The Gould Collection | Skinner Auction 2618B

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The Patriotic Americana Collection of Marilyn and Michael Gould

American Furniture & Decorative Arts


Stephen Fletcher

Chris Barber

Karen Langberg

Kelli Lucas Stewart

Department Director 508.970.3228

Deputy Director 508.970.3227



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Collecting Patriotic Americana Shortly after moving to Wilton in 1976, Mike and I began to seek out local antiques shows. At one of the first, a Wendy show in Stamford, we met Margaret and Paul Weld. Our first purchase was an apple dryer to which Paul had wired three scythes. This remarkable couple introduced us to the concept of seeing how functional objects made for use on the farm, the barn and the kitchen could now become graphic decorative objects for modern homes. We began to pick up country things for our contemporary house in the woods. When I gave up the fashion world and Women’s Wear Daily, I subscribed to Antiques and Arts Weekly and became more and more obsessed with the antiques business. At first our buying was unfocused, just things that caught our eye and seemed to fit a spot. As president and then director of the Wilton Historical Society, my knowledge of New England history and material culture grew, and I concentrated on kitchen iron and pottery made in Connecticut. As I became a show manager, I got to know so many great dealers and was exposed to so much material that we were like kids in a candy store. While I moved dealers in and set up the show, Mike walked the aisles looking for interesting things to buy, in a generally undisciplined manner. With a serious interest in history and politics and a heart that skipped a beat at the sight of the flag and the bald eagle, I began to see these American symbols as a collecting theme. Creating museum and show exhibits helped to train my eye to see objects in historical context and as teaching tools rather than just graphic objects. As a thematic collection it was easy to assemble objects in diverse media, wood, iron, tin, ceramics, textiles, toys, and Indian beadwork which featured red, white, and blue, stars and stripes, and eagles which told historical stories. Dealers soon learned of my interests and would point out things for my growing collection. However, lack of money and space restricted an insatiable appetite for “stuff” that bore my favorite images. I was not able to collect rare and important folk art that would appear in coffee–table books. But I was able to assemble things that as a group told a story about America. I was thrilled when I put together prints and objects that told the story of the Civil War from battlefields to socks and glassware, especially six Currier and Ives prints that told the story of April, 1865. Alone they might seem insignificant, but together they tell us so much about a turbulent time in American history. There is so much material that expresses middle class life in the 18th and 19th centuries and exhibit the patriotism and love of America that was more common then. This might seem quaint or corny today, but it gives me great pleasure. It has been so much fun to collect, study and display these remnants of our heritage. Now I hope that others will choose to add to their collections and express their patriotism and interest in history. —Marilyn Gould


510 Montage of Three Sickles Mounted on an Apple Dryer, America, 19th century, 26 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Paul and Margaret Weld. First thing purchased from the Welds. Paul put it together for display and I never changed it. $300-500

512 Cast Iron Single-flue Harpoon and a Hand Sickle, 19th century, graceful graphic designs, the harpoon mounted on a curved hardwood shaft, lg. 34 1/2; the sickle with green-painted shaft and turned hardwood handle and segmented blade, with patent date “September 5 1899,” lg. 28 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Paul Weld. $300-500

511 Salmon-painted Divided Wooden Carrier, America, 19th century, rectangular carrier with chamfered sides, pierced handhold on central divider, with five compartments, (minor edge losses and paint wear), ht. 8, wd. 15 5/8, lg. 19 1/4 in.

513 Shaker Wooden Table-mounted Apple Peeler, 19th century, turned maple components with pegged and mortised construction, with table clamp, ht. approx. 17 in.

Provenance: Purchased from Paul and Margaret Weld. $400-600

Provenance: Purchased from Courcier and Wilkins at the Philadelphia Show. $300-500

514 Shaker Wooden Hay Fork and Shovel, late 19th century, a mortise and tenon constructed maple three-tine hay fork, the shovel reportedly made at the Harvard, Massachusetts Shaker community, the handle, shaft, and scoop integrally carved from a single piece of wood, ht. 72, 39 in., respectively. Provenance: Purchased from Paul and Margaret Weld. $200-250 515 Shaker Oval Covered Box, late 19th century, pine top and bottom with bent maple sides with three chamfered edge “fingers” fastened with copper tacks, worn red-stained surface, ht. 3 1/4, dia. 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Richard Rasso. $400-600

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516 Wooden Block Flag Puzzle and Two Wooden Tailoring Implements, late 19th/ early 20th century, forty-five wooden blocks arranged one way to depict a forty-eight star American flag, 6 3/4 x 12 in.; the measuring implements were reportedly used by Shakers for tailoring, including a folding maple ruler, and a curved ruler manufactured by Lufkin. Provenance: Purchased at the Hancock Shaker Village Show. $300-500 517 Three Household Devices, 19th century, a Shaker wrought iron hearth shovel, a pegged mortise and tenon constructed wooden cheese ladder, and a carved and turned wood hanger, possibly Shaker, dia. 28 1/2, 24 3/4, 16 1/2 in., respectively. $300-500 518 Three Paint and Vegetable Stamp Decorated Woven Splint Baskets, eastern woodland Indian tribe, late 19th century, a square basket with handles, a rectangular covered basket, and an oblong covered basket with tapered rim, (imperfections), lg. 11 to 14 in. $400-600


519 Five Small Woven Splint Baskets, America, 19th century, four round baskets, one with swing handle, one with fixed upright handle, and one with two carved hardwood side handles, one with looped splint side handles, and a round over square covered basket with fancy curlicues woven on the cover and sides, ht. 3 1/4 to 7 1/4 in. $200-250 520 Four Baskets, America, 19th century three Taghkanic woven splint baskets, a round friendship basket with upright handle, and two gathering baskets, one round with fixed upright handle, one rectangular with a swing handle; and a Pennsylvania red, green, and blue painted coiled rye basket, ht. 5 1/4 to 14 3/4, dia. 12 to 16 1/2 in. $200-300

521 Carved and Painted Patriotic Wooden Over-bar Plaque, probably Midwest, Civil War period, long arched panel with relief-carved eagle and union shield, clutching American flags and a banner inscribed “UNION NOW AND FOR EVER,” with scrolled acanthus leaf borders, with vestiges of red, white, and blue paint, ht. 13, lg. 65 1/4 in. $2,500-3,500

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522 Cast Iron and Bronze Indian Princess Countertop Tobacconist Figure, America, late 19th century, hollow figure cast in two pieces, with applied cast bronze feather headdress and tobacco leaves which she holds in her hand, with metal stand, ht. 26 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Jim Hirsheimer. $1,500-2,500 523 Cast Iron Lady Liberty Head Architectural Fragment, America, late 19th century, cast in the half-round, with traces of earlier paint, ht. 10 1/2, wd. 8 1/2, dp. 11 in. Provenance: Purchased from Tom Dupree. $600-800 524 Cast Bronze Liberty Head, Gabriel Grün Yantorno (b. Argentina, 1978), probably late 20th century, cast in the half-round, signed “Yantorno” at l.l. neck, ht. 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Fred Giampietro. $400-600





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525 Patriotic Relief-carved “Fort Hancock” Wooden Box, possibly New Jersey, late 19th/ early 20th century, rectangular box with hinged lid and shaped feet, with overall with relief and chip-carved decoration, the top ornamented with crossed flags an foliage and inscribed “USA” and “Fort Hancock” (a former United States Army fort at Sandy Hook, New Jersey), the sides decorated with an assortment of carved eagles, flags, stars, and foliage, ht. 7 3/4, wd. 8 3/4, dp. 6 in. Provenance: Purchased from Oakland Antiques. $800-1,200

526 Cast Iron Federal-style Eagle Plaque, America, late 19th century, flattened reliefmolded figure, with remnants of earlier black paint, ht. 12 3/4, lg. 24 in. Provenance: Purchased from Steven Rowe. $400-600

527 Eagle-carved Soapstone Bedwarmer, early 19th century, the rectangular stone with reliefcarved eagle, shield and furled flags, with wire swing handle, 7 1/2 x 10 in. $400-600


528 Painted Tin Militia Hat Plate, Connecticut, c. 1825, tombstone-shaped plate ornamented with seven gilt stars above a gilt spreadwing eagle with a polychrome painted American shield on its breast, above the gilt inscription “7- COMP’Y/8 REG’T.,” (minor paint loss), ht. 9 1/4, wd. 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Bill Guthman. $600-800

529 Patriotic-painted Shield-shaped Wooden Wall Shelf, early to mid-20th century, the shelf with applied stars and stripes, with shaped eagle-figural support, the front of the shelf is inscribed “GOD BLESS AMERICA,” (minor paint loss), ht. 14 1/2, wd. 9 3/4, dp. 6 in. Provenance: Purchased from Jim and Judy Milne. $400-600


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530 Polychrome Paint-decorated Tin Militia Hat Plate, America, c. 1829, tombstone-shaped plate embellished with a sunray and stars over a spreadwing eagle, shield, American flag, crossed rifles, and foliage, with black inscriptions “L, INFANTRY/1st Co. 1829,� (minor paint wear, dents), ht. 9 3/4, wd. 7 in. Provenance: Walters. Benisek. $400-600

531 Pressed Brass Militia Hat Plate, probably Connecticut, c. 1820, shield-shaped sheet brass plate embossed with a spreadwing eagle on a shield, surrounded by a panoply of arms, with star border, (dents), 6 1/4 x 5 in. Provenance: Bill Guthman. $200-250

532 After John Coles, Jr. (c. 1778-1854) PATER PATRAE. Sacred to the Memory of the Truly Illustrious George Washington. Stipple and line engraving with etching, by Enoch C. Gridley (ac. 1800-1818), identified in inscriptions, published in Boston, c. 1800, the first state of two, 13 3/4 x 9 5/8 in., in a period pressed brass frame. Condition: Toning, creases, tears, into image u.l., u.c., l.l., l.r. Provenance: Robert Teitelman, the Old Print Shop. $400-600

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533 Framed Mezzotint with Figures of Liberty and Africa, probably England, early 19th century, a version of an earlier print titled Emblem of America, depicting the figures of Liberty holding an American flag, and Africa dressed in native costume mourning beside a plinth inscribed “Sacred to the Memory of George Washington...,” the background depicting wilderness landscape with a waterfall and natives, sight size 12 1/8 x 9 3/4 in., in a later frame, (tears, creases, not examined out of frame). $300-500 534 Framed Wood Engraving of an Eagle, America, 1849, wood engraving on paper depicting a spreadwing eagle grasping arrows and olive branch with rayed background and holding a banner with ink inscription “Samuel Regester/His work 1849,” (toning, not examined out of frame), sight size 4 3/4 x 11 1/8 in., in a molded wood frame. $200-250

