Vintage 1970s Signed Theorem Stencil Painting Primitive Folk Cat in Basket Mouse. Today we are delighted to offer for sale a lovely vintage theorem stencil painting from the 1970s! Theorem stencil, sometimes also called theorem painting or velvet painting, is the art of making stencils and using them to make drawings or paintings on fabric or paper. The art was first taught to women in academies and boarding schools throughout colonial New England. It continued to be taught into the mid-1800s in many other areas. This sweet stencil painting is done on a pale yellow or off-white velvet, and depicts a peaceful grey and brown striped tabby cat with a red bow resting in a beribboned tan and red woven basket. The basket rests in a field of green grass with small wildflowers alongside it. An inquisitive grey field mouse has climbed up the side to investigate! The cat is nicely detailed, with a dark pink nose and mouth, lighter pink inside her ears, and deep yellow eyes. It is signed “Barbara Rico, 72″. This indicates it was done in the 1970s in the style of this iconic antique artform. Painting is set in a beveled mahogany-colored and gilt wood frame with a cardboard backing, and is ready to be hung and enjoyed! Theorem presents in good antique condition, with minor wear and patina commensurate with age. Some very minor discoloration to the velvet is present. Frame has wear, chips, and loss to gilding commensurate with age. Theorem stencil painting will make a sweet and whimsical addition to any interior. Fresh to the market! Dimensions of framed artwork: 20-1/8″ in height, 19″ in width, appx. 1-5/8″ in depth Dimensions of artwork: 15″ in x 15 in. Item(s) will be professionally packed to prevent damage in transit. Feel welcome to message us with further questions or requests for more images, and thank you for looking! Please remit promptly, via. We are experienced shippers! Your satisfaction is important to us. It will be our pleasure to leave you great feedback in return! Established in 2007, The. Rhode Island Antiques Mall. (adjacent to I-95, exit 30, in historic Pawtucket, RI) is the highest volume antiques mall in the American Northeast! We are a magnet for rare and unusual items! AUCTIONS are listed with NO RESERVES. Be sure to watch for periodic SALES and Price Reductions! Thanks for looking and check back often! New Items are listed EVERY WEEK. 345 Fountain Street Pawtucket, RI 02860. Come visit us in Rhode Island, or find us on the web! Please be aware that. Thank you for looking! Get images that make Supersized seem small. Showcase your items with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Vintage 1970s Signed Theorem Stencil Painting Primitive Folk Cat in Basket Mouse” is in sale since Wednesday, February 10, 2021. This item is in the category “Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art”. The seller is “ri2u” and is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.