This is an absolutely fabulous pastel portrait of a gentleman in a blue coat and wearing a powdered wig holding a gold box adorned with a lion in the trees.
We believe this portrait to be European, however, this is just an "assumption" on our part.
Description from the estate appraisal:
Appraised in 2002 by Kaminski Auctioneers & Appraisers - Beverly, MA.
"Pastel on paper mounted on board of man holding box. Circa 1815. Unsigned. Empire frame. 22" x 16".
Taking measurements from the exposed back we determine the pastel portrait to be approximately 23" x 16 3/4". The frame measures 27 1/2" x 21 1/2".
The frame is in need of veneer repair and needs to be tightened up can be seen in the photo. The original glass is still intact. Typical old glass appears wavy. We are not giving the frame any value in our listing price.
This item comes from an estate and is being sold for a client.