Northeast America, ca. 1830-1840. Watercolor and graphite on paper surmounted by a stuffed-velvet cushion. A sweet and remarkable survival, at just TWO (2) inches on each side, this delicate utilitarian pin cushion is elevated to art by paintings on each side-panel probably representing things important to the artist's life. One panel has a young gentleman, perhaps the artist's husband (or self-representation if gifted), another with a basket of fruit similar to theorems of the period, a third panel intruguingly depicts a water snake (symbolism?) and the final panel a bird on its nest. Sensational and excellent condition. .
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