American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2640B

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American Furniture & Decorative Arts

Sale 2640B

March 3, 2013

Boston


American Furniture & Decorative Arts


Specialists

Stephen Fletcher

Chris Barber

Karen Langberg

Kelli Lucas Stewart

Department Director 508.970.3228

Deputy Director 508.970.3227

508.970.3281

508.970.3137

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Auction Information Auction 2640B

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Sunday, March 3 10AM

Thursday, February 28 12 to 5PM

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63 Park Plaza Boston, MA

Friday, March 1 12 to 8PM

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Table of Contents 1

Auction & Specialist Information

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Event Information

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Lots 23–602

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Web Site & Online Bidding

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Conditions of Sale

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Absentee Bid Form

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Company Directors & Specialty Departments

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Administrative Staff & Client Services

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Map & Driving Directions

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Parking & Accommodations

157 Dining 159

Catalog Subscription Form

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28 Two Round Turned Burl Bowls, America, 19th century, (shrinkage cracks), ht. 2 3/8, 2 3/4, dia. 5 1/8, 9 3/4 in. $400-600

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29 Hand-hewn Maple Scoop and a Native American-made Broom, 19th century, scoop ht. 3 7/8, dia. 13, broom ht. 48 1/2 in. $400-600

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30 Paint-decorated Woven-splint Basket, probably an eastern Woodland Indian tribe, late 19th century, rectangular basket with two carved hardwood handles, the upright splints with natural and blue-painted surfaces, the horizontal weavers painted red, blue, and yellow, (split on one handle), overall ht. 6 1/2, wd. 10 3/8, lg. 11 5/8 in. $400-600

31 Indian-made Painted Woven-splint Basket, northeastern American Indian tribe, late 19th/ early 20th century, oblong basket, the exterior splints painted red, blue, and black, (minor losses and breaks), ht. 5 1/8, wd. 12, lg. 15 in. $300-500

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32 Large Gray-painted Turned Ash Bowl, probably New England, 19th century, with delineated collar, (scattered paint loss), ht. 6 1/2, dia. 19 in. $400-600 28

23 Turned Burl Bowl, America, early 19th century, with turnings around the collar and base, (base crack), ht. 4, dia. 11 3/4 in. $800-1,200

24 Carved Burl Scoop, America, early 19th century, with ridged scroll handle terminal, with metal stand, overall ht. 8 1/4, wd. 5 5/8 in. $800-1,200

25 Burl Bowl and a Turned Hardwood Pestle, early 19th century, (imperfections), bowl ht. 3 5/8, dia. 8, pestle lg. 10 3/4 in. $400-600

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26 Figural Carved Burl Pipe, Carved Wooden Spoon, and a Painted Wooden Dish, the pipe bowl carved with a face and an American shield with the letters “IOM,” with stand; the small carved maple spoon with pierced handle; the small oblong dish with red and black painted decoration, dia. 4 7/8 to 7 3/4 in. $600-800

27 Small Burl Bowl, America, late 19th century, ht. 1 3/8, dia. 4 5/8 in. $600-800

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33 Red-painted Pine and Cherry Kitchen Table, probably Pennsylvania, late 18th century, the removable top above two thumbmolded drawers on block-turned legs joined by side and medial stretchers, old wooden pulls, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, top wd. 59 1/2, top dp. 31 1/4 in. $2,500-3,500

34 Turned Ash Slat-back Armchair, New England, early 18th century, old black paint, ht. 43, seat ht. 15 1/2 in. $400-600

35 Floral Paint-decorated Wooden Box, probably northern Europe, early 17th century, rectangular beechwood box with pintle hinge on lid, wrought iron latch, decorated on the top and sides with polychrome stylized flowers and leaves, with the date “1613” inscribed on the lower front panel, ht. 6 3/8, wd. 13 3/4, dp. 9 5/8 in. $800-1,200


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36 Spanish-brown-painted Maple Tea Table, probably New England, early 18th century, the oval top on bulbous vase- and ring-turned splayed legs continuing to turned feet, joined by a straight apron and square stretchers, old surface, (restored), ht. 22 1/2, top wd. 28, top dp. 21 in. $800-1,200

37 Red-painted Dome-top Box with Reeded Surface, America, early 19th century, dovetail joinery on rectangular box with hinged lid, the top and front with carved surface, (imperfections), ht. 9 7/8, wd. 23 3/4, dp. 11 1/2 in. $400-600

38 Maple and Ash Turned Slat-back Armchair, possibly New York State, first half 18th century, the four arched slats joining turned stiles, with mushroom handholds and similarly turned supports and front legs, old refinish, ht. 47, seat ht. 17 in. $400-600

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39 Cherry and Hickory High Chair, Pennsylvania, last half 18th century, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 38 1/2, seat ht. 20 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

40 Painted Prince of Wales-crested Bannisterback Side Chair, probably Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1730-60, early surface of black paint over red, ht. 46, seat ht. 17 in. $6,000-8,000

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41 William & Mary Figural-decorated Dutch Delft Charger, 18th century, the rim decorated with flowers and birds, the table foot pierced for hanging, (imperfections), dia. 13 1/2 in. Provenance: Regency Antiques, Boston, Massachusetts. $800-1,200

42 Two Polychrome Floral-decorated Delft Plates and a Charger, 18th century, the plates with similar floral central and rim decoration, (imperfections), dia. 7 7/8, 8 7/8, 13 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500 43 Large Chinoiserie-decorated Delft Bowl, England or Continental, 18th century, with piecrust rim, decorated with a waterway scene with fishermen, (rim chips, hairline), ht. 4, dia. 12 1/4 in. Provenance: Previously sold at Skinner, The Contents of the Shop of Kenneth Hammit Antiques, June 13, 1992, Lot 3, with auction label on bottom. $300-500

44 Polychrome Floral-decorated Delftware Bowl, England, 18th century, round footed bowl, the center with blue inscription “Success to Trade,� the exterior decorated with a spray of blossoms and leaves, (repaired, glaze wear), ht. 4 3/8, dia. 10 3/4 in. Provenance: Anthony S. Werneke, Pond Eddy, New York. $600-800

45 Dutch Delft Charger with Lion and Gate Decoration, 18th century, circular form with dark cobalt designs depicting a standing lion before a curved gate with two columns, flanked by trees and foliage, the rim decorated with three repeating panels of flowers, and a chinoiserie figure in a landscape, (rim chips), dia. 13 7/8 in. $400-600

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46 Dutch Delft Floral-decorated Barber Bowl, 18th century, oval, the center decorated with cobalt animal and bird figures and flowers, with wide fluted floral-decorated rim, the table foot pierced for hanging, (hairline, minor rim chips), ht. 3, dia. 10 7/8 in.

48 Delft Charger with Cobalt Flower Basket Decoration, 18th century, (minor rim chips), dia. 13 3/4 in. $300-500

Provenance: Earle D. Vandelcar, New York, New York. $800-1,200

49 Large Delftware Bowl, Britain, late 18th century, the bowl ornamented with a polychrome bird in a garden in the center, with floral rim, (rim chips, crazing), ht. 2 1/2, dia. 13 1/2 in. $300-500

47 Delft Plate Decorated with a Woman Holding a Cornucopia and a Flower Stem, late 18th century, (rim repair, glaze wear on rim), dia. 8 7/8 in. $300-500

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52 Dutch Delft Tobacco Jar, 18th century, ovoid form with blue decoration, labeled “ST. OMER” within an elaborate rococo cartouche surrounded by scrolling foliage topped by a flower-filled vase, with domed brass cover, (minor glaze loss), ht. 15 1/2 in.

50 Dutch Delft Tobacco Jar, 18th century, ovoid form with blue decoration, labeled “MARTENIEK” within an elaborate rococo cartouche surrounded by scrolling foliage topped by a flower-filled vase, with domed brass cover, (minor glaze loss), ht. 15 1/4 in. Provenance: Mathieu Hart Antiques, Amsterdam. $800-1,200

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51 Dutch Delft Tobacco Jar, 19th century, ovoid form with blue decoration depicting an Indian smoking a pipe, seated on a plinth set with a large jar labeled “STRASSBUR[G]” and other tobacco-related material with distant ships, with domed brass cover, (minor chips), ht. 14 in. $800-1,200

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Provenance: Mathieu Hart Antiques, Amsterdam. $800-1,200

53 Two Dutch Delft Tobacco Jars, Holland, 18th century, both ovoid form and decorated in blue, one ornamented with Indians smoking and tobacco plants flanking a ship at sea with an anchor and barrel in the foreground over a banner labeled “RAPPE”; the other depicting a smoking African and a gentleman in Western dress, tobacco plants, and a house over a banner labeled “VARINAS”; both with domed brass covers, (minor chips), ht. 12 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500


54 Dutch Delft Tobacco Jar, 19th century, ovoid form with blue decoration depicting an Indian smoking a pipe, seated on a plinth set with a large jar labeled “ST. DOMINGO,” with a tobacco plant, barrels, and distant ships, with domed brass cover, (minor glaze loss and chips), ht. 12 in. $800-1,200

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55 Large Dutch Delft Tobacco Jar, 18th century, ovoid form with blue decoration, labeled “STRAATS/BURGER” within an elaborate rococo cartouche surrounded by scrolling foliage topped by a flower-filled vase, with brass cover, (minor glaze loss), ht. 16 in. Provenance: Mathieu Hart Antiques, Amsterdam. $800-1,200

56 James Sharples (British/American, 1751/21811) Pair of Portraits of Two Young Ladies. Unsigned, the subjects’ identification reported in inscriptions on labels affixed to the backboard of one: “series of four pastel portraits by James Sharples-from the Sharples family of Bristol, England.” Pastel on paper, oval portraits, sight size 10 x 7 3/4 in., in oval gilt-gesso frames. Condition: Good, minor smudges to one c.r. $2,000-3,000

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57 Crewel Embroidered Bed Curtain, early 18th century, composed of three lengths of off-white twilled cotton paneling stitched with wool crewel threads, depicting exotic birds, trees, and flowers, butterflies, and chinoiserie figures, a hunt scene, and a shepherdess with a flock of sheep, (areas of loss, toning, stains), 74 x 53 in. $1,000-1,500

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58 Wool Needlework Wallet, America, c. 1763, envelope-shaped pocketbook with flap closure and two dividers, worked in the Irish stitch in a lapped diamond pattern in shades of green, red, blue, brown, yellow, and violet, stitched lettering and date “GILES RUSSELL 1763 AE,” with faded olive green and indigo glazed wool lining, and faded olive wool twill tape edging, (losses), folded dimensions 4 1/4 x 8 in.

59 Small Framed Crewelwork Panel, dated 1787, stitched with silk threads on a twilled wool ground depicting a stylized basket issuing several flowers on curving stems, over stitched monogram “PC” over a “2” and the year “1787,” (toning to background fabric), sight size 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in., in a period molded wood frame. $800-1,200

Note: Colonel Giles Russell was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut, graduated with a law degree from Yale College and was admitted to the bar in Hartford. At some point, he moved to Stonington and from there was appointed Captain of fifty-five Connecticut and Rhode Island men in the expedition against Havana, c. 1762. Upon his return he married, and purchased the Edward Denison house where he practiced law and operated a tavern until being called to serve in the Revolutionary War, and later the French and Indian War; he died from the affects of his service. He is buried in Road Cemetery in Stonington. $400-600

60 Pair of Silvered Bronze Pricket Candlesticks, Italy or Belgium, 17th century, cast iron prickets on silvered bronze drip pans, baluster shafts and stepped circular bases, (one with solder reinforcement at center of base), ht. 6 3/4 in. $300-500

61 Cased Pair of Nuremberg Spectacles and a Traveling Writing Case, Nuremberg, Germany, late 17th to early 18th century, flat-edged copper frame with raised scrolled leaf designs and inscriptions “IOR: CONRAD SCHMIDT/NURNBERG/GUTE FEINE BRILLEN” (good fine glasses), round-glass lenses in a wire-hinged carved wooden case with floral stamped designs, the interior inscribed “A Wilcoxson” in ink, (make-do repairs), case dimensions 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.; and a two-piece flattened tubular paperboard writing case fitted with a small glass ink bottle, a wooden shaft with a steel tip and a quill tip, 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. $500-700

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62 Windsor Ash, Pine, and Maple Sack-back Chair, New England, late 18th century, old refinish, ht. 40, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $800-1,200

63 Green-painted Windsor Braced Bow-back Chair, probably New York City, c. 1780-1800, with scratch-beaded bow, carved saddle seat, and bulbous turnings, old green paint, (minor repair), ht. 36 3/4, seat ht. 17 in. $400-600

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64 Maple and Ash Fan-back Windsor Side Chair, probably James Mansfield, Gloucester, Massachusetts, c. 1790, marked on the underside of seat “J. MANSFIELD,� refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 36 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $800-1,200 65 Windsor Armchair, New England, late 18th century, the serpentine cresting with shaped saddle seat and vase- and ring-turnings, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 40, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. $600-800

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66 Windsor Comb-back Armchair, in the Philadelphia style, with serpentine cresting and scroll-carved terminals, above the shaped arms with knuckle handholds, with vase- and ring-turned supports, on carved saddle seat and conformingly turned splayed legs ending in swelled feet, painted white, ht. 46 1/2, seat ht. 18 1/2 in. $800-1,200

67 Large Mochaware Bowl, Britain, early 19th century, London-shaped pearlware bowl with rouletted green leaf rim band, over black, white, and blue stripes above a wide rust band with blue, brown, and white looping earthworm decoration, (minor imperfections), ht. 4 1/2, dia. 10 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500


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68 American School, 19th Century The Junction formed in Medford by the Meeting of the [Mystic] River, Canal, and Railroad. Unsigned, titled in inscriptions below. Oil on fiberboard, 19 1/4 x 22 1/2 in., in a black-painted wood frame with gilt-brass floriform bosses in the corners. Condition: Minor retouch. Provenance: Descended from the original owner in the Brooks-Wheeler family of Watertown, Concord, Medford, and Winchester, Massachusetts. Literature: A similar painting by the same unknown artist is pictured in Sumpter Priddy, American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts 1790-1840 (Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee Art Museum, 2004), p. 124, and is pictured in an advertisement for Marguerite Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut, in The Magazine Antiques, September 1987, p. 373. Note: In the 1830s, the public imagination in the United States was captivated by motion. Canals were connecting eastern cities with Western resources, like the Erie Canal in New York and the Middlesex Canal in Massachusetts. Radiating outward from trade centers like Baltimore and Boston, the earliest railroads began to snake through rural areas, offering faster and more reliable transport for goods and passengers throughout the year. Daredevils and showmen took to the air in balloons, making headlines with their wellattended launches from public spaces like the Boston Common. Americans observed these developments from their homes and farms, reading newspaper accounts of railroad construction and saving prints of new public figures like balloonist Charles Ferson Durant. Especially in New England, their lives were lived in the shadow of a long history. In Medford, Massachusetts, where English settlement had begun in 1630, the confluence of so many transportation innovations was especially notable. In this painting by an unknown, likely untrained artist, a handful of residents observe Medford’s unique intersection of the Mystic River, the Middlesex Canal, and the Boston & Lowell Railroad, newly completed in 1835. In the distance, an aeronaut in his balloon floats above the countryside, almost certainly a reference to a well-publicized ascent by Durant from Boston Common in 1834.

A note on the back of the painting in period handwriting indicates that the houses are not strictly accurate representations but stand in for effect. Apparently quoting from prominent Medford, Massachusetts, citizen Shepherd Brooks (1835-1922), an inscription on the back of the painting reads, “West Medford view 1835 taken from Mystic River below R.R. bridge. R.R. built 1835. The canal made 1803, given up 1851. Fine houses in picture are imaginary.” Indeed, the intersection between the three (river, canal, and railroad) is also slightly skewed: the intersection existed but was not quite so angular as the painting suggests. In the lower left, a canal boat proceeds northward along the Middlesex Canal toward a lock, likely carrying raw material like cotton which was shipped into Boston for the burgeoning textile mills of Lowell. Though that route revolutionized transport between the two cities, it was limited by the seasons: frozen water in winter and muddy towpaths in spring made travel difficult. Constructed to provide year-round, reliable shipping, the Boston & Lowell Railroad inadvertently sparked the public’s interest in passenger travel. The stagecoach-style cars pulled by the early locomotive in this painting appear chock-full of eager travellers, who put up with the bumpy ride of a granite-bed railway to make the journey at 60 miles per hour. In this painting, the artist draws together a remarkable confluence of the industrial and the domestic and imbues them with great charm and enthusiasm. In overlapping the Medford transportation intersection with an anonymous set of observers and their homes, he successfully manages a delicate balance between the growing excitement of America’s Industrial Revolution and the enduring beauty of New England’s domestic landscape. $20,000-30,000

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69 American School, 19th Century Pair of Portraits of Daniel Aikens and His Wife Rhoda (Richmond) Aikens of Barnard, Vermont. Unsigned, the reverse inscribed with the names and ages of the sitters, Daniel, age 27, Rhoda, age 16, and also their dates of birth, marriage (1832), and death, inscribed in a different hand. Oil on panel, 25 x 20 in., unframed. Condition: Panels bowed, age crack at center on Rhoda’s portrait, scattered abrasions, and retouch. Note: These portraits are probably related to a portrait sold at Skinner on August 12, 2001, sale 2092, Lot 173, depicting Rollin Richmond (the brother of Rhoda, the woman portrayed here) of Barnard, Vermont, and which was dated February 1831 on the reverse. At the time it was sold, the portrait was attributed to Asahel Lynde Powers, an itinerant Vermont folk portrait painter, however, it was thought by the purchaser of the portrait to be the work of folk painter Amanda Powers, a relative of Asahel, possibly his sister.

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These portraits were painted in 1830, a couple of years before the sitters were married. According to William M. Newton, History of Barnard, Vermont, with family genealogies, Vol. II (Burlington: Burlington Vermont Historical Society, 1928), Captain Daniel Aikens was born on September 24, 1802, in Barnard, Vermont, the fourth child of Elijah and Rebecca (Tupper) Aikens, Elijah was a farmer who kept a country inn. Daniel married Mary Vanlora (1804-1832), and after her death, he married Rhoda Briggs Richmond in 1832, the daughter of Maj. Lemuel and Joanna (Briggs) Richmond, who was born November 8, 1814, in Barnard and died December 19, 1876. Daniel owned the saw and grist mill in Barnard village. He was a captain in the militia, was town clerk from 1845 to 1848, and attended the Vermont constitutional convention in 1850. In the 1850 census Daniel was listed as a farmer living in Barnard with his wife Rhoda and four children, and as a carpenter in the 1860 census. He died on August 25, 1882, in Boston. $15,000-25,000

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70 Ammi Phillips (American, 1788-1865) Portrait of Mary Ingraham Holding Her Spectacles and a Bible, c. 1830. Unsigned, the back of the canvas inscribed “M. Ingraham 1829.” Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in., in a period, probably original, painted and gilt-stenciled wood frame. Condition: Puncture u.l., scattered paint loss, stable craquelure.

Provenance: Family descent through marriage, purchased from them for a Tucson, Arizona, woman, by Philadelphia antiques dealers, then to the consignor in 1982. Correspondence indicates there was an associated portrait painted by Phillips of Mary’s daughter, Lucy Hamilton, the child of Mary (Hillyard) and John Hamilton. It also states that Mary’s first husband, John Hamilton, died in the 1820s, and that Mary remarried a gentleman by the name of Asa. B. Ingraham around 1828. A painting by Phillips of Lucy Hamilton was sold at Northeast Auctions, The Bisnoff Collection, October 27, 2007, Lot 662. $8,000-12,000

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75 Green-painted Wooden Hanging Pipe Box, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with shaped crest and sides, pierced back, with a single drawer, (shrinkage crack), ht. 15 1/2, wd. 5 1/4, dp. 4 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 71-78

71 Grain-painted Spice Box, America, 19th century, crenelated crest and sides on box with two deep short drawers and two long drawers with applied molding, with white porcelain drawer knobs and ornament, ht. 18 1/8, wd. 17 3/4, dp. 7 1/2 in. $400-600

72 Ives Sparring Black Pugilists Clockwork Toy, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1880s, two jointed cast iron, carved wood, and composition figures, with fragments of original clothing, mounted on a walnut box, interior clockwork mechanism, (imperfections), ht. 10 1/2, wd. 4 7/8, lg. 8 3/8 in. $1,000-1,500

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76 Five Fruit-form Pottery Banks, late 19th century, polychrome painted, three apples and two pears, ht. 2 1/4 to 4 1/8 in. $400-600 73 Red-painted Wooden Watch Hutch with a Pocket Watch, early 19th century, shallow case with hinged door with glazed window, iron hanging loop, the interior mounted with a later gold-filled Locust pocket watch with gold-filled chain, (repair, imperfections), case ht. 7 1/4, wd. 5 1/2, dp. 1 1/4 in. $400-600

74 Wrought Iron and Turned Wood Rush Light, England or America, early 18th century, with two candle sockets and two rush holders, on a baluster-turned wood shaft and base, (shrinkage cracks), ht. 16 1/2 in. $300-500

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77 Red-painted Wooden Case of Four Drawers, America, early 19th century, rectangular case with four dovetailconstructed, mahogany-faced, short drawers with brass knobs, ht. 10 3/8, wd. 15 1/2, dp. 8 3/4 in. $300-500

78 Paint-decorated Trinket Box with Two Drawers, America, early 19th century, rectangular dovetail-constructed box, painted white with pink and green budding flowers and leafy vine decoration, with brass knobs on the drawers, ht. 6, wd. 10 7/8, dp. 8 1/4 in. $400-600


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The Linsly Homestead in North Branford, Connecticut, known as Rolling Acres Farm, has descended in the family since the initial structure was built, in 1689. Antique furniture and decorative objects acquired by the family over the years are offered here as lots 79-85 and 88-90.

79 John Linsly Queen Anne Cherry and Beech Slant-lid Desk, North Branford, Connecticut, area, c. 1730-50, the interior with valanced compartments with drawers and a covered well, engraved brasses appear to be original, old surface, (repairs), ht. 42 1/4, wd. 36, dp. 18 1/2 in. Note: Accompanied by the Last Will and Testament of John Linsly, dated 1775. The will refers to a writing desk, which may well be this one. $4,000-6,000

80 Red-painted Poplar Chest over Two Drawers, possibly North Branford, Connecticut, area, first half 18th century, the hinged top above the double arch-molded case and molded base with cutout skirt, early replaced brasses, old repaint, (minor imperfections), ht. 41 1/2, case wd. 40 3/4, case dp. 19 in. $1,500-2,500 81 Small Cherry Drop-leaf Table, probably Connecticut, late 18th century, the rectangular drop-leaf top over straight apron joining square legs with inside chamfering, and square cross-stretchers, original surface, ht. 28, top wd. 31, top dp. 35 1/4 in. $600-800

82 Black-painted Bannister-back Armchair, Milford, Connecticut, area, last half 18th century, with concave crest rail above four molded balusters, vase- and ring-turned stiles and arm supports, and double stretcher base, on casters, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 43 1/4, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. Note: Accompanied by a framed 19th century photograph of the Linsly Homestead, showing the chair in the side yard. $400-600 83 American School, 19th Century Still Life with Peaches and Grapes on a Marble-top Table. Unsigned. Pastel on paperboard, 14 x 18 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Very good. $300-500

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84 Classical Gilt-gesso Split-baluster Mirror, New England, c. 1825, with applied acanthus leaf and wreath devices, original surface, (imperfections), ht. 32 1/2, wd. 17 in. $400-600

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85 Four Redware Pottery Items, America, early 19th century, a small mustard yellow-glazed mug with brown-glazed rim, a small handled pot with cover with brown manganese splotch decoration, a small, handled jug with streaked brown glaze on the shoulder, and a covered cylindrical jar with streaked brown splotch decoration, (imperfections), ht. 2 1/4 to 8 3/4 in. $400-600

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86 Large Redware Bowl, America, early 19th century, deep round bowl with molded foot, the sides glazed with streaked bands of olive, brown manganese, and orange, (rim chips, glaze wear), ht. 6 1/2, dia. 13 3/8 in. $600-800


87 Slip-decorated Redware Plate and Mug, probably New England, early 19th century, the round plate with coggled rim, ornamented with wavy lines of yellow and green slip, the mug with applied strap handle, (minor glaze wear to mug rim), plate dia. 7 3/4, mug ht. 4 1/2 in. $600-800

88 Redware Covered Jar, probably New England, early 19th century, cylindrical-form jar with incised number “13� and two lines about the shoulder, with mottled green and orange glaze, ht. 9 1/4 in. $600-800 89 Two Colonial Connecticut Land Purchase Deeds with Indian Signatures, the first dated 1686/7, an agreement stating that Wampom, the present sachem, Nawattokis (alias Richard), Sibbonjonson, Geoffrey, and Mannaposset (alias Young Richard) Indians, and native presenters of Totokett (an Algonquian speaking native tribe) in the township of Branford, in the county of New Haven, in the colony of Connecticut, received ten pounds for purchase of land by William Rosewell, Edward Barker, Thomas Harrison, William Hoadly, Eleazar Ster--, and John Frissbe, signed by the five Indians with their pictograph marks and small wax seals, also signed by John Rosewell and John Crane, and James Bishop (1625-1691), Deputy Governor of the Connecticut colony from 1683 to 1687, (old folds, toning, stains, not examined out of frame), 12 x 7 1/2 in., framed; the second dated 1716/17, an agreement stating that Richard Indians, Sr., and Richard Indians, Jr., received eight pounds for the purchase of land in the township of Branford, by John Howd, Samuel Stone, Isaac Harrison, Samuel Harrington, and John Russell, signed by the two Indians with their pictograph marks and small wax seals, in the presence of Joseph Taintor, Timothy Russell and Edward Barker, Justice of the Peace, (old folds, toning, stains, inscriptions to the verso bleeding through, not examined out of frame), 11 7/8 x 7 3/8 in., framed. $300-500 90 Endicott & Co., lithographers (New York, 1848-1891) The First Naval Conflict Between Iron Clad Vessels. In Hampdon Roads, March 9th 1862. Identified in inscriptions. Lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 16 x 23 1/4 in., in a period molded, grain-painted frame. Condition: Margins 1 1/4 in. or more, toning, foxing, stains. $400-600 89

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91 John Bellamy American Centennial Carved Walnut and Pine Box, signed and dated “J.H. BELLAMY MAKER 1876” on the bottom, for John Haley Bellamy (American, 1836-1914), rectangular box with hinged lid supported on applied carved paw feet, the top and sides ornamented with a central relief-carved symbol of American iconography surrounded by arabesque scrolled foliage and flowers, the top centered with the Great Seal of the United States, the front carved with a spreadwing eagle grasping a banner inscribed “E PLURIBUS UNUM” over an American shield, the shields heightened with red coloration, the right and left sides with allegorical angelic figures, and the back with a simplified stylized American shield, ht. 8 1/2, wd. 19, dp. 12 in. $30,000-50,000

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Known by Americana enthusiasts everywhere as the “carver of eagles,” John Haley Bellamy made his living in the second half of the 19th century selling carvings of the American symbol to adorn ships and walls across New England. His body of work is composed almost completely of the iconic “eagle with banner” that appears with some frequency in well-known institutional and private collections. While this box is certainly a departure from his most well-known productions, it is nonetheless an example of Bellamy at his best. In the five visible panels of this box, Bellamy shows off his extensive skill as a carver and designer. Probably intended for personal use or that of a client, it bears extensive stylistic and technical similarities to another box known to have been carved by Bellamy for his own purposes, a box heavily carved in a similar manner but with his family’s coatof-arms rather than with American patriotic motifs. In addition, this box bears Bellamy’s signature on its bottom panel, lettered before the word “MAKER.” Carefully examined by James A. Craig, curator and author specializing in 19th century American marine art, the box has been found to be so certainly by Bellamy’s hand that it is slated for inclusion in Craig’s upcoming book on Bellamy’s work. Craig connects several elements on the box to other known examples of Bellamy’s carving. For example, the stylized florid shield on the back panel of the box relates quite directly to the same shape on the gangway board Bellamy carved for the screw-sloop-of-war U.S.S. Enterprise. On the top of the box, the Great Seal of the United States appears, rigourously carved in careful detail. An eagle on the front panel of the box spreads its wings and ducks its head in a pose very similar to Bellamy’s most common output, clasping a banner in its talons that bears the motto “E. Pluribus Unum.” Surrounding each of these elements, though, are fields of carving having a greater sense of flourish than the artist indulged in his more market-oriented carvings for ships and public buildings. Working at a moment in time when designers enthusiastically revived motifs from the history of decorative arts, Bellamy here employs foliate C-scrolls from the mid-18th century, hairy paw feet from the early 19th century, and patriotic motifs that belonged very much to his own 1870s zeitgeist. In this combination, he demonstrates his awareness of contemporary trends, trends to which he most certainly would have been exposed in everyday domestic and public life, through visual and material culture. The resulting box is a pleasingly eclectic and highly successful object of late 19th century design. A copy of James A. Craig’s full report is available upon request.

