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Antique Portrait Miniatures of Fashionable Lady
Located in Firenze, IT
Enamel portrait of a lady with powdered hair wearing a black plumed hat within an ebonized wood frame, dimensions framed 4 3/4 x 4 3/4in.
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Models and Miniatures

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Ebony

Antique Portrait Miniatures of Fashionable Lady
Located in Firenze, IT
Enamel portrait of a lady with long curled hair with white veil and pink dress, signed Sand, within an ebonized wood frame, dimensions framed 6 x 5 1/2in, Early 20th century.
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Models and Miniatures

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Ebony

Portrait Miniature American School, circa 1805
Located in Firenze, IT
A Gentleman, wearing dark blue coat, white waistcoat, frilled shirt and white, tied cravat. Gold frame, the reverse with copper. Circular, 57mm diameter.
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Antique Early 1800s American American Classical Models and Miniatures

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Gold

Portrait Miniature a Gentleman, South German, circa 1680
Located in Firenze, IT
A gentleman in silver-studded armour, full bottomed powdered wig oil on copper, gilt-metal mounts ovals (72 mm.) high.
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Antique Late 17th Century German Baroque Models and Miniatures

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Copper

Portrait Miniature Jean-Baptiste Couvelet, French, 1772-1830
Located in Firenze, IT
A girl, head and shoulders, her dark hair in ringlets, on grey back, gilt-metal mounted Oval, 70 mm high Within ebonized square frame.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Models and Miniatures

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Oak

Russian Princess with Tiara and Elaborate Jewelry Portrait Miniature
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century Russian princess with tiara and elaborate jewelry portrait miniature This young woman is wearing elaborate jewelry and a golden tiara. The miniature measures 1.5" ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Russian Models and Miniatures

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Other

Portrait Miniature Pendant with Gold Frame, Late 18th Century
Located in Firenze, IT
The pendant holding a late 18th century portrait miniature of a gentleman, mounted in gold, length 5.3cm.
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Antique 1790s English Georgian Models and Miniatures

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Ivory

Portrait Miniature Louis of France, '1661-1711' Le Grand Dauphin
Located in Firenze, IT
Beranrdo Antichita' Ponte Vecchio Florence Louis of France (1661-1711), 'Le Grand Dauphin', eldest son and heir of Louis XIV (1638-1715), wearing blue sash, white lace cravat tied o...
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Antique Early 18th Century British Georgian Models and Miniatures

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Brass

Portrait Miniature French School, ca.1775 Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria
Located in Firenze, IT
Portrait of a lady, possibly Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria, Queen of Naples and Sicily (1752-1814), bust-length, in a blue dress, with flowers at her corsage and ribbons in h...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Models and Miniatures

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Gold Plate

19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Man with Curly Red Hair
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century fine portrait miniature of a young man with curly red hair Dimensions 3" x 2.5". The velvet lined mat measures 3.75" x 5". The portrait is in very good condition. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Models and Miniatures

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Paper

19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Man with Blonde Hair and Blue Eyes
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century portrait miniature of a young man with blonde hair and blue eyes. Handsome young man with blonde hair and blue eyes. The miniature sits loosely in the frame. The f...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Models and Miniatures

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Other

Emperor Francis Joseph I, Fine Miniature Porcelain Portrait Signed, Austria 1822
Located in CH
Francis Joseph I (18 August 1830 – 21 November 1916) was Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, King of Croatia, King of Bohemia, and monarch of many other states of the Austro-Hungari...
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Antique 1820s Austrian Empire Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain

Antique Hand Painted Miniature Portrait on Porcelain in a Brass Easel Frame
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique hand painted miniature portrait on porcelain is unsigned and unmarked, but presumed to have been made in France in approximately the 1880s. The portrait depicts a young ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Models and Miniatures

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Brass

Antique Miniature Portrait with an 18-Karat Yellow Gold Frame & Fitted Case
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This well executed miniature portrait was made in England in approximately 1900 in the period Edwardian style and comes with its original fitted leather case. The painting is unsigne...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Edwardian Models and Miniatures

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Gold

Portrait, Dated 1657, Signed by Samuel Cooper
Located in Esbeek, NL
Portrait of a man dated 1657, signed by Samuel cooper. Aquarelle on parchment.
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Antique 19th Century Models and Miniatures

  • Portrait, Dated 1657, Signed by Samuel Cooper
  • Portrait, Dated 1657, Signed by Samuel Cooper
  • Portrait, Dated 1657, Signed by Samuel Cooper
  • Portrait, Dated 1657, Signed by Samuel Cooper
H 3.15 in. W 2.37 in. D 0.79 in.
French Enamel Portrait Plaque of 'Night' in Enamel Frame
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
French enamel portrait plaque of 'Night' in enamel frame, fine transitional Art Nouveau to Art Deco Enamel work. The enameled beauty portrayed in landscape with the moon and stars, s...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Models and Miniatures

