EXCEPTIONAL 'FRIENDSHIP ENGINE HOUSE' POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED SHEET AND WROUGHT IRON FIREMAN WEATHERVANE, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, CIRCA 1850
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EXCEPTIONAL 'FRIENDSHIP ENGINE HOUSE' POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED SHEET AND WROUGHT IRON FIREMAN WEATHERVANE, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, CIRCA 1850

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD

EXCEPTIONAL 'FRIENDSHIP ENGINE HOUSE' POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED SHEET AND WROUGHT IRON FIREMAN WEATHERVANE, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, CIRCA 1850

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

EXCEPTIONAL 'FRIENDSHIP ENGINE HOUSE' POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED SHEET AND WROUGHT IRON FIREMAN WEATHERVANE, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, CIRCA 1850


Height 52 ½ in. by Width 35 in.

Condition Report

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Saleroom Notice

Please note this lot is sold with an accompanying wooden pedestal.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Friendship Engine House, Alexandria, Virginia;

Harden de V. Pratt, Rhode Island and Virginia, 1930;

George Considine, Massachusetts;

Sotheby's, New York, Important American Folk Art from The Collection of the late Bernard M. Barenholtz, January 27, 1990, sale 5969, lot 1507;

America Hurrah, New York;

Private Collection, New York;

Olde Hope Antiques Inc., New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Literature

Jean Lipman, American Folk Art in Wood, Metal and Stone (New York: Pantheon Press, 1948), fig. 49;

Robert Bishop, American Folk Sculpture (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1974), p. 266, fig. 495;

Maine Antique Digest: The Americana Chronicles, 30 Years of Stories, Sales, Personalities, and Scandals, ed. Lita Solis-Cohen, (Philadelphia: Running Press, 2004), p. 211-5.

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