Attributed to Louise B. Nevelson

1899-1988, American


Wood and black paint
85" H x 10" W x 8" D

  • Provenance: The Metz Family, Lafayette Hill, PA
  • Notes: This wood sculpture was found in a basement in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, in 1985. In 2017, the owner contacted Nevelson's granddaughter, Maria Nevelson, who then came to see it in person. Nevelson felt the work was by her grandmother, and suggested the piece be professionally restored and sent to auction.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with scattered scuffs, scratches, nicks, shrinkage cracks, indentations, and separation at joints commensurate with age. Has been restored and also features scattered previous repairs. Dust accumulation, fading, and areas of chipping to black paint. Localized areas of blue undercoating showing through chips in black paint. Scattered chipped losses to wood, largest area 1.25". Tips of cones with light indentation/flattening and wear.

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