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American Furniture & Decorative Arts Sale 2985B

March 4, 2017

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American Furniture & Decorative Arts


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American & European Works of Art Auction 2704B 02/07/2014 4:00 PM EST Lot 632 Of 689 - Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Red Circus Horse

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The Hallowed Halls of Scrimshaw Lecture by Stuart M. Frank, PhD Friday, March 3, 2017 5PM Reception, 6PM Lecture 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA RSVP 508.970.3240 or events@skinnerinc.com Reservations are requested Held in conjunction with a preview of Skinner’s March 4th auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts


Provenance The Jonathan Rickard Collection of Mocha and Related Dipped Wares Property from the Lucius D. Potter Memorial Collection, sold to benefit the Museum Collections Fund at Historic Deerfield A Notable Cape Cod Collection of Scrimshaw, Canes, and Nautical Antiques A Wareham, Cape Cod, Estate A North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Estate A New York City Estate A New Hampshire Antiquarian A Private Midwestern Collector A Florida Family The Estate of Howard P. Diamond The Janie & Peter Gross Collection Massachusetts Collectors A Connecticut Estate Vermont Collectors A Worcester, Massachusetts, Antiquarian A Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Family


1 Pearlware Coffeepot and Cover, England, c. 1780, the body and domed cover in a veneer of the shavings from the dipped ware engineturned process, overlaid by black slip engineturned in a band and rib pattern, colored green by the lead glaze, ht. 9 1/2 in. Note: A matching cup and saucer reside at the Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. $1,000-1,500

2 Creamware Quart Mug, England, c. 1780, with blue and black slip and engine-turned integrated vertical lines of inlaid brown slip, simple strap handle, ht. 6 in. 1

Provenance: Florene Maine Collection. $600-800

The Jonathan Rickard Collection of Mocha and Related Dipped Wares, Part I Jonathan Rickard has always collected. As a child it was soda bottle caps. Later, it was cast iron mechanical banks. At a Skinner auction in the late 1960s, he spotted some ceramic vessels that were called mochaware. His design studies at MassArt had introduced him to the theories of the Bauhaus movement and to the color theories of Josef Albers. This pottery he found interesting because the forms reflected the form-follows-function Bauhaus thinking while the decorations combined the color juxtapositions of Albers with the uninhibited qualities of abstract impressionism. Instead of bidding, he went in search of information about the pots and found nothing. This increased his fascination, and in 1972 he bought his first mochaware at flea markets on his first trip to London. Further research turned up Katharine Morrison McClintock’s book, Antique Collecting for Everyone; chapter one was “Mochaware.” He met C. John Smith, an Englishman who had studied the subject for more than ten years. John was planning a book, but he died without publishing. So Jonathan went to work and delivered a complete press-ready book to UPNE which was published in 2006—Mocha and Related Dipped Wares, 1770-1939, which is now out of print. He has served as guest curator for exhibitions at Colonial Williamsburg, The Brandywine River Museum, the National Academy Museum, the Jones Museum of Ceramics and Glass, and the Wilton Heritage Museum. His articles have appeared in the annual Ceramics in America, The Magazine Antiques, Maine Antique Digest, and Early American Life. These pots are all lead-glazed and lathe-turned.

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3 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Pepper Pot, England, c. 1810, banded in brown, black, and ochre with black mocha “seaweed” decoration and green-glazed reeded band below the collar, the diamond pattern-pierced dome in brown and black slip, ht. 4 1/2 in. $400-600

4 Mocha-decorated Creamware Cream Jug, England, c. 1800, baluster form with spreading foot, the body with brown slip ground and three dipped fans in white, brown, and black, simple strap handle, (minor imperfections), ht. 5 in. Provenance: Harlan Miller Collection. $700-900

5 Creamware Slip-marbled Tea Canister, England, c. 1780, cylindrical form, ht. 4 1/4 in. Literature: Illustrated in Jonathan Rickard, Mocha and Related Dipped Wares, 17701790 (University Press of New England; Lebanon, New Hampshire, 2006), pp. 16-17. Exhibitions: Colonial Williamsburg, 19931994; The Turner’s Art, Jones Museum of Ceramics and Glass, 1996; and Slipware Traditions, Milwaukee Art Museum, 2004. $300-500

6 Pearlware Miniature/Toy Bulb Pot, Leeds Potter, Yorkshire, England, c. 1800, engineturned basketweave pattern and blue slip decoration, the bottom with impressed “LEEDS POTTERY” mark, ht. 2, dia. 3 in. $200-250

7 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Jug, England, c. 1805, the body banded in blue and black above alternating bands of red and blue with black mocha “trees,” the shoulder with greenglazed rouletting, the strap handle with foliate terminals, ht. 5 5/8 in. $400-600

8 Creamware Half-pint Mug, England, c. 1780, manganese-glazed reeded bands at the rim and foot framing a ground of rust-colored slip dotted with daubed black slip and with a sprigged ornamented arch over an oval portrait bust with dark brown slip details, and applied molded strap handle, (minor imperfections), ht. 3 3/4 in. $600-800

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16 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Jug, attributed to Wood & Caldwell, Burslem, Staffordshire, England, 1790-1818, the body with complex layered slip in blue, rust, and black, engineturned to different depths to create a tricolored checkered effect, the strap handle with splayed foliate terminals, ht. 6 1/2 in. Note: Wood & Caldwell maintained an office in Boston in 1797. $800-1,200

17 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Pepper Pot, England, c. 1800, baluster form with ochre slip ground interrupted by a center band of Greek key variant rouletting in black and white, ht. 4 1/2 in. $400-600 9 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Quart Mug, England, c. 1820, broad herringboneimpressed green-glazed bands bordered by thin blue bands bracketing a central field of orange with multiple combed brown bands, handle with foliate terminals, (imperfections), ht. 5 5/8 in. $500-700

10 Mocha-decorated Whiteware Mug with Make-do Handle, attributed to the Folly Pottery, Heathfield, Bovey Tracey, Devonshire, England, c. 1860, banded in blue flanking a gray slip field with black mocha “trees,” all above a step-molded foot, tinned sheet iron handle, ht. 4 7/8 in. $300-500

13 Mocha-decorated Creamware Jug, England, c. 1805, banded in yellow slip bracketing a green-glazed reeded band below a brown slip-inlaid engine-turned pattern on the neck with black inlaid engine turning on the swelling body, the handle with foliate terminals, ht. 5 3/4 in. Literature: Illustrated in Jonathan Rickard, Mocha and Related Dipped Wares, 17701790 (University Press of New England; Lebanon, New Hampshire, 2006), p. 40. Exhibitions: Mocha Mania, Colonial Williamsburg, 1993-94. $400-600

Exhibitions: The Turner’s Art, Jones Museum of Ceramics and Glass, 1996. $500-700

14 William Cullen Bryant Associated Mochadecorated Pearlware Jug, attributed to Wood & Caldwell, Burslem, Staffordshire, England, c. 1800, baluster form banded in blue and orange with black-inlaid slip engine-turned ovals, the strap handle with foliate terminals, the bottom with attached 1900 paper label reading: “This pitcher was/ [re]tained of D.C. Brya[nt]/Portland Me (July 1900)/Descendant of William Cullen/Bryant. D.C. Bryant sa[id]/that the pitcher came from the/William Cullen Bryant household/at Long Island N.Y.,” ht. 8 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000

12 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Bowl, England, c. 1800, hemispherical, with green-glazed reeded rim band above an orange ground splashed with brown and white slip, ht. 2 3/8, dia. 4 1/2 in. $400-600

15 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Flowerpot, England, c. 1800, green-glazed reeded band above a slip-marbled ground in contrasting earth colors, ht. 4, dia. 5 1/4 in. $600-800

11 Creamware Quart Mug, England, c. 1780, slip-marbled and combed ground, attached German pewter lid with centered circular medallion with bust of Franciscus III, secured to the top of the strap handle with a pewter hinge, (imperfections), ht. 7 3/4 in.

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18 Creamware Vase, Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria Potter, Staffordshire, England, c. 1800, dipped in dark brown slip beneath the undecorated molded rim, with engine-turned vertical fluting and white ribs below a white raised band, the main ground with sprigged floral swags suspended from small oval medallions, the base with impressed “WEDGWOOD” mark, ht. 6, dia. 4 3/8 in. $400-600

19 Mocha-decorated Creamware Bowl, J.T. Close, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England, 1855-64, hemispherical, banded in blue, black, and brown combed slip bands, impressed maker’s mark on base “J.T. CLOSE/LATE/W. ADAMS & SONS,” ht. 3 1/2, dia. 7 in. $500-700

20 Creamware Quart Frog Mug, probably Yorkshire, England, c. 1780, green-glazed reeded rim band above a slip-marbled ground and plain white base, the interior with an attached creamware figure of a full-body brown-slipped hollow frog, (minor imperfections), ht. 6 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

21 Creamware Pint Mug, probably Staffordshire, England, c. 1780, green-glazed rouletted rim band above a field of combed marbling in earth tones with simple strap handle, ht. 5 in. $600-800


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22 Mocha-decorated Pearlware Teapot, England, c. 1800, the body and lid with fields of speckled manganese slip interrupted by black slip-inlaid bands of checkered rouletting, simple strap handle and curving spout, the lid with upright acorn knop with partial slip decoration, (repair), ht. 5 in. Provenance: Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Blum, Lisbon, Connecticut. $300-500

23 Pearlware Spill Vase, England, c. 1800, flaring cylindrical form with rouletted bands framing brown slip bands over-painted with yellow decorative motifs, (repair), ht. 5 5/8, dia. 4 7/8 in. $200-300

24 Mocha-decorated Whiteware Teacup, Creil and Montreau Factories, France, c. 1825 yellow slip ground with blue, black, and white cat’s-eye decoration below a single thin black rim band above a spreading foot, pressmolded strap handle, printed maker’s mark on base, ht. 2 7/8 in. $200-300

25 Pearlware Slip-marbled Sugar Bowl, England, c. 1790, with vigorous slip marbling in brown, white, and black, the foot exposing the white of the body, cover with pointed ball knop continuing the very fluid marbling, (minor imperfections), ht. 4 3/4, dia. 4 1/2 in.

26 Yellow-bodied Baluster-form Jug, attributed to the Edwin Bennett Pottery, Baltimore, Maryland, c. 1870, banded in white, blue, and black slip with blue mocha “seaweed” markings, thick extruded strap handle, ht. 6 in. $300-500 27 Mocha-decorated Creamware Child’s Mug, England, c. 1800, with black mocha “trees” on a taupe ground below a green-glazed band of herringbone impressed rouletting, bracketed by thin black bands, the handle with foliate terminals, ht. 2 1/2 in. $250-350

Provenance: D.H. & S.E. Miller Collection. $600-800

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Property from the Lucius D. Potter Memorial Collection at Historic Deerfield We say in Deerfield, Massachusetts, that the place is really a collection of collections, some stretching back more than two centuries, but what the public also benefits from at Historic Deerfield is the generosity of the collectors behind those collections. One of them is Rowena Russell Potter (1880-1960) of Greenfield, Massachusetts, who bequeathed her collection to the museum in 1960 as the Lucius D. Potter Memorial Collection. Mrs. Potter gave the collection in memory of her husband who was a descendant of Deerfield tailor John (1731-1775) and Hannah (Sheldon) Russell (1738-1814). The Sheldon House still stands and is shown to the public by Historic Deerfield. In 1814, the family began the Russell Cutlery—the Green River Works—once the largest such business in the country. The collection contains numerous important objects from all media with heavy interest in block-front furniture and early brass candlesticks, most collected by Mrs. Potter in the 20th century from both the major dealers of the day and local sales in western Massachusetts. The objects offered here are duplicates or lie outside of the collecting interest of Historic Deerfield. Their sale takes place in appreciation of Mrs. Potter to benefit the Museum Collections Fund at Historic Deerfield. —Philip Zea, President, Historic Deerfield

28 Carved Mahogany Block-front Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, the molded top on a conformingly shaped cockbeaded case of drawers on claw-and-ball front feet and ogee bracket rear feet, replaced brasses, (imperfections), ht. 32, wd. 33, dp. 21 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

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29 Chippendale Carved Mahogany Blockfront Slant-lid Desk, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1765-85, old brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 44, wd. 41 1/2, dp. 22 in. $6,000-8,000

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30 Carved Mahogany Drop-leaf Table, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, with rectangular leaves on a cutout apron and cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet, refinished, (repairs), ht. 27, wd. 14 1/2, dp. 41 3/4 in. $800-1,200


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31 Assembled Set of Four Side Chairs, probably Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, each with shaped crest rails, vasiform splats, and raking stiles above slip seats and valanced seat frames, on cabriole legs ending in pad feet joined to the raking rear legs by turned stretchers, three chairs are walnut, the fourth cherry, refinished, approx. ht. 40 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. $2,000-3,000

32 Walnut Roundabout Chair, probably New England, c. 1740-60, with shaped crest and scrolled arms on pierced splats, and turned supports, the frontal cabriole leg ending in a pad foot joined to the three turned legs by cross-stretchers (repairs), ht. 31, seat ht. 15 1/2 in. $600-800

33 Mahogany Tilt-top Candlestand, possibly Massachusetts, late 18th century, the circular dished top on a birdcage support and vaseand ring-turned post, all on tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet on platforms, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 28, dia. 21 1/4 in. $400-600

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34 Walnut and Gilt-gesso Mirror, probably England, late 18th century, with a phoenix flanked by C-scrolls and leafage with scrolled frame below incised with leafy branches, and with gilt-incised lines flanked by budding vines, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 43, wd. 23 in. $800-1,200 35 Hanging Glass and Brass Hall Light, 19th century, deep glass globe and convex smoke shade supported by brass collar and chain, approx. ht. 16 in. $300-500 36 Carved Mahogany Dressing Table, Massachusetts, mid-18th century, with molded top on case of four drawers centering a fan on valanced skirt and cabriole legs ending in pad feet, old replaced brasses, ht. 31, wd. 30, dp. 17 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

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37 Walnut and Gilt-gesso Mirror, England, late 18th century, with phoenix cresting flanked by C-scrolls and foliage with incised scrolled frame below, with gilt-incised lines flanked by budding vines, (imperfections), ht. 44 1/2, wd. 22 in. $800-1,200 38 Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Massachusetts, c. 1770-80, with shaped crest rail and scrolled terminals on a pierced splat and raking stiles, above a slip seat and frontal cabriole legs ending in pad feet on platforms and raking rear legs, ht. 37 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $500-700

39 Five Continental Brass Candlesticks, 17th/18th century, knopped stems, wide midstem drip catchers and round bases, ht. to 9 1/2 in. $400-600

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40 Mahogany Kettle Stand, late 18th century, with octagonal top and molded shaped gallery on vase- and ring-turned support and tripod cabriole leg base with lambrequin carved knees and arris pad feet on platforms, refinished, ht. 27 3/4, dia. 11 1/4 in. $600-800


41 Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, with serpentine crest rail centering a shell and flanking scrolled terminals, on pierced foliate-carved splat and overupholstered seat, all on acanthus-carved frontal cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet and raking rear legs, refinished, (repairs), ht. 37 3/4, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $600-800

42 Carved Mahogany Piecrust Tilt-top Candlestand, probably England, 18th century, with molded circular top on a vase- and ringturned and spiral-carved support, and tripod cabriole leg base ending in pointed pad feet, old refinish, ht. 27, dia. 19 in. $400-600 43 Carved Walnut and Walnut Veneer Side Chair, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with compass slip seat on cabriole legs ending in pad feet, (imperfections), ht. 40, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $600-800

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44 Five French Table and Lantern Candlesticks, 18th century, all elaborately chased, ht. to 6 7/8 in. $300-500

45 Nine Mostly English Brass Candlesticks, 18th century, ht. to 8 3/4 in. $300-500

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46 Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Miniature Chest of Drawers, England, mid-19th century, molded top over two bead-molded narrow and three graduated drawers above an inlaid diamondpattern strip, on flaring French feet, ht. 14 1/4, wd. 14 1/4, dp. 8 1/8 in. $600-800 47 Walnut Tilt-top Candlestand, possibly Pennsylvania, late 18th century, with dished top, urn-turned post, and arris pad feet, refinished, ht. 27 1/2, dia. 19 3/4 in. $400-600

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48 Mahogany Games Table, New York, c. 176080, with shaped folding top on a gadrooncarved skirt and five cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet, (minor restoration), ht. 27 3/4, wd. 33 1/2, dp. 16 1/4 in. $3,000-5,000 49 Walnut Side Chair, probably Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with yoked crest rail, vasiform splat, and raking stiles, the slip compass seat on cabriole legs ending in pad feet and joined to the raking rear legs by turned stretchers, old surface, ht. 40 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. $800-1,200


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50 Carved Walnut Side Chair, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with compass slip seat on cabriole legs ending in pad feet, ht. 40, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $800-1,200