Mahogany carved trunk with the Bellamy family crest, John Haley Bellamy (American, 1836-1914), c. 1875. Private collection.

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92 Transfer-decorated Liverpool Pottery Jug, England, early 19th century, ovoid creamware jug, one side depicting an oval wreath surrounding a figure of a sailor looking through a sextant, over the verse “We have had a good Observation today/And I hope we shall make the Land Tomorrow,” over a reserve depicting navigational instruments; the reverse depicting an American ship in full sail with polychrome enamel details, under the spout is the monogram “CL” and a verse “From Rocks & Sands, And every ill, May God preserve/the Sailor Still” both in round reserves; and the seal of the United States under the bottom handle terminal, (minor toning, base hairlines), ht. 10 1/4 in. $800-1,200 93 Carved Bone Slide-lid Game Box with Painted Figures, possibly Napoleonic prisoner-of-war-made, early 19th century, the slide-lid top inset with two watercolor on paper depictions of a fashionably dressed young man and woman under glass, the top and sides ornamented with pierced and carved designs, some heightened with red and blue pigment, the interior containing twenty-four bone dominoes, (losses on corner posts of box), ht. 1 7/8, wd. 2, lg. 5 3/4 in. $400-600

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94 Small Scrimshaw Ivory and Bone Yarn Swift, 19th century, with bird finial on slender shaft with expanding bone slats with carved open mouth, dog-head clamp, with a closed fist on the threaded screw, and billing birds on one end of the head, (loose slat segments, repair on lower shaft), ht. 12 3/4 in. $600-800

97 Scrimshaw Engraved Whalebone Busk, 19th century, the busk engraved with a column of engraved designs including a fivepoint star, an urn of flowers and vines, a heart, a plinth with central diamond flanked with leafy vines, and a flowering plant, with sawtooth border, 13 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. $400-600

95 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, c. 1840s, the tooth decorated with a fashionably dressed lady, heightened with red pigment, (base chip), ht. 6 1/2 in. $500-700

98 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, 19th century, the obverse decorated with a swan in a circular reserve over patriotic motifs of thirteen stars above a spreadwing eagle and an American shield in a cloud-like reserve flanked by furled flags and panoply, heightened with red and blue pigments, over a ship of the line at sea, flanked by two small round reserves depicting the Seal of Massachusetts, and an anchor floating above the sea with distant vessel, the reverse depicting an urn-topped monument beside a weeping willow tree, with sawtooth and swag and tassel borders at the top and a geometric border around the base, ht. 5 1/8 in. $1,000-1,500

96 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth with Engraved Ship, 19th century, depicting a ship of the line flying an American flag flanked by floral borders, heightened with red, green, and blue, with initials “LS” near the base, wd. 3 3/8, lg. 6 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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99 Small Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, depicting a mariner standing on the deck of a vessel looking through his spyglass, with the ship’s binnacle sail and rigging in the background, the reverse depicting a diving whale, (base chips), lg. 4 7/8 in. $300-500

100 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth with Three Vessels, 19th century, each vessel flying an American flag, (age cracks, base edge chips), ht. 5 1/2 in. $300-500

101 Scrimshaw Whale Tooth-handled Steel Dagger, 19th century, shaped whale tooth hilt, with carved bird’s head terminal, one side engraved with a surfacing and spouting sperm whale with distant whale ship, the other side with a leafy oval wreath, the top with a leafy vine with berries, with brass quillon and steel blade, lg. 10 in. $1,000-1,500

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102 Collection of Small Scrimshaw Items, mostly carved ivory, baleen, and bone, including a slide-lid box containing twentyeight bone and ebonized wood dominoes, two ivory clamps, a bone-handled brass seal, a whistle, a game piece, an oval lapped-seam baleen box engraved with three houses, nine bodkins, one ornately carved with abalone inlay, a carved bone seam rubber topped with a clenched fist, a clothespin, ivory and baleen lady’s leg handle, a small bone cup device with engraved sperm whale figure, six ivory or bone folding tool devices, one with toothpick ear spoon and two-tine fork, a knife-form letter opener, a miniature dagger with sheath and metal blade, a miniature ball peen hammer, a snuff spoon, a tubular wood case containing a crochet hook and two picks, a fish figure, a turned bone handle with iron hook, and ten ebonized wood and bone dominoes, (losses), dia. 1 3/4 to 5 5/8 in. $800-1,200

104 Inlaid Mahogany Slide-lid Box, 19th century, probably sailor-made, rectangular dovetailconstructed box with shaped gallery, the lid with heart-shaped pull tab, two inlaid bone heart plaques, and incised geometric border, the sides of the box ornamented with incised compass-drawn medallions and lozenges, pintle-hinged compartment on the bottom, ht. 4 3/4, wd. 4 1/2, lg. 8 1/4 in. $300-500

107 Scrimshaw Ivory and Bone Yarn Swift, mid19th century, with turned ivory yarn cup over expanding bone slats on a columnar bone shaft, with ivory ring height adjuster inlaid with red and black sealing wax, the screw inlaid with a piece of diamond-shaped abalone, ring-turned baluster-form table clamp, with a wooden stand, overall ht. 17 3/4, dia. approx. 12 in. $400-600

105 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, 19th century, the tooth decorated with two scenes, the top depicting a hilly landscape with a spire-top building flanked with palm trees, and a distant church, the bottom depicting two horses tied to a hitching post in a hilly landscape with trees, a house, and a church, (minor chips), ht. 6 1/2 in. $600-800

108 Inuit Carved Walrus Tusk Seal Figure, 19th century, the end of the figure pierced, lg. 7 1/4 in. $800-1,200

103 Scrimshaw “Clenched Fist” Walking Stick, probably late 19th century, topped with a carved whale’s tooth in the form of a clenched fist, with a silver band connecting it to a faceted whalebone shaft with indistinct inscriptions “Made and Presented TO H.D. FROST BY Capt. Wm. H. Thomas of Barque La--- New Bedford Mass. 15 May ----,” the tip reinforced with wide bands of brass and copper, (fist cracked and with small loss), lg. 33 5/8 in. $700-900

106 Scrimshaw-inlaid Mahogany Box, late 19th century, rectangular dovetail-constructed box with hinged lid and applied molding on the base, the cover and sides ornamented with inlaid blossom, heart, star, shield, and bowknot designs in contrasting light and dark wood segments, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 13 1/4, dp. 8 3/4 in. $400-600

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109 Scrimshaw Paint-decorated Whale Earbone, late 19th/early 20th century, one side painted with the profile of a mustachioed gent, mounted on a diamond-shaped bronze base, ht. 4 3/4 in. $400-600 110 Four Sailor’s Knotwork Items, 19th century, a pair of beckets with finely braided cordage and leather axle with pinked leather washers, a brush with plaited shaft painted red, white, blue, and black, and horsehair bristles, and an openwork lidded basket with two plaited strap handles, painted dark brown, becket wd. 7, lg. 11, brush lg. 16 1/2, basket ht. 7, wd. 6, lg. 10 1/4 in. $300-500


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111 Scrimshaw Polychrome Paint-decorated Swordfish Sword, late 19th/early 20th century, one side of the blade depicting the Portland Head Light at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, an anchor, a spreadwing eagle and American shield, and a heart, the reverse with a heart and two diamonds, the mixed-wood hilt with relief-carved and painted hearts, an American shield, and an anchor, (minor loss to handle), lg. 41 in. $400-600

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112 Two Small Souvenir Albums with Collections of Seaweed, possibly Jamaica, late 19th century, the albums each containing six pages with varieties of dried and pressed seaweed with ink-stamped identifications, the album covers, according to the inscription on the last page, are made “from the vertebrae of the whale killed in Montego Bay, and buried in the ground and used as side walk for over 25 years,” approx. 5 x 6 in. $300-500 113 William John Huggins, publisher (British, 1781-1845) South Sea Whale Fishery. Painted and published by W.J. Huggins, London, engraved by T. Sutherland, Jan 1, 1825, identified in inscriptions in the matrix, aquatint with handcoloring on paper, 21 3/4 x 25 3/4 in., in a contemporary molded and silvered wood frame. Condition: Laid down onto cardboard, mat spot-glued to margins, cleaned. $400-600

114 Brass Breech-loading Whaling Shoulder Gun, Selmar Eggers, New Bedford, Massachusetts, patented February 12, 1878, the gun with patented feature of a pivoting lever on the stock to lock the breech block, with impressed maker’s mark and patent date on barrel, lg. 36 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500 115 Arctic Toggle Harpoon, probably late 19th/ early 20th century, tapered wood shaft with pegged socket fastening the detachable walrus tusk harpoon point, with pegged bone toggle, overall lg. 43 3/4 in. $600-800

116 Carved and Painted Wooden Sperm Whale Plaque, Clark G. Voorhees, Jr. (1911-1980), Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Weston, Vermont, third quarter 20th century, signed with impressed artist’s conjoined initials “CV” and “C. VOORHEES” on the reverse, ht. 5, lg. 18 in. $1,500-2,500

118 Sailor’s Woolwork “Wooly” Ship Picture, England or America, 19th century, executed with wool yarns and silk and metallic threads depicting a ship of the line flying a British naval white ensign off the stern, with distant lighthouse, and a border with flowers and trees in the foreground, (toning, losses), 14 x 19 in., in a period mitered wood frame. $300-500

117 Large Carved and Painted Wooden Sperm Whale Plaque, Clark G. Voorhees, Jr. (19111980), Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Weston, Vermont, third quarter 20th century, signed with impressed artist’s conjoined initials “CV” and “C. VOORHEES” on the reverse, ht. 10, lg. 35 3/4 in. $4,000-6,000

119 American School, 19th Century Seaside Fishing Village. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 25 1/4 x 25 1/2 in., in a later molded and painted wood frame. Condition: Five old patch repairs, three small tears, minor retouch. $600-800

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120 Fine Cased Carved and Painted Model of the Naval Vessel LAFAYETTE, America, c. 1880, with a printed label in the lower corner of the case inscribed “SHIP OF 1776,” the model in the form of a naval ship, mounted with detailed carved and painted furnishings, and patriotic and whimsical figures including a gilt eagle figurehead mounted off the bow, the trailboards inscribed with the ship’s name, “LAFAYETTE,” in gold letters, the sternboard painted with a gilt spreadwing eagle, the hull painted red below the water line, and black above, with a medial white stripe mounted with cannons below a second row of cannons mounted along the deck; the deck is furnished with two large brass cannons facing forward, and a third somewhat smaller cannon just ahead of the rear mast, several sailors in blue uniforms, some seated, others reclining along the rail, with a four-piece band playing

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behind the cannons, a group of naval officers standing near the windlass wearing dark blue uniforms and three-corner hats, three sentries posted around the deck, and a sailor looking through a telescope off the stern; the spars are well constructed in natural wood with accurate rigging; the bowsprit has a small American flag at the tip, a larger Union Jack above the dolphin striker, and a cat at the base of the bowsprit is staring at a bird sitting close to the tip of the bowsprit; at the top of the foremast is a Union Jack with four stars, an American banner flies from the main mast, an American flag flies from the top of the rear mast, another American flag flies off the gaff, and the gangway board is set on the port side; the painted plaster sea is scattered with two double-ended dories with black hulls pulled up to the gangplank and five sailors with their oars held vertically as well as two

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seated officers by the stern in a captain’s gig with a large American flag off the stern of the gig, and a smaller gig to the right with two sailors rowing an officer sitting in the stern, to the left are three more rowing vessels, one with a formally dressed women at the stern, a dog at the bow and a sailor rowing them with a pair of red, white, and blue painted oars; the diorama is in a metal-mounted demilune case with original glass front and sides, a tin panel on the top leaving the glass sides to view the model, with a molded wood base; the back is fitted with a conforming wood panel hinged at the base for access, the interior of the backboard painted with a green sea with several painted ships along the horizon, and a small round island with a lighthouse and keeper’s house on the right, (minor imperfections), ht. 27 1/4, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 14 1/2 in. $8,000-12,000


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121 Black-painted and Laminated Wood Halfhull Ship Model, America, 19th century, mounted on a rectangular wood plaque, overall ht. 5 1/2, lg. 36 3/4 in. $600-800 122 Laminated Wood Half-hull Boat Model, America, late 19th/early 20th century, (losses to stern), ht. 4, lg. 27 1/2 in. $400-600

123 Hand-crafted Wooden Rowboat Model, late 19th/early 20th century, lapped-plank construction with brass-mounted keel, brass oarlocks and strapwork joining rudder and seats, with two oars, mounted on a wooden stand, (minor imperfections), overall ht. 6, wd. 6 1/4, lg. 26 3/4 in. $600-800

124 Cased Half-hull Model of the S.S. Burriana, early 20th century, the vessel identified on a plaque and on the bow, composed of laminated and ebonized wood veneers, with carved wood and brass furnishings, and ink detail sketch of internal propeller and deck furnishing details, in a glazed molded mahogany case, overall ht. 16, wd. 76, dp. 9 in. Note: The S.S. Burriana was built in 1906 in Glasgow by Robert Duncan & Co., Ltd. $1,500-2,500

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125 Mounted Half-hull Model of J.P. Morgan’s Steam Powered Yacht CORSAIR, America, late 20th century, the hull painted in black and contrasting shades of brown, mounted on a mahogany plaque, 12 1/4 x 53 3/4 in. overall. $2,000-4,000 126 Cased Model of the Fishing Schooner Elizabeth Howard, made by Lewis H. Storey, 1919, the vessel identified on the bow and on an engraved brass plaque with maker’s name and date, the wooden hull painted red and white with green and white-painted deck and furnishings, in a glass case with mahogany base, overall ht. 34 3/4, wd. 13, lg. 42 in. Note: The fishing schooner Elizabeth Ann Howard was built in 1916 in East Boothbay, Maine. She was designed by Thomas F. McManus and built by Frank C. Adams. She competed in but did not win the 1922 and 1923 Fishermen’s Race off Gloucester, Massachusetts. $600-800

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127 Painted Wooden Model of a Schooner Yacht, “Built aboard S.S. Exhibitor/Keel laid July 4, 1957/Construction completed January 6, 1960,” typed information inscribed on label affixed to mounting panel, with scribed deck and detailed deck furniture, the hull painted white with red below the waterline, mounted on a wooden stand on a rectangular particleboard base with oak molding, overall ht. 53 1/2, wd. 13, lg. 57 in. $600-800

128 William P. Stubbs (American, 1842-1909) Portrait of the Topsail Schooner Island Home in Coastal Waters. Signed “STUBBS” l.l., dated “1877” l.r., vessel identified on bow. Oil on academy board, 18 1/2 x 24 1/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor puncture u.c., surface grime, artist board slightly bowed in frame, crease and minor paint loss u.l. corner. $1,500-2,500

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129 American School, Late 19th/Early 20th Century Portrait of the Four-masted Steel Barque Dirigo in Coastal Waters. Unsigned, the vessel identified on pennant and bow. Oil on canvas, 23 x 35 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Good, canvas rippled at four corners, surface grime. Provenance: To Captain George W. Goodwin (first captain of ship and at the helm for 13 years), then by descent to the present owners. Note: The Dirigo was built in 1894 by Arthur Sewall & Co., Bath, Maine, the first steel ship built in the United States, to the design of J.F. Waddington, of Liverpool, at a total cost of $157,000. She was launched at the Bath, Maine, shipyard on February 3, 1894. Her first captain was George W. Goodwin, of Calais, Maine, and his name is printed on paper label fragment affixed to the backing paper. She was a bulk cargo vessel plying the Atlantic and Pacific for many years until WWI, on March 2, 1916, while carrying a load of barley to Sweden she was arrested by a British patrol ship and was brought to Lerwick, Shetland Islands, where the cargo was confiscated as it was believed that the barley she was carrying would be trans-shipped from Sweden to Germany. She was released a year later, but on May 31, 1917, was sunk by explosives from a German submarine six miles southwest of the Eddystone Rock lighthouse off the coast of England. $4,000-6,000


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130 Paul Breem (American, 19th Century) Sloop Yacht Puritan. Signed and dated “Paul Breem ‘98” l.l., titled in pencil on the reverse. Oil on academy board, 6 x 8 3/4 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Very good. Note: The Puritan was a center-board sloop designed by the Burgess Brothers Company, built by George Lawley and Son, South Boston, and financed by members of Boston’s Eastern Yacht Club. She was the winner of the 1885 America’s Cup yacht race. $300-500

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Portrait of the Brig “Rogelim of N. York Capt. A Crowel.” Unsigned. Oil on canvas, the back of the canvas with a stamp from the New York firm of Edward Dechaux, 29 x 36 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Scattered paint loss, craquelure, puncture to u.c. sky. Provenance: Purchased from the direct descendants of the captain’s family, June 1993. Note: The brig Rogelim was built in 1848 in Waldoboro, Maine, weighed 200 tons, and hailed from New York. $4,000-6,000

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132 Edward J. Russell (Massachusetts/New Brunswick/Canada, 1832-1906) Portrait of the American Bark Warren Ordway. Signed and dated “1869” l.l., vessel identified on stern and pennant. Watercolor on paper, 27 x 37 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Laid down onto paperboard, repaired tear c.l., tear u.r. sky, retouch, toning. Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector. Note: The Warren Ordway was built in 1866 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, for a Mr. A. Currier of that city. Ephemera related to comparable Edward J. Russell paintings accompanies the lot. $1,000-1,500

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133 American School, 19th Century New York Harbor Scene at Sunrise. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 32 x 55 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Seven small patch repairs with retouch, minor craquelure. $1,500-2,000 134 James Gale Tyler (Connecticut, 1855-1931) Heading Out to Sea in Stormy Weather. Signed l.r. Oil on canvas, 17 x 14 in., in a giltgesso frame. Condition: Very good. $400-600

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135 George W. Drew (Massachusetts, New York, 1875-1968) Rocky Harbor with Sailboats. Signed l.l. Oil on panel, 7 7/8 x 10 in., framed. Condition: Very good. $700-900 136 American School, Late 19th/Early 20th Century Sunset with a Ship of the Line at Full Sail with Distant Lighthouse. Signed “Hacker” l.r. Oil on canvas, the back of the canvas with stamp from the firm of “F.W. Devoe & Co.,” 24 x 30 1/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Three patch repairs with associated retouch and other minor retouch. $800-1,200 137

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137 Nathaniel Currier, publisher (American, 1838-1856) CLIPPER SHIP “LIGHTNING,” 1854 (Conningham, 1158). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with handcoloring on paper, sheet size 23 5/8 x 29 3/4 in., unframed. Condition: Margins 2 3/4 in. or more, minor toning and foxing, paper slightly rippled. $2,500-3,500

138 Thomas Birch (American, 1779-1851) The U.S. Frigate United States versus Macedonia in the War of 1812. Unsigned, inscribed “#5 D7713...” in crayon on the stretcher, identified on a presentation plaque and on a typed label affixed to the backing, with a label from Closson Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio, affixed to the backing. Oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 32 in., framed. Condition: Lined, craquelure, varnish inconsistencies. Note: Ephemera related to comparable Thomas Birch paintings accompanies the lot. $60,000-80,000

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139 William Bradford (American, 1823-1892) Queen of the Seas. Unsigned, identified on a presentation plaque. Oil on canvas, 33 x 52 in., framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, surface grime.

Note: The Queen of the Seas was built in East Boston by Paul Curtis and was owned by Glidden & Williams of Boston. Captained by Elias D. Knight, for her maiden voyage she joined the “Deep Sea Derby� in the fall of 1852, a race of the finest clipper ships of the day from Boston and New York around Cape Horn to San Francisco. The Queen of the Seas set sail from Boston on November 3, 1852, and arrived in San Francisco March 11, 1853. Assorted ephemera concerning William Bradford paintings, the vessel Queen of the Seas, and an invoice (dated 1969) for conservation of the painting at hand, accompany the lot. $50,000-70,000

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140 Thomas Birch (American, 1779-1851) U.S.S. Pennsylvania, 1848. Titled, signed or inscribed, and dated “...by T. Birch 1848” on a handwritten label affixed to the stretcher. Oil and graphite on canvas, 22 x 33 1/4 in., framed. Condition: Lined, craquelure, scattered retouch. $10,000-15,000 141 William Bradford (American, 1823-1892)

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Hauling Boats Ashore. Unsigned, inscribed “Sketch by Wm. Bradford” in pencil on the reverse. Graphite on paper, sheet size 6 1/4 x 11 3/8 in., framed. Condition: Tape-hinged to backing mat, restored tears to right margin, toning, trimmed top edge. $800-1,200

142 Raffael Corsini (Turkish, active Smyrna, 1830-1880) Bark Martha Clark, Capt. Austin Miller, at Anchor in Constantinople April 2, 1852. Signed l.r., titled below. Gouache on paperboard, 16 3/4 x 23 1/4 in., in a period molded mahogany frame with gilt liner. Condition: Some pigment separation in water area. $5,000-7,000

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Barque Pamphylia of Boston, Capt’n E.A. Nickerson, Entering Marseille 1853. Unsigned, artist’s printed label affixed to the paperboard back, titled below, the vessel identified on bow, stern, and pennant. Watercolor and gouache on paperboard, 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor toning, a few scattered abrasions with paint loss in sky and water. $1,500-2,000

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144 Attributed to Raffael Corsini (Turkish, active Smyrna, 1830-1880) The Brigantine Otis of Philadelphia off Smyrna January 7, 1833. Unsigned, titled below, “Otis of Philadelphia/T. Williams Commander, Smyrna Jan’y 7th 1833.” Gouache on paper, 17 x 22 1/8 in., in a later molded and painted wood frame. Condition: Laid down onto thin card, minor foxing, scattered retouch to spots around the edges and abrasions in background sky. $1,500-2,000

145 Attributed to Honore Pellegrin (France/ United Kingdom/United States, 1793-1869) Barque Vigo leaving Marseilles, September 4 1862. Unsigned, the vessel identified on pennant. Watercolor and gouache on paperboard, sight size 17 x 23 3/4 in., in a later gilt and painted molded wood frame. Condition: Minor toning, foxing, light staining to sky.

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146 Reginald Arthur Borstel (Australian, 18751922) Portrait of the British Bark Earl Cadogan. Signed and dated “1910” l.r., and inscribed “HOOD/STOCKTON/HSW” l.r., the vessel identified on the bow. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in., in a molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, retouch, minor craquelure. Note: The Earl Cadogan was built in 1892 by Russell & Co. in Point Glasgow, Scotland. Her owner was F.M. Tucker and her captain was D. Williams. She was a British registered bark of 32 tons, and was 237 ft. long. $2,000-3,000

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The French Brig Eugene et Jenny Sailing in Stormy Weather. Indistinctly signed “B. Roug--” l.r., dated “1881,” title inscribed in French below. Watercolor on paper, 18 1/4 x 25 in., in a period molded mahogany frame. Condition: Toning, foxing, scattered abrasions. $1,500-2,000

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148 William Howard Yorke (British, 1847-1921)

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Portrait of the Brig Emerald in a Gale, 1879. Signed and dated “W. Yorke. L’pool 1879” l.l., inscribed “Brig Emerald/Capt. Henry” l.r. Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 1/4 in., in a later molded and gilded wood frame. Condition: Scattered retouch, cleaned, and varnished.

Portrait of the American Ship Ocean Eagle Entering Liverpool. Signed and dated “D. McFarlane/1854” l.l. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Retouch u.c., minor craquelure.

