A delicately carved wood folk art figure of a Civil War Union soldier. The soldier is wearing a kepi & he is holding a rifle. He is standing in front of a tree. A cannon is positioned behind the tree on a raised oval section of wood.
The original rectangular base that the man is standing on has cross-hatched carving on the front. The original varnish finish has developed a wonderful cracked/ alligatored surface from many years of age which is very appealing. This natural aging, which shows thousands of fine crackles, is consistent all over the surfaces of the carving on the top areas as well as on the base.
The base is made of walnut & the rest of the carving is made of some other type of wood. This carving originally came out of an estate in Coatesville, Pennsylvania many years ago.
The member of the family who carved this figure was a soldier who fought for the Union Army during the Civil War. The carving is said to have been made by him in the 1860's during the Civil War war or shortly after the war. The height of the piece is 6 1/4 inches.
The size of the base is 4 1/8 inches long by 2 1/8 inches deep. The weight is 3.9 ounces. There are no repairs, no replacements, & no touch-ups of any kind. There is one small thin crack on the back of the cannon which appears to have occurred when made. The carving is complete as made & is in excellent condition.
This item is inventory #9178. Is an estimate and the actual cost may differ. International Buyers - Please Note.