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Paint-decorated Fireboard

Auction:
2961B
Lot:
77
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2961B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 19, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Paint-decorated Fireboard, Pennsylvania, c. 1840, the slightly arched form with black border surrounding a landscape scene with a stone house and trees under a pink and yellow-striped sky, 32 1/4 x 31 3/4 in.

Note: Three additional fireboards by the same hand are known from the Babcock Collection and were displayed in a private home on Long Island. Others have been owned by David Schorsch, Courcier/Wilkins, and Steve Miller. The Miller example was illustrated in the December 1991 issue of Architectural Digest.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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

Steve Miller, David Schorsch, Aesthetics, Babcock, Electromagnetic radiation, Fireboard, Fireplaces, Pink, Visual arts, Yellow

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