American Furniture & Decorative Arts

American Furniture & Decorative Arts

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Auction 2618B
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Table of Contents
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Selections from the Collection of Robert Skinner
I met Bob Skinner in 1964 at one of his first auctions in Harvard, Massachusetts. He helped me load a Silas Hoadley tall case clock into my car. At $85, it was a big purchase for a 17-year-old! I worked for Bob Skinner that summer, and again after graduating from Wellesley High School.  After I joined the Navy, Nancy Skinner wrote to me regularly with updates on Bob’s antique adventures. When I returned home, a job was waiting for me in Bolton, Massachusetts. I have many fond memories of traveling throughout New England, and south to New York and Pennsylvania with Bob, visiting antique shops. I can see Bob now driving with the window open no matter what the temperature, cigarette in hand, singing pop songs (often improvising the lyrics!) in the manner of Nat King Cole and Vaughn Monroe. Antique dealers scattered throughout the countryside played an important role in informing Bob’s aesthetic: Mary Allis, Pam Boynton, Robert Cleaves, Henry Coger, Billy Graham, Richard Mills, Horace Porter, Marguerite Riordan, Bill Samaha, Peggy Schorsch…legendary pickers including the McCaffreys and O’Donnells…I could never list them all. As he did business with these men and women, he learned to love country furniture with great old paint and surface, early American wrought iron, folk art, wooden ware, painted tin, and children’s miniature furniture and objects.  At the time, this material was plentiful and affordable to a man who was buying on a budget, necessitated by a frugal wife and young family.  His love and keen eye for simple, beautiful country antiques brought him and Nancy great joy.  Among the many things that they collected over the years, these are a few of the pieces that Nancy felt she could part with. We attended hundreds of country auctions in New England, and later in New York, where he honed his business sense, style of auctioneering, and auction philosophy, learning from his friends Bill Stahl and William Doyle.  Bob was a straightforward, honest man with a fierce entrepreneurial spirit that led him to build from the ground up a city-style auction company in the country. Since the early 1960s, the company went from having one full-time employee (me) to over 100.  And in 1984, the year of Bob’s passing, Skinner was on the cusp of tremendous growth.  Years later, we continue to be inspired by his vision. —Stephen Fletcher

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1 Miniature Brass Sextant, by Dollond, London, late 18th/early 19th century, with scale engraved 0-140, sliding index arm marked “Dollond London,” folding magnifier and thumbscrew lock, peephole sight, mirror, shades and folding mahogany handle, in a shagreen case. $800-1,200

3 Framed Miniature Family Record and Cut Paper Doll Composition, America, early 19th century, a cut-paper figure of a lady with cutout and ink details, juxtaposed on a very small c. 1823 family record inscribed in ink on paper, in a period green-painted molded wood frame, 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. overall. $200-250

5 Two Painted Wooden Firkins, America, 19th century, stave and bentwood hoop constructed firkins with covers and swing handles, one round with a yellow-painted banner inscribed “G. CASSIA” on dark olive ground, the other oval, painted gray, (imperfections), ht. 12, 9 1/2 in. $300-500

2 Silhouette of a Young Woman in a Redpainted Frame, America, early 19th century, hollow-cut portrait backed with black fabric, (stain, toning), 4 x 3 1/4 in., under a yellow, green, and black reverse-painted glass mat, in a molded red-painted pine frame. $300-500

4 Framed Silhouette of a Gentleman in a Masonic Reverse-painted Glass Mat, America, early 19th century, hollow-cut silhouette of a young man in a reverse-painted mat with oval aperture with red, black, and gilt eglomise border, with Masonic five-point stars and square and compass in the corners, 5 7/8 x 5 in. $300-500

6 Six Miniature Paint-decorated Tinware Household Items, America, early 19th century, four red-painted items: an oval teapot, two candlesticks, and a bread basket with floral decoration; a round canister with hinged lid and compartmented interior, and a bookform trinket or matchbox, with painted paterae on a metallic blue ground, (imperfections), dia. 1 3/8 to 4 5/8 in. $300-500

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7 Miniature Classical Maple Games Table, “Manufactured by SAMUEL HERSEY Hersey Street, Hingham, Mass.,” 19th century, the folding rectangular top with rounded corners, on a rectangular post joined by a pedestal with concave sides, all on scroll feet, with a printed paper maker’s label affixed to the interior, ht. 3 7/8, wd. 2 5/8 to 5 3/8 in. $400-600

9 Carved and Painted Wooden Book-form Slide-lid Box, probably New England, early 19th century, carved from a single piece of wood, the exterior painted black over earlier red, with gilt edges, 7 x 3 3/4 in. $300-500 10 Small Painted Covered Box Containing a Carved Wooden Figure of a Man, early 19th century, oblong box with pine top and bottom, bent maple sides joined with two “fingers,” with vestiges of gray paint, with a folk-carved figure of a standing man, box ht. 1 3/4, 2 5/8 x 5 3/8, figure lg. 3 7/8 in. $200-250

11 Four Miniature Redware Items, America, early 19th century, a handled bowl, milk pan, and pitcher with brown manganese streaked decoration, and a spittoon with mottled brown sponge glaze, (chips), ht. 1 to 2 1/2 in. $250-350 12 Miniature Classical Turned Wood Center Table, “WM. S. TOWER & Co., So. HINGHAM MASS.,” late 19th century, round top with molded edges, on a baluster-turned post joined by a pedestal with concave sides, all on disk feet, with impressed maker’s mark on underside of top, ht. 3 3/8 in. $400-600

8 Chip-carved Wooden Book-form Slidelid Box with Heart Decoration, 19th century, carved from a single piece of wood, ornamented with chip-carved diamond patterns and borders, the lid decorated with two relief-carved hearts, (lid slightly bowed), ht. 2, wd. 4 1/8, lg. 7 1/4 in. $300-500

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13 American School, 19th Century Village Scene with Cows in a Pasture. Unsigned. Watercolor on velvet, 7 x 9 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Toning. $400-600

14 Framed Family Record, Canada, c. 1850, watercolor and ink on paper, depicting a record of the vital statistics of John Sherwood (b. 1816), his first wife, Charlotte Scribner (b. 1819), and his second wife, Alada McCleod, and their eleven children, decorated with a hand-painted landscape with figures of a man and a woman grieving beside a monument, inscribed with the names of three deceased family members, flanked by a cherub, a church, a house, and flowers, (toning, foxing, light stains), 12 3/4 x 10 3/4 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Note: John W. Sherwood was born in Hammondvale, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada. He married his first wife Charlotte Scribner, April 11, 1839. Charlotte died circa 1844, and John married Alada McCleod, also b. 1819. $1,500-2,500

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15 Pine Mirror, New England, last half 18th century, the scrolled cresting above a rectangular molded frame, old brown stain, ht. 18 3/4, wd. 11 in. $300-500

17 Miniature Courting Mirror, northern Europe, late 18th century, molded frame with reversepainted glass panels depicting figures, fruit, and flowers, set in original wood case, (minor paint loss), 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. $300-500 18 Queen Anne Walnut Mirror, probably New England, mid-18th century, with scrolled cresting above a molded liner with arched top, and beveled glass, original finish, ht. 20 1/4, wd. 10 1/2 in. $300-500 18A Chippendale Walnut Carved and Incised Parcel-gilt Mirror, America, late 18th century, the scrolled frame with Prince of Wales crest and gilt liner, ht. 28 in. $300-500

19 Miniature Chippendale-style Mahogany Mirror, America, 20th century, ht. 9 1/4, wd. 5 1/4 in. $200-300 20 Fifteen Mostly Paint-decorated Tinware Household Items, America, 19th century, four painted red: a covered pail with “My Girl” stencil, two trays with floral and playing card decoration, and a dust pan; a metallic-blue tea canister and candlestick; a dome-top document box with a white band painted with red and green flowers; a rectangular flat-top document box with floral decoration; three stencil-decorated plates, two yellow and one green; a floral decorated black candle snuffer and a later green-painted covered pail with stenciled flower decoration; together with an unpainted lidded cooking pot and a sheet iron candle sconce, (paint wear), dia. to 4 3/8 in. $300-500

16 Red-painted Pine-framed Mirror Fragment, New England, late 18th/early 19th century, the shaped pine panel pierced for hanging, with irregular shaped cutout containing a mirror, original red paint, ht. 12 1/4, wd. 4 3/4 in. $400-600

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21 Inlaid Cherry Candlestand with Drawer, possibly Connecticut River Valley, late 18th/ early 19th century, the square tray-top stringinlaid with a central hexagon and corner quarterfans, on a vase- and ring-turned incised post with geometric inlay, and tripod arris-carved cabriole leg base with flattened knees inlaid with hearts, ending in pad feet, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 17 3/8, dp. 17 5/8 in. $1,500-2,500 21A Federal Cherry Candlestand, possibly Connecticut River Valley, c. 1790-1800, the shaped top with ovolo corners on a vase- and ring-turned support and tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet on platforms, old surface, (repair), ht. 26 1/2, wd. 17, dp. 17 1/2 in. $400-600

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22 Federal Inlaid Cherry Chest of Drawers, possibly central Massachusetts or Connecticut River Valley, early 19th century, the overhanging serpentine top with inlaid edge above a straight-fronted cockbeaded case of four drawers inlaid with quarterfans, on tall ogee bracket feet, old wooden pulls, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 36 1/4, case wd. 36 1/4, case dp. 18 in. $1,500-2,500

24 Painted Checkerboard, America, 19th century, square panel with applied molding, painted black and yellow with flowers and leaves decorating the corners, 15 x 15 in. $600-800

23 Gray-painted Wooden Hanging Slide-lid Scrub Box, America, 19th century, pierced shaped backboard on box with two slide lids, the lower compartment containing a pumice stone, (minor loss), ht. 22 1/2, wd. 4 7/8, dp. 2 5/8 in. $300-500

25 Four Woodenware Household Items, America and England, late 18th/early 19th century, a figured walnut slicer with cutout heart handle, a maple niddy-noddy with compass and geometric carved decoration, a cutting board with chamfered-edge and chip-carved border, and a hanging chestnut and iron wire candle-making holder, (minor imperfections), dia. 12 1/2 to 18 1/2 in. $500-700

26 Four Push-up Candlesticks and a Candle Snuffer, late 18th/early 19th century, a pair of hogscraper-type sticks with medial brass rings on the shafts, the levers marked “SHAW,” one make-do with hogscraper shaft on a brass petal-shaped base, and one brass hogscraper-type stick, (imperfections), ht. 6 7/8 to 8 3/8; and a scissors-form steel candle snuffer with wick pick, and “PATENT” mark, (imperfections), lg. 7 1/2 in. $400-600

27 Oak-grained Twelve-drawer Chest, America, 19th century, overhanging top above ten short drawers flanked by two long drawers, the short drawers with two compartments, painted oak grained surface, (age crack at lower side), ht. 9 1/4, wd. 18 5/8, dp. 9 3/4 in. $300-500

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28 Burlwood Scoop with Carved Effigy Handle, early 19th century, lg. 11, bowl dia. 6 1/8 in. $300-500

29 Diminutive Red-painted Chippendale Wooden Mirror, probably New England, late 18th century, ht. 12 3/4, wd. 8 in. $300-500

30 Red-painted Glazed Wall Spoon Cabinet, possibly Pennsylvania, early 19th century, pierced arched crest on cabinet with applied molding, hinged glazed door with tulip-carved knob, the interior with two spoon racks, (minor repair), ht. 20 5/8, wd. 14, dp. 4 3/4 in. $300-500

31 Ten Small Woven Splint Baskets, America, 19th century, eight baskets probably made by an Eastern Woodland Indian tribe, including a round-over-square basket with fixed upright handle, the exterior splints painted salmon and yellow, one round with red, green, and yellow stripes and green-painted handles, one round over-square with traces of red paint, one round-over-square with salmon and green vegetable stamp decoration, one round-oversquare with upright handle, and red and green bands, one round with cover with salmon and black bands, one rectangular with upright handle and green bands, and one round with fixed handle and gray-painted vertical stripes; a round green-painted basket with two carved hardwood handles, and a tapered deep round basket with domed center and carved hardwood loop handles, (minor breaks and losses), ht. 1 3/4 to 8 3/4 in. $600-800

33 Carved and Painted Oval Wood Tray, 19th century, stave and hoop constructed mixed wood tray with cedar staves and carved knuckle handles joined by green- and blackpainted lapped ash hoops, oak bottom, ht. 4 7/8, 15 1/2 x 25 in. $300-500

34 Painted Checkerboard, America, 19th century, nearly square panel with applied molding, painted with red and mustard yellow squares with black and dark red borders, (losses), 14 1/4 x 13 3/8 in. $600-800 35 Five Pincushions, late 18th to 19th century, one pillow-form with stenciled-painted flowers and foliage, one French with foliate, stripe, and bird enamel-decorated pottery support on a round gilt-brass base, one with a greenpainted treen holder with black striping, one painted velvet in the form of a peach, and one of embroidered silk on linen, one side stitched with a heart inscribed “God Give Peace 1780,” the other side with a bird, (age wear), ht. 2 to 3 1/8, dia. to 8 in. $400-600

32 Marble-painted Spit Box, America, early 19th century, canted rectangular container with applied molding, the interior and exterior paint-decorated with simulated marbling, (minor paint wear), ht. 5 1/4, wd. 9, lg. 10 1/8 in. $250-350

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36 Six Paint-decorated Woven Splint Baskets, made by an Eastern Woodland Indian tribe, late 19th century, a round-over-square basket with fixed handle and salmon-painted bands, one rectangular with two carved handles and salmon and yellow-painted bands, a covered round-over-square basket with red, blue, green, and yellow painted bands, a round basket with out-curving rim, upright handle, and bands of red, green, and blue; two square baskets each with two carved hardwood handles, one with red and yellow bands accented with blue vegetable stamp designs, the other accented with red, green, yellow, and white bands, (minor imperfections), ht. 4 5/8 to 14 in. $600-800 37 Three Woven Splint Gathering Baskets, America, 19th century, one rectangular with carved hardwood handles, one round with domed center and carved hardwood handles, and a round basket with carved hardwood swing handle, (minor losses), ht. 6 to 13 3/4, dia. 14 to 21 3/4 in. $500-700
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38 Two Small Native American Woven Baskets, a round northern California twined basket with brown zigzag design around the sides, and a Pomo oblong coiled basket with brown checked border, ht. 2 5/8, 1, dia. 3 5/8, 4 5/8 in. $150-200 41 Small Carved and Painted Chopping Bowl with Seven Pieces of Stone Fruit, America, 19th century, small hand-hewn oval bowl, the exterior painted green over earlier red, the interior painted cream over earlier red and green, with seven pieces of stone fruit including two pears, an apple, two peaches, and half an orange, bowl ht. 2 3/8, dia. 11 1/4 in. $300-500 43 Brown-painted Oak and Pine Trestle-foot Table with Drawer, possibly New England, early 19th century, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 3/4, top wd. 42, top dp. 24 1/2 in. $400-600

39 Painted Sack-back Windsor Chair, New England, early 19th century, with vase- and ring-turnings and carved saddle seat, old worn black over earlier salmon paint, (minor imperfections), ht. 40, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. $800-1,200

40 Red-painted Tinware Coffeepot with Floral Decoration, America, early 19th century, hinged conical cover on lighthouse-form pot with spout perpendicular to handle, the sides decorated with a spray of stylized flowers, (cover lacking finial, paint wear), ht. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex collection of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Schorsch, with collection label affixed to the bottom. $600-800

42 Black-painted Birch and Pine Onedrawer Stand, New England, early 19th century, the square tapering legs joined by scalloped stretchers, old surface of red and later black paint with yellow striping, (minor imperfections), ht. 25 3/4, top wd. 20 1/4, top dp. 18 1/2 in. $250-350

44 Tin, Wood, and Wire Two-tier Twenty-light Chandelier, early 19th century, balusterturned shaft issuing twenty S-curve wire arms with medial wooden beads and terminating with tin candlesockets with crimped-edge drip pans, with iron hanging chain, (lacking one socket), ht. 47, dia. 23 1/2 in. $600-800

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45 Wrought Iron Two-light Candlestand, America, 18th century, adjustable floor candlestand with friction grip adjusting the height of a cross-arm with two candle sockets with drip pans, the stand supported on a tripod base, with a wrought iron candle snuffer and S hook, ht. 38 1/2 in. $400-600 46 Four-light Tinware Centerpiece Candelabra, America, early 19th century, wirework basket supporting four arms with candlecups, on a columnar shaft and round dished and footed base, with remnants of black paint, (repair), ht. 16, dia. 11 in. $200-300 47 Eleven Miniature Brass and Iron Early Lighting Devices, 19th century, a square tin and glass candle lantern, an iron and brass hogscraper push-up candlestick, a brass and mosaic glass chamberstick with candlecup and spout, a brass pricket candlestick, three pairs of brass candlesticks: two pairs with faceted and beehive turnings on the shafts with cut-corner square bases and a pair with six-point star bases, and a later brass sevenlight candelabra, ht. 1 1/4 to 4 3/4 in. $300-500

51 Parrot Squeak Toy, Germany, late 19th century, composed of papier-mâché, felt, and wood, with glass eyes, ht. 8 1/2, lg. 5 3/4 in. $200-300

52 Candle Sconce with Embossed Tin Reflective Pan, America, early 19th century, the round glazed reflector pan set with numerous geometric and petal-shaped embossed disks, with single tin candlecup, ht. 10, pan dia. 9 1/2 in. $300-500

58 Four Small and Miniature Wooden Items, 19th century, three miniature: a blue-painted stave and hoop constructed rundlet or keg, a red-painted agitating washing machine, and a stave and hoop constructed tub; and a turned covered footed jar, ht. 3 1/4 to 6 in. $600-800

53 Miniature Hatbox with a Gentleman’s Top Hat, America, late 19th century, the round blue covered box with printed gilt and polychrome floral and horse decoration, the interior containing a black beaver top hat with a label for “Dunlap & Co., New York” firm, ht. 4 7/8, 2 7/8 in. Provenance: Ex Elizabeth T. Babcock collection, with auction label attached to the base. $300-500

59 Miniature Stencil-decorated and Grainpainted Empire Bureau, America, early 19th century, shaped scrolled crest with mirrored heart and circular cutouts, the top with a stenciled floral design and the name “S.C. TEALL” on red-painted ground over two short drawers with bird’s-eye maple fronts over two grain-painted long drawers with wire ring pulls, (minor imperfections), ht. 9 1/2, wd. 9, dp. 5 5/8 in. $300-500 60 Green-painted Oval Staved Wooden Tub with Black Striping, early 19th century, stave and lapped bentwood hoop constructed tub with extended staves with pierced handholds, with red-painted interior, (one hoop repaired), ht. 8 1/2, dia. 13 1/4 in. $300-500 61 Sixteen Small and Miniature Wooden Household Items, America, 19th century, a lighthouse-form coffeepot with hinged lid and mustard paint; a butter churn with lid and dasher; two covered firkins, one stave and hoop constructed, one relief-carved with wire handle; a gilt-painted bucket with wire handle; two turned mortar and pestles; a turned mustard-painted butter churn with dasher; two round lap-seam pantry boxes; a carved red-painted slide-lid box; a turned maple rolling pin and pie crimper; a mahogany bellows; a carved double-oxbow yoke, and a turned round covered jar, dia. 1 to 8 3/4 in. $600-800 62 Large Red-painted Turned Ash Bowl, America, 19th century, with turned collar, ht. 6 1/2, dia. 19 in. $300-500

48 Yellow-painted Woven Splint Wall Pocket, America, 19th century, with applied wood frame with incised geometric designs, ht. 12 3/4, wd. 8 1/2, dp. 3 1/2 in. $400-600

49 Small Red-painted and Floral-decorated Tinware Tray, America, early 19th century, chamfered rectangular tray decorated with a large stylized blossom in shades of yellow, green, and white on red ground, 5 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. $200-300

54 Enamel-decorated Creamware Dish and Three Miniature Pearlware Serving Dishes, England, 18th to early 19th century, a shallow diamond-shaped creamware dish with blue and gold leafy border, a miniature pearlware coffeepot with cover and a scallop-rim creamer decorated with underglaze blue chinoiserie landscapes with buildings, and a floral-decorated creamer, ht. 1/4 to 3 5/8, dia. to 10 5/8 in. $300-500

55 Pair of Miniature Boxing Glove-form Velvet Pincushions, America, late 19th century, each 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. $300-500

50 Three Small Wallpaper-covered Bandboxes, America, early 19th century, two round and one oval, covered with polychrome varnished floral, fruit, and foliate designs, (imperfections), ht. 3 1/4 to 4 3/8, dia. 4 to 6 1/2 in. $300-500

56 Two Turned and Painted Treenware Covered Containers, 19th century, one round, raised on a round base painted dark blue, the other bulbous, painted dark brown, ht. 5 1/4, 4 3/4 in. $600-800 57 Small Floral-decorated Lap-seam Bentwood Covered Box, northern Europe, 19th century, elongated oval box with a handle centered on the cover, decorated with painted inscription “crior minde” on a banner surrounded with sprays of polychrome flowers on a white ground, (minor imperfections), ht. 5, wd. 4 1/4, lg. 8 1/8 in. $300-500

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63 American School, 19th Century Farm Scene with a Woman at a Well and Outbuildings. Signed and dated “F. Collins 92” l.l. Oil on academy board, 15 3/8 x 23 in., in a period molded oak frame. Condition: Minor retouch to background sky, abrasion u.r. $600-800

64 American School, 19th Century Country Church. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 19 x 20 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Paint loss u.r., l.r., and at upper edge, craquelure, surface grime. $800-1,200

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65 James Burt (American, fl. 1835-1849) Figures Fishing on a Riverbank, Railroad Bridge with Train in the Distance. Signed and dated “J.Burt 1832” l.c. Oil on panel, 15 x 20 in., in a later molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Minor scattered retouch. Provenance: Purchased at Skinner, June 5, 1993, Sale 1512, Lot 252, the cover lot. $2,000-3,000

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66 American School, 19th Century, Still Life with Fruit. Unsigned. Oil on artist board, 9 x 12 in., in a molded wood frame. Condition: Stable craquelure. $200-300

67 Grain-painted Wall Timepiece, Chauncey Jerome, New Haven, Connecticut, c. 1860, the octagonal half-round door opens to a painted zinc dial and a thirty-hour springdriven movement on a trapezoidal door, the tablet showing two gilt peacocks, the interior bearing label of manufacturer, old surface, ht. 15 7/8 in. $300-500

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68 Painted Wooden Bootmaker’s Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, double-sided boot-form sign with yellow-painted inscription “MOORE” and scroll design on a black ground, with leather strap and buckle, (paint loss), ht. 25, wd. 14 3/4 in. $200-300

74 Miniature Paint-decorated Wood and Leather Bellows and Two Small Turned Bowls, 19th century, the bellows with faux tortoiseshell and floral and scroll painted decoration, and two round, turned, footed bowls, (imperfections), dia. 2 to 8 3/4 in. $200-400

79 American School, 19th Century Cased Double Miniature Portraits of a Young Woman, Reportedly Clara Barton. Unsigned. Graphite on paper, one side depicting the woman in a half-length pose, the other a three-quarter bust-length pose, 2 1/2 x 2 in., in a red gilt-decorated paper bordered frame and red paper slip case. $250-350 80 Sixteen Mostly Wrought Iron Miniature Utensils, early 19th century, wrought iron: two hearth shovels, a peel, a waffle iron, a meat fork, ladle, and spatula; a strainer with copper bowl, compass, pipe tongs, door latch; a steel hearth fork and a bodkin, a pair of brass tongs, and a carved wooden fork; together with a cast lead shell-form device, dia. 2 1/8 to 9 3/8 in. $300-500 81 Five Miniature Metal Household Items, 19th century, a brass tea kettle and stand, tinware three-candle candlemold, single candlemold, and a roasting oven, dia. 3 5/8 to 4 3/4 in. $400-600 82 Two Paint-decorated Bellows and a Hearth Broom, America, early 19th century, one bellows with polychrome painted fruit decoration on one side and smoke decoration on the other, the other painted red with giltstenciled flowers, both with leather bellows and brass nozzles; the turned wooden hearth broom with floral-decorated red-painted shaft and horsehair bristles, (imperfections), lg. 16 3/4 to 29 1/2 in. $300-500 83 Large Pewter Plate, Frederick Bassett, New York City and Hartford, Connecticut, late 18th century, the plate with single reeded brim, (dent to brim, age wear), dia. 14 5/8 in. $200-300

69 Oval Tinware Candle Sconce, America, early 19th century, the oval reflector pan with crimped edges, with single candlecup on a reeded support, ht. 16 1/2, wd. 9 1/2 in. $300-500

70 Grain-painted Glazed Hanging Notice Box, America, early 19th century, shallow-depth rectangular box with hinged glazed door, with brass knob and ring hanger, ht. 15 3/8, wd. 11 1/2, dp. 11 1/2 in. $400-600 71 Small Needlework Sampler, “Lydia Skinner Her Sampler January 16 1801,” stitched with silk threads on a linen ground, with an alphabet over Lydia’s signature and date, 5 1/2 x 8 in., unframed. $300-500 72 Painted Cast Iron Potted Pineapple Ornament, 19th century, painted yellow, red, and green, (losses), wd. 4 3/8 in. $200-250

75 Three Pairs of Miniature Andirons, late 18th/early 19th century, one of wrought iron with arrow finial on tall knife-blade shafts with arched legs, the second of wrought iron, with faceted top on tapered shaft, supported on arched legs with penny feet, the third made of brass with ring-turned baluster-form shaft on spurred cabriole legs and ball feet, ht. 3 1/2 to 8 in. $400-600

76 Framed Silhouette of a Gentleman, America, c. 1830, hollow-cut silhouette of a young man with printed jacket with pencil details, under a reverse-painted mat with yellow star border with green and yellow foliate devices in the corners on a black ground, in a period red-painted molded wood frame, (toning, light stains), 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. overall. $300-500

73 Pair of Framed Silhouettes of Young Ladies, America, c. 1820, hollow-cut portraits with ink details on hair and ruffled collars, 5 x 4 1/4 in. overall, in matching period red- and black-painted molded wood frames. $300-500

