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Six English and Continental Portrait Miniatures of Gentlemen

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
739
Sold for:
$861$700

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Six English and Continental Portrait Miniatures of Gentlemen, 18th/19th century, two in ebonized frames with oval apertures: one man with spectacles, one in military uniform; one on porcelain of a man in a waistcoat and striped vest, German marks on reverse; a man in a red coat with painter's palette, inscribed in script on reverse "Duke of Buckingham 1616"; a man in a blue coat with a medal, indistinct inscribed signature on the front, "Louis XVI" written in script on silk backing; and a man in a black waistcoat and red vest signed "A. Graff," ht. 3 to 3 3/4 in. (sight).
Estimate $700-900

portrait of man with spectacles and man in military dress not examined out of frame; portrait of man in blue coat has crack top right; backing mount has also had some water damage, portrait is cockled; portrait of man signed "A. Graff" has small losses to painting at edges, notably bottom edge.


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.

Keywords

19th-century fashion, Formal wear, Vest, Waistcoat, Western wear

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