Two Small Framed Portraits, Trinket Box, and Fish Ornament
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
Two Small Framed Portraits, Trinket Box, and Fish Ornament, 19th century, a profile portrait miniature of William Beekman, June 1805, Louis Lemet, engraver (French/American, c. 1779-1832), inscribed "Engr'd by L.Lemet" lower center, the subject identified below, engraving on paper, with pen and ink border, 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in., in an oval pressed gilt-brass frame; together with a small round engraved portrait of "Isaac Hull of the United States Navy," in a brass frame dia. 3 1/2 in., a wallpaper covered trinket box with a hand-colored lithograph portrait of "G'al Andrew Jackson," with eagle and laurel wreath under a glass topped lid, and a small silvered embossed paper fish ornament.
Beekman- toning; Hull- possibly the top of a snuff box, toning- trinket box- glass cracked on rt. edge, tear to litho l.r. corner, box top edges loose; fish-wear to edges.
Note: Louis Lemet (circa 1779-1832), was a French emigre who had served as Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Memin"s (1770-1852) assistant, making portraits in Philadelphia around 1804. He worked in Albany, New York in 1805 to about 1828, then to New York City where he died in 1832. He worked in a style very similar to Saint-Memin's. The Beekman name is well-known in politics and commerce in New York in the 17th-19th centuries.