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American Furniture & Decorative Arts Sale 2680B

October 27, 2013

Boston


American Furniture & Decorative Arts


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Table of Contents 1

Auction & Specialist Information

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Web Site & Online Bidding

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Event Information

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Provenance

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Lots 41–649

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Absentee Bid Form

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Provenance The Estate of Charles P. Fisher, Framingham, Massachusetts

A Milton, Massachusetts, Estate

A New York, New York, Estate

An Oregon Estate

Property of a Massachusetts Antiquarian

Property from a Descendant of the Honorable John Covode

Property from Private Collections in Pennsylvania, California, and Minnesota


41 Oval Table with Falling Leaves, eastern Massachusetts, c. 1720-50, the oval drop-leaf top on a cockbeaded apron with drawer, on a base of block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs joined by stretchers, all on double ball feet, early surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, wd. open 43, dp. 36 1/2 in. Note: An old note typed on an index card reads: “Gate leg Table. Very old. From Newburyport. Bought at Mrs. Gilman’s, Exeter.” $1,500-2,500

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42 Maple and Oak Low-back Chair, Boston, c. 1660-80, the blocked, bulbous-turned, raked stiles conform with the front legs joining a frontal bulbous turned front stretcher centering a ring, with square double side stretchers and square rear legs, old surface, retains vestiges of very early linen webbing strips, ht. 35, seat ht. 19 in. Note: This chair was for many years at 87 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. Literature: In Jonathan Fairbanks and Robert Trent, New England Begins: The Seventeenth Century, Trent discusses in detail an identical chair (lacking its feet), which is illustrated as plate 284, p. 288; and, in Frances Gruber Safford, American Furniture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: I. Early Colonial Period: The Seventeenth-Century and William and Mary Styles (Yale University Press, 2007), the author discusses and illustrates a very similar chair as catalog number 23, which still retains its original turkey-work upholstery, pp. 65-68. $8,000-12,000

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43 Rectangular Maple and Oak Joined Table, probably Boston or vicinity, 1680-1710, the overhanging top on a frame of four turned legs joined by cutout valances and heavy square stretchers, old mellow surface, (imperfections), ht. 26, frame wd. 32, frame dp. 22 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. Literature: For an illustration and discussion of a table of comparable form with similar turnings, see Safford, Frances Gruber, American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: I. Early Colonial Period: The Seventeenth-Century and William and Mary Styles (Yale University Press, New Haven, 2007), pp. 122-124, fig. 46. $8,000-12,000

44 Pine Chest over Two Drawers, probably Massachusetts, early 18th century, the molded hinged top above a double archmolded case of four false drawers and two working drawers, on turned front feet and cutout rear brackets, brasses appear to be old, lacks paint, (imperfections), ht. 41, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $1,000-1,500

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45 Pine Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts, c. 1700-20, the single arch-molded case of two half-drawers and three graduated long drawers, and applied molding, on turned turnip feet, replaced brass teardrop pulls, painted surface removed long ago, ht. 36, case wd. 36 1/2, case dp. 20 3/4 in.

46 Pine Desk Box, probably Massachusetts, early 18th century, the hinged cleated top opens to a compartmented interior, on the dovetail-constructed box, old brass escutcheon, old patina, ht. 9 3/4, case wd. 25 1/4, case dp. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher.

Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $3,000-5,000

48 Circular Table with Falling Leaves, probably Massachusetts, early 18th century, on block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs joined by a straight frame with drawer, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 26 3/4, dia. 42 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $800-1,200

Literature: Russell Hawes Kettell, The Pine Furniture of Early New England, entry 107. $1,000-1,500 47 Pine Storage Box, probably Massachusetts, early 18th century, the hinged cleated top opens to the interior with lidded till, on dovetail-constructed box, old replaced escutcheon, vestiges of powder blue paint, ht. 11 3/4, case wd. 27 1/2, case dp. 17 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $400-600

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49 Carved and Joined Red Oak Chest, attributed to the Norman family of joiners, Marblehead, Massachusetts, mid-17th century, the molded two-board lift-top opens on a joined box with gougework-arcaded top rail above three recessed panels centering applied molded diamonds framed by mitered surrounds and dentil carving, separated by molded and gouged vertical rails, the sides of the chest with two recessed panels with molded surrounds, all on an applied base molding, with shaped brackets and stile feet, old surface, (restoration), ht. 21 3/4, case wd. 36, case dp. 15 in.

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Note: An examination report from Robert F. Trent refers to this piece as “the most elaborate example known from the Norman shop tradition.� A full copy of his report is available for review. $20,000-30,000

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50 American/Anglo School, 18th Century Portrait of an Elderly Gentleman, Wearing a Powdered Wig and Gray Suit. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 29 x 25 in., in a molded wood frame. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure, minor retouch to cheeks and chin, very minor spots of retouch to clothing and background. $4,000-6,000

51 Large Red-painted Maple and Pine Tavern Table, New England. mid-18th century, the overhanging top with breadboard ends on a straight skirt and square stretchers joining bloc-, vase-, and ring-turned legs, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 46, dp. 30 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500 52 Maple and Pine Drop-leaf Table, Massachusetts, early 18th century, the overhanging top with short drop leaves on block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs and straight skirt joining square stretchers on turned feet, old surface, (alterations), ht. 42, dp. 27 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $200-300

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53 Red-painted Maple Cupboard, probably New England, late 18th/early 19th century, the hinged door with recessed panels opening to five shelves, on cutout base, original surface, (paint wear), ht. 78 1/4, wd. 36, dp. 12 1/2 in. $800-1,200

54 Red-painted Joined Chest with Drawers, Deerfield, Massachusetts, area, c. 170020, the molded lift top above a double-arch molded case with faux two-drawer facade and two working drawers below, with applied molded lower edge, all on turned stile feet, original surface, original engraved hardware, (imperfections), ht. 46 3/4, wd. 41 3/4, dp. 19 in. Literature: For a discussion of this form and several illustrated examples, see Dean A. Fales, Jr., The Furniture of Historic Deerfield (Dutton, New York, 1976), p. 177. $15,000-25,000

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55 Pine Desk, probably northern Europe, early 19th century, the scrubbed top with hanging two-way drawer on a shoe-foot trestle base with through-tenoned stretcher, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 30 3/4, wd. 61 1/2, dp. 61 in. $2,500-3,500


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56 Chippendale Carved Mahogany Games Table with Drawer, probably New York, c. 1760-80, the rectangular top with rounded edge and square projecting corners opens to a velvet playing surface and concave gamepiece wells, above a conformingly shaped skirt joining four cabriole legs carved with floral devices flanked by C-scrolls, continuing to carved claw-and-ball feet, old replaced brass, partial old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 31 3/4, dp. 14 1/2 in.

58 Set of Four Chippendale Walnut Carved Side Chairs, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, the crest rail centering a foliate-carved panel flanked by C-scrolls, with pierced scrolled splat, on frontal cabriole legs ending in pad feet with incised carving resembling shells, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 38, seat ht. 18 in.

Provenance: Purchased by Anna Stearns of Nashua, New Hampshire, from Mrs. Frances M. Nichols, late 1930s. $8,000-12,000

59 Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Boston, c. 1760-80, the serpentine cresting centering leaf-carving flanked by leaf-carved terminals, on a pierced carved Gothic splat and slip seat on frontal cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet with swept-back talons, and raking rear legs, refinished, (repairs), ht. 38 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

57 Chippendale Mahogany Carved Serpentine Chest of Drawers, probably Boston, c. 1760-80, the shaped molded top on conforming case of four scratch-beaded graduated drawers, on carved claw and ball feet, refinished, old replaced brasses, (minor imperfections), ht. 34, case wd. 36, dp. 21 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $6,000-8,000

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60 Mahogany Tall Case Clock, dial marked William Claggett, Boston, early 18th century, the hood with sarcophagus top, double cornice and tracery, above the tombstone brass and silvered dial with cast gilt spandrels, with convex boss in the arch “Will.m Claggett/ BOSTON,” above the chapter ring with seconds hand and calendar aperture, and brass eight-day weight-driven movement, on the molded tombstone waist door and double-stepped bracket base, (restoration), ht. 103 1/2 in.

Provenance: An early handwritten note on the inside of the door reads: “this clock... belonged to Hon. Wm. Cushing.”; of Scituate, Massachusetts. Cushing was the Chief Justice of Massachusetts “under the crown,” in 1772. In 1777, he was named Chief Justice of the Court of Massachusetts. In 1789, he was a judge on the United States Supreme Court. In 1796, he was nominated by George Washington for the job of Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. He declined, preferring instead to take a job in the circuit court by his home. By descent to Charles P. Fisher, The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $50,000-75,000

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61 Mahogany Jewelry Box, England, late 18th/ early 19th century, rectangular box with two drawers with turned knobs, applied molding and ogee bracket feet, (repaired crack on lower front molding), ht. 8, wd. 18, dp. 10 in. $600-800 62 Silver-mounted Masonic-carved Betel Nut Case, Cased Balance Scale, and a Set of Jack Straws, 18th and 19th century, an oval case or snuff box with carved betel-nut top with relief-carved Masonic iconography, on a hinged baleen base with silver inlay borders and circular engraved monogram; a brass and steel balance scale in an oval hinged sheet iron case with a note inscribed “Old scales of Job Pierce used in trading with Indians; and seventy-six carved ivory and bone Jack Straws game pieces, dia. 3 3/4 to 5 1/8 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $800-1,200

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63 Federal Mahogany Doctor’s Medical Case, probably America, late 18th/early 19th century, with brass swing handle over two hinged doors with nine compartments on each door, and four compartments over three short drawers with printed content labels on the sliding lids, and two long drawers, the top drawer containing a small brass and iron scale, the bottom drawer with a compartment containing two blown glass mixing bowls, a printed ticket to admit James McKeen to the “Lectures on Midwifery” at the “The Medical School of Maine at Bowdoin College,” and six scrimshaw articles: a bodkin, a small top, a sword-form letter opener, a thimble, a small whale tooth, and a bone bead, a spring latch opens a sliding door on the back of the case revealing three compartments, ht. 12 1/4, wd. 10 1/2, dp. 7 3/8 in. $800-1,200 64 Chippendale Walnut and Gilt-gesso Looking Glass, England or America, late 18th century, the scrolled frame with pierced cresting and foliate device, with leafy vines flanking the molded and gilt-incised liner, refinished, ht. 46 in. $800-1,200

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65 Walnut and Gilt-gesso Mirror, England, mid18th century, the scrolled cresting centering a concave shell, on a molded and gilt-incised frame, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 27 in. $400-600 66 Chippendale Walnut and Gilt-gesso Looking Glass, England or America, late 18th century, the scrolled frame centering a pierced cresting and perched phoenix, with molded and gilt-incised liner, refinished, ht. 41 in. $600-800 67 Chippendale Walnut and Gilt-gesso Looking Glass, probably England, late 18th century, the scrolled frame with pierced cresting centering a C-scroll and foliate device, with molded and gilt-incised liner, old surface, ht. 41 1/2 in. $400-600 68 Queen Anne Walnut and Gilt-gesso Looking Glass, England, mid-18th century, the scrolled cresting centering a shell, above the molded liner and two-part beveled glass, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 46 1/2 in. $700-900


Important Silver from the Family of Robert Treat Paine Lots 69–71


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69 Pair of Paul Revere, Jr., Silver Casters, Boston, 1772, each with bud finial on pierced high-domed friction-fit lid, incised with five vertical panels engraved with a double-lined diamond pattern, cylindrical neck engraved with the crest of a hound courant, associated with Robert Treat Paine, on a pear-shaped body with circular stepped foot, ht. 5 1/2 in., approx. 8 troy oz. total. Provenance: Robert Treat Paine (March 11, 1731-May 11, 1814), Massachusetts lawyer and politician, prosecutor in the Boston Massacre trial, Massachusetts representative signer of the Declaration of Independence, Massachusetts state’s first attorney general, and associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; then by family descent to Charles P. Fisher, then the Estate of Charles P. Fisher. Note: The casters correspond to an entry in Paul Revere’s daybook (image above) dated January 9, 1772, which records the making and sale of a pair of casters to Robert Treat Paine. Fisher traced the ownership of the casters from the original entry in Revere’s

book to Robert Treat Paine’s probate inventory and through his family line. Unmarked, the casters passed through the family for some years separated from the Revere association until Fisher re-discovered the pair in his mother’s pantry. Through comparison of type, style, and weight and investigation of documentary evidence along with comparison to other marked, engraved Revere silver in the family’s collection, he was able to confirm that this pair of casters were, in fact, the Revere casters made for R.T. Paine in 1772. Further authentication was provided in 1990 by Janine E. Skerry, Revere authority and then assistant curator at Historic Deerfield, who examined the pieces and confirmed their authenticity, noting that, “there are indeed many pieces of silver made in the shop of Paul Revere which do not bear his mark.” The current weight of the casters corresponds to the weight described by Revere in his entry (varying by 3%, a variance that correctly accounts for wear and polishing over the course of 240 years). $75,000-150,000

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70 Paul Revere, Jr., Silver Cann, Boston, c. 1780, pear-shaped body with molded flared rim on molded circular splayed foot, double scroll hollow handle with acanthus leaf on upper handle and scroll terminal on the lower; the front engraved with a coat of arms, with maker’s mark “REVERE” in a rectangle struck below rim near handle, the handle engraved with a monogram “GPA,” the base engraved “14 oz.,” ht. 5 1/4 in., approx. 14 troy oz. Provenance: Family descent; The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. Literature: For similar maker’s mark see Colonial Silversmiths and Jewelers, by Patricia E. Kane (Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), mark B, p. 795. $125,000-175,000

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71 Six Coin Silver Teaspoons, 18th century, one with upturned rounded handle with mid-rib, with the crest of a hound courant, associated with Robert Treat Paine, on back of handle, and shell and drop on back of bowl, by Paul Revere, Jr., Boston, with “PR” mark in script; one with upturned rounded handle with mid-rib, the back with engraved “MD” monogram, by Jacob Hurd, Boston; one with upturned rounded handle with mid-rib and shell and drop on back of bowl, engraved “EG” on the back of the handle, probably by William Simpkins, Boston, with “WS” mark in a rectangle; one with bright-cut graduated chain on handle, possibly by Ephraim Brasher with impressed “EB” in script in a lobed cartouche; one with a gadrooned border and shell and drop on bowl, by Stephen Emery with impressed “SE” in a rectangle; and one with bright-cut border with engraved “SB” monogram on the handle, and impressed “EB” or “ER” mark on the reverse, (imperfections), approx. 8 troy oz. total. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $4,000-5,000

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72 Coin Silver Ladle, Ebenezer Moulton, Boston, late 18th century, with long downturned oval handle, oval bowl engraved with “GGL” in script for George Gardner Lee, (small split on bowl edge). lg. 13 1/4 in., approx. 4 troy oz. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $600-800 73 Eight Coin Silver Serving Spoons, Ebenezer Moulton, Boston, late 18th century, each with spatulate handle engraved with “GGL” in script for George Gardner Lee, and pointed oval bowl, impressed maker’s marks on reverse of handle, lg. 9 3/8 in., approx. 19.5 troy oz. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $400-600

74 Four Coin Silver Tablespoons, Ebenezer Moulton, Boston, late 18th century, with downturned oval monogrammed handles, oval bowls, lg. 9 1/4 in., approx. 7 troy oz. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $300-500

77 Oversize Coin Silver Serving Spoon, unknown maker, with down-turned fiddle handle with chased shell motif, large oval pointed bowl, with three impressed “N.H.W” marks in a rectangle, lg. 15 1/2 in., approx. 5 troy oz. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $300-500

75 Silver Marrow Scoop, William Moulton, Newburyport, Massachusetts, early 19th century, impressed “MOULTON” in a rectangle on handle, lg. 7 in., approx. 6 .5 troy oz. $250-350 76 Four Coin Silver Soupspoons, each with oval downturned handle with engraved monogram “SF” possibly for Sybil Farnham, and oval pointed bowl with shell, one by Joseph Moulton, Newburyport, with impressed “JM” mark in script on reverse of handle, three marked “PERKINS” for Jacob Perkins, Newburyport, Massachusetts, lg. 8 5/8in., approx. 7 troy oz. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $300-500

78 Small Silver Ladle, London, c.1796 with downturned fiddle handle, round bowl, impressed makers marks “JH” in script on reverse of handle, lg. 5 1/2 in., approx. 0.5 troy oz. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $100-150 79 Six Coin Silver Teaspoons, Albert Jones, Greenfield, Massachusetts, c. 1825, each with fiddle handle with engraved monogram, oval bowl, engraved “Geistweit,” “Christian,” and with impressed maker’s mark on the back of handle, lg. 5 1/4 in., approx. 2 troy oz. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $150-200

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80 Two Classical Bright-cut Coin Silver Cream Pitchers, one by Henry Farnham, Boston, early 19th century of rectangular form with high strap handle, bright-cut borders, with monogram under spout; and one by an unknown maker, oval-form with reeded rim band and strap handle, bright-cut chain border, and monogrammed shield-shaped cartouche under the spout, (minor dents), ht. 5 5/8, 4 3/8 in., approx. 7.5 troy oz. $200-300

82 Pair of Georgian Silver Candlesticks, Jonathan Gould, London, 1742, each with a small engraved crest on the removable petalform bobeche on candlecup over knoppedbaluster-form shafts with quatrefoil base, engraved monogram “MG” on underside of base, maker’s marks on bobeches, candlecups and under bases, ht. 8 1/4 in., approx. 32 troy oz. total. $3,000-5,000

81 Seven Bright-cut Coin Silver Teaspoons, possibly by Lemuel Wells, New York, c. 1795, each with downturned spatulate handles with bright-cut feather edges, and oval bowl, impressed “LW” maker’s mark on back of handle, lg. 5 5/8 in., approx. 4 troy oz. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $300-500

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83 John Greenwood (Massachusetts, 17271792) Portrait of Thomas Child (1730-1787). Signed “J.G. pinxt 1750” c.l. Oil on canvas, 36 x 28 in., in a period black and gold-painted, molded and carved wood frame with gold-painted liner. Condition: Relined, retouch, small paint loss l.r., stable craquelure, likely cleaned and varnished. Provenance: Family descent. Note: According to Hale/Child family history Thomas Child was born in 1730 in Boston, the son of Thomas and Susanna (Hatch) Child (see Lot 84 for a portrait of his father Thomas Child). He lived in the family home on Essex Street in Boston until around 1765, when he migrated north to Falmouth (now Portland), Maine. In 1765 he was appointed Tide Surveyor, and later in 1769 he entered into government service in the Custom House where he continued until his death, first as Landwaitor, then as Naval Officer under the government of Maine. He also officiated as the first postmaster of Portland. He married Mary Freeman, the daughter of Enoch Freeman, one of the most prominent men in town, and together they had five children. $6,000-8,000 83

84 Attributed to John Greenwood (Massachusetts, 1727-1792) Portrait of Thomas Child (16– -1751), c. 1750. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 36 x 28 in., in a period black and gold-painted, molded and carved wood frame with goldpainted liner, together with seven 18th/19th century books from the family library, a small watercolor on paper portrait of Child’s sister, six family table linens, and framed watercolor on paper painting of the Child family crest. Condition: Good, craquelure, likely cleaned and varnished. Provenance: Family descent. Note: According to a Hale/Child family history, Thomas Child was the grandson of Robert Child, Earl of Tilney, who emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, prior to 1692, married twice, first to Margaret Hillard, daughter of the pastor of the Old South Church and Vice-President of Harvard University with no issue, then to Susanna Hatch on August 24, 172–. They had five children, one of whom is Thomas, the young man portrayed in Lot 83. It is thought that the portrait of the elder Thomas Child was painted around the same time as his son’s portrait, which is dated “1750,” and a year before the elder Thomas died in 1751. $6,000-8,000

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85 American School, 19th Century Portrait of Boston Merchant John Davis Williams (1770-1848). Reportedly signed l.r., according to a note affixed to the reverse, subject also identified in the note. Oil on canvas, 36 x 29 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure, scattered retouch to figure and background. $800-1,200

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86 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, depicting Boston harbor with ships, steamer, and various other watercraft and figures in the foreground and the city of Boston, including the statehouse, in the distance, sheet size 29 x 42 in., in a molded mahogany frame with gilt liner. Condition: Repaired tear l.c. slightly into image, minor repaired tears, and creases on edges, repaired loss u.r. corner. $1,500-2,500

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87 Chippendale Mahogany Block-front Bureau, probably Boston, c. 1760-80, the overhanging molded top above a conformingly shaped cockbeaded case of four graduated drawers on bracket base centering a drop pendant, replaced brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 30 3/4, case wd. 35, top dp. 21 1/2 in. $12,000-18,000


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88 Mahogany Tall Case Clock, John Rogers, Newton, Massachusetts, late 18th century, the hood with pagoda top and blind fret panel and flanking columns, with cast brass and silvered dial with gilt-brass spandrels and a silvered boss in the arch lettered “John Rogers/NEWTON,� with chapter ring, seconds hand and calendar aperture, with brass eightday weight-driven movement, tombstone waist door, all on bracket base, refinished, (restoration and imperfections), ht. 91 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

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89 Chippendale Mahogany Block-front Chest of Drawers, probably Boston, c. 1760-80, the molded overhanging top on a cockbeaded case of four graduated drawers on conforming bracket feet, old replaced brasses, refinished, (restoration), ht. 31, case wd. 29 1/4, dp. 19 3/4 in. $6,000-8,000

90 Diminutive Chippendale Mahogany Reverse Serpentine Chest of Drawers, probably Massachusetts, late 18th century, the overhanging top with blocked ends and molded edge, above a cockbeaded case of graduated drawers on ogee bracket feet, old replaced brasses, old surface, ht. 32. case wd. 32, case dp. 18 in. Note: The top is of a beautifully grained single mahogany board. $3,000-5,000

92 Chippendale Mahogany Inlaid and Giltdecorated Child’s Side Chair, probably Anglo-Indian, late 18th century, the shaped crest rail with molded terminals on raking stiles centering a pierced splat, on trapezoidal slip seat and square legs and stretchers, original surface of black and gilt decoration highlighted with inlaid shell and glass bosses surrounded by rings of turquoise beads, (imperfections), ht. 30 1/2, seat ht. 13 in. $600-800

91 Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Bowfront Chest of Four Drawers, Massachusetts, c. 1800, the molded top above a case of four cockbeaded graduated drawers, on molded ogee bracket base, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 34, case wd. 38 3/4, dp. 23 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500

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93 Mather Brown (American, 1761-1831) Portrait of a Gentleman. Indistinctly inscribed “M. Brown Esqr/...Mrs. Wood...� on the stretcher. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 1/4 in., in a later carved, painted, and gilded wood frame. Condition: Linen canvas re-stretched and stapled, light craquelure with small paint loss u.l., and losses near bottom edge. $2,000-3,000

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Portrait of Major Edward Frere of the West Norfolk Militia, 1742-1819. Unsigned, artist and subject identified on labels to verso. Oil on canvas, 29 x 25 in. Condition: Relined, repaint. Note: Edward Frere was the second son of Sheppard (b. 1712) and Susanna (Hatley) Frere, of Roydon Hall, Norfolk, England. In 1781 he married Mary Barker and they resided at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, and Wortham, Suffolk. $1,200-1,500 95 Attributed to James Sharples, Sr. (Anglo/ American, 1751/52-1811) Portrait of a Gentleman with a Sideways Glance. Unsigned. Pastel on paper, sight size 9 x 7 1/4 in., in a later eglomise and molded giltwood frame. Condition: Good, not examined out of frame. $1,000-1,200 96 Attributed to James Sharples, Sr. (Anglo/ American, 1751/52-1811)

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Two Profile Sketch Portraits of Gentlemen in Late 18th Century Costume. Unsigned. Ink on paper, 7 3/8 x 5 1/8 in., in later molded giltwood frames. Condition: Both with light moisture stains, not examined out of frames. $600-800


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97 Queen Anne Carved Mahogany Upholstered-back Stool, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with serpentine cresting and cabriole frontal legs ending in pad feet on platforms, joined to the raking chamfered rear legs by vase- and ring-turned stretchers, old surface, (restoration), ht. 43, seat ht. 14 in. $2,500-3,500

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98 Queen Anne Maple Drop-leaf Dining Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, the circular drop-leaf top on a 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 99 Queen Anne Walnut Mirror, possibly New England, mid-18th century, the scrolled cornice above a molded liner, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 31 1/2, wd. 13 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $600-800

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100 Queen Anne Walnut and Gilt-gesso Mirror, northern Europe, mid-18th century, the pierced crest with stylized bird forms centering an applied bird and foliate device, old surface, ht. 31 1/2 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $400-600

101 Queen Anne Cherry Side Chair, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with vasiform splat, upholstered slip compass seat, and cabriole front legs joined to the raking rear legs by block-, vase-, and ring-turned stretchers, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 39 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. Provenance: Reportedly, this chair is one of a large set purchased by the Reynolds family at the sale of the contents of the Jeremiah Lee Mansion, in Marblehead, in the 19th century. $3,000-5,000

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102 Pair of Queen Anne Maple Compass Seat Side Chairs, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with spooned cresting, vasiform splats, and figured maple stretchers, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 38 1/4, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000


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102A Queen Anne Carved Maple Side Chair, probably Boston, c. 1720-40, with spooned scroll-carved cresting, valanced seat frame on block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs joined by a bulbous turned front stretcher and square side stretchers, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 41 3/4, seat ht. 17 in. $1,200-1,800

103 Two Pairs of Queen Anne Brass Candlesticks, 18th century, one pair with ringed knop on push-up shaft on domed circular petal-form base; and one pair with petal rim candlecup on knopped shaft with one conforming petal knop and petal base, ht. 8 1/8, 8 7/8 in. $400-600

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104 Chippendale Carved Cherry Chest-onChest, probably Granby, Connecticut, 1802, the top section with pierced scrolled pediment centering an asymmetrical carved cartouche on a reeded plinth, all flanked by plinths and turned finials, above a case of five scratchbeaded graduated drawers, set into the lower section of four graduated drawers, all flanked by reeded quarter columns, on a ogee bracket base with gadrooned front edge, ht. 81, case wd. 41, case dp. 17 1/4 in. Literature: In discussing an identical chest-onchest in Connecticut Valley Furniture: Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, Kugelman and Kugelman write, “this is one of two identical chest-on-chests that were, according to family tradition, made for the November 15, 1802, marriage of Granby [Connecticut] residents Hannah Forward (1785-1882) and Horace Clark (1782-1842). At his death Horace’s estate included ‘2 Chests and drawers’ valued at $10,” pp. 348-49. The chest discussed is part of the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, at Yale University. That sister chest to the current lot is also discussed in Gerald W.R. Ward, American Case Furniture in the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection and Other Collections at Yale University (Yale University Press, 1988), catalog number 86, pp. 182-84. Note: The present lot has a partial note on the backboard of the upper section, written after 1882, reading, “This has been in the possession of Samuel A. Clark of Granby,” and includes a reference to a “Dr. Charles...” $40,000-60,000

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105 Chippendale Cherry Chest of Four Drawers, probably Connecticut, late 18th century, the molded top above a case of four cockbeaded graduated drawers, all on an ogee bracket base, original oval brass, refinished, (minor restoration), ht. 34 3/4, case wd. 38 1/4, dp. 19 in. $1,000-1,500

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106 Carved Cherry Desk and Bookcase, probably Colchester, Connecticut, area, c. 1785-90, in two sections, the top section cupboard doors open to a compartmented area with shaped dividers, above two candle slides, set into a lower desk section with amphitheater interior centering a shell-carved drawer, brasses appear original, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 86 1/2, case wd. 38 3/4, case dp. 20 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

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107 Ammi Phillips (American, 1788-1865) Pair of Portraits of a Gentleman and a Lady. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 33 3/4 x 27 1/2 in., in later molded giltwood frames. Condition: Relined, retouch. Provenance: Sotheby’s Selections from Israel Sack, Inc., January 20, 2002, Lot 1309. $5,000-7,000

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108 Chippendale Red-stained Cherry Desk Bookcase, possibly Connecticut River Valley, late 18th century, the upper section with paneled doors opening to shelves sets into a projecting lower section with slant lid opening to multi-drawer interior with valanced compartments and central valance drawer, all on bracket base centering a drop pendant, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 80 3/4, case wd. 36, case dp. 20 in. $3,000-5,000

109 Connecticut Cherry Slant-lid Desk, possibly Woodbury, Connecticut, late 18th century, the lid opens to an interior centering an inlaid prospect door with flanking document drawers, four valanced compartments and three drawers, on a case of four thumbmolded and graduated drawers with reeded lambrequin corners, on an ogee bracket base with scrolling returns, brasses appear to be original, (imperfections), ht. 44, wd. 38, dp. 19 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

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112 Queen Anne Walnut Carved and Inlaid Fall-front Desk, possibly New Hampshire, early 18th century, the compass star-inlaid lid opens to an interior of compartments and drawers and document drawers faced with pilaster fronts and flame finials, on a case of four thumbmolded, string-inlaid, graduated drawers on bracket feet, brasses replaced, (restoration), ht. 42 3/4, wd. 34 3/4, dp. 19 1/2 in. Note: A note found inside the desk states that the desk was originally in the Jaffrey house in Newcastle, New Hampshire. $1,500-2,500

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110 Queen Anne Fan-carved Cherry High Chest of Drawers, probably Wethersfield, Connecticut, area, c. 1750-80, replaced brasses, refinished, (minor restoration), ht. 69, wd. 37, dp. 20 in. Provenance: Nathan Liverant & Son, Colchester, Connecticut; Judd Gregory, Dorset, Vermont; then to a private collection. $4,000-6,000

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111 Queen Anne Cherry and Birch Tea Table, New England, mid-18th century, with an overhanging molded tray top and a deep frame and shaped apron joining cabriole legs ending in pad feet, refinished, (minor restoration), ht. 26 1/4, wd. 24 1/4, dp. 17 in. $600-800

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113 Queen Anne Walnut Carved and Walnut Veneer Inlaid Dressing Table, possibly New Hampshire, early 18th century, the overhanging top with molded edge on a double-arch-molded case of long drawer and three short drawers, with quarter-round, diamond, and herringbone inlay, on cabriole legs ending in arris pad feet joined by a deeply valanced apron and two drop pendants, old replaced brasses, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 33 1/2, case wd. 36, case dp. 20 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

114 Queen Anne Cherry and Pine High Chest of Drawers, probably southeastern Massachusetts, c. 1730-50, the brass pulls and escutcheons appear to be original, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 66 3/4, lower base wd. 38, lower case dp. 18 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000


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115 Red-painted Candlestand, probably New England, late 18th century, the circular top on a vase- and ring-turned support ending hexagonal block and drop pendant on three shaped legs, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 25 1/2, dia. 15 1/2 in. $400-600 116 Federal Maple Candlestand, New England, c. 1790, the square top with ovolo corners on a vase- and ring-turned support and tripod base of cabriole legs, remnants of old green paint, (restoration), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 16 1/2, dp. 16 1/4 in. $400-600


117 Susan C. Waters (American, 1823-1900) Portrait of Ann Eliza Collins Aged 2 Years, 1845, in a Landscape Holding a Cluster of Grapes. Signed, dated, and titled in painted inscriptions on the back of the canvas “Ann Eliza Collins Aged 2 Years/1845/Painted by Mrs. S.C. Waters.� Oil on canvas, 46 x 29 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Tacking edges relined, minor retouch, repaired tear l.r.

