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Military Figure Trade Sign, c. 1870

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Carved and painted white pine.
Dimensions
H. 47 in; D. 13 in;
H. 119.38 cm; D. 33.02 cm;
Condition Excellent. In a remarkable state of preservation with mostly original and some historic "in-use" painted surface. The lower section of the carved sword and the tip of the hat have been conserved.
Creation Date Circa 1870
Description American. During the 1930s when this figure was first documented for The Index of American Design, it was owned by Mr. Garfield A. Berlinsky of 857 North Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Records indicate that Mr. Berlinsky engaged in "the business of Antiques." Baltimore artist Raymond Chard created the artwork for the figure to be used in The Index of American Design.

The figure bears the rank of general. His hat is called a "Chapeau de Bras" and his coat is a double breasted frock coat with gold epaulettes and a sash of crimson silk.

Provenance:
Kennedy Galleries, New York City, New York.;
The Private Collection of Allan Stone.
Styles / Movements Americana, Folk Art, Traditional
Book References Pictured: The Index of American Design, volume 1, page 67, figure 178. "Military and naval men were among the figures used on shop fronts: this one C. 1870."
Incollect Reference Number 95533
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