Wonderful Old Painted Tin Folk Art Tower with Glass Windows

Regular price $125.00

I found this fabulous old folk art tower in Adams County, Pennsylvania--perhaps made as part of a model train set? It’s scratch made, lovingly constructed of tin with its original glass in three of the four top level windows, and a gutter all the way around that top level, leading to folded stairs. Painted a sort of taupe, with red roof, dark green trim, and brown at one lower corner, I assume to represent a door. "XR" is painted in black on one of the windows (which could be scrubbed off if desired)--perhaps the initials of the maker, or perhaps to indicate a railroad crossing? To me, the sort of object one might construct a whole world around, or project all sorts of scenarios onto, and just a marvelous object.

7” t x 4 1/4” w (4 1/2” w at stairs), 4 7/8” d and in overall very good condition, stable and sturdy, with a little paint loss and general wear.