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American Furniture & Decorative Arts and Americana— Online

Sale 2757B

October 26, 2014

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Table of Contents 1

Auction & Specialist Information

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Event Information

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Provenance

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Sale 2757B: The Howard Roth Collection of Early American Iron, Part II: Lots 1–94 American Furniture & Decorative Arts: Lots 100–524

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Timed Auction Bidding Information

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Sale 2753T: Americana—Online: Lots 1000–1245

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Bucket Town:

Four Centuries of Toymaking and Coopering in Hingham June 21, 2014 to

January 18, 2015

Collectors’ Forum: October 25, 2014

In conjunction with the exhibit Bucket Town: Four Centuries of Toymaking and Coopering in Hingham, Old Sturbridge Village is hosting a forum exploring the rich craft traditions of Hingham, folk art, and toys.

Speakers: • David Schorsch, noted American folk art dealer • Derin Bray, author and co-curator of Bucket Town • Bob Mosher, nationally acclaimed decoy carver • Jean Burks, chief curator at Shelburne Museum For more information and to register, visit: www.osv.org/buckettown-forum

Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

AvAilAble at the Old Sturbridge village book Store and online at: shop.osv.org


Join us for an Americana gallery walk Friday, October 24th, 2014 5:30 reception/6:00 Gallery Walk 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA

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R.M. Dufy Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York


Join us for an Americana gallery talk Saturday, October 25th, 2014, at 12PM 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA Skinner welcomes Derek Heidemann, owner of Resurrection Iron Works in Millbury, Massachusetts. Derek will be taking us through the process of making Lot 41, a revolving broiler.

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Provenance Property from: The Howard Roth Collection of Early American Iron The Collection of Ronnie Newman, Saddle River, New Jersey, and Danby, Vermont A California Family Massachusetts Antiquarians A Norwell, Massachusetts, Antiquarian A Concord, Massachusetts, Collector A Salem, Massachusetts, Collector Descendants of Esther and John Rowe of Boston, Massachusetts The Collection of Chris and Alvin Schachter, Wisconsin The Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer The Collection of the late Robert Thayer The Estate of Arthur Goat, Pomfret, Vermont A Maine Non-profit Institution A Connecticut Collection A New Hampshire Collector Private Collections in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington, New Mexico, and California and Property Sold to Benefit Historic Deerfield, Inc., Deerfield, Massachusetts

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The Howard Roth Collection of Early American Iron, Part II Lots 1–94


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1 Five Miniature Cast Iron Skillets, America, late 18th/early 19th century, each vessel with gate mark, on three feet, with straight handle, one with raised initials “JS” and “PW” on exterior sides of vessel, two with fluted sides, lg. to 10 1/2, dia. to 5 1/2, ht. to 2 1/4 in. $600-800

2 Three Small Cast Iron Posnets, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the three vessels on three feet with straight handle, one with sprue mark and two with gate mark, lg. to 7 3/4, dia. to 4, ht. of vessel to 3 1/4 in. $300-500 3 Four Miniature Cast Iron Posnets, America, 18th century, each vessel with sprue mark on three feet with straight handle, one with handled cover, lg. to 6 3/4, dia. to 3 1/4, ht. to 3 1/2 in. $400-600

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4 Tin Roaster Oven and Miniature Roaster Oven, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the semi-cylindrical oven with top-mounted handles, spit, and rear hatch on four legs, with small drainage spout at side, (imperfections), ht. 4 1/4, wd. 5 1/2, dp. 1 3/4, the miniature semi-cylindrical body with top-mounted handles and pierced rear hatch on four feet, (imperfections), ht. 2, wd. 2, dp. 1 in. $800-1,200 5 Two Miniature Wrought and Cast Iron Waffle Irons and Wafer Iron, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the waffle irons with standard interior plates, the wafer iron with interior plates featuring non-identical arrangements of flowers and birds, the handles marked “CORTS” near pivot, lg. to 18 1/4, wd. to 3 1/4 in. $600-800

6 Wrought and Cast Iron Round Wafer Iron, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the plate interiors with identical impressed designs with American eagle and motto, lg. 29 1/2, dia. 5 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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7 Wrought and Cast Iron Round Wafer Iron, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the plate interiors with identical impressed designs with American eagle and motto, the exterior with embossed mark of an oval enclosing “POPE & JONES,” lg. 31, dia. 5 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500 8 Two Cast Iron Eagle and Shield Wafer Iron Molds, America, late 18th/early 19th century, dia. 5 1/2 in. $200-250 9 Cast Iron Covered Box, America or England, 18th century, the flared, rectangular covered box with sprue mark, on conforming shaped skirt with tapered conforming cover with suppressed ball finial, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 4, dp. 2 1/2 in. $300-500 10 Small Horse-form Firedogs, America, late 18th/early 20th century, lg. 6, ht. 3, wd. 1 3/4 in. $300-500


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11 Cast Iron Advertising Plaque, New York, early 19th century, the border of shell and C-scroll decoration around advertising text “J. Savery & Son, Founders, New York. Manufacturers of Hollow-ware, Stove-ware and Ornamental Castings,� ht. 6 1/2, wd. 6 3/4 in. $300-500

12 Wrought Iron Skewer Holder and Skewers, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the double-lollipop form with cut edges extending to hanger arms curving upward and outward with tooled decoration, with five skewers, wd. 5 1/4, ht. 3 3/4, dp. 2 in. $1,500-2,500

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13 Wrought Iron Skewer Holder and Skewers, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the double-lollipop form with incised sunburst embellishment on upper lollipop hanger and mushroom finials on hanger arms, with six skewers, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 4 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000 14 Two Figural Wrought Iron Flint Strikers, America, late 18th/early 19th century, double swan form and double snake form, lg. to 5 1/2, wd. 2 in. $400-600 15 Four Wrought Iron Flint Strikers, America, late 18th/early 19th century, S-form signed “S.A. BABCOCK,” lg. to 5 3/4, wd. to 2 1/4 in. $300-500 16 Ten Wrought Iron Flint Strikers, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with scrolled handles, (imperfections), lg. 2 1/4 to 3 3/4, wd. 1 1/8 to 2 3/8 in. $400-600

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17 Brass and Iron Spit Engine, Belgium, mid to late 18th century, with extensive engraved rocaille embellishments and signature “Joseph Hendricke â Malines,” with detachable handle and flywheel, (replacements), ht. 6 1/2, wd. 8 1/2, dp. 8 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000 18 Iron and Wood Bird Spit, probably England, late 18th/early 19th century, the turned hardwood handle hinged to a frame with two sliding hooks, lg. 32 1/4, wd. 7, dp. 2 in. $200-250

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19 Wrought Iron Spit Stand, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, the elaborately twisted and cut spit with heart-shaped finial on doublesided two-foot stand, lg. 25, wd. 5, ht. 3 3/4 in. $300-500 20 Sheet Iron Reflector Oven, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the semi-cylindrical oven with top-mounted handles, wrought iron spit with three skewers, and rear hatch, on four legs, with small drainage spout at side, (imperfections), ht. 10 1/2, wd. 13 3/4, dp. 7 in. $300-500

21 Tin Hanukkah Menorah, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, the long, rectangular box on four gently flared feet, divided into eight oil wells, with hinged lid featuring eight inset cylindrical wick supports and pierced four times around each wick support, with small crusie-form servant lamp on rolled tin shaft fitting into socket on one end of the rectangular box, lg. 7, wd. 2 1/2, ht. 3 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

22 Brass Oil Menorah, America or Continental Europe, late 18th/early 19th century, the back and sides with extensive decorative cutwork, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 4 3/4, dp. 1 1/2 in. $200-300

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23 Bronze Posnet, Austin & Crocker, 1793-94, Boston, the vessel on three feet, the handle marked “AUSTIN & CROCKER Boston,” (imperfections), lg. 19 3/4, dia. 9 in. $8,000-12,000 24 Bronze Posnet, Gay & Hunneman, 1792-99, Boston, the vessel on three feet, the handle marked “GAY & HUNNEMAN Boston,” lg. 19 3/4, dia. 8 3/4 in.

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Note: In his collection notes Howard Roth writes of the founders, “Robert Gay was a trained brass founder who lived in Boston and became a Tory during the War for Independence. He fled to Nova Scotia in 1776 and moved to England. He changed his attitude after the War’s end and moved back to Boston. Gay formed a partnership with William C. Hunneman, a former apprentice to Paul Revere and set up 19 Union Street in the city of Boston. They worked together until 1799 when they mutually decided to pursue their craft of coppersmithing and brazing separately.” $5,000-7,000

25 Bronze Posnet, Lawrence Langworthy, Newport, Rhode Island, c. 1730, the vessel on three feet, the handle marked “L. LANGWORTHY 1730,” (imperfections), lg. 16 3/4, dia. 7 1/4 in. Note: In his collection notes Howard Roth points out that the blunt end handle on this example is typical of Newport posnets. For two similar examples in the Winterthur collection, see Fennimore, Metalwork in Early America, p. 70. Of this and other early Newport posnets in his collection, Mr. Roth writes “Although bronze is described as principally copper and...tin, these examples are...approximately 78% copper with varying percentages of...lead, tin and zinc and very minor amounts of silver and antimony probably incorporated into the casting by being part of the impure copper as found but not completely purged.” $8,000-12,000

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26 Bronze Posnet, Austin & Crocker, 1793-94, Boston, the vessel on three feet, the handle marked “AUSTIN & CROCKER Boston,” lg. 17 1/2, dia. 7 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000 27 Bronze Posnet, John Taylor, Richmond, Virginia, c. 1790-1810, the vessel on three feet, the handle marked “INo. TAYLOR RICHMOND,” (imperfections), lg. 19, dia. 8 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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28 Bronze Posnet, Austin & Crocker, 1793-94, Boston, the vessel on three feet, the handle marked “AUSTIN & CROCKER 12,” lg. 15, dia. 6 1/4 in. $3,000-5,000

29 Bronze Posnet, possibly Lawrence Langworthy, 1692-1739, Newport, Rhode Island, the vessel on three feet, the handle marked “NEWPORT. 17,” (imperfections), lg. 13 1/4, dia. 5 3/4 in. $4,000-6,000 30 Small Cast Iron Pot, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, the straight-sided vessel with single gate mark, on three feet and with twisted bail handle, with two types of cast-in marks along exterior sides of vessel: “EC” over sunburst within circle (five times) and eagle over “EC” (eleven times), ht. 3 3/4, dia. 5 in. $1,000-1,500

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31 Small Cast Iron Pot, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the straight-sided pot on three feet with bail handle and gate mark, with castin marks all around exterior: “HV” with eagle in circle (three times), “HV” with eagle (three times), ht. 4, dia. 5 in. $800-1,200 32 Small Bronze Cauldron and Small Bronze Jug, Continental Europe, 17th century, the round-bellied cauldron on three feet with bail handle; the round-bellied jug with foot rim and straight spout, with scribe marks guiding placement of handle, (imperfections), ht. to 5 3/4 in. $600-800 33 Bronze Posnet, James Davis, Boston, c. 1800-20, the vessel on three feet, the handle with stamped mark “J. DAVIS BOSTON,” (imperfections), lg. 17 1/2, dia. 7 1/2 in. $600-800

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34 Bronze Posnet, James Davis, Boston, c. 1800-20, the vessel on three feet, the handle with stamped mark “J DAVIS/BOSTON,” (imperfections), lg. 17 3/4, dia. 7 1/2 in. $800-1,200

35 Large Copper Hearth Kettle, W. Morrison, New York, early 19th century, with brass mushroom finial, the handle with impressed mark “W. MORRISON NY.,” ht. 10 1/2, lg. 16 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 36 Small Copper Tea Kettle, America or England, late 18th/early 19th century, with brass finial, (imperfections), ht. 4 1/2, lg. 7 1/2 in. $200-300


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37 Three Copper Vessels, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, a copper jug, the swollen body with strap handle and domed lid with brass finial, ht. 9 1/4; a copper measure, the tapered vessel with molded handle, (imperfections), ht. 6 1/4, dia. 4 3/4; and a large copper mug, (imperfections), ht. 5 1/2, dia. 5 in. $400-600

38 Handled Copper Jug, Iron Honey Pot, and Copper Ale Shoe, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, the copper jug with flared rim and strap handle; the bell-shaped honey pot with gate mark on rim foot with enameled interior, and the iron and hardwood handle bearing remnants of old blue paint, the wrought iron lid with swivel cover over hole for the handle of the wooden honey dipper; the ale shoe with large loop handle; (imperfections), ht. to 7, lg. to 14 in. $500-700

39 Three Hearth Kettles, England or America, early 19th century, one copper kettle with iron tilter and brass finial, (imperfections), ht. 11, lg. 12 3/4; one copper kettle with brass finial and iron handle, (imperfections), ht. 9 3/4, lg. 13 1/2; one sheet iron kettle with wrought iron handle bearing impressed marks “ROGERS” and “4,” ht. 7 1/2, lg. 11 3/4 in. $400-600

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40 Wrought Iron Trivet, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, the circular frame with one straight and two wavy bars and curved, arris handle, all resting on three plain feet, ht. 2 1/2, lg. 10 3/4, wd. 5 7/8 in. $300-500 41 Small Wrought Iron Revolving Broiler, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the revolving gridiron with two wavy and one straight bar, on three feet with shaped arris handle and lollipop hanger, (imperfections), lg. 18, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 8 1/2 in. $300-500

42 Small Wrought Iron Revolving Broiler, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the circular grill with one straight bar and four wavy bars, on a base with three feet: two penny and one boot, and shaped, arris handle, ht. 2 1/4, lg. 11, wd. 5 1/2 in. $400-600

43 Small Wrought Iron Revolving Broiler, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the circular gridiron with one straight bar and two wavy bars, on a base with three feet: two plain and one shaped like a high-heeled boot, and arris handle, ht. 2 1/4, lg. 10 1/2, wd. 4 3/4 in. $400-600

44 Wrought Iron Fish Broiler, America, c. 1821, two-footed frame with four fiddlehead hooks and hinged, shaped handle marked “E.M 1821,” lg. 33 1/2, wd. 11 1/2, dp. 2 3/4 in. $600-800

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45 Wrought Iron Fish Roaster, America, c. 1820, the four-footed frame with six hooks and scroll embellishments with hinged, shaped handle marked “I S P 1820,” ht. 19 1/4, wd. 15, dp. 2 in. $500-700

46 Wrought Iron Hanging Toaster, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the rectangular grill frame with twisted split-metal and diamondshaped embellishments on three diamondshaped feet, with hinged, shaped arris handle and diamond-shaped hanger, ht. 25 1/4, dp. 6 3/4, wd. 16 1/4 in. $800-1,200


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47 Wrought Iron Hanging Toaster, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the twisted rectangular grill frame with split metal embellishment on four scrolled feet with shaped handle, marked with incised lines and “MA” on one side and “1816” on verso, and lollipop hanger, ht. 20 1/4, wd. 13 1/2, dp. 2 1/4 in. $600-800

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48 Wrought Iron Handled Toaster, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the small rectangular grill frame resting on a long, curved handle terminating in a turned hardwood handhold, ht. 25 1/2, wd. 5 1/2, dp. 19 in. $400-600

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49 Small Wrought Iron Rotary Toaster, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the single-arch grill frame with concentric arches, on tripod base with shaped arris handle and rattail hanger, ht. 5 3/4, lg. 14 3/4, wd. 9 5/8 in. $300-500

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50 Wrought Iron Rotary Toaster, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the wavy oblong grill frame with split metal embellishments, on tripod base with square handle with lollipop hanger, ht. 7 1/2, lg. 20, wd. 14 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500

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51 Wrought Iron Rotary Toaster, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the grill frame with twisted double-arch frame and trefoil and arc embellishments, on tripod base with shaped handle and lollipop hanger, ht. 6 1/2, lg. 17, wd. 12 3/4 in. $400-600


52 Small Wrought Iron Revolving Grill, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the circular gridiron with parallel bars on base with three feet and upturned arris handle, ht. 3 1/2, lg. 11 3/4, wd. 5 1/2 in. $300-500

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53 Wrought Iron Hanging Toaster, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the twisted doublearch grill frame with split metal embellishments on four feet, with rotating handle with twists and rattail hanger, ht. 30 1/2, wd. 12 1/2, dp. 2 1/4 in. $400-600 54 Small Wrought Iron Fish Roaster, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the frame with three hooks and scrolled handle forming rear standing support, (imperfections), ht. 4 3/4, wd. 7, dp. 5 1/2 in. $600-800 55 Small Handled Rotary Roaster with Fender Hook, probably England, late 18th/early 19th century, with turned hardwood handle and sliding, rotating roast rack with four hooks, lg. 15 1/2, wd. 8, dp. 4 3/4 in. $300-500

56 Wrought Iron Pipe Tongs, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the spring-form pipe tongs with bowl scrape, tamper, and pick, the handle with incised scrollwork decoration, lg. 18, wd. 4 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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57 Brass and Iron Ladle, probably Connecticut, early 19th century, the iron handle marked “CTS,” lg. 18, dia. 5 1/2 in. Note: In his collection notes Howard Roth speculated that this and Lot 58 might have been made by Cromwell Turner Salisbury (1792-1859), a blacksmith who had a shop at the corner of King Street and Exchange Street in East Greenwich, Connecticut. $600-800

58 Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle, probably Connecticut, early 19th century, the shaped wrought iron handle marked “CTS,” lg. 18 1/2, dia. 5 1/2 in. Note: In his collection notes Howard Roth speculated that this and Lot 57 might have been made by Cromwell Turner Salisbury (1792-1859), a blacksmith who had a shop at the corner of King Street and Exchange Street in East Greenwich, Connecticut. $600-800

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59 Brass and Copper Ladle, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the handle marked “RICHARD LEE,” lg. 11, dia. 4 in. $800-1,200 60 Brass Skimmer with Curved Handle, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the handle marked “AJ” (crossed I), lg. 16, dia. 5 1/2 in. $600-800 61 Wrought Iron Hearth Fork, America, c. 1752, the shaped handle with lollipop hanger and punched embellishment, including “E H 1752,” extending to two curved tines, lg. 20, wd. 2 in. $800-1,200 62 Wrought Iron Hearth Fork, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the shaped, stepped handle with lollipop hanger and incised geometric decoration extending to three tines, the central tine being formed from the bottom point of a heart shape inset between the outer two tines, lg. 20, wd. 2 1/2 in. $400-600 63 Wrought Iron Hearth Fork, America, c. 1767, the shaped handle with lollipop hanger inscribed “SEPTEMBER D 29 1767” and on verso “DECEMBER D [indistinct] 1787 IP CI,” extending to two curved tines, lg. 18, wd. 1 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 64 Wrought Iron Hearth Fork, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the shaped handle with ball finial extending to two flared tines, lg. 14 1/2, wd. 2 in. $400-600

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65 Wrought Iron Shovel and Peel, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the shovel with a heart-shaped finial with indistinct punchdecorated initials, lg. 35 1/4, wd. 7 1/2, the peel with a scrolled-heart finial with shaped, worked handle, lg. 31 in. $300-500 66 Three Wrought Iron Peels with Ram’s-head Finials, America, late 18th/early 19th century, lg. to 30 3/4, wd. to 5 1/2 in. $200-400

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67 Wrought Iron Long-handled Spoon, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with twisted shaft and rattail hanger, lg. 32, wd. 1 in. $300-500

68 Set of Four Graduated Copper Measures, Chenango, New York, late 18th/early 19th century, the cylindrical forms with banded rim and foot, with cast bronze handles, each marked with an impressed eagle over “N.Y.” and “09” or “00,” above engraved mark “Chenango,” (imperfections), ht. 3 1/4 to 6 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500

69 Large Round Copper Measure, probably Massachusetts, mid-18th century, with strap handles and stamped marks on rim: “CM” for Colony of Massachusetts, and an arrow, the English symbol of accuracy, (imperfections), dia. 14 1/4, ht. 7 1/2 in. Note: This measure, along with Lot 73, was pictured in the August 2008 issue of New England Antiques Journal, where its strong marks and exemplary dovetail joint were pointed out in the caption. The text explained that the marks indicated the measure had passed inspection and was certified for official use in the colony of Massachusetts. $2,000-3,000

70 Large Round Copper Measure, New York, c. 1824, with two sets of stamped marks: below rim, “N.Y 1824,” and opposite, on rim, “N.Y,” with incised mark “OC” below rim, (imperfections), dia. 13 1/2, ht. 8 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500

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71 Set of Three Round Copper Measures, Massachusetts, 18th century, the three straight-sided measures each marked with “CM” for Colony of Massachusetts, dia. 5 1/2 to 9 1/4, ht. 3 to 4 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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72 Set of Four Graduated Copper Measures, America, 18th century, each measure wit a tapered cylindrical body and strap handle, each stamped “CM” for Colony of Massachusetts near handle, the largest with “II” stamped near rim, the second smallest with “A” stamped below “CM,” ht. 4 1/2 to 9 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

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73 Copper Measure, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the tapered cylindrical body with flared rim and molded handle, marked “B” twice and “CONDEMNE” (four times) below rim, ht. 8 1/2, dia. 5 3/4 in.

74 Copper Measure, Albany, New York, mid19th century, the straight cylindrical vessel with strap handle, with applied brass plaque marked “J.W. CLUETT/ALBANY,” ht. 8, dia. 4 3/4 in. $400-600

Note: This measure, along with Lot 69, was pictured in the August 2008 issue of New England Antiques Journal, where the caption pointed out the rarity of its condemned status (meaning that it failed inspection for official use). Usually, the caption states, such measures were destroyed, but this one survived, presumably with some other use. The twice-stamped “B” indicates Boston. $600-800

75 Copper Measure, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the tapered cylindrical body with flared rim and molded handle, with mark “B” on vessel near handle, ht. 11, dia. 7 3/4 in. $300-500 76 Copper Measure, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with spout applied to top of vessel, strap handle, (imperfections), ht. 11 1/4 in. $200-400

77 Three Copper Measures, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, each tapered vessel with strap handle, one marked “ES,” one marked “CH” twice, ht. to 4 1/2, dia. to 4 in. $400-600 78 Eleven Small Measures, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, seven copper measures and four tin measures, three of the copper measures bearing impressed mark “S,” one with strap handle marked “SM,” one with marks near rim (“B” and “PD”) and on handle (“PD” and “WC”), two of the copper measures without handles, one of the tin measures with old green paint, ht. 1 3/4 to 3 1/4 in. $500-700

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79 Flintlock Pistol-form Tinder Lighter, America or England, late 18th/early 19th century, with carved walnut grip, lg. 7 1/4, ht. 3 3/4 in. $600-800

80 Pistol-form Flintlock Tinder Lighter, New York, late 18th/early 19th century, with attached candleholder, impressed marks “B. & J. COOPER,” and “NEW YORK,” (imperfections), lg. 8 in. $1,500-2,500

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81 Iron Tinder Lighter, Continental Europe, late 18th/early 19th century, lg. 6 3/4 in. $600-800

82 Wrought Iron Two-light Candlestand, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the adjustable double-arm candleholder with a pair of hooks attached to the underside of either arm, on tripod base with penny feet, ht. 45 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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83 Wrought Iron Two-light Candlestand, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the adjustable double-arm candleholder on threaded shaft atop tripod base with inversely curved legs, ht. 34 in. $1,000-1,500 84 Wrought Iron and Brass Standing Fireplace Tool Holder, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with brass urn finial and three tool rests on tripod base with penny feet, (imperfections), ht. 37 in. $200-400


85 Large Iron Jamb Hook, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, with curvilinear wall plate, three hooks with mushroom finials, ht. 8 1/2, wd. 8, dp. 6 1/2 in. $200-400

86 Wrought Iron Taper Jack, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the springaction nippers atop the frame containing horizontally mounted spool on four penny feet, (imperfections), ht. 5 1/4, wd. 6 1/4, dp. 4 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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87 Wrought Iron Hearth Tongs, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with scrolled shoulders and faceted handle shaft terminating in scrolled heart finial, lg. 27 in. $1,000-1,500 88 Three Pairs of Ember Tongs, America, late 18th/early 19th century, one pair made of steel with cutwork embellishment, three pairs made of wrought iron, including one spring-form pair with integrated fire strike, lg. to 10, wd. to 2 1/2 in. $300-500 89 Pair of Small Wrought Iron Gooseneck Andirons, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the faceted ball finial atop the slender gooseneck shaft with arched legs and centered penny feet, (imperfections), ht. 9 1/4, lg. 6, wd. 4 in. $800-1,200 90 Pair of Small Cast Iron Andirons with Tree Decoration, America, late 17th century, the rounded finial atop the straight shaft with allover impressed tree decoration over arched legs with shoe feet, (imperfections), ht. 12 3/4, lg. 8 1/2, wd. 8 1/2 in. $300-500 91 Two Pairs of Small Wrought Iron Andirons, America, late 18th/early 19th century, one pair with loop finial and tapered shaft over arched legs with shoe feet, the other pair with loop finial atop hammered shaft with trestle foot, with vestiges of red paint on log bars, (imperfections), ht. to 9 1/2, lg. to 9 3/4, wd. to 7 1/4 in. $600-800

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92 Two Pairs of Small Wrought Iron Gooseneck Andirons, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, each pair with faceted ball finials over gooseneck shafts atop arched legs, (imperfections), ht. to 8 3/4, lg. to 7 1/4, wd. to 7 1/2 in. $500-700

93 Pair of Signed Small Wrought Iron Gooseneck Andirons, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, the faceted ball finial over a gooseneck shaft with shaping over arched legs with petite shoe feet, the bars with impressed mark “F. PRESSEY,� ht. 11 3/4, lg. 9, wd. 5 3/4 in. $400-600

94 Cast Iron Dog-form Firedogs with Skewers, Continental Europe, late 18th/early 19th century, the two dog forms with three legs each, and two holes to support skewers, each firedog ht. 6 1/2, lg. 9, wd. 2 1/2, skewer lg. 8 in. $800-1,200

End of the Roth Collection, Part II, in American Furniture & Decorative Arts, Auction 2757B

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100 Miniature Red-painted Pine Settle Bench, probably New England, 19th century, the scrolled and flared sides joining the straight back and seat, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 9, wd. 7 3/4, dp. 3 1/4 in. $400-600 101 Miniature Federal Demilune Console Table, possibly Massachusetts, c. 1800, the straight skirt joining four square tapering legs, ht. 4 3/4, wd. 7 1/4, dp. 4 1/4 in. Provenance: Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer. Note: A handwritten note reading “Made in 1800 for Mary/Ann C----w in her 2nd yr.” is applied to the underside of the top. $400-600

102 Miniature Blue-painted Cupboard-overdrawer, probably New England, late 18th/ early 19th century, the deep case with single cupboard door with nine carved simulated panels above a drawer, old blue paint over red wash, ht. 9 1/2, wd. 6, dp. 5 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer. $800-1,200

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103 Miniature Red-painted Lift-top Slant-lid Desk-over-drawer, possibly New England, early 19th century, with high cutout base, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 6 1/2, wd. 4 1/4, dp. 3 1/4 in.

