The Merchiston Collection of Fine Portrait Miniatures, The Property of Mrs Eleanor Hamilton

25 Nov 2009, starting at 14:00 GMT .

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John Bogle (British, 1746-1803) A Gentleman, wearing scarlet coat trimmed with gold braid, white waistcoat with embroidered floral border, frilled white chemise, tied stock and powdered wig worn en queue

John Smart (British, 1742-1811) Joseph Sage (d.1820), wearing red coat, white waistcoat trimmed with gold braid, white lace cravat and stock, his hair powdered and worn en queue with a grey ribbon

Samuel Cotes (British, 1734-1818) Mary Ann Yates (née Graham) (1728-1787), looking to her left, wearing blue robe, pinned at the shoulder and slashed sleeve with pearls, white smock, cream mantle, drop pearl earring, blue ribbons and white ostrich feathers in her upswept powdered hair

Samuel Shelley (British, 1750/6-1808) A family group: a Gentleman, wearing teal-coloured coat with black velvet collar, cream waistcoat and frilled white chemise, his hair powdered and worn en queue with a black ribbon bow; to his left, his wife, wearing white dress with lace collar and blue ribbon waistband, a white ribbon in her curled and powdered hair, her right hand resting on his, her left hand, with wedding ring around the shoulder of another Lady, seated in a red upholstered chair, wearing white dress with ruffled collar and cuffs, blue ribbon waistband, matching ribbon about her wrists and white ribbon in her curled and powdered hair, crimson curtain and landscape beyond

Joseph Daniel (British, circa 1760-1803) A Gentleman, half-length, wearing brown coat, cream waistcoat, frilled white shirt cuffs, cravat and powdered wig, his left hand pointing to a wine goblet of water held in his right hand

Archibald Skirving (Scottish, 1749-1819) A Lady, wearing white dress trimmed with blue ribbon at the waist, corsage, upper arm and shoulder, black and white lace trim around the neckline and black lace cuff, beaded necklace and white bandeau in her long powdered hair, she holds a mask in her left hand

Mrs Diana Hill (née Dietz) (British, active 1775-1844) Sir Charles Cockerell Bt. (1755-1837), wearing brown coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and cravat, his hair powdered

Charles Shirreff (Scottish, b. circa 1750) An Officer, wearing scarlet coat with gold edged green facings and gold epaulette, his powdered wig worn en queue

Horace Hone, ARA (Irish, circa 1756-1825) Ellen O'Brien, Mrs Edmund O'Callaghan, wearing turquoise blue dress with frilled white collar, matching blue ribbon in her powdered hair worn curled

Samuel Andrews (Irish, circa 1767-1807) Major Paul Bose (d.1808), wearing scarlet coatee with yellow facings, silver epaulettes, white waistcoat, frilled white chemise and black stock, his powdered hair worn en queue with a black cord bow

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Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £10,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £10,000 up to and including £450,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £450,000 up to and including £4,500,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £4,500,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

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