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2000
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: Also accompanying this lot is a letter from the Mt. Vernon Ladies Association dated August 31, 1956 which indicates in the Athenaeum Catalog that Washington subscribed for two sets and in a letter to Clement Biddle, August 14, 1797 he speaks of having given away one set in boards and wishes the other bound for him.

AFFIXED ON THE INNER LABEL A HANDWRITTEN PLATE IN PERIOD INK SCRIPT “PRESENTED BY GEN. WASHINGTON TO COL. LEAR” THREE VOLUMES OF 1798 ENCYCLOPEDIAS. ENCYCLOPEDIA OR A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE. Phila; Dobson, Vol. 17, (1798); Vol. 18 (1798) & Supplement, Vol. III (1803). With the bookplate of Col. Lear’s Son, Benjamin Lincoln Lear. Folios, bound in calf, each volume with bright and fine red and gold gilt stamped spine labels. Vol 17 & 18 in dark calf, the Supplemental Vol. in a lighter shade. Accompanied by the 9/19/1956 letter by Walter C. Densmore of the Mt. Vernon Ladies Assoc.: “We are very happy to have your confirmation of our belief that the set of American Encyclopedia must be the one given by General Washington to Tobias Lear.” In addition to this document there is another extraordinary document that further affirms conclusively the original ownerships of these encyclopedias. In the papers of Tobias Lear was an itemized handwritten inventory titled “Catalog of Books Received from Washington”. Lear lists the books by title and indicates in the right hand column how many volumes. On the first page of this multi-page inventory Lear lists encyclopedia and under volumes 21, clearly and convincingly these same volumes here that have descended from the Lear family. A copy of the original inventory sheets will be included with this lot. These books descended from the Lear family and have always been known as the Washington Encyclopedias. Please Note: There are seven additional volumes of this same encyclopedia offered later in the sale from another branch of the Lear-Decatur family. CONDITION: Small paper adhesions to front cover of Vol. 18, else very good to fine. 9-97953 (5,000-10,000)

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2001

SIGNED BY TOBIAS LEAR. SMITH, ADAM AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. Basil: Decker, 1801. Four volumes. Bound in full polished calf with red spine labels. Some hinges starting, some scruffing, but should polish quite nicely. This edition based on the fourth London. To each title page: “Tobias Lear, July 12th 1803”. Each volume with the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. WITH: Graveside, William James. MATHEMATICAL ELEMENTS OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. LONDON; SENEX, 1731. Vol II only of the fourth edition. With the signature of Tobias Lear and the date 1785 to the title page. Missing the front free fly leaf. Many folding tables, bright and fine. Small 8vo full polished calf, crown chipped, tight and sound but a bit rough. Benjamin Lincoln Lear bookplate. WITH: A rough copy of ERASMUS’ SELECT COLLOQUIES. Published in London, 1766. In Latin and English. Laid in: “this book presented to Tobias Lear by Geo Washington (documented)”. Signed by Tobias Lear on the rear free fly and dated 1733. With Volumes III and IV (of four) of THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN. London: 1758. Folding map of Africa by Kitchin (foxed, small tear). The map of North America with heavy damage. 12mo, full leather, crowns and spines chipped. WITH: THE ELEMENTS OF CRITICISM (Volume II only). A rough copy, signed twice by Tobias Lear. WITH: Tooke, W. HISTORY OF RUSSIA. London: Strahan 1800. Two volumes, 8vo, full leather in difficult condition with the front board of Volume I almost detached. All four plates present. The folding map foxed, but complete without major tears. The Smith, Tooke, and Erasmus titles cited in the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135. With the exception of the ELEMENTS OF CRITICISM, ALL WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97990 (1,000-1,500)

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2002

STEVENSON, ROGER MILITARY INSTRUCTIONS FOR OFFICERS DETACHED IN THE FIELD. Phila.: Aitkens, 1795. 12mo, bound in full polished calf with bright red spine label. Complete with all twelve plates (seven folding). Laid in is a slip reading “This book presented to Tobias Lear by Geo. Washington (documented”. With the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. See Howes S-981 stating; “First book carrying a dedication to Washington.” One of the earliest and most significant military manuals to advance the principles of guerrilla warfare. A book of great historical importance. This work is cited on the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR. CONDITION: Slight loss to margin only of Plate IV. Outer front hinge started, but absolutely tight and sound. Occasional time toning and a water stain to the margin of folding plate XI. A handsome and more than acceptable copy. 97989 (1,500-2,500)

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2003

WORKS CITED ON THE LIST OF “CATALOGUE OF BOOKS RECEIVED FROM WASHINGTON” FOUND IN THIS ESTATE AND SOLD AS LOT 2135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME. Three (of 4) volumes of THE RAMBLER. Dublin: 1785. Full leather, sound but soiled. WITH: Volumes II & III (of 4) DON QUIXOTE. Dublin: 1796. 8vo full leather with leather spine labels (about very good). WITH: A HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE DENOMINATION OF CHRISTIANS CALLED BAPTISTS. By Isaac Backus. Boston: Draper, 1777. Vol. I only of Howes B-15. Present in this issue is the 15 page appendix and Errata page. WITH: FAMILY SECRETS BY MR. PRATT. London: Longman, 1798. The second edition, complete in five volumes. 12mo. Covers of Vol. IV missing, and rear board of Vol. I missing. CONDITION: Very good except as noted. 9-97991 (750-1,000)

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2004

SMOLLETT, TOBIAS; THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE REVOLUTION TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE THE SECOND. Basil: Tourneisen, 1794-1798. Eight volumes bound as above. This is cited on the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: Minor damp stains to the first four leaves of Vol. IV and its rear pastedown and minor, very occasional minor damp stains to other volumes. A handsome set. 9-97947 (750-1,000)

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2005

HUME, DAVID; THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND. Basil: Tourneisen, 1789. Twelve 8vo Volumes. Specially bound yap edges “ships” binding in dense red polished morroco with deep blind stamped arabesques front and rear. Handsome hand-inked volume number and author to each spine. Front free fly neatly clipped to Vol. 1. This is cited on the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: Tight, sound and very good. The trail of a bookworm (not affecting text) to first 170 pgs. of Vol XII. 9-97955 (750-1,000)

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2006

STEUART, JAMES SIR. AN INQUIRY INTO THE PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. BEING AN ESSAY ON THE SCIENCE OF DOMESTIC POLICY IN FREE NATIONS. Basil: Tourneisen, 1796. Five volumes, full embossed leather with yap “Ships” bindings. A very good set including the folding “Table of Coins”. With the bookplate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. Although eclipsed by the work of Adam Smith a decade after the first edition of this work, Steuart’s influence was prominent on the continent and had a major impact on the thinking of Alexander Hamilton. A mercantile protectionist, Steuart’s theories were closely examined and analyzed by both Marx and Engels. See Kress 6498. This work is cited on the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97987 (1,250-1,750)

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2007

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM. THE HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF THE EMPEROR CHARLES V. Basil: Tourneisen, 1796. Complete in four volumes (bound as above), each WITH THE SIGNATURE OF TOBIAS LEAR. This work is cited on the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME.. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: A very good set, upper third of second free fly missing. 97988 (1,000-1,250)

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2008

A MOVING TRIBUTE TO THE LATE WIFE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR. Thirteen leaves in the hand of Benjamin Lincoln Lear regarding the death of his wife Maria who “expired soon after sunrise on the 22nd of March, 1828”. Contained in a polished calf octavo volume, the front board detached and with “MARIA MORRIS” gold-stamped and surrounded by gold stamped and blind stamped borders to front cover. In a totally legible hand, Lear has written odes to the memory of his wife. WITH: Two books cited in the list of books received from Washington (this catalog, lot 2135) and both with the bkplt of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. The cataloger notes that the top third of the title page of MOORE’S VIEW OF SOCIETY IN ITALY has been neatly clipped. Volume I only, published in Phila in 1788. The third item in this lot is the same title as above, but the fourth Dublin edition. Volume I only, a very good copy in full polished calf with two spine labels. CONDITION: As noted 9-97996 (750-1,000)

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2009
Revised: 2/3/2010

Correction: It lists two copies of “A Narrative of British Embassy to China”. There is only one copy.

BOOKS CITED IN THE “CATALOGUE OF BOOKS RECEIVED FROM WASHINGTON”. Found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135 in this catalog. ECONOMICA: A STATISTICAL MANUAL FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. City Of Washington. P for the Author, 1806. Octavo, original boards (weakly attached), water stains, occasional annotations. Tobias Lear signature. Howes B-537. WITH: THE NEW ANNUAL REGISTER, OR GENERAL REPOSITORY OF HISTORY, POLITICS, ETC. LONDON: 1780 & 1781 (two volumes), Octavo, half calf, boards loose, chips to crown and tails. Bookplate of B. L. Lear. WITH: Anderson, Aeneas, A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY TO CHINA. Basil: Tourneisen, 1795. Octavo, in the yap edged “ship’s” binding Damage to top of yap edge, else very good. WITH: a Folio English Dutch Dictionary. Amsterdam: 1735. Two volumes, small folio, full velum (quite soiled),. Some damp staining. Front free fly of the Dutch volume torn with missing piece. Each title signed/or with the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. WITH: THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Phila: Folwell, 1796. 8vo, full calf, crown chipped, B. L. Lear bkplt. Volume II of three volumes. With the signature of THOS. HERTY, noted 18th and 19th Century American jurist. WITH: A DIGEST OF THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Washington City, 1802. Compiled by THOMAS HERTY. Octavo, cloth over marbled boards. Four copies, mostly very good. AND six odd volumes from the aforementioned list, some with bkplt of B. L. Lear. Poor to fair condition of these six-odd volumes. One of which Fox, George. A JOURNAL, OR HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, TRAVELS, ETC. London: 1709. The second part. Front board detached. WITH: THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Phila: 1796. Volume III only of three. Foxed, missing numerous pages, and mis-numbered. WITH: THE NEW ANNUAL REGISTER, OR GENERAL REPOSITORY OF HISTORY, POLITICS, AND LITERATURE, FOR THE YEAR 1781. Anderson, Aeneas. A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY TO CHINA. Basil: Tourneisen, 1795. Octavo, in the yap edged “ship’s” binding. Damage to top of yap edge, else very good. WITH: a large English and Dutch dictionary, Amsterdam: 1735. Two volumes, small folios, full vellum (soiled). Some damp staining. Front free fly of the Dutch volume torn with missing piece. Each title signed/or with the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. CONDITION: Condition varies. 9-97998 (1,000-1,500)

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2010
Revised: 2/3/2010

Correction: Grammatical Error in the last sentence..”Two volumes, for the years 1780 & 1781″ is not part of this description.

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR. LECTURAS UTILEY Y ENTRETENIDAS By Cespedes Y Monroy. Madrid: 1801. 16mo, five vellum volumes about fine. Well illustrated with numerous engravings. WITH: AVENTURAS DE GIL BLAS. Madrid: 1805. 16mo, full leather (soiled and dog-eared) with numerous steel engravings. In Spanish, complete in five volumes. WITH: THE PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS OF HENRY ST. JOHN (Lord Viscount Bolingbroke). London: 1754. Complete in five volumes, 8vo, very dry full leather with chipped crowns, but tight. Damage to spine labels. Also with the ownership signatures John Hewitt of “Washington City”. WITH: A Spanish-French dictionary published in Leon in 1803, Volume II only. About very good in full leather binding. WITH: GARDENERS KALENDAR. Missing the title page. Likely an early 19th Century edition. Half calf, weak hinges, chipped head and crowns, but still tight. Minor water stains. Two volumes, for the years 1780, and 1781. Together 17 volumes all with the bookplate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. CONDITION: As noted. 9-97994 (1,000-1,250)

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2011

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR. Denon, Vivant. TRAVEL IN UPPER AND LOWER EGYPT. New York: Heard and Forman, 1803. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Complete with all maps and plates, most with foxing occasionally significant. Octavo, two volumes, tree calf, bright red spine labels, but rear hinge of Volume I started. WITH: Priestley, Joseph. LECTURES ON HISTORY, AND GENERAL POLICY. Phila: Birne, 1803 FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Octavo, two volumes, polished calf, very good, with the two folding plates. A very handsome set. WITH: Cobbett, William. LETTERS OF THE LATE WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN. New York: Belden, 1815. Howes C-518. Some foxing and damp staining, but in the original boards. CONDITION: As noted above. 9-97995 (1,000-1,500)

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2012

GIBBON, EDWARD. THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. London; Strahan, 1802. Twelve volumes (complete) of the “New Edition.” Bound in full red Morocco with yap edge (“ship’s binding”). Deep embossed arabesques to front and rear boards. Folding map (Volume I, about fine). Folding map (Western part of the Roman Empire) quite fine. A handsome set of Gibbon with the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear to each volume. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: In very good condition with only occasional time toning. 9-97992 (750-1,000)

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2013

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM. THE HISTORY OF AMERICA. London; Strahan, 1803. Four volumes (complete) of the 10th edition. In the “ship’s binding” as described above. With the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear in each volume. WITH THE SIGNATURE OF TOBIAS LEAR TO TITLE PAGE OF VOLUME I. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: In very good condition. 9-97993 (500-750)

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2014

IMPORTANT BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR. Adams, John Quincy. LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND ORATORY. Cambridge: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1810. Tall 8vo, original boards, front board of volume I (of two, complete) detached and rear board quite loose. Spine label to volume II only. B.L. Lear’s signature to TPs and front boards. WITH: M’Mahon, Bernard. THE AMERICAN GARDNER’S CALENDAR etc. Phila: Graves, 1806. Tall thick Octavo in full calf with red spine label. Some rubbing and peeling but actually quite nice. Tear with minor loss to the folding table. WITH: THE LIFE OF JAMES, LATE DUKE OF ORMONDE. London: Cooper, 1748. 8vo, full calf, a bit rough. In addition to the B. L. Lear bkplt, inscribed “Tobias Lear Book Bot in Antigua May 1766”. WITH: TOOKE, J. Horne. DIVERSIONS OF PURLEY. Phila: 1806. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, original boards, weak and stained. WITH: Montesquieu, Baron de. THE TEMPLE OF GNIDUS, AND ARASCES AND ISMENIA. London: 1797. Acceptable copy in full calf. WITH: A third American edition of Watt’s LOGIC (vg); CABINET OF MOMUS (with 6 engravings) and 10 volumes (some odd volumes) all with the B. L. Lear signature or bkplt. CONDITION: Condition and completeness varies, please examine. 9-97997 (1,000-1,500)

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2015

REVOLUTION AND ORDER: A GREAT POLITICAL RARITY. CODE HENRY: Au Cap-Henry: Chez P. Roux (n. d.). . Thick Octavo, three-quarter vellum over marbled boards. A stately copy, tight and clean, the spine label and decorative border with a deep bold impression. The first revolution in the western hemisphere led to the defeat of Britain and the establishment of the United States of America. In 1791, the slave revolt in what is now Haiti and the Dominican Republic began in earnest and ultimately concluded in 1804. The final extrusion of the French represented the second successful revolution in the Western hemisphere and the first successful slave rebellion. Amidst this turbulence, the former slave Henry Christophe (1767-1820) triumphed and declared himself King of the Northern and Western regions of this Caribbean Island. King Henry, despite his despotism, envisioned a nation governed by law honoring the rights of man. These goals sought to unite the diverse racial population of the largest slave importer in the New World. Striving to derive the best of English and French law, Henry declared himself King. Following the 1811 Constitution of Faith (4/6/1811), he created a nobility (see ARMORIAL OF HAITI, 2005 for the reproduction of 92 coats of arms assigned to the newly created nobility – see also the two woodcuts, this volume.). The King charged the nobility with the creation of laws to govern with the Compte de Limonade, Le Secretaire d’Etat, Ministre des Affaires Estrangeres, signing the ORDONNANCE DU ROI on behalf of Henry (3 pp). CONTENTS: DISCOURS (IV pp); LOI CEVILLE (328 pp); LOI DE COMMERCE (47 pp); LOI SUR LES PRISES (16 pp); LOI DUR LA PROCEDURE CIVILE (pp 110); LOI CRIMINELLE, CORRECTIONNELLE ET DE POLICE (16 + 2 pp); LOI SUR LA PRCEDURE CRIMINELLE (pp 75); LOI CONCERNAT LA CULTURE (pp 32); LOI MILITAIRE (pp 112); LOI PENALE MILITAIRE-followed by selected names of the peers created by King Henry – (pp 27); EDIT DU ROI – the armorial device of the nation serves as a headpiece to this edict and to the title page and TABLE DES MATIERES (XIX pp). This copy inscribed from “??Thom’s to B. L. Lear.” on the half title. Benjamin Lear’s father, Tobias Lear, was dispatched to Santo Domingo in 1805 and was suspiciously received (In the midst of ceaseless conflict and constant rebellion, the King ended his life by putting a silver bullet through his brain). King Henry served as the model for the Emperor Jones in the play authored by Eugene O’Neil. Henri Christophe is, as well, the subject of Derek Walcott’s book of the same title. A partial collation and description of this book are found at the Boston Public Library. In a 2007 e-mail, the Boston Public Library concluded that the three other copies of this book cited in holdings in libraries worldwide could not be found, leaving the Boston Public Libraries’ copy the sole survivor. A book of great rarity and the highest importance regarding the second republic created in the New World. CONDITION: Almost fine, as noted. 9-98692 (4,000-8,000)

