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Polychrome Painted and Carved Wooden Indian Tobacconist Figure

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2297
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 06, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

Polychrome Painted and Carved Wooden Indian Tobacconist Figure, America, late 19th century, carved full-figure male Native American wearing a feathered headdress, a fringed cloak draped across his right shoulder, and a fringed tunic; holding a tobacco leaf in his right hand and a packet of tobacco to his chest, the other hand holds a bundle of cigars and a tobacco packet; the figure mounted on original tapered wooden base, old repainted surface in shades of dark red, blue, green, yellow and black, (imperfections), total ht. 74, base 18 x 18 1/2 in.
Estimate $15,000-20,000

Keywords

Cigar, Ethics, Tobacco, Tobacconist

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