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Portrait Miniature of a Young Gentleman

Auction:
2431
Lot:
425
Sold for:
$652$550

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Portrait Miniature of a Young Gentleman, probably America, c. 1835, watercolor on ivory bust-length portrait depicting the man with side-swept brown hair, wearing a black jacket and a cravat tied in a bow, 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in., set in an oval pendant gilt-brass frame with chased bezel, the reverse with an empty glazed oval aperture, further housed in an oval brown leather case. Condition: Very good.

Note: Oral history relates that the gentleman is a member of the Brinkerhoff family.
Estimate $600-800

The hinge is broken on the leather case.

Keywords

Leather, Miniature painting, Portrait miniature

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