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“Cabinet Furniture, in All its Variety: Vermont
Craftsmanship 1760-1860”
Presented by Philip Zea, President of Historic Deerfield

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Provenance
Barbara and Bob Levine Collection

Barbara and Bob Levine are native Vermonters. For a while they lived in New York, and visited Vermont with their young
sons and golden retriever asleep in the back of the station wagon. On these trips, they frequented the many area antique
shops and what they found fostered their collecting bug, beginning with coin silver spoons.

As the family grew, the Levines’ taste for antiques matured. They began to concentrate on 18th and 19th century Vermont
furniture and decorative arts, including needlework samplers, clocks, and portraits by itinerant artists. Because of their grow-
ing interests, Barbara and Bob became involved on the collections committee and the board of trustees of the Bennington
Museum. Its outstanding exhibits of Vermont furniture further inspired their quest for hard-to-find authenticated Vermont
material, resulting in what is thought to be the largest private collection of Vermont furniture and decorative arts in the U.S.

Highlighting the Levine collection is a rare and important Federal tiger and bird’s-eye maple veneered bureau made in
Rutland, Vermont, c. 1805-15. Also featured is a needlework sampler made by Margaret Allen that may well be the earliest
piece of Vermont needlework in existence, and a decorative carved and gilded catamount figural tavern sign, probably made
in Bennington county, c. 1893. The figure was reportedly carved by a carousel figure carver for the 1893 Bennington, Ver-
mont, centennial celebration. A rare example of Vermont clock-making is the cherry shop wall regulator with an engraved
brass dial made by Levi Pitkin in Montpelier, Vermont, c. 1800. A rare portrait of a St. Albans woman by Ruth W. Shute
is the only known piece by this folk artist which bears a printed label: “Painted by Mrs. R.W. Shute St. Albans F[ebruary]
1835.”

Barbara and Bob, approaching their 80s, still spend time on Lake Bomoseen during the summer months. It is their hope
that this auction will give other Vermont lovers an opportunity to acquire the objects that the Levines have enjoyed collect-
ing for almost half a century.

Property Approved for Deaccession by the Board of Trustees of Historic Deerfield, Inc., proceeds to the benefit
the Museum Collections Fund.

A Massachusetts Historical Society

Connecticut collections

A Nantucket, Massachusetts, collection

A Concord, Massachusetts, antiquarian

A Lexington, Massachusetts, collection

A Maine estate

A Florida family

A Norwell, Massachusetts, estate

A Vermont family

A New York City collector

Property from the Collection of Joanne Forney

New Hampshire and New Jersey estates

A Michigan family

Property from a New York collection of American pottery

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A Partial Bibliography of Vermont Material Culture (Lots 1-47)

Lillian Baker Carlisle, Vermont Clock and Watchmakers, Silversmiths, and Jewelers, 1778-1878, Burlington, VT:
Private Press, 1970.

Celebrating Vermont, Myths and Realities, Nancy Price Graff, ed., Middlebury, VT: Middlebury College, 1991.

Peter M. Deveikis, “Hastings Warren: Vermont Cabinetmaker,” The Magazine Antiques, 101:6 (June 1972):
1037-1039.

J. Kevin Graffagnino, The Shaping of Vermont, Rutland and Bennington, VT: Vermont Heritage Press and The
Bennington Museum, 1987.

David Hewitt, “G. Stedman—The Elusive Vermont Cabinetmaker,” Maine Antiques Digest, 14:3 (March 1986):
1D-4D.

William N. Hosley, Jr., “Vermont Furniture, 1790-1830,” Early New England Furniture: Essays in Memory of
Benno M. Forman, Brock Jobe, ed., Boston: S.P.N.E.A., 1987, pp. 245-286.

William N. Hosley, Jr., “Architecture and Society of the Urban Frontier: Windsor, Vermont, in 1800,” The Bay
and the River, 1600-1900, Peter Benes, ed., 1981 Annual Proceedings of the Dublin Seminar for New England
Folklife, Boston: Boston University, 1982, pp. 73-86.

Zadock Thompson, History of Vermont, Natural, Civil, Statistical, Burlington, VT: Chauncy Goodrich, 1842.

Philip Zea, “Craftsmen and Culture: An Introduction to Vermont Furniture Making,” in Charles A. Robinson,
Vermont Cabinetmakers & Chairmakers Before 1855: A Checklist, Philip Zea, ed., Shelburne, VT: Shelburne
Museum, 1995, pp. 13-24.

Philip Zea, “Clockmaking and Society at the River and the Bay: Jedidiah and Jabez Baldwin, 1790-1820,” The
Bay and the River, 1600-1900, Peter Benes, ed., 1981 Annual Proceedings of the Dublin Seminar for New Eng-
land Folklife, Boston: Boston University, 1982, pp. 43-59.

Kenneth Joel Zogry, The Best the Country Affords: Vermont Furniture, 1765-1850, Philip Zea, ed., Bennington,
VT: Bennington Museum, 1995.

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The Barbara & Robert Levine Collection of Vermont Furniture &
Decorative Arts – Lots 1-47

1.
American School, 19th Century

Small Portrait of a Boy Opening a Door, with His Tiger Cat Waiting,
c. 1850. Unsigned. Oil on canvas applied to panel, 10 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.,
in a period molded bird’s-eye maple frame. Condition: Good, minor
flaking to clear varnished surface.
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Note: Inscriptions on the original stretcher read, “From Gram Osborn”
and “Blundel Strong”; a note on the reverse states that the painting,
before changing hands a couple times, was purchased at a Rutland,
Vermont, auction in the early 1970s.
$1,200-1,800

2.
American School, 19th Century

Portrait of Benjamin Metcalf of Wilmington, Vermont, c. 1830.


Unsigned, the figure identified in a penciled inscription verso. Oil on
panel, 14 x 10 in., in a period grain-painted frame. Condition: Minor
paint losses and retouch, two light scratches, panel slightly bowed.

Note: The man depicted in the present lot is the cabinetmaker who
made and labeled the yarn swift, lot 39.
$1,000-1,500

3.
Paint-decorated Pine Storage Box, Charlotte, Vermont, c. 1853,
rectangular box with hinged lid, opening to a cavity over a single drawer,
the drawer back inscribed in pencil “Will Williams Charlotte, Vt. July 10,
‘53,” the front of the box with two oval reserves painted with scenic
views, probably the town of Charlotte, Vermont, and Lake Champlain,
on an ochre-painted ground with brown linear borders, and outlining
oval reserves on the top and sides, (minor paint wear), ht. 10 3/4, wd.
17, dp. 12 1/2 in.

Provenance: J. Dickerson Inc. auctioneers, to Harold E. Cole,


Woodbury, Connecticut, to the consignor, who purchased it December
4, 1994.
$800-1,200

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Carved and Gilded Catamount Figural Tavern Sign, probably Federal Inlaid Cherry Bombe Chest of Drawers, attributed to George
Bennington County, Vermont, c. 1893, relief-carved figure with gilt over Stedman, Norwich, Vermont, c. 1800-20, inlaid with stringing along the
gessoed wood, including black metal stand and a white painted wood top edge and the drawer borders, on the base of flaring French feet
wall-mounted display shelf, (repairs to tail), ht. 25, wd. 4 1/2, lg. 5 ft. 2 joined by a shaped skirt, old octagonal eagle-and-shield embossed
in. brasses, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 35, wd. 41, dp. 18 1/2 in.

Provenance: According to notes kept by the consignors, the figure Provenance: 19th century descent in the West family of Royalton,
reportedly was carved by a carousel figure carver for the 1893 Vermont. An accompanying note about where the piece was found
Bennington, Vermont, Centennial Celebration. It was owned by a reads in part: “In with ‘attic discards’ at Westlands, in South Royalton,
gentleman whose Vermont grandparents were antique collectors in the Vermont, the Farm owned by Frank S. and Ellen W. Ainsworth.
1920s, and the figure had been stored in their attic for many years. Rescued by their daughter, Ida Ainsworth Cole, in 1916...”

Exhibitions: Vermont: Myths and Realities, Vermont Folk Life Center, Purchased by the consignors at James Dickerson Auction, Fermsburg,
Middlebury College, and Bennington Museum. Vermont, August 10, 1997.

Note: The eastern mountain lion or catamount (a variant of “cat of the Literature: See Zogry, pp. 118-119, cat. no 69, for an analysis of
mountain”) was adopted by Vermonters as a symbol of their tenacity. another example of this uniquely Vermont form. In the description,
In the 18th century, a catamount grinning defiance at New York was Zogry implies that there are at least five additional examples known,
the sign and rallying symbol of the Green Mountain Boys before the including one at the Bennington Museum, and another at Winterthur;
Revolutionary War at Jonas Fay’s Catamount Tavern in Bennington, and see Charles Robinson, p. 99.
Vermont, $15,000-25,000
$12,000-15,000

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6. 7.
Vermont Needlework Sampler, “MARGARET ALLEN BORN JUNE Needlework Family Record Sampler, “Wrought by Clarissa Hastings
THE 20 1721,” reported to be the earliest known Vermont sampler, Aged 13 1833,” Waitsfield, Vermont, silk threads on a linen ground
executed with silk threads on a linen ground, stitched with three depicting a temple with columns and checkerboard floor enclosing the
alphabets interspersed with geometric, scroll, and floral borders, the vital statistics of Garingter Hastings (b. 1779), Hannah Olcott (b. 1784),
lower register ornamented with a flowering vine, (toning, light stains), 12 who were married March 7, 1801, and their thirteen children, flanked
x 9 in., in a later bird’s-eye maple frame. by pious verses, with “Miss Susan McAuley Instructres” stitched above
the temple, large flower blossoms stitched in the upper corners, and
Provenance: According to research provided by the consignor, the weeping willow trees in the bottom corners, all enclosed in a sawtooth
sampler first changed hands publicly at a Brunswick, Maine, auction c. border, 17 1/4 x 17 3/4 in., in a later bird’s-eye maple veneer frame.
1978. It was owned by Mr. and Mrs. James Marsh (now deceased) of
Prout’s Neck, Maine. James Marsh was the nephew of Mrs. James Exhibitions: The First Effort of My Infant Hand: Early Vermont Samplers,
Bailey who owned the sampler at the time (c. 1921) the sampler was The Bennington Museum, June 1997–November 1997.
listed in the American Samplers publication.
Note: According to previous research and genealogy listed on the back
Literature: This sampler is listed under samplers made between 1700- of the sampler, this Waitsfield, Vermont, sampler exhibits two distinctive
1799, and from Vermont, in American Samplers, by Ethel S. Bolton and elements of the Waitsfield style samplers: the flowing vines which twine
Eva J. Cole, originally published by the Society of the Colonial Dames of around the columns, and the weeping willows flanking the temple; the
America, Boston, 1921, reprinted by Dover Publications Inc., New York, use of green and black threads was preferred by this school. Clarissa’s
1973, p. 29. On page 28, which lists the date of the earliest known instructress, Susan McAuley, is listed in the History of Waitsfield as a
sampler from each state, Vermont’s is listed at 1728, the date of the teacher in Waitsfield.
present lot.
$3,000-5,000 Clarissa Webb Hastings was born July 20, 1820, in Swanzey, New
Hampshire. She moved with her family to Waitsfield in 1822, where she
stitched the sampler. Her father bought a portion of a mill, and also
kept a tavern there for many years. On January 8, 1848 she married
Seymour L. Graves of Johnson, Vermont; she died in October of 1860.
$1,200-1,500

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Silk Needlework Memorial Picture to Maria Juliet Allen, probably Vermont, c. 1811 stitched with silk and chenille threads on a silk ground
highlighted with paint on the silk background, the figure’s faces and hands and ink inscription, depicting a landscape centered with four figures:
a man and woman, and a younger man and woman, grieving beside an urn-topped monument, the plinth inscribed in an oval reserve: “SACRED
To The Memory of JULIET ALLEN, Who Departed This Life August 18th, 1811, In the 18th Year of Her Age.,” with a weeping willow draping its
branches over the figures, and mountains, trees, water, and shrubbery in the background, (imperfections), sight size 20 1/2 x 24 1/2 in., in a later
gold and eglomise mat and molded giltwood frame.

Provenance: Bernstein-Frankau collection, Armonk, New York, sold at Northeast Auctions, August 2, 1998, lot 889, then to the consignors.

Literature: Pictured in situ in The Magazine Antiques, November 1946, p. 315. It was then in the Bernstein-Frankau collection.

Note: Genealogical information indicates Maria Juliet Allen was born May 22, 1794, the third and last child of Major General Ira Allen (b. April
21 or May 1, 1751, in Cornwall, Connecticut) and his wife Jerusha (Hayden, b. February 6, 1764, in Colchester, Vermont). Maria died at the
age of seventeen while attending school at St. Albans, Vermont. Her father was an important figure in American and Vermont history. He was
the youngest of eight children and brother to Ethan Allen, the commandant of the Green Mountain Boys, who were instrumental in the disputes
between New York and New Hampshire over the region that became Vermont. In colonial times Ira was successful in rallying the Green Mountain
Boys of Vermont to help defeat the Hessian soldiers at the Battle of Bennington, he was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1791,
founder of the state of Vermont and the state treasurer from 1775-1785, and was founder of the University of Vermont.
$2,000-4,000

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Queen Anne Tiger Maple High Chest of Drawers, Rhode Island, dated 1749, the upper section with
thumbmolded drawers set into the base by a deep two-part midmolding, the lower dovetailed case of
thumbmolded drawers on “removable” cabriole legs with arris knees continuing to slipper feet, replaced 18th
century brasses, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 69 1/2, lower case wd. 39, dp. 21; offered together
with a pen and ink calligraphic family record of the births and marriages of the John Clapp family of Warwick,
Rhode Island, inscribed “James Pollard’s Scriptit,” and dated “July 29, AD 1796,” in original black and gilt
frame bearing the label of Peter Grinnell & Son, Providence, sight size 14 1/2 x 11 1/2; and a small framed
needlework sampler by Mercy Stafford Waterman Clapp, aged nine years, 1830, sight size 8 x 9 in.

Provenance: Highboy descended in the family of John Waterman (1691-1751) and Mercy Stafford Waterman
of Warwick, Rhode Island; Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques, Colchester, Connecticut, 1991; acquired by
the present owners from the preceding.
$15,000-25,000

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Carved Cherry Tall Case Clock, Asahel (b. 1759) and
Martin (1778-c. 1830) Cheney, Putney, Vermont, 1798-
1803, the engraved brass tombstone dial with a rampant
lion in the arch, floral spandrels, seconds hand and calendar
aperture, signed “Asahel Cheney/Putney,” with eight-day
brass weight-driven movement, refinished, (imperfections),
ht. 90 in.

Provenance: Douglas Marland Collection, Windsor House,


New Canaan, Connecticut; Bernard and S. Dean Levy, New
York City, 1993; purchased by the current owners from the
preceding.

Literature: See Zogry, p. 108, cat. no. 60.

Exhibitions: The Best the Country Affords: Vermont


Furniture, 1765–1850, The Bennington Museum,
Bennington, Vermont, 1995.

Note: Zogry tells us that Asahel and Martin were sons of


Benjamin Cheney, of East Hartford, Connecticut, and they
moved up the river to Vermont in the mid-1790s. He further
guesses that Martin Cheney, who signed the bottom of the
seat board “This clock made by Martin Cheney,” might have
done so because his brother’s name only appears on the
dial.
$10,000-15,000
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Vermont Needlework Sampler, “This sampler was executed at Needlework Sampler, “Susan Delano, Stowe, Vermont, Made by a
Waitsfield 1821 by Joanna Barnard, aged 10 years: born at Waitsfield Tamil girl.,” the sampler was stitched by a girl whose parents were
October 12th 1810,” stitched with silk threads on a linen ground, missionaries in Ceylon, (now Sri Lanka), and later moved to Stowe,
with seven rows of alphabets over name and date lines with light blue Vermont, stitched with silk threads on a linen ground with rows of
Queen’s stitch on two edges, and a pious verse flanked by a bird, dog, English and Ceylon alphabets, also stitched “1855 Oodoo Pitty/Jaffna
tree, and plant, the whole enclosed in a meandering flowering vine, Ceylon,” which was Susan’s Ceylonese name; the “made by a Tamil
(toning, minor stains), 16 1/2 x 17 1/2 in., in a later frame. girl” phrase refers to the Tamil Indians, a native ethnic group in northern
Ceylon, 11 1/2 x 12 in., in a mahogany veneer frame.
Exhibitions: The First Effort of My Infant Hand: Early Vermont Samplers,
The Bennington Museum, June 1997–November 1997. Exhibitions: Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, By a Child’s
Hand Wrought: American Folk Art by Children, October 20–November
Note: According to previous research by The Bennington Museum, 30, 1979; The Bennington Museum, The First Effort of My Infant Hand:
this Waitsfield, Vermont, sampler exhibits a few of several distinctive Early Vermont Samplers, June 1997–November 1997.
elements of Waitsfield style samplers: satin stitched flowing vines which $300-500
twine around the sampler, a distinctive % character after Joanna’s
script alphabet, and a floral ground line she used under her name.
13.
In History of the town of Waitsfield, Vermont, 1782-1908: with family Needlework Sampler, “Executed by Helen McL..n/aged 9 years,”
genealogies, G.E. Littlefield, Matt Bushnell Jones, Boston, 1909, it 1827, stitched with seven rows of alphabets over the lower register with
is listed that Joanna was the daughter of Ebenezer (b. 1783) and a house, two dogs, a girl, peacock, and a bird perched on a flowering
Experience (Childs, b. 1784). Barnard, who resided at the paternal farm bush, enclosed on three sides with a scroll border, (toning, fading,
in Waitsfield where she was the second child of six children born to the minor stains), 11 1/4 x 16 3/4 in., in a later burl veneer frame.
couple, married Anson Fisk (b. Oct. 31, 1806), and died December 21, $300-500
1891.
$1,200-1,800

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Federal Cherry and Bird’s-eye Maple and Mahogany Veneer Ruth W. Shute (American, 1803-1882)
Half Sideboard, made in the shop of Hastings Warren (1779-1845),
Middlebury, Vermont, 1814, the cockbeaded inlaid drawers with Portrait of a St. Albans, Vermont, Woman. Unsigned, with printed
opalescent Sandwich glass pulls, added in 1833, (old refinish), ht. 39 and inscribed paper artist’s label applied to the back of canvas:
1/2, case wd. 40 1/2, dp. 19 in. “Painted by Mrs. R.W. Shute St. Albans F[ebruary] 1835.” Oil on
canvas, 30 1/2 x 24 in., with original stretcher and molded giltwood
Literature: See Zogry, pp. 64-65, cat. no. 28. frame. Condition: Minor scattered retouch, stable craquelure.

Exhibitions: The Best the Country Affords: Vermont Furniture, Provenance: Purchased from Stephen/Douglas Antiques, Rockingham,
1765-1850, The Bennington Museum, 1995, catalogue number 28; Vermont, in 1994.
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, 1995.
Note: Ruth W. Shute and her physician husband Dr. Samuel A.
Note: An inscription on the underside of the top right hand drawer Shute were itinerant portrait painters known for their individual and
traces the history of the piece. It reads in part, “Huldah Chipman’s collaborated watercolor portraits of individuals living in Massachusetts,
daughter of Maj’r Gen. Timothy F. Chipman. Purchased of Brig. Gen. New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and northern New York State
Hastings Warren of Middlebury, Vt./Shoreham, Vt./Nov’m. 1814.” beginning in 1827. It appears Samuel became very ill around 1834-35
and was unable to paint. It has been discovered in recent times that
Zogry notes, “no piece of Vermont furniture is better documented than several oil on canvas paintings, all executed by Mrs. Shute and dating
this one, which descended for 125 years in an unbroken matriarchal line from 1834-35, were discovered in the Plattsburg, New York, and St.
from the original owner, a member of one of Addison County’s most Albans, Vermont, area, indicating Ruth had taken the responsibility of
prominent early families.” earning a living by painting portraits in these towns while her husband
$4,000-6,000 was ill and being cared for by family in nearby Champlain, New York.
Samuel died in 1836 at the age of thirty-two. Ruth subsequently
moved to Concord, New Hampshire, remarried, then moved to
Kentucky, and continued painting until about 1839.

This is the only known labeled painting by the artist.


$4,000-6,000

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16. 17.
Zedekiah Belknap (American, 1781-1858) Red-painted Windsor High Chair, Windsor County, Vermont, c. 1820-
30, the cresting decorated with roses, old surface, (imperfections), ht.
Pair of Portraits of a New England Man and Woman, c. 1820. 35 1/2, seat ht. 22 in.
Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 22 1/4, x 17 1/2 in., in matching period
gilt-gesso frames, the protective backings are mounted with the Provenance: A note attached to the bottom of the chair indicates that
original “Hastings & Davenport” printed paper Boston framer’s labels. it was purchased for Harriet Elizabeth Howe of Royalton, Vermont, in
Condition: Relined, both with minor retouch and craquelure. 1845, when it was likely repainted red.
$800-1,200
Provenance: Family descent from the original owners, sold at Christies,
New York, auction 7924, lot 109, June 22, 1994, with auction label
affixed to the back of the frame, then to the consignors.
$4,000-6,000

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Fancy-Painted Dressing Table, New England, c.
1830, the surface painted to resemble rosewood and
decorated with gilt stencil and foliate designs, original
brass pulls, old surface, (minor imperfections), overall
ht. 37 1/2, wd. 31 1/2, dp. 15 1/2 in.
$800-1,200

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Federal Tiger Maple Slant-lid Desk, attributed
to Asa Loomis, Shaftsbury, Vermont, c. 1815-20,
replaced pulls, (imperfections), ht. 43, wd. 41 1/4, dp.
19 in.

Provenance: Originally belonged to Lemuel Buck,


and descended in his family, Shaftsbury, Bennington
County, Vermont, until approximately 1992.

Literature: See Robinson, p. 75; and Celebrating


Vermont, exhibition catalogue, no. 7, p. 104.

Exhibitions: Celebrating Vermont: Myths and


Realities, Middlebury College, 1991.
$4,000-6,000

20.
Cherry Shop Wall Regulator, Levi Pitkin (1774-
1854), Montpelier, Vermont, c. 1800, the dovetailed
rectangular case with hinged glazed door, with
19 circular engraved brass dial inscribed “Pitkin,
Montpelier,” the inscription flanking the large minute
hand which points to the outermost ring, two smaller
dials show the hour and seconds, with eight-day
brass weight-powered movement with drop strike on
the hour, the clock intended to measure the accuracy
of clocks and watches being made or repaired in the
shop, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 50, wd.
15 1/2, dp. 8 in.

Literature: See Zogry, p. 140, cat. no. 85.

Exhibitions: The Best the Country Affords, Vermont


Furniture, 1765–1850, Bennington Museum,
Bennington, Vermont, 1995; Shelburne Museum,
Shelburne, Vermont, 1995.

Note: According to Zogry, “Levi Pitkin was born in


East Hartford, Connecticut, and was apprenticed
to Daniel Burnap of Neighboring East Windsor. He
had relocated to Montpelier by 1800, bringing the
eighteenth-century Connecticut clockmaking tradition
as far north into the interior of Vermont as far as it
would ever reach.” He continues to say that similarly
used clocks were designed by Aaron Willard, Jr., and
Elnathan Taber in Boston.
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21. 22.
Federal Tiger Maple and Cherry Inlaid Chest of Drawers, Asa American School, 19th Century
Loomis, Shaftsbury, Vermont, 1816, the case of cockbeaded drawers
and flanking bird’s-eye maple panels, refinished, replaced brass pulls, View of a Barnet Centre, Vermont, Church, c. 1830. Unsigned.
(minor imperfections), inscribed on the underside of the top by the Watercolor on paper, 12 x 14 3/4 in., in a period molded wood frame
cabinetmaker “Made by Asa Loomis in the year 1816,” ht. 45 1/4, case with gilt liner. Condition: Toning, tear c.l., stains, seven pinhole size
wd. 42 1/2, dp. 20 3/4 in. punctures.

Literature: See Zogry, pp. 42-23; and Robinson, p. 75. Provenance: A note affixed to the verso is inscribed: “This picture was
painted by Mrs. Goodmiller-wife of one of the pastors of the Barnet
Provenance: Sold at Skinner, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, Centre Church. About 1878 it was given to Agnes Nelson Bachelder
Bolton, Massachusetts, March 23, 1997, lot 80. Gilkerson by Mrs. Wm. Lendr---n of So. Argyle, N.Y. It then descended
$3,000-5,000 to her daughter -Laura Jane Gilkerson Morris. After her death it came
to Agnes E. Morris Oat---an- 1941.”
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Painted “A.W. TITUS” Lion and Lamb Tavern Sign, early 19th Framed Silhouette Portraits of a Keene, New Hampshire, Family,
century, wide rectangular pine panel painted with figures of a lion and a seven bust-length cut white, laid paper silhouettes of a mother, father,
lamb over gilt lettered proprietor’s name “A.W. TITUS,” (imperfections), two sons and three daughters, lightly affixed to black card, a label on
22 1/2 x 37 in. the back is inscribed “Silhouettes of a Keene, New Hampshire, family,
1830s,” (minor light stains), 10 x 9 in., in a mahogany veneer frame.
Note: Some time ago the trade sign was recycled for use as a tabletop $400-600
to an old chair-table base, hence the distinctive square outline on it.
The base and loose replacement tabletop accompanies the sign.
$3,000-5,000 25.
Silhouette Portrait of a Lady, America, c. 1830, hollow-cut half-length
portrait with graphite details, backed with black silk fabric, (minor
toning, and foxing, repairs), sight size 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 in., in a period
molded black-painted frame.
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26.
Rare and Important Federal Tiger Maple and Mahogany, Flame Birch and Bird’s-
eye Maple Veneer Inlaid Bureau, Rutland, Vermont, 1805-15, replaced brasses,
refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 41 1/2, case wd. 42, top dp. 20 1/4 in.

Provenance: Nathan Liverant and Son; Israel Sack, Inc.; Christie’s New York, Important
American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art and Decorative Arts, June 23, 1993, lot 204, pp.
132-33.

Exhibitions: The Best the Country Affords: Vermont Furniture, 1765–1850, Bennington
Museum, Bennington, Vermont; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, 1995.

Literature: See Zogry, pp. 38-39, cat. no. 12; American Antiques in Israel Sack
Collection, Volume VII (New York, 1983), p. 1709; William Hosley, Jr., “Vermont
Furniture 1790–1830,” in Old Time New England, Volume 72 (SPNEA, Boston, 1987),
fig. 1981; and Hosley (III), p. 72.
$50,000-75,000

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Federal Cherry and Tiger Maple Veneer Chest of Drawers, Vermont Needlework Sampler, “Ann L. Reed Proformed This Trifle
Champlain Valley, possibly Rutland, Vermont, c. 1810-20, the Aged 8 Years May 31 AD 1831,” Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont,
cockbeaded case on cutout feet, scrolling apron with central worked in silk threads on a linen ground with rows of alphabets and
rectangular drop panel, refinished, replaced brasses, ht. 37, case wd. signature lines over the verse “Whatsoever ye would that men should
41, dp. 19 1/2 in. do unto you, do you the same to them.,” over “Friendship & Unity,”
$2,500-3,500 enclosed in a Greek key border, 8 1/4 x 3 1/4 in., in a later molded
wood frame.

28. Note: Ann Livingston Reed was born in 1823, the daughter of
Frederick John Reed, of Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont. She
Springfield, Vermont, Needlework Family Record, “Wrought by Mary
may have been a Quaker as the phrase “Proformed This Trifle” is used
Lockwood in the 12th year of her,” 1826, stitched with silk threads on
almost exclusively on Quaker samplers.
a linen ground with an arched flowering vine above register listing the
$400-600
vital statistics of John Lockwood (b. 1793), his wife Esther (b. 1791),
their daughter and the needle worker Mary (b. 1814), Samuel Haskin (b.
1761 at Bolton, Connecticut), Esther’s second husband after John died, 33.
sometime before 1822, and Samuel Haskin, Jr., the son of Esther and Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Sofa, possibly
Samuel, Mary’s stepbrother (b. 1822); the lower register depicting three by Nahum Parker, Middlebury, Vermont, c. 1825-35, with circular arms
funeral urns, the first partly stitched with the date of Mary’s stepfather’s terminating in lyre clock facades, ht. 35, wd. 84, dp. 20 1/2 in.
death “August 14th 18--,” bordered with running diamond bands and a
sawtooth border, (imperfections), 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in., in a later molded Literature: See Hosley, pp. 68-69; Zogry, pp. 84-85, cat. no. 45; and
giltwood frame. Robinson, pp. 84-85.

Exhibitions: The First Effort of My Infant Hand: Early Vermont Samplers, Exhibitions: The Best the Country Affords: Vermont Furniture, 1765–
The Bennington Museum, June 1997–November 1997. 1850, Bennington Museum, 1995, catalogue number 45; Shelburne
$600-800 Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, 1995.

Note: This sofa is one of four of its kind known. Two of the others
are at the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury and at the Equinox Hotel in
29. Manchester, Vermont. According to Zogry, the possible maker Nahum
Woodbury, Vermont, Needlework Sampler, “Laura Judson Parker purchased mahogany, upholstery, and fittings from Boston
Woodbury/August 25 1832 AD,” worked in silk threads on a linen and New York and in 1829 advertised “Two Sofas, trimmed in elegant
ground, with four rows of alphabets over a band of diamonds and style.”
numerals, the name and date line with the initials “ME,” possibly the $1,000-1,500
initials of Laura’s teacher, the verse “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to
do[,] do it with thy might,” (which is ironic as Mary left her sampler
unfinished), over a corner block stitched with baskets, a tabletop set 34.
with a pair of candlesticks flanking a basket of fruit, a flowering vine and Classical Carved Birch and Mahogany Veneer Chest of Drawers,
zigzag border, all enclosed by a leafy vine, (toning), 12 1/2 x 17 in., in a Rutland County, Vermont, possibly by Caleb Knowlton, Brandon,
later red-painted reeded wood frame with bull’s-eye corner blocks. Vermont, c. 1825-35, shaped backsplash above three short drawers
on projecting case of four drawers, flanked by acanthus-carved ogee-
Exhibitions: The First Effort of My Infant Hand: Early Vermont Samplers, molded capitals on half-engaged pineapple-carved and ring-turned
The Bennington Museum, June 1997–November 1997. posts, all on bulbous turned feet, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht.
$600-800 48 1/2, case wd. 41, dp. 20 in.
$400-600

30. 35.
Rutland County, Vermont, Needlework Family Register Sampler, Classical Wavy Birch and Pine Turned Tall Post Tester Bed,
“Eveline Townsend aged 11 years, Wallingford, Rutland County, Burlington, Vermont, area, c. 1825-35, the four vase- and ring-turned
Vermont...1836,” stitched with silk threads on a linen ground, with rows posts topped by acorns and continuing to vase- and ring-turned legs
of alphabets and numerals, the names of her father Samuel Townsend, joining scrolled head- and footboards, old refinish, (imperfections), ht.
her mother Lucy Townsend, her brother Norman Townsend, and 95, wd. 50, lg. 72 in.
her own name, town, and county; the bottom line is worked with her
family’s first initials stitched in reverse order, and the last letters of the Provenance: This bed reportedly belonged to Peter Washburn, a
alphabet with an additional “O,” she also stitched the lower case “q” Dartmouth College graduate of 1835 and resident of Woodstock, who
backward in both alphabets, (imperfections), 8 x 17 3/4 in., in a later was selected Adjutant and Inspector-General of Vermont, with the rank
frame. of Brigadier-General, until the end of the Civil War, after which he was
elected Governor of Vermont.
Exhibitions: The First Effort of My Infant Hand: Early Vermont Samplers, $1,500-2,500
The Bennington Museum, June 1997–November 1997.
$400-600
36.
Painted Wood Ship Weather Vane, reportedly made by a Portuguese
laborer who was brought to Vermont by William Jarvis (1770-1845),
31.
U.S. consul to Portugal, 1802-11, three-masted vessel, with wirework
Needlework Sampler, “Rebecca Eliza,” early 19th century, worked
rigging, lifeboat, and flag off the stern, weathered black and white paint,
with silk threads on a linen ground with seven rows of alphabets, over a including wood stand and wall mounted wood shelf and brackets, ht.
basket with flowering plant, (toning, fading, stains), 16 1/4 x 10 1/2 in., 43 1/2, lg. 64 1/2 in.
in a later burl veneer frame.
$400-600 Note: William Jarvis introduced Merino sheep and their wool to
Vermont, which became the state’s biggest industry.

According to the consignors, a mate to this weather vane is in the


Vermont Historical Society.
$6,000-8,000

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Federal Carved and Gilt-gesso Mirror, New England, c. 1820-25, the Paint-decorated Sideboard, attributed to the Loomis workshop,
tablet centering an acorn in high relief, original gilding, (imperfections), Shaftsbury, Vermont, c. 1825-40, the rectangular top above two short
ht. 29, cornice wd. 20 3/4 in. drawers and long drawer, with two recessed hinged doors below
$800-1,200 flanked by ring-turned swelled pilasters continuing to turned feet, ht. 48
3/4, wd. 49, dp. 20 in.

Literature: See Zogry, pp. 45-46, cat. no. 17; and Robinson, p. 75.
38.
Ten Early Kitchen Implements, late 18th/early 19th century, a handled Exhibitions: The Best the Country Affords, Vermont Furniture 1765–
wood and pierced sheet iron grater, a round cutting board with integral 1850, Bennington Museum, 1995, catalogue number 17.
handle, a possible Shaker maple butter paddle with make-do pegged $1,500-2,500
repair on crack, a sheet metal hand scoop, a steel spatula with turned
wood handle, a tiger maple butter paddle, a steel chopper with turned
41.
wood handle, a small round lapped-seam sieve, an oval tin grater with
Horace Bundy (American, 1814-1883)
handle, and a small tin strainer with handle, dia. 4 3/4-16 1/2 in.
$400-600
Pair of Portraits of a Husband and Wife. Signed on reverse in black
script “H. Bundy Pinxt,” also bearing a stenciled Troy, New York, firm’s
mark on the back of the canvas. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in original
giltwood frames. Condition: Good, relined, scattered retouch.
39.
Vermont Labeled Maple Yarn Swift, “Benj. Metcalf & Co. Cabinet Note: Itinerant painter Horace Bundy often made large black script
Makers, Woodstock, Vt.,” 19th century, the swift topped with a turned notations on the reverse of his canvases, as in this case. In his later
yarn cup on shaft with adjustable expanding slat yarn winder and turned works, he often used a painted oval to surround his subjects.
clamp with printed maker’s label, accompanied by a four-page memoir $3,000-5,000
Metcalf Recollections by Minnie Metcalf, 1953-55, written for Arlene
Metcalf Moran, ht. 22 1/4, dia. expanding to 26 1/2 in.
42.
Literature: See Zogry, pp. 120-121; and Robinson, p. 78. Horace Bundy (American, 1814-1883)
$400-600
Portrait of a Ludlow, Vermont, Gentleman. Signed verso “Painted
By H. Bundy Ludlow, Sept. 1845.” Oil on canvas, 28 x 24 in., in the
original molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor retouch.
$800-1,200

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43. 47.
Four Early Lighting Devices, late 18th/early 19th century, an iron Painted and Signed Vermont Storage Box, Firkin, and Footstool,
multiple-wick pendant lamp with swivel suspension, an iron betty lamp 19th century, rectangular pine box with hinged lid with leather strap
with wick support and hook, an iron pendant rush holder with candle handle, painted black over earlier red, the front inscribed with gilt
socket counterweight and sawtooth trammel, and a saucered tin lamp lettering “J. HERRICK. W. Randolph, Vt.”; the interior lined with period
stand or tidy, ht. 3 3/4-15 in. printed cotton fabric and fitted with a red-painted two-compartment lift-
$400-600 out tray, (minor paint wear, crack to lid), ht. 8, wd. 21, dp. 12; together
with a gray-painted stave and hoop-constructed covered firkin with wire
bail and turned hardwood handle, ht. 9 1/2; and a small red-painted
pine footstool with bootjack ends, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 13, dp. 7 3/4 in.
44. $300-500
Three Wrought Iron Hearth Toasters, 18th to early 19th century, a
rotary toaster with scroll grill and tripod feet, two dangle toasters, one
with scroll grill and ram’s horn handle terminal, the other with bar grill
and handle with impressed monogram and possible year made “G.N.R.
1818,” ht. 6 3/4-28 in.
$500-700

45.
Seven Iron Hearth Tools and Implements, late 18th/early 19th
century, a large deep sheet iron skillet with long wrought iron handle
stamped with indistinct maker’s name and pine tree on tripod legs; four
wrought iron trivets, two round, two triangular; a crown-shaped game
hanging rack; and a rectangular sheet iron ember carrier with hinged lid,
ht. 1 3/4-12 1/4, dia. 8-32 in.
$400-600

46.
Bayonet-mounted Civil War Muzzle-loading Percussion Musket,
Lamson, Goodnow, & Yale, Windsor, Vermont, and Shelburne Falls,
Massachusetts, c. 1864, 58 caliber musket with walnut stock, the lock
plate marked “U.S./L.G-&Y/Windsor Vt” and dated 1864, “VP” and
eagle’s head marked on left side of the barrel.
$400-600

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48. 51.
Painted Pine Chest of Drawers, probably Massachusetts, c. 1700- British School, 17th Century
1720, the single arch-molded case of two short drawers and four
graduated long drawers on turned turnip feet, replaced engraved Portrait of Mrs. Adam Winthrop. Unsigned, dated “An 1666” u.l., and
teardrop pulls, old black over earlier paint, ht. 43 1/4, wd. 38 1/4, dp. inscribed with the age of the subject “47” u.l. Oil on canvas, 25 x 29
20 1/4 in. in., unframed. Condition: Restored, with minor paint loss l.c.
$4,000-6,000
Provenance: Sold at Skinner, June 1987, sale 1156, lot 167. The
remains of an old label from the original stretcher are inscribed “A
portrait of Mrs. Winthrop wife of Adam Winthrop of Groton Manor,
49. Suffolke.” The subject may possibly be related to John Winthrop (1588-
Painted-decorated Queen Anne Mirror, New England, 18th century, 1649), the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
the molded pine frame with high scrolled crest, painted with red and $800-1,200
white flowers and leaves, (loss on crest), 16 1/4 x 8 5/8 in.
$2,500-3,000
52.
Framed Needlework Purse Fragment, “Mary Burnet June 18th 1805,”
fully stitched fragment with silk threads on a linen ground, with the girl’s
50. name and date stitched on the top band over a basket of flowers and
Framed Floral Beadwork Picture, probably England, 17th century, crossed flower sprigs, (toning), 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in., in a period mitered
composed of vibrant colored glass beads, metallic thread and sequins wood frame.
stitched to a silk ground, with large central blossoming stem in central $600-800
oval reserve surrounded by fruiting vines and flowers, some motifs
raised and stuffed, (losses), 10 x 9 1/4 in., in an old but later carved and
painted wood frame. 53.
Small Walnut Veneer Six-drawer Cabinet, England, late 18th century,
Provenance: Ex Katherine Prentiss Murphy collection, sold at Skinner, the top with crossbanded border above six drawers arranged in
September 1983, lot 336. three rows of two, replaced brass teardrop pulls, old refinish, (minor
$800-1,200 imperfections), ht. 9 1/2, wd. 13 1/2, dp. 6 1/4 in.
$400-600

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Oak Spoon Rack with Pewter Spoons, Small Pine Spoon Rack,
and a Mahogany Knife Box, America or England, 19th century, three-
tier spoon rack with pierced shaped backboard for hanging, housing
fifteen assorted pewter spoons; a small arched-back pine spoon rack
with slots for three spoons; and a rectangular mahogany knife box with
canted sides, the center dividing panel pierced with handle hold, ht. 13,
4, 6 3/4, lg. 14 1/2, 8, 15 1/2 in., respectively.
$400-600

55.
Black-painted Carved Bannister-back Side Chair, probably
Massachusetts, early 18th century, with Prince of Wales cresting,
block-, vase-, and ring-turned stiles topped by turned ball finials, above
the rush seat on block-, vase-, and ring-turned front legs joined to the
slightly raking rear legs by bulbous-turned stretchers, old black-painted
surface, ht. 46 1/2, seat ht. 16 1/2 in.
$8,000-12,000

56.
Black-painted Carved Maple Cane-back Side Chair, New England,
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early 18th century, the carved cresting above the molded back flanked
by block-, vase-, and ring-turned stiles, on beaded trapezoidal seat,
and four similarly turned legs joined by stretchers, (imperfections), ht. 49
1/4, seat ht. 18 1/4 in.
$600-800

57.
Maple and Pine Bannister-back Armchair, New England, last half
18th century, the shaped crest above three molded bannisters joining
vase- and ring-turned posts, with scrolled arms on vase- and ring-
turned supports continuing to legs joined by double stretchers, old 55
refinish, ht. 47 1/2, seat ht. 19 in.
$400-600

58.
Painted-decorated Slat-back Armchair, New England, mid-18th
century, with vase- and ring-turned arm supports and bulbous-turned
double stretchers, early 19th century grain-painted and yellow striped
decoration, ht. 41 1/2, seat ht. 15 1/2 in.
$1,200-1,800

59.
Maple Roundabout Chair, New England, 18th century, the curved
backrest continuing to scrolled handholds, on vase- and ring-turned
stiles joined by shaped splats continuing to turned legs joined by turned
double stretchers, old varnished surface, ht. 29 3/4, seat ht. 16 1/2 in.
$800-1,200

60.
Embroidered Wool Coverlet, probably New England, late 18th
century, the black wool twill ground woven in three sections and
stitched with colored wool yarns in fanciful floral designs, bordered
with undulating flowering and fruiting vines and geometric patterns,
in a variety of stitches including chain stitch, cross-stitch, outline,
blanket, and long and short stitch, (minor stitch losses, six small patch
reinforcements to back), 88 x 78 in.