535 Polychrome and Painted Cast Iron “Eagle and Eaglets” Mechanical Bank, J. & E. Stevens Company, Cromwell, Connecticut, c. 1883, by placing a coin in the eagle’s beak and depressing the snake-form lever, the eagle leans forward to feed her eaglets depositing the coin from her beak into the nest, with coin receptacle, the base impressed “PAT. JAN. 23 1883,” (paint loss, wear), ht. 5 3/4, lg. 8 1/2 in. $600-800

536 Painted Cast Iron Mechanical “EAGLE NO. 50” Bell Pull Toy, attributed to the Gong Bell Manufacturing Company, East Hampton, Connecticut, late 19th century, with red, white, and blue painted eagle with bell atop a pierced green-painted platform on cast iron wheels with heart-shaped spokes, (minor paint loss), ht. 4 1/8, wd. 3 1/2, lg. 5 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Gemini Antiques. $600-800

537 Painted and Gilt Cast Iron and Brass Centennial Liberty Bell Pull Toy, Gong Bell Company, East Hampton, Connecticut, c. 1876, eagle finial atop a brass bell with raised lettering “LIBERTY BELL JULY 4 1776,” supported on a red-painted shield-shaped panel with raised gilt stars and lettering “1776/1876 CENTENNIAL,” on cast iron wheels with heart-shaped spokes, (minor paint loss), ht. 6 3/8, wd. 5, lg. 8 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Gemini Antiques. $800-1,200

538 Painted Cast Iron Mechanical “Trick Elephant Bell Ringer/No. 40” Pull Toy, Gong Bell Manufacturing Company, East Hampton, Connecticut, late 19th century, when the vehicle moves forward, the elephant turns and taps the bell; polychrome painted elephant figure on a stand and pierced platform with raised lettering “Trick Elephant Bell Ringer/ No. 40,” cast iron wheels with heart-shaped spokes, (minor paint loss), ht. 5 3/8, wd. 3 1/4, lg. 7 7/8 in. Provenance: Barenholtz collection with label affixed to underside. $800-1,200

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539 Three Cast Iron Still Banks, America, late 19th/early 20th century, c. 1926 “The Old Liberty Bell” commemorative bank from the 1926 sesquicentennial exposition in Philadelphia; a bust of Teddy Roosevelt on a pedestal bank wearing a “Rough Rider” uniform, with gold-washed surface, made by the A.C. Williams Co. Ohio, c. 1919; and a standing bear bank with gold-washed surface, (paint wear), ht. 3 3/4, 5 1/4, 2 5/8 in., respectively. $300-500 540 Patriotic Decorated Cast Bronze Bell and a Cast Brass Cow Bell, America, 19th century, a c. 1870 cast bronze US Cavalry Camel Corp bell ornamented with three Great Seal of the United States in relief, with a remnant of an old leather strap and buckle, ht. 6, wd. 6; and a cast brass cow bell with incised inscription “Jon’a Gould Manchester N.H.,” ht. 6, wd. 5 in. $200-250


541 Framed “History of the American Flag” Chromolithograph, c. 1896, lithograph on paper, with eagle, large American flag, and star at center and related figures and facts, (toning, stains), 26 1/4 x 36 in. Provenance: Purchased at Oakland Antiques. $800-1,200

542 Painted Sheet-metal Union Shield with Copper Eagle Figure, America, c. 1860, molded sheet copper eagle figure mounted on a curved sheet iron shield painted red, white, and blue with thirty-three gold-stenciled stars, ht. 41, wd. 25, dp. 6 in. Provenance: Purchased from Charles Wilson Antiques. $3,000-5,000

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543 American School, 19th Century OUR COUNTRY IS FREE! Signed “Joe Miller Linn Co. Oregon” l.r., reportedly c. 1870. Watercolor and gouache on paper, depicting Lady Liberty holding an American flag with a faint battle ground l.r. over a patriotic verse, sight size 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in., in a period grainpainted frame. Condition: Loss u.r. and l.l., tear l.l., minor toning, and stains. Provenance: Purchased from Harvey Antiques.

544 Federal Fan Light with Applied Decoration, America, early 19th century, with applied eagle, rosettes, and swag decoration, painted black, ht. 18 5/8, wd. 37 in. $800-1,200

545 Cast Iron Eagle Finial, America, 19th century, full-round spreadwing figure, with later cylindrical stand, overall ht. 12, wd. 9 1/2 in. $400-600

Exhibitions: Liberties with Liberty, the Museum of American Folk Art, New York, February 25, 1986–September 30, 1987. $800-1,200

546 Red, White, and Blue-painted Turned Wooden Post/Barber Pole, America, late 19th century, baluster-form post, old but later paint, ht. 16 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Walters. Benisek at the Philadelphia Show. $600-800

547 Painted Cast Iron Patriotic Mirror Frame, America, late 19th century, oval frame with an eagle perched on a small oval medallion painted with a Union officer, flanked by flowers, foliage, furled flags, and a Union shield, (paint loss), ht. 20, wd. 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Nancy & Jim Glazer at the Philadelphia Show. $800-1,200


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548 Patriotic Painted Cast Iron Top Hat Spittoon, 19th century, painted as a red, white, and blue Uncle Sam top hat with a band with eagle, shield, and stars, on a Lucite stand, overall ht. 11 1/4, dia. 10 1/2 in. $300-500 549 Painted Cast Iron Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank, manufactured by the Shepard Hardware Company, Buffalo, New York, c. 1886, the figure with top hat and umbrella stands on a box with an eagle and banner, when the lever is pressed, a coin slips from his hand into an opened mail bag depositing it into the box, with impressed patent date “June 8 1886” on bottom, (paint loss, lacking key), ht. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Gemini Antiques. $1,500-2,500

550 Polychrome Painted Folk-carved Wood Uncle Sam Figure, America, c. 1918, carved figure of Uncle Sam carrying a rifle standing on a pedestal, the sides depicting Old Point Lighthouse, an American flag, a steam vessel with a background of palm trees and seagulls, a round framed felt uniform arm patch with crossed guns motif, and a submarine, ht. 20 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from David Schorsch-Eileen Smiles at the Winter Antiques Show. $8,000-12,000

551 Red-painted Octagonal Wood Fraternal Lodge Plinth, America, late 19th century, the plinth with applied molding painted red with gold borders, the front painted with an “All Seeing Eye” motif, (paint wear, some retouch), ht. 29, top dia. 12 1/2, base dia. 16 in. Provenance: Purchased from Ken Kohn, at With All Due Ceremony. $600-800


552 Patriotic Flag Umbrella, Child’s Drum, and a Friction Elephant Push Toy, America, late 19th/early 20th century, the umbrella or parasol with star-spangled blue, and red and white striped cotton fabric, the bamboo shaft with burlwood handle, lg. 34 1/2, dia. 42; a child’s drum with wood rims, and lithographed tin sides depicting eagles and Uncle Sam, ht. 7, dia. 8; and a polychrome sheet metal elephant friction pull toy, (paint wear), ht. 6 1/2, lg. 10 1/2 in. $300-500

553 Paint and Gilt Star-decorated Wooden Circus Stand, America, late 19th/early 20th century, octagonal stand painted blue ornamented with applied gold-painted fivepoint stars, ht. 10, dia. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Tom Longacre. $400-600

554 Paint-decorated Wooden Plinth, America, late 19th/early 20th century, square plinth with applied molding, the top with simulated marble surface, the sides painted with symbolic motifs of an open bible, bow and arrows, and a lamb in a landscape, (minor wear), ht. 31 1/2, top 16 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Paul and Margaret Weld. $700-900

555 Chromolithograph Eagle and American Flag and Stencil-decorated “VICTOR” Carpet Sweeper, Sherman & Noyes, Boston, Samuel F. Leach, patent date 1876, hardwood handle on sheet metal and wood sweeper with gilt-stenciled manufacturer’s marks prominently on the red-painted cover, the interior of the container affixed with maker’s printed paper label, and containing printed copy of Leach’s patent, ht. 44, wd. 14, dp. 7 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased at Skinner, The Paul and Margaret Weld Collection, August 13, 2000. $300-500

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556 Polychrome Painted Molded Plaster Uncle Sam on Horse Figure, America, probably early 20th century, (scattered paint loss, small loss to hoof), ht. 8 1/2, lg. 12 in. Provenance: Purchased from Garthoeffner Gallery Antiques. $400-600 557 Painted Composition and Stuffed Fabric Uncle Sam Character Doll, America, c. 1930s, the figure with painted composition face, and stuffed fabric body wearing a wool felt Stars and Stripes trimmed top hat, blue wool jacket, and red wool striped white cotton trousers, and black leatherette boots, ht. 15 in. Provenance: Purchased from Kelter-Malce. $200-400

558 Pro-Union Polychrome Painted and Cutwork Sign, America, c. 1861, rectangular cardboard sign the center painted in patriotic colors with the inscription “THE UNION MUST & SHALL BE PRESERVED,” bordered by cutwork inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/DECEMBER 25 61/UNION NOW & FOREVER/DEATH TO TRAITORS/UNION FOR ALL”; with Union shields painted in the corners, (tears, losses, toning, stains), 13 x 22 1/2 in., in a period molded wood frame with gilt liner. Provenance: Purchased from Scott Bassoff Sandy Jacobs Antiques. $1,500-2,500

559 Painted Union Shield Frame, America, late 19th century, shield-shaped panel painted with stars and stripes, with oval aperture depicting a black and white lithograph portrait of Abraham Lincoln, (scattered paint loss), 23 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Tom Longacre. $400-600



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560 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) The Star Spangled Banner., undated (Conningham 5707). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Small folio lithograph with handcoloring on paper, sight size 12 7/8 x 9 1/8 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Minor toning and foxing, not examined out of frame. Provenance: Purchased from Penny and Ron Dionne. $300-500

