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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3121M Marlborough
August 12, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Early Carved Doll

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 12, 2018 10:00AM


Early Carved Doll, probably Pennsylvania, early 19th century, the doll with subtle face and clothing details, articulated arms, traces of polychrome paint, ht. 10 in.

Provenance: The New-York Historical Society; Collection of Gary Stass; Don Walters, Goshen, Indiana, acquired at the Philadelphia Antiques Show, April 8, 1990.

Literature: A similar example by the same hand is illustrated in Carl Fox's The Doll (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1972), #140.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Harry N. Abrams, Don Walters, Gary Stass, Sybil Kern, Carl Fox, Goshen