Portrait of gentleman on ivory American late 18th to early 19th century. This American portrait on ivory miniature is framed in solid gold. Most probably 15k. The portrait has very little paint loss and a small amount of edge flaking at the top right . Set into its original case which is in excellent condition. The painting is is of the highest quality equal to any in the "Love and Loss" American Portrait and Mourning Miniatures" by Robin Jaffee Frank. The back of the frame is almost identical to the one shown in the picture back dust jacket of the book. The man is quite handsome with a warm smile,curly hair and lovely eyes.This portrait measures 3 and one half inches by 3 inches and was painted with a cobalt blue back ground. We could not find an artist signature.
I got a chair from my grandmother with carved dragons on it. After searching everywhere, I found the same chair on your website. I thought it looked Asian, but had no idea how valuable it is! I almost sold it to a friend for a hundred bucks. I am so glad I used your site to learn how much it's worth! Your price guide is such a great tool! Thanks Again!!
- D. Weston (customer testimonial)