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Carved and Painted Articulated Black Figure with Original Clothing

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
18
Sold for:
$3,567$2,900

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

Description:

Carved and Painted Articulated Black Figure with Original Clothing, late 19th century, carved wood throughout, wearing a black jacket with red buttons, high-waisted pants, and a single shoe, (imperfections), on custom stand, overall ht. 19 in.

Provenance: Ricco/Maresca, 1996; David Wheatcroft, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Literature: Illustrated in Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Vernacular, New Discoveries in Folk, Self-taught, and Outsider Sculpture (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2002), p. 128.
The Marvill Collection
Estimate $8,000-12,000

hair gone, jacket threadbare, paint losses and chips


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

David Wheatcroft, Button, Clothing, Fashion, Frank Maresca, Jacket, Westborough station, Westborough, Massachusetts, Westborough

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