08-11-2013 08-11-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2669M Marlborough
August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Four Framed Silhouette Portraits

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2669M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 11, 2013 10:00AM


Four Framed Silhouette Portraits, America, early 19th century, a pair of hollow-cut portraits of a man and woman by Isaac Todd (American, ac. 1807-1812), with embossed "Todd's Patent" mark under the busts, (toning), 4 1/2 x 3 3/8, in matching molded bird's-eye maple frames; and two hollow-cut silhouettes of a woman and man with penciled details, (toning, foxing), 3 7/8 x 3 3/8 in., in period molded giltwood frames.

Provenance: According to typed labels attached to the back of one portrait, the Todd's Patent portraits were once in the collection of Miss Lillian Russell, and were purchased at the Russell sale c. 1922, possibly by an individual named T.J. Kurtz in 1934, who sold them to a "Mr. Reidenbach."
Estimate $400-600

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Isaac Todd, Russell