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American Furniture & Decorative Arts

Sale 2585B

March 4, 2012

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auction 2585B Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 11 a.m.

Lots 200–793, preceded by The Collection of Gregory Rubin Reynolds, Lots 1–182

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A Bird In Hand Antiques , Florham Park, NJ / Mark and Marjorie Allen , New Hampton, NH / American Spirit Antiques , Shawnee Mission, KS Arader Galleries , Lawrence MA, Philadelphia, PA / Diana H. Bittel , Bryn Mawr, PA / Blue Heron Fine Art , Cohasset, MA / Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Blum , Lisbon-Jewett City, CT / Brennan & Mouilleseaux , Northfield, CT / Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques , York County, PA / Joan R. Brownstein , Newbury, MA / John Chaski Antiques , Camden, DE / The Cooley Gallery , Old Lyme, CT / Colette Donovan , Merrimac, MA / Peter H. Eaton Antiques , Newbury, MA / J. Gallagher , North Norwich, NY / Good & Forsythe , Columbus, OH / Great Canes , Dorset, UK / Heller-Washam , Portland, ME / Samuel Herrup Antiques , Sheffield, MA / Jewett-Berdan Antiques , Newcastle, ME / James M. Kilvington, Inc. , Dover, DE / Kelly Kinzle Antiques , New Oxford, PA James L. Kochan Fine Arts & Antiques , Frederick, MD / Nathan Liverant and Son, LLC. , Colchester, CT / Marine Arts , Salem, MA / Newsom & Berdan Antiques , Thomasville, PA / Hilary and Paulette Nolan , Falmouth, MA / Oriental Rugs, Ltd. , Old Lyme, CT / Otto and Susan Hart Antiques , Arlington, VT Raccoon Creek Antiques , Oley, PA / Rick Scott , San Francisco, CA / Russack & Loto Books, LLC. , Northwood, NH / Sallea Antiques, Inc. , New Canaan, CT / W.M. Schwind, Jr. Antiques , Yarmouth, ME / The Silver Vault , Woodstock, IL / Elliott & Grace Snyder Antiques , S. Egremont, MA / Stephen-Douglas Antiques , Rockingham, VT / Sylvia Antiques , Nantucket, MA / Jonathan Trace , Portsmouth, NH / Village Braider Antiques , Plymouth, MA / Walker - Cunningham Fine Art , Boston, MA / Chuck White , Warwick, NY / White and White Interiors , Skaneateles, NY

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Provenance

The Collection of Gregory Rubin Reynolds (see separate catalogue)

A Private Midwestern Collection

Private Collections in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New York

The Estate of Susan Parrish, Sandisfield and New York, New York

The Descendants of Samuel Whitney

An Early 20th Century Antiquarian

An Early Bristol County, Massachusetts, family

Property from the Collection of Wright Ludington, founder of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, sold on behalf of the Museum to benefit the care and documentation of the permanent collection

Property sold for the benefit of the collections of the Smith College Museum of Art

200

200.

200 200. detail from a privately published and bound biography of Samuel Whitney by his great-grandson

detail from a privately published and bound biography of Samuel Whitney by his great-grandson Henry Austin Whitney

Jacob Hurd (1702/3-1758) Silver Cann, Boston, 1728, the molded rim with incised lines below, above Jacob Hurd touchmark on the tapering sides that include an applied bead mid-band and a scroll handle marked “W” and “1793,” ending with a disc at its lower point of attachment above the molded base band; engraved on the front in block letters “SAMUEL WHITNEY,” with “Caftine” in script below; the bottom records in script the Whitney Family ownership beginning with Samuel (1734-1808) and ending with Henry Austin (1826-1889), a noted Boston financier and railroad operator, (imperfections), ht. 4 3/4, dia. 3 3/4 in., approx. 10 troy oz.

Provenance: Family descent to the consignor from Samuel Whitney, who was born in Marlboro, Massachusetts, Sept. 5, 1734, and died May 29, 1808, in Castine, Maine. He was married in 1757 in Boston at the Brattle Street Church, to Abigail Cutler (1735-1813) of Union Street, Boston, who also died in Castine. They had 17 children and lived on Union Street until his retail business did poorly due to the Revolutionary War, causing him to buy a farm in Concord, Massachusetts, where he opened a country store. The house in which he lived still stands, now a historic house museum called the Wayside, in commemoration of two important subsequent occupants, A. Bronson Alcott, and later, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Samuel Whitney took a leadership role in Concord as “Muster Master,” and, later, as a member of the Provincial Congress 1774-75 and a member of the Committee of Correspondence. He fought at the Old North Bridge as a member of the Concord Minutemen, who met and drove back the British in that historically important event. Samuel moved back to Boston in 1776, when the British evacuated, and engaged in various mercantile activities until he and his family moved to Castine in 1793.

Literature: American Silver, 1655-1825, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, vol. I, by Katherine C. Buhler, pp. 203-204 pictures and describes a very similar mug or cann.

$8,000-12,000

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201. Pair of Silver Spurs, possibly John Bailey, New York, late 18th century, with link straps
201.
Pair of Silver Spurs, possibly John Bailey, New York, late 18th
century, with link straps and silver buckles, marked “Bailey” in script in a
conforming cartouche, approx. 4.5 troy oz. total.
202
$1,000-1,500
202.
Robert Field (American, born England, c. 1769-1819)
Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman. Signed with initials “RF” and dated
“1798” l.r. Watercolor on ivory, oval bust-length portrait, reportedly
depicting a Philadelphia gentleman named Henry C. Mercken, 3 x 2
1/4 in., in an oval pendant case with an oval aperture on the back
containing a gilt-foil monogram “HCM” placed over a plaited lock of
brown hair.
Provenance: From the estate of Owen Wister (1860-1938), who was
born in Philadelphia, and is considered the “father” of western fiction,
then by family descent to the consignor.
$8,000-12,000

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203.

Possibly Robert Field (American, born England, c. 1769-1819)

Portrait Miniature of Thomas Jefferson, c. 1800. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, oval bust-length portrait, 2 1/2 x 2 in., in an oval gilt-brass pendant case, the reverse with blue glass border surrounding an oval aperture containing plaited locks of blond and brown hair overlaid with “TJ” cipher in gilt foil, further housed in a silk-lined oval red leather case.

Note: Robert Field, the prominent American miniaturist and engraver, painted Thomas Jefferson (likely from life) in a small watercolor done around 1797, and in 1807 created an engraving of Jefferson after Gilbert Stuart’s famous portrait. No documentation exists that shows Field painted Jefferson in miniature on ivory, but according to Field scholar Harry Piers, there does exist a miniature in oil inscribed in another hand “Jefferson. After Stuart by Robt. Field. Also engraved by R.F. Died in 1819.”

204.

French/Continental School, Early 19th Century

Portrait Miniatures of a Gentleman and Two Boys, c. 1805. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, oval portraits, the gentleman 2 1/2 x 2, the two boys 1 1/4 x 3/4 in., mounted in a single gilt-brass pendant case, the gentleman on one side, the boys in two windows on the reverse, the interior of the case contains a lock of blond hair. Condition:

Good, minute paint loss to gentleman u.l.

$1,000-1,500

$50,000-70,000 204, with reverse view
$50,000-70,000
204, with reverse view
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American School, Early 19th Century

Moses B. Russell (Boston, 1810-1884)

Five Family Portrait Miniatures, c. 1810. Unsigned, one portrait inscribed on the backing paper “Rob’t Blunt 9 years.” Watercolor on ivory, depicting a woman, her three daughters, and her son, 2 1/4 x 2 in., in black lacquer composition frames with gilt-brass liners. Condition: Good, two with background color variation.

Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman. Signed and dated in inscriptions on verso “Painted by Moses B. Russell Boston 1847???.” Watercolor on ivory, oval portrait, 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in., in an engraved, chased, and engine-turned gilt-brass locket with a plaited lock of brown hair in a small oval aperture on the back. Condition: Very good, the locket has

$1,500-2,500

a split on the opening device.

$300-500

206.

Attributed to Clarissa Peters Russell (Mrs. Moses B. Russell)

Portrait Miniature of a Child in a White Dress Wearing a Coral Bead

208.

(American, 1809-1854)

Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup and Two Coin Silver Spoons, 19th century, the mint julep cup with reeded rim and base and engraved monogram, made by Jaccard & Co., ht. 4 in.; the spoons with

$200-250

Necklace, c. 1840. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, rectangular, 2 x 2 1/4 in., in a velvet-covered case under an arched gilt-brass mat. Condition: Vertical crack to ivory on left.

monogrammed handles, made by Henry Hudson, Louisville, Kentucky, (dents), approx. 6 troy oz. total.

$1,000-1,500

209 209. Embroidered Wool Coverlet, New England, 18th century, the coverlet ornamented with polychrome wool yarns

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Embroidered Wool Coverlet, New England, 18th century, the coverlet ornamented with polychrome wool yarns embroidered in a design of a central basket of flowers surrounded by blossoms, leafy vines, and undulating line borders, stitched to three joined lengths of homespun creamy white wool woven in a twill pattern, (imperfections), 89 x 82 in.

$8,000-12,000

210 210. English Pictorial Silk Needlework, mid-17th century, stitched with silk, metallic threads, and metallic braid

210

210. English Pictorial Silk Needlework, mid-17th century, stitched with silk, metallic threads, and metallic braid on
210.
English Pictorial Silk Needlework, mid-17th century,
stitched with silk, metallic threads, and metallic braid on a
silk ground, depicting at center a castle over a royal couple,
each holding a shepherd’s crook, the figures surrounded by
an assortment of flowers, trees, birds, butterflies, and animals,
and lower frieze of a recumbent lion, a running stag, two
dogs, and a leopard, (minor imperfections), 14 x 17 1/2 in., in
a later molded giltwood frame.
$600-800
211.
Needlework Sampler, “MARTHA BRADLEY BORN
JANUARY THE 31 IN Ye YEAR 1774 AGD TWELVE YEARS,”
Dracut, Massachusetts, 1786, worked in silk threads on a
linen ground, with rows of alphabets over signature lines,
surrounded by solid-stitched floral borders on three sides and
lower geometric border, (background linen toned), 13 x 10
1/2 in., unframed.
Note: Martha Bradley was the daughter of Amos and
Elesebeth Bradley of Dracut, Massachusetts.
$600-800

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212
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212 213 212. Needlework Sampler, “Rebecca Whites Sampler worked in the twelfth year of her age

213

212. Needlework Sampler, “Rebecca Whites Sampler worked in the twelfth year of her age 1797,” possibly
212.
Needlework Sampler, “Rebecca Whites Sampler worked in the twelfth
year of her age 1797,” possibly Lancaster, Massachusetts, stitched
with silk threads on a linen ground, with rows of alphabets over a large
potted flower, flanked by baskets of fruit and flowers and enclosed on
three sides with a sawtooth border and a wide geometric flowering vine,
(toning), 17 1/2 x 11 3/4 in., unframed.
Note: This sampler is possibly the work of Rebecca White (b. April 10,
1785), the first child of nine born to Joseph and Rebecca (Hoar) White
of Lancaster, Massachusetts. The sampler was found in the 1970s, in
the home of a relative of Mary Elizabeth Sawyer (Mary of the nursery
rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) of Sterling, Massachusetts (Sterling
was once part of Lancaster). The name “Mary L. Sawyer” is inscribed
on a paper label stitched to the upper left of the sampler.
$600-800
213.
Large Needlework Sampler, “Abigail Walker AE’t 11 Y/1796,” possibly
Quincy, Massachusetts, area, worked in silk threads on a linen ground
with rows of alphabets over a pious verse and borders of ladies, birds
on a tree, and potted flowering plants, enclosed on three sides with a
sawtooth border and a wide geometric chain border with stylized flower
motifs, (toning, fading, scattered stitch losses), 21 x 15 1/2 in. (sight), in
a later molded wood frame.
Literature: A sampler with similarities in composition is illustrated
in American Samplers, by Bolton & Coe, originally published by the
Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Massachusetts, 1921, on p.
81. The sampler was made by a girl from Quincy, Massachusetts.
$300-500
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Small Needlework Sampler, “Dolly Woodis,” probably Massachusetts, late 18th/early 19th century, stitched with silk threads on a linen ground, with rows of alphabets above bands of flowers and geometric designs, (toning), 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in., unframed.

Provenance: The sampler was found in the 1970s, in the home of a relative of Mary Elizabeth Sawyer (Mary of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) of Sterling, Massachusetts (Sterling was once part of Lancaster).

$300-500

215.

Queen Anne Fan-carved Walnut and Maple Scroll-top High Chest

of Drawers, possibly Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, the upper section with swan’s neck cresting centering a scroll cutout, with three flame-carved and turned finials set into the lower section with valanced apron, original brasses, old refinish, ht. 88 3/4, case wd. 40, case dp. 20 in.

$10,000-15,000

216.

Pieter Vanderlyn (The Gansevoort Limner) (New York, 1687-1778)

Portrait of Elizabeth “Betje” Van Dyck Vosburg, c. 1725. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 31 x 26 in., in original frame; accompanied by a Van Dyck family bible printed in Amsterdam in 1702. Condition: Minor repairs, scattered retouch.

Provenance: The portrait and bible descended through nine generations of the Van Dyck and Yates families of the Albany and Schenectady areas of New York, and were sold at Christie’s Important Furniture and Decorative Arts Auction, January 15-16, 2004, lot 257.

Literature: Genealogy research from the Collections on the history of Albany: from its discovery to the present time, edited by Joel Munsell (Albany, New York, 1871), indicates Elizabeth was christened April 23, 1697, and was the second child of eight children born to Hendrick (1665-1707) and Maria [Schuyler] (1666-1742), both of Albany. It is reported that Hendrick, a surgeon, drowned April 11, 1707.

Note: Elizabeth is portrayed holding a flower in her right hand and a silver patchbox in her left. The patchbox is inscribed with “E” and “M,” the initials of Elizabeth and her husband Martin Vosburg. It is thought that her portrait commemorates their marriage of September 3, 1725, making it the earliest portrait known.

Martin Vosburg was born in Albany and christened January 31, 1697. Their marriage took place at the Albany Dutch Reformed Church, New York. They had one child, Elizabeth, born September 15, 1729.

$200,000-300,000

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220.

Queen Anne Carved and Upholstered Walnut and Maple Easy

Queen Anne Mahogany Drop-leaf Tea Table, probably

dia. 32 in.

Chair, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with arched crest and outward- scrolling arms on frontal cabriole legs ending in pad feet on platforms, with shaped knee returns, joined to the raking rear legs by block-,

$3,000-5,000

Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, the circular top on a shaped apron joining cabriole legs ending in pad feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 25 1/4,

vase-, and ring-turned stretchers, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 46

$3,000-5,000

1/4, seat ht. approx. 17, wd. at arms 35 1/2 in.

