19th Century Carved Wood Calliope Figure


Fabulous, circa 1880s, American mechanical cowgirl styled figure. She is most likely a circus or Wild West wagon calliope. The movable bellows-operated arm beats a cymbal or drum. A great and attractive piece of Americana, with original polychrome paint. The patina is truly beautiful and compliments the quality of the carving. Added stand for display is removable. Cowgirl figure is 25” tall; with stand 40" tall overall.

Lot 19, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 20, 2017, Mesa, AZ.
Sold $11,800