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The Important American Folk Art Collection of Jan and Watt White November 18, 2021


Color and Form: 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 White’s 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.

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Color and Form: The Collecting Journey of Watt and Jan White Every collector’s journey begins somewhere. For Watt White, that journey began with Britains toy soldiers. As he describes it, “I’ve had collecting aspirations since I was seven or eight years old when I first discovered the toy soldiers. I was just fascinated with the variety of forms and decorations and would eagerly await new shipments of them at the local department store. At home, I enjoyed arranging them in different patterns and studying their details. Several of my friends also collected these soldiers, so, in addition to competing with my classmates for the best collection, we were able to swap and trade examples amongst each other as well.” Eventually, the collecting journey for Watt and his wife, Jan, would lead them far beyond simple toy soldiers and into the uppermost levels of American folk art collecting. The White’s first shared collecting experiences involved attending any number of the various antiques shows scattered throughout New England in the 1980’s and 1990’s, where they would often browse the aisles just looking and learning, soaking up as much information as possible. New York City also played an important role in Jan and Watt’s collecting education. With Watt’s management consulting career based in Manhattan, the Whites often frequented antiques-related events in the city, including the Winter Show every January. Attending shows became a central part of their lives, and they would often plan vacations around events in New Hampshire and elsewhere. Always eager to learn, the couple enjoyed interacting with dealers at these events and formed many life-long friendships in the process. It was through interactions at these shows that the Whites first found themselves drawn to the colorful world of antique bottles. With a collective passion for the pursuit of an object as well as the acquisition of knowledge about the object in pursuit, the couple immersed themselves in bottle research, ultimately settling on two forms for areas of concentration in an otherwise vast collecting field: bitters and inks. Eventually, the Whites acquired world-class assemblages of each form. Stamp collecting was another avid pursuit for the couple at this time, and they were able to put together a small, but impressive, grouping that including a number of “fancy cancels”, a specialized field that focuses on the unique, often highly decorative, stamps created by individual postmasters. Another collecting form that had initially fascinated them as a young couple was figural cast-iron, specifically doorstops and lawn sprinklers. “I am particularly drawn to figural objects” says Jan, “and the best of the early doorstops and lawn sprinklers are just that. These stylized forms, combined with often dazzling painted surfaces, make for quite an impressive display. In fact, the rare cardinal lawn sprinkler is probably my favorite piece in the collection. It is every bit as much a piece of folk art as the weathervanes or whirligigs.” When the time came to let go of both collections, the bottles and the figural cast-iron, the couple’s approach would be the same: each collection would be offered as a whole in a single-owner session. While they may have kept one or two pieces on each occasion (lot 1071 - the cardinal lawn sprinkler, for example), Watt and

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Jan decided that at each of these collecting transition points, they would let go entirely, freeing themselves to pursue a new interest. “For one thing, the house was getting too crowded!” laughs Watt. “We literally had to move those collections out so we could have room for our other interests!” That next area of interest, Americana and folk art, grew organically out of the cast-iron collecting phase, a natural transition given the stylized, whimsical forms and vibrant painted surfaces often encountered in antique / vintage doorstops and lawn sprinklers. With these two guiding principles in mind – color and form – the Whites began, as they had always done, to systematically study and then acquire forms that appealed to them, starting with foot stools. One acquisition in particular, a miniature paint-decorated example (lot 1175) purchased from Frank and Barbara Pollack, had an immediate impact on the White’s collecting journey. “That foot stool is a little gem,” says Watt. “It launched me into paint.” Drawn more and more to paint-decorated items, the couple soon became acquainted with Greg Kramer and others who introduced them to the technicolor world of Pennsylvania decorative arts. Don Olson, also played an important role in the evolution of the White’s collection, giving them the confidence to buy online from reputable sources. Another dealer who had a significant impact on Jan and Watt’s collection was Austin Miller, who guided them into the field of weathervanes and whirligigs, eventually helping them acquire some of the best examples available on the market. As always, the Whites tried to acquire a premier example in every field that they collected – an anchor piece – and that is certainly the case with the weathervanes and whirligigs, which include several iconic examples. On the whole, Watt and Jan have focused on “individual effort” weathervanes, vernacular examples often crafted by the untrained hand. According to Watt, the couple always pursued “things that had their own unique personality.” The calf weathervane (lot 1005) is just such an example – it is the “epitome of an individual-effort piece.” Now the time has come to pass the current collection on to a new generation so that others can experience the same sort of inquisitive thrill that the Whites have experienced over and over again along their own journey. “It is always a bittersweet thing to let a collection go,” says Watt. “We sincerely enjoyed the process and the people we met along the way, and we truly cherish these items, but it is time to pivot in another direction. All things considered, it is genuinely exciting to know that others out there will now share some of the same joy Jan and I shared in acquiring and living with these objects.” Never a pair to stay inactive for too long, Watt and Jan are now avidly pursuing Shaker boxes and other painted domestic articles and have already brought together an outstanding group, to which they continue to add. One imagines them progressing along the collecting journey for years to come. Who knows what lies around the next bend? Rest assured that whatever the Whites collect down that road will be imbued with the best color and possess engaging form.


Interior views of the White’s Stamford, Connecticut residence.

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1001. AMERICAN FOLK ART FULL-BODY MOLDED-COPPER COW WEATHERVANE, finely detailed form with cast-zinc head. Retains an outstanding original patch-work gilded surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Possibly J. W. Fiske & Co., New York, NY. Circa 1890. 16 1/2” HOA (including stand), 28” LOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 4/7/2016. Descended in the family of Horace Porter, Hebron, CT. Catalogue Note: According to information provided by a Porter family descendant, the present weathervane originally stood atop the Porter family dairy barn in Hebron, Connecticut and was discovered in the attic of the family farmhouse in 2015. $8,000 - $12,000 1002. AMERICAN FOLK ART FULL-BODY MOLDED-COPPER ARABIAN / PRANCING HORSE WEATHERVANE, small size with cast-zinc head. Retains an early yellow-painted surface over verdigris with remnants of gilt. Presented on a custom iron stand. Attributed to A. L. Jewell & Co., Waltham, MA. Circa 1865. 15 3/4” HOA (including stand), 19” LOA. Very good overall condition with minor expected wear and discoloration. Literature: See Shaw - American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds, p. 137 for a similar example attributed to Jewell. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 4/27/2015. From a distinguished Midwestern private collection. $8,000 - $12,000

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1003. RARE AND IMPORTANT AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON STAG WEATHERVANE, constructed from multiple overlapping sections of hand-cut sheet-iron joined by solder and small rivets, the whole supported on wrought-iron straps secured with larger rivets, two rod-mounting brackets riveted to the horizontal straps and another riveted to the neck. Retains traces of original red paint and excellent dry weathered surfaces. Presented on a custom iron stand. Probably New Hampshire. Mid 19th century. 38” H, 36” W. Excellent condition, minor loss and split at top of neck that is supported by the frame strap, tips of two antlers with small bends. Published: Bishop and Coblentz - A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, p. 54; 6 Jeffrey S. Evans

The Magazine Antiques, January 1977, p. 75; and the 1977 Winter Antiques Show catalogue. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 10/30/2017. Sotheby’s, 6/27/85, lot 236, “American Folk Art from a New York Collection.” George E. Schokelopf Gallery, New York, 1977. Collection of Chester Dentan, New York. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 10/30/2017. Sotheby’s, 6/27/85, lot 236, “American Folk Art from a New York Collection.” George E. Schokelopf Gallery, New York, 1977. Collection of Chester Dentan, New York. Catalogue Note: This unique weathervane has been widely published and is recognized as an iconic example of American folk sculpture. It exhibits a whimsical, highly abstracted form

further enhanced by an expressive sense of motion. A well-known promotional photograph for the 1977 Winter Antiques Show featured this stag; it ran in several publications. $8,000 - $12,000


1004. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINTED CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON HORSE AND RIDER WEATHERVANE, a fine example of impressive size, pieced and riveted construction. Retains an early, possibly original, red-painted surface. Presented on a custom stand. Reportedly from a racetrack in Upstate New York. First quarter 20th century. 29 1/2” HOA (including stand), 53” LOA. Very good overall condition with minor expected wear and discoloration. Published: Miller - The Art of the Weathervane, p. 126. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 5/13/2009. Ex-collection of Richard H. Meyer. $5,000 - $8,000 1005. RARE MIDWESTERN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN CALF WEATHERVANE, diminutive size, the flattened full-body form with joined legs, applied tail, bone horns, leather ears, and tack eyes. Retains a fine, early, undisturbed red- and white-painted surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Discovered in Iowa. Mid 19th century. 15” HOA (including stand), 19” LOA. Very good overall condition with expected wear and discoloration. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 5/31/2016. From a distinguished Midwestern private collection. $5,000 - $8,000

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1006. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON DEER AND LOCOMOTIVE WEATHERVANE, heavy gauge, a dynamic silhouette form featuring steam-powered locomotive and leaping stag, with counter weight to one end. Retains an undisturbed weathered surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Mid 19th century. 22” HOA, 19 1/4” H without stand, 48” L. Very good overall condition with expected wear and weathering, minor areas of corrosion. Literature: See Bishop and Coblentz - A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, p. 99 for a similar locomotive. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 10/28/2011. $4,000 - $6,000 1007. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED WOOD ROOSTER WEATHERVANE, the two-sided body constructed of two cut-out sections joined by small sheet-iron plates, and set with applied wings, the high-arching tail made of two parts joined by wooden strips, and joined to the body by sheet-iron plates, the head having applied eyes set with opal glass pupils, and cut-out leather comb and wattle. Feathers to wings and breast lightly delineated with a wood-carving gouge. Retains an excellent historic surface having remnants of yellow paint over the original rose-color paint. Presented on a custom iron stand. Late 19th/ early 20th century. Figure: 18 1/2” H, 23” L. Very good as-found condition, small loss to tip of tail, leather is dry, metal with light rust. Provenance: Alan Katz Americana, Woodbridge, CT, 1/21/2010. Catalogue Note: According to Mr. Katz, “The verbal history attached to this unique weathervane is that it was atop a building in Aurora, Oregon and part of the Aurora Colony of Amish settlers.” $5,000 - $8,000

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1008. RARE NEW ENGLAND CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN SPERM WHALE WEATHERVANE, the flat, silhouette form with full moon attached to tail, applied wooden teeth. Retains an old painted working surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Second half 19th century. 15 1/2” HOA (including stand), 34” LOA. Excellent overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 9/8/2010. Ex-collection of Paul Madden, Sandwich, MA. Catalogue Note: Mr. White believes that the present whale weathervane may have been inspired by imagery in Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick”. $3,000 - $5,000 1009. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN HORSE WEATHERVANE, two-sided laminated construction, the legs and tail cut-out of the center panel, sandwiched between the cut-out and shaped body, the upper section of the head applied and set with tack eyes and cut-out sheet-iron ears, the whole resting on a wooden rail secured with a small iron rod. Retains an historic, possibly original, greyish-white washed surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. Figure: 22” H, 24” L. Very good condition, some cracking and small losses to center board only visible from the top. Provenance: Jeff and Holly Noordsy, Cornwall, VT. $3,000 - $5,000

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1010. AMERICAN FOLK ART FULL-BODY MOLDED-COPPER ROOSTER WEATHERVANE, hollow body with applied tail. Retains likely original patchwork-gilded surface with painted highlights to comb, wattle, and eyes. Presented on a custom iron stand. Fourth quarter 19th century. 20 1/2” HOA (including stand), 17 1/2” LOA. Very good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 4/27/2015. $2,000 - $3,000

1011. AMERICAN FOLK ART CUT-OUT SHEET-IRON DIMINUTIVE ROOSTER WEATHERVANE, an expressive smithy-made heavy gauge example with applied legs terminating in spurred feet and stylized fan tail. Retains an undisturbed weathered surface. Presented on an iron stand. First half 19th century. 13” HOA (including stand), 9” LOA.

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Very good overall condition with expected wear and minor areas of corrosion. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 9/17/2009. Barry Cohen, New York, NY. Ex-collection of Howard and Catherine Feldman. $1,000 - $2,000

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1012. NEW ENGLAND CARVED PINE ROOSTER WEATHERVANE, the stylized silhouetted form with applied tack eyes and faint traces of white-painted surface. Mounted on a custom iron base. Late 18th/early 19th century. 13” HOA. Good overall as-found condition with expected wear and weathering. A few splits and old repairs to body. Small scattered losses. Figure slightly unstable. Provenance: Colette Donovan, Merrimacport, MA, 10/9/2010. $800 - $1,200 1013. RARE AND IMPORTANT AMERICAN

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FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED TRAIN CONDUCTOR WHIRLIGIG, an exceptional example in an excellent state of preservation, the wonderfully stylized full figure, carved from the solid, with large handle-bar moustache, vibrant red hat, and black boots raised on small red platforms. fitted with two rotating arms, attached at the shoulders to an iron rod and terminating in paddle-form baffles. Retains its original polychrome painted surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Circa 1880. 25 1/2” HOA (to top of head - including stand). Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Minor shrinkage crack to head, slight wear to hat. Old minor break and repair to proper left paddle.

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Published: Elle Décor, August / September, 1994, p. 14. Exhibited: Folk Art from the Collection of Ed and Adrienne Hoffman. loan exhibit sponsored by Historic Annapolis at the Hunt Valley Antiques Show 1985. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 10/20/2016. An important Midwest private collection. David A. Schorsch, Woodbury, CT, 1997. Ex-Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Ed Hoffman, Baltimore, MD. Barry Cohen, New York, NY. David A. Schorsch, Greenwich, CT, 1985. A New York private collection. George E. Schoellkopf Gallery, New York, NY. Betty Sterling, Randolph, VT. $15,000 - $25,000


1014. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED WOOD MUSICAL BAND WHIRLIGIG, being a fully-animated group of three rural musicians with instruments and their conductor, each having carved facial features, individually attached to a two-board base with central crank shaft attached to a sheet-iron and wood five-blade fan. Original painted surfaces. Presented on a custom iron stand. Possibly eastern Ohio or West Virginia. Late 19th/early 20th century. Figures 11” to 13” H, 16” x 22” OA. Very good condition, wood with some expected age cracking, conductor lacking some coat buttons, lacking rear directional blade. Published: The Magazine Antiques, September/ October 2014, p. 7. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 9/28/2014. $5,000 - $8,000

1015. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED HESSIAN SOLDIER WHIRLIGIG, an impressive large example, the bearded full figure, carved from the solid, with applied leather hat and coat tails, fitted with two rotating arms attached at the shoulders with an iron rod and terminating in paddle-form baffles. Retains an early, possibly original, red- and white-painted surface with black facial details. Presented on a custom stand. Mid 19th century. 37 1/2” HOA (to top of head, including stand). Very good overall condition with minor expected usage wear and weathering. Minor cracks to leather and to wooden base of figure. Provenance: Judith and James Milne, Kingston, NY, 1/20/2012. Jim Kronen Gallery, New York, NY. $4,000 - $6,000

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1016. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED UNION SOLDIER WHIRLIGIG, full figure carved from the whole, head with large triangular applied nose and two-part conductor’s cap, fitted with rotating arms terminating in ovoid paddle-form baffles, legs with applied shoes on a later guide. Surface scraped down to the original polychrome paint. Presented on a custom wooden stand. Late 19th century. Figure 18” H. Very good condition with expected losses to paint, one baffle repaired at arm juncture. Provenance: Judith and James Milne, Kingston, NY, 8/20/2012. $2,000 - $3,000

1018. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED SOLDIER WHIRLIGIG, small size, the solid body and legs carved from the whole, surmounted with an applied head wearing a military hat, and fitted with two rotating arms terminating in paddle-form baffles, applied mounting guide between the feet. Retains its original polychrome painted surface. Presented on a custom wooden-base stand. 19th century. 10 3/4” H figure. Excellent condition, small losses to original gesso around neck joint, minor crack to one boot, small chip to brim. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 1/28/1995, lot 703, “American Folk Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. G. William Holland of Pennsylvania”.

