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Sale 2538B March 6, 2011 Boston
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The rigorous beauty and logic of the First Church, the Fifth Meeting House, in Lancaster has withstood almost two centuries.
This building is widely recognized as the crowning expression of the architectural genius of Charles Bulfinch, America’s first
professional architect, and is thought to be the most unadulterated example of his work.

Created in 2008, The Bulfinch Fund, a separate nonprofit organization, has begun the work of restoring the Fifth Meeting
House in Lancaster, a National Historic Landmark. The Bulfinch Fund also seeks to educate current and future generations
about the importance of American architecture and the historic time in which it was created.

The cost of the entire project is estimated to be $2 millon. The project has raised $320,000 and gained national recognition,
initially receiving a Getty Foundation grant, and recently a Crystal Eagle Award from Freedom’s Way in 2010.
The Bulfinch Fund is asking for financial support to ensure that this historical treasure, the “Bulfinch Church,”
is protected and preserved for future generations.

Become a friend of The Bulfinch Church - DONATE NOW!!


The Bulfinch Fund
P.O. Box 94
Lancaster, MA 01523

or online:
www.theBulfinchFund.org
email: info@TheBulfinchFund.org

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Provenance

Col. Rockwell Campbell Tenney

Descendants of Capt. Benjamin F. Gibbs of Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Historic Winslow House, Marshfield, Massachusetts

Descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morse of Boston

Descendants of the Simes Family of Portsmouth, New Hampshire

An Early Massachusetts Family

A Massachusetts Antiquarian

A Rhode Island Estate

A Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Estate

Cape Cod Estates

Property from Collections in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Maine,


Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio,
Vermont, Virginia, and Washington

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A. Elmer Crowell’s stamp

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Miniature Running Red-breasted Merganser Drake, A. Elmer Miniature Northern Shoveler Drake, attributed to A. Elmer Crowell
Crowell (1862-1951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed (1862-1951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, ht. 2 1/2, lg. 3 1/2 in.
rectangular mark on base, ht. 2 3/4, lg. 5 7/8 in. $800-1,200
$1,000-1,500

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2. Miniature Hooded Merganser Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951),
Miniature Running Atlantic Brant, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East East Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on
Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base, base, ht. 2 1/2, lg. 3 in.
(chip to bill), ht. 2 3/8, lg. 5 1/4 in. $800-1,200
$800-1,200

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3.
Miniature Running Red-breasted Merganser Hen, A. Elmer
Miniature Wood Duck Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East
Crowell (1862-1951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed
Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base,
rectangular mark on base, ht. 1 5/8, lg. 4 5/8 in.
ht. 2 1/2, lg. 3 5/8 in.
$800-1,200
$800-1,200

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Miniature Greater Scaup Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Miniature Ruddy Duck, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Harwich,
Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base, Massachusetts, faintly inked impressed rectangular mark on base, ht. 2,
ht. 2 1/2, lg. 3 1/8 in. lg. 2 5/8 in.
$800-1,200 $800-1,200

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Miniature Lesser Scaup Figure, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Miniature Ruddy Duck, attributed to A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951),
Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base, East Harwich, Massachusetts, species identified in a penciled inscription
(chip to bill), ht. 2 3/8, lg. 3 1/8 in. on the base, ht. 2, lg. 2 1/4 in.
$800-1,200 $600-800

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Miniature Goldeneye Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Miniature Bufflehead, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Harwich,
Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base, ht. 2 1/4,
ht. 3 1/8, lg. 4 1/8 in. lg. 2 1/2 in.
$1,000-1,500 $800-1,200

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Miniature Old Squaw Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Miniature American Baldplate Wigeon Drake, A. Elmer Crowell
Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base,
(1862-1951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, faintly inked impressed
ht. 2 1/2, lg. 4 1/8 in.
rectangular mark on base, ht. 2 3/8, lg. 3 7/8 in.
$800-1,200
$800-1,200

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Miniature American Merganser Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), Miniature Green Wing Teal Hen, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East
East Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base,
base, (chip to bill), ht. 2 5/8, lg. 4 3/4 in. ht. 2 1/2, lg. 3 3/8 in.
$600-800 $600-800

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Miniature Canvasback Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Miniature Goldeneye Hen, attributed to A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951),
Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base, East Harwich, Massachusetts, ht. 2 1/4, lg. 2 3/4 in.
ht. 2 1/2, lg. 4 1/8 in. $800-1,200
$1,000-1,500

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Miniature American Baldplate Wigeon Hen, attributed to A. Elmer
Miniature Running Black Duck Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951),
Crowell (1862-1951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, ht. 2, lg. 3 1/4 in.
East Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on
$800-1,200
base, ht. 2 1/2, lg. 5 3/8 in.
$1,000-1,500
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18. Miniature Green Wing Teal Hen, attributed to A. Elmer Crowell (1862-
Miniature Red Head Hen, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East 1951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, (small paint losses on bill, crack
Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base, on base), ht. 2 1/8, lg. 3 in.
ht. 2 5/8, lg. 3 5/8 in. $600-800
$800-1,200

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19. Miniature Blue-Winged Teal Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951),
Miniature Pintail Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Harwich, East Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on
Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base, (tail tip base, ht. 2 3/4, lg. 3 7/8 in.
chip), ht. 3 5/8, lg. 5 1/4 in. $800-1,200
$1,000-1,500

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20. Miniature Duck Figure, attributed to A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951),
Miniature Red Head Drake, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East East Harwich, Massachusetts, possibly a red-breasted merganser hen,
Harwich, Massachusetts, inked impressed rectangular mark on base, (superfluous paint smear on one side), ht. 2 1/4, lg. 3 1/4 in.
ht. 3 3/8, lg. 4 1/8 in. $600-800
$800-1,200

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Tiger Maple and Walnut Compass Inlaid Spice Box, probably
Chester County, Pennsylvania, c. 1750-70, the central compass design
in walnut, red cedar, locust, and holly stringing with corner berry motifs
centering the initials “DH,” and framed by double herringbone borders
of red cedar and locust, the door opens to an interior of ten tiger maple
drawers centering a single walnut drawer, all with brass knobs, old
surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 21 7/8, cornice wd. 18 1/4, cornice
dp. 12 1/4 in.

Literature: The Pennsylvania Spice Box: Paneled Drawers and Secret


Doors, Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, Pennsylvania,
1986, plate 44, shows a stylistically similar example.
$30,000-50,000

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Lot of Two Books, The Pennsylvania Spice Box: Paneled Doors
and Secret Drawers, essay and catalogue by Lee Ellen Griffith, West
Chester, Pennsylvania, Chester County Historical Society, 1986, soft
cover, 160 pages, with illustrations; and Eastern Shore, Virginia Raised
Panel Furniture 1730-1830, by James R. Melchor, N. Gordon Lohr, and
Marilyn S. Melchor, Trustees of the Chrysler Museum, 1982, soft cover,
135 pages, with illustrations.
$200-250

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Walnut Carved Tall Case Clock, probably Pennsylvania, c. 1800,
the arched dial showing the moon’s age, calendar aperture, seconds
indicator, and floral-painted spandrels, brass eight-day weight-powered
movement, pendulum with brass-faced bob, two iron weights, winder,
and two replacement finials, (restoration and imperfections), ht. 90 in.
$2,000-3,000

30.
Carved Walnut Tall Case Clock, George Hoff, Lancaster,
Pennsylvania, c. 1774, brass dial with silvered chapter ring engraved
“George Hoff Lancaster,” brass and iron weight-powered thirty-hour
30 pull-up movement, the waist door with decorative carving and initials
and date “JK/1774,” old surface, with pendulum and two small cast
lead weights, (imperfections, restoration to base), ht. 88 1/2 in.
$3,000-5,000

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Framed Fraktur Birth Certificate, Union County, Pennsylvania, 1817,
watercolor and ink on paper inscribed with the vital statistics in ink for
Samuel Spotts, b. January 24, 1817, son of Peter and Maria (Geyer),
White Deer Township, surrounded by eight reserves depicting stylized
flowers, leaves, and bowknot and star motifs, sight size 11 1/2 x 15 in.,
in a mitered pine frame. Condition: Toning, creases, stains, repaired
losses, not examined out of frame.
$200-300

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Rare Painted Pine and Maple Chest on Frame, Edmund Titcomb,
Newbury, Massachusetts, c. 1700, the rectangular molded top above
a single-arched case of two short drawers and three graduated long
drawers, set into a lower section with mid-molding, single arched frame,
long drawer and S-scrolled legs joined by shaped stretchers on turned
feet, retains one original pull and original escutcheons, old surface,
the backboards of the upper section with painted signature “Made by
Edmund Titcomb,” ht. 51 1/2, wd. 42, dp. 21 3/4 in.

Provenance: Historic Winslow House, Marshfield, Massachusetts,


proceeds to benefit the maintenance and conservation of the collection.

Literature: American Furniture, 1620 to the Present, Jonathan


Fairbanks and Elizabeth Bidwell Bates, Richard Marek Publishers, New
York, 1981, p. 52, illustrated. Fairbanks writes, “As recently as 1969,
the location of this key specimen of the cabinetmaker’s art in New
England was not known to furniture historians. It was recognized as
one of the rare signed and documented examples of the second major
style of furnituremaking in this country. The chest’s design shows a
dramatic movement toward vertical composition. It is lifted off the
ground with a curvilinear stand that reflects the energy of Baroque art.
The flat S-scrolls of its base suggest that the maker, Edmund Titcomb,
must have been well aware of fashionable London design, which by
the 1660s had been strongly influenced by immigrant designers and
craftsman from the Low Countries. The Anglo-Flemish traditions
reflected in this piece are remarkably sophisticated, considering the
town in which it was made was a very modest rural village well into the
eighteenth century... The chest’s strong silhouette and dramatic base
make the work successful.”

The Magazine Antiques, September 2001, “Careswell: the Historic


Winslow House in Marshfield, Massachusetts,” John P. Hermanson, pp.
312-19, illustrated.
$100,000-150,000
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“Made By Edmund Titcomb”
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German/American School, 18th Century

Pair of Portraits of a Husband and Wife. Unsigned, both with paper


label fragments with indistinct Germanic names and inscriptions. Oil
on oval copper panels, 7 x 5 1/2 in., housed in oval molded giltwood
frames. Condition: Surface grime.

Provenance: Reportedly by family descent in the Dearborn family of


New York City and New Orleans.
$2,500-3,500

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Diminutive Dutch Brass Six-light Chandelier, 18th century, elongated
brass S-hook supporting fixture with six spurred, rounded, scrolled
arms, terminating with ring-turned candle cups over drip pans, (drip
pans drilled for electricity), overall ht. 24, dia. 18 1/2 in.
$300-500

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Pair of Dutch Cast Brass Candlesticks, c. 1650, each with elongated
candle cup with pierced holes, bluster shaft with mid-drip pan on round
domed base, ht. 9 1/2 in.
$300-500

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Six Brass and Iron Early Lighting Items, late 18th/early 19th century,
five brass: a candlestick/tinder box with copper handle on the cover,
a push-up hogscraper-form candlestick, a Paktong square-based
columnar candlestick, a spout lamp with removable cylindrical font
with cover issuing a spout with conforming channel drip-catcher on a
D-shaped weighted base, and a taper jack with spring-activated pincers
supported on a slender shaft and pierced round base with scroll handle
and chain-attached snuffer; and a wrought iron tabletop candlestand
with spring-activated candleholder, shaped drip pan, and tripod feet, ht.
2 7/8-11 1/4 in.
$300-500

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Two Olive-Amber Blown Glass Wine Bottles with “S Colton 1767”
33. Seal, England or America, late 18th century, reportedly made for
Queen Anne Japanned and Reverse-painted Looking Glass, China, Samuel Colton, a merchant who lived in Longmeadow, Massachusetts,
18th century, molded frame with beaded border and arched cornice who owned three schooners, and was involved in trade with England
with gilt lacquer designs of flowers and foliage, enclosing two-part and the West Indies, the bottle lip with a laid-on ring finish, cylindrical
glass, the mirrored tablet ornamented with a reverse-painted bird and body with applied round seal with raised “S Colton/1767,” (one with
flowers, (scattered paint losses), 26 x 14 5/8 in. small lip chip and a loss on the seal), ht. 9 1/2 in.
$3,500-4,500 $400-600

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Two Colored Blown-molded Glass Historical Flasks, New England, Silver Tankard, Nathaniel Hurd (1729-1777), Boston, c. 1760, urn and
early 19th century, an amber Willington Glass Company “Liberty” Eagle flame finial on a stepped domed lid over a tapered cylindrical body with
pint flask, Willington, Connecticut, one side depicting “LIBERTY” over a applied band at lower body, the front engraved with bird surmounting a
spreadwing eagle and shield and laurel wreath, the reverse with raised coat of arms within a rococo cartouche, surrounded by cornucopia and
letters “Willington Glass, Co West Willington, Conn.,” with applied laid- flower sprays over the inscription “S. P. Parrot”; hollow scroll handle
on lip ring, ht. 7 5/8; an olive-amber Masonic/Eagle pint flask, Keene, with scroll thumb-piece with a rounded drop at upper joining, and with
New Hampshire, one side with Masonic decoration, the reverse with a engraved monogram N over J+M, the maker’s mark with initial and
banner over an eagle with American shield and oval reserve inscribed surname with a pellet between in a cartouche with straight lower edge,
“KEENE,” (McKearin GIV-17), ht. 7 5/8 in. located on the body to the left of the upper handle terminal, (minor
$300-500 imperfections), ht. 8 3/4 in., approx. 28 troy oz.

Note: Nathaniel Hurd was the son of the prolific Boston silversmith
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Jacob Hurd (1702-1758). He was a noted silversmith, engraver of
Six Colorless Blown Glass Covered Storage Jars, America, early
prints, trade cards, and bookplates.
19th century, various size cylindrical vessels with tin covers, (one with
cracked shoulder segment), ht. 7 1/4-14 3/4 in.
A typewritten note accompanies the tankard which was written in
$300-400
1928 by noted antiques dealer, Miss Katrina Kipper, of Accord,
Massachusetts. It is addressed to a Mr. Robert Morse of Boston. She
41. writes that the tankard belonged to the Newhall family of Concord and
Three Blown Glass Storage Jars and Two Wooden Trenchers, was handed down to members of the family of S.P. Parrot and Susan
America, early 19th century, cylindrical jars with tin lids, ht. 8 1/2, 9 1/2, Parker of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
9 1/2, trencher dia. 7 1/2, 8 in. $15,000-25,000
$400-600

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Silver Cream Jug, Bartholomew LeRouix II (1717-1763), New York, c. Federal Paint-decorated Figured Maple and Pine Work Table,
1750, bulbous body below flaring scalloped rim, double scroll handle, decorated by Sarah Eaton-Balch, Dedham, Massachusetts, at Mrs.
three cabriole legs with pad feet with shell joinings, maker’s mark Rowson’s School, Boston Neck, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1798-
B LR with the last name initials conjoined in an oval on the bottom, 1810, the landscape view with figures, a mill, and trees within an oval
(imperfections), ht. 4 in., approx. 4 troy oz. reserve above a similarly decorated case fitted with a compartmented
$1,000-1,200 drawer and a slide, lacking its bag, on fluted legs ending in turned feet,
original surface, (rectangular section of backboard was repaired), ht. 28
1/2, wd. 18 1/4, dp. 17 3/4 in.
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Silver Pitcher, Lewis Cary (1798-1834), Boston, baluster-form with Provenance: The drawer includes the following written information:
reeded rim and base band, hollow angled handle, marked “L. CAREY” “Given to me in 1914, this table was painted by Sarah (Eaton) Balch
on an engrailed scroll with rosettes on base and “LC” touchmark to of Dedham, who was at one time a student of Miss Rowson’s Ladies
interior base, under the spout with engraved presentation “Presented by Seminary in the vicinity of Boston about 1810. Mrs. Balch was a sister
the Boston Soap Stone Company-to their Agent- Mr. Thomas Patten. of Luther Eaton whose son Luther Holland Eaton was my grandfather,
-1826.-,” the base with engraved names “Caroline M. Patten Shillaber/ signed Francesca Eaton Walker.” This piece went from the family to
William Green Shillaber,” (dents), ht. 6 1/4 in., approx. 14 troy oz. Nina Fletcher Little, who sold it to the consignor at Sotheby’s, The
$500-700 Bertram K. Little and Nina Fletcher Little Collection Part II, October
21-22, 1994, New York, lot 990.
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Literature: The table is pictured on p. 217, plate 291, of Little by Little:
Framed Washington Mourning Engraving, “T. Clark Sculpt. 1801
Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts, by Nina Fletcher
Boston,” stipple engraving depicting the tomb of George Washington
with weeping figures of a woman and a man, and Columbia with her Little, E.P. Dutton, Inc., New York, 1984.
arm upraised and an anchor beside her, above an inscription “Sacred $15,000-25,000
to the Memory of the Illustrious G. Washington/T. Clarke, Sculpt. 1801,
Boston.,” 8 3/4 x 8 1/2 in., in an old, but later, line-inlaid wood frame,
(toning, minor foxing, and small stains).
$600-800

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Wool Canvaswork Needlework Roll-up or Huswif,
America, 1763, long rectangular pocket, worked in an
Irish stitch, zigzag, and diamond pattern with initials
“LP” and “1763,” in shades of red, green, blue, yellow,
and brown, bound with green twill silk tape, woven
brown and green floral silk lining with drawstring
pocket, (some wear and fiber losses), wd. 3 1/8, lg. 13
1/4 in.

Literature: For similar examples see Labors of Love:


America’s Textiles and Needlework 1650-1930, by
Judith Reiter Weissman and Wendy Lavitt, Alfred A.
Knopf, New York, 1987, p. 114-115. They describe
the roll-ups, also called huswifs or housewife, as “an
oblong pouch for needles, pins, and other smalls that
rolled up and could be carried in the larger pocket...”
that 18th and 19th century women wore under their
skirts.

Note: Further research has revealed that a needlework


pocketbook with nearly identical color arrangement and
stitching is in the collection of the Los Angeles County
Museum of Art, illustrated in Art of the Embroiderer,
translated by Nikki Scheuer with additional commentary
by Edward Maeder, Boston, Massachusetts, 1983, fig
119. The LACMA example is stitched with “EP/1763,”
and those initials have been identified as Elizabeth
Parker’s of Westchester County, Pennsylvania.
According to Edward Maeder at Historic Deerfield, the
present lot, signed “LP/1763,” was almost certainly
made by a relative of Elizabeth Parker, perhaps a sister.
$6,000-7,000

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Collection of 18th-20th Century Bookplates,
the majority engraved with a coat of arms, two are
for George Washington, one is for Isaiah Thomas,
reportedly engraved by Paul Revere, approx. 154
bookplates total.
$300-500

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Schoolgirl Paint-decorated Maple Slide-lid Box,
“Nancy B. Green/Hartford, VT/June 7th 1827,”
rectangular box, the lid painted with a scene of a
house beside a river, the front painted with a basket of
flowers on a book, the back with a bowl of fruit, one
side depicting a scene with a farmhouse, girl, chickens,
birdhouse, and trees, the other side with a lady strolling
by a manor beside a river with figures in a sailboat,
each scene bordered with blossoms and leaves, the
interior of the cover with a floral bordered oval reserve
inscribed “Nancy B. Green/Hartford/VT/June 7th 1827”
over a verse “When true hearts are withered, and fond
ones are flown/Ah! Who could inhabit this bleak world
alone?,” the interior with two compartments, (scattered
paint losses), ht. 2 7/8, wd. 5, lg. 8 in. 49
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American School, 19th Century

Pair of Portraits: Elisha Wales with a New England


Church Bass Viol and Lucy Bates Wales Holding a Book.
Unsigned, both identified on labels affixed to the reverse.
Oil on panel, 27 1/2 x 22 in., in matching period molded
giltwood frames. Condition: Good; panels bowed, vertical
splits and cracks to panels, craquelure.

Provenance: Descended through the family of the sitters


and then consigned to Skinner in 1997.

Note: Elisha Wales was born April 25, 1777, in Braintree,


Massachusetts. He died in Weymouth, Massachusetts, in
April of 1823. He married Lucy Bates September 25, 1801,
in Weymouth. They had seven children. Elisha’s ancestor,
Nathaniel Wales, arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in
1635. Elisha was the seventh generation. Lucy Bates was
born March 3, 1785, and died May 17, 1817. She was a
direct descendant of John Alden.
$15,000-25,000

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Paint-decorated Fireboard, Maine or New Hampshire, early 19th
century, rectangular panel, the center painted with a large blue classical
urn ornamented with gold griffins, swags, with guilloche and leaf
borders, filled with red roses, on a blue plinth with gold classical wave
motif, flanked by large and small painted trees, on a gray-blue/green
ground, in a black-painted molded frame pierced with square andiron
billet bar holes, overall ht. 38, wd. 56 in.

Note: This fireboard last sold at Christie’s Fine American Furniture,


Silver, Folk Art and Decorative Arts auction, October 21, 1989.
$20,000-25,000

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Susanna Paine (ac. Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, 1792-1862)

Portrait of George Morillo Bartol, Aged 6 Years 7 Months. A paper label inscribed on the reverse reads:
“George Morillo Bartol aged 6 years 7 months. Executed by Mrs. Paine 1827.” Pastel on paper, 25 x 19 3/4
in., housed in a likely original giltwood frame. Condition: Minor creases c.l., small stain u.c.

Note: George Murillo (or Morillo) Bartol was born September 18, 1820, in Freeport, Maine. He attended
Brown University, graduating in 1842. He was ordained a minister in 1847 and served for 59 years at the
First Church of Christ Unitarian, Lancaster, Massachusetts, the building designed by Charles Bulfinch of
Boston. He married Elizabeth H. Washburn of Salem in 1856. George died June 20, 1906, and is buried in
the Eastwood cemetery in Lancaster, Massachusetts.

Literature: See Folk Art, “Roses and Thorns: The Life of Susanna Paine,” by Michael R. and Suzanne R.
Payne, Winter 2005/2006, pp. 62-71. The article discusses the difficult life of the itinerant portrait artist
Susanna Paine, as was revealed in her autobiography Roses and Thorns, or Recollection of an Artist: A Tale
of Truth, for the Grave and Gay, written in 1854 at the age of 61. The portrait of George Morillo Bartol is
illustrated on p. 64.
$5,000-8,000

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53. 54.
Queen Anne Carved Mahogany Desk on Frame, Rhode Island, Maple Fan-carved Tall Chest of Drawers, probably Rhode Island, late
c. 1740-60, the hinged lid opens to a valanced and compartmented 18th century, replaced brasses, old varnished surface, ht. 61 1/2, wd.
stepped interior with central shell-carved drawer and blocked drawer, 35 3/4, dp. 18 in.
with flanking split-baluster document drawers and two drawers, $3,000-5,000
and three drawers below, replaced brasses, old refinish, (minor
imperfections), ht. 42 3/4, base wd. 29 1/4, dp. 20 1/2 in.
$6,000-8,000 55.
Chippendale Upholstered Mahogany Easy Chair, probably Newport,
Rhode Island, last half 18th century, the serpentine cresting and shaped
sides continuing to outward-scrolling arms on square stop-fluted front
legs joined to the raking rear legs by square stretchers, old finish,
(imperfections), ht. 45 1/2, wd. 34 1/2, dp. 30, seat ht. 18 in.
$10,000-15,000

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56, with detail

56.
Rare Queen Anne Carved Walnut and Walnut Veneer High Chest of Drawers, attributed to Joseph Davis, Portsmouth,
New Hampshire, c. 1735-50, with hidden drawer in cornice, brasses appear to be original, refinished, (restoration), ht. 80 3/4,
wd. 43, overall dp. 24 3/4 in.

Provenance: Family descent within the Simes family of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. According to the consignor, who is a
descendant of the Simes family, the high chest was originally owned by John Wentworth (1737-1820), who was the British
colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1767 to 1775. During the Revolution, fearing for his safety, he packed up his wife
and infant son and fled, eventually ending up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1792, Wentworth was appointed governor of Nova
Scotia and served until 1808. In 1776, with outstanding debts still in Portsmouth, the city fathers decided to auction the
contents of Wentworth’s home. Members of the prominent Portsmouth mercantile family, the Simes, bought the high chest,
with whom it has remained.

Literature: Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast, Brock Jobe, SPNEA, 1993, catalogue no.
17, p. 131 illustrates and discusses a dressing table with stylistic similarities attributed to Joseph Davis.

Note: Chalk inscription to inside right of case reads in part “Joseph...”


$50,000-75,000

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57. 58.
Rare Queen Anne Carved and Inlaid Walnut High Chest of Drawers, Schoolboy Map of United States/New England States, “By S.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1735-60, old brasses, (19th century Webster Concord, N.H. 1820. M.F. White, Teacher,” signed l.c.,
alterations, now fitted as two pieces of furniture), overall ht. 74, wd. 45 watercolor and ink on paper, (toning, minor tear, not examined out of
1/2, dp. 23 1/2 in. frame), sight size 16 3/4 x 25 in., in a later frame.
$800-1,200
Provenance: An early Massachusetts family with New Hampshire
Durham family ancestry.
59.
Literature: Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Needlework Sampler, “Nancy Laighton Durham, aged 14 years old/
Hampshire Seacoast, catalogue no. 18, p. 138, illustrates and Febu th4 1806,” New Hampshire, stitched with silk threads on a linen
discusses a dressing table most likely made by the same cabinetmaker. ground with flowering vines surrounding rows of alphabets, over a verse
That dressing table was sold at Christie’s sale of the Collection of Mr. “The rose is red/the grass is green/the days are past that I have seen.,”
and Mrs. Eddy Nicholson, January 28, 1995, as lot 1046. (toning, stains), 27 x 12 1/2 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame.
$3,000-5,000 $400-600

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60. 60A.
Queen Anne Maple Fan-carved High Chest of Drawers, southern Red-painted Side Chair, attributed to the Dunlap family of
New Hampshire, late 18th century, brasses appear to be original, old cabinetmakers, early 19th century, three arched slats joining stiles with
refinish, (imperfections), ht. 73 3/4, wd. 38 1/2, dp. 19 1/2 in. turned finials, the legs with double stretchers, old splint seat, ht. 39,
$6,000-8,000 seat ht. 16 in.
$300-500

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62
63

61.
Federal Inlaid Mahogany Chest of Drawers, probably New
Hampshire, c. 1810, brasses appear original, old finish, (imperfections),
ht. 36, wd. 41, dp. 21 1/4 in.

Provenance: Durham family ancestry.


