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

Impressive Pair of Carved Fruitwood Columns

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


Impressive Pair of Carved Fruitwood Columns, late 19th century, each formed as a vertical tower of winged cherubs clustered around a tree trunk, realistically carved leaves, floral garlands, grape clusters, and grape-filled baskets, the uppermost cherub supporting a fluted bowl with slightly everted rim, set on rounded bases carved with beaded and ovolo bands, ht. approx. 8 ft., together with a pair of painted wood bases.

Provenance: Purchased by the grandfather of the consignor from the Italian Pavilion at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, at the close of the fair.
Estimate $25,000-35,000

crack at base to one. scattered losses to some wings, flower petals, grapes, branches and putti's digits, with some pieces off, but present. some old glue repairs. Thin finish. The whitewashed paneled bases possibly later or associated.


Italian Pavilion