Carved and Polychrome Ship’s Carving, American, mid-19th century
A female bust portrait in full round, with the bodice carved in the half round. Carved face of a young lady with wavy brown hair, wearing a diadem, green dress, and gold pendant necklace, and mounted on a metal display stand. Wonderful paint and patina-untouched. Height 22" x width 16" Price $9,500.00 Provenance: Bibler & Coger, Ashley Falls, Massachusetts
(a) New Jersey, the Montclair Museum, Ship Portraits, 1973.
(b) Amherst, Massachusetts, Amherst College, American Folk Art, illustrated catalogue, pl. 77, 1974.
(c) New York, South Street Seaport Museum, 1977.
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