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Lot 0764
**Originally Listed At $300**

North America, ca. first half of the 20th century CE. A wonderful tramp art picture frame composed of hundreds of individual slender wooden pegs that have been hand-carved with small notches to interlock with one another. The "crown of thorns" frame is rectangular in form with three integral layers of lattice-work pegs. A quartet of layered cross-shaped forms project from the four corners. The entire frame is held together with only the carved notches and grooves in the pegs and has no glue, nails, or wire holding the pieces together. A singular wire strand is tied to two interior joints for suspension. Size: 29.5" W x 24.75" H (74.9 cm x 62.9 cm).

Provenance: private Eason Eige collection, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; ex-private Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA collection

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Small losses to some wooden pegs with minor breaks and light warping to others. Surface wear commensurate with age, small nicks and chips to some pegs, and some sharp points. Nice earthen deposits throughout.

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20th C. American Wood Tramp Art Frame -Crown of Thorns

Estimate $550 - $825Oct 17
Artemis Gallerybadge TOP RATED
Louisville, CO, USA