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An incredible, large carving of three generations of an African-American family. It looks like a wedding, with the younger woman wearing a veil and the older woman carrying a tray of drinks.

While the pictures give a reasonable indication of this pieces, there is a great deal of subtleness and richness in shading and feel that does not show. There is also much greater detail in the actual piece - more than even in the closeups. PLEASE NOTE: The photos that show it closest are the darker ones.

Perhaps most importantly - there is a deep, personal feeling that is conveyed through the carving in person. It can be touched on slightly in the photos, but is much stronger in reality. The word "impressive" is not quite right; rather there is an "impression" of the people and their life that is felt.

The carving is southern, we believe from Louisiana originally; the wood may be cypress. It is 26 1/2" high by 15" wide by 12" deep, probably from the early 1900's. The initials "N J" are carved into the base. The condition is very good, but as you can see, part of the child's arm has been missing for quite a while, and there is an age split in the base.

Invoiced separately after sale. Please inquire for estimate prior to auction.


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Incredible carving of an African-American family.

Estimate $7,000 - $10,000Nov 17, 2018
599 Cutler Ave.
Bld. 2
Mentone, AL 35984
United States
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