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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1390681 (stock #a1668)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,495.00
A fine portrait miniature of a handsome gentleman painted on natural wafer by Henry Inman. The sitter is wearing a black jacket and stock, and a white waistcoat, shirt, and collar. Displayed in a cast foliate case with the reverse having a glazed aperture with a cast foliate surround and containing a lock of hair.

The painting is in excellent condition with no issues to note. The case is also in fine fettle, although the reverse could use a bit of cleaning. At some point mounts for a broo...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1390587 (stock #a1675)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,950.00
A rare miniature portrait by Leopold Unger, painted with watercolors on organic wafer. The sitter, a very attractive blue-eyed young woman with brown hair done in sausage curls, has a wistful or slightly sad expression on her face and in her eyes. She is in a black dress with black lace edging at the bodice, and is sitting in a brownish-red chair, holding a red book, and with a multicolored scarf draped over her arm.

The miniature is signed "P. Unger. px. 1839" along the lower left. The bac...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1390515 (stock #za498)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
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A superb portrait miniature, painted by Nathaniel Rogers in watercolor on natural material. A note inside the case identifies the sitter as Charles B. Meek. Research has found that he lived in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY. Mr. Meek, a very handsome young gentleman, is posed sitting on a red chair, wearing a black jacket, with white waistcoat, shirt, and stock. The fine skill of Rogers is evident in the detailed luminosity of the face, the shadowing in the clothing, and the overall visual impact of t...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1390035 (stock #za489)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$950.00
A wonderfully done naïve portrait of an older woman identified on the reverse as Almira Coolidge of Boston. The 3/4 length depiction shows the sitter holding a handkerchief and wearing a lace trimmed white bonnet, white lace fichu, and a red scarf over a black puff-sleeve dress with gold buttons. The background is nicely done in a striated and shaded blue-gray. Presented in a gilt metal frame.

This painting was part of the important and well-known Gregory collection offered at Sotheby's on 1/...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1389736 (stock #a1678)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,750.00
A charming miniature portrait, on natural wafer, of an attractive young woman decked out in the latest hairdo and height of fashion (well, for the time when the portrait was done). An excellent example of naïve portraiture.

The painting is in wonderful condition, with no issues. The period gilt wood frame has some expected and fairly unobtrusive wear but in person looks much better than it appears in the photo. Sight size of the painting is 3" by 2 1/2", with a framed size of 4 5/8" by 4 1/8...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1386658 (stock #a1669)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A finely rendered miniature portrait of a boy, done in watercolor on natural wafer. The sitter is wearing a black jacket, vest, and bowtie, with a white shirt with a gold stud.

The condition of the painting is excellent, with no issues. The cast foliate case is also in fine condition, engraved on the reverse with the initials "T.W." and a cutting of hair in the glazed aperture.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: William Harrison Scarborough (1812-1871) was born in Tennessee to parents whose family origins ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1385359 (stock #a1025)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$695.00
A nicely executed American miniature painting, on natural organic material, of a good-looking young gentleman. Although unsigned, there is no question that this work was done by Newcombe. Laid on card and fit into a period stamped brass frame.

Excellent condition with no issues at all. Sight size is 2" by 1 1/2", and the framed size is 3 3/4" by 3 1/4".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: George W. Newcombe (1799-1845) was born in England and was working in NYC by 1829. He was an Associate at the National...

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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1384336 (stock #a1658)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,900.00
A superbly limned portrait by Daniel Dickinson, done in watercolor on natural material. The sitter is a young man of the Brown family of Philadelphia. This painting was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, "Exhibition of Miniatures", April 22 - May 6, 1893, and was descended through the Brown family..

The condition of the miniature is superb, with no issues of any kind. The gold bezel is original, but the frame is a later Wiebold Studio reproduction, with both of these also bein...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1384139 (stock #a1638)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
An extremely powerful portrait attributed to Jeremiah Paul Jr., though it is possible that Benjamin Trott was the artist. In any case, due to the technique and strong features of the sitter, the painting has an immediate impact on the viewer and was done by a highly skilled artist.

The overall condition of the painting is excellent, as is the case, The size is 2 7/8" by 2 1/4". Please note that the first photo is an accurate depiction of the miniature, and the second photo, which has all man...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1384104 (stock #a1637)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,550.00
A watercolor on organic wafer portrait, done by Matthew Jouett, of a young woman wearing a pale blue Empire style dress with a lace trimmed bodice and a blue hair band trailing from her head. Presented in a case with N. Grayson engraved in the interior.

The condition of the painting and the case is excellent, with no issues. Overall size is 2 7/8" by 2 3/8".

NOTES: 1. Although Jouett produced a large body of full portraits during his lifetime, signed or documented miniatures by Jouett are q...

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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1382239 (stock #a1664)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$885.00
A fine portrait miniature painted by William Lewis. The sitter is an attractive gentleman in a black coat, white vest, stock, and shirt, the latter highlighted with a stick pin containing three rubies. It should be noted that the technique and facial structure of this painting is at a higher level than Lewis' works display (see Note 2 below).

Excellent condition with no issues. Sight size is 2 3/8" by 1 7/8", and the later frame is 2 5/8" by 2 1/4".

BIOPGRAPHICAL NOTES: 1. William Lew...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1378297 (stock #za569)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$450.00
A nicely painted miniature portrait, on natural wafer, of a fashionably attired gentleman. The sitter is wearing a white shirt and stock, a black coat with velvet lapels, and a gray vest with black polka dots. Presented in a period, and possibly original, ebonized frame.

No cracks, chips, restoration or other condition issues. Sight size is 2 1/2" by 1 3/4", and the frame size is 4 3/8" by 3 3/8".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1376748 (stock #a1219)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$495.00
Painted in watercolor on organic material, with the sitter attired in a black coat, vest, and stock, and sporting a stickpin. In a wood frame with fragments on the back possibly indicating the artist and/or the sitter.

Very good condition with no chips, cracks, bowing, or restoration. Sight size is 2 1/4" by 1 13/16", and the framed size is 3 7/8" by 3 3/8".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1373328 (stock #za554)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$650.00
A nicely painted portrait of a fashionably dressed attractive young woman, done in watercolor on natural wafer. The sitter is wearing a lace-edged blue dress, tightly belted at the waist, with a gold and red brooch centered at the bodice, and a lace cap, The painting and the ebonized wood frame (which has a finely craquelured surface) are in fine condition. Sight size is 2 7/8" by 2 1/4", with a frame size of 5 1/4" by 4 1/2".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1373212 (stock #za555)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$550.00
A nicely painted portrait of a fashionably dressed attractive young woman, done in watercolor on natural wafer. The painting and the ebonized wood frame are in fine condition. Sight size is 2 7/8" by 2 3/8", with a frame size of 5 1/4" by 4 1/2".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1373072 (stock #za535)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A strongly limned portrait on natural material, in a gutta percha case. The sitter, with one hand resting on her arm, is a woman with dark hair and hazel eyes, wearing drop earrings, a black dress with a transparent lace bodice and collar. She is posed in a chair with a plant with red flowers to her right.

The condition of the painting and the case is excellent, with the sight size of the painting being 3" by 2 1/2", and the closed case size of 3 3/4" by 3 1/4".