VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD TOBACCONIST TRADE FIGURE IN THE FORM OF A NATIVE AMERICAN PRINCESS, ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL ANDERSON ROBB (1851-1928), NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880
VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD TOBACCONIST TRADE FIGURE IN THE FORM OF A NATIVE AMERICAN PRINCESS, ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL ANDERSON ROBB (1851-1928), NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880
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VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD TOBACCONIST TRADE FIGURE IN THE FORM OF A NATIVE AMERICAN PRINCESS, ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL ANDERSON ROBB (1851-1928), NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD TOBACCONIST TRADE FIGURE IN THE FORM OF A NATIVE AMERICAN PRINCESS, ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL ANDERSON ROBB (1851-1928), NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Sold:30,000USD

Lot Details

Description

VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD TOBACCONIST TRADE FIGURE IN THE FORM OF A NATIVE AMERICAN PRINCESS, ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL ANDERSON ROBB (1851-1928), NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880


Height of figure: 45 ½ inches

Height including base: 75 ½ inches

Condition Report

In very fine condition. Several campaigns of historic paint with even surface. Examined under ultraviolet light, feathers on head dress contain restoration to proper right side and vertical strip in proper left side. Proper right side front with crack. Vertical shrinkage crack in back. Back of proper left leg contains screw stabilizing split. Front of legs contain scattered inpainting. Rolling black base of a later date.


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Provenance

Allan Katz, Woodbridge, Connecticut.

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