77 Framed Silhouette of a Gentleman, America, c. 1830, hollow-cut image of a young man with printed jacket with pencil details, under a reverse-painted mat with yellow star border on a black ground, in a period red-painted molded wood frame, a note affixed to the back is inscribed “Ebenezer Little Jr./This picture was taken in Enfield in 1830,” 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. overall. $300-500

78 Red-painted Turned Wooden Trencher, America, early 19th century, the bottom branded “SJSF,” dia. 8 1/4 in. $300-500

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84 Four Octagonal Paint-decorated Tinware Trays, probably New England, early 19th century, decorated with polychrome painted borders of flowers and fruit on black and asphaltum grounds, (paint wear), sizes from 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 to 12 x 17 1/2 in. $300-500

85 Four Assorted Metal Wrought Tools, 18th to 19th century, a brass spatula with wrought iron handle, a wrought iron combination small peel and hearth fork with twisted shaft, a small steel fork with brass inlay and engraved inscriptions “T. Moses 1832” on the shaft, a brass tool with curved serrated blade marked “JAL” on the handle terminal, lg. 7 1/2 to 20 1/4 in. $300-500

87 Five Paint-decorated Tinware Items, America, early 19th to early 20th century, a dome-top trunk ornamented with a red and yellow fan design and stylized red flowers, a candle sconce with yellow and red flowers, a diminutive bread basket ornamented with red and yellow flowers and buds, a chamberstick with red berries, and a later small lobed basket painted green with red and gilt fan devices, (paint wear), ht. to 9 3/4, dia. to 9 1/2 in. $500-700

89 Redware Jug, New England, early 19th century, ovoid jug with incised line on the shoulder, applied reeded strap handle, mottled greenish-brown and orange glaze with patches of brown manganese, (glaze loss to mouth and handle edge, flakes on body), ht. 8 3/8 in. Provenance: Formerly George S. McKearin Collection of American Pottery, with paper label on side, no. “926.” $300-500

88 Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Decoration, Nathan Clark, Athens, New York, c. 1830, wide-mouth crock with tapered sides and reeded lug handles, the terminals daubed with cobalt, reeded band at shoulder and stylized cobalt leaf design under the impressed maker’s mark, (rim chip, crack), ht. 9, dia. 14 1/4 in. $300-500

90 Redware Jug, New England, early 19th century, ovoid jug with incised lines on the shoulder, applied reeded strap handle, mottled greenish-brown glaze with orange halos, (chips and glaze loss to mouth and handle edge, base chips), ht. 9 5/8 in. $300-500

86 Painted Wooden “G.K. BASSETT SOAP” Sign, America, late 19th century, shaped rectangular panel, painted gray with black lettering and black and yellow striping, (minor paint wear), 11 3/4 x 30 in. $250-350

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91 Three Paint-decorated Tinware Items, America, early 19th century, a dome-top trunk with wire handle, decorated with red flowers on the front on a black ground with yellow striping, a bread basket with a wide border of red and yellow flowers and blue berries on a black ground, and a small wall pocket with crimped edges ornamented with metallic copper foliate devices and a white band with red flowers, (minor paint loss), ht. 2 3/8 to 7 1/4 in. $250-350

93 Three Miniature Painted Wooden Doll Chairs, probably New England, 19th century, a fancy grain-painted tablet-back rocking chair with mustard-painted striping, a black-painted slat-back chair with rush seat (lacking one slat), and a red-painted Windsor chair with bamboo turnings highlighted with mustard paint, ht. 7 to 10 1/8 in. $300-500

95 Redware Pitcher, probably New England, early 19th century, tapered oval form with applied reeded handle, stippled bands, and molded base, glazed with mottled brown, green, and orange glaze with streaked flecks of brown manganese, ht. 10 1/2 in. $400-600

92 Miniature Grained-painted Wooden Tall Post Doll Bed, probably New England, early 19th century, with shaped and scrolled headboard, ht. 10, wd. 11, lg. 13 3/4 in. $300-500

94 Redware Jug, probably New England, early 19th century, bulbous oval form with spout on mouth, applied reeded handle, stippled and wavy line bands, and molded base, glazed with mottled brown, green, and orange glaze with streaked flecks of brown manganese, (chip on side), ht. 8 in. Provenance: Formerly George S. McKearin Collection of American Pottery, with paper label on side, no. “518.” $300-500

96 Paint-decorated Chippendale Cherry Chest of Four Drawers, probably eastern Massachusetts, late 18th century, overhanging molded top over the case with pullout dressing slide and four cockbeaded graduated drawers on bracket feet centering a drop pendant, early 20th century paint, replaced glass pulls, ht. 35, case wd. 34 3/4, case dp. 19 1/2 in. Note: Backboard with early chalk inscription “Boston.” $1,000-1,500

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100 Five Wrought Iron Hearth Implements, America, late 18th to early 19th century, a grill with heart-shaped handle terminal and scroll decoration, a miniature grill, a rotating grill, a triangular trivet, and a trivet with turned wooden handle and scroll ornament, ht. 2 to 2 3/4, dia. 8 1/2 to 25 1/2 in. $300-500 101 Seven Iron and Brass Hearth Utensils and a Game Rack, late 18th to 19th century, four strainers with wrought iron handles, three with pierced brass bowls, one with a handle impressed “A. LAWRENCE,” and one with a pierced copper bowl, the shaft impressed “MB 1826,” an iron handled ladle with brass bowl, two long-handled forks, and an iron crown game rack, game rack ht. 19, dia. 12 1/4, utensil lg. 16 to 22 3/4 in. $300-500 102 Brass and Wirework Demilune Fire Fender, America or England, with brass rail above vertical wires ornamented with undulating scrolls, (crack on rail), ht. 8, wd. 32 3/4, dp. 14 3/4 in. $300-500

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103 Make-do Strawberry-form Pincushion, America, 19th century, with brass ball finial on red wool and green (faded to brown) silk, raised on a make-do gold-painted plated silver base, ht. 9 1/2 in. $300-500 104 Black-painted and Gilt-decorated Cherry Candlestand, New England, early 19th century, the top with scrolled corners, vaseand ring-turned post, and tripod cabriole leg base, early surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 26 3/4, top wd. 13 1/2, top dp. 13 1/4 in. $250-350

97 Ten Wrought Iron Hearth and Household Utensils, probably New England or England, 18th/early 19th century, a two-tier game hook, a down-hearth long-handled cooking rod with two-prong swivel hook, heart-shaped handle attachment, and brass hanging ring, two spatulas, one marked with the initials “E.H.Y.,” the other with rattail terminal; a two-prong game hook or well hook, a mahogany-handled sugar chopper, a three-prong device, possibly a fish spear, with rattail terminal, an ember tongs with spring-action scissors-like handle and blades to cut tobacco, a long-handled fork, the handle ornamented with two inlaid brass diamonds and star punch decoration; and a brass-mounted blade with rounded tip, the handle pierced for hanging, lg. 9 1/4 to 38 1/2 in. $400-600

98 Wrought Iron Pipe Tongs, England or America, 18th century, with spring-activated handle with cast leaf design, hanging hook, bowl scrape, and tobacco tamp, lg. 17 in. $400-600 99 Four Early Wrought Iron Articles, 18th to 19th century, a skewer set with hanger and seven rattail skewers, a corn dryer, a beam hook with twisted shaft, and a hook with entwined loop shaft, lg. 8 1/2 to 19 in. $300-500

105 Black-painted Fan-back Braced Windsor Armchair, possibly New England, late 18th century, the cresting with scroll-carved terminals and vase- and ring-turnings, shaped arms and scroll-carved handholds, old black paint, (restoration and imperfections), ht. 46 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. $300-500

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106 Grain-painted Maple and Pine Tall Chest of Drawers, New England, late 18th century, the case of six thumb-molded drawers on bracket feet, replaced wooden knobs, original grainpainted surface, (imperfections), ht. 57, case wd. 34 3/4, case dp. 19 in. $1,500-2,500 107 Small Blue-painted Pine Six-board Chest, New England, early 19th century, with triplearch cutout ends, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 23 1/4, case wd. 36, case dp. 17 in. $250-350

108 Red-painted Queen Anne Maple Drop-leaf Tea Table, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, the circular top on a rolled apron joining cabriole legs, old surface, (top replaced), ht. 26, dia. 39 in. Note: The top of this table was put on by W.H. Reynolds, September 1st, 1891, according to a handwritten label affixed to the underside. $600-800 109 Large Mercury Glass Globular and Eggshaped Kugels, Germany, late 19th century, the globular form with a silver surface, the egg-form is in cobalt blue, with brass mountings, (imperfections), dia. 9, 8 in., respectively. $300-500

110 Wrought Iron Peel with Ram’s Horn Finial, America, late 18th century, lg. 49 in. $300-500 End of the Skinner Collection

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111 Queen Anne Carved Walnut Side Chair, Boston, c. 1730-50, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 41 1/4, seat ht. 19 in. Note: This chair closely resembles the Boston side chair illustrated in Richards and Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, number 14. $10,000-15,000

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112 Chippendale Carved and Inlaid Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Oxbow Desk/ Bookcase, probably Massachusetts, c. late 18th century, the top section with molded cornice and band of contrasting serrated banding and blind fretwork frieze, with molded string-inlaid hinged doors with shaped recessed panels flanked by reeded tapering colonnets, on the lower section with stringinlaid fall-front lid opening to an interior of eighteen drawers over scratchbeaded case of four drawers, the top drawer with convex and concave arches, all on claw-and-ball feet, old surface, (restoration), ht. 83 1/2, wd. 42, dp. 20 1/2 in. Provenance: A pencil inscription on an interior drawer bottom reads, “This desk was property of Judge Humphrey of Weymouth, Mass. Purchased by Clifford S. Drake in May 1910 at Bigelow, Kennard Co’s - Bought of direct descendants of Judge Humphrey by Wm. A. Evans.” $4,000-6,000

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113 Queen Anne Walnut Side Chair, Boston, c. 1740-60, with chamfered stiles and rear legs, and block-, vase-, and ring-turned stretchers, old refinish, original upholstered leather slip seat, (imperfections), ht. 41, seat ht. 18 in. $2,000-3,000

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114 Queen Anne Walnut Compass-seat Side Chair, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, the spooned cresting above a vasiform splat and raking chamfered stiles, the upholstered slip seat on frontal cabriole legs joined to the rear legs by block-, vase-, and ring-turned stretchers, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 40 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 115 Queen Anne Walnut Looking Glass, England, early 18th century, the beaded and shaped frame with two-part glass, the top glass etched with a design of flowers flanked by birds and flowers, (imperfections), ht. 34 1/2, wd. 16 1/2 in. $1,200-1,800 116 Queen Anne Walnut Looking Glass, England, early 18th century, the scrolled crest above a shaped beaded liner containing a two-part glass, (imperfections), ht. 35, wd. 14 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 117 Mahogany Tilt-top Tea Table, probably North Shore, Massachusetts, late 18th century, the square top with indented corners on a vaseand ring-turned support and tripod cabriole leg base with arris knees continuing to pointed pad feet, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 27 3/4, top wd. 32 1/2, top dp. 32 1/4 in. $600-800

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118 British or American School, 18th Century Portrait of a Child with a Dog. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 35 x 28 in., in a carved wood frame. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch. Provenance: Corena Josephson, Holyoke, Massachusetts, an early 20th century antiques dealer. $3,000-5,000

119 American/Continental School, 18th Century Portrait of a Young Woman with a Parrot. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Minor scattered retouch. Provenance: Corena Josephson, Holyoke, Massachusetts, an early 20th century antiques dealer. $2,500-3,500
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120 Chippendale Carved Walnut Tilt-top Tea Table, probably England, mid-18th century, the circular dished top tilts on a birdcage platform on a vase- and ring-turned spiralcarved support, on a tripod cabriole leg base ending in claw-and-ball feet, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, dia. 23 in. $600-800 121 Four Small Framed Hand-colored “Prodigal Son” Series Prints, England, early 19th century, woodcuts, two with titles visible: “The Prodigal Son Taking Leave” and “The Prodigal Son Returns,” 5 x 3 7/8 in. (sight), in original oval eglomise mats, and pressed brass frames. Condition: Minor toning, otherwise good, not examined out of frames. $400-600 122 P. Concena, publisher (London, Early 19th Century) Two Works: SPRING and AUTUMN, published September 16, 1801. Handcolored lithographs on paper, 10 1/4 x 14 in., in matching period molded wood frames. Condition: Toning, moisture stains. $300-500 123 John Frederick Miller (English, 1759-96) Three Illustrations of Penguins, from Cimelia Physica: Figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c. together with several of the most elegant plants, published 1796, identified in inscriptions, hand colored engravings of Aptenodytes Antarctica, Aptenodytes Imagellanica, and Aptenodytes Crestata, sight sizes approx. 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 in., in later molded wood frames. Condition: Minor light stains and scattered foxing, not examined out of frames. $400-600

124 Two Small Framed Hand-colored Allegorical Etchings, probably England, early 19th century, Europe/Asia and America/ Africa, with the inscription “D. Gerolino” below, 4 3/4 x 6 7/8 in., in pressed brass frames. Condition: Toning, stains, edge losses. $600-800 125 Two Framed Glass Transfer Genre Paintings, “Painted by W.B. Walker 1 Fox & Knot Court Low Lane London,” c. 1810, reverse printing transferred to glass and painted on the reverse, depicting two interior family scenes with printed titles below: The First Step in Life and Midsummer Holydays, 10 3/8 x 14 1/2 in., in period wood frames. Condition: Minor pigment separating from glass in title area. $300-500 126 Two Small Reverse-paintings on Glass Portraits of Napoleon and Charlotte, Continental, late 18th/early 19th century, both identified in inscription below, 8 3/8 x 5 3/4 in., in molded mahogany frames. $300-500

128 Silver Teapot, William Ball, Jr., Baltimore, early 19th century, faceted oval form with angled tapered spout, with urn finial on domed hinged cover, scroll wood handle, decorated with bright-cut shield and swag motifs on the sides with foliate borders, “W.BALL” in a conforming rectangle struck twice under base, (repairs), ht. 6 in., approx. 16 troy oz. $600-800

129 Neoclassical Silver Urn-form Covered Sugar Bowl, Charles L. Boehme, Baltimore, late 18th/early 19th century, the peaked lid with urn finial, on an urn-form body ornamented with beaded borders, raised on a splayed foot set on a square base, impressed “C.L. Boehme” in script on base side, (dents), ht. 10 1/4 in., approx. 14 troy oz. $600-800

127 Two Silver Beakers, Paul Revere, Jr., Boston, Massachusetts, active 1735-1818, tapered cylindrical body, with bright-cut wheelwork and embossed spherule decoration around rim and base, engraved lozenge on side enclosing a “T” in foliate script, one base marked REVERE, (the other base has been replaced), approx. 8.5 troy oz., ht. 3 7/8, 3 3/4 in. Provenance: Descended through the family of American colonist Isaiah Thomas. Note: Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831) was the leading publisher of his time and one of its leading citizens. In 1775 he moved his printing business from Boston to Worcester, Massachusetts, to escape the British occupation of Boston. He was active in the war of Independence both as a minuteman at Lexington and Concord and as a patriot printer. $4,000-6,000

130 Neoclassical Silver Urn-form Covered Sugar Bowl, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the peaked lid with urn finial, on an urn-form body, ornamented with beaded borders, raised on a splayed foot set on a square base, (minor wear), ht. 10 1/4 in., approx. 12 troy oz. $800-1,200

131 Coin Silver Cann, probably Boston or Salem, Massachusetts, late 18th century, baluster form body with molded rim, applied doublescroll handle with chased leaf thumb-piece on a molded circular base, the body ornamented with engravings, one side with a heraldic crest of a rampant demi-lion over the names “Richardson” above “Addison” and “Lucy,” the other side engraved with two coats of arms impaled for the names of Richardson and Townsend, above the named “Townsend” over “Penn” and “Mary,” the front with the script initials “LH,” above later engraved initials “EGW’ and “JLW” and the date “1890” below, (dents to sides), ht. 5 1/2 in., approx. 14 troy oz. Note: This cann bears engravings relating to prominent families in the Salem, Massachusetts, area: sea captain Addison Richardson (1739-1811) and his third wife Lucy Holden (1762-1848), Richardson’s daughter and son-in-law Mary and Penn Townsend, and the Townsends’ daughter Elizabeth Greenleaf who married John Waters of Salem. $1,000-1,500

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132 “SUCCESS to the Crooked but interesting Town of BOSTON” Liverpool Jug, England, early 19th century, small creamware jug transfer decorated with a humorous Boston sentiment in an oval leafy wreath on one side and a lonely man’s verse inscribed on the reverse, (chips), ht. 6 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

134 After Charles Hubbard (American, 18011875) The National Lancers with the Reviewing Officers on Boston Common. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 15 x 20 1/2 in., in a period giltgesso frame. Condition: Relined, restoration, stable craquelure. $800-1,200

133 Creamware Mug with Hand-painted Decoration “Succefs to ye City of Boston...,” England, late 18th century, the mug with hand-painted polychrome enamel decoration depicting a village scene over the inscription “Succefs to ye City of Boston/ Liberty For Ever,” with molded floral and foliate handle terminals, (lacking handle, staining), ht. 6 3/8 in. $800-1,200

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135 J.F W. Des Barres, Esquire, publisher (18th19th Century) A View of Boston taken on the Road to Dorchester., drawn by William Pierie, engraved by James Newton, dated “May 30th, 1776.” Identified in inscriptions. Engraving with hand-coloring, sheet size 21 x 27 1/2, image size 16 1/2 x 24 1/2 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Repaired margin tears, toning, light scattered foxing, loss u.l. corner, light creases. Note: This engraving of Boston before the Revolutionary War was published by Captain Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres (1721-1824), a Swiss-born cartographer and Canadian statesman. Des Barres made many maps of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans and also mapped much of the Canadian Territory, most notably Nova Scotia and its capital Halifax. This lithograph appeared in a large-scale sea atlas The Atlantic Neptune. $800-1,200

136 Abel Bowen, publisher (Boston, 19th Century) BOSTON COMMON. Annin & Smith, lithographers, Boston, drawn by James Kidder, identified in inscriptions. Lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 14 1/2 x 18 1/2 in., in a period gilt-gesso ripple frame. Condition: Margins 3/4 in. or more, tear u.l. corner, two tears to u.r. margin, one repaired, minor toning, light scattered foxing. $300-500 137 Nathaniel Currier, publisher (American, 1813-1888) VIEW OF BOSTON., 1848 (Conningham, 6390). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Small folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 13 x 17 7/8 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Margins 2 1/4 in. or more, toning, scattered light foxing, light moisture stains at lower edge. $300-500

138 Nathaniel Currier, publisher (American, 1813-1888) STATE STREET BOSTON., 1849 (Conningham, 5714). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Small folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 13 x 17 3/4 in., in a period ripple frame. Condition: Margins 1 7/8 in. or more, minor edge losses. $300-500 139 L. Prang & Co., lithographer (Boston, 19th Century) OLD WAREHOUSE-DOCK SQUARE, BOSTON. Built 1680. Taken Down 1860. Identified in inscriptions. Chromolithograph on paper, sheet size 14 3/4 x 18 in., in a mitered molded oak frame. Condition: Margins 1 1/2 in. or more, laid down onto card, toning, old mat stains, moisture stains at lower edge. $300-500

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140 Smith Brothers & Co. and Sowle & Wards, publishers (New York and Boston, 19th Century), C. Mottram, engraver (American, 19th Century) BOSTON., 1857. Identified in inscriptions. Engraving on paper with hand-coloring depicting Boston harbor with ships, steamer, and various watercraft in the foreground with the city of Boston including the Statehouse in the distance, sheet size 31 1/8 x 43 7/8, image size 24 5/8 x 38 1/4 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Laid down onto card, cleaned. $300-500

141 Chippendale Carved Mahogany Dining Table, probably New York, c. 1760-80, on six cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 3/4, wd. 53 1/2, open dp. 52 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000 142 Pair of Chippendale Mahogany Carved Side Chairs, Boston, c. 1760-80, the serpentine cresting centering a fan with scrollcarved terminals, above the Gothic carved splat, on overupholstered seat joining cabriole legs with acanthus-carved knees, and clawand-ball feet, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 38 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. Provenance: John Isabra Dexter family, Providence, Rhode Island. $800-1,200

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143 American School, Late 18th Century Portrait of Mary Ann Elizabeth Thum of Philadelphia, Age Two, Holding a Bird. Unsigned, the subject identified in inscriptions affixed to the backboard. Pastel on paper, the blue-eyed child is portrayed wearing a sheer laced-trimmed white mobcap, a necklace with the initials “ME” on the pendant, and a white gown with pink and black dots with pink ribbons on the sleeves; she is holding a bird with red and gray feathers in her hands, 21 x 15 3/4 in., in a period, molded gold-painted frame. Condition: Repaired tear u.c., c.r., and l.r., not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Family descent to the consignor. With a genealogy inscribed on a paper attached to the backboard. Note: Gleaned from an inscription in a family bible and family notes applied to the backboard, Mary Ann Thum was born in Philadelphia, December 21, 1797. She was the daughter of a doctor. It is not known what her mother’s name was. Mary Ann married Captain Alexander McNeilledge, a native of Greenock, Scotland, on October 5, 1819. They had children including boy and girl twins, and in 1829 they moved to Greenock Farm near Port Dover, Ontario, on Lake Erie.

An article titled “Who was Captain Alexander McNeilledge?” appeared in the Port Dover Maple Leaf, February 17, 2010.  It described how Mary Ann’s husband was a sailor who served through the ranks to command several ships plying the Orient trade.  They came to Dover in 1829, and it was Alexander’s expertise that gave the town its harbor, on which the economy of the town grew and developed through its fishing and shipping industries. $10,000-15,000

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144 Attributed to Mary Way (New London and New York, 1769-1833) Dressed Miniature Portrait of a Gentleman. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper and fabric, mounted onto black velvet, in a round hinged glass pendant case, the reverse window containing a lock of hair, dia. 2 in. Condition: Smudge to paint on top of man’s head, crack to glass panel on reverse. Literature: William Lamson Warren, “Mary Way’s Dressed Miniatures,” The Magazine Antiques, (October 1992), pp. 540-49. $1,000-1,500 145 James Sharples (British/American, 17521811) Pair of Portraits of the Artist’s Daughters. Unsigned, the subjects identified in inscriptions on labels affixed to the backboard of one: “series of four pastel portraits by James Sharples-from the Sharples family of Bristol, England.” Pastel on paper, oval portraits, sight size 10 x 7 3/4 in., in oval gilt-gesso frames. Condition: Good, minor smudges to one c.r. Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector. $3,000-5,000
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146 James Sharples (British/American, 17521811) Pair of Portraits of Dr. Reuben Smith and His Son Elihu Smith. Unsigned. Pastel on paper, oval portraits, sight size 9 x 7 in., in oval gilt-gesso frames, the back of the frames retaining a Brooklyn Museum collection label. Condition: Very good. Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector. Note: A photocopied typewritten note by a descendant of the sitters, explains that Dr. Reuben Smith resided in Litchfield, Connecticut, and died of yellow fever in New York in 1798. It is thought that the portraits were done c. 1795. Dr. Elihu Smith, Reuben’s only son, resided in New York. $2,500-3,500

147 Carved Mahogany Candlestand, possibly Newport, Rhode Island, c. 1760-90, on a vase- and ring-turned, fluted, and reeded post and tripod cabriole leg base with reeding above the knees, old refinish, ht. 25 3/4, wd. 15 1/2, dp. 16 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

148 Small Queen Anne Mahogany Drop-leaf Table, probably Rhode Island, late 18th century, the rectangular drop leaves on a straight skirt joining cabriole legs ending in pad feet, mellow patina, ht. 26 1/2, wd. 35 3/4, dp. 14 3/4, dp. open 39 1/4 in. $3,000-5,000 149 Four American Decorative Arts Books, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards, by Michael Moses (MMI Americana Press, 1984), hardcover with dust jacket; New England Begins: The Seventeenth Century, Vol. 1, 2, and 3 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1982), softcover. $300-500

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150 American School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of Helen Adela Rowe Metcalf. Signed “N. McDermott” l.r., the back of the case engraved “Helen Adela Rowe Metcalf/July 17th 1830/March 1st 1895.” Watercolor on ivory, 1 7/ 8 x 2 3/8 in., in an oval 14kt gold pendant case with foliate chased bezel. Condition: Very good. Note: Helen Adela Rowe was born July 17, 1830 in Catskill, New York. She married Jessie Metcalf of Providence, Rhode Island on November 22, 1852; together they had five children. Jessie was a textile merchant who, with two partners, erected and incorporated the very successful Wanskuck Mill in Providence. He was also active in political and civic affairs. Most notable, Metcalf donated land for and erected The Rhode Island School of Design, which was built in memory of Helen who had in 1877 proposed the founding of a school of design. $2,500-3,500

151 Chippendale Mahogany Slant-lid Desk, probably Norwich, Connecticut, late 18th century, the desk on ogee-molded bracket base with integral cutout scrolls, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 42, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 19 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000
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152 Queen Anne Maple Chest on Frame, possibly Rhode Island, mid-18th century, replaced brasses, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 57, wd. 36, dp. 17 in. $2,500-3,500

153 Queen Anne Tiger Maple High Chest of Drawers, New England, late 18th century, brasses appear original, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 69, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 19 in. $4,000-6,000

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154 Chippendale Carved Walnut Chest on Frame, Pennsylvania, c. 1760-80, the case of thumb-molded drawers with flanking turned and reeded quarter-columns on the base with cabriole legs ending in trifid feet joined by a valanced skirt, old replaced bail brasses, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 70 1/4, case wd. 38 3/4, dp. 21 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

156 Chippendale Carved Mahogany Tilt-top Tea Table, Chowan County, North Carolina, c. 1750-80, the circular top on a dovetailed box support and tripod base of cabriole legs ornamented with carved C-scrolls all ending in pad feet, top with old refinish, (minor repair), ht. 28, dia. 26 1/2 in. Literature: A similar table is shown in The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina, 17001820, by John Bivins, Jr. (MESDA, 1988), on p. 152, as pl. 5.69. In Ronald Hurst and Jonathan Prown, Southern Furniture 16801830: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection, the authors point to the unusual open box support (instead of a pillared birdcage) that is rarely employed in America except in the coastal area of North Carolina where the present example was made. Further discussion of these distinctive tea tables is found in Edenton Furniture and Culture: Colonial and Federal Periods, by Thomas J. Newbern and James R Melchor (Cupola House Association, 2008), pp. 33-43. A copy of this last volume is included in the lot. $3,000-5,000

157 Four Brass Candlesticks, England, 18th to early 19th century, two Queen Anne candlesticks, one with petal-shaped candlecup and knopped stem, on a baroque-shaped base, the other with everted candlecup on knopped stem and petal base, and a pair of Federal candlesticks with square candlecup on baluster stems and stepped square bases, (imperfections), ht. 8, 7 1/2, 9 5/8 in. $300-500 158 Five Early Brass Lighting Devices, a late 17th century octagonal-base candlestick, probably Dutch or Spain, with ring-turnings on the shaft (solder repair on base); a near pair of square-base candlesticks, probably Spain, c. 1710, with baluster stems and stepped feet, (one with solder filling); and two whale oil lamps, probably America, c. 1820, with belted acorn-form fonts and baluster stems on domed round bases, with whale oil burners, ht. 6 1/8 to 8 1/2 in. $300-500

155 Chippendale Carved Walnut Slant-lid Desk, Pennsylvania, c. 1760-80, the prospect door opens to an interior of four blocked drawers and four secret drawers with flanking document drawers, compartments and valance drawers, with case of four thumbmolded graduated drawers, old refinish, (restorations) ht. 42 1/2, case wd. 37, dp. 21 in. $3,000-5,000

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159 Silk Needlework Picture of George and Martha Washington Strolling the Grounds of Mount Vernon, with George’s Valet Billy Lee, and His Horse, executed by Mary W. Innes, Philadelphia area, dated 1820, the needlework stitched with silk and chenille threads on a silk ground with painted faces, hands, and background sky, sight size 27 3/4 x 35 1/2 in., in original ornate gilt-gesso frame with gilt inscriptions “M.W. INNES. MOUNT VERNON. 1820.” on the black-painted liner; accompanying the needlework picture is a small framed reward of merit inscribed in ink on paper: “this Certifies, That Mifs Mary Innes has excelled all the members of her clafs in orthography, during the past week, May 27, 1813. (signed) Wm. Bedlock.” Note: William Bedlock is listed amongst individuals operating private schools in Philadelphia the early part of the 19th century in Memorial History of the City of Philadelphia, from Its First Settlement to the Year 1895 Vol. II, by Howard M. Jenkins, and George O. Seilhamer (New York History Co., 1898), p. 314. In the 1813 city directory, William J. Bedlock is listed as having a writing academy at 130 Chestnut Street.

