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    Sale 12186

    Important American Furniture, Silver, Outsider and Folk Art

    20 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 807

    A PAINTED AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED PINE HANGING BOX

    POSSIBLY BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, DATED 1841

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAINTED AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED PINE HANGING BOX
    POSSIBLY BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, DATED 1841
    inscribed on lid Chrisdina Hoffman, jahr 1841 and initialed CH twice
    8 3/8 in. high, 12 7/8 in. wide, 5 ½ in. deep


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    The incised and geometric decoration of this hanging box bears a strong resemblance to the illuminated documents of Samuel Bentz, known as the "Mount Pleasant Artist." Bentz worked primarily in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and it is possible that the craftsman of this box was familiar with his work.

    Provenance

    Mr. and Mrs. George W. Scott, Jr., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1956
    Sold, Christie's, 10 and 11 June 1994, lot 529


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DANIEL W. DIETRICH II