Literature: For similar coverlets, see America’s Quilts and Coverlets, by


Carleton L. Safford and Robert Bishop, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York,
1972, pp. 64-65.
$6,000-8,000
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61. 64.
Turned Maple and Ash Slat-back Armchair, probably New England, Federal Cherry Breakfast Table, New England, c. 1790-1800, the
last half 18th century, the four arched reverse-graduated slats joining serpentine shaped drop-leaf top on square tapering beaded legs
turned stiles with bulbous pommels, with scrolled arms and turned legs joined by a straight apron, original surface of worn red wash, (minor
joined by double stretchers, original splint seat, old finish, ht. 44 1/2, imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 35, dp. closed 18 1/4, dp. open 36 in.
seat ht. 16 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500
$400-600

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62. Black-painted Bannister-back Chair, New England, first half 18th
Red-painted Pine Bed, New England, late 18th century, with peaked century, with shaped crest and block-, vase-, and ring-turned stiles, the
head and footboards joining the mushroom-turned posts, old surface, similarly turned legs joined by bulbous front stretcher, ht. 44, seat ht. 17
(imperfections), ht. 31, wd. 42, lg. 68 1/2 in. 1/4 in.
$400-600
Provenance: Provenance: Joe Kindig, Jr. & Son, York, Pennsylvania,
sold consecutively with the following lot (63) at Christie’s, the collection
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of May and Howard Joynt, Alexandria, Virginia, January 19–20, 1990, in
Turned Maple and Ash Roundabout Chair, New England, late 18th
consecutive lots 467 and 468.
century, with shaped backrest, arched slats, and vase- and ring-turned
$3,000-5,000
stiles continuing to legs, old refinish, ht. 30 3/4, seat ht. 17 in.
$300-500
63.
Red-painted Turned Post Bed, New England, late 18th century, the 67.
four turned posts joining beaded head- and footboards, on vase- and Brown-painted Pine “Make-do” Mirror, America, early 19th
ring-turned legs, original surface, ht. 30 3/4, wd. 42 1/2, lg. 66 3/4 in. century, nailed open mortise joinery on small nearly square mirror with
chamfered aperture, wire hanger, worn brown paint, 6 x 5 1/8 in.
Provenance: Joe Kindig, Jr. & Son, York, Pennsylvania, sold $400-600
consecutively with the previous lot (62) at Christie’s, the collection of
May and Howard Joynt, Alexandria, Virginia, January 19–20, 1990, in
consecutive lots 467 and 468. 68.
$3,000-5,000 Painted Roundabout Chair, New England, mid-18th century, with
shaped backrest continuing to scrolled chamfered arms, on vase- and
ring-turned stiles continuing to legs and double stretchers, old black
painted surface over earlier red, ht. 30, seat ht. 16 1/2 in.
$400-600

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John Brewster (American, 1766-1854)

Pair of Portraits of Captain John Low (1745-1827) and His Wife Sara (Herrick). Unsigned. Oil on canvas, depicted in half-length and
seated with hand in front, clasping a book titled “Constitution,” Sara is portrayed holding a white rose, 30 x 25 in., in later molded giltwood
frames. Condition: Good, retouch to both, patch repair to bonnet bow on Sara.

Provenance: Family descent from Captain John Low.

Note: Captain Low, born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, served as captain in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War. He later
served as a Representative from the town of Lyman to the General Court of Massachusetts, and was a member of the convention in
Massachusetts which adopted the United States Constitution.
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70.
Black-painted, Turned, and Upholstered Make-Do
Armchair on Rockers, New England, 18th century, old
surface, ht. 43, seat ht. 18 in.
$800-1,200

71.
Turned Black-painted Side Chair, Connecticut, mid-
18th century, with pierced “heart-and-crown” crest joining
vase- and ring-turned stiles, above vasiform splat, rush
seat, and turned double front stretchers, old black paint,
(imperfections), ht. 43 3/4, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.
$400-600

72.
Child’s Brown-painted Poplar Blanket Chest over
Drawer, probably Connecticut, early 18th century, with
double-arch molded case, single drawer, on cutout
ends and valanced skirt, old wooden pulls, old surface,
(imperfections), ht. 24 3/4, wd. 27, dp. 12 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500

73.
Paint-decorated Bamboo-turned Windsor High Chair,
New England, early 19th century, on splayed legs, painted
to resemble exotic wood with mustard striping, ht. 35, seat
ht. 22 in.
$400-600

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Maple and Yellow Pine Tea Table, southern New England, probably Black-painted Fan-back Windsor Chair, possibly coastal
Rhode Island, mid-18th century, the oval top on four block-turned Connecticut, late 18th century, the curved crest rail with undulating
tapering legs ending in pad feet joined by a straight skirt with cyma- lower edge, carved seat, and vase- and ring-turning, old black paint
curved brackets, old refinish, (repairs to top), ht. 26 1/2, wd. 35 1/4, over earlier green and white, (paint wear), ht. 36, seat ht. 17 in.
dp. 29 in. $800-1,200

Provenance: Consigned by a descendant of John Goddard, the 18th


century Newport, Rhode Island, cabinetmaker.
$1,200-1,500 77.
Pair of Fan-back Windsor Side Chairs, southeastern New England,
late 18th century, with carved terminals and saddle seats, and splayed
75. vase- and ring-turned legs, later green-blue paint, (minor imperfections),
American School, 19th Century
ht. 39 1/2, seat ht. 18 in.
$2,000-3,000
Portrait of Lavinia Fanning Age Seven Years, c. 1803. Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 35 1/2 x 27 in., in a later molded mahogany frame.
Condition: Tears, paint losses.

Provenance: Family descent, reportedly the portrait has hung in the 78.
family home for over 200 years. Painted Continuous-arm Brace-back Windsor Chair, probably
Connecticut, c. 1780-90, old red-painted surface over earlier coats
Note: Lavinia Fanning was the daughter and only child of six children including green and black, (imperfections), ht. 35 1/4, seat ht. 16 1/2 in.
surviving infancy born to Nathaniel Fanning and his wife Elizabeth $1,500-2,500
(Smith). Her father Nathaniel (1755-1805) was an officer in the
Continental Navy and later the United States Navy, and most notable,
served as Midshipman on board the Bon Homme Richard under John
Paul Jones during its 1779 victorious ship-to-ship battle with the HMS 79.
Serapis. (The battle where Jones uttered “I have not yet begun to Red-painted Sack-back Windsor Chair, Newport, Rhode Island, area,
fight!”). late 18th century, with curved arm supports and carved seat, old red-
painted surface over earlier green, (paint wear), ht. 36 1/2, seat ht. 16
Lavinia was born September 11, 1796 in New York City, although 1/4 in.
the family eventually resided in Stonington, Connecticut. She married
Nathan Smith March 6, 1814 in Groton, Connecticut. A group of Provenance: Consigned by a descendant of John Goddard, the 18th
photocopied extensive Fanning family genealogy, excerpts from The century Newport, Rhode Island, cabinetmaker.
history of the Fanning Family, by Walter Frederick Brooks, published $800-1,200
in Winchester, Massachusetts, 1905, and an article about Nathaniel
Fanning from Historical Footnotes: Bulletin of the Stonington Historical
Society, Vol. XII, No. 3, May 1975, accompany the portrait.
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Royal Brewster Smith (Maine, 1801-1855)

Portrait of Abner Chase Stockin, Age Three, of Monmouth, Maine,


c. 1834. Unsigned, the sitter and artist identified in inscriptions on the
reverse. Oil on canvas, depicting the boy seated in a painted chair,
holding a book, 33 x 26 3/4 in., in a later molded giltwood frame.
Condition: Relined, retouch.

Provenance: Family descent.

Exhibitions: Collector’s View, March 15–April 20, 1986, Loch Haven Art
Center, Orange County, Florida, exhibition label affixed to the back.
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Note: A note written by Nina Fletcher Little identifying the artist as
Royal Brewster Smith is affixed to the reverse.
82.
Abner Chase Stockin was born August 30, 1831, the son of Thomas Folk Art Whirligig Tavern Sign, Connecticut, c. 1870s, carved
Blossom Stockin and Lydia Ann Chase. He graduated from Bowdoin laminated wood in the form of a woman wearing a broad-brimmed hat,
College in 1857, was a teacher for twelve years, and later an a narrow-waisted dress with full skirt, puffy sleeves, with wide paddle
hands, the dress and hat painted tan, with red wavy-line borders, and
educational publisher for thirty years. He married Helen Medora Towle
red bowknots on the sleeves, faceted black glass eyes, relief carved
(b. July 6, 1832) on August 3, 1858. They had at least one child, a son,
nose and ears, painted mouth, (imperfections), ht. 29 in.
Edwin Stockin (b. January 22, 1862, at Monmouth, Maine), who later
became the publisher of the Youth’s Companion of Boston. Abner died
Literature: This whirligig reportedly stood at the “Halfway House,” a
on January 11, 1901, at the age of seventy.
tavern and inn halfway between the towns of Darien and Stamford,
$4,000-6,000 Connecticut, established in 1876. Photographs of the inn are pictured
in Stamford Connecticut: Journey Through Time, by Carl Lobozza,
historian, Stamford Historical Society Inc., p. 29.
81.
Burlwood Bowl, America, early 19th century, round turned bowl with Illustrated in the Architectural Digest magazine article “Antiques: In the
integral carved handles, (imperfections), ht. 5 3/4, dia. 16 in. American Spirit,” December 1983, p. 109. A photocopy of the article
$4,000-6,000 and the magazine accompany the lot.
$8,000-12,000

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84

83. 84.
Gilt-copper and Zinc Peacock Weather Vane, America, late 19th/ Molded Gilt Copper Leaping Stag Weather Vane, Cushing & White,
early 20th century, full-body figure with embossed and corrugated Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th/early 20th century, full-body
sheet copper tail, zinc underbody and portion of legs, no stand, old figure, the surface with vestiges of gilding, yellow sizing and traces of
weathered gilt surface with verdigris, (one section of corrugated tail verdigris, no stand, (minor seam separation on hind leg, gilt loss), ht.
loose but retained, seam separations), ht. 17, lg. 32 1/2 in. 25, lg. 30 in.
$1,500-2,500
Literature: A similar example of a leaping stag weather vane by
Cushing & White is illustrated in The Art of the Weathervane, by Steve
Miller, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Pennsylvania, 1984, p. 53.
$3,000-5,000

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85. 88.
Cast Iron Sun Face Gate Weight, possibly Massachusetts, late 18th Molded Sheet Copper Rooster Weather Vane, America, late 19th
century, with stand, overall ht. 12 1/2, wd. 9 in. century, full-body figure mounted on a copper rod, with original verdigris
surface, no stand, (small front section of copper rod is loose), ht. 22
Provenance: Ex Peter Brams collection, sold at Skinner February 25, 3/4, lg. 19 in.
2001, sale 2506, lot 1284. $800-1,200
$4,000-6,000

89.
86. Brass Sundial, 19th century, round plate inscribed with Roman
Molded Copper Rooster Weather Vane, America, late 19th/early 20th numerals and sun face, scrolled axis, ht. 3, dia. 5 in.
century, flattened full-body figure with sheet copper comb, wattle, and $300-500
corrugated tail, mounted on a copper arrow, with original dark patina
and verdigris surface, with stand, (minor dents), overall ht. 30 1/2, lg.
33 in. 90.
$800-1,200 Pair of Urn-top Brass and Iron Knife Blade Andirons, America, late
18th century, each with brass urn finial on iron knife blade shaft with
lower brass frontal shield, supported on curved iron legs with penny
87. feet, ht. 17 1/4, wd. 7 1/2, dp. 18 1/2 in.
Molded Copper “Dexter” Running Horse Weather Vane, America, $800-1,200
late 19th century, molded sheet copper full-body figure with cast zinc
ears, mounted on a copper rod, with original verdigris surface with
traces of original gilding, no stand, ht. 17, lg. 37 in. 91.
Pair of Wrought Iron Andirons, Hearth Peel, and Tongs, America,
Provenance: This weather vane has been mounted on a barn in late 18th century, the andirons with scroll finial suspending a ring, on
Worcester County, Massachusetts, since its original purchase. arched legs; the peel with ram’s-horn terminal, andiron ht. 20, wd. 13,
$3,000-5,000 dp. 15 1/2; peel lg. 32; tongs lg. 24 in.
$800-1,200

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92. 93.
Three Carved Wood and Steel Crooked Knives, America, 19th Carved Maple and Steel Crooked Knife, America, 19th century,
century, one handle carved with a scroll finial the blade held in place curved handle carved with a scroll finial and relief-carved diamond
with wrapped copper wire, one with carved paw-form terminal, the design, leather wrap securing handle to steel blade, including stand,
blade secured with wrapped brass wire, one handle with chip-carved approx. lg. 10 1/2 in.
diamond and zigzag designs, flower and five-point star, inscribed “Feb. $300-500
27 1894” on the reverse, the blade held with wrapped linen, (minor
wear), lg. 8, 9 1/2, 8 1/2 in., respectively.
$800-1,200

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94

93

92 (3)

94. 98.
Crooked Blade Knife with Heart Motif Carved Handle, America, Engraved Wrought Iron Candle Snuffer with Carved Snake Handle,
19th century, curved, carved maple handle with pierced integral carved late 18th/early 19th century, carved mahogany pistol-shaped handle
concentric hearts, the surface covered with small stamped circle with a snake head fitted with bone eyes consuming a leaf; the spring-
pattern, steel blade held with brass ferrule including stand, lg. approx. activated snuffer with wick trimmer and lobed box to collect the wick
10 1/2 in. debris with engraved floral and foliate devices and a wick pick at the tip,
$600-800 lg. 8 1/4 in.
$800-1,200

99.
95.
Tin, Sheet Iron, and Glass Reflective Candle Sconce, America, 19th
Crooked Blade Knife with Carved Handle, America, 19th century, century, the round glazed reflector fitted with several embossed round
curved, carved maple handle with pierced square terminal with faceted tin reflector plates, the iron candle cup supporting a blown-molded
top, and chip-carved borders continuing to leather cover and steel colorless glass peg lamp with threaded pewter and brass camphene
blade, including stand, lg. approx. 12 1/2 in. burners with caps, ht. 9 7/8 in.
$1,500-2,500 $1,200-1,800

100.
96. Green-painted Tin Rumford Lamp, probably England, early 19th
Red-painted Tin Candle Lantern, America, early 19th century, century, with hinged conical tin shade over an oval Cardon-type font,
half-round lantern with flat hinged glazed door, handle on the back, columnar shaft, and square, weighted base, (minor paint losses), ht. 12
decorative piercing on peaked chimney with ring handle, ht. 15 1/4 in. 7/8 in.
$300-500 $1,000-1,500

101.
Iron and Brass Betty Lamp on a Turned and Painted Wood Stand,
97. the lamp attributed to Jacob Long, Rapho Township, Lancaster
Green and Mustard-painted Tin Fluid Burning Lamp, third quarter County, Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, the lamp top and bottom
19th century, removable conical shade over lamp stand with handle, riveted to sides, with half bail with linked wick pick and hanging spike,
saucer base, and well on shaft supporting a molded colorless glass the brass swivel plate with cock finial opens to fill well, the spout with
sparking lamp with a threaded pewter single tube camphene burner wick support, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 4 1/4; supported on a turned wood stand
with cap, (scattered paint losses), overall ht. 10 3/4 in. painted brown over earlier blue and red, ht. 6 5/8 in.
$400-600
Literature: A similar Betty lamp signed by Long is pictured in The
Pennsylvania German Collection: Handbooks in American Art,
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1982, color plate xvii and p. 119, plate 53.
$800-1,200

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(partial)

96 97 98 100 101 (partial) 102

102. 106.
Turned Oak and Blown Colorless Glass Hourglass, probably Brass Whale Oil Lamp and Small Tin and Glass Lantern, America,
England, 19th century, (one vertical support replaced some time ago), early 19th century, a c. 1835 brass whale oil lamp with a belted oval
ht. 8, dia. 4 1/2 in. font on a ring-turned shaft and round domed base, with threaded
$400-600 whale-oil burners; a tin and glass lantern with ring handle over a
pierced tin chimney, wire guard protecting a colorless glass shade, with
bayonet-mounted base fitted with a conical tin font with brass threaded,
103. whale-oil burners, with vestiges of black paint, (dents, corrosion), ht. 9
Four Lanterns, America, 19th century, three tin and glass: a small 3/8, 11 3/4 in., respectively.
square glazed candle lantern with hinged door, two whale oil burning $300-500
lanterns with pierced tin chimneys and bases, one with baluster-form
glass and glass font, one with globular glass and tin font; a skating
lantern with copper font and pierced chimney, kerosene burner, (small 107.
glass crack and tin loss on candle lantern), ht. 10 1/2-16 1/2 in. Three Tin Lighting Devices, America, early to mid-19th century, a pig
$400-600 lamp with three burners with caps and a filling tube, a Portsmouth betty
lamp (lamp attached to base said to have originated in Portsmouth,
New Hampshire), with wick support and dished base, a lamp filler with
104. hinged lid, (tray of pig lamp separated from lamp), ht. 5 3/4, 7 3/4, 6 in.,
Three Early Lighting Devices, 19th century, a red-painted tin mirrored respectively.
wall sconce with round reflector with radiating mirrored segments, $300-500
and round crimped candle cup; a pewter standing wick support lamp
with duel wick supports through threaded cover, on a molded round
stepped base; a lamp filler with applied handle and angled spout, ht. 7 108.
5/8, 9 3/8, 6 3/4 in. Three Early Lighting Items and a Pocket Pipe Tongs, 18th/19th
$250-350 century, a cast and wrought iron betty lamp indistinctly marked “-LA-
-E MONTAGNE” on font cover, with wick channel, and wrought iron
suspension hook; a cast and wrought iron ecclesiastical grease lamp
105. with applied cruciforms, hanging hook, and wick picks attached with
Wrought Iron and Carved Wood Splint/Rush Light Stand, 18th a chain; a wrought iron and carved wood splint or rushlight, the black-
century, wrought iron scissors-form counter-balanced rush holder painted wood stand with carved notches around the base edge;
mounted on a rough-hewn maple stand, ht. 34 1/2 in. together with a wrought iron pocket pipe tongs with inscribed date
$600-800 “1761” and “AN” monogram on either side of the stem, sizes to 7 1/2
in.
$200-300

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109. 113.
Two Wrought Iron Trammel Lighting Devices, 18th century, a small Small Red-painted Pine Step-back Cupboard, New England, early
lamp trammel and a pendant candleholder, (losses on candle cup drip 18th century, on trestle feet, old wrought iron H-L hinges, old surface,
pan, corrosion), trammel lg. 13 1/2, candleholder lg. 27 1/2-47 in. (imperfections), ht. 66 3/4, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 19 in.
$400-600 $3,000-5,000

110. 114.
Three Early Tin Lighting Devices, early 19th century, a push-up Cherry Step-back Spice Cabinet with Eight Drawers, America, 19th
chamberstick with round dished base, a blue-painted chamber stick century, ht. 10 1/2, wd. 18, dp. 8 1/2 in.
with conical font and hinged cover over a threaded brass whale oil $400-600
burner on a round dished base; a small handled petticoat lamp with
filler tube, threaded brass whale oil burner, and a peg under the base
permitting it to stand alone or be placed on a candleholder, with 115.
remnants of black paint, ht. 3 5/8, 3 7/8, 4 5/8 in., respectively. Pewter Mug, Boardman & Hart, New York City, 1828-53, half pint
$200-250 mug with medial band and molded base, scroll handle, BOARDMAN &
HART/N YORK mark, ht. 3 1/4 in.
$400-600
111.
Federal Maple and Mahogany Veneer One-drawer Stand,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1815, the rectangular overhanging 116.
top above the single drawer and medial shelf with double cyma-curved Two Pairs of Pewter Candlesticks, with removable bobeches, on
gallery joining the four block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs ending in round bases, (minor dents and corrosion), ht. 8 1/2, 8 3/4 in.
small ball feet, original brass bail pull, original red-washed surface, $400-600
(minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 20, dp. 17 1/4 in.
$2,500-3,500
117.
Six Pewter Plates, late 18th-early 19th century, five with single-reeded
112. brims: one with marks for John Danforth (Norwich, Connecticut, 1773-
Red-painted Side Chair, probably Massachusetts, third quarter 18th 1795), one by Robert Palethorpe, Jr. (Philadelphia, 1817-1822), one by
century, with serpentine yoked crest above the shaped splat and Samuel Danforth (Hartford, Connecticut, 1795-1816), one by Samuel
molded rail, the block-, vase-, and ring-turned front legs with carved Pierce (Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1792-1830), and one unmarked;
Spanish feet joined to the raking rear legs by turned stretchers, old with a plain rimmed plate by Blaklee Barns (Philadelphia, 1812-1817),
surface, ht. 41, seat ht. 17 in. dia. 8 in.
$400-600
Provenance: Descended through the Joseph Hosmer family of
Concord, Massachusetts.
$2,000-3,300

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113

on shelves: 115-120

118. 120.
Five Blown Colorless Glass Apothecary Jars with Red-painted Tin Smoke Decorated Pine Box, Harrison, Maine, early 19th century,
Covers, America, early 19th century, cylindrical jars with slightly domed rectangular box with dovetailed construction, wire-hinged lid, and
base and folded rims, with cylindrical tin covers accented with black iron and brass lock plate, the exterior with smoke decoration on a
stripes, (minor paint loss to covers), ht. 7 7/8-8 3/4 in. putty-colored ground, the interior inscribed with several Seavey family
$400-600 signatures, (minor surface wear), ht. 6, wd. 12 1/4, dp. 6 1/4 in.

Note: The oldest signature to the interior of the box is Jonathan


119. Seavey. According to the 1880 census, Jonathan was born in 1807,
Paint-decorated Pine Box, probably New England, early 19th century, was employed as a stonecutter, and resided in Harrison, Maine.
rectangular dovetail-constructed box with hinged lid, the exterior $600-800
painted yellow with dark green borders, (minor imperfections), ht. 6 1/2,
wd. 16, dp. 8 3/4 in.
$400-600

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125

126

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121. 124.
Five Pewter Lighting Items, 19th century, a pair of push-up Tinware Man and Woman Cookie Cutters, America, 19th century,
candlesticks; a pair of whale oil lamps by William Calder, Providence, shaped figures on a rectangular tin panel with handle, 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.
Rhode Island, 1817-56, with threaded whale oil burners on cylindrical $200-250
fonts, baluster shaft, and molded round bases, impressed maker’s
marks on the bottom; and a courting hand lamp with acorn-shaped font
on a saucer base with ring handle, (one Calder lamp dented on font), 125.
ht. 7 5/8, 8 1/2, 3 7/8 in. Wood and Iron Running Horse Weather Vane, America, late
$300-500 19th/early 20th century, cutout flat panel figure supported with iron
strapwork, naturally weathered surface with losses, with stand, overall
ht. 26, lg. 28 1/2 in.
122. $800-1,200
Bronze Spoon Mold and Pewter Teapot and Inkwell, 19th century,
two-piece bronze spoon mold, the underside of the bowl with foliate
126.
motif, lg. 8; a flattened round pewter teapot by James H. Putnam,
Painted Wooden Walking Horse Weather Vane, America, late
Malden, Massachusetts, 1830-35, with hinged lid and black-painted
19th/early 20th century, cutout flat panel figure with applied screw
hollow pewter handle, partial impressed maker’s mark on base, (minor
and washer eyes, wire reins, and zinc and iron-strap make-do
dents), ht. 7; a square pewter inkwell, probably England, with hinged
reinforcements on head and legs, weathered white paint, with stand,
cover, with two drawers, one containing a sander, impressed maker’s
overall ht. 18, lg. 30 1/4 in.
marks on base, ht. 4 1/4 in.
$3,000-5,000
$200-300

127.
123. Queen Anne Maple Carved and Turned Armchair, Massachusetts, c.
Paint-decorated Tinware Dome-top Box, America, late 18th/early 1740-30, old finish, (minor imperfections), ht. 42, seat ht. 17 in.
19th century, rectangular form with hinged lid, the front panel painted $1,200-1,800
with a white bird flanked by red, white, and black flowers on a green
background, the top and sides ornamented with similarly colored
flowers, ht. 6, wd. 8, dp. 5 in. 128.
Painted Pine Chest over Drawer, Connecticut, early 18th century,
Provenance: Illustrated in Early American Ironware Cast and Wrought, engraved brass escutcheons, turned wooden pulls, old surface,
by Henry J. Kauffman, Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc. Vermont, 1966, p. (imperfections), ht. 37 1/4, wd. 42 1/2, dp. 15 3/4 in.
132, the box was in the author’s collection.
$1,000-1,500 Provenance: Wilcox Family, Storrs, Connecticut.
$1,500-2,500

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129. 132.
Maple and Pine Tavern Table, New England, 18th century, the oval Chippendale Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers, probably
top on a base with straight beaded skirt and beaded stretchers joining Massachusetts, late 18th century, the scratch-beaded drawers with
the block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs, refinished, (imperfections), ht. blocked ends on conforming ogee bracket feet, old replaced brasses,
23 1/2, wd. 33 1/2, dp. 26 in. refinished, ht. 31, case wd. 34 3/4, dp. 20 1/2 in.
$800-1,200 $5,000-7,000

130. 133.
Chippendale Carved Mahogany Block-front Slant-lid Desk, coastal Chippendale Mahogany Serpentine Bureau, New England, c. 1760-
Massachusetts, c. 1760-75, the blocked lid opens to an amphitheater 80, the overhanging top with molded edge on a conforming case
interior of blocked and shaped drawers and valanced compartments of four scratch-beaded drawers and blocked ends on bracket feet,
flanking a secret compartment with carved prospect door, on replaced brasses, old refinish, (restoration), ht. 32, case wd. 33, top dp.
conformingly blocked case and bracket feet, old replaced brasses, old 21 1/2 in.
refinish, (imperfections and repairs), ht. 41 1/4, wd. 39, dp. 20 in. $1,000-1,500

Provenance: Papers found within the desk indicate a history in the


Durfee family of the Tiverton, Rhode Island, area. 134.
$10,000-15,000 Chippendale Carved Mahogany Oxbow Slant-lid Desk, probably
Massachusetts, c. 1790, old replaced brasses, refinished, (minor
imperfections), ht. 44, wd. 41 3/4, dp. 21 1/2 in.
131.
Chippendale Mahogany Veneer Scroll-frame Mirror, late 18th Provenance: Handwritten label on backboard “Mr. --- Stevens, at
century, with ogee molded liner, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 40, wd. Stevens Crossing, North Andover, Mass.”
23 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000
$800-1,200

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134

135. 136.
Chippendale Carved Mahogany Oxbow Slant-lid Desk, Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair, New England, c.
Massachusetts, c. 1770-80, old replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 44, 1760-80, the serpentine cresting centering a carved fan on punched
wd. 42 1/2, dp. 22 in. background with flanking acanthus carving and reeded carved
$2,500-3,500 terminals, above a pierced carved splat and overupholstered seat on
square beaded front legs, (height loss and restoration), ht. 39, seat ht.
17 in.
$400-600

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137.
Chippendale Walnut Transitional Side Chair, probably
Massachusetts, late 18th century, the crest rail ending in
carved terminals above the pierced splat, upholstered slip
seat, and frontal cabriole legs with arris carved knees and
pad feet on high platforms joined to the raking rear legs
by block-, vase-, and ring-turned stretchers, old surface,
(imperfections), ht. 38 1/2, seat ht. 17 in.
$600-800
142

138.
Queen Anne Carved Maple and Cherry Slant-lid Desk,
Massachusetts or New Hampshire, late 18th century, fitted
with an elaborate interior of blocked and shaped drawers,
on bandy legs ending in pad feet, replaced brasses, old
refinish, (imperfections), ht. 44 1/2, case wd. 37 1/2, dp.
18 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500

139.
Maple Carved Chest-on-Frame, southern New
Hampshire, late 18th century, the case of four
thumbmolded drawers, the topmost with a faux five-drawer
facade centering a carved fan, (replaced frame), ht. 59, wd.
38 3/4, dp. 19 in.
$1,500-2,500

140.
Queen Anne Walnut Slant-lid Desk, eastern
Massachusetts, mid-18th century, the lid opens to an
interior of compartments and blocked drawers, on a case
of four thumbmolded graduated drawers on cutout bracket
base, old refinish, most of the brasses appear to be
original, (imperfections), ht. 39, wd. 36, dp. 20 in.
$2,000-3,000

141.
Small Queen Anne Mirror, probably New England, 18th
century, pine frame with a shaped crest on the mortise-
and-tenon constructed rectangular frame, refinished, 16 x
9 3/4 in.
$300-500
143
142.
Chippendale Carved Cherry Chest-on-Chest, eastern
Connecticut or Rhode Island, late 18th century, the top section
with dentil-molded cornice above five scratch-beaded drawers,
the topmost with a faux three-drawer facade centering a carved
fan, set into lower section of three drawers and bracket feet
centering a pierced drop pendant, old refinish, replaced brasses,
(imperfections), ht. 76, lower case wd. 38, dp. 20 in.
$4,000-6,000
144

143.
Queen Anne Cherry Server, Connecticut, last half 18th century,
the molded overhanging top above a case of three thumbmolded
short drawers and two long drawers, on scrolled apron joining
cabriole legs ending in pad feet on platforms, mostly old brasses,
ht. 31, case wd. 29 1/2, top dp. 20 in.
$4,000-6,000

144.
Chippendale Carved Cherry Secretary Bookcase, Connecticut,
late 18th century, the top section with flat molded dentiled cornice
above hinged doors opening to three shelves, set into lower
section with interior of central fan-carved drawers, on case of
thumbmolded drawers and ogee bracket feet, original brass bail
pulls, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 79 1/2, lower case wd. 40,
dp. 19 1/2 in.
$6,000-8,000

145.
Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Dressing Mirror, America
or England, late 18th century, with brass urn finials on tilting plate
with carved giltwood liner, dovetail-constructed three-drawer base
supported on ogee bracket feet, (imperfections), ht. 26 3/4, wd.
20 3/4, dp. 11 1/4 in.
$1,200-1,800
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154 155 156 157

146. 152.
Queen Anne Walnut Veneer Dressing Mirror, England, early 18th Chippendale-style Mahogany and Gilt-gesso Mirror, Nathan
century, molded crest on mirror frame with hinged easel stand, (minor Margolis, Hartford, Connecticut, probably 1940s, with brand, ht. 45 1/4,
cracks to veneer), ht. 11 1/2, wd. 9 in. wd. 25 1/2 in.
$400-600 $600-800

147. 153.
Federal-style Mahogany Inlaid and Gilt-gesso Mirror, Nathan Queen Anne Cherry Tilt-top Tea Table, possibly Connecticut, mid-
Margolis, Hartford, Connecticut, 1932, with brand and date, ht. 18th century, the circular top on a birdcage support and vase- and ring-
including finial 56, wd. 23 1/2 in. turned post continuing to tripod base of cabriole legs ending in pad feet
$800-1,200 on platforms, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, dia. 32 in.
$600-800

148.
154.
Chippendale-style Philadelphia-type Carved Figured Walnut
Federal Cherry Candlestand with Drawer, New England, early 19th
Dressing Table, Nathan Margolis, Hartford, Connecticut, with maker’s
century, the square top with rounded corners with a suspended drawer
label on inside of drawer, branded with maker’s name and dated 1934
below, the vase- and ring-turned post on an offset cleat, on tripod base
inside case, (minor imperfections), ht. 29, case wd. 31 1/2, dp. 20 in. of shaped legs, ht. 28 1/4, wd. 18 3/4, dp. 17 in.
$4,000-6,000 $800-1,200

149. 155.
Chippendale-style Philadelphia-type Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Grain-painted Candlestand, New England, early 19th century, square
attributed to Nathan Margolis, Hartford, Connecticut, 20th century, ht. top with scrolled cut corners, tripod base of arris-carved legs ending in
39 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. pad feet on platforms, 19th century graining to resemble mahogany, ht.
$500-800 25 3/4, top approx. 16 in. square.
$800-1,200

150.
Federal-style Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Work 156.
Table, Nathan Margolis, Hartford, Connecticut, 1936, with maker’s Federal Mahogany Tilt-top Candlestand, New England, early 19th
label inside drawer and branded mark to inside of case, (minor century, the top tilts on a vase- and ring-turned post with tripod base of
imperfections), ht. 29, wd. 19 1/2, dp. 15 3/4 in. arris-carved cabriole legs and pad feet on platforms, old surface, ht. 27
$800-1,200 1/2, wd. 21, dp. 15 in.
$800-1,200

151.
Federal-style Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Work 157.
Table, attributed to Nathan Margolis, Hartford, Connecticut, c. 1935, Carved Cherry Tilt-top Candlestand, probably New England, late
nearly identical to the preceding lot. 18th century, with square tray top and cabriole legs with C-scrolls
$800-1,200 ending in arris pad feet on platforms, old refinish, ht. 29, wd. 20, dp. 19
1/2 in.
$1,000-1,500

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158 159 166

158. 159.
Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair, New York, c. 1760-80, Mahogany Tilt-top Tea Table, possibly Middle Atlantic States, late
old refinish, ht. 39 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. 18th century, the circular dished top on a birdcage support, on a
boldly turned post and tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet on
Note: An identical chair is in the collection of the Museum of the City platforms, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 3/4, dia. 21 1/2 in.
of New York, and formerly in the collection of J. Insley Blair. That chair $3,000-5,000
is illustrated and discussed by Helen Comstock in American Furniture:
Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth, Viking Press, 1962.
$1,500-2,500

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167

160. 164.
Brass Bouillotte Table Lamp, France, 19th century, slender shaft with Chippendale Mahogany Mirror, England or America, late 18th
adjustable black-painted oval tole shade with applied brass leaf trim, century, with scrolled frame and molded liner, (minor restoration), ht. 33
over an adjustable brass candle arm with two candle cups, on a round, 1/4, wd. 18 3/4 in.
domed, weighted base, (lacking adjustment screw for shade, paint $300-500
wear), ht. 23 1/4, wd. 11 3/4 in.
$300-500
165.
Chippendale Walnut Mirror, probably America, late 18th century, with
161. scrolled frame and molded liner, together with a small similar mirror,
Pair of Queen Anne Walnut Side Chairs, Pennsylvania, mid-18th (imperfections), ht. 36, 28 1/4 in., respectively.
century, with serpentine scratch-beaded cresting continuing to raking $200-400
stiles, old surface, ht. 39, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.
$2,000-3,000
166.
Brown-painted Chippendale Tall Chest of Drawers, New England,
162. late 18th century, with six graduated thumbmolded drawers on bracket
Chippendale Carved Walnut Tilt-top Candlestand, Philadelphia, feet, replaced brasses, original surface, (minor restoration), ht. 53, case
Pennsylvania, area, c. 1760-80, the circular dished top tilts on a wd. 36, dp. 19 in.
birdcage support and vase- and ring-turned post with tripod base of $3,000-5,000
cabriole legs ending in stockinged trifid feet on platforms, refinished, ht.
28 1/2, dia. 18 1/4 in.
$3,000-5,000 167.
American School, 19th Century, After Thomas Cole (American,
1801-1848)
163.
Chippendale Walnut Tilt-top Tea Table, probably Pennsylvania, late Allegorical Landscape “The Dream of Arcadia.” Unsigned. Oil on
18th century, the circular top tilts on a columnar ring-turned post on canvas, 27 x 36 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Patch
a turned ball and tripod base of cabriole legs ending in pad feet on repair with retouch c.l., additional retouch l.r. and l.l.
platforms, (imperfections), ht. 29, dia. 22 in. $2,000-3,000
$300-500

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168. 170.
American School, 19th Century Mustard-painted Tin Chamberlain Patent Lard Oil Lamp, America, c.
1854, the lamp with adjustable drum-shaped font which can be rotated
Portrait of a Young Girl Wearing a Red Dress and Holding a Doll, to bring the fuel to the dual flat wicks, supported on a weighted square
c. 1840. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 32 1/2 x 25 1/2 in., in a period base, with removable pierced hanging strap at the back supporting a
molded painted wood frame. Condition: Three small punctures near round radiating embossed reflector, (base dent, paint losses), overall ht.
left edge, two with old patch repairs, cleaned, frame rub, scattered 12 1/2, wd. 5 3/4 in.
paint losses across top stretcher area, frame obscures the top of the $500-700
girl’s head.
$6,000-8,000
171.
Pair of Mirrored Tin Candle Sconces, America, early 19th century,
each sconce with round dished reflector with radiating geometric mirror
169. segments, tin candle cup continuing to painted wooden base, (cracked
Jonathan Orne Johnson “J.O.J.” Frost (American, 1852-1928) segments), ht. 11, wd. 9 1/4 in.
$800-1,200
The “A[ZOR]. ORNE HOME,” Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Unsigned. The scene identified in an inscription l.c. Oil on paperboard,
20 x 26 in., in a period mitered wood frame. Condition: Minor paint 172.
losses to edges and background. Wrought and Sheet Iron Kettle Lamp, probably Pennsylvania, early
19th century, trunnion mounted with central wick support, ht. 7 1/2 in.
Note: J.O.J. Frost was an untrained artist and native of the seaside $300-500
town of Marblehead, Massachusetts. He ran a seafood restaurant for
most of his life, but after his wife’s death in 1919, he began to sculpt
and paint scenes of Marblehead life to educate the residents on their 173.
town’s history. Tin Ipswich Betty Lamp on Stand, America, c. 1800, the lamp
with hinged cover on font and applied wick channel, with curved
The Orne family was among the first to settle in Marblehead, arm extending from lamp fitted with a wire hook and wire wick pick;
Massachusetts, and one of the most prominent families in the town’s supported on a conforming stand or tidy with tubular shaft, handle, and
history. Azor Orne (1731-1796) was a patriot and fervent supporter weighted dished base, ht. 11 1/2 in.
of the American Revolution. He and his half-brother Joshua served $400-600
together on the Committees of Correspondence, formed to call to the
world’s attention the grievances of the colonists. He was a colonel in
the local militia, and also a successful merchant and wealthy landowner. 174.
The house depicted here shows several black servants with yard tools Five Early Lighting Devices, a Wrought Iron Hanging Rack, and
and a white gentleman holding a basket. Interestingly, the house was Five Hooks, late 18th/early 19th century, a wrought iron two-arm
used in the 1830s in the “Underground Railroad” as a secret meeting candlestand with central adjustable spring mechanism on tall slender
place for the New England Anti-Slavery Society. shaft and tripod base; two wrought iron candlestands suitable for
$15,000-25,000 hanging or tabletop use with hanging hook, adjustable candle socket/
drip pan, on tripod feet; a tabletop candlestick, rushlight holder on
tripod feet; an adjustable spiral iron candlestick impressed “LM-LN” on
a turned wood base; a round wrought iron rack with eight hooks; a hole
and peg trammel hook, two crane hooks, and two pot hooks, ht. 7 1/2-
22 1/4, hook lg. 4-18 1/2 in.
$800-1,200

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175. 179.
Six Pieces of Spatter-decorated Pottery, England, c. 1830, an Mocha-decorated Yellowware Pottery Chamber Pot, America, 19th
octagonal paneled pitcher with two red and green flowers on a blue century, the cover and sides with a wide white band ornamented with
spatter ground, a pitcher, a tea bowl, and a saucer with red and blue green “seaweed” splotches, ht. 8 1/2 in.
spatter stripes, a covered sugar bowl and a saucer with blue spatter $300-500
decoration, (imperfections), ht. 2 5/8-10 in.
$300-500
180.
Pair of Blue and White Dutch Delft Pottery Vases/Lamp Bases,
176. 18th century, tall tapered octagonal form with ribbed sides decorated
Dutch Delft Peacock Pattern Deep Dish, Holland, 18th century, with floral lozenge-shaped reserves with floral and leaf borders, vase ht.
yellow enamel rim to a blue decorated plate, (rim chips), dia. 12 1/2 in. 17 3/8, further mounted on conforming wood bases and with custom
$250-350 pierced and hand-painted shades with similar leaf and floral border,
(minor imperfections), overall ht. 36 3/4 in.
$800-1,200
177.
Two Polychrome-painted Porcelain Shaving Mugs, probably
Germany and/or England, late 19th century, one with a round reserve 181.
depicting the gilt name “F.A. Ellison” over the Odd Fellows symbol Mochaware Slip-marbled Pitcher, Britain, late 18th century, barrel-
for the All Seeing Eye and three-link chain with the initials “FLT” for form pearlware pitcher with green reeded rim over a slip-marbled field,
Friendship, Love and Truth, flanked by flower sprays on a black ground; the handle with green daubed leaf terminals, (spot chips, discoloration),
and one with gilt name “Nap P. Woods” inscribed over a transfer- ht. 7 1/8 in.
printed trolley, both with gilt rims and bases, ht. 3 1/2, 3 5/8 in. $400-60
$100-150

182.
178. Mochaware Pitcher with Slip-inlaid Banding, late 18th/early 19th
Five Assorted Polychrome-decorated Ceramic Items, England, 19th century, the pitcher with wide reeded blue-glazed rim, on bulbous body
century, two small stick spatter bowls, one with blue flower decoration, with alternating inlaid leaf-patterned slip and blue bands, ht. 9 in.
one with leaf and diamond decorations around the rim; a blue patterned $300-500
stick spatter decorated covered sugar bowl; a scallop-rim bowl
with molded fluting around the base, tin-glazed in Imari-palette floral
decoration; and a floral-decorated hand-painted bowl, ht. 2 3/4-5 1/4, 183.
dia. 5 1/2-11 in. Copper Lustre Liverpool Pottery Pitcher with “General Jackson”
$300-500 Transfer Decoration, England, early 19th century, with blue band
ornamented with black transfer bust of Andrew Jackson with inscription
“General Jackson/The Hero of New Orleans,” (hairline), ht. 7 in.
$1,500-2,500
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Three Assorted Ceramic Items, 18th-19th century, a Delft plate
decorated with a parrot perched on a branch; a pearlware flowerpot
with saucer, with bands of black-filled inlaid rouletting alternating with
thin light blue bands; a small Chinese export porcelain tea bowl and
saucer decorated en grisaille with western figures and buildings, (rim
chips), ht. 1-5 1/2, dia. 3-9 3/8 in.
$200-300

187.
Polychrome Glazed Barrel-form Pottery Covered Jar, attributed
to Dunmore Pottery, Scotland, 19th century, the jar splash glazed in
green, blue, and brown on a dark cream ground, ht. 8 3/4 in.
$200-250

188.
William Capron Stoneware Jar with Incised Cobalt Flower and Bird
Decoration, Albany, New York, c. 1800-05, oval jar with reeded neck,
applied lug handles with cobalt daubed terminals, the front and back
decorated with incised cobalt blue decoration, one side depicting a
flower blossom, the other a bird, ht. 13 3/8 in.

Note: William Capron (b. after 1755, d. August 2, 1823), is thought to


have been the first producer of stoneware in Albany, New York. He
opened a pottery there on Washington Street in 1800 and five years
later sold the pottery to Paul Cushman in 1805.

