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MJT001 Cigar Store Indian by Julius Theodore price $175,000 at the Outsider Folk Art Gallery
Julius Theodore Melchers
Cigar Store Indian
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MJT001

72" high, carved polychromed wood

Price Available Upon Request

This figure probably dates to 1850-1860. He was a sculptor in Prussia and the only tobacconist carver to consider himself a true artist. Because he lived and worked in Detroit, he was the only carver to actually hire real Indians to pose for the figures. The elongation, cross hatching, extensive carving and attention to detail are signature traits. Melchers carvings are the rarest of all tobacconist figures.

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