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2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 6, 2024 09:00AM EDT
Lot 475

2 Alaskan Native American Totems incl. Haida, c. 1900

Estimate: $700 - $900

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Two (2) carved Native American totems. 1st item: Haida carved wood totem. Inscription written en verso in marker: "Josiah Carr Eggleston of Franklin, Tennessee, father of my mother, Elsie Eggleston Beasley, brought this back from one of his three trips to Alaska in the late 1890s - very early 1900s." Also inscribed "Haida Indians / Wrangel (sic) Alaska".  33" H. 2nd item: Carved stone totem, probably argillite. 9 1/4"H. 

PROVENANCE: The collection of John and Allison Beasley, Nashville, Tennessee.


1st item: Inscriptions and later hanging device added verso. Some minor shrinkage and a couple of tiny paint splatters. 2nd item: Several vertical cracks to stone and a chip to lower left base. 

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The collection of John and Allison Beasley, Nashville, Tennessee.