51 Upholstered Mahogany Easy Chair, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with serpentine back, shaped sides, and outward-scrolling arms, on cabriole frontal legs joined to the rear raking legs by block-, vase-, and ring-turned stretchers, ht. 47 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. $800-1,200

52 Mahogany Tilt-top Candlestand, possibly Pennsylvania, late 18th century, with dished top and cabriole legs ending in pad feet, refinished, ht. 27 1/2, dia. 18 1/2 in. $300-500

53 George II Silver Taperstick, John Cafe, London, 1744-45, later bobeche with 1844-45 London marks, approx. 5.25 troy oz., ht. 4 3/4 in. $600-800

54 Six Continental Brass Tapersticks, c. 17th/18th century, three pairs, ht. 4 1/2 in. $200-400 55 Four Brass Tobacco Boxes and a Pair of Brass and Iron Mirror Rests, Europe, 18th century, the tobacco boxes engraved with royal, social, or religious scenes, the rests with shaped and chased brackets, lg. to 6 5/8 in. $300-500

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56 Pair of Continental Pewter Candlesticks, 17th century, ht. 7 3/8 in. $200-400 57 Five Continental Brass Candlesticks, 17th/18th century, ht. to 8 in. $300-500

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58 Three Pairs of Continental Brass Candlesticks, 16th/17th century, ht. to 7 3/4 in. $400-600 59 Walnut and Gilt-gesso Mirror, England, late 18th century, the scrolled frame with pierced cresting centering a phoenix, with molded and gilt-incised liner, ht. 36, wd. 20 in. $300-500 60 Walnut Veneer and Gilt-gesso Mirror, northern Europe, late 18th century, with scrolled cresting and bracket, both with giltgesso details and molded gilt-incised liner, (losses), ht. 39, wd. 16 in. $300-500

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60A Walnut and Gilt-gesso Mirror, probably northern Europe, late 18th century, pierced cresting with gilt-gesso basket above the molded gilt-lined frame on bracket, old finish, (imperfections), ht. 32 in. $200-250

61 Mahogany Block-front Bureau Table, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, the cockbeaded case of drawers centering a valance drawer and tombstone paneled hinged door opening to a removable section, all on bracket feet, replaced brasses, refinished, (replaced feet), ht. 30, wd. 29 3/4, dp. 20 1/2 in. $2,000-4,000

62 Carved Mahogany Table, possibly Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, the molded top with shaped corners and single leaf above a shaped apron and cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet, refinished, (repairs and alterations), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 33, dp. 16 in. $800-1,200

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63 Walnut and Gilt-gesso Mirror, England, late 18th century, with scrolled frame and pierced cresting centering a floral device, with molded, gilt-incised liner, (imperfections), ht. 37, wd. 19 1/4 in. $300-500 64 Turned Walnut Tuckaway Table, 18th century, with oval top supported by rotating block-turned legs joined to two conformingly turned legs on molded trestle feet by vaseand ring-turned stretchers centering a finial, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 26, wd. 24, dp. open 26 1/2 in. $400-600

65 Diminutive Sepele, Rosewood, and Pine Chest of Drawers, possibly Nantucket, Massachusetts, early 18th century, the double arch-molded case of drawers on ball feet, replaced brasses, old refinish, ht. 33 1/4, wd. 27 3/4, dp. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: Old label reads “EARLY CHEST WITH TURNIP FEET, circa 1700. In possession of Micajah Coffin in 1740. Shown in loan exhibition of Nantucket heirlooms at Charles G. Coffin mansion in 1935.” $1,000-1,500

66 Child’s Red-painted Pine Slant-lid Desk, New England, early 18th century, with compartmented multi-drawer interior and case of drawers on ball feet, replaced brasses, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 27 1/4, wd. 23 1/2, dp. 13 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

67 Pair of Cherry Side Chairs, New England, late 18th century, with pierced splats, block, vase, and ring turnings, and carved Spanish feet, old surface, ht. 39 1/4, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $800-1,200 68 Tiger Maple and Maple Armchair, New England, late 18th century, with yoked crest rail, vasiform splat, and scrolling arms on bulbous turned supports continuing to block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs on carved Spanish feet, and joined by stretchers, ht. 43, seat ht. 16 in. $400-600 69 Tiger Maple and Birch Tea Table, New England, 18th century, with oval top on splayed bulbous block-, vase-, and ringturned legs ending in button feet joined by square stretchers, refinished, (restoration), ht. 23, wd. 28 1/2, dp. 20 3/4 in. $600-800

70 Cherry Candlestand with Drawer, probably Connecticut, late 18th century, with circular dished top and drawer mounted beneath, on a vase- and ring-turned support and tripod cabriole leg base, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 25, dia. 20 in. $400-600 71 Green-painted Child’s Slat-back Armchair, New England, 18th century, original surface, ht. 24 1/2, seat ht. 6 1/2 in. $200-250 72 Four Painted Child’s Armchairs, New England, early 19th century, a green arrowback and three bamboo-turned: brown, salmon-red, and blue, the last a low-back example. $400-600 73 Black-painted Slat-back Armchair, New England, 18th century, with four arched slats, scrolling arms on vase- and ring-turned supports continuing to ring-turned front legs joined by double stretchers, ht. 45, seat ht. 18 in. $300-500

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76 Two Nantucket Baskets, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 20th century, with carved bentwood handles, ht. to 12, dia. to 14 in. $600-800

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77 Two Nantucket Lightship Baskets, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 20th century, with hinged bentwood handles, dia. to 10 1/4 in. $300-500

78 Nantucket Basket, A.J. Sandsbury, Nantucket, Massachusetts, late 19th century, with label on bottom, ht. 2 1/2, dia. 7 1/4 in. $400-600 77

79 Cast Iron “City of New York� Steamboat Pull Toy, America, late 19th century, the vessel painted white and yellow with red smokestack, lg. 15 in. $300-500

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80 Red-painted Cross-base Candlestand, New England, late 18th/early 19th century, with circular molded top mortised into a chamfered square post and shaped cross base, (imperfections), ht. 25 1/2, dia. 12 in. $300-500 81 Painted Cross-base Candlestand, New England, early 19th century, the square breadboard top on a tapering cylindrical support and canted cross base, old surface of gray-blue paint over earlier red, (imperfections), ht. 24, wd. 15 1/2, dp. 15 1/4 in. $400-600

82 Maple Candlestand, New England, c. 1790, the square top and vase- and ring-turned support on cabriole legs ending in pad feet, old refinish, ht. 25 1/2, wd. 14 3/4, dp. 14 in. $200-400

74 Black-painted Light Stand, New England, 18th century, circular top on a vase- and ring-turned support and cross base, old black repaint, (repairs), ht. 24, dia. 14 3/4 in. $200-300

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75 Nantucket Basket, Mitchell Ray, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 20th century, with carved bentwood handles, and Mitchell Ray label on bottom, ht. 11, dia. 13 3/4 in. $600-800

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83 Black-painted Slat-back Armchair, probably New England, 18th century, with four reverse-graduated slats joining turned stiles, the scrolled arms on vase- and ring-turned supports continuing to legs and double stretchers, old surface of black over earlier red, ht. 43 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $300-500 84 Maple Candlestand, New England, late 18th century, the dished top on cabriole legs ending in arris pad feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 27 3/4, dia. 15 3/4 in. $400-600


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85 Gilded Arrow Weathervane, America, late 19th century, with cast iron directional, ht. 42 1/2, lg. 24 in. $300-500 86 Wooden Stool, Shaker Coat Hanger, Trencher, and Textile Printing Block, America, 18th/19th century, the trencher with ink inscription on the back “This plate was/ the property of/Hannah Flint/1699/Presented to/Abbie D. Pickens./Christmas Eve 1863.”; a red and black paint-decorated stool; a blockprinting wood block; and a Shaker clothes hanger, lg. to 20 3/8 in. $200-400

87 Glass and Tin Lantern, 19th century, the blown glass body mounting a pierced and painted, hinged hood with carrying loop, ht. 7 1/4 in. $300-500

89 “Welcome” Hooked Mat, America, late 19th/ early 20th century, arched form, decorated with a pot of flowers over “WELCOME,” ht. 25 1/2, wd. 39 in. $200-300

88 Needlework Keith Family Register, Middleboro, Massachusetts, early 19th century, stitched in silk on linen, documenting ten members of Timothy and Levinay Keith’s family, with an image of house and yard above a list of their children along with their birth dates, and an alphabet, surrounded by a strawberry vine border, in a mahogany veneer frame, (toned), ht. 20 3/4, wd. 19 1/2 in. $300-500

90 Small Geometric Mat, late 19th/early 20th century, basketweave pattern composed of red, green, and rust fibers, lg. 35, ht. 24 in. $200-300

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91 Maple Chest on Frame, probably Rhode Island, last half 18th century, the case of drawers on a valanced frame and cabriole legs ending in slipper feet, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 54 1/2, wd. 35 3/4, dp. 16 in. $1,500-2,500

93 Cherry Side Chair, New England, c. 1740-60, with vasiform splat, raking stiles, trapezoidal slip seat, and cabriole legs ending in pad feet and joined to the rear legs by stretchers, refinished, ht. 41 3/4, seat ht. 17 in. $600-800

95 Two Glass Paperweights, late 19th/ early 20th century, the larger weight with multicolored enamel flower bouquet, the small with a purple and yellow snapdragon with green stem and leaves, dia. to 3 in. $200-300

92 Carved Mahogany Chest of Drawers, probably Rhode Island, c. 1760-80, the cockbeaded case of blocked drawers on claw-and-ball feet, (imperfections), ht. 30, wd. 35 3/4, dp. 19 in. $2,000-4,000

94 Mahogany Chest of Drawers, probably Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, the molded serpentine top and case of scratch-beaded drawers on carved claw-and-ball feet, old brasses, ht. 34, wd. 37 3/4, dp. 19 in. $3,000-5,000

96 Tekke Bagface Fragment, Central Asia, early 20th century, 2 ft. 3 in. x 1 ft. 5 in. $200-300

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97 Kurdish Long Rug, Northwestern Persia, late 19th century, (missing side minor borders), 7 ft. 1 in. x 2 ft. 11 in. $300-400


A Cape Cod Collection of Scrimshaw, Canes, and Nautical Antiques

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98 Scrimshaw-decorated Whale’s Tooth, 19th century, one side with a polychrome image of a woman in a gown, the other with the image of “ROSANNA,” ht. 5 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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99 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth Decorated with a Couple and a Dog, c. 1830s, one side with a polychrome decorated man and woman with a dog on the left side, the back decorated with a polychrome image of a young girl, ht. 7 3/8 in. $2,000-3,000

100 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth Decorated with a Portrait of a Woman, attributed to Manuel Enos, mid-19th century, large curved tooth decorated with an image of a woman in a flowing gown standing on a carpet with red floral decoration, tooth is likely unfinished, ht. 6 1/2 in. Note: Manuel Enos was a Long Island whaleman. A similar tooth, from the Mittler Collection, was sold at Eldred’s on October 15, 2016, Lot 33. $8,000-12,000

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101 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth with Biblical Scene, attributed to the Banknote Engraver, 19th century, depicting Jesus at a well and a Sumerian woman giving him a drink, the images with trees in the background and inscribed “St. John chap. iv. 6. 7.,” the back with a small temple on a hill, bordered by a diamond band at the top and a rope and fan design at the bottom, ht. 5 3/8 in. $1,500-2,500

102 Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Walking Stick, 19th century, Turk’s head knot knob above alternating carved and paneled baleen spacers and intricate geometric and spiral-carved panels continuing to a reeded, spiral twist, then tapering shaft, turned ferrule, lg. 34 in. Provenance: Skinner, October 26, 1997, Lot 201A. $800-1,200

103 Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, Turk’s head knob above a sailor’s knot, double baleen bands, inlaid silver diamonds, and three-strand braid, spiral-carved shaft with round tapering lower section, short metal ferrule, lg. 35 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

104 Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, Turk’s head with baleen inlaid disk, three baleen spacers, on a diamondcarved and round tapered shaft with brass ferrule, (some loss to baleen), lg. 33 3/8 in. $400-600 105 Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, mid-19th century, round head with stylized leaf carving on a shaft with fine vertical grooves, floral patterns, and spiral twisting body, lg. 32 5/8 in. Provenance: Tradewinds Antique Cane Auction, December 17, 2005. $1,000-1,500

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106 Carved Whalebone and Whale Ivory Walking Stick, America, 19th century, the Turk’s head top above an elaborate shaft with diamond cross-hatch, rope decoration, and sailor’s knots, lg. 37 1/4 in. Provenance: Found on Nantucket; Northeast Auctions, August 21 and 22, 1999, Lot 675. $2,000-3,000

107 Carved Fist and Ball Whale Ivory and Rosewood Cane, 19th century, knob with rosewood and whale ivory spacers on a round tapering rosewood and whale bone shaft with abalone inlay, lg. 36 in. $800-1,200 108 Carved Fist Holding Snake Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, the knob above a carved octagonal and diamond base, two copper washers, on a diamond and twistcarved shaft with pewter tip, lg. 35 in. $1,500-2,500


109 Carved Fist Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, the knob separated from the shaft with an ebony spacer, the shaft in three twist-carved sections, and a braided baleen sailor’s knot, lg. 38 in. $800-1,200 110 Carved and Inlaid Whale Ivory and Whalebone Walking Stick, 19th century, sailor’s knot knob inlaid with tortoiseshell and silver above a tapering neck with spacer and carved sailor’s knot, continuing to spiral twist, then tapering whalebone shaft, brass tip, lg. 33 1/2 in. Provenance: Skinner, October 26, 1997, Lot 201B. $600-800

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111 Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, rounded knob with shell inlay on the top and segmented octagonal carving below, the shaft with rectangle and diamond shell inlay above a section composed of four fluted columns separated by a twist-carved inlay, on a diamond-, bead-, and twist-carved shaft, with a turned whale ivory ferrule, lg. 35 7/8 in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auction, August 6, 1994. $1,500-2,500 104

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112 Carved Whale’s Tooth Snuff Box, England, 19th century, the tooth with relief-carved scenes of bathing women, the end mounted with a hinged silver lid, lg. 7 5/8 in. $3,000-5,000

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113 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth with 32nd Degree Masonic Emblems, probably England, 19th century, the tooth with 32nd degree symbolism including a Maltese cross, double-headed eagle, and other devices, the end with engraved silver cap and suspension chain, ht. 7 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

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114 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth Decorated with Ships and Britannia Figure, England, mid-1830s, one side with three sailing ships, anchor, and Britannia, the other with two ships, the edge with a ship fort and British sailor, lg. 7 in. $4,000-6,000


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115 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth Depicting a Tropical Whaling Scene, possibly Horatio E.C. Nelson, mid-19th century, the wraparound scene depicts a smoking volcano with two longboats hunting a pod of three whales, a three-masted sailing ship on the end continuing around to an island shore scene with another three-masted sailing ship and a whaleboat capturing a whale in the foreground, the bottom edge engraved “H.E.C. Nelson,” lg. 6 in. $8,000-12,000

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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-2, p. 32.

116 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 and eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch, below a vine border, stars, and banner inscribed “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” lg. 7 3/4 in. Provenance: Collection of Jeffrey & Francine Cohen, sold at Richard A. Bourne, July 31, 1989, Lot 85; Richard A. Bourne, November 24, 1979, Lot 312.

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 contour of each of the individual teeth.” (p. 22). $100,000-150,000

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119 Carved Walrus Oosic Fid, 19th century, lg. 12 3/4 in. $200-300 118

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120 Carved Whalebone Fid, 19th century, lg. 10 in. Provenance: Skinner, October 26, 1997, Lot 364A. $200-300

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121 Turned and Carved Whale Ivory Pie Crimper, 19th century, the handle with fine ring turnings and red line decoration, lg. 5 1/4 in. $200-300

122 Turned and Carved Whale Ivory Pie Crimper, 19th century, ring-turned handle with fine-toothed wheel, lg. 6 1/4 in. $200-400

123 Large Whale’s Tooth Seam Rubber, 19th century, carved from a single large tooth, the faceted handle with integral rubber, lg. 5 3/4 in. $300-500

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124 Whalebone Busk, 19th century, one side with engraved and red tinted frame, lg. 13 3/4 in. $200-300

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125 Whalebone Yardstick, 19th century, rectangular with beaded edges and ebony graduation dots for half-, quarter-, and eighthyard increments, lg. 36 in. $300-500 126 Whalebone Yardstick, 19th century, rectangular, with red sealing wax filled graduations for half-, quarter-, and eighth-yard increments, the back with engraved initials “H.I.V.,” lg. 36 in. Provenance: Sandwich Auction, November 27, 2004, Lot 94. $300-500

117 Four Carved or Turned Whalebone Fids, 19th century, lg. to 8 5/8 in. $600-800

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118 Carved Whalebone Fid, 19th century, lg. 14 1/8 in. $200-300

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127 Pair of Scrimshaw Walrus Tusks, probably Hudson Bay or Cumberland Sound, c. 185060, both engraved with finely rendered images of men, women, Native Americans all within a floral border, lg. to 18 3/8 in. $2,500-3,500


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128 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth Decorated with a Whaling Scene, 19th century, both sides depicting a whaling ship and longboats hunting whales, one edge with a whale and longboat scene, the top with a geometric border, the base with a floral border, ht. 6 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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129 Carved Hardwood and Whalebone Walking Stick, 19th century, figural hardwood knob in the form of a bearded man with glass eyes and exotic shell helmet above a tapering whalebone shaft, lg. 34 1/2 in.

