AMERICAN FOLK ART SCULPTURE. 
Carved Wooden Doll.


Likely New England, ca. mid-19th century. Just reacquired....Carved wood body and hair, retaining original paint on face and hair. Arms are sewn cloth, stuffed probably with cotton. Soulful with impactful room presence. Legs long gone. Mounted in a custom stand. Provenance includes Marna Anderson, Peter Brams, private Northeast collections. Overall height including mount about 9 ¾ inches. For like examples, see American Primitive, Discoveries in Folk Sculpture, Ricco and Maresca.  A very special object.