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IMPORTANT SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA FOLK ART
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IMPORTANT SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA FOLK ART CUT-WORK / SCHERENSCHNITTE VALENTINE, watercolor and ink on paper, an outstanding and vibrant example, executed by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918) of Rockingham Co., Virginia, design featuring a central eight-point star within an inner border of eight cut-out seven-point stars, outer border of eight large elliptical cut-outs, each featuring a bird perched on floral / foliate devices and heart, sawtooth scalloped edges, vivid polychrome watercolor embellishment. Verse running circuitously throughout, including "Sarah Weaver is my name and single is my life and happy is the man gets me for a wife", dated "the 9th day of March 1856". Unframed. Circa 1856. 13" D.
Excellent condition with light fold lines, very minor toning to edges.
Provenance: Descended directly in the family of the maker.
Catalogue Note: The present valentine was created by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918) of Rockingham Co., Virginia in 1856 and comes to us directly from the family, along with two other cut-work valentines and an embroidered show towel. Born to parents Samuel Weaver (1790-1857) and Elizabeth Rhodes (b.1792), Sarah married James William Sharps (1843-1916) in 1866 in Harrisonburg, and the couple remained in the area for the remainder of their lives. Sarah was between the ages of 15 and 17 when she completed the presently offered group of folk objects, 17 when she worked this specific valentine on which she pines "Skies are Blue and Leaves are Green you are the most loveliest and handsomest (sic) I ever seen." Rarely do delicate early folk objects of this caliber and condition appear on the market, and it is almost unheard of to have a group of these objects, all by the same maker, fresh from the family, come forth at once. The appearance of the current example on the open market represents a unique opportunity for astute collectors of Southern folk and decorative arts.
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Excellent condition with light fold lines, very minor toning to edges.
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IMPORTANT SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA FOLK ART

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000
Nov 12, 2016
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Starting Price $3,000
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0260: IMPORTANT SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA FOLK ART

Sold for $19,000
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Est. $6,000 - $9,000Starting Price $3,000
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Nov 12, 2016 9:30 AM EST
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IMPORTANT SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA FOLK ART CUT-WORK / SCHERENSCHNITTE VALENTINE, watercolor and ink on paper, an outstanding and vibrant example, executed by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918) of Rockingham Co., Virginia, design featuring a central eight-point star within an inner border of eight cut-out seven-point stars, outer border of eight large elliptical cut-outs, each featuring a bird perched on floral / foliate devices and heart, sawtooth scalloped edges, vivid polychrome watercolor embellishment. Verse running circuitously throughout, including "Sarah Weaver is my name and single is my life and happy is the man gets me for a wife", dated "the 9th day of March 1856". Unframed. Circa 1856. 13" D.
Excellent condition with light fold lines, very minor toning to edges.
Provenance: Descended directly in the family of the maker.
Catalogue Note: The present valentine was created by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918) of Rockingham Co., Virginia in 1856 and comes to us directly from the family, along with two other cut-work valentines and an embroidered show towel. Born to parents Samuel Weaver (1790-1857) and Elizabeth Rhodes (b.1792), Sarah married James William Sharps (1843-1916) in 1866 in Harrisonburg, and the couple remained in the area for the remainder of their lives. Sarah was between the ages of 15 and 17 when she completed the presently offered group of folk objects, 17 when she worked this specific valentine on which she pines "Skies are Blue and Leaves are Green you are the most loveliest and handsomest (sic) I ever seen." Rarely do delicate early folk objects of this caliber and condition appear on the market, and it is almost unheard of to have a group of these objects, all by the same maker, fresh from the family, come forth at once. The appearance of the current example on the open market represents a unique opportunity for astute collectors of Southern folk and decorative arts.
Condition
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Excellent condition with light fold lines, very minor toning to edges.

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