Note: According to inscriptions on a brass plaque affixed to the frame, the Emerald was built in Guernsey in 1866, and foundered in the Bay of Biscay, December 1879. $3,000-5,000 149 Anglo/American School, 19th Century New York Harbor Yacht Race. Bears signature and date “W.H. Yorke 1893” l.r. Oil on panel, 23 7/8 x 28 7/8 in., in a period mitered oak frame. Condition: Very good. $800-1,200

Note: The Ocean Eagle was built in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1851, and hailed from the port of Boston. Ephemera related to comparable Duncan McFarlane paintings accompanies the lot. $12,000-18,000

151 McFarlane or Liverpool School, 19th Century The American Barkentine Golden Sheaf Sailing in Coastal Waters. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 20 1/8 x 28 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Relined, scattered paint loss and retouch around edges. $3,000-5,000 152 British School, 19th Century Anchorage with British Ship of the Line. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper applied to paperboard, 14 x 23 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, minor foxing. Note: The primary vessel is flying a blue ensign, the flag of ships in public service or commanded by an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve. $800-1,200

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158 Cast Iron “Shell Out” Shell-form Still Bank, manufactured by J. & E. Stevens, Cromwell, Connecticut, c. 1882, original paint, with impressed 1882 patent mark on bottom, (paint wear), ht. 2 1/2, wd. 5 1/4 in. $250-350 159 Cast Bronze Lighthouse-form Andirons, 20th century, with cast iron billet bars and logstops, ht. 17, wd. 11, dp. 18 1/2 in. $600-800 160 Two Cast Iron Lighthouse Doorstops, early 20th century, each depicting a lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s cottage, (scattered retouch and paint wear), ht. 6, 6 1/4, wd. 7 1/2, 7 7/8 in. $300-500

153 Anglo/American School, 19th Century Side-wheeler Paddle Steamer in Coastal Waters. Unsigned, the vessel carrying a British red ensign off the stern. Oil on paperboard, 16 1/2 x 22 in., in a later molded mahogany frame with gilt liner. Condition: Craquelure, scattered stains, surface grime, abrasions. $800-1,200 154 American School, 19th Century BARQUE NAVESINK PASSING THE BURNING WRECK ARIANNI. Unsigned, titled below, vessel identified on trailboard and in title. Oil, watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper, 22 1/4 x 28 in., in a period molded mahogany frame with gilt liner. Condition: Toning, stains, puncture u.c. Note: The bark Navesink was built by Miller (or Melvill) & Barstow & Co. in Newcastle, Maine, in 1866. $800-1,200

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155 American School, Late 19th/Early 20th Century Portrait of a Tugboat. Unsigned, the name of the vessel indistinctly inscribed “C.G. FOBES” on the bow. Oil on canvas, 14 x 20 in., in a period molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Very good. Note: The stretcher bears a label for F. Weber & Co., Baltimore, Maryland. $400-600 156 Robert Lee Perry (Massachusetts and Maine, 20th Century) American Ship in Coastal Waters. Signed l.r. Oil on canvasboard, probably after a Chinese school painting, 20 x 24 in., in a carved and painted wood frame. $800-1,200 157 Cast Iron Sailor Doorstop, manufactured by Littco Products, Littlestown, Pennsylvania, c. 1930, original paint, ht. 11 7/8 in. $600-800

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161 Sextant and Pulley Marine-theme Lamp Base, 19th and early 20th century, the brass sextant inscribed “Cox, Devonport & Plymouth,” mounted on a wood and brass pulley base, with later tubular brass shaft, and two-socket fixture with brass eagle finial, overall ht. 28 1/2 in. $200-300 162 Sterling Silver Card Case with Enameldecorated Sea Battle Scene, 19th century, rectangular hinged case, the top with enamelpainted depiction of a battle at sea with two galleons in the foreground with canons firing, surrounded by several small vessels, with seaside cliffs and buildings in the distance, the bottom and sides with greenish-gray engine-turned enamel ornament, gold-washed interior, “BF” in an oval and indistinct maker’s marks, 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. $600-800

163 Brass, Steel, and Walnut Pistol-form Flintlock Tinder Lighter, “Rawle, London,” late 18th century, with scrolled brass stand, candle holder, engraved scrolled foliage and maker’s marks on brass mounts, and hinged compartment, steel flint holder, striker, and trigger guard, with a carved walnut grip, ht. 5 3/8, lg. 8 in. $800-1,200


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164 Civil War Pennsylvania 53rd Regiment Pieced and Gilt-stenciled Silk American Flag, c. 1864, likely a camp flag, with a handstitched field composed of seven red and six white stripes, the central red stripe with the gilt inscription “53D. PA.,� the blue canton ornamented with thirty-four gilt-stenciled stars, the inner sleeve reinforced with linen, (loss u.r. corner, tears, creases, soiling), 23 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.

Provenance: From Captain Archibald F. Jones, (b. January 7, 1824, d. March 8, 1879), who served in the 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, Company G, recruited in Potter County, mustered in October 29, 1861, served for two and a half years, and was discharged July 24, 1864, by family descent to the consignor.

Note: During the American Civil War the 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, comprising ten companies with 1,993 total enrolled, and assigned to the Second Corps, was one of the most hard-fought organizations of the Union army, taking part in all of the major battles from 1862 in Virginia, until the end at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, including the Second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg, where it is reported that Captain Archibald Jones, the recipient of this flag, sustained a severe wound from which he never fully recovered. $8,000-12,000

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167 Relief-carved Wooden Eagle Plaque, America, 19th century, rectangular plaque with integral relief-carved spreadwing eagle with delineated feathers on body and wings, the background painted cream over earlier gray, ht. 4 3/4, wd. 17 3/4 in. $500-700 168 Cast Gilt-bronze Spreadwing Eagle Figure, America, 19th century, cast in the half-round, can be displayed freestanding, hung, or mounted, ht. 6 3/4, wd. 15 1/2, dp. 4 1/4 in. $500-700

165 Engraved Powder Horn, c. 1808, the horn engraved with a stag and a tree, a standing Indian wearing a feathered headdress smoking a pipe, and a shaped reserve with the name “G. COLLIS” and the date “1808,” the butt end inset with a mirror fragment, lg. approx. 8 3/4 in. $1,200-1,500

166 Paint-decorated Field Drum, Eli Brown, Windsor, Connecticut, c. 1833, the drum with lapped-seam maple shell applied with a distinctive brass tack geometric pattern of a circle and diamonds around the vent hole, and with polychrome-painted American eagle, shield, and stars, which was possibly painted after the drum was purchased; the interior bearing a paper maker’s label reading “ELI BROWN, DRUM MANUFACTURER, HAS CONSTANTLY FOR SALE BASS AND SNARE DRUMS/MADE IN THE NEATEST AND BEST MANNER/Windsor (Wintonbury Soc.) Conn. 1833 No. 1712.”; with red-painted hoops, later ropes and leather ears, accompanied by a later pair of drumsticks, (imperfections), wd. 13 1/2, dia. 17 1/2 in. Note: Eli Brown descended in a family which settled in the Windsor, Connecticut, area, and whose ancestors served in the Revolutionary War. The Browns of Wintonbury were mainly subsistence farmers and it is proposed by some that a few members used their additional skills of coopering to make drums, some possibly carried in the Revolutionary War. The drum business operated until the mid-19th century by Benjamin, Moses, William, and Eli (the most prolific of the four) Brown. It is reported that over 100 Brownmade drums are held in museums, fife and drum corps, and historical societies. $800-1,200

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169 Leather Fire Bucket Decorated with an Indian Maiden, probably eastern United States, early 19th century, decorated with a gilt leafy scroll cartouche centering a polychrome partially clad female Indian standing in a landscape on a dark blue ground, with leather handle and gilt and blackpainted collar, (scattered paint loss), ht. to top of collar 12 3/4, ht. to top of upright handle 18 in. $600-800

170 Painted Leather “WASHINGTON FIRECLUB” Fire Bucket, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1811, the bucket with partially wrapped leather and rope handle, painted gray-blue, decorated with a bowknot, a tasseled banner inscribed “JOHNNY ABBOT” over an oval reserve inscribed “WASHINGTON FIRE-CLUB 1811,” above crossed branches, (paint wear), ht. to top of collar 11 1/2 in. Note: The Washington Fire Club was instituted at Roxbury, Massachusetts, on January 21st, 1800. According to the rules and regulations of the club, it was to consist of no more than fifteen members, with each member pledging, under penalty of fines, to uphold and follow a list of ten articles. Under the first article it is required that “each member shall provide himself with two leather Buckets, two Bags... and a bed Key,... the buckets to be painted strictly in uniform...” When a fire alarm sounded the club members were to “immediately repair to the buildings occupied by a member, which shall be most in danger, with our Buckets, Bags, and Key, and will use our best endeavours to extinguish the Fire and secure the property...” $400-600


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171 Molded Gilt Copper Peacock Weathervane, A.L. Jewell and Company, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1850-77, flattened full-body figure with embossed sheet copper tail and zinc feet, mounted on a copper sphere, no stand, (losses to crest and sphere), ht. 32 3/4, lg. 40 in.

Literature: A similar example by A.L. Jewell and Company is illustrated in Steve Miller, The Art of the Weathervane (Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1984), p. 136. $10,000-15,000

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172 Polychrome-painted Sheet Iron Early Touring Car Weathervane, America, early 20th century, cut-out and pierced silhouette weathervane depicting a lady at the wheel of an open-top, four-door sedan, no stand, (scattered paint loss), ht. 28, lg. 32 3/4 in. $10,000-15,000

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173 Molded Copper Setter Weathervane, attributed to J.W. Fiske, or E.G. Washburne, New York, late 19th century, molded, flattened full-body sheet copper figure mounted on a copper rod, with remnants of earlier mustard paint, no stand, (dents), ht. 15 1/4, lg. 33 1/2 in.

Literature: Similar setter weathervanes are illustrated in Steve Miller, The Art of Weathervane (Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1984), pp. 9, 56, 154, and Illustrated Catalog and Price List of Copper Weather Vanes Manufactured by J.W. Fiske, 1893. $1,500-2,500

174 Molded Sheet Copper Brahman Cow Weathervane, America, early 20th century, flattened full-body standing figure mounted on a copper rod, allover verdigris surface, with iron shaft with copper sphere, and directionals, no stand, (dents, minor seam separation), ht. 18 1/2, wd. 27 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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175 Carved and Gilded Wood and Iron Rooster Weathervane, America, 19th century, flattened full-body form with carved features, pierced eye, on cut-out shaped sheet iron legs, weathered surface, with stand, (repairs), ht. 24 1/4, lg. 17 in. $700-900

176 Green-painted Sheet Iron Locomotive Weathervane, America, early 20th century, with riveted bands of copper reinforcing the back, ht. 19 3/4, lg. 43 in. $500-700 177 Molded Copper Running Horse Weathervane, America, early 20th century, flattened full-body figure mounted on a copper rod, verdigris surface, no stand, (tail resoldered, minor dents), ht. 16, lg. 26 in. $400-600

178 Queen Anne Cherry Roundabout Chair, New England, mid-18th century, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 30 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

179 Two Pairs of Pewter Candlesticks and a Porringer, a pair of mid-18th century Continental rococo candlesticks with asymmetrical ribs, the base with oval maker’s mark of an angel holding a crown and a branch and the initials “IM” and “S”; a pair of baluster-stem candlesticks by Roswell Gleason, Dorchester, Massachusetts, (ac. 1822-1871), marked “GLEASON” on the base; and a crown-handled porringer, by Thomas D. and Sherman Boardman, Hartford, Connecticut, (ac. 1810-1820), marked “T.D. & S.B.” on the handle, (dents), ht. 9 5/8, 7, 1 7/8, respectively, bowl dia. 7 3/8 in., including handle. $400-600

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180 Four Pewter Coffee/Teapots, America, early 19th century, pear-shaped vessels with blackpainted hollow pewter handles, one by Daniel Curtiss, Albany, New York, one with the mark of Thomas Boardman & Co., New York City, and Hartford, Connecticut, and “X” quality mark, and two by Sellew & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, (minor wear), ht. 10 3/4 to 11 1/8 in. $400-600

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181 Queen Anne Cherry Oval-top Tea Table, New England, mid-18th century, on blockturned tapering legs ending in pad feet, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 26 1/2, wd. 25, dp. 35 in. $700-900

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182 Queen Anne Maple Drop-leaf Dining Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, the circular drop-leaf top on rolled shaped apron joining cabriole legs ending in pad feet on platforms, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 27 1/4, wd. 43 1/4, dp. 41 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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183 Queen Anne Maple Drop-leaf Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, diminutive circular drop-top above a valanced apron joining cabriole legs ending in pad feet, ht. 27, dia. 36 in. $800-1,200 184 Queen Anne Figured Maple Drop-leaf Dining Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, circular top with rolled shaped apron, refinished, (minor restoration), ht. 28, dia. 41 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 185 Relief-carved Mahogany Document Box, Continental, late 18th/early 19th century, dovetail-constructed rectangular box with snipe-hinged lid, the top and sides with allover relief-carved surface with roundels with five-point stars, pinwheels, geometric and undulating foliate medallions with foliate and sawtooth borders, the top carved with the initials “LKT” and “MLT,” one side slides up to reveal a drawer with six compartments, (imperfections), ht. 4 3/4, wd. 10 1/2, dp. 6 in. $500-700 186 Relief-carved Two-tier Mahogany Spoon Rack, Continental, early 19th century, carved and pierced heart crest, over a relief-carved pinwheel and medallion with Dutch inscription “Het Weynige/Dat De Recht/Veerdige Heeft,” with two half-round slotted tiers, with conforming relief carving, ht. 15 1/4, wd. 5 3/4 in. $400-600 187 Pewter Charger, attributed to Nicholas Jackman, London, early 18th century, with partial maker’s mark and touchmarks on the reverse, dia. 16 1/4 in. $250-350

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188 Four Pewter Teapots, America, early 19th century, three of flattened spherical form with hinged domed covers: one by Lorenzo L. Williams, Philadelphia, one by Samuel Simpson, Yalesville, Connecticut, and one by George Richardson, Boston, and Cranston, Rhode Island; and a tapered cylindrical pot by Morey & Ober, Boston; all with hollow pewter handles, three handles painted black, (minor wear and dents), ht. 7 to 8 1/2 in. $400-600

189 Two Pairs of Pewter Candlesticks, reportedly Cincinnati, Ohio, 19th century, baluster-form sticks ornamented with ribbed bands, with removable bobeches, (minor imperfections), ht. 9 1/2 in. $300-500

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190 Seven Pewter Lighting Items, America, early to mid-19th century, four baluster-stem candlesticks: an unmarked pair, one with marks for Henry Hopper, New York, and a single unmarked candlestick; three chamber lamps, two with cylindrical fonts on saucer bases, one by Roswell Gleason, Dorchester, Massachusetts, and one by Thomas Wildes, Philadelphia, and New York City, with whale oil burners, and a lamp with camphene burners on an acorn-shaped font and dished base, by Yale & Curtiss, New York City, ht. 5 7/8 to 10 1/8 in. $400-600

191 Chippendale Cherry and Maple Carved Scroll-top Chest-on-chest, possibly Connecticut River Valley, late 18th century, the crest with pinwheel-carved terminals and flame finials, the top section with central pinwheel-carved drawer and flanking fluted pilasters, original brasses, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 87, lower case wd. 38 3/4, lower case dp. 20 1/2 in. Provenance: Lloyd Cabot Briggs, then by family descent to the consignor. $3,000-5,000

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192 Chippendale Carved Cherry Chest of Drawers, Connecticut, late 18th century, rectangular top with molded edge above a cockbeaded case of four graduated drawers on gadrooned carved ogee bracket base, replaced brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 37 1/2, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 17 in. $1,200-1,500 193 Chippendale Inlaid Cherry Chest of Four Drawers, Connecticut River Valley, the top with string-inlaid edge on four cockbeaded graduated drawers, flanked by quarter columns, all on ogee bracket feet, replaced brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 35 1/2, case wd. 41 1/2, dp. 19 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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194 Chippendale Cherry Chest of Drawers, probably Connecticut River Valley, late 18th century, the overhanging molded top with serpentine front and half serpentine ends, above a case of four thumb-molded graduated drawers, all on ogee bracket feet, brasses appear to be original, refinished, (minor restoration), ht. 34, wd. 40, dp. 20 in. $1,500-2,500 195 Chippendale Figured Maple Serpentine Chest of Drawers, Springfield, Massachusetts, area, late 18th century, the molded top with serpentine front on conforming case of four graduated drawers on bracket feet, brasses appear to be original, refinished, (minor restoration), ht. 32 3/4, wd. 37 3/4, dp. 20 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 196 Chippendale Tiger Maple Slant-lid Desk, possibly Maine, late 18th century, with stepped interior of valances and drawers, and case of four thumb-molded drawers on bracket feet, brass pulls appear to be original, refinished, (minor restoration), ht. 43 3/4, wd. 38 1/4, dp. 18 in. $1,000-1,500 197 Chippendale Tiger Maple Slant-lid Desk, New England, late 18th century, the interior of eight valanced compartments and nine drawers, above a case of four thumb-molded graduated drawers on bracket feet, replaced brasses, refinished, (repairs), ht. 42, wd. 36, dp. 18 in. $800-1,200

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198 Chippendale Carved Figured Maple Tall Chest of Drawers, southeastern New England, late 18th century, the case with six thumb-molded graduated drawers, the topmost with three-drawer facade centering a carved fan, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 51 1/2, wd. 36, dp. 18 in. $800-1,200 199 Chippendale Mahogany Veneer Scrollframe Looking Glass, possibly Pennsylvania, c. 1800, refinished, (imperfections and repair), ht. 50, wd. 23 1/2 in. $300-500

200 Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Mirror, America or England, c. 1800-10, the scrolled frame centering an inlaid conch shell in the crest, above an inlaid mitered liner, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 36, wd. 19 1/4 in. $400-600

201 Chippendale Mahogany Carved Side Chair, Boston, late 18th century, the cresting with foliate carving above a pierced diamond splat, ht. 37, seat ht. 17 in. $1,500-2,500

202 Pair of Chippendale Mahogany Side Chairs, possibly southern United States, late 18th century, the serpentine crest rails with square terminals above pierced Gothic splats incorporating symmetrical scrolls centering a heart, on trapezoidal slip seats and square beaded legs, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 39 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. $300-500 203 Chippendale Mahogany Easy Chair, probably New England, late 18th century, the serpentine cresting continuing to sides, on outward-scrolling arms with concave fronts, the square molded front legs joined to the raking rear legs by square stretchers, (lacks upholstery), ht. 47, seat rail ht. 13 in. $2,500-3,500

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208 Pearlware Oval Footed Chestnut Basket and Stand, England, early 19th century, lobed reticulated rims with blue feather edges and scrolled foliate handles, overall ht. 4, wd. 8 1/4, lg. 11 1/2 in. $100-200 209 Ten Assorted English Pottery Items, early to mid-19th century, a blue feather-edge pearlware dinner plate with hand-painted floral decoration, a Wedgwood flow blue pitcher in the “Chapoo” pattern, a flow blue fluted, footed bowl in the “Japan” pattern, a Clews blue transfer-decorated tea bowl depicting children and a dog, a small tea bowl and saucer with red and green foliate and bud border, a small spatterware plate decorated with a peafowl on a green sponged ground, four red transfer-decorated items: two small plates depicting “Monte Video Connecticut U.S.” and a tea bowl and saucer depicting a farm scene, ht. to 8 in. $300-500

204 Chippendale Cherry Oxbow Slant-lid Desk, probably Massachusetts, late 18th century, the interior with central prospect drawer flanked by drawers and valanced compartments, on cockbeaded case of four graduated drawers on conformingly shaped ogee bracket feet, replaced brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 43 1/4, wd. 43, dp. 22 in. $1,500-2,500

206 Staffordshire Pottery Tortoiseshell-glazed Teapot and Platter, England, c. 1770, squat globular teapot with molded crabstock handle and spout, applied vines, leaves, and berries in relief, set on three lion mask and paw feet, bird finial; the oblong tray with chamfered corners; (imperfections), ht. 4 3/8, tray 8 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. $800-1,200

205 Chippendale Mahogany Slant-lid Desk, possibly Maine, late 18th century, the interior with central inlaid prospect drawer flanked by three drawers and four valanced compartments, over a case of four cockbeaded graduated drawers on bracket feet, brasses appear to be original, (repairs and imperfections), ht. 42 1/2, wd. 42, dp. 20 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

207 Three Staffordshire Pottery Cottage Mantel Ornaments, England, early 19th century, (minor loss on one), ht. 4 1/4 to 6 1/2 in. $300-500

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210 Pair of Porcelain Poodles with Baskets of Flowers, probably England, 19th century, the figures with turned heads, with encrusted bits of applied and glazed clay particles on head, frontal body, and tail tip, the front feet and rear body with mottled brown and blue glaze, each carrying a yellow basket of flowers in its mouth, ht. 3 5/8, lg. 4 3/8 in. $300-500 211 Eight Mostly English Ceramic Pitchers, early 19th century, five lustreware pitchers, three decorated with hunt scenes, one with transfer allegorical figure of “CHARITY,” and one ornamented with a medial band of flowers; a lead-glazed creamware “Fair Hebe” Jug, England, c. 1788, attributed to Voyez, modeled as a tree trunk decorated with a man, girl, boy, and a dog in relief, a blue and white transfer-decorated pitcher with a landscape with milkmaid, gentleman, cows, and a cottage, and a three-quart Rockinghamglazed hound-handled ale pitcher with cover decorated with hunt scenes, (imperfections), ht. 4 7/8 to 10 3/4 in. $200-300


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212 Mary B. Tucker (Massachusetts, 17841853) Profile Portrait of a Boy Holding an Orange. Signed and dated “By Mary B. Tucker. 1842” l.r. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 22 x 18 1/4 in., in a mahogany veneer frame with gilt liner. Condition: Laid down onto card, toning, tear c.r., minor foxing.

Note: A painting of two children attributed to artist Mary B. Tucker was exhibited in Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands, April 6 to September 12, 2010, at The American Folk Art Museum, New York. The checklist of artists at the exhibition contains updated information regarding this little-known artist: “To date, nine watercolor portraits can confidently be attributed to the elusive artist Mary B. Tucker, and eight more are signed with her name and dated between 1840 and 1844. The severe watercolors are primarily bust- or waist-length, with the sitters shown in profile or slightly turned; all are executed on large-format sheets of paper, and none has a room setting or landscape view. A heavy black shading around the heads and necks of the subjects is used in the artist’s earlier efforts. Later portraits show a more diffused shading

over larger areas of the paper. The portraits continued a tradition of large-scale, half-length watercolor portraits that pictured a modest segment of society. Past conjecture about the identity of the artist placed her in Boston and the Concord-Sudbury area of Massachusetts. Recent research suggests she is Meribah Mowry of Douglas, Massachusetts, who married Chilon Tucker of Uxbridge in 1816. No evidence has yet been discovered to describe her relationship to the sitters, though it is possible that she taught painting, as Uxbridge was the site of a prestigious preparatory school. The inclusion of an illustrated primer in two double portraits of children tends to support this thesis.” $8,000-12,000

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American & English Silver 213 Polychrome and Gilt Paint- and Stencildecorated Yellow Tin Tray, late 19th century, the oblong tray with central rectangular reserve stenciled with a fanciful bird amidst flowers on a contrasting black ground, the rest of the tray ornamented with undulating flowering vines against a yellow ground, (minor paint loss), 15 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. $400-600

214 Dome-top Box with Interior Decoration, America, early 19th century, the box covered with faint diamond pattern on black canvas, trimmed with brass-tack-studded black leather, with brass swing handle and latch, the interior ornamented with compass-drawn floral, circular, and heart designs, with faint ink inscriptions on either end: “Foster Feb. ---- 14 Ae 1826/The nightingale doth sweetly sing/to welcome in the cheerful Spring” and “Though so lovely and so fair a winding sheet we soon must wear,” ht. 5 3/4, wd. 10, dp. 6 in. $200-250

215 Silver Tankard, Jacobus Van der Spiegel, New York City, c. 1700, straight tapered sides on body with applied molded rim and base, with raised circular single-step lid with flat top, crenellated at the front, cast cocoon thumbpiece, five-segment cast hinge flanked by bands of wigglework, and a band of leaves, hollow C-curved handle with cast mask of a bearded face, the handle with engraved monograms “I*M” over “A*T,” and with maker’s marks “S/IV” in a trefoil, struck three times on the top of the lid, (imperfections), ht. 6 1/4 in., approx. 27 troy oz. Note: Similar tankards by this maker are in the collections at Yale University Art Gallery, Winterthur, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. $30,000-50,000

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216 Sterling Silver Kettle on Stand, London, 1737, spherical form kettle on a circular stand, joined by a tripod scrolled foliate burner support with removable circular burner, the kettle with scroll spout, scroll swing handle with mermaid mounts and wooden grip, the body ornamented with chased scroll and foliate rococo borders and two coats of arms in a scroll foliate cartouche, with hinged cover, “GS” maker’s mark, London, and date marks under base and burner, (imperfections), overall height with handle upright 14 in., approx. 74 troy oz. total, including handle. $1,000-1,500 217 Rococo Sterling Silver Salver, John Munns, London, 1754, flat circular tray with raised shaped rim ornamented with blossoms and foliage, raised on three paw feet, the bottom with engraved monogram “M*S” and impressed maker’s marks, ht. 1 1/8, dia. 6 7/8 in., approx. 10.5 troy oz. $500-700

218 Sterling Silver and Turned Wood-handled Sauce Pan, London, 1762, bulbous pot with a spout perpendicular to the turned wooden handle, with the initials “SG” engraved under the spout, “F [pellet] G” maker’s mark, London, and date marks struck on bottom, (dents to bowl, loss and crack to handle), overall ht. 6 in., approx. 12 troy oz. including handle. $400-600

219 Two Sterling Silver Tablespoons, Paul Revere, Jr., Boston, c. 1800, each with oval bowl and downturned fiddle handle with engraved “AH” monogram and “REVERE” maker’s mark, lg. 9 in., approx. 4 troy oz. total. Literature: Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, by Patricia E. Kane et al. (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), p. 795, the spoons bear Paul Revere, Jr.’s maker’s mark similar to examples C and D; see p. 833 which lists two tablespoons with the engraved monograms “AH” and referenced by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1906, no. 266 and 267. $3,000-5,000

