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 Wooden Wool Scrapers - used as "Tally Pad".
Wooden Wool Scrapers - used as "Tally Pad".
Price: $65.00

A pair of 3" x 8" wooden wool scrapers with a pencil drawn grid filled with numbers.  The horizontal captions are dollar and cent signs.  The vertical captions are numbers. The reverse of the scraper has additional ciphers.  Waste not; want not. Note reads Wood scrapers Tally Pad used by Grandpa Sam Florens Years Ago
Autograph Album of Miss Lena Spray. .New York.1870 - 1901
Autograph Album of Miss Lena Spray. .New York.1870 - 1901
Price: $65.00

A partially filled autograph album from the late 19th century, with the bulk of the autographs dating to the 1870s. Hidden among the autographs are a few gems. There is one expertly rendered water color depicting flowers. Additionally there is one embossed die cut Victorian scrap pasted to a page. Lastly there is s a pressed flower pinned to a page beside a poem. Leather embossed stamped covers with gilded lettering. The interior pages are gilt-edged, and the title page is a graphic design in gold and blue with the text 'Autographs'. Some of the autographs within the album are faint, as they were done in pencil. Most are in ink though. Measures 7 1/2" x 5". To view the album please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/R5KYNcoAry41zTHK9. Detached front cover, and semi detached back cover. Taper repair to binding. Partially missing and detached back strip. Covers show wear due to rubbing.
 Seven (7) Razor Cut Engrossed Salesman Samples, Howard C. Rice,1912. ..1912
Seven (7) Razor Cut Engrossed Salesman Samples, Howard C. Rice,1912. ..1912
Price: $125.00

Seven (7) made by hand salesman samples featuring razor cut art and engrossed calligraphy penmanship. Beautifully decorated cards with penman's samples of engrossing and razor cuts. 2 1/4" x 3 3/4". slight fading on one card
 Naive Pennsylvania Paper Cuts - 2 Woman, a Horse and Cart with Rolling Wheels.
Naive Pennsylvania Paper Cuts - 2 Woman, a Horse and Cart with Rolling Wheels.
Price: $150.00

c1900.  Includes two approximately 5"  mirror image cutwork (folded in half and cut so left and right sides are identical), a free hand horse with vertical slices in the tail to give the appearance of hair and a folded paper cart constructed of a base, harness and wheels all held in place with straw.  Naive pencil decoration on the two woman.
Naive Woven Polished Paper Friendship Token c1860
Naive Woven Polished Paper Friendship Token c1860
Price: $175.00

A saw-tooth border leaf shaped hand cut polished paper leaf (4" x 3 1/4") with stripped of blue, pink, navy and yellow paper decoratively woven through the leaf creating a geometric design.  Housed in a 7"x 5" oval what appears to be gutta percha frame.  Framed at a later date. .
Cut Work Paper In Remembrance . ..1882
Cut Work Paper In Remembrance . ..1882
Price: $300.00

The beautiful, yet simple paper cut was folded in half to result in a symmetrical shape. There is a shield-like shaped base from which a plant sprouts from, there are also hands on either side of the plant. The left hand is inscribed with "Remembrance" and the right "Token". Also included are two "shadowed" backing papers from when it was originally mounted. Due to time and exposure and leaching from a wooden backing board, it has left each paper with a copy of the design shape. 9" x 6 1/4" .
Interfoliata - Woven Heart Bookmarks from Same Sheet of Paper Found in 1830 Book from One Owner and an 1823 From Another. ..
Interfoliata - Woven Heart Bookmarks from Same Sheet of Paper Found in 1830 Book from One Owner and an 1823 From Another. ..
Price: $325.00

A typewritten message on The Licking County Museum, Newark Ohio.  It is dated Valentine's Day 1963.  Priscilla S. Scheffler, Great Great Granddaughter of Mary Shirley Shove and Dudley Whitney.   Affixed to the top of the page are a pair woven hearts,  the paper remnant from one of the hearts and finally a third heart cut for weaving.  The text is an acocunt of Scheffler who found one of the hearts in the pages of a book owned by Mrs. Mary Shirley Shove-Whitney that she received as a gift from Catharine Brighman.  Later when looking through a book previously owned by Brighman in 1828, she found the paper remnant of the blue and white heart and the third heart matching one of the hearts found in the 1830 book..
Album with Nine
Album with Nine (9) Original Abstract Black Silhouette Scenes Mostly Whimsical– Some with Poetry. Signed W. S.
Price: $400.00

A collection of various original cutwork silhouette works, each signed W. S.  Subject matter ranges from whimsy to fantasy and somberness.
 2 1/4" Scherenschnitte Cutwork Love Token. ..1860s
2 1/4" Scherenschnitte Cutwork Love Token. ..1860s
Price: $400.00