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130 Carved Whale Ivory and Malacca Cane, America, c. 1875, the head with finely carved eagle on a branch, the side with carved eagle and bust of George Washington, nickel spacer, and malacca shaft with brass ferrule, lg. 33 3/4 in. $200-300 131 Carved Whale Ivory and Cherry Cane, 19th century, bulldog knob with black glass eyes, sailor’s knot spacer, on a cherry shaft with iron tip, lg. 34 1/4 in. $200-400

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132 Carved “Dove Peace” Whale Ivory and Baleen Cane, Massachusetts, c. 1865, the carved dove knob above a braided baleen sailor’s knot spacer and shaft of wrapped baleen with two whale ivory doves, and a whale ivory tip, lg. 35 3/4 in. Provenance: Barbara Johnson Collection. Literature: Catherine Dike, Canes in the United States (Cane Curiosa Press: Ladue, Missouri, 1994), p. 217. $2,500-3,000

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135 Robert Ball Spencer (England, 1812-1897)

Portrait of the Bark J.H. Duvall, Capt A. Nickerson, Laying in Smyrna, December 27th 1855 Signed l.r., identified in the legend. Watercolor, oil, and gouache on paper, 19 1/4 x 24 3/4 in. (sight), in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor losses throughout lower quarter, especially to legend. $1,500-2,500

The Carmarthan Castle off the Coast of Wales Signed “R.B. Spencer” l.l., identified on a plaque attached to the frame. Oil on canvas, 23 x 37 in., in a giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch. $2,000-3,000

134 Frederick J. Tudgay (United Kingdom, 1841-1921) Portrait of a Three-masted Vessel Signed and dated “FJ TUDGAY 1872” l.r. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in., in a gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Scattered retouch, concentrated at edges and in water. $6,000-9,000

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136 Sailor-made Ropework Cane, 19th century, Turk’s head knot above a sailor’s knot spacer, on a knotwork shaft with white metal ferrule with an iron tip, lg. 35 7/8 in. $700-900

137 Carved Lady’s Leg Whale Ivory and Snakewood Cane, 19th century, baleen and mahogany spacers, silver band, on a round tapering snakewood shaft with iron tip, lg. 33 3/4 in. $200-400 144

138 Carved Whale Ivory Clenched Fist and Rosewood Cane, 19th century, knob with silver and baleen spacers on a tapering rosewood shaft with whale ivory tip, lg. 37 1/2 in. $300-500 139 Carved Whale Ivory and Mahogany Cane, 19th century, octagonal faceted knob with inlaid ebony dots and banding, mahogany spacers and tapered mahogany shaft, lg. 33 5/8 in. $200-300

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140 Whale Ivory, Ebony, and Whalebone Cane, America, mid-19th century, octagonal grip above a wide ebony spacer, the shaft with carved Turk’s head and three-strand basketweave pattern, rope pattern band, fluted section above round tapering lower section, lg. 35 1/2 in. Provenance: Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, November 1, 1999. $1,000-1,500

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141 Turned Whale Ivory and Mahogany Cane, 19th century, ring-turned knob engraved “JONATHAN PARKER,” on a bamboo-turned mahogany shaft with aluminum tip, lg. 34 1/2 in. $500-700 142 Turned and Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, the turned knob with red sealing wax-filled lines on a fluted and round tapering shaft with iron tip, lg. 36 5/8 in. $400-600 143 Whale Ivory, Whalebone, and Mahogany Cane, 19th century, L-shaped handle with mahogany decoration, ebonized wood spacers, on round tapered shaft, lg. 35 3/8 in. $300-500


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144 Carved and Inlaid Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, geometrically carved knob with inlaid ebony-bordered mother-of-pearl squares and ebony dots, the shaft with diamond-shaped inlay of abalone and mother-of-pearl against a whalebone and ebony background above a tapering whalebone shaft, lg. 37 in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auction, August 6, 1994. $1,500-2,500 145 Italian School, 19th Century Portrait of the Brigantine Medea Entering Smyrna, 1861 Unsigned, identified in the legend along the lower edge. Oil on board, 18 1/2 x 26 in., in a blackpainted frame. Condition: Losses and abrasions in legend, other losses near edges in sky, varnish discoloration. $800-1,200 146 William Pierce Stubbs (Maine/ Massachusetts, 1842-1909) Portrait of the Belle Halliday of Taunton Unsigned, vessel identified on a pennant. Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 in., in a giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, repaired tear through two foremasts, scattered retouch throughout. $1,000-2,000

147 Silver and Rosewood Cane, America, c. 1860, rounded top, octagonal side knob engraved “Presented/TO/JM Leonard/Agent/ Mount Hope Iron Co./as a mark of esteem/ BY WM. P. HOOD/Somerset Jany 2d, 1860,” on a round tapering rosewood shaft with silver ferrule, lg. 35 3/4 in. $100-200

148 Turned Whale Ivory and Rosewood Cane, 19th century, knob with baleen spacers, on a round, tapering rosewood shaft with brass tip, lg. 31 in. $200-400

149 Whale Ivory, Ebony, and Mahogany Cane, 19th century, turned knob with inlaid abalone disk on a spiral-carved ebony and octagonal mahogany shaft, lg. 34 3/4 in. $300-500

150 Carved Whale Ivory and Ebony Cane, 19th century, tapering octagonal knob with ebony spacers, on a round tapering ebony shaft with brass tip, lg. 35 1/4 in. $200-400

151 Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, octagonal tapering knob with circular abalone inlay, silver disk spacer, on an octagonal to round tapering shaft with copper tip, lg. 36 1/2 in. $300-500

152 Whale Ivory and Rosewood Cane, America, mid-19th century, octagonal head with abalone disk inlaid into the top, on a carved rosewood shaft with brass ferrule, lg. 33 1/4 in. Provenance: Tradewinds Antique Cane Auction, April 26, 2014, Lot 40. $400-600

153 Turned Whale Ivory and Rosewood Cane, 19th century, knob with baleen spacers and round tapering shaft with whale ivory tip, lg. 37 3/4 in. $300-500

154 California Gold Quartz Presentation Cane, c. 1860, gold knob inlaid on the top with polished quartz with gold in the matrix, the side panels engraved to depict a miner with a shovel, a rider on horseback, an Indian holding a bow, and a cowboy twirling a lasso; engraved on the side of the knob with three presentation inscriptions reading: “S.C. Fogus to A.C. Wilgus California,” “Mrs. Lucy Wilgus to John Tudor Miller 1889,” and “John Tudor Miller to Thomas Evans Oct. 1889,” on a figured snakewood shaft with white metal ferrule and iron tip, lg. 34 1/8 in. Provenance: Tradewinds Antique Cane Auction, April 26, 2014, Lot 2. Note: Shelton C. Fogus arrived in California in 1849 and set up a general store in Sacramento where he was a merchant until he moved to Virginia City, Nevada, to prospect for gold. $6,000-8,000

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155 American School, 19th Century Portrait of the Bark Wildwood Unsigned, inscribed and dated “‘Wildwood’/ 1867” l.l. Oil on board, 11 x 16 in., in a molded giltgesso frame. Condition: Retouch throughout sky and areas of sails, minor losses and tack holes to edges. $200-300

156 Three Export Porcelain Canns, China, 18th/ early 19th century, two straight-sided and one barrel-shaped, each with polychrome social scene, ht. to 7 1/8 in. $300-500

157 Four Export Porcelain Imari Palette Canns, China, 18th century, three graduated canns with lattice and floral scenes, one with flowers emanating from a vase, ht. to 6 1/4 in. $300-500

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158 Four Export Porcelain Blue and White Canns, China, early 19th century, ht. to 6 1/4 in. $600-800 159 Four Export Porcelain Canns, China, 18th/ early 19th century, two blue and white and two with polychrome social scenes, ht. to 6 1/4 in. $400-600 160 Four Export Porcelain Canns, China, late 18th/early 19th century, a pair with enamel inscription “Ed. Pytts Middleton/to his/Niece/ Miss Mary Fort/1784,” one with polychrome social scene, and one Rose Medallion, ht. to 6 1/8 in. $300-500

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161 Chinese Export Silver Mug, c. 1883, the sides elaborate relief and chased and engraved social scenes framed against a diamond textured background, a plaque on the front engraved “Robert/1883,” applied dragon handle, the bottom with engraved inscription “From his Uncle/Frederic Delano Hitch,” a touchmark “LC” and a Chinese character mark, approx. 8.8 troy oz., ht. 4 3/4 in. $800-900


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162 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth Decorated with a Constitution Class Frigate, 19th century, the two-gun deck flying a United States flag, rendered as viewed from the stern, ht. 5 5/8 in. $1,500-2,500

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163 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth Decorated with a Lady with a Harp, c. 1830, the lady in a striped dress playing a harp and surrounded by leafy bushes, on a custom wood stand, ht. 5 3/8 in. $1,500-2,500 164 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth Decorated with a Lady Holding a Brush, attributed to William Sizer, c. 1835, the woman wearing a redtinted, boldly checked gown, ht. 6 in. $3,000-5,000

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165 Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, c. 1838, one side engraved with crossed United States flags, hot air balloon, and geometric and floral devices, the other side engraved “W.M. BOWEN/COAST PERU FEBY 1ST 1838,” lg. 12 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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166 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth with “Sailor’s Farewell” Scene, attributed to the Banknote Engraver, mid-19th century, finely engraved with a sailor and his lover beneath a tree framed by a floral border, the back with a scene of a gentleman and his lover with a sailing ship in the background, the top and bottom with diamond tooth border with swags, on a custom wood stand, (shrinkage cracks), ht. 6 1/2 in. $10,000-15,000

167 Pair of Scrimshaw Whale’s Teeth with Portraits of Women, 19th century, polychrome decoration, one with a portrait of a woman feeding a lamb on one side and a portrait of woman in a dark gown above a border of roses on the other; one with an image of a girl skipping rope on one side and a portrait of woman in a striped gown above a border of roses on the other, ht. to 6 7/8 in. $8,000-12,000

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168 Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth with Image of Napoleon III, c. 1860, curved tooth, the bust with inscription below reading “NAPOLEON III/ EMPEROR OF FRANCE,” ht. 5 7/8 in. $400-600 169 Scrimshaw Walrus Tusk, 19th century, with four scenes including a woman in a long gown in an urban setting, an American ship at sea, a woman and cherub, and a marriage scene, lg. 22 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

170 M. Renault (France, 19th Century) Ship Houghton Wm. G. Percy Commander, entering the Port of Leghorn, November 24th, 1862. Signed “Painted by M. Renault” and identified in the legend. Oil on canvas, 20 x 34 1/2 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, retouch primarily to open areas of water and sky.

Note: The Houghton was a full-rigged ship built and originally owned by Levi Houghton & Sons in Bath, Maine, in 1849. In an entry in the Annual Report on Foreign Commerce (published in Executive Documents printed by order of The House of Representatives during the Third Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress), dated December 31, 1862, it is stated that there were quite a few American vessels (presumably the Houghton was one) arrived or expected in the last quarter of that year. The optimistic writer speculates that this “respectable showing” indicated increased future trade through that Italian port alone—in export products such as marble, olive oil, silk, soap, and wine (the last of which he speculates “will speedily find [its] way to the markets of the world”), pp. 517-18. $8,000-12,000

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172 Thomas Chambers (New York/England, 1808-1869)

Portrait of the Bark Gerard C. Tobey Signed and dated “C.S. Raleigh/1879� l.l. Oil on canvas, 26 x 36 in., in the likely original giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, scattered inpainting including to a long diagonal line u.r. $4,000-6,000

New York Harbor Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 30 1/4 in., in a modern frame. Condition: Relined, restretched, stable craquelure, retouch primarily to sky and dark pigments in water. $6,000-8,000

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173 Cast Iron Gate with Urns and Flowers, possibly Massachusetts, c. 1843, with arched crest reading “CAPT HENRY PHELPS./1843,� above an openwork panel with central flower bordered on the top and bottom with stars and flanked by urns, (minor imperfections), ht. 35 3/4, wd. 31 1/2 in. $300-500

174 Attributed to William Matthew Prior (Massachusetts/Maine, 1806-1873) Pair of Portraits, Possibly a Portuguese Sea Captain and His Wife Unsigned. Oil on board, 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (sight), in molded gilt frames. Condition: Minor spots of retouch, mostly to edges and background. $6,000-8,000

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179 French School, 19th Century LE CORCAIRE LA INVANTION DE BORDAU Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 16 1/2 x 21 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Stains, losses, repairs, may be laid down, not examined out of frame. $600-800

180 American School, 19th Century Portrait of an American Vessel off the Coast Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 18 1/4 x 29 3/4 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Repaired tears c.l. and c.r., creases and minor damage elsewhere. $700-900 175

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Portrait of a Gentleman Unsigned Oil on canvas, 21 x 17 in., in gilt frame and scratch-beaded black strip outer frame, under glass. Condition: Patch to puncture in hair u.c. $1,500-2,500

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176 Attributed to Charles Delin (Holland, 17561818) Portrait of a Young Man Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 21 x 17 in., in a gilt frame and scratch-beaded black strip outer frame. Condition: Relined, spots and lines of inpainting throughout. $1,500-2,500

Note: Inscribed on the stretcher “Unkle [sic] Samuel.” $1,500-2,500 178 Attributed to Charles Delin (Holland, 17561818) Portrait of a Gentleman Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 21 x 17 in., in gilt frame and scratch-beaded black strip outer frame. Condition: Relined, minor inpainting. Note: Pictured in Peter Benes, Charles Delin Port Painter of Maastricht and Amsterdam (Historical Society of Old Newbury, 1987), p. 82, plate 59. $1,500-2,500

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Portrait of a Ship of War in Full Regalia Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, the three-masted vessel surrounded by smaller ships, 15 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. (sight), in a modern mat and frame. Condition: Small areas of discoloration, not examined out of frame. $300-500 182 Louis Honore Frederick Gamain (France, 1803-1871) Portrait of a French Vessel Inscribed “Louis Gamain au Havre Rue de l’Hopital No. 37” on the mat. Watercolor on paper, in a gilt and beveled mat with rounded corners bearing a later inscription “Alfred & Marie Cap. Ingouf,” 14 1/4 x 19 3/4 in., in a giltwood frame, together with a late 19th century French cabinet card with inscription “CLEMENTINE-MARIE INGOUF/ nee ROUSSEL/(1854-1909).” Condition: Toning, faded. Provenance: The painting and the cabinet card both descended in the Ingouf family, likely from the French Admiral Jules Alexandre Ingouf (1846-1901). $800-1,200


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183 Seashell-decorated Watercolor Valentine, 19th century, composed of eight sections, each painted with a seashell surrounded by seaweed and trimmed in gold leaf, (paper toned, minor staining), 7 x 9 in., unframed. $300-500 184 Coin Silver Presentation Tea Set, Bigelow Brothers & Kennard, Boston, Massachusetts, teapot, sugar bowl, and pitcher with engraved scroll and floral decoration and presentation inscription “Presented to/Capt. Henry Christie/and Lady/of British Ship “SHAND” of/Liverpool, by the owner’s, Capt. Winsor/ Officers, Passengers of the American Ship/‘Golden Light’ of Boston/Burnt at Sea, Feb. 22d, 1853 As a token of gratitude for the unlimited kindness bestowed upon the Captain, Officers, Crew, and Passengers, after rescuing them from their perilous situation.,” the bases marked “BIGELOW, BRO’S & KENNARD/BOSTON/Coin,” approx. 51.2 troy oz., ht. to 7 in.