 

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218.

Queen Anne Carved Maple Armchair, probably Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, the spooned crest rail above vasiform splat and raking

continuing to legs ending in carved Spanish feet, turned stretchers,

Queen Anne Walnut Armchair, probably Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, with outward-scrolling arms, shaped seat rails, and block-, vase-, and ring-turned stretchers, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 40, seat ht. 17 1/2

stiles, with scrolled arms on block-, vase-, and ring-turned supports

refinished, (imperfections), ht. 41, seat ht. 16 1/2 in.

in.

$1,000-1,500

$2,500-3,500

 

222.

219.

Chippendale Mahogany Side Chair, Massachusetts, late 18th

Bird’s-eye Maple Apple Box, America, first half 19th century, the square dovetailed box with canted sides joined by a flat bottom, old

century, the shaped crest rail with scrolled terminals, pierced splat and chamfered raking stiles, on beaded seat frame with shaped brackets

refinish, (imperfections), ht. 3 1/2, wd. 8 1/4, dp. 8 1/4 in.

below, joining beaded legs and stretchers, ht. 38, seat ht. 18 in.

$500-700

$800-1,200

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223 222 225 224 223. 224.
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224.

Chippendale Black-painted Carved Mahogany Piecrust-top Tea Table, probably Ireland, late 18th century, the circular top tilts on a birdcage support, and vase- and ring-turned post, on foliate and scroll- carved cabriole leg base ending in claw-and-ball feet, old surface, ht. 28, dia. 27 in.

$1,500-2,500

Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair, attributed to George Bright, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, the shaped cresting with scroll-carved terminals above pierced carved splat with central foliate device, on square beaded legs and stretchers with shaped brackets, refinished, ht. 37 3/4, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.

$800-1,200

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225.

229.

Chippendale Mahogany Side Chair, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, late 18th century, the shaped crest rail with scrolled terminals above the beaded seat frame and H-stretcher joining square legs, old surface,

Pair of Brass Etched Mirrored Sconces, Continental, 19th century, two-light sconces with shell and quatrefoil etched designs on the shaped mirror back, (silver loss), ht. 18, wd. 10, dp. 7 3/4 in.

(imperfections), ht. 37 3/4, seat ht. 17 in.

$400-600

Literature: A chair with identical splat is illustrated and discussed in

Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast

(SPNEA, 1993), by Brock Jobe, cat. no. 89, pp. 328-30.

230.

$400-600

Three Early Brass Candlesticks, Denmark, 18th century, with pierced candle sockets on baluster shafts and round domed bases, ht. 9 1/2 in.

$4,000-6,000

226.

Neoclassical Gilt-gesso and Pink Marble “Bilbao” Mirror,

northwestern Spain, late 18th century, the cresting with urn issuing a floral spray and scrolling vines, and gilt-gesso urns continuing to

231.

freestanding marble columns flanking the rectangular frame and glass with gilt liner, the carved and turned drops center a pendant below, (imperfections), ht. 50 in.

Two Early Brass Candlesticks, Denmark, 17th century, elongated candle cups, pierced for candle extraction, on baluster shaft with mid- drip pan on a round domed base, (minor wear), ht. 10 3/8 in.

$2,000-3,000

$400-600

227.

Chippendale Mahogany Mirror, labeled Barnard Cermenati,

$600-800

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Newburyport, Massachusetts, late 18th century, with scrolled frame, gilded feathers on the crest, molded liner, ht. 25, wd. 13 in.

Eight Assorted Brass Candlesticks, six (three near pairs) Spain, 17th century, capstan-type candlesticks, and near pair of push-up candlesticks on octagonal domed bases, (minor imperfections), ht. 4-7

Provenance: The two largest capstan-type candlesticks were from

$250-350

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in.

Set of Six Mahogany Pierced Ladder-back Side Chairs, possibly Essex County, Massachusetts, late 18th century, old refinish, ht. 37 1/4, seat ht. 18 in.

the collection of Roger Bacon, sold at Skinner, and retain their auction stickers on the bottoms.

$1,500-2,500

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230 236 233. Two Repoussé Brass Candlesticks, Sweden or Denmark, late 17th century, similar in form,

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Two Repoussé Brass Candlesticks, Sweden or Denmark, late 17th century, similar in form, the candlesticks of thin rolled brass with repoussé decoration of fruit and flowers on the bobeche, mid-drip pan, and base, and gadrooned edges, on a spiral shaft, (dents, splits and repairs around bobeches and bases), ht. 7 1/2 in.

$300-500

234.

Five Assorted Brass Candlesticks, a pair of 17th century Dutch candlesticks with mid-drip pan and round domed bases, a pricket candlestick, probably Dutch, and a pair of early 18th century English candlesticks with faceted candle cups and octagonal bases, ht. 7-7 5/8 in.

$200-250

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Small Brass Four-light Chandelier, probably Denmark, mid-18th century, baluster shaft issuing four scrolled arms with candle cups and drip pans, ht. to top of shaft 11 1/2, dia. 14 1/2 in.

$200-250

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Chippendale Carved Mahogany Slant-lid Desk, probably Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, the stepped interior with central fan- carved drawer, with flanking valanced compartments and drawers, on a cockbeaded case of four graduated drawers on a claw-and-ball foot base centering a drop pendant, brasses appear to be original, (imperfections), ht. 41, wd. 39, dp. 21 in.

$1,500-2,500

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Queen Anne Walnut Dressing Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1730-50, molded overhanging top on a case of three drawers with double arch-molded borders and cockbeaded valanced skirt with two drop pendants, joining cabriole legs with arris knees continuing to pad feet on platforms, old replaced pulls, refinished, (restoration), ht. 29 1/2, case dp. 27 3/4, case dp. 18 in.

Diminutive Butternut Tall Case Clock, Jacob Jones, Pittsfield, New Hampshire, late 18th century, the hood with flat-molded cornice and flanking freestanding columns, with tombstone door enclosing brass engraved dial with Roman and Arabic Numerals, decorative spandrels, and lettered “Jacob Jones/at Pitsfield [sic]” in the arch with flanking birds, brass eight-day weight-powered movement, the waist with

$1,500-2,500

 

$700-900

thumb-molded tombstone door and molded base below, refinished, ht.

 

78 in.

238.

Queen Anne Fan-carved Cherry High Chest of Drawers, probably Connecticut, last half 18th century, original brasses, refinished with dark

241.

brown stain, (minor imperfections), ht. 73 1/2, case wd. 36 1/2, dp. 18

The Hadley Chest, by Clair Franklin Luther, The Case, Lockwood &

$400-600

in.

$4,000-6,000

Brainard Co., Hartford, Connecticut, 1935, 144 pages with illustrations

 

and supplemental list, linen boards and spine, with dust jacket, no. 469 of 525 copies, (tears and losses to dust jacket).

239.

Chippendale Maple Slant-lid Desk, probably New Hampshire, late 18th century, the stepped interior with fan-carved central drawer flanked by document drawers and valanced compartments above

242.

seven drawers, on case of four graduated thumb-molded drawers and bandy legs on pad feet centering a shaped pendant, old replaced

Delft Floral-decorated Plate, 18th century, centered with an urn of flowers with blossom border, (rim chips), dia. 13 1/4 in.

brasses, refinished, (restoration), ht. 44 3/4, wd. 38, dp. 19 1/2 in.

$250-300

$1,000-1,500

 

252

249

 

250

 

253

  • 251 255

254

256

243.

246.

Two Miniature Hand-painted Creamware Tea Bowls and Saucers,

Transfer-decorated Liverpool Pottery Jug, England, early 19th

England, made for the Dutch market, early 18th century, the tea bowls with polychrome enamel decoration of busts of an 18th century man and woman, probably William III and Mary, the saucers with a Dutch inscription, overall ht. 1 3/4, dia. 2 3/8-4 1/4 in.

century, creamware jug, one side depicting “Washington in Glory/ America in Tears,” the reverse with a ship flying an American flag, the seal of the United States under the spout, (minor imperfections), ht. 9 in.

$200-300

$600-800

247.

244.

Hand-painted Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Pitcher,

Wedgwood Queen’s Ware Center Bowl, England, early 19th century, oval footed bowl with hand-painted vine border, with molded laurel leaf and berry festoons and handles, impressed maker’s mark and “3YL” on base, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 9, lg. 15 in.

Elsmore & Forster, Tunstall, England, mid-19th century, the rim and sides decorated with exotic and domestic animals and figures, a round reserve under the spout inscribed “William Guy 1860,” (rim line, glaze wear to rim and spout), ht. 9 1/4 in.

$400-600

$200-400

248.

245.

Transfer-decorated Liverpool Pottery Jug, England, early 19th

Large Transfer-decorated Liverpool Pottery Jug, England, early 19th century, creamware jug transfer printed with Washington “Ascending to Glory” on one side and a ship flying an American flag on the reverse

century, creamware jug, one side depicting a memorial to Washington with inscription “First in War/First in Peace/First in Fame/First in Virtue/ Born 1732 Died-1799,” surrounded with the names of the original

with a standing figure of Hope below the spout, a flower sprig below the handle, (imperfections), ht. 12 in.

thirteen states (Kentucky substituted for Rhode Island), the reverse depicting an agrarian scene titled “The MOWER,” the seal of the United

$700-900

States under the spout, (minor rimline), ht. 9 in.

$600-800

249.

Rare War of 1812 Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Pitcher,

probably Enoch Wood & Sons, England, c. 1815-20, one side depicting “The Constitution’s Escape From The British Squadron After a Case of Sixty Hours,” with the names of each vessel identified, the reverse depicting “The Constitution Taking the Cyane and Levant,” both with printed titles below and with pink lustre borders, (repaired), ht. 6 3/4 in.

250.

$700-900

Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plate, England, c. 1824, pearlware plate centered with black-transfer decoration depicting the busts of “La Fayette” and “Washington” below a spreadwing eagle, with

blue feather-edge scalloped rim border, dia. 6 5/8 in.

251.

$600-800

Pair of “Commodore Truxton” Enameled Porcelain and Brass

Mirror Supports, England, late 18th/early 19th century, with polychrome enameled transfer-decorated enamel bust of Truxton, dia.

1 7/8 in.

Note: Commodore Thomas Truxton was the victorious commander of the U.S.S. Constellation, which defeated the French National frigates L’Insurgent and Vengeance in 1799 and 1800, respectively.

252.

$1,500-2,500

Red Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery President William

Henry Harrison Plate, England, c. 1839-40, the plate centered with a round reserve depicting a bust portrait of “General W.H. Harrison/Hero of the Thames 1813,” with printed title, over implements of war, with chickweed rim border, backstamped “James Tams & Co. Philadelphia Importers,” (rim repairs), dia. 9 1/2 in.

253.

$1,500-2,500

Transfer-decorated and Copper Lustre Staffordshire Pottery

Pitcher, England, c. 1824, with central rust-colored band with black transfer-decorated oval reserves, one side depicting “Cornwallis Resigning His Sword at York Town Oct. 19, 1781,” titled below, the other side showing “LaFayette” (crowned in glory), and an oval with fruit under the spout, between copper lustre bands, (repaired spout and handle), ht. 4 1/2 in.

254.

$800-1,200

Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Andrew Jackson Plate,

England, c. 1824-28, pearlware plate centered with a black transfer bust depicting “General Jackson/The Hero of New Orleans,” with pink lustre borders, (minor imperfections), dia. 8 5/8 in.

$500-700

255.

Transfer-decorated Canary Yellow Staffordshire Pottery Children’s

Mug, England, c. 1824, with black-transfer decoration depicting the busts of “La Fayette” and “Washington” below a spreadwing eagle, (imperfections), ht. 2 5/8 in.

256.

$500-700

War of 1812 Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Pitcher,

England, c. 1815-20, buff-colored body, with black-transfer decoration depicting naval heroes Commodore William Bainbridge on one side and James Lawrence on the other side, accented with pink lustre, (repaired), ht. 4 5/8 in.

Note: This pitcher depicts War of 1812 naval heroes William Bainbridge who commanded the U.S.S. Constitution in its victory over the H.M.S. Java, and James Laurence, who was second in command under Stephen Decatur in the successful raid on Tripoli in 1804, and who also assumed command of the U.S.S. Chesapeake, suffering a mortal wound in the battle against the H.M.S. Shannon, and who uttered the famous motto “Don’t Give Up the Ship.”

257.

$500-700

Transfer-decorated War of 1812 Staffordshire Pottery Plate, England, c. 1815-20, pearlware plate centered with an oval black- transfer design depicting the naval battle between the Hornet and the Peacock (untitled), with pink lustre rim border, dia. 8 3/8 in.

258.

$400-600

War of 1812 Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Pitcher, England, early 19th century, creamware pitcher, one side depicting a bust of Captain Isaac Hull of the U.S.S. Constitution, the reverse

showing Captain Jones of the frigate H.M.S. Guerriere, with an American eagle and shield below the spout, and pink lustre borders, (repaired), ht. 6 1/2 in.

Note: The figures on this jug commemorate a War of 1812 battle in which the U.S.S. Constitution, defeated the H.M.S. Guerriere, in August of 1812.

259.

$600-800

Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Admiral Nelson Jug,

England, early 19th century, pearlware jug with black transfer decoration, one side depicting the bust of “Admiral Lord Nelson” with his famous phrase uttered at the Battle of Trafalgar “England Expects Every Man to do his Duty,” the other side with a round reserve depicting the ship with a fort in the background, ht. 4 1/2 in.

$400-600

260

260.

Constantino Brumidi (Italian/American, 1805-1880)

Study for The Apotheosis of Washington in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol Building. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, dia. 35 1/4 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, re-stretched, scattered retouch.

Provenance: Purchased at auction in 1919 for $300.

Literature: Barbara Wolanin, Constantino Brumidi: Artist of the Capitol (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1998).

Note: In the late summer of 1852, artist Constantino Brumidi arrived in New York City from Italy, an expatriate artist of great skill and experience. Many of his fresco series in the classical style adorned public buildings, baroque-era residences, and churches throughout Rome, though it was to be his works in America that would define his career. Born in 1805, Brumidi began studying art at a young age, and continued his education under such 19th century luminaries (and classically trained artists) as Antonio Canova and Bertel Thorwaldsen. As early as 1840, scholar Barbara Wolanin tells us, Brumidi was doing public work at the Vatican, restoring 16th century frescoes in the Vatican’s Third Loggia. Throughout the 1840s, Brumidi worked steadily, building his resume and receiving acclaim.

