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Period Furniture, Fine Art & Accessories

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 09:00AM EDT
Lot 71

Virginia Record Book Artist (Frederick County, Vir

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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Virginia Record Book Artist (Frederick County, Virginia, active 1795-1825), watercolor and ink on paper fraktur family record book consisting of seven double pages and one triple page, the first with the date 1811 is a record of the marriage of Daniel Ferneau and Catharine Ridenour of Virginia with intricate scrolls, flowers, and birds, and the facing page with a Temple and Masonic symbols, all in red, yellow, and sepia, the other seven pages are records of six children born to them, one of those including a death record of Joseph Ferneau. All the pages are profusely decorated with fanciful designs, birds, wild flowers, and leaves in red, yellow, and sepia colors, each page is approximately 7 1/4" x 6 1/4". Further information can be found in Earnest, Papers for Birth Days, pages 780-782.


Most pages are in very nice condition. There are a few random small holes and losses to edges. Expected minor staining and foxing. Overall very good condition.

See printed catalog.