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GARTH’S AUCTIONS, INC.

The Lifetime Collection of Dr. James & Susan Widder November 25-26, 2011

P.O. Box 369 De l awar e Ohio 43015

T HE 51 ST A NNUAL T HANKSGIVING W EEKEND A MERICANA AUCTION FEATURING

T HE L IFETIME C OLLECTION OF D R . J AMES & S USAN

W IDDER

N OVEMBER 25, 2011


Inside Back Cover: Selection of items including lots 13, 163, 164, 330, 514, 515, 273 Back Cover: 228, 352, 280, 18, 49, 200, 82, 55, 214, 172, 128

Front Cover: 76 - 79 Inside Front Cover: 73, 359


THE LIFETIME COLLECTION

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DR. JAMES & SUSAN WIDDER C I N C I N N AT I , O H I O

Friday, November 25, 2011 beginning at 2:00 P.M. Lots 1 - 548 M O N DAY

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For some, antiques are not just objects to buy, sell, and collect, but instead they are truly a way of life. For nearly five decades, such as been the case with Jim and Susan Widder. They met at The Ohio State University when Jim was a graduate student (and Susan's lab instructor), and when Jim completed his doctoral work, the couple settled in Cincinnati, where Jim spent over thirty years in research and management at Procter and Gamble and as a professor at the University of Cincinnati, while Susan spent fifteen years as a research assistant at Children's and University Hospitals. When the Widders decided to move away from the then-popular trend of Danish Modern decor, a friend, who also happened to be a local antiques dealer, introduced them to the world of painted furniture and folk art, and they soon began filling their suburban Cincinnati home with brightly decorated furniture, folk portraiture of all sizes and a veritable menagerie of carved animals. They also began to participate in antique shows, using their growing knowledge to sell some of their discoveries to their fellow collectors. To Jim and Susan, however, the things that filled their home were not just neat things to look at, but rather objects with stories to discover and to tell. Through diligent research in libraries and, later, online, Jim and Susan breathed new life into many of their antiques by making new connections and unraveling the mysteries of their makers. This commitment to research even led them to the front door of the 92-year-old great-great-granddaughter of folk portraitist Ruth Whittier Shute, a moment that was one of the highlights in their life in the world of antiques (and the portrait by Shute is one of the highlights of their collection). After nearly fifty years of living with antiques (and 52 years of marriage), Jim and Susan have decided to allow the objects in their collection to find new homes. Selling now has not only allowed them the opportunity to participate fully in the cataloging of their collection, but to also simplify their lives in order to spend more time with their two daughters and four grandchildren. We at Garth's are honored to have been chosen to represent this deeply personal collection, the result of years of a shared love of both antiques and each other, and we remain grateful for the Widders' contribution to the catalog you now hold in your hands and for their many years as good clients and even better friends. |3


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1 IMPORTANT DECORATED BLANKET CHEST. Jacob and/or Heinrich Blatt, Bern (now Centre) Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, pine. Dovetailed case, interior till with secret compartment, and resting on turned feet. Retains its original hardware and original paint decoration. 25 1/2”h. 49 1/2”w. 21 3/4”d. Ex David Good (Ohio). Jacob Blatt (1801-1878) and his brother Heinrich often used the paint treatment seen here, which seems to have been inspired by kaleidoscope designs. This design source is discussed in Priddy, American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts, 1790-1840 and this chest is discussed and illustrated on pp. 89-90. For other blanket chests by the Blatts utilizing this paint scheme, see Fales, American Painted Furniture, 1660-1880, fig. 347 (sold at Sotheby’s, November 1981, lot 341), Weld Collection (sold at Skinner, August 2000, lot 198), the Machmer Collection (sold at Pook and Pook, October 2008, lot 271; and the Kellogg Collection (sold at Northeast Auctions, August 2011, lot 615). Most recently, Wendy Cooper and Lisa Minardi discuss the Blatts and their paint decoration in their landmark exhibition catalog Paint, Pattern and People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1725-1850,pp. 188-192. The kitchen cupboard illustrated in figs. 4-60 and 4-61 has a similar “test swatch” of paint on the backboards as the blanket chest offered here. $5,000-$9,000


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MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A LADY PROBABLY BY AMOS HOLBROOK (NEW ENGLAND, CA. 1830-1831). Watercolor on paper. Profile portrait of a welldressed lady with a large tortoise shell haircomb. Period frame, 5 1/4”h. 4 1/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio).

MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A LADY ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH H. DAVIS (NEW HAMPSHIRE/MAINE, 1811-1865). Watercolor on paper. Half-length profile of a lovely lady wearing a red dress and very large tortoise shell haircomb. Period frame, 5 1/4”h. 4 1/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). $600-$1,200

PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN ATTRIBUTED TO RUFUS PORTER (CONNECTICUT, 1792-1884). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Profile portrait of a younger man wearing a blue coat and a stern expression. Period sheet brass frame, 5 1/4”h. 4 1/2”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). $800-$1,200

An Amos Holbrook (born 1809) appears in the 1870 census in Niagara County, New York, as a cabinetmaker and another Amos Holbrook (born 1783) appears in the 1850 census in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as a farmer. That most of the known portraits were executed in December allows one to speculate that the artist engaged in his primary occupation during the spring, summer, and fall, and turned to portraiture to earn money during the winter months. See Anderson, A Loving Likeness American Folk Portraits of the Nineteenth Century. $800-$1,200

4 MINIATURE ON PAPER OF A GIRL. Attributed to New Hampshire, 1st quarter-19th century, watercolor on paper. Half-length portrait of a young girl with red coral bead necklace. Stains. Matted and brass frame, 3 1/2”h. 2 3/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). $300-$600

6 PAIR OF SILHOUETTES. American, 2nd quarter-19th century. Hollow cut with watercolor details. Two young girls (perhaps related) identified on back as Ruth Green and Miranda Hannon/Hanlon and both dated 1830. Matching period frames, 4 3/4”h. 4”w. Sold at Garth’s in 1990. $250-$450

7 DECORATED MINIATURE CHEST OF DRAWERS. American, 2nd quarter-19th century, pine. Classical chest of good proportions with two small over three long drawers, turned decoration on the sides, and resting on scrolled feet. Retains its original faux curly maple graining. 10”h. 9”w. 6”d. Ex G.K.S. Bush (New York). A similar miniature chest, although without the turned decoration on the sides, sold at Garth’s, May 23, 2008, lot 231. $800-$1,200

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DECORATED MINIATURE MULE CHEST. New England, 2nd quarter-19th century, pine. Of typical form with a chest over two drawers, half-moon ends, and retaining its original grain-painted decoration. Imperfections. 11 1/2”h. 10 1/4”w. 5 3/4”d. Ex Austin and Jill Fine, sold at Sotheby’s (New York), January 1987, ex Don Walters (Massachusetts). $2,000-$4,000

PAIR OF THEOREM HAND SCREENS. Probably American, 2nd quarter-19th century, watercolor on paper, gilt paper. Floral bouquet and basket of fruit mounted on heavy stock in the form of oak leaves. On reverse sides, flowers, fruit and birds surround sentimental verses. Turned wooden handles. Displayed together on a modern stand. 16 5/8”h. 9 3/8”w. Ex Garbisch, sold at Sotheby’s (New York), 1996.

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Exhibited in The Fine Art of Folk Art at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 1990, and illustrated in the catalog (a copy of which is included in the lot). $1,200-$2,400

DECORATED PANTRY BOX. American, 19th century, maple and pine. Bentwood box decorated with a basket of fruit on the lid, against a black ground. 6 1/4”l. $350-$450

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DECORATED TRINKET BOX. American, 2nd quarter-19th century, appears to be cherry and poplar. Domed top and retaining its original paint decoration consisting of yellow and red-orange leaves on a green ground. Varnish has darkened. 3”h. 5 1/2”h. 2 1/2”d. Ex Don Walters (Massachusetts). $200-$400

DECORATED TAVERN OR WORK TABLE. New England, early 19th century, mixed woods. One-board top with breadboard ends, one drawer, and tapered legs. Retains its original red and black decoration on the base, and a good scrubbed surface on the top. 26 1/2”h. 27”w. 41 1/4”l. Ex Betty Sterling (Vermont), sold at Withington Auctions (New Hampshire). $800-$1,200

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TRINKET BOX. New Hampshire, early 19th century, pine. Dovetailed box with dome top, original brass handle and lock, and original blue paint (with yellowed overvarnish). Great surface. 4 1/2”h. 10”l. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire). $200-$300

PAIR OF DECORATED TREEN CANDLESTICKS. Attributed to Maine, 1820-1850, probably maple. Turned sticks with their original rosewood graining and yellow striping. 10”h. Together with turned and decorated candles, 10”h. $400-$700

12 DECORATED PANTRY BOX. New England, 1st half-19th century, bentwood. Original paint. Cornucopia with large leaves against a pale yellow ground. Alligatored varnish, a few minor spots of damage. 8 3/4”d. $300-$600

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16 DECORATED SUGAR BOX. Attributed to Vermont, 1st half-19th century, bentwood. Turned finial and feet and original polychrome floral paint. 11 1/4”d. Ex David Good (Ohio). $400-$800

17 STORAGE BOX. American, early 19th century, pine. Octagonal box with hinged lid, wrought-iron hook, and old, cream-colored paint with a grungy surface. 9 1/2”h. 10 1/4”d. $200-$400

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PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN BY RUFUS PORTER (CONNECTICUT, 1792-1884). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Rare image of either a mulatto or an Indian, in profile, wearing a blue jacket. Period frame, 6 1/4”h. 5 1/4”w. Ex Don Walters (Massachusetts).

FIGURAL MAGNIFYING GLASS. American or European, early 20th century, brass and ivory. Brass-rimmed glass with an ivory handle carved in the form of a mouse. 6 1/4”l. $100-$150

MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. American or English, 1815-1830’s, watercolor on paper. Profile portrait of a gentleman wearing a high collar. Most likely the same hand as lot 295. Period frame, 5 1/2”h. 4 1/4”w. Sold at Garth’s, November 1984. $200-$400

Illustrated in Anderson, A Loving Likeness American Folk Portraits of the Nineteenth Century, p. 34. $2,000-$4,000

19 TOBACCO BOX. Continental, 18th-early 19th century, brass. Interesting coffin-shape with applied shield and heart. 4 1/4”l. $200-$400

20 BURL CANDLE HOLDER. American, 19th century or earlier, ash. Low, turned candle holder with a wrought-iron handle. Old finish, minor losses. 2”h. 3 3/4”d. $250-$500

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22 PEN WIPE. American, late 19th century, felt. Owl. 6”l. $50-$75

23 MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A LADY ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES H. GILLESPIE (ENGLISH, B. 1793). Watercolor on paper. Profile portrait of a pretty young lady wearing a large haircomb. On verso is written “A boyish freak 1835 Aetat 18.” In a period frame, 5”h. 4 1/2”w. Ex Nina Fletcher Little, sold at Sotheby’s (New York), 1994, lot 441. See “Six Choices for the Sitter: James H. Gillespie (1793-after 1849)” in Antiques and Fine Art, late summer 2008. $500-$1,000

25 DECORATED TREEN INKWELL. American, 1st half-19th century, wood. Large size with its original black and red paint decoration. 2 3/4”h. 3 3/4”d. Together with a later pen with similar decoration. $150-$300

26 DECORATED BILL SPINDLE. American or European, 19th century, hardwood and iron. Semi-spherical base with an iron spindle. Retains its original black and yellow decoration. 5 3/4”h. $150-$250


27 PAIR OF DIMINUTIVE FOOTSTOOLS. American, 19th century, walnut. Shaped skirts and ends, and retaining their original finish. 3 1/4”h. 8 1/2”l. Alligatored surfaces, some later nails added. $200-$300

28 TWO MINIATURE BOOKS. Wonders of the Invisible World Displayed in Five Parts, Collected by Robert Calef. Boston: Bedlington, 1828, full leather, fair; and miniature History of the Bible, La_inburg, N. Stratton, printed by Adancourt, Troy, 1824. $75-$125

29 PAIR OF DECORATED CHILD’S WINDSOR CHAIRS. New England, 1810-1815, mixed woods. Step down crests and bamboo-turned legs and stretchers. Retains its original floral decoration against a red ground. 14 1/4”h. seat, 30 1/4”h. overall. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire). $400-$800 29

30 CARVED PANTRY BOX. American, 19th century, mixed woods. Lid marked “B. Sprague” with original black paint on the lid, natural finish on the box. Later, but still 19th century, scratch-carved decoration includes hearts, US flags and shields, an anchor, and “LVP,” “RR,” and “JK.” 6 1/2”l. Ex Don Walters (Massachusetts). $400-$700

31 SAILOR’S BOX. American, 19th century, maple and pine. Bentwood box with elaborately carved joint, including hearts. Original finish. Age cracks in the lid. 9 1/4”d. Sold at Cowan’s (Cincinnati), March 2008, lot 35. $800-$1,200

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PAIR OF BOW-BACK WINDSOR SIDE CHAIRS. Possibly Thomas Cotton Hayward, Charlestown, Massachusetts, ca.1800, mixed woods. Exaggerated bow and bamboo legs and stretchers. Retain old green over early red and green paint. 16 1/2”h. seat, 38 1/2”h. overall. Ex David Good (Ohio).

MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A GIRL. American, 2nd quarter-19th century, watercolor on paper. Full-length portrait of a young girl wearing a red dress. Light toning. Period frame, 7 1/2”h. 6”w. $500-$700

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33 DECORATED ONE-DRAWER STAND. New England, 1st quarter-19th century, pine. Of diminutive proportions with a turtle top and tapered legs, and retaining its original paint, including white on the top and blue over yellow vinegar decoration on the base. (yellowed varnish makes it look green). Replaced pull. 26 1/4”h. 15 1/4”w. 20 1/2”d. Ex Barbara Ulrich (Ohio). $1,000-$2,000

34 BOOKPLATE. American, 19th century, watercolor on paper. Vines and flowers with a central heart. The text in the heart is difficult to read behind the crystallized blue watercolor. Period frame, 6”h. 4 1/2”w. $200-$400 10 | GARTH’S November 25 - 26, 2011

MINIATURE PORTRAIT ON IVORY OF A GENTLEMAN. American, 2nd quarter-19th century. Bust-length portrait of a well-dressed gentleman wearing a black suit and stick pin, seated in a red-upholstered chair under a red curtain. Brass frame. Later note on back says “J.R. Cane, Princeton, NJ”. Several vertical age cracks. 3 1/8”h. 2 3/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). $400-$700

37 MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF SAMUEL DEAN. American, 1st quarter-19th century, watercolor on paper. Profile portrait of a dashing young man against a dark red background. He is identified on verso as Samuel Dean, son of John Dean and Nancy Boardman Dean. Period frame, 4 1/4”h. 3 1/2”w. Found in New Bedford, Massachusetts. $400-$700


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MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A LADY. American, 1830s, watercolor on paper. Half-length portrait of a welldressed lady sitting in a decorated chair. Period frame, 7 1/2”h. 7 1/4”w. Ex Meryl and Jay Weiss (New Hampshire), sold at Skinner, February 2007, lot 2. $800-$1,600

DECORATED FOOTSTOOL. American, 19th century, pine. Original paint decoration and tacks against a black ground. Wear. 9 1/4”h. 15”l. $150-$300

39 DECORATED CHILD’S SLED. American, 19th century, mixed woods. Small size, retaining its original decoration consisting of a horse and “F.H. D. Wolf” on a light blue ground. 16”l. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire), ex Don Walters (Massachusetts). $300-$600

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THE ENDLESS KNOT BY MARTHA ANNE HONEYWELL (1785-1845, NEW HAMPSHIRE). Paper cutout with inked text, title and signature with “work done without hands”. Stitched to yellow backing. Minor imperfections. Framed, 7”h. 8 1/4”w. $1,500-$2,000

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN (AMERICAN, 2ND QUARTER-19TH CENTURY). Oil on canvas, unsigned. Half-length portrait of a young man holding a book. Some restoration. In a period grain-painted frame, 32 3/4”h. 28 1/4”w. Ex Hillary Underwood, sold at Sotheby’s 1983. $800-$1,600

DECORATED SLEIGH FRONT. American, 19th century, softwood (probably pine). Original yellow ground with scrollwork on back side and front side with a landscape with house and lake. Dry surface. Later writing on bottom “This is the dashboard to Benj Crams sleigh, over 100 years old.” 13 1/2”h. 25”w. $200-$400

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DECORATED DRESSING BOX. New England, 1840-1860, pine. Oblong box with a lift lid and a single drawer, and retaining its original green, black, and yellow paint decoration and original wallpaper lining. A few minor age splits, replaced feet. 7”h. 16”w. 7”d. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire), Ex Samaha (Ohio/Massachusetts). $350-$700

DECORATED FIRE BUCKET. American, early 19th century, leather. Original paint. “J.B. Kittridge No. 2” under “F.F.C.” and “Protection,” with shaking hands. Minor losses. 13”h. excluding handle. A 1840 census lists a J.O. Kittridge living in New Hampshire. $1,500-$3,000

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DECORATED HANGING SHELF. American, ca.1875, softwood. Elaborately scroll-cut and pierced, and retaining its original polychrome paint with a good surface. A few minor cracks. 13”h. Ex John Newcomer (New Hampshire). $300-$600

FIREMAN’S PARADE STAFF. American, late 19th century, softwood. In the form of a fire hose, with its original black and gold paint. 90”l. Ex Don Orwig (Indiana). $2,000-$2,500

48 TOWN VIEW WITH FIRE AND FIREFIGHTERS (AMERICAN, 2ND QUARTER-19TH CENTURY). Oil on canvas, unsigned. View of a town with a bell tower on fire and firefighters gathered below. Some restoration. Period frame, 18”h. 18”w. $1,000-$1,500

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DECORATED TALL CASE CLOCK. Probably New England, 1815-1830, pine. Folksy case with arched pediment, quarter columns, shaped skirt, and cutout feet. Retains its original, exuberant faux mahogany graining. Thirty-hour wooden movement is attributed to Orange Hopkins of Connecticut. 82”h.

DECORATED PINCUSHION AND A NEEDLE CASE. Probably Pennsylvania, 19th century, maple and velvet. In the form of a stave bucket and retaining its original blue and white decoration. Similar decoration found on sewing birds. 2”h. And a needle case, American, 19th century, velvet and brass. Book-form case, the cover with floral-painted velvet trimmed in stamped brass. 1 3/4”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $250-$500

Orange Hopkins (b. 1791) worked with his brother Asa, including, possibly, in the partnership of Hopkins and (Luke) Lewis from 1825-1828. $2,000-$4,000

50 MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A LADY BY THE DA LEE FAMILY (NEW YORK, 1ST HALF-19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper. Profile portrait of a seated lady wearing a black dress and bonnet. Period frame, 4 1/2”h. 4 1/2”w. Ex Howard Feldman (New York), ex Don Walters (Massachusetts).