Political winds in Italy shifted in the late 1840s, and a series of unfortunate events landed Brumidi in jail as a revolutionary. After some legal maneuverings, his sentence was commuted in March of 1852, and he left for the United States as a refugee half a year later, arriving in New York. There he worked regularly for two years, as his reputation grew. Late December of 1854 was the turning point in his career, Wolanin says, when he met Captain Montgomery C. Meigs, who was overseeing the ongoing construction and decoration at the United States Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. (Wolanin, p. 49). The Captain, knowing Brumidi’s talents, gave the artist an opportunity: to paint a fresco in what was to become the Agriculture Committee’s room, as a trial. Brumidi’s work on that fresco was a great success by all accounts, and as a result Meigs and the design group at the Capitol employed him steadily thereafter. Over the next quarter century, Brumidi would establish and cement his reputation as the “Artist of the Capitol.” He painted frescoes for the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, decorated a group of hallways now called “the Brumidi Corridors,” and designed and executed the decorative schemes for the Senate Library, the room used by the Senate Committee on Military Affairs, and the President’s Room. But it is his work on the Capitol Building’s focal point that has become his legacy.

Wolanin calls it Brumidi’s “masterpiece”—the huge fresco inside the Capitol’s magnificent new rotunda. Helped by a letter of recommendation from Captain Meigs, Brumidi was officially hired in 1862 by Thomas Walter, the architect of the Capitol’s extension and dome, and B.B. French, the Commissioner of Public Buildings. French, having realized that there existed “no artist in the United States, capable of executing a real fresco painting as it should be done…except Mr. Brumidi,” admits, “I do not see how we can do otherwise than employ him.” (Wolanin, p. 126).

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Fig. 3

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 28
Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 28
Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 28
Constantino Brumidi [GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons Brumidi had multiple visions for the

Constantino Brumidi [GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Brumidi had multiple visions for the rotunda painting before the official commission, beginning in 1859, which he nevertheless always envisioned as an apotheosis of Washington. Apotheosis paintings are a subject as classical as any—and refer to the rising of a subject to the divine or to the ideal. Great artists that Brumidi surely studied deified subjects in their art—Ingres with Homer, Rubens with Henry IV and others, and Francois Le Moyne with Hercules at Versailles. Of course, there was no better American subject in 1859 for an Apotheosis than George Washington, hero of the Revolution, father of the country, and the first President of the United States.

The Capitol painting’s circular geometry and its need to be viewed from 360 degrees presented some challenges in composition, however. Brumidi’s first designs fell short of meeting those criteria, and he wasn’t satisfied until he came to an important realization. Wolanin calls it his “crucial conceptual transition from easel painting to monumental mural,” which related more directly to the “soaring space” of the Rotunda (Wolanin, p. 143). Instead of a work in the typical horizontal orientation, Brumidi envisioned concentric rings of figures, ensuring that “the viewer would look up into the space of the apotheosis” (Wolanin, p. 143). The final design was sketched in oil at least once sometime between 1859 and 1862, and that design is offered as the present lot.

Brumidi imbued his Apotheosis with symbolism throughout, including allegories for the thirteen original colonies, and representations of Commerce, Marine, Science, War, Agriculture, and Mechanics. In the Renaissance tradition he knew well, Wolanin says, Brumidi depicted “historic or allegorical figures with the features of the artist’s notable contemporaries” (Wolanin, p. 129). Those representations include the Union shield-wielding personification of Freedom, vanquishing President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis as “Discord” and Alexander H. Stephen, Davis’s Vice President, as “Anger,” who is also being struck by a bolt of lightning (Fig. 1) (Wolanin, p. 129). In the representation of “Science,” Brumidi includes portraits of Benjamin Franklin, Robert Fulton, who invented the steam engine, and Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph (Fig. 2).

Washington himself, the focus of the viewer’s gaze, is at the center of a classical arrangement, flanked by two women—one representing Liberty, the other both Victory and Fame (Fig. 3). He is dressed in his military uniform and seated on a cloud. Above him is the bright yellow-white of the heavens, to which he ascends, and which acts as a halo to frame him. Surrounding the Rotunda’s apex with him are the thirteen female figures representing the original colonies, holding the banner with the familiar Latin phrase “E Pluribus Unum” (Out of Many, One).

Contemporary reactions to the final product in 1865 were overwhelmingly positive, and it was understood then, as now, that the Apotheosis of Washington in the Capital Rotunda is arguably the most important fresco painted in America. It is now seen by millions of visitors to the building each year, and stands as a testament to mid-19th century patriotism at a time of national crisis. It also serves as high reverence for a military and political leader of the highest esteem, instrumental to the beginnings of the United States of America, which Brumidi reportedly called “the one country on earth in which there is liberty” (Wolanin, p. 9).

$250,000-350,000

262

 

261

263

 

264

261.

Paint-decorated Pine Six-board Chest, New England, early 19th century, with original mustard yellow putty-painted surface in a repeating fan design, (some paint wear), ht. 24 1/2, wd. 41, dp. 17 1/2 in.

262.

$1,000-1,500

Red-painted Pine Slide-lid Trinket Box, New England, early 19th century, the chamfered lid with carved finger-hold on a dovetailed box with molded top edge and applied base molding, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 3 1/4, wd. 5 1/2, dp. 4 1/2 in.

263.

$700-900

Bittersweet-painted Pine Slide-lid Trinket Box, New England, last half 19th century, the lid opens to a nail-constructed box, old painted

surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 3 1/4, wd. 6 1/2, dp. 4 in.

264.

$500-700

Paint-decorated Pine and Poplar Blanket Chest, probably Pennsylvania, c. 1830, the dovetail-constructed box on turned feet, original red and burnt sienna painted surface, (paint wear), ht. 24, wd.

43 1/2, dp. 19 1/2 in.

$600-800

265.

Early Red-painted Pine Box, probably New England, late 17th century, nail-constructed box with pegged shaped lid with molded edges, ht. 3 3/4, wd. 6 3/8, dp. 4 1/2 in.

266.

$300-500

Early Red-washed Pine Box, America, late 18th century, rectangular dovetail-constructed box with wire-hinged and thumb-molded lid, applied molding to base, ht. 7 1/2, wd. 13, dp. 7 in.

266A.

$300-500

Blue-gray-painted Six-board Chest, probably New York State, late 18th century, the hinged lift top opens to a well with till, above a dovetailed case lettered in white “Mary Oosterhaut,” with applied molded lower edge, original surface, (imperfections), ht. 15, wd. 35, dp. 14 in.

$800-1,200

267. 270.
267.
270.
267. 270. 270, with reverse view Two Small Green-painted Lapped-seam Pantry Boxes and a Nantucket Basket,

270, with reverse view

Two Small Green-painted Lapped-seam Pantry Boxes and a

Nantucket Basket, America, late 19th/early 20th century, round and oval pantry boxes, and a small round Nantucket basket with turned hardwood base, (losses to lashing on rim of basket), ht. 2 5/8-3, dia. 4 7/8-6 1/4 in.

$300-500

Asahel Lynde Powers (American, 1813-1843)

Portrait of a Boy Studying Geometry. Signed and dated on the reverse “A.L. Powers Painted Oct : 1839,” with three small sketches of two heads in profile and a rose also appearing on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a later frame. Condition: Good, small old tear u.r., minor retouch to hair.

268.

Mustard-painted Turned Wooden Mortar with a Porcelain and Wood Pestle, America, 19th century, (minor chip to pestle), mortar ht. 6 5/8, pestle lg. 9 3/4 in.

269.

$300-500

Red-painted Pine Knife Box, probably New England, early 19th century, canted sides on rectangular box with shaped divider with cut- out handle, (paint wear), ht. 8 1/4, wd. 7 1/4, lg. 15 in.

$300-500

Literature: This portrait is illustrated in Antiques Magazine, November, 1973, in an article titled “Asahel Powers, painter of Vermont faces,” by Nina Fletcher Little, p. 850; written in accordance with the exhibition of Powers’s work at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection in Williamsburg, Virginia, which took place in late 1973.

Note: Asahel Powers was born on February 28, 1813, in Springfield, Vermont, and began his career as a portrait artist by the time he turned 18. His early works were done on wood panels, later changing to canvas as he traveled farther west. In his early works he used heavy gray shadowing, strong outlines, and boldly painted clothing with detailed accessories. He left New York some time after 1841 to join his parents who settled in Olney, Illinois, and died there on August 23,

1843.

$8,000-12,000

271 272 271. Erastus Salisbury Field (American, 1805-1900) Portrait of Harriet Henderson Hubbard , c. 1840.

271

271 272 271. Erastus Salisbury Field (American, 1805-1900) Portrait of Harriet Henderson Hubbard , c. 1840.

272

271.

Erastus Salisbury Field (American, 1805-1900)

Portrait of Harriet Henderson Hubbard, c. 1840.

Unsigned.

Oil on canvas, 27 x 24 in., in a later

molded giltwood frame. Condition: Retouch, stable craquelure.

Provenance: According to information provided by the consignor, the portrait descended in the family of the sitter to Clara Adams Bosworth of Amherst, Massachusetts, and was purchased from her estate.

Note: Harriet Henderson Hubbard was born September 3, 1819, the daughter of Ashley (b. 1792) and Harriet (Henderson) Hubbard. They resided on Ashley’s father’s family farm in Plumtrees (Sunderland), near Amherst, Massachusetts, and interestingly, the farm where Erastus Salisbury Field spent a major portion of his life. Harriet married Christopher C. Adams (b. 1814) on June 1, 1843; she died in 1857.

 

$4,000-6,000

272.

Prior-Hamblen School (American, 19th Century)

Portrait of a Young Woman. Unsigned. Oil on artist board, picturing the woman seated before red tasseled drapery, 14 1/8 x 10 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Very good.

$1,000-1,500

273 274 273. Attributed to Sturtevant Hamblen (Maine and Massachusetts, fl. 1837-1856) Portrait of Ella Pettingell.

273

273 274 273. Attributed to Sturtevant Hamblen (Maine and Massachusetts, fl. 1837-1856) Portrait of Ella Pettingell.

274

273.

Attributed to Sturtevant Hamblen (Maine and

Massachusetts, fl. 1837-1856)

Portrait of Ella Pettingell. Unsigned, the subject identified on an engraved brass plaque below. Oil on canvas, 27 x 22 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch.

Note: Ella Pettingell was the daughter of Enoch A. Pettingell (1812-1870) and Sarah B. Ordiorne, born November 19, 1849. She married Laurence Taylor in Boston around 1867. A family genealogy accompanies the portrait. Her father’s portrait is lot 274.

$6,000-8,000

274.

Attributed to William Matthew Prior (American,

1806-1873)

Folk Art Portrait of Enoch Adams Pettingell.

Unsigned, the subject identified on an engraved brass

plaque below.

Oil on canvas, 27 x 22 in., in a period

gilt-gesso frame, accompanied by a family genealogy. Condition: Relined, retouch to two probable repaired tears, u.l. background and along right side of head.

Note: Enoch A. Pettingell (1812-1870) was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, and married Sarah B. Ordiorne on January 22, 1834 in Andover, Massachusetts. Together they had a daughter, Ella (b. November 19, 1849), whose portrait is lot 273.

$1,500-2,500

280 277. Two Indian-made Paint-decorated Splint Baskets, 19th century, rectangular baskets, one with handles and two

280

277.

Two Indian-made Paint-decorated Splint Baskets, 19th century, rectangular baskets, one with handles and two yellow-painted bands ornamented with red and blue vegetable-stamped flowers, the other is covered with salmon and yellow painted splints, (losses), ht. 5 3/4, 11, lg. 17, 18 3/4 in., respectively.

Provenance: Estate of Susan Parrish.

278.

$300-500

Blue Pictorial-printed Covered Bandbox, America, c. 1835, oblong form with a sailing ship on the cover and the inscription “PROSPERITY TO OUR COMMERCE AND OUR MANUFACTURERS,” and a village scene depicted around the sides, printed in blue, green, brown, and

white varnishes, (wear, losses), ht. 12 1/2 in.

279.

$400-600

Covered Bandbox, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, area, c. 1847, oval box with pine top and bottom covered with a floral and foliate wallpaper in green, white, and brown varnishes on an ivory-colored ground, the interior lined with the 1847 dated Mifflintown Times newspaper, (minor wear, toning, and losses), ht. 11 1/2, wd. 12, lg. 16 in.

280.

$300-500

Large Framed Memorial Silhouette of a Young Girl, Whately, Franklin County, Massachusetts, c. 1830, depicting “Ruth Dickenson Sanderson/Died Aug. 12, 1830,” life-size hollow-cut bust-length silhouette, the girl’s hair enhanced with watercolor, over an ink inscribed verse to her memory, (toning, foxing, small losses on lower edge), sight size 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.

Note: Ruth Dickenson Sanderson was born April 29, 1829, to Asa and Naomi Sanderson, who resided in Whately, Massachusetts.

$600-800

275.

Painted and Vegetable-stamped Covered Splint Basket, Native American-made, possibly New York State, 19th century, rectangular basket, the splints painted red and blue, and ornamented with blue vegetable-stamped blossoms, the interior lined with an early 19th century Albany Argus newspaper and piece of floral wallpaper, (fading, losses to lashing), ht. 11 3/4, wd. 14 1/2, lg. 18 1/2 in.

Provenance: Estate of Susan Parrish.

276.

$300-500

Painted and Vegetable-stamped Covered Splint Basket,

Northeastern Woodland Indian tribe, 19th century, rectangular basket painted with dark blue and salmon bands ornamented with stamped flower blossoms, the interior lined with early wallpaper, ht. 9 1/4, wd.

10, lg. 13 1/2 in.

Provenance: Estate of Susan Parrish.

$300-500

281.

American School, 19th Century

Small Portrait of a Boy with a Whip and Spinning Top. Unsigned. Watercolor on card, 7 1/8 x 6 7/8 in., in a period bird’s-eye maple frame. Condition: Light toning and moisture stains.

282.

American School, 19th Century

$200-400

Small Folk Portrait of a Girl Playing with Her Spaniel. Unsigned. Watercolor on card, 7 1/4 x 5 5/8 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Very good.

283.

American School, 19th Century

$200-400

Theorem with Two Squirrels on a Leafy Branch. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 12 1/2 x 16 1/4 in., in a period painted wood frame. Condition: Minor toning, light moisture stains to background.

$600-800

283 284 284. Framed Theorem with a Tilted Bowl with Fruit, reportedly from Connecticut, 19th century,

283

283 284 284. Framed Theorem with a Tilted Bowl with Fruit, reportedly from Connecticut, 19th century,

284

284.

Framed Theorem with a Tilted Bowl with Fruit, reportedly from Connecticut, 19th century, watercolor on velvet, (toning, stains), 15 x 18 in., in a period molded giltwood frame.