106 Miniature Green- and Yellow-painted Wheelbarrow, America, 19th century, with incised initials “L.H.T.,” lg. 7 3/4 in. $300-500

Provenance: Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer. $600-800

107 Three Blue-painted Handmade Miniature Farm Items, America, early 20th century, a two-wheeled cart, a wheelbarrow, and a plow, lg. to 14 1/2 in. $400-600

104 Miniature Hutch Cupboard with Five Pieces of Miniature Pottery, America, early 19th century, the hutch with three shelves and projecting bottom joining shaped sides, with miniature redware basin, jar, and bowl, miniature spongeware chamber pot, and miniature yellowware jar, hutch ht. 12 1/4, wd. 9, dp. 4 in.

108 Miniature Paint-decorated Wooden Sled, America, late 19th century, the yellow-painted runners with black-painted foliate scrolls joined with the reeded and red-painted platform lettered “ANNIE” in yellow, lg. 15 1/2 in. $400-600

Provenance: Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer. $600-800

105 Black-painted Miniature 18th Century-style Table, 19th century, the octagonal top with molded edge and shaped central piercing, on block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs and stretcher, traces of old green paint, ht. 4 in. Provenance: Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer. $600-800

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109 Child’s Paint-decorated Poplar Six-board Chest, Schoharie County, New York, c. 1820-40, the lift top with applied molded edge opens to a well, on a molded base, original red and black painted surface, the facade with a basket of flowers with border of yellow vines and black flowers, (minor paint wear), ht. 7 3/4, wd. 19, dp. 7 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000


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110 Pair of Paint-decorated Children’s Chairs, Schafferstown, Pennsylvania, 1898, the turned chairs painted red with yellow, green, and gilt striping and seats stenciled with floral devices, ht. 17 3/4 in. Note: The underside of one seat inscribed in pencil: “As a Christmas present/from Thomas A. Kepp/to Katie E Kepp/in the year of 1898/ made by John (?) [Win]kler/aged 85 years.” $1,000-1,500

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111 Miniature Rustic Red-painted Chair, America, early 19th century, carved from one piece of wood, old surface, ht. 5 in. $200-400 112 Miniature Paint-decorated Tablet-back Windsor Chair, New England, 19th century, original surface of black and vermilion graining and yellow pinstriping, ht. 5 1/2, seat ht. 2 3/4 in. $300-500 113 Eight Miniature Items, probably New England, late 18th/early 19th century, a pincushion with the name “E LEICH 1792” in pins, a leather-bound book “The BIBLE 1810,” a leather wallet stamped “JOB SAUNDERS,” a carved wooden book, a Native American hearth broom, a painted bucket, a handled basket, and a cloth quill holder. $400-600

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114 Four Early Children’s Items, probably America, early to mid-19th century, a primitive blue-painted wooden cradle with leather hood, a wooden sword with tin guard, a stuffed canvas ball, and a turned wood ball-and-stick game, (general signs of heavy use), cradle lg. 12, sword lg. 27 1/2, ball dia. approx. 6, game lg. overall 8 in.

115 Miniature Putty-painted Poplar Tool Chest, probably New England, early 19th century, the lift top opening to an interior with tray, painted yellow overall with sections of black or burnt sienna putty paint, ht. 8, wd. 15 1/4, dp. 9 1/4 in. $600-800

Provenance: Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer. $400-600

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116 Child’s Grain-painted Six-board Chest, possibly Pennsylvania, early 19th century, molded top and dovetail construction, all on turned feet, original grain paint in tones of brown, (imperfections), ht. 14, wd. 24, dp. 13 in. $400-600


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117 Three Make-do Oil Lamps, America, 19th century, three colorless blown lamps affixed to carved or turned wooden bases, two with burners, ht. to 7 1/2 in. $400-600

118 Four Make-do Spouted Pearlware Vessels, England, 19th century, a teapot with blackpainted top and tin handle, a cream jug and miniature cream jug each with tin handle attached with two wire straps, and a small cream jug with wooden cutout top and nail “knop,” ht. to 6 3/4 in. (teapot). $300-500

119 Five Make-do Lighting Devices, 18th and 19th century, a wedding-band hogscraper candlestick on wooden base, a tin hanging sconce with carved wooden candleholder, a cast brass candle cup mounted to an iron strap and set into a blue-painted wooden base, a push-up candlestick mounted in a pine block, and a small concave tin sconce with wire and tin candleholder, ht. to 12 3/4 in. (sconce). $1,000-1,500

120 Three Make-do Ceramic Pitchers, England, 19th century, a paneled copper lustre pitcher with tin handle applied with tin straps, an Ironstone pitcher with tin handle with pressed shell terminal, and an Imari-palette Ironstone pitcher with tin handle, ht. to 7 1/4 in. $300-500 121 Three Make-do Items, 19th century, a bulbous Chinese export mug with applied tin handle, an etched goblet with tin base, and a colorless glass syrup pitcher with tin strap handle and covered spout, ht. to 7 1/2 in. $300-500 122 Folk Art Shadow Box Depicting a Bearded Man Reading, America, 19th century, the seated figure wearing a robe and with a feather beard, surrounded on three sides by an assemblage of seeds, shells, and hulls, in a period molded shadow box frame, (minor losses), ht. 5 1/4, wd. 5, dp. 1 3/4 in. Provenance: Collection of the late Robert Thayer. Note: An old auction catalog entry for an engraving of the Quaker Benjamin Lay is affixed to the reverse. $800-1,200

123 Small Brass Box with Reverse-painted Portrait of George Washington, America, 19th century, the portrait showing Washington as the general, lettered along the left edge “WASHINGTON,” set into the oval box, ht. 2 1/2, wd. 1 3/4, dp. 5/8 in. Provenance: Collection of the late Robert Thayer. $400-600

124 Paint-decorated Flask, first half 19th century, a portrait of George Washington within a circle on one side, and a Union Shield centering foliate designs on the other, (minor paint wear), ht. 7 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of the late Robert Thayer. $600-800 125 Six Miniature Items, America, late 18th/early 19th century, a framed silkwork memorial showing an urn under a willow, a leatherbound magnifying glass, a carved bird, a carved wooden seated bear, a colorless blown bottle, and a colored engraving of General Washington in an oval metal frame. $400-600

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126 Tin Two-light Adjustable Tabletop Candlestand, America, early 19th century, the rectangular tray with two candleholders adjusts on a thin iron shaft, continuing to a weighted conical base, (imperfections and wear), ht. 16 in. $400-600

127 Needlework Picture Showing a House with Woman, Sarah Pomeroy, Northampton, Massachusetts, c. 1762, worked in wool threads on a canvas ground, depicting a pink house with red door beside four trees and five black birds above, the foreground with a woman picking strawberries into a basket, 7 x 8 1/4 in. (sight), in original black-painted molded frame with incised gilt-gesso liner. Condition: Minor losses to threads. Provenance: Robert W. Skinner, 1972. Note: A handwritten note affixed to the reverse reads: “This worked Picture was made by Sarah Pomeroy about 1762. She was the wife of Colonel Scott Pomeroy of North Hampton, Mass, and was my Great Grandmother. Henry M. ----- (his last name) West Springfield Mass, Apr 25 189?� $15,000-25,000

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128 Needlework Picture Showing a Shepherd and Shepherdess with Their Flock, England, mid-18th century, worked on a linen ground, the shepherd with long blue coat playing his flute, the shepherdess in red dress seated with her crook under a tree, surrounded by eight sheep and a dog, on the hillside rendered in stripes of green and yellow, below the sky with rainbow and birds, (slightly faded, minor losses to ground in sky), 15 3/4 x 12 in., in a black-painted parcel-gilt frame. $4,000-6,000


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129 Silver Tankard, Simeon Soumain, New York, c. 1700, straight tapered sides with applied molded rim and base, molded cover with flat top inset with a French coin dated “1690,” shaped engraved flange, cast cocoon thumbpiece, cast hinge, hollow C-curved handle with segmented “rat-tail,” cast mask of a face at terminal, the handle with engraved monogram “HBR,” the bottom of the tankard inset with a Holy Roman Empire coin dated “1696,” and inscribed “30oz 15p,” with maker’s mark “SS” in a square struck on the body to the left of the handle, (imperfections), ht. 6 1/4 in., approx. 27 troy oz.

Provenance: The initials HBR refer to Henry or Hans (in differing accounts) and Rachel Bergen, both b. 1689. Hans was a baker in Brooklyn from 1717-1730. According to an account, “an old family tankard” (probably this one), was engraved about 1720 with the couple’s initials. It has since descended in the family to the current owner. $20,000-30,000

130 Silver Beaker, John Dixwell (1680-1725), Boston, c. 1710-20, with flared rim, cylindrical form, applied reeded base, beaded strap handle, and associated cover, engraved “RH” below rim, faint maker’s mark to left of handle, beaker ht. 3 3/4, domed cover with turned finial marked “I*P.” $800-1,200 131 Small Silver Cann, John Andrew (17491791), Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1775, the bulbous form with molded foot and scrolled handle, engraved on body with the head of a mythical beast above the initials “EG,” maker’s mark “I*ANDREW” to underside, ht. 4 1/2 in. $600-800

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132 Silver Cup, attributed to Thomas Savage, Boston, c. 1695-1700, slightly tapering form with flared rim, applied base, and molded strap handle, engraved on the bottom “Habijah Savage,” ht. 3 in. $400-600

133 Silver Tablespoon, Paul Revere, Jr., Boston, c. 1785, with oval bowl and handle with rounded end monogrammed “DMS,” for Daniel and Mary Turner Sargent, of Boston, and maker’s mark “REVERE” within a rectangle, lg. 8 3/4 in. Provenance: Prominent Boston couple Daniel Sargent (1731-1806), a merchant, and Mary Turner Sargent (1743-1813), daughter of John Turner, of House of Seven Gables fame, ordered a set of “12 large Silver Spoons,” in 1783, according to the Revere Family Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Six found their way from the family into the collection of silversmith George Gebelein, and were sold at auction at Christie’s in June, 1989, as lot 301. Literature: Patricia Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998, p. 883. $12,000-18,000

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134 Pewter Salt Cellar, possibly Boston, late 18th century, the flattened urn form with flaring rim on a molded base, engraving on side “made by Joshua Bates in the workshop of Paul Revere,” ht. 1 1/2 in. Note: An old note found inside reads: “this salt cellar was made by Col. Joshua Bates when he was a boy. He was for a short time in the shop of Paul Revere and made one pair of salt cellars but soon left, not liking the trade...” $100-200 135 Silver Creampot, Samuel Burt (1724-1754), Boston, c. 1740-50, the bulbous jug with shaped rim and spout, on three legs with trefoil feet, and scrolled handle, engraved “R/I*R” on the top of the handle, maker’s mark to underside “SAMUEL/BURT,” ht. 3 1/2 in. $600-800 136 Silver Porringer, Daniel Russell, Newport, Rhode Island, bulbous bowl with flattened rim and pierced handle engraved “A/P*H,” maker’s mark “DR” in a cartouche to outside of bowl, (dents), lg. 7 3/4 in. $400-600

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137 Three Silver Tablespoons, Thomas Edwards and others, Massachusetts, 18th century, one marked “T. Edwards” and with engraved crest initialed “T/A*S,” one marked “Coolidge,” engraved “Memento GL*BB” with shell on underside of bowl, one marked “[T?]SB” (twice) and engraved “H/T*S,” lg. to 8 1/4 in. $300-500 138 Twelve Silver Table Articles, America, mostly 18th century, including three tablespoons, eight teaspoons, and a sugar shovel, makers include Thomas Townsend and John Foster of Boston, William Little of Newburyport, Seril Dodge and Samuel Leach of Philadelphia, some engraved and monogrammed. $1,500-2,000 139 Two Silver Teaspoons, Myer Myers, New York City, 1745-76, with bright-cut decoration on the handles, maker’s marks “Myers” on the reverse, lg. 5 in. $600-800


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140 Pair of Walnut Side Chairs, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with vasiform splats, slip seats, and cabriole legs ending in pad feet, (refinished), ht. 40, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000

141 Walnut Side Chair, possibly Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with vasiform splat, the frontal cabriole legs ending in pad feet joined by block-, vase-, and ring-turned stretchers, (refinished), ht. 40, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: Jeffrey Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut. $1,200-1,500

142 Queen Anne Cherry Flat-top High Chest, Lancaster, Massachusetts, second half 18th century, the upper section with molded cornice and four graduated, thumbmolded drawers, over a three drawer valanced base raised on cabriole legs and platformed pad feet, inscribed on reverse “Nath’l Chandler Esq./Lancaster, Mass.,” (minor restoration), ht. 69, case wd. 38, dp. 20 in. Provenance: Herbert Hosmer, Lancaster, Massachusetts. $2,000-3,000

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143 Queen Anne Walnut Inlaid Dressing Table, probably Massachusetts, early 18th century, the beaded case of five drawers with herringbone crossbanded and string-inlaid borders on an inlaid valanced skirt joining cabriole legs ending in pad feet on platforms, (restoration, imperfections), ht. 31 1/4, wd. 32, dp. 19 in. $3,000-5,000

144 Attributed to Micah Williams (New Jersey, 1782-1837) Portrait of William Kirby, Aged Nine and a Half. Unsigned, inscribed on the reverse “This likeness was Taken/In the Year 1803/When Nine years & a half/old Wm. Kirby.” Pastel on paper, showing the brown-eyed boy wearing a blue coat and white frilled collar, with gray/blue background, 13 x 11 in. (sight), in a molded beaded giltwood and gesso frame. Condition: Minor spots of foxing, not examined out of frame. $3,000-5,000

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145 Maple Tall Chest of Drawers, southeastern New England, late 18th century, the covemolded cornice above a case of seven thumbmolded graduated drawers on bracket feet, refinished, (replaced brasses), 59 3/4 x 36 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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146 Cherry Carved Tall Case Clock, John Bailey, Hanover, Massachusetts, late 18th century, the hood with swan’s neck cresting and carved rosette terminals above the tombstone white-painted and gilt dial showing the ages of the moon in the arch with seconds and calendar indicators, inscribed “John Bailey,” the tombstone waist door flanked by quartercolumns repeated on the base with raised panel all on bracket feet, (imperfections), ht. 93 1/2 in. including finial. $3,000-5,000


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147 Maple Child’s Desk on Frame, southeastern New England, last half 18th century, the lid opens to an interior of five valanced compartments and three drawers over a case of two thumbmolded drawers set onto a base with long drawer and cabriole legs ending in pad feet joined by a valanced apron, (refinished, imperfections), ht. 39 3/4, wd. 20, dp. 14 1/2 in. $800-1,200

150 Carved Cherry Tall Case Clock, Stephen Sibley, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, c. 1783, the hood with arched molded cornice above the engraved sheet brass dial inscribed “Step.n Sibley” in the arch with seconds hand and calendar aperture, above tombstone carved waist door with flanking reeded lambrequin corners, the base with applied shaped valance and molded bracket base, (refinished, restoration), ht. 91 1/2 in. including finial.

148 Maple Dining Table, probably Rhode Island, early 18th century, the circular top with falling leaves on block-turned tapering legs ending in pad feet, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, dia. 47 in. $800-1,200

Provenance: Note affixed to interior of door indicates the clock was owned by Jeremiah D. Kingsbury, a “prominant figure at Ft. Ticonderoga and throughout the Revolutionary War.” In 1783, at the close of the Revolution, Colonial Jeremiah D. Kingsbury “roade from Oxford to Sutton and engaged the services of said Stephen Sibley, sone of my beloved friend, to make and deliver unto me, a tall cased clock of my choosing,” taken from the diary of Col. Jeremiah D. Kingsbury. $4,000-6,000

149 Cherry Armchair, New England, last half 18th century, the serpentine crest rail above a vasiform splat, with scrolled arms on block-, vase-, and ring-turned frontal supports and legs ending in pad feet with bulbous turned front stretcher, refinished, ht. 43, seat ht. 16 in. Provenance: Reportedly formerly in the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Mallory III, North White Plains, New York; sold Sotheby’s, New York, 2001. $1,500-2,500

151 Painted Six-board Chest, New England, early 18th century, the front with applied single-arch molding creating nine panels, two of which are working drawers, early surface of blue paint, (imperfections), ht. 27, wd. 47 1/2, dp. 19 1/2 in. Note: This chest has interior fitted to house tools. $1,500-2,500

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152 Carved Elm Bowl, possibly Native American, late 18th/early 19th century, with irregular rim and pierced holes in the sides, ht. to 6 1/2, dia. to 20 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

153 Turned and Carved Walnut Day Bed, England or America, 18th century, the upholstered adjustable back with shaped cresting on canted and beaded stiles with turned finials; the overupholstered seat frame with valanced edge, block- and vase-turned legs joined by swelled stretchers, all on Spanish feet, (repairs), ht. 37, wd. 64, dp. 23 in. $1,500-2,500

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154 Bannister-back Armchair, probably eastern Massachusetts, early 18th century, carved and pierced crest of C-scrolls and leafage, block, vase, and ring turnings and scroll-carved arms, refinished, (restoration), ht. 48 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. $1,200-1,500 155 Black-painted Bannister-back Armchair, possibly Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 18th century, with fishtail crest rail, scrolled arms, and vase and ring turnings, (restoration), ht. 43 1/8, seat ht. 16 1/8 in. $800-1,200

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156 Assembled Set of Six Bannister-back Black-painted Side Chairs, New England, 18th century, with “fishtail� and other crest rails, vase and ring turnings, (imperfections), ht. 43, seat ht. 17 in. $1,500-2,500


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157 Hornbook, America or England, the rectangular carved oak board with a pierced handle for hanging the printed page, shows a cross in the upper left corner of the “crisscross row” with consonants and vowels, the Exorcism and the Lord’s Prayer, below the paper under a translucent panel of horn held in place by a band of copper and tacks, 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. Note: A very similar hornbook is in the Collection of the Rare Book Division of the New York Public Library. $1,000-1,500 158 Large Brass and Iron Pricket Candlestick, Netherlands, 16th century, with wrought iron pricket in a molded cup on turned stem and molded base, ht. 13 in. Provenance: Reportedly purchased from Rankine Taylor Antiques, Cirencester, United Kingdom, in 2002. $400-600

159 Wig, probably America, 18th century, the gray hairpiece with hand-stitched cloth lining. Provenance: Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer. $800-1,200

160 American School, Late 18th/early 19th Century Portrait of Esther Rowe. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, showing the subject wearing a blue satin dress with sheer ruffled edges, her hands crossed in front of her and holding a basket of flowers, with a landscape beyond, 36 x 29 in., in original molded giltwood frame. Condition: Surface grime, unrestored. Provenance: By family descent. Note: Esther Rowe was the wife of John Rowe, the son of merchant and patriot John Rowe for whom a wharf is named on Boston’s waterfront. $6,000-8,000

161 Portrait of Doctor Hardy, probably American School, late 18th century, the subject seen seated waist length, his left hand resting on a book, in a period gilt-gesso frame labeled “H.H. & T. HOOPER TROY N.Y.,” oil on canvas, (restoration), 30 x 24 in. $1,500-2,500

162 Diminutive Brown-painted Carved Cherry Chest of Drawers, probably southern New England, last half 18th century, the case of thumbmolded drawers centering a drawer with fan carving, flanked by engaged reeded columns on bracket feet, original surface, ht. 36, wd. 34, dp. 18 in. $4,000-6,000 163 Black-painted Armchair, New England, mid18th century, the yoked crest rail on a vasiform splat, with block-, vase-, and ring-turned arm supports continuing to Spanish feet, with 19th century painted decoration, early cream-colored splint seat, ht. 44 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $400-600

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164 Turned Slat-back Armchair, New England, early 18th century, with four arched slats joining turned stiles and turned arms ending in knob handholds on vase- and ring-turned supports, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 41, seat ht. 16 in. $600-800

165 Black-painted Tea Table, New England, 18th century, the oval top on turned and slightly swelled splayed legs ending in button feet joined by a straight apron, old black paint over earlier red, (imperfections), ht. 26, wd. 35, dp. 26 1/4 in. $1,200-1,500 166 Turned Maple Tap Table, New England, early 18th century, the circular top on block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs joined by straight skirt and conformingly turned stretchers on turned feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, dia. 25 1/2 in. $400-600 165

167 Painted Candlestand, New England, late 18th century, chamfered octagonal top on a vase- and ring-turned support on tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet, old black paint with gilt over earlier red, ht. 24 1/2, wd. 15, dp, 14 1/2 in. $400-600 168 Black-painted Pine Candlestand, New England, 18th century octagonal top on a square beaded post with cross base of four arched legs, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 27 3/4, wd. 16, dp. 16 in. $400-600

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169 Red-painted Maple Slant-lid Desk, New England, mid-18th century, the lid opens to a stepped interior of valanced compartments, five short drawers, and two document drawers with split-baluster fronts, over three thumbmolded drawers, all on bracket feet, old red varnished surface, (imperfections), ht. 40, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 17 3/4 in. Provenance: Possibly owned by Timothy Fuller, born in Middleton, Massachusetts, in 1739. Note: An early leather wallet belonging to Timothy Fuller of Cambridge, Massachusetts, dated 7 Oct. 1822, was found in an interior drawer. $1,500-2,500 170 Red-painted Chest over Two Drawers, New England, 18th century, the molded lift top above a case of four false drawers and two working drawers on a valanced bracket base, retains most of the original brass hardware, original surface, (imperfections), ht. 49, wd. 35 1/4, dp. 18 in. $800-1,200 171 Brown-painted Side Chair, New England, late 18th century, the serpentine crest rail with heart-pierced vasiform splat over block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs ending in frontal pad feet, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 37 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. $600-800

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172 Mahogany Upholstered Child’s Easy Chair, New England, c. 1800, with arched crest, shaped sides and outward scrolling handholds on square tapering frontal legs and raking rear legs, ht. 29, seat ht. 12 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000 173 Carved Walnut and Cherry Candlestand, probably New England, c. 1790, circular top and a vase- and ring-turned support with a tripod cabriole leg base having fan-carved knees, ending in pad feet, (refinished), ht. 24 1/2, dia. 16 3/4 in. $800-1,200

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174 Mahogany Blockfront Slant-lid Desk, Massachusetts, c. 1766-80, the stepped interior with fan-carved blocked prospect door, framed by document drawers, valanced compartments and fan-carved drawers, the cockbeaded case of four graduated drawers on conformingly shaped bracket feet, old brasses, (restoration), ht. 41, wd. 40 3/4, dp. 22 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

176 Chippendale Carved Mahogany Oxbow Serpentine Slant-lid Desk, probably Salem, Massachusetts, late 18th century, the lid opens to an interior of six drawers and four valanced compartments centering a fan- and string-inlaid prospect door above a cockbeaded case of four graduated drawers on carved claw-and-ball feet, brasses appear to be original, (refinished, imperfections), ht. 45, wd. 41 1/2, dp. 22 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

175 Mahogany Inlaid Tilt-top Candlestand, New England, late 18th century, the circular dished top with inlaid edge of contrasting diagonal banding, on vase- and ring-turned post and cabriole legs ending in arris pad feet on platforms, (old refinish), ht. 26, dia. 18 in. $1,500-2,500

177 Mahogany Tilt-top Tea Table, possibly Rhode Island, late 18th century, the circular dish-top on a ring-turned tapering support and tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet on platforms, ht. 27 3/4, dia. 27 3/4 in. $800-1,200 178 Walnut Table, Pennsylvania, 18th century, the rectangular top on a beaded apron with two thumbmolded drawers on turned tapering legs ending in pad feet on platforms, refinished, old brasses, ht. 30 1/4, wd. 51 1/4, dp. 29 in. $1,000-1,500

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179 Windsor Low-back Armchair, Pennsylvania, last half 18th century, with scrolled arms, vase and ring turnings, carved saddle seat, old refinish, (repairs), ht. 27 1/2, seat ht. 15 1/2 in. $800-1,200 180 Cherry Carved Tall Case Clock, David Wood, Newburyport, Massachusetts, c. 1790, the hood with a pagoda top centering a carved pinwheel and columns flanking the white-painted polychrome and gilt floraldecorated dial with seconds hand and calendar aperture, signed “David Wood, Newbury Port,� above the tombstone waist door, all on elaborate cut-out bracket feet, (refinished), ht. 84 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000


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181 Mahogany Tilt-top Candlestand, probably Newburyport, Massachusetts, c. 1790, the top with serpentine sides on a vase- and ringturned support and tripod arris cabriole leg base ending in pointed pad feet on platforms, (minor imperfections, refinished), ht. 26 1/2, wd. 21 3/4, dp. 21 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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182 Federal Inlaid and Carved Cherry Candlestand, probably southern New England, late 18th century, the top with a double string-inlaid border, on a vase- and ring-carved post and cabriole legs ending in carved reeded pad feet, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 25, wd. 16 1/2, dp. 16 3/4 in. Note: Old jelly label on underside reads: “Table purchased of McCarthy of LaGrange St. Boston about 1894? Property of J.E. Chandler Oct. 1902.� $3,000-5,000

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183 Watercolor and Needlework Memorial to Miss E.H.M. Clary and N.D.M. Clary, probably Massachusetts, c. 1789, worked in silk threads on a silk ground with watercolor details, showing a woman in mourning under a willow tree at the edge of a body of water, and leaning on a monument inscribed with the names of the deceased, in original molded and beaded gilt-gesso frame and eglomise mat, 14 1/2 x 12 in. overall. Provenance: Robert W. Skinner auction, 1972. Note: Backboard with applied Cermenati and Bernarda label, Boston. $3,000-5,000

184 American School, Early 19th Century Pair of Portraits of the Fairbank Children. Unsigned. Oil on wood panel, showing the brother in a frilled collar and fancy jacket with rows of beaded buttons, and the sister in a white dress, 26 x 21 in., unframed. Condition: Spots of discoloration, especially to girl. Provenance: A note dated 1973 and signed by a Charles Fairbank is affixed to the reverse of the portrait of the boy, and reads “This is to certify that the paintings on wood of Boy and Girl were in possession of Fairbank Family and hung in the Homestead at 693 Canton Ave Milton for at least one hundred and twenty five years.� $8,000-12,000

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185 Federal Wavy Birch Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 1810, the shaped top on vase- and ring-turned reeded legs joining the skirt centering an inlaid oval panel flanked by rectangular panels repeated on the corners and ends, all bordered by crossbanding, stringing, and geometric banding, (imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 36, dp. 18 in. $1,500-2,500 186 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 1810-15, the shaped top with ovolo corners on conforming skirt centering a tiger maple oval panel, the top edge and skirt bordered by stringing and crossbanding, all on vase- and ring-turned reeded legs, (refinished, imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 36, dp. 17 3/4 in. $800-1,200

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187 Carved Mahogany Tall Case Clock, Elnathan Taber, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1810, the case with reeded brass stop-fluted columns, the white polychrome and gilt dial with floral designs with seconds hand and calendar aperture, inscribed “E Taber,� above the waist with reeded brass stop-fluted quarter-columns, all on ogee bracket feet, (imperfections), ht. 92 in. including finial. $8,000-12,000

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188 Carved Cherry Tall Case Clock, Daniel Porter, Williamstown, Massachusetts, c. 1800, the case with reeded plinths and brassmounted reeded hood columns and flanking quarter columns, all on flaring French feet, the iron polychrome dial showing birds in the arch and floral spandrels with seconds hand and calendar aperture and inscribed “Daniel Porter Williamstown,” (imperfections), ht. 92 1/2 in. including finial. $3,000-5,000

189 American School, Early 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman Seated in a Windsor Wheelchair. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, the subject wearing a striped white vest, a gold heart-shaped pin, and a green coat, clutching a red handkerchief in his left hand, seated in a fan-back Windsor chair with added wheels, 48 x 36 in., unframed. Condition: Retouch throughout background. $2,500-3,500

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192 American School, Early 19th Century

Miniature Portrait of John Rowe. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, the subject in a blue jacket and yellow vest, 2 1/2 x 2 in., in a goldtone case inset on the back with cobalt glass centering a hairwork oval with initials “JR” and seed pearl border. Condition: Good, interior of front glass dirty.

