DAVID A. SCHORSCH~EILEEN M. SMILES AMERICAN ANTIQUES

Unidentified Artist
“At Work in a School Room”
American, circa 1880-1900
Oil and pencil on panel, 16 ½ x 25 inches
Untouched condition, unframed

An unusual technique employed in this work is the purposeful use of the surface and color of the natural wood, in which the artist painted around certain features to create a contrasting effect, a devise common among watercolorists using the white paper as a color component. This feature is most apparent in the backgrounds of the hanging pictures, the hair, and clothing which have now oxidized to a toasty brown color but would have been a starkly contrasting nearly white color when the work was new.

Available Works

Paint Decorated Splay-leg Stand
Paint Decorated Splay-leg Stand
Unidentified Artist
Unidentified Artist
"At Work in a School Room"
Queen Anne White Painted Oblong Tea Table
Queen Anne White Painted Oblong Tea Table
JOSEPH GOODHUE CHANDLER (1813-1884)
JOSEPH GOODHUE CHANDLER (1813-1884)
"Fallon's Block"
Fireman's Hat and Trumpet Weathervane
Fireman's Hat and Trumpet Weathervane
Grain Painted Fish Canister
Grain Painted Fish Canister
Cat Weathervane
Cat Weathervane
WILHELM SCHIMMEL (1817-1890)
WILHELM SCHIMMEL (1817-1890)
Eagle
ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM SEAVER
ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM SEAVER
Painted Fan-Back Windsor Side Chair
Watch Hutch
Watch Hutch
WILLIAM KING
WILLIAM KING
Elizabeth Dame and Elizabeth Walden
HAROLD WILLIAM IBACH (1906-1993)
HAROLD WILLIAM IBACH (1906-1993)
"Kitty"
CANDACE DYER (1782-1877)
CANDACE DYER (1782-1877)
"Wisdom & Virtue"
ATTRIBUTED TO THE FILLEY TIN SHOP
ATTRIBUTED TO THE FILLEY TIN SHOP
Paint-Decorated Tin Crooked-Neck Coffee Pot
Christian Mertel (1739-1802),
Christian Mertel (1739-1802), "The C.M. Artist"
Birth and Baptismal Certificate for Anna Margareta Bishop
Presentation Trivet
Presentation Trivet
Indian Figurehead Model
Indian Figurehead Model
Unidentified Artist
Unidentified Artist
Basket with Fruit, Flowers and Butterfly
STURTEVANT J. HAMBLIN (1817-1884)
STURTEVANT J. HAMBLIN (1817-1884)
Boy in Blue Holding a Hat and Whip
Rectangular Box Basket with Woven Side Handles
Rectangular Box Basket with Woven Side Handles

DAVID A. SCHORSCH~EILEEN M. SMILES AMERICAN ANTIQUES

American decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries, specializing in folk art.

David Schorsch
Eileen Smiles

358 Main Street South,
Woodbury, CT 6798
United States