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2016

IMPORTANT AND RARE EUROPEAN PILOT CHART BOOK. The cardboard leather spine cover inscribed in pen “No-109 Ichabod Goodwin Portsmouth” (Governor New Hampshire, 1859-1861; Owner of ships and railway). The cover having an engraved glued on title page “The European Pilot on fifteen sheets…Boston Printed & Sold by Wm Norman Book Seller & Stationer Price 6 dollars”. The book containing six charts which are attached to the binding as listed on the front cover and as follows: 1) A Chart of the North Sea from the Forelands to North Bergen…” by Captain James Thompson, Boston, Published and sold by J. Norman Engraver, originally Osgood Carleton (no date). 2) A Hydrographic Survey of the North and St. Georges Channel by Capt. Joseph Huddart in 1789, Boston, Published and sold by J. Norman, originally Osgood Carleton. 3) New chart of the Coast of Spain and Portugal from Cape Penas to the Streights of Gibraltar. Drawn chiefly from the observations of Mons. De Fleurieu, made by order of the French Government in the ship Isis in 1768 and 1769, Boston, published and sold by J. Norman, originally Osgood Carleton. 4)The New Chart of the Mediterranean Sea. London published, Boston republished and resold by W. Norman, book and chart seller (no date). 5) A Chart of the British Channel by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King with numerous improvements and emendations to the year 1788, Boston published and sold by J. Norman, originally Osgood Carleton. 6) New and Improved Mercator’s Chart of the Bay of Biscay made from a late survey taken by order of the national convention, London published, Boston republished Wm. Norman, book and chart seller (no date). SIZE: Book: 21-3/4″ x 13-1/2″. 1) 28-3/4″ x 39″. 2) 33″ x 41″ with attached smaller map being 9″ x 13″. 3) 48″ x 21-1/2″. 4) 33″ x 63″. 5) 21-1/2″ x 49″. 6) 41″ x 33″. CONDITION: 1) No tears, stains, very good. 2) One small 3″ tear at top of fold, otherwise very good. 3) Bottom edge with some curling and minor losses. 4) Very good. 5) Some very light spot stains, otherwise very good. 6) Very good. 9-97957 (5,000-15,000)

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2017

BLUNT’S AMERICAN COAST PILOT. New York: Blunt, (n.d.). SEVENTH EDITION. A handsome copy in full polished tree calf, the red and gold spine label bright and fine, some adhesions front, rear and spine, should polish nicely. Occasional water stains to the upper quarter of last hundred leaves. With the bkplt of Benjamin Lincoln Lear laid in. Bold wood cut advertisement to front paste down dated June, 1812 and the rear paste down with a printed ad of the same date. Complete with four leaves of ads with appealing wood cuts. Some foxing throughout, including the plates. The ten single-page and five folding charts without loss, with the exception of a ragged edge far below the chart of Long Island Sound. Most charts dated 1809. CONDITION: As noted 9-97999 (500-750)

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2017A

EARLY MAPS AND VIEWS WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI. James, Edward. ACCOUNT OF AN EXPEDITION FROM PITTSBURGH TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. Phila: Carey and Lea, 1822. Small folio, atlas volume only. Significant water stains to the prelims and title page. Original boards and label, chips with loss to spine and significant stains to boards front and rear. Both double-page maps without stains or loss, pleasingly time toned, the outlines and borders crisp. Complete with all tissue-guarded plates, minor marginal foxing to the plates with the exception of plate 5 with notable water stains to the margins only. The color plate with two tiny, negligible specks. The two-page vertical sections with minor foxing to lower center margin. James was the expedition surgeon for the 3rd mission of discovery following Lewis & Clark and Pike. Indeed, Pike’s Peak was initially named for James. Howes J-41. CONDITION: As noted 9-97958 (1,500-2,000)

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2018

ATLASES AND VALENTINE’S NEW YORK MANUALS. MITCHELL’S NEW GENERAL ATLAS. The 1887 edition, the condition of the maps vary from very good to torn and stained. Not collated. WITH: RAND, MACNALLY & CO.’S UNIVERSAL ATLAS OF THE WORLD. 1893 edition. Maps generally very good to fine. Not collated. WITH: A folio London edition of THE DIADEM. Circa 1865, many steel engravings, most water stained, some staining to the images. Laid in is a well accomplished black wash of Mercury? unsigned. WITH: Five mid 19th Century editions of Valentine’s MANUAL OF NEW YORK. CONDITION: Not collated, but most of the color plates and plans very good to fine. Octavo, all bindings very rough. 9-98693 (500-750)

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2019

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF ICHABOD GOODWIN, FORMERLY GOVERNOR OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. Eight books in various degrees of completeness. Laid in is a CDV of Ichabod Goodwin and two letters (unexamined). Also included is a ship’s log book with dates beginning 1815. Locations include New Orleans, Liverpool, Charleston, and Portsmouth. Clearly legible throughout. A second “petty ledger” concerns itself, in part, with the Portsmouth Whaling Company. These entries are dated 1832. In Octavo, full leather (very dry) is an 1818 MASONICK MELODIES. Published in Boston by Luke Eastman. The text and musical notation very good with uniform time, toning and occasional foxing. CONDITION: As noted. 9-98696 (750-1,000)

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2020

BOOKS FROM THE DECATUR FAMILY LIBRARY. Books in this lot are signed and/or have the bookplate of Stephen Decatur. Burges, the HONORABLE TRISTAM. Boston: Mussey, 1839. FIRST EDITION, 12mo, original boards. Some foxing throughout but an acceptable copy of this account of the controversy between Elliot (Perry’s second in command) and Admiral Oliver Hazzard Perry. The claims and counter claims went on for some 30 years. Of significant interest are the diagrams charting the movements of the schooner Scorpion during the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. WITH: HISTORICAL LITERARY AND ARTISTICAL TRAVELS IN ITALY. By M. Valery. Paris: 1852. Half leather (very good, 8vo.). The large folding map of Italy (dated 1839) is hand colored and outlined but is foxed with a clean tear where the map is attached to the gutter. WITH: VILLETTE by Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte). New York: Harper Bros., 1853. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Occasional light foxing, crown chipped but complete, the spine a bit faded. This is Charlotte Bronte’s last novel. The novel is complete including the ads at end. WITH: Claver’s, Mary, A NEW HOME-WHO WILL FOLLOW? New York/Boston: 1839. FIRST EDITION of Howe’s K-184. Complete with leaf of ads at rear. And about 10 other books in various stages of condition and completeness. CONDITION: As noted. 9-98694 (500-1,000)

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2021

BOOKS FROM THE DECATUR FAMILY LIBRARY. Including several of nautical and naval interest. About 25 books in various degrees of condition and completeness including a 1794 ENGLISH PHYSICIAN ENLARGED by Nick Culpepper. From the library of Maria Decatur; Robert Hawkers, THE SAILOR PILGRIM. London, in very rough condition and an 1869 New York edition of THE UGLY DUCK by Hans Christian Andersen. 16mo, illustrated, a very good copy. CONDITION: As noted. 9-98695 (500-750)

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2022

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF STEPHEN DECATUR. Seven books of nautical interest including REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE UNIFORM OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS etc., (1897) with numerous color litho plates; Kemps’ A MANUAL OF YACHT AND BOAT SAILING London: 1880. Small folio in poor condition but with many diagrams; SKETCHES OF NAVAL LIFE…SHORES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN…FROM THE BRANDYWINE AN D CONSTITUTION FRIGATES authored by a “Civilian” (G. W. Blagden) in 1829, published in New Haven. Small Octavo, two volumes (complete) the large folding map of the Mediterranean Sea in fine condition but significant damage to spine and boards. The folding map in volume II equally fine. We believe this to be a presentation copy with the later ownership signature of Stephen Decatur dated in 1903. WITH: An early issue of Mark Twain’s A TRAMP ABROAD (1880, with the “Moses” caption to the front plate, a rough copy). WITH: CORBESIER’S PRINCIPLES OF SQUAD INSTRUCTION FOR THE BROADSWORD. Phila: 1869. Complete with the ten plates but with some water stains and discoloration to boards front and rear with the signature “Stephen Decatur”. WITH: Two late 19th Century manuscript account books for SONS OF THE REVOLUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. Stephen Decatur was the treasurer for this organization. WITH: THE TWIN SEVENSHOOTERS. A presentation copy accompanied by a TLS by the author Charles F. Manderson. A good copy. WITH: A seventh edition of THE WHITE MOUNTAIN GUIDE BOOK. The frontice map fine, the large folding map with foxing, tears, etc. and with the signature of W. B. Decatur, Kittery Point, Maine. With about seven others. CONDITION: Varying degrees of condition and completeness. This lot should be examined. 9-98697 (500-1,000)

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2023

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON STORER – UNITED STATES NAVY. Bohn’s HAND-BOOK OF WASHINGTON. 12mo, decorative covers (minor soiling), the large folding map quite clean with a short stress tear along the lower right fold. Published in 1856. WITH: MANUAL EXERCISE OF BROADSIDE GUNS. US NAVY: 1873. 16mo, boss present but catch missing, full red leather, stained. With an inscription dated “Pallaero Peru” dated “April 27, 1874”. Includes as well the drill for pivot guns. WITH: REPORT OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCK MOUNTAINS. House issue 1845. with two folding maps and plans, two one-page maps and plans, and 19 plates. Missing the large map. WITH: BRACKENRIDGE’S VOYAGE TO SOUTH AMERICA. Baltimore: 1819. Two volumes octovo in leather with stress to hinges and some peeling. Foxing and water stains but minimally so, apparently missing the folding map. WITH: Four leather-bound copies of various issues of ELLIOT’S DEBATES. WITH: Five volumes (in original boards) of AMERICAN STATE PAPERS. (1801-1806; 1806-1808; 1808-1809; 1809-1811 & 1811-1815). Nice looking copies with some loss to the crown of the 1801-1806 volume and the 1806-1808 volume. WITH: Five-volume ELOQUENCE OF THE UNITED STATES. Middleton: 1827. Complete, in original boards with loose hinges but the spine labels intact. WITH: Five additional volumes including an incomplete copy of Emory’s NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNOISSANCE (Senate issue) – the folding map definitely absent. This lot notable for the signature of Storer in each volume. CONDITION: As noted 9-98698 (750-1,000)

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2024

THE MARY STORER COPY OF SCOTT’S FAMILY BIBLE. THE HOLY BIBLE. Phila: Dickinson, (printer), 1811. This is Woodward’s second American from the second London edition. With Mary Storer’s signature to the title page of each of the five volumes. Folios, full tree calf, with bright red spine labels and bright black volume numbers, five raised bands. Nicks and gouges to upper right spine of volume II and some minor flaking and discoloration to boards front and rear. Volumes I, III, & IV slightly darker than volumes II & V, but still a striking shelf presentation. Evidence of removal of a book plate or some such other matter from the front paste downs. There is one page of the family record completed, beginning with the death of Samuel Storer who died on 10/30/15 “In the afternoon in the 63 year of his age.” CONDITION: as noted 9-98699 (500-1,000)

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2025

LOT OF NINE BOOKS FROM ASSORTED LIBRARIES. Including 1) Vol. II Memoirs of the Bloomsgrove Family by Enos Hitchcock, 1790 having a Benjamin Lincoln Lear bookplate, also inserted is a 6″ x 3-1/2″ hand colored engraving titled “Thomas Chapman Schoolmaster”. On reverse is hand written “William Smith William Richards Falmouth”. 2) Leather bound book “The Idler” second vol., 1810 with a bookplate of Hugh W. Diamond. The text having a curious cipher annotations on almost every page with underlying phrases having off to the side the first letter of each word in a continuous new word. 3) First edition “Illustrations of Political Economy No. III” by Harriet Martineau, 1832. 4) “The Deformed Transformed, A Drama Paris, 1824”. 5) “The Court and City Register 1794, London”. 6) “The Traveler’s Pocketbook” 23rd Edition, 18th Century. 7 & 8) Two volume set “Retrospect of Western Travel” by Harriet Martineau, 1838. 9) “The Oriental Annual” or “Scenes in India”, London, 1836 with 22 engravings after original drawings by William Daniell. CONDITION: Books show use, generally intact. 9-98704 (400-600)

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2026

BOOKS FROM THE STORER-PHIILBRICK LIBRARY. Approximately 80 volumes. Numerous volumes signed by family members. Condition varies and this lot should be examined. Predominantly mid to late 19th century. Some odd volumes. Both fiction and non-fiction, a few books of nautical interest, an acceptable copy of GOOD’S AMERICAN FISHES (the 1888 edition with the color plate by Denton). WITH: Three chess books (good only condition) two authored by Franklin K. Young and THE MINOR TACTICS OF CHESS by both Young and Howell. A copy of Sullivan’s HISTORY OF THE DISTRICT OF MAINE. Published in 1795, but missing the map. A collection of sheet music with several of the titles illustrated (one in color). CONDITION: Please examine; condition and completeness vary. 9-98700 (750-1,000)

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2027

BOOKS OF MILITARY AND OTHER INTERESTS FROM VARIOUS LIBRARIES. The two-volume FIELD OF MARS. London: 1781, in very rough condition but the plates, plans, and maps generally very good including “A CHART OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN EXHIBITING THE SEAT OF WAR BOTH IN EUROPE AND AMERICA”. This map dated 8/26/1780. WITH: Three editions of THE NAVAL HOWITZER ASHORE. New York: 1865 (2 copies) and 1866 (water stained). All with black and white plates, some folding. WITH: Two leather-bound copies of THE MILITARY AND NAVAL MAGAZINE. The issues of 1835 and 1836. Well bound with some foxing. WITH: A REGISTER OF SHIPS EMPLOYED IN THE SERVICE OF THE HON. UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY. London: 1800. Tears and some loss to the folding table to the 1803-1804 season. The table for 1805-1806 in better condition. 16mo, bound in leather, good only. WITH: Two biographies of Stephen Decatur. The first is the 1848 work by Mackenzie (Howe’s M-136), in the original cloth (faded). This is a volume in the Library of American Biography. THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF STEPHEN DECATUR. Published in 1822, the book is in good only condition with significant foxing. CONDITION: With about 20 other books in various degrees of condition and completeness, requiring personal examination. 9-98701 (1,000-1,500)

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2028

GROUP OF SIX OLD CARTE DE VISITE ALBUMS. The various albums filled with carte de visite. Many of the images are identified below in pencil. Photos include Charles Dickens, Admiral Bailey, Ulysses S. Grant, an interesting early paper photographic political piece “For President Honorable John C. Breckenridge of Kentucky Published by Henry F. Granger & Co. 13 Washington St. Boston”; an image of Colfax, Secretary Seward, Robert E. Lee, General John Sedgewick, Benjamin Franklin Butler, General Hugh Kilpatrick, General Joseph Hooker, Samuel Francis Dupont, David D. Farragut, General John W. Sprague, President Andrew Johnson. One album contains members General Zeals Bates Tower, General William T. Sherman, General Hugh J. Kilpatrick, John A. B. Dalgrin (Union Rear Admiral), General Ulysses S. Grant, President Andrew Johnson, President Abraham Lincoln & son, Alvin Wendell Holmes and many, many more. Over 100 images in all (some are images of engravings or paintings). CONDITION: Albums themselves in generally poor condition, images are generally good. 9-97983 (400-800)

