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Two Peale's Museum Silhouettes and a Framed Peale's Museum Broadside

Auction:
2558M
Lot:
463
Sold for:
$830$700

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Two Peale's Museum Silhouettes and a Framed Peale's Museum Broadside, America, early 19th century, bust-length hollow-cut wove rag paper profiles, one of a young woman inscribed "Mary T. Haines" on the reverse with a very faint embossed spread eagle maker's mark under the bust, (minor foxing), 4 x 3 1/8, in a period molded giltwood frame; and one of a gentleman, identified on a label affixed to the reverse "Silhouette of Rev. Wm. F. Rowland," with a very faintly embossed "MUSEUM" mark under the bust, (minor toning), dia. 3 7/8, in a round black-painted molded wood frame; together with a framed printed broadside for "PEALE'S MUSEUM, In The State House, Philadelphia, Admittance 25 cents.," dated April, 1818, (toning, minor small losses and creases), sight size 9 x 4 1/2 in.

Estimate $600-800

The paper that the woman was cut from was formerly round with the right and left edges folded inward on the top surface probably done that way so her name would not show on the viewing surface.

Keywords

Museum Broadside, Museum Silhouettes, PEALE'S MUSEUM, State House, Philadelphia, Book collecting, Embossing

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