Antique dog sled, measuring approximately 2′ long by 4 wide rendered in oak with braided cord, rawhide lashings, metal working brake, metal on bottom of runners. All rawhide lashings are sound and complete. The braided cord runs along edges and wraps around the handle and the cross pieces on the circle at the back. Tiny brass (I think) brads are used to attach the slats to the cross pieces, and all are present. There are dark streaks on the top of the slats, but not on the bottom. I have not cleaned it other than to carefully dust it with dry Q-tips and a cloth. This is an original, probably early 1900s (note the crackling in the finish in the photo of the bottom of the piece), Inuit/Eskimo made with exquisite attention to detail. NOTE: I would be happy to receive any information someone may have about this. In my research on it, I’ve been told by some that it is a “salesman’s sample”, others have said it is a practice piece made by a young Eskimo learning his craft and the patience and attention to detail required of it. The item “Spectacular Eskimo Inuit antique miniature dog sled, exquisitely made, early 1900s” is in sale since Wednesday, October 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American”. The seller is “isensflews” and is located in Wiscasset, Maine. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Wood – oak
- Original/Reproduction: Original