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2029

SIX PIECES PERTAINING TO ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY. 1) Membership certificate to the Naval Library and Institute. “At a stated meeting of the Naval Library and Institute held on the 30 day of Sept. 1871 Lt. Cmdr. George Dewey, USN was duly elected an annual member”. The certificate having an engraving of ships in Boston Harbor by J H Bufford after a painting by Robert Salmon. 2) Leather bound book “Floating Dry Docks” with presentation binding “Admiral George Dewey, USN”. Inside inscribed “To Admiral George Dewey” with the inclusion of two calling cards from Mr. Sven Anderson and Mr. Frederick W. Wood (President Maryland Steel Co.). Edited by Sven Anderson and published by the Maryland Steel Co., 1907. 3) Book: Admiral Dewey and Manila Campaign inscribed inside “Stephen Decatur, June 1949 given me by the Naval Historical Foundation of which I am a member”. 4) Book: The Dewey Reception, New York, 1899. A book of 980 portraits and views. 5) Book: “The Romance of Prince Eugene” by Albert Pulitzer, 1895 inscribed “George Dewey, Manila, 1899”. 6) Photograph album inscribed on inside “A Merry Xmas to Admiral George Dewey from Your Faithfully? 1899. The album includes photographs of Dewey and crews along with interior shots, men at dining table, men at station, men doing chores, exterior shots of the ship entering New York Harbor, ship proceeding past Grant’s tomb, 25 double sided pages total. SIZE: 1) Sight: 16-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. 2) 9-1/2″ x 6-1/4″. 3) 10″ x 7″. 4) 13″ x 9-1/2″. 5) 8-1/2″ x 6″. 6) 7-1/2″ x 11”. CONDITION: 1) Foxing, good. 2) Binding shows only slight use, otherwise very good. 3) Good. 4) Some stains, shows use. 5) Binding in poor condition. 6) Binding broken, photographs are very good. 9-97984 (300-500)

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2030

APPROXIMATELY 35 EARLY PAMPHLETS AND BOOKLETS. A number of them bearing the name George W. Storer, U.S.N. An example of some of these include “Regulations for the Uniform and Dress of the Navy of the United States, 1841”; “Regulations of the Federal Fire Society of Portsmouth, 1854” and 1826; “Cutlass Drill”; “Boat Signals for the U.S. European Squadron”; “Rules of the Navy Department, 1832”; “Geographical Memoir Upon Upper California in Illustration of his map of Oregon and California by John Charles Freemont, 1848” (no map); Correspondence between the late Commodore Stephen Decatur and Commodore James Barron, 1820 (Barron killed Commodore Stephen Decatur in a duel); “Court of Inquiry held at the Navy Yard Brooklyn, NY upon Captain James Barron of the United States Navy in May 1821”; “Case of the Somers Mutiny, 1843”; A memorial for Commodore Stephen Decatur dated November 24, 1849; “An Imposter Detected or an Exposure of the Calumnies and False Hoods of Vincent Molte on the Character of Thomas Shields, New Orleans, 1815”; plus many more. CONDITION: Varies, generally good. 9-98739 (500-1,000)

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2031

GEORGE WASHINGTON & HENRY KNOX, DS. 1p., dbl. fo. Certificate of Membership in the Society of Cincinnati signed in blank, said to have been sent by Henry Knox, Secretary of the Society to William Eustis, Governor of Massachusetts, and head of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Cincinnati. Accompanying this lot is a book “Members of the Society of Cincinnati” by William Sturgis Thomas M.D. dated 1929. CONDITION: Fine condition; signatures of Washington and Knox slightly light (but not faded). The book is in fair condition with fading and staining on the cover. 9-97900 (4,000-6,000)

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2032
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EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT BATTLE OF YORKTOWN MAP EXECUTED BY JEAN BAPTISTE GOUVION ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 29, 1781. There can be no military battle more important in the history of our nation than that of the Battle of Yorktown. As a result of the combined American and French forces under siege attach that the British were defeated and the ultimate surrender on October 19, 1781 to General George Washington. Ten days after the battle Lieutenant Colonels Jean Baptiste Gouvion prepared this detailed battle map of the siege of Yorktown. Gouvion, the son of a Royal Administrator, on January 25, 1777 was given leave of absence from his military position in France to go to America. He was one of the four French military engineers sent to American in response to a special request of the US Congress. On February 13, 1777 he was appointed Major of Engineers and on the 17 of November, 1777 was promoted to Lt. Colonel. Gouvion worked with du Portal on planning and developing the fortifications at West Point in 1780. He also built the redoubt at Verplancks Point and also took part in the historic and epic Yorktown campaign of August thru September 1781. On the 16th of November he was brevetted Colonel and later returned to France. He officially retired from the U.S. Continental Army October 10, 1783 and returned to the French military service where on June 11, 1792 during the battle of the French Revolution he was killed at Maubeuge. According to information provided to us from the National Archives in Annapolis, Maryland a copy of a facsimile of a similar map exists and resides in their collection and further information about Gouvion is documented in their text ““Washington’s Official Map of Yorktown”. They state “Gouvion’s achievements won the following long testimonial from Washington at the end of the Virginia Campaign”. “I feel the highest pleasure in rendering justice to the distinguished military talents of Lt. Colonel Gouvion and his indefatigable perseverance and the most valuable service-his decisive judgment and spirit of enterprise have been conspicuous on all occasions-particularly in the late siege of New York-where the opening of the trenches-the commencement of the second parallel-a very important lodgment in two the enemy works that were carried sword in hand, and their connection with our attacks-were committed to him-and executed under the orders with that energy and precision which constitutes the great engineer.” “As the map of Yorktown shows by the signature affixed, Gouvion was the person responsible for the content of the map, although the actual drafting was presumably the work of a draftsman in the engineer unit. The map was drawn in black ink on a sheet about 38” x 29” in a size made up of several irregular pieces of paper. According to the explanation in the lower left corner, the British works were colored in red and those are the French and American in yellow but if the red color was used no traces of it remains. On the whole the original is in fair condition, although there are several holes in the paper that effect some words in the explanation and the interrupt slightly the representation of some of the siege works on the American right. The scale of the original measures about 1-5/8” to 200 yards or about 370 feet to 1 inch or about 1..4440. (The paper is slightly displaced at the 400 yard mark from a tear). On a large scale the map embraced the entire area of the siege works around Yorktown and shows the British defenses across the river at Gloucester as well. Around Yorktown the British works are presumably based on the more complete survey that it was possible to make after the surrender. The details of the American and French works are described in explanation which give a precise description of the siege and relates the point involved to their representation on the map”.” Our, unlike the facsimile at the National Archives is in appreciably better condition. The scale of the map is somewhat smaller and our map shows only the siege side of the river. As with the facsimile it consists of three sheets of paper laid together. The depiction is meticulously done and as the original instructions state and unlike the National Archive copy, our retains the original red coloring marking the British works and the yellow coloring marking the French and American positions. To the right is a legend with details of the phases of the siege and is called “Planned Figure of the Attacks of York and Virginia but the Allied Army of the American and France Commands by his Excellency General Washington, his Excellency Le Count Rachambeau, commanding the French Army. The 28th of September the allied army arrived before York and found the enemy in the possession of the works marked “AAA”. The night of the 29 to the 30 the enemy evacuated these posts, the opening of the trenches was made from the 6th to the 7th. “BBB” the first parallel with its communications begun as above and completed the night following. The Battery’s of the parallel were commenced from the 7th to the 8th. The 9th in the afternoon, some Battery’s were able to fire and in the morning of the 10th they were all opened. The night of the 11th-12th, the second parallel with its communications “KKKK” in the direction of CD was undertaken and finished in the course of the succeeding day and night. The 13th, the battery’s of the second parallel were commended, the _? ef of the first parallel continued to fire upon the two works, “G” and “H”. The night of the 14th and 15th the two works “G” and “H” were carried, fixed in sword in hand by Baron Deviomenil Marched of Camp and Major General Marquis de Lafayette the lodgment effect and the second parallel continued as far as those works and the communications “IIII” were made. The 17th, some of the battery’s of the second parallel commenced their fire the same day Lord Cornwallis sent to offer terms. Took the enemies works are colored with red, there of the allied army with yellow. While the facsimile at the National Archives is not nearly in as good condition as this example it is larger and depicts a wider area of the terrain. Ours is approximately 24” h w 13-1/2” h. It is not known how many of these maps were made, obviously precious few. As a result of extensive research, we were unable to find any information regarding any other example in existence other than the one referenced in the National Archives. It is likely this version was either made for Washington himself because it is a well known fact that Tobias Lear was in possession and handled Washington’s private papers upon his death. It could also be that this was acquired by Tobias Lear at the time that Gouvion executed it. In any case, it is an absolutely extraordinary historic document which has unquestionably descended either from Washington’s’ or at the very least Washington’s aid de camp to present day. It is difficult to envision a more important military map in the history of warfare in this country (our catalogers are grateful to the staff of the OSHER Map Library at the University of Southern Maine, particularly Dr. Matthew Edney for directing us to source material on these maps. Even the OSHER Map Library despite the extraordinary expansive collection does not have an example of this exceedingly rare Govion map). There are indeed other maps that have been made of Yorktown long after the siege but to our knowledge and all of our research, this is the earliest and first map ever executed and also done by Lt. Colonel Gouvion who was actually there and took part in the siege itself and as such is far more important than any other maps done long after the siege. SIZE: 13-1/2″ x 24″. CONDITION: Generally very good. There are breaks on the creases of the fold and as a result the first line in the text is extremely difficult to read. Otherwise the breaks do not create a serious problem. 9-97901 (5,000-50,000)

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2033

GEORGE WASHINGTON, ALS, TO HIS NEPHEW GEORGE AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON. 4 full, closely written pages, 4to Mt. Vernon, Oct 25, 1786 to his nephew George Austine Washington. An absolutely extraordinary letter in which Washington speaks of family issues and stated that his nephew can expect to inherit a significant parcel of land and suggests he “seat the negroes which Colo. Bassett has promised you, upon that part of the tract, on which Samuel Johnson formerly lived”. intending them to prepare and build upon it for his nephew’s future residence. Also Washington writes “if Mrs. Washington should survive me there is a moral certainty of my dying without issue, and should I be the longest liver, the matter in my opinion is almost as certain; for whilst I retain the reasoning faculties I shall never marry a girl; and it is not probable that I should have children by a woman of an age suitable to my own, should I be disposed to enter into a second marriage.” NOTE: This probably came into the possession of Tobias Lear through his marriage to the widow of George Augustine Washington, Frances Bassett Washington. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97919 (40,000-60,000)

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2034

GEORGE WASHINGTON ADS, 3 pp. on two leaves, sm. fo., February 10, 1787. “Articles of Agreement…between Edward Williams…and George Washington” for the sale of a parcel of 90 acres of land. Mentioned in the terms of sale to Washington are thirty pounds currency money of Virginia, 130 pounds of tobacco as well as the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against Williams by Washington. The acquisition of this property appears to be part of the ongoing expansion and improvement of Washington’s plantation at Mt. Vernon to which he dedicated his energies after the Revolutionary War. This is a rare document fully written in Washington’s handwriting including several scarce written examples of Washington’s full name, “George Washington”. Signed by George Washington, Edward Williams, with his mark, with two papered red wax seals, also signed by nephew, George Augustine Washington and cousin Lund Washington, manager of the estate during Washington’s wartime service. CONDITION: Fine. 9-97918 (25,000-40,000)

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2034A

TWO LETTERS: ELIZABETH WASHINGTON TO TOBIAS LEAR, ALS 1p. 4to, September 5, 1795, AND ANOTHER WASHINGTON FAMILY MEMBER LETTER. A charming note advising Tobias Lear that “Mr. Washington” would provide him with the use of a horse named Short during his stay “up the country”. Elizabeth Washington was the only sister of George Washington to survive to adulthood. The second letter dated October 25, 1795 requests a delivery of an attached letter and signed “Lau. Washington”, presumably Laurence Washington, one of George Washington’s nephews. CONDITION: Very good condition. 9-97918-1 (300-500)

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2035

TRUE COPY OF TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE BEY OF TRIPOLI, SIGNED BY JOEL BARLOW, AGENT & CONSUL GENERAL AND THE BEY OF TRIPOLI. Jan 3, 1797, in English and Arabic, 32 pps., 14-3/4 x 5-7/8, bound. Together with agreement to deliver to the Bashaw Bey various items including 12,000 Spanish dollars plus eleven further items including 50 bolts of canvas. As well as the following items delivered to American Captain O’Brien: 40,000 Spanish Dollars, 13 watches of gold…5 rings of which three of diamonds 1 of sapphire…4 caftans of brocade. Signed by Barlow & Hassen Bashaw Dey of Algiers. Tripoli Nov 21, 1796 Signed Jussef Bashaw Bey. An extraordinary manuscript seldom encountered except in official State Department Archives. SIZE: Bound book is 14-3/4″ x 5-7/8″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97907 (5,000-10,000)

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2036

TOBIAS LEAR, LS. ALGIERS, APRIL 22, 1808 PETITION TO THE DEY OF ALGIERS. 3pp., sm. fo. Algiers, April 22, 1808, in French. Petition to the Dey of Algiers regarding protection of consuls & families. A fascinating and important document regarding abuse suffered at the hands of the Dey of Algiers Achmet Pasha, on “…the 25th last of March, Mr. Ulrich, captain of Vessels, Consul General of Denmark, having just spoken very friendly to the Dey, in the name of his King, had been held in the middle of the palace of the Regency by some guards, dragged ignominiously in the galleys, confined with 60 pounds of chains and condemned to do slave labor…”. Signed by agents of seven nations; The United States of America, Great Britian, France, Denmark, Spain, Italy & Holland. CONDITION: Fine condition. 97907-1 (3,500-5,000)

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2037

THOMAS JEFFERSON, ALS. 1 full page, 4to, with address leaf franked by Jefferson to Tobias Lear, June 19, 1813, Monticello. With fascinating content on several subjects. First recounting that the Dey of Algiers and stating that probably little can be accomplished with him until “We have peace with England…but then I would, at any expense, hunt him from the ocean. A Navy equal to that object we should ever keep.” “I sincerely congratulate you on the profession of a son …As you intend him for the bar, I know no state in the Union now superior to Maryland in that science. In the hours of relaxation from this laborious study, (which ought to be at least half the hours of study)…information with the auxiliary sciences of history, ethics, politics, and to cultivate the imagination, and chasten style & taste by Poetry, and it’s kindred arts of Oratory & Rhetoric. I presume he has at College laid a decent foundation of Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, & perhaps of Nat.l history.” An extraordinary letter in which Jefferson speaks of the necessity of a navy, the State of Maryland being the best place for Lear’s son to stand for the bar, and describes in detail his concept of a good education. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97916 (5,000-10,000)

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2038

THOMAS JEFFERSON, ALS. 1p., 4to, Philadelphia Nov 5, 1793 to Mr. Cathalan American Vice-Consul in Marseilles. A letter of recommendation for Tobias Lear visiting “such parts of Europe as he supposes may furnish him either articles or connections in the mercantile line useful for his position. He is well known as late Secretary to President Washington, & I can further assure you he is a person of great understanding, direction, activity & of the utmost perfect integrity…” CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-97908 (3,000-5,000)

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2039

THOMAS JEFFERSON (AS PRESIDENT) & JAMES MADISON (AS SEC. OF STATE), DS. 1 p., dbl. fo. vellum. Washington Nov 18, 1803 with papered, red wax seal of the United States, Appointment of Tobias Lear as Consul General for the City and Kingdom of Algiers. CONDITION: Very fine condition, including seal. 9-97906 (2,000-3,000)

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2040

THOMAS JEFFERSON, ALS. 1p., 4to Philadelphia Nov 5, 1793 to Mr. Grand. A letter of recommendation for Tobias Lear. CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-97915 (3,000-5,000)

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2041

COPY, IN A SECRETARIAL HAND, WITH SECRETARIAL SIGNATURE, sm. fo. April 14, 1806. From President Thomas Jefferson to the Senate and House of Representatives regarding an incident involving the seizure of a Tunisian ship in the bay of Tunis during the blockade and the rebuffed attempts to establish a treaty of peace with the Bey of Tripoli. It is stated that the refusal of the Bey to agree to terms amounted to “a threat of war”. CONDITION: Fine. 9-97905 (500-1,000)

