For your consideration, this is an all wood, hand-carved red capped black porter smoking stand that stands at 36 in height and has a hand-wind Reuge(Italy) musical works within the back that plays Camptown Races while the head moves from side-to-side. The head has recently decided to bob side-to-side about half-way , so we have reduced the price to compensate. The music Box still plays camptown Races well. The legs and the feet are greatly exaggerated in length.From the little information available, these were produced in the late 1920'-early 1930's. We have seen 4 examples available over the last 25 years and there are slight variations in the carving of each, but they are all 36" in height (give or take perhaps 1/4") and each has the Reuge wind-up musical mechanism that plays Camptown Races as the head moves from side-to-side (two others we are aware of had non-functioning musical works). We apologize for the lack of lighting on the lead picture and we will try to get a better shot soon, lol! Please review the available pictures for your personal assessment as to overall condition for your collecting requirements. Just a rare opportunity to add this to your upper-end folk art/black Americana/memorabilia collection. Thank you for your interest.
The item "Rare Ca 1920's Red Capped Black Porter Musical Smoking Stand Automaton 36 Wood" is in sale since Monday, October 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Figures & Sculptures".The seller is "lilysgma1" and is located in Northville, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.