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PLEASE NOTE: BIDDING IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THIS CATALOG. This digital catalog is only for viewing the items included in this auction.

To bid on any items you see in this catalog, visit www.MorphyAuctions.com and click on bidding.


THE SUSQUEHANNA COLLECTION J A N UA R Y 16, 2020


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Terms & Conditions We advise all bidders to read the Terms and Conditions of the Sale before bidding with Dan Morphy Auctions LLC and/or its affiliates Morphy Firearms LLC, and Morphy Auctions, Las Vegas collectively referred to below as MORPHY’S. Those who bid are bound by those Terms and Conditions of the Sale, as amended by any oral announcement or posted notices, which together form the contract of the sale between the successful bidder (purchaser), MORPHY’S and the seller (consignor) of the lot.

TERMS OF SALE

When bidding on any lot offered by MORPHY’S, the bidder indicates acceptance of the following Terms of Sale. Any participation in the auction binds you to agreement of these terms whether or not you read or understand said terms. The Terms in writing contained herein are subject to change without notice and bidder agrees that the most recently published Terms of Sale as published or amended on the website at the beginning of the auction shall apply.

LIMITED GUARANTEE

MORPHY’S makes every effort to accurately describe all items offered in its sales. The descriptions carry a limited guarantee. It is a guarantee to protect you against major discrepancies that would have a major effect upon the value of the item. Under no circumstances do we guarantee against anything less than a major discrepancy that would have less than a major effect upon value. This limited guarantee covers authenticity, major restoration or repair not described, counterfeits, reproductions or major fabrications not disclosed in the description. Examples of what we do not guarantee against, imperfections, slight damages, handling marks, natural imperfections, undisclosed blemishes, finish differences, wood-to-metal fit issues, surface cracks or chips in wood, dings and dents, bore condition, and other similar differences that are inherent in the antiques and collectible industry. All items are sold for display purposes. If electrical, mechanical, or other working parts are inoperable, even if working at the time of sale, we are not liable due to the inherent nature of the age of these antiques and items. It is the bidder’s responsibility (present or absentee bidders) to determine by inspection by themselves or a hired professional the exact condition of each item prior to bidding on the item. Should MORPHY’S deny an authenticity issue dispute of the buyer, and the buyer is not satisfied, the buyer may, at his or her own expense, obtain the written opinion of two mutually agreed upon recognized experts in the field of the disputed item. The final decision of those experts will determine any refund consideration. This limited guarantee is only available to the buyer of record. Please also refer to POST SALE RETURN POLICY at end of terms. Except as stated in the limited guarantee above, MORPHY’S will not be held responsible for typographical errors. Neither we nor the consignor, make any guarantees, warranties, or representation, expressed, or implied, in regard to the property or the correctness of the catalog or other description of the authenticity of authorship, physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibition, literature or historic relevance of the property or otherwise.. It is the bidder’s responsibility to initiate contact with MORPHY’S in request for additional information regarding the items. Submit all questions regarding upcoming auction items at least 48 hours prior to the date of auction. We will make every effort to answer all submitted questions in a timely manner. We will do our best, but cannot promise that questions submitted within 48 hours of the auction date will be answered prior to the auction. The consigner and we make no representation or warranty as to whether the buyer acquires any reproduction rights in the property. All items will be available for preview approximately one (1) month prior to the auction.

TIMING

There will be no options for refunds of any type beyond 35 calendar days from the auction date. Paying late and thus receiving items late will not change the limitation on the dates above for refund consideration. Please also refer to POST SALE RETURN POLICY at end of terms. FIREARMS – All firearms transfers will be in strict accordance with all International, Federal, State and local laws. Be sure to check your country, state and local laws before bidding. If you are unable to import, purchase or own a firearm according to your residency laws, do not bid on these items. If you bid and find out later you cannot legally own/accept delivery, the bid is still a valid contract that the buyer must pay. • Firearms Catalog Designations o A: antique o M: modern (post 1898), Federal Firearms License (FFL) requirements apply o C: curio & relic eligible o N: National Firearms Act / Title II Gun Control Act of 1968 (Class III SOT) requirements apply o D: Destructive Devices o ^:Modern firearm imported from Canada, will have an unassuming marking that contains at least “BV LYNDEN WA” and any of the following not already marked on the firearm: serial number, caliber, country of manufacture, manufacturer name and model. Marking letters are 1/16” tall and just over 0.003” deep. Buyers must consider this in their bidding. Marking will not appear on antique firearms imported from Canada. • Checkout and pickup at our location: o The same person to whom the bidder number is registered must be the person to pick up the firearm(s) at the conclusion of the sale – Federal Law disallows anyone else from accepting the transfer. o Modern firearms sales to non-licensed bidders who are picking up guns at our location will require the completion of a form 4473 background check. o PA auctions only - Handgun purchases also require an additional PICS form/background check for each handgun purchased. This process to fill out forms and obtain a response may take 5-10 minutes. Any applicable state fees associated with these checks will be added to the customer’s invoice. o NV auctions only – If you have a Conceal & Carry permit issued within the last 5 years prior to purchase, you do not need to complete the background check. o If you are “Denied” by FBI / PICS background check you will not be able to take possession of the firearm and the firearm will be consigned to the next available firearm auction. Dealers and Individuals that bid on and win items own the items and are fully responsible for payment within terms regardless of whether the FBI / PICS approves their taking physical possession of the items. MORPHY’S will not cancel the sale due to disapproval for any reason. o If you are appealing a “Denied” decision, we will hold the firearm only if you pay in full. o Licensed bidders, i.e. Federal Firearms licensees or Curios & Relics license holders must present a current signed copy of their license. C&R licensee purchases must conform to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) C&R requirements. (continued...)


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Terms & Conditions • Shipping o PA auctions only - Non-Residents of Pennsylvania may not pickup modern handguns. Any firearms shipped are legally required to be shipped to a BATF licensed FFL dealer within your state of residence for transfer and pickup. You will be responsible for all shipping and transfer costs incurred. o NV auctions only - Non-Residents of Nevada may not pickup modern handguns. o Modern handguns are required to be shipped via FedEx 2-Day Air. o Modern long guns are shipped via FedEx ground to the FFL dealer. o In preparation ahead of an auction or upon paying for the firearm you can contact a licensed dealer to send their FFL to firearms@morphyauctions.com with the paid invoice number notated. o MORPHY’S will not be responsible for exporting modern firearms or any ammunition. Buyer may contact Borderview International Firearm Logistics or another third party provider. Borderview may be contacted prior to bidding for pricing, process and timeline information. • National Firearms Act (NFA) Class 3 Weapons and Destructive Devices (DD) Processing o Dealers: Buyer must provide MORPHY’S with a copy of their active FFL and either their SOT or DD license, whatever applies. Estimated time for processing and approval of the required Form 3 normally takes two months, dealer to dealer via E-File is usually less than a week. o Individuals: Law requires a completed Form 4, or Form 5 for deactivated guns. MORPHY’S will prepare and sign the front of the applicable transfer form, and send to the individual buyer. Individual is responsible for completing requirements for fingerprints, photo, and a fee of $200 per item, as well as completing applicable portions of the reverse side of the form. Estimated time for processing and approval of Form 4 is 6-8 months. o Dealers and Individuals that bid on and win NFA or DD items own the items and are fully responsible for payment within terms regardless of whether the BATF approves their taking physical possession of the items. MORPHY’S will not cancel the sale due to BATF disapproval for any reason. • Long guns will only be sold to persons 18 years of age, or older. Handguns will only be sold to those persons 21 years of age, or older. Dealers are bound by these minimum age requirements. • Since all firearms sold are “collectible” items, MORPHY’S does not test the safety or warrant functionality of these firearms. All firearm purchases should be examined by a certified gunsmith prior to shooting. • MORPHY’S reserves the right to deny the sale of a firearm to any buyer. GOODS MADE FROM OR CONTAINING MATERIALS FROM PROTECTED SPECIES - MORPHY’S does not accept any responsibility or liability for the sale of items containing materials from protected species or for any omission in marking or labeling goods as containing materials from protected species. Such material includes, but is not limited to, ivory from elephants and walruses, tortoise shell, crocodile skin, whalebone, rhinoceros horn, some species of coral and certain woods. Restrictions on the importation, exportation, sale, transfer, and/or possession of goods containing materials from protected species derive from international, federal, and state laws and regulations promulgated thereunder. Laws include, but are not limited to, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered

Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammals Protection Act (MMPA). States currently restricting trade of protected species include, but are not limited to, California, New York and New Jersey. Prospective buyers are on notice that several countries completely prohibit importation of property made, all or in part, of protected materials. Some countries require special permits, such as a CITES permit, from the relevant regulating authority in the countries of exportation and importation as well. Potential buyers intending to import the property into another country should be familiar with the relevant customs laws and regulations prior to bidding on goods containing material from protected species. Regulations may vary as the U.S. generally prohibits importation of articles containing material(s) from species it has designated endangered or threatened if the articles are less than 100 years old, subject to certain exceptions. It shall be the potential buyer’s sole responsibility to research and satisfy the requirements of any laws and regulations that apply to the import and export of property as described in the aforementioned paragraphs. All buyers agree to comply with any and all domestic and international restrictions on the trade of protected species as a condition of the sale. Please note that the ability to obtain an export license or certificate does not ensure the ability to obtain an import license or certificate in another country, and vice versa. It is the buyer’s responsibility to obtain any export or import licenses and/or certificates as well as any other required documentation. MORPHY’S is not able to assist the buyer in attempting to obtain the appropriate licenses and/or certificates, and there is no assurance that an export license or certificate can be obtained. The inability or delay in obtaining permits, licenses or other permissions to import or export goods containing material from protected species will not constitute a basis for rescission or cancellation of the sale of said goods or the delay in payment of purchased items in accordance with these Bidder Terms and Conditions. Grading Scale: Near Mint Plus 97% - 100% Near Mint 90% - 96% Excellent 80% - 89% Very Good 70% - 79% Good Below 70%

BIDDING RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

The auctioneer will determine the highest bidder. The auctioneer alone has the right to reopen the bidding of an item if deemed necessary due to a dispute. If there is a tie bid between the floor and Internet or absentee bid, the floor bid takes precedence. MORPHY’S and its representatives reserve the right to remove those attendees who impede preview and/or the auction. Title to all merchandise shall pass to the highest bidder at the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer. The buyer will then assume all risk and full responsibility of the lot purchased once ownership has changed. We recommend that you arrange insurance for your items immediately upon becoming the highest bidder. MORPHY’S is not responsible for any errors in bids, omissions of bids, or failure to execute bids and shall have no liability to any bidder for any technical or other failure associated with the internet, absentee bidding, or telephone bidding. • ABSENTEE BIDDING - MORPHY’S will accept absentee bids if pre-authorized by mail, fax or through www.morphyauctions. com online. Absentee bidders must use the absentee bid form and clearly mark the lot number, title and maximum bid amount. Absentee bidding forms may be accessed online at www. (continued...)


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Terms & Conditions morphyauctions.com. If there are two (2) identical bids placed on the same item, priority will be given to the first bid received. All bids must be left in increments as explained on our bid form. If a bid is “out of increment,” the auctioneer has the right to round the bid up to the next correct increment. Bidders may preview, register and place bids online through our website, www. morphyauctions.com. Absentee and online bids placed through www.morphyauctions.com will be auto charged to the credit card entered 48 hours after the end of the sale. If you wish to pay by another method please contact us within 48 hours after the sale. Seller(s) agree to allow the Auctioneer to accept and execute absentee bids in a competitive manner for potential buyers and under the MORPHY’S absentee bidding terms and conditions. During the live sale, the auctioneer will execute your absentee bid competitively up to the maximum amount you have indicated. • ONLINE BIDDING - Online bidding through www.morphyauctions. com, Live Auctioneers, Bidsquare, Proxibid, or other bidding platforms may be available; all Terms and Conditions still apply. A surcharge may be added for third party online platforms. Refer to your bidding platform of choice for the final buyer’s premium. If there is a tie bid between the internet bidding venues and the floor, the floor bid takes precedence. If a credit card has been provided to one of the online bidding platforms, MORPHY’S reserves the right to use and charge the credit card if the winning bidder has not paid via another method by the 7 day term in Payment Terms below. Due to our fast paced auctions and bids coming from floor bidders, phone bidders, internet bidders and absentee bids, the auctioneer has the final word on all item(s) sold. You (the bidder) assume the risk of winning an item online and not having the item actually sell to you. This is due to the final call of the auctioneer and the operator not being able to re-open that lot. Online bidders are fully responsible for accidental bidding as if they bid normally. • BID RESULTS – MORPHY’S will only contact successful bidders. Please allow 24-48 hours post auction to receive your official invoice from MORPHY’S. The invoice will include item, hammer price, premium, packing and handling, shipping, insurance, and any other charges that apply. Please hold phone inquiries regarding bid success until after receiving your invoice. For verifications, MORPHY’S cannot provide winning bid information until the second business day after the auction. MORPHY’S will not provide bidder information to any outside sources. • TELEPHONE BIDDING - Requests for phone lines must be received at least three (3) days prior to the auction date. MORPHY’S cannot guarantee phone lines but will make every attempt to accommodate those who wish to participate through that method. Phone lines are provided on a first come first served basis. Please visit www.morphyauctions.com or call 877-968-8880 to request a call from our representatives during the live auction.

BID INCREMENTS

Bid increments listed are a general guideline. Actual increments are at the auctioneer’s discretion. If a lot does not receive a bid of 50% of the low estimate, the lot will be passed by the auctioneer. $0 - $500…................$25 $500 - $1,000….........$50 $1,000 - $2,000…......$100 $2,000 - $5,000…......$250 $5,000 - $10,000....…$500 $10,000 +…............... Auctioneer’s discretion

RESERVES

The majority of our items are unreserved, but occasionally items may carry a moderate reserve. Please note that when a lot carries a reserve, the reserve is usually somewhere below our low estimate. In the case of a reserved item, the seller has authorized the auctioneer to bid on their behalf until the reserve price is reached.

BUYER’S PREMIUM

A 20% buyer’s premium will be added to all successful bids and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase cost. A 3% merchant fee is also automatically applied to all invoices but can be discounted upon payment by cash, check, money order or wire transfer that is received within 7 days from the receipt of the invoice. If the type of payment is split, invoice will reflect the 3% charge for merchant fees on the entire invoice. In addition, a surcharge will be added for certain third party online bidding platforms the bidder utilizes. Refer to your bidding platform of choice for the final buyer’s premium.

SALES TAX

Lots delivered to you, or your representative are subject to all applicable state and local taxes, unless appropriate permits are on file with MORPHY’S. Bidder agrees to pay MORPHY’S the actual amount of tax due in the event that sales tax is not properly collected due to: 1) an expired, inaccurate, or inappropriate tax certificate or declaration, 2) an incorrect interpretation of the applicable statute, 3) or any other reason. The appropriate form or certificate must be on file at and verified by MORPHY’S five days prior to Auction, or tax must be paid; only if such form or certificate is received by MORPHY’S within 4 days after the Auction can a refund of tax paid be made. Lots from different auctions may not be aggregated for sales tax purposes.

PAYMENT, INTEREST & STORAGE FEES

Any invoice totaling more than $100,000 must be paid within three (3) days. All other merchandise must be paid in full within seven (7) days of the date of the invoice. Payments can be made by going to your account online at www.morphyauctions.com, call 877-968-8880 or mail payment to: Dan Morphy Auctions LLC 2000 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517. Interest will be charged on all balances not paid at the rate of 1-1/2% monthly (18% APR) effective 30 days from the invoice date. All goods not retrieved by Buyer within 30 days after the invoice date, shall be subject to a storage fee of $50 per regular sized item per month or $100 per oversized item per month. Buyer authorizes MORPHY’s to sell, at their standard commission and consignment contract terms, any goods not retrieved after a 90 day period in any manner deemed appropriate by MORPHY’s and the proceeds will be applied to any outstanding balance due from the buyer. Invoices will be auto charged to the credit card on file within 48 hours after the end of the sale. If you wish to pay by another method please contact us within 48 hours after the sale. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, personal checks, certified checks, wire transfers, money orders, and cash. • CREDIT CARD – If a credit card is used as any form of total payment, invoice will reflect a 3% surcharge on the entire invoice. This charge is automatically added, but will be discounted if payment is received by cash, check, money order or wire transfer. • CHECK - There will be a $30.00 service charge for returned checks. Make checks payable to: Dan Morphy Auctions LLC. MORPHY’S reserves the right to hold items paid for by personal or company check until said check clears (14 days). MORPHY’S has the right to (continued...)


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Terms & Conditions hold all checks over $2,000. Customers who have an established successful buying history with MORPHY’S may be exempt from this requirement. We will accept a personal or company check >$2,000 from a first time buyer if you provide a Bank Letter of Credit, available on our website, www.morphyauctions.com. • WIRE TRANSFERS – There will be a $30 charge added to all wire transfers less than $2,000. Please add this amount to your invoice total before sending a wire transfer. In the few situations where a successful bidder does not remit payment when due, MORPHY’S will proceed with the legal steps necessary to protect its interests and will block the bidder from future auction participation.

PACKING/SHIPPING

• It is the bidder’s responsibility to take shipping, handling, and insurance costs into consideration when bidding on items. • BIDDERS PRESENT AND TAKING ITEMS AFTER AUCTION – Since item liability transfers upon a successful bid, items paid for must be packed, transported and/or removed by the buyer at his/her own risk after the close of the sale. We recommend that you arrange insurance for your items immediately upon becoming the highest bidder. If any employee or agent of MORPHY’S shall pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk and responsibility and expense of the buyer. MORPHY’S shall not be held liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by the said agent or employee. • ITEMS NOT PICKED UP THE DAY OF THE SALE – Packaging, shipping, and insurance on all items that MORPHY’S accepts for shipment to locations that can accept shipments will be made available as an added courtesy and at an additional cost. We recommend that you arrange insurance for your items immediately upon becoming the highest bidder. All applicable charges will be applied to the invoice. Shipping will be based on actual costs via FedEx, USPS, or other carriers required based upon the contents of the shipment. Packaging and insurance will vary in cost depending on the items on each invoice. All packages will be shipped with insurance. Standard items packed internally by MORPHY’s will ship approximately seven to fourteen (7-14) business days after payment is received. Oversize and breakable items, which MORPHY’S will indicate on the invoice will ship based upon the buyer’s arrangement with a 3rd party shipper. MORPHY’s cannot combine standard item shipments with oversize and breakable item shipments. If any employee or agent of MORPHY’S shall pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk and responsibility and expense of the buyer. MORPHY’S shall not be held liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by the said agent or employee. • SHIPPING TERMS - MORPHY’S will ship items to the buyer at the listed address via FedEx or other carriers, FOB Denver, Pennsylvania or FOB other auction locations. Any risk of loss or damage to the item(s) during transit via FedEx, or any other carrier, in excess of the insurance provided by or purchased from MORPHY’S, is at the risk of the buyer. Any additional insurance coverage should be purchased by the buyer through the carrier. Buyer releases MORPHY’s from any and all claims for loss or damage to any item during transit and agrees to pay all costs of defense, including attorney’s fees, for any claims brought against MORPHY’S for loss or damage occurring during transit. • INSURANCE - Shipping insurance is automatically added, which you can decline by contacting us and providing a signed waiver of insurance form. Insurance for all 3rd party shipments must be arranged through that carrier. Insurance provided or purchased

through MORPHY’s applies only to shipments to the United States and Canada. Buyers must purchase their own insurance for shipments to other countries. • INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS – MORPHY’S welcomes our international customers. MOPRHY’S can provide upon request a complete process and set of recommended company contacts with whom the Buyer can work to understand the steps, timing, and cost to acquire items at auction. It shall be the potential buyer’s sole responsibility to research and satisfy the requirements of any laws and regulations that apply to the import and export of property and for paying all shipping costs, customs and duties on the items. By law, MORPHY’S cannot, and will not, declare lesser values for any international purchases and all shipments will include the invoice with purchase totals including the buyer’s premium and shipping cost. • 3RD PARTY SHIPPING of OVERSIZE ITEMS – Buyers will need to either pick up the items personally or arrange a 3rd party shipping service for oversize items. As a general guideline, the following will indicate which packages apply, as they are of a certain weight, length, or dimensional size. ∙ Dimensional size is length (the longest measurement) + (height x 2) + (width x 2). For example a 36” x 36” x 12” package = 36 + (36 x2) + (12 x 2) = 132” ∙ USA home shipments must be <70 lbs. and <108” length and <165” dimensional size ∙ USA business shipments must be <150 lbs. and <108” length and <165” dimensional size ∙ International shipments must be <150 lbs. and <108” length and <130” dimensional size ∙ There may be certain shipments that meet these requirements that will still require 3rd party shipping, and we will communicate the reason in those cases. • 3RD PARTY SHIPPING OF BREAKABLE ITEMS - MORPHY’S reserves the right to choose items and orders that it will pack, ship, and/or insure directly using our shipping department. Those items that MORPHY’S will not ship will require that the buyer either pick up the items personally or arrange a 3rd party shipping service. Examples of items that may apply after determination by our shipping department include but are not limited to: items with neon of any type (working or non-working), all glass display cases of any size; coin-operated, arcade and vending items with fragile parts and/or glass; signs with parts or protrusions beyond the main body of the sign, oversized vases (guideline – larger than fit in a 20” x 20” x 40” box), high value lamps and glass of all sizes, high value artwork including but not limited to paintings, statuary, sculpture, figurines, dioramas, and other intricate items; and items subject to impact by moisture and known handling issues in the supply chain. Under no circumstances will MORPHY’S be responsible for shipping damage to picture frames of any kind. • For any buyers who wish to arrange for their own shipping, MORPHY’S must be notified at least seven (7) days prior to arrival of the shipping company name, arrival date and time. Pickup must be scheduled to begin and end within our normal business hours (9am – 4pm weekdays). Buyers must arrange weekend pickups in advance with MORPHY’S staff, and additional charges may be necessary for overtime. All 3rd party shippers must arrive with a copy of the invoice.

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Terms & Conditions AGREEMENT REGARDING GOVERNING LAW, VENUE, AND LEGAL RIGHTS

I hereby understand and agree that any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to MORPHY’S Bidder Terms & Conditions, which includes this provision (hereafter referred to as “Terms & Conditions”), MORPHY’S, or the breach thereof (hereafter referred to as “Claims”), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. I hereby irrevocably submit to the personal jurisdiction of the appropriate court in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to the Claims and their enforcement, and I agree that any and all Claims must be adjudicated, heard, determined, and resolved in said court, and I hereby irrevocably waive any objection on the ground that any such action or proceeding in said court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. MORPHY’S failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms & Conditions or any other legal rights, shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms & Conditions by MORPHY’S must be made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of MORPHY’S specifically referencing the provision(s) contained within the Terms & Conditions to be waived. Headings used in the Terms & Conditions are for convenience only and are not to be relied upon. If any provision of the Terms & Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms & Conditions shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms & Conditions will inure to the benefit of, and are intended to be, enforceable by MORPHY’S, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, members, directors, officers, and licensees. There are no third party beneficiaries to these Terms & Conditions; a person or entity who is not a party or signatory to these Terms & Conditions has no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to rely upon or enforce any term or provision of these Terms & Conditions.

POST SALE RETURN POLICY

MORPHY’S engages knowledgeable experts to provide catalog descriptions on the merchandise we sell. Every effort is made to ensure those descriptions are accurate and that they fully disclose any exceptions to condition. Any buyer who has made their payment within the due date of 7 calendar days who wishes to report a problem must notify MORPHY’S within three calendar (3) days of receipt of their purchased item. Buyers who have not made their payment within the due date of 7 days may not return any items under any circumstances. No lots purchased by floor bidders (including those bidders acting as agents for others) may be returned. Please refer to MORPHY’S limited guarantee herein. A Return Authorization Number (RA#) must be issued by MORPHY’S before you ship anything back to our address. Any items arriving without a return authorization will not be given a refund. The item in question must be shipped with the RA# on the outside and inside of the package, with full insurance, so it arrives at MORPHY’S within one week of the aforementioned authorization. PRIVACY TO REVIEW OUR PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE VISIT WWW.MORPHYAUCTIONS.COM/PRIVACY-POLICY All rights reserved. Entire contents copyright 2018, Dan Morphy Auctions LLC. Copyright includes, but is not limited to, print media, microform and electronic media, such as CD-ROMS and online computer services.

Please see www.MorphyAuctions.com to review a complete and most current list of terms and conditions. All rights reserved. Entire contents copyright 2018, Dan Morphy Auctions LLC. Copyright includes, but is not limited to, print media, microform and electronic media, such as CD-ROMS and online computer services.

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AUCTION Details APPROXIMATE AUCTION TIMES

Auctioneer sells approximately 80-100 lots per hour.

THURSDAY LOTS 1,001 - 1,080 10:00 AM 1,081 - 1,160 11:00 AM 1,161 - 1,220 12:00 PM

AUCTION LOCATION: GALLERY IS OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

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Morphy Auctions will not be held responsible

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The Susquehanna Collection is an impressive assortment of furniture, decorative and fine arts,

Kentucky long rifles, powder horns and accoutrements that have been thoughtfully acquired over the course of over forty years. This early Collection celebrates the talented artisans of the region of the Susquehanna River and adjacent communities of the 18th century. It was quietly assembled with a passion for illustrating the broad sweep of craftsmanship evident in the area and includes both furniture of the highest quality and superbly made everyday objects. The owner has decided it is time for others to enjoy the Collection and has provided an opportunity to acquire objects that rarely appear in the public marketplace. Morphy Auctions is pleased and honored to have been chosen to present The Susquehanna Collection to our clients.


Morphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auctions would like to thank Lisa Minardi, Executive Director of Historic Trappe and

the new Center for Pennsylvania German Studies for her assistance in cataloging the fractur in The Susquehanna Collection. Please join Morphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in supporting these worthy institutions.


JANUARY 16, 2020 Thursday Session | Auction Starts at 10:00am

LOTS: 1,001 - 1,220 Items on Display Approximately 4 weeks prior to Auction Date. Please Call to Confirm.