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185 School of George Chinnery (English, Working in China, 1774-1852), Possibly Lamqua (China, 1801-1860) Portrait of China Trade Magnate Hollingworth Magniac Unsigned, sitter’s name inscibed in pencil on the back of the frame. Oil on canvas, 9 3/4 x 8 1/4 in., in a gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Minor inpainting. $200-400

186 Dark Red Lacquer Glove Box, China, late 19th century, the lid with gilt social scene, bamboo and flower border, the box with social scene medallions and floral sprays, on gilt dragon feet, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 10 7/8, dp. 4 1/2 in. $300-500 187 Pair of Chinese Export Reverse Paintings on Glass Depicting Women, late 19th century, in molded and beaded hardwood frames, overall 22 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. $500-700 185

188 Chinese School, 19th Century 18th Century Hong Kong Port Scene Unsigned. Gouache on paper, possibly a wallpaper fragment, 22 x 36 in., floating in a turned faux bamboo frame. Condition: Tears, discoloration. $600-800

189 Four Armorial Export Porcelain Plates, China, late 18th/early 19th century, polychrome decoration with gilt highlights, the rim with floral devices and heraldic beast, the center with crest composed heraldic beasts and a griffin flanking a garter with motto “TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO/LAUDA QUE INVIDET,” (imperfections), dia. 9 in. $600-800

190 Two Armorial Export Porcelain Dishes, China, late 18th/early 19th century, polychrome decoration, the rim with beast and floral devices, the center with large armorial crest, dia. 6 1/2 in. $300-500

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191 Rose Medallion Export Porcelain Punch Bowl, China, 19th century, ht. 6 1/4, dia. 14 3/4 in. $300-500

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192 Rose Medallion Export Porcelain Vase, China, 19th century, the vase embellished with gilt dragons and foo dogs, ht. 17 1/2 in. $500-700

193 Eagle-carved and Polychrome Painted Roof Boss, high relief-carved oak spreadwing eagle with gold-painted feather details, with starry sky backdrop, (scattered areas of paint loss), ht. 14 1/2, wd. 14 1/2, dp. 7 1/4 in. Provenance: Michael & Jane Dunn, Claverack, New York, 1990. $800-1,200

194 Carved and Black-painted Pilot House Eagle, New Hampshire, 19th century, spreadwing eagle with carved feather detail, perched on a rock-carved base, ht. 24, lg. 27, wd. 28 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

195 Large Carved and Painted Spreadwing Eagle Plaque, America, 19th century, carved body and feather details, old surface, (repairs), wd. 82 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000 196 Three Carved Wooden Eagles, America, late 19th century, one large and two small eagles with carved body and feathers, the large eagle carved from oak, the small eagles ash and mahogany, wd. to 20 5/8 in. $300-500

197 Two Carved Gilt-gesso Eagles, early 19th century, with carefully rendered body and feather details, suspension loops on the top, (minor imperfections), ht. 12 in. $700-900 198 Carved and Gilded Eagle Plaque, Artistic Carving Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 20th century, spreadwing eagle with carved body and feather details, shield and blue ribbon with “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” the back marked “ARTISTIC CARVING/CO.,” wd. 35 1/2, ht. 14 in. $800-1,200 199 Carved Fish Weathervane, New England, 19th century, pine board carved with gill, fin, and tail details, gilt ball, bronze directional, weathered surface, lg. 30 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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200 Large Wood and Copper Ship Weathervane, America, 19th century, in the form of a three-masted sailing ship, on custom stand, lg. 43, ht. 27 in. $1,200-1,500 201 Sheet Metal Swordfish Weathervane, America, 20th century, lead-coated copper cutout swordfish mounted above a sphere, on a custom stand, ht. 21 1/2 in. $600-800

202 American School, Late 19th Century Arctic Whaling Scene Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 18 x 32 in., in a gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Surface inconsistencies, minor fluorescence under ultraviolet light. $300-500

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203 American School, Mid-19th Century Forest King of Fairhaven, Oliver E. Briggs, Commander, Leaving Marseilles, March 29th 1866 Unsigned, identified in the legend. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 18 x 24 1/2 in. (sight), in a molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Toned, abrasions, flecks of light discoloration, not examined out of frame. $800-1,200 204 T. Sutherland, Engraver, After William J. Huggins (English, 1781-1845) South Seas Whale Fishery, London, 1825. Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Handcolored lithograph on paper, depicting many whaling activities, 13 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (image), (minor foxing), in a molded frame. $300-500

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205 Smith Brothers & Co., Publishers (New York, 19th Century) “NEW BEDFORD./FROM FAIR HAVEN 1853,� engraved by W. Wellstood after the painting by John William Hill (18121879), identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, 24 3/4 x 37 1/2 in. (image), in a ripple-molded frame. Condition: Spots of foxing, stains, overall light toning. $300-500 206 Endicott and Co., Lithographers (American, 1852-1886) New Bedford, Fifty Years Ago. Identified in an inscription in the matrix. Lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 17 7/8 x 27 in., framed. Condition: Minor spots of foxing, toning. $200-400


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207 Carved Wood and Gilt-gesso Swan Finial, 19th century, full-body, with backswept wings and arched neck, ht. 10 1/2 in. $300-500

208 Relief-carved and Painted Wooden Finback Whale Wall Plaque, Clark Voorhees, Weston, Vermont, probably second quarter 20th century, signed with impressed artist’s conjoined initials “CV” and “C. VOORHEES” on the reverse, lg. 18 1/2 in. $800-1,200

209 Relief-carved and Painted Wooden Right Whale Wall Plaque, Clark Voorhees, Weston, Vermont, probably second quarter 20th century, signed with impressed artist’s conjoined initials “CV” and “C. VOORHEES” on the reverse, lg. 18 in. $1,000-1,500

211 Carved and Painted Wooden Sperm Whale Plaque, Clark G. Voorhees, Jr. (1911-1980), Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Weston, Vermont, third quarter 20th century, signed with impressed artist’s initials “CV” and “C.VOORHEES” on the reverse, lg. 17 in. $800-1,200

210 Carved and Painted Wooden Dolphin Plaque, Clark G. Voorhees, Jr. (19111980), Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Weston, Vermont, third quarter 20th century, signed with impressed artist’s initials “CV” and “C.VOORHEES” on the reverse, lg. 18 in. $800-1,200

212 Carved and Painted Wooden Full-body Sperm Whale, Clark G. Voorhees, Jr. (19111980), Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Weston, Vermont, third quarter 20th century, mounted on a custom stand, the stand signed with impressed “C.VOORHEES,” ht. 6 1/2, lg. 18 1/8 in. $1,500-2,500

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213 Pair of Painted Mason Challenge Grade Canvasback Duck Decoys, Detroit, Michigan, early 20th century, with painted feather details and glass eyes, lg. to 14 3/8 in. $800-1,200 213

214 Carved and Painted Shadow Box Diorama of Two Sailing Ships, attributed to Francis J. Ullock, Newcastle, New Brunswick, c. 1926, the vessels sail on a choppy blue-painted putty “sea,� in a gold-painted, barrel-backed, and canted side shadow box frame, ht. 19 3/4, wd. 49 1/8, dp. 13 in. Provenance: Pictou Lodge, Nova Scotia. Note: The schooner in the diorama is the Bluenose, constructed in Nova Scotia in the early 20th century; she went undefeated in every International Schooner race in which she competed. $600-800 215 Three Small Nautical Dioramas in Shadow Box Frames, probably America, early 20th century, various vessels and seascapes, each overall 13 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. $700-900

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218 American School, c. 1856-60 The Yacht Julia in the New York Yacht Club Race off Sandy Hook, New Jersey Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 29 1/2 in., the yacht at center with other sailing vessels in the background, in a molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Scattered spots of retouch in the sky and sails, areas of retouch along left and right sides of canvas; relined, conserved, and framed by Swain Galleries, Plainfield, New Jersey, 1974. Note: The Julia was constructed by George Steers for James M. Waterbury, Esq., a founding member of the New York Yacht Club. The painting is reminiscent of work by James E. Buttersworth, based on similarities of style and form. The use of cadmium orange in the sky is seen in Buttersworth’s Yacht “Orion” in a New York Yacht Club race in American Marine Painting by John Wildmerding as well as his Yacht under Full Sail. Yachting, by Pritchet, 1894, vol. 2, reports the seventyeight-foot yacht was designed by Nelson Spratt. “This Wonderful Yacht seems to have sprung into existence by chance; her designer was a quiet, obscure man whose ideas of naval architecture were far in advance of his time... ‘Julia’ was one of the handsomest yachts of her day and the fastest when proper allowance for difference of size was made.” Julia was depicted by numerous prominent marine artists, some showing the owner’s burgee seen at the top of the mast, including the New York Yacht Club Regatta showing Julia in the New Bedford-Edgartown Regatta of 1856 by William Bradford and Albert Van Beest. (William Bradford: Sailing Ships & Arctic Seas). $2,000-3,000

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219 William Moore Davis (New York, 1829-1920) Portrait of a Ship off the Coast with Lighthouse Signed “W.M. DAVIS” l.l. Oil on canvas, 22 x 32 in., in a modern molded frame. Condition: Surface grime, abrasions. $1,000-1,500 219

216 Carved and Faux Marble-painted Architectural Pediment, late 19th/early 20th century, in two side-by-side sections, the scrolled broken arch topped by fruit and flanking dolphins, (imperfections), ht. 25, wd. 96, dp. 19 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

217 Italian School, Late 19th Century The Samoset off Naples Unsigned, backing board with partial paper label “O.J. MARV.../Print and Picture Frame Store/40 William St., New Bedford, Mass.” Watercolor and gouache on paper, 16 1/2 x 23 1/2 in., in a molded frame with gilt liner. Condition: Very minor stains and abrasions, not examined out of frame. $1,500-2,500

220 William John Huggins (United Kingdom, 1781-1845) Portrait of the Seringapatam, Pioneer Ship of Green’s Black Wall Line Signed and dated “WJ Huggins/1840” l.l. Oil on canvas, the three-masted vessel sailing left to right in choppy water, a smaller vessel beyond, 32 x 49 1/4 in., in a molded blackpainted and parcel-gilt frame. Condition: Laid down on Masonite, scattered spots and inpainting, frame with losses. $4,000-6,000

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221 Attributed to Robert Salmon (Massachusetts and England, 1775-1848) Early Morning on a Calm Bay Unsigned. Oil on panel, two figures wearing red caps, and another fishing, with distant ships and a windmill visible under the rising sun, 8 x 10 in., in a later molded and gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Minor inpainting to upper edge and u.r. quadrant, concentrated above figures. $2,000-3,000 222 American School, Early 20th Century The Chain Bridge, Amesbury, Massachusetts Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 21 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (sight), matted and framed. Condition: Minor tape residue l.r., not examined out of frame. $400-600

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223 Warren Sheppard (New Jersey, 1858-1937) Portrait of a Sailing Yacht Flying the Burgee of the New York Yacht Club Signed and dated “Warren Sheppard/1886.” l.r. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in., in original molded and gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Inpainting to fill craquelure. $1,000-1,500 224 Brian Coole (American, b. 1939) The Paddlewheel Steamer Oliver Ellsworth Signed “Brian Coole” l.r., inscribed with the vessel’s name l.c. Oil on canvas laid down on wood, 18 1/2 x 23 1/2 in., in a giltwood frame. Condition: Surface grime. $800-1,200

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Steamship in Boston Harbor Signed “J.S. Ryder” l.r. Oil on canvas, 14 x 22 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Laid down onto board, inpainting in craquelure and small areas in the sky, and small areas elsewhere. $800-1,200 226 Cast Iron Sailor Croquet Set, late 19th century, nine wickets in the form of men in painted sailor clothes, the legs acting as the hoop, ht. 17 1/2 in. $400-600

227 Walnut Veneer-inlaid Maple High Chest of Drawers, probably Massachusetts, early 18th century, the double-arch molded case of drawers with string-inlaid and herringbone veneer borders, on a beaded valanced skirt and cabriole legs ending in pad feet, old brasses, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 65 1/2, wd. 38 3/4, dp. 20 in. Provenance: Purchased in Hingham in 1935. $10,000-15,000

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Portrait of a Young Gentleman in a Powdered Wig Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 26 1/4 x 21 3/4 in., in a molded and beaded giltwood frame. Condition: Laid onto Masonite, inpainting to small areas. $4,000-6,000

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229 Cherry Tall Case Clock, Samuel Rockwell, Middletown, Connecticut, c. 1760-70, the engraved brass dial with seconds hand and calendar aperture and cast spandrels with a boss in the arch engraved “Samuel Rockwell Middletown,” refinished, (minor restoration), ht. 89 in. $4,000-6,000 230 Pair of Mahogany Ladder-back Side Chairs, possibly Connecticut, c. 1790, with four serpentine pierced slats centering hearts on slip seats and square legs, old finish, ht. 37 1/4, seat ht. 17 in. Note: A jelly label inside the seat frame is inscribed “chair from Finch Perry House, Union County, Connecticut---.” $200-250

231 Attributed to Ralph Earl (Connecticut, Massachusetts, 1751-1801) Pair of Portraits of a Gentleman and a Lady Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 41 1/2 x 33 in., in molded black-painted and gilt-gesso frames. Condition: Relined, repaired tear, extensive retouch. $4,000-6,000 232 Cherry Dining Table, southeastern New England, c. 1740-60, the oval drop-leaf top on turned tapering legs ending in pad feet on platforms joined by a straight apron, ht. 27 1/2, wd. 54, dp. 48 3/4 in. $400-600

233 American School, Early 19th Century Pair of Portraits of a Man and Woman Unsigned. Oil on panel, 22 x 17 1/2 in., in molded frames. Condition: Small lines and spots of inpainting throughout. $2,000-3,000

234 Silver Porringer, Jacob Hurd, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1740-58, slightly flared rim on a bulbous body with convex base, pierced scroll handle with worn “Jacob/Hurd” cartouche on the back, approx. 7.6 troy oz., lg. 7 3/4, dia. 5 1/8 in. $2,000-3,000

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235 Silver Porringer, William Holmes, Boston, Massachusetts, late 18th century, slightly flared rim on a bulbous body with “WH” mark on the interior, pierced scroll handle with engraved initials “HP,” approx. 7.9 troy oz., lg. 8 1/8, dia. 5 1/2 in. Literature: Referenced in Florence Virginia Berger and George Munson Curtis, American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate, Exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, July to December, 1911 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1911), p. 67, no. 577, where it is suggested that it is related to the Paine family. $500-700

236 Silver Creamer, Christopher Hughes, Baltimore, Maryland, c. 1780, the edge and base with gadroon decoration, scroll handle, front engraved with later monogram “ATB” possibly for Arthur Tilghman Brice (b. 1850), approx. 5.45 troy oz., ht. 4 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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237 Silver Caster, Samuel Minott, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1770, flame finial on a pierced and engraved top, the body with engraved initials “T/WB,” the underside of the base with engraved initials “B/ID,” approx. 3.75 troy oz., ht. 5 5/8 in. $300-500 238 Fourteen Pieces of Coin and Sterling Silver Flatware, America, 19th century, four sheaf of wheat forks, three teaspoons, four tablespoons, and one ladle marked “J.B. JONES,” and one small fork marked “SHREVE CRUMP & LOW CO,” with engraved inscription “From his/Uncle Daniel Sargent,” approx. 26.35 troy oz. $200-300 239 Pair of Continental Hexagonal Mid-drip Brass Candlesticks and a Single Squarebase Candlestick, c. 18th century, ht. 7 in. $200-300

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240 Pair of Brass Candlesticks and a Single Bell Metal Candlestick, England and France, mid-18th century, the pair of English brass candlesticks with square bases and canted corners, the single French bell metal candlestick with hexagonal base, ht. to 8 in. $250-350

241 Figured Maple Chest of Drawers, Rhode Island, 18th century, the case of thumbmolded drawers on bracket feet, original brasses, (minor restoration and imperfections), ht. 41 1/2, wd. 36, dp. 18 in. Provenance: Augustus Lapham of Smithfield, Rhode Island, descended through the related Peckham family. $800-1,200 242 Carved Walnut Dining Table, Pennsylvania, c. 1740-60, the rectangular drop-leaf top on cutout apron joining cabriole legs ending in trifid feet, old finish, (minor imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 48 1/4, lg. 53 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500


243 American School, Early 19th Century Portrait of Doctor Samuel Harris of Philadelphia Unsigned. Pastel on paper, sitter identified on labels on the reverse, 19 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (sight), in a giltgesso frame. Condition: Creases, abrasions, minor losses, not examined out of frame. $800-1,200

244 Needlework Panel with a Basket of Flowers on a Marble Pedestal, England or America, late 18th century, mounted to a wooden panel with steel tacks, (minor losses, pulled away from tacks u.r.), 26 x 20 1/4 in. $1,200-1,500 245 Small Stitched Pocketbook, Europe, 18th/19th century, worked on both sides with red and white flowers on green and blue stems, mounted between glass in a gilt frame, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 5 in. $200-250 246 In the Manner of Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin (France/America, 1770-1852)

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Portrait of Colonel Nicholas Fish (New York City, 1758-1833) Unsigned. Charcoal and pencil on paper, old handwritten and typed notes affixed to the reverse, in an eglomise mat and molded giltwood frame, together with an engraving of the subject and accompanied by Nicholas Fish’s signed copy of Washington’s Farewell Address to the People of the United States, New York, 1809. Condition: Minor toning, subtle rippling, losses in neck. Provenance: Descended, probably from the mid-1830s, in the family of Colonel Gervitsen Stryker (including late 1840s mayor of Brooklyn Francis Stryker), Fish’s friend and associate during the Revolution. Exhibitions: Barnum’s Museum, 1849, in an exhibition dedicated to the New York citizens who took part in the Revolution. Note: Colonel Nicholas Fish was a decorated Revolutionary War soldier, and after the war was President of the New York State Order of the Cincinnati from 1797 to 1804 and 1805 to 1806, and member of the Washington Benevolent Society. His son, Hamilton Fish, became a well-established statesman—the 16th governor of New York State, a Senator, and Secretary of State under President Grant. $1,500-2,500 246

