There Must Be a Reason
ebonized and polychromed mahogany, acrylic on illustration board
74.25 h × 50 w × 10.5 d in (189 × 127 × 27 cm)
Cabinet features one door concealing twenty interior compartments. Carved signature and date to front door 'Castle 92'. This work is registered with the artist's studio as number 2724.
Provenance: Private Collection, Georgia
Exhibited: Art/Functional Art, 26 February - 19 March 1993, Turbulence Gallery, New York | Wendell Castle: New Work, 26 August - 16 September 1995, Peter Joseph Gallery, Southampton
Literature: Craft for Art's Sake, Furniture Journal, issue 4, 1993 Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonné 1958-2012, Eerdmans, pg. 262, no. IV.39
please note: This work is located at, and will ship from, Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.
Minor scratches to polychrome throughout, and some tape residue to back. Joinery to right side of cabinet has a 6 inch serpentine stress fissure, leading to a minor dent at the back right-side corner. Otherwise good overall condition. Condition reports are rendered as specialist opinion by the staff of the Auction House and/or independent consultants and not as statements of fact. We do not guarantee the content of written or verbal condition reports. The absence of a condition report does not imply that there are no condition issues with the lot. Please call us at (609) 397-9374 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this lot at least 24 hours prior to auction.
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