07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Pair Venetian Painted and Parcel-gilt Blackamoor Figures on Bases

$3,555$3,000
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Pair Venetian Painted and Parcel-gilt Blackamoor Figures on Bases, early 20th century, each figure holding aloft a shelf, also holding a gondola paddle and standing on a gondola end, decorated with floral scrolls on gilt and ebonized ground, on a two-part stepped square pedestal base, ht. 64 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Both paddles with losses at ends and middle; figures with scattered minor losses, rubbing and some minor (not major) areas of inpainting and touch-ups; moderately heavy rubbing to circular socles; scratching to stepped bases; age typical additional minor imperfections and defects.