FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE VICTORIAN WHIMSY OF A MAN SEATED ON A COILED GREEN SNAKE, LATE 19TH CENTURY OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY
FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE VICTORIAN WHIMSY OF A MAN SEATED ON A COILED GREEN SNAKE, LATE 19TH CENTURY OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY
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FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE VICTORIAN WHIMSY OF A MAN SEATED ON A COILED GREEN SNAKE, LATE 19TH CENTURY OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 USD

FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE VICTORIAN WHIMSY OF A MAN SEATED ON A COILED GREEN SNAKE, LATE 19TH CENTURY OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE VICTORIAN WHIMSY OF A MAN SEATED ON A COILED GREEN SNAKE, LATE 19TH CENTURY OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY


Height 15 in. by Width 4 ½ in. by Depth 4 ½ in.

Condition Report

In overall fine condition. The surface with aged varnish and slight paint loss on proper right shoulder, torso, and both elbows. Crack in proper left shoulder and hairline crack in back of base.


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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.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Stephen Score, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts.

Literature

Stephen Score Inc. advertisement, Catalogue of Antiques & Fine Art, Autumn/Winter 2005, pp 22-3.

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