Elaborate painted wall pocket, ca. 1870
Large Elaborate painted wall pocket, ca. 1870, inscribed with the adage Silence is Golden, over an oval landscape, with lion surrounded by extensive floral and scrolling devices with reticulated borders, inscribed at base Knowledge Speaks Lowly, Ignorance Talks Loud, 22" h., 27 3/4" w. Provenance: James and Nancy Glazer American Antiques, Bailey Island, Maine.
Condition:Top of crest with central flower replaced. One circular pinwheel on crest replaced. Two small repaired breaks to top edge of pocket. A couple short age cracks. A couple small cracks to reticulated edge on left side. Otherwise untouched surface.
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