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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3278M Marlborough
August 11, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Carved and Painted Pine Figure of an African American Man

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3278M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 12, 2019 10:00AM


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 $4,000-6,000

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

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James Kronen, New Orleans