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The Important Americana Collection of Barbara M. and the late Charlie Hunter November 19, 2021


The Important Americana Collection of Barbara M. and the late Charlie Hunter, Staunton, VA To be sold unreserved Friday, November 19, 2021 at 9:00 am ET Featuring an outstanding selection of folk art, including weathervanes, hooked rugs, whirligigs, carnival objects, and naïve paintings; other textiles, including samplers and quilts; folk pottery, including several fine slip-decorated examples; exceptional flags and political textiles; country accessories, including boxes and baskets, most with original paint; American furniture, including numerous fine paint-decorated forms; Southern objects, including a Johannes Spitler decorated blanket chest, pie safes and needlework; very fine Oriental carpets and rugs; a selection of antique and vintage high-grade shotguns, including examples by Parker, A. H. Fox, and Ithaca; a selection of vintage and contemporary C. F. Martin guitars; 1928 Ford Model A Roadster convertible with rumble seat; plus more.

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The Hunt: The Important Americana Collection of Barbara M. and the late Charlie Hunter For Charlie Hunter, most pursuits in life were a part of the “hunt” – be it hunting for the right property, the right vehicle, the right flag, or the right firearm. It is no accident then, that much of his life was devoted to actual hunting, specifically waterfowl hunting. As a child growing up in Staunton, Virginia, however, Charlie spent countless hours wandering the hilly country west of town in search of any type of game. Lucky to bag a squirrel in those early years, the young Charlie would beam with pride at his accomplishment, eager for more. Later in life, Charlie’s passion for hunting reached its apogee with the acquisition of Liberty Hall, a 1,000-acre farm on the Pamunkey River in King William Co., Virginia. At Liberty Hall, a truly idyllic retreat, Charlie could fully pursue the hunting lifestyle with plenty of terrain to explore and ample room for his beloved dogs to run. Ultimately, Charlie was recognized for his life-long contributions to wildlife conservation with his appointment as Virginia State Chairman of Ducks Unlimited, a position he held for many years. Clearly, hunting was in Charlie Hunter’s blood. So, naturally, back in the 1970’s when Charlie and his new bride, Barbara, first discovered Americana and folk art, the hunt was on for a new type of game. Early in the couple’s collecting journey, they would travel the Shenandoah Valley’s storied Route 11, which, at

the time, was dotted with hundreds of small antiques shops, from Winchester to Roanoke. Here they began the process of learning about old objects and were exposed to the seemingly endless variety of forms associated with America’s material past. For Charlie, it was folk art that specifically spoke to him. For Barbara, it was textiles. Later, as the two became more serious in their collecting endeavors, they began to attend auctions, where they expanded their understanding of both the material and the market. On various trips in the 1980’s and 1990’s, the two began attending auctions at Sotheby’s in New York, James D. Julia in Maine, and Willis Henry in Massachusetts. Never one to pursue

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something in a half-hearted manner, Charlie bid aggressively, securing several of the best pieces in the collection in these early days. Suffice it to say, if the couple really wanted something, they were generally going to get it. Another important aspect of the Hunter’s collecting pursuits involved attending shows, specifically Heart of Country in Nashville, Tennessee. “We loved going to Nashville,” says Barbara. “It was really quite a scene, even then. In fact, I remember on several occasions taking a rented U-Haul down to the show. We filled it up every time!” In Nashville, the couple established many important connections with dealers, including Amy Finkel, Austin Miller, Russ and Karen Goldberger, and Jeff Bridgman. The relationships they formed with these, and other like figures in the trade, help to hone even further both Charlie’s and Barbara’s collecting skills. Jeff Bridgman, for instance, introduced Charlie to the world of antique flags and political textiles, helping to guide him along the way. Wes Cowan was also a major influence, Charlie having acquired the vast majority of his flags and political textiles, including several important examples, from Cowan’s Auctions. This incredible grouping of patriotic artwork from the Hunter Collection adorned the large spaces in the four-story Erskine Building (built 1904) in downtown Staunton, which the couple renovated in 1990 to award-winning acclaim under the guidance of Lovegrove Construction. Ultimately, Charlie and Barbara acquired some of the best examples in multiple fields available on the market at the time – be it a flag, a hooked rug, a weathervane, a firearm, or an Oriental carpet.

Now that Charlie has passed away, Barbara has decided that it is best to downsize and focus on the next phase of her life. “We had a blast!” she says, “And I wouldn’t trade a minute of it. We both love to laugh, so I think part of what drew us to so many of these things is their innate sense of humor or whimsy – think of the Hutchinson rugs, for instance. So, to a large degree, it does make me feel good that some of these pieces may also make others laugh or smile in much the same way Charlie and I did when we first encountered them.” Rest assured, however, that Barbara is in no way slowing down. Every bit the collector that Charlie was, Barbara continues in her own “hunt” for special objects and plans to remain engaged in the marketplace for many years to come. -William F. Kimbrough


Liberty Hall, the Hunter’s 1,000-acre farm on the Pamunkey River in King William Co., Virginia.

The Erskine Building, built 1904 in Staunton, Virginia and restored by the Hunters in 1990.

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2003

2001. PARKER BROS. CH GRADE SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 60577, frame size 3, grade 4, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved decoration, foliate engraving to metal components, each side of receiver with “PARKER BROS.” over a vignette of a dog, a vignette with quails to underside of receiver, steel buttplate, double trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CONN. PEERLESS STEEL” to center rib and having proof marks to flats, engine-turned watertable marked “CH” and “3” with various dates, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Parker Brothers, Meriden, Connecticut. 1890. 46 1/4” OA, 30” barrel. Very good overall condition, retaining much original bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock. Catalogue Note: All Federal and State Firearms rules and regulations are in effect for ALL FIREARM LOTS in this auction. Please contact our office for details. We cannot guarantee the firing condition of any firearm in the auction, and we strongly encourage successful bidders to have any firearm purchased at the auction professionally examined before attempting to use. $2,000 - $3,000

2003 Detail

2002. PARKER BROS. GHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 16 gauge, serial number 214962, frame size 1, grade 2, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved accents, decorative engraving to metal components, each side of receiver with “PARKER BROS.” over a vignette with one side having flying ducks and the other with quails, a vignette with pheasants to underside of receiver, hard rubber buttplate featuring a dog with bird in mouth, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT U.S.A. SPECIAL STEEL” to center rib and having proof marks to flats, watertable with marked “PAT’D OCT. 25. 1910”, “GH”, and “2”, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Parker Brothers, Meriden, Connecticut. 1925. 42 3/4” OA, 26” barrel. Excellent overall condition, retaining majority of bluing, possibly professionally restored. Very light wear to barrels and stock, scratch to grip. Provenance: James D. Julia Auctions, 10/7/2004, lot 1788 (retains auction label).

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$800 - $1,200

2003. PARKER BROS. A-1 SPECIAL SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 232788, frame size 3, grade 8, hammerless with safety, Circassian walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved decoration, ornate floral engraving to metal components, gold-plated “PARKER BROS” to underside of receiver, skeleton steel buttplate, single trigger with gilt serial number on tang, round barrels marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CONN. PEERLESS STEEL” to center rib and having proof marks to flats, watertable with engine-turned finish marked “PAT’D OCT. 25. 1910”, “A1S”, and “8”, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Parker Brothers, Meriden, Connecticut. 1929. 47” OA, 30” barrel. Excellent overall condition, retaining an outstanding surface with majority bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock. $20,000 - $30,000


2004. PARKER BROS. GH GRADE SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 233562, frame size 3, grade 2, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and fore-arm with fine checkering and carved decoration, simple and foliate engraving to metal components, each side and underside of receiver with a vignette of a flying ducks, sides with “PARKER BROS”, butt with later Pachmayr rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels marked “PARKER BROS. MAK-ERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. PARKER SPEC. STEEL” to center rib and having proof marks to flats, watertable marked “PAT’D OCT. 25. 1910”, “GH”, and “2”, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Parker Brothers, Meriden, Connecticut. 1929. 46 1/4” OA, 30” barrel.

2004 Detail

Very good overall condition, retaining much original bluing. Very minor spots of surface rust to underside of barrels. Minor imperfections to finish on stock. $800 - $1,200

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2006

2005. PARKER BROS. CHE GRADE SIN-GLE-BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 218304, hammerless, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved accents, ornate foliate engraving to metal components, each side of receiver with “PARKER BROS”, underside with vignette of flying bird, butt with rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrel marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS [...]” having vent center rib, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Parker Brothers, Meriden, Connecticut. 1926. 49” OA, 32” barrel. Good overall, retaining majority of bluing, possibly professionally restored. Barrel and receiver with heavy surface rust, corrosion, and paper residue to barrels and receiver. Provenance: James D. Julia Auctions, 10/7/2004, lot 1764 (retains auction label). $500 - $800

2006. PARKER BROS. CHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLEBARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 195798, frame size 2, grade 4, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved accents, ornate foliate engraving to metal components, each side of receiver with “PARKER BROS”, butt with later Pachmayr “Old English” rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT U.S.A. ACME STEEL” to center rib and having proof marks to flats, watertable with marked “CH”, “4”, and various dates, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Parker Brothers, Meriden, Connecticut. 1921. 48 3/4” OA, 32” barrel. Good overall, retaining majority of bluing, possibly professionally restored. Barrel and receiver with moderate surface rust, corrosion, and paper residue to barrels and receiver. Provenance: James D. Julia Auctions, 10/7/2004, lot 1763 (retains auction label). $500 - $800

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2007. PARKER BROS. (REMINGTON) DH GRADE SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, .410 gauge, serial number 237185, frame size 000, grade 3, hammerless with safety, 2007 Detail walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved decoration, ornate foliate engraving to metal components with “PARKER” to underside of receiver, each side of receiver with vignette of a hunting dog, underside with vignette of pheasants, skeleton steel buttplate, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. TITANIC STEEL” to center rib and having proof marks to flats, watertable marked “DH” and “3”, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Remington Arms Co./Parker Brothers, Meriden, Connecticut. 1936. 43” OA, 26” barrel. Excellent overall condition, retaining an outstanding surface with majority original bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock. $5,000 - $8,000

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2008. PARKER BROS. (REMINGTON) VH GRADE SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 28 gauge, serial number 241312, frame size 00, grade 0, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine check-ering and carved decoration, simple engraving to metal components with “PARKER” to underside of receiver, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels unmarked to center rib and having proof marks to flats, watertable marked “ILION, N.Y.” and “VH”, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Remington Arms Co./Parker Brothers, Meriden, Connecticut. 1938-1942. 44 3/4” OA, 28” barrel. Good overall condition with areas of surface rust to one side of receiver. Areas of minor mildew and discoloration to stock. $500 - $1,000

2009. PARKER BROS. (REMINGTON) VH GRADE SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 239466, frame size 1 1/2, grade 0, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved decoration, simple engraving to metal components with “PARKER” to underside of receiver, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. VULCAN STEEL” to center rib and having proof marks to flats, watertable marked “PAT’D OCT. 25. 1910” and “VH”, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Remington Arms Co./Parker Brothers, Meriden, Connecticut. 1936. 42 3/4” OA, 26” barrel. Very good overall condition, retaining a fine sur-face with majority bluing. Some imperfections and discoloration to finish on stock and grip. $1,000 - $2,000

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2010. ITHACA GUN CO. HIGH-GRADE SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 500905, hammerless with safety, Circassian walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved decoration, ornate engraving to metal components, each side of receiver with vignette featuring a gold-plated duck under “ITHACA GUN CO.”, butt with Hawkins rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial num-ber on tang, round barrels, barrel and watertable marked with serial number. Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, New York. 1941. 48 1/2” OA, 32” barrel.

2010 Detail

Excellent overall condition, retaining an outstanding surface with majority bluing. Very minor areas of wear to barrels. $3,000 - $5,000

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2012

2011. ITHACA GUN CO. SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 500115, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved details, decorative engraving to metal components, each side of receiver with vignette featuring a gamebird under “ITHACA GUN CO.”, underside with vignette of a flying mallard duck, butt with Hawkins rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels, barrel and watertable marked with serial number. Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, New York. 1933. 46 1/2” OA, 30” barrel.

2012. ITHACA GUN CO. SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 10 gauge, serial number 500446, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved details, ornate decorative engraving to metal components, each side of receiver with vignette featuring a pheasant or mallard duck under “ITHACA GUN CO.”, butt with Hawkins rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, New York. 1937. 47 1/4” OA, 30” barrel.

Very good overall condition, retaining a fine surface with much bluing. Minor scattered scratches to barrels. Some imperfections to finish on stock.

Good overall condition with scattered minor to moderate wear to barrels. Some wear and imperfections to finish on stock and grip.

$800 - $1,200

$800 - $1,200

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2013. ITHACA GUN CO. SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 10 gauge, serial number 500357, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved decoration, simple engraving to metal components, butt with later Pachmayr “Old English” rubber recoil pad, single trigger, round barrels marked “NEW ITHACA FIELD GRADE / ITHACA GUN Co., ITHACA, N.Y.”, barrel and watertable marked with serial number. Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, New York. 1936. 47” OA, 30” barrel.

2015 Detail

Very good overall condition, retaining a fine surface with much bluing. Scattered minor wear to barrels. Minor wear and imperfections to finish on stock. $300 - $500 2014. ITHACA GUN CO. NID SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLEBARREL SHOTGUN, 32 gauge, serial number 459163, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved details, decorative engraving to metal components, each side of receiver with vignette featuring a gamebird under “ITHACA GUN CO.”, hard rubber buttplate, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels with vent center rib, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, New York. Circa 1933. 45 1/2” OA, 28” barrel. Excellent overall condition, retaining an outstanding surface with majority bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock. $300 - $500

2015. ITHACA CLASSIC DOUBLES 4E SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 28 and .410 gauge, serial number 471232, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved details, decorative engraving to metal components, each side and underside of receiver with vignette featuring a gamebird, butt with Ithaca rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels with each marked “ITHACA CLASSIC DOUBLES / VICTOR, NEW YORK U.S.A.” to top and “KRUPP STEEL” to underside, barrels, watertable, and forearms marked with serial number. S.R. Lamboy & Co. Inc. (Ithaca Classic Doubles), Victor, New York. Circa 2000. 45 1/4” OA, 28” barrel. Excellent overall condition, retaining an outstanding surface with majority bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock. $2,000 - $3,000

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2016. EARLY A.H. FOX DE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 15420, hammerless with safety, Circassian walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved decoration, ornate foliate engraving to metal components with three vignettes, consisting of two with gamebirds above “ANSLEY H. FOX” to sides of receiver and one with two pointer dogs to underside, butt with later Pachmayr “Old English” rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels marked “KRUPP FLUID STEEL MADE BY / A.H. FOX GUN CO PHILA PA”, watertable and barrel with “D” mark, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. A.H. Fox Gun Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1911. 45 1/2” OA, 28” barrel. Excellent overall condition, retaining an outstand-ing surface with majority bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock. $5,000 - $8,000

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2017. A.H. FOX HE GRADE “SUPER FOX” SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 28390, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved accents, decorative engraving to metal components with “ANSLEY H. FOX” to sides of receiver, butt with rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL / MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN Co. PHILA. PA. U.S.A.”, watertable and barrel with “H” and other marks, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. A.H. Fox Gun Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1923. 46 3/4” OA, 30” barrel.

2018. A.H. FOX HE GRADE “SUPER FOX” SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 31595, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved decoration, simple engraving to metal components with “ANSLEY H. FOX” to sides of receiver, butt with rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL / MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. U.S.A.”, watertable with “H” mark, barrel and watertable marked with serial number. A.H. Fox Gun Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1926. 47 1/4” OA, 30” barrel.

Excellent overall condition, retaining an outstanding surface with majority bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock.

Excellent overall condition, retaining a fine surface with majority bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock.

$2,000 - $3,000

$2,000 - $3,000

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2021

2019. A.H. FOX HE GRADE “SUPER FOX” SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 27869, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved details, simple engraving to metal components with “ANSLEY H. FOX” to sides of receiver, butt with rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrels marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL / MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. U.S.A.” and proof marks and “H” mark to flats, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. A.H. Fox Gun Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1922. 46 7/8” OA, 30” barrel.

2020. REMINGTON SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 252106, percussion/hammer type, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering, each side of receiver with “REMINGTON ARMS CO.”, metal buttplate, double trigger, round barrels marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. / ILION. N.Y. U.S.A.” to center rib and having proof marks to flats, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Remington Arms Co., Ilion, New York. Late 19th/early 20th century. 49 1/4” OA, 32” barrel. Good overall condition with minor scattered wear to barrels and stock.

Very good overall, retaining fine surface with majority bluing. Minor scattered wear and discoloration to barrels and stock.

Excellent overall condition, retaining an outstanding surface with majority bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock.

$300 - $500

$500 - $800

$2,000 - $3,000

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2021. WINCHESTER CUSTOM SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 19325, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering, sides and underside of receiver with gilt duck decoration, butt with rubber recoil pad, single trigger, serial number on top tang under lever, round barrels marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER” to center rib. Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, Connecticut. Second half 20th century. 47” OA, 30” barrel.


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2025 2022. BROWNING CITORI DUCKS UNLIMITED OVER / UNDER DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 12 gauge, serial number 0018DU84, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved details, decorative engraving to metal components with gilt ducks to sides of receiver, “BROWNING / Citori” and a gilt duck head to underside of receiver, butt with Browning rubber recoil pad, single trigger, serial number on top tang under lever, round barrels with vent center rib marked “DUCKS UNLIMITED”, “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”, and “SPECIAL STEEL 12GA-2 3/4” AND 3”-28””. Browning Arms Co., Morgan, Utah and Montreal, Canada. Circa 1984. 45” OA, 28” barrel. Excellent overall condition, retaining an outstanding surface with majority bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock. $1,000 - $2,000 2023. NEW SKB ARMS CO. MODEL 385 DUCKS UNLIMITED SIDE BY SIDE (SXS) DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 20 gauge, serial number 92DU157, one of 200 made, hammerless with safety, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering, foliate engraving to metal components, each side of receiver with gilt ducks and underside featuring gilt duck head over “Ducks / Unlimited”, butt with Pachmayr “Old English” rubber recoil pad, single trigger, round barrels marked “MODEL 385 20GA 3” CHAMBER PROOF TESTED / MADE BY NEW SKB ARMS COMPANY JAPAN” to top and “G.U. INC.,

OMAHA, NE” to underside, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. New SKB Arms Co., Japan; imported by Guns Unlimited, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska. Circa 1992. 42 1/4” OA, 26” barrel. Excellent overall condition, retaining an outstanding surface with majority bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock. $500 - $800 2024. ENGLISH ARMY & NAVY C.S.L. SINGLE-BARREL SHOTGUN, 8 bore, serial number 21471, percussion/hammer type, walnut stock and forearm with fine checkering and carved details, sparse foliate engraving to metal components, butt with rubber recoil pad, single trigger with serial number on tang, round barrel marked “ARMY & NAVY C.S.L. LONDON” and proof marks to flats, barrel, watertable, and forearm marked with serial number. Together with original case. Army & Navy Stores Co-operative Society, Ltd., London, England. Fourth quarter 19th century. 64” OA. 46” barrel.

2025. WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE, .30 WCF caliber, serial number 518353, walnut stock branded “LD”, grip tang marked “MODEL 1894 / WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF.”, octagonal barrel, top marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21. 1894” and “30 W.C.F.” Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, Connecticut. 1910. 44 3/4” OA, 25 3/8” barrel. Very good overall condition, retaining a fine old surface. Minor scattered wear to barrel and stock. $800 - $1,200

Excellent overall condition, retaining a fine surface with much bluing. Very light wear to barrels and stock. Case as-found with wear, breaks, and losses, felt lining to interior with significant deterioration. $500 - $800

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2026. PARKER / REMINGTON SPORTING FIREARMS TRADE CATALOGUE, loose-leaf form in original binder lettered “Sporting Firearms / Parker - Remington DuPont”, comprising 48 total glossy sheets, each illustrating a single Parker (12) or Remington (36) shotgun or rifle, separated by the original index tabs. Circa 1940. 20 1/2” x 9 1/2” OA.

2029. DERRYDALE PRESS SPORTING VOLUMES, LOT OF TWO, (1) Wagstaff, et al, “Upland Game Bird Shooting in America”, illustrated by Lynn Bogue Hunt and others, and (2) Connett, “Feathered Game”, illustrated by Edgar Burke, M.D., #241 of 500. Each published New York: Derrydale Press, 1930 and 1929. Original bindings. 12 3/4” x 10” and 10 1/4” x 7 3/4”.

Pages in excellent overall condition, one binder ring detached, some wear to covers.

Fine condition with minor wear.

Provenance: Morphy’s Auctions, Denver, PA.

$100 - $200

$800 - $1,200

2030. VIENNA BRONZE BIRD DOG FIGURE, standing with duck in mouth, stamped “GESCHUTZT” to underside. Original cold-painted surface. Probably Franz Bergmann (1838-1894). Fourth quarter 19th century. 1 1/4” H, 3 1/4” L. Very good condition with some wear/loss of paint to high spots. $100 - $200

2027. AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SPORTING VOLUME, George Bird Grinnell, “American Duck Shooting”, New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Co., 1901, Edition de Luxe #121 of 600 copies, signed by the author, tipped-in fold-out diagram to back. Original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth binding with ducks to spine and front cover. 9 1/4” x 6 3/4”. Fine condition with light wear to binding. $100 - $200

2028. ILLUSTRATED SPORTING VOLUME, Hugh B. C. Pollard, “Game Birds: Rearing, Preservation and Shooting”, color tipped in plates by Philip Rickman, London/Boston/New York: Eyre and Spottiswoode/Houghton Mifflin Co., 1929, #20a of 99, signed by author and artist. This copy is number 20a of only 35 that were reserved for sale in the United States. Quarto, original quarter-vellum spine over the original brown cloth with gilt titles, top edge gilt. 11 1/2” x 9 1/2”. Fine condition, some foxing to rear of frontispieces, otherwise only a few instances of minor foxing, velum with light soiling, Gerald D. Boardman illustrated sporting bookplate inside front cover. $100 - $200

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2031. AMERICAN SCHOOL (LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY) HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting two bird dogs in a barn with gamebirds hanging in the upper right corner, no signature located, stenciled on reverse “THIS PAINTING IS NOT SOLD. / AND IS PROPERTY OF CONWAY CO”. Housed in a modern gilt frame. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 37 1/2” x 55” sight, 44 1/4” x 61 3/4” OA. Very good overall visual condition, old repairs to reverse of canvas with associated areas of inpainting. $1,000 - $2,000

2032. B. ROUSSEL (AMERICAN, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY) HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting two pointers with a mallard, signed “B. Roussel” lower right. Retains label for “Krause Frame & Picture Co. / New York” on reverse. Housed in likely original gilt frame. 20th century. 20 3/4” x 36” sight, 28 1/4” x 43” OA. Very good overall visual condition, minor discoloration to reverse of canvas. Provenance: Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, Connecticut, 04/25/2002, lot 83. Ex-private Connecticut collection. $1,000 - $2,000

2033. JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AMERICAN, 1785-1851) “BRANT GOOSE” ORNITHOLOGICAL PRINT, hand-colored engraving on paper, titled “Brant Goose”, No. 79, Plate CCCXCI, “Engraved, Printed & Coloured by R. Havell. 1837”. Housed under glass in a modern frame. Dated 1837. 25” x 38” sight, 35 1/4” x 47 3/4” OA. Excellent overall visual condition. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 01/28/1988, lot 763. $1,000 - $2,000

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2034. AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) SPORTING ILLUSTRATION PAINTING, oil on board, possibly for Winchester, depicting a dog waiting at the door with Super X boxes situated in the cabin, no signature located. Housed in a gilt-molded frame. Second quarter 20th century. 29 1/4” x 23” sight, 37 3/4” x 31”. Very good overall visual condition. Frame with scattered very minor losses. $800 - $1,200

2035. CHET RENESON (AMERICAN, B. 1934) “THE LONG REACH” HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, watercolor on paper, depicting a duck hunter reaching for his gun while migratory waterfowl are landing on the water, signed lower left “Reneson”. Housed under glass in likely original frame. Circa 1980. 19 1/2” x 27 3/4” sight, 32 1/4” x 40 1/4” OA. Very good overall visual condition. Not examined out of frame. $600 - $900

2036. AMERICAN OR BRITISH SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) PORTRAIT OF HUNTER AND DOG, oil on canvas, full-length depiction of a well-dressed bird hunter wearing gaiters with shotgun nestled across his back with his dog coming from the bushes, church steeple in the distance, signed and dated in lower right “G Castle / 1865”. Housed in possibly original frame. Dated 1865. 26” x 20 1/2” sight, 32” x 26 1/4” OA. Very good overall visual condition, with two areas of repairs to the canvas with associated inpainting. Provenance: Charlton Hall Galleries, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina, 12/13/2003, lot 356. $500 - $800

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2037. AMERICAN SCHOOL (LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, depicting a duck hunting scene at dawn, with hunter kneeling in the grasses, no signature located. Housed in a mod-ern frame. Late 19th/early 20th century. 20 1/4” x 30 3/4” sight, 24 1/2” x 35 1/4” OA. Very good overall visual condition, old repair to canvas with associated inpainting, with scattered minor to moderate areas of craquelure. $400 - $600

2038. AMERICAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting two bird dogs staring at a game bird in the distance with two shotguns resting on a fence line with gamebirds tied to on post, initialed in the lower right “B.W.”, retails label for “J.W. PEACOCK, / ART GOODS, / PICTURE FRAMES / AND NOVELTIES / PHONOGRAPHS and RECORDS, / GARDINER MAINE” on reverse. Housed in likely original gilt molded frame. Fourth quarter 19th century. 13 1/2” x 19 1/4” sight, 22” x 27 3/4” OA. Very good overall visual condition. Frame with scattered very minor losses. $300 - $500

2039. WAKEMAN HOLBERTON (AMERICAN, 18391898) WOOD DUCK PAINTING, depicting a male wood duck standing near a body of water, signed lower left “Wakeman Holberton”. Housed in likely original frame. Circa 1875. 17 3/4” x 21” sight, 22 1/4” x 26 1/4” OA. Very good overall visual condition, with minor tear to canvas above ducks head. Catalogue Note: Wakeman Holberton, was an avid sportsman. After the Civil War, in which he served in Sickles Brigade, he took up art. His book “The Art of Angling” was published in 1887. $300 - $500

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2040. ROLAND H. CLARK (AMERICAN, 1874-1967) SPORTING PRINTS, LOT OF TWO, drypoint, comprising one pencil signed in the lower right “Roland Clark” retaining Kleemann-Thorman Galleries, Ltd., New York label on reverse and titled “Red Head” and pencil signed lower right. Housed under glass in likely original frames. First half 20th century. 20 3/4” x 17 1/2” and 23 1/2” x 20” OA.

