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Rare polychrome painted pine and maple round box with heart decorations, George Robert Lawton (1813 - 1885), Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island, circa 1845
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 209,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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665
Rare polychrome painted pine and maple round box with heart decorations, George Robert Lawton (1813 - 1885), Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island, circa 1845
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 209,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Details & Cataloguing

Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian

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Rare polychrome painted pine and maple round box with heart decorations, George Robert Lawton (1813 - 1885), Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island, circa 1845

Provenance

Descended in family to Rachel Young (artist's great-great-granddaughter), North Scituate, Rhode Island
Bob Grabosky, Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Skinner Auctioneer, Boston, Massachusetts, "An Auction of Americana," January 6-7, 1983, lot 99D
Marjorie and David Schorsch, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1989

Exhibited

"Neat and Tidy," Philadelphia Antiques Show, 1985
"Surface Attraction: Painted Furniture from the American Folk Art Museum," New York, American Folk Art Museum, September 20, 2005-March 26, 2005
"Jubilation/Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined," New York, American Folk Art Museum, January 17-September 2, 2012

Literature

Hill, John H. ''An Untouched Box Is a Rarity," in Philadelphia Antiques Show Catalog, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Antiques Show, 1985, p. 116;
American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum, p. 112, fig. 75

Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian

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New York