Monday, September 3, 2007

American Black Folk Art Carved Portrait c1870s

From a recent auction. Sold for $ 5,000.00

Auction house description: "Chloe", a single Virginia family owned and named, block carved painted wood life-sized portrait of a "Mammy" figure, ca 1870-1880, possibly a memorial piece of a woman who would have been an ex-slave, with remnants of the original cotton print dress over a muslin covered excelsior padded chest.

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