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Lockwood de Forest (American, 1850-1932) Indo-Islamic Carved Teak Door

Auction: 20th Century Design - 3400TLocation: OnlineDate / Time: June 17, 2020 12:00PM


Lockwood de Forest (American, 1850-1932) Indo-Islamic Carved Teak Door, India, c. 1887, executed by Ahmadabad Wood Carving Company, door with brass hinges and hardware, ht. 87, wd. 30, dp. 2 in.

Provenance: In 1980, the consignor purchased the carved furnishings of Lockwood de Forrest home at 7 East 10th Street, New York.

Note: Lockwood de Forest was a key figure in the Aesthetic Movement who, together with Louis Comfort Tiffany, introduced Gilded Age America to East Indian wood carvings and other crafts. In 1887, de Forrest bought 7 East 10th Street, New York and decorated his home with intricately carved teak elements made by the Ahmadabad Woodcarving Company in India.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Minor areas of loss to carving. Expansion/contraction crack in uncarved lower panel.

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Ahmadabad Wood Carving Company, Louis Comfort, Lockwood de Forrest, India