The photograph that accompanies the piece shows the young girl in the car wearing a lace bonnet, possibly the day she was given it as a present, and the families black cat is also atop, all making for a special photo. Pedal car history goes back to the 1890's when most were modelled from the real cars on the road at the time.
Since their conception, pedal cars were all kids wished for, but at the turn of the century, their cost meant they were playthings for only wealthy families. With many families reeling from the financial devastation of The Great Depression, pedal cars were often toys for upper class children. Those not so fortunate played with basic homemade ride-on toys. No pedal cars were produced in the mid-1940's when all metal production was directed to the World War II effort.
With the evocative tang of the marvellous original surfaces and the remarkable survival of the photograph to accompany it, this piece has the power of an art installation; intoxicating. All pieces listed by Doe & Hope are of the finest quality. However, any imperfection, which is deemed to be more than just natural ageing, will be duly described above. B: The P&P stated applies to U.And remember, Antiques are Green! They are re-usable, re-saleable, and sustainable. The golden chandelier symbol displayed in a window or at a fair, is the sign of membership of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. Since its inception in 1974, LAPADAs membership has grown to over 550 members making it the largest association of professional art and antiques dealers in the United Kingdom. Membership is only open to those who meet the Associations requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject.
Between them, members cover virtually every discipline from antiquities to contemporary fine art. We comprehensively insure all items until the item is received or signed for. All items can also be collected from us by request. Cheque - Made payable to Doe and Hope.
Post to: Doe & Hope. The Onion Barn, 15 High Street, Blunham, Bedfordshire, MK44 3NL.Cash - We are happy to accept cash if you decide you wish to collect from us. For more information about us and the way we do things visit our'About Us' Page. Well, hurrah, with highly polished brass knobs on! The item "Antique Early 20thC French Childs Painted Metal Pedal Special Racing Car 1920" is in sale since Wednesday, August 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Other Vintage & Classic Toys". The seller is "doeandhopeantiques" and is located in Bedford.
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