8 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 938
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
JAN DE SWART (1908-1987)
A Jelutong Collector's Cabinet, circa 1970
doors opening to reveal fitted holders with yellow painted backdrop
24½ in. (61.5 cm.) high, 12½ in. (32 cm.) wide, 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) deep
reverse with paper label Horwitch Newman Gallery 4211 North Marshall Way, Scotsdale, Arizona; label inscribed by hand J deS Man in the Cabinet 113142 N
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According to the family, Jan de Swart kept the present cabinet in his workshop during his lifetime. When smoking a cigarette, he would sometimes use the 'mouth' of the face on the cabinet as a cigarette holder.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Acquired directly from the artist.
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