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

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

PROPERTY OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

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

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

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Lot Details

Description

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.

Condition Report

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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts.

Catalogue Note

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.

A New Dimension of Tradition: Important American Folk Art, Proceeds of the Sale to Benefit a New Folk Art Initiative at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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