Antique Watercolor on Paper Miniature of Period Woman in Wood Lacquer Frame
Date: Uncertain but most likely sometime in late 1700s to mid 1800s (Late 18th century to mid 19th century).
Origin: Recently acquired at an estate sale in Southeast Pennsylvania.
Size: The piece measure ~5 1/8" by ~4 1/4" with the oval art work measuring ~2 7/8" by 2 1/4". The piece weighs about 3.5 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice watercolor painted miniature nicely done in good condition. It would make a worthy addition to your collection.
Condition: The piece is in good condition given its age. The glass cover has one minor chip near the edge but no cracks while the wood frame has a few scratches with minor losses to the surface finish as well a general crazing to the lacquering. The woman is in a 18th century dress, but the frame is a 19th century frame. The image appears to have been cut from a lager drawing and farmed separately. The Image has no losses to its colors and looks fine. The piece has a backing of thick brown paper which appears to be of current vintage, but well done. Be that as it may, this is a nice old piece which would look good in your collection. Because of the issues discussed above, we are selling the piece AS IS at a fraction of its value. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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