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Two Framed Pennsylvania Dutch Baptismal Frakturs

Auction:
2640B
Lot:
543
Sold for:
$10,800$9,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2640B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Two Framed Pennsylvania Dutch Baptismal Frakturs, c. 1820 and 1856, watercolor and ink on paper, one depicting a young lady holding a bouquet and a small basket, walking amidst flowers and birds, for the birth of Amelia Montelius, b. October 1, 1820, in Mifflinburg, Union County, 12 x 7 3/4 in., in a later red-painted frame; the other depicting a wreath of flowers and inscriptions for the birth of Sarah Jane Mowry, b. January 19th, 1856, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, 11 x 7 1/4 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame, (imperfections).
Estimate $600-800

Both with creases, tears, toning, foxing. Wreath design with some segments replaced/repaired. Wreath design has been partially adhered to a backing board. Girl design has been adhered to a backing sheet.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Amelia Montelius, Sarah Jane Mowry, Union County, Snyder County, West Beaver Township, Floristry, Foxing, Interior design, Oscar Montelius, Visual arts, Wreath

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