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Metal, Copper

Portrait Miniature Bonbonniere Box Boit-A-Miniature
Located in Doylestown, PA
Early 19th century French gold-mounted tortoiseshell box with a portrait miniature. The top panel reads "Franchement," the bottom panel reads "En amitie," and the woman, at cupid's u...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Gold

19th Century English Painted Portrait in a Box Signed by Chester Dennery
Located in Esbeek, NL
First half of the 19th century painted portrait, depicting Newark Hudson. Signed by Chester Dennery, England. Bronze gilded frame.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Models and Miniatures

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Paint

Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
Located in Doylestown, PA
Portrait miniature of a young woman from the Gourdin family, Charleston, C.G. Rapetti (Italian, 19th century). Watercolor, framed in case, signed: C.G. Rapetti Turin. Provenance: Pro...
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Antique 19th Century American Paintings

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Paint

  • Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
  • Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
  • Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
  • Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
H 1.63 in. W 1.25 in. D .013 in.
Portrait Miniature Of A German Officer
Located in Essex, MA
Hand painted and signed indistinctly in a lacewood and gilt bronze frame.
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Paintings

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Brass

  • Portrait Miniature Of A German Officer
  • Portrait Miniature Of A German Officer
  • Portrait Miniature Of A German Officer
  • Portrait Miniature Of A German Officer
H 6.88 in. W 5.88 in. D .50 in.
19th Century Italian Portrait Miniature
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
An early 19th century Italian portrait miniature of a gentleman in a black coat pointing downward. Set in a later Lucite frame.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Empire Paintings

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Bone

  • 19th Century Italian Portrait Miniature
  • 19th Century Italian Portrait Miniature
  • 19th Century Italian Portrait Miniature
  • 19th Century Italian Portrait Miniature
H 5.5 in. W 5.5 in. D .25 in.
19th Century Italian Portrait Miniature
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A beautifully painted early 19th century Italian portrait miniature of an elegant woman in white dress with coral shawl. Recently framed in Lucite frame.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Empire Paintings

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Bone

Antique Porcelain Portrait Miniature Plaque KPM Style
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Antique porcelain portrait miniature plaque KPM style. This lovely German hand painted oval porcelain plaque is a beautiful and skillful wall hanging portrait of Ruth. It is house...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Baroque Paintings

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Porcelain, Giltwood

Charming Little Girl 1821 English Portrait Miniature
Located in Doylestown, PA
Portrait miniature: A girl, wearing white dress with frilled lace collar, satin waistband and short sleeves, her auburn hair center-parted and curled. Signed on the obverse with init...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Paintings

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Ivory

19th Century French Hand Painted Portrait Miniature
Located in Vero Beach, FL
19th century French hand painted portrait miniature. This hand painted French oval portrait of a beauty is executed with the detail and refinement of a master miniaturist artist. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Paintings

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Bronze

Pair of Period Portrait Miniatures / English Regency Gentlemen
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of well-painted portrait miniatures, matted and framed, English gentlemen, Regency period, handsome and well-dressed brothers??? Father and son???
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Paintings

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Paint

19th Century Indian Portrait Miniatures Set in a Gold Necklace
Located in Godalming, GB
Fine Indian gold necklace comprising nine painted oval portrait miniatures, including Maharaja Ranjit Singh, (1780-1838).
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Antique 1840s Indian Anglo-Indian Metalwork

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Gold

Antique Brass & Pietra Dura Portrait Miniature Painting George Washington, 1880
Located in Portland, OR
A fine, antique brass easel with Pietra Dura panels and three portrait miniature paintings, circa 1880. The brass easel of triangular form and finely pierced and engraved, having thr...
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Antique 1880s American American Empire Paintings

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Brass

Swiss Gold Portrait Miniature circa 1800 Attributed to Anton Graff
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Antique Portrait Miniature original beveled crystal, Swiss, circa 1800, attributed to Anton Graff, depicting a boy with pull toy and orange tree, foliate gold (tests as 18-karat) fra...
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Antique Late 18th Century Collectible Jewelry

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Gold

19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Man with a Yellow V-Neck Collar
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fine 19th century portrait miniature of a man with a yellow V-neck collar A wonderful antique oil portrait of a distinguished gentleman. Dimensions 2.5" x 3". (with frame). ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Paintings

