19th Century Carnival Wheel

This is fantastic !  It is made in two sections with the top wheel rotating on a spindle.  To make this an interesting decorative piece we have joined the two separate pieces together.


We believe it is 19th century and part of a fairground game, presumably the 'user' would have guessed what number the game stopped on much like a roulette wheel.

There are coins attached to the wheel, one of which dates to 1708.  Masses of natural distressing / patina to the original paint finish.  Some old re-treated woodworm.

71 cm across x 12 d

£800.00 | Code : 1451
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