08-14-2010 08-15-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
August 14, 2010 3:00PMCalender
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Six Framed Hollow-cut Silhouettes

$474$400
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509 Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 14, 2010 3:00PM

Description:

Six Framed Hollow-cut Silhouettes, America, late 18th/early 19th century, three of gentlemen: one by William Bache (1771-1845), with gouache and ink details, embossed "BACHE'S PATENT" mark under bust; one by Henry Williams (Boston, 1787-1830), enhanced with watercolor, embossed "WILLIAMS" under bust; one by William Doyle (Boston, 1769-1828), with ink details, signed "Doyle" l.l.; three silhouettes of ladies: one with ink details and embossed maker's mark for "T.P. JONES PATENT" under bust; one by Isaac Todd (ac. 1807-1812), with ink embellishment, embossed "TODD'S PATENT" mark under the bust; the last of a young lady with ink details, (toning, stains), sight sizes ranging from 2 1/4 x 2 to 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.
Estimate $700-900

All have toning, Todds, Jones, and Doyle have acid stains around the busts, none of them have been laid down.

Keywords

William Doyle, Isaac Todd, William Bache, Henry Williams, Embossing