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Victorian Silhouette Of Elegant Gentleman


£68 | $95 USD | €79 EUR
Item Number: SA717425
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Gertrude Antiques
This antique has been viewed 19 times in the past month with the most views from Singapore.


A delightful silhouette encased in an original wooden frame.
Portrait Silhouettes became fashionable in the Georgian period, when they were called 'shades'. The earliest silhouettists were portrait miniaturists looking to expand their clientele by producing a cheaper alternative. Silhouettes were popular as mementoes to be given away. Most silhouettes were cut from lightweight black cardboard and mounted on a pale background. The word silhouette derives from Etienne de Silhouette, a French Finance Minister.
Condition: Good. Some wear to the robust frame as is to be expected over time. The cardboard backing is evidently a replacement.
All of the items that we advertise for sale have been as accurately described as possible and are in excellent condition, unless otherwise stated. Please note that we are also able to arrange a full shipping service for our customers.
We offer a 14 day returns policy. In the unlikely event that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we will issue a full refund of the purchase price less the return transport costs with an approved courier once an item is received by us in the same condition as it was originally dispatched.
We look forward to being of service.
Internal Ref: 10210


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.


Height = 13 cm (5.1")
Width = 11 cm (4.3")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")

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Gertrude Antiques
East Sussex
United Kingdom

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