This lovely little storybox is all set inside a sweet 1930’s wooden drawer. The feet are painted red beads from an circa 1930’s abacus. The windmill scene is a vintage watercolour, dated on the rear to 1908. The words are typed on to tiny pieces of vintage silk dress sash ribbon, circa early 1900, and then hand-sewn on to the paper. The lyrics in this storybox are from “Windmills of your mind”. by the late Noel Harrison, which originally featured in the wonderful award winning film “The Thomas Crown Affair”.
The grass is c. 1920’s homespun hemp, which has been dyed, and the tiny buttercups are made from wire and acrylic paint. The running rabbit is c.1930’s, and is painted metal. The beautiful little girl was originally a German dolls house doll, and has a painted metal head, hands and feed, with a wound fabric and wire body. She is circa 1950’s. She is holding her own little windmill. This is made from a 1920’s glass button. The windmill will actually spin if you flick it.
The whole storybox measures 22cm high, by 18cm wide, and 5.5cm deep.
All sculptures are made from repurposed vintage and antique items, and, as such, may show evidence of being timeworn.
Delivered in the UK in 4 working days. Please allow up to 21 days for international delivery.
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