1020. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED MINIATURE OWL WHIRLIGIG, an unusual example, the perched figure with red-painted sheet-iron paddle-form baffles raised on a two-tier fully carved base. The whole retains its original polychrome painted surface. Possibly Pennsylvania. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 9 1/4” HOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 6/27/2009. David Schorsch, Greenwich, CT. $1,000 - $2,000

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1017. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED TRAIN CONDUCTOR / POLICEMAN WHIRLIGIG, of diminutive size, the standing uniformed figure carved from the whole, having painted facial features, distinctive cap, and two rotating arms terminating in paddle-form baffles. Retains likely original polychrome painted surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. First quarter 20th century. 15” HOA (including stand). Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 8/29/2015. A private California collection. $2,000 - $3,000

1019. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED POLICEMAN WHIRLIGIG, the standing figure carved from the whole, having painted facial features, characteristic cap with applied tin bill, and two rotating arms terminating in paddle-form baffles. Retains a fine, undisturbed, original painted surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Discovered in Ohio. Circa 1910. 19” HOA (to top of head, including stand). Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. A few small chips to figure’s hat. Light wear to feet. Minor crack and loss to edge of proper right paddle. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 10/16/2012.

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1021. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED WHIRLIGIG, the standing man figure carved from the whole, applied tack eyes and folded metal at shoulders, fitted with two rotating arms constructed in two pieces and terminating in paddle-form baffles. Retains original polychrome painted surface. Presented on a turned-wood stand. Circa 1920. 12 1/2” H figure. Good as-found condition with age cracks to wood. $400 - $600


1022. RARE AND IMPORTANT SCHTOCKSCHNITZLER SIMMONS (BERKS CO., PENNSYLVANIA, ACTIVE 1885-1910), ATTRIBUTED, FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURE OF A PARROT, an exceptional example, with delineated wings and tail feathers, the whole raised on wire legs set into a turned walnut base. Retains an exceptional, original polychrome surface. Late 19th/early 20th century. 6 1/2” HOA, 7 1/4” LOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Minor age crack to base. Literature: See the Machmers - Just For Nice: Carving and Whittling Magic of Southeastern Pennsylvania, p. 20, fig. 15, for a similar example. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 7/26/2011. Pook & Pook, lot 118, 4/15/2011, The Collection of Eugene and Dorothy Elgin, East Berlin, PA. $6,000 - $9,000

1023. WILHELM SCHIMMEL (CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA, 1817-1890) FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED PINE EAGLET FIGURE, a fine example with characteristic angular features. Retains vivid original polychrome surface. Circa 1870. 6 1/4” HOA. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Minor losses to tail feathers at base. Minor area of damage to wings. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH and David A. Schorsch, Woodbury, CT, 11/4/2008. Catalogue Note: Wilhelm Schimmel (1817-1890) is arguably the most recognized 19th-century Pennsylvania folk carver. Having immigrated to the United States shortly after the Civil War, Schimmel settled in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, where he appears to have struggled terribly with alcoholism and lived a transient lifestyle, often exchanging his carvings for lodging or drink. The Evening Sentinel of Carlisle, reporting on Schimmel’s death at the local almshouse on August 7, 1890, refers to him as a “man of very surly disposition” - an interesting contrast with the whimsical, almost child-like, carvings he produced. Schimmel’s bright, playful style is instantly recognizable, and many of his works are considered icons of American folk art. $4,000 - $6,000

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1025. AARON MOUNTZ (PENNSYLVANIA, 1873-1949), ATTRIBUTED, FOLK ART CARVED FIGURE OF A BIRD, stylized plump form with cross-hatched design to wings and tail, set on a log-form base. Retains a dry, natural surface. Late 19th/early 20th century. 8” HOA. Good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Crack to body and base, with minor losses to tail feathers.

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1024. AARON MOUNTZ (PENNSYLVANIA, 1873-1949), ATTRIBUTED, FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURAL GROUP, an exceptional example of the artist’s work, clearly inspired by Biblical “Peaceable Kingdom” imagery from the book of Isaiah, the lion and lamb figures applied to a chip-carved base, old exhibition label to underside. Retains its original surface with painted lamb. First quarter 20th century. 5” HOA, 9” x 5 1/4” base. Excellent overall condition with very minor discoloration. Provenance: Doug and Bev Norwood, Timonium, MD, 8/8/2013. Ex-collection of James Abbe, Easthampton, NY. Catalogue Note: Born in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, Aaron Mountz (1873-1949) was almost certainly aware of the old homeless carver, Wilhelm Schimmel (1817-1890), who wandered the area near the Mountz farm exchanging

Literature: See the Machmers - Just for Nice: Carving and Whittling Magic of Southeastern Pennsylvania, p. 24 for examples of carvings by Mountz.

carved figures for lodging or drink. Schimmel reportedly attracted crowds of curious children when he was at work whittling, and a young Aaron Mountz was likely one of those onlookers. Born to a family of carpenters, fence makers, and well-drillers, Mountz ultimately settled on the latter as a profession. Tragically, much like his carving mentor Schimmel, Mountz died penniless in a mental institution. It is not certain when he did the bulk of his carvings, nor is it certain why, but the body of work attributed to Mountz, characterized by distinctive cross-hatching, continues to grow. The present example, one of the finest works by Mountz known, is an early work that draws on the symbolic “peaceable kingdom” imagery commonly incorporated in Pennsylvania folk art. $1,000 - $2,000

Catalogue Note: Born in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, Aaron Mountz (1873-1949) was almost certainly aware of the old homeless carver, Wilhelm Schimmel (1817-1890), who wandered the area near the Mountz farm exchanging carved figures for lodging or drink. Schimmel reportedly attracted crowds of curious children when he was at work whittling, and a young Aaron Mountz was likely one of those onlookers. Born to a family of carpenters, fence makers, and well-drillers, Mountz ultimately settled on the latter as a profession. Tragically, much like his carving mentor Schimmel, Mountz died penniless in a mental institution. It is not certain when he did the bulk of his carvings, nor is it certain why, but the body of work attributed to Mountz, characterized by distinctive cross-hatching, continues to grow. $400 - $600 1026. AARON MOUNTZ (PENNSYLVANIA, 1873-1949), ATTRIBUTED, FOLK ART CARVED FIGURE OF A MAN, an enigmatic form with figure clutching abdomen, crosshatched detail throughout. Retains its original dry natural surface. Late 19th/early 20th century. 7 3/4” HOA. Good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Minor crack to head and proper right leg, with early nail hole at knee. Literature: See the Machmers - Just for Nice: Carving and Whittling Magic of Southeastern Pennsylvania, p. 24 for examples of carvings by Mountz. Catalogue Note: Born in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, Aaron Mountz (1873-1949) was almost certainly aware of the old homeless carver, Wilhelm Schimmel (1817-1890), who wandered the area near the Mountz farm exchanging carved figures for lodging or drink. Schimmel reportedly attracted crowds of curious children when he was at work whittling, and a young Aaron Mountz was likely one of those onlookers. Born to a family of carpenters, fence makers, and well-drillers, Mountz ultimately settled on the latter as a profession. Tragically, much like his carving mentor Schimmel, Mountz died penniless in a mental institution. It is not certain when he did the bulk of his carvings, nor is it certain why, but the body of work attributed to Mountz, characterized by distinctive cross-hatching, continues to grow.

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Based on the connections between Mountz and Schimmel. Mr. White theorizes that the present carving is a depiction of the elderly whittler perhaps on his death bed.” $200 - $300


1027. PENNSYLVANIA FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF A GAMECOCK / ROOSTER, the flat-back body having an applied front wing with well-detailed feathers, a double-sided tail, and rear leg, the upper front leg being integral to the body with the lower half being applied with a ship-lap joint. Original polychrome-painted surfaces. Presented on a custom iron stand. Attributed to Noah Weiss (1842-1907), Northampton, Lehigh Co., PA. Circa 1890. 24 3/4” HOA, 19 1/2” WOA. Excellent condition, the only loss being the tip of the front leg spur. Literature: See the Machmers - Just For Nice: Carving and Whittling Magic of Southeastern Pennsylvania, pp. 38-39 for other examples of Noah Weiss’ works. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 8/4/2010. $5,000 - $8,000 1028. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURE OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN, a compelling example, featuring articulated arms and legs, and inset glass eyes, sporting green-painted oil cloth trousers and applied white-painted bowler-/derby-type hat. Retains its original polychrome-painted surface. Presented on a custom stand. Third quarter 19th century. 17 1/2” HOA (figure), 19” HOA (with stand). Very good overall condition with minor areas of expected wear, small losses to brim of hat (larger loss to reverse), trousers, and hands.

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Published: Klamkin - Wood Carvings, North American Folk Sculptures, p. 78. Exhibited: “Passionate Pursuits”. Montclair Art Museum Montclair NJ 1996.

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Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 4/1/2010. A Southern private collection. Northeast Auctions, lot 272, 8/1/2002, The Collection of Harvey and Isobel Kahn, Part One. Sotheby Parke-Bernet, lot 43, 11/14/1973, The Edith Gregor Halpert Folk Art Collection. The Downtown Gallery, New York, NY. $4,000 - $6,000

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1029. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED HARDWOOD FIGURE OF A MAN, an outstanding example, carved from the solid, depicting a gentleman in bowler/derby hat and bowtie, a small dog under one arm and a cane in his other hand, bearing old accession number inscribed to underside of base. Original polychrome surface. Presented on a custom stand. Second half 19th century. 8 3/4” HOA (figure), 11 1/2” HOA (including stand). Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Age crack to proper left side of head. Small losses to base. Some wear to brim of hat.

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1030. PENNSYLVANIA FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED BIRD FIGURE, a fine example, the figure raised on wire legs set into a pine block bearing stenciled red pinwheel/rosette to front against a green ground, faint pencil inscription to reverse. Retains its original whimsical polychrome surface. Late 19th/early 20th century. 5 1/4” HOA, 2 7/8” x 2 1/8” base. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Minor wear and possible minor losses to beak. $800 - $1,200

1032. PENNSYLVANIA FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURE OF A ROOSTER, an appealing, plump specimen with wire legs and plinth base. Retains an excellent original polychrome surface. Second half 19th century. 6 1/4” HOA, 7” LOA. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, slight abrasions to body. Literature: See the Machmers - Just For Nice: Carving and Whittling Magic of Southeastern Pennsylvania, p. 48 for similar examples. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 11/4/2010. $800 - $1,200

1034. VALLEY OF VIRGINIA CARVED AND PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF ROBERT E. LEE, on horseback with applied brass stirrups, inscribed “GEN. LEE / ME MAYHEW” on back of figure. Probably carved by Maitland Eugene Mayhew (b.c.1870) of Roanoke, VA. Late 19th/ early 20th century. 6 1/2” HOA, 5 1/2” LOA. Excellent condition with minor wear. Provenance: JSE & Associates, lot 444, 11/12/2011. From a Virginia private collection. Ex-collection of Ed Truitt, Roanoke, VA. Catalogue Note: Maitland Mayhew was born in Berkeley Co., WV around 1870. By 1899 he had relocated to Roanoke, VA where his son Edward was born. He worked as a railroad conductor stationed in Roanoke from at least 1900 to 1930. He most likely carved this figure for his newborn son soon after arriving in Roanoke. $300 - $500

1031. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED PINE FIGURE OF A HORSE, segmented construction, legs, torso, and ears applied with cut nails, applied leather ears and horse-hair tail. Retains likely original tack eyes and an untouched, dry natural surface. Mid 19th century. 10 3/4” HOA, 14” LOA. Excellent overall condition with minor scattered wear, minor crack to proper right front leg. Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 2/24/2013. $800 - $1,200

1033. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURE OF AN OWL, charming diminutive form with original glass eyes. Presented on a custom stand bearing label to underside inscribed “From the Adele Earnest Collection 1980”. Retains an old weathered white-painted surface. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. 11 1/2” HOA (including stand). Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, loss to proper left foot and proper left ear. Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 10/23/2013. Ex-collection of Adele Earnest. $1,000 - $2,000

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1035. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURE OF A MAN IN BLACK HAT, an expressive form with angular facial features. Retains a dry natural surface to body and head with black-painted hat. Presented on a custom iron stand. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 16” HOA (including stand). Very good overall condition with minor areas of wear and discoloration. Loss to proper right hand. $500 - $800


1036. PAIR OF AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED BIRD FIGURES, each diminutive form carved from the solid with inset glass eyes and raised on wire legs set into a black-painted wooden base. Retains its original polychrome painted surface. Probably Pennsylvania. First half 20th century. Tallest 5 3/4” HOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Some lifting to paper covering to top of base on one example.

1038. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED WOODEN FIGURE OF AN ARMLESS MAN, having delineated features. Retains a dry, natural surface with painted eyes. Presented on a custom stand. First half 20th century. 13 1/2” HOA. Good overall condition with minor to moderate surface wear. Stray pencil marks to torso and legs. $150 - $250

1040. FOLK ART CARVED FIGURE OF A ROOSTER, dramatic fan-tailed form with fine detail, carved from the solid with applied head. Retains its original varnished surface. Possibly Pennsylvania. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. 8 5/8” HOA, 8” WOA. Good overall condition with very minor wear. Minute losses to tail feathers and comb. Small circular pieced repair to center of tail feathers. $100 - $200

$300 - $500

1037. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURE OF A PHEASANT, a stylized curvilinear form with applied tack eyes, raised on wire legs set into a rectangular black-painted pine base. Retains its original polychrome surface. First quarter 20th century. 5 3/4” HOA, 8 3/4” LOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. $300 - $500

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1039. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED BIRD FIGURES, LOT OF TWO, comprising a spread-wing example with natural surface, and a blue-painted stylized goose with red bill and green base. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. Goose 7 1/2” HOA. Each in very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Goose with some rubbing to beak, tail, and base. $100 - $200

1041. FOLK ART CARVED FIGURES, LOT OF THREE, including a military/police figure with polychrome painted surface, dated “1880” at base. Fourth quarter 19th/first quarter 20th century. Largest 6” HOA. Each in excellent overall condition with very minor wear. $100 - $150


Published: Johnson - “Never Too Old to Startle the Eye”, New York Times, 1/18/2008. Exhibited: The American Antiques Show (TAAS). New York NY 1/18-20/2008. Provenance: Tom Jewett and Butch Berdan, Newcastle, ME, 6/10/2010. $500 - $800

1042. STEPHEN DEADY (ILLINOIS, ACTIVE LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART CARVED WALNUT BIRD TREE, ten birds and one turtle, each with putty-filled eyes and incised detail. Retains an old surface with warm color. Circa 1900. 49” HOA. Good overall visual condition. Turtle figure possibly an old alteration. Turned pedestal base possibly associated. Literature: See Lavitt - Animals in American Folk Art, p. 88 for a similar example of Deady’s work. Provenance: Alan Katz Americana, Woodbridge, CT, 1/9/2013. $2,000 - $3,000

1044. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED ROOT CARVING, whimsical sixlegged cat-like form with inset glass eyes. Retains likely original red striped surface on a mustard yellow ground. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 7” HOA, 17 1/4” LOA.

1046. AMERICAN FOLK / OUTSIDER ART CARVED WOOD DIRECTIONAL, probably made from found parts, the wooden rod mounted with a central black-painted seated cat, watching a parcel-gilt squirrel atop an orb at one end, the other end fitted with a paddle-form baffle secured with wire and shimmed with masonry nails, mounted on a shaven upright rung and scrap walnut base. 20th century. 17” HOA, 23” W. Good condition with expected wear. $200 - $300

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 12/2/2007. David Schorsch, Greenwich, CT. $400 - $600

1047. PENNSYLVANIA FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURAL MATCH SAFE, featuring a tilting black-painted bird raised on wire legs above a paint-decorated pine trough/ cistern. Retains its original surface throughout. Possibly Berks Co., PA. Fourth quarter 19th century. 4 5/8” HOA (bird upright).

1043. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED NUDE WOMAN IN A BARREL, the whimsical form with exaggerated features. Retains an excellent, undisturbed, natural surface. Second half 19th century. 8 1/4” HOA, 3 3/4” WOA. Excellent overall condition. Minor nail holes to base from original mounting.

