Antique French Portrait Miniature Painting Gold Inner Frame Foliage Hat 1830s
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Antique French Portrait Miniature Painting Gold Inner Frame Foliage Hat 1830s :
Here I am offering a lovely and unusual French portrait miniature painting, depicting a blue eyed and fair haired young lady, dressed in fine provincial clothing: a white low cut dress with a red belt and big filver buckle and a fancy blue hat (matching her eye color) with blue bows and lined with white lace. Foliage background.Dates from around 1830. Unopened frame. The inner frame is as far as I can tell real gold, original bowed glass. Looks to once may have been an insert in a snuff box or similar. set later into this lovely wooden frame by a company in Lyon France (see sticker on back)Size: The miniature itself is about 2 1/2" in diameter. Framed 6 3/4" x 7".Condition: Very good antique condition. The miniature has no cracks or hairlines and the paint ground is flat. Nice colors. Minimal old and stable surface craqueling in the flesh colors, only visible under magnification, just mentioned for accuracy. See photos. Shipping: Always at cost. Airmail in North America$ 20 or less, worldwide by $32 (the frame is quite heavy).I will be listing more miniatures in the next few weeks and months with many of them with listing prices under my own cost. Have a big tax bill coming and to pay for it must part with miniatures from my collection that I'd rather keep. But my loss is your gain. I am always happy to combine shipping and to do a layaway.