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A Large "Snowflake" Tinsel Painting c1875

A Large "Snowflake" Tinsel Painting c1875


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1284641

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 $125.00 
$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 loss which is easily touched up. Sight size is 21 1/4" by 17 1/2", and the framed size is 24 1/4" by 21".

Although damaged, this is a very nice example of the form, and the frame alone is worth far more than the listed price.