Literature: See The Magazine Antiques, February 1981, the article “Homage to Washington in needlework and prints” by Davida Tenenbaum Deutch and Betty Ring. In this article the authors write, [many schoolgirls] “fashioned silk embroideries and samplers commemorating the first president, often modeling their design after a print. Washington had been a legend during his lifetime and had been celebrated in textiles and engravings for nearly two decades prior to his death. His death, however, elevated him to immortal fame and elicited all kinds of tributes including elaborate memorial ceremonies, and memorial prints.” The print source of this needlework is probably Mount Vernon, the Seat of the Late General G. Washington, by Samuel Seymour after William Russell Birch (1801-1804), with a few additions and minor changes. $20,000-30,000

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160 George Washington Inaugural Button, America, 1789, round brass button with raised inscription “LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT” motto over central “GW” monogram in an oval, gilt-brass patina, with original shank, (light wear), dia. 1 3/8 in. $800-1,200

163 Collection of Twelve Colonial American Buttons, late 18th century, eleven made of brass some with remnants of silver plating, and one of pewter, seven with engraved star, sunburst, foliate, or floral designs, two with engraved “RS” initials, two plain, (age wear), dia. 1 1/8 to 1 1/2 in. $800-1,200 164 Collection of Thirteen Colonial American Buttons, late 18th century, twelve made of brass and one of pewter, with engraved star, foliate, and floral designs, two concave, (age wear), dia. 1 1/8 to 1 1/2 in. $800-1,200

161 Engraved Brass George Washington Inaugural Button, 1789, depicting a six-point star above a spreadwing eagle with American shield on its breast, clutching an olive branch and arrows in its talons, with brass shank on the back, (minor wear), dia. 1 3/8 in. $800-1,200 162 Sixth-plate Daguerreotype of a Portrait of George Washington After Rembrandt Peale, by Anson of New York according to an inscription on velvet to case interior, the portrait one of the “porthole” portraits by Peale, in a hinged embossed leather or paper case, (edge tarnish, minor dust). $800-1,200

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165 Carved Oak Armchair, Bembe & Kimbel for Thomas Ustick Walter, New York, c. 1857, the carved crest rail centering a shield flanked by foliate carvings on open arms with scrolling supports and carved seat rail with star-carved ovolo corners on turned and carved legs on casters, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 40 3/4, seat ht. 21 in. Note: Designed by Architect of the Capitol Thomas Ustick Walter and built by Bembe & Kimbel of New York, this chair was part of a group designed to furnish the newly constructed chamber of the House of Representatives. In a wave of construction and renovation that included the addition of the current, iconic dome, Walter designed expansions that would house chambers still used by the Senate and the House of Representatives. Following a long line of architects for whom furniture design was an extension of architectural execution, Thomas Ustick Walter designed pieces to be used by the members of the House of Representatives. These desks and chairs were in use from the opening of the chamber in 1857 until 1873, when the chamber was refurbished. Though the shape and story of these chairs are well known, relatively few survive. Massive in form and symbolism, this example illustrates the sense of gravitas that was deliberately woven through the physical surroundings of the nation’s legislative process. In designing a new capitol building and capital city, William Thornton and Charles L’Enfant drew upon historical precedents of form and function long associated with Greece and Rome, cultures whose political structures inspired the architects of the young American government. Steeped in similar traditions, Thomas Ustick Walter made his name as a skilled designer of Greek Revival buildings in his native Philadelphia. It is no surprise then, that he was tapped to serve as Architect of the Capitol and tasked with expanding the legislative chambers to accommodate representatives of newly formed Western states.

New York furniture makers Bembe & Kimbel were one of two firms contracted to produce the chairs needed for the new chamber, and they left their stenciled mark on the inside rear seat rail of this example. By the midnineteenth century, New York had become a center for émigré artisans, skilled craftsmen who arrived from places like France and Germany. Anthony Kimbel, for example, trained in both countries before arriving in New York and opening his own shop with the financial backing of Anton Bembe. Located on Walker Street and Broadway in Manhattan during the late 1850s and early 1860s, the firm is best remembered for their Congressional commission. Constructed of heavy, sturdy oak, the chair is ornamented with expert carvings. Along the crest, oak leaves represent strength and endurance and surround a stars-and-stripes shield. Assorted foliate and architectural carvings on the arms and legs align the chair perfectly with the prevailing mid-nineteenth century penchant for three-dimensional ornament. Indeed, the chair was considered fashionable enough in its time that one example was featured in the studio of famed portrait photographer Mathew Brady, who acquired it as part of the dispersion of those chairs left behind when eleven states seceded and their Congressional representatives left Washington. In Brady’s well-loved portraits of President Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad, the President reclines in the chair, leaning his elbow on its heavily carved arm as he famously reads to his young son. This chair survives as a rare example of a fine form. In its design and in its function, this Congressional seat represents a unique intersection between the history of American decorative arts and the legacy of American government. $10,000-15,000

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166 Needlework Sampler, executed by Patty Ayer, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1792, worked in silk threads on a linen ground with rows of alphabets flanked by vertical strawberry vine and polychrome solid stitched borders above Patty’s signature inscriptions “Haverhill May 12 Patty Ayer Born in the Year of our Lord 1782 This wrought in the 10 Year of age.,” over a pious verse, baskets of flowers, and a “Boston band” of hexagonal/hourglass-shaped designs, 17 1/2 x 13 1/4 in., unframed. Note: Patty Ayer was born May 12, 1782 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the child of Moses D. Ayer (1748-1820) and his first wife Martha “Patty” Kimball (c. 1849-1805). Patty Ayer died July 13, 1806, at the age of twenty-four. $2,500-3,500

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167 Needlework Sampler, “Hannah Marean Wiswall,” Newton, Massachusetts, c. 1790, stitched with silk threads on a linen ground, depicting rows of alphabets over a virtuous verse, and Hannah’s signature line, enclosed in a geometric flowering vine and sawtooth border, (imperfections), 15 1/2 x 12 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Note: Hannah Marean Wiswall was born December 18, 1779, in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Wiswall, Sr. (17251808) and Hannah Marean (1745-1811), was married to Solomon Curtis (1765-1818) on January 23, 1802, Solomon’s second wife. Hannah died April 15, 1838. $1,000-1,500

168 Needlework Sampler, “Wrought by Sally Poor aged 11 years, Danvers October 1820,” worked in silk threads on a linen ground with central field depicting rows of alphabets over the inscription in large letters “MASSACHUSETTS DANVERS,” a virtuous verse and Sally’s signature line, enclosed in sawtooth and flowering vine borders, (toning, fading), 21 1/2 x 21 1/2 in., in a later molded silvered wood frame. $600-800

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169 Federal Carved Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer Dressing Chest with Mirror, attributed to Thomas Seymour, probably with John Seymour, Boston, c. 1805-10, original brasses, refinished, (minor restoration), ht. 73 1/2, case wd. 35, case dp. 19 7/8 in. Provenance: The estate of Virginia Couper Johnson, New York City. $150,000-200,000

Seymour Federal Dressing Chest
The English immigrants John Seymour and his son Thomas were the leading innovators in Boston for introduction of new stylish forms to Boston beginning with their arrival in 1793. Their innovations included the tambour-door secretary, probably sofa tables, and dressing chests with mirrors like the present example. Based on French prototypes, dressing chests were first made in the town beginning about the time Thomas Seymour opened his large Boston Furniture Warehouse in 1804. Never satisfied with making one version of any form, Thomas Seymour constantly experimented with both basic form and with all the variations of surface ornament so that rarely are two pieces identical unless made originally as a set. Of the many variations of dressing tables with mirrors by the Seymours, none exceeds this one in its elegance and grace, its brilliance of inlay, its condensation and abstraction into a pure recognizably American form. One other virtually identical example is known. In the opinion of the author, they are two of the great masterpieces made in Federal era America. Their perfection of proportion is unsurpassed. Their design takes two large rectangular masses—the mirror frame and lower case— and subtly unites them with elegant scrolling mirror brackets, simply shaped crest rails, knee brackets and molded square feet. They represent the best craftsmanship of the maturing period of Thomas Seymour’s career and mark him as an ambitious and talented craftsman. Though John Seymour probably collaborated, he was probably seventy or more when this was made and gradually retired from active work in the next few years. In the 1790s, the Seymours were copying English and French practices by employing the strong color contrast of mahogany combined with light-wood veneers, usually satinwood. One example labeled by them dates from about 1794-1800 employs all satinwood veneers for both desk interior and exterior surfaces. By the time of this dressing chest, they had changed to using native light-wood veneers, bird’s-eye and curly maple. Curly figured maple is used here as the principal veneer in the frame of the mirror. It is embellished further by having a lightwood string of “dart” pattern let into a central stripe of sand-scorched veneer for dramatic contrast. A similar dart pattern string is let into edges of the top. They frequently used this pattern, which was probably imported as a stock item from England. Veneer work is precise throughout and perfectly executed. They used their favorite device by framing the bird’s-eye maple panels on drawer fronts with dark wood cross crossbanding, then framing these central panels with runs of blackwood-whitewood stringing. The white string is always adjacent to the dark wood crossbanding, the whitewood string is always next to the lightwood veneer panel. On the lower drawer here, the Seymours used crossbanding surrounds of the Australian wood “she-oak,” also called Botany Bay oak in the period though it is in an entirely different family (Casuarina) of plants than oak (Quercus). On the related dressing chest, crossbandings are mahogany, a minor difference. Both upper and lower drawers here have precise, thin cockbead moldings applied to all edges. The simply shaped mahogany knee brackets are inlaid with curving panels of mahogany veneer. Both brackets are missing their upper end scrolls that would have mirrored the surviving lower scroll ends. On the related dressing chest, these inlaid curving veneer panels are ebonized to a black color. The delicate legs are tapered on all four sides, a more costly practice than shaving two sides as is often found on other craftsmen’s work, but more elegant and used invariably by the Seymours. The shaped, squared feet were also costly to make than turned or simple tapered “spade” feet, but they are found frequently on Seymour work in this period. Thomas Sheraton’s 1803 Cabinet Dictionary includes an entire engraved plate showing various related “therm” or “term” feet, the period English name for this type of tapering foot. Thomas Seymour is known to have copied and adapted various designs from this source and probably also employed and altered one of them from the same source. The legs also employ a favorite Seymour visual device from this period—the use of a small rectangular panel of reeding at the top beside the knee brackets. Secondary wood choice and construction details mirror typical Seymour shop practices. For example, ash is used selectively as a secondary wood following English practice, here for upper drawer linings and lower case drawer blades. Drawer construction and glue blocking matches their template of typical practices. Mirror standard supports are mortised into the top of the small drawer box, but not entirely through the 5/8-in. thin top. The standards are supplemented at the rear with beautifully shaped mahogany brackets. Ring-turned circular wood “bosses” of graduated size are applied to the terminations of the scrolling brackets, a favorite Seymour feature. The pine bag slide frame and runner strips appear to be early replacements though they have very dark oxidation. The frame is of pine, not the typical mahogany, the joinery is not particularly refined, the front rail has square ends that just “die” with no visual termination. The Seymours always integrated such elements into the total design. In addition, the pine sliding rails are merely mounted with modern machine made screws to the undersides of the case back and lower drawer rail, not joined in in any way as the Seymours’ normally did. The textile bag is much more modern and has faded since installation. The lower case drawer pulls are of the favorite Seymour pattern, a lion’s head. This may follow the long habits of John Seymour, English immigrant. The brass acorn-pattern finials at the top of mirror standards also appear to be original and therefore rare survivals. Small drawer pulls also appear to be original. Robert D. Mussey, Jr. Consultant and examiner Sept. 7, 2012 Note: A complete annotated copy of Mr. Mussey’s write-up is available for review upon request to the American Furniture and Decorative Arts department. We are thankful to Mr. Mussey for his assistance in cataloging this lot.

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170 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Tall Case Clock, David Williams, Newport, Rhode Island, c. 1805, the hood with tombstone door opening to a whitepainted gilt and polychrome dial showing the age of the moon with seconds hand and calendar aperture, inscribed “David Williams, NEWPORT,” having an eight-day brass weight-driven movement, cockbeaded waist door with inlaid cross-banding repeated on the base and base, on flaring French feet, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 88 1/2 in. $15,000-20,000

171 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Sideboard, New York, c. 1795, the central drawer above two hinged doors and flanking doors, the doors with quarter-fan inlay, the legs with bellflower inlay, old refinish, imperfections), ht. 37, wd. 76, dp. 28 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

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172 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1795, with inlay of serrated banding on the top above the frame centering a mitered rectangle, refinished, ht. 28 3/4, wd. 34 1/2, dp. 16 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500

173 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1795, the skirt with rosewood inlaid banding centering a string ellipse, the legs with checkered banding and inlaid pendants, refinished, ht. 29 1/2, wd. 36 1/2, closed dp. 17 3/4 in. $1,000-2,500

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174 Federal Carved Cherry and Bird’s-eye Maple Inlaid Settee, possibly Connecticut River Valley, c. 1805-10, the concave back continuing to downward-sloping arms inlaid with stringing and bird’s-eye panels on turned and reeded supports on similarly inlaid legs and slightly raking rear legs, refinished, ht. 34 3/4, lg. 64 3/4, dp. 23 1/2 in. $10,000-15,000

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177 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer String-inlaid Sideboard, probably Massachusetts, c. 1800, the central drawer opens to a foldout writing surface and an interior of seven drawers and two compartments above an arched opening and tambour doors, old blue paint on interior, old brasses, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 40 1/2, wd. 61 1/2, dp. 25 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000 178 Federal Carved and String-inlaid Maple Tall Case Clock, New England, c. 1810-15, tombstone door opening to a polychromepainted dial with floral and fruit designs with a seconds hand and calendar aperture and brass eight-day weight-driven movement, (imperfections), ht. 86 in. $3,000-5,000

179 Federal Carved and Inlaid Cherry Chest on Chest, possibly Delaware, c. 1810, in two sections, the cockbeaded drawers with inlaid urn escutcheons and flanking simulated pilasters continuing to vase- and ring-turned legs centering an inlaid fan on a valanced skirt, old finish, replaced glass knobs, (imperfections), ht. 70 1/2, case wd. 41 1/4, dp. 20 1/2 in. Provenance: Acquired new by Delaware governor and Revolutionary Brigade Major Nathaniel Mitchell and wife Hannah Cadwalader Morris of Sussex County, Delaware. Mitchell, a lawyer, was Delaware’s delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and the first Continental Congress, 1786-1788. He later served as governor of Delaware, 1805-1808. The chest passed to son Theodore Mitchell whose only child, daughter Emelie Rebecca Mitchell married Robert Edgar Hastings of Hastings Gold Leaf Co. of Philadelphia. It then passed to Theodore Mitchell Hastings Sr., architect and artist, then to Mitchell Hastings, Jr., radio engineer, and then to Caryl C.B. Hastings. $6,000-8,000

180 Mahogany Inlaid Demilune Card Table, probably Baltimore, Maryland, c. 1795, the top with a fan- and string-inlaid border on a conforming base with crossbanded panels joining square tapering legs with foliate devices and bellflowers ending in spade feet, refinished, ht. 29 1/2, wd. 34 3/4, dp. 17 1/4 in. $800-1,200 181 The Work of Many Hands: Card Tables in Federal America 1790-1820, by Benjamin A. Hewitt, Patricia E. Kane, Gerald W.R. Ward (Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven Connecticut, 1982), softcover publication, 198 pages with illustrations. $300-500

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182 Federal Carved Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer Dressing Chest, attributed to Thomas Seymour, possibly with John Seymour, Boston, c. 1809-14, with gilt and glazed leafage by John Penniman, hardware original, probably original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 70, case wd. 39, case dp. 20 1/2 in. $100,000-150,000

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Seymour Federal Dressing Chest
Dressing tables with integral mirrors above originated as a distinct form in France in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These typically had no drawer, or only one, below, and only rarely a small set of set-back drawers on the top. These designs were adapted in the early Republic in the United States by Thomas Seymour shortly after he opened his Boston Furniture Warehouse along Boston Common were fashionable new houses were being built. The form was made almost exclusively in Boston by his shop. Very few examples can be documented to other makers, only one to another city. Thomas Seymour’s innovative adaptations added a small removable case of set-back drawers above to which the mirror bracket assembly is mortised for four or five neat mortises. This upper drawer box slides onto the mid-top from the rear using dovetailedged cleats affixed to the bottom the drawer unit. These cleats engage in dovetail-edged moldings affixed to the top of the lower case. His versions also added multiple drawers to the main lower case in varying arrangements, most often with two narrow drawers over two full-width drawers as found on the example offered for sale. Seymour drew his designs in part from imported examples and is known to have copied or adapted designs from at least two of Thomas Sheraton’s published design books. His dressing chests though represent a wide range of variations resulting from his penchant for tireless experimentation with the basic form. All employ scrolled mirror brackets of particularly elegant form, sometimes ornamented with leafage carved by his favorite collaborator, London-trained immigrant carver Thomas Wightman. Incorporation of round or oval mirrors like the present example are the rarest of the variations found today. By 1809, decorative painter and gilder John Penniman, Boston’s finest decorative painter, had moved into and was first taxed for a leased space in Seymour’s Warehouse on Common Street. In that and the next few years, Seymour hired Penniman to add his considerable talents and amplify his designs. Their combined skills on an ambitious lyrebase pier table resulted in probably Boston’s greatest example of Federal-era painted and decorated furniture. Penniman’s recently discovered signature on the underside of the table top firmly links the two men. He conveniently also noted the year “1809” and “Boston.” The best-known example of their collaboration is a demi-lune commode chest Seymour made for Salem’s style-maven Elizabeth Derby, where Penniman added a gorgeous panel on the top depicting seashells and seaweed. Penniman’s distinctive gilt leafage, ebonized striping and faux-shadowing substitute on scrolled brackets of the present example for Wightman’s carved versions. His sure, skilled hand is clearly recognizable in the shapes of the graduated gilt leaves and the use of three colors of umber and sienna colored glazes to pick out the details and provide modeling. Seymour’s work on the chest reflects his firm grasp of the classical architectural basis of French and English neoclassical furniture designs of this period. Here for example, a course of veneer crossbanding and a triplebead molding surrounds and is let into the lower case. These carry across the front, including the face of the sliding bag-frame, around identical beaded rings turned in the front legs, and back along the case sides. His elegant melding here of oval and rectangular masses demonstrates his grasp of geometry, the other fundamental design foundation of neoclassical furniture. Here, as in Elizabeth Derby’s related chest, the rounded mirror is visually supported by, and united to, a veneer panel which unites the curved surface above and straight surface of the top below. Many of Seymour’s designs of his mid-career period as independent maker reflect the English Regency detailing found in the present chest. Reeding on legs is large in scale and with very neat semispherical terminations at the top. Similar courses of reeds flank the drawer fronts and are segmented and separated in architectural fashion to match the drawer fronts and drawer blades adjacent. Although English furniture of this period had largely eliminated contrasting stringing and light-wood veneers such as satinwood in favor of all-mahogany (sometimes with ebony strings), Seymour’s use here of light maple indicates this was made before he too moved to all-mahogany exteriors about 1815. Numerous features match Seymour’s distinctive habits of wood choice, veneering and typically refined construction details. White ash is used for upper-case drawer linings and upper drawer box top, bottom and dovetail sliding cleats under the box. Ash is also used for the thin back panel of the mirror. The use of ash was unique to Seymour among Boston’s craftsmen of this period. His earlier use of satinwood and curly satinwood veneers has been replaced here in this midcareer period by bird’s-eye maple veneer, often selectively scorched as it is here with “poker” work (created with the tip of a red-hot iron poker heated in a fire) to dramatize the natural figure. Crossbanding veneers employ his habitual curly or stripe-figured veneer as in the mahogany on this chest. Seymour’s “template” of drawer construction habits is found on both sets of drawers. Lower drawer bottoms for example are joined to drawer sides with a series of pine glue blocks butted against one to the next and cut off at an angle at the rear. Glue blocks along the front edge of the bottom are evenly and widely spaced. Dovetails are neat but not overly fussy as are those of his late career. Other construction features matching Seymour’s typical habits are: on the upper drawer box, medial panels separating drawers are mortised through the bottom panel with four small tenons; construction of the veneer ground of the mid-top is with end cleats that are tongue and grooved onto the main top boards; front legs with large 1/4-round cutouts at the rear to receive front case corners which are glued in and screwed from the inside of the case; the upper drawer box and mirror assembly which slides onto the lower case top and is engaged and “locked” in with dovetailedged cleats and moldings. Construction inside the lower case is less refined than drawers and exterior features, but still typical of Seymour’s work in this period. Seymour provided here, as he usually did, a sliding mahogany frame fitted into the lower front drawer rail, which could be fitted with a textile bag. This one has no tack holes or other indications it ever had a fitted bag (for dirty laundry or unmentionables?) Many other surviving examples which retain their original bag frames also never had bags fitted to them. Some have frames disabled or removed. The runners for these sliding frames typically are just screwed and nailed up into the front drawer rail and case back as is found here in somewhat rudimentary fashion. Hardware pulls are all original and all have the lion-mask, which was Seymour’s favorite pattern in this period. The sockets for the foot casters are of a very unusual pattern, employing small vertical reeds to harmonize with the carved leg reeding above. The possible first owner of this dressing chest may have been wealthy Boston merchant and politician, John Phillips (1770-1823). Phillips built an elegant Federal-style house in 1804 at a fashionable address on Beacon Street, Boston at the corner of Walnut Street where he lived until his death. A photograph of it is pictured in Forty of Boston’s Historic Houses (Boston: State Street Trust Company, 1912). A later descendant of his owned the chest, but it might have descended from another ancestor. Additional research would be required to investigate its full history of descent. Robert D. Mussey, Jr. Consultant and examiner September 7, 2012 Note: A complete and annotated version of Robert Mussey’s write-up is available for review upon request to the American Furniture and Decorative Arts Department. We are thankful to Mr. Mussey for his assistance in cataloging this lot.

