• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 103

    ATTRIBUTED TO ABRAHAM PARSELL (C. 1792-1856)

    A Portrait Miniature of a Lady

    Price Realised  

    ATTRIBUTED TO ABRAHAM PARSELL (C. 1792-1856)
    A Portrait Miniature of a Lady
    watercolor on ivory
    2½ in. high


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    While little is known about his life, Abraham Parsell is recognized as on of America's premier folk miniaturists. Although Parsell is listed in New York City directories between 1820-1856, few of his known sitters are actually New York residents, leading to the conclusion that he may have been itinerant.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


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