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Miniature Salesman's Sample Ironing Board and Iron, American, circa 1920

$495Asking Price


Salesman sample circa 1920 miniature ironing board accompanied by a hand painted metal iron, are both handmade and in excellent all original condition with no repairs; the iron is in it's copious original bright red paint with no touch up. Salesmen would have traveled rural areas of America in the early 1900s trying to procure sales by showing this "salesman sample" to prospective customers; or, simply displaying it for an extended period of time in local general stores and canvassing that particular merchant's clients. The ironing board is very attractive and made of pitched pine, as indicated by it's strength, hardness, and highly figured grain. It folds down flat by virtue of an end to end dowel penetrating through the legs. The iron is made out of pressed metal and is the style that would have been used circa 1920. Dimensions: ironing board: 16" long x 11 1/4" high x 5 1/4" wide (open) iron: 6 1/2" long x 3" high x 3 1/4" wide.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.25 in. (28.58 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 5.25 in. (13.34 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Incline Village, NV
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU973221522142

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    Ships From: Incline Village, NV
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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Located in Incline Village, NV
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