Two portrait miniatures depicting Lieutenant Colonel Edward and Charlotte Archer of Trelaske, Cornwall, by Andrew Plimer (British, 1763-1837)
Watercolour on ivory, gold frames, the reverse of each set with a glazed plaited hair compartment within a blue glass surround.
Oval, 78mm (3 1/16in) high (2)
Edward Archer (1792-1834) married Charlotte Catherine Harward (b.1793) in 1814. Edward was the eldest son of Lt-Col. Samuel Archer (d. 1822) and his wife Dorothy Ayre, daughter of Reverend John Yonge of Puslinch. Edward became High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1832 and died aged 42 two years later. The couple had twelve children: Charlotte Dorothea (1815-1871), Colonel Edward (1816-1885), Jane (1818-1851), Reverend Charles Harward Archer (b.1819), Reverend Samuel Harward Archer (b.1821), Anne Augusta (b.1823), Elizabeth (c.1824-1907), Fulbert (1825-1904), Catherine (b.1827), Marianne (b.1829), William (b.1830) and Henry Swete (b.1834).