Pair of Antique Silhouette Paintings
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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.