$1,200-1,500

62.
Federal Birch, Mahogany, and Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer Inlaid
Chest of Drawers, New Hampshire, c. 1810, brasses appear to be
original, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 35 3/4, wd. 40, dp. 21 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500

63.
Carved Cherry Tall Case Clock, possibly Edward Moulton, Rochester,
New Hampshire, and Saco, Maine, c. 1815, painted iron arched dial
with rocking ship flying an American flag against the backdrop of a fort,
seconds hand, calendar aperture, and brass eight-day weight-powered
movement, pendulum with brass-faced bob, two different cast weights,
winder, key, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 84 in.
$2,000-3,000

64.
Federal Birch and Bird’s-eye Maple and Wavy Birch Veneer
Bowfront Chest of Drawers, New Hampshire, early 19th century,
replaced brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 38, wd. 38 1/2, dp. 20
3/4 in.
$2,000-3,000
65.
Rare Federal Flame Birch and Mahogany Veneer Reverse Serpentine Chest of Drawers, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c.
1805-15, the shaped top with crossbanded and string-inlaid edge above a case of four cockbeaded drawers with ivory inlaid
escutcheons and original brasses signed “HJ” on bails, on slightly flaring tall French feet centering the inlaid drop panel, old
refinish, (imperfections), ht. 38 1/4, dp. 20, wd. 39 3/4 in.

Provenance: Descended through the Simes family of Portsmouth to the present owner.

Literature: Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast, plate 11, p. 114, illustrates a bowfront chest
with stylistic and structural similarities.
$20,000-30,000

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66

66. 67.
Pair of Federal Carved and Turned Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Assembled Set of Twelve Teaspoons, ten made by Samuel Drowne
Maple Inlaid Card Tables, probably Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. (1749-1815), Portsmouth, New Hampshire, two by his son Thomas
1815, refinished, (very minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 35 3/4, dp. Pickering Drowne (1742-1849), each handle with gadrooned edges
17 1/2 in. terminating with an engraved swan’s head, impressed maker’s marks
$10,000-15,000 on handles, lg. 5 1/4 in., approx. 5.5 troy oz.
$800-1,200

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68. 70.
Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany Reverse Serpentine Chest Sunqua (Chinese, 19th Century)
of Drawers, attributed to Langley Boardman, Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, c. 1802, brasses appear to be original, old refinish, Album of Seven Works of Floral Arrangements in Chinese Woven
(restoration), ht. 35 1/2, wd. 39 3/4, dp. 23 1/2 in. Rattan Baskets. The inside of album cover with paper label stamped
“SUNQUA” in red letters under the year “1835” inscribed in pencil.
Literature: A very similar bureau is illustrated and discussed in Gouache on pith paper, edged with silk ribbon and further applied to
Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast, paper, in an album with woven floral silk cover, page approx. 12 1/2 x
Brock Jobe, SPNEA, 1993, catalogue no. 8, pp. 106-08. 8 1/2 in., accompanied by one framed work. Condition: Pages loose
$4,000-6,000 from binding, minor toning, two with losses, two with tears, framed
work not examined out of frame.
$400-600
69.
Sunqua (Chinese, 19th Century) 71.
Group of Chinese and China Trade Ephemera, 19th century, three
Portrait Miniature of John Heard of Ipswich, Massachusetts, c. trade cards, Astor House Hotel Guest Guide, at Tientsin and Peking;
1850. The back panel inscribed “SUNQUA.” Watercolor on ivory, an engraved map “A Particular Map of the Entrance into Canton,” a
4 5/8 x 3 3/8 in., in original Chinese carved hardwood frame, (minor c. 1810 receipt of payment to a Chinese merchant, several letters of
specks of paint loss). correspondence, and an 1876 printed silk program commemorating the
centennial anniversary of the American Independence at Shanghai.
Literature: This portrait miniature is illustrated and discussed in The $200-300
Decorative Arts of the China Trade, by Carl L. Crossman, the Antiques
Collector’s Club, publishers, 1991, pp. 150-51.
72.
Note: John Heard, of Ipswich, Massachusetts, was reportedly a U.S. Anglo/American School, 19th Century
diplomat and in 1852 accompanied Admiral Perry to Japan to negotiate
a trade treaty to open the isolated country to American commerce. Our China Relations. Unsigned. Watercolor and ink on paper,
$2,500-3,500 depicting a 19th century genre scene with five American or British
figures in a landscape, with a Chinese port city in the background, sight
size 9 x 12 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Not examined
out of frame.
$250-350

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73.
Chinese Export Patriotic American Eagle Needlework, 19th century,
silk and metallic threads on a silk ground depicting a spreadwing
bald eagle with American flag and shield, and a banner inscribed “E
PLURIBUS UNUM,” the padded eagle figure fitted with a ceramic eye,
19 1/2 x 28 in., in a period carved wood frame.
$400-600

74.
Chinese Brass-bound Rosewood Lap Desk, mid-19th century,
rectangular Asian hardwood box with brass mountings, the top with a
shaped brass cartouche, the interior with writing surfaces, silk-covered
file compartment, small compartment for two glass ink bottles and
writing utensils, lower panel with three small drawers, (age cracks), ht.
9, wd. 20 1/2, dp. 12 1/4 in.
$600-800

75.
Brass-bound Camphorwood Box, 19th century, rectangular with
hinged lid, brass swing handles, the lock plate impressed “L BRAMAH”
and three crowns, (shrinkage cracks), ht. 10 1/4, wd. 24 1/2, dp. 12
1/4 in.
$300-500

76.
Chinese Export Porcelain Celadon Ku-form Vase, late 19th century,
enamel decoration about the sides with flowers and birds, ht. 13 1/4 in.
$200-400
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77.
Rose Medallion Porcelain Well and Tree Platter, China, c. 1869,
oval platter with Rose Medallion pattern of court figures and flowers, the
center with a round reserve inscribed with conjoined gilt initials “FHB,”
for Fanny Hazard Bond, ht. 2 1/2, 14 3/4 x 18 7/8 in.

Provenance: The platter reportedly was once part of a dinner service


given as a wedding present to Fanny Hazard Bond, who in 1869
married Ephraim Ward Bond. Fanny is related to Colonel Augustus
George Hazard, who was head of the Hazard Powder Company in
Hazardville, a section of Enfield, Connecticut.
$800-1,200

78.
Twenty-one Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Decorated Table
Items, late 18th century, the rim and cavetto decorated with a crest
with a polychrome enameled shield surmounted with a griffin and a
banner inscribed with the motto “I MEAN HARM TO NONE,” centered
with a floral spray, with gilt spearhead and floral sprigged rim borders;
comprising fifteen dinner plates, a soup plate, three dessert plates, and
two small oblong platters, (rim chips), dia. 6 1/2-11 1/2 in.
$600-800

79.
Eleven Chinese Export Porcelain Table Items, late 18th/early 19th
century, polychrome enamel and gilt decoration each with scalloped
rim centered with a spreadwing dove with a monogrammed wreath
suspended from its bill, comprising six dinner plates, three soup plates,
and two bowls, (chips, hairlines), dia. 10, 9 7/8, 7 7/8 in.
$300-500

80.
Eleven Assorted Chinese Export Porcelain Table Items, late 18th/
early 19th century, two small plates and a bowl, each centered with
armorial decoration with the motto “Garde Bien” (Watch Well), with
gilt-starred cobalt borders; a drum-form teapot with gilt sepia American
eagle motif with shield and stars, with a similarly decorated teacup and
four saucers; with two small mugs decorated with a sepia landscape
in a round reserve, with polychrome floral decorated rim bands,
(imperfections), ht. 1 1/2-5 1/2 in. 70
$400-600

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81. 84.
Rose Medallion Porcelain Punch Bowl, China, late 19th century, (gilt Chinese Export Famille Rose Porcelain Hunt Bowl, late 18th
and enamel wear), ht. 6, dia. 14 1/2 in. century, the bowl center and sides decorated with European hunters
$800-1,200 on horseback and hunting dogs in a landscape, with floral and diamond
diaper patterned reserves, floral sprig borders, (repaired crack), ht. 4
5/8, dia. 11 1/4 in.
82. $1,500-2,000
Chinese Export Famille Rose Porcelain Fruit Bowl, early 19th
century, decorated around the sides with figures in a courtyard in
shaped reserves, interrupted with bird and floral reserves, gilt spearhead 85.
interior rim border, (repaired crack, glaze losses), ht. 4 1/4, dia. 10 1/2 Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Sauceboats, late 18th/early 19th
in. century, each with shaped rim and conforming reserves and cartouches
$800-1,200 depicting landscapes with figures and birds, with gilt scroll borders, ht.
3 5/8, lg. 10 in.
$400-600
83.
Eight Chinese Export Porcelain Items, 19th century, a pair of small
bud vases decorated with gilt underglaze blue dragon figures and 86.
flaming pearls, a Rose Medallion decorated mug and small teapot, Enamel and Gilt-Decorated Porcelain Covered Vase, China, late
Rose Canton small oval dish, two dinner plates decorated with birds, 18th/early 19th century, elongated oval form, domed cover with lion
butterflies, and flowers, and a bowl with everted rim decorated with finial decorated with four small reserves with painted landscapes,
flowers, butterflies, birds, and insects, with pastel pink and blue scrolled the vase decorated on the sides with two large oval panels with gilt
vines on a yellow rim border, (minor imperfections), ht. 3 7/8-6 5/8, dia. bamboo borders depicting landscapes with figures in a courtyard,
9 3/4-10 1/8 in. flanked by small shaped reserves depicting figures and landscapes, red,
$400-600 black, and gilt octagon and square cell background, (rim chip on cover,
rim line), ht. 20 in.
$800-1,200

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Four Armorial-decorated Export Porcelain Table Items, late 18th/ Four Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Items, 19th century,
early 19th century, three Chinese export items including a deep two Canton pattern leaf-form dishes and a chamfered rectangular
chamfered rectangular platter and a covered, footed oval tureen with platter, with another chamfered rectangular platter with a waterway
matching blue mantle and monogrammed shield with underglaze blue scene, (imperfections), dia. 7 1/2-15 1/8 in.
diaper and spearhead rim borders; an oval platter centered with an $300-500
armorial crest, with underglaze blue diaper and spearhead border; an
English creamware platter with gilt wave, and blue transfer cell and
butterfly baroque borders, (imperfections), ht. 1-8 1/2, dia. 10 3/4-15
97.
3/4 in.
Nine Chinese Export Porcelain Canton Pattern Items, late 19th
$400-600
century, two octagonal warming plates, a small rectangular well and
tree platter, a small chamfered rectangular platter, five egg cups, (minor
88. rim chips), ht. 1 1/4-2 1/2, dia. 2-12 1/2 in.
Eight Chinese Export Porcelain Table Items, late 18th century, $300-500
assembled group comprising a teapot, cream jug, a mug, three
demitasse cups, and two plates, polychrome enamel decoration with
courtyard figures, flowers, and a waterway scene, ht. 2 1/2-4 5/8, plate 98.
dia. 9 1/8 in. Twenty-eight Canton Porcelain Table Items, China, late 19th century,
$400-600 a large and small oblong platter, two lozenge-form dishes, a shallow
bowl, a cream jug, three luncheon plates, two soup plates, eight
dessert plates, nine small sauce dishes, (imperfections), dia. 6-15 in.
89. $700-900
Near Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Garden Seats, late 19th
century, barrel-form seats with pierced cashes and borders of bosses in
relief, blue glaze ornamented with white flowers, birds, butterflies, bats, 99.
and precious objects on the sides, (minor wear), ht. 18 in. Canton Oval Porcelain Platter, China, late 19th century, 14 1/2 x 18
$1,500-2,000
1/4 in.
$300-500
90.
Chinese Export Porcelain Rooster Figure, 19th century, white glazed
rooster with red wattle and comb, mounted as a lamp base, ht. to top 100.
of comb 15 in. Two Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Serving Dishes, 19th
century, a Nanking pattern bowl and a Canton pattern hot plate, ht. 4
Provenance: Formerly in the collection at Cheekwood, Nashville, 1/2, 2 1/2, dia. 11, 10 3/4 in.
Tennessee. $300-500
$800-1,200

101.
91. Canton Porcelain Punch Bowl, China, late 19th century, ht. 4 1/2, dia.
Famille Rose Covered Porcelain Ginger Jar, China, early 20th 11 1/2 in.
century, the sides decorated with two large oval cartouches, one with a $250-350
peacock, the other with two blackbirds, both in floral landscapes, on a
famille rose ground with lotus flowers, bats, and scrolled foliage, (cover
knop repaired, hairline on base), ht. 9 3/4 in. 102.
$200-400
Canton Porcelain Fruit Basket and Undertray, China, late 19th
century, oval form with reticulated sides and rim, ht. 4 1/8, dia. 10 3/4,
11 in.
92.
Two Rose Mandarin Porcelain Shrimp Dishes, China, early 19th $250-350
century, (minor enamel wear, gilt losses), dia. 10 1/8 in.
$1,000-1,500
103.
Canton Porcelain Compote, China, late 19th century, (rim chips), ht. 4
93. 1/2, dia. 10 in.
Imari Palette Porcelain Umbrella Stand, China/Japan, mid-19th $200-300
century, cylindrical form with Imari palette decoration with wide central
band depicting an urn of flowers flanked by wide floral borders, ht. 23
1/4 in. 104.
$400-600 Three Canton Porcelain Platters, China, late 19th century, chamfered
rectangular platters, one with assembled drainer insert, (one with rim
chip), dia. 1 3/4, 13 3/8, 14 in.
94.
$300-500
Small Canton Porcelain Covered Cider Jug, China, late 19th century,
with foo dog finial and entwined strap handle, ht. 6 1/2 in.
$250-350
105.
Two Canton Porcelain Covered Vegetable Dishes, China, late 19th
95. century, rectangular with lobed corners, ht. 5, wd. 8, 8 1/4, lg. 9, 9 1/2
Large Canton Porcelain Platter, China, late 19th century, chamfered in.
rectangular form, 15 1/4 x 19 5/8 in. $400-600
$700-1,000

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106, with detail

106.
Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Dwarf Clock, Joshua Wilder,
Hingham, Massachusetts, case attributed to Abiel White, Weymouth,
Massachusetts, c. 1821-24, the removable hood with pierced fret
joining plinths with turned gilt-gesso wooden finials, housing a white-
painted polychrome and gilt iron dial with a basket of fruit in the
arch, urn spandrels, Arabic numerals, inscribed “J Wilder/Hingham,”
with a brass eight-day weight-powered time and strike movement,
the waist with molded door bordered by double-banded inlay and
flanking brass mounted quarter columns on conformingly inlaid base
and flaring French feet joining a scrolled apron, mellow patina, (minor
imperfections), ht. 52 in.

Provenance: Mrs. Robert Morse, Milton, Massachusetts, acquired c.


1928.

Literature: In Harbor & Home, Furniture of Southeastern


Massachusetts, Brock Jobe et al., University Press of New England,
2009, plate 105, pp. 325-327, a nearly identical clock is discussed by
Gary Sullivan, who writes, “of the twenty known examples of this type,
seventeen have cases ascribed to [Abiel] White’s shop.” Sullivan says
that the clock shown in Harbor & Home “exemplifies the finest version
of the form.”

Note: Other examples of this form include one sold at Christie’s,


Property from the Collection of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, January 21, 2006,
as lot 567. Another is discussed in Albert Sack, The New Fine Points
of Furniture, Crown Publishers, New York, 1993, p. 145. In the entry,
termed a “masterpiece” by Sack, he writes, “This is the highest level
of form achieved in the group of grandmother clocks produced in
the Hingham or Hanover area... This will always be recognized as
one of the supreme clocks of this rare and desirable group.”
$30,000-50,000
107

107.
Set of Eight Federal Carved Mahogany Shield-back Dining Chairs,
Salem or Boston, c. 1800, together with a similar armchair, refinished,
(imperfections), ht. 38 1/4, seat ht. 18 in.
$6,000-8,000

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108

109

108.
Portrait Miniatures of John Parker Rice and His Wife, Sally Crowninshield Rice, watercolor on ivory portraits, the portraits reportedly
depicting Sally Crowninshield (1785-1847) by Sarah Lockhart (American, 1793-1877, ac. Salem, Massachusetts), 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in., housed
in a hinged red leather case side by side with a portrait miniature of her husband, John Parker Rice, by Nicholas Marcellus Hentz (French,
1797-1856); accompanied by a copy of the portrait of John Parker Rice by Hentz, housed in a similar red leather case.

Exhibitions: The portraits of John Parker Rice and Sally Crowninshield were on view at the commemorative exhibition One Hundredth
Anniversary of the Building of “Cleopatra’s Barge” 1816-1916, held at the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, July 17-September
30, 1916. The portraits are listed in the exhibition catalog on p. 31, which was published in 1916 by the Peabody Museum. The
exhibition commemorated the building of the brig Cleopatra’s Barge, which was built in 1816 in Salem for owner George Crowninshield,
Jr. (1766–1817), Sally’s brother. Two small identification placards which were inscribed for the portraits at the 1916 exhibition are included
with the lot.
$1,500-2,500

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109.
Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany
Veneer Work Table, probably Salem, c. 1810, the
quarter-engaged, reeded, swelled legs with waterleaf
carving, old refinish, brasses appear to be original,
(imperfections), ht. 28 3/4, wd. 19 3/4, dp. 14 1/4 in.
$800-1,200

110.
Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tall Case Clock, probably
southeastern Massachusetts, c. 1805, the arched
painted dial with seconds hand, calendar aperture,
and floral spandrels, brass eight-day weight-powered
movement with skeletonized plates, refinished,
pendulum with brass-faced bob, cast iron weights,
three original brass finials, (restoration), ht. 88 1/2 in.
$3,000-5,000
111.
Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Pillar and Scroll Clock,
E. Terry and Sons, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825-30, with weight-
powered wooden movement, (imperfections), ht. 32 in.
$600-800

112.
Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Pillar and Scroll Shelf
Clock, Norris North, Torrington, Connecticut, c. 1830, with thirty-hour
weight-powered wooden movement, (imperfections), ht. 30 in.
$600-800

113.
Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Banjo Timepiece, New England,
early 19th century, with white-painted dial housing an eight-day weight-
powered movement, the throat and pendulum box with mahogany
panels, replaced finial, (imperfections), ht. 33 1/2 in.
$600-800

114.
Acorn Shelf Clock, Forestville Manufacturing Company, Bristol,
Connecticut, c. 1850, the laminated case with conformingly shaped
flanking sidearms terminating in turned acorns, housing a brass fusee
movement and white-painted zinc dial marked “Forestville Manufg Co.
115 Bristol Ct USA.,” (restoration), ht. 23 3/4 in.
$800-1,200

115.
Painted Wood Wall Clock, Joseph J. Beals Company, Boston, 1838-
74, round molded bezel, painted dial with Roman numerals and black-
stenciled maker’s mark “J.J. BEALS & CO./Hay Market Sq./BOSTON,”
(altered with quartz movement), dia. 22 in.
$300-500

116.
American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Young Woman in a Landscape, Wearing a White


Gown. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c. 1815, 18 x 14 1/2 in., in a molded
giltwood frame. Condition: Craquelure.
$800-1,000

117.
Miniature Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Four-drawer Chest,
probably England, early 19th century, with dovetail-constructed
drawers, shaped skirt, turned pulls, (minor imperfections), ht. 19, wd.
13 1/4, dp. 6 7/8 in.
$400-600

118.
Hepplewhite-style Mahogany Veneer Doll’s Chest, 19th century,
with inlaid crossbanding on four-drawer chest of dovetail-constructed
drawers, shaped skirt and slightly flaring French feet, brass knobs,
(minor small veneer losses, drawers slightly bowed), ht. 14 3/8, wd. 14
1/8, dp. 8 1/2 in.
$300-500

119.
Federal Gilt-gesso Mirror, labeled Kidder & Carter, Charlestown,
Massachusetts, c. 1815, reverse-painted tablet showing a house at
water’s edge and a sailboat against a mountainous landscape, (minor
imperfections), ht. 27 3/4, wd. 16 1/4 in.
$800-1,200

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121

120. 123.
Federal Gilt-gesso Mirror, probably Massachusetts, c. 1810-15, the Assembled Three-piece Silver and Silver-plate Tea Set, John
wooden tablet with carved drapery, (imperfections), ht. 36 1/2, cornice Wolfe Forbes and William Garret Forbes, New York City, early 19th
wd. 20 in. century, comprising, similar in form and decoration, a teapot and
$400-600 covered sugar, with bulbous oblong bodies with applied rim bands
with engraved flowering vine and diamond diaper decoration, the sides
with “MM” monogrammed wreaths, supported on ball feet; the teapot
120A. with hinged lid, angled hardwood handle, and S-curved spout, marked
Federal Gilt-gesso Eglomise Mirror, probably New England, c. 1815, “W.G. FORBES” in a rectangle on base; the sugar bowl with applied
the tablet showing floral garlands against a white and gray background, angled strap handle, marked “I.W. FORBES” in a rectangle on base; a
flanked by engaged pilasters, (imperfections), ht. 39, wd. 20 in. silver-plated creamer with rim band of stars in circles, applied medial
$800-1,200 band with flowering vine, strap handle with leafy vines, unmarked,
(imperfections), ht. 6-7 3/8 in., teapot and sugar bowls approx. 35 troy
oz. (with teapot handle).
121.
$1,500-2,500
Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany Sideboard, possibly New York,
c. 1810-15, the case of five drawers above four hinged doors and two
bottle drawers, on six ring-turned, reeded legs, refinished, (restored), ht.
124.
40 1/4, wd. 74, dp. 25 in.
Small Silver Bell with Engraved Memorial, John Mood (1816-1864),
$3,000-5,000
Charleston, South Carolina, c. 1848, the bell with memorial engraving
“In Memory of Our Dear Emily/The beginning (26th Nov 1847) and the
122. end (9th Ap’l 1848) of a Dream,” and embellished with an engraved
English Regency Silver-plated Hot Water Kettle, c. 1825-40, family crest, and scrolled foliage, maker’s mark impressed “J MOOD” in
oval domed lid with ball finial, on urn-form vessel with fluted corners, a rectangle, ht. 3 1/2 in.
engraved band of flowers and geometric devices, lion mask pendant
handles, trumpet foot on rectangular base with banded hemispherical Provenance: The bell is reportedly in memory of the daughter of Rear
feet, the front with shaped cartouche engraved with the initials “GP,” Admiral Andrew H. Foote, by family descent.
interior cannister with iron heater, (imperfections), ht. 20 1/4 in. $300-500

Provenance: Descended in the Putnam-Lowell-Sturgis families,


Massachusetts. 125.
One Plated and Seven Coin Silver Tablespoons, various makers,
Note: George Putnam (1807-1878), was a graduate of Harvard, and America, 19th century, two marked “P.H. SAGENDORF”; one marked
became master of the Duxbury (Massachusetts) Academy. In 1831 he “LOWES, BALL & COMPANY,” monogrammed; one marked “FOYE &
married Elizabeth Ann Ware, daughter of the Rev. Henry Ware, Sr., and GLEASON,” the handle engraved “HILL”; one marked “R.H. BAILEY/
upon graduating from the Divinity School he became minister of the WOODSTOCK VT,” with engraved monogram; one marked “THOS. J.
First Church (Unitarian) at Roxbury, Massachusetts, from 1830 until his HALL,” with monogram; one unmarked; one plated, approx. 10 troy oz.
death in 1878. weighable silver.
$200-300 $150-250

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126. 129.
Four Hand-painted and Gilt Porcelain Covered Apothecary Jars, American School, 19th Century
Paris, early 19th century, the cylindrical jars inscribed with the contents
of each, the two smaller jars with red stamped maker’s mark “HARIET Portrait of Two Children in a Landscape. Unsigned. Oil on wood
& BOBIK PARIS RUE DE FOURCY,” ht. 4, 10 3/4 in. panel, c. 1840, 48 x 35 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition:
$300-500 Minor spots of retouch, panel slightly bowed.

