Incredible Museum Quality 19th C American Folk Art Portrait...boy Holding Bird For Sale~ MUSEUM QUALITY 19th c AMERICAN FOLK ART PORTRAIT...BOY HOLDING BIRD ~INSCRIBED ON STRETCHER..."Picked up in York 1 Oct 1912 by B......."AN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE PIECE OF 19th c AMERICAN FOLK one look, and you can see that this is an ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE PIECE of 19th c AMERICAN FOLK ART PORTRAITURE! It doesnt get much better than this FANTASTIC PIECE! A chubby smiling young boy...showing two bottom teeth....dressed in a pink silk suit with gold embellishments .... holding a beautiful small bird in his hand. The young boy has that "little man" look ... you can tell he must have been quite a handful! Folk art portraits of children are the most sought after and demand the highest sale values. The piece is oil on canvas...unsigned...and framed in a heavy thick and wide period frame. On the back of the stretcher it is inscribed... "PICKED UP IN YORK 1 OCT 1912 by B......." I can not make out the last word and I assume it's someones name. If you are a lover or collector of AMERICAN FOLK ART...then this is a MUST HAVE PIECE! One of the VERY BEST I'VE SEEN IN A LONG CONDITION ~The condition on this piece is EXCELLENT. I detect NO IN-PAINTIING under black light inspection. The piece has NOT been RE-LINED, and there is no chips...missing paint or rubs. It has most likely been cleaned and revarnished at some point...but even that is not obvious. It may be UNTOUCHED. It comes framed in a beautiful, very substantial period frame. The frame has rubbing and dings...as expected...but it is solid and very sturdy. It displays the piece PERFECTLY! If you have ANY specific condition quesions or concerns, please ask PRIOR to SIZE ~22" x 17" SIGHT30" x 24" SHIPPING ~$45.00 UPS or FEDEX GROUND INSURED to the lower 48 ONLY! OUTSIDE the lower 48 EXACT shipping charges will be calculated at the end of the sale. TERMS OF SALE ~Please ask ALL QUESTIONS PRIOR TO offerDING AS ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO RETURNS! offer with CONFIDENCE! I have a PERFECT 5 STAR SELLER RATING, and a 100% POSITIVE response RATING! Winning buyer must make contact with me within 24 hours of the sales end. Payment due within 4 days. THANKS SO MUCH!
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