A really lovely 19th century French miniature on ivory by Melanie Dufour. The piece retains its original timber frame which is accented with four faceted buttons, likely 'jet'. The oval portrait of a young lady on ivory is finely painted, is signed by Melanie Dufour and has a small gilt metal surround. The backing of the picture retains some newspaper fragments with the date 1826 printed on it, which helps date the picture to the first half of the 19th century.
Measures - 15cm W x 19cm H