FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE COMICAL TOBACCONIST BUST TRADE FIGURE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE SAMUEL ROBB WORKSHOP, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880
FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE COMICAL TOBACCONIST BUST TRADE FIGURE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE SAMUEL ROBB WORKSHOP, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880
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FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE COMICAL TOBACCONIST BUST TRADE FIGURE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE SAMUEL ROBB WORKSHOP, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 6,000 - 12,000 USD

FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE COMICAL TOBACCONIST BUST TRADE FIGURE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE SAMUEL ROBB WORKSHOP, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 6,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Sold:18,750USD

Lot Details

Description

FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE COMICAL TOBACCONIST BUST TRADE FIGURE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE SAMUEL ROBB WORKSHOP, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880


cigar is replaced.


Height 24 in. by Width 19 in. by Depth 8 in.

Condition Report

In overall very fine condition. Surface shows various campaigns of historic paint, embedded dirt and aged varnish commensurate with age and use. Shallow half-inch chip out of tip of hat proper right and one-inch loss to proper left sleeve cuff. Vertical hairline shrinkage cracks from top of hat to jacket collar proper right, and two on either side of proper left eyebrow. Shrinkage crack in back of head. Cigar replaced. Proper right arm reattached at elbow.


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Provenance

Giampietro American Folk Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

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