561 Pious and Patriotic Calligraphic Art Exercise, 19th century, schoolboy/girl ink on paper picture depicting a large bald eagle and American shield, with a waving banner in its beak inscribed “Our Father who art in” with elaborately inscribed “HEAVEN,” below, and grasping a “HOLY BIBLE” in one of its talons, with floral and foliate borders, (minor toning, light stains, minor ink bleeding, not examined out of frame), sight size 15 3/4 x 19 5/8 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. $300-500

562 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) THE SPIRIT OF ‘61./GOD, OUR COUNTRY AND LIBERTY!, 1861 (Conningham, 5653). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sight size 18 1/2 x 12 1/2 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Tears u.l. into image, and c.l., toning, light scattered foxing, not examined out of frame. $300-500

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563 Nathaniel Currier, publisher (American, 1813-1888) Three Historical Prints: The Declaration of Independence.; The President of the United States.; and Naval Heroes of the United States., No. 1, undated, 1844, and 1846 (Conningham 1532, 4891, 4397, respectively). Identified in inscriptions. Small folio lithographs with hand-coloring on paper, sight size 10 5/8 x 13 3/8, 13 3/4 x 9 3/4, and 9 x 13 1/4 in., framed. Condition: Toning, stains, foxing, not examined out of frames. $400-600

564 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) Surrender of Gen’l Lee, at Appomattox C.H. Va. April 9th 1865., 1865 (Conningham, 5909). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Small folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sight size 13 1/4 x 10 in., in a later burlwood frame. Condition: Minor light foxing, light stain at l.l. margin, not examined out of frame. $200-250


565 Strobridge & Co., publishers (Cincinnati, 19th Century) Washington as a Freemason., 1867. Identified in inscriptions. Chromolithograph on paper, depicting Washington at center wearing a Masonic apron, commemorating his induction into the Fredericksburg Lodge in 1753, Commander of the army in 1775, and election to the Presidency in 1789; also commemorating LaFayette and Andrew Jackson, sight size 22 3/4 x 18 1/2 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Toning, edge stains, foxing, not examined out of frame. $300-500

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566 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) Four Framed Lithographs Depicting Abraham Lincoln. Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Lithographs on paper, titles include: Abraham Lincoln, The Assassination of President Lincoln, at Ford’s Theatre Washington D.C. April 14, 1865., The Death Bed of the Martyr President Abraham Lincoln.; and a rare print, The Lincoln Statue, 1876, with an image of Lincoln standing on a plinth inscribed “EMANCIPATION,” with a black man kneeling in chains at his feet, and further inscriptions “...the cost of the monument $17,000, was paid by subscriptions of the colored people,” (imperfections, not examined out of frames), sight sizes from 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 to 13 1/4 x 17 in. $300-500

567 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) Two Civil War Prints: The Fall of Richmond Va. on the Night of April 2nd, 1865 (Conningham, 1823); and Bombardment of Fort Sumpter, Charleston Harbor, undated (Conningham 596). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Small folio lithographs with hand-coloring on paper, sheet sizes 12 1/4 x 17 3/8 and 10 x 14 in., respectively, in period molded wood frames. Condition: The Fall with margins 1 in. or more, several edge tears, minor foxing; Bombardment with margins 3/8 in. or more, toning, stains, scattered foxing. $400-600



568 American School, Late 19th/Early 20th Century Abraham Lincoln Memorial Picture. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, depicting an urn-topped monument inscribed “A. LINCOLN 1809-1865,” flanked by figures of a slave holding a document inscribed “Emancipation,” and an allegorical figure of Liberty, with shield and liberty cap, with weeping willows in the background, all surrounded by the inscription “ABRAHAM LINCOLN/OUR COUNTRY NOW UNITED/MOURNES [sic] THE LOSS/OF ITS BELOVED FATHER,” (toning, not examined out of frame), sight size 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in., in a molded walnut frame with gilt liner. $250-350

569 Pair of Hand-knit Civil War Era Wool Socks with Flag Motifs and a Related Article, reportedly Pennsylvania, c. 1861, the socks framed with a clipped newspaper article explaining the origin of them which are reported to have been shorn, carded, spun, and knit by a young Pennsylvania woman in 1861 for her friend A.J. Arnold, mounted in a later conforming mat and frame, 19 x 21 1/4 in. overall. Provenance: Purchased from Kelter-Malce. $800-1,200



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570 “Union Forever” Patriotic Needlework Sampler, America, 1862 stitched with wool yarns on a berlin canvas, depicting a large American flag inscribed “Union forever” at center over a cottage with the inscription “Sweet Home” surrounded by a geometric flowering vine, with the maker’s initials “C.H.L.” and the date “1862,” (minor toning), 16 1/2 x 12 in., in a period molded walnut frame with gilt liner. Provenance: Purchased from M. Finkel & Daughter. $300-500

571 Three Framed Works Depicting George Washington, GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON. THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY., a small-folio hand-colored lithograph vignette, published by Nathaniel Currier, undated, sight size 15 x 9, in a period wood frame; an 1812 engraving by Thomas Gimbrede depicting the first four U.S. presidents with George Washington, dressed in military uniform, over portraits of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams, sight size 9 1/4 x 11 1/4, in a later frame; and a c. 1860 ornate oval carved and gilt-gesso frame topped with a spreadwing eagle and shield, two “UNION” heraldic arrangements, and symbols of Liberty, with a hand-colored engraving of George Washington, sight size 9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in., (imperfections). $300-500

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572 Three Wrought Iron Heart-shaped Trivets, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with tripod feet, two with loops for hanging, dia. 6 to 9 1/2 in. $300-500 573 Food Chopper with Heart Cutout Blade, America, 19th century, with turned hardwood handle and iron blade, ht. 7, wd. 7 1/2 in. $300-500

574 Two Wrought Iron Trivets, America, 18th/ early 19th century, one with graceful scroll ornament at center, one with handle pierced for hanging and with heat-twisted members for strength, ht. 1 7/8, 2 1/4, dia. 9 3/4, 13 in. $300-500 575 Three Wrought Iron Hearth Items with Engraved Decoration, Continental or America, 18th century, a long-handled ladle with geometric line designs on the handle, a grill with serpentine slats and engraved and punched foliate handle decoration, a chopper/ spatula with geometric cutouts, the handle with engraved initials “AR” and geometric engraved designs, all with rattail handle terminals, (small crack and dent to bowl on ladle), lg. 11 1/2 to 18 3/4 in. $300-500

576 Four Wrought Iron Hearth Forks, America, 18th century, one with heart-shaped handle terminal, one with wavy line punch-decorated handle, one with spiral twist shaft and double-D handle terminal, and one with a turned hardwood handle with hanging ring, lg. 14 to 24 1/4 in. $300-500

577 Two Wrought Iron Sadiron Trivets, America or England, 18th/early 19th century, one ornamented with a heart and scrolls, with looped handle, the other with scrolled feet and decorated with four scrolls, with a turned hardwood handle with iron hanging ring, ht. 2 1/2, 2 1/4, dia. 12 1/2, 12 in. $400-600

578 Early Hearth Skimmer and Ladle, late 18th/ early 19th century, the skimmer with wrought iron handle marked “J.H.” and pierced brass bowl, and a large ladle with wrought iron handle and copper bowl, (old solder repair to ladle handle joinery), lg. 16 1/2, 23 in. $300-500


579 Painted Wrought Iron Hearth Shovel, America, late 18th/early 19th century, painted red, with ram’s horn scrolled terminal on handle, (age wear), lg. 20 1/4 in. $300-500

580 Wrought Iron Trivet, America, early 19th century, with scroll ornament and scrolling “MG” monogram, the handle pierced for hanging, ht. 1 3/8, dia. 11 3/4 in. $300-500 581 Wrought Iron Bootscraper with Applied Scroll Ornament, America, early 19th century, ht. 11 1/2, wd. 13 3/4 in. Provenance: Lewis Scranton. $300-500 582 Wrought Iron Bootscraper with Scrolled Strap Decoration, probably New England, late 18th/early 19th century, with double-arch ornamenting the bottom of the blade, ht. 12 1/4, wd. 14 in. Provenance: Lewis Scranton. $300-500 583 Wrought Iron Boot Scraper with Heartshaped Scrolling, late 18th/early 19th century, ht. 10, lg. 8 in. Provenance: Lewis Scranton. $300-500 584 Wrought Iron Rotating Hearth Toaster, England or America, late 18th to early 19th century, double-arch frame with scroll embellishments on tripod feet, the handle pierced for hanging, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 14, lg. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: Chesterfield Antiques. $300-500 585 Wrought Iron Hearth Tool, America, 18th/ early 19th century, the long-handled device with arched support and spouted bowl rested under the meat cooking on the hearth to catch the dripping grease, ht. 2, lg. 22 1/4 in. $300-500

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586 Wrought Iron Hearth Grill with Heart Decoration, America, early 19th century, round pot with heart cutouts around the sides, short wrought handle, grill bottom and tripod feet, ht. 7, dia. 12 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Grace and Elliot Snyder. $400-600 587 Wrought and Cast Iron Wafer Iron with American Eagle and Shield Motif, last quarter 18th/first quarter 19th century, both sides of the circular iron is centered with the eagle and shield motif, (age wear to design), lg. 26 3/4, dia. 5 1/4 in. $400-600 588 Wrought Iron Doorstop, Door Jamb, and Hearth Device, late 18th/early 19th century, a V-shaped door jamb with heart and ram’s horn terminals, and an arched doorstop with ram’s horn scroll finial, and a triangular-shaped hearth device possibly a trivet with scroll terminals, ht. to 5 1/2, dia. to 8 1/2 in. $300-500 589 Four Iron Household Devices, America, late 18th/early 19th century, two wrought iron game or well hooks, a scissors-form tongs and a pair of cast iron tongs with indistinct patent mark, dia. 5 to 21 in. Provenance: Purchased from Paul and Margaret Weld. $300-500 590 Wrought Iron Peel with Large Scrolled Double-”D” Handle, England or America, 17th/18th century, (loss and damage to blade). lg. 43 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Don Walters at the Springfield, Massachusetts ADA show. $300-500 591 Two Large Wrought Iron Hinges with Scroll Terminals, probably Pennsylvania, 18th century, double hinges, total lg. 33 1/2, 23 in. Provenance: Purchased from Paul and Margaret Weld. $300-500

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592 Paint-decorated “Millinery” Cabinet, America, late 19th century, the top section constructed of cast iron, brass, and tin, with brass gallery on a paneled wood base, old surface, ht. 70 1/2, wd. 27, dp. 16 in. Provenance: Purchased from Victor Weinblatt. $1,000-1,500

593 Three American Patriotic Transferdecorated Staffordshire Pottery Items, England, early 19th century, a pearlware tea bowl with matching saucer decorated in green depicting the “Eagle Riding on a Shell” pattern by R. Hall & Son; and a pearlware cup plate with black transfer chinoiserie-style decoration with an eagle mounted on an urn, with blue transfer foliate border with blue overglaze the center enhanced with polychrome enamel, ht. 2 1/4, dia. 3 7/8 to 5 3/4 in. $300-500

595 Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Bowl with Boston Harbor Scene and Eagle, John Rogers & Son, Longport, England, 1815-42, London-shaped bowl decorated in the Boston Harbor [so called] pattern with an eagle and shield with a view of the harbor in the background, ht. 3 1/4, dia. 6 in. Provenance: Purchased from William & Teresa Kurau. $300-500

596 Castleford-type Pottery Creamer Decorated with Liberty and Great Seal, England, c. 1800, white felspathic stoneware jug with smear glaze and green enamel bands, one side with molded head of Liberty, the other side decorated with the Great Seal of the United States, ht. 4 in. $200-250

594 Eagle and Floral Carved Tortoiseshell Lady’s Hair Comb, early 19th century, curved shaped crown pierced with twenty-one small stars, centered with a relief-carved eagle and shield, flanked by pierced and carved flowers and foliage, (one tine detached), total ht. 7 1/2, design ht. approx. 3 1/2, lg. 10 in.