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm Sunday, January 12 9:00am - 2:00pm Auction Day Preview Begins at 8:00am

∙ 20% BUYER’S PREMIUM ∙ PROV IDED C ERTAI N C ONDI TION S ARE M E T

AUCTIONEERS: Dan Morphy

DIVISION CONSULTANTS: David M. Geiger

Kelly Kinzle

Arms & Armor Specialist

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1001 - (A) CARVED AND BONE INLAID FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED ON LOCK AND BARREL JOHN NITCHMAN Manufacturer: John Nitchman Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .49 Rifled Barrel Length: 45 - 1/4” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is an excellent example of early Americana by an extremely scarce maker. Not much information is known about John Nitchman, although Joe Kindig, Jr. reported that Nitchman worked in Beavertown, near Dillsburg, in York County, Pennsylvania. It is believed that Nitchman apprenticed under George Eister and this rifle shows many similar features and a great deal of Eister influence. Similar details include the end of the patchbox door, which is cast as part of the buttplate, the style and design of the patchbox and finial, the sideplate design and engraving, the long toeplate, and design of the patchbox release button. The architecture of this rifle and buttstock profile are also similar to George Eister’s rifles. The rifle has a deeply rifled, full octagonal barrel with a decorated brass and silver front sight and a notched iron rear sight. An inlaid brass plaque on the top flat is inscribed “John Nitchman”. The handmade lock has beveled edges and detailed engraving around the molding at the tail, as well as single borders engraved around the lockplate. It is inscribed in the center “John Nichman”. Rifle has double set triggers and ornate brass furniture including a four piece patchbox, the lid and pierced finial are brass, and engraved with ‘C’ scrolls and other designs. The patchbox surrounds are of inlaid bone and retain a pleasing honey patina. The sideplate is very similar to those observed on Eister rifles and is engraved with foliate scrolls. Behind the ramrod entry ferrule there is an engraved shell extension inlaid in brass. There are a total of 13 silver inlays, all engraved. The long toeplate has two piercings and is engraved with foliate scrolls. There is a heart inlaid on each side of the wrist behind the lock and sideplate, a small oval wrist escutcheon inscribed “JW”, a crescent moon engraved with floral designs above the cheekpiece, engraved eight point stars around both sides of the rearmost brass barrel key, and inlaid silver diamonds around the remainder of the barrel keys. The rifle has a partially figured maple stock of York County form with incised designs around the barrel tang, scrolls on both sides of the wrist, and floral ‘C’ scrolls behind the cheekpiece. The rifle is complete with a brass tipped original wooden ramrod with its original steel tip on the opposite end. CONDITION: Barrel retains a mottled brown patina. Signature is excellent. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a freckled, grey patina with some light corrosion and a clean signature. Lock functions properly. Brass is lightly polished and now retains a light mustard patina. Furniture shows some wear, scattered marks, and some denting to toeplate. Stock shows some wear and scattered marks from use. One area of heavier wear on cheekpiece molding and one piece replaced between lock and barrel tang. A very nice, signed York County rifle by a rare maker. 10,000 - 20,000

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1002 - (A) FINE AND EARLY RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED J.P. BECK. Manufacturer: J.P. Beck Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .57 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 45” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is featured on page 44 of “The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle, a Lancaster Legend” by Donald Heckert, J. Wayne and Vaughn. At the time, it was in the Donald Vaughn Collection. J.P. Beck was a prolific maker born in 1751, who worked in Lebanon Township, Lancaster County until his death in 1811. The rifle has a full-length octagon barrel with sights mounted on top and partially visible signature towards the breech. The flat lockplate is stamped “UNITED / STATES” at the tail with traces of what were probably “Ketland” markings in the center. The rifle has a buttplate measuring 2”, dating it between 1775 and 1785. The brass four-piece patchbox was added during the period, when the original sliding wooden patchbox was probably broken or lost. The patchbox is engraved with Pennsylvania German tulips, flowers, and scrolls. A toeplate with patchbox release was also added at this time, perhaps by Beck. Classic early brass Beck sideplate and triggerguard. Full-length partially figured maple stock of classic early Lebanon form with high-relief cheekpiece. Relief panels around lock and sideplate terminate with a teardrop in the back. Carved with Beck’s classic relief scrolls around barrel tang and on both sides of the cheekpiece. There are also relief moldings along both sides of the forend. Later wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina, tang screw a replacement. Lock is possibly a second lock and has been reconverted to flintlock configuration, retains applied blued/brown finish. Brass retains a pleasing unpolished dark mustard patina and shows some wear and minor marks. Stock very good with no restoration. Some minor wear to carving, scattered age cracks and marks from use. One area of minor loss above front of lockplate and a few thin slivers missing along forend. Retains much original finish in protected areas. A very early and attractive signed relief-carved Beck rifle. 20,000 - 40,000

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1003 - (A) FINE BERKS COUNTY SWIVEL BREECH FLINTLOCK RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO ADAM ANGSTADT. Manufacturer: Adam Angstadt Model: Flintlock Swivel Breech Caliber/Bore: .50 Rifled Barrel Length: 37 - 3/4” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is still accompanied by its silver award plaque from the Kentucky Rifle Association when it won the award for the “Best Inlaid Rifle” in 1992. Adam Angstadt was born in Berks County in 1738. He is listed in “Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot Index” in recognition for his service during the Revolutionary War. He remained on the tax records in Rockland Township through the 1780’s listed as a gunsmith and clock maker. It is presumed that he died in 1812 at the age of 74. The rifle features twin octagon rifled barrels, both with brass front sights and iron rear sights. Both barrels have breeches complete with pans and frizzens, facing in opposite directions. Between the barrels on both sides are long strips of highly figured maple, one side with five unengraved silver inlays, the other with ramrod ferrules and a wooden ramrod. There is a brass strip at the muzzle on both sides, imitating a nose cap. The flat lockplate on the right side has beveled edges and the rifle is fitted with a set trigger. To release the barrels and allow them to swivel, the trigger guard bow must be pulled at the front. There is a brass sideplate on the opposite side of the lock. The rifle has an ornate, pierced and engraved four piece patching, as well as an unengraved comb wearplate, and an ornate inlaid and engraved brass pick holder and cheekpiece guard. There are three silver inlays behind the barrel tang, the wrist escutcheon is surround by brass pins. There are small brass stars inlaid on both sides of the wrist and a teardrop shaped silver inlay on the toe, following a plain brass toeplate. On the left side, there is a pierced silver star inlaid above the cheekpiece and two crescent strips of brass, one engraved, closely mirroring the shape of the buttplate, along with a silver six point star.The highly figured maple buttstock is of classic Roman nose Berks County form. CONDITION: Barrels retains a spotted brown patina, showing some edge wear. Both locks have been professionally reconverted to flintlock configuration. Brass retains a mellowing mustard patina. Mechanism functions properly. Stock shows a professionally repaired break through the lock and sideplate with some slivers replaced. A small piece has been replaced at the toe as well as a small piece on the right side of the forestock. Otherwise, there is some wear and scattered marks. Also a couple slivers replaced around the frizzed springs on both sides. This is a scarce and very well decorated example of a Berks County rifle. 12,000 - 25,000

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1004 - (A) FINE AND EARLY PATCHBOXED FLINTLOCK FOWLER ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE FAINOT. Manufacturer: George F. Fainot, Attributed Model: Flintlock Kentucky Fowler Caliber/Bore: .64 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 60 - 1/4” FFL Status: Antique

This fowler is featured on page 202 as number KF3 of “Flintlock Fowlers, The First Guns Made in America” by Tom Grinslade. It hung on the wall of the Max Hess department store in Allentown, Pennsylvania for many years before it was acquired by Don Newcomer. This fine patchboxed fowler dates circa 1780-1790 and is attributed to George Frederick Fainot because of his trademark sideplate, which shows French influence. Fainot was a French immigrant who was trained in Europe before working in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was born in France in 1728 near the Swiss border and originally immigrated to Quebec, Canada. He later moved to the Hudson Valley before he arrived in Lancaster in 1770 and worked for about 40 years on North Queen St. In 1779, he supplied rifles to the Continental Army, according to “The Lancaster Long Rifle” by Hornberger and Kolar, where another similar example with a nearly identical patchbox is shown on pages 28 and 29. The long tapered round barrel has sights mounted on top and a partial top flat, appears to be of American manufacture. The flat lockplate has a single line border and is inscribed “Ketland” in the center and “UNITED / STATES” at the tail. The brass furniture includes a buttplate with a four stage tang, a trigger guard in the French style with an acorn finial, brass ramrod ferrules, and rounded sideplate showing French influence. Full length walnut stock of European form with wrist extending into butt. Relief carved panels around lock, sideplate, and more ornate shell carving around ramrod entry ferrule, and behind barrel tang. Other than the architecture, the carving is more reminiscent of his work in the Hudson Valley. There is an engraved, horizontally-hinged patchbox with the lid surrounded completely. Complete with a wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina, heavy in some areas, some corrosion at breech. Possibly its second lock, but in original flintlock configuration with some pitting in the center. Brass retains a mellow mustard patina and shows some scattered marks and wear. Stock retains much of its dark early finish with about 25” of forend professionally restored, as well as a 9” sliver in front of the sideplate on the left side. On the opposite side there is evidence of an old butterfly repair, which is now reinforced and stabilized. Otherwise, a minor chip missing behind barrel tang and some age cracks and scattered marks from use. An exceptionally nice and early fowler with attractive form and a tremendously long barrel. 12,000 - 25,000

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1005 - (A) RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE WITH WOODEN PATCHBOX, ATTRIBUTED TO BERKS COUNTY Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .65 Rifled Barrel Length: 50 - 3/4” FFL Status: Antique This early Berks County rifle is pictured as ‘Rifle 3’ in Chapter 1 of “The Kentucky Rifle” by Merrill Lindsay. It is also featured on pages 114 and 115 as no. 26 in “Rifles of Colonial America: Volume I” by George Shumway. This early rifle has a buttplate that measures about 2” across, including the patchbox lid. The full length, long, octagon barrel is swamped at the muzzle. Barrel is heavily rifled. There is a small brass front sight and a notched rear sight mounted on the top flat. The flat lockplate has a molded edge and is unmarked. The brass furniture includes an early trigger guard with faceted bow and front tang, reinforced on the back tang with a screw in the early style. Buttplate is nearly straight across the back, which dates this rifle to about 1780. Brass buttplate has a faceted tang. Sliding wooden patchbox terminates in the front at a point and has a deep, incised, clover-shaped design at the back. The rifle has no toeplate and the brass sideplate has beveled edges. The full length, partially figured, maple stock is of the early Berks County form with a Roman nose buttstock, with wrist extending into it. There are long, carved relief panels along the lock and sideplate, terminating in an arrow at the back. This carving also surrounds the ramrod entry ferrule and the barrel tang. Within the arrows there are also small incised ‘C’ designs. The left side of the buttstock features a molded cheekpiece with foliate scrolls in relief on both sides. Rifle is complete with its original wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a light brown patina with some darker spotting and some corrosion around touch hole. Rifle appears to be in its original flintlock configuration. One lock retaining screw is stripped but present. Brass furniture retains a dark mustard patina. Stock shows much dark, original finish with a more recent coat of finish on top. There are a couple minor slivers replaced around barrel tang and a minor chip replaced at the toe. Patchbox lid is original and shows wear, scattered marks, and an age crack. Carving shows some wear, especially around ramrod entry ferrule. Some pieces along forend have been professionally replaced on both sides but have been blended to match. This is a very attractive and early American rifle. 7,500 - 15,000

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1006 - (A) VERY EARLY LEHIGH RIFLE SIGNED ON PATCHBOX P. KUNTZ. Manufacturer: Peter Kuntz Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .56 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 46 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique Although no documented proof currently exists, some believe that Peter Kuntz, Sr. was formally trained as a gunsmith and worked in the trade during the Revolutionary War and about a decade after. Peter Kuntz, Sr. died in 1846 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania at the age of 89. There are less than a handful of surviving examples of his work, which are very similar to this one. This rifle was probably made in the last quarter of the 18th century and the rifle shows strong characteristics of both Lehigh and Bucks Counties. The full length, octagonal barrel is unsigned and features a brass front sight and a notched iron rear sight centered on the block, which is a typical Lehigh County feature. The flat lock is unmarked and has a molded border towards the tail. The brass furniture includes a four piece patchbox with crudely engraved designs and borders. The lid is inscribed “P. Kunz”. The sideplate is in the Bucks County style and has beveled edges The trigger guard is similar to those seen on the work of Moravian gunsmith William Antes. It terminates at the rear tang in a thumbnail design and is retained at the back with a screw. The ramrod entry ferrule is of Bucks County form with a long extension with engraved designs. The highly figured maple stock is of classic early Lehigh Valley form and features incised panels around the lock and sideplate, terminating in the back in a Fleur-de-Lis. There are relief and incised designs on both sides of the wrist around the comb and behind the long, molded cheekpiece, which shows heavy Bucks County influence. There are incised moldings on both sides of the forearm consistent with Bucks County. Complete with a replaced period ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel shows a mostly heavy, brown patina with corrosion at the breech. Barrel has been reconverted as well as the replaced lock. Brass furniture retains a very dark patina. Sideplate, patchbox surrounds, and nosecap are professional replacements and are very well matched. The patchbox lid has a braised repair towards the hinge, only visible from the inside. Stock shows much of its original finish with some pieces replaced around the lock and a piece between the lock and the barrel tang. The carving shows some wear and there are some scattered marks from use. The forend shows some splinters replaced on both sides. A very interesting rifle with strong characteristics, both Lehigh and Bucks Counties. 5,000 - 8,000

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1007 - (A) RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL ATTRIBUTED TO FREDERICK SELL Manufacturer: Frederick Sell, Attributed Model: Flintlock Kentucky Pistol Caliber/Bore: .68 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 7” FFL Status: Antique Frederick Sell was born in 1781 and died in 1869. He worked in York County, Pennsylvania. The late Joe Kindig, Jr. regarded Frederick Sell as one of the most important gunsmiths of the “Golden Age”. This attractive pistol, although unsigned, is clearly the work of Frederick Sell, as it has his signature relief-scroll carving surrounding the barrel tang. Also, the finely engraved triggerguard finial is indicative of his style. The pistol has a round, smoothbore iron barrel with partially visible British proofs on the left side of the breech and “LONDON” stamped on the top, surrounded by a classic English border, a brass blade sight is dovetailed in near the muzzle. The flat lockplate is marked “KETLAND/& Co.” in the center and features single engraved line borders. Brass furniture includes an oval wrist escutcheon, pommel cap, nosecap, single ramrod ferrule, two piece sideplate and triggerguard. Plain maple stock with shaped relief-carved panels around lock and sideplate and relief scroll carving around barrel tang. Complete with brass tipped wooden ramrod with iron worm at tip. CONDITION: Barrel retains a grey patina showing some minor freckling. Lock retains a matching patina and appears to be in its original flintlock configuration. Cock was broken and neck is repaired, small crack on post. Brass retains a mellow patina with crisp engraving, back of triggerguard tang has a period break and repair. Stock very good and retaining a dark period finish, some scattered marks and a minor chip behind triggerguard tang. Some finish loss to high edges. A very attractive York pistol in untouched condition. 4,000 - 8,000

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1008 - LARGE ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF JACOB STRUBLE. This well known powder horn is shown in color on a two page spread on pages 148 and 149 of “Folk Art of Early America, The Engraved Powder Horn” by Jim Dresslar. The horn is also shown on the front cover of “American Engraved Powder Horns: The Golden Age” by John S. Dumont. It is also shown on the frontispiece and as number 45 on page 40. Finally, it is shown in the soft bound publication of the collection of James. E. Routh, Jr. for the Georgia Museum in March of 2000. This folk art engraved powder horn has a curved body of 18” overall and depicts farm animals, houses, a church, a farm hand, fowl, and a fortification. In front of the engraved inscription there is a bust of a woman followed the the busts of seven men. A plain edge proceeds the recessed spout section, which is partially faceted and features two relief rings. The inscription on the horn read “JACOB STRUBLE’S HORN”. The slightly convex wooden plug has a hand forged iron staple in the center and the plug is inscribed “I*S”, presumably for Jacob Struble. CONDITION: The horn retains a dark pleasing honey patina, showing wear from carrying and a few scattered marks. There are a couple of minor spots of insect damage. Some age cracks at the spout. The top relief ring shows some chipping, which is now smooth with age. There is some minor chipping around the wooden plug at the base. A most attractive and well documented folk art powder horn. PROVENANCE: Ex. John S. Dumont, James Routh, Jr. 7,000 - 10,000

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1009 - IMPORTANT AND DOCUMENTED ENGRAVED NEW YORK POWDER HORN OF FRIETRICH LEPPERT. This very well documented powder horn is pictured on pages 196-197 of “Folk Art of Early America, The Engraved Powder Horn” by Jim Dresslar. It is also shown in “Engraved Powder Horns from the Collection of James E. Routh, Jr.” from the exhibition in the Georgia Museum in March of 2000. The powder horn measures about 17” in length with a tapered body and bulbous spout section with a large relief ring at the tip. There is another relief ring closer to the engraved section. The engraved portion has a scalloped edge and depicts folk art Germanic designs including a man smoking a long pipe, a Georgian house, foliate and floral motifs and scrolls, a ring near the top in inscribed “FRIETRICH LEPPERT 1782”. The neatly engraved eight-line inscription is entirely in German and translates to “When mine hour has come I shall go my way to Lord Jesus Christ. He will not allow my soul, which I entrust to His keeping, to go unaccompanied on my last journey”. The convex wooden plug retains an early coat of red paint and is inscribed with a large “M” in the center. There is a horn flange for sling attachment, which is decorated with a scalloped edge. It is also believed that Frietrich Leppert was also the engraver of this horn, as another example in this sale is done by the same hand and is also dated 1782 and signed “FL”. The names of both men on the horns appear on the roster of the Tryon County Militia 1st Regiment. Both fought in the Herkimer’s Battle in 1777, also known as the Battle of Oriskany, named for the swampy creek flowing into the Mohawk River six miles below Fort Stanwicks. The horn is complete with a file of information, including a handwritten note signed by Jim Routh, dated 1986; information on Leppert; copies of books listing him in the New York Revolutionary War records; a handwritten letter from Walter O’Connor discussing the three known horns engraved by Frietrich Leppert; and copies of a book showing that Leppert and Schreibber are both listed as prisoners of war during the Revolution and listing them both as members of Camp Bell’s regiment of the Tryon County Militia. PROVENANCE: Ex James E. Routh, Jr. Collection. 25,000 - 50,000

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1010 - SET OF FOUR NEW CHAIRS BY GEORGE NAKASHIMA Four side chairs by George Nakashima, cherry with hickory spindles. Provenance: Martin 1988, Modern Gallery 2014. 10,000 - 20,000

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1011 - GEORGE NAKASHIMA FRENCHMAN’S COVE II DINING TABLE Each: 36” x 18 - 1/4” x 19”. American black walnut. Two book-matched boards, with three rosewood butterflies and free-form edge with a trestle base. Provenance: Murayama 1972. Modern Gallery, Philadelphia, 2014. 20,000 - 40,000

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1012 - PAIR OF GEORGE NAKASHIMA NEW ARMCHAIRS A pair of George Nakashima new chairs with arms, cherry with hickory spindles. Provenance: Martin 1985 & 1986, Moderne Gallery, Philadelphia, 2014. 10,000 - 20,000

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1013 - CHIPPENDALE CARVED WALNUT DRESSING TABLE. LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1780. 29 - 1/2” x 38 - 1/2” x 24”. A rectangular molded top over a conforming case of one long drawer over two small drawers centering an elaborately shell carved drawer with applied vines with leaves. Framed by fluted quarter columns and with an exceptional carved scalloped skirt. It is supported on cabriole legs terminating in ball and claw feet with acanthus leaf carved knees. CONDITION: Appears to retain some of the original button and bow brasses and escutcheons. The applied foliated vines on the center drawer front have been restored. Top reset and 1 - 1/2” piece added to back of top. Side molding under top replaced. Long drawer reconstructed. One rear knee block replaced. Exceptional carving and a fine Lancaster example. 10,000 - 30,000

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1014 - QUEEN ANNE DESK AND BOOKCASE. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1750. 84” x 42” x 25”. A broken-arch scrolled bonnet top over an applied carved shell with foliage over two arched mirrored doors. The bookcase with shelves and a row of pigeon holes over small drawers with two candle slides. A fall board encloses the writing area with a shell carved prospect door flanked by columnar document drawers, two shell carved drawers to each side over pigeon holes and small drawers of amphitheater design. There are three short drawers over three lip-molded long drawers in the base on ogee bracket feet. The secretary is part of a very small group of surviving Philadelphia examples of the period, of which one at Kenmore in Fredericksburg, Virginia appears to be by the same hand. The cabinet maker has been identified as probably Samuel Harding. CONDITION: The piece retains traces of an early finish throughout. Feet replaced, waist molding replaced. Brasses and finials replaced. Lowest drawer has added interior board to prevent warping. Mirrors re-silvered. Other minor repairs. The top has poplar back boards, the base has pine back boards, but the interior drawer construction of both top and bottom are identical. The secretary represents the full development of the Queen Anne style in the Philadelphia school. Provenance: Joe Kindig Antiques 20,000 - 50,000

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1015 - QUEEN ANNE EASY CHAIR. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. CIRCA 1740. 47 - 1/2” x 34 - 1/2” x 26”. Easy chair with a flat arched crest rail over horizontally and vertically rolled arms on a flat balloon seat. Tall cabriole legs that terminate in pad feet with block and turned stretchers. The rear legs are a continuation of the rear stiles in maple and the front legs and stretchers are of walnut. There are very few examples of Boston chairs of this specific form. CONDITION: The rear legs have been pieced out 2 - 1/2”, repairs to front feet. Provenance: Joe Kinding Antiques. 5,000 - 10,000

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1016 - MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD. NEW YORK. CIRCA 1820 55 - 1/4” x 62” x 25 - 1/4”. Pitched pediment with a carved eagle and pineapple finials. Finely grained veneers, full columns with stop fluting and hairy paw feet. Two large drawers over two doors flanking a central column of drawers, the bottom of which is a bottle drawer. CONDITION: Eagle with repairs, pineapples possibly replaced, various veneer repairs, refinished. 3,000 - 5,000

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1017 - WALNUT ARMCHAIR. PENNSYLVANIA CIRCA 1720 1740. 42 - 3/4” x 24” x 22”. With bold arched crest, flat beaded-edge splat, scrolled arms, turned front legs ending in trifid feet, turned front stretcher. CONDITION: Rear feet extended, front feet are full height but have restored carved facings. Seat replaced. 2,000 - 3,000

1018 - A PAIR OF WILLIAM AND MARY SIDE CHAIRS. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. MAPLE, OAK. CIRCA 1720. Each: 44” x 18 - 1/2” x 18”. The shaped crest rails of these chairs represent the full development of this early Boston chair form. Leather upholstered back panels and seat. Bold turned stretchers. CONDITION: Restored feet (2”), paint and upholstery. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 1,000 - 3,000

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1019 - EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT NEOCLASSICAL BRASS AND ORMOLU MOUNTED MANTEL CLOCK, MADE FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET. DUBUC. PARIS. CIRCA 1810. 19 - 1/2” x 14 - 1/2” x 6”. The clock presents a standing figure of George Washington beside a monument surmounted by the American eagle, beneath which is the spring driven enameled clock dial. Underneath the dial is the contemporary legend “Washington First in War, First in Peace, First in the Hearts of his Countryman”. The enameled dial is signed “Dubuc Rue Michel-Le-Conte No. 33 A Paris”. Many of the surviving examples are unsigned and therefore this represents the most desirable form of this rare clock made by an important French clockmaker for the American market. CONDITION: Original condition with chips to enamel dial and lacking pendulum. 40,000 - 80,000

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1020 - PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB EICHOLTZ (1776 - 1842). LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. OIL ON POPLAR PANEL. CIRCA 1810. Frame: 11 - 3/4” x 10”. A successful oval portrait, inscribed verso “Baron Odlerstrum, friend of Christopher H. Witters”. In very nice condition retaining its period gilt frame. 2,000 - 4,000

1021 - OIL PORTRAIT OF MRS. GEORGE MUSSER BY JACOB EICHOLTZ (1776 - 1842). LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1813. Frame: 30 - 1/4” x 35 - 1/4”. A well executed half length oil on canvas portrait of Mrs. George Musser by Jacob Eicholtz (1776 - 1842) seated, facing front in its period, carved gilt frame. This portrait of an older woman in a dark dress with a white bonnet, collar and lovely green shawl seated on a red chair demonstrates Eicholtz at his best and most interesting phase of his career. Mrs. George Musser was probably the widow of George Musser (1741 - 1806), who was in the tanning business in Lancaster. He was a prominent citizen, Sheriff of Lancaster County, and the father of Mr. C. F. Rengier, Sr. and George Musser (1799 - 1870), who served as a justice of peace and the alderman in Lancaster. Ledger: “1813, Aug 9-Mrs.Musser (widow of George0 / to 1 portrait 710 0.” Hensel: “Musser, Mrs. George.” The above information was taken from page 178 of Rebecca J. Beal’s book, “Jacob Eicholtz 1776-1842 Portrait Painter of Pennsylvania”. CONDITION: Removed from stretcher, laid on board. PROVENANCE: This painting was exhibited in the Loan Exhibition in Lancaster, November 22, 1912. At the time of this exhibition, it was owned by Miss Emma Musser. Joe Kindig Antiques. 2,000 - 6,000

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1022 - OIL ON CANVAS CHINESE EXPORT PAINTING OF WAMPOA REACH CHINA CIRCA 1830. Frame: 21 - 1/2” x 26 - 7/8” x 1 - 3/4”. In its original Chinese black and gilt frame, the painting depicts the sailing ships of various nationalities anchored off Pagoda Island. The painting was restored and re-stretched in 1980 by Manuel Theodre of the Walters Art Gallery. 3,000 - 6,000

1023 - LINEN AND SILK SAMPLER PENNSYLVANIA CIRCA 1790S MADE BY MARIA MEYER. Frame: 18 - 1/4” x 18 - 3/4” x 1 - 1/2”. The sampler has a central heart and crown motif with surrounding lettering “OEHBDDE” representing the major syllables in the epigram “O Edel Herz Bedenck Dein End”, which translates as “O Noble Heart, Consider Your End”. This motif with seven branches is known as early as 1791 and was particularly popular with Mennonites. The sampler also includes the alphabet, vases of flowers and animals and other cross-stitched borderless, random arrangements. 1,000 - 3,000

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1024 - VERY FINE NEEDLEWORK AND PAINTED SILK MEMORIAL TO GEORGE WASHINGTON. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1800. Frame: 21 - 1/2” x 24”. The needlework depicts two women in mourning under a willow tree flanking an urn top monument with a child dancing, a pond and two cedar trees with sprigs of grass in the foreground. The entire scene executed in fine needlework with the faces, arms and sky in painted silk. The monument “Sacred to the Memory or the Illustrious Washington”. The needlework framed in a black eglomise oval glass and typical gilt frame. An identical example is illustrated in “American Folk Art” in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, color plate 9. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 1,500 - 4,500

1025 - PAIR OF ENGLISH WOOLWORK SCONCES. ENGLISH. CIRCA 1770. Each: 18” x 11” x 1 - 1/2”. These sconces depict the story of the Expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael by Abraham. One shows Hagar dying of thirst and praying, while the other illustrates the angel leading Hagar and Ishmael to a well, symbolized by the empty flagon in the foreground. The sconces are after a painting by Martin de Vos in 1585 and was a popular subject for its moral lesson to the young ladies of the period executing needlework. CONDITION: The needlework survives in good condition with minor losses and staining in Queen Anne walnut and gilt sconce frames retaining the original candle arm back plates with traces of original gilt. The candle branches are probably nineteenth century replacements. 2,500 - 5,000

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1026 - FINE CLASSICAL EBONIZED AND GILTWOOD DOUBLE-LIGHT CONVEX WALL MIRROR. FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY. 37” x 27” x 11”. The wall mirror topped by an ebonized wingspread eagle perched on the circular molded slip. There is an acanthus carved pendant below and two projected candle arms ending in clear Waterford glass vase-form candle cups in the front. Appears to retain the original convex mirror. CONDITION: The ebonized bezel is restored. One candle cup is damaged. 2,500 - 5,000

1027 - GILTWOOD CARVED LOOKING GLASS. ENGLISH. CIRCA 1770. 39” x 20” x 4”. Rare small size. Central carved gilt basket of flower flanked by Rococo C-scrolls and foliage. CONDITION: It has survived in fine condition with a nice overall surface and very few repairs. The glass is an old replacement. 1,000 - 2,000

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1028 - TINWARE DEED BOX. CONNECTICUT. EARLY 19TH CENTURY. 7 - 3/4” x 10” x 6 - 1/2”. Domed hinged lid with a loop tin handle painted with brilliantly colored red, yellow and green blossoms and buds and a white painted border with red and green berries and leafage. The lid and sides are heightened with yellow scallops and flowers, all on a black asphaltum ground. It stands at 7 - 3/4”. CONDITION: There is some paint loss on right corner. 500 - 1,000

1029 - LOT OF 3: TINWARE TEA CADDY, CHAMBERSTICK AND MATCH SAFE. Larger:6 - 1/4”d x 1 - 3/4”t. The tinware tea caddy, Pennsylvania, early 19th century, is of oval form with a fitted circular lid. It is painted with a bright red, yellow and green blossom on a black asphaltum ground with yellow scallops and feathers. It stands at 4 - 1/4” inches. The tinware chamberstick, Pennsylvania, mid 19th century, is of circular dished form with a ring handle painted in bold red, yellow and green floral motifs on a black asphaltum ground with yellow scallops. It is 6 - 1/4” in diameter. The tinware match safe, probably Pennsylvania, early 19th century, has an arched and crimped backplate and an angular pocket. It is paint decorated with red, yellow and green leafage and flowers on a black asphaltum ground. It is 8” long and 4 1/4” wide. 400 - 600

1030 - LOT OF 3: BRASS AND WROUGHT IRON ADJUSTABLE TABLE CANDLESTAND AND EARLY BRASS SUFFER AND TRAY. Largest: 22 - 3/4” x 7” x 4”. The candlestand is French, circa 1760’s, and consists of a wrought iron shaft with turned brass finial and an adjustable sliding brass molded edge tray supporting two early candle sockets. The base is of stepped molded brass with a shaped foot. The snuffer and tray are English, circa 1740, and are in the Queen Anne style. 400 - 800

1031 - LOT OF 3: MINIATURE PAINTINGS ON ANIMAL EARS. Each Frame: 5 - 7/8” x 9 - 1/2” x 1 - 1/4”. One landscape depicting a bay, another the U.S.S. Lancaster, and the last picturing Cape Town. Souvenir pieces circa 1880s - 1890s. 100 - 500

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1032 - FINE LARGE DUTCH DELFT BOWL. CIRCA 1700. 12” x 12” x 6”. This bowl has polychrome foliated and trellis decoration against a white ground. This is a nice early form with relatively straight sides and with the blue mark of the decorator on the bottom. CONDITION: Cracks and repairs. 1,500 - 2,500

1033 - LOT OF THREE TUCKER PITCHERS Each: 9 - 1/2” x 8” x 7”. Lot consists of three 9 - 1/4” tall helmet-shaped porcelain pitchers manufactured by Tucker in Philadelphia in 1825: the first with floral decoration on both sides and gilt bands, the second with floral decoration on both sides and the third with grisaille landscape decoration with minor rim flake. Following Bonham and Morris of Philadelphia which closed in the 1770’s, Tucker was the first porcelain factory in America starting in 1826. William Ellis Tucker was the first person to successfully produce hard paste porcelain for the home made entirely in the United States of purely domestic material. The helmet-shaped pitchers was the earliest form they made in the factory. 1,500 - 3,000

1034 - PAIR OF PORTRAITS OF UNUSUALLY SMALL SIZE ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB EICHOLTZ (1776 - 1842). LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. OIL ON POPLAR PANEL. CIRCA 1808. Each Frame: 7” x 6” x 1 - 1/4”. A rare pair of oval profile portraits of a young husband and wife in an unusually small size. There are very few examples of Eicholtz’s work in this small size. Both the husband and wife are well executed in his typical style. CONDITION: Both portraits surviving in the original gilt frames with sanded liners. Frames repainted. 2,000 - 4,000

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1035 - WRITING SAMPLE (VORSHRIFT). PROBABLY LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1800 - 1820. Frame: 11” x 16 - 3/8” x 1”. This fraktur has many similarities to the work of Christian Strenge (1757 - 1828), a Hessian soldier who remained in Pennsylvania after the Revolutionary War and settled in Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, where he taught school from about 1793 to 1812. This piece may have been created by one of Strenge’s students or another fraktur artist familiar with his work. CONDITION: Losses, toning and tears. 500 - 1,000 1036 - BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE FOR MARGRETHA ROTHEBORGER ATTRIBUTED TO FRIEDRICH KÜSTER (ACTIVE 1811 - 1822). CATAWISSA TOWNSHIP, NORTHUMBERLAND (NOW COLUMBIA) COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1810. Frame: 13” x 17 - 1/4”. This certificate records the birth of Margretha Rotheborger on May 13, 1810 in Catawissa Township, Northumberland (now Columbia) County, Pennsylvania to Jacob and Maria (Scmitt) Rotheborger and her subsequent baptism by Pastor Friedrich Engel. It is attributed to Friedrich Küster, a prolific fraktur artist who worked primarily along the Susquehanna River in Northumberland and Columbia counties. The yellow birds flanking columns that frame the text are typical of his work. For a related example, see Minardi, “Drawn with Spirit”, cat. no. 160. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Losses and tears. 500 - 1,000

