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Charming Tinsel Foil Reverse Painting on Glass 19th Cen

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1251372 (stock# a1362)

Charming Tinsel Foil Reverse Painting on Glass 19th Cen
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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 th ...click for details


Striking Tinsel Foil Reverse Painting on Glass 19th C

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1246366 (stock# a1348)

Striking Tinsel Foil Reverse Painting on Glass 19th C
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$475.00 

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 ...click for details


Fine Tinsel Foil Reverse Painting on Glass 19th Century

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1206014 (stock# a1310)

Fine Tinsel Foil Reverse Painting on Glass 19th Century
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(212)348-9073


$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 pain ...click for details


American Miniature Portrait Painting c1835

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1188267 (stock# a1130)

American Miniature Portrait Painting c1835
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$750.00 

A fine watercolor folksy miniature portrait painting. The sitter is a nice looking young gentleman dressed in a black coat, patterned white vest, white shirt with stud, and a black stock tie. Housed in its original red leather travel case.

Excellent condition, with no cracks, bowing, or other problems. The sight size is 2 5/8" by 2".


Unusual Tinsel Foil Painting 19th C

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1185395 (stock# a1230)

Unusual Tinsel Foil Painting 19th C
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$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" ...click for details


Unusual Foil Tinsel Painting 19th Century

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1166257 (stock# a1301)

Unusual Foil Tinsel Painting 19th Century
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(212)348-9073


$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".


A Charming Miniature Panting c1830

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1157142 (stock# a1253)

A Charming Miniature Panting c1830
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$595.00 

A nicely done miniature portrait, on natural organic material, of an attractive young woman. The sitter is wearing a white dress, a black necklace and earrings, and an upswept hairdo. The painting is housed in its blue velvet travel case, with a glass cover.

Condition is excellent, with no problems. The sight size is 2" by 1 1/2", and the closed case size is 3" by 2 1/2".


A Fine Foil or Tinsel Reverse Painting on Glass 19th c

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1139927 (stock# a1256)

A Fine Foil or Tinsel Reverse Painting on Glass 19th c
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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 pa ...click for details


Beautiful Large American Tinsel Foil Painting c1880

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1134055 (stock# a1284)

Beautiful Large American Tinsel Foil Painting c1880
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This is an unusual, very large, and beautifully done tinsel or foil painting. It depicts a large bouquet of flowers in a very elaborate urn. The urn has been painted to look like porcelain with ormolu mounts. The main body of the urn is further decorated with a scene of ballerinas.

Tinsel paintings of this type are almost a completely American form, becoming popular around 1870, and continuing into the mid 20th centur ...click for details


A Striking Tinsel Painting 19th C

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1081853 (stock# a1249)

A Striking Tinsel Painting 19th C
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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.


Abraham Parsell Miniature Portrait c1840

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1078397 (stock# a1237)

Abraham Parsell Miniature Portrait  c1840
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$1,550.00 

A miniature portrait painting by Abraham Parsell, done in his recognizable style with somewhat frizzy hair, and the sitter posed with his arm on a chair. Housed in its original cast foliate frame with a rear aperture containing a lock of hair.

The painting is 2 5/16" by 1 7/8", while the overall locket size is 2 1/2" by 2 1/8". Condition is excellent with no chips, cracks, bowing, paint loss or resto ...click for details


Mrs. Moses B. Russell Painting c1845

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1078156 (stock# a1234)

Mrs. Moses B. Russell Painting  c1845
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A fine miniature portrait painting done by Mrs. Moses B. Russell. Although unsigned, the background coloration, the brush technique, and the overall "feel" of the work lead to a certainty that this work was done by her, and is guaranteed as such.

The sitter is a handsome bearded young man, wearing a black bowtie and jacket, The background features a striking green and black combination. The miniature is housed ...click for details


Rare Folky Miniature Portrait Painting c1840

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1063870 (stock# a1209)

Rare Folky Miniature Portrait Painting  c1840
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A miniature portrait painting on natural organic material of a young woman. This type painting, depicting a sitter wearing glasses, is quite uncommon, even more so with female sitters. Done in a folky, rather than an academic, style, the woman is clad in a black gown edged in lace, and wearing a brooch and long gold necklace. Interestingly enough, the glasses are shown with a gilded frame.

The miniature is in excellen ...click for details


A Pair of Reverse Painted Mirrors c 1890

Catalogue: Antiques: Furnishings: Accessories: Mirrors: Pre 1900   item# 1053022 (stock# a1165)

A Pair of Reverse Painted  Mirrors  c 1890
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$650.00 

An unusual pair of mirrors, each with a reverse painting of a basket of flowers suspended from a swag of bellflowers, and housed in a mahogany frame.

Excellent condition, with an overall size of 34" by 22" each.


Fine American Portrait of Woman c1820

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1049541 (stock# a1199)

Fine American Portrait of Woman  c1820
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$1,250.00 

A beautifully executed American watercolor on paper portrait painting of a woman. The sitter has auburn curls and is dressed in an Empire style dress with wide lace collar, a paisley bordered shawl, white turban, and matching pearl and gem brooch and earrings. All the details are very finely limned.

The painting is in excellent condition, with no creases, tears, fading, or restoration. Sight size is 8" by 6 1/4&quo ...click for details

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