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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1393204 (stock #a1459)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$75.00
A very nicely executed tinsel(foil) work, reverse painted on glass with foil backing. The colors are vibrant, and the foil is expertly used to highlight the impact of this piece.

The condition of the painting is superb, as is that of the frame. The sight size is 7 1/2" by 6 1/2", and the framed size is 10 1/2" by 9 1/4". NOTE: Foil paintings were done primarily in the second half of the 19th century, and were generally made by women and school girls. The colors and reflective surfaces ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1387060 (stock #zm164)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$995.00
A charming hooked rug depicting a woman holding a flower and sitting in a chair beside a large kettle over an open fire. The wall behind her shows a painting and a window through which can be seen a church. Rugs of this size and this period showing an interior scene are quite uncommon.

The 21" by 17" rug is mounted in a museum approved manner on acid free board. The condition is excellent, with no issues.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1335049 (stock #a1502)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A large and exceptional example of fine American tinsel or foil painting featuring a pair of pheasants on branches, surrounded by a wreath of flowers. The scene has the rare "snowflake" type of background. Although tinsel painting was at its height in America from 1850 to 1890 the snowflake technique appears to have been done primarily in the 1870's period.

The sight size is 19 5/8" by 15 3/4", with a framed size of 23 1/4" by 19 1/4". The condition is excellent, with no cracks or breaks, nor...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1329017 (stock #a1454)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$825.00
A beautifully limned tinsel, or foil, painting, reverse painted on glass. The subject matter is a white urn, filled with a an array of various flowers, including a large rose and a lily. The period and probably original frame is of high quality.

This good-sized painting is in overall excellent condition, as is the frame. The sight size is 14 5/8" by 12 3/8", and the framed size is 19 5/8" by 17 1/4".

NOTE: Foil paintings were done primarily in the second half of the 19th century, and ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1324031 (stock #m345)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$4,500.00
A striking and extremely rare hooked rug featuring a peacock displaying its beautiful plumage. This is a very graphically strong depiction, striking in its design.

One of the factors that contributes greatly to the rarity is the use of silver metallic threads circling the "eyes" of the peacock's feathers. The color range in the rug is beautiful, with no jarring clashes. All dyes are natural, with no use of artificial coloring.

The condition is excellent, with virtually no worn spots, tear...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1319250 (stock #a1456)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$925.00
A bold and beautiful tinsel, or foil, painting, reverse painted on glass. The subject matter is a yellow and white urn, filled with a bountiful array of various flowers, done in a rainbow of colors. The period and probably original frame is of high quality mahogany, which is very rarely found on this type of work.

The painting is in overall excellent condition, and the frame itself has some scuffing and wear, which could easily be touched up. The sight size is 12" by 10 3/4", and the framed si...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1285370 (stock #a1402)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A striking and very large American tinsel, or foil, painting depicting a central bouquet of flowers with groupings of flowers at each of the corners. The gilded frame, in quite good condition, is of particular importance, being fairly costly, and dating from the 19th century. The backboard, clearly not original, is masonite, being put on to replace an original wood one.

The painting is in very good condition (see Note 1 below), with no cracks, paint lifting or loss of foil. The colors are dee...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1284641 (stock #a1314)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$125.00
A fine American tinsel or foil painting depicting a wreath of flowers, with a bird, around a grouping of fruit and foliage. The wreath is on a variation of the relatively rare "snowflake" type of background. This technique appears to have been done primarily in the 1870's period. The frame and wooden backboard are original.

There is a crack in the glass at the top left, and a small piece of glass is missing. The frame is in good condition with a number of very small scattered flecks of paint ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1284264 (stock #a1410)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$450.00
A charming tinsel (foil) painting depicting a variety of flowers in an urn placed on a stone slab. Dating from the last half of the 19th century, the painted frame, worth a bit of money on its own, is likely earlier, with a wood backboard The painting is in fine condition, with only some very small minor speckles in the black background. The frame could use a little spiffing up. Sight size is 9 1/2" by 13 1/2", and the framed size is 13 1/4" by 17 1/8".
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1900 item #1267347 (stock #a1165)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$895.00
An unusual and attractive pair of tall mirrors, each reverse painted with a basket of flowers suspended from a green and gold tassel, further decorated with swags of bellflowers suspended from green and gold ribbons. Encased in original carved mahogany frames with original wood backboards .