220 Nine Coin Silver Serving Spoons, America, late 18th/early 19th century, fiddle-handle spoons with oval bowls, each with engraved monograms and impressed maker’s marks on the handles: four “J.BAILEY” in a rectangle, possibly John Bailey III (1787-1883), Maine and Massachusetts, three “B. PITMAN,” for Benjamin Pitman, Providence, Rhode Island, and two “B.H. TISDALE,” for Benjamin H. Tisdale, Newport, Rhode Island, lg. 8 1/4 to 9 1/4 in., approx. 14 troy oz. $200-300 221 Silver Sugar Bowl with Lid, Joseph Lownes, Philadelphia, c. 1775, circular urn-form body mounted on a pedestal flaring to a circular plinth on a square base, domed circular cover with pineapple finial, beaded bands on cover bowl rim, pedestal, and plinth, the bowl with engraved with a shield-shaped reserve outlined with a bowknot, bellflowers, and leafy branches, centered with the initials “DES,” and with two engraved inscriptions around the square base edge: “Presented to L.L.L. by D.S. Jr. Jan’y 1st 1875.,” and “D. & E.S. Married 1780,” maker’s marks struck four times on bottom, (loss of two leaves on pineapple, minor wear), ht. 9 1/2 in., approx. 7 troy oz. $800-1,200

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222 Silver and Mother-of-pearl Baby Rattle, England, 19th century, with repoussé and openwork silver bust of a jester or “Punch” character with silver bell tassels, mounted with a mother-of-pearl teething ring and pacifier, indistinct maker’s marks, lg. 6 3/4 in. $400-600 223 Silver Whistle and a Silver and Coral Baby Rattle, mid to late 19th century, the whistle possibly American, with embossed foliage and flower decoration, “L&S” maker’s marks, the rattle with London maker’s marks, and 1813 date mark, with coral pacifier, embossed foliage and flower decoration, and three pendant bells, (losses to both), lg. 1 3/4, 3 1/4 in. $300-500

224 Four-piece Silver Tea Set, Joseph Lownes, Philadelphia, c. 1800, coffeepot, teapot, open bowl, and creamer, each with paneled urn-shaped body on a rectangular base with chamfered corners, ornamented with a wide shoulder band with engraved panels of decoration: floral and foliate wreaths, urns, and two shields, the shield on one side centered with the initials “LL,” the other side with engraved date “1808,” (open bowl not dated), the lower body tapered, and encircled with a band of lapped acanthus leaves, the coffeepot and teapot with conforming leaf ornament around the ball finial and top of hinged domed lid, both with carved scroll wooden handles with leaf grip, the creamer with silver scrolled strap handle, impressed maker’s marks on bases, the coffeepot base with engraved inscription “Lydia Leaming Smith 1808, Henry Hollinsworth Smith 1869, James Rundle Smith 1903,” (minor imperfections), ht. 5 to 12 1/4 in., approx. 96.5 troy oz. including handles. $4,000-6,000

225 Two Coin Silver Mint Julep Cups, Henry Hudson, Louisville, Kentucky, c. 1841-55, tapered cylindrical form with molded rim and base with “L.E. McCann” engraved on the side, maker’s marks on base, ht. 3 3/4 in., approx. 11 troy oz. total. $400-600

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226 Six-piece Gorham Coin Silver Civil War Presentation Tea Set, Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1863, presented to Colonel and Mrs. Edward F. Noyes from the officers of the 39th Regiment of the Ohio Voluntary Infantry, February 15, 1863, comprising two teapots, coffeepot, covered sugar bowl, creamer, and a waste bowl, the vasiform vessels with cast butterfly finials on the lids, applied hollow, circular handles with applied flat leaves, the bodies decorated with round and oval reserves surrounded by laurel wreaths, and undulating vines, engraved with presentation inscriptions and monograms, with borders of leaf tip, lapped coin, flutes, and diamond diaper motifs, on molded, circular footed bases, maker’s marks and model no. 170 impressed on bottoms, ht. 2 5/8 to 9 7/8 in., approx. 115 troy oz. Note: The tea set was a wedding present from the 39th Ohio Infantry to Colonel Edward Follansbee Noyes (1832-1890), and his wife Margaret W. Proctor, who were married February 15, 1863, while the colonel was on leave from serving in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Though orphaned at a young age, Noyes, who was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, was raised by his grandfather in New Hampshire, where he apprenticed at the age of thirteen to a printer of a religious newspaper, was educated at a Kingston academy, and went on to graduate from Dartmouth College. He moved to Ohio to attend law school in Cincinnati. In the summer of 1861, Noyes helped organize the 39th Ohio Infantry, and was rewarded with a commission as its first major, and a few months later became the regiment’s colonel. In July of 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign at a battle at Ruff’s Mill, his ankle was severely wounded resulting with the amputation of his left leg. A few months later while still recuperating, he was breveted to the rank of brigadier general. After Noyes resigned the following April he went on to serve as probate judge of Hamilton County, Ohio, a two-year term as Governor from 1872–74, the Ohio Commissioner of the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1874, and served as Minister to France under president Rutherford B. Hayes, from 1877–81. $8,000-12,000

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The Cass Gilbert Dinner, photo credit: James Cummins Bookseller and Darren Winston, Bookseller

227 Sterling Silver Presentation Punch Bowl Commemorating the Opening of the F.W. Woolworth Building in New York City in 1913, Tiffany & Co., makers, New York, large, round, footed bowl with notched rim over a band with raised inscription in gold: “Presented to Cass Gilbert by Frank W. Woolworth as a Mark of Appreciation at the Formal Opening of the Woolworth Building on the 24th of April 1913,” over a border of alternating large and small pendant trefoils intercepted with a shield-shaped reserve with the raised gold monogram “CG” and ornamented with scrolled anthemion leaves, the bowl interior is centered with a chased depiction of the F.W. Woolworth building in its setting with surrounding buildings and trees, all supported on a round molded base, impressed maker’s marks on base, ht. 9 5/8, dia. 17 in., approx. 222 troy oz.; accompanying the bowl is a book produced as a record and souvenir of the gala held to open the Woolworth Building on April 24, 1913; among the records included therein are transcripts of remarks made by Woolworth and Gilbert, complete guest lists, menus, and portraits of figures involved with the building’s construction; it is enclosed in a custom-made clamshell box.

Note: Few pieces of design excited the early modern American imagination like Cass Gilbert’s skyscraper for F.W. Woolworth. Built in Manhattan as the tallest building in the world (792 feet tall), it literally pushed to new heights the frontiers of modern engineering and design. Referring to Woolworth’s success as a five-and-dime magnate, the New York Times would later call the building “the skyscraper built by the nickels of millions.” The 20th century archetype for the “American Dream” started his first shop with a few borrowed and saved dollars; by the time he commissioned Gilbert to design his corporate headquarters, he was personally worth many millions. Fittingly, the Woolworth Building has often been called a Cathedral of Commerce, and its design represented a uniquely American combination: Old World Gothic finery adorning a New World engineering marvel.

If the Woolworth building was the brash celebration of the Woolworth fortune, the Cass Gilbert presentation bowl was its genteel précis. It distilled the soaring exuberance of the world’s tallest skyscraper into an elegant statement of superlative design. In its arrangement and execution, the artists of Tiffany & Co. summarized Cass Gilbert’s architectural opus by isolating elements of neo-Gothic ornament for the bowl’s rim, combining delicate detail with the clean, modern lines of the bowl’s silhouette and surface. Inside, an engraved image of the Woolworth building appears on the bottom of the bowl, transforming the scale of the monumental structure into an image with the delicacy of a portrait miniature. $30,000-50,000

When its doors officially opened and the electric lights were turned on by President Wilson on April 25, 1913, the Woolworth Building hosted a legendary dinner, a grand affair which culminated in F.W. Woolworth’s presentation of this sterling silver punch bowl to his lauded architect, Cass Gilbert.

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228 China Trade School, 1830-1835 The Waterfront Hongs at Canton, China. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, showing the flags of France, America, Britain, and the Netherlands flying, and a dense cluster of junks and small boats in the water, 22 1/2 x 29 1/4 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, minor retouch, minor craquelure. Provenance: Probably descended through one of the shipbuilding or seafaring Briggs families of Massachusetts, to Dr. Lloyd Vernon Briggs (1863-1941), psychiatrist, historian, and author, who penned numerous papers and volumes in the field of psychiatry, and also historical books including a genealogy of the Briggs families; then by family descent to the consignor. $15,000-25,000

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229 China Trade School, 19th Century The Waterfront Hongs at Canton, China, 1847-1856. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 33 1/2 in., in original Chinese carved and lacquered wood frame. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch, craquelure. Provenance: Probably descended through one of the shipbuilding or seafaring Briggs families of Massachusetts, to Dr. Lloyd Vernon Briggs (1863-1941), psychiatrist, historian, and author, who penned numerous papers and volumes in the field of psychiatry, and also historical books including a genealogy of the Briggs families; then by family descent to the consignor. The back of the frame and stretcher retains three paper labels: two inscribed “L.V. Briggs 64 Beacon St., City� [Boston], and one indicating the painting was on loan to the Fogg Museum at Harvard. $15,000-25,000

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Portrait Miniature of a Chinese Woman. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in., in a later brass frame. Condition: Very good. $300-500

Portrait of a Ship Captain, with Distant Ship Flying an American Flag. Unsigned; the subject is a ship captain reportedly with the last name Derby, and is therefore likely the Revolutionary War patriot Captain John Derby (1741-1812), of Salem, Massachusetts. Oil on canvas, 48 x 38 in., in a period molded wood frame with carved gilt liner. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch to figure and background, craquelure, scattered paint loss.

Note: Captain John Derby was born in 1741 to a wealthy merchant family in Salem, Massachusetts. He gained fame during the American Revolution for delivering news to England of the Battle of Lexington and the beginnings of war across the Atlantic. He was part owner of a privateer vessel, raiding the English shipping fleets. On April 4, 1783, he brought news back to Salem announcing the signing of the Treaty of Paris, and the cessation of the hostilities between Britain and the United States. Provenance: By family descent from the original owner. $10,000-15,000

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232 Three Orange Fitzhugh Decorated Porcelain Vegetable Dishes with Covers, China, early 19th century, a single and a pair of cut-corner rectangular dishes with gilt cassia bud finials on domed covers, (one with rim chip), ht. 5 1/2 to 7, dia. to 10 1/2 in. $500-1,000

233 Chinese Export Porcelain Creamer Decorated with the Great Seal of the United States, 18th century, helmet-form creamer with simulated cane handle, the rim with a cobalt border with gilt foliate chain motif, with a polychrome enamel-painted Great Seal of the United States depicted under the spout, and an undulating blue flower border around the base, (minor enamel loss), ht. 5 1/8 in. Note: This creamer relates to (and is possibly from) a late 18th century tea service ordered and owned by Henry Smith, who went to Canton aboard the ship George Washington in 1794. Other pieces known to be from the service descended in the Brown family, of Providence, Rhode Island. Pieces related to that service are now owned by the Peabody Essex Museum, Washington & Lee University, and Winterthur. $800-1,200

234 Nine New York State Coat of Armsdecorated Chinese Export Porcelain Teacups and Saucers, late 18th century, each piece depicting the figures of Liberty and Justice and American shields flanking a round reserve centered with a gilt monogram, topped with a dove standing on a hemisphere, all above a pink banner, with gilt-starred cobalt blue and gilt lattice borders, comprising seven ruffle-rimmed tea bowls with nine matching saucers, and two handled teacups with similar decoration, (one tea bowl with repaired cracks, minor gilt wear), overall ht. 2 in. $800-1,200 235 Five Chinese Export Porcelain Table Items, late 18th/early 19th century, a large punch bowl with panels of gilt-decorated blue flowers and birds bordered with gilt and iron red geometric scroll borders, intercepted with fruiting vines, with flower bordered rim; a punch bowl decorated around the sides with baroque bordered images of court figures and landscapes, the interior centered with a vase of flowers; a plate with pseudo-armorial shield, with floral garland rim decoration; and a matching tea bowl and saucer with borders of floral sprigs in ovals, (the smaller punch bowl with old repairs), ht. 1 1/8 to 5 1/2, dia. 3 1/4 to 13 3/8 in. $400-600

236 Partial Set of Chinese Export Porcelain Plates with a Matching Platter, late 18th/ early 19th century, the centers decorated with vases of flowers and a censer, the rims with rococo/trellis borders, comprising a oblong platter with chamfered corners, sixteen octagonal dinner plates, six salad plates, and a soup plate, (imperfections), dia. 7 5/8 to 16 1/2 in. $800-1,200 237 Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Plate, c. 1770, octagonal, the center with polychrome decoration depicting the arms of Renny, with spearhead and floral borders, (imperfections), dia. 8 5/8 in. $400-600 238 Pair of Octagonal Chinese Export Armorial Plates, c. 1780, centered with an armorial shield, with flower sprig rim borders, (rim repairs), dia. 8 1/2 in. $300-400 239 Four Chinese Export Porcelain Drinking Vessels, late 18th/early 19th century, with enamel and gilt decoration, including three mugs: one decorated with a polychrome vase of flowers and flower sprigs, with floral chain and beaded borders, one with blue and gilt pseudo-armorial mantling, and flower sprigs, (rim chip), and one with rococo armorial crest, and flower blossoms; and a small two-handled cup with blue and gilt flower sprigs, (minor enamel and gilt wear), ht. 3 to 6 in. $300-350 240 Figural-decorated Oval Footed Chinese Export Porcelain Bowl, early 19th century, the sides with enamel decoration depicting the Eight Immortal figures, ht. 3, dia. 10 1/2 in. $400-600 241 Blue Fitzhugh Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain Oval Tureen and Platter, early 19th century, the tureen with large blossom finial on the cover, and reeded entwined strap handles with foliate terminals, tureen ht. 11, dia. 15, 17 1/4 in. $600-800 242 Assembled Group of Blue Fitzhugh Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain Tableware, early 19th century, a large oval platter, nine shallow bowls or soup plates, four cups, and six saucers, twenty items total, (rim chips), dia. 6 1/8 to 14 1/2 in. $400-600

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243 Brass-mounted Rose Medallion Porcelain Covered Jar, China, 19th century, balusterform jar with gilt foo dog finial on domed cover with shaped brass straps with hinge and lock applied to the cover, neck, and shoulder, and four gilt mask devices applied to the shoulder, overall ht. 17 in. $1,000-1,500

244 Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Oval Covered Platters, late 18th/early 19th century, probably made for the English or European market, the domed covers with gilded bud-form knops, the cover and plate rims with orange borders with scrolled leaves and oval reserves depicting crowns and implements of war, (one knop loose), ht. 5 1/4, overall dia. 13 1/2 in. $600-800

245 Nest of Three Leaf-form Floral-decorated Chinese Export Porcelain Dishes, late 19th century, decorated with polychrome flowers and leaves with gilt chain border, ht. 2 to 3 1/2, dia. 9 to 12 3/4 in. $400-600 246 Rose Medallion Porcelain Punch Bowl, China, late 19th century, (minor wear), ht. 6, dia. 14 3/4 in. $600-800 247 Ten Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Canton Pattern Table Items, late 19th century, four assembled graduating chamfered rectangular platters, a deep cutcorner bowl, a small oblong covered dish, three saucers, and a small round dish, ht. to 4 1/2, dia. 2 3/4 to 19 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

248 Twenty Assorted Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Table Items, 19th century, an assembled group of eight soup plates with waterway and floral decorations, an assembled group of ten small plates decorated with a similar landscape design, an oblong platter decorated in the Nanking pattern with baroque and butterfly border rim design, and a shallow oval armorial vegetable dish, (minor imperfections), dia. 6 3/8 to 16 in. $300-500 249 Canton Porcelain Cut-corner Bowl and Twelve Small Plates, China, late 19th century, bowl ht. 4 3/4, dia. 10 1/4; twelve assembled Canton decorated plates, dia. 5 7/8 to 7 1/8 in. $300-500 250 Five Canton Porcelain Items, China, late 19th century, four table items: an oval covered serving dish, shallow square serving dish, leafform dish, and a cut-corner tile; and a covered soap dish with drainer insert, ht. 1 3/8 to 4 1/2, dia. 4 7/8 to 10 3/4 in. $300-500 251 Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Covered Tureen and Large Platter, 19th century, covered tureen in the Nanking pattern with floriform knop and entwined reeded strap handles, the oblong platter with baroque shaped and decorated rim centered with a landscape with deer, (imperfections), tureen ht. 8 1/4, dia. 11 1/2, platter 14 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. ` $1,000-1,500 252 Chinese Export School, Late 19th Century Pair of Paintings of Western-garbed Women Wearing Straw Hats. Unsigned. Gouache on glass, 18 1/2 x 12 1/2 in., in original Chinese molded wood frames. Condition: Minor paint losses and retouch. $800-1,200

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253 Classical Carved and Caned Mahogany Sofa, probably West Indies, c. 1830, with veneered arms, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 36, lg. 90, dp. 22, seat ht. with cushion 19 in. $1,200-1,500 254 Attributed to Clarissa (Peters) Russell (Massachusetts, 1809-1854) Portrait Miniature of Little Girl with Her Cat and Dog. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, possibly posthumously painted, depicting the blond-hair, blue-eyed girl wearing a white dress with blue ribbons tied at her shoulders, with a shoe and stocking on one foot, the other shoe resting on the patterned floor, she is holding a white rose, from which she has plucked a petal, and from which three petals and a leaf have fallen onto her dress, and she is seated on a green cushion, with a gray tabby cat in the right foreground playfully holding one paw up, and a little brown dog in the left foreground holding a small basket in his mouth, the background with a red drape on the left, revealing a cloudy sky, and a white rosebush on the right, (small crack l.l.), sight size 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in., in a period hinged brown thermoplastic case with red velvet pad. $8,000-12,000

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255 Esteria Butler (American, 1814-1891) Pair of Portrait Miniatures of the Artist’s Sister and Brother-in-Law, Almira and James B. Fillebrown, at the Time of their Marriage. Both portraits signed, dated, and the subjects identified on the reverse, the woman’s portrait is inscribed “Almira Butler Fillebrown/Painted by Esteria Butler1832/ Aged 18/Winthrop, Maine”; the gentleman’s portrait is similarly inscribed with the exception of his name, (both are aged 18). Watercolor on ivory, 3 x 2 1/2 in., mounted together in a hinged thermoplastic case. Condition: The ivory plaque the gentleman is painted on is bowed on right and left sides. Literature: According to a privately printed 1908 genealogy, The Family of Rev. John Butler, by Charles Bowdoin Fillebrown, the artist Esteria Butler, and the female subject portrayed, Almira Butler Fillebrown, were two of fourteen children of the Rev. John Butler (1789-1856) and his wife Nancy (nee Payne, 1788-1857). The Reverend was the first ordained pastor at the Baptist church in Hanover, Massachusetts, in 1810, and served there until 1824, when the family moved to Waterville, Maine, where Reverend Butler was installed as the first pastor at the Baptist church at East Winthrop, Maine, in 1825. It

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was there that he established a school for young ladies. The Butler daughters attended the school, and Esteria excelled in painting on ivory. She painted portrait miniatures of herself and most of the members of her family, many of them portrayed in the book Reminiscences of East Winthrop, by William Harrison Parlin, including the pair offered here. On August 15, 1837, Esteria married Professor Jonathan Everett Farnam, LL.D., in Waterville, Maine, where he was a tutor at Waterville (later Colby) College. In 1839 he became a member of the faculty of Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, where some years later he established a seminary for young ladies. Esteria shared with her husband the charge over the young ladies, teaching drawing and painting. The couple had three daughters. Esteria died December 23, 1891, at the age of 77 and was buried at Georgetown. $3,000-5,000


256 American School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Little Girl with Her Pet Bird. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on ivory, dia. 4 1/8 in., in a later round giltbrass frame. Condition: Varnished, possible areas of retouch. $600-800 257 American School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman Wearing a Blue Coat with Brass Buttons. Unsigned. Gouache and pencil on paperboard, oval bust-length portrait, the subject possibly a seaman, 3 5/8 x 3 in., in a period pressed gilt-brass frame. Condition: Smudge u.r. background, minor paint loss. $400-500 258 American School, 19th Century Pair of Portrait Miniatures of a Young Man and Woman. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, c. 1830s, oval portraits, 2 1/2 x 2 in. in matching black-lacquered wood frames. Condition: The man’s frame split at u.c., otherwise very good. $400-600 254

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Portrait Miniature of a Young Gentleman. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in., in an oval gilt-brass pendant case. Condition: Ivory slightly bowed on left side, otherwise very good. $300-500

Portrait Miniature of a Man with Upswept Hair. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 5 1/2 x 3 5/8 in., in a later wood frame. Condition: Toning, minor foxing, two pinholes in u.c. background. $800-1,200

260 American School, 19th Century Pair of Portraits of Sarah H. Stevenson and Mr. Stevenson. Unsigned, the sitters identified in inscriptions on the reverse and on the back of the frame as being from “Argle, N.Y.” Watercolor and graphite on paper, 14 x 10 in., framed. Condition: Subtle mat stain on one, otherwise good. $2,000-3,000 261 Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (French/Australian, 1804-1860) Pair of Family Portrait Miniatures. Signed and dated “C.H.T. Costantini 1856” l.r. Watercolor on paper, mother/daughter and father/son portraits, 6 3/4 x 5 3/4 in., in matching molded rosewood frames with gilt liners. Condition: Minor toning and foxing. $400-600

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263 American School, 19th Century Pair of Husband and Wife Portrait Miniatures. Unsigned. Watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paper, 5 5/8 x 4 1/2 in., in matching period molded mahogany frames. Condition: Toning, minor foxing. $800-1,200 264 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Young Man with Books and Writing Materials. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, sight size 7 x 6 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, light foxing, not examined out of frame. $200-300

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265 Silhouette Portrait of a Young Man, America, c. 1830s, hollow-cut head and jacket with penciled details to hair, stock, and jacket collar, the name “Rufus Augustus Hitchcock” inscribed in ink on the back panel of the frame, (minor toning and foxing), 3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in., in a period mahogany frame. Note: The subject is reportedly Rufus Augustus Hitchcock, born May 2, 1813, in Cheshire, Connecticut, who was a clockmaker by trade, and father of William Augustus Hitchcock (1844-1864), a Civil War soldier who fought in the Battle of Antietam, was captured by the Confederate army, and died at 20 years of age at the Andersonville prison, Sumter County, Georgia. $300-500

266 Federal Inlaid and Glazed Walnut Corner Cupboard, probably York County, Pennsylvania, c. 1790-1810, the cockbeaded case in two sections, the upper section with interior of two scalloped shelves, the lower section with pullout work surface and valanced skirt joining flaring French feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 72 1/2, overall wd. 50, interior dp. 22 in. $4,000-6,000


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267 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Sideboard, probably Baltimore, Maryland, c. 1795-1800, the central drawer above an arch and flanking square tapering legs inlaid with stringing and flowers, and hinged doors centering a circular patera bordered by stringing and geometric banding, replaced brass pulls, refinished, (restoration), ht. 37 3/4, wd. 62 1/2, dp. 23 in. $4,000-6,000 268 Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany Shield-back Side Chair, probably Baltimore, c. 1790-1800, the center splat inlaid with bellflowers, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 37 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. $1,000-1,500 269 Federal String-inlaid Mahogany Butler’s Desk, Middle Atlantic States, c. 1810-15, the case of four drawers, the topmost with twodrawer facade and fold-down writing surface, opening to central prospect door flanked by drawers and valanced compartments, replaced brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 41 1/4, wd. 40, dp. 19 1/4 in. $600-800

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270 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Card Table, coastal Massachusetts, c. 1795, the skirt with a central inlaid oval in a mitered frame, on waterleaf-carved, ring-turned, reeded legs, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 3/4, wd. 36, dp. 17 3/4 in. $1,500-2,000

271 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 1810-15, the string-inlaid and banded frame with half-engaged leaf-carved, fluted, reeded, tapering legs, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 3/4, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 18 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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272 Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany Serpentine Card Table, possibly Massachusetts, c. 1815, the vase- and ringturned, reeded legs joined by a cockbeaded and crossbanded skirt, (minor imperfections and minor repairs), ht. 29 3/4, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 17 in. Note: Branded “W SAWYER� on swing leg and back. $800-1,200

273 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Boston, possibly the work of John and Thomas Seymour, c. 1804-10, refinished, replaced embossed oval brasses, (imperfections), ht. 36 1/2, case wd. 39 3/4, dp. 22 in. $1,500-2,500

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274 Diminutive Federal Mahogany and Tiger Maple Inlaid Sideboard, probably Massachusetts, c. 1800-10, the central hinged door centering inlaid carnations flanked by two short drawers and one drawer with a two-drawer facade, all with border of stringing, crossbanding, and cockbeading, on conformingly inlaid square double-tapering legs, old brass pulls, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 39 1/2, wd. 47 3/4, dp. 22 in.

275 Federal Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Inlaid Tambour Desk, New England, c. 1800, the tambour doors open to an interior of four drawers and flanking valanced compartments, old brass pulls, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 45 1/4, wd. 39, dp. 19 in. $1,000-1,200

Provenance: Lloyd Cabot Briggs, then by family descent to the consignor. $3,000-5,000

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276 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Bowfront Bureau, New England or New York, c. 1810, the case of four cockbeaded graduated drawers with inlaid stringing on flaring French feet, old brasses appear to be original, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 35 1/2, wd. 41 1/2, dp. 22 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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277 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Sideboard, c. 1800, the serpentine top centering two flower-filled cornucopias, on conforming case of central long drawer above a floral-inlaid arch and concave medial shelf all flanked by drawers, the right most with two-drawer facade, the legs inlaid with stringing and bellflowers, (imperfections and restoration), ht. 37 1/4, wd. 64 1/2, dp. 29 in. $1,500-2,000

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278 Federal Mahogany Pembroke Table, New England, c. 1805-10, the serpentine top with square corners, (minor repairs), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 35 3/4, dp. closed 18 1/2 in. $800-1,200


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279 Federal Inlaid Birch Bowfront Bureau, northern New England, c. 1810, the cockbeaded drawers centering wavy birch inlaid ovals bordered by diamond stringing and mitered panels, all within crossbanded borders, on an inlaid base with slightly flaring French feet, old replaced brasses marked “PATENT,� refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 39, case wd. 38 1/2, dp. 19 3/4 in. $25,000-35,000

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280 Federal Carved and Wavy Birch Inlaid Mahogany Chest of Drawers, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1810-20, the case of cockbeaded drawers and elliptic front with flanking quarter-engaged, ring-turned, reeded posts ending in vase- and ring-turned legs, replaced brass pulls, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 37 1/2, wd. 43 3/4, dp. 21 1/2 in.

