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Fraktur: Birth/Baptismal Certificate

Auction:
2509
Lot:
625
Sold for:
$563$475

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Fraktur: Birth/Baptismal Certificate, Martin Brechall (ac. 1783-1830), Pennsylvania, c. 1809, watercolor and ink on laid paper, with a verse inscribed within a heart, with stylized flowers issuing from it and flanking it, over the statistics framed by a decorative border, (imperfections), 13 x 7 5/8 in., in a later grain-painted frame.
Estimate $800-1,200

Numerous creases, tears, small losses, toning, repairs, and scattered stains, the paper placed on a similarly toned paper with a couple of well done, unobtrusive, professionally repainted small areas showing through the holes from the sheet below on one flower and a couple places on the border.

Keywords

Martin Brechall, Pennsylvania, Blackletter, Folk art, Painting, Watercolor painting

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