c. 1920's Carnival Sideshow Boxing Arena Carvings

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Fantastic pair of hand carved boxer and training athlete sculptures with original, layered park paint surfaces. These figures once hung outside of a carnival "Athletic Show," which popularly featured boxers and wrestlers fighting it out in the ring.
Details
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
c. 1920's
Period
Early 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
support on the back side are wood
There are original mounting brackets on the back made from iron
There appears to be a layer of gold leaf on the bottom surface
Each Figure is hand carved wood
You can see on the front where the bolts went through to hold the mounting brackets
older park paint
The frame
many layers of original park paint
Masonite
Condition
Good stable condition. Paint loss as expected with age and exposure to the elements. Please see photos.
Dimensions
55 in. H x 12 in. W
140 cm H x 30 cm W
Dealer Location
Santa Monica, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U1110068734550
Urban Country
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(424) 529-6775
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