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247 Carved Mahogany Side Chair, c. 1760-80, with shaped crest rail and carved terminals, above the pierced scroll-carved and intertwined splat flanked by reeded stop-fluted stiles on a slip seat and cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet and raking rear legs, (repairs), ht. 38, seat ht. 18 in. $1,000-1,500

248 Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, with serpentine carved crest rail, Gothic splat, and overupholstered seat with serpentine front rail, beaded legs, ht. 37 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. $400-600 249 Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Massachusetts, late 18th century, with pierced scrolled splat, overupholstered seat, and cabriole legs on pad feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 37 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $800-1,200 250 “Boston Harbor� Wallpaper Panels, Zuber et Cie., Rixheim (Alsace), France, mid20th century, six contiguous panels with a panoramic view of Boston Harbor, each with a Zuber emblem at the bottom, panels numbered 16 to 21, (some tears and losses to ends), ht. 144, wd. 19 5/8 in. $1,200-1,800 251 Four-piece Creamware Cruet Set for the Danish Market, probably Staffordshire, England, late 18th century, including two castors and two oil bottles, with red enamel labels, (a few small chips), ht. to 6 in. $400-600

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252 Dutch Delft White-glazed Inkstand, Holland, c. 1700, scalloped circular shape, the stand with eight pierced holes, sold with an insert pot and cover, dia. 7 7/8 in. $200-300 253 Carved Mahogany Drop-leaf Table, c. 174060, rectangular top and cutout skirt joining tapering legs ending in pad feet on platforms, refinished, ht. 29, wd. 14 1/2, dp. 40 in. $600-800 254 Walnut Veneer Mirror, England, mid-18th century, the half-round, molded, shaped, and beaded frame with beveled two-part glass, refinished, (minor veneer loss), ht. 48 1/2, wd. 20 in. $300-500

255 Upholstered Mahogany Lolling Chair, probably New England, c. 1780, with serpentine crest, upholstered arms on concave supports, and molded Marlborough legs, ht. 43, seat ht. 15 in. $400-600

256 Glazed Walnut Corner Cupboard, possibly Virginia, late 18th century, with molded dentiled cornice, molded and arched mullions, and raised paneled doors below, all on bracket feet, ht. 78, wd. 42, dp. 19 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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257 Paint-decorated Cherry Panel, possibly Virginia, early 19th century, with six recessed beaded panels showing a wreath and script initials “E.S.V.” flanked by stylized tulips and grapevines, ht. 32 1/4, wd. 63 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000 258 Carved Mahogany and Cedar Side Chair, Bermuda, 18th century, with scroll-carved crest rail, vasiform splat, cane seat, and cabriole legs ending in pad feet joined by a flat shaped stretcher, ht. 38 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $700-900

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259 Carved Birch Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts, late 18th century, on clawand-ball feet, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 32 1/2, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 20 1/2 in. $700-900 260 Birch Oxbow Slant-lid Desk, Massachusetts, late 18th century, with multi-drawer compartmented interior and cockbeaded case of drawers on ogee bracket feet, replaced brasses, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 42 3/4, wd. 41, dp. 21 in. $1,000-1,500

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261 Carved Maple Tall Case Clock, Levi and Abel Hutchins, Concord, New Hampshire, late 18th century, the engraved brass dial with “Levi and Abel Hutchins Concord” in the arch, with seconds hand and calendar aperture, refinished, (restoration), ht. 87 in. $3,000-5,000 262 Maple Tea Table, New England, last half 18th century, with oval top and cutout apron joining turned tapering legs on pad feet, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 27 1/4, wd. 25 1/2, dp. 37 1/4 in. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s, January 20, 2007; acquired by the present owner from the above. $2,000-4,000


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263 Near Pair of Turned Vase-back Armchairs, New England, late 18th century, with carved and shaped crest rails above pierced splats and scrolled arms on block-, vase-, and ringturned legs joined by stretchers, ending in pad feet, ht. 42, 43, seat ht. 15, 16 in. $600-800 264 Cherry Tall Case Clock, Abraham Edwards, Ashby, Massachusetts, with arched hood topped by fretwork and urn finials above the glazed door and painted wooden dial inscribed “A. Edwards Ashby” and wooden movement, on waist with tombstone door and base with bracket feet, old finish, ht. 90 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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265 Tiger Maple Chest of Drawers, probably Massachusetts, c. 1790-1800, with molded top and cockbeaded case on bracket feet, replaced brasses, (minor imperfections), ht. 32 1/2, wd. 38, dp. 18 in. $800-1,200 266 Tiger Maple Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts, c. 1790-1810, the cockbeaded case on bracket feet, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 35 1/2, wd. 37 3/4, dp. 20 in. $800-1,200

267 Walnut Tall Chest of Drawers, Pennsylvania, late 19th century, with molded cornice and case of three short, two half, and four long cockbeaded drawers flanked by reeded quarter-columns on ogee bracket feet, old brasses, old mellow surface, (imperfections), ht. 63 1/4, wd. 42, dp. 21 in. $2,000-4,000 268 Bird’s-eye Maple One-drawer Stand, New York State, early 19th century, with block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs, ht. 29 3/4, wd. 20 3/4, dp. 19 3/4 in. $600-800

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269 Victor Dubreuil (New York/France, 18461946) A BILL Signed “V. Dubreuil” l.c. Oil on canvas, 12 x 10 in., in a molded blackpainted frame. Condition: Losses l.c. $1,000-2,000

270 American School, 19th Century Portrait, Possibly a Self Portrait, of an Artist with Palette Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 34 1/4 x 26 1/2 in., in a modern giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, evidence of old inpainting and a repair under glossy varnish. $1,500-2,500

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271 William Willard (Massachusetts, 1819-1904) Portrait of a Boy in Profile, Probably the Artist’s Son Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 12 x 10 in., unframed. Condition: Abrasions, retouch to large area at left edge. Provenance: Purchased at the 1980 auction sale of Ernest Hall’s estate in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Note: William Willard was a prominent mid-19th century portrait painter, based in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, whose list of sitters includes Abraham Lincoln, Chief Justice Appleton of Maine, and other New England public figures. $600-800 272 William Willard (Massachusetts, 1819-1904) Self Portrait Holding a Palette Unsigned. Oil on canvas laid down on board, 12 x 10 in., unframed. Condition: Losses to edges, abrasions. Provenance: Purchased at the 1980 auction sale of Ernest Hall’s estate in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

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273 Pair of Carved Mahogany Shield-back Side Chairs, Rhode Island, c. 1795, each with a shell above an urn with festoons of leaves and shaped ribs on arched lunettes, ht. 38 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. Literature: An identical chair is illustrated and discussed in Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture, New York Graphic Society, pp. 160-61. $1,500-2,500

274 American School, Early 19th Century Pair of Portraits, Reportedly Nathaniel Sharp and Sara Sharp with Her Young Son, Rhode Island Portrait of Nathaniel dated “1830” on the letter he holds c.l., portrait of Sara signed and dated “A. Steere Pinx 1830” l.l. Oil on canvas, 40 x 36 in., in giltwood frames. Condition: Nathaniel with punctures (some repaired), both with scattered retouch. Note: Nathaniel Sharp reportedly served as the harbormaster in Newport, and his wife Sara was reportedly involved in the founding of the Rhode Island School of Design. $4,000-6,000

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275 Inlaid Mahogany Sideboard, Massachusetts, c. 1795-1810, the case with ovolo corners above three drawers and four hinged doors inlaid with checkered stringing, oval panels, and tiger maple crossbanding throughout, all on square tapering legs, replaced brasses, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 39 1/2, wd. 72, dp. 24 in. $3,000-5,000

276 Neoclassical Painted and Gilt-gesso Mirror, England, late 19th century, with flower-filled urn and scrolling vines above a rectangular beaded frame with corner rosettes and beveled glass, all on a scrolling vine bracket, original surface, ht. 51, wd. 25 in. $800-1,200

277 Pair of Engraved Bell Metal Lemon-top Andirons and Matching Tools, possibly Boston, late 18th/early 19th century, beaded, belted, lemon-form finial with engraved swag and tassel decoration supported on a turned shaft atop a square plinth with engraved swags with tassels over a shaped medallion, on spurred cabriole legs with claw-and-ball feet, conforming log stops, engraved shovel and tongs, and non-matching jamb hooks, ht. 19, wd. 13 1/4, dp. 19 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

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278 Pair of Brass and Iron Acorn-top Andirons with Matching Tools, New York, early 19th century, elongated acorn tops with turned shafts, spurred cabriole legs with ball feet, conforming shovel and tongs, ht. 22 1/2, wd. 11 1/2, dp. 22 in. $1,000-1,500 279 Pair of Brass and Iron Double Lemon-top Andirons and Matching Tools, probably New York, early 19th century, with hexagonal columns and spurred cabriole legs with ball feet, shovel and tongs with conforming handles, ht. 22, wd. 10 1/2, dp. 19 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

280 Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneerinlaid Bowfront Bureau, Massachusetts or New Hampshire, c. 1810-15, with shaped inlaid top on a case of cockbeaded crossbanded drawers flanked by quarterengaged ring-turned reeded posts and vase- and ring-turned legs, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 41 1/2, wd. 43, dp. 23 in. $1,000-1,500 281 Mahogany Shield-form Pole Screen, New England, early 19th century, the crossbanded screen on a vase- and ring-turned support and scrolled legs on ball feet, ht. 55, wd. 17 in. $800-1,200

282 Carved Mahogany, Mahogany Veneer, and Bird’s-eye Maple-inlaid Sofa, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1810, with shaped cresting centering a bird’s-eye maple panel bordered by crossbanding and stringing, the molded scrolling arms on vase- and ring-turned reeded and fluted swelled supports continuing to legs joined by a bowed seat rail, refinished, ht. 37 1/2, wd. 75, dp. 27 in. $4,000-6,000 283 Inlaid Mahogany and Gilt-gesso Mirror, probably New York, c. 1800, with scrolled crest centering an urn of flowers, above an oval Prince of Wales crest-inlaid panel, the string-inlaid gilt incised liner flanked by swags and scrolled pendant below, (repairs), ht. 56 1/2, wd. 22 3/4 in. $800-1,200

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284 Mahogany String-inlaid Dressing Glass, England, c. 1800, with shaped cresting above the arched mirror on reeded brackets, the swell-front case of three drawers with whalebone finials, pulls, and ball feet, ht. 27 1/4, wd. 23, dp. 9 in. Provenance: The estate of Edmund Tarbell, New Castle, New Hampshire. $800-1,200

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285 Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1805-10, with shaped top and ovolo corners on a conforming skirt centering bird’s-eye maple panels bordered by stringing, crossbanding and geometric inlay, joining vase- and ring-turned reeded legs, ht. 29 1/4, wd. 40 3/4, dp. 18 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500

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286 Carved Mahogany Tilt-top Table, probably Salem, Massachusetts, late 18th century, with circular dished top, vase- and ring-turned support, and cabriole legs with arris knees ending in pad feet, ht. 28 1/2, dia. 24 1/4 in. $400-600 287 Mahogany and Mahogany and Wavy Birch Veneer Worktable, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1810-15, with canted corners, single drawer, and bag frame, all on vase- and ring-turned legs, old brass pulls, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 20 1/4, dp. 15 1/4 in. $600-800


288 Academy-decorated Basswood Veneer Box, 19th century, rectangular with canted corners, brass ring handles, and stamped brass feet, the lid and sides with painted floral decoration, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 10, dp. 8 in. $400-600 289 Needlework Sampler “Mary Norton,” c. 1818, worked in silk threads on a linen background, alphabet above a “Mary Norton her/work Wrought in the/14th year of her/ age and finished on the 2d/of July 1818” with verse above a large potted flower, house, and image of a girl and cat, bordered with strawberry vine, in a modern figured maple frame, (fading), ht. 18, wd. 14 in. $2,500-3,500 290 Needlework Sampler “Catherine Jane Hoffman,” Poughkeepsie, New York, 1836, worked in silk threads on a linen ground, composed as a house flanked by trees, 16 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (sight), in a walnut part-ebonized and parcel-gilt frame. $300-500 298

291 Needlework Hewlett Family Record, c. 1838, worked in silk threads on a linen ground, with elaborate strawberry border, 16 x 15 1/2 in. (sight), in a period giltwood frame. $300-500

292 Clarissa Peters Russell (Massachusetts, 1809-1854) Miniature Portrait of a Young Girl in a Blue Dress Holding Red Roses Unsigned. Oil on ivory, 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 in., in a wood frame with embossed brass aperture. Condition: Aperture with minor cracks. $1,500-2,500

294 Pamelia Hill (Framingham, Massachusetts, 1803-1860) Miniature Portrait of Sarah Farley Treadwell Unsigned. Oil on ivory, 3 x 2 3/4 in., in a partial leather case. Condition: Small scratch in background, minor losses at edge of image. Note: An inscription on the back of the case reads: “PAINTED 1837 BY/PAMELIA E. HILL/ SARAH PARLETY TREADWELL/1816-1876/ WIFE OF/CHARLES ROBINSON/ THAYER/1810-1877.” $300-500

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Miniature Portrait of an African American Man Unsigned. Oil on ivory, 2 3/8 x 1 1/4 in., in a black lacquer frame. Condition: Restoration to l.l. corner of image. $3,000-5,000

Portrait of a Gentleman Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 5 3/4 x 5 in., in a molded black-stained and gilded frame. Condition: Minor toning, spots of light foxing at u.l. and along top of background. $300-400

296 Pair of Gilt- and Watercolor-highlighted Silhouettes, early 19th century, a gentleman and a woman wearing a bonnet, 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in., in reeded black-painted frames. $300-500 297 Large Family Group Silhouette, 19th century, cut silhouettes applied to watercolordecorated card, 11 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (sight), (card toned, loss u.l.), in a bird’s-eye maple frame. $400-600

298 Carved Birch and Wavy Birch Veneer Inlaid Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 1810-15, with vase- and ring-turned quarter-engaged legs joining inlaid top and paneled skirt bordered by geometric banding, refinished, ht. 29, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 17 in. $300-500

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299 Carved Mahogany and Flame Birch Veneer Pembroke Table, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1810-15, possibly Judkins and Senter, with round leaves, working and faux drawers flanked by inlaid panels above vaseand ring-turned reeded legs, old brasses, refinished, ht. 30, wd. 20 1/2, dp. 35 3/4 in.

