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Lot 707 (The Anniversary Sale - Two-Day Sale - DAY TWO, 20th June 2018)

An elaborately moulded and cut leather openwork frame laid on blue plush

An elaborately moulded and cut leather openwork frame laid on blue plush, within a glazed and painted outer case with gilt border, containing five oval portrait miniatures:

Philip Jean (1755-1802)
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BUST LENGTH, IN A WHITE AND GOLD DRESS;
Circle of Reginald Easton, c.1845
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL, FULL LENGTH SEATED, IN A BLUE-TRIMMED WHITE DRESS, HOLDING A DOG BY A TREE;
Circle of Kenneth Macleay, c.1825
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL, FULL LENGTH SEATED, IN A WHITE DRESS WITH PINK BOWS IN A FLOWERY GLADE;
William Egley (1798-1870)
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY, FULL LENGTH SEATED, IN A WHITE DRESS WITH A BLUE SASH, HOLDING A BUNCH OF FLOWERS IN A PARK;
John Thomas Barber Beaumont (1774-1841), c.1800
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, BUST LENGTH, IN A BLUE COAT, WHITE WAISTCOAT AND SHIRT
Signed with initials
outer case 58 x 46cm
Provenance: Lord Braybrooke, Audley End.

Estimate
£3,000 - £4,000
 

Buyer's premium: 27.60% (inclusive of VAT, where applicable)


Condition report
Top miniature: appears to have had a blue painted background at some point but this has now either been removed or faded. A little light warping to ivory visible.
Left miniature: warping to the ivory, tiny chip in pupil of right eye.
Central miniature: no obvious flaws, possibly a streak in the glass at the top, although only visible from certain angles.
Right miniature: no obvious flaws, very, very light warping.
Lower miniature: appears to be retouching to coat, and a little to the face. A scuff to the background above his head. Some white dots to coat.
Leather in generally good condition.
Numerous splits and cracks to the wooden frame.
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The auction details are as follows:

Auction: The Anniversary Sale - Two-Day Sale - DAY TWO, 20th June 2018

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15 June 2018 9am - 5pm
17 June 2018 10am - 1pm
18 June 2018 9am - 5pm
19 June 2018 9am - 5pm
20 June 2018 from 9am

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