Tear Sheet

Syracuse, New York

c. 1880

Carved wood with original white-painted finish and applied wool saddle blanket

Ht. 10 5/8”, L. 20 ½”, D. 6”

Provenance: Walters-Benisek, 1995; Midwest Collection

This figure, reportedly found in a building in south Syracuse, New York, that operated as a butcher’s shop, may have been a child’s riding toy, as the dowel plugs on the underside of the feet suggest they may have been attached to a wheeled base.