302 Mahogany Tilt-top Candlestand, c. 1800, with oval top and shaped legs ending in spade feet, (minor imperfections), ht. 29, wd. 15 3/4, dp. 22 1/2 in. $300-500

Provenance: Cole family, Rye, New Hampshire. $2,500-3,500

303 Carved Cherry and Bird’s-eye Maple and Mahogany Veneer Sideboard, Massachusetts, c. 1820, with scrolled cresting above a cockbeaded case of drawers and hinged doors flanked by quarter-engaged ringturned and reeded posts continuing to vaseand ring-turned legs, old glass pulls probably original, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 44 1/2, wd. 43, dp. 19 in. $1,500-2,500

300 Cherry Candlestand, probably New England, early 19th century, with octagonal top and shaped legs ending in spade feet, refinished, ht. 28, wd. 14 3/4, dp. 15 1/4 in. $200-250

301 Carved Cherry Tilt-top Candlestand, Connecticut, late 18th century, the top with serpentine sides and canted corners and string-inlaid edge, on cabriole leg base with pinwheel-carved knees and pad feet on platforms, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 26 1/2, wd. 18 3/4, dp. 18 in. $600-800

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304 Six Brass Curtain Tie Backs, 19th century, with rosette tops and turned shafts, lg. 7, dia. 4 1/2 in. $400-600

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305 Pair of Brass and Iron Ball-top Andirons, New York, early 19th century, ball finial on beaded belted ball top and hexagonal plinths with spurred cabriole legs and ball feet, the arched billet bars with conforming log stops, ht. 21 3/4, wd. 10 1/2, dp. 22 in. $600-800 306 Brass Fireplace Fender, America or England, late 19th/early 20th century, the panel with pierced floral decoration, the top with turned posts and brass grillwork, all on brass paw feet, ht. 21, wd. 54 in. $300-500 307 Brass Ball-top and Iron Wirework Fire Fender, England or America, early 19th century, vertical wirework with swag decoration, molded brass top edge and ball finials, on a brass-trimmed base, ht. 10 1/2, wd. 49 in. $400-600 308 Folding Iron Wirework Firescreen, England or America, early 19th century, vertical wirework with swag and scroll decoration, molded brass top edge, ht. 24, wd. 36 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500


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309 Iron and Brass Wirework Firescreen, England or America, early 19th century, vertical iron wires with scroll decoration, and brass molding at top, ht. 24, wd. 36 1/8 in. $800-1,200

310 Iron and Brass Wirework Fender, England or America, early 19th century, iron wirework forming a crosshatch and loop pattern, molded brass top edge with three finials, (minor repair), ht. 15, wd. 47 in. $300-500

311 Brass Fireplace Fender, America or England, late 19th/early 20th century, the panel with pierced crosshatch and loop decoration on brass paw feet, ht. 8 1/4, wd. 48 1/2 in. $300-500

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312 Liverpool Polychrome Transfer-decorated Creamware Jug, England, early 19th century, one side with Apotheosis of Washington image, the other with a three-masted ship under sail, the front with intertwined initials “JMK” over a spreadwing eagle, (imperfections), ht. 12 3/8 in. $1,200-1,500

313 Liverpool Transfer Polychrome-decorated Creamware Jug, England, early 19th century, one side with marriage scene titled “GRETNA GREEN or the RED HOT MARRIAGE,” the other side with an image of a British sailing ship, images of sailors under the spout, (imperfections), ht. 8 3/4 in. $200-300

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314 Two Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Plates, James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, England, c. 1824-36, a “Landing of Lafayette” plate and a “States” plate, both with impressed maker’s mark on the back, dia. to 10 in. $200-250

315 Two Staffordshire Historical Blue Transferdecorated Plates, Enoch Wood, Burslem, England, early 19th century, a “Commodore MacDonnough’s Victory” with shell border; and a “City of Albany State of New York” with shell border, both with impressed marks, dia. to 10 1/4 in. $300-500

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316 Five Staffordshire Historical Blue Transferdecorated Plates, England, early 19th century, an “Upper Ferry Bridge over the River Schuylkill” with eagle and floral scroll border; a “Boston State House” with floral border, impressed “ROGERS” mark on the back; a “City Hall New York” with floral border; an English country scene with floral border; and an “Octagon Church Boston” soup plate with floral border, dia. to 10 in. $300-500


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317 Two Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Quadrupeds Reticulated Trays, John Hall & Sons, Staffordshire, England, c. 181432, each with a hunting scene in the center surrounded by depictions of animals, pierced rim with handles, the back with printed maker’s label, wd. 12 1/2 in. $300-500 318 Two Staffordshire Historical Blue Transferdecorated Plates, England, early 19th century, a “Bank of the United States Philadelphia” plate with eagle and floral scroll border, and a “States” plate with two-story building, and impressed Clews mark on back, dia. to 10 1/8 in. $250-350

319 Carved Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer-inlaid Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts, c. 1815-20, the drawers flanked by reeded quarter-engaged columns continuing to legs and reeded arched brackets, replaced brasses, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 41 1/2, wd. 41 3/4, dp. 21 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

320 Two Marmotinto (Sand) Paintings of Big Cats Attributed to Benjamin Zobel (17621830), England, 19th century, a tiger and a leopard, each with glass eyes, one signed “B.Z.,” identified on old labels on the reverse, in modern gilt frames. $800-1,200

321 Giltwood Girandole Mirror with Eagle, America, early 19th century, convex mirror with black wood liner in a deep gilt frame with spherules, spreadwing eagle finial, winged snake finial at base, ht. 51 in. $4,000-6,000 322 Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Canterbury, William Fiske, Boston, c. 1820, with shaped rails and pierced dividers joining ball-top vase- and ring-turned posts continuing to legs on casters flanking a drawer, old surface, ht. 21, wd. 18, dp. 14 in. Note: Stenciled “Wm Fiske Cabinetmaker Washington St Boston” on drawer interior. $1,500-2,500

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323 Mahogany and Flame Mahogany Veneer Worktable, attributed to Thomas Seymour for Isaac Vose, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1825, with rounded drop leaves, two drawers, and bag frame on ring-turned tapering legs, ht. 29 1/2, wd. 20, dp. 18 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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324 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Worktable, New England, c. 1810, with cockbeaded drawer and bag frame below, and quarter-engaged vase- and ringturned reeded legs, replaced pulls, (minor imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 22 1/2, dp. 18 in. $400-600

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325 Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Dressing Chest, probably Thomas Seymour, c. 1810, with scrolled mirror brackets and two-tier cockbeaded case of drawers flanked by quarter-engaged ring-turned reeded and fluted posts continuing to scroll-bracketed legs, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 73 1/2, wd. 38 1/2, dp. 22 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

326 Fine Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Harp-base Card Table, attributed to Thomas Seymour, the carving possibly by Thomas Wrightman, c. 1815, embellished with carved foliage and floral rosettes on the harp with brass strings, the molded legs with carved foliage, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 30 3/4, wd. 36 1/4, dp. 18 3/4 in. $2,500-3,500

327 American School, 19th Century Pair of Portraits of John Batchelor Bull and Caroline Philbey Bull, New York State Unsigned. Oil on panel, 27 x 22 in., in molded walnut part-ebonized and parcel-gilt frames. Condition: Scattered inpainting. Provenance: By descent through the Pooler family of New Jersey.

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328 Small Gilt Girandole Mirror with Two Candle Arms, 19th century, round convex mirror in a gilt frame with eagle and floral decoration at top, the bottom with floral and pinecone decoration, two branches supporting candle sockets, (regilded), ht. 35, wd. 21 in. $600-800

329 Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Dressing Stand, possibly Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1805-15, the folding top opens to an adjustable mirror and compartments, with cockbeaded hinged door and drawer below, all on turned and reeded legs ending in brass ball feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 34, wd. 17 3/4, dp. 17 3/4 in. $250-350

330 Thirteen-piece Treen Traveling Toilette Set, late 19th century, turned ebony containers with threaded lids, including six graduated canisters with glass bottles inside, five cylindrical boxes, a cylindrical box with a nail polisher, and a bulbous container with tall lid, (some shrinkage cracks), ht. to 7 1/4 in. $500-700

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331 Split Baluster Mirror with Tablet Depicting a Seated Woman, 19th century, the balusters with applied floral devices, metallic rosettes in the corners, (regilded), ht. 32 1/2, wd. 17 in. $200-250

332 American School, 19th Century Double Portrait of Mary Elizabeth and Caroline Brackett of Newton, Massachusetts, in Pink Dresses Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 36 x 29 1/4 in., in a giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, very minor inpainting. Provenance: Reportedly painted by an itinerant artist who boarded at the home of Charles and Lucy Gay Brackett on Waverly Ave. in Newton, Massachusetts, for a year. Apparently, there were portraits painted of all nine children and a full-length portrait of the parents. $4,000-6,000

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333 American School, 19th Century Portrait of Georgiana Brackett of Newton, Massachusetts, in a Blue Dress Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 29 1/4 in., in an elaborate gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, specks of retouch throughout. Provenance: See Lot 332. $1,200-1,800 334 Schoolgirl Watercolor on Velvet Wyman Family Memorial Picture, probably New England, c. 1825, small card attached to the monument details vital statistics of five members of the family, (toned, faded, minor loss to card), 19 1/2 x 25 1/4 in., in a modern frame. $800-1,200

335 Paint-decorated Panel with an Urn of Flowers, possibly New York or New England, 19th century, with gilt-stencil border, in a black frame with gilt half-round inner edge, overall 49 x 43 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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337 Set of Four Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Grecian Chairs, probably New York, c. 1820, with raking molded acanthus leaf, carved stiles, and double fruitfilled cornucopia splats, refinished, ht. 31 3/4, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

339 Silver Lusterware Tea Set, early 19th century, seventeen pieces including a teapot, creamer, waste bowl, dish, four saucers, and nine teacups, decorated with red and silver flowers and a red lion inside a blue and silver luster medallion, ht. to 6 1/2 in. $300-350

338 Pair of Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, possibly Abraham Kimball, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1815-20, Grecian form with rectangular tablets above scrolled and foliate splats, refinished, ht. 33, seat ht. 17 in. $600-800

340 Pink Lusterware Rose Tea Set, England, early 19th century, thirty pieces including a teapot, covered sugar bowl, waste bowl, two dishes, and twelve cups and saucers, ht. to 7 1/2 in. $300-500

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341 Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Marble-top Center Table, Boston, c. 1820, the molded circular top on a straight skirt joining three scroll-carved supports on a triangular pedestal with concave sides and similarly carved feet, ht. 31, dia. 40 in. $4,000-6,000 342 Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Table, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1815, with rounded molded drop leaves, beaded incurvate ends, and rounded corner blocks on a vase- and ring-turned support and four reeded outward-flaring legs ending in cast brass paw feet on casters, ht. 27 3/4, wd. 25, dp. 45 in. $800-1,200 343 Pair of Cherry Fireside Stools, possibly New England, c. 1825, with rectangular slip seats in frame with rounded corners on tapering turned support and four shaped legs, ht. 16, wd. 15, dp. 12 1/2 in. $300-500

344 American School, Probably New York State, 19th Century Portrait of a Woman Seated on a Mahogany Veneer Empire Sofa Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 28 1/2 in., in a modern molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, varnished. $2,500-3,500

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345 Carved Mahogany and Mahogany and Tiger Maple Veneer Server, New York, c. 1820-25, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 37 1/2, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 18 1/2 in. $800-1,200 346 Anglo-Indian Carved Caned Recamier, early 19th century, the scrolling back terminates in a cornucopia and rosette, the frame faced with rosettes and stylized gadrooning, all on turned and carved feet, ht. 28, wd. 70, dp. 24 in. $800-1,200 347 Pair of White-painted Carved Classical Columns, America, early 19th century, with Ionic capitals and reeded detail, ht. 67 3/4 in. $800-1,200 348 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman in a Dark Overcoat with Brass Buttons Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 16 x 13 in., in a gilt-gesso frame with a label on the reverse from Coates & Dixon of Boston. Condition: Frame retouched, paint surface varnished. $800-1,200 349 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman Seated in a Chair Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 11 1/4 x 10 1/2 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Repair l.r., crease, minor staining. $600-800 350 Three Watercolor and Gouache Portraits, 19th century, portrait of an older woman dressed in a black dress, portrait of an older man dressed in a black coat seated on a chair on a red diamondpattern carpet, and a portrait of a boy dressed in black holding a whip, in rosewood frames with gilt liners, ht. to 18, wd. to 14 1/2 in. $800-1,200

351 Painted “SAND FOR SALE� Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, black lettering on a gray background, (shrinkage cracks), ht. 31, wd. 9 1/4 in. $400-600

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352 Painted “WATCHES & CLOCKS REPAIRED” Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, black and red lettering on a white background, wd. 24 1/2, ht. 8 1/4 in. $300-500

353 Paint-decorated Game Board, late 19th century, square board with molded edge, 20 3/4 x 21 in. $600-800 354 Folding Painted Parcheesi Game Board, 19th century, yellow- and red-painted playing surface, hinged in the center, ht. 19, wd. 18 1/2 in. $400-600

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355 Glazed Redware Jar in the Form of a Bear, attributed to Anthony Weis Bacher, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Winchester, Virginia, or Thurmont, Maryland, c. 1855-85, handmodeled figure of a bear with applied extruded clay fur, balled eyes, protruding tongue, and incised paw details, posed seated holding a basin, (minor imperfections), ht. 6 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

356 Thirty-gallon Stoneware Crock, Williams & Couch, New Geneva, Pennsylvania, c. 1880, tall ovoid form with flat rolled rim, and applied lug handles, the front decorated with elaborate cobalt flower and vine decoration and “WILLLIAMS & COUCH/NEW GENEVA/ PA,” ht. 26 in. $4,000-6,000

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357 Painted Pine Fireboard, New England, early 19th century, the mortise and tenonconstructed board with two beaded panels, each with an abundant and colorful arrangement of flowers and berries in blue urns on stands framed by leafy vines, with two willow trees at lower edge, (minor imperfections), ht. 32, wd. 42 3/4 in. Literature: For a fireboard by the same traveling artist, see Little by Little (E.P. Dutton, New York, 1984), p. 97, fig. 129. The example illustrated there was sold in the Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little Collection, Part II, Sotheby’s, New York, October 21 and 22, 1994, as Lot 782, and is now in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute’s catalog entry lists the maker as “Possibly ‘Stimp.’” $30,000-50,000


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358 Paint-decorated Poplar Dower Chest, Pennsylvania, c. 1811, molded lift top on a dovetail-constructed box, lettered “SARA.1811.JAECKELIN� in red flanked by tulip blossoms, above putty-painted panels in mustard yellow, tan, and green, all bordered by red striping, with applied mid-molding and two half drawers on ogee bracket feet, (minor imperfections), ht. 27, wd. 52, dp. 22 in. $8,000-12,000

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359 Watercolor and Pen and Ink Fraktur for Elisabeth Burger (b. 1824), attributed to George Gottfried Ephraim Burger (Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 1790-1861), intricately designed and drawn in red, yellow, green, blue, and black, incorporating a wide variety of floral and foliate devices, and elaborate lettering typical of the artist’s work, 15 x 12 in., (minor edge losses, very minor trimming), in a modern frame. Literature: For similar examples attributed to Berger, see “Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, fraktur: an initial survey,” Lynn A. Brocklebank, in The Magazine Antiques, January 1986, pp. 258-67. Note: George Burger was a German immigrant who settled in Pennsylvania after 1816, and married Elisabeth Schumacher of Hempfield Township in March 1818. Elisabeth Burger, for whom this fraktur was made, was the fourth of their thirteen children. $6,000-8,000

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360 Watercolor and Pen and Ink Fraktur for Lydia Rebecca Waters (b. 1853), attributed to George Gottfried Ephraim Burger (Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 1790-1861), intricately designed and drawn in red, yellow, green, blue, and black, incorporating a wide variety of floral and foliate devices, and elaborate lettering typical of the artist’s work, 15 1/8 x 11 7/8 in., (minor edge losses, old creasing, fading to ink), in a modern frame. Literature: See Lot 359. Note: Lydia Rebecca Waters, for whom this fraktur was made, was the daughter of Elisabeth Burger, and the granddaughter of the artist. Uncommonly for Burger, this work is lettered in English. $6,000-8,000 361 Watercolor on Paper of a Three-blossomed Flower, Pennsylvania, 19th century, (loss to upper left corner, minor stains), 8 x 4 1/4 in., in a red-painted frame. $200-250 362 Watercolor on Paper “Old Lady,” 19th century, a figure holding a flower, inscribed “Old Lady” along top edge, 4 1/2 x 3 in. (sight), in a modern frame. $200-250

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365 Thomas Chambers (New York/England, 1808-1869)

River Valley Landscape Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure, scattered retouch mostly to sky. $20,000-30,000

Hill Townscape, Probably Mexico Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 22 x 30 in., in a molded giltgesso frame. Condition: Relined, minor retouch to stable craquelure in sky and very small areas elsewhere.

Castles of the Mind Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in., in a molded walnut frame and gilt liner. Condition: Lined, stable craquelure, minor retouch.