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1045. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURAL BIRD GROUP, a mother (or father) and nest with four hungry chicks, each with tack eyes, set on a stump-like base. Retains its original bright polychrome painted surface. First quarter 20th century. 4 1/2” HOA. Very good overall condition with minor wear, possible minute losses to beaks. $200 - $300

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 9/27/2007. $500 - $800


1049. PENNSYLVANIA FOLK ART CARVED AND TURNED MAPLE FRAME, made for CDV or tintype portraits, featuring applied split balusters and applied buttons, shaped crest featuring two yellow-painted carved and applied lovebirds flanking the oval reserve, topped by a cut-out double bird head. Pine substrate. Retains likely original surface. Second half 19th century. 19 1/4” HOA, 14 1/2” WOA. 3 3/4” x 2 1/2” image seats. Good visual condition with minor cracks and surface wear. Two split balusters replaced. Head to proper right bird likely replaced with associated retouch. Paint to double bird head restored. Lacking one button and several others likely replaced. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA. $200 - $300 1050. RARE AMERICAN SCHOOL (LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART PORTRAIT OF A CAT, oil on board, an outstanding example of bold, elemental design, featuring a black-and-white cat with red-orange ball of yarn on a gray window sill, no signature located. Housed in a period black-painted frame of cove-molded profile. Fourth quarter 19th/ early 20th century. 15” x 11 1/2” sight, 17 3/4” x 14 1/4” OA.

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Excellent overall condition with very minor discoloration, minute area of damage upper right. Frame with minor wear. Published: McBrien - “Serenity”, Antiques and Fine Art, Autumn/Winter 2013, p. 137 (lower right). Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 7/6/2014. A private collection. $5,000 - $8,000

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1048. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED PATRIOTIC CHILD’S SLED, with iron runner blades and shaped plank seatboard. Retains likely original polychrome surface featuring a large Federal shield and black pinstriping against a bright salmon-/bittersweet-painted ground. Fourth quarter 19th century. 13 1/4” HOA, 31 1/2” LOA, 11 1/2” WOA. Good overall condition with scattered moderate wear. Old make-do repair at base. Other scattered breaks and old repairs. Provenance: Pat and Rich Garthoeffner, Lititz, PA, 6/26/2007. $800 - $1,200 20 Jeffrey S. Evans


1051. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINTED PINE GAMEBOARD, a fine graphic example, the double-sided square form with applied simple edge molding, the playing side a straightforward checkerboard with gold and black squares outlined in green, the reverse featuring a bold elephant in profile above a banner-like device bearing calligraphic script, signed “Shaw”, flanked by applied stamped-brass rosettes to corners. Original surface. Possibly the work of a carriage or sign painter. Circa 1870. 15 1/2” SQ. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Scattered minor abrasions to playing surface. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 10/7/2015. $2,000 - $3,000

1052. VERMONT FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED PARCHEESI GAMEBOARD, one-sided form with applied edge molding. Retains elaborate original polychrome painted surface against a natural lightwood ground, and likely original carved and painted wooden game pieces in four small toleware cups painted to match the board. Third quarter 19th century. 19” SQ. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Light scratches to playing surface. Provenance: Jeff and Holly Noordsy, Cornwall, VT, 12/2/2014. Descended in the Hemenway Family of Orwell, VT. $2,000 - $3,000

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1054. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE GAMEBOARD, diminutive one-sided form featuring yellow and red playing field with black border. Retains its original surface. Discovered in New Hampshire. Mid 19th century. 12 1/8” x 10 7/8”. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 3/22/2018. $500 - $800

1053. PENNSYLVANIA FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED SIGN-PAINTER / ARTIST SAMPLE BOARD, oil on wood panel, possibly pine, rectangular double-sided form, one side featuring various vignettes, including landscapes, inscribed “Scranton. Jan. 8 . 86 / Frank Broughton”, the other side featuring a central basket of Easter eggs flanked by “NY. L / SCRANTON / Pa. / 1886”. Original polychrome surface. Dated 1886. 15 3/4” x 12 1/4”. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Minor craquelure. Some wear to corners. Provenance: Eliot and Grace Snyder, South Egremont, MA, 1/28/2016. Catalogue Note: From 1888 to 1913, the City Directory for Scranton, Pennsylvania lists a “Frank L. Broughton” at various addresses with the occupation of “painter”. $2,000 - $3,000

1055. PENNSYLVANIA FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN DIMINUTIVE FRAMES, LOT OF TWO, each with original polychrome painted surface and relief-carved ornament throughout, the smaller example with hearts, clubs, and spades, the larger example with floral and foliate motifs. Late 19th/early 20th century. Larger example 7” x 3 1/2” OA. Each in excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 9/27/2007. Descended in the Palmer Family of Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 9/27/2007. Descended in the Palmer Family of Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA.

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$500 - $800


1056. AMERICAN FOLK ART PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG, wool on burlap, featuring a striped cat reclining on a pillow in central reserve within a stylized C-scroll border, applied braided edge. Unmounted. Probably based on an E. S. Frost & Co. pattern. Fourth quarter 19th century. 21 1/2” x 41 3/4”. Very good overall condition with minor areas of wear, discoloration, and overall fading. Minor losses to edges. $300 - $500

1057. AMERICAN FOLK ART GEOMETRIC HOOKED RUG, cotton and other fabrics on burlap, with applied braided border. Unmounted. First quarter 20th century. 25 1/2” x 41 1/2”. Good overall condition with moderate wear and fading. Small losses at center. $100 - $200

1058. AMERICAN FOLK ART PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG / MAT, wool on burlap, featuring a bust portrait of a Spaniel in oval reserve embellished with floral devices, stylized border. Unmounted. Probably based on an E. S. Frost & Co. pattern. Fourth quarter 19th century. 17 1/2’ x 32 1/2”. Very good overall condition with minor areas of wear and discoloration. Minor losses to edges. $200 - $300

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1059. AMERICAN FOLK ART PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG / MAT, wool and other fabrics on burlap, featuring a spotted dog in silhouette against a repeating rectangular border. Unmounted. Late 19th/early 20th century. 16 1/2” x 36”. Very good overall condition with minor areas of wear and overall fading. $200 - $300


Literature: See Leavinson and Headley - Shorebirds, p. 91, fig. 6-32, for a highly similar example attributed to Bill Harris. Provenance: James E. Twinning, North Kingstown, RI, 10/1/2014. Ex-collection of Dr. Jack Conover. $1,000 - $2,000

1060. LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED DOWITCHER SHOREBIRD DECOY, branded “T. ROGERS” to underside of base. Retains likely original painted surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. From the gunning rig of Theodore Rogers (Jamaica Bay, Long Island, NY). Fourth quarter 19th century. 11” HOA, 9 3/4” LOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Literature: see Earnest - The Art of the Decoy: American Bird Carvings, p. 56, fig. 35, for similar examples from the Rogers rig. Provenance: Gary Campbell, Accomac, VA, 4/8/2014. Ex-collection of Frank Murphy. $2,000 - $3,000

1062. STEPHEN BADLAM (DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, 1882-1892) FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED OLD SQUAW DRAKE DECOY, a fine example with plump body, inset lead belly weight, finely shaped head, delineated bill, and applied tack eyes, branded “S. B.” to belly. Retains an early, possibly original painted surface. Third quarter 19th century. 6 1/4” HOA, 9 1/2” LOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: James E. Twining, North Kingstown, RI, 1/28/2015. Catalogue Note: The present decoy was discovered in 1987 in a rig of four, all branded “S. B.” for Stephen Badlam (1882-1892) of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Badlam’s grandfather, Samuel Badlam (1751-1815), was a patriot during the American Revolution and a master cabinetmaker, his most famous work being the Elias Haskett Derby chest on chest currently in the Garvan Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery.

1064. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED BLUEBILL HEN DUCK DECOY, with inset glass eyes, applied lead weight to underside of base, and polychrome painted surface. Second half 20th century. 5 1/2” HOA, 12 1/2” LOA. Very good overall visual condition with minor wear. $200 - $300

$500 - $800

1061. LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED PLOVER SHOREBIRD DECOY., Retains likely original painted surface. Presented on a custom wood stand. Fourth quarter 19th century. 11 1/4” HOA (including stand), 8 3/4” LOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Literature: See Colio - American Decoys, p. 60, for a rig mate of the present example. Provenance: James E. Twinning, North Kingstown, RI, 10/1/2014. $1,000 - $2,000

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1065. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED SHOREBIRD DECOY., Retains likely original painted surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Fourth quarter 19th century. 13 3/4” HOA (including stand), 8” LOA. 1063. NEW JERSEY FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED “BRIGANTINE BULLHEAD” BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER SHOREBIRD DECOY., Retains likely original painted surface. Presented on a custom driftwood base. Attributed to Bill Harris (Brigantine, NJ, active late 19th/ early 20th century). Late 19th/early 20th century. 11 3/4” HOA (including stand), 11 1/2” LOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear.

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. $500 - $800


1066. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED CURLEW SHOREBIRD DECOY, oversized form with applied oak beak and wooden pin to rear of head. Body retains remnants of an old brown-painted surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Second half 19th century. 12” HOA (including stand), 14 3/4” LOA. Good overall condition with minor cracks to body and scattered surface wear, beak possibly restored, scattered shot holes.

1068. AMERICAN PAINTED CUT-OUT SHEET-TIN CANADA GOOSE DECOY, stickup form. Retains likely original painted surface. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 24” HOA, 21” WOA. Good overall condition with expected wear and weathering. Minor denting, some corrosion. $100 - $200

Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 12/26/2017.

Good overall condition with moderate expected usage wear. $200 - $300

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Each in very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to fins and belly. $300 - $500

$400 - $600

1067. AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED SWAN DECOY, large stylized form with old surface over gesso. Discovered in Maryland. First half 20th century. 20” HOA, 30” LOA.

1070. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED WOODEN FISH DECOYS, LOT OF TWO, each with applied tin fins, inset lead belly weights, and vibrant original polychrome painted surface. Possibly Oscar Peterson (Michigan, 1887-1951). Circa 1920. Longer example 7 1/2” LOA.

1069. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED WOODEN TROUT FISH DECOY, a striking large example with applied tin fins, inset lead belly weights, applied tack eyes, and vibrant original polychrome painted surface. Possibly Oscar Peterson (Michigan, 1887-1951). Circa 1920. 11 3/4” LOA. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to fins and belly. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH. $400 - $600


1071. RARE AMERICAN CAST-IRON FIGURAL CARDINAL ON BRANCH LAWN SPRINKLER, an exceptional form, possibly the only known example. Retains likely original vibrant painted surface. Presented on a custom iron stand. Circa 1920. 17” HOA (including stand), 12” WOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration.

1073. RARE AMERICAN OVERSIZED FIGURAL CAST-IRON BOSTON TERRIER FIGURE / DOORSTOP, unrecorded size and maker, full figure, hollow body. Retains its original painted surface. First quarter 20th century. 10 3/4” HOA, 16 1/2” LOA.

1075. WPA PLASTER BUILDING MODELS, LOT OF TWO, one marked “CAPE COD COTTAGE”, the other “LINCOLN’S FIRST HOME”. Each retains a polychrome-painted surface. Circa 1935. Lincoln’s cabin 4” HOA, 6 1/4” x 4 1/2” base.

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear.

Each in good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration, detached from base.

$300 - $500

Published: Figural Cast-Iron Collectors Club Newsletter, Issue Number 1, June 2006, cover.

$50 - $80

Provenance: American Sampler, Barnsville, MD, 9/4/2003. $800 - $1,200

1072. BRADLEY & HUBBARD FIGURAL CAST-IRON DOG “BLINKING EYE” CLOCK, marked to underside of base for maker, old collection sticker applied to underside. Retains key and an old painted surface. Second half 19th century. 8 1/2” HOA, 6 1/2” LOA. Good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration. Currently running (see Catalogue Guarantee). Provenance: Thomas Longacre, Marlborough, NH, 8/7/1997. $400 - $600

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1074. BRITISH CAST-IRON FIGURAL BLACK CAT FIREPLACE SET, the well-detailed hollow-back seated figure with insert black eyes, reverse set with three hanging hooks supporting three original tools for tending a coal-grate fireplace. Interior of back molded with “MADE IN ENGLAND” and registry number. Excellent original surface. First half 20th century. 13 1/4” H, 8” W. Excellent condition. $200 - $300


1076. RARE AND IMPORTANT JONAS WEBER (LANCASTER CO., PENNSYLVANIA, 1810-1876), ATTRIBUTED, FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED PINE TRINKET / DRESSER BOX, a fine diminutive example, nailed and pinned construction, hinged lid and base board with molded edge profile, original tin hasp and wire hinges. Retains an outstanding original dry polychrome surface featuring a two-story farmhouse flanked by trees in a landscape on front panel, floral devices to ends and lid, all on a mustard yellow ground, old pencil inscription to underside of base, which reads in part “Lancaster County / Maria Weber / 1850”. Mid 19th century. 3 1/8” H, 5 5/8” W, 3 1/4” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 7/23/2008. Pook & Pook, 4/20/2007, lot 751, The Pioneer Americana Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Shelley, Oley, PA.

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Ex-collection of Mary Thornton, Milan, OH. Ex-collection of Titus Geesy, Wilmington, DE. By descent in the Weber family of Lancaster, PA, possibly made for the maker’s daughter, Maria Weber (1838-1922). Catalogue Note: Jonas Weber (1810-1876) was born in East Earl Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania to parents, Abraham Weber (a miller) and Mary Witmer Weber. Jonas likely crafted small boxes and other miniature articles as a means to supplement his farming income. According to research by Clark Hess, the production of these boxes was somewhat of a family affair, with both his brother and his father involved in the distribution or sale of various paint-decorated articles. His father’s ledger, for instance, for the years 1842-1852 records the sale of 20 objects crafted by Jonas, with prices ranging from four cents for a miniature chair to 30 cents for a larger box. The present example, arguably the finest small Weber box known, is further enhanced by its Weber family history and its distinguished collection provenance. $20,000 - $30,000


1077. NEW YORK STATE FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR CANDLEBOX, rectangular slide-top form of nailed construction, the top of beveled profile. Retains an outstanding original polychrome painted surface featuring stylized stenciled fruit baskets, foliate devices, and clusters of berries, all against a vibrant salmon ground. Possibly the shop of Ransom Cook (Saratoga Springs, NY, 1794-1881). Circa 1830. 4 1/4” h, 10” L, 5” W. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Small losses to edges of slide top, sits somewhat loose. Provenance: Richard Axtell, Deposit, NY, 10/11/2011. Catalogue Note: Ransom Cook (1794-1881) was a successful chair manufacturer and decorator based in Saratoga Springs, New York. A man of many talents and areas of accomplishment, Cook invented several machines to aid in the production of chair parts and pioneered the use of neoclassical-style stenciled decoration on “fancy” furniture of the period. $6,000 - $9,000 1078. PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED PINE CANDLEBOX, rectangular form of dovetailed construction with raised-panel slide top and molded detail to case. Retains likely original polychrome painted surface, the slide top inscribed “FDD / 1836”. Possibly Berks Co., PA. Dated 1836. 4 5/8” H, 11 1/2” W, 9” D. Excellent visual condition with very minor wear. Surface likely cleaned. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia. PA, 10/30/2006. $5,000 - $8,000 1079. NEW ENGLAND FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED CANDLEBOX, pine and poplar/basswood, rectangular slide-top form of nailed construction, chipcarved embellishment throughout, featuring six-petal rosettes, crosses, rising sun device, and sawtooth borders, all highlighted by red, blue, and tan paint. Original surface. Discovered in New England. First quarter 19th century. 3 1/2” H, 4 3/4” W, 9” L. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Minor losses to edges of slide top. Literature: See Little - Neat and Tidy: Boxes and Their Contents Used in Early American Households, Color Plate 7 (bottom) for a similar example by the same hand. Provenance: Tom Jewett and Butch Berdan, Newcastle, ME, 8/12/2016. Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA. Ex-collection of John Graeter, Cincinnati, OH. Bill Samaha, Milan, OH. Provenance: Tom Jewett and Butch Berdan, Newcastle, ME, 8/12/2016. Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA. Ex-collection of John Graeter, Cincinnati, OH. Bill Samaha, Milan, OH. Catalogue Note: The present candlebox is one of five documented examples attributed to the same unknown hand. Each features elaborate geometric decoration, with four of the five boxes bearing chip-carved decoration embellished with polychrome paint. There is some debate regarding the origin of these boxes - whether they are New England or Canadian - but the general consensus is that they are likely from either Maine or Vermont. $5,000 - $8,000

