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Carved, Painted, and Gilded Odd Fellows Lodge Serpent and Rod Staff

Auction:
3158T
Lot:
1002
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3158T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 25, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Carved, Painted, and Gilded Odd Fellows Lodge Serpent and Rod Staff, America, c. 1850, the black and gold serpent with detailed head and mouth, spiraling around a tapered green-painted staff with a gold ball top, with custom stand, lg. 64 in.

Provenance: Richard W. Oliver Auction, Kennebunk, Maine, June 26, 1988.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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Keywords

Richard W. Oliver, Sybil Kern, Cultural anthropology, Dragons, Folklore, Independent Order of Oddfellows Manchester Unity, Kennebunk station, Kennebunk, Maine, Mythology, Serpent, Kennebunk

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