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American Furniture & Decorative Arts 3362M | Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 10AM | Marlborough

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Full sale listing online at www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3362M

29 Federal Mahogany Carved and Inlaid Double Tambour Desk, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1805-10, (detail)

this page: 87 George Loring Brown (Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 1814-1889), Portrait of The FaneuilPhillips House, Boston 86 The William Phillips Family Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer Inlaid Sideboard, attributed to John and Thomas Seymour, Boston, early 19th century




American Furniture & Decorative Arts This April’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction, and its online counterpart, offer an opportunity to acquire fine early American urban-made furniture from two Massachusetts private collections, the roots of which began in the 1930s and which represent over a hundred years of combined connoisseurship. Furniture deaccessioned from Historic Deerfield complements the group with a number of more vernacular pieces. Also featured in the sale is a collection of historical blue Staffordshire in many rare patterns; an extraordinary lifetime collection from Flushing, New York, of cast iron signage, architectural elements, and other objects, highlighted by a Statue of Liberty. From other Northeastern collections come notable collections of salt-glazed 18th century Nottingham and Staffordshire pottery, 18th century American silver, early needlework, and folk art. A group of locally rooted antiques descended in the family of William and Abigail Bromfield Phillips of Boston includes a pair of portraits of that 18th century couple by Boston painter John Greenwood, an inlaid and carved sideboard by John and Thomas Seymour, and an impressive portrait of the 1708 Faneuil-Phillips House on Beacon Hill, painted in 1835. Folk portraiture is represented well by a charming portrait of a boy by William Kennedy, and a portrait of a serene young woman in an Empire-waisted pink dress by John Brewster Jr. The Americana online sale features much of the aforementioned collection of iron, a great variety of early woven and quilted textiles, and examples of American furniture, silver, pottery, and folk art from the collections above, and more.

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Americana online | March 30–April 6

274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA preview: April 1, 12–5PM

April 2, 12–5PM April 3, 12–8PM Stephen Fletcher

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Chris Barber

209 Mahogany and Brass and Exotic Wood-inlaid Lyrebase Card Table, New York, c. 1820, (detail)

Christopher Fox americana@skinnerinc.com 508.970.3200

MA LIC. 2304

41 Rare Chippendale Carved Mahogany Piecrust Tilt-top Tea Table, Boston, c. 1760-80, (detail) back cover, sold in Americana online: Unusual Double Weave Coverlet with a Field of Stars, America, c. 1825

Furniture from a Chestnut Hill Collector




opposite: 28 Pair of Chippendale Carved Walnut Side Chairs, Boston, c. 1780-90 148 Federal Mahogany and Flame Birch Veneer Inlaid Bowfront Chest of Drawers, northern coastal New England, c. 1815-25 29 Federal Mahogany Carved and Inlaid Double Tambour Desk, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1805-10 this page: 73 Chippendale Carved Mahogany Tilt-top Tea Table, probably Philadelphia, c. 1760-80 89 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Tall Case Clock, labeled Simon Willard, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1800 23 Queen Anne Inlaid Walnut Scroll-top High Chest, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60





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97 Federal Inlaid Worktable, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1805-10

93 Federal Rosewood and Satinwood Inlaid Mahogany Sideboard, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1805-10

94 Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Bow-front Corner Washstand, attributed to John and Thomas Seymour, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1795-1805

26 Pair of Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, possibly Massachusetts, c. 1760-80

92 Federal Glazed Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Butler’s Desk/Bookcase, Thomas Seymour, Boston, c. early 19th century


125 Federal Carved Mahogany Sofa, William Hook, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1815-20 24 Chippendale Mahogany Block-front Bureau Table, Boston or Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1740-75

Full descriptions and images online at www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3362M






101 John Brewster Jr. (Connecticut/Maine, 1766-1854), Portrait of a Woman in a Pink Dress 170 Paint-decorated Parcheesi Game Board, America, late 19th century 181 American School, Mid-19th Century, Folk Portrait of Girl in a Red Dress 270 Set of Six Penguin Bowling Pins and Balls with Two Additional Pins, Harry F. Kohaut, Inc., Newark, New Jersey, c. 1935



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83 Captain Joshua Stoddard’s Needlework Wallet, probably North Stonington, Connecticut, c. 1760, with detail

82 Pair of Shepherd and Shepherdess Needlework Pictures, England, early 18th century

84 Crewel Flamework Wool and Silk Pocketbook, 18th century

247 James Walter Folger Carved and Painted Blue Jay Plaque, Nantucket, Massachusetts, May 1886

85 Silk and Wool Flame-stitch Pocketbook, 18th century

166 Paint-decorated Dome-top Box, attributed to the Compass Artist, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, c. 1830-50



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165 Blue-painted and Stencildecorated Pine Blanket Chest over Drawer, Pennsylvania, c. 1820

59 Windsor Braced Fan-back Armchair, probably Nantucket, late 18th century

56 Circular-top Turned-leg Tavern Table, New England, 18th century

79 Federal Inlaid Cherry Demilune Card Table, probably Middle Atlantic States, c. 17951800, (detail)


178 William Kennedy (Maryland/ Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 1817-1871), Portrait of a Boy Seated on an Empire Sofa with a Red Book 53 Early Red/brown-painted Chest over Drawer, probably Connecticut River Valley, early 18th century 38 Queen Anne Inlaid Tiger Maple Dressing Table, Massachusetts, c. 1730-50 240 Molded Sheet Copper Cow Weathervane, America, late 19th century