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Note: Branded “L. BARNES� in several places, for Lewis Barnes. According to Brock Jobe, Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast (SPNEA, 1993), p. 426, Lewis Barnes (1776-1856) was born Jacobi Ludwig Baarnhielm in Sweden, and migrated to Salem at the age of fourteen. He became a successful merchant and sea captain, owning stakes in the Recovery and the Lewis, and lived on Islington Street. $8,000-12,000

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281 Deacon Robert Peckham (Massachusetts, 1785-1877) Portrait of a Mother and Child, c. 1835. Unsigned. Oil on wood panel, 30 x 24 1/2 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor retouch, otherwise very good.

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Note: Born in Petersham, Massachusetts, the deacon was an artist and abolitionist active in Bolton and later Westminster, where his home, a stop on the underground railroad, still stands. Before 1828, when he was appointed Deacon of the Westminster First Congregation, he seems to have been active as a house and ornamental painter. After 1828, he concentrated on portraiture, which, in his use of outlining and decorative patterning, shows the strong influence of his early training in trade. His work is also characterized by precise attention to details of dress, artifacts, and setting. $20,000-30,000

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282 Cherry Candlestand with Drawer, probably Connecticut, c. 1800, circular top on vaseand ring-turned support on tripod cabriole leg base, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 25, dia. 15 in. $700-900

284 Federal Cherry Tilt-top Candlestand, Connecticut, early 19th century, the tripod base of cabriole legs with carved pinwheel knees and arris pad feet, refinished, ht. 26 3/4, wd. 19, dp. 18 in. $800-1,200

283 Federal Cherry Bowfront Chest of Drawers, probably Connecticut River Valley, the top with banded edge above four cockbeaded graduated drawers with mahogany banding, on cutout base joining French feet, (minor restoration), ht. 37 3/4, case wd. 40 1/2, dp. 21 1/2 in. $800-1,200

285 Federal Mahogany Candlestand, Connecticut, c. 1810, the circular top on vase- and ring-turned post on tripod base of cabriole legs on arris pad feet on platforms, (minor imperfections), ht. 24, dia. 17 1/4 in. $400-600

286 Set of Six Painted and Stencil-decorated Fancy Chairs, John T. Loring, Middle Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts, splats with cornucopia design, faux tiger maple painted seats, (minor paint wear), ht. 34 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. Note: The bottom of each chair is labeled “WARRANTED/CHAIRS,/Made and Sold, wholesale and retail, by/John T. Loring/Middle Street, Newburyport, Mass.� $1,500-2,500

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287 White-painted and Freehand Seashell and Leaf-decorated Dressing Table, New England, c. 1830, the scrolled backboard above two short drawers with projecting top and long drawer below, all on vase- and ringturned legs, replaced brass pulls, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 38 1/2 (not including backboard), wd. 35, dp. 18 1/2 in. $600-800

288 Federal Red-painted Maple and Pine Canopy Bed, New England, c. 1810-15, the arched frame on vase- and ring-turned reeded headposts, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 82 1/2, wd. 53 3/4, lg. 72 in. $1,500-2,500

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289 Federal Carved Cherry and Flame Birch and Mahogany Veneer Card Table, New England, c. 1810-15, the serpentine top with ovolo corners and half-serpentine ends, on turned and reeded legs joining a conformingly shaped skirt inlaid with flame birch panels, stringing, and mahogany banding, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 38, dp. 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

290 Federal Tiger Maple Tall Post Bed, probably New England, c. 1820-25, with vase- and ring-turnings, and scrolled and paneled headboard, refinished, (lacks tester or canopy), ht. 65 3/4, wd. 41, lg. 72 1/2 in. $800-1,200 291 Federal Tiger Maple Pembroke Table, New England, c. 1810, old surface, the legs chamfered on the inside and joined by crossstretchers, ht. 26 1/4, closed wd. 32, dp. 18 in. $1,000-1,500 292 Federal Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer Work Table, New England, early 19th century, the octagonal top on conforming base with diagonally placed, square, tapering legs with compartmented drawer and bag drawer below, refinished, ht. 28 1/4, wd. 20 1/2, dp. 15 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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293 Federal Cherry Inlaid Bowfront Bureau, New England, c. 1810-15, the case of four cockbeaded graduated drawers on flaring French feet, original oval brasses with dove with olive branch lettered “PEACE” (imperfections), ht. 36, wd. 37 1/2, dp. 21 1/2 in. $600-800


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294 Federal Cherry and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Bowfront Chest of Drawers, southeastern New England, c. 1810, the four cockbeaded drawers on cutout base inlaid with tiger maple banding, brasses appear to be original, refinished, ht. 37, wd. 39 1/2, dp. 22 1/4 in. $600-800

296 Federal Carved Gilt-gesso Mirror, c. 182025, the molded cresting with spherule drops, above a frieze centering a shell and flanking lion’s heads, the eglomisé tablet showing a sailing ship in a harbor, flanked by engaged ring-turned columns, (imperfections), ht. 40, wd. 23 3/4 in. $1,200-1,500

295 Mahogany Veneer Inlaid and Gilt-gesso Mirror, America or England, c. 1800, the swan’s neck cresting centering a flower-filled urn, on inlaid mitered frame with flanking feathered drops and gilt liner, (imperfections), ht. overall 41, wd. 18 in. $600-800

297 Federal Mahogany Veneer and Eglomisé Mirror, New England, c. 1815-20, the molded cornice above a reeded frame enclosing a tablet showing the sea battle between the Frolic and the Wasp, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 26 3/4 in. $600-800

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298 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing a Fancy Lace Bonnet and Collar, c. 1835. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, the woman attired in a ruffled white bonnet with blue ribbons, a fichu trimmed with lace over her dark brown velvet dress and several pieces of jewelry, she leans on a marble-top table that holds her basket of needlework, knitting needles, and a skein of yarn, 36 x 29 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, minor retouch, otherwise good. $3,000-5,000

299 American School, 19th Century Double Portrait of Two Children. Unsigned, a label on the stretcher with indistinct inscriptions, appears to be dated 1830. Oil on canvas, 35 3/4 x 29 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, craquelure with retouch, scattered repaint. $1,800-2,200

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300 Needlework Family Register, executed by Elizabeth Wilder (1811-1873), Lancaster, Massachusetts, c. 1822, stitched with silk threads on a linen ground depicting the vital statistics of Sawyer Wilder (1779-1837), Hannah Bailey (1777-1846), and their seven children, under an arch inscribed “Family Register” over a spreadwing eagle, American shield, and “Elizabeth Wilder” in large letters, flanked by columns on plinths encircled with flowering vines, one plinth set with a cornucopia, two birds, and a heart, under the plinths are little scenes with a bird in a landscape, the top, bottom, and sides further embellished with large blossoms, flowering vines, and sawtooth borders, (minor toning and fading), 21 x 17 in. (sight), in a period molded giltwood frame.

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Note: The Wilder name is among some of the earliest of those who settled in Worcester County in the town of Lancaster, Massachusetts. Four generations are listed in the early records beginning in 1673, until Sawyer Wilder married Hannah Bailey on January 1, 1804, and began the fifth generation of the family in Lancaster. Elizabeth, their fourth child, stitched this sampler. She married Luther Allen May who was born on January 8, 1808, in Sterling, Massachusetts, a town that split from Lancaster in 1781. It is not known if they had any children. $3,000-5,000

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301 Needlework Sampler, “Wrought by Elizabeth McKendry/Milton/July 20th 1821 AE 11 years,” Massachusetts, stitched with silk threads on a linen ground, depicting a central reserve with rows of alphabets over a basket of flowers flanked by a pious verse, potted flowering plants forming the border on three sides, (fading, toning), 16 3/4 x 17 3/4 in., in a later molded wood frame. $400-600


302 Needlework Sampler, “REBECCA TARBOX BORN SEPTEMBER THE 30 1739,” Wenham, Massachusetts, stitched with silk threads on a linen ground, with Rebecca’s signature and birth date above alphabets and the verses “REBECCA TARBOX IS MY NAME AND ENGLAND IS MY NATION/WENHAM IS MY DWELLING PLACE AND CHRIST IS MY SALVATION” and “WHEN I AM DEAD AND LADE IN GRAVE AND ALL MY BONES ARE ROTTEN/WHEN THIS YOU SEE REMEMBE[R] ME THAT I BE NOT FORGOTTEN,” and a panel depicting a scene with sheep, and birds perched in trees, the top and bottom with undulating line borders, (fading, toning), 13 1/2 x 11 1/2 in., in a later molded giltwood frame.

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Note: Rebecca Tarbox was born September 30, 1739, the daughter of Samuel Tarbox, Jr., and his wife Mary (Cue). Rebecca married Josiah Moulton, a blacksmith, in 1767; they resided in Salem and had a daughter. During the Revolutionary War, it is reported that Josiah died in an engagement between a letter of Marque, on which he served, and a British frigate. He was shot just outside Salem Harbor when a ball struck a jackknife in his pea jacket pocket and drove it into his side. He died as he was landed on the wharf in Salem. $250-450 303 Needlework Sampler, executed by Sarah (Sally) Weston, Dilworthtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, c. 1800, worked in silk threads on a linen ground, depicting rows of alphabets over the names of Sarah’s parents and six siblings above a scene with a yellow house, pine tree, flowering tree, a bird, a rose bush, and strawberries, (scattered background losses, fading, toning, light staining), 16 1/4 x 14 in., in a molded tiger maple frame. Note: Sarah (Sally) Weston was born June 19, 1785, the first child of seven born to William and Hannah (Hall) Weston. William (1760-1834) and Hannah (1763-1832), were born in England and at some point emigrated to America, married January 27, 1785, and resided in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where William ran the Dilworthtown Inn. It is reported that William served in the Revolutionary War and carried the first flag in a Revolutionary War battle at the Battle of Brandywine, according to their granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Fritz (daughter of Sarah’s sister Elizabeth), in the Lineage Book: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 37, p. 173, and in a c. 1900 interview also with Mrs. Fritz in the Daily Local News, dated September 11, 1900, in an article titled “Stars and Stripes at Brandywine.” $300-500

304 Mahogany Timepiece, probably Massachusetts, c. 1800-10, the slightly convex engraved brass dial centering an alarm wheel, with a brass weight-driven movement, refinished, (alterations), overall ht. 38 in. Provenance: According to the consignor, this timepiece descended in the family of Reverend George Murillo Bartol (1820-1906) and Elizabeth H. Washburn, by 1856, Lancaster, Massachusetts; then to Mary Bartol (d. 1942); then to Mary’s niece in the Cabot family; then by descent in the Cabot family to the present owner.

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305 Federal Cherry Inlaid Shelf Clock, Joseph Loring, Sterling, Massachusetts, 1805-10, white-painted and gilt iron kidney dial lettered “JOSEPH LORING,” with a brass, eightday, weight-driven movement, refinished, (restoration), ht. 37, wd. 12 3/4, dp. 5 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

306 Federal Birch Tall Case Clock, Joseph Chadwick, Boscawen, New Hampshire, c. 1820, the painted iron dial with a bird in the arch and gilt spandrels, with calendar aperture and seconds hand, inscribed “Joseph Chadwick Boscawen,” and eight-day, brass, weight-driven movement, old refinish, (restoration), ht. 87 in. $3,000-5,000

307 Mahogany Gothic Steeple on Steeple Clock, Birge and Fuller, Bristol, Connecticut, 1844-1848, the door with reverse-painted tablet opening to white-painted zinc dial and brass double fusee-driven movement stamped “Birge and Fuller Bristol Conn. USA,” refinished, the tablets appear to be original, ht. 25 1/4 in. Note: Interior overpainted label of J.J. Beals & Co.’s Clock Establishment Boston. $1,500-2,500

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308 Mahogany Veneer Banjo Timepiece, New England, c. 1820, the pendulum box with tablet showing the “Capture of the Frolic,� ht. 31 1/2 in. $800-1,200 309 Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Banjo Timepiece, New England, early 19th century, with white-painted dial housing an eightday, weight-powered movement, the throat and pendulum box with mahogany panels, replaced finial, (imperfections), ht. 33 1/2 in. $600-700

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310 Reverse-painted Glass Banjo Timepiece Tablet Depicting a Historic Sea Battle, America, early 19th century, polychromepainted scene on oblong glass panel with gilt borders and lettering, depicting the action at sea between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, titled below in gilt letters, 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. $200-250

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311 Classical Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Secretaire à Abattant, probably Boston, c. 1820-25, the rectangular top with hidden drawer above a spring-loaded drop-front revealing compartments and five drawers, with cupboard section below opening to a shelf, all flanked by freestanding columns continuing to turned feet, (minor imperfections), ht. 58 1/4, top wd. 39 1/2, dp. 20 1/2 in. Literature: For a stylistically similar piece, see Classical Taste in America, Wendy A. Cooper, p. 163, pl. 120. $1,000-1,500

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312 Federal Mahogany Étagère with Drawer, possibly Massachusetts, c. 1825, on casters, secondary woods pine and ash, (minor imperfections), ht. to top 50, wd. 18, dp. 13 1/2 in. $800-1,200

314 Blue and White Transferware Staffordshire Pottery Jug, England, early 19th century, pearlware jug decorated with a herd of deer in a landscape, with floral borders, (minor spout chip), ht. 8 1/8 in. $400-600

313 Staffordshire Pottery Blue Transferware Bowl and an Ironstone Compote, England, 19th century, a large bowl with everted rim centered with a large bee skep in a flower garden and a young man waving his hat aloft, with flower borders on the rim and exterior medial band, (minor glaze loss on rim), ht. 5, dia. 13; and a round, lobed, footed compote with handles, with chinoiserie waterway scenes and floral decoration, and “MASON’S Ironstone China” backstamp, ht. 6 1/2, dia. 10 7/8 in. $250-350

315 Floral-decorated Bristol Pottery Pearlware Pitcher, “Carter & Pountney Bristol Pottery,” England, early 19th century, the sides ornamented with an assortment of handpainted enamel flowers and the inscription “God speed the” over a depiction of a plow, which is inscribed “Carter & Pountney Bristol Pottery,” (repairs, scattered enamel wear), ht. 9 3/4 in. $600-800

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316 Staffordshire Pottery Pitcher with Grapevine Enamel Decoration, England, early 19th century, bulbous creamware pitcher with hand-painted grapevines on rim and shoulder, (minor glaze wear), ht. 9 7/8 in. $300-500 317 Classical Carved Gilt-gesso Overmantel Mirror, New England, c. 1820-25, the deep cove-molded frame with applied leaf spandrels enclosing the three-part glass, original gilding, (minor imperfections), ht. 30 1/2, wd. 59 in. $1,000-1,500 318 Classical Carved Gilt-gesso Mirror, probably New England, c. 1820, the molded cornice with acorn drop pendants above the tablet with applied grape and vine panel, flanked by spiral-carved engaged posts with reeded ebonized liner, original surface, ht. 38 3/4 in. $400-600

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319 Classical Gilt-gesso Split-baluster Mirror, New England, c. 1825-30, the frame with applied eagle and shield panels, with tablet showing an elegantly dressed lady against a draped backdrop, ht. 37, wd. 18 1/2 in. $600-800 320 Diminutive Empire Mahogany and Bird’seye Maple Veneer Chest, America or England, early 19th century, bird’s-eye maple crossbanding on the hinged lid on rectangular well, overhanging four drawers with bird’seye maple veneer fronts, with gilt-brass lion mask and ring drawer pulls, flanked by turned columns, with recessed panels on the sides, raised on ball feet, ht. 19 3/4, wd. 15, dp. 8 1/2 in. $800-1,200

321 Pair of Gilt-bronze Argand Lamps, manufactured by “JOHN B. JONES BOSTON,” second quarter 19th century, each with urn-form fonts on a baluster shaft supporting a single arm with burner, on a round beaded and weighted base, accompanied by frosted colorless wheelcut glass shades in a looping and punty-cut pattern, with brass manufacturer’s tag, ht. 14, dia. to 10 1/4 in. $800-1,200

322 Colorless Blown and Tooled Engraved Glass Celery Vase, possibly Pittsburgh, early 19th century, the vase with superimposed gather around the base tooled into flutes, joined by a stem with medial knop with disk base, the sides engraved with swags, tassels, and blossoms, ht. 8 3/8 in. $200-400

323 Pair of Sandwich Blue and Clambroth Pressed Acanthus Leaf Pattern Glass Candlesticks, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 184065, ht. 9 3/8 in. $300-500 324 Cobalt Blue Blown Three-mold Creamer and Pressed Pattern Sidewheeler Salt, America, mid-19th century, the creamer with threaded neck and raised heart designs and applied handle, the sidewheeler salt by Stourbridge Flint Glass Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (Neal BT 2), (chips on salt), ht. 3 7/8, 1 1/2 in. $400-600

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325 Pair of Rockingham-glazed Pottery Lions, America or England, mid to late 19th century, standing figures facing right and left, modeled with one paw raised on a ball, and set on a rectangular plinth, ht. 8 1/2, wd. 5, lg. 11 1/4 in. $400-600

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326 Pair of Grain-painted and Gilt-stenciled Fancy Chairs, probably New England, c. 1825, the turned crest rails above doublecornucopia splats, and ring-turned legs joined by stretchers, ht. 34, seat ht. 18 in. $300-500


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Currier & Ives and Other Lithographs

327 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907)

328 Nathaniel Currier, publisher (American, 1813-1888)

TROLLING FOR BLUE FISH., 1866 (Conningham, 6158). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 21 7/8 x 31 3/8 in., in a period molded mahogany frame with gilt liner. Condition: Margins 1 5/8 in. or more, toning, acid stains, moisture stains to margins, minor foxing.

American Winter Scenes. Morning., 1854 (Conningham, 208). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with handcoloring on paper, sheet size 22 1/2 x 29 3/8 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Margins 2 1/2 in. or more, toning, acid burn from previous backing, minor foxing, and light abrasions.

Note: This lithograph ranks no. 10 in the original “Best 50,” and no. 17 in the “New Best 50” large folio. $1,000-1,500

Provenance: Retains a Kennedy & Co., New York, label from a previous framing, mounted on the backing paper. Note: This lithograph ranks no. 30 in the original “Best 50,” and no. 25 in the “New Best 50,” large folio. $1,000-1,500

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AMERICAN FARM SCENES No. 4., 1853 (Conningham, 136). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with handcoloring on paper, sheet size 20 7/8 x 26 7/8 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Margins 1 1/2 in. or more, repaired margin tears, loss u.l. corner, minor toning.

HUSKING., 1861 (Conningham, 3008). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 26 x 31 3/4 in., in a later blackpainted molded oak frame. Condition: Margins 2 1/4 in. or more, paper laid down onto rice paper, repaired tears, one into image u.c., scattered stains and repaired losses to margins, minor toning.

CAMPING IN THE WOODS. “A Good Time Coming.,” 1863 (Conningham, 773). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 22 1/4 x 29 7/8 in., in a period bird’s-eye maple frame. Condition: The color bright and strong, margins 1 1/8 in. or more, repaired tear c.l., 1 3/8 in. into image, three repaired margin tears, hidden by mat, toning, moisture stains to margins, bleached streak u.l. $1,500-2,500

Provenance: Retains a Kennedy & Co., New York, label from a previous framing of the lithograph, mounted on the backing paper. Note: This lithograph ranks no. 13 in the original “Best 50,” and no. 8 in the “New Best 50,” large folio. $1,000-1,500

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Note: This lithograph ranks no. 1 in the original “Best 50” and no. 3 in the “New Best 50,” large folio. $1,000-1,500

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A Home in the Wilderness., 1870 (Conningham 2861). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Small folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 in., in a period molded bird’s-eye maple frame with gilt liner. Condition: Margins 5/8 in. or more, minor tear, small tear on u.r. edge, minor creases to u.l. and l.l. margins.

THE CELEBRATED TROTTING MARE “LADY THORN...” with four lines of pedigrees, 1866 (Conningham, 919). Identified in inscription in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 24 1/8 x 32 7/8 in., in a later bird’seye maple veneer and ripple-carved wood frame. Condition: Good, margins 3 1/4 in. or more, minor toning, small surface abrasion u.r. margin. $1,000-1,500

Note: This print ranks no. 17 in the “New Best 50,” small folio. $400-600

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FROZEN UP., 1872 (Conningham, 2155). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Small folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in., in a period molded bird’s-eye maple frame. Condition: Margins 5/8 in. or more, light toning, repaired tear l.l. margin, loss to margin corner l.r.

ETHAN ALLEN AND MATE AND DEXTER. 1867 (Conningham, 1757). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 20 1/2 x 29 1/4 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Margins 1 in. or more, toning, repaired tears into image cl. and u.r., three margin tears, toning, light foxing, acid stains. $1,000-1,500

Note: This lithograph ranks no. 18 in the “New Best 50,” small folio. $400-600

336 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 1857-1907), Heppenheimer & Maurer, lithographers RYSDYK’S HAMBLETONIAN, 1876 (Conningham, 5273). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with handcoloring on paper, sheet size 24 3/4 x 33 1/8 in., in a later black-painted molded wood frame. Condition: Margins 2 1/8 in. or more, laid down onto foamboard, two unobtrusive repaired small tears in image on horse’s tail, and u.l. corner with retouch, repaired margin tears u.r., l.r., toning and stains to margins, minor foxing to margins. $1,000-1,500

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A GOOD SEND OFF,- GO!, 1872 (Conningham, 2488). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with handcoloring on paper, sheet size 24 7/8 x 33 1/8 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Margins 2 1/2 in. or more, margin tear l.l., minor toning. $1,000-1,500

THE QUEEN OF THE TURF MAUD S., DRIVEN BY W.W. BLAIR., 1880 (Conningham, 5016). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio chromolithograph on paper, sheet size 23 5/8 x 21 3/4 in., in a later molded and painted oak frame. Condition: Margins 1 3/4 in. or more, toning, mat stains, small margin loss u.r. and u.l. corners, some old glue residue on upper edge. $1,000-1,500

338 Nathaniel Currier, publisher (American, 1813-1888) The Celebrated Trotting Horse TRUSTEE as He Appeared in His 20th Mile..., 1848 (Conningham, 911). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with handcoloring on paper, sheet size 25 x 31 3/4 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Margins 2 1/2 in. or more, cleaned, light mat stain, minor losses along lower edge. $1,000-1,500 339 Nathaniel Currier, publisher (American, 1813-1888) LADY SUFFOLK., 1852 (Conningham, 3388). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 21 3/4 x 30 7/8 in., in a later carved, molded, and gilded frame. Condition: Margins 1 3/4 in. or more, margin tear l.r., minor toning, light mat stain, foxing. $1,000-1,500

341 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) The Celebrated Horse GEORGE M. PATCHEN, “The Champion of the Turf.” 1860, (Conningham, 885). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 23 x 31 3/4 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Margins 2 1/2 in. or more, toning, minor foxing, light acid stains, staining to margins. $1,000-1,500 342 Smith Brothers & Co. and Sowle & Wards, publishers (New York and Boston, 19th Century), C. Mottram, engraver (American, 19th Century) BOSTON., 1857. Identified in inscriptions. Engraving on paper with hand-coloring depicting Boston harbor with ships, steamer, and various other watercraft in the foreground and the city of Boston, including the statehouse, in the distance, sheet size 30 3/8 x 43 3/8, image size 24 1/2 x 38 1/2 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Laid down onto card, cleaned, light foxing prevalent in margins. $1,500-2,500

343 American School, Early 20th Century Old New York: Broadway and Park Place, 1825, Present Site of Woolworth Building. Signed and indistinctly dated “Di Mariano 19--” l.l., locations identified in inscriptions. Ink and watercolor on paper, sight size 15 3/4 x 27 1/2 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Toning, repaired tears u.c., u.l., and l.l., old mat stains, not examined out of frame. $300-500 344 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) THE CHANCES OF BILLIARDS. “A scratch” all around., 1869 (Conningham, 995). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio hand-colored lithograph on paper, sheet size 20 1/2 x 28 3/4 in., in a period bird’s-eye maple frame. Condition: Margins 2 in. or more, toning, moisture stain l.l. corner margin. $800-1,200 345 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) Progressive Democracy-Prospect of a Smash Up./Political Cartoon., 1860 (Conningham, 4960). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Small folio vignette lithograph on paper, 13 1/4 x 17 7/8 in., in a black-painted, molded wood frame. Condition: Toning, foxing, moisture stain l.l., small edge tear u.l. $300-500

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346 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) Portrait Tricenium Depicting George Washington, and Union Army Generals George B. McClellan, and Winfield Scott, undated. Identified in inscriptions. Three lithograph portraits with hand-coloring on paper, the two portraits of the generals cut into vertical strips, applied to card, and arranged to view from two angles, sight size 17 x 15 in., in a period molded gold-painted wood frame. Condition: Minor toning and foxing, not examined out of frame. $1,000-1,200

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347 Framed George Washington Memorial Engraving, Thomas Clarke, engraver, Boston, 1801, stipple engraving depicting figures of a woman and a man grieving before a monument with obelisk featuring Washington’s portrait over the inscription “There Is Rest in Heaven.,” and Columbia with one arm upraised pointing to the heavens and an anchor (symbol of hope) beside her, above the inscriptions “Sacred to the Memory of the Illustrious G. Washington/T. Clarke, Sculpt. 1801, Boston,” (toning), 8 5/8 x 8 3/8 in., in probably original molded giltwood frame with printed framer’s label “F. Lloyd...milk-Street, Boston.” $500-700

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348 After Rembrandt Peale (American, 17781860) PATRIAE PATER. (Father of His Country), 1827. Titled in simulated cut stone below the portrait, inscribed below image: “Drawn in Stone by Rembrandt Peale.” l.l., “Copyright secured 1827.” l.c., and “Pendleton’s Lithography, Boston.” l.r. Lithograph on paper, sheet size 18 7/8 x 15 7/8 in., unframed. Condition: Laid down onto paper, margins 1/4 in. or more, scattered repaired losses on margins, minor toning. $800-1,200 348

349 Hairwork Memorial Ring Reportedly with a Plaited Lock of George Washington’s Hair, the gold band is mounted with a finely braided lock of ginger-colored hair and a small foliateengraved plaque. Provenance: It is reported by the consignor that the ring descended in her family from the early part of the 20th century. Originally, a lock of hair was given by George Washington as a token of esteem to his aide-de-camp Alexander Hamilton. It descended to Hamilton’s son James A. Hamilton. In 1872, James gave the lock of hair to Mrs. Margaret (Cash) Pechin (1812-1911) of Philadelphia, where it was lent or gifted by her to the Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Upon Mrs. Pechin’s death, the ring was returned to her family, and descended through Dupont and Moreland families, and lastly to the consignor, Mrs. Margaret Pechin’s great-great niece. At some point the lock of hair was incorporated into a memorial ring. The ring is accompanied by a small undated c. 1900 newspaper clipping announcing the gift of the lock of Washington’s hair by Mrs. Pechin. An internet search for Mrs. Margaret Pechin of Philadelphia brings up several similar articles about her donation of the lock of hair to the Washington Memorial Chapel. $800-1,200

