Max Kuehne (American, 1880-1968)
Trifold Floor Screen with Deer and Flowers
Signed "Max Kuehne" l.c. to the right-hand panel.
Gilded and polychrome decorated carved wood including silver leaf on panel, 73 1/2 x 72 in. (186.7 x 182.9 cm), unframed.
Condition: Some oxidization of silver, scattered staining, minor losses to paint, craquelure.
Provenance: Laura Catherine Cooney and Elmer (Tom) Barrows Thomas 3rd, Rockport, Massachusetts, then by family descent.
N.B. The consignors believe the screen was acquired directly from the artist, whom Laura Cooney knew from the Sandy Bay Yacht Club and the Rockport Art Association.
Scattered surface accretions or grime to u.r. corner, possibly corresponding with pattern in center panel and resulting from rubbing when panels are folded shut, uneven shellac, normal surface wear.
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