Provenance: Hope Goddard Iselin, Wolver Hollow, New York, the


127. grandmother of the consignor.
Four Enamel-decorated Boxes, England and/or France, 19th century, $4,000-6,000
two small enameled copper oval snuff boxes with hinged lids, one
with en grisaille bird on nest inscribed “Efteem the GIVER,” on a pink
enameled base; one depicting a garden planter inscribed “A Pledge of 130.
Federal Gilt-gesso Eglomise Mirror, possibly Massachusetts, c. 1815,
Love,” on a pastel green enamel base; a rectangular enameled pottery
ht. 32, cornice wd. 20 in.
box with an angler painted on the cover, the sides ornamented with
$800-1,200
flowers; and an enameled porcelain oval box with chinoiserie figures
painted on the cover, sides, base and interior cover, on a pink ground,
marked “DV” in pink on the base, (imperfections), ht. 7/8-2 in.
131.
$200-400 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Server, probably New
England, c. 1820, the squared dovetailed gallery with scrolled sides
above the case with two beaded drawers on a straight apron joining
128. ring-turned tapering legs, refinished, (imperfections), ht. to top surface
Federal Inlaid Mahogany Sideboard, possibly Middle Atlantic States, 32 1/4, wd. 44 3/4, dp. 21 1/2 in.
c. 1810-15, the slightly projecting central drawer above two hinged $800-1,200
doors flanked by maple inlaid panels and cupboard doors with faux-
drawer fronts, on six ring-turned, reeded, swelled legs, (imperfections
and repairs), ht. 40 3/4, lg. 72, dp. 24 in. 132.
$1,500-2,000 Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany Banquet Table, in three parts,
with demilune ends, the center section with two deep drop leaves,
refinished, (minor restoration), ht. 28 1/4, dp. 50, lg. 115 1/2 in.
$3,000-5,000

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133. 134.
Set of Six Carved and Turned Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Federal Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Desk/Bookcase, northern
Dining Chairs, probably England, early 19th century, refinished, New England, c. 1810, the top section with three short drawers and
(imperfections), ht. 33 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. three hinged doors opening to multi-drawer and compartmented
$1,500-2,500 interior, set into projecting lower section with fold-out writing surface
and three drawers on vase- and ring-turned legs, the case embellished
overall with bird’s-eye maple panels bordered by crossbanding
and checkered stringing, brasses appear to be original, refinished,
(imperfections), ht. 50 3/4, wd. 42, dp. 20 in.
$800-1,200

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135. 140.
Federal Mahogany and Tiger Maple Inlaid Bowfront Chest of Federal Mahogany Inlaid Bowfront Chest of Drawers, probably
Drawers, New England, c. 1800, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 32 Massachusetts, c. 1810, the top with inlaid edge above four
1/4, wd. 36 3/4, dp. 21 3/4 in. cockbeaded drawers and cutout base, brasses appear to be original,
$1,000-1,500 (imperfections), ht. 35, wd. 39 1/2, dp. 22 in.
$1,000-1,500

136.
Mahogany Veneer Wheel Barometer, probably England, early 19th 141.
century, mahogany case with a swan’s neck pediment and brass urn The Work of Many Hands: Card Tables in Federal America 1790-
finial, over “dry/damp” window above a thermometer, small round 1820, by Benjamin A. Hewitt, Patricia E. Kane, Gerald W.R. Ward,
mirror, barometer, and level window inscribed “D. Luvatte/Preston,” 1982, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven Connecticut, soft cover
(dry/damp indicator hand loose, minor veneer lifting), ht. 43 1/2 in. publication, 198 pages with illustrations.
$400-600
$600-800

142.
137.
Federal Gilt-gesso Eglomise Mirror, labeled Barnard Cermenati,
Federal Inlaid Mahogany Pembroke Table, possibly Rhode Island, c. Newburyport, Massachusetts, c. 1815, the tablet showing a flower-filled
1795, refinished, (restoration), ht. 29, wd. open 39 3/4, dp. 30 3/4 in. urn against a white background, ht. 34, cornice wd. 19 3/4 in.
$1,500-2,500 $300-500

138. 143.
Federal Inlaid Mahogany Pembroke Table, possibly New York State, Federal Cherry Inlaid Table, probably New England, c. 1810, the
c. 1800, the oval top with inlaid stringing on conforming apron bordered rectangular overhanging top centering an inlaid diamond and floral
by stringing and ebonized banding and square tapering legs ending in device bordered by contrasting stringing, on square tapering legs and
cuffs, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 20, dp. 32 in. straight apron, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 25, dp. 22
$400-600 1/2 in.
$400-600

139.
Federal Mahogany Pembroke Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 144.
1800, the rectangular top and drop leaves with ovolo corners on a Federal Inlaid Cherry Tilt-top Candlestand, New England, c. 1810,
straight skirt joining square tapering legs, refinished, ht. 28, wd. open the oval top centering an inlaid pinwheel bordered by stringing, on a
36, dp. 34 1/4 in. vase- and ring-turned support and tripod base of shaped legs on spade
$400-600 feet, ht. 28, wd. 12 3/4, dp. 19 3/4 in.
$600-800

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145. 148.
Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Work Table, Federal Mahogany Upholstered Back Stool, New England, c. 1790,
New England, c. 1815-20, the rectangular top with ovolo corners the tall back with serpentine cresting and overupholstered seat and
above vase- and ring-turned, reeded, tapering legs and case of two serpentine front on square tapering front legs and raking rear legs,
cockbeaded drawers, original brasses, (minor imperfections), ht. 28, (imperfections), ht. 41 1/2, seat ht. 12 in.
wd. 21 1/2, dp. 19 1/4 in. $600-800
$400-600

146. 149.
Federal Mahogany and Butternut Work Table, probably New Brass and Wire Serpentine Fire Fender, England or
England, c. 1815-20, the rectangular top with ovolo corners on quarter- America, early 19th century, galleried rail with ring-turned lemon-form
engaged, ring-turned, tapering legs joining the straight skirt with two finials above brass rail and wirework accented with scrolled foliate feet,
drawers, old brasses, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 22, (solder reinforcement on lower molded panel, center foot loose), ht. 18
dp. 16 1/2 in. 3/4, wd. 60, dp. 14 in.
$400-600 $600-800

147.
Federal Carved and Upholstered Mahogany Easy Chair, 150.
Massachusetts, c. 1790, with serpentine cresting and sides on Brass and Wirework Fire Fender, England or America, early 19th
outward-scrolling arms, all on square molded tapering front legs joined century, brass rail above vertical wires ornamented with bands of
to the raking rear legs by square stretchers, (imperfections), ht. 43 1/2, swagged, scrolled, and undulating wirework, (imperfections), ht. 9 3/4,
seat ht. 15 in. wd. 60 1/2, dp. 19 1/2 in.
$800-1,200 $400-600

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Brass and Wirework Serpentine Fire Fender, America or England, Large Framed Oval Tintype Portrait of a Boy, Kingston,
early 19th century, brass rail surmounted with three brass-belted Massachusetts, late 19th century, the boy identified on the panel on the
double-lemon finials, over vertical wirework ornamented with undulating back of the frame: “Fredrick Ralph Foster, Kingston Mass.,” the back of
scrolled wire, (loss on one scroll), ht. 18 3/4, wd. 47 3/4, dp. 15 1/4 in. the frame with stenciled inscription “S. D. HAMMETT’S Picture Frame
$400-600 And Photograph Room,” 7 x 5 in.
$200-300

152.
Pair of Brass and Iron Steeple-top Andirons, New York, early 19th 159.
century, the steeple tops on belted balls and faceted columnar shafts, Lot of Civil War Related Carte-de-Visites, Photographs, and Two
cabriole legs and ball feet, with conforming steeple log stops, ht. 23 Drawings, two carte-de-visites of Union Generals, one of General
1/2, wd. 11 1/2, dp. 22 1/2 in. Halleck, the other unidentified, and two of unidentified Union soldiers;
$600-800 an ambrotype of a Union soldier and one possibly a Confederate
soldier; a photograph of an army camp; a stereocard and a 1911
published copy of “Professor Lowe’s balloon as it soars above the
153. treetops at the battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia” (Lowe was Chief Aeronaut
Pair of Classical Brass and Iron Andirons, America, c. 1830, ring- of the Union Army Balloon Corps under Lincoln, the original negative
turned finials and shafts on spurred cabriole legs and ball feet, ht. 20 was by Matthew Brady); a photograph of a Union soldier possibly
1/4, wd. 10, dp. 20 1/4 in. from a Zouave unit; two c. 1862 graphite on paper drawings by “W.T.
$400-600 Peters of the 36th Regiment, NYIV” (New York Infantry Volunteers);
one depicting two ragtag Confederate soldiers “Members of the 1st N.
Carolina Reg’t/Specimens to be seen at hospital-Portsmouth Grove
154. R.I.,” the second depicting a hospital tent inscribed “Ministering Angels
Andrew Johnson Indian Peace Medal, Anthony Paquet, engraver, of Rhode Island.”
1865, struck bronzed copper medal, the obverse depicting a bust $400-600
of Johnson facing right under the inscription “ANDREW JOHNSON
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,” the reverse depicts Columbia
and an Indian chief clasping hands before a monument, supporting a 160.
bust of George Washington, both sides signed “Paquet,” dia. 3 in. Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Rabbit Figure, late 19th century, the
$300-500 figure mounted on an oak wall plaque, overall ht. 12, wd. 5 3/4, dp. 3
1/2 in.
$300-500
155.
Copper Swiss U.S. Grant Tribute Medal, by Hugues Bovy, Geneva, c.
1868, the obverse depicting a uniformed bust of Grant above date and 161.
signature reading: “(1868) HUGUES BOVY FECIT. GENEVE (SUISSE),” Queen Anne Figured Maple Drop-leaf Dining Table, probably
the reverse with Grant’s defiant quote: “I INTEND TO FIGHT IT OUT Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with rolled shaped apron, refinished, (minor
ON THIS LINE IF IT TAKES ALL SUMMER.,” surrounding “PATIENT OF restoration), ht. 28, dia. 41 1/2 in.
TOIL, SERENE AMIDST ALARMS, INFLEXIBLE IN FAITH, INVINCIBLE $1,000-1,500
IN ARMS.,” dia. 2 3/8 in.
$200-250
162.
Queen Anne Maple Drop-leaf Dining Table, probably Massachusetts,
156. c. 1740-60, the circular drop-leaf top on rolled shaped apron joining
Group of Broadsides and Prints, including a lithograph titled Awful cabriole legs ending in pad feet on platforms, refinished, (imperfections),
Conflagration of the Steamboat LEXINGTON In Long Island Sound ht. 27 1/4, wd. 43 1/4, dp. 41 1/2 in.
on Monday Eve’g Jan’y 13th 1840 by which melancholy occurrence; $800-1,200
over 100 PERSONS PERISHED., published by Nathaniel Currier, sheet
size 20 7/8 x 13; a broadside: SPORTS OF ELECTION; a lithograph
titled The Capture of Acote Hill and the Sacking of the Village of 163.
Chepatchet... on the 28th June 1842; a c. 1839 broadside of An Queen Anne Maple Chamber Chair, Massachusetts, mid-18th
Account of the Capture and Burning of the British Schooner “GASPEE”; century, the shaped cresting continuing to scrolled handholds on vase
a broadside of A Hap-Hazard Song For the People, and a printed silk and ring-turned stiles and vasiform splats, the slip seat on a frontal
elegy for Oliver Hazzard Perry 1785-1819, the “Hero of Lake Erie” for cabriole leg and three turned legs, refinished, ht. 31, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.
leading American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake $1,000-1,500
Erie, (imperfections).
$400-600
164.
Queen Anne Mahogany Tilt-top Candlestand, probably New
157. England, 18th century, the circular top on a vase- and ring-turned
“A Campaign Paper for the Democracy” Printed Broadside, Beals, support and tripod base of cabriole legs with arris pad feet on
Greene & Co. publishers, Boston, March 1860, pre-Civil War broadside, platforms, old surface, (restoration), ht. 28 1/4, dia. 19 1/4 in.
30 3/4 x 24 in. $300-400
$300-500

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165. 168.
Queen Anne Walnut Carved Side Chair, probably Massachusetts. c. Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Connecticut, late 18th
1740-60, refinished, ht. 40, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. century, the cresting with carved terminals above a pierced splat, frontal
$1,000-1,500 cabriole legs ending in arris pad feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 38,
seat ht. 17 1/2 in.
$800-1,200
166.
Hexagonal Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Covered Box, England, early
19th century, the box with hinged lid with shell inlay, with crossbanded,
string, and vine motif inlaid borders, the three front inlaid panels 169.
inlaid with oak leaf and acorns and floral blossom motifs, the interior Diminutive Chippendale Carved Walnut Blockfront Chest of
containing two velvet-lined lift-out trays, (minor imperfections), ht. 5, wd. Drawers, Boston, c. 1740-60, brasses appear to be original, old
9 1/8, dp. 4 in. refinish, (restoration), ht. 31, case wd. 28 1/4, overall dp. 20 3/4 in.
$600-800
Provenance: An inscription on the back of a drawer reads: “This
block-front chest was the property of Edward and Eliza Killeran who
167. were married in 1774 in Thomaston, Maine. It was bequeathed to
Queen Anne Tilt-top Tea Table, probably America, late 18th century, their grand-daughter Nancy Hall in 1831, by her grandmother. Edward
the circular dished top tilts on a birdcage support, tripod cabriole leg Killeran died in Cushing, Maine, May 23, 1828 at the age of 77. (signed)
base with paneled knees, ht. 27, dia. 32 in. Eliza Burton/July 7, 1831.”
$800-1,200 $8,000-12,000

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170. 171.
Diminutive Chippendale Carved Mahogany Card Table, probably Chippendale Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Oxbow
Boston, c. 1770-85, the hinged molded top opens to the baise-lined Desk, Salem or Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1790, with interior of
playing surface on a conformingly shaped apron with blocked corners drawers and compartments, brasses appear to be original, old surface,
centering a thumb-molded drawer, on cabriole legs with acanthus- (imperfections), ht. 44 1/2, wd. 41, dp. 23 in.
carved knees ending in pad feet on high platforms, old replaced brass,
old refinish, (repairs), ht. 28, apron wd. 27 1/2, apron dp. 12 3/4, top Provenance: Tenney family, Massachusetts.
wd. 30 1/2, top closed 15 in. $1,500-2,500

Provenance: Descended through a Massachusetts family.


$10,000-15,000

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172. 173.
Chippendale Carved Mahogany Drop-leaf Dining Table, c. 1760- Chippendale Carved Mahogany Oxbow Slant-lid Desk,
80, the rectangular drop-leaf top on legs with molded blocks tapering Massachusetts, c. 1770-80, old replaced brasses, redfinished, ht. 44,
to claw-and-ball feet, joined by a valanced apron, old surface, wd. 42 1/2, dp. 22 in.
(imperfections), ht. 29, lg. 48, wd. 49 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000
$1,500-2,500

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174.
American School, 18th Century

Portrait of a Gentleman Wearing a Powdered Wig. Unsigned. Oil


on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a period molded frame. Condition: Three
tears, u.l. and l.l., paint loss and mold bloom on lower edge, repaint to
jacket lapel area, craquelure.
$400-600

175. 178
American School, 18th Century

Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing a White Gown Trimmed with


Light Blue Ribbon. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in., in a
later carved and molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, retouch
to u.r. hair and left-facing cheek, surface grime.
$400-600

176.
Chippendale Walnut and Maple Slant-lid Desk, New England, mid-
18th century, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 41, wd. 35, dp. 18 1/2 in.
$1,200-1,500

177.
Chippendale Mahogany Card Table, probably Pennsylvania, c.
1780, the rectangular top with beaded edge on a straight apron with
beaded edge and secret drawer, joining square molded legs with inside
chamfering, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 28 3/4, wd. 34, dp. 16 3/4
in.
$500-700

178.
Paint-decorated Leather Fire Bucket, Charlestown, Massachusetts,
c. 1820, painted black with red collar and handle, decorated with an
oval reserve depicting a blazing sun around which is inscribed “No. 1/
MARSHALL JOHNSON/1820” over a banner inscribed “Ancient Fire
Society,” with “Charlestown” inscribed on the reverse, (scattered paint
losses), ht. to top of upright handle 19 1/4 in.

Note: Two notes accompany the fire bucket. One is inscribed:


“Painted by the gd’son of the owner of the firebucket Marshall
Johnson...” The other note is inscribed: “Fire bucket- one of several
hung in the ---- of Hiram Johnson on the corner of Washington and
Union Park streets. Given to F.P. Phipps by his daughter Mrs. Cora
Russell May 1923.”
179
In the publication A Century of Town Life: A History of Charlestown,
Massachusetts, 1775-1887, by James Hunnewell, Boston, 1888,
Hunnewell writes: “The old Fire Societies were formed and maintained
for the public or social good... There were three organised after the
Revolution, the Phoenix (1795), the Washington (1800), and the
Jefferson (1810). The oldest was, however, the Ancient, instituted Nov.
8, 1743, composed of householders acting for mutual protection or
aid, and maintained until paid public companies took the place of such
early and more restricted associations...Each member was obliged to
keep two leather buckets, two bags (1 1/2 x 3/4 yd.) with his name
on them, and a bed-key and, on notice of a fire must ‘repair with his
bucket, bags, and key, to the place where it happens’ and ‘use his best
endeavors’ to save the property of the members.”
$1,000-1,500
179. 180.
David Stoddard Greenough, Jr.’s Paint-decorated Leather Fire Pair of Paint-decorated Leather Fire Buckets, probably Charlestown,
Bucket, fire bucket made by John Fenno, Boston, c. 1812, centered Massachusetts, early 19th century, the fire buckets depicting a
with a bowknot suspending an oval reserve painted with an erupting flaming spreadwing eagle grasping a banner inscribed “FRANKLIN
volcano over two banners, one inscribed “VULCANUS CEDAT FIRE SOCIETY” over another banner inscribed with the owner’s name
NEPPUNO,” the other “D.S. GREENOUGH Jr.”; “No. 1” flanking the “ROBERT TODD,” on a black-painted ground with red-painted collar
bowknot, on a brown-painted ground, black-painted collar and handle, and handle, (one handle replaced, scattered paint losses, varnished), ht.
the name “I.FENNO” impressed on either side of the back seam, (minor to top of collars 12 1/4 in.
$2,500-3,500
imperfections), ht. to collar 12 3/4 in.

181.
Note: The depiction of a volcano, along with the year 1812, probably Painted Leather Fire Bucket, America, early 19th century, red-painted
commemorates two volcanic eruptions occurring in 1812: Soufrier bucket with a gilt outlined oval reserve with gilt lettering inscribed
on St. Vincent Island in the Caribbean, and Awu on Sangihe Islands, “VET.,” black-painted collar and leather-covered handle, applied iron
Indonesia. hanging device on lower side, (minor paint losses), ht. to top of upright
handle 17 1/8 in.
$300-500

David Stoddard Greenough, Jr. (David S. Greenough II) (1787-1830)


was the son of David S. Greenough I, and Anne (Doane). David Jr., 182.
was a member of the Harvard College class of 1805, he practiced law, Paint-decorated Fireman’s Stovepipe Parade Hat, c. 1825, painted
served as a Justice of the Peace in Massachusetts, and was lieutenant molded cardboard, the crown with polychrome-painted and gilded
colonel of the Boston Independent Cadets. In 1813 he married Maria spreadwing eagle flanked by the inscriptions “AMERICA” and “HOSE,”
Foster Doane (1793-1843), daughter of Elisha and Jane (Cutler) Doane the back with gilt script monogram “AHC,” the top with gilt “W.H.C.”
of Wellfleet and Cohasset, Massachusetts. They resided in Jamaica monogram in block letters, all on a dark green ground, (imperfections),
ht. 6 1/4, dia. 13 3/4 in.
Plain (Roxbury), Massachusetts, and had five children.
$3,000-5,000
$4,000-6,000

183.
Painted Fireman’s Stovepipe Parade Hat, America, 1946, the
hat made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Philadelphia Fire
Department, 1871-1946, composition hat painted red, the crown with
gilt lettering “FA,” ht. 5 3/4, dia. 13 3/4 in.
$600-800

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184.
Working Model of the Hand-drawn and Hand-pump Engine “Red
Jacket,” New England, late 19th century, known as a “squirrel-tail”
pumper, model is made of brass, nickel-plated, and polychrome-
painted metal, the sides with raised brass lettering “RED JACKET”
and conjoined “VFA” for the Veteran Firemen’s Association, the rear
painted “CAMBRIDGE,” the square dome cover painted with the
Massachusetts state seal, two images of Indians, and a coat of arms; it
is outfitted with buckets, a main engine lamp flanked by an eagle figure,
rubber hose, lanterns, nozzles, and a spool of rope (which was used in
conjunction with the draw bar for the men to pull the engine to a fire),
overall ht. 13, lg. 36 1/4, ht. to top of brakes 6 3/4, wd. with brakes
extended 12; housed in a glazed mahogany and brass case, ht. 16
1/4, wd. 14 3/4, lg. 45 in., and is mounted with a small brass-framed
placard inscribed “FACSIMILE OF THE ENGINE OWNED BY THE RED
JACKET VETERAN FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION/CAMBRIDGE, MASS.
This model has thrown a Horizontal Stream the distance of 48 Feet.
A CHALLENGE -I will play this Model against any other of its size for
$100.00 a side. W.T. KING, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. February, 21st,
1898.”

Note: William T. King of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was a noted


expert on steam fire engines and author of the book History of the
American Steam Fire Engine, published by The Pinkham Press, 1896.

This model hand engine competed with other working models, similar
in size, and of the same period. The reference on the placard “play this
model” is synonymous with pumping the engine.

The original Red Jacket engine, with serial number 364, was made by
L. Button & Co., Waterford, New York, in 1854. A late 19th century
chromolithograph depicting the original Red Jacket engine (lot 184A)
bears the inscription: “Engine of the Red Jacket Veteran Firemen’s
Association, Cambridge, Mass./Champion of the New England League
1894./Awarded the Prize For Being the Handsomest Engine at N.E.
League Tournament Held at Hartford, Conn. Sept. 12th 1895.” The
original Red Jacket engine is in the collection of the Westborough,
Massachusetts, fire department.
$40,000-60,000

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184, with details

My father, Col. Rockwell Campbell Tenney, was serving in the U.S. Army Reserves when the Boston Police
Strike of 1919 brought the city to a violent halt. As a child, I was captivated by photographs of him in uniform
during this time and maintained for much of my early childhood that my father, to his great amusement, was
actually a policeman. As indelible as this impression was on me, the experience left a similar mark on my father
that was expressed through his collecting of memorabilia associated with civil service. The Red Jacket is such an
acquisition which found its way into our home along with leather fire helmets, brigade buckets as well as early
insurance plaques and beautifully cast brass fire hose nozzles, polished as bright as the flames they were meant to
extinguish. As a result of yearly and much anticipated canoe trips with his father to Club St. Bernard in Quebec,
my father’s love of fishing developed into an appreciation for the outdoors and, in particular, the lure and lore of
Nantucket Sound. Success in the utility business allowed my mother and father to build a home in Hyannis Port
after which his collecting expanded to reflect their enjoyment of the area with many examples of scrimshaw, half-
hull models, marine paintings and whaling artifacts in addition to early Americana and colonial furniture. Of all
the unique items collected by my parents, none were more eye-catching than the porcupine fish cleverly modified
into a light fixture that still hangs in the front hall as a novel welcome to ‘one and all.’ The house and the life
that they created together were filled with family and friends who delighted in sharing my parents’ sense of fun
and eclectic style of collecting.

—Nancy Tenney Coleman

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184A. 186.
Brooks Bank Note Co., lithographers (Boston, 19th Century) Two Fire Hose Nozzles, one tapered cylindrical brass, impressed “THE
BOSTON COUPLING CO.,” the other brass with nickel-plated brass tip,
Engine of the Red Jacket Veteran Firemen’s Association, lg. 16, 8 3/4 in., respectively.
Cambridge, Mass., c. 1895. Chromolithograph on paper, vignette, $200-250
with additional inscriptions reading: “Engine of the Red Jacket Veteran
Firemen’s Association, Cambridge, Mass./Champion of the New
England League 1894./Awarded the Prize For Being the Handsomest 187.
Engine at N.E. League Tournament Held at Hartford, Conn. Sept. 12th Early “Philadelphia Contributionship” Fire Mark, late 18th/early 19th
1895.,” sheet size 19 7/8 x 23 7/8 in., in a period molded wood frame. century, gray-green painted shield-shaped wooden plaque with beveled
Condition: Margin tears and losses, light stains from previous backing edges, mounted with four cast lead joined hands with thumb at the top,
and moisture. with traces of earlier gilding, the back inscribed “McAllister 211 Green
$1,000-1,500 St. Phila./Penna/Hand-in-Hand,” overall ht. 15 1/2, wd. 11 1/2 in.
$300-500
185.
Firefighting Brass Hose Nozzle, Leather Helmet, and Leather
188.
Belt Plate, America, late 19th/early 20th century, the brass steamer
Cast Iron Horse-drawn Toy Fire Pumper Wagon, America, late 19th/
composition nozzle with impressed manufacturer’s mark “HUNNEMAN
& CO. BOSTON,” with two leather handles, lg. 49; an eight-comb early 20th century, triple team of one black and two white horses,
leather ventilated fire helmet made by “CAIRNS & BRO,” New York, with bell, black-painted wagon with gold-painted details, red wheels,
with embossed scroll brim, white cut-out letters “VETERAN/SAN (imperfections), ht. 7 1/2, lg. 18 3/4 in.
FRANCISCO,” brass eagle front holder, and hanging ring, ht. 8 3/4; and $300-500
a rectangular leather fireman’s belt plate, with white cut-out lettering
“HINGHAM FD,” 2 1/2 x 5 in.
$500-700

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189.
William Bradford (American, 1823-1892)

The Whaleship Speedwell of Fairhaven Outward Bound off Gay Head, 1853. Unsigned. Oil on canvas,
24 x 36 in., in original ornate gilt-gesso frame; accompanied by the Speedwell’s daybook, kept by Benjamin
J. Gibbs, Master, dated from September 1, 1857, through February 5, 1861, the ship’s final voyage.
Condition: Sparsely scattered specks of retouch.

Provenance: Descended in the family of Captain Benjamin J. Gibbs, the ship’s first and only master.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue William Bradford: Sailing Ships and Arctic Seas, by Richard C. Kugler, New
Bedford Whaling Museum, 2003, p. 91, plate 4.

Exhibitions: William Bradford: Sailing Ships and Arctic Seas, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford,
Massachusetts, May 22-October 26, 2003.

Note: An in-depth discussion of this painting by Richard Kugler in letters to the Gibbs family accompanies the
lot.

According to the Ship Registers of New Bedford, Massachusetts, vol. II, 1851-1865, p. 243, the Speedwell
was “built at Fairhaven, 1853, 475 49/95 tons, length 122 ft. 4 1/2 in., depth 16 ft. 4 in., two decks, three
masts, square stern, no galleries, a billethead.” The entry goes on to list all of the owners of the vessel.
$100,000-150,000

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190.
Carved Wooden Eagle Figural Bowsprit, probably
America, c. 1880, full-body spreadwing figure
mounted on rockery, weathered white-painted
surface, ht. 21 1/2, wd. 47 1/2, dp. 24 1/2 in.
$1,200-1,800

191.
190 Bellamy-style Carved and Painted Eagle Plaque,
America, early 20th century, spreadwing figure
carved in relief with American shield and banner
inscribed “DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP,” ht. 10, wd.
29, dp. 5 1/2 in.
$3,000-5,000

192.
American School, 19th Century

Portrait of Sea Captain Seth Nickerson of


Providence, Rhode Island. Unsigned, sitter
identified on the envelope he is holding partly
inscribed “Capt. Ni----- Provide---/RI.” Oil on
canvas, c. 1825, depicting the gentleman seated
before a window with a view of a coastal scene
with a sailing vessel in the distance, 28 x 24 in., in a
period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Retouch
to hair and clothing.

Provenance: Family descent.


