03-02-2019 03-02-2019
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3222B Boston
March 2, 2019 10:00 AMCalender
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Watercolor on Paper Metamorphosis or Puzzle Book

$2,214$1,800
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3222B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 02, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Watercolor on Paper Metamorphosis or Puzzle Book, England or America, late 18th century, five figural panels with five upper and lower folding extensions opening to change the figure's appearance, images with ink inscriptions with moral instruction regarding Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, beasts, greed, and vanity, ht. 6 5/8, wd. 16 in.

Provenance: Found in Wellesley, Massachusetts; Skinner, May 25, 1973; John Walton to the consignor.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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Keywords

Adam & Eve, John Walton, Wellesley, United Kingdom