French Tramp Art Model
A simply marvellous and rare French ‘tramp art’ diorama model of building with a built in barometer, doghouse, horse, lamp & lamplighter, housed in its original glazed case C.1930’s. Lots of work has gone into this piece and it’s a particularly substantial size. There are some names to the inside do the barometers pendulum, possibly the artist/artists signature.
Tramp art is a style of woodworking which emerged in America in the latter half of the 19th 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 ✨