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Note: Susan Catherine Waters was born in Binghamton, New York, in 1823. She developed her artistic training at a female seminary she attended in Friendville, Pennsylvania, married William Waters at seventeen, and with his encouragement, developed her artistic talent, and traveled and painted portraits in southern New York state and into Pennsylvania. When her husband’s health began to fail she suspended her portrait painting and worked with him taking daguerreotype and ambrotype photographs. After a time they settled in Bordentown, New Jersey, where she began painting again, her style becoming more academic in her depictions of animals, still lifes, and portraits. This portrait of Ann Collins and that of her brother Theodore (Lot 118), were painted earlier in her career. $10,000-15,000


118 Susan C. Waters (American, 1823-1900) Portrait of Theodore Collins Aged 4 Years, 1845, Holding a Peach and a Leafy Branch. Signed, dated, and titled in painted inscriptions on the back of the canvas “Theodore Collins/Aged 4 Years/1845/Painted by Mrs. S.C. Waters.� Oil on canvas, 46 x 29 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Tacking edges relined, minor retouch. $6,000-8,000

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119 Prior-Hamblen School, (American, 19th Century Portrait of a Child Wearing a Pink Dress and Holding a Hairbrush. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a period molded giltgesso frame. Condition: Stable craquelure, minor retouch to line on neck minor, spots to background, small patch repair l.r. $4,000-6,000 120 American/Anglo School, 18th Century Portrait of a Boy. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a later carved wood frame. Condition: Relined, repaint. $1,000-1,500

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121 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing a Dark Blue Gown. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a period painted molded wood frame. Condition: Scattered retouch to shoulder, arm, bodice and skirt of dress, and to background u.l. $800-1,200 122 Pair of Federal Bell-metal Urn-top Andirons with Two Matching Tools, Philadelphia, last quarter 18th century, acorn finials on urn tops with beaded borders on columnar shafts, spurred cabriole legs and slipper feet, with columnar log stops, and a pair of tongs and a shovel with conforming urn finials, andiron ht. 22 3/4, wd. 11, dp. 15 1/4, tool lg. 33 1/4 in. $600-800

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123 Brass and Iron Ringed Lemon-top Andirons with Two Matching Tools, Boston, late 18th/ early 19th century, with ringed lemon tops on columnar shafts with spurred cabriole legs and slipper feet, with conforming log stops, hearth shovel and tongs, ht. 16 1/2, wd. 11, dp. 19, tool lg. 31 in. $1,200-1,500 124 Pair of Federal Double Lemon-top Andirons, Two Tools, and a Pair of Jamb Hooks, probably New York, c. 1800, brass belted double lemon-tops above a hexagonal column on round plinth with spurred legs and ball feet, with a shovel and tongs with similar double lemon features, and a pair of brass jamb hooks with baluster finials, (imperfections), andiron ht. 20 1/2, wd. 8 3/4, dp. 19; tool lg. 30, jamb hook ht. 4, wd. 2 7/8 in. $800-1,200


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125 Pair of Federal Spire and Ball-top Brass and Iron Andirons, New York, early 19th century, with spires on belted ball finials, supported on columnar shafts, spurred cabriole legs with ball feet, ht. 19, wd. 10 1/2, dp. 18 1/2 in. $400-600

126 Sturtevant J. Hamblen (Maine, Massachusetts, fl. 1837-1856) Portrait of Young Girl Seated in a Rocking Chair with Her Dog. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 27 x 20 in., in a period molded giltgesso frame. Condition: Uncleaned, old small repaired tears. Note: The girl is possibly a member of the Fellows family, Exeter, New Hampshire. $30,000-50,000

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127 Prior-Hamblen School (American, 19th Century) Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Lacy Bonnet. Unsigned. Oil on artist board, picturing the woman seated before red tasseled drapery, 14 x 10 in., in a period ogee mahogany veneered frame. Condition: Very good. $1,000-1,500

128 Federal Figured Maple and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Worktable, possibly Vermont, early 19th century, the overhanging top centering a large patera with mitered surround, on a cockbeaded drawer and straight frame with a beaded mahogany edge incorporating a bag drawer joining square tapering legs, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 22, dp. 18 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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129 Federal Carved Cherry Tilt-top Candlestand, possibly Vermont, c. 1820, the shaped top on a turned, reeded, and carved post and tripod base of shaped legs, old varnished surface, (imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 19 1/2, dp. 14 1/2 in. $800-1,200

130 Federal Carved Cherry Tilt-top Candlestand, possibly Vermont, c. 1820, the shaped top on a turned, reeded, and scratchcarved post and tripod base of shaped legs, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 27, wd. 19 1/4, dp. 13 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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131 Folk Art Appliqued Needlework Picture of a Family Outing, Burlington, Vermont, area, c. 1810, a whimsical artistically arranged detailed composition composed of appliqued solid and printed cotton and silk shaped fabric segments stitched to a linen foundation with silk embroidered details, depicting eleven family figures: at the center the mother, wearing a polka-dot dress is seated in a chair holding a bouquet of flowers and a book, the father is holding his clay pipe and poised to pick a cluster of flowers from a small tree; flanking the couple are nine young adults and children, amongst them are two sets of girl twins, the older twins, wearing matching striped gowns and blue polka-dotted bonnets are fawning over and grasping the arm of a young man in a striped suit, the younger twins also wearing matching floral-printed gowns, are holding a red parasol between them and one is holding a leash to their dog; also, two young ladies, one is holding a green parasol, the other has a posy in each hand, with a little girl standing between them wearing a pink dress and holding a small purse; and a young man with his long gun and a powder flask slung across his chest.

In the foreground are a line of an assortment of sheep, chickens pecking grain, and two cats, and in the background two large trees are arched over the tableau with two squirrels scampering up one trunk, a black cat is perched on a branch high above the father’s head, and several birds are stitched among the other branches; the whole scene is enclosed in an appliqued undulating line border, 24 1/4 x 25 in., (minor losses), in original or period painted molded wood frame.

After moving to California, the consignor brought the needlework to a framer where it was restretched and put back into the original frame. The framer was impressed with the work and brought it to the attention of the Los Angeles Museum of Art, which asked if the picture could be displayed there, and upon agreement, was exhibited there for 5-6 months in 1974. $40,000-60,000

Provenance: Family descent. According to the consignor the work belonged to Dr. Frank Falby, M.D., of Burlington, Vermont. It was handed down to his son Sidney Nelson Falby and his wife, Eleanor Weston Falby of Burlington, Vermont. Their son [Richard Falby] inherited it when his mother died in 1973. It had always hung in the Burlington, Vermont house. [He/Dick] remembers, as a child, being told that if the house ever caught fire that the picture was the most valuable article in the house and he was to carry it out with him. He was told that it had been created by his great, great, etc. grandmother in the early 1800s. Interestingly, the consignor reports there are multiple sets of twins in the Falby family.

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132 Pictorial Needlework Petticoat Border with Figures in a Landscape, America, 18th century, crewel embroidered panel worked in wool yarns on a fine linen ground, depicting a romantic couple strolling in a hilly landscape with flowers, butterflies, a stag, a duck, and a horse, 8 x 37 1/2 in., mounted in a contemporary molded wood frame. $8,000-12,000

133 Needlework Sampler, “Nabby Fowler,” reportedly Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, c. 1805, stitched with silk threads on a linsey-woolsey ground, depicting a sawtooth border surrounding six rows of alphabets above a pious verse over the name “Nabby Fowler” stitched in an oval wreath, surrounded by an undulating flowering vine and a basket of flowers, (imperfections), 17 x 14 1/4 in., in a later frame. $2,500-3,500

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134 Framed Silk Needlework Memorial, possibly School of Abby Wright, South Hadley, Massachusetts, c. 1805, stitched with silk threads on a silk ground with watercolor painted details and background sky, depicting a tree-lined landscape with a woman holding a basket of flowers mourning beside a monument with the initials “WE/R/TE/R” stitched in an oval reserve, under a black reverse-painted glass oval foremat, oval 14 x 11 1/2 in., in a period molded and carved wood frame with molded giltwood liner. Note: A penciled inscription on the backing panel is inscribed “Abby Wright School 1806/ Hady [sic] School.” $2,000-3,000

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135 Needlework Family Register, “Mary Ingalls aged 10 Wrought this work/Lynn [Massachusetts] August 26, 1814,” stitched with silk threads on a linen ground depicting the vital statistics of Henry Ingalls and Susanna Brown, who were married May 26, 1772, and their six children, over a pious verse, surrounded by a sawtooth border and with flowering vines issuing from cornucopia, (minor toning, fading, and stains), 18 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (sight), in a period mahogany veneer frame. $1,000-1,500

136 Framed Painted Pennsylvania-German Fraktur, 1829, ink and watercolor on paper ornamented with a cherub, birds, tulips flower blossoms, surrounding a large heart with ink inscription in German, over a rosette and inscription “Elizabeth Beringer/Lebanon County/Pennsylvania/May 20 1829,” (minor toning and creases), sight size 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in., in a period brown-painted molded wood frame. $2,500-3,500

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137 Pennsylvania German School, Late 18th Century Soldier on Horseback with Distant Village. Unsigned. Gouache and ink on laid paper, sight size 9 x 7 1/2 in., in a later painted mitered wood frame with gilt liner. Condition: Toning, minor foxing. $600-800 138 Framed Small Floral Fraktur, probably America, late 18th/early 19th century, ink on paper, depicting an urn issuing a stylized tulip and multiple blossoms, (minor crease, toning, and foxing, not examined out of frame), 5 1/4 x 5 in., in a later paint-decorated frame. $300-500 139 Framed Fraktur of a Parrot Perched on Branch, America, 19th century, paint on laid paper depicting a red and green stenciled parrot perched on a leafy branch, inscribed “Mary Jane Batchelder” in ink l.r., (toning, minor foxing, moisture stains l.r.), sight size 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in., in a period reeded wood frame.

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140 American School, 19th Century Schoolgirl Painting of a Manor House and Grounds. Signed “Painted by Marian Day/Caroline Munson Instructress,” in lower margin. Watercolor on paper, 17 1/2 x 21 1/2 in., in a period gilt-gesso ripple frame. Condition: Repairs, tears and creases, scattered fox marks and stains, unobtrusive toning, not examined out of frame. Provenance: Sold at Skinner, Sale 2076, Lot 4, June 6, 2001. $3,000-5,000

141 Framed Watercolor Memorial Picture, America, c. 1837, watercolor on paper depicting a woman grieving beside an urntopped monument inscribed “Sacred to the memory of Lucy S. Faber who died, August 7, 1837 in the 25th year of her age,” the urn draped with a garland of white roses, all beneath a weeping willow tree with distant church and sea, (toning, foxing, light stains), 15 x 16 in., in a grained wood veneer frame. $800-1,200

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142 Amon Gilbert Justus Da Lee (American, 1820-1879) Profile Portrait Miniature of a Bearded Gentleman. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, with faint pencil lines, 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in., in a period, probably original mitered mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Paint flaking on outline of jacket and chair, otherwise good. Literature: The Magazine Antiques, July/ August 2011, article “Side Portrait Painters: Differentiating the Da Lee Family Artists,” by Joan R. Brownstein and Elle Shushan, pp. 154-161. The member of the Da Lee family who painted this portrait miniature was determined by the characteristics given in the article for each of the family artists. Amon Da Lee’s portraits show “a faded but pronounced blue wash that covered much of the background sides ... the heads appeared to be tilted at a slight downward angle, and the eyes are unfocused,” which are characteristics of the portrait offered here. $600-800

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143 Silhouette Portrait of “Mary Shanagle 1836,” probably New England, hollowcut bust-length profile portrait, the subject identified in inscriptions below the bust, highlighted with China white and black watercolor, (toning), 4 x 3 1/4 in., in a period molded wood frame. $300-500

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Small Portrait of a Young Woman Holding a Red Book. Signed and dated “H.P. 1849” below. Watercolor on paper, 4 x 2 3/8 in., in a later frame with oval mat. Condition: Repaired tears, stains outside of mat, losses to right edge. $600-800

Small Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Blue Gown with a Basket of Flowers. Unsigned. Watercolor on thin card, 7 3/4 x 6 3/8 in., in a later molded carved giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, minor foxing. $300-400

145 American School, 19th Century Small Portrait of a Lady Wearing a Fancy Gown. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 6 x 4 in., in a period mitered wood frame. Condition: Toning, creases, moisture stains, loss l.l. corner. $600-800

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Small Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Blue Dress with a Basket of Flowers and Bouquet. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 5 3/4 x 5 in., in a period mitered wood frame. Condition: Toning, light stains. $300-500

148 American/Continental School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman Holding a Mask. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, 4 5/8 x 3 1/2 in., in a later molded painted and gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Scattered light stains. $300-500


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Three Small Character Portraits of Gentlemen. Indistinctly signed with a character or overlapping initials l.r. or l.l. Watercolor on paper, 5 x 8 x 5 in., unframed. Condition: Each mounted on paperboard, minor toning. $600-800

Profile Portrait Miniature of a Young Man. Signed with embossed “GLADDING” in an arch under bust. Watercolor on paper, 4 x 3 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame, with indistinct name inscribed in pencil on back of frame “George M------- Jr.” Condition: Lower bust portion of painting folded under to fit frame, toning, light foxing. $500-700

150 Anglo School, 19th Century Small Profile Portrait of a Young Man Wearing a Cap. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 5 x 3 1/2 in., in a period molded wood frame, the backing paper with a London area framer’s label. Condition: It appears several areas of paint are adhered to the glass, foxing, minor toning. $500-700

152 Attributed to J.M. Crowley (American, 19th Century)

153 Three-color Woven Wool and Cotton Coverlet with Basket of Flowers Motif, Charles Wiand, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1856, single-piece coverlet with red, navy, and green wool yarns and natural cotton, woven in a design with a large starburst with floral center, bordered on four sides with large baskets of flowers and large blossoms, further bordered on three sides with scrolled foliage, large blossoms, tasseled swags, and fringe, one corner block with inscription “MAKE BY C. WIAND ALLENTOWN 1856,” (scattered losses, light stain), 110 x 98 in. $600-800

Profile Portrait of a Young Man Seated in a Chair. Unsigned. Pencil on paper, 5 x 3 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, foxing, three small tears on left edge. $400-600

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154 Woven Wool and Cotton Coverlet Depicting the “Great Seal” of the United States, reportedly originated from New York State, 1831, one-piece double-weave summer/winter coverlet in navy blue wool and natural cotton, centered with a large round “Great Seal” of the United States with inscription “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/E PLURIBUS UNUM/1831,” bordered by grapevines and surrounded by a field of stylized stars, with wide and narrow foliate borders, and with fringe on one end, (toning, light stains), 92 x 72 in.

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Literature: This coverlet is pictured in Coverlets and the Spirit of America, by Joseph D. Shein, with Melinda Zonger (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Pennsylvania, 2002), pp. 22-23. $800-1,200

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155 Woven Wool and Cotton Coverlet Depicting the United States Capital Building, America, c. 1846, two-piece, double weave, navy blue and white, summer/winter coverlet depicting a central field with twelve images of the capital building in Washington, D.C., with a balance scale and stars above and inscriptions below each building “Capitol in Washington 1846,” surrounded by leafy vines, the buildings separated with floral medallion and quatrefoil borders, enclosed on three sides with leaf borders and fringe, (minor imperfections), approx. 78 x 88 in.

Literature: This coverlet is pictured in Coverlets and the Spirit of America, by Joseph D. Shein, with Melinda Zonger (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Pennsylvania, 2002), pp. 124-25. Shein writes: “Field pattern motifs turned 90 degrees like this are unusual.” $800-1,200

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156 Navy and White Wool and Cotton Woven Coverlet, America, 1835, summer/winter two-piece double-weave coverlet with clusters of flowers, bordered with Independence Hall, spreadwing eagles with American shields, Masonic elements, stars, and monkey motifs, two corners with inscription “AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DECLARED JULY 4 1776/ WOVE IN 1835/L.T.,” (imperfections), 90 x 80 in. $600-800

157 Woven Wool and Cotton Coverlet with Sailboat Corner Blocks, Gilmour family, Dunlapsville, Union County, Indiana, “Year 1839,” two-piece, navy and white, summer/ winter coverlet depicting a central field of floral medallions in a grid, with floral borders on two sides, and a country house with fence and two signature sailboat corner blocks distinctive to the Gilmour family of weavers, with fringe on one end, (minor toning), 91 x 73 in. Literature: This coverlet is pictured in Coverlets and the Spirit of America, by Joseph D. Shein, with Melinda Zonger, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Pennsylvania, 2002, pp. 74-5. Shein writes: “Three of the four Gilmour brothers, Gabriel, Joseph, and William, were weavers...the wonderful sailing ship trademark is uniquely theirs, as is the charming sturdylooking country house.” $800-1,200

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158 Three-color Woven Wool and Cotton Tied Beiderwand Coverlet with Alphabet Motif, reportedly originated in Pennsylvania, 1849, two-piece, summer/winter coverlet woven with red, navy, and green wool yarns and natural cotton with a central field of squares woven with alternating patterns of sunbursts bordered with letters of the alphabet A through L, and flower and leafy medallions; bordered on three sides with blossoming and leafy potted plants, and two corner blocks with stylized trees and flowers and woven inscription “1849/M. KEADY,” (wear, minor losses), approx. 98 x 92 in. Literature: This coverlet is pictured in Coverlets and the Spirit of America, by Joseph D. Shein, with Melinda Zonger (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Pennsylvania, 2002), pp. 142-43. $600-800


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159 Three-color Woven Wool and Cotton Coverlet with Giraffe Border, America, dated 1852, two-piece, double-weave, summer/winter coverlet with red and blue wool and natural cotton, with a central field of intersecting rows of grapevines, birds, and floral medallions, bordered on two sides with heart, scroll, and leaf designs, and the bottom bordered with giraffes and trees alternating with a house and birds perched on a flower, two corner blocks with “1852” over the initials “H.R.,” (minor losses), 88 x 81 in. Literature: This coverlet is pictured in Coverlets and the Spirit of America, by Joseph D. Shein, with Melinda Zonger (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Pennsylvania, 2002), pp. 162-63. Shein writes: “Unexpected as they are, exotic animals appear occasionally on coverlets. Perhaps they were inspired by a drawing in a book or by a travelling show. This was an era of great discoveries and interest in things new and different.” $800-1,200 159

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160 Two-color Woven Wool and Cotton Coverlet, Harry Tyler, Butterville, Jefferson County, New York, 1845, two-piece doubleweave, summer/winter coverlet woven with strawberry red wool yarn and natural cotton with a central field of floral, star, and heart medallions, bordered on three sides with leafy trees and fences with two trademark spreadwing eagle and stars corner blocks with woven inscription “MARY.ANN SHUTLEFF/ JEFFERSON CO. N.Y./1845,” (wear, minor losses), approx. 88 x 83 in.

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Literature: This coverlet is pictured in Coverlets and the Spirit of America, by Joseph D. Shein, with Melinda Zonger, (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Pennsylvania, 2002), pp. 112-13. Tyler writes: “The eagle trademark in Harry Tyler’s later coverlets replace the earlier lions ... They are done in several variations and with some turned sideways. It is said that his son Elman designed them, as he wanted something more American.” $1,000-1,500

161 Four-color Woven Wool and Cotton Tied-Beiderwand Coverlet with Railroad Car Border, Jacob Lutz, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1848, two-piece summer/winter coverlet in shades of brick red, scarlet red, blue, and celery green, with a central field of intersecting rows of sunbursts and blossoms and leaves, bordered on three sides with locomotives and boxcars, two corner blocks with wove inscription “MADE BY J.LUTZ E. HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP FOR SARAH HEIDELBAU 1848,” (wear, minor losses), approx. 87 x 81 in.

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Literature: This coverlet is pictured in Coverlets and the Spirit of America, by Joseph D. Shein, with Melinda Zonger (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Pennsylvania, 2002), pp. 116-17. Shein writes: “The delightful train motif in this coverlet is unquestionably celebrating railroading as an industry and was made in Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania. However, it cannot be specifically honoring the well-known Hempfield railroad, since the coverlet was made several years before that railroad was constructed.” $1,000-1,500


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162 Pictorial Hooked Rug Depicting a Vase of Flowers, America, late 19th century, rectangular rug composed of wool and cotton fabric segments and wool yarn hooked onto a burlap foundation, with striped borders, mounted on a wood stretcher, 55 x 34 in. $2,000-3,000 163 Pair of Geometric Pattern Hooked Rugs and an Unraveled Yarn Rug, America, early to mid-20th century, the pair composed of multicolored wool segments hooked in variegated lines and solid color diamonds and triangles in a pattern outlined in black, 61 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.; and a yarn rug composed of strips of partially unraveled knitted yarn sewn to a backing, with variegated color center outlined with white, gray, and black borders, 54 x 31 1/2 in. $300-500

163A 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

164A 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

164 Red Floral-printed Cotton Chintz Quilt, America, 19th century, three-piece glazed cotton quilt top with allover printed floral pattern, tied together and backed with a brown diminutive printed cotton fabric, (minor stains to backing fabric), 90 x 72 in. $400-600

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165 Pieced and Appliqued Cotton Patchwork Quilt, stitched by Mrs. Owen Brown, mother of John Brown, Illinois, c. 1850, composed of twenty-five full rosettes, twenty half rosettes, and four quarter rosettes of homespun white cotton with red-printed and solid light blue appliqued borders, edged with solid blue cotton, and backed with white homespun cotton flour sacks, (imperfections), 84 x 80 in. Provenance: The history of this welldocumented quilt is listed and is illustrated in American Patchwork Quilts, Lenice Ingraham Bacon (William Morrow & Co., New York, 1973), pp. 78-9. Bacon writes: “The quilt top was made in Illinois by Mrs. Owen Brown, the mother of John Brown the Abolitionist. Mrs. Brown was engaged in the business of helping to outfit covered wagons going farther west. When a niece and her family were leaving Illinois for Sacramento, California (arriving there in 1851 according to family letters), Mrs. Brown gave her some quilts, including this unfinished quilt top. The niece happened to also be named Mrs. Brown, and it was her daughter who prized the quilt top and made it into the finished quilt, constructing the lining from commercial flour bags, and doing the quilting herself. She would never allow the quilt to be used, hence its excellent condition ... In time this same daughter of Mrs. Brown gave the quilt to her own daughter, Katherine Leslie, who came to Connecticut to live. The quilt later became the property of a friend, Paul Pickhardt, who in turn gave it to his sister, Mrs. Jere Coleman, of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was sold to the author [Lenice I. Bacon], in March, 1966.� After a time the quilt was sold to the consignor. Several pieces of provenance in the form of correspondence and documentation about the quilt accompany the lot. $800-1,200

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166 Pieced Cotton Basket Pattern Quilt, America, late 19th century, with forty-two blocks composed of solid white and colored printed segments with green floral-printed baskets and corners, with yellow-printed sashing and borders, backed with tancolored homespun cotton, with outline, chain, diamond, and petal quilting stitches, (minor scattered stains), 86 x 74 in. $600-800 167 Pieced and Appliqued Cotton Irish Chain Quilt, America, late 19th century, centered with red and green printed calico cotton square segments on a white cotton field in a Irish chain pattern, with a blossom and bud vine border, edged with rust-colored cotton twill tape, and backed with white cotton, with diamond, chevron, outline, and parallel line quilting stitches, (scattered stains, toning), 104 x 100 in. Provenance: Purchased from Robert Cleaves, 1973, then to the consignor. Exhibitions: The quilt hung at Boston City Hall during the 1976 Bicentennial exhibition held there. $800-1,200

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168 Erastus Salisbury Field (American, 18051900) Portrait of a Blond-haired Child Wearing a Blue Dress Holding a Watch, Standing on a Patterned Carpet. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 41 1/2 x 30 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure, very minor retouch. $25,000-50,000

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169 Polychrome Painted Parcheesi Game Board, America, late 19th century, square panel with applied molding, the playing field painted in bold colors of green, red, orange, and black, 16 3/4 x 17 in. Provenance: Sold at Skinner, October 24, 1999, Sale 1953, Lot 75. $3,000-5,000

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170 Painted Parcheesi Game Board, America, late 19th century, square divided panel with polychrome-painted playing field on a salmonpainted background, (loss on corner, minor paint wear), 21 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500


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171 Polychrome Painted Parcheesi Game Board, America, c. 1900, square panel with applied molding, the playing field centered with a star and painted in shades of green, orange, maroon, and brown, outlined in black, (paint loss and abrasions), 15 x 14 1/2 in. $800-1,200 172 Painted Checkerboard, possibly Canada or America, late 19th century, rectangular game board with applied molding, the playing field with 144 mustard and black painted checks, flanked by side panels for game pieces, painted mustard yellow, 27 x 16 1/4 in. $400-600 173 Polychrome Painted Folding Game Board, America, c. 1900, with Parcheesi game on one side and backgammon on the reverse, (minor paint wear), 18 x 18 in. Provenance: Ex Selby Shaver collection, sold at Skinner, October 28, 2001, Sale 2134, Lot 44. $800-1,200 170