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352 Framed Engraved Firemen’s Ball Ticket, c. 1838, the ticket depicting a scene with firemen rescuing citizens from a burning building and fighting the fire, inscribed “ANNUAL BALL/ WE EXTINGUISH ONE FLAME AND CHERISH ANOTHER/LADIES TICKET/Live Oak Fire Engine Comp’y 44,” the backboard of the frame indistinctly inscribed “First Ball Given by Live Oak Fire Engine/December 1839/Lafiette Hall Broadway N.Y.,” 3 7/8 x 5 1/2 in., in a period painted wood frame. Note: The Live Oak Fire Engine Company 44 of New York City was a volunteer fire department organized August 2, 1824, by several ship-builders located around Manhattan Island after a large fire destroyed a steam sawmill which spread and destroyed a shipyard, several vessels, timber, and a fire engine. $300-500 350

353 Cast Iron Key to the City of “PROVIDENCE, R.I.,” late 19th century, with remnants of silver paint, lg. 10 1/8 in. $300-500 350 Six Pieces of Mourning Jewelry, late 18th/ early 19th century, decorated with neoclassical figures and symbolism, two brooches with ellipse-shaped, sepia-decorated ivory plaques, with bright-cut gilt-brass surrounds, one depicting a woman grieving beside a lamb and an urn-topped monument inscribed “GRATITUDE,” the other depicting a young woman at her spinning wheel seated beside a young man; a ring with an ellipse-shaped ivory plaque with grisaille depiction of a woman grieving beside an urn-topped monument with indistinct inscription “SALLY SWE-T OCTOBER 13,” in a hinged leather case; an oval ivory plaque depicting five young ladies wearing white gowns under the inscription “AFFECTION UNITE US,” in a faceted, brightcut, gilt-brass bracelet mount with black velvet ribbon; an ellipse-shaped ivory plaque with grisaille decoration depicting a woman holding a cornucopia, with paste surround and giltbrass bracelet mount converted to a pendant; and an oval gilt-brass hinged pendant containing an ivory plaque with watercolor painted scene of a woman seated on a hill offering her hand to a descending dove with a crane (the symbol of long life and immortality) standing beside her, (imperfections), dia. 1 to 2 5/8 in. $1,500-2,500

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351 Mayflower Descendant Commemorative 14kt Gold Medal in Original Case, retailed by “J.E. Caldwell & Co. Philadelphia,” c. 1897, the medal depicting an image of the ship, surrounded by a garland of flowers, with a banner on the bottom inscribed “1620 Plymouth 1897,” the reverse engraved “Arthur Robert Turner 3194,” surrounded by the inscription “General Society of Mayflower Descendants” within a horseshoe-shaped garland with a bowknot at the bottom, with original pink and white striped ribbon, medal dia. 1 1/8 in., in original embossed leather button case with an image of the Mayflower at sea centered on the lid below the date “1620,” “Mayflower” embossed along the bottom. $500-700

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354 Thirteen-star Wool and Cotton American Flag, America, 19th century, with hand-sewn stitches joining the woven red and white striped wool bunting and blue canton, with appliqued cotton stars, the applied woven cotton twill heading or sleeve has been machine sewn, (scattered small holes, minor toning), approx. 40 x 68 in. $800-1,000 355 Walter Gilman Page (Massachusetts, 18621934) Portrait of John Hancock, After John Singleton Copley. Inscribed “Walter Gilman Page Fecit 1906” and “Portrait of John Hancock” on the stretcher. Oil on canvas, 43 x 36 in., in original molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Tears, loss l.r., abrasions, surface grime. $600-800


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356 Lantern with Four Colorless Pressed Lacy Glass Panes with Steamboat and Thistle, the glass panels manufactured by J. & C. Ritchie, Wheeling, West Virginia, c. 1833, square, green-painted wooden lantern with shaped edges, each side mounted with a pane of glass centered with a steamboat with a plaque reading “J&C RITCHIE,� over a large thistle flanked by vases of flowers resting on cornucopia-shaped devices, with stippled background, (one pane with small chip to lower right corner), ht. 10, wd. 6 1/4 in. $8,000-12,000

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357 Early American Glass Rum Decanter, Dolphin Candlestick, and Lacy Glass Open Salt, early 19th century, a colorless blown three-mold rum decanter with swirl and sunburst-type molded decoration and “RUM� (McKearin GIII-2 Type II), with sunburst stopper, a blue and clambroth Sandwich glass dolphin candlestick on a square base, and a colorless lacy glass open salt with five-point star and pineapple design, (minor chips), ht. 10 1/2, 10 1/4, 1 7/8 in. $400-600 358 Two Glass Paperweights, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company or New England Glass Company, third quarter 19th century, one with a blue poinsettia with a millefiore center with five lampwork leaves set on a white latticinio cushion; and a fruit group with four red and yellow pears and leaves and three cherries on a white latticinio ground, (light scratches, base edge chips), ht. 1 5/8, 2 3/8, dia. 2 1/2, 2 5/8 in. $400-600

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359 Large Floral-etched Colorless Glass Hurricane Shade, America or England, 19th century, baluster-form shade with folded foot, encircled by etched and cut bands of flowers, berries, and leaves, ht. 23 in. $400-600 360 Pair of Sandwich Colorless Octagonal Pressed Glass Dishes with Eagle and Shield, Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., Sandwich, Massachusetts, c. 1840, the plates centered with a spreadwing eagle with arrows and olive branch surrounded by thirteen stars, the curved panel sides with shield and floral motifs, with scalloped rims, (mold underfill on rims of both dishes [in the making], minor rim chips), ht. 1 3/8, dia. 6 1/2 in. $200-250

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361 Pair of Cut Overlay Decanters, Europe, second half 19th century, tall tapered forms with applied ring on the neck, of ruby cut to clear glass in an optical punty design, blossom-cut base, with matching stoppers, ht. 15 1/2 in. $250-350 362 Anglo/Irish Cut Crystal Center Bowl, late 19th/early 20th century, rolled fluted rim on urn-form bowl with stepped horizontal facets, flutes, and diamond cuts, supported on a square star-cut base with cut corners, ht. 9 1/8 in. $500-700

363 White Marble Bust of Antinous, 19th century, on an octagonal pale green painted wooden plinth, bust ht. 19, plinth ht. 48 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500


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364 Carved Limestone Bust of a Child, c. 1845, fully carved bust of a child wearing an offthe-shoulder garment with ruffled lace collar, (minor imperfections), ht. 14 in. $800-1,200 365 Carved White Marble Plaque of a Young Man, 19th century, rectangular marble plaque with relief-carved profile of a young man’s head in an oval-carved molding, 16 3/4 x 13 in. $800-1,200 366 Four Molded Gilt-brass Feminine Hand and Foliage-form Drapery Tiebacks, late 19th century, each approx. 5 x 9 1/2 in. $300-500

367 Two Pairs of Floral Pressed Brass Drapery Tiebacks, America, mid-19th century, round forms with large blossom at center and a border of small flowers, (minor dents), dia. 3 in. $300-500

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368 Two Pairs of Gilt-bronze Scrolled-band Drapery Tiebacks, England or France, c. 1820, each pair similar in form, with brass mounting hardware, 2 x 7 1/2 in. $500-700

Provenance: Acquired by a Brooklyn collector in the 1870s, then by descent to the current owner. $20,000-30,000

Fruit Still Life en Plein Air. Signed and dated “WMBrown./1875.” l.r. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in., framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, surface grime.

370 Classical Giltwood and Gesso Three-part Overmantel Mirror, America, early 19th century, the split balusters with applied floral devices, beveled glass, ht. 26 1/2, wd. 68 1/2, dp. 5 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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375 Classical Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Desk Bookcase, probably Massachusetts, c. 1830, the top section with a deep covemolded cornice above an arched frieze, and two hinged doors with fluted paneling and flanking applied scrolls, and three exterior drawers below, on projecting base of fold-out writing surface, and drawer with ogee facade above two drawers, with flanking scrolled brackets continuing to legs, old wooden pulls, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 75, wd. 41 1/2, dp. 20 in. $800-1,200

376 Ruth W. Shute (American, 1803-1882) and Samuel A. Shute (American, 1803-1836) Portrait of an Elegantly Attired Woman with Tortoiseshell Comb, Black Dress, and Black Lace Shawl. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 27 3/8 x 24 in., in a carved split-baluster wood frame. Condition: Four small patch repairs, minor retouch, scattered paint loss u.c. Provenance: Purchased at Robert Eldred’s auction, c. 1979, and reported by him to have come from a Mr. Richard Mills, Exeter, New Hampshire; from the purchaser at that auction, by descent to the consignor. Correspondence between a former owner of the portrait and Shute scholar Helen Kellogg indicates her positive identity of the artists. $800-1,200

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371 Federal Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Dressing Mirror, America, early 19th century, the crossbanded, oval-framed, tilting mirror on a rectangular case with single drawer with brass pulls, on ogee bracket feet, (minor cracks to veneer), ht. 17, wd. 12 1/2, dp. 7 1/4 in. $300-500

373 Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Glove Box, America or England, early 19th century, rectangular box with hinged lid centered with an inlaid cornucopia and stringing, the interior lined with black velvet, (minor veneer loss), ht. 2 7/8, wd. 11, dp. 5 in. $100-150

372 Tortoiseshell Veneer Tea Caddy and Inkstand, and a Burl Veneer Box, 19th century, bombe-form tea caddy with hinged lid with small brass plate and escutcheon, the interior fitted with two square compartments with tortoiseshell veneer covers, and ivory ball feet, (minor imperfections), ht. 6, wd. 4 1/2, lg. 7 1/2 in.; a brass-mounted tortoiseshell veneer inkstand, ht. 3 1/8, wd. 3 1/4, lg. 6 3/4 in.; and a brass-mounted burl veneer trinket box, ht. 1 3/4, wd. 5 1/8, lg. 7 1/8 in. $800-1,200

374 Classical Mahogany Carved Tilt-top Candlestand, New York, c. 1820, the shaped top with elliptical sides, on a vase- and ringturned post and four acanthus-carved and reeded tapering legs ending in brass cap casters, refinished, ht. 26 3/4, wd. 17 1/2, dp. 24 in. $1,200-1,800

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377 Classical Mahogany Ebonized and Stencildecorated Split Baluster Mirror, New England, c. 1825-30, the tablet showing a church, old surface, ht. 27, wd. 14 1/4 in. $800-1,200 378 Pair of Classical Carved Tiger Maple Children’s Chairs, probably New York, c. 1820, with acanthus leaf- and scroll-carved horizontal splats, cane seats, and flaring vaseand ring-turned legs joined by stretchers, refinished, (repairs), ht. 29 1/2, seat ht. 15 in. $600-800 379 Classical Tiger Maple Lift-top Chamberstand, possibly Pennsylvania or Ohio, the rectangular splashboard above a hinged top and interior well, with paneled door below opening to a shelf and drawer, flanking stiles continuing to legs, rear legs turned, refinished, (imperfections), ht. to lift top 31, wd. 19 1/2, dp. 16 1/2 in. $300-500


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380 Mahogany Stick Barometer, Frederick Pool, Boston, early to mid-19th century, with molded cornice over wheel-operated vernier, with silvered engraved scales, the top scale engraved “Fred’k Pool/BOSTON/Lowell Institute,” over the lower thermometer, both scales with bowed glass, the base with round cistern cover, ht. 38 3/4 in. Provenance: Roland B. Hammond, North Andover, Massachusetts. $1,000-1,500

381 “Storm King” Walnut Stick Barometer, manufactured by E.C. Spooner, Boston, c. 1850, telescope-form barometer of walnut and ebonized walnut, with curved molded crest, above a split register centered with the barometer, with printed paper scale on the left inscribed “The Standard” at the top and “The Storm King Barometer/Warranted Correct/ Manufactured/and Sold by/[E].C. Spooner Boston” on the bottom, with an engraved silvered metal thermometer on the right, ht. 41 1/2, wd. 4 in. $300-500

382 “Timby’s Patent” Rosewood Stick Barometer, “Alex’r Marsh Sole Proprietor and Manufacturer, Worcester, Mass.,” late 19th century, the upper barometric pressure scale printed on paper with maker’s name and patent date of “Nov. 3rd, 1857,” the lower thermometer of engraved silvered metal, in a rosewood case with applied ripple molding on the bottom, the back of the barometer with a remnant of the original printed instructions, ht. 38 3/4, wd. 3 in. $600-800

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383 “Timby’s Patent” Rippled Molded Rosewood Stick Barometer, John M. Merrick & Co., Worcester, Massachusetts, late 19th century, the upper barometric pressure scale printed on paper with maker’s name and patent date of “Nov. 3rd, 1857,” the lower thermometer of engraved silvered metal, in a rosewood case with applied ripple molding, the back of the barometer with a label of printed instructions for the “No. 5” model, old surface, ht. 37 1/2, wd. 3 1/2 in. $600-800

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384 Prior-Hamblen School, 19th Century Portraits of a Young Lady and Gentleman of the Cyrus Young Family of Provincetown, Massachusetts. Unsigned. Oil on artist board, 17 1/4 x 13 3/4 in., in later burl veneer frames. Condition: Minor retouch to background on both portraits. Provenance: The portraits were offered in the Edith Gregor Halpert Folk Art Collection, November 14 and 15, 1973, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., Lot 298. The catalog description identifies the portraits as two from a series of eight portraits painted of the Cyrus Young family of Provincetown and then refers to Lot 74 in the same auction, where perhaps other portraits of the family were offered. $4,000-8,000

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385 Two Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plates, England, early 19th to early 20th century, a dinner plate depicting “The Pine Orchard House/ Catskill Mountains” by Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, (minor rim chip), and a soup plate in the “Landing of Hendrick Hudson” pattern by Rowland & Marsellus Co., dia. 10 1/8, 10 in. $200-250 386 Five Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plates, England, early 19th century, four plates by James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1819-36, including two plates depicting the “Landing of Gen. Lafayette at Castle Garden in New York, 16 August, 1824,” with title below scene, one depicting “Dr. Syntax Painting a Portrait” titled on reverse, and a bowl depicting “The Valentine” from Wilkies Designs, title on reverse; and a plate by Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, 1819-46, depicting “Moulin sur la Marne a Charenton,” titled on the reverse, showing men on the bank of a river before a bridge and mill; the view, while not American, is notable in that for many years collectors of transferware erroneously associated it with the estate of the Marquise De Lafayette, all with impressed maker’s mark on base, dia. 7 5/8 to 10 1/8 in. $400-600 387 Six Historical Blue and White Transferdecorated Staffordshire Table Items, England, early 19th century, an oblong “American Eagle on Urn” cream pitcher by James and Ralph Clews, a pair of tea bowls with saucers, depicting Boston Harbor [so called] with an eagle and American shield, unknown maker; and a soup plate depicting a view of Albany by Clews, (glaze imperfections, minor rim repairs on pitcher), ht. 2 1/2 to 5, dia. 3 1/2 to 9 3/4 in. $300-500

388 Five Historical Blue Staffordshire Pottery Plates with Boston Views, England, early 19th century, a dinner plate depicting “Harvard College” by Robert Stevenson & Williams, a soup plate depicting “The Octagon Church Boston” by J. & W. Ridgeway, and three small plates: “The Landing of the Fathers at Plymouth, Dec. 22 1620” by Enoch Wood & Sons, the “Atheneum [sic] Boston” from the Beauties of America series by J. & W. Ridgeway, and “The Landing of the Fathers at Plymouth, Dec. 22 1620” by Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, (rim chip on soup plate), dia. 6 1/8 to 10 in. $300-500 389 Three Historical Blue and White Transferdecorated Staffordshire Pottery Plates, England, early 19th century, a “Boston Hospital” dinner plate with white-edged rim by Ralph Stevenson, Cobridge, 1815-40, with impressed maker’s mark; a “City Hotel New York” dinner plate by Ralph Stevenson, Cobridge, 1815-40; and a “New York, Battery” luncheon plate with white-edged rim, impressed maker’s mark for Ralph Stevenson, Cobridge, (minor imperfections), dia. 9, 8 1/2, 8 in., respectively. $200-300 390 Pair of Blue Transferware Sauce Tureens with Undertrays in the “Grecian” Pattern, William Ridgeway, Shelton, England, 1830-34, depicting Greek architecture, garden, and a waterway, with floral and scroll designs on the rims, molded rose and thistle knops and handles with pastel blue glaze, printed maker’s marks on base, overall ht. 6, dia. 8 1/4 in. $500-700 391 Two Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery “Quadrupeds” Pattern Dinner Plates, John Hall, Tunstall, England, early 19th century, centered with a figure of a fisher, the borders decorated with four cartouches of various animals separated by an urn on a pedestal, printed maker’s mark and title on the reverse, (minor wear), dia. 8 3/4 in. $300-500

392 Tucker American Gilt-decorated Porcelain Pitcher and an Attributed Tucker Pitcher, one marked Tucker & Hulme, Philadelphia, 1828, brilliant white baluster-form pitchers with high ear-shaped handles and a ribbed border around base, one ornamented with giltoutlined molded leaves under the spout and on neck below the top handle attachment, the base inscribed “Tucker & Hulme/China/ Manufacturers/Philadelphia/1828”; the other pitcher attributed to Tucker & Hulme, with similar molded leaves, the sides inscribed with the initials “L.R.B.” and with the date “1828” under the spout, ht. 9 1/2, 9 1/4 in., respectively. Provenance: De-accessioned from the Chrysler Museum, purchased at Skinner, March 5, 1993, by the consignor. Note: The Tucker porcelain manufactories are one of the oldest successful porcelain makers in America, operating from 1826-1838. William E. Tucker opened a porcelain factory in Philadelphia in 1826, hoping to decrease the amount Americans paid for costly foreign imports. In 1828 Tucker formed a partnership with Thomas Hulme under the name Tucker & Hulme, but Hulme retired from the firm after about one year. Tucker died suddenly in 1832 in his mid-thirties, and the business was carried on by another partner, Joseph Hemphill for several years. In 1837, Thomas Tucker, a brother of the founder, became the sole proprietor until the factory closed in 1838. $800-1,200 393 Three Old Paris Porcelain Gilt and Enameldecorated Serving Dishes, France, early 19th century, an oval covered tureen with underplate and scroll handles, a small covered sauce tureen with dragon head handle (chip), and a gravy boat and undertray with female mask handles, green enamel chain and gilt pendant berry and quatrefoil borders, some items with faint “Deroche Paris” inscribed on the bottom, (minor gilt wear), ht. 6 1/2 to 12 1/2, dia. 6 to 15 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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394 Twenty-three Old Paris Porcelain Gilt and Enamel Plates, France, early 19th century, each decorated around the rim with blue and green floral sprig and gilt bands, and centered with a single gilt blossom; fourteen dinner plates and nine saucers, dia. 8 1/2, 6 1/4 in. $500-700

395 Pair of Brass and Iron Belted Double Lemon-top Andirons and Two Matching Hearth Tools, New York, c. 1800, the double lemon tops above a hexagonal column on round plinths with spurred cabriole legs on ball feet, with a shovel and pair of tongs with conforming double-lemon finials, ht. 25 wd. 10 1/4, dp. 21, tool lg. 31 1/2, 34 in. $1,500-2,500 396 Pair of Brass Double Lemon-top Andirons, Griffiths and Green, New York, first quarter 19th century, belted double lemon-top finials on swelled faceted columnar shafts, spurred cabriole legs with ball feet, one with faintly impressed “GRIFFITHS & GREEN N.YORK� on the billet bar, (some wear and pitting to upper shafts), ht. 19, wd. 9 1/4, dp. 15 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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397 Pair of Iron and Brass Double Lemontop Andirons, New York, first quarter 19th century, belted double-lemon tops on faceted columnar shafts supported on spurred cabriole legs with ball feet, with a shovel and pair of tongs with conforming double-lemon finials, ht. 21 1/4, wd. 10 1/2, dp. 19 1/4 in. $300-400

401 Brass and Wire Folding Fire Screen, America, early 19th century, brass rail above wire mesh ornamented with a scalloped wire border at the top and two C-scroll designs in the central section, ht. 23 3/4, wd. central section 36 1/2, wd. of each side section 17 1/4 in. $800-1,200

398 Classical Philadelphia Brass and Marble Fire Tool Stand, early 19th century, brass baluster stand with acorn finials, on a square white marble base, ht. 32 in. $800-1,200

402 Brass and Wirework Fire Screen, America, early 19th century, brass rail above vertical wires accented with a border of wire scallops at the top and a medial band of scrolls, ht. 24, wd. 36 1/4, dp. 13 1/2 in. $800-1,200

399 Brass and Wirework Fire Screen, America or England, early 19th century, with three brass belted ball finials mounted on a brass rail over lattice wirework, ht. 17, wd. 59 1/4, dp. 20 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 400 Tall Brass and Wirework Fire Screen, America or England, brass rail above vertical wirework ornamented with a border of swags and scrolls, ht. 20 1/4, wd. 47 1/4, dp. 14 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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403 Brass and Wirework Fire Fender, America or England, early 19th century, curved D-shape brass rail above vertical wires ornamented with a border of swags at the top, ht. 21 1/4, wd. 37 3/4, dp. 12 in. $400-600


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404 Five Pierced Brass and Iron Hearth Trivets and a Steel Sugar Nipper, England or America, late 18th to early 19th century, the trivets with turned wooden handles, pierced shaped brass tops, one lyre-form raised on tripod iron feet; the sugar nipper with engraved floral and foliate designs on the handles, trivet ht. 6 1/4 to 3 5/8 in. $300-500

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405 Two Pairs of Brass Jamb Hooks, early 19th century, the two pairs similar in form, with lobed scrolls and baluster finials, with brass wall-mount hardware, ht. 3, wd. 4 3/4, 5, dp. 4 3/4, 5 in. $800-1,200

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406 Two Pairs of Brass Jamb Hooks, America, late 18th/early 19th century, one pair with belted lemon-shaped finials, the other pair with a C-scroll design, ht. 5, 2 3/4, wd. 3 1/2, 2 3/4, dp. 2 5/8, 3 3/4 in., respectively. $400-600


407 Pair of Brass C-scroll Fireplace Jamb Hooks, America, early 19th century, ht. 3 5/8, wd. 2 3/8, dp. 4 1/2 in. $150-200 408 Pair of Classical Brass Belted Ball-top Andirons, William Hunneman, Boston, early 19th century, the ball-tops on columnar shafts with conforming belted ball curved log-stops, impressed maker’s marks “HUNNEMAN BOSTON” on bar behind log-stops, (minor dents), ht. 12, wd. 7 3/4, dp. 22 1/2 in. $500-700 409 Pair of Classical Brass and Iron Ball-top Andirons, “JOHN MOLINEAUX BOSTON,” early 19th century, belted ball-tops supported on baluster shafts on square plinths curved log supports with conforming log-stops, impressed maker’s marks on support bar behind log-stop finial, (minor wear, loss to one maker’s mark on log-stop, minor dents), ht. 16 1/2, wd. 9 1/2, dp. 25 in. $800-1,200 410 Pair of Engraved Brass and Iron Lemon-top Andirons, America, c. 1800, belted lemon tops with belted lemon finial on a square monument plinth with engraved stylized flower stem on the front, supported on arched legs with penny feet, ht. 13 1/2, wd. 11, dp. 16 1/4 in. $600-800 411 Brass and Turned Wood Bedwarmer, reportedly Dutch, late 18th century, the brass pan with hinged lid pierced and engraved with an urn of flowers design, with baluster-turned handle, (dents), lg. 45 1/2, pan dia. 12 1/4 in. $400-600

412 Pair of Hollow Mallard Decoys, Charles Perdew (1874-1963), Henry, Illinois, early 20th century, the hen with turned head, both with inset glass eyes, delineated bills, and distinctive shaped tail, the drake with applied weight, varnished, ht. 6 3/4, 7 1/2, lg. 14, 17 in., respectively. $800-1,200

413 Pintail Drake Working Duck Decoy, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, with slightly turned head, impressed owner’s name on base “E.FLAGG,” (imperfections), ht. 7, wd. 6 1/2, lg. 16 in. $1,000-1,500 414 Illinois River Mallard Drake Decoy, reportedly by Edward Shirtz, Henry, Illinois, c. 1936, hollow decoy with painted relief-carved eyes, the base inscribed “ES” and with applied weight with raised manufacturer inscription “Raymond Lead Co. Chicago, ILL.,” paint appears original, (paint loss), ht. 7, lg. 16 3/4 in. $400-600

415 Folk Carved and Painted Hooded Merganser Decoy, possibly Virginia, early to mid-20th century, with applied glass eyes, (imperfections), ht. 5 7/8, lg. 12 1/2 in. $300-500 416 Three Small Carved and Painted Duck Decoys, America, early 20th century, a hollow blue wing teal hen, possibly by Charles Perdew (1874-1963), Henry, Illinois, the name “S. WILCOX” impressed on the bottom; a bluebill hen reportedly by “Clarence Krieser, Manitowac [sic], Wisconsin, c. 1936,” according to a label on the bottom; and a possible Oldsquaw with “JS” and indistinct inscription on the base, (imperfections), ht. 4 to 5, lg. 11 to 13 in. $400-600

417 Six Carved and Painted Fish Decoys, America, early to mid-20th century, five with applied sheet metal fins, with painted or tack eyes, one painted red, yellow, and white attributed to John Tax, Osakis, Minnesota, one painted red and white with applied gold glitter attributed to Henry Max (1903-1978), Fergus Falls, Minnesota, (wear), lg. 4 1/2 to 6 1/4 in. $400-600

418 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Hermit Thrush Figure, New Hampshire, 1943, the carved wooden figure mounted on a rock-form base, signed “JB,” dated “1943,” species identified, and no. “8” inscribed on base, (small bill-tip chip), ht. 2 3/8 in. $600-800

419 Miniature Carved and Painted Myrtle Warbler Figure, attributed to Jess Blackstone, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratchfeather surface, mounted on a branch segment, species identified on the base, (repair to one leg), ht. 3 1/4 in. $600-800