1037 - BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE FOR MEGDELENA VETTER ATTRIBUTED TO THE FLYING ANGEL ARTIST (ACTIVE 1780 - 1811). WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP, NORTHAMPTON (NOW LEHIGH) COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1791. Frame: 16 - 1/2” x 19 - 3/4”. This certificate records the birth of Magdalena Vetter on September 14, 1791 in Weisenberg Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania to Jacob and Maria (Hegel) Vetter and subsequent baptism by Pastor Helferrich. The Vetter/ Fetter/Feather family later moved west to Selinsgrove in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. The chubby angels in billowing robes on this certificate destinguish it as the work of the so-called Flying Angel Artist, who worked in the Lehigh-Northampton County border region. For a related example, see Minardi, “Drawn with Spirit”, cat. no. 107. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Losses, tears and water damage. 500 - 1,000

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1038 - (A) CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED JACOB DICKERT. Manufacturer: Jacob Dickert Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .47 Rifled Barrel Length: 43 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is featured as gun number 19 on page 85 of “Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age” by Joe Kindig, Jr. Jacob Dickert was born in Germany in 1740 and migrated with his parents to Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1748. His family moved to Lancaster in 1756. He worked in Manheim Township, Lancaster County beginning in 1776. This rifle probably dates between 1790 and 1810 and has 10 silver inlays. The rifled octagon barrel is deeply signed “J. Dickert” along with a cartouche of a crossed arrow and tomahawk. Oversized iron front sight and decorated iron rear notched sight. Flat lockplate with beveled edges and molded tail. Classic brass four-piece Dickert patchbox with an engraved daisy finial. Classic Lancaster sideplate with beveled edges and a faceted triggerguard. There are rocker-panel engraved silver inlays around each barrel key on both sides, as well as a silver-inlaid and engraved eight-point star above the cheeekpiece. A small oval-shaped silver wrist escutcheon is engraved with rocker-panel borders. Plain maple stock of classic Lancaster form with incised simple scrolls on both sides of wrist and behind the cheekpiece. CONDITION: Barrel has been cleaned and retains a light grey patina with sharp edges and a crisp signature. Lock is a very good professional reconversion and retains a grey patina, does not hold on cock. Brass and silver retain a mellow patina. Stock is very good showing no repairs or restoration, a few scattered marks from use. A very nice signed and published Dickert rifle. PROVENANCE: Ex. Joe Kindig, Jr. Collection. 15,000 - 30,000

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1039 - (A) RELIEF CARVED FLINTOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED “AF” ATTRIBUTED TO ANDREW FIGTHORN Manufacturer: Andrew Figthorn Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .63 Rifled Barrel Length: 44 - 3/8” FFL Status: Antique Andrew Fichthorn, Jr. lived between 1779-1822 and worked in Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He relocated from Reading to Womelsdorf to apprentice for John Bonewitz and to work with Leonard Reedy around 1793. During the first quarter of the 19th century both Reedy and Fichthorn left Bonewitz’s shop and opened their own gunsmithing shops. The two stage, deeply rifled barrel has an applied teardrop shaped brass front sight and a notched iron rear sight. It is signed on the left flat at the breech “AF”. The handmade lockplate has two graduated steps at the tail and a roller frizzen. The brass furniture includes a four piece patchbox engraved with scrolls and retained by seven screws. The finial is pierced and features an engraved flower. The sideplate is of classic Womelsdorf form with beveled edges. There is a small oval shaped wrist escutcheon with a broken line border and an inlaid silver star above the cheekpiece which is shaded and engraved. There are two iron loops for a touch hole pick beneath the cheekpiece. The full length figured maple stock is of classic Womelsdorf, Berks County form with a slender Roman nose profile. It is carved with scrolls in relief around the barrel tang and incised designs on each side of the forend above the ramrod entry ferrule. There are raised panels around the lock and sideplate, terminating in the back with teardrops. On the right side of the buttstock there are incised scrolls and on the left side there are relief carved scrolls on both sides of the cheekpiece in the classic Fichthorn style. CONDITION: Barrel retains a spotted brown patina with clear “AF” stamp. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a matching patina, functions properly. Brass furniture is polished and shows some wear. Stock shows no restoration and has much original finish, showing some smoothing and wear to carving. There are some minor losses around the lockplate and a crack stemming from the comb on both sides of the wrist, which has been secured during the period of use with a screw on the underside of the wrist. There are also some cracks and grain cracks along the forend but no wood is replaced. Complete with its original ramrod. This is a very well carved Golden Age Kentucky rifle by a desirable Womelsdorf maker. 10,000 - 20,000

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1040 - (A) FINE RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED BY PETER BERRY. Manufacturer: Peter Berry Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .57 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 47 - 3/4” FFL Status: Antique Full length, three stage barrel with an applied teardrop shaped front sight and a notched rear sight. Partially visible signature “P Berry” inscribed on top flat. Flat lockplate with a deep molding towards the tail and beveled edges. Frizzen spring finial is in the shape of an acorn. Brass furniture includes the classic four piece pierced and engraved Peter Berry patchbox, terminating with a three petaled flower at the finial. The sideplate is in the typical style of Peter Berry and has beveled edges. There is an engraved brass inlay on top of the cheekpiece and a shaped and engraved brass toeplate. Barrel is retained by three brass keys. Figured maple stock of Lancaster form with a wide buttstock and carved relief panels surrounding the lock and sideplate, and Peter Berry’s signature foliate scrolls and checkered panel around the barrel tang. There are deep grooves surrounded by incised lines on both sides of the forearm and a relief carved design around the ramrod entry ferrule. There are incised designs around the front of the trigger guard tang as well as relief and incised designs on both sides of the wrist. Behind the cheekpiece there are relief carved scrolls with incised decorations and flowers in the classic Peter Berry style. Complete with an old wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a heavy brown patina and signature is partially visible with heavy corrosion at the breech. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration and also retains a dark, heavy patina. Brass retains a mellow, mustard patina and shows some wear. Stock shows much original finish and carving on left side at the buttstock, showing little wear. There is some wear to carving at barrel tang and behind ramrod entry ferrule. There is one area of loss where the stock has worn through exposing the ramrod in front of the trigger guard. Some chipping around lock and some splinters are absent along forend. Forend shows about 14-1/4” have been replaced but using period wood and it is very well matched. There are a few slivers replaced along the forend and a sliver at the tail of the lock. A very nice example of Peter Berry’s work. PROVENANCE: Lot 457 Sotheby’s European Works of Art sale, June 5th, 1997; see page 178. 15,000 - 30,000

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1041 - (A) RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED J. ALTLAND. Manufacturer: J. Altland Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .47 Rifled Barrel Length: 43 - 3/8” FFL Status: Antique

This rifle is pictured on pages 44-45 of “Gunsmiths of York County” by James B. Whisker. Jacob Altland lived between 1785 and 1830 and worked as a gunsmith in York County, Pennsylvania. His great aunt was married to master gunsmith George Eister. His work suggests he apprenticed under Eister. He is listed as working between 1815 and 1830 in Dover Township, York County. His shop was located at Orts Mills. His estate inventory showed many items associated with the trade of gunsmithing. The heavy, octagon barrel is rifled and features a decorated muzzle face. There is a silver punch dot decorated front sight and a notched rear sight. The rifle is signed “J Altland” in script on the top flat. The lockplate features engraved decorations and is marked “R / ASHMORE / WARRANTED”. The rifle features double set triggers and brass furniture. The four piece patchbox is engraved with foliate scrolls and broken line borders. It is retained by seven screws similar to Eister’s method. The unusual patchbox release is located on the left side of the buttstock against the buttplate. The sideplate is engraved with foliate scrolls and broken line borders. There is a large oval inlay behind the ramrod entry ferrule featuring a shaded eight point star surrounded by borders and designs. There are eight silver inlays on the forend, one around each barrel key, and there is a silver oval shaped wrist escutcheon with rocker panel borders. There is another silver inlay above the cheekpiece with an engraved, shaded eight point star. The rifle has a full length highly figured maple stock in the classic York County form with relief scrolls around the barrel tang and ramrod entry ferrule. There are relief scrolls on both sides of the wrist and the comb is sleeved. Behind the cheekpiece there are finely executed relief scrolls with incised accents, reminiscent of the work of George Eister. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with some corrosion at the breech and a crisp, clear signature. Lock has been professionally reconverted to flintlock configuration, does not hold on cock. Brass furniture retains a mellow patina and shows some light marks from use. Stock shows a minor piece replaced above lockplate and some scattered marks from use. Toeplate a possible replacement. A very nice, signed, and relief carved York County rifle. 12,000 - 20,000

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1042 - (A) FANTASTIC SILVER AND BRASS MOUNTED PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB KUNTZ WITH LION HEAD PATCHBOX INSCRIBED PHILADELPHIA. Manufacturer: Jacob Kuntz Model: Precussion Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .40 Rifled Barrel Length: 38 - 5/8” FFL Status: Antique This extraordinary rifle is certainly the work of Jacob Kuntz of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jacob Kuntz was born in Lehigh County and worked there between 1788-1811. After that, Kuntz moved to Philadelphia where he continued to work as a gunsmith. Sometime after the War of 1812, this rifle was taken to England and the lock was converted to percussion by John Manton around 1835. Manton was the most important gunsmith working in London at that time. The gun was further altered around 1861 when the barrel was changed by Alexander Henry of Edinburgh, who was known as the best barrel maker working in Scotland at the time. Recorded in Henry’s records is “.385 gauge, front sight patent No. 389, 2-1/2 drams No. 6 38” Barrel fitted to American Stock”, which is most likely this Kuntz rifle. In 1861, the Queen hosted a shoot which became an annual tradition. It is possible that this rifle was updated and refined to be used at this shoot. The silver thumbpiece is now engraved with the coat of arms of an Irish family. The rifled octagon barrel features a Damascus finish and an engraved hooked patent breech with an engraved floral clean out valve of silver and a case hardened breech section with scroll engraving. The barrel tang is also ornately engraved with scrolls. The barrel is inscribed “PATENT NO. 389 GAUGE 385. ALEXR HENRY 8 ST. EDINBURGH”. The rifle has adjustable fire blued target sights. The rear sight is a flip-up adjustable sight. The flat lock was made by Manton and is masterfully engraved with scrolls and floral designs, including the hammer with a dolphin engraved on the top. There is a dragon also engraved at the front of the lock and is inscribed “JN MANTON & SON / PATENT”. There is a sliding fire blued half cock safety at the rear tang. The rifle has a single target trigger. The ornate brass furniture include a large profusely engraved and pierced four piece patchbox, engraved “Philadelphia” on the lid. The surrounds are engraved with shaded foliate scrolls, florals, and drums. The finial is a detailed, shaped lion at rest with an American eagle perched on its head and biting its muzzle. The eagle is clutching three arrows and the lion is wearing a collar. The teeth and claws of the lion are all separate pieces of inlaid silver and his tongue is an inlaid piece of copper. There is a full length pierced and engraved comb wearplate decorated with graduated diamonds with floral engraving. There is also a pierced strip of decoration on the left side of the buttstock against the buttplate, pierced and with an engraved en suite. The ornate toeplate is pierced and inlaid with horn and also houses the horn patchbox release. A flower is engraved around the screw and there is a full extension that extends beneath the trigger guard and features pierced and with an engraved scroll decoration along the entirety of the toe. There is also a full forearm wear plate extending from the ramrod entry ferrule to the front tang of the trigger guard, which is engraved with foliate scrolls and detailed borders. There are silver inlays on both sides of both of the barrel keys. The sideplate around the single lock retaining screw is of solid silver and is pierced and engraved with foliate and floral scrolls. Above the cheekpiece there is a large eight point pierced star surrounded by an oval, and engraved with shading and decoration. The wrist escutcheon is engraved with and Irish family crest. The semi-full length highly figured maple stock shows Lehigh Valley influence and was shortened at the time the barrel was replaced. It now has a multi-faceted brass nosecap and a checkered wrist which was also probably done when the rifle was in Europe. There is a bone inlay molded on top of the cheekpiece and a brass pick holder below. The rifle is carved with ornate foliate designs on both sides above the ramrod entry ferrule and on both sides in front of the lock and sideplate. Rifle is complete with a brass and wood target ramrod which appears to be original to the time when the rifle was being used in Europe. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Barrel retains 85-90% of its original Damascus finish. Bore is excellent and shiny. Markings are also excellent. A portion of the top flat shows filing or scuffing. The lock retains about 60-70% of its original case colors, mostly faded to grey. Furniture shows some light wear and scattered marks, and is polished bright. There is a hole on the forend wearplate and one in the trigger guard, obviously drilled for some target purpose. Stock is excellent retaining much original finish with some scattered marks from use. An extremely attractive and high quality Kuntz rifle with an extremely interesting European provenance. PROVENANCE: Ex Joe Kindig Antiques; Ex Peter Finer. 20,000 - 50,000

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1043 - (A) RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN BONEWITZ Manufacturer: John Bonewitz Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .55 Rifled Barrel Length: 44” FFL Status: Antique

In his book, Joe Kindig, Jr. states that Bonewitz rarely signed his work and he only knew of one signed example at that time. However, the signature characteristics that he developed identify his rifles quite easily. The full length, deeply rifled, octagon barrel has a brass front sight and an iron rear sight. The flat lockplate has a molding towards the tail and beveled edges. The brass furniture includes Bonewitz’s signature patchbox with engraved scroll designs. The sideplate is classic Berks County with beveled edges and there is a silver wrist escutcheon with engraved borders. Full length figured maple stock in the classic, early Berks County form with relief panels around the lock and sideplate, terminating in a teardrop in the back. Relief carved foliate scrolls surround the barrel tang. There are fine, incised, and relief scrolls on the inside of the wrist and extensive relief scrolls on the opposite side. Behind the cheekpiece is one of the signature designs used by John Bonewitz with large relief ‘C’ scrolls with incised designs incorporated. There is a relief scalloped panel beneath the cheekpiece. Complete with a replaced wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with corrosion towards the breech. Lock is a replacement but is in original flintlock configuration. Brass shows scattered marks from use and some wear and retains a mustard patina. Stock shows a more recent coat of finish and no replaced wood or restoration. There is some wear to carving around barrel tang and some cracks along the forend. Much original finish is still present. A very attractive “Golden Age” Berks County rifle by a master gunsmith. 15,000 - 30,000

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1044 - (A) CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED J. LOWMASTER. Manufacturer: J. Lowmaster Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .54 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 42 - 1/8” FFL Status: Antique

There are only about four examples known of signed John Lowmaster rifles. Their characteristics are consistent with York Borough and York County Pennsylvania during the last quarter of the 18th century. The full length octagon barrel is now smoothbore and features a silver and brass front sight, and a notched rear sight. It is signed “J. Lowmaster” in script. The flat, handforged lockplate features beveled edges and moldings at the tail. The brass furniture includes a York County four piece patchbox engraved with scrolls. The flat sideplate features simple borders and a foliate design around the rear lock screw. The barrel is retained by four brass barrel keys. There is a large oval shaped wrist escutcheon and an engraved eight point star above the cheekpiece. The highly figured maple stock has a checkered wrist and relief and incised scrolls behind the cheekpiece, as well as an incised design below the cheekpiece. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with a clear signature and some corrosion towards breech. Lock has been professionally reconverted to flintlock configuration and functions properly, retains a brown patina. Brass retains a mellowing light mustard patina with some scattered marks from use and minor denting. Silver wrist escutcheon is a replacement. Checkering probably refreshed. Stock has a repaired break at the wrist with some pieces of wood replaced but the restoration is very good and well blended, otherwise stock shows wear and some scattered marks. A nice rifle by a rare York maker. 5,000 - 10,000

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1045 - (A) FLINTLOCK FOWLER SIGNED JOHN SHRIVER. Manufacturer: J. Shriver Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .56 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 43” FFL Status: Antique

This York County fowler dates circa 1790-1800 and is signed John Shriver. Shriver worked in York County, Pennsylvania. The three stage, smoothbore barrel has an oval brass front sight and an iron notched rear sight. Barrel is inscribed “Jno. Shriver” on the top flat near the breech. The flat lockplate is unsigned and has a molding towards the tail. The brass furniture includes a buttplate tang that is shaped and engraved with scrolls and detailed borders. There is a heart-shaped brass wrist escutcheon fastened with fins and engraved with a single line border. Trigger guard bow and finial are engraved to match the buttplate tang. The brass sideplate has beveled edges and a single line border. Full length, partially figured maple stock of classic York form with relief carved scrolls around the barrel tang. Complete with its original wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with some lighter areas and some corrosion at the breech. Brass retains a dark, mustard patina and shows some marks from use. Trigger guard tang has been broken and repaired at the back. Lock has been professionally reconverted and retains a heavy brown patina. Stock with one sliver replaced above lockplate, and scattered marks from use and wear. Some chipping to buttstock on left side near toe. Very attractive York County signed fowler. 3,000 - 6,000

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1046 - (A) PAIR OF SILVER MOUNTED AMERICAN OFFICER’S PISTOLS SIGNED SWIETZER. Manufacturer: John Sweitzer Model: Flintlock Officer Caliber/Bore: (A) .56 Smoothbore (B) .56 Smoothbore Barrel Length: (A) 8 - 1/2” (B) 8 - 1/8” FFL Status: Antique

According to a handwritten letter on the Lancaster County Historical Society letterhead signed by Sam E. Dyke, a John Switzer is listed in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania tax records between 1777 and 1786 as a locksmith; he died in 1788. He appears in the tax records as early as 1760 with no named occupation. Dyke dates these pistols between 1770 and 1780 and does attribute them to John Switzer. Also included in this letter is a copy of the Lancaster Borough tax records for 1782 listing John Switzer as a locksmith. These fine American silver mounted pistols have a fantastic provenance as they were in the collections of John S. duMont (his collection inventory for these pistols is included), and Joe Kindig, Jr. They are also accompanied by a four page handwritten letter on Kindig’s letterhead describing the characteristics of the pistols and information on other known examples that are comparable. There is also a series of original photographs from John duMont’s collection of these pistols. They are very similar is style to the famous pair of silver-mounted Frederick Zorger flintlock pistols, which are now displayed at Winterthur. Very few pairs of fine American pistols exist, especially of this quality and from this early period. Both pistols are in the English style and comparable in terms of their quality. Both have fine iron two stage smoothbore barrels engraved with foliate motifs around the breech and around the band separating the sections. Both have a relief wedding band at the breech and engraved tangs. Both have finely engraved lockplates with convex faces engraved with rococo shells and scrolls. In the center of both locks there is a banner inscribed “Switzer”. The frizzens, frizzen springs, and screws are all engraved with decoration. Both pistols are silver mounted. The sideplates pierced and chased with arms motifs. The triggerguards are unique and terminate with a shell on a post at the finial. Both bows are finely engraved with a sun rising over a mountain. Silver ramrod ferrules and pommel caps chased with relief floral designs and shell motifs. The wrist escutcheons are both decorated with foliate motifs at the bottom and shells at the top, and are engraved in the centers with a heraldic arm clutching a sword. They are stocked in partially figured walnut and have attractive form. There are relief carved shells around the barrel tangs and relief panels terminating in teardrops around the locks and sideplates. Both have wooden ramrods, one a replacement. CONDITION: Barrels retain a spotted grey patina and show some light wear.

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Locks retain a grey patina as well and are in their original flintlock configuration. Both have crisp engraving and function properly. Silver retains a mellow grey patina and has not been recently polished. One pistol has a period repair on each side of the trigger guard bow beneath the lock cavity and sideplate; this repair has been executed using two strips of sheet brass inlaid into the stock, each 1-3/4” strip is retained by two screws. This pistol also has a small piece professionally replaced on the right side along the forend, as well as a piece above the front lock tang. The pistol was once broken through the lock and sideplate and repaired during the period. There are some minor losses between the brass repair and the sideplate, and some scattered age cracks and marks from use. Pistols have had some finish added to the wood. The other pistol also has a sliver repaired above the front lock tang and is also cracked between the lockplate and the sideplate on the underside. American pistols of the Revolutionary War period and of this high quality are extremely rare and seldom encountered. PROVENANCE: The pistols are illustrated in the Antique Arms Annual, 1st Edition 1971, page 67 and in “The Kentucky Rifle” by Merrill Lindsay as numbers 68 and 69 in Chapter 20. Pistols were on display at the York Historical Society of York County and are shown on pages 68 and 69 of “The York Historical Society of York County” by Arma Press. “Kentucky Rifles and Pistols 1750-1850” by Golden Age Arms Company and James R. Johnston, page 216. 2005 Kentucky Rifle Association CD. Featured on page 274 as plate 43.PP of “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. Ex Joe Kindig, Jr. Collection, Ex. John S. duMont Collection. 50,000 - 100,000

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1047 - (A) FINE AND RARE BRASS-BARRELED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL SIGNED J.SEES Manufacturer: Jacob Sees Model: Flintlock Kentucky Pistol Caliber/Bore: .45 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 7 - 7/8” FFL Status: Antique Jacob Sees worked in Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. There are very few known examples of his work. One surviving rifle has silver-inlaid scrollwork on the left side of the butt, rather than carving. He was listed as a gunsmith in the tax records in 1800 in Elizabeth Township and was active until his death in 1812. This pistol is only the second known surviving example of a pistol by Jacob Sees. The late Joe Kindig regarded Sees as a skilled artisan. The handmade two-stage brass barrel is signed “J. Sees” in script on the top flat. There is an applied brass sight at the muzzle. The lockplate is stamped “FOULKE / PHILADELPHIA” in the center. The brass furniture includes a pommel cap engraved on the bottom with a flower, triggerguard also engraved on the bow with a flower, ramrod ferrules, and nosecap. Fine figured maple stock of attractive form with brass wire inlays around the barrel tang. Complete with its wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel polished, showing some scattered marks from use and wear, signature very good. Lock retains a grey patina and is in its original flintlock configuration. Brass furniture is polished and shows some scattered marks. Stock very good with later coat of finish and some minor chips around lockplate, a small piece replaced on each side of rear triggerguard tang, where wrist was cracked. A very fine and attractive brass-barreled Lancaster pistol. PROVENANCE: Ex. John S. DuMont Collection. 5,000 - 10,000

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1048 - PATRIOTIC IVORY HANDLED DIRK WITH BLUED BLADE INSCRIBED LIBERTY. This fine dirk measures 8-1/2” overall with a 4-5/8” tapered diamond section blade with long blued panels on each side with early gilt decoration. One side features stars, floral and foliate motifs and is inscribed “Liberty”. The other inscribed “Draw me not without reason / Sheath me not without honour.” Moroccan leather washer between blade and oval-shaped brass guard. Ivory grip with refined shell at the top in relief on both sides and a decorated brass ferrule at the base. The dirk is complete with its original brass sheath with stud on the front and traces of silver-plated finish. CONDITION: Very good, overall. Blade retains perhaps 85-90% original polished and blued surfaces. About 50% of gilt remains, the remainder thinned the silver. Some minor wear from sheath. Brass mounts retain a dark unpolished patina. Grip excellent with a few dark spots and a hairline age crack on one side. A very nice early 19th century Patriotic dirk. 1,000 - 2,000

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1049 - EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE ENGRAVED HAVANA MAP POWDER HORN DATED JULY 7TH, 1763 AND DECORATED WITH POLYCHROME COLORS. This powder horn is featured on a two page spread on pages 86 and 87 of “Engraved Powder Horns of the French & Indian War and the Revolutionary War Era” by Nathan L. Swayze. Havana map horns are extremely rare and only a handful are known to exist. This professionally engraved powder horn measures 16 - 1/2” overall and has a curved body. It is interesting to note that it is a left handed powder horn. The horn depicts a professionally engraved plan of havana, including “Mooro” (Moro Castle), Shepards Battery, New Store, Regluger, Ponto, North Port, and Fuza. Polychrome red is used in addition to black pigment. Three warships are also shown and labeled as “THE SPAINISH ADMIRAL, RIPPIN and VALLIENT”. The horn has a large lobe at the plug end as well as a scalloped edge at the recessed section and two scalloped rings on the two stage spout section, one section is faceted. In the 18th century, Havana was the center of the Spanish trade in North America. During the French & Indian War, England declared war on Spain as they were allies with the French. After a forty day siege on Havana, Moro Castle was taken on July 30th 1762 and Havana was surrendered on August 14th. The main inscription over the city of Havana reads “THE CITY OF HAVANA ILLUMINATED AT THE EMBARKATION/ OF THE BRITISH TROOPS JULY THE 7TH 1763”. On the reverse side the original name cartouche was removed during the period and the name “JAMES/ HOBEL” and the date “1767” were applied. It is possible that Hobel was a member of the British army during the occupation of Cuba and Florida according to Swayze. When the horn was photographed for the book, it was in the author’s collection. The powder horn is also engraved with flora motifs, flags, forts, and a bird. CONDITION: Horn retains a light yellow dry surface and has not been cleaned or lacquered. The polychrome colors are bright and there is some minor chipping around the tip of the spout. On the back of the horn there are some minor cracks around the base, with one sliver professionally replaced and well matched. Flat wooden plug possibly replaced. Another example by this maker is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A very important and attractive French & Indian War powder horn. PROVENANCE: Ex. Nathan L. Swayze Collection. Joe Kindig Antiques. William H. Guthman. 30,000 - 60,000

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1050 - DOCUMENTED ENGRAVED NEW YORK POWDER HORN OF JOHANN STEFFAHN SCHREIBBER, ENGRAVED BY FRIETRICH LEPPERT. This very well documented powder horn is pictured on pages 198-199 of “Folk Art of Early America, The Engraved Powder Horn” by Jim Dresslar. It is also featured on page 97 of “American Engraved Powder Horns: The Golden Age, 1755-1783” by John S. duMont. It is also shown in “Engraved Powder Horns from the Collection of James E. Routh, Jr.” from the exhibition in the Georgia Museum in March of 2000. The horn has a tapered, curved body of about 17” overall. Features a rounded, tapered spout section with a relief ring at the tip and a larger relief band towards the carved section featuring a scalloped edge. The engraved portion also features a scalloped edge as well as a stylized British crest engraved in the center. There is also a town and a bust of a gentleman, a fish with a human face, and other foliate and geometric designs. The nine-line inscription is completely in German and translates to “Herkimer’s battle in the year 1777, Aug. 6 (Battle of Oriskany). My wide Rebecca and children Elizabeth, Abraham, Maria Schreibber were captured in the year 1780. Aug. 7. The 77 Psalm, 11 Verse: But I said: I must endure this: The right hand of the highest can change everything; Johann Steffahn Schreibber in the year 1782, Oct. 28 FL.”. The “FL” inscribed after the inscription is the signature of the engraver Frietrich Leppert. Two horns are known by this artist, both of which are in this sale. Both have similar characteristics and combined the traditions of three cultures: Palatine-German, British Colonial, and American Provincial. Herkimer’s Battle, also known as the Battle of Oriskany, was one of the bloodiest defeats suffered by Provincial forces. 800 German troops under the command of Herkimer marched into a deadly ambush on August 6th, 1777 on their way to relieve Fort Stanwicks after receiving news that 2,000 British regulars, Mohawk Valley Tories, Canadians, and Indians were approaching the fort. Many of the men were killed or wounded including General Herkimer. Schreibber is listed as having served in the 1st Regiment of the Tryon County Militia during the Revolution and he participated in this battle. The horn is nearly engraved with a professional engraving tool, shows cross-hatching between the lines, and the engraving is darkened with pigment. The convex wooden plug retains an old coat of red paint and is secured with seven wooden pegs. There is an extension lobe which is scalloped and has two holes for sling attachment. This horn is complete with a file of provenance regarding the Battle of Oriskany and copies of New York Revolutionary Way records listing Schreibber. CONDITION: Very good overall. The main body retains a pleasing, even, honey patina. There is one chip absent on the lobe and a few scattered marks overall. There is one minor area on the spout section which has been filled. An extremely important and attractive Revolutionary War powder horn. PROVENANCE: Ex James E. Routh, Jr. Collection. 20,000 - 40,000

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1051 - FINE AND RARE WELL-MOUNTED COMPOSITE MAXIMILIAN SUIT OF ARMOR. 75” x 27 - 1/2” x 24”. For a similar example, see plate 66 on page 41 in “Of Arms and Men: Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan 1912-2012” published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This circa 1510-1520 suit consists of composite elements of steel with shallow fluted and ribbed surface ornamentation of such close similarity that it gives a homogeneous appearance. The suit was assembled by Dr. Bashford Dean, who was the first president of the Arms & Armor Society formed in New York in 1921. Dr. Bashford Dean was also the first curator of the Arms & Armor Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum, the corselet (breast and backplates) as well as the taces are from the armor of Prince Carl of Prussia. The suit is comprised of a closed helmet with a bold, roped comb and a four-pointed bellows visor, with two vision slits and ten ventilation slits. The right side features a lifting peg. The neck guard is composed of three lames and the gorget has four plates in the front and rear. The rounded breastplate has movable gussets and the backplate is deeply struck with the Nuremberg mark. The besagues appear to be later. The spaulders each have five lames. Full arm defenses with heart shaped side wings, one wing is later. The suit has mitten gauntlets, a skirt comprised of four plates, three plate tassets, a culet also comprised of three plates, and a full leg harness with winged polenys with articulated sabatons with later spurs. Most surfaces are fluted and engraved, the main edges are roped and plain. The suit is well-mounted on a covered dummy dressed with a mail short of riveted rings. The armor is mounted on a well-molded wooden base. The suit is complete with an extensive file of provenance and information, including copies of the catalog from Christie’s of London