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174 Polychrome Painted Double-sided Game Board, America, late 19th century, square panel, one side with a Parcheesi game painted with green, maroon, and mustard yellow, with black outlining, the reverse painted with a black and white checkers game, (minor paint wear), 18 x 18 in. $600-800 175 Five-color Painted and Gilded Folding Parcheesi Game Board, America, late 19th century, square walnut panel with rabbeted breadboard ends, hinged at the center, 21 x 21, folded 21 x 10 1/2 in. $600-800 176 Painted Wooden Game Board, America, 19th century, square panel with applied molding, one side painted with a red and black checkerboard with yellow-painted scroll, line, and dot borders, the reverse painted with a mill game with a stylized plaid-painted border, (losses to molding, minor paint loss), 10 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. $700-900

177 Paint-decorated Tinware Coffeepot, America, early 19th century, lighthouse-form pot with goose-neck spout, brass finial on domed hinged lid, decorated with large yellow blossoms flanked by white bands painted with fruit, flowers, and leaves on a black ground, (minor paint wear), ht. 10 3/4 in. $600-800

178 Oval Paint-decorated Tinware Box, America, early 19th century, with hinged lid, painted with red, green, and yellow stylized fruit and foliage motifs on the top, ht. 1 1/8, dia. 2 5/8 in. $1,200-1,800 179 Small Painted Tinware Dome-top Trunk, America, early 19th century, wire handle on rectangular box with slightly domed, hinged lid, decorated on the front with a red band painted with yellow and green flowers, and yellow swag border on an asphaltum ground, (very minor paint losses), ht. 3 5/8, wd. 3 5/8, lg. 6 3/4 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $200-300

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180 Red Paint-decorated Tinware Bread Tray, reportedly Pennsylvania, early 19th century, oblong form painted red and decorated with red, green, and yellow stylized flowers and fruit with a golden crystalized rectangle in the center, (minor paint loss), ht. 2 1/2, wd. 7 7/8, lg. 12 3/4 in. $2,000-4,000 181 Gilt and Black-painted Tin Two-light Student Lamp, probably France, early 19th century, with slender brass shaft supporting adjustable candleholders and conical shades with pierced rim, with brass ring finial, on a weighted dished base, painted black with gilt striping, (paint wear, converted to electric), ht. 21, wd. 14 in. $250-350


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182 Pewter Coffeepot, Israel Trask, Beverly, Massachusetts, c. 1820-35, lighthouse form with wood finial on domed lid, molded fillets, engraved borders and shield-shaped designs on the sides, with serpentine spout, blackpainted scroll handle with molded thumb piece, impressed maker’s mark “I.TRASK” on base, (minor wear, pitting), ht. 11 in. $400-600 183 Brass Tea Kettle on Stand, probably England, 18th century, swing handle on kettle with domed lift-off cover, bulbous body and gooseneck spout, resting on a stand with round sunburst pierced top supported on slender tapering cabriole legs on pad feet, (dents), teapot ht. 11, stand ht. 12, overall ht. 22 1/2 in. $400-600

184 Oil-painted Cloth Girl Doll, possibly Izannah Walker, Rhode Island, c. 1860s, oil-painted cloth head and sloped shoulders featuring blue eyes, pink mouth and cheek coloring, brown hair with tendrils framing the face, padded cotton arms, legs, and body with articulated fingers, wearing original hand-stitched printed cotton dress and underclothes, with a straw hat and wool mittens, ht. 18 in., accompanied by six printed “Reward of Merit” cards for “Mary E. Kelton”/”Rehobath/1864,” a hand-painted printed children’s booklet titled Cock Robin, a printed religious tract The Farmer and Soldier, an English Reader child’s educational book dated 1828, and two floral brocade satin squares. $4,000-6,000

185 Paint-decorated Child’s Sled, America, likely made by a German immigrant, late 19th century, with incised and painted wooden seat panel depicting incised outlined diamonds and compass star shapes, and the inscription “VERGNUGEN” translating to joy or pleasure, the side rails with applied cut-out sheetcopper diamond shapes, the seat joined with turned and carved wooden posts to the wooden runners clad with strips of copper and brass, original red, green, yellow, and white paint, (shrinkage cracks, minor losses), ht. 4 1/8, wd. 12, lg. 22 in. $800-1,200

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186 Federal Carved and Inlaid Lady’s Mahogany Secretary/Bookcase, attributed to Thomas Seymour, Boston, c. 1807-12, the decorative eglomise painting attributed to John Ritto Penniman, the turnings possibly by Henry and/or Thomas Ayling, some brasses replaced, (minor imperfections), ht. 76 3/4, wd. 37 1/2, dp. 19 3/4 in. Provenance: John Bryant III (1780-1865), a Boston China Trade Merchant, and his wife Mary Cleveland (Smith) Bryant (1784-1860). Presumably to their son John Bryant IV (1811-1847) and his second wife Mary Ann (Lee) Bryant. To their daughter Julia Bryant (1847-1901), who married Brigadier General Charles Jackson Paine (1833-1916), a railroad magnate and yachtsman, of 87 Mount Vernon Street, on March 26, 1867. To their daughter Georgia Paine Fisher Howland. To her son Charles Paine Fisher. Estate of Charles P. Fisher. Note: Please note that a copy of Robert Mussey’s Furniture Examination Report is available for this piece. We would like to thank Mr. Mussey for his assistance in cataloging the lot. $100,000-150,000

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The lady’s secretary and bookcase was a cultural badge signifying a Boston lady of refinement and education during the Federal period. Mary Cleveland (Smith) Bryant (1784-1860) was such a lady. She had been well-educated as daughter of Rev. John Smith, a professor of Ancient and Middle Eastern Languages at Dartmouth College, and was widely read. It was probably purchased around the time of, or a few years after, her marriage in late 1807 to John Bryant III (1780-1865). He was the son of John Bryant II, the Deputy Commissary of Military Stores at the Federal Armory in Springfield. The elegant bookcase provided space for the increasingly affordable books then available to educated Bostonians. It was also designed to provide everything needed for letter writing to her increasingly dispersed family. The year after the couple’s marriage on November 25, 1807, Bryant evidently furnished their Boston house, listing twenty-seven payments in his financial Waste Book under the category “House Furniture”. These included one for a “Bedstead” on July 5, 1808 to Boston’s premier cabinetmaker, Thomas Seymour.1 Under financial pressure in 1808, Bryant shipped out on an adventure in the brig Mandarin for Canton, his first to China.2 Bryant’s voyage and trading proved extremely profitable. After his return in 1809, he formed a partnership with William Sturgis dba Bryant and Sturgis, which eventually became one of Boston’s most successful China trade firms. The couple lived initially in a fashionable home in Tremont Place, later on Beacon Street near Charles Street. After his return, Bryant made numerous additional purchases of house furnishings in 1810, including another from Thomas Seymour for $39.00 for unspecified furniture which he recorded on Dec. 27.3 This payment may have been for the present secretary and bookcase. However, Bryant’s several voyages in this period are reflected in sporadic and incomplete entries for household expenses. Other purchases from Seymour and other craftsmen probably went unrecorded. Surviving Bryant family and business records do not include actual bills and receipts. The secretary is one of at least four which employ églomisé (reverse glass) painting in two shades of green with repeating Gothic arches and centering stylized leafage.4 Details are picked out in fine black lines. This “fancy painted” work can be firmly attributed to John Ritto Penniman based on the very high quality of work, and on at least two of his characteristic techniques – faux-shadowing below and to the right of both leaves and arches which simulate light cast from the upper left; and detailed modeling formed by two or more layers of fine black lines applied at right angles to each other, also simulating depth and shadows. Penniman was a tenant in Thomas Seymour’s Boston Furniture Warehouse from at least 1808-1810. The two collaborated numerous times, most commonly for decoratively painted panels featuring flowers, leafage, or sea-shells on work boxes and quartetto, work and card tables. Every aspect of the Bryant family secretary reflects Seymour’s habitual attention to detail and precise execution. Mahogany veneers are carefully selected of four different grain characters. Spandrels between gothic arches at the tops of the doors are beautifully faced with book-matched curly satinwood and outlined with his typical very fine-gauge black and white stringing lines. Large drawer fronts are framed with curly maple crossbanding, each accented by sand-scorching one long edge to provide greater depth and modeling. Keyholes on doors and drawers are lined or faced with bone shaped to three different patterns. Precisely executed small-scale bead moldings are employed on lower case edges, the frieze, as an astragal molding on the glazed doors, on pilaster columns separating door panels and on the cornice. Molding miter joints are perfect. Drawer construction follows Seymour’s typical habits, with fine-gauge dovetails and bottoms beveled on the edges to fit into grooves in drawer sides and fronts. Glue blocking on drawer bottoms along front edges is of even size and evenly spaced. Glue blocks along the drawer sides are cut into short, regular segments from one continuous strip of pine, then butted, glued and cut off at an angle at the rear edge. Small interior and mid-case drawers require no glue blocking. The design of the cornice is particularly refined, with its central oval inlaid with curly satinwood and black stringing surround set into a stripe-figured mahogany ground, its upper molded frame in the form of a semi-oval, and elegantly shaped and molded finial support block above. The small turned roundels applied at terminations of the half -oval molding and on the leg blocks were employed frequently by Seymour in this period. They reflect English Regency designs he began employing at about this period, and which increasingly dominated his work from about 1808 to 1817. Seymour’s use of lion-pattern hardware for the interior drawer pulls also follows Regency period preference. An interesting and perhaps unique feature is the hinged lid which slants downward when opened to enable easier writing. This is supported at both ends by lopers which also slant down and slide in slanted housings in the case. Seymour’s penchant for constant experimentation resulted in enormous variation in his work. Except for sets and pairs, no two pieces it seems are alike. The Bryant secretary is no exception. Robert D. Mussey, Jr. Milton, Massachusetts

NOTES: 1. Baker Library, Harvard University, Bryant & Sturgis (Boston, MA) records, 1801-1872 (inclusive). Mss: 766 1801-1872 B915. John Bryant Account [Waste] Book, 1801-1812, p. 102, entry dated Dec. 31, 1808 made for all purchases of various dates that year. 2. Massachusetts Historical Society, Bryant-Mason-Smith Family Papers, Ms N-249, Box 2, folder 12; gleaned from several letters in this folder. Bryant had returned from an earlier 1806-07 voyage to Isle de France, now called Mauritius. 3. Baker Library, John Bryant Account Book, ibid., p. 124. 4. One with a central case with tambour doors is at The White House, acc. 974.1073.1, formerly owned by Israel Sack, Inc., pictured in Robert D. Mussey, Jr., The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour (Salem, MA: Peabody Essex Museum, 2003), cat. 20, pp. 174-75; another like this one with central exterior drawers is at Colonial Williamsburg, pictured in Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1974), pp. 124-25; a third is at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; a fourth was owned by Israel Sack, Inc., pictured in American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, Vol VI (Highland House Publishers, 1979), cat. P4640, pp. 1596-97.


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187 Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany Tambour Writing Desk on Frame, possibly Thomas Seymour, Boston, possibly while working for Isaac Vose, c. 1812-25, the hinged lid and tambour enclosure above a frame with single drawer joining the four fluted square tapering legs ending in herm feet, the tambour enclosure retracts when the drawer is opened, and the writing surface folds out to be supported by the open drawer, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 34 1/2, wd. 30, dp. 18 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. Note: A copy of Robert Mussey’s Furniture Examination Report is available for this piece. We would like to thank Mr. Mussey for his assistance in cataloging the lot. $1,000-1,500

188 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, attributed to John and Thomas Seymour, Boston, c. 1797-1804, the top inlaid with stringing and crossbanding, above the conforming oval panel within a mitered rectangle, refinished, ht. 29 1/2, wd. 35 3/4, dp. 17 1/4 in. $2,500-3,500

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189 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Armchair, attributed to Thomas Seymour, Boston, c. 1808-15, with reeded and acanthus-carved detail, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 33, seat ht. with cushion 18 in. $6,000-8,000

190 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Inlaid Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Boston, c. 1800-10, the top with tiger maple banded edge on case of graduated cockbeaded drawers, and conformingly inlaid base with flaring French feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 34, case wd. 39 3/4, dp. 22 in. $1,500-2,500

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191 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Sideboard, Boston, c. 1800-10, the bowfront top with square corners and inlaid edge on a conforming case of rosewoodcrossbanded and ebony string-inlaid long drawer flanked by short drawers, above the central cupboard flanked by bottle drawers and hinged doors, all vertically divided by bird’s-eye maple panels continuing to double tapering legs inlaid with banded cuffs, replaced pulls, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 41 1/4, wd. 70, dp. 26 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

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192 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 1800, the rectangular top with ovolo corners and banded edge on a conforming base with inlaid maple panels bordered by checkered stringing, on string-inlaid square tapering legs, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 29 1/4, wd. 34 3/4, dp. 17 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $800-1,200 193 Brass-mounted Mahogany Veneer Lap Desk, America, 19th century nearly square box with molded top and base two-part hinged lid, with brass swing handles to sides, opening to a compartmented interior, one side slides, revealing a hidden drawer with compartmented interior, ht. 6 1/4, wd. 14, dp. 12 3/4 in. $500-700

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194 Pair of Brass and Wirework Folding Firescreens, America, c. 1815, with brass rails over vertical wires ornamented with wire swags and scrolls, ht. 24, wd. center 36 1/2, wd. sides 17 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000 195 Brass and Iron Faceted Belted Lemon-top Andirons with Two Matching Tools, John Molineaux, Boston, late 18th century, with baluster finials on the belted faceted lemon tops faceted baluster shafts on cabriole legs with slipper feet, with conforming log stops, shovel, and tongs, the andirons with impressed maker’s marks on brass bars before log stops, ht. 19 3/4, wd. 11 1/2, dp. 21, tool lg. 34 1/2, 35 in. $1,500-2,500


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196 Federal Mahogany Inlaid Mirror, probably America, early 19th century, the molded with applied bone spherules, above a panel inlaid with stringing in an elongated diamond pattern flanked by engaged pilasters, (imperfections), ht. 31 1/2, wd. 20 1/2 in.

197 Federal Mahogany Inlaid Looking Glass, possibly Pennsylvania, c. 1800-10, the scrolled frame with a mitered string-inlaid liner, (minor imperfections), ht. 46 in. $600-800

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198 Painted Ivory Memorial Pendant, late 18th century, watercolor on ivory painted en grisaille depicting a young woman and two children in a landscape mourning beside an urn-topped monument inscribed “In Memory of Thos Polegreen Hewlings/Ob Sept 20 1793/AE 43,” with colored background and applied hair on the foreground, the reverse with cut-out giltbrass initials “CH” over a plait of hair, 2 x 1 1/2 in., mounted in a oval gilt-brass pendant case, in a red Moroccan leather hinged case. $600-800

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199 Federal Gilt-gesso Eglomise Mirror, probably Massachusetts, c. 1815, with tablet showing a ship towing a dory, ht. 33 1/2 in. $800-1,200 95

200 Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany Tall Case Clock, Ephraim Willard, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1800, the tombstoneshaped white-painted and polychrome gilt dial with a rocking ship in the arch, with seconds hand, calendar aperture, lettered “E. Willard/ BOSTON,” and brass eight-day weight-driven movement, the Roxbury case with brass stop-fluting and inlaid stringing and molded waist door, on ogee bracket base, (minor restoration), ht. 97 in. $12,000-18,000

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201 Carved Cherry Tall Case Clock, James Perrigo, Jr., Wrentham or Franklin, Massachusetts, early 19th century, the arched hood with freestanding columns enclosing a white-painted polychrome and gilt iron dial showing an exotic bird in the arch, with floral spandrels, seconds hand, and calendar aperture, lettered “J. Perrigo, Junr:,” with brass weight-driven eight-day movement, the waist with thumbmolded door flanked by lambrequin corners, on ogee bracket feet, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 86 in. $6,000-8,000


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202 Federal Mahogany Quarterfan-inlaid Tall Case Clock, probably Massachusetts, c. 1810-15, the arched hood with pierced fret joining plinths, above the glazed tombstone door enclosing a white-painted polychrome and gilt dial with a bouquet of roses in the arch, floral spandrels, seconds hand and calendar aperture, with brass eight-day weight-driven movement, on a molded waist door flanked by quarter-columns with simulated reeding, the base with inlaid patera, (imperfections), ht. 90 in. Provenance: Descended from William Brackett, b. 1762, Dedham, Massachusetts. The Brackett family resided in the village of East Sudbury, Massachusetts, which is now Wayland. $3,000-4,000

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203 Rare Federal Mahogany and Gilt-gesso Striking Banjo Wall Clock, Martin Kingsbury, West Dedham, Massachusetts, c. 181925, the dial signed by the maker “Martin Kingsbury/WEST-DEDHAM,” and brass eightday time and strike movement, above the eglomise throat tablet marked “PATENT,” and pendulum box below showing a New England village scene by the water, (imperfections), ht. 33 in. Note: The movement has a scratched inscription on it that indicates the clock was repaired by Elnathan Taber in 1841. $3,000-5,000

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204 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Eglomise Patent Timepiece, attributed to Simon Willard, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1805-10, with brass eight-day weight-driven movement, (replaced tablets), ht. with finial 34 3/4 in. $800-1,200


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205 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Eglomise Patent Timepiece, possibly Concord, Massachusetts, c. 1815-20, with brass, eight-day, weight-driven movement, refinished, (restored), ht. 33 in. $500-700

206 Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Wheel Barometer, “A. Giacometti Fecit,� possibly Berwick, England, early 19th century, with brass urn finial on broken molded pediment, the case inlaid with two rosettes, two shells, and string edging, engraved silvered thermometer above a round silvered barometer dial engraved in script with the maker’s name, (minor cracks on veneer and stringing losses), overall ht. 38 1/2 in. $300-500

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207 Federal Inlaid Maple Bowfront Chest of Drawers, probably South Shore, Massachusetts, c. 1800-10, the four graduated drawers with tiger maple veneer bordered with stringing and rosewood crossbanding, with tall valanced skirt and cutout sides, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 35 1/2, case wd. 39 1/2, dp. 21 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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208 Federal Inlaid Maple Bowfront Chest of Drawers, probably South Shore, Massachusetts, c. 1800-10, the four graduated drawers with tiger maple veneer bordered with stringing and rosewood crossbanding, with valanced skirt and elaborate cutout sides, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 35 1/2, case wd. 39 1/2, dp. 21 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500


209 Attributed to James Sullivan Lincoln (Rhode Island, 1811-1888) Pair of Portraits of Sisters Emma Jane and Martha Orrell, b. Providence, Rhode Island. Unsigned. Oil on canvas and oil on panel, one girl portrayed wearing a green dress and blue beaded necklace and holding a peach, the other girl is wearing a blue dress and a pink beaded necklace and holding a doll, 24 x 20, 24 x 19 3/4 in., respectively, in period flame mahogany veneer frames; see Lot 210 for portraits of the girls’ parents, Robert Orrell and Ann Walsh Dickens. Condition: The portrait on canvas (girl in green) is relined, with retouch to hair, specks on face, repaint to much of dress, some spots to background; the portrait on panel (girl in blue) is cleaned, minor retouch to hair, area of background sky c.r., doll’s hair, minor scattered retouch to background. Provenance: Family descent until 1991, where they were sold, also with portraits of their parents, Robert Orrell and his wife Ann Walsh Dickens, at Weschler’s, Washington, D.C., September–October 1991; then sold at Christie’s, October 21, 1995, the girls, Lot 10, the parents Lot 40, possibly after a time, or to the consignor. Note: James Sullivan Lincoln was an accomplished Rhode Island painter who produced an impressive body of work during his sixty-year career, including eleven portraits of Rhode Island’s governors, which now hang in the Rhode Island state house. Many other works are held by the Rhode Island Historical Society, and Brown University. Emma Jane and Martha Orrell were the daughters of Robert and Ann Walsh Dickens (who was reportedly related to author Charles Dickens). At some point the family, or part of the family, moved to Philadelphia, as some of the family members are listed in the 1870 census. Their parents are listed as born in England, their father Robert is listed as age 75 and his occupation is “Reed Maker.” Their mother Ann is listed as age 62 and a housekeeper. Marsha (probably Martha misspelled) is listed as 25 years old and born in Rhode Island. Emma Jane is reported to have died at a young age and her portrait painted posthumously. $6,000-8,000

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210 Attributed to James Sullivan Lincoln (Rhode Island, 1811-1888) Pair of Portraits of Robert Orrell and His Wife Ann Walsh Dickens of Providence, Rhode Island. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 28 x 24 in., in period matching flame mahogany veneer frames; see Lot 209 for portraits of the couple’s daughters. Condition: Relined and retouch to both portraits. Provenance: Family descent until 1991, where they were sold, with portraits of their daughters, Emma Jane and Martha, at Weschler’s, Washington, D.C., September– October 1991; then sold at Christie’s, October 21, 1995, the girls Lot 10, the parents Lot 40, and after a time, to the consignor. Coincidently both pairs of portraits came to this auction from different consignors. Note: James Sullivan Lincoln was an accomplished Rhode Island painter who produced an impressive body of work during his sixty-year career, including eleven portraits of Rhode Island’s governors, which now hang in the Rhode Island state house. Many other works are held by the Rhode Island Historical Society and Brown University. Robert Orrell and his wife Ann Walsh Dickens (purportedly a cousin of author Charles Dickens) resided in Providence, Rhode Island, then moved at some point to Philadelphia, where they are listed in the 1870 Philadelphia census as born in England, Robert is listed as age 75 and his occupation is “Reed Maker.” Ann is listed as age 62 and a housekeeper. One of the daughters, Marsha (probably Martha misspelled) is listed as 25 years old and born in Rhode Island. The other daughter, Emma Jane, died at a young age. $4,000-6,000 210

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211 American School, 19th Century Two Portrait Miniatures of John Jewett and His Wife Catherine (Felt) Jewett. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, John’s portrait is on a round plaque, dia. 2, in a round gilt-brass case with hairwork monogram on the reverse; Catherine’s portrait is on an oval ivory plaque, 2 1/8 x 1 3/4, in a chased gilt-brass pendant case with empty oval window on the reverse. Condition: John’s portrait has few small spots of mold in the background, Catherine’s portrait good, with a few pieces of debris on the surface. Note: The portraits are accompanied by several family-related items including two photographs of painted portraits of John and Catherine, a round locket with a pair of small round daguerreotype portraits of John and Catherine, a pair of gold bright-cut cuff links and a gold-mounted watch fob which were wedding presents of a descendant, several items of correspondence of descendants, and two genealogies of later descendants. Several family members resided in the Salem, Massachusetts, area. $2,000-4,000

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212 John Wood Dodge (American, 1807-1893) Portrait of N.N. Wilkinson of New Orleans. Artist, date, and subject identified in inscriptions on backing paper, possibly by the artist, “Painted by John W. Dodge (from life) New Orleans, March 2nd. 1848./Mr. N.N. Wilkinson Cash. of Canal, bank New Orleans, La.” Oil on ivory, 3 7/8 x 3 3/8 in., mounted in a gilt-brass mat, with burgundy velvet foremat in a pressed-paper case. Condition: Case split, otherwise very good. $600-800

213 Anglo/Continental School, Late 18th/Early 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman, Reportedly Robert Burns. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, the reverse with an opalescent enameled engine-turned plaque mounted with ornate hairwork, gilt wire and half-pearl composition, (loose segments to hairwork plaque), 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in., in an oval gilt-brass frame, mounted in a later molded wood case. $250-350

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214 Small Framed Hairwork on Ivory Memorial Picture, c. 1844, depicting a weeping willow above an urn-topped monument, the urn is inscribed in sepia ink with the initials “AMF(or S)L” the monument indistinctly inscribed “--21 Sept. 1837/-----17 Nov. 1844,” (dust and debris under glass), dia. 2 1/4 in., in a period molded wood frame with gilt-brass liner. $400-600 215 Framed Miniature Handwriting Picture with the Lord’s Prayer and a Verse, America, 19th century, watercolor and ink picture depicting a wreath of roses and a verse written in miniature titled “The Star of Bethlehem” in six parts surrounding an urn-topped scroll depicting “The Lord’s Prayer,” also written in miniature, flanked by laurel branches, (laid down onto thin card, toning), 3 3/8 x 3 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. $400-600

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216 American School, 19th Century The Old Stone Mill or the Newport Tower, Newport, Rhode Island. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 16 x 18 3/4 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Tears u.l., u.c., u.r., and l.r., craquelure. Note: The Newport stone tower is a round stone tower with arches located at the top of a hill in Touro Park, Newport, Rhode Island. It was thought to have been a 17th century windmill but archeological observations put it several centuries older of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact. $1,500-2,500


217 Silhouette Portrait of Peleg Cranston (1754-1848) in His 89th Year, Samuel Metford (British, 1810-1890), Newport, Rhode Island, August 15, 1843, signed l.r., subject and date identified in inscriptions u.r., cut and pasted full-length profile depicting the elderly gentleman with walking stick before a balustrade, with lithograph background, (toning, not examined out of frame), 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (sight), in a period mitered mahogany veneer frame. $300-500 218 Federal Mahogany Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts, c. 1810, the bowed top with a crossbanded veneered edge overhangs a conforming case of four graduated, string-inlaid, cockbeaded drawers on a serpentine skirt with echoing crossbanding flanked by flaring French feet, old replaced brasses, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 36 1/4, wd. 41, dp. 22 in. $800-1,200

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219 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Server, probably Massachusetts, c. 1795, with half-serpentine ends, square corners and elliptical front, on conforming string-inlaid base with drawer joining inlaid square tapering legs, brass pulls probably replaced, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 34 3/4, wd. 36, dp. 17 1/2 in. $800-1,200 220 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 1800, the elliptic top with square corners and half-serpentine ends and banded edge, on a conforming skirt with tightly figured and slightly projecting central panel surrounded by stringing and crossbanding, joining square tapering legs topped with similarly inlaid dies, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 36, dp. 17 1/4 in. Note: The underside of the top indistinctly inscribed in chalk “Mary Th---/B----.� $1,200-1,800

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221 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany and Figured Maple Veneer Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts or New Hampshire, c. 1810-15, the top with ovolo corners above quarter-engaged reeded post continuing to turned legs and feet, old replaced brasses, (imperfections), ht. 41 1/2, wd. 40 1/2, dp. 22 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $1,000-1,500

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222 Federal Mahogany Inlaid Card Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1800, the rectangular top with ovolo corners on conformingly shaped base with inlaid oval bordered by stringing and banded edge joining square tapering legs inlaid with bellflowers, diamonds, and dots, refinished, ht. 29 3/4, wd. 34 1/2, dp. 17 in. $1,500-2,500 223 Federal Mahogany Upholstered Easy Chair, probably Massachusetts, late 18th century, with serpentine cresting and sides on outward-scrolling arms and molded square tapering legs joined to the raking rear legs by box stretchers, (imperfections), ht. 42 1/2, seat ht. 16 in. $1,500-2,500

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224 Federal Maple and Tiger Maple Veneer Inlaid Tilt-top Candlestand, probably Massachusetts, early 19th century, the octagonal beaded top with mahogany crossbanded edge, on a vase- and ringturned support continuing to tripod base of shaped legs ending in spade feet, ht. 28 3/4, wd. 13 3/4, dp. 18 1/2 in. $600-800


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225 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 1800, the top with elliptic front and half-serpentine ends and banded edge above the conforming skirt of matched mahogany veneer, stringinlaid panels, and banded lower edge joining delicate double-tapering legs inlaid with stringing, bellflowers, and dots, topped with figured paneled dies, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 30, wd. 36, dp. 17 1/2 in.

