Antique Cast Iron Doorstop Little Colonial Lady By National Foundry Repainted in Gold Color
Description: Antique full figured woman solid cast iron doorstop by National Foundry. The design is known as Little Colonial Lady (see Jeanne Bertoia's book "Doorstop; Identification and Values" published by Collector Books in 1989, page 27). It is in the shape of a woman with a bonnet and wearing a ruffled dress normally decorated with colorful flowers. The woman's head is tilted to the back and she is wearing a hat. The back of the hat is also normally decorated with red and green flowers. This doorstop appears to have been repainted in a golden color and lost all of the details. It is original casting, but the colorful normal painting is gone and instead you see gold coloring. The door stop has a flat base which shows signs of many years of use. Please carefully view the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Late 1800's or Early 1900's.
Origin: Whitman Massachusetts, USA
Size: 4 3/4" high and 3 1/4" by 3" at the base.
Maker: National Foundry
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: An authentic old doorstop, which has been repainted. It is made of solid cast iron and weighs over 3 1/2 pounds. It would make for a nice restoration project or as an addition to your old doorstop collection.
Condition: This doorstop is in good condition given its age. It has been repainted in gold color and the paint has considerable losses but still shows the features of the piece very well. The doorstop has general wear and considerable loss of paint. It does have some rust spots on the bottom of the base, but this is nothing to be concerned with.
Because of the issues mentioned here we are selling this piece "AS IS" at a low price, which is a fraction of its true value.
In Closing: This is a quality piece and is a worthy addition to your collection or for use around your country decorated home.
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