2042. AMERICAN SCHOOL (LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting three bird dogs in attention in a grassy field, no signature located. Retains auction tag for “Guyette and Schmidt / St. Michaels, MD”. Housed in a period gilt frame. First half 20th century. 19” x 27 1/4” sight, 25 1/2” x 34” OA.

Very good overall visual condition, each with minor toning. Not examined outside of frames.

Very good overall visual condition, scattered minor to moderate areas of craquelure. Frame with scattered very minor losses.

$300 - $500

$300 - $500

2044. AMERICAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) FOLK ART PORTRAIT OF A HUNTER, oil on canvas, bust-length depiction of figure within oval reserve, holding a shotgun and gamebird, no signature located. Housed in a modern frame. 19th century. 28” x 19 1/2” sight, 33” x 23 3/4” OA. Very good overall visual condition, lined, with scattered very minor losses. $200 - $300

2041. AMERICAN SCHOOL (LATE 19TH CENTURY) FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting three bird dogs going through a field with a figure holding a gun in the background, signed and dated lower right “V. HATTISON / 1895”. Housed in a modern frame. Dated 1895. 23” x 17” sight, 27” x 20 1/2” OA. Very good overall condition, old repair with associated inpainting above figure holding gun, and with very minor surface scratch. Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, 05/23/2003, lot 442. $300 - $500

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2043. AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting a hunter with his bird dogs in the haystacks, signed lower left “Barnes”. Housed in a modern frame. First half 20th century. 18 1/2” x 13 1/2” sight, 23 3/4” x 18 1/2” OA. Excellent overall visual condition. $200 - $300

2045. AMERICAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, duck hunting scene featuring figures on boats and a dog in the water, no signature located. Housed in a modern red-painted frame. Fourth quarter 19th century. 25 1/4” x 41 1/4” sight, 32 1/4” x 48 1/2” OA. Good overall visual condition, scattered moderate to heavy areas of craquelure, with old loss to front of canvas with associated repair to the reverse, other scattered small surface losses. $200 - $300


2046. AMERICAN FOLK ART SPORTING / HUNTING ARTICLES, LOT OF TWO, comprising a painted papier-mache plate depicting dogs in fall foliage, no signature located, and a carved wooden wall mirror depicting a bird dog with a migratory bird. Mirror retains an old surface with warm color. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. Plate 10” D.

2048. AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on artist’s board, depicting two dogs at attention on a dirt lane with shotgun resting on brick-front entranceway, signed and dated lower right “Will Crowell 1901”. Housed in likely original frame. Dated 1901. 17 3/4” x 22 1/4” sight, 21 1/4” x 26 1/4” OA.

Very good overall condition, plate with old break with associated repair to lower right corner and with areas of craquelure.

Very good overall visual condition, scattered minor areas of surface loss and craquelure.

$200 - $300

Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, 11/27/2010, lot 433.

2050. AMERICAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting three dogs alerted to something in the brushes, no signature located. Housed in likely original frame. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 15 1/2” x 27 1/4” sight, 23 3/4” x 35 3/4” OA. Very good overall visual condition, with very minor areas of craquelure. $200 - $300

$200 - $300

2047. AMERICAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting a two hunting dogs one with game bird in mouth, with three rabbits placed by their feet, no signature located. Housed in likely original frame. Fourth quarter 19th century. 29 1/2” x 35 1/4” sight, 25” x 40 1/2” OA. Very good overall visual condition. $200 - $300

2049. AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) LOWCOUNTRY HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, watercolor on paper, depicting two figures, a guide with hunter, the later having shotgun poised at two game birds, possibly on a plantation or preserve, no signature located. Housed under glass in likely original frame. First half 20th century. 6” x 8 1/4” sight, 13 1/2” x 15 1/2” OA. Very good overall visual condition. Not examined outside of frame. $200 - $300

2051. EUROPEAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) HUNTING GENRE SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting possible father loading his gun with his son and two dogs nearby, no signature located. Housed in an old oak frame. 19th century. 19” x 13 1/2” sight, 27” x 21 1/2” OA. Very good overall visual condition, lined with repair to reverse of canvas and with associated inpainting. Frame with scattered minor losses and with house paint. Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, 01/30/2010, lot 319. $200 - $300

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2052. AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, a comical winter scene with rabbit fleeing from a chasing dog, with hunter looking in the opposite direction, no signature located. Housed in likely original frame. First quarter 20th century. 23 3/4” x 21 1/4” sight, 29” x 25 1/4” OA. Very good overall visual condition, lined, with minor to moderate areas of craquelure and discoloration.

2054. AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting a bird dog with ring-neck pheasant in its mouth, original label to reverse indicates artist as “Fox”. Retains R.W. Oliver’s, Kennebunk, Maine and Ward Museum, Salisbury, Maryland labels on reverse. Housed in period gilt frame. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 14 1/2” x 21 1/2” sight, 17 1/4” x 24 1/2” OA. Very good overall visual condition. Frame with scattered very minor losses. $200 - $300

$200 - $300

Excellent overall visual condition. Not examined outside of frame. $200 - $300

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Very good overall visual condition, with scattered very minor surface abrasions. Frame with scattered very minor losses. $200 - $300

2055. AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, full-length depiction of a dog wearing a collar, situated in a forest setting, signed and dated “C. Kuehne 1938”. Retains original frame label on reverse. Housed in likely original frame. Dated 1938. 19” x 29 1/2” sight, 24 1/2” x 36” OA. 2053. WILLIAM REDD TAYLOR (VIRGINIA, 1938-2018) HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, watercolor on paper, depicting a cabin at dusk with migratory waterfowl flying overhead, signed lower right “Wm Redd Taylor”. Housed under glass in possibly original frame. 20th century. 10 1/4” x 7” sight, 19 1/4” x 15 1/2” sight.

2056. AMERICAN SCHOOL (EARLY 20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on board, duck hunting scene, depicting mallards taking flight, with a figure successfully firing in the background, signed and dated lower left “Mary Gallagher / ‘04”. Housed in a period frame. Dated 1904. 16 1/2” x 13 1/4” sight, 21” x 18” OA.

Very good overall visual condition, with very minor areas of craquelure and discoloration. $200 - $300

2057. AMERICAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting a duck hunter with two dogs against a mountainous backdrop, no signature located. Housed in a modern frame. Second half 19th century. 19 1/2” x 24 1/2” sight, 23 3/4” x 28 1/2” OA. Very good overall visual condition, canvas has been lined, and with moderate areas of craquelure and discoloration. $200 - $300


2058. AMERICAN SCHOOL (LATE 19TH CENTURY) HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on canvas, depicting a bird dog holding a quail in its mouth, signed and dated lower left “E.V. Foley / 1887.”, retains retail label on reverse for “CHAS. J. EDMANDS, / Dealer in Artists’ Materials, / No.12 Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass.”. Housed in a modern frame. Dated 1887. 15 1/2” x 21 1/2” sight, 20 3/4” x 26 3/4” OA.

2063. NOEL L. DUNN (AMERICAN, B. 1939) HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, watercolor on paper, with plaque titled “DAWN ON THE MARSH”, depicting a hunter with dog and migratory waterfowl flying overhead, signed lower right “Noel Dunn”. Housed under glass in likely original frame. 20th century. 20 3/4” x 29” sight, 31 3/4” x 38 3/4” OA.

Very good overall visual condition, scattered surface abrasions and very minor areas of discoloration.

Excellent overall visual condition. Not examined outside of frame.

$200 - $300 2061. CURRIER & IVES “THE LIFE OF A SPORTSMAN” PRINTS, LOT OF TWO, hand-colored lithograph on paper (each), titled “Going out” and “COMING INTO CAMP”. Each retains tags for Garth’s Auctions, Ohio on reverse. Each housed under glass in a period frame. Dated 1872. Camp 10 1/4” x 14 1/4” sight, 12 1/2” x 16 1/2” OA.

$200 - $300

Very good overall visual condition, camp example with tear at title line, other example with minor areas of discoloration, each with margins trimmed. Each frame with scattered minor to moderate losses. 2059. ENGLISH REGENCY REVERSE-GLASS HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, mezzotint on glass, titled “PHEASANT SHOOTING / PARTRIDGE SHOOTING”, depicting three hunters with their dogs. Housed in an old oak frame. Probably W.B. Walker, London. Early 19th century. 9 3/4” x 13 1/4” sight,16 1/4” x 20 1/4” OA.

$200 - $300 2064. AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE, oil on board, depicting a retriever with a rabbit in its mouth, partial signature in lower right corner. Housed in a gilt-painted frame. First quarter 20th century. 6 1/2” x 9 3/4” sight, 9 1/2” x 13” OA.

Very good overall visual condition, minor to moderate losses to upper right corner and near “PARTRIDGE”.

Very good overall visual condition. Frame with scattered very minor losses. $200 - $300

$200 - $300

2060. TOM SANDER (MONTANA, B. 1938) “WILD TURKEYS” PAINTING, oil on board, depicting a gobbler with two hens in a forest setting, signed lower right “T Sander”, with applied plaque “Wild Turkeys / Tom Sander”. Housed in likely original frame. 20th century. 10 3/4” x 13 1/2” sight, 19 3/4” x 24 1/4” OA. Excellent overall visual condition. $200 - $300

2062. AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) SPORTING ETCHING, drypoint, depicting a profile view of a sporting dog, pencil signed lower right, matting with hand-written poem titled “Courser’s Freedom” and inscribed to a “W.J. Allison”. Housed under glass in likely original frame. Dated 1925. 8 3/4” x 7” plate, 22” x 17” OA. Very good overall visual condition, with light toning, minor to moderate losses to matting particularly to the lower margins with associated losses to poem. Not examined outside of frame.

2065. AMERICAN SCHOOL (LATE 19TH/ EARLY 20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART GAME BIRD PAINTING, oil on canvas, depicting quail or bob white in the snow with two dwellings in the background, no signature located, pencil inscribed old label applied verso. Unframed. Late 19th/early 20th century. 18” x 34 1/2”. Very good overall visual condition, with minor stretcher bar marks. $100 - $200

$200 - $300

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2066. MAGDALENA BRINER EBY (PERRY CO., PENNSYLVANIA, 1832-1915) FOLK ART PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, large rectangular form, depicting two crows or black birds eating red berries with a tree branch in between them, above a black lamb-like dog lying down with red features, all surrounded by a polychrome striated field. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Circa 1885. Rug 48 1/2” x 36”. Very good overall condition with minor wear, some toning and light fading, a few old losses along edges of both ends, back in unknown condition. Published: The Kopps - American Hooked and Sewn Rugs, p. 82, fig. 126. Lawrence and Wright Rug Hooking Traditions with Magdalena Briner Eby, cover (detail view). Provenance: Ex-collection of Pam and Gene Martine. Catalogue Note: The present lot, published on several occasions and attributed to Magdalena Briner Eby (1832-1915), is an iconic American folk art hooked rug. Briner Eby, who lived in Perry Co., Pennsylvania for her entire life, made dozens, if not hundreds, of hooked rugs for family, friends, and neighbors. Her unique, naive style, featuring figural silhouette forms, often animals, on a polychrome striated ground, typifies the vernacular aesthetic often found in folk art hooked rugs that are prized by collectors. $5,000 - $8,000 2067. PENNSYLVANIA BRINER EBY-TYPE FOLK ART DOG PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a large black dog laying down in a polychrome striated field, each corner featuring a large five-pointed star. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Attributed to Magdalena Briner Eby (Perry Co., PA, 1832-1915). Late 19th century. Rug 44” x 33 1/2”. Very good overall condition with some wear, toning, fading, and stains, top edge with sizable hole at center, slight odor, back in unknown condition. Literature: Parallels the Kopps - American Hooked and Sewn Rugs, p. 82, figs. 126 and 127. $800 - $1,200

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2068. AMERICAN HUTCHINSON FOLK ART GARDEN OF EDEN PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, large rectangular form, depicting the Garden of Eden with clothed Adam and Eve running along a large serpent, featuring lightning bolts above and a fruit tree at each end, verse below reads “THE GARDEN OF EDEN THEY COULD NOT ENCUMBER / DRIVEN ABROAD BY THE LIGHTING [sic] & THUNDER / OH WHY THE ADVICE OF A STRANGE SNAKE DID THEY / SO QUICKLY ACCEPT ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY”, black braided border along edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Attributed to James L. and Mercedes Hutchinson (New York, NY, active 1925-1945). Circa 1930. Rug 57 1/2” x 28”. Very good overall condition with some wear, toning, fading, and stains, back in unknown condition. Catalogue Note (lots 2068, 2069, and 2077): James L. Hutchinson, Jr. (1880-1954) and Mercedes Hutchinson (1895-1885) were a dynamic couple with artistic as well as commercial aspirations. Well traveled, the Hutchinsons often ventured into New England and eastern Canada, where they first discov-ered antique hooked rugs. Captivated by the art form, the couple began collecting in earnest and eventually sold their pioneering collection of 342 rugs at Parke-Bernet in 1927. Drawing on inspiration from the early rugs they had collected, the Hutchinsons began producing their own rugs in a unique style. Over a twenty year span (1925-1945), it is believed the couple produced an astonishing 2,190 rugs in their Brooklyn, New York home, almost all featuring comical illustrations imbued with narrative detail, often depicting a pair of lovers, and a boldly hooked expression or short verse. Producing the rugs was a collaborative effort, with James Hutchinson creating the design and penning the verse or epigram and Mercedes drawing the illustrations out on burlap. Prized for their whimsicality, Hutchinson rugs continue to draw the interest of folk art collectors.

Literature: See the Kopps - American Hooked and Sewn Rugs, pp. 110-115 for similar examples attributed to the Hutchinsons. $2,000 - $3,000

2069. AMERICAN HUTCHINSON FOLK ART LOCOMOTIVE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, large rectangular form, depicting a locomotive train with smoke and embers coming out of the smoke stack and an American flag waving from the back of the caboose, above reads “NEW YORK TO SAN FRANCISCO”, and below states “FED ON LOGS & SHOOTING SPARKS / THIS IRON HORSE DOTH CLEAVE THE NIGHT / AND DAY AS WELL - A NOBLE SIGHT!”. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Attributed to James L. and Mercedes Hutchinson (New York, active 1925-1945). Circa 1930. Rug 56” x 29”. Very good overall condition, top with minor wear, some toning and fading, and a few stains, back in excellent visual condition with light toning, burlap strips added to edges possibly for reinforcement, not examined off of stretcher. Literature: See the Kopps - American Hooked and Sewn Rugs, pp. 110-115 for similar examples attributed to the Hutchinsons. Provenance: Betty Osband & Paul Elliott, Belvidere, NJ (retains dealer’s label). $1,000 - $2,000 2070. AMERICAN FOLK ART DATED PATRIOTIC PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, large rectangular form, depicting Uncle Sam holding a flag under a spread-wing eagle with flags, flanked by large American flags on poles, all surrounded by 24 stars, all four sides with chain border, dated “1900” in center of bottom edge. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Dated 1900. Rug 59” x 33 1/2”. Very good overall condition with some wear, toning, and fading, a small loss in lower left corner, possibly one or two other small losses, back in unknown condition. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 1/25/1992, lot 839. $2,000 - $3,000

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2071. AMERICAN FOLK ART CAT AND DOG PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, large rectangular form, depicting a sitting cat and a standing dog within a rectangular frame, wide geometric border to all four sides, applied binding to edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. Rug 59” x 38 1/2”. Very good overall condition with some wear, toning, fading, and stains, scattered small losses, back in unknown condition. $500 - $800

2071A. AMERICAN FOLK ART PICTORIAL APPLIQUE TABLE MAT / RUG, hand- and machine-stitched, rectangular form, center with red rectangular vignette having applied dog figure with collar surrounded by oak-type leaves, bordered by a wide black frame with applied circle and leaf motifs, edges with double scalloped border. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. First half 20th century. Rug 47” x 27 1/2”. Fair to good overall condition with minor wear and light toning, several scattered holes, a few stains, some losses to scalloped border and to applique thread, back in unknown condition. $800 - $1,200

2072. AMERICAN FOLK ART DATED ANIMAL PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a stag deer and a swan wading in a pond with red flowers and cattails, above featuring two perched birds and two flying butterflies, initialed “H.F.P.” and dated “1891”, striped border to all four sides, applied binding to edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Dated 1891. Rug 38 1/2” x 27 1/4”. Very good overall condition with minor wear, some toning and fading, scattered stains and small losses, back in unknown condition. $800 - $1,200

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2073. AMERICAN FOLK ART DATED CAT PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a sitting cat with two butterflies flying around, acorns in upper left corner, red flowers in upper right corner, and two hand fans in lower corners, dated “Jan 1888” along top edge, double border to all four sides, machine-stitched applied binding to edges, later applied Velcro to back edges. Mounted by Velcro on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Dated 1888. Rug 43 1/2” x 24 1/2”. Very good overall condition with minor wear, light toning and fading, binding with some scattered holes, some water damage to stretcher. Provenance: America Hurrah Antiques, New York, NY. $800 - $1,200

2074. AMERICAN FOLK ART CAT PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting two cats with salmon pink features on a polychrome striated field. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Late 19th/early 20th century. Rug 35” x 18”. Good overall condition with wear notably along edges, toning being heavier around black cat, and some fading, back in unknown condition. Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, 11/23/2007, lot 49 (retains auction label). $300 - $500

2075. AMERICAN FOLK ART DATED SHIELD HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, center with elongated hexagonal cartouche featuring “1898” date, surrounded by six five-pointed stars in red, white, and blue, three-leaf clovers, and four American shields, all four sides with diagonal-striped border. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Dated 1898. Rug 45” x 34”. Very good overall condition with minor wear notably along edges, light toning and fading, a few scattered stains, back in unknown condition. $500 - $800

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ground featuring a red heart and bird, all four sides with sawtooth border. Mounted to burlap on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Late 19th/ first quarter 20th century. Rug 36 3/4” x 34 1/4”. Very good overall condition with some wear, toning, fading, and stains, scattered pulled fabric, back in unknown condition, stretcher slightly loose. $500 - $800 2076. AMERICAN FOLK ART 45-STAR FLAG HOOKED RUG, large rectangular form, depicting an American flag with 45 stars, applied binding to edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Late 19th/early 20th century. Rug 61 1/2” x 32 1/2”. Very good to excellent overall condition with minor wear mostly along edges, light fading mostly to blue yarn, a few scattered pulled yarn, a small hole along left edge, binding with scattered holes and moderate fading, back in unknown condition. $400 - $600

2078. AMERICAN FOLK ART “FORGET ME NOT” PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a flying dove holding a sign that reads, “FORGET / ME NOT”, red flower motifs to each corner, all on a striated field, applied binding to two side edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. Rug 46 1/2” x 25”. Very good visual condition with some wear, toning, and light fading, scattered small losses, back in unknown condition. $300 - $500

2077. AMERICAN HUTCHINSON FOLK ART PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a woman in a red dress holding a leash attached to a dog, who is bearing its teeth at a mustached man in coat, a cupid flies over the scene with an arrow pointing at the man’s chest, “DON'T FEEL TOO BAD / CUPID HAS MORE ARROWS” along the bottom edge, applied fabric tape along back edges. Attributed to James L. and Mercedes Hutchinson (New York, active 1925-1945). Circa 1935. 49” x 29”. Fair to good overall condition, top with toning, stains, fading, and bleeding of dark red fabric, back with light toning and fading, fabric tape edges with fading. Literature: See the Kopps - American Hooked and Sewn Rugs, pp. 110-115 for similar examples attributed to the Hutchinsons. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 10/24/1993, lot 72 (retains auction label). Descended in Mr. Hutchinson’s family to his granddaughter. $400 - $600

2081. AMERICAN FOLK ART DOG AND CAT PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a dog in the center with four cats in the corners surrounded by a striped field, four sides with border with repeated design, later-applied burlap and Velcro along back edges. Mounted by Velcro on a wood stretcher for hanging. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. Rug 45” x 39”. Good to very good overall condition with minor wear, some toning, stains, and fading, a few scattered losses including to cat in upper right corner. $300 - $500 2079. AMERICAN FOLK ART HORSE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, near square form, depicting a dark-colored horse surrounded by geometric motifs including a heart and an eightpointed star or a flower, all four sides with triangular border. Mounted to fabric on a wooden board for hanging. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. Rug 41” x 43”. Very good visual condition with wear notably along edges, some toning, fading, and scattered losses mostly small in size, back in unknown condition. $400 - $600

2082. AMERICAN FOLK ART “GEN. LEE & TRAVELLER” PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting Robert E. Lee in uniform sitting on top of his horse, Traveller, in a landscape setting with a fence to the right side and “Gen. Lee & Traveller” along the bottom, border to all four sides. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Together with a typed letter from Bart Watson of Fort Hill Farm in West Virginia about purchasing this rug in 1930 from a lady who lived on a farm near Lewisburg, WV and made this rug. Two pieces total. First half 20th century. Rug 30” x 21”. Good visual condition with some wear, toning, losses and fading, scattered professional restoration and repairs, back in unknown condition. Provenance: Ex-Bart Watson, Fairmont, WV. $200 - $300

2080. AMERICAN FOLK ART ANIMAL PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, near square form, depicting a horse and a dog on a polychrome

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2083. AMERICAN FOLK ART CAT PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting two sitting cats surrounded by a polychrome field, all four sides with striped border, applied binding to each end, fabric lining to back. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 56 1/2” x 29”. Good visual condition with wear, toning, fading, scattered losses mostly small in size and pulled fabric, binding with some holes and discoloration, back with minor wear, light fading, and a few small holes. $300 - $500

2086. AMERICAN FOLK ART DOG PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a large dog standing on grass with a dark background, four corners with floral motifs, all four sides with border, applied binding to edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. Rug 47” x 28 3/4”. Very good overall condition with minor wear, some toning, light fading, two spots of losses on dog, binding with a mend to center of right side, back in unknown condition. $400 - $600

2088. AMERICAN FOLK ART HORSE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a jumping horse with black body and red head and tail on a brown ground, two side edges with rectangular-patterned borders, back covered in plaid fabric and tan fabric tape binding with later-applied Velcro, including a frame for hanging having Velcro along edges. Late 19th/ first quarter 20th century. Rug 33 1/2” x 22 1/2”. Good to very good overall condition, top with minor wear, some toning and stones, dirt/soil, fabric tape with a few small holes, backing fabric with several holes, light toning and a few stains, and three applied patches. $400 - $600

2084. AMERICAN FOLK ART BIRD PICTORIAL HOOKED RUGS, PAIR, each rectangular form, depicting a black, red, and yellow bird perched on a tree branch with green leaves, polychrome ground and borders. Each mounted to a wooden stretcher for hanging. First quarter 20th century. Each rug 38 3/4” x 22”. Very good overall condition, tops with minor wear, some light toning and fading, edges with moderate wear, backs in excellent visual condition but not examined off of stretchers which are slightly loose, one wood stretcher with some damage.

2087. AMERICAN FOLK ART DATED DOG PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a recumbent dog, stylized border to all four sides, dated “1876” in top center, applied binding to edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Dated 1876. Rug 46 1/2” x 29 1/2”. Colors in excellent condition with light fading, rug in fair condition with several scattered losses and holes, some stains mostly along right edge, back in unknown condition, mounting with water damage. $200 - $300

2089. AMERICAN FOLK ART HORSE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting an oval vignette of a brown horse, inner and outer border to all four sides. Mounted to burlap on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. Rug 44 1/4” x 36”. Very good visual condition with some wear, toning, and fading, some scattered losses and pulled fabric, back in unknown condition.

$400 - $600

$500 - $800

2085. AMERICAN FOLK ART DATED CAT PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, elongated rectangular form, depicting two sitting cats with red collars surrounded by flowers, initialed and dated “M R 1889” along the bottom edge, all four sides with scalloped border, possibly later-applied fabric binding to edges. Mounted to burlap on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Dated 1889. Rug 51 1/4” x 22 1/2”.

2090. AMERICAN FOLK ART CANADA GOOSE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a Canada goose swimming in water under a cloudy sky, all four sides with border and wrapped edges. Mounted to burlap on a wooden stretcher for hanging. First half 20th century. Rug 35” x 22 1/2”.

Very good visual condition with some wear, light toning and fading, a few scattered losses, back in unknown condition.

Excellent overall condition with minor wear, back in unknown condition.

$500 - $800

$200 - $300

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2091. AMERICAN FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, elongated rectangular form, depicting a hunter pointing a rifle towards a stag deer running away, background featuring hills and trees, bordered on all four sides. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. First quarter 20th century. Rug 61” x 22 1/2”.

Very good overall condition with some wear notably along bottom edge, light toning and fading, a few scattered pulled fabric and small losses, back in unknown condition. $500 - $800

2092. AMERICAN FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a hunter with dog pointing a rifle at a stag deer, background featuring trees and a cabin. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. First quarter 20th century. Rug 36” x 20 1/2”. Very good overall condition with minor wear mostly along edges, light toning and stains, and some fading, back in unknown condition. $400 - $600

2093. AMERICAN FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a hunter with a brown dog pointing a rifle at a moose, background with trees and a red sky, later-applied Velcro to back edges. Mounted by Velcro on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. Rug 36 1/2” x 19 1/2”. Very good overall condition with some wear, toning, and fading, fraying of burlap in lower right corner. $300 - $500

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2094. AMERICAN FOLK ART FLAG HOOKED AND CLIPPED RUG, rectangular form, depicting an 11-star American flag in center, wide striped border to four sides and corners with large five-pointed stars, applied braided edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. Rug 44” x 33 1/4”. Very good overall condition with some wear, toning, and fading, edges with tears, back in unknown condition. $500 - $800

2095. AMERICAN FOLK ART GROUSE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting two grouse birds with chicks in a detailed forest setting, having lush foliage including strawberries, opening between trees revealing mountains in the background. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. First half 20th century. Rug 42 3/4” x 31 3/8”. Very good overall condition with minor wear, light toning and fading, some scattered losses including to the top right corner, back in unknown condition. $200 - $300

2096. AMERICAN FOLK ART HUNTING / SPORTING SCENE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting two hunters in a canoe with one rowing and the other pointing a rifle at a stag deer, in a landscape setting with trees and plants, border to all four sides. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Second quarter 20th century. Rug 37” x 22 3/4”. Very good overall condition with minor wear, some toning, light fading with moderate fading along top edge, and a few scattered stains, back in unknown condition. $300 - $500

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2099. AMERICAN FOLK ART CAT PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a light-colored cat on a polychrome patchwork-type field. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. Rug 40 3/4” x 31 1/2”. Good overall condition with some wear, toning, stains, and fading, some scattered losses including a sizable loss near the lower left corner, back in unknown condition. 2097. AMERICAN FOLK ART CAT AND DOG PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a dog and an orange cat standing next to each other with tails curled, featuring “GROWLER” in the lower left and “PROWLER” in the lower right, dark-colored scalloped border framing the figures with red hearts in the corners, fabric tape binding along edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. First half 20th century. Rug 38 1/2” x 25 1/2”.

