BEAUTIFUL EARLY HAND CARVED ITALIAN ALL ORIGINAL BLACKAMOOR FIGURAL STATUE CIRCA 1880. We are excited to bring you this gorgeous, early hand carved Italian, all original, Blackamoor, figural statue. Circa 1880 and weighs 44 pounds. The dimensions are 71" tall, 14 1/2" wide and 14 1/2 depth. Features a Blackamoor figural man holding a jardiniere.
All original paint, with stippled decoration throughout. The dress and shoes are done in a luxurious brocade pattern, which is showing rich colors of gold, reds and blacks. Very beautiful detail done in a faux marbled finish on the base. This piece is in wonderful condition for the period.
This statue was not originally electrified and that process was done between 1910 - 1920. As stated, the details in the figure and base are just exquisite and he is ready to add elegance to any style home or study.The carving is very intricate and is just wonderful! One can definitely tell it was done by a very skilled hand/craftsman. To protect this piece and due to dimensions, we will have you use Pack & Send Plus. They are right down the road from us and have been very good to us. We will be happy to bring it to them for you.
We were unable to go through the United States Postal Service due to the height. Check out our other quality auctions. In regard to furniture and accessories, we sell antique furniture and accessories. As most people know, these pieces become more beautiful with age because of movements and distress in the woods, some having restoration. Spindle turnings will not be uniform and swell unevenly with age.
Woods tend to get stress fractures on support systems and where wide board construction is used. 85% of 18th Century veneers have had some restoration during their life. Pine secondary woods might fracture, making overlays and veneers having the same fracture lines.
Old finishes might alligator, fade, fish-eye or darken, depending on where the pieces were placed. All of these are desired by a true collector and gives it personality. Do not expect these early pieces to be like new.
These pieces age gracefully just as we do, giving them unique personality. We do our best to describe and photograph all items thoroughly, but handle a quantity of pieces every day and might miss something. We know if they tick, run, move and are in tune with the quality of sound, but offer no guarantees on these items. You are welcome to personally view or pick your item up at our showroom, which contains Early American to Continental furniture, fine paintings and prints, fine porcelains and glass, plus almost every category pertaining to our past. Open seven days a week 10:00am to 5:00pm EST(Eastern Standard Time).The item "BLACKAMOOR HAND CARVED ITALIAN 6 FOOT FIGURAL SCULPTURE STATUE C-1880" is in sale since Monday, September 15, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures".
The seller is "sirrichardvtant" and is located in Waterbury Center, Vermont. This item can be shipped to United States.