What a Wonderful Pair of Whimsical Paintings in their Original early 19th Century Frames!! Caricatures of French Life...The characters are well represented!! look at those Expressions!! The colors are Rich and the details are quite fine.
The first is a Miniature of Boilly's work titled: "Les Antiquaires" (how appropriate !) The groujp of 4 Coin or Medallion Collectors, inspecting the items from two boxes on the table, while one Wife? in Purple, holding a Purple Umbrella, watches over her Husband I believe!! ("How much are you spending today???? You don't need any more Coins!!")
The second is a Miniature of Boilly's work titled: "Les Fumeurs & Les Priseurs" (The Smokers & The Snuffers !) The group of 5 indulgers, both men and Women!! The woman at the left top seems to be caught in the middle of a sneeze from that Snuff!!
They are superbly detailed scenes of these humorous Characters. Each Image is approx. 3.5" in diameter and the Frames are 5.5" square. The Frames are of a type used in France between 1790 and 1830.
These Miniature Paintings are quite unique and in Excellent Condition... I bet you don't have a pair like these in your collection?????
The Price is for the Pair....