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Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (French/Australian, 1804-1860) Pair of Family Portrait Miniatures.

Auction:
2640B
Lot:
261
Sold for:
$12,000$10,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2640B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (French/Australian, 1804-1860)

Pair of Family Portrait Miniatures. Signed and dated "C.H.T. Costantini 1856" l.r. Watercolor on paper, mother/daughter and father/son portraits, 6 3/4 x 5 3/4 in., in matching molded rosewood frames with gilt liners. Condition: Minor toning and foxing.
Estimate $400-600

The paintings just have some minor toning and a few light foxmarks. There are no inscriptions on the back of them, nor are ther any indication of who the subjects are. They came from an estate, and the family said that the subjects are not related to them, and that their parents traveled alot.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Charles Henry Theodore Costantini, Book collecting, Foxing, Papermaking

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