Bird of Paradise
polychromed wood, bird's-eye maple, mahogany, neon
54 w × 20 d × 55 h in (137 × 51 × 140 cm)
Carved signature and date to leg 'Castle 96'. This work is registered with the artist's studio as number 2918.
Provenance: Peter Joseph, New York | Collection of Martha Dwyer-Bergman | Rago, Modern Design, 16 March 2002, Lot 129 | Private Collection | Rago, Modern Design, 16 October 2016, Lot 1176 | Private Collection
Literature: Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonne 1958-2012, Eerdmans, pg. 271, no. IV.88
please note: This work is located at, and will ship from, Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.
Minor area of professional restoration to base of longest leg (area measures 1.5 dia. inches) including darkened and filled losses to lacquer. Drawer works well with clean interiors, otherwise very good condition.
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