EXCEPTIONAL CARVED BOXWOOD AND REPOUSSE METAL-MOUNTED MEERSCHAUM PIPE TRADE SIGN, WILLIAM DEMUTH COMPANY, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880
EXCEPTIONAL CARVED BOXWOOD AND REPOUSSE METAL-MOUNTED MEERSCHAUM PIPE TRADE SIGN, WILLIAM DEMUTH COMPANY, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880
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EXCEPTIONAL CARVED BOXWOOD AND REPOUSSE METAL-MOUNTED MEERSCHAUM PIPE TRADE SIGN, WILLIAM DEMUTH COMPANY, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

EXCEPTIONAL CARVED BOXWOOD AND REPOUSSE METAL-MOUNTED MEERSCHAUM PIPE TRADE SIGN, WILLIAM DEMUTH COMPANY, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

EXCEPTIONAL CARVED BOXWOOD AND REPOUSSE METAL-MOUNTED MEERSCHAUM PIPE TRADE SIGN, WILLIAM DEMUTH COMPANY, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880


Height 9 ½ in. by Width 5 ⅝ in. by Depth 12 ¼ in.

Condition Report

Very Fine overall condition.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Family of William Demuth (1835-1911);

Museum of Tobacco Art & History, Nashville, Tennessee;

Allan Katz, Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Literature

Catalogue of the Museum of Tobacco Art & History, (Nashville, TN: Museum of Tobacco Art & History, 1996), p. 29.

Sculptural Fantasy: The Important American Folk Art Collection of Stephen and Petra Levin
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