191 $1,500-2,500

193.
Voorhees Carved and Painted Wood Narwhal
Plaque, Clark Voorhees, Lyme, Connecticut, and
Weston, Vermont, c. 1960, signed with impressed
artist’s conjoined initials “CV” and “C. VOORHEES”
on the reverse, (imperfections), ht. 4 1/2, lg. 22 3/4
in.
$800-1,200

194.
Brass Breech-Loading Whaling Gun, Eben Pierce,
New Bedford, Massachusetts, c. 1880, integral
cast skeletal-type stock within the frame, with
hollow socket on underside of stock for mounting,
impressed “E. PIERCE” and model number “4.09,”
overall lg. 37, barrel lg. 19 1/2 in.
$3,000-5,000

195.
Four Assorted Wooden Items, 19th century, a
193
blue-painted double-sheave block, dia. 9, a blue
and white painted carved wooden scoop, lg. 16,
a paint-decorated billy club, lg. 18 1/4, and a
rectangular pine panel sign with applied molding,
white smalt numerals “212-5” on a black smalt
ground, 8 x 20 1/4 in.
$300-500
192

196. 197.
Painted and Gilt-decorated “DRED” Sign, probably America, 19th Sextant, made by Benjamin King Hagger, South Street, Baltimore,
century, beveled-edged pine panel with circular ends with gilt five-point 1822, 11-inch radius ebony vernier sextant with ivory scale
stars, gilt lettering “DRED” on a black ground, 4 1/4 x 30 1/2 in. divided 100-0, brass index arm with vernier, mirrors and colored
$400-600 filters, with engraved ivory label reading “HAGGER-South Street-
BALTIMORE-1822-.”
$600-800

194
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198. 200.
Carved and Painted “LEXINGTON” Quarterboard, America, late 19th Carved and Painted Merganser Decoy, Alexandria Bay, New
century, long pine panel with carved lettering and foliate devices painted Hampshire, late 19th century, with painted eyes, bill and breast lightly
yellow over earlier gilding on a black ground, (repaired shrinkage cracks, hit by shot, (imperfections), ht. 7 1/4, lg. 14 1/4 in.
old losses), ht. 8, lg. 92 1/4 in. $400-600
$800-1,200

201.
Merganser Duck Decoy, America, early 20th century, painted hollow
199. carved figure with delineated bill and wings, (head hit by shot, joinery
Painted Wood and Canvas Canada Goose Decoy, George Boyd separation, paint losses), ht. 5 3/8, lg. 19 3/4 in.
(1873-1941), Seabrook, New Hampshire, canvas over frame body $200-300
construction with wooden head, tail, and breast, tack eyes, ht. 13, lg.
26 3/4 in.
202.
Note: A typed label on the base indicates the goose was purchased Brass Whaling Shoulder Gun, Selmar Eggers, New Bedford,
from well-known New Hampshire dealers Winthrop and Margaret Scott Massachusetts, c. 1878, all brass breech loaded gun with open frame,
(Scotty) Carter in 1982, also with an impressed black ink duck stamp patented locking breech block, with bomb lance, the maker’s name
with “JACKSON PARKER” indicating it was once in the collection of impressed on the barrel top “S.EGGERS N.BEDFORD MASS./PAT.
avid decoy collector Jackson Parker. FEB. 12, 1878,” overall lg. 35, barrel lg. 12 1/2 in.
$3,000-5,000 $3,000-5,000

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Ten Assorted Scrimshaw Items, 19th century, a walrus tusk engraved Painted and Gilded “HIGHLAND PARK” Plaque, America, late 19th
with a figure blowing a horn, flowers, and a butterfly; three page century, rectangular pine panel with applied molding, with gilt lettering
turners, two carved ivory and one of bone; two bone fids, a bone knife “221 ft. 4 in./HIGHLAND PARK/SEPT.17, 1898.” on a red-painted smalt
rest, a turned bone-handled awl, a bone case containing three steel ground, 10 x 24 in.
bloodletting fleams, one marked “BORWICK,” and a carved wood $400-600
clothes peg, lg. 3 3/4-19 1/4 in.
$400-600
210.
Mason Premier Grade Black Duck Decoy, Mason’s Decoy Factory,
204. Detroit, early 20th century, the figure with glass eyes, incised details on
Footed Mahogany and Brass Standish, probably Spain, c. 1800, bill, impressed owner’s name “W.C. MARSH” on base, (imperfections),
three urn-form vessels mounted on a mahogany base with carved pen ht. 7 1/2, lg. 20 3/4 in.
rest, brass feet, ht. 8, wd. 9 1/4, dp. 4 1/2 in. $200-300

Literature: A similar standish is illustrated in The Brass Book, by Peter,


Nancy, and Herbert Schiffer, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., p. 294. 211.
$250-350 Pair of Carved and Painted Shorebird Decoy Figures, America, late
19th/early 20th century, with applied glass eyes, mounted on molded
mahogany bases, (one lightly hit with shot, and loose bill), ht. 10 1/4,
205. 11, lg. 20 1/2, 18 in.
Camphorwood Desk Box, China, mid-19th century, the brass fitted $400-600
case with ivory inlaid hinged lid, an exterior drawer opens the tambour
panel, revealing a compartmented multi-drawer pop-up interior,
(imperfections), ht. closed 9, wd. 19 1/2, dp. 15 in. 212.
$800-1,200 Nine Assorted Shorebird Decoys, America, 19th and 20th century,
three “tinnies,” one with an 1874 patent mark stamped in the interior,
a sickle bill curlew “flattie,” a full-body bird with wire legs, and four gray
206. and white painted shorebirds, three in sleeping position, (imperfections),
Mounted Half-hull Model, America, late 19th/early 20th century, ht. 4-12 3/4 in.
laminated vessel, mounted on a painted wood panel, (joinery $600-800
separation), ht. 5 1/4, lg. 30 1/4 in.
$700-900
213.
Five Painted Factory-made Duck Decoys, America, late 19th/early
207. 20th century, two pairs of mallard drake and hen decoys and a Mason
Iron and Wood Harpoon, 18th century, two-flue iron marked “TA” on “Premier Grade” black duck, all with inset glass eyes, (imperfections),
shaft, with wooden pole, hemp whale line, iron lg. 44, pole lg. 76 in. ht. 6 1/4-7, lg. 16 1/4-17 1/2 in.
$800-1,200 $600-800

208. 214.
Large Wooden Caliper, America, 19th century, with incised numerals Folk Carved and Painted Scarlet Tanager Bird Figure, possibly Louis
on the shaft, (repaired crack on shaft), ht. 37 3/4, wd. 19 1/4 in. Jobin (1845-1928), Canada, early 20th century, the figure with wire
$150-250 legs, mounted on red-painted base with perch, partial decal on base
inscribed “[Can]ada,” (loss to beak), ht. 6 1/2 in.
$300-500
209.
Eight Assorted Marine Related Items, 19th-20th century, a wrought
iron whaling spade; two cast brass harpoon gun spear tips, one with 215.
manufacturer’s mark impressed “PERKO”; an iron eelspear indistinctly Framed Glass Transfer Painting with Hunting Scene, “Painted by
impressed “---RBANK CAST STEEL”; a carved wood and iron fish D. Gerolimo,” early 19th century, the painting depicting “PHEASANT
hook with lead weighted shaft; a turned wooden club-like device with SHOOTING/WOODCOCK SHOOTING,” (minor spots of varnish lifting),
a wrought iron hook on one end; a painted wooden sailboat model on 10 x 14 in., in a period molded wood frame.
stand, lg. 5-25 1/2 in.; and a framed engraving depicting A View of the $300-500
Whale Fishery and the Manner of Killing Bears Near & on the Coast of
Greenland, “Engraved for Middleton’s Complete System of Geography,”
identified in inscriptions, sight size 7 3/4 x 11 1/2 in., in a period molded 216.
giltwood frame. Cast Iron Sailor Figural Umbrella Stand, America, late 19th century,
$300-500 ht. 27 1/2, wd. 17 1/2, dp. 12 in.
$600-800

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217. 219.
William P. Stubbs (American, 1942-1909) Engraved Whale’s Tooth with Ship and Figure of a Gentleman, c.
1850s, the obverse depicting a ship at sea flying an American pennant
Portrait of the Schooner FRANK M. NOYES Off Nashawn Island with stars and stripes below an arch of six five-point stars, heightened
with Distant Lighthouse. Signed “Stubbs” l.l., the vessel identified on with red; the reverse depicting a full-length figure of a gentleman
a pennant. Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 in., in a period molded wood frame wearing a frock coat, striped vest and trousers, with a walking stick
with gilt liner. Condition: Two tears u.c. and carrying a top hat, flanked by a leafy vine with red blossoms, (age
cracks), ht. 5 3/8 in.
Note: The schooner Frank M. Noyes was built at Essex, $400-600
Massachusetts, in 1879. Her home port was Baltimore, Maryland.
$6,000-8,000
220.
Engraved Whalebone Busk, 19th century, depicting six whalemen in
218. a whaleboat harpooning a sperm whale, (imperfections), 1 5/8 x 13 5/8
American School, 19th Century in.
$300-500
Portrait of the Schooner CHARLIE A. SPROUL with Distant
Lighthouses. Signed “C.L. Bowman” l.l. Oil on canvas, 23 x 36 in., in
a period gilt-gesso frame; accompanied by an 1893 bill of sale of the 221.
vessel, and an iron brand marked “C.A. SPROUL.” Condition: Very Engraved Whalebone Busk, mid-19th century, one side with a
good. checkered crest above a woman standing beneath tasseled drapery,
over an indistinct scene with a lady and a gentleman, the other side
Provenance: The consignor is a descendant of C.A. Sproul. with a lady beside a sailor holding a bonnet aloft, and indistinct
sketches of two heads, (wear to engraving), wd. 1 3/4, lg. 9 1/8 in.
Note: According to the bill of sale accompanying the painting, the $600-800
Charlie A. Sproul was built in Bristol, Maine, in 1878.
$5,000-7,000

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222. 223.
Three Graduated Ivory Memorandum Books, 19th century, probably Scrimshaw Carved Wooden Busk, 19th century, relief-carved with
sailor made, each with applied nickel shield motif and clasp, and six thin stars, pinwheel, medallions, and vines with zigzag border, (small edge
ivory leaves inscribed with the days of the week, lg. 2 1/8, 2 3/4, 3 in. loss), wd. 1 7/8, lg. 13 1/4 in.
$400-600 $400-600

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224. 229.
Scrimshaw Carved Maple Busk, mid-19th century, the busk with a Pictorial Hooked Rug with Ship and Anchors, America, early 20th
round reserve with a panoply of flags and war implements, over the century, composed of wool, cotton, and silk jersey segments, centered
name “Lucy Jane Cutts,” a church, a ship, a tree, a compass medallion, with a ship under full sail, flying an American flag in a diamond-shaped
a clock, oval reserve with vine border, and leafy branches, wd. 1 5/8, reserve, with anchor motifs in the corners, (flag repaired), 35 x 52 in.
lg. 13 1/8 in. $400-600
$400-600

230.
225. Framed Woolwork Ship Portrait, England or America, 19th century,
Sterling Silver Letter Opener with Tiger Claw, c. 1861, the letter the vessel flying a British navy ensign off the stern, (minor moth
opener engraved “Fetich tiger claws/brought home from coast of Africa damage), 10 x 14 in., in original molded bird’s-eye maple frame.
in 1861 by George Hamilton Perkins U.S.N.,” lg. 4 1/2 in. $200-300
$150-250

231.
226.
American School, 19th Century, After J.F. Kensett (American, 1816-
Round Nantucket Basket, early 20th century, round form with two
1872)
carved handles to the side, round mahogany base plaque with incised
lines, (minor losses), ht. to top of handles 4 3/8, dia. 9 3/4 in.
$400-600 On the Beverly Coast, Massachusetts. Unsigned, inscribed “E.
Hunt” on the back of the canvas. Oil on canvas, 21 x 28 in., unframed.
Condition: Repaint around edges.
227. $400-600
Oval Nantucket Basket, Clinton Mitchell (Mitchy) Ray (1877-1956),
early 20th century, the basket with carved swing handle, oval mahogany
base, with printed paper label “MADE BY MITCHELL RAY NANTUCKET 232.
MASS.” affixed to the base with a penciled price of “$6.00,” (minor Martha Farham Cahoon (American, 1905-1999)
losses), ht. to rim 7 1/4, wd. 11 3/8, lg. 14 3/8 in.
$800-1,200 Sailor and Mermaid Families: “Is it Yours?” Signed and dated
“[19]78” l.r. Oil on Masonite, 16 x 20 in., in a contemporary molded
wood frame. Condition: Very good, minor foxing.
228. $1,000-1,500
Small Round Nantucket Basket, early 19th century, deep round
basket with carved hardwood swing handle, round mahogany plaque
base, (minor losses), ht. to rim 4 5/8 in.
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233. 236.
Clement Drew (American, 1806-1889) Large Mounted Half-hull Model of the Schooner Lavinia Campbell,
late 19th/early 20th century, laminated wood mounted on a pine
Yachts Leaving Marblehead Harbor. Signed, dated 1885, and backboard with applied molding, overall 15 1/4 x 81 in.
titled on the reverse. Oil on paperboard, 4 1/4 x 6 3/8 in., unframed.
Condition: Paint loss l.l. corner. Note: The lot is accompanied by a framed letter dated May 20, 1931,
$400-600 containing the specifics of the vessel. The three-masted schooner
Lavinia Campbell was launched August 2, 1883, at Kennebunk, Maine.
She was built by David Clark of that port. Her registered port was
234. Greenport, New York, and was used exclusively in the coastwise coal
Anglo/American School, 19th Century trade. She was lost September 13, 1901, in Delaware Bay.
$3,000-5,000
Smuggler’s Cove: Unloading the Contraband. Inscribed “WC” and
with indistinct inscriptions on barrel cover, the date “1812” on the
covered wagon canvas. Oil on canvas, 23 x 31 in., in a later frame.
Condition: Four patch repairs in sky and water with associated retouch, 237.
craquelure with spots slightly lifting. Large Mounted Half-hull Model, early 20th century, laminated wood
$1,000-1,500 vessel mounted on a painted pine panel, 12 1/2 x 63 in.
$600-800

235.
American School, 19th Century
238.
Coastal Scene with Ship, Steamer, and Lighthouse. Unsigned. Oil Mounted Half-hull Model, early 20th century, laminated wood vessel
on canvas, 9 x 13 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Small painted green above the water line, mounted on a painted pine panel,
repair on rockery u.l. (paint losses), overall 9 1/2 x 55 in.
$300-500 $300-500

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239. 247.
Mounted Laminated Wood Half-hull Ship Model, America, late 19th/ Mahogany Whale End Wall Shelf, America, late 19th century, with
early 20th century, composed of six lifts in contrasting light and dark four shelves, ht. 34 1/4, wd. 27 1/2, dp. 7 1/2 in.
wood with applied bowsprit and keel, mounted on a mahogany panel, $300-500
(minor imperfections), 9 x 47 3/4 in. overall.
$600-800
248.
Two Inlaid and Carved Wood Nautical Wall Plaques, America, 19th
240. and 20th century, a relief carved mahogany plaque commemorating the
Carved Wooden Hull Model, America, 19th century, the vessel carved three-masted Down Easter clipper the H.B. Hyde, with a spreadwing
from a single piece of wood, (minor age cracks and abrasions), ht. 4 eagle, skull and crossbones, and cannon, above a life preserver
1/2, wd. 7 1/4, lg. 33 in. inscribed “HENRY B. HYDE” and “BATH. MAINE,” centered with a view
$300-500 of the vessel and lighthouse, flanked by flower blossoms and flags,
(shrinkage crack), 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 in., a rectangular plaque with two
inlaid schooners and lettering “FREDERIC HOWES JUNE 25 1842,” 9
241. x 24 in.
Cased Model of the American Steam Tugboat BROOKLYN, $400-600
attributed to the Lannon Ship Model Gallery, Boston, probably late
20th century, the vessel identified on the bow and pennant, the hull
painted black and green below the waterline, with finely carved and 249.
painted wood furnishings with copper and brass details, mounted on a Twenty-four Books Related to Sailing, hardcover, titles published
mahogany plinth with inlaid border, with brass-mounted glazed case, by The Marine Research Society, Salem, Massachusetts, include:
a plaque affixed to the plinth is inscribed “American Steam Tugboat American Clipper Ships 1833-1858, Vol. I and II, by Howe and
‘BROOKLYN’/Builder William Cramp & Sons/Launched: Philadelphia Matthews, 1926; The Pirates of the New England Coast 1630-1730, by
1911/Owner: New York Dock Company/Length: 105 ft./Beam: 24 ft./ Dow and Edmonds, 1923; Wrecked Among Cannibals in the Fijis, by
Tonnage: 194 Tons/Depth: 13 ft.,” overall ht. of case 21, wd. 13, lg. 33 Endicott and Jenkins, 1923; Voyages and Discoveries in the South Seas
in. 1792-1832, copy on American vellum no. 63 of 87, by Capt. Edmond
$600-800 Fanning, 1924; Ship Model Builder’s Assistant, Charles G. Davis, 1926;
The Frigate Constitution and Other Historic Ships, copy on all rag paper
no. 32 of 97, F.A. Magoun, 1928; The Rigging of Ships in the Days of
242. the Spitsail Topmast 1600-1720, R.C. Anderson, 1927; Shipping and
Cased Painted Model of the Lowestoft Sailing Trawler MASTER Craft in Silhouette, Charles G. Davis, 1929; American Merchant Ships
HAND, model made by William E. Hitchcock (1928-2006), vessel and 1850-1900, series one and two, Frederick C. Matthews, 1930 and
maker identified on an engraved brass plaque, with cut-away views of 1931; Ships of the Past, Charles G. Davis, 1929; Goin’ Fishin’, W.G.
vessel construction and interior on both sides of the hull, mounted on a Pierce, 1934; Ship Models/How to Build Them, Charles G. Davis, 1925;
mahogany base, overall ht. 12 3/4, wd. 9 1/4, lg. 35 1/4 in. The Built-Up Ship Model, Charles G. Davis, 1933; Sailing Ships of New
England, Robinson and Dow, 1922; Slave Ships and Slaving, by George
Note: The Master Hand was built in 1920 at Rye, Sussex, England. F. Dow, 1927; The Baltimore Clipper, Howard I. Chappelle, 1930;
She was 46 tons. Sailing Days on the Penobscot, Wasson and Colcord, 1932; Ships and
$400-600 Shipping, painted by Roux, Alfred Johnson, 1925; The Sea, The Ship,
and the Sailor, from log books and original narratives, 1925; and The
Making of a Sailor, Frederick P. Harlow, 1928; with two published by
243. The Mariner’s Museum, Virginia: Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History
Large Two-masted Schooner Model, America, 20th century, the hull of Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era, by Arthur Middleton, 1953;
painted black and green, with scribed deck, carved wood and metal Chesapeake Bay Bugeyes, M.V. Brewington, 1941.
accoutrements, on a wooden stand, (some breaks in rigging), overall ht. $800-1,200
74 1/2, wd. 15, lg. 75 1/2 in.
$300-500
250.
Group of Maritime-related Ephemera, 18th-19th century, highlights
244. include a log book of crew and duty assignments and routines
Large White-painted Pond Boat Model, early 20th century, with attached to the U.S.S. Guerriere leaving New York, December 17,
wooden stand, ht. with sail furled 17 1/2, lg. 74 in. 1871, to join the European squadron; the ship J.L. Hale journal from
$400-600 Newburyport towards New Orleans, beginning October 20, 1857 and
other destinations, ending March 28, 18--; “A journal of a voyage On
board Ship Ann Maria, commenced June 21st, 1850...Kept by Edward
245. Graves”; a booklet with poetry, remarks of the voyage, belonging to
Red- and Green-painted Wood Pond Boat Model, America, early Benjamin S. Olney, “onboard ship ISIS AD 1810”; a 1795 handwritten
20th century, on a wooden stand, overall ht. 10, wd. 8 1/4, lg. 33 1/4 account of a trial in St. Thomas of Captain Benjamin DeWolfe of
in. the ship Polly in which he is accused of throwing a slave overboard
$150-250 and being inhuman; several letters of correspondence, ship rosters,
manifests of cargo, etc.
$300-500
246.
Two Gimbaled Ship’s Lighting Devices and a Candle/Lantern
Lighter, 19th century, a brass and glass candle sconce, with scrolled 251.
foliate brass wall mount supporting a gimbaled spring-activated Paul Revere’s Own Story: An Account of his Ride as told in a letter
push-up candle holder, with colorless glass globular shade; a pewter to a friend, together with a brief sketch of his versatile career,
hand lamp with dish base, gimbaled font, and camphene burners; a compiled by Harriet E. O’Brien, privately printed by Perry Walton, no.
brass and turned maple long-handled candle/lantern lighter, marked 276 of 500, 47 pages, hardcover.
“HOUCHIN NO. 312” on the finial, ht. 12, 5, 31 1/2 in. $100-150
$400-600

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252. 258.
Scrapbook of the Babbitt Family of Bristol, Rhode Island, with a A Panoramic View From Bunker Hill Monument, engraved by James
Letter from a Slave, 19th century, the scrapbook containing numerous Smillie, after R.P. Mallory, Redding & Co., Boston, publisher, 1848,
letters of correspondence and newspaper clippings related to the Jacob hardcover booklet, 16 pages with pull-out panoramic view, (toning,
Babbitt family of Bristol, Rhode Island; most notable is a favorable letter foxing, staining).
written by a slave named Quashe Babbitt, whose last name he had $300-500
taken from his master Jacob Babbitt, Sr., the letter is addressed “Dear
Mistress,” referring to Bathsheba Babbitt, the wife of his master, and
dated September 7, 1819; in it he thanks his mistress for her kindness 259.
to him when he was with her family and her care for him in sickness as N. Currier and Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 19th Century)
she would her own child; and to his master for his many favors “ef[s]
pecially for my learning and a houf[s]e-lot”; there are several articles
Two Small Folio Lithographs on a Single Piece of Paper, possibly
regarding Major Jacob Babbitt, the son of Jacob and Bathsheba, who
printed from the original stones, one side depicting Constitution and
was a major of the Seventh Regiment of Rhode Island Volunteers who
Java, originally published in 1846 by Nathaniel Currier, with hand-
died at age 55 from wounds sustained at the battle of Fredericksburg;
the scrapbook also contains clippings regarding other Bristol, Rhode coloring, the reverse depicting a schooner, without a title, originally
Island, residents and various churches of Bristol. published in 1885 by Currier & Ives, uncolored, sheet size 12 3/4 x 17
$300-500 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, foxing, edge
losses.
$200-250
253.
Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 1857-1907)
260.
The Yacht Squadron at Newport., 1872 (Conningham, 6816). D.W. Kellogg & Co., publishers (Hartford, Connecticut, 19th
Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio chromolithograph with Century)
hand-coloring on paper, with yacht identification key below, sheet size
22 x 30 7/8 in., in a later mitered frame. Condition: Margins of 1 1/2 The Capture of H.B.M.’s Sloop of War JAVA by the U.S. Frigate
in. or more, foxing, toning, oxidation discoloration. CONSTITUTION, undated. Lithograph with hand-coloring on paper,
$200-400 sheet size 10 1/8 13 3/8 in., in a later bird’s-eye maple frame.
Condition: Toning, repaired margin tear, and margin losses.
$300-500
254.
Pen and Ink Cartoon Booklet and Loose Sketches, unknown
artist, early 20th century, depicting the artist and family and friends in 261.
humorous sketches, twenty-three pages/items.
N. Currier, publisher (American, 1838-1856)
$300-500
Clipper Ship “Flying Cloud.,” 1852 (Conningham, 1163). Identified in
255. inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with hand-coloring on
Lot of Stereocards and Photographs of East Coast Locales, paper, sheet size 23 x 29 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition:
late 19th century, approx. sixty-two stereocards and twenty-seven Laid down onto thin card, margins 2 5/8 in. or more, light toning, minor
photographs of Boston, Newburyport, New Bedford, Nantucket, and foxing.
New Hampshire views. $500-700
$400-600

262.
255A. John Harris (British, 1811-1865), After Thomas Sewell Robins
Twenty-three Maritime Related Photographs, highlights include (British, 1814-1880)
views Providence Harbor, several New England vessels, views of Cape
Ann, etc. Xarifa. Yachting. Scene off Cowes, Isle of Wight., 1851, published
$300-500 by Mess’rs Fores, London. Hand-colored engraving, sight size 14 3/8 x
18 1/8 in., in. in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Laid down
onto foamcore card, light mat stain.
256. $300-500
Lot of Photographs and Stereocards of Rhode Island Locales,
second half 19th century, most of them of Providence and Newport
buildings and scenic views, comprising thirty-seven stereo cards, and 263.
twenty-two assorted photographs. German/American School, 19th Century
$300-500
Portrait of the Ship LISBON. Unsigned, the vessel identified on the
stern. Watercolor on paper, depicting the vessel flying an American
257.
Group of Photographs of Providence and Other Rhode Island flag off the stern, with a pilot boat carrying a Belgian flag and inscribed
Views, many of prominent houses, merchant buildings, street scenes, “W HIN---,” sight size 17 3/4 x 27 in., in a later brass-bound lacquered
the Wakefield Mill, Robert Lawton farm, the Daniel Nason a Boston/ frame. Condition: Minor toning, not examined out of frame.
Providence locomotive, approx. seventy-two photographs total. $600-800
$400-600

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264.
Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (Danish/American, 1850-1921)

Portrait of the Screw-Steamer Keil of Germany. Signed and dated


“A Jacobsen 1886 705 Palisade Av. West Hoboken NJ” l.r., vessel
identified on the bow. Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 in., in a molded giltwood
frame. Condition: Four small tears in sky, surface grime.
$8,000-12,000

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265. 266.
Thomas Luny (British, 1759-1837) Western Red Cedar, Cherry, and Fiberglass Sailing Canoe, Mac
McCarthy, Feather Canoes, Orlando, Florida, early 21st century, with lee
H.M.S. “Perseus” in Plymouth Sound, passing Mount Edgcumbe. board in place of a centerboard, including sail, paddle, and two caned
Unsigned, artist, dated and title inscribed on a plaque. Oil on canvas, seats, lg. 162 in.
25 3/4 x 45 1/2 in., in a later gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, $3,000-5,000
scattered retouch, craquelure.
$6,000-8,000
267.
Gilt-copper Ship Weather Vane, America, 20th century, with stand,
ht. 25 1/2, lg. 28 3/4 in.
$800-1,200

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267

268

268. 269.
Presentation Cane with Engraved Gold-plated Eagle Head, Carved, Gilded, and Painted Wood Federal Eagle Wall Plaque,
America, c. 1889, the eagle head fitted with faceted red stone eyes, attributed to the Artistic Carving Co., Boston, c. 1950, the spreadwing
and engraved with the name “G.H. Benedict” in an oval reserve on one eagle holding a blue-painted banner inscribed “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” its
side, and inscribed “Presented May 13, 1889/Office of Public Printer/By talons clutching an American shield, ht. 26, wd. 71 in.
Employes,” the finial mounted on an ebonized wood shaft, lg. 35 3/4 in. $5,000-7,000

Provenance: The Benedict Estate to the consignor.


$1,200-1,800

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272

270. 271.
Carved and Turned Ebonized Wood Eagle Architectural Ornament, Molded Gilt-copper and Cast Zinc Eagle-on-Sphere Weather Vane,
America, 19th century, full spreadwing figure with incised surface detail, possibly A.L. Jewell & Co. or the Boston Metal-Workers Company, late
perched on a sphere with incised feet, mounted on a turned post, ht. 19th century, full-body molded copper spreadwing figure with cast zinc
15, wd. 18, dp. 9 in. head and feet, standing on a gilt-copper sphere, (imperfections), overall
$300-500 ht. 27 3/4, wd. 38, dp. 26 1/2 in.

