American History in Wood / Architectural Relief Sculpture of George Washington, United States, late 19th century.
US$4,000 - US$8,000
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Architectural Relief Sculpture of George Washington,
Stained mahogany architectural fragment carved in high relief to depict U.S. President Washington (1732-99) emerging from a boat beside an allegorical figure of Liberty or Columbia holding a spangled flag, Washington holding a scroll inscribed "Freedom of AMERICA / Goodwill to all" in his left hand, all within pseudo-Baroque maritime scenery that includes gargoyles, a trumpeting cherub, and sea serpent, 152cm wide, 20cm deep, 96cm high (60in wide, 8in deep, 38in high).
Skinner, Bolton, Massachusetts.
Robert and Anne Levine, American History in Wood: The Levine Folk Art Collection, (s.n.: Robert and Anne Levine, 2017), 11.