July 14, 2021 10:00 EST

The Gilded Age

 
  Lot 89
 

89

A Suite of Twelve Framed Chinese Export Paintings
Sunqua (Chinese, active 1830-1870), Qing Dynasty

Each depicting butterflies, beetles, and other insects on pith paper, sold together with the original portfolio, with 'SUNQUA' label to interior. (13).

H: 5 1/2, W: 8 1/2 in. (sight); H: 11 3/4, W: 14 1/2 in. (frame)

Provenance

Collection of Theodore Francis Green, former Senator to Rhode Island, by repute.
F. Bealey American Antiques, Essex, Connecticut.
Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

Sold for $3,024
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

Each depicting butterflies, beetles, and other insects on pith paper, sold together with the original portfolio, with 'SUNQUA' label to interior. (13).

Provenance

Collection of Theodore Francis Green, former Senator to Rhode Island, by repute.
F. Bealey American Antiques, Essex, Connecticut.
Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

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