PHIL POWELL (1919 - 2008)
Mirror and wall shelf, New Hope, PA, 1960s; Carved and polychromed walnut, 24-karat gold leaf, found object, mirrored glass; Unmarked; Overall: 71" x 50 1/2" x 10"; Provenance: Original owners, purchased from the artist
Sale Price: $8,125
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Some wear and finish loss to gilt, otherwise good condition. Glued break (1" x 1 _") to tip of shelf (inner edge that hangs over mirror). Phil Powell's work often includes found objects, which in this case is the carved and painted bracket (origin unknown).