This wonderful wooden figure of George Washington is hand-carved and hand-painted, and dates to the beginning of the 20th century.
Almost life size, the sculpture shows General George Washington wearing his high black boots, red pants, red vest with gold trim, black coat with brass buttons and gold epaulets. He wears a gold hat with ribbon and holds the handle of his sword at his side, a nod to his prowess as a military commander and general.
This carving was originally displayed at a Philadelphia theater.
It is in good condition. The paint is vibrant and complete, with only minor fading. Sculpture has been stabilized along the head, near Washington's mouth, neck, and hat, where previous cracks had stressed the wood. Sculpture displays extremely well. Sculpture dimensions: 53" H x 21" W x 3" D.