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DECORATED BUSK. Probably American, dated 1845, maple. Elaborately chip-carved and filled with polychrome paints and crystalline resins. $200-$400

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HANGING PINCUSHION. American/Pennsylvania, 19th century, leather and velvet. Unusual form with two central hearts flanked by birds. Appears all original. Joints between birds and hearts are weak. 10”h. 10”w. Sold at Garth’s in 1990. $200-$400

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GROUP OF SEWING ITEMS. American, 19th century. Glass darner, molded green glass. 5 1/2”l . And nine velvet pincushions including four strawberries, a boot, and a carrot made of red, white, and blue fabrics. 1 1/2” to 3 1/4”l. Together with a large strawberry with beaded seeds, 5 1/2”l., and two similar tomatoes. 2 3/4”d. Wear and some fading. $200-$400

SAMPLER. Mary Ann Venner, England, 1806, silk on wool. Lengthy poem surrounded by delicate scrolling vines. Imperfections. In a period black frame, 17”h. 14 3/4”w. $200-$350

52 SCHOOLGIRL DECORATED BOX. New England, 1st half-19th century, pine. Dovetailed box with divided interior, molded lid and base, and original grape and scrollwork decoration. 3 1/2”h. 10 1/4”l. Ex Paul Carpenter (Ohio), ex Ballantyne (Virginia). $400-$700 14 | GARTH’S November 25 - 26, 2011

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57 PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN (AMERICAN SCHOOL, 2ND QUARTER-19TH CENTURY). Graphite and watercolor on paper, unsigned. Bust-length portrait of a well-dressed woman wearing gold jewelry (including an applied gold foil locket) and a tortoise shell haircomb. In a gilt frame, 8 1/4”h. 6 1/2”w. $450-$650


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58 SCHOOLGIRL BOX. Probably New England (found in Belfast, Maine), 1st half-19th century, pine. Lift-lid box decorated with applied watercolors, including flowers, seashells, fruit, and a violin. 2 3/4”h. 9”w. 7”d. Ex Jewett -Berdan (Maine). $800-$1,200

59 DECORATED BOX. American, 1st half-19th century, oak. Square nail construction, domed top, and original red, black and brown paint on a cream ground. 4 1/2”h. 10 1/4”w. 6”d. $250-$500 56

60 MINIATURE CHEST OF DRAWERS. American, 19th century, pine. Lift-lid compartment over three graduated drawers flanked by carved stiles. Retains an old finish. Replaced hinges. 13”h. 13”w. 8 3/4”d. Ex estate of Malcolm Lafayette McClellan (Bristol, Virginia), sold at Kimball Sterling Auctions (Tennessee), October 1995. $800-$1,200

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CHIPPENDALE TEA TABLE. Possibly Southern, late 18th century, walnut. Molded top with ovolo corners, shaped skirt with tapered legs. Retains a wonderful old, grungy surface. Some imperfections. 29”h. 27 1/2”w. 21 1/2”d. Ex David Good (Ohio). $1,000-$2,000

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62 DECORATED BOX. Northeastern United States, late 1820s-1830s, birchbark. Probably Indian-made and decorated by its non-native owner. Depicts Napoleon on horseback on the lid, the rim decorated with animals and birds and an oval cartouche containing an eagle and shield. The body of the box shows village scenes, an oval cartouche titled Reading the News, a couple seated at a table, and another depicts a family. Together with a three-quarter view of a woman, titled Sarah G. English. Interior lined with cloth and paper. Polychrome paint remains, great surface. Age splits and expected wear. 8”h. 14 1/2”l. Exhibited in Cincinnati Collects America, June - September 2010. $1,500-$3,000

63 PAIR OF SCHOOLGIRL DECORATED FANS. American, 2nd quarter-19th century, satinwood. Each decorated on both sides with watercolor vignettes of birds, flowers and sea shells. One with slightly warped fan, one with loss at the handle end. 14 3/4”l. $2,000-$3,000 62 - 63

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64 CONCEALED PORTRAIT OF NAPOLEON. American, 1830-1850, watercolor on paper. Naïve landscape with a crypt; the trees form the outline of Napoleon. Period gilt frame, 11 1/2”h. 9 1/2”w. Ex Pam Boynton (Massachusetts). Paintings of this type may have originated with a similar print published by a B. Bramell of Philadelphia. See Moyer, Fraktur Writings and Folk Art Drawings of the Schwenkfelder Library Collection, figs. 4-74 and 4-75. $400-$800

65 DECORATED BOX. New England or Pennsylvania, 1820-1850, pine. Dome-top box with its original paint decoration. Ex Sheridan Lloyd (New Hampshire). The painted decoration on this box is similar to that of J.D. Green, see Fales, American Painted Furniture, 1660-1880, p. 238. $600-$1,200

66 CUPBOARD. Attributed to North Carolina, 19th century, mixed woods including chestnut, poplar, and yellow pine. Unusual two-piece cupboard, the upper section with a double-panel door, the lower section with a single-panel door, and retaining old green paint. 67”h. 45 3/4”w. 14 1/2”d. Ex Charles Gerhardt (Ohio). $800-$1,200

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PAIR OF INDIAN OR JUGGLING CLUBS. American, late 19th-early 20th century, maple. Original blue paint with good surface. 15”h. $125-$250

LION TOY AND CAT PUPPET. American, late 19th-early 20th century. Standing velvet and mohair male lion with glass eyes. Wear. 9”l. And a faux fur cat hand puppet with cast composition head. Applied eyes and whiskers. 9”h. on stand. $150-$300

SET OF FIVE PUPPETS. American, 19th century, pine and maple. A devil, a police officer, a hunchback, and two men, all with glass eyes (the devil has rhinestone eyes) and original paint. Wear from use, the devil is missing one arm. 8” to 11 1/2”h. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire), ex Meryl Weiss (New Hampshire). $500-$1,000

68 DECORATED PANTRY BOX. American, 19th century, maple and pine. Bentwood box with copper tacks and old black and red paint, including “J.A.W.” on the lid. 5 1/2”l. $150-$350

69 DECORATED PANTRY BOX. American, 19th century, maple and pine. Bentwood box with rosehead tacks. The lid retains old paint decoration consisting of a peach and strawberries. 7 1/2”l. Ex Sam Herrup (Massachusetts). $350-$450

71 REDWARE PITCHER. Gonic, New Hampshire, 19th century. Incised lines and mottled green glaze. Minor glaze loss. 7”h. $400-$800

73 CARVED LION BY J.W. BRUNGART (B. 1877, GLEN ROCK, PENNSYLVANIA). Softwood and fur. Standing male lion identified on underside as Herman, “born” in 1901 in Glen Rock, and signed by the artist. Missing green base. See lot 74 for another Brungart. 10”h. Ex Barenholtz, sold at Sotheby’s (New York), January 1990, lot 1619, and then at Skinner (Boston), February 2001, lot 101. $500-$1,000

74 CARVED BISON AND CALF BY J.W. BRUNGART (B. 1877, GLEN ROCK PENNSYLVANIA). Carved wood and fur, unsigned. Articulated bison (her head and tail move), and her calf stand on a green platform. See lot 73 for a signed Brungart. Minor losses. 7”h. Sold at Garth’s in 1986. $500-$1,000

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75 DECORATED TRINKET BOX. New England, 19th century, pine. Retains its original yellow and black paint decoration against a green ground. Replaced hinges. 4”h. 8 3/4”w. 5 1/4”d. Found in Strong, Maine, ex Don Walters (Massachusetts). $150-$350

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76 DECORATED TRINKET BOX. American, 19th century, pine. Dovetailed box retaining its original fruit and foliate decoration against a dark red ground. Alligatored surface. 4 1/2”h. 12 1/2”w. 6”d. $100-$300

77 DECORATED MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST. New England, 19th century, pine. Molded lid and bracket base. Original yellow decoration against a black ground. Expected wear, repair at hinge rail. 7 3/4”h. 15”w. 7 3/4”d. Notation “from a CT (Connecticut) collection, purchased from Betty Dorrow, then to Marian Szala.” $2,000-$4,000

78 DECORATED BLANKET CHEST. American, 1820-1850, pine and poplar. Diminutive size with interior till, cutout feet ,and its original orange-red and yellow paint. 15 1/2”h. 21 1/2”w. 12 1/2”d. Found in a Hartford, Connecticut home. $500-$1,000

79 DECORATED BLANKET CHEST. Ohio or Pennsylvania, 1820-1860, poplar. Dovetailed case resting on delicate, turned feet. Retains its original red and black faux graining. Interior lined with old painted canvas. 19 1/2”h. 31 1/2”w. 16 1/4”d. Ex David Good (Ohio). $800-$1,200 | 19


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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG LADY (AMERICAN SCHOOL, LATE 1830S - EARLY 1840S.). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Colorful depiction of a young lady in blue, wearing her hair in ringlets, and seated next to a vase of flowers. Period gilt frame, 10”h. 8 1/2”w.

FOLKSY STONE CARVING. Probably southern Indiana, late 19th century. Block of sandstone carved with a mug and pretzel on the front, a recessed compartment on the top, and initials “P.M.” on the back. 4”h. 7 1/2”l. Ex David Good (Ohio).

FOLK ART CARVING. Probably American, 20th century, pine and poplar. Standing figure of a gentleman, probably a preacher, in a long coat and holding a book. Retains worn brown paint. 10 1/2”h. $100-$300

See lot 81 for another portrait by the same hand. Most likely images of a mother and daughter. $500-$800

The combination of mug and pretzel motifs suggests that this may have been a folksy version of a “bar sugar,” which would have seen use in a pub or tavern. For a Pittsburgh glass version of a bar sugar, see www.iansimmonds.com. $500-$800

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81 PORTRAIT OF AN OLDER LADY (AMERICAN SCHOOL, LATE 1830S-EARLY 1840S). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Depiction of an older lady in blue seated and holding a book. Period gilt frame, 10 1/2”h. 9”w. See lot 80 for another portrait by the same hand. Most likely images of a mother and daughter. $400-$500

82 DECORATED GAMEBOARD. American, late 19th-early 20th century, softwood. Checkerboard in original black and white with gold trim and a blue border. Stabilized age crack. 14”h. 14 1/2”w. Sold at Cowan’s, October 2005, lot 483. $800-$1,200 20 | GARTH’S November 25 - 26, 2011

FOLK ART HORSE. American, 19th century, wood. Stylized horse retaining its original paint and horsehair tail. Repaired breaks at the legs. On a modern base, 5 1/2”h. 7”l. Ex Patricia Staubel (Maine). $150-$350

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DECORATED CHILD’S OR DOLL CHAIR. American, 1st half-19th century, mixed woods including maple. Three spindles and a tablet top, retaining its original yellow paint decoration against a brown ground, and a finely alligatored surface. 7”h. seat, 15”h. overall. Ex Raccoon Creek (Pennsylvania). $400-$800

FOLK ART CARVING. American, early 20th century, poplar. Standing figure of a frontiersman wearing fringed buckskin. Retains alligatored and worn black paint. Replaced left hand. 13”h. Ex Ben Karr (Illinois), found in southern Ohio. $250-$500

87 CARVED HEAD. American, 1st half-19th century, maple. Carved head of a gentleman, probably architectural, and retaining an old surface. A few age cracks. 11”h. Ex David Good (Ohio), found in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. $300-$600

88 DECORATED BOX. Attributed to New York State, 18201850, pine. Dome-top box retaining its original polychrome paint, including swags and stars. Paint wear, repaired hinge rail. 5 1/2”h. 10 1/4”w. 7”d. Ex Bruce Somerville (Ohio). $400-$600

91 DECORATED BOX. New England, possibly Maine, 18201850, pine. Retains its original lock and original black and grey paint decoration. Minor paint loss, including a scratch to the top. 9 1/2”h. 24”w. 11 1/2”d. Ex Tucker Station (Kentucky). $150-$350

92 FRATERNAL LODGE CARVING. American, late 19th century, pine. Folksy carving of the Odd Fellows heart-in-hand symbol. Appears to retain its original, unfinished patina. On a modern base, 6 1/4”h. $400-$800

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CARVED BULL HEAD. Southern Ohio, late 19th century, walnut and chestnut. Folksy head with real horns, and retaining its original surface. 12 1/2”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $400-$700

MEAT FORK. New England, 18th century, wrought iron, brass, and maple. Three-pronged fork with elaborate shaft that includes brass-inlaid “JD” and star, and a turned handle. 17”l. Ex David Good (Ohio). $400-$800

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89 STONEWARE JUG. American, mid 19th century. Impressed “A.E. Spencer.” Ovoid form with bold, brushed cobalt floral decoration. A few flakes to the spout. 11”h. Sold at Garth’s May, 2007, lot 7. Stoneware marked “AE Spencer” is the subject of much speculation and discussion. Comstock attributes the mark to Abraham Spencer, a free black potter in Virginia, but that attribution cannot be verified. $1,500-$2,500

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93 FOLK ART KEY RACK WITH KEYS. American, late 19th-early 20th century, poplar. Carved in the shape of an open book with two birds perched atop. Original paint and unfinished surface. 7”w. Together with seven assorted metal keys. American and/or European, 18th19th century, steel, iron ,and brass. Two are folding keys. 3 1/4” to 5 1/2”l. $200-$400

EMBER TONGS AND FIREPLACE SHOVEL. American, 19th century, wrought iron. Unusual accordion-type ember tongs,13”l., and shovel with ram horns finial. 38”l. $100-$350

96 SUGAR HAMMER. England, early 19th century, wrought iron and brass. 7 1/4”l. For a similar example, see Lindsay, Iron Work of the English House. $150-$350

98 EARLY CORKSCREW. James Heeley and Sons, patent “double lever,” iron. 7”l. Retail mark for Buss and Sons Manchester. $75-$125

99 HANGING PIPE BOX. Massachusetts, 3rd quarter18th century, pine. Rosehead nails, dovetailed drawer, shaped top, and original reddish-brown wash. Replaced pull. 20”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $1,000-$1,500

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100 PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN POSSIBLY ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB MAENTEL (PENNSYLVANIA/INDIANA, 1766-1866). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Bustlength profile portrait of a young man, possibly David Ritchie, with a frilly cravat and coiffed hair in the style of the 1820s. Period eglomise mat and gilt frame, 10 1/4”h. 8 1/2”w. $1,500-$3,000

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101 DECORATED DESK-AND-BOOKCASE. New England, 1815-1830, pine. Two-piece, the upper section with two doors flanked by fluted quarter-columns; the lower section with four small drawers over a fold-out writing surface over two large drawers, all resting on tapered legs. Retains its original faux mahogany and curly maple graining and black and gold stencil decoration. 77”h. 31 1/4”w. 15 3/4”d. Ex Stewart Gregory, sold at Sotheby’s (New York), January 1979, lot 305, (a copy of the auction catalog is included with this lot), ex Clark Garrett (Ohio), purchased at his annual Labor Day Auction in 1980. $3,000-$6,000

102 PORTRAIT OF A BESPECTACLED LADY ATTRIBUTED TO MILTON W. HOPKINS (NEW YORK, 1789-1844). Graphite on paper. Bust-length portrait of an older lady wearing a bonnet and spectacles with hinged sun lenses. Period decorated frame, 14 1/2”h. 13”w. Sold at Skinner, November 2006, lot 829, ex Jim Dawson (Kentucky), sold at Garth’s, October 2004, lot 105, ex David Schorsch (Connecticut), ex Austin Miller (Ohio).

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103 PORTRAIT OF A BOY ATTRIBUTED TO RUTH AND/OR SAMUEL SHUTE (NEW ENGLAND, 1ST HALF-19TH CENTURY). Oil on canvas, unsigned. Boy wearing a yellow vest seated in a rose garden. As found condition. Original ogee frame, 29 1/2”h. 25 1/2”w. Ruth Whittier (b. 1803 in Dover, New Hampshire, d. 1882 in Louisville, Kentucky) and Samuel Addison Shute (b. 1803 in Byfield, Massachusetts, d. in Concord, New Hampshire) were married in 1827, living in Weare, New Hampshire. Both were itinerant artists who traveled through New England. The couple moved to Champlain, New York in 1834, but upon Samuel’s death in 1836, Ruth returned to Concord, New Hampshire. In 1840, she married Alpha Tarbell and they moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where Ruth died in 1882. The family remains in Kentucky to today, including Ruth’s great-great-granddaughter, who owns portraits of her grandmother and great-grandmother, both of which include roses identical to those in the portrait offered here.

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104 GLASS HURRICANE SHADE. American or English, 1st half-19th century. Colorless baluster shade with a folded bottom rim. 20 1/2”h. Sold at Garth’s, July 1976. $200-$400

105 PAIR OF GLASS CANDLESTICKS. American, 1st half-19th century. Clear blown sockets and pressed waterfall bases. $100-$300 106 - 109

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DELFT PLATE. Probably Netherlands, 18th century, tin-glazed earthenware. Blue floral decoration with boldly scrolled foliage. Expected rim chips. 9”d. $300-$500

QUEEN ANNE TILT-TOP TEA TABLE. Attributed to Vermont, maple, 3rd quarter-18th century. Dishtop, tapering shaft, and resting on cabriole legs and pad feet. Retains its original finish with a wonderful surface. 28”h. 32 1/4”d. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire). $2,000-$4,000

107 GROUP OF CANTON. China, 19th century, porcelain. Includes a 5 1/2”h. teapot with berry finial, a 3”h. cream pitcher, a 3 1/4”h. covered sugar bowl, and two cups and saucers. Damage. $100-$300

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QUEEN ANNE SIDE CHAIR. Hudson River Valley, New York, 1760-1780, mixed woods. Baluster splat, boldly turned stretcher, and turned legs ending in pad feet. Retains a wonderful, old reddish-brown paint. 17”h. seat, 38 1/2”h. overall. Ex David Good (Ohio). $400-$800

110 TWO COMPOTES. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1850, blown glass. Pillar mold with a baluster stem and folded rim, 7”h., and a pressed loop pattern compote, 8 1/2”h. $200-$400

111 LACE MAKER’S LAMP. American, 2nd quarter-19th century, glass. Colorless whale oil lamp with blown font and pressed base. Flakes to the base. 11 1/4”h. $200-$400


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GLASS BOTTLE. Ohio, possibly Mantua, mid 19th century. Aqua bottle with sixteen ribs and tooled rim. 8”h. $100-$200

WHALE OIL LAMP. Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, Massachusetts, 18501870. Colorless “Lyre” or “Harp” lamp, with medial knop extension below font and hexagonal base. Wafer construction and #1 fine line brass collar. $75-$125

113 COVERED SUGAR BOWL. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 18201840, blown glass. Colorless baluster-form bowl with a “clown hat” lid. Roughness at the finial. 7 1/2”h. $250-$500

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GLASS MILK PAN. Zanesville, Ohio, 1820-1840. Low, wide bowl in citron yellow with folded rim. Burst bubble. 10 1/4”d. Ex David Good (Ohio). $1,750-$2,500

PAIR OF GLASS WHALE OIL LAMPS. Probably New England, 2nd quarter-19th century. Colorless, blown fonts, pressed stems with diamond bases. 10 1/2”h. Ex Allan Hodges (Ohio). $200-$300

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GROUP OF COLORLESS GLASS. American and English, 19th century. Six blown glass cordials. All of similar form. One with rim flake. 4” to 4 1/2”h. Six lacy glass cup plates, 3”d., and a blown mug with applied handle, 4 1/4”h. Together with a flip, 6”h. $200-$300

GLASS CANISTER AND VASE. Pittsburgh, 1820-1850, colorless blown glass. Canister with two applied rings and a teardrop finial,10”h., and a vase with a flared rim, ball stem, round foot, 7 3/4”h. $150-$300

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119 SILHOUETTE OF A GIRL. Attributed to the Puffy Sleeve Artist, New England, active 1830s. Threequarter length image, hollow cut with a blue dress, brooch and collar in watercolor. Notation “Aged 15 1831” and on the back “Adelin/Adelia Miller Sherman to be given to Emma” (?). Period frame. 5 1/4”h. 4 1/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). $2,000-$4,000

120 DECORATED SHERATON CHEST OF DRAWERS. American, 1820-1850, pine. Shaped backsplash, four drawers, turned feet. Backsplash, sides, and feet are faux rosewood. Front is brown over yellow, each drawer mimicking bookmatched veneer. Replaced pulls in original holes. 47”h. 42”w. 16 1/2”d. Ex Gary Ludlow (Ohio). $1,000-$2,000

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WATERFALL LANDSCAPE (AMERICAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Charming, naïve landscape depicting stylized image of an American Indian sitting near a large waterfall. Period frame, 17”h. 13”w. $500-$800

PAIR OF CHIPPENDALE SIDE CHAIRS. Connecticut, 1760-1790, mixed woods. Openwork splats, box stretchers. Retain mid 19th century rosewood graining with a grungy surface. 17 1/2”h. seat, 37 3/4”h. overall. Ex Don Walters (Massachusetts).