A 2 1/2" mirror-image cutwork with Pennsylvania Dutch love symbols including paired flowers, birds and hearts.  Naive and dear..
 Intricate Canivet or Nun cut Cutwork, with decorations on both sides. ..c1780s
Intricate Canivet or Nun cut Cutwork, with decorations on both sides. ..c1780s
Price: $400.00

A 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"  intricate and delicate cutwork presumably from France, created by nuns in the 1780s or 1790s.  Note the razor slits and pinprick at base. Watercolor decoration with  AB or NB seated on a green grass with flowers above.  The reverse has the Eye of Providence above a Flaming Heart atop the landscape.  Intended to foster good will. .
Winona E. Hodge Album of Kindergarten with Hundreds of Examples . ..
Winona E. Hodge Album of Kindergarten with Hundreds of Examples . ..
Price: $400.00

78 pages of art.(worked front and back).  Book contains 30 additional blank leaves at the end.  Intricate and near compulsive examples of all varieties of kindergarten art folding, weavings cutting and circular cutting.  Many are numbers and or identified.  Includes all sort of items from king's crowns to cup and saucer and a dresser drawer. There is a geometric section with all shapes identified. Extremely intricate folds including the creation of paper cloths for a male and female.   The weaving section completed in red on gray weave identifies which numbered rows were modified to change the pattern from the previous weave.   Additionally, a section of silhouette folded paper cutwork.  All well executed.  Measures9 1/2" x 7 1/2". .
 Intricate Paper Cutwork, either by or in the style of Elizabeth Cobbold c1800, Ipswich England.. ..
Intricate Paper Cutwork, either by or in the style of Elizabeth Cobbold c1800, Ipswich England.. ..
Price: $425.00

A 10" x 7 1/2" sheet with a cutwork depicting  a woman riding a horse, all cut from a single sheet of paper.  Note how the horses' front left hoof attaching the ground to the horse and rider.. Elizabeth Cobbold(1767-1824)  She gave elaborate valentine parties and created a cut-works, some with verses, with  a copy to keep for herself. A descendent of Edmund Waller, Elizabeth Knipe lived in Manchester and published two books of poems before her brief marriage to William Clarke of Ipswich (1790). She was a friend of Clara Reeve, author of The Progress of Romance, under whose influence she wrote a novel set in Norman England. In 1792 she married a wealthy brewer, John Cobbold; in addition to his fourteen children by a previous marriage, they had seven more together. In Ipswich she was a leader in literary and charitable organizations. Her son, the Rev. Richard Cobbold (1797-1877), was also a poet.
Fine Trinket Box with Delicate Cutwork Under Glass– Naïve Alter boy . ..
Fine Trinket Box with Delicate Cutwork Under Glass– Naïve Alter boy . ..
Price: $450.00

3” x 4 ½” x 2” glass topped trinket box with straw decorated exterior and paper lined interior. Depicts a Naïve Alter boy with a Cross among the Flowering Trees, Vines, and Shrubs.  All handmade paper cuts.  Boy with halo dressed in real fabric dress with lace topper. . some wear on straw, slight staining inside box
Schrenscnitte style Cut Paper--Abstract Imagery with the appearance of hats and shoes and decorative devices. 1827
Schrenscnitte style Cut Paper--Abstract Imagery with the appearance of hats and shoes and decorative devices. 1827
Price: $475.00

A 6 1/2" x 8"  schrenshnitte or cut paper design. Although a somewhat abstract and mainly decorative piece.  Upon pondering has the appearance of feathered hats and shoes.  Dated 1827 in pencil at base.  Cut from laid paper..
Fine c1820 PinPrick Art Watercolor Embellishments.
Fine c1820 PinPrick Art Watercolor Embellishments.
Price: $600.00

A 10" x 8 1/2"  pinprick work depicting a nomad or perhaps a shepherd. The costume is pinprick with watercolor embellishments. Pin-prick pictures were just one of many ways in which paper was used without paint or pencil to create images as a genteel way to pass the time. By the end of the 18th century it was a favorite pastime to work in paper using a variety of techniques to create images and decorative effects. Special shops sprang up to cater for this taste, most famously Rudolph Ackermann's 'Repository' in London's Strand. and Fuller's 'Temple of Fancy', stocked materials for amateur painters but also what were called fancy papers: coloured and embossed paper designed to allow amateurs to create decorative work in paper.
A Cutwork Depicting Sea Captain, Young Woman and Soldier and more c1850s. ..
A Cutwork Depicting Sea Captain, Young Woman and Soldier and more c1850s . ..
Price: $600.00

