Antique Folk Art

An Important Painted Federal Period Architectural Weather-House

A painted Federal period hygrometric architectural Weather-house with tall chimney stacks and a balustraded roof surmounted with urns. The house (apart from the missing flag-pole) in completely untouched original condition, has painted brickwork and quoined corners with glass glazed segmentally-arched windows. Within the two principal arches to the ground floor peg-doll male and female figures indicate levels of humidity, the male figure prominent when it is damp and the female when it is dry.

My most recent blog has a more detailed description of this item including its provenance.

Product features
  • Circa 1790
  • Height 25”
  • Width 17”
  • Depth 14”


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