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Striking oil on wood panel portrait of a handsome young man attributed to American artist Joseph Wood. Circa 1825. Too much info to put here. See the listing on my website for much, much more information and lots of photos.
An incredibly charming pair of circa 1830 silhouette of Charles John & Mary Foster Manning. Unusual touches of color, lovely condition, period rosewood veneer frames. Too much info to write here. See lots more information on my website.
I always try to keep silhouettes on my website for $200. This is a really stunning one with lots of embellishment and identification of the sitter. Please see my website for more information and images.
Mrs. Black is a beautifully rendered cut & paste silhouette with exquisite gold embellishment. The woman is identified as "Mrs. Black. Bradshawgate 1825". Early 19th century flat profile bird's-eye maple frame with gilt liner that measures 10 1/2" x 13". Please see my website for more information and images.
Miss Hudson's profiles are reverse painted on slightly convex glass using a stippled base within an outlined edge with darker line-work and cross-hatching. Gold is only used for buttons. Her finest work is without doubt to be seen in her profiles of children which are well-modeled, with good detail. Miss Hudson's silhouettes are consistently backed with cream silk stitched over card and set in papier-mâché frames. The back of the original papier mâché frame retains the original paper backing, signed "Painted / by / C.H. Hudson / April 1821". Framed side is 4 5/8" x 4 1/4". Please see my website for more information and images.
This lovely oil on panel is attributed to American artist Susannah Paine (1792-1862). Susannah (sometimes spelled Susanna) Paine was one of the pioneering women artist of 19th century New England. This beautiful portrait resides in a period gilt frame which is likely original. The frame measures 32 1/2" x 25 1/2". Please see my website for more info and images.
Wonderful American folk oil on canvas portraits attributed to Zedekiah Belknap (1781-1858). This visually striking pair of portraits are so wonderfully representative of Belknap's decoratively appealing style. Belknap's work is most often full-size (as are these) and bold. They reside in the original gilded frames which measure 26 1/4" x 21 3/4". Portrait size without the frames are 22 1/4" x 17 1/2". Please check my website for more info and images.
Here is a lovely lady from the Prior-Hamblen School of artists. Oil on paperboard, this small portrait is a great example of American folk art. The lady sits at a slight angle to the viewer with large beautiful brown eyes. Her plaited hair is wrapped at the back of her head. She wears a necklace with a heart clasp. Her dress is the classic draped front pointing to a nipped waist that was used by the Prior-Hamblen School. She has a half drape to her proper right, also classically used by the School, although this dark burgundy with mustard and the highlighting of the tassel painted to the side of the tassel, is uncommon. The different colors in the drapes, the lovely lady and the heart necklace make this a really great portrait. Don't let it pass you by!
This is a very unusual and beautiful silhouette painted in the negative. By that, I mean that the background paper is watercolor or gouache painted a lovely blue color and the profile of the young lady is left unpainted so that you see the white background paper. The blue painted paper was then slipped into a period (but later) invitation, with a window cut to show the silhouette and diamonds cut into the paper so that the blue shows through. The American silhouette is housed in a period gilt reeded frame that measures 6 1/2 x 8. The frame has a beautiful patina with just the right amount of wear so that the reddish bole peeks through in places.
This face screen is a fabulous theorem on velvet with an imposing still-life of fruit. Apples, peaches, a pear, plums, grapes, berries and either a melon or a winter squash fill the screen in a well-designed composition. The velvet is glued to a paste-board backing with salmon-colored paper on the backside. Delicate gold foil edges the beautifully shaped face-screen. A slender turned wood handle is attached to the face screen with hand-cut nails or brads. The screen is 12 3/4 tall, including the handle x 9 1/2 at the widest point.
18th century pewter sugar with wonderfully rare bird handles. Circa 1790 from Wallonia (the French-speaking part of Belgium). Please see my website to learn more.
Lovely paint decorated turtle-back fireplace bellows with the original surface of beautiful bronze-powder stenciled compote of flowers, bright red edging and yellow pin-stripe, all on a windsor green background. Please see my website for more information
This a stunning 12 3/4 Delft charger in the Kraak style. Kraak refers to the blue underglaze, the center motif and the radiating decorated panels all decorated in the Chinese style. Outstanding circa 1650 large Dutch Delft charger.
This is a great 19th century beaded & knitted miser's purse. Please see my website to learn more about this purse as well as antique & vintage purses of all kinds.
Beautiful little fraktur bookplate, made for Debora Jaekel, November 26, 1842. In includes a quotation from the Gospel of Matthew and is from the Schwenkfelder of Pennsylvania. In a period reeded wood frame measuring 5 1/2 x 7 1/2