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Americana & Paintings

July 30 - August 1, 2014

Lot #759
DepartmentFolk Art
Sold For$3,250.00(hammer price)
 $3,835.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedAugust 1, 2014

Description

CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN FIGURE OF A MAN Amish or Mennonite, Circa 1940s
In a seated position. Chip-carved black hair. Wearing a yellow shirt, black pants and red boots. Screw-eyes placed in each shoulder, probably to support figure while seated on a bench. Used to attract customers to the spice stores operated by the Amish and Mennonites. Height 49.5.
The consignor purchased this from a barn in Pennsylvania many years ago.
Provenance: The Morgan Rank Collection of Folk Art and Musical Instruments."

Condition

Some flaking to old paint.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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