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2880B Boston
February 27, 2016 10:00AMCalender

Paint-decorated Fireboard

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2880B Location: Boston Date / Time: February 27, 2016 10:00AM


Paint-decorated Fireboard, probably Pennsylvania, late 18th/early 19th century, the mortise and tenon-constructed pine and poplar tiger-maple grain-painted frame with reeded ends and beaded liner and raised panel fancifully painted, the sky with a fleece of clouds and orange and yellow birds above a line of trees on a knoll with a red house to the left, the foreground suggesting flowering shrubs, ht. 40 1/4, wd. 48 1/2 in.

Provenance: John Bereman, Geneva, Illinois, or David Pottinger, sold to Betty Willis. Then to Edith and Bernard Barenholtz in the early 1970s.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

minor scratches, wear at base, back of bottom edge charred (not visible from front), shrinkage crack in panel, bottom ends with losses.

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Betty Willis, David Pottinger, John Bereman, Bernard Barenholtz, Edith Barenholtz