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3121M Marlborough
August 12, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Watercolor, Ink, and Pencil Swetland Family Record

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 12, 2018 10:00AM


Watercolor, Ink, and Pencil Swetland Family Record, Elmina Swetland, Saratoga, New York, 1835, record of the family of Samuel Swetland and Sarah Garnsey noting the names of their nine children and with columns for recording births, marriages, and deaths, the upper portion decorated with a sailing ship, flanked by a rose and obelisk all within a floral border, signed "Elmina Swetland, Pinx" and "Elmina Swetland, px. Oct. 21st, 1835," in a black-painted frame, ht. 15, wd. 12 in. (sight).

Provenance: Courcier and Wilkins, September 11, 1992.

Note: Genealogical evidence shows the Swetland family living in Saratoga, New York, in the early 19th century.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Sybil Kern, Elmina Swetland, Saratoga