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Lot 191: 19th C. Hollow-Cut Silhouettes


Estimate: $700 – $1,000

Four important silhouettes, all signed as sitter or artist, including a double cut gentleman facing right, signed “Edward Curtis.”, with black silk backing, in period wood frame, 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (sight); Lady facing right, in a brass stamped frame, signed on front “cut without hands by M.A. Hunnewell”, exhibited at “Ordinary Folks, Extraordinary Art”, MacCulloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown, NJ, Aug. 2001-Jan. 2002, 3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (sight); Finely cut image of a middle-aged woman with bonnet, facing left, and written in brown ink on front “Mrs. Dorcas Ferguson Worster, born April 27, 1788, Died January 30th 1844.”, hollow-cut with black silk, 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (sight); Larger framed hollow-cut silhouette of a gentleman facing right, “hand painted block letters under bust curve J. Wesley Jarvis, 1780-1840 of Samuel Kirkland (1741-1808) Oneita, N.Y.”, black frame with gilt liner, (note: it says the town of Kirkland, NY was named after him), 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (sight), (ex. Fertig collection).

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19th C. Hollow-Cut Silhouettes