Here we have a whimsical and lovely piece of folk art in which the artist painted a strawberry design onto a small antique shoe form. The shoe form was likely for a child's or woman’s foot, as it’s fairly small. I was drawn to this particular piece because of just how charming this tole style painting is. There are three strawberries and three white blossoms on the plant. Tole style painting originated This is a sweet folk painting, and the artist did not sign the piece, as this is truly a form of art that regular folk have practiced since the 1600s. This piece may have been painted in the 1970s, when many hobbyists took up the form. A sticker on the back tells us that the painted shoe form was sold by a gift shop in Birmingham, MI.
The wooden foot or shoe form measures about 8-1/2" long by about 2-3/4" across at the widest point and just over 2-1/2" tall. The piece weighs a little over twelve ounces unpacked. There is some wear in the piece from age but in quite good condition.
Perfect for a vintage vignette.
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