Fire engine condenser case
Wood, paint, gilding
Overall: 32 x 30 1/4 x 15 in. ( 81.3 x 76.8 x 38.1 cm )
Wooden fire engine condenser case; half-cylindrical form with overhanging top and painted image on front framed by arch over pilasters, with elaborately carved oversize keystone and scrolling leaves in gilding on spandrels; painted image of landscape with female figure in foreground placing wreath on the head of a male portrait bust that stands on a pedestal next to her, with eagle in profile view on ground in front of pedestal.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
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