She is holding lace that she may have made. The painting is in original, as found condition with a small patch on the reverse where the right eye would be in front. There are several tiny abrasions where small bits of paint have flaked away.They are difficult to photograph but they should be attended to with conservation in mind. Overall the painting displays nicely in it's original mahogany, ogee style frame.
The reverse shows nice corner fabrication and the wood and canvas wrapped over the edge are as expected for a painting of this age. 37" x 32" x 2 depth. For more great items like this! The item "1830s American Itinerant Oil Portrait of Woman with Lace East Coast Romantic Era" is in sale since Monday, October 9, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".The seller is "jackedwardscollection" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.