We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. I read it as "Caillieu 1818". I'm grateful for your help. I've long collected fine French portraits in miniature, and the handsome young officers are always of highest intrigue.I wonder about their story. Perhaps the unusual dedication written along the perimeter upper right would give one hints to follow, though I can't readily translate it. I've tried to get very clear images of all of the writing.
None of it appears when the painting is in its frame (original). A convex cover glass has protected it perfectly. Look at all this artist was capable of in that 1 face!
Definitely treasured, even the frame is in exceptionally fine condition. He is from the French Restauration period in history, after Napoleon. Very good to excellent condition for age and type, a stunning painting in miniature, fine representation of a handsome young military officer and his colorful uniform. One flaw, but I think it dates to the original painting. You see a tiny sliver to far left which has a hairline.
It's probably been that way for 203 years now, and it is covered by the mat/frame when in place. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories.
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The item "Antique French Portrait Miniature, 1818, Military Officer, Uniform, Restauration" is in sale since Friday, May 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.