$200 - $300

2101. AMERICAN FOLK ART PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a deer and a fawn in a landscape setting with a barn or a house in the background, border to all four sides and applied binding. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. First quarter 20th century. Rug 39 1/2” x 22”.

Good to very good visual condition with some wear, toning, light fading, and stains, scattered pulled fabric to mostly on the cat, a few losses to dog, back in unknown condition.

Good overall condition with wear, toning, stains, and fading, binding with scattered holes and shattering, back in unknown condition.

$300 - $500

$100 - $200

2098. AMERICAN FOLK ART HORSE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a brown horse in the center on a dark ground, possibly with buildings, dated “FEB. 12 / 1920” above “BESS”, border to all four sides with repeated motif, applied binding to edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Dated 1920. Rug 32 1/4” x 26 3/4”. Good overall condition with some wear, toning, and light fading, several areas of bleeding from the blue-colored fabric in border, surface dirt, binding with tears, back in unknown condition, mounting with water damage. $100 - $200

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2100. AMERICAN FOLK ART STAG PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, near square form, depicting a large stag deer stepping over a fallen tree in a snowy landscape, the right side featuring a perched owl, the background with a few trees and mountains. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. First half 20th century. Rug 36 3/4” x 35”. Very good overall condition with minor wear, some toning and fading, scattered stains, back in unknown condition. $200 - $300


2102. AMERICAN FOLK ART FLAG HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a 20-star American flag. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. First quarter 20th century. Rug 39 3/4” x 25 1/2”. Very good overall condition with some wear and pulled fabric, toning, and light fading, some light bleeding of red along left edge, back in unknown condition. $300 - $500

2103. GRENFELL FOLK ART CANADA GOOSE PICTORIAL HOOKED MATS, LOT OF TWO, each depicting a Canada goose flying, comprising a rectangular form with evergreen trees lining the bottom edge, and a circular form featuring a body of water. Each mounted to fabric on a wooden panel for hanging. Grenfell Mission, northern Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Circa 1920. Rectangular form 9 1/4” x 7 1/4”; circular form 12 1/4” DOA. Very good overall condition with minor wear mostly along edges, light toning and stains, backs in unknown condition. $200 - $300

2104. AMERICAN FOLK ART CAT PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form depicting a smiling black and white cat with red collar, sitting next to a grey mouse on a light blue ground, black border along each side. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. First half 20th century. Rug 39 3/4” x 35 3/4”. Excellent overall condition with minor wear, some light toning and fading, and some pulled fabric mostly along left side including one piece with a section detached, back in unknown condition. $400 - $600

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2107. AMERICAN FOLK ART PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a landscape scene featuring a white house to the left and a dog walking towards it from the right, mountains in the background with trees and two ducks flying above, applied binding to all four edges, back with later applied burlap. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 54” x 31 3/4”. Fair overall condition with wear, toning, fading, stains, some losses and repairs. $100 - $200

2105. AMERICAN FOLK ART CAT PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a stylized grey cat wearing a red bow and sitting with tail curled, black ground and stripes to corners. Mounted to a wooden stretcher for hanging. Second quarter 20th century. Rug 27” x 33 1/4”. Very good overall condition with minor wear, some light fading, and a few stains. $200 - $300

2108. AMERICAN FOLK ART FIREPLACE PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting an interior room scene featuring a central fireplace with a cooking pot, mantel with plates, candlesticks, and a clock, flanked by two windows with potted flowers, a sitting cat to one side and a red chair to the other side, three rag-type rugs along the foreground, fabric tape binding to edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. Second quarter 20th century. Rug 40 1/4” x 27 3/4”. Very good visual condition with some wear, scattered stains, and light fading, some losses along border notably to one corner and lower edge, binding with some holes, back in unknown condition. 2106. AMERICAN FOLK ART PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, rectangular form, depicting a man and a woman standing next to a cat or a dog in a landscape setting, featuring trees and buildings, border to all of sides and applied binding to edges. Mounted to fabric on a wooden stretcher for hanging. First half 20th century. Rug 32 1/2” x 17”. Fair to good overall condition with some wear, toning, stains, and fading, scattered losses, back in unknown condition. $100 - $200

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Literature: Parallels Herr - Rags to Rugs: Hooked & Handsewn Rugs of Pennsylvania, pp. 104-105, figs. 124 and 125. $200 - $300


2109. STAMPED “SOLOMON BELL / STRASBURG / VA”, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA POLYCHROME-DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE CAKE / FOOD MOLD, lead-, copper-, and manganese-glazed over a slip wash, having conical form with plain interior, coggled rim, and a central tube. Solomon Bell (1817-1882), Strasburg, VA. 1850-1880. 3 3/4” HOA, 7 5/8” D rim. Very good condition having scattered glaze exfoliation to exterior and interior with some wear to top of central tube and characteristic crazing. Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, 2/21/1992, lot 287. $500 - $800

2110. STAMPED “S. BELL & SON / STRASBURG”, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA POLYCHROME-DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PITCHER, lead-, copper-, and manganese-glazed over a slip wash, tall cylindrical form with flared rim, beaded neck ring, incised shoulder ring, and single incised ring above the pronounced foot. S. Bell & Son, Strasburg, VA. 1887-1900. 9 5/8” HOA, 5 1/4” D rim. Good condition having chip and minor scattered rim flakes, moderate wear including glaze flakes, scattered scratches, and characteristic crazing. Literature: Parallels Comstock - The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 265, fig. 5.186. Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, 2/21/1992, lot 291.

2111. MID-ATLANTIC EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DIMINUTIVE / LADY’S SPITTOON / CUSPIDOR, lead- and manganese-glazed splotches over a slip wash, circular form with three coggled bands to top, beaded foot, and D-shaped drain hole, fully glazed under base. Second half 19th century. 1 7/8” HOA, 4” DOA. Excellent condition having minute glaze flake to foot. $100 - $200

2112. MID-ATLANTIC EARTHENWARE / REDWARE HARVEST JUG, lead-glazed with manganese splotches, approximately one-gallon capacity, tapered form with spaced incised ring decorations including two to shoulder and two surrounding the top-mounted grooved strap handle, punched airvent behind handle and collared mouth to front of handle. Second half 19th century. 11 1/4” HOA. Having some scattered flakes including to handle and mouth, some scattered medial glaze flakes, and expected areas of wear. $400 - $600

$300 - $500

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2113. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DISH / LOAF PAN, single lead-glazed, deep ovoid form with pie crust rim. Yellow slip-trailed concentric circle with dot design having two sprig decorations to center. Early 19th century. 3 1/4” H, 17 1/2” x 12 5/8”. Having scattered flakes, primarily to rim, with some exfoliation to underside, and expected usage wear including scattered scratches. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 6/27/1991, lot 245 (retains auction label). Ex-collection of Barry Cohen, Manhattan, NY. $2,000 - $3,000

2114. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE FLASK / RING BOTTLE, lead-glazed, having greenish yellow slip-trailed wavy line design to each side with additional broader wave decoration to edge. Early 19th century. 12” DOA. Having some exfoliation to slip decoration and scattered expected wear, four letters/numbers scratched into interior. Manufacturing flaws including kiln kiss to bottom, as made. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 6/27/1991, lot 254 (retains auction label). Ex-collection of Barry Cohen, Manhattan, NY. $800 - $1,200

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2115. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE CHARGER, single lead-glazed, coggled rim. Yellow sliptrailed German script which translates to “Those who eat their belly full, should not forget the poor”. Attributed to Simon Singer (1822-1894), Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA. Dated 1870. 1 7/8” HOA, 12 7/8” D rim. Rim having some scattered flakes and two moderate shallow chips, one with an associated hairline crack, and some expected wear including short scattered scratches. $800 - $1,200

2116. JACOB MEDINGER (1856-1932), MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA SGRAFFITO-DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PLATE, single lead-glazed with yellow-slip wash and manganese and copper splashed decoration, coggled rim. Incised design featuring a bird perched on a leafy branch within a stylized border having mottled brown and green splotches on yellow ground. Medinger Pottery, Montgomery County, PA. Late 19th/early 20th century. 7 3/4” D rim. Having some minor chips and scattered flakes to rim.

2117. JACOB MEDINGER (1856-1932), MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA SGRAFFITO-DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PLATE, single lead-glazed with yellow-slip wash and manganese and copper splashed decoration, coggled rim. Incised design featuring a profile of a sleepy-eyed dog with collar, having “G R” below, and mottled brown and green splotches on yellow ground. Medinger Pottery, Montgomery County, PA. Early 20th century. 1 1/2” H, 8 7/8” D rim. Excellent condition having minute glaze flake to dogs neck and some crazing.

Provenance: Sotheby’s, 6/27/1991, lot 249 (retains auction label).

Provenance: Sidney Gecker, American Folk Art, New York, NY (retains dealer label).

$400 - $600

$400 - $600

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2118. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DIMINUTIVE LOAF PAN / DISH, manganese- and single lead-glazed, rectangular form. Brown slip-trailed hyacinth flower to middle with four sprig designs to border. Early 19th century. 1 1/4” HOA, 8” x 5 3/4”. Very good condition, having some scattered rim flakes and even exfoliation to manganese decorations.

2120. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PLATE, single lead-glazed, coggled rim. Yellow-slip trailed decoration featuring a medial figure eight-style looped design. First half 19th century. 1 3/4” H, 11 1/4” D rim. Very good condition with rim hairline and shallow elongated flake above slip design. $300 - $500

Provenance: Sotheby’s, 10/25/1992, lot 67 (retains auction label). Ex-collection of Harry Hartman. PA. Ex-collection of Barry Cohen, Manhattan, NY.

2122. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE CHARGER, single lead-glazed, coggled rim. Light orange slip-trailed stylized wavy line decoration. Having red hand-brushed “103” to underside. Mid 19th century. 2 1/2” HOA, 14 3/8” D rim. Excellent condition having minute glaze flake and some expected wear including light short scattered scratches. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 10/25/1992, lot 78 (retains auction label) From an Indiana private collection. $300 - $500

$400 - $600

2121. NORTHEASTERN / PENNSYLVANIA EARTHENWARE / REDWARE MINIATURE / TOY ARTICLES, LOT OF TWO, lead-glazed, comprising a plate with yellow slip-trailed wavycrossed lines design and a cylindrical form jar with sharp shoulder having manganese-glazed splotches. Jar possibly Norwalk, CT. First half 19th century. Jar 2 1/2” HOA, plate 3 3/8” D rim.

2119. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DISH / LOAF PAN, single lead-glazed, oval form. Yellow-slip trailed bird decoration. Mid 19th century. 3 3/8” HOA, 16 1/8” x 13”. Rim having some minor scattered flakes/chips, old stapled repair. Provenance: J.D. Querry Antiques, Martinsburg, PA (retains dealer label). $300 - $500

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Jar having minor flake to shoulder and a few minor rim flakes and moderate crazing; plate with rim hairline and scattered rim flakes. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 6/27/1991, lot 250 and lot 255 (retain auction labels). Ex-collection of Sidney Gecker. Dish: Ex-collection of Barry Cohen, Manhattan, NY. $300 - $500

2123. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DISH / LOAF PAN, single lead-glazed, rectangular form with coggled rim. Yellow slip-trailed designs featuring groups of wavy lines and dots. First half 19th century. 3” HOA, 16” x 11 3/4”. Rim underside with chip to one corner and some scattered minor flakes, having some expected usage wear including scattered scratches with moderate crazing. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 10/25/1992, lot 78 (retains auction label). From an Indiana private collection. $300 - $500


2124. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DISH, manganese- and lead-glazed with polychrome-slipped decoration, shallow form. Slip-trailed design depicting a stag leaping over a foliated branch with three bands to well rim and sprig-decorated rim border. Having old red hand-brushed “1142” to rim underside. First half 19th century. 1 7/8” H, 12 1/2” D rim.

2126. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DIMINUTIVE PLATE, copper-, manganese-, and single leadglazed, lightly coggled rim. Slip-trailed designs featuring five green dots spaced between four sprig decorations. 19th century. 7/8” H, 4 3/4” D.

Having two rim flakes, moderate scattered glaze flakes, and wear to slip. Manufacturing flaws including rim hairline/firing separation, as made.

$500 - $800

Rim having minor chip and minute scattered flakes, no losses to slip decorations.

2128. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DISH / LOAF PAN, single lead-glazed, coggled rim. Yellow sliptrailed triple wavy line decorations in four bands. First half 19th century. 15 5/8” x 12 1/2”. Rim having some minor chips and flakes, moderate wear to center including scattered scratches. Manufacturing flaws including stone pop to rim underside, as made. $500 - $800

$300 - $500

2125. PENNSYLVANIA EARTHENWARE / REDWARE FIGURAL BIRD WHISTLE, lead-glazed, hand-formed with punched eyes and incised features, hole to back and end of tail, resting on an ovoid base with chain-style stamped decoration to edge. Possibly Maize family, Millheim Pottery, New Berlin, Union County, PA. 19th century. 2 5/8” HOA. Very good visual condition, except beak broken and glued. Literature: Base design parallels Royer - Thrown, Fired, and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond, p. 91, figs. top and bottom; parallels Winterthur Museum Collections, Object Numbers 1959.2236 and 1962.0654. Provenance: “PURCHASED / READING, PA / NOV 1975 / MRS. WM / MOYER” (retains label). $400 - $600

2127. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE LARGE COVERED JAR / SUGAR POT, lead-glazed, ovoid form with horizontal handles having thumbpressed terminals to shoulder. Light orange- and manganese-slip Moravian-style decorations featuring an undulating vertical wave line to front and back, frond-like designs to trough, vertical frond design below each handle, cover with four frond-like designs and dots to finial. Retains old label to underside with “Ew 79”. Late 18th/first quarter 19th century. 9 1/2” HOA, 4 5/8” D rim.

2129. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PLATE, single lead-glazed, lightly coggled rim. Yellow-slip trailed decoration comprising two wavy designs to edge with medial looped decoration. First half 19th century. 12 3/4” D. Rim having a hairline and some scattered flakes, moderate glaze wear. $300 - $500

Fair condition having some scattered minor flakes to base, areas of old restoration to rim and cover edge with some losses, and some scattered exfoliation and wear to glaze and slip decorations. Literature: Form parallels Hunter (ed.) - Ceramics in America 2010, p. 53, fig. 65, left - “Slipware from the St. Asaph’s Tradition”, by Luke Beckerdite, Johanna Brown, and Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton. $500 - $800

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2130. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PLATES, LOT OF TWO, single lead-glazed, each having coggled rim with yellow slip-trailed designs featuring central wavy lines, one flanked by two triple-banded foliate decorations and one with additional dot and sprig designs. First half 19th century. 1 1/2” HOA, 10 1/4” and 10 1/2” D rim.

2132. NEW JERSEY DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PLATE, single lead-glazed, coggled rim. Yellow slip-trailed design featuring a spotted bird resting on a branch with three rows of wavy lines above and below. Probably Matawan, NJ. First half 19th century. 1 7/8” HOA, 11 1/4” D rim. Very good condition with glaze flake at bird’s eye, scattered scratches, and wear to center. $500 - $800

Dot and wavy line example having rim hairline and some glaze flakes to slip-trailed designs; remaining example with some minor scattered flakes, primarily to rim, and a curved hairline that does not appear to go through to underside, each having some expected wear. $200 - $300

2131. PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PLATES, LOT OF THREE, single lead-glazed, each having coggled rim with yellow slip-trailed designs, com-prising two examples with wavy line and sprig decorations and one featuring four bands of four straight lines with central design depicting five groups of four dashes. First half 19th century. 9 1/4” to 10” D rim. One foliate and wavy line example mostly undamaged with minor rim flake and some scattered glaze flakes to middle; straight and dashed line example having moderate chip to center and some glaze flakes to designs; remaining example with moderate rim chip and two minor rim flakes; each having some expected wear. $200 - $300

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2133. NORTHEASTERN DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE CHARGER, single leadglazed, coggled rim. Yellow slip-trailed inscription “Cheap / Dish” flanking a central corkscrew-like ornament. Possibly Norwalk, CT. First half 19th century. 2 1/2” H, 13 3/8” D rim. Excellent condition with some scattered rim flakes and minimal wear to slip decoration. $2,000 - $3,000


2134. NORTHEASTERN DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DISH / PLATE, single lead-glazed, coggled rim. Yellow sliptrailed inscription “Sarahs / Dish” with wavy line above and below. Possibly Norwalk, CT. Mid 19th century. 1 5/8” H, 10 1/4” D rim. Very good condition, rim having some flakes and a light hairline, with expected wear including to slip design and some scattered scratches. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 10/25/1992, lot 67 (retains auction label). Ex-collection of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Blomquist. $800 - $1,200

2135. NORTHEASTERN DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DISH / LOAF PAN, single lead-glazed, rectangular form with coggled rim. Yellow slip-trailed inscription “Money Wanted” to center. First half 19th century. 1 7/8” HOA, 14 3/8” x 10 1/4”. Having moderate rim chip to top and light short scattered scratches from use. Manufacturing flaws including moderate kiln kiss to front, as made. $800 - $1,200

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2136. NORTHEASTERN DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE JUG / PITCHER, lead-glazed with iron-oxide spotting, ovoid form with rounded rim, two lightly incised shoulder rings, an applied strap handle, and beaded foot. Featuring yellow slip abstract splotches to body and handle. Possibly Nathaniel Seymour (1763-1849), West Hartford, CT. Second quarter 19th century. 6 7/8” HOA, 5 1/8” D rim. Very good condition having rim chip with area of glaze exfoliation above foot and minor scattered exfoliation to slip decorations.

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Literature: Parallels Royer - Thrown, Fired, and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond, p. 17, fig. top and bottom; and Watkins - Early New England Potters and Their Wares, p. 312, fig. 44.

2139. AMERICAN DATED AND DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE CHARGER, single lead-glazed, coggled rim. Yellow slip-trailed “1861” to center with additional wavy line decorations. Dated 1861. 2 1/2” H, 14 1/4” D rim.

Provenance: Sotheby’s, 6/27/1991, lot 244 (retains auction label). Ex-collection of Barry Cohen. NY. $500 - $800

Having a chip to underside, some hairlines, scattered scratches, and some exfoliation flakes to slip decorations. $1,000 - $2,000

2138. NORTHEASTERN EARTHENWARE / REDWARE SHAVING MUG, lead-glazed with mottled copper and manganese decoration, cylindrical form with incised shoulder ring and applied strap handle having medial ridge. Incised “Com / glaze” and old red hand-brushed museum accession number “1937.1443” to underside. Mid 19th century. 4 3/4” HOA, 3 5/8” D rim. Rim having a chip and a flake. Manufacturing flaws including some glaze skips, as made. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 1/29/1995, lot 299. Ex-collection of the New York Historical Society. Ex-collection of Elie Nadelman. 2137. NORTHEASTERN DATED AND DECORATED STONEWARE JUG, salt-glazed, approximately one-gallon capacity, bold ovoid form with rounded flat-top rim and applied strap handle with thumb pressed lower terminus. Sliptrailed cobalt design with “1846” and a stylized scroll above. Dated 1846. 10 5/8” HOA. Very good condition having two shallow chips to base edge and some light hairlines. Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, 5/23/2003, lot 138. $100 - $200

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Catalogue Note: This piece was formerly in the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (Polish American, 1882-1946). Nadelman, a sculptor, and his wife, Mrs. Viola Flannery, started the Museum of Folk and Peasant Arts in Riverdale, NY in 1925. The museum was the first significant collection of American and European folk art in America, eventually comprising some fifteen thousand objects. After loosing much of their wealth in the Great Depression, the Nadelmans sold the major-ity of the museum’s collection to the New York Historical Society in 1937. $200 - $300


2140. AMERICAN EARTHENWARE / REDWARE FLASK / RING BOTTLE, copper- and lead-glazed, having flat-sided form with a short neck and slightly flared mouth, featuring greensponged decoration on a yellow ground. Having old red hand-brushed museum accession number “1937.1439” to back. 19th century. 8 5/8” HOA. Outer raised edge having some scattered flakes and chips. Manufacturing flaws including glazed over firing separation, as made. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 1/29/1995, lot 293. Ex-collection of the New York Historical Society. Ex-collection of Elie Nadelman.

2142. AMERICAN EARTHENWARE / REDWARE CHAMBERSTICK, lead-glazed with manganese splotches, having vertical pick slot below a rounded rim, applied strap handle, and saucer base. Base unglazed. First half 19th century. 4 1/8” HOA, saucer/wax pan 4 1/4” D.

2144. AMERICAN DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DISH / PLATE, single lead-glazed, coggled rim. Yellow slip-trailed decorations include swirl design to center and wavy line between two bands on border. Mid 19th century. 1 7/8” HOA, 12 1/8” D rim.

Excellent condition having some minute flakes to slot edge and expected wear to rim. Manufacturing flaws including firing separations beside handle, as made.

Mostly undamaged having two flakes to rim underside, not visible to front.

$400 - $600

Provenance: Sotheby’s, unknown auction date, lot 20A (retains label). $300 - $500

Catalogue Note: This piece was formerly in the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (Polish American, 1882-1946). Nadelman, a sculptor, and his wife, Mrs. Viola Flannery, started the Museum of Folk and Peasant Arts in Riverdale, NY in 1925. The museum was the first significant collection of American and European folk art in America, eventually comprising some fifteen thousand objects. After loosing much of their wealth in the Great Depression, the Nadelmans sold the major-ity of the museum’s collection to the New York Historical Society in 1937. $500 - $800

2143. AMERICAN SGRAFFITO-DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PAN, single lead-glazed, having incised design featuring a recumbent dark green-glazed dog to center. Second half 19th century. 2 3/8” H, 12 1/4” D rim. Excellent condition with one flake to exterior rim. Literature: Design parallels Winterthur Museum Collections, Object Number 1967.1556. $300 - $500

2145. AMERICAN DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE CHARGER, single lead-glazed, coggled rim. Yellow slip-trailed speckled bird to center. Probably Pennsylvania or New Jersey. First half 19th century. 2 3/8” H, 13 1/8” D rim. Very good condition, rim having shallow chip, a minor flake to underside, a hairline extending to center, and some expected wear, especially to center. $400 - $600

2141. AMERICAN EARTHENWARE / REDWARE FAT / GREASE LAMP, lead-glazed, tri-spout/reserve pan form with saucer base and applied strap handle having medial channel. Base unglazed. Mid 19th century. 3 3/8” HOA. Excellent condition with two minute flakes to base edge, having expected wear, moderate crazing, and some black residue to surface. $400 - $600

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2146. AMERICAN DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PLATES, LOT OF TWO, single lead-glazed, each with coggled rim and yellow slip-trailed decorations, comprising one example with seven sprigs and one example featuring wavy line to center, flanked by two sprigs. First half 19th century. 8 1/2” and 9 1/2” D rim. Sprig example mostly undamaged with minor rim hairline that does not appear to go through to underside; wavy line example with radial hairline crack to rim. $100 - $200

2148. AMERICAN EARTHENWARE / REDWARE ARTICLES, LOT OF THREE, leadglazed, comprising a 6 1/8” D plate with coggled rim having yellow slip-trailed wavy line design to center flanked by sprig decorations, and two cylindrical tankard-form mugs, each having applied strap handle and unglazed base underside, including one having four manganese-glazed splotches with double incised medial lines. 19th century. 5 3/4” HOA. Manganese-decorated mug mostly undamaged having light rim hairline; largest mug having some minor scattered rim and base edge flakes and some glaze wear to handle; plate rim having some hairlines; each with expected wear. $200 - $300

2151. AMERICAN PATRIOTIC DECORATED STONEWARE CROCK, salt-glazed, designated six-gallon capacity, cylindrical form with rounded flat-top rim, double incised neck ring, applied arched handles, and Albany-slip glazed interior. Slip-trailed cobalt decoration featuring a flag with ten stars. Circa 1875. 13 5/8” H, 11 3/4” D rim. Rim having four hairlines, three moderate, with an applied wire below rim, some lower hairlines, and moderate staining. Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, 11/23/2007, lot 198 (retains auction label). $500 - $800

2147. AMERICAN CERAMIC ARTICLES, LOT OF TWO, comprising an earthenware/ redware insect trap with conical form, incised exterior rings, and drain hole at base edge, with later added brown paint over lead-glazed top and green-painted base, having old red hand-brushed museum accession number “1937.1450” to underside; and an Albany-slip glazed stoneware footed soap dish with holes to top and drain hole to side, unglazed base underside. Second half 19th century. Trap 4 1/4” HOA, dish 5 1/8” D rim. Soap dish rim with chip and minor flake and some expected usage wear including residue; trap with some scattered chips to top and base edge. Provenance: Insect trap: Sotheby’s, 6/27/1991, lot 299 (retains auction label). Ex-collection of the New York Historical Society. Ex-collection of Elie Nadelman. Catalogue Note: The insect trap was formerly in the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (Polish American, 1882-1946). Nadelman, a sculptor and his wife Mrs. Viola Flannery started the Museum of Folk and Peasant Arts in Riverdale NY in 1925. The museum was the first significant collection of American and European folk art in America eventually comprising some fifteen thousand objects. After loosing much of their wealth in the Great Depression the Nadelmans sold the majority of the museum’s collection to the New York Historical Society in 1937. $80 - $120

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2149. AMERICAN EARTHENWARE / REDWARE BOWLS / DISHES, LOT OF THREE, single lead-glazed with manganese splotches, each of low form, including one with beaded rim. 19th century. 1 5/8” HOA, 6 1/4” to 7” D. Very good to excellent condition, two having flake to rim, one minor, and one with some scattered short scratches from use. Some having manufactur-ing flaws including glazed over firing separation or glaze skips, as made. $80 - $120

2150. STAMPED “SEYMOUR & BOSWORTH / HARTFORD, CONN.”, CONNECTICUT PATRIOTIC DECORATED STONEWARE CROCK, salt-glazed, “4” gallon capacity mark, cylindrical form with rounded flat-top rim, applied arched handles, and Albany-slip glazed interior. Slip-trailed and brushed cobalt scrolling banner inscribed “LIBERTY.” Israel Seymour and Stanley Bosworth, Hartford, CT. Circa 1875. 11 1/4” H, 12” D rim. Excellent undamaged condition. $1,000 - $2,000


2152. SIGNED “ANNA POTTERY / 1882”, ANNA, ILLINOIS STONEWARE JUG BANK, Albany-slip glazed, ovoid form with plain mouth, incised ring below, a faux stopper, incised “5.48” to top, and applied strap handle. Wallace and Cornwell Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL. Dated 1882. 4 7/8” HOA. Excellent condition with minute flake to stopper and mouth, possibly as made. Manufacturing flaws including kiln kiss to front, as made. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 6/27/1991, lot 253 (retains auction label). $400 - $600

2153. AMERICAN STONEWARE FIGURAL WHISTLE, salt-glazed, modeled as a man’s head with crude features including incised ovoid eyes, indistinct nose, and open mouth with applied hair to back of head, wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Possibly Wallace and Cornwell Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL. Fourth quarter 19th century. 3 1/8” HOA. Hat brim with restoration and chip to underside. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 6/27/1991, lot 253 (retains auction label). $200 - $300