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183 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Chest of Drawers, Thomas Seymour, Boston, c. 1810, the top with ovolo corners and reeded edge on swelled case of four cockbeaded drawers with flanking quarterengaged posts with segmented stop-reeds continuing to fluting on turned and reeded tapering legs, old replaced brasses, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 41, wd. 45, dp. 24 3/4 in. $2,500-3,500

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184 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Work Table, possibly William Hook, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1815, the top with canted and ovolo corners above the acanthus leaf-carved half-engaged posts continuing to ring-turned reeded swelled legs flanking two drawers, replaced brass pulls, refinished, ht. 27 3/4, top wd. 19 1/2, top dp. 16 in. $3,000-5,000

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John Quincy Adams
Lots 185-201 descended in the family of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), the sixth president of the United States. He served as President (from 1825-1829), as Senator, as a Congressional Representative, and as James Monroe’s Secretary of State. Despite being a forward-thinking President who reduced the national debt and proposed ambitious plans for the improvement of American infrastructure—roads, canals, etc., Adams achieved his greatest successes outside the Oval Office. He is remembered first as Monroe’s chief diplomat from 1817-1825, during which he was the primary architect of the Monroe Doctrine; and later, as a fervent and outspoken abolitionist in Congress in the 1830s and 1840s. John Quincy Adams married Louisa Catherine Johnson in 1797. One of their children was named John Adams II (b. 1803), who married Mary Catherine Hellen in 1828. John Adams II and Mary Hellen had two daughters, only one of whom lived to adulthood, Mary Louisa Adams (b. 1828). Mary Louisa Adams is the greatgreat-grandmother of the consignor. The items included in this grouping range from upper-class household objects like mid-18th and early 19th century silver and a suite of cameo jewelry given to Mary Louisa Adams on her christening, to a presentation medal given to John Quincy Adams by the city of New York, upon the completion of the Erie Canal.
185 1826 Erie Canal Completion Medal in 18kt Gold, Archibald Robertson, designer, Charles Cushing Wright, maker, the medal struck in commemoration of the opening of the Erie Canal, presented by the Common Council of the City of New York to John Quincy Adams, who was president at the time of completion, in honor of their celebration; the obverse depicting Pan and Neptune, with legend: “UNION OF ERIE WITH THE ATLANTIC”; the reverse depicting an eagle perched on a world globe over a shield, and a scroll inscribed “EXCELSIOR,” with legend: “ERIE CANAL COMM. 4 JULY 1817 COMP. 26 OCT. 1825”; the inscription in exergue reading: “1826/ PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK”; the medal is set into a square red leather case with cream-colored silk satin and blue silk velvet-lined interior. Provenance: Direct family descent of John Quincy Adams. Note: When a young nation marked the completion of the eight-year construction of the Erie Canal in 1825 and 1826, celebration took many forms. From the grand procession down the canal to commemorative transferware plates, opportunities for the general public to participate in the occasion abounded. For the heroes of the republic, a more artistic and dignified signifier was deemed necessary, and Archibald Robertson was commissioned to design a commemorative medal. Struck in gold, silver, and composition white metal in 1826, the gold versions were reserved for surviving signers of the Declaration of Independence, certain heroes of the Revolution (including the family of George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette), and past and sitting Presidents, including John Quincy Adams. Allegorical in subject matter, the medal depicts Pan’s visit to Neptune, representing the union of the eastern seaboard with the western Great Lakes region. To a nation hovering on the brink of westward expansion, this connection was indeed monumental and precipitated a great rise in settlement in western New York and regions beyond. On the reverse, the arms of the state of New York appear along with an image of the canal, its locks, and the city of New York. As an example of state-of-the-art engineering, the canal and its locks were a marvel, representing the accomplishments of many minds and hands and symbolizing the enterprising spirit that was quickly becoming entwined in American national identity. In this medal, the expansive hopes of a new nation were presented in material form to the heroes who laid its foundation, including the recipient of this example, sixth president of the young United States, John Quincy Adams. $30,000-50,000

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186 George II Silver Sauceboat, Samuel Wood, maker, London, 1748-49, boat-form vessel with double-scroll handle capped with a leaf, raised on three cabriole legs with molded pad feet and molded shell joinings, (minor dents and scratches), ht. 5 5/8 in., approx. 15 troy oz. $1,200-1,500

188 Silver Dressing Spoon, London, 1801, long handled spoon with oval bowl and backward bent oval tip with engraved crest of a rampant lion and open hand, lg. 12 1/4 in., approx. 4 troy oz. $400-600 189 Three Silver Meat Skewers, London, 18th/ early 19th century, the largest with marks for William Eley and William Fearn and 1803 date mark, the other two with date marks for 1789, lg. 12 1/2, 12 5/8, 8 3/8 in., approx. 6 troy oz. $400-600 190 George III Silver Salver, W. & P. Cunningham, maker, Edinburgh, 1800-01, circular tray with molded rim centered with an engraved crest in a wreath with the motto “ALTIORA PETO” (I aim higher) over an eagle and shield, the tray raised on three shell feet, (imperfections), ht. 7/8, dia. 8 in., approx. 9 troy oz. $800-1,200

191 Pair of Silver Salts Cellars with Glass Liners, Hester Bateman, maker, London, 1780, each of oval form decorated with openwork quatrefoil and blossom designs and an engraved eagle crest on one quatrefoil, with gadrooned rim, raised on four claw-andball feet, with conforming cobalt glass liners, ht. 2, dia. 3 1/4 in., approx. 4 troy oz. total (excluding liners). $1,500-2,500

187 Silver and Cut Glass Cruet Stand with Casters, Samuel Wood, maker, London, 1746, with central handle on cinquefoil form, on four scroll and shell feet, with applied rococo cartouche engraved with a coat-ofarms, the stand set with baluster-form silver sugar caster, and two pepper casters, with urn-form finials on the pierced caps, and a pair of cut colorless glass cruet bottles, each with silver cap, the casters engraved with a coat-of-arms, the sides of the castors and the bottle caps engraved with a crest, maker’s mark under frame, on caster bases and covers, the silver bottle caps unmarked, overall ht. 8, dia. 8 1/2 in., approx. 36 troy oz. (excluding glass). $3,000-5,000

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192 14kt Gold and Hardstone Cameo Suite, c. 1828, the cameo suite, given as a christening present to Mary Louisa Adams (1828-1859), granddaughter of Louisa Catherine and John Quincy Adams from her godfather General Stephen Van Rensselaer, comprising a small brooch, a pair of bracelets, and a necklace, each set with an oval cameo depicting Cupid in a 14kt gold mount, the bracelets and necklace with strands of linked and spiral twist 14kt gold chains, mounted in a hinged red leather case lined with silk and blue velvet with conforming compartments for each piece; accompanied by Louisa’s Book of Common Prayer, with a dedication at the front inscribed “Ascended to Mifs Mary Louisa Adams by her God Father” (signed) “Stephen Van Renfselaer Washington March 6th 1829.” Note: This cameo suite is described in detail in an article reportedly published in the November 1888 issue of Wide Awake Monthly. A note accompanying the suite quotes the description from the article. $3,000-5,000

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193 14kt Gold-mounted Mother-of-pearl Vanity Case, probably France, 19th century, rectangular box with hinged lid, with slightly domed mother-of pearl top panel and side panels, opening to a slotted interior containing a gold thimble, three gold-capped colorless glass perfume bottles, a gold pencil holder, a metal combination tweezers/nail file, and four ivory manicure devices, (three corners of the box lacking gold mounting, and other imperfections), ht. 2 3/8, wd. 2 3/8, dp. 2 in. $800-1,200

196 10kt Gold and Hairwork Bracelet, early to mid-19th century, oval bezel-set gold clasp centered with a plait of silver/brown hair with blue enamel border set with faceted paste stones, linked to foliate-engraved gold mounts on a brown hairwork band. Note: A late 19th/early 20th century note kept with the bracelet is inscribed “small hair bracelet made of Louisa Catherine Adam’s hair (Mrs. John Quincy Adams).” It is possible the hair plait mounted at the center of the clasp may be of John Quincy Adams’s hair, as hair bracelets were often kept as a memento of love. $400-600

199 10kt Gold-mounted Intaglio-carved Carnelian Seal with Adams Crest, 18th/ early 19th century, depicting a lion passant holding in his dexter paw a cross-crosslet fitchy Argent, mounted in a 10kt gold pendant frame. $400-600 200 Four Pieces of Adams Family Jewelry, probably early to mid-19th century, a small round 10kt gold-mounted bracelet clasp set with a lock of light brown plaited hair with cut pearl surround made into a brooch; a pair of earrings, lozenge-shaped 10kt gold frames set with round and oval faceted gemstones and seed pearls, the backs with engraved inscription “J.A. to M.C.H.”; and a 14kt gold shirt button engraved with the monogram “M.L.A.” and with the Adams crest of a lion passant holding a cross. Note: The earrings in this group may have been a gift from John Adams II (Louisa Catherine and John Quincy Adams’s son) to his wife Mary Louisa Hellen. $400-600 201 Three Carved Fans and a Book Belonging to Mrs. John Quincy Adams, fans: one Chinese export with pierced ivory blades with oval, floral, and foliate designs, the other two lacking their silk mounts, made of carved horn, both with inlaid sequins, one with engraved foliage, (imperfections); and a book titled Letters of Mrs. Adams: The Wife of John Adams, fourth edition, octavo, Boston: Wilkins, Carter & Co., 1848, maroon morocco with “L.C. Adams” tooled on the front board in gilt, all edges gilt, 4 1/2 x 7 in., the front pages containing a presentation inscription “To Mrs. L.C. Adams with the deep regard of C.F.A. 17 June 1848.,” and a later typed provenance: “This Volume which belonged to Louisa Catherine, wife of John Quincy Adams, -6th President -U.S., by Presentation from her son Charles Francis Adams, it’s editor, I pass to my son John Q.A. Johnson, in whom are reunited, in the 3d & 4th generations the life strands of Charles Adams and John Quincy Adams, two sons of the illustrious author. W.C. Johnson. Newbury, Mass. Dec. 29 1875.” $200-300

194 14kt Gold-mounted Intaglio-carved Hardstone Watch Fob, late 18th/early 19th century, reportedly John Quincy Adams’s watch fob, the floriform mount with bezel-set oval hardstone, one side intaglio-carved with the Arms of Boylston as differenced by John Adams (John Quincy’s father), the obverse with an intaglio carved bowknot suspending an oval reserve with the monogram “JQA,” in script, the fob suspended from a gold buckle on a black silk ribbon with gold chain with hinged watch clasp. Literature: See The American Herald, No. 2 (2007), “John Adams and John Quincy Adams, 2nd and 6th Presidents of the United States,” by Joseph McMillan. The article explains the American heraldic custom by some families, of arms inherited in the female line, rather than from father to son, as is the British rule. The shield and crest on this fob uses that of the Boylston family, John Adams’s mother Susanna Boylston Adams, which she passed on to her eldest son, John Adams, and which was used when he needed armorial bearings to use in his diplomatic work in Europe. This article can be searched online at http://www.americanheraldry.org. $1,000-1,500

197 Vinaigrette Pendant Set with Miniaturepainted Buildings of Paris, probably France, 18th century, square plinth-shaped gilt-brass receptacle, with applied and engraved foliage, with hinged lid, the base set with carnelian, the top and sides set with round and oval miniature painted scenes of the cathedral of Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Pillar of Vandom, and the Pantheon, with gilt-brass linked chain and hanging ring, dia. 1 3/4 in. Note: A note accompanying the vinaigrette is inscribed “Vinagrette [sic] Property of Mary Louise A. Johnson.” Mary Louisa Adams (1828-1859) is the granddaughter of John Quincy Adams, born while he was president. She was married to William Clarkson Johnson. $400-600

195 14kt Gold and Cameo Brooch Depicting John Quincy Adams, c. 1840, oval reliefcarved shell, bust-length profile portrait, in a 14kt gold mount with split pearl surround, dia. 1 7/8 in., in a hinged red-leather silk and velvet-lined box. $3,000-5,000

198 Intaglio-carved Agate Pendant Seal with Crest, 18th/early 19th century, the seal with tapered faceted sides terminating with an oval face carved with a crest depicting a knight mounted on a rearing horse under the motto “vive ut vivas” (live that you may live), with 10kt gold hanger, dia. 1 in. Note: A note accompanying the seal is inscribed “seals. moss agate L.C. Adams (Mrs. J.Q.A)/carnelian horse/quincey crest./ Mrs. J.Q.A.” The seal is thought to have been the property of John Quincy Adams’s wife Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams (17751852). $400-600

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202 Federal Mahogany Scroll-back Sofa, attributed to Duncan Phyfe, New York, c. 1805-15, the carved crest rail centering a cornucopia atop reeded arms and foliatecarved arm supports over a reeded apron and front legs, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 33 1/4, wd. 74 1/2, dp. 32 in. Provenance: Purchased from Israel Sack, Inc., in 1963; the estate of Virginia Couper Johnson, New York City. Note: In form, this sofa closely resembles one described in plate 6 in Kenny, et al., Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York (New York, 2011). $20,000-30,000

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203 Pair of Classical Mahogany Klismos Side Chairs, attributed to Duncan Phyfe, New York, c. 1810-20, each with carved crest rail above an ogee banister back, cylindrical reeded front seat rail atop foliate-carved, hairy shank-andpaw front legs and square tapered rear legs, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 32, seat ht. 18 in. Provenance: Purchased from Israel Sack, Inc., in 1963; the estate of Virginia Couper Johnson, 1963. Note: The chairs closely resemble one described in plate 22, Kenny, et al., Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York (New York, 2011). $10,000-15,000

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204 Pair of Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer and Rosewood-inlaid Card Tables, Rhode Island or Massachusetts, c. 1810-15, the top and apron inlaid with flame mahogany panels and rosewood crossbanding on vase- and ring-turned supports and reeded shaped legs on cast brass-capped casters, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 35 3/4, dp. 17 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Israel Sack, Inc., in 1963; accompanying bill of sale indicates that the tables were formerly exhibited in the Rhode Island Preservation Society; the estate of Virginia Couper Johnson, New York City. $5,000-7,000

205 Pair of Federal Carved Mahogany Armchairs, New York, c. 1810, with vertically fluted cresting and reeded arms, (imperfections), ht. 32 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Israel Sack in 1963, with accompanying bill of sale attributing chairs to Slover & Taylor, New York. The estate of Virginia Couper Johnson, New York City. $4,000-6,000

206 Set of Six Grecian-style Rosewood-grained Carved Dining Chairs, probably England, early 19th century, with caned seats, (minor imperfections), ht. 32 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. $3,000-4,000

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207 Two Federal Carved Mahogany Squareback Armchairs, New York, c. 1800-10, the first with a crest centering carved drapery above five Gothic arches and four columns with shaped arms and carved rosettes at the terminals, on vase- and ring-turned, reeded, tapered legs, (imperfections), ht. 35 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2; the second with racket-shape banister carved with bellflowers flanked by colonnets, and overupholstered serpentine seat joining square molded tapering legs, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 35 3/4, seat ht. 17 in. Provenance: The first chair James Campbell Lewis estate, Cornish, New Hampshire; Israel Sack, Inc., New York. $1,000-1,500

208 Federal Academy-decorated Tiger Maple Dressing Table, probably Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1810-15, below the two-tiered top with a small box with divided drawer with a single drawer in the skirt, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 36 1/2, table ht. 32, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 18 in. Note: Old label on bottom of drawer in top box “Edward Moseley/Indian Hill/1938.” $8,000-12,000 209 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Three-part Banquet Table, New England, c. 1800, the D-shaped ends with beaded skirts and square tapering legs ending in inlaid cuffs, joined by a center section with two drop leaves, ht. 29 3/4, wd. 53, lg. 123 in. $2,000-3,000

210 Federal Carved and Inlaid Cherry Tambour Desk, possibly by Ebenezer Calef, Nantucket, Massachusetts, c. 1810, the top section with three drawers above an inlaid prospect door centering flowering vines, flanked by tambour doors revealing compartments and drawers, and reeded pilasters, set into projecting cockbeaded base with foldout writing surface, three drawers, and square tapering legs, old brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 52 1/4, wd. 42 3/4, dp. 21 in. Provenance: Richard Bourne auction, 1971. Note: A letter from Edouard A. Stackpole, Director of the Peter Foulger Museum, dated 1971, makes a possible attribution to this Nantucket cabinetmaker, based on its similarities to a signed piece. $800-1,200

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211 Federal Cherry String-inlaid Slant-lid Desk, New England, c. 1800, the lid centering an inlaid diamond opening to an interior of compartments and drawers above the case of four scratchbeaded drawers on cutout feet, replaced brasses, (imperfections), ht. 42, wd. 35, dp. 17 3/4 in. $600-800 212 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Hanging Slide-lid Box, America or England, early 19th century, dovetail-constructed box with molded edges on the front with crossbanded and string inlay, the slide-lid with shaped elongated handle, chamfered edges, with quatrefoil inlay, the raised panel inlaid with a vase of flowers at center, quarter-fans on the corners, and fine foliate and string inlay bordering the edges, the arched back pierced for hanging, (age cracks and loss on one side), ht. 19, wd. 6 3/4, dp. 4 1/4 in. $800-1,200

213 American School, 19th Century Portrait of Sarah Pierce, Founder of the Litchfield Female Academy, Connecticut, after a portrait miniature on ivory attributed to George Catlin (American, 1796-1872). Unsigned, the sitter identified on the reverse. Watercolor on card, 4 3/4 x 4 1/8 in., in a mitered wood frame; accompanied by a photograph of a silhouette of Sarah Pierce, and several framed photocopies of portraits of eleven family members related to Pierce all identified in inscriptions on the back; and a softbound copy of the book To Ornament Their Minds: Sarah Pierce’s Litchfield Female Academy (1792-1833), published by the Litchfield Historical Society. Condition: Minor toning and foxing. Provenance: Family descent. Note: Sarah Pierce (1767-1852) was a teacher, educator, and founder of one the earliest schools for girls in the United States, the Litchfield Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. The school, established in 1792, offered an academic curriculum as well as art, needlework, music, and French. It closed in 1833. $1,000-1,500

214 American/Continental School, 18th/19th Century Portrait Miniatures of a Young Lady Wearing a Lacy Cap and a Young Man in Black. The portrait of the lady is dated and inscribed “1795/A.I. (or J.)” l.r.; the young man is signed “by F.A. Holtzwort 1835” l.r. Both watercolor on ivory, the lady 2 3/4 x 2 1/4, the man 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in., in gilt-brass pendant frames. Condition: Both good. $300-500 214A Moses B. Russell (Boston, 1809-1884) Sketchbook Containing Portraits of Friends, Scenes, Still Life, and Spiritual Notes. Signed and dated “Moses B. Russell Artist 7 Pemberton Square, Boston, Mass. 1881.” inside cover. Pencil and watercolor on paper with thirty-six pages filled with portraits of men, women, and children, at rest and at work in scenes of country life, five depicting flower blossoms, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in., in a hardbound cover. Condition: Good, one page loose, minor soiling. $1,200-1,500

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215 American School, 19th Century Three Portrait Miniatures. Unsigned. A watercolor on ivory oval profile portrait of a young woman wearing a comb in her upswept hair, sight size 2 x 1 3/4, in a black lacquer frame with gilt-brass mat; a watercolor on ivory portrait of a young man, 1 3/8 x 1 1/4, in a gilt-brass floral openwork frame; and a watercolor on paper profile portrait of a little girl in a white gown, 2 x 1 5/8 in., in a lacquered wood frame with a gilt-brass mat. Condition: Imperfections. $600-800 216 American School, Early 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Man. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in., in an oval gilt-brass pendant case with empty oval aperture on the reverse. Condition: Good, minor paint loss c.l. $300-500 217 American School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Lady. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, sight size 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in., in a gilt-brass mat and giltgesso frame. Condition: A few minor spots of surface debris c.r. and l.r., otherwise good. $400-600

217A Silhouette Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing a Blue Gown, America, c. 1830, hollow-cut silhouette head of a young woman, with watercolor on paper painted three-quarter length body, depicting the woman wearing a blue gown, a gold necklace and holding a red book, (light toning and stains), sight size 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in., in a gilt-stenciled and blackpainted eglomise mat and period molded giltwood frame with beaded border. $600-800 217B American School, Early 19th Century Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Book. Signed and dated “JP 1813” on the back of the canvas. Oil on canvas, 8 x 6 in., in a period molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Stable craquelure, minor scattered retouch. $400-600 217C American School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of Grace A. Smith of East Bennington, Vermont. Unsigned, the verso inscribed “Grace A. Smith/15 years old/Taken East Bennington Vermont Fall of 1848 by---- at Uncle George Boardmans/ To my dear Children Charlie & Carrie Squire 24th May 1863” (signed) “Grace A. Squire.” Watercolor on paper, 3 1/2 x 2 7/8 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Paper applied to card around the edges. $300-500

218 John Orne Johnson “J.O.J.” Frost (American, 1852-1928) “Major Pedrick. To the Town of Salem, to Give the Alarm.” Unsigned, titled l.l. Watercolor on paperboard, depicting a preRevolutionary War event which took place in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1775, showing an elevated view of the harbor there with inscriptions identifying the blacksmith, King street, and a few of the buildings; a c. 1920s photograph showing a view of Marblehead Harbor has been pasted over a building at l.l., and a small paper label fragment is applied over the foundation and corner of a large yellow building above the photograph is inscribed “J.O.J. Frost/born/Jane Road/ The Orne,” possibly referring to the Azore Orne home, 38 7/8 x 46 7/8 in., in a mitered wood frame. Condition: This painting is the largest fragment of a larger painting. The lower left corner of this painting has an inset replacement panel measuring 13 x 5 3/8 in., which is held in place by a larger piece of paperboard glued from behind, then painted, including the first six letters of the title inscription. These alterations may have been done by Frost some time before he died in 1928, or by his son. The left third of the painting sold as a separate painting titled The Alarm-the Red Coats are Coming (Lot 12), in a 1971 Sotheby Parke Bernet auction of Frost paintings. The catalog features a photograph taken of Frost holding the complete painting before the left third was removed. Provenance: Estate of Gail and John Rodgers, Marblehead, Massachusetts. Note: This painting depicts a preRevolutionary War event known as “Leslie’s Retreat,” which took place on February 26, 1775, in which the British force under Colonel Alexander Leslie landed at Marblehead, Massachusetts, under orders by General Gage in Boston to march to Salem, to seize weapons that were reported to have been gathered there by the colonials. Reportedly, upon his hearing this news, Major John Pedrick, a merchant and militia officer in Marblehead, rushed on horseback to the North Church in Salem to alert the militia there. The message then spread quickly to the neighboring towns, and a large group of colonials, estimated by some to be as many as ten to fifteen thousand, proceeded to the bridge in Salem, where Colonel Leslie and his troops were turned back to Marblehead Harbor, and then back to Boston. $75,000-125,000

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219 John Orne Johnson “J.O.J.” Frost (Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1852-1928) Fishing on the Grand Banks. Unsigned, the title from a typed paper label affixed to the backboard along with another typed label inscribed “Trawlers have just furled sail and the men in dories have started fishing on the Grand Banks.” Oil on paperboard, 3 x 17 1/2 in., in a painted molded wood frame. Condition: Three small filled holes, one u.l. and two u.c., minor paint loss to edges, the paperboard mounted on Masonite. Provenance: Estate of Gail and John Rodgers, Marblehead, Massachusetts. $1,500-2,500

220 John Orne Johnson “J.O.J.” Frost (Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1852-1928) Ships and Schooners at Sea. Unsigned. Oil on paperboard, depicting a three-masted ship leading a line of four large fishing schooners with each vessel flying an American flag, with three fishermen in red shirts manning each schooner, 1 3/4 x 21 7/8 in., in a painted molded wood frame. Condition: Two small filled holes near center with a vertical crack from one hole, corner bumps, the paperboard mounted on Masonite. Provenance: Estate of Gail and John Rodgers, Marblehead, Massachusetts; one of two purchased in the Sotheby Parke Bernet auction of the collection of Albert and Betty Carpenter, April 8, 1971, the forward to the catalog description explains “in general, the pictures were acquired from Frank Frost, the artist’s son, and from his estate in 1947.” $3,000-5,000

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221 Possibly William P. Stubbs (American, 1842-1909) Portrait of the Two-masted Schooner C.A. ELLIOT in Coastal Waters. Unsigned, vessel identified on a pennant. Oil on canvas, 18 x 25 3/4 in., in a period molded mahogany frame. Condition: Surface grime, puncture u.l., scattered craquelure. $1,500-2,500

222 Attributed to Honore Pellegrin (French, 1793-1869) Bark “Tino” of New York 1857, Entering the Port of Marseilles. Unsigned, titled below. Watercolor on paper, 171/2 x 24 1/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Expertly conserved. Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector. $2,000-4,000

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223 Raffael Corsini (Turkish, active Smyrna, 1830-1880) Bark “Smyrniate” Capt. G. Prior, Entering Smyrna bay 1859. Signed l.r., titled below. Gouache on artist board, 20 x 28 in., in a contemporary molded giltwood frame. Condition: Very good. Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector. Note: The bark Smyrniate, the second-fastest vessel in the clipper ship era, was owned by powerful Smyrna-born Boston merchant Marquis Niccolo Reggio (1810-1867) in the time preceding the Civil War. $4,000-6,000

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224 Attributed to Henry Schreiner Stellwagen (American, d. 1866) French Frigate Dressed Overall. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, showing a ship dressed for an important occasion, flying dozens of flags with French flags topmost, and others along the rigging, with small ship at left and buildings beyond, sight size 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in., in a later frame. Condition: Minor foxing, not examined out of frame. $600-800

225 Attributed to Henry Schreiner Stellwagen (American, d. 1866) Two Views of Caribbean Islands. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, the first showing a schooner flying an American flag and another ship, with an anchorage and town beyond, inscribed in pen l.c. “Saint Thomas, W.I.,” and at l.r. “Grampus 1833.,” with ink borders, 5 1/2 x 10 1/4, the second showing an island anchorage with dozens of ships at right and hillside town beyond, inscribed lower center “St. James Martinique,” with ink borders at top and bottom, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Condition: Minor toning, foxing, and stains, not examined out of frames. Note: The “Grampus 1833” inscription on the work depicting St. Thomas may possibly refer to the USS Grampus, a schooner in the United States Navy which was the largest of five sent to suppress piracy, and to maintain ships catching slavers in the West Indies. $1,500-2,500
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226 Attributed to Henry Schreiner Stellwagen (American, d. 1866) View of Havana. Unsigned, titled below. Watercolor on paper laid down on paper, showing eleven large sailing vessels with skyline beyond, inscribed l.c. “Havanna,” 6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in., in a later frame. Condition: Minor toning and foxing. $400-600

227 James Edward Buttersworth (British/ American, 1817-1894) Yachting Scene Off Sandy Hook. Signed l.r. Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch to sky, sails, and water. Note: Retains a label from the Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, on the backing paper. $40,000-60,000

228 Thomas Buttersworth, Sr. (British, 17681842) The Battle of Trafalgar. Signed “T. Buttersworth” l.c., with a label from The Parker Gallery, London, affixed to the stretcher. Oil on canvas, 24 x 38 1/4 in., framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure. Provenance: A private New Hampshire collection. $25,000-30,000

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229 Attributed to John S. Blunt (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, 1798-1835) Ship in a Storm. Signature reportedly obliterated. Oil on panel, 12 x 19 3/4 in., in a later carved giltwood frame. Condition: Scattered retouch. Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector. $1,000-1,500