Miniature Portrait of a Young Girl Wearing a Red Dress and Coral Necklace. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in., in a chased brass case, the reverse with empty oval aperture likely previously decorated with hairwork. Condition: Good, interior of glass dirty. $600-800

Note: This miniature depicts John Rowe, the husband of Esther Rowe (the subject of Lot 160 in this auction), and the son of merchant and patriot John Rowe for whom a wharf is named on Boston’s waterfront. $1,500-2,500 191 American School, 19th Century Miniature Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Red Necklace, Gold Chain, and Black Dress. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in., in a hinged red leather case. Condition: Loose in case, some apparent discoloration to background. $300-500

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193 Continental School, 19th Century Profile Portrait Miniature of a Woman in a Blue Dress. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, the woman facing left with an updo and tiara, her dress with beaded designs, 2 x 1 1/2 in. (sight), in a pressed brass oval frame. Condition: Losses to some pigment, does not appear to fit well in frame. $400-600


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194 Probably German School, Early 19th Century Portrait of a Girl in a Blue Empire-waisted Dress. Signed and inscribed at right edge “H. Heinz pinxit 1828.� Watrcolor on ivory, 2 3/8 x 2 in., in a gilt-brass frame. Condition: Minor spot of discoloration u.l. $800-1,200 195 American School, 19th Century Profile Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman with a Dour Expression. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, the subject facing left and seated in a decorated chair, 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in., in a deeply molded giltwood and gesso frame. Condition: Paper toned, slightly faded, u.l. corner torn. $300-500 196 Possibly the Work of Anne Hall (Connecticut/New York, 1792-1863)

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Portrait of a Woman in Blue Dress. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, (cracked), 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in., in an oval mat, further housed in a black leather hinged case. $600-800

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197 Inlaid Mahogany Elliptical Front Bureau, Philadelphia or Maryland, c. 1800, the stringinlaid case of four graduated, cockbeaded drawers with diamond-shaped escutcheons on inlaid base of flaring French feet, centering a fan pendant, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 39, wd. 40, dp. 21 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

198 Inlaid Mahogany Linen Press and Butler’s Desk, possibly southeastern United States, c. 1790-1810, molded, carved, and diamondinlaid cornice above two hinged doors inlaid with ovals and banding within mitred panels opening to shelves on the lower section with pullout desk drawer, the interior with prospect door flanked by document drawer, valance drawer, compartments and four short drawers, all with inlaid stringing and figured maple veneer, on three cockbeaded drawers and flared French feet, refinished, (restoration), ht. 89 1/2, wd. 47 3/4, d. 21 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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199 Federal Tiger Maple Pembroke Table, New England, early 19th century, the serpentine top above a molded apron with drawer on square tapering legs, (refinished), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 36, dp. 18 in. $2,000-3,000 200 Small Walnut and Tiger Maple Chest of Sixteen Drawers, America, second half 19th century, the shaped cresting above the drawers arranged in four rows of four, on cutout base, porcelain pulls, ht. 21 1/2, wd. 18, dp. 6 in. $300-500

201 Federal Cherry and Bird’s-eye Maple Inlaid One-drawer Stand, possibly Vermont, early 19th century, rectangular top with ovolo corners above a valanced drawer on square tapering legs, original finish, (minor imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 18, dp. 16 3/4 in. $400-600

202 Carved Mahogany Worktable, attributed to William Hook, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1815, the rectangular top with ovolo corners on carved and reeded vase- and ring-turned legs, with two cockbeaded drawers and a bag drawer, old replaced brass pulls, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 3/4, wd. 19, dp. 15 in. $1,000-1,500


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203 Carved Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Worktable, probably Salem, c. 1810-15, the top with carved corners and conforming frame with drawer and bag drawer on halfengaged, ring-turned, tall, slightly swelled legs, refinished, (minor imperfections), 27 1/8 x 18 1/8 x 14 in. $1,500-2,500 204 Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1795-1810, carving attributed to Samuel McIntire, the back with “elliptic corner top with a tablet” and carved drapery on a punched background, (imperfections), ht. 37 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. Literature: For a similar example see Samuel McIntire: Carving an American Style, Dean T. Lahikainen (Peabody Essex Museum, University Press of New England), p. 77, figure 3-60. $600-800 205 Cherry One-drawer Stand, New England, c. 1800, rectangular top on four slender square tapering legs joined by a straight frame with scratch-beaded drawer, old finish, ht. 26 3/4, wd. 19, dp. 18 in. $300-500

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206 Inlaid Mahogany Chamberstand, Boston, c. 1800-10, the shaped gallery with quarterround shelves on the pierced top, with valanced skirt medial shelf and cross-banded cockbeaded drawer joining square tapering legs with inlaid cuffs, ht. 36 3/4, wd. 19 1/8, dp. 16 1/8 in. $800-1,200

207 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tall Case Clock, Massachusetts, c. 1800-10, the case with reeded columns and inlaid crossbanding and stringing on cut-out feet, white-painted polychrome dial with seconds hand and calendar aperture inscribed “Aaron Willard,” (imperfections), ht. 96 in. including finial. $3,000-5,000

206A Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tilt-top Candlestand, New England, early 19th century, the rectangular top with ovolo corners outlined in inlay on a box support containing a scratch-beaded drawer on vase- and ringturned support and tripod base of shaped legs ending in tall spade feet, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 3/4, wd. 16 3/4, dp. 22 in. $400-600

208 Carved Cherry Tall Case Clock, probably Connecticut, c. 1790-1800, the hood with swan’s neck cresting and reeded pilasters above the reeded columns and quartercolumns in the waist, all on ogee bracket feet, the iron dial with lovebirds in the crest, seconds hand, and calendar aperture, (refinished, restored), ht. 102 3/4 in. including finial. $3,000-5,000

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209 Mahogany Tambour Cylinder Desk, c. 1810, the lid opening to a multi-drawer compartmented interior with tambour doors and a pullout drawer with adjustable sliding writing surface and well, the brass-mounted case of two hinged doors on slightly flaring French feet, old finish, (imperfections), 40 3/4 x 36 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 210 Painted Leather-bound Camphorwood Chest, China, mid-19th century, allover red paint with white and blue floral bands, ht. 10 1/2, wd. 25, dp. 12 1/2 in. $400-600


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211 Inlaid Ebony Baton, 19th century, with abalone dots, lg. 17 1/2 in. $400-600

212 Thomas Chambers (New York, England, 1808-1869) New York Harbor. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, showing Castle Williams at the left and Staten Island in the distance at the right, with a vessel at rest in the harbor, 18 x 24 in., in an original grain-painted frame. Condition: Unlined, with a patched tear in the sky, and a small tear in the water l.l. Note: The cylindrical Castle Williams, built 1808-11, was a three-story round tower, six hundred feet in circumference, on Governor’s Island, and represented state-of-the-art coastal fortification for the time. $12,000-18,000

213 Thomas Chambers (New York, England, 1808-1869) Castles of the Mind, c. 1845-60. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, showing castles on steep rocky promontories above a river below, figures in a Chinese-style sailboat at rest in right foreground, 22 x 30 in., in likely original giltwood frame. Condition: Unlined, minor spots and lines of retouch. Literature: For a discussion of similar works, see Kathleen A. Foster, Thomas Chambers: American Marine and Landscape Painter, 1808-1869, pp. 74-76, fig. 3-37. Note: Kathleen Foster writes about this series of Chambers’ output, that “at least a dozen paintings...combine the exotic appeal of the East and the legendary beauty of the Rhine Valley into the most fantastic landscapes in Chambers’ repertory.” $8,000-12,000

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214 Painted Spreadwing Eagle Carving, presumed to be from Beacon, New York, 19th century, made in three sections, the center section of an eagle perched on a branch, surrounded to the left by carved leafage and berries, and to the right by oak leaves and acorns, original surface, (dirty overall, minor loses to paint), wd. 62 1/2 in. Note: This carving is thought to be done by one of a number of ship’s carvers staying in Chelsea-on-Hudson during the time period. $6,000-8,000

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215 Thomas Chambers (New York, England, 1808-1869) A Storm-tossed Frigate, c. 1840. Unsigned. Oil on panel, showing the vessel with crew on deck below one whole mast and two broken ones, in driving rain on high seas, 22 3/4 x 31 1/2 in., in a period black-painted and gilt-stenciled frame. Condition: Panel slightly warped, very minor retouch to edges. $15,000-25,000

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216 Model of the Nancy Hanks, probably Boston, Massachusetts, late 19th century, the four-masted square-rigged vessel with fine detail, mounted on a walnut veneer inlaid platform, ht. 35, lg. 54 in.

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Note: The capstan on the deck of the model is embossed “West End Street Railway.” Arguably the most significant among the early trolley lines in the country, the West End Street Railways was founded in Boston in 1887 by Henry M. Whitney, who had been president of the Metropolitan Steamship Company. The railway was sold in 1897, eventually to become the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the M.T.A., or “the T” as it is known today. $2,500-3,500

217 Carved Bark Model on Stand, possibly New England, late 19th century, the well-detailed vessel sits on a base carved with blue painted water, the ropetwist frame with gilt stars and scrolled feet, (imperfections), ht. 36, lg. 46 in. $3,000-5,000

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218 Painted Pine Seaman’s Chest, New England, early 19th century, the dark greenpainted chest with a canvas covered lid opening to a fitted interior with a sliding panel and till painted with geometric designs, the interior showing three sailing vessel, one of which is flying an American flag; the front panel with diamond inlays flanking the initials “OAH,” (minor imperfections), ht. 15, wd. 40, dp. 16 3/4 in. Provenance: The Collection of J. Welles Henderson. $1,500-2,500 219 Pair of Carved Mahogany and Painted Rope Becket Handles, America, 19th century, the shaped brackets with spiralcarved edges house the salmon-, white-, green-, and black-painted ropework handles, (imperfections), ht. 9 1/2 in. $600-800 220 Paint-decorated Sea Chest, New England, late 18th century, the dovetail-constructed box painted blue/green, the top with diamond scratch panel bordered by red and white demilunes, the front with two pink and red pinwheels, (imperfections), ht. 15, wd. 34, dp. 15 1/2 in. $600-800

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221 Painted and Carved Codfish Weathervane, probably Cape Cod, Massachusetts, early 20th century, the carved fish with detailed fins and painted features, old surface, (minor paint wear), ht. 7 1/4, lg. 31 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500

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222 Carved Pine Fish Weathervane, America, 19th century, with vestiges of old gilding, lg. 31 1/4 in. Provenance: Grace Stammers. $1,000-1,500

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223 Possibly William A. Marsh (active Boston, Mid-19th Century) Portrait of the Boston Bark Mary. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, the vessel flying the Elford Code from the mizzenmast, and the Elford signal flags 2511, which correctly identify her as the Mary, further identified on a pennant and on the bow, 19 1/2 x 27 in., in a later black-painted molded frame. $15,000-25,000


224 Attributed to Mary E. Yorke (active New York, Late 19th/Early 20th Century) Portrait of the Sloop Yacht DEFYER Sailing in New York Bay. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 20 1/2 x 24 in., in original gilt-gesso frame, further framed under glass. Condition: Very good. Provenance: By family descent of John Hohorst, a sailmaker in Brooklyn, New York, who owned the yacht jointly with his brother Louis (Louie) Hohorst, a shipyard worker.

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Note: A small account book kept by John Hohorst accompanies the painting. It notes the purchase of the sloop yacht Defyer on April 3, 1896 from H.J. Potter per A.P. Seripture of New York City. It was formerly named the Rob Roy. It was purchased by John and his brother Louis (Louie) Hohorst, of Brooklyn, New York, for $360.00. Part of Louie’s share was in exchange for his watch, which was valued at $33.00. The sloop was later sold to the Tuxedo Boat Club in 1901 for $250.00. Louie was given his watch back, “...and everything is squared out of his $88.19 investment.” The account book lists in great detail the expenditures these two men paid to refurbish the vessel. It also has detailed measurements of the craft. Also listed is an account of John’s horseracing bets for the years 1902-03. Mary E. Yorke was the widow of artist William G. Yorke, with whom she had collaborated. She lived across the street from the Hohorsts, who worked at Van Brunt Street in Brooklyn. Mary painted two portraits of the Defyer for the Hohorst brothers, of which this is one. $6,000-8,000

225 Solon Francis Monticello Badger (Charlestown, Massachusetts, active 18821913)

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Portrait of the Schooner Thomas S. Dennison. The four-masted ship identified on the bow, stern, and pennant, sailing with a lighthouse above sandy bluffs off its starboard bow. Signed and dated “SFM Badger 01.” l.l., further inscribed on the reverse “SFM Badger ‘01 Charlestown Mass.” Oil on canvas, 26 x 42 in., in original giltwood and gesso frame. Condition: Good. Note: The Thomas S. Dennison was built by Dunn and Elliot of Thomaston, Maine, in 1900. She foundered off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, in 1913. $8,000-12,000

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226 Jacob Petersen (Danish, 1774-1855)

227 American School, 19th Century

228 Italian School, Late 19th Century

Portrait of the Brig Leander of Salem. Signed and identified l.r. and l.c., shown off the port of Copenhagen with Cronburg Castle to the starboard bow. Gouache, watercolor, and graphite on paper, 18 1/4 x 23 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Laid down onto cardboard, small losses to upper corners and edge, scattered staining and foxing, overall toning.

Portrait of Captain Benjamin Thistle, Beverly, Massachusetts. Signed and dated “M. Van Doort 1825� l.l. Oil on canvas, the subject wears a navy blue topcoat, yellow vest and frilled white shirt, in front of a wavy sea, rising sun, pink horizon, and clouded sky, 29 x 25 1/2 in., in a molded gilt gesso frame. Condition: Scattered retouch, especially to two areas of background.

Barque Dexterous of Littlehampton Owned by GG Robinson Entering Malta 1871. Unsigned, titled along the lower edge. Watercolor on paper, showing the threemasted vessel under full sail, 18 1/2 x 27 in., in a rosewood veneer frame and gilt liner. Condition: Good, not examined out of frame.

N.B. A self-taught artist, Petersen was also a sailor and pilot. C.W. Eckersberg, a leading Danish painter of the time, helped Petersen improve his draftsmanship, while Petersen in exchange taught Eckersberg technical rigging. The Leander belonged to Joseph Peabody, cousin of the philanthropist George Peabody. The former was among the wealthiest ship owners in Salem from the embargo to 1845. The brig, 223 tons, built in Salem in 1821, completed twenty-six voyages to Europe, Africa, Asia Minor, and the Far East. It was in service for twenty-three years. $3,000-5,000

Provenance: Malcolm S. Burroughs, Topsfield, Massachusetts.

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Note: A handwritten inscription on the back identifies Domenico Gavarrone (Italian, fl. 1830-75) as the artist of this work. $2,500-3,500


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229 Possibly William Pierce Stubbs (Massachusetts/Maine, 1842-1909) Portrait of the Schooner Island Home. Signed “Stubbs” l.l. and dated “1871” l.r. Oil on board, showing the vessel sailing right to left, and a sandy bluff with white lighthouse off the starboard bow, 18 x 24 in. (sight), in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Board bowed, scattered retouch. $1,500-2,500

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Portrait of the Tugboat St. Johnson. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, showing the vessel flying an American flag, two figures on deck, 14 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. (sight), in a molded walnut frame with gilt liner. Condition: Moisture stain upper edge, minor staining throughout, toned, minor edge losses. $800-1,200

Portrait of a Pilot Boat. Initialed and dated “J.H.D 1914.” l.r. Oil on academy board, showing a three-quarter view of the vessel, 6 x 9 in., in a molded gilt-gesso and wood frame. Condition: Surface abrasions and grime. $400-600

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Portrait of a Three-masted Vessel. Unsigned, inscribed on the back of the frame “J.A. Littlefield 1919.” Oil on board, showing the vessel sailing left to right in choppy waters, in a grain-painted frame. Condition: Stable craquelure, scattered small spots of inpainting. $1,200-1,500

Portrait of the Three-masted Vessel St. Nicholas. Unsigned. Oil on panel, reportedly depicting a vessel from Cape Cod, sailing left to right, with rocky outcroppings off the port stern, 17 3/4 x 26 in., in a molded walnut frame and gilt liner. Condition: Yellowed varnish. $1,500-2,500

233 Clement Drew (Massachusetts, 1806-1889)

235 William Rickarby Miller (New York, 18181893)

Yachts off Baker Island Light, Salem Harbor. Signed l.r. “C. Drew,” signed, dated “1884,” titled and inscribed on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 18 x 26 in., in a later giltwood frame. $2,000-4,000

Ship Foundering off a Coastal Cliff. Signed, dated, and inscribed l.l. “W.R. Miller 1892 N.Y.” Oil on canvas, showing figures on a beach below the bluff, 16 x 24 in., in a molded giltwood frame. $400-600

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236 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth Showing the Frances of New Bedford, Frederick Myrick, Nantucket, c. 1828-29, one side carved with banner reading “The Frances on the Coast of Peru,” above the whaleship with crew hoisting the blanket piece aboard and three whaleboats at the bow, and motto “Death to the living, long life to the killers,/Success to the sailors’ wives & greasy luck to whalers” below, the other side carved with banner reading “The Frances on her homeward bound passage,” with lighthouse off the port bow, and inscription “Ship Frances of New Bedford” below, the tip carved on one side with crossed American flags, the other with an anchor above the signature “Eng. by Fredk Myrick,” and eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch, below a vine and star border and banner inscribed “E Pluribus Unum,” (small chip to tip), ht. 6 1/2 in.

Provenance: Reportedly traded to the owner’s grandfather in the late 19th century by a hobo in a exchange for a meal. To the owner’s mother in 1925. To the consignor about 1974. Literature: This tooth, one of two known showing the whaleship Frances, is illustrated and discussed in Frederick Myrick of Nantucket Scrimshaw Catalogue Raisonné, compiled by Donald E. Ridley, P.E., and edited by Stuart M. Frank, Ph.D. (Kendall Whaling Museum, Sharon, Massachusetts, 2000), as tooth #30 F-1, p. 31. Note: In a biographical note that appears in the catalogue raisonné, Stuart Frank writes that Frederick Myrick is “undoubtedly the most famous scrimshaw artist...[and his] work will likely always remain a cornerstone of any scrimshaw collection.”

Myrick’s work, according to Frank in Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum (David R. Godine, Boston, 2012) is collectively known as “Susan’s Teeth. Today, connoisseurs regard Susan’s Teeth as the benchmarks of any collection.” (p. 22). Myrick is known to have produced approximately thirty-five teeth, most of which do indeed show the whaleship Susan, on which he spent three years during a voyage to the Pacific. His teeth, according to Frank, are “each engraved on both sides, each with two proficient portraits of the same ship, whether whaling, cutting in, or homeward bound, and each with spread eagles, anchors, flags, and mottos. They are very much alike; and yet each one is unique, with the same components used over and over again, but differently deployed in each case, in conformity with the the contour of each of the individual teeth.” (p. 22). $150,000-250,000

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244 Small Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, partially stipple-decorated on one side with a figure of a girl with her hands clasped behind her back, (crack), lg. 4 1/4 in. $400-600

245 Small Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, partially stipple-decorated on one side with a figure of a fashionably dressed woman, (minor edge loss), lg. 5 1/4 in. $600-800 246 Presentation Whalebone and Silver Baton, possibly Australia, c. 1894, the baton with shaped silver band engraved “Presented by/A. Wilson/to/D. Imrie/Melbourne 1894,” lg. 21 1/4 in. $400-600 237

237 American School, Late 19th Century Arctic Oil Works, San Francisco. Unsigned, impressed on back of frame “ARTIC [sic] OIL WORKS SAN FRAN. CALIF.” Oil on panel, showing the refinery and its T-shaped dock, 19 3/4 x 23 1/2 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Note: The Arctic Oil Works was a West Coast center for the processing of blubber from whales, walruses, and seals into lamp oil. $800-1,200

238 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, carved all around with a woman holding the American flag and pointing to a carved eye, and lettered “C. DeVetter,” with an image of a ship below, lg. 5 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500 239 Pair of Large Scrimshaw Whale’s Teeth, America, 19th century, each carved on one side with a bust-length portrait of a fashionable woman, one with pineapple border below, the other with foliate device, lg. 5 1/4, 5 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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240 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, the double-sided tooth decorated with a man in a feathered hat and boots on one side, and a fashionably dressed woman wearing a tiara on the reverse, (minor age cracks to tip), lg. 5 in. $800-1,200

241 Large Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, the tooth carved on one side with a fashionably dressed woman within a scalloped frame, (minor hairlines to bottom edge), lg. 7 in. $800-1,200

247 Large Turned Whalebone Fid, America, 19th century, the rounded end with two incised lines, continuing to a fine point, lg. 13 in. $300-500

248 Large Turned Whalebone Fid, America, 19th century, with two deep incised lines, (minor imperfections), lg. 11 in. $300-500

249 Turned Whalebone Fid, America, 19th century, the top with baluster turning and incised lines, lg. 9 1/2 in. $300-500

242 Large Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, the double-sided tooth with carving of a ship under sail on one side, and a fashionably dressed woman on the reverse, (chip to tip, cracks), lg. 7 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

250 Turned and Carved Whalebone Fid, America, 19th century, with spiral-carved section, lg. 7 1/2 in. $300-500

243 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, the tooth decorated on one side with an image of a three-masted vessel, (chip to tip), lg. 5 in. $400-600

251 Whalebone Measure, 19th century, the octagonal stick with four incised lines, the first two at 2 1/4 inch intervals, the next at a 4 1/2 inch interval, and the last at a 9 inch interval, (slight warp), overall lg. 36 in. $600-800

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252 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, England, 19th century, decorated on one side with a ship battle featuring the Phoenix flying a British flag, inscribed underneath the scene “B. Shaw. Petty Ofiser. [sic],” the tip of the tooth with a heart lettered “LUCY,” lg. 5 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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253 Large Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, one side showing an image of a woman from Godey’s Ladies Book wearing an elaborate dress highlighted in red, green, and black; the other side showing a ship at sea, highlighted in blue, on stand, lg. 7 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

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254 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, the tooth decorated on one side with a seated woman, her hands clasped in prayer on a table, below a gathered curtain, (chip to tip), lg. 5 7/8 in. $400-600


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255 Pair of Small Scrimshaw Whale’s Teeth, America, 19th century, each carved on one side with a landscape, the first showing a castle overlooking the water, the second showing an aqueduct between two hills, (age cracks, imperfections), lg. 4 1/2 in. $800-1,200

256 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, carved on one side with a sailor waving goodbye with his hat and holding an American flag, the other side showing his sweetheart waving a kerchief, on stand, lg. 5 1/2 in. $800-1,200

257 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, c. 1870, carved on one side with a palm tree and on the other with a vase issuing large spadeshaped leaves, on stand, lg. 5 3/4 in. Provenance: Gordon Collection, purchased at auction by the consignor in 2005 in Portland, Oregon. $400-600 258 Carved Shadow Box Diorama of the Yacht America, possibly Cape Cod, late 19th/early 20th century, the vessel with painted deck hands, varnished paper sails, and carved wooden hull lettered “AMERICA,” all framed by ropetwist molding, ht. 14 1/2, wd. 28 1/4 in. $800-1,200

