Offered by: Albert Joseph Gallery
NYDC, 200 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 908.502.5018 Showrooms


1988 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
United States

American Colonial Diorama

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  • Description
    American Folk Art Colonial Diorama. Picturesque Folk Art Diorama depicting early American Settlers of Colonial America. This particular piece was collected in Connecticut, believed to be representing early colonial home of Watertown (Wethersfield) CT. Possibly this Diorama was made for an historic house museum or display. The attention to detail and period are remarkable true representation of construction, items, colors, and attire. Extremely well detailed exhibiting master craftsman's skills. The box interior is constructed with 3d angled interior walls, floor, and ceiling. Each item is handmade and painted. The floor and walls are mixture sawdust with wooden pieces, doors, windows are wooden pieces, fireside bench of wood, timber beamed ceiling, carved wooden Blunderbuss rifle with hammer over the mantel, a metal crane that swings out of the fireplace, large kettle, shovel, fire bellow, plates, logs all carved or cut wood. The wonderful women figurine appears to be of modeling clay and wood. Each item hand painted with great attention to color all having patina. This Diorama Box hangs easily on a wall with only 1 finish nail or can sit on a shelf. No matter where placed the Diorama box is very compelling drawing you in sharing its muted colorful realistic capture of Colonial life in America. Truly a great example of American Folk Art.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States, Connecticut
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: wood, metal
    Condition: Good. In good condition
    Creation Date: 1900
    Styles / Movements: Americana, Traditional, Colonial
    Patterns: Handmade, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: AJG569
    Incollect Reference #: 637378
  • Dimensions
    W. 15.5 in; H. 9.5 in; D. 6.5 in;
    W. 39.37 cm; H. 24.13 cm; D. 16.51 cm;
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