2154. AMERICAN / BRITISH REFINED REDWARE ENGINE-TURNED COFFEE POT, leadglazed, of large baluster form with domed turned cover, featuring four bands of ribbed decoration to body and handle with foliate and basketweave design. Late 18th century. 11” HOA. Having some minor flakes to foot edge, a chip to finial and end of spout, rim having a flake to interior with a couple light hairlines, scattered expected wear and some glaze exfoliation to cover interior. Provenance: Skinner, Inc., 6/9/2002, lot 506 (retains auction label). $500 - $800

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2155. RARE 26-STAR NATIVE AMERICAN PARTY POLITICAL PARADE FLAG BANNER, printed glazed muslin, the blue canton of finely executed design featuring spread-wing eagle flanked by flags above a cloud-like device over a ballot box inscribed “TWENTY-ONE / YEARS” the party name “NATIVE AMERICAN” above, all within a five-pointed star wreath surround, fly with 13 red and white stripes, three white stripes bearing the slogan “NATIVE. AMERICANS. / BEWARE OF / FOREIGN. INFLUENCE.” with several “N” letters being backward. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1849. 29 3/4” x 50” object, 37 1/2” x 58” OA. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of discoloration. A few small tears and losses, larger loss to canton and another to fly. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 11/18/2005, lot 1622. Catalogue Note: The 1840’s and 1850’s were a turbulent period during America’s political evolution. Amidst the outgrowth of new parties, and the transformation of older ones, a nascent political party known as the “American” party, or the “Native American” party, later referred to as “Know Nothings” by the opposition, emerged. The Native American party, overtly xenophobic in its approach, supported a staunchly anti-immigration platform, even proposing that immigrants coming to the United States who did qualify for admittance must wait 21 years before receiving citizenship thus, the slogan on the present flag banner. $8,000 - $12,000

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2156. VERY RARE 26-STAR NATIVE AMERICAN PARTY POLITICAL PARADE FLAG BANNER, printed silk, the blue canton featuring a conjectural depiction of a memorial column with eagle surmount and Greek-like temple in the background, the plinth inscribed “KENSINGTON / MAY 6-7-8 1844”, the fluted column bearing ribbon banner inscribed “SHIFFLER/ GREEBLE/WRIGHT/COX/RHINE DOLLAR/ HAMMITT/STILLWELL/RAMSEY”, all within a five-pointed star wreath surround, 11 red, white, and blue stripes, three white stripes bearing the slogan “FREEDOM/TO THE/AMERICAN”. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1844. 18 1/2” x 27” object, 22 1/2” x 31 1/4” OA. Very good overall condition with minor scattered discoloration. Several small areas of loss, larger loss to upper corner of fly edge. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 5/20/2004, lot 581. Catalogue Note: The present flag banner was created to commemorate the Kensington Riots in Philadelphia and promote the agenda of the “Native American” party. In early May of 1844, sporadic episodes of violence between Protestant and Catholic working class laborers erupted in the Kensington neighborhood of present-day Philadelphia. Tension had been building in the city for years prior as large numbers of Irish Catholic immigrants had been pouring into the area, fleeing famine and/or persecution in their homeland overseas. Arriving to a tight labor market and a country struggling through an economic depression, Irish laborers were viewed with disdain by so-called native Protestant workers because of the former group’s perceived willingness to work for lower wages and because

of longstanding American cultural prejudice against Catholics and Catholicism in general. The violence in Kensington in early May of 1844 led to the deaths of at least twelve citizens, and nearly 200 homes and Catholic churches were destroyed by the time order was restored. Several of those killed, including George Shiffler, whose name appears first on the column depicted on the present flag, were members of a nascent political party known as the “American” party or the “Native American” party, later referred to as “Know Nothings” by the opposition. The Native American party supported a staunchly antiimmigration platform even proposing that immigrants coming to the United States who did qualify for admittance must wait 21 years before receiving citizenship (see the slogan inscribed on the canton for the preceding lot). On July 4. the Native American party held a large parade in Philadelphia to commemorate the events in Kensington two months before. It is believed the marchers numbered in excess of 3,000 with some 70,000 onlookers present. The current flag banner, an incredibly rare survivor given its fragile silk composition, was likely used in conjunction with this parade.” $8,000 - $12,000

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2157. EARLY 16-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL TENNESSEE STATEHOOD FLAG, entirely hand-sewn cotton, the blue canton featuring hand-cut double-appliqued stars arranged in a starburst pattern with large central star, fly with 11 red and white stripes, retains likely original twisted hoist rope in sleeve. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Probably early 19th century. 18” x 28” object, 23 3/4” x 34 1/2” OA. Very good overall condition with minor overall discoloration. Small tears and losses, larger loss to bottom right of fly end. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 6/9/2005, lot 861. $4,000 - $6,000

2158. EARLY 13-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL FLAG, entirely hand-sewn linen, unusual coloration, the white canton featuring blue handcut and double-appliqued four-pointed stars in a “dancing” pattern of irregular orientation, fly with eight stripes arranged in a red (now faded)white-blue pattern, retains two possibly original applied ribbon loops to fly end, applied binding to hoist edge. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Probably early 19th century. 14 1/2” x 26 1/2” object, 19 3/4” x 32 1/2” OA. Good overall condition with minor to moderate wear and discoloration. Small losses to ground and edges. Upper left corner of canton with tear and possible separation, piece possibly detached but present. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 6/24/2009, lot 247. $3,000 - $5,000

2159. EARLY 12-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL FLAG, entirely hand-sewn, the pieced dark blue wool bunting canton featuring four rows of three hand-cut reverse-appliqued cotton stars, fly with 13 red and white wool bunting stripes, applied cotton hoist, hemmed fly end. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Probably mid 19th century. 37” x 60 1/2” object, 44 1/2” x 68 1/2” OA. Excellent overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Small loss to upper corner of canton at hoist edge. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 12/2/2004, lot 967. $2,000 - $3,000

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2160. EXTREMELY RARE, POSSIBLY UNIQUE, 34-STAR LINCOLN-JOHNSON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FLAG BANNER, entirely hand-sewn cotton, the folky light blue canton resting on the blood/war stripe and featuring a circular double wreath/medallion pattern with four oversized corner stars, nine red and white stripes terminating in applied red binding to fly end, center white stripe bearing stenciled “LINCOLN & JOHNSON!” slogan in bold block letters. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. 1862-1864. 23” x 46” object, 29” x 53” OA. Good overall condition with moderate scattered discoloration. A few small tears and losses with old hand-sewn repairs in red stripes under canton. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 12/2/2004, lot 769. Catalogue Note: The present highly unusual campaign flag banner is a rare survivor from the 1864 Presidential campaign, one of the most important in America history. Given that the canton displays only 34 stars, it is possible that the flag was created just prior to West Virginia statehood in 1863 and the printed “LINCOLN & JOHNSON!” slogan was added shortly thereafter in preparation for the 1864 campaign. $10,000 - $15,000

2161. 35-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL CIVIL WAR-PERIOD WEST VIRGINIA STATE-HOOD FLAG, a fine example of folky design and large scale, entirely hand-sewn, the undersized dark blue wool canton resting on the blood/war stripe featuring hand-cut doubleappliqued linen stars arranged in an oval double wreath/medallion with large central star and four corner stars, 11 cotton red and white stripes terminating in blue binding to fly end. Conservation mounted in a custom plexiglass frame. Circa 1863. 52” x 93” OA. Very good overall condition with minor areas of discoloration. Some fraying and small losses to fly end. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, York, PA. $5,000 - $8,000

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2162. RARE 34-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL CIVIL WAR-PERIOD KANSAS STATEHOOD FLAG, silk with cotton stars, the dark blue canton having hand-cut double-appliqued stars arranged in an unusual pattern featuring central halo-like cluster, fly with 13 red and white stripes, retains likely original twisted-hemp hoist rope. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1861. 26 1/2” x 43 1/2” object, 33 1/2” x 53 3/4” OA. Very good overall condition with minor wear, discoloration, tears, and small losses. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 12/2/2004, lot 985. $3,000 - $5,000

2163. 21-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL ILLI-NOIS STATEHOOD FLAG, entirely hand-sewn, the blue wool blend canton featuring hand-cut double-appliqued cotton stars arranged in a four-row “dancing” pattern, wherein the stars are set in varying orientations, 13 wool blend red and white stripes with applied hoist. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1819. 19 1/2” x 37 1/2” object, 24 1/4” x 42 1/4” OA. Excellent overall condition with minor areas of discoloration. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: James D. Julia Auctions, 3/14/2005, lot 917. $2,000 - $3,000

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2164. EXTREMELY RARE 1848 FREE SOIL PARTY POLITICAL CONVENTION VIRGINIA-RELATED PARADE / DELEGATION FLAG, printed glazed muslin, the blue canton featuring “Great Star” pattern with four large corner stars, fly with 13 red and white stripes, the white stripe under the canton marked “E. C. Williams, Flag and Tent Maker, 12 Buffalo st. [sic], Rochester”, marked to fly “VERGINA” in large block letters. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1850. 17 1/2” x 24 1/4” object, 24” x 30 1/4” OA. Good overall condition with moderate scattered wear and discoloration, heavier to fly end. Not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 6/18/2003, lot 411. Catalogue Note: The present flag was likely used at the August 9-10, 1848 Free Soil Party Convention held in Buffalo, New York. The Free Soil Party, one of the most progressive in its day, was an influential third-party force in American politics from 1848-1851, after which it was absorbed into the newly-formed Republican party. As the name suggests, the Free Soil Party was principally founded on the notion that all new territory (namely Western territory) that was to be annexed by the United States in the wake of the Mexican War would be “free soil”, with slavery officially abolished in the newly

designated state or region. The 1848 convention itself marked an important moment in the growth of the Abolitionist movement in America and included a fascinating list of delegates and attendees, including Salmon Chase (future Supreme Court Justice), Frederick Douglass (former slave and nationally recognized orator and writer), and Walt Whitman (then-obscure poet from New Jersey). In a seemingly remarkable twist, three slave states were represented as well (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia), making the present flag an early Abolitionist-affiliated artifact with Virginia association. The flag’s maker, Edward C. Williams of Rochester, New York, appears to have been a prominent commercial manufacturer of canvas-type goods. The 1851 city directory records him as a “Chandler and sailmaker” operating at “12 Buffalo”, but he must have been noted equally for his flag and tent making enterprises. With reference to the latter, Williams seems to have been the most accomplished manufacturer of large tents in the region during this period. Ellen Gould White (1827-1915), co-founder of the Seventh-Day Adventist movement, records in her memoirs a particularly massive tent that was manufactured by Williams in preparation for an 1842-1844 national revival tour to be led by William Miller and other Millerite preachers. White estimated that the tent produced by Williams was approximately 120 feet by 160 feet and could accommodate nearly four thousand people. Clearly, E. C. Williams had a thriving business that included tent making on a grand scale, so it is interesting to note his self-designation as “Flag and Tent Maker” on the present flag. Regardless, given Williams’ prominence in both fields, it is logical to conclude that he was called upon to produce delegation or parade flags for the 1848 Free Soil Party Convention in nearby Buffalo. One can only imagine his chagrin, however, upon discovering the misspelling of “VERGINIA”. Most of these examples with the misspelling were likely pulled and discarded on site, making the present flag an extremely rare survivor. $3,000 - $5,000

2165. RARE CENTENNIAL PATRIOTIC FLAG BANNER, linen, a large graphic example, the blue canton with “1876/1776” depicted in a printed pattern of five-pointed stars, the fly with twopiece machine-sewn red and white stripes, retains five likely original brass hoist rings. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. 1876. 28 1/2” x 46” object, 35 1/2” x 53” OA. Good overall condition with minor to moderate wear and discoloration. Old hand-sewn repair to canton and small losses to fly. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 5/20/2004, lot 595. $2,000 - $3,000

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2166. RARE 31-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD PARADE FLAG, printed silk, the blue canton featuring unusual “Great Star” variant pattern, the large central star somewhat tilted on its axis, fly with 13 red and white stripes, remnants of applied border throughout. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1850. 27” x 34” object, 34” x 41 3/4” OA. Good overall condition with moderate scattered wear and discoloration, heavier to fly. Small losses to edges, heavier losses to applied border. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, York, PA. $1,000 - $2,000

2167. 35-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD FLAG, the dark blue pieced wool bunting canton featuring hand-cut and single-appliqued cotton stars arranged in a “dancing” pattern of five rows with the stars positioned in varying orientations, cut-out to the reverse, fly with 13 red and white wool bunting stripes and pieced reinforced elements to corners, likely period, applied canvas hoist with stenciled “BOSTON” mark and old “Custis” pencil inscription. Unframed. Circa 1863. 40” x 65”. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, scattered small tears and losses. $1,000 - $2,000

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Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Three pieces total. Circa 1861. 21” x 25 1/2” object, 30 3/4” x 34 3/4” OA. Fair as-found condition with moderate to heavy areas of wear, discoloration, tears, and losses. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, York, PA.

2168. VERY RARE 15-STAR CIVIL WAR-PERIOD AMERICAN NATIONAL FLAG WITH CALIFORNIA HISTORY, cotton, made for pioneer, John Brown, Sr. (1817-1899), of San Bernardino, California and descended in the Brown family, entirely hand-sewn with two areas of treadle stitching to the stripes, the blue canton featuring unusual folky pattern

with hand-cut seven-pointed double-appliqued stars in a “halo” pattern around a large central star flanked by four corner stars, resting on the “blood” or “war” stripe, fly with 13 red and white stripes. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Retains a binder full of archival material from the family of John Brown, Sr. (1817-1899) as well as John Brown, Jr.’s 1890 pencil-inscribed ledger for the Society of California Pioneers.

Catalogue Note: The present flag was made for John Brown, Sr. (1817-1899), a remarkable and intrepid Western pioneer who ultimately settled in San Bernardino, California after two decades of trapping, hunting, and gold mining in the American West. According to the 1870 diary of his son, John Brown, Jr. (b.1847), the present flag was made at the start of the Civil War by school girls in San Bernardino for Brown, Sr., a respected citizen in the community, and that the hand-sewn pro-Union symbol caused some consternation among several of the Confederate sympathizers in the area: “On the opening of the rebellion ‘when shrieked the timid and stood still the brave’, when San Bernardino was filled with rebels, outlaws and a Union man’s life was in jeopardy, a band of Dixieites as they were then known, came and ordered my father to take down the flag from his house, that it was best for him to take the flag down. Fired with courageous indignation, my noble father exclaimed ‘My grandfather lies on Bunker Hill, my father died in the War of 1812, upholding their country’s flag, and I am now ready to fall before that flag shall go down.’ The flag remained secure, firm, till after the election of Lincoln, when worn, [we] venerably took it down to preserve it. This little flag was made by my school mates, girls, while at school. The stitches of their hands, cheerfully worked recesses with their needles.” $3,000 - $5,000

2169. 36-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL NEVADA STATEHOOD CIVIL WAR FLAG, hand-sewn silk throughout with applied cotton hoist, the blue canton featuring unusual pattern of five standard-sized star rows interspersed with smaller stars between the rows, fly with 13 red and white stripes. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1865. 22” x 30 1/2” object, 28 1/2” x 37 1/4” OA. Good overall condition with minor to moderate wear and discoloration. Vertical split and other small tears to canton. Losses to applied hoist. Some water staining at lower edge of fly. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 5/10/2006, lot 376. $1,000 - $2,000

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2170. EARLY 13-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL FLAG, cotton, entirely hand-sewn, the light blue canton featuring double-appliqued stars in irregular “dancing” style pattern, 13 stripes with unusual center blue stripe, retains an early twisted hoist rope in applied sleeve. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Probably first half 19th century or Civil War-period. 24” x 32” object, 33” x 39” OA. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Fraying with possible losses at fly end. Not examined out of frame. $2,000 - $3,000

2171. 35-STAR CIVIL WAR-PERIOD WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD PARADE FLAG, printed glazed muslin, the dark blue canton featuring double oval “medallion” pattern with large central star, resting on the “blood” or “war” stripe, fly with 13 red and white stripes. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1863. 25 1/2” x 40” object, 35 1/2” x 49 1/2” OA. Good overall condition with scattered minor to moderate wear, tears, and discoloration. Small loss to upper edge of canton and fly edge. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, York, PA. $1,000 - $2,000

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2172. RARE MCKINLEY AND HOBART PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN LANTERN, single candle form with spring-loaded tin and wire frame having swinging bail handle, fitted with a period slip chimney having beaded top and bearing red-, white-, and blue-painted horizontal stripes with “McKINLEY / 1896” slogan in black, underside bears patent information “MANF’D BY / FRED FEAR / 15 JAY ST. N.Y. U.S.A. / PAT. NOV. 27. 94.” 1896. 11” H (to top of frame with handle down).

2173. 38-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL COLORADO STATEHOOD FLAG, entirely hand-sewn, the two-piece dark blue wool bunting canton featuring hand-cut five-pointed stars arranged in a “dancing” pattern of six rows with stars in varying orientations, the wool bunting fly with 13 red and white stripes, glazed cotton hoist. Unframed. Circa 1876. 52” x 40”. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Minor period hand-sewn repair to upper left corner of canton. Provenance: South Bay Auctions (retains tag). $800 - $1,200

Excellent undamaged condition with very minor wear. Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 5/10/2006, lot 1707. $800 - $1,200

2174. 38-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL COLORADO STATEHOOD FLAG, cotton throughout, a folky example retaining strong color, the denim blue canton featuring stenciled stars, arranged in an unusual, “Great Star” variant pattern, fly with 13 red and white machine-sewn stripes. Unframed. Circa 1876. 27” x 50”. Very good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of discoloration. Minor fraying and small losses at fly end. Provenance: Early American History Auctions, 6/11/2005, lot 716. $800 - $1,200

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2175. PAIR OF BLAINE-LOGAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FLAG BANNERS, printed glazed muslin, horizontal format featuring 13 stripes and blue canton bearing portrait of candidate surrounded by 38 stars, marked “PATENTED SEPT 4TH 1883” to one stripe. Each housed in a modern frame. 1884. Each 16 3/4” x 26 1/2” object, 22 1/4” x 32 1/4” OA. Very good overall visual condition with minor toning, discoloration, and fraying to edges. Not examined out of frames. Literature: Collins - Threads of History, pp. 237-238, figs. 527 and 528.

2177. RARE MCKINLEY AND ROOSEVELT PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TEXTILE, printed cotton, two pieces currently stuffed and stitched together as a pillow, each side featuring bust portrait of candidate with draped flag surround, base marked “COPYRIGHT 1900 BY C. PARKER”. 1900. 22” x 22”. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Literature: Collins - Threads of History, p. 335, figs. 830 and 831. $500 - $800

$800 - $1,200

2176. 14-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL “EXCLUSIONARY” FLAG, silk, entirely handsewn, the blue canton featuring hand-cut double-appliqued five-pointed stars of irregular size arranged in a “starburst” pattern, resting on the “blood” or “war” stripe, fly with ten red and white stripes. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Probably Civil War period/ Centennial. 20 1/2” x 30 1/2” object, 26 1/2” x 36 1/2” OA. Good overall condition with moderate scattered wear and discoloration. Tears and areas of loss, heavier to fly end. Not examined out of frame. $800 - $1,200

2177A. VERY RARE TEDDY ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDER REUNION FLAG BANNER, printed glazed muslin, of bold, graphic design, the blue canton featuring 46 five-pointed stars in six rows of seven with four outliers at far right, fly with 13 red and white stripes, the white stripes bearing the block-lettered inscription “ROOSEVELT’S / ROUGH RIDER’S / REUNION / JULY 1-2-3-4, 1900 / OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, / TEDDY’S TERRORS”, retains original wooden standard. 1900. Flag banner 20” x 34”. Good as-found condition with scattered moderate wear and discoloration, heavier to fly end. A few small losses and tears, mostly to upper edge of canton, with some separation from standard. Loss to bottom end of standard. $500 - $800

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2178. 38-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL COLORADO STATEHOOD FLAG, a vibrant example retaining strong color, cotton throughout, the blue canton featuring hand-cut and hand-sewn double-appliqued stars, arranged in an orderly 8-7 pattern of five rows, fly with 13 red and white machine-sewn stripes. Unframed. Circa 1876. 48” x 72”. Excellent overall condition with very minor discoloration. Provenance: Early American History Auctions, 6/11/2005, lot 715. $500 - $800

2179. AMERICAN CENTENNIAL PATRIOTIC PENNANT, a folky example of classic swallowtail form, entirely hand-sewn, featuring single-appliqued “1876” in bold red wool bunting, cut-out to reverse, within a double-appliqued blue-andwhite cotton-blend printed star border, retaining remnant of old hoist rope. Unframed. 1876. 19 1/2” x 54”. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of discoloration, heavier to fly end with some fraying and losses. $500 - $800


2180. RARE 29-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL IOWA STATEHOOD PARADE FLAG, printed glazed muslin, the blue canton featuring “Double Medallion” or “Double Wreath” pattern with large central star, flanked by four corner stars, retains likely original wooden dowel standard. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1847. Flag 7” x 10”, 17 3/4” x 14 3/4” OA.

2182. JAMES BLAINE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FLAG BANNER, printed silk, horizontal format featuring 13 red and white stripes and blue canton bearing portrait of candidate surrounded by 38 stars. Unframed. 1884. 15 3/4” x 23 1/2”.

2184. 38-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL COLORADO STATEHOOD PARADE FLAG, printed cotton, a vibrant example retaining strong color, the blue canton featuring stars arranged in an 8-7 pattern, 13 stripes. Unframed. Circa 1876. 13 1/2” x 23 1/4”.

Excellent overall condition with very light vertical fold line at center and minor area of shattering to silk in canton.

Very good overall condition with minor fraying to edges and small splits to ground. Loss to upper corner of fly end.

Literature: Collins - Threads of History, p. 234, fig. 515.

Provenance: Early American History Auctions, 4/23/2005, lot 560.

Provenance: Heritage Auctions (retains sticker).

$300 - $500

$300 - $500

Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Not examined out of frame. $200 - $300

2181. 38-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL COLORADO STATEHOOD FLAG BANNER, printed glazed muslin, the blue canton featuring a “Global” pattern, fly with 13 red and white stripes. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1876. 23 1/2” x 34” object, 33” x 44” OA. Fair as-found condition with moderate to heavy areas of wear and discoloration. Not examined out of frame. $200 - $300

2183. 44-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL WYOMING STATEHOOD FLAG, cotton throughout, the denim blue canton featuring double-appliqued stars, hand-sewn, arranged in an 8-7 pattern of six rows, fly with 13 red and white machine-sewn stripes, applied canvas hoist fitted with two brass grommets, fly end bears stenciled signature “Jennie Davis”. Unframed. Circa 1890. 43” x 80”. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Small loss to upper corner of fly edge.

2185. 38-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL COLORADO STATEHOOD PARADE FLAG, printed glazed muslin, blue canton featuring “Triple Wreath” or “Global” pattern with two outliers, fly with 13 red and white stripes. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1876. 10 3/4” x 6 3/4” object, 16” x 12” OA. Excellent condition with very minor discoloration. Not examined out of frame. $300 - $500

Provenance: Early American History Auctions, 6/11/2005, lot 723. $300 - $500

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2186. JOHN C. FREMONT 1864 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN PUNCH-WORK NEEDLEWORK PICTURE, wool on perforated paper, depicting a solder in red and blue uniform, holding onto a flag pole with a large 34-star American flag and an eagle finial, “Fremont / and the union / Victory or / death” next to it. Having original folk art folded paper frame with glazed finish, all housed under glass in a later Victorian molded frame having later silvering. Circa 1864. Victorian frame 10 3/8” x 12” sight, 14 1/2” x 16” OA.

2187. 39-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL PRINTED PARADE FLAG, cotton, a fine example, the blue canton featuring unusual diagonal pattern, 13 stripes, machine-stitched hem to upper and lower edges Unframed. Circa 1889. 29 1/2” x 18 1/4”. Very good overall condition with minor fold lines and area of color bleed/transfer at fly edge. Provenance: Early American History Auctions, 6/11/2005, lot 720. $100 - $200

2189. AMERICAN PATRIOTIC LADY LIBERTY PRINTED TEXTILE PANEL, featuring Lady Liberty pointing her left hand at an anchor and an American shield at her right hand, she steps on a broken ball and chain, a beehive with bees and two sheaves of wheat to her proper-left side, a cornucopia filled with 1885 Liberty Head gold coins having cotton above to her proper-right side, all surrounded by various flowers. Housed under acrylic in a modern wood frame. 19th century. 23” x 14 1/4” sight, 26 1/2” x 17 3/4” OA. Very good visual condition with a few stains including on one cotton boll, a few small pinholes including on right hand of Lady Liberty, frame with some wear and surface scratches. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Early American History Auctions, 11/13/2004, lot 2892 (retains auction label). Catalogue Note: This printed textile is not recorded in Collins - Threads of History.

Very good visual condition with toning, loss to lower right-hand corner of paper with later added triangular piece, wool with some scattered losses notably to top of flag pole, folded paper frame with expected wear, creases, and bending, Victorian frame with wear, some losses to molding, and other imperfections, glass with significant scratches along the left side. Not examined out of frame.

