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Large Carved White-painted and Polychrome Decorated Four-tier Whirligig

Auction:
2880B
Lot:
551
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2880B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Large Carved White-painted and Polychrome Decorated Four-tier Whirligig, Eugene C. Smith, Ohio, c. 1958, composed of twelve sheet iron pinwheels fixed to axles which animate dozens of figures, animals, and objects, constructed in four tiers embellished with applied scalloping, all mounted on a white-painted iron post, (imperfections), overall ht. 59, wd. 22, dp. 19 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

a few elements do not appear to operate, paint losses primarily to one pinwheel, some elements loose and in need of reattachment.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Eugene C. Smith, Pinwheel, Whirligig

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