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in July of 2002 and a presentation binder with photographs and a detailed description of this armor. There are also photographs of Bashford Dean’s armor gallery in New York, a biography of Bashford Dean, a photograph of Joe Kindig, Jr. with this armor from the Antique Arms Annual from 1971, a copy of a letter on Joe Kindig Antique letterhead signed by Joe Kindig III, and a photograph of Joe Kindig III with the armor, still packaged, when it arrived from London in 2002. This important suit of armor is extremely attractive and has an important and extensive provenance. Also includes “Handbook of the Collection of Arms and Armor” by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Bashford Dean; “Metropolitan Museum of Art Handbook No. 15” by Bashford Dean; “Catalog of a Loan Exhibition of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art” 2,500 copies printed in 1911; and “Friends Exiled to Virginia” written in 1777 and signed by Thomas Gilpin. CONDITION: all components retain a homogeneous, bright grey patina. Some minor restorations to edges. Nuremberg mark is excellent. An extremely attractive and important period suit of armor with extensive documentation. PROVENANCE: Anon. sale (Bashford Dean), American Art Association, New York, 23 November 1928, lot 142; Harriet Martine Dean (Bashford Dean’s sister), The Estate of Harriet Martine Dean, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 14 October 1943, lot 316 (US $475 to Kindig); Joe Kindig, Jr., A private collector, Anon sale, Christie’s East, New York, 23 November 1988, lot 207 (US $66,000 including premium). LITERATURE: John S. DuMont, ‘Joe Kindig, Jr., Master of Antiquities”, Antiques Arms Manual, 1971, Page 152; The armor was assembled by Bashford Dean in the early 1920’s, using elements from various provenances including Carl, Prince of Prussia and the Princes Radziwill, Nieswiez Castle, Lithuania. 75,000 - 150,000

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1052 - GOOD AND EARLY MINIATURE SUIT OF ARMOR. This miniature suit is accurate and is in the 16th century style. It is a nicely formed suit made by an armorer of forged iron rather than sheet metal. They were quite stylish in the 18th and early 19th centuries. It is probably German and dates to the late 18th or early 19th century. The close helmet is composed of three parts, is hand forged, and is fully functional with roped borders. The armor has scalloped articulated sections and consistent borders throughout. The well mounted miniature stands about 19â&#x20AC;? tall, excluding the 7-8â&#x20AC;? wooden base which is painted black. CONDITION: The suit retains a dark untouched dry surface, showing great age and patina. The right and gauntlet has three small sections, which are now absent. Otherwise, the suit is complete. Well made antique suits are extremely scarce. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 3,000 - 6,000

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1053 - PAIR OF CHIPPENDALE ARMCHAIRS. POSSIBLY MARYLAND. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1750 - 1760. Each: 40” x 29 - 1/2” x 22”. The crest with a central carved shell over fluted stiles with a solid splat. The shaped arms with carved scrolled knuckles supported by modeled arm supports over a trapezoidal shaped seat. Cabriole legs with acanthus carved knees terminating in ball and claw feet. The rear legs are of stump/round design. Very early surface. CONDITION: Appears to retain original ash seat frames. First armchair has one knee return replaced and a repair at proper right arm at juncture of arm and stile. The second armchair has one replaced glueblock, one spur on splat replaced and a repair at juncture of arm support and arm on both sides. These extremely rare chairs survive in fine condition. They are slightly broader and larger than the norm which suggests that they were to be used as a parlor chairs rather than a pair of armchairs to compliment a set of side chars. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 30,000 - 60,000

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1054 - CAMEL-BACK SOFA. NEW YORK OR PHILADELPHIA. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1790. 41 - 1/4” x 82” x 31”. The sofa has a deep serpentine, arched crest with outward scrolled arms on downswept supports. The serpentine seat sits on tapered square legs that terminate in spade feet and joined by square stretchers. It represents a small group that combine Chippendale elements with the later transitional square tapered legs and spade feet. The exaggerated serpentine crest, the outward flare of the scrolled arms and the downward rake of the arm supports all reflect the brilliancy of the earlier Chippendale period. An example of this form is in the collection of Winterthur. CONDITION: The sofa has survived in very good condition. PROVENANCE: Sotheby’s, 30 Jan 2006, Sale NO8160, Lot 87. Joe Kindig Antiques. 40,000 - 60,000

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1055 - WILLIAM AND MARY BURL-VENEERED TWO-PART HIGH CHEST. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. MAPLE AND WALNUT. CIRCA 1720 - 1740. Larger: 31 - 1/2” x 36” x 20 - 1/2”. The upper section with a molded cornice above two short and three long graduated drawers. The lower section has three short drawers, a shaped cockbeaded skirt below and trumpet-turned legs joined by shaped stretchers ending in ball feet. CONDITION: There are minor repairs to the veneers. Some drawer reconstruction to the top section. Nice small size. PROVENANCE: Sothebys Sale number 6957, Lot number 0894, January 17, 1997. 10,000 - 20,000

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1056 - MINIATURE CHEST OF DRAWERS. DELAWARE VALLEY, CIRCA 1770. 22 - 5/8” x 14 - 7/8” x 7 - 3/4”. Walnut, pine and white cedar. This is an exceptionally successful example of a miniature Delaware Valley Chippendale tall chest in fine, old condition with fine lines and proportions and well executed ogee bracket feet. The stirrup drops appear to be original. CONDITION: One drawer bottom replaced. One stile with small patch. Proper left upper drawer replaced. Right rear foot replaced. Left rear foot ended out 1”. Several glue blocks and both back plates replaced. Side base moldings repaired. Perfectly proportioned miniature chest. 5,000 - 10,000

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1057 - VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY ARMCHAIR. PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1720. 47 - 1/2” x 24” x 25 - 1/2”. The armchair has a serpentine shaped crest over a paneled back and early shaped arms on turned arm supports. The curved seat rails are supported on block and baluster turned front legs and ball feet. The rear legs are a continuation of the stiles and a block, elongated baluster and ring turned front stretcher. CONDITION: Replaced seat and leather upholstered back insert. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 3,000 - 7,000

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1058 - PHILADELPHIA SIDE CHAIR. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1750 - 1760. 40 - 1/4” x 23” x 22”. The chair is one of a small group associated with the early cabinetmaker, Samuel Harding of Philadelphia. The identifying features are the incised lines in the shell carved ears and the composition and style of the acanthus carved knees and knee returns. CONDITION: At some point it was upholstered over the seat and lost its slip seat. The rear stump legs slightly reduced in height and two knee returns were replaced. Replaced slip seat. Interior repairs to side and front skirts. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 2,000 - 4,000

1059 - LADDERBACK ARMCHAIR. Pennsylvania ladder-back armchair, walnut, circa 1760. The four graduated slats with serpentine tops and straight bottoms represent the earliest treatment of this chair form. The turned stiles with finials continue to a rush seat with early sawn and shaped arms over baluster turned arm supports. The turned legs terminate in large ball feet. Boldly turned ring and vase medial stretchers. CONDITION: Later black and red paint and replaced rush seat. 1,500 - 2,500

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1060 - LADDERBACK ARMCHAIR. Pennsylvania ladder-back armchair, maple, circa 1750 - 1775. The armchair has raked rear stiles ending in turned finials, flanking four arch-shaped slats. The undersides of the sawn arms are cut out and have shaped rounded knuckles, supported on the extended turned balusters of the vase and cylindrical turned front legs. The legs are joined by a ring and baluster turned front stretcher, double turned medial stretchers and a single rear turned stretcher CONDITION: One ball foot with nailed repairs. Pieced repair to top slat. 1,000 - 3,000

1061 - PAIR OF PHILADELPHIA FEDERAL STYLE SIDE CHAIRS. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1790. Each: 35 - 1/4” x 21” x 22”. The chairs consist of square molded stiles and crest rail centering acanthus leaf carving and are over a delicately carved and molded splat with swag designs. The upholstered serpentine front seat is over tapered molded legs with square stretchers. Attributed to Henry Connelly and Ephraim Haines. CONDITION: They retain a fine, original finish. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 1,000 - 2,000

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1062 - PETER STRETCH TALL CASE CLOCK. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1740. 101” x 21 - 1/4” x 11”. Sarcophagus bonnet with pierced fret stepped moldings and ball finials. Arched brass face, depicting the phases of the moon with an oval panel engraved “Peter Stretch”. Eight day movement. There is an arched waist door with a lip molded edge, plain base with ogee bracket feet. The clock consists of walnut with tulip poplar and white pine. With weights, pendulum and key. CONDITION: Top step of sarcophagus replaced, backboard of bonnet replaced, finials replaced. The ogee feet appear to be correct, making it the earliest clock known with ogee feet. Provenance: H.L. Chalfont Antiques. 50,000 - 80,000 66

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1063 - PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB EICHOLTZ (1776 1842). LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. OIL ON POLAR PANEL. CIRCA 1810. Frame: 11 - 3/4” x 10”. The subject of the portrait is unidentified. CONDITION: Pencil writing on back. Frame replaced. 1,500 - 3,500

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1064 - FINE PAIR OF OIL PORTRAITS OF JUDGE WALTER FRANKLIN AND HIS WIFE, MRS. FRANKLIN LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA CIRCA 1815-1828 BY JACOB EICHOLTZ. Largest Frame: 33 - 3/4” x 38 - 3/4”. Mr. and Mrs. Franklin (Ann Emlen) painted by Jacob Eicholtz (1776 - 1842). Judge Franklin wears spectacles and is in a black overcoat with a ruffled white shirt, holding a letter dated 1817. His wife is in an ivory dress of the period with ivory gloves and an ivory bonnet. They are in their original gilded pine frames. Rebecca J. Beal authenticated the portraits and illustrated the Judge in her book “Jacob Eicholtz”, page 87, fig. 281. 5,000 - 15,000

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1065 - PORTRAIT OF A BOY ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB EICHOLTZ (1776 - 1842). LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. OIL ON POPLAR PANEL. CIRCA 1808. Frame: 11 - 3/4” x 10”. Labeled on back of panel “E. Leman 8th year”. The sitter was Eicholtz’s nephew, age 8. This portrait is illustrated in R. Beale’s “Jacob Eicholtz”, figure 455, “Boy of the Leman Family” and exhibited in Lancaster in 1912. CONDITION: Frame is an old replacement. PROVENANCE: Descended in the Leman Family. 2,000 - 4,000

1066 - PORTRAIT OF A MAN ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB EICHOLTZ (1776 - 1842). LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. OIL ON PANEL. CIRCA 1810. Frame: 11 - 3/4” x 10”. The subject of the portrait is unidentified. CONDITION: Back of panel cradled to correct warpage. Replaced frame. 1,000 - 1,500

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1067 - ENGRAVING OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA ENGLISH DATED 1762. Frame: 12 - 1/2” x 25” x 1 1/2”. Desirable engraving of “The City of Philadelphia” taken from the London Gentleman’s Magazine for the year 1762, showing a view of Philadelphia from the Delaware River. This view, along with views of Boston, New York and Charleston were published in the Gentleman’s Magazine. Not examined out of frame. 2,000 - 4,000

1068 - RELIGIOUS TEXT. GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1763. Frame: 17” x 21”. This monochromatic pen and ink religious text is derived from Psalm 119, verses 52 - 54. It is embellished with calligraphic drawings of a horse, swan and two human figures; the location “in Germantown” and date of August 3, 1763 are written at the bottom. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Losses and ears. 500 - 1,000

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1069 - FINE LARGE BRISTOL DELFT POSSET POT. ENGLISH. CIRCA 1720. 8 - 1/2” x 11 - 1/2” x 10”. This pot is of particularly nice form with blue foliated and dash design on a typical white ground. CONDITION: It retains its original top and has only minor repairs at the tip of the spout and glaze flaking to the edges. 1,500 - 2,500

1070 - PAIR OF SMALL OIL PORTRAITS. LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1810. Each Frame: 13 - 5/8” x 11 - 3/8” x 1 - 3/4”. On poplar panels, the pair of oil portraits is attributed to Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842). A man and a woman are depicted, each facing front. Eichholtz, well known for his small profile portraits, very rarely painted them in a frontal position. The details in the costuming along with nice definition and a sense of background makes this pair one of Eichholtz’s most important. CONDITION: Although they have not survived in their original frames, they are in frames from the 1840’s. 3,000 - 5,000

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1071 - LOT OF 4: TWO PAIRS OF SHEFFIELD CANDLESTICKS. Each: 5” x 5” x 12 - 3/4”. The first is a very fine pair of Sheffield silver classic candlesticks in the Adams style, circa 1790. The second pair are late Georgian, and consist of gadrooned bobeches over Corinthian capitals on stop-reeded, fluted columns with square bases footed with a acanthus leaf design border; circa 1800. 1,000 - 2,500

1072 - LOT OF 3 VERY FINE EARLY PAIR OF BRASS CANDLESTICKS AND EARLY NUREMBERG BRASS CANDLESTICK. Each: 9 - 1/2” x 6 - 3/4” x 6 - 3/4”. The pair of candlesticks is probably Spanish, circa 1670, and consist of a ribbed or flanged candle socket over a ring and baluster turning above a pillar turning and supported on a domed base centering a grease pan with a boldly molded foot. The early Nuremberg is German, circa 1650, and is a large size candlestick with the maker’s touch present on the foot of the of the stick. 1,000 - 2,000

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1073 - TWO PAIR OF BATTERSEA ENAMELED PICTURE HANGERS. Each: 3” x 2” x 2”. English, enamel on brass, circa 1790. One pair nautical themed, the second a memorial to friendship. Condition: cracks and crazing throughout. 500 - 800

1074 - LOT OF 3: EXTREMELY LARGE ENGLISH PEWTER CHARGER WITH 2 PEWTER CHARGERS BY THOMAS DANFORTH OF PHILADELPHIA. Largest: 19” x 19” x 1”. The first charger circa 1760 with English marks. The second and third chargers circa 1810 with the eagle mark of Thomas Danforth. 300 - 800

1075 - TWO PAIR OF “BELL METAL” CANDLESTICKS. ENGLISH. CIRCA 1770 - 1780. Each: 11” x 5” x 5”. Tapered and faceted candlesticks in the Adam style with engraved ornament on the shaft of the sticks. 250 - 750

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1076 - PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN SGRAFFITO POLYCHROME REDWARE JAR/TEA CANISTER. UPPER SALFORD TOWNSHIP, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1810 - 1840. 7 - 3/4” x 6” x 6”. Cylindrical form with polychrome decorated tulips and flowing vines in copper oxide and cobalt with a yellow glaze. The bottom of the canister is stamped with the mark of Jacob Scholl, a four-petaled flower. CONDITION: The lid is missing and section of the rim is restored. 5,000 - 10,000

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1077 - EARLY ENGLISH DELFT BLUE DASH CHARGER. ENGLISH. CIRCA 1700. 13 - 1/2” x 13 - 1/2” x 3”. This charger depicts a naïve rendering of Adam and Eve and the Serpent in the Garden of Eden. CONDITION: Repaired cracks. 1,500 - 2,500

1078 - TWO REDWARE HANDLED JARS. NORWALK, CONNECTICUT. CIRCA 1820. Each: 8 - 1/2” x 9” x 9”. Manganese decoration, applied handles. CONDITION: Larger with repaired rim, smaller with crack. 100 - 300

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1079 - MINIATURE CHEST MADE FOR “BA RI”. LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. WALNUT AND SULFUR WITH POPLAR. CIRCA 1799. An outstanding example of sulfur inlay of an “Eagle” figure. Illustrated in “American Furniture 2015” edited by Luke Beckerdite, figure 95. CONDITION: Lid molding replaced. 1/2” of lid and backboard replaced at hinges. Hinges replaced. Proper left moldings at foot facings restored. Proper right rear foot pieced approximately 1/2”. 25,000 - 35,000

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1080 - WRITING SAMPLE FOR JOHN LEMAN. LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1797. Frame: 10 - 1/2” x 11 -3/4”. This writing sample has text in both English and German. It is inscribed in German from John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. This is followed by a passage in English, “Brave youths the Path of Virtue still should tread,” an excerpt from Thomas Dilworth’s “A New Guide to the English Tongue”, first published in 1740. Following several rows of English and German alphabets, it is inscribed across the bottom that it was made for John Leman on March 24, 1797. Although the maker of this piece is unknown, another example made by the same artist is dated 1798 and inscribed for Maria Neff. For a related example, see Minardi, “Drawn with Spirit”, cat. no. 58. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. 1,000 - 2,000

1081 - BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE FOR SCHARLOTTA DEIBLER ATTRIBUTED TO JOHANN FRIEDERICH MENCKE. DAUPHIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1775. Frame: 12” x 16 - 1/2”. This certificate records the birth of Scharlotta Deibler on March 2, 1771, in Upper Paxton Township, Lancaster (now Dauphin County), Pennsylvania, to Matthias and Maria Barbara Deibler and her subsequent baptism by Pastor Michael Enderlein. A related fraktur was made by the same artist for her brother Matthias Deibler Jr. and is in the collection of Winterhur Museum, acc. no. 1957.1187. Little is known of fraktur artist Johann Frieferich Mencke, formerly known as the Lykens Valley Artist, who worked in the Lykens Valley of norther Dauphin County as well as the nearby Mahantongo Valley in Northumberland and Schuylkill counties. For the related fraktur made for Matthias Deibler Jr., see Lisa Minardi, “Henrich Otto and Sons: Fraktur Artists and Furniture Decorators” in “Der Roggeboge: Journal of the Pennsylvania German Society”, vol. 49, no. 2 (2015), p. 63. On Mencke, see Earnest, “Papers for Birth Dayes”, vol. 2, p. 525; also Earnest, “Fraktur-Fest II” in “Der Roggeboge: Journal of the Pennsylvania German Society”, vol. 41, no. 2 (2007), pp. 15 - 17. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Losses and toning. 500 - 1,000

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1082 - COFFEE GRINDER STAMPED “A. KLEIN”. YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CHERRY, IRON AND PINE. CIRCA 1820. Made by one of York County, Pennsylvania’s outstanding gunsmiths. CONDITION: Outstanding condition. 750 - 2,000

1083 - BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE FOR ELISABETHA LEIBY ATTRIBUTED TO THE FLYING ANGEL ARTIST (ACTIVE 1780 - 1811). WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP, NORTHAMPTON (NOW LEHIGH) COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1785. Frame: 17 - 1/4” x 20”. This certificate records the birth of Elisabetha Leiby on November 27, 1785 in Weisenberg Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania to Johannes and Philipina (Schmidt) Leiby and subsequent baptism by Pastor Lehmann. The chubby angels in billowing robes on this certificate distinguish it as the work of the so-called Flying Angel Artist, who worked in the Lehigh-Northampton County border region. For a related example, see Minardi, “Drawn with Spirit”, cat. no. 107. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Losses, tears and water damage. 500 - 1,000

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1084 - (A) FINE AS FOUND RELIEF CARVED PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN NOLL. Manufacturer: John Noll Model: Precussion Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .50 Smoothbored Barrel Length: 39 - 3/4” FFL Status: Antique John Noll, Jr. was born in Bart Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1747. He is listed as a freeman in the 1773 tax lists from Bart Township. He served in the American Revolution, therefore is not listed on the 1775 tax list. After returning home from his service in the Revolutionary War he is again listed on a Franklin County tax list where he purchased property at the foot of South Mountain in Washington Township. He died in 1824 and no will or estate was filed in Franklin County. Joe Kindig, Jr. considered him one of the best master gunsmiths. The rifle has a smoothbore octagonal barrel with a punch dot decorated muzzle, a dovetailed silver front blade sight, and a notched rear sight. The original unmarked lock has a flat plate and has been converted to percussion during the period of use. The rifle features brass furniture including a four piece engraved patchbox with Noll’s signature bird’s head finial. The flat sideplate is decorated with scroll engraving and the trigger guard is faceted. There is an engraved silver oval above the cheekpiece featuring a patriotic eagle and an oval wrist escutcheon inscribed “WR”. The figured maple stock is of Franklin County form and features well executed relief designs on the left side behind the cheekpiece. There are formal ‘C’ scrolls surrounding a panel of punch dot checkering, as well as scalloping around the edges. There are relief carved scrolls on both sides of the wrist and the stock is sleeved. There are also shaped relief carved panels around the lock and sideplate, as well as scrolls around the ramrod entry ferrule. There is a thin panel of relief and incised design on each side of the forearm. CONDITION: Almost completely as found and untouched. Barrel and lock retain a dark, heavy brown patina. Breech and bolster show some heavy corrosion. Lock does not hold on cock and needs adjustment. Brass retains a dark, nearly brown patina. Stock shows much original finish with some carrying wear at wrist and two carving behind ramrod entry ferrule, entry ferrule is loose. There are minor pieces of wood replaced above front lock tang between lock and barrel tang, and a professional repair where the rifle was broken just in front of the trigger guard finial. There is also about a 10” piece replaced along the right side of the forend. The repairs are very well blended. 8,000 - 15,000

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1085 - (A) SCARCE RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE EISTER. Manufacturer: George Eister - Attributed Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .62 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 48 - 5/8” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is featured on page 27 of “Accouterments V” by James R. Johnston. It is also shown as number 238 on page 131 of “Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes and Barrel Marks” by Roy F. Chandler. George Eister was born in 1762 in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. He is listed on a York County document as a gunsmith in 1793. Eister’s unique work is easily recognized to the trained eye. This rifle features an octagon to round smoothbore barrel. The flat lockplate has a molding towards the tail and beveled edges. The brass furniture includes a signature Eister patchbox design composed of four pieces of brass, with a total of six piercings.The patchbox is retained by 12 screws incorporated into its design and is identical to a signed rifle in the Kindig collection, pictured on page 300 of his book. He used a rectangular brass patchbox release located on the engraved toeplate. The rifle has a classic Eister engraved sideplate and a York County faceted trigger guard. The iron trigger is pierced and curls towards the back. The full length figured maple stock is of classic York County form with relief panels around the lock and sideplate terminating in a teardrop. Classic George Eister relief scrolls incorporating floral designs around the barrel tang. There are also relief and incised designs on both sides of the wrist and George Eister’s classic relief carved ‘C’ scroll designs behind the cheekpiece. Complete with a replaced ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina showing some edge wear and corrosion at the breech, which has been reconverted. The lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration but is replaced. Brass is polished and retains a mellowing patina. Patchbox and two silver inlays possibly added after the rifle was made. Stock shows some wear to carving, a few small replaced slivers include a piece beneath the lockplate, a small piece between the barrel tang and lockplate, a small piece towards the nose cap on the left side, and one long sliver along the barrel on the left side. Otherwise showing a few scattered marks from use. There is some minor denting to the patchbox lid, and the buttplate has a braised repair beneath the patchbox lid. George Eister relief carved rifles are extremely rare and this attractive example displays very well. 15,000 - 30,000

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1086 - (A) RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED HENRY LECHLER. Manufacturer: Henry Lechler Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .53 Rifled Barrel Length: 46 - 1/8” FFL Status: Antique

This rifle is featured as number 219 on page 522 of “Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age” by Joe Kindig, Jr. Henry Lechler was working as a gunsmith in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania prior to 1797. This is the earliest known surviving Lechler rifle and was clearly made in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and displays many similarities related to Jacob Dickert. Joe Kindig, Jr. states “I find Henry Lechler to be a very fine and interesting workman”. Later in his life, Lechler relocated to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was last recorded in 1850 in the US Census in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where he was still listed as a gunsmith. This is probably the finest example of his work. The long, deeply rifled, octagon barrel features a brass front sight and an engraved notched rear sight. It is inscribed “Lechler” on the top flat behind the rear sight. The muzzle is also decorated with a ring of punched circles. The rifle has double set triggers and a flat lockplate with beveled edges and a molded tail. The brass mounts are all unique to Lechler’s shop. The rifle has a classic four piece patchbox with a Lancaster daisy finial and the outer edges are engraved with scrolls. There is a silver convex wrist escutcheon with a rocker panel engraved border, as well as an engraved eight point star above the cheekpiece. Sideplate and trigger guard are in the early Lancaster style and have beveled edges and faceted faces. Patchbox release is rectangular and located on the toeplate. Full length stock of highly figured maple with classic, early Lancaster County form and a long, relief cheekpiece. There are incised scrolls on the right side of the wrist and relief foliate scrolls with incised accents on the opposite side. There are large, finely executed, relief ‘C’ scrolls with incised accents in the classic Lancaster style behind the cheekpiece on the left side. Surviving examples of Henry Lechler’s work are extremely rare and examples made in Lancaster County are even more rare. CONDITION: Barrel retains a pleasing brown patina with a crisp signature. Lock has been reconverted and is a replacement but is professionally done and the dark brown patina matches the barrel very well. Lock functions properly. Brass retains a mellowing mustard patina with some scattered marks from use. Lid shows a dent towards the hinge. Stock is very good and shows no restoration. There are some scattered age cracks and marks from use. The rifle retains much of its original finish. Complete with a period wooden ramrod. A very attractive, early, relief carved Lancaster County rifle signed by a rare maker. PROVENANCE: Ex Joe Kindig, Jr. Collection. 15,000 - 30,000

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1087 - (A) FINE AND RARE RELIEF CARVED KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED MARTIN FRY. Manufacturer: Martin Fry Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .46 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 45 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is shown on page 34 on “Kentucky Rifle, A True American Heritage” published by the Kentucky Rifle Association. At this time, it was in the John Charles Collection. The rifle is also shown on pages 70-71 in “Gunsmiths of York County” by James B. Whisker. Martin Fry lived between 1769 and 1841, he is listed in the 1799 York tax list as a “single freeman, gunsmith”. Before this, he most likely worked for another gunsmith in York during his apprenticeship. This slender rifle has a full length, smoothbore, octagonal barrel with a punch dot decorated muzzle, a brass front sight, and a notched iron rear sight. It is signed in script “Martin Fry” on the top flat near the breech. The flat lockplate has a molded tail. The brass furniture includes a large and ornate, pierced and engraved four piece patchbox. Scrolling vines are engraved on the lid and shaded floral scrolls are on the surrounds and finial. The toeplate is engraved en suite. Classic York County sideplate with beveled edges, a molded tail, and engraved scrolls. Barrel is retained by four brass keys. The slender stock is of partially figured maple and features relief carved panels around the lock and sideplate. There are relief foliate scrolls and ‘C’ scrolls carved around the barrel tang. There are relief scrolls on both sides of the wrist, and larger floral ‘C’ scrolls behind the molded cheekpiece. Beneath the cheekpiece is an incised and relief geometric design. There are also sprigs of incised carving around the ramrod entry ferrule. Complete with a wooden ramrod, probably replaced. CONDITION: Barrel retains a spotted brown patina showing sharp edges and some heavy corrosion at breech. Lock has been professionally reconverted to flintlock configuration and functions properly. Now retains a blued finish. Stock shows the wrist was once broken through and professionally repaired, there is also a small sliver towards the toe that has been professionally replaced. This is a very fine York County rifle with slender proportions, signed by a rare maker and featuring extraordinary carving. 20,000 - 40,000

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1088 - (A) FINE RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED JACOB SELL Manufacturer: Jacob Sell Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .54 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 42 - 3/8” This rifle is featured on page 123 of “Gunsmiths of York County” by James B. Whisker. It is also shown on page 131 of “Behold the Longrifle, Again” by James B. Whisker. The rifle features a full-length, octagonal smoothbore barrel with brass front sight and iron rear sight. It is inscribed “Jacob * Sell” on the top flat. The flat lockplate has beveled edges and a stepped molding at the tang. The finely engraved brass furniture includes a four piece patchbox with a pierced finial and extensive ‘C’ scroll engraving and borders. The hidden patchbox release is located towards the back of the top skirt and is incorporated into the engraved designs. The rifle has a finely engraved toeplate. The flat sideplate is engraved with rocker panel borders and other designs around the screws. Trigger guard bow is also engraved with borders and shading. The figured maple stock is of classic York County form and features a relief acanthus leaf around the barrel tang, ornate relief scrolls around the ramrod entry ferrule, a sleeved comb with floral scrolls on both sides of the wrist, a floral scroll with checkering below the cheekpiece and an unusual design behind the cheekpiece of a checkered diamond within an oval surrounded by smaller scrolls. Similar designs can be found on other Jacob Sell rifles. Rifle is complete with a replaced wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with some scattered areas of heavier patina and scattered marks from use. Rear sight is a contemporary replacement and an area behind the block has been filled. Barrel shows corrosion at breech. Signature is crisp. The lock is a good, professional reconversion. Brass furniture retains a mustard patina and shows some scattered marks from use. The patchbox lid is a replacement and a piece has been repaired or replaced on the buttplate tang and has been dovetailed in, perhaps during the period. Stock shows a few slivers replaced around the lockplate and some filling and replaced pieces in front of the trigger guard tang, where it appears the stock was once broken in two. There is also some filling on front of the sideplate tang. About 8-1/2” of stock is professionally replaced on the right side, and about 5-1/2” professionally replaced on the other. All of the professional restoration on this gun is very well done and is not easily visible. This is a very well carved and attractive signed Jacob Sell rifle. 15,000 - 30,000

