VERY LARGE TURNED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED PINE BARBER POLE, PROBABLY VIRGINIA, CIRCA 1865
Height 95 in. by Width 9 ½ in. by Depth 9 ½ in.
In overall fine condition with aged surface. Vertical shrinkage cracks in both upper and lower sections of pole and slight discoloration of white paint. Slight craquelure in red and blue paint.
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