This is a truly antique work, an oil on canvas unframed painting, 24 1/2" by 30", relined in the mid 20th century, apparently unsigned, the subject elegant ladies in a formal, upper class interior setting, the piece likely English or Northern European, possibly but I think far less likely American. The painting has seen some wear and tear in its roughly 180 years----a crudely repaired tear at upper center, some tearing at center in the lady's dress, with a 3/4" by 1/2" piece missing, another small puncture with associated loss at upper right, lower left corner needs attention, and so forth. It is possible that it may have been exposed to heat at some point, as in a fire, as there is some alligatored old surface that suggests that. Despite all this, the painting can be restored. The handling of the light coming in from the window, as it falls on the figures, suggests the talent of the anonymous artist. I have looked hard for a signature but have not been able to locate one. Possibly, one could appear were the piece cleaned. Overall, this remains a decorative and serviceable painting for the traditional interior setting.......bright gold frame would work wonders.
Circa 1835 English or Northern European painting elegant ladies in an interior