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Polychrome Painted Wooden Masonic Wall Plaque

Auction:
2460
Lot:
397
Sold for:
$2,133$1,800

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2460
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 07, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Polychrome Painted Wooden Masonic Wall Plaque, America, 19th century, shield-shaped pine panel with applied molding painted red, white, and blue, adorned with numerous carved wooden symbols of Masonic iconography including the All-Seeing Eye, symbol of watchfulness and the supreme Being; large letter "G" for geometry or God, the ladder of Faith, Hope, and Charity, two columns representing the two columns of King Solomon's temple, an anchor and ark for hope, three candles representing the sun, moon, and the Worshipful Master of the Lodge, a pot of incense, an emblem of a pure heart; also sun, moon, stars, shooting star, and many others, the bottom edge with applied letters "A.L. 5871/D. MORRILL," ht. 33 3/4, wd. 28 3/4 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Minor paint losses, small loss on corner of ark l.l.

Keywords

Solomon, Esotericism, Freemasonry

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