Original Scherenschnitte Heart & Hands Marie Gottshall (Pennsylvania) saying
Original Scherenschnitte Heart & Hands Marie Gottshall (Pennsylvania) Constancy & Joy Saying
This wonderful American folk art paper cutting features two hands in a heart -- with a painted border and painted wood frame. The saying / motto hand written below the heart reads: May constancy doubt repel And joy be token where we dwell.
The artist has signed it on the far right edge on the dark red outer part of the border.
Marie Gottshall, of Wolmelsdorf, Pennsylvania, is an exceptional practitioner of traditional American art and crafts. For those who collect 20 th century American folk art --- and especially paper cuttings --- this is an especially nice example.
The frame is approximately 7 1/8” square; it is about 5/8” deep. On the front the frame is about 1 ¼” wide. The “window” is about 4 ½” square.
The art work is white, black, and very dark red. The frame is “grained”; it has a beautiful painted finish.
From age and handling, there are some rubs / scratches / nicks, etc. on the painted frame. We have had it hanging on the wall just as it is (how we got it), but the new owner can choose to touch up these spots.
******* PHOTOGRAPHY NOTE: Because of the glass over this folk art, there is "interference" in the photos because of reflections and glare. We tried to reduce the problem by holding the camera at angles, but the photos are still "impaired" by technical problems. ************
All of the art work and collectibles being sold by Adams-Byrd have been collected and selected one at a time by the proprietor, an art historian with many years of training and experience in university art history departments, museums, galleries and historic sites both in the U.S. and abroad. Our small family business has been based in the Washington, D.C. area for many years. Our online presence has now replaced our brick & mortar locations. The art and collectibles that we are offering to discerning shoppers are special and unique pieces that have been carefully “curated” by us.
ON SALE -- $130.00 with free USPS Priority shipping
************* WINTER SPECIAL -- For a few days our $200 regular price is being lowered to $130.00 (still with free shipping) **************
[After this special sale, this original work of art will be $200.00 with free USPS Priority shipping.]
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