SOLD! “Fragrance” by Boris Skvirsky – 1887-1941 – $259.95

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We recently purchased “Fragrance” at an auction in Ossipee NH, after falling in love with it.  We still aren’t certain we want to sell the piece but we are, after all, in the antiques and collectibles business, and if we were to keep everything we fell in love with, we’d need a 20 room mansion and an income to match.

Here’s what we’ve learned so far about this gorgeous piece from:

By Boris Skvirsky, Private Collection | Using the female form to create balanced graphic elements, the recently rediscovered, 1930’s Parisian portfolio of Russian ex-patriot Skvirsky is available to the public for the first time since its original exhibition. Printed on art-grade paper and encased in an imported, ribbed, gold-toned hardwood frame under Plexiglas. It includes a solid brass museum plate etched with the title and the artist’s name.

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Based on the description, and the fact that the piece is no longer for sale, we seem to have the exact item described above.

For a biography of Boris Skvirsky, go to:

Price:  Buy-it-now price is $259.95 plus $50.00 shipping & handling if not picked up in person.  Opening bid if on eBay is $199.95.
# Available:  one
Size:  24″ high x 18″ wide
Approximate Age:  Unknown, reproduction.
Defects, Nicks and/or Blemishes:  None noted.  Any white shadings or defects seen in the pictures above are purely the result of photo flash and/or shadows from the process of taking pictures of the piece.
Item Location
: Heritage Collectibles at 5 Park, Lewiston ME 04240.

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Main Location:  Heritage Collectibles at 5 Park, Lewiston  ME 04240.
Hours: Vary, but usually 12:00n to 5:00p, Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays or by appointment. (We’re closed for the holidays but will reopen on Friday, January 9, 2015.)
Contact us at:
… John: 207 713 0674 or
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or
… Jessamyn: 818 738 4713 0r
… Generic Email:
Other Locations:
… Undercover Antique Mall, Route 26, Oxford  ME
… Drinker of the Wind Studio, Route 4, Turner ME
… Southern Maine Indoor Flea Market, US Route 1, Scarborough ME
Message re Our Products:
All of the items we offer are vintage, antique or simply pre-owned.  Therefore, reasonable wear & tear is to be expected, and our items are sold as seen and described in the photos and/or in person. 
We try to describe any damage, nicks, blemishes or other problems of which we are aware in any and all of our listings, and always include plenty of clear photographs which are integral to the description, so please review them closely.  
Also, please be aware that vintage and antique items are unlikely to be in factory condition, so if you aren’t used to buying antique or vintage items – and are in fact looking for a pristine, unused item – a new reproduction may be better suited for you. We ordinarily do not “clean up” items because such cleaning may detract from their value. 
We are specific and honest in our descriptions because we want happy buyers who will return and/or refer their friends!


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