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Beautiful Colorful Folk Art Family Record with Vivid Graphics

Northeast America, New York State or Connecticut, ca. 1829. Watercolor and ink on wove paper. An exceptional example of multi-generational family documentation, possibly a "school-girl" work. Probably painted when Laura Roberts Foster (b. Feb. 22, 1808 in Patterson NY) and Joshua C Foster (b. Nov 11, 1805 in Southeast NY) were married on October 15, 1829. The towns of Patterson and Southeast (written on the record) are in New York State near Danbury, CT. A family record by the same hand came to market in the 1980's from Ridgefield, CT, just a few miles from Patterson/Southeast. What a remarkable way to document their wedding, with a neatly compartmentalized composition of masterful paint, pen, and compass work. Clearly articulated symbols of trees for births, hearts for marriage, and sandglass for death. Note the fine details like the tiny flowers within the half-round border at the top, flanked by large roses. Gilt frame is period and likely original. Frame size about 18 1/4 inches tall x 15 1/4 wide; sight size about 16 1/4 x 13 1/4. Retains crisp bright colors in superb condition. See "The Art of the Family" Genealogical Artifacts in New England, for reference. Enliven your home with color and authentic pieces. High res photos available.

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Tin Basket with Blown-GLASS Tulips

The basket ca. second-half 19th century, the tulips ca. 1920's-1930's. The basket saddle-shaped with folded-edge handle and basket lip in dark patina. Fine condition with minor internal rust at the seams; 12 inches in length. The blown glass tulips (seven total) have been a popular accent for period antiques for decades and much more scarce than stone or velvet fruit. Excellent condition ranging in length from 9 1/2 inches to 13 1/2.

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Queen Anne Traveling or Courting Mirror.....SALE PENDING

Northeast to Mid-Atlantic, ca. late 18th/early 19th century. Walnut. Gouge carved about the crest on the front, and about the crest and base on the back (look closely at the bottom). Original glass, and dry, never painted surface. Just 4 ¾ inches tall x 2 1/4 wide x 1/4 thick. .

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Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman by Jane Anthony Davis.....SALE PENDING

Probably Rhode Island or Connecticut, ca. 1830's. Watercolor on wove paper in a terrific figured-burl frame with corner-blocks. Characteristic Davis features include a black dress, full-face angled a bit to the right (not in profile), blue and white highlights, and mid-length. Note the tiny hands holding a book. Exceptionally puffy sleeves on the forearm fashionable in the early 1830's, with lace trim. Frame size about 7 5/8 inches x 7 1/8. Reference: See "Three New England Watercolor Painters" pp 42-55 for other portraits by Davis..

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