Provenance: Purchased by James Abbe from a descendant of the Thomas Dering family of Sag Harbor, New York; purchased from James Abbe, Jr., of Oyster Bay, New York, by the consignor.

$2,000-3,000

285.

American School, 19th Century

Still Life of Fruit. Unsigned.

Oil on panel, 12 x 14 in., in a period

grain-painted frame. Condition: Good, minor retouch and frame rub.

Provenance: Estate of Susan Parrish.

$300-500

 

286.

Green-glazed Covered Redware Pitcher, Bristol County, Massachusetts, late 18th/early 19th century, baluster-form with green copper oxide glaze, ornamented with reeded bands around the cover rim and shoulder of vessel, (minor chips and glaze loss), ht. 11 in.

286

 

Provenance: Found in Westport, Massachusetts, in an early farmhouse pantry.

$8,000-12,000

287.

Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Bath (Aiken County), South Carolina, area, second half 19th century, alkaline glazed jug with modeled features, with applied white kaolin eyes pierced at the center, and teeth, ht. 4 1/2 in.

Provenance: Family descent of a Massachusetts antiquarian who collected antiques in the early 20th century. The base of the vessel is inscribed “Aiken S.C.” and with his inventory number “468.” An early 20th century note inscribed by him and retrieved from the interior of the vessel is inscribed “Monkey Jug= made at Bath S.C. 1862 by negro slaves/Aiken S.C.”

Literature: The topic of slave-made face jugs is discussed in two articles in Ceramics in America, Chipstone Foundation, 2006.

In the article titled “Fluid Vessel: Journey of the Jug,” by John A. Burrison, pp. 93-121, the history of pottery jug-making in America and the early Southern face vessels made by enslaved African- American potters, in particular the jugs made at Colonel Thomas Davies Palmetto Fire Brick Works at Bath in west-central South Carolina. Burrison states the jugs are “Distinguished by bulging eyes and bared teeth of kaolin inset into the stoneware

... of anthropomorphic clay vessels made in West Africa (the chief source of the Atlantic slave trade) had on the Afro-Carolinian slaves.

clay body

,”

and proposes the probable influence

In a related article titled “Making Faces:

Archaeological Evidence of African-American Face Jug Production,” by Mark M. Newell with Peter Lenzo, pp. 122-138, the origins and use of pottery face vessels are discussed. In particular, the authors are concerned with vessels made by African slave potters in the area around Bath,

  • 287 South Carolina, and nearby Georgia potteries in the early 1860s to 1870s, as well as examples of face vessel pottery shards dug from the former Miles Mill, at Edgefield, South Carolina, all which show several characteristics similar to the jug offered here. Interestingly, the article states that the larger face jugs were “used as water vessels called ‘monkey’ jugs—after monkeyed, a southern term for the dehydrating effect of the summer heat.” Small jugs such as the one offered here aroused curiosity as to their use, as they were so small that they would not hold much liquid to quench a thirsty individual. It also mentions the 1909 interview by early American historian Edwin AtLee Barber with a South Carolina plantation pottery owner, Colonel Davies, who commented that the small jugs were used by the slaves “for their own purposes,” inferring a connection between the jugs and possible religious or ritual practices.

$800-1,200

288

289

288.

290.

“COMMERAWS STONEWARE” Crock with Incised Cobalt

Salt-glazed Stoneware Jar, attributed to Frederick Carpenter, Boston,

$400-600

Decoration, Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, New York, late 18th/ early 19th century, four-gallon ovoid crock with open loop lug handles, molded neck above the shoulder ornamented with incised swag and tassels filled with cobalt blue glaze, impressed maker’s mark “COMMERAWS STONEWARE N.YORK,” and cobalt-daubed handle

Note: According to recent research by Brandt Zipp, a stoneware

$3,000-5,000

early 19th century, ovoid three-gallon jar with open loop handles, brown bands around the shoulder and base, impressed “BOSTON 313 3/4 in.” on the shoulder, Albany slip-glazed interior, (imperfections), ht. 12 1/2 in.

terminals, (minor imperfections), ht. 11 3/4 in.

291.

historian and auctioneer in Sparks, Maryland, Thomas W. Commeraw was a free African American potter working in the late 18th/early 19th century, on Manhattan Island, New York. His workshop was located on the Lower East Side waterfront, and his surviving body of work represents the largest known by a free black potter before the abolition of slavery in the United States.

Four Troy, New York, Pottery Stoneware Items, 19th century, three jugs: a three-gallon size with brushed cobalt leaf design, marked “J. CLARK & CO TROY,” a gallon size with brushed cobalt leaf design impressed “TROY NY POTTERY,” and a gallon size with cobalt inscription “M. Sheehan 833 River St. Troy NY”; a wide-mouth jar with lug handles decorated with a cobalt flower sprig marked “I.SEYMOU[R] TROY,” (imperfections), ht. 8 1/2-16 in.

$400-600

289.

“COMMERAWS STONEWARE” Jug with Incised Cobalt

292.

Decoration, Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, New York, late 18th/ early 19th century, ovoid gallon jug ornamented with cobalt-filled incised crescents and tassels over impressed maker’s mark “COMMERAWS STONEWARE CORLEARS HOOK N.YORK,” and with cobalt daubed handle terminal, (minor imperfections), ht. 13 1/4 in.

Stoneware Jug, possibly Frederick Carpenter, Boston, or Joshua Letts, Cheesequake, New Jersey, early 19th century, ovoid jug ornamented with a stippled circle around the neck and four stippled circles flanking a serpentine line on the shoulder, transparent brown salt-glazed surface, (base chips), ht. 18 in.

Note: See lot 288.

$3,000-5,000

$500-700

294

295

297

298

296

293.

297.

Cobalt-decorated Salt-glazed Jug and Mug, Germany, 18th century, the spherical jug with spout and handle decorated about the sides with cobalt-filled incised stags, horses, stars, and scrolled foliage; a mug made for the English market, with ribbed bands flanking an impressed Georgius Rex medallion flanked by two incised cobalt-daubed birds,

$500-700

Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird, Israel Seymour & Co., Troy, New York, early 19th century, two-gallon ovoid jug with applied reeded handle with cobalt brushed terminal, the front shoulder decorated with an incised cobalt-filled bird perched on a branch, impressed maker’s mark, ht. 13 1/4 in.

inscribed “No. 45” under the rim, (repaired crack), ht. 5 3/8, 6 in.,

$600-800

respectively.

 

298.

294.

Slip-decorated Redware Loaf Dish, America, early 19th century, oblong dish with coggled rim decorated with wavy lines and leaves, (glaze wear, chips), ht. 3 1/4, wd. 11 7/8, lg. 15 1/2 in.

Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird Decoration, America, mid to late 19th century, straight-sided two-gallon crock with lug handles, decorated with a bird perched on a branch, ht. 8 1/4 in.

$800-1,200

$300-500

299.

295.

Three Cobalt Leaf-decorated Stoneware Crocks, America, third quarter 19th century, Norton, a two-gallon crock marked “E. & L.P. NORTON BENNINGTON VT,” a gallon crock marked “F.B. NORTON & CO. WORCESTER MASS.,” and an unmarked gallon crock, ht. 7 1/4-8

$400-600

Risley Pottery Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Jar, Sidney Risley, Norwich, Connecticut, c. 1850, wide-mouth jar with lug handles, the body decorated with grape clusters, Albany slip-glazed interior, impressed “S. RISLEY NROWICH [sic]” on neck, ht. 10 3/4 in.

3/4 in.

$300-500

300.

Painted and Bronzed Tin Pottery Trade Sign, “SNOW & COOLIDGE. EARTHENWARE. WEST STERLING MASS.,” 18 x 14 in., accompanied by a late 19th century illustrated wholesale catalog booklet for the

296.

Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Jug, America, mid to late 19th century, gallon jug with stylized cobalt blue floral decoration, (minor lip chip), ht. 11 1/2 in.

$300-500

Wachusett Pottery, which was owned by Marcus Snow and Henry Coolidge in West Sterling, Massachusetts.

Note: According to the booklet, The Wachusett Pottery was established in 1820. It was the largest of the three major potteries in the area, and their wares were made from the clay from the Stillwater River.

$300-500

301

301.

303 301A.
303
301A.

Paint-decorated Chest over Drawer, possibly southeastern Massachusetts, late 18th century, the hinged molded lid above a case with thumb-molded drawer, and cutout ends, original surface of gray paint with black feathering and borders, (imperfections), ht. 34, wd. 42, dp. 19 1/4 in.

$1,500-2,500

Brown-painted Slat-back Armchair, New England, mid-18th century, with four reverse-graduated arched slats joining turned stiles with bulbous finials, above shaped arms on vase- and ring-turned legs joined by double stretchers, ht. 42 1/2, seat ht. 16 in.

$800-1,200

307

306

302.

305.

Red-painted Press Bed, New England, late 18th century, with tapered chamfered head posts joined to the folding foot posts by rails, original surface, handmade olive green wool hangings, head post ht. 84 in.

Pine Cherry and Ash Trestle-foot Harvest Table, probably New England, early 19th century, with rectangular top on shaped supports and trestle feet joined by perpendicular stretchers with keyed tenons,

$400-600

old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, dp. 33 3/4, lg. 96 1/4 in.

$800-1,200

303.

Red-painted Tavern Table with Drawer, New England, mid-18th

306.

century, rectangular overhanging top on block-turned incised legs joined by a straight apron with thumb-molded drawer and square stretchers below, old surface of red paint, (imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 49, dp. 26 1/2 in.

Carved Burl Bowl, New England, 19th century, the bowl of slightly irregular oblong shape with rounded sides, old dry work surface, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 18, dp. 13 in.

$800-1,200

Provenance: Estate of Susan Parrish.

$1,000-1,500

304.

Red-painted Pine and Maple Chair Table, New England, late 18th

$3,000-5,000

307.

century, the circular top tilts on four square legs joined by a horizontal rail, medial seat, and square stretchers, ht. 28, top dia. 46 1/2 in.

Red-painted Maple and Pine Table, New England, c. 1790, the overhanging top with rounded corners, on square chamfered tapering legs joined by a beaded apron, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 42, dp. 28 in.

$600-800

310

308.

310.

Blue-painted Pine Console Table, New England, early 19th century, the demilune scrub top on three square tapering legs joined by a perpendicular frame, old surface, ht. 29, wd. 36, dp. 17 1/2 in.

Green-painted Wood Case of Drawers, America, mid-19th century, possibly a jeweler’s box, molded top and base, with fifty-five small dovetail-constructed drawers, (minor wear and paint loss), ht. 16 1/4, wd. 13, dp. 5 7/8 in.

Provenance: Estate of Susan Parrish.

$1,200-1,800

$400-600

 

311.

309.

Miniature Grain-painted Chest of Drawers, New Hampshire, 19th

Blue-painted Pine Six-board Chest, New England, early 19th century, on bootjack ends, old surface, (minor paint wear), ht. 23 1/2, wd. 35

century, shaped backsplash above case with overhanging top drawer over three drawers, a shaped skirt centering a contrasting panel flanked

1/2, dp. 17 1/2 in.

by turned split columns on turned feet, brass knobs, (imperfections), ht.

$400-600

12, wd. 8 7/8, dp. 7 in.

$600-800

312

312.

Carved and Painted Bust of a Black Woman Wearing a Liberty Cap, possibly New England, c. 1850-60, depicting a young black woman wearing a tasseled cap painted red with a gold band, ht. 19, wd. 10, dp. 5 in.

Literature: American Folk Sculpture by Robert Bishop (E.P. Dutton, 1974), p. 319. The bust is illustrated and noted that, “the sculpture possibly reflects the fact that prior to the Civil War, New England was a hotbed of passionate Abolitionist sentiment, which was fanned by such literary efforts as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s sensational novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

Exhibitions: American Folk Art, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, October 1–30, 1974.

Note: The bust was reportedly found in the mid-20th century, by New York City antiques dealer Gerald Kornblau; ex-collection of Mrs. Jacob (Alice) M. Kaplan.

$50,000-75,000

313

313. Life-sized Carved and Painted Wood Figure of a Recumbent Lamb, 19th century, ht. 18, lg.
313.
Life-sized Carved and Painted Wood Figure of a
Recumbent Lamb, 19th century, ht. 18, lg. 29 1/2 in.
$6,000-8,000
314.
Carved Gilt and Polychrome-painted Striding Rooster
Figure, America, late 19th century, possibly a model for a
carousel figure, with delineated eyes, beak, and feathers,
mounted on a molded walnut base, (imperfections),
overall ht. 14 1/2, wd. 7, lg. 18 in.
$800-1,200
315.
Black Forest Carved and Painted Rabbit Shelf
Plaque, Germany, late 19th century, shaped shelf over
a carved and painted rabbit head with glass eyes, on a
shield-shaped plaque with carved leafy vine motif, (minor
crack to back), ht. 13 1/4, wd. 11 1/4, dp. 6 3/4 in.
$400-600
316.
Carved Hardwood Humidor in the Form of a Bulldog
Head, early 20th century, the hinged lid with inset googly
eyes opens just above the nose to reveal a removable
brass cylinder, (imperfections), ht. 8 3/4 in.
$300-500

315

317

 

317.

Chippendale Carved Cherry Chest-on-chest,

probably Connecticut, late 18th century, the top section with central fan-carved short drawer, lower section having two drawers, each with a two-drawer facade, on scrolled cutout bracket feet, brasses appear to be original, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 75 3/4, case wd. 40, case dp. 18 1/2 in.

$6,000-8,000

318.

Queen Anne Fan-carved Cherry Dressing Table,

probably Connecticut, c. 1740-60, the overhanging molded top above a case of long drawer and three short drawers, and a valanced apron joining cabriole legs ending in pad feet on platforms, replaced brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 31 1/4, case wd. 29 3/4, case dp. 18 1/2 in.

$3,000-5,000

318

 

319

319.

Queen Anne Fan-carved Cherry High Chest of

Drawers, probably Connecticut, c. 1750-80, the top section with three short and four long drawers, set into the lower case of long drawer and three short drawers, brasses appear to be original, dark stained surface, (imperfections), ht. 71 1/2, wd. 37 3/4, dp. 19 1/4 in.

$6,000-8,000

320.

Chippendale Carved Cherry Card Table, probably Connecticut, late 18th century, with two cockbeaded half drawers and gadroon-carved skirt with pierced brackets joining square molded legs, (minor imperfections), ht. 29, case wd. 33, case dp. 16 1/2 in.

320

$2,500-3,500

321

321.