420 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Hermit Thrush Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “12” on the base, ht. 3 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased at a Decoys Unlimited, Inc. auction, with auction label on the bottom. $600-800

421 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Field Sparrow Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “8” on the base, ht. 2 5/8 in. $600-800

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422 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Blackpoll Warbler Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “9” on the base, ht. 1 3/4 in. $600-800

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423 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Ovenbird Figure, Concord, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” numbered “1,” and inscribed “Concord, N.H.” on the base, ht. 1 5/8 in. $300-500

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424 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Bay-breasted Warbler Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “1” on the base, ht. 1 5/8 in. $300-500


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425 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Bobwhite Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, the carved wooden figure with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified and with a printed maker’s label on the base, (tail-tip chip, small paint loss on bill and head), ht. 3 5/8 in. $600-800

426 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Cardinal Figure, New Hampshire, August, 1942, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rockform base, identified, signed “JB,” dated “8/42,” and numbered “6” on the base, ht. 2 3/4 in. $600-800

427 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Robin Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a branch segment, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “6017-153” on the base, (chip to bill tip), ht. 3 3/4 in. $400-600

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428 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Nuthatch Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “335” on the base, ht. 1 7/8 in. $300-500

432 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Wren Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a branch segment, inscribed “Thumpy at Christmas/ Love Janie/Edie/Jess,” ht. 3 1/4 in. $300-500

429 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted White-throated Sparrow Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “130” on the base, ht. 2 1/8 in. $400-600

433 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Goldfinch Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “5” on the base, ht. 1 3/8 in. $300-500

430 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Chickadee Figure, Concord, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” numbered “488,” and inscribed “Concord, N.H.” on the base, ht. 1 7/8 in. $300-500

434 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Green Winged Teal Drake Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden duck with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a piece of driftwood, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “36” and “DW6048” on the base, (repair to neck), ht. 4 1/2 in. $800-1,200

431 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Oriole, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratchfeather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “42” on the base, ht. 2 3/4 in. $600-800

435 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Mallard Drake Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird mounted on a rock-form base, identified and signed “JB” on the base, (repair to neck, minor paint loss on bill tip), ht. 4 1/2 in. $600-800

436 Miniature Carved and Painted Goldeneye Figure, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, the wood figure mounted on a carved wood rock-form base with species name inscribed in pencil and with impressed rectangular maker’s mark on the bottom, ht. 3 in. Provenance: Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. $800-1,200

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437 Carved and Painted Red-backed Sandpiper Figure, attributed to Jess Blackstone, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratchfeather surface, mounted on a piece of driftwood, species identified on a paper label affixed to the base, ht. 2 5/8 in. $800-1,200

438 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Scaup Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a piece of driftwood, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “6401” and “DW6407” on the base, ht. 3 1/8 in. $400-600

439 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Bufflehead Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, the wooden bird identified and signed “JB” on the base, ht. 1 3/4 in. $400-600

440 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Wood Duck Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified and signed “JB” on the base, (minute tail chip), ht. 2 5/8 in. $600-800 441 Eleven Rough-cut Jess Blackstone Bird Carvings and a Decoy Magazine, nearly finished rough-cut bird figures and three rough-cut bases, together with a July/August 2001 issue of Decoy Magazine containing the article “Jess Blackstone: A New Hampshire Miniaturist in the New England Tradition,” pp. 36-9. $200-300


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442 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Chickadee Figure, New Hampshire, last half 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “2453” on the base, ht. 1 7/8 in. $400-600

443 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Chickadee Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rockform base, unsigned, identified and numbered “1177” on base, ht. 2 in. $400-600

444 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved Bluebird Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, the figure with scratch-feather carving, mounted on a rock-form base, signed “JB,” species identified, and numbered “167” on bottom, (minor retouch to tail tip), ht. 2 1/8 in. $400-600

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445 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Goldfinch Figure, New Hampshire, early to mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “159” on the base, (retouch), ht. 3 1/8 in. $400-600 446 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved Goldcrest Bird Figure, New Hampshire, mid20th century, the figure with scratch-feather carving, mounted on a rock-form base, signed “JB,” species identified, and numbered “204” on bottom, (retouch to body and tail tip), ht. 2 1/2 in. $400-600 447 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved Ruby Crowned Kinglet Bird Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, the figure with scratch-feather carving, mounted on a rockform base, signed “JB,” species identified, and numbered “29” on bottom, (minor retouch to tail and bill), ht. 1 3/4 in. $400-600 448 Three Carved and Painted Ornamental Bird Figures, each with glass eyes and finely delineated wing and tail feathers, including two bobwhite quail figures carved by Stan Sparre (1923-2011) of Cape Cod, mounted on pieces of driftwood; and a chickadee figure mounted on a branch segment and mahogany base, with pyrographic maker’s marks and date on base: “CHICKADEE #005/T.N. DEAN/6-81,” ht. 3 1/2 to 4 5/8 in. $100-200 449 Pair of Miniature Mallard Duck Decoys, reportedly made by Charles Perdew (18741963), Henry, Illinois, early 20th century, turned-head drake and hen with painted eyes and delineated bills, ht. 3 1/2, 3 5/8, lg. 7, 7 1/2 in., respectively. $600-800

450 Miniature Carved and Painted Crow Figure, America, 19th century, with inset glass eyes, wire legs and feet, mounted on a wooden dowel, ht. 3 1/4, lg. 3 1/4 in. $300-500

456 Woven Rattan Nantucket Basket, late 19th/ early 20th century, deep, round basket with carved ash handles, ht. 12, dia. 14 1/2 in. $1,000-2,000

451 Tern Mantel Carving, A. Elmer Crowell (18621951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, full size tern mantel carving with split tail, signed “A.E. Crowell Cape Cod Mass.” in ink on base, the figure mounted on a piece of driftwood, (loss), ht. 4 1/8, lg. 6 1/2 in. $800-1,200

457 Nantucket Basket, R. Folger, Nantucket, late 19th century, round basket with carved hardwood swing handle and faceted ear, the interior turned wooden base stenciled “R. FOLGER/MAKER/NANTUCKET/MASS.,” (losses), ht. to rim 3 3/4, to top of upright handle 7 1/4, dia. 6 in.

452 Miniature Running Red-breasted Merganser (Sheldrake) Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, with impressed rectangular maker’s mark and inscribed “Sheldrake” in pencil on the base, (minute paint loss), ht. 2 1/2, lg. 5 3/4 in. $400-600 453 Four Miniature Carved and Painted Bird Figures, America, 20th century, three puffins, one with a paper label “LABRADOR” on the base; and one possibly a green heron, (minor imperfections), ht. 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 in. $250-350 454 American School, Late 19th/Early 20th Century Two Similar Views of Brook Trout. The first unsigned, oil on academy board, 24 1/4 x 18 1/4 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame; the second a chromolithograph, possibly after the first work, with an advertisement for Arm & Hammer Church & Co.’s Soda, 21 3/8 x 16 3/4 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: The first with minor specks of paint loss, and surface grime, the second very good. $800-1,200

455 Large Woven Rattan Nantucket Basket, late 19th/early 20th century, deep, round basket with carved ash handles, ht. 14, dia. 17 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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Provenance: The basket is accompanied by correspondence with Martha R. Lawrence, author of the book Lightship Baskets of Nantucket (self-published, 1990). The basket is pictured pp. 42, 78-79, and commented about on p. 73, paragraph three. The correspondence identifies the basketmaker, comparing it with one at the Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, Massachusetts, having the same stenciled signature, but theirs with “Dawes/1868” inscribed on the bottom, which helped to date this lot. $300-500

458 Nantucket Basket, made by Ferdinand Sylvaro (1869-1952), Nantucket, Massachusetts, early to mid-20th century, round form with swing handle, decorated with three bands of darker caning, inscribed paper maker’s label on base, ht. to top of upright handle 12 1/4, dia. 13 in. $1,000-1,500

459 Small Nantucket Basket, late 19th/early 20th century, deep, round basket with carved ash swing handle fastened with brass ears, ht. to top of upright handle 5, ht. to rim 3 1/8, rim dia. 3 3/8 in. $300-500 460 Woven Cane Basket, reportedly Cape Cod, late 19th/early 20th century, round-oversquare basket with fixed upright handle, with square wood panel on base, (losses), ht. 11, dia. 9 1/4 in. $300-500


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461 Stamp-decorated Woven-splint Basketry Doll Cradle, probably made by a member of an eastern Woodland Indian tribe, late 19th/ early 20th century, ht. 8 1/2, wd. 10 3/4, lg. 12 in. $300-500

462 Woven-splint Lidded Hamper Basket, rectangular basket with carved hardwood upright handle, and two hinged lids, ht. 11 1/4, wd. 12 1/4, lg. 23 1/2 in. $400-600

463 Indian-made Woven-splint Sewing Basket, northeastern Woodland Indian tribe, late 19th/ early 20th century, round basket tapering to a square bottom, with two carved bentwood handles, the exterior with woven curlicues, the interior sides mounted with four small oval open hexagonal-weave baskets, ht. 5, dia. 11 in. $300-500

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464 Painted Chalkware Squirrel Mantel Figure and a Small Bandbox, America, 19th century, the molded squirrel figure highlighted with red, brown and yellow paint, and a small round bandbox with green, pink, and black varnished foliate designs on a white ground, ht. 6 1/2, 3 1/4, box dia. 4 1/2 in. $400-600

465 Cobalt-decorated Batter Jug, Theodore Gustav Daub, Easton, Pennsylvania, c. 1870s, 1 1/2-gallon jug with applied wire and hardwood handle, original tin cover and spout cover, with cobalt-highlighted area around spout and handle loops, impressed maker’s mark “T.G. DAUB EASTON PA.” on shoulder, overall ht. 11 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

466 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Chicken Waterer, Thomas Haig, Philadelphia, late 19th century, beehive-shaped form with tooled finial, molded lug handles, and hooded watering trough, decorated with brushed cobalt leaf decoration, impressed maker’s marks on reverse “THOS. HAIG 975 2ND ST. PHILA.,” (chips), ht. 7 1/2 in. $200-400

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467 Stoneware Jug with Incised Cobalt Leaf Decoration, “S.*T. BREWER, NEW LONDON,” Connecticut, gallon-size ovoid jug with impressed maker’s mark on shoulder above an incised cobalt-filled leaf, (old mouth chip), ht. 11 1/4 in. Note: According to information from the Connecticut Historical Society, the S.T. Brewer pottery was in operation for only two years. “On 28 June 1828, Daniel Goodale, Jr., of Hartford, Connecticut, sold two thirds interest of land, house, and pottery on Main Street in New London, Connecticut, to Stephen T. Brewer for two thousand dollars. Brewer was unable to make his mortgage payments, and on 3 September 1830, Goodale released the New London property to a third party.” A jug by Brewer with a similar leaf decoration is held in the Connecticut Historical Society collection. $300-500

468 Small Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Pitcher, probably Pennsylvania, late 19th century, with incised lines around the wide-neck vessel, the exterior ornamented with two bands of pendant cobalt leaves and cobalt-daubed handle terminals, with cobalt-glazed interior, (minor rim chip), ht. 7 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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469 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Pitcher, probably Pennsylvania, late 19th century, large baluster-form pitcher with wide neck, the front ornamented with cobalt leaves flanking the spout above a flowering plant, with cobaltdaubed handle terminals, ht. 10 7/8 in. $600-800

470 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Crock, Richard Clinton Remmey, Philadelphia, late 19th century, the jar decorated with pendant leaves around the neck and shoulder, the lower side with impressed maker’s mark “R.C.R. PHILA.” in a rectangle with cut corners, (imperfections), ht. 8 1/2 in. $200-400

471 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Pitcher, probably Pennsylvania, late 19th century, large baluster-form pitcher with wide neck decorated with pendant leaves, the front with two long-stemmed blossoms forming a heart, with cobalt-daubed handle terminals, (repair to rim area, base line), ht. 10 5/8 in. $600-800 472 Three Slip-decorated Redware Loaf Dishes, America, early 19th century, slopedsided oblong forms with coggled rims, ornamented with bands of wavy line and foliate yellow slip, (rim chips, wear), ht. 2 1/2 to 3 3/8, wd. 9 3/4 to 12, lg. 13 3/8 to 17 in. $600-800


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473 Three Slip-decorated Redware Plates, America, early 19th century, round plates with wavy line, dot, and foliate yellow slip decoration, (rim chips, glaze wear, hairline), dia. 7 7/8 to 10 3/4 in. $400-600 474 Three Slip-decorated Redware Plates, America, early 19th century, round plates with tulip, wavy line, and foliate yellow slip decoration, (rim chips), dia. 7 to 10 in. $400-600 475 Two Sponge-decorated Redware Plates, America, early 19th century, round plates with coggled rims decorated at the center and rims with brown manganese sponge designs, (chips, cracks, wear), dia. 9 in. $200-400

476 Mochaware Pottery Pitcher and Mug, late 19th/early 20th century, a taperedsided pitcher and a pint mug with an applied sprig-type device with impressed crown and capacity, with black and blue bands bracketing a wide olive-colored band ornamented with mocha “trees,” (minor rim chips on mug), ht. 7, 5 in. $200-300

477 Red-painted Single-tier Cupboard, possibly New England, early 19th century, the two hinged doors opening to a shelved interior, with a valanced cutout base, old red paint, (imperfections), ht. 43 1/4, case wd. 54, dp. 18 1/2 in. $1,200-1,500

478 Hide-covered Horse and Wagon Child’s Pull-toy, probably Germany, late 19th century, carved wooden horse figure covered with brown-spotted white hide, with glass eyes, leather bridle and harness, mounted on a wooden panel with cast iron wheels, pulling a wooden wagon with iron strap mounted wooden wheels, painted red with yellow striping, (losses, cracks on wheels), ht. 14, wd. 10, lg. 34 in. $300-500

479 Paint-decorated Child’s Sled, America, late 19th century, with oblong center wood panel painted with a landscape and foliate-scrolled flourishes on a green ground and the name “MAY” in gilt letters, and two bentwood side panels and iron-clad wooden runners painted red with yellow striping, (minor paint wear), ht. 13 3/4, wd. 16 1/4, lg. 37 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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480 Paint-decorated Maple and Oak Child’s Sled, America, early 20th century, the sled with iron-clad bent oak runners, the maple seat panel painted red, centered with a handpainted bird perched on a branch, flanked by stenciled borders, stenciled manufacturer’s model number on the bottom, “No. 85/506,” (minor paint wear), overall ht. 11 1/4, wd. 14 1/2, lg. 36 1/2 in. $300-500 481 Salmon-painted Federal Cherry Chest of Four Drawers, New England, early 19th century, replaced wooden pulls, old paint, (imperfections), ht. 38, case wd. 39 1/2, dp. 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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482 Painted Cherry and Tin Pie Safe, possibly Pennsylvania or Ohio, mid-19th century, old surface of worn green paint over red stain, the interior opens to four shelves with drawer below, ht. 55, wd. 39, dp. 17 in. $800-1,200

485 Painted Mirror Frame with Applied Geometric Molding, America, late 19th century, the mitered frame painted brown, with applied mirrored diamond- and squareshaped segments, 21 x 19 in. overall. $300-500

483 Small Paint-decorated Mirror, early 19th century, the frame decorated with red and blue pinwheel, stars, and two figures wearing conical hats all on an off-white ground, 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. $300-500

486 Cast Iron and Wood Toy Cannon, America, 19th century, with cast iron wheels, ht. 5 1/2, wd. 6, lg. 17 in. $300-500

484 Turned Lignum Vitae Mortar, 19th century, (age cracks, losses), ht. 9 3/4, dia. 8 in. $600-800

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487 Painted Wooden Clock Face, Riley Whiting (1785-1835), Winchester, Connecticut, 19th century, with gilt and painted floral decoration on the crest and spandrels, the center inscribed “R. WHITING WINCHESTER,” 16 x 12 in. $400-600


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488 American School, 19th Century Theorem with Fruit. Signed and dated “Willie B. Adams. Best Scribe under C.W. Ditchen. June 1st 1876.” Watercolor on paper, 7 x 8 5/8 in., in a rosewood veneer frame with gilt liner. Condition: Small tear l.l., toning, light staining. $600-800 489 James Lewy (American, 19th Century) Still Life with Tipped Basket of Raspberries. Signed and dated “James Lewy 1899” l.r. Oil on canvas, 10 x 14 in., in a mitered giltwood frame. Condition: Paint loss u.r. $800-1,200

490 Benjamin Champney (American, 18171907) New Hampshire Mountain Lake Scene. Signed “B. Champney” l.r. Oil on artist board, 10 x 16 in., in a period molded wood frame with gilt liner. Condition: Very good. $800-1,200

492 American School, Early 20th Century Fishing Shack by the River. Signed and dated “J.S. Powell 97” l.l. and inscribed “John S. Powell Jan. 20. 97.” on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 5 x 7 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor paint loss l.l., craquelure on right edge. $300-500

491 American/Continental School, 19th Century Landscape with Castle and Figures Fishing. Unsigned. Oil on panel, 25 1/2 x 29 3/4 in., unframed. Condition: Scattered retouch, panel bowed. $300-500

493 American School, 19th Century Folk Portrait of a Prized White Cow Standing in a Pasture. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, back of canvas with the New York firm of Edward Dechaux stamp, 20 x 24 in., in a period painted wood frame. Condition: Patch repair u.c. with associated retouch, stable craquelure. $1,200-1,800

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498 Blue Resist Printed Cotton Coverlet, 18th century, indigo blue on white in primarily in a grapevine design patched with several segments of blue resist floral-printed fabrics, backed with white homespun cotton fabric, quilted in a diamond pattern, (imperfections), 96 x 79 in. $200-400

499 Paint-decorated Dovetail-constructed Pine Six-board Chest, possibly New England, early 19th century, dark green paint with yellow and red scroll devices, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 17 1/2, wd. 42 1/2, dp. 15 1/2 in. $400-600

500 Putty-painted Pine Blanket Chest, possibly Canada, early 19th century, the mortise and tenon-constructed box continuing to stile feet, with applied molding at base, original surface, ht. 23 1/2, case 39 1/4, case dp. 19 3/4 in. $700-900 501 Paint-decorated Pine and Poplar Chest over Two Drawers, New England, early 19th century, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 39 3/4, wd. 42, dp. 20 in. $1,500-2,500

502 Paint-decorated Pine Six-board Chest, probably New England, early 19th century, freehand-painted with a central tree design, ht. 23 3/4, wd. 55 3/4, dp. 24 3/4 in. $800-1,200

503 Paint-decorated Chest over Drawer, New England, late 18th century, the hinged molded top over a thumb-molded drawer on cutout ends, original brasses, original surface, (minor paint wear), ht. 32, wd. 36 1/4, dp. 17 3/4 in. $600-800

504 Red-painted Pine Six-board Chest, New England, early 19th century, on a valanced bracket base, old surface, ht. 20 3/4, wd. 44, dp. 17 1/2 in. $600-800

505 Putty-painted Pine Six-board Chest, New England, early 19th century, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 23 1/2, wd. 43 1/4, dp. 17 1/2 in. $1,200-1,500

506 Paint-decorated Pine Blanket Chest, Pennsylvania, c. 1800, original surface, (imperfections), ht. 24, case wd. 49 1/2, dp. 22 in. $600-800 507 Olive Green-painted Pine Chest over Drawer, New England, late 18th century, the molded hinged top above a thumb-molded drawer, on cutout ends, old surface of green paint over earlier blue, lacks hardware, (imperfections), ht. 37, wd. 42, dp. 18 in. $800-1,200 508 Green-painted Pine Chest over Drawer, New England, c. 1800, with thumb-molded drawer and arched bracket base, old green paint, replaced brasses, (minor paint wear), ht. 33 1/2, wd. 42, dp. 20 in. $600-800 509 Paint-decorated Pine Chest of Drawers, New England, early 19th century, the scrolled backboard above a case of four drawers on cutout feet, old surface of salmon and cream paint, replaced wooden pulls, (imperfections), ht. 38 1/4, wd. 40 1/2, dp. 19 in. $600-800

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510 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Young Boy Wearing a Blue Bow Tie. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Stable craquelure, otherwise good. Provenance: This portrait came from the attic of the Peabody family in Lewiston, Maine, and was purchased in the 1940s from a woman who was a direct descendant of the Peabodys living in Methuen, Massachusetts. $1,500-2,500

511 Attributed to Horace Bundy (American, 1814-1883) Portrait of a Baby Girl Wearing a White Gown and Holding a Pink Rose. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 22 x 18 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Scattered retouch and paint loss. $800-1,200

Portrait of a Young Woman Seated Next to a Piano Forte. Unsigned, the name “Elizabeth A. Bartlett” faintly inscribed on the bottom of the frame on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a period gilt-gesso wood frame. Condition: Minor scattered paint loss. $2,000-4,000

512 Horace Bundy (American, 1814-1883) Portrait of a Gentleman. Signed and dated “H. Bundy Painter N. Springfield Dec 1846” on the back of the canvas. Oil on canvas, 28 x 24 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor paint loss c.l., l.r. $600-800

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514 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Book. Unsigned. Oil on wood panel, 20 x 14 in., unframed. Condition: Panel bowed, hole u.c., scattered abrasions, paint loss, and spotty discoloration. $1,500-2,500


515 Prior/Hamblin School, 19th Century Portrait of a Woman Wearing Spectacles and a Sheer White Bonnet. Unsigned. Oil on paperboard, 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Scattered retouch. $600-800 516 American School, 19th Century Pair of Portraits of a Young Husband and Wife, c. 1835. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 28 x 22 3/4 in., unframed. Condition: Patch repair on woman, retouch primarily to background and minor areas on clothing. $800-1,200 517 Colby Kimble (New York, fl. 1835-70s) Portrait of a Blue-eyed Auburn-haired Girl. Signed and dated “1842” on verso. Oil on canvas, 19 3/4 x 18 1/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Small tear l.c., craquelure, surface grime. $1,000-1,500

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518 Cherry Tilt-top Tea Table, Connecticut, late 18th century, the circular top on a birdcage mechanism on a tapering post with suppressed ball and ring turnings continuing to a tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 28 3/4, dia. 36 1/2 in. $800-1,200 519 Maple Tea Table, New England, late 18th century, the rectangular overhanging top on splayed block-turned legs ending in swelled feet joined by a straight skirt, (minor imperfection), ht. 28 3/4, wd. 30 1/4, dp. 21 in. $700-900 520 Red-painted Pine Doctor’s Wall Cabinet, probably New England, early 19th century, the hinged top opens to an interior fitted for medicine bottles, continuing to a projecting hinged lid above four compartments, and curved brackets below, original surface ht. 32, wd. 24 1/2, dp. 10 in. $800-1,200 521 Red-painted Pine Hanging Candle Box, America, 19th century, with pierced, shaped backboard, ht. 17 7/8, wd. 13, dp. 5 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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522 Green-painted Wooden Hanging Plate Rack, America, 19th century, with three shelves, ht. 29 1/4, wd. 39 3/4, dp. 6 in. $500-700 523 Oval Covered Wooden Firkin, America, 19th century, stave and lapped-hoop construction, with natural unfinished surface, (stains), ht. 12 in. $100-150 524 Two Small Oval Lapped-seam Covered Boxes, 19th century, one possibly Shaker with natural finish and joined with three lapped fingers, the other painted light blue with opposing finger on the cover and side of the box, (imperfections), ht. 2 1/2, 2 5/8, dia. 6, 6 5/8 in., respectively. $250-350 525 Three Painted Wooden Boxes, America, early 19th century, rectangular boxes, one blue with brass hinges, the others red and green with snipe hinges, ht. 4 1/2 to 6 1/4, wd. 10 1/2 to 13, dp. 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 in. $400-600 526 Red-painted Slide-lid Box, America, late 18th/early 19th century, dovetailed rectangular box supported on half-column turned feet, (wear), ht. 8 1/2, wd. 10 1/4, lg. 18 3/4 in. $300-500 527 Paint-decorated Dome-top Box, America, early 19th century, the blue-painted box with hinged lid, wire handle, and iron latch, with polychrome painted decoration: the top with a basket of flowers flanked by birds, the front with drapery festoons, bowknots, a bird, and fruit, and the two sides with budding branches, (imperfections), ht. 11 1/2, wd. 19, dp. 13 1/4 in. $300-500

528 Black and Red Paint-decorated Pine Storage Box, America, early 19th century, rectangular dovetail-constructed box with hinged lid and iron latch and handles, with grain-painted front and stripes and spongepainted accents on the top and sides, (minor paint wear and edge losses), ht. 12 1/4, wd. 30, dp. 15 1/4 in. $400-600

Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing a Gray Dress. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 24 1/2 in., in a period painted wood frame. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch. $1,000-1,500 535 American School, 19th Century

529 Prior-Hamblen School, 19th Century Portrait of a Boy with Brown Hair and Blue Eyes. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 27 1/4 x 22 in., in a later painted wood frame. Condition: Relined, replaced stretcher, scratches, craquelure, minor retouch primarily to background, scattered spots on jacket. $2,000-3,000

530 Prior-Hamblen School, 19th Century Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing a Red Dress. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 25 1/4 in., in a period painted wood frame. Condition: Relined, scratches, craquelure, retouch. $2,000-3,000 531 Assembled Set of Ten Painted and Turned Yoke-crested Vase-back Chairs, New England or New York State, 18th century, including one armchair, all with pad feet except the armchair and one side chair which have turned feet, approx. ht. 40, seat ht. 17 in. $1,500-2,500 532 Painted Yoke-back Turned Side Chair, probably Long Island, New York, mid-18th century, with shaped cresting, vasiform splat, vase- and ring-turnings, and frontal pad feet, old black paint with gilt striping, ht. 40, seat ht. 17 in. $300-500 533 Apple Green-painted Freehand and Stencil-decorated Arrow-back Side Chair, probably Pennsylvania, early 19th century, the crest painted with flowers and leaves, original surface, (paint wear), ht. 33, seat ht. 18 in. $200-250

