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A TROMPE L'OEIL PAINT-DECORATED PINE FIREBOARD
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MARY CROSS
A TROMPE L'OEIL PAINT-DECORATED PINE FIREBOARD

PROBABLY NEW ENGLAND, MID-19TH CENTURY

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A TROMPE L'OEIL PAINT-DECORATED PINE FIREBOARD PROBABLY NEW ENGLAND, MID-19TH CENTURY 32 ¼ x 40 in.
Provenance
Childs Gallery, Boston
Literature
Nina Fletcher Little, American Decorative Wall Painting 1700-1850 (New York, 1972), p. 140-141, no. 159.
Nina Fletcher Little, Country Arts in Early American Homes (New York, 1975), pp. 181, 183, no. 166.
Katherine S. Howe and David B. Warren, The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870 (Houston, 1976), pp. 84-85, no. 179.
Exhibited
Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870, 1 April - 6 June 1976.

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With a sophisticated trompe l’oeil arch and a striking arrangement of fruit and flowers, this fireboard showcases early Victorian Gothic taste.

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