08-14-2011 08-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2558M Marlborough
August 14, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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American School, 19th Century Portrait of Benjamin Metcalf of Wilmington, Vermont

$1,422$1,200
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Portrait of Benjamin Metcalf of Wilmington, Vermont, c. 1830. Unsigned, the figure identified in a penciled inscription verso. Oil on panel, 14 x 10 in., in a period grain-painted frame. Condition: Minor paint losses and retouch, two light scratches, panel slightly bowed.

Note: The man depicted in the present lot is the cabinetmaker who made and labeled the yarn swift, lot 39.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Paint loss: speck on rt. facing check, couple spots u.l. hair, 1 in. scratch above head and 4 in. angled scratch above rt. facing shoulder; retouch- thin line on upper lip and nose, rt. mouth corner, minor edge spots.

Keywords

American School, Benjamin Metcalf, Wilmington, Vermont, cabinetmaker