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CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE BIRDHOUSE WITH TROTTING HORSE WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY VERMONT, CIRCA 1880

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Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

PROPERTY OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE BIRDHOUSE WITH TROTTING HORSE WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY VERMONT, CIRCA 1880

CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE BIRDHOUSE WITH TROTTING HORSE WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY VERMONT, CIRCA 1880

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,250

USD

CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE BIRDHOUSE WITH TROTTING HORSE WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY VERMONT, CIRCA 1880


Total height 60 in., Height of house 47 in. by Width 26 ¼ in. by Depth 21 in.

Horse weathervane:

 Height: 8 3/4 inches

 Width: 14 inches

 Depth: 3/4 inch


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts.

An American Folk Art masterpiece composed of a three-story, clapboard house with intricate details including a steeple with a carved finial base, a chimney, scalloped eaves, windows with pediments and baluster-turned railings, all surmounted by a beautifully carved highly abstract, wooden horse weathervane; the horse of animated form having a carved mane and a wedge-shaped tail, and the entirety painted with old cream, red and charcoal paint.