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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1443893 (stock #a1762)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
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A nice example of a miniature portrait, painted by Nathaniel Hancock on organic material. The sitter is a woman in a blue gown with a lace edged bodice. The gold case has chamfered glass on the front, and the reverse identifies the sitter as "Ridgely 1791."

The condition of this little gem is very fine, with no flaws to speak of. There was some minimal clean-up of a few painting drips in the background. Overall size is 1 3/4" by 1 1/2".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Information about Hancock is rel...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1443255 (stock #a1759)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A finely painted portrait of a beautiful young woman, done in watercolor on natural wafer. The sitter, identified on the reverse as "Wife of Dr. Kent" is attired in a simple white gown, with no jewelry or other embellishments shown, and is presented against a multicolored background.

The painting is in excellent condition, with no flaws to speak of. The later case shows some wear, and has a cardboard or leather backing. Overall size is 2 5/8" by 2 1/8".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1442415 (stock #a1764)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$775.00
A well painted portrait miniature, on organic wafer, of a blue eyed gentleman wearing a deep blue coat, white ascot, shirt, and vest. Presented in a brass frame.

The condition is excellent, with no issues to speak of. The reddish area on the edge from 9:00 to 12:00 is due to light reflection. The painting appears much better in person than the photo shows. Framed size is 2 1/2" by 2".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1442067 (stock #a1761)
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SOLD
A fine miniature portrait by Augustus Fuller, done on natural material. The sitter is an attractive hazel-eyed woman sporting sausage curls and wearing a white lace bonnet, a white lace fichu with a centered brooch, and a black dress. Fuller took pains in this painting to the extent of showing details of the dress design with faint white highlights, shown in the second photo.

The condition of the painting is excellent, and viewed in person the miniature is far better than the photo shows. The...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1441664 (stock #a1132)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,250.00
Signed "Inman 1842" along the right edge, this fine miniature portrait is purportedly of Theodore Roosevelt's grandmother. Painted with watercolors on organic material, it shows the sitter simply attired in a black dress with a lace collar, with the only other adornment being a brooch on that collar.

A later note on the back of the bronze frame states that the sitter is Mrs. Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt (nee Margaret Barnhill). Margaret was the mother of Theodore Roosevelt Sr., the grandmo...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1440823 (stock #a1740)
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SOLD
This fine miniature portrait was painted in watercolor on organic material by Henry Shumway. Depicting the attractive blue-eyed sitter in a white gown and adorned only with an earring, he chose to present her with a simple classical elegance.

The condition of the miniature is excellent, with no issues, as is the gilt metal case with a glazed aperture on the reverse. The case size is 3 1/8" by 2 5/8".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Henry Colton Shumway (1807, CT - 1884, NY) studied, probably with T...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1440425 (stock #a1760)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A wonderful example of a portrait miniature painted by Mrs. Moses B. Russell (nee Clarissa Peters). This work, done in watercolors on natural wafer, is of a blue-eyed woman wearing a black dress with a brooch centered at the lace-edged bodice. Her strong visage, looking directly into eyes of the viewer, is offset by a beautiful and soft multi-colored background. Housed in a cast foliate case with the reverse engraved "SAWC" and having a lock of hair in the glazed aperture.

The condition of the...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1440168 (stock #a1751)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,650.00
A miniature portrait, done in watercolor on organic wafer, and signed on the reverse: "Painted by/ T. Barratt/ 136 Chestnut/ Phila/ 1838". The sitter is a young gentleman with sideburns, wearing a black jacket and cravat. Presented in a gilt metal foliate case with an empty glazed rear aperture.

The painting has no chips, cracks, bowing, mold, paint loss, etc., with the case also being in fine condition. The overall size is 2 3/4" by 2 3/8".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Thomas E. Barratt (c1814 -...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1439997 (stock #a1747)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$995.00
An incredibly charming portrait miniature brooch of a young child, painted on natural material. The subject is beautiful, wearing a coral necklace and a pale lavender gown, and with brown eyes that were so finely and realistically painted with such depth that it is almost hard to believe when seeing this gem in person.

