Lot 1329
Antique Silhouette of Lemuel Adams, American
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Hollow cut silhouette of a gentleman identified in ink inscription as "Lemuel Adams / February 4 1828 Aged 60", presented under glass in a gilt wood frame. Sitter is likely Lemuel Adams (abt 1766 - 1849), a furniture maker in partnership with his cousin, Samuel Kneeland, in the late 18th century in Hartford, CT.

SS 3 x 2.75 in.; DOA 4 3/8 x 4 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

Examined out of frame; good estate condition; tear upper corner; with tear to center.