AMERICAN SCHOOL (LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY) TOMPE L'OEIL PAINTING, oil on canvas, depicting barrels of money, one bill signed "Eliot Roberts". Old typed label verso "To Mr. James E. Knott / From Mrs. Emmett E. Robinson / after Mr. Robinson's decease - April 1938 / (This painting always hung in Mr. Robinson's office)". Housed in a period, possibly original, molded frame with original gilt surface. Late 19th/early 20th century. 27 3/4" x 23 3/4" OA.
Good condition overall on original stretchers. Small vertical puncture (approximately 1/2") to front barrel. Frame with areas of wear to gilt surface.