The condition is excellent, with no issues, and the overall size is 1 3/8" by 1".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1439123 (stock #a1750)
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An interesting pair of miniature portraits, painted on organic wafer. Framed in a slightly different manner, there is no question these were done by the same artist at the same time.

Fairchild is an obscure artist, with very few, if any, signed works. This attribution is based on the similarity in technique to an example in a book by Bolton, and information that the pair came from a couple living in CT who are purportedly descendants of the artist.

No condition issues to speak of, with...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1438702 (stock #a1748)
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SOLD
A charming portrait miniature painted with watercolors on natural material. The subject, a young child with blue eyes and reddish-blond hair, is depicted wearing a deep purple dress, holding a ball, and with a basket over the left arm. An extremely sweet piece.

The condition of the painting is excellent, with no issues to speak of. So too is the condition of the period black papier-mache frame which is backed with a piece of embroidery. The sight size of the miniature is 3 1/8" by 2 1/2", and ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1427778 (stock #a1724)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$525.00
A nicely painted waist length portrait, done on organic material, of an attractive woman with dark brown eyes and hair. The sitter, posed in front of a reddish-brown drape, is wearing a black gown with a lace collar cinched with a brooch matching her earrings. A gold chain with two pendants completes her outfit. Presented in a later gilt frame.

The painting is in excellent condition with no issues. The sight size is 2 1/2" by 2" and the framed size is 5 1/2" by 4 1/2".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1418021 (stock #a1715)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,800.00
A finely painted miniature portrait, done in watercolor on organic substrate, by Pierre Henri. Done against a blue background, the sitter, a nice looking young gent with blue eyes and hair en queue, is wearing a brown coat with yellow lining.

The painting is in excellent condition, with no bowing, cracks, paint loss, or restoration. Set in a frame with a glazed blue material reverse. The sight size is 1 3/4" by 1 1/4".

Pierre Henri (c 1760 - 1822) was born in Paris and often went by the...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1417300 (stock #a1716)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A fine John Wesley Jarvis portrait miniature of a woman wearing a white mob cap and a modest white dress with lace collar and bow, the sitter presented against a stippled blue background. Housed in a period replacement red leather travel case with a somewhat illegible and later label on the back stating "Miniature of...Caldwell (Rachel Bishop?)...of...Pauses Webb."

The painting, with no bowing, cracks, or fading, is in very good condition. The sight size is 2 3/4" by 2 3/8".

BIOGRAPHI...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1414478 (stock #a1714)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
An extremely fine John Wood Dodge miniature portrait, done in watercolor on natural wafer. The sitter is a very handsome hazel-eyed young gentleman dressed in a white shirt and collar, with a black coat and osbaldeston cravat. The backing paper of the miniature is signed by Dodge as follows: "Painted by John W. Dodge Miniature Painter 42 Franklin St. New York Sept. 30th, 1836 Geo. C. Miller".

The miniature, as would be expected of Dodge's work, is superbly executed, and has no cracks, bo...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1413010 (stock #a1709)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,675.00
A fine portrait painted by Thomas E. Barratt using watercolor on organic substrate. (In person this work displays much better than the photographs show.)

Aside from the quality and relative rarity of the painting, what makes this offering truly special is the casework. The case is gold and gold on silver and hinges so that the miniature is enclosed on both sides by the metal. The front and back are done with different guilloche (engine turned)designs. Both sides of the case are the same color...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1412989 (stock #a1711)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$850.00
A miniature pairing done in watercolors on natural material. Signed "C. Greiner along the left center. The sitter is a gentleman dressed in the clothing and hair style popular in the 1841 to 1844 period. The painting is in a cast foliate case, the reverse being engine turned with a glazed aperture containing a braid of hair. and engraved with the initials JLD.

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

NOTE: Not much seems to be ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1412313 (stock #a1693)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,550.00
A miniature portrait painting by Abraham Parsell, done in his recognizable style with a multicolored background and the sitter having somewhat frizzy hair, posed with his arm on a chair. Housed in its original cast foliate frame with a glazed rear aperture. The original leather travel case comes with this piece, although it has separated at the hinge and held in place with a safety pin.

The painting is 2 3/4" by 2 1/4". Condition is excellent with no cracks, bowing, paint loss or restoration...