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VFA Nr. 15087, Exclusive

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Chalkware 8.5 in
Made in United States (2015)
Seasons: Winter
Year Issued: 2015, for Old Sturbridge Village

Judi made a “sketch transfer” to be used each time this piece is painted to keep the Oliver Wight house and its setting true to proportions and hand paint the building on every piece. The back side features the Rufus Porter wall mural which is original to the house, where she has taken the “STYLE” of Rufus Porter and winterized the scene and changed the buildings to these antique german toys which were toys of the time period. This entire scene is hand painted each time. The toy villages are based on historical collections seen in Colonial Williamsburg and Winterthur.

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About Vaillancourt Folk Art

Vaillancourt is a family owned business located in Sutton, Massachusetts and is best known for their handmade and hand painted chalkware figures. These figures are made using vintage and antique chocolate, candy, and ice cream moulds. The Vaillancourt’s have the largest private collection in the USA and have been creating these heirloom masterpieces meant to be passed down from generation to generation since 1984.