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Other

17th-18th Century Spanish Portrait Miniature, Noblewoman on Tortoiseshell
Located in Doylestown, PA
Oval portrait Miniature on tortoiseshell of a noblewoman, probably Spanish, 17th-early 18th century. In original beautiful bronze molded frame. Image size: 3 3/4" H x 3" W.
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Antique Early 18th Century European Baroque Paintings

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Shell, Paint

17th-18th Century Spanish Portrait Miniature, Noblewoman on Tortoiseshell
Located in Doylestown, PA
Oval portrait Miniature on tortoiseshell of a noblewoman, probably Spanish, 17th-early 18th century. In original beautiful bronze molded frame. Image size: 3 3/4" H x 3" W.
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Paintings

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Shell

19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Man with Fur Collar
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fine 19th century miniature portrait of a young man with fur collar This highly detailed portrait miniature is housed in a small frame that can be worn as a pendant. Possibly R...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Paintings

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Paint

Victorian Ormolu Hardstone Double Portrait Miniature Photo Frame, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a splendid and rare antique Victorian ormolu and hardstone double portrait miniature frame, circa 1880 in date. This magnificent portrait miniature easel frame is rectang...
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Picture Frames

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Ormolu

Portrait Miniature of Sir George Douglas, Baronet by J.C.D. Engleheart, 1821
By John Cox Dillman Engleheart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A very fine likeness of handsome nobleman Sir George Douglas, inscribed on the reverse "Engelheart fecit 1824 London." The painting is contained in a beautifully cast bronze doré fra...
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Antique 1820s English Regency Paintings

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Bronze

French Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette
Located in London, GB
This portrait miniature, which depicts Marie Antoinette, is after a famous original by Le Brun. The current miniature is finely and skillfully painted, rendering an accurate represen...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Paintings

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Metal, Enamel

  • French Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette
  • French Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette
  • French Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette
  • French Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette
H 13.78 in. W 9.45 in. D 0.79 in.
A "Beautiful Young Lady" Hand Painted Miniature Portrait
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Miniature portrait of a beautiful young lady in a bone frame with a repoussé inner gilt brass filet. The portrait is hand painted on bone and retains its original crown glass. (This...
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Antique 1860s French Victorian Paintings

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Brass

Pair of Miniature Portraits in Giltwood Frames
Located in New York, NY
2 portraits, late 18th century, oil on board.
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Antique 1790s English George III Paintings

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Pine, Giltwood

Miniature Portrait of a French Gentleman Dated 1825
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A finely painted oval miniature portrait on porcelain of a wealthy/aristocratic gentleman from the second empire period in France. The portrait is in an oval gilt bronze frame set in...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Porcelain

19th Century Miniature Portrait on Porcelain
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fine 19th century miniature portrait on porcelain of a beautiful young woman A finely detailed portrait of a young woman with short auburn hair and a gold head band. The porcel...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Paintings

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Porcelain

  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Porcelain
  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Porcelain
  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Porcelain
  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Porcelain
H 2.75 in. W 2.5 in. D 0.5 in.
English School a Miniature Portrait of a Young Boy
Located in Firenze, IT
A miniature portrait of a young boy in beige coat and white frilled shirt round 90mm.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Paintings

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Enamel

Pair of Vintage Italian Miniature Portraits Both Signed
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A pair of Italian miniature portraits with ebonized wooden frames. The portraits measures 1.2 inch in diameter. Purchased between 1940-1960 at Savarese Art Shop in Sorrento Italy. Bo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Edwardian Paintings

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Wood

German Porcelain Miniature Portrait KPM Style Madonna after Raphael
Located in Vero Beach, FL
German porcelain plaque miniature portrait KPM style Madonna after Raphael. German porcelain hand painted plaque of Madonna after Raphael. This 19th century oval miniature portrai...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Renaissance Paintings

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Porcelain

A Rare Anglo Indian Double Miniature Portrait Picture Frame, Circa 1890
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
The freestanding cartouche-shaped tinned copper frame embossed overall with scrolling leafy vines surrounding a pair of open oval reserves flanked on either side by embossed motifs o...
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Antique Late 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Picture Frames

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Copper, Tin

Two 19th Century Miniature Signed Hand-Painted Portraits
Located in Washington Crossing, PA
Two miniature portraits, hand-painted on natural material, each measuring about 3 inches high and signed. Information on back indicates that one portrait is of Lady Dacres, circa 18...
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Antique Early 19th Century Paintings

Miniature Indian Portrait of a Woman Painted on Bone, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
An example of India’s Company School, this small mid-19th century painting represents the melding of Mughal miniature tradition with Western styles as the British East India Company ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Indian Paintings