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2042

JAMES MADISON, ALS. 1/2 p., 4to, one p., Washington, July 9, 1814 with address leaf franked by Madison, to Tobias Lear offering him a vacancy on the office of the Accountant to the Dept. of War. Lear notes “offer declined” July 17, 1814. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97913 (800-1,200)

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2043

JAMES MADISON, ALS TO WILLIAM EUSTIS, GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS. 1p., 4to Washington Nov 1, 1813. Concerning a circular to the consuls and commercial agents of the Unites States. Accompanied by a typeset circular on the subject. Hand signed by James Madison. CONDITION: Letter of transmittal in fine condition, except broken at folds. 9-97914 (750-1,500)

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2044

MARTHA WASHINGTON, ALS IN THE HANDWRITING OF TOBIAS LEAR. 1p., 4to, Mt. Vernon December 31,1799 to Pres. John Adams. In spite of her own feelings on the matter Mrs. Washington agrees to the request of Congress to have George Washington’s body interred in the Capitol building. (The plan was not carried out and Pres. Washington was interred at Mt.Vernon). CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-97911 (1,500-2,500)

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2045

TOBIAS LEAR ALS 1-1/2 PAGE 4TO MT. VERNON JANUARY 1ST, 1800. In this letter to President John Adams, Lear thanks Adams and his wife for their condolences for the loss. The President, with Congress, had made a request to move Washington’s body and have it deposited in a tomb there in Washington. “After a severe struggle, Mrs. Washington has yielded to the request made by Congress, as you will find from her letter.”. He goes on to state that having lived with Washington for some forty years, the only thing she has to look forward to is that her remains be deposited in the same tomb as his. Lear states “consent to an act which possibly, might deprive her”. He goes on to say “I have ventured to give her the firmest assurance of my belief that the removal of the General’s Body would not deprive her of this consolation, which is so dear to a mind affected like her’s.”. He makes it very clear to Adams that while she consents to have Washington’s body moved to the tomb, it is with the understanding that with her demise she can be interred with Washington. Of course the plan was not carried out and Washington was interred at Mt. Vernon. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97910 (1,000-2,000)

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2046

J.W. CRACK, ALS. 1-1/2pps., 8vo, April 20, 1790 to Mrs. Washington at Mt. Vernon stating that “I think it probable that Maria is going to have the measles” with detailed suggestion for treatment. CONDITION: Large blank area torn from address leaf; otherwise very good. 9-97909 (500-750)

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2047

WILLIAM WINSTANLEY, ALS. 2pps., small folio, New York December 23, 1799 to Tobias Lear stating that he is, “preparing to paint a full length portrait of the late general Washington…to determine his likeness as correctly as possible, I have lately purchased the original head painted from life by Stuart…but in order to give a just resemblance of figure likewise, it is necessary that I have a model. I therefore request the use of one of his suits if velvet…” Winstanley then states that “If however it should be necessary to acquaint Mrs. Washington with this request, and the mentioning of it deemed improper, I shall feel contented to relinquish the object contemplated by it altogether…” Winstanley states that if the suit can be obtained it should be sent by mail to “the care of Gen. Hamilton…the oldest is as fit for my purpose as the newest.” Marvin Sadik, the former director of The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, is among those who believe (on stylistic grounds) that the full length oil of Washington in the East Room of The White House is by Winstanley, and not by Gilbert Stuart. CONDITION: The letter is in good condition and complete, but broken on quarter folds. 9-97912 (1,500-2,500)

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2048

MAJ. GEORGE AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON, MT. VERNON APRIL 1, 1792 TO TOBIAS LEAR. A letter from the nephew of George Washington to Tobias Lear discussing their health and their re-acquaintance, and other personal topics. Together with letter of introduction from Bushrod Washington to Lear, 1p., 4to Alexandria, Nov 22, 1791, introducing Robert Scott a near relation of Mrs. Washington from Great Britain who intends to spend a short time in Philadelphia…a gentleman of very amicable and accomplished manner.” CONDITION: Significant loss to part of the signature of George Augustine Washington at point of seal (the portion separated is beneath the seal). 9-97917 (500-750)

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2049

GEN. CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY, ALS. 1p., sm. fo. to Tobias Lear, Mt. Vernon Dec. 17, 1799. A short but eloquent letter of condolence for Mrs. Washington “I shall not attempt to express my feelings on this occasion; language cannot describe them. I have lost a friend & father.” CONDITION: Very good condition. 9-97922 (500-1,000)

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2050

TOBIAS LEAR, ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1803-1805. Lot of five pieces. 40 pp., 8vo. “Of sundries purchased…and shipped on board the U.S. Brig Syren (?), Charles Stewart, Commander…Nov 22, 1803”. Included are a number of gold snuff boxes and gold repeating watches which were subsequently given to various notables including the Bey of Tripoli, the Bey of Tunis, the Bashaw of Tripoli, the Prime Minister of Algiers, the Moorish Secretary of the Bey of Tunis, the Christian Secretary of the Bey of Tunis and others. This account book also deals with yards of cloth material, damask and gold brocade “distributed at Tripoli”; two chests of tea, also articles sent by Richard O’Brien to Joseph L. Cathcart and by him to Tobias Lear. These include a necklace of a hundred pearls valued at twelve hundred dollars and a diamond ring solitaire valued at eight hundred dollars. This account book is accompanied by two invoice books detailing the cost of jewelry and cloth, the first totaling $16,302 and the second $15,903. These account and invoice books are accompanied by two account books detailing construction work costs done on a parcel of land. 1815-16. CONDITION: Good. 9-98649 (5,000-10,000)

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2050A

“ACCOUNTS TO BE RAISED IN THE BOOKS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES”. 3 pp. folio “The Treasury of the US to be charged with all allowance provisions & made for the Presidt as they may become due” House Expenses” including “Servants Wages & Clothes – all articles consumed in the family – furniture & – purchased or repaired” “Stable Carriages”. A highly interesting document in view of the fact that Washington preferred not to be paid but rather to have his expenses paid by the government. Together with an account of Mr. Lewis salary from May 1, 1789 to March 1, 1791. CONDITION: Fine. 9-98658 (3,000-5,000)

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2050B
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: This Stephen Decatur letter is the original period “copy” of the original done by his clerk on board the Intrepid.

STEPHEN DECATUR TO COMM. PREBLE. 3pp., 4to. on board the ketch “Intrepid” at sea. Feb. 17, 1804. Concerning his authorized destruction of the Frigate “Philadelphia” in the Harbor of Tripoli on Feb. 16, 1804 “The frigate was moved within half gunshott of the Bashaw’s Castle.” About twenty of the Bashaw’s men were killed. “I inform you I had not a man killed in this affair”. An eloquent and detailed letter about this event also listing the American officer employed destroying the Philadelphia. Including James Lawrence, Joseph Barnbridge and Thomas McDonough. CONDITION: Very good condition. 9-97921 (750-1,250)

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2050C

FIVE LETTERS FROM GENERAL ROBERT MONTGOMERY TO TOBIAS LEAR. Five letters from General Robert Montgomery, Alicante, Spain dated Dec. 1, 1803 to July 24, 1808 to Tobias Lear. Interesting content frequently detailing French affairs, English military events, some under Gen. Arthur Wellesly, later General Wellington. CONDITION: Good. 9-98654-1, 9-98655 (350-450)

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2050D

TWELVE MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS TO TOBIAS LEAR. Included are twelve miscellaneous letters to Tobias Lear from Charles D Coxe, Captain Porter, Commodore Morris with interesting content relating to events during the conflict with the Barbary Powers. These letters are mainly dated 1803-1809. CONDITION: Good. 9-98654 (350-350)

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2050E

COMMODORE WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE LETTERS. All but five in the hand of Bainbridge spanning the period of this and his crew’s imprisonment by the Bashaw of Tripoli. Letters are dated January 14, 1804 through June 11, 1805. A most fascinating group of letters describing his captivity and its privations along with advice to Tobias Lear regarding the strengths and vulnerabilities of his captors. Along with a cordial personal letter of 1813 to Lear. In a letter dated February 8, 1804 Bainbridge gives a vivid description of the battle resulting in the capture of his ship “Philadelphia” and crew. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97927 (3,000-5,000)

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2050F

SIX IMPORTANT LETTERS FROM COMMODORE EDWARD PREBLE INVOLVING TRIPOLI AND THE WAR. 1) Commodore Edward Preble, 6 ALS 5 4to, 1 large Fo. October 14, 1803 through January 17, 1804 on board USS Constitution; all to Tobias Lear. One citing that the United States and Tripoli are in a state of war. In order to “distress the enemy” he proposes to blockade the port of Tripoli, and asks Tobias Lear to “communicate this information to the government of Algiers” and “the consuls of neutral powers”. 2) Having blockaded Tripoli, Preble sails for Naples where he applies to the King for various cannon which he hopes to use against the Tripolitans and speaks of Capt. O’Brien’s unsuccessful attempts to negotiate with the Bashaw for the release of the Americans and conclude peace talks with Tripoli. He relates how the Emperor of Russia has asked the “Grand Seignior” “to send a Firman Thirther and demand the release of the Americans”. He goes on to state that M. Beaussier the French consul had done nothing to aid the imprisoned Americans although he had said he had. 3) Edward Preble L.S. 2pp 4to, Jan 17, 1804 to Tobias Lear. “On Dec 23rd in sight of Tripoli. I captured a vessel under Turkish colours….She had on board two Tripoline officers of distinction…30 young black women and twelve black boys some belonging to the Bashaw…I hope this capture will enable me to effect the release of some of my countrymen as I have proposed an exchange…it will not do to be too anxious for the ransom of our friends. 4) Together with a copy of this letter…Edward Preble ALS 4pp 4th. Jan 31, 1804. Describing in great detail the treachery of the captain of the captured Turkish vessel regarding American sailors who were made prisoner. (Relates to Preble letter dated Jan 17, 1804 also in this group). He states the prize, (the Turkish ship) has been equipped as a cruiser under the command of Decatur. Also outlining settlement proposals of the Bashaw’s representative, which Preble finds unacceptable. A fascinating letter full of drama and colorful detail. CONDITION: Overall good except the seal tear damaged Preble’s signature. 9-98651 (5,000-10,000)

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2050G
Revised: 2/3/2010

Correction: The Decatur report is as indicated in the catalog a (period) copy and thus not in his hand.

COMMODORE EDWARD PREBLE’S LETTER RECOUNTING BURNING OF THE PHILADELPHIA ALONG WITH STEPHEN DECATUR’S ACCOUNT. Edward Preble LS 2-1/2 pp Feb 17, 1804 on the “Constitution” detailing the burning of the Philadelphia lead by Captain Decatur without losing a man but killing between twenty and thirty “Tripolines”. A vivid blow by blow recounting the dramatic end of the ship Philadelphia. Together with this letter is a copy of Stephen Decatur’s report of the same incident. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98652 (2,000-3,000)

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2051

SEVEN LETTERS FROM EDWARD PREBLE TO TOBIAS LEAR. There are seven letters, same ALS, same LS. Sept. 30, 1803 to Dec 22, 1804 to Tobias Lear. Various communications between Preble and Tobias Lear during the campaign against the Barbary Powers. Interesting and detailed content. CONDITION: Generally good. 9-98653 (500-800)

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2052

RICHARD O’BRIEN, MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK. Sm. 4to, 1801-1804, in two sections. The first 52 pps “U States in act. current on the Annuities with Algiers”. The second 62 pps. “Customs E-C of Algiers, copies from the papers of Richard O’Brien, January 1804”. O’Brien was American Consul General to Algiers 1791-1803. Both sections are highly detailed and fascinating to read. An extraordinary manuscript dealing with an exciting episode in American history. Bound in paper boards. CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-97926 (5,000-10,000)

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2053

JOHN STORER’S DIARY DEALING WITH THE FIRST PART OF THE EXPEDITION AGAINST LOUISBURG AND CAPE BRETON. 11 pps., 12mo bound in a calf covered blank journal March 8 – April 30, 1745. “put into Portsmouth harbor on March 9 and lodged at General Pepperrills”; March 19th 1745; “Came to sail with several other Transports”; April 5 “brought in a prize french sloop…with ten men”; April 9 “The army mustering on shore”; April 11 “The whole Army on shore on Canso Island.”; April 14 “ye eight great guns were raised up to the fort and ye blockhouse”; April 18 “captn Dunahew & captn Swan took a small french brig”…Generall Pepperrill’s negro Cato being on board; April 20 “ye french and indian prisoners to be kindly taken care of and sent directly to Boston”; April 24 “major Generall Woolcott from Connetticut with Eight Sail of vessells & men came into Canso and Joyned our Forces”; final entry April 30, 1745. A highly detailed account of events which has never been published. CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-97930 (3,000-5,000)

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2054

CIPHER PAPERS. Almost certainly used by Tobias Lear while he was Consul General in Algiers together with 1 4TO sheet of numbers in Lear’s handwriting. CONDITION: Good. 9-97904 (750-1,250)

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2055

JOHN PINTARD LS 1P, 4TO AUGUST 24, 1790 TO TOBIAS LEAR. Regarding the request of the Tammany Society to allow Mr. Joseph Wright to paint a portrait of President Washington for the Society. A “Dr. Smith, Grand Sachem of the Tammany Society is directed to wait on the President with the request…”. A highly important letter relating to an important image of Washington. CONDITION: Fine. 9-98641 (750-1,250)

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2056

ROBERT MORRIS ALS 1-1/2P., OCTOBER 26, 1793. A letter of recommendation for Tobias Lear. CONDITION: Fine. 9-98642 (250-350)

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2057

COMMODORE SAMUEL BARRON 2 L.S., MALTA, MAY 18 & MAY 26, 1805. The first 6-1/2 pp. sm. fo. The second 1-1/2 pp. sm. fo. to Tobias Lear, Consul General of the United States to the Barbary Powers. Highly interesting detailed account of the situation concerning Yosuf Bashaw and Captain Bainbridge’s captivity by the Bashaw’s forces. In view of his own ill health, Commodore Barron resigns his post to Captain John Rodgers aboard the “Constitution”. CONDITION: Very good with some fold breaks. 9-98646 (1,500-2,500)

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2058

N. NISSON, DANISH CONSUL AT TRIPOLI TO TOBIAS LEAR ALS, JULY 10, 1804. 2-1/2 pp. sm. fo. In this letter, Nisson explains to Tobias Lear that it would be necessary for him to “postpone” his acceptance of President Jefferson’s gift of a gold snuff box. Nisson explained that in accepting the gift, his position of neutrality in the eyes of the Bashaw would be compromised. “The Bashaw would see in me an open enemy” and make it impossible for him to be of help to Captain Bainbridge and his fellow prisoners. A highly interesting letter. CONDITION: Fine. 9-98647 (500-750)

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2059

TWO LETTERS OF STEPHEN DECATUR. 1) A 1-pg. small folio containing the appeal of Stephen Decatur and crew of the “RISING SUN ” for prize money arising from the sale of the Brigantine “GRACE” captured by them. A detailed letter of the claim. 2) Together with a letter to Francis Hopkinson, Judge of the Court of Admiralty for the State of Pennsylvania regarding the bill of “Stephen de Cater”(sic) Commander of the Privateer “ROYAL LOUIS” requesting the prize money for sale of contents of the ship “ACTIVE”. CONDITION: Minor staining otherwise good. 9-98644 (350-550)

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2060

DECATUR PROPERTY DEED DOCUMENT. Document signed. Vellum 1 p. giant folio. Stephen Decatur and his wife Ann Decatur’s indenture dated December 1802. Selling a parcel of land in the township of Byberry, Pennsylvania to Peter McCall for 5,000 pounds. With Red wax impressions of their seals. A highly detailed account of the property and the Decaturs’ rights to it. CONDITION: Excellent. 9-98645 (750-1,250)

