RARE AMERICAN CARVED AND PAINTED PINE SCULPTURE OF A BARBER, 19TH CENTURY
The free-standing full-length figure with walrus moustache, wearing a white coat and trousers, gold watch chain and brass buttons.
Height 19 ½ in. by Width 10 in. by Depth 7 ½ in.
Surface paint worn causing some unevenness. Chip to proper left ear and small chip to right ear. Two holes in each arm near shoulders filled with resin for stabilization. Forefinger and thumb of proper right hand replaced. Both feet are original but were broken and reattached.
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Adele Earnest, Stony Point, New York;
Sotheby's New York, The Distinguished Collection of the Late Stewart E. Gregory, January 29, 1979, sale 4209, lot 184;
Sotheby's New York, Important Americana, January 26, 2010, sale 8608, lot 530.
New York, Museum of American Folk Art, Eye on America, March 13-May 14, 1972, p. 4, no. 17.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "Sotheby's January Americana Auction," Maine Antique Digest, March 2010, 41-D.