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Important Patriotic Civil War Era Pennsylvania Folk Art Scherenschnitte

Includes people, birds, animals, and a 34 Star American Flag

Circa 1861-1863: This 17" x 20" patriotic papercut housed in a 21.5" by 24.5" period style frame is an example of one of the most iconic scherenschnittes ever created. In fact, a smaller version of this piece (two sizes are known) entitled "American Fantasy" is illustrated on page 98 of Lipmann and Winchester's seminal 1974 volume, The Flowering of American Folk Art (1776-1876). Lipmann and Winchester attribute this to an anonymous Lebanon County, Pennyslvania folk artist. Because this important piece of patriotic americana contains a 34 star flag, we can date the scherenschnitte to sometime between 1861 and 1863, when our country was in the midst of the Civil War. Note the eagle on the top center row, holding court over the entire scene, which if filled with peacocks, chickens crows, songbirds, monkeys, squirrels, dogs,and people, including a gentleman wearing a tophat, a girl with flower basket, a young man planting a flagpole, and a woman seated in a rocking chair and reading a book. There are various losses and restorations on this spectacular piece of 19th century American folk art, but the scherenschnitte displays well and is still in remarkable conditon for its over 150-year-old age and the war torn era in which it was created to show the strength and tenacity of our indelible union.

Provenance: Ex. David Good, Ex. Don Walters

Patriotic Americana Civil War Lebanon County PennsyvaniaFolk Art Scherenschnitte Papercut with 34 Star American Flag For Sale

Patriotic Americana Civil War Lebanon County PennsyvaniaFolk Art Scherenschnitte Papercut with 34 Star American Flag For Sale

Patriotic Americana Civil War Lebanon County PennsyvaniaFolk Art Scherenschnitte Papercut with 34 Star American Flag For Sale

Patriotic Americana Civil War Lebanon County PennsyvaniaFolk Art Scherenschnitte Papercut with 34 Star American Flag For Sale

Patriotic Americana Civil War Lebanon County PennsyvaniaFolk Art Scherenschnitte Papercut with 34 Star American Flag For Sale

Patriotic Americana Civil War Lebanon County PennsyvaniaFolk Art Scherenschnitte Papercut with 34 Star American Flag For Sale

Important Patriotic Civil War Era Pennsylvania Folk Art Scherenschnitte
For Sale: $5,800


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