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Carved and Painted Pine Figure of an African American Man

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
21
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Carved and Painted Pine Figure of an African American Man, reportedly New Orleans, early 19th century, possibly depicting a slave, with glass eyes, carved features, inlaid teeth, bracelets on his wrists, and a confident posture, on custom stand, (imperfections), overall ht. 57 in.

Provenance: James Kronen, New York, 1974.
The Marvill Collection
Estimate $10,000-15,000

minor chips and losses, lacks feet, shrinkage cracks to torso.


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.

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James Kronen, Construction, Glass, Industrial processes, Inlay, Metalworking, Visual arts, Woodworking, New Orleans

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