January 21, 2017 (in progress)
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 5051: AMERICAN CARVED AND PAINTED WHIRLIGIG IN THE FORM OF AN AMERICAN INDIAN STANDING IN A CANOE, LATE 19TH CENTURY |(170 views)
Description: wearing a feathered headdress and leather loincloth.
Original polychrome paint and fringed leather clothing (minor losses), loss of feathers on the headdress, carved face, dry and dusty surface, lacking paddles. Height with base: 14 inches.
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Dimensions: Height 12 1/2 in.
Literature: Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo, "Beyond Tradition: A Folk Art Collection in New Hampshire," Antiques & Fine Art, vol. VII, issue 2, Summer/Autumn 2006, p. 138.