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A toy mechanical carousel. four tapering columns hold a "cris-cross" canopy over a centered turned post with four shaped platforms- each with a sitting hen raised on a square base. Painted red, green, blue, yellow and white. The central post has an embossed gilt paper banding. The chickens turn when the carousel is held in the air by a metal wire loop.
wood (plant material)
paper (fiber product)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
In pencil on the base is written: 355/4 .
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
6 1/2 x 4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little