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German Wooden Grocery Store in the Art Nouveau Style by Christian Hacker

Lot Number: 
304
30" (76 cm.) x 15" x 13". The open-front grocery store room has outward-angled sides, ochre painted exterior and very fancily carved columns at each side of the front opening. The wallpaper is original, as is the very ornamental floor paper designed to simulate tile. A floor-to-ceiling cabinet is attached to the back wall, featuring two glass-front display cabinets that flank nine food and condiment drawers with original Hacker gilt metal drawer labels, all set upon a wide counter top. There is a pair of matching cabinets at the angled sides that have additional shelf space as well as eight more labeled drawers. Carved architectural trim with gilt striping enhances the entire store highlighted by a faux-clock at the center back. There is a matching counter, barrel, folding step ladder, brass and tin scale, and a German bisque store-keeper with sculpted moustache and original costume. Excellent original condition throughout, one glass replaced, one drawer pull lacking. Germany, circa 1890, Christian Hacker, the actual store is photographed in Kohler's book, Christian Hacker, page 188, described as "emblazoned with Art Nouveau ornaments".
Realized Price: 
$1,750
Presale Estimate: 
3000/4000

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