Auction 2

Auction 2

Auction 2

Auction 2
Auction auction auction 4038 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana
29.920877 -90.097717
c. 1850
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24″ x 34″ x 2″
“Neal Auction, Louisiana Purchase Auction, September 30th & October 1st, 2006, Lot. 327, A Southern Whitewashed Cypress or Pine Punkah, late 18th/early 19th c., probably Tidewater region, of trapezoidal form with a doweled panel, eye hook and replaced hanging bar above, height 24 1/2 in., width 34 in., depth 2 in. [$5000/7000]
Note: This short and evidently early form represents the type intended to be sheathed in fabric, which would have been extended downward in a freely hanging skirt or fringe; such a fabric punkah cover is illustrated in a 1958 archival photograph of the original appearance of the dining room at Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana.”