Literature: See Paul Cushman: The Work and World of an Early 19th
Century Albany Potter, Albany Institute of History and Art, 2007, pp.
69-71, and 79, for information on William Capron and examples of his
188 work. A jar with similar decoration of flower and bird is illustrated p. 79.
$2,000-3,000

184. 189.
Staffordshire Pottery Horse Figure, England, late 19th century, Stoneware Jar, attributed to Frederick Carpenter, Boston, early 19th
standing horse figure with brown spots on a green and brown oblong century, two-gallon ovoid jar with open loop handles, brown bands
base, (minor hairline and paint losses), ht. 9 1/8, lg. 12 1/8 in. around the shoulder and base, impressed “BOSTON” on the shoulder,
$300-500 Albany slip-glazed interior, (imperfections), ht. 12 1/2 in.
$800-1,200

185.
Transfer-printed Liverpool Creamware Jug, England, early 19th 190.
century, one side depicting a ship flying a British flag, the reverse Two Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jugs and a Crock, America,
depicting a woman leaning on an anchor (the symbol of hope) and early to mid-19th century, a three-gallon jug ornamented with a vase of
flowers, impressed maker’s mark, “SOMERSET POTTERS WORKS,”
looking out to sea with distant ship, with grapevines suspended from a
Somerset, Massachusetts; a two-gallon ovoid jug decorated with a
bowknot depicted below the spout and traces of gilt highlighting around
small flowering vine and incised lines at the shoulder; a cylindrical crock
rim and spout, (minor glaze wear), ht. 9 in.
with lug handles, decorated with a floral spray, impressed maker’s mark
$1,000-1,500
“NEW YORK STONEWARE CO, FORT EDWARD N.Y.,” (imperfections),
ht. 16 1/2, 13, 6 1/4 in., respectively.
$300-500

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195

191. 194.
Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Flowerpot and Crock, America, mid- Carved and Painted Maple and Ash Bannister-back Side Chair,
19th century, a two-gallon flowerpot with integral saucer decorated with probably Massachusetts, early 18th century, with Prince of Wales
a cobalt bird perched on a branch; an ovoid large mouth crock with cresting, remnants of old black paint, (minor imperfections), ht. 47, seat
applied lug handles with cobalt daubed terminals, reeded band on rim ht. 17 1/2 in.
and shoulder, the front decorated with a cobalt blue flowering potted $2,500-3,500
plant, (minor imperfections), ht. 9 1/2, 14 in., respectively.
$300-500
195.
Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Jug, “E.STETZENMEYER &
G.GOETZMAN ROCHESTER NY,” mid-19th century, oval two-gallon
192.
jug decorated with a stylized foliate design, impressed maker’s mark,
Carved Maple Bannister-back Chair, Portsmouth, New Hampshire,
(mouth chips, hairlines, repaired handle), ht. 14 1/4 in.
early 18th century, with Prince of Wales cresting, old surface, ht. 48
1/2, seat ht. 18 in. $300-500
$2,500-3,500
196.
193. Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Butter Churn, America, mid-20th
Pair of Carved Maple and Ash Bannister-back Chairs, New England, century, three-gallon churn with applied lug handles, decorated with a
late 18th century, on Spanish feet, refinished, ht. 43 1/4, seat ht. 17 in. stylized brushed dot and foliate design, (crazing), ht. 14 3/4 in.
$1,500-2,500 $300-500

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cupboard: 198; on shelves, top to bottom: 199-206

197. 199.
Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Jug, America, early to mid-19th Three Decorated Splint Baskets, probably a northeastern United
century, three-gallon ovoid jug, the front decorated with a stylized States Woodland Indian tribe, 19th century, rectangular double-handle
brushed cobalt cluster of grapes, (crazing, scattered cobalt losses, chip baskets, one ornamented with dark red or brown vegetable stamp
on handle), ht. 14 in. flower blossoms, one with a red band, and one with stippled spirals,
$300-500 demilune, and leaf designs on the sides and bottom, (losses to lashing
on one, other minor imperfections), ht. 5 1/2-7 1/4 in.
$300-500
198.
Red-painted Pine Open Cupboard, New England, last half 18th
200.
century, with deeply molded cornice above shelves with plate grooves
Small Painted Wood Model of a Dory, America, late 19th century,
joining cutout ends, on a projecting base with central drawer and two blue-green and white hull exterior, the interior gray and blue-green,
cupboard doors with fielded panels, and flanking hinged paneled doors, (shrinkage cracks, repairs, paint losses), ht. 4 1/4, wd. 7 7/8, lg. 23 in.
old red-painted surface, (imperfections), ht. 87 1/2, wd. 76, dp. 18 in. $250-350

Provenance: Property Approved for Deaccession by the Board of


Trustees of Historic Deerfield, Inc. Proceeds to the benefit the Museum 201.
Collections Fund. Two Pairs of Bufflehead Decoys, attributed to Jim Van Brunt (1902-
1978), Setauket, New York, c. 1950, tucked-head glass-eye decoys
Literature: Illustrated and discussed in published in Fales, The Furniture with delineated bills, weighted bases, (old repaint, one with small chip
of Historic Deerfield, p. 254, fig. 496. on bill, minor paint wear), ht. 4 1/2, lg. 8 3/4 in.
$3,000-5,000 $600-800

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202.
Crow Decoy, James P. Hand (Cape May, New Jersey, b. 1953), late
20th century, with inset glass eyes, carved split tail, branded “J.P.
HAND” on the bottom, including stand, overall ht. 16 1/4, lg. 12 3/8 in.
$400-600

203.
Four Wooden Stacking Spice Box Cannisters, America or England,
19th century, cylindrical cannisters joined with threaded rims, cover,
and stenciled decal spice labels, (surface wear), overall ht. 8 in.
$300-500

204.
Stoneware Jar and Jug, Hartford, Connecticut, early 19th century, a
two-gallon ovoid jar with applied lug handles, impressed maker’s mark
“D. GOODALE/HARTFORD,” daubed with cobalt; an ovoid gallon jug
with cobalt daubed maker’s mark “GOODWIN & WEBSTER,” ht. 14, 12
1/2 in., respectively.
$300-500

205.
Canvasback Duck Decoy, attributed to Butch Parker, Holtwood,
Pennsylvania, late 20th century, with painted eyes, weighted base
branded “PARKER,” (paint wear), ht. 8 1/2, lg. 16 1/4 in.
$200-250

206.
Stoneware Jug with Incised Leaf Decoration, New York or New
Jersey, c. 1820, ovoid jug with reeded neck band, the front incised with
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a stylized leaf filled with translucent green glaze spotted with cobalt
blue, the base with incised “7,” (minor base chips and hairlines), ht. 14
in.
$700-900 208.
Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration,
America, early 19th century, gallon-size jug with reeded neck, the
207. front decorated with an incised bird perched on a branch, with cobalt-
Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Jug and Crock and a Brown daubed handle terminals, (chips on handle and base), ht. 9 1/2 in.
Stoneware Jug, mid to late 19th century, a two-gallon jar with cobalt $600-800
floral spray decoration and lug handles with partially impressed maker’s
mark “NEW [YOR]K STONEWARE CO.,” probably the New York
Stoneware Co., Fort Edward, New York; a gallon crock with cobalt floral
209.
spray design and lug handles, marked “J. & E. NORTON BENNINGTON
Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Flask, probably southern United States,
VT.”; and a two-gallon brown-glazed jug marked “WILLIAM RISING/S.S.
19th century, flattened circular-form vessel with incised band around
SOUTH WARF/ST. JOHN, N.B.,” Canada, (crock repaired), ht. 11 3/4,
shoulder and base, one side ornamented with a cobalt leaf, (minor lip
7, 15 in., respectively.
chip, firing cracks), dia. 6 in.
$300-500
$600-800

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210.
Two Norton Stoneware Jugs with Cobalt Bird and Flower,
Bennington, Vermont, early to mid-19th century, a two-gallon ovoid jug
with single blossom decoration, impressed “BENNINGTON/J. NORTON
& SON” on shoulder, (mouth and handle chips); and a straight-sided
two-gallon jug with impressed maker’s mark “J. NORTON & Co./
BENNINGTON VT.” on shoulder, ornamented with a bird perched on a
branch, ht. 13 1/2, 13 3/4 in., respectively.
$500-700

211.
Prior/Hamlin School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing a Beaded Jet Necklace and


a Black Dress. Unsigned. Oil on artist board, 13 1/2 x 9 1/4 in., in a
period molded and painted frame. Condition: Good, stable craquelure,
very minor retouch, varnish yellowed and deteriorated.
$4,000-6,000

212.
Attributed to William Matthew Prior (American, 1806-1873)

Portrait of a Young Man with Brown Eyes and Sideburns, c. 1845.


Unsigned. Oil on cardboard, 14 x 10 in., in a period grain-painted
frame. Condition: Minor spot of retouch to background, minute paint
losses, surface grime.
$2,500-3,500
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213.
Prior/Hamblin School, 19th Century 214.
Prior/Hamblin School, 19th Century
Portrait of a Blond-haired Girl Wearing in a Blue Dress, c. 1840.
Unsigned. Oil on artist board, 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 in., in a period grain- Portrait of a Lady Wearing a Black Dress with White Collar, c.
painted frame. Condition: Minor retouch. 1840. Unsigned. Oil on artist board, 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 in., in a period
$3,500-4,500 grain-painted frame. Condition: Minor retouch.
$2,500-3,500

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215.
New Hampshire Pictorial Needlework Sampler, “Hannah W. Perkins Age 11,” Jaffrey, New Hampshire, 1818, wrought with silk, chenille,
and metallic threads on a linen ground with painted and pricked paper details, the sampler centered with a scene with a young lady with
applied painted paper face holding a bouquet of flowers in a pasture with applied pricked paper grazing sheep, trees, a large basket of
flowers, and a house on a distant hilltop, with rows of alphabets and a pious verse above, all enclosed in a meandering flowering and
fruiting vine, (imperfections), 17 1/4 x 18 1/4 in., in a later molded oak frame.

Provenance: By family descent of the maker, pedigree chart and a family record attached to verso.

Literature: See “Pictorial Samplers of Southern New Hampshire” in Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers, Pictorial Needlework 1650-
1850, by Betty Ring, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1993, pp. 244-247. This sampler is related in style and by family to a group of four samplers
illustrated in Ring’s book. They were worked by girls from the small towns of Fitzwilliam, Rindge, and Jaffrey, New Hampshire, just north
of the Massachusetts border. Samplers in the north central Massachusetts towns of Lancaster and Leominster bear borders, central
scenes, and painted or paper-faced figures. Ring writes, “A number of families from this region of Massachusetts moved into southern new
Hampshire during the early federal period, and contact was no doubt continued with friends and relatives in their former towns...Between
1817-1821, girls of Fitzwilliam and Rindge placed paper-faced ladies in elegant pastures surrounded by luxuriant floral borders...Their
samplers have an interesting variety of materials and their paper-faced people and consistently worked flowers unquestionably relate them
to a later example naming Jaffrey.”

Hannah Woodward Perkins was born November 26, 1806, the daughter of Edward (b.1773) and Ruth Gordon Perkins (b. 1777) in Jaffrey,
Cheshire County, New Hampshire, and the fourth child of ten born to the couple. A sampler shown on p. 246, fig. 283, was worked by her
cousin Nancy S. Perkins in 1821. Nancy was born in Jaffrey in 1807, and moved to nearby Fitzwilliam in 1810. Hannah’s younger sister
Mary Jane’s (b. 1815) memorial sampler is pictured on p. 247, fig. 284. It is dated August 6, 1829, showing a monument dedicated to her
three departed siblings and pictures their parents and the seven surviving siblings mourning at the monument. Hannah married Abraham
Corey on June 1, 1824; the couple also had ten children.
$8,000-12,000

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216.
18th Century Needlework Sampler, “Sarah Sawyer is
my name and with my needle wrought the same. I was
born March the 25th in the year 1740. This sampler I did
in the year 1757.,” Newbury, Massachusetts, worked in
silk threads on a linen ground, with rows of alphabet and
numerals alternating with geometric floral bands over the
inscription, enclosed on three sides by sawtooth and
undulating floral borders, over a satin-stitched landscape
centering a fruit tree with rabbits, birds, dogs, flowering
bushes, and strawberry vines, (toning, fading), 22 1/4 x 12
1/2 in., in a molded wood frame.

Provenance: This sampler previously sold at Skinner,


June 10, 1989, Americana auction 1265, lot 161.

Literature: According to New England families,


genealogical, and memorial, by William Richard Cutter,
Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1913, pp. 128-
129, Sarah Sawyer was born March 25, 1740 in Newbury,
Massachusetts, the daughter of Enoch, a physician, and
Sarah (Pierpoint) Sawyer. She was the second wife of
Thomas Parsons (b. April, 28, 1739), the son of a famous
preacher of his day. They married on July 18, 1762, and
resided in Newburyport. Thomas Parsons was a mariner
and although was reported missing, was thought to have
been murdered aboard ship in February of 1772.

This sampler is one of an important group worked in


Newbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts, between
1700-60. See Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers,
Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850, by Betty Ring, Alfred A.
Knopf, Inc., 1993, vol. 1, p. 115; A Gallery of American
Samplers: The Theodore H. Kapnek Collection, by Glee
Krueger, 1798, plate 19; and American Samplers, Ethel
216 Stanwood Bolton and Eva Johnston Coe, 1973, plate
XXIV, for related examples.
$4,000-6,000

217.
Needlework Sampler, “Martha Peaslee Bar Feb 24
1807,” reportedly Newburyport, Massachusetts, stitched
with silk threads on a linen ground with central sawtooth
bordered reserve with rows of alphabets over a pious
verse, bordered by a yellow bowknot at the top flanked by
flowering vines issuing from two planters, the lower border
with Martha’s name and date stitched in an ellipse flanked
by floral sprays, all enclosed in another sawtooth border,
(toning, fading), 17 1/4 x 17 in., in a period molded
giltwood frame.
$3,000-5,000

218.
Federal Silk Needlework and Watercolor Picture of
Moses in the Bulrushes, “Mary J.M. Kaleb” early 19th
century, stitched with silk and chenille threads on a silk
ground with watercolor features, sky and background,
the central oval reserve depicting the biblical story
with classically dressed women and baby Moses in a
verdant landscape, with a monument in the background
bearing the maker’s signature in the pediment, with silk-
stitched bowknotted flower garland above the scene and
cornucopias below; (minor toning, light stains, some small
frayed lines and a few repairs to fraying l.c.), 24 1/2 x 20
3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame.
$1,500-2,500

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219. 221.
Framed Old Testament Biblical Needlework Picture, “Worked Small Needlework Sampler, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, late 18th
by Eunice Moseley 1809 Aged 16,” the maker’s name, date, and century, silk threads stitched on a linen ground with two bands of
bible verse from which the picture is taken is identified in eglomise geometric flowers and bird motifs over an alphabet and the verse “New
inscriptions on the fore-mat and inscriptions on the backing paper; England is my Dwelling Place/Rehoboth is my Station/God Almighty Did
worked in silk, metallic, and chenille threads on a silk ground with Me Fraim/But Christ is My Salvation,” (toning, scattered thin spots to
painted background and faces, depicting a biblical verse from 1 ground, fading, minor stitch loss), 8 1/2 x 7 3/4 in., in a contemporary
Samuel, Chapter 25, sight size 16 x 18 in., in likely original molded wood frame.
giltwood frame with eglomise mat. $400-600

Note: Eunice Moseley was born October 8, 1793, in Wethersfield,


Connecticut, to Dr. Abner and Eunice (Wells) Moseley. She became the 222.
second wife of Winthrop Buck (b. December 9, 1784), the son of Daniel Needlework Sampler, “Elizabeth R. Trull’s Sampler wrought in the
and Sarah (Saltonstall) Buck. Winthrop was a farmer in Wethersfield all 13th year of her age,” dated 1828, executed in silk threads on a linen
his life. Together they had eight children. ground, with rows of alphabets over a pious verse flanked by panels
stitched with trees and flowers, (toning), 16 1/2 x 17 1/2 in., in a later
The scene portrays Abigail, wife of Nabal, who rode out on a donkey frame.
with an abundance of food and wine for King David, to appease his
anger toward her husband. Later, after Abigail’s husband died, she Note: A note affixed to back reads, “Sampler made by Elizabeth
became David’s wife. Remington Trull/grandmother of Florence Clark Bud-(she married
$600-800 John Clark on Nov. 28-1835.” Elizabeth Trull was born on August 21,
1815 in Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She was the
daughter of Jesse and Olive (Thorndike) Trull. Elizabeth married John
220. Clark (b. September 22, 1796), on November 28, 1835 or 1839. They
Needlework Sampler, Rebekah Nickerson, Provincetown, had at least two daughters and two sons.
Massachusetts, late 18th/early 19th century, wrought with silk threads $600-800
on a linen ground, stitched with an alphabet and the verses: “Rebekah
Nickerson is my name/English is my Nation/Provincetown is my
Dwelling Place/and Christ is My Salvation. When I am Dead and in My
Grave and All My Bones Are Rotten/When This You See Remember
Me/Let Me Not be Forgotten/This Work Throughout My Needle
Wrought,” (toning, minor stains), 9 1/2 x 10 in.
$400-600

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Needlework Sampler, “Sally Smith her SamPlar Made In Tenth Year Needlework Sampler, “Frances Miller’s sampler done in 1831,”
of her,” probably Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1788, stitched with silk possibly Strasburg, Pennsylvania, stitched with silk threads on a
threads on a linen ground, with a border of acorns, strawberries and linen ground, with a small floral-border reserve stitched “My parents
hearts above rows of alphabets, and Sally’s signature lines, with short David & Mary Miller,” surrounded by flower sprigs, strawberries, and a
genealogy of Sally inscribed on a label from a previous backing applied basket of flowers over panels of pious verses flanking the name and
to the back, indicating Sally was born November 8, 1778, married probable town: “Harriet Miller Strasburg,” enclosed on three sides with
Joseph Noble (b. August 20, 1775) on April 10, 1800, and together had a geometric flowering vine, edged with red silk, (toning, light staining,
four children, (toning), 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. fading), 17 3/4 x 19 in., in a period flame mahogany veneer frame.
$1,000-1,500
Note: Joseph Noble, birth date August 20, 1775, is listed in the Salem,
Massachusetts, vital records. His first wife, Sally, may have died
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at the age of 35, which is accurate to Sally’s birth date, and all four Needlework Sampler, “1840 Hannah Page/born 1st mo 25th 1831,”
of their children were born previous to 1813. Salem records indicate 1840, worked in silk threads on a linen ground, with several rows
that Joseph subsequently married a woman named Lucy Goldthwait, of alphabets, a pious verse, and Hannah’s and her brother Daniel’s
February 2, 1815. birthdates over several motifs including baskets of fruit, flowers,
$300-500 columns or pedestals, and raised bird motifs made by stitching around
cutout cardboard birds, (toning, scattered stains), 17 1/4 x 18 in., in a
period grain-painted frame.
224.
Needlework Sampler, “Wrought by Sharlott F. Spear Randolph, Note: According to a label on the reverse inscribed by a descendent of
February 17th 1833,” Massachusetts, stitched with silk threads on Hannah “She was a child of a very devout Quaker family.”
a linen ground, with sawtooth border enclosing rows of alphabets, a $800-1,200
pious verse flanked by two urn-topped columns, (imperfections), 13 x
16 in., in a period burl veneer frame with giltwood liner.

Note: Genealogical research found a girl named Charlotte (or Sharlott)


French Spear was born on July 30, 1823, the daughter of Ephraim and
Charlotte (French) Spear, who resided in Randolph, Massachusetts.
Charlotte married a man named Daniel Hayward or Howard, and her
death is recorded as June 16, 1846.
$300-500

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Needlework Sampler, “Caroline Riggs’ Work Aged 7 Years,” worked Quaker School Needlework Sampler, “Mary Knight 1819,” Burlington
in silk threads on a loosely woven linen ground stitched with numerous County, New Jersey, wrought with silk threads on a linen ground
motifs including a row of alphabets, potted flowering plant, a tree with stitched with a rosebud and leaf stem vine surrounding a pious verse
alphabet letter “fruit,” a man, lady with parasol, dog, peacock, house flanked by stylized man and woman Indian figures, and a pair of
with fence and tree, birds, and butterflies, enclosed in sawtooth and doves and assorted potted flowers, bowls of fruit, and geometric floral
geometric strawberry vine borders, (fraying, toning, fading), 15 x 18 in., devices, (toning, fading), 17 x 19 in., in a period ripple-carved frame.
in a mahogany veneer frame.
$1,000-1,500 Literature: See Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers, Pictorial
Needlework 1650-1850, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1993, vol. 2, p. 478.
The distinctive border on this sampler is the same border as pictured
in Ring’s book. Ring writes, “...the most consistent identifiable motif of
the Burlington County Quaker samplers is a rose-vine border in which
a leaf tendril on one side and a rosebud stem on the other give the
appearance of a double vine.”
$1,000-1,500

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Needlework Sampler, “Ruth Ann Miller born August the 23rd ad 1828 Needlework Sampler, “Mary Richmonds Sampler/Livingston, August
Wrought this sampler September 1840 aged 12 years,” Cumberland, 15th AD 1829,” reportedly Maine, worked in silk threads on a linen
Rhode Island, stitched with silk threads on a linen ground with rows ground with rows of alphabets over a pious verse separated with
of alphabets over a house flanked by pious verses, enclosed in a geometric pattern bands, (imperfections), 13 1/2 x 9 in., in a period
geometric border, (toning, fading), 16 3/4 x 16 1/2 in., in a mahogany molded giltwood frame.
veneer ogee frame. $600-800

Note: Ruth Ann Miller was the daughter of Eber and Abby (Hunt) Miller
of Cumberland, Rhode Island. She married Samuel Carpenter on April 232.
12, 1852. Her childhood house is reportedly still standing on Route Two Small Framed Silk Needlework Pictures, America, early 19th
116/Angell Road in Cumberland. century, silk stitches on a silk ground, one depicting a basket of flowers,
$800-1,200 the other a robin perched on a branch, (toning, light stains), 8 x 8 3/4
in., in matching mitered mahogany frames with gilt liners.
$400-600
230.
Needlework Family Register, “Family Register Wrought by Laura
Mitchel 1830,” Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, stitched with 233.
silk threads on a linen ground depicting flowers and blue bowknots Needlework Sampler, “Wrought by Nancy Cumings Aged 13 Years,”
surrounding two columns flanking the vital statistics of Benjamin Mitchel America, early 19th century, stitched with silk threads on a linen ground,
(b. April 22, 1777), his wife Hannah Pierce (b. October 24, 1780), who with rows of alphabets over a panel depicting a flowering shrub and
were married March 1, 1801, and their eight children, the lower register a house, (toning, fading), 10 x 7 1/2 in., in a period molded giltwood
depicting weeping willows and monuments flanking the death statistics frame.
of Laura’s two siblings, (toning), 18 x 24 in., in original molded giltwood $300-500
frame, backed with a page from The New Haven City Gazette, dated
April 22, 1830.
234.
Literature: The vital statistics of this family can be found in History of Needlework Sampler, “By Mary Oldershaw/1797,” England, worked
Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut From the First Indian Deed in 1659 to with silk threads on a linen ground, depicting potted plants issuing
1854, by William Cothren, published by Bronson Brothers, 1854, p. flowering vines flanking a verse and several animals, trees, hearts,
640. crowns, birds, and flowers, (minor toning), sight size 18 3/4 x 12 3/4 in.,
$2,500-3,500 in a later molded giltwood frame.
$400-600

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Needlework Sampler, “Sarah Titchmarsh Her Work/Fnished This Work Needlework Sampler, “Mary Spriggs March 29, 1837,” probably
November th 3 1817,” probably England, wrought with silk threads on a England, stitched with silk threads on a finely woven linen ground, with
wool gauze ground, stitched at the center with a large stag surrounded rows of alphabets, geometric floral band, pious verses and numerous
by assorted birds, animals, flowers, trees, crowns, a house, windmill, small stitched animals, trees, flowers, birds, crown, and bowknots over
and baskets of fruit, an alphabet, and a pious verse, all enclosed in a central potted flower with perching birds, enclosed in a checked border,
flowering vine, (small patch l.c., minor toning and background losses), (minor toning), 13 x 12 in., in a molded wood frame.
17 x 13 in., in a later frame. $400-600
$400-600

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236. Wool Floral Hooked Rug, America, 19th century, rectangular rug
Needlework Sampler, Ann Orchard, Brockwill, England, 1817, worked centered with two potted flowering plants, with flower blossom border,
in silk threads on a linen ground, stitched with rows of alphabets above 29 x 53 1/2 in.
the verse “ann orchard is my name and england is my nation/brockwill $1,000-1,500
is my dwelling place and christ is my salvation,” over two pine trees
flanking the date “1817,” (toning), 10 x 7 1/4 in., mounted on a linen
ground over cardboard, unframed. 240A.
$300-500 Canvaswork Sewing Case Pocketbook, America, early 19th century,
folding envelope-style pocketbook with wool cross-stitch in a lapped
scale pattern with geometric border continuing to the interior stitched
237. with the name “Elizabeth” on a leather-lined pocket, the interior lined
Needlework Sampler, “Charlotte Cole Ended this Sampler in the Tenth with a hand-stitched printed linen with a silk ribbon gathered pocket,
Year of Her Age One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Five,” two small ribbon-suspended bags, a silk-edged woven wool needle
stitched with wool and silk threads on a linen ground, with rows of holder, and two wool canvas work pincushions, (stitch losses, and
alphabets over the mottos “Let Virtue Be thy Guide” and “Be a Lover of fraying), 4 3/4 x 10 (closed), 16 1/4 x 10 in. (open).
Ingenious Pain/for Itts the Labouring Hand That Doth the Penny Gain,” $400-600
over a border of birds and flowers, (minor fading, toning, and stitch
losses), 16 1/2 x 12 1/4 in., in a later molded giltwood frame.
$400-600 241.
Beaded Needlework Sewing Roll-up, late 19th century, the exterior
stitched with cotton threads on a linen ground with five flower blossoms
238. and buds on a white ground, the interior lined with a multicolored
Needlework Sampler, “Marked by Lydia C. Kaighn in the 10th year beaded panel with birds perched on flowering branches, on a pink
of her age. 1834,” worked in silk and linen threads on a linen ground polished cotton ground, (separations to beadwork), 3 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.
showing rows of alphabets over a panel with animals, birds, trees, $200-250
flowers, and the maker’s information, (toning, fading), 7 x 17 1/2 in., in
a later molded wood frame.
$300-500

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Redware Jar and Cake Crock, probably New England, early 19th Slip-decorated Redware Dish, America, early 19th century, coggled
century, ovoid jar with lug handles decorated with brown splotches, rim on shallow bowl ornamented with yellow serpentine slip decoration,
and round straight-sided cake crock with reeded rim and molded hand- (rim chips, glaze wear), ht. 1 3/4, dia. 9 in.
holds, streaked and spotted with brown manganese, the interior with $200-300
brown spots and green streaks, (rim chips), ht. 8 1/4, 3 3/8, crock rim
dia. 8 in.
$300-500 246.
Light Green Painted Oval Bucket, America, 19th century, stave and
iron hoop constructed with mortise-and-tenon joinery for arched wood
243. handle, ht. 14 1/2, wd. 9 1/2, lg. 12 3/4 in.
Early Barrel-form Redware Mug, attributed to Joseph Bayley, Rowley, $300-500
Massachusetts, c. 1735, (chips, glaze wear), ht. 6 1/4 in.
$250-350
247.
Two Painted Woven Splint Covered Baskets, probably eastern
United States Woodland Indian tribe, 19th century, one round, painted
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with contrasting black and red paint with vegetable stamp designs, the
Redware Jar, America, early 19th century, ovoid form with shaped rim, other round over square painted red, blue, and black, (losses), ht. 10
light olive green glaze with orange halos, ht. 9 1/2 in. 3/4, 10 1/2 in.
$200-300 $1,000-1,200

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Two Carved and Painted Shorebird Figures, America, early 20th
century, the figures with small nail/washer eyes, incised bills and wing
details, supported on iron rods and turned wood bases, one red and
one green, (small losses and paint wear), ht. 20 1/4, 16 in.
250
$800-1,200

249.
Painted Woodenware Covered Tub and Kerosene Oil Keg, America,
19th century, a stave and lapped wooden hoop constructed tub
painted green-blue, and a stave and iron hoop constructed keg with
spigot, wire bail handle, painted red with black stenciling, ht. 11 1/2, 13
in.
$300-500

250.
Folk Carved and Painted Owl Figure, America, probably early to
mid-20th century, the figure carved with the grain of the wood so as to
enhance the natural relief of the figure, with minimally painted feather
details, inset glass eyes, and iron beak, with stand, overall ht. 24 3/8,
wd. 7 3/4 in.
$1,500-2,500

251.
Mahogany and Glass Display Box, America, 19th century, dovetail-
constructed mahogany case with peaked top, three hinged glazed
doors, brass knobs, (minor crack), ht. 20 1/4, wd. 13, dp. 7 in.
$300-500

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Black-painted Bannister-back Armchair, probably Connecticut, 18th
century, old surface of black paint over earlier blue, ht. 50, seat ht. 17
1/2 in.
$2,500-3,500 256

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Turned Burl Bowl, America, early 19th century, deep round bowl with
incised collar lines, (minor imperfections), ht. 7, dia. 17 1/2 in.
$400-600

254.
Red-painted Queen Anne Cherry Tea Table, New England, 18th
century, the oval top on four block-turned tapering legs ending in pad
feet, joined by a straight skirt, original surface, (restoration), ht. 24 3/4,
wd. 35, dp. 26 1/2 in.
$8,000-12,000

255.
Large Redware Jar, probably New England, early 19th century, ovoid
jar with applied lug handles, decorated with two incised wavy lines
and streaked brown splotches, (repaired cracks and losses, scattered
surface chips), ht. 13 in.
$300-500

256.
Carved Cedar Tall Case Clock, John Bailey, Hanover, Massachusetts,
c. 1780, with a engraved brass tombstone dial inscribed John Bailey
Hanover in the arch, with seconds indicator, brass eight-day weight-
powered movement with skeletonized plates, (imperfections), ht. 83 in.

Note: A partial label mounted inside the drawer reads in part, “this pine
[sic] high clock was made in Hanover, Massachusetts, by John Bailey,
who was born August 6, 1751, and was one of the first clocks made
by him. The history of Hanover speaks of his having made his first clock
at the age of eleven years, ‘which (in 1893) is still keeping good time.’
This clock was purchased of John Bailey by Thomas Rose, who was
deacon of the first church of Hanover and also selectman of the town...
from Mr. Magner [likely an early 20th century owner] it was purchased
by Henry D. Sleeper for Mr. George F.---, W---town, Pennsylvania.”

Literature: For a discussion of early Bailey tall clocks, see Cheney and
Zea, Clock Making in New England: 1725-1825. Specifically, fig. 1-17,
p. 23, shows a clock with a brass movement and a similar, though likely
slightly later case.
$3,000-5,000
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Pine Dwarf Clock, Joshua Wilder, Hingham, Massachusetts, c. Queen Anne Carved Maple and Cherry Side Chair, probably
1815, with brass weight-driven time and strike movement, refinished, Massachusetts, mid-18th century, the yoked crest above a vasiform
(imperfections, repainted dial), ht. 53 1/2 in. splat, on rush seat, shaped front rail, and frontal cabriole legs ending
in pad feet on platforms, joined to the raking rear legs by turned
Provenance: An old label on the interior reads “LA DOUGLAS, dealer in stretchers, (imperfections), ht. 39, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.
ANTIQUE CLOCKS and BRIC-A-BRAC, Hingham, Massachusetts.” $600-800
$4,000-6,000

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258. Queen Anne Carved Tiger Maple Vase-back Side Chair, probably
Pair of Black-painted Queen Anne Side Chairs, New England, 18th New Hampshire, c. 1740-50, the yoked molded crest rail continues to
century, with yoked crest rails, raking stiles, and vasiform splat on stiles above the trapezoidal molded seat and cutout frame on frontal
block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs ending in Spanish feet joined by arris-carved cabriole legs joined to the raking rear legs by vase- and
turned stretchers, original surface, ht. 40, seat ht. 17 1/4 in. ring-turned H-stretcher, old surface, (lacks feet), ht. 38 1/4, seat ht. 13
$1,000-1,500 1/2 in.
$200-300

259.
Paint-decorated Tinware Dome-top Trunk, East Douglas, 263.
Massachusetts, early 19th century, dome-top trunk with hinged lid, Polychrome-painted Lift-top Box, America, 19th century, the lid
wire bail, and tin hasp with a white painted band on front with floral and centering a reserve of Columbia in a chariot draped with flags, with gilt
foliate decoration on a black ground, (minor paint wear), ht. 7 3/8, 10 x and painted borders on a brown field, “E.M.L.” monograms painted on
6 1/2 in. the sides, and floral and fruit garland on the front, (minor paint losses),
ht. 4 1/4, wd. 11 7/8, dp. 9 1/4 in.
Provenance: Ex collection of Wallis H. (Wally) Darnley, East Douglas, $400-600
Massachusetts. Wally was a collector of early American antiques and
curator and consultant at the Worcester Historical Museum.
264.
Note: The interior contains a circa 1979 photo showing the box on top Assembled Set of Ten Painted and Turned Yoke-crested Vase-
of a candlestand, the back inscribed “Picture taken in Jenckes Store back Chairs, New England or New York State, 18th century, including
Apt. E. Douglas, Mass, where tole box originated.” The Jenckes store one armchair, all with pad feet except the armchair and a side chair
building still stands today and houses the historical society. which have turned feet, approx. ht. 40, seat ht. 17 in.
$800-1,200 $2,500-3,500

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Cherry Tea Table, New England, last half 18th century, the rectangular Queen Anne Maple Tea Table, New England, mid-18th century, the
top with shaped corners on a beaded skirt joining splayed turned legs, shaped overhanging top on splayed, block-turned, tapering legs ending
old mellow surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 25 1/2, wd. 29, dp. 19 in. in pad feet, joined by a cyma-curved skirt, old refinish, (imperfections),
$1,000-1,500 ht. 25 3/4, wd. top wd. 31 1/2, top dp. 22 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500

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Painted Bannister-back Armchair, New England. 18th
century, with shaped crest above four turned bannisters,
arms with scrolled handholds, and turned double front
stretchers, old brown-painted surface, ht. 46, seat ht. 16
1/2 in.
$600-800

267.
Grain-painted Bannister-back Side Chair, New
England, 18th century, with shaped crest above three
bannisters and block-, vase-, and ring-turnings, 19th
century painted surface, ht. 43 3/4, seat ht. 16 1/4 in.
$600-800

268.
Red-painted Bannister-back Armchair, Massachusetts
or Connecticut, 18th century, with vase- and ring-turning,
and the arms with scrolled handholds, 19th century
painted surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 42 3/4, seat
ht. 17 in.
$1,000-1,500
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Paint-decorated and Gilt-stenciled Pine Dressing Table,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1815-20, the scrolled backsplash
centering a compote of fruit, above a concave shelf and two short
drawers, all on the rectangular top with rounded corners on a
conformingly shaped apron with long drawer joining four turned tapering
legs, replaced glass pulls, original surface of yellow paint bordered in
green, with black striping and simulated figured wood veneer, (paint
wear), overall ht. 39, case wd. 34, case dp. 17 in.

Provenance: A printed label inside the upper right drawer reads


“Samaha Collection.”
$7,000-9,000

270.
Pair of Faux Green Marble Painted Wooden Half Columns, America,
late 19th century, ht. 7 ft. 2 in.
$1,000-1,500

271.
American School, 19th Century

Theorem of a Basket of Flowers. Signed “Ellen A. Walker/2nd Term


l.r., the back of the frame inscribed “Painted at Susan Downer’s Private
School, Sharon, Vt.” Watercolor on paper, 11 1/4 x 14 1/4 in., in a
period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor toning.
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American School, 19th Century American School, 19th Century

Schoolgirl Still Life Picture of a Bowl of Flowers. Unsigned. Mourning Picture with a Woman Grieving Beside a Monument.
Watercolor on paper, 11 1/2 x 10 1/8 in., in a gilt gadrooned wood Signed “P.B. Wescott Greenfield 1835” l.r. Watercolor, ink, and applied
frame. Condition: Foxing, moisture stains on right side, subtle creases, gold foil on paper, the woman portrayed in an oval reserve with a sailing
minor tear at l.l. edge. vessel in the background, 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 in., in a period molded wood
$800-1,200 frame. Condition: Toning, moisture stains.
$800-1,200

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Possibly the Work of Eunice Pinney (Connecticut, 1770-1849) Polychrome-painted Fraktur, possibly Lebanon, Pennsylvania, c.
1824, ink and watercolor on paper birth announcement ornamented
Strolling Couple with Stumbling Suitor. Unsigned. Watercolor on with a tulip, flower blossoms, and a heart with ink inscriptions “Michael
paper, 3 5/8 x 5 7/8 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Laid Grabiel was born the 27th of September, 1814/1824,” (tears, toning,
down onto period paper, creases, scattered paint losses. laid down), 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in., in a stencil-decorated period frame.
$600-800
Note: Genealogical records indicate a child by the name of Michael
Graybill (possibly a later spelling) was born on September 27, 1814 in
275. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. His parents were John and Susan or
American School, 19th Century Susannah (Brubacher) Graybill, who were married in September of 1813
and resided in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
Theorem with an Urn of Pink Roses. Unsigned. Watercolor on $200-300
paper, 14 x 12 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Toning,
moisture stains. 279.
$300-500 Seven Assorted Framed Items, 19th century, a hand-colored printed
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, “Birth & Christening Certificate”
for Josiah Jordan, dated 1822, labeled “Allentown, printed & sold by
276. H. Ebner & Co.”; two hand-painted lithographed valentines, one with
Two Schoolgirl Maps, The World and North America, by Dorcas embossed lace border; a watercolor on paper theorem depicting a
Wheeler, c. 1819, watercolor and ink on paper, the map of the world basket of stenciled and hand-painted flowers, an ink inscription l.c.
inscribed “Delineated by Dorcas Wheeler 1819,” with additional ink reads, “Painted by Harvey Doty/Presented to Becky Vandorvoort,
depiction of an eagle and shield, and graphite sketch of a country lane Nov. 3/63.”; a watercolor on paper painting of a flower; a full-length
with house beside a body of water with boats, (minor toning, foxing), silhouette portrait of a young man, with watercolor, gouache, and gilt
sight size 18 x 34 1/4; the map of North America inscribed “by D. highlights; and a reproduction cut and pasted bust-length silhouette of
WHEELER,” (minor toning and foxing), 21 3/4 x 13 3/4 in., both in later Henry Wadsworth Longfellow signed “deMors” l.r., sight sizes from 3
frames, not examined out of frames. 1/2 x 2-16 1/4 x 13 in.
$800-1,200 $200-300

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Polychrome Floral-decorated Dome-top Trunk, America, second
Schoolboy Map of Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Connecticut
quarter 19th century, rectangular pine box with hinged lid, iron latch,
Bay, “Drawn by Daniel F. Draper 1831,” Dedham, Massachusetts,
painted blue with floral sprays painted on the top and two blossoms on
watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper, with key below, (toning, small
the front, dot and stripe patterned borders, ht. 10 3/4, wd. 25 3/4, dp.
punctures along top and bottom edges), sight size 13 1/2 x 16 in., in a 14 in.
later frame. $1,500-1,800
Provenance: A note dated 1923, affixed to the reverse, reads: “This
map was drawn by David Fisher Draper, nine years old, living where he 281.
was born on his father’s farm in West Dedham, Mass. He was the son Paint-decorated Dome-top Box, possibly New York State, second
of Deacon Martin Draper. The map came to his daughter Mary Draper quarter 19th century, rectangular pine box with hinged lid and iron
Cobb and was given by her to her daughter Ruth December 25th latch, painted black with polychrome stylized flowers accented with
1923.” yellow brushed leaf-like devices and brushed flourishes, striped borders,
$300-500 ht. 10 5/8, wd. 28, dp. 12 3/4 in.
$2,000-2,500

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Grain-painted Pine Dome-top Box, New England, original mustard Green-painted Pine Candle Box, America, 19th century, with pierced
and burnt sienna paint, (paint wear), ht. 14, wd. 30 1/4, dp. 15 in. arched back and make-do wire repairs to cracks on side panels,
$400-600 containing ten beeswax candles, old green paint over earlier blue and
green, (age cracks, paint loss), ht. 11 1/4, wd. 7 3/8, dp. 5 3/8 in.
$250-350
283.
Paint-decorated Slide-lid Box, America, 19th century, rectangular
box, the slide-lid decorated with the name “CORA” in yellow with black
foliage, with creamy white Aesthetic Movement-style linear borders on 286.
an orange-red ground, ht. 4 3/8, wd. 4, dp. 12 in. Folk Art Carved and Painted Figures in a Box, 19th century,
$400-600 depicting a man and woman seated on a bench, he wears a red cap
and an apron with an object on his lap which he is hammering, he holds
the hammer in the hand of his articulated arm, she is seated beside
284. him wearing a white cap and apron over a brown dress, the figures
Band Box, probably Massachusetts, second quarter 19th century, are mounted inside a wood box with red-painted exterior with leather-
deep oblong covered box with blue wavy line and white floral diamond hinged rear door, (paint wear, losses), overall ht. 10, wd. 9, dp. 7 1/2 in.
varnishes on an ivory-colored ground, (minor edge losses, light stains), $400-600
ht. 11, wd. 14 1/2, lg. 1 1/2 in.
$150-250

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287. 290.
Relief-carved and Painted Tobacco Box, America, 1892, rectangular Two Small Decorated Dome-top Boxes, America, early 19th century,
box with lift-top relief-carved with Gothic arches around central round rectangular boxes, one with wire lid handle and hinges and iron latch
blossom, the sides relief-carved with bellflower stems, pipes, and painted blue with yellow striped borders, decorated on the lid and
flowers on arrows, and one side with assorted polychrome painted front with painted flowers; the other with tin and wire latch and hinges
vessels and mugs and a verse inscribed “I judge the best, whate’er decorated with applied panels of floral printed wallpaper, (wear), ht. 5
befall,.../Is still to sit on one’s behind/And having duly moistened all/ 3/4, 5 1/8, wd. both 9 1/4, dp. 5 1/8, 5 3/4 in., respectively.
Smoke with an unperturbed mind,” the bottom inscribed “W.L.T. -1892- $400-600
his box,” the interior containing an envelope with typed message: “And
he left me the beautifully carved tobacco-box which he made himself.
I shall pass it down to Theodore and, I hope, to Theodore Chadwick, 291.
Jr.,” ht. 3 7/8, wd. 4 5/8, lg. 6 1/2 in. Putty-painted Dome-top Box, America, early 19th century, rectangular
$300-500 pine box with dovetail construction, brass swing handle on lid, and iron
latch, (imperfections), ht. 7 1/2, wd. 16, dp. 8 in.
$300-500
288.
Painted Book-form Folding Game Board, America, 19th century, the
exterior painted with red, green, and yellow leaf and linear borders on a 292.
tan ground, the interior painted with a backgammon game in green and Paint-decorated Pine Dome-top Trunk, probably New England, early
black on a salmon-colored ground, (shrinkage cracks, paint wear), 19 x 19th century, nail-constructed box with wire hinged lid, painted dark red
9 3/4 in., folded. with wavy black lines and dashes, (loss on latch, minor paint wear), ht.
$600-800 7 1/4, wd. 16 1/4, dp. 8 3/4 in.
$300-500

289.
Small Paint-decorated Dome-top Box, attributed to Heinrich Bucher, 293.
Lancaster and Berks County, Pennsylvania, c. 1800, the rectangular Paint-decorated Pine Trinket Box, America, 19th century, rectangular
box with cut nail and glue construction with leather hinges, the top, dovetail-constructed box with hinged overhanging lid, molded base,
sides, and front decorated with freehand polychrome-painted flowers, the top centered with carved diamond-shaped plate inscribed “F.C.L.”
leaves, and scallops, also a small dwelling on the front, on a black surrounded by a red-painted border on a simulated bird’s-eye maple
ground, (minor paint losses), ht. 5 1/4, wd. 9 3/8, dp. 5 1/2 in. ground, (minor paint loss), ht. 3 1/2, wd. 8 3/4, dp. 5 3/4 in.
$300-500
Note: See The Folk Tradition: Early Arts and Crafts of the Susquehanna
Valley, compiled by Richard I. Barons, Robertson Center, Binghamton,
New York, 1981, pp. 152-3. Similarly decorated boxes have 294.
traditionally been attributed to the maker of boxes signed “H. Bucher” Red-painted Pine Pipe Box, probably New England, early 19th
which were found in Lancaster and Berks County, Pennsylvania. Two century, with pierced top for pipe stems, lower single drawer, ht. 19
boxes with similar decoration are in the collection at the Henry Francis 3/4, wd. 5 7/8, dp. 4 1/2 in.
Dupont Winterthur Museum and one in the Pennsylvania German $400-600
Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
$800-1,200

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295. 300.
Miniature Empire-style Pine Secretary, America, early 19th century, American School, 19th Century
two pieces, top with molded cornice on compartment with hinged top
over tombstone-shaped glazed doors, set on a dovetail-constructed Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Red Dress and Holding a Kitten, c.
case with three drawers, ht. 19 1/4, wd. 14 1/2, dp. 8 3/4 in. 1840. Unsigned. Oil on canvas applied to wood panel, 32 1/2 x
$800-1,200 22 1/2 in., in a later frame. Condition: Craquelure with lifting and
losses around edges, retouch to scattered paint losses to figure and
background.
296. $800-1,200
Molded Wood and Eglomise Glass Courting Mirror, northern
Europe, 18th century, the crest with hexagonal glass panel reverse-
painted with a church scene, green painted foil on glass borders, 301.
suitable for hanging and with make-do sheet iron hinged easel stand American School, 19th Century
affixed to the back, (imperfections), ht. 13 1/8, wd. 8 1/2 in.
$600-800 Portrait of a Boy in a Garden Landscape with a Wheelbarrow and
Shovel. Unsigned. Oil on academy board, 11 1/4 x 9 in., in a period
gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Very good, some surface grime.
297. $700-900
Mahogany Carved Mirror, probably New Hampshire, late 18th
century, the frame with carved fans on the horizontals and abstract
devices on the verticals, ht. 27 1/2, wd. 11 in. 302.
$600-800 American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Young Man Seated Before a Window, c. 1825.


298. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 8 x 6 1/8 in., in a molded grain-
Mustard Yellow Paint-decorated Pine Dressing Table, New painted and gessoed frame. Condition: Minor toning and foxing.
England, c. 1820, the shaped top with single drawer above, on straight $500-700
skirt joining tapering legs, painted surface simulated stringing and
banding, and decorative motifs of shells, grapes, and drapery, (minor
imperfections), top ht. 26 3/4, top wd. 34 1/2, dp. 18 1/4 in. 303.
$1,000-1,500 American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Young Man with Auburn Hair, c. 1830. Indistinctly


299. signed l.r. Oil on canvas, the gentleman reportedly from Nantucket, 24
Federal Paint Decorated Chest over Two Drawers, New England, x 20 in., in a period mahogany veneer and giltwood frame. Condition:
early 19th century, original brasses, old surface, ht. 37, wd. 37, dp. 18 Relined, repaired tears u.r., scattered retouch primarily to background
3/4 in. edges.
$3,000-5,000 $400-600

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American School, 19th Century American School, 19th Century

Portrait of Toby Buckland. Unsigned, sitter identified on a note Portrait of Parsons Cooke, First Pastor at East Church, Ware,
affixed to the back. Oil on canvas, 27 x 22 in., in a grain-painted frame. Massachusetts, 1826-55, c. 1825. Unsigned, sitter identified on label
Condition: Relined, retouch around edges and scattered retouch to on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in., in a molded giltwood frame.
face, body, and background. Condition: Relined, cleaned, stable craquelure. Oil on canvas, 29 x 23
in., in a gold leaf frame.
Provenance: An old note affixed verso states that the painting $800-1,000
descended in the Batchelder family who lived in the house presently
serving as the Conway Historical Society.
$800-1,200
307.
Embroidered Pieced Wool “Texas Star” Pattern Bedcover, America,
305. late 19th century, composed of diamond-shaped primarily wool
Andrew J. Bascom (American, 19th Century) segments in an array of colors radiating outward from a six-point star,
with a wide border of smaller six-point stars, each diamond segment
Portrait of Amey Ann Haskell in Her 24th Year. Inscribed and dated embroidered with vibrant flowers and outlined with gold feather
“A.J. Bascom Pinxt Apr. 1839/For Amey Ann Haskell in her 24th Year” stitching, the whole edged with gray-blue blanket-weight wool and
verso. Oil on cotton bed ticking, 26 x 23 in., in a period ogee frame. backed with natural-colored homespun linen or hemp fabric, (scattered
Condition: Patched tear u.c., minor retouch. losses to fabric and embroidery stitches), 10 ft. x 8 ft. 10 in.
see detail inside back cover
Note: A label affixed to the stretcher is inscribed: “Amey Ann (Haskell) $5,000-7,000
Bartlett 1815-1883 (68) eldest 5 dau’s John & Asenith (Aldrich) Haskell,
Cumberland & Sheldonville” (Rhode Island).
$600-800

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Wool Floral and Fruit Hooked Rug, early 20th century, rectangular Pieced and Appliquéd Cotton Figural Eagle Quilt, America, c.
rug with central field hooked with pomegranate-like fruit and blossoms 1860s, the quilt depicting four spreadwing eagle figures, each with a
in shades of red and green, on a black ground with subtle colored flower sprig in its beak, surrounding a central medallion, composed of
striations, with bud and blossom border, mounted on a wood frame, 34 red, green, and yellow patterned printed calico cotton fabrics on a white
x 63 in. ground turned over around the on the edges, backed with white cotton,
$800-1,200 diamond pattern and outline quilting in the center field surrounded by a
diagonal line and undulating feather border, (toning, stains), 84 x 82 in.
$1,500-2,500

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310. 315.
Set of Three Black-painted Bamboo-turned Windsor Bow-back Black-painted Bamboo-turned Windsor Bow-back Side Chair, New
Chairs with Applied Arms, New England, early 19th century, with England, early 19th century, with beaded crest rail, nine spindles and
beaded crests, nine spindles, scratch-beaded arms, molded seats with shaped seat, ht. 38, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.
slightly bowed fronts, on legs joined by front, side, and rear stretchers, $500-700
old surface, (minor paint wear, minor imperfections), ht. to 38, seat ht.
to 18 in.
$4,000-6,000 316.
Pair of Black-painted, Polychrome, and Gilt Neoclassical Side
Chairs, early 19th century, the crests painted with drapery swags and
311. leafage above the splat with urn, with rush seats on turned legs joined
Paint-decorated Sack-back Windsor Chair, New England, late 18th by shaped front stretcher with gilt leafage, (paint wear), ht. 34 1/2, seat
century, the scrolled arms with turned supports above the shaped ht. 17 1/2 in.
saddle seat, on vase- and ring-turned legs joined by stretchers, old $1,500-2,500
brown-painted surface with yellow striping, ht. 37 3/4, seat ht. 17 in.
$800-1,200
317.
Faux Bois Pine Table with Neoclassical Designs, early 19th century,
312. the top with faux marble paint on a yellow-painted, black-striped, and
Assembled Set of Eight Paint-decorated Step-down Windsor bamboo-decorated skirt with drawer, (minor imperfections), ht. 33, wd.
Dining Chairs, New England, c. 1810, comprising seven side chairs 30 1/4, dp. 19 1/2 in.
and one armchair, skillfully repainted in the correct manner.
$800-1,200 Literature: Illustrated in Dean A. Fales, Jr., American Painted Furniture
1660-1880, p. 227, plate 383.
$2,500-3,500
313.
Set of Five Painted Step-down Windsor Side Chairs, New England,
c. 1810, with bamboo turnings, old worn mustard grain-painted 318.
surface, ht. 34 3/4, seat ht. 17 in. Set of Six Paint-decorated and Gilt Fancy Chairs, probably
$400-600 Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1815-25, original surface, (imperfections
and paint wear), ht. approx. 33 1/2, seat ht. 16-18 in.

314. Literature: A very similar chair, from a set of five at Historic New
Black-painted Braced Bow-back Windsor Side Chair, New England, England’s Rundlet-May House in Portsmouth, is illustrated and
early 19th century, with beaded crest above eight spindles, shaped discussed in Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks of the New Hampshire
seat, and splayed legs, ht. 37, seat ht. 16 1/4 in. Seacoast, by Brock Jobe, SPNEA, 1993, p. 280, as figure 70A. In
$400-600 the entry, it is suggested that the chairs may have been decorated by
Henry Beck, a Portsmouth craftsman. The present examples may have
a similar origin.
$1,000-1,500

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319. 324.
Historical Blue Transferware HARVARD COLLEGE Soup Plate, Blue Transfer-decorated The Dam and Water Works Philadelphia
Ralph Stevenson & Williams, Cobridge, England, early 19th century, the Soup Bowl, unknown maker, England, early 19th century, depicting
soup plate depicting figures strolling on the lawn before Harvard, Hollis, a scene with the dam and waterworks on the Schuylkill River at Fair
Stoughton, and Holworthy halls at Harvard, printed title on the bottom, Mount, Philadelphia, with printed title on the bottom, dia. 9 5/8 in.
with oak leaf and acorn border, dia. 9 7/8 in. $300-500
$300-500

325.
320. Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery
Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Dinner Dinner Plate, Ralph Stevenson and Williams, Cobridge, early 19th
Plate, John & William Ridgeway, Hanley, England, 1814-30, the plate century, depicting PARK THEATRE NEW YORK, with an oak leaf and
depicting CITY HALL NEW YORK, from the Beauties of America series, acorn border, printed title on the reverse, (minor imperfections), dia. 9
3/4 in.
with a floral medallion border, printed title and maker’s mark on the
$150-250
reverse, (light wear), dia. 9 7/8 in.
$100-150
326.
Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Plate,
321. Joseph Stubbs, Burslem, 1790-1829, the plate depicting Nahant Hotel
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plate, near Boston, with printed title on the bottom, floral and eagle border,
attributed to Joseph Stubbs, Burslem, England, 1790-1829, dinner (glaze wear), dia. 8 3/4 in.
plate depicting Fair Mount near Philadelphia [without sheep], with $200-300
printed title on reverse, eagle and floral border, (minor discoloration),
dia. 10 1/4 in.
$150-250 327.
Light Blue Transfer-decorated W. PENNS TREATY Small Covered
Tureen and Underdish, Thomas Green, Fenton, England, c. 1850,
322. depicting one of eight Penn’s Treaty views by Thomas Green, picturing
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Dinner Penn standing, his attendant seated on a rock, an Indian standing and
Plate, John Rogers & Son, Longport, England, 1815-42, depicting the another reclining and leaning on her elbow, titled on bottom, overall ht.
BOSTON STATE HOUSE, with floral border, impressed maker’s mark 6 3/4, wd. 6 1/4, lg. 8 5/8 in.
on bottom, dia. 10 in. $600-800
$200-300

328.
323. Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Anti-Slavery Plate,
Historic Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Sugar Bowl and England, 19th century, scalloped rim on plate centered with the words
Cover, James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1819-36, with blue and of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, with a
white transfer decoration, the bowl depicting the “Landing of Gen. border of eagles with American shields and four medallions; two with
Lafayette at Castle Garden in New York, 16 August, 1824,” with partial quotations from the Constitution, in the third, a pair of scales, and in the
printed title below, with a floral-decorated cover, ht. 5 7/8 in. fourth, Justice pardoning a slave, dia. 9 1/4 in.
$300-500 $200-300

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Two Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Pitchers, Historic Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Platter Landing
England, 19th century, one decorated with the Boston State House by of LaFayette, James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1819-36, oblong
Joseph Stubbs, Burslem, (minor rim line), ht. 6 5/8; the other depicting platter with blue and white transfer decoration depicting the “Landing of
a Near East port scene by Cauldon Pottery, with blue printed “Cauldon Gen. Lafayette at Castle Garden in New York, 16 August, 1824,” with
England” maker’s mark on base, ht. 11 1/2 in. title below scene, impressed maker’s mark on base, (repaired crack,
$500-700 chips), 11 3/4 x 15 3/8 in.
$400-600

330.
Two Blue Transferware Landing of the Fathers at Plymouth Dinner 337.
Plates, Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, 1819-46, each with printed Historic Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Dinner Plate
inscription between border and center view THE LANDING OF THE and Soup Plate, Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, 1819-46, the dinner
FATHERS AT PLYMOUTH DEC 22 1620, the names Carver, Bradford, plate depicting “East View of La Grange The Residence of the Marquis
Winslow, Brewster, & Standish inscribed at c.r. of scene, the words
LaFayette,” (glaze wear), the soup plate depicting “La Grange the
AMERICA INDEPENDENT/JULY 4 1776 and WASHINGTON BORN
Residence of the Marquis Lafayette,” with grapevine and floral borders,
1732 DIED 1799 inscribed on border cartouches, one with impressed
both with printed title and impressed pottery mark on the bottom, dia.
maker’s mark, the other with printed maker’s mark, dia. 10 1/8 in.
9 1/8 in.
$250-350
$400-600

331.
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated VIEW OF TRENTON FALLS 338.
Plate, attributed to Enoch Wood & Sons, England, second quarter 19th Small Historic Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery
century, the plate with printed title on the bottom, shell border, (several Platter, Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England, 1819-46, oblong
minute surface nicks), dia. 7 1/2 in. form with scenic view of a building, titled “East View of La Grange The
$250-350 Residence of the Marquis LaFayette” and impressed “WOOD” on the
base, (minor glaze wear), 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 in.
$300-350
332.
Historic Blue Transferware Baker’s Falls/Hudson River Plate, James
and Ralph Clewes, Cobridge, England, 1819-36, from the Picturesque 339.
Views series, with floral border, printed title on bottom, dia. 9 in. Historical Blue Transfer-decorated WASHINGTON Plate, England,
$100-150 early 19th century, unknown maker, printed title on reverse, depicting
a man on horseback on a hill overlooking a landscape and town, with
floral border, (minor light wear), dia. 7 5/8 in.
333. $250-350
Three Historical Light Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire
Pottery Items, England, 19th century, a basin depicting Baltimore
harbor, and a dinner plate depicting City Hall, New York, by Charles 340.
Meigh, 1830-40, from the American Cities and Scenery Series, both Three Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Tea Bowls
bordered with fine mosses and chickweed, printed title and maker’s and Saucers, England, early 19th century, a tea bowl with matching
mark on bases; and a soup plate depicting “The Narrows From Ft. saucer decorated with eagle on urn, flowers, and pagoda buildings, by
Hamilton,” from the American Views series by Thomas Godwin, Clews; a matching cup and saucer with central urn with two figures with
Burslem, c. 1834-54, with characteristic border of morning glories and floral and scroll cartouches; a tea bowl with shell border and a saucer
nasturtiums, (basin with minor hairline and foot chips), basin ht. 5 1/4,
with central urn with urn and flower border, by Clews, (both with rim
dia. 14 1/4, plate dia. 10 1/8, 10 3/8 in.
repairs), ht. 1 1/8-2 5/8 in.
$400-600
$300-400

334.
Historical Blue Transferware HOBART TOWN Soup Plate, unknown 341.
maker, England, early 19th century, depicting a small settlement near Two Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Tea Bowls and
the source of the Delaware river in New York, floral border, printed title Saucers, England, early 19th century, a matching tea bowl and saucer
on the bottom, dia. 9 in. by William Adams decorated with a basket of flowers, a matching tea
$200-250 bowl and saucer decorated with an urn with a floral border, cup ht. 2
3/8, 2 5/8, saucer dia. both 5 3/4 in.
$150-200
335.
Two Historic Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plates,
England, second quarter 19th century, a small plate depicting the 342.
“Landing of Gen. LaFayette at Castle Garden in New York, 16 August, Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plate and Saucer,
1824,” titled below scene, with floral border, by Clews; and a dinner England, early 19th century, a small plate with Don Quixote scene with
plate depicting “La Grange the Residence of the Marquis Lafayette,” printed title on bottom THE MEETING OF SANCHO AND DAPPLE, with
with grapevine and floral borders, by Enoch Wood & Sons, both with floral- and bird-decorated border, dia. 9; together with a saucer with Dr.
impressed pottery mark on the bottom, (glaze wear), dia. 7 3/4, 10 1/8 FRANKLIN’S MAXIM’S transfer design about sloth and lost time, dia. 6
in., respectively. 1/2 in.
$400-600 $200-300

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343. 347.
Historic Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Saucer and Two Blue and White Blue Willow Pattern Staffordshire Pottery
Plate, Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England, 1819-46, a saucer Platters, early 19th century, oblong pearlware platters, 15 x 19, 14 1/4
and small plate both depicting Commodore MacDonnough’s Victory, x 18 1/4 in.
with floral pattern border, impressed maker’s mark on bottom, (minor $200-400
imperfections), saucer ht. 1 1/8, dia. 5 3/4, 6 1/2 in.
$400-800
348.
Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plate, Enoch Wood
344. & Sons, Burslem, England, 1819-46, depicting Moulin sur la Marne a
Six Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Cup Plates, Charenton, titled on the reverse, showing men on the bank of a river
England, early 19th century, two depicting Castle Garden, New York, before a bridge and mill; impressed “Wood” on base, dia. 9 1/8 in.
by Enoch Wood & Sons, one with a shell border, one depicting the
Note: The view, while not American, is notable in that for many years
“Landing of LaFayette at Castle Garden,” one with a “Winter View at
collectors of transferware erroneously associated it with being on the
Pittsfield, Mass.,” and one depicting figures in a cottage playing cards,
estate of the Marquise De Lafayette.
all by Clews, one showing a couple in a landscape strolling before a
$200-250
manor, (imperfections), dia. 4 1/8-4 5/8 in.
$400-600
349.
Pair of Blue and White Staffordshire Blue Willow Pattern Platters,
345. England, early 19th century, oblong pearlware platters, (minor chip on
Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plate Depicting the one), 17 1/2 x 14 in.
Ship Cadmus, Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England, early 19th $200-400
century, with floral border, (minor wear), dia. 9 1/4 in.

Literature: See American Historical Views on Staffordshire China, by 350.


Ellouise Baker Larsen, Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1939, p. Flow Blue Decorated “States” Plate, England, early 19th century
236. Larson notes that this view “bears closer resemblance to the real decorated with a rayed center with ribbon banner inscribed “DECUS
Cadmus as painted by Anton Roux than any other of Wood’s views.” ET TUTAMEN AB ILLO” (a glory and the defense of it), bordered with a
$300-500 chain with fifteen printed states names, (wear), dia. 8 3/4 in.
$300-500

346.
Scenic Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Platter and 350A.
Reticulated Footed Bowl, England, early 19th century, oblong platter Four Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Dinner Plates,
made by Clews depicting gentlemen fishing from the shore on a river England, early 19th century, a Clews Coronation pattern plate with a
with fortress in the background; an oblong bowl with reticulated rim, still life of fruit, vase of flowers, and a bird, with grapevine border; one
foliate handles and feet, the interior depicting a gentleman and cows with “PINE ORCHARD HOUSE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS” design by
beside a small waterfall with buildings in the background, floral border Enoch Wood & Sons; a plate depicting “Commodore John Paul Jones
decorated exterior, (crack to bowl), platter 11 3/4 x 15 1/4; bowl ht. 4, Capturing the Serapis...,” by Rowland and Marsellus Company; and a
wd. 7, lg. 11 1/2 in. flow blue plate in the Shanghai pattern by W.H. Grindley & Co., each
$200-300 with maker’s backstamp, (imperfections), dia. 10 in.
$200-250

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351. 355.
American School, 19th Century Silhouette Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Yellow Dress, America,
c. 1830, hollow-cut silhouette with ink and watercolor details to hair
River Valley Landscape. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, possibly a New and dress, (minor toning and light stains), 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 in., in a period
Jersey view, with a Dover, New Jersey, framer’s label on the reverse, 9 eglomise and gilt mat and molded giltwood frame.
x 15 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Very good. $400-600
$400-600

356.
Pair of Miniature Red-painted Push-up Tin Candlesticks, America,
352. late 19th century, columnar form on square bases, (paint losses), ht. 3
American School, 19th Century in.
$400-600
T. Fenn Prop’tr 1812./Primitive Tavern Beside a River. Unsigned.
Watercolor and graphite on paper, sight size 11 3/4 x 15 3/4
in. Condition: Paper laid down onto card, tears, losses, toning, 357.
discoloration. Wooden Trencher, probably New England, 18th century, the bottom of
$400-600 the trencher inscribed “Anna Osgood,” dia. 7 3/4 in.
$700-900

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Carved Soapstone Memorial Inkwell and a Small Cloth Doll, found
at the Kendrick House, Ipswich, Massachusetts (built 1665), the inkwell
353. sides with carved name and date “Nat’l Osgood August 20th 1819,”
Blue-painted Oval Covered Box with Carved Ebony Whale, and trees, figure, skull, and a medallion, ht. 2 1/8; together with a small
Nantucket, 19th century, small oval lapped-seam box with pine top carved wood doll, with painted cotton gauze face, wearing a bonnet
and bottom and maple sides, the cover topped with an applied carved and shawl and black silk dress, (frayed, toned), ht. 3 7/8 in.; and a small
ebony sperm whale plaque in high relief, (minor imperfections), ht. 2 note inscribed “Miss G. Preston/Present, Will my dear Sister accept
3/8, dia. 5 1/8 in. of this little gift/with the best wishes for her happiness/from her sister
$1,000-1,500 Annie.”
$700-900

354.
Miniature Wallpaper-covered Dome-top Box, early 19th century, the 359.
wood box with hinged lid, covered with blue floral printed paper with gilt Two Paint-decorated Tinware Covered Boxes, 19th century, a
small oval snuff box painted black with metallic bronze border and
floral embossed paper borders, brass swing handle and latch, (toning,
inscription “May Peace Once more/Our Trade Ref[s]tore”; and a brass-
losses to borders), ht. 1 5/8, wd. 3, dp. 1 7/8 in.
footed rectangular box with shaped hinged cover, decoratively painted
$400-600
with blossoms and leaves on the front on a ground of metallic bronze
brushed with black simulated graining, (minor paint losses), footed box
ht. 5 1/2, wd. 5, dp. 3 3/4, snuff box dia. 3 7/8 in.
$400-600

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360. 366.
Painted Bedpost Doll Form and Carved Wood Doll Bust, 19th Six Assorted Small Ceramic Items, 19th century, a red-transfer-
century, the bedpost doll with carved facial features, nail head earrings; decorated yellow-glazed child’s mug titled “Flying a Kite,” three white
the doll bust with carved and painted features, and wearing a pink silk graduated nursing spoons, a miniature divided dish, and a miniature
bonnet, (imperfections), ht. 7, 4 1/4 in. yellowware bowl with a white band, ht. 1 1/8-2 1/4 in.
$500-700 $500-700

361. 367.
Pair of Tin and Blown Colorless Glass Hanging Light Smoke Embroidered Silk and Watercolor on Paper “Memento Mori”
Deflectors, late 18th/early 19th century, dia. 5 in. Reticule, America, first quarter 19th century, round pouch of ivory silk
$150-250 with silk embroidered flowers, the sides gathered around two paper
reserves painted with watercolor pictures, one side depicting a young
woman in a landscape seated beneath a weeping willow tree holding
362. a flower sprig and a basket containing two doves on her lap, the other
Battersea Enameled Brass Candlestick, England, mid-18th century, reserve depicting a garden cemetery with an urn-topped monument
with petal-form bobeches and base with mid-swelling on shaft, painted inscribed “Memento Mori,” beneath a weeping willow tree, (fraying,
white with painted polychrome floral decoration, (old paint touch-ups), stains, and losses to silk, minor toning and foxing to reserves), dia.
ht. 9 1/4 in. approx. 7 in.
$400-600 $1,500-1,800

363. 368.
Fish-form Paperweight and Pocketknife and a Miniature Pressed Painted Theorem on Velvet Fan, America, 19th century, the fan
Tin ABC Plate, 19th century, gilt-bronze paperweight with inset glass painted with stenciled fruit, with gold foil edge and turned mahogany
eyes, a brass and steel folding pocketknife, the brass portion with handle, (toning, small loss to handle and foil edge), ht. 13 3/4, wd. 9
stippled details; the plate centered with a steam locomotive in relief, dia. 5/8 in.
2 3/4, 2 1/2, 1 1/2 in. $800-1,000
$400-600

369.
364. Copper Plate Printed Washington Memorial Handkerchief Panel,
Four Tin Cookie Cutters, late 19th/early 20th century, two bird-form, a early 19th century, four panels printed in brown on white cotton, two
horse, and a rooster, dia. 4 3/4-5 1/2 in. of each motif: “The Love of Truth Mark the Boy” and “The Effect of
$300-500 Principle/Behold the Man,” (toning), 22 1/4 x 23 in.
$500-700

365.
Nine Miniature Metal Household Items, America, late 19th/early 20th 370.
century, four green and cream painted tin containers: wash tub, sitz Small Silk Needlework Picture of a House, probably New England,
bath, bucket, and watering can; and five blue-green graniteware items: early 19th century, fully worked with silk threads on a linen ground,
roasting pan, two-handled pot, mug, spatula, and strainer, (minor wear), depicting a colonial-style house on a fence-lined lane with trees and
dia. 1 5/8-5 1/8 in. small house in the distance, (toning, fading, scattered stitch losses), 7 x
$500-700 8 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame.
$400-600

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Needlework Bed Cover Fragment America, late 18th/early 19th
century, stitched with silk threads on a fine white cotton ground, with
flowing vines and flower sprigs, intersected with panels of white lace,
(unfinished, several flowers cut out and appliquéd in place, toning,
scattered light stains), approx. 74 x 32 in.
$500-700

372.
Pieced Cotton Patchwork Quilt, America, mid-19th century, the
quilt with central field of nine-patch printed and woven cotton squares 380
alternating with squares of red on white printed polished cotton squares
with floral designs, bordered with similar red-printed wavy bands of
floral designs, backed with white homespun cotton panels, quilted with
chevron and diamond patterns, (toning, stains), approx. 102 x 100 in.
$800-1,200

373.
Four Fruit-form Velvet Pincushions, America, late 19th century, three
various size strawberries and a pear, (wear, the pear with repairs), lg.
3-5 3/4 in.
$600-800

374.
Four Urn of Flowers Needlepoint Seat Covers, 19th century, stitched
with wool yarns primarily in shades of red, pink, green, and gold on a
light blue ground, approx. 19 1/2 x 27 in.
$600-800

375. 379.
Pieced Cotton Patchwork Covered Papier-mâché Top Hat, Painted Cloth Doll and a Pieced and Appliquéd Cotton Quilt
America, 19th century, likely a hatbox form, covered with geometric- Fragment, America, late 19th century, the doll with stitched and stuffed
shaped printed and woven cotton fabric quilt segments, (toning, minor twilled cotton body with painted facial features, wearing a machine-
fraying), ht. 7 3/4, dia. 15 1/4 in. stitched red printed cotton dress, white cotton petticoat and pantalets,
$400-600 and cotton sateen boots, (wear), ht. 16 3/4; the triangular quilt fragment
with three appliquéd birds, two baskets, a tree, and a partial radiating
star in gold, red, and tan solid cotton fabric on a white cotton ground,
376. 13 1/2 x 29 in.
Cotton Pocket, Patchwork Needlework Rollup, and an Indian $400-600
Printed Tablecloth, 19th century, homespun hand-stitched pocket with
printed red stripes and brown flowers, woven linen backing and waist
ties, 16 1/2 x 12 1/2; a pieced printed cotton huswif or roll-up, with five 380.
pocket sections, 19 1/4 x 7 1/2; and a printed cotton tablecloth with a Papier-mâché Milliner’s Model with a Silk Hat, probably France,
multicolored ribbon chain border on a dark red ground, 48 x 50 in. early 19th century bust-length model with painted facial features, hair,
$600-800 and dress bodice, applied kidskin cap with padded back, wearing
a green and white woven windowpane pattern silk hat with wire
framework, lined with pink silk and tied with pink silk ribbons, (paint
377. loss, cracks), model ht. 15 1/2 in.
Hand-stitched White Cotton Trapunto Crib Quilt, America, 19th $1,500-2,500
century, composed of white homespun cotton, outline stitched
and stuffed, with central floral and grape cluster design surrounded
by conforming grapes and flowering vine, with diamond pattern 381.
background, edged and backed with white cotton, (minor stains), 45 x Geometric Wool Hooked Rug, America, early 20th century,
45 in. rectangular rug centered with three diamonds, stepped corner blocks,
$300-500 in shades of green with variegated color segments, mounted on a wood
frame, 22 1/2 x 45 1/2 in.
$600-800
378.
Six Assorted Small Sewing Implements, 18th-19th century, a white
lace-covered pincushion and needle case attached with a silk ribbon, 382.
three fruit-form needle waxes, one with embossed brass cap with Papier-mâché Milliner’s Model-type Doll, Germany, c. 1840, with
grapevine and dog motif, an acorn-form linen needle emery, and a gilt painted molded features, milliner-type kid body with wooden arms and
embossed red leather casket-form needle case with hinged lid, dia. legs, black sausage curl hairstyle, painted brown eyes, yellow-painted
7/8-3 1/2 in. shoes, wearing a blue and white silk and white cotton gauze dress, with
$200-400 white linen under-dress and pantalets, (imperfections), ht. 15 in.
$600-800

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383. 388.
Three Shaker Bonnets, Two Wooden Pegs, and a Small Darning Miniature Blue-painted Wood Covered Firkin, America, late 19th
Aid, 19th century, a woven sweetgrass bonnet on a wrapped wire century, stave and lapped wood hoop-constructed container with
form, with printed model number “861 130” on cotton label, a woven conforming cover impressed with the initials “GH,” with pegged swing
cane doll bonnet with blue and white cotton gingham check trim, a handle, ht. 2 1/2 in.
brown and white silk covered doll bonnet; two pale yellow-painted $1,200-1,500
turned maple hanging pegs with threaded ends; and a small turned
maple hourglass-form wood darning aid, (imperfections), dia. 2-13 in.
$400-600 389.
Miniature Yellow-painted Staved Wooden Bucket, probably New
England, late 18th/early 19th century, stave and hoop constructed
384. bucket with pegged swing handle, a paper label affixed to interior is
Hand-stitched Linen and Kid Leather Corset, America, 19th century, inscribed “Higgenson 1795,” ht. to top of upright handle 3 3/4 in.
$1,500-1,800
fully stayed corset with back lacing, composed of blue and natural-
colored linen edged and trimmed with white kid leather, with probable
baleen or bone stays stitched within.
390.
$600-800
Stencil-decorated Pantry Spice Box, America, late 19th/early 20th
century, round, covered, lapped-seam maple and ash box, with tin
cover rim and base, the top with stenciled floral spray and bird designs,
385. the interior fitted with seven round spice cannisters with their contents
Carved Woman’s Leg Tobacco Tamper and Eel/Fish Splitter stenciled on the lids, ht. 3 1/2, dia. 9 3/8 in.
Device, America, 19th century, caved maple tamper with painted boots $300-500
and stockings; the handle on the fish splitter device also in the form of
a woman’s leg, with traces of red, white, and black paint, with serrated
iron blade, (imperfections), dia. 2, 8 3/4 in. 391.
$300-600 Three Miniature Woven Splint Baskets, 19th century, one round over
square basket painted gray, a buttocks basket and a covered basket,
(imperfections), ht. 2 3/8-4 3/8 in.
386. $400-600
Miniature Blue-painted Bucket and Gray-painted Covered Box,
probably New England, early 19th century, stave and lapped wooden
hoop constructed bucket with wire swing handle, painted light blue; and 392.
a small round covered box with pine top and bottom, maple lapped- Blue-painted Woven Splint Basket, America, late 19th century, deep
seam sides, painted gray, the cover with incised numeral “3,” ht. 3 3/8, round basket, flared at the rim, with carved upright handle, old blue
2 5/8, box dia. 4 3/4 in. paint over earlier black, (losses, breaks), ht. 15 in.
$600-800 $300-500

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Four Carved Objects with Hand Motifs, 19th century, a carved bone Woven Geometric Pattern Cane Basket, South Carolina, Cherokee,
pipe tamper with fist terminal, three of carved wood: a parasol with fist late 19th/early 20th century, oblong form with carved upright handle,
finial, a flat carved hand with pointing finger and relief-carved heart, and woven cane in a contrasting light and dark brown stained repeating
a carved fist with pegged joinery, dia. 2 3/4-5 1/2 in. diamond pattern, ht. 11 1/2 in.
$700-900 $300-500

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388

385

387

394.
394
Hand-carved Bird’s-eye and Tiger Maple Embroidery Frame,
America, 19th century, with mortise-and-tenon construction, 24 1/4 x
17 1/4 in.
$600-800

395.
Handmade Stuffed Cotton Doll Family, America, late 19th century,
the father, mother, two girls, and a baby girl or baby doll made of
stuffed woven cotton with painted facial features, unraveled wool yarn
hair, the father with wool jacket and trousers, silk vest and tie, the
mother and daughters with hand-stitched dresses of silk and cotton
with cotton petticoats, (wear), ht. 3-7 1/2 in.
$2,500-3,500

395
396.
Set of Painted and Decorated Doll Furniture in Original Box, France,
late 19th century, white-painted furniture with applied lithographed die-
cut floral and gilt ornament, six-piece set including a mirrored armoire,
bed, bureau, table, and two chairs, in a pink floral paper-covered box
with glazed cover.
$800-1,200

397.
Five Pairs of Doll Shoes, 19th century, a pair of knee-high black
leather riding boots, a pair of black pointy-toe lace-up ankle boots, two
pairs of kid leather shoes in blue and pink, and a pair of carved wood
shoes, dia. 2 1/4-3 3/4 in.
$400-600

398.
Mohair Stuffed Cat Pull-toy, late 19th century, with painted stripes on
standing figure with glass eyes, applied ears, on iron wheels, (losses),
ht. 10 1/2, wd. 6, lg. approx. 12 1/2 in.
$400-600 400.
Three Small Stuffed Animals, Germany, late 19th/early 20th century,
a velvet Steiff pastel aqua parakeet figure with hand-painted details,
399. rubber beak and feet, with maker’s button and tag on wing; a small
Handmade Black Lady Rag Doll, America, late 19th/early 20th velvet jointed teddy bear with glass bead eyes seated on a red and
century, stuffed knit stocking doll with embroidered eyes and mouth, yellow velvet pillow tied with gold silk ribbon; a small velvet turtle flask
unraveled knit stocking hair, wearing a hand-stitched printed cotton with threaded brass cap, ht. 3 1/2, 4, 7/8 in., respectively.
dress, white eyelet petticoat, stitched black sateen boots, ht. 15 1/2 in.
$200-400
$400-600

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401. 404.
Pair of Carved, Painted, and Gilded Grape Cluster-form Vintner Three Small Painted Frames, America, 19th century, a red-painted
Trade Signs, 19th century, lg. 10 in. molded frame with painted print of a lady titled “Afternoon,” a green-
$1,200-1,400 painted chip-carved frame, and a white painted ripple-carved frame,
aperture: 3 x 2 1/2, 4 1/4 x 2 5/8, 8 x 10 in., respectively.
$400-600
402.
Three Carved Wood Items, 19th century, a painted figure of a woman,
a blue-painted figural vulture fragment, and a printing plaque with 405.
reverse relief-carved name “Jacob Wortz,” dia. 4 3/4-18 1/2 in. Tin Boot Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, cutout tinned sheet
$200-400 metal with pierced details, ht. 22 3/4, lg. 12 in.
$300-500

403.
American School, 19th Century 406.
Polychrome-painted Wood “PAINT SHOP” Sign, America, late 19th/
Miniature Barnyard Scene. Indistinctly signed l.r. Oil on panel, 3 3/4 early 20th century, rectangular panel with fanciful painted lettering and
x 5 1/2 in., unframed. Condition: Surface grime, light scratch l.r. scroll border on a puce ground, (repaired crack, scattered paint losses),
$500-700 27 x 15 3/4 in.
$600-800

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407. 409.
Painted Carved Wood Ship’s Figure Head, Japan, mid-19th century, Possibly the Work of Sunqua (Chinese, ac. mid-19th Century
carved wood bust of a man, possibly a western sea captain, carved
with an Asian face wearing a western-style coiffure and clothing, over Fourteen Framed Works of Assorted Flowers, Insects, and
carved leaves and scrolls, weathered white paint, ht. 39 1/2, wd. 20, Vegetation. Unsigned, probably taken from an album of vegetation
dp. 11 in. subjects. Watercolor and gouache on pith, two vertical and twelve
$10,000-12,000 horizontal works, sight size approx. 7 1/4 x 11 3/4 in., in later matching
wood frames. Condition: Minor creases, small losses, two with tears,
one with small loss.
408. $800-1,200
Chinese School, Early 19th Century

Still Life of a Compote of Fruit. Unsigned. Reverse-painting on


glass, 8 x 10 1/4 in., in the original Chinese molded giltwood frame.
Condition: Minor paint losses.
$1,000-1,500

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413.
Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Soup Plate, late 18th/early
19th century, octagonal plate centered with polychrome-enamel and
gilt crest, with gilt half-chain and dotted green rim border, (minor
imperfections), dia. 9 5/8 in.
$250-350

414.
Chinese Export Porcelain Lobed Dish, late 18th century, oval lobed
dish, the center with an oval pendant with billing birds suspended by
red and green ribbons, with floral garland border, (enamel losses), 3 3/4
x 4 3/4 in.
$100-200

415.
Two Chinese Export Reticulated Famille Rose Porcelain Table
Items, late 18th century, a shallow round bowl and a small round plate,
both decorated with enameled polychrome floral wreaths and garlands
with gilt monogrammed center, reticulated gilt-edged rims, dia. 9 5/8,
7 5/8 in.
$200-400

416.
Thirteen Chinese Export Nanking Pattern Porcelain Soup Plates,
19th century, (minor rim chips), dia. 9 3/4 in.
$2,500-3,500

428
417.
Eleven Small Canton Porcelain Plates, China, late 19th century, (one
with rim chips), dia. 7 1/4-7 5/8 in.
$600-800

418.
Twenty-one Assorted Canton and Nanking Porcelain Tableware
410. Items, China, 19th century, eighteen Canton items: six teacups, seven
Chinese School, Early 19th Century saucers, three small shallow bowls, a dinner plate, and a small plate;
and three Nanking pattern items: two small plates and a small oval
Lot of Four Works Depicting Maylay Birds. Unsigned, an inscription platter, all with reticulated rims, (imperfections), ht. to 2 1/8, dia. 5 1/4-
once on the back of the paintings reads, “Maylay Birds/24 Nov 10 3/4 in.
executed at Malacca by a Chinese painter Penang Dev’r, 1805.” $800-1,000
Watercolor on paper, sight size 12 1/2 x 13 1/2 in., framed. Condition:
Toning, creases, not examined out of frames.
$300-500 419.
Octagonal Canton Porcelain Deep Dish, China, late 19th century,
(chip on foot), ht. 2, 10 3/4 x 14 in.
$300-400
411.
Chinese School, 19th Century
420.
Drying the Tea Leaves. Unsigned. Gouache on paper, sight size Blue and White Fitzhugh Pattern Ku-form Porcelain Vase, China,
7 x 10 5/8 in., in an ornately carved pierced period wooden frame. late 19th century, ht. 13 in.
Condition: Paper spot glued on edges, light staining u.l. corner.
$400-600
$400-600

421.
412. Rose Medallion Porcelain Punch Bowl, China, late 19th century,
Group of Chinese and China Trade Ephemera, 19th century, three (glaze wear), ht. 6, dia. 14 1/8 in.
trade cards, Astor House Hotel Guest Guide at Tientsin and Peking, $300-500
an engraved map “A Particular Map of the Entrance into Canton,” a
c. 1810 receipt of payment to a Chinese merchant, correspondence,
and a 1876 printed silk program commemorating the centennial 422.
anniversary of the American Independence at Shanghai. Rose Medallion Porcelain Vase, China, 19th century, elongated oval
$200-300 form with everted rim, (minor chip to side), ht. 11 1/2 in.
$300-500

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423.
Black Lacquer Chinese Export Games Table, mid-19th century, the
rectangular top with removable square section with checkerboard on
the reverse which reveals a well with backgammon board, the case
with two short drawers and ivory pulls flanking a locking drawer, with
birdcage support on a vase- and ring-turned post and tripod base of
carved paw feet, (imperfections), ht. 31 1/2, wd. 24, dp. 20 in.
$300-500

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424.
Large Oval Chinoiserie-decorated Papier-mâché Tray, Henry Clay,
London, c. 1800, with ogee shaped rim, painted to center with a
couple in a waterway landscape with trees, foliage, and buildings, the
rim painted with gilt diapered cartouches and chevron and blossom
designs, all on a black ground, impressed “Clay/London” on the
bottom, (imperfections), 23 3/4 x 31 1/2 in.
$150-250

425.
Brass-bound and Brass-inlaid Camphorwood Writing Box on
Stand, China, 19th century, the box folds outwards in two directions
to reveal the blue velvet writing surface, and compartments, with side
drawer, on stand with molded Marlborough legs, (imperfections), ht. 21,
wd. 20 3/4, dp. 12 1/4 in.
$400-600

426.
Dovetailed Camphorwood Sea Chest, possibly China, early 19th
century, of typical form with molded top, canted sides and painted
becket handles, (imperfections), ht. 17 1/2, wd. at bottom 36 1/4, dp.
18 1/2 in.
$600-800

427.
Queen Anne Japanned Dressing Mirror/Secretary, England, 18th
century, shaped molded frame enclosing mirror glass which swivels on
upright supports with acorn terminals, over a slant-lid case opening to a
desk interior with pigeon holes and six small drawers over a long drawer
with serpentine front, all resting on bun feet, the case retains gilt with
red and gray-blue highlighted decoration of flowers, vegetation, insects,
and a chinoiserie landscape, on a black ground, (scattered losses), ht.
38 1/2, wd. 17 1/2, dp. 10 1/2 in.
$600-800

428.
Chinese Export Porcelain Ox-head Tureen and Cover, realistically
modeled with open mouth, the hide glazed in shades of brown, ht. 13
3/4, wd. 13 1/2, lg. 13 1/2 in.
$8,000-12,000
430

429.
Federal Gilt-gesso and Mahogany Patent Timepiece, attributed to
Aaron Willard, Jr., Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1812-15, with eight-day
brass weight-driven movement with T-bridge, eglomise tablets appear
to be original, (imperfections), ht. 43 in.
$2,500-3,500

430.
Mahogany Inlaid Patent Timepiece, Simon Willard, Roxbury,
Massachusetts, c. 1805-08, (repainted dial and tablets), ht. 32 1/4 in.
$1,000-1,500
431

431.
Mahogany Striking Patent Timepiece, Boston, Massachusetts, c.
1830, with mustard yellow and red eglomise tablets, ht. without finial
29 1/4 in.
$1,500-2,500

432.
Federal Mahogany and Gilt-gesso Patent Timepiece,
Massachusetts, c. 1815-20, the painted iron dial with Arabic numerals,
and brass eight-day weight-driven movement, the lower tablet showing
a ship battle, ht. 34 3/4 in.
$2,500-3,500

433.
Federal Mahogany and Wavy Birch Inlaid Desk Bookcase, probably
Massachusetts, c. 1800-10, the top section with three hinged doors
opening to compartments and drawers, with lower section having
a fold-out writing surface above four graduated drawers on cutout
bracket base, original brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 57 1/4,
wd. 38 1/4, dp. 21 1/4 in.
$1,500-2,500

434.
Federal Mahogany Tilt-top Candlestand, possibly New England, c.
1780, the square top with molded edge tilts on a vase- and ring-turned
432
support with tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet, old refinish,
(imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 20 1/2, dp. 19 1/4 in.
$700-900

435.
Federal Mahogany and Wavy Birch Veneer Inlaid Marble-top
Sideboard, New Hampshire or Massachusetts, c. 1810, the marble
top sets into a molded surround, on a case of two short drawers and
a central door with recessed arch flanked by doors, on square tapering
legs, replaced brass pulls, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 37 1/2, wd. 44
3/4, dp. 23 1/4 in.
$3,000-5,000
433

435

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436. 439.
Pair of Federal Carved, Turned, and Bird’s-eye Maple Inlaid Federal Carved Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer
Mahogany Card Tables, probably Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. Commode, New England, c. 1815-20, the hinged top with reeded
1815, refinished, (very minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 35 3/4, dp. edge and ovolo corners, with attached faux two-drawer facade, opens
17 1/2 in. to an interior which housed the chamber pot, with flanking quarter-
$10,000-15,000 engaged reeded vase- and ring-turned posts continuing to legs,
replaced old brass hardware, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, wd.
25 3/4, dp. 19 1/2 in.
437. $600-800
Turned Maple Patent Stick Barometer, Charles Wilder, Peterboro,
New Hampshire, c. 1860, with acorn finial over silvered metal
thermometer and barometer with curved glass cover, the thermometer 440.
with stamped marks “WOODRUFF’S PAT. JUNE 5 1860/C. WILDER Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Chamberstand,
PETERBORO N.H.,” (imperfections), ht. 39 in. New England, c. 1815-20, scrolled backsplash with shaped pierced
$600-800 shelf, on block-, vase-, and ring-turned, reeded, and swelled supports,
joined by medial shelf with drawer, refinished, ht. 40, wd. 17, dp. 15
1/2 in.
438. $300-500
Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Work
Table, possibly North Shore, Massachusetts, c. 1810-15, the octagonal
top on conforming case of drawer and bag drawer, on ring-turned, 441.
reeded, tapering legs, (imperfections), ht. 29 1/4, wd. 19, dp. 14 3/4 in. Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Two-drawer Work
Table, probably New England, early 19th century, the rectangular top
Provenance: A pencil inscription on a drawer side reads in part, “Mary with applied rounded edge above straight skirt joining the four square
K. Stacy, Essex, Feb 14, 1914, her table.” tapering legs, (minor imperfections), ht. 29, wd. 19, dp. 16 3/4 in.
$1,500-2,500 $600-800

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442. 444.
Sewing Box with Accoutrements, England, c. 1815, rectangular Inlaid Walnut Valuables Box, early 19th century, hinged lid and front
box with incurvate sides, brass hoof feet, burl and mahogany veneer and back doors opening to several compartments and small drawers
chamfered hinged lid with brass clasped hands swing handle, and containing compartments with slide lids, (imperfections), ht. 12, wd. 10
interior mirror, with a floral embroidered padded silk cushion between 1/2, dp. 8 7/8 in.
the mirror and a lift-out, purple velvet-lined, and metallic floral $600-800
embroidered tray, with fitted compartments for a small colorless cut-
glass scent bottle, an awl, scissors, pencil holder, needle case, mother-
of-pearl thimble, and two small round mirrors, over an ivory silk-lined 445.
cavity, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 9 5/8, dp. 7 3/8 in. Brass-mounted Mahogany Lap Desk, N. Middleton, London, 19th
$700-900 century, mahogany box with brass strapwork and corner mounts,
side drawer with brass swing handle, the interior with hinged writing
surfaces, paper manufacturer’s labels, and compartment for utensils,
443. (shrinkage crack on lid), ht. 6 3/4, wd. 12 3/4, dp. 10 in.
Inlaid Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer Box, America, late 19th century $250-350
rectangular box with hinged lid, ivory escutcheon, the top with inlaid
ten-point star and diamond motifs in contrasting light and dark
wood, the front and sides inlaid with geometric star and triangle motifs, 446.
the interior with lift-out compartmented tray, ht. 6, wd. 14 1/8, dp. 9 in. Federal Cherry Inlaid Demilune Card Table, New England, c. 1800,
$800-1,200 the folding top on square tapering legs joined by a beaded apron,
(imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 33 1/2, dp. 15 1/4 in.
$600-800

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Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tall Case Clock, Roxbury, Massachusetts,
the white-painted iron tombstone dial with painted floral spandrels,
seconds hand and calendar aperture, lettered “S. Willard,” with brass
eight-day weight-driven movement, the case with brass stop-fluting and
inlaid stringing, old surface, (restoration), ht. 91 1/4 in.
$6,000-8,000

448.
Federal Mahogany Inlaid Piano Forte, Benjamin Crehore and Alpheus
Babcock, Milton, Massachusetts, c. 1805, the case attributed to John
and Thomas Seymour, Boston, with floral polychrome decoration on the
nameboard attributed to the shop of John Ritto Penniman, ht. 32 1/2,
wd. 63 1/4, dp. 23 in.