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1080. NEW ENGLAND, POSSIBLY VERMONT, PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR / BASSWOOD DOME-TOP BOX, rectangular form of dovetailed construction, likely original wire hinges, iron lock and hasp. Retains its original polychrome surface featuring free-hand floral/foliate devices against a black ground, inscribed “DB” to lid. Discovered in Ludlow, VT. First quarter 19th century. 8 1/2” H, 17 3/4” W, 9 1/8” D. Very good overall visual condition with some discoloration to varnish. Surface possibly cleaned. Reference: See Northeast Auctions, 8/4/2007, lot 753, “The Collection of Dinah and Stephen Lefkowitz,” for a similar example attributed to Vermont. Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 5/11/2011. $3,000 - $5,000 1081. SOUTH SHAFTSBURY, VERMONT PAINT-DECORATED BASSWOOD DOMETOP BOX, an outstanding example, the large rectangular form of nailed construction with hinged domed lid, original lock, hasp, hinges. Retains its original, exuberant polychrome decoration in shades of yellow, umber, red, and green. Circa 1830. 12 1/2” H, 29 3/4” W, 14 3/4” D. Excellent overall condition, two short shrinkage cracks to lid, very minor wear and discoloration. Literature: See Priddy - American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts, 1790-1840, p. 104 for several similarly decorated examples attributed to South Shaftsbury. Provenance: Tom Jewett and Butch Berdan, Newcastle, ME. $4,000 - $6,000 1082. NEW HAMPSHIRE PAINT-DECORATED PINE DOME-TOP BOX, rectangular form of dovetailed construction, interior lined with New Hampshire newsprint dated “1820” referencing “Nashua”, likely original worn cotter-pin hinges, iron lock and hasp. Retains its original polychrome painted surface featuring yellow and green swags to front panel and green foliate device to lid. Circa 1820. 5 3/8” H, 12” W, 6” D. Excellent visual condition with very minor wear. Surface likely cleaned. Provenance: Tim and Charlene Chambers, Sikeston, MO, 8/16/2015. $4,000 - $6,000

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1083. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED PINE BOX, hinged-lid rectangular form of nailed construction, interior with open till, original brass hinges. Retains its original polychrome-painted surface featuring large handled flowering basket to lid, landscape to front, and three figures holding hands to one end, other end with vertical squiggle lines. 19th century. 4 1/2” H, 10” W, 6 1/2” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Minor crack and chip to rear edge of lid, very slightly bowed. Literature: See Hollander - American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum, p. 177, fig. 145 for a related piece, possibly by the same hand as the present lot. Provenance: Elliott & Grace Synder, South Egremont, MA, 1/23/2011. $3,000 - $5,000

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1084. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE PIPE BOX, an outstanding example with whale’s tail backboard profile, single thumb-molded drawer, and unusual applied bracket-foot base, nailed construction. Retains its original red-painted surface, compass-scribed pinwheel/rosette decoration, chip-carved interior rim, and turned wooden knob to drawer. Late 18th/early 19th century. 19” HOA, 6 1/2” WOA, 4 3/8” DOA. Very good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration. Minor losses to drawer lips and knob. A few nails likely replaced. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 12/15/2009. Garth’s Auctions, Delaware, OH, 7/10/1999, The Collection of Don and Jean Stuck. $3,000 - $5,000

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1085. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR OVER-SIZED SLIDE-TOP CANDLE / STORAGE BOX, an outstanding example of robust proportions, the rectangular slide-top form of nailed construction with double-ogee “cupid’s bow” cut-out skirt profile. Retains a vibrant original green and yellow vinegar-sponged surface. Possibly made for use in a church or municipal building. Second quarter 19th century. 11” H, 25 1/2” L, 14 1/8’ W. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Small losses to edges of slide top. Provenance: Tom Jewett and Butch Berdan, Newcastle, ME. $3,000 - $5,000

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1086. PAINT-DECORATED PINE DOMETOP BOX, rectangular form of pinned construction. Retains likely original tin hinges and hasp, and polychrome-painted surface in red, white, and blue, featuring stylized tulip devices, lid dated “1763”. Dated 1763. 5 1/4” H, 11 3/4” W, 7 5/8” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Old one-inch strip repair to base. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 12/7/2008.

1088. PENNSYLVANIA FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR CANDLEBOX, rectangular slide-top form of dovetailed construction. Retains its original polychrome painted surface featuring trees, church, and other buildings, floral devices to slide top. First quarter 19th century. 3 1/4” H, 11 1/2” W, 7” D. Good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to slide top. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 3/30/2008. $1,000 - $2,000

$800 - $1,200

1090. NEW YORK STATE PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR BOX, large rectangular form of dovetailed construction with hinged lid, stenciled and free-hand decoration in bright yellow, gold, and white against a black ground, front panel featuring footed compote with fruit, flanked by large leaves. Possibly the shop of Ransom Cook (Saratoga Springs, NY, 1794-1881). Second quarter 19th century. 8 1/4” H, 20 1/2” W, 7 3/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor areas of wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to corners. Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 2/9/2015. Catalogue Note: Ransom Cook (1794-1881) was a successful chair manufacturer and decorator based in Saratoga Springs, New York. A man of many talents and areas of accomplishment, Cook invented several machines to aid in the production of chair parts and pioneered the use of neoclassical-style stenciled decoration on “fancy” furniture of the period. $1,000 - $2,000

1087. MAINE PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR / BASSWOOD DOME-TOP BOX, rectangular form of nailed construction. Retains original wire hinges and handle, wrought-iron and brass hasp, and painted surface with yellow and black stenciled and free-hand decoration against a bright tomato red ground, inscribed “James Dunham” to top of lid. Early 19th century. 6 1/4” H, 10 1/2” W, 6 3/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Minor cracks and possible old repairs to lid around hasp. Provenance: Tom Jewett and Butch Berdan, Newcastle, ME, 8/7/2008. Catalogue Note: James Dunham (1799-1895) was born in Freeport, Cumberland Co., Maine to parents, Ammaziah Ammi Dunham and Bethiah Hallowell Dunham. The present box was likely presented to him, or perhaps even decorated by him, at an early age. $2,000 - $3,000

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1089. PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED PINE APPLE BOX, canted form of dovetailed construction, raised on applied turned and ebonized feet, decoration featuring polychrome floral and foliate stenciled designs on a yellow ground, appears to be marked “LIAS AUGH” with “1851” penciled date to underside of base. Original surface. Possibly Adams Co., Pennsylvania. Mid 19th century. 4 1/4” H, 9” W, 9” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to interior, crack to bottom board. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 9/18/2015. $1,000 - $2,000

1091. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST, the hinged lid with applied edge molding over a nailed case, interior with lidded till, all raised on an applied bracket-foot base with spurred profile. Retains its original fanciful vinegar-sponged decoration in red and mustard yellow. Second quarter 19th century. 6 1/2” H, 10 1/2” W, 7” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear, slightly heavier to lid. Minor cracks and repairs to feet with small losses to rear. Very minor cracks to lid. Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY. $1,000 - $2,000


1092. HEINRICH BUCHER (BERKS CO., PENNSYLVANIA, ACTIVE LATE 18TH/ EARLY 19TH CENTURY), ATTRIBUTED, FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR AND OAK BOX, the long rectangular form of dovetailed construction with hinged lid. Retains its original polychrome painted decoration of typical design, featuring house and stylized tulip devices, marked “WD” to lid, likely for owner. Late 18th/early 19th century. 4 1/2” H, 13 3/4” W, 4 1/2” D. Good overall visual condition with moderate scattered wear and discoloration. Some evidence of wax residue, with some areas becoming hazy. Provenance: Gloria Lonergan, Mendham, NJ, 8/9/2006.

1094. LANCASTER CO., PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR BOX, rectangular form of nailed construction with hinged lid, applied base and lid moldings, interior with open till. Retains original hinges, lock, and vibrant polychrome surface featuring elaborate free-hand designs against a brown ground. The school of Joseph Long Lehn (Clay Township, Lancaster Co., PA, 1798-1892). Circa 1860. 6 1/2” H, 14 1/2” W, 9 1/2” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor scattered wear, slightly heavier to base.

1096. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR / BASSWOOD KEEPING BOX, rectangular form of nailed construction with pintle-hinged lid. Retains its original vibrant black and red sponge-decorated surface with gilt-/bronze-stenciled devices. Mid 19th century. 2 7/8” H, 9 1/2” W, 6 1/2” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Provenance: Doug and Bev Norwood, Timonium, MD, 10/7/2006. $500 - $800

Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 6/17/2006. $800 - $1,200

$1,000 - $2,000

1093. PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED PINE BOX, rectangular form of dovetailed construction with hinged lid and dovetailed case raised on small turned feet with ebonized surface. Retains its original polychrome painted surface featuring stenciled floral designs against a deep mustard yellow ground. Mid 19th century. 7 1/4” H, 12 1/4” W, 6 1/4” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Very small pieced repair to lid at one hinge mount. $800 - $1,200

1095. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE BOX, large rectangular form of dovetailed construction with hinged lid and original stamped-brass ring pull, period pencil inscription “June the 20 [sic] / 1837” to underside of lid. Retains its original green, yellow, and white pinstriped borders and gilt-stenciled “D. F. K.” to lid against a vibrant tomato red ground. Possibly decorated by a carriage or sign painter. Dated 1837. 9 1/2” H, 20 1/4” W, 12 1/4” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Provenance; Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 1/4/2009. $800 - $1,200

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1097. NEW ENGLAND TRI-CORNER PAINTED PINE APPLE BOX, nailed construction with canted sides and platform base. Retains an early, possibly original, green-painted surface with red-painted interior. Together with six pieces of vintage wax fruit. First half 19th century. 4 1/2” H, 15 1/4” W. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Some wax residue to box. Provenance: Russ and Karen Goldberger, Rye, NH, 3/25/2006. $400 - $600


1098. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED MAPLE AND POPLAR / BASSWOOD BOX, rectangular form of nailed construction with hinged lid. Retains likely original vinegar-sponged decoration in shades of vivid blue. Second quarter 19th century. 5 3/4” H, 10 1/4” W, 7” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. $500 - $800

1100. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR DIMINUTIVE BOX, nailed construction, the hinged lid with a slight dome. Retaining original polychrome surface featuring free-hand decoration, including floral and foliate devices, flag shied to each end, and a star above “M. L. AMES” in sign-painter script to front panel. Mid 19th century. 3 3/8” H, 6” W, 3 1/2” D. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration. Provenance: Doug and Bev Norwood, Timonium, MD, 10/7/2006.

1102. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE DIMINUTIVE BOX, rectangular form of pinned construction, interior with double open till, cotter-pin hinges, and hasp. Retains its original blue-painted surface. Late 18th/first quarter 19th century. 2 3/4” H, 5 3/4” W, 2 3/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Minor old loss to front edge of lid. $400 - $600

$500 - $800

1099. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE BOX, rectangular form of nailed construction. Retains original brass bail handle, brass hinges, and vibrant vinegar-sponged surface. Circa 1830. 6 3/4” H, 16” W, 9 7/8” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Lacking lock. $500 - $800

1101. MID-ATLANTIC PAINT-DECORATED YELLOW PINE AND POPLAR CANDLEBOX, rectangular slide-lid form of dovetailed construction. Retains likely original smoke decoration against a chrome yellow ground, white-painted interior. Pennsylvania or Virginia. First half 19th century. 4” H, 10 1/2” L, 5” W. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to corners. $400 - $600

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1103. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE AND WALNUT MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST, rectangular form of dovetailed construction, applied walnut molding, interior till with slide top, original hinges and lock. Retains likely original red-painted surface and blue-painted interior. First half 19th century. 3 3/4” H, 7 1/8” W, 3 5/8” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Yankee Smuggler, Richmond, NH. $300 - $500


1104. PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR BALLOT BOX, rectangular form of nailed construction with cut-out slit to top and leather-covered hole to underside of base. Retains its original polychrome painted surface featuring stenciled bird and fruit decorations against a green ground with yellow pinstriping and additional gilt-stenciled foliate border to top. Cumberland Co., PA. Circa 1850. 7” H, 10 1/4” W, 7 1/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear, slightly heavier to corners and top.

1106. NEW ENGLAND FOLK ART CHIPCARVED PINE SLIDE-TOP BOX, long rectangular form of dovetailed construction with chamfered edge sliding top. Retains likely original varnished surface and all-over geometric chip-carved decoration. Late 18th/first quarter 19th century. 3” H, 12 5/8” L, 2 3/4” W. Very good overall condition with minor wear. Small losses to corners and to slide top, minor cracks.

1108. NEW ENGLAND DIMINUTIVE PAINTED PINE DOME-TOP BOX, rectangular form of pinned construction. Retains its original chrome yellow-painted surface, wire hinges, and lock. Mid 19th century. 4” H, 8” W, 4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Minute loss to rear edge of lid, with minor old nailed repairs. $300 - $500

$300 - $500

Literature: See Schaumann - Plank Bottom Chairs and Chairmakers: South Central Pennsylvania 1800 - 1880, pp. 44-47 for examples of “Cumberland County Designs” highly similar to that employed on the present ballot box. $400 - $600

1107. NEW ENGLAND CHIP-CARVED AND PAINTED DIMINUTIVE SLIDE-TOP BOX, from the solid, the rectangular form with allover geometric chip-carved decoration. Retains an early green-painted surface. First half 19th century. 1 3/4” H, 4 3/4” L, 2 1/2” W. 1105. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED CHERRY AND WALNUT BOX, rectangular form with hinged lid of beveled profile, the whole raised on small turned ebonized feet. Poplar secondary wood. Retains its original hinges, lock, and key, and an early marbleized and rosewood-grained surface. Mid 19th century. 8” H, 11” W, 7 3/4” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to corners. $400 - $600

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Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Provenance: Tom Jewett and Butch Berdan, Newcastle, ME. $300 - $500

1109. MID-ATLANTIC PAINT-DECORATED YELLOW PINE CANDLEBOX, rectangular slide-top form of dovetailed construction with molded upper edge and pinned bottom. Retains an early chrome yellow- and red-painted surface. Pennsylvania or Virginia. Late 18th/first quarter 19th century. 5 1/2” H, 12 3/8” L, 9 1/2” D. Good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration. Minor cracks to slide top. $300 - $500


1110. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINTED WALL POCKET, a charming example featuring cut-out design of lovebirds and opposing rabbits, scalloped borders. Retains its original greenand black-painted surface. Late 19th/early 20th century. 8” H, 8 3/4” W, 4” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Provenance: Greg Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA. $300 - $500

1112. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED PINE AND POPLAR BOX, rectangular form of dovetailed construction, wallpaper-lined interior. Retains likely original painted surface featuring polychrome scene with birds flanking a floral garland, marked “H. M. KING”. Third quarter 19th century. 7” H, 18 5/8” W, 13 3/8” D.

1114. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED BASSWOOD BOX, document-type form of dovetailed construction, the hinged lid with beveled profile. Retains likely original polychrome surface featuring vinegar-sponged panels within green, white, and red borders. Mid 19th century. 4 3/4”, 11 1/4” W, 7 3/4” D.

Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration.

Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration.

Provenance: Doug and Bev Norwood, Timonium, MD, 10/7/2006.

$200 - $300

$300 - $500

1111. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE DIMINUTIVE BOX, rectangular hingedlid form of dovetailed construction. Retains likely original wire hinges and black free-hand painted decoration against a brick-red ground. Second quarter 19th century. 3 3/4” H, 8 3/4” W, 4 1/2” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. $300 - $500

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1113. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE CANDLEBOX, rectangular slide-top form of dovetailed construction. Retains likely original grain-painted decoration. Second quarter 19th century. 3 1/2” H, 13” L, 7 1/2” W. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration. $200 - $300

1115. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE DIMINUTIVE BOX, the hinged-lid rectangular form of dovetailed construction. Retains original tin hinges and painted surface featuring black free-hand decoration against a red ground. Second quarter 19th century. 3 1/4” H, 8 1/4” W, 4 7/8” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. $200 - $300


1116. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR DIMINUTIVE BOX, the hinged-lid rectangular form of blind-dovetailed construction. Retains original brass hinges and polychrome surface featuring confetti-style decoration and red borders against a pumpkin ground. Second quarter 19th century. 3 3/8” H, 8 5/8” W, 3 1/2” D.

