Item Details

Folk Art

This carving of George Washington is in the round but it is not cut from a single block. George’s tricorn, head, body, arms, cravat, and the base on which George sits are individually carved. A single nail keeps his tricorn attached, therefore it is somewhat mobile; the arms are held by single screws so they are articulated; the cravat has a single nail (appearing as a button) and another in the back of the collar secures the head to the body; and two nails up through the base secures the body. … Pegs serve as six coat buttons… pencil marks denote eyes and eye brows. George stands approximately 11” high by 7 1/2” at the base and the tricorn is widest at ~4 3/4”. The wood may be maple.