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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1389116 (stock #za538)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,275.00
A charming watercolor on paper painting depicting a young woman holding a note or book in her lap while her pet dog begs for attention. The dress, feathered hat, and hairdo, as well as the construction style of the house show this to be a woman of means, as well as placing this work in the 1800-1803 time period. This is likely a schoolgirl painting, done in freestyle rather than the more common stenciling. Presented in a period giltwood frame.

There are no folds or creases in this example. The...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1384702 (stock #za475)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,995.00
A strongly limned portrait miniature, on natural material, done by Augustus Fuller. The subject is a young lady with dotted white organza collar and fichu, a tall tortoiseshell comb, and ruby and diamond earrings.

Fuller did sign a number of his miniatures, but apparently always on the back. Since this example is presented in its never opened original frame, it is possible that it is a signed piece. Regardless, because of the technique and composition, there is no question that this was done ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1383909 (stock #a1662)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,150.00
A charming example of Abraham Parsell's ability to capture the essential characteristic of a sitter and portray them in a wonderful naïve manner. In the miniature portrait presented here we have a young man with striking blue eyes and a mound of curly hair. He is attired in a dark brown jacket, black vest, and white tie and shirt.

The condition of the painting is excellent, with no cracks, chips, bowing, fading, etc. There are some scattered black spots on the lower part of the jacket, quite ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1383691 (stock #za564)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,250.00
A charming metal artist's trade sign mounted under glass in a fine period wood frame. Obviously done to showcase his skill, it shows a palette with brushes resting in the thumb hole along with flowers, additional flowers and a bird outside of the palette.

The sign and the frame with its original backboard are in excellent condition. Sight size 13 1/2" by 9 1/2", and a framed size of 17" by 12 1/2".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1383523 (stock #za530)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,995.00
A naïve portrait of a young man holding a book, done in watercolor, ink, and pencil. Although unsigned, every characteristic of J.A. Davis' work is present, from the materials used to the composition, to the painting technique. Similar to lot 834 at the Sotheby's 1/25/15 auction and to lots 119 and 120 at the Skinner 11/2/18 sale. .

Excellent condition with no tears, folds, or restoration. There is some light even toning which is very common with her works and does not detract from this gem o...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1372692 (stock #a1654)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,250.00
A wonderful portrait of an attractive young woman, done in watercolor on organic wafer. The blue-eyed, red-haired sitter is in a black gown with a gauzy white top, highlighted by a large pink bow at her bodice. The artist carefully chose the ground color and the bow to complement the subject's coloring. The frame is period and probably original, with an eglomise glass cover to the painting.

The painting is in excellent condition, with no issues. The eglomise glass and the frame have wear but a...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1372430 (stock #za541)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$3,000.00
A wonderful idyllic scene of a girl gathering flowers in a hat. Near her is a lake with cows watering, while in the immediate background is another group of cows and a young girl. The far background has trees and a house. The charming naïve style, and the inclusion so many items of interest combine to make this work an exceptional piece.

Often even simple watercolors of this age have substantial condition issues, ranging from tears, stain, folds, di89scolrations, etc. The example offered here...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1346106 (stock #na127)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A charming watercolor on paper of a woman, identified on the reverse as "Maggie", is in a black dress with white lace collar and cap. She is seen mending a lace collar while seated at a work table with a fringed red cloth covering it. Another piece of material, a book, and a paint decorated burlwood sewing box rest on the table. The painting provides a nice insight into 19th century domestic life.

The painting itself is in excellent condition, with lightly toned paper, good color with no losse...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1341114 (stock #a1347)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,550.00
A striking and nicely painted oil on canvas pair of American portraits. The sitters (by family repute) are Hendrick Henry Lasher (1788 - 1843) and Hannah Sharp (1793 - 1851) of New York.

Painted in a straightforward, stark style, the artist has deftly used dark tones for the clothing the background, focusing the light and the viewer's attention on the faces.

