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    Sale 2104

    Selections From The Allan Stone Collection

    12 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 622

    A CARVED AND PAINTED TOBACCONIST FIGURE OF AN INDIAN PRINCESS

    ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS V. BROOKS (1828-1895), NEW YORK AND CHICAGO, 1860-1880

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    A CARVED AND PAINTED TOBACCONIST FIGURE OF AN INDIAN PRINCESS
    ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS V. BROOKS (1828-1895), NEW YORK AND CHICAGO, 1860-1880
    76 in. high, 32 in. wide, 26 in. deep


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    With her dynamic stance upholding a cluster of tobacco leaves, this princess is a commanding presence that would have welcomed visitors to a New York City tobacco shop. An identical model of the princess figure offered in this lot is cited as being in the collection of Dr. Louis C. Jones of Cooperstown, New York. Attributed to Thomas V. Brooks, it is illustrated by Frederick Fried, Artists in Wood (New York, 1970) fig. 159, p. 186. The restoration visible to the headdress at the juncture of the forehead and a central feather in the headdress matches the restoration of the present lot, suggesting that these are the same figure.