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Carved, Black-painted, and Gilt "RARE BOOKS WILLIAM TODD" Trade Sign

Auction:
2961B
Lot:
219
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2961B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 19, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Carved, Black-painted, and Gilt "RARE BOOKS WILLIAM TODD" Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, double-sided sign with gilding designed as an open book and ink bottle with long curving quill, further lettered "3rd HOUSE ON LEFT," all on a black smalt ground, 21 x 22 3/4 in.
The Janie & Peter Gross Collection.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Peter Gross, Black, Calligraphy, Cobalt, Cobalt glass, Gilding, Gold, Language, Metal plating, Visual arts, Writing

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