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Old Woman In A Shoe Pen Wipe

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Old Woman In A Shoe Pen Wipe

Old Woman In A Shoe Pen Wipe

Old Woman In A Shoe Pen Wipe


If you like pen wipes, you will really like this rendition of the old nursery rhyme about “…an old woman who lived in a shoe who had so many children she didn’t know what to do…..”

Measuring 4 ½ inches long by a mere 2 inches high, it is in very good condition.  The shoe is velvet with red and blue wool poms.  Sitting therein are 3 bisque and china frozen Charlottes wrapped in linen cloth.  Behind them lurks a large papier-mache head with very distinct wrinkles and facial features, dressed in a net and lace period bonnet that still retains its original satin ribbon.

The rug or actual wipe itself consists of 3 wool leaves.

Whimsical and quite unique in construction, it is a “must have” addition to a serious collection of penwipes but also makes a strong presence as a single work of folk art.

Price: SOLD


The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.


Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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