Excellent condition with no issues. The sight size of each is 23 1/2" by 11 3/8" and the overall size of each is 34" by 22".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1251372 (stock #a1362)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A fine tinsel, or foil, painting, showing a basket filled with a variety of flowers. The frame and backboard are original and almost certainly are original. Sight size is a goodly 13 1/2" by 11 1/2, and the framed size is 16" by 14". Condition is excellent, and in practically all instances the silver showing through was intentionally done.

Note: Foil paintings were done primarily in the second half of the 19th century, and were generally made by women and school girls. The colors and reflecti...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1246366 (stock #a1348)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
An extremely nice example of this folk art form, showing a a blue urn highlighted with white, and a bouquet of flowers in shades of blue and white. The frame is period, with wonderful original grain painting. It is extremely rare to find these in this type decorated frame. Behind the wood backing are newspapers from 1844.

The condition of the painting and the frame is excellent, with no problems. The framed size is 16 3/8" by 12 3/8".

Note: Foil paintings were done primarily in the second ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1206014 (stock #a1310)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$550.00
An unusual foil, or tinsel, painting depicting two birds hovering over a large flowering plant. The painting is done basically in tones of taupe and green. The frame is period and is most likely original. The back is sealed with paper that appears to have been a student's calligraphy practice.

Condition is very good, with some very minor paint separation at some points on the edges. The grayish areas in the painting are shadows from when the photograph was taken. The sight size is 15 1/2" ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1185395 (stock #a1230)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$550.00
A fine tinsel, or foil, painting. The relatively uncommon subject matter is a basket of fruit, nicely reverse painted on glass with tinsel backing. What unfortunately doesn't show well in the photo, because of the lighting, is the bunch of grapes directly under the basket.

The painting is in very good condition, with what is probably its original gilded frame and wood backing. The overall size is 16" by 14".

All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Pre 1837 VR item #1179812 (stock #zf217)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,450.00
A rare and wonderful American doll or child's bench, with a shaped crest rail over 3 spindles and a plank seat, with 6 turned legs. The crest rail and the seat are decorated with polychrome free-hand flowers. Those areas, and the splayed arms, spindles, and central leg also have gilt line borders or decorative motifs.

Because of the delicate nature of this form, and the fact that not that many were made, it is highly uncommon to find surviving examples in any condition, let alone one as beauti...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1166257 (stock #a1301)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$375.00
An uncommon tinsel, or foil, painting on glass. Extremely vibrant, with deep colors, the painting shows a bluebird surrounded by a variety of fruit, with a compote of fruit behind it. It is rare to have a foil scene without a lot of open space between subjects.

The painting is in excellent condition, as is the later frame, which measures 16 1/4" by 13 1/4".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1139927 (stock #a1256)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
An extremely nice tinsel, or foil, painting, showing a pearlescent urn overflowing with a wide variety of flowers, with a fallen rose bud at the base of the urn.

Housed in a period and probably original frame, measuring 17" by 13 1/4", the painting itself is 12" by 8 1/2". The condition of this gem is excellent.

Tinsel paintings of this type are almost a completely American form, becoming highly popular around 1870, and continuing into the mid 20th century. Earlier pieces, such as this on...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1081853 (stock #a1249)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A beautiful and vibrant tinsel, or foil, painting, showing a pearlescent urn overflowing with a wide variety of flowers in hues ranging right through a rainbow of colors from reds to yellows to violet.

Housed in a period and probably original frame with two color gilt liner, measuring 16 1/8" by 12 3/4", the painting itself is 13" by 9 3/4". The condition of this gem is excellent.