259 American School, Late 19th/Early 20th Century Nantucket View. Unsigned, inscribed on the stretcher “NANTUCKET.” Oil on canvas, showing a panoramic landscape of the island’s town and harbor, 9 x 27 in., in a deeply molded giltwood and gesso frame. Condition: Surface grime. $400-600 260 Deep, Round, Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, c. 1880, with turned base and shaped wood ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, (imperfections), ht. 13, dia. 10 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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261 Deep, Round, Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, Frederick Chadwick, early 20th century, with brass ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, base with paper label inscribed “Light Ship Basket/Made by/Fred L. Chadwick/Nantucket, Mass.,� varnished, ht. 9 1/2, dia. 8 1/2 in. $800-1,200 262 Deep, Round, Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, late 19th/early 20th century, with shaped wood ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, varnished, (imperfections), ht. 13, dia. 10 in. $800-1,200 263 Deep, Round, Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, early 20th century, with shaped wooden ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, varnished, (imperfections), ht. 11, dia. 9 3/4 in. $800-1,200

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264 Large, Round, Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, William B. Appleton, early 20th century, with brass ears joining the carved hardwood handle, varnished, (imperfections), ht. 17, dia. 14 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500 265 Oval Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, attributed to Davis Hall, late 19th/early 20th century, with brass ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, varnished, (minor loss to weaving), ht. 10 1/4, wd. 11 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

266 Oval Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, A.D. Williams, 1921, with brass ears joining the carved hardwood swing-handle, paper label affixed to base inscribed “Light Ship Basket/Made by A.D. Williams/Nantucket, Mass./1921,” varnished surface, ht. 7 1/4, wd. 7 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

267 Round Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, made by Ferdinand Sylvaro, early 20th century, with brass ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, paper label on the base inscribed “Made by Ferdinand Sylvaro/ Nantucket Mass.,” old varnish, (imperfections), ht. 8 1/2, dia. 7 3/4 in. $500-800

268 Round Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, late 19th century, with brass ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, old varnish, ht. 10 1/2, dia. 9 in. $500-800 269 Early Deep, Round, Swing-handled Nantucket Basket, late 19th century, with turned roundel base and shaped wood ears joining the carved hardwood swing handle, (minor imperfections), ht. 15, dia. 11 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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270 Carved and Painted Mounted Half Hull Model, New England, 19th century, the wheelhouse and hatch covers on a laminated hull with brass portholes and painted rudder, on a dark blue-painted panel, old surface, (shrinkage crack in panel), ht. 13 3/4, wd. 41 in. $1,500-2,500

271 Half Hull Model, New England, late 19th century, the laminated hull composed of contrasting woods mounted on a shaped panel with painted sky and deep blue water, old surface, ht. 7, wd. 25 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500 272 Small Half Hull Model of the Celeste, New England, early 20th century, the cherry half hull mounted on an oak panel bearing a brass plaque reading “CELESTE,” old finish, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 19 in. $400-600

273 Carved and Painted Diorama of the Bark Osprey, E. Ellard, late 19th century, the carved polychrome vessel flying the American flag and “OSPREY” pennant, showing a lighthouse, a steam vessel, and a sailing ship, ht. 17 1/2, wd. 28 in. $800-1,200

274 Schooner Weathervane, Frank Adams, Martha’s Vineyard, early 20th century, the vessel constructed of painted sheet metal, wood, and wire, 16 1/2 x 25 1/8 in. Note: Was used indoors in Chilmark, to which it owes its fine condition. $1,500-2,500

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275 Polychrome Paint-decorated Swordfish Sword, probably Maine, early 20th century, decorated on one side of the blade, depicting Portland Head Light at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, an anchor and compass, a swordfish, a spreadwing eagle holding an American flag, and a boating scene, marquetry hilt and handle, (minor crack to blade), lg. 38 in. $600-800

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276 Paint-decorated Pine Doorstop, America, 19th century, the demilune face painted with a three-masted vessel under full sail, with perpendicular wedge behind, (wear), ht. 2 1/4, wd. 4 1/2, dp. 3 in. $300-500

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277 Carved Bone and Watercolor Slide-lid Prisoner-of-war-made Game Box, early 19th century, the slide-lid top inset with two watercolor on paper depictions of a fashionably dressed young man and woman under glass, the top and sides ornamented with pierced and carved designs heightened with red and green pigment, with cribbage board, the interior containing bone dominoes, (minor imperfections), ht. 1 1/4, lg. 7 1/2, wd. 2 1/2 in. $1,200-1,800

278 Carved Bone and Watercolor Slide-lid Prisoner-of-war-made Game Box, early 19th century, the peaked slide-lid top inset with four watercolor on paper depictions of a fashionably dressed young men and women under glass, the top and sides ornamented with pierced and carved designs heightened with black pigment, with cribbage board, the sides further inset with watercolor depictions of buildings and baskets of flowers, the interior containing bone dominoes, (imperfections and losses), ht. 2 3/4, lg. 7 1/2, wd. 3 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500

279 Carved Whalebone Game Box, probably French Prisoner-of-war made, early 19th century, the pierced dome top above the sliding lid and cribbage board, highlighted with red pigment, the lid opening to carved whalebone dominoes, ht. 2 1/4, wd. 3 1/4, dp. 8 1/2 in. $400-600 280 Turned and Bone-inlaid Cherry Splitbaluster Mirror, probably New England, 19th century, the frame joining four corner blocks inlaid with bone diamonds, old surface, 12 1/2 x 9 in. $400-600

281 Two Pieces of Carved and Turned Bone, early 19th century, an urn-form vessel with domed top on molded foot, and a carved reticulated handled basket, (minor imperfections), ht. 4, 3 1/2 in., respectively. $300-500

285 Carved Ivory Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, with terminal of clenched fist holding a ring, square tapered shaft with abalone inlay, (minor imperfections), lg. 6 1/2 in. $600-800

282 Large Carved and Painted Sperm Whale Plaque, Clark G. Voorhees, Jr. (1911-1980), Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Weston, Vermont, third quarter 20th century, signed with artist’s conjoined initials “CV” on the reverse, lg. 36 in. $4,000-6,000

286 Carved and Inlaid Jagging Wheel, the tapering handle inlaid with baleen banding and inlaid heart continuing to the wheel and threetined fork, lg. 8 1/4 in. $500-700

283 Carved and Painted Sperm Whale Plaque, Clark Voorhees, Weston, Vermont, second half 20th century, the reverse with artist’s monogram and stamped “C VOORHEES WESTON VT,” (fluke repaired), lg. 17 in. $1,500-2,500

287 Carved Whalebone and Ivory Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, with clenched fist terminal and carved architectural square shaft, (minor age crack), lg. 5 3/4 in. $600-800

284 Carved and Painted Sperm Whale Plaque, Clark Voorhees, Weston, Vermont, second half 20th century, the reverse with artist’s monogram and stamped “C VOORHEES WESTON VT,” (fluke repaired), lg. 17 in. $1,500-2,500

288 Carved Ivory Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, with slightly curving shaped shaft, lg. 5 1/2 in. $400-600

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289 Carved Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, with clenched fist knop above baleen band inlaid with dots, and whalebone shaft, lg. 33 1/4 in. $500-700

292 Carved Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, with monkey fist knop, above spiralcarved and cross-hatched whalebone shaft, (slight warp), lg. 33 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

296 Carved Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, with carved handhold composed of a pierced heart and faceted sections, and whalebone shaft, lg. 35 3/4 in. $800-1,200

290 Carved Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, with monkey fist knop and whalebone shaft, lg. 33 1/4 in. $800-1,200

293 Carved Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, with reeded carved whalebone shaft continuing to gothic arches near the turned knop, lg. 33 3/4 in. $1,200-1,800

297 Decorated Powder Horn “NATHANIEL LOVETT,” America, late 18th century, with a number of portraits of war ships in fine detail, all displaying the American flag, one of which approaches a lighthouse and a fortress flying the stars and stripes, and the name of the owner, his initials “N.L.” on the pine cap secured with rosehead nails, lg. 13 in. $1,500-2,500

291 Carved Whalebone and Mother-of-pearlinlaid Cane, America, 19th century, the knop and squared area of whalebone shaft with geometric inlay, (slight warp), lg. 33 1/2 in. $800-1,200

294 Carved and Inlaid Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, the turned knop above the whalebone shaft with diamond and zigzag carving, and geometric mother-of-pearl inlay, lg. 35 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 295 Carved Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, the faceted knop inlaid with dots at the corners, above the whalebone shaft, lg. 32 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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298 European School, Mid-19th Century Two Naval Battle Scenes. Unsigned. Oil on panel, showing British ships of war firing on fortified targets, 9 3/4 x 13 1/4 in., in black-painted frames. Condition: Craquelure, rubbing to edges, paint loss to u.l. edge of one 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. $800-1,200


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Two Works Showing the USS Constitution in Battle. Unsigned, one inscribed in pencil “James Townsend.” Each watercolor and gouache on paper, one identified in the lower margin “Constitution and Guerriere Aug 10 1813,” the other “Constitution and Java 29th Dec. 1813,” 21 x 27 1/2, 20 1/2 x 27 1/4 in. (sight), in black frames with gilt liners. Condition: Toned, some fading, losses, staining, not examined out of frames. $2,500-3,500 300 American School, 19th Century Portrait of an American Military Officer. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, the figure in dress uniform, 4 1/2 x 4 in., unframed. Condition: Canvas slightly rippled, craquelure, wear to edges. $400-600

301 Scrimshaw Whalebone Letter Opener, America, 19th century, the pierced form with geometric designs continuing to floral elements and a descending vine, (slight warp), lg. 7 1/4 in. $300-500

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302 Carved Whalebone Bodkin with Trapped Ball, America, 19th century, with incised sawtooth detail, lg. 4 3/8 in. $200-300

303 Two Small Turned Whalebone and Brass Seals and Carved Heart-shaped Locket, America, 19th century, one seal with a cornucopia and motto “GOD SAVES US,” the other with a steam engine and motto “QUICK,” the locket initialed “AH,” lg. to 1 5/8 in. $300-500

304 Two Carved Whalebone or Ivory Leg-form Seals, America, late 19th century, the first lettered “D.C.C.” and dated “1871” on one side, “SHIP STAR” on the other; the other with initials “M.L”; each highlighted with black and red pigments, lg. to 2 3/4 in. $400-600

309 Carved and Turned Whalebone Seam Rubber, America, 19th century, the turned handle with incised lines, (minor imperfections), lg. 5 in. $300-500

310 Turned and Carved Whalebone Seam Rubber, America, 19th century, with faceted top, octagonal handle, and finely incised lines, lg. 4 7/8 in. $300-500 311 Turned and Incised Whalebone Fid, America, 19th century, the turned ball terminal above an incised spreadwing eagle, lg. 8 in. $300-500 312 Three Carved Wood Seam Rubbers, 19th century, one with carved initials “IS,” lg. 4 3/4 to 7 in. $700-900

305 Carved Ivory, Cast Metal, and Glass Wax Seal, America, 19th century, the handle with hand clasping a ball, turned shaft, and cast metal end containing an amethyst glass seal carved with a tree, lg. 1 7/8 in. $400-600

313 Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, the faceted knop joined to the whalebone shaft by an inlaid band, lg. 32 in. $800-1,200

306 Carved Whalebone Seam Rubber, America, c. 1851, the faceted terminal lettered and dated “GGC 1851,” on square swelled handle, with stand, lg. 5 3/4 in.

314 Carved Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, the shaped handhold above the spiral-carved and crosshatched whalebone shaft inlaid with baleen banding, (cracks), lg. 34 3/4 in. $800-1,200

Provenance: Paul Madden, Sandwich, Massachusetts. $400-600

307 Carved Ivory Seam Rubber, America, 19th century, the monkey fist terminal on spiral carved handle continuing to the heart-shaped working end, on stand, lg. 4 in. $300-500

308 Carved Whalebone Seam Rubber, America, 19th century, with faceted top and handle, lg. 4 3/4 in. $300-500

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315 Carved Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, the clenched fist knop above a metal collar and whalebone shaft with incised carving near collar, lg. 35 1/4 in. $800-1,200 316 Carved Whalebone Cane with Whale’stooth Knop, America, 19th century, the knop attached to the whalebone shaft at a metal collar, lg. 35 1/2 in. $800-1,200 317 Carved Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, with rose-carved knop above banded collar and shaft of three whalebone sections separated by wooden bands, (staining, cracks), lg. 33 in. $800-1,200

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318 Whalebone and Wood Cane, America, 19th century, the turned knop above sections in varying width of wood, ivory, ebony, and leather, one section of ivory incised “BWG/To/ ED,” and whalebone shaft below, (losses and cracks), lg. 35 3/4 in. $800-1,200 319 Wood and Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, the shaped handhold inset with a wedge of wood, on the banded and faceted shaft, lg. 32 1/2 in. $800-1,200

320 Carved Whalebone and Baleen-inlaid Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, the curved tapering handle with chamfered edges and three baleen bands, continuing to the three-tined fork and wheel, lg. 6 3/4 in. $600-800 321 Carved Ivory and Baleen-inlaid Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, shaped form, one end with three-tined fork, the other with carved eagle heads supporting the wheel, (break to one side of wheel support), lg. 7 in. $400-600 322 Carved and Inlaid Whalebone and Ebony Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, the tapering shaped ebony shaft inlaid with geometric designs, (very minor cracks to inlay), lg. 8 1/2 in. $600-800 323 Carved Ivory and Ebony Eagle-head Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, the eagle with inset eyes, lg. 7 in. Provenance: Formerly in the Barbara Johnson collection. $800-1,200

324 Carved Ivory and Baleen-inlaid Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, the handle inlaid with three pairs of baleen bands, continuing to the four-tined fork and wheel, (cracks), lg. 6 in. $600-800


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326 Whalebone Yardstick, America, 19th century, numbered 1-12, 24, and 36, with inset metal lines for each half-inch of the first foot, and at other intervals, lg. 36 in. Provenance: Paul Madden, Sandwich, Massachusetts. $500-700

327 Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, America, 19th century, with tombstone top and squared bottom with cutout corners, decorated with a church flying an American flag, a ship at sea, and a seascape from a dock view, the three sections separated by elaborate geometric elements, lg. 12 1/2 in. $800-1,200 328

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328 Scrimshaw Two-part Whalebone Busk, America, 19th century, decorated with trees, potted plants, a geometric design, and a house, the two sections tied together with ribbon, overall lg. 13 1/2 in. $400-600 329 Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, America, 19th century, rounded at each end, the decoration including ships, geometric designs, and flowering plants, bordered by banding, highlighted in green and red pigments, lg. 11 1/4 in. $600-800

330 Carved Coconut, Rosewood, and Whalebone Dipper, America, 19th century, the shaped rosewood handle with turned terminal continuing to the eagle-carved coconut bowl, with stand, lg. 17 in. $800-1,200 331 Carved Coconut, Rosewood, and Whalebone Dipper, America, 19th century, the curved terminal and shaped rosewood shaft continuing to the coconut bowl with incised rim, with stand, lg. 15 1/2 in. $700-900

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332 Carved and Inlaid Wood and Coconut Dipper, America, 19th century, the shaped handle with inlaid bands joined to the coconut bowl by a carved, heart-shaped mount, lg. 17 in. $500-700 333 Carved Coconut Dipper, America, 19th century, the coconut bowl carved with a basket of flowers, a trophy, and a musical assemblage, surrounded by scrollwork and geometric designs, joined to the turned hardwood handle by a silvered mount, with stand, lg. 10 in. $300-500

334 Two Carved and Painted Shorebird Decoys, probably New England, one a blackbellied plover, the other with dark wings and spotted breast, on driftwood stands, old paint, (imperfections and losses), ht. with stand approx. 13 in. $400-600

335 Carved and Painted Duck Decoy, probably New England, early 20th century, old paint, ht. 6 1/2, overall lg. 13 in. $200-250

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336 Carved and Painted Pintail Drake Decoy, attributed to Joe Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, early 20th century, with glass tack eyes, partial collection label on underside, repaint, (imperfections), ht. 7 1/2, overall lg. 18 in. $300-500

337 Carved and Painted Common Merganser Decoy, early 20th century, with iron tack eyes, old paint, ht. 6 1/2, lg. 16 in. $200-250


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338 Carved and Painted Duck Decoy, probably New England, early 20th century, old paint, ht. 8, overall lg. 14 in. $300-350

339 Carved and Painted Emperor Penguin Figure, attributed to Charles Hart (18621960), Gloucester, Massachusetts, early 20th century, ht. 5 1/4 in. $700-900 340 Painted Cutout of a Canada Goose, attributed to Anthony Elmer Crowell (18621952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, original painted surface, (imperfections), ht. 19, lg. 37 in. $800-1,200

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341 Polychrome Carved Pine Panel of Twelve Canada Geese, America, 1933, the birds in various positions in flight against groove carved sky, dated 1933 in pencil on reverse, (some paint wear), ht. 6 1/2, wd. 75 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500


342 American School, 19th Century Portrait of Federal Brick House. Unsigned. Oil on stretched mattress ticking, the house with paneled front door surmounted by a demilune fanlight, four chimneys and twelveover-twelve windows revealing three faces gazing out from within, with white clapboard barn, and street scene of a horse-drawn buggy at lower left, seven other figures, including a man on horseback, as well as two dogs, hilly landscape beyond, 11 1/4 x 15 1/4 in., unframed, with protective edging. Condition: Relined, retouch.

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343 Diminutive Yellow Paint-decorated Dressing Table, New England, c. 1810-20, the scrolled backboard above the overhanging top with rounded corners and straight skirt with single drawer joining slightly splayed square tapering legs, original surface of light yellow and mustard graining outlined in salmon, with freehand painted grapevines and foliate designs, ht. 33, case wd. 25 3/4, dp. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of Carrie and Ray Ruggles, Ruggles Farm Antiques, Brookfield, Massachusetts. $1,000-1,500 344 Paint-decorated Apple Box, New England, 19th century, the tray with canted sides and projecting foot, interior painted green, exterior painted tan and powder blue with dark blue striping, salmon borders, and red foliate flourishes, ht. 3, wd. 8 1/4, dp. 9 in. $400-600 345 Set of Four Yellow Paint-decorated Side Chairs, New England, early 19th century, the crests painted with red flowers bordered by green, (imperfections), ht. 32 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. $1,000-1,500

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346 Paint-decorated Six-board Chest, New England, early 19th century, with allover mustard yellow paint and burnt sienna graining, on demilune cutout ends, ht. 21 3/4, wd. 40, dp. 16 in. $1,500-2,500

347 Small Paint-decorated Pine Six-board Chest, New England, late 18th century, original surface of mustard yellow with salmon graining, (imperfections), ht. 11, wd. 27, dp. 12 in. $400-600

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348 Paint-decorated Tall Case Clock, possibly Maine, early 19th century, the white-painted, polychrome, and gilt wooden dial showing a house in the arch with a sailing ship, the salmon red-painted and sponge-decorated case with yellow and brown simulated inlay, the door and base with gilt and black floral designs, (imperfections), ht. 54 1/4 in. Provenance: Levi Browne, then to Charles Farrar Browne [aka Artemus Ward], then to Percy F. Bailey. Purchased at George Morrill Auction, Waterford, Maine, in 1990. $4,000-6,000

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349 American School, Mid-19th Century Portrait of a Curly-haired Blue-eyed Young Girl Wearing Blue Shoes. Unsigned. Charcoal, pastel, and pencil on paper, showing the girl with her hair parted down the middle, wearing a black dress and holding a book, seated in an Empire armchair, her feet hanging above the floor, 29 1/4 x 19 in., in a period frame. Condition: Laid down, minor staining, two tears. $4,000-6,000

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350 Paint-decorated Pine Six-board Chest, Maine, early 19th century, the painted red and brown stripes resembling wood bordered by white and yellow pinstriping, (minor imperfections), ht. 16 1/4, wd. 33 3/4, dp. 18 in. $800-1,200

351 Paint-decorated Stand, Maine, early 19th century, the rectangular top and square tapering legs painted red and brown resembling wood, bordered by yellow pinstriping, ht. 25, wd. 16, dp. 15 3/4 in. $400-600


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352 Two Similar Hooked Rugs, Maine, c. 1900, the diagonal zigzag multicolored bands within mottled olive green, blue, and brown borders, (imperfections, smaller rug with minor losses), 92 x 40 1/2, 83 x 36 1/2 in. $700-900

353 Two Similar Hooked Rugs, Maine, early 20th century, the pattern of square panels in muted blue, aubergine, and gray, with smaller cream-colored diamonds at corners where the squares meet, 98 x 52 1/2, 68 x 50 in. $700-900

354 Paint-decorated Chest over Two Drawers, possibly Vermont, late 18th century, the case of two scratch-beaded false drawers and two working drawers bordered by simulated stringing, original surface of dark gray and white designs, (imperfections), ht. 39 3/4, wd. 31 1/2, dp. 19 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

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355 Classical Carved and Paint-decorated Pine and Bird’s-eye Maple Bureau, probably Vermont, c. 1825-30, the two short drawers on a projecting case of two short drawers and four long drawers flanking bird’s-eye-maple panels above sawtooth carved columns continuing to vase- and ring-turned legs, the red and black paint resembling exotic graining, with original turned wooden pulls and surface, (minor imperfections), total ht. 54 1/2, wd. 42 1/4, dp. 21 1/2 in. $1,200-1,500

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356 Ruth Henshaw Bascom (Massachusetts, 1771-1848) Portraits of Spelman C. Bascom and Philena Ballard Bascom, and a Cutout of Miss Philena Ballard. Unsigned. The profile portrait of Spelman C. Bascom as a young man with brown hair and coat against a green and white background, 18 x 13 1/4, in original frame with handwritten inscription “Spelman C. Bascom” affixed to the back in the artist’s hand; the cutout profile portrait of Philena Ballard Bascom as a young woman with brown hair, subtle flesh tones, and brown eyes, outlined in pencil against a light blue and green background suggesting sky and trees, 18 x 13 1/4, in original frame with handwritten inscription “Philena Ballard Bascom”; the cutout profile, probably an unfinished work which was never colored, inscribed “Miss Philena Ballard of Gill taken March 1835. by R.H. Bascom,” paper with subtle pencil outlines, (toning and creases), 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.

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Note: Ruth Henshaw Bascom’s diary in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society contains entries referring to Philena and framing her portrait on March 26, 1835, and taking her copy on March 27. Mercy Philena Ballard (b. June 16, 1811) married Cyrus Spelman Bascom (b. October 17, 1810) on September 29, 1838, in Gill, Massachusetts. Her portrait was framed when she was 24, three years before her marriage. $15,000-25,000


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357 Hooked Rug, America, mid to late 19th century, with an abundant floral arrangement in a basket with the initials “ACD,� flanked by floral bouquets within a border joining scrolled spandrels, mounted on cotton on a stretcher, 29 x 53 in. $1,200-1,500

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358 Yellow Paint-decorated Dressing Table, New England, c. 1825, the table bordered with green painted pinstriping, with a mustard putty-painted drawer, original brass ring pulls, ht. 32 1/2, wd. 34, dp. 17 in. $700-900

359 Paint-decorated Chest of Drawers, probably Vermont, early 19th century, shaped backboard over case of four drawers on turned feet, original surface of mustard and brown designs resembling exotic wood, ht. 40, wd. 38, dp. 17 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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360 Wool Table Mat, America, mid-19th century, the recumbent lion among plants, bordered by flowering vines with a fringed border, mounted on cotton on a stretcher, 32 x 52 in. $1,200-1,500

361 Putty-painted Pine Chest over Two Drawers, New England, early 19th century, surface of mustard, green, and burnt sienna decoration, (some restoration to paint), ht. 39 1/2, wd. 38, dp. 18 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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362 Large Mahogany and Pine Wall Shelf, New England, early 19th century, four graduated shelves joining cutout sides, old surface, ht. 44 1/2, wd. 36, dp. 9 in. $1,500-2,500


363 Paint-decorated Glazed Corner Cupboard, probably Juniata County, Pennsylvania, 182040, the deeply molded cornice above a glazed hinged door with arched and molded mullions, opening to four shelves set into lower section of a central short drawer flanked by faux drawers and paneled cupboard doors below, all on bracket base, original surface, ht. 85 1/2, wd. 40, dp. 25 in.

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Provenance: Fred Koch, Watsontown, Pennsylvania. $8,000-12,000

364 Paint-decorated Pine Firkin, New England, early 19th century, the bentwood swing handle above hoop and stave constructed tapering bucket, painted salmon overall with late 19th century lettering “PINK SUGAR,” ht. to top of handle 14 1/2, base dia. 10 in. $800-1,200 365 Three Graduated Putty-painted Treenware Covered Boxes, Midwestern United States, early 19th century, painted in various patterns, the tops with integral knops, (minor imperfections), ht. to 5 1/2, dia. to 5 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 366 Set of Four Shaker Pine and Bent Maple Storage Boxes, possibly Maine, 19th century, with natural patina, (minor imperfections), ht. 2 3/4 to 4 1/2, lg. 9 to 11 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 367 Three Painted Pantry Boxes, New England, 19th century, the largest painted green, the middle one painted red, the smallest painted gray and lettered “Rice,” dia. to 15 in. $300-500 368 Eight Round Blue- or Green-painted Bentwood Pantry Boxes, America, 19th century, one stenciled “STARCH,” old surface, ht. 3 to 5, dia. 6 1/4 to 9 3/4 in. $400-600

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369 Large Paint-decorated Oval Box with Cover, probably New England, early 19th century, with allover red and brown grainpainting and gilt floral stencil and green vine painted border on cover, ht. 9, wd. 20 1/2, dp. 14 in. $300-500

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371 Paint-decorated Walnut Games Table, Probably New England, c. 1810, the folding top with rounded edge on straight apron joining four square slightly tapering legs, the top with natural finish, the base painted mustard yellow with red umber and brown graining, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 29 3/4, wd. 33, dp. 16 in. Provenance: Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer. $800-1,200 372 Watercolor on Velvet Theorem with a Compote of Flowers, America, first half 19th century, the compote with blue rim sits on a stepped base, (toned, faded, stained, trimmed, laid down), 17 x 13 1/2 in. (sight), in a molded giltwood frame. $600-800 373 White-painted Pine Folk Art Rooster Weathervane, America, late 19th century, the silhouette cutout bird with weathered surface, (separation cracks), ht. 20 1/2, wd. 27 1/2 in.

