11-01-2008 11-01-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2431 Boston
November 1, 2008 03:00 PMCalender
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Portrait Miniature of a Woman in a Fancy Dress with Puffy Sleeves

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

Description:

Portrait Miniature of a Woman in a Fancy Dress with Puffy Sleeves, northern Europe, c. 1835, watercolor on thin card, c. 1835, half-length round portrait, dia. 2 3/8 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Small crease c.r., minute paint losses.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Based on an analysis of the woman''s dress, this miniature is likely Swiss or northern Europe, not American. Small paint losses from frame rub, a few small paint losses either side of neck area.