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    Carved Ivory Portraits of George and Martha Washington Circa 1830, George and Martha Washington matching pair of carved ivory portrait busts in their original display frames, lot of two. Choice extremely fine. The profile busts of George and Martha are each 2" high, placed within light brown colored velvet ovals, 3.5" x 2.8", and affixed to black lacquered boards, 5.7" x 5" each. Back of each plaque has laminated paper clippings in French, one being dated 1838. The images are well-crafted, with minimal age toning. The black lacquered boards of the frames have some natural age cracking, particularly on Martha's plaque, attesting to their originality. We have seen a number of George and Martha portrait pairs from this era, but this version, with ivory busts, is among the nicest, as well as a variety which we had not encountered before. A splendid, fully original, framed matched set of George and Martha Washington, ready for hanging and display. Two busts.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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