Condition is very good, with no holes or large amounts of restoration. The paintings having been relined and the period frames touched ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1337043 (stock #a1506)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$3,450.00
A wonderful example of a pastel painting on sandpaper. The scene shows a man in 18th century garb, holding a fawn that his daughter is feeding. They stand on a dirt path lined with a wooden fence. Other deer are in the foreground and near the lake that occupies the mid-ground of this work. In the immediate background is a fantasy type building on a hill, with mountains in the background. Above all this is is the sky at dusk, rendered in a beautiful array of colors.

As with other types of 19th...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1332815 (stock #za551)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A striking oil on canvas rendering of Antietam Bridge done 24 years after the infamous Civil War battle. Signed at the lower right "J.A. Ashley 86". The reverse of the painting is titled by the artist "Antitam Bridge and Battleground 1882." Depicting an idyllic scene, so much in contrast with the horrific battle 20 years earlier, the painting shows grazing cows in the foreground, the stone bridge with covered wagons traversing it, and houses in the background.

The condition of the painting is ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1330034 (stock #za523)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
An extremely nice landscape painting depicting a structure by a river, with a multicolored sky. Interestingly enough, the painting is done in oil on canvas with some pastel highlights. The frame is period, and most likely original.

The painting is in good condition, with no tears or repairs. The frame, which is period and probably original, with wooden backing is also in good condition. Sight size is 23 1/2" by 15 1/2", and the framed size is 33 1/4" by 25 1/2".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : Pre 1910 item #1315068 (stock #za544)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,650.00
A charming and beautifully painted landscape done by George W. Drew (signed lower right) in the early 20th century. The scene depicts a country path following beside a river and wending around a wooden house. Adding to this idyllic scene are ducklings on the path and a woman in front of one of the cherry trees surrounding the house, The wonderful luminosity that Drew is well-known for is apparent in this work.

The painting is 36" by 24", and the fine period frame is 43" by 31". Both the paint...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1286838 (stock #a1241)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$775.00
A charming small watercolor on paper painting of a young boy wearing a naval uniform and holding a flute, which is used to pipe the hours. Period bird's eye maple frame with period backboard.,

The painting has even light toning and is in excellent condition, with no folds, tears, or restoration. Sight size is 8 1/8" by 6 1/2", and the framed size is 11 3/8" by 9 3/8".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1267500 (stock #a1217)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,125.00
A spectacular calligraphic work by E. Bambeck, signed and dated as part of the painting. Using pastels, watercolors, and pen and ink, he has limned a pair of very lifelike parakeets on white branches against a stark black background. The details and artistry that has gone into this work is truly of the highest order.

The condition is excellent, with no smudges, tears, toning or other problems. The bright white blobs in the center of some of the photos are reflections of lamps. Sight size is 23...

All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1900 item #1267347 (stock #a1165)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$895.00
An unusual and attractive pair of tall mirrors, each reverse painted with a basket of flowers suspended from a green and gold tassel, further decorated with swags of bellflowers suspended from green and gold ribbons. Encased in original carved mahogany frames with original wood backboards .

Excellent condition with no issues. The sight size of each is 23 1/2" by 11 3/8" and the overall size of each is 34" by 22".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1049541 (stock #a1199)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,250.00
A beautifully executed American watercolor on paper portrait painting of a woman. The sitter has auburn curls and is dressed in an Empire style dress with wide lace collar, a paisley bordered shawl, white turban, and matching pearl and gem brooch and earrings. All the details are very finely limned.

The painting is in excellent condition, with no creases, tears, fading, or restoration. Sight size is 8" by 6 1/4", and the gilt molded frame size is 10" by 8 1/4".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1047315 (stock #a1195)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
This is an absolutely charming American folk art painting depicting an idyllic country scene. The work, done in oil on academy board, shows a woman with a sleeping child in the foreground, while in the central distance can be seen a group of building, above which are a richly colored sky and clouds. On the right is a small waterfall with a shepherd surrounded by sheep. The trees and foliage throughout the painting are limned in a whimsical folky style.

The sight size of the painting is 24" by...