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226 Federal Walnut and Mahogany Inlaid Tilttop Candlestand, probably Massachusetts, early 19th century, the octagonal beaded top with tiger maple crossbanded edge, on a vase- and ring-turned post continuing to tripod base of shaped string-inlaid legs, ht. 27, wd. 15 1/2, dp. 19 3/4 in. $600-800

Note: Underside of top branded “R.H.� $2,000-3,000

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227 Federal Carved Mahogany Upholstered Lolling Chair, probably Massachusetts, c. 1795-1800, the serpentine back on halfserpentine arms terminating in scrolled handholds, on shaped paneled supports and molded tapering front legs, (repairs), ht. 46, seat ht. 17 in. $1,500-2,500

228 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Upholstered Lolling Chair, probably Massachusetts, 181015, with half-serpentine arms on string-inlaid concave supports terminating in inlaid panels on turned front legs, refinished, (restoration), ht. 45 1/2, seat ht. 16 in. $1,000-1,500

229 Neoclassical Carved Mahogany and Bird’seye Maple Veneer Worktable, possibly New Brunswick, Canada, c. 1815, the lift top above the wool work surface and compartmented interior, and case of one false drawer and one working drawer, old brass, (imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 21, dp. 16 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

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230 Federal Mahogany Worktable, probably Massachusetts, c. 1800-10, the rectangular top above two drawers on square tapering legs, old brass, (minor imperfections), ht. 27, wd. 18 1/4, dp. 15 3/4 in. $600-800 231 Federal Gilt-gesso and Eglomise Mirror, probably Massachusetts, c. 1810, the reversepainted tablet showing a basket of fruit against red drapery, (minor imperfections), ht. 26 in. $300-500 232 Federal Gilt-gesso Mirror, probably Massachusetts, early 19th century, with eglomise tablet showing a farmer by a river’s edge, (imperfections), ht. 19 3/4, wd. 13 in. $250-350

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233 Inlaid Maple Tall Case Clock, Timothy Chandler, Concord, New Hampshire, c. 1800-10, the arched hood with pierced fret joining inlaid plinths, above the glazed tombstone door opening to the white-painted, polychrome, and gilt iron dial with seconds hand, calendar aperture, and moon’s age indicator in the arch decorated with a ship flying an American flag, the dial lettered “TIMOTHY CHANDLER/CONCORD,” with brass, eight-day, weight-driven movement fixed to a seatboard impressed “CHANDLER,” on the waist with string-inlaid molded door and flanking reeded quarter-columns, all on the string-inlaid base with ogee bracket feet, (imperfections), ht. 88 1/4 in. $3,000-5,000 234 Carved Birch Tall Clock, probably southern New Hampshire, late 18th/early 19th century, the hood with molded swan’s neck cresting ending in carved pinwheels, above the whitepainted, polychrome, and gilt iron dial with floral spandrels and a bird in the arch, and brass, eight-day, weight-driven movement, on a case with thumbmolded waist door and bracket base, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 84 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000


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235 Federal Mahogany Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Connecticut, c. 1825, with thirty-hour wooden weight-driven movement, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 30 1/2 in. $600-800

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236 Federal Birch Academy-decorated Dressing Table, New England, early 19th century, with shaped gallery above the rectangular top, and case of single drawer joining swelled turned legs, the gallery, top, drawerfront and sides all pen-and-ink decorated with landscapes highlighted, most of which are identified, including Quebec; Dresden, Richmond, Virginia; and City of Pekin[g], old brass pulls, (imperfections), overall ht. 36 3/4, ht. to top 32 1/2, wd. 26 1/4, dp. 17 in. $2,000-3,000 237 Child’s Federal Mahogany Stand, New England, c. 1800, the overhanging oval top on a straight skirt with drawer joining square tapering legs, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 20 3/4, wd. 19 1/4, dp. 14 1/4 in. $300-350

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238 Framed Zuber Panoramic Niagara Falls Block-printed Wallpaper Panels, from Vues d’Amérique du Nord wallpaper, after JeanJulien Deltil by Jean Zuber, France, mid to late 19th century, paint on paper, (imperfections), 7 ft. 5 1/2 in. x 5 ft. 5 in., in a later frame. $3,000-5,000

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Frog Pond, Old Hill Burying Ground, Newburyport, Massachusetts. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in., in a period molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Craquelure, minor surface grime.

Essex County Farm House, Mass. Circa 1850. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 15 x 20 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, craquelure, minor retouch to sky u.l., and frame edge l.r. $800-1,200

Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. Note: A partial exhibition label from the Boston Athenaeum inscribed “...Newburyport Burying ground... Bricher...be returned to Miss Bryant” is affixed to the back of the frame. This note refers to Julia Bryant (1847-1901), an owner of the Seymour Lady’s Secretary/ Bookcase (Lot 186). $4,000-6,000

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241 Attributed to William Thompson Bartoll (Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1817-1859) Portrait of a Child Wearing a Blue Dress, Holding a Tinware Toy Pump. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, reportedly depicting Elizabeth Snow of Marblehead, Massachusetts, c. 1840, 44 3/4 x 37 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame; accompanied by a transferdecorated, red-painted, toy tinware pump. Condition: Relined, very minor retouch. Note: William Thompson Bartoll was a portrait and mural painter residing in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum between 1841 and 1855. The portrait is also accompanied by a letter of correspondence from a previous owner of the portrait to the director of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is inquiring as to the value of her portrait which she states is: “of a little girl, Elizabeth Snow of Marblehead. She is wearing a blue dress with white eyelet trimming white pantalets, black shoes- and is holding a red toy pump ... I have had several inquiries about this portrait-including 3 wellknown Boston galleries and a New York one, but my problem is no one wishes to make an offer, but want me to set a price.� $6,000-8,000

242 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Bureau, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1815-20, the elliptical top above a case of four cockbeaded drawers and flanking waterleafand acanthus-carved posts continuing to legs, old finish, replaced brasses, ht. 41 1/2, wd. 41 1/2, dp. 21 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500 243 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. $2,000-3,000

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244 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Card Table, Charleston, South Carolina, c. 1790, the folding demilune top with round molded edge on a conformingly shaped straight skirt joining four square tapering legs, two of which swing, topped with lily-of-the-valley patera, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 3/4, wd. 37, dp. 18 1/2 in. Literature: In Rauschenberg and Bivins, The Furniture of Charleston, 1680-1820: Volume II: Neoclassical Furniture, Pembroke and card tables with related inlay are illustrated and discussed, pp. 672-75. $3,000-5,000

244A Federal Mahogany, Walnut, Cherry, and Mahogany Veneer-inlaid Slant-lid Desk, possibly southeastern United States, c. 1800, the fall-front opens to a shell-inlaid prospect door flanked by document drawers faced with gilt-leather bindings and string-inlaid drawers, above a case of four cockbeaded graduated drawers, on slightly flaring French feet, (imperfections), ht. 44 1/4, wd. 42, dp. 20 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500

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245 Federal Carved Mahogany Two-part Dining Table, Baltimore, Maryland, 1805-25, the rounded drop-leaves with double-beaded edge on conforming skirt with beaded lower edge, on vase- and ring-turned legs with bold pointed reeding, refinished, ht. 29 1/2, wd. 44 3/4, lg. open 71 in. $2,000-3,000

246 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Server, New York, c, 1815-20, the vase- and ring-turned reeded legs joining a medial shelf, refinished, ht. 37 1/2, wd. 36 3/4, dp. 16 3/4 in. $4,000-6,000

247 Classical Mahogany Carved and Mahogany Veneer Worktable, possibly Salem, c. 181520, the half-engaged vase- and ring-turned corners continuing to reeded legs, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/4, wd. 20, dp. 17 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500

248 Chinese Export Gilt Lacquer Tea Caddy, early 19th century, chamfered rectangular bombe-form box with brass swing handles to sides, hinged lid decorated on the exterior with shaped reserves depicting scenes of court officials near garden pavilions, the interior containing a two conforming pewter containers with double lids with punchwork scroll and floral designs, figural carved wooden feet, (minor gilt wear, one rear foot replaced), ht. 6 1/4, wd. 10 1/2, dp. 8 1/2 in. $800-1,200

249 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Worktable, probably Massachusetts, c. 1815-20, the rectangular top with ovolo corners and concentric rings, on the skirt with two drawers and side-mounted bag drawer, with quarter-engaged reeded posts continuing to turned and reeded swelled legs and feet, ht. 28 1/2, wd. 20 1/4, wd. 16 1/2 in. $600-800

250 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Worktable, possibly the work of William Hook, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1815-20, with half-engaged posts of carved acanthus leaves with punchwork background, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 27 3/4, wd. 18 1/2, dp. 16 in. $1,500-2,500

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251 Attributed to William Howard Yorke (American, 1847-1921) Portrait of the American Clipper Ship HELEN CLINTON Captain Stephen C. Sprague, Master. Unsigned, vessel identified on stern and pennant. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in. Condition: Small paint loss above pennant. Provenance: Sprague family descent, then purchased by the consignor at W. Torrey Little’s auction in Marshfield, Massachusetts, Labor Day, 1970, which auctioned articles from the estate of Captain Sprague’s granddaughter Edith Sprague. The painting offered here is accompanied by a framed newspaper article from the Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Massachusetts) giving an account of spirited bidding on Captain Sprague’s sea chest (Lot 252 in this auction) by an “unknown gentleman” (who earlier in the auction purchased this painting and was reported to be a dealer), and a Dr. Willis of Marshfield, who was anxious to keep Sprague seafaring

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memorabilia in town. Note: According to the Record of American Shipping, American Shipmasters Association, the ship Helen Clinton was built in Boston at the Quincy shipyard in 1863, the owner was S. Mauren. She was a double-deck ship, weighed 700 tons, 190 x 37 ft. From 1863 to 1864 she carried cargo from New York to San Francisco. An advertising card for the Helen Clinton and Captain Sprague’s personal bible which is inscribed on the back page “Stephen C. Sprague/Marshfield, Mass. on board the Ship Helen Clinton/Bound to Boston July 23, 1871 from Newcastle Eng.” accompany the lot. $20,000-25,000

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252 Blue-painted Dovetail-constructed Sea Chest, Massachusetts, early 19th century, the underside of the lid painted with American eagle above a shield, flags, and cannons, and lettered “S.C. Sprague” and “Marshfield,” the chest with fitted interior with a variety of tools including a plane, a saw, a needle case, a skull and crossbones-painted box, original painted surfaces, ht. 17, wd. 36, dp. 18 in. Note: This chest is mentioned in an October 9, 1970 article in The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Massachusetts), which covered the “[Captain Stephen C.] Sprague Auction,” held at W. Torrey Little’s in Marshfield, Massachusetts, on Labor Day, 1970. The article reads, “there are two Sprague sea chests, one used by Stephen as a young seaman, and the other, much more elaborate, employed during his many years as a captain. Both are chockful of his possessions ... the fancier of the two chests bears, on the interior, the likeness of an elegant American eagle...” In telling of the competition between two bidders for this lot, the author writes “we didn’t get the name of the gentleman [the present consignor], but because he has acquired the painting of Sprague’s ship Helen Clinton [by Yorke, Lot 251 in this auction] he is now extremely anxious to also possess the chest with the eagle, as this is the very same one used aboard the vessel in the painting. So he bids, and [Marshfield historian] Dr. [Arthur A.] Wills does, too, and then they proceed to run neck and neck, you might say, until the physician stops just short of the $1,000 offered by the gentleman.” $1,000-1,500

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253 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Young Boy Holding His Cap in a Landscape. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, the canvas with a stenciled Boston firm on the back, 30 1/4 x 25 in., in a molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Craquelure, minor retouch. $1,500-2,500

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254 American School, 19th Century Portrait of Sea Captain Coffin of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Unsigned, the subject identified in painted inscriptions on verso. Oil on canvas, depicting the captain holding a spyglass with a view of his ship in a harbor with lighthouse and other vessels, 33 x 27 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Four patch repairs with associated retouch, other minor retouch, stable craquelure. $2,500-3,500

255 Transfer-decorated Liverpool Creamware Jug, England, early 19th century, one side depicting the American brig THE JOHN, identified below, with polychrome enamel highlighting the American flag off the stern, the American flag pennant, the hull, and the water, the reverse depicting a sailor’s lady waving farewell to departing vessels, with the initials “NY” in a wreath over an allegorical figure of Hope in an oval reserve below the spout, (spout tip loss, hairlines), ht. 10 3/4 in. $700-900

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256 Large Transfer-decorated Liverpool Creamware Jug, England, early 19th century, with black transfer decoration, one side depicting the American ship “THE ROXANA, OF BOSTON,” identified below, with polychrome enamel highlighting the American flag off the stern, the American flag pennant, the hull, and the water, the reverse depicting a cherub over a bust of Washington and figures of Liberty and Justice surrounded by a chain of fifteen states over the name “MARY RILEY,” with an eagle over a panoply and round reserve inscribed “Peace, Plenty, and Independence,” flanked by figures representing peace and plenty under the foliate-decorated spout, and the Great Seal of the United States depicting under the handle, ht. 13 in. $3,000-5,000

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257 Transfer-decorated Liverpool Creamware Jug, attributed to the Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England, early 19th century, barrel-shaped pitcher, one side depicting an American ship with polychrome enamel highlighting the American flag and pennant, the hull, and the water, the reverse depicting a view of the coastal town of Stonington, Connecticut, under naval attack, surrounded by two banners inscribed “The Gallant Defence of STONINGTON. August 9th 1814” and “Stonington is free whilst her Heroes have one gun left”; with black-painted foliage on the spout over the Great Seal and the initials “WBD” in foliate script, (minor spout chip, light staining), ht. 10 1/2 in. $700-900


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258 Transfer-decorated Liverpool Creamware Jug, England, early 19th century, with black transfer decoration with polychrome highlights, one side depicting a British vessel, the reverse depicting a sailor’s lady in a small rowboat bidding adieu and waving to a retreating ship, with a verse “Come Box the Compass” and a depiction of a compass and a sailor under the spout, (discoloration, losses to gilt highlights, hairline under the handle), ht. 10 1/2 in. $800-1,200

259 Liverpool Transfer-decorated Creamware Jug with Ship Motifs, England, early 19th century, the sides depicting a ship in full sail and one with sails partly furled, with a panoply below, both ships flying the British Union Jack, (spout chips, cracks), ht. 9 5/8 in. $600-800 260 Transfer-decorated Liverpool Creamware Jug, England, early 19th century, mulberry transfer decoration, one side depicting “Washington in Glory/America in Tears,” with an eagle and a woman grieving beside an urn-topped monument centered with a bust of Washington, the reverse with a verse “O Liberty thou Goddefs...” in an oval reserve surrounded by a chain of fifteen states, and with a border of Masonic emblems in an oval under the spout, (imperfections), ht. 9 1/4 in. $600-800

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261 PRIVATE SIGNALS of the MERCHANTS of BOSTON Chromolithograph, Kramer & Co. lithographer, Boston, second half 19th century, depicting 112 different Boston merchant flags with the names of each firm printed below, (toning, repaired tears u.r. corner, moisture stains to lower edges, not examined out of frame), sight size 41 x 29 1/2 in., in a period mitered wood frame. $2,000-4,000

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262 Joseph Foxcroft Cole (American, 18371892)

263 J.H. Buffords, publisher (Boston, 19th Century)

New Bedford, Mass., c. 1858, Prang & Mayer, Boston. Titled and credited below the image within the plate. Lithograph with handcoloring on paper, 17 3/4 x 32 1/8 in. (image and title), framed. Condition: Faintly toned, few scattered spots in image, not examined out of frame. $800-1,200

Plan of Lagoon Heights, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., 1873. Titled and credited within the plate. Lithograph on paper, 25 7/8 x 34 1/8 in. (neatlines). Condition: Lightly toned. $200-300

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264 Sailor-made Inlaid Mahogany Sewing Box, 19th century, rectangular box with hinged lid, ornamented on the top and sides with abalone and mother-of-pearl-inlaid bird, heart, and geometric shapes, opening to a compartmented lift-out tray, padded velvet and silk-lined cover and bottom, ht. 7, wd. 14, dp. 7 3/4 in. $800-1,200

265 Eleven Small Scrimshaw Trinkets and Whaling Related Items, 19th century, an engraved whalebone slide-lid book-form box with tortoiseshell inlay, one side with a heart-in-hand motif, the other side with a vase of flowers, an octagonal covered box with turned feet and geometric bone inlay, a turned ivory seal with relief-carved whale, engraved with engraved inscriptions “FINN BACK/CANTON PACKET/NEW BEDFORD MASS./1852,” a whale tooth keepsake box with copper enameled porcelain lid inscribed “In Remembrance of a FRIEND,” a whalebone and ebony whistle, a miniature upper plate denture, a steel whistle, four oval boxes, one made of horn and wood, a lapped-seam covered pantry box, the top of the cover impressed “SPRAGUE,” a wooden box with heart, diamond, and dot inlay, and a lappedseam covered pantry box with stenciled “Preserved Figs” label, dia. 5/8 to 4 1/4 in. $400-600

265A Pair of Scrimshaw Whale’s Teeth, mid-19th century, with engraved decoration depicting a Scottish highlander playing the bagpipes, and a Scottish lassie, on a conforming carved whalebone stand, (age cracks), overall ht. 5, wd. 5 5/8 in. $1,000-1,500

266 Four Scrimshaw Articles, 19th century, a pair of carved ivory candlesticks with petal-form candlecups, medial baleen bands on ebony bases; a carved and pierced whalebone and coconut shell serving spoon, and a carved whalebone block, (imperfections), candlestick ht. 9 1/8, spoon lg. 12, block 5 x 2 in. $300-500

267 Whalebone Carved Figure of a Sailor, 19th century, three-quarter length figure standing with hands clasped behind his back, with mahogany stand, overall ht. 4 7/8 in. $300-500

268 Inlaid Whalebone Jagging Wheel, 19th century, serpentine handle with mother-ofpearl and baleen inlaid leafy vine on one side and a mother-of-pearl, and silver metal inlaid design on the reverse, with medial baleen band, and pierced five-spoke jagged wheel, lg. 6 7/8 in. $400-600

269 Sailor-made Yarn Swift/Sewing Box, 19th century, turned ivory shaft on swift with expanding whalebone slats joined with red, white, and blue ribbons, on a rectangular ebony and whalebone mounted mahogany box with inlaid mother-of-pearl ten-point star, diamond, and quarter-round shaped segments, the corners supported on turned columns, the front and back with dovetailed drawers, with mother-of-pearl inlaid diamonds and shields, flanked by half columns, the sides inlaid with a round whalebone plaque, one engraved with the Coffin family crest, the other with an eagle with an American flag and banner inscribed “E Pluribus Unum,” on a shaped skirt with mother-of-pearl-inlaid stars and diamonds, (minor imperfections), ht. 17 1/4, wd. 9, lg. 11 3/4 in. Note: The drawer contains an envelope with the name “Henry Coffin” inscribed on it, containing a note inscribed “Eunice Coffin is admitted into the High School Nantucket Jan’y 19, 1861.,” followed by three signatures. $4,000-6,000

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270 Sailor-made Whalebone Inlaid Mahogany Miniature Chest of Drawers, attributed to Stephen Luce, Jr., of Martha’s Vineyard, probably made at sea, rectangular top inlaid with a crossed chain of whalebone diamonds centered with circle, over two graduating drawers with crescent and diamond bone inlay with turned bone knobs, flanked by reeded posts continuing to tapered turned feet, the front and paneled sides with conforming chain of diamonds inlaid band, (imperfections) ht. 8, wd. 13 3/4, dp. 7 in. Literature: See Harbor & Home, Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts 1710-1850, Brock Jobe et al. (University Press of New England, 2009), plate 66, pp. 193-94, a chest with similar crescent and diamond inlaid motifs on the drawer fronts attributed to sailor Stephen Luce, Jr., is pictured. $800-1,200

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271 Federal Mahogany and Whalebone Miniature Chest of Drawers, probably New England, c. 1820, the case of three cockbeaded drawers with bone escutcheons, colorless glass pulls, all on turned bone feet, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 8 3/4, wd. 8 3/4, dp. 4 in. $600-800 272 Scrimshaw Inlaid Mahogany Box, 19th century, rectangular box with hinged lid, the edges inlaid with whalebone and baleen, the top and sides ornamented with abalone, mother-of-pearl, and whalebone, geometric, star, and heart-shaped segments, (imperfections), ht. 5 1/4, wd. 10 3/4, dp. 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Possibly Captain Stephen Cushing Sprague, of Marshfield, Massachusetts. $800-1,200

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273 Pair of Scrimshaw Whale’s Teeth, 20th century, one side of each tooth is engraved with a whaling scene with whaleships flying American flags, whaleboats with whalemen in the act of pursuing and harpooning whales, the reverse of one depicting the figure of Liberty crowning a sailor holding an American flag over a banner inscribed “We Owe Allegiance To No Crown”; the reverse of the other tooth depicting the initials “G. C.” in a circle over a spreadwing eagle with arrows and banner over and American shield flanked by flags and cannons, heightened with red and green sealing wax, both teeth with matching undulating vine and chevron borders, mounted on a mahogany stand, (age cracks), tooth ht. 6 1/2, overall ht. 7 3/8 in. $1,000-1,500


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274 Matched Pair of Scrimshaw Whale’s Teeth Decorated with Panoramic Whaling Scenes, early to mid-19th century, engraved teeth, one tooth depicting a whaleship at sea, four whaleboats with whalemen, a breeching whale, and several spouting whales, the other tooth depicting a whaleship at sea and three whaleboats with whalemen dragging a dead whale, both with an engraved diamond band near the top, mounted on a mahogany stand, (age cracks), ht. 6 1/4 in. $600-800 275 Pocket Watch with Enamel Battle Scene on Dial, England, late 18th century, gilt-brass case with chased floral design, swing-out chain fusee movement, pierced balance cock, with engraved “Norton/London” maker’s mark in script, painted enamel dial depicting a soldier in the foreground on the left and a battlefield on the right, (imperfections). $800-1,200

276 Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, possibly by George LeCluse, a London South Sea whaleman, c. 1845, with three engraved reserves, depicting allegorical, literary, or historical figures, two figures portrayed wearing crowns above and below a scene depicting a woman embracing a man holding an axe beside an apparently slain figure lying on the floor, further embellished with flowers, scrolls, and arch borders, (warping), wd. 1 5/8, lg. 15 1/4 in. Literature: See Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum, by Stuart M. Frank (David R. Godine, Boston, 2012), p. 75. Three similarly decorated busks made by George LeCluse are pictured. $250-350

277 Mahogany-cased Lighted Binnacle Marine Compass, Louis Weule, San Francisco, early 20th century, the case with brass swing handle, brass lantern case, and hinged glazed door, housing a black-painted brass gimbaled compass with maker’s name printed on dial, (lacking lamp), ht. 7 5/8, wd. 8 1/4, dp. 7 in. $300-500

278 Pair of Scrimshaw Whale’s Teeth, 19th century, one tooth depicting Neptune “THE KING OF THE SEA” on one side and an American frigate on the reverse, the other tooth depicting a banner inscribed “LIBERTY AND FREEDOM” flying above an allegorical figure of Liberty, holding her arm aloft giving a cup of nourishment to a spreadwing eagle, standing beside American flags and shield, and a panoply of implements of war, with a depiction of an American frigate on the reverse, (base chips), ht. 5 1/4 in. $800-1,200

279 Mahogany and Ivory Miniature Tall Clock Watch Hutch, America, 19th century, the molded hood with pierced ivory gallery and spire finials over a carved ivory fan, with an engraved bone dial flanked by spiral-turned columns above a case with molded paneled door with applied carved ivory gadrooned borders and corners, the lower front panel with two inlaid carved ivory hearts in a diamond-shaped reserve, all on a shaped skirt, (repairs), ht. 14 1/2, wd. 4, dp. 2 in. $1,500-2,500

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280 Shellwork Sailor’s Valentine, probably Barbados, 19th century, hinged octagonal case, decorated with multicolored shell designs, one side with an ornate heart motif the other side with inscription “HOME SWEET HOME,” (few loose segments, shrinkage crack on case exterior), 9 x 9 in. (closed). $200-400

285 Mahogany Mounted Half-hull Ship Model, America, late 19th/early 20th century, with scribed with scribed specification marks, mounted on a pine panel, overall ht. 6 1/2, lg. 47 in. $2,000-3,000 286 American School, 19th Century

281 Carved Walnut and Turned Ivory Sperm Whale Figure, fully-carved figure on a turned ivory shaft and oval walnut base with a small oblong ivory plaque inscribed with the name of the species “Sperm,” ht. 3 1/8, lg. 8 1/2 in. $300-500 282 Naval Needlework Wallpocket, America, 19th century, small oblong pocket stitched with silk threads on velvet with blue silk edging, the top ornamented with an anchor, the pocket with an eagle and American shield flanked by American flags, with stars and undulating lines on the borders, (fading to velvet, fraying on edging), 7 3/4 x 4 in. $300-500

283 Inlaid Knife Box, possibly sailor-made, late 19th century, rectangular walnut box with chamfered sides, shaped divider with maple and ebony handle, with ebony corners, the sides decorated with inlaid fruiting vines, (loss of one ebony corner, divider repaired), ht. 5 1/2, wd. 7 3/8, lg. 12 in. $300-500

Portrait Miniature of a Young Child of a Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Sea Captain. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in., in an oval gold brooch case. Condition: Minor dust and debris under the glass, otherwise good. Note: Family lore reports the child came from a seafaring family, the Freemans, who came to the Massachusetts coastal area c. 1795, her grandfather is Captain Seth Freeman, her father, Nathaniel Freeman, who was first mate aboard a whale ship out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and was lost at sea in the Indian Ocean. $300-500 287 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Schoolboy Seated Beside a Window, a Ship Heading Out to Sea. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in., in a later frame. Condition: Very good. Note: Inscriptions on the back of the picture and a note that accompanies the picture refer to a Reverend J.A. Roberts of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and a Captain Ben Clark. $400-600

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288 Laminated Wood Half-hull Ship Model of the ESCARGOT ENCEINTE, late 19th century, vessel identified in inscriptions on bow, shaped vessel with scribed specification marks, ht. 5 1/4, lg. 49 1/4 in. $600-800 289 Carved and Painted Wooden Ship Diorama, c. 1920, with painted background and sea, in a deep glazed wall-mount frame, with partially indistinct penciled inscription on the reverse: “This ship was made by the carpenter aboard the bark Flori L. Hurlburt (built ----- T.J. S----...) and given to him by the wife of the captain-Captain Alva Curtis, given by her to Levi Curtis, my granddad (signed) Robert Wade 1922.,” overall ht. 14, wd. 20 3/4, dp. 3 in. $300-400

290 Large Round Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, possibly made by Charles B. Ray and H.B. Cott--e, late 19th century, large round form with carved wooden ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, inscribed with two makers’ names on base, (losses to lashing and a few cane weaver segments), ht. to rim 8 1/8, ht. to top of upright handle 16, dia. 14 3/4 in. $700-900

291 Deep Round Nantucket Basket, America, early 20th century, with carved hardwood fixed handles, ht. 13 3/4, dia. 14 1/4 in. $800-1,200


292 Oblong Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, by Irving H. Burnside, late 20th century, made with contrasting dark-stained hardwood uprights, rim and handle, the underside branded “IHB NANTUCKET” and a whale logo, varnished, ht. to top of upright handle 14, wd. 11 3/4, lg. 14 3/4 in. $400-600

293 Double-handled Nantucket Basket, possibly made by George Washington Ray, c. 1912, round basket with carved hardwood handles, the base inscribed “Mary Abby Ray from Uncle George/E.T.J. 1912,” (loss to lashing), ht. to top of rim 4 5/8, ht. to top of handles 5 1/4, dia. 10 1/4 in. $600-800

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294 Round Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, late 19th/early 20th century, deep round form with carved hardwood handle fastened with brass ears, the base indistinctly inscribed “L.B - Brigg,” (rim out of round, light stains on handle), ht. to top of rim 5, ht. to top of upright handle 8 1/2, dia. 7 1/2 in. $400-600

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295 Deep Round Swing-handled Covered Nantucket Basket, late 19th/early 20th century, medium deep round basket with hinged cover, carved oak swing handle, shellacked, (imperfections), ht. to rim 6 3/4, ht. to top of upright handle 12 1/4, dia. 11 1/4 in. $800-1,200

296 Nantucket Basketry Footed Basket Bowl, late 19th/early 20th century, (imperfections), ht. 5 3/8, dia. 9 3/4 in. $1,200-1,500 297 Deep Round Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, late 19th/early 20th century, large deep round form with shaped wooden ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, (losses to lashing and a few cane weaver segments), ht. to rim 8, ht. to top of upright handle 16, dia. 13 1/2 in. $400-600

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298 Double-handled Nantucket Basket, reportedly made by Mitchell Ray, second quarter 20th century, round basket with carved hardwood handles, shellacked, (crack on one handle), ht. to top of rim 4 1/2, ht. to top of handles 5 1/2, dia. 10 in. $400-600 299 Deep Round Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, late 19th/early 20th century, medium size deep round basket with carved hardwood ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, shellacked, (minor loss on one cane weaver), ht. to rim 5, ht. to top of upright handle 9 3/4, dia. 8 in. $400-600 300 Deep Round Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, reportedly made by Captain Thomas James, South Shoal Lightship, late 19th century, medium deep round basket with carved hardwood ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, lightly shellacked, (imperfections), ht. to rim 6, ht. to top of upright handle 11, dia. 9 in. $400-600

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301 Low Round Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, reportedly made by Captain Andrew Sandsbury, South Shoal Lightship, c. 1880, medium round basket with brass ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, (losses to lashing and cane weavers), ht. to rim 4 1/4, ht. to top of upright handle 9 1/2, dia. 9 3/4 in. $400-600 302 Low Round Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, reportedly made by Captain Andrew Sandsbury, South Shoal Lightship, c. 1880, large round basket with brass ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, shellacked, (basket slightly slumped on one side), ht. to rim 6, ht. to top of upright handle 12 1/2, dia. 12 in. $600-800 303 Deep Round Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, reportedly made by Captain Andrew Sandsbury, South Shoal Lightship, c. 1880, medium deep round basket with brass ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, shellacked, ht. to rim 6 1/4, ht. to top of upright handle 11, dia. 9 in. $400-600


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304 Deep Round Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, “Manufactured on South Shoal Lightship by O.C. Coffin,” last quarter 19th century, large deep round form with brass ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, with printed maker’s label on base, (losses to lashing and several cane weavers), ht. to rim 8, ht. to top of upright handle 14, dia. 11 1/2 in. $400-600 305 Oval Nantucket Basket, early 20th century, with carved hardwood swing handle, old varnished surface, (losses to lashing), ht. to top of upright handle 13 1/2, wd. 12, lg. 15 in. $400-600 306 Small Deep Round Nantucket Basket, probably early 20th century, with carved hardwood swing handle, ht. to top of upright handle 7 1/4, dia. 5 3/4 in. $400-600

307 Nantucket Friendship Basket Purse, Jose Formoso Reyes, late 20th century, the top centering an oval mahogany panel centered with an applied carved ivory seagull, the interior with a similar plaque with applied ivory name plaque, with ivory hasp and toggle closure, carved hardwood swing handle fastened with ivory knobs, the base signed by the maker with an outline of the island, ht. to top of upright handle 8 1/2, wd. 5 1/2, lg. 8 1/2 in. $800-1,200 308 Oval Splint Basket, Mid-Atlantic States origin, mid-19th century, with ash swing handle joined with maple ears on the maple rim band and base panel with woven splint sides, ht. to top of upright handle 11 1/2, wd. 8 3/4, lg. 13 1/4 in. $300-500

309 Chinese School, 19th Century Port of Hong Kong, c. late 1860s. Unsigned, with “Hong Kong” and a Chinese character translated as “harbor” inscribed on the stretcher. Oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 30 1/4 in., in original Chinese carved and gilded wood frame with. Condition: Craquelure, small paint loss u.c., small tear c.r., large area of retouch to sky at u.c., smaller areas of retouch to sky u.l. and u.r. Note: The painting of Hong Kong shows the port as it appeared in the late 1860s, with the signal station, erected in 1861, atop Victoria Peak at u.r., near the center St. John’s Cathedral, and the Government House just behind it on the hill can be seen, and several recent western-style residences have been erected on the hills. $15,000-25,000

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View of the Factories at Canton, c. 1850. Unsigned, “Canton” inscribed on the stretcher and Chinese characters inscribed on the stretcher and frame roughly translated as “water’s edge.” Oil on canvas, 17 1/4 x 30 in., in original Chinese carved giltwood frame. Condition: Craquelure, minor retouch to a few areas in sky and a couple of small spots in the foreground water.

