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Carved and Painted Suffragette Tobacconist Figure

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
188
Sold for:
$14,760$12,000

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

Description:

Carved and Painted Suffragette Tobacconist Figure, Julius Theodore Melchers, Detroit, Michigan, c. 1890, the figure with carved blue- and white-painted dress wearing a round had with carved floral decoration, holding an open box of cigars, on a square pedestal base with cast iron wheels, old paint, ht. 70 in.

Provenance: Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, December 10, 1999.

Note: According to documentation included with the figure, it was used in a cigar store/tobacco store in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and purchased by the Hill Gallery at an auction held at the store.
Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf.
Estimate $15,000-25,000


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.

Keywords

Frederic Sharf, Jean Sharf, Archaeology, Cigar, Humanities, Julius Theodore Melchers, Provenance, Terminology, Tobacconist, Glen Ellyn

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