We are a small family business who works closely with 38 professional art, antique, and collectible pickers, located in ten states between Maine and Virginia. Every day we list up to 30 unique, rare, and unusual items from ancient antiquities to mid 20th century collectibles. Thank You & Happy eBaying from all of us at RIICS Inc. Antique 19thC Black Americana Folk Art Cloth Men Black Minstrel Painted Frame.. I know what you are thinking!
I thought the same thing when I first saw this antique Folk Art Framed Pictures of two well dress Black Men. I know there are some unscrupulous people who are constructing fake Black Americana Art. That said, the handmade frame measures 20" wide by 15 ½" tall at the center. The corners and top crest are painted black and there are lead-foil accents at the corners and at the middle of the frame.
The finely crazed surface is original and the only problem is some wear to the foil and an old worn chip to the upper left hand corner. Framed under early thin handmade glass the two black Americana figures measure 9 ¼" tall by approximately 5" wide. The shirt and cuffs are made from stiff paper and are accented with tiny glass bead buttons and handmade cufflinks.
The legs, hands and head are cut from felt. The jackets are made from old cloth and the cloth coat on the right hand gentlemen has some moth damage. This is the only problem and there have never been any restorations..
We are listing this antique 19. Century Black Americana Folk Art Pictures without any reserve. We also list quality antiques, art, & collectibles every day and you never know what you might find listed without any reserve. We promise to list only the very best antiques and collectibles, and we also promise to describe every flaw and detail.
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Thank you for your interest in our auctions! The item "Antique 19thC Black Americana Folk Art Cloth Men Black Minstrel Painted Frame" is in sale since Tuesday, February 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Figures & Sculptures". The seller is "wwolst12" and is located in Cumberland, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.