1118. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED BASSWOOD BOX, the rectangular hinged-lid form of nailed construction, inscribed “Willie A. Palmer” to underside of lid. Retains original hinges, brass carrying handle, iron lock, and black and yellow line decoration against a vibrant tomato red ground. Second quarter 19th century. 6 1/2” H, 14 1/4” W, 7 1/4” D.

Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration.

Good overall condition with moderate areas of wear, heavier to corners and base. Lacking hasp.

$200 - $300

$200 - $300

1120. HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, oval form of tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains an early salmon-/bittersweet-painted surface with green and white decoration, top of cover stamped “B. SPRAGUE”, wallpaper-lined interior, old pencil inscription to underside of lid. Together with an unpainted example, cover stamped “SPRAGUE”. Two pieces total. Attributed to Bela Sprague (Hingham, MA, 1804-1878). Mid 19th century. Paint-decorated example 2 3/4” H, 6 1/2” L. Very good overall condition with minor areas of wear and discoloration. Areas of paint restoration to surface of body on painted example. Provenance: Joseph J. Lodge, Lederach, PA, 11/5/2015. $500 - $800

1117. PENNSYLVANIA FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED COMB / WALL BOX, cut-out profile, nailed construction. Retains original bright polychrome painted surface featuring cross and stars in red, yellow, and white. Possibly Berks Co., PA. Circa 1920. 11 1/4” HOA, 10 1/2” WOA. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Some crazing and discoloration to painted surface. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 9/27/2007. $200 - $300

1119. PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE COMB / WALL BOX, featuring four love birds in a cut-out design. Retains its original brown-painted surface. Discovered in Lancaster Co., PA. Late 19th/early 20th century. 9” HOA, 11” WOA. Very good overall condition with minor wear. Back slightly bowed. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 9/27/2007. $150 - $250

1121. HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form of tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains likely original salmon-/bittersweet-painted surface, stamped “B. F. H.” to underside of base. Attributed to Bela French Hersey (Hingham, MA, 1817-1879). Mid 19th century. 2 3/4” H, 6” L. Very good overall condition with minor areas of wear and discoloration. Minor losses to cover rim. Provenance: Joseph J. Lodge, Lederach, PA, 11/5/2015. $200 - $300

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1122. HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and oak, oval form of tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains likely original green-painted surface with red highlights, stamped “B. SPRAGUE” to top of cover, old ink-inscribed note to interior “Susan W. Butler / presented by Henry (Green?) / Leominster / Mass”. Attributed to Bela Sprague (Hingham, MA, 1804-1878). Mid 19th century. 2 3/8” H, 5 1/2” L. Good overall condition with moderate areas of wear and discoloration, heavier to reverse.

1124. HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS DIMINUTIVE PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and probably maple, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction, cover stamped “HINGHAM”. Retains an early black-painted surface. Mid 19th century. 1 1/2” H, 4 1/8” L, 3 1/8” W. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: John Keith Russell, South Salem, NY, 9/1/2015. $150 - $250

Good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration, heavier to body on reverse.

Each in very good overall condition with minor areas of wear and discoloration. $100 - $200

$200 - $300

1123. HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction, cover stamped “C. H”. Retains its original green-painted surface. Attributed to Cotton Hersey (Hingham, MA, active 1820-1860). Mid 19th century. 2 3/4” H, 6 1/8” L, 4 1/2” W.

1126. HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF TWO, each oval form of tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Each retain a dry, natural surface, one stamped “B. F. H.” to top of cover, the other “I. WHITON”. Together with another unpainted oval pantry box, maple and poplar, stamped “T. A. B.” to top of cover. Three pieces total. “B. F. H.” example attributed to Bela French Hersey (Hingham, MA, 1817-1879). Mid 19th century. Smallest example 1 1/2” H, 4” L.

1125. HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form of tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains likely original green-painted surface with red highlights, stamped “J. S. H.” to top of cover. Attributed to Jacob Hersey (Hingham, MA, active second quarter 19th century). Mid 19th century. 1 7/8” H, 5 1/2” L. Very good condition, no cracks or breaks. $200 - $300

1127. MASSACHUSETTS PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF TWO, pine and oak, each circular form of tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Each retains an early painted surface, blue example stamped “J. R. GODDELL” to interior bottom. Second half 19th century. Blue example 3 1/2” H, 8” D (cover). Each in very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration.

Provenance: John Keith Russell, South Salem, NY, 9/1/2015.

Provenance: Blue example - Tom Jewett and Butch Berdan, Newcastle, ME.

$150 - $250

$300 - $500

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1128. NEW ENGLAND DIMINUTIVE PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, fine oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original cranberry red-painted surface. Probably Hingham, Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 2 3/8” H, 5 3/8” L, 4 1/8” W. Excellent condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 12/21/2012. $300 - $500

1129. NEW ENGLAND MINIATURE PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original chrome yellow-painted surface. Probably Hingham, Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 1 1/8” H, 2 1/2” L, 1 7/8” W. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Bob Jessen and Jim Hohnwald, Fitzwilliam, NH, 8/10/2017. $500 - $800

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1130. NEW ENGLAND SMOKE-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original bittersweet-painted surface with smoke-decorated highlights. Probably Hingham, Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 2 3/4” H, 6 1/4” L, 4 3/4” W.

1132. NEW ENGLAND DIMINUTIVE PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction, old collection sticker attached to underside of base. Retains its original blue-painted surface. Probably Hingham, Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 1 1/2” H, 4” L, 2 7/8” W.

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration.

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration.

Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 10/1/2017.

$200 - $300

$300 - $500

1131. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine, maple, and oak, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original blue-painted surface. Probably Hingham, Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 2 3/4” H, 6 3/4” L, 4 3/4” W. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. $300 - $500

1133. NEW ENGLAND DIMINUTIVE PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original blue-painted surface. Probably Hingham, Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 2” H, 5 1/4” L, 3 7/8” W. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Minor abrasions to body. $200 - $300


1134. NEW ENGLAND DIMINUTIVE PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction, cover with indistinct stamp. Retains its original cranberry red-painted surface. Probably Hingham, Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 2 1/8” H, 5 1/4” L, 4” W. Good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, possible loss to rim of body (concealed by cover). Minor ink stain to cover. Small hole pierced in cover, likely done in the period, box possibly used as a string / ribbon holder. $200 - $300

1136. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, fine oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains likely original painted surface, featuring gilt monogram “L.M.” against black reserve within a double foliate surround to cover, additional pinstriping throughout, all against a red ground. Probably Massachusetts. Second quarter 19th century. 2 1/2” H, 5 1/2” L, 4 3/8” W. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Small losses to rim of body (concealed by cover). Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH with David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles, Woodbury, CT, 1/13/2019.

1138. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, fine oval form with tacked finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original chrome yellow-painted surface and possibly original ink-inscribed label for “Black Pepper” applied to top of cover. Probably Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 2 7/8” H, 6” L, 4 1/2” W. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Minor losses to label. Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 11/23/2011. $800 - $1,200

$800 - $1,200

1135. NEW ENGLAND DIMINUTIVE PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original dark green-painted surface. Probably Hingham, Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 1 1/2” H, 4 1/8” L, 3” W. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. $100 - $200

1137. NEW ENGLAND DIMINUTIVE PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, fine oval form with tacked finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original painted surface, featuring black free-hand and stenciled decoration against a chrome yellow ground. Possibly Massachusetts. Second quarter 19th century. 1 5/8” H, 5” L, 3 3/4” W. Very good overall condition with minor expected wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to cover. Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 5/18/2017. $800 - $1,200

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1139. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD DIMINUTIVE PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF FIVE, each circular form of tacked finger-lap and wooden-pin construction, four examples with opposing fingers. Each retains likely original painted surface. Possibly Massachusetts. Second half 19th century. Smallest example 1 3/8” H, 2 1/4” D (cover). Each in excellent overall condition with minor wear. $500 - $800


an early salmon-/bittersweet-painted surface. Probably Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 1 1/4” H, 2 1/8” D (cover). Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. $200 - $300

1140. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains original red and black grain-painted surface with gilt stenciled decoration to cover. Possibly Massachusetts. Second quarter 19th century. 2 5/8” H, 6 1/2” L, 5” W. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Small loss to bottom. $400 - $600

1143. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, oval form of tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains likely original red-painted surface, evidence of period label applied to top of cover, now absent. Probably Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 2 7/8” H, 6 1/4” L. Very good overall condition with minor areas of wear and discoloration.

1145. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD DIMINUTIVE PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF THREE, each circular form of tacked finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains an early painted surface. Possibly Massachusetts. Second half 19th century. Smallest example 1 1/4” H, 2 1/4” D (cover). Each in excellent overall condition with minor wear. $200 - $300

$200 - $300

1141. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD DIMINUTIVE PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction, cover stamped “STANDARD FIGS”. Retains likely original red-painted surface. Probably Massachusetts. Second half 19th century. 1 3/4” H, 4” L. Excellent condition with very minor wear. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 11/20/2011. $300 - $500

1144. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine, maple, and oak, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original blue-painted surface. Probably Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 2 3/4” H, 6 1/2” L, 4 7/8” W. Good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Scattered minor cracks. $200 - $300

1146. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF TWO, pine and maple, each oval form of tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains likely original painted surface. Probably Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. Smaller example 2” H, 5 3/4” L. Each in good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration. $200 - $300

1142. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD MINIATURE PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, circular form of tacked opposing finger-lap and construction. Retains 40 Jeffrey S. wooden-pin Evans


1147. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine, poplar/basswood, and maple, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original green-painted surface. Probably Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. 2 5/8” H, 6 3/8” L, 4 7/8” W. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to base. $150 - $250

1149. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, an outstanding example, the circular form with tacked finger-lap and wooden-pin construction, decoration featuring yellow and red pinstriping, “AG” in script on cover, all against a rich green ground. Original polychrome surface. Possibly Maine. Second quarter 19th century. 3” H, 6 5/8” D.

1151. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and oak, large oval form with tacked finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains an early, possibly original, blue-painted surface. First half 19th century. 4” H, 10 3/4” L, 8” W. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Cover with slightly heavier discoloration, imperfections. Possible minor losses to body rim (concealed by cover). $400 - $600

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Published: Schorsch, Smiles, and Wolfe - Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, p. 369, No. 114. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, and David Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles, Woodbury, CT, 9/14/2018. Ex-collection of Jane and Gerald Katcher, Aspen, CO. Catalogue Note: The present box bears a distinctive construction feature in which the ends of the opposing fingers or laps pierce the sides of the box, or are “tucked in”. This feature is most often associated with Shaker bentwood boxes attributed to Maine. $1,000 - $2,000

1148. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF THREE, pine and maple, each oval form of tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Each retains likely original painted surface. Probably Massachusetts. Mid 19th century. Largest 2 7/8” H, 6 1/8” L.

Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, minor cracks. Provenance: Skinner Auction, lot 184, 5/21/2016, “The Personal Collection of Lewis Scranton.”

Each in good overall condition with moderate areas of wear and discoloration.

$400 - $600

$150 - $250

1150. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and oak/chestnut, oval form with tacked opposing finger-lap and wooden-pin construction, old ink inscription to underside of base reads “Sara Egerton Jones” for possible owner. Retains its original painted surface featuring spotted umber and yellow dabbed decoration, possibly vinegar decorated. Second quarter 19th century. 2 1/2” h, 6 1/2” L, 4 3/4” W. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 10/1/2012.

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1152. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and oak, oval form with tacked finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains an early mustard yellow-painted surface. First half 19th century. 4 3/8” H, 8 5/8” L, 6 1/2” W.


1153. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, oval form with tacked finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original painted surface featuring yellow and red pinstriping on a dark blue ground. Mid 19th century. 3 1/2” H, 8 3/4” L, 6 1/2” W.

1155. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine and maple, circular form of lapped construction, inscribed to underside of base “1880 / M. J. B.” Retains likely original blue- and green-painted surface featuring stenciled swans to cover. Discovered in Ohio. Second half 19th century. 3” H, 7” D.

1157. AMERICAN MINIATURE PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD BAND BOX, pine and maple, oval form of lapped construction. Retains its original red-, black-, and white-painted line decoration on a brown ground. Possibly Pennsylvania. First half 19th century. 1 3/8” H, 3 5/8” L, 2 1/2” W.

Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration.

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration.

Good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration, heavier to areas of cover.

Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 10/7/2018.

Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 7/24/2006.

Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 8/13/2015.

$400 - $600

$400 - $600

$800 - $1,200

1154. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, poplar / basswood and oak, oval form with tacked finger-lap and wooden-pin construction. Retains its original cranberry red-painted surface. First half 19th century. 4” H, 7” L, 5 3/8” W.

1156. AMERICAN PAINTED BENTWOOD DIMINUTIVE PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF TWO, each circular form of lapped construction. Each retains an early, likely original, painted surface, green example bearing monogrammed “GW” design in black to cover. Second half 19th century. Green example 1 3/8” H, 3” D (cover).

1158. MASSACHUSETTS PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, circular form of lapped construction, underside of base stamped “L. B. LIBBY”, cover stamped “MURDOCK & CO. / WINCHEDON, MASS.” Retains an early, possibly original, vibrant tomato red-painted surface with gold free-hand decoration. E. Murdock & Co., Winchedon, MA. Mid 19th century. 2 7/8” H, 6 1/2” D (cover).

Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Cover, slightly bowed, with small loss to one end. Provenance: Skinner Auction, lot 183, 5/21/2016, “The Personal Collection of Lewis Scranton.” Ex-collection of Ron & Penny Dionne. $300 - $500

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Each in excellent overall condition with minor wear. $200 - $300

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Bob and Kay Viola, New Hope, PA, 2/18/2018. $300 - $500


1159. OHIO PAINT-DECORATED MIXEDWOOD BLANKET CHEST, poplar, maple, cherry, and oak, a fine example of robust proportions, post-and-panel construction, the hinged lid with through-mortised breadboard ends exhibiting molded profile, interior with lidded till, paneled ends, the whole raised on turned feet issuing from the stiles. Retains its original, dry polychrome painted surface featuring compass-drawn/stenciled pinwheels within black borders. Circa 1840. 30 1/2” H, 50 1/2” W, 24 1/2” D. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration, heavier to lid. Crack and possible loss to proper left front edge of lid. Literature: See Sotheby’s, 1/18/2002, lot 838, “The American Folk Art Collection of Sandy and Julie Palley”, for a similar example with an Ohio attribution. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 10/30/2009. From a 40-year Ohio private collection. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 10/30/2009. From a 40-year Ohio private collection. $5,000 - $8,000

1160. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE BLANKET CHEST, six-board form of nailed construction, the hinged lid with applied edge molding, full drawer below, all flanked by solid ends with pronounced cut-out to base. Retains a 19th-century polychrome painted surface, the front panel featuring triple tombstone reserves with stylized flowering urns, single tombstone reserves repeated on the ends, the lid with central six-pointed star, all against a sponge-decorated ground with wide green borders. Circa 1820. 31” H, 39 1/2” W, 17 1/4” D. Good overall visual condition with minor wear. Hinges probably replaced with associated minor repairs. Lower back board possibly replaced. Drawer runners likely replaced. Drawer possibly shortened. Small loss to corner of front panel. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 5/19/2009. Garth’s Auction, The Collection of Tom and Carolyn Porter, Columbus, OH. Ex-collection of Mary Thornton, Milan, OH. $3,000 - $5,000

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1161. NEW YORK STATE PAINT-DECORATED PINE BLANKET CHEST, an outstanding diminutive example, the hinged lid with through-mortised applied edge moldings, over a dovetailed case raised on applied trestle-type shoe feet. Retains original wrought-iron strap hinges and polychrome painted surface featuring mustard yellow compass-drawn fylfots within vibrant bittersweet/salmon reserves. Probably Mohawk Valley, NY. Fourth quarter 18th century. 15 1/2” H, 37 1/4” W, 14 1/2” D.

