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Folk Art & Outsider Art : 1900-1940s
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A Large and Unique Folk Art Altar Shrine with Lights Chipped Carved and Painted

From a collection of Folk Art and Outsider Art from NYC.
Glenn Bristow has been an accomplished discerning eye collector for years. Her collection reaches many styles of folk art and outsider art that will not disappoint.
I will be posting selected items from her collection and I will note each piece that it is from her unique and wonderful collection.
Here is another piece that will be a prime addition to your collection, a chipped carved tramp art lighted altar.
Three naves decorated with chipped carved design and a lower section stage. The lights are old colored Christmas bulbs that are wired together. The plug is old, as well as the wiring giving us the age of this piece. For safety, I would recommend having the wire checked out before plugging in. I have tried the lights and they do work but I have not kept them on longer than a minute.
The paint appears to be original in some areas and some areas the painted appears to be have been repainted, not recently but at some point.
No history on this piece except it came from Brooklyn and has been in the Glenn Bristow collection since the early 1990's.

Size: 25.5 x 18 deep x 37.5 high. Each nave is approx. 5" deep, the center is 16" high x 4.5" wide and the two smaller ones are 13" high x 3" wide.
Condition: Very good with minor chipping, the wire is original and will need to be tested for safety.
If you have any questions or need additional photos, please feel free to contact me.
Due to the weight and height of this item, it will require additional shipping charges, please contact me before purchase to get a shipping quote or if you are a local pick up.

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