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3167B Boston
November 3, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Carved Wood Figure of a Black Minister

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


Carved Wood Figure of a Black Minister, North Carolina, 1860-80, the seated figure wearing a green vest, with a book, presumably a bible, open on his lap, the carver probably influenced by a likeness of Abraham Lincoln, ht. 28 in.

Provenance: James Kronen Gallery, 1974.

Note: Reportedly from a North Carolina Baptist church. The mate to this sculpture, according to the consignors, is or once was at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Marvill Collection
Estimate $1,500-2,500

left hand missing, chips to some areas, some chips retouched, some small areas retouched.

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