Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War ll as a communications officer with the Seventh Fleet aboard the USS Wasatch. He was vice president of the former Wickwire Brothers Steel Co. The carving was said to have been designed and carved by an art student at Cornell University who was Lyman Wickwires roommate when he was attending Cornell University sometime in the 1940's.Measures 68 1/2" (5' 8 1/2") wide x 44" (3' 8") high overall x (a very thick) 3 deep. Excellent structural condition, original patina.
The panel is in excellent condition and structurally sound. The only minor apology to mention, solely for the sake of accuracy, are the two age cracks from seasonal wood movement, which do not detract from the visual impact. After almost 70 years since it was carved, any further wood movement is unlikely. It exhibits an almost luminescent original patina.
This museum quality sculpture would enhance any Mid Century, Post Modern or Arts & Crafts collection or environment. All of the images were taken outdoors in natural light in the evening as the sun was low in the horizon. The image with the text at the bottom was taken after the sun set below the horizon. The carving can be picked up in person at our location in Santa Rosa, California or Pasadena, California.
This carving can be picked up in person at our Sebastopol or Pasadena locations at no cost. The item "Large vintage carved walnut panel FOUR HUMANITIES mid century modern Eames era" is in sale since Saturday, October 27, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures". The seller is "n2artscrafts" and is located in Pasadena, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.