08-14-2010 08-15-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
August 14, 2010 03:00 PMCalender

Six Framed Hollow-cut Silhouettes

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


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.


William Doyle, Isaac Todd, William Bache, Henry Williams