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Provenance: John Nies. $800-1,200 374 John J. Enneking (American, 1841-1916) Portrait of a Spaniel, c. 1860-70. Signed l.c. Pastel on paper, the brown and white dog rests on a floral carpet, 14 x 21 in., in a period walnut frame. $400-600

375 Putty-painted Chest over Drawer, New England, early 19th century, allover decoration in burnt sienna, with a beaded drawer on a valanced base with applied molding, the glass brass-mounted pulls appear to be original, (minor imperfections), ht. 33 1/4, wd. 41 3/4, dp. 19 1/2 in. Provenance: Snow family, an important family in the history of Orleans, Massachusetts. $2,000-4,000

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370 Large Green/blue-painted Pine Slide-lid Candlebox, New England, 19th century, the nail-constructed box with chamfered slide lid, original paint, ht. 7 1/2, wd. 18, dp. 8 in. $300-500

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376 Greek Revival Painted Pine Architectural Cupboard, New Hampshire, c. 1840, molded peaked roof above a hinged paneled door opening to two shelves with cockbeaded surround all on baseboard molding, original lemon yellow, pale blue, and red umber graining, (minor imperfections), 29 3/4 x 21 x 10 in. $6,000-8,000


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377 Paint-decorated Games Table, New England, late 18th century, the rectangular top with polychrome checkerboard and decorative border with applied serpentine edge, on a vase- and ring-turned carved support and cabriole legs, (paint wear), ht. 28, wd. 20 3/4, dp. 14 1/2 in. $500-700

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378 Wool and Yarn on Linen Sewn Rug, America, early 19th century, two hearts within an oval and floral wreath, bordered by flowers and four cats against triangular panels, (minor restoration), 25 x 51 in.

Provenance: Paul and Judy Lenett, Silver Spring Farm, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Literature: American Hooked and Sewn Rugs: Folk Art Underfoot, June and Jake Kopp (New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1975), plate 22, p. 27. $8,000-12,000

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379 Group of Items Pertaining to Martha Ann Hays (b. 1820), Heartland, Vermont, Vermont, first half 19th century, comprising: a portrait of Martha as a child, in a white dress shown holding a red doll and seated in a paint-decorated tablet-back child’s armchair, 28 1/2 x 22 1/2, in a later giltwood frame; a portrait of Martha as a young woman in a brown dress, 27 x 22 1/2 in., in a later giltwood frame; a small red dress-clad china head doll, purportedly the one shown in the portrait of Martha as a child, in a shadow box frame; a photograph of Ruth Johnson (a descendant of Martha Ann Hays), who owned this group until 2003, (both paintings restored). Provenance: Purchased from Ruth Johnson, a descendant of the sitter, and reportedly a double for Ava Gardner in films. $3,000-5,000

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Portrait of Two Children with Their Pet Rabbit. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, the two children depicted with landscape beyond, the spotted rabbit with a leaf of cabbage, 36 x 27 in. Condition: Laid down on panel, some paint losses. $3,000-5,000

381 Paint-decorated Pine Table-top Box, New England, early 19th century, the hinged lift lid with central floral arrangement flanked by yellow-painted corners, within yellow- and black-painted borders, dovetailed box with similar decoration throughout, ht. 3 1/2, wd. 13, dp. 9 in. $1,500-2,500

382 Paint-decorated and Gilt-stenciled Tall Case Clock, case decorated by Rufus Cole, Broadalbin, c. 1830, the case elaborately decorated with grain painting, gilt stenciling of flowers, an eagle, baskets of fruit, and simulated stringing, signed on the base “R. Cole Painter,� polychrome and gilt-decorated dial with thirty-hour wooden movement, (restoration), ht. 87 in. $3,000-5,000 382A Polychrome-decorated Wag-on-the-wall Clock, probably Germany, early 19th century, the shaped wooden dial embellished with flowers and fruit, with weight-driven pull-up movement, dial 16 x 10 3/4 in. $300-500 380

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383 Large Spatterware Bowl, England, mid-19th century, green sponge-applied ground with rectangular stamp-decoration in blue, black, and brown, bordered by cranberry-colored bands, ht. 5 7/8, dia. 11 1/4 in. $400-600

384 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Pitcher, England, early 19th century, the barrel-form pitcher with green herringbone rouletted bands, thin black bands, and wide brown band with combed slip-decoration in tan and brown, applied handle with foliate terminals, ht. 6 1/2 in. $600-800

385 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Quart Mug, England, early 19th century, with green rouletted bands, thin brown bands, and wide black bands with engine-turned lines, applied handle with foliate terminals, (repaired), ht. 6 in. $400-600

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386 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Pint Mug, England, early 19th century, with green zigzag rouletted bands, brown bands, and wide blue band with four brown wavy lines, applied handle with foliate terminals, (imperfections), ht. 4 5/8 in. $300-500

387 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Pitcher, England, early 19th century, the balusterform pitcher with wide brown band around the top edge and marbleized slip decoration throughout, highlighted by blue dendritic decoration, applied beaded handle with foliate terminals, (repaired), ht. 7 3/4 in. $400-600

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388 Two Three-color Spatterware Bowls, mid-19th century, of similar design, each with shaped foot, the bodies sponge-decorated in red, blue, and green, ht. 5 1/4, 3 1/4, dia. 9 1/4, 6 1/4 in. $300-500 389 Mocha-decorated Creamware Bowl, England, early 19th century, hemispherical footed bowl with earthworm and cat’s-eye slip decoration in black and blue, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 10 in. $600-800 390 Paint-decorated Poplar Storage Trunk, possibly Vermont, early 19th century, allover pea green paint with contrasting diagonal zigzag, spotted, and banded design, (minor imperfections), ht. 14, wd. 36, dp. 18 1/2 in. $800-1,200 391 Paint-decorated Poplar Dome-top Trunk, New England, early 19th century, with allover yellow paint, fancifully grained in burnt sienna and dark brown, (very minor imperfections), ht. 10, wd. 20 3/4, dp. 12 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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392 Painted-decorated Pine Dome-top Trunk, possibly Vermont, early 19th century, original surface of tan and burnt sienna paint resembling wood, with borders of simulated crossbanding in green, (imperfections), ht. 12, wd. 29 1/2, dp. 13 1/2 in. $300-500 393 Paint-decorated Pine Dome-top Trunk, New England, early 19th century, painted white with salmon pink brushstrokes resembling wood grain, (imperfections), ht. 10, wd. 21 1/2, dp. 11 1/2 in. $700-900

394 Pair of Hollow-cut Silhouette Portraits, probably New England, early 19th century, a man and a woman, the man with inscription “Hiram Briggs” to his right, the woman with indistinct inscription to her left, in period reeded black-painted frames, (paper toned), 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. $300-500 395 Pair of Watercolor Miniature Portraits, attributed to a member of the DaLee family, mid 19th century, identified on labels affixed to the reverse, depicting John Ross Emmes (1801-1870) shown seated facing right within an oval and black spandrels; and his wife Martha Warner Dutcher (1805-1888) shown seated facing left, (imperfections), 3 x 2 1/2 in. (sight), in period giltwood frames. Provenance: Descended in the sitters’ family to the consignor. $800-1,200 396 School of Jacob Maentel (Pennsylvania/ Maryland/Indiana, 1763-1863) Portrait of a Gentleman in a Top Hat. Unsigned. Charcoal on paper, 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in., in a black-painted split-baluster frame. $2,000-4,000 397 Attributed to Joseph Davis (New Hampshire/Maine, 1811-1865) Profile Portrait of a Man Standing on a Carpet. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, showing the man facing left holding a pair of gloves and a top hat, inscribed on the backboard “Granpa Jacob’s when he belonged to militia,” 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (sight), in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toned, stain to u.r. quadrant, losses to right edge and l.r. corner. $600-800

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Profile Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, the subject shown facing left and wearing a purple cravat, 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (sight), in a molded giltwood and gesso frame. Condition: Small tear to top edge, 1/2 in. tear to upper left corner, toned. $300-500

Miniature Profile Portrait of a Brown-haired Young Man. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, showing the man facing left, 2 1/4 x 2 in. (sight), in a black lacquer frame. Condition: Toned. $300-500

399 American School, c. 1817 Miniature Portrait of Benjamin Woodard. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper affixed to a light blue fabric ground, showing the subject in profile facing left, the chamfered backboard inscribed in pen “BENJ. WOODARD/TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1817,” in an eglomise mat with oval aperture, 6 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. overall, in a molded giltwood and gesso frame. Condition: Abrasions to pigment. $300-500 400 American School, 19th Century

402 Maple Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts, late 18th century, the overhanging molded top on a case with dressing slide and four thumbmolded, graduated drawers and bracket feet centering a pendant, painted salmon pink with polychrome floral designs and a scrolled border, done in an early 20th century manner, replaced brass pulls, ht. 35, case wd. 35, dp. 20 in. Provenance: Collection of Robert W. Skinner. Note: A note scratched into the backboard reads “This bureau was made August 1769,” and a chalk inscription reads “Boston.” $3,000-5,000

Portrait of a Gentleman. Unsigned. Pencil on paper, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (sight), in a molded figured maple frame. Condition: Toned, mat burn. $200-250

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403 Yellow Paint-decorated Settee, Pennsylvania, c. 1830, the crest rail with three stenciled fruit and flower panels above shaped splats with freehand foliate designs on plank seat, scrolled arms, and turned legs joined by stretchers, (imperfections), 36 3/4 x 78 1/8 x 22 in. $2,000-3,000

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404 Paint-decorated Windsor Side Chair, probably Pennsylvania, c. 1825-30, the red and brown paint embellished with double cornucopia and leafage in the crest, (minor imperfections), ht. 34 1/2, seat ht.16 1/2 in. $300-500

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405 Painted Dower Chest, Pennsylvania, late 18th century, painted dark blue, highlighted by red moldings, inscribed on the facade “17 Niklos Fuks 96,� with three thumbmolded drawers below, on bracket feet, (minor imperfections), ht. 30, wd. 48, dp. 21 in. $3,000-5,000


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408 Classical Red-painted Chest of Drawers, possibly northern New England, c. 1825, case of four short drawers on projecting top with drawers flanked by engaged reeded columns, all on turned feet, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 55, wd. 41 1/2, dp. 20 in. $1,500-2,500 409 Red-painted Sack-back Windsor Chair, New England, late 18th century, with vase and ring turnings and shaped saddle seat, old surface, ht. 39 3/4, seat ht. 16 in. $600-800 408

406 Putty-painted Six-board Chest, probably New England, early 19th century, with allover decoration and simulated stringing with ovolo corners, on applied base, (minor imperfections), ht. 17 1/2, wd. 36, dp. 18 3/4 in. $800-1,200

407 Carved and Red-stained Pine Desk Bookcase, possibly New England, early 19th century, in two sections; the top section with two raised panel doors opening to compartments, the slant lid above a case of three drawers with raised panel sides, the front and sides with reeded detail, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 69 1/4, wd. 35 3/4, dp. 22 in. $2,000-3,000

410 Grain-painted and Gilt Pine Slide-lid Box, America, 19th century, the rectangular form with ovolo corners with lid opening to a pink paper-lined interior, one end with concentric ring carving, (imperfections), ht. 4 1/4, wd. 8, dp. 9 3/4 in. $400-600

411 Yellow-painted Woven Splint Wall Pocket, America, 19th century, with applied wood frame with incised geometric designs, ht. 12 3/4, wd. 8 1/2, dp. 3 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of Robert W. Skinner. $800-1,200

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412 Two Painted Turned Bowls, New England, 19th century, the larger bowl with turned collar, old red and blue/gray paint; the smaller with old blue paint, (imperfections), dia. 19 3/4, 11 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of the late Robert Thayer. $600-800 413 Eight Pieces of Carved Burl Fruit, early 19th century, with integral stems, lg. 3 to 6 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer. $600-800

414 Silk and Linen on Linen Canvas Needlework Sampler, Elsina A. Haile, August 31, 1836, Hartford, New York, the alphabet in a variety of styles including Scottish lettering, Mary E. Brown and Louisa Brown of Troy, New York, noted with verses flanking a detailed house portrait, in original red-painted frame, 17 3/4 x 26 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500

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415 Schoolgirl Needlework Picture, Ann Wilson, probably Massachusetts, early 19th century, worked in silk threads on a silk ground, showing a basket of berries surrounded by fruits and a butterfly, in a gilt eglomise mat lettered “ANN WILSON,” with oval aperture, in a molded giltwood and gesso ropetwist frame, (imperfections), 19 1/4 x 17 in. overall. Note: A handwritten jelly label on the back reads “Property of Frances Lee lent to Aunt Anne July 1922.” $400-600

416 Needlework Goodrich Family Record, probably Massachusetts, first half 19th century, worked in silk threads on a linen ground, elaborate floral border with blue bows, the vital statistics of several generations of the Goodrich family dated as early as 1773 and as late as 1872, (toned, faded, stains removed), 22 1/4 x 17 1/2 in. (sight), in a molded giltwood frame. $1,500-2,500

417 Album Quilt, Baltimore, Maryland, 19th century, twenty-five vibrantly colored blocks, eleven of which are signed, one “Mary Boyd 1850,” motifs include heart-in-hand, baskets of flowers, and arrangements of flowers with birds, (minor staining and toning), ht. 103, wd. 100 in. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of the Pennsylvania Quilt and Textile Museum in Lititz. Literature: New Discoveries in Quilts, by Robert Bishop Dutton (1975), illustrated p. 73. $8,000-12,000

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421 American School, Mid-19th Century Portrait of Young Mr. Cork Seated Holding a Book. Signed, dated, and inscribed indistinctly on reverse “D. Cork Jun 1836/Age 21 Years Done by E. Arthur (?).” Oil on artist board, the figure with his arm bent and resting on a chair back, with red drapery behind him, 17 x 14 in., in a molded giltwood frame. $800-1,200 422 Portrait of a Young Woman, attributed to William Matthew Prior, c. 1850, the sitter with dark hair and a black dress, wearing a brooch and holding a letter, 30 x 25 in., in an old walnut burl veneer gilt-lined frame, (restoration). $400-600 423 William W. Kennedy (Maryland/ Massachusetts, 1817-1871) Portrait of a Woman Wearing a White Ruffled Bonnet. Signed “W.W. Kennedy ptr.” and inscribed “Taken at the age of 82/1846” on verso. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in., in a period, molded, grain-painted frame with gilt liner. Condition: Scattered paint losses, craquelure. $3,000-5,000

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418 Painted Cotton Crib Quilt, possibly Pennsylvania, 19th century, with star and square diagonal pattern within a zigzag border of red-, white-, and blue-printed cotton, mounted on cotton on a stretcher, 35 x 35 1/8 in. Provenance: Richard and Rosemarie Machmer, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. $400-600 419 Hooked Runner “Hannah Hachenbarg July 1908,” the long narrow rug with approximately twenty panels of geometric designs in a variety of colors, (imperfections), lg. 207, wd. 16 in. $800-1,200

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420 Attributed to William Matthew Prior (Massachusetts/Maine, 1806-1873) Portrait of a Student. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, the subject seen waist length with brown curly hair, brown eyes, and fair complexion, wearing a white shirt, black cravat and jacket, on a table behind him are an inkwell and a quill, 23 3/4 x 19 3/4 in., in a molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Small patch to background. Note: This portrait was always affectionately [though inaccurately] referred to as “Timothy Pick,” reportedly as a reference to Timothy Pickering, an ancestor of the consignor’s family, and renowned Massachusetts politician of the late 18th century. $1,500-2,500

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424 Paint-decorated Slide-lid Candlebox “S.A. Perry,” Pennsylvania, early 19th century, the lid decorated with the owner’s name and a mariner’s compass in white and yellow, overall black-painted with yellow striping, (minor wear, surface imperfections), ht. 4 1/4, wd. 5 3/4, dp. 11 in. $300-500 425 Paint-decorated Pine Lidded Wall Box, New England, mid-19th century, the shaped backboard above the lidded box, brownpainted overall with tan floral forms and red striping, (paint wear), the back stenciled “E.J,” ht. 9 1/2, wd. 11, dp. 5 3/4 in. $400-600 426 Figured Walnut Knife Box, America, 19th century, the slightly canted sides joined by a divider with shaped and pierced handhold, ht. 7 1/4, wd. 13 1/2, dp. 9 in. $400-600


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427 Mahogany Cutlery Tray, America, early 19th century, the dovetailed box with canted shaped sides with square corners, joined by a divider with pierced handhold, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 15 1/4, dp. 9 3/4 in. $500-700

429 Federal Red-painted Cherry Stand, probably New England, early 19th century, the square top with canted corners on splayed, square, tapering, chamfered legs, (imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 16 1/2, dp. 16 in. $400-600

428 Figured Walnut Covered Cutlery Box, America, early 19th century, with shaped handhold above two slanted lids, on canted sides, ht. 9, wd. 16, dp. 10 1/2 in. $400-600

430 Brown-painted Wall Shelf, New England, 19th century, the four shelves joined by shaped sides, with carved double beveled front, old surface, ht. 43 1/2, wd. 26, dp. 7 in. $600-800 431 Grain-painted Poplar Clothes Cupboard, New England, early 19th century, single hinged door opening to interior with wooden pegs for hanging, original surface resembling flame mahogany, ht. 80, wd. 40, dp. 20 in. $800-1,200

432 White-painted Carved Hat or Clothing Rack, New England, early 19th century, the chamfered board with seven scroll-carved hooks, old surface, lg. 44 1/2 in. $300-500

433 Cotton Album Quilt, probably Baltimore, Maryland, mid-19th century, the sixteen blocks of flower-filled baskets and cornucopia, grapevines, and flower wreaths bordered in red with outer border of tied drapery, (minor fading), ht. 87, wd. 85 in. $2,000-3,000

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434 Portrait of a Boy Sitting on His Hobby Horse, America, mid-19th century, the subject with brown curly hair wears a bright blue oak and acorn embroidered dress against a mountainous sunset lit landscape, in a giltgesso molded frame, (relined), 28 x 24 in. $5,000-7,000

437 Paint-decorated Hard Pine and Poplar Wall Cupboard, possibly Pennsylvania, mid to late 19th century, the cupboard painted green with mottled black designs with single hinged door opening to two shelves and a drawer, (minor imperfections), 25 x 19 3/4 x 10 in. $700-900

435 Small Blue/gray-painted Bench, possibly New England, early 19th century, the rectangular splat joining shaped sides and the seat above the valanced stretcher, old surface, ht. 32, wd. 41, seat ht. 14 in. $600-800

438 Queen Anne Grain-painted Chest-onframe, possibly Dunlap School, New Hampshire, c. 1800, the back of the drawers inscribed in chalk with a calligraphic “B,� original surface, (imperfections), ht. 56 1/4, wd. 39 3/4, dp. 20 1/4 in. $4,000-6,000

436 Federal Yellow-painted Side Table, probably New England, early 19th century, the overhanging breadboard top on square tapering legs joined by a straight skirt, the top, skirt, and legs bordered in olive green striping, (imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 30, dp. 19 1/2 in. $400-600

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439 Federal Grain-painted Tall Case Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825, with works by Silas Hoadley, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 84 1/2, wd. 17 5/8, dp. 10 in. $2,500-3,500

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440 Painted-decorated Armchair, possibly Massachusetts, early 19th century, the tablet with flowering vines above arrow-form spindles with bamboo turnings, old surface, ht. 33, seat ht. 18 1/2 in. $400-600 441 Red-painted Fan-back Windsor Side Chair, New England, c. 1790, with vase and ring turnings, and shaped saddle seat, (repainted salmon red), ht. 35 3/4, seat ht. 17 in. $600-800 442 Chestnut Sawbuck Harvest Table, probably New England, the rectangular top on bluepainted crossed legs joined by a medial stretcher, (repaired), 28 x 88 3/4 x 35 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500


443 Blue-painted Pine Cupboard, New England, 18th century, the dovetail-constructed case with molded top, hinged door with two recessed panels opening to four shelves, on applied molded base, (restoration), ht. 50 1/2, wd. 28 1/2, dp. 18 1/4 in. $3,000-5,000 444 Blue-painted Wall Shelf, possibly New England, early 19th century, the sawtooth cornice and base and stepped sides with cutout lollipops joining three shelves, (minor imperfections), ht. 23 3/4, wd. 18 1/2, dp. 8 in. $600-800

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445 Red-painted Cupboard, New England, early 19th century, the dovetail-constructed case with single door with recessed panel bordered by a mitred frame, original surface, (imperfections), ht. 22, wd. 19, dp. 9 1/2 in. $400-600 446 Two Painted Windsor Chairs, New England, c. 1810, brown-painted bow-back Windsor side chair and a red/brown-painted fan-back side chair, both with vase, ring, and bamboo turnings and shaped saddle seats, original surface, ht. 36 1/2, seat ht. 17, ht. 35 3/4, seat ht. 16 1/2 in., respectively. $400-600

447 Molded and Gilt Copper Pike Weathervane, Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th century, full-body form with sheet copper fins, weathered gilt surface, on stand, lg. 36 in. $3,000-5,000

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448 Gilt Molded Copper Rooster Weathervane, possibly Cushing and Co., Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th century, the flattened full-body form stands on a arrow, old surface, red-painted wattle and comb, on stand, ht. 26 1/2, lg. 31 1/4 in. $2,000-2,500

449 Gilt Molded Copper and Cast Zinc Bull Weathervane, America, late 19th/early 20th century, the full-body form with cast head, on stand, ht. 20, lg. 26 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

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450 Molded Copper Spreadwing Eagle Weathervane, America, late 19th century, the eagle stands on a ball above an arrow, on stand, (imperfections), wingspan 30, lg. 30 in. $600-800

451 Copper and Sheet Iron Rooster Weathervane, possibly Connecticut, 19th century, the full-body copper bird with sheet iron tail, head, and feet, old surface, (losses, bullet holes, rust, damage), h. 21, wd. 22 in. Provenance: Dr. Adams, New Fairfield, Connecticut; George Ives, Danbury, Connecticut; Frederick Fussenich, Torrington, Connecticut; acquired by the present owner in 1971. $1,000-1,500

452 Gilt Molded Copper Rooster Weathervane, possibly Cushing and Co., Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th century, the flattened full-body form stands on an arrow, gilt surface, red-painted wattle and comb, ht. 26 1/2, lg. 31 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500

453 Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Water Cooler, Bennington, Vermont, 184958, the octagonal straight-sided container with Doric columns and brickwork “foundation,” dark and light brown streaked glaze with blue and blue/green, marked around the frieze “LYMAN FENTON & Co./MANUFACTUR--/ BENNINGTON/VERMONT,” and “FENTON’S ENAMEL/PATENTED 1849,” (imperfections and repair), ht. 16 in. $1,000-1,500

454 Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Waste Pot, Bennington, Vermont, 184958, the octagonal bulbous footed form with faceted handles terminating in shells, green glaze with light brown, 1849 mark on base, (stable spidering crack to bottom), ht. 13 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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455 Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Footbath, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, the rounded rim above the oblong paneled body, with applied handles terminating in shells, dark brown glaze with blue and green highlights, 1849 mark to underside of base, (stable spidering crack to bottom), ht. 8 1/2, lg. 20 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

456 Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Candlestick, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, slightly tapering with ring turnings and flared base, splotchy light brown glaze with blue highlights, unmarked, ht. 9 in. $400-600


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Lots 456–463

457 Three Bennington Pottery-type Desk Items, probably Bennington, Vermont, 19th century, a rectangular paperweight with shaped knop in splotchy light brown and brownish green glaze, a shield-form nameplate with spotty light and dark brown glaze, and a rectangular nameplate with spotty dark brown glaze, lg. to 7 1/4 in. $300-500

458 Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Cream Pitcher, Bennington, Vermont, 184958, shaped rim and paneled form, light brown glaze with blue/green highlights, 1849 mark on underside, (minor firing cracks, minute spout chips), ht. 5 3/4 in. $250-350

459 Bennington Pottery Cow Creamer and Cover, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, of typical form on integral plinth, dark brown streaky glaze to cow, spotty glaze to plinth, unmarked, ht. 5 1/2 in. $400-600

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460 Large Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Ewer and Basin, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, light brown glaze with blue and green/blue splotches, 1849 mark on each, (hairline to ewer rim, glaze wear, minor firing cracks), ewer ht. 14, basin dia. 14 1/2 n. $600-800

461 Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Book Flask, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, with streaky light brown and blue glaze to “covers” and spotty blue glaze to page edges, 1849 mark near spout, ht. 6 1/4 in. $400-600 462 Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Coffeepot and Cover, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, paneled form dark brown glaze with splotches of dark blue and yellow/orange, 1849 mark, (repair to bottom under spout), ht. 12 1/2 in. $600-800

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463 Bennington Pottery-type Flint Enamel Glazed Sugar Bowl and Cover, probably Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, ribbed form, unmarked, (firing cracks), ht. 6 3/4 in. $300-500

464 Attributed to Samuel F.B. Morse (New York/ South Carolina/Massachusetts/England, 1791-1872) Portrait of a Minister, c. 1817. Unsigned. Oil on board, the subject with brown hair and blue eyes, shown waist length seated next to a table with his right hand on the binding of the Holy Bible next to letters and an inkwell with quill, 10 x 8 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame with gilt liner. Note: This portrait is stylistically similar to a pair of portraits of Joseph and Sally Orne Ropes at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Morse is known to have painted other members of the clergy in New Hampshire and Massachusetts in this period of 1816-17. $2,000-4,000


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469 American School, Early 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. $1,000-1,500

Theorem of an Urn of Flowers. Unsigned. Watercolor on velvet, depicting a variety of flowers in a red and blue handled and footed urn on a stepped marble pedestal, 18 x 16 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toned, stained, some fading, velvet removed from an old backing, with old tacked edge visible at right. $600-800

Portrait of John Perkins. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, the figure wearing a powder blue vest, 17 1/2 x 13 in., in a molded gilt-gesso frame and liner with oval aperture. Condition: Patch repair u.r., areas of retouch. $800-1,200

468 August Edouart (French/American, 17891861)

Portrait of a Woman. Oil on canvas, the sitter wears a lace cap with pink ribbon, gold pendant earrings, and a black dress with lace collar, and holds a book in her hand, 28 x 22 in., in a period grain-painted frame. Condition: Restoration.

