Wooden Cutout Folk Art Boy Cook, 1940s, by Richard King

Regular price $24.00

This guy arrived in the mail detached from his green painted flat wooden base, and I was just about the glue his feet back to it when I though maybe he's better just on his own? Either way, I think he's pretty sweet, made in the 1940s or so by a Richard King from Minnesota, who I understand from the seller died just recently at the age of 85. I really like that the the spoon in his hand is a separate object, glued to the tips of his fingers, and that from head to toe he seems about as honest and earnest looking as the come--exactly the right sort to have in the kitchen! 

I'm happy to glue him back to his base (which I think should not be very hard) or not, whatever you prefer. Without the base, he stands 5 7/8" tall x 2 7/8" wide and is made of 3/8" thick wood. The base measures 3 5/16" wide x 2 1/2" deep x 1/4" thick. There is a small chip on the back of one foot, as documented, otherwise he's in good shape.