Early American Antiques
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A rare PA watercolor and ink on paper presentation fraktur attributed to Heinrich Englehard. Inscribed “Bordner 1830” on the bottom. The colorful basket is a frequent motif in Englehard’s work.
Dimensions: sight 6" x 7.75"; frame 9.25" x 11".
For a similar example see American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum, p. 198, fig. 166. Also Sotheby’s, January 25, 2014, Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian, Lot 648.
New England paint-decorated box, c 1825, in superb condition.
Wonderful original grain-painted surface with bronze striping and ovolo corner decoration. Snipe hinges appear to be original. Dimensions: w 14.25" x h 7" x d 7".