All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1356022 (stock #a1582)
A nicely painted portrait miniature on natural organic wafer. The sitter is a gentleman dressed in a black jacket and stock, with a white shirt and vest, set against a background which shades from light blue to a darker blue hue. Housed in its original cast foliate case with a glazed rear aperture containing a circlet of hair.

The condition of the painting is excellent with no cracks, chips, paint loss, bowing, or restoration...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1355924 (stock #a1568)
A nicely painted miniature portrait on organic wafer. The sitter is a young gentleman with blue eyes, attired in a white shirt, black tie, jacket and vest. The background is a pleasing shaded blue. Set in a gilt metal case with an unglazed aperture on the reverse.

The cased size of the painting is 2 1/2" by 2". The painting is in excellent condition, with no cracks, bowing, or restoration...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1354376 (stock #RMT-389)
Oval portrait miniature of a young woman; watercolor, signed indistinctly. She is wearing a lace and floral trimmed bonnet, braids coiled over her ears, pearls and a ruched off the shoulder rose dress, all typical of the 1840’s.

Frame: 5.5” x 4.75”

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1353406 (stock #a1516)
Two beautifully painted watercolor miniatures, on natural organic material, of a woman and a well-attired and handsome older man. Although with the backgrounds are not the same, these were clearly done by an artist who managed to execute these with almost photographic reality.

The condition of the paintings is excellent, with no cracks, bowing, or restoration...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1352749 (stock #a1559)
A fine watercolor on organic wafer of a good looking young man. The sitter, with blue eyes and brown hair, is wearing a black coat and tie with a white shirt.

This painting is in its original A.P. Critchlow thermoplastic velvet lined case, an item which, in and of itself, is often sought after by collectors.

Condition of the painting is excellent, with no issues whatsoever. The case condition is also excellent...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1351649 (stock #a1557)
A portrait miniature of a good looking young gentleman, well painted in watercolors on organic wafer. This fine piece is enclosed in a bronze surround.

The sight size is 2 3/4" by 2 1/2", and the overall size is 3 1/4" by 2 3/4". The condition of the miniature and the surround is excellent, with no problems or restoration at all.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1351383 (stock #a1561)
A pair of beautifully painted miniature portraits, done in watercolor on organic material, of two inward facing half-length seated images identified on verso in a later hand as Dr. Thomas Anderson of Selkirk (1787-1855) and his wife Margaret McLoren (1787-1835). Every detail, from the faces to the clothing, chairs, and accessories, are rendered with exquisite detail. Presented in the original leather folding case, with velvet surrounds in the interior...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1349312 (stock #a1543)
A finely executed watercolor on organic wafer bust-length depiction of an attractive sitter wearing a white gown, pearl earrings, and pearl brooch. Accompanied by an old typed and written note identifying the sitter and providing other information: "This beautiful miniature of my Grandmother, / Eliza Bowen Cadwalder, was given to me by my mother, who / treasured it. My Grandfather was George Cadwalder, / California pioneer who was an original Forty-niner and / mined gold in California...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1348559 (stock #za556)
A watercolor portrait miniature on organic wafer, depicting a pretty young girl with reddish-brown hair and brown eyes. She is wearing an off-the-shoulder gown with a lace-edged blue ribbon at the bodice, with other ribbons at the waist and arms.

The miniature is in excellent condition, with no cracks or flaking. A tiny and invisible area of touch up in the background and at a small area of the dress...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1348185 (stock #a1547)
Done in a wonderful and charming naive, or folky, style, this is a watercolor on natural material, depicting a well-to-do woman in front of a draped column, the background showing a sunny scene with trees. The subject, with gray eyes and curled brown hair, is wearing a dark brown tasseled dress, a flowered half-hat half, and gold earrings and necklace. In a gilded wood period frame.

The condition of the painting is excellent, with no chips, cracks, bowing, restoration, or other flaws...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1348100 (stock #a1545)
A watercolor on natural substrate of a fine looking gentleman attired in a black jacket with black stock and a white vest and shirt. Housed in a cast foliate case with a ringlet of hair in the glazed compartment verso.

Condition of the painting and the case is excellent, with no flaws to speak of. Sight size is 2 1/4" by 1 3/4", and the case size is 2 1/2" by 2 1/8".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1347626 (stock #a1544)
A very fine bust-length depiction done in watercolor on organic wafer. The sitter, a nice looking young gentleman, is attired in a blue waistcoat, a tan and red pin-striped vest, and a white cravat. The painting is signed "Peat" at the left edge, and an old inscribed label attached verso identifies sitter as "Lord Halifax II"...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1347585 (stock #a1548)
A strong watercolor portrait, on natural material, of Mrs. James Pattenden (nee Weston) in a white dress with lace collar, gold necklace, hoop earrings, a brooch at the bodice, and a pearl comb in her upswept hair. Signed and dated 1817 on the reverse, and housed in a gold locket.

The condition of this work is excellent, with no issues at all. The newer locket is also without flaws. The case size is 3 1/8" by 2 1/2".

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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1347483 (stock #a1549)
A fine watercolor on natural wafer, done by Simon Jacques Rochard. The sitter, a rather sexy looking young woman with blue eyes is wearing a decollete black dress with a bow at the bodice, a white underslip, gold necklaces, and a black lace veil in her reddish-brown ringletted hair. This work is an excellent example typifying the "Romantic" genre popular at the time it was painted.

The condition is excellent, with no flaws to speak of, as is the condition of the later gold case. The sight size...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1345461 (stock #a1540)
A beautifully painted portrait miniature by William Naish, done in watercolor on natural wafer. The sitter is a nice-looking gentleman with brown eyes and powdered hair with a pigtail. He is attired in a blue jacket, a white ruffled shirt, an elaborately tied white scarf, all highlighted with a slash of brilliant red. The case is copper, of very high quality, of the type with side pins holding together the front and back. The reverse of the case has a glazed aperture containing a plait of hair.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1345184 (stock #na126)
A large and beautifully painted portrait miniature by Aimee Thibault. Done in watercolor on organic wafer, the work shows a distinguished older gentleman of serious mien, set against a dark background, in a black tie and jacket with a white shirt and collar. The size of the miniature is due to Thibault having worked in France for a large part of her life, where such portraits were often done on a much grander scale than miniatures in the U.S. The portrait is signed Aimee Thibault along the righ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1344783 (stock #a1538)
An uncommon example of an early Abraham Parsell portrait miniature, done in watercolor on organic wafer. The sitter is a strong featured gentleman arrayed in the height of fashion for the period: a black jacket, white collar, cravat, ruffled shirt, and vest. The painting is in a cast foliate case which has on the reverse a glazed aperture with a cast foliate rim and containing a lock of hair.

The condition of the case is excellent, as is that of the painting, which has no chips, cracks, bowing...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1344253 (stock #a1533)
A very fine miniature of a young lady, done in watercolor on organic wafer. Signed lower right "Becker Px". The gilded wood frame is original to the painting. The sitter is a wearing a gown with elaborate bows along the neckline and sleeves, and a pink sash. The glassless gilded wood frame is original to the painting.

There is a good amount of information on the back, some of which is missing or hard to make out. However, what can be determined is that this is a portrait of Julie von Haller,...