Furniture from a Salem, Massachusetts, Collection


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106 Federal Mahogany Inlaid Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 1795-1805

150 Federal Mahogany Inlaid Tall Case Clock, New Hampshire, c. 1790-1810

113 Federal Carved Mahogany Shield-back Chair, Rhode Island, c. 1790-1810, (detail)

133 Federal Mahogany Inlaid and Glazed Secretary, Coastal Massachusetts, probably Salem, c. 1800






128 Diminutive Federal Pier Table with Drawer, eastern Massachusetts, c. 1800

129 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, Nehemiah Adams, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1790-1800

29 Chippendale Tiger Maple Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts, c. 1790

105 Federal Mahogany Inlaid Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 1795-1800

114 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Glazed Desk/ Bookcase, possibly Rhode Island, c. 1810-15



230 Joseph B. Smith and William S. Smith (American, 19th Century), Schooner Thomas S. Negus off New York and Pilot Boat

237 William P. Stubbs (Maine/Massachusetts, 1842-1909), Portrait of the Schooner John A. Beckerman

229 James Edward Buttersworth (New Jersey/ New York, 1817-1894), Packet Ship Kennebec in New York Harbor

183 & 184 James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/03-1874), Portraits of Two Young Men

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235 American School, 19th Century, Schooner Arriving at an American Port 22 American School, 19th Century, Pair of Miniature Portraits of a Man and Woman 124 Silver Imperial Japanese Navy and American Fleet Trophy Punch Bowl, Japan, c. 1908 20 American School, Early 19th Century, Miniature Portrait of a Girl in a Black Dress


19 American School, 19th Century, Miniature Portrait of a Girl with Curls 216 Edward Mitchell Bannister (Massachusetts/Rhode Island/Canada, 1828-1901), Homeward

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118 Chinese School, c. 1840, Three Paintings: Bowl of Grapes, Bowl of Lychees, and Bowl of Star Fruit, (Grapes shown)

121 From a Set of Four Pictures Illustrating Forms of Chinese Gambling, China, c. 1800

211 Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Sofa, Boston, c. 1825-30

156–158 Selections from an Assortment of Early 19th Century Transfer-decorated Liverpool Jugs



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160 Selections from a Collection of Bennington and English Glazed Pottery Also illustrating selections in Americana online

253 Thomas Buchanan Read (New York/ Pennsylvania, 18221872), Portrait of a U.S. Cavalry First Sergeant on Horseback

259 Marble Bust of a Gentleman, Leonard Wells Volk, 1871

219 Leander Allen Plummer II (Massachusetts/Maine, 1857-1914), Cod on the Line

227 Miniature Cast Iron Parrot Gun Signal Cannon, America, c. 1876

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86 Attributed to John Greenwood (Massachusetts, 1727-1792), Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. William (1722-1804) and Abigail Bromfield Phillips (1726-1775)

134 Staffordshire Advertising Polar Bear, England, 19th century 135–140 Selections of State Seal and Other Staffordshire Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Pottery

33–35, 37 A Selection of Fine and Unusual 18th Century English Pottery 185–186 James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/031874), Portraits of Boy and Girl


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Skinner is pleased to offer an extraordinary collection of blue transfer-decorated Staffordshire pottery made for the American market. Such pottery was very popular in America for a few decades around the second quarter of the 19th century, and examples in this sale are made by the best firms: Enoch Wood & Son, Thomas Mayer, Ralph and James Clews, and Stevenson & Williams. Most impressive is an array of forms decorated with “States’ Arms”—a large platter with the Arms of New Jersey, a small platter with the Arms of Massachusetts, a covered vegetable dish with the Arms of Virginia, a pitcher with the Arms of Maryland, and plates with the Arms of New York and Rhode Island. Another standout is the platter showing a steamboat and a bustling port marked on the reverse “Detroit.” In total, the collection is the best group we’ve offered in decades.

Full descriptions and images online at www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3362M Browse the online auction at www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3363T 134


A Flushing, New York, Collection of Cast Iron and Folk Art

An eclectic collection featuring figural hitching posts, early 20th century New York City signs, advertising items, and architectural elements, sold in our live and online auctions


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266 Painted Wood “Sherry’s Tobacco and Groceries” Advertising Sign, Dover, New Hampshire, late 19th century

Lots found in Americana online

Lots found in Americana online Three-gallon Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Jug, J. & E. Norton, Bennington, Vermont, c. 1850-59 “Eggs” Trade Sign, America, early 20th century Cast Iron “Transvaal Money Bank,” late 19th/early 20th century Blue and White Enamel Bleecker Street and Carmine Street Sign, New York City, 20th century

Black-painted Cast Iron Spade and Club Shooting Gallery Targets, late 19th/early 20th century Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Bird, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 20th century, Black Dolls Pattern Quilt, early 20th century Painted Cast Iron Greyhound Shooting Gallery Target, late 19th/ early 20th century

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American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 3362M  

This April’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction offers an opportunity to acquire fine early American urban-made furniture from two...

American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 3362M  

This April’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction offers an opportunity to acquire fine early American urban-made furniture from two...