1162. PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR AND PINE BLANKET CHEST, the hinged lid with applied edge molding over a dovetailed case, interior with lidded till, the applied molded base raised on unusual turned and blocked feet mortised through the underside. Retains original bright polychrome-painted surface in a red and yellow “butterfly” pattern with ebonized detail to lid and base. Possibly Centre Co., PA. Second quarter 19th century. 25 1/4” H, 45” W, 20 1/4” D.

Very good overall condition with scattered minor wear, heavier to lid. Lock is a 19th-century replacement.

Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to lid.

Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 9/17/2009. David Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles, Woodbury, CT. 44 Jeffrey S. Evans $4,000 - $6,000

Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 4/1/2010. A Private Southern Collection. $4,000 - $6,000


1163. MASSACHUSETTS PAINTED PINE BLANKET CHEST, diminutive six-board form of nailed construction, the hinged lid with molded edge and battens affixed to the underside, thumb-molded full drawer below, all flanked by solid ends with cut-out double-ogee “cupid’s bow” profile. Retains its original wrought-iron cotter-pin hinges, brass bail handles, and dry teal blue-painted surface. Fourth quarter 18th century. 29” H, 36” W, 18” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor scattered wear. Small crack to lid and to side. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 4/21/2015. Descended in the Batchelder Family of Cape Ann, MA. $3,000 - $5,000

1164. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE DIMINUTIVE BLANKET CHEST, the hinged lid with applied edge molding over a nailed case above an applied molded bracket-foot base, inscribed “E. J. M.” to reverse, pencil inscriptions to underside of lid. Retains likely original wire snipe hinges, tin hasp, and polychrome painted surface featuring flowering vine against a sponged ground. Late 18th/early 19th century. 7 1/2” H, 14” W, 7 1/2” D. Good overall condition with moderate areas of wear and discoloration, heavier to lid. Small loss to lid molding at proper right rear edge. Restoration to bottom inch of front foot facings. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 2/4/2008. A Midwestern private collection. Mike Clum Auctions, 6/4-7/2002, The Collection of Clark and Mary Garrett, Fairhaven, OH. $2,000 - $3,000

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1165. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR / BASSWOOD MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST, nailed construction, the hinged lid over shallow well above two lip-molded full drawers, all flanked by solid ends terminating in arched cut-outs. Retains original snipe hinges, brass drawer knobs, and vibrant vinegar-sponged decoration. Circa 1820. 12” H, 10 3/8” W, 5 3/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Light losses to drawer lips. Lacking lock. Provenance: Austin Miller, Columbus, OH, 4/24/2013. Sotheby’s, 1/30/1987, lot 843, “The Collection of M. Austin and Jill R. Fine.” $2,000 - $3,000

1166. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE BLANKET CHEST, six-board form of nailed construction, the hinged lid with applied edge molding, full drawer below, all flanked by solid ends, unusual cut-out “whale’s tail” profile to base. Retains original hinges and fine green-painted surface. Probably Massachusetts. First quarter 19th century. 31 3/4” H, 41 1/4” W, 21 1/2” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor scattered wear. Small crack to lid. Minor repair to back board. Provenance: John Keith Russell, South Salem, NY, 3/30/2012. Purchased in 1976 by Gary Langerbach at a Louis A. Cook auction in Halifax, MA. Descended in a Marshfield, MA family. $2,000 - $3,000 1167. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED

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PINE BLANKET CHEST, narrow rectangular six-board form of nailed construction, featuring applied base and lid molding, bootjack ends, and interior with lidded till. Retains original lock, hinges, and dry blue-painted surface, the front panel embellished with bright red/bittersweet stenciled border and central heart below escutcheon. Probably New England or New York State. Early 19th century. 20 1/4” H, 39 1/2” W, 15 3/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to lid and base. Provenance: Michael R. Seward, Pittsford, VT, 12/5/2010. $1,000 - $2,000

1168. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR / BASSWOOD CHILD’S BLANKET CHEST, the hinged lid with applied edge molding over a nailed case, interior with open till, over-sized base molding, all raised on cut-out bracket feet. Retains its original smoke-decorated surface on a yellow ground. Second quarter 19th century. 15 1/4” H, 23 1/2” W, 11 3/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to lid. $1,000 - $2,000

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1169. WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR STAND TABLE, the rectangular one-board top over single thumb-molded drawer, raised on tall baluster-turned legs. Retains original turned wooden knob and red-painted surface with gilt-stenciled “AS / 1884” to drawer. Possibly Soap Hollow. Dated 1884. 31” H, 20 3/4” x 21 1/4” top.

$100 - $200

Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Small losses to corners of drawer lips. Minor discoloration to varnish. Provenance: Joseph J. Lodge, Lederach, PA, 11/22/2015. $600 - $900

1172. AMERICAN COUNTRY PLANT STAND, three-tier stepped form with solid supports terminating in arched cut-outs. Refinished surface retains traces of old painted surfaces. 19th century. 28” H, 40” W, 15 1/2” D. Good overall visual condition with moderate usage wear. $200 - $300

1174. RARE AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED DRESSING STAND / FOOT STOOL, an unusual example designed as a foot stool, the hinged rectangular top opening to reveal a mirrored interior above applied sides with double ogee “cupid’s bow” profile, raised on cut-out supports with full gilt Classical columns applied to front. Retains its original vibrant green-painted surface with bronze- and gilt-stenciled decoration within black borders, marked “L. RAPP” to top. Circa 1830. 5 1/8” H, 9 3/4” W, 5” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear, slightly heavier to base. Silk ribbons to interior with breaks. Provenance: Jeff and Holly Noordsy, Cornwall, VT.

1170. AMERICAN COUNTRY PINE BUCKET BENCH, featuring two through-mortised shelves and shaped ends with boot-jack terminals. Likely assembled from old materials. Together with a small pine stand. Each with refinished surface. Two pieces total. 19th and 20th century. Bucket bench 46” H, 41” W, 13 1/2” D.

$2,000 - $3,000

Good structural condition with moderate to heavy wear. $200 - $300 1173. PENNSYLVANIA / NEW YORK FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED WALNUT CHILD’S CHAIR, an unusual example, carved from the solid, featuring large fylfot to back and stars to arms, signed “S. B. S.” to reverse. Retains an early painted surface. Mid 19th century. 17 1/4” H, 8 1/2” W, 7” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear, heavier to seat and back, small loss to proper left arm (possible as made). Provenance: Doug and Bev Norwood, Timonium, MD, 10/13/2007. From an Upstate New York private collection. $500 - $800 1171. AMERICAN PAINTED PINE BUCKET BENCH, featuring two shelves and solid ends with boot-jack terminals. Retains a mustard yellow-painted surface. Assembled from old materials. Second half 20th century. 30” H, 30” W, 11 1/2” D. Good overall condition with minor to moderate wear. 48 Jeffrey S. Evans

1175. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED PINE MINIATURE FOOT STOOL, an outstanding example of nailed construction, the whole raised on cut-out supports, featuring polychrome floral and foliate decoration against a bold red ground. Original surface. Possibly Pennsylvania. Second quarter 19th century. 4 1/2” H, 8” W, 5” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear to corners and feet, scattered minor cracks. Provenance: Frank and Barbara Pollack, Highland Park, IL, 1/27/2009. $1,000 - $2,000


painted surface with yellow and red pinstriping against a green ground. Mid 19th century. 4” H, 7” W, 4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear, slightly heavier to corners. $200 - $300

1176. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE MINIATURE FOOT STOOL, rectangular plank seatboard, applied sides with double-ogee ‘”cupid’s bow” profile, and cut-out supports. Retains its original painted surface featuring bronze fruit stencils and black pinstriping against a cream-colored ground. Second quarter 19th century. 3 1/8” H, 5 7/8” W, 2 3/4” W. Excellent condition with minor wear. Provenance: Suzanne Courcier and Robert W. Wilkins, Yarmouth Port, MA, 5/23/2007.Ex-collection of Denny Tracey. $500 - $800

1177. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE MINIATURE FOOT STOOL, rectangular plank seatboard, applied sides, and cut-out supports. Retains its original grain-painted surface. Second quarter 19th century. 3 3/8” H, 5 1/2” W, 3 3/4” D. Very good condition with minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to seatboard. $300 - $500

1179. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED WOODEN MINIATURE FOOT STOOL, rectangular plank seatboard, applied sides, and cut-out bootjack supports. Retains its original painted surface with yellow and red six-petal rosette and scribed outlining to seatboard and all-over brick red ground. Mid 19th century. 4 1/8” H, 6 3/4” W, 3 1/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear, moderate discoloration to seatboard.

Catalogue Note: Tobias K. Nice (1828-1912) is documented as a Wheelwright in the 1850 and 1860 US Federal Census, as well as on his certificate of death. He lived his entire life in Franconia Township, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia. Tobias was the fifth child of Tobias L. Nice (1796-1861) and Margaret Rebecca Kindig (1797-1876). The Nice family’s ancestry can be traced to Hans Neus (16601736) who immigrated from Rheinland-Pfalz, arriving in Germantown, PA in 1698. The family is among the original members of the Franconia Conference, the oldest Mennonite body which dates to the arrival of its first members at Germantown in 1683. Around 1859 Tobias married Anna S. Alderfer (1837-1921) and likely made this stool as a present for his new bride. Both Tobias and his wife are buried at the Franconia Mennonite Cemetery. We could locate no other pieces produced by Tobias Nice. The craftsmanship exhibited by the present stool is notable both in form and design. While it is not unusual for a wheelwright or wagonmaker to practice woodworking outside of their primary occupation. the production of an example as accomplished as this is very rare. $3,000- $5,000

$200 - $300

1180. PENNSYLVANIA MENNONITE PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR DIMINUTIVE FOOT STOOL, through-mortised plank seatboard, applied deeply scrolled sides, one end fitted with a single thumb-molded drawer, all raised on splayed cut-out supports, drawer inscribed “Tobias K Nice / 1859”. Retains its original pressed-glass knob and free-hand polychrome-painted surface featuring delicate tulip devices and other foliate elements against an off-white ground. Montgomery Co., PA. Dated 1859. 6” H, 9 1/2” W, 6 1/4” D. Very good overall condition with some wear to corners and edges, losses to paint on feet and ends of top. Small losses to drawer lips. Light crack to side flanking drawer. Published: Maine Antique Digest, January 2015, p. 14-B.

1178. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED PINE MINIATURE FOOT STOOL, rectangular plank seatboard with chip-carved edge, applied sides with double-ogee “cupid’s bow” profile, and cut-out bootjack supports. Retains its original 49 Jeffrey S. Evans

lot113.

Provenance: Jim and Nancy Glazer, Bailey Island, ME. Sotheby’s, “Important Americana”, 10/23/1994, lot113. Provenance: Jim and Nancy Glazer, Bailey Island, ME. Sotheby’s, “Important Americana”, 10/23/1994,

1181. PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED PINE DIMINUTIVE BENCH, one-board plank seatboard, applied sides, and cut-out supports with scrolled front profile. Retains its original grain-painted surface in ochre tones. Mid 19th century. 16 1/4” H, 18” W, 12 3/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to seatboard, vertical loss to front corner of one foot. $200 - $300


PA, 9/18/2005. $500 - $800

1182. PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF TWO, made and decorated by the same hand, each featuring an elongated octagonal plank seatboard with concave sides raised on four turned, splayed legs, one having upper compressed-ball turnings. Each with original free-hand polychrome-paint decoration of stylized flower heads to top and sides; one on a medium olive green ground with added leaves and black dashes; the other on a deep olive green ground with added chrome yellow stems, dashes, and pinstriping. Each retains an original dry surface. Second quarter 19th century. 7 1/2” H, 11 1/4” x 6 1/4”; and 7” H, 12 1/4” x 6”. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear, primarily to the corners.

1184. PENNSYLVANIA LATE WINDSOR PAINT-DECORATED FOOT STOOL, plank seatboard on splayed legs. Retains an outstanding original polychrome surface, featuring red and yellow stenciled toleware-style floral devices on a blue ground. Circa 1830. 8” H, 10” x 6” seatboard. Excellent overall condition with minor scattered wear.

1186. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED PINE FOOT STOOL, rectangular plank seatboard, applied sides, and arched cutout supports. Retains its original dry blue-painted surface with yellow and red stenciled decoration, including bold heart-in-hand design. Second half 19th century. 6 1/4” h, 10 1/4” W, 6 3/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to edges. $400 - $600

Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 8/10/2005. $500 - $800

Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA. $800 - $1,200

1183. PENNSYLVANIA LATE WINDSOR PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR FOOT STOOL, oval plank seatboard raised on splayed legs, old pencil inscription to underside of seatboard reading, in part, “From RANK / JOHNSTOWN, PA”. Retains its original polychrome painted surface featuring free-hand decoration against a green ground. Circa 1840. 8” H, 12 1/2” W, 8” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to edges of seatboard. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, 50 Jeffrey S. Evans

1185. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR FOOT STOOL, rectangular through-mortised plank seatboard, applied sides with small drawer to one end, and arched cut-out supports. Retains original brass knob and bright tomato red-painted surface with gilt-/ bronze-stenciled decoration. Second half 19th century. 6 1/2” H, 11 1/2” W, 6 1/4” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. One support cracked. $500 - $800

1187. PENNSYLVANIA LATE WINDSOR PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR FOOT STOOL, oval plank seatboard raised on splayed, turned legs. Retains its original polychrome-painted surface featuring stenciled birds and fruit decoration against a brown ground with yellow pinstriping and white border. Cumberland Co., PA. Circa 1850. 7 1/2” H, 11 1/4” W, 8 5/8” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Literature: See Schaumann - Plank Bottom Chairs and Chairmakers: South Central Pennsylvania 1800 - 1880, pp. 44-47 for examples of “Cumberland County Designs” highly similar to that employed on the present foot stool. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 9/18/2005. $400 - $600


1188. MID-ATLANTIC INLAID WALNUT FOOT STOOL, having finely shaped plank seatboard with beveled lower edge and splayed legs joined with box stretcher, inlaid decoration featuring folky oak/hickory log cabin to seatboard and simple line to each leg. Retains possibly original surface with rich color. Pennsylvania or Virginia. Mid 19th century. 8 3/4” H, 13 3/4” W, 8 1/2” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear and imperfections. Possible minor old repair near chimney.

1190. PENNSYLVANIA FOLK ART INLAID MAPLE FOOT STOOL, rounded-corner seatboard raised on tombstone-shape cut-out figured ends set with birds-eye figured cut-out skirt to each side. Each skirt featuring an inlaid bird perched on a vertical block-inlay strip. Seatboard attached to base with glue blocks. Retains an excellent original, dry surface. First half 19th century. 7” H, 13 1/4” x 7 1/8”. Very good condition, short crack to lower edge of skirt on one side.

1192. AMERICAN PAINTED POPLAR FOOT STOOL, seatboard with central rectangular handhold and cut-nail applied skirt to each side, raised on cut-out boot jack ends. Retains an historic, dry painted surface featuring an early green over the original blue ground, seatboard having bittersweet/pumpkin-paint stenciled stars to each end and banding to side edges and surrounding handhold. Probably Pennsylvania. Mid 19th century. 10” H, 20” x 10 1/2”. Good condition with normal wear.

$300 - $500

$200 - $300

$200 - $300

1189. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR FOOT STOOL, rectangular plank seatboard, applied sides, and arched cut-out supports. Retains an early deep mustard yellow-painted surface with large blue foliate stenciled decoration and red border. Probably Pennsylvania. Mid 19th century. 6 1/2” H, 14 1/4” W, 9 1/2” D.

1191. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE FOOT STOOL WITH DRAWER, rectangular seatboard above a cut-out and molded skirt to each side, one set with a nailed drawer in applied-bead opening, raised on cut-out end supports. Original porcelain knob with narrow brass backplate. Retains its original pale salmon-painted surface with remnants of a light coat of varnish. Mid 19th century. 8 1/4” H, 16 1/4” x 8 7/8”.

