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Watercolor Birth Certificate Fraktur for Abraham Scholl

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
209
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$5,843$4,750

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Watercolor Birth Certificate Fraktur for Abraham Scholl, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1813, the inscription within a yellow, red, and green border with rosette corners, flanked by polychrome potted tulips, with birds and flowers above, large star below and inscribed heart corners, mounted in a grain-painted frame with turned corner blocks, sheet ht. 12 1/2, wd. 16 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

1/4 in. tear in top edge above left rose; small paper repair at the edge of the heart at the u.r. corner between edge of heart and rose; evidence of a horizontal and vertical fold through the center of the sheet; repaired tears at the right edge extending into the potted tulip; sheet is affixed to the backing by tabs or hinges behind the corners and at two spots along the top edge.


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

Abraham Scholl, American folk art, Blackletter, Fraktur, Tulip, Visual arts

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