Hand painted velum ladies
These lady's vary in age and they are hand painted in miniature on a substance called velum.
This is a type of skin mainly baby calf which has no hair follicles ( yep I know yuk) and many were painted with water colour or oil ,were commissioned to do portraits of people as a keepsake prior to photography.
The lady on the right was picked up in a box of frames for $1.
And the Marie antonette box was found at an opp shop for $20 .
So there's still lots out ther if you just keep looking.