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August 11, 2019 10:00AMCalender

Paint-decorated Pine Fireboard

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


Paint-decorated Pine Fireboard, attributed to Rufus Porter (1792-1884), c. 1825, with breadboard ends, painted with a sunset river landscape with a three-masted vessel, 35 x 46 in.

Provenance: Sam Herrup; Burton and Helaine Fendelman; Sotheby's, The American Folk Art Collection of Burton and Helaine Fendelman, October, 1993, Lot 81; Stephen Score.

Note: This fireboard bears a strong resemblance to a fireboard known to have been removed from the James T. Garvin House, Greenfield, New Hampshire, and also attributed to Porter.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

old repaint removed, conservation done by Michael Heslip, Williamstown, MA

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