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Salvador Corona Painted Blanket Chest, Mexico, circa 1940

US$9,000
US$12,80029% Off

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Salvador Carona (1895 - 1984) painted blanket or wedding chest hand crafted in Mexico, in the late 1930s. This was the property of the daughter of one of Mexico's wealthiest families of the period, who married the head of an international railroad supply company in their Warren McArthur furnished apartment on Park Avenue. The custom designed Warren McArthur furniture was a gift of the Pullman Company. In the early 1950s she opened a shop in Boothbay, Maine and later on upper Lexington Avenue specialized in the crafts of Mexico. This beautifully painted chest may have been a wedding present to her from either her family, a close friend. or possibly the artist, Corona’s painting career spanned many decades and diverse formats including murals, furniture and decorative household items. In 1939, the Mexican government invited him to take a set of painted furniture to the World’s Fair in New York City. There, it was presented to President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a gift. Corona’s work attracted many famous patrons, including the Duchess of Windsor and writer Clare Booth Luce. Corona’s work featured many Spanish Colonial vignettes, and he became an authority on Spanish and French costumes of the 1800s, which are frequently depicted in his paintings. His favorite subjects often included Mexican Colonial criollos and Purepecha (Tarascan) Indians. Birds and other animals feature prominently in his work. The piece is signed "Corona Mexico." This piece is in excellent vintage condition with wear and surface consistent with its age.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.87 in. (53 cm)Width: 39.38 in. (100 cm)Depth: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1939
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. I believe the chest is older than the decoration and has survived many years prior to being painted by Salvador Corona. There are surface age cracks, corner losses, and scratches consistent with lots of travel over the years. But no serious damage.
  • Seller Location
    Camden, ME
  • Reference Number
    Seller: App 4801stDibs: LU89843274822

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