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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1800 item #1420482 (stock #a1713)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$3,850.00
A pair of late 18th or early 19th century portraits, one showing a well dressed gentleman seated at a secretary bookcase, the other of his wife, seated and holding a flower. Painted in oils on canvas, the detailing, especially in the man, is stunning. He is wearing a blue coat, an elaborately ruffled shirt, and a silk waistcoat. The edging and every button on the jacket and waistcoat are beautifully rendered in multiple colors. The books in the case also have a great amount of attention to their...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1418228 (stock #a1720)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$390.00
An absolutely charming group of small schoolgirl paintings of animals, soldiers, plants, etc., mounted together and presented in three period gilt frames. The back of each framed group indicates that these were all done around 1840 by Miss E. Green of Pennsylvania.

The condition is generally very good, with some rippling to the paper. The frames have expected wear but display well. Framed sizes are 13 3/4" by 6 3/4", 9 1/2" by 6 1/4", and 7" by 7".

These would be wonderful for a child's room...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1411333 (stock #za507)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,095.00
A fine set of 4 watercolor schoolgirl paintings executed with a very high degree of artistry, probably originally done as bookplates. They have been mounted in pairs in attractive figured maple frames. The first frame has the paintings shown in the 2nd and 3rd photos and the 2nd frame has the paintings shown in the 4th and 5th photos.

The paintings and frames are in excellent condition, with the first frame, shown in the top left of the first photo, measuring 12 5/8" by 10 3/4". The second fr...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1399283 (stock #a425)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A fine example of early American folk art. Generally classed as fraktur type, paintings such as these were done by children, and were often, as this one was, painted on a page from a ledger or notebook. This particular piece is a charming depiction of an eagle, and is housed in a period frame with good surface.

The painting is in very good condition, with good color, and no tears or creases. It does have some very common spots of discoloration which might well have been there since the paint...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1399214 (stock #a423)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A fine example of early American folk art. Generally classed as fraktur type, paintings such as these were done by children, and were often, as this one was, painted on a page from a ledger or notebook. This particular piece is a charming depiction of a horse, and is housed in a period frame with a wonder crusty surface.

The painting is in very good condition, with good color, and no tears or creases. It does have some very common spots of discoloration which might well have been there since ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1389116 (stock #za538)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,800.00
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.
SOLD
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.
SOLD
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.
$4,000.00
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 : 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...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1046060 (stock #a1197)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A wonderful American folk art mourning portrait painting of a young child, done by Horace Bundy. Although unsigned by him, virtually all the characteristics that indicate such an attribution are present. In addition, an old label from an antiques dealer is on the back, along with a pencilled inscription about Bundy on the backing board.

The work, which is oil on canvas, simply displays a beautiful child, with grayish-hazel eyes, in a simple white gown, the whole wreathed in clouds in a painted...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1035551 (stock #a1163)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,250.00
An extremely fine pair of American folk art mourning pictures. The paintings are watercolor and gouache (to highlight skin areas) on heavy stock or card. The oval format work shows a sad woman holding a hat with a dog at her feet. In the background are what appear to be a number of monuments. The round format shows two young girls with a dove in a cage and two others they have just set free. The doves symbolically represent the release of the spirit or soul. The atmosphere that the artist impart...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1026838 (stock #a1196)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$950.00
A charming folk art, watercolor on paper, portrait of a very pretty young woman. She is wearing a mourning band on each arm, and is sitting quietly on a chair, with the sheet music of "The Julia Polka" on her lap. Since the painting is titled, in pencil along the lower margin, "Julia ???", the most likely explanation is that this is Julia, mourning for the loved one who probably wrote the song for her. Rather than sadness, however, the painting conveys a feeling of pensiveness and serenity.

Th...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1025024 (stock #a1184)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A striking oil on canvas portrait of an attractive young woman painted by William Matthew Prior. The woman is sitting in front of a window draped with red fabric, trees seen through it in the background. She is holding a book and sits on a chair which has a red shawl over the back. Use of the highly lit face and hands against a dark background exemplify characteristics of Prior's and Prior-Hamblin works.

The painting is 25 1/2" by 21 1/2" sight size, while what appears to be the original paint...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #935470 (stock #ya100)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$7,800.00
A wonderful American folk art portrait of a Methodist minister painted by Ammi Phillips (1788–1865). The distinguished gentleman is sitting at a table, with his hand holding a pair of spectacles and resting on a Methodist hymnal. The finely rendered depiction of the large dominating figure with dark clothing emphasizes the gravitas of the sitter.

