Today while trolling ebay I came across this listing...
Superb antique framed sailor's woolies or wooly ship picture, circa 1890's or possibly earlier.
This type of folk art was stitched by sailors to pass the time aboard ship. In very good condition, colors are still bright.
Frame measures 14 5/8" x 11 5/8" in size. Inscribed on the reverse: Dunbavand.
This maritime scene depicts a tall ship or sailing ship.
Primarily made of wool with thread rigging.
A wonderful primitive piece!
Some of you may remember this post entitled,
Good Timing where I scored a framed stitched piece of my own.
So, what do you think?
Is the above ebay comp realistic?
I must admit my heart skipped a beat when I saw the starting bid amount!