If you're not already familiar with "Sailors' Valentines", they came into use between 1830 and 1880 when enterprising residents of the Barbados Islands (West Indies) made these octagonal sea shell items in a cottage industry atmosphere. The artwork sometimes included romantic sayings like "I'm Yours - Be Mine", "Forget Me Not, "Love to My Sister, etc. Since sea shell art was very popular during the Victorian era, sailors brought home these "valentines" as souvenirs for their female loved ones. To be an original Bernie Woodman valentine. Condition of this Bernie Woodman Sailor's Valentine is EXCELLENT.All the shells are intact and the oil painting is totally undamaged. The inside of the glass has a very slight haze that is barely visible from certain angles. The octagonal wooden box is also in great shape. The top back side of the box has a handwritten inventory number assigned by the previous owner. Overall, this heirloom-quality Sailors' Valentine looks fantastic and displays beautifully.
Please take a close look at the many photos I've provided and judge condition for yourself. Woodman passed away in 1986 and his valentines rarely come up for sale. Original Oil Painting by C.Signed and Numbered by Artist. Rear Side of Shadow Box. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please let me know. I will insure this item at my own expense. Txzj pxzj11575 txzj-11 txzj85 txzj115.
The item "RARE Bernie Woodman Sailors Valentine With Ship Oil Painting CJ Guise Shell Art" is in sale since Sunday, May 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Folk Art". The seller is "virginia_quailman" and is located in Waynesboro, Virginia.
This item can be shipped worldwide. Woodman