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American School, 19th Century Portrait of Two Children and Their Spaniel.

Auction:
2509
Lot:
501
Sold for:
$16,590$14,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Portrait of Two Children and Their Spaniel. Unsigned. Pastel on paper, c. 1840, depicting a girl wearing a white dress and a coral bead bracelet, a purse hangs on her side depicting a girl and a sheep, possibly the characters of the nursery rhyme, the boy depicted wearing a blue dress with a white lace collar and bodice, and coral bead bracelet, and holds a spaniel on his lap, 22 1/4 x 20 1/4 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Minor smudge to ear of chair.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

The right and left edges have a thin strip of paper, approx. 5/8 in. applied to them, and look to be contemporary with the work. They are barely noticeable unless under very close inspection, minor smudge to ear of chair.

Keywords

American School, chair, Bracelets, Field Spaniel, Rhyme

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