230 E. James, Possibly Edwin W. James (Massachusetts, 19th Century) The Schooner Mary Baker, Capn. R. Thompson in the Gale of 23 Augt. 1873. -200 Miles N.W. of Bermuda Time 10 P.M. [Fireballs]. Signed and dated “1873” l.l., titled below and on engraved brass plaque. Watercolor on paper, 11 3/4 x 18 1/4 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Spot-glued to paperboard, scattered light abrasions. Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector. $700-900

231 Continental School, 19th Century Portrait of a Spanish Frigate with Battle Scene in the Background. Indistinctly signed l.r. Watercolor on paper, sight size 9 x 13 3/4 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, light scattered foxing and abrasions, minor creases, not examined out of frame. Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector. $700-900

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232 Attributed to Nicholas S. (Nicola) Cammillieri (France and Malta, Italy, 17621860) Ship USS Savanah in a Gale. Signed and dated “1832” l.r. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 17 1/2 x 22 1/4 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Laid down onto paper. Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector. $1,500-2,000

234 Carved and Painted Wooden Orca Plaque, Clark Voorhees (1911-1980), Weston, Vermont, third quarter 20th century, signed with impressed artist’s conjoined initials “CV” and “C. VOORHEES” on the reverse, (repair to tail), ht. 7, lg. 18 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

237 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) TROLLING FOR BLUE FISH., 1866 (Conningham, 6158). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 22 3/4 x 29 7/8 in., in a carved walnut frame. Condition: Margins 1 in. or more, minor toning, repairs around the edges, minor light abrasions to sky. Note: This lithograph ranked no. 10 in the original “Best 50,” and no. 17 in the “New Best 50” large folio. $4,000-6,000 238 N. Currier, publisher (American, 1838-1856) CLIPPER SHIP “FLYING CLOUD.,” 1852 (Conningham, 1163). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Large folio lithograph with handcoloring on paper, sheet size 18 1/4 x 24 1/8 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Margins trimmed, toning, margin edge tear u.r., not examined out of frame. $600-800

233 Carved and Painted Wooden Humpback Whale Plaque, Clark Voorhees (1911-1980), Weston, Vermont, third quarter 20th century, signed with impressed artist’s conjoined initials “CV” and “C. VOORHEES” on the reverse, ht. 5, lg. 18 in. $3,000-5,000

235 Carved and Painted Wooden Sperm Whale Plaque, Clark Voorhees (1911-1980), Weston, Vermont, third quarter 20th century, signed with impressed artist’s conjoined initials “CV” and “C. VOORHEES” on the reverse, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 17 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

236 Carved and Painted Wooden Narwhal Plaque, Clark Voorhees (1911-1980), Weston, Vermont, third quarter 20th century, signed with impressed artist’s conjoined initials “CV” and “C. VOORHEES” on the reverse, ht. 4 7/8, lg. 23 in. $3,000-5,000

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239 The Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Co., publishers (American, 19th Century) Bark Catalpa of New Bedford, undated, E.N. Russell, lithographer. Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Chromolithograph on paper, 14 x 19 1/2 in., in a period molded oak frame. Condition: Laid down onto thin card, minor toning and foxing. $300-500 240 Framed Sailor’s Relief and Protection Act Document, 1820, the document with engraved seal of America and a ship, issued to Samuel Pope, of Wells, Maine, and dated September 1, 1820, (toning, stains, creases), 10 x 8 1/2 in., in a molded giltwood frame. $300-500 241 Quarter-plate Daguerreotype of a Painting of the Paddlewheeler Meneman Sanford, possibly painted by James Bard, enhanced with red, white, and blue paint, in an embossed pressed leather/paper case, (tarnish, dust). Note: The Meneman Sanford was launched in 1854 as a New England coastal steamship, later becoming a vessel transporting Union soldiers. In December 1862, she sank after hitting a reef off Key Largo, Florida, while carrying 800 Union soldiers of the 156th New York Volunteers, as part of a flotilla in the Banks Expedition en route to New Orleans. No one died in the grounding, but a large amount of gear needed for the Union expedition up the Mississippi River was lost. Her pilot, Captain A.W. Richardson, was placed under arrest for criminal negligence and sent to Key West under guard as he was thought to have been a southern sympathizer executing an act of sabotage. $400-600 242 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) Life of a Sportsman. [Coming Into Camp.], 1872 (Conningham, 3524). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Small folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 in., in a molded walnut frame with gilt liner. Condition: Margins 1/4 in. or more, second part of title missing, toning, light moisture stain upper margin. $300-500

243 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) NIGHT BY THE CAMPFIRE., 1861 (Conningham, 4472). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Medium folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 12 1/4 x 16 5/8 in., in a molded walnut frame with gilt liner. Condition: Margins 1/4 in. or more, toning, edge losses. $300-500 244 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 18571907) Five Darktown Series Framed Lithographs and One Similar, 1884-86 (Conningham 1401, 1403, 1396, 1395, 1418, and 3447). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Small folio lithographs with hand-coloring on paper, titles include The Darktown Hook and Ladder Corps. Going to the Front.; The Darktown Hook and Ladder Corps. In Action.; The Darktown Fire Brigade-To the Rescue.; The Darktown Fire Brigade-The Last Shake.; The Darktown Slide.; and The Last Hit of the Game, A Home Run.; sight sizes approx. 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 in., in matching wood frames. Condition: Minor toning, acid stains, minor background abrasions to one, not examined out of frames. $800-1,000

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245 Percussion Long Rifle, made by Joseph/ Josh Golcher, Philadelphia, 1825-60, tiger maple stock, percussion cap, brass fittings including four-piece engraved brass patchbox, brass butt plate, trigger guard, sideplate, ramrod ferules, and nosecap, with ramrod, the foliate engraved iron lock plate marked “JOSH GOLCHER,” octagonal barrel, (lacking cap and nipple), lg. 58 in. overall. $1,000-2,000

246 Nantucket Basket, late 19th/early 20th century, round basket with carved hardwood heart-shaped handles and turned base, the base inscribed “Mary Cathcart from Mother,” (losses to cane weavers), ht. 5 1/2, dia. 9 7/8 in. $300-500

247 Nantucket Basket, manufactured by “W.H. Gibbs Nantucket, Mass.,” late 19th/early 20th century, round basket with carved hardwood handles, and turned base centering an inlaid star, applied printed maker’s label on the base, ht. 4, dia. 9 5/8 in. $800-1,200

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248 Nantucket Friendship Basket Purse, Jose Formoso Reyes, 1970, the top centering an oval mahogany panel centered with an applied carved ivory sperm whale, the interior with a similar plaque with applied blank oblong ivory name plaque, with ivory hasp and toggle closure, carved hardwood swing handle fastened with ivory knobs, the base signed by the maker with an outline of the island, and dated “1970,” ht. to top of upright handle 10 1/2, wd. 9 1/2, dp. 7 1/2 in. $800-1,200

249 Boat-shaped Nantucket Basket, late 19th/early 20th century, with lapped-seam bentwood rim and base bands, upright hardwood handle, varnished, (loss to cane weaver), ht. to top of handle 7 1/2, wd. 5 3/4, lg. 11 1/8 in. $300-500

250 Nantucket Basket, late 19th/early 20th century, round basket with carved hardwood swing handle and turned base, applied maker’s label on the base with indistinct inscriptions “Light[ship] Basket...Nantucket Mass.,” original price inscribed “$1.75,” ht. to rim 4 1/4, ht. to top of upright handle 8 1/2, dia. 7 1/2 in. $600-800

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251 Red-painted Oval Nantucket Basket, late 19th century, woven splint basket with cane lashing, carved hardwood handle, and chamfered oval base, ht. 8, dia. 9 1/2 in. $200-300 252 Three Scrimshaw Walking Sticks, mid to late 19th century, one with whale’s tooth knob on a tapered exotic wood shaft; one with a shaped whale’s tooth handle on a wooden shaft; and one of whalebone with integral carved handle, the shaft painted black; (imperfections), lg. 34 to 36 in. $400-600 253 Five Scrimshaw Walking Sticks, 19th century, one topped with a carved whale’s tooth clenched fist on an ebony shaft with a small inlaid diamond-shaped plaque and whalebone terminal; one of spiral-turned narwhal tusk; one with faceted whalebone top on a spiral-turned baleen shaft; one with a carved whale’s tooth handle on a cane shaft; and one with a small knob of ivory, baleen, and whalebone on a wood shaft; (losses, wear), lg. 20 to 36 in. $400-600

254 Walking Cane with Carved Ivory Lady’s Leg Handle, America, late 19th century, lg. 28 1/4 in. $400-600 255 Pond Boat, America, early 20th century, natural finish on deck and planked hull, with green paint below the waterline and trim, brass fixtures, with masts, sails, rigging, (missing a piece of green trim), with wooden stand, ht. to top of mast 49 1/2, lg. 40 1/2 in. $400-600 256 Painted Scratch-built Wooden Model of the Portland & Rumford Falls Railway Locomotive and Coal Car, America, early 20th century, reportedly built by a retired railroad worker, with metal and wire detailed components, painted black, on a wood base, (minor loose segments), ht. 13, lg. 48 1/4 in. Note: The Portland and Rumford Falls Railway line of Maine was built in 1849 and was originally the Buckfield Branch Railway, connecting with the Canadian Grand Trunk at Mechanic Falls, and consisted of only 13 miles of track. The line expanded over the years and by 1894 it had grown to 53 miles long. $1,000-1,500

256A Carved and Painted Wooden “NEW YORK/ BOSTON” Stagecoach Model, made by Donald M. Tiffany, Long Island, New York, early 20th century, detailed model painted red with black trim applied gilt-metal eagle and gilt lettering, with maker’ label affixed to the bottom, (minor imperfections), ht. 8 1/2, wd. 7, lg. 19 1/4 in. $600-800

257 Anton Otto Fischer (New York, 1882-1962) Burial At Sea. Signed and dated “1929” l.r. Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in., in a later painted molded wood frame. Condition: Relined, minor retouch c.l. $3,000-5,000

258 Grenfell Pictorial Hooked Rug with Arctic Dog Sled Scene, Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland and Labrador, 20th century, the rectangular rug depicting two figures and a komatik with a team of five dogs in a northern landscape at sunset, woven maker’s label affixed to the reverse, (minor light stain), 33 1/2 x 45 1/2 in. $600-800

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259 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Ruby-throated Hummingbird Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, carved wooden bird mounted on a wooden perch, species identified and numbered “3” on the base, (minor paint loss), overall ht. 4 3/8 in. $600-800 265 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Long-billed Marsh Wren Figure, New Hampshire, 1946, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” dated “1946,” and numbered “1” on the base, (small chip to wing tip), ht. 2 3/4 in. $600-800

260 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Snow Bunting Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “6428” and “45” in a circle on the base, ht. 2 1/4 in. $800-1,200

266 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Junco Figure, New Hampshire, second quarter 19th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “31” on the base, ht. 2 in. $400-600

261 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Nuthatch Figure, New Hampshire, second quarter 19th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a branch segment, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “DW6021” and “335” on the base, (minor paint loss), ht. 3 1/8 in. $600-800

267 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Baltimore Oriole Figure, New Hampshire, 1951, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rockform base, species identified, signed “JB,” dated “1951,” and numbered “3” on the base, (minor crack on beak), ht. 2 1/4 in. $600-800

262 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Goldfinch Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “418” on the base, ht. 2 3/4 in. $400-600

268 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Evening Grosbeak Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “68” on the base, ht. 2 1/2 in. $800-1,200

263 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Meadow Lark Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “4” on the base, ht. 2 5/8 in. $600-800

269 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature European Goldfinch Figure, late second or third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified in English and German, and signed “JB” on the base, ht. 2 1/8 in. Note: This carving may have been done while Jess was stationed in Germany, c. 1945. $400-600

264 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Bobolink Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, the carved wooden bird mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “1” on the base, ht. 1 7/8 in. $400-600

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270 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Golden Eye Drake Figure, New Hampshire, 1942, carved wooden bird mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “1” on the base, ht. 3 1/4 in. $800-1,200

273 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Pintail Duck Figure, New Hampshire, 1942, carved wooden bird mounted on a rock-form base, identified, signed “JB,” numbered “1,” and dated “1942” on the base, ht. 3 3/8 in. $600-800

276 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Semi-palmated Plover Figure, New Hampshire, 1947, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” dated “1947,” and numbered “1” on the base, (paint loss to bill tip and tail edges), ht. 2 1/4 in. $800-1,200

271 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Canada Goose Figure, New Hampshire, second quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a branch segment, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “108” and “DW6101” on the base, ht. 5 1/8 in. $400-600

274 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Ruddy Duck Figure, New Hampshire, 1950, carved wooden bird mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” numbered “1,” and dated “1950” on the base, ht. 3 in. $600-800

272 Pair of Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Green Wing Teal Duck Figures, New Hampshire, second quarter 20th century, carved wooden birds with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a branch segment, species identified, signed “JB,” numbered “5” (hen) and “11” (drake) on the base, ht. 3 1/4 in. $1,200-1,500

275 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Spotted Sandpiper Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, the bird mounted on a piece of driftwood, identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “6445” and “DW6406” on the base, (one wing with repair), ht. 2 in. $800-1,200

277 Carved and Painted Miniature Hooded Merganser Duck Figure, by Jess or Arthur Blackstone, Melrose, Massachusetts, second quarter 20th century, carved wooden figure identified, numbered “7” in a circle, and stamped “A.M. Blackstone 114 W Foster St. Melrose, Mass.” on the base, ht. 3 1/8 in. Note: This figure may have been carved by Jess Blackstone alone, or jointly with his father Arthur, also a woodcarver, who resided in Melrose, Massachusetts. $400-600

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278 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Golden Winged Warbler Figure, New Hampshire, second quarter 19th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “37” on the base, (minor paint loss), ht. 2 1/2 in. $600-800

281 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Chickadee Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, numbered “430,” and a printed label inscribed “Hand Carved and Painted by Blackstone” on the base, ht. 1 3/4 in. $300-500

285 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Prothonotary Warbler Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “6415” on the base, ht. 2 1/8 in. $600-800

279 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Tree Sparrow Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “51” on the base, and with original League of New Hampshire Arts & Crafts hang tag inscribed “Tree Sparrow,” ht. 2 1/2 in. $600-800

282 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Red Poll Figure, New Hampshire, 1942, the carved wooden bird mounted on a rock-form base inscribed “1942,” species identified, and numbered “4” on the base, ht. 1 7/8 in. $600-800

286 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Audubon Warbler Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “1” on the base, ht. 2 3/8 in. $600-800

280 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Rose-breasted Grosbeak Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “32” on the base, ht. 2 1/2 in. $600-800

283 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Red-eyed Vireo, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “4” on the base, (beak chip, crack on one wing), ht. 2 3/4 in. $400-600

287 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Goldcrest Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “204” on the base, ht. 2 3/8 in. $400-600

284 Jess Blackstone Carved and Painted Miniature Song Sparrow Figure, New Hampshire, third quarter 20th century, carved wooden bird with scratch-feather surface, mounted on a rock-form base, species identified, signed “JB,” and numbered “7” on the base, ht. 2 1/2 in. $400-600

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288 Enoch Benner Carved and Painted Wooden Owl Figure, Port Clyde, Maine, late 19th century, the owl figure perched on a branch segment, further mounted on an oval wooden base, (imperfections), overall ht. 8 3/8 in. $1,500-2,500 288A Carved and Painted Wood Pigeon Decoy, America, late 19th/early 20th century, the figure with delineated feathers on the wings and tail, and inset glass eyes, with stand, (imperfections), ht. 4 3/4, lg. 13 1/4, ht. on stand 15 in. $600-800 289 Painted Cast Iron “Sink Box” Canvasback Decoy, America, early 20th century, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 7, lg. 14 in. $500-700

290 Two Black Duck Decoys, James H. Whitney (1892-1982), Falmouth Foreside, Maine, mid20th century, oversized solid-body figures, one with head turned back, old paint over original with light gunning wear, both with “J.H. WHITNEY” brand on bottom, (repaired age cracks), ht. 7 3/4, 8 3/4, lg. 19, 20 1/4 in. $400-600 291 John Haley Bellamy: Carver of Eagles, by Yvonne Brault Smith (Portsmouth Marine Society, 1982), hardcover, signed by the author, with dust jacket. $200-250

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292 Chippendale Carved Mahogany Reverseserpentine Chest of Drawers, probably North Shore, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, the molded top on cockbeaded case and clawand-ball feet with shaped returns, old brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 33 1/2, case wd. 33 1/4, case dp. 20 in. $15,000-25,000

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293 Chippendale Carved Mahogany Scrolltop Chest on Chest, Boston, c. 1760-80, the bottom section’s top drawer opens to a fold-out writing surface with an interior of nine compartments and five drawers, original brasses, refinished, minor restoration, ht. 88, wd. 40 3/4, dp. 20 1/2 in. Provenance: Sold at Christie’s New York, Property from the Collection of Peggy and Roger Garry, October 7, 2004, as Lot 1704, from the Tucker-Armory-Greene family. $8,000-12,000

294 Chippendale Cherry Reverse-serpentine Chest of Drawers, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, c. 1770, the molded top on conforming cockbeaded case with blocked ends on a conformingly shaped ogee bracket base, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 31 1/2, case wd. 34, dp. 20 1/2 in. Provenance: Joel J. Einhorn Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut. $8,000-12,000 295 Pair of Chippendale Brass Petal-base Candlesticks, England, c. 1740, push-up candlesticks with everted petal rims on candlecups, double-knopped stems, and petal bases, (minor imperfection), ht. 7 in. $400-600

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296 Chippendale Carved Walnut Side Chair, Boston, mid-18th century, with shell-carved cresting, shell- and bellflower-carved knees, and claw-and-ball feet, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 37 3/4, seat ht. 18 in. Provenance: C.L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, Pennsylvania. $5,000-7,000

298 Pair of Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, possibly Newport, Rhode Island, late 18th century, the pierced shaped cresting with scroll-carved terminals, pierced splat and square beaded legs, mellow refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 37 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. Provenance: W.M. Schwind, Jr., Antiques and Fine Art, Yarmouth, Maine. $1,500-2,500

297 Queen Anne Compass-seat Side Chair, probably Boston, c. 1740-60, refinished, ht. 40, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: Israel Sack, 1993; Collection of Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Nusrala; Christie’s New York, January 21, 2006, Lot 665. Literature: Patricia E. Kane, “Living With Antiques, a St. Louis Couple Collects,” The Magazine Antiques, May 2002, p. 112, illus. pl. XIII. $3,000-5,000

299 James Northcote (British, 1746-1831) Portrait of Major Edward Frere of the West Norfolk Militia, 1742-1819. Unsigned, artist and subject identified on labels to verso. Oil on canvas, 29 x 25 in. Condition: Relined, repaint. Note: Edward Frere was the second son of Sheppard (b. 1712) and Susanna (Hatley) Frere, of Roydon Hall, Norfolk, England. In 1781 he married Mary Barker and they resided at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, and Wortham, Suffolk. $3,000-5,000

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300 Chippendale Carved Walnut Side Chair, Philadelphia, c. 1770, serpentine crest rail centering a carved shell and scrolled carved terminals above the pierced splat centering a tassel, the seat frame centering a carved shell on cabriole legs with shell-carved knees ending in frontal claw-and-ball feet, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 39 3/4, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: H. William Koch Collection; C.L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, Pennsylvania. $4,000-6,000

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301 Queen Anne Walnut Dished Tilt-top Candlestand, Pennsylvania, last half 18th century, with birdcage support, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, dia. 19 3/4 in. Provenance: H.L. Chalfant, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1986; Collection of Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Nusrala; Christie’s New York, January 21, 2006, Lot 663. Literature: Patricia Kane, “Living with Antiques: A St. Louis Couple Collects,” The Magazine Antiques, May 2002, p. 112, illus. pl. 1. $4,000-6,000

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302 Chippendale Carved Cherry Tilt-top Tea Table, probably Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, c. 1780, the circular dished top tilts on a birdcage support and bulbous vaseand ring-turned post and tripod cabriole leg base ending in claw-and-ball feet, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 29, top dia. 32 in. Provenance: C.L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, Pennsylvania. $3,000-5,000

303 Chippendale Mahogany Mirror, possibly Pennsylvania, late 18th century, with scrolled frame and molded liner, refinished, ht. 36 1/2, wd. 19 in. Provenance: C.L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, Pennsylvania. $600-800

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304 Japanned Tall Case Clock, George Solliday, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, last half 18th century, the hood with swan’s-neck cresting, flame-carved urn finials, and crosshatchcarved bosses, the tombstone door enclosing a white-painted polychrome and gilt decorated dial with a sheaf of wheat in the arch, fruit spandrels, and calendar aperture, dial marked “Geo. Salliday [sic]/Bucks Co,” eight-day brass weight-driven movement, the waist with fan-carved shaped door flanked by reeded quarter columns, repeated on the base, all on ogee bracket feet, (restoration), ht. 97 1/2 in. Provenance: Joe Kindig, Jr., and Son, York, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Henry McNeil; The Claneil Foundation; Christie’s New York, October 14, 1999, Lot 209. $8,000-12,000

305 Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair, New York, c. 1760-80, with shell- and foliate-carved cresting and gadroon-carved seat frame joining cabriole legs with shell and bellflower knees on frontal claw-and-ball feet, mellow patina, (minor imperfections), ht. 39, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: C.L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, Pennsylvania. $3,000-5,000

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306 Queen Anne Carved Cherry Scroll-top High Chest of Drawers, Connecticut River Valley, c. 1740-60, replaced brasses, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 87, lower case wd. 44, lower case dp. 19 1/2 in. Provenance: Charles Woolsey Lyons, New York; Sotheby’s New York, October 15, 1999, Lot 3. $8,000-12,000 307 Near Pair of Chippendale Mahogany Parcel-gilt Mirrors, England or America, late 18th century, each with pierced crest showing a bird, gilt-incised liners, (imperfections), ht. 29, 26 in. $1,000-1,500

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308 Queen Anne Carved Tiger Maple High Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts, c. 174060, brasses appear original, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 69 1/2, wd. 37 3/4, dp. 16 1/2 in.
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309 Federal Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Inlaid Sideboard, attributed to John and Thomas Seymour, Boston, c. 1805, the central drawer centering an oval within a mitered rectangle with flanking faux drawers and working drawers all above four hinged doors, bird’s-eye maple inlaid panels above the turned and reeded legs, with oval and circular brass pulls, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 40 3/4, wd. 72, dp. 27 1/4 in. Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, October 23, 1994, Lot 213; Sotheby’s New York, October 15, 1999, Lot 56. $8,000-12,000

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310 Pair of Federal Inlaid Mahogany Shieldback Side Chairs, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1800, each with five splats terminating in an inlaid fan above overupholstered serpentinefront seat, refinished, ht. 38, seat ht. 17 3/4 in. Provenance: C.L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, Pennsylvania. $2,000-3,000

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311 Federal Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer Corner Basin Stand, Massachusetts, c. 1810, old brass pull, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 42 1/2, wd. 23 1/2, dp. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: Skinner, Inc. $1,000-1,500

312 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Work Table, attributed to William Hook, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1810, the rectangular top with ovolo corners with reeded and fluted edge on half-engaged waterleaf and acanthus leaf carved, turned, and reeded legs centering a compartmented drawer and bag drawer, old replaced turned wooden pulls, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 20, dp. 16 in. Provenance: Dr. Lloyd Havers. $5,000-7,000

313 Federal Mahogany and Bird’s-eye Maple Veneer Inlaid Glazed Desk/Bookcase, Massachusetts, c. 1800-05, the doors in the upper section open to an interior of two shelves and two drawers flanked by three valanced compartments above a foldout writing surface, replaced brasses, refinished, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 74 1/2, wd. 41, dp. 21 3/4 in. Provenance: Joel J. Einhorn Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut. $4,000-6,000
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314 Federal Mahogany, Tiger Maple, and Rosewood-inlaid Bowfront Chest of Drawers, probably North Shore, Massachusetts, c. 1810, replaced brass pulls, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 37 1/2, wd. 39 1/2, dp. 22 3/4 in. Provenance: Kuttner Antiques, Sheffield, Massachusetts. $2,000-3,000

316 Federal Mahogany and Eglomise Patent Timepiece, probably Massachusetts, c. 1820, with eight-day brass weight-driven movement, the throat tablet marked PATENT, the lower tablet showing a castle by a lake, (restoration), ht. 31 3/4 in. $1,200-1,500

315 Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Bishop & Bradley, Watertown, Connecticut, c. 1820, with thirty-hour wooden weight-driven movement, the eglomise tablet showing a volcanic eruption, old finish, (imperfections), ht. 31 3/4 in. Provenance: Kirtland H. Crump, Madison, Connecticut. $1,000-1,500

317 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tambour Desk, Boston, c. 1805, the tambours open to reveal an interior of four string-inlaid drawers and six valanced blue-painted compartments, on lower section with foldout writing surface, the top and bottom sections with flanking inlaid simulated pilasters, the legs inlaid with bellflowers, replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 42, wd. 37, dp. 20 in. Provenance: C.L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, Pennsylvania. $6,000-8,000

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318 Ten Assorted Chinese Export Porcelain Items, 19th century, Rose Medallion pattern: punch bowl, oval tray, plate, and four garniture vases; a Rose Mandarin chop plate; and two famille rose plates, (imperfections), ht. to 10 1/4, dia. 8 1/8 to 13 1/2 in. $600-800

319 Needlework Sampler, “Jenet McCormick Sowed [sic] this Sampler December 6,” America, early 19th century, silk threads on a linen ground with alphabet rows, the names of Jenet’s parents “William McCormick” and “Jenet Buchanan,” the name “Mrs. Barr,” several groups of initials, and her signature reserve, all above a house, trees, potted flowering plants, birds, animals, and a basket of flowers, enclosed in a border of scrolled waves, (fading, light staining, and toning), 17 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (sight), in a period molded wood frame. $800-1,200