597 Canary Glazed Transfer Decorated Lafayette/Washington Child’s Mug, Staffordshire, England, early 19th century, the mug with rust red transfer-printed oval bust portraits of “LaFayette” and “Washington” below a spreadwing eagle, (minor rim nicks), ht. 2 1/2 in.

Provenance: Purchased from William & Teresa Kurau. $300-500

Provenance: Purchased from Pam Boynton. $500-800


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598 Two Patriotic Hand-decorated Glass Mugs, England and/or France, early 19th century, both with polychrome enamel decoration on white glass; a baluster-form mug with inscription “E Pluribus Unum” over crossed flags with blue bowknot and leafy sprigs; and a Bristol glass barrel-form mug with “Liberty” inscription over a spreadwing eagle within an olive branch wreath, (cracks and small loss to second mug), ht. 4 3/8, 4 in., respectively.

602 Polychrome Transfer-decorated “ARMS OF THE UNITED STATES” Pitcher, Enoch Wood, England, early 19th century, pearlware pitcher with polychrome-enameled black transfer decoration, each side decorated with “ARMS OF THE UNITED STATES” and patriotic images, and a wreath under the spout inscribed “FREE TRADE AND SAILORS RIGHTS,” ht. 5 in.

Provenance: Purchased from Brian Cullity. $300-500

Provenance: Ex Richards collection with label on base, purchased from William & Teresa Kurau. $600-800

599 American Centennial Memorial Parian Vase with Eagles and Shields, W.T. Copeland & Sons, retailed by J.M. Shaw & Co. New York, c. 1876, made for the Philadelphia Exposition of 1876, finely molded vase with three eagle figures, swirled flags and shield on the molded handles, the shields inscribed “1876 Centennial Memorial,” “Washington, Father of Our Country,” and “1776 Declaration of Independence,” with glazed interior, maker’s stamp on base, ht. 9 1/8 in.

603 Small Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Mug, England, early 19th century, the mug with brown transfer decoration depicting the Great Seal of the United States over the inscription “May Success Attend Our Agriculture Trade Manufactures and Sailor’s Rights,” (base chips), ht. 1 7/8 in. $200-250

Provenance: Rob Hunter. $1,500-2,500

600 Three Eagle-decorated Chinese Export Porcelain Teaware Items, early 19th century, a matching tea bowl and saucer decorated with a gilt accented sepia spreadwing eagle and shield under a rayed arch with star spangles, and a larger tea bowl with similar eagle decoration, ht. 1 1/4 to 2 1/4, dia. 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 in. $200-250

601 “PEACE PLENTY and INDEPENDENCE” Transfer-decorated Pearlware Jug, England, c. 1815-20, baluster-form jug with black transfer decoration with patriotic motifs, (hairline on side), ht. 6 in. Provenance: Purchased from William & Teresa Kurau. $400-600


604 Rare Leeds Pottery Federal Eagle Decorated Plate, England, early 19th century, green-edged plate with polychrome enamel decoration in the center depicting a spreadwing “buzzard” eagle with American shield, dia. 5 1/8 in. Provenance: Purchased from Margaret Johnson Sutor. $600-800

605 Stoneware Jar with Incised Patriotic Eagle Decoration, Daniel Goodale Pottery, Hartford, Connecticut, early 19th century, two-gallon oval wide-mouth jar, with lug handles, decorated on the front with a spreadwing eagle with American shield with a starspangled banner in its beak, and clutching an olive branch and a flag in its talons, impressed “D. GOODALE. HARTFORD” on opposite shoulder, (cracks, chips), ht. 12 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Joyce and Ron Basin. $1,500-2,500

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606 Eagle-decorated Reward of Merit Trinket Box, and a Hat-maker’s Pincushion/Box, early 19th century, the first oblong, the lid papered with two lithographed images of the Great Seal of America, a bird, and a flower, two sides with a printed reward of merit for “Miss Solina Nixon” dated “Feb. 1833,” with a rose depicted in watercolor painted on the interior lid; and an oval cardboard box with pincushion top with a lithographed eagle on a monument and Boston hat-maker “John M. Peck” advertisement, the front with a blueprinted advertisement for “Thomas Hotchison, New York,” with allegorical figures of Liberty and Justice, and eagle and shield motifs, (age wear), ht. 4 1/2, 6 in. Provenance: Purchased from Jeannine Dobbs. $400-600

607 American Flag Decorated Pottery Plate, late 19th/early 20th century, the creamware plate centered with a stylized American flag with twenty-four stars in blue underglaze, with enameled red diagonal stripes and striped rim border, dia. 9 in. Provenance: Purchased from Greg Kramer. $300-500 608 Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Seal of United States Decoration, America, late 19th century, gallon-size straight-sided jar with hand-painted cobalt blue eagle, shield, arrows, and furled flag motif, ht. 9 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from William & Teresa Kurau. $600-800 609 Albany Glazed Stoneware Covered Tobacco Jar, “EDMANDS & CO., CHARLESTOWN,” Massachusetts, the side decorated with a molded eagle motif with impressed maker’s mark in the center, (imperfections), ht. 7 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Charles and Barbara Adams. $300-500

610 Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jug, William Lundy (b. 1785), Troy, New York, ac. 180828/29, gallon-size ovoid jug with brushed cruciform design, impressed maker’s mark “W. LUNDY & CO. TROY” on shoulder, (lip chip), ht. 11 1/2 in. $300-500 611 Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jug, “SMITH & DAY NORWALK,” Connecticut, early 19th century, gallon-size ovoid jug, with brushed stylized flower motif, handle terminals, and impressed maker’s mark, ht. 11 in. $300-500 612 Redware Pottery Jug, Bottle, and Jar, 19th century, an ovoid jug with strap handle and a flattened oval bottle, both decorated with brown manganese splotches, attributed to a Norwalk, Connecticut, pottery, (glaze flakes to mouths); and an oval jar with distinctive heartshaped lug handles, attributed to the Alvin Wilcox pottery, West Bloomfield, New York, with mottled glossy brown glaze, (rim cracks), ht. 6 3/4, 7 3/8, 9 3/8 in., respectively. $300-500 613 Stoneware Bottle and a Small Redware Jug, Hartford, Connecticut, 19th century, the bottle with elongated neck marked “GOODWIN-WEBSTER HARTFORD,” and a small redware jug marked “D. GOODALE,” (minor chips to mouth on jug), ht. 10, 8 1/4 in. $200-400 614 Four Stoneware Pottery Bottles, 19th century, ginger beer or soda bottles, a saltglazed bottle marked “HJ & GS GRUMMEN,” Norwalk, Connecticut, and three unmarked, one salt-glazed, one unglazed, one possibly made in Nassau with a speckled orange glaze, (one unmarked soda bottle with mouth chips), ht. 9 5/8 to 11 5/8 in. Provenance: Rob Hunter. $200-350

615 Three Historical Blown-molded Glass Masonic Flasks, early to mid-19th century, the first two made at Keene, New Hampshire including a pint-size aqua flask depicting several Masonic symbols with arch and columns, the reverse with eagle and banner over “IP” in an oval (McKearin GIV-1); an amber half-pint flask with arch and columns on one side and eagle, banner and blank oval on the reverse (McKearin GIV-25), and an amber pint flask with All-seeing Eye in a Star and Flexed Arm in a Star, Stoddard, New Hampshire, one side with the raised letters “AD,” the other side with “GR JA” (McKearin GIV-43), (very minor high point wear), ht. 7 5/8, 6 1/4, 7 3/8 in. $400-600 616 Four Historical Light Aqua Blown-molded Glass Flasks, early to mid-19th century, a pint-size General Washington/Eagle (McKearin GI-2), a pint-size American Eagle, possibly made at the Louisville, Kentucky Glass Works, c. 1830 (McKearin GII-24); a half-pint Pike’s Peak/eagle, and a half-pint double eagle with spreadwing eagle, shield, and banner over an oval reserve with raised “C&I” mark, (minor high point wear), ht. 5 7/8 to 7 1/8 in. $500-700 617 Two Historical Blown-molded Glass Flasks, both pint size, an olive Railroad/Eagle, Coventry, Connecticut, c. 1840, with oval panels on sides, one side depicting a horse pulling a cart filled with kegs to the left on a rail, the obverse showing an American eagle lengthwise with head turned left grasping an olive branch and arrows in its talons, similar to GV-8 but with no lettering or stars; and an amber Cornucopia/Eagle, possibly Keene, New Hampshire (McKearin GII-72), (minor high point wear), ht. 6 3/4, 6 7/8 in. $300-500 618 Two Aquamarine Blown-molded Glass Flasks and a Bottle, America, early 19th century, two pint flasks including a flattened oval Pitkin-type with swirl/rib pattern, and a flattened oval sunburst pattern (McKearin GVIII-26), with “Richards Collection” label on neck, and an oval-based ribbed bottle, probably Midwestern, ht. 6 3/4, 7 3/4, 9 1/2 in., respectively. $400-600

