DescriptionA Guillotine. Surely the only one ever offered in American auction! Made of a heavy, stained hardwood and metal, its provenance is unknown. However, construction and materials would suggest that it dates from perhaps the first quarter of the 20th century. It may have been used in France, or in one of the many French colonial possessions in Africa or Asia. The metal blade weighs approximately 40 pounds and is clearly capable of performing its designated task.
Aside from a desirable patina of age, the guillotine is in excellent condition. An obviously very rare item for the unconventional collector or for museum display. 101" x 47" by 40".
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