$200 - $300

Provenance: MastroNet, Inc., Spring 2005, lot 83. Catalogue Note: John C. Fremont (1813-1890) was an explorer of the Western United States, a politician, and military officer. He served as a U.S. senator from California in 1850 and was the first Republican nominee of President in 1856. During the Civil War, Fremont was promoted to Commander of the Department of the West in 1861 but was removed from the position within that year. He subsequently commanded the Mountain Department that included western Virginia, eastern Tennessee, and eastern Kentucky, he engaged Stonewall Jackson in the Battle of Cross Keys and Port Republic. In 1864, Fremont resigned from his commission and became the presidential nominee for the newly-formed and short-lived Radical Democracy Party, who believed Abraham Lincoln was too moderate on slavery and racial equality. Fremont and Vice President nominee John Cochrane ultimately decided to withdraw from the presidential race in September of that year. $500 - $800

2188. ANTIQUE PATRIOTIC UMBRELLA / PARASOL, bamboo / maple shaft, pieced red, white, and blue canopy with applied five-pointed stars. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 35 7/8” L. Good overall condition with expected usage wear, canopy with toning and some fading, scattered holes mostly to white colored fabric, a sizable tear to a white panel adjacent to attached tie strap. $200 - $300 2190. MCKINLEY AND HOBART PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN PRINTED FLAG BANNER, glazed cotton, vertical format featuring 38 stars and black-lettered legend at bottom “McKINLEY AND HOBART”. Housed in a modern frame. 1896. 19 1/4” x 10 3/4” object, 23 3/4” x 15 1/2” OA. Excellent overall condition with minor toning, discoloration, and fraying to edges. Not examined out of frame. Literature: See Collins - Threads of History, fig. 737, p. 305, for a similar example. $200 - $300

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2191. WOODROW WILSON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN PENNANT, felt with machine-stitching, a rare, and possibly unique example, featuring oval printed bust portrait of the candidate, pasted on, within an appliqued wreath of 13 white stars on a blue canton, 8 red and white stripes ending in classic swallowtail form. 1916. 31” LOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: MastroNet Auctions, 4/2006, lot 678. $200 - $300

2194. 37-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL NEBRASKA STATEHOOD PARADE FLAG, printed silk, machine-sewn throughout, the light blue canton featuring six rows of five-pointed stars, fly with 13 red and white stripes. Housed in an old frame. Circa 1867. 19 1/2” x 27” object, 21 1/2” x 29 1/2” OA. Fair as-found condition with moderate discoloration. Scattered wear and losses, heavier to fly end. Not examined out of frame. $100 - $200

2197. CENTENNIAL 13-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL FLAG NEEDLEWORK PEN WIPE, wool, retains a period ink-inscribed note “Made by Daughter Lizzie / and presented to Father / American Flag / pen wipe”. Conservation mounted in a custom shadowbox frame. Circa 1876. 9 3/4” x 8 1/2” OA. Excellent overall condition. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, York, PA. $100 - $200

2192. 45-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL PARADE FLAG, printed cotton, canton with rare “Global” or “Triple Wreath” pattern on a dark blue ground, fly with 13 red and white stripes. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. 1896. 17 1/2” x 23 1/4” object, 23” x 28 3/4” OA. Excellent overall condition with very minor loss at hoist edge. Not examined out of frame. $200 - $300

2195. BENJAMIN HARRISON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN PRINTED PATRIOTIC BAG, silk, a unique example, handmade, the delicate draw-string form featuring 39-star flag with applied Harrison and Morton campaign ribbon at center. 1889. 14” x 24”. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. $100 - $200

2198. CENTENNIAL PATRIOTIC PRINTED PARADE FLAG BANNER, cotton, featuring portrait of Washington with horse within oval reserve, the General holding an open letter in his right hand inscribed “Washington / Victory is ours / Paul Jones”, flag shields above and below. Housed under glass in an old frame. Circa 1876. 23 1/2” x 17 1/4” sight, 29 1/4” x 21 1/4” OA.

2193. KANSAS-RELATED CIVIL WAR VETERANS REUNION PARADE FLAG, printed silk, fly with 13 red and white stripes, one white stripe marked “Reception to the Fighting 20th, Topeka, Kas., Nov. 2, 1899.” Conservation mounted in a custom frame. 1899. 7 1/4” x 11 1/4” object, 13 1/2” x 17” OA. Very good overall condition with minor discoloration. Not examined out of frame. $150 - $250

Good overall condition with small losses to edges. Area of staining lower left. Not examined out of frame. Literature: Collins - Threads of History, fig. 376, p. 188. Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, 6/18/2004, lot 392. 2196. CENTENNIAL 13-STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL PARADE FLAGS, LOT OF TWO, printed muslin, each with blue canton featuring “Wreath” or “Medallion” variant pattern. Fly with 13 red and white stripes, conservation mounted in a custom frame. Circa 1876. Larger example 10” x 13” OA.

$100 - $200

Each in excellent overall condition with very minor discoloration. Not examined out of frames. $100 - $200

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2199. RARE CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL FLAG, likely battle used, entirely cotton, machine- and hand-sewn, displaying a variant “St. Andrews Cross” pattern with stenciled bright red stars, applied white “bars”, and deep red field. Conservation mounted in a custom frame by Textile Preservation Associates. Includes a 1999 report from Fonda Ghiardi Thomsen, Director of Textile Preservation Associates detailing the firm’s treatment and analysis of the present flag as well as a 1999 letter with schematic drawing from Howard Michael Madaus, noted Confederate flag specialist. Discovered in South Carolina. Circa 1861. 28 1/2” x 37” object, 35 1/2” x 44 1/2” OA. Very good overall as-found condition with scattered wear, discoloration, tears, and small losses. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, York, PA. Catalogue Note: With a verbal history of having descended in a South Carolina family along with several other artifacts, the present flag represents a unique effort in regimental Confederate Flag design. While specific family history connected with the present flag is currently unknown, it has been extensively analyzed by recognized experts in the field and deemed authenticate. As Fonda Thomsen concludes in the report included with this lot, “The result of this examination concludes the materials & methods of construction support a Civil War period of origin, & a home-made product”. Additionally, a microscopic analysis of the flag by McCrone & Associates provides additional insight into the period pigment used in the stars, as well as the presence of various particulate matter consistent with battlefield usage. $10,000 - $15,000

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In this instance, the seven stripes represent the original seven states to secede. It is important to note, however, that proto-Confederate flags of the period exhibit widely varying star and stripe counts - a natural result given the absence of a formally adopted uniform flag design during the earliest period of the Confederacy. As Howard Madaus describes the phenomena, “[t]hese flags are termed ‘vernacular’ because they are the product of the average southerner, and not the Confederate government, and ‘inclusionary’ because the persons making them included the number of stars into the canton that he or she thought should be ‘included’ in the still-tobe-devised Confederate national flag, and not necessarily the number of states that actually had seceded or joined the nascent Confederacy.” This lot includes a report from Mr. Madaus authenticating the present flag. $4,000 - $6,000

2200. SCARCE SOUTHERN EIGHT-STAR PROTO-CONFEDERATE “INCLUSIONARY” FLAG, a fine example with vivid color, cotton throughout, the blue canton featuring eight hand-cut and hand-sewn double-appliqued stars arranged in a single wreath/medallion pattern, seven red and white machine-sewn stripes, with the canton resting on the blood stripe, retains eight original hand-sewn loops at hoist end. Unframed. 1860-1861. 26 1/2” x 45”. Excellent overall condition with very minor discoloration.

Provenance: Cowan’s Auctions, 11/16/2005, lot 334. Catalogue Note: The present Proto-Confederate flag is an example of what scholars such as Howard Madaus have termed “vernacular inclusionary” flags. These secessionist-sympathetic flags, believed to have been made in late 1860 and early 1861, are generally modeled on the “stars and stripes” formula, but “include” a smaller selection of stars, intended to represent Confederate states - that number being itself in flux at the time.

2201. SCARCE SOUTHERN FIVE-STAR PROTO-CONFEDERATE “INCLUSIONARY” FLAG, the undersized, pieced, dark blue wool bunting canton featuring folky hand-cut five-pointed cotton stars, fly with eight red and white wool bunting stripes, retains likely original twisted-hemp hoist rope. Conservation mounted in a UV plexiglass frame. 1860-1861. 32 1/2” x 50” object, 35 3/4” x 54” OA. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Scattered small tears and losses, slightly heavier at hoist edge in canton. Not examined out of frame. Catalogue Note: The present Proto-Confederate flag is an example of what scholars such as Howard Madaus have termed “vernacular inclusionary” flags. These secessionist-sympathetic flags, believed to have been made in late 1860 and early 1861, are generally modeled on the “stars and stripes” formula, but “include” a smaller selection of stars, intended to represent Confederate states - that number being itself in flux at the time. It is important to note that proto-Confederate flags of the period exhibit widely varying star and stripe counts - a natural result given the absence of a formally adopted uniform flag design during the earliest period of the Confederacy. As Howard Madaus describes the phenomena, “[t]hese flags are termed ‘vernacular’ because they are the product of the average southerner, and not the Confederate government, and ‘inclusionary’ because the persons making them included the number of stars into the canton that he or she thought should be ‘included’ in the still-to-be-devised Confederate national flag, and not necessarily the number of states that actually had seceded or joined the nascent Confederacy.” $3,000 - $5,000

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2202. SCARCE SOUTHERN 10-STAR PROTO-CONFEDERATE “INCLUSIONARY” FLAG, wool/wool-blend with cotton stars, the dark blue canton featuring hand-cut double-appliqued five-pointed stars of irregular size arranged in a folky, haphazard pattern, fly with 13 red and white stripes, several pieced, applied hoist. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. Probably 1860-1861. 28” x 39” object, 37 3/4” x 50” OA. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear, discoloration, tears, and small losses. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, York, PA.

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Catalogue Note: The present Proto-Confederate flag is an example of what scholars such as Howard Madaus have termed “vernacular inclusionary” flags. These secessionist-sympathetic flags, believed to have been made in late 1860 and early 1861, are generally modeled on the “stars and stripes” formula, but “include” a smaller selection of stars, intended to represent Confederate states - that number being itself in flux at the time. It is important to note that Proto-Confederate flags of the period exhibit widely varying star and stripe counts - a natural result given the absence of a formally adopted uniform flag design during the earliest period of the Confederacy. As Howard Madaus describes the phenomena, “[t]hese flags are termed ‘vernacular’ because they are the product of the average southerner, and not the Confederate government, and ‘inclusionary’ because the persons making them included the number of stars into the canton that he or she thought should be ‘included’ in the still-to-be-devised Confederate national flag, and not necessarily the number of states that actually had seceded or joined the nascent Confederacy.” $2,000 - $3,000


2203. SCARCE SOUTHERN 13-STAR PROTO-CONFEDERATE “INCLUSIONARY” FLAG, entirely hand-sewn cotton, the blue canton featuring hand-cut double-appliqued stars arranged in a folky circular wreath/medallion with large central star, four corner stars, and one outlier, 7 red and white stripes. Conservation mounted in a custom frame. 1860-1861. 36” x 60” object, 40 1/2” x 63 1/2” OA. Very good overall condition with minor areas of discoloration. Small areas of professional restoration to center stripe. Not examined out of frame. Published: Druckman - American Flags: Designs for a Young Nation, p. 36 (left).

Catalogue Note: The present Proto-Confederate flag is an example of what scholars such as Howard Madaus have termed “vernacular inclusionary” flags. These secessionist-sympathetic flags, believed to have been made in late 1860 and early 1861, are generally modeled on the “stars and stripes” formula, but “include” a smaller selection of stars, intended to represent Confederate states - that number being itself in flux at the time. It is important to note that proto-Confederate flags of the period exhibit widely varying star and stripe counts - a natural result given the absence of a formally adopted uniform flag design during the earliest period of the Confederacy. As Howard Madaus describes the phenomena, “[t]hese flags

are termed ‘vernacular’ because they are the product of the average southerner, and not the Confederate government, and ‘inclusionary’ because the persons making them included the number of stars into the canton that he or she thought should be ‘included’ in the still-to-be-devised Confederate national flag, and not necessarily the number of states that actually had seceded or joined the nascent Confederacy.” $2,000 - $3,000

2203A. CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL PATTERN CIVIL WAR-PERIOD FLAG, a visually striking example of balanced design in a remarkable state of preservation, entirely hand-sewn, the blue wool-blend canton featuring seven hand-cut and hand-sewn double-appliqued cotton stars arranged in a wreath pattern, the wool-blend fly with two red and one white stripe, small pieced section to bottom corner of fly edge, likely due to scarcity of material, retains three period loops at hoist edge. Conservation mounted in custom frame. Probably 1861-1865. 21” x 33” object, 28 3/4” x 40 3/4” OA. Excellent overall condition with very minor discoloration, small tears and losses. Not examined out of frame. $1,000 - $2,000

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2204. “BLACK VALLEY RAIL ROAD” TEMPERANCE PRINT, hand-colored lithograph on paper, an elaborate allegorical scene, titled “BLACK VALLEY RAILROAD”, depicting the dangerous course of a devilish train being powered by an “ALCOHOL” locomotive, published in 1863 by S. W. Banks, Boston. Housed under glass is a modern frame. Circa 1863. 15 1/4” x 22” sight, 23” x 30 1/2” OA. Very good overall visual condition, with minor toning. Not examined outside of frame. $150 - $250

2205. 1928 FORD MODEL A ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE, manual transmission, odometer reads 40,751 miles, includes transferable title and 1928 “STAUNTON 1558” license plate. Old flying goose mascot / hood ornament likely a later addition.

Vehicle is in very good overall visual condition, likely with older restoration, and has been climate-control garage-kept over at least the last decade. All vehicles sold as-is without warranty or guarantees of any kind as to condition or functionality. Prospective buyers are encouraged to personally examine vehicles offered in the auction. Catalogue Note: Mr. Hunter acquired the present vehicle in 1969. He and Barbara frequently drove the vehicle in local parades and other events.

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$6,000 - $9,000


2206. JOHANN BAPTIST HOMANN (GERMAN, 1664-1724) MAP OF VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, AND CAROLINA, hand-colored engraving on paper, titled “Virginia, Marylandia, et Carolina in America Septentrionali Britannorum Industria Exclutae”. Retains hand-colored embellishment, possibly original. First state, published in Nuremburg, 1714. Housed under glass in a modern frame. 1714. 20” x 23 1/2” sight, 26 1/2” x 30 1/2” OA. Very good overall visual condition, with very minor areas of discoloration and crease lines. Not examined outside of frame. Provenance: Eldred’s, 08/05/2004, lot 408. Catalogue Note: Johann Baptist Homann’s map of Virginia, Maryland, and Carolina was first published in his “Atlas Novus” in 1714. Significant as a German-produced map of the North American Mid-Atlantic Colonies, it was the first to record the settlement of Germanna on the Rapidan River in Virginia, and its wide distribution throughout the 18th century greatly influenced the German migration movement to the Colonies and Virginia in particular. The Homann map is also interesting for its inclusion of several erroneous geographical features, including the mythical “Zuyd Lac” on the New Jersey / Pennsylvania border, and the mysterious “Apalache Lacus” in the Carolinas. $800 - $1,200

2207. HEIRS OF JOHANN BAPTIST HOMANN (GERMAN, 1664-1724) MAP OF THE COLONIES, hand-colored engraving on laid paper, “America Septentrionalis”, map of the British Colonies during the American Revolutionary War, published 1777 in Nuremburg. Housed under glass in a modern frame. Circa 1777. 18 3/4” x 20 1/2” sight, 23 3/4” x 26” OA. Very good overall visual condition. Not examined outside of frame. $300 - $500

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2208. RARE AND IMPORTANT JOHANNES SPITLER (1774-1837), SHENANDOAH (NOW PAGE) CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA, PAINT-DECORATED YELLOW PINE BLANKET CHEST, the hinged rectangular lid with applied edge moldings of square profile with angled lower edge, over a dovetailed case with applied ogee base molding and cut-out bracket feet of subtle ogival profile. Interior with lidded till. Original oversized wrought-iron strap hinges with rounded terminals and butterfly-type ends attached to exterior of backboard. The moldings, feet, and bottom board are all attached with wooden pins. Two wrought-iron nails are used to attach the rear foot supports. Retains original polychrome painted surface, the front panel featuring a central zone with six-petal rosette/ pinwheel perched atop an inverted heart, flanked by parallel outer zones, each with characteristic lovebird/distelfink perched on a stylized tulip flanked by opposing orbs balanced on an inverted arc. Circa 1800. 21 1/2” H, 46 3/4” W, 21 1/4” D. Very good overall condition with wear, cracks, breaks, and small losses to base molding and feet, including two-inch pieced repair to lower half of proper right foot facing. Lower edge of lid molding with old touch-up to paint. Small loss to lid molding at center, where an external lock was added, with associated minor damage and rubbed area to case near keyhole. Blocking to feet an old addition. Published: MESDA Object Database - Photo #S-7689, examined by Frank L. Horton, Bradford L. Rauschenberg, and Mary Witten Neal, 10/20/1977 (retains sticker).

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Provenance: Sotheby’s, 6/19/1992, lot 289, “Fine Americana”. Sotheby’s, 10/25/1986, lot 67, “The American Folk Art Collection of Don and Faye Walters.” Property of a Charlottesville, VA family. Catalogue Note: In the field of American Decorative Arts, the paint-decorated furniture of Johannes Spitler (Virginia/Ohio, 1774-1837) of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia holds a special place. Working during the nascent years of the Republic in an isolated region of the country, Spitler developed an iconic style by blending Old World traditions with New World techniques. His paint-decorated case pieces now reside in numerous institutions throughout the country, and the landmark 2004 sale by auctioneer Jeffrey S. Evans of the Modisett family hanging cupboard, a masterpiece decorated by Spitler, still holds the record auction price for folk art paint-decorated Southern furniture at $962,500. Since the artist was first identified by Don Walters in his 1975 article for The Magazine Antiques, the body of Spitler's work, and our understanding of it, has continued to grow as unrecorded pieces come to light and new information is discovered. Within the whole group of case pieces with painted decoration attributed to Johannes Spitler, there are clearly two styles or modes of production during the artist's career. The first, referred to as the Geometric Group, incorporates, as the name suggests, primarily straight-edge-and com-passdrawn geometric forms, and at least nine examples from this group include inscriptions with dates and what appears to be a numbering system. The second, referred to as the Figural

Group, incorporates primarily straight-edge, compass, and template-executed elements of a more representational nature, including birds, hearts, tulips, and crescents. These examples from the second group, in which the present chest is included, are typically not inscribed, but continue to exhibit the same tendency towards attaining balance in design through a pattern of segmenta-tion and alteration. For both groups overall, the result is a brightly painted form exhibiting a very deliberate design. The present chest exhibits the standard tripartite divisional arrangement and naturalistic imagery that is associated with the second group of Spitler chests. Here the decorator employs a design that features a six-petal rosette/pinwheel (interestingly. geometric group) over an inverted heart flanked by parallel outer zones each with characteristic lovebird/distelfink perched on a stylized tulip flanked by opposing orbs balanced on an inverted arc. In this case Spitler's meticulous preparation in decoration is most evident (see catalogue photos) and the artist's orderly use of measured scribe lines to establish a grid within which to work allows for a caliber of precision not typically encountered in folk art. Indeed the present chest exemplifies those qualities of precision and balance for which Spitler is celebrated. A transitional example it clearly stands out as the product of a master craftsman approaching the peak of his creative powers. $80,000 - $120,000


2209. SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA FEDERAL INLAID WALNUT SEMI-HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS, the rectangular flush top with banded edge over five graduated drawers with scratch-beaded outer profile, flanked by solid ends, the whole raised on shaped “French” feet issuing from the stiles, with spurred double-ogee “Cupid’s bow” profile to skirt, inlaid decoration featuring simple line and kite-form escutcheons to drawer facings, and continuous sine wave to frieze and stiles. Poplar secondary wood. Retains

an old surface with warm color. Probably Augusta or Rockbridge Co., VA. First quarter 19th century. 48 3/4” H, 40 1/4” W, 19 3/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Wear, cracks, and minor losses to inlay and facings at base. Brasses replaced. $2,000 - $3,000

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2210. AUGUSTA CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA, WALNUT PUNCHEDTIN-PANELED FOOD / PIE SAFE, fine oversized form, the rectangular two-board yellow-pine top fitted with half-round applied edge molding over two hinged scratch-beaded doors with unusual molded-lip profile to center stiles, the whole raised on tall turned legs issuing from the stiles and terminating in stylized balland-spike feet, indistinct period inscriptions to paneled backboards. Each door and end featuring

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an applied large tin panel made up of six smaller tins, hand-punched in a pattern depicting a large fylfot flanked by corner fans. Yellow pine secondary wood. Retains an old surface with warm color. Attributed to the shop of Moses Alexander (1815-1902) and/or William Alexander (18201901), Waynesboro, VA. Circa 1840. 61” H, 50” W, 23 1/2” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Very small area corrosion and losses to lower edges of tin panel in proper left end.

Literature: See Evans and Russ - Opening the Door: Safes of the Shenandoah Valley, p. 40, fig. 3.12A, for a highly similar safe exhibiting nearly identical tin pattern attributed to the Alexander shop. $2,000 - $3,000


2211. VALLEY OF VIRGINIA PAINTED SPLIT-BOTTOM BENCH, maple and oak, a fine example of rectangular form with original straw-stuffed woven whiteoak splint seat and turned legs joined with box stretcher. Retains original, dry blue-painted surface. Second half 19th century. 16 3/4” HOA, 29” x 15” seat. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. A few scattered breaks and small losses to seat. Catalogue Note: A very rare form. $300 - $500

2212. SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA PAINTED WHITE OAK ROCKING CHAIR, two-slat, slightly bent back with cut-out crest, raised on well-turned legs joined by a box stretcher, original rockers and woven white-oak splint seat. Retains an outstanding original dry green-painted surface. The shop of Joseph Burket (1812-1892), Forestville, Shenandoah Co., VA. Circa 1870. 30 1/2” HOA, 14 1/2” H seat.

2213. SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA LADDER-BACK ARM ROCKER, white oak and maple, back with three shaped slats supported on turned posts topped with egg-form finials, shaped arms supported on double-baluster supports, turned front rung having three stacked balusters flanking the central ball-and-ring turning, original “cheese-cutter” rockers and woven white-oak inner-bark splint seat. Retains remnants of original blue and green painted surfaces. Shenandoah or Frederick Co., VA. Circa 1800. 37” HOA. 14” H seat.

Very good as-found condition, several minor losses to seat, expected wear to paint.

Literature: See Evans - Come In and Have a Seat: Vernacular Chairs of the Shenandoah Valley, p. 18, fig. 1 for a rocker from the same shop.

Literature: See Evans - Come in and Have a Seat: Vernacular Chairs of the Shenandoah Valley, pp. 32-37 for documentation of the Burket shop and examples of its output. $200 - $300

Very good, sturdy condition.

Catalogue Note: The shaped arms and supports seen on the present rocker are directly derived from Delaware River Valley chairs of the middle 18th century. See the above listed reference for a discussion. $100 - $200

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2214. WYTHE CO., VALLEY OF VIRGINIA, PAINTED POPLAR PUNCHED-TIN-PANELED FOOD / PIE SAFE WITH CUPBOARD TOP, two pieces, the safe having rectangular top over two short drawers above two hinged cabinet doors concealing two shelves, raised on turned feet issuing from the stiles, each door features two joined tin panels hand-punched in a diamond pattern with three-petal corner devices, each end set with a joined tin hand-punched in the same pattern, bold period painted signature to backboards, “J. E. Bumgardner / Wytheville, Va”. Poplar secondary wood. Retains an early green-painted surface over original red. The cupboard top, possibly original, with projecting cornice above two hinged six-light doors, interior

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with two fixed shelves, all flanked by solid ends, retaining a later green-painted surface. Attributed to the shop of Fleming K. Rich (Wythe Co., VA, 1806-1861) and his family. Mid 19th century. 85” HOA, 53 1/2” W, 18 1/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to door frames. Safe lock replaced. Literature: See J. Roderick Moore - “Wythe County, Virginia, Punched Tin: Its Influence and Imitators”, The Magazine Antiques, September 1984, p. 605, pl. IV for an example with nearly identical tins. $2,000 - $3,000


2215. WYTHE CO., VALLEY OF VIRGINIA, CHERRY PUNCHED-TIN-PANELED FOOD / PIE SAFE, a fine example with exceptional tins, rectangular top over two short drawers above two hinged cabinet doors concealing two shelves, raised on turned front feet and square rear feet issuing from the stiles, each door features two joined tin panels hand-punched in the urngrape-and-star pattern, each end set with a single tin hand-punched in a similar pattern. Poplar secondary wood. Retains a fine early surface with rich color. Attributed to the shop of Fleming K. Rich (Wythe Co., VA, 1806-1861) and his family. Mid 19th century. 49” H, 52” W, 17” D. Very good overall condition with wear and scratches to top. Small pieced repair to proper right door frame. Scattered minor cracks to door frames. Knobs replaced in original drillings, more appropriate wooden knobs included in drawer. Lacking locks. Literature: Tins closely parallel J. Roderick Moore - “Wythe County, Virginia, Punched Tin: Its Influence and Imitators”, The Magazine Antiques, September 1984, p. 604, fig. 7.

2216. SOUTHERN APPALACHIA PAINTED COUNTRY CORNER CHAIR, maple and white oak, bentwood single slat and simple turned posts/legs joined with double box stretchers, original woven white-oak splint seat. Old chrome-yellow paint over the original red-painted surface. Valley of Virginia, West Virginia, or Tennessee. Circa 1890. 27” HOA, 15 1/4” H seat.13 1/2” SQ seat. Very good, sturdy condition, several small breaks to seat. Literature: Parallels Ray - Three Stars of Tennessee, p. 137, fig. 130. $200 - $300

$2,000 - $3,000

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2217. SOUTHERN PAINT-DECORATED YELLOW PINE DISH CUPBOARD, one-piece construction, the open upper section with simple, slightly projecting cornice over two fixed shelves, pie shelf below, the lower section with two short drawers fitted with original turned wooden knobs, through-mortised and wedged to interior, over two double fielded-panel doors concealing single fixed shelf, flanked by applied split-baluster half columns, the whole raised on tall turned feet flanking a discreet skirt profile. Yellow pine secondary wood. Retains outstanding, original surface featuring free-hand cornstalk/vine devices in black with subtle yellow highlights against a rich red ground. Virginia or North Carolina. Circa 1830. 78 1/2” H, 52 1/2” W, 20 1/2” D. Very good overall condition with very minor scattered wear and discoloration. Minor split with small pieced repair to proper left drawer facing, possible associated minor inpainting. Later applied plate rails. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 10/23/1987, lot 33, “The American Folk Art Collection of Mr. and Mrs. H. John Thayer”. $8,000 - $12,000

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2218. SOUTHERN PAINTED YELLOW PINE HUNTBOARD, a fine example, the rectangular two-board top with applied gallery over two central fielded-panel doors concealing a single fixed shelf with demilune cut-outs to front edge, flanked by a fielded panel to each side and fielded-panel case ends, all panels are bordered by finely-executed moldings applied around the outer edges, the whole raised on tall square-tapered legs fitted with cut-out bracket returns. Yellow pine secondary wood. Retains an early, likely original, red-painted surface. Probably Georgia, possibly South Carolina. Circa 1830. 53 1/4” HOA, 60 1/2” W, 23 1/4” D. Excellent overall condition with no alterations, very minor wear, some scattered minor insect evidence. Literature: Parallels Levison, et al - Neat Pieces: The Plain-Style Furniture of Nineteenth-Century Georgia, p. 131, fig. 65. $5,000 - $8,000

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2219. SOUTHERN FEDERAL INLAID CHERRY CORNER CUPBOARD, two-piece construction, squared returns, the upper section with applied cove-molded cornice and complex line-inlaid frieze in a stylized dentil pattern over a single 12-light door with cockbeaded surround and inlaid shield-form escutcheon, interior with three fixed shelves having plate grooves and old blue-painted surface, bold applied waist molding, the lower section with two short cockbeaded drawers with inlaid shield-form escutcheons above two paneled doors with corner quarter-fan inlays concealing a single fixed shelf, walnut inlaid vertical pilaster panels running the length of the stiles to upper and lower case, the whole raised on flared “French” style feet. Poplar secondary wood. Retains an old surface with warm color. Possibly Kentucky or Tennessee origin. Circa 1820. 89 1/2” H, 40 1/2” W, 28 1/2” corner. Excellent overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Minor pieced repairs to door and drawer cockbeading. A few cracks and possible old repairs to feet. Brass pulls replaced to drawers with associated minor repairs. Literature: See Williams and Harsh The Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture and Its Makers Through 1850, pp. 176-179, for several cupboards attributed to Washington or Greene Co., Tennessee exhibiting similar quarter-fan inlay to the lower cabinet doors. $4,000 - $6,000

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2220. UNUSUAL REGIONAL PAINTED YELLOW PINE GATELEG FALL-LEAF TABLE, scrubbed two-board pin top fitted with hinged three-board leaves to the floor, secured with molded battens to underside, raised on a frame comprising squared straight legs joined with a box stretcher, all with through mortise and tenon joints, each end fitted with a dovetailed, lipped drawer, each leaf supported on two swiveling intersecting gates forming an X when open. Yellow pine secondary wood. Retains an early, possibly original blue-painted surface. Possibly Southern. Late 18th/early 19th century. 29” H, 28 1/4” under top, 46 3/4” x 19” closed, 46 3/4” x 62” open. Very good sturdy condition, one leaf pieced out 1 3/4” at lower edge, one swivel stile replaced, moderate insect damage to one side stretcher, scattered minor insect evidence, narrow loss to lower lip of each drawer, pins securing the top are well-made replacements. $500 - $800

2221. SOUTHERN WALNUT STAND TABLE, rectangular two-board top over two stacked short drawers fitted with brass knobs, raised on square-tapered legs. Walnut secondary wood. Retains an early surface with rich color. Circa 1820. 27” H, 20 1/2” x 17” top. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to top. $300 - $500

2222. SOUTHERN APPALACHIA WHITE OAK AND CHERRY LADDER-BACK CHAIRS, SET OF SIX, each slanted back having three shaped slats and chip-carved crest, supported on bent square posts having notch-carved top edges, original woven white-oak splint seat, raised on square legs joined by shaven rungs, wooden pins securing slats and rungs. Each retains an original dark finish with warm color. Probably Southwestern Virginia or Eastern Tennessee. Circa 1900. 37” HOA, 17” H seat. Excellent condition, one with some wear to finish. $200 - $300

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2223. PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE CORNER CUPBOARD, two-piece construction, canted returns, the upper section with applied complex-molded cornice over glazed door of arched profile, interior with three fixed shelves with plate grooves, applied waist molding, the lower section with double fielded-panel door concealing single fixed shelf, raised on “French” style feet cut-out from the stiles. Pine secondary wood. Retains an early mustard yellow-painted surface over original blue, and an old red-painted surface to interior. First quarter 19th century. 87” H, 46” W, 33” corner. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Hinges replaced with associated minor repairs. Possible areas of touch-up to paint. One pane of glass cracked. $2,000 - $3,000

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2224. PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED POPLAR CORNER CUPBOARD, two-piece construction, canted returns, the upper section with applied cove-molded cornice over nine-light door, interior with three fixed shelves, applied waist molding, the lower section with double fielded-panel door concealing a single fixed shelf, raised on “French” style feet cut-out from the stiles. Pine secondary wood. Retains original brass door pulls and an early bittersweet-painted surface and light salmonpainted interior. First quarter 19th century. 78” H, 43 1/2” H, 28 1/2” corner. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Possible areas of touch-up to paint. $1,000 - $2,000

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2225. PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED PINE BLANKET CHEST, rectangular hinged lid fitted with applied edge molding over dovetailed case, interior with lidded till having a dovetailed divided drawer below, the whole raised on a bold ogee bracket-foot base. Retains original dry, fanciful grain-painted surface in black and red with ebonized feet and lid molding. Pine and poplar secondary woods, original cast-iron butt hinges surface mounted to rear. Period chalk inscription under lid. Circa 1830. 24” H, 47 1/2” W, 22 3/4” D.

