I pulled out my magnifying glass and really studied these paintings when I got to the shop yesterday.........They look like late 17th/early 18th c. decorative paintings, but I think that they actually date to the late 19th/early 20th c.
I still love them, but the price point will definitely be a lot lower......maybe I'll feel justified in keeping them?
As far as I'm concerned: "Nothing ventured/nothing gained."
Stay cool and dry.
Mary, Jones & Cole