Chippendale Cherry Linen Press, New England, late 18th century, in two sections, the top with cornice molding above two paneled hinged doors flanked by inlaid pilasters, set into the lower section of three long drawers, all on ogee bracket base, brass hardware appears to be original, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 74 1/2, lower case wd. 46, lower case dp. 18 1/2 in.

$2,500-3,500

322

322.

Queen Anne Tiger Maple High Chest of Drawers, New England, mid-

18th century, replaced brass, refinished, (alterations), ht. 70, case wd. 37, case dp. 18 1/4 in.

$3,000-5,000

323

 

323.

Tiger Maple Tall Chest, probably Rhode Island, late 18th century, six graduated drawers, the top- and bottommost with two-drawer facades, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 61 1/2, case wd. 36, dp. 18 in.

$3,000-5,000

324.

Chippendale Tiger Maple Chest of Drawers, probably Rhode Island, last half 18th century, the case of two

thumb-molded half drawers and four graduated long drawers, on bracket feet, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 41 3/4, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 18 in.

$1,500-2,500

324

328

325.

Queen Anne Maple Drop-leaf Tea Table, possibly New Hampshire, mid-18th century, the circular top on cabriole legs ending in pad feet on platforms joined by a shaped skirt, (imperfections), ht. 27, dia. 36 in.

326.

$800-1,200

Small Queen Anne Mahogany Veneer Mirror, England or America, late 18th century, the scrolled cresting above the shaped molded frame and beveled glass, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 23 1/2, wd. 12 in.

$600-800

327.

Walnut Veneer and Gilt-gesso Rococo Mirror, probably northern Europe, late 18th century, the shaped crest centering an applied floral device, the mirror glass below with beaded surround, ht. 25 in.

328.

$300-500

Walnut Glazed Step-back Cupboard, Pennsylvania, last half 18th century, in two parts, the top section with hinged cupboard doors opening to a blue-painted interior of three grooved shelves, above arched opening with flanking reeded quarter-columns, set into lower

section of three short drawers above cupboard doors with fielded panels, on molded dovetailed bracket base, old replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 88, case wd. 54, dp. 21 in.

$2,000-3,000

344

345

346

347 (partial)

348

329.

332.

Two Early American Furniture Reference Books, Eastern Shore, Virginia, Raised-Panel Furniture 1730-1830, by James R. Melchor, N. Gordon Lohr, and Marilyn S. Melchor, The Chrysler Museum, publisher, 1982, softcover, 135 pages with illustrations; Furniture and Its Makers

Pewter Teapot, probably William Calder, Providence, Rhode Island, first half 19th century, pear-shape with domed lid, black-painted pewter handle, worn eagle mark with faint “PROVID.” on base, (imperfections), ht. 7 1/4 in.

of Chester County, Pennsylvania, by Margaret Berwind Schiffer, Schiffer Publishing, Exton, Pennsylvania, 1978, with illustrations, pressed paper boards and spine, (tears to spine, corners bumped).

 

$400-600

 

$500-700

333.

330.

Pewter Porringer, Samuel E. Hamlin, Jr., Providence, Rhode Island, first half 19th century, round bulbous form with boss bottom, pierced flowered handle with eagle touchmark, (minor dents and pitting), bowl

$300-500

Classical Walnut and Tiger Maple and Burl Inlaid Bureau, western Pennsylvania or Ohio, c. 1830, the top with three short drawers on

dia. 4 3/4 in.

projecting case of four drawers inlaid with arrows flanked by engaged scrolls inlaid with single arrows and hearts, the ends each with tiger maple inset panels, all on scrolled feet, turned wooden pulls, refinished,

334.

(imperfections), overall ht. 45, case wd. 40 1/2, dp. 20 1/2 in.

Pair of Pewter Candlesticks, Joshua B. & Henry H. Graves,

 

$600-800

Middletown, Connecticut, mid-19th century, the candle cups with removable bobeches, impressed maker’s mark on base, (minor wear), ht. 9 3/4 in.

331.

$400-600

Prisoner Calligraphic Exercise Depicting the Lord’s Prayer,

reportedly Pennsylvania, c. 1855, (minor toning, foxing), 18 1/4 x 14 1/2 in.

335.

Provenance: Estate of Susan Parrish.

Half-pint Pewter Mug, Boardman & Hart, New York City, 1828-53, the

$300-500

mug with medial band and molded base, scroll handle, “BOARDMAN & HART/N YORK” mark on base, (minor wear), ht. 3 3/4 in.

$400-600

336.

343.

Pewter Coffeepot, Boardman & Hart, New York, after 1830, double- bulbed form enhanced with incised lines, domed hinged cover, impressed maker’s marks on base, (imperfections), ht. 11 1/2 in.

Paint-decorated Tinware Bread Basket and Two Trays, America, early 19th century, the bread basket ornamented with wide bands of yellow, red, and salmon-colored fruit alternating with a large green leaf,

$300-500

on an asphaltum ground, the two oblong trays with chamfered corners decorated with flower and fruit decorated white-banded borders, (paint wear), dia. 12 1/2 in.

337.

$400-600

Two Pewter Plates, Connecticut, late 18th/early 19th century, both with single reed brim, one by Joseph Danforth, Middletown, Connecticut, with rampant lion between columns struck twice over four small hallmarks; the other plate by Samuel Danforth, Norwich,

$400-600

344.

Connecticut, with circular eagle mark struck twice, (minor wear), dia. 7 7/8 in.

Paint-decorated Tinware Dome-top Trunk, America, early 19th century, hinged lid on trunk with wire handle, painted with a white band on the front with red and green leaves over a red, green, and yellow floral spray, on an asphaltum ground, (paint loss), ht. 7, wd. 9 3/4, dp. 6 1/2 in.

338.

$300-500

Pewter and Glass Cruet Set and a Pewter Teapot, America, early 19th century, the pewter cruet stand with maker’s mark for Israel Trask, Beverly, Massachusetts, containing five unmatched colorless glass cruets; the teapot with mark for George Richardson, Cranston, Rhode

$200-300

345.

Island, (imperfections), ht. 8 3/8, 7 3/4 in.

Red-painted and Decorated Tinware Coffeepot, America, early 19th century, lighthouse-form with hinged lid and gooseneck spout, decorated with bands of white, yellow, and green stylized leaves and fruit, on a red ground, (paint loss), ht. 9 3/4 in.

339.

$600-800

Pewter Chalice and Whale Oil Lamp, America, first half 19th century, tulip-form chalice worked by Israel Trask, Beverly, Massachusetts, impressed maker’s mark “I.TRASK” on base; truncated cone-shaped lamp by Smith & Co., Albany, New York, impressed maker’s mark on

$300-500

346.

base, ht. 5 1/8, 6 3/8 in.

Paint-decorated Oval Tinware Trunk, America, early 19th century, slightly domed hinged lid on oval trunk, the front decorated with a white

340.

band painted with red fruit and green leaves, the cover with stylized leaf motifs in yellow, all on an asphaltum ground, (minor paint wear), ht. 5 1/2, dia. 7 1/4 in.

Pewter Flagon, Israel Trask, Beverly, Massachusetts, c. 1820-35, lighthouse-form with domed lid, molded fillet, scroll handle with molded thumb-piece, and molded base, impressed maker’s mark “I.TRASK” on base, ht. 10 1/4 in.

$300-500

$600-800

347.

341.

Seven Paint-decorated Tinware Items, America, early 19th century, a red-painted tea caddy decorated with stylized fruit, a beaker with red berries and yellow leaves, miniature kettle decorated with fruit and

$400-600

Two Pewter “Love” Plates, attributed to John Andrew Brunstrom, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1781-93, the larger plate with single reed brim, circular mark with facing birds and “LOVE” inscription crown, and “XX” quality mark and “LONDON” struck three times; the small round

$400-600

flowers, a lamp filler, a wall pocket or matchholder, a small dome-top trunk, and a white floral-decorated box, (wear, paint loss), ht. 2 5/8-7 1/2 in.

plate with circular mark with facing birds and “LOVE,” crown and “X” quality mark, and “LONDON” struck once, dia. 12, 7 3/4 in.

 

348.

342.

Paint-decorated Tinware Dome-top Trunk, Berlin, Connecticut, area, early 19th century, decorated with swags and blossoms in red and

Literature: A similarly decorated trunk is in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

Two Pairs of Mirrored Tin Candle Sconces, America, one pair 19th century, with round dished reflectors of radiating geometric mirror segments, with a tin candle cup continuing to black-painted turned wood base with red striping, (minor cracked segments), ht. 9 1/4, wd. 8; the other pair, early 20th century, with round dished reflectors of radiating geometric mirror segments with cobalt blue glass starburst at center, with tin candle cup and corrugated drip pan, ht. 11 3/4, wd. 10

yellow on an asphaltum ground, with brass swing handle, (paint losses), ht. 6 1/4, wd. 9, dp. 4 1/2 in.

Folk Art Center in Williamsburg, Virginia, and is illustrated in American Painted Tinware: A Guide To Its Identification, Vol. I, by Gina Martin and Lois Tucker, The Historical Society of Early American Decoration, p. 33.

1/4 in.

$400-600

$600-800

349

350

349.

Federal Inlaid Mahogany Card Table with Drawer, School of Thomas Howard, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, c. 1795, inlaid with herringbone banding, crossbanding, and stringing, refinished, old brass pulls, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 17 1/2 in.

$2,000-3,000

350.

Federal Carved Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer Sofa,

attributed to John and Thomas Seymour, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1815, the arched cresting and downward-sloping sides continuing to rounded handholds on vase- and ring-turned reeded supports on bird’s-eye maple panels and vase- and ring-turned swelled, reeded legs, refinished, ht. 34 3/4, lg. 77 in.

$8,000-12,000

 

355

356

357

351.

355.

Federal Carved and Upholstered Mahogany Sofa, New York or New England, c. 1820, the reeded tablet cresting joining downward-sloping scrolled reeded arms, on vase- and ring-turned supports continuing to legs, and joined by a straight reeded skirt, refinished, ht. 36, wd. 75

 

Federal Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Work Table, probably New England, c. 1815-20, the sides with bird’s-eye maple panels and mahogany crossbanding, with two drawers and a bag frame, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/4, wd. 18, dp. 16 in.

1/2, dp. 27 in.

$1,000-1,500

 

$1,000-1,500

 

356.

352.

Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Work Table,

Federal Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1800, the elliptic front top with half-serpentine ends and string-inlaid banded edge on a conforming string-inlaid apron joining four square tapering legs with paneled dies bordered by checkered banding, old

 

probably New York, c. 1820, the reeded case of three drawers concealed by tambour doors, hairy paw feet on casters, old cast lion’s head pulls, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 30 3/4, wd. 20 1/4, dp. 19 in.

surface, (imperfections), ht. 30 1/4, wd. 36, dp. 18 in.

$400-600

 

$800-1,200

 

357.

353.

Federal Mahogany Veneer and Bird’s-eye Maple Work Table,

Federal Tiger Maple Card Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1800, the elliptic front, square corners, and half-serpentine ends on conforming apron joining four square tapering legs, refinished,

 

probably Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1810, with a compartmented drawer and bag drawer below, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 30 1/4, wd. 20, dp. 15 1/2 in.

(imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 17 1/2 in.

$500-700

 

$800-1,200

 

358.

354.

Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Work Table,

Mahogany Pole Screen, possibly coastal Massachusetts, late 18th century, the rectangular needlework screen showing eagle and flag, on a vase- and ring-turned spiral carved and reeded post and tripod cabriole leg base with bellflower-carved knees continuing to arris pad feet on platforms, old surface, (repairs), ht. 58 in.

$800-1,200

probably New York State, c. 1820, the top with rounded drop leaves above a single drawer, on a spiral-carved and turned post continuing to leaf-carved legs ending in paw feet, old brass pull, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 30, wd. 15, dp. 17 3/4 in.

$600-800

360

361

362

363

364

359.

American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Young Woman. Unsigned, the woman reportedly Ruth Roulstone, wife of John Gray and mother of John Greenleaf Gray, according to labels affixed to the frame and an indistinct pencil inscription on the stretcher reading “Portrait of Mrs. Ruth Gray---- the

18 day of July 1801 at H----.”

Oil on canvas, 28 x 23 3/4 in., in a later

molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, retouch.

$1,000-1,500

360.

Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany Sideboard, probably Massachusetts, c. 1815-20, the rectangular top with deep concave center and lunette-inlaid edge above the elliptical front with cockbeaded drawer, hinged door, and bottle drawers, flanked by half-engaged reeded columns, drawers, and hinged doors, all on vase- and ring-turned tapering legs and ball feet, old brass pulls, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 42 1/2, wd. 72, dp. 23 in.

$6,000-8,000

361.

Federal Cherry Serpentine-top Candlestand, possibly Connecticut River Valley, c. 1790, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 27 3/4, wd. 15 1/2, dp. 16 in.

362.

$1,000-1,500

Federal Red-stained Birch Tilt-top Candlestand, New England, early 19th century, rectangular top with canted corners, and vase- and ring-turned post on a tripod base of shaped legs, old surface, ht. 28, wd. 13, dp. 19 1/4 in.

363.

$400-600

Federal Mahogany Tilt-top Candlestand, probably Massachusetts, c. 1790-1800, the oval top on a turned support and tripod cabriole leg base ending in arris pad feet on platforms, (refinished), ht. 28 1/4, wd. 17, dp. 25 in.

364.

$800-1,200

Federal Tiger Maple Candlestand, possibly Massachusetts, c. 1790-1800, the rectangular top with ovolo corners on a vase- and ring-turned support, and tripod cabriole leg base with paneled knees ending in pad feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 30, wd. 18, dp. 13 1/4 in.

365.

$600-800

Federal Mahogany Easy Chair, possibly New Hampshire, early 19th century, the serpentine crest flanked by wings and outward- scrolling arms, on ring-turned tapering front legs and raked rear legs with casters, old surface, ht. 48 3/4, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.

366.

$500-700

Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tall Case Clock, New York and New Jersey, c. 1810, the case with inlaid diamonds, panels, and stringing in contrasting woods, polychrome and gilt dial with bird in the arch and floral spandrels, with brass eight-day weight-powered movement, (imperfections), ht. 92 1/2 in.

$3,000-5,000

366

367

368

370

369

371

367.

Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tilt-top Candlestand, possibly New York, c. 1790, the top with border of inlaid stringing, (imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 18, dp. 23 3/4 in.

$600-800

368.

Classical Carved Cherry Tilt-top Table, possibly New York State, c. 1825, oval top on a turned post with carved reeding, drapery, tassels, and leaves, on tripod waterleaf-carved legs ending in hairy paw feet on casters, base with old surface, ht. 29 1/2, top dp. 19 3/4, top wd. 29 1/2 in.

