11-01-2008 11-02-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2431 Boston
November 1, 2008 3:00PMCalender
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Carved and Polychrome Painted Wooden Turk Tobacconist Figure

$5,629$4,750
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Carved and Polychrome Painted Wooden Turk Tobacconist Figure, America, late 19th century, the standing figure with carved turban and exotic clothing holds a pipe in one hand, old paint over earlier paint, mounted on a rectangular wooden base, (minor imperfections), overall ht. 41, in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Paint losses on the top of his turban 3/4 in. dia., 2 1/2 x 1 in paint loss on rt. facing arm, 1 1/4 x 1/3 in. paint loss on tunic front, pipe stem is made of cane and is a little separated where joined to pipe bowl, several cracks in the paint..

Keywords

earlier paint