Antique 1900 Victorian Make Do Felt Monkey Family Stuffed Toys

$395.00

Found together in one Pennsylvania mountain home. Clearly made by hand, from different scraps available at different times.    Large pair (8” high) more clearly impersonates the commercially available Schuco yes / no toys of the period. Coarse wool bodies with remnants of felt hats and scarves, one with shoe button eyes and another with pins - even one made with...

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Found together in one Pennsylvania mountain home. Clearly made by hand, from different scraps available at different times. 

 

Large pair (8” high) more clearly impersonates the commercially available Schuco yes / no toys of the period. Coarse wool bodies with remnants of felt hats and scarves, one with shoe button eyes and another with pins - even one made with a squeaker (that works!) 

 

Miniatures (6”) sculpted on wire frames (possibly coat hangers) and have presence. Entirely different faces and materials, our friend in the blue scarf has some hat decay and sawdust leaking from torn joints. TINY trade bead eyes. Fella in the red scarf needs a stitch to secure his head and neck. He retains one shoe button eye and one missing. 

 

If you see honest wear and heavy use as damage, move on. Endearing as anything, loved and lived to tell the tale.