$1,500-2,500

372

369. Federal Mahogany Candlestand, New England, c. 1810, square top with ovolo corners on a vase-
369.
Federal Mahogany Candlestand, New England, c. 1810, square top
with ovolo corners on a vase- and ring-turned support, on arris-carved
tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet, refinished, (imperfections),
ht. 27 1/4, wd. 19 3/4, dp. 20 in.
$600-800
374
370.
Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Card Table,
attributed to John and Thomas Seymour, c. 1815-20, the shaped
folding top with molded edge on conforming molded base with fluted
corners, on vase- and ring-turned, reeded, tapering legs, two of which
swing to support the top, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 29 3/4, wd. 37
1/4, dp. 18 in.
$1,000-1,500
371.
Pair of Federal Mahogany Square-back Side Chairs, Massachusetts
or New Hampshire, c. 1800-15, the reeded backs with carved rosettes
in the corners, on overupholstered seats joining reeded tapering front
legs, old surface, ht. 34 3/4, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.
$600-800
372.
Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany and Flame Birch Veneer Card
Table, Massachusetts or New Hampshire, c. 1810, on double-swelled
reeded tapering legs, refinished, (imperfections and repairs), ht. 30 1/2,
wd. 37, dp. 17 1/2 in.
$1,500-2,500
373.

Federal Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1800, the elliptical front and half-serpentine sides with square corners, inlaid with wavy birch panels, crossbanding, and stringing, on double- tapering legs, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 28 3/4, wd. 35 3/4, dp. 17 1/4 in.

$1,200-1,500

374.

Federal Carved Mahogany Side Chair, attributed to John Carlile & Sons, Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1790-95, with urn and swag splats, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 38 1/2, seat ht. 17 in.

$1,000-1,500

375 377
375
377

375.

Pair of Federal Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, attributed to John Carlile & Sons, Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1790-95, with urn and swag splats, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 39 1/2, seat ht. 19 in.

Provenance: The chairs were made for the John Brown House, Providence, Rhode Island, and descended to Norman Herreshoff.

$3,000-4,000

376.

Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany Shield-back Armchair,

probably New England, c. 1790, the back carved with plume of feathers centered on a pierced splat further carved with rosettes and drapery, converging on a demilune fan, (imperfections), ht. 38 1/2, seat ht. 18 in.

$800-1,200

377.

378

Pair of Federal Mahogany and Wavy Birch Veneer Card Tables,

New Hampshire, c. 1810-15, the folding tops with serpentine fronts, half-serpentine ends and ovolo corners on conforming skirts bordered by crossbanding and having with matched veneer panels, all joining ring-turned, tapering, reeded legs ending in turned feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/2–29 1/2, wd. 38 1/2, dp. 18 1/2 in.

$3,000-5,000

378.

Federal Inlaid Mahogany Breakfast Table, probably Charleston, South Carolina, c. 1800, the oval drop-leaf top bordered in checkered banding on a conforming skirt with drawer joining square tapering legs inlaid with foliate devices within ovals on the dies, with checkered banding below continuing to stringing, on brass cap casters, refinished, ht. 28 1/2, wd. closed 20 1/2, dp. 37 in.

Literature: John Bivins, Jr., et al., The Furniture of Charleston 1680- 1820, Volume II: Neoclassical Furniture, pp. 699-700, figures NT-62A, B, and C, shows and discusses a breakfast table with similar inlaid dies.

$3,000-5,000

379

380

379

381

379.

383.

Pair of Carved Mahogany Shield-back Side Chairs, Maryland or Virginia, c. 1800, with carved and pierced splats converging at a quarterfan, on string-inlaid tapering legs joined by a shaped central

Lyre-form Inlaid Mahogany Door Chime, possibly America, late 19th century, the scroll terminals inlaid with fruitwood rosettes, ht. 24, wd. 20 1/2 in.

stretcher, ht. 37 1/2, seat ht. 17 in.

$400-600

$1,000-1,500

380.

384.

Federal Carved Walnut Breakfast Table, southeastern United States, late 18th century, the serpentine top on conforming base with

Walnut Whale-end Shelf, America, 19th century, four-tier shelf, ht. 32 3/4, wd. 26 1/2, dp. 8 in.

cockbeaded drawer and square-molded tapering legs, the lower edge of base with rope-carving continuing to the legs which are further carved with diamonds and ovals, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, closed wd. 20 1/2, dp. 34 in.

$300-500

$800-1,200

385.

381.

Federal Gilt-gesso and Wood Mirror, possibly Massachusetts, c. 1815-20, the cornice with spherules above the tablet with cornucopia and mirror glass flanked by ring-turned split balusters, ht. 38 1/4,

Federal Birch and Mahogany and Wavy Birch Veneer Chest of

cornice wd. 23 1/2 in.

Four Drawers, New Hampshire or Maine, c. 1810, the top with inlaid edge above four cockbeaded graduated drawers with mahogany crossbanding and wavy birch panels, all on French feet with a central

$800-1,200

drop panel, replaced brasses, (sun-bleached, imperfections), ht. 40, case wd. 38 3/4, dp. 20 1/2 in.

386.

$1,500-2,500

Mahogany Wall Shelf, America, late 19th century, three-tier shelf with shaped sides, (loss), ht. 23, wd. 20 1/2, dp. 6 3/4 in.

$200-400

382.

Miniature Mahogany Two-drawer Chest, America, early 19th century, slightly overhanging top over a case of two drawers, the name “I WEBB” branded on the inside of the top drawer, shaped skirt on sides,

$600-800

387.

brass knobs, (minor loss), ht. 9, wd. 13 1/8, dp. 7 in.

Late Federal Cherry One-drawer Stand, New England, c. 1825, on vase- and ring-turned spiral-carved legs ending in ball feet, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 29, wd. 18 1/2, dp. 17 1/4 in.

$400-600

388

389

388.

390.

Federal Cherry Glazed Corner Cupboard, eastern Pennsylvania, c. 1830, in two cockbeaded sections, the top with flat-molded cornice above the hinged door opening to four grooved shelves, set into the lower section with two hinged doors with recessed panels opening to shelves, all on cutout feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 89 1/4, wd.

Federal Cherry Two-piece Glazed Corner Cupboard, New England or New York State, early 19th century, the hinged door opening to four grooved shelves, set into lower case of two short drawers and hinged cupboard doors, with flanking engaged pilasters, on cutout bracket base, refinished, ht. 90 1/2, wd. 47, dp. 24 1/2 in.

43, dp. 23 1/2 in.

$2,000-4,000

$1,500-2,500

 

391.

389.

Federal Cherry Pembroke Table, New England, c. 1800, the

Federal Mahogany Slant-lid Desk, probably New England, c. 1790, the interior of five drawers and valanced compartments and a case of four cockbeaded graduated drawers on bracket feet, old brasses,

serpentine top on a scratch-beaded apron with drawer and square tapering legs, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/4, wd. 35 3/4, dp. closed 19 in.

refinished, (imperfections), ht. 44, wd. 38 3/4, dp. 20 in.

$1,500-2,500

$700-900

390

392.

393.

Federal Cherry Pembroke Table, New England, c. 1800, the rectangular drop-leaf top on square tapering legs on straight skirt with faux and working drawers, brass pull appears to be original, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 29, wd. 36, dp. closed 19 1/2 in.

Pair of Brass and Iron Lemon-top Andirons and Two Tools, New York, first quarter 19th century, beaded, belted, double-lemon tops on faceted columnar shafts supported on spurred and scrolled cabriole legs with ball feet, with matching shovel and tongs with conforming

$400-600

lemon finials, andiron ht. 26 1/2, wd. 13 1/4, dp. 21 1/2, tool lg. 33 in.

$2,500-3,500

392A.

Federal Bird’s-eye Maple and Cherry Veneer Bureau, Vermont, early

$1,500-2,500

394.

19th century, the square top with banded edge above a cockbeaded

Pair of Brass and Iron Belted Ball-top Andirons and Two Tools,

case of four drawers, on cutout base with French feet, replaced brasses, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 37, wd. 38 1/2, dp. 18 1/2 in.

J. Davis, Boston, c. 1800, the ball tops on faceted columnar shafts above spurred cabriole legs and slipper feet, curved log supports with conforming finials on the log stops and tools, impressed “J DAVIS BOSTON” on the log supports, (minor wear), ht. 18 1/4, wd. 12 1/2, dp. 22 1/2, tool lg. 33 in.

$1,200-1,800

401 395. 399. Pair of Bell-metal and Iron Lemon-top Andirons, America, early 19th century, the belted

401

395.

399.

Pair of Bell-metal and Iron Lemon-top Andirons, America, early 19th century, the belted lemon tops raised on columnar shafts, cabriole legs, and slipper feet, lemon-topped log stops, ht. 17, wd. 10 3/4, dp. 18

Brass and Wirework Fire Fender, England or America, c. 1800, brass rail above vertical wirework ornamented with wire swags, ht. 10 3/4, wd. 68, dp. 14 in.

3/4 in.

$300-500

$400-600

396.

400.

Large Brass and Wirework Fire Fender, England or America, late 18th/early 19th century, curved brass rail topped with two brass urn

Six Pairs and Two Single Brass Jamb Hooks, England or America, late 18th/early 19th century, two pairs with urn finials, wd. 2 1/8-3 in.

finials, above vertical wires ornamented with wirework swags and

$300-500

scrolls, ht. 24, wd. 464, dp. 14 in.

$1,000-1,500

 

401.

397.

John Wilson Carmichael (British, 1800-1868)

Brass and Wire Folding Fire Screen, England or America, late 18th/ early 19th century, brass rail over vertical wires ornamented with

The Merchantman Frigate Neptune and Other Vessels in Coastal

wirework swags and scrolls, ht. 24 1/4, center panel wd. 32 3/4, two

Waters. Signed and dated “1836” l.l., vessel identified on a brass

side panels wd. 15 1/2 in.

plaque below.

Oil on canvas, 32 1/2 x 56 1/2 in., in a later molded gilt-

$800-1,200

gesso frame. Condition: Relined, paint loss u.l., craquelure, scattered

retouch to vessels and background.

 

$20,000-30,000

398.

Brass and Wirework Serpentine Fire Fender, America or England, early 19th century, brass rail surmounted with three ring-turned finials, over wirework screen, ht. 14 3/4, wd. 50 1/2, dp. 15 1/2 in.

$400-600

402 402. Francis Holman (British, 1767-1790) Royal Navy Squadron of the White, Merchantman, and Other Vessels

402

402.

Francis Holman (British, 1767-1790)

Royal Navy Squadron of the White, Merchantman, and Other

Vessels in Coastal Waters. Signed and dated “Holman 1789” l.l. Oil on canvas, 30 x 44 in., in a later molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition:

Relined, retouch, stable craquelure.

$15,000-20,000

403 403. American/Continental School, 19th Century Brig Perseverance /Amasa Delano [Master]. Unsigned, vessel identified on pennant,

403

403.

American/Continental School, 19th Century

Brig Perseverance/Amasa Delano [Master]. Unsigned, vessel identified on pennant, vessel and master’s name inscribed below. Gouache on paperboard, 18 x 22 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Light moisture stains.

Note: According to the biography of captains Amasa Delano and Samuel Delano, Jr., in the collection at the Drew Archival Library, Duxbury, Massachusetts, “Captain Amasa Delano (1763-1823) was a master mariner, shipbuilder and author. He was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts to shipbuilder Samuel Delano, Sr., and Abigail Drew. During the American Revolution, Amasa, despite his young age, served in the militia under General Heath. In 1790 he embarked on the first of his three circumnavigations of the globe. In 1799 he began his second voyage to the South Seas by way of Cape Horn in the Perseverance, a ship built by the Delano brothers. The object of this voyage was the acquisition of seal skins off the coast of Australia for trade with China. The Perseverance also spent time in the Hawaiian Islands (1801-02) before heading to China. Once trading was complete, Amasa departed Canton in April, 1802, and arrived in Boston on November 1. Shortly after this voyage, in 1803, Amasa married the widow Hannah Appleton (d. 1823) in Providence, RI. Amasa Delano’s final voyage to the South Seas began in 1803, again in the Perseverance, followed by Samuel Delano, Jr. in the Pilgrim. Another brother, William Delano, went along as first mate on the Perseverance. It was on this voyage that Amasa encountered and captured the Spanish ship Tryal. This episode later became well known through Herman Melville’s fictionalized account in ‘Benito Cereno.’ This trip also led Amasa Delano to the Galapagos, the Hawaiian Islands and Macau. He returned home on July 27, 1808.”

$3,000-5,000

404 404. 405 Nicholas S. (Nicola) Cammillieri (France and Malta, Italy, 1762- 1860) Ship Maitland comming

404

404 404. 405 Nicholas S. (Nicola) Cammillieri (France and Malta, Italy, 1762- 1860) Ship Maitland comming

404.

405

Nicholas S. (Nicola) Cammillieri (France and Malta, Italy, 1762-

1860)

Ship Maitland comming [sic] into Malta 1835. Signed l.r., titled and dated below. Watercolor on paperboard, 17 3/4 x 22 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Light toning, scattered foxing, scratches, light moisture stain.

$800-1,200

405.

American School, 19th Century

Portrait of America’s Cup Racing Yacht America with Distant Steamer and Ship. Unsigned, vessel identified on the bow. Oil on canvas, the back of the canvas bears the stamp of a New York City artist supply firm “COUPIL & CO.,” 22 x 30 in., in a period molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Minor minute paint losses in water, craquelure, surface grime.

Note: On August 22, 1851, the racing yacht America was the first to win the international sailing trophy now known as the America’s Cup. She won by eighteen minutes in the Royal Yacht Squadron’s 53-mile regatta around the Isle of Wight.

$5,000-7,000

406 409 406. School of Thomas H. Willis (American, 1850-1925) Portrait of the Bark Cassandra of

406

406 409 406. School of Thomas H. Willis (American, 1850-1925) Portrait of the Bark Cassandra of

409

406.

School of Thomas H. Willis (American, 1850-1925)

Portrait of the Bark Cassandra of Liverpool, D.S. Cromarty, Master. Unsigned, vessel indentified on hull and in inscriptions l.r. Oil, silk, silk threads, and velvet on canvas, 20 x 32 in., in a later gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Minor fraying to one sail, a few breaks in the rigging, fading to threads.

$1,500-2,500

407.

American School, 19th Century

American Schooner in Coastal Waters with Lighthouse and Distant

Vessels. Signed and dated “R. Holland 1838” l.l. Oil on canvas, 12 x 20 in., in a later carved giltwood frame, the stretcher with label for Frost & Adams, Nos. 33 and 35 Cornhill, Boston. Condition: Relined, craquelure, surface grime.