466 American School, Early 19th Century Two Women with a Harp. Signed and dated in lower margin “1830 L.M.B.” Watercolor on paper, showing two women in white dresses under a willow tree with a harp, 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. Condition: Discoloration to edges, abrasions to u.r. and lower quarter, with some pigment loss. $1,500-2,500

Silhouette of the Huguenig Family. Unsigned, the family of the artist’s sister-inlaw identified in pen inscriptions under their figures, the back of the paper stamped four times with the Mrs. E. Nevill Jackson collection stamp reading in part “By August Edouart/ Silhouettist to the French Royal Family,” and inscribed in pencil “Illustrated in Ancestors in Sil. page 20.” $500-700

470 American School, 19th Century

Provenance: Descended in the family of Joshua Davis (b. 1733), a direct descendant from Governor Carver of Massachusetts and the Mayflower Company. $1,000-1,500

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471 American School, Early 19th Century Portrait of a Woman in a Green Dress Holding a Pink Flower. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 27 x 22 in., in a frame with mottled black and gold paint. Condition: Relined, minor scattered spots of retouch. $1,500-2,500 472 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Woman Holding a Hymnal. Unsigned. Oil on canvas laid down on panel, 27 x 20 in., in a molded walnut frame with gilt liner. Condition: Cleaned, laid down, minor abrasions. $400-600 473 American School, 19th Century Pair of Portraits of Mr. Daniel Spraker and His Wife Eliza. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in., in original molded painted wood frames. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch. Provenance: Family descent to Peter Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut, May 1980, then to the consignor.

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Note: Daniel Spraker was born August 26, 1798 in Palatine, Montgomery County, New York, the fourth child of eight born to Joseph Spraker (1765-1848) and Catherine (Fraser) Spraker (c. 1768-1866). Daniel married Eliza Dykeman (1807-c. 1847), about 1828 and together they had seven children. $3,000-5,000


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474 Small Carved and Turned Walnut Splitbaluster Mirror, New England, c. 1825, the spiral-carved and turned frame joining corner blocks with embossed metal floral devices, surrounding the reeded liner and mirror glass, old surface, 14 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. $400-600

475 Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Card Table, attributed to Thomas Seymour, Boston, c. 1815-20, with ringturned reeded supports and outward scrolling reeded legs on cast brass hairy paw feet and casters, (refinished), ht. 30, wd. 37 1/2, dp. 18 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500

476 Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Glazed Desk and Bookcase, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1815-20, the top with molded cornice above two hinged, glazed doors enclosing three shelves, on a projecting case of two cockbeaded drawers with deep crossbanding, the top drawer revealing an interior of valanced compartments and six drawers, with flanking recessed panels above the vase and ring-turned, swelled, reeded legs, ht. 85, case wd. 44 1/4, dp. 22 in. $2,000-3,000

477 Classical Carved Rosewood Mirrored Pier Table, c. 1825, the marble top on an ogeemolded frame and acanthus-carved scrolling supports with carved engaged pilasters to the rear, all on a molded concave base, (refinished), ht. 38 1/4, wd. 38 1/2, dp. 17 1/4 in. $3,000-5,000 478 Pair of Carved Mahogany Footstools, probably Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1810-20, the rectangular over-upholstered seats on four vase- and ring-turned reeded legs, old surface, ht. 16, wd. 14, dp. 11 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

479 Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Upholstered Ottoman, Massachusetts, c. 1825, the over-upholstered footrest and veneered frame on doublescrolled legs, with punchwork and rosettecarved detail joined by a turned medial stretcher, refinished, ht. 16, wd. 18, dp. 15 in. $600-800

480 Classical Carved Mahogany Two-part Dining Table, possibly attributed to William Fiske, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1820, with molded top and rounded corners on a beaded apron with two drawers over vase- and ringturned supports on four outward scrolling paneled legs ending in cast brass hairy paw feet on casters, (refinished), ht. 29, wd. 100, dp. 41 3/4 in. Note: A very similar table was exhibited in Hirschl and Adler Galleries: Boston In The Age Of Neo-Classicism, an exhibition from November 27, 1999 to February 5, 2000, which is stenciled “William Fiske,� fig. 8, p. 24. $3,000-5,000

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481 Classical Carved Rosewood and Rosewood Veneer Table, c. 1825, the rectangular top with rounded corners on a conforming skirt with raised corner panels on tapering acanthus-carved supports and rectangular platforms and acanthus-carved scrolled feet, all joined by turned medial stretcher, refinished, ht. 28, wd. 60, dp. 27 in. $1,200-1,800

482 Blown Wheel-etched Colorless Glass and Brass Hall Candle Lantern, late 18th century, domical glass with folded rim terminating in a raspberry prunt, wheel-etched design with vine and berries, with scrolled foliate embossed brass band and cast brass bird’s head chain supports, with blown glass smoke bell, ht. 12 1/2, dia. 10 1/2 in. $2,500-4,000 483 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, drawer front 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. $800-1,200

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484 Turned and Carved Ivory, Mother-of-pearlinlaid and Brass Wax Seal, possibly France, 19th century, the octagonal tapering handle with oval cast brass seal centering Lady Liberty, and inscription “DEPARTEMt DE LA SEINE INFERIEURE/BATAILLON/AUXILIAI/ RE,” (imperfections), lg. 3 in. $400-600 485 Cast Bronze Ormolu-mounted Doublearm Argand Lamp, early 19th century, surmounted by eagles, with cut glass prism pendants and etched frosted glass shades, (electrified), ht. 20 1/2 in. $800-1,200

486 Pair of Brass and Iron Double Lemon-top Andirons and Matching Tools, D. Phillip, New York, early 19th century, with hexagonal plinths and spurred cabriole legs on ball feet, makers mark on the cast iron log supports, ht. 21 1/2, tool lg. 31 in. $2,000-3,000

487 Pair of Bell Metal and Iron Urn-top Andirons, America, early 19th century, with columnar posts, square plinths, matching log stops, and spurred cabriole legs with paneled knees, ending in claw-and-ball feet, ht. 21 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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488 Pair of Cast Iron Andirons, Rhode Island, c. 1740, the andirons with ball finials on tapering and swelled shafts on slightly curved support with penny feet, with conforming log stops, impressed “I TURLEY” on lower shaft, with original surface; together with a pair of tongs, andiron ht. 17 1/2, wd. 10 1/4, dp. 14 1/4 in. $500-700

489 Pair of Brass and Iron Urn-top Andirons with Two Matching Tools, New York, c. 1800, on hexagonal plinths and spurred cabriole legs on ball feet, ht. 22 1/4, tool lg. 33 1/4 in. $1,500-2,000 490 Brass Wirework Folding Firescreen, America, early 19th century, brass rail above vertical brass wire ornamented with swags and scrolls, ht. 24, wd. 33 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 491 Brass and Iron Wirework Ball-top Fire Fender, Boston, Massachusetts, early 19th century, the brass rail with three ball finials, above the lattice and scrolled wirework, ht. to finials 13, wd. 51 3/4 in. $800-1,200


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492 Pair of Brass and Iron Belted Ball-top Andirons and Two Matching Tools, America, early 19th century, the baluster-form shafts and matching log stops on spurred cabriole legs ending in pad feet on platforms, ht. 18, tool lg. to 30 in. $400-600

493 Classical Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Center Table, probably Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1825, the circular veined white marble top on a conforming crossbanding apron over a swelled hexagonal post on shaped legs ending in turned feet, (refinished, minor imperfections), ht. 29 3/4, dia. 35 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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494 Classical Gilt-gesso Pier Mirror, New York or Boston, c. 1825, the scrolled foliate splitbaluster frame with floral rosettes and applied floral corner devices, old surface, ht. 56, wd. 31 in. $1,000-1,500

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495 Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Worktable, Boston, c. 1820, on a tapering post and ebonized ball joining acanthus-carved outward-scrolling legs on hairy paw brass feet, (refinished), ht. 30 1/2, wd. 19 1/2, dp. 17 in. $1,500-2,500

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496 Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Worktable, probably Massachusetts, c. 1820, the top with ovolo corners over single drawer and a vase- and ring-turned acanthus-carved post on shaped reeded legs on scrolled feet, old brass pulls, old refinish, ht. 29, wd. 19 3/4, dp. 17 3/4 in. $600-800

496A Classical Mahogany, Mahogany Veneer, and Marble Sideboard, possibly New York, c. 1825, the galleried rectangular top with pullout shelf on the right side, above a case with three frieze drawers with rounded facades and two hinged doors with raised panels flanking a mirrored niche raised on ormolu-mounted freestanding marble columns, continuing to melon-form feet, (imperfections), ht. 40 1/2, wd. 56 1/2, dp. 23 in.

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Provenance: This sideboard was offered as Lot 237 in the October 14, 1999 sale at Sotheby’s New York. In that catalog description, it is reported that this sideboard descended in the family of Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839) of New York. Note: A similar sideboard is illustrated in Berry Tracy, 19th Century America. $3,000-5,000

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497 Mahogany Carved and Mahogany Veneer Canterbury, England or America, c. 1810-20, the two compartments with reeded spindles above a cockbeaded drawer on vase- and ring-turned legs, ht. 20, wd. 24 1/4, dp. 17 in. $600-800 498 American School, 19th Century Elaborate Still Life with Fruit on a Marble Tabletop. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, the table heavily laden with melons, pears, grapes, apples in a tipped basket, and peaches in a glass compote, 21 x 38 1/4 in., in a molded giltwood and gesso frame. Condition: Varnished, unlined, no evidence of retouch. $2,000-3,000 499 Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Marble-top Center Table, possibly Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1830-40, the oval molded white marble top on a conforming apron with carved edge and four scrolled legs with rosette carved bosses on a shaped platform and scrolled legs, old finish, ht. 29, wd. 49, dp. 32 3/4 in. $1,200-1,500

500 Three-piece Presentation Coin Silver Tea Service, Monell & Williams, New York, c. 1823, consisting of a teapot, covered sugar, and creamer, with elaborate sheaf-of-wheat finials, on lobed bodies, each with inscription “Presented by the Boston Light Infantry to Capt. Mackintosh Jr. their esteemed friend and late Commander. Boston Nov. 1823.,” ht. to 9 1/4 in. $5,000-7,000 501 Five-piece Coin Silver Repoussé Tea and Coffee Service, Jones, Ball, & Co., Boston, c. 1853-55, comprising a coffeepot, teapot, cream pitcher, covered sugar, and waste bowl, the first four with strawberry finials, all with repoussé decoration of strawberries surrounding the engraved name “J.W. Carter,” ht. to 9 3/4 in. $2,500-3,500

502 Coin Silver Repoussé Coffeepot and Open Sugar, Philadelphia, mid-19th century, retailed by Jacks & Woodruff, San Francisco, the bulbous forms with raised and chased floral and foliate decoration, engraved within a cartouche on the coffeepot “Presented to John P. Gannett, as a testimonial of the high regard entertained for him by his friends in California,” further with his friends names on the underside of the pot, the sugar with a faint maker’s mark to underside, approx. 61 troy oz. $1,000-1,500 503 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 leans inward, dent to shoulder), ht. 7 to 10 in., approx. 53 troy oz. total. $800-1,200

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504 American School, Late 19th Century American Country Life. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, showing a yellow Victorian house, figures in the garden, a man on horseback, and a dog, with seascape beyond, based on the 1855 Currier & Ives lithograph American Country Life: May Morning, 27 x 34 in. $800-1,200 505 Rosewood Grained No. 4 Wall Timepiece, E. Howard & Co., Boston, c. 1865, the case with maroon and black eglomise glasses, and a rectangular pendulum box, the brass weight-driven movement stamped “E. Howard & Co. Boston,” (imperfections), ht. 32 in. $800-1,200

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506 Polychrome Papier-mâché Uncle Sam Figure, America, early 20th century, the fulllength figure wearing a hat with a star band, a blue long coat, a red tie, a beige vest, and red-and-white-striped trousers on a wooden platform, (imperfections), ht. 59 in. $4,000-6,000

507 Paint-decorated Wooden Wagon, America, late 19th century, with two seats, a chassis spring-mounted on wooden and iron wheels, the side panels in red, white, and blue script, lettered “Uncle Sam,” ht. 30 1/8, lg. 52, dp. 22 in. $1,500-2,500 508

508 American School, Early 20th Century Patriotic Landscape with an Eagle and Union Shield Perched on a Rocky Shore. Signed and dated “Flynn the Painter/1917” at center. Oil on board, 44 x 69 in. $3,000-5,000

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509 Polychrome Carved Indian Princess Tobacconist Figure, possibly Pennsylvania, mid to late 19th century, in a feathered headdress, wearing a necklace, costume, and robe, holding tobacco leaves in both hands, a metal ribbon affixed to base lettered “WYOMISSING,” some old repaint, ht. including base 53 in. Note: Wyomissing, in Berks County, Pennsylvania, was originally inhabited by the Lenape (Delaware) Native American tribe. The name “Wyomissing” in the Delaware language means “the land of the flats.” $8,000-12,000

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510 Cardinals Cap Public House Sign, England, 1854, the sign with arched cornice prominently shows the cardinals cap on a cream background with a black border lettered in yellow “Cardinals Cap” with scroll embellishments and the date “1854 by Tom. Upward” with original wrought iron bracket for hanging, ht. 38 1/2, wd. 34 in.

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Note: The “Cardinals Cap” was in the village of Milborne St. Andrew in Dorset, England. The Cardinal for whom the tavern was named was John Morton, born in the village in 1420 and who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1486-1500 during the reign of Henry VIII. $4,000-6,000

511 Carved Pine Figure, 19th century, a standing figure of a boy wearing a jacket and a belted vest, holds a basket of fruit in his left hand, old natural color, (imperfections), ht. 44 in. $1,500-2,500

512 American School, 19th Century Bunker Hill. Signed and dated l.c. “-DAWES- -1880-.” Oil on canvas, the monument flying American flags, surrounded by brick row buildings, each identified with their commercial function, for example “STOVES & HARDWARE” and “MEN & BOYS CLOTHING,” further surrounded by receding residential blocks, with steeples and likely the State House dome, all below a cloudy horizon and blue sky above, 22 3/4 x 16 1/2 in., in likely original molded walnut frame with ebonized and gilt liner. Condition: Minor retouch. $3,000-5,000

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513 Engraved Powder Horn, c. 1785, with chipcarved spout extending to the decoration, inscribed “CALEB FOSTER Junr.s Horn,” above the initials “JG” and dated “1785,” engraved with figures of two men engaged in a sword duel, and animals including a bear, a deer, and a donkey, all surrounded by scrolling foliate motifs, the pine cap attached with metal tacks, approx. lg. 14 1/2 in.

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Note: According to an 1833 State of New York legal document, a Caleb Foster “entered the said service [of the United States] at the new town of Stamford in the County of Dutchess in the State of New York in the spring of the year 1778, the militia having called out an alarm and joined Captain Henry Humphreys Company and Col. Cornelius Humphrey’s regiment of militia, and was immediately marched to Fishkill.” The six-page document goes on to detail Foster’s account of his military record, naming the officers under whom he served, and many of his actions. $2,000-4,000

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514 Sand Picture in a Glass Bottle with Patriotic American Eagle and Flag, Andrew Clemens, McGregor, Iowa, 1877, multicolored sand arranged in a colorless glass bottle, one side of the bottle portraying an American eagle in flight with an American flag, the reverse with “1877” above a floral device, both designs surrounded by assorted floral, geometric, and shaped multicolored borders, partial label to bottom, ht. 5 1/2 in. Note: Andrew Clemens was born in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1857. At the age of five he became deaf and mute after an illness, later earning his livelihood by painstakingly arranging colored sand to make pictures in glass bottles. The sand came from the naturally colored sandstone in the Pictured Rocks area of Iowa. He worked in McGregor, Iowa, and for a short time he made and exhibited his work at South Side Museum, a dime museum in Chicago, Illinois. He died in 1894 at the age of 37. $7,000-9,000


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515 Polychrome Cast Iron and Sheet Metal Optometrist’s Sign, America, late 19th century, the gold-painted spectacles and polychrome eyes with hinged pupils which move with the wind, original surface, (minor paint loss), ht. 9, wd. 36 in. Note: Reportedly used outside a Sagamore (Cape Cod), Massachusetts, optometrist’s office. $1,000-1,500

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516 Painted Sheet Iron Locomotive Silhouette Weathervane, reportedly from Jewett City, Connecticut, late 19th/early 20th century, supported on an iron shaft, (repairs), ht. 34 1/2, lg. 29 in. $1,500-2,500

518 Red- and Yellow-painted Pine Checkerboard, America, early 19th century, the molded surround centering the playing area, old surface, 17 x 11 in. $300-500

517 Paint-decorated Mill Game Board, America, early 20th century, painted red overall with white-painted playing surface and corner designs, with black striping, 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. $300-500

519 Red-, Black-, and White-painted Targetform Dartboard, America, 20th century, with five alternating bands centering a bull’s-eye, (imperfections and wear), dia. 8 3/4 in. $300-500

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520 Black- and White-painted Game Board, America, late 19th century, the playing surface surrounded by black-painted leafy vine border, in a black-painted molded frame, overall 24 x 24 in. $800-1,200 521 Painted Mahogany Checkerboard, America, late 19th century, with molded applied frame centering the board of dark brown painted squares delineated, bordered, and crisscrossed by yellow, red, green, and black striping, 14 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. $600-800

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522 Polychrome Paint-decorated Game Board, America, late 19th century, painted on one side with a Parcheesi board in red, blue, and mustard, with stars in the corners and home square centering a paper fan decal, the other side with a red and black checkerboard, 21 x 21 1/4 in. $600-800

523 Circular Polychrome Paint-decorated Checkerboard, America, late 19th century, the black and white playing surface with flowers painted in the white squares, surrounded by four oval landscape vignettes flanked by foliate flourishes, (imperfections), dia. 21 in. $400-600 524 Carved and Painted Articulated Dancing Black Man Toy, America, late 19th century, the figure with painted facial features and red boots “dances” on a platform, (minor imperfections), ht. 7, platform lg. 9 1/2 in. $600-800 522

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Americana – Online Sale 2753T October 20, 2PM–October 27, 4PM Lots 1000–1245


1000 Primitive Carved Pipe Box, America, late 18th/early 19th century, carved and hollowed out from one piece of wood, (insect damage to back corner), ht. 13 in., together with two clay pipes. Provenance: Collection of the late Robert Thayer. $300-500 1001 Carved Pine Hanging Board with Eleven Hooks Holding Twentythree Kitchen Items, 18th and 19th centuries, the shaped board centering a carved tree, with skimmers, strainers, ladles, skewers, a hearth fork, a crimper, a spatula, and others, board wd. 31 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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1002 Two Wrought Iron Floor Lighting Devices, probably America, 18th century, the first an adjustable candleholder with serpentine arms and coiled candle cup, on a tripod base; the second a floor rush-light candleholder on twisted shaft and tripod base of pad feet, ht. 43 1/2, 35 in., respectively. $400-600

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1003 Red/Brown-painted and Gilt Roundabout Chair, New England, 18th century, with a shaped backrest and scrolled handholds, the vase- and ring-turned stiles joining arched splats, old surface, ht. 30 3/4, seat ht. 17 in. $600-800 1004 Painted Armchair, New York or Connecticut, last half 18th century, the concave crest rail above the vasiform splat joining turned stiles, arms with curved handholds on turned supports, with rush seat above double stretchers, black paint over red, ht. 44, seat ht. 17 in. $600-800 1005 Brown-painted Side Chair, possibly New York State, late 18th century, with serpentine crest rail, vasiform splat, bulbous vase- and ring-turned stiles, turned and swelled frontal legs ending in pad feet, joined by boldly turned stretcher, old surface, ht. 41 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. $400-600

1006 Pair of Black-painted Bannisterback Side Chairs, New York, last half 18th century, the concave crest rails above reeded bannisters, with vase- and ring-turned stiles, turned frontal legs and double stretchers, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 41 1/4, seat ht. 16 in. $800-1,200 1007 Birch and Maple Bannister-back Armchair, New England, 18th century, the shaped cresting and vase and ring turnings, with green-painted splint seat and vestiges of green paint, ht. 45, seat ht. 18 in. $300-500 1008 Salmon-painted Hard Pine Candlestand, c. 1790, circular molded top and a vase- and ring-turned support on tripod cabriole leg base with pad feet, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, dia. 20 1/2 in. $300-500 1009 Sycamore and Pine Chest of Drawers, possibly southeastern New England, late 18th century, case of two short and four long thumb-molded drawers on bracket feet, replaced brasses, old refinish, vestiges of earlier paint, ht. 44, wd. 32, dp. 17 in. $800-1,200 1010 Pair of Baluster-form Cast Iron Andirons, 18th century, the shafts peened into the horizontal bases ending in penny feet, ht. 14 in. $600-800 1011 Pair of Wrought Iron Andirons, possibly America, late 18th century, with faceted terminals, (rust), ht. 15 3/4 in. $300-500 1012 Small Needlework Band Sampler, Rebekah Gutteridge, 1725, worked in threads on a linen ground, composed of several lines of decorative details above the alphabet and maker’s name below, 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in., in a modern frame, (faded, toned). $400-600

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1013 Needlework Sampler “Prudence Fuller,” Walpole, New Hampshire, c. 1801, worked in silk threads on a coarse linen ground, with alphabets above the inscription “Prudence*Fu/ ller’s*Samp/ler*Aged/8 Years/made*in/ Walpole/New Hampshire, flanked by birds and baskets of fruit, all surrounded by a meandering border of flowering vines, 16 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (sight), in a modern burl veneer frame. Note: According to a note affixed to the backing paper, Prudence Fuller was born November 30, 1793. $400-600 1014 Needlework-decorated Presentation Box, America, early 19th century, the hinged lift top opens to a wallpapered interior simulating blue sponge decoration, the exterior needleworkdecorated with applied pen-and-ink decorated paper sections, the one on the front lettered “Filial Affection,” (losses), ht. 4 3/4, wd. 8 1/2, dp. 6 in. $200-400 1015 Two Pen-and-ink Schoolroom Calligraphy Exercises, Reny Nixon, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1814 and 1817, one titled “A Dirge,” the other “Revenge,” each identified by the maker at the bottom, (losses to edges, minor staining), each 12 x 7 in. (sight), in giltwood frames. $300-500 1016 Five Leather Wallets, America, 18th and 19th centuries, the smallest marked by maker CA Cobb, Lancaster, Massachusetts, and inscribed “Adelbert Boynton Pepperell, Mass.,” presumably the owner; another inscribed “Cyrus Osborn, Boston,” with indistinct mark; another marked by Cobb; a leather case with pad and pen sleeve, inscribed “Wm. F. Reed Police Office Boston” and with an 1854 calendar; the largest with brass clasp, dated “1730” inside, (wear, especially to largest), lg. to 7 3/4 in. $500-700 1017 Embroidered Silk Gentleman’s Vest, first half 19th century, the blue silk with meandering flowering vine embroidery, and light brown glazed lining. Note: A handwritten note in the pocket reads: “My dear Father’s Wedding Vest, Rio de Janeiro - 1837.” $300-500


1019 American School, Late 19th Century Still Life with a Basket of Apples on a Table. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 14 x 18 in., in a period molded walnut frame and gilt liner. Condition: Two small repaired punctures and a small tear, surface grime. $300-500 1020 Large Oval Covered Box, New England, early 19th century, the box grain-painted to resemble rosewood, with gilt stenciled floral and foliate designs and yellow pinstriped border, the interior painted yellow, (some paint wear), ht. 7, wd. 23 1/4, dia. 17 in. $600-800 1021 Green-painted Storage Box, America, late 19th century, the hinged lid above a case, the facade lettered in white “P.B. & Co./Papers 1881” within a border, ht. 11, wd. 19, dp. 13 3/4 in. $300-500 1022 Two Yellow Paint-decorated Bellows, New England, early 19th century, one with fruit and foliate designs, one with smoke-decoration and a cornucopia, (both lacking leather bellows), lg. 18 1/2 in. $400-600 1023 Carved Wooden Blue-painted Baseball Bat and Leather Baseball, America, 19th century, (signs of heavy use), bat lg. 29 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of the late Robert Thayer. $300-500 1024 Black-painted Splint Basket, New England, 19th century, oblong form with oval rim and squared bottom, with bentwood handles, old surface, (imperfections), ht. to top of handle 6 3/4, lg. 16, dp. 9 1/2 in. $300-500

1025 Painted Tin Box, Vermont, mid-19th century, with hinged top, the box painted green with decoration and “F, SAFFORD. BRANDON Vt.” in gold, all outlined in red pinstriping, ht. 3 1/2, wd. 8 1/4, dp. 4 1/2 in. Provenance: Frank Safford was born 1830, in Canada, and was employed as an engineer at Brandon House, in Brandon, Vermont. He served in Company D, 21st Massachusetts Infantry in the Civil War. He died in 1917 in Brandon. $200-250 1026 Portrait of a Boy with His Horse Pull Toy, American School, c. 1860, the subject wears a blue dress and stands tending a horse pull toy on a carpeted floor, oil on canvas, relined, (restoration), in a period walnut frame, 25 3/4 x 21 1/2 in. $600-800 1027 Portrait of Abigail Seward, American School, c. 1840, the sitter wears a lace shawl, seated on a classical sofa, oil on canvas, in gilt-gesso frame, (relined), 30 x 25 in. Provenance: Seward Estate, Pomfret, Vermont, to the estate of Paul Oppenheimer, former Chairman of the New England Antiquarian Society. Note: The sitter is probably the mother of William H. Seward, Secretary of State in the Lincoln Administration. $300-500 1028 American School, Mid-19th Century Portrait of a Woman in a Brown Dress with Red Sash. Unsigned. Pastel on paper, 19 3/4 x 16 1/2 in., in a period giltwood frame. Condition: Minor losses and tears to edges, minor discoloration to black background. $800-1,200 1029 Paint-decorated and Decoupage Pine Box, New England, 19th century, with decoration of kittens, animals, and buildings, and painted initials on back “AB,” on allover putty-painted ground, green bordering and yellow pinstriping, (dirty overall, faded, losses to decoration), ht. 8 1/2, wd. 20, dp. 10 1/2 in. $200-400