Literature: For a discussion of a similarly composed work, see Kathleen A. Foster, Thomas Chambers: American Marine and Landscape Painter, 1808-1869, pp. 73-74, fig. 3-34. Foster notes that this subject, likely adapted from an 1848 print by John Frost, was painted by Chambers at least six times. $8,000-12,000

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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’s 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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366 Thomas Chambers (New York/England, 1808-1869) Riverside Buildings Below a Cliff Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in., unframed. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure, minor retouch. $8,000-12,000

367 Paint-decorated Queen Anne Mirror, 18th century, scrolled cresting with painted floral device over a molded frame with painted cross-hatched decoration, ht. 21 5/8, wd. 11 3/4 in. $400-600 368 Wrought Iron Candle Holder and Rushlight, 18th century, the candle holder with adjustable spiral socket on tripod base with small penny feet; the spring-loaded rushlight on tripod base with small penny feet, ht. to 10 in. $400-600

370 Early Red-stained Wooden Lantern, America, early 19th century, the wooden body with three glass windows, hinged access door, and pierced arched sheet iron top and iron carrying handle, (imperfections from use), ht. 13 1/2, wd. 8 1/2, dp. 9 in. $600-800

371 Two Wrought Iron Rushlights, 18th century, both with pliers-type rush holders on tripod bases, ht. to 10 in. $400-600 372 Circular Reflecting Sconce, America, 19th century, concave reflector set with cut mirror glass, single candle socket, dia. 8 3/4 in. $300-500 373 Early Tape Loom, 18th century, large oak rectangular body with long slits, lollipop hanger, (old repairs), ht. 24 3/4, wd. 10 3/4 in. $400-600

369 Chip-carved Grater, c. 1819, pierced tinned sheet iron grater attached to board with square cut nails, the board with lollipop handle with carved face and diamond decoration, the back carved “1819,” ht. 10 1/2, wd. 4 1/2 in. $400-600

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374 Attributed to Joseph Stone (Massachusetts, 1774-1815) Portrait of a Young Woman Unsigned. Oil on cardboard, 20 1/4 x 15 1/2 in., in an early molded black-painted frame. Condition: Rippling to cardboard, large tack holes at corners, minor specks of loss. Note: Joseph Stone is referred to in an article written by renowned folk art scholar Arthur Kern as the “Painter of the Almond-shaped Eyes” (see www.incollect.com). Several works also attributed to the artist were offered at the landmark Sotheby’s auction of Bert and Nina Fletcher Little’s collection in 1994. $3,000-5,000

375 Black- and Gilt-painted Bow-back Windsor Chair, c. 1790, with tall back, saddle seat, and splayed vase- and ring-turned legs, old surface, ht. 40, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. Provenance: The Janie & Peter Gross Collection. Literature: Charles Santore, Windsor Style in America, Volume II, “New Discoveries” section, p. 246, pl. 278. $1,000-1,500


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376 Tiger Maple and Maple Dish-top Candlestand, probably Connecticut, late 18th century, with vase- and ring-turned support and tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet, old refinish, (very minor imperfections), ht. 26 1/2, dia. 15 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 377 Blue/gray-painted Adjustable Stand, New England, late 18th century, with rectangular tray top on a shaft pierced to held a peg in place, on square supports joined by two horizontal rails, all on chamfered and arched trestle feet, old surface, ht. 27, wd. 15, dp. 20 in. $800-1,200

378 Pine and Cherry Candlestand, possibly Pennsylvania, 18th century, the circular top mortised to the chamfered vase- and ring-turned support, on a shaped cross base with scrolled and dimpled feet, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 26, dia. 16 1/2 in. $600-800

379 Painted Braced Bow-back Windsor Side Chair, New England, c. 1790, with shaped saddle seat and vase and ring turnings, old surface of red paint with yellow striping over earlier paint, ht. 34 1/2, seat ht. 15 1/2 in. $600-800

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380 Black-painted Sack-back Windsor Chair, New York City, c. 1785-90, with bold vase and ring turnings, old repaint, ht. 36 1/2, seat ht. 16 1/2 in.

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382 Set of Six Black-painted Rod-back Windsor Chairs, probably New England, c. 1810, includes one armchair, old repaint, ht. 34 1/4, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

Provenance: The Janie & Peter Gross Collection. Literature: Charles Santore, Windsor Style in America, Volume II, p. 101, pl. 87. According to Santore, this chair may be one of a pair, the other of which was offered at Skinner, sale 2961B, November 19, 2016, as Lot 244. Note: Old jelly label affixed to the underside of the seat reads: “Charles Ewing bought this chair from Harvey Smith Mt. Holly in 1920s.” $800-1,200 381 Pair of Mustard-painted Braced Bow-back Windsor Side Chairs, probably New England, c. 1790, with nine spindles, shaped saddle seats, and vase and ring turnings, ht. 35, seat ht. 17 in. Provenance: The Janie & Peter Gross Collection. $1,500-2,500

386 Carved Sandstone Willow Tree Plaque, America, 19th century, rectangular, quarterfan corners, the center with willow tree in a circular medallion with rose decoration above and below, with custom stand, ht. 19, wd. 13, dp. 3 in. $800-1,200

383 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Blond Gentleman, Reportedly from Vermont Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 37 x 30 in., in a gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Retouch to several spots and small areas, relined. $600-800

384 Carved and Painted Whirligig Figure, America, late 19th/early 20th century, carved in the form of a man dressed in a black overcoat with white top hat, paddle arms, on a custom stand, (imperfections), ht. 20 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000 385 Carved Sandstone Ram, America, 19th century, ht. 7, lg. 17 1/4, wd. 3 1/2 in. $800-1,200

387 Eighteen Turned and Carved Butter Stamps, America, 19th century, decorated with sheaves of wheat, animals, flowers, including two double-sided examples and another reading “CAPTAINS,” lg. to 7 in. $2,000-3,000 388 Carved Maple Two-sided Cookie Board, Europe, 19th century, one side with a figure of a Germanic or French soldier, the other with an image of a woman in a long gown, (worm holes), ht. 19 1/2, wd. 10, dp. 1 1/2 in. $100-200 389 Black Paint-decorated Writing Arm Windsor Chair, New England, c. 1810-15, with shaped cresting of polychrome flowers and leaves and bamboo turnings, outlined in yellow, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 34 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. $1,500-2,500

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390 Prior/Hamblen School, Possibly the Work of E.W. Blake, Mid-19th Century Portrait of a Boy in a Black Coat Holding a Riding Crop Unsigned. Oil on board, 14 x 10 1/4 in., in a mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Small losses u.r. and u.c., no evidence of inpainting. $4,000-6,000

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391 Prior/Hamblen School, Possibly the Work of E.W. Blake, Mid-19th Century Portrait of a Blonde Girl in Pink Dress Holding a Bouquet Unsigned. Oil on board, 13 1/2 x 10 in., in a giltwood frame. Condition: Minor loss l.r. and to edges, no evidence of inpainting. $4,000-6,000 392 Pair of Emerald Green Pressed Glass Tulip Vases, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, c. 1845-65, with octagonal bases, ht. 10 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500

393 Blown-molded Diamond, Sunburst, and Reeded Quart Jug, probably Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, c. 1825-35, with rayed base and applied handle, McKearin GIII-5, ht. 6 1/4 in. $400-600

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394 Blown-molded Diamond and Reeded Pitcher, probably Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, c. 1825-35, with diamond base, and applied hollow ribbed handle, McKearin GII-18, ht. 4 5/8 in. $400-600

396 Small Blown-molded Diamond, Sunburst, and Wave Creamer, probably Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, c. 1825-35, with ringed base, and applied handle, McKearin GIII-26, ht. 3 1/4 in. $400-600

398 Colorless Free-blown Globe Whale Oil Lamp, America, early 19th century, blade, double ball, and blade knop stem on a domed base with upturned rolled edge, ht. 8 1/2 in.

395 Blown-molded Diamond, Sunburst, and Reeded Creamer, probably Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, c. 1825-35, with rayed base, and applied handle, McKearin GIII-6, ht. 4 1/4 in. $300-500

397 Colorless Free-blown Globe Petticoat Whale Oil Lamp, America, early 19th century, font with panel decoration, blade knop and descending ball stem on a tall base with upturned rolled edge, ht. 9 1/4 in.

399 Colorless Free-blown Globe Petticoat Whale Oil Lamp, America, early 19th century, blade knop and descending ball stem on a tall base with upturned rolled edge, ht. 8 3/4 in.

Provenance: David Morey Antiques. $600-800

Provenance: Frank Jedlicka. $600-800

Provenance: Frank Jedlicka, Skinner, March 2002, Lot 578. $600-800

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400 Colorless Free-blown Globe Whale Oil Lamp, America, early 19th century, five-ball stem on a low base with upturned rolled edge, ht. 7 1/2 in.

402 Colorless Free-blown Globe Petticoat Whale Oil Lamp, America, early 19th century, three-blade knop stem on a high conical base with folded edge, ht. 10 3/4 in.

403 Colorless Free-blown Globe Petticoat Whale Oil Lamp, America, early 19th century, blade knop and descending ball stem on a tall paneled base with rolled edge, ht. 9 3/4 in.

Provenance: Norman Heckler Collection. $600-800

Provenance: Frank Jedlicka; Skinner, March 2002, Lot 716. $800-1,200

Provenance: Frank Jedlicka, Skinner, March 2002, Lot 714.

401 Colorless Free-blown Globe Whale Oil Lamp, America, early 19th century, five-ball and blade stem on low circular base with folded edge, ht. 8 1/2 in. Provenance: Dr. Burton Pearl, Vorhees, New Jersey; The Standlings Antiques. $600-800

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404 Colorless Free-blown Conical Whale Oil Lamp, America, early 19th century, blade knop stem on a low foot with upturned rolled edge, ht. 8 1/4 in. Provenance: John Tiffany Gotjen, Arman Auction, January, 1985; Frank Jedlicka; Skinner, March 2002. $400-600

405 Colorless Free-blown Globe Petticoat Whale Oil Lamp, America, early 19th century, font with panel decoration, blade knop stem on a tall base with upturned rolled edge, ht. 7 7/8 in. Provenance: Dr. Burton Pearl; Heckler Auction, May 1994, Lot 111. $600-800

406 Colorless Free-blown Whale Oil Chamber Lamp, America, early 19th century, conical font with applied handle, blade knop, low foot with upturned rolled edge, ht. 6 3/4 in. Provenance: Frank Jedlicka. $600-800

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407 Four Blown Flasks, America, 19th century, one with tooled lip with embossed eagle and “LIBERTY” on one side and “WILLINGTON/ GLASS Co/WEST WILLINGTON/CONN” on the other side; a second with embossed eagle and cornucopia; a third with embossed “RAILROAD/LOWELL” horse and wagon and eagle on the other side; and a snuff bottle, (imperfections), ht. to 7 1/2 in. $300-500

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408 Three Flip Glasses and a Square Bottle, America, early 19th century, one amber and two blue-green glasses, the bottle dark green, ht. to 5 1/2 in. $300-500

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409 Prior/Hamblen School, Possibly the Work of E.W. Blake, Mid-19th Century

Portrait of a Child in a Red Dress Holding a Hammer Unsigned. Oil on board, 15 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (sight), in a modern molded frame, under glass. Condition: No evidence of inpainting or restoration, not examined out of frame. $4,000-6,000

Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Blue Dress and Coral Necklace Inscribed indistinctly on the back. Oil on board, 16 x 12 in., in a mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Possible retouch on the cheeks. $1,200-1,500

Portrait of a Girl in a Red Dress Holding a Bouquet Unsigned. Oil on board, 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. (sight), in a modern frame, under glass. Condition: Some retouch to edges, not examined out of frame. $4,000-6,000

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412 Album of Thirty-six Pen and Ink and Watercolor Drawings and Ephemera Mostly Relating to Hill City, Minnesota, possibly done by or for Baron Carl de Bretton, c. 186575, the finely detailed images include views of landscapes, houses, farm buildings, pastures, and interior home scenes; also includes eight photographs of Danish and Russian nobles, postcards, biographical information, and death notices, album ht. 9, wd. 8 1/4 in. $800-1,200

413 Red-painted Pine “Jail� Cupboard, probably Wisconsin, early 19th century, a small drawer above the door with forty-nine lights and mitred mullions and panel below, on molded base and cutout feet, old surface, ht. 77, wd. 46 3/4, dp. 16 3/4 in. $800-1,200 414 Red-painted Cherry Slant-lid Desk, New Hampshire, late 18th century, with stepped multi-drawer compartmented interior and case of scratchbeaded drawers on bracket feet, replaced brasses, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 42, wd. 39 1/2, dp. 19 in. $1,500-2,500

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415 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Horse with Cat and Dog in Front of a Barn Signed and dated “N.E. Pratt. 1883� l.r. Oil on canvas, 18 x 22 in., in a molded and parcel-gilt walnut frame. Condition: Retouch including to areas of loss below horse. $800-1,200

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416 American School, 20th Century Portrait of Two Oxen Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 24 3/4 x 35 1/4 in., in an oak strip frame. Condition: Minor specks of retouch. $600-800

417 American School, 19th Century The Inundation Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 14 x 20 in., in a giltwood and part-ebonized frame. Condition: Minor scattered spots of retouch. Note: The composition of this painting is a mirror image of the Currier & Ives small lithograph #635. $800-1,200

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418 Large Gilt Molded Copper Cow Weathervane, probably Massachusetts, late 19th century, full-body form with finely textured hide, applied ears and horns, regilded, lg. 36 in. $4,000-6,000 419 Molded Sheet Copper Running Horse Weathervane, J. Harris & Son, Boston, Massachusetts, 1868-82, flattened full-body with embossed details on face, mane, and tail features, stamped on both sides “HARRIS & SON/BOSTON,” (imperfections), lg. 31 in. $600-800 420 Molded Gilt Copper Eagle Weathervane, America, 19th century, the eagle perched on a belted ball with arrow directional, including stand, (regilded, dent), ht. 20, wd. 25 5/8, lg. 24 in. $400-600

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421 Eagle and Bannerette Weathervane, America, late 19th century, full-body spreadwing eagle with embossed feather details on a ball with scroll and arrow bannerette below, on custom stand, ht. 31, wd. 42 1/2 in. $400-600

424 Turned Stool, possibly Massachusetts, early 18th century, the rectangular top with rounded edge on splayed block-, vase-, and ringturned legs ending in turned feet joined by a beaded frame and stretchers, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 15 1/8, wd. 28, dp. 15 in. $1,500-2,500

422 American School, Early 20th Century

425 Red-painted Tilt-top Candlestand, New Hampshire, c. 1760, oval top on a vase- and ring-turned post and tripod base with pad feet, original surface, ht. 28, wd. 18 3/4, dp. 15 in. $150-250

RYSDYK’S HAMBLETONIAN/A Portrait of a Racehorse Unsigned, titled along lower edge. Oil on canvas, 38 x 50 in., in a beaded redpainted frame. Condition: Minor abrasions and loss. $200-400 423 Brown-painted Bannister-back Armchair, probably Massachusetts, 18th century, with shaped crest, scrolling arms, vase and ring turnings and bulbous front stretcher, old surface, ht. 44, seat ht. 16 in. $400-600

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426 Marquetry Heart-shaped Box, America, late 19th/early 20th century, the chevron pattern lid on a box of alternating light and dark wood, ht. 4 3/4, wd. 8 1/4, dp. 5 in. $200-250


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427 Paint-decorated New England Militia Canteen, early 19th century, ochre ground with red edging and number “13,” dia. 6 3/4, wd. 2 3/8 in. $400-600

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430 Small Paint-decorated Box, early 19th century, red-painted body, the lid initialed “BTL” inside a wreath on an orange background, ht. 2 3/8, wd. 4, dp. 3 in. $300-500 431 Tiger Maple Schoolgirl-decorated Slide-lid Box, Hannah Kingsbury, Oxford, Massachusetts, early 19th century, all four sides and the sliding lid decorated with typical motifs including flowers, a house, and the girl’s name surrounded by floral garlands, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 6, lg. 14 in. $800-1,200

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432 Paint-decorated Pine Trunk, possibly Vermont, early 19th century, dovetailed box with olive green and gray designs imitating exotic wood, ht. 14 1/4, wd. 31 3/4, dp. 14 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500

433 Grain-painted Six-board Chest, Vermont, early 19th century, with lift top and valanced cutout feet, red umber and mustard graining bordered by simulated stringing and crossbanding, (imperfections), ht. 24, wd. 41 3/4, dp. 17 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000 434 Paint-decorated Pine Document Box, New England, early 19th century, original putty-painted surface in yellow and brown, (minor wear to edges), ht. 6 1/2, wd. 18, dp. 9 1/4 in. $400-600 434


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435 Miniature Red-painted Six-board Chest, New England, early 19th century, original red-painted surface with black bordering and yellow striping, ht. 4, wd. 9 1/2, dp. 4 1/2 in. $300-500

436 Paint-decorated Miniature Six-board Chest, possibly Massachusetts, early 19th century, original black-painted surface with yellow and red striping centering decorative flourishes, ht. 6 3/4, wd. 12 1/2, dp. 7 in. $300-500 440

437 Paint-decorated Pine Document Box, New England, 19th century, original yellow-painted and black-striped surface, (wear), ht. 6 1/2, wd. 16, dp. 9 in. $400-600 441

438 Paint-decorated Dresser Box, America, 19th century, scalloped arch back with small shelf over a stepped case of two drawers, bracket feet with molded skirt, painted white overall with green and red rose and vine decoration, ht. 12 3/4, wd. 11 1/2, dp. 9 in. $4,000-6,000

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439 Paint-decorated Dome-top Box, America, 19th century, the lid with red field and oval medallion bordered with yellow, red, and black edging, the sides with red field, yellow, red, and black edging, the ends with painted baskets of flowers, the interior of the box stained red, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 12 1/2, dp. 6 1/4 in. $800-1,200

440 Paint-decorated Book-form Box, late 19th century, the front in the form of a row of books with book-form lid and base, initialed “SP� on the lid, ht. 6 3/4, wd. 11, dp. 7 3/4 in. $400-600

441 Grain-painted Pine Box, America, early 19th century, hinged lid with applied molding on rectangular box with interior side compartment, turned feet and round brass escutcheon, (imperfections), ht. 7 1/8, wd. 13, dp. 7 1/4 in. $400-600

442 Painted Fireboard, America, late 19th century, the vertical boards painted with a homestead scene with willow and pine trees, the top framed by a drapery and tassels, ht. 35, wd. 45 5/8 in. $800-1,200

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443 Prior/Hamblen School, Mid-19th Century Portrait of a Woman in a White Bonnet and Black Dress Unsigned. Oil on card, 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in., in the likely original molded red-painted frame. Condition: Minor small spots of inpainting. $1,500-2,500 444 Prior/Hamblen School, 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 27 x 22 in., unframed. Condition: Removed from stretcher, T-shaped tear c.l., paint loss. $1,000-1,200

