This was found in the backing of a 19th Century picture frame, and likely has not seen the light of day until now, after 141 years.
Fresh from a Central Ohio Estate. Measures 22" x 28" and appears to be composed in ink and pencil. It is signed as "Executed by H.V. Flickinger" and dated "Dec 27, 1881"
Some of the very calligraphy and drawings that I have ever had the priviledge to come across. Take a look at the detail in this rare piece of 19th Century Americana Folk Art.
The verse appears to be original, I cannot reference it from anyplace else. It reads:
Science from out her treasury
Her richest dower brought
Art from her alchemy of grace
Her rarest triumph wrought
Some conditions issues, but nothing in my opinion that truly detracts from the overall beauty of this very rare find.
It is in two pieces, never having been repaired, thus making it an ideal piece for restoration, or simply to frame just as it was found. Some edge tears and chipping, but again, nothing that detracts from the beauty of this piece.
This is believed to have originated from the Chillicothe, Ohio area based on the information from the estate we purchased the frame.
It is on a heavy parchment paper stock, and would be a beautiful piece framed in any home, office or folk art Americana collection.
Rare to find these pieces in any condition, and definetely a tremendous find tucked behind a framed photo.
Take a look at the photos here to appreciate the detail and care, and the hours that went into the creation of this piece.
Don't miss out on this great piece of Ohio Folk Art calligraphy drawing.
A OOAK ~ One of a kind antique / antiquity ephemera treasure.
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