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Carved and Painted Pine Figure of an African American Man

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3278M
Lot:
1095
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3278M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2019 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, and bracelets on his wrists, in 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.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 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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