The American Barkentine MOUNT LEBANON/CAPT. C.H. NELSON in Chinese Waters. Unsigned, titled below. Oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 23 in., in a later carved and painted wood frame. Condition: Canvas possibly mounted to paperboard, repair with retouch u.r., scratch l.c., surface grime. $2,500-3,500

Note: This painting shows a view of the factories as they appeared before a great fire destroyed the buildings on the waterfront in 1856. $15,000-25,000

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312 Chinese School, 19th Century Tea Cultivation Scene with Figures Sorting Tea Leaves. Unsigned. Gouache on paper, sight size 13 1/2 x 19 in., in a period blackpainted molded wood frame. Condition: Minor light stains and scratches, not examined out of frame. $1,500-2,500

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313 Chinese Export Armorial Porcelain Charger, c. 1730, centered with polychrome and gilt Arms of d’Hane Steenhuyse of Ghent (Belgium) with floral gilt borders, (restored), dia. 12 1/8 in. Provenance: Purchased from Henry Moog in 1988. $800-1,200 314 Chinese Export Porcelain Batavia Ware Covered Teapot, late 18th century, with paneled floral decoration on a brown field, (small chip to underside of spout tip), ht. 5 1/4 in. $500-700


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315 Two Chinese Export Porcelain Dinner Plates, late 18th/early 19th century, an octagonal plate with armorial motif at the center with gilt and flower sprig border, and a famille rose floral sprig decorated plate, (minor rim chips), dia. 9 3/8, 9 1/8 in. $200-300 316 Blue and White Nanking Chinese Export Porcelain Platter, early 19th century, chamfered rectangular platter, 14 x 17 1/4 in. $200-400 317 Nine-piece Boxed Canton Porcelain Condiment Set, China, late 19th century, with nine shaped serving dishes set into a square covered gilt lacquer box, overall ht. 3 1/2, wd. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $300-500 318 Large Blue and White Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain Platter, late 19th century, large round form decorated with foo dogs in a landscape, (minor imperfection), dia. 24 1/4 in. $300-500

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319 Two Chinese Export Porcelain Teapots with Covers, late 18th century, bulbous vessels, one with white enamel decoration with shaped reserves depicting gilt and enamel-painted vases, and famille rose waterway landscapes, (chip to finial tip); and one with gilt floral decoration on cover and sides, ht. 5, 5 1/4 in., respectively. $400-600 320 Chinese Export Porcelain Teapot with Cover, late 18th century, bulbous form with enamel-painted scenes a couple with young children in a landscape, with gilt and floral borders, ht. 5 1/4 in. $400-600 321 Large Famille Porcelain Temple Vase and Small Table Lamp, China, late 19th century, the vase with shaped reserves depicting flowers, birds, insects, and butterflies; and a Rose Medallion vasiform lamp with foo dogs and kylin decorating the neck and shoulders, on carved hardwood base, electrified, overall ht. 24 1/2, 23 in. $200-250

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322 Chinese Export Porcelain Famille Rose Teapot and Rose Mandarin Creamer, 19th century, a bulbous teapot with crabstock handle and spout, with floral decoration and pink diamond diaper borders, and a creamer with hog-snout spout, (minor chips to teapot lid rim), ht. 6, 4 1/4 in., respectively. $200-250

323 Attributed to Honore Pellegrin (France/ United Kingdom/United States, 1793-1869) Ship Gen’l Cushing of Newburyport Nicholas Varina Master, in the Bay of Marseilles, May 1857. Unsigned, titled below. Watercolor and gouache on paperboard, with a small oval photograph portrait of a gentleman, probably the master of the ship Nicholas Varina, applied u.r., 18 x 24 in., in a later carved and gilded wood frame. Condition: Toning, foxing, light stains. $3,000-5,000


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Ship ADELINE of Salem, commanded by JOSEPH FELT 3rd, Passing CRONBERG Castle near Elsinore the 20th of May 1818. Signed “Drawn by J Petersen Copenhagen” l.r., titled below. Watercolor and gouache on paper mounted onto paperboard, 19 1/8 x 25 1/8 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, repairs with old retouch u.l., u.c., u.r., one l.c., l.r., old touch-ups on margins, a few light stains. $2,000-4,000

Brig Oregan of Boston Going Into Elsinore Road Thomas Leach Commander 1832. Signed “Drawn by Jacob Petersen” l.r. Watercolor and gouache on paper mounted onto paperboard, 20 1/8 x 26 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, repaired tears, two l.l., one l.c. $1,500-2,500

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326 Raffael Corsini (Turkish, act. Smyrna, 18301880) Bark Lucinda Sears, Barziili Sears, Entering Smyrna 1850. Signed l.r., titled below, a rowboat l.l. labeled “P. Issaverdens.” Gouache on paperboard, 16 3/4 x 23 1/4 in., in a period mitered mahogany frame. Condition: Retouched moisture stains right and left sides, a few small spots to sky, and water l.l. $4,000-6,000

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327 Italian School, 19th Century BRIG WHIG BOSTON Francis H. Rogers ENTERING & LEAVING the PORT of PALERMO. Unsigned, titled below. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 19 5/8 x 26 in., in a later molded wood frame, the backing paper bears the Goodspeed’s Bookshop framer’s label. Condition: Foxing through central area and sparsely so in the upper sky, minor paint loss l.l. water, paper slightly rippled. Provenance: Family descent of the original owner of the painting, a small paper label affixed to the backing paper is inscribed “The Whig belonged to my father’s (Joseph Morril) grandfather; another typewritten note affixed to the backing paper reads, “...This picture belonged to my grandmother and was her ship. The best picture I have. FMO.”

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Literature: This painting is illustrated in The Sailing Ships of New England, 1607-19078, Volume 1, by John Robinson and George Francis Dow (Marine Research Society, Salem, Massachusetts), p. 301; a similar painting by the same unknown artist is illustrated in The Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum, by Marion Vernon Brewington, Dorothy E.R. Brewington (The Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts), p. 377, plate 1468. $4,000-6,000

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BRIG CASKET BOSTON Samuel Davis Master Entering the Port of Palermo June 12 1834. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper applied to paperboard, 17 1/8 x 24 1/8 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, old repaired tear and losses with retouch u.c., u.r., c.r., to old nail holes around edges, and old tears on lower margin, several specks of retouch probably to foxing in sky and sails, toning, scattered stains. Literature: A similar painting by the same unknown artist is illustrated in The Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum, by Marion Vernon Brewington, Dorothy E.R. Brewington (The Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts), p. 377, plate 1468. $2,500-3,500

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The Levant Capt. H.R. Packard Entering the Harbour of Palermo June 27th 1830. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 18 1/4 x 25 1/8 in., in a period mitered mahogany frame. Condition: Toning, light stains and foxing, small pinhole c.r. on sail with tape reinforcement on reverse. Literature: A similar painting possibly by the same unknown artist is illustrated in The Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum, by Marion Vernon Brewington, Dorothy E.R. Brewington (The Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts), p. 377, plate 1468. $3,000-5,000

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330 Maltese School, 19th Century Portrait of the American Merchant Ship BRUNSWICK Entering Malta. Unsigned, vessel identified on pennant and stern. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 18 1/2 x 26 in., framed. Condition: Several tears taped from behind, toning on unpainted surfaces. $3,000-5,000 331 Anglo School, 19th Century Portrait of the Ship GLEN FALLOCH Speeding into Port. Unsigned, vessel identified on pennant. Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 36 1/2 in., in a later carved giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure, repaint, primarily to sky. $1,500-2,500

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Portrait of the American Brig GOLIAH. Unsigned, titled below. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 16 3/4 x 21 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning foxing, old small tape repair to sky u.r. and to two small margin tears c.r., several small abrasions primarily in sky and possibly touched up in a cleaning done in 1972. $1,500-2,500


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333 James R. Osborne (Portland, Maine, fl. 1827-1832) Constitution & Gurreire [sic]. Signed and dated “1830” l.r., titled below. Watercolor on paper, 14 1/4 x 20 in., in a period molded walnut frame with gilt liner. Condition: Heavily toned, moisture stains to lower edge. $2,500-3,500 334 Maltese School, 19th Century U.S. frigate Constitution coming into Malta. Unsigned, titled below. Gouache on paperboard, 13 5/8 x 16 3/4 in., in a later silvered molded wood frame. Condition: Good, the title was trimmed from the work and taped to the mat from which a window was cut to view the title. $1,000-2,000

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335 Petrus Cornelis Weyts (Netherlandish/ Belgian/Flemish, 1799-1855) Bark WABAN of Plymouth. Wm Bartlett Commander. 1842 Pashing Flushing, Belgium. Unsigned, bears inscription “Passing Flushing by P. Weytz 1852” on backing panel, titled in gilt below. Oil on glass with gilt highlights, 21 x 27 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Repaint mainly to sky, streaks of some paint present but slightly separating from glass. $1,500-2,500

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336 After Francis Holman (British, 1729-1790) East India Company’s ship Bridgewater Successfully Defending Her Cargo From a Attack by the American Privateer Hampden on her way from St. Helena to England, March 8, 1779. Unsigned, vessels identified on sterns. Oil on canvas, 17 x 23 in., in a period carved wood frame. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure, repaired tears l.c. with associated retouch, minor scattered retouch.

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Note: From research gleaned from the website American War of Independence at Sea (awiatsea.com) the privateer frigate Hampden, or Hamden as it was sometimes spelled, was owned by Woodbury Langdon et al., of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was first commissioned in May of 1778 under Commander Thomas Pickering of Portsmouth. She captured several prizes on her voyages to European waters. This painting depicts a battle that occurred March 8, 1779. The battle was reported by an officer aboard the Hampden, and describes the homebound Hampden, sailing in company with a schooner, which came upon an English frigate thought to be an East Indian merchant ship. The Hampden chased her, fired on her, and the English vessel retreated, (and also the friendly schooner).

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At dawn Pickering began pursuing the frigate again and caught up with her at about 7:00 a.m. and the action began with both sides firing, until about 10:30 a.m. when the Hampden, which suffered much damage having only the foresail to get off with, retreated from the action. Captain Pickering and two other seamen were killed, and many others were wounded. The Hampden arrived back at Portsmouth on April 19, 1779, and a month later its owners were asked by the Massachusetts government to send the ship to drive out a British expedition which had established a post on the Penobscot River in Maine. $8,000-12,000


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337 Attributed to Clement Drew (Massachusetts, 1806-1889) Ship OLGA Heading into Boston Harbor. Unsigned, location inscribed in paint on lower stretcher, vessel identified on stern. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Patch repair at center, retouch to vessel and background. $2,500-3,500

338 Reginald Eugene Nickerson (Massachusetts, 1915-1999) Schooner HOPE Capt. W.J. Crosby. Signed “W. Trenholm/Bristol� l.r. (Reginald Nickerson painted as William C. Trenholm and Thaddeus Bannister before he became known as the artist Reginald Nickerson), titled below. Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 in., in a later carved and gilded wood frame. Condition: Small paint loss u.l., repaint to sky and vessel. $2,500-3,500

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339 American School, 19th Century Whaling Scene with American “Brig CONGRESS T. Wilcox” [Master]. Unsigned, titled below, vessel identified on pennant and title. Gouache on paperboard, 20 1/2 x 17 1/2 in., in a period frame. Condition: Giltwood liner applied to edges of painting, paperboard applied to paperboard, subtle ripple, light stains. $800-1,200

340 After Benson J. Lossing/William Barritt (American, 19th Century) The Life Car Rescue of Crew of a Ship in Distress. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 20 x 27 1/4 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Craquelure with associated scattered retouch. Note: This painting is based on a woodcut by engravers Benson J. Lossing and William Barritt which appeared in Harpers New Monthly Magazine (date unknown) in an article titled “Some Account of Francis’s Life-boats and Life Cars.” A life car is a small boat-like vehicle holding four or five people used to convey people ashore in a rescue situation. The article and an account of a 1984 restoration of the painting accompanies the painting. $2,500-3,500

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341 American/Anglo School, 19th Century Rescue Scene with Ship in Distress in Rough Coastal Waters with Distant Lighthouse. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 27 1/2 x 38 1/4 in., in a period polychrome stenciled mitered wood frame. Condition: Stable craquelure. $800-1,200

342 Thomas Chambers (New York/England, 1808-1866/69) Whaling Scene with the American Bark CAROLUS of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, depicting the Carolus heading toward a scene with whalemen on whaleboats, a harpooned whale, spouting whales, and distant vessels, 18 1/4 x 24 1/2 in. Condition: Canvas applied to Masonite panel, stable craquelure, minor retouch to water. $1,500-2,500

343 William P. Stubbs (American, 1842-1909) Portrait of the Three-masted Schooner KATE MARKEE with Distant Lighthouse. Signed “Stubbs� l.l., the vessel identified on a pennant, bow, and stern. Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 35 3/4 in., in a later molded maple frame. Condition: Stable craquelure, scattered spots of surface grime. $4,000-6,000

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344 William Hare (Maryland/England, 18151865) Portrait of the Schooner “NARRAGANSETT of Fall River/L. Hall Master. Signed l.r., titled below. Oil on canvas, 22 x 27 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Four patch repairs, several small punctures, paint loss, craquelure. $1,500-2,500

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Harbor Scene with Sailing and Steam Vessels. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 31 3/4 x 53 1/2 in., in a period ogee painted wooden frame. Condition: Relined, retouch, primarily to sky and water. $1,000-1,500

Portrait of a Sea Captain. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 34 x 27 3/4 in., in a later molded and painted wood frame. Condition: Relined, replaced stretchers, retouch, possible repaired tears, stable craquelure. $800-1,200

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Drawing of the Sidewheeler CITY OF WORCESTER. Unsigned. Pencil on paper, 5 x 9 1/4 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Minor toning. $400-600

Two Views of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius From the Port of Naples. Unsigned, inscribed “NAPLES� below. Gouache on paper, 10 1/2 x 24 in., in matching period mitered wood frames. Condition: Light moisture stains, primarily to the lower half of the works, not examined out of frames. $2,000-3,000

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349 American/Italian School, 19th Century Two Views of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Unsigned. Gouache on paper, 8 3/4 x 13 1/4 in., in matching period molded giltwood frames. Condition: Creases, light moisture stains, not examined out of frames. $2,000-3,000

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. 350 American/Italian School, 19th Century Two Views of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Unsigned. Gouache on paper, 15 1/2 x 23 3/4 and 14 x 21 1/2 in., with applied marbleized paper borders, one with a rippled molded wood frame, the other with a molded giltwood frame. Condition: One with two tears, and light moisture stains, the other with a tear u.r. and several creases in sky, not examined out of frames. $2,000-3,000

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351 American/Italian School, 19th Century Two Works Depicting the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto). Unsigned. Gouache on paper, 16 x 20 and 13 3/8 x 16 1/2 in., framed. Condition: The smaller work has a few light creases. 351

Note: The Grotta Azzurra is a sea cave on the coast of the island of Capri, in southern Italy. $2,000-3,000 352 Sailor’s Needlework “Wooley” Ship Picture, probably England, 19th century, solid-stitched picture depicting two British frigates passing by a volcano, (minor losses to lower edge, small crack to glass l.l. corner), 17 x 29 1/2 in., in a period ogee maple frame. $600-800

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353 Chippendale Red-painted Cherry Fall-front Desk, southeastern New England, late 18th century, the lid opens to a stepped interior of valanced compartments and drawers, on a case of four thumbmolded graduated drawers on bracket feet, brass bails appear original, old surface, ht. 42 3/4, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 19 in. $8,000-12,000

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354 Grain-painted Pine Tall Case Clock, Silas Hoadley, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825, the white-painted polychrome and gilt dial showing a village in the arch, floral spandrels, with Arabic numerals, seconds hand, lettered “S. Hoadley/Plymouth,� and wooden thirtyhour weight-driven movement, original painted surface resembling exotic wood with stringing, (minor paint loss), ht. 83 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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355 Painted Fan-back Windsor Armchair, New England, c. 1790, with shaped crest and vase- and ring-turnings, old surface, ht. 37, seat ht. 18 in. $700-900

356 Painted Sack-back Windsor Chair, New England, c. 1790, with shaped saddle seat and vase- and ring-turnings, old brownvarnished surface over earlier red, ht. 37 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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357 Green-painted Sack-back Windsor Chair, New England, c. 1790, with shaped saddle seat and vase- and ring-turnings, old green paint with yellow striping and details, (imperfections, minor paint wear), ht. 38 3/4, seat ht. 17 1/4 in. $800-1,200

358 Green-painted Child’s Sack-back Windsor Chair, probably New England, c. 1790, with swelled turnings and carved saddle seat, old green paint, (old repair to bow), ht. 20 1/2, seat ht. 8 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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359 Red-painted Windsor Continuous Armchair, New England, c. 1810, with bamboo turnings and old red paint over earlier paint, ht. 38, seat ht. 17 in. $600-800 360 Red-painted Windsor Bow-back Armchair, New England, late 18th century, with swelled spindles, vase- and ring-turnings, old red/ brown paint over earlier green and red, ht. 34, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. $400-600


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361 Black-painted Bow-back Windsor Armchair, New England, late 18th century, with shaped handholds, vase- and ringturnings, and shaped saddle seat, ht. 36 1/2, seat ht. 16 in. $600-800 362 Chippendale Cherry Tall Chest of Drawers, probably Massachusetts, late 18th century, the cove-molded cornice above six thumbmolded graduated drawers on bracket feet, brasses appear original, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 54 1/4, case wd. 39, case dp. 17 3/4 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $2,500-3,500

363 “R.S. DENTON” Pictorial Sign, America, 19th century, possibly an inn sign, with shaped crest and applied molding, one side depicting a stylized field of trees over the inscription “R, S, DENTON” with mustard-colored letters on a black ground, the reverse painted with a faint weathered scene with a horse and rider and a man leading his horse in a landscape, over the inscription “W.W. RANDOLPH,” (joinery cracks, losses to paint, molding, and panel), 49 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. $2,000-4,000 364 Birch Chest of Four Drawers, probably North Shore, Massachusetts, c. 1790, the overhanging molded top above a case of thumbmolded graduated drawers on an elaborately cutout base centering a drop pendant, replaced Chippendale-style brasses, old varnished surface, ht. 40 3/4, case wd. 36, case dp. 18 1/2 in. $300-500

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365 Black-painted Ladder-back Armchair, probably Massachusetts, 18th century, the turned finials and stiles join four arched slats, with scrolled arms on vase- and ring-turned supports and splint seat, with double-stretcher base, old black paint, (imperfections), ht. 43 3/4, seat ht. 17 in. $300-500

366 Brown-painted Pine and Maple Hutch Table, New England, c. 1800, the scrubbed circular top with beaded edge on tapering square supports continuing to legs joined by box stretchers, early surface, ht. 28 3/4, dia. 48 in. $1,000-1,500

367 Olive-amber Glass Chestnut Bottle, America, early 19th century, with applied lip and open pontil, ht. 10 3/4 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $200-250

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368 Carved Oval Burl Bowl, America, early 19th century, with make-do plug repair, (cracks, old rim losses), ht. 3 1/2, 9 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. $200-250

372 Brown-painted Turned Armchair, New England, last half 18th century, old paint with yellow pinstriping, (paint wear), ht. 45 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $400-600

369 Round Turned Burl Bowl, America, early 19th century, with turned collar, dry bleached surface, (crack on bowl center), ht. 6 1/4, dia. 14 in. $600-800

373 Small Turned Burl Bowl, America, early 19th century, with turned collar, medial and base rings, ht. 2, dia. 5 in. $200-300

370 Round Turned Burl Bowl, America, early 19th century, with turned collar, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 12 3/4 in. $500-700

371 Large Black-painted Slat-back Armchair, Hudson River Valley, New York, c. 1750, the boldly turned finials above finely turned stiles joining four arched slats, on shaped arms with rounded handholds and turned arm supports and double sausage-turned front stretchers, ht. 48 3/4, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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374 Three Round Turned Burl Bowls, America, 19th century with turned collars, one with make-do wire repair on crack, ht. 3 to 3 3/8, dia. 9 1/4 to 10 1/2 in. $500-700 375 Carved Burlwood Pipe, America, 19th century, freeform pipe with several carved and stippled stylized creatures, lg. approx. 13 in. $300-500


376 Carved Burlwood Pipe with Embracing Figures, America, 19th century, with stand, lg. 4 1/8 in. $200-300

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377 Diminutive Red-stained Birch and Pine Chair Table, New England, c. 1800, the circular top tilts on a horizontal support with shaped handholds on four square legs joined by a seat and box stretchers, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 26 3/4, dia. 36 1/4 in. $800-1,200 378 Maple Slat-back Armchair, probably Massachusetts, last half 18th century, with ring-turned stiles topped by finials, and outward-scrolling arms, old surface, ht. 45, seat ht. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $300-500

379 Paint-decorated Pine and Poplar Chest over Three Drawers, possibly Connecticut, early 19th century, with original burnt sienna and mustard paint, old replaced brasses, (paint wear especially to top), ht. 40 1/2, case wd. 35 3/4, dp. 19 in. $1,200-1,800 380 Grained and Paint-decorated Dome-top Box, America, 19th century, grain-painted pine box with iron and brass lockplate, and brass swing handles on sides, the front ornamented with painted birds perched on branches, (shrinkage cracks, minor paint loss), ht. 13 1/2, wd. 29, dp. 15 in. $3,000-5,000

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381 Putty-painted Document Box, America, 19th century, dovetail-constructed rectangular box with hinged lid, with brass ring handle centering the top and iron latch on the front, decorated with mustard daubed paint on a red ground, (minor paint loss), ht. 7, wd. 18, dp. 11 3/4 in. $400-600

382 Red-painted Maple and Poplar Tall Chest over Three Drawers, southern New England, late 18th century, the case with three false drawers and three working drawers, original surface, old replaced brasses, (minor imperfections), ht. 51 1/4, wd. 38 1/2, dp. 18 1/2 in. Note: The back of the chest bears a pen inscription: “A.HULL 1791.� $2,500-3,500

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383 Red-painted Poplar Six-board Chest, probably Pennsylvania, early 19th century, the molded lift top opens to a well with lidded till and dovetail-constructed box on bracket feet, old red paint, ht. 23 3/4, case wd. 46, case dp. 20 in. $800-1,200

386 Pair of Paint-decorated Windsor Chairs, branded E. Parker, Princeton, [Massachusetts], c. 1810-15, the shaped cresting centering a floral design, and bamboo turnings, original painted surface, (paint wear), ht. 34 3/4, seat ht. 17 in. $800-1,200

384 Green-painted Pine Blanket Chest, New England, early 19th century, the lift top with molded cleats above the nail-constructed box and well with till, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 24 3/4, wd. 43 1/2, dp. 18 in. $400-600

387 Small Red-painted Pine Square-top Table, America, early 19th century, with overhanging top supported on baluster-turned legs, (stains on top), ht. 16, top 16 x 16 1/2 in. $400-600

385 Federal Paint-decorated One-drawer Stand, New England, early 19th century, the rectangular top with a putty-painted panel surrounded by painted border, on similarly bordered straight apron joining square tapering legs, (minor restoration to paint), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 20 1/2, dp. 15 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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388 Punch-decorated Brass and Iron Knife Blade Andirons, America, 18th century, each with cast brass flame baluster finials, on iron knife blade shafts with punch-decorated foliage and a face-in-a-heart motif, on cabriole legs with penny feet, with mortised log supports, (imperfections), ht. 20 1/2, wd. 12 1/4, dp. 24 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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389 Classical Grain-painted and Gilt-stenciled Chamberstand, possibly New York State, c. 1825-30, the hinged lift top opens to a whitepainted interior with pierced shelf, above a hinged paneled door flanked by freestanding columns continuing to turned feet, with drawer below, original brass pulls, allover graining resembling rosewood, with gilt stenciled floral designs and yellow pinstriping, (paint wear and imperfections), ht. 32 1/4, wd. 21, dp. 16 3/4 in. $600-800 390 Gilt Stencil-decorated and Black-painted Wooden Box, America, early 19th century, rectangular dovetailed box with hinged lid, the top and sides ornamented with bird’s nests, with leaf, blossom, and line and dot giltstenciled borders, (imperfections), ht. 8, wd. 13, dp. 9 in. $300-500


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391 Green-painted Slide-lid Pine Box with Floral Decoration, America, early 19th century, rectangular box with slide lid ornamented with red, yellow, and black flowers, striping and borders, the interior lid centered with a mirror, (imperfections), ht. 7, wd. 8, lg. 13 in. $800-1,200

392 Red-painted Maple and Ash Slat-back Armchair, probably New England, early 18th century, with shaped scrolling arms, (height loss), ht. 46 3/4, seat ht. 15 in. $1,000-1,500

393 Hand-hewn Oblong Burl Bowl, America, early 19th century, ht. 5, 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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394 Red-painted Maple and Pine Hutch Table, New England, early 19th century, the hinged top on mortise-and-tenon constructed seat and square stretchers joining the square chamfered legs, old red paint, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/4, top wd. 45 1/2, top dp. 48 in. $800-1,200

395 Red-stained Maple and Ash Slat-back Armchair, New England, 18th century, with scrolled handholds and basketweave splint seat, old surface, ht. 46 1/4, seat ht. 18 in. $600-800 396 Chippendale Cherry Chest of Four Drawers, Massachusetts, late 18th century, the molded overhanging top on four scratchbeaded drawers, replaced brass pulls, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 32 1/2, top wd. 40, top dp. 19 in.

