Antique Limberjack Dancing Jig Doll from 1800s | Wood Carved
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Here we have a stunning folk art Limberjack Dancing Jig doll straight out of 19th century West Virginia. I've looked everywhere and I've never seen a wood folk art figure like this one. It's a stunner gunner...straight, no chaser. The look, the execution, and the mysterious history will give you all you can handle. Check out the carved fingers and amazing shoes. Unreal.
The dancing jig doll came out of an old antique store in West Virginia. The story is the dress and the figure were both slave made. I think it's possible the dress comes from the period, but I think the figure is from the later 1800s. I'm not an expert on the subject so it's just a hunch.
The rare folk art doll measures just over 13", and just over 3" at the waist, including the arms. The shoes measure 2". The articulating limbs all work. There are gaps between the shoulders and arms. The base of the neck shows the exposed spring, allowing the head to bob when dancing. There is perfect patina everywhere. The dress has some tears and detached strands hanging about. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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When this one dances, the floor clears and people step aside. I've never seen anything like it.