The painting is 32 5/8 inches by 27 1/4 inches sight size, and 37 7/8 inches by 32 3/4 inches framed size. The painting is in overall excellent co...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #929434 (stock #a1116)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$675.00
A fine and charming watercolor on paper portrait of a mother and daughter, the daughter with a book and an apple. Sight size is 5 3/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches, while the framed size is 9 5/8 inches by 8 inches.

The portrait is in excellent condition, although the photos exaggerate some very minor toning. The bird's eye maple frame, which is not new and might be original, is also in excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #872471 (stock #a1108)
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SOLD
A beautifully rendered watercolor and pencil portrait of a woman done by Jane Anthony Davis, more commonly known as J.A. Davis. The sitter, as was usual with Davis' portraits, is dressed in black, with color being reserved for decorative objects, such as books, flowers, or jewelry, as in this case. What is highly unusual is that Davis signed very few of her works, and on this piece, on the cardboard insert behind the painting, is written "Caroline Mathilda Brown Wife of Nicholas Brown". Beneath ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #855896 (stock #a1106)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A wonderful and rare southern folk art small watercolor on paper portrait of a gentleman, identified as Mr. Bunning on the reverse, along with the date of 1824. Examples of southern folk art are quite uncommon and highly sought after. This fine example was found in Florida, and the presence of a palm tree and water in the background, along with a classical style column, indicates that it was done, in fact, somewhere along the southeastern coast of the U.S

The figure of the man is very nicely r...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #800864 (stock #a476)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A wonderful example of southern American folk art. Southern folk art is very desirable and highly collected. This piece is quite unusual for several reasons: it is done on blue paper, and has the name of the artist (Sarah M. Daye), the location it was done (Charlottesville Seminary), and the date (1851). It depicts a young girl outdoors, feeding treats to her two dogs as a method of training them. The title, "Who Speaks First," is done in calligraphy at the bottom.

The sight size is is 12 1/2...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #790150 (stock #a1078)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,675.00
This is a superbly rendered watercolor on paper attributed to Henry Walton. The name of the sitter, John Andrew Jenny, is written in pencil at the top of the painting, in penmanship not unlike Walton's.

Mr. Jenny is a nice-looking young man wearing a black coat, with highlights in gum arabic. The style of the coat and the cravat place this portrait in the 1841-1844 time period. This is consistent with Walton's development as an artist, when he began to paint the faces of his subjects with mod...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #770453 (stock #a1086)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$4,750.00
A superb oil on canvas American folk art painting depicting a man orating about temperance. He is standing beneath trees which are arching to almost form a bower over him. A courting couple is on either side of him, with a church in the background. The symbolism of the couples probably reflects the belief that marital and family relations improve in temperance households. Note also that the orator is holding a bottle in his left hand, probably just after having poured the contents on the ground...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #769522 (stock #a1089)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,995.00
A beautiful and striking pair of American folk art pastel still life paintings. The fruit is laid out on a green table, and wonderfully executed. The black background provides superb contrast and highlights the radiance of the apples, pears, grapes, peaches, etc.

The gilded over gesso frames are period and probably original. Sight size of each is 16 3/4" by 12 7/8", while the framed size is 21 1/4" by 17 3/4". The paintings have been laid down on stiffer paper and are not smeared, touched up, ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #686783 (stock #a1081)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$895.00
A nicely executed, watercolor on paper, small American folk art portrait of a young woman. The subject is wearing a vibrant blue dress, and is holding a book as she sits in a chair beside a table with a vase of flowers. Fine detailing abounds in her jewelry, and the lace accents on her clothing.

The paper has some overall light toning and the painting is in excellent condition, with no creasing, tears, or stains. The cherry frame is period and might be original. Sight size is 9 7/8 inches by 7...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #686519 (stock #a1082)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$995.00
A wonderful and strong American freehand watercolor on paper folk art theorem. Strawberries, apples, cherries, and pears, with their foliage, are depicted in bold colors with a whimsical style. They rest in a large bowl with a light brown tint (not stained).

In contrast to the creasing, heavy foxing and flaws that many examples of this type art have, the overall condition is excellent, with no tears and only a spot or two or discoloration. The sight size is 12 inches by 8 3/8 inches, while the...