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Charming Tinsel Foil Reverse Painting on Glass 19th Cen

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1251372

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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 the 19th century, and were generally made by women and school girls. The colors and reflective surfaces displayed beautifully in rooms that were lit during that period with candles or gas lighting.