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1089 - (A) INCISE CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED J. WELSHANS. Manufacturer: Jacob Welshans Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .52 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 41 - 3/4” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is featured as number 149 on page 394 on “Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age” by Joe Kindig, Jr. It is also featured on page 75 of “Steel Canvas” by R.L. Wilson. In addition, it is shown on page 127 of “Gunsmiths of York County” by James B. Whisker and was photographed in “Antiques Magazine” in the April 1981 edition. This rifle is also shown in the book “Tomahawks” by Baldwin, as number 275. It is documented that Kindig considered this gun his best Jacob Welshans, Jr. rifle. Jacob Welshans is listed in the York tax records as a gunsmith in 1779, 1780, 1783, 1793, 1799, and 1807. In 1783, his shop employed five workers. Welshans was so highly respected that president George Washington contracted him to build rifles for his elite battalion of riflemen in 1792. Jacob Welshans died in 1819. The octagon barrel has a brass front sight and iron rear sight. It is stamped “J. WELSHANS” on the top flat with 13 stars in the form of a cross on both sides. The flat lockplate is unmarked. The brass furniture includes buttplate and engraved toeplate, faceted trigger guard, ramrod ferrules, nosecap, York sideplate, and a four piece engraved patchbox. There is an eight point silver star above the cheekpiece engraved with simple borders, and an oval shaped silver wrist escutcheon. Full length figured maple stock in the classic York County form with shaped checkering around the wrist. There are incised scrolls in the typical Welshans form behind the cheekpiece. The rifle is complete with a period wooden ramrod which has been with the rifle for a very long time. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina, heavy in some areas. Signature is excellent. Some corrosion at breech. Bolster has been removed. Lock is a replacement but is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a brown patina, and functions well. Brass is somewhat polished and retains a mellowing patina. Stock has some age cracks along the forend, some scattered dings and marks from use, and wear to the checkering. The wrist was broken through at one time and has been restored with a couple minor pieces replaced. A very nice York example with a fantastic provenance. PROVENANCE: Ex William H. Guthman Collection. Ex Joe Kindig, Jr. Collection. 7,000 - 15,000

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1090 - (A) EARLY RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK RIFLE ATTRIBUTED WOLFGANG HAGA. Manufacturer: Wolfgang Haga, Attributed Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .47 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 42” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is featured as gun number 73 on page 200 in “Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age” by Joe Kindig, Jr. Kindig attributed this rifle to elusive maker Wolfgang Haga. Wolfgang Haga reportedly worked in the Womelsdorf/Reading school and is thought to be one of the earliest Berks County gunsmiths, first appearing in the 1767 Reading tax records. His death was reported in 1796. The full length rifled octagon barrel is stamped on the underside “D. CHRIST”. The replaced lock is marked “Charleville” and features a reinforced cock. The brass furniture includes a plain four piece patchbox in the typical fashion of Wolfgang Haga. The plain Berks County sideplate has beveled edges and a molding at the tail. The toeplate is also plain and the shape mirrors that of the patchbox finial. The faceted trigger guard is wide and of early form. There is a plain silver eight point star inlaid above the cheekpiece, a plain oval shaped wrist escutcheon, and a silver teardrop in front of the toeplate. The full length stock is of classic Berks County form with a Roman nose buttstock. Stock is of highly figured maple and features relief panels around the lock and sideplate, and relief scrolls around the barrel tang and ramrod entry ferrule. There are also classic Haga style scrolls in relief behind the molded cheekpiece. Complete with a replaced ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown surface with some corrosion at the breech. Lock retains a dark, heavy patina and shows scattered pitting, as well as some red staining. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration but barrel has been reconverted. Brass furniture is polished and shows a mellowing patina. Lid shows some bending on one corner and brass shows some wear and scattered marks. The stock shows much of its original finish with some later finish added and some carving smooth from wear, especially behind ramrod entry ferrule. Much of the wood surrounding the lock has been replaced. A very nice early Berks County rifle. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig, Jr. & Son. 5,000 - 8,000

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1091 - (A) FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED JACOB HERSH ON PATCHBOX. Manufacturer: Jacob Hersh Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .52 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 45 - 3/8” FFL Status: Antique This well-made Bucks County, Pennsylvania rifle is signed by a previously unknown maker, Jacob Hersh. The rifle dates circa 1820 and has a smoothbore octagonal barrel with a brass front sight and a notched rear sight centered on the block and surrounded by double engraved lines in front of and behind it. The flat lockplate has a rounded tail, roller frizzen, sprigs of engraved decoration and is stamped “LONDON” in the center. The brass furniture includes a classic one-piece Bucks County patchbox that opens horizontally and is inscribed “Jacob Hersh Gon Smith” along with a propellered flower and scolls, often associated with the maker John Shuler. In front of the patchbox, there is a small inlaid brass heart. There is a plain shaped brass toeplate and a long narrow decorative un-engraved band inlaid between the toeplate and back of the triggerguard. The left side of the butt has an engraved silver eight-point star inlaid above the cheekpiece and a brass pick holder inlaid beneath the cheekpiece. The oval-shaped silver wrist escutcheon is inscribed “JH”, presumably for Jacob Hersh. The rifle features a typical curled Bucks County trigger and brass un-engraved triggerguard. The Bucks County sideplate has beveled edges. The ramrod entry ferrule features a long brass wearplate extending all the way to the triggerguard finial and engraved with two stylized Liberty caps. The stock is of classic Bucks County form and is made of partially figured maple. Ramrod is probably a replacement. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with light freckling overall, heavier at breech. Lock is a good professional reconversion and retains a matching patina, showing some wear and minor freckling. Brass retains a mellowing patina. Stock retains generous traces of original finish and has some scattered marks, one thin sliver replaced along left side of barrel as well as a piece between lock and barrel tang. A very attractive signed Bucks County rifle. 5,000 - 10,000

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1092 - (A) DECORATIVE FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE IN THE STYLE OF JOHN YOUNG. Manufacturer: John Young - Attributed Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .40 Rifled Barrel Length: 41 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique For a signed John Young pistol with a nearly identical sideplate, see “The Kentucky Pistol” page 153, by Chandler and Whisker. This rifle is one of only a few surviving examples made by John Young in Easton, Pennsylvania. The full length, octagon barrel is rifled and features a silver front sight and an oversized iron rear sight with a folding leaf. There is a gold band inlaid at the breech, as well as two gold cartouches which have been observed on several signed John Young rifles. The flat, engraved lockplate is stamped “LONDON / WARRANTED” in the center. The brass furniture includes an ornate, pierced, and engraved four piece patchbox decorated with scrolls and floral designs. There is an engraved and pierced silver inlay featuring a full figured lion above the cheekpiece. Two piece silver sideplate with an engraved and pierced bird below the rear lock retaining screw. The brass trigger guard is inlaid with an engraved silver Allentown Indian head extending from the front finial. There are silver escutcheons on both sides which cover the barrel keys. The full length highly figured maple stock has checkering around the wrist and is engraved with relief scrolls on both sides as well as behind the cheekpiece. Complete with a replaced wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a heavy brown patina with evidence of reconversion at the breech. Reconverted lock is a replacement. This rifle has seen extensive restoration including a replaced toeplate, added or refreshed silver inlays, and questionable age to the relief carved designs. Rifle has a later coat of finish and shows extensive wear the wrist checkering, which the relief designs show little or no wear. There is wood replaced on both sides of the barrel tang, a few pieces around the lock, a long sliver in front of the front lock tang, and a few inches on both sides of the forestock towards the nosecap. This is a very decorative example in the style of John Young. 5,000 - 8,000

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1093 - EXTRAORDINARY & IMPORTANT PAIR OF AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR FLINTLOCK PISTOLS, BOTH INSCRIBED ROBERT ROBERTS 1775. Manufacturer: American Model: (BOTH) Flintlock Officers Pistols Caliber/Bore: (BOTH) .69 Smoothbore Barrel Length: (BOTH) 9 - 1/8” FFL Status: Antique These fantastic and historic pistols were featured of the front cover of the July 1972 edition of “The American Rifleman”. They’re featured in an article on page 42, when at the time they were the property of R.H. Coleman, President of Remington Arms Company Inc. The pistols were originally made for Robert Morgan Roberts in 1775 and were owned by him until his death in 1801. Roberts was a farmer/soldier of Welsh extraction. Existing records indicate he owned a farm in Frederick County, Maryland, not far from the Pennsylvania line. Roberts served in the Maryland militia and participated in several engagements there. According to one family account, he participated in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, Pennsylvania. In 1785, not long after the war, Roberts moved to West Moreland County, Pennsylvania. The pistols were found in Chester County, Pennsylvania in March of 1950 by Johnson N. Boyd of Boyd’s Antiques. Both pistols have round smoothbore barrels with swamped muzzles and are of American manufacture. The bottoms are stamped “W”. Both have hand made American locks with flat faces and moldings at the tails. The plain brass furniture includes elegant sideplates with beveled edges, both inscribed “ROBERT ROBERTS 1775”. Both sideplates have a third screw to retain the sideplate to the stock when removing the lock. The trigger guards both feature acorn finials and the ramrod entry ferruls both feature these designs. The full stirrup pommel caps are both monogramed “RR” on each bottom. Both pistols feature partially figured American black walnut stocks with relief carved shells around the barrel tangs in the English fashion as well as relief panels around the lockplates and sideplates, terminating in tear drops. Both have wooden ramrods with horn tips, one is a replacement. CONDITION: Very good overall. Barrels retain a pleasing light brown patina. Locks retain a brown patina, and are both in their original flintlock configuration and have no replaced components. Brass retains a pleasing mellow mustard patina. Inscriptions show light wear from polishing. Stocks show a few scattered marks from use and some light wear to craving. There is no damage or restoration. Some minor chipping around pommel caps and a minor age crack on one side of the forend. The pistols are complete with a copy of the magazine featuring an article about them, as well as a leather bound binder featuring early black and white photographs of the pistols, sales receipts beginning in 1950, original letters from previous owners, descriptions, and other information. It would be difficult to find a better pair of definitively American Revolutionary War Pistols. 50,000 - 100,000

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1094 - (A) EARLY AMERICAN FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Flintlock Kentucky Pistol Caliber/Bore: .60 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 9â&#x20AC;? FFL Status: Antique Probably circa 1830, this unsigned Kentucky pistol shows features associated with Lehigh or Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The unmarked barrel has a relief wedding band at the breech with a tombstone-shaped barrel tang. The flat lockplate features a reinforced cock, roller frizzen, and scattered engraved scrolls. The brass furniture includes: triggerguard with arrowhead finial and flower engraved on the bow, pommel cap with engraved borders, a pierced sideplate, and an oval wrist escutcheon. Full-length stock of highly figured maple. Complete with wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel and lock retain a mostly dark grey surface with light pitting overall. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration but possibly a replacement. Brass retains a mellow mustard patina and shows signs of chemical cleaning, as it once had a heavy patina. Brass now shows light freckling overall. Stock shows much original finish with an added coat of finish and some scattered marks from use and minor chipping around lock. Ramrod a replacement. A nice Kentucky pistol with a very attractive piece of maple. 1,500 - 2,500

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1095 - RARE BRASS PIPE TOMAHAWK SIGNED WELSHANS WITH TIGER MAPLE HAFT. This is the only known example by Jacob Welshans and is one of the only known examples signed by a Pennsylvania gunsmith. It is featured in plate 275 in page 111 of “Tomahawks and Pipe Axes of the American Frontier” by John Baldwin. It is also shown on page 75 of “Steel Canvas” by R.L. Wilson and in the March 1981 edition of “The Magazine Antiques”. Jacob Welshans worked in York, Pennsylvania between 1779 and 1807. The head measures 7” including the bowl. The blade measures 4 - 1/2” and has a 2 - 3/8” slightly curved steel cutting edge, which is dovetailed into the brass head. The left side of the blade is stamped “J. WELSHANS” and is stamped with the same die that he used on his rifles. The turned bowl measures 1 - 1/2” in height and is threaded and removable. Below the head, is a decorative ring probably for hanging decorative feathers or for an attachment to retain the bowl when it was detached. The round tiger maple haft measures 15 -3/8” in length with a portion of the original bone mouth piece visible at the end. CONDITION: Brass retains a dark mustard patina with some damage and flattening to cutting edge, some scattered marks on the head, and some minor damage to the rim around the opening of the bowl, as it was probably misused for hammering at some time. The haft retains a nice orange hue and appears to be period. A very attractive, signed tomahawk. PROVENANCE: Found by Joe Kindig, Jr. in York, PA in 1949. Later sold to William H. Guthman. 8,000 - 15,000

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1096 - ENGRAVED BRASS HEADED EASTERN PIPE TOMAHAWK. Last quarter of the 18th century. The head measures 5-1/2” overall including the bowl, blade measures 3-1/8” with a crescent 1-15/16” cutting edge of steel, dovetailed into the brass head. The egg-shaped eye features molding and engraved decoration on both sides. The round bowl is decorated with engraved floral vines and punched dots. There is a large stemmed three-petaled flower engraved on both sides of the blade. CONDITION: Brass retains a dark mustard patina with some darker areas and scattered marks from use. Bowl is fractured along one side and on bottom. Haft is a probable replacement. A very attractive and desirable 18th century tomahawk. 2,000 - 4,000

1097 - ENGRAVED FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR NEW YORK MAP POWDER HORN. The horn has a curved body of 12 - 1/2” in length overall. The spout section has two sets of relief rings. The main body is professionally engraved with a large British crest and two cannons with stands of arms and drums facing in opposite directions. Images include a city scape labeled “NEW YORK”, a compass rose, five warships in the harbor, and a map of many important locations in New York including Albany, the Mohawk River, Half Moon, Stillwater, Schenectady, Fort Hunter, Fort Hendrey, Fort Stanwicks, Wood Creek, Royal Block House, Fort Brownton, Fort Ontario, Lake Ontario, Oswego, Fort George, Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Fort Edward, and Saratoga. There are also images of an indian walking a dog and a hunter taking aim at a running buck. A later date of 1790 is inscribed at the bottom near the plug. There is also a 1”x1 - 1/4” panel recessed and carved out to remove a probable name. The flat wooden plug has a large iron staple in the center for a sling attachment. CONDITION: The horn retains a pleasing dark honey patina, showing areas of smoothed wear from carrying. There are small scattered areas of insect damage, some which have been filled with red sealing wax. Some minor flaking and chipping at the base around the plug. Plug retains a dry surface with some losses to original finish. Tip of spout possibly shortened slightly during the period of use. One minor chip at the tip of the spout. A very attractive French and Indian War period, professionally engraved map powder horn. 3,000 - 6,000

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1098 - 1782 DATED POWDER HORN WITH BRASS GANG MOLD Comprising: A) Powder horn of 10-1/2 inches with curved body and faceted conical spout section. The slightly domed wooden plug once had a salmon colored paint and is decorated with a series of dots forming “NS / 1782”. The horn has a green hue. CONDITION: Horn has a dry untouched surface and shows some smoothing from wear and natural deformities. Spout shows a couple hairline age cracks. Plug shows some wear and traces of salmon paint. B) A six-cavity brass gang mold, probably late 18th or early 19th century. Measuring 13” overall, there are 6 graduated cavities approximately .50 caliber up to .69 caliber. CONDITION: Very good with mellowing patina and scattered marks from use. 400 - 800

1099 - HUNTING POUCH WITH HEART PIERCING, POWDER HORN AND BELT AX. This is an excellent example of a hunting bag with its original raccoon head flap, which is also decorated with a pierced heart design on a red leather background. The bag measures about 9 - 1/2” by 8” and is complete with a diminutive 8 - 1/2” screw tip powder horn, which appears to be from Berks County, Pennsylvania. For a similar example see horn number nineteen on page 83 of “Pennsylvania Horns of the Trade” by Arthur J. Decamp. Also attached to the bag is a small hand forged belt ax with a blade on one end and a pole on the other. Complete with its original haft. The head measures 4 - 1/2” overall. Also included is a brass powder measure. CONDITION: Excellent, showing some light wear, and minor crazing to surface. Horn very good retaining a dark patina, complete with its original screw tip. Belt ax head retains a dark undisturbed patina. Powder measure retains a dark patina as well. A very scarce, high quality bag such as this is a rare and desirable encounter. 2,500 - 5,000

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1100 - CHIPPENDALE ARMCHAIR. PHILADELPHIA, ATTRIBUTED TO ELIPHALET CHAPIN. WALNUT. CIRCA 1767 - 1770. 39 - 3/4” x 28” x 20”. Well-executed chair with delicate back and beautiful arms and arm supports. Articulated trifid feet. Nice old finish. CONDITION: Seat frame and glue blocks replaced. Old crack in one stile. 15,000 - 25,000

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1101 - MAHOGANY QUEEN ANNE DRESSING TABLE. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1750. 29” x 33 - 1/2” x 20 - 1/4”. An early dressing table with drawers flanked by chamfered quarter columns and a shaped Queen Anne skirt. The top has a molded edge and cut corners. The highly carved cabriole legs have shells with incised lines and fully developed graduated bellflowers below and terminate in trifid feet. The brasses appear original. Secondary woods are poplar and cedar. The carving on the table is attributed to the shop of Samuel Harding. A common feature found in Harding’s carvings is the use of an incised line in the shell. A nineteenth century jelly label on the inside of the long drawer says “FROM THE WEST FAMILY HOUSE ON FRONT STREET”, possibly that of Benjamin West. CONDITION: At least five of the knee blocks have been restored and there is a patch to the proper right rear foot. Several drawer runners are replaced. Several drawer lip repairs. Top reset.The dressing table represents the best of Philadelphia craftsmanship and creativity in the Queen Anne style. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 30,000 - 50,000

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1102 - VERY FINE WILLIAM AND MARY DRESSING TABLE. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. VENEERED WHITE PINE. CIRCA 1720. 30 - 3/4” x 33 - 3/4” x 21 - 1/4”. The table has a rectangular molded top with typical four crotch-grained walnut panels surrounded by herringbone and cross banded veneer. The case consists of two deep drawers centering a shallow drawer with applied double arch moldings on the case. A scalloped skirt typical of this form with two drop pendants. The case and trumpet turned legs are particularly well-turned with cross stretchers standing on ball feet. CONDITION: Drops are restored. Top re-veneered. Veneer damage and repairs throughout. Brasses replaced. A seldom seen example in nice condition for its age. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 3,000 - 5,000

1103 - WILLIAM AND MARY ARMCHAIR. PENNSYLVANIA. WALNUT. CIRCA 1730. 45” x 22 - 1/2” x 25 - 1/2”. The armchair has a shaped crest rail over a banister back with shaped arms on turned arm supports. A front rail with a bead molded edge and supported front baluster and block turned legs with square rear legs is connected by square and rear stretchers and a reverse baluster turned front stretcher. A handsome chair in a pleasing finish. CONDITION: Seat is replaced, patches to front feet and rear feet are extended 1”. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 3,000 - 5,000

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1104 - CARVED SIDE CHAIR. POSSIBLY MARYLAND. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1790. 38” x 22” x 18 - 1/2”. Molded stiles, pierced splat with relief-carved foliage on crest. Fluted tapered legs ending in spade feet. Original finish. CONDITION: Losses to corners of front legs. PROVENANCE: Weinbrenner family, Hanover, Pennsylvania. Joe Kindig Antiques. 2,000 - 4,000

1105 - PAIR OF PHILADELPHIA ARMCHAIRS. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1790. Each: 35” x 21 - 1/2” x 22 1/2”. A pair of Neoclassical amrchairs with finely carved details including acanthus leaf inner stiles with a drapery festoon suspended between them. The arm supports are a continuation of the tapered and line inlaid legs. Over the rail upholstery with brass tack decoration. Elegant examples of the Philadelphia style, attributed to the school of Henry Connelly and Ephraim Haines. CONDITION: The legs were extended 2”. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 1,000 - 2,000

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1106 - JOHN WOOD TALL-CASE CLOCK. CIRCA 1765. 96 - 1/2” x 21 - 1/4” x 11”. A broken arch top terminating in carved rosettes over a richly carved scroll board in the Rococo manner is supported on turned columns centering an engraved brass dial signed “John Wood Philadelphia”. Dial with a silver chapter ring with eight day moon dial movement. Shaped pendulum door and sunken scalloped base panel on ogee bracket feet. With weights, pendulum and key. Mahogany. CONDITION: The carved finials and the ogee bracket feet are appropriate restorations. Original seatboard retained but a replacement added for strength. Replaced hands. Restoration to back of broken arch. Pendulum door lock and hinges replaced with associated repairs. Top of backboard replaced. Provenance: Joe Kindig Antiques. 20,000 - 50,000

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1107 - FINE EARLY OIL PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. ENGLISH CIRCA 1725. Frame: 33 - 1/4” x 38 - 1/2”. The sitter is wearing costume from about 1725. The painting is in the original carved silver leafed frame of the period. The painting has very fine flesh tones and overall color and is in fine original condition, still on the original canvas and stretcher. Frame is with typical wear. 2,000 - 4,000

1108 - EARLY 18TH CENTURY HAND-COLORED ENGRAVING OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA. Frame: 14 - 1/2” x 19” x 1 - 1/4”. The hand-colored engraving of the city of Philadelphia is made for the European market and was purely imaginative. Lower edge has been trimmed and small repair to the upper-left. 1,500 - 2,500

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1109 - FINE CHARLES II SILKWORK NEEDLEWORK. Frame: 13 - 1/2” x 15 - 3/4” x 1 - 3/4”. Circa 1670. English. This picture is of the Sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, based on the print of Gerard De Jode published in 1585. It is in unusually fine condition with well-executed needlework and is in an early eighteenth century Hogarth frame. CONDITION: Not examined out of the frame. 3,000 - 5,000

1110 - FINE EXAMPLE OF A PASTORAL NEEDLEWORK AND PAINTED SILK SCENE CIRCA 1800. Frame: 27” x 22 - 3/4” x 2”. The needlework depicts a shepherd and two young ladies in period costume with three sheep and a tree. There is an embroidered background against a painted silk sky, surrounded by an octagonal border with bow-knotted stems of roses and carnations. It is with good strong color, with deterioration in the silk along the top edge. Black and gilt eglomise glass and a restored gilt frame. CONDITION: Not examined out of the frame. 1,000 - 2,000

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1111 - PAIR OF SILHOUETTES FROM THE PEALE MUSEUM Each Frame: 8 - 1/4” x 8 - 1/4” x 2”. Pair of silhouettes with the stamped impression of the Peale Museum, Philadelphia. Circa 1820. CONDITION: Deterioration of eglomise mats, frames overpainted. 500 - 1,000

1112 - 2 PIECE TINWARE CANISTERS. CONNECTICUT. EARLY 19TH CENTURY. Larger: 8 - 1/2” x 8 - 3/4” x 8 3/4”. The larger tinware canister is attributed to the Filley family. It has a hinged lid and a brilliantly painted body that consists of red, yellow and green fruits, foliage on a black asphaltum ground, borders of white and yellow scallops, stars and feathering. It stands at 8 - 3/8”. The smaller is a paint-decorated canister with a fitted hinged lid and wire loop handle. It is decorated with a broad white band with red blossoms and green leaves and is also heightened with scallops of bright yellow on black asphaltum ground. It stands at 4 - 3/4”. 1,000 - 1,500

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1113 - PAIR OF OIL ON POPLAR PANEL PORTRAITS, POSSIBLY FRANCIS CEZERON. CIRCA 1815. Each Frame: 13 - 1/2” x 11 - 1/4” x 2”. Fredericksburg, Virginia or Hagerstown, Maryland. Possibly wedding portraits, a handsome couple painted on panel in pine frames. Little is known of Cezeron’s life other than the small body of work attributed to him and some newspaper advertisements in Fredericksburg and Hagerstown. CONDITION: Panels trimmed on the corners to fit later oval frames, but does not affect the image. 5,000 - 10,000

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1114 - LOT OF 2: MODEL CANNON TOGETHER WITH A CAISSON. FRENCH. FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY. Larger: 15” x 9” x 6 - 1/2”. This is a fine working model of a cannon and caisson in a miniature scale. The cast bronze barrel is particularly skillfully executed with fine details, as are the wood and iron mounted carriages. 2,500 - 5,000

1115 - LOT OF 5: CANDLE STANDS. Largest: 60 - 7/8” x 14 - 1/2” x 14 - 1/2”. Lot consists of one rush light, two two-arm candle holders on tripod bases, one modern electrified and one single candle holder on tripod base. 1,000 - 2,000

1116 - LOT OF 3: TINWARE COFFEE POT, HANGING CANDLE BOX AND SMALL TRAY. Larger: 9” x 6” x 9 - 1/2”. The pot, New York, early 19th century, is of tapering cylindrical form with a slightly domed, hinged lid, a strap handle, and a projecting straight spout. Painted on the sides are bold rose sprays in red, yellow and green. The lid is outlined with yellow scallops and feathering on a black asphaltum ground. It stands at 9”. The tinware hanging candle box, probably New York, mid 19th century, has an arched backplate and two open angular compartments. It is painted with white borders decorated in red and green fruit and flowers, all on a black asphaltum ground with traces of yellow pinstriping. It is 10” long and 7 - 1/2” inches wide. Lastly, the tinware small tray, New England, early 19th century, is oblong octagonal in shape with stand-up sides painted with a large red and yellow flower on a black asphaltum ground and is heightened with yellow pinstriping. It is 6” high and 9” wide. There are minor scrapes to the paint. 800 - 1,500

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1117 - PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN SGRAFFITO POLYCHROME REDWARE PLATE. HAYCOCK TOWNSHIP, BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1794 -1844. 11 - 1/2” x 11 - 1/2” x 2”. Attributed to Conrad Mumbouer. It has a manganese design of a central tulip, two flanking rosettes, vines and a lower cyma curve vase-like element. It is daubed with copper oxide and has a yellow glaze. The style of the central tulip is indicative of Mumbouer’s work. CONDITION: The plate was cracked and restored early in its history. 5,000 - 10,000

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1118 - PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN SGRAFFITO POLYCHROME REDWARE PLATE. HAYCOCK TOWNSHIP, BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1794 -1844. 11 - 1/2” x 11 - 1/2” x 2”. Attributed to Conrad Mumbouer. There is a manganese central tulip surrounded by four floral devices. Vine-like incised lines are daubed with copper oxide and a yellow glaze. The plate has a coggled edge. The style of the four flanking flowers is indicative of Mumbouer’s work. CONDITION: The plate was cracked and restored early in its history. 5,000 - 10,000

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1119 - DRAWING OF AN ALLIGATOR AND TWO MERMAIDS. POSSIBLY BY JACOB OTTO (C. 1762 - 1825). POSSIBLY LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1800 1820. Frame: 10 - 1/2” x 11 -3/4”. Boldly drawn with colorful images of tulips, parrots, mermaids and a large alligator, this fraktur is inscribed in the bottom in English “Allegator & Mare Maid & Man”. It is closely related to several fraktur made by Daniel Otto that include a large alligator and mermaids but appears to be made by a different hand, possibly Daniel’s brother Jacob Otto. The unusual purple color used on the alligator is very uncommon on fraktur by Henrich Otto, father of Daniel and Jacob. Jacob Otto worked in Lancaster County as a furniture maker and a fraktur artist; he is listed in the 1790 census as a resident of Mount Joy Township and in 1800 in Rapho Township. On the Otto family of fraktur artists, see Lisa Minardi, “Henrich Otto and Sons: Fraktur Artists and Furniture Decorators” in “Der Reggeboge: Journal of the Pennsylvania German Society” vol. 49, no. 2 (2015). For related examples by Daniel Otto, see Minardi, ibid., p. 79; Weiser, “Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Folk Art”, (Ephrata, Pennsylvania: Science Press, 1973), p. 94. CONDITION: Examined out of frame. Losses and toning. 10,000 - 20,000

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1120 - SLIDE LID BOX. PROBABLY LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. WALNUT AND SULFUR INLAY. CIRCA 1796. Initialed “H. D.” in red sulphur and dated 1796 in red and white sulphur. Illustrated in “American Furniture 2015” edited by Luke Beckerdite, figure 195. CONDITION: Old split in bottom board filled. 8,000 - 12,000

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1121 - PAINT DECORATED SLIDE LID BOX. PENNSYLVANIA. PINE. CIRCA 1800. CONDITION: Top of endboard replaced. Paint decorations enhanced / embellished. 500 - 1,500

1122 - PAINT DECORATED SLIDE LID BOX. PENNSYLVANIA. PINE. CIRCA 1800. CONDITION: Paint decorations enhanced - embellished. 500 - 1,500

1123 - BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE FOR HENRICH MOLL (B. JULY 16, 1809) ATTRIBUTED TO CONRAD TRVITS (1751 - 1830). WEST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, UNION COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1820. Frame: 15 - 1/2” x 18 - 1/2”. This certificate records the birth of Henrich Mill on March 8, 1820, in West Buffalo Township, Union County, Pennsylvania, to Conrad and Susanna (Dunkelberger) Moll and his subsequent baptism by Pastor Henrich Fries. It was made by Conrad Trevits, a German native who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1773 and served in the Continental Army from 1776 to 1781 under Captain Benjamin Weiser. After the war, he became a schoolmaster and fraktur artist. His distinctive handwriting and use of mottled colors - created by heavily pooling the watercolor in certain areas - help to identify his work. Not examined out of the frame. For a related example, see Minardi, “Drawn with Spirit”, cat. no. 111. CONDITION: losses, tears, and toning. 1,500 - 3,000

1124 - LOT OF 2 LINEN AND COTTON SHOW TOWELS. Larger: 19” x 62”. Lot consists of two linen and cotton show towels. The first is a well executed show towel with a homespun linen ground in plain weave with typical Pennsylvania German designs and inscribed with the maker’s name and date - “Ann Eby 1832” - in red cotton thread in cross stitch. The crocheted lace bottom panel again with typical design motifs and with a bottom fringe. The second is an early 19th century show towel that has a crocheted lace panel at the top with vases of flowers done in blue, white and red cross stitch, the design elements typical of the Pennsylvania Germans. All on a plain linen ground with additional cross stitch and crocheted panels with additional designs. The bottom and top with fringe borders. CONDITION: Nice condition. 300 - 600 110

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1125 - (A) EXTREMELY FINE DIMINUTIVE RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED J. WELSHANS. Manufacturer: Jacob Welshans Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .46 Rifled Barrel Length: 42 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique

