VERY RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD SCULPTURE OF A SEATED MAN WEARING A BOWLER HAT, NEW ENGLAND, LATE 19TH CENTURY
VERY RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD SCULPTURE OF A SEATED MAN WEARING A BOWLER HAT, NEW ENGLAND, LATE 19TH CENTURY
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VERY RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD SCULPTURE OF A SEATED MAN WEARING A BOWLER HAT, NEW ENGLAND, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

VERY RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD SCULPTURE OF A SEATED MAN WEARING A BOWLER HAT, NEW ENGLAND, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Sold:20,000USD

Lot Details

Description

VERY RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD SCULPTURE OF A SEATED MAN WEARING A BOWLER HAT, NEW ENGLAND, LATE 19TH CENTURY


Height 20 ½ in. by Width 6 in. by Depth 10 in. (including base)

Condition Report

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Cataloguing

Provenance

George E. Schoellkopf Gallery, New York;

Barry Cohen, New York;

Marvel Collection, White Plains, New York;

Frank Maresca, New York;

Ricco Maresca, New York

Exhibited

Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, March 6 - May 31, 1976;

Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 4 - August 29, 1976.

Literature

Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco, American Vernacular (Boston: Bulfinch Press, Little, Brown and Company, 2002), p. 139, full page illustration;

Herbert Hemphill, Jr. and Julia Weissman, Folk Sculpture USA (New York: The Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1976), illustration p. 26.

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