Very interesting wooden folk
art dust pan with painted and drawn decorations, including a
horse and rider (possibly a Native American), vines, a domed
structure which could be a tent, and snakes along the length
of each interior side, the back, and under the tent. Scallops
of painted decoration along the lip of the pan, with a minor
paint chip which could easily be touched up if desired. The exterior
of the pan is painted with an old, likely original, red milk
paint wash, and there is a carved loop at the top for hanging.
There is an inartful repaint attempt on the exterior of the lip.
Assembled using hand cut nails. The snakes and horse and rider
suggest that the owner may have been Native American, although
we cannot make that attribution. Just a wonderful piece of early
American folk art on a utilitarian object. Circa 19th century.
(CM - 29)