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Polychrome-painted and Carved Wood Indian Tobacconist Figure

Auction:
2509
Lot:
897
Sold for:
$11,850$10,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Polychrome-painted and Carved Wood Indian Tobacconist Figure, America, c. 1840-50, carved full-figure male Native American wearing a feathered headdress, a fringed cloak draped across his left shoulder, and a fringed tunic; holding a tobacco leaf in his left hand and a bundle of cigars in his right hand, old repainted surface in shades of dark red, blue, green, yellow, and black, (imperfections), ht. 46 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Old losses on headress, nose and around base, numerous shrinkage cracks, 3 in. section of cloak replaced some time ago. Repair on thumb and loss on pinky finger.

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Cigars, Smoking, Tobacco

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