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Continental Giltwood and Creme Painted Marionette Theatre

Auction:
2183
Lot:
368
Sold for:
$3,055$2,600

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Auction:
Sale #2183 - 2183
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Continental Giltwood and Creme Painted Marionette Theatre, late 19th century, with gilt-edged creme painted crest, uprights, and frieze, set with giltwood swags, patera, and a central satyr mask, with two elaborately painted backdrops, one on canvas roller depicting peasant revelry, the other stationary on board depicting Venice's Piazza San Marco, on plain pine base, together with other backdrop panels, ht. 90, wd. 68 1/2, dp. 35 in.

Provenance: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Roman mythology, Satyr