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A "couple" of portrait's

All items224956 of 228135Blue Depression Glass PlateReally big jar
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    Posted 11 years ago

    areliczone
    (105 items)

    I purchased these 2 portraits at an estate sale. They are in poor condition. I thought I might be able to save maybe just the head area. That might not be good for original value, but at least I could save "FACE". If any one could help me with my decision, I would appreciate it. Also an other info. Thanks for looking.

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    1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 years ago
      I am struck by the quality of the paintings. I believe I would keep them as is. The first picture reminds me of a cleric of some sort, perhaps Greek Orthodox ?Perhaps you could check with the clergy in the area of the sale.
    2. areliczone areliczone, 11 years ago
      I agree, however the paintings were painted in early San Francisco. I found Jones & Wooll, they were framers. The artest Wise, little information. They are pretty funkey. Something has to happen, Iam not sure what.
    3. savoychina1, 11 years ago
      If I had your woodworking skills I would build a rectangular shadowbox two and a half times the diameter by one times the diameter.I would put one pictureon the left with a brace to hold it in place and the other picture on the right with its own brace to secure it. In the middle blank section I would make a copy of the logo on the back and mount it above a typed account of what you know about the piece. Glass the front, seal the back and you have an incredible 140 year old wall hanging!
    4. areliczone areliczone, 11 years ago
      Great idea!!! A 3 part shadow box. I would need a large space to hang it. The pictures are 30 x 24. Thanks
    5. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 11 years ago
      I would keep them as is, preserve them as much as possible.

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