$500-700

411 408. American School, 19th Century An American Ship Leaving Coastal Waters. Signed “R. Stone” l.r.

411

408.

American School, 19th Century

An American Ship Leaving Coastal Waters. Signed “R. Stone” l.r. Oil on canvas, 10 1/4 x 15 3/4 in., in a period molded and gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Craquelure with slight lifting, surface grime.

409.

$500-700

Solon Francis Monticello Badger (Charlestown, Massachusetts, ac.

1882-1913)

Portrait of the Schooner Young Brothers. Signed and dated “SFM Badger ‘96” l.l. and verso, the four-masted vessel identified on the bow, stern, and pennant, sailing with a lighthouse off its starboard bow. Oil on canvas, 26 x 42 in., in a period frame. Condition: Tear u.r. with associated paint loss, varnish inconsistencies.

Note: The Young Brothers was built in Belfast, Maine, in 1890. Her original owner was David Talving of Providence, Rhode Island. Her captain and share owner was George Snow of South Falmouth, Massachusetts. She was destroyed by fire on the Penobscot River at Bath, Maine.

$5,000-7,000

410.

American School, 19th Century

Portrait of Newport, Rhode Island, Sea Captain John Perry

(1781-). Unsigned, sitter identified on a brass plaque below. Oil on wood panel, 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in., in a later gilt-gesso and molded wood

frame. Condition: Minor scattered retouch, panel slightly bowed.

411.

$1,000-1,500

Solon Francis Monticello Badger (Charlestown, Massachusetts,

active 1882-1913)

Portrait of the Screw Steamer Sylvester L. Ward. Signed and dated “SFM Badger ‘96.” l.l., vessel identified on pennant and bow. Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 in., in original gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Good, two patch repairs u.r., scattered retouch, primarily to background, stable craquelure.

Note: The Sylvester L. Ward was built in Boston, Massachusetts, in

  • 1892. Its home port was Boston and was owned by Abram F. Burke.

The vessel was named after Sylvester L. Ward, a partner and later

president of a fertilizer and neat’s–foot oil manufacturing company located on Spectacle Island off Boston.

$15,000-20,000

412 412. Tugboat Half Hull Model Wall Plaque, America, 19th century, with contrasting wood details, ht.

412

412.

Tugboat Half Hull Model Wall Plaque, America, 19th century, with

contrasting wood details, ht. 5 5/8, wd. 20 in.

$600-800

413.

Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War Bone and Straw-work Spinning Jenny,

Britain, late 18th/early 19th century, the mechanized model with eight figures and two dogs, with polychrome painted details, the upper and

lower wood platforms with applied geometric straw-work designs, (imperfections), ht. 7 3/8, wd. 5 3/4, dp. 3 in.

Provenance: From the collection of Wright Ludington, founder of the Santa Barbara Museum.

Note: This prisoner-of-war artifact was made in the late 18th/early 19th century by a French prisoner incarcerated by the British under dismal conditions, using primitive tools.

$8,000-12,000

413

414

414

414

417

415

424

416

419

418

414.

Three Busks, mid-19th century, two whalebone busks: one with engraved allegorical figures of two ladies with swords and shields in national costume representing Scotland and France flanking a costumed figure of a gentleman reclining with a lion and lioness, (bowed, cracked); one depicting an urn of flowers, a fort flying American

flags, a decorated arch, a tree, and a shield with leafy branches; and a chip-carved maple busk with carved pinwheels, rosettes, and geometric designs, the back with three early 20th century labels: an inventory label from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one inscribed “Busk From

Old Ship MEXICAN,” and one with the name “Eddy N. Smith Collection,” lg. 11-13 1/4 in.

...

Nolan

$400-600

415.

Miniature Carved Ivory Coffin with Skeleton Figure, 19th century, pegged construction, the coffin with lift-off lid, containing an articulated skeleton figure, lg. 4 1/2, 4 in.

 

$300-500

416.

Set of Bone and Ebony Dominoes in a Mahogany Slide-lid Box,

19th century, twenty-eight dominoes in box, the underside of lid inscribed “C.S. Childs Arlington 1862/December 25th,” box ht. 2 1/2, lg. 6 in.

 

$200-300

417.

Bone and Ivory Walking Stick, late 19th century, turned ivory knob on tapered faceted bone shaft, (crack on throat of knob), ht. 35 3/4, knob

dia. 1 1/2 in.

 

$500-700

418.

Group of Assorted Small Bone, Ivory, and Gold Sewing Implements

and Devices, 19th century, two pincushions, two needle cases, small thread shuttle, pair of knitting needles, four crochet hooks, three thread holders, a shoe button hook, a glove stretcher, fifteen bodkins, four threaders, and two 10kt gold thimbles with leather cases.

$200-250

419.

Three Carved Ivory Dice, 19th century, with intaglio-carved numerals,

dia. 1 1/2 in.

420.

$600-800

Scrimshaw Whale Ivory and Lignum Vitae Rolling Pin, 19th century, (shrinkage cracks), lg. 15 1/4 in.

421.

$400-600

Scrimshaw Whale Ivory and Rosewood Rolling Pin, mid-19th

century, (shrinkage cracks), lg. 19 in.

422.

$400-600

Scrimshaw Whale Ivory and Lignum Vitae Rolling Pin, mid-19th century, (shrinkage cracks), lg. 15 3/4 in.

423.

$200-250

Scrimshawed Whale’s Tooth, mid-19th century, engraved tooth, one side depicting a sailing vessel flying an American flag over an eagle and shield motif with a banner inscribed “LIBERTY/CONSTITUTION,” over a round bust of a man flanked by flags and cornucopia, the reverse depicting a flower blossom over a ship, and scene with two ships at sea, the edges ornamented with a leafy vine, foreshortened ship, and a

spouting sperm whale, the base edge with a sawtooth border, (minor age cracks), lg. 6 1/4 in.

424.

$3,000-5,000

Engraved Whalebone Busk, probably New England, mid to late 19th century, shaped busk with vertical engraved panels of a cruciform, leafy plants, heart, and a checkerboard, (minor losses to edges), lg. 11, wd. 2 in.

$600-800

423, with reverse view 427 425. Oval Fixed-handle Nantucket Basket, Massachusetts, late 19th/early 20th century, with

423, with reverse view

427

425.

Oval Fixed-handle Nantucket Basket, Massachusetts, late 19th/early 20th century, with carved hardwood handle, (minor losses), ht. 12 1/2, lg. 13 3/4, wd. 10 1/4 in.

426.

$300-500

Nantucket Friendship Basket Purse, Jose Formoso Reyes, 1960, the top centering a mahogany panel with applied carved ivory whale, carved hardwood swing handle, the base signed by the maker with an outline of the island, (toggle replaced), ht. to top of handle 10 1/2, wd. 9 1/2, dp. 6 1/2 in.

$800-1,200

427.

Stencil-decorated Pine Liquor Case with Twelve Blown Glass

Bottles, Nantucket, c. 1821, dovetail-constructed case with hinged lid, the top with black-stenciled name and date of an early Nantucket family name: “S. BARRETT/1821,” the front ornamented with quatrefoils and five-point stars within circles, the compartmented interior containing twelve olive-amber, tapered square blown-glass liquor bottles, two with star designs impressed on the pontils, the rest with rough pontils, ht. 11 3/4, wd. 19 1/2, dp. 14 in. overall.

Note:

The liquor case reportedly belonged to Samuel Barrett of

Nantucket, Massachusetts. According to a Barrett genealogical record, Samuel was born January 29, 1793, the son of Nathaniel (1748-1871) and Margaret (Brock) Barrett (1752-1837). He married Judith Fitch (1795-1864) and together they had five children. After Judith’s death, he married Mary Davis (1812-1883) in 1868; they had no children. Samuel’s occupation is listed as silversmith, and he is buried in the New North Cemetery, Nantucket. A watercolor painting of Samuel and one of his wives is in the Nantucket Historical Society.

$3,000-5,000

428

428.

431.

Paint-decorated Pine Chart Box, America, 19th century, hinged lid on rectangular box, the top, front, and interior lid painted with stylized fruit and flowers with foliage in red and yellow on a black ground, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 32, dp. 7 in.

Black-painted Copper Slant-front Binnacle Compass, by Negus, New York, late 19th/early 20th century, slant-front case with carrying handle and rectangular bevel-edge glazed viewing window, houses a wet compass in gimbals with cardinal points in block lettering, fleur-de-

$250-350

$1,000-1,500

lis at North and maker’s inscription “Ritchie, Boston, USA,” with side-

mounted copper oil lamp, ht. 19 1/2 in.

429.

Shagreen-cased Drafting Kit, probably England, late 18th/early 19th

$600-800

431A.

century, containing eleven ivory, ebony, brass, and steel instruments with conforming compartments, in a black shagreen covered case with hinged cover, (lacking one instrument), lg. 6 3/4 in.

Carved Cane, England or America, 19th century, the carved bone handhold in the form of a cow’s head joined by the ebony collar with ivory band to the turned tapering rosewood shaft, and horn tip, lg. 38 1/2 in.

$300-500

430.

432.

Mahogany-cased “Admiral Fitzroy’s Barometer,” England, late 19th

Jonathan Orne Johnson “J.O.J.” Frost (Marblehead,

century, the barometer and thermometer on a lithograph printed paper

Massachusetts, 1852-1928)

dial with Admiral Robert Fitzroy’s “Remarks,” (toning, losses, stains to lithograph), 37 x 7 3/4 in.

THE BAY VIEW. Signed “J.O.J.F.” l.l., titled and rowing figures identified “J.O.J. Frost/Stroke, Charles Coates, Joe Coffin, John Coffin”

Note: Admiral Robert Fitzroy was a career naval officer, who upon his retirement from service in 1850 turned his attention to meteorology. Though he did not design the barometers bearing his name, he is most remembered for consolidating weather information and presenting his “Remarks” which are printed on the barometers carrying his name, which simply explains the meaning of rising or falling mercury.

$300-500

in inscriptions below.

Oil on board, 8 1/4 x 34 in., in a period molded

wood frame. Condition: Very good.

Provenance: The painting is reported to have been sold in the 1920s by J.O.J. Frost to a Marblehead, Massachusetts, couple, and was displayed at their summer home in Martha’s Vineyard.

$8,000-12,000

432 433 433. Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. (Cotuit, Massachusetts, 1910-1982) Emptying the Net with Mermaid Assistance,

432

432 433 433. Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. (Cotuit, Massachusetts, 1910-1982) Emptying the Net with Mermaid Assistance,

433

433.

Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. (Cotuit, Massachusetts, 1910-1982)

Emptying the Net with Mermaid Assistance, and Nearby Whaleboats. Signed l.r. Oil on Masonite, 18 1/4 x 22 in., in a period driftwood frame. Condition: Very good.

$20,000-30,000

434.

After William John Huggins (London, 19th Century)

HARWICH, 1853. Charles Rosenberg, engraver, W.J. Huggins, publisher, corrected, and republished by J. Smith, identified in inscriptions. Colored aquatint, depicting the port located on the coast of England, with the North Sea to the east, sight size 15 x 22 1/2 in., in a later giltwood frame. Condition: Minor toning and foxing, not examined out of frame.

$200-400

436 435. 438. James Walter Folger (Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1851-1918) Small Mechanical Screw Steamer Nautical Picture, 19th

436

435.

438.

James Walter Folger (Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1851-1918)

Small Mechanical Screw Steamer Nautical Picture, 19th century, ink

$400-600

Nantucket Cottage Hearth. Signed and dated “Jas. Walter Folger Nantucket Nov 11th 1899” on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 in., in original molded quarter-sawn oak frame. Condition: Good, stable

$800-1,200

and paint on round viewing glass segments, mounted in a mahogany case with a brass handle, which, when cranked, causes the vessel to appear to move back and forth, (small paint losses), 4 x 7 in.

craquelure.

439.

Cast Iron Sailor Figural Umbrella Stand, America, late 19th century,

436.

ht. 27 1/2, wd. 17 1/2, dp. 12 in.

Winckworth Allan Gay (Massachusetts, 1821-1910)

$700-900

Cohasset Harbour. Unsigned, titled on the reverse, artist identified

on label of backing paper.

Oil on artist board, 13 x 19 in., in a molded

440.

giltwood frame. Condition: Minor retouch c.l., minor craquelure.

Cased Scratch-built Model of the New Bedford Whaler JAMES

Note: The whaler was built in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1852

$2,000-3,000

Note: The back of the panel has an old Museum of Fine Arts label inscribed “Gay/153711/Lent by Estate of W.A. Gay.”

ARNOLD, probably Massachusetts, the polychrome painted vessel identified on bow and stern, outfitted with many whaling accoutrements including tryworks and whaleboats carrying harpoons, in a glazed

 

$4,000-6,000

mahogany case, (minor breaks in the rigging), case ht. 34 3/4, wd. 15

437.

1/2, lg. 44 1/4 in.

Attributed to Everett Longly Warner (American, 1877-1863)

and was active until 1892. She was named after notable New Bedford

Quiet Wharves and Ocean Surf/A Double-sided Work. Unsigned. Oil on panel, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in., framed. Condition: Surface grime, minor cracks to panel, two strips of masking tape applied to ocean surf side.

whaling merchant James Arnold, whose estate is now known as the Wamsutta Club in New Bedford, and who also donated his fortune to create the Arnold Arboretum in Boston.

$600-800

441
441

441.

Walter L. Steward (American, Early 20th Century)

Pair of Fish Portraits: Brook Trout and Pickerel. Signed and dated

442.

William B. Gillette (New York and Nova Scotia, Canada, 1864-1937)

Brook Trout. Signed l.l. Watercolor and gouache on paper, sight size

‘09” l.l.

Oil on paperboard, 18 1/4 x 9 and 18 1/2 x 8 in., in matching

11 1/2 x 18 1/2 in., in a period carved wood frame. Condition:

Good,

period quarter-sawn oak frames. Condition: Very good.

not examined out of frame.

 

$1,500-2,500

$400-600

441 441. Walter L. Steward (American, Early 20th Century) Pair of Fish Portraits: Brook Trout and

442

443 443. 444 Donaldson Brothers, lithographers (New York, Early 20th Century) Starin’s Glen Island, Long Island

443

443 443. 444 Donaldson Brothers, lithographers (New York, Early 20th Century) Starin’s Glen Island, Long Island

443.

444

Donaldson Brothers, lithographers (New York, Early 20th Century)

Starin’s Glen Island, Long Island Sound: A Day Summer Resort.

Identified in inscriptions. Chromolithograph on paper, sight size 26 1/2 x 43 1/2 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Toning, scattered stains, not examined out of frame.

