We've seen many keg heads used as decor, but none as original as this one. Hand-crafted in the late 19th century, this folk art scene uses natural materials native to the area.
What WAS used to make this dimensional scene? To us, it appears to be a putty-like substance that includes organic materials such as soil, pebbles, shells, etc. (There's a story here, though we will never know it.) Painted with neutral period colors, and we've got a fall or winter image.
An antique keg head forms the round wooden base. 'Ft. Wayne, IN' is stenciled across the plaque, with an illegible hand written inscription. The beautiful old wood displays a patina you will cherish.
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- ONE round antique folk art scene on wooden keg head plaque (as shown)
Good condition with wear consistent with age and use. The rustic detail found on this piece truly add to the charm. The dimensional decoration shows surface wear, dust, residue. And painted details remain clear. Missing chimney at center top.
The wooden base plaque is bowed (see images 6 & 7). Wood shows a lovely warm patina. Stenciled Ft. Wayne, IN on back; remaining lettering is illegible. No hanger present but would be easy to add.
>> Please view pictures carefully as they are part of the description. This is truly a one of a kind, found item. Embracing its vintage beauty, this piece may contain imperfections from years of wear. These imperfections are not considered defective.
- Materials: wood, putty type clay, paint
- Color: neutral browns, taupe, gray
- Dimensions: 14" diameter
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