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Auction Catalog Item for: 10/29/2019


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Item:210
Description:A RARE AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLK ART COLLECTION, CIRCA 1900 Consisting of 6 Individual crafted pieces each with ink filled sketches of what appears to be family members all on piano keys. (1) Sliding pencil case (6"L) with 2 ink drawings secured to top on piano keys, JIM LOVES JO (2) Sliding pencil case (4 3/4"L) handwritten names, address of city on outer sides. Fulton Street, Miss. With 5 ink portraits drawn on piano keys secured to inside bottom; PA, MA, TOM, LOU and ME (3) White wash comb holder/shelf. (12"H) 8 ink faces in pyramid form on piano keys. "THE BLACKS" at bottom of faces (4) Plywood wall shelf with red wash in form of schoolhouse (13"H). Features 10 ink drawings on piano keys. MISS CROW, ROSE, JUNE, WILLIE, JOE, JIM, JILL, SUE, TOM and LIL. (5) White washed type wall shelf (10"H) with 5 ink portraits on piano keys, REV. WHITMORE at top, with TOM, JOE, MAY and LIL (6) Gold frame ink drawings, JIM, RAY, NELL, MAY and REV. COOK, dated Oct. 3, 1906 all on piano keys
Estimate:500 - 1000
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