This rifle is one of the finest made relief carved rifles in existence. It is comparable in quality to the best Jacob Kuntz Philadelphia rifles. This rifle is signed by Jacob Welshans. For another signature that is nearly identical, see page 130 of “Gunsmiths of York County” by James B. Whisker. Jacob Welshans, Jr. worked in York County, Pennsylvania. He is also listed in the Harrisburg records as a gunsmith in 1807 and 1811. The form of this rifle is more indicative of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The full length, octagon barrel is deeply rifled and features a silver front sight and a notched iron rear sight with engraved decoration. The hand forged lock has a flat plate with beveled edges and a molding towards the tail. It is quite possible this lock was made by Jacob Welshans, Jr. The curled trigger has an ornate ‘C’ scroll cut out behind it. The brass furniture includes an extremely fine four piece patchbox with five piercings. The edges and finial are deeply chased and engraved with scrolls. The lid is engraved with foliate scrolls and well as a snake with its tongue extended facing a winged griffin with its tongue also extended. The toeplate is engraved with decoration and terminates in a ball which is also the patchbox release. The trigger guard has faceted faces and engraved bands. The sideplate is delicate and well designed with a molding at the tail and spurs surrounding the rear lock retaining screw. The rifle has faceted brass ramrod ferrules and a pin fastened brass nosecap. The slender stock is reminiscent of Dauphin County with an extremely thin Roman nose profile. There is relief carved feathering decorated with incised designs in front of the lock and the sideplate. There is a raised panel along the ramrod channel terminating in incised repeating chevrons as well as relief designs flowing into incised designs on both sides of the ramrod entry ferrule. The checkering shows diamond shaped panels of very finely executed checkering. There is chip carving along the crescent of the buttplate on the left side and decorative borders carved along the bottom of the buttstock on both sides. Below the cheekpiece there is a relief design with a checkered section in the center surrounded by two ‘C’ scrolls. Behind the cheekpiece There are two relief ‘C’ scrolls facing in opposite directions with the overlap section checkered. The relief scrolls are decorated with detailed incised designs. CONDITION: The barrel retains a spotted brown patina with some lighter areas and some light freckling on top flat. Lock is original and in its original flintlock configuration. It retains a brown patina and functions well. Brass retains a mostly mellow, dark mustard patina. The sideplate has been lightly polished. Stock is excellent, retaining almost all of its original finish with only a few scattered marks from use and some minor chipping below the lockplate. Checkering shows some minor wear. This rifle exhibits the pinnacle of Jacob Welshan’s work. It survives in fantastic, almost untouched condition. 30,000 - 60,000

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1126 - (A) EXTRAORDINARY FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE WITH PENNSYLVANIA STATE SEAL ON PATCHBOX, ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB KUNTZ. Manufacturer: Jacob Kuntz Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .52 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 43 - 7/8” FFL Status: Antique In 1989, Joe Kindig III stated “Jacob Kuntz is certainly in a class by himself,” illustrating the high regard in which his work is viewed today. Other similar examples are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Winterthur. This rifle is undoubtedly one of the finest ever made by Jacob Kuntz. The two stage barrel features an applied teardrop shaped brass front and an iron notched rear sight centered on the block. The flat lockplate has beveled edges and a step at the tail. It is stamped “W / KETLAND / & CO” in the center. Although this rifle was made while Kuntz was in Philadelphia it shows a number of Lehigh characteristics including a stepped wrist, a short relief cheekpiece, a Lehigh profile to the buttstock, and a triangular shaped forestock. The four piece pierced brass patchbox incorporates the state seal of Pennsylvania into

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the finely engraved pierced and inlaid composition and sets it aside from Kuntzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other work. The rifle has a classic Kuntz two piece pierced and engraved sideplate featuring floral designs. The toeplate is shaped and engraved to form a pineapple, while the Lehigh County trigger guard, with a lug in front of the bow, lacks engraving. There is a pierced brass inlay on each side of the forearm, which is decorated with engraved floral designs. There is a silver Allentown Indian head engraved with detail just in front of the trigger guard finial. Above the cheekpiece there is an ornate, engraved, and pierced silver eagle. the figured maple stock shows classic Lehigh County form and features a checkered wrist, a raised border around the barrel tang, and an incised, stylized Fleur-de-Lis, commonly found on Kuntz guns, behind the ramrod ferrule. On the left side of the cheekpiece is the signature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jacob Kuntzâ&#x20AC;? relief and incised designed featuring flowers, scalloping, and foliate scrolls surrounding a large checkered panel. Complete with a replaced brass tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a mostly mottled brown patina with some edge wear and scattered marks. The lock is probably a replacement and has been professionally reconverted to flintlock configuration, retains a brown surface. Brass retains a mellowing patina, showing some light wear and scattered marks from use. Some minor denting to sideplate around rear lock retaining screw. Ramrod thimbles also show some wear and minor denting. Stock retains much original Lehigh violin finish in and around carving, and in protected areas. There is a small sliver replaced above the cock and a couple small slivers along the forend on the right side. It would be difficult to find a better example of a Jacob Kuntz rifle. 40,000 - 60,000

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1127 - (A) FINE CARVED BUCKS COUNTY FLINTLOCK RIFLE SIGNED SHULER. Manufacturer: John Shuler Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .50 Rifled Barrel Length: 42” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is shown on page 16 of “Accouterments II” by James Johnston and on page 88 of “Behold the Longrifle, Again” by James B. Whisker. The full octagonal, rifled barrel has a brass front sight and notched decorated rear sight. There are two lines inscribed on the barrel both in front of and behind the sight. Flat hand forged lockplate with molded tail and inscribed “J. Shuler” in the center. Scarce faceted brass pan; brass pans have been observed on a couple other Shuler rifles. The brass furniture includes a classic one piece brass patchbox which opens horizontally and is inscribed in the lid with a large “JS” along with two floral motifs. Classic Bucks County trigger guard with screw at the rear tang and a curled trigger. Classic Bucks County sideplate with faceted edges. Bucks County ramrod ferrule with long extension and engraved with tulip and scrolls. There is also an open ended brass nosecap with two sets of double lines and a brass touch hole pick holder inlaid below the cheekpiece and engraved with a flower around the screw. There is an inlaid silver plaque behind the ramrod entry ferrule, engraved with a splayed chicken eagle as well as an engraved silver eight-point Moravian star above the cheekpiece. There is a silver oval shaped wrist escutcheon engraved with rocker panel border and inscribed “JCY”. This rifle is stocked in figured maple displaying classic Bucks County form with petite dimensions. There are incised carved panels around the lock and sideplate terminating in Fleur-de-Lis motifs and classic Shuler incised carving around the barrel tang. There are ornate incised ‘C’ scrolls on both sides of the wrist and behind the cheekpiece on the left side. Complete with its original wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a light grey patina and has been cleaned at the breech where there is some heavy pitting. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration and shows crisp signature with a small repair to the front of the brass frizzen. Brass retains a mellow, mustard patina. Stock very good, retaining much original violin finish, a couple small cracks repaired near foremost ramrod ferrule and some other small marks from use. A very nice, double signed Bucks County rifle. 20,000 - 40,000

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1128 - (A) RELIEF CARVED EARLY BERKS COUNTY FLINTLOCK LONGRIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO HAGA. Manufacturer: Haga Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .55 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 44 - 7/8” FFL Status: Antique For another example made by the same hand with very similar carving behind the cheekpiece, see rifle number 76 on page 203 of “Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age” by Joe Kindig, Jr. Kindig attributes this gun to Wolfgang Haga and states it was made in the Reading area. This example has a full length, smoothbore, octagonal barrel with sights mounted on the top flat. The flat lockplate is inscribed “Ketland & Co” in the center. The rifle has an early four piece brass patchbox retained by screws and featuring a Fleur-de-Lis finial. The patchbox release button is located on top of the faceted buttplate tang. Early faceted Bucks County trigger guard with wide bow. Sideplate of early Berks County form with beveled edges. There is an eight point brass star retained by a screw in the center located above the cheekpiece. The cheekpiece is inlaid with a brass plaque inscribed “J*GUTING”. A document that accompanies this rifle shows a copy of a page from “Berks County Births 1705-1800, Vol III 1770-1780” by HP Publishing in Reading, Pennsylvania. It shows that John Jacob Gutin was born on July 17th, 1764 in Rockland Township. This rifle features a highly figured maple stock of early Berks County form with a Roman nose buttstock, a relief carved shell around the ramrod entry ferrule; a relief carved, stylized Fleur-de-Lis around the barrel tang, and relief ‘C’ scrolls behind the cheekpiece. There is a large, period, tin repair around the forend about 12-1/2” from the muzzle. Complete with its original ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains sharp edges and a smooth, brown patina overall with some corrosion towards the breech. Lock retains a dark, heavy, brown patina and is in its original flintlock configuration. Brass has been lacquered and retains a mellow, mustard patina. Stock retains much original finish and shows scattered marks from use and some minor losses around the lock, barrel tang, and along forend. This rifle has had no restoration to the stock. Carvings show some wear around barrel tang and ramrod entry ferrule. A very nice, early identified Reading rifle. PROVENANCE: Ex Hollis E. Brodrick Collection (letter included); Ex Garvin Collection. 10,000 - 20,000

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1129 - (A) RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE MARKED FREDERICK SELL Manufacturer: Frederick Sell Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .55 Rifled Barrel Length: 42 - 1/4” FFL Status: Antique

This rifle is shown on page 222 of George Shumway’s “Longrifles of Note, Muzzle Blasts” from December, 1994. It was made by Frederick Sell, who worked in Littlestown, York County, Pennsyvania. The rifled full octagon barrel has a brass front sight and iron notched rear sight. In front of the rear sight, there is a brass inlaid block inscribed “Frederick Sell”. The flat lockplate with a molded tail is unsigned. Brass furniture includes a pierced and engraved four-piece patchbox with hidden release on top skirt. Brass sideplate with rocker-panel borders and an engraved rocker panel keystone, possibly a replacement. Engraved silver eight-point star above cheekpiece and an octagonal silver inlay on each side of forearm. Barrel retained by brass keys. Relief-carved stock of York County form and of plain maple. Relief scrolls around barrel tang and on both sides of cheekpiece. CONDITION: Barrel retains an applied brown patina with scattered freckling and some corrosion at breech. Lock is a good professional reconversion. Brass retains a mellowing patina. Stock retains a later coat of finish with some very dark areas. Some scattered patches of professional restoration. A very well-carved York County Golden Age rifle. 8,000 - 15,000

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1130 - (A) CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY FOWLER MARKED JACOB ERNST. Manufacturer: Jacob Ernst Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .60 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 50 - 3/8” FFL Status: Antique Jacob Ernst worked in York County, Pennsylvania. Smoothbore, two stage barrel with sights mounted on topand marked in script “J * E NO 53” on the top flat near the breech. The flat lockplate is inscribed “Ketland / & Co”. Brass furniture includes an engraved toeplate and a classic York County sideplate with beveled edges. Partially figured maple stock of classic Golden Age York County form with relief panels around the lock and sideplate with extended tangs terminating in teardrops. There are relief foliate designs around the barrel tang and ramrod entry ferrule, as well as carving around the wrist and comb. There are also incised designs on the left side of the buttstock behind the cheekpiece. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with some applied brown finish towards the breech. Signature has been added or refreshed, some corrosion at breech. Lock is reconverted and retains a brown finish, markings have been refreshed. Sideplate is a probable replacement and brass retains a mellow, dark mustard patina. Trigger guard shows a repair to the front tang. Stock retains much old patina and finish with a repaired break in front of the trigger guard tang. Scattered areas of wood and slivers replaced throughout. Ramrod is period but is a replacement. A nice example of a York County fowler. 1,500 - 3,000

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1131 - (A) FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB KUNTZ. Manufacturer: Jacob Kuntz Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .49 Rifled Barrel Length: 43 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique This rifle dates about 1820-1830 and is attributed to Jacob Kuntz when he was working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Full length, rifled, octagon barrel. Replaced lock with rounded tail and flat lockplate. Brass furniture in the classic Kuntz style. Silver eight-point star inlaid above cheekpiece. Stock of partially figured maple with checkered panels around wrist and incised carving around ramrod entry ferrule. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina and has been lacquered. Bore has been re-rifled. Lock is contemporary and a replacement. Brass furniture has been lacquered and polished. Wood around lock cavity has been replaced and on the right side of barrel tang stock has been sanded and refinished. It is evident that someone was recently still shooting this rifle. 1,500 - 3,000

1132 - (A) PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE SIGNED J. HOAKE. Manufacturer: Jacob Hoake Model: Percussion Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .55 Rifled Barrel Length: 41 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique According to “American Gunsmiths” by Frank M. Sellers. Jacob Hoake worked in Lancaster, Pennsylvania between 1775 and 1831. He is listed as making Committee of Safety locks and Kentucky rifles. This example has an extremely heavy, octagonal, rifled barrel with a brass front sight and a notched rear sight. It is signed on the top flat near the breech “J. Hoake” in script. The flat lockplate is stamped “DREPERT” in the center and is engraved with a single line border. The rifle has double set triggers and a brass target style trigger guard. The rifle has a finely engraved four piece patchbox featuring ornate scrolls. Classic Lancaster County sideplate with beveled edges. The plain, full length, walnut stock is of classic Lancaster form with no decoration other than incised scrolls on each side of the ramrod entry ferrule. CONDITION: Completely as found and untouched with dry surfaces and dark patina on all components. Lock was professionally converted to percussion during the period of use. Signature on barrel is still visible with barrel having a dark, heavy patina with some freckling overall. Brass retains a dark, heavy patina, nearly turned to black on some components. Patchbox lid shows some denting. Stock is untouched and shows scattered marks from use and some splintering on the left side of the forend near the muzzle. Nosecap and ramrod are absent. 1,500 - 3,000

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1133 - (A) FINE FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL SIGNED KUNTZ PHILADELPHIA. Manufacturer: Jacob Kuntz Model: Flintlock Kentucky Pistol Caliber/Bore: .45 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 8-1/4” FFL Status: Antique Jacob Kuntz first worked in Northampton County, Pennsylvania before moving to Philadelphia in 1811, according to “Thoughts on the American Flintlock Pistol” by Sam Dyke. This pistol was probably made right when he moved to Philadelphia as he still spells his name “Kuntz” rather than “Kunz”, which he uses later in his gunmaking career. Jacob Kuntz soon became one of Philadelphia’s most prominent gunsmiths. This fine pistol has a two-stage smoothbore barrel with a detailed relief wedding band separating the sections. There is stiff-leaf engraving near the breech and “PHILADA” is engraved on the top flat in block letters. The lock is engraved with detailed borders and inscribed “Kuntz” in the center. The brass furniture includes a pierced two-piece sideplate engraved with detailed shading and scrolls. The triggerguard has a shaped and engraved floral finial and engraved with foliate scrolls on the bow. Pommel cap is engraved extensively with floral motifs. Brass nosecap and ramrod ferrules. There is a silver oval-shaped wrist escutcheon engraved with borders and flowers. Plain maple stock of classic Kuntz form with relief molding around barrel tang and incised borders along both sides of forend, grip with shaped panels of checkering. A well-made iron brace was added to the back of the grip during the period of use due to cracking of the grip. Complete with its original brass-tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a heavy dark brown patina with crisp engraving. Lock is original and in its original flintlock configuration, retaining a dark patina matching the barrel, signature is clear and excellent. There is a crack in the neck of the cock. Brass shows very little use and retains a dark unpolished mustard patina, tang of entry ferrule is missing a small piece. Stock retains much of its original finish with some wear. Some repaired cracks to wrist and one small sliver replaced near trigger floorplate. A very nice example of Kuntz’s fine work. 15,000 - 30,000

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1134 - (A) ATTRACTIVE SILVER MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOL SIGNED J. KUNTZ Manufacturer: Jacob Kunz Model: Flintlock Kentucky Pistol Caliber/Bore: .44 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 7 - 3/4” FFL Status: Antique This fine silver mounted pistol dates circa 1820-1830 and was made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Jacob Kunz. It is one of only a few known silver mounted Kunz pistols. The two-stage smoothbore barrel is signed “J. KUNZ” in block letters on the top flat, towards the breech, which is engraved with stiffleaf designs. There is a small silver sight surrounded by an engraved sunburst. The flat lockplate has a rounded tail, reinforced cock, and a roller frizzen. Stamped “JOHN WALKER / WARRANTED” in center and decorated with sprigs of engraving. Engraved silver mounts feature floral scrolls. Stock of partially figured walnut with shaped checkered panel around the grip. Complete with original ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel shows some wear and retains a spotted light grey patina. Lock refinished and professionally reconverted, touch-hole lined with brass. Mounts very good with some light wear and scattered marks. Stock very good with some added finish and a small sliver replaced above cock. Some minor chipping around lockplate. Ramrod tip is a replacement. A very attractive and scarce silver-mounted American pistol. 4,000 - 8,000

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1135 - IRON LOCK STAMPED “J. WELSHANS”. YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1800. A beautifully executed lock by a master gunsmith. There is also a tomahawk and rifle in this sale by this maker, Lots 1095 and 1089. PROVENANCE: William Guthman. 2,000 - 3,000

1136 - BRASS RULE. Inscribed “JW” “1784”, possibly for Jacob Welshons, gunsmith of York, Pennsylvania. 500 - 1,000

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1137 - EXTREMELY FINE QUEEN ANNE UPHOLSTERED BACK STOOL. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. WALNUT. 1755. 41” x 22” x 19”. The tall, vertical extended back with an arched crest is over a compass shaped seat. It is on well modeled cabriole legs that terminate in pad feet with the square rear legs having a slight chamfer to the lower inside, all connected by a rear turned medial stretcher and block and elongated side stretchers. CONDITION: The chair survives in very good condition with an early finish. Appears to retain the original slip seat. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 10,000 - 20,000

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1138 - CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY TURRET-CORNERED GAMES TABLE. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1770 - 1775. 29 - 1/2” x 33 - 3/4” x 17 - 1/2”. The table has a rectangular frame with turret ends with a central drawer of the skirt. Boldy carved gadrooning on the front and sides over four carved acanthus leaf cabriole legs. Fine Philadelphia style ball and claw feet. CONDITION: At one time the table was painted. Three small areas of gadrooning replaced. Patches to top where second generation hinges were added (now removed). A piece of the upper skirt above the drawer has been replaced. Additional patch to the top at proper left rear. A very rare survivor of outstanding form. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 20,000 - 40,000

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1139 - WILLIAM AND MARY GATELEG TABLE. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. WALNUT. CIRCA 1720. 29” x 47 - 3/4” x 21 - 3/4”. The gateleg table consists of an oval drop leaf top over a rectangular frame with drawers and reverse cyma curved skirt. The table is supported on turned columnar legs connected with baluster turned stretchers with ball feet. CONDITION: Early turnings and skirt shaping with a very old surface. 2” addition to one leaf. PROVENANCE: Old label in drawer describing descent from William Franklin of Rancocas Park, New Jersey. Joe Kindig Antiques. 25,000 - 50,000

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1140 - CHESTER COUNTY SPICE CHEST. PENNSYLVANIA. WALNUT. CIRCA 1760. An extremely desirable form retaining its original interior drawers. Tombstone panel doors, bracket feet and central drop. CONDITION: Small H hinges restored. Lip door molding repaired. Small repair to proper right rear at side of foot facing. At one time the chest was painted green. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 15,000 - 30,000

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1141 - RARE PAIR OF HEPPLEWHITE PEMBROKE TABLES. PROBABLY CONNECTICUT. CIRCA 1790. Each: 27 - 1/2” x 29 - 1/2” x 20 - 1/4”. The tables have rectangular tops and ovolo shaped leaves with inlaid stringing on the edges framing the shape of the top. Conforming base with elaborately inlaid skirts with rectangular stringing centering a mahogany oval and book inlays at the tops of the legs. The skirt is banded and the square tapering legs have satinwood stringing. The legs terminate in brass cup casters, possibly added later. Cherry and white pine secondary wood. Although the Pembroke table form was frequently made in pairs, a relatively small number have survived together. These tables are visually strong as a result of the elaborate composition of the inlaid surfaces. CONDITION: Very good condition, tops faded. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 5,000 - 10,000

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1142 - PAINT DECORATED BLANKET CHEST. LEBANON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1770. 24 - 1/2” x 49 - 1/2” x 21 - 1/2”. Original polychrome decoration with a long rectangular panel with a central star flanked by floral motifs in yellows, reds and greens on a mottled brown ground with a single lip molded drawer beneath. CONDITION: The top has remnants of a large painted cartouche. The front foot facings are original, the side facings are replaced. Hinges are original, the brass on the drawer is a replacement. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 3,000 - 5,000

1143 - POPLAR DESK ON FRAME WITH A STRETCHER BASE. PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1760 - 1780. 36 - 1/2” x 34 - 3/8” x 25 1/4”. Rare form with beautiful turnings, the slant-lid, fall front desk section reveals a desk interior with a double row of pigeon holes, all over one long and two short drawers with an applied ogee medial molding. Baluster turned legs that terminate in original ball feet with block and baluster turned side and medial stretchers. CONDITION: Replaced hinges, replaced battens on fall front. Repair to proper left rear leg. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 2,000 - 4,000

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1144 - THREE-PART DINING TABLE. PENNSYLVANIA. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1800. The table has demilune ends and a rectangular center section with deep drop ends, all on square tapered legs. CONDITION: Very good condition. A nice usable set of tables for a large dining room. 1,500 - 3,500

1145 - BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE FOR PETER HANA SIGNED BY DANIEL PETERMAN (1797 - 1871). YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1823. Frame: 15 - 3/4” x 17 - 3/4” x 1”. This certificate records the birth of Peter Hana on November 2, 1823 in Dover Township, York County, Pennsylvania to Johannes and Maria (Altland) Hana and his subsequent baptism by Pastor Gräber. It is signed at the bottom-right corner by Daniel Peterman, one of the few fraktur artists to regularly sign his work. Peterman undoubtedly made this piece for a relative; his wife Anna Maria’s maiden name was Altland. For a related example, see Minardi, “Drawn with Spirit”, cat. nos. 172 - 174. On Peterman, see June Burk Lloyd, “Daniel Peterman: Fraktur in Transition” in “Der Reggeboge: Journal of the Pennsylvania German Society” vol. 46, no. 1 (2012), pp. 9 - 17; also June Burke Lloyd, “Faith and Family: Pennsylvania German Heritage in York County Area Fraktur” (York, Pennsylvania: York County Heritage Trust, 2001), pp. 37 - 38. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Losses and toning. 3,000 - 5,000

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1146 - EXTREMELY RARE LARGE SIZE QUEEN ANNE WOOLWORK PICTURE PROBABLY ENGLISH CIRCA 1700. Frame: 22 - 1/4” x 24 - 3/4” x 1”. Depicted in the lower range of this picture is a whimsical couple in typical dress of the period with a fully saddled horse and peacock. Pastoral setting with various fruit trees, grapes, carnations, tulips, birds and butterflies. The upper range consists of a camel and monkey, an elephant and lion laying down with a lamb from the Peaceable Kingdom, and a serpent from Adam and Eve with fruits and flowers, and the sun, stars and moon. This needlework picture retains all the original, wonderful color of the needlework and is an extremely important example of the period. It is framed in an eighteenth century Hogarth frame. CONDITION: Repairs on the lower left side. 2,000 - 4,000

1147 - SMALL PAIR OF PASTEL PORTRAITS OF A MAN AND WOMAN. PROBABLY ENGLISH. CIRCA 1790. Each: 22 - 1/2” x 8” x 1”. The portraits remain in their original gilt carved Adam period frames with ornamental floral sprigs below and bow knots and swags above. CONDITION: The frames and pastels are in very good condition retaining an original gilt surface with minor losses. 1,000 - 2,000

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1148 - WALNUT AND CARVED GILT LOOKING GLASS QUEEN ANNE ENGLISH CIRCA 1730. 38 - 5/8” x 14 - 3/4”. A veneered crest with a carved gilt shell motif over the looking glass that is framed in a bold molding with a pronounced inner gilt carved border. 19th century glass. 1,000 - 2,000

1149 - RARE PENNSYLVANIA DOOR HINGE. BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1750 - 1780. 12” x 10” x 1 - 1/4”. Wrought iron hinge in the form of a bird. This hinge was purchased from a descendant of the original owner who removed it from a family home in the Oley Valley of Berks County. It is attributed to the Hopewell Forge (act. 1774-1780), Union Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. 1,000 - 2,000

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1150 - LOT OF 2: PAIR OF SHEFFIELD WINE COASTERS OF AMERICAN INTEREST. ENGLAND. AFTER 1812. Each: 5”d x 1”. The sides are neatly pierced with a fret design. The bottoms show original varnished engravings of American naval engagements of the War of 1812, including the Constitution and the Guerierre in which the American ship won the battle. These were probably made in Sheffield, England for the American market after the battle. 500 - 1,000

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1151 - STAMP CARVED WITH “LANCASTER COUNTY”. POPLAR. LATE 18TH CENTURY. 39” x 2 - 1/2”. A wooden carved stamp of “Lancaster County” including carved tulips. Stamps with a location rather than a family name are not frequently encountered. CONDITION: It survives with a nice old surface and some deterioration to the one end. 500 - 1,000

1152 - LOT OF 4: WROUGHT IRON LIGHTING DEVICES. Largest: 22 - 1/4” x 12 - 3/4” x 10”. Lot includes: first, a wrought iron rushlight and candle holder on tripod base; second, a double candle holder of wrought iron on a tripod base; third, another rushlight holder on a wooden base; and fourth, a wrought iron four-light candelabra. 200 - 500

1153 - 4-PIECE WROUGHT IRON CANDLE HOLDER SET. Largest: 18 - 3/4” x 7” x 7”. Four platform base candle holders. 500 - 1,000

1154 - BED WARMER. ENGLISH OR AMERICAN. BRASS, COPPER AND ASH. CIRCA 1700. A turned wooden handle in a copper sleeve riveted to the brass warming pan with a pierced and engraved top. The engraved, pierced design consisting of foliated ornament and a large, centered vase. This is a nice, early 18th century example in original condition. A related example is in the Victoria and Albert Museum and is illustrated in “The Brass Book” by Herbert Schiffer, 410-A. 200 - 300

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1155 - WRITING SAMPLE (VORSCHRIFT) MADE FOR JACOB REES. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1774. Frame: 10 - 1/3” x 15 - 3/4” x 3/4”. This writing sample is dated January 15, 1774, and inscribed within the heart for Jacob Rees in “Hatvil” Township a phonetic spelling of Hatfield Township - founded in 1730 and located in what is now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The name of Jacob Rees appears in a list of men from Hatfield Township deemed eligible for military duty in 1780. However, his name does not appear on the roll of men from Hatfield Township who served in the Fifth Battalion of the Philadelphia County militia, indicating that he may not have served. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Losses, toning and water damage. 500 - 1,000

1156 - RELIGIOUS TEXT. SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1781. Frame: 10 - 1/2” x 15 - 3/4” x 1”. This religious text is dated January 22, 1781 in the bottom right corner; the date “1781” appears again in the heart at the bottom left corner. The text begins “Ich habe den Weg der Wahrheit erwehlet, deine rechte hab ich vor mich gestellet,” taken from Psalm 119, verse 30: “I have chosen the way of the truth: thy judgement have I laid before me.” CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Losses, toning and water damage. 500 - 1,000

1157 - RARE INDENTURE SIGNED BY LANCASTER KENTUCKY RIFLE MAKER JON GONTER DATED 1815. Frame: 23” x 25”. This indenture is dated July 5th, 1815 and is between Jon Gonter of the Borough of Columbia, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and John Davis of Manor Township. It lists his occupation as ‘Gunsmith’. It is double signed by Jon Gonter. The indenture is framed in a 25-1/2” x 23” frame with red and black matting. Document itself measures 15-1/2” x 18”. CONDITION: Separated at folds into six sections, showing some minor losses, tears, and staining. 500 - 1,000

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1158 - PENNSYLVANIA SGRAFFITO POLYCHROME REDWARE PLATE. ROCK HILL TOWNSHIP, BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. 1784. 12 - 1/4” x 12 - 1/4” x 2 - 1/4”. The plate is attributed to Jacob Stout and John Lacy. It has a white slip surface with a central polychrome sgraffito design of a flower with the date “1784” below. It has a yellowish lead glaze. CONDITION: Extensive loss to the glaze. 3,000 - 5,000

1159 - LOT OF 4: LARGE YELLOW SLIP DECORATED REDWARE DISHES. AMERICAN. CIRCA 1820. Largest: 12” x 12” x 2 - 1/4”. CONDITION: Various chips and losses to glaze and slip. 500 - 1,000

