WENDELL CASTLE (b. 1932)
Trompe L'Oeil Umbrella Stand, Scottsville, NY, 1977; Maple; Carved WC 77; 36" x 15" x 17"; Provenance: Collection of Peter T. Joseph, New York; Published: Eerdmans, Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonné 1958-2012, 2014, p.229, no. III.382; Exhibited: Sixteen American Woodcarvers, Craft Center, Worcester, MA, February 11 - March 24, 1978 and Warner Communications, New York, NY, April 3-28, 1978; Illusions, Carl Solway Gallery, New York, NY, May 9 - June 3, 1978; Wood: Traditions/Innovations, Furniture and Objects by Fourteen American Woodworkers, Richard Kagan Studio & Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, November 3 - December 17, 1978; Official residence of the vice president (Walter Mondale) of the United States, Washington, DC, 1979-1980; New Handmade Furniture: American Furniture Masters Working in Hardwood, traveling exhibition: Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY, May 13 - July 15, 1979 and Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, May 28 - July 6, 1980; Furniture by Wendell Castle, traveling retrospective exhibition: Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, December 5, 1989 - February 4, 1990; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, March 9 - May 13, 1990; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond , VA, June 19 - August 19, 1990; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, November 17, 1990 - January 20, 1991; American Craft Museum, New York, NY, February 14 - April 30, 1991
Sale Price: $53,125
Estimate: $17,500 - $22,500
Some dark scuffs and scratches, minor paint transfer marks, and short splits to base. One small chip/break to inner edge of foot (not visible from exterior).