619 Two Pale Aqua Blown-molded Historical Eagle Flasks, quart size flasks, one with vertical ribbing with a large oval medallion with an eagle and shield on both sides, made at the Louisville, Kentucky Glass Works (McKearin GII-31); the other with oval panels with thirteen stars above an eagle with shield, arrows, and olive branch on one side and grape clusters on the reverse, possibly made by Coffin & Hay, Hammonton, New Jersey (McKearin GII-55), (high point wear, scratches), ht. 9 1/2, 8 1/4 in., respectively. $300-500 620 Olive-amber “Dutch” Case Gin Bottle and an Amber Chestnut Bottle, late 18th/ early 19th century, tapered square-sided gin bottle with applied round seal on shoulder with “ADE” mark, and a small chestnut bottle, (minor scratches to sides), ht. 11 1/2, 5 7/8 in. $300-500 621 Colorless Blown Molded Glass Pitcher, attributed to Thomas Cains, South Boston Flint Glass Works or Phoenix Glass Works, Boston, first quarter 19th century, balusterform pitcher with internal applied medial band, handle with rigaree terminal, and disk base, ht. 4 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Brian Cullity. $300-500 622 Colorless Blown Molded Glass Decanter and Undertray, attributed to Thomas Cains, South Boston Flint Glass Works or Phoenix Glass Works, Boston, first quarter 19th century, baluster-form bottle with applied rings, two with a chain motif, rough pontil, with a conforming hollow stopper with internal medial band, the underplate with folded rim and chain border, decanter ht. 10, underplate dia. 7 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Paul DeCoste. $400-600

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623 Pair of Blown Colorless Flip Glasses and a Blown Three-mold Glass Decanter, early 19th century, the flip glasses with etched foliate rim band and molded fluted bottom, the decanter with diamond and sunburst designs (McKearin GIII-16), with a flowered stopper, ht. 6 3/8, 9 3/4 in. $200-250 624 Seven Assorted Colorless Glass Decanters, America, early 19th century, five free-blown decanters: one with cut grapevine, grain stalks, and hexagon and flute decoration, one with cut flutes on the neck and base, one with etched and engraved swags and tassels, one with cut ovals and flutes, one with three applied rings on the neck, and one plain; and one blown molded with lobes and arches (McKearin GIV-6), each with stopper, ht. 9 1/2 to 11 3/4 in. $400-600 625 Four Blown Colorless Glass Table Items, probably America, early 19th century, a wine glass with etched floral rim border on a stem with internal white latticinio twisted stem, a ribbed cream pitcher and small mug or pitcher with applied handles with rigaree terminals, and a funnel with spiral ribbing, (chip to funnel tip), ht. 2 1/4 to 5 7/8 in. $300-500 626 Colorless Blown and Cut Glass Compote, possibly Pittsburgh, 19th century, round bowl with cut flute border, on a knopped stem and disk base, (minute rim nicks), ht. 9, dia. 10 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Tom Dupree. $300-500 627 Two Rockingham-glazed Molded Pottery Eagle Flasks, 19th century, a pint flask with an eagle perched on two arrows with drapery on one side and a flower blossom on the reverse, reportedly made at East Liverpool, Ohio, c. 1845, (chips to base edge); a half-pint flask with molded spreadwing eagle in an arched reserve, ht. 7 1/4, 5 3/8 in. Provenance: Purchased from Sam Forsythe. $300-500


628 Three Patriotic Colorless Eagle and Shield Lacy Pattern Glass Cup Plates and a Salt, America, 19th century, two of the cup plates with “1861” dates, (chips), salt ht. 2, plate dia. 3 3/8, 3 1/2 in. $200-250 629 Three Colorless Patriotic Blown Pattern Glass Items, 19th century, a GAR goblet commemorating the “23RD NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT MILWAUKEE AUG 27-30 1868,” with a relief-molded G.A.R. ribbon; a tumbler with a relief-molded thirteen-star flag and a Union shield, with molded fluted base; and a small tumbler with the inscription “UNION FOR EVER” over clasped hands and “Constitution” scroll in an olive branch wreath on one side, and a Union shield and flag and inscription “A BUMPER TO THE FLAG” on the other side, ht. 6 3/4, 4 3/4, 3 1/4 in., respectively. $200-250 630 Monumental Light Aqua Glass Mason Jar with Molded Eagle and Shield Motif, late 19th century, the jar with screw-top, tin lid, one side with relief-molded spreadwing eagle with shield clutching arrows and an olive branch, the other side with raised lettering “MASON’S” over a five-point star and “PATENT NOV. 30TH 1858,” ht. 18 in. $300-500

631 Wrought Iron “1849” Fanlight, America, mid-19th century, arched panel with a central looped blossom-form centered with “1849” flanked by scrolled foliate devices, remnants of black paint over earlier paint, ht. 15 1/4, lg. 48 1/4 in. $800-1,200

632 Flag-painted Turned Maple Indian Club, late 19th century, a popular exercise and juggling device in the late 19th/early 20th century, this one encircled with a painted American flag, (paint wear), ht. 25 in. Provenance: Purchased from Walters. Benisek. Literature: This club is pictured in Indian Clubs, by Alice J. Hoffman (Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1996). $600-800

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633 Gold-painted Cast Iron Eagle Architectural Element, late 19th/early 20th century, cast in the full round with outstretched wings, perched on a rectangular plinth, ht. 21, wd. 19, dp. 4 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Charles Wilson Antiques. $600-800 634 Folk-painted WWI Trench Digging Shovel, c. 1917, iron shovel with wooden handle painted red, white, and blue, with a Union shield and inscriptions “U.S. Army Trench Digging Shovel 1917,” the handle inscribed “WYOMING,” lg. 24, wd. 6 7/8 in. $300-500

635 Pair of Triangular Painted Wooden Lodge Pedestals, America, late 19th century, the plinths with applied molding, the vertical panels painted red, blue, and mustard, (crack to corner on one base, minor paint wear and abrasions), ht. 32 3/4, top dia. 13, base dia. 18 1/4 in. Provenance: Paul and Margaret Weld. $600-800

636 Carved and Painted Wood Plinth with Corinthian Capital, America, 19th century, with carved acanthus, flowers, and scrolls, fluted column on square stepped base, with simulated marble painted top, and faintly painted red, white, and blue striping, ht. 46, top dia. 11 1/2, base dia. 15 1/4 in. $400-600

637 Polychrome Painted Cast Iron Eagle and Shield Architectural Plaque, late 19th century, half-round spreadwing eagle figure clutching a Union shield, arrows and an olive branch in its talons, with stand, (paint loss), overall ht. 21, wd. 33 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Tom Longacre. $800-1,200










638 Polychrome Painted Carved Wooden “Foresters of America” Organization Axe, “Williamstown, Mass.,” early 20th century, ht. 13 1/4, lg. 30 in. Provenance: Purchased from Stephen Score at the Vermont Antique Dealers Show. $300-500 639 Set of Ten Red-painted Turned Wooden Bowling Pins and Three Balls, late 19th/ early 20th century, the pins with ring-turnings, pins and balls ornamented with black and gold stripes, ht. 12 in. Provenance: Purchased from Paul and Margaret Weld. Finally found it in their famous closet. $600-800


640 Cast Iron Over-door Architectural Element with Double Eagle Heads, c. 1810, center rectangular panel with two eagle heads facing one another, the end panels with molded eight-point stars, ht. 9, lg. 47 in. Provenance: Reportedly came from a public building in Vermont c. 1810. $800-1,200 641 Cast Bronze Patriotic Eagle and Shield Architectural Over-door Lintel, 19th century, the crest with a circular reserve with the motto “DEUS MEUS ET OMNIA” (My God and [my] all) over a radiant crucifix and outstretched arms, flanked by olive branches and anthemion over a spreadwing eagle clutching an American shield flanked by flag festoons, 17 1/4 x 30 in. $400-600

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642 Walnut Renaissance Revival Easel, America, late 19th century, the crest with broken arch centering a carved face above incised scrolls, shelf with ebonized details centering and flanked by carved bosses, with pierced and ebonized designs below, ht. approx. 55, shelf wd. 17 1/4 in. $400-600 643 Glazed Oak Display Case, America, 19th century, with brass acorn finials on the lift-off cover, geometric carved borders along the corners, mirror bottom, ht. 20 1/4, lg. 29, dp. 15 1/2 in. $300-500


644 Paint-decorated Pedestal, America, late 19th century, with recessed molded panels, on which sits a conformingly shaped oak cabinet, ht. 62 3/4, wd. 20, dp. 20 in. $600-800 645 Pair of String-inlaid Oak Pedestals, America, c. 1930, the square tops on four square supports joined by a raised inlaid platform on a stepped base, ht. 28, wd. 12, dp. 12 in. $300-500

646 Eagle Decorated Copper Downspout Dated “1799,” probably New England, with applied copper numerals and patinated zinc Federalstyle eagle, ht. 19 1/2, wd. 21 3/4, dp. 8 3/4 in. Provenance: Harold Corbin. $800-1,200 647 Paint-decorated Molded Tin Downspout, America, early 19th century, with simulated molding and scroll support, with vestiges of red, mustard, and black paint, ht. 21 1/2, wd. 11, dp. 9 1/2 in. $400-600

648 Black-painted Eagle-form Cast Iron Masonry Building Support, America, 19th century, 8 x 12 in. $300-500

649 One of a Kind Painted Sheet Copper Locomotive Weathervane, America, late 19th/early 20th century, scratch-built full-round vehicle, mounted on copper rods, painted salmon, green, and black, with stand, (age wear), overall ht. 26, wd. 8, lg. 24 1/2 in. Note: More than twenty years ago, this weathervane was bought and sold four times in thirty minutes on the floor of the New Hampshire Dealer’s Show before we got it. $1,500-2,500

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650 Painted Cast Iron “LOOK OUT FOR THE LOCOMOTIVE” Sign, late 19th century, shield-shaped double-sided sign painted white with raised black lettering and star, (loss at bottom, repaint), with wood stand, ht. 22 1/2, wd. 22 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from the Connondale Railroad Station, Wilton, Connecticut. $800-1,200

652 Painted Sheet Iron Carnival Arcade Rooster and Chick, reportedly New York State, late 19th century, two-part target, when rooster is hit, chick pops up, (paint wear, rust), ht. 15 1/2, wd. 13 in. Provenance: Walters. Benisek. Literature: Illustrated in American Folk Sculpture, by Robert Bishop (E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc., New York), p. 355. $600-800

