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Temp #17
DepartmentFolk Art
Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00
Last UpdatedAugust 21, 2019

Description

JAMES WALTER FOLGER
Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1851-1918

Pair of carved wooden panels depicting The Old Mill, Nantucket". Both with a "James W. Folger Artistic Wood Carvings Paintings of Nantucket Scenery" business card affixed to the reverse.

Pair of carved wood panels of the Old Mill, Nantucket by the important Nantucket artist, James Walter Folger.The first is titled “1746 The Old Mill, Nantucket.” and is carved with the right end simulating a broken board. The second panel bears no title other than the date”1746”, which is the date the Old Mill was built. The carving occupies the left end of the board, presumably leaving the remaining space for a custom inscription or image. James Walter Folger (1851 - 1918), 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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