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Prairie Peddler Antiques
Paintings/Portraits

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EARLY PORNOGRAPHY. Extremely rare and unusual early 19th century miniature on ivory portrait of a couple engaged in a very intimate activity. A partially undressed full figure female and a full figure gentleman with his trousers down resting upon a daybed with lush green drapery in the background. Please email your request to see the "naughty" part that is covered here as it is just as realistic as the rest of the portrait. All framed in an enclosed maple circular frame. Measures 3.25" in diameter.
Circa 1820 to 1830.
 
FOR SALE @ $425.00

METCALF WATERCOLOR PAINTING. Amazing early 20th century montage illustration by Willard Metcalf done in watercolor shades of gray with major areas of white gouache paint on paper. Scenes of Zuni Indian village life, possibly from his series of illustrations done of the Zuni Indians for "Harper's" magazine. Signed to the right of the circular image "Metcalf" with a stylized Indian bird. In excellent condition with no foxing however the original paper surface has been mounted to a linen backing with some missing portions at the outer edges. Any such imperfections are under the original matting. Plus there are pencil notations, including "Zun"  and some numbers visible around those outer edges. Original matting and frame. Matted image measures 21.75" x 17.75". Undated.
 
FOR SALE @ 1,800.00

PRIMITIVE LANDSCAPE. Pleasant late 19th early 20th century oil on canvas applied to board landscape of a tree lined winding stream with a sunrise, or maybe a sunset in the background. Nice brush strokes evident. Signed int he lower right corner, "R.L. Williams". Pine grooved frame measures 19.5" x 16.5" with a canvas size of 16" x 12.
 
FOR SALE @ $75.00

WOMAN'S PORTRAIT. Very nice early 19th century oil on canvas three quarter portrait of a woman. Seated in a red chair next to a draped table with a box and flower set upon it, she is holding a book in one hand and a hankerchief in the other. Dressed in black, she features a white lace color and cuffs. Her face show nice features with rosy cheeks and a proper hair style. Great highlight detail with some crazing on the canvas but no loss of paint. Original gold wood frame. Measures 14" x 16" frame size. Circa 1820 to 1830.
 
FOR SALE @ $175.00

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