Literature: A similarly decorated nameboard on a piano forte by


Benjamin Crehore with painting attributed to Penniman is shown in
“John Penniman and the Ornamental Painting Tradition in Federal-era
Boston,” by Robert Mussey and Christopher Shelton, in American
Furniture 2010, ed. Luke Beckerdite, Chipstone Foundation, p. 24,
figure 35.
$1,800-2,500

449.
American School, 19th Century

Portrait of Girl Wearing a Red Dress Seated at the Piano, c. 1835.


Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a period molded giltwood
frame. Condition: Relined, inpainting, craquelure, minor paint losses.

Provenance: Edward Rushford, Salem, Massachusetts.


$1,500-2,500

450.
American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Woman Seated at a Table, Reading a Book, c. 1860.


Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 21 x 17 3/4 in., in a
period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, minor foxing.
$800-1,000
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451.
American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Man Seated at a Table Composing a Letter on His Lap


Desk, c. 1860. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 21 x 18
1/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, minor
foxing.
$800-1,000

452.
Jane A. Davis (American 1821-1855)

Portrait of a Girl in a Garden Wearing a Red Dress, c. 1840.


Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, depicting the girl wearing a red dress,
red beaded necklace, and holding a flower, 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 in., in a period
grain-painted wood frame. Condition: Good, minor stains.
$2,000-3,000

453.
“Red Book Artist” (Massachusetts and New York)

Silhouette of a Lady Wearing a Red Dress and Holding a Book,


early 19th century, three-quarter length figure with hollow-cut head,
watercolor and gouache embellishments, (minor toning), 4 1/2 x 3 1/2
in., in a period molded giltwood frame.

Literature: This silhouette portrait has characteristics similar to other


works done by the “Red Book Artist” as listed in the exhibition catalog
A Loving Likeness: American Folk Portraits of the Nineteenth Century,
from The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey, April
4–May 17, 1992, pp. 48-49: the sitter holds a red book, the women
face to the right, the figures have an overly long thumb which curls up
and rests on the book, the hands are done with opaque white paint
449
and the free hand rests on the women’s hip, silhouette is hollow cut,
watercolor is used for details.
$1,500-2,500

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454.
Miniature Portrait Profile of a Lady Wearing a Red Gown, America,
c. 1840, unsigned, watercolor on paper, (imperfections), 3 1/2 x 3 in., in
a pressed brass frame.
$300-500

455.
Silhouette Portrait of a Gentleman with a Walking Stick, America,
hollow-cut head with ink and watercolor embellishments, (toning), 4 1/2
x 3 1/2 in., in a molded giltwood frame.
$600-800

456.
Portrait Miniature of a Lady in Profile, America, in the manner of
Rufus Porter, c. 1825, unsigned, half-length profile, (toning), 5 1/4 x 4
1/4 in., in an eglomise mat and period molded giltwood frame.
$800-1,200

457.
Rufus Porter Decorative Arts Publication, printed by J.T. Peters,
Concord, Massachusetts, a 43-page booklet with papered wood cover
titled A Select Collection of Approved, Genuine, Secret, and Modern
452
Receipts, for the Preparation and Execution of Various Valuable and
Curious Arts, as Practised by the Best Artists of the present age,
inscribed “Alpheus Dunbar’s book 1833” on inside page, (wear, cover
and pages loose from binding), 5 3/4 x 4 in.

Note: This booklet, published by the renowned itinerant artist Rufus


Porter, sold at Skinner on January 16, 1988, sale 1186, lot 390.
$800-1,000

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454

459.
American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Young Man Seated on a Chair, c. 1835. Unsigned.


Watercolor on card, 9 1/4 x 7 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame.
Condition: Foxing, toning.
$250-350

460.
Framed Family Record with Silhouettes and Framed Silhouette
of a Man, early 19th century, the printed family record for Samuel
W. Lynn (b. December 20, 1799) and Sarah Coe (b. April 9, 1805) of
Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, the tablet fitted with their bust-
length hollow-cut silhouettes with graphite details, separated by a green
ribbon, in a mahogany veneer frame, (toning, acid burn), overall 12 1/2
x 10 3/4; together with a hollow-cut silhouette portrait of a gentleman
with graphite details, in a period mitered molded wood frame, the
backboard inscribed “Profi[le] Robert Middle 1820,” (toning), 4 x 3 1/4
in.

Literature: A similar family record is pictured in Silhouettes in America,


1790-1840: A Collector’s Guide, by Blume J. Rifken, Paradigm Press,
455 Burlington, Vermont, pp. 90-91. The author states they “have seen
only four of these and all appeared to have been done by the same
silhouette artist...in each case a green ribbon separates the individual
profiles.”
$800-1,200

458.
Pair of Portrait Miniatures of a Young Couple, America, c. 1825, 461.
watercolor on card heightened with gum arabic, bust-length profile Pair of Silhouettes of a Lady and Gentleman, attributed to William
oval portraits, 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in., in matching period molded mahogany Chamberlain (b. circa 1790), New Hampshire, hollow-cut bust-length
frames with gilt-brass liners, (toning, minor foxing, craquelure to gum portraits with ink embellishments, (toning), 4 x 3 1/4 in., in pressed
arabic). brass frames.
$300-500 $400-600

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462. 464.
Pair of Moses Chapman Silhouettes and His Framed Silhouette Group of Four Framed Silhouettes of Family Members, “W. &
Advertisement, probably Essex County, Massachusetts, early 19th J. Walter Profilists/London,” c. 1850, makers’ names stamped on
century, original printed handbill on wove paper for Moses Chapman, reverse, “Jan’y 18 1851” inscribed on the back of one; cut and pasted
5 1/2 x 7, in a molded giltwood frame; together with two hollow-cut likenesses heightened with gilt of two ladies and two gentlemen, (minor
portraits of a boy and a girl, with embossed “CHAPMAN/Siccauit” toning and stains), sight size 4 x 2 1/4 in., in original matching period
below busts, (minor toning), sight size 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in., in molded wood frames with gilt liners.
giltwood frames. $600-800
$2,000-3,000

465.
463. Four Small Framed Silhouettes and a Framed Portrait Miniature,
Two Peale’s Museum Silhouettes and a Framed Peale’s Museum late 18th/early 19th century, the four hollow-cut silhouettes comprising
Broadside, America, early 19th century, bust-length hollow-cut wove a portrait with graphite details of a young man identified on the verso
rag paper profiles, one of a young woman inscribed “Mary T. Haines” as “Uncle James Bradburg” or “Bradbury,” 4 x 2 3/4, in a molded,
on the reverse with a very faint embossed spread eagle maker’s red-painted wood frame; a portrait of a woman with graphite details,
mark under the bust, (minor foxing), 4 x 3 1/8, in a period molded identified as Mary Eaton Stetson, sight size 3 3/8 x 2 5/8, in an
giltwood frame; and one of a gentleman, identified on a label affixed eglomise mat and molded giltwood frame; a portrait of an older
to the reverse “Silhouette of Rev. Wm. F. Rowland,” with a very faintly gentleman, sight size 5 x 3 3/8, in a painted mahogany frame; a portrait
embossed “MUSEUM” mark under the bust, (minor toning), dia. 3 of a woman wearing a bonnet with ink details on collar, sight size 4 x 2
7/8, in a round black-painted molded wood frame; together with a 7/8, in a mitered wood frame; together with a bust-length profile portrait
framed printed broadside for “PEALE’S MUSEUM, In The State House, miniature of a boy, watercolor on paper cutout, applied to paper with
Philadelphia, Admittance 25 cents.,” dated April, 1818, (toning, minor painted balustrade in the background, sight size 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in., in a
small losses and creases), sight size 9 x 4 1/2 in. black lacquered composition frame.
$600-800 $500-700

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466. 470.
Auguste Edouart (French, 1789-1861) Five Framed Silhouettes, America, early 19th century, a cut and
pasted portrait of a woman by William King, with embossed “KING”
Framed Silhouette Portrait of a Boy Riding a Hobby Horse, signed stamp l.l., in a later octagonal frame; a hollow-cut pair of a man and a
“Aug’n Edouart, fecit 1843 Philadelphia” l.l., the boy identified in an woman, in a later frame; a painted likeness of a woman, in an eglomise
inscription on the back: “Theodore H. Morris age 3,” full-length cut mat and later frame; a hollow-cut portrait of “Priscilla Spachaw R.
and pasted figure of the boy riding and waving a riding crop in one Hodges,” identified in ink inscriptions below, (imperfections), 3 1/8 x 2
hand, highlighted with faint white details, (minor toning, foxing, and light 3/8-4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.
stains), 10 1/4 x 7 3/8 in. $200-300
$200-300
471.
467. Silhouette Portrait of a Gentleman, America, c. 1825, hollow-cut
head with ink and watercolor details, (toning, small tear and paper
Eleven Silhouettes in a Common Frame, America, c. 1835, hollow-
thinning u.l.), sight size 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in., in a later molded silvered
cut bust-length silhouettes mounted on black card, likely depicting
frame.
family members, (toning, each spot glued on corners), overall sight size
$250-350
12 1/2 x 10 in., in a molded wood frame.
$400-600
472.
Framed Pair of Silhouettes of Isaac and Lavinia (Phillips) Primmer,
468. America, c. 1830, the sitters identified in ink inscriptions on paper
Framed Silhouette Portrait of a Boy and a Framed Silhouette below, hollow-cut portraits, 5 x 4 in., in matching period molded
Advertisement, August Edouart (French, 1789-1861), stamped giltwood frames, (minor toning), 5 x 3 7/8 in.
signature “AUG.N EDOUARTE fecit 1827” l.l., possible indistinct $250-350
subject’s name inscribed in pencil on l.r. of reverse “H O--- Hoey Bath”
(England); full-length cut and pasted figure of the boy wearing a top hat
and holding a walking stick, (imperfections), 10 1/4 x 7 3/8; together 473.
with a small clipped newspaper advertisement “Executed by Mons. Two Silhouette Portraits of Ladies, America, c. 1830, both hollow-cut
Edouarte,” at “Mr. Price’s 14, Old Bond-Street, Bath,” 1 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. profiles with applied lithograph bodies, (toning, stains), sight sizes 3 7/8
$400-600 x 2 3/4, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in., in pressed brass frames.
$200-300

469.
Pair of Silhouette Portraits of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Yarrow 474.
of Philadelphia, Augustus Day (ac. 1800-c. 1845), Philadelphia, c. Five Framed Silhouettes, Anglo/American, early 19th century, a pair
1834, each signed “DAY FECIT” under busts, the sitters identified cut of thin white wove paper pasted onto black velvet, both signed
in inscriptions on the reverse; the painted silhouette likenesses with “Bache”; a painted profile of a young man with China white details, the
gray-blue painted gouache details, with old Withington’s “Emerson backing card inscribed “Benjamin Passmore”; a gentleman with hollow-
Greenaway Collection” auction label affixed to the back, (foxing, minor cut head and bust with gray ink details, in an eglomise mat; a full-length
toning), 4 3/8 x 3 1/4 in., in matching period mahogany veneer frames. cut and pasted silhouette of an older gentleman; a reverse-painted
$300-500 glass silhouette of a gentleman wearing a tricorn hat, the backboard
inscribed “Mr. Crofs Wiath”; (imperfections), sight sizes from 3 1/4 x 2
3/4-6 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.
$400-600

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Framed Silhouette Portrait of a Gentleman, signed “Sam’l Metford,
Edgartown, Mass. 1842” l.r., cut and pasted full-length likeness of
James McKeen, identified on reverse label, (toning), 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.,
in a period molded giltwood frame.
$300-500

478.
Silhouette of a Boy, attributed to William Bache (1771-1845), painted
silhouette with Chinese white ruffled collar, the boy identified in
inscriptions on the reverse “Nicholas Johnson 3rd, born 1800/taken in
1811,” dia. 4 1/2 in., in an embossed brass frame.
$300-500

479.
Two Daguerreotypes of a Pair of Silhouettes, America, mid-19th
century, sixth-plate size depicting the profiles of a man and a woman,
with brass mats, each in one half of an embossed leather case, case 3
5/8 x 3 1/8 in.
$250-350

480.
Three Pieces of Jewelry, 19th century, two navette-shaped rings
with sepia inkwork, one 14kt gold depicting a woman seated in a
landscape with blue enamel and opal beaded surround and engraved
shoulders, size 6 1/4; the other an 8kt gold mourning ring depicting a
grieving women beside a monument, with engraved shoulders, size 7
1/2; accompanied by an 8kt gold navette-shaped stickpin depicting a
woman in a landscape, dia. 1 in.
$200-250

481.
Mourning Ring, c. 1790, 10kt gold navette-shaped with sepia inkwork
on ivory depicting woman mourning below a willow and beside an urn-
topped monument with applied gold elements, inscribed “In Memr of
an Affec Parent,” with black enameled surround inscribed “RICHARD
CARY ESQ’R O.B 7 FEBy 1790 AE 73 Yrs,” (imperfections), engraved
shoulders, size 8 1/2.
487 $250-350

482.
475. Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman, probably Continental, c. 1820,
Two Framed Silhouette Portraits, William M.S. Doyle (1769-1828), indistinctly signed “Hayen” c.r., the back inscribed “6640/Liykanf,”
Boston, both hollow-cut bust-length portraits, embellished with ink and watercolor on ivory, oval bust-length portrait, the man wearing a brown
signed “Doyle” below the bust, one depicting a gentleman, inscribed jacket with what appears to be medals pinned to his chest, 3 1/2 x 2
“John S. Rollins” on a paper label affixed to the back, (toning, two 3/4 in., in a later burl veneer frame, (lacking glass, vertical crack on right
small losses), 2 1/2 x 2 oval, in a black lacquered frame; the other a side, small paint losses on cheek and shoulder of jacket).
lady wearing a lacy cap, (toning, foxing), 5 x 4 in., in a molded giltwood $200-250
frame.
$200-300
483.
Portrait Miniature Inset Snuff Box, mid-19th century, turned ivory
476. case, the cover inset with a watercolor and gouache portrait miniature
Four Framed Oval Silhouettes, America, early 19th century, one of a lady wearing a straw hat and a red gown, tortoiseshell-lined
cut and pasted silhouette of a gentleman by Master Hubbard with interior, accompanied by a note stating the snuff box came through the
stamped inscription on backing paper “Cut with Scissors by MASTER Montagne family of Virginia, dia. 2 1/8 in.
HUBBARD, without Drawing or Machine,” in a pressed brass frame; a $200-300
hollow-cut portrait of a woman with ink details signed under the bust
“by D. Hubbard,” the backboard with an inscription “G.B. Brewster
Dedham,” in a pressed brass frame; a hollow-cut image of a boy, the 484.
back affixed with a paper label inscribed “Charles Henry Hanson born Portrait Miniature of a Woman, late 18th century, unsigned,
1823,” in a pressed brass frame; and a cut and pasted likeness of a watercolor on ivory, oval half-length portrait depicting the woman with
young man with indistinct signature below the bust and red watercolor upswept curly brown hair wearing a pale yellow gown tied at the waist
details, with a Withington’s “Emerson Greenaway Collection” auction with a blue ribbon, 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 in., in a later gold-painted, scrolled
label affixed to the back, (minor imperfections), sizes from 3 x 2 3/8-4 x foliate cast brass frame.
3 1/4 in. $400-600
$300-500

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485.
Daguerreotype of a Portrait of a Young Woman, America, mid-19th
century, sixth-plate size with brass mat, in one half of an embossed
leather case, case 3 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.
$400-600

486.
Eight Assorted Wood and Small Framed Items, 19th century, a
turned bell with wooden ball clapper, pair of carved shoes with metal
eyelets, a small dish-base watch hutch with stenciled fern design, a
turned maple half-barrel-form cup likely for a ball in cup game (lacking
handle and ball), a grain-painted mirror frame, a mitered pine mirror
frame, a small silk on linen embroidered sampler, with a pious verse
over the inscription “To my dearest Mother from her loving child Sarah
aged 11.,” in a grain-painted gessoed frame, (minor imperfections), ht.
2 1/2-6 1/8, overall frame sizes 6 3/4 x 5 3/4, 8 1/4 x 5 3/4, 6 1/2 x 5
1/4 in., respectively.
$400-600

487.
Federal Gilt-gesso and Eglomise Mirror, probably Massachusetts,
c. 1815, with tablet depicting a ship battle during the War of 1812,
(imperfections), ht. 40 1/4, cornice wd. 21 1/2 in.
$400-600

488.
Pair of Brass and Iron Steeple-top Andirons, J. Davis, Boston, c.
1800, the andirons with steeple tops on belted spheres over faceted
plinths, spurred cabriole legs, and slipper feet, the log supports with
conforming steeple log stops, the maker’s name impressed on log
supports, ht. 21, wd. 11 1/2, dp. 19 1/4 in.
$1,000-1,500

489.
Brass and Wirework Serpentine Fire Fender and Two Fireplace
Tools, America and/or England, late 18th/early 19th century, the
fender with brass ring-turned finials on a brass rail above vertical wires
ornamented with undulating wire scrolls; and a pair of tongs and shovel
with baluster finials, fender ht. 14 3/4, wd. 61, dp. 18 1/2, tool lg. 33
1/4, 33 1/2 in.
496
$1,000-1,500

494.
490. Brass and Wirework Folding Firescreen, England or America, early
Two Brass and Iron Fireplace Tools, America, early 19th century, a 19th century, brass rail over wire mesh ornamented with wirework
shovel and pair of tongs with matching baluster-form brass finials, lg. 20 swags and scrolls, ht. 24, center panel wd. 42, side panel wd. 17 in.
1/2, 21 1/2 in. $800-1,200
$400-500

495.
491. Mahogany Patent Timepiece, possibly Joshua Wilder, Massachusetts,
Brass and Wirework Folding Firescreen, England or America, early
c. 1820, the tablets showing the sea battle “Hornet & Penguin,” (dial
19th century, two urn finials on brass rail over vertical wires ornamented
repainted, replaced tablets), ht. without finial 30 in.
with wirework swags and scrolls, ht. 26, center panel wd. 34 1/2, side
$800-1,200
panel wd. 16 1/4 in.
$800-1,200
496.
492. Federal Mahogany and Gilt-gesso Patent Timepiece,
Brass and Wirework Fire Fender, England or America, late 18th/early Massachusetts, c. 1820, the tablet showing “Perry’s Victory,” (dial
19th century, curved brass rail above vertical wires ornamented with repainted, restored), ht. 41 in.
wirework swags and scrolls, ht. 24, wd. 43 1/2, dp. 14 in. $800-1,200
$800-1,200

497.
493. Federal Mahogany Inlaid Card Table, attributed to Mark Pitman,
Brass Wirework Fire Fender, England or America, late 18th/early 19th Salem, early 19th century, the folding top with inlaid edge and elliptical
century, brass rail above vertical wires ornamented with undulating front on the conforming apron centering an inlaid shell, joining four
scroll designs, ht. 14, wd. 46, dp. 10 1/2 in. square double-tapering legs, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 16
$800-1,000 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500

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499.
498. Federal Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, probably Rhode Island, c.
Federal Mahogany Inlaid Card Table, Rhode Island, c. 1795, the 1795-1800, the folding top with ovolo corners and string-inlaid edge on
hinged top with string-inlaid edge, on a straight conformingly-shaped conforming base inlaid with diamonds and stringing, on square tapering
base joining four square tapering legs with bookend-inlaid dies legs with banded cuffs, refinished, (repairs), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 35 3/4, dp.
continuing to icicles and string inlay, old surface, ht. 29, wd. 34 1/2, dp. 18 in.
17 in. $800-1,200
$800-1,200

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Federal Mahogany Card Table, possibly southern New England,
c. 1800, the rectangular folding top with molded edge above a
cockbeaded drawer and straight beaded skirt joining square tapering
legs inlaid with diamonds at the cuff, brasses appear to be original, old
refinish, ht. 29 1/2, wd. 35 3/4, dp. 16 1/2 in.
$1,000-1,500

501.
Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Sideboard, probably
Massachusetts, c. 1800-10, with central cockbeaded drawer
above arched crossbanded opening and tambour doors flanked by
drawers, on square tapering legs, old surface, replaced wooden pulls,
(imperfections), ht. 41 1/2, case wd. 63, dp. 20 3/4 in.
$1,500-2,500

502.
Federal Mahogany Inlaid Bureau, probably New England, c. 1810,
the top edge inlaid with diamond banding, on case of four cockbeaded
drawers bordered by stringing, on similarly inlaid base of flaring French
feet, old replaced brasses, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 37, case wd.
39, dp. 22 in.
$800-1,200
504

503.
Federal Carved Cherry and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Swell-front
Chest of Drawers, probably southeastern New England, c. 1810, the
top with reeded edge on four cockbeaded drawers and base of flaring
French feet with inlaid crossbanding, old oval brasses, refinished, ht.
37, case wd. 40, dp. 21 1/2 in.
$600-800

504.
Federal Mahogany Inlaid Tall Case Clock, probably New England,
c. 1810, the white-painted iron tombstone dial with polychrome and
gilt designs of anchor in the arch and floral spandrels, seconds hand
and calendar aperture, and brass eight-day weight-driven movement,
(restoration and imperfections), ht. 91 1/2 in.
$5,000-7,000

505.
Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Banquet
Table, possibly New England, c. 1810-15, in two parts, the two
demilune tops with hinged rectangular leaves supported by swinging
legs, (restoration), ht. 30 1/4, wd. 44, lg. 80 in.
$800-1,200

506.
Mahogany Tea Caddy, early 19th century, rectangular box with hinged
lid, brass escutcheon, opening to three interior compartments, two side
compartments with lift-off mahogany lids, and a circular felt-lined well
for a mixing bowl which currently contains a porcelain tea bowl, ht. 6,
wd. 11 1/2, dp. 5 5/8 in.
$300-500

507.
Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Tea Caddy, early 19th century, rectangular
box with hinged lid with brass swing handle, the exterior with inlaid
crossbanding and stringing and inlaid shield-shaped escutcheon, the
interior tiger maple lid with ellipse-shaped reserve inlaid with a bird
perched on an oak branch, the box interior fitted with two rectangular
compartments with hinged covers flanking a central compartment with
round opening, (warping, veneer losses, moisture stains), ht. 6 1/2, wd.
12, dp. 6 1/2 in.
$600-800
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508. 513.
Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Knife Box, England, early 19th century, James Eights (American, 1798-1882)
serpentine front, slant lid top with shell inlay, crossbanded inlay at
edges, the interior with slotted grill for flatware with line and edge inlay, Market Street, State Street to Maiden Lane, Albany, New York.
the inside of the lid with two-color star inlay, (minor age cracks and Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, the structures heightened with gum
small veneer losses), ht. 14 3/8, wd. 9 1/4, dp. 10 1/2 in. arabic, 9 1/4 x 16 in., in a later mitered mahogany frame, and including
$500-700 a previous backing in which the scene and artist are identified in
inscriptions, and with an old Skinner auction label from when this work
was previously sold, March 25, 1989. Condition: Good, laid down,
509. craquelure to varnish, scattered loss l.l., minor toning.
Brass-bound Mahogany Lap Desk on Stand, mid-19th century, the
top opens to a compartmented interior with tooled green leather writing Literature: See “James Eights and His Albany Views,” William L.
surface, and side drawer below, on stand with four beaded legs joined Lassiter, The Magazine Antiques, May 1948, pp. 360-61. Lassiter was
by H-stretcher, ht. 33 1/2, wd. 18, dp. 10 1/4 in. curator of history at the New York State Museum. The article relates
$300-500
that Eights was born in an aristocratic neighborhood of Dutch homes in
Albany, New York, in 1798. Progress brought industry and prosperity
to Albany and in the first and second quarter of the 19th century, the
510.
old Dutch housing was torn down and replaced with modern housing.
Set of Six Mahogany Carved and Inlaid Dining Chairs, probably
New York, c. 1800-1805, consisting of two arm chairs and four side Eights observed these changes as a boy and “fifteen or twenty years
chairs, with pierced carved splats centering carved patera, all on later he painted from memory the old streets as he remembered
molded tapering frontal legs and tapering rear legs, (restoration), ht. 38, them...compris[ing] fourteen different views as it appeared in 1805...
seat ht. 17 3/4 in. most if not all, Eights made replicas so that there is in existence an
$3,000-5,000 unestimated number of original Eights drawings. Many of them are to
be found among collections of individuals, museums, and libraries in
Albany.” Lithographs of these scenes were made between 1847-1854
511. and later 1857-1858, and reproduced in an article in Harpers Magazine
Federal Mahogany Inlaid Pembroke Table, possibly New York, c. in 1856. The May 1948 issue of The Magazine Antiques is included
1790-1800, the top with string-inlaid border and ovolo corners, on with the painting.
square tapering legs inlaid with a conch shell, stringing, and cuffs, $3,000-5,000
replaced brass, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/4, wd. closed 20
1/2, dp. 31 in.
$600-800 514.
Federal Inlaid Cherry Chest of Drawers, probably Vermont, early 19th
century, the cockbeaded case of two short drawers above a single
512. deep drawer flanked by bottle drawers and two long drawers below,
Federal Cherry and Tiger Maple Veneer Inlaid Chest of Drawers, inlaid throughout with oval panels rectangular panels with ovolo corners,
probably New York State, c. 1800, the case of four cockbeaded and old finish, (imperfections and restoration), ht. 43, case wd. 43, dp.
drawers, the top drawer inlaid with a central eagle and shield panel 18 1/2 in.
flanked by stringing and inlaid urns, old replaced brasses, old refinish, $800-1,200
(minor imperfections), ht. 46, case wd. 46, dp. 20 1/4 in.
$1,500-2,500

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515.
Neoclassical Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Sewing
Stand, early 19th century, the hinged top opening to a compartmented
interior and bag, ht. 28 1/4, wd. 21 3/4, dp. 16 in.
$4,000-6,000

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516.
Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tall Case Clock, Joshua Wilder, Hingham,
Massachusetts, c. 1807-10, the painted iron tombstone dial with
rocking ship in the arch, with seconds hand and calendar aperture,
inscribed “Joshua Wilder/HINGHAM,” with eight-day brass weight-
driven movement, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 87 1/2 in.
$6,000-8,000
517, with detail

517.
Federal Mahogany Inlaid Tall Case Clock, James Cary, Jr.,
Brunswick, Maine, c. 1810-15, the white-painted and gilt iron dial with
moon’s age in the arch, seconds hand, and calendar aperture, with
brass eight-day weight-driven movement, (minor imperfections), ht. 92
1/2 in.

Provenance: Israel Sack, New York, c. 1957.

Literature: This clock is illustrated and described in American Antiques


from Israel Sack Collection, Highland House Publishers, Washington,
D.C., p. 91, No. 275.
$6,000-8,000

518.
Federal Maple and Birch Inlaid Tall Case Clock, James Jones,
Deerfield, New Hampshire, c. 1810, the white-painted iron tombstone
dial with moon’s age in the arch, seconds hand, and calendar aperture,
lettered “James Jones/Deerfield.,” and eight-day brass weight-driven
movement, the waist door inlaid with a bird’s-eye maple panel, (minor
restoration), ht. 91 in.
$4,000-6,000
518
520

519. 524.
Federal Mahogany Inlaid Pembroke Table, possibly Middle Mahogany Shelf Timepiece, attributed to Aaron Willard, Boston,
Atlantic States, c. 1790-1800, the top with string-inlaid border and Massachusetts, c. 1820-25, with concave dial, eight-day time-only
ovolo corners, on square tapering legs inlaid with urns within ovals, movement, (restored, replaced tablets, relined dial), ht. 36 in.
descending bellflowers, stringing, and ending in cuffs, old refinish, $1,500-2,500
(imperfections), ht. 29, closed wd. 19 1/2, dp. 30 in.
$600-800
525.
Mahogany Shelf Timepiece, attributed to Aaron Willard, Boston, c.
520. 1820-25, the concave iron dial with eight-day movement and recoil
Federal Mahogany Inlaid Serpentine Bureau, possibly Charleston, escapement, (imperfections, replaced tablets), ht. 36 in.
South Carolina, late 18th century, refinished, (imperfections and minor $2,000-3,000
restoration), ht. 39, case wd. 44, dp. 22 1/2 in.
$3,000-5,000
526.
Mahogany Veneer Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Samuel Terry,
521. Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1827-29, with wooden weight-driven thirty-hour
Carved Mahogany Lyre-front Wall Timepiece, John Sawin, Boston, movement, (imperfections, replaced tablet), ht. 30 1/4 in.
Massachusetts, c. 1830, refinished, (replaced eglomise tablets), ht. 41 $600-800
in.
$1,000-1,500
527.
Federal Mahogany and Gilt-gesso Patent Timepiece, Lemuel
522. Curtis, Concord, Massachusetts, c. 1815, the tablet showing “The
Carved Mahogany Lyre-front Wall Timepiece, probably Boston, c. Constitution’s Escape from the British Squadron,” (repainted dial,
1830, dial repainted (imperfections), ht. 40 1/2 in. restored), ht. 32 1/2 in.
$1,000-1,500
Note: Interior of throat with watchpaper reading “Joshua Wilder Watch
& Clock Maker, South Parish, Hingham.”
523. $800-1,200
Large Mahogany Carved Banjo Timepiece, Boston, c. 1825, the
dial lettered “SAWIN.,” with weight-driven time-only movement with
maintaining power and recoil escapement, refinished, tablets showing 528.
Father Time, (replaced tablets), ht. 56 1/2 in. Mahogany and Gilt-gesso Patent Timepiece, probably
$4,000-6,000 Massachusetts, c. 1820, the tablet depicting Neptune, (repainted dial
and tablets), ht. 32 1/2 in.
$800-1,200

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Mahogany and Gilt-gesso Patent Timepiece, probably
Massachusetts, c. 1820, (repainted dial, replaced eglomise glasses), ht.
43 in.
$800-1,200

530.
Mahogany Wall Timepiece, J.C. Brown & Co, Bristol, Connecticut, c.
1850, the spring-driven eight-day brass movement stamped “Forestville
MFG Co, Bristol Ct., USA,” (repainted dial, replaced tablet), ht. 28 1/4
in.
$4,000-6,000

531.
Acorn Shelf Clock, Forestville Manufacturing Company, Bristol,
Connecticut, c. 1847, with eight-day time and strike fusee movement,
(replaced tablets), ht. 24 1/4 in.
$3,000-5,000

532.
Paint-decorated Walnut Veneer Wheel Barometer, probably
England, 19th century, with engraved silvered metal dials, “dry/damp”
window above a thermometer, small round mirror, barometer, and level
window inscribed “WARRENTED CORRECT,” faintly painted leafy vine
border, (minor imperfections), ht. 37 in.
$300-500

530
533.
Rosewood and Maple Inlaid Checkerboard, mid-19th century,
central checkerboard pattern with a contrasting geometric and banded
border, (some bowing), 17 x 17 in.
$250-350

534.
Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Wall Box, America, 19th century, pierced
shaped back on box with hinged slant-lid with chip-carved edges and
relief-carved diamond motifs, the top, sides, and bottom inlaid with thin
531 contrasting bands of vertical and crossbanded segments, (minor veneer
lifting and losses), ht. 16 1/2, wd. 9 5/8, dp. 7 in.
$600-800

535.
Federal Mahogany Breakfast Table, probably Massachusetts, c.
1820, the rectangular top with rounded drop leaves and molded edge,
on a double-beaded skirt with drawer, the vase- and ring-turned
support continues to four paneled legs ending in cast brass hairy paw
feet, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, wd. closed 21 1/2, dp.
35 3/4 in.
$400-600

536.
Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Pembroke Table,
c. 1810-15, the top with shaped leaves on vase- and ring-turned,
reeded, tapering legs ending in ball feet, old brass pull, refinished,
(minor imperfections), ht. 29, wd. closed 20 1/4, dp. 34 in.
$300-500

537.
Federal Cherry Demilune Console Table, New England, early 19th
century, the top on three square tapering legs joined by straight skirt,
ht. 28 1/2, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 18 1/4 in.
$400-600
540

538. 543.
Federal Cherry Candlestand, New England, early 19th century, the American School, 19th Century
circular top on a vase- and ring-turned support on tripod cabriole
leg base ending in pad feet on platforms, mellow surface, (minor Still Life with Basket of Flowers on a Marble Tabletop. Indistinctly
imperfections), ht. 27, dia. 19 in. signed and dated “George R. T----- 18--” l.r. Oil on canvas, 14 x 18 in.,
$400-600 in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Minor paint losses on edges.
$800-1,200

539.
Federal Mahogany Veneer Mirror, probably New England, early 19th
century, the cornice with carved acorn drops above the two-part glass 544.
flanked by half-columns, (small loss), ht. 36 1/4, cornice wd. 25 in. Elizabeth Foote Ferguson (Illinois, 1884-1925)
$600-800
Lot of Two Works: Still Life with Basket of Strawberries and Still
Life with Fruit. Both signed “E. Ferguson” l.l. Oil on canvas, 10 x 14
in., in matching gilt-gesso frames. Condition: Retouch.
540.
$800-1,200
Near Pair of Classical Carved Mahogany and Flame Mahogany
Veneer Card Tables, c. 1825, refinished, ht. 31, wd. 35, dp. 17 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500
545.
Moses B. Russell (American, 1809-1884)
541.
Empire Mahogany Veneer Upholstered Ottoman, New York, c. Still Life with Apples. Signed and dated “M.B. Russell Pinxt 1877”
1830-40, the rectangular slip-seat sets into an ogee-molded frame on l.l. Oil on paperboard, 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame.
four scroll-carved feet, ht. 16, frame lg. 37 1/4, dp. 18 in. Condition: Good, small paint loss c.l. edge.
$400-600 $400-600

542.
Pair of Mahogany Spool-turned Stools with Beadwork Upholstery, 546.
America, 19th century, round red needlepoint cushioned top with Gilt-brass and Marble Astral Lamp, America, early 19th century,
polychrome floral beadwork design, with velvet sides, over four spool- wheel-cut acid-finish shade with floral and fruiting vine supported on
turned legs with conforming cross-stretchers adorned with turned finials brass ring above a fluted column on a brass-mounted square, stepped
and drops, ht. 15 3/4 in. marble base, with prisms, electrified, (imperfections), ht. 30 1/2 in.
$400-600 $400-600

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Pair of Empire Period Gilt-bronze and Wood Five-light Wall Brass and Wirework Folding Firescreen, England or America, early
Sconces, Continental, early 19th century, each with a round carved 19th century, brass rail over wire mesh ornamented with brass wirework
wood backplate issuing a curved gilt-bronze acanthus arm supporting swags and scrolls, ht. 24, center panel wd. 36, side panel wd. 17 in.
three-tiered scrolled candle branches fitted with fluted trumpet $800-1,200
candle cups, the branches suspending colorless cut-glass prisms,
(imperfections), overall ht. 25 1/2, wd. 20 1/2, dp. 13 in.
$300-400 556.
Small Brass and Wirework Folding Firescreen, England or America,
early 19th century, brass rail over wire mesh ornamented with applied
548. brass wire swags and scrolls, ht. 24, center panel wd. 18, side panel
Pair of Brass and Cut Glass Candle Sconces, America, early 19th wd. 11 1/4 in.
century, blown colorless glass with tooled scalloped rims cut with $400-600
foliate, star, arch, and geometric grid designs with brass mounts set
into to single arm shield-shaped brass wall mounts, overall ht. 13 1/4 in.
$200-250 557.
Wrought Iron Hearth Spit Irons with Spit, Clockwork Jack,
and Weight, probably England, 18th century, faceted ball finial on
549. gooseneck spit irons with three spit hooks, arched legs and penny feet
Gilt-brass and Marble Astral Lamp with Wheel-cut Shade, America, supporting a long iron spit which rotates from a wall-mounted wrought
19th century, tooled ruffled rim on vasiform frosted glass shade iron, brass, and wood clockwork jack, with winder and weight, spit iron
with wheel-cut flowers and foliage set on a brass ring on font and ht. 27, wd. 15, dp. 32, spit lg. 53 in.
fluted brass columnar standard, square stepped white marble base, $1,000-1,500
electrified, (minor imperfections), overall ht. 23 in.
$300-500
558.
Cast Iron Fireback, probably England, 18th century, arched, lobed
550. crest with indistinct designs over a rampant lion whose lower half
Pair of Brass Single-arm Candle Sconces, England, mid-18th is obscured by waves, surrounded by implements of war, art, and
century, baluster-form socket on squared scroll arms with leaf-form industry, (losses, rusty surface), ht. 33, wd. 24 3/4 in.
spurs on round wall mount, ht. 4, lg. 8 in. $400-600
$800-1,200

