Intricately Carved and Painted "Tramp Art" Hanging Wall Shelf, Michael Lavery, Hermitage Des Artists, Troy, NY, ca 1990s

$1,800.00 USD



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This eye-popping carved and painted wall shelf, measuring 39" high, 24" wide and 11" deep, is in excellent vintage condition: there are a few tiny spots where the paint has chipped, but this only gives the piece more character.

The Hermitage des Artistes of Troy New York, is composed of a group of formerly homeless, recovering alcoholics who banded together in an artists' cooperative and residence in Troy, N.Y. in order to carve out new lives along with a traditional folk craft called "tramp art." This particular piece was made by Michael Lavery.

Please be sure to note the detailed sun motif, as carved on the top front and on the top of each side. The sun is also carved on the floor and on the back of each of the 2 shelves. The back is painted black. Hanging hooks have been added recently.

What a wonderful addition to your vintage and or tramp art collection; this piece is sure to enhance - and be the focal point of! - your vintage or contemporary decor: it is a fantastic example of the rebirth of what we we call "tramp art" and highlights the common (wo)man who is untrained in the arts and how (s)he can produce useful objects of immense artistic integrity.

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