Whimsy Dog

French (or English?), 17th century

Walnut. The very first comfort dog! Made as a comforting companion -- perhaps for an invalid? Or a child? The top of the head, the nose and one paw have been frequently stroked and petted. Traces of original black and gold paint. The cutest expression -- we bet you'll add to the stroking! Grain-fill on head, surface wear, very minor age-cracks. Good overall condition, no restoration.

5" h x 6-1/4" l x 3-1/2" w.

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