07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

Pair of Venetian Parcel-gilt and Carved Wood Blackamoor Acrobat Stands

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM


Pair of Venetian Parcel-gilt and Carved Wood Blackamoor Acrobat Stands, late 19th century, each figure wearing an Egyptian kilt and headdress, balancing on his lower back and hands with legs overhead and head between thighs, on shaped base, ht. 46, wd. 26 1/2, dp. 12 1/2 in.; with glass tops mounted to feet.

Literature: Newman, Bruce M., Fantasy Furniture, (New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1989), p. 34.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Both with scattered surface wear, scuffs, scratches, and paint touch-ups. Each with a later glass top that attaches to the feet with two screws.
One stand with restored breaks to wrists and feet. one earring restored or replaced. shrinkage lines at thighs, across shoulders, and at knees. wear to tip of nose.
The other stand with shrinkage cracks to wrists, biceps, one side of face, feet, and vertically up back. Surface loss to base with touch-ups. front edge of base with crack to left side, and worming. wear to tip of nose and chin.


Rizzoli International Publications Inc., paint touch-ups