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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3167B Boston
November 3, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Painted Wood Scarecrow Bust

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 03, 2018 10:00AM


Painted Wood Scarecrow Bust, New England, c. 1900-10, the blue-eyed man with exaggerated cowlick, carved features, and blue-painted eyes, joined with strips of rubber, ht. 26 in., hangs from a rope and iron ring.

Provenance: Kronen Gallery, New York, 1975.

Literature: Illustrated in Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Primitive: Discoveries in Folk Sculpture (New York: Little, Knopf, 1988), p. 44, fig. 51.

Note: This figure was reportedly found hanging in an apple tree.
The Marvill Collection
Estimate $800-1,200

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Frank Maresca, Ricco, Scarecrow