1193. SOUTHERN FOLK ART WALNUT FOOT STOOL, featuring deeply scrolled elements, including inverted hearts at base of supports. Retains an early, possibly original, surface with rich color. Mid 19th century. 6 1/2” H, 17” W, 8” D.

Good overall condition with minor to moderate scattered wear and discoloration. Cracks to each end with associated old repairs to underside. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 3/1/2006. Sotheby’s, 1/28/1995, lot 646, “The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. G. William Holland of Pennsylvania.” $300 - $500

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Very good overall condition, front skirt with age crack flanking drawer above lower molding, rear skirt with three added nails, expected wear/marring, heaviest on top. $200 - $300

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. $200 - $300


1194. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED PINE FOOT STOOL, with elaborate polychrome decoration featuring swans and what appears to be a wedding scene with stenciled Federal eagle above. Late 19th/early 20th century. 8 1/8” H, 15 3/4” W, 7 1/2” D. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration. Small loss to front edge of proper right support, with old repair to rear edge. Catalogue Note: See lot 1247 in the present sale for a similar example by the same hand.

1196. AMERICAN PAINTED PINE FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF TWO, each with shaped sides and cut-out supports. Each retains likely original painted surface. Smaller example with yellow pinstriping on a salmon ground. Second half 19th century. Larger example 9 1/2” H, 15 1/2” W, 7 1/2” D.

1198. AMERICAN PAINTED PINE DIMINUTIVE BENCH, one-board plank seatboard, applied sides, and through-mortised supports with scrolled profile. Retains an old mustard yellow-painted surface over earlier red. Mid 19th century. 18” H, 29 1/2” L, 14 3/4” W.

Each in good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration.

Good overall condition with minor to moderate scattered wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to seatboard.

$100 - $200

$300 - $500

1197. PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED LATE WINDSOR MINIATURE SETTEE BENCH, a fine arrowback form with shaped crest rail over six spindles, plank seat flanked by scrolled arm rests, the whole raised on cut-out supports. Retains likely original surface featuring bronze- and gilt-stenciled design with church in landscape vignette to crest rail and gold pinstriping throughout, all against a brown ground. Mid 19th century. 14 1/4” HOA, 14 3/4” x 7” seat.

1199. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED MINIATURE BENCH, rectangular plank seatboard, applied sides with double ogee “cupid’s bow” profile, and cut-out supports. Retains its original polychrome painted surface with stylized free-hand floral device to seatboard. Second half 19th century. 3” H, 6 3/4” W, 2 1/4” D.

$100 - $200

1195. AMERICAN COUNTRY PAINTED FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF TWO, each raised on splayed legs. Each retains a vibrant old painted surface, one in chrome yellow, the other red. 19th century. Red example 6 1/2” H, 12” W, 6 1/2” D. Each in good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to red example. $100 - $200

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Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. Provenance: Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA, 7/22/2007. $800 - $1,200

Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. $300 - $500


1200. AMERICAN PAINTED POPLAR MINIATURE / DOLL CRADLE, vernacular form of nailed construction with bold “cheese cutter” rockers. Retains an early mustard yellow-painted surface. Mid 19th century. 5” HOA, 8 1/4” LOA. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. One foot end cracked, slightly unstable. $200 - $300

1202. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR / BASSWOOD BOX, rectangular hinged-lid form of nailed construction, indistinct pencil inscription to underside of lid. Retains likely original hinges and bright red-painted surface with red and yellow stenciled decoration featuring hearts and foliate devices. Mid 19th century. 9 1/2” H, 24” W, 12 3/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Some crazing to paint. $400 - $600

1204. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED POPLAR KNIFE / CUTLERY BOX, a rare example of nailed construction with scalloped sides and two compartments with shaped divider having numerous cut-outs, including one for handle. Retains an unusual and early, possibly original, polychrome painted surface in a Tartan plaid pattern. Mid 19th century. 4 3/4” HOA, 11 3/4” WOA, 8 1/2” DOA. Good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear and discoloration, heavier to handle and rim. Provenance: Suzanne Courcier and Robert W. Wilkins, Yarmouth Port, MA, 1/21/2007. $800 - $1,200

1201. AMERICAN COUNTRY PAINTED POPLAR DIMINUTIVE CHEST / BIN, nailed construction with cut-out ends and separate cover. Retains an old blue-painted surface. 19th century. 11 3/4” H, 12 1/2” W, 7 1/2” D. Good overall condition with scattered minor to moderate wear and discoloration, heavier to areas. $100 - $200

1203. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED KNIFE / CUTLERY BOX, an outstanding example of nailed construction with canted sides and two compartments with shaped divider having cut-out for handle. Retains its original painted surface, featuring polychrome bird designs to all four sides against a mustard yellow ground. Second quarter 19th century. 4 1/2” HOA, 14” WOA, 9 1/2” DOA. Excellent overall condition with very minor wear and discoloration. $1,000 - $2,000

1205. AMERICAN PAINTED PINE DIVIDED CARRIER, unusual large rectangular form of nailed construction, featuring canted sides and central divider with cut-out handle. Retains likely original green-painted surface. Mid 19th century. 7” HOA, 24 1/2” LOA, 11 3/4” DOA. Very good overall condition with minor expected usage wear and areas of discoloration. $400 - $600

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1206. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE HANDLED CARRIER, the large rectangular form of dovetailed construction with two hinged-lid compartments divided by an arched center panel with cut-out handle. Retains likely original grain-painted surface in red and mustard yellow. Second quarter 19th century. 14” HOA (including handle), 23 1/4” L, 11 1/2” W. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to corners and base. $400 - $600

1207. AMERICAN PAINTED TREENWARE CHOPPING BOWL, of oblong form. Retains likely original chrome yellow-painted surface. First half 19th century. 3 1/2” H, 18 3/4” L, 8 1/2” W. Excellent overall condition with minor expected usage wear. Scattered knife marks to interior. $300 - $500

1208. AMERICAN PAINTED TREEN MORTAR AND PESTLE, circular form with pronounced foot and appropriate, probably original, pestle. Retains an early, probably original, green-painted surface. Probably New England. Mid 19th century. 13 1/2” HOA (including pestle). Excellent overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Don Olson, Rochester, NY, 12/21/2012.

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Excellent overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. $200 - $300

$200 - $300

1209. AMERICAN PAINTED TREEN MORTAR AND PESTLE, large circular form with banded foot and appropriate, probably original, pestle. Retains an early, probably original, cranberry red-painted surface. Mid 19th century. 13 3/4” HOA (including pestle). Excellent overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. $200 - $300

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1210. AMERICAN PAINTED TREEN MORTAR AND PESTLE, circular form with banded foot and appropriate, probably original, pestle. Retains an early, probably original, salmon-/bittersweet-painted surface. Mid 19th century. 14” HOA (including handle).

1211. AMERICAN PAINTED TREEN MORTAR AND PESTLE, circular form with defined foot and appropriate, possibly original, pestle. Retains a mustard yellow-painted surface. Mid 19th century. 11 1/2” HOA (including pestle). Good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration. Surface possibly restored. $100 - $200


1212. AMERICAN PAINTED TREEN MORTAR AND PESTLE, circular form with defined foot and rosewood pestle, possibly associated. Retains an early, probably original, black-painted surface with red, yellow, and white pinstriping. Mid 19th century. 11 1/4” HOA (including pestle).

1214. AMERICAN PAINTED TREEN MORTAR AND PESTLE, LOT OF TWO, each of circular footed form with appropriate, possibly original, pestles. Each retains an early painted surface. Mid 19th century. Red example 13” HOA (including pestle).

1216. AMERICAN PAINTED TREEN SUGAR BUCKET / FIRKIN, pine and oak, typical covered form with coopered staves, lapped bentwood bands, and bail handle, cover and handle incised “CEW”. Retains an old red-painted surface. Second half 19th century. 10” H (to cover), 9 1/2” D (cover).

Good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration.

Each in very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration. Red example with small chip to foot.

$100 - $200

$100 - $200

1213. AMERICAN PAINTED TREEN MORTAR AND PESTLE, LOT OF TWO, each of circular footed form with appropriate, possibly original, pestles. Each retains an early, possibly original, orange-/pumpkin-painted surface. Mid 19th century. Taller example 12” HOA (including pestle).

1215. HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS PAINTED TREEN SUGAR BUCKET / FIRKIN, pine and oak, typical covered form with coopered staves, lapped bentwood bands, and bail handle, cover stamped “C. S. HERSEY”. Retains an early, possibly original, blue-painted surface. Attributed to Cotton Hersey (Hingham, MA, active 1820-1860). Mid 19th century. 11 5/8” H (to cover), 11 1/2” D (cover).

1217. AMERICAN PAINTED TREEN SUGAR BUCKET / FIRKIN, pine and oak, typical covered form with coopered staves, lapped bentwood bands, and bail handle. Retains likely original sky blue-painted surface. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. 7 1/2” H (to cover), 8” D (cover).

Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to foot rim and cover.

Provenance: Joseph J. Lodge, Lederach, PA, 11/8/2017.

Each in good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to taller example. $100 - $200

$300 - $500

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Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to foot rim and cover. $200 - $300

Excellent overall condition with very minor wear.

$200 - $300


1218. AMERICAN PAINTED TREEN SUGAR BUCKET / FIRKIN, pine and oak, typical covered form with coopered staves, lapped bentwood bands, and bail handle. Retains an old chrome yellow-painted surface. Second half 19th century. 10” H (to cover), 9” D (cover).

1220. AMERICAN PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, poplar / basswood and maple, circular covered form of lapped construction with bail handle. Retains likely original red- and blue-painted surface. Second half 19th century. 6 1/2” H (to cover), 11 1/4” D (cover).

Very good overall visual condition with minor wear.

Very good overall visual condition with minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to cover.

$200 - $300

$200 - $300

1222. CONTINENTAL PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOX, pine, oval form of lapped construction. Retains its original polychrome painted surface. Together with a small paint-decorated treen covered jar, likely Continental. Two pieces total. 19th century. Pantry Box 2 3/8” H, 7 7/8” L. Each in good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration. Crack to pantry box. Chip and loss to treen jar. $100 - $150

1219. MASSACHUSETTS PAINTED TREENWARE COVERED BERRY PAIL, diminutive form with bail handle and turned cover, marked “E. MURDOCK & CO. / PATENT / APPLIED FOR / WINCHEDON, MASS” to underside of base. Retains likely original dry green-painted surface, cover with old partial overpaint of blue. E. Murdock & Co., Winchedon, MA. Mid 19th century. 4” H (handle down), 4 1/2” D (cover). Very good overall condition with scattered minor wear and discoloration. Provenance: Tim and Charlene Chambers, Sikeston, MO, 1/6/2019. $200 - $300

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1221. AMERICAN PAINTED BENTWOOD LARGE PANTRY BOX, pine and oak, for the bottom of the stack, the circular covered form of lapped construction. Retains an early, possibly original, green-painted surface. Second half 19th century. 6 3/8” H, 16 3/4” D (cover). Very good overall condition with minor areas of wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to cover. $100 - $200

1223. AMERICAN PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF TWO, each circular covered form of lapped construction. Larger example retains an early, possibly original, painted surface. Second half 19th century. Larger example 7 1/8” H, 15” D (cover). Each in good overall visual condition with moderate wear and discoloration. Surface probably restored on smaller example. $100 - $200


1224. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF TWO, one oval, the other circular, each of lapped construction. Each retains likely original bronze-stenciled decoration against a black ground. Mid 19th century. Smaller example 1 3/4” H, 4 1/8” L.

1226. AMERICAN PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF THREE, pine and oak, each circular covered form of lapped construction. Each retains likely original painted surface. Second half 19th century. Largest example 5 1/8” H, 10” D (cover).

1228. ASSORTED PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF FIVE, including an opposing-finger oval example with blue-painted surface, and an oblong green-painted example with divided interior. 19th century. Green example 2 1/4” H, 8 5/8” L.

Each in very good overall condition with minor scattered wear.

Each in very good overall condition with minor areas of wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to blue and orange examples.

Each in overall very good visual condition. Larger blue example with possibly later painted surface.

$150 - $250

$300 - $500

1225. AMERICAN PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF FOUR, pine and oak, each circular covered form of lapped construction. Each retains likely original painted surface. Cover stamped “J. P. WILLIS” on green example. Second half 19th century. Green example 3” H, 6 3/4” D (cover).

1227. AMERICAN PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF THREE, each circular covered form of lapped construction. Each retains an early painted surface. Second half 19th century. Yellow example 3 3/4” H, 7 7/8” D (cover).

Each in very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration.

Each in very good overall condition with minor wear. Yellow example with minor losses to foot and rim (the latter concealed by cover).

$300 - $500

$200 - $300

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$150 - $250

1229. AMERICAN PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF FOUR, pine and oak, each circular covered form of lapped construction. Each retains an old painted surface. Second half 19th century. 4 1/2” H, 8 7/8” D (cover). Each in good overall condition with moderate areas of wear and discoloration. $150 - $250


1230. AMERICAN PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF THREE, each circular covered form of lapped construction. Each retains an early painted surface. Second half 19th century. Smallest example 2 3/4” H, 7 7/8” D (cover). Each in good overall visual condition with moderate areas of wear and discoloration. Small red example with minor cracks to cover. Green example with splits to bottom, cover possibly associated.

1232. AMERICAN PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF THREE, pine and oak, each circular covered form of lapped construction. Each retains early, possibly original, painted surface, red example stamped to interior bottom “MADE / BY / E. B. FRYE & SON / WILTON, / N. H.” Second half 19th century. 5 3/4” H, 10 7/8” D (cover). Each in very good overall condition with minor areas of wear and discoloration.

$150 - $250

$400 - $600

1231. AMERICAN PAINTED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF THREE, each circular covered form of lapped construction. Each retains an old painted surface. Second half 19th century. Green example 3 1/4’ H, 7 7/8” D (cover).

1233. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED BENTWOOD PANTRY BOXES, LOT OF THREE, including a miniature circular example with natural surface, and a red-painted example of oval form. Mid 19th century. Largest example 3” H, 7” L.

Each in very good overall condition with minor wear. Minor crack and old repair to cover on orange example.

Each in very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Cracks to cover of painted example.

$100 - $200

$100 - $200

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1234. NEW ENGLAND PAINT-DECORATED PINE BOX, nailed construction with hinged slant lid. Retains original brass hinges and bronze-stenciled decoration against a black ground, front panel featuring farm scene. Circa 1840. 11” H, 15 3/4” W, 11” D. Good overall condition with moderate scattered wear, heavier to lid. Evidence of burned areas to edge of lid. $200 - $300

1235. AMERICAN PAINTED POPLAR BOX, rectangular hinged-lid dovetailed form raised on applied ebonized ball feet, decals affixed to interior. Retains an early, possibly original, vibrant chrome yellow-painted surface with faint outlines of applied decal decoration (now removed). Second half 19th century. 9 3/4” H, 14 1/4” W, 8 1/2” D. Very good overall visual condition with minor wear. $150 - $250


1236. AMERICAN PAINTED BOXES, LOT OF TWO, one a small pine document-type box with red wash, the other an open-top example with vibrant yellow free-hand decoration against a red ground. Each retains its original surface. 19th century. Smaller example 3 3/4” H, 8 1/2” W, 6” D. Each in very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Hinges possibly replaced on smaller example. $100 - $200

1238. CONTINENTAL PAINTED PINE STRONG BOX / CHEST, domed-lid form of dovetailed construction with iron straps to corners and battens affixed to underside of lid. Retains likely original wrought-iron hinges, lock, and escutcheon, and green-painted surface inscribed with owner’s name to front panel including “1872” date. Dated 1872. 10 1/4” H, 19” W, 14” D. Good overall condition with minor scattered wear and losses. Small repair to front edge of lid. Cracks to lid.

