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    Colonial America: Miniature Portrait. 1 1/4" x 1 3/4" miniature portrait of a colonial era gentleman in flowered vest, housed in an oval copper frame with dentil or faceted border under the glass. The well-executed work is unsigned and dates circa 1780. We note some unusual pock marks in the center of the portrait, visible when viewed straight on, but not at an angle. These may be imperfections on the underside of the glass or in the material used as a foundation for the painting. We cannot identify the sitter, but it may be someone in the Wood family. It was owned by Zachary Taylor's youngest daughter, Ann Mackall Taylor and her husband, Richard Crooke Wood. The Wood family has roots in America going back to the 17th century. It will be accompanied by a Letter of Provenance from the consignor detailing its line of ownership.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    18th Monday
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