Portraits & Sideboard Vignette, with Details of Each Piece
Pair of Portraits
Attributed to Aaron Dean Fletcher
Circa 1840 - SOLD
A handsome matched pair of portraits of a man and woman, unsigned. The man is dressed in a black coat with rolled cuffs, vest, white shirt with a high collar and black stock, he is seated with his arm draped on the back of a fancy painted chair. The woman wears a white turban, a black dress with puffed sleeve, lace collar closed with a brooch, gold pearl and coral pendant earrings, a gold ring on her right middle finger, she is holding a red leather hymn book, and is seated on an ebonized and gilded chair. The background of each painting is in an olive brown. Each is framed in a simple gilded cove wood frame. There is some in-painting on the woman's cheek and along one side at stretcher, there are a few small spots on the background of the man's portrait, both portraits are unlined.
Aaron Dean Fletcher (1817 - 1902) was a self-taught artist. He apparently began painting portraits and landscapes in the Springfield, VT area c. 1835 - 1839. He moved to Keeseville, NY c. 1840 and c. 1856 to Indiana. He returned to NY where he remained until his death in 1902. (Approximately 34-inches x 31-inches framed, view area approximately 26-inches x 23-inches.)
Pair Of Chippendale Mahogany Side Chairs
Massachusetts, probably Boston
Circa 1775 - SOLD
This carved mahogany side chair with a serpentine crest ending in molded scrolled terminals above the openwork pierced scroll owl splat; above the over-upholstered trapezoidal seat frame; on frontal square beaded legs joined to the chamfered rear legs by square H-stretcher. The chairs have good rich color and are in fine condition. (Height: 37.5 inches; Seat Height: 17.5 inches; Width: 21.5 inches; Depth: 18 inches.)
A DIMINUTIVE FEDERAL SIDEBOARD
ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS HOWARD, JR.
PAWTUXET & PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island
CIRCA 1810 - SOLD