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Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
August 14, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Pair of Hollow-cut Silhouette Portraits of a Man and a Woman

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2922MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: August 14, 2016 10:00AM


Pair of Hollow-cut Silhouette Portraits of a Man and a Woman, attributed to Moses Williams (1777-c. 1825),early 19th century, the portraits with ink wash hair and clothing details, backed in silk, blind stamp signature "WILLIAMS" below the portraits, in sponge-painted frames with ring hangers, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 5 1/2 in.

Note: Moses Williams was an African American silhouettist who cut portraits in the profile gallery of Charles Willson Peale's Philadelphia museum.
Estimate $800-1,200

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