2227. PENNSYLVANIA WINDSOR PAINT-DECORATED DEACON’S BENCH, plain crest rail above 20 spindles, boldly scrolled arms, and shaped plank seat, raised on six bamboo-turned legs joined by rails and rungs. Retaining original red- and black-painted surface, crest rail with original stenciled decorations. Circa 1830. 34 1/2” HOA, 18” H seat, 62” L.

Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Tips of feet pieced out.

$300 - $500

Good, sturdy as-found condition, moderate wear to seat, expected paint loss to arms, other normal wear.

2229. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA SACK-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR, seven-spindle back, shaped arms with finely carved knuckles, and saddle seat, raised on widely splayed bulbous-turned legs joined with an H-form stretcher. Old dark varnished surface. Circa 1790. 38” HOA, 17” H seat. Good, solid condition, old repairs to breaks across seat, small loss to one front leg ring. $100 - $200

Provenance: Skinner, Inc., 10/31/1987, lot 64 (retains auction label). $400 - $600

2226. PENNSYLVANIA WINDSOR PAINTED DEACON’S BENCH, plain crest rail above 39 spindles, turned arms, and shaped plank seat, raised on eight bamboo-turned legs joined by box stretchers. Retaining an old black-painted surface. Circa 1825. 35 1/2” HOA, 16 1/2” H seat, 78” L. Good, sturdy condition, proper right arm support broken at seat juncture, expected wear and flaking to paint. $300 - $500

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2228. PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE SAWBUCK TABLE, three-board top raised on X-form legs joined by a center through-mortised and pinned stretcher. Old turquoise blue paint over earlier blue and dark green. Mid 19th century. 29 1/2” H, 46” x 28 1/2”. Good as-found condition, top with age cracks and knot hole, base with expected wear. $200 - $300


2230. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE CHEST OF DRAWERS, a very fine example featuring shaped backsplash above two set-back short drawers and four full drawers, all fitted with period stamped-brass knobs in original drillings, solid ends, raised on turned feet. Pine secondary wood. Retains vibrant vinegar-sponged drawer facings in ochre tones bordered by rich green case. Probably Maine. Circa 1830. 46 1/2” HOA, 39” WOA, 18 1/2” DOA. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Minor splits and other areas of wear to knobs. Provenance: Sotheby’s,10/25/1986, lot 56, “The American Folk Art Collection of Don and Faye Walters”. $2,000 - $3,000

2231. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE BLANKET CHEST, the hinged rectangular lid with applied edge molding over a nailed case, interior with lidded till, solid ends, the whole raised on an applied cut-out bracket-foot base with double-ogee “cupid’s bow” profile. Retains original grain-painted surface featuring whimsical red free-hand decoration against a vivid chrome yellow ground. Second quarter 19th century. 23 1/4” H, 43 1/2” W, 19 1/2” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Minor cracks and small losses to edges of front panel. $1,000 - $2,000

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2232. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE SEMI-HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS, dovetailed construction, the applied molded cornice above two short drawers and four full graduated drawers, each with lip-molded profile, flanked by engaged quarter columns and solid ends, the whole raised on an applied ogee bracket-foot base. Retains original oval stamped-brass pulls and fanciful grain-painted surface. Circa 1800. 52 3/4” H, 41 1/2” W, 21 1/2” D. Good overall condition with moderate overall scattered wear and discoloration. Minor scratches and candle burns to one end. Feet with cracks and old pieced repairs to facings. $1,000 - $2,000

2234. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE APOTHECARY CUPBOARD, two-piece construction, step-back form, the upper case with four fixed open shelves flanked by thin reeded stiles, the lower case fitted with four rows of six short drawers with period, possibly original, brass knobs, flanked by solid ends, the whole raised on an applied cut-out bracket-foot base with cut-out ends. Chesnut secondary wood. Retains an early, possibly original, green-painted surface with red-painted interior and base. Possibly Rhode Island or Connecticut. First half 19th century. 73” H, 38” W, 18” D.

2236. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE AND BASSWOOD STAND TABLE, rectangular two-board top over a single full drawer fitted with original stamped-brass knob, raised on square-tapered legs with beveled outer edges. Pine and basswood secondary woods. Retains likely original polychrome surface with fanciful black graining over a rich red ground, green- and yellow-stenciled foliate devices to drawer facing. Circa 1825. 26” H. 18” x 18 1/2” top.

Good overall condition with moderate scattered wear and discoloration, heavier to some areas. Crack to proper right end with small loss to rear edge of upper case. Some dirt and discoloration to base. Old repairs with associated retouch to several drawer facings. Wear and possible losses to applied bracket-foot base.

$500 - $800

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to top, with areas of damage and loss to underside.

$1,000 - $2,000

2233. NEW ENGLAND QUEEN ANNE PAINTED BIRCH HIGHBOY, a diminutive example, two-piece construction, the upper section with applied cove-molded cornice above two short drawers and three full drawers, each with thumb-molded edge, the lower section with three thumb-molded short drawers and shaped skirt featuring ogee profile, the whole raised on slender cabriole legs ending in pad feet. Yellow pine secondary wood. Retains an early, possibly original, red-painted surface. Second half 18th century. 62 1/2” H, 39 1/2” W, 20 1/2” D. Very good overall visual condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Period brasses are probably old replacements. Minor scattered losses to drawer lips. Surface waxed with possible areas of re-touch. Provenance: James D. Julia Auctions, 8/23/1989, lot 165. $1,000 - $2,000

2235. RARE NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE STAND TABLE, square one-board top over a single full drawer raised on simple turned legs ending in unusu-al spiked feet. Pine secondary wood. Retains original oversized stamped-brass drawer pull and polychrome painted surface, featuring green and black stenciled and free-hand devices against a bright chrome-yellow ground, unusual vinegar spot decoration to border on top and sponged drawer facing. Possibly Maine. Circa 1825. 29” H, 18” SQ top. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to top. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 10/23/1993, lot 72, “The American Folk Art Collection of Burton and Helaine Fendelman”. James and Nancy Glazer American Antiques. $800 - $1,200

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2237. NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL FIGURED MAPLE CHEST OF DRAWERS, rectangular two-board overhanging top above four graduated drawers with scratch-beaded outer edge, fitted with likely original oval stamped-brass drawer pulls, flanked by solid ends, raised on cut-out bracket-foot base with “French” foot. Poplar/basswood secondary wood. Retains an old surface with warm color. Circa 1810. 38” H, 38 1/2” W, 18 1/2” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Case is somewhat constricted from shrinkage, prohibiting the drawers from closing flush. $500 - $800


2238. NEW ENGLAND WINDSOR PAINTED POPLAR CANDLESTAND, circular turned dish top over a slender vasiform pedestal, raised on a tripod base with Windsor turned and splayed legs. Retains an early, possibly original, deep blue-painted surface with white pinstriping. Late 18th/early 19th century. 28” H, 16” D top. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Old split and repair to top with minor wear and losses to rim. Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, 1/9/1976, “The Mary Thornton Auction”.

2240. NEW ENGLAND WINDSOR PAINTED BIRCH AND MAPLE CANDLESTAND, circular turned dish top with rings to upper and lower surfaces, over a robust pedestal, raised on a tripod base with Windsor turned and splayed legs. Retains an original, dry red- and black-painted surface. Late 18th/early 19th century. 27 1/2” H, 15 1/2” D top. Excellent condition with a light split to top at center. $400 - $600

2242. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE STAND TABLE, rectangular one-board top over a single full drawer raised on slender square-tapered legs. Pine secondary wood. Retains original stamped-brass drawer knobs and fanciful grain-painted surface in red and black. Circa 1820. 29 1/2” H, 16 1/2” x 19” top. Good overall condition with scattered minor wear. Top with small crack, slightly bowed with minor separation, and with areas of moderate water staining/discoloration. $400 - $600

$500 - $800

2239. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BASSWOOD HANGING APOTHECARY CHEST, the overhanging top above a bank of 15 graduated drawers in rows of three flanked by solid ends, drawer interiors display evidence of several color traces, possibly used to store different pigments. Retains likely original iron hanging straps and turned wooden knobs, and an early blue-painted surface. Mid 19th century. 25” H, 26 3/4” W, 10 1/2” D. Good overall condition with minor to moderate scattered wear and discoloration. Repair to proper right front corner of top with associated re-touch. $500 - $600

2241. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE STAND TABLE, rectangular one-board top over a single full drawer raised on tall baluster-turned legs. Pine secondary wood. Retains original turned wooden knob and fanciful grain-painted surface in red and black. Circa 1825. 27 1/2” H, 20 1/4” x 19 3/4” top. Good overall condition with minor scattered wear, slightly heavier to top. Crack to top and one end. $400 - $600

2243. NEW ENGLAND WINDSOR PAINTED BEDSIDE CRIB / BENCH, three-sided box form having a plain crest rail on three sides, terminating in tiny carved knuckles, above 26 total spindles, deep, flat plank seat, raised on four bamboo-turned legs joined by an H-form stretcher. Old Spanish brown-painted surface over black. Early 19th century. 31” H, 17 1/2” H seat, 41 1/2” x 21”. Very good, sturdy condition, seat with old cracks, two with narrow fill, some other minor cracks. Catalogue Note: A very rare form not often encountered. Could be used as a bench, or as a crib pulled up beside a bed or placed next to a wall. Unique to this form is the flat seat. $400 - $600

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2244. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BIRCH MULE CHEST, the hinged rectangular oneboard lid over a shallow well with two false drawers to front above two full drawers, flanked by solid ends, raised on tall cut-out bracket-type feet. Pine and birch secondary wood. Retains original dry red-washed surface. Circa 1820. 43 1/4” H, 43” W, 19 3/4” D.

2246. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BIRCH STAND TABLE, rectangular one-board top over a single full drawer raised on slender square-tapered legs. Pine secondary wood. Retains original red-washed surface and possibly original turned wooden knob. First quarter 19th century. 29” H, 17 1/2” x 19 1/4” top.

Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Period knobs likely replaced in original drillings.

Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to top. Minor crack and early repair to proper right rear leg. Top, very slightly bowed, with minor cracks.

$400 - $600

$300 - $500

2245. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE STAND TABLE, rectangular one-board top over a single full drawer raised on square-tapered legs. Pine secondary wood. Retains original salmon-/ bittersweet-painted surface. First quarter 19th century. 28 1/2” H, 19 3/4” x 19” top.

2247. NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY AND CHERRY STAND TABLE, the square top with cut corners over a single full drawer fitted with likely original stamped-brass knobs, raised on slender square-tapered legs, inlaid decoration includes stylized rectangular reserve to drawer facing and floral garland above string of pendant bellflowers to front legs. Pine secondary wood. Retains old refinished surface with warm color. Circa 1810. 28 1/2” H, 19” SQ top.

Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Period knob possibly replaced. $300 - $500

Good overall condition with minor to moderate scattered wear. Minor losses to inlay. $300 - $500

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2248. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED MIXEDWOOD WRITING DESK, pine, basswood, and birch, featuring shaped backsplash, hinged lid concealing shallow well, and tapered legs with beveled-edge profile, period pencil inscriptions to underside of lid. Retains an early red-painted surface with traces of likely original green underneath. First quarter 19th century. 34 1/4” HOA, 37 3/4” W, 19 1/4” D. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration, heavier to lid with damage to one corner. $300 - $500

2249. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE DRESSING TABLE, featuring shaped broken-scroll backsplash, stepped-back small drawer fitted with likely original turned wooden knobs, rectangular top with beveled edge profile, and slender square-tapered legs. Basswood secondary wood. Retains an early, possibly original, mustard yellow-painted surface. First quarter 19th century. 38” HOA, 32 1/4” W, 16 3/4” D. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration. $300 - $500


2250. NEW ENGLAND SIGNED WINDSOR PAIR OF FOOT STOOLS, each oval plank seat chamfered to underside, raised on splayed bamboo-turned legs joined by box stretchers, each seat branded “F. RAYMOND / WARNTD” to underside. Retaining original dry dark red-painted surfaces. Probably Francis Raymond (1797-1873), Sterling, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Circa 1840. 9 3/4” H, 12” x 14 1/4”. Very good as-found condition, moderate wear to edges of seats, expected wear to paint. $200 - $300

2252. OHIO LATE FEDERAL PAINTED CHERRY AND POPLAR CHILD’S CHEST OF DRAWERS, case featuring a rectangular top above three graduated, dovetailed drawers having mahogany veneer facings, and fielded-panel ends, raised on well-turned urn-and-ball feet. Poplar secondary wood. Two drawers currently fitted with period pressed-glass knobs, other drawer lacking knob. Retaining original red-painted surface to top and case. Circa 1830. 17 1/2” H, 13” x 9 3/4” top. Very good condition, top loose, drawers show evidence of previous knobs. Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, unknown auction date, lot 577 (retains auction label). $300 - $500

2251. NEW HAMPSHIRE REPRODUCTION WINDSOR BOW-BACK CHAIRS, SET OF EIGHT, comprising two continuous-arm and six side, each with nine-spindle back and shaped saddle seat, raised on boldly turned and splayed legs joined by an H-form stretcher. Each branded for maker and having an attractive, aged green-painted surface. Straw Hill Chairs, Inc., Claremont, NH. Late 20th/early 21st century. 39” HOA, 18” H seat. Excellent condition. $400 - $600

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2253. AMERICAN PAINTED PINE FLATWALL CUPBOARD, one-piece construction, the applied molded cornice over two four-light doors above three full drawers fitted with period oval stampedbrass pulls, solid ends, raised on an applied bracket-foot base. Poplar secondary wood. Retains an early blue-painted surface over darker blue. Possibly New York. Circa 1800. 77 1/4” H, 49 1/4” W, 26 1/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Period brass pulls are likely old replacements. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 10/23/1987, lot 58, “The American Folk Art Collection of Mr. and Mrs. H. John Thayer”. $2,000 - $3,000

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2254. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED PINE SERVER, rectangular top with reeded front edge over a single scratch-beaded drawer above two fielded-panel doors concealing two fixed shelves, flanked by solid ends, the whole raised on tall cut-out bracket feet with double ogee “cupid’s bow” profile to skirt. Retains original polychrome surface featuring vibrant blue vinegar-sponged decoration with smoke-decorated bordering door frames, feet, and skirt. Possibly Pennsylvania. Second quarter 19th century. 44 3/4” H, 43 1/4” W, 20” D. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration. Period brasses are old replacements. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 10/23/1987, lot 169, “The American Folk Art Collection of Mr. and Mrs. H. John Thayer”. $2,000 - $3,000

2255. AMERICAN PAINTED MIXED-WOOD CORNER CUPBOARD, pine and poplar, onepiece construction, canted returns, upper section with applied cove-molded cornice over two fielded-panel doors concealing two fixed shelves having plate grooves, small band of waist molding below, the lower section with two fielded-panel doors concealing a single fixed shelf with plate groove, the whole raised on an applied cut-out bracket-foot base. Retains an early, possibly original, blue-painted surface with white-washed interior. Probably Pennsylvania. First quarter 19th century. 75 1/2” H, 28” corner. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Knobs likely replaced. Minor pieced repair to upper right door. Wear and possible losses to height of feet. $1,000 - $2,000

2256. AMERICAN FIGURED TIGER MAPLE STEP-BACK FLATWALL CUPBOARD, onepiece construction, the upper section with two plank doors concealing three fixed shelves, the lower section with single plank door concealing a single fixed shelf, the whole flanked by solid ends and raised on simple bracket feet cut-out from the stiles. Poplar secondary wood. Retains an old surface with rich color. Probably West Virginia or Ohio. Mid 19th century. 82 1/4” H, 40 3/4” W, 19 1/4” D. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration, scattered surface accumulations from barn storage. Lower door cracked with old repair, very slightly bowed. Hinges replaced with minor associated repairs to case and doors. Vertical scratches to proper right end. Interior with some staining and mildew. Minor insect evidence to base. Provenance: Wolf ’s Auction, Cleveland, OH, 11/16/1990, lot 949. $1,000 - $2,000

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2257. AMERICAN PAINTED POPLAR FARM TABLE, of massive size with impressive two-board top, single drawer to one end fitted with possibly original turned walnut knobs, the whole raised on square-tapered legs. Retains likely original red-painted surface to top and early gray-painted surface to base. First half 19th century. 32” H, 43 1/2” W, 96” L. Very good overall condition with minor to moderate scattered wear and discoloration. Minor cracks, edge wear, and small losses to top. Feet ended out approximately 1 1/2” (one piece detached but present). Minor scattered repairs with associated touch-ups to frame and legs. $1,000 - $2,000

2258. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED MIXED-WOOD JELLY CUPBOARD, poplar, cherry, and walnut, rectangular two-board top over two short scratch-beaded drawers fitted with likely original turned wooden knobs, above two double fielded-panel doors concealing two fixed shelves, flanked by paneled ends, the whole raised on turned feet issuing from the stiles. Retains original, vibrant grain-painted surface in tones of red and yellow. Second quarter 19th century. 49 1/4” H, 44 1/2” W, 20 1/2” D. Very good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration. $600 - $900

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2259. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED PINE AND POLAR STAND TABLE, the square one-board top over a single cockbeaded drawer fitted with possible original turned wooden knob, raised on square-tapered legs. Retains original vinegar-sponged surface in tones of red and yellow. Circa 1820. 28” H, 20” SQ top. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to legs and top. Loss of cockbeading to one end of drawer facing. $400 - $600

2261. AMERICAN LATE WINDSOR PAINTED MILLER’S STOOL, pine and maple, high form featuring a slightly concave plank seat raised on tall turned legs joined by two box-form stretchers. Retains original black painted surface with yellow pinstriping imitating bamboo turnings, black painted “WWR” to underside of seat. Mid 19th century. 33 1/4” H, 12” D seat. Very good sturdy condition, seat with moderate wear and short crack, legs and rungs with expected usage wear. $200 - $300

2260. AMERICAN PAINTED PINE HANGING CORNER CUPBOARD, having unusual applied molded cornice, single plank door concealing two fixed shelves, and canted returns. Retains early, possibly original, bluepainted surface and turned wooden knob. First half 19th century. 28 1/2” H, 23 1/4” W.

2262. AMERICAN PAINTED PINE STAND TABLE, rectangular twoboard top over a single full drawer, with thumb-molded profile, raised on square-tapered legs. Retains an early, possibly original, pumpkin-painted surface, scraped down with faint remnants of old overpaint. First quarter 19th century. 30 1/4” H, 23 3/4” x 26” top.

Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Door very slightly bowed. Surface wear and accumulations resulting from barn storage.

Good overall condition with minor to moderate scattered wear, slightly heavier to top. Knob possibly replaced. Top with minor cracks. Small loss to outer edge of base on proper left front leg.

$300 - $500

$200 - $300

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2263. RARE SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA FEDERAL WALNUT TALL-CASE CLOCK, in the Roxbury, MA style, eight-day brass weight-driven movement, false plate marked “OSBORNE” (for Osborne’s Manufactory in Birmingham, England), painted sheet-iron dial with Arabic chapter ring flanked by corner fans, polychrome-painted moon phase in arch above, signed “W. Young / Staunton” below calendar wheel. Case featuring an arched bonnet and conforming glazed door flanked by full columns and arched sidelights, the projecting molded cornice fitted with fluted plinths and urn-form finials, case waist featuring thumb-molded door flanked by fluted quarter columns, base with applied figured panel having molded edge profile and invected corners, all raised on “French” feet flanking a cut-out skirt exhibiting double-ogee “Cupid’s bow” profile. Yellow pine secondary wood. Retains pendulum, weights, and winding key, and an old surface with warm color. William Young (Staunton, VA, active 1806-1839). Circa 1810. 90 1/2” HOA (to top of center finial). Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Very minor crazing and discoloration to dial. Small losses to applied moldings, narrow replaced strip to proper right side of upper back board, small patch to lower corner of door lip. Finials and plinths are a later addition (appears to have been originally fitted with only a finial on each corner). Brass hinges possibly replaced, Unknown working condition. Literature: See Hollan - Virginia Silversmiths, pp. 847-849, for a discussion of William Young. Catalogue Note: William Young (1783-1860) was born into a family of clockmakers. His father, Jacob Young (1753-1792), was a clockmaker and silversmith who worked in Hagerstown, Maryland. Jacob died in 1792 when William was only nine years old. Interestingly, Jacob’s estate was appraised by George Woltz, another noted Hagerstown clockmaker. In the wake of his father’s death, William was apprenticed at an early age to clockmaker and silversmith, John Reynolds, with whom he worked in Hagerstown from 1795 to 1804. After the completion of his term, William headed south, seeking to establish his own business. By 1807, William Young is recorded in Staunton, Virginia, where he advertised as a clock and watchmaker. Successful in his new ventures, Young prospered in the growing crossroads town of Staunton and was able to purchase numerous tracts of real estate over the course of his three-decade career. To our knowledge, the case for the present clock - overtly New England in nature - is undoubtedly the product of a Staunton, VA cabinetmaker mimicking a style not usually encountered in Shenandoah Valley clocks. There is another example of this style case in a private collection that houses a signed William Huston, Staunton brass-dial works - it descended directly in a prominent Staunton family. The appearance of this distinctive Roxbury-style case in Staunton is certainly the result of the late 18th-century influx of New England cabinetmakers such as Gideon Morgan from Connecticut into the area. Research is ongoing. $5,000 - $8,000

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2264. OHIO LABELED FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR TALL-CASE CLOCK, the case featuring an applied cut-out broken-arch pediment to the dovetailed hood, tombstone-top waist door, and multi-step moldings below the hood and to top of base, raised on simple cut-out feet. Fitted with a Silas Hoadley, Plymouth wooden-works movement. The case retaining outstanding dry Victorian polychrome-painted decorations depicting a landscape featuring a cottage, well, and mill to base, a mountainous landscape reserve to door, a Grecian urn with climbing ivy to each side, and six floral sprays, along with additional gilt striping and ebonized grounds. Interior of waist door retains original label printed in part “Clocks Made and Sold by Garry Lewis, Warren, Ohio.” Two canister weights and pendulum present. Circa 1825, paint circa 1875. 89 1/2” HOA. Very good overall condition, some wear to paint, heaviest to proper right side of hood, hands not original. Unknown running condition. Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, 5/23/2008, lot 183. $2,000 - $3,000

2265. SIMEON CRAINE (CANTON, MA, 1774-1821) MASSACHUSETTS FEDERAL PAINTED PINE TALL-CASE CLOCK, brass eight-day weight-driven movement, painted sheet-iron dial with Roman chapter ring flanked by stylized sunburst corner devices, stenciled fruit in arch above, signed “Simeon Crane / Canton” below calendar wheel. Case in the Roxbury style, featuring arched bonnet and conforming glazed door flanked by full columns, the projecting molded cornice fitted with tall plinths (no evidence of finials) and cut-out fretwork, case waist featuring thumb-molded door flanked by chamfered corners with unusual elongated lamb’s tongue terminals, plain base raised on simple cut-out feet flanking shaped skirt. Pine secondary wood. Retains pendulum, weights, winding key, and an early ebonized surface. Simeon Crane, Canton, MA. Circa 1810. 86 1/2” HOA. Excellent condition, dial with minor crazing and minute area of paint loss, case with some light cracking to base panels. Unknown working condition. Catalogue Note: Simeon Crane was the son of Canton clockmaker William Crane. He also worked as a gunsmith and metalworker in the area until his death. His clocks are extremely rare proven by the fact that we could locate no auction sales record for his work. $1,000 - $1,500

