VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD MILLINERY TRADE BUST, CIRCA 1880
VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD MILLINERY TRADE BUST, CIRCA 1880
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VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD MILLINERY TRADE BUST, CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD

VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD MILLINERY TRADE BUST, CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD MILLINERY TRADE BUST, CIRCA 1880


Depicting a lady of fashion wearing a feathered hat.

Height 37 ½ in. by Width 16 in. by Depth 16 ½ in.

Condition Report

In very fine overall condition with much of the original paint apparently in tact and minor inpainting to the brim of the hat. Scattered paintr flaking throughout commensurate with age and use. The brim of the hat with V-shaped repair. Old break to bottom proper left lower most scroll missing.


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Saleroom Notice

Please note this is a ship's head tiller and not a millinery trade bust.

Cataloguing

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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