100,000 - 150,000 USD
Property from the Collection of Robert Kaplan, Maplewood, New Jersey
oak, wrought iron
carved with the maker's "sign of the saw" cipher
15 x 30 x 29 1/4 in. (38.1 x 76.2 x 74.3 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The oak surfaces throughout appear to retain their original dark finish, which has been beautifully preserved. The oak surfaces throughout with minor surface scratches, abrasions, dents and edge wear with some small associated losses, consistent with age and gentle use. The carved legs and feet with more concentrated wear particularly to the edges, consistent with age and use. The coal hod with minor traces of surface dirt to the recessed portions of the design, and with some scattered minute flecks of white house paint consistent with age. The wrought iron hardware presents with some light surface soiling and minor areas of corrosion, consistent with age. The interior with some surface soiling, abrasions and dings consistent with use. The inner surface of the lid with some wear from contact with the basin, only visible when the coal hod is opened. When open, the lid is supported by a chain which appears to be original and undisturbed. The piece is very impressive in person, displaying great visual interest, exuberant form and great carving. A great example of a rare model.
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