Pair of Federal Period Portraits
Fashionable New England Couple
The woman with tortoise shell comb in her curled hair wears an early empire style dress with shirred sleeves and bodice and a beautifully rendered starched snow-white lace collar. The man wears a coat with a large rolled collar, white cravat, starched wing collar, and a cock's comb hairdo. Both paintings have been cleaned and relined and are housed in appropriate early frames. (Approximately 33-inches x 28-inches x 3-inches framed, view area approximately 27.5-inches x 22.5-inches.)
Nicolino Calyo- State Street, Boston and the Old State House
A Rare Early View
Original oil on birds-eye maple panel, titled lower center
A view of State Street by Calyo (1799-1884) is illustrated within the Magazine Antiques, May 1977. This fine example of Calyo's work prominently features the Old State House and the Boston Insurance Office building. The picture is attributed to Calyo is most unusual for its chamfered birds-eye maple veneered and inlaid banding framing the view area. (5.5 by 8.5 inches view.)
Portrait, Young Woman, Oil on Panel
Identified as Elsie Ray
Attributed to Belknap
Panel has characteristic gray wash on the back. The portrait is untouched and remains in its original frame. Dimensions: 26 by 32.25" frame, 20 by 26" sight-size.
A Fine Pencil Drawing
"The Property of Frederick W. and Catharina Kunze,
South Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1883"
Signed, F. Brader, #252,
Ferdinand A. Brader - SOLD
An important Lebanon, Pennsylvania drawing...graphite on paper, meticulously rendered farm scene depicting a panoramic view of large farmstead with buildings, barns, fields; orchards and livestock including sheep, horses, cows, chickens, turkeys, etc. Men and woman tend the gardens. Inscribed across the bottom "The Property of Frederick W. and Catharina Kunze, South Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1883". The work is signed, F. Brader, #252. (Frame: 38 x 48.5 inches; view: 27 x 37.5 inches.
264-24 - SOLD