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Unusual Penwork Wooden Floral Picture c 1800

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Unusual Penwork Wooden Floral Picture c 1800

An unusual wooden penwork floral picture, circa the late 18th or early 19th century. Women often made penwork boxes or pictures at home, using stylized floral motifs deriving from the Chinese. A piece of wood was varnished and then decorated with pen, then varnished again. This picture is lovely and rich in color and style. Very good condition, with some chips, pits and cracks to the wood surface, but it doesn’t interfere with its great look! Measures 14 ¼” by 12”; sight size 10 3/8” by 7 7/8”.

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