320 Needlework Sampler, “Christy Clark/Her Work Finished June 22 1809 Aged 9 Years,” stitched with silk threads on a wool gauze ground, depicting a central urn of flowers issuing flowering vines separating pious verses of the four seasons of life, with trees, animals, birds, and butterflies, and an undulating geometric band, all enclosed in a geometric vine, (scattered losses to background fabric, minor toning), 14 1/4 x 12 in., in a molded oak frame with gilt liner. $600-800 321 Needlework Sampler, “Maria Butwell Her Work August 1841 Aged 17 Years,” England, stitched with silk threads on a linen/wool ground, depicting houses, trees, potted flowering and fruiting plants, animals, and a pious verse, (fading, toning, scattered losses to background, repairs), 12 1/4 x 14 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. $600-800

322 Needlework Sampler, “Jane Rowland Aged 13 1849,” stitched with wool and silk threads on a linen ground, with a row of alphabets over three pious verses, floral border, and a reserve centered with a large urn of flowers flanked by two biblical scenarios of Adam and Eve and the tree with entwined serpent, pine trees, and flowering plants, enclosed in a geometric vine border, (toning, fading), 22 1/4 x 22 1/4 in., in a molded mahogany veneer frame mounted on feet. $400-600 323 Needlework Sampler, “Mary Hickinbotham 1821,” probably England, worked in silk threads on a wool gauze ground, with rows of alphabets over bands of geometric flowers, a pious verse, trees, crowns, and baskets of flowers, enclosed by a flowering vine, (scattered losses to background fabric), 13 x 12 1/4 in., in a later wood frame. $300-500

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324 Floral-decorated Painted Wooden Yarn Swift, America, 19th century, turned candlecup connectors, shaft and clamp with adjustable expanding wood slat winding device, painted red, green, black, with handpainted red and green flowers on the yellow clamp, (loss to one slat), ht. 23, dia. to 24 1/2 in. $800-1,200 325 Carved and Turned Wooden Yarn Swift, America, late 19th century, maple and oak swift with urn-form finial above expanding fretwork slats with turned pendant drops, on a brass shaft with yarn cup, on a turned wood base, ht. 34, dia. to approx. 34 in. $600-800

326 American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman. Unsigned. Oil on canvas applied to panel, 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Craquelure, retouch. $600-800

327 Federal Inlaid Cherry Tambour Desk, probably New Hampshire, c. 1800-10, the top section with hinged top opening to a compartment above a wavy birch and mahogany inlaid prospect door opening to a compartment and drawer, the tambour doors revealing an interior of two drawers and two compartments, the lower case with foldout writing surface and base centering a wavy birch drop panel, original brasses, (imperfections), lower case ht. 50, lower case wd. 38 3/4, lower case dp. 18 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

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328 Federal Inlaid Mahogany Chest of Drawers, possibly Newport, Rhode Island, c. 1795, the string-inlaid case flanked by simulated pilasters with bookend panels below, the brasses appear original, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 35 1/2, case wd. 40 3/4, dp. 18 1/4 in. Provenance: W.M. Schwind, Jr., Antiques and Fine Art, Yarmouth, Maine. $1,500-2,500

329 Federal Mahogany Inlaid and Parcel-gilt Eglomise Mirror, New York, c. 1800, the giltscrolled cresting centering a gilt-gesso carved urn of flowers above an inlaid shell, flowering gilt vines flanking the eglomise panel showing a village, ht. 68 1/2, wd. 26 1/2 in. Provenance: James MacArthur Thompson; Christie’s New York, January 22, 1994, Lot 249; Sotheby’s New York, January 20, 2006, Lot 518. $8,000-12,000

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330 Rosewood Veneer Wheel Barometer, “PHILIP PEACE EDINBURGH,” early 19th century, brass urn finial on broken scroll pediment above engraved silvered metal dials, “dry/damp” window above a thermometer, small reeded brass-framed round mirror, barometer, and level window with engraved maker’s name, (minor imperfections), ht. 38 1/2 in. $400-600 331 Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Wheel Barometer, “G. Bianchi Windsor Warranted,” England, early 19th century, with brass urn finial on broken pediment crest, the case inlaid with two satinwood rosettes, two shells, and string edging, engraved silvered thermometer above a round silvered barometer dial engraved with the maker’s name, (minor imperfections), overall ht. 39 1/4 in. $600-800

332 Federal Inlaid Cherry Pembroke Table, probably Connecticut, c. 1800, the stringinlaid top with a beaded edge on a conforming skirt with two drawers and legs inlaid with oval panels and raindrops, replaced hardware, (imperfections), ht. 27 3/4, closed wd. 20, dp. 31 in. $3,000-5,000 333 Pair of Federal Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, attributed to Kneeland and Adams, Hartford, Connecticut, c. 1800, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 37 3/4, seat ht. 17 in. Provenance: David Dunton Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut Literature: David Dunton Antiques advertisement, The Magazine Antiques, November 2003. $1,500-2,500

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334 Ammi Phillips (American, 1788-1865) Pair of Portraits of a Gentleman and a Lady. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 33 3/4 x 27 1/2 in., in later molded giltwood frames. Condition: Relined, retouch. Provenance: Sotheby’s Selections from Israel Sack, Inc., January 20, 2002, Lot 1309. $10,000-15,000

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335 Federal Inlaid Cherry Drop-leaf Table, probably Connecticut, c. 1800, the top with inlaid stringing and molded edge, over a conforming apron joining four legs inlaid with bookend panels and banded icicles ending in cuffs, refinished, ht. 27 1/2, closed wd. 18, dp. 35 in. $3,000-5,000

336 Federal Tiger Maple-inlaid Carved Mahogany Card Table, probably Massachusetts, c. 1805-10, vase- and ringturned reeded legs continuing to spade feet, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 17 1/2 in. $800-1,200

337 Federal Inlaid Cherry One-drawer Stand, probably Massachusetts, c. 1800, the drawer flanked with bookend panels above icicles, refinished, ht. 28 1/2, top wd. 17 3/4, top dp. 17 1/8 in. $800-1,200

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338 Federal Satinwood-inlaid Mahogany Card Table, Baltimore, Maryland, c. 1800, the skirt inlaid with stringing and the lower edge with dart banding, joining the legs with inlaid shells above stringing and bellflowers, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/4, wd. 39, dp. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: Thurston Nichols American Antiques, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. $4,000-6,000 339 Walnut Veneer Document Box, 19th century, rectangular box with hinged lid, the top with book-matched veneer quadrants, the front, back, and sides also with book-matched veneer panels, (minor veneer cracks), ht. 7, wd. 9 1/2, lg. 15 in. $300-500 340 Rosewood Veneer Writing Box, 19th century, with baluster-turned upright fixed handle, two-piece hinged lids opening to a small covered well flanked by two ink bottles and two curved pen holders, single drawer to side, the name “A.Basham” inscribed to the interior, (minor cracks to veneer, missing drawer knob), overall ht. 6, wd. 9, lg. 10 in. $300-500 341 Brass-bound Mahogany Lap Desk on Brass Stand, England, c. 1860, the interior with gilt-embossed green leather writing surface, and ink and writing utensil compartments, over hidden compartments with three small drawers, overall ht. 21, box ht. 7, wd. 19 3/4, dp. 10 1/4 in. $400-600 342 Burl Veneered Lap Desk on Stand, 19th century, brass-mounted lap desk with scratchbeaded borders, opens to an embossed leather-covered writing surface, with compartments or ink bottles and writing utensils, on a conforming wood stand, (imperfections), overall ht. 22, wd. 20 1/2, dp. 11 1/2 in. $600-800

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343 Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Sewing Box, England, early 19th century, rectangular box with hinged lid, the exterior lid with inlaid shell in an ellipse, with chevron inlay and ebony borders, kite-shaped escutcheon, the interior lid with string-outlined diamond and border, the box interior with dovetailed lift-out compartmented tray, three string-inlaid compartments with covers, one has an attached silk pincushion, three other compartments lift out with hidden storage underneath, (minor inlay loss), overall ht. 5 1/2, lg. 12 1/4, dp. 7 1/4 in. $800-1,200

344 Federal Mahogany, Maple, and Ebonyinlaid Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 180015, embellished with diagonal checkered stringing, Greek key banding, and a central oval within a mitered rectangle, refinished, ht. 30, wd. 26, closed dp. 17 1/4 in. Provenance: Jeffrey Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut, 2000. Note: This table is “Type 6,” as outlined in Hewitt, et al., The Work of Many Hands. $3,000-5,000

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345 Federal Gilt-gesso Split-baluster Mirror, labeled “James Todd, Portland, Maine,” c. 1825, the eglomise tablet showing a seated woman with a parasol in a garden, ht. 32, wd. 20 in. Provenance: W.M. Schwind, Jr., Antiques and Fine Art, Yarmouth, Maine. $800-1,200

347 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany and Flame Birch Veneer Inlaid Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 1810, the apron with lower border of checkered banding, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, top wd. 37 1/4, top dp. 18 1/2 in. Provenance: Smith & Wilson, New York; Henry Fender Antiques, Glen Cove, New York, 1996. Note: Underside of top bears label “Smith & Wilson/Antiques Furniture Decorations/176 Madison Avenue New York.” $1,500-2,500 348 Carved and Gilded Eagle Plaque, R.W. Helstern, 2001, spreadwing figure carved in the half-round with fully carved head, incised maker’s name and date, ht. 11 1/2, lg. 72 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

346 Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany Card Table, Massachusetts, c. 1805-10, the top with checkered banded edge over central wavy birch panel with crossbanded border with lower border of diagonal inlaid band on turned and reeded legs, refinished, ht. 31, wd. 37 1/2, closed dp. 18 1/2 in. Provenance: Skinner, Inc. Note: This table is “Type 7,” as outlined in Hewitt, et al., The Work of Many Hands. $2,000-3,000

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349 Monumental Gilt Copper Allegorical Figural Weathervane, late 19th century, molded sheet copper full-body standing nude female figure with shaped animal-form ears and wings on her feet, with one arm aloft, the other carrying the staff of caduceus, the symbol of commerce and negotiation, and also used as a symbol representing printing, the figure is mounted on a small sphere and a copper arrow with cast iron point, gilt and verdigris surface, with stand, (minor imperfections), overall ht. 90, lg. 89 1/2 in. $10,000-15,000

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350 Gilt Copper Running Horse Weathervane, America, late 19th/early 20th century, flattened full-body figure with zinc ears, mounted on a copper rod with small sphere, with stand, overall ht. 21, lg. 29 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000

351 Sheet Iron “Dexter” Running Horse and Jockey Weathervane, America, early 20th century, cut-out, pieced, and riveted sheet iron weathervane reinforced with iron rods, ht. 24 1/4, lg. 40 1/2 in. $500-700

352 Small Copper and Cast Zinc Standing Horse Weathervane, America, probably early 20th century, with molded zinc head, fullround molded sheet copper body, mounted on a copper rod and small sphere, with stand, (seam separation), overall ht. 15 1/4, lg. 18 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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353 Molded Copper Steer Weathervane, Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1870-1920, molded flattened full-body sheet copper figure mounted on a copper rod and sphere, verdigris surface, including metal stand, (minor bullet dents), overall ht. 24, figure lg. 29 1/2 in. $8,000-12,000

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354 Gilt Copper Setter Weathervane, attributed to J.W. Fiske, or E.G. Washburne, New York, late 19th century, molded flattened full-body sheet copper figure mounted on a copper rod, with stand, (repaired bullet holes, dents), overall ht. 16 3/8, lg. 33 1/2 in. Literature: Similar setter weathervanes are illustrated in The Art of Weathervane, by Steve Miller, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., pp. 9, 56, and 154, and Illustrated Catalog and Price List of Copper Weather Vanes Manufactured by J.W. Fiske, 1893. $3,000-5,000

355 Scrolled Copper Architectural Finial, America, late 19th/early 20th century, ht. 20, dia. 12 1/4 in. $200-400 356 Cast Iron Horse-head Hitching Post, America, late 19th century, horse-head finial on fluted column ornamented with lion masks, remnants of black paint, complete with cast iron underground shaft, overall ht. 70 1/2 in. $600-800

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357 Chippendale Maple Cherry and Tiger Maple Chest of Four Drawers, probably Connecticut River Valley, late 18th century, the overhanging top on a case of thumb-molded drawers and base of shaped feet joining a shaped apron centering scroll carving, old brasses, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 40, case wd. 37, case dp. 18 1/4 in. $5,000-7,000
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358 Turned Ash Burl Bowl, probably New York State, early 19th century, large shallow bowl with turned incised collar, ht. 5 1/2, dia. 20 3/4 in. $2,500-3,500

360 Pine Mirror, probably New England, mid18th century, shaped pierced cresting over a rectangular molded liner, old surface, ht. 19 3/4, wd. 9 3/4 in. Provenance: Estelle Glavey, New Ipswich, New Hampshire. $1,000-1,500

359 Apple Green-painted Hutch Table, New England, early 19th century, old surface over earlier red paint, ht. 28, dia. 40 in. $2,500-3,500

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361 American School, 19th Century Still Life with Fruit on a Marble Table. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 17 x 21 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Taperepaired tear l.l. with associated retouch. $600-800

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362 Schoolgirl Stitched Painted Fabric and Leather “Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe,” possibly made at the Litchfield Academy, Litchfield, Connecticut, 19th century, small red leather shoe with blue silk trim filled with eleven small carved and painted wood figures, dressed with hand-stitched fabric costumes, depicting the old woman and her ten children, including one falling out of the toe of the shoe, accompanied by a small cabinet card depicting the reported maker, “Betsy Brace wife of Abel Brace (born Elizabeth Doase),” who is reported to have attended the Litchfield Academy, ht. 2 1/2, lg. 6 in. $2,000-4,000 362A Small Floral-decorated Wallpaper-covered Trinket Box, America, early 19th century round covered box with ornamented with green flowers and foliage, the cover rim bordered with vertical orange stripes, the interior lined with laid paper, ht. 3 3/4, dia. 5 1/8 in. $300-500

363 Mochaware Pepper Pot and a Pratt-type Floral-decorated Pearlware Jug, England, early 19th century, the pepper pot with cobalt accented top, the sides with a wide olive drab band with light blue, rust, and white undulating earthworm slip design; a baluster-form jug with ribbed bands at neck and base, with hand-painted floral decoration, (minor chips), ht. 5 1/4, 6 7/8 in. $300-500
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364 Canvaswork Pincushion, America, 19th century, rectangular stuffed pincushion stitched in a zigzag pattern with wool yarns in shades of red, green, and tan, with pendant pom-poms on the corners, (minor yarn loss), 3 3/4 x 5 in. $600-800

367 Oval Wallpaper-covered Box, probably New England, c. 1825, the box printed in a floral and foliate striped pattern in pink, green, and white varnishes on a gray ground, with 1825 dated newspaper lining the interior, ht. (minor imperfections), ht. 4 3/4, dia. 12 in. $250-350

370 Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved Kinglet Bird Figure, Franconia, New Hampshire, mid20th century, the figure with scratch feathercarving, mounted on a rock-form base, signed “JB” species identified, and numbered “54” on bottom, (minor paint loss), ht. 2 1/4 in. $300-400

365 Small Wallpaper-covered Dome-top Box, America, early 19th century, the rectangular box with wire handle and latch, the top and sides ornamented with swags and tassels in pink, green, white and mustard varnishes on a black ground, ht. 3 3/8, wd. 2 7/8, lg. 5 1/4 in. $800-1,200

368 Folk Carved and Painted Wooden Snake Cane, America, c. 1900, the salmon-painted shaft encircled with a mustard yellow painted snake, lg. 39 in. $600-800

370A Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved Gnatcatcher Bird Figure, Franconia, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, the figure with scratch feather-carving, mounted on a rockform base, signed “JB” species identified, and numbered “25” on bottom, (minor paint loss), ht. 2 5/8 in. $300-400

366 Heart-shaped Wrought Iron Trivet, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with peened scroll handle and feet, and punch-border decoration, ht. 2 5/8, lg. 9 1/2 in. $200-300

369 Miniature Polychrome-painted Wooden Sled, America, late 19th century, the sled with shaped seat panel and wooden runners painted green with red and black lettering “TASSO,” and red and yellow striping, ht. 1 1/2, wd. 5 1/2, lg. 11 1/2 in. $300-500

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371 Pine and Maple Chest over Two Drawers, Massachusetts, early 18th century, the hinged top over a double arch-molded case on turned feet, teardrop pulls probably replaced, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 35 1/4, case wd. 34, case dp. 18 in. $2,500-3,500

374 Red-painted Pine and Maple Tavern Table, Massachusetts or New Hampshire, early 18th century, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 27, wd. 40, dp. 28 in. $1,200-1,500 375 Round Wool and Cotton Braided Rug, America, late 19th century, finely braided rug with concentric circles of red, tan, black, and olive toned fabric segments, dia. 58 1/2 in. $800-1,200 376 Painted Maple Slat-back Armchair, New England, early 18th century, early red-brown painted surface, (imperfections), ht. 43 1/4, seat ht. 17 in. $700-900 377 Pair of Turned Maple and Ash Yokeback Side Chairs, possibly Pennsylvania, last half 18th century, with vasiform splats, vase- and ring-turned front legs, and bulbous turned front stretchers, old mellow surface, (imperfections), ht. 40 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. $800-1,200

378 Brown-painted Yoke-back Maple Side Chair, New England, last half 18th century, with a vasiform splat, vase- and ring-turned stiles, and legs ending in pad frontal feet joined by a bulbous turned front stretcher and plain side stretchers, ht. 41 1/2, seat ht. 18 in. $300-500 379 Maple Vase-back Side Chair, New England, last half 18th century, with a shaped crest rail, blocked vase- and ring-turned legs ending in Spanish feet, joined by a bulbous turned front stretcher and square side stretchers, old surface, ht. 39 3/4, seat ht. 16 in. Note: Engraved brass tag on back of chair, “ILE 1767.” $400-600 380 Queen Anne Maple Tea Table, New England, late 18th century, with oval overhanging scrub top on a straight molded and canted apron joining block-turned legs ending in pad feet, old brown varnish, (imperfections), ht. 26 1/2, wd. 35 1/4, dp. 26 1/4 in. $800-1,200

372 Queen Anne Carved Maple Side Chair, probably Boston, c. 1720-40, spooned scroll-carved cresting, balanced seat frame on block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs joined by a bulbous turned front stretcher and square side stretchers, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 41 3/4, seat ht. 17 in. $2,500-3,500

373 Set of Queen Anne Maple Side Chairs, probably Massachusetts, c. 1720-40, with yoked cresting on vasiform splat, block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs continuing to well-carved Spanish feet, joined by a bulbous turned front stretcher and turned side stretchers, refinished, ht. 41, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

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381 Grain-painted Pine Cupboard, possibly New England, early 19th century, the two paneled doors open to an interior of eight shelves, all on bracket feet, early surface of blue paint with sepia grain painting, (imperfections), ht. 85 1/2, case wd. 54, case dp. 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Pam Boynton, Groton, Massachusetts. $3,000-5,000 381A Pair of Black-painted Bamboo-turned Windsor Bow-back Chairs with Applied Arms, New England, early 19th century, with beaded crests, nine spindles, scratch-beaded arms, molded seats with slightly bowed fronts, on legs joined by front, side, and rear stretchers, old surface, (minor paint wear, minor imperfections), ht. to 38, seat ht. to 18 in. $1,200-1,800 382 Pine Two-drawer Hanging Cupboard, probably New England, early 19th century, with pierced arched backboard, dovetailconstructed two-tier shelf and two drawers, natural surface, ht. 30 1/4, wd. 15, dp. 11 in. $1,000-1,500 383 Grain-painted Pine Chest Over Two Drawers, New England, early 19th century, the molded top above two thumb-molded drawers and cutout base, original brass bail pulls, original surface meant to resemble figured wood, (imperfections), ht. 38 1/2, case wd. 41, dp. 18 in. $1,000-1,500 384 Red-painted Pine Tabletop Desk, New England, early 19th century, the lift-top opens to an interior of three drawers on dovetailed box with applied butt-molded bottom, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 13 3/4, wd. 20, dp. 14 3/4 in. $600-800 385 Green-painted Pine Table, New England, early 19th century, the overhanging two-board top with breadboard ends on straight skirt joining square tapering legs, old green paint over earlier blue, ht. 29, top wd. 33 1/2, top dp. 19 1/2 in. $800-1,200 386 Green-painted Yellow Pine Stand, possibly Pennsylvania, late 18th century, the square top over shaped apron joining four scratchbeaded, square, splayed legs, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 25 1/4, wd. 19, dp. 18 1/2 in. $400-600

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387 Small Blue-green-painted Six-board Chest, probably New England, late 18th century, the molded lift-top above an interior with till, on box with applied molding and cutout ends, (imperfections), ht. 24, wd. 49, dp. 17 in. $300-500 388 Red-painted Pine Chest over Drawer, probably Massachusetts, last half 18th century, the hinged top above the single archmolded case with drawer and cutout bracket feet, original escutcheons and replaced wooden knobs, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 32 1/2, case wd. 43 1/4, dp. 19 in. $700-900 389 Federal Paint-decorated Dressing Table, New England, c. 1810, the shaped gallery on similarly shaped top and square tapering legs joined by a straight apron centering a drawer, painted with simulated stringing and crossbanding and inlaid ovals, (imperfections and paint wear), ht. to top 29, top wd. 29, top dp. 20 in. Note: Top edge of drawer front branded “G.E.CONE.” $1,000-1,500

390 American School, Late 18th/Early 19th Century Portrait of a Young Man. Unsigned. Oil on paperboard, 33 x 21 1/2 in., in original molded wood frame. Condition: Relined, scattered paint loss and retouch. Provenance: Ex-collection of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little, sold at Sotheby’s, October 1994, Lot 943. $6,000-8,000

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391 Stoneware Jug with Incised Cobaltdecorated Ring-necked Pheasant, probably one of the Remmy or Crolius family of potters, New York, early 19th century, ovoid threegallon jug with pulled reeded handle, ht. 14 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000 392 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Water Cooler, “New York Stoneware Co. Fort Edward, N.Y.,” 1861-91, cylindrical six-gallon vessel with opposing strap handles, opening for spigot near base, decorated with a large freehand stylized blossom, (imperfections), ht. 19 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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393 Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird on Branch Decoration, “KENDALL & WHITNEY PORTLAND ME,” late 19th century, four-gallon straight-sided crock with applied lug handles, decorated on the front with a freehand brushed bird perched on a leafy branch, with impressed maker’s mark, (rim chip), ht. 11 3/8 in. $500-700 394 Large Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Basket of Flowers Decoration, “A.K. BALLARD BURLINGTON VT.,” six-gallon straight-sided crock with lug handles, the front decorated with a brushed cobalt basket of flowers, (rim chip, base crack), ht. 13 1/8 in. $400-600 395 Lidded Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Floral Decoration, America, mid to late 19th century, three-gallon crock with lug handles, decorated on the front with a stylized freehand painted cobalt flower blossom, (minor lid chips), ht. 12 in. $250-350

396 American School, 19th Century Pair of Portraits of a Lady and a Gentleman. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, now mounted onto Masonite, 25 1/4 x 22 in., in matching black-painted wood frames with gilt borders. Condition: Minor retouch, stable craquelure. Exhibitions: About Faces: A Celebration of the Portrait, Civic Arts Gallery, September 3-October 18, 1987, Walnut Creek, California, with exhibition labels on verso. $2,000-3,000

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397 Pair of Putty-painted Six-board Chests, Windsor, Vermont, c. 1830, with fine original surface of burnt sienna, ht. 25 1/4, wd. 43 1/4, dp. 18 1/4 in. $8,000-12,000

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398 Thomas Kirby Van Zandt (New York, 18141886) Prize Bull Portrait of “Leopard,” c. 1850. Signed “T.K. Van Zandt pinxt Albany” l.l. and titled l.c. Oil on panel, 20 3/4 x 26 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Stable craquelure, scattered retouch. $4,000-6,000

400 Framed Work on Paper Depicting a Bird and a Valentine, America, late 18th/early 19th century, a picture depicting a bird and two potted plants, ink on paper, 6 1/2 x 4 3/4, in a molded painted wood frame; and a valentine, signed and dated “Rebecca Green Stoneham 1788,” ink on paper, 7 1/4 x 6 in., (toning, foxing, valentine with creases). Provenance: Valentine purchased from Roger Bacon. $500-700 401 Attributed to Betsy Lathrop (American, 19th Century) Joseph’s Dream. Genesis 37 v. 7 & 9. Unsigned, the artist identified and work dated in inscriptions on a label affixed to the backboard “Painted by Aunt Betsy Lathrope in -1812-,” and titled below. Watercolor on paper heightened with pinpricks, oval picture, 6 x 8 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Toning, mat stains, stains on corners hidden under mat. Provenance: Walter Backofen. $500-700

402 Three Calligraphic Exercises in Grainpainted Frames, by William Stayt, c. 1809, probably England, all signed, one also dated and inscribed “William Stayt scripsit/Academy Wilney,” ink on laid paper, one depicting a bird over a motto praising the value of a virtuous education, and one inscribed with “Vive La Plume” and another motto, (toning, stains), sight size 9 x 13 3/4 in., in original grainpainted molded wood frames. $600-800 403 Small Molded Walnut Frame with Folk Carved Maple Man’s Head, America, 19th century, (age crack to head), overall 7 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. $300-500 404 Inlaid Cherry Table with Drawer, Carl Aralt, Pennsylvania, 1849, the rectangular top inlaid with stylized flowers and meandering vines and the maker’s name carved within two shields, above the small cockbeaded similarly inlaid drawer, a beaded straight apron joining block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs, ht. 27 1/2, wd. 36 3/4, dp. 19 1/4 in. $800-1,200

399 Fritz G. Vogt (New York, 1842-1900) Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Keller. Flat Creek, N.Y. Signed l.r., dated l.l. Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper, 17 x 24 in., framed. Condition: Repaired tear l.c., creases u.c., minor tears at u.r. corner and right edge. Provenance: John Newcomer. Note: Fritz Vogt was an itinerant artist who made nearly 500 graphic architectural drawings in rural agricultural towns, mostly of German immigrants, in upstate New York. $3,000-5,000

