William Rush (Philadelphia), Architectural Panel

 
William Rush (Philadelphia), Architectural Panel
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Description

Unique and important atchitectural wood panel from a Philadelphia house, circa 1835.  Attributed to William Rush.  Intricately carved and detailed architectural panel in chestnut, of three deer leaping through the woods. Size:  124" x 33".

Unlike most similar work done during this period, this panel and others from same room were boldly three-dimensional and fully carved on all sides, obviously the work of a highly skilled, experienced woodcarver.

Provenance:

Created between 1830 and 1835 in Philadelphia and installed in a paneled room of a mansion on Walnut Street in Philadelphia (see photographs aaccompanying photographs).  The building was torn down after the owner's death in the 1920's.  The panels were removed and taken by the heirs to Rhode Island, where they were eventually acquired by a local wood sculptor and featured in an article in the Providence Journal, July 4, 1956.

In 1961, the panel was sold to the Millstone Restaurant and Lounge, Mt. Hope Street (off Route 1 and I-95), North Attleboro, MA, where it was installed over the fireplace mantle in the entrance (see accompanying postcard).

It was later acquired by Norman Flayderman of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

All supporting photographs and documentation accompany this extraordinary panel.

There is a strong attribution to prominent Philadelphia sculptor William Rush, best known for his full-length sculpture of George Washington at Independence Hall.  Rush was working at the time in a nearby studio.

Price: $7,500.00
Sale Price: $6,000.00
You Save: $1,500.00