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Lot #676
DepartmentFolk Art
Sold For$600.00(hammer price)
 $720.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedNovember 23, 2019

Description

JAMES WALTER FOLGER
Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1851-1918

Pair of carved wooden panels depicting The Old Mill, Nantucket. “1746 The Old Mill, Nantucket” is carved with the right end simulating a broken board. The second bears no title other than ”1746”, the year The Old Mill was built. The carving occupies the left end of the board; presumably the remaining space was for a custom inscription or image.
Both with a James W. Folger Artistic Wood Carvings Paintings of Nantucket Scenery" business card affixed to the reverse.

James Walter Folger was an extremely skillful painter and wood carver. For a discussion of this important Nantucket artist, see Picturing Nantucket
edited by Michael Jehle (Nantucket Historical Association, 2000).
9.5" x 13.5" and 9" x 14"."

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