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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 24, June 17, 2007, Article 9

FREEMAN'S SELLS PAINTING OF SECOND PHILADELPHIA MINT

An article in the July 2007 Maine Antique Digest describes highlights
of an auction sale held by Freemanís, Americaís oldest auction house,
in Philadelphia in April.  Included in the auction was a rare painting
of the second United States Mint building in Philadelphia by architect
William Strickland.

"This unsigned, unframed watercolor of the second United States Mint
at the corner of Chestnut and Juniper Streets in Philadelphia was
attributed to William Strickland. The Greek Revival second U.S. Mint,
designed by William Strickland, was opened in 1833 and demolished
in 1907. The design was so successful, Strickland was commissioned
to design mints in New Orleans and in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Estimated at $1000/2000, it sold for $8365 to a collector/dealer
in the salesroom."

To view an image of the painting, see:
Image of Painting

To read the complete Maine Antique Digest article, see:
Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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