397 Federal Cherry Candlestand, Connecticut River Valley, late 18th century, the top with serpentine sides and ovolo corners, on a vase- and ring-turned support and tripod cabriole leg base ending in arris pad feet, refinished, (repair), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 17, dp. 16 in. $600-800 398 Pine and Painted Tin Pie Safe, possibly Pennsylvania or Ohio, last half 19th century, constructed of pierced tin with designs of repeating radiating stars centering a hinged door, the stiles extend through the top and are pierced for hanging, continuing to feet, case ht. 30 1/2, wd. 30, dp. 20 in. $1,000-1,500

Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $800-1,200

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399 Oak Hanging Pie Safe, England or America, late 19th/early 20th century, the square form with canted top centering a brass ring for hanging, above the four sides of pierced tin panels within molded frames, one side with brass tag reading “Officers,” above a hinged door opening to two shelves, on a molded base, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 26 1/2, case wd. 19 1/2, case dp. 19 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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400 Tiger Maple Framed Mirror, probably Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, the mitered frame with beaded and molded detail, old refinish, ht. 27, wd. 16 3/4 in. $300-500

401 Walnut “Harvard” Stacking Bookcase, New England, c. 1860, in four graduated scratchbeaded sections, the three topmost each with medial shelf and a horizontal support, on a base with four short drawers, valanced skirt and demilune cutout ends, old surface, overall ht. 84, wd. 48, dp. 13 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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402 Cherry Candlestand, Connecticut, late 18th century, the square top with applied edge on a vase- and ring-turned post and tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet on platforms, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/4, wd. 18, dp. 18 in. $500-700


403 Cherry Candlestand, probably Connecticut, late 18th century, the shaped top on a vaseand ring-turned post continuing to tripod base of cabriole legs ending in pad feet, refinished, ht. 27 3/4, wd. 18, dp. 18 in. $600-800

404 Federal Mahogany Inlaid Corner Chamberstand, probably New England, c. 1810, the tall shaped back above a pierced top and medial shelf with drawer flanked by inlaid stringing joining legs with shaped end and flat stretcher, overall ht. 44, wd. 23, dp. 16 in. $400-600 404A Queen Anne Red-painted Birch Candlestand, New England, late 18th century, the circular top on a bulbous vaseturned post continuing to tripod base of scratchbeaded cabriole legs ending in pad feet, (imperfections), ht. 27 3/4, dia. 20 in. $300-500

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405 Jewell Molded Copper Leaping Horse Weathervane, A.L. Jewell & Co. Waltham, Massachusetts, 1852-67, flattened full-body figure with embossed sheet copper mane and tail, mounted on a sphere, yellow-painted surface with vestiges of gilding and verdigris surface, impressed maker’s mark on side, with gilt copper and cast iron directionals and metal stand, weathervane ht. 17 1/2, lg. 30 1/2, overall ht. with stand approx. 72 in. $12,000-18,000


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406 Sheet Copper Bull Weathervane, America, late 19th century, cut-out sheet copper silhouette figure, with cast copper horns, mounted on a tubular copper rod, with wood stand, (numerous bullet dents and a few holes), overall ht. 16, lg. 26 in. $1,000-1,500

407 Small Molded Gilt Copper Leaping Stag Weathervane, attributed to Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th century, full-body figure with zinc antlers, gilded surface with verdigris, with metal stand, ht. 18 3/4, lg. 19 in. $8,000-12,000

408 Molded Gilt Copper Rooster Weathervane, attributed to J.W. Fiske, New York City, late 19th century, full-body figure with sheet copper comb and wattle, embossed sheet copper tail, with stand, ht. 19 1/2, lg. 16 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

409 Large Molded Copper “Dexter� Running Horse Weathervane, attributed to Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th century, full-body figure with full mane and tail, mounted on a tubular copper rod, with stand, (imperfections), overall ht. 19 3/4, lg. 45 in. $3,000-5,000


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410 Molded Copper Running Horse Weathervane, Harris & Son, Boston, 1868-c. 1882, flattened full-body figure full mane and tail, with cast zinc ears, impressed “J. HARRIS & SON/BOSTON� on the sides, mounted on a tubular copper rod and a small copper sphere, no stand, (repaired bullet holes, seam separations, minor dents), ht. 21, lg. 32 1/2 3/4 in. $1,500-2,000

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411 Jewell Molded Copper and Cast Zinc Running Horse Weathervane, A.L. Jewell & Co., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1852-67, flattened full-body with cast zinc head, sheet copper ears and embossed tail, mounted on a tubular copper rod, with stand, ht. 17 1/4, lg. 28 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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412 Molded Copper Running Horse Weathervane, Attributed to Harris & Co., Boston, late 19th century, flattened full-body figure with full mane and tail, mounted on a tubular copper rod, verdigris surface with traces of earlier gilding, with stand, (repaired bullet holes, seam separations, minor dents), ht. 21 1/2, lg. 33 1/2 in. $700-900

413 Molded Copper and Cast Zinc Running Horse Weathervane, Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th century, full-body figure, with cast zinc head and mane, mounted on a copper rod which retains an oval copper manufacturer’s tag, impressed “CUSHING & WHITE WALTHAM MASS./ PAT’D AUG-12 1868,” (losses, dents, bullet holes), no stand, ht. 16 3/4, lg. 27 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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414 Small Molded Gilt-copper Eagle Weathervane, America, late 19th/early 20th century, spreadwing figure with cast zinc head and feet mounted on a copper sphere over an arrow, and a small sphere, weathered gilt surface, with stand, (minor dents), overall ht. 20, wd. 14 1/2, lg. 16 in. $1,500-2,500

415 Molded Copper Eagle Weathervane, America, late 19th/early 20th century, large full-body spreadwing molded sheet copper figure with embossed feather details, zinc feet, mounted on a sphere, with iron rod and cast iron directionals, dark brown patina with verdigris, (imperfections), overall ht. 51 1/2, wd. 35 1/2, dp. approx. 20 in. $800-1,200

416 Small Molded Copper Rooster Weathervane, America, late 19th/early 20th century, full-body figure with embossed sheet copper comb and tail, cast iron feet, mounted on an arrow with copper rod and sheet copper tail, and a cast iron tip, the surface with verdigris and remnants of yellow sizing and gilding, with stand, overall ht. 16, lg. 18 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex Paul and Cheryl Scott collection. $1,000-1,500

417 Embossed Sheet Copper and Iron Arrow/ Bannerette Weathervane, America, late 19th century, cast iron arrow tip on tubular copper shaft with shaped and embossed sheet copper tail, no stand, old surface with vestiges of earlier gilding and paint, (dents, minor joinery separation on tail), ht. 21 1/2, lg. 37 in. $800-1,200

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418 Pair of Cast Iron Dachshund Andirons, America, 19th century, with elongated log support bodies, ht. 8, wd. 7 3/4, lg. 21 3/4 in. $300-500 419 Pair of Cast Iron Hound Dog Andirons, Tennessee Chrome Co., early 20th century, hollow-back seated hound figures, ht. 18, wd. 7 3/4, dp. 17 in. $300-500


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420 Painted Cast Iron Figural Blinking Eye Novelty Clock/Timepiece, Bradley & Hubbard, West Meriden, Connecticut, patented July 14, 1857, depicting a standing colonial-garbed gentleman with rotund belly mounted with an enameled dial, on a rectangular shaped base, the manufacturer’s name cast in relief on base, (loss to tip of hat, paint loss, cracks to dial), ht. 16 1/4 in. $400-600 421 Polychrome Painted Cast Iron and Wood Old Boston State House Doorstop, probably America, late 19th/early 20th century, hollow cast-iron building in relief, the back and one side filled with wood, old weathered paint, (finial bent), ht. 14 1/4, wd. 7 1/2, dp. 2 1/4 in. $600-800

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422 Six Cast Iron Carnival Shooting Gallery Targets, America, early to mid-20th century, two swans attributed to H.W. Terpening, Ocean City, California, c. 1940s, with impressed number “4’’ on the shaft, ht. 5, wd. 5 1/2; a chick/egg target with impressed patent number “2085933” on the chick, (scattered paint loss), 10 1/2 x 4 1/8; a lion with relief-molded features on one side, 5 3/4 x 5; a moose or reindeer with impressed “G” and “5” on lower side, 6 1/4 x 5 3/8; and a bird, 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. $800-1,200

423 Polychrome Painted “STROCKSVILL INN” Sign, northeast Pennsylvania, early 19th century, double-sided oval sign with applied molding and cast iron shaft, one side with a red-painted horse with a rider wearing a tricorn hat, and black lettering, on a mustard yellow ground, the reverse centered with a sixpoint star in gilt over earlier red on a mustard yellow field with black lettering, (losses to molding), sign ht. 20 1/4, overall ht. 27 1/2, lg. 32 in. $7,000-9,000

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424 “COOPER SISTERS, DRESSMAKING & HAIR WORK” Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, rectangular wood panel, with applied molding painted white with red-highlighted black lettering, signed “Frank” l.r., (superfluous paint drips, minor paint loss), 24 3/4 x 33 in. $1,000-1,500

425 Painted Wooden Anvil Blacksmith Trade Sign, reportedly Hingham, Massachusetts, 19th century, double-sided sign painted black with mustard-colored lettering “H. McDONALD,” (minor losses), ht. 19 1/4, lg. 43 in. $1,200-1,800

426 Gilt Cast Iron Locksmith/Hardware Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, in the form of a padlock with raised bosses and keyhole, black-painted lettering “HARDWARE,” ht. 24 1/2, wd. 18 3/4 in. $1,200-1,800


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427 Brass Locksmith Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, tubular and hollow sheet brass in the form of a key, (dents, joinery separation), 9 1/8 x 25 1/4 in. $400-600

428 Gilt and Painted Zinc Pocket Watch-form Jeweler’s Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, double-sided sign of cast and molded sheet zinc with black-painted lettering “H.H. GIBBS,” (scattered paint and gilt loss), ht. 17 1/2, wd. 11 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 429 Compass-form Toolmaker’s Trade Sign, America, late 19th/early 20th century, the oversized wood and iron compass with applied green and mustard yellow-painted frame surrounding the painted sheet metal advertisement inscribed “D. BECKER/MAKER OF FINE TOOLS,” in mustard-colored lettering on a dark red ground, ht. 34, wd. 17 1/2 in. $600-800

430 Gilt and Painted Wood “Waterman’s Ideal Fountain Pen” Advertising Sign, America, late 19th/early 20th century, turned fountain pen form with applied brass ring and goldpainted sheet metal nib, painted black with gilt lettering, (gilt wear), lg. 39 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500 431 Turned and Painted Wooden Barber Pole, America, late 19th century, with silver-painted ball terminals on the baluster shafts with red and white swirled stripes, with iron wall mount, (shrinkage cracks, paint loss), ht. 42 in. $800-1,200 432 Painted Carved Wood and Sheet Metal Pretzel Trade Sign, early 20th century, with gold and red painted sheet-metal crown with wooden orb on a carved gold-painted pretzel, ht. 23 1/2, wd. 19 1/2 in. $800-1,200

433 Painted “Punch and Judy” Sign, America, late 19th/early 20th century, rectangular wood panel with applied gold-painted molding and relief-carved letters, (imperfections), 4 3/8 x 47 1/4 in. $400-600 434 Painted “SPEED LIMIT...” Sign, America, early 20th century, rectangular wooden sign with applied molding painted light blue with white lettering “SPEED LIMIT MOTOR VEHICLE 10. MILES Per. HOUR/TEAMS WALK PENALTY $5.00.,” 19 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. overall. $1,200-1,500 435 “THIS PAINTING BEING DONE BY W.B. BOWDEN” Trade Sign, America, early 20th century, rectangular wood panel, painted with a vignette of a house, with red lettering on a mustard-colored ground, with applied blackpainted molding, (shrinkage cracks, minor paint losses, loss to molding u.l.), 31 x 48 in. $800-1,200

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436 Carved and Polychrome Painted Bottle Whimsey Depicting Christ’s Crucifixion, probably Continental, late 18th century, the blown colorless glass bottle with open pontil topped with a stopper featuring a carved bust of a man wearing a tricorn hat, the interior of the bottle depicting a scene with carved figures of Christ on the cross flanked by the two thieves, and an assortment of Roman soldiers mounted on elaborately carved and pierced ornaments, (loose elements, paint loss), ht. 12 3/8 in. $400-600

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437 Painted Panel Depicting Psalm 127:1, America, dated “August 16th A.D. 1857,” rectangular panel with applied molding, with black lettering on a cream-colored ground with the psalm painted in Latin and English, (paint loss, shrinkage cracks), 36 x 50 in. overall. $400-600

438 Articulated Wooden Artist’s Model of a Horse, late 19th century, the fully-jointed body adjusts on two metal rods mounted on a wooden platform, ht. to approx. 23, lg. to approx. 23 in. $800-1,200

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439 Mahogany Geodesic Sphere and a Carved and Painted Wooden Articulated Figure of a Man, 20th century, sphere dia. 16, the figure with leather hip and knee joints, ht. 14 in. $200-400 440 Articulated Wooden Artist Model, late 19th/ early 20th century, with pegged ball-andsocket joints, overall ht. approx. 17 in. $300-500


441 Carved and Painted Wood and Molded Sheet Metal Black Character Whirligig, America, late 19th century, carved wooden figure of a stylized black man with applied molded sheet metal face, hat brim, shirt collar, and coattails, with rotating wood paddle arms, painted red, black, and white, on a black-painted square wood base, old paint, (shrinkage cracks, minor losses and paint loss), overall ht. 23 1/4, wd. 14 in. $1,000-1,500 442 Carved and Painted Carousel Horsehead, America, late 19th/early 20th century, with glass eyes, relief-carved mane and facial features, old gray and black paint, (losses, old repairs, shrinkage cracks), ht. 15, lg. 17 1/2 in. $800-1,200

443 Carved Wooden Carousel Horse Head, late 19th century, weathered surface, with metal stand, (shrinkage cracks), overall ht. 23 1/4, wd. 11, lg. 36 in. $800-1,200

444 Classical Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Pier Table, probably New York, c. 1815-20, the rectangular yellow and brown-veined marble top with reeded edge, on conforming base centering a figural ormolu mount, with flanking lyres, above the yellow marble ormolumounted columns continuing to carved and gilt-gesso feet joined to the mirrored back and square rear feet by a concave platform, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 37, top wd. 43 1/2, top dp. 20 in. $1,000-1,500

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445 Classical Gilt-gesso Convex Mirror, England or America, early 19th century, the ebonized carved eagle with outstretched wings on a foliate-flanked plinth holds in his beak gilt ball festoons which are joined to the circular cove-molded frame with ebonized reeded liner and mirror glass, flanked by enleafed metal and wood candle arms with colorless glass bobeches and teardrops, with acanthus and pineapple-carved pendant below, original gilding, ht. 38 in. Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher. $8,000-12,000 446 Neoclassical Gilt-gesso Mirror, c. 1810, the molded cornice with applied spherules centering a raised reverse-painted panel, above the three-part mirror flanked by engaged reeded pilasters, (restoration), ht. 38 1/2 in. $500-700 447 Classical Mahogany Upholstered Window Seat, c. 1820, the scrolled molded stiles terminating with brass rosettes, and joined by vase- and ring-turned rails, all on outwardflaring legs, (minor imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, overall wd. 28 3/4, dp. 16 1/2 in. $800-1,200

Interior of 87 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, showing the mirror c. 1886. Image courtesy of the Estate of Charles P. Fisher.

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448 Classical Paint-decorated Table, America, c. 1830, the circular top on a tapered support and base of three scrolled legs, old surface painted to simulate Egyptian marble, (imperfections), ht. 29, dia. 34 in. $800-1,200 449 Classical Split Baluster Mirror, New England, c. 1830, the gilded and ebonized frame with a reverse-painted tablet showing a seated child holding a red shoe, (imperfections), ht. 24 1/2, wd. 12 in. $400-600 450 Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Couch, probably New York, c. 1825, the paneled crest rail flanked by eagle heads, the scrolling arms faced with carved cornucopias and acanthus leaves, all on similarly carved supports on hairy paw feet, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 33, lg. 79 1/2, dp. 21 in. $400-600

451 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Child Wearing a Red Dress and Holding a Riding Crop. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 12 x 10 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, minor retouch. $2,500-3,500

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452 American School, 19th Century Pair of Husband and Wife Portraits of John and Mary Pitkin. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in matching period molded giltgesso frames. Condition: Relined, John’s portrait with minor spots of retouch to hair, jacket lapel, u.c. background, and along bottom edge; Mary’s portrait with minor retouch to background at u.c., l.r., and l.c. $1,500-2,500

453 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Smiling Woman in a Green Dress Wearing Coral Jewelry and Lacy Floral Bonnet. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 31 x 25 1/2 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure, retouch. $2,000-3,000 453

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454 Robert Street (Pennsylvania, 1796-1865) Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Salmoncolored Dress and Lacy Bonnet, Seated on a Sofa. Signed and dated “R.STREET 1834� in block letters u.r. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a period gilt ripple-molded frame. Condition: Canvas applied to Masonite, stable craquelure, scattered retouch. $3,000-5,000

454A Attributed to Zedekiah Belknap (American, 1781-1858) Portrait of a Sister and Brother, c. 1835. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 27 x 34 1/2 in., unframed. Condition: Relined, restoration. Provenance: The consignor purchased this painting from a Massachusetts woman with the married name of Black. It was thought that the children were members of the Black or Cheevers family of Newburyport, Massachusetts, or the Pinder family of Ipswich, Massachusetts. $4,000-6,000

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455 Silver Teapot, William Gale & Son, New York, c. 1850, cast flower finial on high domed hinged lid on vasiform fluted body, with hollow double scroll handle, serpentine spout, and circular base, impressed maker’s marks to underside of base, (minor dents), ht. 10 1/2 in., approx. 37 troy oz. $600-800

456 Silver Cream Jug and Sugar Bowl, William B. Heyer, New York, first quarter 19th century, with anthemion rim and foot bands, medial band with chased country scene with cottages, milkmaid, cow, shepherd, and hunting dogs, lower lobed bowls on circular bases, angular hollow handles, (dents), ht. 6, 8 1/2 in., approx. 26 troy oz. total. $800-1,200

456A Silver Presentation Pitcher, Garrett Eoff and John H. Conner, c. 1835, baluster-form pitcher with shell and leaf bands on rim, shoulder, bottom, and base, engraved “Erastus Corning Jr./in loving memory of his Grandfather Corning/who died April 8th 1872/and of his Grandmother Corning/who died May 26th 1883,” with hollow scrolled acanthus leaf handle, and maker’s marks on underside of base, ht. 10 1/4 in., approx. 24 troy oz. Note: In the 19th century the Corning family was one of the most prominent families in business, politics, and philanthropy, in Albany, New York. $800-1,200

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457 Silver Handled Beaker or Mug, Benjamin Pierpont, Boston, late 18th century, tapered cylindrical form with applied reeded handle, molded base, engraved “JP” monogram on base, maker’s mark impressed near rim, struck on side near handle, ht. 3 1/2 in., approx. 5 troy oz. $600-800

458 Classical Silver Cream Jug, John Lynch, Baltimore, c. 1815, oval form with high angled reeded handle, reeded bands on rim and shoulder, and bright-cut leaf and wheelwork borders, molded foot, faint engraved monogram on side, impressed maker’s mark on base, (minor dents), ht. 6 1/2 in., approx. 7 troy oz. $200-250

459 Five-piece Silver Presentation Tea Set with an Associated Plated Tray, Allcock and Allen, New York, c. 1840, “Presented to John Dodge by City of New York for his accomplishment in engineering the Croton Aqueduct System 1842,” comprising a hot water pot on stand with burner, teapot, creamer, covered sugar bowl, and waste bowl, vasiform vessels with cast urn and grapevine finials on the lids, applied hollow, grapevine handles, the bodies decorated with repoussé grapevines with pendant clusters of grapes, engraved with presentation inscriptions and “D” monogram, with beaded borders on the rim and molded, circular footed bases, maker’s marks, and “C.C. & D.” for Charters, Cann & Dunn, impressed on bottoms, ht. 5 3/4 to 15 1/2 in., approx. 139 troy oz. total; together with a plated oval tray with open handles and grapevine borders in relief, centered with the above engraved presentation, dia. 20 x 29 3/4 in. $3,000-4,000

460 Three-piece Silver Tea Service, Ball, Tompkins & Black, New York c. 1839, a teapot, covered sugar bowl, and creamer, each of baluster form with hollow basket of flowers finials on domed lids, hollow scrolled leaf-form handles, with engraved shaped reserves with scrolled acanthus borders, on stepped circular bases, impressed maker’s marks under bases, (teapot finial slumped inward, dent to shoulder), ht. 7 to 10 in., approx. 53 troy oz. total. $1,500-2,000 461 Coin Silver Presentation Pitcher, Bigelow Bros. & Kennard, Boston, c. 1848, with octagonal paneled sides, hollow scroll handle, and conforming molded rim and base, four panels engraved with acanthus scrolls, one panel with engraved presentation “Presented to Edw’d Sparhawk Esq. by the Stockholders of the Bank of Brighton. As a testimonial of their high esteem for his long and faithful services as President of said bank./Brighton Jan’y 25, 1848.,” ht. 9 1/4 in., approx. 28 troy oz. $300-500

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462 Silver Pitcher, Thomas E. Stebbins & Co., New York, c. 1840, lobed baluster form, with chased floral rim band, and leaf blade medial and base borders, hollow double scroll handle, engraved monogram below spout, impressed maker’s mark on base, ht. 9 1/2 in., (dents), approx. 24 troy oz. $800-1,200 463 Oval Silver Bowl, Garrett Eoff, New York, early 19th century, ht. 2 1/2, wd. 10 1/2, lg. 14 in., approx. 22 troy oz. $1,200-1,800 464 Silver Cream Jug, Robert and William Wilson, Philadelphia, c. 1825, balusterform with acanthus anthemion and ribbed borders, hollow acanthus leaf scrolled handle, engraved “W” monogram under the spout, and impressed maker’s mark on underside of base, (minor dents), ht. 6 in., approx. 8 troy oz. $200-250 465 Nineteen Coin Silver Serving Spoons, mostly by Massachusetts makers, late 18th to 19th century, Boston makers: two by J. Campbell, one by Palmer & Batchelders, one by Ebenezer Moulton, and one by Crosby & Brown; Newburyport makers: three by Theophilus Bradbury, and two by N. & T. Foster; two by L.D. Goddard, Worcester, and one by C.C. Munsell, reportedly Northhampdon; and five spoons by other makers, all but four spoons are monogrammed, approx. 23.5 troy oz. total. $250-350

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466 Twenty Coin Silver Serving Spoons and Six Teaspoons, various makers, 18th to 19th century, serving spoons: four by E.E. & S.C. Bailey, Claremont, New Hampshire, two by James Madison Barrows, Tolland, Connecticut, two by Nathaniel Munroe, Baltimore, Maryland, one by Benjamin Pittman, Providence, Rhode Island, and eleven by unknown/other makes; and six teaspoons by E.E. & S.C. Bailey, Claremont, New Hampshire, approx. 32 troy oz. total. $250-350 467 Nineteen Mostly Coin Silver Serving Spoons, by New York City and New York State makers, 19th century, seventeen coin silver spoons, New York City makers: three by Eben Whitney, four by Jacob Wood & Jasper Hughes, and three by James Ketcham; two by John W. Haight, Auburn, two by Elijah Simons, Sag Harbor, one by William Smith Pelletreau, Southhampton, one by J. & J. Hall, Geneva, and one by Harris & Wilson, Troy; and two sterling silver spoons by James Mix, Jr., Albany; all monogrammed, approx. 29 troy oz. $250-350 468 Set of Twelve Silver Luncheon or Tea Knives, Jones, Ball & Co., Boston, c. 1852, each with beaded border on the weighted handle, and engraved acanthus on the blade, and impressed maker’s mark on opposite side of blade, lg. 8 1/8 in. $1,500-2,500 469 Oval Silver Center Bowl, J.E. Caldwell & Company, Philadelphia, early 19th century, with gadrooned rim on shallow oval bowl with repoussé shaped scrolled acanthus reserves with engraved eagle crests, lobe and chain motifs about the sides, on a conforming concave oval pedestal supported on paw feet, impressed maker’s mark on underside of base, ht. 3 3/4, wd. 6 1/4, lg. 8 1/2 in., approx. 17 troy oz. $400-600

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470 Two Cut Double Overlay Glass Fluid Lamps, possibly Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, second half 19th century, one with cut double overlay cobalt blue cut to white cut to clear pearshaped font with oval and punty designs on a fluted brass standard and stepped marble base; and one with cut overlay white cut to ruby pear-shaped font with berry vine design on a fluted brass standard and stepped marble base, both converted to electric, ht. to top of brass font caps 11 1/2, 11 3/4 in. $400-600 471 Cut Overlay Glass and Gilt-metal Table Lamp, America, c. 1870, blue cut to clear glass font and standard with trefoil, line, oblong, and punty cuts with foliate gilt-metal connector, and circular embossed oak leaf and acorn base, converted to electric, (minor imperfections), ht. to brass font cap 17 1/4, base dia. 6 3/4 in. $200-400 471A Ten Assorted Blown-molded Colored Glass Bottles, America, 19th century, eight historical blown, molded flasks: an amber “WESTFORD GLASS Co.” sheaf of wheat pint flask with smooth base, an olive-amber pictorial bust of “WASHINGTON”/”JACKSON” pint flask with open pontil (GI-32), a reddish-amber “ALBANY GLASS WORKS” pictorial bust of Washington/ ship pint flask with iron pontil (McKearin GI-28), an olive green “SUCCESS TO THE RAILROAD” pint flask with faint pontil mark (GV-5), two amber cornucopia/urn of produce pint flasks with open pontils, a olive green cornucopia/urn of produce half-pint flask with open pontil, and an aquamarine cornucopia/ urn of produce half-pint flask with open pontil; a reddish-amber, ringed barrel-form “BOURBON WHISKEY BITTERS BOTTLE” with original paper label with smooth base, and an amber “LOG CABIN/SARSAPARILLA/ ROCHESTER, N.Y.” bottle with embossed “PAT SEPT. 6 87” in a circle on the base, ht. 5 1/2 to 9 1/2 in. $600-800


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472 Pair of Brass and Iron Double-belted Lemon-top Andirons, New York, first quarter 19th century, belted double lemon-top finials on baluster shafts, over spurred cabriole legs with ball feet, ht. 20 1/2, wd. 10 1/4, dp. 16 3/4 in. $600-800 473 Tall Brass and Wirework Firescreen, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with brass rail above vertical wirework ornamented with swags and scrolls, ht. 24 1/2, wd. 42 1/2, dp. 14 in. $800-1,200 474 Brass and Wirework Low Folding Firescreen, America, late 18th/early 19th century, brass rail over vertical wirework ornamented with wire scrolls, ht. 15, center wd. 38, side wd. 13 in. $800-1,200

475 Pair of Brass and Iron Urn-top Andirons, America, early 19th century, urn tops on faceted columnar shafts with spurred cabriole legs on ball feet, ht. 20 1/2, wd. 10, dp. 19 3/4 in. $600-800 476 Brass and Wirework Serpentine Firescreen, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with brass rail above vertical wirework ornamented with scrolls, ht. 10, wd. 48, dp. 16 1/2 in. $800-1,200

477 Federal Miniature Mahogany and Bird’seye Maple Inlaid Tilt-top Candlestand, early 19th century, the octagonal top centering an inlaid oval and a star, with serrated band border, on a vase- and ring-turned post and tripod base of shaped legs, ht. 9 1/2, wd. 9 1/4, dp. 6 in. $600-800

478 Miniature Classical Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Glazed Secretary Desk, probably Massachusetts, c. 1825, with a compartmented two-drawer interior, the lower case with vase- and ring-turned acanthuscarved posts on vase- and ring-turned legs, old brass pulls, (restoration to cresting), ht. 21 1/2, wd. 13 1/4, dp. 7 1/2 in. $600-800

479 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Jewelry Box, probably Massachusetts, c. 1825, the box with ovolo corners and quarter-engaged posts continuing to feet, the interior with two bird’s-eye maple drawers, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 6, wd. 10 1/2, dp. 5 3/4 in. $400-600

480 Miniature Federal Cherry Slant-lid Desk, America, early 19th century, the thumbmolded lid opens to an interior of two drawers and four valanced compartments on four graduated scratchbeaded drawers, with inlaid tiger maple band and shaped skirt on baluster-turned feet, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 13, wd. 12 1/4, dp. 7 in. $1,500-2,500

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481 Miniature Classical Birch and Cherry and Mahogany Veneer Chest of Drawers, probably Massachusetts, c. 1825, the scrolled backboard above a case with projecting drawer over three drawers below flanked by turned pilasters, on turned feet, with opalescent glass pulls, old surface, ht. 15 1/2, wd. 16, dp. 10 in.

