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Polychrome-painted Cast Iron Mechanical "Tammany Bank,"

Auction:
2558M
Lot:
825
Sold for:
$674$550

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Polychrome-painted Cast Iron Mechanical "Tammany Bank," manufactured by J. & E. Stevens Co., Cromwell, Connecticut, c. 1873, by placing a coin in the figure's hand, the weight of the coin causes the hand to lower and deposit the coin into his coat pocket, his head also nods, with impressed "PAT'D DEC 23 1873" mark on back of chair, (minor paint wear), ht. 5 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-500

No repaint detected.

Keywords

Tammany Bank, Tammany Hall, chair, Connecticut, Cromwell, J. & E. Stevens Co.

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