Rare Painted Treen Canister of Enormous Size. Published......SOLD
Likely Ohio, ca. early 19th century. Original very dry brown and yellow vinegar paint on what appears to be poplar or maple. Baluster form with slow-lathe tool marks clearly visible. Although this form and paint decoration is frequently found in canisters of just a few inches in height, this example rises WAY above all I have seen or researched to a presence that stands out from across a room. The scale, and condition are remarkable, without cracks to the lid or sidewalls (just an inconsequential shrinkage separation underneath-when the unseasoned wood first dried-and a lathe-gouge on one side in the making, under the original paint). Almost 14 inches tall to the top of the integral finial handle. Provenance includes: The Important American Folk Art Collection of Burton and Helaine Fendelman, Sotheby’s, 1993. Pictured in American Country, Mary Emmerling, 1980.