Three (3) 19th Century Folk Art Works, including ship diorama. 1st item: Encased 19th century folk art ship diorama of a masted American clipper ship at sea, against a blue sky backdrop. Housed in the original painted wooden case/frame. 13 1/4" H x 19 1/4" W x 3 5/8" D. 2nd item: Folk art pencil, pastel, and gouache on brown paper drawing depicting a small house in an enclosed yard. Signed and dated "J.W. and A.M. Snowden 1891". Housed under glass in a Tramp Art wooden frame. Sight – 11 5/8" H x 15 5/8" W. Framed – 14 1/2" H x 18 5/8" W. Late 19th century. 3rd item: Folk Art pencil on paper drawing of a bird carrying an envelope in its beak with a poem or acrostic written in ink below. The poem reads "Acrostic/How dear To The heart is our nation home/Oh how often you Think of The place,/Midst Sorrows and Trouble Tho here [sic] our may roam/Ever…The Throne of Gods Grace./Jennie R/ Hartzell/Moline Ill. Sept. 19. 1886./J.W. Hartzell". Housed under glass in a carved wooden frame with gilt accents. Sight – 11 5/8" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed – 15 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Late 19th century. Provenance: Brad Swanson Collection, Abingdon, VA. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. One of the sails loose but retained in the frame. 2nd-3rd items: Overall good condition with foxing spots, toning, areas of dampstaining/acid burn, grime etc. to be expected from age. 2nd item: Slightly loose in frame.
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