Literature: A similar eagle-form weather vane is illustrated in A Gallery


of American Weathervanes and Whirlygigs, by Bishop and Coblentz, p.
51, figure 78.
$1,000-1,500

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272. 276.
Gilt-copper and Zinc Eagle Weather Vane, America, late 19th Eight Colorless Pressed Pattern Glass Goblets, Portland Glass
century, full-body spreadwing figure mounted on rockery and sphere, Company (1863-1873), Portland, Maine, in the Magnet and Grape
with stand, (dents), overall ht. 34, wd. 33, dp. 15 in. Frosted Leaf and American Shield pattern, with octagonal stems on a
$800-1,200 round bases with rayed design, (one with base edge chips), ht. 6 1/2 in.
$300-500

273.
Four Carved and Painted Miniature Songbirds, mid-20th century, 277.
three by A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1951), East Harwich, Massachusetts, Turned Treenware Covered Cup with Five Assembled Silver
a Baltimore oriole, a bluebird, and a goldfinch, each with rectangular Communion Tumblers, late 18th century, treen cover with acorn
stamp on base; with a kinglet by Jess Blackstone, New Hampshire, knop and engraved “ER” monogram on the rim, supported on a footed
inscribed on base “229 Kinglet JB,” ht. 2-2 3/4 in. cup containing six tumblers by various Continental makers, with gold-
$800-1,200 washed interiors and engraved rim borders, “ER” monogram, each
numbered from one to six, overall ht. 3 3/4 in.

274. Provenance: Purportedly once belonged to Elizabeth Ridgway of the


Chip-carved Mahogany Spool Holder, America, 19th century, rotating colonial Long Island Ridgway family.
three-tier stand with carved acorn finial, ht. 11 in. $800-1,200
$300-500

278.
275. Miniature Green-painted Pine Three-drawer Bureau, probably New
Wooden Gearworks on Stand, 19th century, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 8, lg. 15 England, early 19th century, with slightly bowed top and skirt, bootjack
1/2 in. sides, (minor paint losses), ht. 11 3/4, wd. 12, dp. 8 in.
$300-500 $600-700

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279. 283.
Cast Iron Beehive-form String Holder, “PAT. APRIL 30 1861,” ht. 6 Miniature Grain-painted Pine Empire-style Bureau, America, early
1/8, dia. 7 1/2 in. 19th century, two short over three long drawers, with bull’s-eye turnings
$300-350 on the sides, contrasting mahogany pulls, indistinct signatures on inside
of one drawer, ht. 10, wd. 9, dp. 6 in.
$800-1,200
280.
Shaker Blue-painted Oval Covered Box, America, late 19th century,
pine top and bottom with maple bentwood sides joined with three 284.
fingers fastened with copper tacks, (imperfections), ht. 2 1/2, dia. 6 5/8 Two Small Putty-painted Turned Treen Covered Jars, America, early
in. 19th century, (one repaired), ht. 3 1/8, 3 3/4 in.
$300-400 $400-600

281. 285.
Hand-hewn Burl Pitcher, eastern United States, early 19th century, Seven Assorted Early Articles, America, early 19th century, a
Atlantic white cedar vessel with pierced integral handle, (minor old small Liverpool pottery pitcher with transfer decoration depicting
losses), ht. 4 7/8, dia. 14 1/8 in. THE PLOUGHMAN TURNED SAILOR and THE LUCKY ESCAPE or
$400-600 PLOUGHMAN’S RETURN; a stencil and smoke-decorated wood,
brass, and leather bellows; a blown-molded blue-green glass medicine
bottle with embossed lettering “FROM THE LABORATORY OF W.
282. MERCHANT CHEMIST LOCKPORT N.Y.”; an 1804 printed Harvard
Painted Cast Iron Black Cat Doorstop, America, early 20th century, University Order of Exercise for Commencement broadside, printed at
cast in the form of a cat resting on a red, white, and black painted the University Press, by W. Hilliard; a mother-of-pearl inlaid mahogany
braided rug, (minor paint losses), ht. 3 5/8, wd. 7 3/8, dp. 3 1/2 in. lap desk, the cover centered with a basket of fruit motif; a leather fire
$800-1,200 bucket with later taupe paint; and a small framed engraved miniature
portrait of Thomas Jefferson, (imperfections), ht. 4 1/4-19 in.
$400-600

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286. 289.
Green-painted Firkin and a Tin Covered Treen Cake Plate, America, Wrought Iron Chandelier, two-tier chandelier with three candle cups
19th century, stave and bentwood hoop constructed firkin with lid and on the top tier and six on the bottom, overall ht. 16 1/2, dia. 10 1/2 in.
swing handle (paint losses); and a turned maple plate/breadboard with $800-1,200
a domed tin cover, ht. 9 3/4, 8 1/2 in.
$300-500
290.
William Matthew Prior (American, 1806-1873)
287.
Large Tinware Strainer, America, late 19th/early 20th century, round Portrait of a Baby in Blue. Unsigned. Oil on artist board, c. 1840,
form with canted sides, pierced with holes on the sides and bottom, depicting the blue-eyed, brown-haired child holding a bunch of cherries,
with two handles, (some rust), ht. 5 3/4, dia. 23 in. flanked by swagged and tasseled drapery, 15 x 10 3/4 in., in a period
$300-500 molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor retouch.

Provenance: A label affixed to the reverse indicates that the portrait


288. was purchased from Marguerite Riordan.
Two Painted Tole Trays, 19th century, one chamfered rectangular $7,000-9,000
form with carrying handles decorated in the center with a basket of
flowers in gold, red and green, signed “R.B. JONES,” on a black
ground, (paint losses), 13 1/2 x 22; and a rectangular tray with central 291.
floral bouquet with gilt floral border on a black ground, (scattered Joseph Whiting Stock (American, 1815-1855)
retouch), 22 1/4 x 30 1/8 in.
$600-800 Portrait of a Baby Boy with His Rattle, Riding Whip, and Ball.
Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in an ornate gilt-gesso frame.
Condition: Relined, minor retouch, primarily to edges and background.
$8,000-12,000

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292

292.
William Lydston, Jr. (Boston, 1813-1881)

Portrait of a Young Boy in Red. Signed “Wm Lydston Jr. Pinxt


Boston 1847” l.r. Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 29 1/4 in., in a period frame.
Condition: Minor retouch.
$8,000-12,000

293.
William Matthew Prior (American, 1806-1873)

Portrait of a Young Gentleman. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c. 1840,


depicting the bearded man, flanked by swagged and tasseled drapery,
27 x 22 in., unframed, with an old Vose Gallery label affixed to the
cardboard backing. Condition: Relined, minor retouch.
$1,500-2,500

294.
American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Gentleman. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c. 1825, 28 1/2 x


25 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, retouch,
craquelure.
$800-1,200

295.
Attributed to Sheldon Peck (American, 1797-1868)

295 Portrait of a Gentleman. Unsigned. Oil on paperboard, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8


in., in a molded grain-painted frame. Condition: Very good.
$3,000-5,000

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296.
Zedekiah Belknap (American, 1781-1858)

Pair of Portraits of a Man and Woman. Unsigned. Oil on wood


panel, 25 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. in period molded wood frames. Condition:
Very good.

Note: A label affixed to the reverse of one panel is inscribed: “These


pictures were painted about 1808. In 1853 they came into possession
of daughter Adeline, Mrs. Burchard of Newfane, Vermont. Forty-one
years later, in 1894 they came into possession of John J. Putnam
of Worcester, for him and his son John Parkhurst. Twice they were
snatched from burning buildings: first from the home in Chesterfield,
N.H. about the year 1845, and again from Mrs. Burchard’s house in
Nufane, Vt., about 1890. They were then exposed to a sleet storm till
the next day.”
$2,000-3,000

297.
Attributed to Junius Brutus Stearns (American, 1810-1855)

Portrait of Ela Underhill. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c. 1838, 26 1/8 x


33 3/8 in., unframed. Condition: Relined, restoration.

Note: The portrait was previously sold at Skinner in March 1983. The
description for the portrait stated that previous to restoration there was
an inscription on the reverse that read: “Ela Daughter of I.N. Underhill
Pinxit J. Stearns N.Y. 1835.”
$2,500-3,500

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298.
Milton W. Hopkins (American, 1789-1844)

Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing a Fancy


Pink-Ribboned Lace Bonnet. Unsigned. Oil
on canvas, c. 1835, 28 x 22 1/2 in., in a period
molded giltwood frame. Condition: Retouch to
background of shoulder areas.
298 $2,000-3,000

299.
Timothy Allen Gladding (Albany, New York,
1818-1864)

Portrait of a Boy Holding a Hoop with His


Dog in the Garden. Signed “T.A. GLADDING/
Painter/ALBANY/220 ELM” l.r. Oil on canvas,
41 3/4 x 51 1/2 in., in a mitered wood frame.
Condition: Relined, retouch.
$3,000-5,000

300.
Ten Assorted Wooden Frames, America,
19th/20th century, the frames with inner
aperture dimensions as follows: grain-painted
gesso frame with gilt liner, 13 x 15 7/8; tiger
maple veneer frame, 10 x 14; grain-painted
ogee frame, 14 7/8 x 11; faux tiger grain-painted
frame 10 7/8 x 15; grain-painted molded frame,
15 x 11 7/8; green-painted frame with red inner
border, 8 x 18; molded giltwood frame, 9 5/8 x
9; dark-red painted frame, 10 x 14 1/8; molded
mahogany frame with gilt liner, 12 1/4 x 15 1/2;
and a tiger mahogany mitered frame, 14 1/8 x
12 1/8 in.
$500-700
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301.
Seventeen Assorted Wooden Frames, America, 19th/20th century,
the frames with inner aperture dimensions as follows: a zigzag carved
black-painted frame, 12 x 13 7/8; a grain-painted mitered frame, 14 x
10; a turned maple split-baluster frame, 10 x 12; a pair of black-painted
ripple frames with gilt ripple liners, 10 1/4 x 6 1/8; a gilt-stenciled black-
painted molded frame, 7 3/8 x 5 3/8; a putty-painted frame, 10 1/4 x 8
1/4; a small black-painted frame with red-painted floral corner blocks, 9 308
x 7; a small square grain-painted frame, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2; a small yellow-
painted frame with decorative red striping, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4; a pair of small
molded giltwood frames, 3 3/4 x 3 3/8; a pair of small grain-painted
mitered frames, 3 3/8 x 2 3/4; a pair of small black lacquer frames with
oval gilt-brass liners, 2 3/8 x 2; and a small oval black-painted molded
frame, 3 x 2 3/8 in.
$400-600

302.
Six Grain-painted Frames, America, early 19th century, apertures: 12
5/8 x 8 7/8, 14 x 10, 9 3/8 x 13 3/8, 9 1/2 x 7 3/4, a pair 10 x 14 1/8
in.
$300-400

303.
Large Woven Splint Basket, late 19th/early 20th century, round deep
basket with two carved notched handles, ht. 19 3/4, dia. 27 in.
$1,000-1,500

304.
Woven Splint Basket, America, 19th century, round basket with
tapered sides and small center dome, carved notched handles, (light
moisture stains), ht. 6 1/2, dia. 14 3/4 in.
$600-800

305.
Woven Splint Basket, America, late 19th/early 20th century, round
basket with domed center woven with tapered uprights and thin splint
weavers, carved notched handles, ht. 6 5/8, dia. 16 3/4 in.
$400-600

306. 309
Two Woven Splint Baskets, America, late 19th/early 20th century,
a deep round basket with slightly domed base with carved upright
handle, a small deep nearly square basket with slender carved upright
handle, ht. 13 3/4, 6 1/2 in.
$200-250

307.
Round Swing-handled Woven Splint Basket, America, 19th century,
deep round form with slightly domed center, carved hardwood swing
handle, ht. to top of rim 6 1/2, dia. 10 3/4 in.
$150-250

308.
Gilded and Painted Wood and Iron Jeweler’s Trade Sign, America,
19th century, in the form of a pocket watch, weathered surface,
(imperfections), ht. including iron ring 31 in.
$800-1,200

309.
Scottish Highlander Countertop Tobacconist Figure, America or
England, late 19th century, polychrome-painted carved wooden figure
on integrally carved base, (losses on hands), ht. 28 3/4, dia. 9 1/4 in.
$800-1,200
312.
Painted Wood “L.L. PHILLIPS” Sign, America, late 19th/early 20th
century, rectangular wood panel with gilt lettering outlined in red on a
black ground with gilt border, (minor paint losses), 4 7/8 x 32 1/8 in.
$100-200

313.
Painted Wood “BARBER SHOP” Sign, found in eastern Tennessee,
early to mid-20th century, rectangular double-sided painted panel
with black lettering on a gray field, with red, gray, and blue striped
background, (minor paint wear, two shrinkage cracks), 9 1/2 x 24 1/4
in.
$400-600

314.
Zinc “DIAMONDS” Trade Sign, America, late 19th/early 20th century,
curved zinc sign with raised block lettering, with traces of earlier gilding,
wd. 3 1/4, lg. 26 3/4 in.
$300-500

315.
Painted “METROPOLITAN LIFE INS. CO. of N.Y.” Trade Sign,
America, late 19th/early 20th century, rectangular wood panel, with
creamy white lettering on a black ground, ht. 11 1/4, wd. 57 1/2 in.
$250-350

310 316.
Painted Wooden Fitchburg, Massachusetts, C.C.C. Sign, early
20th century, possibly a sign for the Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Civilian
Conservation Corps., double-sided rectangular panel with dark blue
lettering outlined in white, inscribed “197th Co./C.C.C./FITCHBURG
MASS.” on a red-painted ground, 6 3/4 x 36 in.
$300-500

310.
317.
Molded Zinc Horse Head Livery Trade Sign, America, 19th century,
Painted Tin “LAUNDRY” Sign, America, early 20th century, painted
the wall-mounted molded zinc horse head with open mouth, the neck
sheet tin with applied wooden molding, red painted lettering on a yellow
with flowing mane, (imperfections), ht. 20, wd. 15 1/4, dp. 15 in.
ground, (molding losses, paint losses with associated corrosion), ht. 24,
$800-1,200 lg. 97 1/2 in.
$800-1,200

311.
Painted Wood Paper-Hanging/Painting Trade Sign, America, late 318.
19th century, arched panel with applied molding, with black lettering American School, 20th Century
on a white ground “ROBERT M. ADAMS. PAPER-HANGING AND
PAINTING,” (minor paint losses), ht. 18, lg. 68 in. OZARK TIRE COMPANY, Neosho, Missouri. Signed and dated
“- Thompson 1948.” Gouache on paperboard, 14 x 22 in., in a period
$600-800
molded wood frame. Condition: Minor foxing, toning, stains, and paint
losses.
$300-500

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320

319. 320.
American School, 19th Century American School, 19th Century

The Farmstead in Winter. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 14 x 20 in., in a Genre Scene with a Black Couple at Their Waterside Log Cabin
period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Puncture at center. Homestead. Signed and indistinctly dated “J.G. Hulett 18-6” l.c.
$800-1,200 Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition:
Relined, minor retouch to sky.
$3,000-5,000

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321. 324.
Alice Spooner (Michigan, ac. Late 19th Century) American School, 19th Century

Orange Cat Seated on a Chair. Signed l.l. Oil on canvas, 15 x 19 1/2 Portrait of a Horse with Stable Yard Cat and Dog. Signed and
in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Retouch to figure dated with the initials “EC 1844” l.l. Oil on canvas, 19 3/4 x 24 in., in
and background. a period carved giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, repaired tear u.r.
$800-1,200 background with associated retouch, minor spots of retouch to sky and
background.
$1,500-2,500
322.
Edward W. Merrill (New Hampshire, 1841-1910)
325.
Genre Scene: “Love in Blackville-The Wooing of the Twins.” Attributed to Henry de Valcourt Kip (New York State, 1830-1909)
Inscribed “Drawn by E.W. Merrill Concord, N.H.” l.r., titled below.
Mixed media with ink, watercolor and gouache on birch bark, cut and In the Nick of Time. Unsigned, artist identified and titled on a label
pasted on black card, sight size 14 3/4 x 24 3/4 in., in a molded bird’s- affixed to the side of the frame. Oil with graphite outlining on canvas,
eye maple frame with gilt liner. Condition: Very good, not examined 25 1/4 x 33 1/4 in., in a period grain-painted frame. Condition:
out of frame. Relined, scattered retouch.

Note: Edward W. Merrill was reportedly known as the “birchbark artist” Literature: See Canton by Linda A. Casserly, Julie Sherman Grayson,
of New Hampshire. and Judith C. Liscum, Arcadia Publishing, 2005, p. 92. Henry de
$300-500 Valcourt Kip is pictured with his daughter with a brief biography. He
was “the son of a blacksmith and father of artist Benjamin Kip. He was
a painter, decorator of wagons...and painted frescoes on the interior
323. walls of churches and other public buildings in Canton [New York].”
American School, 19th Century $2,500-3,500

Townsend, West Village (Massachusetts). Signed and dated below


in pencil “Sarah Jane Sampson Duxbury, Nov. 10th 1844.” Graphite 325A.
on thin card, 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame. Folk Carved and Painted Wooden Diorama of a Cottage Interior,
Condition: Toning. America, early 20th century with intricately carved furnishings, overall ht.
21 1/2, wd. 29 1/8, dp. 3 1/2 in.
Provenance: Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch Collection, $800-1,200
sold at Sotheby’s April 29, 1977, lot 353.
326.
Exhibitions: Reflections of 19th Century America: Folk Art From the
Stoneware Jug with Incised Cobalt Bird Motif, probably Albany, New
Collection of Sybil and Arthur Kern, the Museum of Our National
York, early 19th century, gallon-size ovoid jug, the side decorated with
Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, September 19, 1979-June 15,
an incised stylized ring-neck bird perched on a leafy branch filled with
1980. cobalt blue, cobalt daubed handle terminals, (imperfections), ht. 11 in.
$400-600 $2,000-4,000

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327.
Stoneware Jar, attributed to Frederick Carpenter, Boston, early 19th
century, two-gallon ovoid jar with open loop handles, brown bands
around the shoulder and base, impressed “BOSTON” on the shoulder,
Albany slip-glazed interior, (imperfections), ht. 12 1/2 in.
$800-1,200

328.
Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Leaf, “CLARKS & FOX/ATHENS,” New
York, 1829-38, two-gallon ovoid jar with brushed cobalt blue leaf
decoration and handle terminal, impressed maker’s mark on shoulder,
(minor mouth chips), ht. 13 1/2 in.
$200-300

329.
Lanier Meaders Redware Pottery Face Jug, Lanier Meaders (1917-
1998), Georgia, late 20th century, molded features with mottled and
streaked greenish-brown “tobacco spit” glaze, pottery eyes and teeth,
signed on the bottom in script, ht. 10 7/8 in.
$300-500

330.
Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Flower Decoration, America, late 19th
century, two-gallon cylindrical jar with rounded shoulder, decorated with
a cobalt blue stylized floral landscape, (hairlines, rim chip), ht. 13 1/2 in.
$250-350

331.
Diminutive Paint-decorated Tall Case Clock, Silas Hoadley,
Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1820, thirty-hour wooden weight-driven
movement with brass bushings, gilt turned wood finials, old surface, ht.
76 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500

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332.
Grain-painted Glazed Desk/Bookcase,
Pennsylvania or Ohio, c. 1825, the lift-top desk
opens to a bittersweet-painted interior and four
tiger-maple grain-painted drawers and open
compartments, turned wooden pulls, original
surface, (imperfections), ht. 87 1/2, wd. 43 1/2,
dp. 23 1/2 in.
$2,000-3,000

333.
Paint-decorated Pine Dower Chest,
Pennsylvania, early 19th century, the interior
with lidded till, salmon- and blue-painted
surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 30 3/4, wd.
45 3/4, dp. 22 1/2 in.
$4,000-6,000

334.
Split-baluster Mirror, New England, early
19th century, mustard yellow and black frame
enclosing a reverse-painted tablet showing the
Bull’s Head Tavern, (imperfections), ht. 33 3/4,
wd. 15 1/2 in.
$100-200

335.
Pair of Carved and Polychrome Painted
Masonic Columns, found in Indiana, 19th
century, the columns surmounted by celestial
and terrestrial globes over baskets issuing floral
and foliate devices, fluted columns, and square
monument bases, (minor paint loss), overall ht.
9 ft. 4 in.
$1,500-2,500

333
338
336

337

336.
Sack-back Windsor Chair, New England, late 18th century, boldly
carved knuckle handholds and saddle seat, old refinish, (minor
imperfections), ht. 35, seat ht. 17 in.
$400-600

337.
Tiger Maple Lightstand, probably New England, 18th century, old
surface, (imperfections), ht. 28, dia. 18 1/2 in.
$400-600

338.
Windsor Carved Fan-back Armchair, probably Nantucket, late 18th
century, refinished, ht. 44, seat ht. 18 in.
$400-600

339.
Black-painted Windsor Bow-back Applied-arm Chair, New England,
late 18th century, old black paint over earlier red and green, ht. 37 1/2,
seat ht. 17 in.
$2,000-3,000

340.
Rare Windsor Bamboo-turned Crib, New England, c. 1810, original
red-umber grain-painted surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 36, lg. 38,
dp. 19 in.
$800-1,200

339
342
340 341

341. 345.
Windsor Yellow-painted Bamboo-turned High Chair, New England, Windsor Paint-decorated Arrow-back Child’s Chair, New England,
c. 1810, old surface, (paint wear), ht. 34 1/2, seat ht. 23 in. c. 1825-30, old green paint with floral and foliate designs, original
$300-500 surface, (some paint wear), ht. 24 1/2, seat ht. 14 in.
$100-150

342.
Yellow-painted Windsor Sack-back Chair, New England, late 18th 346.
century, old surface of yellow paint with brown pinstriping over earlier Large Mounted Wool and Cotton Figural Hooked Rug with Lion,
blue, (height loss), ht. 35 3/4, seat ht. 16 in. America, late 19th/early 20th century, rectangular rug centered with a
lion figure surrounded by flower garlands, mounted on a wood frame,
Note: An old handwritten label on the underside of the seat reads (toning, fading, backing separating from frame u.c.), overall ht. 30 1/2 x
“Cadis B. Boyce.” 56 1/4 in.
$400-600 $300-500

343. 347.
Six Yellow-painted Windsor Chairs, New England, early 19th century, Wool and Cotton “FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” Figural Hooked
comprising three matching rod-back side chairs, two birdcage side Rug, early 20th century, rectangular rug depicting George Washington
chairs, and a bow-back side chair, old yellow paint over earlier colors, holding the reins of a leaping white horse, with a cherry tree in the
(height loss), ht. 30-36 1/2 in. upper corner, titled l.r., (fading, losses, toning), 35 1/2 x 46 1/2 in.
$600-800 $300-500

344. 348.
Pair of Red-stained Sack-back Windsor Armchairs, New England, Henry Collins Bispham (ac. Pennsylvania, 1841-1882)
late 18th century, each with seven spindles and vase and ring turnings,
later surface, (repairs), ht. 39, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. Portrait of a Gray Tiger Cat Seated on a Chair. Signed and dated
$600-800 “H.C. Bispham 1878 N.Y.” l.r. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in., in a period gilt
gesso frame. Condition: Retouch to paws and background.
$800-1,200

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348A.
348 Takahashi Hiroki (Japanese, 1871-1949)

White Cat with Red Ruffled Collar. Signed u.r.


Woodblock print, 10 1/2 x 14 3/4 in., unframed. Condition:
Minor toning and tear u.l. corner.
$400-600

349.
Mahogany Patent Lighthouse Alarm Timepiece, probably
Boston, c. 1825, the blown glass dome houses the painted
iron dial, with eight-day brass weight-powered alarm
movement, engraved brass alarm disc, the alarm sound
a steel hammer on a rod, the case with hinged door and
applied molding at base, ht. with dome 20 1/4, case wd. 8,
case dp. 8 1/4 in.
$10,000-15,000

350.
Pair of Painted and Gilded Carved Wood Architectural
Wall Elements, America, 19th century, scrolled foliate form,
(paint and gilt losses), ht. 21 3/4, wd. 9 3/4 in.
$800-1,200

351.
Two Carved Wood Laurel Leaf Swag Architectural Wall
Elements, America, 19th century, with traces of earlier
gilding, (shrinkage cracks), ht. 12, 13, wd. 29 1/2 in.
$2,000-3,000

352.
Two Carved and Gilded Architectural Ornaments, late
19th century, high-relief-carved panels, one centered with
the head of Bacchus flanked by festoons of flowers and
ribbons, the other with similarly carved flowers and ribbons,
ht. 8 1/2, 5 3/4, lg. 35, 51 1/4 in.
$1,000-1,500

349

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350

353. 354.
Carved Vermont Marble Obelisk, 19th century, (minor edge chips), ht. Italianate Paint-decorated Wood Architectural Element, early
12 5/8 in. 19th century, spire-topped column-shaped pine panel, polychrome
$200-300 decoration with simulated marble panels, (losses), ht. 47 3/4, wd. 8 1/4
in.
$400-600

352

352
355
357

356

355. 356.
Large Classical Giltwood Two-part Mirror, America, c. 1820-25, with Pair of Classical Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer Knife Boxes, America,
acorn drops and floral corner blocks, ht. 59, cornice wd. 36 3/4 in. 1830-45, rectangular box with concave top above ogee front, hinged lid
$4,000-6,000 opening to a velvet-lined pierced board for flatware, brass side handles,
bone escutcheon, (veneer cracks, one with small veneer loss), ht. 12
7/8, wd. 13, dp. 7 3/4 in.
$1,000-1,500

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357.
Sterling Silver and Horn Spoon Rest, Redlich & Co., New York, late
19th/early 20th century, the spoon rest with a monogrammed well,
impressed maker’s mark and “STERLING” on base, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 4
1/4 in.

Provenance: From the Benedict estate, Philadelphia.


$1,200-1,800

358.
Silver Porringer, Frank Walter Lawrence (1864-1929), Newark, New
Jersey, and New York City, round vessel with saw-pierced hearts on
the Gothic handle, the base with impressed maker’s mark “F. WALTER
LAWRENCE,” and engraved presentation “Charlotte Gailor Cleveland,”
ht. 1 7/8, bowl dia. 4 3/4, dia. with handle 7 1/4 in., approx. 6.5 troy oz.

Note: Charlotte Gailor Cleveland was the granddaughter of President


Grover Cleveland.
$400-600

359.
Pair of Classical Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer “Egyptian”
Marble-top Pier Tables, Boston or New York, c. 1820-25, with ogee-
molded frame, scrolled supports and legs flanking the mirror glass,
(imperfections), ht. 37 1/4, wd. 42, dp. 19 in.
$1,500-2,000

361
360.
Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Desk/
Bookcase, probably Massachusetts, c. 1825, the top section with
scrolled cornice and reeded plinths above two hinged doors opening to 361.
drawers and bordered by reeded bands and two cockbeaded drawers Joseph Weidner (Austrian, 1801-1870)
below, on projecting base with fold-out writing surface, three drawers
with flanking vase- and ring-turned spiral-carved posts continuing to Portrait of a Gentleman. Signed and dated “1844” l.r. Oil on canvas,
vase- and ring-turned legs, replaced brasses, refinished, (imperfections), 25 x 19 3/4 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Two
ht. 67, wd. 37 3/4, dp. 18 in. patch repairs, u.r. and l.r., tear and small puncture u.l., paint loss c.l.
$800-1,200 $1,000-1,500

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362.
American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Woman Holding a Letter. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c.


