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Decorative Arts, Ceremonial Ax, Odd Fellows, Painted Wood, American, 1st Half 20th Century


Ceremonial Wooden Ax
American: 1st Half 20th Century
37 inches long

Really cool wooden decorative ax, suitable for collectors or prop rental.

A wooden folk art ax, the oversized red-painted blade highlighted with a silver painted edge, and having a simple natural wooden flat rectangular handle. It was likely intended for ceremonial or parade use for a fraternal organization; numerous examples of similar form from the Independent Order of Odd Fellows are known.

Condition: Generally very good, the wood with the usual overall light wear, toning, handling; the original paint with the usual overallĀ  light wear, toning, and abrasions.

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20th Century