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Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Floweradorned Bonnet. Signed and dated “T Nairne Pinx’t 1853” on verso. Oil on canvas, 35 3/4 x 28 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, retouch along lower edge, minor paint loss l.l. $800-1,200 536 Robert Deacon Peckham (American, 17851877) Portrait of Phineas Reed. Unsigned, the subject’s name inscribed on a note attached to the reverse. Oil on panel, 28 3/8 x 22 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor paint loss, a few superfluous specks of paint. Note: This portrait may depict Phineas W. Reed, a storekeeper residing in the town of Westminster, Massachusetts, where Robert Deacon Peckham lived and painted for many years. Town history states that Phineas was born in 1807, and upon reaching a mature age, he became a partner at the Whitman & Reed store. After some time he withdrew from the partnership, and took up farming in the later years of his life. He married the widow Sally Samuelson and settled in the Captain Whitney house at the corner of Main and Bacon Streets. He died in 1861 at the age of 54. $800-1,200 537 Framed Theorem on Velvet Depicting the Biblical Characters Ruth and Naomi, America, early 19th century, paint on velvet, (toning, minor stains), 19 3/4 x 25 1/2 in., in a later gilt and painted wood frame. $400-600


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538 Metamorphosis: Four Watercolor and Pen and Ink Drawings, England or America, 18th century, ink and watercolor on paper depicting a story of morals in four sections with rhyming inscriptions, with upper and lower lift-up leaves depicting Adam and Eve, lion, a griffin grasping a child with a rescuing eagle, a man and the temptations of riches, and the wealthy man and his ultimate end (death), 6 3/8 x 15 1/2 in., in a protective clamshell case, (professionally conserved, minor toning, creases, foxing, and staining). $3,000-5,000 539 Martha Anne Hunnewell Cutwork Heart, America, 1809, white paper cutout heart with detailed images of foliage, birds, an urn, and the initials “JP,” mounted on conforming dark blue paper above a note inscribed “The inclosed [sic] specimen of taste & art was designed and executed by Martha A. Hunnewell, a young lady without hands, in the presence of, and for Joseph Pope at Portland, May 24 1809,” the heart measures 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 in., mounted with the note in a later frame. Note: Martha Anne Honeywell was born around 1787 in Lempster, New Hampshire. She was born with only the first joints of both arms, and one foot with three toes. She was able to earn a living by traveling along the Eastern seaboard of the United States and to Europe exhibiting her talent of cutting silhouette portraits and cutwork pictures by holding the paper with her toes and the scissors with her mouth, she also offered finely stitched needlepoint watch papers, and wrote tiny verses with her mouth. $300-500 540 Framed Allegorical Map of Matrimony, reportedly painted in 1824, watercolor and ink on paper, (minor toning and foxing), sight size 8 3/8 x 6 3/8 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. $400-600

541 Two Frames with Twelve Hand-painted Playing Cards for “H.M.S. Pinafore” Card Game, America, c. 1880s, the playing cards illustrated in ink and watercolor, one with a lithograph image of a ship, each depicting figures and items from the comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore, each card measures 4 x 2 3/4 in., six mounted in each black-painted beaded wood frame. Note: The playing cards are copied after a card game based on the comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan, and manufactured by McLoughlin Bros., New York, c. 1879, called “The New and Amusing Game of H.M.S. Pinafore.” $500-700 542 Framed Folded-paper Baptismal Sentiment Fraktur, dated “1773,” watercolor and ink on paper, the paper, with geometric fold lines, would have been folded to form an envelope around a coin and presented to a child by his or her godparents at baptism, (imperfections), sight size 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in., in a later grainpainted frame. $600-800 543 Two Framed Pennsylvania Dutch Baptismal Frakturs, c. 1820 and 1856, watercolor and ink on paper, one depicting a young lady holding a bouquet and a small basket, walking amidst flowers and birds, for the birth of Amelia Montelius, b. October 1, 1820, in Mifflinburg, Union County, 12 x 7 3/4 in., in a later red-painted frame; the other depicting a wreath of flowers and inscriptions for the birth of Sarah Jane Mowry, b. January 19th, 1856, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, 11 x 7 1/4 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame, (imperfections). $600-800

544 Framed Scherenschnitte Cut Paper Picture, “DONE ON BOARD THE MONARCH ON HER VOYAGE FROM JAMAICA JULY 14, 1809,” the finely detailed cut paper picture depicting an oval reserve with Adam and Eve flanking a fruiting tree with encircling serpent above the indistinct inscription “PARADISE,” two angels blowing trumpets, and a man and woman linked with hearts and a floral garland, flanked by allegorical figures of Hope and Charity, surrounded by flowering vines and geometric borders, (minor losses, toning, stains), 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. $300-500 545 Figural Wool Hooked Rug with Recumbent Spaniel, America, late 19th/early 20th century, the rectangular rug centered with a spotted spaniel resting on a plinth with scroll border, mounted on a wooden stretcher, (minor fading and toning), 28 3/4 x 42 1/2 in. overall. $600-800 546 Figural Wool Hooked Rug with Scottish Terrier, America, mid-20th century, rectangular rug centered with a standing gray and black Scottish terrier figure, with variegated red, light blue, and green background, red and black borders with yellow-outlined red trefoils in the corners, 19 x 32 1/4 in. $300-500 547 Wool Floral Hooked Rug, America, early 20th century, rectangular, the central oval reserve hooked with an assortment of blossoms and leaves in a gray-blue rectangle with more blossoms on either end, on a field of multicolored rectangular tile-shaped segments, (repairs), 39 x 60 in. $400-600 548 Hand-painted Wooden “Couch SIGNS” Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, rectangular panel with red-, white-, and yellow-painted lettering on a black ground with a hand pointing in the direction of the establishment, bordered with green, yellow, and red striping, 8 x 36 in. $800-1,200

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549 Cast Iron and Colored Glass Optometrist Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, the frame with traces of earlier gilding fitted with red and blue colored glass, with wall mount, ht. 11, overall lg. 26 in. $800-1,200

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550 Pair of Painted Molded Pottery Hunting Dog Heads, late 19th century, in simulated oval frames, overall ht. 7, dp. 8 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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551 Carved Mirror Frame, 19th century, the cresting centering a basket of roses, with similarly carved sides and base, and dogs carved at the corners, allover punchwork ground and scrolled borders, refinished, ht. 26 1/2, wd. 18 3/4 in. $400-600


552 John Bozarth (American, 20th Century) Crazy Cat Sculpture. Unsigned, inscribed “John Bozarth, R. Island School of Design Early 1950s.” on a label applied to bottom. Carved and painted wood, ht. 13 3/4, dia. approx. 20 in. $1,500-2,500 553 Relief-carved and Painted Folk Art Walking Stick, America, late 19th century, the elaborate polychrome-painted, high reliefcarved shaft depicting a bird’s talons, acorns, roses, grapes, a lady’s arm with bracelet, a turtle, and a serpent, lg. 33 1/4 in. $600-800 554 Five Folk Art Walking Sticks, 19th century, two with a horn handles on a wood shaft; one topped with faceted whalebone segment with baleen bands on a spiral shaft possibly made from the skin of a bull whale, or a bull’s penis; one probably Japanese, made of bamboo with a relief-carved figure battling a serpent; and one topped with a small whale tooth on a rosewood shaft, (one horn-handled stick with shrinkage crack), lg. 33 to 36 in. $400-600

555 Five Folk Art Walking Sticks, 19th/20th century, two sticks encircled with integrally carved snakes, one enhanced with polychrome paint; one made of baleen, the top wrapped with thin strips of baleen and a braided band, the lower shaft ornamented with inlaid hearts and rectangular shaped bone segments, and intervals of braided bands, a Thomas Jefferson memorial stick fully decorated with incised fish and leaf motifs, crosshatching, and panels of inscriptions: “THOS. JEFFERSON OF VA BORN APRIL 13 1743...,” “WROTE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,” “FOUNDER OF UNIVERSITY VA 1819/DIED JULY 4 1826,” and “THIS CANE WAS CUT NEAR JEFFERSONS TOMB”; and a walking stick with applied circular lithographed “Yellowstone Park Hotels” stickers, (imperfections), lg. 31 to 36 in. $600-800 556 Schoenhut “ALPHIES A-B-C” Blocks and Ten “Humpty Dumpty Circus” Figures, Philadelphia, late 19th/early 20th century, the wooden blocks with applied lithographed figures in original lithographed box; the articulated circus figures and accoutrements comprising a ringmaster, two clowns, a black gentleman, three elephants, three donkeys, a poodle, a chair, and a stand. $400-600

557 Cast Iron “CINCINNATI STOVE WORKS” Horse and Rider Advertising Sign, c. 1903, cast in the half-round, depicting a woman riding sidesaddle on a galloping horse, with “TRADEMARK” cast on the horse’s neck and “CINCINNATI STOVE WORKS” on the saddle blanket, the reverse with raised marks “R CIN. IRON FDY/CIN., O.-1903,” (lacking a portion of one foreleg), ht. 27 3/4, wd. 41 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500 558 Cast Iron “ANNE RADCLIFFE” Doorstop, America, early 20th century, New England, c. 1900, cast iron female figure standing on a plinth which is inscribed in raised lettering: “ANNE RADCLIFFE/FIRST WOMAN DONOR TO HARVARD 1643/Copyright W---- 1921,” ht. 14, wd. 7 1/2, dp. 2 in. Note: In 1643 Ann Radcliffe established the first scholarship fund for Harvard College, and was the individual for whom Radcliffe College was named. $200-300 559 Three Cast Iron Animal-form Doorstops, America, early to mid-20th century, including a white rabbit, a black angora cat with a white ribbon, and a Boston terrier, (repaint), ht. 11 3/4, 7 3/4, 10 in., respectively. $400-600

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560 Cast Iron Rabbit-in-Garden Doorstop, America, probably second quarter 20th century, depicting a rabbit in a garden beside a picket fence, (minor paint losses), ht. 6 3/4, lg. 8 1/4 in. $200-300 561 Sleeping Cat Cast Iron Doorstop, possibly Albany Foundry, Van Rensselaer Island, near Albany, New York, c. 1935, painted black, (repaint), ht. 5, dia. 13 1/2 in. $300-500

562 Tanglewood Wrought Iron Gate, America, late 19th/20th century, with scrolled cresting above four panels composed of scrolled leafy vines, with flanking vertical rails terminating in arrow points, ht. 91 1/2, wd. 52 1/2 in.

563 Neoclassical Green-painted Cast Iron Armchair, Robert Wood, Philadelphia, mid19th century, signed on the front seat rail “ROBERT WOOD/MAKER RIDGE RD PHIL,” later green paint, ht. 34 3/4, seat ht. 16 1/2 in.

Note: Long associated with excellence in the musical arts, Tanglewood has been steeped in the pursuit of beauty since its very beginnings. Artists, musicians, composers, and even authors, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, were welcome guests at the estate from the moment that William Aspinwall Tappan and his wife Caroline Sturgis Tappan made it their summer home in the 1840s. Enjoyed by the family for many decades, Tanglewood was generously donated to the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1936 by Caroline’s daughter, Mary Aspinwall Tappan, and granddaughter, Rosamond Sturgis Dixey.

Literature: An identical chair is pictured in William Horner, Jr., Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture, 1935, pl. 431. $300-500

This gate came from the estate when the family left it to the BSO and is an excellent example of the artistic wrought iron that ornamented American domestic architecture. Bearing a strong resemblance to the intricate wrought iron found throughout Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, the gate displays a density of gracefully formed curves and curls that show a master craftsman’s many hours of careful work. $1,000-1,500

564 Rococo Revival Paint-decorated Cast Iron Table, probably America, c. 1860, the serpentine top on cabriole legs with grape and foliate devices, and a pierced skirt, on shaped cross-stretchers, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 29 3/4, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 29 1/2 in. $400-600

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565 Walnut Rococo Revival Table, possibly John Henry Belter, New York, c. 1860, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 30, wd. 42, dp. 29 1/2 in. $800-1,200 566 Blue-painted Table on Cast Iron Base, America, 19th century, the circular top on the vase- and ring-form post and triangular footed base, the top with old painted surface, ht. 29 3/4, dia. 38 1/2 in. $400-600

567 Gothic Revival Walnut Carved Upholstered Armchair and Two Other Chairs, c. 1850, the molded pierced cresting topped by five finials, on turned stiles, on upholstered arms and knob handholds, on serpentine overupholstered seats, ht. 56, seat ht. 16 1/2; sold together with a similar side chair, ht. 43 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2; and a carved mahogany Gothic side chair with slip seat and sabre legs, ht. 37, seat ht. 16 in. $300-500

568 Walter Seis (American, 19th Century) Portrait of a Brick Mansard-roofed House. Signed and dated “July 1871� l.r. Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 in., in a period molded, goldpainted wood frame. Condition: Retouch. $3,000-5,000

569 American School, Late 19th/Early 20th Century Osamequin Farm, Established 1643. Unsigned, identified in inscriptions on the barn. Oil on canvas, 25 x 38 in., framed. Condition: Scattered retouch, primarily to sky. $2,500-3,500

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570 Large Hand-stitched Needlepoint Tapestry or Carpet, composed of seventy repeating eight-sided tile designs in an assortment of floral designs, geometric patterns, crowns, harps, and Prince of Wales feathers, each group of four tiles centered with a small red diamond tile, with a red crenellated and tan border, approx. 8 x 10 ft. $1,500-2,500

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571 Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, (small area of wear, fringes added), 10 ft. 10 in. x 8 ft. 10 in. $1,200-1,500 571A Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, (small areas of wear, minor end fraying), 10 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. 10 in. $800-1,200

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572 Karabagh Long Rug, South Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (even wear, re-piled areas), 9 ft. x 3 ft. 4 in. $1,200-1,500 573 Shirvan Carpet, East Caucasus, second quarter 20th century, 10 ft. 8 in. x 7 ft. 6 in. $1,500-2,000


574 Kazak Long Rug, Southwest Caucasus, late 19th century, (repaired moth damage, mostly in outer guard stripe, small spot of unrepaired moth damage, some black oxidation), 10 ft. x 3 ft. 8 in. $800-1,000 575 Southwest Persian Long Rug, early 20th century, (area of wear and small gouges at one end, small rewoven area on edge), 8 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft. 8 in. $800-1,000 576 Mahal Long Rug, West Persia, second quarter 20th century, (small areas of wear), 10 ft. 2 in. x 4 ft. 5 in. $1,200-1,500 577 Gendje Long Rug, South Central Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (small spots of wear, small crease repairs, some dye runs, minor end fraying, re-piled oxidized brown areas), 9 ft. x 4 ft. 4 in. $1,000-1,200 578 Degenerate Dragon Rug, Anatolia, late 20th century, 6 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. $3,000-4,000 579 Karachoph Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, dated 1911, (several small creases, some end wear, reovercast), 7 ft. x 6 ft. $1,200-1,500 580 Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, early 20th century, (slight moth damage), 4 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 9 in. $700-900 581 Kuba Rug, Northwest Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (areas of wear, end fraying, selvage damage), 4 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. $800-1,000 582 West Anatolian Rug, late 20th century, 5 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. $2,000-3,000 583 Avar Rug, Northeast Caucasus, late 19th century, (rewoven end and a square area in field, even wear), 5 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $1,000-1,200

584 Khamseh Rug, Southwest Persia, early 20th century, (some wear in top medallion, hole in border), 9 ft. x 5 ft. $750-1,000

594 Caucasian Rug, second quarter 20th century, (small end and corner gouges), 5 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 2 in. $600-800

585 Marasali Prayer Rug, East Caucasus, second half 19th century, (wear to center, reovercast, small crease repair on one end), 4 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. $750-1,000

595 West Anatolian Double-sided Prayer Rug, early to mid-20th century, (small spots of wear), 5 ft. x 4 ft. 2 in. $800-1,200

586 Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (tear in border, small corner gouge), 5 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. $800-1,000

596 Afshar Bagface, South Persia, early 20th century, (spots of slight wear), 2 ft. 7 in. x 1 ft. 11 in. $400-600

587 Karadja Rug, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, (corner gouge and end fraying), 6 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 9 in. $1,000-1,200

597 Afshar Rug, South Persia, early 20th century, (spots of wear and small crease, small rewoven area, brown oxidation), 5 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. $500-600

588 Khamseh Rug, Southwest Persia, late 19th century, (small areas of wear at top of end field), 9 ft. 8 in. x 6 ft. $1,200-1,500

598 Yomud Torba, West Turkestan, last quarter 19th century, (shallow end and edge gouges, small spots of wear), 2 ft. 8 in. x 1 ft. 4 in. $400-600

589 Tekke Rug, West Turkestan, early 20th century, 6 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 10 in. $750-1,000

599 Shahsavan Soumak Bagface, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, (minor end fraying), 2 ft. 2 in. x 2 ft. 2 in. $400-500

590 Luri Rug, Southwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, (minor moth damage), 6 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $600-800 591 Northwest Persian Long Rug, second quarter 20th century, 10 ft. 2 in. x 2 ft. 10 in. $800-1,000 592 Khamseh Rug, Southwest Persia, early 20th century, (small crease repair), 5 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 10 in. $700-900 593 Karadja Rug, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, (small spot of wear in border, minor end fraying), 4 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 9 in. $500-700

600 Kazak Prayer Rug, Southwest Caucasus, late 19th century, (even wear to center, small area of moth damage in border, end fraying), 2 ft. 11 in. x 2 ft. 10 in. $400-600 601 Kurd Bagface, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, (minor end fraying), 2 ft. 3 in. x 1 ft. 8 in. $250-350 602 Konya Rug, Central Anatolia, late 20th century, (spots of minor wear and re-piling in border, brown oxidation), 4 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $3,000-4,000

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• A new and improved SkinnerLive! online bidding platform…with the option to watch auctions live in real-time without registration or log-in • A more powerful suite of online services to ensure your experience with Skinner, whether with a mouse, a phone, or a paddle, surpasses your expectations every time. The new skinnerinc.com is a key component in a thoroughly modern communications platform that will enhance your experience as a buyer, and will work to maximize the value of your fine objects in the auction marketplace. What isn’t changing? The personalized service, expertise, and integrity you’ve come to expect from Skinner. We’re excited about the new skinnerinc.com—and confident that it will add even more value to your experience with Skinner, now and into the future.


February 27 - July 14 The Skyscraper Museum presents a centennial exhibition on New York’s great Gothic tower. For information and programs: www.skyscraper.org.

T H E S K Y S C R A P E R M U S E U M | 39 Battery Place, NYC | Wed - Sun 12 - 6pm



The 4th Annual Wayside Inn

Antiques Show

A benefit show and sale for The Wayside Inn Historic Site, a 501(c)3 non-profit Massachusetts Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Mother’s Day Weekend

May 10-12, 2013

Preview Party and Reception Friday, May 10, 6:30pm to 9:00pm $125 by advance reservation, $150 the day of the event

General admission $10

Saturday, May 11, 10am to 5pm Sunday, May 12, 10am to 5pm Mothers admitted FREE on Sunday when accompanied by a paid admission.

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Jaguar Sudbury A Herb Chambers Company

Visit WaysideAntiquesShow.org for more information in the coming weeks, including dealer “Booth Chat” schedules, appraisal events and other educational programs.

Partnership opportunities available. Contact Kathy Quinton, Director of Development, kathy@wayside.org, (774) 249-4976. For questions please phone Guy LeBlanc at (978) 440-9630.

Show Manager Diana Bittel • Faclities Manager Ralph DiSaia Longfellow’s Wayside Inn • 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 P: 978 443 1776 • F: 978 443 6449 • www.wayside.org


Conditions of Sale 1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot. 2. All property is sold “as is,” and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability. 3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion to refuse any bid, or refuse to acknowledge any bidder. Any bidder that plans on spending in excess of $100,000 should make arrangements with the accounting department at least five (5) days in advance of the sale, as a deposit may be required to participate. 4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If any property has not been removed within three (3) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser. 5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases. 6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale. 7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item. 8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots. 9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston. 10. Except for property purchased via On-line Auctions, a premium equal to 20% of the final bid price up to and including $500,000, plus 12% of the final bid over $500,000, will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the Buyer as part of the purchase price. The buyer’s premium on property purchased via On-line Auctions will be in an amount up to 23% of the final bid price. 11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid. 12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalog. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalog, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent. 13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit.

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FOR OFFICE USE Marlborough

Boston

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63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400 Fax 617.350.5429

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Board of Directors

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

Administration

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

Expert Departments

20th Century Design - Jane D. Prentiss Assistant: Shannon M. Ames American & European Paintings & Prints - Robin S.R. Starr Assistants: Kathy Wong, Elizabeth C. Haff, Annie Claflin 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 Assistants: Karen Mak, Suhyung Kim 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 Historical Militaria - Joel Bohy 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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Exhibitions & Property Distribution

Finance Department

Subscriptions

Service Departments

Marlborough: Warehouse Manager - Fred Trottier, 508.970.3261

Boston:

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: Kealyn Garner Boston: Sarah L. Collins Staff Portraits - Cheryl Richards Photography Transportation - Eric Jones Assistant: Mark McCaffrey

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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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Parking Indoor Parking Garages

Outdoor Parking Garages The Taj Hotel Parking Garage 2 Newbury Street Located three blocks from Skinner, valet drop-off and pick-up Up to 24 hrs/$42

City Place Parking Garage Transportation Building 12 Charles Street Located at the end of Park Plaza Underground multi-level garage All day–closes at 2:30 a.m. First hr/$5, after 2 hrs/$14 AllRight Parking Boston Common Garage Located on Charles Street, on the Common, two blocks from Skinner 1 hr/$6, up to 24 hrs/$25, Evenings (4pm-10am)/$10 The Four Seaons Hotel Parking Garage 200 Boylston Street Adjacent to Skinner, valet drop-off and pickup, up to 24 hrs/$30

Back Bay Garage 222 Berkeley Street (entrance off St. James) One block from Skinner All day/$35, evening (5pm-7am)/$10

Fairmont Copley Plaza 138 St. James Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617.267.5300 Fax: 617.375.9648 Four Seasons 200 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 617.351.2036 The Liberty Hotel 215 Charles St. Boston, MA 02114 617.224.4000 Marriott Copley Place 110 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 800.228-9290 Fax: 617.236.5885

Pin Stripe Parking Arlington Street 617-338-7984 All day/$14, after 6 p.m. and weekends/$10, overnight/$15 Billy’s Parking 222 Stuart Street 617-423-7781 8am-5pm/$18, after 5pm/$20

Motor Mart Garage 26 Park Plaza (Same building as Legal Sea Food) Up to 1 hr/$8, 1 to 2 hrs/$12, 2-3 hrs/$16, 3-12 hrs/$20, 12-24 hrs/$31, weekends up to 3 hrs/$8

Boston Hotels with Skinner Corporate Rates

Boston Hotels Boston Harbor Hotel 70 Rowe’s Wharf Boston, MA 02110 Tel: 800.654.2000 Fax: 617.345.6799

(recommended for trucks)

Nine Zero Hotel 90 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02108 617.772.5800

The Back Bay Hotel 350 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116 1.877.587.9774

Eliot Hotel 370 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 617.267.1607

The Revere Hotel 200 Stuart Street Boston, MA 01740 Tel: 617-482-1800 Fax: 617-451-2750

Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro 25 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114 617.723.7575

The Park Plaza 64 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116 617. 426.2000

The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common 10 Avery Street Boston, MA 02111 Tel: 617.912.3315 Fax: 617.912.3375

The Colonnade 120 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 617.424.7000

Taj Boston 15 Arlington St. Boston, MA 02116 617.536.5700 Westin-Copley Plaza 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 800.228.3000 Fax: 617.424.7483

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Restaurants

Fine Dining Dante Royal Sonesta Hotel 5 Cambridge Parkway 617-806-4200 Mediterranean restaurant with great views of the Charles River and Boston skyline.

Davio’s 75 Arlington St. 617-357-4810 Northern Italian steak house.

Grill 23 & Bar 161 Berkley Street (Stuart Street) 617-542-2255 Great steak, seafood, wine list, and service.

L’Espalier 774 Boylston St. 617-262-3023 Fine French dining and wines with a wonderful pre-fixe menu.

No. 9 Park 9 Park St. 617-742-9991 Barbara Lynch’s bistro showcases inspired French and Italian influenced food and wine on Beacon Hill.

Radius 85 High St. 617-426-1234 Features a modern French menu focusing on seasonal ingredients accompanied by a thoughtful wine list.

Scampo The Liberty Hotel 215 Charles St. 617-536-2100 Lydia Shire’s latest restaurant, featuring Italian fare produced in an open kitchen upstairs at the Liberty Hotel.

Troquet

Summer Shack

140 Boylston St. 617-695-9463 French restaurant and wine bar perched at the edge of the Boston Common and the theatre district.

50 Dalton St. 617-867-9955 Jasper White serves well-executed seaside favorites in a casual Back Bay setting.

Via Matta 79 Park Plaza 617-422-0008 Elegant Italian fare and beautiful wines in a vibrant dining room - the best of Italy in Boston’s Back Bay creates an unforgettable experience.

Moderate Aquitaine 569 Tremont Street 617-424-8577 Parisian bistro style fare.

The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel 200 Boylston St. 617-338-4400 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in an elegant yet comfortable lounge setting with views of the Boston Public Garden.

East Ocean City 25-29 Beach St. 617-542-2504 Outstanding Chinese food restaurant highlighting seafood dishes with a full-service bar.

Lala Rokh on Beacon Hill 97 Mt. Vernon Street 617-720-5511 Authentic regional Persian cuisine, handselected wine list, knowledgeable waitstaff.

McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant

Inexpensive Au Bon Pain 26 Park Plaza (across the street from Skinner) or 431 Boylston Street (at Berkeley Street) 617-338-8948 Casual café offers quick service.

Davio’s To Go 10 St. James Galleria Atrium 617-357-4810 Casual Italian take-out lunch spot with daily special pastas, soups, and salads.

Flash’s 310 Stuart St. 617-574-8888 American comfort food served with classic cocktails in a casual setting.

Parish Café 361 Boylston St. 617-247-4777 American restaurant with seasonal outdoor seating features sandwiches created by renowned local chefs.

Piattini 226 Newbury Street 617-536-2020 Italian wine bar with an eclectic menu; specializes in Italian-style tapas.

The Upper Crust 20 Charles Street 617-723-9600 Gourmet thin crust pizza.

36 Columbus Ave 617-482-3999 Fresh seafood offerings that change daily.

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Upcoming Auction American Furniture & Decorative Arts August 2013, Marlborough, MA

Now Accepting Consignments For more information, please contact the Americana department at 508.970.3200, or email americana@skinnerinc.com Chippendale Mahogany Scallop Shell-carved and Fluted Tilt-top Tea Table, North Shore of Massachusetts, c. 1760-80.