Series of 11 paintings on wood board

Sep 13, 2021. 10:55 UTC
Series of 11 Paintings on wood board
rhonda
United States of America

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

There are 11 paintings based on children's poetry or fairy tales. They measure 5 by 7 inches. They appear to be oil. The name or title of each poem or fairy tale is handwritten on the back of each piece.

Provenance

estate sale auction/junknown

Answered within about 1 hour
Sep 13, 11:49 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$250 - $350 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$350 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A group of 11 vintage folk art painted children's nursery rhyme panels
unattributed American artist, early/ mid 20th Century
Comprising: "Simple Simon," "Jack Be Nimble," "Little Bo Peep," "Little Jack Horner," "Old King Cole," "Humpety Dumpety," "Tom Tom the Piper's Son," "High Diddle Diddle," "Little Miss Muffett," " I Saw a Crooked Man," and "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon"
each 5 by 7 inches
CONDITION: all appear to be in good condition, with hanging hardware mounted to the top of each on the verso
PROVENANCE: acquired at an estate sale
$approximately $20-30 each, or $250-350 for the set*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Rhonda guess Sep 17, 06:11 UTC

Hi Delia:
There is no maker's name, only some sort of partially obscured retail tag on the back of one that says "Sleepy Hollow" and the rest is scratched out. The name of each Moother Goose nursery rhyme is hand written on the back of each painting. That is al.

Delia Sep 17, 17:57 UTC

I wonder if these were once sold by Sleep Hollow Restoration? These would make fantastic decorations in a children's nursery or library.

Rhonda guess Sep 18, 21:12 UTC

I just thought they were so whimsical and full of nostalgia. Is Sleepy Hollow Restorations in New York?
Thanks!

Delia Sep 19, 18:46 UTC

Yes, it was in NY - in the 70s and 80s

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