An intricate little scene comprised of multiple layers of polished and textured paper. A young woman and a sea captain stand hand-in-hand in a clearing. A rifle is laid atop a large rock in the foreground. A rabbit and two birds lay nearby (perhaps having been shot). A small dog looks on while at water's edge. A myriad of greenery with a trellis flanks the border of the image while a large tree with intricate leaves creates the background. Beyond the tree is a soldier with saber in hand. To the sailor's left are evergreens, rock and a snow cap or rapid water flowing between the soldier and the couple. There is a third man lurking to the left (head lacking). The detail on this work is exceptional with individually applied leaves, pearls and ruffles and everything else to be seen. Matted and framed in 7 ¾" x 5 ¾ " gold frame. . Few specks for cut work lacking.
Fine and Delicate Cutwork 3 Birds on a tree branch. ..c1810
Fine and Delicate Cutwork 3 Birds on a tree branch. ..c1810
Price: $750.00

A 6 1/2" cut paper scene with three (3) birds perched on tree branches  on a 10" x 8 1/4" backing sheet.  The bodies are constructed of razor feather cuts and pinprick feet. Miniature feather cuts around the eye.   Done in the style of Elizabeth Cobbold..
Fine and Delicate Cutwork Parrot on a Perch. ..
Fine and Delicate Cutwork Parrot on a Perch. ..
Price: $950.00

A 7 1/4" cut paper parrot mounted on a 10" x 8 1/4" backing sheet.  The body is constructed of scallop cuts and pinprick while the layered feathers with fine cut tendrils along both edges of each feather.  The blades of grass and flowers are all cut from a single sheet.  Feet constructed of brown fabric. The eye and beak are cut from polished paper.  Done in the style of Elizabeth Cobbold..
16 Cut Horses, Carriages and Wagons with Saddles and Bridle, Mary Lapham, NY 1867 , plus Copybook
16 Cut Horses, Carriages and Wagons with Saddles and Bridle, Mary Lapham, NY 1867 , plus Copybook
Price: $1,000.00

Sixteen (16) different paper-cuts and accessories.  They are 'make-do' as previously printed publications were used to cut the paper.  There are 8 horses, 2 dogs, coaches, wagons,  Finally they is an array of saddles, blankets and bridles to 'accessorize' the animals.  The copybook was found with the paper-cuts and belonged to Mary Lapham, May 30, 1867.  . Identified Mary A. Lapham, Taghkanic, Columbia, County, NY 1857 - 1930
Delicate and Fine Floral Wreath Cut Paper Collage – Cut by Miss Stevenson from Colored Paper in the style of Mary Delany c1850
Delicate and Fine Floral Wreath Cut Paper Collage – Cut by Miss Stevenson from Colored Paper in the style of Mary Delany c1850
Price: $1,200.00

An array of intricately cut and decorated tiny colored paper leaves, petals, stems and bows arranged as a floral wreath.   Most have been individually embossed, note the detail on the tiger lilies at top right and the applied stamen on many on flowers less than 3/8” in their entirety.  Also note the daisy at top constructed of individual rice paper leaves with a painstakingly crushed paper stamen.  The collage measures 5 ½” in diameter. Captioned “Cuts by Miss Stevenson from Coloured Paper. Age toning on backing paper. . Mary Delany (nee Granville) (14 May 1700-15 April 1788) was an English Bluestocking, artist, and letter-writer; equally famous for her "paper-mosaicks" and her lively correspondence.
1830s Scherenschnitte Cut-work Valentine & Punch Paper Sampler Rose Bookmark John Ripley, Putnam-Houser House, Belpre, Ohio
1830s Scherenschnitte Cut-work Valentine & Punch Paper Sampler Rose Bookmark John Ripley, Putnam-Houser House, Belpre, Ohio
Price: $1,300.00

A grouping of materials belonging to John D. Ripley found by a descendant among papers in the  of the Putnam-Houser House in 1981. Contents include:A 12” x 15” scherenschnitte or cut-workpaper valentine with elongated floral design and circular decorative elements at border. Center has a hand-penned verse reading “This Valentine I sent to You As evidence of high respect, And when you read if e’er you do,  Don’t treat this missive with neglect.  Intricately cut from one sheet of paper. Few separations and light water stains. Housed in mahogany frame. It is accompanied by a silk punch paper sampler bookmark depicting a rose and the name John Ripley. The punch work measures 2 1/4” x 5”. The bookmark was found in the family Bible, 1857. Also includes a polished stock visiting card and embossed envelope addressed to John Ripley Esq.  Accompanying the material  is a note card signed by J. H. Houser Jr., describing the materials.   This is all accompanied by a typewritten genealogy of John Putnam, 1580-1662 and his wife Priscilla Gould.  .