03-06-2011 03-06-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2538B Boston
March 6, 2011 11:00 AMCalender

Paint-decorated Fireboard

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2538B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 06, 2011 11:00AM


Paint-decorated Fireboard, Maine or New Hampshire, early 19th century, rectangular panel, the center painted with a large blue classical urn ornamented with gold griffins, swags, with guilloche and leaf borders, filled with red roses, on a blue plinth with gold classical wave motif, flanked by large and small painted trees, on a gray-blue/green ground, in a black-painted molded frame pierced with square andiron billet bar holes, overall ht. 38, wd. 56 in.

Note: This fireboard last sold at Christie's Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art and Decorative Arts auction, October 21, 1989.
Estimate $20,000-25,000

Minor paint losses, one spot of loss is about 1 1/2 x 3/4 at l.l., some brownish drips on area to lower rt. side of urn.


Maine, New Hampshire