1825, the woman is portrayed seated holding an envelope addressed
to “Mr. Charles Wheelock W. 210 Bow--- [New] York,” with a red
drapery and view of a landscape in the background, 32 3/4 x 25 3/4
in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Scattered paint
losses around stretcher and frame edge, scattered retouch to comb,
gown, and background.
$700-900

363.
Frederick Vultee (New York, ac. 1830-1838)

“AMANDA” Before a Landscape. Signed and dated “Post Mortem/


F.L. Vultee/PINXT 1834” on the back of the canvas. Oil on canvas, 34
x 26 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, scattered
craquelure with inpainting.

Literature: See Groce, George and David Wallace, The New York
Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860, p. 759.
Vultee is listed as a portrait painter in New York City active 1830-38.
He exhibited at the Apollo Association. After 1835 he was variously
listed in directories as a broker, boarding house owner, deputy sheriff,
porter, lawyer, under sheriff, and secretary.
$500-700
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368

364. 367.
Joseph Greenleaf Cole (Boston and Maine, 1806-1858) Famille Rose Chinese Export Porcelain Moon Flask, late 19th
century, the round neck flanked by two gilt bats in relief above a
Portrait of a Boy in Blue Seated Beside His Dog on a Red flattened circular body with two cartouches showing birds amongst
Upholstered Sofa. Signed and dated “Joseph G. Cole Pinxit Boston flowering branches, (minor gilt wear), ht. 15 5/8 in.
July 5 1855” on the back of the canvas. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a $300-500
period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor paint loss l.l.
$3,000-5,000
368.
Classical Mahogany and Flame Mahogany Veneer Marble-top Pier
365. Table, probably Boston, c. 1825-30, refinished, (minor imperfections),
Classical Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Polescreen, c. 1820-25, ht. 34 1/2, wd. 43, dp. of top 19 1/4 in.
the octagonal framed screen panel with needlework showing a King $1,000-1,500
Charles spaniel with glass eyes, on turned post and pedestal base with
turned feet, ht. 55 in.
$800-1,200 369.
John S. Bower (American, Late 19th/Early 20th Century)

366. Lot of Two Works: Still Life with Fruit. One signed “Bower” l.l.
Carved and Faux Marble Painted Wood Pedestal, 19th century, Pastel on card, 12 x 14 in., in original molded wood frames with gilt
round top above spiral-carved column with pronounced reeding and liners. Condition: Minor foxing on one, the other with some moisture
fluting, on a baroque molded square base, (paint losses), ht. 47 1/2, stains on the edges.
base dia. 12 3/4 in. $200-400
$400-600

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370. 377.
Portrait Miniature of a Young Man, attributed to James H. Gillespie, Near Pair of Pewter Whale Oil Lamps, Roswell Gleason (1822-1871),
British, b.1793, unsigned, the reverse indistinctly inscribed “Uncle Peter Dorchester, Massachusetts, lozenge-form lamps with whale oil burners,
D--- Boston,” watercolor, ink, and graphite, on card 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 one base with circular mark “R. GLEASON” over eagle and stars, (base
in., oval portrait, in a chased gilt-brass pendant frame with small oval dent on one), ht. 7 7/8 in.
aperture on the reverse, (toning, light moisture halo). $300-350

Note: Born in England, Gillespie painted portraits in small towns there


before moving to Canada in his late thirties. A few years later he began 378.
a decade-long itinerancy, painting portraits while traveling down the Brass, Etched Glass, and Marble Table Lamp, America, late 19th
East Coast of the United States. century, baluster-form frosted colorless glass shade with etched and
$300-500 cut harp, flower, and berry designs, on a cast floral and foliate gilt-brass
shaft supported on a stepped marble base, with prisms, glass chimney,
and brass kerosene burner, ht. 25 1/2 in.
371.
$1,000-1,500
Portrait Miniature of Two Girls, Continental School, 19th century,
unsigned, watercolor on ivory, round portrait, dia. 2 1/4 in., housed in a
hinged case with gilt-brass foremat, (good condition).
379.
$600-800
Three Pairs of Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Brass
Candlesticks, James Clews and Sons of Manilla Works, Birmingham,
372. England, c. 1897, the push-up candlesticks with diamond-faceted knop
Silhouette Portrait of Rebecca Armstrong Standing in a Landscape. and cut-corner square bases were designed to celebrate the Diamond
America, c. 1840, subject identified below, cut paper applied to card Jubilee of Queen Victoria, in three sizes, each size impressed on the
with ink-washed background, 10 7/8 x 7 1/4 in., in a period mahogany base, “THE QUEEN OF DIAMONDS, THE KING OF DIAMONDS,” and
veneer frame, (light toning). “THE ACE OF DIAMONDS,” 11 1/2, 12 1/2, 14 in.
$600-800 $400-600

373. 380.
Silhouette Portrait of the Hon. Andrew Morton Standing in a Two Pairs and a Near Pair of Diamond Jubilee Commemorative
Landscape, America, c. 1840, subject identified below, cut paper Brass Candlesticks, James Clews and Sons of Manilla Works,
applied to card with ink-washed background, 10 7/8 x 7 1/4 in., in a Birmingham, England, early 20th century, the push-up candlesticks with
period mahogany veneer frame, (light toning). diamond-faceted knop and cut-corner square bases were designed
$400-600 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, in two sizes, each
size impressed on the base, a pair and a near pair of “THE DIAMOND
PRINCESS,” and a pair of “THE DIAMOND PRINCE,” ht. 10 3/4, 12 in.
374. $400-600
Framed Silhouette Portrait of a Young Man, New England, c. 1807,
oval hollow-cut profile portrait of John Dutton Mann, approx. age
18, identified in inscriptions on the reverse, backed with black velvet, 381.
housed in an embossed gilt-brass frame, 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (sight). Six Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Brass Candlesticks, James
Clews and Sons of Manilla Works, Birmingham, England, c. 1900,
Note: A note affixed to the reverse is inscribed: “Profile of J.D. push-up candlesticks with diamond-faceted knop and cut-corner
Mann taken when about 18 years old./Born at Hebron, Conn. Feb. square bases designed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen
15th/1789/Died at Hatfield, Mass./Feb. 20th 1878./AE 89 yrs./JH
Victoria, the size impressed on the base of some, a pair of “THE ACE
Mann AE 68.” A genealogy search includes the following information:
OF DIAMONDS,” a near pair of “THE KING OF DIAMONDS,” one “THE
John Dutton Mann was the son of John and Lydia (Dutton) Mann. He
QUEEN OF DIAMONDS,” and one “THE DIAMOND PRINCESS,” ht. 14,
was born February 15, 1789, in Hebron, Connecticut. On January 19,
12 1/2, 11 1/2, 10 7/8 in., respectively.
1809, he married Martha Phelps in Oxford, New Hampshire. They had
one son, John Henry, b. circa 1810. $400-600
$300-500
382.
375. New England Pineapple Colorless Pressed Pattern Glass
Child’s Walnut Mirrored Dressing Chest, America, last half 19th Stemware, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich,
century, the mirror frame supported by shaped brackets above three Massachusetts, 1855-70, twenty-two goblets, ten wines, and six
small drawers on a case of three slightly serpentine drawers on cordials, thirty-eight total, ht. 5 1/2, 5 1/4, 4 in., respectively.
scalloped base, old refinish, white porcelain pulls, (imperfections and $400-600
repair), ht. to top of mirror 38 3/4, wd. 20, dp. 11 3/4 in.
$500-550
383.
New England Pineapple Colorless Pressed Pattern Glass Items,
376. Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1855-
Bentwood Doll High Chair, America, late 19th century, with cane seat, 70, twenty tumblers and eleven egg cups, ht. 3 3/4 in.
ht. 24, wd. 11, dp. 12 in. $400-600
$200-300

384.
376A. New England Pineapple Colorless Pressed Pattern Glass Items,
Chippendale Mahogany Veneer Scroll-frame Mirror, New England, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1855-
late 18th century, (veneer cracking and patching), ht. 37 3/4, wd. 21 in. 70, sixteen goblets and ten egg cups, ht. 6, 3 3/4 in.
$400-600 $400-600

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385. 389.
New England Pineapple Colorless Pressed Pattern Glass Items, Polychrome-painted Wallpaper Mural “On the Banks of the
Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1855- Bosporus,” by the workshops of Joseph Dufour et Amable Leroy,
70, a decanter, four compotes, a scalloped-rim spoon holder, a cream France, early 19th century, paint on paper, mounted on linen, (wear,
pitcher, covered footed sugar bowl, a castor set, two footed bowls, paint losses), ht. 59, wd. 9 ft. 8 1/2 in.
twelve small sauce dishes, and a small oval dish, twenty-four items
total, ht. 1-9 3/4 in. Provenance: The imported French wallpaper mural was reportedly from
$400-600 the house of Enoch Dow of Salem, Massachusetts, which was built in
1807 and removed c. 1820 by a gentleman named Charles Wellington
who removed this paper from the house after many architects and
386. artists were unable to do it. It reportedly took him three days using his
Six Colorless Pressed Bull’s-eye and Fleur-de-lis Pattern Glass own preparation to remove it. It was then mounted on linen.
Goblets, possibly Union Glass Company, Somerville, Massachusetts,
mid-19th century, with hexagonal stems on disk bases, ht. 6 1/4 in. Literature: Early Homes of Massachusetts (Architectural Treasures of
$200-300 Early American Serv.), 1977, Arno Press, p. 79. The same wallpaper
is reportedly on a wall in Col. William Lee’s House in Marblehead,
Massachusetts.
387. $800-1,200
Colorless Free-blown Bulb and Pressed Eye and Scale Pattern
Glass Whale Oil Lamp, America, c. 1838, with threaded whale oil
burner and pewter font cap, overall ht. 12 1/2 in. 390.
$400-600 Six Lithograph Portraits of American Indians, Philadelphia, early 19th
century, hand-colored and by various lithographers, STUM-A-NU/A
FLAT-HEAD BOY, drawn, printed, and colored at J.T. Bowen, published
388. by D. Rice and A.N. Hall; four titles: TUSTENNUGGEE EMATHLA/A
Pair of Translucent Blue and Clambroth Glass Newel Posts, CREEK CHIEF, two titled CHIPPEWAY SQUAW & CHILD, and MAJOR
probably New England, c. 1860, ribbed clambroth-colored globes, on RIDGE/A CHEROKEE CHIEF, lithographed, colored, and published
blue connector and baluster-form brass shafts, (minor chips to globe by J.T. Bowen; one titled O-POTH-LE-YO-HO-LO/SPEAKER OF THE
tops), ht. 6 3/4 in. COUNCILS, Rice Rutter & Co. publishers, (imperfections, not examined
$400-600 out of mats), sight size approx. 10 x 6 in., matted.
$600-800

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Lots 396-406

391. 394.
F. W. Greenough, publisher (Philadelphia, 19th Century) Fisher, Carpenter & Gusthal, publishers (New York, 19th Century)

YOHOLO-MICCO. A CREEK CHIEF., c. 1836, from the History of the RURAL SCENERY. Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Lithograph
Indian Tribes of North America, from Alfred M. Hoffy, lithographer, after with blue toned hand-coloring, sheet size 21 x 26 3/4 in., unframed.
Charles Bird King (American, 1785-1862); drawn, printed, and colored Condition: Margins 3/4 in. or more, toning, applied to conservation
at I. T. Bowen’s Lithographic Establishment, McKenney and Hall, paper, edge tears.
publisher. Hand-colored lithograph on paper, sight size 16 x 10 1/8 in., $800-1,200
in a later molded and silvered wood frame. Condition: Light toning and
foxing, not examined out of frame.
$300-500 395.
Nathaniel Currier, publisher (American, 1813-1888)

392. American Farm Scenes No. 2. (Summer)., 1853 (Conningham, 135).


John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with hand-
coloring on paper, sheet size 118 3/4 x 25 3/8 in., mounted in a later
Lot of Five Hand-colored Lithographs, printed and colored by bird’s-eye maple frame. Condition: Margins of 5/8 in. or more, toning,
J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia, from Quadrupeds of North America, 8vo, stain from previous wood backing.
sheet sizes approx. 6 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.; comprising: Townsends Rocky $800-1,200
Mountain Hare, No. 1, plate III; Northern Hare (Old and Young), No.
3, plate XI; Northern Hare, No. 3, plate XII; Worm-wood Hare, No. 18,
plate LXXXVIII; and Bachman’s Hare, No. 22, plate CVIII; mounted in 396.
matching contemporary molded giltwood frames. Condition: Cleaned, Painted Cast Iron USS Constitution Doorstop, A.M. Greenblatt
minor toning, only one examined out of frame. Studios, Boston, c. 1924, depicting a foreshortened view of the
$800-1,200 vessel with “THE CONSTITUTION” inscribed below, the reverse with
impressed “Copyright 1924/A.M. Greenblatt Studios,” (minor paint
losses), ht. 11 1/2, wd. 8 1/2 in.
393. $300-500
Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 1857-1907)

Trotting Mare “American Girl...,” 1870 (Conningham, 6183). 397.


Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio hand-colored Horse Pull-toy, probably Germany, late 19th century, the wool-covered
lithograph on paper, sheet size 24 3/4 x 33 in., with frame. Condition: horse with tack eyes, leather ears, flax tail, leatherette tack and saddle
Verso edges lined with 1 in. black paper tape, margins 3 1/4 in. or with gilt-metal trim, feather plume headdress, mounted on a painted
more, toned, foxing, 1 1/2 in. margin tear u.l. wood platform with cast iron wheels, ht. 12 1/4, lg. 13 1/4 in.
$600-800 $800-1,200

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398. 407.
Painted Cast Iron Peter Rabbit Doorstop, made by Hubley “FANNIE” and “TOM” Carved and Painted Racehorse and Jockey
Manufacturing Co., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, c. 1930s, the figure Figures, America, early 20th century, polychrome painted figures with
wearing taupe overalls with blue and yellow patches, and a light blue iron mounts, ht. 5 1/2, lg. 15 1/4 in.
windowpane check shirt, (minor paint losses), ht. 9 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500
$300-500

408.
399. Painted Wood Wheel of Chance, America, late 19th/early 20th
Mechanical Ladder Fire Truck Toy, America, late 19th painted century, dia. 34 in.
pressed sheet metal and cast iron with ratcheted spring-loaded ladder, $200-250
cast iron driver and wheels, wind-up propulsion under rear of carriage,
(scattered paint losses, lacking horse/s), ht. to top of driver’s head 7
1/2, lg. 18 in. 409.
$100-150 Red- and Yellow-painted Wood Game Board, probably Canada,
late 19th/early 20th century, rectangular panel with red-painted applied
molding and carved geometric devices on the game piece fields
400. on either side of the red and yellow painted checkerboard with 144
Large Horse Pull-toy, probably Germany, 19th century, mohair- squares, (one end with molding and trim losses, paint losses), 28 x 18
covered horse with glass eyes, horsehair mane, flax tail, leather tack 1/2 in.
and saddle on a later plaid blanket, mounted on an iron platform with $700-900
cast iron wheels, ht. 22, lg. 25 in.
$600-800
410.
Painted Wood Toy Noah’s Ark and Framed Noah’s Ark Lithograph,
401. Germany, late 19th/early 20th century, polychrome-painted rectangular
Cold-painted Bronze Figure of a Black Banjo Player Seated on a ark with hinged roof, containing carved and painted wooden figures,
Bamboo-turned Stool, late 19th/early 20th century, (minor loss on hat approx. fifty-four quadrupeds, thirty bird figures, and six human figures,
ornament, scattered paint losses), ht. 15 in. (imperfections), ht. 7, wd. 4 3/4, lg. 17; together with a small folio hand-
$800-1,000 colored lithograph titled NOAH’S ARK, Currier & Ives, publishers, sight
size 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 in., in a molded wood frame, (toning, light stains,
not examined out of frame).
402. $600-800
Painted Cast Iron Rabbit-in-Garden Doorstop, America, probably
second quarter 20th century, depicting a rabbit wearing a maroon
jacket and trousers picking carrots in a garden beside a picket fence 411.
and a basket of produce, (minor paint losses), ht. 6 1/4, lg. 8 1/2 in. Painted Pressed Steel and Wood “BON TON” Child’s Pedal Car,
$500-700 early 20th century, with windshield, iron steering wheel and bumper,
wire spoke wheels, painted green with red and yellow striping,
(imperfections), ht. 24 1/2, wd. 17 1/2, lg. 38 in.
403. $800-1,200
Two Papier-mâché Figural Squeak-toys, Germany, late 19th/early
20th century, one with springer spaniel holding a game duck, the other
a feathered owl figure perched on rockery, when bellows squeezed its 412.
eyes roll up, bill opens, and wing flaps, (imperfections), ht. 7, 6 in. Folk Art Tin Saxophone, America, early 20th century, possibly a
$300-400 parade prop, made from a tin kazoo, a funnel, a horn, and ice cream
spoons, traces of gold paint, with stand, ht. approx. 26 in.
$400-600
404.
Two Papier-mâché Squeak-toys, Germany, early 20th century,
papier-mâché bellows-mounted figures, a flocked composition rabbit, 413.
the head bobs when squeezed, and a painted guinea hen figure which Folk Art Painted Tree Root Snake Figure, America, early 20th
wiggles on its spring legs when squeezed, (losses, repairs), ht. 5 1/2, century, (scattered paint losses), lg. approx. 52 in.
7 in. $200-250
$300-400

414.
405. Paint-decorated Cast and Wrought Iron Balance Scale, W.S. Walsh
Redware Face Bank, America, 19th century, round form with relief- and P.H. Walker, Boston, c. 1845, columnar shaft on square-stepped
molded surface of the face of a black man, (minor glaze wear), ht. 2 base supporting two stirrups with rectangular weighing platforms,
5/8, dia. 3 1/2 in. painted black with red scrolled leaves painted on the beam, (minor paint
$250-350 wear), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 30 1/2 in.
$300-500

406.
Fish Decoy and a Mechanical Fish Toy, America, 20th century, a 415.
carved and painted wooden fish decoy, weighted, with applied painted Pair Cast Iron Figural Andirons, America, 19th century, the andirons
tin fins; and a painted tin mechanical fish toy with glass eyes, the key- cast in the form of a pot-bellied gentleman standing on a rectangular
wind mechanism projects the fish forward, its mouth opens, fins wave, platform, ht. 20 1/4, wd. 6 1/4, dp. 24 1/4 in.
and tail thrashes, (paint loss), ht. 3 1/4, 3, lg. 12 1/8, 17 1/2 in. $600-800
$400-600

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420
416.
Cast Iron Reclining Lion Figure, 19th century, half-
round figure with hollow back, ht. 13 3/4, wd. 28 in.
$400-600

417.
Painted Cast Iron Countertop Coffee Grinder,
“Enterprise Mfg. Philadelphia,” late 19th century,
(minor paint wear), ht. 12 1/2 in.
$300-500

418.
Harness Sleigh Bell Strap, America, 19th century,
leather strap with buckle with eight graduating brass
bells, (repair to strap), lg. approx. 42 in.
$200-250

419.
Gilt-copper Peacock Weather Vane, America, late
19th/early 20th century, flattened full-body figure with
pierced eye, sheet copper crest and tail, zinc legs,
mounted on a copper sphere and shaft, with stand,
421 old gilt surface with verdigris, overall ht. 26 3/4, lg. 34
in.
$6,000-8,000

420.
Rochester Iron Works Cast Iron Horse Weather
Vane, Rochester, New Hampshire, c. 1880, full-body
figure with sheet iron tail, with weathered yellow-
painted surface, mounted on an iron platform, ht. 26
3/4, lg. 36 1/2 in.
$6,000-8,000
422

421.
Jewell Molded Copper Flying Horse Weather 423
Vane, A.L. Jewell, Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th
century, flattened full-body figure with pierced eyes,
molded sheet copper mane and tail, mounted on a
copper sphere, gilt surface, with stand, (minor dents),
ht. 26, lg. 36 1/2 in.
$4,000-6,000

422.
Jewell Molded Copper Running Horse Weather
Vane, A.L. Jewell, Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th
century, with corrugated sheet copper tail, mounted
on a copper rod, the figure’s right side with impressed
maker’s mark “A.L. JEWELL WALTHAM MASS.,”
allover verdigris patina, with stand, (repair to tail tip),
overall ht. 17 5/8, lg. 27 3/4 in.
$2,000-3,000

423.
Gilt-copper Steeplechase Weather Vane, America,
late 19th/early 20th century, full-body horse and
rider with sheet copper fence, gilded with traces
of verdigris, mounted on a copper rod, with stand,
overall ht. 21, lg. 30 1/2 in.
424
$7,000-9,000

424.
Painted and Gilded Copper and Cast Zinc Horse
and Jockey Weather Vane, America, late 19th
century, full-body weather vane, molded sheet copper
with cast zinc heads, mounted on a painted copper
rod, with metal stand, overall ht. 20 1/2, lg. 31 1/2 in.
$3,000-5,000
425

425.
Sheet Copper Rooster Weather Vane, America,
late 19th/early 20th century, made from two molded
sheet-copper sides joined with copper rivets,
corrugated sheet copper tail, weathered verdigris
surface, with hewn wood stand, (dents), overall ht. 22,
lg. 21 1/2 in.
$800-1,200

426.
Rochester Iron Works Cast Iron Rooster Weather
Vane and Trade Sign, Rochester, New Hampshire,
c. 1880, cast iron full-body figure with sheet iron tail,
painted dark gray, the tail with white-painted lettering
“COUNTRY ANTIQUES” on both sides, including
stand, overall ht. 23 1/2, lg. 23 in.
$2,500-3,500

427.
Rochester Iron Works Cast Iron Rooster Weather
Vane, Rochester, New Hampshire, c. 1880, two-part
hollow cast iron full-body figure with cut-out sheet iron
tail, traces of early gilding, no stand, (rusty surface),
ht. 22 1/4, lg. 24 in.
$2,500-3,500

428.
426 Gilt Molded Copper Rooster Weather Vane,
J.W. Fiske, New York, c. 1930, full-body figure with
embossed sheet copper tail, red-painted comb and
wattle, with stand, overall ht. 31, lg. 23 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500

429.
Molded Copper Flying Goose Weather Vane,
America, c. 1930s, flattened full-body figure with
embossed sheet copper wings, old painted surface
with traces of gilding and verdigris, with stand, overall
ht. 31, lg. 37 in.
$1,500-2,500

430.
Edward John Russell (Canadian/American, 1832-
1906)

View of Boston Harbor. Monogram signed and


dated “EJRussell 1896” l.l., illegible inscription l.r.
Watercolor on paper mounted to board, 17 x 31 1/2
in., unframed. Condition: Minor abrasion, pale foxing.
$1,000-1,500
427
428 429

431. 432.
American School, 19th Century American School, 19th Century

Autumn Canal Scene with Locomotive and Covered Bridge. Hudson River View in Autumn. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 13 1/2
Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 13 3/4 x 20 in., in a period molded giltwood x 22 1/2 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, minor
frame. Condition: Very good. scattered spots of retouch to sky and trees.
$300-500 $800-1,200

432

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436

437

439

438

433. 436.
American School, 19th Century Green-painted Pine Child’s Six-board Chest, New England, late 18th
century, old green paint over earlier red stain, (minor imperfections), ht.
New Hampshire Mountain View with Cows Watering. Unsigned. Oil 16 1/2, wd. 20 1/2, dp. 9 1/2 in.
on canvas, 20 x 30 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: $700-900
Relined, repaired tears c.r. with associated retouch.
$700-900

437.
434. Yellow Windsor Paint-decorated Armchair, New England, early 19th
American School, 19th Century century, original surface, the crest painted with grapes and leaves, the
spindles with fruited vines, ht. 33 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.
Mountain Lake Sunrise with Fisherman. Unsigned. Oil on $400-500
paperboard, oval landscape, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in., in a period walnut
frame. Condition: Retouch to areas in sky and mountains.
$200-300
438.
Polychrome Paint-decorated Dome-top Box, probably New York
435. state, early 19th century, dovetail-constructed rectangular box with
American School, 19th Century wire hinged lid, iron lock and swing handles, decorated with brushed
and sponged red, green, and white flowers, stripes, and swirls on
Picnickers at a Stonework Canyon Outlook. Unsigned. Oil on a pumpkin-colored ground, lined with c. 1866, Buffalo, New York,
canvasboard, 10 x 14 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: newspapers, (shrinkage crack on lid, minor paint losses), ht. 11 1/2,
Craquelure, scattered paint losses. wd. 28, dp. 14 1/4 in.
$250-300 $1,500-2,500

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442

439. 440.
Red-painted Poplar Child’s Blanket Chest over Drawer, New Windsor Paint-decorated Comb-back Armed Rocking Chair, New
England, c. 1800, with demilune cutout ends, replaced turned pulls, England, early 19th century, original surface, the crestings painted with
(imperfections), ht. 23 1/2, wd. 23, dp. 13 3/4 in. seashells and foliate designs, ht. 40 3/4, seat ht. 16 1/2 in.
$2,200-2,500
Provenance: Consignor purchased at Skinner. Previously found in
Savoy, Massachusetts, site of a Shaker community.
$1,000-1,500 441.
Paint-decorated Dome-top Trunk, America, early 19th century,
dovetail-constructed rectangular trunk with hinged lid, the top and sides
painted with stylized gold thistles on a black ground, (imperfections), ht.
10 7/8, wd. 26 3/8, dp. 13 1/2 in.
$5,000-7,000

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442. 446.
American School, 19th Century Gloria Welby Fisher (American, Mid-19th Century)

Moonlit Landscape with Boatman Poling. Unsigned, possibly by Pair of Portraits of Samuel Bender and His First Wife, Margaret.
William Matthew Prior (American, 1806-1873). Oil on canvas, 25 x 29 Samuel is signed and dated “G.W. Fisher 1850” l.r. Oil on canvas, 35
5/8 in., unframed. Condition: Minor retouch l.c. 3/4 x 26 1/2 in., in period molded giltwood frames. Condition: Relined,
$400-800 minor retouch, paint losses around edges.

Provenance: By family descent from Samuel Bender.