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Bone

Miniature Portrait Painting, Biedermeier Young Lady, Dated and Signed, Vienna
Located in Vero Beach, FL
A young lady in a dress of white and light blue with gentle swirling design. Her raven hair is dressed with peonies. The off the shoulders costume draws attention to a long neck and ...
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Paintings

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Wood

Miniature Bas-Relief Wax Portrait of Woman, 18th Century
Located in San Antonio, TX
Beautifully detailed bas-relief wax portrait of a lady framed under original glass. The intricate detail of this piece is seen in the lace of her gown, tendrils of her hair and the ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier European Neoclassical Decorative Art

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Wood

Early 19th Century Fancy Maiden Miniature Portrait Embroidered Frame
Located in Wallkill, NY
Hand painted early 19th century miniature under glass. Finely painted details on this lovely lady. In a brass oval frame, with floral embroidery surround. Painting measures 2.5 in x...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Regency Paintings

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Metal

19th Century Antique Miniature Porcelain Portrait Painting of a Gentleman
Located in Washington Crossing, PA
19th century Continental miniature porcelain portrait of an 18th century gentleman with powdered wig. Ornate velvet lined frame.
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Antique 19th Century Paintings

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Porcelain

Miniature Portrait of a Lady on a Round Snuff Box-England, 19th c.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Round nineteenth century snuff box with a beautifully painted portrait of a lady. The case was created with faux tortoise and casein mixed with amber to resemble blond tortoise. The ...
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Antique 1820s English Georgian Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Paint

Miniature Portraits of Napoleon II & Imperatrice Marie Louise of Austria-A Pair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of hand painted miniature framed portraits of Napoleon II and his mother the Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria. Marie Louise was Napoleon's second wife and his son Napoléon Fr...
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Antique Early 1900s European Empire Paintings

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Glass, Wood, Paint

Petite Antique French Hand Mirror with Miniature Portrait, 19th Century
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Small French miniature hand mirror in gilded brass/bronze. A beveled mirror to one side and a miniature female portrait behind convex glass to the other.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian More Mirrors

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Brass

German Porcelain Miniature Portrait Kpm Style Madonna and Child After Raphael
Located in Vero Beach, FL
German Porcelain miniature portrait KPM style Madonna and Child after Raphael German porcelain hand painted plaque of Madonna and Child after Raphael. This 19th century oval minia...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Victorian Paintings

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Porcelain

Antique Miniature Watercolor Portrait Painting on Paper of Judge, circa 1820
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique miniature watercolor portrait painting on paper depicts judicial figure, en verso pencil script, seated in gilt decorated oval walnut frame, circa 1820. Measures- 7.25"...
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Antique 19th Century English Paintings

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Paper, Walnut

Late 18th Century Oil on Canvas Miniature Portrait of a Boy
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A charming late 18th century English oil on canvas miniature portrait of a boy laid on masonite board in early, perhaps original, beautifully carved gilt wood frame.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Paintings

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Canvas

Antique 19th Century French Framed Porcelain Miniature, Portrait of Napoleon
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique 19th century French framed porcelain miniature, portrait of Napoleon. Excellent condition.           
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire More Desk Accessories

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Porcelain

19th Century Pair of English Husband and Wife Miniature Portraits
Located in Malaga, ES
Pair of 19th century English miniature portrait paintings. On the back can be read: Joseph Storr of Ouswick, born 6 of February 1755 and died 10 of December 1831. Married with Ann...
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Antique 19th Century English Paintings

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Wood

Antique Miniature Pair Watercolour Paintings Portrait Lady Birds Eye Maple Frame
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Superb Matched Pair of Miniature Watercolor Paintings on Paper depicting Half Length Portraits of Two Ladies. Complete with their original Birdseye Maple Frames of English origin. Se...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Paintings

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Birdseye Maple, Paper, Giltwood

Miniature Portrait of a Sleepy Eyed Man, Circle Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich
By Christian Wilhelm Dietrich
Located in Atlanta, GA
Miniature portrait of a sleepy eyed man, circle Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich Germany 18th century, inscribed on back, refer to photo Exceptional quality Oil on canvas, laid do...
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Antique 18th Century German Baroque Paintings

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Canvas, Glass, Wood

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Portrait Miniatures For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of portrait miniatures available for sale. Frequently made of metal, wood and paint, all portrait miniatures available were constructed with great care. Portrait miniatures have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of portrait miniatures to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Victorian, Empire and Georgian portrait miniatures are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made portrait miniatures over the years, but those made by John Cox Dillman Engleheart are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

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Portrait miniatures can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,287, while the lowest priced sells for $175 and the highest can go for as much as $7,450.
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