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2061

LOT OF 17TH & 18TH CENTURY DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE TEN EYCK FAMILY OF NEW YORK CITY CONCERNING THE EAST RIVER AND PIER #8. 1) Large parchment indenture between Thomas Brown and Mary Ten Eyck January 28, 1756 for a NY City parcel 2) Another for water lot in the Dock Ward of NY City signed by the Mayor Whitehead Hicks, 1775 and between the May and Mary Ten Eyck. 3) Another dated 1773 between Benjamin Moore and the Mayor of NY City for water lot in the Dock Ward of NY City. 4) Another dated 1774 between Benjamin Moore and Thomas Ten Eyck “Release for a water lot in the Dock Ward of the City of New York”. 5) Another dated 1784 between Robert Deal and Thomas Ten Eyck. 6) Included is a broadside dated 1801 by M. Ward & Co. for a meeting concerning a pier to be sunk. 7) Two wills dated 1686 and 1727 by Conrad Ten Eyck. Plus five other indentures. SIZE: Varies. CONDITION: Generally good. 9-97944 (400-800)

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2062

GENERAL HENRY KNOX, ALS. 1p., sm. fo. to William Eustis, Gov. of Massachusetts Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1792. A very polite letter stating “I pray you to write me freely whenever you see an opportunity”. Franked cover with two postal stamps: “FREE” and THREE over 1A in a circle. CONDITION: Fine condition except small tear. 9-98635 (500-700)

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2063

RICHARD VARICK, ALS. 1 p., sm. fo. New York, July 19, 1790, To Tobias Lear, Varick, mayor of New York states “The corporation of this city have this Day resolved to request the Favor of the President of the United States to permit Mr Trumbull to take his picture to be placed in the Hall as a monument of the Respect of the Inhabitants of this City for Him.” CONDITION: Fine condition save for small seal tear. 9-98634 (1,000-1,500)

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2064

OLIVER HAZARD PERRY, ALS. 1p., 4TO. Newport June 19, 1817 to Lt. Storer asking him to report the “LYNX” to the president “through one of the officers attending him.” CONDITION: Fine condition, seal tear. 9-98636 (500-750)

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2065

EDWARD PREBLE, ANS. 1p., 4TO. Docketed by recipient Oct 1, 1803 TO TOBIAS LEAR, inviting Tobias Lear “to dine”. CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-98637 (150-250)

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2066

DANIEL WEBSTER, ALS. 1p., 4TO. Boston Nov. 17, 1837 to B. STORER introducing Mr. Emerson. CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-98639 (50-100)

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2067

WILLIAM BARNBRIDGE, LS. 1p., 4TO. to Lt. G. W. Storer commanding the U.S. ship “Independence” June 30, 1813, ordering him to “proceed to the Mediterranean and report yourself to the commanding officer of the United States Naval Forces there, off Algiers is the most probable place to find him” CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-98638 (150-250)

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2068

TWO VOLUME DIARY OF SAMUEL PHILBRICK, BROOKLINE, MASS 1830-1856. A remarkably detailed diary covering the period 1830-1856 with thorough records of weather and many interesting references to the anti-slavery movement, various shipwrecks, farming notes, a visit to his home by Lucretia Mott, and William Lloyd Garrison and Mrs. Garrison as well as detailed accounts of escaped fugitive slaves. In addition, on July 23, 1837 he recounts the attack by a group of “ruffians” upon Mr. Codding who was giving an anti-slavery lecture at Brighton, with mention of September 1848 of the Eastern railroad and the Burlington railroad. Also included is a printed card from Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. Each volume has more than 150 pages each. CONDITION: Very good with covers being either separated or loose. 9-98659 (800-1,200)

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2069

EDWARD PREBLE & JOHN RODGERS LETTERS. 1) Edward Preble LS. 1 pg. 4 to Jan. 31, 1804 aboard the Constitution to Richard O’Brien. “I believe the Bashaw has a disposition to make peace with the United States”. 2) LS 2pp, sm. fo. June 1, 1806, John Rodgers speaks of the fact that the “Tripoline Treaty was ratified by a majority of twenty-one” by Congress to Tobias Lear. A highly pertinent pair of letters. CONDITION: Fine. 9-98657 (1,000-1,500)

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2070

FOUR DOCUMENTS INCLUDING A LETTER FROM CAPTAIN JOHN RODGERS, APRIL 1805 ABOARD THE CONSTITUTION. Lot includes four documents; one from Lieut. Com. Porter 29 April 1806 “Plan of a Telegraph”. Very attractive grid illustration of signal flags and a key to their reading. Also included is five pages of “News by the U.S.S. Sch. Enterprise” 29th April 1806; a highly interesting account of a sea battle between the French and the English as well as other news of the day together with a 5-1/2 page “Extracts from the Journal” dated 1809 and assumed to be by Richard O’Brien as visits with the Bashaw are mentioned as well as mundane matters relating to maintenance of Consular buildings in a secretarial hand. Along with this lot are 2 ALS by John Rodgers; one aboard the U.S. Frigate Constitution off Tripoli, April 18, 1805 to Tobias Lear regarding guns that can be used when negotiating with the Barbary Powers. As well as another ALS from John Rodgers to Tobias Lear, Boston April 13, 1813 welcoming Lear back to the United States. CONDITION: Overall very good. 9-98656 (500-700)

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2071

BOUND POEM OF THE DEATH OF STEPHEN DECATUR. Unidentified author. Very carefully handwritten 72 page poem on the death of Stephen Decatur on March 15, 1820 written in April 1820. Period binding spine shot. CONDITION: Good. 9-98660 (800-1,200)

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2072

SAMUEL STORER ACCOUNT BOOK & LETTER. Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy L.S. 1p. 4to Feb. 7, 1809 appointing Samuel Storer naval agent for the Port of Portland. “He is to be allowed 2 percent on all sums of money paid and expended by you on public account.” Together with Storer’s account book Feb. 16, 1809 to October 5, 1815 (Storer died on October 6, 1815). CONDITION: Good, covers are heavily worn. 9-98661 (800-1,200)

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2073

MRS STEPHEN DECATUR ADS, 1-1/2P. 4TO LISTING THE SILVER SERVICE. Presented to her husband by the citizens of Baltimore “obliged to be sold in consequence of the reduced circumstances of his family”. (Now in the Decatur house in Washington). CONDITION: Fine. 9-98643 (350-500)

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2074

LG. MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF 19TH C. BUSINESS DOCUMENTS, MOST ICHABOD GOODWIN. A large miscellaneous group of 19th century business documents and canceled checks, mostly of Ichabod Goodwin, Governor of New Hampshire, some nautical, some railroad in nature with occasional interesting post marks. Among the interesting items different in nature is a letter of Captain Pearson of the Portsmouth Navy Yard April 26, 1861 to Governor Goodwin regarding securing the safety of Portsmouth Harbor during the Civil War. Also an ALS of Commodore William H. Barron (1847 to Governor Goodwin). Among the business papers is a lengthy and detailed accounting of the purchase of English chinaware. Also an ALS of G. B. Bartlett, Concord Massachusetts Sept. 13, 1867 enclosing a “climbing fern” discovered by Thoreau and found only in two places in America (not present). Finally two telegrams to Governor Goodwin concerning the assassination of Lincoln April 14, 1865 “at 2:30 A.M. The case was considered absolutely hopeless…The murder is supposed to been committed by J. Wilkes Booth, actor who escaped.” Another telegram of April 15 to Governor Goodwin stating that “Lincoln died at 7:22 this a.m.”. This material deserves a careful reading. CONDITION: Good condition 9-97920 (2,000-4,000)

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2075

LARGE LOT OF LETTERS AND RECORD BOOKS OF ICHABOD GOODWIN. Ichabod Goodwin was born in South Berwick, Maine October 10, 1796, died July 4, 1882. He was a successful merchant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and became master and part owner of several ships. He married Sara Parker Rice and later became Governor of New Hampshire. In May of 1861 when the Civil War broke out Goodwin responded to the first call of soldiers by borrowing funds against his own name to equip two regiments. Lot includes an 18th Century domed leather bound trunk filled with letters and documents together with numerous other letters and documents. Generally all relating to business matters or the various ships in which he had part owners. Many bills and receipts, a large number of stamped and print envelopes, approximately 20 small account books. In all there are approximately well over 100 letters, most with envelopes; an equally large number of receipts and records relating to business. The majority of these are from the early 19th Century, 1820’s to 1850’s. CONDITION: Varies considerably but generally good. 9-97928, 9-97944 (500-1,000)

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2076

DOCUMENTS AND DEEDS RELATING TO COMMODORE STEPHEN DECATUR. Includes a very large parchment deed dated 1796 to Stephen Decatur, a bond to Stephen Decatur dated 1803 for $4,444, a deed to Peter McCall of Philadelphia, also a petition for a resolution to the Senate for the benefit a pension for Mrs. Susan Decatur, widow from Commodore Stephen Decatur U.S.N, dated March 3, 1887; Also a copy of the Congressional Globe dated Feb. 22, 1834 which includes an article “A bill to compensate Susan Decatur and others, widow of Commodore Decatur”. CONDITION: Varies, some of the documents are broken on the folds, staining and soiling. 9-98743 (250-450)

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2077

GROUP OF 17TH & 18TH CENTURY DEEDS, LETTERS, AND PAPERS RELATING TO THE WILLIAM A. RICE AND SHAPLEIGH FAMILY OF PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE. Includes a 1711 agreement and a 1754 transcribed tax collection booklet for “Town & Country Tax, 1754 to Wm. Samuel Rice, one of the Constables of Town of Kittery within said county of York, Greetings…”. Rice was a successful business man who dies in 1851. He was the father of Mrs. Ichabod Goodwin, husband of which was Governor of New Hampshire for some years. Approximately 40+ documents and letters together with the tax book. CONDITION: Varies greatly. 9-98744 (200-400)

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2078

LARGE ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS FOR COMMANDER GEORGE WASHINGTON STORER. Storer, the nephew of Tobias Lear was born May 4, 1789 and died January 8, 1864. He was a career Naval officer entering in 1809 as a mid shipman, commissioned as a lieutenant in 1813, served on the ship “Independence” on the Mediterranean station in 1815-1816, Commanded the schooner “Lynx” on New England coast in the Gulf of Mexico in 1817, Cruised on frigate “Congress” and “Jabar” in the West Indies in 1818 & 1819, served on the frigate “Constitution” in the Mediterranean in 1820-1824. He was commission Master Commandant April 1828, Captain in 1837 and commanded the received ship “Constellation” at Boston in 1839. The frigate “Potoma” of Brazil station in 1840-1842 and in the Navy Yard in Portsmouth in 1843-1846. He was Commander in Chief of the Brazil squadron in 1847-1850, and was President of the Board of Inquiry and in 1855-1857 he was Governor of the Naval Asylum in Philadelphia. This lot includes a few hundred letters and documents that span over the period of his career relating to all matters of his business and Naval responsibilities. Also included is a hand written ledger book of the Biography of Beneficiaries of the United States Naval Asylum in Philadelphia in which there are approximately 90 pages of information relating to various beneficiaries citing their name, age, their service, etc. The book dates to around the mid 19th Century as this is when he was in charge of the Asylum. A number of the individuals outlined in the book joined the Naval service in the 18th Century and some of the accounts are rather lengthy and interesting concerning their service records. Also included are two-leather bound ledgers relating to various court-martials. Many of the inclusions are dated in the 1840’s and covers a number of cases. Another similar volume dated in the late 1840’s titled “Copy” consists of approximately 190 pages also covering various court-martials. In addition, is an order book with dates starting in 1839 consisting of approximately 30 pages of copies of orders written on board the U.S.S. Columbus, the U.S. Frigate Potomac and Constellation. Together with a small hand written booklet titled “Convoy Signal Book U.S. Ship Boston 1830”. The book begins with a number of color illustrations depicting various signal flags and what they indicate and consists of approximately 6 pages of hand written and watercolor drawings. An account book dated 1854 for groceries, a text titled “Boat Armorment of the US Navy” by J.A. Dalgrin, 1856. Another book titled “Instructions” in relation to the preparation of vessels that go out for battle, dated 1852. Book titled “Instructions to Naval Store Keepers and Pursers” dated 1855. Hand written journal from 1848-1850 titled “Record Book of the US Frigate Brandywine Flagship of Commander George W. Storer, Brazil Station”. Many of the pages titled Rio Di Janeiro, the journal with 50+ entry pages of text. Also a hand written booklet titled “Ordinance Book U.S. Frigate “Potomac”” includes gun exercises, extract from the Captain M.Z. Perry’s gun report, charges of powder for gun and is titled in the beginning “Navy Commissioners Office 30 May 1840”. Apparently a request from Captain Kerny asking for a manual to be prepared regarding the use of the 8” guns. This paper covered ledger covers in detail how they should be handled, charged, fired, etc. Also an “Orders of Rules and Regulation” paper ledger of the U.S. S. Brandywine dated 1847. It being half full consisting of approximately 50+ pages. Finally, another hand written “General Orders and Internal Regulations of the U.S.S. Boston”, George Washington Storer, Esq. Commander. No date but appears to possibly be from the 1840’s. This is a large, very diversified and very interesting archive of nautical information spanning one famous Naval officers entire career. CONDITION: Varies but generally good overall. 9-98745 (3,000-5,000)

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2080

TWO CARDBOARD BOXES FILLED WITH VARIOUS PAPER EPHEMERA. Most dealing with various branches of the Decatur-Storer family, etc. A few 18th Century items, the majority however, 19th & early 20th Century. CONDITION: Varies, generally good. 9-98741 (250-450)

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2082

LOG BOOK FOR THE SHIP “DELAWARE” DATED JANUARY, 1844. Outlining a cruise that originated in the harbor of Mahon, Spain. Included in the ship’s crew was Robert B. Storer. The trip and log end on March 22, 1844. The inside front cover in pencil signed “Robert B. Storer U.S.N.”. Also noted on the inside front cover is “Gulf of Mexico, April 14, 1845 U.S.N. Potomac bound to Vera Cruz out 150 miles intend to bombard the Castle of San Juan _ _ _ _ _ _”. SIZE: 9-3/4” x 8-1/4”. CONDITION: Binding soiled and stained. A number of the interior pages and most of the blank pages have been scribbled over at some time with various mathematical equations. 9-98740 (400-800)

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2083

GENERAL LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHS RELATING TO THE STORER AND DECATUR FAMILIES. Includes some images of Commander Stephen Decatur. Some images are identified, many are not. Lot includes a large photograph of Mrs. Decatur dated September 15, 1856; in excess of 75 pieces in all. Includes carte de visites and numerous cabinet photos. Most were 19th Century, some early 20th Century. CONDITION: Varies, a few in poor condition but most in very good condition. 9-98736 (250-500)

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2084

LETTERS OF CONDOLENCE TO COMMANDER GEORGE DEWEY. 30-odd letters of condolence to Commander George Dewey on the death of his wife in 1873 from various Naval colleagues including one from David D. Porter together with several communications to Dewey from the Navy Department. Dewey was one of the longest-serving American Naval figures of the 19th century, achieving his greatest fame in the Spanish-American War. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97929 (300-500)

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2085

ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED APPOINTMENT FOR LT. COMMANDER JOSEPH M. BRADFORD. This U.S. Naval commission for Joseph M. Bradford fully signed in lower right “Abraham Lincoln” and co-signed “Gideon Wells, Secretary of Navy” dated July 16, 1862. SIZE: 17-1/4″ x 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Generally very good. Normal folding creases. Signature strong. 9-97941 (4,000-5,000)

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2086
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: The Franklin Pierce document is Secretarially signed for him.

LOT OF EIGHT VARIOUS PRESIDENTIAL SIGNED APPOINTMENTS. Joseph M. Bradford as Lieutenant dated the 14th of September 1855. There are two identical appointments both signed by Franklin Pierce, President. Appointment for Bradford as captain on the retired list in the navy dated 2nd of November 1871 signed by Ulysses S. Grant. An appointment for Bradford as Lieutenant in the navy on the 14th of September 1855. An appointment for Joseph M. Bradford as Mid-Shipman 10th of January 1840, signed by President John Tyler. Other appointments include one for Justin Dimick, Captain and Brevet Major 1st Regiment United States Artillery Mexican War, 1st day of July 1854, signed Franklin Pierce. Another for Charles C. Rogers, Captain in the navy October 1908, signed Theodore Roosevelt. Another for Stephen Decatur, Jr. appointed as an Insign in Class I USNRF on February 19, 1918. Finally, an appointment for Philip E.M. Walker, First Lieutenant of the Infantry 2nd day of March 1899, signed by President McKinley. CONDITION: Generally good on all appointments with the exception of the McKinley which has various small bug holes. 9-97942 (1,500-2,500)

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2087
Revised: 2/2/2010

IMPORTANT NOTE: In our original catalog description we indicated that family notes had indicated that this flag came from the U.S.S. Scorpion built in 1813 and used by the U.S. Navy from 1813-1814 on the Great Lakes in the War of 1812. We also noted that at least one flag expert had indicated that there were a couple of construction techniques present in the flag that implied that it could have been made a little bit later in the 19th century. Further research by our flag consultant, John Sexton, has discovered that in the history of the U.S. Navy, there have been six different vessels carrying the name of “Scorpion”; the first built in 1812 which was a block sloop used in the War of 1812 to 1814 as part of Joshua Barney’s Chesapeake Bay flotilla. The second “Scorpion” is the same one referenced in our catalog description. The third “Scorpion” was built in 1847, a bark-rigged steamer of the Mexican-American War and in commission from 1847-1848.

