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Embossed and Polychrome Painted Leather Folding Screen from Thomas W. Lawson's Dreamwold Estate, Scituate, Massachusetts

Auction:
2922M
Lot:
666
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2922M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Embossed and Polychrome Painted Leather Folding Screen from Thomas W. Lawson's Dreamwold Estate, Scituate, Massachusetts, Early 20th century, composed of three panels with arched tops joined by iron hinges, the front of each leather, the upper sections with embossed and painted figures of a horse head, Pegasus, and a cow's head inside a scrolled and fruit-decorated medallion, the lower portion painted iridescent green, the back of the panels composed of brown-painted cloth, all bordered with leaf and vine pattern and brass tacks, ht. 74 1/2, wd. 75 in.

Note: Thomas W. Lawson (1857-1925) a prominent and sometimes controversial Boston businessman and stock promoter. Lawson's 300-acre Dreamworld estate was intended to be composed of residential and farm buildings constructed to the highest-possible standards. A visual focal point of Lawson's estate was a 15th century-style watchtower built in 1902 housing a 276,000-gallon municipal water tank. The tower still stands today as a prominent Scituate landmark.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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.

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Scituate, Scituate, Massachusetts, Thomas W. Lawson

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