651 American School, 19th Century Portrait of the Tugboat ANNIE. Unsigned. Oil on canvasboard, 12 3/4 x 20 3/4 in., in a walnut frame with gilt liner. Condition: Small puncture and tear at upper edge. Provenance: Purchased from Courcier & Wilkins at the Winter Antiques Show. $1,000-1,500

653 Painted Cast Iron Eagle Windmill Weight, late 19th/early 20th century, flattened body with front and back molded features and head turned to the side, painted yellow and brown with a red eye, mounted on a metal stand, (later paint), ht. 16 1/4, total wd. 12 1/4 in. Literature: A similar weight is pictured and described in Windmill Weights, by Milt Simpson (Johnson and Simpson, 1985), p. 73. Provenance: Purchased from Charles Wilson Antiques. $400-600


654 Painted Indian and Bow and Arrow Sheet Iron Figure, America, late 19th/early 20th century, cut-out sheet iron silhouetted figure, ht. 18, wd. 11 1/2 in. $300-500

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655 Patriotic Painted Cast Iron Lodge Memento Plaque, late 19th/early 20th century, depicting an eagle, moose, and horseshoe with “GOOD LUCK,” ht. 8 1/2, wd. 6 in. $200-250

656 Painted Wooden Optician’s Trade Sign, New England, c. 1900, rectangular panel with applied molding, polychrome painted spectacles and banner inscribed “H.N. WEIL OPTICAL PARLOR” and “2nd Floor,” (old minor touch-ups), 10 3/8 x 22 5/8 in. $600-800

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657 Polychrome Painted Cast Iron No. 7 “ENTERPRISE” Coffee Grinder, Enterprise Manufacturing Co., Philadelphia, with eagle finial, (minor paint wear), ht. 26 1/2, wheel dia. 17 in. $400-600

658 Paint-decorated Ticket Booth, America, late 19th century, old surface, ht. 40 3/4, wd. 24 1/4, dp. 13 1/4 in. Provenance: A regular feature outside the Wilton antique shows that Marilyn managed, this stand was a much-loved icon for the show’s regular attendees. $1,500-2,500

659 G.A.R. Red, White, and Blue Painted Wooden Plinth with Drum Tumbler, America, early 20th century, the rectangular plinth or lectern with applied molding with “G.A.R.” gilt-painted acronym, and three diamondshaped plaques applied to the sides with star and flag motifs, open back with a shelf; the plinth topped with a sheet-metal drum-shaped tumbler for ballots or raffle with slide-lid and turned hardwood handle supported on a red-painted wooden stand, (minor paint loss), plinth ht. 31, top 18 x 23 3/4, tumbler ht. 15 1/2, lg. 20 1/2 in.

660 Folk Carved and Painted “G.A.R.” Grand Army of the Republic Wooden Frame, America, late 19th century, the rectangular mitered wood frame painted with red, white, and blue stripes, and white stars, with applied carved crossed swords on the crest, carved rifles applied to the sides, and cut-out “G.A.R.” acronym, framing a gilt-printed blue silk ribbon depicting Ulysses S. Grant, “The Hero of Appomattox,” 19 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Charles Wilson Antiques. $400-600

Provenance: The tumbler and stand stood each year in the cafeteria at the Wilton Antique Show that Marilyn managed, where it was always used for the show’s raffle. $1,500-2,500

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661 Five Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Veterans’ Decorative Items, late 19th century, a beaded watch fob with G.A.R. emblem and eagle, reportedly American Indian made, in a period molded giltwood frame, two G.A.R. post stars one cast bronze, the other cast iron from the Capt. Lewis Hermany Post, No. 606, Steinsville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and two framed items: a cutout chromolithograph G.A.R. veteran’s badge emblem and a lithographed handkerchief, centered with a G.A.R. veteran’s badge emblem surrounded by a ring of stars and post emblems, dia. 5 3/4 to 22 1/4 in. $300-500


662 Printed Copperplate Cotton Textile Fragment Depicting an Eagle and Shield, early 19th century, blue-green printed American eagle and shield over a column surrounded by flowers and foliage, sight size 13 1/2 x 11 1/2 in., in a mitered wood frame with gilt-stenciled floral corners. Provenance: Purchased from Jeff Bridgeman. $200-250


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663 Sailor-made Patriotic Needlework, late 19th/early 20th century, stitched with polychrome wool yarn on a navy wool ground depicting a spreadwing eagle and banner over thirteen stars, four American flags and a shield, surrounded by blossoms, buds, and a trailing flowering vine, (minor losses to red wool twill edging), 52 x 17 in., in a later frame. Provenance: Purchased from Mary Sams. $800-1,200

664 George Washington Centennial Handkerchief, America, c. 1876, printed on cotton fabric, depicting an oval reserve with George Washington standing in uniform beside his horse under the inscription “WASHINGTON” and a Liberty Bell, flanked above and below by Union shields, on a red and white striped ground, sight size 23 3/4 x 17 1/4 in., in a later wood frame. $300-500

665 Framed Printed Silk Handkerchief Depicting the “Presidential Victims of Assassins,” America, c. 1901, depicting portraits of presidents McKinley, Garfield, and Lincoln, and scenes and names of their assassins, 15 1/2 x 16 1/2 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Provenance: Purchased from Jeff Bridgeman. $300-500

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666 Teddy Roosevelt Printed Political Handkerchief, made by The National Kerchief Co., New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, early 20th century, printed in red and black on a natural-colored ground with a cowboy hat at the center surrounded by a grid of “TR” initials and a border of caricatures of Roosevelt wearing a cowboy hat, 19 1/2 x 19 in., in a later frame. $300-500 667 Printed Cotton Washington/Garfield 17891889 Centennial Banner, c. 1889, repeatprinted three-yard length of fabric depicting portraits of Washington and Garfield flanked by eagles, shields, flags, and stars in shades of red, white, blue, and brown on a natural colored ground, (minor toning and fading), sight size 38 1/4 x 23 in., in a later molded wood frame. $300-500 668 Centennial Pieced Printed Cotton Quilt and Pillow, late 19th/early 20th century, the quilt top composed of several polychrome printed cotton fabrics of the period depicting American flags, pennants depicting George and Martha Washington and the Liberty Bell, and flags of the nations, edged with red cotton and backed with solid blue cotton fabric, tied, with hand and machine stitching, (fading, scattered light stains), 96 x 94 in.; the pillow printed in “The Flags of the Nations” pattern with patent design labeled on edge, backed with red cotton fabric, 16 x 24 in. $400-600 669 Four American Flags, a large forty-fivestar flag, c. 1896, made by Horstman of Philadelphia, of machine-sewn wool bunting, with applied cotton stars, and canvas hoist, (losses, stains), 10 x 18 ft.; a machinesewn, printed cotton flag, probably made c. 1889 when North Dakota was admitted to the Union, (tears, fading), 26 1/2 x 46 in.; a machine-sewn cotton flag with printed canton with forty-nine stars (1912-1959), and sewn stripes, with “AJAX” manufacturer’s stamp on the canvas hoist, (minor tears, light stains), 5 x 8 ft.; and a c. 1900 printed woven linen Revenue Cutters flag, the canton with eagle and thirteen stars, and with sixteen vertical stripes, canvas hoist with “Defiance” manufacturer’s label, 30 x 48 in. $300-500

670 Patriotic Painted Eagle and Flag Banner, reportedly from a Chicago school, late 19th century, painted canvas roller window shade depicting an eagle carrying a waving flag topped with a Liberty cap, with red, gold, and blue striped borders, and glitter-accented American shields in the corners, (toning, stains, tears), 74 x 36 in. Provenance: Purchased from Oakland Antiques. $300-500 671 Patriotic Woven Wool and Linen Coverlet, made by Ira Hadsell, Palmyra, New York, dated “1851,” single-piece double weave coverlet in tomato red wool yarns and tan-toned linen or cotton, depicting a shaped reserve at the center with flowers and foliage, busts of Liberty, and American flags, on a field of flowers and leafy vines, bordered with flowers, scrolled leaves, and cornucopia, and with eagles and American shields in the corners, the bottom with woven inscriptions [made for] “D.M. Mason/WOVEN AT PALMYRA N.Y. BY. IRA HADSELL,” (imperfections), 87 x 81 in. $400-600 672 Pieced and Appliqued Cotton “Transportation” Theme Quilt, America, c. 1933, the quilt reportedly inspired by a newspaper quilt contest to depict the “Century of Progress,” centered with a lobed wheel radiating colored stripes appliqued with modes of transportation including automobiles, airplanes, hot air balloons, steamships, and sailboats, also skyscraper silhouettes, stars, and wavy stripe motifs, some accented with embroidery, the fabric in shades of red, white, navy, tan, gray, and light blue, backed with white cotton fabric, (minor wear, fading), 80 x 68 in. $400-600

673 Molded Copper and Cast Zinc Eagle Weathervane, attributed to A.L. Jewell & Co. or the Boston Metal-Workers Company, late 19th century, full-body molded copper figure with cast zinc head and talons, articulated beak and feathers, mounted on a copper orb, with cast iron directionals and roof mount, with stand, (dents), overall ht. 23 1/4, eagle lg. 17, dia. 23 3/4 in.

