20 January 2001
HAND-PAINTED WINDOW SHADE
Roller marked Sawyer & Buckley with patent dates 1877,1878, 1879, 1883
Rectangular, the sized cotton shade affixed to a Sawyer & Buckley improved Stop Shade Roller, featuring a manufacturing scene with an ironworks American Works on the left, a wharf with rigged vessel in the background, a train in the distance and two workers in the foreground rolling a cast iron wheel, the composition hand-painted in shades of brown, yellow ochre, indigo, red and ivory
56 x 63in.
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A similar shade was sold in these Rooms, Pennsylvania German Folk Art and Decorative Arts from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Flack, 7 September 1997, lot 371.
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