Rare tiger maple shelf, mid 18th c.
Rare tiger maple shelf, mid 18th c., with scalloped sides, four shelves, and a shaped skirt, retaining a fine old patina, 34 3/4" h., 19" w. The artistically arranged assembly of small objects was begun by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Flack of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and added to by the noted folk art collector and artist Barry Cohen in the late 20th c. Objects of a collector's passion, there are around twenty-six small wallpaper boxes, pin cushions, and carvings that represent highly desirable personal possessions of the Pennsylvania Germans. Provenance: A private collector; Joel and Kate Kopp, American Hurrah, New York; David A. Shorsch, Inc., New York; Collection of Barry Cohen, New York; An auction of Pennsylvania Furniture and Decorative Arts from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Flack, a sale at Pennypacker Auction Centre, Reading, Pennsylvania, May 13, 1985, Lot 293. Literature: Joel and Kate Kopp and David A. Shorsch, The Barry Cohen Collection, New York, 1990, pp.10-11, illusNO in-house shipping for this lot.
Condition:4'' x 2'' mesh sewn over a frayed area. The collection of objects is being sold as pictured in Pook & Pook's printed catalog and online. Please note that there was an object that was originally part of the arrangement by Barry Cohen but is no longer part of the lot and was never pictured in Pook & Pook's listing.
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