Thursday, May 5, 2011

Play Time

Whether by age, wear or style of the times, we're amazed by how many antique toys have become pure abstractions of form. The beauty is not only in the evidence of hand by the creator, but by the companion...the more loved, the better.

Crandall Spring Rocking Horse from Noel Barrett

19th Century Daguerreotype from Alderfer's Auction and Appraisal

Shadowbox with three dolls circa 1830's from Noel Barrett via Liveauctioneers

From the National Gallery of Australia, 19th century portrait by unknown photographer

Southern Cloth Doll via Case, late 19th / early 20th Century via Liveauctioneers

Early straw filled cat at The Cat Lady Antiques

19th Century Daguerreotype of Boy with his Cat via Cowan's

Well-loved mohair rabbit we found in New Paltz, NY

Amazing 19th century lamb toys at Skinner

Cotton batting cat and ball from The Cat Lady Antiques

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