This antique Tramp Art clock case is very rare, highly collectible and an interesting piece of American Folk Art history.
Tramp Art woodworking style emerged in America in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Some of tramp art's defining characteristics include chip or notch carving, the reclamation of cheap or available wood such as that from cigar boxes and shipping crates, the use of simple tools such as penknives, and the layering of materials into geometric shapes through glue or nails.
Although widespread use of wooden cigar boxes in the 1850s sparked involvement in tramp art, it was most prevalent during the Great Depression. Tramp art was made around the world, but it prospered in the United States by men, women, and children.
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Antique Tramp Art collection.
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