08-11-2013 08-11-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2669M Marlborough
August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender
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George Washington Dressed Figural Memorial

$780$650
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2669M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 11, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

George Washington Dressed Figural Memorial, possibly Philadelphia, late 18th/early 19th century, the standing effigy depicted wearing a velvet tricorn hat, lambs wool wig with braid, blue wool jacket with brass buttons and gilt metal braided trim, cotton frilled shirt, cream-colored silk waistcoat and breeches, silk stockings, leather shoes and sword scabbard, composed of cut-out card, the face painted with watercolor, some areas stuffed with wool batting, the whole mounted on teardrop-shaped wool segments with ruffles, cut scallop, and sawtooth edges, with braided gilt-metal trim and hanger, (imperfections), ht. 16 1/4, wd. 9 in.
Estimate $300-500

Figure is missing hand, small bit of paper missing on nose, crease on cheek, fabrics frayed on waistcoat and breeches, shirt, ribbon, jacket lining, the light fabrics show some stains, most of stockings are gone with wool batting showing through,


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Keywords

George Washington Dressed Figural Memorial, gilt metal, Philadelphia, gilt-metal trim