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Asheville, NC 28802
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
May 20, 2023
19th century, made for the Sun Insurance Society, London, large dramatic form, rays centering a deeply carved detailed face, fine old surface, 54 x 54 x 8 in.
Note: The Sun Fire Office, later Sun Insurance, was founded in London in 1710, and developed into a leading national insurance business. The business expanded greatly over the 18th and 19th century, ultimately entering the American marketplace in the late 19th century. Early images of the Sun Fire Office depict this distinctive form with alternating straight and curved sun rays.
excellent condition with fine old surface, expected gilding wear and losses, especially at forehead, other surface distress, cracks, wear and other flaws with minor separations at laminations and face
Woodard and Greenstein, New York;
Collection of Jean and Jim Barrow
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