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A fine historically important tramp art box by the colorful Gus Wynn.
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Title: A fine historically important tramp art box by the colorful Gus Wynn.
Additional Information: This is one of the few medium sized examples known and one of the earliest. The box exhibits the unique characteristics of his signature style having the outside handles, sliding top, scalloped skirt, and drawers. The box is finely chip carved and has a rich color. It appears to be an early example from the period when he first performed in his "Wynn Carnival''. He preformed for visitors to the Tennessee State Prison where he spent 30 years for murdering his brother-in-law in 1936. In the enclosed photograph Wynn is performing on a stage and there are several of the tramp art boxes visible. He would open the sliding tops on the tramp art so the audience could deposit their mostly silver coins. At one time he was considered to be the richest man in the prison system.
Dimensions: 9.5" high x 9.5" wide x 7" deep

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    A fine historically important tramp art box by the colorful Gus Wynn.

    Estimate $800 - $1,000
    Jul 07, 2022
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    Starting Price $50
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    0282: A fine historically important tramp art box by the colorful Gus Wynn.

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    Est. $800 - $1,000Starting Price $50
    Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art
    Jul 07, 2022 6:00 PM EDT
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    Title: A fine historically important tramp art box by the colorful Gus Wynn.
    Additional Information: This is one of the few medium sized examples known and one of the earliest. The box exhibits the unique characteristics of his signature style having the outside handles, sliding top, scalloped skirt, and drawers. The box is finely chip carved and has a rich color. It appears to be an early example from the period when he first performed in his "Wynn Carnival''. He preformed for visitors to the Tennessee State Prison where he spent 30 years for murdering his brother-in-law in 1936. In the enclosed photograph Wynn is performing on a stage and there are several of the tramp art boxes visible. He would open the sliding tops on the tramp art so the audience could deposit their mostly silver coins. At one time he was considered to be the richest man in the prison system.
    Dimensions: 9.5" high x 9.5" wide x 7" deep

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from New Jersey

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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