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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 26, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
This is an incredible and scarce Antique Wood Ticonderoga Painted Wood Cannon & Painted Wood Fort Building Blocks Toy with Lithographed Wood Soldiers in the Original Wood Double Slide-Lid Box with Lithographed Labels . The original dovetailed box with slide lids measures approximately 13" x 11" x 4-1/2" deep. The lithographed paper labels on the two slide lids are original with beautiful colors. The wood cannon in original paint measures approximately 15-3/4" long. All wood building blocks are present and in original paint. This includes the four black painted wood finials and 2 black painted flag bases (flags are not present). There are five individual wood and lithographed paper soldiers 6-3/4" tall (2 are showing losses to opposing sides). They are just set into a wood display base, but can easily be removed. We assembled the blocks according to the diagram on the lid. It left some remaining blocks available to make it a bit larger. As shown in the photos, there is what we could consider, only light, age appropriate surface wear to the pieces. There are NO repairs and NO replacements to the toys. The colors are still bright with only surface dirt from light, age appropriate use. The original box shows wear on the outside and to the edges of the lithographed paper labels on the two sliding lids. The underside of the box is ... read more