674 Yellow-painted Cast Iron Eagle Doorstop, early 20th century, the spreadwing figure mounted on a plinth with inscription “GOD BLESS AMERICA,” (scattered paint loss), ht. 10 3/4, wd. 7 in. Provenance: Purchased from Charles Wilson Antiques. $300-500

675 Large Cast Bronze Eagle and Laurel Wreath on Stand, early 20th century, fullbody hollow cast eagle figure mounted within a concave cast laurel wreath, mounted on a tall metal ring support and stand, ht. of eagle and wreath only 25, wd. 22, dp. approx. 10, overall ht. 71 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Charles Wilson Antiques. $1,200-1,500

676 Cast Iron Eagle Carnival Arcade Target, America, late 19th/early 20th century, flattened figure with remnants of red and silver paint, with black metal display stand, overall ht. 15, wd. 10 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Arne Anton. $400-600

677 White-painted Cast Iron Eagle Carnival Arcade Target, America, late 19th/early 20th century, with black metal stand, overall ht. 14 1/4, wd. 22 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Arne Anton. $400-600

678 Painted Patriotic Sons of America “POS of A” Wooden Plinth, America, late 19th/early 20th century, tapered square plinth, the front panted with an American shield, (minor wear), ht. 32 1/2, top 13 3/4 x 13 3/4, base 15 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Ken Kohn, at With All Due Ceremony. $1,000-1,500

Provenance: Purchased from Penny and Ron Dionne. Literature: A similar eagle weathervane is illustrated in Weathervanes and Whirlygigs, by Bishop and Cobblentz, p. 51, figure 78. $1,500-2,500

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679 Polychrome Painted Wooden American Eagle and Shield Child’s Mechanical Push Toy, “Made by the S.A. Smith Mfg. Co. Brattleboro, VT.,” the eagle on shield-shaped base, flaps its jointed wings when pushed, with ball-topped shaft, on cast iron spoked wheels, manufacturer’s mark on base, (minor paint wear), ht. 24, wd. 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Russ and Karen Goldberger. $400-600


680 Painted and Gilt-decorated Oddfellows Lodge Plinth, America, late 19th/early 20th century, square plinth with applied molding, painted blue with six red, brown, and gilt painted fraternal symbols on the front: crossed torches, heart-in-hand, crossed mallets, threering chain, and a hatchet, (minor paint wear and stains), ht. 30 1/4, top 13 x 13, base 12 x 12 in.

681 Independent Order of Odd Fellows Reverse-painted Glass Game Board, late 19th century, with checkerboard painted at center with simulated marble squares alternating with black squares, in a circle with three gilt linked rings and the acronym “FLT” for friendship, love, and truth, with American flags in the corner circles, sight size 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 in., in a period molded oak frame.

Provenance: Purchased from Paul and Margaret Weld. $800-1,200

Provenance: America Hurrah Antiques. $400-600

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682 Cast Bronze Fraternal Organization Improved Order of Red Men Eagle Plaque, America, c. 1904, with a banner inscribed “IMP. O.R.M.” over a spreadwing eagle with a shield on its breast inscribed “T.O.T.E.” and a banner inscribed “Wm. L. TITTER.,” with 1904 dated patent mark on the reverse, 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Ken Kohn at With All Due Ceremony. $200-250

683 Cast Iron Civil War Memorial Panel, late 19th century, the panel with arch top on rectangular panel with a spreadwing eagle atop festooned drapery centered with a Union shield and a panoply of arms in relief, painted black with traces of earlier gilding, with stand, overall ht. 41 3/4, wd. 13 1/2, dp. 3 in. Provenance: Purchased from Jim Hersheimer. $800-1,200




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684 Cast Iron Eagle and Union Shield Plaque, late 19th century, depicting a spreadwing eagle with banner inscribed “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” clutching a Union shield and an olive branch in its talons in high relief, with stand, overall ht. 26 1/2, wd. 20 in. Provenance: Purchased from Tom Longacre. $600-800

685 Cast Iron Grand Army of the Republic Sword-shaped Grave Marker, late 19th century, cast iron figure of a dove mounted on the top of the “hilt” surrounded by a wreath, over an oval reserve with “GAR” monogram, and an anchor in a shield, with remnants of earlier paint, ht. 44 3/4 in. $400-600

686 Large Architectural Cast Iron Eagle Figure, America, 19th century, full-round spreadwing figure mounted on a half sphere, with a later wood plinth, eagle ht. 17, wd. 47 1/2, dp. 28 in. Provenance: Purchased from Elliot and Grace Snyder. $400-600

687 Large Black-painted Wood Pedestal, America, late 19th century, square plinth with applied molding and shaped panels, (minor abrasions), ht. 40 1/2, top wd. 14, top dp. 13 3/4, base wd. 19, base dp. 19 1/4 in. $400-600

688 Black-painted Cast Iron Columbian Press Eagle, Philadelphia, early19th century, spreadwing full-relief molded figure grasping the thunderbolts of Jove, the olive branch of peace, and the cornucopia of plenty, mounted on a later canted wood plinth, (paint loss), overall ht. 23 1/2, wd. 17 1/2 in.

690 Cast Iron Eagle Architectural Medallion, America, late 19th century, with relief spreadwing eagle with American shield, arrows and olive branch against a rayed background, with remnants of black paint, including metal display stand, overall ht. 30 1/2, dia. of medallion 18 in.

Provenance: Harold Corbin.

Provenance: Purchased from Steven Rowe. $1,000-1,500

Literature: An engraving of the press is pictured in The American Eagle by Phillip M. Isaacon (Little Brown & Co., 1977); and in Cyclopaedia, printed in Philadelphia, 1813, now in the Library of Congress. Note: The Columbian iron hand press was invented in 1813 by a Philadelphia mechanic named George Clymer (1754-1834). Clymer made several dozen presses before leaving Philadelphia in 1818 to manufacture presses in England and Europe. The design incorporated levers and counterweights. The eagle counterweight balanced on the counterpoise lever on the top of the press. The press was adopted in 1819 as the emblem of Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Typographical Society, a local union of journeyman printers. $1,000-1,500

691 Copper Eagle Flagpole Finial, America, late 19th/early 20th century, molded sheet copper figure with outstretched wings, mounted on a partial copper sphere and shaft, with copper flag pulley, with display stand, (small hole, minor dents), overall ht. 15 3/4, wd. 15 1/2 in. $400-600

692 Carved and Polychrome Painted Wood American Eagle, Shield, and Flag Plaque, attributed to George Stapf (Philadelphia, 1862-1958), three-dimensional plaque, (repainted), ht. 19 1/4, wd. 33 1/2, dp. 4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Charles Wilson. $1,500-2,500

689 Painted Cast Iron Union Shield Grave Marker, late 19th century, (minor paint wear), lg. 44 in. $400-600

693 Gilt and Painted Cast Iron Eagle Plaque, America, late 19th/early 20th century, cast in the half-round, (paint wear, rust), ht. 12 3/4, lg. 34 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Penny and Ron Dionne. $800-1,200

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Mike Gould had an acquisitive nature. He liked to assemble things: nude drawings, American modern art, windmill weights, iron building supports, fire marks…and bookends. The bookends were especially appropriate for a household filled with books. They could be both useful and decorative. Bookends made great birthday and Christmas gifts; our kids liked them and many have been passed on to them. Mike specialized in bronze bookends with historical or patriotic decoration so they fit in with our overall collecting theme. Lincoln was a favorite subject, as well as Teddy Roosevelt, Charles Lindberg, Indian chiefs, eagles, shields, flags, and scenes of the Civil War and WWI. Standing alone or in a group, they made a statement. Some were designed by famous artists. When Mike wrote a letter to Maine Antiques Digest, Sam Pennington responded that Mike had found a way to “collect sculpture on the cheap.” Sam was right. We hope that with the advent of e-books does not foretell the end of bookends, for they reflect an historical time and are attractive to look at too. —Marilyn Gould

694 Small Cast Iron Eagle Figure, America, late 19th/early 20th century, half-round spreadwing figure, ht. 7 1/2, wd. 15 1/8 in. $300-500 695 Eagle-decorated Cast Iron Box, c. 1830, rectangular box with hinged lid with cast relief eagle and olive branch, ht. 3 1/4, wd. 4 1/2, lg. 9 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Charles Wilson. $300-500 696 Five Assorted Eagle-decorated Items, 19th/early 20th century, a turned and carved wooden butter stamp with eagle and shield design, a c. 1818 copper powder flask with embossed eagle over clasped hands fraternal symbol, and a panoply of arms, provenance reportedly Bill Guthman; a brass-framed curtain tieback centered with a polychrome lithograph of the Great Seal under glass, a round tin stove plate cover decorated with a polychrome and gilt lithographed eagle and American shield, and a brass sewing bird clamp with pincushions, dia. 2 3/4 to 8 1/2 in. $200-250


697 Cast Bronze Plaque with Eagle, Union Shield, and American Flags, late 19th century, verdigris surface, ht. 14 1/2, wd. 11 in. $300-500

698 Five Pairs of Cast Bronze Abraham Lincoln Theme Bookends, America, late 19th/early 20th century, a pair with a bust-length profile, a pair with a seated Lincoln, a pair with Lincoln standing beside a chair marked “Copyright 1923, By A.M. Greenblatt,” a two-part cast pair with profile of Lincoln’s head against an Art Deco background, and a pair a seated Lincoln on one and Lincoln’s log cabin birth place and the White House, and marked “The J. Griffoul Foundry Newark N.J.” on the other, ht. 5 3/8 to 6 1/2, wd. 4 1/4 to 5 7/8 in. $400-600

699 Eight Pairs of Cast Bronze Native American Portrait Bookends, late 19th/early 20th century ht. 4 3/8 to 7 1/4 in. $400-600

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700 Seven Pairs of Patriotic Themed Bookends, late 19th/early 20th century, six pairs cast bronze: a pair depicting Washington on horseback, a pair depicting Betsy Ross sewing the American flag marked “GT,” a pair depicting an eagle grasping a snake on one and an eagle and stag, a pair depicting a WWI French artillery gun, inscribed “CANON DE 75,” made by “T.F. McCann & Sons Co., Boston, and a pair depicting a WWI doughboy holding a rifle; one pair patinated cast iron depicting the “Liberty Bell” on one, and a “Minuteman” on the other, ht. 4 5/8 to 6, wd. 4 to 8 in. $400-600 701 Four Pairs of Charles Lindbergh Theme Bookends, early 20th century, three made of cast bronze: one bust-length pose, titled “LINDBERGH,” one with bust-length pose and eagle and airplane titled “THE AVIATOR,” marked “copyright 1928” on the back, one with a rotating propeller and Lindbergh in the cockpit, and one cast iron depicting “The Spirit of St. Louis” commemorating “The First Non-stop Flight/New York to Paris/May 21st to 22nd 1927...,” marked “WMP CO 1120” on the back, ht. 5 1/4 to 8 in. $300-500