LEEDS CHARGER. England, early 19th century. Round charger with blue feather edge and the center with a five-color, doublehandled vase of flowers. 14 1/2”d. $800-$1,200

122 GROUP OF STONE FRUIT IN WIRE BASKET. American or European, late 19th-early 20th century. Eleven pieces including apples, pears, plums, grapes, and others. Original paint. Minor damage. 2 3/4” to 9”l. Together with an American, early 20th century wirework basket. Folds from footed tray to a basket. 8 1/4”d. when folded. $300-$500

123 FOLKSY CANDLESTAND. American, 19th century, mixed woods including maple. Twelve-sided top with a faceted shaft and tripod base. Retains an old or original dark and grungy surface. 26 3/4”h. 15 1/2”d. Ex Gayle Almonrode (Ohio), ex Clark Garrett (Ohio). $250-$500

The surname “Bodwell” is written in an old hand on the stretcher of each chair, presumably an early owner of the chairs. $800-$1,600

125 DECORATED DRESSING TABLE. New England, possibly Vermont, 1815-1830, pine. Bowfront top over one drawer and on tapered legs. Retains its original grain-painted decoration. 26”h. 30 3/4”w. 15 3/4”d. Sold at Garth’s, March 1980. This table closely relates to the work of Thomas Matteson in South Shaftsbury, Vermont. See Fales, American Painted Furniture 1660-1880, pp. 220-1, for information on Thomas Matteson, and Zea, “Diversity and Regionalism in Rural New England Furniture” in American Furniture (2005), figure 5, for an example of a simpler type of Matteson school decoration $1,000-$2,000

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THREE CERAMIC PIECES. England, early 19th century. Two green feather edge pieces. Plate with anchor mark and Leeds decoration, 8”d., and a leaf-shaped dish with handle, 5 1/2”l. Together with a paneled pearlware pitcher with brown stars and leaves, 6 1/4”h. $150-$350

LEEDS SUGAR BOWL. England, early 19th century, pearlware. Oblong bowl with applied handles and four-color floral garlands. 4 3/4”h. $150-$300

TUREEN AND PLATTER. Late 18th-early 19th century. Regensburg, Germany, creamware oval platter with feathered edge, 15”l., and a feather edge tureen, probably Wedgwood, with red and green edges and a peony bud finial. Some imperfections. 14”l. $400-$600

LEEDS BASKET WITH UNDER PLATE. England, late 18th century, creamware. Reticulated dish and basket-weave underplate with reticulated edge. Green trim. A few minor hairlines. Dish 9 1/4”l., plate is 10 1/4”l. $200-$400

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PAIR OF PLATES. Probably Wedgwood, England, ca.1770, creamware. Rare Queensware with feathered edges with hand painted floral designs with gilt accents, probably designed by James Bakewell. 2” hairline at one rim. 8 3/4”d. $800-$1,200

DECORATED BOX. American, 1830-1850, pine. Lift lid and an unusual, full-width drawer on the left side. Retains its original yellow paint with green leaves and brown trim. Period brass on the lid. Minor imperfections. 8”h. 17 1/2”w. 8 1/2”d. Ex Gail Piatt (New Hampshire). $300-$600

128 LEEDS BOWL. England, early 19th century. Leeds bowl with leaf and berry rim and “RUM” at center. Footed. 6 1/4”d. Imperfections. $300-$500

130 DECORATED DRESSING TABLE. New England, 1820-1850, pine. Scroll-cut backsplash, one drawer, and turned legs. Retaining its original fruit decoration against a yellow ground, and a fancy decorated top surface. Age split to the top, period brass pulls. 34 1/4”h. 32”w. 15 1/2”d. Ex Tom Delach (Ohio). $1,500-$2,500

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135 TWO CANARYWARE PLATES. France, 2nd quarter-19th century. Both with black transfer military scenes and floral borders. Impressed “P&H, Choisy”. 8”d. $200-$300

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136 LACE MAKER’S LAMP. American, 2nd quarter-19th century, glass. Blown pale aqua lamp with applied handle and whale oil burner. Multiple small blisters. 10 1/2”h. $200-$400

137 PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE CUP PLATES. England, 1st half-19th century. Dark blue transfer-printed pastoral designs with pink luster rims. Rim flake to one. 4”d. $100-$300

138 DECORATED PANTRY BOX. American, 1820-1850, mixed woods. Large box retaining its original brown and yellow vinegar decoration. Minor paint loss to the top, some warping to the top, age split to the bottom. 12 1/2”d. $600-$800

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139 SET OF FOUR LEEDS PLATES. England, late 18th-early 19th century, creamware. Reticulated rims with unusual floral central decoration and green squiggly border. A couple of minor flakes. 8”d. Ex Gary Ludlow (Ohio). $300-$500

140 TUREEN AND PLATTER. England, late 18th-early 19th century, creamware. Tureen with molded designs, mostly leaves, and naturalistic handles, 13”l. Ex Elmer Webster (Ohio). And an oval Queensware platter with feathered edge marked “Wedgwood”, 14 1/4”l. Minor imperfections. $300-$700 | 29


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HOOKED RUG. American, early 20th century. Two pots with red flowers. Mounted on pole. 27” by 38”. Ex Randy Farmer (Kentucky). $125-$225

STONEWARE CANNING JAR AND FLOWER POT. Southern, late 19th century. Jar of typical form. Minor chips. 8”h. And large flower pot. Both with a drizzled alkaline glaze. 8”h. $200-$300

142 STONEWARE PITCHER. Southern, late 19th century. Shouldered pitcher with tooled spout and a variegated green and black glaze. Rim chip, repair to the handle. 10”h. $100-$300

144 STONEWARE JAR. North Carolina, late 19th century. Marked “2”, two lug handles and one strap handle, and a drizzled alkaline glaze. Imperfections. 15”h. Ex Brian Riba (Connecticut). $300-$500

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DECORATED CHEST. New England, 1820-1840, pine. Dovetailed box retaining its original vinegar paint decoration on front, top, sides, and back. 14”h. 30”w. 14”d. Ex Sam Forsythe (Ohio). $1,000-$2,000

PAIR OF CANDLE SCONCES. New England, 2nd quarter-19th century, tin. Crimped circular tops with half-circle pans. 13 1/2”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $350-$700


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147 DECORATED STEPBACK CUPBOARD. Attributed to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, 1820-1840, white and yellow pine. One-piece, the upper section with two six-pane doors and adjustable shelves; the lower section with two paneled doors; all resting on turned feet. Retains its original grainpainted decoration. Glass is all original, one pane is cracked, retains key for the upper section, minor wear and paint loss. 85”h. 55”w. 18 1/2”d. Ex Don Walters (Massachusetts), ex Deanne Levison (Georgia). According to accompanying letter from Levison, the cupboard was found in the Shenandoah Valley and relates to similar Southern cupboards that are made as one piece rather than the more typical two. $4,000-$8,000

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TWO WHIELDON PLATES. England, 2nd half-18th century, creamware. Matching scalloped, molded rims with tortoise-shell glaze in good colors, 8”d. $900-$1,200

DECORATED CARRIER. American, 19th century, maple and poplar. Bentwood carrier with swing handle and its original foliate decoration against a brown ground. 10 3/4”d. Ex David Good (Ohio).

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WHIELDON PLATE. England, 2nd half-18th century, creamware. Scalloped rim and tortoise-shell glaze on a black ground, 7”d. $200-$300

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WHIELDON PLATE. England, 18th century, creamware. Scalloped rim and tortoise-shell glaze. Minor glaze defects. 9 1/2”d. $150-$350

152 TWO WHIELDON PLATES. England, 2nd half-18th century, creamware. Both with brown glaze. Octagonal, 8 1/2”d., and scalloped and molded rim, 9”d. $250-$450


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TWO WHIELDON PLATES. England, 2nd half-18th century, creamware. Scalloped rims and tortoise-shell glaze. Minor glaze loss on one. 9 1/2”d. $400-$800

TWO WHIELDON PLATES. England, 2nd half-18th century, creamware. Similar scalloped rims and tortoise-shell glaze. 9 1/4”d. $400-$800

SCHOOLGIRL DECORATED BOX. Attributed to Salem, Massachusetts, maple, pine, and mahogany. Decorated with a landscape on the lid and vignettes on the sides, including ECJK 1824 on the front. Minor loss to the lid. Interior with mahogany dividers. 4 1/4”h. 12”w. 8”d. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire), ex Thomas Moser (Maine). $1,000-$2,000

TWO WHIELDON PLATES. England, 2nd half-18th century, creamware. Matching octagonal, with molded rims and tortoise-shell glaze on a black ground. 8 1/2”d. $600-$900

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154 WHIELDON PLATE. England, 2nd half-18th century, creamware. Scalloped and molded rim with tortoise-shell glaze. Minor glaze defects. 9 1/2”d. $250-$450

WHIELDON SOUP PLATE. England, 2nd half-18th century, creamware. Scalloped and molded rim with tortoise-shell glaze in good colors. 9”d. $300-$600

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155 DECORATED BOX. American, 19th century, pine. Cream ground, flowers on top and sides. 3 1/2”h. 9”w. 8 1/4”d. $150-$300

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160 TWO WHIELDON PLATES. England, 2nd half-18th century, creamware. Matching scalloped, molded rims with tortoise-shell glaze in good colors, 8 3/4”d. $900-$1,500

162 TWO PLATES. European, 19th century. Wedgwood majolica plate with Greek key reticulated rim with a tortoise-shell glaze on the interior, and an oblong plate with reticulated rim and green glaze, 10”l. $150-$350

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163 DECORATED TRINKET BOX. Heinrich Bucher, Berks County, Pennsylvania, late 18th-early 19th century, pine. Typical low box with white, orange, green, and yellow flowers including tulips, triangles, and “C.W. Weber” on the lid. Age crack on the lid, lacking hasp. 2 1/4”h. 9”w. 8 1/4”d. Ex David Good (Ohio). $3,000-$5,000

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165 FOLK ART CANE. American, late 19th-early 20th century, maple. Bird handle with glass eyes and green paint, and the shaft is carved as a snake. 36 1/2”l. $100-$200

166 TWO FOLK ART CANES. Attributed to the same Bristol, Virginia carver, late 19th-early 20th century, wood. Both with dog handles with inset eyes, one with a pewter collar. 33”l. and 36”l. Sold at Kimball Sterling Auctions (Tennessee), October 1995. $150-$350

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FOLK ART CANE. American, late 19th-early 20th century, wood. Foot handle and a snake on the shaft. Old black paint. 32 3/4”l. $100-$200

168 FOLK ART CANE. American, late 19th-early 20th century, wood. Stout cane with snake and original paint decoration. 36”l. $75-$150

169 TWO FOLK ART CANES. American, late 19th-early 20th century. Naturalistic stick shafts. One with crooked handle of horn with a carved fish, 37”l., and one with a carved with a snake, an alligator, a fish, and “JL”, 34 1/4”l. $150-$300

170 STONEWARE CROCK. North Carolina, late 19th century. Marked “5”, high shoulder, two lug handles, and an alkaline glaze. 16”h. Ex Sandra Mitchell (Ohio). $300-$600

171 PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY (NEW ENGLAND, MID 19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Charming full-length portrait of a young boy holding an orange and wearing a blue checked dress. Period frame, 9 1/4”h. 6 1/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). $400-$800

172 PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM H. JACOBS (AMERICAN SCHOOL, MID 19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Wonderfully detailed portrait of a boy dressed in blue and sitting in a fancy Windsor chair. Identified as William H. Jacobs and is dated 1842. Period frame, 9 3/4”h. 9 1/2”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). Several William H. Jacobses are listed in the Census in Massachusetts and Connecticut that are of the right age. $3,000-$4,000

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FOLK ART FRAME. American, early 20th century, pine. Chip-carved with old black, red, and gold paint. 24 1/4”h. 20 3/4”w. Ex Thomas Moser (Maine).

HOOKED RUG. American, 1st half-20th century. Brightly colored concentric ovals, outlined in black. Mounted. 19”x36”. $150-$300

This frame is by the same hand as the frame used to display the sketches in lot 304. $100-$200

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FARM LANDSCAPE (AMERICAN, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY). Oil on canvas, signed lower right. Naïve view of a farm with house in the background and the farmer and his livestock in the foreground. Contemporary frame, 21 1/4”h. 25 1/4”w. $300-$500

176 DECORATED TRENCHER. American, 19th century, maple. Oblong, carved trencher with old or original faux rosewood graining on the exterior and a good scrubbed interior. Rim chips. 22 1/4”l. Ex Robert Hicks (North Carolina). $200-$400

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REDWARE BEAN POT. American, 19th century. Bean pot with sponged manganese decoration. Lacking lid, rim and foot chips. 6 1/2”h. $100-$300

LADDER-BACK GREAT CHAIR. Deerfield, Massachusetts, late 18th-early 19th century, mixed woods. Turned crest, shaped slats, and turned stiles, arms, and legs. Retains 19th-century brown and yellow paint over the original red, and an old splint seat. Imperfections. 16”h. seat, 43”h. overall. Ex David Good (Ohio).

178 REDWARE JAR. Gonic, New Hampshire, 19th century. Green glaze. Minor glaze loss. 8 1/2”h. $400-$800

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DECORATED WORK TABLE. Maine, mid 19th century, pine and poplar. One drawer, tapered legs, and original red and black paint decoration. Original pull. 29 1/2”h. 25”w. 24 1/2”d. Ex David Good (Ohio), ex Greg Karraher (Michigan). $400-$800

DECORATED DRESSING TABLE. New England, possibly New Hampshire, 1815-1830, pine. Scroll-cut backsplash, serpentine front, and tapered legs. Retains its original stenciled fruit and flowers against a faux rosewood ground. 34 1/2”h. 30”w. 16 1/2”d. Ex Don Moylan (Michigan). $1,000-$2,000

182 LARGE STONEWARE JUG. North Carolina, late 19th century. Ovoid form with two handles, marked “5” and has a dripped alkaline glaze. 18”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $200-$300

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183 TWO FOLK ART CANES. American, late 19th-early 20th century. Both with carved face handles and good, old surfaces. 28 1/4” and 33 1/2”l. $100-$200

184 SHORE BIRD DECOY. American, early 20th century, softwood. Old paint, carved beak. 12 1/2”h. on modern base. Ex Joan Coulter (Ohio), ex Samaha/Dorrow (Ohio), ex David Good (Ohio). 150-$300 180 - 182

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DECORATED FOOTSTOOL. American, early 20th century, mixed woods. Impressed “CS, Country S——-”. Fiddle-shaped top and raking, chamfered legs. Old grain paint with some wear. 12 1/2”h. 14 1/2”l. $100-$200

DECORATED TRENCHER. American, 19th century, chestnut. Carved, oblong bowl retaining its original brown and ochre faux bird’s-eye maple decoration. 25”l. Ex Sam Forsythe (Ohio). $800-$1,200

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DECORATED FOOTSTOOL. New England, 1820-1840, mixed woods including pine. Turned legs retaining their original paint, and likely its original floral needlework upholstery and brass tacks. 8”h. 13”l. Ex Stephen-Douglas (Vermont). $300-$600

188 THREE FOLK ART CANES. Two are Cincinnati, Ohio, 20th century. Each with antler handles, one with a carved skull. 34 1/2” and 33”l. Another is most likely Mexican, possibly mid 19th century. Elaborately carved, including a Mexican eagle and snake. 32”l. $200-$400 | 37


189 TWO TOYS. American or European, late 19th-early 20th century, mixed materials. Articulated dancing figures, the jumping jack appears to be a French military officer wearing a chapeau. Retains its original paint decoration. 15 1/4”h. The other is a young girl on an iron and wood stand. 11 1/4”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $250-$450

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190 FOLK ART CARVING. By the same unidentified Illinois carver as lot 238, late 19th century, pine. Man in uniform with red hat and original surface. 5 1/2”h. on base. Ex David Good (Ohio). $100-$300

191 FOLK ART PULL TOY. American or European, late 19th century, pine. Carved military officer on a horse. Retains old, or original, grungy paint, including a butterfly in front of the horse. Minor losses. 10 1/2”h. Ex Randy Farmer (Tennessee). $300-$500

192 DECORATED APPLE BOX. American, mid 19th century, pine. Applied corners and original paint decoration with houses on two sides, flowers on one end, and a dog holding a basket on the other end. Wear and some loss. 5”h. 11 1/2”l. Ex Marion Szala (Massachusetts), ex Clark Garrett (Ohio). $400-$800

193 DECORATED STAND. Attributed to Camden, Maine, 1820-1850, pine. Tapered legs and retaining its original red and black paint decoration. Some paint loss. 28”h. 20”w. 17 1/2”d. $300-$600

194 UNUSUAL WINDSOR CHAIR. American, early 19th century, mixed woods. Probably an invalid’s chair with bamboo legs and stretchers, and brackets on the foremost stiles, possibly to hold candle holders. Retains its original paint, though the seat is unpainted. 18”h. seat, 49 1/4”h. overall. Ex Dorie Stotz (New England).

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Included with the chair is a letter from Nancy Goynes Evans discussing the chair. $500-$1,000


195 DECORATED DOLL CRADLE. American, 2nd half-19th century, pine. Nailed construction and retains its original faux oak graining. 9 3/4”h. 18”l. $100-$200

196 DECORATED DOLL CRADLE. Probably New England, 1820-1850, softwood. Nailed construction and retains its original paint consisting of swags and tassels on a yellow ground inside, and gold stenciling on a faux rosewood ground on the outside. 8 3/4”h. 15 1/2”l. Sold at Cowan’s Auctions (Cincinnati), May 2004, lot 1191. $400-$800

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DECORATED DOLL CRADLE. American, 1820-1850, mixed woods. Of typical form, retaining its original floral and scroll decoration against a yellow ground. 12 3/4”l. Ex David Good (Ohio), ex Don Walters (Massachusetts). $400-$800

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198 FANCY SIDE CHAIR. Possibly Maryland or (Western) Virginia, 1825-1850, mixed woods. Of diminutive size, half-arrow-back Windsor with a tablet top, bowed front stretcher, and its original paint decoration consisting of strawberries and gold scrollwork against a black ground.15”h. seat, 31”h. overall. Sold at Garth’s in 1988. $250-$500

199 PEN WIPE. American, 19th century, velvet and other fabrics. Full-length profile of a gentleman, possibly George Washington. 13”h., mounted in a contemporary frame, 19 1/2”h. 10”w. Sold at Cowan’s (Cincinnati), January 2005, lot 5. $300-$600

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PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH H. DAVIS (NEW HAMPSHIRE/MAINE, 1811-1865). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Full-length portrait of a well-dressed gentleman in profile, holding a top hat and a whip, and standing on a colorful rug, typical of Davis’s work. Period frame, 11 3/4”h. 8 3/4”w. Ex Don Walters (Massachusetts), ex Garbisch Collection, sold at Sotheby Park Bernet (New York), April 1977, lot 399. $1,500-$2,500 | 39


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PEARLWARE TEAPOT. Possibly Barker Pottery, England, early 19th century. Oblong octagonal pot with molded decoration and swan finial. Minor flakes. 5 1/2”h. $150-$350

PAIR OF RAINBOW SPATTER PLATES. England, 1815-1830. Blue and green spatter rims with floral sprig centers. One rim with flake. 7 1/2”d. $400-$800

MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. American, 1st quarter-19th century, oil on poplar panel. Half-length portrait of a confident man wearing a coat with brass buttons, in front of a purple background. Matted and framed, 7”h. 6”w. $400-$600

202 CHILD’S CUPS AND SAUCERS. England, 1st half-19th century, pearlware. Pair of handleless cups and saucers with red and green dots on a blue stripe and a Staffordshire cup with red transfer-printed scene with a young girl and her cat. Foot flakes. 2 1/2”h. $100-$300

204 MINIATURE DECORATED SCHRANK. Pennsylvania or Plains Mennonite, 2nd half-19th century pine. Shaped crest, single paneled door, interior shelf, original lock, original brown and mustard paint decoration. Pintle hinges.17 1/2”h. 10 1/2”w. 6 1/2”d. Ex Joyce Leiby (Pennsylvania). For similar full-sized forms, see Janzen, Mennonite Furniture: A Migrant Tradition. $400-$800

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206 BRACE-BACK WINDSOR SIDE CHAIR. Connecticut, late 18th century, mixed woods. Nine spindles and baluster-turned legs. Old black over early grey paint. 16”h. seat, 35 1/4”h. overall. Ex Thomas Moser (Maine). $800-$1,200 206


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FOLKSY FLORAL STILL LIFE (AMERICAN, MID 19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper, signed below. Naive two-handled vase with flowers. Period gilt frame, 13 1/2”h. 13 3/4”w. Ex Muleskinner Antiques (New York). $250-$450

ELABORATE PAPER IMAGE. Possibly German, watercolor and paper and other materials mounted on paper. Urn with colorful flowers, and on the base “August Diederichs, 1845” with German text. Gold frame, 16 1/2”h. 13 1/4”w. Purchased at Clum Auctions (Ohio), reputedly from the Worthington family of Chillicothe, Ohio. $500-$700

209 DECORATED CORNER WASHSTAND. Probably Salem, Massachusetts, early 19th century, pine. Of typical form with one small drawer and flared legs. Retains its original blue paint decoration on a white ground. 43”h. 21 1/2”w. 15 1/2”d. $1,000-$2,000

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LEEDS-TYPE BASIN. England, early 19th century, pearlware. Flared rim and elaborate blue, floral decoration. Minor imperfection. 13 3/4”d. $300-$500

211 LEEDS-TYPE BOWL. England, early 19th century, pearlware. Large vining “star flowers”. Minor imperfections. 12 1/4”d. $300-$400

212 FAMILY REGISTER AND SCHERENSCHNITTE. Register printed by Currier in 1846, German language. Conte and Schutte families, Cincinnati. Period gilt frame, 11 3/4”h. 15 1/2”w. And a paper cutout framed against green and orange paper. Period frame, 12”h. 15 3/4”w. $100-$300

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MEMORIAL PICTURE. England, mid 19th century, embossed and gilt card and cutout paper, “Windsor” lower left. Memorial temple at center and applied to black velvet with cutout trees and grass. Printed inscription, “Henry Holland, died July 31, 1857, age 54, buried at St. John’s Church Hurst”. Period frame, 17 1/4”h. 20 1/2”w. $200-$500

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214 IMPORTANT ROOSTER WEATHERVANE. Quebec, mid 19th century, tin. Folksy vane with stylized details and an old, painted surface. Mounted on a base. Ex Ralph and Patricia Price (Ontario). Illustrated in McKendry, Folk Art, p. 138. 31”h. (a copy of which accompanies the lot, along with an exhibition poster featuring this weathervane). $3,000-$6,000

215 VENTRILOQUIST HEAD. American, late 19th century, softwood. Stylized features, applied ears, and movable mouth. Old paint. On a modern base. 12”h. Ex Dr. Dawson, sold at Garth’s, November 2005, sold at Skinner’s (Boston), Peter Brams collection, February 2001, ex Dr. William Greenspon, ex Aarne Anton (New York), ex David Good (Ohio). $2,000-$4,000

216 FOLK ART CARVED HEAD. American, early 20th century, softwood. Stylized face carved from an old fencepost and retaining old paint. Age splits, losses. 11”h. Ex Aarne Anton (New York). $400-$800

217 DECORATED BOX. American, mid 19th century, poplar. Retains its original paint decoration on all sides, including a fish on front, against a red ground. Dry surface. 11 1/2”h. 24 3/4”w. 13 1/4”d. Ex Howard and Jean Lipman (New York), sold at Sotheby’s (New York), September 1981, lot 311, ex David Good (Ohio). $1,000-$2,000

218 DECORATED BLANKET CHEST. Attributed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1815-1830, pine. Dovetailed chest with cutout feet, interior till, and retains its original brown over yellow paint decoration, including faux inlaid quarter fans. 23”h. 43”w. 17”d. Ex Tom Delach (Ohio).

