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Auction 3167B

November 3, 2018 10:00AM

11-03-2018 11-03-2018

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Carved Female Doll Figure in a Bonnet

Carved Female Doll Figure in a Bonnet

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

Carved Female Doll Figure in a Bonnet, 19th century, carved facial features surrounded by a stylized bonnet, the torso with exaggerated hips, (lacks legs), figure ht. 6 in., with custom stand. More ...

Small Carved Pair of Busts

Small Carved Pair of Busts

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$369$300

Small Carved Pair of Busts, late 19th/early 20th century, a male and a female, similarly carved with stylized features, overall ht. 4 1/2 in., including custom plinth. The Marvill Collection More ...

Carved Ebonized Bust of a Man

Carved Ebonized Bust of a Man

Lot:
3
Sold for:
$246$200

Carved Ebonized Bust of a Man, 19th century, with stylized features and a reclining upper posture, on custom black plinth, overall ht. 7 1/2, figure ht. 5 3/4 in. The Marvill Collection More ...

Carved Walnut Head of a Black Man

Carved Walnut Head of a Black Man

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$615$500

Carved Walnut Head of a Black Man, possibly Georgia, 19th century, ht. 7 1/2 in. The Marvill Collection More ...

Carved Female Head and Torso

Carved Female Head and Torso

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$400$325

Carved Female Head and Torso, 19th century, with carved and painted facial details, exaggerated lower torso, ht. 9 1/4 in. The Marvill Collection More ...

Carved Wooden Doll

Carved Wooden Doll

Lot:
6
Sold for:
$461$375

Carved Wooden Doll, probably Maine, c. 1800, well-worn facial features, figure ht. 7 3/4 in., with custom stand. Provenance: Diamant Gallery, 1979. The Marvill Collection More ...

Carved Chippewa Love Charm in the Figure of a Woman

Carved Chippewa Love Charm in the Figure of a Woman

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

Carved Chippewa Love Charm in the Figure of a Woman, late 19th century, a carved braid down her back, figure ht. 5 1/2 in., with custom stand. Provenance: Dr. Peter Furst; Channing Dale More ...

Carved Wood Figure of a Woman Lifting Her Skirt

Carved Wood Figure of a Woman Lifting Her Skirt

Lot:
8
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

Carved Wood Figure of a Woman Lifting Her Skirt, America, c. 1925-35, the figure with accentuated carved body details posed with arms suggestively lifting her skirt, wearing high-heeled shoes, old More ...

Carved Androgynous Figure in a Top Hat

Carved Androgynous Figure in a Top Hat

Lot:
9
Sold for:
$24,600$20,000

Carved Androgynous Figure in a Top Hat, America, c. 1869-70, the yellow pine figure with crossed arms and female lower anatomy, standing on a square plinth with black-painted top hat, figure ht. 13 More ...

Large Carved and Painted Female Doll Figure

Large Carved and Painted Female Doll Figure

Lot:
10
Sold for:
$20,910$17,000

Large Carved and Painted Female Doll Figure, possibly Kentucky, early 19th century, carved facial features and rough-hewn stylized body, (lacks arms), ht. 36 in. Provenance: Northeast Auctions, More ...

Carved Ventriloquist's Dummy Head

Carved Ventriloquist's Dummy Head

Lot:
11
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

Carved Ventriloquist's Dummy Head, New York State, late 19th century, the head constructed of laminated spruce with finely carved facial details, ears, and articulated mouth, incorporating cloth and More ...

Carved Wood Head of Man

Carved Wood Head of Man

Lot:
12
Sold for:
$615$500

Carved Wood Head of Man, 19th century, traces of gilt in face, indistinct stamp below right ear, and branded "22 1/4," ht. 9 1/4 in., on custom stand. The Marvill Collection More ...

Three Carved Portrait Heads

Three Carved Portrait Heads

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

Three Carved Portrait Heads, Georgia, late 19th/early 20th century, the largest head carved from a cherry log possibly depicting a balding white male, the other two figures carved from pine logs More ...

Painted Wood Scarecrow Bust

Painted Wood Scarecrow Bust

Lot:
14
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

Painted Wood Scarecrow Bust, New England, c. 1900-10, the blue-eyed man with exaggerated cowlick, carved features, and blue-painted eyes, joined with strips of rubber, ht. 26 in., hangs from a rope More ...

Carved and Painted Black Man Carnival Target

Carved and Painted Black Man Carnival Target

Lot:
15
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

Carved and Painted Black Man Carnival Target, 19th century, with carved head and facial features, the head hinged and tips backward when struck, (imperfections), ht. 21 3/4 in., with custom stand. More ...