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1160 - (A) FINE SILVER INLAID SWIVEL BREECH RIFLE SIGNED NICHOLAS HAWK Manufacturer: Nicholas Hawk Model: Flintlock Swivel Breech Caliber/Bore: .50 Rifled Barrel Length: 37 - 7/8” FFL Status: Antique This rifle comes with an engraved sterling silver hang tag inscribed “Kentucky Rifle Assn / 1984 / Best Non-Carved Rifle”. At the time, owner was listed as Jim Lucie. For a similar example but without the silver inlays and piercings see rifle number 67 in “The Kentucky Rifle” by Merrill Lindsay. Nicholas Hawk was born in Gilber, Northampton County, Pennsylvania in 1782. Nicholas Hawk was an excellent engraver and used innovative technology and styles of decoration. He died in his hometown in 1844. His original shop still stands and has been recently moved to the Jacobsburg Historical Society property for preservation. The twin rifled octagonal barrels are separated on each side by a brass rib attached with brass barrel keys, and a ramrod is mounted on one side. Both ribs are decorated with shaded, engraved designs. Both barrels have iron rear sights and brass front sights. One barrel has a shaped brass inlaid plaque inscribed “Nicholas Hawk” and is decorated with other designs. Each side features a pan and frizzen at the breech and the swiveling mechanism is activated by pulling back on the entire trigger guard, which releases the barrels. There is a single cock and lockplate on the right side, features a molding towards the tail. The sliding trigger guard is faceted and of brass, and the rifle has an engraved toeplate extending all the way into the rear tang of the trigger guard. There is a brass engraved sideplate opposite the lock which mirrors the shape of the lockplate. There is an ornately engraved four piece brass patchbox with silver inlays in each of the piercings. The left side of the buttstock features a large inlaid brass and silver ‘C’ scroll, ornately engraved with shading and designs. There is a pierced floral design inlaid in silver above the cheekpiece and a brass pickholder beneath the cheekpiece. There is an engraved silver oval wrist escutcheon with vacant inscription. The highly figured maple buttstock is in the classic Northampton County form. Complete with its probably original wooden ramrod with brass tips at both ends. CONDITION: Barrels retain a brown patina and signature plate shows some minor wear. Brass ribs are excellent and retain a mellow mustard patina. Locks appear to be in their original flintlock configuration and show some scattered freckling overall and grey patina. Action and swivel breech are crisp and function well. Brass and silver retain a mellow patina. Stock shows some scattered marks and minor age cracks with one small piece replaced between the lockplate and barrel tang. Stock retains a later coat of finish. An extremely ornate swivel breech rifle that is the finest known example by Nicholas Hawk. 15,000 - 30,000

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1161 - (A) PRE-REVOLUTIONARY WAR FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO OERTER. Manufacturer: Christian Oerter - Attributed Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .70 Rifled Barrel Length: 40 - 3/8” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is featured as No. 134 on pages 574 and 575 of “Rifles of Colonial America” by George Shumway. It is also pictured on page 23 of “Moravian Gunmaking” published by the Kentucky Rifle Association and Robert Lienemann. It is attributed to Christian Oerter during his apprenticeship with Andreas Albrecht in Christian Springs, Pennsylvania. In 1762, a formal gunsmiths shop opened at Christian Springs and in 1760 Oerter apprenticed under Andreas Albrecht. Christian Oerter was born in 1747 and moved from Bethlehem to Nazarath in 1769. He moved to Christian Springs in 1760. In 1766 he became Master of the gunshop. He died on March 29th, 1777 at age 29. Many features on this rifle relate to Oerter’s work, including the overall architecture, the unique muzzle cap construction, the style of the hardware, the use of an early English lock, and the forestock moldings which are indicative of early Lehigh County. The early, swamped octagon barrel features a brass front sight and a shaped, notched iron rear sight. This early barrel was possibly shop-made as file marks are present. The barrel has narrow seven groove radius rifling in the early style. There is an engraved dagger on the underside of the barrel. The early English lock has a flat plate engraved with scroll decoration. Early English locks are listed in the Christian Springs gunshop inventory. The brass furniture is very similar to gun number 43 in “Rifles of Colonial America” by George Shumway. The trigger guard is indicative of other Oerter rifles and has a large lug in front of the trigger guard bow, and faceted faces. The buttplate measures 2-1/8” across at the widest point and has a faceted tang. The ramrod ferrules are of cast brass. The full length, partially figured, maple stock has a classic, early Lehigh profile. There are relief panels around the lock and sideplate, and a relief pennant with incised designs around the barrel tang. The wrist is stepped slightly and there is a long, molded cheekpiece. The rifle has a simple, incised ‘S’ shaped design behind the cheekpiece, along with a single leaf. The sliding wooden patchbox is rectangular. Complete with a wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a mottled, brown patina with some corrosion around touch hole. Original lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions well. Lock retains a dark brown patina and part of the cock screw was broken off during the period and is absent. Brass retains a dark mustard to brown patina and shows some wear and scattered marks. Stock shows no signs of restoration. There is some minor chipping around the lock as well as a small crack stemming from the front of the lock tang. Otherwise, there are a few scattered marks from use, minor age cracks, and a couple minor chips along forend. Retains a later coat of finish. A nice, early rifle with attractive architecture. 20,000 - 40,000

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1162 - (A) FANTASTIC RELIEF-CARVED REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED J. FERREE. Manufacturer: J. Ferree Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .54 Rifled Barrel Length: 48” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is featured as rifle number 6 and both sides are pictured in “The Kentucky Rifle” by Merrill Lindsay. Joel Ferree was born in 1731 and was the son of French Huguenot immigrant, Philip Ferree. In 1752, Joel received a tract of land from his father and in the deed he is referred to as “Joel Ferree - gunsmith of Leacock Township”. The land was located on the north side of Pequea Creek, just west of Paradise. Ferree was one of the prominent gunsmiths of the American Revolution and was contracted to make gun barrels and guns for the Committee of Safety. Joel Ferree worked in Lancaster County for his entire life and died in 1801 when he was shot, killed, and scalped by local Indians while visiting his nephew in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The rifles dates to between 1770 and 1785 and features a rifled, octagonal barrel. It is signed in script on a silver inlaid plaque on the top of the barrel “J. Ferree”. the well-made lockplate has beveled edges and a molded tail. The rifle features an early four piece brass patchbox which is finely engraved with shell designs, borders, and flowers. The convex lid is inscribed with the initials “JM”. The toeplate is engraved with scrolls on each side of the screw and broken line borders. There is a brass inlay between the toeplate and the trigger guard with a hole for a touch hole pick. The buttplate measures 2-1/8” at the widest spot including the patchbox lid and about 1-15/16” excluding the lid. The early trigger guard features a wide bow and faceted faces and is nearly identical to one used on a signed William Antes rifle. The sideplate is of the early Lancaster form and is plain with beveled edges. There is a silver eight point star with detailed shading engraved above the cheekpiece. The full length stock of highly figured maple is in the classic, early Lancaster County form. There are relief carved panels terminating in teardrops around the lock and sideplate. There is also a relief carved foliate design with incised accents around the barrel tang, and a stylized Fleur-de-Lis in relief with incised checkered panels behind the ramrod entry ferrule. There are high relief, scalloped, foliate ‘C’ scrolls behind the cheekpiece and on both sides of the wrist. Rifle has a replaced wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown surface, some applied patina, and some scattered marks from use. Signature is excellent. About 14” of the barrel has been professionally replaced. The lock is a good, professional reconversion but the lockplate appears to be original to the gun. Brass furniture is excellent, retaining a mellow mustard patina showing some minor wear and scattered marks. Stock has a later coat of finish and carving is excellent, showing some light wear. About 14-1/2” of the forend have been professionally replaced. This is an extremely attractive and well-carved, early Lancaster County rifle. 30,000 - 50,000

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1163 - (A) AS FOUND RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO LEONARD REEDY. Manufacturer: Leonard Reedy Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .50 Smoothbored Barrel Length: 42 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique Leonard Reedy was born in 1772 and apprenticed under John Bonewitz in Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Reedy developed and used his own unique characteristics such as his signature carving around the barrel tang and on the left side of the buttstock. The rifle has a full length, smoothbore, octagonal barrel with a brass front sight and a notched rear sight. The original lockplate is stamped “CALDERWOOD”. The brass furniture includes a four piece brass patchbox with scroll engraved accents, brass trigger guard, and flat brass slideplate. There is a brass half moon inlay above the cheekpiece as well as brass escutcheons around each side of the four barrel keys. There is a vacant silver, oval shaped wrist escutcheon as well. Complete with its original wooden ramrod. The stock is of figured maple and has relief carved panels terminating in a teardrop around the lock and sideplate. The early ‘C’ scrolls, carved in relief on the left side of the buttstock, are indicative of Leonard Reedy’s early work and show a great deal of influence from Bonewitz. There are also relief scrolls around a checkered panel surrounding the barrel tang and a small relief scroll on the right side of the wrist. The moldings on each side of the forend terminate in incised scrolls on each side of the ramrod entry ferrule. CONDITION: Almost completely untouched and as found with dry, dark surfaces overall. Barrel retains a heavy, brown patina. Lock appears to be a good, professional reconversion and retains a dark, heavy matching that of the barrel. Most brass components retain a dark, heavy green and black patina and have not been cleaned. Silver wrist escutcheon is probably a replacement. Carving on stock is excellent, showing little wear. Barrel tang carving shows some wear and there is a minor piece replaced or repaired above the lockplate. One area of minor losses in front of the pan. Stock shows much dark original finish with some wear from handling. Forend shows some minor hairline cracks and marks from use. A couple small slivers replaced towards the nosecap. A very attractive and early Reedy rifle. 15,000 - 30,000

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1164 - (A) YORK COUNTY ATTRIBUTED FLINTLOCK MILITIA MUSKET. Manufacturer: No Maker Model: Flintlock Militia Musket Caliber/Bore: .72 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 41 - 1/8” FFL Status: Antique This musket has a two stage round, tapered, smoothbore barrel that appears to be of American manufacture. There is a band at the breech and a bayonet lug mounted on top towards the muzzle. The flat lockplate is stamped “KETLAND & CO” in the center. The buttplate and trigger guard are of the British style and the sideplate is flat with a molded tail and shows features associated with York County. There are three fabricated brass ramrod ferrules and a sheet brass nosecap. Complete with its period iron ramrod. The musket is stocked in walnut and is stocked in the British style. There is an elongated relief beaver tail surrounding the barrel tang. CONDITION: Barrel retains a spotted brown patina and shows some areas of manufacturing flaws. There is some wear at the breech and corrosion around the re-bushed touch hole. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration with some marring to screws. Markings partially visible. Lockplate is pitted and retains a brown patina. Brass retains a mellowing mustard patina and shows some wear and scattered marks from use. Trigger guard is missing the small ball at the rear tang. Ramrod ferrules show some denting. Stock shows some bleaching from light, and some staining and dark spots; otherwise good with scattered marks from use and wear. 2,500 - 4,500

1165 - (A) RELIEF CARVED YORK COUNTY FLINTLOCK RIFLE SIGNED HECKERT Manufacturer: Heckert Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .52 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 45 - 3/4” FFL Status: Antique The smoothbore, octagon barrel has a partially visible signature of “P Heckert” in script. Philip Heckert is an extremely rare maker, only about four of his rifles are known to exist. Heckert worked in York County and was taxed as a gunsmith from 1779 through 1812 in York. He worked at the Armory in York after the American Revolution, until his death in 1812. He is considered a superior artisan and carver. The flat lockplate has a molding at the tail and beveled edges. The brass furniture includes a large patchbox with a pierced finial and engraved with foliate and floral scrolls. Patchbox is retained by seven screws, with the release button on the faceted buttplate tang. Engraved brass toeplate with cross hatched designs. Barrel is retained by brass keys. Partially figured maple stock in the classic 1790’s York County form with relief panels around the lock and sideplate, a relief scrolls design around the barrel tang, and finely executed relief foliate ‘C’ scrolls on both sides of the wrist and behind the cheekpiece. The initials “ER” are crudely carved above the cheekpiece and a triangular punch dot checkered panel is carved in relief beneath the cheekpiece. Rifle is complete with a suitable replacement ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains an applied brown surface with signature heavily worn and some freckling overall. About 24” of the barrel and forend have been replaced. Replaced lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration and retains a brown surface. Brass retains a mellow, dark mustard patina. About 1” of brass toeplate is replaced, along with nosecap and sideplate. Stock shows heavy wear overall with some losses around the lock and scattered marks from use. Some carving is worn smooth. There is much old original finish in protected areas. There is evidence of wire being wrapped behind the barrel tang to retain some components at one time. This is a very well carved Golden Age York County rifle by an extremely rare maker. 3,000 - 5,000

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1166 - (A) FINE INCISED CARVED FLINTLOCK CHILDS RIFLE SIGNED J. ROOP. Manufacturer: J. Roop Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .41 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 34 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique According to Joe Kindig, this is the only known child’s rifle by Roop. This diminutive rifle measures only 49” overall with a 13” pull. The slender two stage barrel is stamped “J ROOP” on the top flat near the breech. There is a small dovetailed silver front blade sight and an iron notched rear sight. The flat pistol lockplate is signed “SWEITZER” in the center. The diminutive brass furniture includes a small brass wearplate on the forearm, faceted trigger guard, and engraved four piece patchbox with a bird plucking its wing as the finial. The two piece sideplate is silver and there is a silver star stamped “JR” inlaid behind the sideplates. There is also a small silver oval shaped wrist escutcheon and a silver inlaid oval above the cheekpiece engraved with a patriotic eagle. There are two half moons, one on each side of the forearm just behind the ramrod entry ferrule. The full length, highly figured maple stock features checkered panels around the wrist and incised ‘C’ scrolls on the left side of the butt. CONDITION: Barrel retains a mostly brown patina with some areas of corrosion, vice marks, and areas which have been cleaned. Barrel has been reconverted and lock is replaced and reconverted using improper components. Stock has 26” of the forend replaced and scattered patches of replaced wood around the lock and barrel tang, as well as a repaired crack through the lock cavity and sideplate. Some of the silver inlays have been replaced. A piece of wood has been replaced at the toe. Brass furniture is polished and shows some denting and wear. Patchbox shows some replaced screws. Stock shows heavy wear to checkering, wear overall to carving, has an added coat of finish, and has some wear overall. Despite the restoration to this rifle, child’s rifles of these dimensions are extremely rare. A very nice Dauphin County, Pennsylvania rifle. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 2,000 - 4,000

1167 - (A) PERCUSSION KENTUCKY FOWLER SIGNED J. WELSHANS. Manufacturer: J. Welshans Model: Percussion Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .62 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 44” FFL Status: Antique Thick walled, two stage, smoothbore barrel with an oval shaped applied silver front sight and a notched rear sight. Signed on the top flat near the breech “J Welshans”. The lockplate is stamped “LONDON WARRANTED” in the center and has been converted to percussion. Brass furniture includes an engraved buttplate with a very long extended tang. The trigger guard features an extremely high relief acorn finial and is engraved with a flower on the bow. The sideplate is engraved with a winged patriotic shield and a flower at the tail. There is a silver wrist escutcheon inscribed “AR”. The full length, partially figured maple stock is of classic York form and has checkering around the wrist. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with corrosion at the breech and a clear signature. Lock is missing its mainspring and shows a freckled brown patina. Brass has been lacquered and retains a mellow mustard patina and shows some scattered marks from use. Stock shows areas of damage and loss around lock and sideplate. Ramrod is a replacement and two barrel keys are absent. Shows some wear to checkering. 1,500 - 2,500

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1168 - (A) ATTRACTIVE BRASS BARRELED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL SIGNED JOHN MOLL JR. Manufacturer: John Moll Jr. Model: Flintlock Kentucky Pistol Caliber/Bore: .40 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 8 - 5/8” The Moll family worked in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area in Northampton County. John Moll Jr. was born in 1773 and died in 1867. He carried on the family gunsmith business located on North 7th Street in Allentown after his father died in 1795. He worked until 1820, when he sold his business to his son, John Moll III. This pistol dates towards the end of his gunmaking career. The brass octagonal smoothbore barrel is signed “John Moll, Jr.” on the top flat, towards the breech, in script. There are concentric circles inscribed on the muzzle face and an iron notched rear sight and brass blade sight mounted on top. The lock is decorated with engraved designs and stamped “S. MOORE / WARRANTED” in the center. It features a roller frizzen. The brass furniture includes a pommel cap, faceted triggerguard terminating in an arrowhead finial and a sideplate with beveled edges. The pistol also has a brass trigger and an open-ended brass nosecap. The plain maple stock is of Lehigh form and retains its original violin finish often encountered in the Allentown area. CONDITION: Very good, overall, showing very little use. This pistol is completely untouched and the barrel retains a dark, unpolished mustard patina with sharp edges and crisp signature, some green residue around touch-hole from use. Lock is original and in its original flintlock configuration. Brass furniture is unpolished and shows crisp edges. Stock very good with its original finish and only some scattered minor flaking to finish and minor storage marks. Original wooden ramrod still retains its iron worm at the tip. A very fine signed Kentucky pistol in remarkable condition. 6,000 - 12,000

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1169 - QUEEN ANNE SIDE CHAIRS, PHILADELPHIA, 1740 Each: 42 - 1/4” x 20 - 3/4” x 18”. Pair of walnut, Queen Anne side chairs from Philadelphia with highly carved crests, bead-molded stiles and compass seats. Elongated cabriole legs, shell carved knees and trifid feet. CONDITION: Chairs have a heavily abraded surface. Splats possibly replaced, one seat frame replaced. One with repairs to stiles at apron. Rare examples of a classic form. Provenance: Joe Kindig Antiques. 10,000 - 20,000

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1170 - MAHOGANY CAMEL-BACK CHIPPENDALE SOFA. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1780. 40 - 1/2” x 95” x 33”. A serpentine arched crest with outscrolled arms on downswept supports and an over-upholstered seat on square molded legs joined by stretchers. The frame is made of oak rails, poplar arm supports, cedar crest rail and yellow pine. The sofa represents a small group of Philadelphia sofas encompassing the nicely shaped and pitched arch to the back with generous sweep of the arms and the downward movement of the supports. CONDITION: The actual frame of the sofa is in untouched condition with very little damage. The previous owners removed the legs in order to utilize the sofa in a New York apartment. The sofa survives with its original legs and stretchers, which are now attached by wooden pins. The grain of the lower legs and the extension of the legs still attached to the frame is the same and continuous. PROVENANCE: Sotheby’s, 19 May 2005, Sale NO8097, Lot 0203. Joe Kindig Antiques 10,000 - 20,000

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1171 - PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN OAK AND POPLAR STRETCHER BASE TABLE. POSSIBLY LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1735. 28” x 50 - 3/8” x 30 - 1/4”. The tabletop is rectangular with cleats or battens over a conforming rectangular frame supporting a single drawer and a skirt molded and scalloped on four sides. The square-sawn legs are of early inverted baluster form with molded horizontal and vertical stretchers on square ball feet. CONDITION: Feet extended 2”. Wonderful old surface remains. This is a fully developed and fine example of an early form. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 5,000 - 15,000

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1172 - A PAIR OF PHILADELPHIA NEOCLASSICAL SIDECHAIRS. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1795. Each: 37” x 21” x 22”. These chairs from Sheraton’s design book have arched crest rails over pierced urn splats. Over-upholstered seats sit on straight tapered legs with square stretchers. They are closely related to the set that George Washington ordered for Mount Vernon from John Aitkins of Philadelphia in 1797. However, the additional scrolls and bellflowers at the base of the splats are more unusual and produce a more refined overall splat design. CONDITION: The medial stretchers on both chairs were replaced, as well as a small repair to the splat. They survive with their original surfaces. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 4,000 - 6,000

1173 - QUEEN ANNE SIDE CHAIR. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. WALNUT. CIRCA 1730 - 1745. 40” x 20” x 21”. The chair reflects an early English influenced shaped crest rail and rear legs. These features combined with the intaglio carved knees and the paneled slipper feet suggest an early date. CONDITION: Minor repairs to applied lip of seat rail, otherwise good condition. 4,000 - 8,000

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1174 - PAIR OF CHIPPENDALE SIDE CHAIRS. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. CHERRY. 1760 - 1780. Each: 40 - 1/4” x 22 - 1/2” x 22”. An eared crest rail of early form with a carved oval shell of fully developed type. A broad vertically pierced splat with boldly molded seat rails supports a slip seat. The front rail is enhanced with a scallop shell and slender cabriole legs of early form with shell carved knees, terminating in pad feet. CONDITION: Seat frames replaced. One with partial splat replaced and rear leg and stile repaired. Both with repairs to back of crest at splat. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 2,000 - 8,000

1175 - CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY CANDLESTAND. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1770 - 1780. 27 - 1/2” x 24” x 24”. Dishtop candlestand with birdcage. Baluster turned supports on a ball-shaped pedestal with cabriole legs terminating in ball and claw feet. CONDITION: Small repair to one talon of the foot, shrinkage crack in top and base with nails and screws repairing legs to shaft. 3,000 - 5,000

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1176 - WALNUT CHIPPENDALE DISHTOP CANDLESTAND FROM PHILADELPHIA CIRCA 1780. With ball and claw feet and a birdcage. Survives in unrestored condition in an old surface. 5,000 - 10,000

1177 - SET OF SIX PHILADELPHIA SIDE CHAIRS. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1790. Each: 36” x 21” x 22”. Consisting of square back with molded stiles and crest rail, the center is raised with waterleaf carving over a delicately molded and carved central splat with carved swags and a carved classic urn. The tight upholstered seat has a serpentine front and square tapered line-inlaid legs. The legs are joined by square stretchers. The chairs are representative of the best of Philadelphia work and embody elements from the design of Sheraton and Hepplewhite. They are in the manor of the cabinetmakers Henry Connelly and Ephraim Haines. CONDITION: One with repaired stiles, one with repaired stretchers, one with replaced stretcher and patch. 2,500 - 5,000

1178 - BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE FOR HENRICH BAHNER ATTRIBUTED TO CONRAD TREVITS (1751 - 1830). HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER (NOW LEBANON) COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1786. Frame: 16 - 3/8” x 11 - 3/8” x 1 - 1/4”. This certificate records the birth of Henrich Bahner on December 31, 1786 to Nicholas and Anna Margaretha Bahner and his subsequent baptism by Pastor Schulz. The place of birth is identified as Heidelberg Township, Lancaster County; in 1785, this township became part of Dauphin County and in 1813 it joined the newly founded Lebanon County. The artist’s use of Lancaster County suggests that this piece was made soon after the subdivision of Lancaster County to create Dauphin County. It was made by Conrad Trevits, a German immigrant who served in the Continental Army and later became a schoolmaster and fraktur artist. For a related example, see Minardi, “Drawn with Spirit”, cat. no. 111. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Losses and tears. 500 - 1,000 148

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1179 - PORTRAIT OF MRS. GIBSON BY JACOB EICHOLTZ (1776 1842). LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. OIL ON CANVAS. CIRCA 1820. Frame: 32” x 37”. This is one of the most successful and beautiful Eicholtz portraits of a woman and has survived in fine condition with a partial signature and date on the back. The sitter, Mrs. John Gibson, is depicted wearing a white dress with white kid gloves, gold bracelets, what appears to be a memorial ring and a red shawl. The detailed rendering is rare in Eicholtz’s work. CONDITION: The painting has survived with its original stretcher and frame. PROVENANCE: Christie’s Sale 7493, Nov 15, 1993, Sotheby’s Sale NO09300, January 23, 2015, Joe Kindig Antiques, 2015. 5,000 - 10,000

1180 - OIL PORTRAIT OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. AMERICAN. CIRCA 1820. Frame: 34 - 1/2” x 26 - 1/4”. The full length figure standing beside his gray horse with a battle scene depicted in the distant background. This painting is a fine example of a contemporary and period copy of a portrait by John Trumbull depicting Washington at Dorchester Heights. It is on the original canvas and stretcher. CONDITION: Four holes repaired. In a period frame. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig, York, Pennsylvania, 2002. 4,000 - 8,000

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1181 - PORTRAIT OF CHARLES CARROLL OF DUDDINGTON ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN WOLLASTON. OIL ON CANVAS. CIRCA 1765 - 1770. Frame: 57” x 47”. John Wollaston, a London-trained painter who came to New York in 1749, was one of the first English artists to immigrate to the colonies, where he secured the patronage of wealthy Americans. Wollaston furnished portraits for many of Maryland’s leading families, including two likenesses of Charles Carroll of Duddington. Born in 1729 to Daniel Carroll of Duddington and his wife Ann (Razer), Charles married Mary Hill in 1763 and fathered three sons - Charles, Daniel and Henry. In addition to his father’s estate “Duddington” (Now part of the city of Washington, D.C.), Charles owned large tracts of land in Prince George, Washington and Baltimore Counties. Charles Carroll, Jr. died in 1768. An appraisal of his estate lists “Mr. Carrolls Portrait by Wollaston.” Regrettably, it is impossible to determine whether the portrait mentioned in the inventory is this one, or Wollaston’s likeness of Charles as a younger man in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art. CONDITION: The painting has a repaired tear, moderate losses and in-painting. The canvas has been relined. The sitter’s left hand and adjacent areas are re-painted. It is in a period frame. PROVENANCE: The painting descended from Charles Carroll of Duddington to Charles Carroll of Bellevue to William Thomas Carroll to Mrs. William Thomas Carroll to Mrs. Katherine Carroll Beale and was formerly in the collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum. The portrait was purchased by Kennedy Galleries and Joe Kindig Antiques. 10,000 - 40,000

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1182 - PORTRAIT OF NATHANIEL HENCHMAN BY JOHN SMIBERT (1688 - 1751). OIL ON CANVAS. CIRCA 1740. Frame: 43” x 35 - 1/2”. John Smibert is regarded as one of the most important painters working in the colonies during the first half of the eighteenth century. Born in Scotland, he moved to London at the age of twenty-one to study under the acclaimed baroque artist Sir Godfrey Kneller. Shortly after arriving in the colonies, Smibert began receiving the patronage of wealthy New Englanders, who were obviously impressed with his skill and formal training. In his first year he painted twenty-six commissioned portraits. Henry W. Foote considered Smibert “the most cultivated man [in the field of art] who came to America before the middle of the eighteenth century.” Like Kneller, Smibert often painted larger canvases that depicted the sitter in a domestic setting, often with a landscape visible in the background. In the English tradition, Smibert used a variety of props including identifiable period seating forms and small still life pictures. He is known to have painted several ministers, most of whom are dressed in black gowns, have ministerial bands, and are set against a somber background. Smibert’s portrait of Nathaniel Henchman is skillfully delineated and attests to the painter’s attention to detail. The sitter is turned to engage the viewer with his left hand holding his Bible and his right hand turning a page. The chair visible in the foreground has scrolled arms and turned supports, and appears to be the same seating form depicted in other Smibert portraits. Nathaniel Henchman graduated from Harvard College in 1717 and was a minister in Lynn, Massachusetts from 1720 until his death on December 23, 1761. His son Daniel was a silversmith in Boston. In his will, Henchman left his wife “my large picture, so long as she shall be disposed to keep it” and bequeathed to his daughter “my small picture covered with glass.” The minister’s estate had a value of 3,000, a considerable sum for the time. His inventory listed the “testator’s large effigies, curtain and rod” valued at four pounds and “small effigies” valued at 21s. 4d. CONDITION: The painting survives in untouched condition with its original stretcher and frame. PROVENANCE: Portrait may have passed from a Henchman descendant into the Sewell family through marriage. Nellie L. (Sewell) Bennet of Burlington, Massachusetts, sold the painting to M. Knoedler & Co. of New York. Joe Kindig Collection. 10,000 - 40,000

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1183 - VERY RARE AMERICAN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SET OF THE FOUR SEASONS. CIRCA 1795. Each Frame: 16 - 1/2” x 14 - 1/2” x 1”. The watercolors are represented as spring, summer, autumn and winter. They are taken from a very popular English set of prints or engravings that were available in the late eighteenth century from American print dealers in the urban centers. Although undated, they were most likely executed in the 1790’s by a young lady. The subject matter is taken from the English engravings but has been expanded by the artist. Accompanying the watercolors are some contemporary newspapers which were in the back of the frames and can be identified as from Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the early nineteenth centiry. They are in fine original condition and retain the original eglomise glasses and cherry frames. CONDITION: Winter on paperboard with losses. Spring and summer with poems on reverse. Unconserved. 10,000 - 20,000

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1184 - LOT OF 2 FISHING BOOKS. Largest: 7 - 1/4” x 5” x 2”. The Art of Angling, London, 1760. Printed by and for John Watts. 1st edition, rebound and trimmed. The Compleat Troller, London 1682. Printed by T. James for Thomas Helder. 1st edition, rebound and trimmed. 500 - 1,000

1185 - LOT OF 2 LEATHERBOUND RELIGIOUS BOOKS. The Mennonite - German Bible and Songbook, printed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1829. Lambert Myseras, “Empfindungen und Erfahrungen der Frommen auf dem Wege nach dem Himmel” (Sensations and experiences of the pious on the way to heaven), printed in York by Solomon Mayer, 1799. 50 - 100

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1186 - SILVER COFFEE SERVICE BY FERGUSON AND MOORE. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1796 - 1805. Largest: 15 - 1/2” x 11 - 1/4” x 6 - 1/2”. The service consists of an urn-shaped coffee pot and a matching creamer and sugar bowl, all with fine beaded details. Carved wooden handle on the coffee pot engraved with a family coat of arms. The makers mark is on the outside edge of the base of all three pieces. All three pieces survive in nice condition with only minor wear. 2,000 - 4,000

1187 - VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT SILVER TEAPOT AND CREAMER. LEWIS HECK, LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1794. 11” x 11” x 5”. This neoclassical teapot and creamer were made by Lewis Heck of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and dated 1794. The urn-shaped teapot has a swan neck spout with a scrolled end and a fluted carved wooden handle on a square base. The top terminates in a small urn with flame finial and the whole is outlined with a small beading. The underside is marked four times, “LHECK” and engraved with the initials “G”, “PC” and dated 1794. The matching creamer of helmet form has an exaggerated curved handle on a square base and is outlined with a small beaded molding. The underside is marked four times “LH” in rectangle and is engraved with the same initials as the teapot. The two pieces were made in 1794 for Phillip Cloninger and his wife Catherine Wolf. Lewis Heck was one of the most important silversmiths working in Lancaster in the late eighteenth century. 4,500 - 7,500

