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Pair of Wax Figures of Georges Danton and Maximilien Robespierre

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
442
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Wax Figures of Georges Danton and Maximilien Robespierre, France, 19th century, each figure clad in period dress, standing on a wood base, with hand-applied color to face and hair, with later Plexiglas cases, figure ht. to 25 1/4 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

clothing worn and tattered, surface grime, Robespierre's right hand off but present, loss to Robespierre's nose, loss to fingers on both, Robespierre with metal support rod, Danton lacking rod

Keywords

Maximilien Robespierre, Georges Danton, France, metal support rod, French people

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