A PAIR OF LARGE GREEN-PAINTED CARVED WOODEN PALM FRONDS, 20TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LARGE GREEN-PAINTED CARVED WOODEN PALM FRONDS, 20TH CENTURY
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A PAIR OF LARGE GREEN-PAINTED CARVED WOODEN PALM FRONDS, 20TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LARGE GREEN-PAINTED CARVED WOODEN PALM FRONDS, 20TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LARGE GREEN-PAINTED CARVED WOODEN PALM FRONDS, 20TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LARGE GREEN-PAINTED CARVED WOODEN PALM FRONDS, 20TH CENTURY
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A PAIR OF LARGE GREEN-PAINTED CARVED WOODEN PALM FRONDS, 20TH CENTURY

Estimate: 6,000 - 10,000 USD

A PAIR OF LARGE GREEN-PAINTED CARVED WOODEN PALM FRONDS, 20TH CENTURY

Estimate: 6,000 - 10,000 USD
Lot sold:35,000USD

Description

A PAIR OF LARGE GREEN-PAINTED CARVED WOODEN PALM FRONDS, 20TH CENTURY


height 139 in.; width 42 in.; depth 16 in.

353.1 cm; 106.7 cm; 40.6 cm

Condition report

Surface wear throughout with losses to painted surface, particularly at highest points of relief carving. Some losses to the carving itself, most occurring at highest points of relief. Heaviest losses to lower, palm tree 'trunk' relief edges and palm tree frond tips and edges. There have been repairs--old and new--to the carved tips of the palm trees. Some surface grit accumulation to tops of palm tree fronds commensurate with age; mostly out of view when installed


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Provenance

Janet Annenberg Hooker, Palm Beach

Christie’s New York, 28 September 1995, Lot 339

Exhibited

Kips Bay Show House, New York, 1997, Conservatory Landing

Catalogue note

Janet Annenberg Hooker (1904-1997), of the Annenberg publishing family, was a philanthropist with a particular interest in jewellery and an important benefactor of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, where she endowed the display of the geology, gems and mineral collection. She also funded the redecoration of the Blue Room at the White House and the reception rooms at Blair House