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3167B Boston
November 3, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Three Carved Portrait Heads

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 03, 2018 10:00AM


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 depicting African Americans, each retaining their original bark, all with bold facial features, hairline and clothing or bow tie details, ht. to 22 1/2 in., mounted together on a black rectangular base.

Provenance: Ricco/Maresca, New York 1989.

Literature: Illustrated in Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Vernacular, New Discoveries in Folk, Self-taught, and Outsider Sculpture (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2002), p. 102.
The Marvill Collection
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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