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482 Miniature Classical Cherry Lift-top Chest over Three Drawers, probably New England, c. 1825-30, with flanking scrolls continuing to shaped legs, ht. 9 1/2, wd. 10, dp. 5 1/2 in. $300-350

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483 Miniature Classical Mahogany Secretary Desk, probably New England, c. 1840, the chamfered top opens to a mirror above a well, above hinged doors with recessed Gothic arches alternating with scrolls opening to a three-drawer interior above a long ogee-molded drawer above the base with a fall-front writing surface flanked by scrolled brackets, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 22, wd. 12 1/2, case dp. 7 1/2 in. $400-600

485 Miniature Grain-painted Pine Six-board Chest, probably Massachusetts, early 19th century, the top opens to a lidded till, the box with applied molded lower edge, original paint, (imperfections), ht. 4 1/2, wd. 9, dp. 4 1/2 in.

484 Miniature Cherry Four-drawer Chest, America, early 19th century, rectangular top over projecting cockbeaded drawer above three drawers flanked by reeded columns, with paneled sides all on turned feet, ht. 17 1/2, wd. 18, dp. 11 in. $600-800

486 Miniature Empire Maple Inlaid and Pierced Veneer Decorated Chest of Drawers, America, mid-19th century, the small twodrawer upper case with a top inlaid with American flags, set into larger case with three long drawers flanked by inlaid panels and shaped brackets continuing to scrolled feet, the case sides inlaid in contrasting triangular panels, (imperfections and restoration), ht. 19, overall wd. 18, dp. 8 1/2 in. $300-500

Provenance: Probably the Sprague family, Marshfield, Massachusetts, according to an inscription on the underside of the top. $400-600

487 American School, 19th Century View of the Kosciuszko Monument at West Point, New York. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in., in a later molded painted frame. Condition: Scattered retouch and craquelure. Note: Kosciuszko’s Monument still stands at West Point, New York, celebrating one of the first European volunteers to aid the American revolutionary cause. General Tadeusz Kosciuszko was a Polish military engineer who designed the defenses of the West Point garrison during the height of the Revolutionary War, from 1778–1780. This painting depicts the pedestal and shaft of the monument, which was dedicated in 1828. A statue of Kosciuszko designed by D. Borja was added in 1913. $1,000-1,500

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488 Charles A. Codman (Maine, 1800-1842) Saturday Afternoon on the Bronx. Signed, dated “1898,” titled, and dedicated “from C.A. Codman to Pollie F. Cheney Feb. 1st, 1898” on verso. Oil on artist board, 14 x 25 in., unframed. Condition: Panel braced with wood supports, edges pierced, with twine for hanging, small tear u.r. edge, corners bumped, two sides bent slightly, craquelure. $700-900 489 American School, 19th Century New England Autumn Landscape with Figures Overlooking a River Village and Distant Railroad Trestle. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 19 1/4 x 33 1/2 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor retouch, craquelure, scattered reinforcement patches of fabric and adhesive material applied to back of canvas. Provenance: Ex Paul and Cheryl Scott collection. $6,000-8,000 490 American School, 19th Century

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Two Landscapes with Mountain Views. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 6 x 9 1/2 in., in matching molded mahogany frames. Condition: Both with craquelure and a small paint loss. $300-500


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491 American School, 19th Century Sightseers and Artist Admiring a River Gorge. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 31 x 26 in., in a period molded painted wood frame. Condition: Relined, small paint loss l.l., minor retouch u.c. and l.r., stable craquelure. $3,000-5,000

494 Seven Beaded and Stuffed Cotton Sateen Hanging Bird Whimsies, made as a souvenir probably by a Mohawk tribe Native American, early 20th century, the bird figures with pendant perches and balls, four with the years beaded under the tail, one “1903,” two “1906,” and one “1909,” dia. 5 to 8 in. $400-600

492 Folk Carved and Painted Wood Preening Dove Figure, America, early 20th century, carved wooden figure with incised feathers, painted white, with wire legs, mounted on a green-painted concrete mounded base, (old putty repair and shrinkage crack on one wing tip, minor paint wear), ht. 7 1/4, wd. 8, lg. 12 1/2 in. $600-800

495 Small Three-game Folding Game Board, 19th century, square wood panels with grain-painted mitered molding, with wire hinges, the two exterior panels painted with a checkerboard and a millgame, the interior with a painted backgammon game, (lacking one piece of molding), closed 7 3/4 x 7 3/4, open 7 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. $400-600

493 Folk Carved and Painted Crow Figure, America, late 19th/early 20th century, with delineated eyes and wings, mounted on a green-painted square wooden base, (minor paint loss), ht. 12 3/8 in. $600-800

496 Embroidered Velvet and Silk Parrot Pen Wipe, America, late 19th century, with beaded eyes on red velvet head, blue velvet wings, and stuffed silk body, lg. 10 1/4 in. $200-250

497 Painted Papier-mâché and Wood Witch Riding a Black Cat Bobble Toy, probably Germany, late 19th/early 20th century, molded composition figures, the witch with carved wooden shoes, wearing a cotton flannel cape and red and white striped skirt, mounted with a spring on a wooden shaft attached to a cardboard base, ht. 6 1/2, dia. 5 1/4 in. Provenance: Ex Clark and Mary Garrett collection, sold at Mike Clum Auctions, Ohio, with auction label. $800-1,200 498 Turned and Paint-decorated Wooden Fire Bucket-form Container, America, 19th century, ovoid form painted light red, decorated with a blue shield centered with a gilt “5,” with gilt rim, base, and border on the shield, ht. 6 in. $800-1,200

499 Pair of Painted Cast Iron Dove Figures, 19th century, the figures with turned heads and outstretched wings, old off-white surface, now darkened to a shaded tan, mounted on a wood base, (paint loss, one with loss on bill), ht. 6 3/4, wd. 6 1/4, lg. 9 1/2 in. Provenance: Skinner, Inc., The Paul and Margaret Weld Collection, August 13, 2000, Sale 2012, Lot 324. $800-1,200

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504 Grain-painted Four-tier Wall Shelf, New England, late 19th century, the shelves joined by a scalloped cornice and shaped sides, original surface resembling mahogany, (repairs), ht. 45 1/2, wd. 25 in. $1,000-1,500 505 Quillwork Inlaid Fruitwood Tea Caddy, England, 1797, hexagonal box with hinged lid, with finely rolled polychrome and gilt paper under glass panels, depicting flowers, cornucopia, a basket of fruit, grain stalks, date “1797,” one panel centered with watercolor on silk painting of a girl with a lamb, two panels enhanced with mica chips; the fruitwood framework with contrasting rope and dark brown borders, the interior with two compartments with blossom painted lids, the interior of the lid with a partial label inscribed “The work of my grandmother at --- A:C Howden ----.,” (fading, toning, losses to inlay), (imperfections), ht. 5 7/8, wd. 4 3/8, lg. 8 7/8 in. $800-1,200

506 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Chickadee Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, signed with “JB,” species identified, and numbered “1005” on base, ht. 2 in. $300-500

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500 Leather Pincushion with Birds and Heart Motif, America, late 19th century, shaped black leather panels with bird, heart, flower, and leaf motifs, and cutout sections filled with wool tapestry fragments, inscribed “I Held” in script on the bottom, (imperfections), 9 1/4 x 7 in. $600-800 501 Painted Obelisk, America, mid-19th century, the obelisk with chamfered corners on a stepped square-molded base, original red paint as a background to a climbing black and white rattlesnake, ht. 65 1/2 in. $300-500

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502 Painted Wooden Wall Box, America, 19th century, rectangular box with three compartments, painted tan with maroon borders and blue interior, ht. 6 1/4, wd. 15 3/4, dp. 5 1/2 in. $400-600 503 Three Carved and Painted Fraternal Organization Parade or Ceremonial Props, America, late 19th century, a red-painted walking stick with gilt ball finial on a tapered shaft with integrally carved, black-painted encircling snake, lg. 37; a gilt and brownpainted wooden halberd, lg. 44; and a gilt and black-painted pick axe, lg. 32 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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507 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Nuthatch Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rockform base, identified, unsigned, numbered “237,” and species identified on the base, (very minor nick to bill tip), ht. 2 1/4 in. $300-500

508 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Thrasher Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a carved rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “40” on the base, ht. 2 3/8 in. $400-600

509 Round Nantucket Basket Bowl, early to mid-20th century, with carved hardwood handles, (one handle with repairs), ht. 4, dia. 8 3/4 in. $400-600


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510 Eleven Blown Colorless Wineglasses, 19th century, each with swirled white glass patterns in the stems, one with cut bowl, stem, and base, ht. 4 1/4 to 7 3/4 in. $300-500

513 Three Cast Iron Shooting Gallery Targets, America, late 19th/early 20th century, a tiger, a running rabbit, and a duck mounted on a swivel, 8 1/4 x 10 in. $1,000-1,500

511 Two Early Brass Candlesticks, probably Spain, late 17th century, a heavy baluster-form stick with square footed base, and one with everted rim on the candlecup on a slender ring-turned and knopped shaft on a round dished base, (dents), ht. 8 3/4, 8 1/4 in. $300-500

514 Two Floral-painted Battersea Enameled Brass Candlesticks, England, mid-18th century, the candlesticks with removable bobeches on shaft with brass banded midswelling, on domed, lobed bases, with handpainted polychrome enamel flower sprigs, (imperfections), ht. 10 3/4 in. $600-800

512 Small “One-Egg” Nantucket Basket, C. Mitchell (Mitchy) Ray, early 20th century, deep round basket with carved hardwood swing handle, faint signature and possible date on bottom, ht. to top of upright handle 5, dia. 3 1/2 in. $400-600

515 Six Small Boxes, 19th century, three round lacquered papier-mâché snuff boxes: one with an elegantly dressed lady painted on the lid, one with transfer-printed picture of a gentleman crowning a kneeling woman with a floral wreath, and one green painted with applied gilt and colored embossed paper urn of flowers and gilt borders; a round burl box with a small white dog painted on the lid, an oblong floral-painted tin box, and a rectangular wooden box with inlaid copper wire floral and geometric design on the lid, (wear), dia. 2 1/8 to 3 1/2 in. $400-600

516 Classical Mahogany Whale-end Shelf, early 19th century, the three graduated shelves joining scrolled ends, overall ht. 34 1/2, wd. 35 3/4, dp. 10 in. $1,000-1,500

517 Three Small Mochaware Items, Britain, 19th century, a pepper pot with brushed blue glaze on the pierced domed top, over a wide olive drab-colored band dotted with cat’s-eye slip decoration flanked by brown bands; a small mug with green reeded rim and base bands and thin brown bands flanking a wide dark brown slip-filled engine-turned band; and a mustard pot with thin blue, brown, and zigzag slip-filled engine-turned bands over a speckled puce field, (imperfections), ht. 2 1/2 to 5 in. $300-500

518 Mochaware Engine-turned Frog Mug, Britain, late 18th century, pearlware pint mug with olive and blue bands flanking a dark brown slip-filled engine-turned field, extruded handle with rust-painted outline with foliate terminals, the interior bottom with applied frog figure, (imperfections), ht. 4 5/8 in. $300-500

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519 Small Mochaware Bowl, Britain, 19th century, hemispherical-shaped pearlware bowl with brown slip-filled Greek key engine-turned rim band over a brown, white, blue, and rust slip-marbled field, (minor base chip), ht. 2 5/8, dia. 5 1/4 in. $300-500

520 Mochaware Mug, Britain, early 19th century, pearlware quart mug with molded base, two wide tan-colored bands with seaweed decoration flanked by black and blue bands, and two green-glazed chevron rouletted bands, (minor rim repair and base chip), ht. 5 7/8 in. $400-600

521 Mochaware Pitcher and Two Mugs, Britain, 19th century, baluster-form pitcher with green leaf-pattern rouletted band on shoulder flanked by brown and gray-blue bands, the lower band with zigzag earthworm slip decoration; a quart mug with reeded green-glazed band over blue and brown bands flanking a wide olive-green band with horizontal twig slip decoration; and a pint mug with blue and thin brown bands flanking a wide gray-blue band with zigzag earthworm and cat’s-eye slip decoration, (imperfections), ht. 4 3/4 to 6 1/4 in. $300-500

522 Mochaware Pottery Pepper Pot and Bowl, Britain, early 19th century, the pepper pot with brushed blue glaze on the pierced domed top over a wide brown band with white wavy line slip decoration; and a London-shaped bowl with green rouletted rim bland flanked by thin blue bands over a wide rust band with white slip wavy line decoration, (minor imperfections), ht. 3 1/8, 4 1/2, bowl dia. 6 5/8 in. $300-500

523 Mochaware Pitcher with Zigzag Earthworm Decoration, Britain, early 19th century, barrel-form pearlware jug banded in light blue and brown with a medial rust band zigzag earthworm and cat’s-eye dot designs, flanked by brown bands with four white slip-trail wavy line decorations, (repaired), ht. 8 1/2 in. $600-800

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524 Three Mochaware Pottery Items, England, early 19th century, a baluster-form pitcher ornamented with brown, rust, and blue stripes flanking bands of wavy lines of brown slip; a quart mug with molded base and reeded handle with bands of white wavy lines on a dark brown ground and bands of looping and wavy earthworm slip decoration on wide taupe and dark brown bands; and a pearlware bowl with green reeded rim band flanked by two thin dark brown bands over a wide rust band with mocha “trees,” (imperfections), ht. 3 1/4 to 8 3/8, bowl dia. 7 1/2 in. $1,200-1,800 525 Large Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Platter, chamfered rectangular platter depicting “Brancepeth Castle/Durham,” with floral border and printed title on the bottom, 14 1/2 x 19 1/4 in. $400-600 526 Seven Small Historical Blue Staffordshire Pottery Transfer-decorated Plates, England, early 19th century, a cup plate possibly depicting Castle Garden with trefoil and knobs border, by Wood; a butter plate depicting the “Landing of Gen. LaFayette at Castle Garden...” with floral border, by Clews; a butter plate depicting the ship Cadmus under full sail, with shell border, by Enoch Wood & Sons; a butter plate depicting the arms of South Carolina, with leaf and floral border, a dessert plate depicting “Commodore Mac Donnough’s Victory” with shell border by Enoch Wood & Sons; and a dessert and a butter plate both depicting four small scenes of the canal around the rim surrounding the inscription “The Grand Erie Canal A Splendid Monument of the Enterprise & Resources of the State of New York...,” three with impressed maker’s marks on the bottom, dia. 3 5/8 to 6 1/2 in. $500-700 527 Six Transfer-decorated Historical Blue Staffordshire Pottery Items, England, early 19th century, five plates: a dinner plate depicting PARK THEATRE NEW YORK, with an oak leaf and acorn border, a dinner plate depicting “CITY HALL NEW YORK with floral rim border, by J. & W. Ridgeway, a luncheon plate depicting the Troy Line steamboat Chief Justice Marshall, with a shell border, by Enoch Wood & Sons; two luncheon plates, one depicting “Nahant Hotel Near Boston,” the other depicting Hoboken in New Jersey” both with eagle and scroll border, by Stubbs; and a covered teapot depicting Washington with his horse and groom on the front lawn of Mount Vernon, each plate with printed title on the bottom, teapot ht. 6 1/2, plate dia. 7 3/4 to 10 1/8 in. $500-700

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528 Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery “States” Platter, James and Ralph Clewes, Cobridge, England, 1817-34, oblong platter with shaped rim with a border of the names of fifteen states on swagged banners separated by stars, surrounding a portrait of Washington and allegorical figures of Justice and Liberty representing America and Independence, and a central cartouche depicting a manor and sheep grazing, impressed maker’s marks, and an old label inscribed “...From McClure collection/Brockton/1903,” on the reverse, 14 x 16 3/4 in. $500-700 529 Six Historical Blue Staffordshire Pottery Transfer-decorated Plates, England, early 19th century, three large dinner plates: one depicting “The Waterworks Philadelphia” with oak leaf and acorn border by Ralph Stevenson & Williams, one depicting the “Entrance of the Erie Canal Into the Hudson/Albany,” with floral border, by Enoch Wood & Sons, and the “Landing of Gen. LaFayette at Castle Garden...” with floral border, by Clews; three smaller dinner or luncheon plates: a “States” plate depicting a border of the names of fifteen states on swagged banners separated by stars, surrounding a portrait of Washington and allegorical figures of Justice and Liberty representing America and Independence, and a central cartouche depicting a manor and sheep grazing, by Clews, one depicting “Mitchell & Freeman’s China and Glass Warehouse, Chatham Street, Boston.,” by William Adams, and “The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad” [inclined plane], with shell border, by Enoch Wood & Sons, (minor wear), dia. 9 to 10 1/2 in. $500-700 530 Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Teapot and Small Plate, England, early 19th century, the teapot depicting a lady and two figures in an exotic Near Eastern landscape, the small plate depicting “COWLES HARBOR,” with shell border by Enoch Wood & Sons, (teapot repaired on handle and shoulder), ht. 6, plate dia. 6 1/2 in. $400-600 531 Two Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plates, James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, England, 1819-36, a dinner plate depicting “Peace and Plenty” with basket of flowers border, and a plate depicting “Doctor Syntax reading his Tour,” with printed title and impressed maker’s mark on bottom, dia. 10 1/8, 8 7/8 in., respectively. $300-500


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532 Mason’s Ironstone Imari Palette Decorated Partial Dinnerware Set, England, 19th century, seventeen-piece set comprising four dinner plates, six soup plates, two luncheon plates, and five dessert plates, (one soup plate and one dinner plate with a hairline, minor enamel wear), dia. 7 to 10 in. $800-1,200

533 “COMMERAWS STONEWARE” Jar with Incised Cobalt Decoration, Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, New York, late 18th/ early 19th century, wide-mouth gallon-size ovoid jar with open ear handles with cobaltdaubed terminals, molded neck above the shoulder ornamented with incised swag and tassels filled with cobalt blue glaze, impressed maker’s mark “COMMERAWS STONEWARE,” (hairline), ht. 9 3/4 in. Note: According to recent research by Brandt Zipp, a stoneware historian and auctioneer in Sparks, Maryland, Thomas W. Commeraw was a free African American potter working in the late 18th-early 19th century, on Manhattan Island, New York. His workshop was located on the Lower East Side waterfront, and his surviving body of work represents the largest known by a free black potter before the abolition of slavery in the United States. $1,500-2,500

534 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Jug, Captain James Morgan, Cheesequake, New Jersey, c. 1760, ovoid gallon jug with tooled mouth and handle, decorated around the shoulder with cobalt blue double watch spring designs, (minor hairline near base), ht. 11 3/4 in. $800-1,200

535 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Jug with a Human Profile, America, late 19th century, straight-sided jug half-gallon jug with sloped shoulder, reeded handle with cobalt-daubed terminals, depicting a human bust-length profile, with indistinct inscription, (chip to handle edge), ht. 11 in. $800-1,200

536 Paul Cushman Stoneware Jar, Albany, New York, c. 1810-15, wide-mouth gallon-size ovoid jar with reeded neck and lug handles, with cobalt-filled impressed maker’s marks around the sides: “PAUL:CUSHMAN.S STOE. WARE.FACTORY.1809” and “HALF.A.MILE. WEST OF ALBANY GOAL,” (minor rim and base chips), ht. 9 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

537 Stoneware Gemmel Jug, New Haven, Connecticut, early 19th century, with two small joined jugs brushed with cobalt glaze, each impressed “NEW-HAVEN” on the shoulder, (lacking handle, chips), ht. 7 3/8 in. $600-800 538 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Wide-mouth Jar, America, early 19th century, ovoid form with molded neck, open loop handles, decorated on the front and back with cobaltbrushed stylized trefoils, with cobalt-daubed handle terminals, (minor chips and hairline), ht. 12 7/8 in. $600-800 539 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Crock with Flower Motif, “W. ROBERTS BINGHAMTON, N.Y.,” late 19th century, two-gallon tapered wide-mouth oval crock with incised line on shoulder, applied lug handles, decorated with a large slip-trailed blossom design, with cobalt-filled impressed maker’s mark, (cobalt design somewhat fried, chip on handle in the making), ht. 9 7/8 in. $300-500

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540 Redware Rooster Figure, early 19th century, hollow modeled figure with incised detailed features, on a circular base with crimped edges, (repairs), ht. 14 in. $800-1,200 541 Collection of Ceramic Carpet Balls in an Oval Ash Bowl, late 19th century, five stick spatter decorated, nine plaid decorated balls, two with sponge designs, one with granitetype surface, one with bull’s-eyes, two with marbled surface, one with a flower pattern, four white or jack balls, and a billiard ball, twenty-eight total, in an elliptical ash bowl, bowl ht. 5, dia. 23 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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542 Greater Yellowlegs Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, c. 1920, with tack eyes, original paint, mounted on a dowel, (imperfections), ht. from top of head to bottom of dowel approx. 8 in. $10,000-12,000

543 Lesser Yellowlegs Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, c. 1920, with tack eyes, original paint, mounted on a dowel, (minor paint wear), ht. from top of head to bottom of dowel approx. 6 in. $8,000-10,000

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544 Raised Wing Greater Yellowlegs Mantel Figure, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, c. 1930, standing figure depicted preening with one wing raised, one shaped painted feather within its bill, the other wing and the tail with delineated feathers, standing on a rock-form base, original paint, impressed rectangular maker’s stamp on bottom, (imperfections), ht. 12 1/2 in. $8,000-12,000

545 Calling Greater Yellowlegs Mantel Figure, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, c. 1910, standing figure in calling position on a clamshell base, with glass eyes, delineated feathers on wing and tail tips, with maker’s oval brand on bottom, (imperfections), ht. 10 1/4 in. $7,000-9,000


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Lots 546–558

546 Miniature Mallard Hen Decoy, attributed to Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base, no maker’s mark, but with remnants of glue from probable paper label, (minor paint loss on bill and tail tip, minor abrasions on back), ht. 2 7/8 in. $300-500

547 Miniature Mallard Drake Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base, rectangular impressed mark “A.E. CROWELL MAKER East Harwich Mass.,” (minor paint loss and retouch), ht. 2 7/8 in. $700-900

548 Miniature Ruffed Grouse Figure, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base, rectangular impressed mark “A.E. CROWELL MAKER East Harwich Mass.,” (minute paint loss on beak tip, and small loss on side of wing), ht. 4 1/4 in. $700-900

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549 Carved Miniature Running Black Duck Decoy, attributed to Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved and mottled painted mound base, lacking maker’s mark, (small wing tip chip, minor paint loss on bill and tail tip), ht. 3 in. $400-600

552 Miniature Blue Wing Teal Hen Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base, rectangular impressed mark “A.E. CROWELL MAKER East Harwich Mass.,” (minor imperfections), ht. 2 7/8 in. $500-700

550 Miniature Carved Pintail Drake Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base, with faint circular ink stamp maker’s mark, and a paper label, inscribed “Pintail” in script on base, (small paint loss to bill tip, loss and paint loss on tail tip), ht. 3 3/8 in. $300-500

553 Carved Miniature Running Black Duck Decoy, attributed to Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base, lacking maker’s mark, (minor paint loss on bill and tail tip), ht. 2 3/8 in. $400-600

551 Miniature Blue Wing Teal Drake Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base, with faint circular ink stamp “A.E. CROWELL MAKER East Harwich Mass.” and species identification “Blue-Teal M” inscribed in pencil on base, (small bill and tail loss), ht. 2 1/2 in. $500-700

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554 Miniature Blue Wing Teal Hen Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base, with faint circular ink stamp “A.E. CROWELL MAKER East Harwich Mass.” and species identification “Blue-Wing Teal F” inscribed in pencil on base, (minute paint losses on neck), ht. 2 1/2 in. $600-800


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555 Miniature Feeding Canvas Back Drake Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base, rectangular impressed mark “A.E. CROWELL MAKER East Harwich Mass.” and penciled “CANVAS BACK DRAKE” species identification on base, (small tail tip chip, minor retouch), ht. 2 1/2 in. $600-800

556 Miniature Yellowlegs Figure, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base, rectangular impressed mark “A.E. CROWELL MAKER East Harwich Mass.,” ht. 2 7/8 in. $700-900 557 Miniature Running Brant Figure, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base with “A. E. Crowell & Son” paper label with species identified on the underside, (minute paint loss to bill, tail, and wing tips), ht. 2 1/4 in. $600-800

558 Miniature Mallard Drake Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, on a carved mound base, rectangular impressed mark “A.E. CROWELL MAKER East Harwich Mass.,” ht. 3 1/2 in. $500-700 559 Carved Miniature Canvas Back Duck Decoy, possibly made by Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, with inset glass eyes, on a carved mound base, lacking maker’s mark, (repair on neck, small paint loss on side), ht. 3 in. $300-500

560 Black Duck Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, carved and painted wood with turned head, inset glass eyes, original paint, oval brand mark, (minor imperfections), ht. 6 7/8, wd. 6 1/4, lg. 17 in.

561 Black Duck Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, carved and painted wood with turned head, inset glass eyes, original paint, oval brand mark, (minor imperfections), ht. 7 1/2, wd. 6 1/2, lg. 16 1/2 in.

562 Black Duck Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, carved and painted wood with turned head, inset glass eyes, original paint, oval brand mark, (minor imperfections), ht. 6 3/4, wd. 6 1/4, lg. 16 1/4 in.

Provenance: This decoy was reportedly used by W.H. Wood (the consignor’s grandfather) and his sons at Great Pond, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, in the 1920s and 1930s. $1,200-1,500

Provenance: This decoy was reportedly used by W.H. Wood (the consignor’s grandfather) and his sons at Great Pond, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, in the 1920s and 1930s. $1,200-1,500

Provenance: This decoy was reportedly used by W.H. Wood (the consignor’s grandfather) and his sons at Great Pond, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, in the 1920s and 1930s. $1,200-1,500

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563 Black Duck Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, carved and painted wood with turned head, inset glass eyes, original paint, oval brand mark, (minor imperfections), ht. 7, wd. 6 1/4, lg. 17 1/4 in.

565 Black Duck Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, carved and painted wood with turned head, inset glass eyes, original paint, oval brand mark, (minor imperfections), ht. 7, wd. 6 3/8, lg. 16 3/4 in.

Provenance: This decoy was reportedly used by W.H. Wood (the consignor’s grandfather) and his sons at Great Pond, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, in the 1920s and 1930s. $1,200-1,500

Provenance: This decoy was reportedly used by W.H. Wood (the consignor’s grandfather) and his sons at Great Pond, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, in the 1920s and 1930s. $1,200-1,500

564 Two Black Duck Decoys, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, each of carved and painted wood with turned head, inset glass eyes, original paint, oval brand mark, (imperfections), ht. 6 1/2, 7, wd. 6 1/4, 5 1/2, lg. 6 1/2 in.

566 Two Black Duck Decoys, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, each of carved and painted wood with turned head, inset glass eyes, original paint, oval brand mark, (imperfections), ht. 6 1/2, 7 1/4, wd. 6, 6 1/4, lg. 16 3/4, 16 1/2 in.