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Portrait of a Woman with a Long Chain Necklace Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 22 x 19 in., in a giltwood frame. Condition: Patch to reverse, losses, craquelure, canvas rippling. $400-600

Portrait of a Man Wearing a Cream-colored Bow Tie Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 28 1/2 x 24 1/2 in., in a molded silvered and black-painted frame. Condition: Rippling, craquelure, losses, repaired punctures. $600-800

447 Susan C. Waters (American, 1823-1900) Pair of Portraits of Theodore and Ann Eliza Collins Both signed, dated, and titled on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 46 x 29 in., in period molded giltwood frames. Condition: Theodore: tacking edges relined, minor retouch; Eliza Ann: tacking edges relined, minor retouch, repaired tear l.r. $8,000-12,000

448 Sheet and Wrought Iron Flag and Snake Weathervane, America, 19th century, the wrought iron scroll-forged front with snake head pointer joined to a sheet iron flag with applied six-point star, (oxidized surface), lg. 41 in. $800-1,200 449 Large Molded Sheet Copper Bannerette with Arrow Weathervane, America, late 19th century, lg. 65 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 450 Black-painted Sheet Iron Pulaski/Militia Soldier Weathervane, America, 19th century, cutout profile form of a soldier holding a sword, ht. 31, wd. 21 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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451 Three-gallon Stoneware Jug, America, c. 1840, tall ovoid form with flat band collar and applied strap handle, the front with a cobalt floral spray over “3” and the date “1840,” ht. 15 1/2 in. $300-500

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452 Large Treen Barrel-form Lidded Container, 19th century, with urn-form knop and ribbed turnings, ht. 13 1/2, dia. 9 1/2 in. $400-600

453 Red-painted Oval Lap-seam Box, New England, early 19th century, old surface, (loss to finger on lid), ht. 3 1/4, wd. 9, dp. 7 1/2 in. $300-500

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455 Horn Punch Ladle with Whistle Handle, 18th century, the bowl with carved shell decoration, lg. 12 7/8 in. $200-300

454 White-painted Treen Lidded Container, 19th century, lid with plain knop, flared foot, (repaired crack in lid), ht. 9, dia. 9 in. $300-500

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456 Six Carved or Turned Household Items, 19th century, a taperstick with wide drip catcher over a spiral shaft on a low wide foot; a pickwick with whale’s tooth handle, brass pick, and turned mahogany holder; an awl mounted in a turned wood handle and turned wood body, painted gray/green; a horn comb; a carved stone half apple; and a carved bone hand-form backscratcher on a wooden handle; lg. to 15 3/8 in. $300-500


457 Five Wooden Kitchen/Household Implements, 19th century, a cutting board with lollipop hanger, carved pie crimper, carved butter paddle, magnifying glass, and scoop, ht. to 15 1/4 in. $300-500

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458 Paint-decorated Pantry Box, America, 19th century, painted green and decorated with black spots, maple sides with straight seam secured with iron tacks, the bottom initialed in large black letters “SB,” ht. 4 1/4, dia. 9 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 459 Faux Marble Painted Picture Frame, America, 19th century, aperture ht. 13 1/4, wd. 10 1/2, overall ht. 17 1/2, wd. 14 1/2 in. $300-500

460 Green-painted Pantry Box, America, 19th century, oval, the maple sides secured by long tapered fingers and copper tacks, (minor paint loss), ht. 2 1/4, wd. 6 1/4 in. $300-500

461 Gray-painted and Smoke-decorated Pantry Box, America, 19th century, round, with ash sides and straight seam secured with iron tacks, the top inscribed “Loaf Sugar,” (imperfections), ht. 4 1/2, dia. 9 1/4 in. $400-600 462 Faux Tiger Maple Paint-decorated Pantry Box, America, 19th century, round, with maple sides and straight seam secured with copper tacks, ht. 2 1/8, dia. 4 3/4 in. $300-500 463 Five Early Storage Boxes, America, 19th century, a blue-painted slide lid box; a small wallpaper covered box with leather hinges; two red-stained pantry boxes with fingered seams; and a small round plain pantry box with rosehead tack fingered seam, wd. to 11 1/4 in. $400-600 464 Turned Burl Bowl on Pedestal, 18th/19th century, turned from a single piece of ash or elm, (edge chips), ht. 4, dia. 13 in. $300-500

465 Large Green-painted Pantry Box, late 19th century, with wire-sewn seams, ht. 7 1/2, wd. 20 3/4, dp. 15 3/4 in. $400-600 466 Oval Wooden Wallpaper-covered Bandbox, Hannah Davis, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, 19th century, white floral wallpaper, (wallpaper chipped, top dirty), ht. 6 3/4, wd. 10, dp. 7 3/4 in. $300-500 467 Blue-painted Bail-handle Pantry Box, America, late 19th century, bent ash sides with straight seam secured with iron tacks, iron bail handle, (imperfections), ht. 6, dia. 11 3/4 in. $300-500

468 Nine Treen Spice Boxes and a Treen Spill Vase, 19th century, ht. to 12 1/2 in. $200-400

469 Polychrome Painted and Turned Covered Spice Jar, Pennsylvania, c. 1860, elaborately turned, on pedestal foot, and painted red with yellow banding, ht. 9 1/2, dia. 3 7/8 in. $600-800

470 Turned Treen Snuff Canister, America, 19th century, tall, cylindrical, ring-turned body on a simple turned base, ht. 7, dia. 4 1/8 in. $200-300 471 Two Treen Nutmeg Graters and a Spice Grinder, 19th century, ht. to 5 3/4 in. $200-400 472 Nine Treen Cups and Goblets, 19th century, six small cups and a pair of tall and a single goblet, ht. to 4 7/8 in. $200-400

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473 Painted Cherry Candlestand, possibly New England, 18th century, with circular top on a vase- and ring-turned support and cabriole legs, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 25 1/2, dia. 14 1/2 in. $400-600 474 Orange-painted Fan-back Armchair, probably New England, c. 1810-15, with shaped crest rail, saddle seat, and bamboo turnings, old surface, ht. 43 1/2, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. $800-1,200 475 Red-painted Pembroke Table, southeastern New England, c. 1800, with serpentine drop leaves, the cockbeaded skirt joining beaded square tapering legs, old surface, ht. 27 3/4, wd. 17 1/2, dp. 35 3/4 in. $400-600 476 Red-stained Cherry Slant-lid Desk, possibly Camden, Maine, late 18th century, with two-tier compartmented interior and case of thumbmolded drawers on bracket feet, old brasses, (minor imperfections), ht. 42 3/4, wd. 36 3/4, dp. 19 in. $2,000-4,000 477 Green-painted Child’s Rocking Settle, New England, late 18th century, the shaped back and sides pierced for carrying, on plank seat with shaped skirt, old surface, (repairs), ht. 24, seat ht. 6 1/8 in.

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481 Small Salmon Pink Paint-decorated Table, probably Pennsylvania, early 18th century, with overhanging top and straight skirt with drawer joining square tapering legs, the top with grained triangular panels, the base with putty applied designs, ht. 26 1/8, wd. 27 1/2, dp. 19 in. $200-250 482 Blue-painted Six-board Chest, New England, late 18th/early 19th century, with molded lift top, dovetail construction, and bracket feet, old surface, (paint wear), ht. 20 1/2, wd. 40, dp. 18 1/2 in. $400-600

483 Carved Pine Cupboard, Canada, early 19th century, the molded and sawtooth cornice above paneled beaded doors, and paneled sides, on bracket feet, refinished, ht. 60 1/2, wd. 42 1/4, dp. 20 1/2 in. $800-1,200 484 Black-painted Walnut Country Sofa, possibly Pennsylvania, early 19th century, with turned spindles, scrolled arms on ring-turned supports continuing to turned and paneled legs, old surface, ht. 30, wd. 54, dp. 18 in. Provenance: The Janie & Peter Gross Collection. $1,000-1,500 485 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Woman with a Red Book and Glasses Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 24 1/2 in., framed. Condition: Craquelure, relined, sagging, contact abrasions from frame, repair and inpainting to lower section. $600-800 486 Ethan Greenwood (Massachusetts, 17791856) Portrait of a Woman with a Bonnet Signed and dated “Greenwood Prixit 1811” l.l. Oil on canvas, 23 1/4 x 19 1/4 in., framed. Condition: Relined and restretched. $600-800

487 American School, 19th Century Naive Landscape with a Boating Party Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 10 x 13 in. (sight), in a molded walnut and parcel-gilt frame. Condition: Creasing r.c., minor fading, minor toning, not examined out of frame. $400-600 488 Painted Wood Adirondack Armchair, New York, 20th century, the crest rail composed of club ends over bent twig seat back, slat seat, arm rails terminate in club ends, the whole in mustard and black paint, ht. 45, wd. 28 1/2, dp. 23 1/2 in. Provenance: The Elaine Rush Collection. $600-800 489 Adirondack-style Wood Wall Clock, 20th century, rustic architectural wood surround in black finish, centered by a roman numeral dial, thirty-day, time-only, spring-powered movement, “Made in U.S.A. by Waterbury Clock Co.,” ht. 45, wd. 36, dp. 6 in. Provenance: The Elaine Rush Collection. $600-800 490 Layered and Painted Tramp Art Mirror, America, late 19th century, with projecting corners, 19 1/2 x 17 1/4 in. $200-400 491 Two Geometric Layered Tramp Art Mirrors, America, late 19th century, of varied design, each approx. 18 x 15 3/4 in. $300-500 492 Two Small Tramp Art Mirrors, America, late 19th century, one with wide frame and shallow geometric layering, the other with stepped cornice and pendants, 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 and 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 in., respectively. $250-350 493 Carved Tramp Art Mirror Frame, America, late 19th century, with geometric layering, overall 27 1/2 x 22 1/4, aperture 19 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. $300-500

494 Carved Folk Art Pipe Rack with Pipes, America, 19th century, the rack comprised of a solid wood base with carved faces against a stippled black ground, the branch-style rack fitted with metal clips accompanied by two short stem pipes with ladies in profile, and six pipes including four with profiles of men, one made from resin, one with hand on bowl, and one in the form of a shoe, (two with loss), rack ht. 20, wd. 12 in. Provenance: The Elaine Rush Collection. $300-500 495 Hooked Rug, America, 19th century, decorated with rows of colored blocks, lg. 79, wd. 71 in. $400-600

496 Nathaniel Currier, Publisher (American, 1813-1888) The Road,-Winter., 1853 (Conningham 5171). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 20 7/8 x 28 13/16 in., in a contemporary frame. Condition: Margins of 1 1/4 in. or more, toning, mat stains, evidence of minor moisture staining. Note: This lithograph ranks no. 22 in the original “Best 50,” and no. 1 in the “New Best 50,” large folio. $4,000-6,000 497 American School, Late 19th Century Winter Homestead Landscape with Figures on a Frozen Lake Unsigned. Oil on artist board, 15 3/4 x 24 1/2 in., in a period molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Surface grime. $600-800 498 Five Henry Overton Horse Prints, England, mid-18th century, titles include “Raw Head & Bloody Bones,” “Fly a Famous Hunter,” “Lord Chadworth’s Gelding, White Foot,” “Miss Slamerkin with her Colt Othello,” and “Turtle a Famous Hunter,” in matching period frames, (toned), ht. 10 1/2, wd. 14 1/2 in. $400-600 499 Printed Promotional L.G. Tillotson & Co. Broadside “VIEW OF THE FIRST AMERICAN RAILWAY TRAIN,” Sage Sons and Co., Buffalo, New York, c. 1865, 11 1/2 x 18 1/2 in., (minor moisture staining), in a beaded walnut and parcel-gilt frame. $300-500

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506 Two Cast Iron Doorstops, America, 19th century, a pineapple on a stepped base marked on the back “CROSS NO 92”; the other foliate with thick base, ht. to 11 1/2 in. $300-500 507 Gilt-bronze Peacock Architectural Medallion, early 20th century, slightly concave round medallion centering a boldly cast peacock, (regilded), dia. 18 1/4 in. $300-500 508 South Caucasian Long Rug, late 19th century, 7 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 9 in. $400-600 509 Karabagh Prayer Rug, Southern Caucasus, dated 1884, 4 ft. 5 in. x 3 ft. 3 in. $400-600

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500 Salesman’s Model Cherry Rotating Bookshelf, America, late 19th century, square top with molded edges, opposing sides with three shelves with fretwork ends, the opposite opposing sides with a stack of seven drawers, and cabinet with shelves and document slots, all on a four-legged brass base, (imperfections), ht. 16, wd. 9, dp. 9 in. $400-600 501 National Monument to the Forefathers Sculpture, Hammatt Billings, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1867, robed figure of “Faith” mounted atop a bronzed metal pedestal with four figures at the base and inset text panels on the sides, ht. 22 1/4 in. Provenance: Descended through the family of Hammatt Billings. Family history states that there were three of these sculptures created; one given to the Boston State House, a second given to the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and this one. $800-1,200

502 Yellow-painted Tin Ladder Truck Toy, America, 19th century, with three red-painted detachable ladders, lg. 21 1/4 in. $200-400

503 Cast Iron Yellow Cab Still Bank, Arcade Manufacturing Company, Freeport, Illinois, c. 1925, orange body with black roof, with “AN/ ARCADE/TOY” label, the front doors marked “Vernon/1212,” the back doors marked “Yellow/Cab/Co.,” lg. 8 in. $800-1,200

504 Cast Iron Boston State House Bank, Smith & Egge Mfg., late 19th century, the building with gilt-colored dome, red roof, green exterior, and gilt-colored windows, ht. 7 in. $1,000-1,500

505 Painted Tin Toy Wagon and Horses, George Brown & Company, Forestville, Connecticut, c. 1870, the red and black wagon pulled by a team of two gray/white-painted horses, lg. 12 1/2 in. $400-600

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510 Lutzweiler Carpet, Austria, c. 1920, 11 ft. 5 in. x 8 ft. 8 in. $600-800 511 Three Bagfaces, an Ersari torba, Central Asia, c. 1890, 17 in. x 55 in.; Jaf Kurd, Northwestern Iran, c. 1900, 30 in. x 23 in.; and a Veramin, Iran, c. 1900, 19 in. x 42 in. $600-800 512 Kazak Rug, Caucasus, c. 1910, 4 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. $600-800 513 Kazak Rug, Southwestern Caucasus, late 19th century, 6 ft. 5 in. x 5 ft. 3 in. $600-800 514 Malayer Rug, Western Iran, c. 1910, 6 ft. 3 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $400-600 515 Bidjar Long Rug, Western Iran, c. 1890, 24 ft. 5 in. x 2 ft. 11 in. $600-800 516 Kuba Rug, Northeastern Caucasus, c. 1920, 4 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 5 in. $600-800


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517 Khamseh Long Rug, Southwestern Iran, c. 1900, 9 ft. 2 in. x 5 ft. 4 in. $400-600

522 Karadja Rug, Northwestern Iran, c. 1920, 6 ft. 3 in. x 4 ft. 8 in. $600-800

527 Afghan Kilim Carpet, Central Asia, c. 1940, 11 ft. x 6 ft. $300-500

518 Kazak Rug, Caucasus, c. 1900, 7 ft. x 3 ft. 5 in. $250-350

523 Northwest Persian Long Rug, Iran, late 19th century, 10 ft. 9 in. x 3 ft. 1 in. $800-1,000

528 Karadja Rug, Northwestern Iran, c. 1930, 4 ft. 5 in. x 3 ft. 9 in. $300-500

519 Baluch Runner, Eastern Iran, c. 1910, 11 ft. x 3 ft. $500-700

524 Konya Long Rug, Central Turkey, c. 1890, 11 ft. 2 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. $800-1,000

529 Ersari Main Carpet, Central Asia, c. 1890, 10 ft. x 7 ft. 4 in. $600-800

520 Antique Serab Long Rug, Northwestern Iran, late 19th century, wool foundation, 13 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 7 in. $600-800

525 Karabagh Long Rug, Southern Caucasus, c. 1910, 10 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. $600-800

530 Heriz Carpet, Northwestern Iran, c. 1920, 12 ft. 1 in. x 9 ft. 6 in. $3,000-5,000

526 Heriz Carpet, Northwestern Iran, c. 1920, 11 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. 5 in. $600-800

531 Karadja Rug, Northwestern Iran, c. 1930, 6 ft. 5 in. x 5 ft. 2 in. $300-400

521 Figural Rug, Iran, c. 1930, 6 ft. 5 in. x 3 ft. 9 in. $400-600

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Upcoming Auction

American Furniture & Decorative Arts August 12, 2017 | Marlborough, MA

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Ruth W. Shute (1803-1882) and Dr. Samuel A. Shute (1803-1836), Portrait of Electa Snow Pierce, c. 1832, sold for $339,000


American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2985B