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2266. RARE AMERICAN FOLK ART FULLBODY MOLDED-COPPER SETTER WEATHERVANE, an outstanding example retaining an excellent surface with mustard yellow over patchwork gilt with verdigris patination. Presented on a custom stand. Probably Washburn & Co., MA. Fourth quarter 19th century. 16 1/2” HOA (including stand), 34 1/2” LOA. Excellent overall condition with minor scattered wear. Minor dents, with small bullet hole at shoulder. Literature: See Miller - The Art of the Weathervane, p. 56 for an example with Washburn attribution. $8,000 - $12,000

2267. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON AFRICAN AMERICAN WEATHERVANE, depicting a chained and shackled slave and his master, the figures riveted to wrought-iron support bars on reverse, remnants of paint. Presented on a custom wood stand. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. Figures: 28” x 34” overall. Very good as-found condition with expected light rust and minor bending. Provenance: Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., 11/13/2012, lot 296. Ex-collection of Nancy Thomas. VA. Catalogue Note: A powerful and poignant symbolic image likely manufactured by an African American craftsman. Accompanied by an examination receipt from Colonial Williamsburg and notes from Richard Guthrie, 20-year blacksmith at CW. $1,000 - $2,000

2268. AMERICAN FOLK ART FULL-BODY CAST-IRON SETTER / BIRD DOG WEATHERVANE, running position, made in two joined sections with hollow mounting post. Old weathered surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 12” H on post, 27” LOA. Very good as-found condition with no breaks or losses, expected rust and pitting, some bird residue. $800 - $1,200

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2269. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON HUNTER / WOODSMAN WEATHERVANE, two sheets riveted together, supported on an iron mounting post secured with two brackets to one side. Original weathered, painted surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Second half 19th century. Figure: 24” H, 26” W. Good overall condition, gun is likely an old replacement, old repair at neck, hand directional missing one finger and another with split. Provenance: Sotheby-Parke Bernet, 12/8/1975, lot 997, “The American Heritage Society Auction of Americana”. Property of a New Jersey private collector. $500 - $800

2270. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON COW JUMPING OVER THE MOON WEATHERVANE, raised on a hollow iron mounting post fitted in a riveted bracket. Later applied patina. Presented on a custom iron stand. Probably fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. 27” HOA, 26” LOA. One horn with bend, heaving pitting to post. $400 - $600

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2271. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON GOOSE IN FLIGHT WEATHERVANE, riveted three-part arrow and hollow iron mounting post. Old weathered surface. Presented on an antique wooden mold and modern wooden base. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 31 1/2” HOA, 22” H on post, 32” LOA. Very good condition with overall light pitting. Provenance: Gordon & Genevieve Deming Antiques, Roxbury, MA. $400 - $600

2273. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON AMERICAN FLAG WEATHERVANE, flag attached with riveted sleeves that swivel on the hollow mounting pole, topped with a threedimensional cut-out sheet-iron star. Old weathered surface with some original paint. Supported on an iron four-leg stand. First half 20th century. 45” HOA, 10 3/4” x 15 1/4” flag. Very good as-found condition, some bending and rust to star points. $300 - $500

2272. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON HUNTER AND DOG WEATHERVANE, standing on a shotgun, raised on a hollow iron mounting post atop a separate directional cross arm. Original weathered surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Circa 1930. 42” HOA, 20” H figure, 28” LOA. Very good condition with overall light surface pitting. Losses to cross arm. $300 - $500

2274. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT WOODEN POINTER / BIRD DOG WEATHERVANE, in full pointing position. Two campaigns of brown and white paint. Presented on a custom iron stand. Circa 1920. Figure: 18 1/2” H, 34 1/2” L. Fair condition with expected paint losses, repair to front and back leg, front leg with pieced fill, two cracks reinforced, wear to edges. $200 - $300

2275. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON HUNTER AND STAG WEATHERVANE, three-piece construction, riveted support bars and two mounting sleeves to reverse. Old painted surface. Late 19th/early 20th century. 15” HOA, 34” LOA. Very good condition with some surface pitting and flaking to paint. $200 - $300

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2276. AMERICAN CANADA GOOSE IN FLIGHT DECOY / WEATHERVANE, wooden body and attached wings, with applied tin tail, hanging eyelet to back, Hunter collection tag attached to underside. Retains its original painted surface. Presented on a metal stand. First half 20th century. 33 1/2” LOA. Excellent condition. $200 - $300

2278. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUTOUT SHEET-IRON POINTER / BIRD DOG WEATHERVANE, in full pointing position, riveted iron support bar to one side, attached to a hollow mounting rod. Old weathered surface with remnants of red paint. First quarter 20th century. 10 1/2” H, 24 1/2” L. Good as-found condition, one bullet hole, and minor bend to one rear leg. $100 - $200

2277. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON SWIMMING DUCK WEATHERVANE, riveted construction with directional arrow below, raised on original iron rod mounted with brackets to rear. Excellent original weathered surface. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. 34” HOA, 7 1/2” x 12 1/2” duck.

2279. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON HUNTING DOG WEATHERVANE, riveted iron support to reverse. Original weathered surface with remnants of paint. Presented on a custom iron stand. Second half 19th century. Figure 13 1/2” H, 18” L.

Very good condition with some minor rust.

Fair condition with bullet holes and rusted out holes to ground.

$200 - $300

$100 - $200

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2280. AMERICAN FOLK ART WOOD AND SHEET-IRON WASHER WOMAN WHIRLIGIG, woman having a wooden head, torso and legs with applied sheet-iron bonnet, arms, and dress, washing in a sheet-iron tub, six-blade wooden baffle powers a gear below the tub, cut-out wood directional to rear. Outstanding weathered second-campaign painted surfaces. Presented on a custom wooden stand. Fourth quarter 19th century. 13” H figure, 28” LOA. Very good as-found condition, expected losses to paint. Literature: See Sotheby’s, 1/30/1987, lot 1035, “Americana from the Collection of M. Austin and Jill R. Fine”, for a nearly identical example by the same hand. Provenance: Sotheby’s, unknown auction date, lot 111 (retains auction label). $500 - $800

2281. AMERICAN FOLK ART WOOD BLACK AMERICANA WHIRLIGIG, cut-out man riding kicking donkey, driven by a rotating four-arm baffle, fitted with a sheet-iron rear directional. Excellent original weathered, painted surface. Circa 1930. 24” HOA, 28 1/2” LOA. Very good as-found condition with expected losses to paint. $300 - $500 2282. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUTOUT SHEETIRON FLYING DUCK WHIRLIGIG, body fitted with two rotating curved wings having feathered ends. Original weathered, painted surface. Presented on a driftwood stand. Circa 1920. 18 1/2” wingspan, 18” L body. Very good as-found condition with expected losses to paint. $100 - $200

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2283. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT WOOD FLYING GOOSE WHIRLIGIG, body fitted with two rotating curved wings having feathered ends. Original polychrome paint-decorated surface. Presented on a custom stand. Circa 1930. 36” wingspan, 32 1/2” L body. Body in very good condition, breaks and repairs to wings and tail. $100 - $200

2288. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED LIFE-SIZE DOG FIGURE, solid body constructed in three joined sections, depicting a muscular black-spotted canine with long tail to one side, open mouth with front teeth and tongue hanging out, carved ears, eyes, and toes. Retains an excellent original gessoed and painted surface. First quarter 20th century. 26 3/4” H, 30” LOA. Very good as-found condition, shrinkage separation to front seam, some very minor cracks, chipping to several toes, some expected wear to paint, heaviest to tail. $1,000 - $2,000

2284. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON FIGHTING COCKS WHIRLIGIG, depicting two fighting roosters and a farmer’s wife swinging a broom, screwed construction. Original painted surface including foliage to ground. Presented on an iron custom stand. Circa 1920. 24 1/2” LOA. Good condition, losses to paint, lacking paddle baffles. $200 - $300

2286. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINTED WOODEN TRADE SIGN, “NO DOGS ALLOWED”, single-sided form, with gilt lettering on dark ground. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 7 1/2” x 14”. Very good overall condition, with expected weathering and wear. $200 - $300

2289. ANTIQUE FRENCH FOLK ART CARVED DONKEY CAROUSEL NODDER FIGURE, whimsical small form, laminated hollow body with solid head and neck mounted to torso. Re-tains a plaque for Gustave Bayol. Old refinished surface. Workshop of Gustave Bayol (1859-1931), Angers, France. Late 19th/early 20th century. 32” H, 51” LOA. Good condition, front two feet pieced out, expected repairs and small patches, cracks and small losses. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 3/24/1990, lot 4, “Carousel Art”. $400 - $600

2285. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON GUN CLUB SIGN, heavy gauge, depicting a Canadian Goose in flight, painted “GOOSE ISLAND / GUN CLUB / KEEP OUT” to front, four spaced mounting holes. Original weathered painted surface. Circa 1940. 27 1/2” H, 39” L. Provenance: Julia and Guyette, W. Farmington, ME.

2287. AMERICAN CARVED AND PAINTED GUN CLUB SIGN, pine plank board with two rear battens, flat-back decoy applied to center surrounded by painted “LACHINE / 1922 / GUN / CLUB / PRIVATE” within a painted border. Circa 1920. 18” x 32”.

$200 - $300

Board with visible cracks, some wear to paint.

Very good condition with expected wear.

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2290. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT AND PAINTED PINE CARNIVAL BALL-TOSS FIGURE, depicting a nearly life-size donkey with hinged head and rear kicking leg, target mechanism to center of body. Excellent original, dry paint-decorated, detailed surface. First quarter 20th century. 46” H, 47” L. Very good as-found condition with expected wear to paint, loss of leather ears. $300 - $500

2293. AMERICAN OR BRITISH SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART PAINTING, oil on canvas, stylized depiction of a dramatic scene from a puppet show, painted on an earlier canvas, pencil signed "C Thorsen '42" lower left. Housed in a 19th-century frame. Dated 1942. 24” x 20” sight, 27 3/4” x 23 1/2” OA. Very good overall original condition with minor scattered craquelure, very minor abrasions and surface losses. Frame with moderate wear and discoloration. $200 - $300

2295. AMERICAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) FOLK ART BLACK AMERICANA PAINTING, watercolor on paper, depicting a man with his three dogs, cabin in the background, titled lower left “From Life / Going a-cooning”, artist monogram and “18-85” lower right. Housed under glass in a modern frame. Fourth quarter 19th century. 8” x 5 1/4” sight, 13” x 10 1/2” OA. Very good overall condition, with scattered very minor areas of discoloration. Not examined out of frame. $200 - $300

2291. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON CANADA GOOSE CONFIDENCE DECOY, two-part body raised on riveted supports. Original weathered, painted surface. Presented on a wooden base. Circa 1930. 12 1/2” H without base, 30” L. Good as-found condition, small hole forward of front support, expected rust and loss/wear to paint. $200 - $300

2294. AMERICAN SCHOOL (EARLY 20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART BLACK AMERICANA PAINTING, oil on board, after a sketch done by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (American, 1844-1934) that appeared in the February 9, 1878 edition of Harper’s weekly, depicts a young figure concealing baby chicks in his hat, titled lower right “INJURED INNOCENCE”. Housed in a late 19th century gilt and gesso frame. First quarter 20th century. 11” x 9 1/2” sight, 17 1/2” x 15 1/4” OA. 2292. AMERICAN CAST-IRON DOVE IN FLIGHT GATE WEIGHT, later silver-painted surface. Presented on a custom metal stand. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. Figure: 3 1/2” H, 11 1/2” L. Very good condition with some expected pitting, lacking hanging hook. $200 - $300

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Very good overall visual condition, minor to moderate areas of discoloration to figures shirt, scattered very minor craquelure and house paint. $200 - $300

2296. AMERICAN OUTSIDER ART PAINTING, watercolor and paint on paper, depicting a figure with dog holding two possums, no signature located. Professionally framed under glass. Second half 20th century. 20” x 15 3/4” sight, 33 3/4” x 28 1/2” OA. Very good condition. Not examined out of frame. $200 - $300


2297. G. E. PETERS (HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) “HEAVEN AND HELL” FRAKTUR-STYLE RELIGIOUS ILLUSTRATION, brightly-colored wood engraving on paper, printed in German, in lower margins “Gedruckt und zu haben bey G.E. Peters, Harrisburg PA.”. Housed under glass in a period frame. Circa 1830. 10 1/2” x 14 1/2” sight, 15 1/2” x 19 1/4” OA. Very good overall condition, with scattered minor toning and areas of discoloration. Not examined out of frame. $200 - $300

2298. AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART FARM SCENE, oil on board, titled “TARNATION”, depicting an older gentleman aiming his shotgun at a chicken hawk that absconded with his chicken, signed and dated in the lower right “W.V. RiTTER 1932”. Housed in an old frame. Dated 1932. 15 1/2” x 19 1/4” sight, 19 1/2” x 23 1/2” OA. Very good overall condition, very minor area of house paint. Frame with scattered very minor losses. $200 - $300

2299. AUGUSTA COUNTY, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA (LATE 19TH CENTURY) LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES, oil on canvas, depicting a split-rail fence lined road with a mountainous background, an African-American child sitting on the fence and an African-American boy fishing in the foreground. Signed “By W. H. Smith” lower right, period inscription on verso and stretcher reads “Mrs. E. W. Madison, Nov. 26, 1894, Staunton, Virginia.” Period walnut frame. Dated 1894. 21 1/2” x 27 1/2” sight, 25” x 31” OA. Excellent overall condition with a very minor area of discoloration. Provenance: Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., 6/26/2012, lot 210. Ex-property of a Virginia collector. $200 - $300

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2300. MARSHALL CO., TENNESSEE PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, wool on linen, two alphabet rows above a decorative foliate motif row, a two-line verse of “Could wealth our happiness augment / What can she give beyond content”, and a scrolling flowering-vine row, below signed “Martha Ann Bruce / Marshall County / Tennessee / Sept the 21st / 1841”, framed by a floral vine, flanked by a two-story house in the right-hand corner and a compote with flowers in the left-hand corner next to a dogwood flower-type motif, all encompassed by a vine border. House under glass in a modern wood frame. Dated 1841. 18 1/2” x 18 3/4” sight, 21 5/8” x 21 7/8” OA. Very good visual condition with light toning and a few stains, a small hole to linen at foot of compote, scattered losses to wool mostly covered by later-added silk and wool thread, some wool thread with light fading and fugitive color, frame with some wear and surface scratches. Not examined out of frame.

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Catalogue Note: The maker of the present sampler is identified as Martha Ann Bruce of Marshall Co., Tennessee, who was born in 1829 to parents John Pennington Bruce (1805-1853) and Elizabeth Prear Burns (1808-1873). Martha is recorded as living with her parents and eight siblings in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census for District 9 in Marshall Co., TN in dwelling and family no. 268. There is not much information on her life, except she married William Mason on February 28, 1858. This sampler is recorded by the Tennessee Sampler Survey as being a part of the Red and Green Group. $3,000 - $5,000


2301. FINE AND RARE BURLINGTON CO., NEW JERSEY QUAKER PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, featuring a four-line verse titled “Symapthy” and signed below “Rachel Ann Borton 1832” within a scrolling flowering-vine frame, surrounded by various floral motifs including a row of flowers in urns and baskets of fruit with two white doves flying above, lower half with a detailed pictorial depiction of a two-story brick house having a fenced-in green lawn housing several animals including chickens, ducks, a horse, cows, and sheep, trees line the fence’s edge with two large squirrels under the oak tree, three sides with scrolling flower border having top edge with center vignette of two birds. Housed under glass in a period, possibly original, veneer frame. Dated 1832. 21 1/8” x 22 7/8” sight, 25 3/8” x 27 1/8” OA. Very good overall condition with light toning, some scattered spotting and small stains, thread with fading and fugitive color, frame with some wear

and surface scratches notably along outer edges, veneer with cracks and a few chips and flakes. Not examined out of frame. Literature: Sampler by Martha Rudderow with similar flower border in M. Finkel & Daughter Samplings: XXXV, p. 5; see Stephen and Carol Huber website - www.antiquesampler.com for a sampler by Ann Borton with similar floral border. Catalogue Note: The maker of the present sampler is identified as Rachel Ann Borton, who was born on March 1, 1817 to Quaker parents Richard Borton (1780-1833) and Rachel Braddock (1773-1849) of Evesham, Burlington Co., New Jersey. She was one of nine children to survive childhood. There are two records from the Evesham Monthly Meeting that mention Rachel. From 1842, the minutes mention the proposal of marriage between her and her soon-to-be husband, Isaac Haines Ballinger (1810-1884). The other undated record lists her name, her birth date, and

the occasion as “Disowned” with no mention of the reason. Some time after their marriage, Rachel and Isaac move to Ohio and had at least four sons of whom only two would survive childhood. The 1870 and 1880 U.S. Federal Census records Rachel and Isaac living in Spiceland and Ogden of Henry Co., Indiana, listing his occupation as a “Physician”. After his death, Rachel is recorded in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN as living with her son, Ner B., and his wife, Mary M. in the 1897 city directory. Mary died in 1901 and is buried at the Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, IN. The present sampler exhibits distinct characteristics found on Quaker samplers from the Burlington Co., NJ region, including the detailed renditions of buildings on lawns with a variety of animals, strong floral borders, birds, and baskets of fruit. $8,000 - $12,000

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2303. MARSHFIELD, PLYMOUTH CO., MASSACHUSETTS PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, top half with five alphabet and numeral rows segmented by decorative stitching featuring floral and diamond motifs, bottom half signed “Wrought by Hannah P. Tilden in the 10th year of her age AD 1819”, below a four-line verse and above a pictorial depiction of a two-story brick house with a fenced-in yard, flanked by two large trees, three edges with an unusual inner zig-zag border having tassel-type motifs and a smaller triangular outer border. Housed under glass in a modern gilt frame. Dated 1819. 16 5/8” x 16 7/8” sight, 18 5/8” x 18 7/8” OA.

2302. WOODBURY SCHOOL, GLOUCESTER CO., NEW JERSEY QUAKER PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, top half featuring a four-line verse from “The Universal Prayer” by Alexander Pope (British, 1688-1744) framed by a foliate wreath, outer corners with four initials of “SW”, “SW”, “MAW”, and “LW”, signed below “Mary Ann Webster / Woodbury School 1813”, surrounded by floral motifs, lower fourth having a pictorial depiction of a brick house sitting on a hill next to two trees, grassy field below with flowers and baskets of flowers, three sides with scrolling flowering-vine borders. Housed under glass in a modern wood frame. Dated 1813. 11 7/8” x 15 3/8” sight, 14” x 17 1/2” OA. Good to very good overall condition with some toning and stains to linen, narrow section of a hole to lower left corner at the top of the grass having possible loss of thread/stitching, some thread with fading and fugitive color, frame with wear, surface scratches, abrasions, and other imperfections. Not examined out of frame. Catalogue Note: The maker of the present sampler is identified as Mary Ann Webster of Woodbury, Gloucester Co., New Jersey. She was born on November 7, 1803 to Quaker parents Samuel Webster, Jr. (1771-1851) and Sarah Cooper (17781855), and she had one sister Lydia Webster (1807-1869). Mary Ann married George Mickle Paul (1804-1858), who was also a Quaker, on March 1, 1831, and they had one daughter named Sarah. George was recorded as a storekeeper and farmer who owned land on Woodbury Creek, he served as town clerk of Deptford from 1838 to 1840, and subsequently became a lumber dealer. After George died, Mary Ann continued to live in Woodbury until her death on August 14, 1890, as noted in the U.S. Federal Census of 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. $2,000 - $3,000

$800 - $1,200

Good to very good overall condition with some light toning and stains, a few scattered small holes to linen notably to lower half including next to the house, thread with fading and fugitive color, a small bread to thread in one row of decorative stitching, frame with wear, surface scratches, flakes/ chips to gilt, and other imperfections. Not examined out of frame. Catalogue Note: The maker of the present sampler is identified as Hannah P. Tilden of Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, who was born on November 14, 1809 to parents Hatch Tilden (1781-1861) and Hannah Phillips Hatch (1784-1820). Hannah married Charles W. Macomber (1808-1888) on February 24, 1828, and they had two sons of whom one died as an infant shortly before Hannah in 1833. She along with her son, her husband, and his second wife, Lucy B. Hatch, are buried in Marshfield Hills Cemetery in Marshfield. M. Finkel & Daughter sold a similar sampler in 2019 by Lucy B. Hatch, which she completed in 1821. $2,000 - $3,000

2305. NEW ENGLAND PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, six alphabet and numeral rows segmented by decorative stitching, center with a scrolling vine band featuring flowers, signed below “Sophia Jonef her Work”, lower half with pictorial depiction of tulips flanked by flowering plants, all encompassed by a scrolling flowering-vine border. Housed under glass in modern shadowbox frame. Fourth quarter 18th/early 19th century. 9 3/4” x 15” sight, 13 1/4” x 18 1/2” OA. Excellent visual condition with light toning, some wear with light fading and fugitive color, a few pulled threads with possible breaks, frame with minor wear and surface scratches. Not examined outside of frame. $800 - $1,200

2304. AMERICAN SILK-EMBROIDERED “EMBLEM OF AMERICA” NEEDLEWORK PICTURE, silk, watercolor, and pencil on silk, oval vignette depicting an allegorical figure of Liberty in an Empire-waist dress with drawn head and arms, holding a spear and a 17-star American flag with an eagle emblem in her left hand and a quill in her right hand, she stands in a grassy field flanked by plants and a painted sky above her, bordered by “EMBLEM OF AMERICA” written below and painted to flowers to four corners. Housed under UV glass in a modern frame. Early 19th century. 10” x 14 1/4” sight, 12 1/8” x 16 3/8” OA. Very good overall condition with toning and light spotting, a few pinholes and small spots of shattering on silk ground, some thread with light fading and fugitive color, tree with a few losses to thread, field with a few possible losses to thread, frame with minor wear and surface scratches. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Skinner, Inc., 11/3/2007, lot 580 (retains auction label).

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Catalogue Note: Skinner notes that “This needlework is copied after an engraving titled ‘An American Emblem’, drawn by H. Richter, engraved by Lundin and published September 21, 1800 by J. LePetit Hammersmith near London.”

2306. AMERICAN / BRITISH NEEDLEWORK PANEL, wool on linen, depicting a couple in period dress, talking under a fruit tree, the woman leans on a table with a tea service including a teapot, featuring two birds flying above and an animal, possibly a dog or a cat, walking below. Housed under glass in an 19th century veneer frame. Possibly New England. 18th century. 6 3/4” SQ sight, 9 5/8” SQ OA. Very good visual condition with some scattered losses to wool, some thread with light fading and fugitive color, possibly a fragment, frame with some wear, surface scratches, two chips and a few cracks to veneer. Not examined out of frame. $500 - $800


2307. FINE AND RARE CHARLES II / JAMES II ENGLISH PICTORIAL BAND NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, several bands of various floral and geometric motifs, one band near center featuring two man figures, one end with one-and-one-half alphabet row and signed “MARY PHIP / PARd 1685 M[or W]T”. Housed under acrylic panel in a modern frame. Dated 1685. 9 7/8” x 38 3/4” object, 12 3/4” x 41 1/2” OA. Very good overall condition with light toning and spotting, some scattered small holes to linen, thread with some scattered losses, light fading, and fugitive color, frame with wear, surface scratches and other imperfections, some losses to securing tabs for mounting board causing it to be partially loose in frame. Not examined out of frame. $2,000 - $3,000

2308. SCOTTISH PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, five alphabet and numeral rows above two rows of initials segmented by horizontal bands of decorative stitching, lower half featuring an excerpt from Psalm chapter 106, verse 4, surrounded by initials and various motifs including trees and flowers, signed below “Jane D. Baillie. / Miss McCallum’s School. / Oban in the year 1834” with a two-story house above and flanked by two large flower stalks, all encompassed by a border of an undulating line and flower motifs. Housed under glass in an old wood frame. Dated 1834. 17 1/8” x 20 5/8” sight, 20” x 23 5/8” OA. Very good overall condition with toning and spotting to linen, some thread with light fading and fugitive color, frame with some wear and surface scratches. Not examined out of frame. $1,000 - $2,000

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2312. AMERICAN / BRITISH PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK PANEL, silk and wool on wool, consisting of a cut-out patch depicting an English Pointer dog with a gold-toned collar featuring “VI” on a tag, walking on grass next to a tree, applied to a black fabric panel. Housed in a period wood frame. 19th century. 16 3/4” x 13 1/8” sight, 23 1/8” x 19 1/2” OA.

2309. RARE QUEEN ANNE BRITISH BAND NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk and silver gilt-thread on linen, alternating horizontal bands of motifs, decorative stitching, religious verses, and initials, center band divided in three sections consisting of “Fear God and / honour the Que / en” followed by numerals on the left, a crowned “AR” initials flanked by lions above “E E / 1712” within a heart to the center, and “Children Obey / Your Parents / In the Lord” on the right. Housed under glass in a modern gilt frame. Dated 1712. 8 1/8” x 18 1/8” sight, 11 1/4” x 21 1/8” OA. Very good visual condition with light toning being more moderate at the ends and heavy toning to upper right corner, some thread with light fading, fugitive color, and some scattered small losses, frame with minor wear and surface scratches. Not examined out of frame. $1,000 - $2,000

2310. AMERICAN / BRITISH PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, top half featuring a pictorial motif row of birds alternating with flowers and a center flower basket, a four-line verse of “When I shall reach my Journeys end / O! may I find through grace / In Christ a Brother and a Friend / And in Heaven a resting place”, and a motif row including houses and two animals flanking a tree, lower half having two large dove birds surrounded by various motifs including flowers in urns and eight-point stars, below signed “MARY TONGATE / Aged 12 Years May 1822”, all encompassed by a scrolling flowering-vine border with embroidered flowers to inner corners. Housed under glass in a 19th century molded wood frame. Dated 1822. 12 1/4” x 16 1/4” sight, 14 3/4” x 18 3/4” OA.

