Pair of Antique Silhouette Paintings

Pair of stunning matching Antique silhouette portraits, ink on paper, of gentleman and lady.

Images oval 85 x 65mm approx. within yellow metal frame.

Mounted on black panel (maybe ebonised papier mache, wood or resin) 135 x 110mm approx.

Highlights of hair detailed exquisitely in Bronze colour.

Beautiful detail in the lady’s bonnet and the gentleman’s cravat.

In the Regency style, most probably 1805-1825.

Provenance unknown.

Gilt yellow coloured metal hanging rings with escutcheons decorated with the English Rose, Scottish Thistle and Irish Shamrock suggesting a British origin.

The hanging escutcheons are a little loose. There is no backing material, and no glass in front of the portraits.

Some discolouration of the white paper due to age, but no water staining.