Gavels n Paddles: Nine portrait miniatures, $94,163, Louis J. Dianni

Gavels n Paddles: Nine portrait miniatures, $94,163, Louis J. Dianni

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by Ken Hall
Nine oval miniature on ivory portrait paintings of prominent men and women from colonial-era America, all of them rendered by Charles Willson Peale (Md./Pa., 1741-1827), sold for a combined $94,163 at the 6th annual Palm Beach Auction, held Feb. 14-16 by Louis J. Dianni, LLC (based in Palm Beach, Fla.) at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The top lot of the group was a portrait of Robert R. Livingston (shown), a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It sold for $23,600. Prices include a sliding scale buyer’s premium.
Gavels n Paddles: Nine portrait miniatures, $94,163, Louis J. Dianni