Good overall condition with some toning and fading, some scattered small holes to fabric, thread with some fading/fugitive color and scattered breaks, frame with wear, surface scratches, a repair to center inner edge, and slight separations at corners. $100 - $200

Very good overall condition with light toning, some thread with fading and fugitive color, embroi-dered flowers with a few breaks and small losses to thread, frame with wear, surface scratches, and some losses along edges. Not examined out of frame. $800 - $1,200

2311. BRITISH / SCOTTISH PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, top third featuring a row of initials, a two-line verse of “THIS I HAVE DONE TO LET YOU SEE WH / AT CARE MY PARENTS TOOK OF ME 1796”, signed “CATHERINE FERGUSON”, and one-and-onehalf alphabet row, all segmented by horizontal bands of decorative stitching, lower two-thirds with various pictorial motifs including flowers, animals including birds and deer, and an angel with “SERAPHIM”, lower edge having Adam and Eve at the Tree of Life with the serpent, flanked by two houses, all encompassed by a scrolling vine border with flowers and birds. Housed under glass in a 19th century veneer frame. Dated 1796. 21 1/2” x 28 3/8” sight, 28” x 35 1/8” OA. Good to very good overall condition with toning and a few stains, some scattered holes to linen notably along the center vertical, some thread with fading, fugitive color, and scattered losses mostly to darkcolored thread, frame with wear, surface scratches, and other imperfections. Not examined out of frame. Catalogue Note: The identity of Catharine Ferguson is undetermined, but there are several living in Scotland around the time this sampler was made. $800 - $1,200

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2313. AMERICAN, PROBABLY MARYLAND, “GEESE IN FLIGHT” PIECED QUILT, hand-stitched, 15 long vertical bars of pattern in print fabrics and plain white fabric with outline quilting, made from over 2,500 pieces, alternating with 16 long vertical bars of chintz fabric having original glaze and diagonal grid quilting, three edges with pieced sawtooth border and diagonal straight-line quilting, applied green print fabric binding, five-paneled polka-dot print fabric backing with later-applied hanging fabric strip. Circa 1840. 110 1/2” x 118”. Top in very good overall condition with some toning notably to plain white fabric, scattered stains including area of staining near one corner, some red print fabric pieces and a few other print fabric pieces with losses to dark-colored sections mostly to center vertical pattern bar, top edge, and corners, backing in fair condition with overall toning, losses to many dark-colored dots, a hole near top edge, and several stains. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 1/30/1988, lot 1479. $1,000 - $2,000

2314. AMERICAN “TREE OF LIFE / CHRISTMAS TREE” PIECED QUILT, hand-stitched, 16 whole and four half on-point pattern blocks of various print and plain white fabrics, made from over 2,000 pieces, having plain white zig-zag sashing and plain borders along all edges, featuring finely executed running plume, straight-line, and grid quilting, applied binding, two-paneled plain backing. Circa 1880. 80” x 63”. Good to very good overall condition, top with light toning, some scattered stains and spotting, scattered fading to print fabrics notably to one half, at least three blocks with one or a few holes to a brown-print fabric in leaves, one pattern block with a separation at seam of two triangular pieces, binding along one side with a short area of holes/tears near center, backing with some toning mostly along one half, some scattered stains and spotting. Some penciled outlines for quilting present, as made. $300 - $500

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2315. 48-STAR AMERICAN FLAG APPLIQUE AND PIECED QUILT, hand-stitched, red, white, and blue solid fabrics, featuring an American flag with 13 stripes and 48 applied stars, plain borders to all four sides, blue corner blocks with each having applied five-point star, all-over diagonal quilting, applied blue fabric binding, two-paneled plain backing. Second quarter/mid 20th century. 91 1/2” x 80 1/2”. Very good overall condition, top with some toning and stains, backing in similar condition. Some penciled outlines for quilting present, as made. $200 - $300

2316. AMERICAN “LONE STAR” PIECED QUILT, hand- and machine-stitched, blue and red print and white plain fabrics, featuring a large eight-point star to center, all four sides with triple border, having straight-line, scalloped, and running plume quilting, front-over-back binding, three-paneled plain backing with a later-applied hanging fabric strip. Late 19th/early 20th century. 73” x 73”. Good to very good overall condition, top with some light toning, some scattered stains, area of fading/ bleaching to print fabric in one quadrant and two sections at binding, scattered small holes on border and binding, backing with some light toning and scattered stains. $200 - $300

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2317. SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA PAINTED STAVE-TYPE WOVEN-SPLINT FLOWER / HERB BASKET, white oak, an outstanding example with high, arched overwrapped handle, X-wrapped rim, and defined foot. Retains likely original dry blue-painted surface. Second half 19th century. 16” HOA (including handle), 19 3/4” x 15” rim. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to foot. $600 - $900

2318. SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA RIB-TYPE WOVEN-SPLINT BASKET, white oak, a finely executed example of impressive size, the converging-rib kidney form with plaitweave and over-wrapped rim and lower hoop, bold arched handle with heavily wrapped attachment, further secured by a copper rivet. Retains an undisturbed, natural surface. Second half 19th century. 12” HOA, 7 1/2” H (rim), 13 1/4” W (rim). Excellent overall condition with very minor wear, breaks, and losses to base. Provenance: Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., 6/18/2016, lot 122, “From an Important Virginia private collection”. $400 - $600

2319. SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA RIB-TYPE WOVEN-SPLINT BASKET, white oak, unusual finely woven converging-rib elongated kidney form with double rim and overwrapped low arched handle, excellent weight. Retains remnants of original green-painted surface. Fourth quarter 19th century. 6 1/2” HOA, 4 1/2” H (rim), 12 1/2” x 8” (rim). Excellent overall condition, single small loss to handle. $300 - $500

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2320. SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA PAINTED STAVE-TYPE WOVEN-SPLINT BASKET, white oak, the circular form with X-wrapped rim, kick-up to bottom, and arched handle. Retains an old blue-painted surface. Probably by one of the Nichols family of basketmakers, Page/Rockingham Co., VA. Late 19th/ first quarter 20th century. 13” HOA, 7” H (rim), 11 1/2” D (rim).

2322. SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA PAINTED STAVE-TYPE WOVEN-SPLINT BASKET, white oak, the circular form with X-wrapped rim, kick-up to bottom, and bold arched handle. Retains an early black-painted surface. Probably by one of the Nichols family of basketmakers, Page/Rockingham Co., VA. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. 14” HOA, 8 1/2” H (rim), 15 1/2” D (rim).

2324. STACK OF FIVE SHAKER BENTWOOD BOXES, maple and pine, each of oval form with copper tack and wooden pin construction, retaining original, lightly varnished surface, one example with original blue-painted interior surface. Mid 19th century. Largest 5 1/2” H, 13 1/2” L.

Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration, scattered minor breaks and losses to body and base.

Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration, scattered house paint splatter. Minor wear and breaks to base.

$400 - $600

$300 - $500

$200 - $300

Each in excellent overall condition with very minor wear.

2325. SHAKER PAINTED PINE PEG RACK BOARD, with scratch-beaded outer edges and seven turned wooden pegs. Retains original blue-painted surface and four original handwrought mounting nails. Mid 19th century. 2 5/8” H, 78” L.

2321. SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA PAINTED STAVE-TYPE WOVEN-SPLINT BASKET, white oak, the circular form with X-wrapped rim, kick-up to bottom, and arched handle. Retains an early red-painted surface. Probably by one of the Nichols family of basketmakers, Page/Rockingham Co., VA. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. 11 1/2” HOA, 6” H (rim), 12 1/2” D (rim). Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. A few small breaks and losses to base and rim. $200 - $300

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2323. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED WOVEN GRAPEVINE BASKET, boat form with wooden handle continuing to bottom as supports/feet. Retains original red-, white-, and blue-painted surface. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 14 1/2” HOA, 8 1/2” H (rim), 18” W (rim). Good overall condition with minor scattered wear, breaks, and losses. $200 - $300

Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Center peg possibly an old replacement. One end slightly trimmed, likely done in the period to accommodate an architectural molding profile. Provenance: Willis Henry Auctions (retains auction label). $300 - $500


2326. SHAKER BERRY BASKETS, LOT OF NINE, comprising a large, low-side double-wall stave picking basket with swinging bail handle, and eight small open-stave examples. All with original dry natural surface. Fourth quarter 19th/ first quarter 20th century. Largest: 5 1/2” H, 14 1/2” D, others 4” and 5” D. Most in excellent condition, two small examples with breaks.

2328. SHAKER PINE DRYING RACK, finely crafted with mortise-and-tenon construction, supported on shaped shoe feet. Retains an outstanding original dry red-washed surface. Second half 19th century. 40” H, 35 1/2” x 8 3/4”. Excellent condition with no cracks or breaks, some minor wear to surface. $200 - $300

Provenance: Willis Henry Auctions, Inc., 08/07/1988, lot 254.

2330. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA CHIPPENDALE PAIR OF ANDIRONS, ringedball and flame brass finials, raised on cast-iron ring and baluster shafts supported on downswept legs terminating in large penny feet, original log supports and stops. Excellent old dry surfaces. Circa 1740. 20 1/2” H, 14 1/2” W at feet, 18 1/2” D. Very good condition, typical old repair and pitting to log supports, other expected pitting and small dents and wear. Literature: See the Schiffers - The Brass Book, pp. 40, 41 for closely related examples.

$200 - $300

$1,000 - $1,500

2327. SHAKER PAINTED DOUGH BOX, birch or poplar, finely crafted dovetailed construction with canted sides, cut-out handhold to each end, and applied thumbnail-molded base. Small hole to top edge of each side just forward of corner. Retains an outstanding original dry red-painted surface. Second half 19th century. 12 1/2” H, 31 3/4” x 15 3/4”. Excellent condition, small loss to inner top edge at two of the holes, small break out to one side adjacent to one hole. Provenance: Willis Henry Auctions, Inc., 08/07/1988, lot 324.

2329. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE DRYING RACK, four hinged sections with mortise-and-tenon construction. Outstanding original dry red-painted surface. Purchased as Shaker. Second half 19th century. Each section 60” H, 20 1/2” W. Excellent condition, one hinge pin replaced, some expected wear to surfaces, later campaign of tack holes to one side. Provenance: Willis Henry Auctions, Inc., 08/07/1988, lot 1. $100 - $200

2331. AMERICAN TURNED BURL TREENWARE BOWL, of impressive size, the circular form with well-defined defined rim and foot, excellent figure. Retains an old surface with warm color. Late 18th/first quarter 19th century. 6 3/4” H, 17 1/4” D (rim). Good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Small area of wear/water damage, with minor cracks/losses to underside of base. $400 - $600

$200 - $300

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2332. COUNTRY BURL TREENWARE BOWL WITH HANDLES, large oblong form with carved handles. Old surface with warm color. 19th century or earlier. 22 1/2” LOA over handles. Good overall condition, scattered minor insect damage, moderate to heavy areas of wear to the interior with associated losses, and with old break to handle possibly as-made. $200 - $300

2335. COUNTRY TREEN DOMESTIC ARTICLES, LOT OF TWO, comprising a grain scoop with unusual carved handle and original redwashed surface, and grain shovel carved from the whole, retaining its original dry natural surface. Shovel possibly Shaker. Mid 19th century. 15” and 35 1/2” L. Excellent condition, scoop with minor crack and some staining.

2338. SHEET-IRON MIRRORED CANDLE WALL SCONCES, LOT OF TWO, each sheetiron frame with strap-arm supports, one with crimped-rim drip pan, backed with circular reflectors having multi-piece mirrored glass segments, one with five-point star design. 19th century. 9 3/4” and 11 1/2” D. Very good overall condition, each mirrored finish with minor to moderate losses, some cracks. $200 - $300

$100 - $200 2333. COUNTRY BURL TREENWARE ARTICLES, LOT OF THREE, including a scoop / ladle and bowl with a primitive form. Dry natural surfaces. 19th century or earlier. Bowl 7” H, 12 1/2” x 13 1/2”. Good overall condition, ladle with moderate to heavy areas of insect damage, bowl with minor bug dame and with old break with associated loss to rim. $200 - $300 2336. NORWEGIAN BURL TREENWARE DRINKING BOWL / ALE CUP, or kjenge, featuring two figural horse heads with chip-carvings and rimmed foot. Old surface with warm color. 19th century or earlier. 9 1/4” HOA, 13 1/2” WOA. Good overall condition, scattered minor bug damage, old break with associated repair to base of bowl. $200 - $300

2339. LARGE PAIR OF SHEET-IRON HOGSCRAPER CANDLESTICKS, each tall shaft with side push-up ejector, raised on a circular slightly domed base, no markings located. First half 19th century. 14” HOA. Very good overall condition, one with loss of hanging hook, each with very minor pitting and rust, and with areas of expected usage wear. $200 - $300

2334. COUNTRY TREEN DOMESTIC ARTICLES, LOT OF TWO, comprising a small trencher with early red-painted exterior, and a small tapered piggen, stave construction joined by nine interlocking lapped bands, underside inscribed “PF x 1780”, original natural surface. Late 18th/ mid 19th century. 18 1/2” HOA, 8 1/4” x 21 3/4”. Trencher with minor crack with expected interior wear, piggen in excellent condition. $100 - $200

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2337. AMERICAN COUNTRY COURTING MIRRORS, LOT OF THREE, each wooden frame, including handled form, set with likely original mirror plate. Old surfaces with warm color. Late 18th/first half 19th century. Handled example 10” HOA.

2340. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED TOLEWARE APPLE TRAY, with cut-out handles, retains original polychrome floral and foliate devices with additional chrome yellow embellishment against a japanned ground. 19th century. 3 3/4” H, 12 1/2” W.

Very good overall condition, each with minor to moderate losses to silvering in mirror.

Very good overall condition, with scattered minor to moderate wear to polychrome-painted decoration.

$200 - $300

$100 - $200


2341. 1988 MARTIN D-45 S SUNBURST ACOUSTIC GUITAR, serial number 479601, six string, spruce top with medium bronze sunburst finish, faux tortoise shell pickguard, and abalone inlay to rosette and along edges, rosewood sides and back with abalone inlay along edges and inlaid herringbone purfling, ivoroid body bindings, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard with hexagonal abalone fret markers, veneer-front headstock featuring inlaid “C F MARTIN”. Together with original hard-shell case including key. Two pieces total. C.F. Martin & Co., Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 1988. 40 1/2” LOA, 15 1/2” WOA. Excellent overall condition with minimal usage wear and minor surface scratches, bottom of the body having abrasions along purfling with a flake and a short crack near strap pin hole. $5,000 - $8,000

2342. 1933 MARTIN 00-40H NATURAL ACOUSTIC GUITAR, serial number 53678, six string, spruce top with faux tortoise shell pickguard and abalone inlay in rosette and around edges, Brazilian rosewood sides and back with inlaid purfling, ivoroid body bindings, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard with snowflake fret markers, headstock featuring “Martin & Co. / Est. 1833” and Grover tuners. Together with a custom-built fiberglass hard-shell case by Mark L. Leaf of Broadway, VA having a silver-toned finish and an interior Taylor humidity gauge. Two pieces total. C.F. Martin & Co., Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 1933. 39” LOA, 14 1/4” WOA. Good visual condition with expected usage wear and surface scratches, either with an older refinish or has been completely oversprayed, replaced oversize bridge, center back crack repair, frets appear to be replacements as do the bridge pins and endpin.

2343. 1987 MARTIN CUSTOM NATURAL ACOUSTIC GUITAR, serial number 474192, six string, spruce top with marbled pickguard and herringbone inlay along edges, rosewood sides and back with inlaid herringbone purfling, ivoroid body bindings, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard with snowflake fret markers, veneer-front headstock featuring gilt “CFMartin & Co. / Est. 1833” decal. Together with probably original hard-shell case. Two pieces total. C.F. Martin & Co., Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 1987. 40 1/2” LOA, 15 5/8” WOA. Very good visual condition with expected usage wear and surface scratches, some craquelure to finish on body, a sizable crack to back, case with some wear and imperfections. $1,000 - $2,000

$5,000 - $8,000

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2344. 1964 MARTIN 00-21 NATURAL ACOUSTIC GUITAR, serial number 199418, six string, spruce top with faux tortoise shell pickguard, rosewood sides and back with inlaid purfling, faux tortoise shell body bindings, mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard with mother-of-pearl fret markers, headstock featuring gilt “CFMartin & Co. / Est. 1833” decal. Together with a hard-shell case. Two pieces total. C.F. Martin & Co., Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 1964. 39” LOA, 14 1/4” WOA. Very good visual condition with expected usage wear and surface scratches, either with an older refinish or has been completely oversprayed, fretboard with flakes along edges, case with wear and imperfections. $1,000 - $2,000

2345. 1983 MARTIN CUSTOM SUNBURST ACOUSTIC GUITAR, serial number 444920, six string, spruce top with sunburst finish, marbled pickguard, and herringbone inlay along edges, rosewood sides and back with inlaid herringbone purfling, ivoroid body bindings, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard with snowflake fret markers, veneer-front headstock featuring gilt “CFMartin & Co. / Est. 1833” decal, interior with label noting this guitar was built during the 150th anniversary. Together with original hard-shell case including key. Two pieces total. C.F. Martin & Co., Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 1983. 40 1/2” LOA, 15 5/8” WOA. Very good overall condition with expected usage wear and surface scratches, several sizable scratches to top, a drilled hole to base of neck and lacking a component. $1,000 - $2,000

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2346. 1921 MARTIN HAWAIIAN MODEL NATURAL ACOUSTIC GUITAR, serial number 16441, six string, size 00, Hawaiian koa wood, herringbone inlay along edges of top and to purfling, ivoroid body bindings, ebony fretboard with snowflake fret markers, headstock marked to back. Together with a hard-shell case including a key. Two pieces total. C.F. Martin & Co., Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 1921. 38 1/2” LOA, 14 1/8” WOA. Good visual condition with expected usage wear and surface scratches, repairs completed on guitar including a sizable crack to top with interior repair label dated 1977 completed by Frank M. Gelber of Vienna, WV, part of bridge and saddle currently detached but included. $1,000 - $1,500


2347. 1910 MARTIN 00-30 NATURAL ACOUSTIC GUITAR, serial number 11186, six string, spruce top with abalone inlay rosette and herringbone inlay along edges, rosewood sides and back with inlaid herringbone purfling, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard with snowflake fret markers. Together with original hard-shell case. Two pieces total. C.F. Martin & Co., Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 1910. 39” LOA, 14” WOA. As-found condition with damage, several cleated and repaired top cracks, larger than original replacement maple bridge plate, bridge itself is a replica and there is scarring from replacement. $300 - $500

2348. ANTIQUE / VINTAGE GIBSON GUITAR BANJO, serial number 11678-11, six string, maple frame with reddish brown lacquered finish, laminated maple rim, ivoroid pickguard, ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl fret markers, headstock featuring slanted mother-of-pearl inlaid “The Gibson” logo in script lettering above a fleur-de-lis. Together with a canvas guitar case. Two pieces total. Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Co., Kalamazoo, Michigan. Circa 1920. 36 1/2” LOA, 15” WOA. Good overall condition with expected usage wear and surface scratches, bridge replaced and including another bridge, one bracket replaced on pot, headstock with significant scratches and abrasions, some oxidation to metal components, case with wear and imperfections. Provenance: Gruhn Guitars, Inc., Nashville, TN, 1/17/1995.

2349. DEERING D-6 GUITAR BANJO, serial number 10153393-2853, six string, maple rim with attached mahogany resonator, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl fret markers, veneer-front headstock featuring white Deering logo decal. Together with a likely original hard-shell case including key. Two pieces total. Deering Banjo Co., Lemon Grove, California. 1993. 39” LOA, 14” WOA. Excellent overall condition with minimal usage wear and surface scratches, residue, case with minor wear and other imperfections. $500 - $800

$800 - $1,200

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2350. IMPORTANT ANTIQUE PERSIAN MOHTASHAM KASHAN PICTORIAL LARGE ORIENTAL ROOM-SIZE RUG / CARPET, very finely woven, navy blue field featuring well over 100 depictions of human figures and animals, including two of lion attacking a man and two of a tiger killing prey, all surrounded by trees, flowers, and other foliate devices. Late 19th/early 20th century. 17’ 4” x 11’ 10”.

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Very good overall condition, scattered very minor losses, and areas of expected usage wear and fading. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 01/26/1990, lot 265. $20,000 - $30,000


2351. ANTIQUE PERSIAN MOHTASHAM KASHAN MEDALLION ORIENTAL ROOMSIZE RUG / CARPET, very finely woven, ivory and navy blue fields with intricate stylized floral designs throughout. Late 19th/early 20th century. 15’ 3” x 10’ 6”.

Good overall condition, edge losses, one area of moderate wear with some loose threads, other scattered areas of light wear, some fading. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 09/24/1991, lot 289. $5,000 - $8,000

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2352. ANTIQUE PERSIAN MOHTASHAM KASHAN PICTORIAL ORIENTAL RUG, very finely woven, central reserve featuring eight figures, five mounted on horses, a structure in background at top, and animals in foreground below, three panels of Arabic writing within the outer border which contains over 60 figures and animals. Late 19th/early 20th century. 6’ 8” x 4’ 6”. Excellent condition with only minor wear and fading. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 12/15/1994, lot 229. $2,000 - $3,000

2353. ANTIQUE PERSIAN TABRIZ ORIENTAL ROOM-SIZE RUG / CARPET, finely woven, brick-red field with allover stylized floral designs, navy blue primary border with similar designs. Late 19th/early 20th century. 13’ 11” x 10’ 9”. Very good overall condition, with areas of light to moderate usage wear. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 09/24/1991, lot 191. $2,000 - $3,000

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2354. ANTIQUE PERSIAN HEREKE LARGE ORIENTAL ROOM-SIZE RUG / CARPET, very finely woven, deep red field with allover intricate stylized floral design, ivory border with similar scrolling floral design. First quarter 20th century. 18’ 9” x 12’ 1”. Excellent condition with very minor wear and fading, primarily at one end. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 09/24/1991, lot 193. $2,000 - $3,000

2355. ANTIQUE PERSIAN HERIZ ORIENTAL ROOM-SIZE RUG / CARPET, finely woven, complex central medallion set in a deep red field packed with stylized floral designs, corners with ivory fields surrounded by a navy blue border, all with similar designs. First quarter 20th century. 15’ 8” x 9’ 5 1/4”. Excellent condition some light wear and fading. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 09/24/1991, lot 283. $2,000 - $3,000

2356. ANTIQUE PERSIAN ORIENTAL ROOM-SIZE RUG / CARPET, finely woven, small central medallion set in a deep navy field having allover stylized-floral and geometric designs, within a brick red border with similar designs. First quarter 20th century. 12’ 6 1/2” x 9’ 9”. Excellent condition with some light wear and minor fading. $1,000 - $2,000

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2357. ANTIQUE PERSIAN ORIENTAL ROOM-SIZE RUG / CARPET, finely woven, complex central medallion set in a deep red field packed with stylized floral designs, corners with ivory fields surrounded by a navy blue border, all with similar designs. First quarter 20th century. 12’ 1/2” x 9’ 3”.

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Very good condition with a small area of moderate wear, and some other minor wear. $1,000 - $2,000


2358. ANTIQUE PERSIAN ORIENTAL ROOM-SIZE RUG / CARPET, finely woven, central radiating medallion set in a deep red field featuring stylized floral and geometric designs, light blue corners and edges within a rose border,

all with similar designs. First quarter 20th century. 11’ 8” x 9’ 4”. Very good condition with some light wear and some fading. $1,000 - $2,000

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2359. ANTIQUE PERSIAN ORIENTAL ROOM-SIZE RUG / CARPET, finely woven, navy blue field with allover stylized floral design, within a rose border with repeated floral ornaments. First quarter 20th century. 11’ 8” x 9’ 4”. Good overall condition with areas of light to moderate wear, and noticeable fading/oxidation to colors. $400 - $600

2360. ANTIQUE PERSIAN HAMADAN ORIENTAL SCATTER RUG, navy blue ground with floral designs, within a red border. Late 19th/ early 20th century. 4’ 11” x 3’ 5”. Very good condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and minor losses to edges. Provenance: Richard A. Bourne Auctions, 11/25/1988. $200 - $300

2361. ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SHIRVAN ORIENTAL SCATTER RUG, deep navy field with four stacked geometric medallions, within an ivory primary border. Late 19th/early 20th century. 6’ 5” x 4’ 3”. Very good condition with small areas of expected wear and light fading. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 01/20/1990, lot 59. $800 - $1,200

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2362. ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN ORIENTAL SCATTER RUG, very finely woven, deep navy field with five stacked geometric medallions, within an ivory primary border. Late 19th/early 20th century. 5’ x 3’ 11”. Good overall condition, several areas of repairs, minor edge losses, light to moderate wear.

2363. ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUG / RUNNER, finely woven, three medallions set in a deep navy blue field, within a sage green primary border, small reserve with Arabic script at one end. First half 20th century. 14’ 10” x 3’ 11”.

Provenance: Sotheby’s, 01/20/1990, lot 125.

Excellent condition with minor wear.

$500 - $800

$300 - $500

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Hunter Catalogue Credits Cataloguing: William F. Kimbrough, Jeffrey S. Evans, Hannah Paulk, Heather Cline, Benny Kreiner Photography: William H. McGuffin, Adrian Lindamood, Missy Muterspaugh Catalogue editing: Jeffrey S. Evans, William Kimbrough Photo editing: William H. McGuffin, Missy Muterspaugh Design and layout: Joel West, Jeffrey S . Evans

Fall 18th & 19th Century Ceramics and Glass Auction Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 9:00 am ET Featuring part two of the ceramics collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ being one of the finest assemblages of Staffordshire transferware with American Historical views to ever appear on the market including a wide variety of forms, many in extremely rare patterns, with most pieces retaining longstanding collection provenances. Coupled with the Doug Reed, Maplewood, NJ collection of pressed lacy open salts (part one), Christmas salts, Sandwich bear pomades, &c; and the Kenneth and Bernice Simpson, Acton, MA collection featuring over 1,100 cup plates (part one), many being from the Elsholz collection; plus more.

Catalogues The full, detailed catalogue for this auction will be available at jeffreysevans.com around November 5.

41st Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction – Day One The Important American Folk Art Collection of Jan and Watt White, Stamford, CT Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 9:00 am ET Featuring an outstanding selection of weathervanes, carvings, gameboards, paint-decorated furniture, and a large assemblage of painted pantry, and other, boxes, with emphasis on color and form, most pieces retaining longstanding collection provenance. The Whites acquired most of their pieces at shows, and, in some cases, directly from trusted dealers, such as Austin Miller, David Schorsch, Tom Jewett and Butch Berdan, Alan Katz, Greg Kramer, Don Olson, Elliott and Grace Snyder, Frank and Barbara Pollack, John Keith Russell, Jeff and Holly Noordsy, Jim and Nancy Glazer, and others.

Public Previews November 16 & 17, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and November 18, 8:00 am until end of auction.

Catalogue The full, detailed catalogue will be available at jeffreysevans.com by October 29. A special full-color catalogue for this auction will be available around October 29 for $20 plus postage.

41st Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction –Day Three Featuring Virginia and the South Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 9:00 am ET Featuring material from the private collection of Brian Penniston, Miller’s Tavern, VA; Dr. James and Sheri Swinehart, Cincinnati, OH; and the late Edward Chappell, Williamsburg, VA; part two of the spatter/gaudy ware collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ; material from the Joseph and June Hennage Collection, to benefit the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; property deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (proceeds to benefit the Collections Acquisition Fund) and the Mt. Vernon Ladies Association; material from the collection of Juliana Wood Snowden, Newberg, OR; a Virginia private collection; plus others. Featuring our usual fine selection of rare Virginia & other Southern material; 18th & 19th century formal and country furniture; American fine & decorative arts; folk pottery; prints and other historical material; a fine collection of spatter and gaudy wares; 19th century coin silver; Shenandoah Valley and other folk art; textiles; plus more.

Public Previews November 16-19 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and November 20, 8:00 am until.

Catalogues The full, detailed catalogue for this auction will be available at jeffreysevans.com around November 5.

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