Provenance: These decoys were reportedly used by W.H. Wood (the consignor’s grandfather) and his sons at Great Pond, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, in the 1920s and 1930s. $1,000-1,500

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Provenance: These decoys were reportedly used by W.H. Wood (the consignor’s grandfather) and his sons at Great Pond, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, in the 1920s and 1930s. $800-1,200

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567 Merganser Hen Decoy, possibly Cape Cod, Massachusetts, early 20th century, with incised eyes, bill, and wings, old surface, (bill repaired, retouch, abrasions), ht. 6 1/8, wd. 6, lg. 16 3/8 in. $300-500 568 Two Carved and Painted Miniature Duck Figures, Russ P. Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts, mid-20th century, the figures mounted on a piece of wood, stamped “Russ P. Burr Hingham Mass.” on the base, (minor paint losses), ht. 3 7/8 in. $200-300 569 Yellowlegs or Eskimo Curlew Decoy, unknown maker, possibly Massachusetts, old worn surface with original bill, incised hourglass-shaped mark under tail, mounted on a metal rod on a piece of driftwood, overall ht. 12, lg. approx. 11 in. $600-800


570 Carved and Painted Wood Duck Decoy, America, early to mid-20th century, possibly a mallard hen, with glass eyes, delineated nostrils, bill, wing and tail feathers, old repaint, (scattered paint loss), ht. 7, lg. 15 1/4 in. $400-600 571 Carved and Painted Wood Pintail Drake Decoy, America, early to mid-20th century, with glass eyes, applied lead pad weight on bottom, (minor paint loss), ht. 6 1/2, lg. 18 1/2 in. $800-1,200 572 Folk Carved and Painted Red-breasted Merganser Drake Decoy, America, early 20th century, with delineated bill and wing tips, original paint, (lacking eyes, scattered wear and paint loss), ht. 5 7/8, lg. 15 3/4 in. $600-800 573 Miniature Carved and Painted Goldeneye Drake Figure, America, early to mid-20th century, with inset glass eyes, on a carved mound base, (small bill tip chip), ht. 3 7/8 in. $300-500 574 Painted Hollow-body “Old Squaw” Duck Decoy, America, early 20th century, (paint loss to tail tip), ht. 7 1/4, wd. 6 1/2, lg. 15 3/4 in. $600-800 575 Swimming Red Breasted Merganser Hen Decoy, unknown maker, possibly Long Island, New York, second quarter 20th century, primitive carved figure, appears to have original paint, (scattered paint loss, crack on neck), ht. 5 1/4, wd. 4 3/8, lg. 15 in. $700-900 576 Red Breasted Merganser Hen Decoy, attributed to the Verity family, Seaford, Long Island, early 20th century, with applied red bead eyes, applied lead weight, and leather rig loop, old varnished surface, (imperfections), ht. 6 1/2, wd. 5 1/2, lg. 17 1/2 in. $700-900 577 Black Duck Decoy, Samuel J. Denny 18741953, Clayton, New York (Thousand Islands), c. 1910, solid body with characteristic horizontal eye groove, inset 1/2-in. dowel on bottom, flattened breast, inscribed “Denny 1910” in pencil on base, lead pad weight applied to bottom, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 6 7/8, wd. 5 1/4, lg. 17 in. $200-250

578 Merganser Hen Decoy, unknown maker, possibly New York, early 20th century, twopiece body with inset glass eyes, delineated bill, old, possibly original surface, painted “F” on bottom, (paint wear, lightly hit by shot, repaired crack on one side), ht. 6 1/4, wd. 4 3/4, lg. 14 in. $200-400 579 Two White Gate Studio Miniature Quail Ornamental Figures, Englewood, New Jersey, mid-20th century, each on a carved mound base, the bottom of one with applied circular printed paper maker’s label with species identification, the initials “EDF” inscribed on the edge, the other with fragment of paper label and the initials “EDF” inscribed on the edge, (one with crack on tail tip, one with loss on beak and loss on tail tip), ht. 3 1/2, 4 in. $250-350 580 Standard Grade Blue Wing Teal Hen Decoy, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, c. 1920, with glass eyes, old possibly original surface, with “WRH” painted in red on the bottom, (crack on lower left side, loss of filler around neck, minor paint wear), ht. 5 1/2, wd. 4, lg. 12 1/2 in. $400-600 581 Premier Grade Green Wing Teal Drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, hollow figure with glass eyes, old possibly original surface, with “HCW” stenciled on the bottom, (head and body hit by shot, flake on top of bill, scattered paint wear), ht. 5 1/2, wd. 4, lg. 12 1/2 in. $800-1,200 582 Premier Grade Pintail Hen Decoy, Mason’s Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, first quarter 20th century, hollow body with glass eyes, delineated bill and nostrils, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 6 3/4, wd. 5, lg. 18 in. $500-700 583 Challenge Grade Pintail Hen Decoy, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, c. 1920, hollow body with glass eyes, delineated nostrils and bill, old possibly original paint, (imperfections), ht. 6 5/8, wd. 5 1/2, lg. 18 7/8 in. $400-600 584 Mallard Hen Decoy, Illinois River maker, late 19th century, hollow carved with tack eyes, with a label inscribed “Bourne # 162 7-79” on bottom, (repaint, varnished, tail tip chip, abrasions, paint loss), ht. 7, wd. 6, lg. 15 1/4 in. $200-400

585 Roothead Brant Decoy, possibly Cobb Island, Virginia, early 20th century, with delineated bill and wings, applied lead weight pad on base, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 10 1/4, wd. 7 1/4, lg. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex collection of William J. Mackey with collection stamp on the bottom, sold in the Richard A. Bourne Very Rare and Important American Bird Decoys From the William J. Mackey Jr. Collection of Belford, New Jersey, August 9–10, 1974, Lot 282. $1,000-2,000

586 Canvas Back Duck Decoy, unknown maker, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey area, c. 1910, slightly-turned high-held head, with delineated bill, with original lead pad weight, old worn and flaking painted surface, ht. 8 1/4, wd. 5 3/4, lg. 15 3/4 in. Provenance: Sold at Richard A. Bourne, The Rare Collection of George Ross Starr Jr., M.D., May 2–3, 1986, Lot 382, with collection stamp and paper label on the bottom. $1,000-1,500

587 Black Duck Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, first quarter 20th century, with slightly turned head, glass eyes, with partial oval brand on underside, old possibly original surface, (imperfections), ht. 6 3/8, wd. 6 1/2, lg. 17 3/8 in. $400-600

588 Pintail Working Decoy, Anthony Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, c. 1905, with glass eyes on turned head, with crossed wing tips and delineated tail, “E, FLAGG” brand on base, (early working repaint, paint flaking and losses), ht. 6 1/2, wd. 6, lg. 17 in. $1,000-2,000

589 Goldeneye Hen Decoy, George Huey, Friendship, Maine, early 20th century, with incised eyes and bill, old possibly original surface, incised signature “G.R. Huey” and bird motif maker’s mark, and with inset round weight on the bottom, (losses, paint loss), ht. 6 1/4, wd. 5, lg. 15 1/4 in. Provenance: Sold at Richard A. Bourne, The Rare Collection of George Ross Starr Jr., M.D., May 2–3, 1986, Lot 243. $1,000-2,000

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593 Walnut Carved United States House of Representatives Desk, Doe & Hazelton, Boston, after a design by Thomas Ustick Walter, c. 1857, the crest centering a carved union shield flanked by volutes above the slanted writing surface and single drawer, on a base with carved supports ornamented with scrolled brackets, and star-carved bosses surrounded by beading, all joined by elaborately carved trellis back, ht. 36, wd. 29 1/2, dp. 20 1/2 in. Provenance: John Covode (1808-1871), then to his family in 1873; then by descent in the family to the present owner. Literature: For more details on the life and work of the Honorable John Covode, see the Westmoreland County Genealogy Project at www.pa-roots.com/westmoreland. historyproject/vol1/chapter46covode.html, from which much of the above information is gleaned.

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590 Turned-head Pintail Drake Decoy, attributed to Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland, 1926, with old possibly original surface, inset glass eyes, pierced nostrils, (imperfections), ht. 8 1/4, wd. 6 1/4, lg. 21 3/4 in. $800-1,200 591 Red Breasted Merganser Hen Decoy, attributed to Harold A. Davis, Waquoit, Massachusetts, c. 1925, with painted eyes, old worn surface, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 5, lg. 15 in. Provenance: Sold at Richard A. Bourne, The Rare Collection of George Ross Starr Jr., M.D., May 2–3, 1986, Lot 161. $400-600 592 Black Duck Decoy, possibly New Jersey or Stratford, Connecticut, area, early 20th century, hollow carved decoy with glass eyes, delineated bill, old, worn, possibly original paint, New Jersey-type lead pad weight on bottom, (paint wear, abrasions), ht. 6 1/2, wd. 6 1/2, lg. 16 3/4 in. Provenance: Ex collection of William J. Mackey, with collection stamp on bottom. $200-250

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Note: The Honorable John Covode was born on a farm in West Fairfield, Pennsylvania, of Dutch descent. His humble upbringing characterized his life as earnest, hard working, energetic, and kind. Throughout his career, he remained a fervent supporter of public enterprise, specifically in the wool textile industry, and was known as a shrewd businessman and financier. He helped construct the Pennsylvania canal, and was an early advocate of the Pennsylvania railroad. By the 1840s, the political arena began to beckon. He ran as an underdog Whig candidate in his district in 1844, and despite the long odds against him he showed well, and his political career was born. In 1854, he was elected to Congress as the representative from Pennsylvania’s Nineteenth district, and was reelected in 1856, 1858, and 1860, 1862, and then, after retiring briefly from Congress, in 1866 and 1868. As a Congressman, in 1860 he led an effort to investigate corruption in Government, corruption which could possibly have led to the impeachment of President James Buchanan. The long process has become known as the “Covode Investigation.” Though the situation looked bad for President Buchanan at times, and public opinion turned strongly against his administration, the revelations that came to light as a result of the Covode Investigation would not have led to an impeachment after all. In any case, the outbreak of the Civil War lessened the investigation’s immediate impact. Still, Covode’s efforts did bring to light corruption in the political process, especially in Kansas and Nebraska, and the Investigation and its findings elevated Covode’s reputation to a national one. Covode died in 1871 and was remembered as a man who, though his means as a young man were meager, was able to gain national recognition and fame while never losing sight of his responsibility to those whose origins were as humble as his own. $10,000-15,000


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594 Carved Mahogany Architectural Element Depicting the Massachusetts State Seal, America, late 19th century, convex oval mahogany plaque centered with the relief-carved figure of a standing Massasoit Indian with a bow in his right hand, and an arrow in his left hand, both pointing down signifying peacefulness, with a star at upper left representing Massachusetts, one of the original thirteen states, and the crest with a right arm, bent at the elbow, clothed with ruffled cuff, with the hand grasping a broadsword, all over the state motto inscribed on a scrolling banner: “Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem� (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty), the plaque mounted in a conforming carved mahogany frame, (minor loss and repair to frame l.r.), 26 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. overall. $800-1,200

595 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman with His Prized Horse. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 12 x 15 1/2 in., in a period molded and gilt-stenciled frame. Condition: Stable craquelure, speck of paint loss l.c. $1,500-2,500 596 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Prized Horse. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 20 1/2 x 26 1/2 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor paint loss to background. $300-500 597 American School, 19th Century The Celebrated Dog Bill. Unsigned, titled above. Ink on paper, 7 x 9 in., in a period gold-painted gesso frame. Condition: Toning. Provenance: From an estate on the south shore of Massachusetts. $300-500

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598 Two Silver-plated Copper and Etched Glass Fire Engine Lanterns, manufactured by De Voursney Bros., New York, late 19th century, each with cast eagle finials on vented baluster-form domes, the lamps with four bevel-edged circular colorless and colored windows, each window with copper wheelengraved decoration, one lamp was probably mounted on a Kearsarge, New Hampshire, main fire engine, with two windows of cobalt blue cut to clear glass with “KEARSARGE 2” inscribed over a floral garland, a ruby red

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cut to clear window depicting an American vessel with distant lighthouse and men working in the foreground, and a colorless window engraved with a rosette; the other lamp probably mounted on a Concord, New Hampshire, main fire engine, with a colorless window inscribed “City of Concord,” over a floral garland, two cobalt blue cut to clear windows inscribed “GOVERNOR HILL” over an American shield and floral swag, and one window of ruby red glass cut to clear depicting a public building, possibly the State House

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or governor’s mansion, both lamps with manufacturer’s mark stamped “De Voursney Bros./389 Brooklyn/New York,” on an oval plaque on the shoulder, the bases threaded for mounting on a balloon-form pressure dome (now gone), both lamps electrified and mounted on a wood panel, (one blue “Governor Hill” pane broken), lamp ht. 20 1/2, overall ht. 21 1/2, lg. 45 in. $8,000-12,000


601 Paint-decorated Leather Fire Bucket, America, late 19th century, decorated with a cherub over a banner inscribed “S. Lord” flanked by “No.1” “H.F.S.” and the year “1796” in gilt and black on a dark red ground, with black-painted handle, collar, and base, (break to handle, varnished), ht. to top of collar 13 1/4 in. $300-500 602 William E. Marshall (American, 1836-1906) Abraham Lincoln, 1866, Ticknor & Fields and Wm. E. Marshall, New York. Titled within the image, credited below the image within the plate, signed in pencil “Artist Proof Wm. E. Marshall” l.r. Steel engraving on chine-collé paper, 20 3/4 x 16 in. (image), 26 x 21 3/4 in. (sheet). Condition: Old repaired tears in margins, smudges/handling marks in margins; very strong impression. $600-800

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603 John Sartain (American, 1808-1897) Abraham Lincoln, 1865, Bradley & Co., Philadelphia. Titled and credited below the image within the plate. Mezzotint after photograph on paper. 10 3/8 x 9 in. (image), 13 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (sheet). Condition: Old very light stains in lower and left margins; slight wear at edges of sheet; very strong impression. $300-500 604 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States, c. 1861 (Conningham, 16). Titled and credited below the image within the plate. Small folio lithograph with handcoloring on paper, 16 x 11 7/8 in. (sheet size). Condition: Old repaired tear at l.l. shoulder; tear into left margin; scattered stains in image. $200-400 606

599 Framed Chromolithograph Fireman’s Service Certificate, New York, 1884, the certificate of service, issued by the Wayland, New York, Fire Department to firemen who have served seven years, was awarded to J.F. Weinhart, dated March 6, 1884, (publisher’s name obliterated, toning), 20 x 15 in., in a period frame. $400-600

600 Paint- and Gilt-decorated Leather Fire Bucket, Calais, Maine, c. 1833, the bucket with original paint depicting an oval reserve on the front decorated with gilded scrolled foliage, with a scrolled banner above inscribed “CALAIS F. CLUB” and a partial name below, “YOUNG,” over the date “1833,” on a greenpainted ground with red and black borders, with black-painted collar and leather handle, (paint losses), ht. to top of collar 13 1/4, ht. to top of upright handle 19 in. $1,000-1,500

605 Sixth-plate Tintype of a Blacksmith, in an outdoor setting with tools and a horseshoe poised on an anvil, in a pressed-paper case. $400-600

606 Half-plate Tintype Depicting Figures Beside a House in Athol, Massachusetts, in a pressed-paper case, (minor spots and fine scratches to emulsion, case split). $300-500

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607 Sixth-plate Tintype of Man with a High Wheel Bicycle, in a pressed-paper case, (slight bend). $300-500

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608 Three Occupational Tintypes of Workmen, America, late 19th century, one depicting two men, one standing with one foot on a shovel, the other seated holding and axe; one showing two men standing beside a fence prop, with arms crossed wearing tattered aprons and smoking cigars, with a hammer and chamfer knife at their feet, the last depicting three gentlemen wearing hats, one holding a chisel the other two with walking sticks, (several scratches on one image), 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 in., unframed. $800-1,200

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609 Two Early Photography Occupational Images of Men with Tools, a sixth-plate tintype of a man holding a saw and carpenter’s square, and a ninth-plate ambrotype of a man holding a goose-wing broadaxe, (reportedly Pennsylvania), both in pressed-paper cases, ninth-plate with sots of emulsion loss case split). Note: The man holding the broadaxe is reportedly John Sauers (1795-1884), who worked as a blacksmith and resided in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. He served in the war of 1812 in a Maryland unit under Captain George Shryock. $600-800


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610 Three Occupational Carte-de-visites of Workmen, one depicting a tinsmith with James Miller, Springville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, photography studio label; one depicting a groom with curry brushes in his hands standing outside a barn door, with Bierstadt Brothers, New Bedford, Massachusetts, studio label; and one depicting an elderly gentleman holding a folding ruler, with Yeaw & Co., Lawrence, Massachusetts, studio label. $400-600

611 Sixth-plate Ambrotype of Man with a Boxwood Plow Plane, in one half of a pressed-paper case, (halo, streaks to emulsion). $300-500

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612 Pair of Sixth-plate Daguerreotypes of a Man Holding a Violin, and of His Wife, each in one half of a pressed-paper case, (halos, spiders, scratches, dust). Note: The daguerreotypes reportedly depict William Manning, born c. 1806, of Hollis, New Hampshire, and his wife Angeline, b. 1833. $400-600

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613 American School, Late 19th Century Architectural Drawing of a Mansard-roof Brick Building. Signed, dated, and titled in calligraphic script “Brother’s Residence Drawn by Lonis Dion April 1897” below. Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper, sight size 18 x 24 1/2 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, stains. $800-1,200

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614 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) Winter in the Country: A Cold Morning, 1864 (Conningham 6736, New Best 50). Titled and credited below the image within the plate. Large folio lithograph with handcoloring on paper, 18 3/8 x 27 in. (image), 20 1/8 x 27 7/8 in. (sheet), in a period gilt molded frame. Condition: Laid down on backing board, trimmed through subtitle, lightly toned, mild mat burn, short repaired tears in margins; very good color. $2,500-3,500


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615 Shirvan Long Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (outer guard stripe partially rewoven on both ends, black oxidation), 10 ft. x 3 ft. 10 in. $1,500-2,000

618 Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (even wear, very small edge gouge, some moth damage), 5 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. $700-900

621 Verneh Rug, Southwest Caucasus, second half 19th century, (embroidery losses, numerous crude repairs rewoven areas), 4 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $800-1,000

616 Luri Rug, Southwest Persia, early 20th century, (some end fraying), 6 ft. 2 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. $1,200-1,500

619 Caucasian Rug, second quarter 20th century, (slight crease), 4 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $1,000-1,200

622 Afshar Bagface, South Persia, early 20th century, (small spots of wear, minor moth damage), 2 ft. 6 in. x 1 ft. 9 in. $500-700

617 Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (small end repair, small creases, dark brown oxidation, some moth damage), 5 ft. 5 in. x 4 ft. $800-1,200

620 Northwest Persian Long Rug, late 19th/early 20th century, (area of wear in center), 9 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. $500-700

623 Qashqai Rug, Southwest Persia, late 19th/ early 20th century, (even wear to center, crease repair and other creases, end fraying), 6 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 9 in. $800-1,200

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624 Qashqai Rug, Southwest Persia, late 19th/ early 20th century, (even wear to center, some end fraying), 6 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft. 3 in. $800-1,200

634 Northwest Persian Rug, dated 1914, (minor even wear to center, some end fraying), 6 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. $800-1,000

625 Kazak Prayer Rug, Southwest Caucasus, dated 1905, (creases and crease repairs, slight end fraying), 4 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. $800-1,200

635 Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, (areas of wear, fraying on one end), 11 ft. x 8 ft. 5 in. $800-1,200

644 Baluch Prayer Rug, Northeast Persia, 20th century, silk on cotton, 4 ft. 5 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $600-800

626 Central Anatolian Kelim, second half 19th century, (small holes and edge gouges, halves not sewn together), 11 ft. 8 in. x 6 ft. $1,000-1,200

636 Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, 10 ft. 11 in. x 7 ft. 6 in. $800-1,200

645 Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, 20th century, (slight crease wear), 7 ft. 9 in. x 4 ft. 3 in. $700-900

637 Kurd Runner, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, (cut, slight end fraying), 10 ft. 8 in. x 2 ft. 9 in. $800-1,000

646 Heriz Rug, Northwest Persia, 20th century, 11 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. 5 in. $1,500-2,000

627 “Eagle� Karabagh Long Rug, South Caucasus, second half 19th century, (main border and outer guard stripes missing all around, spots of wear, small crude repairs), 9 ft. x 3 ft. 7 in. $800-1,000 628 Soumak Rug, Northeast Caucasus, late 19th century, (some moth damage), 4 ft. 2 in. x 3 ft. 2 in. $400-600 629 Karabagh Rug, South Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (selvage damage, small areas of wear in center), 7 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 3 in. $500-700 630 Tekke Ensi, West Turkestan, late 19th/early 20th century, (reovercast), 4 ft. 9 in. x 3 ft. 9 in. $700-900 631 Northwest Persian Runner, late 19th century, (outer guard stripe missing from both edges, very crudely repaired hole, cut, other small repairs), 13 ft. 6 in. x 2 ft. 9 in. $1,000-1,200 632 Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (areas of flat-stitch restoration), 6 ft. 5 in. x 4 ft. 3 in. $800-1,000 633 Northwest Persian Rug, early 20th century, (end fraying), 5 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 10 in. $800-1,000

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643 Kuba Rug, Northeast Caucasus, late 19th century, (areas of black oxidation, crude repair to outer guard stripe on left side, refringed), 5 ft. 3 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. $600-800

638 Soumak Bag, South Central Caucasus, late 19th century, 2 ft. 2 in. x 1 ft. 10 in. $300-500

647 Heriz Rug, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, (areas of wear, stitched at one end to prevent fraying), 9 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. 6 in. $600-800

639 Cloudband Karabagh, South Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (crease wear, brown oxidation, small areas of moth damage), 7 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 3 in. $700-900

648 Kazak Rug Southwest Caucasus, late 19th century, (crease wear, wooden support nailed to upper back for hanging), 5 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 3 in. $500-700

640 Kurdish Kalardasht Rug, Northeast Persia, early 20th century, (crease repair, stitched at one end to prevent fraying), 5 ft. 11 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. $300-500

649 Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, late 19th century, (small area of moth damage in field, both ends lock-stitched), 9 ft. x 7 ft. $1,500-2,000

641 Soumak Carpet, Northeast Caucasus, late 19th century, (wear throughout, selvages reovercast and unraveling in areas, several small end tears), 8 ft. 5 in. x 6 ft. 1 in.

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Literature: For a similar example please see From the Bosporus to Samarkand, FlatWoven Rugs, Anthony N. Landreau and W.R. Pickering, 1969, plate 19, p. 35. $800-1,200 642 Tekke Katchli, West Turkestan, late 19th century, (selvages worn, areas of cat scratch, ends lock-stitched), 5 ft. 3 in. x 4 ft. 2 in. Literature: For a similar example please see Oriental Rugs, A New Comprehensive Guide, Murray L. Eiland, 1981, plate 174b, p. 203. $700-900

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FOR OFFICE USE Marlborough

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63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400 Fax 617.350.5429

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Board of Directors

Administration

Chairman of the Board - Nancy R. Skinner Richard Albright John Deighton Barnet Fain Stephen L. Fletcher Karen M. Keane Andrew Payne President/Chief Executive Officer - Karen M. Keane Chief Financial Officer - Don Kelly Executive Vice President - Stephen L. Fletcher Vice Presidents - Eric Jones, Marie Keep, Gloria Lieberman, Carol McCaffrey, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr

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 American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stephen L. Fletcher Deputy Director: Chris Barber; Assistants: Karen Langberg, Kelli Lucas Stewart American Indian & Ethnographic Art - Douglas Deihl Antique Motor Vehicles - Jane D. Prentiss 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 Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Robert C. Cheney Assistant: Jonathan Dowling Couture - Anne Fallon Discovery Auctions - Anne Fallon Assistants: Melissa Riebe, Kyle Johnson European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stuart G. Slavid Assistants: Leah Kingman, Stephanie Opolski Fine Wines - Marie Keep Assistant: Michael J. Moser Historic Arms & Militaria - Joel Bohy

63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400 Fax 617.350.5429

Jewelry - Victoria Bratberg Assistant: John Colasacco Judaica - Kerry Shrives Musical Instruments - Director Pro Tem: Jill Arbetter Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Director Pro Tem: Erika Jorjorian Silver - Stuart G. Slavid

274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752 508.970.3000 Fax 508.970.3100 www.skinnerinc.com

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Toys & Dolls - Anne Fallon 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


Exhibitions & Property Distribution

Marlborough:

Warehouse Manager - Fred Trottier, 508.970.3261

Auction Coordinator - Melanie Trottier-Mitcheson, 508.970.3103

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

Subscriptions

Marlborough:

Jessica Turner, 508.970.3240

Service Departments

Appraisal & Auction Services - LaGina Austin, Christine E. Finn, Rachel Kingsley, Ava Pandiani

Finance Department

Advertising Production - Pamela Van de Houten Boston Gallery Director - Laura V. Sweeney Assistant Gallery Director: Paige Lewellyn Catalog Production - Pamela Van de Houten, Kristina Harrison Consignment Services - Patricia Walker King, Carol Zeigler, Kealyn Garner 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, Jessica Turner Photographers - Stanley P. Bystrowski, Jeffrey R. Antkowiak, John Cornelius Receptionists - Marlborough: Katie Fitzgerald Boston: Sarah L. Collins Staff Portraits - Cheryl Richards Photography Transportation - Eric Jones

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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

Outdoor Parking

City Place Parking Garage 8 Park Plaza (access on Charles Street) Mon.-Fri.: up to 1 hr.-$8, $4 each additional hr., to max $20 Evenings (5pm-2:30am): $20 flat rate Sat & Sun (6am-5pm): $5 per 1/2 hr. MCCA Boston Common Garage Zero Charles Street (between the Boston Common & Public Garden) Mon.-Fri.: up to 1 hr.-$10, $4 each additional hr., up to 10m hrs. $23, to max $28 Evenings & Weekends: $12 flat rate The Four Seaons Hotel Parking Garage 200 Boylston Street $26 up to 2 hrs., $30 up to 3 hrs., $35 up to 6 hrs., $49 all day

LAZ Parking Back Bay Garage 500 Boylston Street (222 Berkeley Street) 617.266.7006 Night & Day rates: 1/2 hr.- $8, 1 hr.- $10, 1 1/2 hr.- $18, 2 hrs.- $20, 2 1/2 hrs.- $26, 3-24 hrs.- $37 Weekend Rates: 1/2 hr.- $8, $2 each additional 1/2 hr., to max $22 Motor Mart Garage 201 Stuart Street Up to 1 hr.-$8, 1 to 2 hrs.-$12, 2-3 hrs-$16/3-12 hrs.-$20/12-24 hr.-$31 weekends up to 3 hrs/$8 200 Stuart Street Garage At Revere Hotel Boston Common 200 Stuart Street 3-12 hrs.-$22 12-24 hrs.-$40

(recommended for trucks) LAZ Parking 130 Arlington Street 617.426.0604 $7 per 1/2 hr. $20 all day (weekdays only) $15 nights (starting at 4pm) and weekends Billy’s Parking 222 Stuart Street 617.632.2881 Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm-$6 each 1/2 hr., $20 max $30 vans or trucks $25 during events in area Sat., Sun. & evenings $20 flat fee

The Taj Hotel Parking Garage 15 Arlington Street Up to 24 hrs.-$44

Boston Hotels with Skinner Corporate Rates

Boston Hotels Boston Harbor Hotel 70 Rowe’s Wharf Boston, MA 02110 Tel: 1.800.654.2000 Fax: 617.345.6799

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

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

Fairmont Copley Plaza 138 St. James Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617.267.5300 Fax: 617.375.9648

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

Four Seasons 200 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 617.351.2036

Taj Boston 15 Arlington St. Boston, MA 02116 617.536.5700

Eliot Hotel 370 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 617.267.1607

The Liberty Hotel 215 Charles St. Boston, MA 02114 617.224.4000

Westin-Copley Plaza 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 1.800.228.3000 Fax: 617.424.7483

Loews Boston Back Bay Hotel 350 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116 1.855.495.6397

The Park Plaza 64 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116 617.426.2000 The Revere Hotel Boston Common 200 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617.482.1800 Fax: 617.451.2750

Marriott Copley Place 110 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 1.800.228.9290 Fax: 617.236.5885

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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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