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1188 - LOT OF 2 SILVER CREAMERS. Each: 5 - 1/2” x 4 - 3/4” x 2 - 3/4”. Lot consists of two silver cream pots by John Ewing (b. 1755 - d. 1799) of Lancaster, PA, circa 1780. First is an extremely successful Federal cream pot, the overall shape, the style of the handle and the addition of delicate beaded moldings on the edge of the opening, mid-way on the waist and on the booted base all reflect the Federal period. The cream pot has engraved foliate initials/cypher “SLC” and is marked “IE” in a rounded rectangle three times on the base. PROVENANCE: Jackson/Gillooly April 1994, Sotheby’s 22 January 2016 - Sale NO9456 (Lot 1280). The second is another successful example of Jon Ewing’s work but in a slightly earlier style reflecting the late Chippendale period having a delicate, shaped opening, a beautifully shaped handle and a more bulbous shape to the overall shape of the pot. The creamer has engraved foliate initials/cypher “RAC” and is marked “IE” in a rounded rectangle three times on the base. PROVENANCE: Jackson/Gillooly April 1994, Sotheby’s 22 January 2016 - Sale NO9456 (Lot 1281) 1,000 - 2,000

1189 - PAIR OF SHEFFIELD SILVER DOUBLE BRANCH CANDLABRAS MARKED THOMAS AND JAMES CRESWICK. ENGLAND. CIRCA 1810. Largest: 20” x 18” x 6 - 1/2”. Double branch candelabras with contemporary glass hurricane shades. 500 - 1,500

1190 - BEAKER BY WILLIAM HAVERSTICK (1758 - 1823). LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. SILVER. CIRCA 1795 - 1800. 3 - 1/2” x 2 - 3/4” x 2 - 3/4”. A nice example of a silver beaker in the Federal style. Lancaster silver pieces are extremely rare and not frequently encountered. This beaker is marked on the bottom “WH” for William Haverstick, who was born in 1758 in Conestoga, Lancaster. He then moved to Philadelphia where he worked as a silversmith and jeweler from 1780 to 1795. In 1779, he married Maria Deschler, a member of one of the more prominent Philadelphia families. He then returned to Lancaster in 1795 where he continued to work as a silversmith and jeweler. 750 - 1,500

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1191 - (A) RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED J. GRAEFF. Manufacturer: Jacob Graeff Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .49 Rifled Barrel Length: 45” FFL Status: Antique

This rifle, attributed to Jacob Graeff, is shown on page 111 of “Arms Makers of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania” by Wood, Jr. and Whisker. Jacob Graeff was naturalized in Lancaster County in 1743 when they bought land in Strasburg Township, Lancaster County. In October of 1751, Graeff sold his land in Warwick Township, Lancaster County and in 1776 he was listed as a member of the Home Guard serving under Captain Christopher Crawford. He is also listed as working for the Lancaster County Committee of Safety as a gunsmith. This rifle has an rifled, octagon barrel with sights mounted on the top and inscribed “J. Graeff” on the top flat. The plain, flat lockplate has a fluted section near the tail. The rifle has a classic four piece brass Lancaster County patchbox with a flower finial and is engraved with simple ‘C’ scroll border; lid is convex. Rifle has a simple, unengraved toeplate and a faceted Lancaster County trigger guard and sideplate with beveled edges. The nosecap has deeply engraved flutes. There is an original worm inside the patchbox. Stock is of mostly plain maple and is of classic Lancaster County Graeff form with the buttstock having a sharp angle. There are well-executed relief carved Lancaster ‘C’ scrolls behind the relief cheekpiece and simple incised designs on each side of the ramrod entry ferrule. CONDITION: Barrel shows some wear and scattered marks as well as traces of original charcoal blued finish with the remainder turned to brown and flaked. Lock retains a brown finish and shows some corrosion, professionally reconverted to flintlock configuration and functions properly. Brass furniture retains a mellowing mustard patina showing some wear and scattered marks. Ramrod ferrules show heavier wear and some denting. Stock shows much original dark finish with some wear from carrying, scattered marks, and minor age cracks; one splinter replaced along the left side of the forend, and a small sliver on the right near the nosecap. A very nice Lancaster rifle by an important and scarce maker. 12,000 - 25,000

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1192 - (A) EARLY RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED C. WELSHANS. Manufacturer: Conrad Welshans Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .53 Rifled Barrel Length: 44 - 3/4” FFL Status: Antique

Conrad Welshans was born in York in 1761 and most likely apprenticed with his father, Jacob. By 1783, Conrad employed five men in his gunshop and was part owner of a barrel mill located one mile south of York on the Baltimore Pike. He is also listed as manager of York’s Armory on Main Street. In 1798 Conrad Welshans and Jacob Leather were contracted to produce 1,200 muskets for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The deeply rifled, heavy octagon barrel has a decorated muzzle face, a brass and silver front sight, and a notched rear sight. It is inscribed “C. Welshhans” on the top flat. The flat lockplate has single line borders and traces of Ketland markings in the center. The trigger is curled and features a decorative cut-out ‘C’ behind it. The brass furniture includes an ornately engraved and pierced four piece patchbox decorated with geometric designs and foliate scrolls. The patchbox release is hidden and activated by the back corner of the bottom surround. There is a finely engraved, pierced toeplate of nearly 6” in length. The sideplate is engraved with broken line borders and scrolls around the rear lock screw. The barrel is retained by pins surrounded by engraved silver inlays on the right side and covered with silver faces on the left side. There is a silver, oval shaped wrist escutcheon and an engraved silver star above the cheekpiece. Stock is of partially figured maple and in the classic York form with raised panels around the lock and sideplate, terminating in teardrops at the back. There are relief scrolls around the barrel tang and on both sides of the wrist. On the left side, the foliate scrolls continue below the cheekpiece and form floral scrolls behind the cheekpiece. CONDITION: Barrel retains a mostly dark brown patina and has been professionally extended by about 2-1/2”. Signature is very good. Lock is a replacement but appears to be in its original flintlock configuration, retaining a corroded heavy brown patina. Functions properly. All brass furniture is polished. Wrist escutcheon is a replacement and sideplate is possibly replaced, as well as a couple of the small inlays along the forend. Stock shows heavy wear and a later coat of finish, 4-1/4” of the forend have been professionally replaced, and a break in the wrist has also been professionally replaced with several small pieces of wood replaced. A very attractive Golden Age York County rifle by a very scarce maker. 12,000 - 25,000

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1193 - (A) GOLDEN AGE RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED JOSEPH FRANCK. Manufacturer: Joseph Franck Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .53 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 46 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique

Joseph Franck is listed as a Lancaster maker in Pennsylvania around 1775 according to “American Gunsmiths” by Frank M. Sellers. This entry references Dillin as the source. This rifle has a two stage smoothbore barrel with an applied teardrop shaped brass front sight and an oversized iron rear sight. Barrel is inscribed “Joseph Franck” on the top flat near the breech. The flat lock has a deep flute towards the tail and beveled edges. The brass furniture includes a four piece engraved patchbox and an unengraved sideplate with beveled edges. There is a plain, oval shaped wrist escutcheon. The full length, partially figured maple stock shows relief scrolls around the barrel tang and incised scrollwork on both sides of the forend above the ramrod entry ferrule. There is also a raised molding surrounding the ramrod channel and incised scroll designs on both sides of the wrist with relief decoration around the comb. There are finely executed relief foliate scrolls behind the cheekpiece on the left side showing Womelsdorf influence. This early Golden Age rifle has no toeplate. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with some edge wear and denting to edges. There is some corrosion at the breech. Signature is light but visible. Rear sight is probably a replacement. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and is probably a second lock as it appears barrel was reconverted. Cock screw is a replacement. Lock retains a heavy brown patina and functions properly. Lock retaining screws are replacements. Trigger is missing a small section at the tip. Brass is polished and shows scattered marks from use and some wear. Stock shows some chipping around barrel tang and a very small sliver replaced beneath the lockplate. Otherwise, very good with crisp carving and no other wood restoration. Stock retains a pleasing, warm-colored surface. A very attractive, relief carved, and signed Golden Age rifle. 15,000 - 30,000

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1194 - (A) RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB METZGER. Manufacturer: Jacob Metzger - Attributed Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .49 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 41 - 5/8” FFL Status: Antique Jacob Metzger is first listed as a gunsmith in the tax records of Lancaster Borough in 1777 where he worked for just over ten years before moving to Frederick, Maryland where he bought property in 1788. There are very few examples of Metzger’s work. The smoothbore, octagon barrel has a brass front sight and an iron notched rear sight. The flat lockplate has beveled edges and a deep flute towards the tail. Brass furniture includes an engraved four piece patchbox, a toeplate with simple borders engraved on it, and a flat sideplate which is a replacement. There is a silver oval shaped wrist escutcheon with a rocker panel engraved border, and a rocker panel engraved eight point star above the cheekpiece. The partially figured maple stock shows Lancaster influence and has relief panels around the lock and sideplate, as well as a relief stylized shell around the barrel tang, and well executed ‘C’ scrolls in relief behind the cheekpiece. There are incised scrolls beneath the cheekpiece on both sides of the wrist and on both sides of the forend at the ramrod entry ferrule. Complete with its original ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with scattered denting and heavy corrosion at the breech. Lock is a contemporary replacement and retains a matching applied patina. Sideplate is a replacement. Brass retains a mostly undisturbed, dark patina. Buttplate is missing the screw in the back. Stock shows some heavy wear and marks from use and shows much original dark finish. A possible repair has been covered with dark finish around the wrist. This is a very attractive Lancaster rifle by an important and early gunsmith. 8,000 - 15,000

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1195 - (A) GOOD RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED N. BEYER. Manufacturer: Nicholas Beyer Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .48 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 43 - 3/8” FFL Status: Antique

This rifle is shown on page 22 of “Accouterments II” by James R. Johnston. The rifle has a full-length octagonal barrel inscribed “N + Beyer +” towards the breech. The flat hand-forged and filed lockplate is unmarked, features include a roller frizzen. Classic brass Beyer hardware including a four-piece engraved patchbox featuring a pelican in piety on the pierced final. The rifle has an oval-shaped silver wrist escutcheon engraved with borders and incorporated into the relief carved scrolls extending from the barrel tang. Complete with original inlaid brass pick holder and pick in front of the toeplate. The full-length highly figured maple stock is in the familiar early 19th century Lebanon form. Carved with well-executed incised and relief scrolls on both sides of the wrist and behind the cheekpiece, as well as behind the barrel tang. There are molded relief panels surrounding the lockplate and sideplate. Complete with its period wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a dark brown patina with some minor corrosion near touch-hole. Original lock is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a matching patina, but does not hold on full cock. Brass retains a mellow mustard patina with some darker areas. Stock retains much original dark finish with a later coat of wax finish. No repairs to the wood are evident. All components retain a coating of gloss finish. A very attractive and unaltered Golden Age Beyer. 10,000 - 20,000

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1196 - (A) FINELY INLAID KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED HENRY YOUNG. Manufacturer: Henry Young Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .49 Rifled Barrel Length: 45 - 7/8” FFL Status: Antique Henry Young was a prolific member of the Young Family of gunsmiths and worked in Easton, Pennsylvania. The rifle has a full length rifled octagon barrel with a dovetailed silver front blade sight decorated with borders and a notched iron rear sight mounted in the center of a molded brass block. A long tombstone shaped silver plaque is inlaid into the barrel and is inscribed “Henry Young” and decorated with floral engraving. There is a copper band inlaid at the breech, as well as two twin copper cartouches. The flat lockplate is stamped “ROGERS / BROTHERS/ PHILADELPHIA / WARRANTED” in the center. The ornate brass furniture includes a large and elaborate two piece patchbox with a pierced finial and profusely engraved with scroll and floral decoration. The patchbox lid opens horizontally and is completely enclosed by the patchbox surround. There is also a brass inlay which runs along the buttplate on the left side and is engraved en suite. The full sideplate is inlaid into the stock and is flat. It is decorated with a detailed border and a floral motif at the rear. The faux screw heads are decoratively engraved. The long shaped brass wearplate is integral with the ramrod entry ferrule and runs the entirety of the forestock to the trigger guard bow. The brass nosecap is engraved with diagonal double lines. There are silver escutcheons surrounding each of the brass barrel keys and an engraved silver wrist escutcheon. The pierced silver inlay above the cheekpiece is an eight-point star decorated with floral motifs. There is also a decorative shaped and engraved pick holder of brass beneath the cheekpiece. The full length figured maple stock is of classic Lehigh County form and features panels along both sides of the forend between the barrel keys. CONDITION: Barrel retains a light brown patina with some corrosion at the breech. The reconverted lock is replaced and retains a dark brown surface. A bolster has been removed from the breech and the touch hole has been rebushed. Brass is polished and shows some wear, especially on wearplate, one hole worn through on entry ferrule. Stock retains much of old, dark original finish beneath a later coat of finish, with one small pieces behind the cock and some minor chipping around lockplate. A very attractive and decorative Pennsylvania rifle. 6,000 - 12,000

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1197 - (A) FINE LEHIGH COUNTY LADY’S RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB KUNTZ. Manufacturer: Jacob Kuntz Model: Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Caliber/Bore: .41 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 45 - 1/8” FFL Status: Antique This diminutive rifle was discovered in a house in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia between 40 and 50 years ago. This rifle was made by Jacob Kuntz after he moved to Philadelphia in 1811. This is one of the most graceful, petite, and elegant scaled down rifles of this period that are known. The petite two stage barrel is separated by a hand filed band and is fitted with a brass teardrop front sight and notched rear sight. The unmarked flat lockplate is decorated with stiffleaf design at the tail. The brass furniture has been scaled down to proportions and includes a four piece brass patchbox, typical of those seen on other Kuntz rifles, it is engraved with a large ‘C’ scroll and other foliate and floral scrolls. The finial is composed of ‘C’ scrolls and two hands with five fingers. There is a pierced toeplate engraved with scrolls and a two piece pierced sideplate of the classic Kuntz style. There is a small oval shaped silver wrist escutcheon with an engraved border and vacant inscription behind the barrel tang. Above the cheekpiece there is a detailed inlay of a pierced eagle with detailed engraving. The fine, slender stock is of figured maple and of classic Lehigh County form. It features a diamond section checkered wrist, a molded relief cheekpiece, and an incised Fleur-de-Lis carving around the ramrod entry ferrule. Rifle is complete with its original wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a light brown patina with some darker spotting. Lock is replaced and in its original flintlock configuration. There is a 1/8” gap between the lock and the barrel. Barrel shows evidence of once having a bolster. Brass retains a mellowing patina with mostly sharp engraving. Stock retains a later finish with traces of original red violin finish in protected areas. There is a crack or a break, which was repaired, just in front of the ramrod entry ferrule. There are some losses behind the cock and minor chipping around the barrel tang. Relief barrel tang carving shows some wear. A very slender and attractive rifle. 4,000 - 8,000

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1198 - (A) SCARCE DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED J. MOLL. Manufacturer: John Moll Jr. Model: Double Barrell Flintlock Rifle Caliber/Bore: (A) .51 Rifled (B) .44 Smoothbore Barrel Length: (A) 35 - 5/8” (B) 35 - 5/8” FFL Status: Antique This well-made, scarce flintlock Kentucky rifle is attributed to John Moll, Jr. of Allentown, Pennsylvania. The octagon barrels, one rifled and one smoothbore, are separated by a flat rib. The breeches are hooked. A brass front sight is mounted towards the muzzle and a notched rear sight towards the breech. Both barrels are stamped “I. MOLL”. The right lock is marked “ASHMORE / WARRANTED” and the left lock is engraved “T / KETLAND / & CO”. Both have roller frizzens and are engraved with single line borders. The rifle features double triggers, a brass trigger guard of Lehigh County form, and iron ramrod entry ferrule and barrel key. The right side of the buttstock features a brass four piece patchbox decorated with ebonizing on both sides of the lid between the lid and the straps. Patchbox finial is engraved with floral engraving around the screws and a checkered triangle. There is an original threaded iron worm in the patchbox which can be attached to the original iron tipped wooden ramrod, threaded for this worm. The brass buttplate has a faceted tang. The halfstock is of late Lehigh County form and is of partially figured maple. Relief panels are carved around the lock cavities and a relief molded cheekpiece is carved on the left side of the stock. On the bottom of the stock behind the trigger guard tang there is a brass collection tack with the number 652, indicating ownership by the well-known, late Herman P. Dean. The rifle has a yellowed Kindig collection tag hanging from the trigger guard. CONDITION: Very good overall. The barrels show sharp edges and crisp signatures and retain an even, brown patina with some original finish. Locks retains a brown patina and are both in their original flintlock configuration. The cock on the left side is fragile and has a couple cracks at the neck. Brass retains an unpolished mustard patina. Stock is excellent, showing generous amounts of Lehigh County violin finish with some dark spots, light wear, and scattered marks from use. Double barrel Kentucky rifles are extremely rare, especially signed examples made in Pennsylvania. PROVENANCE: Ex Herman P. Dean Collection, Ex Joe Kindig, Jr. Collection. 10,000 - 20,000

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1199 - LOT OF TWO CHIPPENDALE FIRE SCREENS, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. 56 - 1/2” x 17” x 17”. The fire screen has a flattened ball shape pedestal with three shaped cabriole legs terminating in snake feet. The pole terminates in an attached shaped urn finial with a moveable screen and period flame stitch needlework in its original mahogany screen. CONDITION: Old repair to one leg. Along with a second walnut example with a solid screen and candle platform. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 2,000 - 4,000

1200 - MAPLE LADDER BACK ARMCHAIR. PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1750 - 1775. 49” x 24 - 1/4” x 23”. The armchair has turned rear stiles flanking four arched ladders. The sawn arms have the underside cut-out and are supported on the extended turned baluster. The cylindrical turned front legs terminate in ball feet with turned medial and side stretchers. The seat is rush. CONDITION: It is in nice, old condition with later green wash. 1,000 - 2,000

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1201 - SMALL WILLIAM AND MARY TABLE. EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1720. 23” x 15 - 1/2” x 21 - 1/2”. The rectangular molded pine top is over a conforming base with splayed baluster turned legs and molded rails and stretchers of poplar wood. The stool represents one of a very small number of surviving joint stools of Eastern Pennsylvanian origin. CONDITION: Two of the stretchers were restored with associated repairs to leg block and it is lacking the original ball feet. 1,000 - 1,200

1202 - PENNSYLVANIA MANTEL. CIRCA 1760. 72” x 98” x 7 - 1/2”. The mantel consists of a boldly executed complex molded cornice and mantel shelf over a horizontal row of rectangular raised panels. CONDITION: Cornice and mantle shelf extended at ends. 500 - 1,000

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1203 - WALNUT PENNSYLVANIA HANGING CUPBOARD. PROBABLY LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1750. 37 - 1/8” x 28 - 3/4” x 14 - 3/4”. A rectangular hanging cupboard with a central double-raised panel door. The thumb molded edge is flanked by vertical surface moldings over a boldly executed scalloped skirt. The ends terminate in cut-out scallops, supporting a recessed shelf with a thumb molded edge. The hinges are of rare rat tail and butterfly form. CONDITION: Cornice molding replaced and later paint removed. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 1,000 - 3,000

1204 - PAIR OF PHILADELPHIA DINING TABLES. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1790. Each: 29” x 47 - 3/4” x 21 - 1/2”. These tables consist of demilune tops with hinged leaves over conforming skirts of richly figured mahogany veneer with inlaid oval stringing and tapered legs with line inlay. They have a fifth gated leg. CONDITION: They have a fine overall color and surface. With two later leaves and supports. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 2,000 - 4,000

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1205 - SET OF 2 MAPLE LADDERBACK SIDE CHAIRS. PENNSYLVANIA OR DELAWARE VALLEY. CIRCA 1750 - 1790. Each: 42 - 1/2” x 19” x 15”. Pair of maple ladderback side chairs with four arched and undercut slats in the back flanked by turned rear stiles terminating in turned finials. The front turned legs have unique ball feet and have a turned front stretcher of ring and baluster form. The rush seats are painted yellow. CONDITION: These chairs survive in very good condition. 500 - 1,000

1206 - LANCASTER COUNTY STRETCHER BASE TABLE. CIRCA 1790. 31” x 100 - 5/8” x 35 - 1/4”. The table is of extremely large size. It has a rectangular overhanging three board top with horizontal cleats pinned to the conforming table frame. Two large, lip molded drawers with period round brass pulls. The legs are a fully developed, turned baluster form connected by rectangular, beaded edge stretchers and terminate in typical ball feet. CONDITION: The feet, stretchers, one leg and drawers are replacements. Very nice old surface. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 1,000 - 2,000

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1207 - LOT OF 3: FINE PAIR OF FEDERAL PERIOD BRASS COLUMNAR ANDIRONS, BRASS SERPENTINE PIERCED FIREPLACE FENDER, AND FINE PAIR OF FIRE TOOLS. Each: 21 - 3/4” x 19 - 1/2” x 13”. Lot consists of: 1. Pair of andirons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1785. Made up of large fully developed urn finials over a well proportional classic column on a base and molded plinth; 2. Brass serpentine pierced fireplace fender, English or American, circa 1780. The fender has its original sheet iron ash pan and a fine overall late Chippendale pierced design; 3. Pair of fire tools, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1785. Consisting of a wrought iron shovel and tongs enhanced with urn shaped brass tops. 500 - 1,000

1208 - VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF WROUGHT IRON AND BRASS TRIMMED ANDIRONS IN THE WILLIAM AND MARY STYLE. CIRCA 1690. Each: 26” x 24” x 9 - 3/4”. The large brass balls stand at the top and are mimicked below by smaller brass balls. The base displays an intricate double scroll design of wrought iron. Very good condition. 500 - 1,000

1209 - VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF WILLIAM AND MARY WROUGHT IRON AND BRASS ANDIRONS. ENGLISH OR NORTH EUROPEAN. CIRCA 1690. Each: 36” x 27” x 10 - 1/2”. Large size wrought iron andirons with chiseled decoration. Spit rest is on broadly arched feet with internal scrolled decoration. The very finely cast large brass ball finials are echoed by smaller ball finials on the spit rest. CONDITION: They are in fine, old condition. 1,000 - 2,000

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1210 - PAIR OF VERY EARLY WROUGHT IRON AND BRASS TRIMMED ANDIRONS IN THE WILLIAM AND MARY STYLE. PROBABLY ENGLISH. CIRCA 1690. Each: 25 - 1/2” x 19 - 1/2” x 9 - 1/2”. CONDITION: One of the small ball finials was restored; otherwise they are in original condition. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 500 - 1,000

1211 - PAIR OF WILLIAM AND MARY WROUGHT IRON AND BRASS TRIMMED ANDIRONS. FRENCH OR ENGLISH. CIRCA 1700. Each: 34 - 1/2” x 24” x 11”. These andirons are of important size. The large brass finials over tapered chamfered wrought iron shafts are supported on broadly executed iron outer scroll legs with inner scroll decoration. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 1,000 - 3,000

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1212 - TWO-PART PEWTER CUPBOARD. PENNSYLVANIA. WALNUT. CIRCA 1820. Larger: 42 - 1/2” x 53 - 1/”4” x 12 - 3/4”. This two-part Pennsylvania German open, or pewter cupboard consists of scalloped ends flanking three shelves with cut outs for plates and a molded cornice on the upper section. The base section has three small drawers over a pair of raised panel doors revealing shelves behind. CONDITION: Backboards added to top. Provenance: Joe Kindig Antiques 1,000 - 2,000

1213 - PENNSYLVANIA LADDER BACK ARMCHAIR. WALNUT. CIRCA 1770. 46 - 1/2” x 26” x 27”. The graceful, graduated serpentine ladders with conforming bottoms are flanked by turned stiles with finials over a rush seat. Shaped arms on baluster turned arm supports continuing to turned legs that terminate in ball feet with a medial stretcher. CONDITION: Top ladder partially replaced. Replaced seat. Rear legs ended at 2”. 500 - 1,000 170

1214 - NEOCLASSICAL MAHOGANY POLE SCREEN. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. CIRCA 1790 - 1800. 57 - 1/4” x 18” x 18”. The pole screen consists of an urn-shaped pedestal on three saber legs terminating in spade feet with an oval screen. Its original embroidered silk work panel depicts a grouping of flowers. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. 500 - 1,000

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1215 - NEOCLASSICAL MAHOGANY CANDLESTAND. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1790 - 1800. 29” x 22” x 22”. This candlestand has a one-board dish top over an urn-shaped pedestal on three cabriole legs terminating in snake feet. CONDITION: The table has survived in fine condition with an original surface. One patched screw hole on top battens with extra screws. 500 - 1,500

1216 - TWO PINE STOOLS. CIRCA 1750 - 1775. Larger: 36 - 1/2” x 18” x 16”. The two chairs have shaped board backs, one with a pierced heart and the other with an oval cut-out. They have board seats with four tapered legs. CONDITION: Very good condition. Provenance: Joe Kindig Antiques. 300 - 500

1217 - CARVED MANTEL. PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1790. 60 - 1/4” x 69 - 1/2” x 6 3/4”. Cornice molding and a mantel shelf with flanking pilasters and a central projecting panel beneath. It is ornamented with paterae and gouge carving. CONDITION: Replaced top board, cleaned and repainted. 250 - 500

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1218 - SOFTWOOD PENNSYLVANIA BENCH. PINE. CIRCA 1780 - 1820. 18” x 81 - 1/2” x 13 - 1/4”. Long board top over splayed and curved shaped legs. There is an applied skirt to the front of the bench. CONDITION: One rear foot patched, loss to rear corner of top. The bench retains a wonderful, old and early surface. 200 - 400

1219 - ARM CHAIR ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY CONNELLY (1770 - 1826). PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1800. 34” x 21 - 1/2” x 17 - 1/2”. A fine mahogany arm chair. Rectangular back with turned stiles and columnar turned banisters. The arms continuing to turned reeded legs with acanthus leaf carved bulbs at the top. This chair represents the very best of Connelly’s designs. CONDITION: It has survived in good original condition. 500 - 1,500

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1220 - LOT OF TWO PAIR BRASS HURRICANE LIGHT WALL BRANCHES. Largest: 10” x 5 - 3/4” x 5 - 3/4”. The first pair, English, early 19th century, have S-shaped candle branches with pronounced spurs with brass candle socks for hurricane shades. Contemporary blown glass shades. The second, a pair Sheffield silver wall sconces, English, circa 1815, have period and contemporary glass hurricane shades and retain their original backplates. 500 - 1,000

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MEET THE TEAM

Dan Morphy

President & Founder

John Morphy Acquisitions & Promotions

Jae Lukens

Tom Tolworthy Chief Executive Officer

Scot Kauffman

General Manager Firearms

Abbe Shearer

Customer Experience Associate

Accounting Specialist

Tasha Lopez

Becky Stellmach

Senior Graphic Designer

Ryan Kelly

Shipping Manager

Andrew Martin

Operations Associate

Graphic Designer

Chris Sayres

Shipping Associate

Ugo Liberti

Operations Associate

Dana Costello

Chief Financial Officer

Myles Welsh

Sarah Stoltzfus

Director of Marketing

Cheryl Goyda

Shaye Krispine

Director of Operations

Liz Sayres

Therese Hince Director of Sales

Jamie Griffin

Gary Metz Consignment Assessment & Procurement

Emily Hamilton

John Morphy, M.D. Acquisitions/ Appraisals

Andrew Harrison

Assistant General Manager Firearms

Firearms Acquisitions & Promotions

Firearms Administration

Customer Experience Manager

Customer Experience Associate

Customer Experience Associate

Kayla Specht

Eric Wagner

Tucker Nelson

Josh Dobroskey

Dave Pence

Emily Malloy

Ben Brossman

Sierra Perkins

Chris Hince

Accounting Specialist

Consignment Manager

Kim Cinko

Mary Beth Nocera

Dana Moyer

Angel Lopez

Daniel Cinelli

Joel Lazarus

John & Nancy Smith

Graphic Designer

Brody Hoshour

Shipping Associate

Tommy Sage, Jr.

Head of Toys & Trains

Lead Photographer

Display Coordinator

Train Consultant

Consignment Associate

Photographer

Operations Administration

Figural Cast Iron Consultants

Consignment Associate

Photographer

Ashley Messner

Operations Associate

John Mihovetz

Department Head & Expert Automobilia & Petroliana

Consignment Associate

Photographer

Sean Worrall

Operations Associate

Chris Hall

Antiques & Advertising Expert

Consignment Associate

Transcriptionist

Nate Burkholder

Operations Associate

Don Grimmer Acquisitions & Promotions


Tony Greist

Fine Art Expert

Peter Thomson

Antique & Modern Silver Consultant

Ron Ciarmello

Arts & Crafts Furniture and Fine Jewelry Expert

David Geiger Arms & Armor Specialist

UPCOMING AUCTION SCHEDULE Susquehanna Collection January 16, 2020 Michael Salisbury Firearms Specialist

John Keene

Firearms Expert, NFA Specialist

Russ Withem

Firearms Expert

Jeremy Hatch

Firearms Consultant

Field & Range Firearms February 17, 18, & 19, 2020 Toys, Dolls, & Figural Cast Iron March 10 & 11, 2020 Coin-Op & Advertising March 28 & 29

Josh Loewensteiner Firearms Consultant

Brian Manifor

Western Antiques & Weapons Expert

Jim Maley

Acquisitions & Promotions

Dave Conley Auctioneer

Automobilia & Petroliana May 13 & 14, 2020 Extraordinary, Sporting, & Collector Firearms May 28 & 29, 2020 Fine & Decorative Arts June 16 & 17, 2020 Edged Weapons, Armor, & Militaria June 23 & 24, 2020 Auction dates & consignment deadlines are subject to change. Please call to verify.

MORPHY AUCTIONS | 2000 North Reading Road • Denver, PA 17517 | Phone: 877-968-8880 • Fax: 717-336-7115


THANK YOU Morphy Auctions is thankful to our buyers for participating in our auctions. We strive to bring the freshest collections to the market and provide honest and transparent descriptions and estimates. We employ the best experts in the industry so that our buyers can make informed purchases. We are confident that our customer service is unrivaled and that you will have a pleasant buying experience. We look forward to doing business with you. Please contact us if you have any additional questions.


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