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405 Oak Leaf and Acorn Relief-carved Oak Lap Desk, late 19th century, slant-lid desk with two hinged lids the exterior with rectangular panels of relief-carved oak leaves and acorns and diamond pattern field, with carved simulated wood graining to sides, opening to a compartmented interior, with two glass ink bottles, ht. 2 7/8, wd. 13 1/4, dp. 9 1/2 in. $200-250 406 Mahogany Checkerboard, late 19th/early 20th century, the checkerboard with scribed lines and black-painted checks, with wells on the end for storing the light and dark stained turned wood playing pieces, 13 1/4 x 11 in. $300-500 407 Masonic Transfer-decorated Liverpool Jug, England, early 19th century, creamware jug, both sides decorated with black transfer Masonic emblems and verses, (chips, hairlines), ht. 8 1/8 in. $300-500

408 Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Plate, Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England, 1819-46, round plate depicting the “MARINE HOSPITAL LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY,” with seashell border, titled on front and impressed round maker’s mark on reverse, dia. 9 1/8 in. $300-500 409 Five Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Table Items, England, 19th century, a covered sugar bowl printed in light blue depicting “Peekskill Landing Hudson River,” a soup plate printed in black depicting “Pittsburgh, Pa.” by Clews from the Picturesque Views series; three plates: a luncheon plate printed in blue-green depicting “Pittsburgh in 1817,” by Royal Worcester, a dinner plate printed in mulberry depicting a “View of the Canal, Little Falls: Mohawk River,” by Jacksons, and a dinner plate printed in brown depicting “The Fishkill Hudson River,” (minor imperfections), sugar bowl ht. 7, plate dia. 9 1/4 to 10 1/2 in. $200-300

410 Eight Blue Transfer-decorated Staffordshire Pottery Plates, England, early 19th century, four with American scenes, including the Boston State House, three with printed titles: “Boston Hospital,” “City Hall, New York,” and a soup plate titled “Capytol [sic] Washington”; four with titled British scenes: “Villa in the Regent’s Park/London,” “London Views/The Lake/Regent’s Park,” “St. Phillips Chapel, Regent Street,” and “R. Hall’s Llanarth Court, Monmouthshire”; and one plate depicting “Moulin Sur La Marne a Charenton,” (imperfections), dia. 8 1/4 to 10 1/8 in. $300-500 411 Partial “The Boy and the Butterfly” Porcelain Tea Service, New Hall Pottery, Shelton, Staffordshire, England, 1795-1800, with overglaze enamels over a printed outline depicting figures in a landscape, pattern no. 421, comprising a teapot, two creamers, covered sugar bowl, three small mugs, six tea bowls, eleven saucers, two small deep bowls, and a shallow serving bowl; accompanied by a small figural decorated porcelain ginger jar, a porcelain saucer decorated with a pink leafy border, and a white Bristol glass mug decorated with a hand-painted boy and a bird, 30 items total, (imperfections), ht. to 6 1/4, dia. 3 1/4 to 8 1/4 in. $600-800

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412 Eagle-decorated Master Inkwell, S. Silliman and Co., Chester, Connecticut, mid-19th century, turned hardwood well with glass insert, the sides decorated with gilt stenciled eagle and banner motifs, with a remnant of the maker’s label on base, ht. 3 5/8, dia. 5 5/8 in. $300-500 413 Chip-carved Tramp Art Box, probably Rhode Island, early 20th century, the box made from cigar and scraps of shipping boxes with hinged door opening to two drawers, the exterior and interior ornamented with numerous graduating stacked heart, diamond, ellipse, and geometric wooden segments, one of the underside panels of the box marked “PROVIDENCE,” (minor loss), ht. 10, wd. 10 1/2, dp. 9 3/4 in. $600-800

414 Carl Worner Whimsey Bottle with Saloon Scene, America, early 20th century, carved and painted wood and paper, and foil, depicting a saloon scene with bartender and five male and female patrons standing and seated at a table, with a gilt paper eagle and crossed American Flags above the bar, bottles lined up behind the bartender, and signs for Cuban cigars, a sign below the scene inscribed “Find the Missing Man” invites the observer to look for another figure which is hidden beneath the scene, sitting on a toilet, signed “Carl Worner --- ---” in pencil on a bottom segment, the whole mounted in a glass bottle with carved stopper, ht. 12 in. $1,500-2,500
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415 Three Desk Items and Six Snuff Boxes, 18th to early 19th century, a stoneware inkwell, a turned treen sander, and a small travel box with floral engraved, gilt-metal inlaid, silver plating with pen holder and ink reservoir; snuff boxes include three lacquer boxes, three with lithographed cover: one depicting inscriptions of the Declaration of Independence, one depicting French soldiers, one hand-painted with scene of a romantic couple before a man-made waterfall structure, a tartanware decorated papier-mâché box, an enamel floral-decorated, and a gilt tin box, (imperfections), ht. to 3 1/2, dia. 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 in. $250-350

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416 Pieced and Appliqued Cotton Floral Pattern Quilt, America, late 19th century, hand-stitched quilt composed of twelve squares, each centered with a large blossom and leaves, issuing smaller buds, blossoms, and leaves, in red, green, and yellow solid and printed fabrics, edged in red, and backed with white fabric, with outline, diamond, and parallel line quilting stitches, (minor wear, edge fraying, and fading to some of the green fabric), 98 x 78 in. $400-600

418 Queen Anne Carved Grain-painted Side Chair, New England, last half 18th century, with carved cresting and raked back, old surface, replaced rush seat, (imperfections), ht. 40, seat ht. 17 1/4 in. $300-500 419 Gray-blue Painted Lap-seam Ash and Pine Pantry Box, New England, c. 1820, round stave and hoop constructed box, ht. 6 3/4, dia. 12 1/4 in. $600-800

421 Small Red-painted Pine Sawbuck Table, probably New England, first half 19th century, old surface of red paint over earlier black, (minor imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 25 in. $800-1,200 422 Queen Anne Carved Maple Paintdecorated Spanish-foot Side Chair, New England, c. 1740-60, with mid-19th century paint, replaced rush seat, ht. 41, seat ht. 17 in. $400-600 423 Three Small Lapped-seam Covered Storage Boxes, America, 19th century, each with opposing lapped finger joinery, one round and painted white, and two oval, one painted green, the other with natural surface, (imperfections), ht. 2 7/8, 2 1/2, 1 3/4, dia. 6 3/4, 6 3/8, 4 1/8 in., respectively. $500-700

417 Federal Paint-decorated Candlestand, New England, early 19th century, the serpentineshaped top on vase- and ring-turned support and tripod base of scrolled legs ending in spade feet, old brown paint with yellow pinstriping, ht. 28, wd. 15 1/2, dp. 16 in. $1,000-1,500

420 Tiger Maple Rolling Pin and Mortar and Pestle, America, 19th century, (imperfections), mortar ht. 7, rolling pin and pestle lg. 15 3/4, 9 1/4 in., respectively. $300-500

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424 Paint-decorated Lapped-seam Covered Box, northern Europe, 1810, round box with laced splint joinery, the side inscribed with the date “1808” and “HOS,” and decorated with concentric circles on the top and flowers about the sides, in shades of green, yellow, and black on a red ground, (minor wear), ht. 3 3/4, dia. 7 1/2 in. $300-500 425 Two Painted Covered Wooden Firkins, Hingham, Massachusetts, 19th century, stave and lapped bentwood hoop constructed firkins with swing handles, one painted offwhite, the other tan, (minor paint wear), ht. 14 1/4, 14 1/2 in. $300-500 426 Three Painted Wooden Covered Firkins, Hingham, Massachusetts, 19th century, stave and lapped hoop construction with swing handles, one painted tan and with impressed maker’s mark on the cover “C. WILDER & SON SO. HINGHAM, MASS.,” one gray, and one dark blue, (losses), ht. 14 1/2, 12 1/2, 9 1/4 in., respectively. $300-500 427 Paint-decorated Pine Dome-top Box, probably New England, early 19th century, overall mahogany grain painting, the top with border of black stenciled designs and simulated stringing, ht. 12 1/4, wd. 30 3/4, dp. 16 1/4 in. $400-600 428 Paint-decorated Dome-top Box, possibly Pennsylvania, early 19th century, wire hinges and handle on rectangular box with iron latch, the top painted with a basket of flowers, the front and sides with tulips and other flowers in red, green, and white on a dark blue ground with white borders, (paint wear), ht. 9 3/8, wd. 13 3/4, dp. 8 5/8 in. $300-500

429 Red-painted Pine Hanging Candle Box, America, 19th century, with pierced shaped backboard, ht. 17 7/8, wd. 13, dp. 5 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 430 Pine Wall Box, America, 19th century, shaped back and front panels, with traces of earlier salmon and green paint, ht. 16 3/8, wd. 15, dp. 6 in. $600-800 431 Maple Slant-lid Wall Box, America, 19th century, dovetail-constructed with pierced shaped back, slant-lid over two compartments and lower compartmented drawer, refinished, ht. 11 1/4, wd. 11, dp. 7 1/2 in. $400-600 432 Wrought Iron Floor Candlestand, America, late 18th/early 19th century, twisted finial on slender rod with friction grip adjusting the height of a cross-arm with drip pans, one with a pricket and one fitted with an electric fixture, supported on a tripod base with penny feet, (one drip pan drilled for wire), ht. 64 1/2 in. $400-600 433 Pair of Tin Candle Sconces, America, early 19th century, with tall beaded embossed panels with crimped edges on crests, and demilune dished single candleholder, (wear), ht. 13, wd. 3 3/4, dp. 2 1/4 in. $250-350 434 Tin and Etched Glass Lantern, America, early 19th century, black-painted pierced chimney and base on lantern with floral cut and etched colorless glass globe, tin-lined glass font with whale oil burners, (lacking handle), ht. 13 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Harold Hayes. $400-600

435 Tin and Glass Hanging Lantern, America, early 19th century, pierced conical vent on black-painted lantern with ring handle, three glass panels with wire protectors, single candlecup fitted with electric socket, accompanied by a later tin ceiling mount with hanging hook, overall drop 14 1/2 in. $800-1,200 436 Large Colorless Etched Glass Hurricane Shade, America or England, 19th century, baluster form with folded foot, encircled by etched and cut bands of grapes, leaves, flowers, and stars, ht. 23 3/4 in. $400-600 437 Large Cast Iron Hearth Kettle, mid-18th century, with swing handle, raised on tripod feet, ht. 13, dia. 15 in. $300-500 438 Eight Handwrought Hearth Utensils, America or England, late 18th/early 19th century, an iron ladle with brass finial, sugar nippers, two spatulas, small handled grill, iron fork and ladle, a steel ladle with brass bowl and applied engraved brass plate dated “1828,” and a small heart-shaped trivet, (minor imperfections), dia. 2 to 19 in. $300-500 439 Collection of Fifty-five Assorted Tin Cookie Cutters, America, 19th to 20th century, including animals, hearts, flowers, gingerbread men, stars, and birds, and shapes, dia. 1 1/4 to 8 1/2 in. $700-900

440 Painted Windsor Sack-back Chair, New England, late 18th century, shaped saddle seat, old brown over earlier paint, (paint wear), ht. 36 1/2, seat ht. 15 3/4 in. $800-1,200

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441 Three Shaker Red-stained Oval Covered Storage Boxes, 19th century, each with pine top and bottom and bent maple sides with lapped fingers fastened with copper tacks, the middle sized box with fingers facing left, (minor imperfections), ht. 3 1/4, 4 3/4, 5 5/8, dia. 8 3/8, 12 3/8, 13 1/2 in. $800-1,200

444 Black-painted Windsor Sack-back Chair, New England, late 18th century, with shaped saddle seat, old surface, (imperfections and repair), ht. 36 1/4, seat ht. 16 1/4 in. $800-1,200 445 Windsor Braced Bow-back Side Chair, partial brand of I. ALWAYS, New York, late 18th century, with swelled spindles and bulbous vase- and ring-turnings, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 37, seat ht. 17 in. $400-600 446 Large Queen Anne Wavy Birch Dining Table, possibly southern New England, late 18th century, the circular drop-leaf top on a straight apron and block-turned tapering legs ending in pad feet on platforms, refinished, ht. 28 1/2, top dia. 58 in. Provenance: Stanley Goldstein. $2,500-3,500

447 Set of Four Chippendale Carved Cherry Side Chairs, New England, late 18th century, the shaped crest rails with scroll-carved terminals above pierced splats with heart cutout, slip seats on square beaded legs joined by stretchers, refinished, ht. 38, seat ht. 18 in. $600-800 448 Federal Tiger Maple Drop-leaf Dining Table, probably Massachusetts, early 19th century, the deep drop leaves above a straight skirt joining four tapering legs, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 27 3/4, wd. open 54 1/2, dp. 48 in. $800-1,200 449 Three-tier Wall Shelf with Scrolled Crest, America, 19th century, the shelf with tiger maple backboard with bifurcated scrolled crest, ht. 29 1/4, wd. 20, dp. 9 in. $400-600

442 Large Painted Turned Ash Bowl, probably New England, 19th century, the bowl exterior painted salmon with a dark red rim band, (imperfections), ht. 6 5/8, dia. 19 1/2 in. $500-700

443 Turned Maple and Pine Tavern Table, New England, mid-18th century, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 25 1/2, top wd. 42, top dp. 27 in. $1,000-1,500

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450 Four-tier Mahogany Shaped-end Shelf, America, 19th century, the ends with shaped graduating scallops, ht. 37 3/4, wd. 34 1/4, dp. 8 in. $600-800

453 Federal Tiger Maple Candlestand, New England, early 19th century, the shaped top on a vase- and ring-turned post continuing to a tripod base of shaped legs, refinished, ht. 28 1/2, wd. 21 1/4, dp. 17 in. $500-700 454 Chippendale Cherry Tall Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts or New Hampshire, late 18th century, the dovetailed case with six thumbmolded graduated drawers with brass bail pulls over four ogee bracket feet, refinished. Provenance: Harold Hayes, East Pepperell, Massachusetts. $3,000-5,000 455 Cherry Candlestand, Massachusetts, late 18th century, circular top on a vase- and ring-turned post and a tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet, refinished, ht. 26 1/4, top dia. 15 in. Provenance: Harold Hayes, East Pepperell, Massachusetts. $400-600

456 Federal Maple and Pine Sideboard, possibly New England, c. 1800-10, with beaded case of two half-drawers, and a deep bottle drawer with a two-drawer facade, replaced brasses, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 37, case wd. 47, case dp. 24 in. $1,000-1,500 457 Maple Lightstand, New England, 18th century, the circular top on a turned post on shaped cross base of tapering feet, old refinish, ht. 20, top dia. 15 in. $800-1,200 458 Cherry Candlestand, probably Connecticut, late 18th century, the square top on a bulbous vase- and ring-turned support and tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet on platforms, refinished, ht. 27 1/2, wd. 17 1/2, dp. 17 3/8 in. Note: At the base of the post is a period wrought-iron ring held in place with handmade nails. $400-600

451 Tiger Maple Work Table, possibly New England, c. 1825-30, the rectangular top above a base of two drawers on vase- and ring-turned swelled legs ending in casters, replaced brass pulls, refinished, ht. 29, case wd. 20 1/2, case dp. 16 in. $600-800

452 Federal Carved Tiger Maple and Cherry Candlestand, New England, c. 1810-15, square top with indented corners, on a vase- and ring-turned reeded post and tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet on platforms, refinished, ht. 28, wd. 14 1/2, dp. 14 in. $600-800

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459 American School, 19th Century Mountain Valley Farm in Autumn with Grain Stacks. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 12 x 18 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor retouch primarily to background sky. $300-500 460 Samuel A. Kilbourne (American, 1836-1881) Two River Landscapes with Castle Ruins. Both inscribed with indistinct probable artist signature and dated “1863” on the stretcher. Oil on canvas, 10 x 15 1/4 in., in wood frames possibly carved by the artist. Condition: Very good. $1,500-2,500 461 Paul Schmitt (French, 1856-1902) Landscape with River and Meadow. Signed l.l. Oil on canvas, 18 x 21 3/4 in., in an ornate gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Very good. $600-800 462 American School, 19th Century Landscape with Country Cottage. Unsigned, indistinctly inscribed and dated “Mary Palmer ---- Massachusetts August 25th 1878” on the backboard. Watercolor on paper, 7 x 9 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Toning, light creases and abrasions. Provenance: Purchased from Leon Sparks, Philadelphia, c. 1957. $600-800

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463 Federal Carved and Glazed Cherry Corner Cupboard, possibly Pennsylvania, c. 1800, replaced H-hinges, refinished, (repairs), ht. 81 1/2, wd. 47, interior dp. 20 in. $1,500-2,500 464 Child’s #1 Shaker Rocker, Mt. Lebanon, New York, c. 1910, original varnish surface and cloth tape seat and back, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, seat ht. 12 1/2 in. $800-1,200 465 Pewter Teapot, George Richardson, Cranston, Rhode Island, 1828-45, globular form with hinged domed lid, black-painted handle and finial, impressed maker’s marks on base, ht. 8 in. $300-500 466 Seven Pewter Table Items, America and England, early 19th century, two teapots each with domed hinged lid on bulbous body with scroll handle, one with black-painted handle with “Warranted” eagle maker’s mark for Thomas Danforth Boardman (Hartford, Connecticut), the other with “Warranted” eagle maker’s mark for Luther Boardman (South Reading, Massachusetts, and Chester, Connecticut), (dents, wear), ht. 7; two saucers reportedly made by Samuel Green, Boston; a sparking lamp with whale oil burner by the Taunton Britannia Manufacturing Co., a “quarter gill” measure, and a small barrel-form tumbler marked “COMPTON,” (dents), ht. 2 1/8 to 2 3/8, dia. 1 7/8 to 4 5/8 in. $500-700

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467 Five Pewter Plates, John Townsend and Thomas Compton, London, 1785-1800, one with single reeded brim, impressed with two maker’s marks and three faint hallmarks, dia. 10 7/8; and four small plates with single reeded brim, each impressed with two maker’s marks and four hallmarks, dia. 7 5/8 to 8 in. $600-800

468A Cast Iron “HOME INSURANCE NEW HAVEN” Fire Insurance Plaque, New Haven, Connecticut, 1859-71, oval plaque with raised figure of a fireman, fire engine, and hydrant in relief, 5 3/4 x 8 1/8 in. $300-500

468 Painted Tin and Wood “SIGNS” Trade Sign, America, late 19th century, rectangular tin panel with applied wood molding painted green with silvered lettering “SIGNS” on a black smalt ground with green and orange striped borders, signed “Edwards” l.c., (paint loss, craquelure), 15 x 72 in. $800-1,200

469 Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Marble-top Console Table, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1815-20, top above a rectangular tapering pedestal and shaped base on four scroll-carved feet, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/4, wd. 34, dp. 17 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500

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470 Rufus King Paris Porcelain Vintage Pattern Partial Dinner Service, Pochet-Deroche, Paris, France, c. 1825, “Vintage” grape and vine leaf decorated rim borders on a salmon background, comprising two round, open, footed compotes, a round, footed sauce tureen, twelve cups and twelve saucers, a shell-shaped serving dish, and a lobed serving dish; with matching similar color dishes with salmon and gilt borders: a graduating set of three oval platters, a boat-shaped relish dish, six pots du crème on a stand (one lacking cover), a pair of square covered dishes, a pair of chargers, four large plates, and ten dinner plates (some marked “Boyer, Rue de la Paix 22), 58 items total, ht. to 5 7/8, dia. to 16 1/2 in.

Provenance: By descent through the family of Rufus King. Rufus King ordered the service from Paris, c. 1825. Note: Rufus King, of Massachusetts and New York, was a Revolutionary War hero, lawyer, and a signer of the U.S. Constitution. This service was ordered for use at the American Legation in London, where King served two terms as Minister (the highest diplomatic rank at the time). Pochet-Deroche was the successor firm to Deroche, and at the time was one of the two major porcelain firms in Paris. $1,500-2,500

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471 Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Two-part Dining Table, Massachusetts, c. 1820-25, each half with D-shaped drop leaf and rectangular drop leaf with connecting hardware, ht. 29 1/4, open wd. 84, dp. 41 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500 472 Pair of Carved Rosewood Side Chairs, America, mid-19th century, with serpentine crest rails with carved quarterfans above the pierced scrolled foliate-carved splat on overupholstered serpentine seats and carved cabriole front legs, old surface, ht. 33 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. $800-1,200

473 Hepplewhite Mahogany Pembroke Table, England, c. 1800, rectangular drop-leaf top with a straight apron joining square tapering legs ending in spade feet, refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, closed wd. 18 3/4, dp. 32 1/2 in. $700-900

475 Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Klismos Side Chair, New York, c. 1815-20, with a floral foliate and scroll carving, ht. 32, seat ht. 17 in. $700-900 476 Classical Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Music Cabinet, probably Boston, c. 1825, the square white marble top with molded edge, the cabinet with hinged paneled door opening to two shelves, flanked by carved foliate devices all over beaded arched bracket base, old finish, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 17 1/2, dp. 17 1/2 in. $600-800

474 Classical Mahogany Dining Table, probably Boston, c. 1815-20, the top with a double-beaded edge and concave apron on vase- and ring-turned and carved support, scroll-carved molded legs ending in cast brass hairy paw feet with brass casters, ht. 29, wd. 47 1/2, dp. 60 in. $800-1,200

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480 Gilt-gesso Carved Convex Mirror, America or England, early 19th century, the eagle with outstretched wings on a plinth of acanthus leaves, above the circular carved frame and a bracket with four flowering candle arms, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 43 1/2, dia. 24 in. $4,000-6,000 481 Federal Gilt-gesso Split-baluster Mirror, New England, c. 1825, molded cresting with suspended spherules above half-engaged vase- and ring-turned spiral carved balusters flanking the two-part mirror glass, ht. 44 1/4, wd. 20 3/4 in. $400-600 482 Neoclassical Brass Planter, early 19th century, rectangular planter with ebonized patina, decorated with applied cast brass Neoclassical figures, eagle feet, and handles, with zinc liner, (minor imperfection). $800-1,200 483 Three-piece Federal Silver Tea Service, William B. Heyer, New York, c. 1815, comprising a teapot with hinged cover, cream jug and a two-handled sugar bowl and cover, each with oblong body on stepped pedestal base with ball feet, with applied foliate bands around finials, neck and base on teapot and sugar bowl, the covers with reeded finials, with ebony insulators on the teapot handle, each piece with impressed “W.B. Heyer” and “H&N” maker’s marks on the bottoms, and with engraved “MVM” monogram on the side, ht. 6 1/4 to 10 3/4 in., total approx. 48 troy oz. Note: A set of similar design by the same maker is in the Garvan Collection at Yale University. $2,000-3,000

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477 Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Drop-leaf Table, possibly Boston, c. 1815-20, with reeded-edge rounded leaves on a reeded concave skirt flanked by turret corners and vase- and ring-turned support and four molded shaped legs on brass casters, refinished, ht. 28 1/2, closed wd. 23 1/2, dp. 46 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

478 Two Classical Carved Mahogany Tabourets, New York and Boston, c. 1820, the first with applied bosses and central vaseand ring-turned stretcher, ht. 16, wd. 22, dp. 17; the second with Grecian capital- and partial fan-carved legs ht. 16, wd. 20 1/4, dp. 15 3/4 in., (minor imperfections). $800-1,200 479 Classical Mahogany Veneer Ottoman, New England, c. 1830, overupholstered seat on double-ogee molded frame and scroll feet on casters, (minor imperfections), ht. 15 1/2, wd. 42, dp. 16 in. $400-600

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484 Pair of Philadelphia Silver Footed Salvers, Bailey and Kitchen, c. 1832, round salvers with gadrooned rim borders, raised on three Classical lion’s paw feet, monogrammed in the center, and with engraved presentations on the bottom, with impressed makers mark and three pseudo hallmarks and “S” for sterling, ht. 1, dia. 10 in., approx. 48 troy oz. total. $1,500-2,500 485 Sterling Silver and Wirework Fruit Basket, Marquand & Co., New York, c. 1834, the round basket with everted rim of entwined wirework with an applied border of overlapping grapes, leaves, and vines, the design continuing to the swing handle, the base ornamented with a band of oak leaves and blossoms, raised on four feet with pierced leaf and blossom design, impressed makers mark on base, ht. to rim 4 1/2, ht. to upright handle 10 1/8, dia. 11 1/2 in., approx. 41 troy oz. $3,000-5,000

486 Small Oval Coin Silver Presentation Tray, Gorham Corporation, Providence, Rhode Island, third quarter, 19th century, oval tray with chased floral and foliate rim and engraved flowers and foliage border around the center, the bottom with engraved presentation: “Anna Russell Bartlett from John Carter Brown Dec. 12th 1857,” 6 x 9 in., approx. 7 troy oz. Note: John Carter Brown II (1797–1874) was a book collector whose library formed the basis of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. $600-800 487 Silver Stuffing Spoon with “Daniel Webster” Inscription, W. Eley, W. Fearn, and W. Chawner, London, c. 1809, the spoon with shell design on the handle terminal and bowl, the handle with engraved “W” and “Daniel Webster” and “P.K. to “C.S.G.” on the bowl strainer, lg. 12 in., approx. 7 troy oz. $200-300

488 Silk Needlework Patriotic Picture with American Eagle and Flags, Japan, late 19th/ early 20th century, executed with silk and metallic threads on a silk ground depicting a spreadwing eagle figure, padded and with a ceramic eye, with American flags, shield, banner, and stars in the background on a blue silk field, (tears and repairs to background fabric), 20 1/2 x 29 1/2 in., in a molded giltwood frame. $800-850 489 Six-piece Floral Repoussé Silver Tea and Coffee Service, Samuel Kirk & Son, Baltimore, c. 1860s, comprising a coffeepot, two teapots, cream jug, covered sugar bowl, and an open waste bowl, each piece profusely decorated with an assortment of flowers, leaves, and vines, on a stippled ground, all but the coffeepot ornamented with an engraved armorial shield to the side, the lids with blossom finials, the scroll handles with anthemion and flower designs and ivory heat stops, marked “S. KIRK & SON” on the base, (minor wear), ht. 6 to 12 1/2 in., approx. 147 troy oz. $8,000-12,000

