As the largest resource for exceptional portrait miniatures in America, Elle Shushan specializes in the full realm of the art. American, British and European miniatures on ivory, vellum and in enamel, ranging from the 16th through the 21st centuries are all represented in the extensive collection, available to be seen by appointment in a landmark building in Philadelphia, or at major antiques shows.

In addition to many notable private collectors, Elle Shushan works with outstanding museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Worcester Art Museum, MESDA and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Services provided include collection and investment guidance, auction advice, instruction and appraisals.

The firm is always interested in purchasing single miniatures or entire collections. A prompt response and confidentiality is assured.


Delaware Antiques Show
November 6-9
Chase Center at the Riverfront, Wilmington

Winter Antiques Show
January 22 - February 1, 2015
Park Avenue Armory, New York City

Masterpiece London
June 24 - July 1
South Grounds, Royal Hospital, Chelsea


The Look of Love:
Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection.

Essays by Graham C. Boettcher, Jo Manning and Elle Shushan

Side Portrait Painters: Differentiating the Da Lee Family ArtistsSide Portrait Painters: Differentiating the Da Lee Family Artists
by Joan R. Brownstein & Elle Shushan
The Magazine Antiques, July/August, 2011

What You Need To Know: British MiniaturesWhat You Need To Know: British Miniatures
by Elle Shushan
Art + Auction, March 2011

Informed Collecting: Portrait Miniatures of Children
by Elle Shushan
Antiques & Fine Art Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010

How America Found her Face:
Portrait Miniatures in the New Republic

by Elle Shushan
The Magazine Antiques, April, 2009

At the Fairs - Interactive Feature -

2008 Winter Antiques Show - Art Review - New York Times

"Portrait Miniatures" by Marion Laffey Fox,
Southern Accents, September-October 2007

A Curiosity Shop With Stock to Covet From Around the World

"Small Wonders:
An Introduction to Five Exquisite, Exotic and Enthralling Collecting Fields

by Gregory Cerio. House & Garden, September 2006.

"The Art of Family: Genealogical Artifacts in New England"
D. Brenton Simons & Peter Benes, editors.
The Art of Family is an indispensable resource illuminating the world of decorative arts and its relationship to family history. This volume, published by The New England Historic Genealogical Society includes "Tokens of Sorrow: New England Portrait Miniatures and Mourning Jewelry" by Elle Shushan.
A limited number of sealed copies available.

"The Art of High Living: Miniature Goldwork by John Ramage."
By Elle Shushan, Antiques & Fine Art Magazine

Elle Shushan
Philadelphia, PA


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