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Pair of Polychrome Paint Decorated Leather Firebuckets

Auction:
2431
Lot:
569
Sold for:
$2,370$2,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Pair of Polychrome Paint Decorated Leather Firebuckets, America, early 19th century, the fire buckets centered with a shaped reserve topped with a banner inscribed "PROTECTION IN DANGER" and "No. 1" and "No. 2," over a cenotaph memorializing George Washington, initialed "W" and dated "1800," above a banner inscribed with the name "JEREM'H B. THOMPSON," on a a black painted ground, red painted collar, (imperfections), ht. 12 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Both Lacking handles and handle rings, paint losses and scattered retouch, one moreso than the other.

Keywords

George Washington, No. 2, No. 1, Polychrome

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