Auction Item Details

Back Lot Number: 2  

Lot 2
Description: Folk art baseball decorated child's sled c.1880-1900. Rare painted wooden children's sled is one of a handful of known examples having polychrome painted center panel with catcher figure and "Kelly" lettering eluding to famed player of the era Mike "King" Kelly. Sled retains its original wooden side panels with cast iron runners and carved decorative handle supports. 47" long with fine original surface and appropriate usage wear including a worn area where a joyful youth once knelt on the left area of the center panel. Paint has some surface wear including to the "Kelly" lettering with catcher graphic remaining quite clean. Sled itself remains intact and complete with a few period repairs to cracks and a vertical center crack most likely from wood shinkage. American baseball related paint decorated items of quality are extraordinarily rare in any form with the offered item rating among the most coveted of its category: VG-EX
Sold For: $1,300.00

Estimated Price: ($2,000.00-$3,000.00)