Pair Of Framed Groups Of Red Wax Intaglios
Pair of Framed Groups of Red Wax Intaglios, second quarter 19th century, the current examples illustrating various classical profiles, busts and groups in bas relief and are edged in period gilt paper on a lilac background, each with a hand-scripted reference number, framed in modern gilt shadowbox frames, h. 13-1/2", w. 9-1/4". Provenance: Charles Cooper Antiques, New Orleans, Louisiana, later custom-framed at Goudeau Antiques, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. These copies of ancient ornaments were brought home as souvenirs of travels by those who took the Grand Tour.
Handsome collection in overall good condition. All in tact with crisp detail. Each wrapped with gilt-edged paper, most retaining the original script numbering. One example with one wrapped intaglio loose and resting in place upside down. The other example with one intaglio partially out of its wrapping and resting upside down. Both examples displayed in the original bottle green-paper-lined drawer.