443.
American School, 19th Century Note: Genealogical research and family lore indicate Samuel Bender
was born in 1812, in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania. He married Margaret
Churchyard Beside a Mountain Lake at Dusk. Unsigned. Charcoal Brisbin (b. about 1824, Boalsburg Centre, Pennsylvania), about 1843.
and pastel sandpaper drawing with marble dust, sight size 19 1/2 x 26 They resided in Philadelphia where Samuel was a saddler/carriage
in., in a later frame. Condition: A few subtle scratches in the sky, not manufacturer. They had five children before Margaret died around
examined out of frame. 1854. The portraits were painted in Philadelphia, but the Benders
$500-700 moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, where they had their last child. Samuel
Bender remarried a few years later to Emmaline Sowell, and had five
more children, before he died at about age 54.
444. $5,000-7,000
American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Fancy Lace Bonnet. Unsigned. Oil 447.


on canvas, 29 3/4 x 25 in., unframed. Condition: Minor scattered paint American School, 19th Century
losses.
$800-1,200 Portrait of a Gentleman and His Spaniel. Unsigned. Oil on canvas,
32 x 24 in., in a gilt-gesso molded wood frame. Condition: Relined,
scattered small spots of retouch, scratch l.c.
445.
Schoolgirl Picture of Ceres in a Landscape, “Mary Frances Cox,” Provenance: The painting was formerly in the Maxim and Martha
possibly Pennsylvania, early 19th century, the name “M.F. Cox” (Codman) Karolik collection and retains a Museum of Fine Arts,
inscribed on the edge of the reverse, and “Mary Frances Cox” inscribed Boston, label. The painting was probably exhibited at the Museum’s
in gilt lettering on the eglomise mat, watercolor on paper, 15 x 19 in., in bicentennial celebration, which featured the Martha and Maxim Karolik
the original molded giltwood frame, (three repaired edge tears, toning, Collection of American Art in 1976.
minor edge loss l.r.). $800-1,200

Note: The backing retains an old paper label from the American Folk
Art Gallery, New York City.
$1,000-1,500

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448. 449.
American School, 19th Century Large Hannah Davis Wallpaper-covered Wood Bandbox, Jaffrey,
New Hampshire, c. 1831, covered oval wooden box, with pink, white,
Portrait of a Young Gentleman with Brown Hair. Unsigned. Oil and green varnishes depicting the figures of Napoleon and one of
on canvas, c. 1825, 30 x 24 3/4 in., in a period molded wood frame. his officers conversing in a field, against a yellow ground, with white
Condition: Small patched puncture c.r. scrolled foliate and floral borders, printed maker’s label affixed to interior
$500-700 lid, lined with newspapers from the Massachusetts Spy with ads dated
1831, (wear, stains, fading, losses), ht. 16, dia. 19 in.
$600-800

450.
American School, 19th Century

Conway, New Hampshire, Mountain Valley View. Unsigned. Oil on


canvas, 14 x 20 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Small tear
u.l. background, scattered superfluous flecks of gold paint.
$400-600

451.
Miniature Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing a Red and White
Gown, America, c. 1810, unsigned, watercolor on ivory, bust-length
portrait, 2 1/2 x 2 in., with embossed gilt-brass surround, (small loss to
ivory u.r. corner).
$400-600

452.
Pair of Portrait Miniatures of Mr. and Mrs. Aldridge, American
School, c. 1835, unsigned, sitters identified on labels affixed to the
back frame panels, watercolor on paper, three-quarter length portraits,
6 1/2 x 5 1/4 in., housed in original matching gilt-gesso frames, (minor
toning).
$600-800

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Portrait Miniature of a Child, American School, 19th century,
unsigned, watercolor on ivory, oval portrait, 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in., in a gilt-
brass surround, (crack to ivory on left side of head).
$300-500

455.
Portrait Miniature of Mr. Dunning of New York, “By Geo. A. Art-,
New York, November 16th, 1848,” artist, date, and name of sitter
inscribed in pencil on the reverse, watercolor on ivory, bust-length
portrait, sight size 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in., in a gilt-brass frame with oval
aperture, further housed in a velvet-lined, hinged brown leather case,
(very good condition).
$700-900

456.
Portrait Miniature of an Elegantly Dressed Young Woman, c. 1820,
unsigned, watercolor on ivory with gilt highlights, sight size 2 1/2 x
2 in., housed in an engraved oval tortoiseshell pendant frame, (good
condition).
$300-500

457.
Profile Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman, American School, c. 1825,
watercolor on paper, sight size 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 in., housed in one half
of an embossed leather case with brass foremat, (minor toning and
foxing).
$400-600

458.
Small Profile Portrait Miniature of George Lee Magruder (1801-
461 1863), Annapolis, Maryland, c. 1825, oval profile portrait of the
gentleman with curly black hair wearing a white shirt with black jacket
and stock, 1 1/8 x 1 in., in an oval gilt-brass pendant case.
453.
Profile Portrait Miniature of a Woman Wearing a Lacy White Provenance: Family descent from the sitter. George Magruder’s
Bonnet with Blue Trim, American School, 19th century, unsigned, the marriage to Henrietta Sanford Randall united two of the most prominent
back of the portrait inscribed “Jackson,” watercolor on card, c. 1840, 4 Annapolis families, each having connections to 19th century Maryland
1/4 x 3 1/2 in., in a period molded giltwood frame, (minor toning). politics.
$200-300 $400-600

462
464 465

459. 463.
Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman, American School, 19th century, Engraved French and Indian War Powder Horn, “I[J]ACOB DV[U]
unsigned, watercolor on ivory, c. 1820, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in., housed in an NBAR HIS HORN/HINGHAM/APRIL 9 1761,” with carved ring on spout
oval gilt-brass pendant frame mounted in a hinged red leather case, tip, the horn decorated with crosshatched compass medallion borders,
(very good condition). extended tab for strap on butt end, domed pine butt plug, (minor small
$250-350 losses), lg. approx. 13 in.

Note: According to Hingham Military History, by Walter L. Bouvé,


460. during the French and Indian War a private named Jacob Dunbar was
Portrait Miniature of a Young Man, Boston, 1828, indistinctly signed listed in the company from Hingham, Massachusetts, commanded
“--di Pinxit/March 8th 1828/63 Court st Boston” on the reverse, the by Jotham Gay in 1759. Bouvé writes of the enlistees: “at least fifty
sitter is reportedly Thomas Beddoe, watercolor on ivory, oval portrait, of these re-enlisted, fifteen served three times, four four times, and
2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in., housed in a brass pendant case with floral engraved one man seems to have been a recruit on five different occasions...In
design on the back, further mounted in a glass domed case, (small glancing at these old company rolls we notice the frequent recurrence
paint loss u.l. of head). of certain family names having a large representation among the
$200-300 present inhabitants, while others, then borne by a considerable number
of persons, have entirely disappeared from the town. Of the former,
the Lincolns, with seventeen names on the lists, easily lead, while the
461. Cushings and Dunbars each furnish nine...”
American School, 19th Century
A genealogy search finds that Jacob Dunbar was born in Hingham,
Vase of Flowers. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 6 1/4 x 3 5/8 in., Massachusetts, in 1741, he married Abigail Gardner (b. 1740, Hingham,
in a later mitered wood frame. Condition: Creases, light toning and Massachusetts). Their only known child was Mary Dunbar (b. 1765,
stains, small edge tears, not examined out of frame. Hingham, Massachusetts).
$800-1,200 $800-1,200

462. 464.
Large Hand-hewn Burl Bowl, America, early 19th century, oval form Dark Green-painted Pine Lantern and Painted Wooden Bucket,
with pierced integral handles, ht. 7 1/2, wd. 15, lg. 19 1/4 in. America, 18th/19th century, the lantern with hinged door, two glazed
$8,000-12,000 panels, wrought iron handle; stave and hoop constructed bucket with
cover, wire bail with carved hardwood handle, (imperfections), ht. 15
1/4, 8 in.
$1,000-1,100

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Black-painted Tin Oil Lamp, early 19th century, probably once a Chippendale Maple Tall Chest of Drawers, New England, late 18th
Rumford lamp, with conical tin shade over flattened oval Cardon-type century, the case of five thumb-molded drawers on bracket feet,
font, columnar shaft and square weighted base, (electrified), ht. 16 3/4 replaced brasses, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 44, wd. 38, dp.
in. 18 1/2 in.
$1,000-1,100 $800-1,200

466. 475.
Red-painted Oval Shaker Box, America, late 19th century, pine top Tiger Maple One-drawer Stand, probably New England, c. 1825, the
and bottom with bent maple side joined with four fingers and copper rectangular top on vase- and ring-turned legs joined by a straight apron,
tacks, ht. 4 1/4, dia. 10 1/2 in. brass pull appears to be original, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/2,
$400-600 wd. 20, dp. 18 in.
$400-600
467.
Salmon-washed Pine Paneled Hanging Cabinet, probably New
476.
England, early 19th century, hinged door opens to interior shelf, ht. 17
Federal Tiger Maple Pembroke Table, probably New England, c.
3/4, wd. 14 5/8, dp. 6 1/4 in.
$150-250 1800, rectangular drop-leaf top on square molded tapering legs joined
by a beaded skirt and cross-stretchers, old brass bail pull, refinished,
(repairs), ht. 26 1/2, wd. 31 1/4, dp. closed 20 1/2 in.
468. $800-1,200
Turned and Carved Bannister-back Side Chair, probably
Massachusetts, mid-18th century, the pierced, scrolled and Prince of
Wales-carved cresting and four balusters on turned stiles, rush seat and 477.
block-turned legs joined by a bulbous front stretcher, refinished, ht. 49, Chippendale Carved Figured Maple Tall Chest of Drawers,
seat ht. 17 in. southeastern New England, late 18th century, the case with six thumb-
$400-600 molded graduated drawers, the topmost with three-drawer facade
centering a carved shell, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 51 1/2, wd.
36, dp. 18 in.
469. $700-900
Red-painted Maple and Ash Child’s Slat-back Armchair, New
England, 18th century, with three arched slats and turned finials, old red
paint, (imperfections), ht. 24, seat ht. 6 in. 478.
$400-600 Diminutive Mixed Wood Blanket Box, probably New England,
early 19th century, rectangular box with hinged lid, cherry top with
applied maple molding, tiger maple front over two dovetailed drawers
470. centered with bird’s-eye maple panels bordered with mahogany veneer
Turned Maple Roundabout Chair, New England, last half 18th crossbanding, mahogany sides and maple stiles on turned maple feet,
century, with shaped backrest, outward scrolling handholds, single- ht. 13, wd. 17 14, dp. 10 5/8 in.
arched splats, turned legs and double stretchers, refinished, ht. 31 1/2, $400-600
seat ht. 16 in.
$400-600
478A.
Carved and Painted Pine Barrel-back Shell-top Glazed Corner
471.
Cupboard, New England, mid-18th century, the molded cornice
Turned Cherry and Ash Roundabout Chair, New England, late
centering a keystone above the arched glazed door opening to the
18th century, shaped backrest and scrolled handholds on vase- and
interior with concave shell dome and drop pendant and three shaped
ring-turned stiles and legs joined by double stretchers, old refinish,
(imperfections), ht. 29, seat ht. 16 in. shelves flanked by engaged fluted pilasters, all above a cupboard door
$300-500 with four fielded panels, (altered), ht. 93, wd. 48, dp. 22 in.

Literature: Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, Volume 1, Old America


472. Company, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1928, figure 542.
Turned Cherry Vase-back Side Chair, possibly Long Island, late 18th $3,000-5,000
century, with shaped cresting, vasiform splat, on vase- and ring-turned
stiles and legs joined by double stretchers, old surface, (imperfections),
ht. 39, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. 479.
$300-500 Chippendale Cherry Upholstered Easy Chair, probably
Massachusetts, late 18th century, with arched crest, shaped sides,
scrolling arms and square legs joined by stretchers, (imperfections), ht.
473. 49 1/2, seat ht. 14 1/2 in.
Black-painted Pine Dovetail-constructed Hanging Shelf, late 18th
century, old surface of black paint with stylized white foliate devices, Provenance: Thaddeus Mason Harris (b. July 7, 1768), a Harvard
(imperfections), ht. 22 1/2, wd. 23 3/4 in. graduate ordained in Dorchester in October 1793. A framed lithograph
$400-600 of Mr. Harris accompanies the chair.
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484

480. 482.
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden Needlework, made by a Needlework Family Record, “Executed by Eunice S. Moody AE 1829,”
woman from a Monongahela Indian tribe, Pennsylvania, mid-19th Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, worked in silk threads on a
century, fully worked in silk threads on a woven, possibly hemp, linen ground with diamond pattern stitched border surrounding the vital
ground, ornamented with crystal beads, depicting the figures of Adam statistics of Isaiah Moody, b. 1778, his wife Phila Alexander, b. 1781,
and Eve flanking the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, with and their nine children, (toning, minor stitch losses), 17 3/4 x 16 in.
encircling serpent, beside a river, surrounded by numerous plants, $500-700
flowers, animals, and birds, (minor toning and fading), 21 x 19 in., in a
later molded wood frame.
483.
Provenance: A note written by a descendant of the needleworker Needlework Sampler, “Wrought by Indiana Fitch/Aged 12 years/
reports information passed down in the family of the origin and history August 1- 1813,” Groton, Massachusetts, the sampler stitched with silk
of this work. It was reportedly made by a Native American woman of threads on a linen ground, with rows of alphabets over a house and a
verse, surrounded by a geometric flowering vine, (toning, fading), 20 x
one of the Monongahela tribes, who lived in Pennsylvania along the
20 1/2 in., in a later molded wood frame.
Monongahela River. It was said that she spun the threads and dyed
them with local leaves and berries. It also says that the needlework
Provenance: Descended through the family of the maker’s husband,
was exhibited at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all
Artemas Hemenway. Indiana Fitch was born May 24, 1801, in Groton,
Nations, or The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Massachusetts, the daughter of Zachariah Fitch and Amelia Blood.
Palace Exhibition, an international exhibition that took place in Hyde She married Artemas Hemenway on December 6, 1821; they resided
Park, London, from May 1 to October 15, 1851. in Pepperell, Massachusetts. Together they had six children, one of
$400-600 whom, Eliza Hemenway, stitched the sampler in lot 481.
$800-1,200

481.
Needlework Sampler, “Wrought by Eliza Hemenway aged 11 years 484.
Pepperell February 1835,” Massachusetts, worked in silk threads on a Needlework Family Record, “Mary Stone wrought this work salem
linen ground, with rows of alphabets surrounded by a flowering vine, september 7 AE 18--,” probably Salem, Massachusetts, worked in silk
(toning, fading), 16 x 21 1/4 in., in a later wood frame. threads on a linen ground with a black sawtooth border surrounding the
vital statistics of Daniel Stone, b. December 25, 1778, his wife Hannah,
Provenance: Family descent of Eliza Hemenway. b. May 27, 1785, and their seven children, above two lower blossoms
flanking a heart stitched with the maker’s name, Mary Stone, the fourth
Note: Eliza Hemenway was born May 24, 1824, in Pepperell, child of Daniel and Hannah, (stitch losses, toning), sight size 22 x 16 in.,
Massachusetts. She was the first child of six born to Artemas and in a later frame.
Indiana (Fitch) Hemenway. Indiana stitched the sampler in lot 483.
$1,000-1,500 Note: The backing paper is affixed with a label inscribed “Mary Stone
was my Grandmother on my mother’s side. She married Amos
Buxton.”
$400-600

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Lots 487-500

484A. 486.
Needlework Sampler, “Wrought by Lucinda F. Harrington born Oct. Pieced Cotton Compass Star Medallion Quilt, America, late 19th
30th 1808 Aged 11 1820,” Marlborough, Massachusetts, stitched century, composed of nine radiating star medallions of pale green
with silk threads on a linen ground, with a flowering vine and basket of and red solid cotton fabric with red and green striped borders, edged
flowers enclosing alphabets and a pious verse, (losses and fading), 18 in pale green, on a white cotton ground backed with white cotton
1/4 x 17 1/4 in. homespun fabric, quilted with feathered wreaths, diagonal line, and
waffle patterned stitches, (fading, minor wear), 70 x 72 in.
Provenance: Family descent in the Captain William Harrington family of $300-500
Marlborough, Massachusetts, then to the consignor.

Note: Lucinda Fisher Harrington was the daughter of William and 487.
Hannah (Fisher) Harrington. Captain Harrington reportedly lived in the Blue Transfer-decorated Arms of New York Staffordshire Pottery
historic Sherman Farm before he sold it and moved to town when he Dinner Plate, Thomas Mayer, Stoke, Cliff Bank Works, England, c.
encountered financial difficulties. Lucinda married Horatio Warren on 1829, centered with the Arms of New York, with a floral and compass
February 8, 1833. A genealogy of the Harringtons are included with the star border, impressed and printed eagle maker’s mark on base, dia.
sampler. 10 in.
$800-1,200 $600-800

485. 488.
Woven Wool and Cotton Three-color Beiderwand Coverlet, Blue Transfer-decorated Arms of New York Staffordshire Pottery
“CHARLES YOUNG MECHANICKSBURG 1841,” Cumberland County, Dinner Plate, Thomas Mayer, Stoke, Cliff Bank Works, England, c.
Pennsylvania, two-piece coverlet, the center filled with clusters of 1829, centered with the Arms of New York, with a floral and compass
rose blossoms with leafy vine and diamond borders, two corner star border, impressed and printed maker’s mark on base, (minor
blocks inscribed with maker’s name, town, and date, in red, blue, and hairline), dia. 10 in.
green wool on a creamy white cotton ground, fringed on two edges, $400-600
(imperfections), approx. 88 x 82 in.
$300-500

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Lots 501-514

489. 493.
Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plate,
Pottery Dinner Plate, Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England, 1819- Ralph Stevenson, Cobridge, England, 1815-40, depicting HOSPITAL
46, depicting the steamboat Chief Justice Marshall of the Troy line, BOSTON, with printed title and impressed maker’s mark on the reverse,
operating between Albany and New York, with shell border, (light blue leafy border with raised white lacy edge, dia. 8 7/8 in.
scratches), dia. 10 in. $200-400
$400-600

494.
490. Historical Blue and White Transfer-printed Staffordshire Pottery
Boston State House Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Plate, Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England, 1819-46, depicting a
Staffordshire Pottery Plate, England, early 19th century, depicting steamboat of the UNION line, which operated between Philadelphia and
the State House with horse and carriage and strolling couple in the New York, with shell border, (light scratches), dia. 8 3/8 in.
foreground, floral border, dia. 9 3/4 in. $200-400
$200-400

495.
491.
Three Washington at Tomb Transfer-decorated Staffordshire
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plate,
Ralph Stevenson, Cobridge, England, 1815-40, depicting CAPITOL Pottery Items, Enoch Wood and Sons, Burslem, 1819-46, a cream
WASHINGTON, with printed title and impressed maker’s mark on the jug and tea bowl and saucer each depicting the figure of Washington
reverse, blue leafy border with raised white lacy edge, dia. 10 1/8 in. standing beside a tomb with the name “WASHINGTON” in an oval
$400-600 cartouche, holding a scroll in one hand, the creamer and saucer with
impressed maker’s mark, (glaze wear on rims and handle edges), ht. 1
1/4-6 in.
492. $400-800
Blue Transfer-decorated Arms of Rhode Island Staffordshire
Pottery Plate, Thomas Mayer, Stoke, Cliff Bank Works, England,
c. 1829, centered with the Arms of Rhode Island, with a floral and
compass star border, impressed and printed maker’s mark on base,
dia. 8 3/4 in.
$600-800

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496. 504.
Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Historical Blue Transferware Plate Depicting the Stevens House,
Platter, J. & W. Ridgeway, Hanley, England, 1814-30, the chamfered Hoboken, New Jersey, Joseph Stubbs, Burslem, England, 1790-1829,
rectangular platter depicting the ALMS HOUSE NEW YORK, from the plate picturing home of Colonel John Stevens, with floral, foliate,
the “Beauties of America” series, with rose and leaf medallion border, and eagle border, printed title Hoboken in New Jersey on the reverse,
printed title and maker on the reverse, (minor imperfections), 12 3/4 x (light scratches), dia. 8 in.
16 3/4 in.
$800-1,200 Note: Colonel John Stevens built the Phoenix, the first steam-powered
vessel to navigate the ocean.
$150-250
497.
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Teapot,
Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England, 1819-46, the teapot depicting 505.
Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Plate,
Lafayette at Franklin’s tomb with floral borders, impressed WOOD on
Joseph Stubbs, Burslem, 1790-1829, the plate depicting Nahant Hotel
base, (minor cover chip and glaze wear), overall ht. 8 3/8 in.
near Boston, with printed title on the bottom, floral and eagle border,
$200-300
(glaze wear), dia. 8 1/4 in.
$150-250
498.
Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery 506.
Serving Bowl, J. & W. Ridgeway, Hanley, England, 1814-30, large Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery
round shallow bowl depicting the CAPITAL, WASHINGTON, from the Platter, J. & W. Ridgeway, Hanley, England, 1814-30, the chamfered
“Beauties of America” series, with rose and leaf medallion border, rectangular platter depicting the DEAF & DUMB ASYLUM HARTFORD
printed title and maker on the reverse, (repair on rim), ht. 2 1/2, dia. 13 CON. from the “Beauties of America” series, with rose and leaf
in. medallion border, printed title and maker on the reverse, (a few minor
$600-800 scratches), 11 x 15 in.
$600-800

499.
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated PASS IN THE CATSKILL 507.
MOUNTAINS Plate, Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England, second Historical Blue Transferware Plate with Boston China and Glass
quarter 19th century, small plate with printed title and impressed Warehouse, William Adams, Stoke, England, 1827-31, the dinner plate
maker’s mark on the bottom, shell border, ht. 1 1/4, dia. 7 3/8 in. depicting Mitchell & Freeman’s China and Glass Warehouse, Chatham
$300-500 Street, Boston, with printed title and impressed maker’s mark on the
bottom, dia. 10 1/8 in.
$250-350
500.
Historical Blue Transferware VIEW OF TRENTON FALLS Plate,
Enoch Wood & Sons, England, second quarter 19th century, the plate 508.
with printed title and impressed maker’s mark on the bottom, shell Historical Blue Transferware VIEW OF TRENTON FALLS Bowl,
border, dia. 7 1/2 in. Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England, second quarter 19th century,
$100-150 small shallow bowl with printed title and impressed maker’s mark on the
bottom, shell border, ht. 1 1/4, dia. 7 3/8 in.
$250-350
501.
Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery
509.
Serving Bowl, J. & W. Ridgeway, Hanley, England, 1814-30, the
Historical Blue Transferware Plate Depicting the Fishkill Landing on
shallow bowl depicting Mount Vernon Near Washington, from the
the Hudson River, unknown maker, early 19th century, with Butter Hill
“Beauties of America” series, with rose and leaf medallion border, and Beacon Hill in the distance, floral border, printed title Near Fishkill
printed title and maker on the reverse, (hairline, foot chip), wd. 9 3/4, lg. on the bottom, (minor wear), dia. 7 7/8 in.
11 1/4 in. $200-250
$600-800

510.
502. Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Boston State House
Historical Blue Transferware Library of Philadelphia Plate, J. & W. Staffordshire Pitcher, Joseph Stubbs, Burslem, England, early 19th
Ridgeway, Hanley, England, 1814-30, the scene from the “Beauties of century, (minor rim line), ht. 6 5/8 in.
America” series, with rose and leaf medallion border, printed title and $800-1,200
maker on the reverse, (minor scratches),dia. 8 1/4 in.
$250-350
511.
Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery
503. Soup Plate, J. & W. Ridgeway, Hanley, England, 1814-30, depicting
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Mendenhall Ferry Platter, the OCTAGON CHURCH BOSTON, from the “Beauties of America”
Joseph Stubbs, Burslem, England, 1790-1829, oblong platter picturing series, with rose and leaf medallion border, printed title and maker on
the Mendenhall Inn on the left bank of the Schuykill River and a primitive the reverse, (minor imperfections), dia. 9 7/8 in.
rope ferry carrying two figures and a horse, with floral, foliate, and eagle
border, printed title on reverse, 13 3/4 x 17 in. Note: The Octagon Church was designed by Charles Bulfinch and was
$1,500-2,000 constructed in 1814. It was located on Summer Street in Boston, and
was demolished in 1868.
$200-400

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Lots 515-523

512. 516.
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Boston Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plate,
State House Creamer, John Rogers & Son, Longport, England, 1815- Ralph Stevenson, Cobridge, England, 1815-40, depicting BOSTON
42, with floral border, printed American eagle and shield mark on base, HOSPITAL, with printed title and maker’s mark on the reverse, with leaf
(minor base hairline), ht. 4 in. border, dia. 9 1/4 in.
$200-300 $200-400

513. 517.
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery States Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery
Plate, James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, England, 1819-36, the salad Plate, Ralph Stevenson and Williams, Cobridge, early 19th century,
plate with a border of the names of fifteen states on banners separated depicting NAHANT HOTEL, with an oak leaf and acorn border, printed
by stars, surrounding a portrait of Washington and allegorical figures title on the reverse, (minor imperfections), dia. 8 5/8 in.
of Justice and Liberty representing America and Independence, and
$300-350
a central cartouche depicting a manor and sheep grazing, impressed
maker’s marks on reverse, dia. 8 1/2 in.
$150-250
518.
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Dinner
514. Plate, John Rogers & Son, Longport, England, 1815-42, depicting the
Blue Transferware Insane Hospital Boston Plate, John & William BOSTON STATE HOUSE, with floral border, impressed maker’s mark
Ridgeway, Hanley, England, 1814-30, from the Beauties of America on bottom, dia. 10 in.
series, with a floral medallion border, printed title and maker on the $400-600
reverse, (minor imperfection), dia. 7 1/4 in.
$200-250
519.
Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery
515. Dinner Plate, Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England, 1819-46,
Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plate, Enoch Wood & depicting the CITY OF ALBANY STATE OF NEW YORK, with shell
Sons, Burslem, England, 1819-46, the plate depicting TRANSYLVANIA border, printed title and impressed maker’s mark on reverse, dia. 10 in.
UNIVERSITY LEXINGTON, with shell border, printed title and impressed $400-600
maker’s mark on the reverse, (minor imperfections), dia. 9 1/4 in.
$300-500