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For a candlestand with similar paint decoration, see Sack, Opportunities in American Antiques, October 1981, a copy of which is included in this lot. $2,000-$4,000


219 LODGE STAFF. American, late 19th century, pine. Faceted staff with a carved owl finial. Retains traces of old gilding on the owl. 67”l. Ex Chuck White (New York). $500-$800

220 ODD FELLOWS PLAQUE. American, late 19th century, softwood. Scroll-cut board painted to resemble two tablets with the Ten Commandments in Hebrew. Age crack. 21 3/4”h. 15 3/4”w. Ex Jeff Walton (Ohio). $250-$500

221 FOLK ART PAINTING OF TEMPLE. Watercolor on paper, signed “Gerrit [K.] van Schaicks, October 23, 1808”. The Ten Commandments with a temple surround. Period gilt frame, 17”h. 13 3/4”w.

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Albany County, New York, was the birthplace of many Van Schaicks, at least two named Gerrit Van Schaicks. $600-$900

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PAIR OF LODGE DRAPERY OR BANNER RODS. American, late 19th century, softwood. Acorn finials, sliding central element, and original red, black, and gold paint. 40”l. Ex Tom Delach (Ohio). $100-$200

DECORATED CHEST. New York, mid 19th century, pine. Dovetailed box with a domed top and original paint decoration consisting of drapery, vining plant with heart “flowers,” and “A.B.” Lined with an 1854 Elmira, New York, newspaper. 12 3/4”h. 23 1/2”w. 12”d. $1,000-$2,000

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PORTRAIT OF A LADY ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB MAENTEL (PENNSYLVANIA/ INDIANA, 1766-1866). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Full-length profile portrait of a lovely young lady wearing a blue dress and holding an embroidered bag. Even toning. Period curly maple frame, 13 3/4”h. 11 3/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). $3,500-$4,500

MAINE FAMILY RECORD. Watercolor on paper, executed before 1823. Birds, flowers and a ship decorate the record made for David Stackpole, Judith Hatch Stackpole, and their children. In a period frame, 17”h. 13”w.

226 FAMILY RECORD. Possibly William Richardson, New England, early 19th century, watercolor on paper. Never-used record depicting a tree with fruit. Light stains. Period gilt frame, 10 1/2”h. 9”w. Ex Stewart Gregory, sold at Sotheby’s (New York), January 1979, lot 83. $300-$600

David (1781-1856) and Judith (1788-1879) were married in 1807 and lived in Portland. This record was completed before their seventh child was born in 1823. $500-$1,000

228 CARVED LION PLAQUE. American, late 19th-early 20th century, oak. Found in New Orleans, most likely a carnival decoration. Carved lion’s face retaining a good old surface. 19”h. 17”w. $400-$800

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FOLK ART LION. American, early 20th century, softwood. Cartoonish lion with wild teeth and retaining its original paint. 19”l. Sold at Garth’s in 1992, ex Chris Machmer (Pennsylvania). $200-$400

STONEWARE JAR. Southern, late 19th century. Ovoid form with a lid and a green variegated alkaline glaze. 10 1/2”h. $100-$300

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STONEWARE PITCHER. Southern, late 19th century. Baluster form with tooled spout and a variegated green alkaline glaze. 10”h. $200-$300

232 FOLKSY STONE CARVING. American, late 19th-early 20th century. Depicts a dead tree with an owl on one branch and a recumbent dog at the base. Retains its original paint. Repair at the base. 10 1/2”h. Ex David Good (Ohio), found in southern Indiana. $250-$500


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DECORATED WASHSTAND. New England, 1820-1850, pine. Scrolled gallery over a lower shelf with a single drawer, and resting on turned legs. Retains its original fruit and floral decoration on a yellow ground, and retains its original brass pull. Minor losses to the paint, age cracks. 37 1/4”h. 18”w. 16”d. Ex David Good (Ohio).

DECORATED SEWING CADDY. Pennsylvania or Ohio, mid 19th century, walnut, cherry, and poplar. An unusual form with an upper shelf, a lower drawer, high feet, and scroll-cut drops on the sides. Retains its original paint decoration consisting of a red ground with yellow/cream stringing and polychrome flowers. 11”h. 12”w. 6”d. Ex David Good (Ohio), sold at Garth’s, May 2007, lot 116.

A related dressing table is illustrated on the dust jacket of Fales, American Painted Furniture 16601880. $800-$1,200

234 TWO PARROT PIPSQUEAKS. Germany, late 19th century, papier mache. Original paint. Bellows in good shape, but do not work. One has split. 7 3/4”, 8 3/4”h. $150-$300

235 CHALK CAT. American, early 20th century. Seated cat with original paint. 6”h. $100-$250

236 TWO ROOSTERS. American, late 19th-early 20th century. Papier mache pipsqueak. Original paint. Bellows fine, but no squeak. Barenholtz sale at Sotheby’s, lot 1568. 5 1/4”h. And carved folk art rooster with original paint and wire wrapped feet, 5”h. $100-$350

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238 FOLK ART CARVING. By the same unidentified Illinois carver as lot 190, late 19th century, pine. Horse with original surface. 5 1/2”h. on base. Loss to one foot. Ex David Good (Ohio). $100-$300 234 - 238 | 45


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FOLKSY HANGING CUPBOARD. Possibly Midwestern, 19th century, cherry, chestnut and poplar. Four-pane door under a shaped crest with applied carved details. Retains its original red grain paint. Lower-left molding replaced. 34 1/4”h. 22”w. 9 1/2”d. Sold at Sotheby’s (New York), June/July 1982, ex Don Walters (Massachusetts). $800-$1,200

THREE PIECES OF CANARY WARE. England, ca.1820-1830s. Small pitcher with leaves and silver luster, 4 1/4”h., a child’s mug with transfer-printed dogs, 2”h., hairline, and a child’s cup and saucer (edge roughness) with red floral decoration. Imperfections. $200-$400

TWO CANARYWARE PLATES. England, ca.1820-1830s. Hand decorated with red flowers. Plate, 8 1/4”d., and a saucer with relief birds and butterflies, 6 1/2”d. $250-$500

240 GROUP OF SOFTPASTE. England, ca.1820-1830s. Hand decorated floral designs. Handleless cup and saucer, cup and saucer, plate with relief flowers, 8 1/2”d., and two 8 1/2”d. plates that are very similar. Minor imperfections. $150-$350 46 | GARTH’S November 25 - 26, 2011

242 THREE PIECES OF CANARY WARE. England, ca.1820-1830s. Hand decorated with red flowers. Handleless cup and saucer (foot chips) and a waste bowl, 5 1/4”d., both with scalloped rims. Together with a saucer with relief flowers, 6 1/4”d. $300-$500

244 PORTRAIT OF A REGAL LION (AMERICAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY). Oil on canvas, signed “EE Geyer” lower right. Standing portrait of a male lion on a rocky mount. Decorated frame, 29 1/2”h. 25 1/2”w. $400-$600


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HANDLELESS CUP AND SAUCER. England, early 19th century, pearlware. Unusual raindrop-type pattern in brown. Ex Rhea Mansfield Knittle (Ohio), and retains her collection sticker. $100-$300

MINIATURE MOURNING PICTURE. American or European, 19th century, watercolor on ivory. Depicts an angel at a grave with a willow in the background. Illegible text. Matted and framed, 6 1/4” square. Sold at Garth’s in 1983. $600-$900

246 LEEDS SUGAR BOWL. England, early 19th century, pearlware. Round bowl with bold fruit and floral decoration. 4”h. $150-$300

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MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. American, 1815-1835, watercolor on paper. Bust-length portrait of a dapper gentleman executed with wonderful facial details and set against a classical balustrade background. Backboard with a later inscription indicating the subject is a member of the Dilck family. Eglomise mat and period frame, 9”h. 6 3/4”w. $450-$850

TWO PIECES OF SOFTPASTE. England, early 19th century. Leeds teapot. Blue stylized leaf design. 6 1/4”h. And a Kings Rose handleless cup and saucer. $150-$350

249 DECORATED DOCUMENT BOX. New England, 1815-1840, pine. Dovetailed lockbox retaining its original blue and brown over yellow vinegar decoration and a period, possibly original, brass pull. Wear. 5 1/4”h. 14”l. $200-$400

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STILL LIFE (AMERICAN SCHOOL, MID 19TH CENTURY). Oil on canvas, unsigned. Well-done still life of fruit on a marble slab in good colors. Period frame. 19”h. 24 1/2”w. Ex David Good (Ohio), ex Stephen-Douglas (Vermont). $3,500-$4,500

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PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE SIDE CHAIRS. Attributed to John Durand or Samuel Durand I, Milford, Connecticut, 1760-1780, mixed woods. Of typical form with pad feet. Retains old, alligatored Spanish brown over original red wash. Replaced rush seats and minor surface damage. 16 1/2”h. seat, 40”h. overall. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire), ex Deanne Levison (Georgia).

FEDERAL CANDLESTAND. Dunlap School, New Hampshire, late 18th-early 19th century, mahogany. Octagonal top, tapering shaft, delicate snake feet. 25 3/4”h. 14 1/2”w. 14 1/4”d. Ex Gary Sergeant (Connecticut).

Inspired by similar chairs made in the Hudson River Valley, in Connecticut, chairs of this type were referred to as “York chairs.” John Durand’s surviving account book lists “york chairs” that he priced at four shillings a piece. See Trent, Hearts and Crowns: Folk Chairs of the Connecticut Coast 1720-1840, pp. 63-67. $800-$1,200

For similar examples, see the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. James Ol. Keene, sold at Sotheby’s (New York), January 1997, lot 82, and Northeast Auctions (New Hampshire), August 2002, lot 119. $800-$1,200

255 DECORATED FRAME. American, mid-late 19th century, softwood. Turned elements with tapering finials, and retaining its original yellow and black paint with a good, grungy surface. Currently housing a period mirror. 16 1/2”h. 10 1/2”w. $150-$350

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HORSE WEATHERVANE. American, late 19th-early 20th century, copper and zinc. Full-bodied vane of Dexter with a verdigris surface and traces of gilt. Splits along top seam, one 3”x3” patch on one side cleaned to the copper. 33”l., modern stand. Ex David Good (Ohio). $2,500-$4,500

SHORE BIRD DECOY. American, early 20th century, softwood. Old paint, carved beak. 11”h. on modern base. Ex Joan Coulter (Ohio), ex Samaha/Dorrow (Ohio), ex David Good (Ohio). $250-$500

257 HORSE WEATHERVANE. Attributed to Connecticut, late 19th century, sheet iron. Running horse with old surface. 40”l., modern stand. Ex David Good (Ohio), ex Zeke Liverant (Connecticut). $800-$1,200

258 TWO SHORE BIRD DECOYS. American, early 20th century, pine. Old paint. Carved bird with tucked head. Minor imperfections. 10”h. Ex Don Snyder. And curlew with iron beak, 11”h. on modern base. $150-$350

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260 STANDING BROILER. American, 19th century, wrought iron. 15”d., with kickstand. Ex Roy Waits (Ohio). $100-$150

261 REVOLVING BROILER. American, 19th century, wrought iron. Star at center and a lizard-form base. 25”l. $100-$150 260 - 261


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DECORATED MULE CHEST. Matteson School, South Shaftsbury, Vermont, ca.1815-1830, pine. Chest over a single drawer and resting on high, tapered feet. Retains its original paint decoration and brasses. Imperfections. 35 1/2”h. 39 3/4”w. 18”d. Ex Frank Gaglio (Connecticut). $1,500-$3,000

FOURTEEN GLASS FLOAT BALLS. American, mid 19th century. Including cobalt, amethyst, aqua, green, and yellow. Various sizes. $100-$300

263 BLOWN GLASS MILK PAN ON BASE. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1st half19th century. Pale green with folded rim and foot, 8 1/4”h. See Innes, Pittsburgh Glass 17971891, color plate 3, for a nearly identical example. $1,000-$2,000

265 DECORATED DRESSING TABLE. Attributed to Salem, Massachusetts, 1815-1830, pine. Simple form with cookie corners, turned legs, and original gold floral decoration against a white ground. 31 1/2”h. 30 1/2”w. 16 1/2”d. Ex Judith & James Milne (Maine). $1,000-$2,000

266 DECORATED BOX. Probably New England, 1st half-19th century, pine. Dovetailed box with domed top and original yellow and blue decoration. 8”h. 18”w. 9”d. $300-$600

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PAIR OF DOLLS. American, 1st half-20th century, painted canvas and fabric. African-American man and woman, the bodies made of painted canvas. 29”h. Sold at Garth’s, 1992. $600-$1,200

DECORATED CHILD’S ARMCHAIR. American, 19th century, mixed woods. Shaped slats and old red, black, and gold paint decoration. Some height loss. 6”h. seat, 21”h. overall. Ex Michael Wittemore (Florida), ex Paul and Margaret Weld, sold at Skinner (Boston), August 2000, lot 369. $150-$350

268 DECORATED BLANKET CHEST. Attributed to Holmes County, Ohio, 2nd quarter-19th century, poplar. Amish or Mennonite chest of small size with a dovetailed case, shaped base, and original grain decoration. Minor loss to one foot. 14 1/2”h. 20 1/2”w. 13 1/2”d. Ex Jo Ashby (Ohio). $300-$600

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MASSACHUSETTS FAMILY RECORD. Nantucket, Nantucket County, early 1830s, watercolor on paper. Record of William Coffin (b.1781) and Deborah Swain (b.1784) and their ten children spanning the years 1804 to 1829. The couple spent their entire lives on Nantucket where they raised eight of their children to maturity. Imperfections. In a modern decorated frame, 18”h. 14 1/2”w. Sold at a Clark Garrett (Ohio) auction in 1982.

271 DECORATED FOOTSTOOL. American, 19th century, softwood. Very small size with bootjack ends and old black and white paint. 5”h. 8”l. Sold at Garth’s in 1982. $125-$225 270 - 274

272 TOLE BOX. American, 19th century, tin. Small dome-top box with stenciled basket of flowers on a black ground. Dry, crusty surface. 2”h. 6 1/2”l. $75-$125

273 CHALKWARE DOG BANK. American, early 20th century. Unusual form of a seated hound with a bucket or basket in his mouth. Original polychrome paint. 10 1/2”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $600-$800

For related examples see Simons and Benes, The Art of Family, pl. 58. Two by the same hand sold at Northwest Auctions, November 11 & 12, 2000, lot 307. $1,500-$2,500

276 FOLKSY HOMESTEAD LANDSCAPE (NEW ENGLAND, 2ND HALF-19TH CENTURY). Oil on artist board, unsigned. Prosperous homestead with a horse and rider in front and mountains in the distant background. Original gilt frame, 23”h. 29 1/4”w. $500-$900

274 PINCUSHION. American, 19th century, velvet. Recumbent dog with glass eyes resting on a cushion. Wear and a hole. 3 1/4”h. $75-$125

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277 THEOREM. American, dated Aug. 18, 1827, watercolor on velvet. Hollow cut silhouette of a child surrounded by stenciled stars, sawtooth ring and foliate wreath, with illegible text below. Even toning, some water staining. Framed, 18”h. 17 1/2”w. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire). Ex Grace and Elliot Snyder (Massachusetts). $600-$1,200

278 NEEDLEWORK PICTURE. American, 4th quarter-19th century, wool, velvet, leather, silk, and other fabrics. Wait for Me! depicts a young girl, her schoolbag and slate at her feet, struggling with her untied garter, calling out to another who has disappeared behind a tree near a pond with ducks and lily pads. Minor holes. Period frame, 16 1/2”h. 20 1/2”w. Ex Heisey family (Ohio), sold at their auction in 1991. $200-$400

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FOLKSY PICTURE OF BIRDS. Pennsylvania, 19th century, watercolor on paper. Brightly colored birds of the type found on frakturs. Three pair of birds on two plants. Minor imperfections. Period frame, 11 1/2”h. 9 1/2”w. Ex David Good (Ohio), ex Tim Hill (Michigan), ex Don Moylan (Michigan). $600-$900

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SCHERENSCHNITTE. Possibly Pennsylvania, dated 1823. Large paper cutout with watercolored flowers and central hearts with illegible handwriting. Even toning. Period frame, 16 1/4” square. Ex Diana Bittel (Pennsylvania). $500-$800

THEOREM. American, 1830-1850, watercolor on velvet. Basket of fruit, including pears, plums, and grapes. Even toning. Period frame, 13 1/2”h. 17”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). $600-$900

SET OF EIGHT PUPPETS. Tennessee or North Carolina, late 19th century, maple and fabric. Three men and five women, each in costume with painted faces. Minor damage. Each approximately 13”h., on a custom stand, 31”l. Ex David Good (Ohio), ex Monty Young (Tennessee). $800-$1,600

GROUP OF SEVENTEEN FOLK ART DOLLS. France, 19th century, wood and fabric. Numerous characters, including peasants and royalty. 6 1/4” to 12”h. Descended in a Bordeaux family. $800-$1,200

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285 PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN ATTRIBUTED TO RALPH D. CURTIS (NEW YORK, 1808-1885). Oil on softwood panel, ca.1840-1845, unsigned. Three-quarter portrait of a woman wearing a lace cap and collar and dressed in black. In a period frame, 38 1/2”h. 30”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). Formerly called the Skaneateles Artist, Ralph Curtis was recently identified by J.E. Jelinek. He was born near Syracuse, New York, and the majority of his known paintings have surfaced in upper New York, though Midwestern portraits by him are known. Characteristics of his work include thin paint on softwood boards, somber background color, well-detailed accessories, elongated noses, and obscured thumbs. See Jelinek, “Ralph D. Curtis: A Nineteenth-Century Folk Artist Identified,” in The Magazine Antiques, November 2009, pp.108-113. $6,000-$8,000

286 TIN WIND UP TOY. Strauss, New York, 1st quarter-20th century. Tip Top, The Black Porter. Figure of a man pushing a wheelbarrow, with its original paint. Some wear and bends. 6 1/4”l. Ex Scherre Mumpower (Ohio). $75-$150

287 TOLE BOX. American, mid 19th century, tin. Low, oval box. Unusual sgraffito decoration filled in with gilt and colored enamel. “May we never know sorrow.” Most of the gilt and enamel is gone. 7”l. $400-$800 285

288 CARVED BISON. American, late 19th-early 20th century, appears to be mahogany. Good detail, old surface. 5 1/4”l. Ex Harvey Pranian (Illinois). $150-$300

289 CARVED COOKIE BOARD. American, 19th century, pine. Double-sided, one obverse with horse, Masonic compass and square, and “EB,” the reverse with a cartouche of vines and berries. Original unfinished patina. 5”h. 9”w. Ex Chris Machmer (Pennsylvania). $400-$600

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SILHOUETTE OF A GIRL. American, dated 1838. Young woman wearing a full sleeved blue dress with ruffled white collar. Hollow cut with watercolor and graphite body. Identified as Surbrina Perkins, born 1812 in Maine. Modern frame, 7 3/4”h. 5 1/2”w.

MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. American, 1st quarter-19th century, watercolor on paper. Half-length portrait of a man seated in a bow-back Windsor armchair. Even toning. Period frame, 6 1/2”h. 5”w. Ex Meryl and Jay Weiss, sold at Skinner (Boston), February 2007, lot 299. $400-$800

MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A LADY. American, early 19th century, watercolor on paper. Profile portrait of a lady wearing a bonnet. Period frame, 5 1/2”h. 4 1/4”w. Ex Howard and Catherine Feldman Collection, sold at Sotheby’s (New York), October 1998. $300-$600

Surbrina (Sabrina) married Samuel Pomeroy Plaisted in 1830. They are listed in 1850 Portland, Maine, census. $400-$600

292 MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A LADY. American, 2nd quarter-19th century, watercolor on paper. Profile portrait of a lady wearing a bonnet and surrounded by a wreath of colorful flowers. Period frame, 6 3/4”h. 5 3/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio), ex Don Walters (Massachusetts). $600-$1,200

294 DECORATED RAZOR BOX. American, 19th century, pine. Dovetailed box with a leather strop mounted on the sliding lid. Retains its original red and blue paint decoration. Wear from use. 2 1/2”h. 11 1/2”l. Ex David Good (Ohio). $200-$400

297 LANDSCAPE WITH FISHERMAN (AMERICAN, 2ND QUARTER-19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Folksy view, possibly Southern, of a country house on a river with two men fishing under a stone bridge. Imperfections. Period gilt frame, 16”h. 20 3/4”w. Ex Karen Graves (Kentucky). $500-$800

295 MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. American or English, 1815-1830s, watercolor on paper. Profile portrait of a gentleman wearing a high collar. Most likely by the same hand as lot 24. Period frame, 5”h. 4 1/2”w. Sold at Garth’s, November 1984. $200-$400

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BRASS CANDLESTICK. Possibly Spain, late 17th-early 18th century. Domed base with baluster stem. 7 1/2”h. Sold at Garth’s, September 1983. $300-$500

SACK-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR. Connecticut, 1785-1795, mixed woods including pine. Knuckled arms, splayed baluster legs, and retaining an old reddish-brown over an earlier red. 15 3/4”h. seat, 34 1/4”h. overall. Ex David Good (Ohio).

