02-24-2002 02-24-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
2128
February 24, 2002 10:00AMCalender
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Polychrome Carved Wood Tobacconist Indian Figure,

$36,425$31,000
Auction: Sale #2128 - 2128 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 24, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Polychrome Carved Wood Tobacconist Indian Figure, America, probably third quarter 19th century, the standing figure of an Indian woman with carved feather headdress, earrings, necklace and costume holds a banded bunch of cigars in one hand, (imperfections), ht. 71 3/8 in.

Provenance: Deaccessioned from a Northeastern institution.

N.B. The figure was purportedly carved by Thomas Brooks of New York, c. 1860-70. Brooks was a former ships' figurehead carver.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Provenance: deaccessioned from a Northeastern Institution. N.B. The figure was purportedly carved by Thomas Brooks of New York,circa 1860-70. Brooks was a former ships' figurehead carver.

Keywords

Thomas Brooks, Northeastern Institution, Polychrome Carved Wood Tobacconist