559.
551. Wrought Iron Pipe Tongs, England or America, 18th century, the
Three Pairs of Brass Push-up Candlesticks, England, c. 1850, a ember tongs with spring-activated handle, hanging hook, bowl scrape,
baluster-form pair on round domed bases, a pair with truncated cones and tobacco tamp, lg. 17 1/2 in.
on shaft with rectangular cut-corner bases, and a pair with elongated $400-600
candle cups with diamond-faceted and beehive knops on the plinths,
the bases square with cut corners, (dents, wear), ht. 8 7/8, 10 1/8, 11
3/4 in. 560.
$200-300 Wrought Iron Pipe Tongs, England or America, 18th century, the
tongs with spring-activated handle, hanging hook, and tobacco tamp,
lg. 15 3/4 in.
552. $300-500
Five Early Brass Petal-base Candlesticks, England, 18th century,
(two with solder reinforcements at base and stem), ht. 6 7/8-8 1/4 in.
$400-600 561.
Brass Chestnut Roaster and Ladle, England and America, late 18th/
early 19th century, the roaster with pierced hinged lid decorated with
553. a basket design, long brass handle; the ladle with brass bowl and
Two Brass and Iron Footmen, England and/or America, 19th century, wrought iron handle, (dents), lg. 21 1/4, 16 1/4 in., respectively.
one with solid-top brass step with faceted handles and knob on pierced $500-600
apron, supported on frontal cabriole legs, and columnar back legs,
English registered marks on base, (loss on side); the other with pierced
step and apron, supported on frontal legs with paw and tapered 562.
back legs, ht. 11 1/8, 11 1/2, wd. 19 1/2, 16 3/4, dp. 13 1/2, 17 in., Three Wrought Iron Hearth Items, late 18th/early 19th century, a
respectively. rotary toaster, a standing roaster with adjustable friction spring double-
$300-500 prong meat holder on tripod feet, a rotating grill with wavy and straight
grill bars, on tripod feet, ht. 3 1/2-21, dia. 10-22 1/4 in.
$400-600
554.
Small Brass and Wire Folding Firescreen, England or America, late
18th/early 19th century, brass rail over vertical wires ornamented with 563.
wirework scrolls, ht. 15 1/4, center panel wd. 38, side panel wd. 13 1/4 Six Assorted Iron Household Items, 19th century, a skimmer with
in. wrought iron handle and pierced brass bowl, a small wrought iron peel,
$400-600 a cast iron porringer, a long-stemmed pipe, a ladle and a “Sticking
Tommy” candleholder, lg. 5 7/8-29 1/2 in.
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564. 569.
Four Wrought Iron Hearth Trivets, late 18th/early 19th century, ht. 1 Four Pewter Teapots and Two Pewter Coffeepots, Roswell Gleason,
7/8-4, dia. 6 1/2-10 in. Dorchester, Massachusetts (1821-1871), a tapered oval eight-panel
$300-500 teapot on foliate feet, and a baluster-form teapot with make-do tin
base, each with wooden scroll handle, and a lighthouse-form coffeepot
all impressed “Roswell Gleason”; and a bulbous teapot, a short
565. lighthouse-form teapot and a baluster-form coffeepot, each with hollow
Brass Pepper Pot, Tin Sugar Shaker, Strainer, and Cup, 19th pewter handle and marked “R. GLEASON,” (minor wear), ht. 7-11 1/4
century, ht. 2 1/2-5 in. in.
$100-150 $600-800

566. 570.
Seven Hearth-related Implements, 18th-19th century, a pair of Group of Early Wrought Iron Hardware, England or America, 17th
short belted brass ball-top andirons on baluster-form plinths, cabriole
and 18th century, four Suffolk latches: one arrowhead-type, two with
legs and slipper feet with conforming ball log stops, a large brass
pointed cusps, and one with bean design with thumb-press, all with
cooking pot, a brass chestnut roaster with hinged lid, an iron-handled
tooled center lines on handles, and a single thumb-press and a door
brass skimmer, a polychrome-painted wood bellows decorated with
hook fastener.
a compote of fruit, a brass and iron trivet with pierced handhold and
cabriole legs, andiron ht. 14 1/2, wd. 10 1/4, dp. 17 3/4; pot ht. 10 3/4, $600-800
implement lg. 18 1/2-26 1/2 in.
$300-500
571.
Pair of Cast Iron Ram’s Head Architectural Brackets, America, 19th
567. century, cast as rectangular plinths with anthemion border and shell
Cast and Wrought Iron Long Handled Hearth Waffle Iron, “E.B. motif over a ram’s head, painted black, with stands, overall ht. 25, wd.
BERLIN, CT.,” early 19th century, lg. 26 1/4, wd. 6 1/8 in. 11 1/2, dp. 7 7/8 in.
$100-150 $1,500-2,500

568. 572.
Six Early Hearth Related Articles, late 18th to 19th century, four American School, 19th Century
wrought iron items: an iron hand hook or pot lifter with engraved “B”
on the handle; a rotating hearth toaster, a hearth shovel, and a toddy Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Fancy Ruffled Bonnet, c. 1835.
or mulling iron, together with a tin and wire apple roaster, and an oak Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 31 3/4 x 26 in., in a period flame mahogany
and tin foot-warmer ornamented with punched tin heart motifs, (hearth veneer frame. Condition: Good, minor retouch and craquelure.
shovel edges trimmed), ht. 5-5 7/8, lg. 7-36 in. $2,000-3,000
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573

574.
American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Mother and Her Young Child, c. 1845. Unsigned. Oil


on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a period molded bird’s-eye maple frame.
Condition: Relined, minor retouch to clothing and background.
$1,000-1,500

575.
Two Wirework Compotes, Three Kugels, and a Chinoiserie-
decorated Cast Iron Box, 19th century, one green-painted wirework
compote; three amethyst-colored kugels: one round, one lobed round,
one ribbed oval; rectangular box with lift top with scrolled foliate handle,
relief decoration of Asian figures and vases of flowers in scrolled foliate
reserves, ht. 4 1/4-7 in.
$300-500

576.
Pressed Glass Spill Holder and a Pair of Small Candlesticks,
probably eastern United States, early 19th century, hexagonal panel
emerald green glass spill holder with horizontal ovals and swags in
relief, a pair of yellow glass candlesticks with hexagonal candle cups
and shaft on stepped circle and square bases with extended round
574 corners, (minor chips), ht. 4 3/8, 4 5/8 in., respectively.
$300-500

573.
American School, 19th Century 577.
Cut Overlay Glass, Brass, and Marble Fluid Lamp, probably eastern
Portrait of Young Man Seated in a Chair Beside a Pillar, c. 1835. United States, mid-19th century pear-shaped font of transparent
Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 27 x 21 1/2 in., in a period red-stained amethyst cut to clear glass with cut punty and ovals, raised on
mitered wood frame. Condition: Good, retouch to face and shirt. a columnar brass shaft and square stepped marble base, (minor
$1,000-1,500 imperfections), ht. 10 5/8 in.
$600-800

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576 577 578 579 581 579 582 583

578. 583.
Free-blown Colorless Blown Glass Covered Sugar Bowl, attributed Colorless Free-blown Glass Petticoat Lamp, America, early 19th
to Thomas Cains, South Boston Flint Glass Works or Phoenix Glass century, with globe font on single knop shaft, domed and dished base
Works Boston, first quarter 19th century, domed cover with folded with folded rim, and original tin and cork drop-in whale-oil burner, ht. 8
rim on bowl with applied medial band with a chain motif, rough pontil, 3/8 in.
(minor imperfections), ht. 5 1/4, dia. 4 7/8 in. $800-1,200
$300-500

584.
579.
Sandwich Pressed Clambroth Glass Dolphin Candlestick with
Pair of Amethyst Pressed Circle and Elongated Loop Pattern
Gilt Decoration, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich,
Vases, probably eastern United States, 1855-70, with gauffered rims
on hexagonal bases, ht. 7 1/8 in. Massachusetts, c. 1845-70, the petal sockets over dolphin
$2,000-3,000 standard with large head on square base, retaining rare original gilt
ornamentation, (minor imperfections), ht. 10 1/4 in.
$800-1,200
580.
Colorless Blown Glass Compote, probably America, early 19th
century, round bowl on hollow-knopped shaft with biscuit connecting 585.
disk base, (minor interior scratches), ht. 7, dia. 8 7/8 in. Pressed and Blown Colorless Glass Whale Oil Lamp with Original
$200-300 Glass Shade, America, second quarter 19th century, vasiform shade
and conical font of etched frosted glass, with pewter cap and shade
mount, supported on a stepped round over square pressed glass base
581. with internal “lemon-squeezer” design, ribbed ring connector and whale
Amethyst Pressed Glass Hand Lamp, probably eastern United oil burners, (base chips), ht. 14 1/2 in.
States, c. 1850, bell-shaped lamp with pressed diamond pattern, the
$500-700
applied handle with leaf terminal, pewter cap with whale-oil burners, ht.
4 1/2 in.
$800-1,200
586.
Two Cut Glass Peg Lamps and Three Free-blown Finger Lamps,
582. probably eastern United States, early 19th century, colorless glass, the
Four Miniature Pressed Glass Candlesticks and a Lacy Glass peg lamps with globular fonts, one with cut geometric/diamond design
Cup Plate, Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., Sandwich, Massachusetts, with whale oil burner, the other with cut flower design, the finger lamps
c. 1830-70, hexagonal transparent aqua toy candlesticks, one with with applied handles, two with drop-in tin and cork burners, one lacking
auction label from the Pamela and Donald Levine collection on the burner, (chip to handle terminal of one finger lamp), ht. 1 3/4-4 3/4 in.
base; and an opalescent pressed lacy glass cup plate in the acorn $400-600
pattern (rim chips), candlestick ht. 2, cup plate dia. 3 5/8 in.
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587. 591.
Seven Blown Glass Stemware Items, early 19th century, three various Five Blown Glass Items, early 19th and 20th century, a colorless plate
sized with colorless glass bowls on stems with internal white latticino with molded flutes around the cavetto, cut leaf borders, and cut central
spirals, together with four small colorless cordials, (imperfections), ht. blossom; two colorless flip glasses with wheel engraved rim borders
4-7 in. over molded fluting; an early 18th century free-blown olive amber
$200-300 “Belgian type” wine or spirits bottle with flanged lip, laid-on lip ring, and
high kick-up, a pale transparent aqua footed center bowl attributed to
the Clevenger Bros. Glassworks, Clayton, New Jersey, c. 1940, with
588. folded rim, applied pinched disc base, and deep conical pontil, ht. 1
Five Free-blown Colorless Wheel-engraved Flip Glasses, early 19th 1/2-7 7/8 in.
century, two with molded flutes around the bottom, two with etched $200-300
potted flowers design, one with wide band of flower stems, ht. 4 3/8-8
in.
592.
$400-600
Pale Green-aquamarine Blown Three-mold Glass Decanter,
possibly Keene, New Hampshire, early 19th century, pint-sized square
vessel with chamfered corners, diamond diaper and vertical ribbed
589.
panels interrupted with horizontal ribbing at the shoulder and middle,
Four Colorless Pressed Pattern Glass Items, Boston & Sandwich plain base with rough pontil, McKearin GII-28, ht. 6 3/4 in.
Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1855-70, a small compote, $600-800
pitcher, and small footed dish in the New England Pineapple pattern, a
large compote in the Horn of Plenty (comet) pattern on matching base,
ht. 2 7/8-8 1/2 in. 593.
$700-900 Two Small Colorless Blown and Cut Glass Bowls, c. 1825, deep
round bowls with cut flutes around the bottom, ht. 3 1/2, dia. 4 1/2 in.
$200-250
590.
Blown Colorless and Cut Glass Compote with Five Mercury Glass
Kugels, 19th century, round bowl on knopped stem and disk base with 594.
cut punties and ovals around the side, with one gold and four round American School, 19th Century
silver kugel ornaments, bowl ht. 8, dia. 10 3/8 in.
$300-500 Double Portraits of a Man and Wife, c. 1840. Unsigned. Oil on
canvas, oval bust-length portraits painted on a single canvas, 27 1/2
x 35 in., in a ripple-molded frame. Condition: Retouch, small patch
repair l.c., cleaned, and varnished.
$1,000-1,500

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595. 598.
British School, 18th Century American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Lady Wearing a Blue Gown. Unsigned, bears a Portrait of a Woman Wearing a White Bonnet and Black Dress
Chelsea, England, framer’s label and a Shreve, Boston, retailer’s label Holding a Book. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 34 x 27 in., unframed.
on the verso. Pastel on paper, sight size 20 1/4 x 14 3/4 in., in a Condition: Relined, scratch u.c., stable craquelure, minor retouch to
period frame. Condition: Repaired tears and losses along upper and c.r. background.
lower edges and into background u.r., not examined out of frame. $500-700
$600-800

596. 599.
Italian/American School, 19th Century American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Gentleman Holding a Letter, c. 1825. Unsigned. Oil Arctic Whaling Scene. Initialed and dated indistinctly “FK 188-” l.l. Oil
on canvas, the subject, possibly a sea captain, wearing a blue coat on canvas, 18 x 24 in., in a gilded and molded wood frame. Condition:
with brass buttons, holds a letter written in Italian indistinctly inscribed Very good, minor retouch to background sky.
“----Sig. Michelangelo-incredi/Naples,” 29 x 24 in., in a period molded
giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, craquelure with scattered paint Note: The verso bears the stamp of the firm of Schwab & Breese,
loss, retouch to subject and background. 624 Market Street, San Francisco (a frame shop located in this city
$800-1,200 in the 1880s). The scene is thought to be in the western Arctic,
depicting indigenous whaling as the whale has been dragged ashore
and appropriately costumed figures with their sled dogs are portrayed
597. processing the whale and attending to their daily tasks. A full-rigged
American School, 19th Century ship in the background does not appear to be involved in the taking
of the whale, as it does not carry the covered mast hoops that were
Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Red Dress and Holding a Small common on Arctic whaling ships.
Bouquet of Flowers, c. 1835. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., $8,000-12,000
in a period molded wood frame with gilt liner. Condition: Scattered
paint losses, craquelure, small nail puncture l.l., surface grime.

Provenance: This portrait is possibly of a child with the last name of


Blaisdell, and was reportedly painted in Winchester, Massachusetts, by
a wheelwright who was repairing a wagon at the family farm.
$500-700

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602

600. 601.
William Matthew Prior (American, 1806-1873) American School, 19th Century

Portrait of Capt. Thomas W. Lewis, Owner and Master of the Bark Portrait of the Bark Silver Cloud. Capt. Thos. W. Lewis, Master.
Silver Cloud, c. 1840. Unsigned. Oil on artist board, depicting the Unsigned, vessel identified on bow, stern, pennant, and inscription
bearded man holding a book, with a coastal view with sailing vessels at below. Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in., in a period molded wood frame with
sunset, in the background, 27 x 22 in., in a later molded wood frame. gilt liner. Condition: Very good, surface grime, stable craquelure.
Condition: Very good, minor specks of paint loss l.l. and l.r.
Provenance: By family descent of Captain Thomas W. Lewis.
Provenance: By family descent of the sitter. A note on the backboard
is inscribed “Capt. Thomas W. Lewis/Owner and Skipper of Silver Note: According to information collected at the Mystic Marine Museum
Cloud/Joined Masonic Order at Cape of Good Hope./Father of Sarah E. and Bath Maritime Museum by a descendant of the consignor, the
Lewis-Who was wife of George B. Lawton, parents of Edna B. and Ida bark Silver Cloud was built in 1853 by General Joseph Barry at
M. Lawton. Aunt Edna died 2-6-77.” George Town, in Bath, Maine. She weighed 460 ton and was built of
$4,000-6,000 oak and hackmatack with a copper bottom. She was sold c. 1857
to E. Boynton, with Thomas W. Lewis serving as master, and who
subsequently became the owner.
$6,000-8,000

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604

602. 605.
Thomas Chambers (London, New York, and Boston, 1808-1866) Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, late 19th century, the tooth engraved on
both sides with sailing vessels in battle, one scene likely copied after
Shipwreck off a Rocky Coast with Figures Gathering Debris and Thomas Birch’s painting of the War of 1812 battle between the U.S.S.
Distant Lighthouse. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 14 x 18 in., in a late Constitution and H.M.S. Guerriere, with one ship flying an American
19th century gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Minor craquelure, two minor flag, the other a British flag, (base cracks and chips), lg. 6 in.
repaired tears with retouch. $800-1,200
$4,000-6,000

603. 606.
Painted Wood and Glass Model of the Ship PACTOLUS Mounted Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth with Eagle, Shield, and Ship, late 19th/
Under a Glass Dome, late 19th century, the painted wood hull with early 20th century, one side engraved with a spreadwing eagle,
some applied painted paper segments, with spun glass rigging and an American shield heighted with red and blue, a banner inscribed
figures, mounted on a painted glass “sea” further mounted on an “LIBERTY” and a ship at sea, the reverse depicting a woman and her
oblong inlaid mahogany base fitted with a glass dome, (some loose daughter, the woman sporting a “Gibson Girl” hairstyle, (crack, the base
glass segments), overall ht. 18 3/4, wd. 8 3/4, lg. 17 1/4 in. pierced), lg. 6 in.
$800-1,200 $600-800

604. 607.
Scrimshaw Engraved Whale Panbone, 19th century, rectangular Whale’s Tooth with American Flag Scrimshaw, late 19th/early 20th
panel decorated with a scene of a whaling ship, a dead whale with century, the tooth with stippled waving flag heightened with red and
two whalemen and whaleboat beginning to process it, a spouting and blue, (cracks), ht. 5 1/4 in.
a diving whale with nearby whaleboat with whalemen attempting to $300-500
harpoon it, with mountainous landscape in the distance with possible
smoking volcano, 5 x 14 1/2 in.
$2,000-4,000

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608. 609.
Scrimshawed Whale’s Tooth with Whaling Scene, engraved with a Whalebone and Ebony Rolling Pin, 19th century, likely sailor-made,
scene of two whaleboats with whalers, a harpooned whale on its side, (age crack), lg. 17 1/4 in.
and a diving whale, the other side undecorated, lg. 7 7/8 in. $300-500
$800-1,200

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Cased Bone and Baleen Ship Model, planked and pinned hull, carved Painted Wood Model of a Dory, America, late 19th century, blue-
bone deck fittings, baleen gun ports, mounted on a maple base with painted exterior with red trim, yellow-painted interior, (imperfections), ht.
Plexiglas cover, (minor imperfections), overall ht. 14 1/4, wd. 7 3/4, lg. 10, wd. 15 1/2, lg. 50 in.
22 1/4 in. $300-500
$1,200-1,800

611. 616.
Shadow Box Mounted with Miniature Carved Bone Tools and Ship Diorama, America, late 19th/early 20th century, painted wood hull
Household Implements, William Gilman (1848-1911), Boston, third and sails, with painted sky and putty sea with a paddlewheel and small
quarter 19th century, the fabric-lined wall case mounted with twenty- vessel in the foreground, 15 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.
seven working model carved bone tools and implements including $400-600
saws, wrenches, axes, files, knives, garden forks, hearth tools, a
pocket knife, ram figure, three-piece flatware set, crucifix, padlock,
and scissors; the bottom mounted with a miniature cart, drop-
leaf table, wheelbarrow, bench, and a wagon, the side of the box
617.
mounted with an exhibition permit space label for the “Massachusetts,
Diorama of a Screw Steamer, America, late 19th century, wood
Charitable Mechanics Association,” dated September 20, 1878, “To
William Gilman/For Exhibit of Bone Carving”; also including three vessel, the hull painted black with gilt accents, with carved wood deck
printed exhibition or trade card fragments reading: “Working Models fittings, painted sky and putty sea, (shrinkage crack to background
Carved From Bone By William Gilman 1801 Washington St., Boston,” panel), 20 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. overall.
accompanied by seven carved bone items: a sled, knife, screwdriver, $400-600
small wheel, two shaped trefoils, and an ivory castor set, shadow box
ht. 16 3/4, wd. 21 3/4, dp. 5 3/4; loose items dia. 7/8-5 1/8 in.

Provenance: William Gilman is the great-great uncle of the consignor. 618.


According to family history and a photocopy of his 1911 death notice Sloop Diorama, America, late 19th/early 20th century, depicting two
from a probable Putnam Connecticut newspaper, William Gilman was painted wooden sloops, one flying an American flag, the other carrying
born in Rutland, Vermont, in 1848, and had a wheelwright shop in a pennant inscribed MATTIE C., on a painted putty “sea” with a small
Thompson, Vermont. He moved his shop to Putnam, Connecticut, dory, glazed mitered wood frame, 12 3/4 x 20, dp. 3 3/4 in.
which later fell victim to fire. He later had a shop in Pomfret, $400-600
Connecticut, married a woman named Mary Carroll, and had four
children. At some point they moved to Massachusetts, as William died
in 1911 in South Boston. His wife and children all resided in Boston at
the time of his death. 619.
$8,000-12,000 Eugene Grandin (French, ac. 1851-1909)

Portrait of the Bark Reunion, Leaving Le Harvre. Signed and dated


612. “Eugene Grandin Havre 1866,” vessel identified on a pennant. Mixed
Cased Wooden Model of the Sailing Ship MATILDA, late 19th/early media including watercolor and graphite on paper, the vessel shown
20th century, vessel identified on the stern, with gilt carved dragon flying an American flag, sight size 4 x 6 5/8 in., in an eglomise mat and
masthead, the hull painted black above the waterline, scribed deck molded wood frame. Condition: Small faint stains in sky and water,
planking, carved deck fittings, some painted white, mounted on a dark not examined out of frame.
gray wood base, in a later mahogany and Plexiglas case, overall ht. 20
1/4, wd. 11, lg. 26 in.
Note: American Lloyd’s Universal Register of Shipping, 1867, lists that
$800-1,200
the bark Reunion was built at Waldoboro, Maine, in 1865 for C. Conery.
She was 457 tons.
$800-1,200
613.
Cased Model of the Sailing Ship MERMAID, late 19th/early 20th
century, the wood vessel identified on the stern with white-painted hull
with green trim, carved and painted wood deck fittings, mounted on a
green-painted wood base further mounted on a later mahogany and 620.
Plexiglas case, (minor losses to deck railing), overall ht. 25 1/4, wd. 7 Attributed to William Matthew Prior (American, 1806-1873)
1/4, lg. 34 3/4 in.
$800-1,200 Portrait of a Young Man Seated Before a Pillar Overlooking a
Landscape at Sunset. Unsigned. Oil on canvas c. 1837, 31 1/2 x 27
in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Cleaned, restored,
614. retouch to face, spots on jacket and background, laid down onto
Painted Wood Model of the Ship LIVERPOOL, 19th century, vessel Masonite.
identified on the stern, the hull painted black above the waterline
and dark green below, carved deck fittings painted white and green, Note: Leading up to restoration, the consignor states that the portrait
mounted on a molded mahogany base, (minor break), ht. 21, wd. 5 was found on Nantucket, and was signed and dated by Prior on the
3/4, lg. 27, accompanied by a Plexiglas case, ht. 22 1/2, wd. 10 1/2, back of the canvas.
lg. 29 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500
$800-1,200

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621. 622.
American School, 19th Century Solon Francis Monticello Badger (Charlestown, Massachusetts, ac.
1882-1913)
Pair of Portraits of Thomaston, Maine, Shipbuilder Rufus Counce
and His Wife Lucy. Inscribed “Painted by A.G.H. 1834” on the verso, Portrait of the Schooner Young Brothers. Signed and dated “SFM
both sitters identified in inscriptions on the stretchers. Oil on canvas, 28 Badger ‘96” l.l. and verso, the four-masted vessel identified on the bow,
1/4 x 23 in., in period molded giltwood frames. Condition: Very good. stern, and pennant, sailing with a lighthouse off its starboard bow. Oil
on canvas, 26 x 42 in., in a period frame. Condition: Tear u.r. with
Literature: See History of Thomaston, Rockland, and South associated paint loss, varnish inconsistencies.
Thomaston, Maine, by Cyrus Baton, Hallowell: Masters, 1865, p. 188.
Rufus C. Counce was born June 8, 1795. He married Lucy Healy Note: The Young Brothers was built in Belfast, Maine, in 1890. Her
Spear on June 5, 1820, and his occupation was shipbuilder. original owner was David Talving of Providence, Rhode Island. Her
$400-600 captain and share owner was George Snow of South Falmouth,
Massachusetts. She was destroyed by fire on the Penobscot River at
Bath, Maine.
$10,000-15,000

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624

623. 624.
Carved and Gilded Eagle Figure, reportedly Charlestown, American School, 19th Century
Massachusetts, 19th century, spreadwing figure mounted on a sphere
and a square molded wood plinth, (craquelure, scattered gilt loss), ht. Yacht Race. Indistinctly signed “W.W. Wilder” l.r. Oil on canvas, 21
33, wd. 50 1/4, dp. 18 1/2 in. 7/8 x 30 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Puncture u.c.,
$6,000-8,000 surface grime.
$2,500-3,500

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625. 627.
American School, 19th Century Louis Honore Frederic Gamain (French, 1803-1871)

Vigilant and Valkyrie II at America’s Cup Yacht Race, 1893. Portrait of the Ship “Noemie of Charleston Cap. J. Johnson/
Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 1/2 in., in a later molded wood Going into Havre 15 April 1852.” Signed “L. Gamain Havre” l.r., ship
frame. Condition: Minor retouch to sails and left edge. and date inscribed on frame l.c. Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 30 in., in an
$800-1,200 ornate gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, unstable craquelure with
numerous spots of retouch and small paint losses.
$2,000-4,000
626.
American School, 20th Century
628.
“Sea Witch” Departing Whampoa, 1847. Signed “Green ‘92” l.r., British School, 19th Century
titled l.c. Watercolor and gouache on paper, sight size 8 1/2 x 11 1/2
in., in a period molded and carved gilded wood frame. Condition: Very Portrait of a Brigantine Sailing in Coastal Waters. Indistinctly signed
good, not examined out of frame. and dated “1842” l.l. Oil on canvas, 18 1/4 x 26 1/4 in., in a bird’s-eye
maple frame with gilt liner. Condition: Relined, retouch primarily to
Note: The Sea Witch was an American clipper ship for the China edges and sky.
trading firm of Howland & Aspinwall of New York. She was launched $1,000-1,500
in Manhattan on December 8, 1846. Her captain was Robert “Bully
Bob” Waterman and in 1847, under his command, she set a record for
traveling from Hong Kong to New York in 77 days, which is likely the 629.
image this portrait is depicting. The record was broken two years later Franklin Stanwood (Maine, 1852-1888)
when the trip was made in 74 days-a record he nor any other captain
of a sail-powered vessel ever broke. Fisherman’s Shack by the Bay. Signed “F. Stanwood 1887” l.l. Oil
$400-600 on canvas, 8 1/2 x 13 3/4 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition:
Good, retouch to small puncture u.l., surface grime.
$800-1,200

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630. 631.
American School, Early 19th Century Miscellaneous Group of Shipping Papers, Merchant Receipts,
Passage Ticket, and More, early to mid-19th century, four shipping
Two Framed Images of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Historical papers listing goods for assorted vessels leaving Boston for other ports,
Buildings. Unsigned, the buildings identified in penciled inscriptions seven receipts for payment of vessel-related accoutrements, three
u.r. Watercolor and ink on paper, one depicting the “First Friends receipts for piloting or towing vessels, two Nantasket Beach Steamboat
Academy/County and Elm,” the other showing “...the Gilbert Russell Company timetable listings, an 1841 California passage ticket from
house/County at the head of Walnut [Street] 1820,” 10 x 13 3/4 in. Boston to San Francisco, a certificate allowing a vessel to fish for cod, a
(sight), in matching later molded wood frames. Condition: Both with c. 1806 looking glass manufacturer’s label for Cermenati & Bernarda at
foxing, toning, and center creases, not examined out of frames. No. 2 State St., Boston, affixed to a wood panel.
$300-500
Note: The Friends Academy of New Bedford, Massachusetts, first
located on County Street in New Bedford, was founded in 1810 by
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Bedford, Dartmouth, and the surrounding area. The Gilbert Russell A Descriptive Catalog of the Marine Collection to be found at
house was built for a prominent citizen of New Bedford, Gilbert Russell India House, New York: Privately Printed “At the Sign of the Gosden
(1760-1829), son of Joseph Russell. Head,” 1935, leather and blue cloth bound, 130 pages of text, with
$300-500 deckled edges, engraved illustrations including thirty ship portraits, eight
hand-colored, three views of China, one hand-colored, a hand-colored
portrait of a ship captain, two views of buildings, and two ship models,
all with tissue guards, first limited edition, no. 454 of an edition limited to
1000 copies, (imperfections).

Provenance: From a Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown, Massachusetts,


historical home.
$300-500

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633. 636.
Possibly Frank Henry Shapleigh (American, 1842-1906) Oval Nantucket Basket, America, early to mid-20th century, with
carved hardwood swing handle attached with brass “ears,” ht. to top of
Cape House with Green Shutters. Unsigned, a note inscribed on upright handle 12, ht. to rim 6, wd. 10 3/8, lg. 13 3/8 in.
the back reads: “Given to F. Abraham 1378 Washington St. Boston/ $800-1,200
Sketch of Cape House Time about 6 hrs. F.H.S.” Watercolor on paper,
approx. 11 x 14 1/2 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition:
Minor toning. 637.
$400-600 Framed Woolwork Marine Picture, 19th century, worked with wool
yarns on a linen canvas, depicting a ship of the line at sea in coastal
waters with distant fort and lighthouse, (scattered yarn losses primarily
634. to edges and corners, fading), 15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in.
Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. (Cotuit, Massachusetts, 1910-1982) $400-600

“Nantucket Fish Co.” Signed and dated “June 1971” l.r. Oil on
638.
Masonite, 16 1/4 x 18 1/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame.
Framed Woolwork Ship Portrait, 19th century, worked with wool yarn
Condition: Very good.
on a linen canvas, depicting a ship of the line at sea flying a British naval
$20,000-30,000 (white ensign) flag off the stern, (toning, fading), 15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in., in a
period molded maple frame with gilt liner.
$400-600
635.
American School, 20th Century
639.
Gloucester Boats. Signed, dated, and titled “WPA 1936 Q. R. Gilded Molded Copper Codfish Weather Vane, America, early
Cahoon” verso. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in., in a period carved and 20th century, molded sheet copper with crimped sheet copper fins,
gilded frame. Condition: Good, minor paint losses l.c. weathered gilt over yellow sizing and copper with dark brown patina,
$300-500 with stand, overall ht. 14 3/8, lg. 25 in.
$4,000-6,000

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641
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640. 643.
Gilt Molded Copper Fish Weather Vane, America, 20th century, William Henry Coffin (Massachusetts, 1812-1898)
detailed molded full-body figure with traces of verdigris, no stand, (dent
on tail tip, and minor seam separation), ht. 12, lg. 27 in. Harbor Scene with Distant Lighthouse. Signed and dated “WH
$1,500-2,500 Coffin ‘86” l.r. Oil on canvas, 14 1/4 x 22 1/4 in., in a period molded
giltwood frame. Condition: Good, relined, stable craquelure.
$2,000-3,000
641.
Molded Copper Fish Weather Vane, America, late 19th/early 20th 644.
century, detailed molded full-body open-mouth figure with verdigris Hendricks A. Hallett (Massachusetts, 1847-1921)
surface with traces of gilt in the recessed areas of the molded features,
with a wood stand, overall ht. 12, lg. 25 5/8 in. Harbor at Sunset. Signed and indistinctly dated, possibly “89,” l.r.
$1,200-1,500 Oil on canvas, 10 x 16 in., in a period carved wood frame. Condition:
Stable craquelure, retouch to losses along right edge.
$800-1,200
642.
Robert Cleminson (British, active c. 1864-1903)
645.
Pair of Portraits: Shorefishing and Catch of the Day. Both signed Frank Knox Morton Rehn (Pennsylvania/Massachusetts, 1848-
“R. Cleminson” l.l. Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 in., in matching period 1914)
molded gilt-gesso frames. Condition: Both very good.
Coastal Seascape. Indistinctly signed “--- Rehn” l.l. Oil on canvas,
$1,500-2,500
15 1/4 x 24 in., in an ornate gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Minor
craquelure, varnish yellowing.
$1,500-2,500

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647

646. 647.
Winckworth Allan Gay (Massachusetts, 1821-1910) Marshall Johnson (American, 1850-1921)

The Gitana Schooner. Titled, signed, and dated “1855” on a label Ship Heading into Harbor. Signed l.l. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in., in a
affixed to the back. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in., in a period molded molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, repaired tear c.l.
silvered wood frame. Condition: Paint loss u.l., craquelure, surface $1,000-1,500
grime, small puncture c.r.
$800-1,200

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648. 652.
Herman Richard Kissner Dietz (Russian/American, 1860-1923) Footed Splint Wool-gathering Basket, America, 19th century, large
round over square form with two handholds, supported on four carved
Clipper Ship in Rough Sea with Approaching Storm. Signed and feet, (breaks), ht. 19 1/4, dia. 24 in.
dated “1902” l.l. Oil on canvas, 20 1/2 x 30 1/4 in., in an ornate gilt- $400-600
gesso frame. Condition: Relined, two vertical lines with paint losses
and lifting.
$800-1,200 653.
Turned Burl Bowl with Stone Fruit, 19th century, deep round
burl bowl, the exterior with traces of green paint, containing sixteen
649. carved and painted stone fruit comprising a pomegranate, banana,
Franklin Stanwood (Maine, 1852-1888) lemon, guava, tangerine, apple, pear, fig, peach, and seven plums,
(imperfections), bowl ht. 4 1/4, dia. 13 1/2 in.
Sailing in Casco Bay on a Cloudy Day. Indistinctly signed l.l. Oil on $800-1,200
artist board, 12 x 18 1/2 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition:
Craquelure with small areas of graphite infilling, surface grime.
$4,000-6,000 654.
Green-painted Pine Bench, probably New England, early 19th
century, the two demilune cutout supports joining the mortise-and-
650. tenon constructed seat, old surface, (paint wear), ht. 18, lg. 70, dp. 12
American School, Late 19th Century in.
$400-600
Friendship Harbor, Maine. Unsigned, scene identified in an inscription
on the back of the frame. Oil on canvas mounted on fiberboard, 14
x 19 in., in a period mitered wood frame. Condition: Good, minor 655.
surface grime, small scratch l.r. Grain-painted Pine Sawbuck Table, probably New England, first half
$250-350 19th century, with single-board rectangular top, mustard and brown
paint to resemble chestnut, (minor imperfections), ht. 29, lg. 59 3/4, dp.
26 1/2 in.
651. $600-800
Large Norton Rockingham Glazed Stoneware Tree Stump-form
Planter, F.B. Norton & Co., Worcester, Massachusetts, mid to late
19th century, molded with vines, cut branches, and bird’s nest on the 656.
exterior, with large central and five smaller openings, impressed “F.B. Red-painted Turned Ash Bowl, America, 19th century, with carved
NORTON WORCESTER MASS.” on base, (imperfections), ht. 18 1/2 in. pouring notch, (rim warped, paint wear), ht. 6 3/4, dia. 20 in.
$400-600 $300-500

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657. 660.
Early Lapped-seam Gray-painted Ash Pantry Box, probably New Two Rockingham Glazed Stoneware Tree Stump-form Planters,
England, early 19th century, round box with lapped seams fastened one F.B. Norton & Co., Worcester, Massachusetts, mid to late 19th
with cut nails, (edge losses, crack around base edge), ht. 6 1/4, dia. 16 century, both molded with vines and cut branches on the exterior,
3/8 in. one with crossed branch handles with impressed “F.B. NORTON
$100-150 WORCESTER MASS.” on base, the other unmarked, (chips, cracks), ht.
9, 8 1/8 in., respectively.
$300-500
658.
Large Rockingham Glazed Stoneware Tree Stump-form Planter,
America, mid to late 19th century, molded and incised naturalistic 661.
surface with numerous cut branch openings, unmarked, (imperfections), Three Rockingham Glazed Pewtress Pottery Tree Stump-form
ht. 25 1/4 in. Planters, S.L. Pewtress, Fair Haven, Connecticut, c. 1875, two molded
$400-600 with vines and cut branch motifs, one with crossed branch handles, one
with four side openings, each impressed “S.L. PEWTRESS CO./FAIR
HAVEN CONN,” (cracks and chips), ht. 7 1/4, 7 1/2, 10 1/8 in.
659. $600-800
Two Stoneware Tree Stump-form Planters, Hartford, Connecticut,
and Taunton, Massachusetts, late 19th century, one with molded vines
on the sides, impressed “O.H. SEYMOUR HARTFORD”; the other 662.
with molded cut branches on the sides, impressed “F.T. WRIGHT & Norton Rockingham Glazed Stoneware Tree Stump-form Planter,
SON/TAUNTON, MASS” on base, (chips, cracks), ht. 6 7/8, 6 5/8 in., F.B. Norton & Co., Worcester, Massachusetts, mid to late 19th century,
respectively. molded with vines, cut branches, and bird’s nest on the exterior, with
$300-500 large central and four smaller openings, impressed “F.B. NORTON
WORCESTER MASS.” on base, (imperfections), ht. 14 1/2 in.
$400-600

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Stoneware Pottery Tree Stump-form Planter, Bangor Stoneware Federal Paint-decorated One-drawer Stand, New England, early
Co., Bangor, Maine, late 19th century, molded earthenware one large 19th century, with rounded leaves and square tapering legs, the top
and four smaller openings, with molded blossoms and foliage about the with smoke decoration, the case and legs grain-painted, (paint wear),
base, the bottom impressed “BANGOR STONEWARE CO./BANGOR ht. 28 3/4, wd. 20, dp. 17 1/4 in.
MAINE,” (rim chips), ht. 14 1/2 in. $800-1,200
$400-600

671.
664. Wool Hooked Floral Upholstered Stool, America, c. 1860, oblong
Large Norton Rockingham Glazed Stoneware Tree Stump-form stool with wool hooked top of a maroon outlined blue flower on a pink
Planter, F.B. Norton & Co., Worcester, Massachusetts, mid to late field with variegated blue border, supported on four turned maple legs,
19th century, molded with vines, cut branches, and bird’s nest on the ht. 7 1/2, wd. 8 1/2, lg. 10 in.
exterior, with large central and five smaller openings, the vines with $400-600
blue-green glaze highlighting, impressed “F.B. NORTON WORCESTER
MASS.” on base, (imperfections), ht. 18 1/2 in.
$400-600 672.
Painted Federal Side Table, New England, early 19th century, with
scrub top and straight apron, ht. 30, wd. 33 1/2, dp. 17 in.
665. $700-900
Collection of Nine Woven Splint Baskets, late 19th/early 20th
century, a large white-painted rectangular storage basket with open
handholds, two rectangular baskets with upright handles, one green, 673.
the other mustard; a light blue-painted flower gathering basket with Federal Pine and Maple Tavern Table, New England, c. 1800, the
upright handle, a long rectangular basket painted creamy white, a rectangular breadboard top above a single drawer with chamfered front,
covered basket with wire-hinged lid and swing handles, painted brown; and square tapering legs, original surface, (imperfections), ht. 28, wd.
a green-painted round basket, a red-painted buttocks basket, and 34 1/2, dp. 24 in.
a deep tapered round basket with leather strap with natural surface, $1,000-1,500
(wear, losses), ht. to 15, wd. to 22 3/4, lg. to 40 in.
$600-800
674.
Paint-decorated Turned Wood Candlestand, probably Germany,
666. double-arm candlestand with tin candle cups adjusts on a threaded
Three Woven Splint Baskets, America, late 19th century, a deep shaft, on a turned round base with three ball feet, decorated with chip
round basket with two carved handles, a round over square basket carved leaves, painted with red, black, and green bands, (paint wear),
with upright handle, and a flower gathering basket with upright handle, ht. 31 1/2 in.
(minor breaks on lashing of two baskets), ht. 13, 12, 13 1/2 in., $300-500
respectively.
$300-500
675.
Small Brown-painted Pine Lift-top Desk on Frame, New England,
667. early 19th century, shaped gallery with beaded hinged lid opening to
Red-painted Hand-hewn Wooden Bowl, America, early 19th century, compartments, drawer below, on square tapering legs, brass pulls
round bowl with tapered sides, integrally carved handle pierced for probably replaced, old surface, ht. 39 3/4, wd. 25, dp. 18 in.
hanging, (imperfections), ht. 5 1/4, dia. 15 3/4 in. $400-600
$400-600

676.
668. American School, Early 20th Century
Nine Woodenware Household Items, America, 19th century, a hinged
wood and wire mesh egg carrier, a sieve with an 1878 manufacturer’s Monumental Mountain Valley Farm Scene. Signed and dated
patent label: “A.S. Clough Manufacturer/Meredith Village, New “Glenn Hale 1924” l.r., the painting found in an attic over forty years
Hampshire,” five assorted butter paddles, a strainer or whisk with ago in Hillsdale County Michigan. Oil on canvas, the scene depicting
wirework bowl and turned maple handle, and a “Bloods Improved an early 20th century family farm with figures going about their chores,
Sifter” with original label affixed to the side, ht. to 12, dia. to 29 in. a farmhouse and outbuildings, horses, several Holstein cows in the
$400-600 large pasture, and a flock of chickens, with crops in the fields, and
grain and haystacks drying before a hilly and mountainous landscape;
in the foreground a Model A Ford passes by the farm, foreshadowing
669. the mechanization of the family farm; approx. 42 x 72 in., in a period
Food Chopper, early 19th century, the carved handle with pyrographic molded wood frame. Condition: Stable craquelure, two cows in the
dot and “V”-shaped decoration, wrought steel tang joining the blade, lg. barnyard were painted over, probably by the artist, minor paint losses.
9 1/2 in. $10,000-15,000
$300-500

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677. 680.
American School, 19th Century Shirred Wool Floral Hooked Rug, America, late 19th/early 20th
century, rectangular rug centered with an oval hooked with an
Landscape with Chickens and Ducks. Signed “Mrs. E.B. Duffey” assortment of multicolored flower blossoms and leaves on a beige
l.l. Oil on canvas applied to composition board, oval painting 8 1/2 x ground, bordered with scrolled foliage and brown stripes, (toning, edge
10 1/4 in., in an ornate gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Repaired tear at losses), 41 1/2 x 62 in.
center with associated retouch. $200-400
$800-1,200

678. 681.
British School, 19th Century Wool and Cotton Folk Art Pictorial Hooked Rug, America, 20th
century, rectangular rug with four quadrants depicting a pig, rooster,
Barnyard Scene with a Gentleman Farmer and Cattle. Signed and house, and a cat with variegated colored background, mounted on a
dated “J. Loder Pinx Bath 1859” l.l. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 1/2 in., in a wood frame, 33 1/2 x 39 1/2 in.
molded bird’s-eye maple frame. Condition: Relined, minor craquelure, $400-600
minor scattered retouch.
$800-1,200

682.
679. Wool and Cotton Figural Hooked Rug with Cat, America, early 20th
Red and Green Appliquéd Cotton “Christmas Quilt,” America, late century, rectangular rug centered with a seated calico cat on a blue
19th/early 20th century, composed of sixteen squares each appliquéd ground, surrounded by red and white roses and vines with tan and gray
with four red blossoms on green circles with eight green leaf and berry striped borders, mounted on a wood frame, (minor toning), 24 1/2 x 40
motifs on a white ground, with white cotton backing, quilted with outline 1/2 in.
and parallel line stitches, (minor toning and scattered small stains), 68 $400-600
x 68 in.
$400-600