$400-600

444.

Printed Cotton 1899 “International Yacht Race” Handkerchief,

c. 1899, white cotton handkerchief printed with black ink depicting vignettes of vessels and figures of the yacht race between the Shamrock of Greater Britain, and the Columbia of the United States, (toning, stains, old tears from previous mounting), 23 x 23 in., in a later frame.

$300-500

445A 445. Large Framed Photograph Depicting “Fort Allen Park, Portland, Maine,” c. 1880-1910, unsigned, titled below,

445A

445.

Large Framed Photograph Depicting “Fort Allen Park, Portland,

Maine,” c. 1880-1910, unsigned, titled below, silver print, sight size 23 1/2 x 29 1/2 in., in a period molded oak frame, (not examined out of frame).

$400-600

445A.

Japanese Silk Needlework Depicting the Massachusetts State

Seal, H. Imamura, embroiderer, Nagasaki, early 20th century, polychrome silk and gilt embroidery threads on a black silk panel, above a printed paper maker’s label inscribed “Nagasaki, Japan, H. Imamura, Embroiderer,” 20 x 22 1/2 in., in a later frame.

Note: This silk needlework was commissioned by a Massachusetts sailor in Japan in memory of his home state.

$2,500-3,500

447

446.

450.

Copper Slave Tax Badge, Charleston, South Carolina, mid-19th century, stamped “CHARLESTON 1860 MECHANIC 450,” (wear, corrosion, small losses, breaks), 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.

Carved, Gilded, and Painted Federal Eagle Wall Plaque, possibly Artistic Carving Co., Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1950, with American flags flanking the spreadwing eagle, its talons clutching an American

$400-600

shield, ht. 11 1/2, wd. 1/2, lg. 30 in.

$600-800

447.

Carved, Gilded, and Painted Eagle and American Flag Wall Plaque,

451.

attributed to George Stapf (Pennsylvania, 1862-1958), early 20th

Red, White, and Blue Painted and Gilded American Shield Frame,

century, relief-carved spreadwing figure, the waving American flag with

America, early 20th century, 23 1/2 x 18 in.

applied wood stars, (imperfections), ht. 21 3/4, wd. 54 in.

$300-500

Provenance: From the estate of ex-Broadway showgirl Sonia Greenova (1900-1993), New York City. Ms. Greenova was once with the Moscow

452.

Grand Opera Company, an actress and singer on Broadway in the

Pair of Painted Wood Juggling Clubs, Wooden Top, and a Ball

1920s, and common-law wife of New York lawyer and realtor Edgar S. Appleby (1862-1935). Upon her death, Ms. Greenova’s estate passed to her nephew’s widow, who resided in Delaware County, New York.

Peen Hammer, America, 19th century, the turned clubs painted red and blue with white hearts, a two-part hand-carved gray-painted top, and a ball peen hammer with carved handle, dia. 2 3/4-15 1/2 in.

$10,000-15,000

$200-250

448.

453.

Large Carved and Gilded Wooden Eagle, America, late 19th century,

Fourteen Shaped, Gilded, and Painted Wood and Metal Advertising

half-round carved upright spreadwing figure with delineated features, mounted on a cylindrical wood pedestal, overall ht. 42 1/2, wd. 23 1/2,

Letters and Sign Elements, America, late 19th/early 20th century, thirteen made of wood, one of cast iron, dia. 2 1/8-17 in.

dp. 12 1/2 in.

$400-600

$800-1,200

 

453A.

449.

Pair of Carved Mahogany “Grecian” Side Chairs, New York City,

$800-1,200

Carved Mahogany Patriotic Symbolic Plaque, America, late 19th/ early 20th century, arched plaque with applied molding depicting the scales of Justice, the American shield, anchor of hope, and wheel of fortune, 27 x 20 in.

c. 1820, the scrolled stiles joined by beaded crests and acanthus and rosette-carved splats, on molded frames continuing to shaped legs, (imperfections), ht. 32 1/4, seat ht. 18 in.

Provenance: Abbott Bros. Law Firm, 10 Tremont Row, Boston.

$300-500

455

454

456

454.

Set of Six Carved Mahogany “Grecian” Side Chairs, New York City, c. 1820, with scrolled stiles joined by beaded tablets and double cornucopia-carved splats, on molded frames continuing to shaped legs, (imperfections), ht. 33 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.

$2,000-3,000

455.

Federal Carved Mahogany Breakfast Table, possibly New York State, c. 1820-25, with two bird’s-eye maple veneer cockbeaded drawers, on double lyre-from supports with brass strings, the tapered legs with cast leaf-form brass cap casters, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 30 1/2, wd. 36, dp. closed 19 1/2 in.

$800-1,200

457

456.

461 458.
461
458.

Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Drop-leaf

Table, probably New York State, c. 1825, with working and faux drawer, original fire-gilt brass hardware, on base with carved rosettes and acanthus leaves, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 30, wd. 39, lg. 29 3/4 and (opened) 50 3/4 in.

Provenance: Family history relates that this table descended in the family of Philip Livingston, of Albany, New York. Livingston was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

$800-1,200

Classical Four-piece Coin Silver Tea Service with a Silver-plated

Tray, William Adams, New York, early 19th century, comprising an urn- form teapot, creamer, covered sugar, and open bowl, with blossom and bud finials, chased foliate bands about the rims, shoulders, and bases, hollow scrolled handles, fluting to base of bodies, supported on round stepped bases, monogram on each to one flute, (minor imperfections), ht. 5 1/4-8 1/2, approx. 96 troy oz. total; together with an oval silver-

plated serving tray with open handles, egg-and-dart and beaded rim, with engraved flowers and scrolled foliage, 31 x 19 1/4 in.

$800-1,200

457.

Federal Carved Mahogany Sideboard, coastal Massachusetts, c. 1820, the gallery centering a large fruit- and flower-filled basket, on frontal half-engaged acanthus-carved vase- and ring-turned reeded pilasters continuing to tapering legs, replaced brasses, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. of top 42, lg. 69, top dp. 21 in.

$2,000-4,000

459.

Four Silver Tablespoons and Twenty-three Teaspoons, assorted makers, 19th century, sterling and coin silver, all with monogrammed

handles, approx. 18 troy oz. total.

$300-500

465 460. 464. Sterling Silver Flatware Service, the Steiff Company, Baltimore, Classical Mahogany Carved and Mahogany
465 460. 464. Sterling Silver Flatware Service, the Steiff Company, Baltimore, Classical Mahogany Carved and Mahogany

465

460.

464.

Sterling Silver Flatware Service, the Steiff Company, Baltimore,

Classical Mahogany Carved and Mahogany Veneer Card Table,

Maryland, for Colonial Williamsburg, 20th century, comprising eight dinner knives, four luncheon knives, and two butter knives with pistol handles and stainless blades, fourteen teaspoons, eleven dinner and nine dessert forks, seven small forks, eight soupspoons, five ice tea

probably Salem, area, Massachusetts, c. 1820, the serpentine front and half-serpentine sides with ovolo corner, on cockbeaded skirt joining acanthus carved and vase and ring-turned legs ending in ball feet, refinished, ht. 29 1/4, wd. 36, dp. 18 in.

spoons, five demitasse spoons, three serving spoons, two serving forks, 77 pieces total, in a mahogany case, approx. 92 troy oz. weighable silver.

$600-800

$700-900

465.

George Peter Alexander Healy (American, 1813-1894)

461.

Pair of Husband and Wife Portraits: Ozias F. Goodwin (1794-1862)

both inscribed “Mrs. Guy Waring/ Hyde Park

on labels affixed to the

reverse, Margaret identified on a label affixed to the reverse. Oil on

Pair of Classical Carved and Upholstered Mahogany Ottomans,

and Margaret (née Chapman) Goodwin (1805-1931). Unsigned,

probably Boston, c, 1815-20, the leaf and scroll-carved legs on casters, joined by a turned stretcher, ht. 15, wd. 29, dp. 15 in.

$600-800

panel, 17 x 13 1/4 in., in period molded giltwood frames. Condition:

Minor retouch, bowing to panel.

462.

Provenance: By descent from Margaret Goodwin to daughter Mary

Six Pressed Lacy Glass Floral Medallion Curtain Tiebacks, America, mid-19th century, five fiery opalescent and one colorless, each with metal post, dia. 4 1/2, dp. 5 3/4 in.

Chapman Goodwin (1841-?), by descent to daughter Elizabeth Fairfield Wadsworth [Mrs. Guy Waring, formerly Mrs. George Ebenezer Burgess] (1871-1958), Milton and Hyde Park, Massachusetts; present owners by

$400-600

family descent.

463.

Note: At the encouragement of artists Thomas Sully and Jane Stuart, G.P.A. Healy opened his own portrait studio in Boston at the age of

$3,000-5,000

Six Pressed Brass Floral Medallion Curtain Tiebacks, America, 19th century, set of three, two and a single, fairly similar in design, each with brass post, dia. 5, 5 1/4, 4 1/2 in., respectively.

17 where he accepted private commissions. Margaret and Ozias F. Goodwin were married in 1826.

$400-600

466 468 466. 467. John B. Neagle (Pennsylvania, 1796-1865) Possibly John Wesley Jarvis (New York, 1780-1840)

466

466 468 466. 467. John B. Neagle (Pennsylvania, 1796-1865) Possibly John Wesley Jarvis (New York, 1780-1840)

468

466.

467.

John B. Neagle (Pennsylvania, 1796-1865)

Possibly John Wesley Jarvis (New York, 1780-1840)

Portrait of Songwriter and Poet Marshall S. Pike (1818-1901).

Portrait of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton. Unsigned, sitter and artist

Unsigned, the artist and subject identified on a plaque below and

Small patch repair u.c., scattered retouch.

identified on a plaque below.

Oil on canvas, 7 1/4 x 6 in., in a later

inscriptions to verso. Oil on canvas, depicting Marshall Pike seated

molded wood frame. Condition: Relined, otherwise good.

beside a window and sheet music of a song titled Home Again, which

$250-350

he composed, 34 x 27 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition:

 

468.

Exhibitions: Exhibition of Portraits by John Neagle, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, April 12, 1925–May 13, 1925, with partial exhibition label on stretcher and accompanied by the exhibition catalog, the portrait illustrated p. 19.

$3,000-5,000

Mahogany “Connecticut Banjo” Wall Clock, probably Eli Terry, Jr., or Eli Terry & Son, Connecticut, c. 1820, with square wooden

floral-decorated polychrome dial, wooden thirty-hour weight-powered movement, rectangular waist inlaid with mahogany panel, and box below having an eglomise tablet showing a ship battle, (imperfections), ht. 34 3/4 in.

$600-800

473 469. 473. Mahogany Veneer Pillar and Scroll Clock, Eli Terry, Plymouth, $600-800 Attributed to Susanna
473 469. 473. Mahogany Veneer Pillar and Scroll Clock, Eli Terry, Plymouth, $600-800 Attributed to Susanna

473

469.

473.

Mahogany Veneer Pillar and Scroll Clock, Eli Terry, Plymouth,

$600-800

Attributed to Susanna Paine (ac. New England, 1792-1862)

Connecticut, c. 1840, the scrolled cresting above the hinged door with reverse-painted tablet, which opens to a white-painted and gilt wooden

Pair of Portraits of a Young Husband and His Wife. Unsigned,

dial, with thirty-hour wooden weight-powered movement, and original

  • c. 1840.

Oil on wood panel, 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in., in original molded

maker’s label below, scrolled cutout base, (imperfections), ht. 30 1/2 in.

giltwood frames. Condition: The gentleman has some scattered retouch to his jacket; the woman with retouch to vertical repaired

shrinkage crack and on lower edge.

470.

Provenance: An old Kennebunkport, Maine, family.

Classical Gilt-gesso Mirror, labeled Edward Lothrop, Boston, 1830, with pressed brass floral medallion corner blocks, ht. 26 1/4, wd. 17 1/4 in.

Literature: For comparable examples of the artist’s work see Folk Art magazine, “Roses and Thorns: The Life of Susanna Paine,” by Michael

  • R. and Suzanne R. Payne, Winter 2005/2006, pp. 62-71. The article

Provenance: Estate of Susan Parrish.

$400-600

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.

471.

$2,000-4,000

Classical Wood and Gilt-gesso Mirror, early 19th century, the projecting cornice with twenty acorn drops above a tablet with applied carved leafy blossom and glass below, all flanked by leaf- and spiral-

474.

carved and ring-turned freestanding columns, ht. 44, cornice wd. 28

American School, 19th Century

1/2 in.

$600-800

Portrait of a Young Man Seated on a Red-painted Chair. Unsigned,

$300-500

472.

the subject identified on a label affixed to the reverse “Jason H. Dana Born 1809 Died 1868 Dedham, Mass.” Oil on paperboard, 12 x 10 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Good, stable

Classical Wood and Gilt-gesso Mirror, probably New England, early 19th century, the projecting cornice and frieze of applied elements above the glass flanked by split balusters, ht. 30 1/4, cornice wd. 18 1/2 in.

craquelure, surface grime.

$400-600

477

475.

478.

American School, 19th Century

Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Card Table,

Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing Gold Jewelry and a Blue

Massachusetts, c. 1825, the rectangular folding top with canted corners on a conforming shaped frame and leaf-carved vase- and ring-turned

Dress.

Unsigned.

Oil on panel, 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 in., in a gilt-gesso

support, on acanthus carved scrolled legs ending in brass hairy paw

frame. Condition: Good, panel slightly bowed, surface grime.

feet on casters, old finish, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/4, top wd. 36

 

$300-500

1/2, top dp. 18 in.

 

$800-1,200

476.

Anglo/American School, 19th Century

479.

Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Frilly Bonnet. Unsigned. Oil on card, 5 x 4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Good,

Paris Porcelain Classical-decorated Footed Compote, France, c. 1820, decorated with violet palm leaf and gilt scroll designs on a tripartite base with gilt paw feet, ht. 6 1/4, dia. 9 in.

surface grime.

$300-500

 

$200-250

 

480.

477.

Painted and Gilded Paris Porcelain Jug, France, c. 1820, the body

Classical Carved and Upholstered Mahogany and Mahogany

decorated with classical designs with a diamond-shaped reserve with

Veneer Easy Chair, possibly New York, c. 1820, the arched cresting above projecting sides and outward-scrolling arms with scrolled facings, on frontal vase- and ring-turned and leaf-carved reeded legs ending in

polychrome-enameled scene of an arched building in a landscape, flanked by gilt accented scrolls and foliage on a green ground, ht. 8 1/2 in.

brass cap casters, refinished, ht. 49, seat ht. 19 in.

$1,000-1,500

$200-300

482