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Odd Fellows Coffin, Papier-mache Skeleton Bust, and Blue-painted Storage Box

Auction:
3259T
Lot:
1807
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3259T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 04, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Odd Fellows Coffin, Papier-mache Skeleton Bust, and Blue-painted Storage Box, America, late 19th century, the varnished mahogany coffin with window containing a papier-mache skeleton bust with paint defined skull details and shadowing, the blue-painted storage box with square nail construction and iron carrying handles on the ends, and a pair of turned and brown-stained supports, box lg. 52 5/8, wd. 17 3/4, dp. 13 1/2 in.

Provenance: Collected from an Odd Fellows lodge in Nebraska.
The Thomas and Audrey Metzger Odd Fellows Collection
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Coffin, Culture, Death customs, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Mache, Odd Fellows lodge, Paper art, Papier-mâché

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