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689

683. 684.
Grenfell Pictorial Hooked Mat with Polar Bears and Puffin, Hudsonian-type Pictorial Hooked Rug, America, early 20th century,
Newfoundland and Labrador, early 20th century, rectangular mat rectangular rug hooked with wool yarns depicting a woman ringing a
composed of silk, cotton, and rayon jersey strips, depicting two dinner bell with several figures in the background and the quote “This
polar bears on an iceberg, a flying puffin, and background water and Motley Crew You Guessed It! Are My Husband’s Kin/No Matter What
mountainous terrain, shaded brown and black border, (some staining), I Dish Them Out/They’re Ready to Eat Again,” on an oatmeal-colored
18 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. ground with black border, (minor stains), 37 x 62 in.
$400-600 $600-800

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690

685. 688.
Two Persian Rug Inspired Hooked Rugs, America, early to mid-20th Large Red-painted Molded Copper Cow Weather Vane, America,
century, rectangular rugs hooked with strips of wool fabrics hooked late 19th/early 20th century, full-body figure with cast zinc ears,
with geometric designs, one with central lozenge-shape gul with mounted on a copper rod, no stand, (repaired bullet holes, loss to one
striped borders in shades of gray, green, and cerise, one with central horn and portion of one ear, seam separations), ht. 23 1/2, lg. 23 in.
concentric diamond design with Greek key border in shades of blue, $800-1,200
red, and tan, (edge losses), 33 1/2 x 47, 38 1/2 x 52 in.
$300-500

689.
686. Molded Sheet Copper Ewe Weather Vane, America, late 19th/early
Floral and Geometric Hooked Rug, America, early 20th century, 20th century, flattened full-body figure mounted on a copper rod, no
rectangular rug centered with a spray of red blossoms and buds stand, original weathered verdigris surface ht. 21, lg. 25 in.
against a black ground, enclosed in a border of multicolored zigzag $1,000-1,500
lines, mounted on a wood frame, 31 x 40 in.
$300-500

690.
687. Silver-painted Sheet Iron Cow Weather Vane, late 19th/early 20th
Painted Sheet Copper Rooster Weather Vane, America, late 19th century, molded, flattened full-body figure with cast iron horns, sheet
century, flattened full-body figure with embossed sheet copper tail, iron tail and udder, with stand, (one horn loose, dents, solder repaired
mounted on a copper rod, weathered gold painted surface with bullet holes), overall ht. 22 1/4, lg. 37 1/2 in.
verdigris, no stand, (seam separations and dents), overall ht. 23 3/4, lg. $3,000-5,000
22 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500

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693

695

694

691. 693.
Molded and Gilt Copper Leaping Stag Weather Vane, America, late Painted Sheet Copper Rooster Weather Vane, America, 19th
19th/early 20th century, full-body figure mounted on a black-painted century, flattened full-body figure with applied comb and molded tail,
over gilt copper rod, gilt and verdigris surface, no stand, (minor dents, weathered green paint over earlier layers, with stand, (split on tail, bullet
seam separation, tail and bottom of one hoof loose), ht. 26, lg. 29 in. holes and dents), overall ht. 20, lg. 21 3/4 in.
$2,500-3,500 $2,500-3,500

692. 694.
J. Howard Gilt Zinc and Copper Rooster Weather Vane, West Cast Iron Model E Long-Stem Hummer Rooster Windmill Weight,
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, c. 1854-67, cast zinc flattened full-body manufactured by the Elgin Wind Power and Pump Company, Elgin,
vane, with corrugated sheet copper tail, cast copper feet, supported Illinois, early 20th century, “HUMMMER” in raised lettering on the tail
on an iron bar, weathered gilt surface, with stand, overall ht. 31, lg. 25 and numbered “E184,” no stand, 13 1/4 x 9 3/4 in., wt. 9 1/2 lbs.
3/4 in.
Literature: For a similar example, see Windmill Weights, by Milt
Literature: A similar vane by J. Howard is illustrated in A Gallery of Simpson, Johnson and Simpson, New Jersey, 1985, p. 51.
American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, by Robert Bishop and Patricia $200-400
Coblentz, Crown Publishers, 1981, p. 34.
$10,000-15,000

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695. 697.
Cat Iron “Barnacle Eye” Rooster Windmill Weight, manufactured by Anglo/American School, Early 20th Century
the Elgin Wind Power and Pump Company, Elgin, Illinois, c. 1880, from
a family farm in Lincoln, Nebraska, mounted on a metal stand, overall Portrait of the Smooth Fox Terrier “Albany Warrant Winner of
ht. 19, lg. 18 in., wt. 55 lbs. Several First Prizes.” Signed and dated “--Stevenson 1900” l.l., titled
l.c. Oil on canvas, 16 1/2 x 20 in., in a molded and carved giltwood
Literature: For a similar example, see Windmill Weights, by Milt frame. Condition: Relined, cleaned, minor scattered retouch.
Simpson, Johnson and Simpson, New Jersey, 1985, p. 56. $800-1,200
$1,500-2,500

698.
696. Mustard Yellow-painted Maple Glazed Two-part Step-back
American School, 19th Century Cupboard, Pennsylvania, c. 1830-40, upper section with hinged doors
opens to a three-shelf interior with plate grooves, above projecting
Portrait of a Spaniel in a Meadow. Unsigned. Oil on artist board, 12 lower section with two shelves, ht. 81, wd. 49, dp. 20 in.
x 9 1/4 in., framed. Condition: Minor retouch. $2,500-3,500
$400-600

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699.
Grain-painted Pine Tall Case Clock, Riley Whiting, Winchester,
Connecticut, c. 1825-35, with wooden weight-driven pull-up movement,
old surface, ht. 82 1/2 in.
$1,000-1,500

700.
Paint-decorated Pine Tall Case Clock, Seth Thomas, Plymouth,
Connecticut, c. 1825, with thirty-hour pull-up weight-driven movement,
old surface, ht. 86 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500

701.
Painted Wooden Clock Face, “S. HOADLEY PLYMOUTH,”
Connecticut, early 19th century, tombstone-shaped panel, the crest
with a diamond-shaped reserve painted with a scene with buildings and
trees, and flowers in the four corners, painted Arabic numerals, with gilt
borders, (cracks, paint losses, loss on l.r. corner), ht. 16 1/4, wd. 11
3/4 in.
$300-500
699

702.
Child’s Blue-painted Pine Six-board Chest, New England, 18th
century, the molded lift top opens to a well with till, the dovetail-
constructed box with applied molding to lower edge, old blue-gray paint
over earlier light blue, (imperfections), ht. 11 1/2, wd. 29, dp. 11 in.
$400-600

703.
Miniature Paint-decorated Chest over Two Drawers, New England,
early 19th century, the lift top opens to a well above two drawers on
cutout base, old red painted surface with black-painted borders, (top
replaced, imperfections), ht. 21 1/2, case wd. 20 1/2, dp. 9 in.
$800-1,200

704.
Diminutive Grain-painted Lift-top Two-drawer Box, America, 19th
century, shaped skirt, porcelain knobs, (minor paint loss and wear), ht.
10 3/4, wd. 15 5/8, dp. 9 7/8 in.
$200-300

705.
Gilt-stenciled and Polychrome-painted Wood Game Board, late
19th century, square panel checkerboard with applied molding, dark
green and red checkerboard bordered with Aesthetic Movement design
with vases of grain stalks, foliate guilloche, and with rectilinear design
corner blocks, (allover stable craquelure), 20 1/4 x 20 1/4 in.
$600-800

706.
Painted Game Board, America, late 19th century, square wood panel
with applied molding, checkered field with creamy white border on a
dark red ground, 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.
$400-600

707.
Painted Wood Checkerboard, America or Canada, late 19th/early
20th century, rectangular panel with applied molding, panted red
and green with 144 playing squares and reserves for game pieces,
(shrinkage crack), 31 1/2 x 18 1/4 in.
$300-500
716

708. 713.
Painted and Carved Game Board, possibly Canada, 19th century, Grain-painted Pine Child’s Slant-lid Desk, probably New England,
rectangular double-sided game board with applied molding, one side late 18th century, with compartmented interior and three thumbmolded
with checkerboard painted red and black, the reverse with wide maple drawers on bracket feet, later paint resembling rosewood, replaced
panel with incised mill game, (old repaint), 28 x 19 3/4 in. brass pulls, (imperfections), ht. 26 3/4, wd. 24 1/2, dp. 15 in.
$400-600 $800-1,200

709. 714.
Two Painted Wood Checkerboards, America, late 19th/early 20th Grain-painted Wood Frame, America, early 19th century, with inner
century, both with applied molding, both with incised checks painted aperture fitting 14 x 10 1/4 in.
black alternating with a natural wood finish, 17 x 19, 19 3/4 x 20 in. $200-300
$300-500

715.
710. Two Grain-painted Wood Frames, America, early 19th century, with
Black-painted Turned Tap Table, New England, first half 18th inner apertures fitting 14 1/4 x 10 1/8 and 27 x 21 in.
century, the rectangular top on splayed block-, vase-, and ring-turned $300-500
legs ending in turned pad feet, joined by box stretchers, 19th century
over earlier paint, (restoration), ht. 24 1/2, wd. 23, dp. 16 3/4 in.
$200-300 716.
Pair of Grain-painted Demilune Console Tables, probably New
England, first half 19th century, old surface painted to resemble
711. mahogany, ht. 28 1/2, wd. 40, dp. 20 1/2 in.
Paint-decorated Pine Lift-top Desk Box, New England, c. 1800, the $2,000-3,000
shaped gallery above a dovetail-constructed box with hinged lift top,
with applied base molding, original grain-painted surface in mustard and
umber, (minor imperfections), overall ht. 19, case wd. 35, dp. 27 in. 717.
$800-1,200 Grain-painted Pine Bureau, signed by H.O. Longer, dated 1866, with
two short drawers above four long drawers, on molded bracket base,
(very minor imperfections), ht. 40, case wd. 38, dp. 17 3/4 in.
712. $400-600
Maple Candlestand, New England, late 18th century, circular top on
a vase- and ring-turned support on a tripod cabriole leg base ending in
pad feet, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 25 3/4, dia. 17 1/2 in.
$300-500

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724

718. 723.
Smoke-decorated One-drawer Work Table, probably New England, Pine and Cherry Demilune Console Table, probably New England,
early 19th century, the rectangular top on four square tapering legs early 19th century, the overhanging top on chamfered tapering legs
joined by a straight skirt, brass pulls appear to be original, original joined by a straight skirt, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 36,
surface, (minor paint wear), ht. 28 3/4, wd. 20, dp. 17 1/2 in. dp. 16 in.
$400-600 $400-600

724.
719.
Hudson River School, 19th Century
Red-painted Pine Blanket Chest, possibly New Hampshire, early 19th
century, with molded lift-top opening to a well with till, and cutout ends,
Picnic and Frivolity by the River, c. 1840s. Unsigned. Oil on canvas,
old surface, ht. 26, case wd. 39 1/4, case dp. 17 in. 30 x 39 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Punctures
$300-500 l.r.
$1,200-1,800

720.
Grain-painted Six-board Chest on Turned Feet, probably 725.
Pennsylvania, c. 1830, the molded lift-top on a dovetail- Glazed Cherry Corner Cupboard, possibly Ohio, c. 1830, the doors
constructed box, original surface of burnt sienna and mustard paint, ht. opening to three shelves with plate grooves, ht. 86, wd. 53 1/2 in.
24, wd. 36, dp. 16 1/2 in. $800-1,200
$400-600
726.
Sewing Box and Shaker Sewing Items, Mount Lebanon, New York,
721.
Family of Shakers, late 19th century, possibly Shaker round lapped-
Grain-painted Six-board Chest, New England, late 18th century,
seam box with pine top and bottom and maple sides and swing handle,
with cutout ends and applied base molding, original surface of faux
lined with ivory silk, with four blue silk ribbons suspending a pincushion
mahogany graining, (paint wear), ht. 23 1/2, case wd. 39, dp. 18 in.
and strawberry emery in matching fabric, a felt needle holder, and
$300-500 needle wax, accompanied by a loose Shaker poplarware pincushion
and needle case, the pincushion with a printed paper label “North
Family of Shakers Mount Lebanon Col. Co. N.Y.”; also a heart-shaped
722. needle wax, a leather thumb mitten, small leather needle case, and a
Cherry Two-drawer Work Table, possibly Pennsylvania, c. 1830, with small glass perfume bottle, (small losses on joinery edges), ht. to top of
scratch-beaded drawers and vase- and ring-turned legs joined by a box 3 3/4, dia. 8 1/4 in.
vigorously scrolled frame, refinished, ht. 28, top wd. 19 3/4, top dp. 17
1/2 in. Note: A note and tintype picture of two little girls accompany the
$300-500 sewing case. The note is inscribed: “This belonged to my Great-
Grandmother Mary Irene Demarche Oakes. She was brought up by the
Shakers-left there by her father soon after the Civil War.”
$100-150

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727. 730.
Small Shaker Red-painted Oval Covered Box, America, late 19th Shaker Iron Hearth Tongs and Shovel, America, 19th century, with
century pine top and bottom and bent maple sides joined with three ball finials, black-painted sheet iron conforming wall mount, lg. 19 1/2,
“fingers” fastened with copper tacks, ht. 1 1/2, dia. 3 1/2 in. 21 3/4 in.
$800-1,200 $300-500

728. 731.
Shaker Covered Oval Sewing Box, America, late 19th/early 20th Carl Worner Diorama Whimsy Bottle of a “Meat Market,” America,
century, pine lid and bottom with bent maple sides and lid rim joined probably early 20th century, signed “Carl Worner/Hanan/a/Main”
with three lapped fingers, the interior lined with light blue padded silk in pencil on the reverse, carved and painted wood and paper, and
with four blue silk ribbons suspending a pincushion and strawberry foil, depicting a meat market with a sign above the counter reading
emery in matching fabric, a poplarware and felt needle holder, and “Choicest and best/Meat at the Lowest Prices,” with butchers and
needle wax cake, (varnished exterior, pincushion loose), ht. 3 1/2, dia. customer mounted in a glass bottle with glass stopper, ht. 11 1/2 in.
13 3/8 in. $1,500-2,500
$600-800

732.
729. Bird’s-eye Maple Crib, possibly New England, early 19th century,
Shaker Maple Red-painted Tilter Chair, probably New Lebanon, New with four chamfered tapering posts joining the rails with spindles, old
York, c. 1840, with through-pinned top slat, old surface, (lacks taped surface, ht. 25 3/4, wd. 21 1/2, lg. 49 1/2 in.
seat), ht. 40, seat ht. 16 in. $1,500-2,500
$400-600

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726

731 732

733. 735.
Federal Tiger Maple and Ash Candlestand, New England, early 19th Thirty-five Assorted Reference Books on Style, Architecture,
century, the rectangular top on a thin urn-turned post with shaped legs Furniture, Antiques, and Nine Magazines, all soft-cover, some
ending in spade feet, ht. 28 1/4, wd. 16, dp. 14 in. exhibition and museum catalogs, titles include: Plain and Fancy:
$400-600 New England Painted Furniture; The Woodworkers of Windsor;
The Cadwalader Family: Art and Style of Philadelphia; The Book of
Handwoven Coverlets; Eighteenth-Century Clothing at Williamsburg;
734. Architecture Boston; The Boston Society of Architects; The Wrought
Federal Birch Tilt-top Candlestand, New England, early 19th century, Covenant; and The Dating of Old Houses; five issues of The Magazine
the oval top tilts on an urn-turned post, and tripod base of shaped legs, Antiques, consecutive issues from September through December of
refinished, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/4, wd. 15, dp. 23 in. 1975, and September 1985; two issues of Life and one issue of Look
$400-600 magazine in memoriam of President John F. Kennedy.
$300-600

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737

736. 737.
Pierced Copper and Iron Banner Weather Vane, America, late 19th Painted Mixed-metal Bicycler Whirligig, America, late 19th/early 20th
century, with iron spiral above geometric pierced sheet copper banner, century, polychrome-painted articulated cast zinc figure pedals with the
supported on a iron rod roof mount ornamented with scrolls, the help of a galvanized steel and sheet iron propeller and gear mechanism,
banner with verdigris surface, (losses), overall ht. 88, lg. 51 in. and large rectangular polychrome-painted sheet iron tail, no stand,
$800-1,200 (paint loss, some rusty surfaces), ht. 24, lg. 48 in.
$3,000-5,000

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743 746

738. 742.
Carved and Painted Penguin Figure, America, probably early 20th No lot.
century, the figure with applied tack eyes, mounted on carved wood
rockery, (repair to one wing, minor paint wear), ht. 9 1/2 in.
$300-500 743.
Flint Enamel Glazed Pottery Recumbent Cow Spill Vase, Lyman,
Fenton & Co., Bennington, Vermont, 1848-58, with applied “coleslaw”
739. foliage on shaped base, the underside with partial large circular
Hollow-body Canada Goose Decoy, attributed to Eugene Birdsall, impressed 1849 mark, ht. 7 1/2, dia. 10 1/4 in.
Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, c. 1890, two-piece hollow body, lead pad
weight impressed with monogram “ECH” and inscribed “Hunting rig of Literature: Illustrated in “Fancy Rockingham” Pottery: The Modeller and
Ezra Hammus” and “Eugene Birdsall c. 1890,” (thin crack around neck, Ceramics in Nineteenth-Century America, by Diana Stradling, University
old repaint, paint losses), ht. 10, lg. 23 1/2 in. of Richmond Museums, 2005, p. 61.
$800-1,200 $10,000-15,000

740.
Painted Wood and Canvas Canada Goose Decoy, 20th century, 744.
carved and painted head and tail with canvas over frame body Rockingham Glazed Pottery Hunt Pitcher, modeled by Daniel
construction, (paint wear), ht. 12 1/4, lg. 29 1/2 in. Greatbatch, Bennington, Vermont, c. 1848-49, molded with grapevines
$800-1,200 around the neck and shoulder over hunting scene with dogs, stags,
and boars, large lily of the valley to the right of the branch-form handle,
(repaired), ht. 12 in.
741. $200-300
Carved Coiled Wooden Snake Figure, probably, America, late 19th
century, dark brown surface, 14 x 6 in.
$400-600

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748.
Rockingham Glazed Stag and Boar Hunt Hound-handled Pitcher,
modeled by Daniel Greatbatch, Bennington, Vermont, c. 1848-49,
molded with grapevines around the neck and shoulder over hunting
scene with dogs, stags, and boars, large lily of the valley to the right of
the chain-collared hound handle, ht. 12 in.

Literature: A similar pitcher is illustrated and discussed in the exhibition


catalog “Fancy Rockingham” Pottery: The Modeller and Ceramics in
Nineteenth-Century America, by Diana Stradling, University of Richmond
Museums, 2005, pp. 14-15.
$400-600

749.
Rockingham Glazed “Distin Family Band” Pottery Watercooler,
attributed to E. & W. Bennett, Baltimore, modeled by Charles Coxon,
1850, eight-sided vessel with molded columns flanking figures with
instruments on a masonry foundation, the bottom inscribed 1850 and
with ball-shaped indentations for mounting on a stand, (chips, cracks),
ht. 16, dia. 13 in.

Literature: “Fancy Rockingham” Pottery: The Modeller and Ceramics in


Nineteenth-Century America, by Diana Stradling, University of Richmond
745. Museums, 2005, pp. 78-79. Stradling writes, “only two ‘Distin Family
Rockingham Glazed Pottery Lassie Figure, William H. Farrar, Band’ water urns are known to exist and both are incised with the year
Geddes, New York, after 1857, molded form of a Scottish lassie 1850 on the bottom.” The other is reportedly at the Maryland Historical
wearing a feathered tam holding a book with a lamb beside her, the Society.
back of the base inscribed “W.H.F./Geddes/NY,” (minor chip), ht. 9 1/4
in. Note: John Distin and his four sons were a group of traveling British
$1,500-2,500 musicians who helped foster a market for manufactured brass
instruments and published music.
$2,500-3,500
746.
Bennington Pottery “Cavalier” Flint Enamel Tobacco Jar, attributed
to Lyman, Fenton & Co., Bennington, Vermont, 1848-58, the jar with 750.
lift-off cover, unmarked, (imperfections), ht. 10 1/2 in. Large Rockingham Glazed Pottery Toby Jug, America, mid-19th
century, with molded bearded mask on scrolled handle, unmarked, ht.
Provenance: Ex Ted Johnson collection.
13 1/2 in.
$3,000-5,000
$600-800

747.
Molded Rockingham Glazed Pottery Stag Hunt and Advertising 751.
Pitcher, America, possibly Coxen & Co., South Amboy, New Jersey, c. Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Diamond Pattern Pitcher,
1887, molded with a hunt scene with stag, hounds, and two riders on Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, (minor hairlines), unmarked, ht. 8 3/8 in.
horseback, with interior molded frog figure, molded branch-form handle, $600-800
the front with raised letter advertisement for “C.W. MEAD CHICOPEE
MASS 1887,” blue underglaze highlights, ht. 9 1/2 in.
$2,500-3,500

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748

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752
754

751
753

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752. 756.
Rockingham Glazed Toby on Barrel Bottle, Lyman, Fenton & Co., Two Rockingham Glazed Pottery Paperweights, America, mid-19th
Bennington, Vermont, 1848-58, with large circular faintly impressed century, a spaniel figure on a rectangular base by Lyman, Fenton &
1849 mark, (repaired lip and base edge), ht. 10 3/4 in. Co., 1848-58, Bennington, Vermont, with large circular impressed 1849
mark; the other boot-form on a rectangular base, unmarked, (crack on
Provenance: Formerly in The New York Historical Society collection, toe), ht. 2 1/2, 4 1/8, dia. 4 3/8, 4 5/8 in.
sold at Sotheby’s in 1999, with auction label on bottom. $200-250
$1,000-1,500

757.
753. Rockingham Glazed Pottery Pitcher, Sidney Risely, Norwich,
Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Pitcher, Lyman, Fenton Connecticut, c. 1850, the sides molded with eight panels with molded
& Co., Bennington, Vermont, 1848-58, eight-panel vessel with large leaf motifs, mottled brown glaze with lava-like drips of white, impressed
circular impressed 1849 mark, (minor glaze flakes on rim), ht. 7 1/8 in. “S RISLEY NORWICH 3” on base, ht. 5 3/8 in.
$600-800 $800-1,200

758.
754.
Bennington Pottery “General Stark” Toby Pitcher, Attributed
Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Pitcher, Lyman, Fenton &
to Fenton, Lyman & Co., Bennington, Vermont, mid-19th century,
Co., Bennington, Vermont, 1848-58, tall eight-panel vessel with large
Rockingham glazed vessel, (minor rim chips), ht. 6 1/8 in.
circular impressed 1849 mark, ht. 12 1/2 in. $600-800
$800-1,200

759.
755. Rockingham Glazed Sheep-form Inkwell/Pen Holder, America, 19th
Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Book Flask, Bennington, Vermont, century, molded reclining sheep figure on an oval base, (chips), ht. 3,
1849-58, the title “PARTED SPIRITS” impressed on spine, ht. 5 5/8 in. dia. 4 1/4 in.
$400-600 $300-500

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760. 765.
Flint Enamel Glazed Pottery Flask with Tavern Scene, Bennington, Three-piece American Pottery Co. “Daisy” Pattern Tea Set, Jersey
Vermont, 19th century, flattened oval form with molded scene of a City, New Jersey, early 19th century, white body pottery with clear
fruiting vine surrounding two gentlemen seated at a tavern table, (lip glaze on octagonal paneled pieces with molded daisy pattern in relief,
chip), ht. 6 1/4 in. comprising a covered teapot, covered sugar bowl, and open creamer,
$200-250 the bottoms of the sugar bowl and teapot with impressed circular mark
“American Pottery Co. Jersey City NJ,” ht. 3 1/4-4 3/4 in.
$2,500-3,500
761.
Pair of Parian Porcelain Poodle Figures, Bennington, Vermont, 1850-
58, right- and left-facing figures, each figure carrying a basket of fruit in 766.
his mouth, (repairs), ht. 8 1/2 in. Parian Ware Syrup Pitcher, U.S. Pottery Company, 1847-58,
$5,000-7,000 Bennington, Vermont, clear-glazed paneled pitcher, ornamented with
molded grape leaves and grape clusters and lily of the valley, mask
spout, ht. 4 1/4 in.
762.
Provenance: Ex George S. McKearin collection, with paper collection
Small White Porcelain Toby Jug, attributed to Bennington Pottery,
label on base.
Bennington, Vermont, mid-19th century, (repaired handle), ht. 3 3/8 in.
Note: Fragments of this model pitcher were found on a dig at the site
Provenance: Ex George S. McKearin collection, with paper label to of the former U.S. Pottery Co. in Bennington, Vermont.
interior and on base. $400-600
$300-500

767.
763. Parian Ware “Waterfall” Pattern Pitcher, United States Pottery
Parian Ware Figure of “Young Columbus,” by Henry F. Libby Company, Bennington, Vermont, smear glaze on eight-panel white
(1850–1933), Boston, late 19th century, modeled seated on a stump porcelain body molded with raised waterfall design with branch-form
with book in hand, with free-moving ring on stump, impressed title on handle, the bottom with shaped cartouche with impressed “UNITED
front of square base, the back impressed “Copyright Applied for/H.F. STATES POTTERY CO/BENNINGTON VT.,” (crack), ht. 8 3/8 in.
Libby/J. McD+S, Boston,” ht. 12 in. $600-800
$400-600

768.
764. Majolica Pottery Clock, attributed to D.F. Haynes Chesapeake Pottery
Scroddled Ware Pottery Book Flask, possibly Bennington, Vermont, Co., or Haynes, Bennett & Co., Baltimore, Maryland, late 19th century,
mid-19th century, with slightly marbled white glaze, (minor chips and dark green glazed majolica round clock case on a rectangular plinth
spots of glaze wear), ht. 5 1/2 in. ornamented with leaf devices and lion masks and with molded oak
$150-200 leaves, acorns, flower blossoms, and beading in relief, white-glazed
ceramic clock face with gilt highlights, ht. 12, wd. 10 3/4, dp. 4 1/4 in.
$700-1,000

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766

763 765 767

768 769 770

769. 771.
Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Basin, Lyman, Fenton & Sewer Tile Lion Figure, America, 19th century, standing figure with
Co., Bennington, Vermont, 1848-58, twelve-sided basin with reeded brown luster glaze, ht. 6 3/4, lg. 10 in.
rim, large circular impressed 1849 mark on base, (minor glaze flakes on $100-150
rim), ht. 4 1/4, dia. 13 1/2 in.
$800-1,200
772.
Four Hand-painted Union Porcelain Serving Dishes, Greenpoint,
770. New York, late 19th century, hard-paste porcelain comprising two oval
Albion Ware Pottery Pillow Vase with Figure on Horseback, covered dishes, a covered oval footed soup tureen, and a compote, the
decorated by Kate Dewitt Berg, Edwin Bennett Pottery Co., Baltimore, covered dishes with gilt pinecone knops, and bison head handles, all
Maryland, 1896, flattened heart-shaped vessel with colored slip decorated with hand-painted flowers, birds, and butterflies continuing to
decoration, one side depicting a landscape with cloaked figure riding on body from puce and gilt rim bands, ht. 6-10 1/2, dia. 9 1/2-14 in.
a horse, the reverse depicting a barren rocky coast, on a shaded green $1,200-1,500
ground, (minor base chip), the base with incised pottery mark, date,
and artist’s initials, ht. 8 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500

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773. 778.
Bennington Porcelain “Wild Rose” Pattern Pitcher, Bennington, Risley Pottery Rockingham-glazed Corn Pitcher, Sidney Risely,
Vermont, 1853-58, clear glaze over eight-panel molded vessel with Norwich, Connecticut, c. 1850, the body and handle molded with stalks
allover rose vine design in relief, ht. 10 1/8 in. of corn, (imperfections), ht. 9 3/8 in.
$400-600
Literature: A similar pitcher by Risley pottery is pictured in Early New
England Potters and Their Wares, by Lura Woodside Watkins, Archon
774. Books, 1968, plate 120.
Risley Pottery Pitcher, Sidney Risely, Norwich, Connecticut, c. 1850, $100-150
the body decorated with molded flower sprigs and grape clusters,
lustrous Albany slip glaze, impressed “S. RISLEY NORWICH” on base,
(minor rim line), ht. 5 1/2 in.
779.
Literature: A pitcher with similar molded decoration by Risley pottery Rockingham Glazed Pottery Teapot, probably America, mid to late
is pictured in Early New England Potters and Their Wares, by Lura 19th century, molded with scrolled foliage on cover and eight-panel
Woodside Watkins, Archon Books, 1968, plate 120. body, unmarked, (minor cover chip), ht. 6 1/2 in.
$200-300 $150-250

775.
Rockingham Glazed Shell-decorated Spittoon, probably America, 780.
mid to late 19th century, twelve-panel round spittoon with molded fan- Two Small Rockingham Glazed Pottery Flowerpots, Bennington,
shaped shells around the shoulder, ht. 3 1/2, dia. 8 in. Vermont, late 19th century, one commemorating the Bennington
$300-500 Centennial, impressed “BENNINGTON AUGUST 16, 1877
CENTENNIAL” on side, (base chip); the other with molded cattails
around the side, ht. 3, 4 1/4 in.
776. $200-250
Bennington Pottery Rockingham Glazed Pitcher, Norton & Fenton,
Bennington, Vermont, 1845-47, six-sided vessel with molded medallion
and swags about the neck and body, early dark luster Rockingham
glaze, (imperfections), ht. 6 3/4 in. 781.
$300-500 Four Rockingham Glazed Pottery Items, America, mid-19th century,
a Toby jug with molded grapevine pattern on handle, two small
pitchers, one with eight-lobes with reeded handle, one eight-panel with
777. molded scallop and foliate decoration, a small milk pan shaped dish,
Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Teapot, Bennington, Vermont, mid- (minor chips), ht. 1 3/4-6 1/2 in.
19th century, ribbed cover and body with molded leaves around the $300-500
neck, unmarked, (chipped spout, crack and chip to lid), ht. 7 1/4 in.
$300-500

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782. 790.
Edmands & Co. Albany Glazed Pottery Covered Cookie Jar, Griffin-decorated Bennington Pottery Pitcher, attributed to William
Edward T. and Thomas R. Edmands, Charlestown, Massachusetts, Farrar, 19th century, Rockingham glazed molded pitcher with relief
1852-68, molded cylindrical form with narrow paneled sides, molded decoration, the rim with flower blossoms and leaves, the body with two
rope ring handles, the base impressed “EDMANDS & CO.,” (rim chips panels with griffins flanking a torch, (chips, hairline), ht. 8 1/4 in.
on cover), ht. 6 3/4 in. $100-150
$300-500

791.
783. Pewter-mounted Rockingham Glazed Pottery Teapot, T. Smith, Jr.,
Daniel O’Connell Rockingham Glazed Pottery Pitcher, made by possibly Norwalk, Connecticut, c. 1870, ribbed squat body with applied
Ralph Ragnall Beech, Philadelphia, c. 1850, molded face jug in the pewter reeded spout, the cover with acorn finial, foliate embellished
likeness of Daniel O’Connell, an Irish political leader in the first half of handle, indistinctly impressed “T. SMITH JR./PAT. O[ctober 18]70,” ht.
the 19th century, (minor imperfections), ht. 7 in. 6 3/4 in.
$300-500
Provenance: Ex collection Edwin Atlee Barber, curator of ceramics
at the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, and who
became its director in 1907. 792.
$400-600 Parian Ware Bust of Oliver Wendell Holmes, possibly Boston, mid
to late 19th century, molded bust on a square plinth, the sides of the
plinth with impressed marks “Sidney Morse Sculp’t/ Published by J.
784. McD & S. Boston,” the back of the plinth with printed Holmes quote:
Molded Rockingham Glazed Pottery Pitcher with Griffins and “For him in vain the envious seasons roll/Who bears eternal summer in
Monument, George Whitefield Farrar, Fairfax, Vermont, c. 1850, his soul,” ht. 10 in.
molded with blossoms around the neck over a pair of griffins flanking $300-500
an obelisk, possibly the Revolutionary War monument at Bennington,
Vermont, impressed “FARRAR’S POTTERY FAIRFAX VT” on the
shoulder, (chips, hairline), ht. 8 7/8 in. 793.
$400-600 Pottery Potato-form Flask, America, 19th century, molded flask with
mottled matte brown glaze, ht. 7 1/4 in.
$150-200
785.
Molded Rockingham Glazed Pottery Pitcher with Griffins and
Monument, attributed to George Whitefield Farrar, Fairfax, Vermont, c. 794.
1850, molded with blossoms around the neck, the sides with pairs of Parian Ware Syrup Pitcher, United States Pottery Company,
griffins flanking an obelisk, possibly the Revolutionary War monument at Bennington, Vermont, c. 1853, molded with a vertical scrolled foliate
Bennington, Vermont, (repaired), ht. 9 1/8 in. pattern in relief on a stippled ground, the bottom with raised ribbon
$300-500 mark with the initials “U.S.P.,” ht. 5 1/2 in.
$100-150

786.
Rockingham Glazed Pottery Teapot, probably America, mid to 795.
late 19th century, molded with scrolled foliage on cover and body, Small Parian Ware Pitcher, Fenton’s Works, Bennington, Vermont,
unmarked, (hairline around base), ht. 8 in. prior to 1853, smear glaze on eight-panel white porcelain body
$250-350 molded with raised “Paneled Vine and Flower” pattern, raised square
impressed with the words “Fenton’s Works;/Bennington,/Vermont.,”
(body and handle cracked), ht. 5 in.
787. $100-150
Rockingham Glazed Pottery Pitcher, model attributed to Daniel
Greatbatch, Bennington, Vermont, c. 1848-49, six-panel pitcher with
shaped reserves depicting floral sprays in relief, scrolled foliate handle, 796.
(minor glaze wear on panel edges), ht. 9 1/2 in. Rockingham Glazed Pottery Clenched Fist Flask, mid-19th century,
$300-500 early dark luster glaze, (imperfections), ht. 5 in.
$100-150

788.
Hampshire Pottery Chocolate Pot, New Hampshire, c. 1870s, 797.
elongated four-lobe oval form with two panels ornamented with Bennington Pottery Rockingham Glazed Pitcher, Norton & Fenton,
Japanese-inspired flowers and birds in enamel and gilt, circular red Bennington, Vermont, 1845-47, six-sided vessel with molded roses
maker’s mark, (minor spout hairline and gilt wear), ht. 9 1/2 in. and grape clusters around the neck and floral and foliate scrolls on the
$200-250 body, early dark luster Rockingham glaze, the base with impressed
circular mark “NORTON & FENTON BENNINGTON VT,” (imperfections),
ht. 10 1/4 in.
789.
Molded Albany Slip Glazed Pottery Pitcher with Griffins, attributed Literature: A similar example is pictured in Bennington Pottery and
to George Whitefield Farrar, Fairfax, Vermont, c. 1850, molded with Porcelain, by Richard Carter Barret, Bonanza Books, 1958, p. 25.
blossoms around the neck over a pair of griffins flanking an obelisk, $400-600
possibly the Revolutionary War monument at Bennington, Vermont,
(repairs), ht. 9 1/8 in.
$200-300

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798. 800.
Twenty-star American Flag, 1819, hand-sewn wool gauze with Polychrome-painted Centennial Banner Depicting the State Seal
homespun cotton stars appliquéd to one side, cut out and overcast on of Illinois, 1876, the seal and American flag painted on canvas with
the reverse, folded linen heading or sleeve with overcast stitched eyes, gilt highlights, suspended from a painted wood rod with acorn finials,
(scattered fabric loss, patch repairs, toning, stains), approx. 70 x 115 in. (scattered paint loss), overall lg. 62, wd. 45 in.
$400-600
Note: A twenty-star American flag commemorates the admission of the
states of Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, and Mississippi to the
Union in 1818. It was only in use for a year as Illinois was admitted a 801.
year later. Polychrome-painted Centennial Banner Depicting the State Seal
$2,500-3,500 of Pennsylvania, 1876, the seal and American flag painted on canvas
with gilt highlights, suspended from a painted wood rod with acorn
finials, (scattered paint loss), overall lg. approx. 62, wd. 44 1/2 in.
799. $400-600
Polychrome-painted Centennial Banner Depicting the Seal of New
York City, 1876, the seal and American flag painted on canvas, with
gilt highlights, suspended from a painted wood rod with acorn finials, 802.
(scattered paint loss), overall ht. 62, wd. 45 in. Polychrome-painted Centennial Banner Depicting the State Seal
$400-600 of Delaware, 1876, the seal and American flag painted on canvas with
gilt highlights, suspended from a painted wood rod with acorn finials,
(scattered paint loss), overall lg. 62, wd. 45 in.
$400-600

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803. 806.
Polychrome-painted Centennial Banner Depicting the State Seal Painted Wood American Centennial Sign, reportedly from Bangor,
of Virginia, 1876, the seal and American flag painted on canvas with Maine, 1876, applied molding on top of arched panel, with black-
gilt highlights, suspended from a painted wood rod with acorn finials, painted lettering “CENTENNIAL 1776/1876” over a red and white
(scattered paint loss), overall lg. 62, wd. 45 in. painted five-point star, green borders, (weathered surface), ht. 14, wd.
$400-600 66 3/4 in.
$300-500

804.
Polychrome-painted Centennial Banner Depicting the State Seal 807.
of Louisiana, 1876, the seal and American flag painted on canvas with Two Patriotic Cotton Gauze Pageant Dresses, America, late 19th/
gilt highlights, suspended from a painted wood rod with acorn finials, early 20th century, one dress with red and white stripes, matching
(scattered paint loss, tear at top), overall lg. 62, wd. 44 in. pantaloons and a sash, with blue star spangles and gold metallic trim;
$400-600 the other dress with red, white, and blue stripes, with gathers at the
neckline, waist, and sleeves, (minor fading and toning, one skirt with
minor tear).
805. $600-800
Polychrome-painted Centennial Banner Depicting the State Seal of
Mississippi, 1876, the seal and American flag painted on canvas, with
gilt highlights, suspended from a painted wood rod with acorn finials, 808.
(minor paint loss, small tears at tips, few superfluous paint drips), overall Patriotic Wool Hooked Mat, America, 20th century, rectangular rug
ht. 61 1/2, wd. 44 in. centered with two American flags flanked by stars and red, white, and
$400-600 blue circles in the corners, on a variegated blue ground, 15 1/4 x 38
1/2 in.
$400-600

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811

809. 811.
Sand Picture in a Glass Bottle with Patriotic American Eagle and Gen. John B. Turchin (Russian/American, 1822-1901), After C.N.
Flag, Andrew Clemens, McGregor, Iowa, 1876, multicolored sand Cochin
arranged in a colorless glass bottle, one side of the bottle portraying
an American eagle in flight with an American flag, the reverse with Portrait Miniature of Benjamin Franklin. Signed and dated “[T]urchin
“1876” in a small reserve, both designs surrounded by assorted floral, 1859” l.l. Watercolor on ivory showing Franklin wearing his marten fur
geometric, and shaped multicolored borders, ht. 5 3/4 in. hat, 2 7/8 x 2 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition:
Small paint loss l.l.
Provenance: Purchased by the consignor’s great-grandfather,
Hermann Grote, a German who immigrated to Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Note: Two short newspaper biographies of Turchin and a paper label
1846. The bottle passed to the consignor in 1980. inscribed “Gen. Turchin made this copy of Franklin and gave it to Mr.
Lewis.” are affixed to the back.
Note: Andrew Clemens was born in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1857. At the $1,500-3,000
age of five he became deaf and mute after an illness, later earning his
livelihood by painstakingly arranging colored sand to make pictures in
glass bottles. The sand came from the naturally colored sandstone in
812.
the Pictured Rocks area of Iowa. He worked in McGregor, Iowa, and
Portrait Miniature of the Marquis de Lafayette, America, 19th
for a short time he made and exhibited his work at South Side Museum,
century, watercolor on paper, sight size 4 x 3 in., in a period molded
a dime museum in Chicago, Illinois. He died in 1894 at the age of 37.
$3,000-5,000 giltwood frame, (good, small paint loss u.l.).
$1,000-1,500

810.
Portrait Miniature of George Washington, America, late 19th/early 813.
20th century, unsigned, watercolor on ivory, he wears a blue military William Henry Harrison Snuff Box, c. 1840, round covered black
jacket with buff-colored collar, lining, and vest, and gold epaulets, in lacquered papier-mâché box with a transfer-image bust-length
an oval blue and white enameled brass pendant frame, all in a gilt portrait of Harrison with indistinct inscription “Harrison the Man of
embossed blue leather covered hinged case with easel support, (ivory ----” u.r., probably made for his campaign for the presidency in 1840,
plaque bowed), 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (craquelure, toning, repaired cracks to rim), dia. 3 3/8 in.
$300-500 $100-150

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814. 818.
Andrew Jackson Presentation Walking Stick, 1843, with engraved After Hugh Reinagle (American, 1788-1834)
gold-plated cap inscribed “Hermitage, May 1843,” and a small gold-
plated plaque on the hickory shaft engraved “Selected by Andrew Macdonough’s Victory on Lake Champlain..., c. 1816. “Engraved
Jackson for T. Hartley Crawford,” lg. 36 1/4 in. by B. Tanner,” on wove paper, depicting the naval battle at Lake
Champlain, New York, September 11, 1814, sheet size 22 1/4 x 29
Note: Thomas Hartley Crawford (November 14, 1786-January 27, 1/4 in., in a contemporary frame. Condition: Five repaired tears into
1863) was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty- image, edge and corner losses with archival repairs, minor toning and
second Congresses. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House light stains.
of Representatives in 1833 and 1834. President Andrew Jackson, $600-900
nicknamed “Old Hickory,” may have presented this stick on Crawford’s
visit to Jackson’s Nashville, Tennessee, home “The Hermitage,” in May
of 1843. 819.
$800-1,200 Facsimile of a Paul Revere Engraved Military Document, America,
late 19th century, a later print likely from the original copper-plate
impression of an engraving originally made by Paul Revere c. 1762,
815. which was executed for the British troops for persons to be enlisted
Revolutionary War Era Canteen, America, late 18th century, round as a Montross (a soldier next in rank below the artillery gunner) for
stave and wrought iron hoop constructed vessel, the initials “JF” carved his majesty’s North Battery at Boston; showing the buildings and
on stave near spout, with iron hanging loop, wd. 7 1/4, dia. 10 1/2 in. fortification of the North Battery, with the North end in the background,
$300-500 and is inscribed: “This may Certify all whom it may Concern; that
the Bearer hereof______is an Inlisted MONTROSs at his MAJEFTY`S
NORTH-BATTERY, in Boston, under my Command. Given under my
816. Hand this_____In the_____year of his Majefty`s reign”; also inscribed “P
Officer’s Traveling Desk Box, 19th century, mahogany and exotic Revere Sculp” c.r., (tear u.l.), sheet size 9 1/2 x 10 in., unframed.
wood veneered box with nickel-plated handles, hinged lid and front $200-300
opening to a writing surface and storage compartment, slotted letter
holder, three small drawers, ink and pen compartment fitted with glass
ink bottles, (minor imperfections), ht. 11 1/4, wd. 9 3/4, lg. 17 1/4 in. 820.
$1,200-1,500 Seven Small Engravings of American Scenes, early 19th century,
Nahant Hotel, by John Ritto Penninman, View of the Ruins of
Ticonderoga Forts on Lake Champlain, by H. Reinagle; The Woodlands
817. Near Philadelphia the Seat of Wm. Hamilton Esqr., by William
Edward Percy Moran (American, 1862-1935) Strickland after William Birch; A View of Fort McHenry, by Richard G.
Harrison; Com’e Macdonnoughs Farm-House, on Cumberland Bay,
Historical Scene of a Militiaman Leaving His Family. Signed l.r. Oil Lake Champlain, by H. Reinagle; Philadelphia: View on the Shores of
on canvas, 22 x 28 1/4 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Rhode Island, by C. Fraser; and Near Berthier on the St. Lawrence, by
Good, minor retouch. Alexander Robinson, with hand-coloring, (imperfections), sheet sizes
$1,200-1,800 ranging from 4 x 5 to 4 3/4 x 8 1/2 in., all unframed.
$100-150

