600x1200 mm

AUCTION 4 | Tuesday, March 03rd, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 319
AMERICAN PAINTED WOOD TORAH-ARK PEDIMENT. Carved, painted and gilded displaying pair of rampant lions flanking Hebrew Decalogue surmounted by coronet, Hebrew memorial dedication running below.
600x1200 mm

Early 20th century

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
The consignor relates this as having been salvaged from a disused synagogue in Pennsylvania. For other examples of such American craftsmanship, see Jewish Museum Catalogue, The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art (1984) nos. 7,73 and 97 (illustrated)