299 TWO BRASS CANDLESTICKS. England, mid 18th century. Seamed construction. Round base. Wear to the base. 5 3/4”h. And a stepped, octagonal base. 6 3/4”h. $150-$350

The turnings on this chair are very similar to turnings on Windsors made by Ebenezer Tracy of New London County. See Evans, American Windsor Chairs, fig. 6-99, as well as the collection of Helen and Steven Kellogg, Northeast Auctions, August 2011, lot 639. $1,000-$2,000

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DECORATED CANDLESTAND. New England, early 19th century, maple or birch. Square top, baluster shaft, and snake feet. Retains its original gold decoration on a red ground with a crazed and dry surface. Minor imperfections. 27 1/2”h. 13 3/4”w. 13 1/4”d. Ex Don Walters (Massachusetts). $800-$1,200

NEEDLEWORK MEMORIAL. Phelps family, American, 1832, chenille, ribbonwork, crepe on silk. Impressive urn overflowing with realistic flowers, oval medallion inscribed “Phelps 1832”. Ink inscription below “In memory of Affection Phelps Louisa Phelps. Bath, New York, 1832.” Imperfections. In a period frame, 19 1/4”h. 19 1/4”w. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire). Probably Moravian as the crepe flowers are similar to ones known to have been made at Moravian schools. See Herr, The Ornamental Branches, pp. 28-29. $500-$1,000

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303 PORTRAIT OF RUTH BATES BY BENJAMIN GREENLEAF (MASSACHUSETTS/NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1769-1821). Reverse portrait on glass, signed and dated 1815 at bottom. Ruth, aged 74 in this portrait, was the wife of Elnathan Bates, whose portrait was in Art Kern’s original article on Greenleaf (see below). Repainted period frame, 18 1/2”h. 14 1/2”w. Elnathan and Ruth were married and lived in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Genealogical information included with portrait. See Kern and Kern, “Benjamin Greenleaf: Nineteenth Century Portrait Painter” in The Clarion, Spring-Summer 1985 and “Who Was Benjamin Greenleaf?” in Antiques World, September 1981. $1,500-$3,000

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304 COLLECTION OF FOLK ART DRAWINGS. Some are initialled “HWL”, all are ca.1870s, pen, ink, and watercolor on paper. Nine total, matted and in a chip-carved frame in old surface, 27 1/2”h. 25 1/2”w. See lot 173. This unusual collection of drawings, likely all based on photographs, includes seven Civil War figures: Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, Colonel W.S. Rowland, Major General Daniel Sickels, Colonel Justin Dimick, Major General J.L. Reno, Colonel Sir Percy Wyndham, and Confederate Major General A.P. Hill, all on the same paper. Two additional portraits are of Ohio and New York artist William Louis Sonntag (on blue paper) and poet James Russell Lowell (on lined paper). As Lowell was a neighbor of Longfellow and succeeded him as professor of modern languages at Harvard, it has been theorized that the “HWL” initials were for Longfellow, however this cannot, as yet, be fully substantiated. $1,000-$2,000 304 | 59


305 SET OF SIX DECORATED FANCY CHAIRS. New England, 1820-1840, mixed woods. Half-spindle Windsor chairs with original fruit and foliate decoration on a black ground. Expected wear. 17”h. seat, 35”h. overall. Ex John Roth (Ohio), ex Bill Samaha (Ohio/Massachusetts), from the Snow family of Pomfret, Vermont. $800-$1,200 305

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TWO PORTRAITS OF ADELIA LAMBERT BY PETER LACRIENT (NEW YORK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. One is a young teenager with jewelry and her hair in a tortoise-shell comb and the other slightly older and in profile. In a period, stencil-decorated frame, 11 1/2”h. 13 3/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio).

UNUSUAL BOX. American or European, 19th century, pine. Triangular box with glass on three sides and a small glazed door. Original red, black and cream paint. Missing door pull. 2 3/4”h. 7”w. $100-$250

On the back is an old notation, “Adelia Lambert Cooperstown, New York, Grandmother Rofe’s sister.” Adelia could not be traced in the historical record, however, a Charlotte Lambert (1818-1859) married a Robert Rofe (1800-1880). This couple lived in Michigan (a 1927 clipping from the Detroit Sunday Times was found in the frame) and thus Charlotte could be the sister of Adelia referred to in the notation. $800-$1,200

308 TWO PANTRY BOXES. American, 19th century, maple and pine. Bentwood box with iron tacks, and decoupaged with a house on the lid and animals around the side, 4 1/2”l., and a small round bentwood box. $150-$300

309 ROCKINGHAM SPANIEL. Ohio, late 19th century, yellowware. Seated spaniel with full front legs, on a base. 10 1/2”h. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire). $100-$200

310 ROCKINGHAM LION. East Liverpool, Ohio, late 19th century, yellowware. Recumbent lion on a base. 6 1/2”h. 9 1/4”l. Ex David Good (Ohio). $250-$500

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DECORATED DOCUMENT BOX. American, mid 19th century, pine. Dovetailed construction with its original faux mahogany graining and gold and black striping with “S*K*W.” 4 1/4”h. 12”w. 8”d. Ex Jeannine Dobbs (New York). $350-$700


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CANADA GOOSE DECOY. Attributed to Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. Handcarved, working paint with overvarnish. 21”l. $200-$300

THREE PIECES OF REDWARE. American, 19th century. Includes a miniature pitcher, 2”h., (number 840) and a mug, 2 1/4”h., (number 539). Together with a small dish, 3 1/2”d. Ex McKearin Collection (two have tags), sold at Garth’s in 1984. $250-$350

DECORATED PANTRY BOX. American, 19th century, maple and pine. Oblong bentwood box with glued seam and original red, white, and blue decoration. 5 1/4”l. Sold at Garth’s, 1983. $400-$700

314 SEWERTILE DOG. Ohio, early 20th century. Molded spaniel with tooled details. 7 1/2”h. Ex Thomas Moser (Maine). $150-$300

317 DECORATED WINDSOR SETTEE. Probably Zanesville, Ohio, 18251840, mixed woods. Arrow-back with tablet top and scrolled arms, and retaining its original stenciled decoration against a faux rosewood ground. Great dry surface. 17”h. seat, 35”h. overall, 78”l. Ex Betty Williams (Ohio). $1,500-$3,000

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318 PAIR OF DECORATED CHIPPENDALE SIDE CHAIRS. New England, ca.1780, mixed woods. Yolk crests, openwork splats, turned legs and stretchers, and pad feet. Retain ca.1820 black and gold paint decoration. 17”h. seat, 39 1/2”h. overall. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire). $2,000-$4,000

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319 FINE MASSACHUSETTS MEMORIAL. Sally F. Cheever, Danvers, Essex County, 1820-1825, watercolor on paper. Skillfully painted, brush stokes simulating needlework stitches, inscribed “Sacred to the Memory of” and filled in at a later date for her father, Thomas Cheever. Gilt frame, 22”h. 25 1/2”w. Ex Denny Tracy (Michigan). Sally F. Cheever, born in 1806, the first of ten children of Thomas Cheever (1776-1854) and Sally Pindar (1784-1854) lifelong residents of Danvers. On June 18, 1828, she married Dr. Ebenezer Hunt (17991874), also of Danvers. Their only child, Catharine Elizabeth was born a year later. Sally died in June of 1831. Dr. Hunt married her sister, Elizabeth, in 1833. Another Cheever family memorial for two of Sally’s infant sisters is pictured in Garrett’s The Arts of Independence, p. 65, and is attributed to Sally. The present memorial was exhibited in The Fine Art of Folk Art at the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1990, and is illustrated in the catalog. Copies of each publication accompany the lot. $3,500-$4,500 319 62 | GARTH’S November 25 - 26, 2011


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WATERCOLOR PRESENTATION PICTURE. American, 1st half-19th century, watercolor and ink on paper. Verse with image of geometric grove of trees. Addressed to Miss Selena Jones, a present from RF Fenton. On verso is an old receipt marked for E.B. Herrington, Jamestown, March 19, 1830. Double-sided frame, 10 1/4”h. 6 3/4”w. Ex Paul & Alma Brunner, sold at Wolf’s (Ohio), November 1990, lot 415. $800-$1,200

PAINTED SAILOR’S MAT. American, 19th century. Painted canvas, geometric, red, white, and blue, and fringed. 23”h. 49”w. Ex Chris Huntington (Maine), ex Thomas Moser (Maine).

WHALING HARPOON. American, mid 19th century, iron. Lewis Temple-type toggle-headed harpoon with rope lashing, possibly original. Expected wear. 33 1/2”l.

Illustrated in Down East and the Maritimes, exhibited at Bowdin College Art Institute. $400-$700

Born a slave in Virginia, Lewis Temple (1800-1854) obtained his freedom and worked as a blacksmith in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He developed the toggle-headed harpoon in 1848. $200-$400

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VIEW OF THE PORTLAND, MAINE, LIGHTHOUSE BY PLUMMER (AMERICAN SCHOOL, 2ND HALF-19TH CENTURY). Oil on board, signed lower center and dated 1869. Possibly Willis Henry Plummer (Massachusetts, b.1838). View of the light at Cape Elizabeth, with boats in the background and two men in a dingy on the crashing waves. Period gilt frame, 20”h. 26”w. Ex Ron & Penny Dionne (Connecticut). $400-$700

ADVERTISING SIGN FOR PAINTS. American, late 19th century. Signed LR TF Black, dated 93. Oil on board portrait of a battleship flying an American flag. Titled Cruiser Phila. U.S.N. Painted with Lucas C.P. Colors. 17 1/2”h. 23 3/4”w., in a period frame, 22”h. 28 1/2”w. Included is a brochure for Lucas carriage paints. The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships lists the cruiser Philadelphia (the fourth ship to be named after the city), having been laid down in March 1888, and designated the commanding ship of the North Atlantic Squadron. $1,000-$1,500

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325 THREE PIECES OF SAILOR ART. American, mid 19th century. Two pie crimpers. Carved bone unicorn with a whale tail, 7”l., and maple handle and ivory wheel, 5 1/2”l. Together with a rattle with a turned ivory handle and ring of glass beads, 4 3/4”l. $350-$700

326 THREE PIECES OF CARVED IVORY. Nineteenth-early 20th century. Two pieces of American scrimshaw, including a crochet hook with dice, a ballin-cage, and a finial of a hand holding a rose, and retaining its original paint, 7 1/4”l., and a fid with fist finial with red, white, and blue rope-twist carving, 7 1/2”l. Together with a Chinese box in the form of a fist holding a snake; the top of the hand comes off. 1 3/4”h. $300-$600

327 PIE CRIMPER. American, mid 19th century, copper and iron. Looped handle and the wheel made from an 1848 coin. 6 1/2”l. Ex Sorber (Pennsylvania), ex David Good (Ohio). $300-$600

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TINTYPE PORTRAIT IN A SCRIMSHAW FRAME. Nineteenth century, bone. Tintype portrait of a young man wearing a shiny cap. Identified on back as “Frank Grover, Alton, NB” and set in a carved bone frame with a heart below. Age cracks. 5 1/4”h. 3 1/8”w. Together with a folding knife. Minor losses. 4 3/4”l. closed. Both descended in the same family. Ex David Good (Ohio).

INLAID FOOTSTOOL. Probably sailor made, coastal America, mid 19th century, walnut, satinwood, ivory, and bone. Shaped ends and skirt and with inlaid diamonds and circles. Minor imperfections. 8”h. 14”l. Sold at Cowan’s (Cincinnati), October 2009, lot 586. $300-$600

“NB” likely refers to the Canadian maritime province of New Brunswick, however, there is currently no town of Alton in that province. $500-$1,000

330 DECORATED VALUABLES BOX. American, 1815-1825, pine. Dovetailed box with original bale handle and mother-ofpearl inlaid heart. The lid has a portrait of Commodore Stephen Decatur, against a blue-green ground. 2 1/2”h. 8 1/2”w. 6 1/2”d. Ex David Good (Ohio). With his heroics during the War of 1812, Stephen Decatur (1779-1820) helped establish the United States as a world naval power. $800-$1,200

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SAILOR-MADE BOX. American or English, mid 19th century, baleen and hardwood. Tall box with finely shaped joints and elaborate iron tacking. Retains its original surface on the lid. Minor damage to the rim. 4 1/2”h. 5 3/4”d. Ex David Good (Ohio). $500-$1,000


332 TWO TRANSFERWARE PLATES. England, late 18th century, creamware. Possibly Wedgwood or Shorthose and Heath. Identical ships with green enamel, one with bird border, one with stripe (hairlines). $300-$600

333 DECORATED BOX. New England, mid 19th century, mahogany. Probably sailor-made with original paint, including a ship on the lid and the inscription “Ship Prudent of Salem Brig., Crownenshield, master, 1799.” 2 1/4”h. 5”w. 3 1/2”d. Ex David Schorsch (Connecticut). Probably the same Prudent listed in an 1895 Essex Institute guide book as being 86’ length, 24’ breath, 12’ depth and 214 tons and pictured in Old-Time Ships of Salem, pl. 26. The Crowenshields were a prominent Salem family, a number of whom were involved in the shipping industry. $500-$1,000

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335 TWO BOXES. Trinket box. American, 19th century, pasteboard. In the form of an American shield with silk covered pincushion top. Wear and losses. 3”l. And a Battersea enameled box. England, early 19th century. Heart-shaped box with an American ship in distress, surrounded by flowers. Losses. 2 1/4”l. $200-$400

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336 SNUFF BOX. European, 19th century, lacquer. Round box, the lid with a metamorphic portrait of a gentleman if viewed one direction, and a lady if viewed from the other. Losses. 2 3/4”d. $250-$500

337 WATCH KEY. France, late 18th century, brass and ivory. Shells above and below a central medallion, inside of which is an ivory ship flying a French flag. 3”l., plus modern stand. Ex David Good (Ohio). $450-$750 | 65


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COMB-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR. New England, possibly Connecticut, late 18th-early 19th century, mixed woods. Eared crest, bamboo legs and arm supports, and delicate flaring arms. Retains old black paint. 17”h. seat, 37 1/2”h. overall. Ex Hugh Haller (Ohio). $1,000-$2,000

EFFIGY TREEN LADLE. Woodlands Indians, 19th century, maple. Diminutive size with a carved bird head finial and a carved bird claw on the back. Retains some of its original red paint. Split in the bowl. 5 3/4”l. Ex David Good (Ohio). $600-$1,200

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PINCUSHION AND RATTLE. Iroquois/Niagara Falls, dated 1902. Beaded bird pincushion. 8 1/2”l. Ex Madeline Fisher (Massachusetts/Ohio). And a rattle, possibly American Indian (maybe Iroquois). Maple handle, wire and brass, and glass beads. Losses on handle. 9 1/4”h. Ex Tom Dupree (Connecticut). $200-$450

CROOKED KNIFE. Northeast, 2nd half-19th century, maple or birch and iron. Chip-carved with hearts on the top and “JM” on the underside. Original wire wrapping and good old surface. Tight age crack and minor losses. 8 1/2”l., with a modern stand. Ex Denny Tracy (Michigan), sold at Skinner in 2006. $600-$900

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TWO TLINGIT BASKETS. Alaska, late 19th-early 20th century. Larger basket with geometric decoration, rim damage. 5 1/2”h. Ex The Far North (Alaska) And a smaller basket with geometric decoration, damage. 2 1/2”h. Ex Jack Adamson (Ohio). $150-$350

DECORATED TREENWARE CUP. American, late 19th-early 20th century, maple. Footed cup with original black and white smoke decoration. 2 1/2”h. $100-$200

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TWO FOLK ART CANES. American, late 19th-early 20th century, wood. Includes a horse-handled cane with glass eyes, 39 1/4”l., and a dog-handled cane with tack eyes, incised “JED 1927.” 44 1/4”l. $150-$350

STONEWARE CROCK. Ohio, 2nd quarter-19th century. Impressed “Rich, 2”. Small hairline and chip at rim. 12”h.

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347 CARVED CANE. Probably England, late 19th century, mahogany and ivory. Ivory ferrule, the handle is a hand clenching an ivory baton. 35 1/2”l. $100-$200

FOLK ART CANE. American, 1924, maple. Crook handle with stylized faces at both ends, the shaft with leaves, snakes, and lizards, and “Made by MC 1924.” Wonderful old finish. 35 1/2”l. $100-$300

A potter named Rich worked in Roscoe, Ohio, ca.1870. $200-$400

351 KALEIDOSCOPE. American or European, late 19th century, paper and glass. Embossed paper cover and etched glass lens. 4 7/8”l. $150-$300

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THE OLD PLANTATION BY ROBERT BUCHANAN REED (KENTUCKY, 1842-1920). Oil on artist board, typed label on the back. Depiction of a plantation’s slave quarters with numerous slaves. Contemporary black and gold frame, 26 1/2”h. 32 1/2”w. Exhibited in Cincinnati Collects America at the Cincinnati Art Museum in 2010, and illustrated in the exhibition catalog (a copy of which accompanies the painting). Accompanying the painting is typed note, dated 1977, from Mrs. Wesley Reed Everson indicating that her husband’s grandfather, Robert Buchanan Reed, painted the scene about 1880. Kentucky-born Reed (1842-1920) is listed in the 1898-9 Covington city directory as a house painter, and then a tobacconist in 1900-1, having taken over his father’s business. $2,000-$4,000


353 CEMETERY DIORAMA. Ohio, mid 20th century, mixed materials. One tombstone reads “Alfred King, 18841941” 12 1/4” square. $150-$300

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UNION STARCH FACTORY (AMERICAN, 2ND-HALF 19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Period frame, 14 1/2”h. 20 3/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio).

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According to a note on the back “Samuel Cutsinger and two other men established “Blue River Starch Works in 1868 in Johnson Company, Indiana. Forerunner of the “Union Starch and Refining Company in operation as late as 1885”. $400-$800

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CARVED POWDER HORN. Virginia or Pennsylvania, 19th century. Elaborately carved with urns of flowers and retaining traces of old paint. Stamped “J. Bowen” three times. 9 1/2”l. Ex David Good (Ohio), ex Joe Kindig Sr. (Pennsylvania).

DECOY. American, early 20th century, softwood. Folksy merganser with old working repaint. 11 1/2”l. $100-$200

CROW DECOY. American, 20th century, softwood. Charming crow with applied tail and wings, and inset glass eyes. Original black paint and mounted on a pine block. 14 1/2”h. Found in Iowa.

