Grouping of seven (7) Southern African American wax folk art figures, made by the Francisco Vargas family of New Orleans, known for their waxwork figures, circa 1900. All figures having finely carved details with handmade clothing and mounted onto wood stands. Figures include a man with sack of cotton on his back (right arm damaged), a female with market basket holding a list and standing next to a bale of hay , a female figure holding fish in left hand (right hand broken), a standing female figure with outstretched right arm (damage to right hand), a young girl with sack of cotton on her back (damage to left arm), a young girl seated with basket of produce in her lap (damage to both arms, missing bale hale seat), and a young boy shown standing and holding a corn stalk in his right hand (missing object at left foot). All child figures and female figure standing next to bale stamped on the base "Genuine Vargas/New Orleans, LA". Ranging is size from 4 3/8" H to 7" H. All Circa 1900. Provenance: The Estate of Mrs. Frank Wood, Evansville, Indiana and Dickson, Tennessee. CONDITION: See description above. All figures with wear and grime.
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