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  PENNSYLVANIA SCHERENSCHNITTE WITH FLAGS AND EAGLES, 1792-1830
Dimensions (inches): frame - 10.25" x 12.25", work - 7.25" x 9.25"
Description:
Patriotic Pennsylvania German scherenschnitte (paper cutting), with eagles and 15 star flags. Maybe Mahantongo Valley region; reminiscent of Isaac Stiehly, but not as detailed. The work looks to be around 1820-30, but the 15 stars on the flag may date it earlier (1792-1818). The early surface, tiger maple frame is original.

Condition: There is some staining and foxing, accompanied by some rippling, but the scherenschnitte remains in its original frame, intact, as-found, and is very early for this sort of work.
   
Primary Color: brown, ivory
Earliest Date: 1792
Latest Date: 1830
For Sale Status: Available
Price $2,200
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