After listing the Heart-in-Hand painting a few days ago, I thought I’d make today a “handy” update! I love these whimsey puzzle chains and this one especially because of the hand carved as part of it. These puzzle chains are carved from one piece of wood—the puzzle, of course, is how did they do that? This one is about 18” long. The chain ends with a ball & disc in a box, held to the chain with a hand…..all the same piece of wood. Wonderful condition. It dates between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
See the last photo for a photo showing both of the “handy” listings of today: this great whimsey as well as a graceful carved wood scuplture.