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Auction Description for Skinner: American Furniture & Decorative Arts
Auction Description:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts

American Furniture & Decorative Arts

by Skinner


304 lots with images

August 14, 2010

The Heritage on the Garden

63 Park Plaza

Boston, MA, 02116 USA

Phone: +1 617 350 5400

Fax: +1 617 350 5429

Email: info@skinnerinc.com

Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman in Profile, Rufus Porter (American, 1792-1884), unsigned, watercolor on paper, c. 1830, 4 x 3 1/...

Lot 1: Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman in Profile, Rufus Porter (American, 1792-1884), unsigned, watercolor on paper, c. 1830, 4 x 3 1/...

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Description: Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman in Profile, Rufus Porter (American, 1792-1884), unsigned, watercolor on paper, c. 1830, 4 x 3 1/2 in., in an eglomise mat and period frame. Condition: The portrait painted on a fragment of paper which is laid down onto another paper, toning, tear u.l.

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Six Framed Hollow-cut Silhouettes, America, late 18th/early 19th century, three of gentlemen: one by William Bache (1771-1845), with...

Lot 2: Six Framed Hollow-cut Silhouettes, America, late 18th/early 19th century, three of gentlemen: one by William Bache (1771-1845), with...

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Description: Six Framed Hollow-cut Silhouettes, America, late 18th/early 19th century, three of gentlemen: one by William Bache (1771-1845), with gouache and ink details, embossed "BACHE'S PATENT" mark under bust; one by Henry Williams (Boston, 1787-1830), enhanced with watercolor, embossed "WILLIAMS" under bust; one by William Doyle (Boston, 1769-1828), with ink details, signed "Doyle" l.l.; three silhouettes of ladies: one with ink details and embossed maker's mark for "T.P. JONES PATENT" under bust; one by Isaac Todd (ac. 1807-1812), with ink embellishment, embossed "TODD'S PATENT" mark under the bust; the last of a young lady with ink details, (toning, stains), sight sizes ranging from 2 1/4 x 2 to 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.

Condition Report: All have toning, Todds, Jones, and Doyle have acid stains around the busts, none of them have been laid down.

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American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Little Girl Wearing a Blue Dress in a Landscape. Unsigned. Watercolor on thin card, 6 7/...

Lot 3: American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Little Girl Wearing a Blue Dress in a Landscape. Unsigned. Watercolor on thin card, 6 7/...

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Description: American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Little Girl Wearing a Blue Dress in a Landscape. Unsigned. Watercolor on thin card, 6 7/8 x 5 3/8 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, foxing.

Condition Report: Toning, a few dark foxmarks, u.c., u.r. and c.l., small paint loss flaked off sleeve.

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Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman in Profile, American School, 19th Century, unsigned, watercolor on paper, 4 1/8 x 3 5/8 in., in a ...

Lot 4: Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman in Profile, American School, 19th Century, unsigned, watercolor on paper, 4 1/8 x 3 5/8 in., in a ...

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Description: Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman in Profile, American School, 19th Century, unsigned, watercolor on paper, 4 1/8 x 3 5/8 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Creases with associated paint loss, toning.

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Lot of Two Works on Paper: W. Plummer (American, ac. Early 19th Century), Portrait of Young Joseph Fairchild Underwood Wearing a Bl...

Lot 5: Lot of Two Works on Paper: W. Plummer (American, ac. Early 19th Century), Portrait of Young Joseph Fairchild Underwood Wearing a Bl...

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Description: Lot of Two Works on Paper: W. Plummer (American, ac. Early 19th Century), Portrait of Young Joseph Fairchild Underwood Wearing a Black Coat, signed and dated "W. Plummer 1831" l.r., subject identified on the reverse, watercolor on paper, 10 x 8 1/8 in., a period walnut veneer frame with gilt liner; together with cut and pasted full-length silhouette portraits of a boy and girl, signed "Jeniors" l.r., sight size 8 5/8 x 6 3/8 in. Condition: Toning, water stains.

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