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Lots 524-530

520. 524.
Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Dinner Eight Blue Transfer-decorated Arms of the United States Pattern
Plate, John & William Ridgeway, Hanley, England, 1814-30, the plate Plates, R. Hammersly, England, c. 1868, with geometric foliate borders,
depicting CITY HALL NEW YORK, from the Beauties of America series, printed maker’s mark and pattern on base, dia. 8 3/4 in.
with a floral medallion border, printed title and maker’s mark on the $600-800
reverse, (light wear), dia. 9 7/8 in.
$200-250
525.
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Pottery Boston State House
521. Tureen Stand, John Rogers & Son, Longport, England, 1815-42,
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Dinner elliptical stand with floral border, (rim repair), ht. 3, wd. 12, lg. 17 in.
Plate, Andrew Stevenson, Cobridge, England, 1805-29, the plate $500-700
depicting NEW YORK from Brooklyn Heights, with floral border, dia. 10
1/4 in.
$400-600 526.
Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Beehive Pattern
Basin, Stevenson and Williams, Cobridge, England, c. 1825, centered
522. with a beehive motif surrounded by scrolled foliate and floral reserves
Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery with large floral borders, printed maker’s mark on base, ht. 3 3/4, dia.
Dinner Plate, Ralph Stevenson and Williams, Cobridge, early 19th 12 1/4 in.
century, depicting PARK THEATRE NEW YORK, with an oak leaf and $600-800
acorn border, printed title on the reverse, (minor imperfections), dia. 9
3/4 in.
$250-350 527.
Four Blue and White Arms of the United States Pattern Cups and
Saucers, R. Hammersly, England, c. 1868, transfer-decorated with
523. geometric foliate borders, printed maker’s mark and pattern on saucer
Historic Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Landing of LaFayette bases, (one cup with base hairline), dia. 8 3/4 in.
Soup Plate, James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1819-36, titled below $600-800
scene “Landing of Gen. LaFayette at Castle Garden in New York, 16
August, 1824,” impressed maker’s mark on base, dia. 9 7/8 in.
$300-350

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536

528. 532.
Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Pitcher, Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery
Cauldon Pottery, England, late 19th century, the pitcher depicting a Washington/Lafayette Jug, R. Hall & Sons, England, second quarter
Near East port scene, blue printed “Cauldon England” maker’s mark on 19th century, pearlware jug with simulated bamboo handle and floral
base, ht. 11 1/2 in. rim borders, one side depicting a bust of Washington with inscriptions:
$150-250 “WASHINGTON/ HIS COUNTRYS FATHER/FIRST IN WAR FIRST IN
PEACE, AND FIRST IN THE HEARTS OF HIS FELLOW CITIZENS,” the
other side depicting a bust of Lafayette with inscriptions: “[LA]FAYETTE/
529. THE NATIONS GUEST/IN COMMEORATION OF THE VISIT OF GEN.
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Four-piece LA FAYETTE, TO THE U.S. OF AMERICA, IN THE YEAR 1824,” under
Tea Set, possibly Joseph Stubbs, Burslem, England, 1790-1829, the spout decorated with an American eagle and shield, with inscription
depicting New York City Hall with rose and oak leaf border, comprising “REPUBLICANS ARE NOT Always UNGRATEFUL,” with “Rt. Hall &
teapot, covered sugar bowl, creamer, and small bowl, the interior of the Son” below, (glaze losses on sides of handle and spout), ht. 6 5/8 in.
bowl depicting a couple strolling in a landscape, (imperfections), ht. 3 $600-800
1/8-4 7/8 in.
$1,500-2,500
533.
Historical Blue and White Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery
530.
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plate, Ralph Stevenson and Williams, Cobridge, early 19th century,
Sauceboat, J. & W. Ridgeway, Hanley, England, 1814-30, depicting depicting CITY HOTEL NEW YORK, with an oak leaf and acorn border,
the Boston State House, from the “Beauties of America” series, with printed title on the reverse, (minor imperfections), dia. 8 5/8 in.
floral medallion border, printed title and maker’s mark on bottom, ht. 3 $300-500
3/4, dia. 7 1/2 in.
$200-250
534.
Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plate, Enoch Wood
531. & Sons, Burslem, England, 1819-46, the plate depicting the “FALL OF
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Pitcher, MONTMORENCI NEAR QUEBEC,” with shell border, printed title and
James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, England, 1819-36, titled under impressed maker’s mark on back, (minor imperfections), dia. 8 3/8 in.
spout “Landing of Gen. LaFayette at Castle Garden in New York, 16 $200-400
August, 1824,” with floral border, (spout chip, glaze wear on rim and
handle edges), ht. 9 in.
$800-1,200

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538

535. 538.
Historical Blue Transfer Gilpin’s Mills on the Brandywine Creek Partial Mandarin Pattern Pearlware Dinner Service, England, early
Plate, Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England, early 19th century, the 19th century, polychrome enameled, transfer-decorated pearlware
plate with printed title and impressed maker’s mark on the bottom, shell pottery, with central scene of a landscape with a servant holding an
border, dia. 9 1/4 in. umbrella over two figures seated at a table, the border with shaped
$250-350 cartouches depicting flowers and birds, on a blossom-patterned
orange-red ground, comprising three graduating oval platters, an oval
platter drainer, two covered square serving dishes, a square serving
536. bowl, a sauceboat, three soup plates, seventeen dinner plates, and
Ridgway Asiatic Palaces Blue and White Transfer-decorated seven dessert plates, thirty-five pieces total, (imperfections), ht. 1-4 1/2,
Dinner Service, England, c. 1835, the pearlware service comprising dia. 7 3/8-21 in.
twelve dinner plates, twelve soup plates, eleven salad plates, eleven $3,000-5,000
dessert plates, twenty-two butter plates, nine graduating platters,
three vegetable dishes, a hexagonal covered dish, two hexagonal
covered sauce dishes with ladles and undertrays, a small hexagonal 539.
dish, and two sauceboats, with blue underglaze stamp on the back Eight Enamel-decorated Creamware Plates and a Serving Dish,
inscribed “Ridgways Asiatic Palaces”; accompanied by a similar pattern Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England, late 18th/early 19th century,
chamber pot, and an unrelated flow blue ladle, eighty-eight pieces total, eight dinner plates and a rectangular serving dish, each centered with
(imperfections), ht. 1 1/8-7 1/2, dia. 5 7/8-17 in. an urn within a wreath surrounded by flower sprigs, with blue feather-
$3,000-5,000 edge rims, impressed “Herculaneum” on the bottom, dia. 10 in.
$400-600

537.
“Quebec Harbor & Levis” Platter and Four “Texian Campaigne” 540.
Dinner Plates, mid-19th century, the platter transfer-printed in brown Mochaware Mug with Engine-turned Design, Britain, early 19th
depicting “Quebec Harbor & Levis” titled below, with border of beavers century, pearlware mug with applied handle with leaf terminals, molded
and undulating vine of shamrocks, roses, and thistles, circular maker’s base, thin rust and blue bands flanking black slip-filled engine-turned
mark on the reverse “Cochran/St. Rollox/Glasgow/Quebec”; four patterned bands, (base edge repaired), ht. 4 7/8 in.
dinner plates with light blue transfer decoration depicting the “Texian $500-700
Campaigne” titled on the reverse and with “J.B.” mark, (one plate with
rim chip), platter 14 5/8 x 18 3/8, plate dia. 10 1/4 in.
$300-500

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541. 548.
Mochaware Beaker, Britain, early 19th century, green glazed reeded UNITED STATES HOTEL BOSTON Transfer-decorated Pitcher,
rim over a combed brown, black, and white slip field, ht. 3 7/8 in. Greenwood China, Trenton, New Jersey, late 19th century, with brown
$500-700 transfer rim band and handle one side with a belted oval inscribed
“UNITED STATES HOTEL BOSTON” and “TILLY HAYNES” centered
with a scene of Boston Harbor, impressed maker’s mark on base, ht.
542. 6 1/2 in.
Liverpool Pottery Creamware Jug, England, early 19th century, the
jug with mulberry transfer decoration, one side depicting “The Sailor’s Note: King’s Dictionary of Boston (1883) says the United States Hotel
Farewell,” the reverse depicting a ship at sea, a panoply, and banner is “one of the oldest of the established hotels of the city, and one of the
inscribed “SUCCESS TO THE TRADE,” with a flower blossom under the best, enjoying an excellent reputation in every respect. Its seal dates
spout, (imperfections), ht. 8 3/4 in. back to 1826.” It was on Beach Street, between Lincoln and Kingston,
$400-600 in what is now Chinatown. In 1883 it took up the entire block and was
three stories high. Daniel Webster lived there at one time, and Charles
Sumner entertained Dickens there.
543. $300-500
Nine English Pottery Lustre Decorated Pitchers, early 19th
century, one with polychrome decorated black transfer designs, one
side depicting the “West View of the Cast Iron Bridge over the River 549.
Wear...,” the other side depicting a ship, several Masonic images Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, (small
under the spout, highlighted with pink lustre; two yellow glazed with areas of wear), 11 ft. 8 in. x 9 ft.
silver luster borders and black transfer-decorated round reserves, one $2,000-2,500
depicting the figures of HOPE and CHARITY, the other a manor and
river landscape; one with silver lustre accents with zigzag rim border
over a field of flowers and leaves on a yellow ground; two with silver 550.
lustre decoration on the body, one with flowers and bird motif, the South Caucasian Long Rug, late 19th century, (small areas of wear,
other with a grapevine motif; one with pink, green, and white enameled minor moth damage, some re-piling repairs), 10 ft. x 3 ft. 10 in.
flowers on a copper lustre ground; one with polychrome decorated red $1,500-2,000
transfer depicting a woman reading the bible on one side, and a pious
verse on the other, with a heart under the spout inscribed “Better Luck
Than ever”; the last with both sides decorated with a black transfer 551.
scene with a manor, figures, and cows, accented with silver lustre, Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, late 19th century, (small hole, crease
(imperfections), ht. 4-7 1/4 in. glue to back, small areas of re-piling), 6 ft. 5 in. x 4 ft. 8 in.
$400-600 $800-1,000

544. 552.
Spongeware Plate with Flower Decoration, Longton, England, c. Soumak Carpet, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (outer
1850, blue and green sponged border centered with hand-painted guard stripe rewoven along both edges, light stain), 10 ft. x 5 ft. 10 in.
red, maroon, and blue flowers, impressed “Cotton and Barlow” on the $1,500-2,000
bottom, dia. 8 3/4 in.
$200-250
553.
Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, 13 ft. x
545. 9 ft. 4 in.
Spatterware Tea Bowl and Saucer with Reindeer Transfer $1,500-2,000
Decoration, England, c. 1830, cup ht. 2 1/2, saucer dia. 5 5/8 in.
$300-500
554.
Gendje Rug, South Central Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (even
546. wear, small end repairs, some glue to back), 4 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 2 in.
Staffordshire Pottery Figural Group, c. 1810, depicting a romantic $1,000-1,200
couple seated on a garden bench, with bocage potted plant and pet
dog figure, the base retains an old ‘‘D. M. & P. Manheim” retailer’s
label, (losses), ht. 8 1/4, wd. 7 1/8 in. 555.
$300-500 Luri Corridor Rug, Southwest Persia, early 20th century, (small areas
of wear), 11 ft. 8 in. x 5 ft. 8 in.
$700-900
547.
Six Assorted English Pottery Items, 19th century, a figure of a man
with his game basket slung on his side; a figure of a highlander with his 556.
spaniel standing next to a doghouse with a rabbit perched on the roof; Central Anatolian Rug, last quarter 19th century, (brown oxidation), 6
a yellow-glazed pitcher with black transfer decoration of figures and ft. x 3 ft. 9 in.
sheep on the grounds of a manor, with silver lustre borders; a yellow- $1,000-1,200
glazed child’s mug with transfer decoration of a woman with her dog
and her catch of game, with pink lustre borders; two transfer-decorated
children’s plates, one with a little girl and her rabbit hutch, the other 557.
depicting “WILLIE AND HIS RABBIT,” (imperfections), ht. 2 1/4-10 1/2 Mahal Carpet, West Persia, last quarter 19th century, (even wear, two
in. patches, small hole), 10 ft. x 7 ft. 4 in.
$300-500 $1,000-1,200

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558. 569.
South Caucasian Long Rug, last quarter 19th century, (some moth Khamseh Rug, Southwest Persia, early 20th century, (even wear to
damage, small areas of re-piling, small rewoven area), 11 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. center, selvage damage, several small holes, minor moth damage), 6 ft.
6 in. x 3 ft. 3 in.
$1,500-2,000 $700-900

559. 570.
Ersari Main Carpet, West Turkestan, third quarter 19th century, (areas Khamseh Rug, Southwest Persia, early 20th century, 6 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft.
of wear), 11 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. 3 in.
$1,000-1,200 $1,000-1,200

560. 571.
Armenian “Cloudband” Karabagh Rug, South Caucasus, dated Baluch Rug, Northeast Persia, last quarter 19th century, (small spots of
1908, (light creases), 7 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. wear, some brown oxidation, re-overcast), 5 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 4 in.
$1,200-1,500 $500-700

561. 572.
Heriz Small Carpet, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, (small spots Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (small area
of wear), 8 ft. 8 in. x 5 ft. 8 in. of wear, small creases), 5 ft. 2 in. x 3 ft.
$1,000-1,500 $700-900

562. 573.
Armenian Kazak Long Rug, Southeast Caucasus, dated 1884, (two Kurd Long Rug, Northwest Persia, late 19th/20th century, (areas of
small spots of moth damage), 10 ft. 2 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. wear in center, several small holes, some moth damage), 13 ft. x 3 ft.
$800-1,200 8 in.
$700-900

563.
Alpan Kuba Rug, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, 574.
(brown oxidation, minor end fraying, flat-stitch restoration to some Anatolian Village Prayer Rug, early 20th century, 4 ft. x 3 ft. 2 in.
brown areas), 5 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. $700-900
$1,000-1,200

575.
564. Kurd Runner, Northwest Persia, late 19th/early 20th century, (small
South Caucasian Long Rug, early 20th century, (minor reweaves spots of wear), 7 ft. 9 in. x 2 ft.
along edges and ends, re-piled areas), 9 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $600-800
$1,200-1,500

576.
565. Kuba Rug, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (small areas
Yuruk Rug, East Anatolia, last quarter 19th century, (slight end fraying), of wear, black oxidation, end fraying), 4 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 4 in.
6 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 10 in. $700-900
$800-1,200

577.
566. Fachralo Kazak Prayer Rug, Southwest Caucasus, second half 19th
Talish Rug, Southeast Caucasus, late 19th century, (some moth century, (areas of wear), 6 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 8 in.
damage, small end repairs), 6 ft. 3 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $500-700
$800-1,000

578.
567. “Cloudband” Karabagh Rug, South Caucasus, late 19th century,
Serab Runner, Northwest Persia, late 19th century, (area of moth (small hole, creases), 6 ft. 5 in. x 3 ft. 3 in.
damage), 16 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. $600-800
$800-1,200

579.
568. Baluch Rug, Northeast Persia, last quarter 19th century, (small areas of
Ushak Prayer Rug, West Anatolia, last quarter 19th century, (areas of wear, brown oxidation, re-overcast), 6 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 8 in.
wear, some selvage damage), 6 ft. 5 in. x 5 ft. 2 in. $400-600
$800-1,200

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580.
Kuba Rug, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (rewoven
area), 5 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft.
$600-800

581.
Shirvan Kelim, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (several small
holes, small corner gouge), 9 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 4 in.
$500-700

582.
Baluch Prayer Rug, Northeast Persia, late 19th century, (even wear), 4
ft. 2 in. x 2 ft. 9 in.
$400-600

583.
Khamseh Small Carpet, Southwest Persia, early 20th century, (small
spots of wear, small creases), 10 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. 4 in.
$800-1,200

584.
Zejwa Kuba Rug, Northeast Caucasus, second half 19th century,
(unfinished re-piling repairs, outer guard stripe partially missing from
both edges and re-overcast, small patch, end fraying), 6 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft.
10 in.
$700-900

585.
Kurd-Bidjar Rug, Northwest Persia, late 19th century/early 20th
century, (small spots of wear, re-overcast), 6 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 10 in.
$100-150

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1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and
Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed
the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a
lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot.

2. All property is sold “as is,” and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with
respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of
description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made
at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability.

3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed
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Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If
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limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b)
offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to
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7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such
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8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within
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cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots.

9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number.
Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and
other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of
Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston.

10. Except for property purchased via on-line Live Auctions, a premium equal to 18.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus
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Richard Albright
Barnet Fain
Stephen L. Fletcher
Karen M. Keane

Administration President/Chief Executive Officer - Karen M. Keane


Chief Financial Officer - Don Kelly
Executive Vice President - Stephen L. Fletcher
Vice Presidents- Gloria Lieberman, Carol McCaffrey, Kerry Shrives,
Stuart G. Slavid, Stuart P. Whitehurst

Expert American & European Paintings & Prints - Robin S.R. Starr
Assistants: Kathy Wong, Elizabeth C. Haff
Departments American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stephen L. Fletcher, Martha Hamilton
Assistants: LaGina Austin, Karen Langberg, Chris Barber
American Indian & Ethnographic Art - Douglas Deihl
Asian Works of Art - James F. Callahan
Assistant: Tianyue Jiang
Books & Manuscripts - Stuart P. Whitehurst
Assistant: Sara C. Wishart
Bottles, Flasks & Early Glass - Stephen L. Fletcher
Ceramics - Stuart G. Slavid
Classic Automobiles & Motorcycles - Jane D. Prentiss
Couture - Kerry Shrives
Discovery Sales - Kerry Shrives
Assistants: Garrett J. Sheahan, Harry B. McNabb, Melissa Riebe
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stuart G. Slavid
Assistants: Stuart P. Whitehurst, Sara C. Wishart
Fine Wines - Marie Keep
Jewelry - Victoria Bratberg
Assistants: John Colasacco, Julie Khouri
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Auctioneers and Judaica - Kerry Shrives
Appraisers of Antiques Modernism: 1896–Present: Art Glass, Pottery, Metalwork & Furniture -
and Fine Art Jane D. Prentiss
Museum & Collections Services - Martha Hamilton
63 Park Plaza Musical Instruments - David Bonsey
Boston, MA 02116 Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Gary Richards
617.350.5400 Science, Technology & Clocks - Robert C. Cheney
Fax 617.350.5429 Assistant: Chris Barber
Silver - Stuart G. Slavid
274 Cedar Hill Street Assistant: Sara C. Wishart
Marlborough, MA 01752 Toys & Dolls - Kerry Shrives
508.970.3000 Auctioneers - LaGina Austin, David Bonsey, Robert C. Cheney,
Fax 508.970.3100 Stephen L. Fletcher, Karen M. Keane, Marie C. Keep, Gloria Lieberman,
Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr, Laura V. Sweeney,
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Property Manager - Samuel Combs, 508.970.3262
Property Distribution
Boston: Kerryn Murphy, 617.874.4329

Property Distribution Manager - Jessica R. Lincoln, 617.874.4308

Finance Department Marlborough: Accounts Receivable - Denise Johnson, 508.970.3269


Accounts Payable - Kathleen Hayes, 508.970.3268
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Boston Gallery Director - Laura V. Sweeney
Assistant Gallery Director: Paige Lewellyn
Gallery Assistant: Katharine E. Hampson
Catalogue Production - Pamela Van de Houten, Kristina Harrison
Consignment Services - Megan J. Blomgren, Carol Zeigler
Customer Relations - Carol McCaffrey
Institutional Relations - L. Emerson Tuttle
Human Resources - Carol McCaffrey
Information Technology & Internet Auctions - Kerry Shrives
Assistants: Timothy Shaughnessey, Melissa Riebe
Managing Director - Marie C. Keep
Marketing & Public Relations - Kate de Bethune, Karen Skinner,
Katherine Gargolinski
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Receptionists - Marlborough: Carol Tran
Boston: Hadley Dinardo
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Directions to Skinner’s Boston Gallery/63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
Telephone: 617-350-5400
From the West:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Prudential/Copley exit located in the Prudential tunnel.
Once on the exit ramp, stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs for Copley.
The ramp exits onto Stuart Street. Drive straight through five sets of lights and take a left onto
Charles Street South. Take your first left off of Charles St. South onto Park Plaza.
Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.
From the South:
Take 93-N to Exit 20 for I-90 W toward Worcester. Follow signs for Chinatown/South Station.
Bear left at the fork to continue towards Kneeland Street. Turn left onto Kneeland Street. Kneeland
Street becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza.
Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.
From Logan Airport:
Take the Ted Williams Tunnel. Take Exit 25 toward South Boston and bear left at the fork in the
ramp. Bear right onto B St. Turn left onto Northern Ave which becomes Seaport Blvd. Turn left
onto Surface Rd. Turn right onto Kneeland Street which becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto
Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza.
Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.
From the North:
Take I-93 South towards Boston. Take exit 26 towards Storrow Drive.  Merge onto MA-28 South
via the ramp on the left. Turn left onto Beacon Street. Turn right onto Arlington Street. Turn
left onto Boylston Street. Turn right onto Hadassah Way. Skinner is on the right at 63 Park Plaza.

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INDOOR PARKING GARAGES The Taj Hotel Parking Garage Motor Mart Garage
2 Newbury Street 26 Park Plaza
City Place Parking Garage Located three blocks from Skinner, (Same building as Legal Sea Food)
Transportation Building valet drop-off and pick-up Up to 1 hr/$8, 1 to 2 hrs/$12,
12 Charles Street Up to 24 hrs/$42 2-3 hrs/$16, 3-12 hrs/$20, 12-24
Located at the end of Park Plaza hrs/$31, weekends up to 3 hrs/$8
Underground multi-level garage
All day–closes at 2:30am Back Bay Garage
First hr/$5, after 2 hrs/$14 222 Berkeley Street OUTDOOR PARKING LOTS
(entrance off St. James) (recommended for trucks)
AllRight Parking One block from Skinner
Boston Common Garage All day/$35, evening Pin Stripe Parking
Located on Charles Street, on the (5pm-7am)/$10 Arlington Street
Common, two blocks from Skinner 617-338-7984
1 hr/$6, up to 24 hrs/$25, All day/$14, after 6pm and
Evenings (4pm-10am)/$10 Radisson Hotel Parking Garage weekends/$10, overnight/$15
Stuart Street (near intersection of
The Four Seaons Hotel Charles)
Parking Garage Two blocks from Skinner Billy’s Parking
200 Boylston Street 1-2 hrs/$12, 2-3 hrs/$16, 3-12 222 Stuart Street
Adjacent to Skinner, valet drop-off hrs/$18, 12-24 hrs/$31 617-423-7781
and pick-up, up to 24 hrs/$30 8am-5pm/$18, after 5pm/$20

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Boston Harbor Hotel Nine Zero Hotel The Back Bay Hotel Eliot Hotel
70 Rowe’s Wharf 90 Tremont St. (formerly Jurys) 370 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02110 Boston, MA 02108 350 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 800-654-2000 617-772-5800 Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-267-1607
Fax: 617-345-6799 Tel: 617-532-3800
Radisson Hotel
Fairmont Copley Plaza 200 Stuart Street Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro The Park Plaza
138 St. James Avenue Boston, MA 01740 25 Charles Street 64 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-482-1800 Boston, MA 02114 Boston, MA 02116
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Fax: 617-375-9648 Fax: 617-426-2000
The Ritz-Carlton,
Boston Common The Colonnade
Four Seasons 120 Huntington Avenue
200 Boylston Street 10 Avery Street
Boston, MA 02111 Boston, MA 02116
Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-424-7000
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Boston, MA 02114 Boston, MA 02116
617-224-4000 617-536-5700

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110 Huntington Avenue 10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116 Boston, MA 02116
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FINE DINING Scampo McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood


The Liberty Hotel Restaurant
215 Charles St. 36 Columbus Ave
Aujourd’hui 617-536-2100 617-482-3999
Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston Street Lydia Shire’s latest restaurant, featuring Fresh seafood offerings that change
(between Arlington & Charles Streets) Italian fare produced in an open kitchen daily.
617-351-2071 upstairs at the Liberty Hotel.
New American.
Summer Shack
Troquet 50 Dalton St.
140 Boylston St. 617-867-9955
Dante
617-695-9463 Jasper White serves well-executed seaside
Royal Sonesta Hotel
French restaurant and wine bar perched favorites in a casual Back Bay setting.
5 Cambridge Parkway
at the edge of the Boston Common and
617-806-4200
the theatre district.
Mediterranean restaurant with great
views of the Charles River and Boston
INEXPENSIVE
skyline. Via Matta
79 Park Plaza Au Bon Pain
617-422-0008 26 Park Plaza (across the street from
Davio’s Elegant Italian fare and beautiful wines Skinner) or 431 Boylston Street (at
75 Arlington St. in a vibrant dining room - the best of Berkeley Street)
617-357-4810 Italy in Boston’s Back Bay creates an 617-338-8948
Northern Italian steak house. unforgettable experience. Casual café offers quick service.

MODERATE Davio’s To Go
Grill 23 & Bar 10 St. James Galleria Atrium
161 Berkley Street (Stuart Street) 617-357-4810
617-542-2255 Aquitaine Casual Italian take-out lunch spot with
Great steak, seafood, wine list, and 569 Tremont Street daily special pastas, soups, and salads.
service. 617-424-8577
Parisian bistro style fare.
Flash’s
310 Stuart St.
L’Espalier The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons 617-574-8888
774 Boylston St. Hotel American comfort food served with
617-262-3023 200 Boylston St. classic cocktails in a casual setting.
French dining in an elegant townhouse 617-338-4400
with a wonderful prix-fixe menu. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in an
elegant yet comfortable lounge setting Parish Café
with views of the Boston Public Garden. 361 Boylston St.
617-247-4777
No. 9 Park American restaurant with seasonal
9 Park St. East Ocean City outdoor seating features sandwiches
617-742-9991 25-29 Beach St. created by renowned local chefs.
Barbara Lynch’s bistro showcases 617-542-2504
inspired French and Italian influenced Outstanding Chinese food restaurant
food and wine on Beacon Hill. highlighting seafood dishes with a full- Piattini
service bar. 226 Newbury Street
617-536-2020
Italian wine bar with an eclectic menu;
Radius
Lala Rokh on Beacon Hill specializes in Italian-style tapas.
85 High St.
97 Mt. Vernon Street
617-426-1234
617-720-5511
Features a modern French menu
Authentic regional Persian cuisine, The Upper Crust
focusing on seasonal ingredients
hand-selected wine list, knowledgeable 20 Charles Street
accompanied by a thoughtful wine list.
waitstaff. 617-723-9600
Gourmet thin crust pizza.

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The Wayside Inn
Antiques Show
May 13 - 15, 2011
A benefit show and sale for The Wayside Inn Historic Site,
a 501(c)3 non-profit Massachusetts Historic Landmark
on the National Register of Historic Places.

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museum-room settings and display cases to exhibit objects
related to the four generations of the Howe family who ran a
well-known innkeeping business on this site from 1716 to 1861.
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