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Rare Antique Eglomise Silhouette, American, circa 1810



Among the rarest American silhouettes are those using the reverse painting on glass technique know by its French name eglomise. This charming profile silhouette depicts an older woman, looking to her right, appearing to be missing her upper teeth and wearing a mop cap. It is all original including its embossed neo-classical brass frame (backed with pine), hanging ring and board backing. It is likely from New England and dates from about 1810.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.50 in. (16.51 cm)Width: 5.50 in. (13.97 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1810
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. A few dings to the frame.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU788724869482

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: East Hampton, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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