07-14-2012 07-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2605B Boston
July 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

Two Portrait Miniatures of Ladies

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2605B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 14, 2012 10:00AM


Two Portrait Miniatures of Ladies, Continental, both oval format on ivory: one depicting a brunette in a white dress and fur stole, signed "Bennet," in a brass-inlaid and tortoiseshell and ivory veneered frame, Comtesse Seheny identified as the sitter in pen on the reverse, portrait ht. 3 1/4; the other with a woman in 17th dress holding a Bible with a church in the background, signed "F. Stieler," in veneered ivory frame, portrait ht. 3 1/8 in.
Estimate $300-500

Both portraits in good condition. Not examined out of frames. Cracks to tortoiseshell and ivory frames, popping to brass inlay.