1240. DECORATED BENTWOOD BAND BOX, oval lapped form covered with paper having impressed and painted decorations including six-petal rosette, heart, vines, and bisected circles. Varnished surface. First half 19th century. 5 1/2” H, 16 1/2” x 10”. Free of breaks or cracks, moderate to significant losses to paper. $100 - $200

$200 - $300

1237. CONTINENTAL PAINT-DECORATED PINE BOXES, LOT OF TWO, one with hinged dome top, interior with open till; the other a low rectangular form with hinged lid. Each retains likely original polychrome painted surface featuring floral decoration. 19th century. Larger example 6” HOA, 8 3/4” WOA, 5 1/2” DOA. Each in excellent overall condition with very minor wear. $200 - $300

1239. CONTINENTAL PAINT-DECORATED PINE BOX, hinged lid with applied edge molding over a nailed case, flanked by solid ends with cut-out terminals, applied bracket foot base with scrolled profile to front. Retains its original polychrome stenciled and free-hand decoration to blue ground. 19th century. 6 1/2” H, 9” W, 6 1/2” D. Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear and discoloration. Crack to lid. $200 - $300

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1241. SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA, PAINTED STAVE-TYPE BASKET, white oak, the circular form with X-wrapped rim, kick-up to bottom, and arched handle. Retains an old apple green-painted surface. Probably by one of the Nichols family of basketmakers, Page/ Rockingham Co., VA. First quarter 20th century. 13 1/2” HOA, 6 1/2” H (rim), 13 1/4” D (rim). Excellent overall condition with very minor wear. No apparent breaks or losses. $200 - $300


1242. AMERICAN PAINTED STAVETYPE BASKET, ash, the circular form with wrapped rim and arched handle. Retains an old blue-painted surface. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. 11” HOA, 6 1/2” H (rim), 10 3/4” D (rim). Very good overall condition with minor wear, no apparent breaks or losses. Slightly out of round, handle with lean. $200 - $300

1244. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED WOODEN FOOT STOOL, rectangular plank seatboard, applied sides with shaped profile, and cut-out bootjack supports. Retains its original polychrome painted surface with red, yellow, green, and black designs against a bright tomato red ground, additional stenciled devices. Second half 19th century. 6” H, 13” W, 6” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear. Some crazing and discoloration to paint, possibly an over-varnish.

1246. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED PINE FOOT STOOL, typical form with cut-out supports, rectangular seatboard, and applied sides. Retains an early red, black, and yellow surface with central stenciled floral reserve. Second half 19th century. 7 3/4” H, 18 1/2” L, 8” W. Good overall condition with minor to moderate scattered wear, slightly heavier to top. $200 - $300

$300 - $500

1243. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED WOVEN-SPLINT BASKET, probably ash, large handled form. Retains an early chrome yellowand blue-painted surface. Together with a vintage mohair teddy bear. Two pieces total. 19th century. 12” H, 24 1/2” D (rim). Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear, breaks, and losses. $200 - $300

1245. AMERICAN FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED PATRIOTIC WOODEN FOOT STOOL, rectangular plank seatboard, applied sides with double ogee “cupid’s bow” profile, and cut-out bootjack supports. Retains likely original polychrome surface in red, white, and blue, featuring stenciled spread-wing eagle over “U. S.” Second half 19th century. 8” H, 17 1/4” W, 9 1/4” D. Very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration, slightly heavier to seatboard. Minor crack to seatboard. $200 - $300

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1247. PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED YELLOW PINE FOOT STOOL, plank seatboard, applied sides, and cut-out supports. Retains its original polychrome painted surface featuring a scene with Red Cross nurse reaching out to a mother and children flanked by trees to top, and a fluffle of rabbits and a dog to one side. First quarter 20th century. 8” H, 16” W, 7 3/4” D. Excellent overall condition with very minor scattered wear. Provenance: Greg Kramer & Co., Robesonia, PA. Catalogue Note: See lot 1194 in the present sale for a similar example by the same hand. $200 - $300


1248. COUNTRY FOLK ART PAINT-DECORATED MILKING STOOL, tripod base and plank seat featuring early, possibly original, polychrome landscape with cows. 19th century. 8” H, 13” W, 8 5/8” D. Good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration, heavier to base. $150 - $250

1249. MID-ATLANTIC PAINTED YELLOW PINE FOOT STOOL, typical form with cut-out supports, rectangular seatboard, and applied sides. Retains an early blue- and green-painted surface. Pennsylvania or Virginia. Mid 19th century. 7 3/4” H, 19” L, 7 1/4” W. Good overall condition with minor to moderate scattered wear, slightly heavier to corners of seatboard. Minor scattered cracks. $150 - $250

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1250. VIRGINIA PAINTED WHITE OAK / HICKORY FOOT STOOL, simple plank seatboard raised on splayed shaven legs mortised into battens applied with cut nails to underside of seat. Retains its original blue-/gray-painted surface. Mid 19th century. 9 7/8” H, 14” L, 9 1/4” W.

1252. FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED FOOT STOOL, plank seatboard, applied sides, and cut-out supports, ink inscription “Presented to E. A. Lufkin / Feb. 5 1876 / By W. J. Bowden” to underside. Retains a red, white, and blue painted surface, marked “E. A. Lufkin” to one side. Dated 1876. 8 1/2” H, 16 1/2” L, 8 1/2” W.

Very good overall condition with minor wear, slightly heavier to seatboard.

Good overall visual condition. Painted surface likely with areas of restoration.

$150 - $250

$100 - $200

1251. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED PINE FOOT STOOL, oval plank seatboard, bowed sides, and cut-out bootjack supports. Retains likely original polychrome surface. Mid 19th century. 6 1/4” H, 13 3/4” W, 8 1/2” D.

1253. AMERICAN WALNUT FOOT STOOL, with scrolled sides and supports. Retains an old surface with rich color. Together with an Arts & Crafts quarter-sawn oak example. Two pieces total. First half 20th century. Smaller example 7” H, 12 1/2” W, 7” D.

Good overall condition with moderate areas of wear and discoloration, heavier to sides and base. $100 - $200

Each in very good overall condition with minor wear. $100 - $150


1254. AMERICAN PAINTED PINE FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF TWO, each with cut-out “bootjack” supports. Each retains an early painted surface. 19th century. Larger example 11” H, 17 1/2” W, 7 1/4” D. Each in good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration, heavier to areas. $100 - $200

1256. AMERICAN COUNTRY FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF TWO, comprising an inlaid maple example having alternating walnut and maple banding to the seatboard surrounding a central fabric inset, and wide walnut band to the cutout side skirts, raised on slightly flaring cutout ends; and a red-painted hardwood example having a cut-out handhold to seatboard and plain skirt, raised on four flaring French feet. Each retains its original surface. Second half 19th and first quarter 20th century. 6 1/4” H, 15 1/4” x 8 1/4”; and 7” H, 15” x 8 1/2”.

1258. AMERICAN COUNTRY SOFTWOOD PRAYER STOOLS / BENCHES, LOT OF TWO, each long, narrow seatboard above an applied skirt, raised on cut-out supports, one with a cut-out handhold to seatboard. Together with a later trestle-style example. Refinished surfaces. Three pieces total. Second half 19th century. 8” H, 35” and 47 1/2” L. Very good overall condition, one with some chipping to feet. $100 - $200

Very good condition, inlaid example with slight lifting to area of inlay to top, painted example with some expected wear, primarily to corners. $100 - $200

1255. AMERICAN COUNTRY PAINTED FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF TWO, each with cut-out supports, green example with scalloped sides. Each retains an old painted surface. 19th century. Green example 10” H, 17” W, 10 1/2” D. Each in good overall condition with minor to moderate areas of wear. One support cracked and slightly loose on green example. $100 - $200

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1257. AMERICAN PAINTED FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF TWO, comprising a Fancy example with plank seat having scrolled sides and floral stencil to top, raised on delicate turned legs with chrome-yellow rings and feet; and a country pine example with seat having a cut-out central scroll, raised on canted legs mortised through the top, each having central cut-out six-petal rosette and shaped edges. Each retain its original black-painted surface. Probably Pennsylvania. 7” H, 12” x 6 1/2”; and 8” H, 17” x 8”.

1259. AMERICAN COUNTRY FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF TWO, comprising a green-painted pine example having an unusual shaped seatboard with cut-out handhold, raised on similarly cut-out feet, each having a medial horizontal bead and inner corner brace; and a red-washed poplar and walnut dovetailed Moravian-type example having a molded-edge seatboard raised on splayed, cut-out feet joined with a central serpentine stretcher having a medial heart cutout. Each retains an older, dry surface. Late 18th/early 19th century and second half 19th century. 5 1/2” H, 19 1/2” x 9 1/2”; and 8 1/2” H, 17 1/4” x 7” at feet.

Fancy example in excellent condition, country example with cracks to top and small losses, one rosette lacking a petal.

Good to very good condition. Painted example with moderate wear and small losses to corners. Washed example with expected usage wear, small losses to feet, and short horizontal age crack to stretcher.

$100 - $200

$100 - $200


$150 - $250

1260. AMERICAN COUNTRY PAINTED FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF TWO, comprising a primitive plank example raised on splayed legs with old brown paint over earlier salmon/ bittersweet, and a red-painted example raised on cut-out supports. Second half 19th century. Brown example 6” H, 10” L, 6 1/4” W. Each in good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration, heavier to brown example. $100 - $200

1263. COUNTRY PAINTED MINIATURE FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF TWO, each with stretcher base. Each retains an old painted surface. 19th century. Smaller example 2 3/4” H, 4 1/4” W, 3” D. Each in good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration, heavier to areas. $80 - $120 1266. AMERICAN COUNTRY PAINTED MINIATURE BENCH, the narrow rectangular form with plank seatboard, applied sides, and cut-out supports. Retains an early red-painted surface. Together with a miniature walnut foot stool/bench with through-mortised supports and original varnished surface. Two pieces total. Second half 19th century. Red-painted example 4” H, 10” L, 3” W. Each in very good overall condition with minor wear, slightly heavier to red example.

1261. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED MINIATURE FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF FOUR, smallest example with stenciled heart and floral designs against a black ground. Fourth quarter 19th/first half 20th century. Smallest example 1 1/8” H, 2” W, 1 1/2” D. Each in very good overall condition with minor wear and discoloration.

1264. AMERICAN COUNTRY WOODEN FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF THREE, including two miniature examples, each with refinished surface. Fourth quarter 19th/first quarter 20th century. 4 1/2” H, 8 3/4” W, 5” D.

$150 - $250

Each in good overall condition with moderate wear, cracks to smallest example. $80 - $120

$100 - $150

1262. AMERICAN COUNTRY PAINTED FOOT STOOLS, LOT OF TWO, comprising a primitive plank example raised on splayed legs with old painted surface, and a blue-painted example with oval seatboard raised on cut-out supports. 19th century. Splayed-leg example 8” H, 10 3/4” L, 5 1/2” W. Each in good overall condition with moderate wear and discoloration, heavier to splayed-leg example. $100 - $150

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1267. PENNSYLVANIA FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED CHILD’S BENCH / FOOT STOOL, pine and poplar, in the tramp art style with applied floral devices and stacked elements, marked “BABY / HOWARD / MILTON”. Retains its original polychrome painted surface. Circa 1925. 7” H, 14 1/4” L, 10” D.

1265. AMERICAN PAINTED SMALL BENCH, featuring splayed supports with cut-out foliate design, diagonal braces, and plank seatboard. Retains an old mustard yellow-painted surface over earlier blue. Second half 19th century. 14 1/2” H, 24” W, 11 1/2” D. Good overall condition with moderate areas of wear. Minor cracks and old repairs. Small losses at base.

Good overall condition with minor to moderate scattered wear, heavier to corners of seatboard. Minor scattered cracks. Catalogue Note: The present bench/stool was likely made by Alfred Milton (1887-1971) of Philadelphia, for his infant son Howard William Milton (1923-1996). Alfred was listed as a painter in the 1940 US Federal Census. $100 - $200


1268. COUNTRY PAINTED PINE SMALL BENCH, with cut-out supports and shaped sides. Modern pumpkin-painted surface, possibly constructed of old materials. Second half 20th century. 19” H, 24” W, 12 1/2” D. Excellent overall visual condition with minor wear. $80 - $120

1269. COUNTRY PAINTED TREEN ARTICLES, LOT OF FOUR, comprising four diminutive finely turned examples, each with modern blue-painted surface. Together with a 19th-century miniature covered box with likely painted surface. Five pieces total. 19th century. Largest example 5” HOA. Each in excellent overall visual condition with very minor wear. $100 - $150

1270. COUNTRY PAINTED TREEN ARTICLES, LOT OF THREE, including two chrome yellow examples and a green-painted covered jar, each with modern surface. Together with a 19th-century small covered box with likely original polychrome painted surface. Four pieces total. 19th century. Largest example 7” HOA. Each in excellent overall visual condition. Cover frozen on smaller chrome yellow example.

Good overall condition with moderate areas of wear and discoloration. Some buckling to veneered surfaces.

$100 - $150

$100 - $200

1271. AMERICAN COUNTRY DOMESTIC ARTICLES, LOT OF FIVE, comprising an unpainted large treen sugar bucket/firkin and four painted objects: a piggin, a small firkin, and two measures. Each retains an old surface. 19th century. Large firkin 12” H (rim), 12” D (rim).

1273. AMERICANA / FOLK ART AUCTION / DEALER CATALOGUES, LOT OF 28, primarily single-owner sales including Egan, Esmerian, Feldman, Little, Machmer, Walters, etc. Hard and soft covers. Some with prices realized sheets.

Each in good overall visual condition with scattered minor wear. Small sugar bucket / firkin lacking cover. $100 - $200

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1272. AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED GAMEBOARD, a double-sided example, one having a veneered checkerboard surface, the other an old polychrome painted grid for an unknown game. First quarter 20th century. 10 3/4” SQ.

Very good to excellent condition. $100 - $200


1274. AMERICANA / FOLK ART REFERENCE VOLUMES, LOT OF 29, including Muller, “Soap Hollow - The Furniture and its Makers”; Churchill, “Simple Forms and Vivid Colors: An Exhibition of Maine Painted Furniture, 1800-1850”; and Fabian, “The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest”. Hard and soft covers. Excellent overall condition. $100 - $200

1276. AMERICAN FOLK ART SCULPTURE AND WEATHERVANES REFERENCE VOLUMES, LOT OF 12, including Maresca/Ricco, “American Primitive” and “American Vernacular”; Klamkin, “Wood Carvings”; Kolar/Royer, “Weathervanes - Three Centuries of a Pennsylvania Folk Art Tradition”; and Geismar/Kahn, “Spiritually Moving: A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture”. Hard and soft covers, one with slipcase. Very good to excellent condition. $100 - $150

1275. ASSORTED CAST-IRON AND DOORSTOP REFERENCE VOLUMES, LOT OF TEN, including original National Foundry “Grey Iron Castings For Decorating” trade catalogue; McBride, “A Collector’s Guide To Cast Metal Bookends”; and Moore, “The Penny Bank Book”. Hard and soft covers. $100 - $150

1277. AMERICAN DECOYS REFERENCE VOLUMES, LOT OF 11, including Fleckenstein, “Southern Decoys of Virginia and the Carolinas”, New Jersey Decoys”, and “Shore Bird Decoys”; Carter, “George Boyd - The Shorebird Decoy”; Sotheby’s, “Waterfowl decoys of Dr. James M. McCleery”, 2000; and Levinson/Headley, “Shorebirds: The Birds, the Hunters, the Decoys”. Hard and soft covers. Excellent overall condition. $100 - $150

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White Catalogue Credits Cataloguing: William F. Kimbrough, Jeffrey S. Evans Photography: William H. McGuffin, Adrian Lindamood Catalogue editing: Jeffrey S. Evans, William Kimbrough, Hannah Paulk Photo editing: William H. McGuffin Design and layout: Joel West

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, along with the second half of the Routson collection of rare Gaudy wares. 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, many being from the Elsholz collection; plus more.

41st Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction – Day Two The Important Americana Collection of Barbara M. and the late Charlie Hunter, Staunton, VA Friday, November 19, 2021 at 9:00 am ET Featuring an outstanding selection of folk art, including numerous 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 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. Print Catalogue: A special full-color catalogue for this auction will be available around November 3 for $30 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 spatterware collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ; 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; Civil War and other historical material; 19th century coin silver; Shenandoah Valley and other folk art; textiles; &c.

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

Catalogues The full, detailed catalogues for the above auctions will be available at jeffreysevans.com around November 5.

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