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Lot 183: 19th C. Silhouettes


Estimate: $700 – $1,000

Five silhouettes of children, one stamped “JW” (Joseph Wood, 1775-1830, Savannah, GA, worked in Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Baltimore), dated “1814”, 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ (sight); Small hollow-cut child, signed in pencil on back “John L. Locke, either the father or Mr. Locke himself that wrote the first history of Camden (Maine)”, 2 3/4″ x 2″ (sight); Hollow-cut image of a young boy facing left, in a stamped brass frame, signed in pencil on back “Wm A. Moorehead as a little boy, Portland, Maine”, c. 1820, 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ (sight); Another fine hollow-cut silhouette of a child facing right, in an exceptional Hepplewhite period, mahogany veneered frame, with ebony and satinwood inlaid border, (note: Howard purchased this from Jean Sage, Princeton, NJ show in 1987 for $150), oval opening measures 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″; Cut and paste image of a child facing right, in a period black painted frame, 5″ x 3 1/2″ (sight); (ex. Fertig collection).

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19th C. Silhouettes