There were future “Scorpions”, all of which definitely are not applicable here; one was a patrol yacht and gunboat commissioned in 1898-1899 which was built far too late to have used this flag. Also a Gato-class submarine commissioned from 1942 until it was lost in 1944 – again too late to have used this flag. Finally, a skip-jack class submarine commissioned in 1960 and lost in the Cold War accident in 1968 – again too late. So of the various “Scorpion” vessels that could be considered, the only ones that could be considered are the “Scorpions” built in 1812, in 1813 (which we reference in our catalog) and in 1847.

If in fact it is the “Scorpion” built in 1847, this ship has a reasonably interesting and important history. It took part in the Mexican War; it was built in 1846 as a commercial steam ship, “S. S. Aurora” by Bishop and Simonson at New York City. The Navy purchased the Aurora” in January of 1847 for use in the Mexican War and commissioned her as the “U.S.S. Scorpion”. She saw one year of service and then in August of 1848 she was decommissioned and sold at auction. The “Scorpion” itself played an important part in helping to shape the development of the U.S. Naval fleet.

At the outbreak of the Mexican War, there was a movement within the Naval Department to transition from sailing vessels to steam vessels; one of the greatest advocates was Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858), he was the younger brother of the famous Oliver Hazard Perry and Matthew, like his older brother, was an important and instrumental figure in the Navy. He had a distinguished service but also, his tremendous advocacy for steam vessels and their benefit to the Navy eventually resulted in his being referred to as the “Father of Steam Powered Fleet”. The “Scorpion”, after being acquired was immediately sent to Mexico to take part in the war. At the time of her arrival, Perry transitioned from the “U.S.S. Mississippi” which he captained to the “U.S.S. Scorpion”, which became the flagship of his squadron. He captured the Mexican city of Frontera, demonstrated against Tabasco and took part in the Tampico expedition. The primary reason for his transition from the “Mississippi” to the “Scorpion” was that the “Scorpion”, a totally steam-powered vessel was capable of doing things that a normal sailing vessel could not. In addition, its draft was very shallow and thus allowed him to travel well up the river to accomplish the various military goals that were set. The usage and ability of the steam-powered vessels by Perry and other Naval officers during the Mexican War, helped to convince the U.S. Navy to transition fully to steam power.

Commodore Perry’s distinguished career did not end with the Mexican War, however, in 1852 he embarked from Norfolk, Virginia for Japan in command of a squadron whose goal was to develop a trade treaty with Japan.

As pointed out in our earlier catalog description, because of the construction techniques it is possible that the flag was made for the “Scorpion” vessel from the War of 1812 but it also, because of a couple of characteristics in the construction of the flag, it also could possibly have been used on the third “Scorpion” built in 1847 which took part in the Mexican War. In either case, this is a most important flag and the history of the vessels that it could have come off each are distinguished and of historical significance. A truly important American Naval flag!

RARE 16-STAR AMERICAN FLAG, IDENTIFIED TO THE USS SCORPION, FROM THE WAR OF 1812. The 16-star American flag was first introduced in 1796 when Tennessee became a state. Precious few of these early flags with this star count are known today in any collections. Consists of four rows with four stars in the canton. The stars are cotton with double appliqué. The flag is totally hand sewn and made of loose wool bunting. On the hoist is inked in very old period script, “SCORPION”. A note accompanying this flag from one of the family members refers to this as the famous USS Scorpion a schooner built in 1813 in Presque Isle Lake Eerie, New York. It was launched in the spring of 1813 for service on the upper Great Lakes during the War of 1812. It was originally commanded by sailing master Stephen Champlin, first cousin of Oliver Hazard Perry. It operated with commodore Perry’s squadron on Lake Erie during the summer and fall of 1813. It participated in various notable engagements. One was in the Battle of “Put-In-Bay”, Lake Erie on September 10th, 1813, which resulted in the defeat and capture of the British fleet. Prior to that on August 14th, the Scorpion together with the Niagara and Tigress blockaded and demolished the British schooner Nancy at the mouth of Mattawasata River. The Scorpion had the distinction of firing the first and last shot in the battle. At the close of the action, she and the sloop Trippe pursued and captured the fleeing British schooner Chippeway and the sloop Little Belt. After Perry’s historic victory, the schooner assisted General William Henry Harrison’s forces operating in the Thames River area. On September 6th, 1814, the Scorpion was surprised by the British sailing the former American schooner Tigress and was captured and consequently taken into the British Navy as a four-gun schooner, the “Confiance” and supposedly was later sunk in Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. A paper note accompanies the flag, from one of the ancestors of the Decatur family which further implies that the flag came off the ship Scorpion. Judging by nearly all the facts involved here, this is indeed an important early 19th century, War of 1812 flag. The period ink inscription on the hoist “SCORPION”; the fact that it has descended through one of America’s greatest Naval families; the short note of information passed on down through by the family; the type of material used and the fact that it is entirely of handmade construction all seems to point to a conclusive assumption that this indeed was on the USS Scorpion. One flag expert however, has indicated that the manner by which it was stitched together is typical of US flags that were made a little later in the 19th century. However, since the Scorpion was captured by the British in 1814 and its name changed, and the fact that this has the name Scorpion on the hoist in period inscription would imply that this indeed was originally on the Scorpion during the War of 1812? SIZE: 34” h x 49” l. CONDITION: Flag will display very well. It does show considerable use and wear. The blue canton shows much wear and losses including one or more early repairs to holes in the canton. There is “mothing” and staining; there are a couple of splotches of what appears to be blood being of deep reddish-brown coloration. The selvage edge of the canton is totally missing. The imperfections, however are a reflection more of what one would anticipate a flag of this purported vintage might look like, having been used during a time of war. A most unusual opportunity for an early American flag with such intriguing pedigree. 9-97956 (5,000-50,000)

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2088

EARLY 19TH CENTURY SILK LITHOGRAPH 26 STAR DECATUR FAMILY FLAG. There are letters and notes from the family indicating that this silk flag was owned by Commander Stephen Decatur and used by him in 1815 when he took command of the squadron bound for the Mediterranean. Family records also indicate that the flag along with numerous other Decatur objects were leant to the Naval Historical Foundation 1950 for a special exhibit and also to be included in a book. However, the 26 stars on the flag designates or commemorates the state of Michigan which came into the Union on July 4, 1837. In addition, the lithography process utilized in making flags did not begin to be used until some time in the 1820s. The likelihood is that this flag was used by Stephen Decatur but it was Lt. Stephen Decatur son of John Pine Decatur and namesake of his famous uncle. Lt. Stephen Pine Decatur who was appointed Lieutenant on March 2, 1841 and was assigned to the Sloop Warren. It is believed that he saw service in the Mexican war and the dates of this flag would be appropriate for his use and it may be this Stephen Decatur that earlier family members meant to designate. It is indeed a wonderful historical flag having descended from one of this country’s most illustrious nautical families. This design having the stars arranged with the large star in the center is referred to the “great star pattern” or “grand illuminary”. The canton is wonderful and is prized for its interesting display. Flags of this style and period from the Mexican War era are rare and seldom found. This is hand-stitched on both top and bottom edge. SIZE: Approx. 29-1/2” on the fly. 19-1/2” on the hoist. CONDITION: The silk is delicate as are all early silk flags from this period. There are some losses in the stripes, losses along the hoist and within the stars. Colors are basically strong. It is nicely presented in a framed mount and a wonderful piece of history. 9-97902 (2,500-5,000)

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2089

13-STAR BUNTING AMERICAN FLAG WITH INSCRIPTION ON HOIST “A. R. DECATUR”. A.R. Decatur stands for Anna Rowell Philbrick Decatur; born in 1821, died in 1906. Anna married Commodore Stephen Decatur in 1848. Decatur was appointed Lieutenant in 1841 and assigned to the Sloop Warren at Pensacola. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was a Commander in 1861, later a Captain in 1867 and eventually retiring as a Commodore. This most certainly was one of his flags used in the early portion of his lifelong career in the U.S. Navy. This handmade flag dates from the early to mid 19th century. It has a canton arrangement of three rows of stars; four, five, four in configuration. SIZE: 34-1/2” on the hoist, 67” on the fly. CONDITION: Flag exhibits good color but shows plenty of wear, usage and period restorations. Obviously this was cherished by one or various members of the Decatur family as it exhibits various early repairs. Included are small squares of white and red stripes that were hand replaced at some point in time and numerous hand stitching restorations done at the point of “mothing”. There is still some “mothing” damage on the flag, all of which adds tremendously to this flag’s character. A very scarce 19th century, 13-star flag with a great family history 9-97951 (2,000-10,000)

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2090

35-STAR CIVIL WAR FLAG FROM THE STORER-DECATUR FAMILY. 35-star flags were official July 4th, 1863 when West Virginia became the 35th state of the Union. This wool binding flag has machine-sewn stars but a hand-sewn hoist with hand-sewn grommets. A period paper tag, affixed to the blue field reads in period ink script, “MABEL STORER”. Also a small cloth tag with ink inscription “DECATUR” also in period script is attached to the hoist. This is likely a flag originally owned by George Washington Storer who was a career Naval officer and the father of Mabel Storer. Mabel Storer married Stephen Decatur after the Civil War and consequently, this flag obviously passed from Admiral Storer to his daughter and son-in-law and thus the reason for these period tags. SIZE: 46”w x 75”l. CONDITION: Very attractive flag with good colors and a wonderful period paper identification tag. The flag itself with scattered “mothing” or tears as well as losses to the edge. Generally in good condition and with documentation from a noted U.S. Naval officer. 9-97959-6 (1,000-3,000)

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2091

CIVIL WAR 34-STAR AMERICAN FLAG FROM THE STORER-DECATUR FAMILY. (1861-1863). This flag is likely either George Washington Storer’s flag or Commander Stephen Decatur’s. Admiral Storer was a career U.S. Naval officer who died late in the Civil War. Stephen Decatur was also a career naval officer with rank of Commander as of 1861, Captain in 1867 and Commodore in 1869. Commodore Decatur was the son of John Pine Decatur and nephew of his famous namesake. This flag is similar to the other flag referenced and likely was used by him. This is a wool bunting flag with double appliqué cotton stars, machine-sewn with canvas hoist and hand-sewn grommets. SIZE: 45” on the hoist and 74” on the fly. CONDITION: Flag has good color but shows use. In general, is in good condition. It does have staining, scattered “mothing” and a few small loses along the border. 9-97948 (1,000-2,000)

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2092

PAIR OF RARE CIVIL WAR ERA COMMANDER’S U.S.N. SHOULDER STRAPS, NAVAL APPOINTMENT, 34-STAR CIVIL WAR FLAG AND IMAGES OF COMMANDER STEPHEN DECATUR. This lot consists of a very rare pair of Commander’s U.S.N. shoulder straps which are almost never offered. There were a few officers of this rank at the beginning of the Civil War. These shoulder straps are being offered with three images of Commander Stephen Decatur, the original owner of these shoulder straps. One image is an albumen photo the back in period script, “COM. DECATUR RED COTTAGE”. The image also bearing the photographer’s scant, “J.L. McCormick, Boston”. The remaining two images are an exact copies of the first but are printed on white porcelain plaques and one is housed in a wooden frame. Commander Stephen Decatur was the son of John Pine Decatur and nephew of his famous namesake, Commander Stephen Decatur. He was born in 1814 and lived until 1876. He was commander in 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil War and in 1868, attained the rank of Commodore. The images depict Decatur wearing an exact pair (perhaps the same) pair of boards being offered here. Also included is an original Naval appointment of Lt. Stephen Decatur, dated march 2, 1841 and assigning him to the Sloop “Warren”. Civil War American flag with 34 stars. (1861-1863) This wool bunting flag is machine sewn with cotton stars and hand sewn grommets in canvas hoist. This flag measures 41″ on hoist and 87″ on fly. This is a Decatur family flag as indicated by the cloth tag and very likely that Stephen Decatur who was a career Naval Officer with the rank of Commander as of 1861, he was Captain in 1867 and Commodore in 1869. Commodore Decatur was the son of John Pine Decatur and nephew of his famous namesake. He married Anne Rowell Pin and her initials appear on one or more other flags with the same cloth tag. SIZE: Image size of the albumen print Approx. 6”h x 4”w; the shoulder straps are Approx. 4”h x 1-1/2” w. Flag: 41-1/2″ x 90″. CONDITION: Photos generally good, some soiling. The shoulder straps generally good. Flag shows use. There are several black stains, fraying, tearing and mothing as seen in photos but color is very good. 9-98640, 9-97949; 9-97942-1 (800-1,200)

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2093

NICE CIVIL WAR 34-STAR FLAG (1861-1863). This is a very displayable and appealing size and the likelihood is that it was formerly owned by Stephen Decatur who was also a career naval officer with rank of Commander as of 1861, Captain in 1867 and Commodore in 1869. Commodore Decatur was the son of John Pine Decatur and nephew of his famous namesake. The 34-star flag was introduced when Kansas became the 34th state. The flag has a wool bunting, is all hand sewn with the exception of machine-sewn carpal(?) stars, the canvas hoist exhibits hand-sewn grommets. SIZE: 24” hoist, 52” fly. CONDITION: Flag exhibits fine color though it shows use and has scattered staining, soiling, “mothing” as well as a few separations which can be seen in the illustration. A nice early Civil War flag, having descended through a famous U.S. Naval family. 9-97950 (1,000-2,000)

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2094

LARGE 19th CENTURY 13 STAR NAVAL FLAG. The white stars are hand sewn onto the blue canton with canvas hoist having brass grommets with two alternating red and white stripes. The name “ARP DECATUR” is written in period ink on the hoist. Arp Decatur is for Anna Rowell Philbrick Decatur, this flag was her husband’s who was a career naval officer holding the rank of Lieutenant in 1841, Commander in 1861, in 1867 he attained the rank of captain and in 1869 the rank of Commodore. Commodore Decatur was the son of John Pine Decatur and nephew of his famous namesake. SIZE: 53-1/2” on the hoist. 97” on the fly. CONDITION: Flag has seen plenty of use and has scattered “mothing” throughout, stains and some discoloration. A portion of all of the stripes have been replaced many, many years ago. 9-97959-8 (1,000-1,500)

