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Antique Botanical Watercolor Art From Autograph Book (c.1800s)

Antique Botanical Watercolor Art From Autograph Book (c.1800s)

Regular price $148.00 USD
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Bring an unmistakable hint of vintage allure to any living space with our antique watercolor art from a 19th century autograph book. The book itself was falling apart and almost tossed, but once we thumbed through it, we knew the miniature nature-centered paintings had to be saved. 

This autograph album belonged to a young man named William Moore Sanford who attended school at Troy Conference Academy in Poultney, Vt. during the mid-1800s.  He later moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he apparently added more signatures. But only five pages included richly colored paintings from an unknown artist.

So yes, these five pages are being offered a set simply because they've belong together and are still so relevant. We suggest they be displayed together, complete with faded writing.  

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Listing Includes

- FIVE pages from an old autograph book with original small nature watercolor paintings (as shown)

Item Condition

Good condition with wear consistent with age and use. These five pieces, removed from a torn and tattered book, are in remarkable shape for their 170 yr. age. Though the handwritten messages are faded, the paintings remain rich and clear (due to being positioned deep inside the book).

Darkening, edge wear, smudges and small tears present on the paper. A few have light pencil markings on the back. 

>> Please view pictures carefully as they are part of the description. This is truly a one of a kind, found item. Embracing its vintage beauty, this piece may contain imperfections from years of wear. These imperfections are not considered defective.

Item Details

- Materials: paper, ink, paint

- Color: varies

- Dimensions: 7.5" x 6"

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