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Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
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I found two pictures both look old they are on green velvet

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I found two pictures both look old they are on green velvet background gold tone figures I believe both are 18th centry one has a tag that says registered and tracable NPAH? its a faded tag I would say they are in what I call a shadowbox frame how can I find out the value
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
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At your convenience, please send photos of the back side and the label.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Nora I am not sure if these pictures will help I didn't send you a picture of both pictures to start with I have attached a side by side picture. Also a picture of the tag that is located at the bottom left of the picture of the gentleman. I looked at the back of the pictures and the only thing that is on the back is a ink stamp with the numbers 956 on both. Not sure if the pictures are of value or if they are junk? I don't know any history on them but the tag intrigued me. Please let me know if I can give you any more information.
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
Thank you for the images and for your patience.
Although these depict 18th century courtesans, these framed decorative wall art plaques were made in the 3rd quarter of the 20th century, more specifically circa 1970's. These were popular decorator objects with 3-d figures placed on crushed velvet backgrounds. Currently, they sell for a high retail average of $40 - $60 for the pair. I suggest holding on to these as they may become popular collectibles in coming generations.
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