TWO FOLK ART HORSES. American, 1st half-20th century, softwood. Mule in original black and white paint, 7 1/2”h., and a stylized horse in original white paint. Repair to one leg. 6 1/4”h. $300-$400

For a related decoy, possibly from the same maker, see Cowan’s (Cincinnati), May 2005, lot 917. $200-$400

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According to tradition, this horn was made in Virginia, and the maker (J. Bowen) later moved to Pittsburgh. Although no information could be located on J. Bowen, the vase and flower motif is strikingly similar to those used on blanket chests and fraktur in both Virginia and Pennsylvania. $1,000-$2,000

357 FOLKSY DUCK DECOY. Signed by John Violette, Bangor, Maine, softwood. Appears to be a two-headed duck, but is likely meant to be two ducks in silhouette. Inset glass eyes and old black paint. Age split. 15 1/2”l. $300-$500

359 THREE CARVED HORSES. American, late 19th-mid 20th century, softwood. Horse with detailed carving with original brown paint and fur mane and tail, 7”h., and matched pair wearing harnesses. 4 1/2”l. $250-$450

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DECORATED SPICE CHEST. American, 19th century, pine. Eight small drawers over one large drawer with original blue and grey paint and original brass pulls, resting on turned feet. 15 1/2”h. 11 3/4”w. 4 1/2”d. Ex Lynne Dingus (Kentucky). $400-$800

362 DECORATED BOX. Maine, ca.1840, pine. Six-board box retaining its original black paint with highly detailed floral decoration on the front side that is similar to sampler motifs. 8”h. 21 1/2”w. 11”d. Ex David Good (Ohio). $800-$1,200

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WALL SCONCE. American, 19th century, tin. Stylized flower back and a single candle cup. Retains and old surface. 8 1/2”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $300-$600


364 DECORATED PEDESTAL. Probably American, late 19th-early 20th century, pine. Square pedestal resting on a stacked base and retaining its original faux marble paint with a good, grungy surface. 27”h., top is 13 1/4” square. $100-$300

365 FOLK-PAINTED GOURD. Signed B.I. Robards, Oxford, North Carolina. Titled Pickin’ de ole banjo and dated “Killrell, North Carolina, December 1, 1883”. Wonderful depiction of African Americans in front of a log cabin. 8”h. Ex Charleton Bradsher (North Carolina). $1,000-$2,000

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366 PAIR OF FOLK ART PUPPETS. Tennessee, late 19th century, pine and fabric. Two gentleman, one with a big mustache, the other wearing a top hat, both are articulated, including one of the noses. Purportedly used by a photographer to get the attention of children. Original paint and clothing. 22” and 24”h. Ex Monty Young (Tennessee). $350-$700

367 CARVED EAGLE. American, 19th century, pine. Folksy carved spread-wing eagle with its head turned to the left, perched on a branch, wire talons. Wonderful old surface including original white paint on the head. Imperfections. 22 1/2”h. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire). $500-$900

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DECORATED MULE CHEST. New England, 18th century, pine. Chest over two drawers resting on shaped bracket feet. Retains a fancy, 19th-century blue, yellow, and red paint decoration. Replaced pulls, some losses. 35 1/2”h. 36”w. 19 1/2”d. Ex Marguerite Carson estate (Lexington, Kentucky), ex Greg Kramer (Pennsylvania). $1,500-$2,500

PAIR OF FOLK ART NODDERS. Late 19th-early 20th century, composition and wood. Older lady and gentleman with original paint. 10 1/2”h. A similar pair of nodders is advertised in The Antiques and The Arts Weekly, November 27, 2009, p. 30. $200-$400

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369 NOAH’S ARK. Germany, late 19th-early 20th century. Wooden ark with original paint, 21”l., and seventy-three animals. Custommade modern base. Ex Clark Garrett (Ohio). $600-$900

ANIMATED TOY. Germany, late 19th-early 20th century, pine. Scene of a woman and a cat in a house. Pull the weight and the cat’s head moves and she churns butter. Has screw clamp to hold it to a table top. 7 1/2”h. $150-$300

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TOY SPINNING WHEEL. Early 20th century, softwood. Layered paint history including green, white, and gilt. 9 1/4”h. $100-$200

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STAVE BUCKET. American, 19th century, mixed woods. Iron bands and old grey paint. 6 1/2”h. 9”d. $100-$150

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374 LANDSCAPE WITH FARM (AMERICAN, 2ND QUARTER-19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Interesting landscape with a large stone house and servants’ or workmen’s quarters. Period frame, 15 1/4”h. 19 1/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). $500-$1,000

375 MASSACHUSETTS NEEDLEWORK. Hannah Weston, probably Middleborough, Plymouth County, early 19th century, silk thread, watercolor, ink, foil and metallic coil on silk. “Moses in the Flags discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter: Exodus Chap.2.”. Period frame, 20 1/4”h. 20 1/4”w. Ex Heisey estate (Ohio). Of the several possible Hannah Westons, the most likely is the daughter of John and Priscilla Weston born in Middleborough in 1791. See Ring, American Needlework Treasures, plate 111, for a nearly identical embroidered scene done by a pupil at Pierce Academy, Middleborough in 1810. $1,000-$2,000

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376 PAIR OF DECORATED SIDE CHAIRS. New York, 1810-1815, mixed woods. Half-arrow-back Windsors with crossed slats and bamboo legs. Retain their original decoration consisting of a drum, cannon, and flags, against a light brown ground. 17 1/4”h. seat, 35”h. overall. A nearly identical chair is illustrated in Evans, American Windsor Chairs, fig. 5-39. $600-$1,200

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SHERATON ONE-DRAWER STAND. Midwestern, 1820-1850, cherry and poplar. Of small proportions, the drawer never having had a pull, and appears to retain its original red wash. 29”h., top is 16 3/4” square. Sold at Garth’s, 1992. $250-$500

DECORATED SWIFT. New York State or New England, 19th century, maple. Of typical form with its original floral decoration against a yellow ground. 23 1/2”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $800-$1,200 376 - 378 | 73


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MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN PROBABLY BY AMOS HOLBROOK (NEW ENGLAND, CA. 1830-1831). Watercolor on paper. Profile portrait of a gentleman with a white face, typical of Holbrook’s portraits. Period frame, 5”h. 4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio).

PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN BY J.M. CROWLEY (AMERICAN, 1ST HALF-19TH CENTURY). Graphite on paper, signed “JM Crowley Del, New York, June 1837” on back. Profile portrait of a woman in wonderful detail, holding a book. In period frame, 6 1/4”h. 5”w. Ex Don Walters (Massachusetts) with a note from him.

An Amos Holbrook (born 1809) appears in the 1870 census in Niagara County, New York, as a cabinetmaker and another Amos Holbrook (born 1783) appears in the 1850 census in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as a farmer. That most of the known portraits were executed in December allows one to speculate that the artist engaged in his primary occupation during the spring, summer, and fall, and turned to portraiture to earn money during the winter months. See Anderson, A Loving Likeness American Folk Portraits of the Nineteenth Century. $600-$1,200

380 PAIR OF PORTRAITS (AMERICAN, 1ST QUARTER-19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Profile portraits of Harriet True and her husband Daniel in watercolor on paper with a distinctive stippled background. She wears a haircomb. Period black-painted frames, 7 1/2”h. 6 1/4”w. Ex Thomas Moser (Maine). The stippled background of each is the trademark of an as-yet unidentified portraitist known as the “Stipple Artist”, whose initials W.H. are on the back of one of the portraits: “...Mrs. Harriet True taken when she was 20 years of age, Pittsford, May 28, 1822. WH Pinxt.” The other portrait is assumed to be her husband, Daniel True, born in 1807 in Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Harriet Cram was his cousin, born in 1804 in Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont . They are recorded as being married in March of 1829 in Lebanon. Research accompanies lot. $800-$1,200

Examples of J.M. Crowley portraits were in the Nina Fletcher Little Collection that sold at Sotheby’s, January 1994. $1,000-$1,500

382 MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A LADY BY THE DA LEE FAMILY (NEW YORK, 1ST HALF-19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper. Semi-profile portrait of a petite lady with ringlets of hair cascading down behind her ear. Period frame, 5 1/4”h. 4 3/4”w. Sold at Garth’s, May 1987.

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383 MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A BABY. American, mid 19th century, watercolor on paper. Full-length portrait of a chubby baby wearing a dress and seated on a chair. Period frame, 6 1/2”h. 5 1/2”w. $600-$800

384 SHERATON DROP LEAF TABLE. American, 1820-1850, maple and possibly birch. Rounded leaves, scrubbed top, and base with turned legs and a layered surface with wear. 28 1/2”h. 36”l. 16”w. (closed) 35 1/2”w. (open). $200-$400

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385 CARVED WHIMSEY. Possibly Pennsylvania, 2nd half-19th century, mahogany. Elaborately scroll-cut basket and tulips, with birds and smaller baskets. Original varnish and gold paint. 13 1/2”h. 13 1/2”w. Ex Chuck White (New York). $200-$400 | 75


386 PAIR OF SILHOUETTES OF KENTUCKY GOVERNOR JOSEPH AND PEGGY DESHA BY THOMAS EDWARDS (MASSACHUSETTS, 1795-1856). Ink and watercolor on paper, signed, dated 1824. Identified below. Double-framed with eglomise mats, 10 1/2”h. 17”w. Ex Paul and Alma Brunner (Ohio), sold at Wolf’s (Ohio) November 1990, lot 858. Edwards worked in Boston, from at least 1821 and examples of his work are in the collections of The National Portrait Gallery and The New York Historical Society. Joseph Desha, born in Pennsylvania in 1768, settled in Kentucky by 1792. He served in the Indian Wars and the War of 1812. Desha was elected to the state legislature and Congress, and served as governor from 1824 until 1828.

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Desha’s years of public service were highlighted by his efforts for debt relief and his support of the Louisville and Portland Canal (at the Falls of the Ohio), but his reputation was greatly diminished by his conflict with Horace Holley, then president of Transylvania University, and, perhaps more notoriously, his pardon of his son, Isaac, who was twice convicted of murder. $1,000-$2,000

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PAIR OF DECORATED SIDE CHAIRS. New England, 1820-1840, mixed woods. Hitchcock-type chairs with eagle slats, old rush seats, and original decoration. 17”h. seat, 33”h. overall. Ex Deanne Levison (Georgia). $300-$600

DECORATED ALMS BOX. New England, 19th century, probably basswood. Slide-lid box, three sides with painted decoration, including a banner reading “Liberals deviseth liberal things,” and the fourth with a verse on poverty and charity. 2 1/2”h. 4 1/2”l. $250-$500

388 DECORATED WATCH HUTCH. American, possibly Pennsylvania, 1st half-19th century, pine. In the form of a small shelf clock, and retaining its original marbleized paint. 4 1/2”h. Ex Chris Machmer (Pennsylvania). $200-$400

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390 LEEDS CREAM PITCHER. England, late 18th-early 19th century, creamware. Decorated for the Dutch market with Our Lady of Kevalaar. 5”h. $200-$400


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SILHOUETTE. Attributed to the Puffy Sleeve Artist, New England, active 1830s. Hollow cut portrait of a gentleman detailed with ink and watercolor including a brightly colored vest seen in other examples of the artist’s work . Minor imperfections. Period frame, 4 3/4”h. 4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). $2,000-$3,000

MINIATURE DECORATED FOOTSTOOL. American, 1820-1840, mixed woods. Turned legs and decorated with flowers and gold trim against a faux rosewood ground. 2 1/2”h. 3 1/2”l. $250-$500

392 PORTRAIT OF A CHILD (AMERICAN SCHOOL, 2ND QUARTER-19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper, unsigned. Sweet child in a blue striped dress. Period frame. 5 3/4”h. 5”w. Slight soiling and toning. Ex Dennis Raleigh (Michigan). $200-$400

393 DECORATED WATCH HUTCH. Probably Italy, late 18th-early 19th century, softwood. Carved laurel and swag with original polychrome paint. Imperfections. 8 1/4”h. $300-$500

395 FOLK ART SEWING CADDY. American, 2nd half-19th century, poplar and pine. Dovetailed case, with one nailed drawer, elaborate openwork decoration, shoe feet, and its original polychrome paint. 6 1/2”h. 7 1/2”w. 5”d. $250-$500

396 HANGING SHELVES. American, late 19th century, softwood. Openwork shelves with a gothic pediment. Yellowed varnish over light blue paint over black. 46”h. 24”w. 7”d. $300-$600

397 MASSACHUSETTS NEEDLEWORK. Silk on linen. Signed “Wrought by Elizabeth Kendall Greenwich aged 12 years / under tuition of Persis Dodd Princton [sic] 1813”. Three plump dove-like birds appear in the tree branches and among the flowers. A large basket with additional blooms is on the ground. Imperfections. In a period decorated frame, 18”h. 17”w. Ex David Good (Ohio).

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Elizabeth was born to Samuel and Molly Kendall in April 25, 1801 in Greenwich, Hampshire County. She married Joseph Raymond in 1830 and the couple raised three children in Royalston where she died in 1887. The instructress, Persis Dodd, had connections to Princeton, in neighboring Worchester County, as she was born there in 1791 to William and Anna Dodd. In 1815 she married Leonard Woods in Enfield, Hampshire County. Both Greenwich and Enfield were disincorporated in 1938 and flooded to create the Quabbin Reservoir. $600-$1,200

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DOOR LATCH. American, early 20th century, cast iron. Latch with a pivoting duck head. 8”l. Ex Harvey Pranian (Illinois). $200-$400

SHAKER PANTRY BOX. Canterbury, New Hampshire, 19th century, maple and pine. Copper tacks and original surface. 12 1/4”l. Ex David Good (Ohio). $900-$1,200

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WHIP HOLDER OR CHAIN HITCH FROM A CONESTOGA WAGON. American, 19th century, wrought iron. In the form of a coiled snake with a ram’s horn nut. Expected pitting and corrosion. 9 1/2”l. With modern stand.

TWO PULL TOYS. Probably 20th century, sheet iron. Similar peacocks with punched and stamped decoration and iron wheels.10”l. Purchased separately, one from Phil Hunter (Ohio). $125-$250

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FOLK CARVING American, 19th century, white and yellow pine. Carved hand holding a turned leg, possibly a turner’s trade sign. Retains some old reddish-brown paint on the hand, leg retains its original natural finish. 17”h. Ex Uncle Tom’s Cabins Antiques (Pontius), found in Virginia. $400-$800

TRADE SIGN. Sunbury, Ohio, late 19th-early 20th century, appears to be maple. Diamond-shaped sign for Burt’s Dairy, with original, crazed paint. 48”l. $250-$450

404 ROOSTER WEATHERVANE. Northern Indiana or Southern Michigan, late 19th-early 20th century, sheet iron. Rooster with a wonderful variegated surface. 17 1/2”h. Ex David Good (Ohio), purchased from a Mr. Miller of Shipshewana in the 1980s. $1,000-$2,000


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405 PAIR OF PORTRAITS ATTRIBUTED TO AMMI PHILLIPS (NEW YORK, 1788-1865). Oils on canvas, unsigned. The handsome, dark eyed man sits with his arm over the crest of a fancy chair and presumably his ringlet-haired wife holds eight strawberries, two withered. Her arm rests on a stack of books. She wears a stylish sheer collar fasten with gold brooch, gold earrings, and tortoise-shell comb in her hair. Gilt frames, 36 1/2”w. 30 1/4”w. Sold at Garth’s, July 1983, lot 271. Accompanying these portraits is a 1983 letter from Don Walters attributing these to Phillips “without reservation.” Specifically, Walters notes the depiction of the gentleman’s shirt, as well as lady’s distinctive leaning pose, the positioning and execution of her hands, and the use of highlights on her curls, as well as the inclusion of strawberries, a common motif in Phillips’ portraits of women and children. See Good, “Ammi Phillips (1788-1865)” in Antiques and Fine Art 2009 and The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, October 1965. $9,000-$12,000 | 79


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HORN MULL AND SPECTACLES. Nineteenth century. Scottish mull with brass rim and hinged lid. 2 3/4”h. And a pair of steel spectacles in a black papier mache and lacquer case. 6”l. $100-$200

SUGAR BOWL, CREAMER AND CUP AND SAUCER. England, early 19th century, salt-glazed stoneware. Castleford types. Covered sugar with oblong bowl, molded figural decoration, and floral finial. Trimmed in green, 5 1/4”l. And creamer with molded decoration including eagle and shield. 4”h. Together with a child’s cup and saucer in artichoke pattern. $400-$600

FOLK ART TOY AND ANIMALS. Possibly American, late 19th-early 20th century, wood and cloth. Climbing clown. Probably Germany, late 19th-early 20th century, softwood. One pair each of cows, pigs, elephants, and dogs. Total of eight animals.1” to 2 1/2”h. $75-$125

407 TWO TOBACCO BOXES. Netherlands, 18th century, brass with copper. Four vignettes on lid and underside. 6 1/4”l. And oval example with numerous vignettes on the lid, three on the underside. 5 1/4”l. $250-$500

408 THREE PIECES OF TREEN. American, 19th century, maple. Footed cup in original red and black, 3 1/4”h., a lidded bowl in original green and black (traces of blue), 4 1/4”d., and a stamp box in original red and black. 1 3/4”h. $200-$300 80 | GARTH’S November 25 - 26, 2011

410 WALLPAPER BOX. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, mid 19th century. Vibrantly colored wallpaper on an oblong box. Lined with a Lebanon German-language newspaper that has an article on the Mexican War. 3 1/4”h. 7”l. Sold at Garth’s in 1983. Illustrated in the Treasury of American Design, fig. 1942. Includes typed translations of many of the ads and articles. $800-$1,200

412 WATCH HUTCH. Probably American, 19th-20th century, softwood. Folksy carved with kickstand. Old finish. $75-$125

413 HOOKED RUG. American, 1st half-20th century. Good size rug with striated blue center with scattered mustard leaves, trailing floral vine on mustard ground border. 55” x 73”. $150-$300


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415 CORNER CUPBOARD. Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, early 19th century, cherry, pine and poplar. Two-piece, the upper section with nine panes and molded mullions; the lower section with a paneled door, all resting on ogee bracket feet. Retains its original blue and red paint. Minor repairs to the cornice. 81”h. 46”w. 20”d., requires a 32” corner. Ex Glenn Parker (Pennsylvania), ex Keith Collis (Pennsylvania), ex Joan Rabb (Pennsylvania). $2,500-$5,000

416 TRINKET BOX. American, 19th century, oak and pine. Small dome-top box covered in block-printed blue wallpaper. Wear, lacking hasp. 3 1/2”h. 5 1/2”w. 3 1/2”d. Ex Ken Manko (Maine). $200-$400

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417 TWO WASTE BOWLS. England, late 18th century. Larger with birds and flowers, smaller with butterflies and flowers. One labeled “Caughley,” both with crescent moon marks. Larger with rim chips. 6 1/4”d. and 5”d. $200-$300

418 MINIATURE ON PAPER PORTRAIT OF JOHN FLETCHER BARKER . American, 1830-1845, graphite on paper. Half-length portrait of a gentleman seated in a fancy Windsor chair. In a period curly maple frame, 8”h. 7”w. Ex Don Walters (Massachusetts). The portrait is identified on the back as John Fletcher Barker, born in 1800. Genealogical research has found Barker, born in 1799 in Virginia, and married to Catherine Weaver in Kentucky. $250-$450

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MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF JAMES TEMPLETON. American or English, watercolor on paper. Profile portrait of a handsome young man identified below image as James Templeton and dated 1820 (the name and date were later covered in white paint). Period curly maple frame, 6 1/4”h. 5 1/4”w. $150-$350

420 TWO DELFT PLATES. European, 18th century, tin-glazed earthenware. Includes a blue and white plate in the Chinese taste, 8 3/4”d., and a polychrome-decorated plate with flowers, 9”d. Both have expected rim chips. $600-$800

421 DELFT FLOWER BRICK. European, 18th century, tin-glazed earthenware. Checked pattern with flowers. Expected glaze flakes. 2 1/2”h. 6”l. $250-$500

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PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PLATES. China, 19th century, porcelain. Floral decoration, scalloped rim. 9”d. Ex Helen Woolworth McCann collection, sold at Sotheby’s, 1977. $200-$500

THREE PIECES OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN. China, 19th century, porcelain. Includes a 12”d. charger with floral decoration and a pair of 9”d. plates with floral and pineapple decoration (Nanking, made for the Continental market). Rim chip to one of the pair. $400-$600

424 PORTRAIT OF CHARLES WHITTEMORE BY THOMAS WILDER (VERMONT/NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1791-1862). Oil on canvas, signed on verso and dated 1842. Portrait of a young boy standing next to a chair. Original mahogany veneer frame, 33”h. 30”w. Ex Don Walters (Massachusetts). Born in Vermont, Thomas Wilder worked in his father’s New Hampshire chair factory before branching out on his own, doing “...all kinds of Ornamental Painting”. By 1839, he was painting portraits in Vermont and New Hampshire. The subject of this portrait is Charles, the fourteen-year-old son of Dexter Whittemore (born ca.1799) of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire. In the 1850 Census, Dexter is listed as a merchant , living with his wife and five children, including Charles, who is listed as one of two of his father’s clerks. See Kern, “Thomas Wilder: Early New England Portrait Painter” in Antiques and Fine Art, Autumn / Winter 2008, in which this portrait is illustrated and discussed. $3,500-$4,500 424

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BOWBACK WINDSOR SIDE CHAIR. American, early 19th century, mixed woods. Bamboo legs and old paint. 17”h. seat, 35 1/2” overall. Ex David Good (Ohio). $400-$800

COBBLER’S BENCH. Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, early 19th century, maple and polar. Tray top, one drawer, and retains an old red wash. 19”h. 25”w. 17”d. Ex David Good (Ohio), ex Chris Machmer (Pennsylvania). $300-$600

FOLK ART DOG. American, late 19th-early 20th century, pine. Branch carved in the form of a pointing dog, inset with bead eyes. Mounted on a base. 7”h. 11 1/2”l. Ex Mimi Morgan (Kentucky). $150-$300

426 BOWBACK WINDSOR SIDE CHAIR. American, early 19th century, mixed woods. Bamboo legs and old paint. 17”h. seat, 35 1/2”h. overall. Ex David Good (Ohio). $400-$800

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PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN (AMERICAN SCHOOL, 2ND QUARTER-19TH CENTURY). Oil on pine panel, unsigned. Bust-length portrait of a handsome gentleman dressed in black. Unframed, 11 1/2”h. 9”w. $400-$600

431 SET OF SIX DECORATED CHAIRS. Attributed to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1820-1850, mixed woods. Half-spindle Windsors with original fruit decoration against a grey ground. Wear and paint loss. 17 1/4”h. seat, 31 1/2”h. overall. $800-$1,200

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PIECED AND APPLIQUED QUILT. American, 3rd quarter-19th century, cotton. Handsewn, hand quilted. Stylized floral appliquéd center surrounded with twelve pieced blocks in a star pattern. Sawtooth inner border on two sides, double border of white then green. 79” x 89”. Sold at Sotheby’s, 1983. $500-$1,000

MAINE MOURNING PAINTING. Goodwin family, South Berwick, York County, watercolor on paper, late 1820s -early 1830s, signed “MG” on a tombstone. Church graveyard with text on the tombstones. Period frame, 11 3/4”h. 16 3/4”w. Ex Paul DeCoste (Massachusetts).

