Treasure: Sculpture made from Italian marble

Dec 27, 2014 1275

by Khristi Zimmeth

While many of our homes are filled with holiday decorations at this time of year, large busts and works of sculpture were common sights in upscale homes at the turn of the century, where they were often displayed in formal parlors that received guests. Linda Roach recently brought in a piece of sculpture that her children inherited from their grandparents to an appraisal session at DuMouchelles Art Gallery and Auction House downtown.

"The attached photos are of a marble and alabaster statue brought to America in the early 1900s as a dowry for my children's great grandmother," Roach explained in an email. "It stands 31 inches high and has a circumference of approximately 35 inches. 

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