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702 Four Cast Metal Patriotic Theme Bookends, late 19th/early 20th century, two pairs cast bronze: a pair depicting a bust of Theodore Roosevelt, and a pair depicting WWI soldiers commemorating the “AMERICAN LEGION,” two pairs cast iron: one pair depicting a spreadwing eagle perched on an olive branch by Bradley and Hubbard, the other cast in two parts depicting the head of Liberty in a round reserve, ht. 5 7/8 to 6 5/8, wd. 4 3/8 to 6 in. $200-250 703 Five Pairs of Cast Metal Bookends, early 20th century, three cast bronze: a pair depicting the head of an owl, cast by Griffoul, Newark, New Jersey, a pair with an Art Deco stylized nude figure of a woman, and a pair depicting the “GAS PURIFYING MATERIALS CO./OXIDE LONG ISLAND CITY N.Y.,” 1927, by the Kunst Bronze Foundry, New York, and a pair with geometric Art Deco design; and a cast iron pair with Egyptian motif entryway by Bradley and Hubbard, ht. 5 1/8 to 5 7/8, wd. 2 3/4 to 4 7/8 in. $600-800

704 Seven Pairs of Cast Bronze Native American Cowboys and Western Themed Bookends, late 19th/early 20th century, one pair modeled after the sculpture End of the Trail by James Earle Fraser (American, 1876-1953), a similar pair with an Indian on the back of a grazing horse indistinctly signed “Gregory ------” and “Cast by Griffoul, Newark, N.J.,” two of busts of Indians, a pair depicting a buffalo, a pair depicting a grazing riderless horse, and a pair depicting cowboys roping a steer, signed and dated “J.L. Lambert 1914” and marked “Cast by Griffoul, Newark, N.J.”; ht. 4 to 5 1/4, wd. 4 1/4 to 6 5/8 in. $400-600 705 Four Polychrome Painted Cast Iron Patriotic-theme Frames, early 20th century, easel-type frames with hinged stand, ornamented with eagles, flags, stars, and arms, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. $200-250

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706 Folk Art Inlaid Wood Flag Plaque, octagonal plaque inlaid with red-stained and dark and light contrasting wood segments, depicting an American flag with thirteen stars surrounded by two fans and an assortment of fans and geometric shapes, some of the shapes with pegged inscriptions including “PORTLAND ORE, 183-, UNION AVE” and “ULEN,” (minor edge losses), 21 3/4 x 22 3/4 in.

707 Folk Carved and Painted Patriotic Wooden Frame, America, late 19th/early 20th century, with spreadwing eagle on a plinth flanked by furled American flags, on round molded aperture with rayed blossom border, vestiges of black, silver, and gold paint, (wear, crack, repair), ht. 18, wd. 15 in. $300-500

Provenance: Purchased from Suzanne Courcier and Robert W. Wilkins. $1,500-2,500


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708 Three Presidential Lithographed Tinware Items, late 19th/early 20th century, an oblong tray depicting portraits of twentyfour American presidents from Washington to McKinley with two identification keys, an oval tray depicting bust portraits of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt with bald eagle and the White House, and a campaign plate for the 1908 election featuring William Howard Taft and his vice-presidential choice James S. Sherman, with a border depicting the ten “Grand Old Party Standard Bearers 1856-1908,” (minor age wear), dia. 9 5/8 to 17 1/4 in. $300-500


709 Teddy Roosevelt Rough Rider Chromolithographed Oval Tin Tray, America, late 19th/early 20th century, (scattered paint loss), dia. 16 1/4 in. $300-500

710 American School, Early 19th Century WWI-era Patriotic Picture with of an Eagle, American Flags, Shield, and Rayed Sun. Unsigned. Ink and watercolor on paper with four applied photographs of WWI soldiers in the corners, 16 x 21 in., in a later wood frame. Condition: Toning, minor scattered foxing, minor edge losses. $200-250

711 American School, 19th Century “STATE SOVEREIGNTY/NATIONAL UNION,� a Pro-Union Picture. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, depicting a bald eagle and Union shield with inscribed banner in its beak, floating on a barrel in the sea with distant pier, sight size 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in., in a later frame. Condition: Tear u.r., minor retouch and craquelure. 711

Provenance: Purchased from Bill Guthman. $200-250

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712 Two Small Cast Iron Armistice and G.A.R. WWI Commemorative Hats, America, early 20th century, one hat with simulated crushed top and inscribed “ARMISTICE 1915”; and a hat with “GAR” emblem on the crown and raised letters “WASH. D.C. 1915” on the underside, ht. 2 1/2, 1 1/4 in. $200-250

713 Reverse-painted Patriotic Picture “Our Country First Last and Always,” America, late 19th century, oval convex glass with reverse-painted American flags over a shield and eagle, and a wreath accented with foil and mother-of-pearl, (minor paint loss), 19 1/4 x 13 1/4 in., in a period gold-painted oval wood frame. $200-250


714 American School, Late 19th/Early 20th Century Patriotic Emblem with Flags, Bald Eagle, and Canons. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in., in a period mitered wood frame. Condition: Patch repair with retouch u.r., minor retouch to one flag, and a small paint loss l.l. $200-250 715 D. Charles Fouqueray (French, 1869-1956) American Troops Parading Under the Arc de Triomphe Following WWI. Indistinctly signed, titled, and dated l.r., numbered “123/800” l.l. Collotype with hand-coloring on paper, sight size 11 3/4 x 15 3/8 in., in a period giltwood frame. $100-150

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716 Two Framed Patriotic Chromolithographs, America, early 20th century, a chromolithograph on paper depicting figures and symbols of Liberty, Industry, and Abundance, (toning, not examined out of frame), sight size 23 1/2 x 18, in a later molded giltwood frame; and a c. WWII-era “GOD BLESS AMERICA” banner, chromolithograph on synthetic silk fabric with and eagle and shield flanked by patriotic phrases, 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 in., in a period wood frame. Provenance: The work on paper purchased from America Hurrah! $200-250


717 Painted Sheet Iron “GOP Convention Hall” Sign, early 20th century, double-sided rectangular sign, one side depicting a man in colonial costume leading an elephant wearing a blanket labeled “GOP,” over an arrow inscribed “CONVENTION HALL” in gray, navy blue, and white on a yellow ground, the reverse inscribed “CHILDREN UNACCOMPANIED By ADULTS NOT ALLOWED IN BARN” in red and blue lettering on a white ground, (minor paint wear), 20 x 30 1/2 in. $300-500

718 Painted Sheet Brass Political Grand Old Party Elephant Weathervane, America, 20th century, cut-out sheet brass elephant figure mounted on an arrow, painted red with white and blue lettering “G.O.P.,” no stand, (paint loss), ht. 16 1/2, lg. 28 3/4 in. $200-250 719 Painted Wooden “Thomas Dewey for New York Governor” Re-election Sign, c. 1946, double-sided sign, rectangular panel with applied molding, painted white with red and blue lettering, (minor paint wear), 16 1/2 x 42 in. $200-250

720 Framed “I Like Ike” Printed Cotton Presidential Campaign Handkerchief, America, 1950s, red, white, and blue handkerchief centered with an elephant wearing a top hat surrounded by stars over the banners inscribed “I LIKE IKE!” with redstriped borders, 12 3/4 x 13 1/2 in., in a later wooden frame with printed flag border. $100-150

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63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400 Fax 617.350.5429




274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752 508.970.3000 Fax 508.970.3100



Board of Directors

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


President/Chief Executive Officer - Karen M. Keane Chief Financial Officer - Don Kelly Executive Vice President - Stephen L. Fletcher Vice Presidents - Eric Jones, Marie Keep, Gloria Lieberman, Carol McCaffrey, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr

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20th Century Design - Jane D. Prentiss Assistant: Shannon M. Ames American & European Paintings & Prints - Robin S.R. Starr Assistants: Kathy Wong, Elizabeth C. Haff American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stephen L. Fletcher Deputy Director: Chris Barber; Assistants: Karen Langberg, Kelli Lucas Stewart American Indian & Ethnographic Art - Douglas Deihl Asian Works of Art - Judith Dowling Assistant: Karen Mak Books & Manuscripts - Devon Gray Bottles, Flasks & Early Glass - Stephen L. Fletcher Ceramics - Stuart G. Slavid Classic Automobiles & Motorcycles - Jane D. Prentiss Couture - Cara Elmslie Discovery Auctions - Cara Elmslie Assistants: Garrett J. Sheahan, Melissa Riebe European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stuart G. Slavid Assistants: Leah Kingman, Stephanie Opolski Fine Wines - Marie Keep Assistant: Michael J. Moser Jewelry - Victoria Bratberg Assistants: John Colasacco, Julie Khouri Judaica - Kerry Shrives Musical Instruments - David Bonsey Deputy Director: Jill Arbetter Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Gary Richards Science, Technology & Clocks - Robert C. Cheney Assistant: Jonathan Dowling Silver - Stuart G. Slavid Toys & Dolls - Kerry Shrives Auctioneers - LaGina Austin, Chris Barber, Robert C. Cheney, John Colasacco, Stephen L. Fletcher, Karen M. Keane, Marie C. Keep, Gloria Lieberman, Jessica R. Lincoln, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr, Laura V. Sweeney

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Marlborough: Warehouse Manager - Fred Trottier, 508.970.3261


Property Distribution Manager - Jessica R. Lincoln, 617.874.4308 Auction Coordinator - Benjamin Evans, 617.874.4329

Marlborough: Accounts Receivable - Denise Johnson, 508.970.3269 Accounts Payable, Consignment - Kathleen Hayes, 508.970.3268 Accounts Payable, Trade - Kevin Rota, 508.970.3283

Marlborough: Heather Retzke, 508.970.3240

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


Directions to Skinner’s Boston Gallery/63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400 From the West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Prudential/Copley exit located in the Prudential tunnel. Once on the exit ramp, stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs for Copley. The ramp exits onto Stuart Street. Drive straight through five sets of lights and take a left onto Charles Street South. Take your first left off of Charles St. South onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

From the South: Take 93-N to Exit 20 for I-90 W toward Worcester. Follow signs for Chinatown/South Station. Bear left at the fork to continue towards Kneeland Street. Turn left onto Kneeland Street. Kneeland Street becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

From Logan Airport: Take the Ted Williams Tunnel. Take Exit 25 toward South Boston and bear left at the fork in the ramp. Bear right onto B St. Turn left onto Northern Ave which becomes Seaport Blvd. Turn left onto Surface Rd. Turn right onto Kneeland Street which becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

From the North: Take I-93 South towards Boston. Take exit 26 towards Storrow Drive.  Merge onto MA-28 South via the ramp on the left. Turn left onto Beacon Street. Turn right onto Arlington Street. Turn left onto Boylston Street. Turn right onto Hadassah Way. Skinner is on the right at 63 Park Plaza.



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