American School, Early 19th Century      Portrait of a Gentleman

American School, Early 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman

Lot:
16
Unsold
 

American School, Early 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman Signed and dated "Lydia Friechler/1837" l.c. Watercolor on paper, 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in., in a flat red-painted pine frame. Condition: More ...

Monumental Carved and Black-painted Bust of an African American Man

Monumental Carved and Black-painted Bust of an African American Man

Lot:
17
Sold for:
$19,680$16,000

Monumental Carved and Black-painted Bust of an African American Man, possibly Upstate New York, c. 1850-60, the yellow pine torso with bold carved facial and body details, from the waist to the top More ...

Carved and Painted Articulated Black Figure with Original Clothing

Carved and Painted Articulated Black Figure with Original Clothing

Lot:
18
Sold for:
$3,567$2,900

Carved and Painted Articulated Black Figure with Original Clothing, late 19th century, carved wood throughout, wearing a black jacket with red buttons, high-waisted pants, and a single shoe, More ...

Carved and Polychrome Painted Figure of Black Man

Carved and Polychrome Painted Figure of Black Man

Lot:
19
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

Carved and Polychrome Painted Figure of Black Man, c. 1900, with red vest and blue pants, possibly a whirligig missing its paddles, ht. 11 1/2 in., on a custom stand. Provenance: Ricco/Maresca, More ...

Carved and Painted Pine Clothed Black Man Ventriloquist Dummy

Carved and Painted Pine Clothed Black Man Ventriloquist Dummy

Lot:
20
Sold for:
$923$750

Carved and Painted Pine Clothed Black Man Ventriloquist Dummy, America, c. 1880-90, moveable lower lip and eyes, with black yarn hair, painted facial features and blue eyes, dressed in a wool coat More ...

Carved and Painted Pine Figure of an African American Man

Carved and Painted Pine Figure of an African American Man

Lot:
21
Unsold
 

Carved and Painted Pine Figure of an African American Man, reportedly New Orleans, early 19th century, possibly depicting a slave, with glass eyes, carved features, inlaid teeth, bracelets on his More ...

Carved Wood Figure of a Black Minister

Carved Wood Figure of a Black Minister

Lot:
22
Sold for:
$923$750

Carved Wood Figure of a Black Minister, North Carolina, 1860-80, the seated figure wearing a green vest, with a book, presumably a bible, open on his lap, the carver probably influenced by a More ...

American School, Late 19th Century      Preparing for Dinner

American School, Late 19th Century Preparing for Dinner

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$11,070$9,000

American School, Late 19th Century Preparing for Dinner Unsigned. Oil on canvas, showing an African American family in a domestic setting, the gentleman having procured a chicken and root More ...

American School, 20th Century    De Fust Knock-Down

American School, 20th Century De Fust Knock-Down

Lot:
24
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

American School, 20th Century De Fust Knock-Down Unsigned, titled l.r. Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 in. Condition: Relined, minor retouch. Provenance: Hirschl & Adler Folk, New York, 1987. The More ...

Carved and Painted Articulated Trade Figure

Carved and Painted Articulated Trade Figure

Lot:
25
Unsold
 

Carved and Painted Articulated Trade Figure, America, c. 1900-10, the brown-painted figure with painted eyes and lips and articulated arms and black-painted feet, on a black base, overall ht. 69 3/4 More ...

Black-painted Terra-cotta Head

Black-painted Terra-cotta Head

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$523$425

Black-painted Terra-cotta Head, late 19th/early 20th century, with modeled hair, ears, and facial features, allover black paint, ht. 8 1/4 in., with custom plinth. Provenance: Frank Maresca. More ...

Carved Limestone Stone Head of a Man

Carved Limestone Stone Head of a Man

Lot:
27
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

Carved Limestone Stone Head of a Man, late 19th century, the figure with exaggerated facial features on an integral square base, ht. 11 in. Provenance: Found in Bloomington, Indiana; collection More ...

Carved Slate Memorial Figure

Carved Slate Memorial Figure

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$3,321$2,700

Carved Slate Memorial Figure, c. 1825-50, ht. 27 in. Literature: Illustrated in Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Vernacular, New Discoveries in Folk, Self-taught, and Outsider Sculpture More ...

Carved Locustwood Fence Post Head

Carved Locustwood Fence Post Head

Lot:
29
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

Carved Locustwood Fence Post Head, Russel Risley, Kirby, Vermont, c. 1875-90, the carved head on a rough-hewn post, figure ht. 47 1/4 in., on a white square base. Provenance: Frank Maresca, More ...

Carved Bust of a Woman

Carved Bust of a Woman

Lot:
30
Sold for:
$2,706$2,200

Carved Bust of a Woman, possibly Essex, Massachusetts, 18th century, with traces of early white and black paint, ht. 15 in., mounted on a short black plinth. Provenance: Dr. William Greenspon; More ...