1030 Yellow-painted Child’s Slat-back Chair, New England, early 19th century, with turned finials on tapering stiles joining three slats, the front legs topped with turned concentric rings, ht. 15 1/4, seat ht. 5 1/2 in. $300-500 1031 Pine Chest over Drawer, New England, early 18th century, the molded lift top above a double arched molded case on bracket feet, (imperfections), ht. 32 3/4, wd. 34 3/4, dp. 17 in. $800-1,200 1032 Red-stained Pine Six-board Chest, New England, 18th century, hinged top on a box with valanced base, (imperfections), ht. 25, wd. 34 1/2, dp. 17 1/2 in. $600-800

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1018 Watercolor Drawing “My Pretty Cockatoo,” probably America, early 19th century, the image of a bird on a stylized flowering branch, watercolor and pinprick on paper, in a period mahogany veneer frame, (toned), overall 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. $300-500

1033 Figured Maple Chest of Drawers, southeastern New England, late 18th century, case with two half thumbmolded drawers and four graduated long drawers on bracket feet, replaced brasses, old refinish, ht. 40 3/4, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 18 1/2 in. $600-800 1034 Small Grain-painted Pine Blanket Chest, New England, early 19th century, the hinged lift top on case with bootjack ends, ht. 13 3/4, wd. 18, dp. 10 in. Provenance: Lily Conant of Lincoln, Massachusetts, companion to Helen Storrow. $400-600 1035 Paint-decorated Six-board Chest, probably New England, early 19th century, mustard yellow paint with combed wavy lines, on applied bracket feet, ht. 25, wd. 42, dp. 19 in. $700-900 1036 Red-painted Chest over Two Drawers, New England, early 19th century, the molded top with a case of two drawers on cut-out feet, with old brass pulls, original surface, ht. 38, wd. 37, dp. 17 3/4 in. $700-900

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1037 Black- and Gilt-painted Cherry Candlestand, New England, early 19th century, the square top on a vase- and ring-turned support and tripod base of shaped legs, old surface, ht. 26 1/2, wd. 16 1/8, dp. 15 1/2 in. $300-500 1038 Small Brown-painted Cherry Chest of Drawers, probably New England, early 19th century, the molded top on a case of two short and two long drawers, on applied base, wooden pulls, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 13, wd. 13, dp. 7 1/2 in. $400-600 1039 Federal Birch Tilt-top Candlestand, New England, c. 1810, octagonal top with molded edge centering an inlaid shaped panel, on vase- and ring-turned support and tripod base of shaped legs on spade feet, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/4, wd. 21, dp. 15 1/2 in. $400-600

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1040 Federal Square-top Candlestand, New England, early 19th century with square beaded top on a vase- and ring-turned support on tripod base and shaped legs ending in spade feet, old surface, ht. 27 1/2, wd. 15, dp. 14 1/2 in. $300-500

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1041 Federal Cherry Tilt-top Candlestand, New England, c. 1800, the oval top on vase- and ring-turned support and tripod base of shaped legs on spade feet, (refinished, minor imperfections), ht. 29, wd. 21, dp. 13 in. $300-500 1042 Federal Painted Tilt-top Candlestand, New England, early 19th century, with octagonal top on vaseand ring-turned support and tripod base of shaped legs, with 19th century black and floral painted decoration, ht. 28, wd. 14 3/4, dp. 21 1/4 in. $300-500 1043 Grain-painted One-drawer Stand, possibly New England, c. 1830, on vase- and ring-turned legs, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 30, wd. 21, dp. 20 in. $300-500

1044 European School, 19th Century Portrait of a Gothic Stone Church. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, showing the church with figures in the square, the church’s pediment with cutout hole surrounded by a clock dial, 22 x 26 1/2 in., in a giltwood frame. Condition: Craquelure, losses u.l. and l.r. $600-800 1045 Anglo-American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Man in a Top Hat with His Horse. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in., in a molded giltwood frame. $300-500 1046 English School, Mid-19th Century Fog Scene, Tilton. Unsigned, titled and dated “1851” on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 12 1/4 x 15 in., in a molded giltwood and carved gesso frame. Condition: Unlined. $300-350 1047 Set of Four Demitasse Spoons, probably Boston, 18th century, the handles with rounded ends engraved “A.W” and bordered by diagonal banding, joined to the bowls with cast shells, and another spoon marked by John Coburn of Boston, lg. of set 4 1/4 in. $200-250 1048 Five Coin Silver Serving Spoons, Newport, Rhode Island, 19th century, maker’s marks for Nichols and for Geffroy, lg. 8 3/4 in. $200-250 1049 Coin Silver Urn-form Cream Jug, Boston, early 19th century, with beaded detail, (dents), ht. 9 in. $300-500 1050 Seventy-one Coin Silver Spoons, America, 19th century, with various maker’s marks, mostly teaspoons. $300-500

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1051 Twenty-nine Coin Silver Serving Spoons, a Jelly-spoon, and Two Pairs of Sugar Tongs, mostly New England, 19th century, with various maker’s marks, some monogrammed and engraved. $250-350 1052 Thirty-five Coin Silver Spoons, mostly Rhode Island, various forms, maker’s marks include those for Nichols and Tisdale, some engraved or monogrammed. $300-500 1053 Inlaid Brass-bound Rosewood Box and Thirty-six Silver Articles, mostly 19th century, the box, formerly a lap desk, now fitted for silverware, containing mostly American coin silver spoons, along with two seafood forks, a pair of sugar tongs, a collapsible Gorham child’s cup, and others, box ht. 7, wd. 20, dp. 10 3/4 in. $400-600 1054 Silver Ladle, Jehu and W.L. Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1839-50, with maker’s mark, monogrammed “MJAJ” on the back of the handle, lg. 13 1/2 in. $200-300 1055 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Sideboard, possibly New York, c. 1800, the serpentine case of three drawers and four hinged doors bordered by contrasting stringing and crossbanding, the stiles inlaid with diamonds continuing to square tapering legs, (imperfections), ht. 40 1/4, wd. 74, dp. 27 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000 1056 Mahogany and Gilt-gesso Wall Timepiece, Joshua Seward, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1830-35, the case with rust and white eglomise tablets, dial marked “Seward,” (imperfections, restoration), ht. 33 in. $600-800


1058 Federal Gilt-gesso Mirror, New England, early 19th century, with molded cornice above a frieze depicting a beehive flanked by trees and cherubs, above the reversepainted tablet showing an eagle, all flanked by spiral columns, ht. 24 1/4, wd. 14 1/2 in. $400-600 1059 Gilt-gesso Mirror, William Bittle and James Cooper, Boston, c. 1825, the gilt and ebonized split-baluster frame joining corner rosettes, the panel with a fruit-filled cornucopia in relief, the backboard with maker’s label, ht. 43 1/2 x 20 3/4 in. $300-500 1060 Gilt-gesso Split-baluster Mirror, New England, c. 1825-30, the gilt and black frame with reverse-painted tablet showing a basket of flowers, ht. 27 1/4, wd. 13 1/2 in. $300-500 1061 Set of Six Graduated Pewter Measures, England, 19th century, the largest one quart, bulbous forms, scrolled handles with ball terminals, ht. to 6 in. $300-500 1062 Pair of Tin Sconces, America, early 19th century, the circular backs with crimped edges above shaped arms terminating in candle cups with crimped drip pans, ht. 12 1/2 in. $400-600 1063 Tin Baby Feeder, America, 19th century, with cork in one side, and wood and pewter stopper, lg. 8 in. Provenance: Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer. $400-600

1064 Three Hand-blown Colorless Glasses, America or England, late 18th century, two with flaring paneled sides on shaped petal bases, and a “thumper” glass on heavy circular base. $200-250

1071 Pair of Brass and Iron Lemon-top Andirons, Boston, Massachusetts, early 19th century, with columnar shafts, square plinths, matching brass log stops, and spurred cabriole legs, ht. 19 in. $600-800

1065 Twenty-two Pieces of Colorless Blown and Blown Molded Glass, America, early to mid-19th century, including two flasks, a cream pitcher, a compote, a miniature compote, a low bowl, a perfume, three cruets, a shaker, a mug, a wine, a finger bowl, a master salt, two top hat toothpick holders, three tumblers, and two flip glasses, ht. to 6 1/2 in. $400-600

1072 Three-piece Brass and Iron Belted Ball-top Fire Tool Set, early 19th century, comprising tongs, a poker, and a shovel, together with a pair of jamb hooks, tool lg. 30 in. $400-600

1066 Eleven Blown and Blown-molded Colorless Glass Wines, early 19th century, including four with scalloped bases and two with wheel-etched neoclassical designs, ht. to 4 1/2 in. $200-300 1067 Three Brass and Copper Tobacco Boxes, late 18th century, two of oblong form with brass top and bottom and copper sides: one with engraved decoration of sailboats, the other with a landscape with figures and animals; and one in the form of a brimmed cap, lg. to 7 in. $300-500 1068 Five Pairs of Brass “Diamond Jubilee” Candlesticks, late 19th century, baluster-turned and diamondfaceted shafts, in pairs impressed “The Ace of Diamonds,” “The King of Diamonds,” and so on, ht. 14 - 10 3/4 in. $800-1,200 1069 Pair of Brass and Iron Lemontop Andirons, America, early 19th century, on spurred cabriole legs, with matching log stops, together with three associated tools and a tool stand, andirons ht. 17 in. $400-500 1070 Pair of Beaded Belted Ball-top Andirons, probably America, early 19th century, baluster shafts on spurred cabriole legs ending in ball feet, ht. 16 3/4 in. $300-500

1073 Brass and Iron Wirework Serpentine Fire Fender, America, 19th century, brass rail above vertical wires decorated with scrolls, ht. 15, wd. 48 1/2 in. $600-800

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1057 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Games Table, possibly New York, c. 1815-20, the folding top with crossbanded border and brass beaded edge opens to a felt-lined interior on conforming frame and lyre-form support continuing to four outward flaring paneled legs on cast brass hairy paw feet, (refinished), ht. 30, wd. 36, dp. 18 in. $500-700

1074 Pair of Small Belted Acorn-top Andirons, America, early 19th century, baluster shafts on spurred cabriole legs and ball feet, ht. 16 1/2 in. $600-800 1075 Brass and Iron Wirework Fire Fender, America, early 19th century, the brass rail with two steeple finials above the vertical and scrolling iron wires, (imperfections, missing center finial), ht. 14, wd. 53 1/2 in. $400-600 1076 New Hampshire Woven Splint Farm Basket, late 19th century, the round form with carved hardwood double handles, ht. 6 1/2, dia. 17 in. $200-250 1077 Two Turned Burl Bowls, probably New England, early 19th century, one with three incised rings near the rim, old surface, (imperfections and repair), dia. 15 3/4, 14 in. $600-800 1078 Turned Maple Bowl, probably New England, 19th century, the heavy bowl with double-beaded rim, old surface, (shrinkage cracks), dia. 17 in. $300-500

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1079 Six Wooden Objects, America, 19th century, four scoops or ladles and two rolling pins, lg. to 16 in. $600-800 1080 Two Knife Boxes, New England, early 19th century, both of dovetailconstructed canted form, one mahogany with pierced handhold, the other cherry with heart cutout, ht. 5 1/2, 5 in. $300-500 1081 Black-painted and Gilt-stenciled Tin Serving Tray, America, c. 1855, depicting a Crimean War scene, with English and French troops engaged in battle, 19 x 25 3/4 in. $400-600

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1082 Mahogany Inlaid Bureau Box, eastern New England, early 19th century, the lift top above a compartmented interior, and drawer below, (imperfections), ht. 4, wd. 13, dp. 9 1/2 in. $300-500

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1083 Mahogany Inlaid Box with Drawer, probably America, early 19th century, the rectangular box with hinged lift lid opening to well, above the single drawer which locks with a pin, old surface, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 8 1/2, dp. 11 1/2 in. $300-500 1084 Carved Chestnut Candlebox, possibly New England, early 19th century, the rectangular dovetailed box with shaped backboard and chamfered sliding lid, ht. 15, wd. 6 1/4, dp. 3 in. $300-500 1085 Wood-handled Iron Portable Stagecoach Bootscraper, America, 19th century, the T-shaped wood handle branded “E.B. TRACY,” continuing to the iron legs joining the sheet iron scraper, ht. 36 1/4 in. $300-500 1086 Carved Cherry Niddy-noddy, New England, early 19th century, with carved star decoration, lg. 18 3/4 in. $200-250

1087 Two Wood and Wire-constructed Baskets, late 19th century, constructed of staves wrapped together with wire, and joined to the solid bottoms with a metal band and small tacks, lg. 14, 20 1/2 in. $200-250 1088 Small Schooner Diorama, probably New England, early 20th century, showing the two-masted vessel within a black-painted shadow box frame, 6 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. $300-500 1089 Carved and Painted Ship Diorama in a Shadow Box Frame, America, early 20th century, showing the two-masted vessel under full sail flanked by two smaller vessels, one a paddlewheeler, ht. 14, wd. 25, dp. 5 in. $400-600 1090 Painted and Carved Wood Diorama of the Venus, Captain James Keating, Reading, Massachusetts, second quarter 20th century, with a mahogany veneer shadow box frame, signed and inscribed on the cardboard backing, 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. $400-600 1091 “Nantucket” Painted Wood Whirligig, early 20th century, the polychrome windmill stands on a grassy knoll with path, lettered “NANTUCKET” and the date 1746, ht. 12, wd. 12 3/4 in. $300-500 1092 Pair of Carved Mahogany and Painted Rope Becket Handles, America, 19th century, the shaped brackets with chamfered edges house the black-painted ropework handles, (imperfections), ht. 11 in. $300-500 1093 Beaded Walnut Frame with Mounted Stars, America, late 19th century, the four crosspieces joined with stars, refinished, overall 10 3/4 x 8 1/2, aperture 6 x 4 in. $200-250

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1094 Cobalt Glass and Turned and Carved Table Screen, Nantucket, late 19th century, the glass panel within a gilt and ebonized frame, on a turned post ornamented with small gilt balls on a chain, and octagonal base signed and dated on the underside “Jas. A. Folger, Maker, 1877,” ht. 18 3/4 in. $400-600 1095 Turned Whalebone Fid, America, 19th century, the turned top with incised lines, (imperfections), lg. 5 1/2 in. $200-300 1096 Carved Hardwood Fid, America, 19th century, with turned and rounded end, the tapering form with ropework band, lg. 9 1/4 in. $250-350 1097 Small Carved Whalebone Seam Rubber, America, 19th century, with faceted top, lg. 4 in. $200-300 1098 Small Carved Whalebone Seam Rubber, America, 19th century, with ball top and tapered handle, with incised beading to edges, lg. 4 1/8 in. $300-500 1099 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, the tooth decorated on one side with a fashionably dressed woman, (chip to tip), lg. 6 1/4 in. $600-800 1100 Carved Ivory Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, the scrolling form with two long tines, (minor staining), lg. 5 in. $400-600 1101 Carved Whalebone Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, the pierced handle with heart terminal, lg. 6 1/4 in. $250-350 1102 Two Turned Jagging Wheels, America, 19th century, one with shaped and beaded handle, the other with turned handle, lg. to 5 3/4 in. $300-500


1104 Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, America, 19th century, with rounded ends, central reserve with inscribed letters “A R” and inscribed “R. Snow,” flanked by foliate motifs, lg. 12 in. $400-600 1105 Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, America, 19th century, with rounded ends, showing a girl holding a small branch, and figural group below, lg. 13 1/4 in. $400-600 1106 Scrimshaw Baleen Busk, America, c. 1827, with peaked and notched ends decorated with allover chip-carving consisting of a stylized tulip, a flowering plant, and the initials “BG” and date “1827” below, lg. 11 1/2 in. $200-400 1107 Turned Whalebone and Cast Brass Wax Seal, possibly America, 19th century, the ring-turned handle with engraved octagonal seal “NA,” lg. 4 in. $400-600 1108 Three Turned Whalebone Bodkins, America, 19th century, lg. to 2 7/8 in. $300-500 1109 Carved Ivory Seal, America, 19th century, the squared form with swelled shaft, the seal lettered “DDF,” lg. 2 1/2 in. $200-250 1110 Small Turned Ivory and Whalebone Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, the handle with thin rings highlighted with black and red pigments, lg. 3 3/4 in. $400-600

1111 Turned Whalebone Seal, America, 19th century, the vase and ring-turned handle with cross-hatched seal, lg. 3 3/8 in. $200-250 1112 Two Whalebone Seals, America, 19th century, one carved with foliate devices in low relief and seal of the letter “A” surrounded by flourishes, the other turned with brass seal “NJ,” (repair), lg. to 4 1/8 in. $400-600 1113 Carved Bodkin with Clenched Fist, America, 19th century, further decorated with cross-hatching and zigzag carving, lg. 3 3/4 in. $200-300 1114 Two Turned Ivory Seals, America, 19th century, with thin ring turnings highlighted with red, blue, and black pigments, lg. to 2 1/4 in. $400-600 1115 Three Carved and Turned Ivory or Bone Bodkins, America, 19th century, one with faceted top, lg. to 4 in. $300-500 1116 Three Turned and Carved Whalebone or Ivory Bodkins, America, 19th century, the first with carved fist and ring turnings highlighted in red and blue, the second with three sections of cross-hatching, and the third with fine ring turnings, lg. to 5 in. $400-600 1117 Three Whalebone Fids, America, 19th century, the longest with three thin ring turnings, lg. 3 7/8 to 11 7/8 in. $500-700 1118 Four Turned or Carved Whalebone or Ivory Bodkins, America, 19th century, of varied form, lg. to 3 7/8 in. $300-500

1119 Whalebone and Sheet Metal Ship Captain’s Eraser, America, 19th century, the shaped handle with pointed terminal, on custom stand, (rust to blade), lg. not including stand 5 in. $300-500 1120 Two Whalebone Letter Openers and a Whalebone Shaving Brush, America, 19th century, the longer letter opener shaped, the shaving brush with turned handle, lg. to 10 in. $200-250 1121 Carved and Ebony-inlaid Dagger, America, 19th century, the reeded swelled handle with shaped terminal with incised initials “NF,” on stand, lg. 8 1/4 in. $300-500

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1103 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth, America, 19th century, the double-sided tooth carved with a profile portrait of a fashionable woman on one side, and a girl seated on a cushion on the other, (age cracks), lg. 5 1/4 in. $800-1,200

1122 Turned Ivory and Wood Cane, America, 19th century, the turned knop highlighted with red pigment, on the wooden shaft with diamond inlay, lg. 36 3/4 in. $600-800 1123 Turned Ebony and Ivory Cane, America, 19th century, the ring-turned knop with ebony inlay on the tapering wooden shaft, (damage to knop), lg. 35 in. $600-800 1124 Carved Ivory and Wood Cane, America, 19th century, the shaped handhold with finely carved tassel, metal collar, and thin wooden shaft, lg. 32 3/4 in. $300-500 1126 Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, the tapering rounded knop above four inlaid bands and whalebone shaft, lg. 36 1/4 in. $600-800 1127 Carved Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, with monkey fist knop above a faceted section joined to the whalebone shaft by ebony banding, (repairs), lg. 31 1/2 in. $600-800

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1128 Wood and Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, the turned knop and two inlaid rings below, on exotic wood shaft, lg. 34 3/4 in. $600-800 1129 Whalebone Cane, America, 19th century, the turned knop above a collar with two metal tacks and slender tapering whalebone shaft, lg. 34 in. $300-500

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1130 Carved Wooden Cane, America, late 19th century, the top in the form of a woman’s leg wearing a garter, above a bellflower and leaf section carved with the name “MacArthur,” lg. 34 1/4 in. $300-500

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1135 American School, Late 19th Century

1140 Chinese School, 19th Century

Yacht Race. Signed “J.H.P. Inslee” l.r. Watercolor on paper, 15 1/2 x 13 in., in a later wood frame with mat and gilt liner. $400-600

A Visiting Official. Unsigned. Reverse-painting on glass, figures showing reverence to an enthroned figure, 18 3/4 x 22 1/2 in., in original carved hardwood frame. Condition: Losses to pigment, minor losses to frame. $250-350

1136 American/Italian School, 19th Century 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. $800-1,200

1131 Polychrome Paint-decorated Swordfish Sword, early 20th century, one side of the blade with three scenes showing sailors with harpoons at the ready, the blade joined near the hilt to a section of wood, the reverse side of the wood section of the blade painted with a swordfish, wooden hilt and grip, lg. 32 1/4 in. $400-600

1137 American/Italian School, 19th Century

1132 Frank Wilbert Stokes (New York/ Tennessee, 1858-1955)

1138 American/Italian School, 19th Century

Beached Sailboat. Signed with initials “FWS” l.l. Oil on paper laid down on panel, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in., in a molded giltwood and gesso frame. Condition: Surface grime, losses to frame. $500-700

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. $800-1,200

1133 American School, 19th Century Portrait of an American Frigate. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 16 3/4 x 10 3/4 in., in a molded giltwood frame. $400-600 1134 American School, Early 20th Century Portrait of a Gaff-rigged Sailboat. Signed l.l. “M.” Oil on panel, showing the boat sailing toward the sunset, with black-painted beaded edge, 11 x 7 in., unframed.

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. $800-1,200

1139 Chinese School, 19th Century Two Works Depicting an Emperor and Empress with their Servants. Unsigned, identified in character inscriptions applied to the lower edge. Watercolor on rice paper, 13 x 7 1/2 in., matted in giltwood frames. Condition: Minor losses to edges and corners. $200-250

Note: A partial label on the reverse reads “---RLES LAWRENCE/NEW BEDFORD.” $300-500

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1141 Chinese Export Porcelain Punch Bowl and Two Sweetmeat Dishes, late 18th/early 19th century, hemispherical bowl decorated with polychrome enamel flower sprigs in the center, with gilt spearhead interior rim border, the exterior decorated with blossoms and butterflies, ht. 4 3/4, dia. 10 5/8; and two small floral-decorated shallow hexagonal sweetmeat dishes with green trellis rim borders, dia. 6 1/4 in. $300-500 1142 Eight Pieces of Chinese Export Porcelain, late 18th/early 19th century, the cobalt borders with gilt stars and family mark of a bent arm holding an orange cross on the rims, centering the letter “H” within a decorative oval, consisting of a sauceboat and cover with attached undertray, a syllabub, a syllabub cover, a small oval platter, a large oval platter, and three dinner plates, (chips, gilt wear, imperfections), large platter lg. 16 in. $500-700 1143 Six Pieces of Chinese Export Porcelain, 19th century, including two Rose medallion shrimp plates, an orange bird and butterfly dinner plate, a green bird and butterfly dinner plate, an octagonal plate with two horses, and a smaller plate with blue and green lattice border centering a figural scene. $300-500 1144 Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Garden Seats, 19th century, the barrel forms with blue latticework background, three-part border, and figural scenes, ht. 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500


1152 Bennington Pottery-type Houndhandled Pitcher, probably Bennington, Vermont, 19th century, decorated in two registers: the upper with grapevines, the lower with dogs chasing a stag, ht. 9 1/4 in. $300-500

1158 Bennington Pottery Trivet, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, square with molded border surrounding latticework, 1849 mark on underside, (several shallow chips), ht. 1 1/4, wd. 7 1/4, dp. 7 1/4 in. $300-500

1146 Four Canton Porcelain Vegetable Dishes, China, late 19th century, a pair of rectangular covered serving dishes, and a pair of shaped covered serving dishes, (imperfections). $400-600

1153 Bennington Pottery Biscuit Jar and Cover, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, the shaped cover on the cylindrical jar with applied handles, 1849 mark on underside, overall ht. 9 in. $300-500

1159 Two Pieces of Bennington Pottery, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, a pie plate and a low bowl, brown mottled glazes, each with 1849 mark on underside, dia. to 10 in. $400-600

1147 Ninety Canton Porcelain Table Items, China, late 19th century, including cups and saucers, rice spoons, two sauceboats, three sugar bowls, two syllabubs, and urn-form teapot, a drum form teapot, a small teapot, two cream jugs, a celadon and blue glazed vase, and a Buddha. $300-500

1154 Two Bennington Pottery Flasks, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, the first, a coachman flask with brown mottled glaze and 1849 mark; the other with scene on each side of two people drinking at a table under a grape arbor, light brown glaze, unmarked; ht. to 10 1/2 in. $300-500

1160 Bennington Pottery Flint Enamel Glazed Lion, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, with “coleslaw” mane, light brown and gray/green streaked glaze, no base, unmarked, (two legs repaired, minor firing cracks), ht. 7 1/2, lg. 10 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500

1148 Chinese Export Porcelain Punchbowl, last half 19th century, the interior and exterior with panels showing figures in a variety of domestic and commercial pursuits, with floral, bird, and dragon borders, dia. 15 3/4 in. $700-900

1155 Three Pieces of Bennington Pottery, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, two Toby jugs, one with light brown glaze, one with dark brown glaze, each with leg-form handles and shoe terminal; and a covered figural snuff jar; all with 1849 mark on underside; (imperfections), ht. to 5 3/4 in. $400-600

