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Trench Art Model of World War I Airplane

Auction:
3191T
Lot:
1127
Sold for:
$135$110

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3191T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 12, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Trench Art Model of World War I Airplane, probably America, c. 1919, the single-propeller plane fashioned from a shell casing, with carved wood pilot, the wings inscribed "Souvenir of Great War 1914-1919," lg. 8 1/4, wingspan 10 in.
Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

Frederic Sharf, Jean Sharf, Airplane, Military, Military history by country, Trench art, World War I

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