CARVED HORSE. Pennsylvania, late 19th century, hardwood. Stylized, folksy carving with glass eyes, horsehair tail and mane, and old red over earlier yellow paint. On a modern stand, 23 1/2”h. 23 1/2”l. $600-$1,200

433 DECORATED BLANKET CHEST. Pennsylvania, dated 1833, pine and poplar. Dovetailed box, interior till, and bracket feet. Retains its original red and black paint decoration including a tulip and “1833” in a heart at lower-center. 28 1/2”h. 49 1/2”w. 23”d. Ex David Good (Ohio). $1,500-$2,500

This memorial is for Molly Wallingford Goodwin (1752-1826), wife of Major General Ichabod Goodwin (1743-1829) and their daughter, Hannah Goodwin Seaver (1781-1820) wife of Joseph W. Seaver, Esq. The Goodwins were prominent family in South Berwick, the Maior General, being a member of the Provincial Congress in1775, an officer in the Revolution and in the Massachusetts militia, and a county sheriff. $1,000-$2,000

436 ROCKING HORSE. American, late 19th century, mixed woods. Leather saddle, horsehair tail and mane, and original paint decoration. 24”h. 48”l. Ex Frank Gaglio (New York). $300-$500

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437 PORTRAIT OF A LADY (AMERICAN SCHOOL, CA. 1830S). Oil on canvas, unsigned. Bust-length portrait of a lovely lady wearing a black dress and an impressive lace cap and ruff. Some restoration. Modern frame, 29 1/2”h. 24 1/2”w. $1,000-$1,500

438 EARLY MIRROR. Attributed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, late 17thearly 18th century, pine and glass. Small hanging mirror set in a carved pine frame, with numerous make-do repairs. 10 1/2”h. 6 1/4”w. Ex David Good (Ohio), ex Roger Bacon (New Hampshire). $1,000-$2,000

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EARLY SILVER TABLESPOON. Marked “BVR” in script, American, 18th century. Period monogram “C” over “IC.” 8 3/4”l. Approximately 1.8 ozt. $150-$300

440 RARE PAIR OF SILVER TEASPOONS. Marked for Isaac Van Nuys, Cincinnati, Ohio, ca.1805. 5 1/2”l. Approximately .8 ozt. Van Nuys (1765-about 1848) advertised for an apprentice in the Western Spy in June 1805. He partnered with Thomas Best from 1806 until 1807, and then he apparently left Cincinnati. See Beckman, Cincinnati Silversmiths, Jewelers, Watch and Clockmakers, p. 140. Another spoon from this same set is in the collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum and currently on view in the Cincinnati Wing. $200-$400

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GOOD GROUP OF SILVER FLATWARE. Cincinnati, Ohio, mid 19th century. Includes a 10” soup or punch ladle by Wilson McGrew, a 6” sauce ladle by E.H. Hill, four 8 1/2” forks by Hazen and Collins, six 7” teaspoons by Duhme and Company, six 6” teaspoons by Hazen and Collins, five 5 3/4” teaspoons by Edward and David Kinsey, and three 6” teaspoons by Richard Clayton. Approximately 26 ozt. $300-$600

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442 GROUP OF SILVER FLATWARE. American, 19th century. Approximately 75 pieces, mostly teaspoons. Makers include Hotchkiss and Schraeder (NY), Hall and Elton (NY), H&D Rosenberg (NY), G.B. Botsford (CT), Joseph Seymour (NY), Erastus Cook (NY), J.P. Allen, and others. Together with a mid 19th century silverplated baby rattle in the form of Humpty Dumpty. Approximately 39 ozt. $500-$1,000

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THE WORK OF MANY HANDS: CARD TABLES IN FEDERAL AMERICA, 17901820. Hewitt, Kane, and Ward. New Haven: Yale University, 1982. Paperback. $150-$250

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THE GREAT RIVER: ART AND SOCIETY OF THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY, 16351820. $200-$400

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TWO AUTOGRAPH ALBUMS AND FOUR BOOKS. One album filled with inscriptions from the 1860s and 1870s, Massachusetts, with handcolored lithograph floral vignettes. The other with marbleized boards, copied poetry and inscriptions dated in the 1860s, from Pulaski, New York, with a few original flower watercolors. And a McGuffy Reader, German hymnal, schoolboy’s math copybook, and a German diary in a marbleized slipcase. $100-$200

447 GROUP OF BOOKS ON SOUTHERN FURNITURE. $100-$200

448 GROUP OF BOOKS ON ANTIQUE LIGHTING. $100-$200

449 GROUP OF BOOKS ON GERMANIC ANTIQUES AND FOLK ART. $100-$200

450 GROUP OF BOOKS ON AMERICAN FURNITURE. $100-$200

451 GROUP OF BOOKS ON AMERICAN FOLK ART. $100-$200

452 GROUP OF BOOKS ON AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN METALWARE. $100-$200

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458 PORTRAIT OF MARTHA RICH TITUS BY WILLIAM WHITLOCK (NEW YORK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY). Oil on panel, unsigned. Half-length profile portrait of Martha, ca.1815, dressed in black. In a 19thcentury mahogany frame, 11”h. 9”w. Martha was born May 27, 1776, in Enfield, Massachusetts, marrying Ebenezer Titus in 1792. Accompanied by a handwritten note outlining the descent of this painting in the family. $800-$1,600

459 PORTRAIT OF A JOSEPH DOWNS (AMERICAN SCHOOL, 1ST QUARTER-19TH CENTURY) Oil on canvas, unsigned. Half-length portrait of a young man with short hair and wearing an embroidered silk vest. Identified on reverse as “Joseph Downs of Ansonia 38-40 years old, will probated in Woodbridge.” Appears to have its original gilt frame, 27 1/4”h. 23 1/4”w. Ex Frank Gaglio (New York).

TEN PATTERN GLASS GOBLETS. American, 19th century, colorless glass. Various patterns. From 6 1/2” to 6 3/4”h. $50-$100

A Joseph Downs was born in Woodbridge, New Haven County, Connecticut, in 1801. He married Mary Adaline Morris in 1823. Ansonia and Woodbridge are neighboring towns.

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SEWING BOX. American, 2nd half-19th century. Pasteboard box, velvet pincushion inside, mirror inside the lid. Outside with gold stamped foil, the top with hand painted flowers and heart under glass. Ex Charlie Hodges (Ohio). 3 1/2”l. $150-$350

SMALL DESKTOP BOX WITH DRAWERS. American or English, 19th century, pine. Lift-lid box with divided interior over six drawers (some lined with period green paper). Retains traces of its original surface. 2 3/4”h. 7 1/2”w. 4”d. $200-$400

MINIATURE PORTRAIT ON IVORY. Probably Massachusetts, 1st half19th century. Charming portrait of a lovely young lady wearing a white dress and a large tortoise-shell comb. Mounted in a red leather photograph case labeled by James Dyer, Boston. 2 5/8”h. 3 1/8”w. Ex David Good (Ohio). $300-$600

MINIATURE PORTRAIT ON IVORY. Probably European, 1st half-19th century. Signed “Ledue” lower right. Portrait of a matronly lady wearing a rose and a red shawl. Watercolor on ivory. Mounted in a red leather photograph case, 3 1/2”h. 3”w. Ex Lynne Dingus (Kentucky). $300-$500

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464 FOUR PIECES OF DECORATED TREENWARE. American, 19th century, maple. Three footed cups and a footed caster, all with reddish-brown paint decoration. 3 1/2” and 4 1/2”h. $200-$300

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THEOREM. Fairfield County, Ohio, ca.1823, watercolor on paper. Basket of flowers including tulips on a tabletop. Period frame, 16 3/4”h. 19 1/4”w.

FOLK ART BOX. Early 20th century, mixed woods. In the form of a fiddle, with a long drawer at the end. Original varnish finish. 8 1/4”l. $200-$400

FOLK ART TRINKET BOX. American, late 19th century, poplar. In the form of a house, with the roof lifting as the lid, with its original blue paint. 4”l. Ex Denny Tracey (Michigan). $200-$400

Purchased at an on-site estate auction by Mike Clum in the Hocking Hills, March 1996. An old typed note identifies the artist as Susanna Leightner Eckert Graybill, who married John Graybill of Greenfield Township, Fairfield County, on May 19, 1819. The 1850 Federal Census lists John and Susanna in Greenfield Township living with four youngsters between nine and twenty, none of whom share their last name. $400-$800

466 TWO FOLK ART BOXES. American, late 19th-early 20th century, softwood. Naughty coffin shaped box with a man inside with articulated body part, 4”l. Ex Tom Delach (Ohio). And another carved coffin with a man inside. Original paint, penciled on top is “You are dead you rascal you.” 5 1/2”l. $250-$450

468 DECORATED SLIDE-LID BOX. American, 2nd quarter-19th century, maple. Dovetailed box with divided interior. Retains its original watercolor decoration consisting of a vignette on the lid with cupid, as well as flowers, fruit, and shells. Holes in the side. Lacking one divider. 1 3/4”h. 6 1/2”l. Ex Nina Fletcher Little (sold at Sotheby’s, October 1994, lot 856). Illustrated in Little, Neat and Tidy, fig. 60. Inked notation on the underside “Thread box used by S.M. Goddard, 1811-1879”. Retains Nina’s contents: spool, colored straw boxes, and labels on underside. $1,000-$1,500

470 TWO HOOKED RUGS. American, 1st half- 20th century. Grey striated ground frames the name “Lucky” and four horseshoes. 24”h. 31”l. And one with fish scale pattern. 22 1/4” x 35 1/2”. Both with imperfections. $100-$200

471 TWO HOOKED RUGS. American, late 19th-early 20th century. Brightly colored rug with fan corners and sawtooth border. 22” x 34”. And a floral rug with pattern similar to appliqué quilts. 24” x 30”. $125-$250 | 89


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472 PAIR OF FRONTIER PORTRAITS ((WEST) VIRGINIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY). Pencil and ink on paper, unsigned, dated 1795. Three-quarter length profiles of seated couple, inscribed Robert Woods and Elizabeth Woods. Written on the reverse “Robert Woods and Elizabeth S. Eoff was Married in Ohio Co. Virginia in the year 1731. and spent their lives on the Wood Plantation near Grave Creek on the Ohio river”. Imperfections on margins. Matted together and in a period frame, 10 1/2”h. 12 1/2”w. Sold at Cowan’s (Cincinnati) May 2004, lot 1026.

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474 SCHERENSCHNITTE. Attributed to Southeastern Pennsylvania. Paper cutout with watercolors. Vividly colored flowers and birds with a central circle inscribed for Rosanna Witmer, born June 11, 1815. Placed against black wool, in a period frame, 11 3/4”h. 13 1/2”w. Ex Wichmann, Sotheby’s (New York), June 1983. $750-$1,500

The date of 1795 and their marriage date are incorrect-the chairs and costume date the portraits to ca.1815-1825. Robert Woods (born in 1757 in Albemarle County, Virginia) and Elizabeth Eoff (born 1760 in Boteourt Count, Virginia) were married in Wheeling, Ohio County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1799. They were early settlers in the area, Woods working as surveyor. He died in 1831. $800-$1,200

475 DECORATED EMPIRE CHEST OF DRAWERS. Pennsylvania, mid 19th century, poplar. Overhanging top drawer over three drawers, applied turnings, and turned feet. Original faux mahogany paint. 39 1/2”h. 40 1/4”w. 20 1/2”d. Ex Jon Graeter (Ohio).

473 FOLKSY HANGING SHELF. American, late 19th century, mahogany. Of small size with three shelves and a back comprised of birds and foliate designs. Retains its original polychrome paint on the birds and original green overall. A few later nails. 15”h. 9 1/2”w. Ex Stephen-Douglas (Vermont). $300-$600 90 | GARTH’S November 25 - 26, 2011

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BLANKET CHEST. American, early 19th century, pine. Six-board chest with wedged dovetails, interior till, scroll-cut skirt, and old green over original blue paint. Original wrought-iron strap hinges. 23”h. 43 1/4”w. 18 1/2”d. Ex David Good (Ohio). $1,000-$2,000

ROOT SNAKE. First half-20th century, wood. Original black and white paint. 11 1/2”l. $100-$150

DECORATED FOOTSTOOL. New England, 19th century, pine. Diminutive size with a shaped top and skirt. Retains its original yellow paint decoration, including “M*T” on the top. Varnish has some alligatoring. 5”h. 10”l. Glued age split. Ex David Good (Ohio). $250-$500

DECORATED PANEL. American, 1830-1850, pine. Faux mahogany, both sides, some damage. 61 1/4”h. 10 1/4”w. $75-$150

477 ANIMAL DIORAMA. Nineteenth century, mixed woods.. Carved animals, trees, human figures, and a house in a period glass dome. 9 1/2”h. $200-$400

478 ICE FISHING DECOY. Possibly New York, 1st half-20th century, softwood and tin. Charming carved beaver with tin legs, moving tail, and old, or original, paint. 12”l. Ex David Hillier (Massachusetts). For a similar example, see Apfelbaum, Gottlieb and Michaan, Beneath the Ice. $800-$1,600

480 TWO ICE FISHING DECOYS. American, probably Great Lakes, 1st half-20th century, softwood and tin. Carved, with tin fins and old, or original, paint. 7 1/2”l. each. $300-$500

485 FOLK ART TOTEM POLE. American, 20th century. Carved from a log, with painted animals, birds, and people. 51 1/2”h. $150-$250

481 FOLK ART TURTLE. American, 20th century, softwood. Box turtle with inset glass eyes and original polychrome paint. 11”l. $300-$600

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FOLK ART LION. American, 20th century, softwood. Carved lion on a vine covered pedestal, possibly part of a circus set. Original varnish, some alligatoring, 5 1/4”h. Ex Charlton Bradsher (North Carolina). $200-$400

CAT AND DOG FIGURES. England, 19th century. Cast iron cat, original grey and white paint, seated, on an octagonal base. Minor roughness to base and ears. 4 3/4”h. Ex Lynne Dingus (Kentucky). And a miniature Staffordshire seated spaniel with brown and green color, 3”h. $150-$300

487 WHIMSEY AND PIPSQUEAK. Late 19th-early 20th century. Carved softwood whimsey of snowman wearing a top hat, sitting on a ball-incage. Original white paint. 4 1/2”h. Ex Jeannine Dobbs (New Hampshire) and a circus elephant pipsqueak. 3 1/2”h. Ex Betty Berdan (Maine), ex Bernard Barenholtz, sold at Sotheby’s (New York), January 1990, lot 1630. $300-$600

488 TWO FOLK ART ANIMALS. American, 20th century. Standing horse on base, possibly maple, signed “By Pvt. M.W. Sisson to Mr. + Mrs. Schinhan”, 3”h., and a walking lion, whiskers, softwood, original paint, 4 1/2”l. $150-$350

489 THREE FOLK ART BIRDS. American, 20th century, softwood. Spread-winged eagle on a pine stump. Original paint, 6”h. Ex Michael Kellogg (Ohio). And two miniature bird carvings by the same hand. Cardinal and a blue jay, wire legs. 2 1/2”h. $150-$350

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491 MOURNING FIGURE. Possibly American, 19th century, cast plaster/chalk. Depicts a recently deceased woman lying in her bed. Molded and carved, and original cream paint. On a modern base. 4 3/4”l. Purportedly from a New England family named Walsh. $150-$350

492 FOLK ART BIRDCAGE. European, 19th century, softwood. Original paint. Turn the crank, the bird rotates. 4 3/4”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $100-$300

493 FOLK ART BIRD. Early 20th century, softwood. Stylized bird on a base with bright original paint. Minor wear. 4 1/4”h. $100-$200

494 CARVED PLAQUE. American, 2nd half-19th century, maple. Two shaking hands, retains its original unfinished patina. 18”l. Ex Chris Huntington (Maine), ex David Good (Ohio). $300-$600


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496 PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN SIGNED “H. BATES” (AMERICAN SCHOOL, 2ND QUARTER19TH CENTURY). Watercolor on paper, signed lower left. Halflength portrait of a well-dressed gentleman seated under red drapes. Illegible pencil inscription on the backboard. Period frame, 10”h. 8 1/2”w. $350-$550

497 PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN BY H. HILLIKER (AMERICAN, MID 19TH CENTURY). Probably New York State, oil on canvas, Signed on back “Painted by H. Hilliker, May the 23, 1846”. Half-length, seated portrait of a lady wearing lace trimmed dress and cap with pink and red ribbons and shawl. In a frame. 35 1/2”h. 29”w. Ex David Good (Ohio), sold at Skinner’s, June 2003, lot 357. Genealogical research has identified numerous Hillikers in New York who have the first initial “H.” $2,000-$4,000

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498 FINE CANADIAN SAMPLER. Granville, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, 1823, silk on linen. Susanna Reed worked the birth dates of her parents, Benjamin Belcher Reed and Lucy DeWolfe Reed, and their seven children, recording three deaths, including her mother’s, all occurring in 1822. Upper section of alphabets and numbers, chubby butterflies and baskets decorate the lower section, the whole surrounded by a stylized floral border. Signed at bottom with her name and “Granville, June th 1[sic] 1823”. Gilt frame, 27 1/2”h. 17 1/2”. Ex Rich and Susie Burmann (New Hampshire). All of the children of Benjamin by his second wife, Lucy, are listed as born in Granville. Susanna, the eldest daughter, married Thomas Harris Hall, also of Granville in 1826. Their daughter, Lucy, was born there on February 15th, 1831. Following the elder Lucy’s death in early 1822, Benjamin married for the third time, to Sarah Rice, in 1824, and they had one child, Joseph, born in 1826. Benjamin died in 1860. $500-$1,000

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499 FORTUNE TELLER DOLL. France, 19th century, paper and fabric. Velvet hat and dress. The form is comprised of dozens of folded slips of paper, on each is written a fortune. At a party, guests would pull out a piece of paper to find out their fortune. Mounted on a turned and painted base. 13”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $500-$800 499 - 503

500 DOLL. Germany, 1900-1930, various fabrics. Seated accordion player wearing a top hat and tails, possibly part of a larger group (e.g. a band). Marked “D.R.G.M.”. Wear. 11”h. $300-$600

501 HANGING SHELF. Possibly Pennsylvania, 19th century, softwood. Elaborately scrollcut backboard with a shaped shelf, and retaining its original blue and orange paint. 27 1/2”h. 16”w. $250-$350

502 MARIONETTE. American or European, 1910-1940, wood and fabric. Wonderfully carved and painted head, hands, and feet, and a wool suit. Leather shoes are largely deteriorated. 23 1/2”h. $200-$400

503 FOLK ART BIRD TREE. American, late 19th-early 20th century, mixed woods. Three carved birds with tack eyes and their original paint, mounted on a piece of driftwood. Some imperfections. 17”h. $300-$500

504 FOUR STUFFED LIONS. American, probably Amish or Mennonite, late 19th-early 20th century, cloth with fur trim. Appear to have been made by the same hand. Some wear.11”, 11”, 8”, and 7”h. $175-$300

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506 DECORATED SIDE CHAIR. Probably Pennsylvania Mennonite, 2nd half-19th century, mixed woods. Flaring spindles and rush seat, with its original floral decoration and yellow striping against a brown ground. 12 1/2”h. seat, 31”h. overall. Ex Frank Gaglio (New York). The use of stylized flowers against a brown ground seems to be characteristic of Pennsylvania Mennonites. See Garth’s, September 2009, lot 418, and November 2010, lot 775. $250-$500

507 ROCKING HORSE TOY. American, mid 19th century, pine. Two silhouette horses with a seat between. Retains its original black and yellow paint, including “C.E.T.” on the front. 22 1/2”h. 38 1/2”l. Ex Stephen Score (Massachusetts). $250-$500

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FOLKY CARVED ANIMALS. American, early 20th century, softwood. Includes a warthog, crocodile, hippopotamus, lizard, possibly an aardvark, a turtle, and a crab (missing legs). Original painted surfaces. 2 1/2”-9”l. Ex Tom Rawson (Iowa). See also lot 508. $200-$400

DECORATED MULE CHEST. New England, 1820-1850, pine. Chest over a single drawer, with half-moon ends. Original brown over yellow vinegar graining. Repair at hinge rail, replaced pulls. 31”h. 39 1/4”w. 19 1/2”d. Ex Florene Maine (Connecticut), sold at Sotheby’s (New York), January 1981, lot 217. $1,000-$2,000

FOLKY CARVED ANIMALS. American, early 20th century, softwood. Includes a kangaroo and joey, two elephants, a giraffe, and a quadruped creature. Original unvarnished surfaces. 5”-7”l. Ex Tom Rawson (Iowa). See also lot 509. $200-$400

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DECORATED BOX. Probably Pennsylvania, 2nd quarter-19th century, poplar. Round box (carved from a solid piece) with a fitted lid and its original stamped decoration on a yellow ground.4 1/4”d. Ex Don Walters (Massachusetts).

