Rare Early Large
Velvet Corn 
  

American, ca. 1840-1870. Painted velvet and felt, firmly stuffed with what appears to be sawdust. Velvet fruits and other vegetables (like carrots) are readily found, yet early corn examples are seldom encountered. Surprisingly weighty and a full 8 inches long. Private collection, acquired long ago at the Wilton Antique Show from Don Walters.

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