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Cast Iron Fire Association of Philadelphia Fire Mark, c. 1860-70,
deep convex oval with “FA” over fire hydrant and hose issuing water in
relief, painted black over earlier gilt, (rust, two small losses), 10 3/4 x 7
1/2 in.
821 $300-500

824.
Kingsbury Toys Fire Station and Fire Pumper Truck in Original
Wood Box, Keene, New Hampshire, early 20th century, pressed steel
Automatic Fire Station, model no. 8823, embossed lettering “FIRE
STATION 8” above double doors, a wind-up mechanism on the roof
opens the doors and rings a bell, original red and green paint and
original wooden crate with impressed Kingsbury Toys label, together
with a pressed steel fire pumper truck with cast iron driver, rubber tires,
and two turned wooden elements, bell rings when vehicle is pushed,
original paint, (minor paint losses), station ht. 10, wd. 9, dp. 13 1/4, fire
truck ht. 6 1/8, lg. 9 3/4 in.
$1,200-1,500

825.
Polychrome-painted Cast Iron Mechanical “Tammany Bank,”
manufactured by J. & E. Stevens Co., Cromwell, Connecticut, c. 1873,
by placing a coin in the figure’s hand, the weight of the coin causes the
hand to lower and deposit the coin into his coat pocket, his head also
nods, with impressed “PAT’D DEC 23 1873” mark on back of chair,
(minor paint wear), ht. 5 3/4 in.
$300-500

826.
Cast Bronze Gamecock Garden Faucet Handle, 19th century,
painted black with bronze faucet, total ht. 17 3/4, lg. 7 in.
$100-150

827.
Painted Cast Iron Eagle and Eaglets Mechanical Bank,
manufactured by J. & E. Stevens Co., Cromwell, Connecticut, “P. Jan
23 1883,” by placing a coin in the eagle’s beak and depressing the
snake-form lever, the eagle leans forward to feed her eaglets depositing
the coin from her beak into the nest, with coin receptacle and raised
821.
maker’s mark on the base, (paint wear, lacking coin retrieval plug on
Paint-decorated Leather Fire Bucket, America, c. 1822, the bucket
base), ht. 6 1/4 in.
with leather handle, black-painted lettering “S. APPLEBY” in a red and $200-300
yellow banner over “E.F.C./1822” surrounded by scrolled foliage, on a
dark olive green ground with red-painted collar and band around the
base, ht. to top of collar 13 1/2 in. 828.
$2,000-2,500 Cast Iron Golfer Doorstop, America, early 20th century, the figure in a
swinging pose wearing a maroon jacket and light blue knickers, (paint
wear), ht. 9 3/4, wd. 6 7/8 in.
822. $100-150
Framed Engraved “Alert Eagle Fire Society” Member’s Notice and
Legend, D. Staniford, delineator, Boston, c. 1800, dated February 25,
1800, the engraved notice with hand-coloring requests the member 829.
to attend the “Alert Eagle Fire Society” meeting at Concert Hall, the Painted Cast Iron Sunbonnet Baby Doorstop, America, early 20th
inscriptions are embellished with symbolic figures, scene, and elements century, original paint, the figure wearing a red bonnet with white lace
all explained on a hand-inscribed “explanation of the device” written trim and blue bow, and a blue dress, raised “72” mark on back, (minor
on a paper affixed to the interior of the back panel, the central reserve paint losses), ht. 6 5/8, wd. 3 3/4, dp. 2 in.
for example depicts “A ship with the buildings on long wharf on fire; $200-400
in the back ground, Dorchester heights, and vesfels sailing down the
harbor...,” (toning, edge losses, staining), 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in., in original
molded giltwood frame. 830.
Polychrome Painted Cast Iron Pot of Tulips Doorstop, America, late
Note: See “Bag, Bucket, Bedkey and Screw Driver,” by Lawrence B. 19th/early 20th century, (paint losses), ht. 8 3/4, wd. 7 3/8 in.
Romaine, Volume: 47, Number: 167, Issue: Winter 1957, from Old-Time $300-500
New England Articles, Historic New England, which discusses the Fire
Society, instituted in Boston on March 5, 1799, to fight fires and protect
“the safety of the Citizens”; a copy of the article accompanies the 831.
notice. Cast Iron Reclining Cat Doorstop, America, early 20th century,
painted black and white with green eyes, (paint losses, repaint), ht. 5
$300-500
1/2, wd. 10 1/4, dp. 5 3/8 in.
$200-400

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826

827

825

834
832

828 833
830

829

831
837

832. 836.
Cast Iron Squirrel Doorstop, America, late 19th/early 20th century, Cast Iron Figural Andirons, America, late 19th/early 20th century, cast
cast as a squirrel seated on a log, with remains of old rubber bumpers in the form of a black man wearing a waistcoat with tails, squatting with
on back of base, ht. 11 1/2, wd. 9 3/4 in. hands on knees, the billet bar with raised maker’s mark “HARPER,”
$400-600 vestiges of paint remaining, (wear, paint loss), ht. 16 3/4, wd. 10, dp.
17 1/2 in.
$400-600
833.
Painted Cast Iron Penguin Doorstop, Taylor Cooke, America, c.
1930, signed on the back “No. 1 1930 Taylor Cook,” (minor paint 837.
losses), ht. 9 3/8, wd. 5 3/8 in. American School, 19th Century

Note: Given to its owner as thanks for saving a life in the 1938 flood of Portrait of the Steam Locomotive Toppan Robie of the Portland
and Rochester Railroad. Unsigned. Oil on panel, 10 1/2 x 17 3/4 in.,
the Connecticut River.
in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Small scratch on coal
$800-1,200
car c.l., surface grime, panel slightly bowed.

Literature: The Rise and Fall of the York & Cumberland Rail Road, an
834.
article by William C. Pierce, a photocopy of the article accompanies the
Polychrome-painted Cast Iron Lady with Basket of Flowers painting.
Doorstop, Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co., Meriden,
Connecticut, late 19th/early 20th century, she holds a basket of flowers Note: The Portland and Rochester Railroad was a portion of a
and a parasol and stands on a rectangular base with green and blue railroad line that linked the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, to the
diamond pattern, painted in soft pastel tones, raised “B & H/7796” city of Portland, Maine, via the New Hampshire cities of Nashua and
marks on the reverse, with rubber bumpers on back of lower base, ht. Rochester by merging several small railroads together. The York
11 1/4, wd. 7 in. and Cumberland line was reorganized as the Portland and Rochester
Railroad in 1867, with a connection to the Grand Trunk Railway in
Literature: For a similar example see Doorstops, by Jeanne Bertoia, Portland, and was completed to Rochester in 1871.
Schroeder Publishing, 1985, p. 30.
$600-800 The engine was named after Toppan Robie, a leading citizen and
benefactor of the town of Gorham, Maine, and the surrounding
countryside. He was born in 1782 in Candia, New Hampshire. At an
835. early age he became a store clerk, and later opened his own business
Black-painted Cast Iron Eagle Hitching Post, America, 19th century, in Gorham, Maine, T. & T. S. Robie, with his brother Thomas S., which
ht. 34 1/4 in. continued for sixty years, during which time Robie held nearly every
$400-600 office in town. He also was a Representative to the Massachusetts
Legislature for six terms before Maine became a state, and was in the
first two Legislatures of Maine.
$6,000-8,000

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840
845

841 842 843 844

838. 840.
Engraved Powder Horn, “WILLIAM FARWELL YE 1773,” having all- Brass, Steel, and Walnut Pistol-form Flintlock Tinder Lighter,
over incised decoration including an Indian figure, assorted birds, fish England, c. 1780, with scrolled brass mounts and trigger guard,
and animals, the sun, and an angel, undulating vines, and geometric simulated barrel can be opened for use, carved walnut grip, ht. 4 3/4,
bands; with faceted spout the and wavy edged plug end, the plug lg. 9 1/8 in.
painted green with pricked “W”, (chip on plug end), lg. 19 3/4, dia. 3 $400-600
1/4 in.
$1,500-2,500
841.
Engraved Brass and Steel and Walnut Pistol-form Flintlock Tinder
839. Lighter, “HIND/LEICESTER,” England, 18th century, with stylized flag,
American School, 19th Century maker, and city engraved on the side and top, brass stand, foliate
engraved steel trigger guard, walnut grip, ht. 3 7/8, lg. 5 1/2 in.
Portrait of a Young Military Officer. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 21 x $600-800
17 in., in a period grain-painted and giltwood frame, The back of the
stretcher with partial paper Boston trade label “Sold By Frost &
[A]dams.” Condition: Very good, cleaned and varnished. 842.
$400-600 Engraved Brass and Steel and Walnut Pocket Pistol-form Flintlock
Tinder Lighter, probably England, c. 1780, with foliate and oval reserve
engraved on the side, brass mounts, and sunburst engraved steel
trigger guard, walnut grip, ht. 3 7/8, lg. 5 1/8 in.
$600-800

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843. 851.
Brass, Steel, and Walnut Pistol-form Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Carved and Painted Wood Tramp Art Rattle, America, late 19th
England, c. 1780, with scrolled brass stand, candle holder, steel flint century, the rattle with notched slats with pointed tips fitted to form
holder, striker, and trigger guard, carved walnut grip, ht. 5 1/8, lg. 6 5/8 a cube, painted red, white, and blue, shaped maple handle, (minor
in. losses), lg. 10 in.
$600-800 $300-500

844. 852.
Steel Flintlock Tinder Lighter, probably England, 18th century, with Folk Carved Wood Staff with Snakes, America, late 19th/early 20th
candle socket and knob handle, ht. 3, lg. 7 3/8 in. century, knob finial on tapering slender shaft encircled by two relief-
$800-1,200 carved snakes, with stand, ht. 62 in.
$300-500

845.
853.
Steel Pistol-form Flintlock Tinder Lighter, probably England, 18th
Inlaid Mahogany Folk Art Dressing Mirror Stand, 19th century,
century, with candle socket and faceted knob foot, ht. 4 1/2, lg. 7 1/2
stylized rooftop framework with arched windows on cupola and
in.
spires, geometric inlay on swivel mirror frame molding, over a lift-top
$800-1,200 compartment with conforming inlay, (minor repair), ht. 25 1/2, wd. 16
1/4, dp. 7 1/2 in.
$300-500
846.
Civil War-era Sword and Scabbard, W.H. Horstmann & Sons,
New York, and Philadelphia, 1843-62, single-edged blade with 12-in. 854.
false edge, etched with a panoply of arms, eagle and shield, flags, Painted Mansard Roof Dollhouse, America, third quarter 19th
EPLURIBUS UNUM” on a banner, and “U.S.” interspersed with century, two story tin and wood constructed house with applied
scrolled floral and foliate designs, marked “W. H. Horstmann/& Sons/ molding, arched door and glazed windows with interior molding, the
Philadelphia,” the top of the blade is etched “IRON PROOF,” double exterior painted puce, interior painted gray with white trim, (minor
strand and twisted wire wrapped shagreen grip, the iron guard with imperfections), ht. 22 3/4, wd. 15 1/2, dp. 25 1/2 in.
pierced spreadwing eagle design, iron scabbard, blade lg. 32 1/2, $400-600
overall lg. 39 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500
855.
Small Carved Maple and Brass Puzzle Box, America or Continental,
847. early 19th century, fish-shaped box studded with brass tacks, dia. 3
Pair of Wrought Iron Shackles with Framed Document Supporting 1/4 in.
Use by Slave Owner, c. 1816, the ink on paper document inscribed $75-125
“The hiring of the slaves belonging to the Estate of Wm Blythe dec’d for
the year 1816/Sam hired to James Blythe for----$76/Hannah hired to
Ben Elloberly for ---35 (total ) $111,” and “The hiring the same for the 856.
year 1817/Sam hired to James Blythe for----$90/Hannah hired to Ben Flocked Papier-mâché French Bulldog Pull-toy, early 20th century,
Elloberly for ---37.50 (total ) $127.50 (signed) Joseph Barnett Adm.” nodding head with glass eyes, the chain leash pull opens hinged mouth
$600-800 and dog barks, fringed collar, rolls on wood casters, ht. 15, lg. 18 1/2
in.
$800-1,200
848.
Painted Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity Paddle, America, early 20th
857.
century, painted green white and black with black lettering, (paint wear), Painted Papier-mâché Mask of a Black Man’s Head Wearing a Top
lg. 30 in. Hat, late 19th/early 20th century, (losses, tears), ht. 16 in.
$400-600
Note: Zeta Beta Tau was founded in 1898 as the nation’s first Jewish
fraternity.
$300-500 858.
Early Small Sheet Iron Rooster Weather Vane, America, late 18th/
early 19th century, cutout figure joined with iron rivets, with stand, (old
849. losses), overall ht. 9 3/4, lg. 10 3/4 in.
Seven Carved and Painted Wooden Figures, late 19th/early 20th $300-500
century, carved softwood male and female heads on tapered post
bodies ending in a booted foot, weathered cream-colored and black
paint over earlier yellow and red paint, (losses), ht. 15 1/2-16 in. 859.
$400-600 Tabletop Kaleidoscope, C.C. Bush & Co., Providence, Rhode Island,
c. 1873, simulated black leather paper covering the paper composition
cylinder, the object chamber filled with bits of glass and beads, turned
850. with brass ship’s wheel-form mechanism with impressed maker’s
Castle-form Clock Case, America, 19th century, the central tower with marks, supported on a turned mahogany shaft and round base, (minor
crenellated top, round opening for clock, flanked by ropetwist columns, wear), ht. 13 1/2 in.
painted red and black with gilt accents, (minor imperfections), ht. 15, $400-600
wd. 22 1/2, dp. 5 1/2 in.
$600-800

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861

860. 863.
Zoetrope Optical Toy, 19th century, probably handmade, the Gilt-copper Prancing Horse Weather Vane, W.A. Snow Co., Boston,
wallpaper-covered pressed-paper drum rests on a round stepped Massachusetts, 1885-c. 1940, molded flattened full-figure horse,
wooden base, with fourteen early 20th century double-sided printed mounted on a copper rod, weathered gilding and yellow sizing over
animation strips in color and black and white, (imperfections), ht. 16 in. natural occurring dark brown patina with traces of verdigris, including
$300-500 stand, (bullet holes, seam separations), overall ht. 37 1/4, lg. 27 1/2 in.
$2,000-3,000

861.
Molded Copper Black Hawk Weather Vane, attributed to A.J. Harris
& Co., Boston, late 19th century, flattened molded sheet copper body, 864.
mane, and tail, mounted on a copper rod, original verdigris surface with Diminutive Cast Zinc and Molded Copper “Index” Horse Weather
traces of yellow sizing and gilt, no stand, (seam separations, dents), ht. Vane, J. Howard & Co., West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, c. 1860,
the front portion of the body of cast zinc, with molded hollow copper
20 1/4, lg. 25 in.
mid- and hind-sections, applied copper ears, mane, and unusual full-
$7,000-10,000
body tail, mounted on an iron strap base fastened with copper clips,
weathered verdigris and yellow sized surface with traces of gilding, no
stand, (lacking front leg, pitting/corrosion to zinc), ht. 16, lg. 19 1/2 in.
862.
Molded Copper Hackney Stallion Weather Vane, J.W. Fiske, New Literature: A similar example is illustrated in The Art of The
York City, late 19th century, flattened full-body sheet copper figure Weathervane by Steve Miller, Schiffer Publishing, Pennsylvania, 1984,
mounted on a copper rod, original surface with traces of gilding and p. 20.
yellow sizing over dark brown patina and verdigris, including stand, $1,500-2,500
(dents, losses to ears, three repaired bullet holes), overall ht. 29 3/4, lg.
30 1/2 in.

Provenance: Vanderbilt Family, Oakland Farms, Portsmouth, Rhode


Island.
$2,000-3,000

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863

865. 866.
Molded Gilt Copper “Ethan Allen” Running Horse Weather Vane, Gilded Molded Copper and Cast Iron Running Horse Weather
Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th/early 20th Vane, America, late 19th century, flattened molded sheet copper figure
century, full-body molded sheet copper figure mounted on a copper rod with cast iron head, mounted on a copper rod, re-gilded, with earlier
with original oval embossed copper manufacturer’s tag, affixed to rod, verdigris patina visible under gilt losses, no stand, (rusty surface on
ht. 16 3/4, lg. 25 1/4 in. head, evidence of patched bullet holes, losses on mane), ht. 18 1/4, lg.
$800-1,200 27 1/4 in.

Provenance: It is reported that this weather vane was salvaged from a


home in Newton, Massachusetts, when Rt. 9 was put in.
$1,200-1,800

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864

867

867. 868.
Mahogany and Cast Iron Upholstered Jockey Scale, W. & T. Avery, Molded Zinc Wall-mount Horse Head Saddlery Trade Sign, 19th
Birmingham, England, ht. 37, seat ht. 22 in. century, with traces of gilding, ht. 18 1/2, wd. 15, dp. 15 1/2 in.
$4,000-6,000 $1,000-1,500

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869

869. 871.
Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 1857-1907) Painted Cast Iron Whippet Garden Figure, reportedly Italy, late 19th
century, seated full-body figure with inset glass eyes, painted tan, (crack
THE CHAMPION PACER JOHNSTON, BY BASHAW GOLDDUST., to rear leg), ht. 18 1/2 in.
1884 (Conningham, 968). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. $1,000-2,000
Lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 23 1/2 x 31 1/8 in.,
in a period molded walnut frame with gilt liner. Condition: Margins of
872.
2 1/8 in. or more, toning, stains, paper slightly rippled.
Painted Cast Iron Duck Garden Figure, America, early 20th century,
$1,500-2,000
cast in two sections, the figure standing on a mound with foliage, worn
red, black, and green paint, ht. 13 3/8 in.
$200-300
870.
Large Cast Iron Indian Deer Hunter Sculpture, the Indian standing
with one knee upon a small deer poised to stab his prey with arm 873.
raised and knife in hand, (rusty surface), ht. 60, wd. 25, dp. 28 in. Cast Iron Sink Box Duck Decoy, America, 19th century, ht. 8 7/8, lg.
$3,000-5,000 16 1/2 in.
$300-500

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874.
White-painted Cast Iron Rabbit Garden Ornament, America,
probably early 20th century, (paint losses), seated figure, ht. 12 in.
$300-500

875.
Wrought Iron and Wood Hanging Shelf, attributed to the Rochester
Iron Works, Rochester, New Hampshire, late 19th century, shaped
cast iron grid crest centered with a lyre, over four graduating shelves,
shaped sides with gothic arches and lattice, ht. 41 1/2, wd. 31 1/2, dp. 870
9 in.
$400-600

876.
Yellow-painted and Pierced Cast Iron Urn of Flowers Architectural
Panel, America, late 19th century, with thistles and flower blossoms
issuing from a stylized vase, yellow paint over earlier green, mounted on
a later painted wooden plinth, overall ht. 24 5/8 in.
$300-500

877.
Cast Iron Carpenter Tools Doorstop, America, early 20th century,
relief molded tools on rectangular panel with remains of red, yellow, and
blue paint, (paint losses), ht. 6 3/4, wd. 11 in.
$200-250

878.
Five Brass and Bronze Shoe and Boot Mantel Ornaments, late 19th
century, sheet metal with applied and engraved details, one is a spill
vase, ht. 3 1/2-6 3/8 in.
$200-250

879.
Painted Cast Iron Christmas Tree Stand, America, late 19th/early
20th century, square stand with pierced canted sides with fruiting
branches, deer, hearts, and holly motifs in relief, painted red and green,
ht. 4 1/2, 12 3/4 x 12 3/4 in.
$300-500

881.
880. Painted Victorian Cast Plaster Reclining Spaniel Figure, late 19th
Painted Cast Iron Log-form Christmas Tree Stand, America, early century, with inset glass eyes, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 12 1/2, lg. 16 1/2 in.
20th century, painted brown, mounted on two perpendicular iron bars $300-500
and four rubber feet, ht. 8, wd. 12, lg. 11 3/4 in.
$300-500

871

872

874

873
887.
Relief-carved and Painted Wood Bootmaker’s Trade Sign, America,
early 19th century, applied molding across the top of wide pine panel
with two relief-carved boots flanking three shoes, above the inscription
“E. STEARNS,” weathered paint, 19 1/2 x 54 in.
$800-1,200

888.
Painted Wood “Tires Repaired” Sign, America, early 20th century,
long rectangular panel with applied molding, black lettering on a red
ground, 85 1/2 x 12 in.
$600-800

889.
“MAIL/RECEIVED/TO GO” Painted Wall Box, America, late 19th/early
20th century, two-tiered pine wall box, painted gray with black lettering,
ht. 21 1/2, wd. 10 1/2, dp. 6 1/4 in.
$300-500

890.
Painted Wood “Lincoln Square Garage” Sign, Boston, early to mid-
20th century, rectangular panel with breadboard ends, painted yellow
with black lettering: “LINCOLN SQUARE GARAGE/CHEVROLET
SERVICE STRICTLY FIREPROOF,” with a red arrow marked “MILFORD
M.,” (panel slightly bowed), 11 1/2 x 36 1/4 in.
882 $300-500

891.
“OGUNQUIT THE TOWN!” Painted Sign, Maine, early to mid-20th
century, wood panel painted creamy white with black lettering, (minor
882. edge losses), 11 1/2 x 60 in.
Painted Cast Iron and Zinc Jeweler’s Trade Sign, America, late $150-250
19th century, double-sided pocket watch form sign with white-painted
convex zinc dial with black-painted numerals and lettered “J.R.
892.
Anderson JEWELER,” the cast iron frame with raised inscriptions
Painted Wood “Novelties” Sign, America, early 20th century, long
“WATCHES/CLOCKS/JEWELRY,” with brown paint over earlier painted
rectangular panel with rounded ends and chamfered edges, painted
and gilded surfaces, (paint losses), ht. 39 1/2, wd. 30 in. white with black lettering, 60 x 7 3/4 in.
$1,200-1,500 $200-300

883. 893.
Pair of Painted Sheet Iron Plumbing Trade Signs, New Jersey, c. American School, 20th Century
1910, cutout faucet-shaped heavy sheet iron signs painted yellow
with red outlined border and red outlined black lettering “HARRY L. Lake Trout. Unsigned. Oil on wood panel, 12 x 34 1/4 in., with
STILLWELL PLUMBING & HEATING/LOGAN,” (minor paint loss), ht. 32, applied molding. Condition: Minor splits on panel, otherwise very
lg. 45 in. good.
$1,200-1,500 $800-1,200

884. 894.
Pair of Painted Scrolled Cast Iron Architectural Elements, 19th Painted Wood “FRESH FISH” Sign, America, mid-20th century,
century, ht. 23, wd. 12 5/8 in. cutout pine panel fish figure painted gray on one side with black
$200-400 lettering, (paint losses), ht. 11 1/2, lg. 36 1/4 in.
$300-500
885.
Cast Iron Pocket Watch-form Jeweler’s Trade Sign, America, late
895.
19th century, double-sided, gilt cast iron frame, painted zinc dial with
Painted Iron Saw “HERRICK”S SAW MILL” Sign, Ipswich,
black Arabic numerals on a white ground, with stand, (paint and gilt
Massachusetts, area, 19th century, scrolled wrought iron fixture with
wear), overall ht. 27 1/2, wd. 17 1/2 in.
chains supporting a circular saw, white painted lettering on one side, ht.
$1,000-1,500
45 1/2, dp. 32 1/4 in.
$400-600
886.
Painted Wood Plumbing and Heating Trade Sign, late 19th/early
20th century, large rectangular sign with applied molding, gilt lettering 896.
“GEO.B. OAKLEY REGISTERED PLUMBING AND HEATING” on a Iron and Wood Tricycle, probably America, late 19th century, old
black smalt ground, 31 3/4 x 64 in. surface, overall ht. 34, overall lg. 45 in.
$600-800 $400-600

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885

884 884

886
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901

897. 899.
Molded Copper Running Fox Weather Vane, America, mid-20th Molded Zinc Rooster Weather Vane, America, 20th century, full-body
century, full-body figure mounted on a copper rod, weathered gilded figure standing on a small sphere, with stand, overall ht. 24 3/4, lg. 18
surface over yellow sizing with traces of verdigris, with wood stand, in.
(seam separation, portion of rod loose, four soldered bullet holes), $600-800
overall ht. 17 1/2, lg. 32 in.
$2,500-3,500
900.
898. Molded Copper Whale Weather Vane, America, 20th century,
Molded Copper Eagle Weather Vane, America, early 20th century, flattened full-body figure, verdigris surface, no stand, (dents), overall ht.
full-body spreadwing figure standing on a copper sphere, verdigris 20 3/4, lg. 36 1/4 in.
surface on dark copper patina, no stand, (minor seam separation), ht. $400-600
16 1/4, wd. 25, lg. 14 1/2 in.
$200-300

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902

903

901. 903.
Carved Walnut Spreadwing Eagle Figure, inscribed “WENGEN John James Audubon (French/American, 1785-1851)
JANUAR 31 1913” on base, finely carved figure perched on carved
rockery, (minor imperfections), ht. 19, wd. 22 in. Night Heron or Qua Bird., plate 363, No. 9-1, from the second folio
$800-1,200 edition of The Birds of America, chromolithograph on paper, printed by
Bien, New York, c. 1860, 25 7/8 x 38 1/4 in., framed. Condition: One
tear into image about 1 1/2 in. c.l., toning, three left side edge tears,
902. crease u.r., loss l.l. corner.
Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 1857-1907) $2,000-3,000

AMERICAN HUNTING SCENES: An Early Start., 1863 (Conningham,


173). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Lithograph with hand- 904.
coloring on paper, sheet size 24 x 32 1/8 in., in a period frame. Carved and Painted Mahogany Masonic Wall Shelf, America, late
Condition: Margins 2 1/4 in. or more, toning, stains, foxing prevalent to 19th century, shaped and molded shelf with numerous pierced and
left edge and back, loss l.l. corner. relief-carved Masonic symbols, painted gold and silver, ht. 22 3/8, wd.
12 5/8, dp. 6 3/8 in.
Note: This lithograph ranks no. 41 in the New Best 50, large folio. $1,000-1,500
$2,000-4,000

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906.
Artist-designed Carved and Painted “Shaker Chair,” Stephen
Huneck (American, 1948-2010), c. 1991, contructed of maple and
basswood, original painted surface, ht. 46 1/2, wd. 24 1/2, dp. 21 in.
$800-1,200

907.
Two Wire and Painted Wood Birdcages, America, late 19th century,
rectangular, one painted red with arched top; and one double-sided
black-painted ornamented with scrolled wirework, ht. 16 3/4, 12 1/2 in.,
respectively.
$300-500

908.
Painted Wooden Rake, America, l9th century, mortise-and-tenon
constructed, with the initials “E.L.” inscribed on the shaft, a portion of
the rake painted blue, (losses) lg. 9 1/2, wd. 31 in.
$300-500

909.
Stone Trough, America, 18th/19th century, demilune-shaped trough,
ht. 8 3/4, wd. 36, dp. 18 1/4 in.

Provenance: Ex Marna Anderson collection.


$400-600

910.
Pair of Fancy Wicker Armchairs, Haywood-Wakefield, late 19th
century, the shaped backs continuing to arms above woven backs
and open scrollwork, on rattan seats and four wrapped wooden legs,
(imperfections), ht. 35, seat ht. 15 3/4 in.
$800-1,200

911.
Thomas Moser Cherry and Ash Dining Table and Eight Windsor-
style Armchairs, Massachusetts, late 20th century, table ht. 30, lg. 72,
906 dp. 48, with 22-in. leaf; chairs ht. 40 1/2, seat ht. 18 in.
$2,500-3,500

912.
Kurd Rug, Northwest Persia, late 19th century, (even wear to center,
minor end reweaves), 7 ft. x 5 ft. 9 in.
$1,200-1,500

913.
South Caucasian Rug, last quarter 19th century, (small areas of wear,
black oxidation, end fraying, some selvage damage, small hole), 6 ft. 7
in. x 3 ft. 6 in.
$1,000-1,200

914.
Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, late 19th/early 20th century, (two
very small holes, small edge creases, minor moth damage, slight end
fraying), 8 ft. x 5 ft. 6 in.
$800-1,200

915.
Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, (slight
end fraying, small linear stain), 10 ft. x 8 ft.
$1,500-2,000
905.
Framed Masonic Apron, America, 19th century, engraved white
leather inscribed “Eng’d by A. Reed for Br. S. Demey” under the flap, 916.
edged with faded pink silk ribbon, depicting the all-seeing eye and South Caucasian Long Rug, last quarter 19th century, (even wear to
rising sun, pillars, pavement, and numerous small symbols, 15 x 17 in., center, rewoven end, reovercast), 11 ft. x 4 ft.
mounted in a molded oak frame. $1,000-1,200
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917. 923.
Central Anatolian Kelim, second half 19th century, (several holes in Mahal Carpet, West Persia, last quarter 19th century, (areas of wear,
oxidized black areas, small repairs), 12 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 10 in. two outermost guard stripes missing from both ends), 17 ft. 8 in. x 9 ft.
$1,000-1,200 4 in.
$1,500-2,000

918.
Beshir Rug, West Turkestan, second half 19th century, (areas of wear, 924.
reovercast, minor end fraying, some flatweave restoration), 6 ft. 10 in. x Kurd Rug, South Caucasus, late 19th century, (even wear, rewoven
4 ft. 11 in. ends, reovercast), 9 ft. 5 in. x 5 ft. 6 in.
$1,000-1,200 $1,000-1,200

919. 925.
Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, (small Qashqai Rug, Southwest Persia, late 19th century, (even wear to
areas of wear), 12 ft. 10 in. x 10 ft. center), 7 ft. 10 in. x 5 ft.
$1,500-2,000 $1,000-1,200

920. 926.
Akstafa Long Rug, Southeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, Kuba Rug, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (areas of
(even wear to center, slight end repair), 8 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. wear, creases, crease repair), 5 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 8 in.
$1,000-1,200 $400-600

921. 927.
Kuba Kelim, Northeast Caucasus, late 19th century, (severe dark Bashir Main Carpet, West Turkestan, last quarter 19th century, (even
brown oxidation in parts of main border, reovercast), 10 ft. 9 in. x 6 ft. wear to center), 11 ft. 9 in. x 5 ft. 2 in.
6 in. $2,000-3,000
$700-900

928.
922. Bidjou Prayer Rug, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century,
Serab Long Rug, Northwest Persia, late 19th/early 20th century, (areas (corner and edge gouges, crease, small repairs, brown oxidation), 5 ft.
of minor wear, small corner gouge), 9 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. 9 in. x 3 ft. 6 in.
$1,000-1,200 $800-1,000

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929. 941.
Shirvan Long Rug, East Caucasus, second half 19th century, (areas of Avar Rug, Northeast Caucasus, late 19th century, (brown oxidation,
wear, hole, selvage damage, end fraying), 9 ft. 2 in. x 2 ft. 11 in. slight end fraying, reovercast), 4 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 8 in.
$1,000-1,200 $500-700

930. 942.
Ersari Chuval, West Turkestan, second half 19th century, (creases and Baluch Rug, Northeast Persia, early 20th century, (crease, small areas
small spots of wear, very small hole, reovercast, end fraying), 4 ft. 10 in. of wear, black oxidation), 6 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 6 in.
x 3 ft. $700-900
$500-700

943.
931. Afshar Rug, South Persia, late 19th/early 20th century, (wear to center,
South Caucasian Long Rug, last quarter 19th century, (even wear to
end fraying), 6 ft. x 4 ft. 7 in.
center, minor end reweaves), 12 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 5 in.
$500-700
$1,000-1,200

932. 944.
Karabagh Rug, South Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (minor Gendje Long Rug, South central Caucasus, last quarter 19th century,
reweaves on both ends, areas of re-piling, brown oxidation), 7 ft. 3 in. (small spots of wear, minor end reweaves, edge repairs, slight moth
x 3 ft. 9 in. damage), 8 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 4 in.
$800-1,000 $600-800

933. 945.
Karachoph Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, second half 19th Two Kurd Bagfaces, Northwest Persia, late 19th/early 20th century, 2
century, (areas of restoration and wear, end fraying), 7 ft. 3 in. x 5 ft. 9 ft. 2 in. x 2 in., and 1 ft. 10 in. x 1 ft. 9 in.
in. $500-700
$1,500-2,000

946.
934. Shirvan Prayer Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (areas
Karabagh Corridor Rug, South Caucasus, dated 1886, (even wear), of re-piling, minor end reweave), 5 ft. 3 in. x 2 ft. 10 in.
18 ft. 10 in. x 5 ft. 4 in. $400-600
$800-1,000

947.
935. Kurd Rug, Northwest Persia, late 19th/early 20th century, (even wear to
Baluch Rug, Northeast Persia, late 19th century, (brown oxidation, center, end fraying on one end, small edge repair), 8 ft. x 5 ft. 4 in.
some selvage damage), 5 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 2 in. $600-800
$400-600

948.
936.
Ersari Main Carpet, West Turkestan, second half 19th century, (areas
Kurd Long Rug, Northwest Persia, last quarter 19th century, (one end
of wear, creases, outer guard stripe missing from both ends and one
rewoven, areas of restoration), 9 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 4 in.
edge), 7 ft. 2 in. x 5 ft. 9 in.
$800-1,000
$400-600

937.
Afshar Rug, South Persia, late 19th/early 20th century, (areas of wear), 949.
5 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. Kurd Bagface, Northwest Persia, late 19th/early 20th century,
$800-1,000 (reovercast), 2 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 2 in.
$300-500

938.
Heriz Rug, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, 4 ft. 7 in. x 950.
3 ft. 6 in. Yomud Asmalyk, West Turkestan, last quarter 19th century, (small
$600-800 edge patch, slight moth damage, re-overcast), 4 ft. x 2 ft. 4 in.
$400-600

939.
Bidjar Rug, Northwest Persia, last quarter 19th century, (even wear), 7 951.
ft. 7 in. x 4 ft. 7 in. Afshar Rug, South Persia, early 20th century, (small areas of wear,
$1,000-1,200 crease, small hole), 6 ft. 7 in. x 4 ft. 8 in.
$500-700

940.
Ersari Ensi, West Turkestan, last quarter 19th century, (even wear to
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center, small hole, reovercast, some glue to back), 5 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 4 in.
$500-700

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DIRECTIONS TO THE
MARLBOROUGH GALLERY

SKINNER

From Boston and Points East:


Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) West to Route 495 North at exit 11A. Proceed on
Route 495N to exit 23C, Simarano Drive. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. At the bottom of the
exit ramp take a left at the lights onto Simarano Drive. Take a right at the next light on Cedar Hill
Street. Skinner is at #274 on the left.

From Points North:


Take Route 495 South to exit 23C, Simarano Drive. Stay left at the fork in the ramp, and turn left
onto Simarano Drive. Take a right at the next light on Cedar Hill Street. Skinner is at #274 on
the left.

From Points West:


Take 290 East toward Marlborough. Merge onto Route 495 South via exit 26A, toward Cape
Cod. Take the Simarano Drive exit, 23C. Stay left at the fork in the ramp, and turn left onto
Simarano Drive. Take a right at the next light on Cedar Hill Street. Skinner is at #274 on the left.

From Points South:


Take Route 495 North to exit 23C, Simarano Drive. At the bottom of the exit ramp take a left at
the lights onto Simarano Drive. Take a right at the next light on Cedar Hill Street. Skinner is at
#274 on the left.

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Skinner, Inc. - Conditions of Sale
1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and
Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed
the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a
lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot.

2. All property is sold “as is,” and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with
respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of
description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made
at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability.

3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed
bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot
for sale.

4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the
purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of
the date of sale.

Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If
any property has not been removed within three (3) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and
the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three
days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after
deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser.

5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank
authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check
until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the
drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases.

6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of
all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without
limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b)
offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to
pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale.

7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such
purchaser for such item.

8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within
the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that
include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of
licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute
cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots.

9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number.
Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and
other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of
Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston.

10. Except for property purchased via on-line Live Auctions, a premium equal to 18.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus
10% of the final bid over $200,000, will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the Buyer as part of the purchase price. The buyers premium on
property purchased via on-line Live Auctions will be in the amount equal to 22.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 15%
of the final bid over $200,000.

11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person,
through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid.

12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or
reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalogue. The
copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this
catalogue, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our
prior written consent.

13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or
choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in
connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any
federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or
hereafter have to the venue of any such suit.

Revised September 29, 2009

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I wish to place the following bids in the sale listed above. I understand that Skinner, Inc. will execute bids as a
convenience, and will not be held responsible for any errors or failure to execute bids. I understand that my bids
are executed and accepted as per Conditions of Sale as printed in the catalogue of this sale.

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SKINNER
Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Art

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Board of Directors Chairman of the Board - Nancy R. Skinner
Richard Albright
John Deighton
Barnet Fain
Stephen L. Fletcher
Karen M. Keane

Administration President/Chief Executive Officer - Karen M. Keane


Chief Financial Officer - Don Kelly
Executive Vice President - Stephen L. Fletcher
Vice Presidents- Gloria Lieberman, Carol McCaffrey, Kerry Shrives,
Stuart G. Slavid, Stuart P. Whitehurst

Expert American & European Paintings & Prints - Robin S.R. Starr
Assistants: Kathy Wong, Elizabeth C. Haff
Departments American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stephen L. Fletcher
Assistants: Karen Langberg, Chris Barber
American Indian & Ethnographic Art - Douglas Deihl
Asian Works of Art - James F. Callahan
Assistant: Tianyue Jiang
Books & Manuscripts - Stuart P. Whitehurst
Deputy Director: Sara C. Wishart
Bottles, Flasks & Early Glass - Stephen L. Fletcher
Ceramics - Stuart G. Slavid
Classic Automobiles & Motorcycles - Jane D. Prentiss
Couture - Kerry Shrives
Discovery Sales - Kerry Shrives
Assistants: Garrett J. Sheahan, Melissa Riebe
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stuart G. Slavid;
Assistants: Sara C. Wishart, Leah Skowron
Fine Wines - Marie Keep
SKINNER, INC. Assistant: Laura V. Sweeney
Auctioneers and Jewelry - Victoria Bratberg
Appraisers of Antiques Assistants: John Colasacco, Julie Khouri
and Fine Art Judaica - Kerry Shrives
Modernism: 1896–Present: Art Glass, Pottery, Metalwork & Furniture -
63 Park Plaza Jane D. Prentiss
Boston, MA 02116 Musical Instruments - David Bonsey
617.350.5400 Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Gary Richards
Fax 617.350.5429 Science, Technology & Clocks - Robert C. Cheney
Assistant: Chris Barber
274 Cedar Hill Street Silver - Sara C. Wishart
Marlborough, MA 01752 Toys & Dolls - Kerry Shrives
508.970.3000 Auctioneers - LaGina Austin, Chris Barber, Robert C. Cheney, John Colasacco,
Fax 508.970.3100 Stephen L. Fletcher, Karen M. Keane, Marie C. Keep, Gloria Lieberman,
Jessica R. Lincoln, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr,
www.skinnerinc.com Laura V. Sweeney, Stuart P. Whitehurst

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Exhibitions & Marlborough: Warehouse Manager - Jonathan Dowling, 508.970.3280
Property Manager - Samuel Combs, 508.970.3262
Property Distribution
Boston: Kerryn Murphy, 617.874.4329

Property Distribution Manager - Jessica R. Lincoln, 617.874.4308

Finance Department Marlborough: Accounts Receivable - Denise Johnson, 508.970.3269


Accounts Payable - Kathleen Hayes, 508.970.3268
Credit Supervisor - Joe Monteyro, 508.970.3266

Subscriptions Marlborough: Karen Skinner, 508.970.3240

Service Departments Appraisal & Auction Services - LaGina Austin, Shannon M. Ames,
Hadley Bridgman
Advertising Production - Pamela Van de Houten
Boston Gallery Director - Laura V. Sweeney
Assistant Gallery Director: Paige Lewellyn
Gallery Assistant: Jessica Turner
Catalogue Production - Pamela Van de Houten, Kristina Harrison
Consignment Services - Patricia Walker King, Megan J. Blomgren, Carol Zeigler
Customer Relations - Carol McCaffrey
Institutional Relations - L. Emerson Tuttle
Human Resources - Carol McCaffrey
Information Technology & Internet Auctions - Kerry Shrives
Assistants: Timothy Shaughnessey, Melissa Riebe
Managing Director - Marie C. Keep
Marketing & Public Relations - Kate de Bethune, Kathryn Gargolinski
Photographers - Stanley P. Bystrowski, Jeffrey R. Antkowiak, John Cornelius
Staff Portraits - Cheryl Richards Photography
Receptionist - Marlborough: Carol Tran
Transportation - Eric Jones
Assistant: Mark McCaffrey

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MARLBOROUGH HOTELS

Courtyard by Marriott Hampton Inn Holiday Inn and Suites


75 Felton St. (exit 24B off 495) 277 Boston Post Rd. West 265 Lakeside Ave.
Marlborough, MA (exit 24B off 495) (exit 24A off 495)
508.480.0015 Marlborough, MA Marlborough, MA
508.787.9888 508.481.3000
Embassy Suites
123 Boston Post Rd. West Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
(exit 24B off 495) 181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA (exit 24B off 495)
508.485.9500 Marlborough, MA
508.460.0700

TRAVEL SERVICES & CAR RENTALS

Ultimate Livery Enterprise Car Rental


To Logan Airport Hotel Pick-up and Delivery
$46.00 each way for one 364 Maple Street
$56.00 each way for two (Rt. 85)
Private car and driver $147.50 one way Marlborough, MA
508.480.0221
Servicing all Marlborough hotels
Hertz Car Rental
80 Northborough Rd East 410 Maple Street
Marlborough, MA 01752 (Rt. 85)
508.481.7300 Marlborough, MA
508.229.2756

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Asian Works of Art $60 $73

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American Indian & Ethnographic Art $60 $73

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