WATCH HUTCH. Pennsylvania, 1st half-19th century, maple. Watch oculus flanked by columns, all resting on turned feet. Original red paint. 5 3/4”h. Ex Charles Kelly (Kentucky). $400-$700

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GEORGE III WATCH HUTCH. England, late 18th-early 19th century, oak. Elaborate hutch with eight reverse-painted glass panels inset in an inlaid, architectural back with ivory finials, resting on a bowfront drawer. Old finish. Minor damage. 20 1/2”h. 10 1/4”w. 5”d. Sold at Garth’s, 1994. $2,000-$4,000

512 CARVED WATCH HUTCH. American, 1st half-19th century, maple. Carved from a solid piece with chip-carved details and an urn finial. Original, grungy finish. Minor imperfections.11”h. Ex Mary Lou and Richard Kilcup of South Hampton, sold at Northeast Auctions (New Hampshire), August 2005, lot 892. $1,000-$1,500

FOLKSY WATCH HUTCH. American, 1st half-19th century, pine. Tall hutch with an elaborate, openwork top fitted with a miniature on ivory portrait of a gentleman, and topped by finials and pediments; the watch hangs below. Retains its original, thin red wash. Back door possibly replaced. 12 1/4”h. Ex David Good (Ohio). $1,500-$2,500

516 DECORATED SLIDE-LID BOX. American or European, early 19th century, oak. Dovetailed box with a divided interior and a scroll-cut tab on the lid. Retains its original floral decoration on a blue ground. 2 1/4”h. 4 1/4”w. 8”l. $200-$400

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DECORATED BOX. Attributed to Camden, Maine, 1820-1840, pine. Dovetailed box with divided interior and retaining its original floral, fruit and shell decoration on a yellow ground. Imperfections. 5”h. 13 1/2”w. 9”d. Ex Thomas Moser (Maine). $400-$600

HANGING SHELVES. American, 19th century, appear to be maple and pine. Folksy turned stiles and four shelves of graduated height. Original reddish-brown paint. 33”h. 32”w. 9”d. $200-$400

518 DECORATED DRESSER BOX. New England, 1820-1840, pine. Single, divided drawer, rounded corners, and turned feet. Retains its original blue and white vinegar paint decoration. Minor paint loss, original brass. 5”h. 15”w. 10”d. Ex Virginia Carlson, sold at Garth’s. $400-$600

519 STACK OF BUILDING BLOCKS. Early 20th century, hardwood, possibly maple. Six graduated blocks painted to look like a skyscraper when stacked. 9”h. Ex Michael Kellogg (Ohio). $100-$200

520 MODEL OF THE STEAMBOAT DELTA QUEEN. Probably Cincinnati, Ohio, 20th century, softwood. Carved and painted model of the boat based in Cincinnati. 14”l. $200-$400

521 OHIO FOLK ART BIRDHOUSE. Norwood, Hamilton County, 20th century, mixed woods and tin. Made to look like the maker’s house in the working-class Cincinnati suburb. Original paint with appropriate wear. 8 1/2”h. $250-$500

523 TWO HOOKED RUGS. American, 1st half-20th century. Large basket of flowers on dark ground. 18” x 32”. And runner in geometric pattern. 38 1/2” x 73”. $150-$300

524 FIVE HANDLELESS CUPS AND SAUCERS. England and China, 1st half-19th century, ceramics. Two with Kings Rose pattern and an orange transferware. And two Chinese export porcelain cups and saucers. Together with a sixth Chinese export porcelain saucer. Chips. $250-$450

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525 SCISSOR WICK TRIMMER AND TRAY. American, 19th century. Includes a brass wick trimmer, 6 1/2”l., and a tole tray with original red ground, 9 1/2”l. $100-$250

526 THREE BRASS CANDLESTICKS. European, 18th-19th century. Capstan-type base with later applied handle. 4 1/2”h. And a pair with tulip-form sockets and round bases. 7 1/4”h. $200-$500

527 TWO FOLK ART CANES. American, late 19th-early 20th century. One with a natural stick shaft topped by a hand and ball, 34 1/2”l., and one boldly carved, including a snake, a heart, an anchor, and “WAR,” and retaining old polychrome paint, 36”l. $150-$300

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529 HANGING LANTERN. American, 19th century, tin. Glass panels and bottom, designed to be used with a removable lamp, 27 1/2”h. Together with a tin lamp with a wide pan and conical reservoir, 8 1/2”h. $250-$500 528

530 HANGING CUPBOARD. Midwestern, 19th century, pine. Two plank doors with applied pilasters. Original red paint with good surface. Interior has three fixed shelves. 36 1/2”h. 29 1/4”w. 9”d. $400-$800

528 BED. American, mid 19th century, pine. Peaked headboard, with original grain painting. 33 1/2”h. 52 1/2”w., rails are 72”l. Ex Rick Almonrode (Ohio). $300-$600

531 ORIENTAL RUG. First half-20th century. Serebend pattern on black ground with ivory border. Some wear. 4’5” x 6’1”. $400-$800

532 GROUP OF ANTIQUES REFERENCE BOOKS. $100-$200

533 GROUP OF BOOKS ON REGIONAL ANTIQUES. $100-$200

534 GROUP OF BOOKS ON WEATHERVANES AND CARVINGS. $100-$200

535 GROUP OF BOOKS ON AMERICAN PAINTINGS. $100-$200 530

536 GROUP OF BOOKS ON ANTIQUE TOYS AND DOLLS. $100-$200

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538 GROUP OF BOOKS ON AMERICAN QUILTS AND COVERLETS. $100-$200

539 GROUP OF BOOKS ON AMERICAN FOLK ART. $100-$200

540 GROUP OF BOOKS ON AMERICAN INDIAN ART. $100-$200

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GROUP OF BOOKS ON EUROPEAN AND CHINESE CERAMICS. $150-$250

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544 PIECED QUILT. Possibly Amish, 20th century, cotton. Diamond in the square pattern in soft red and yellow. Backing design of red and yellow bars. Neatly hand quilted. 75” x 75”. $400-$800

545 TABLE-TOP DESK. Pennsylvania, 1st half-19th century, pine and cedar. Unusual form with a slant-lid over two drawers, applied turnings, and resting on turned feet. Retains old, or original, grained decoration. Some losses and wear. 20 1/2”h. 18 3/4”w. 12 1/2”d. Ex Clark Garrett (Ohio). $800-$1,200

544

546 CHILD’S SACK-BACK WINDSOR HIGH CHAIR. New England, late 18th-early 19th century, mixed woods including chestnut. Appears to retain its original straw-colored paint with appropriate wear. 23”h. seat, 35”h. overall. $400-$800

547 VENTRILOQUIST DUMMY. Made by Kenneth Spencer, 1937. Carved and painted pine head and hands, straw stuffed body, wool suit, leather shoes (all original). 44”h. Ex David Good (Ohio), from an old Indiana collection. Accompanied by an archive of scripts and tricks used in the performance. $500-$900

548 PAIR OF COMB-BACK WINDSOR SIDE CHAIRS. Southern New England, 1790-1805, mixed woods. Baluster stiles, shield seats. Old, oxidized dark red wash over earlier red. Good surface. 17 1/2”h. seat, 36”h. overall. Ex Jef Steingrebe (New Hampshire), ex Gloria Albrecht (Ohio).

548

See Evans, American Windsor Chairs, fig. 6-19, for a similar back and crest, as well as fig. 6-223 for a similar undercarriage. $1,500-$2,500 | 99


ARTIST and MAKER INDEX Bates, H. Brokaw, David Brungart, J.W. Crowley, J.M. Dalee Family Davis, Joseph Edwards, Thomas Gillespie, James Greenleaf, Benjamin Holbrook, Amos Honeywell, Martha Hopkins, MIlton Jacobs, William Jennys, William Lacrient, Peter Maentel, Jacob Phillips, Ammi Porter, Rufus Ralph D. Curtis Reed, Robert Buchanan Shute, Ruth and/or Samuel Voilette, John Whitlock, William Wilder, Thomas

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496 338 73, 74 381 50, 382 3, 200, 292 386 23 303 2, 379 41 102 172 459 306 100, 225 405 5, 18 285 352 103 357 458 424


Auctioneers Jeff Jeffers, Principal Auctioneer Amelia Jeffers Steve Bemiller Andrew Richmond Dave Pritchard Kellie Seltzer Justin Arnold, Apprentice Catalog Department Susan Wise Andrew Richmond Ellice Ronsheim Judi Hill Eclectic Auctions Justin Arnold Nick Burdette Cheryl-Lynn May Operation and Transportation Jared Wells Nick Burdette George Craft Ron Scheeler Kris Klein Exhibitions Debbie Bender Accounts Receivable Toni Warner Administrative Support Debbie Bender Edie Preece Toni Warner

GARTH’S STAFF CEO Richard “Jeff” Jeffers President Amelia Jeffers Executive Vice President Steve Bemiller Vice President Andrew Richmond

Ambassador-at-Large Carolyn Porter

Consignor Representatives Jeff Jeffers Amelia Jeffers Steve Bemiller Andrew Richmond Jared Wells Consignment Manager Edie Preece Appraisers Jeff Jeffers, CAGA Kristin Crump, CAGA Jared Wells, CAGA Andrew Richmond, CAGA Justin Arnold, CAGA Lisa Darke, CAGA Kim Mills Photography Rob Manko

Real Estate Amelia Jeffers Jeff Jeffers Steve Bemiller Dave Pritchard Penny Jones Jerry Franckhauser Kim Ackerman

Design Rob Manko Kellie Seltzer Marketing Kellie Seltzer Public Relations Christa Johnson Kellie Seltzer Subscriptions Toni Warner Internet Auction Services Debbie Bender | 101


GARTH’S POLICY

GUARANTEE: Garth’s Auctions, Inc. continues to be committed to providing thorough descriptions that reflect our belief in service through honesty, integrity and attention to detail. Garth’s Auctions, Inc. guarantees the authenticity of origin as stated in the first bold line of the catalogue description, with the exception of amendments by any oral or written notices or announcements at the time of the auction. “Origin” is defined as the creator, period, culture, or source, as set forth in the first bold line of a lot in the catalog. Exclusions – Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms of Guarantee, Garth’s Auctions, Inc. does not guarantee the names or patterns of any Oriental rugs. All rug dimensions are approximate. Garth’s does not guarantee the authenticity of any item created before 1500. Regarding all jewelry, all weights, grades, sizes, and metal content(s) are approximate. Regarding colored stones: purchasers are reminded that colored stones and diamonds may be enhanced by using one or more techniques, including but not limited to: clarity enhancements, resins, and heat treatment. Garth’s makes no warranty express or implied to the buyer as to whether a natural stone has been enhanced. Additionally, antiques, by the very nature of their age, have wear that reflects their years of use. As a result, honest wear earned from use is to be expected and is sometimes the proof that an item is an antique. Normal wear will not be listed. Buyers who would like to know the fine points regarding condition should call prior to the auction. We would prefer that you examine the items before you place a bid. All other guarantees of authenticity of authorship, expressed or implied, are hereby disclaimed. There is no other warranty, express or implied. Each and every lot is sold “as is”.

BUYING FOR OUR ACCOUNT: The owners and employees of Garth’s Auctions, Inc. never have, nor ever will buy any item at our auction for ourselves.

LIABILITY: Garth’s Auctions, Inc. guarantees the authenticity of origin of a lot for a period of twenty-one days from the date of the auction and only to the original purchaser of record at the auction. If it is determined to Garth’s Auctions, Inc.’s satisfaction that the first bold line is incorrect, the sale will be rescinded provided the lot is returned to Garth’s Auctions, Inc. in the same condition in which it was at the time of the auction. It is also Garth’s Auctions, Inc.’s policy to have the purchaser obtain, at the purchaser’s expense, the opinion of one (or two in some cases) recognized experts in the field, mutually acceptable to Garth’s Auctions, Inc. and the purchaser, before Garth’s Auctions, Inc. determines whether to rescind the sale under the above guarantee. The purchaser’s sole remedy in the event of disputed authenticity of origin of any lot shall be the rescission of the sale and return of the original purchase price and premium paid by the purchaser. Garth’s Auctions, Inc. accepts no liability of any kind for an item after the gavel has fallen.

WITHDRAWN LOTS: Garth’s Auction, Inc. reserves the right to withdraw any property before the auction and shall have no liability whatsoever for withdrawal of the property.

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS: The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer is the buyer. The auctioneer is the sole determinant as to who is the successful bidder. Once the auctioneer’s gavel falls, the successful bidder immediately assumes full risk and responsibility for the purchased lot.

DISPUTED AND REJECTED BIDS: The auctioneer reserves the right to re-open the bidding on the disputed lot. The auctioneer also reserves the right to reject nominal bids and to withdraw from the auction items that do not receive a bid reflective of an item’s worth. We make every attempt, for the benefit of both seller and buyer, to create lots that reflect the quality of our cataloged merchandise. Therefore, any lot not receiving an opening bid of at least $50.00 will be passed.

ESTIMATES & RESERVES: Presale estimates are intended as guides and may not be reflective of actual gavel price. Some of the items in this auction are subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Garth’s Auctions, Inc. The reserve will not be higher than the low estimate.

DEFINITIONS OF STATEMENTS: a) “Attributed to” – work is of the period of the named artist and may be the work of that artist, but not definitely so. b) “Circle of” – work of the period closely associated with the artist or from his studio. c) “School of” – work by a pupil or follower of the artist, in his style. d) “After” – in our opinion, a copy of the work of the artist. e) “Signed” – has a signature that in our opinion is the signature of the artist. f) “Bears signature” – has signature that in our opinion might be the signature of the artist.

PREVIEWS: We encourage our clients to come and examine the items before each auction. Preview times are listed in the forward of each catalog. The stage is closed during the auction.

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GARTH’S POLICY (continued)

CONDITION REPORTS: Absentee bidders should call for an updated condition report. This report supersedes the catalog description. Our staff will take a list of the items you would like examined and give you a time to call back for a detailed report. Photographs are also available for a nominal fee.

ABSENTEE BIDS: Garth’s Auctions, Inc. accepts absentee bids including internet bids. These bids are given to an experienced bidder to execute competitively. All absentee items are purchased as inexpensively as possible. Although our absentee bidding system is 100% honest, it is not foolproof and Garth’s Auctions, Inc. is not responsible for failing to execute any absentee bids. A $50.00 minimum bid is required on all lots. Absentee bids must be submitted in (a minimum of) $5.00 increments. Increments less than $5.00 will not be observed. Garth’s Auctions, Inc. also accepts telephone and live auction internet bids. For phone bidding it is to your advantage and we strongly recommend placing a “back up bid”.

BIDDING INCREMENTS Absentee and saleroom bidders should be aware of the following bidding increments, to which our auctioneers adhere: $0-500 $25 $501-1,000 $50 $1,001-3,000 $100 $3,001-5,000 $250 $5,000-10,000 $500 $10,000-30,000 $1,000 or auctioneer’s discretion $30,000-50,000 $2,500 or auctioneers discretion $50,000 & up Auctioneer’s discretion

BUYERS PREMIUM: A buyer’s premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price. The buyer’s premium is 17.5% of the successful bid price of each lot up to and including $100,000, and 12.5% on any amount in excess of $100,000.

SALES TAX: Buyers are required to pay state and local sales tax unless exempted by law. If exempt, buyers must file a tax exemption form with Garth’s Auctions, Inc. before any exemption can be made.

PAYMENT: Garth’s Auctions, Inc. accepts cash, personal and certified checks or VISA® and MasterCard® as payment for items purchased. Current identification (valid driver’s license) may be required. Garth's accepts payment in USD only; any currency-conversion fees are at the expense of the buyer. Wire transfer information is available by contacting our office. Items may not leave the premises until payment is made. Garth’s Auctions, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise until a check has cleared. A fee of $50 will be assessed on all returned checks. If payment has not been initiated within 10 days after the auction, Garth's reserves the right to charge the credit card on file. A fee of 1.5% per month of the total invoice, in addition to storage charges, will be charged (minimum finance charge $10) on all invoices not paid by the 28th day after the auction.

PACKING AND SHIPPING: Garth’s Auctions, Inc. will ship items bought at auction at the purchaser’s risk. Purchasers will be billed for packing, handling, postage and insurance. Merchandise will be shipped within 15 days of receipt of payment. Garth’s Auctions, Inc. is in no way responsible for the acts or omissions of independent contractors, packers or carriers of purchased merchandise. Customers who prefer to use a different shipping company should disregard the shipping charges on their invoice, and notify Garth’s to make arrangements for release to their preferred shipper. In most cases furniture is shipped through independent contractors. A list is available upon request. Packages refused by recipient, or which for any reason cannot be

delivered, are the responsiblilty of the buyer including any payments for forwarding, disposal, or return transportation charges. International shipments: buyers are additionally responsible for customs charges, penalties, duties, storage charges or other expenses incurred as a result of an action by customs. Payment of invoice and shipping charges indicates acceptance of the terms of shipment. STORAGE: Garth’s Auctions, Inc. requires that purchased items must be removed from the premises within 15 days of the auction unless other arrangements have been made. A notice of 24 hours must be given before items are picked up. Garth’s Auctions, Inc. reserves the right to charge a fee of $5 per day, per item, if not removed within the requested time frame. Items not removed after 60 days may, at the discretion of Garth’s Auctions, Inc., be sold without notice to the original purchaser, to cover the cost of the merchandise and storage charges. Items are stored at the buyer’s risk.


GARTH’S POLICY (continued)

ONLINE BIDDING: Garth’s Auctions, Inc. may offer online bidding on specific catalogued auctions. For availability and online bidding policies visit our website garths.com.

FIREARMS: Garth’s Auctions, Inc. follows all Federal Firearms Regulations. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS: Bidding on any item indicates the bidder’s acceptance of the terms and conditions of Garth’s Auctions, Inc.’s policy. We would like to thank you for your interest and participation.

OTHER INFORMATION FOR OUR CUSTOMERS CATALOG SUBSCRIPTIONS: $165.00 per year. All catalogues. (Includes complimentary subscription to Garth’s Eclectic Auction Brochures, $15.00 value). We are now accepting VISA® and MasterCard® for subscriptions and catalogue orders. Call 740.362.4771 or email info@garths.com.

CONSIGNMENTS: Garth’s Auctions, Inc. will assist you by selling one item, a collection or an entire estate. For consignment inquiries and appointments call one of our representatives: Jeff Jeffers, Steve Bemiller, Andrew Richmond or Jared Wells. Garth’s Auctions, Inc. is also licensed to sell real estate.

TRUSTS AND ESTATES: Garth’s Auctions, Inc. often works with bankers, trust officers, lawyers and others with the responsibility for dispersing estates. We will work with you and your representative to discuss you estate planning needs.

APPRAISALS: Garth’s Auctions, Inc. provides appraisal services for insurance, estate tax, family division and other purposes.

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DIRECTIONS TO GARTH’S AUCTIONS, INC. 2690 Stratford Road, P.O. Box 369, Delaware, Ohio 43015 Phone: 740-362-4771 • Fax: 740-363-0164 Website: www.garths.com • E-Mail: info@garths.com Garth’s is located north of Columbus, Ohio approximately thirty minutes from the Columbus International Airport. FROM THE CINCINNATI AREA: Take I-71 North to Columbus. Then take Rt. 315N to 270E to 23N. Follow 23 North to Delaware. We are approximately 10 miles North on Route 23. You will pass a golf club on your right and the Methodist Theological Seminary. At the traffic light turn right (Stratford Road). We are the buildings on your left. FROM THE CLEVELAND AREA: Take I-71 South to Route 36/37 (Delaware/Sunbury exit 131). Take this route into Delaware, and turn left on Route 23 South. Turn left onto Stratford Road (at the sixth traffic light). We are the red buildings on your left. FROM COLUMBUS AIRPORT: Take I-670 East to I-270 North (or West) to Cleveland. The first exit past I-71 s Route 23 North—Delaware. We are approximately 10 miles North on Route 23. You will pass a Dornoch golf club and the Methodist Theological Seminary on your right. At the traffic light turn right (Stratford Road). We are the red buildings on your left. FROM THE DAYTON AREA: Take I-75 North to I-70 East to Columbus. Take I-270 around Columbus to the Delaware/Worthington exit (Route 23 North). Take 23 North to Delaware. We are approximately 10 miles North on Route 23. You will pass Dornoch golf club and the Methodist Theological Seminary on your right. At the traffic light turn right (Stratford Road). We are the red buildings on your left. FROM INDIANAPOLIS: Take I-70 East to Columbus. Take I-270 around Columbus to the Delaware/Worthington exit (Route 23 North). Take 23 North to Delaware. We are approximately 10 miles North on Route 23. You will pass Dornoch golf club and the Methodist Theological Seminary on your right. At the traffic light turn right (Stratford Road). We are the red buildings on your left. FROM PITTSBURGH: Take I-79 South to I-70 West to Columbus. Take I-270 to I-71 North to the Polaris Exit (Route 750). Turn left and follow 750 to Route 23 North (turn right). You will pass Dornoch golf club and the Methodist Theological Seminary on your right. At the traffic light turn right (Stratford Road). We are the red buildings on your left. | 105


NOTES

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GARTH’S AUCTION ABSENTEE BID FORM AND FINANCIAL REFERENCE FOR NEW BIDDERS Sale Date:

I have examined these items.

Name:

Bidder No.

Street: City:

State:

Telephone #:

Zip: Fax #:

Garth’s may, on my behalf, enter bids on the following lots to the maximum price I have indicated for each lot. I understand that if my bid is successful, the purchase price will be the sum of my final bid plus a premium (see policy) of the bid and an applicable sales tax. Garth’s will execute these bids competitively and make all reasonable attempts to purchase items as inexpensively as possible. Garth’s absentee bidding system is 100% honest but is not foolproof. Absentee bidders are subject to the terms and conditions as outlined in Garth’s policy in the catalog. CATALO G or LOT NUM BER

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF LOT

To allow us to process your bids, bidders not yet known to Garth’s should supply the following information at least 3 days prior to the auction. We thank you!

Name of Bank:

YOU MAY FAX THIS TO GARTH’S AT (740) 363-0164. PLEASE SUBMIT ADDITIONAL BIDS ON OTHER PAPER

Contact Person:

ANY QUESTIONS CALL (740) 362-4771

LOT BID PRICE ( exclude premium )

Address of Branch:

Branch Phone No.: Branch Fax No.: Your Signature: (I authorize Garth’s Auction to contact the above institution.) Credit Card Number:

Exp. Date: (Visa & Mastercard Only) | 107


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