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A Fine American Tinsel Painting 19th Century

A Fine American Tinsel Painting 19th Century

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1329017

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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 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. This tinsel is one of the most reflective and startling examples, virtually a bright and shining light.