Chicken Wooden Decorative Pull Toy
The Washingtons raised a variety of domesticated fowl, including chickens and turkeys, to supply their table with both meat and eggs. Care of these birds typically fell under the control of the plantations mistress, and there are hints that George Washington did not maintain a flock of chickens and other birds before his marriage.
This vintage wooden folk art toy measures 6” H x 6 ¾” L x 3 ½” W. Black nylon pull rope is 12” long. Painted red base is stamped Mount Vernon. Color coordinated design on wheels matches chicken’s red beak and comb.