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19th c. Chalice

19th c. Chalice

A 19th c. treen chalice in original red paint.

Constructed from a single body of maple wood and turned on a lathe. A tall tapered bowl sits atop a robust stem with a medial knopf. Generously finished with a thick footed base.

Retains a fabulous as-descended painted surface with anomalies and light wear. Overall excellent condition with a small chip near the rim created during the turning process.

A lovely piece of treen for the collector carefully seeking form, proper as-descended surface qualities, and uniqueness.

Northeast origin. Ca. 1875-1890. 6 3/16"T.

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