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American School, 19th Century The Dobson Home in Virginia.

Auction:
2349
Lot:
565
Sold for:
$940$800

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

The Dobson Home in Virginia. Unsigned. Graphite and charcoal on paper, 21 1/4 x 27 in., in an ornate silver gessoed wood frame. Condition: Minor toning.

Note: A note once affixed to the frame is inscribed: Dobson's home in Goochland county, Virginia. A party of southern (Confederate) officers met there one night & the Aurora Borealis appeared. ?? negro servants were superstitious & ---- watching & found northern officers coming in to arrest the southern officers. The negro servants notified the southern officer & the southern officers fled.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Virginia, American School, Goochland, southern officer

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