1149 Small Chinese Export Porcelain Punch Bowl, 19th century, with interior and exterior floral and foliate decoration throughout in green, pink, blue, red, white, and gilt, ht. 5, dia. 11 1/4 in. $500-700 1150 Two Oval Bennington Pottery Frames, probably Bennington, Vermont, 19th century, with ogee molding and oval apertures, frames 12 1/4 x 11, 8 x 7 1/4, apertures 6 x 5, 3 3/4 x 3 in. $300-500 1151 Two Bennington Pottery-type Book Flasks, probably Bennington, Vermont, 19th century, with mottled light and medium brown glaze, one with blue highlights, both titled “DEPARTED SPIRITS,” ht. 5 3/4 in. $400-600

1156 Assembled Set of Three Graduated Bennington Pottery Bowls, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, the largest with light greenish brown glaze and orange spots, the middle bowl with medium brown glaze and orange spots, the smallest with mottled glaze; each with straight canted sides, rolled rims, and 1849 mark on underside, (breaks and imperfections), ht. to 4 1/2, dia. to 12 1/4 in. $400-600 1157 Pair of Bennington Potterytype Curtain Tiebacks, probably Bennington, Vermont, 19th century, the ten-pointed star terminals with columnar posts, lg. 4 1/2, dia. 4 1/4 in. $300-500

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1145 Two Pieces of Chinese Export Porcelain, 19th century, including a Canton pattern soup tureen with foliate knop and twisted handles, and a Fitz Hugh platter, tureen ht. 10, platter lg. 15 1/2 in. $400-600

1161 Three Pieces of Parianware, America, 19th century, including a creamer decorated with flowering vines marked “Fenton’s Works/Bennington/Vermont” on the underside, with matching unmarked covered sugar; and a water lily-decorated pitcher with punchwork ground marked “US POTTERY” on the underside, (imperfections and losses), ht. to 7 3/4 n. $400-600 1162 Two Pieces of Bennington Pottery, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-58, a ribbed pipkin in dark brown glaze, 1849 mark on underside; and an oblong octagonal serving dish with light brown spotted glaze, 1849 mark on underside, pipkin ht. 6 1/2, dish lg. 9 1/2 in. $300-500 1163 Tied Biederwand Coverlet, “P. Warner Carroll county 1861 E. Hoffman fancy patent,” the pattern of floral rosettes and stars, with a border of vines, houses, and trees, on a striped field of red, olive green, and blue, (imperfections, hole and wear at seam). $300-500

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1164 Tied Biederwand Coverlet, C. Wiand, Allentown, Pennsylvania, c. 1845, floral rosettes in a grid pattern bordered by tulips and other flowers, with corner block, in red/orange, rust, yellow, light blue, and navy. $300-500 1165 Double Weave Coverlet, America, last half 19th century, the oval floral wreath on a striped sawtooth field and wide border of urns of flowers and grapevines, (minor imperfections, fringe separation). $200-400 1166 Double Weave Coverlet, “Made by John Seibert Lowhill,” Lehigh County Pennsylvania, c. 1850, central floral medallion with baskets of fruit and cornucopias within a wide floral border in red, green, and blue. $300-500

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1167 Double Weave Coverlet, America 1840s, the deep indigo and creamcolored pattern of floral rosettes with a border on three sides. $200-400

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1168 Double Weave Coverlet, possibly Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, with central star and floral medallion and eagle and shield spandrels on wide floral border on a striped field of rust, yellow, red, blue, and green. $300-500 1169 Three Cotton Crib Quilts, America, late 19th/early 20th century, the first an Amish example with black ground centering eight-pointed stars within border, red edging; the second a sunburst quilt in red, pink, brown, gray, and orange; the third with white ground, central flower motif, and green swag border tied with red ribbons, to 40 x 41 1/2 in. $600-800 1170 Cotton Floral Crib Quilt, America, last half of the 19th century, the repeating design of applique red flowers on green leafed stems with red tied drapery border, ht. 66, wd. 43 in. $400-600

1171 Cotton Lone Star Quilt, America, 1888, the large star surrounded by smaller stars and banded border in white on a brilliant red background, signed “AMC 1888,” 80 x 78 in. $600-800 1172 Cotton “Lemon Peel” Quilt, America, early 20th century, the pattern in bright red and light blue/green with triangular pattern on two sides, 81 x 72 1/2 in. $800-1,200 1173 Cotton Touching Stars Quilt, America, late 19th century, the red repeating star pattern with double sawtooth border, (imperfections, some fading, washed, minor staining). $400-600 1174 Cotton Pinwheel Quilt, America, last half 19th century, the indigo pinwheel design with printed pink and white floral pattern bordered by a pink floral toile border. $400-600 1175 Mahogany Freestanding Shelf, America, 19th century, the shaped crest above three graduated shelves joining shaped sides and cutout feet, old surface, ht. 25 1/2, wd. 24, dp. 6 1/2 in. $400-600 1176 Herb or Apothecary Case of Twenty Drawers, probably England, 19th century, the drawers painted with panels reading Angelica, Bog Bean, Golden Rod, etc., ht. 22 1/2, wd. 45 1/2, dp. 9 in. $700-900 1177 Red-painted Clothes Cupboard, New England, early 19th century, the flat molded cornice above a single hinged door and an applied bracket base with canted feet, original red paint, 72 1/8 x 42 x 15 in. $800-1,200 1178 Painted “NO SMOKING IN THIS BUILDING.” Sign, America, early 20th century, the double-sided sign with black lettering on a white ground, 12 1/4 x 32 in. $300-500

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1179 Tramp Art Carved Covered Wooden Box, America, late 19th century, the faceted box with silver-painted applied hearts and frames with mirrors, on pedestal base, old surface, ht. 13 1/2, wd. 9 in. Provenance: Clifford Wallach. $600-800 1180 Polychrome Paint-decorated Parcheesi Board, America, 19th century, the rectangular board with breadboard ends, tan-painted ground and playing surface in red, yellow, green, and blue, with white-painted borders, (paint wear), 19 1/2 x 25 in. $400-600 1181 Polychrome Paint-decorated Checkerboard, America, late 19th century, the square board centering the red and white playing surface with maroon border and applied rounded edge, (paint wear), 15 3/4 x 16 in. $300-500 1182 Polychrome Paint-decorated Checkerboard, America, 19th century, the red-, green-, and black-painted playing surface surrounded by a maroon border and applied black frame, (minor wear), 16 x 15 1/4 in. $300-500 1183 Polychrome Paint-decorated Double-sided Game Board, America, 19th century, the dovetailed and pinned frame borders on one side a black and white checkers playing surface flanked by ball-topped marble columns, the reverse painted with a backgammon surface, (insect damage to frame, paint wear and loss), 17 x 24 1/2 in. $300-500 1184 Polychrome Paint-decorated Checkerboard, America, 19th century, the orange- and black-painted playing surface with dark blue border and applied black-painted frame, (minor wear), 17 x 15 1/2 in. $300-500


1186 Polychrome Paint-decorated Two-sided Game Board, America, late 19th century, the rectangular board with breadboard ends and shaped corners, one side centering a Parcheesi board in yellow, red, black, green, blue, white, and yellow/ green; the other side painted with a checkerboard surrounded by beading and flanked by decoupage landscape panels, carved applied foliate corners, (imperfections, three applied foliate corners missing, losses to beading), 30 x 19 1/4 in. $300-500 1187 Hooked Rug with Three Cats, America, early 20th century, the yellow, gray, and white cats on a tile floor within an oval, with foliate spandrels, (minor imperfections), 26 1/2 x 53 in. $200-400 1188 Hand-loomed Striped Rag Rug, New England, c. 1900, horizontal and vertical stripes in earth tones with four wide bands of red, tan, and orange, 11 ft. 4 in. x 6 ft. 2 in. $600-800 1189 Wool and Cotton Hooked Rug, America, early 20th century, the series of steps in a variety of colors on a gray field and beaded border, ht. 24 1/4, wd. 38 1/2 in. $400-600 1190 No lot.

1191 Grenfell Rug Showing Mallards in Flight, Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland and Labrador, early 20th century, composed of bleached and dyed rayon, cotton, and silk strips hooked onto a burlap backing, the ducks against a background of mountains with marsh grasses below, bears original cloth tag, 57 x 40 in. $1,200-1,500 1192 Small Grenfell Fisherman Hooked Mat, Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland and Labrador, early 20th century, composed of bleached and dyed rayon, cotton, and silk strips hooked onto a burlap backing, depicting a fisherman mending his net, mounted on a stretcher, (staining), 12 x 16 in. $400-600 1193 Small Grenfell Fisherman Hooked Mat, Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland and Labrador, early 20th century, composed of bleached and dyed rayon, cotton, and silk strips hooked onto a burlap backing, depicting a fisherman mending his net, mounted on a stretcher, (staining), 11 x 15 1/4 in. $400-600 1194 Grenfell Newfoundland Hooked Mat, Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland and Labrador, early 20th century, composed of bleached and dyed rayon, cotton, and silk strips hooked onto a burlap backing, depicting the island of Newfoundland, mounted on a stretcher, (minor fading and edge losses), 15 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. $400-600 1195 Small Grenfell Newfoundland Hooked Mat, Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland and Labrador, early 20th century, composed of bleached and dyed rayon, cotton, and silk strips hooked onto a burlap backing, depicting the island of Newfoundland, mounted in a shadow box frame, (fading a minor losses), 7 x 6 in. $300-500 1196 Carved and Painted Black Duck Decoy, attributed to Joe Lincoln, early 20th century, with glass tack eyes, old paint, lg. 16 1/2 in. $300-500

1197 Four Carved and Painted Shorebird Decoys, probably southeastern Massachusetts, early 20th century, three with applied carved heads, one with an integral head, all mounted on dowels posts, two with bases, (imperfections and losses), lg. to 10 in. $400-600 1198 Nine Carved and Painted Shorebird Decoys, probably southeastern Massachusetts, early 20th century, including three two-dimensional examples, four small carved birds, and two sandpiper carvings mounted together, with associated stands, (imperfections), lg. to 10 in. $400-600 1199 Molded Copper Crowing Rooster Weathervane, attributed to J.W. Fiske, New York City, late 19th century, the full-body rooster perched atop a sphere and arrow, with remnants of red paint, ht. 65 1/2, wd. 22, dp. 26 in. $700-900

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1185 Polychrome Paint-decorated Game of Chance Wheel, America, late 19th century, the double-sided wheel in red and black, one side painted with outer ring of three-digit numbers separated by metal pegs, and wide inner blackpainted ring decorated with yellow flourishes, centering the chrome hub, the other side with outer ring numbered either “50” or “100” separated by metal pegs, with red center ring numbered 1-8, (imperfections), dia. 20 in. $400-600

1200 Molded Copper “Blackhawk” Running Horse Weathervane, probably Harris & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, late 19th century, the flattened full-body form with applied ears, gilt surface, (bullet holes and dents, repairs), ht. 19 1/4, lg. 25 in. $800-1,200 1201 Molded Sheet Copper Galleon Weathervane, probably America, early 20th century, the full-body vessel with two masts and wire rigging, with decorative scrollwork on the bow, on a heavy iron post and custom stand, (imperfections), overall ht. 39, overall lg. approx. 46 in. $2,000-3,000 1202 Gilt Copper and Cast Zinc Spreadwing Eagle Weathervane on Stand, probably Jewell, New York, late 19th century, the full-body figure perched on a ball, on a cast iron stand, (seam separation), overall ht. 76 1/2 in. $1,200-1,800 1203 Small Gilt and Molded Copper Spreadwing Eagle Weathervane, America, late 19th century, the eagle perched on a ball, on stand, ht. 20, wingspan 20 1/2 in. $400-600

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1204 Cast Iron Horse Head Hitching Post Finial, late 19th century, with traces of old silver and gray paint, ht. 8 1/2 in. $400-600 1205 Red-painted Cast Iron Rooster Windmill Weight, America, late 19th/ early 20th century, old surface, ht. 18 1/4 in. $600-800 1206 Green-painted Cast Iron Grasshopper Plaque, America, early 20th century, old surface, (minor rust), ht. 11, wd. 15 3/4 in. $300-500 1207 Cast Bronze Cat and Dog Andirons, early 20th century, the seated cat with its tail wrapped around its feet, the dog wearing a collar, ht. 9 in. $400-600

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1208 Four Figural Still Banks, America, early 19th century, including Teddy Roosevelt, baseball player, park ranger, and a mammy, ht. to 6 in. $400-600

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1209 Twelve Cast Iron Animal-form Still Banks, America, late 19th/early 20th century, a donkey, a show pony, five lions, and five elephants, (some repaint), ht. to 5 1/2 in. $600-800 1210 Five Painted Cast Iron Banks, America, late 19th/early 20th century, including a “Jolly” mechanical bank, an icebox bank, and three architectural banks, ht. to 7 in. $400-600

1212 Painted Cast Iron Mechanical “Creedmore” Bank, manufactured by J. & E. Stevens Co., Cromwell, Connecticut, “Pat’d. Nov. 6 1877,” the bank takes its name from an old New York State rifle range on Long Island; by placing a coin on the top of the rifle and pushing the figure’s right foot down, the coin is shot into a target on the tree, (paint wear), ht. 6 5/8 in. $300-500 1213 Painted Cast Iron Mechanical “Tammany” Bank, J. & E. Stevens Co., 19th century, a coin placed in the right hand of the figure and the head depressed triggers the hand to drop the coin into the slot of the left arm, ht. 6 in. $300-500 1214 Painted Cast Iron Mechanical “Tammany” Bank, J. & E. Stevens Co., 19th century, a coin placed in the right hand of the figure and the head depressed triggers the hand to drop the coin into the slot of the left arm, ht. 6 in. $200-300 1215 Brass and Glass Fire Engine Lantern, America, late 19th century, the front panel of ruby-cut-to-clear glass reading “UNION 1,” on later mount, ht. 19 in. $600-800 1216 Sidney Lawrence Brackett (American, 1852-1910) Wintertime Sledding. Inscribed “Copyrighted. Sid. L. Brackett.” l.l. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in., framed. Condition: Reinforced signature, retouch, flaking, losses. $800-1,200

1211 Painted Cast Iron Mechanical “Eagle and Eaglets” Bank, J. & E. Stevens, c. 1883, place a coin in the beak of the articulated eagle, then press the snake-form lever at the rear of the bank to make the eagle fall forward dropping the coin in the eaglets’ nest, ht. 6 in. $800-1,200

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1217 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 1857-1907) Four Lithographs from THE AMERICAN FIREMAN Series, 1858 (Conningham 152, 153, 154, 155). Titled and credited below the images within the plate. Medium folio lithographs with hand-coloring on paper, after L. Maurer, including “Always Ready.,” “Rushing to the Conflict.,” “Prompt to the Rescue.,” and “Facing the Enemy.” “Always Ready.” 17 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. (image), 24 x 20 1/4 in. (sheet), each in modern black-painted frames. Condition: All but Always Ready. not examined out of frames, Always Ready. with good color, two tears to left margin but not into image, mat burn. $1,000-1,500 1218 Hand-colored Engraving by C. Mottram After a Painting by J.W. Hill, BOSTON, published by Smith Brothers & Co., New York, 1857, in oak frame, 29 x 41 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 1219 N. Currier, publisher, After F.F. Palmer (New York, 1812-1876) AMERICAN COUNTRY LIFE “May Morning,” 1855 (Conningham 121), (5 1/2-in. tear l.l.), not examined out of frame, 18 1/4 x 25 in. $800-1,200 1220 Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, early 20th century, four latch-hooked diamonds on an abrashed navy field within multiple reciprocal “running dog”-type borders in blue/green, royal blue, red, and ivory, 4 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 3 in. $400-600 1221 Karadja Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, c. 1930, the large cruciformtype center medallion with pendants on a red field with ivory spandrels, all within a wide navy rosette, angular vine, and serrated leaf main border, floral meander minor border, 11 ft. 1 in. x 7 ft. 10 in. $1,000-1,200


1223 Yomud Chuval, West Turkestan, late 19th/early 20th century, three rows with three guls in ivory, blue/green, navy, and red/brown on a brown field, all within an ivory stylized palmette border flanked by “running dog” guard borders, empty brown elem, 2 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 5 in. $300-500 1224 Kazak Long Rug, Southwest Caucasus, early 20th century, the medium blue field with six stepped and hooked polychrome medallions flanked by latch-hooked diamonds and hooked squares, all within an ivory “wineglass” and serrated and hooked leaf main border, octagon and “S” motif minor borders, 11 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 4 in. $1,000-1,200 1225 Shirvan “Marasali” Prayer Rug, East Caucasus, late 19th to early 20th century, the diamond trellis pattern inset with polychrome stylized blossoms on an ivory field with a “Z” motif and rosette-patterned arch, all within a red double hooked “S” main border, reciprocal trefoil minor border, 4 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. $500-700 1226 Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, the eight-lobed floral center medallion with large pendants on a red field with ivory spandrels, all within a wide “turtle” main border, multiple floral meander minor borders, 11 ft. 11 in. x 9 ft. 4 in. $800-1,000 1227 Kushan Kurd Long Rug, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, comprised of alternating Turkoman guls and lobed medallions in shades of blue, ivory, and terracotta on an aubergine/brown field, all within an “ashik” gul-patterned main border, multiple stylized floral meander minor borders, 11 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 7 in. $400-600

1228 Kuba Rug, East Caucasus, early 20th century, the allover diamond lattice design inset with polychrome eightpointed stars on a midnight blue field, all within an ivory octagonal repeat main border, barber pole variant minor border, 7 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 7 in. $300-400 1229 “Karachov” Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, early 20th century, the medium blue field displaying three red stepped medallions flanked by ivory rectangles inset with double ended rams horn motifs and quadrupeds and eight-pointed stars, all within an ivory double latch-hooked diamondpatterned main border, multiple reciprocal sawtooth minor borders, 7 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 5 in. $500-600 1230 Anatolian Prayer Rug, Central Anatolia, late 19th century, the empty red stepped mihrab with olive-colored spandrels within a mustard blossoming vine main border, medium blue minor border with eight-pointed stars, 6 ft. x 3 ft. 7 in. $400-600 1231 Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, the cruciform-type medallion with large floral pendants on a red field and ivory stylized floral spandrels, all within a wide navy “turtle” main border, multiple floral meander minor borders, 11 ft. 10 in. x 9 ft. $700-900 1232 Gendje Long Rug, South Central Caucasus, late 19th century, the midnight blue field with five ivory, red, and blue/green “Lesghi” stars surrounded by polychrome stylized boteh, rosettes, octagons, and latchhooked diamonds, all within an ivory “dragon’s tooth” main border, multiple meandering carnation and vine minor borders, 9 ft. x 4 ft. 2 in. $700-900

1233 Karabagh Rug, South Caucasus, late 19th century, the diagonally striped field containing repeating hooked and non-hooked diamonds, in yellow, brown, and ivory with highlights of red, light blue, and blue/green, all within a wide ivory large-scale “crab” main border, several stylized geometric minor border, reciprocal trefoil border at top and bottom, 5 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. $600-800 1234 Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, c. 1910, three red, ivory, and blue/ green gabled medallions on a midnight blue field surrounded by polychrome squares inset with brackets, stylized rosettes, and eight-pointed stars, all within a red abrashed stylized meandering vine and rosette main border, 8 ft. x 5 ft. 5 in. $600-800

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1222 Seraband Carpet, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, the navy field with an allover design of staggered rows of boteh within multiple highly stylized floral and meandering vine borders, 16 ft. 9 in. x 11 ft. 6 in. $800-1,000

1235 Kuba Seichour Rug, East Caucasus, late 19th century, the allover design of staggered rows of carnation heads in shades of red on an abrashed navy field, all within a wide large-scale “crab” main border, multiple barber pole minor borders, 5 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. $500-700 1236 Bidjar Kurd Rug, Northwest Persia, late 19th/early 20th century, three polychrome stepped diamonds flanked by half diamonds on a royal blue field all within multiple stylized floral meander and octagon-patterned borders, 7 ft. 7 in. x 4 ft. 4 in. $600-800 1237 Shirvan Kilim, East Caucasus, early 20th century, comprised of an allover design of alternating red and indigo horizontal bands inset with polychrome stepped hexagons and polygons, 10 ft. x 5 ft. $500-700 1238 Chi-Chi Rug, Northeast Caucasus, late 19th century, the allover smallscale memling gul design on an abrashed navy field, all within a “kufic” main border, multiple octagonal and ribbon-patterned minor borders, 5 ft. x 3 ft. 9 in. $400-600

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1239 Senneh Kilim, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, the allover polychrome “herati” variant design on a deep indigo field all within multiple diamond and “X”-patterned borders, 6 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 9 in. $400-600 1240 Heriz Long Rug, Northwest Persia, c. 1920, the midnight blue field with an allover design of polychrome stylized palmettes, rosettes, and curled serrated leaves, all within a medium blue contiguous diamond and bracketpatterned main border, 10 ft. x 2 ft. 7 in. $400-600

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1241 Qashqai Bag, South Persia, late 19th/early 20th century, both faces comprised of a large red and ivory latch-hooked diamond on a navy field and within a highly stylized ivory meandering vine border, with a flat woven alternating red and navy striped center panel, 7 ft. 6 in. 2 ft. $500-700

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1244 Soumak Rug, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, the red field with an allover design of polychrome “harshang” type palmettes, all within a midnight blue angular vine, rosette, and serrated leaf patterned main border, “running dog” minor border, 6 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 2 in. $800-1,200 1245 Yomud Main Carpet, West Turkestan, early 20th century, the aubergine field with allover “kepse” gul design in red and navy with ivory highlights, within an ivory main border of vine and boat design, multiple stepped diamond minor borders, sawtooth pole elems, 11 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. 4 in. $1,200-1,500

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1242 Kuba Soumak Rug, Northeast Caucasus, late 19th/early 20th century, three large royal blue diamond-shaped medallions each inset with an eightpointed star in octagon all on a brickcolored field, all within a zigzag and stepped motif patterned main border, “running dog” minor border, 10 ft. 2 in. x 6 ft. 6 in. $600-800 1243 Shirvan-Baku, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, the allover palmette design in shades of light green, light blue, gold, burgundy, and ivory, with perching bird and rosette border, 5 ft. 8 in. x 2 ft. 10 in. $600-800

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All property is sold “as is,� and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability. 3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion to refuse any bid, or refuse to acknowledge any bidder. Any bidder that plans on spending in excess of $100,000 should make arrangements with the accounting department at least five (5) days in advance of the sale, as a deposit may be required to participate. 4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If any property has not been removed within three (3) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser. 5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases. 6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale. 7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item. 8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots. 9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston. 10. A premium equal to 23% of the final bid price up to and including $100,000, plus 20% of the final bid price from $100,001 up to and including $1,000,000, plus 12% of the final bid price from $1,000,001 and over will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. 11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid. 12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalog. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalog, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent. 13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any federal court sitting therein. 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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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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

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

Four Seasons 200 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 617.351.2036

Taj Boston 15 Arlington St. Boston, MA 02116 617.536.5700

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

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

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

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

The Colonnade Hotel 120 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 617.424.7000 800.962.3030 www.colonnadehotel.com

The Park Plaza 64 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116 617.426.2000

Eliot Hotel 370 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 617.267.1607

The Revere Hotel Boston Common 200 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617.482.1800 Fax: 617.451.2750


Restaurants Fine Dining Bistro du Midi 272 Boylston St. 617.426.7878 French bistro focusing on the flavors of Provence

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.

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.

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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 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

Casual 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.

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.

Pret a Manger 507 Boylston St. 617.236.0634 Freshly made sandwiches, salads, soups, and breakfast items

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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Board of Directors

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

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Jewelry - Victoria Bratberg, G.G. Assistants: John Colasacco, G.G., Katie Simonetti Judaica - Kerry Shrives Musical Instruments - Director Pro Tem: Jill Arbetter Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Lawrence Kearney Assistant: Erika Jorjorian Silver - Stuart G. Slavid Toys & Dolls - Melissa R. McCaffrey, Kyle Johnson Auctioneers - LaGina Austin, Chris Barber, Robert C. Cheney, John Colasacco, Stephen L. Fletcher, Karen M. Keane, Marie C. Keep, Gloria Lieberman, Jessica R. Lincoln, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr, Laura V. Sweeney


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Advertising/Production Manager - Pamela Van de Houten Appraisal & Auction Services - LaGina Austin, Christine E. Finn, Rachel Kingsley, Ava Pandiani Boston Gallery Director - Laura V. Sweeney Assistant Gallery Director: Paige Lewellyn Gallery Assistant: Ryan O’Hara Consignment Services - Patricia Walker King, Carol Zeigler, Kealyn Garner Customer Relations - Carol McCaffrey Human Resources - Carol McCaffrey Image Editor - John Cornelius Information Technology & Internet Auctions - Kerry Shrives Assistant: Melissa R. McCaffrey Institutional Relations - L. Emerson Tuttle Lead Designer - Kristina Harrison Managing Director - Marie C. Keep Marketing & Public Relations - L. Emerson Tuttle, Kathryn Gargolinski, Jessica Turner Photographers - Stanley P. Bystrowski, Jeffrey R. Antkowiak Receptionists - Marlborough: Katie Fitzgerald Boston: Bridget Spears Regional Director—Florida - April L. Matteini, G.G. Staff Portraits - Cheryl Richards Photography Transportation - Eric Jones

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Nathaniel Gould always loomed as something of a mystery. Then came a stunning discovery.

Learn why this obscure figure is now hailed as one of the most important furniture makers of the 18th century.

On view November 15, 2014–March 1, 2015 At the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts

The Peabody Essex Museum organized this exhibition with major support from The Americana Foundation, The Henry Luce Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, Nancy and George Putnam and the Richard C. von Hess Foundation. Generous support provided by Jonathan B. Loring, Robert and Elizabeth Owens, The Seminarians and Skinner Inc. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided support. Many individual donors to Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture provided additional support. Chest of Drawers, 1758–66, attributed to Nathaniel Gould. Marblehead Historical Society and Museum. Photographed in the Jeremiah Lee Mansion (ca. 1766–68), 170 Washington Street, Marblehead. © 2014 Peabody Essex Museum. Photo by Dennis Helmar Photography.

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