Posted 6 months ago

A new discovery of  an early American treasure of unused watercolor paint made by Osborne are in this box for Scholz & Janentzky’s store around 1860. More information from source site: 

American Made Watercolor paint boxes & suppliers 1790 -1899

Posted 7 months ago

An original Oil painting of waves crashing on rocks & reflections in water.
Although There is no apparent signature there is an inscription on the back
It is a plein air work in the style of J. S. Sargent. Any further information on this artist would be greatly appreciated.
  Link to originating site :

Mystery Plein Air Painting

1900-1920

Posted 8 months ago

A 130+ year old treasure:  useable antique watercolor paint survives in this Rowney artists watercolor paint box made in London  1862- 1881 with one of the most colorful late Victorian labels  More information: Victorian Rowney Paint Box 1862-1881

Posted 8 months ago

An historical treasure box -some unused paint survives in this early Victorian watercolor set in a fine Mahogany box By Winsor & Newton 1841-1857 The label has Queen Victoria’s warrant (guarantee of quality) This was made in the early years of her marriage to Prince Albert.  More info Winsor Newton Watercolor Boxed Set c.1841-1857

Posted 8 months ago
A rare  discovery a 218 year old Artists catalog sheet from the 1790’s - a broadside showing T. Reeves & Son’s products. One of only a few known to exist.  More info at:
Thomas Reeves & Son
Artist Materials catalogue
c. 1790’s

A rare  discovery a 218 year old Artists catalog sheet from the 1790’s - a broadside showing T. Reeves & Son’s products. One of only a few known to exist.  More info at:

Thomas Reeves & Son

Artist Materials catalogue

c. 1790’s

Posted 8 months ago

180+ year old time capsule: a rare copy of a Reeves & Sons Art Materials from around 1830 with color illustration. One of a few known to exist. More info at  Early c.1830 Reeves & Sons Catalogue with color

Posted 10 months ago

An Early American treasure- A boxed set with unused watercolor paint made around 1827 by George Osborne in Philadelphia. More information on the source site: whimsie. com

American Made

Watercolor paint boxes c. 1830 -1860

Posted 1 year ago

Barbara Walkers paint box and watercolor from the 1830’s.   More of her story at whimsie. com Barbara Walker’s Watercolor box

Posted 1 year ago

John James Audubon  had a watercolor paint box very similar to one shown  & with the identical label  inside the cover this American Made Artists watercolor paint box by George C. Osborne 1830- 1840 see more at whimsie. com    Paint boxes of Famous People

Posted 1 year ago

A treasure of 212+ year old unused watercolor paint can be found Reeves & Inwood artists paint box around 1790 Details at whimsie. com

Posted 1 year ago

A 219 year old time capsule with some of the original 1700’s paint blocks  unused!
More information at whimsie com :Virtual Watercolor Museum

Posted 1 year ago

Unused drawing paper from Alexander Calder’s studio in 1952. It took at least three people to Hand Make each huge “Double Elephant” sheet in the J.Whatman paper mill. Quire label above watermarks below, Details at whimsie com. VINTAGE PAPERS

Posted 1 year ago

Early American made Watercolor paint from around 1850 on whimse com

Virtual Museum of Watercolor Paint ,Boxes & Supplies

Posted 1 year ago

LINK TO THE VIRTUAL WATERCOLOR MUSEUM

HERE IS A  LINK TO

Virtual Museum of Watercolor Paint ,Boxes & Supplies

Posted 1 year ago

Early American Made watercolor blocks by Osborne and A.P. Homer of Philadelphia 1830-1850,  More information on source site:

http://www.whimsie.com/antique%20art%20supplies.html