Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Misliss123, Jan 11, 2019.


Anyone know anything about this its very old done on material almost like burlap on the back

  1. Worth or approx. Value

  2. Where to get information on tjis item

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  1. Misliss123

    Misliss123 New Member

    Hello thank you for allowing me to join your group I am a collector just starting really I love antiques vintage items anything old really but I'm having trouble finding a few things when looking them up I'm not sure quite how to upload the picture to you guys can you help me out there thanks Melissa or misliss123 received_266715234040273.jpeg
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  3. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    WELCOME Melissa .. :) ... Joy.
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  4. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum, Misliss! :)
    Your photo is fine. You can add one of the back, and if it’s signed a close-up.
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  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Melissa!

    We don't really do "valuations" here although we can point folks to the best places to look for comparable items which have sold.

    Your portrait appears to have lost some paint where the cracks are which will negatively affect what someone might pay. Is there a signature anywhere? You did will getting the one picture up so can you post one of the back?
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  6. Misliss123

    Misliss123 New Member

    Not signed any place
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  7. Misliss123

    Misliss123 New Member

    I'm not at home currently but will send a pic as soon as i can
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  8. Misliss123

    Misliss123 New Member

    I have been looking for similar ones but unable to locate
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Black Americana ..maybe?
    ID'ing this one is a shot in the dark...
    Where did it come from ??
  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    That's in pretty rough condition. What part of the country did you find it in?

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  11. Misliss123

    Misliss123 New Member

    Yes as soon as i get home I can thanks
  12. Misliss123

    Misliss123 New Member

    Ohio in a house that the women was 98 and the gentle man was 101 and just passed. Several antiques in house my friend and I bought the entire house contents for a set price the new owners buy and flip house so they call and see if we want anything out of them
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  14. Misliss123

    Misliss123 New Member

  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I'm just throwing out ideas here...but I call em as I see em !!
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  16. Misliss123

    Misliss123 New Member

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  17. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    Hi and WELCOME to Antiquers, Melissa!! I'm thinking I MAY be seeing a VERY FAINT signature on the front of the canvas......follow the bottom of the V-neckline to the right and what I think I found IS hard to see.....I saturated and contrasted the colors.....some different colors will also show darks better against them, which is why I played with the colors......What I THOUGHT was an A, I now think is a "B" along with numerous letters after.....either 'u' or 'm' and am not really sure of the rest, but I do think it COULD be a signature.......I also know canvasses were reused as well, so could possibly be old under-painting. If you are pretty positive it's an oil painting a little real spit on a q-tip and gently wiping may reveal some more clearly, but be sure and go gently!!!! Or ask someone!!!! If you have more questions about it or getting more images up, feel free to ask anyone....someone will be bound to be able to help!!!!!:):) would help if I posted what I did!!!!!

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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum, Melissa.
    Nice painting of a lovely lady, there is something fiesty in her face. But sadly it has condition issues, which affects the value badly.
    If I were to find the painting here in Europe I would think the sitter was Mediterranean, possibly Gypsy, rather than African American. Where I live I regularly see Moroccan ladies with similar looks.
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  19. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    It helps to know where stuff comes from.....or where it's at !
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  20. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I would assume that, as the work came from a Black Americana collection, it is a work of Black Americana. And the bandana, although not exclusive to the U.S., is a powerful American symbol.


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