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2095

LOT OF FOUR LATE 19th CENTURY SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA FLAGS ALONG WITH THREE BUNTING FLAGS. Descending through the Decatur family and possibly used by Admiral Dewey. Admiral Dewey was related to the Decatur-Lyre-Goodwin family by marriage. His illustrious naval career began during the Civil War and commenced through the Spanish-American War up until just prior to WWI. He was the only person in history in the United States to attain the rank of Admiral of the navy; the most senior rank in the United States navy and is referred to as the “hero of Manila”. The flags include 1) Spanish-American era 45-star flag having wool bunting with alternating rows of eight and seven stars. The canvas hoist is stenciled with the original size of the flag 6’ x 10’ and also the ink inscribed name “Charles H. Fish”. This was the official flag in the Spanish-American war and commemorated the state of Utah entering the Union in 1896. The flag was official and in use until 1908. It is not known how Charles H. Fish related to the family or what this designation implies. SIZE: 68” x 108”. CONDITION: Flag has definitely seen use. The colors are faded; the blues and reds are no longer vibrant, but are muted. There are some losses, a couple of which are approx. 5” x 5”. 2) Spanish-American War era 45-star flag. This was the official flag from 1896 to 1908. SIZE: 52” x 88”. CONDITION: Reasonable good colors, some staining and soiling throughout, but generally good. 3) Three bunting flags include a naval designating flag. Naval regulations as to such flags have changed so often we are guessing that these are captain or commander’s flags that were flown to show that an officer of that rank was aboard. Admiral flags today show white stars on a blue background but in earlier times white stars could’ve been used on red canton such as one of these. SIZE: 11-1/2” x 20”, 22” x 35” and the largest 70” x 107”. They date around turn of the century; late 1800s/very early 1900s. CONDITION: The colors are strong, but there is scattered staining on all of them. Also scattered moth damage throughout and some losses. The three are generally good. 4) Two large naval used pennants. They appear to be 19th Century, one measures 48” x 17” and is a white and blue triangular pennant, hand sewn and could date as early as the Civil War. It is not a standard signal we are familiar with. The second flag measuring 107” x 74” is a swallow tail pennant consisting of 13 alternating red and white stripes. It is marked “Manufactured by US Bunting Co. Lowell, Mass and Broad Pennant #5”. Also inked on the hoist of the flag is the name “ARP Decatur”. US Bunting mark is consistent with other marked flags in the 1870 era and after. US Bunting started business in 1866 and had many US Naval contracts for flags. These two flags have good color, but have scattered overall staining and scattered mothing damage. A wonderful selection of flags from one of the country’s most famous and distinguished naval family. SIZE: As noted above CONDITION: As noted above. 9-97959, 9-97959-5; 9-97959-7; 9-97959-9; 9-97959-13; 9-97959-14; 9-97959-15 (1,500-2,500)

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2096

FIVE VARIOUS FLAGS & PENNANTS DESCENDING THROUGH THE DECATUR LYRE STORER FAMILY TOGETHER WITH A CHRISTENING BOTTLE FOR THE DESTROYER U.S.S. DECATUR. 1) Included is a 48-star US Naval Ensign sign circa WWI with wool bunting. Flag incorporates a rope hoist and the hoist is stenciled “U.S.N.” sign. SIZE: 59” X 112”. CONDITION: Generally in very good condition. 2) 13-star maritime flag. This variant naval flag with fluted anchor surrounded by 13 stars in a circle first surfaced around WWI and is likely where this flag dates. It is a nice small displayable size. SIZE: 31” x 59”. CONDITION: Retains much of its color but is stained, soiled and has mothing losses and/or repairs. 3) 13-star Ensign dating to WWI. This is made for a small boat and flag is marked on the hoist “U.S. Navy Yard NY/Boat April 191-“. This is likely WWI and obviously had seen plenty of action and use as it is heavily soiled and darkened from what is typically determined to be smoke and gun powder residue or coal smoke. SIZE: 29” x 41”. CONDITION: It has extensive additions to the flag and shows fraying and losses. 4) Two service flags; one WWI or WWII. They are machine sewn with metal grommets. This star flag was adopted around 1918 and has been used ever since. The Blue Star organizations have chapters nationwide. Flags are only to be flown in wartime. The two blue stars in each flag denote to family members serving in the military if a family member was killed in action or died in service, a gold star would be superimposed over one of the blue ones. SIZE: Each measure around 2’ x 3’. One shows scattered mothing throughout and some staining. The other is generally in excellent condition. Cased Christening bottle decorated with red, white and blue ribbons. The fourth U.S.S. Decatur (DD-936)was a Forrest Sherman Class destroyer of the United States Navy. Names for Commodore Stephen Decatur, U.S.N. (1779-1820). The USS Decatur laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Quincy, Massachusetts on 13 September 1954, launched on 15 December 1955 by Mrs. W.A. Pierce and Mrs. D J Armsden, descendants of Commodore Decatur and commissioned on 7 December 1956, CDR John J. Skahill Commanding. This vessel saw service in Viet Nam, the Persian Gulf and was retired in 2004. SIZE: As noted above CONDITION: As noted above. 9-97959-4, 9-97959-10; 9-97959-11; 9-97959-12; 9-97959-26; 9-97959-27 (400-800)

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2097

OUTSTANDING PRE-CIVIL WAR NAVAL DRESS UNIFORM OF CAPTAIN GEORGE WASHINGTON STORER. This is a very fine Naval uniform, typical of the 1840s/50s period and has seen little use. The inner right sleeve inscribed in ink is a tab which reads, “CAPT. G. W. STORER”. Storer’s uncle was Colonel Tobias Lear, Aide de camp to General George Washington. Storer was a life-long Naval officer who obtained the rank of Rear Admiral in 1862. He became Captain February 9th, 1837 and continued to be captain until approximately 1846. The regulation Navy buttons made in the late 1840s and 1850s have the back mark of “W. H. SMITH, NEW YORK” as a raised mark in a depressed channel. The buttons exhibit most of their original gilt. The accompanying vest is made of white linen and is also in very good condition and has a full complement of vest-sized Navy buttons attached with a period back mark that appears to be “F. I. F. & CO., LONDON”. Please Note: There are other lots in this auction which consist of documents and record books of Storer’s time on board various ships and also during his period of governorship of the Naval Asylum. CONDITION: This coat exhibits great color to the body and bullion decoration to cuffs and collars are also very good. The silk sleeve linings and padded chest interior is also very good. 9-97969-1 (2,500-3,500)

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2098

SCARCE SET OF FLAG OFFICER’S STRAPS AND CAPTAINS CAP DEVICE OF CIVIL WAR ERA. These have descended through the Stephen Decatur Family, however we are not sure as to who these insignia may have belonged to. This lot consists of insignia that were regulations of 1852 U.S. Navy. They would have been worn until sometime in 1862 when changes were made during the Civil War. Regulation U.S. Navy rank insignia of this era are quite rare and rarely offered. The cap device with eagle clutching anchor and coral reef denotes Captain and the straps with the stars on either side of the eagle denote temporary rank of flag officer for a captain. SIZE: The straps are approximately 4”l. CONDITION: The shoulder straps appear to be in generally good condition with teeny losses or “mothing” on the edge of the felt outside the gold bullion. The hat insignia has scattered “mothing” problems, the most significant of which is the upper right side. 9-97969-2 (500-1,000)

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2099
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: Mable Storer was married to Stephen Decatur. We have been told these were his epaulets and were given to her via Ichabod Goodwin who raised Mabel since she was one year old.

CIVIL WAR-ERA ARTILLERY EPAULETS FOR CAPTAIN OF THE THIRD ARTILLERY. These have descended through the Decatur-Storer Family however we are not sure who they belong to. This is a pair of cased artillery epaulets which date from the Civil War era. The Insignia pinned to the surface denotes the rank of Captain of the Third Artillery. Artillery insignia is among the scarcer encountered branches of service. CONDITION: Of epaulets overall is generally good however the red background has some scattered “mothing”. The right epaulet with a large area of “mothing” to the right side, otherwise generally good. The Japanned tin container in which they are stored has lost all of its exterior finish. 9-97969 (500-1,000)

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EPAULETS AND BUTTON OF COLONEL JOHN PINE DECATUR. John was brother of the illustrious Commodore Stephen Decatur and the only artillery officer we know of in this family so it is reasonably certain these epaulets were his and used during his involvements in the War of 1812. EPAULETS: Late 18th century-early 19th century, bullion fringe and red cloth,similar to those used in American Revolution and Obsolete not long after the War of 1812. Cloth epaulets of this era are scarce. Also included in this lot is a rare War of 1812 Artillery button. This button was made and marked by H. Wishant of New York. This button in fine condition still retaining fine plating is in small box with name of Colonel John Pine Decatur. Albert in his book notes this pattern as AY48 and dates it 1808-1811, this is a scarce button and belonging to brother of one of America’s most famous Naval heroes and is a wonderful relic CONDITION: Overall very good. 9-97969-3 (800-1,200)

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2101
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: We do not guarantee all of what Peterson said about this sword in his book nor do we guarantee where it was made. We only guarantee that it comes from the Armsden family and that it was John Storer’s sword. Also, someone has mentioned, and after close inspection we agree, the quillon has an old in period use repair.

EARLY 18TH CENTURY SILVER HILTED SMALL SWORD OF LT. COL. JOHN STORER (1694-1768). Early 18th Century silver hilted small sword inscribed “I Storer” (in the 18th-century capital Is and Js were used interchangeably). This Silver hilted sword is typical of what is seen being carried in America in its early days up to the mid 18th century. The large functional pas d’ anes denote this swords early manufacture. This exact sword is pictured and described in American Silver Mounted Swords 1700-1815, A Catalog of an Exhibition Held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art by Harold Peterson, Chief Curator of the National Park Service. This book was published in Washington, DC in 1955. Peterson attributes sword to family of Stephen Decatur and describes it as follows plate 4. “Unmarked, attributed to William Cario, Boston and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1730-1752. Carried by Lt. Col. John Storer, 1694 — 1768. Hilt characterized by exceptionally large and functional pas d’ anes and by very fine channeling and panel decorations. Grips of wood covered first with flat strips of silver and then wound with twisted silver wire. On the blade side of the obverse counter guard is engraved the name “I Storer”. French blade, hexagonal in section and tapering evenly to the point. The original etched decorations have been largely worn away. American Silver hilted small swords with such excellent provenance are rarely offered. Lt. Col. John Storer was born in 1694. He lived in Wells, Maine and was a judge of the Superior Court there, a representative to the General Court and Colonel on the Louisburg Expedition in 1745 then Colonists, joined by British Naval Ships, captured the Louisburg Fortress in Nova Scotia. Lt. Col. John Storers personal hand written diary of his march and involvement in this expedition is another lit in this same auction. SIZE: 36 1/4″ overall, blade 29 3/4″ by 7/8″ at the hilt CONDITION: The sword is in very good condition overall as can be seen in photographs sword is complete though silver wire wrap is a bit loose and bunching. 9-97945 (3,000-5,000)

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2102

FINE LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY U.S. NAVAL BOARDING AXE DESCENDING THROUGH THE FAMILY OF STEPHEN DECATUR. This axe dates to the time period of Decatur’s Naval service and could very possibly have been used on board one of his ships or captured during the War of 1812; however there is no family documentation to affirm this. It is finely made axe, likely of American manufacture. Neither the axe nor the haft has discernible markings. Boarding the enemy ship was a common Naval tactic that was used from classical times and particularly during the 17th to 19th centuries when ships had to close into a distance short enough to maximize the efficiency of their relatively short-range artillery. Most British Naval vessels had specialist teams of “boarders” who would train to enter the enemy vessel when possible, kill and subdue the crew and seize control. The boarding axe was a very practical tool. The pick-like spike was used to fix into the ships side so that the user could clamor up and the blade itself was used to cut ropes. The axe could also of course be used as an all purpose tool and as a weapon. This particular axe has an unusual feature in the delicate arrow-shaped finial spike at the top. We have not encountered this device before. SIZE: Overall is approx. 20”l. CONDITION: The axe still retains its original period linen cover and is in fine condition. 9-97946 (1,000-3,000)

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2103

EARLY ORNATE SILVER-MOUNTED FRENCH CONVERSION HALF STOCK FOWLER. SN None. Cal. About 16 bore. Originally a flintlock now converted to a percussion. Fine high grade fowler with 32-1/2″ steel bbl that has a multi-faceted transition. It has a small silver front bead with scoop shaped rear sight. Mounted in very highly figured French walnut half stock with raised teardrop side panels and raised foliate carving on forestock and back of the top tang. It has beautiful relief repoussed silver furniture with elaborate game scene trigger bow. The trigger guard and buttplate are hallmarked. The sideplate and other silver furniture are decorated with elaborate foliate arabesque and floral patterns with a trophy of arms on sideplate. Buttplate is 1-pc silver with a hunting horn, hare and hunting bag on the tang. Leading edge of comb on buttstock also has raised carving with a raised fleur-de-lis. Bottom of bbl has an applied iron rib with two fluted silver guides containing what appears to be the original ramrod. Lockplate is 5-1/4″ long, rounded and slightly curved with maker’s name nearly worn away and indecipherable with maker’s city of “NANTES” visible on bottom edge. Hammer screw is broken and hammer is missing. Conversion is in the Belgian style with a tumbler & nipple replacing the orig flintlock, pan & frizzen. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall shows heavy wear and use but could be easily restored to a functioning firearm. One trigger guard screw is broken and there are a couple of small cracks below lockplate and a few chips missing around lockplate. Silver furniture appears to be intact showing moderate wear with some sprung langettes on buttplate. Bbl is a very dark brown attic patina with a couple of dents at the muzzle 9-97974 (1,000-2,000)

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2104

EXTREMELY RARE 1812 STEPHEN DECATUR U.S.S. UNITED STATES VS HMS MACEDONIAN SILVER MEDAL. These medals made of silver were awarded to the Naval Officers for their action between the U.S.S. United States and the HMS Macedonian. Struck with the bust profile of Stephen Decatur, the description on the front reads “Stephanus Decatur Navarchus, Pugnis Pluribus, Victor”. Beneath the bust profile of Decatur in small print is “Furst.F.”. The reverse of the medal with a naval battle scene and it has an inscription which reads “Occidit Signum Hostile Sidera Surgunt Inter Sta. Uni. Nav. Ameri. Etmacedo. Nav. Amg. Die XXV Octobris MDCCCXII”. Beneath the naval scene is in fine print is the name “Furst. F.”. Julian NA-9. According to records there are only 50 of this extraordinarily rare silver medal produced and all were presented to officers involved in the named action. Only a handful are known to have survived and at least half of those are in private institutions, only a couple are known in public hands. This indeed is an extraordinary set of circumstances to have two of such a rare medal offered in the same auction, but it must be remembered that both have descended through the Stephen Decatur – Tobias Lear family. This specific medal is from the Decatur – Armsden branch of the family, the other which will be offered later in the sale is from another branch from the Lear-Decatur family. This rare medal depicts a bust of Commodore Stephen Decatur on the front and the reverse depicts two warships engaged in battle, the USS United States and the HMS Macedonian. This medal housed in a special fitted case from Bigelow & Kennard Co. of Boston. SIZE: Approx. 6-1/2cm. CONDITION: The front shows an abundance of very fine small soft dings in the field to the right and back of the Decatur bust. There are a few scattered other dings and scratches; all of which are soft. The reverse appears to be free of any of the previously mentioned soft dings however there are some scattered scratches, now very soft. The rim with a slight dent at about 11:00 near the front, there is still plenty of detail available however soft on high spots on both the front and the back. The back exhibits the typical faint fracture that exists on the lower portion of the genuine medals. We believe that the medal may have been taken to Bigelow & Kennard sometime in the 19th Century to have it carefully polished to soften the dings that I have mentioned previously and at that time this fitted case made for it. 9-97936-1 (10,000-20,000)

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2104A

18TH CENTURY TRUNK DATED 1773 AND INSCRIBED, “CAPTAIN LEAR FOR SHIP PANTHER”. This wooden dome trunk still retaining its original leather covering and ornamented with brass tacks. The interior of the trunk lined in paper, the side inscribed in period ink, “CAPTIAN LEAR FOR SHIP PANTHER”. The interior of the lid fitted with the original paper depicting various playing card symbols and having the label from the maker James Bryant Trunk Maker at the Trunk and B—– the Corner of Paul’s facing Cheapside, London. Also dated beneath what appears to be July 6th, 1773. Captain Tobias Lear (referred to as the fourth Tobias) was born August 1st, 1737 and died November 6th, 1781. He was, for several years during the American Revolution, superintendent of the Continental Yard at Langdon’s (now Badgers) Island in Piscataquis River opposite Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was the builder of the famous ship captained by John Paul Jones known as the “Ranger”. He was married to Mary Stilson and they had two children; Mary Lear and Colonel Tobias Lear (referred to as the fifth Tobias) who later became Washington’s secretary and his personal best friend. CONDITION: Generally good, shows plenty of use, paper lining is faded. 9-97944-1 (800-1,200)

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2105

TWO PERSONAL JEWELRY ITEMS OF COMMODORE STEPHEN DECATUR. This lot consists of two items. Both have very old handwritten tags identifying each as having belonged to Commodore Stephen Decatur. 1) Stick pin set with what appears to be a pear shaped cabochon ruby approximately 5mm x 7mm surrounded by twenty-four rose cut diamonds all set in 14kt gold (tested). 2) Seal carved from agate set with either 9kt or 10kt gold (tested bale). The engraving on the seal is hand done and is engraved with the initials “AG”. According to family history “AG” stands for Captain Sir Alexander Gordon, commanding the British frigate Narcissus, aboard which ship the Commodore was brought back from the U.S. from Bermuda after his capture in the frigate “President”. The Commodore and Captain Gordon became great friends and exchanged seals. CONDITION: The seal appears to be excellent. The stick pin has a microscopic hole drilled near the apex, perhaps it at one time was part of a pendant. Both items, according to family notes, were at one time were also owned by William Decatur Parsons. 9-97936-2 (1,000-1,500)

