06-08-2008 06-08-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2412 Boston
June 8, 2008 11:00 AMCalender

Four Framed Items

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2412 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 08, 2008 11:00AM


Four Framed Items, America, 19th century, a hollow-cut bust-length silhouette of a woman with printed dress, reverse-painted mat in original molded wood frame, identified on the reverse as Amanda Ellis; a Nathaniel Currier lithograph print, dated 1845, titled Washington's Reception By The Ladies, On Passing The Bridge at Trenton, N.J. April 1789, On His Way to be Inaugurated First President of the United States, in a period mahogany veneer frame; a small gilt framed lithograph print of "Gen. Harrison"; and a small framed "Martha Washington Hair Restorer" reverse-painted glass trade sign with applied lithograph on paper image of a woman, (imperfections), frame sizes 6 x 5-16 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

silhouette- angled crack on reverse painted glass mat at u.l. corner also some paint losses on the mat, the paper is toned and adheared to the glass in some areas; Currier of GW- tears u.l. corner, u.l. about 1/2 in. into image, l.r. edge slightly into image, toning, lower margin creases, not ex. out of frame; Gen Harrison- toning, not ex. out of frame; MW hair restorer- paint losses around paper figure.


Nathaniel Currier, Inaugurated First President, United States, Passing The Bridge, Amanda Ellis, On Passing The Bridge, President of the United States, Harrison