Golden Man

Wonderful antique folk art miniature carving of a gentleman in gold paint, c. 1900s. The piece is carved in a singular and striking style, with startlingly angular and sharp features contrasting with strangely smooth, rounded elements — altogether, the abstract and contradictory features make for a masterwork of folk art sculpture reflecting the talent and unique vision of a gifted anonymous artist. The figure’s small stature — just above six inches tall — somehow gives the sculpture greater impact and a larger presence. The piece is painted gold — likely the finest variety of turn-of-the-century radiator paint — and is in an excellent state of preservation for a delicate carving of his age. The piece is truly an exceptional carved folk art figure and in all likelihood was carved by a known hand. Found in Pennsylvania.

 

Condition

Excellent antique condition, with unnoticeable evidence of minor glueing of the feet to the base, though no breaks in the wood.

 

Measurements

6.5 inches tall

3 inches wide

1.75 inches deep

 

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$450

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