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490 Attributed to Joseph Wood (District of Columbia, 1778-1852) Portrait of a Young Man. Unsigned, the subject reportedly a Mr. B. Arnold. Oil on panel, 17 3/8 x 13 in., in a oval molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Panel cradled on verso, retouch, primarily to jacket and background. Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector. $1,500-2,000

491 Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Double Pedestal Dining Table, attributed John Needles, Baltimore, Maryland, c. 1815-20, the top with reeded edge and rounded corners on conforming skirt and vase and ring turned pedestals on concave, outward flaring reeded legs on brass casters, alterations, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 3/4, open wd. 83 1/2, dp. 56 in. $2,000-3,000

492 Set of Federal Brass and Iron Acorn-top Andirons, Firescreen, and Two Tools, New York, first quarter 19th century, the andirons with ball finial atop acorn form on faceted shaft, cabriole legs with spurred knees and ball feet, with a serpentine brass and wirework firescreen with scrolled wire ornament on vertical wires, with similar acorn finials, and shovel and a pair of tongs also with conforming brass finials, (minor wear), andiron ht. 22 1/4, wd. 12, dp. 21 1/2; firescreen ht. 17 3/4, wd. 56, dp. 15 1/2; tool lg. 32 1/2, 32 1/4 in. $3,000-5,000

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493 Pair of Brass and Iron Ball-top Andirons, England or America, late 17th/early 18th century, each with ball top with slightly faceted side, on tapered goose-neck shaft mounted with two sets of spit hooks and arched legs, ht. 29, wd. 14, dp. 22 1/2 in. $600-800

494 Pair of Urn-top Brass and Iron Knife Blade Andirons, America, late 18th century, each with brass urn finial on iron knife blade shaft with lower brass frontal medallion, supported on curved iron legs with penny feet, ht. 20 1/2, wd. 10, dp. 20 in. $400-600 495 Pair of Urn-top Brass and Iron Knife Blade Andirons, America, late 18th century, each with brass urn finial on iron knife blade shaft with lower brass frontal shield, supported on curved iron legs with penny feet, ht. 25 1/4, wd. 9 1/4, dp. 19 1/2 in. $600-800

496 Pair of Federal Brass and Iron Urn-top Andirons, probably Philadelphia, late 18th/ early 19th century, brass urn-top over columnar shaft and square plinth, spurred knee on claw-and-ball feet, with baluster-form iron log stops, (wear), ht. 24 1/2, wd. 11 1/4, dp. 16 1/2 in. $600-800 497 Pair of Neoclassical Brass Andirons, England or America, early 19th century, each with pineapple finials above swag drapery and tassel motif supported on reeded legs, ht. 7 7/8, wd. 7 1/8, dp. 9 1/2 in. $400-600

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498 Brass and Wirework Folding Firescreen, America or England, late 18th/early 19th century, brass rail above tall vertical wires ornamented with a wire swag border at the top, ht. 24, wd. of center section 49, side sections each 15 1/8 in. $1,000-1,500 499 Federal Brass and Wirework Firescreen, England or America, late 18th/early 19th century, five brass urn finials mounted on brass rail above horizontal and vertical wires, the base mounted with two brass paw feet (screen separations), ht. 13 1/4, wd. 53 1/2, dp. 13 in. $400-600 500 Brass and Wirework Firescreen, England or America, late 18th/early 19th century, brass rail above vertical wires ornamented with swags and scrolls, ht. 24, wd. 47 1/4, dp. 13 1/2 in. $600-800

501 Brass and Wirework Firescreen, England or America, late 18th/early 19th century, brass rail above vertical wires ornamented with swags and scrolls, (break and loss on scroll), ht. 24 1/4, wd. 40 1/2, dp. 13 5/8 in. $400-600 502 Brass and Wirework Firescreen, England or America, late 18th/early 19th century, brass rail above and below vertical wirework with looping wire border, the interior sides fitted with brass hooks for retaining fireplace tools, the sheet iron bottom with applied rails also to contain the tools, ht. 24 1/4, wd. 32 1/8, dp. 10 in. $400-600 503 Pair of Classical Brass Belted Ball-top Andirons with Two Matching Tools, William Hunneman, Boston, early 19th century, the ball-tops on columnar shafts with conforming belted ball curved logstops, impressed maker’s marks “HUNNEMAN BOSTON” on bar behind logstops, with matching tongs and shovel, (minor dents), ht. 14 3/4, wd. 11, dp. 25, tool lg. 24 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

504 Pair of Bell Metal Belted Ball-top Andirons, Boston, c. 1800, belted ball-top finials on columnar plinths, cabriole legs with spurred knees and slipper feet, with conforming log stops, ht. 21, wd. 10 3/4, dp. 19 1/2 in. $500-700 505 Set of Three Brass and Iron Belted Ball-top Fire Tools, late 18th/early 19th century, a pair of tongs, a shovel, and a poker with matching brass belted ball tops, lg. 27 1/2 to 28 in. $200-300 506 Federal Brass and Marble Fireplace Tool Stand with Two Tools, America, early 19th century, baluster-form brass finial, scroll tool hooks, and shaft on stand with square marble base with shovel and tongs, overall ht. 28 3/4 in. $300-500

507 John Carlin (American, 1813-1891) Seaside Church with Figures. Signed and dated “1868” l.r. Oil on canvas, 8 3/8 x 10 5/8 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Patch repair l.l., scattered retouch and craquelure. $1,500-2,500

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Lots 510-720: The Patriotic Americana Collection of Marilyn & Michael Gould, please see accompanying catalog

726 Rose Medallion Porcelain Bowl, China, late 19th century, (base hairline), ht. 4 1/2, dia. 11 in. $500-700 727 Rose Medallion-decorated Porcelain Bowl, China, early to mid-19th century, with dragon and floral-decorated rim bands, (repaired crack), ht. 3 1/2, dia. 9 in. $500-700 728 Rose Mandarin-decorated Cut-corner Porcelain Bowl, China, late 19th century, (glaze wear), ht. 5, wd. 9 in. $400-600 729 Rose Medallion-decorated Porcelain Cutcorner Bowl, China, late 19th century, ht. 5, dia. 10 1/2 in. $700-900 730 Rose Medallion-decorated Porcelain Punch Bowl, China, late 19th century, (minor glaze wear), ht. 5 5/8, dia. 13 1/4 in. $700-900 731 Rose Medallion-decorated Oval Reticulated Porcelain Fruit Basket, China, late 19th century, ht. 5 5/8, dia. 10 7/8 in. $700-900 732 Rose Medallion-decorated Porcelain Lobed Tray, China, mid-19th century, dia. 10 1/2 in. $300-500 733 Chinese Export Porcelain Cider Jug, early 19th century, barrel-form with reeded strap handle with gilt leaf terminals, the sides decorated with Buddhist emblems and figures, with make-do spout repair, (lacking cover), ht. 8 3/4 in. $700-900

721 Chinese Export School, 19th Century Fifteen Framed Paintings Depicting People and Tradesmen of China. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, probably from an album depicting similar subjects, all with penciled number in the series u.c., sight size 15 3/4 x 12 in., matted, in later gilded wood frames. Condition: Minor toning, creases, tears, and foxing, not examined out of frames. $1,000-1,500 722 Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Loving Cups, c. 1790, each with ovoid body painted on either side with an egg-shaped pendant with gilt “FWP” monogram suspended from a red, green, and gilt bowknot, the rim ornamented with delicate flower swags and gilt sawtooth borders, with entwined reeded strap handles with floral and leafy terminals heightened in red, puce, and gilding, raised on a domed circular pedestal base, (imperfections), ht. 7 3/4 in. $300-400 723 Famille Rose Porcelain Chop Plate, China, late 19th century, dia. 14 5/8 in. $500-700 724 Rose Medallion Porcelain Punch Bowl with a Carved Wood Stand, China, late 19th century, (glaze wear), bowl ht. 6 5/8, dia. 15 3/4, ht. on stand 9 1/2 in. $600-800 725 Rose Medallion Porcelain Bowl, China, late 19th century, (base hairline, glaze wear), ht. 4 1/2, dia. 10 7/8 in. $300-500

734 Near Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Blue and White Floral-decorated Covered Jars Mounted as Table Lamps, 19th century, the necks decorated with a cloud collar border, the sides decorated with prunus blossoms on cracked ice design, with domed covers and mounted with adjustable two-socket electric fixtures, ht. to top of neck 10, ht. to top of finial approx. 23 in. $800-1,200 735 Pair of Rose Medallion Porcelain Vases Mounted as Table Lamps, China, 19th century, lobed baluster-form vases with gilt foo dog handles, the neck encircled with a molded and blue enameled bowknot, mounted with two-socket electric fixtures with brass finials, and carved wood bases, (bases drilled, losses to one wood base), overall ht. approx. 33 1/2 in. $800-1,000 736 Chinese Export Figural Decorated Porcelain Jar Mounted as a Lamp, 19th century, oval jar decorated on the sides with a woman and two children playing with a cat, the other side with columns of Chinese inscriptions, mounted with a removable singlesocket electric fixture, on a carved wood base, ht. to rim of jar approx. 12 3/4 in. $300-500 737 Chinese Export Brass-bound Leathercovered Trunk, 19th century, rectangular trunk with hinged lid, brass handles, ring pull, and shield-shaped escutcheon, black leather decoratively studded with brass tacks, ht. 7 5/8, wd. 19 5/8, dp. 10 1/8 in. $200-300 738 Pair of Blue and White Covered Porcelain Jars with Dragon Decoration, China, late 19th century, baluster-form vases with domed covers with foo dog finials, allover decoration with dragons, foliage, and flowers, ht. 15 1/2 in. $400-600

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748 East Anatolian Long Rug, last quarter 19th century, (several creases, crease repair), 8 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $1,500-2,000 749 Bidjar Carpet, Northwest Persia, last quarter 19th century, (even wear to center, some moth damage to one edge, small hole, small corner repair), 14 ft. 6 in. x 9 ft. 2 in. $4,000-6,000 750 Kuba Rug, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (small areas of wear mostly at one end, end fraying, some selvage damage, some glue to edges of back), 5 ft. 2 in. x 3 ft. 10 in. $1,200-1,500 751 Kurd Long Rug, Northwest Persia, late 19th century, (even wear to center, outer guard stripe missing from one end and partially missing from other end), 8 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. $1,200-1,500 752 Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, late 19th century, (even wear to center), 6 ft. x 3 ft. $1,200-1,500 753 Bordjalou Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, (areas of wear, small holes), 5 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 4 in. $1,000-1,200 754 Ersari Main Carpet, West Turkestan, second half 19th century, (two small holes and some moth damage on upper end, several light stains), 11 ft. 4 in. x 7 ft. 2 in. $400-600 755 Armenian Karabagh Long Rug, South Caucasus, dated 1888, (even wear to center, very minor reweave to one end, black oxidation), 8 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft. 4 in. $1,500-2,000 756 Northwest Persian Long Rug, late 19th century, (minor moth damage, very small hole, small corner repair, minor end fraying), 8 ft. 10 in. x 4 in. $1,200-1,500

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739 Large Canton Porcelain Tank, China, 19th century, round vessel with everted wavedecorated rim, drainage hole on lower side, (minor glaze wear/roughness to rim), ht. 8 1/4, dia. 28 in. $2,000-4,000 740 Canton Porcelain Covered Tureen, China, late 19th century, chamfered rectangular dish on raised foot with boar’s head handles, the cover with stem-form knop, (imperfections), ht. 8 1/2, wd. 8 3/8, lg. 13 in. $400-600 741 Five Canton Porcelain Serving Dishes, China, late 19th century, a cut-corner bowl, a shallow, round, scalloped rim bowl, a shrimp dish, a reticulated fruit basket, and a rectangular covered serving dish, (minor imperfections), ht. 1 7/8 to 4 1/4 in. $400-600 742 Canton Porcelain Covered Tureen with Undertray, China, late 19th century, oblong footed tureen with boar’s head handles, and stem knop on cover, with a similarly decorated oblong undertray or platter, (minor glaze wear), ht. 8 1/4, dia. 13 1/2 in. $800-1,200

743 Blue and White Floral-decorated Porcelain Meat Platter with Drainer, China, 19th century, oval platter with shaped rim, with central blossom on drainer and flower blossom rim border, (minor chips to drainer edge), 13 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. $600-800 744 Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, (even wear to center), 10 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. 4 in. $2,000-2,500 745 Northwest Persian Long Rug, early 20th century, (small spots of minor wear), 11 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. $1,500-2,000 746 Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, second quarter 20th century, (small end repairs), 12 ft. 8 in. x 8 ft. 10 in. $800-1,200 747 Konaghend Rug, Northeast Caucasus, late 19th century, (minor even wear to center, some black oxidation), 5 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 10 in. $1,000-1,200

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757 Seichour Rug, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter, (even wear to center, slight moth damage and small repair in border, black oxidation), 6 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 10 in. $1,200-1,500 758 Bidjar Rug, Northwest Persia, last quarter 19th century, (dark brown oxidation, minor end fraying), 5 ft. 5 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $1,000-1,200 759 Tekke Main Carpet, West Turkestan, last quarter 19th century, (some selvage damage), 9 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. 4 in. $600-800 760 Anatolian Long Rug, last quarter 19th century, (repaired areas, reinforcement tape glued to small areas on back, minor moth damage), 9 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 2 in. $1,500-2,000 761 Chajli Long Rug, Southeast Caucasus, second half 19th century, (rewoven and repiled areas, small spot of moth damage), 9ft. x 3 ft. 6 in. $1,200-1,500 762 Sarkisla Rug, East Anatolia, second half 19th century, (some moth damage, creases and crease repairs), 6 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft. $800-1,000 763 Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (areas of wear, selvage damage, small end gouge and fraying), 4 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 7 in. $800-1,000 764 Kuba Prayer Rug, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (outer guard stripe on bottom end rewoven), 5 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 9 in. $1,000-1,200 765 South Caucasian Long Rug, last quarter 19th century, (small areas of wear, creases and a crease repair, end fraying), 12 ft. x 3 ft. 8 in. $700-900

766 Yomud Main Carpet, West Turkestan, late 19th/early 20th century, (areas of wear, numerous small crude repairs), 7 ft. 10 in. x 5 ft. 2 in. $700-900 767 Northwest Persian Long Rug, late 19th century, (several crude repairs in field, two small corner repairs, reovercast), 9 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. $1,000-1,200 768 Bidjar Corridor Carpet, Northwest Persia, last quarter 19th century, (areas of wear), 20 ft. 4 in. x 7 ft. 2 in. $600-800 769 Hamadan Runner, Northwest Persia, late 19th century, (areas of wear, minor moth damage to one corner), 9 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 4 in. $800-1,000 770 Yomud Asmalyk, West Turkestan, late 19th century, (small repair in guard stripe), 3 ft. 6 in. x 2 ft. 6 in. $600-800 771 Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (areas of minor wear, small corner gouge), 4 ft. 9 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. $800-1,000 772 Bidjar Rug, Northwest Persia, last quarter 19th century, (even wear, minor end fraying), 7 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 9 in. $600-800 773 Mahal Carpet, West Persia, last quarter 19th century, (areas of wear, two crude repairs, end fraying, some moth damage), 10 ft. 6 in. x 9 ft. 6 in. $1,000-1,200 774 Ferdaus Pictorial Rug, Southwest Persia, early 20th century, (even wear to center, minor moth damage), 5 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. $600-800

775 Baluch Prayer Rug, Northeast Persia, last quarter 19th century, 4 ft. 6 in. x 2 ft. 8 in. $150-200 776 Baluch Rug, Northwest Persia, last quarter 19th century, (small areas of wear at one end, black oxidation, some selvage damage), 6 ft. x 3 ft. 8 in. $600-800 777 Baluch Rug, Northeast Persia, late 19th century, (shallow edge gouges and selvage damage, black oxidation), 6 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. $500-700 778 Tekke Rug, West Turkestan, last quarter 19th century, (outer guard stripe mostly missing from the top end, slight moth damage), 4 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 9 in. $200-250 779 Kurd Bagface, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, (small edge repair very slight moth damage), 2 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 4 in. $500-700 780 Baluch Rug, Northeast Persia, second half 19th century, (even wear, dark brown oxidation), 6 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 2 in. $200-250 781 Bahktiari Soumak and Pile Bagface, West Persia, (areas of wear, crude repair to Soumak, repiling repairs to elem), 4 ft. x 3 ft. 4 in. $400-600 782 Kuba Rug, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (areas of wear, two holes), 4 ft. 10 in. x 2 ft. 10 in. $100-150

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Upcoming Auction
Fine Books & Manuscripts

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Autograph Letter Signed, 20 April 1837. Four pages (detail shown). To Elijah Hayward (1786-1864), describing his absolute objection to slavery on political, philosophical, moral and theological grounds, and his hopes for the future of his country. ($80,000-120,000)

November 18, 2012
Boston, MA
For more information, please contact the Fine Books & Manuscripts department at 508.3293, or email books@skinnerinc.com

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Exhibitors
A Bird in Hand Antiques Mark and Marjorie Allen Artemis Gallery Diana H. Bittel Antiques Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Blum Philip H. Bradley Co. Joan R. Brownstein Marcy Burns American Indian Arts, LLC H.L. Chalfant Fine Art and Antiques Cohen & Cohen Dixon-Hall Fine Art Peter H. Eaton The Federalist Antiques, Inc. M. Finkel & Daughter Gemini Antiques James & Nancy Glazer Good and Forsythe Heller Washam Antiques Samuel Herrup Antiques Ita J. Howe Stephen and Carol Huber Barbara Israel Garden Antiques Johanna Antiques Christopher H. Jones, American Antiques, Folk & Fine Art Arthur Guy Kaplan James M. Kilvington, Inc. Joe Kindig Antiques Kelly Kinzle Greg K. Kramer & Co. William R. and Teresa F. Kurau James M. Labaugh Antiques Polly Latham Asian Art Leatherwood Antiques Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques Malcolm Magruder Mellin’s Antiques Newsom & Berdan Olde Hope Antiques, Inc. Oriental Rugs, Ltd. Janice Paull The Philadelphia Print Shop Steven S. Powers James L. Price Antiques Sumpter Priddy III Raccoon Creek Antiques, LLC Christopher T. Rebollo Antiques Russack & Loto Books, LLC Schillay Fine Art, Inc. Schoonover Studios, Ltd. Schwarz Gallery Elle Shushan Elliott & Grace Snyder Antiques Somerville Manning Gallery Spencer Marks, Ltd. Steven F. Still Antiques Jeffrey Tillou Antiques Jonathan Trace Victor Weinblatt Taylor B. Williams Antiques Charles Wilson Antiques & Folk Art Bette & Melvyn Wolf, Inc. R.M. Worth Antiques Show managed by Diana Bittel.

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Chairman of the Board - Nancy R. Skinner Richard Albright John Deighton Barnet Fain Stephen L. Fletcher Karen M. Keane Andrew Payne President/Chief Executive Officer - Karen M. Keane Chief Financial Officer - Don Kelly Executive Vice President - Stephen L. Fletcher Vice Presidents - Eric Jones, Marie Keep, Gloria Lieberman, Carol McCaffrey, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr 20th Century Design - Jane D. Prentiss Assistant: Shannon M. Ames American & European Paintings & Prints - Robin S.R. Starr Assistants: Kathy Wong, Elizabeth C. Haff American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stephen L. Fletcher Deputy Director: Chris Barber; Assistants: Karen Langberg, Kelli Lucas Stewart American Indian & Ethnographic Art - Douglas Deihl Asian Works of Art - Judith Dowling Assistant: Karen Mak Books & Manuscripts - Devon Gray Bottles, Flasks & Early Glass - Stephen L. Fletcher Ceramics - Stuart G. Slavid Classic Automobiles & Motorcycles - Jane D. Prentiss Couture - Cara Elmslie Discovery Auctions - Cara Elmslie Assistants: Garrett J. Sheahan, Melissa Riebe European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stuart G. Slavid Assistants: Leah Kingman, Stephanie Opolski Fine Wines - Marie Keep Assistant: Michael J. Moser Jewelry - Victoria Bratberg Assistants: John Colasacco, Julie Khouri Judaica - Kerry Shrives Musical Instruments - David Bonsey Deputy Director: Jill Arbetter Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Gary Richards Science, Technology & Clocks - Robert C. Cheney Assistant: Jonathan Dowling Silver - Stuart G. Slavid Toys & Dolls - Kerry Shrives Auctioneers - LaGina Austin, Chris Barber, Robert C. Cheney, John Colasacco, Stephen L. Fletcher, Karen M. Keane, Marie C. Keep, Gloria Lieberman, Jessica R. Lincoln, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr, Laura V. Sweeney

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Directions to Skinner’s Boston Gallery/63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400
From the West:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Prudential/Copley exit located in the Prudential tunnel. Once on the exit ramp, stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs for Copley. The ramp exits onto Stuart Street. Drive straight through five sets of lights and take a left onto Charles Street South. Take your first left off of Charles St. South onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

From the South:
Take 93-N to Exit 20 for I-90 W toward Worcester. Follow signs for Chinatown/South Station. Bear left at the fork to continue towards Kneeland Street. Turn left onto Kneeland Street. Kneeland Street becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

From Logan Airport:
Take the Ted Williams Tunnel. Take Exit 25 toward South Boston and bear left at the fork in the ramp. Bear right onto B St. Turn left onto Northern Ave which becomes Seaport Blvd. Turn left onto Surface Rd. Turn right onto Kneeland Street which becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

From the North:
Take I-93 South towards Boston. Take exit 26 towards Storrow Drive. Merge onto MA-28 South via the ramp on the left. Turn left onto Beacon Street. Turn right onto Arlington Street. Turn left onto Boylston Street. Turn right onto Hadassah Way. Skinner is on the right at 63 Park Plaza.

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

Outdoor Parking Garages
(recommended for trucks)
Pin Stripe Parking Arlington Street 617-338-7984 All day/$14, after 6 p.m. and weekends/$10, overnight/$15 Billy’s Parking 222 Stuart Street 617-423-7781 8am-5pm/$18, after 5pm/$20

Boston Hotels
Boston Harbor Hotel 70 Rowe’s Wharf Boston, MA 02110 Tel: 800-654-2000 Fax: 617-345-6799 Fairmont Copley Plaza 138 St. James Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-267-5300 Fax: 617-375-9648 Four Seasons 200 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-351-2036 The Liberty Hotel 215 Charles St. Boston, MA 02114 617-224-4000 Marriott Copley Place 110 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 800-228-9290 Fax: 617-236-5885 Nine Zero Hotel 90 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02108 617-772-5800 Radisson Hotel 200 Stuart Street Boston, MA 01740 Tel: 617-482-1800 Fax: 617-451-2750 The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common 10 Avery Street Boston, MA 02111 Tel: 617-912-3315 Fax: 617-912-3375 Taj Boston 15 Arlington St. Boston, MA 02116 617-536-5700 Westin-Copley Plaza 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 800-228-3000 Fax: 617-424-7483

Boston Hotels with Skinner Corporate Rates
The Back Bay Hotel (formerly Jurys) 350 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-532-3800 Eliot Hotel 370 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 Tel: 617-267-1607

Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro 25 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114 Tel: 617-723-1133

The Park Plaza 64 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-457-7488 Fax: 617-426-2000

The Colonnade 120 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-424-7000 Fax: 617-424-0968

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Restaurants

Fine Dining
Dante
Royal Sonesta Hotel 5 Cambridge Parkway 617-806-4200 Mediterranean restaurant with great views of the Charles River and Boston skyline.

Troquet
140 Boylston St. 617-695-9463 French restaurant and wine bar perched at the edge of the Boston Common and the theatre district.

Summer Shack
50 Dalton St. 617-867-9955 Jasper White serves well-executed seaside favorites in a casual Back Bay setting.

Via Matta
79 Park Plaza 617-422-0008 Elegant Italian fare and beautiful wines in a vibrant dining room - the best of Italy in Boston’s Back Bay creates an unforgettable experience.

Inexpensive
Au Bon Pain
26 Park Plaza (across the street from Skinner) or 431 Boylston Street (at Berkeley Street) 617-338-8948 Casual café offers quick service.

Davio’s
75 Arlington St. 617-357-4810 Northern Italian steak house.

Grill 23 & Bar
161 Berkley Street (Stuart Street) 617-542-2255 Great steak, seafood, wine list, and service.

Moderate
Aquitaine
569 Tremont Street 617-424-8577 Parisian bistro style fare.

Davio’s To Go
10 St. James Galleria Atrium 617-357-4810 Casual Italian take-out lunch spot with daily special pastas, soups, and salads.

L’Espalier
774 Boylston St. 617-262-3023 Fine French dining and wines with a wonderful pre-fixe menu.

Flash’s
310 Stuart St. 617-574-8888 American comfort food served with classic cocktails in a casual setting.

The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel
200 Boylston St. 617-338-4400 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in an elegant yet comfortable lounge setting with views of the Boston Public Garden.

No. 9 Park
9 Park St. 617-742-9991 Barbara Lynch’s bistro showcases inspired French and Italian influenced food and wine on Beacon Hill.

Parish Café
361 Boylston St. 617-247-4777 American restaurant with seasonal outdoor seating features sandwiches created by renowned local chefs.

East Ocean City
25-29 Beach St. 617-542-2504 Outstanding Chinese food restaurant highlighting seafood dishes with a full-service bar.

Radius
85 High St. 617-426-1234 Features a modern French menu focusing on seasonal ingredients accompanied by a thoughtful wine list.

Piattini
226 Newbury Street 617-536-2020 Italian wine bar with an eclectic menu; specializes in Italian-style tapas.

Lala Rokh on Beacon Hill
97 Mt. Vernon Street 617-720-5511 Authentic regional Persian cuisine, handselected wine list, knowledgeable waitstaff.

Scampo
The Liberty Hotel 215 Charles St. 617-536-2100 Lydia Shire’s latest restaurant, featuring Italian fare produced in an open kitchen upstairs at the Liberty Hotel.

The Upper Crust
20 Charles Street 617-723-9600 Gourmet thin crust pizza.

McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant
36 Columbus Ave 617-482-3999 Fresh seafood offerings that change daily.

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