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2106

CHARLES BALTHAZAR JULIEN FEVRET DE SAINT-MEMIN (FRENCH, 1770-1852) CAPTAIN STEPHEN DECATUR, SR. Engraving plate of a portrait of Capt. Stephen Decatur, engraved by Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Mémin. The plate executed from a portrait by the same artist. The rounded edge metal plate having a circular side view portrait of the Captain in military uniform with epaulets. Below the circle is engraved “Drawn and Engr’d By F. Memin Philad”? A rare item from this famous artist. Accompanying the plate is a note from the family regarding it. SIZE: 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ CONDITION: Nice toning, unpolished. Very good. 9-97943 (1,000-2,000)

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2107

OVAL PORTRAIT OF LT. JOHN PINE DECATUR, U.S. NAVY. John was son of John P. Decatur and Maria Suzanna Ten Eyck. The oval oil on board half portrait shows a young man with beard wearing a blue uniform with gold button and epaulets. Unsigned but being identified on the back of the board and also on the back of the frame. Housed in a period gilt molded wood frame with metal gilt matte having an oval window. SIZE: Sight: 6″ x 4-3/4″. CONDITION: Area around mouth and beard has losses, otherwise very good. 9-97960 (800-1,200)

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2108

VINCENT COLYER (American 1825-1888) PORTRAIT OF LT. STEPHEN DECATUR U.S.N. This large oval crayon portrait depicts bust likeness of Lt. Decatur with a full beard. Image executed with black and white on a grayish-brown background. Signed boldly on the reverse “Lt. Stephen Decatur U.S.N. by V. Colyer N.Y. Brookline. Mass. July 1852”. Lt. Stephen Decatur eventually attained the rank of Commodore and was the son of John Pine Decatur and nephew of his famous namesake. SIZE: 25-1/2″ x 21-1/2″ PROVENANCE: By descent through the family of Stephen Decatur CONDITION: Various imperfections including bruises, scrapes and wear to the surface. 9-98702 (800-1,200)

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2109

UNSIGNED (American, 18th/19th Century) PORTRAIT OF MARIA TEN EYCK, WIFE OF COLONEL JOHN P. DECATUR. Pastel portrait believed by family record to be Maria Ten Eyck. She is shown seated wearing a black dress with white scarf, white bonnet with black band. She holds a book in her right hand on her lap. Unsigned. Housed in a modern gold and black frame. SIZE: Sight: 19-1/2″ x 13-1/2″. CONDITION: Horizontal fold marks which are evident, some spots. Otherwise good. 9-97973 (800-1,200)

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2110

UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th Century) TOBIAS LEAR’S HOUSE, PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE. Oil on academy board scene shows the 2-1/2 story connected house with fences on the side of a dirt road leading to water with what appears to be a three-mast ship in the distance. Housed in a gilt period frame. SIZE: 8″ x 10″. CONDITION: Discolored varnish and surface dirt, otherwise very good. 9-97961 (800-1,200)

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2111

MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF HUGH P. DAWES OF CHARLESTON, S.C. Outstanding miniature showing a man with brown hair and sideburns, side facing with black coat and white cravat. It is housed in a CDV album insert and the bottom is pencil identified. First half of the 19th Century. SIZE: Sight: 3-1/4″ x 2″. CONDITION: Very good, not examined out of page. 9-97983-1 (500-1,000)

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2112

DECATUR FAMILY SILVER BAPTISMAL FOOTED BOWL. Circa 1818, made by John W. Forbes (1808-1838), New York. The deep footed bowl with everted rim on a stepped circular footed plinth with the base rim with the hallmark of “I W Forbes” (J. W. Forbes). The side of the bowl monogrammed “M B” and the date “1819”. Opposite the engraving: “A bequest / 1819 / Mary Ten Eyck Brown / Daughter of Samuel Ten Eyck / and / widow of Thomas Brown / to her grand niece / Maria Susannah Decatur / daughter of John P. Decatur”. WEIGHT: 12 tr. oz. SIZE: 4-3/4″ h x 6-1/4″ d PROVENANCE: By descent through the Stephen Decatur family. A page within the handwritten notebook of personal property is #5 “Baptismal Bowl 1819 maker I.W. Forbes for John W. Forbes. All my great grandfather Decatur’s generation were baptized with this bowl.” CONDITION: Very good overall with expected shallow dents and scratches from normal usage. 9-97923 (1,000-2,000)

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2113

STORER FAMILY SILVER PORRINGER. 1st half of 18th century, Boston. Made by Samuel Edwards of Boston (1705-1762) and so hallmarked beneath the handle and in the center of the bowl. The molded bowl with everted rim and concave base. the underside of the base marked “8.. 5.. 6”. Above each numeral in script is the following “oz dwt. g”. One would suppose this represents units of measurement, i.e. eight ounces, five dram weights and six grams. Applied with a scrolled handle engraved in the center with the initials “J * E” beneath an “S” for John & Elizabeth Storer. A page within the handwritten notebook of personal property is #2 “Porringer marked SI & E for John & Elizabeth Storer-Made by Samuel Edwards of Boston 1805-1762 A Connection of the Storers”. WEIGHT: 8 tr oz. SIZE: 2-1/4″ h, overall 8-1/4″ l, 5-1/2″ diameter PROVENANCE: By descent through the Stephen Decatur family. CONDITION: Overall very good with shallow denting and surface scratching throughout commensurate with age and usage. 9-97924 (1,500-2,500)

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2114

COLLECTION OF COIN SILVER & SILVER SPOONS BY VARIOUS MAKERS. 18th-19th century. 30pcs. Including 3 serving spoons by John Abbot, Portsmouth, New Hampshire with the hallmark J. ABBOT each handle marked Storer; 2 serving spoons by Samuel Drowne, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1749-1815) with the hallmark S.Drowne in a rectangle, believed to have belonged to the Treadwell family of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, each handle monogrammed “T” in script; 5 teaspoons with feather edge design centering the initial “T” with hallmark S. Drowne in a rectangle, beneath each handle the numbers 10-14 in sequential numbers; 1 large spoon with shell design monogrammed on the handle with hallmark S. Drowne in a rectangle; 2 teaspoons with the hallmark of ROBT GRAY Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1792-1860), each handle marked with the family name in script I (Ichabod) Goodwin; 6 teaspoons with the hallmark of JONES BALL & POOR and the family name in script Goodwin on the back of each handle; 3 teaspoons with the hallmark LOWS, BALL & COMPANY and the family name Storer in script on the back of each handle; 2 large spoons with the hallmark BALDWIN & JONES decorated with a shell at the end of the handle, underside marked in script Ann Langdon; 2 demitasse spoons with feathered edge with the hallmark B. (Benjamin) Burt within a rectangle, Boston, Mass., the spoons numbered No 27-29 with the monogram in script W. SS (Storer); 1 silver ladle with the hallmark JONES LOWS & BALL Boston, Mass. with the name Storer in script on reverse of handle; 1 serving spoon with the hallmark I W; 1 English serving spoon decorated with the bust of a unicorn in bright work with an English hallmark including T.W.; 1 demitasse spoon with the hallmark B.Coleman Burlington, New Jersey marked with the owners initials “C.C.S.” (Storer). WEIGHT: 40 ozs. SIZE: Longest 9″; 4-7/8″ Shortest PROVENANCE: By descent from the Decatur Family. CONDITION: All with varying degrees of scratching, surface dents, and wear. 9-97954 (800-1,200)

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2115

STORER FAMILY ENGRAVED SILVER PATCHBOX. Made by Andrew Tyler of Boston (1692-1741) The hallmark “A T” in the center of the patchbox bottom. The hinged lid decorated with an oval flower head within a conforming striated border. SIZE: 1/2″ h x 2-1/2″ l x 1-3/4″ w. PROVENANCE: By descent through the Stephen Decatur family and accompanied by a hand written notebook entry listing family possessions in silver. CONDITION: This early box with multiple shallow dents and scratches from wear and usage. The hinge intact and in working order. The hallmark with some wear yet still clear. 9-97982 (800-1,200)

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2116

IMPORTANT EARLY GOLD WASH AND NIELLO WORK RUSSIAN ENGRAVED CIGAR CASE. The oval cylinder case having a 1/3 removable top. The top sides decorated with two oval scenes in niello work. The top having a script monogram. The base having two vertical oval panels with niello work with building facade with columns and house in background. Impress hallmarked “84” (875/1000). There is another mark which is illegible. A note accompanying this lot in hand script pen states “Cigar case carried by Com Stephen Decatur, Given him by a friend-presented to Capt. Alex Slidell MacKenzie by Com Decaturs’ widow-Presented to Midman (midshipman) Stephen Decatur Jr. in 1905 by Capt. Morris R.S. MacKenzie US Navy to whom it had been given by his father A S MacKenzie Property of Stephen Decatur Jr. S. D.” WEIGHT: 6 tr oz. SIZE: 4-3/4″ h x 1-1/2″ w. CONDITION: The bottom with slight loss to gilding, the top having a 1/2″ puncture at top side and roughness around bottom edge. Otherwise very good. 9-97933 (3,000-5,000)

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2117

LIVERPOOL CREAMWARE PITCHER OF THE SHIP “BELLONA”. Late 18th early 19th century. This gilt and transfer-decorated pitcher depicting the Privateer Bellona whose inaugural voyage was Oct. 10, 1781. The opposing side a pastoral landscape within a foliate border, a displayed eagle with banner “E Pluribus Unum”, shield, cluster of arrows and olive branch beneath the spout. SIZE: 8-3/4″ h PROVENANCE: Accompanying this example is a copy of an announcement printed in the New Hampshire Gazette Sept. 27, 1781. It reads as follows: “The truly excellent constructed new ship “Bellona”, (Thomas Manning, Commander), mounting 18 double-fortified 6 pounders and every other way completely fitted for a Privateer; is now ready to engage her compliments of men for a Three Months Cruize against the enemies of the United States of America, will sail by the 10th of October next. All gentlemen, Seamen, and others, that are desirous of being in Fortune’s Way, may receive great Encouragement by repairing immediately on Board said Ship, now lying at Bell’s Wharf, or at her rendezvous”. Descended through the family of Stephen Decatur. CONDITION: With losses to gilding, and a chip on tip of spout, small base rims chips and flakes, otherwise very good. 9-97925 (2,000-3,000)

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2118

INTERESTING WATERCOLOR DEPICTION OF THE VOLCANIC BIRTH & DEATH OF GRAHAM ISLAND. This six part watercolor shows various stages of the volcanic eruption creating what was known as Graham Island which disappeared shortly after its creation. Three of the watercolors show side views of the island at various stages of eruption. One shows a view looking down on the island from above, and one shows the location in relation to Sicily. The last has a pen inscribed section titled “Remarks” as follows: “This volcanic island called Graham Island was thrown up suddenly in _ _ _ _ Italy 1931 from a depth of 130 fathoms Commandant Smith of H.B.N.S.? _ _ _ ? was ordered to ascertain its formation which he lays down in Lat 37.10 N Long. 12.44.8 It is about 3/4 of a mile in circumference and its greatest height 80 feet above the level of the sea sounded within 80 yards and found most less than 62 from center bottom of ? to the distance of 5 or 6 miles. The US ship Boston ? close to the island on the 7th Sept 1831 Report states that the island disappeared in Novr 1831 leaving a dangerous shoal”. Housed in a simple modern frame with glass. NOTE: This island which has emerged again in 2002 caused a small international stir regarding which country it belongs to. This may be one of the only period renditions of its birth in 1831. SIZE: Sight: 9-3/4″ x 12-3/4″. CONDITION: Some light foxing and stains, three small tears in border, otherwise very good. 9-97957-1 (400-600)

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2119

E. KENDRICK JR. (American, 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF THE SCHOONER “GOVERNOR GOODWIN”. Graphite & colored pencil nautical scene shows the two-mast black hulled schooner traveling left to right in full sail flying the American flag. It has just rounded a point of land under colorful skies. Below image is “Isle of Haute Governor Goodwin by E. Kendrick Jr”. Housed in a period gilt frame. SIZE: Sight: 15-1/2″ x 19-1/2″. CONDITION: 6″ vertical fold with crack, all over spot foxing. Otherwise good. 9-97962 (1,000-2,000)

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2120

1805 MEDITERRANEAN PASSPORT SIGNED BY PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON. This passport is for the “Brigantine Little Cherub”. The document is number 82 and signed by James Madison, State of New Hampshire, District of Portsmouth, Countersigned by Joseph Whipple. The unusual aspect of this particular document is that it includes the cut off top. NOTE: Our first treaty with Algiers required all our ships trading to or near the Mediterranean to carry a passport signed by the President for identification against capture. As the Corsairs could not read English the tops of the documents were cut off with a dye, all alike. Tops were sent to Algiers and our counsul issued them to the Corsairs thus they could be fitted to the passport when it was submitted by the Captain. The passport has an engraved lighthouse on rock with several ships. Housed in a modern black frame. NOTE: This lot also includes an extra top which the consuls would have been given and it was found amongst the papers of this lot. A truly rare find. SIZE: Sight with top 19-1/4″ x 11-1/2″. CONDITION: Missing wax seal, hand written sections are light. The velum is wrinkled and toned throughout. Signatures are light and also discernible but part of the wrinkling. 9-97940 (1,000-2,000)

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2121

WILLIAM A. MARSH (American, Mid 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF THE AMERICAN SHIP “VIOLA”. Oil on canvas side view of the three-mast black and white hull ship sailing right to left into harbor past white lighthouse on rocky bluff. Three other sails are seen off stern, the ship has partial sails up, flies ship flag off center mast and U.S. flag off stern. The bow having a colorful figurehead and the green deck showing a number of sailors in red outfits. Signed lower right “W Marsh 1845”. Housed in a modern blue molded wood frame. Back canvas stamp of “A. Morris, Boston”. A modern note on stretcher indicates ship “Gov. Goodwin”. William Marsh worked in the Boston area in the mid 1800’s and has several paintings at the Peabody Museum of Salem. SIZE: 24″ x 34″. CONDITION: All over fine craquelure, a few chips at edges, surface dirt. Otherwise very good. 9-97963 (1,000-2,000)

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2122

FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY “DITTY-BOX” FROM THE U.S. FRIGATE “CONGRESS”. Circa 1818. The rectangular box with conforming hinged lid, crossbanded and brass bound, centering a tiger maple inlaid oval patera further centering an oval brass plaque engraved “Made on board the US / Frigate Congress / on a cruise to South America/In 1818.”The velvet lined lid with webbing for papers. The interior fitted with a compartmented tray, lined with velvet, additional pen trays fitted within. Sold with contents including an 1819 map of South America from the drawings by Brackenridge, sheets of stamps originating from Japan mounted within a watercolor decorated pamphlet, a volume of “Treatise of Keeping the Heart” by the Reverend John Flavel, and signed by Mary Lear. A copy of the article “Ditty-box a Sailor’s Pride” found in the New York Sun, Saturday, Feb. 15, 1936, written by Stephen Decatur. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 17″ l x 9-3/4″ PROVENANCE: “The box was obtained from the maker by George Washington Storer, then a Lt. on the Frigate, and then given to his grandmother Mrs. Mary Lear, the mother of the Tobias Lear who was George Washington’s private secretary…Mrs. Lear used it as her sewing box…now in the possession of one of her descendants.” By descent through the family of Stephen Decatur. CONDITION: With losses to string inlays, overall very good. 9-97964 (1,500-2,000)

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2123

OAK PRESENTATION HUMIDOR OF STEPHEN DECATUR. Circa 1891. New Hampshire. The quartersawn brass bound box with hinged lid mounted with a central plaque engraved as follows: “Presented by The Piscataqua Yacht Club To Yacht ‘Frolic’ Stephen Decatur. Owner Winner of Series of Races, 1891”. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 12″ l x 7″ d PROVENANCE: By descent through the family of Stephen Decatur. CONDITION: Box with all original surfaces, retaining original hardware and fittings. Very good overall. 9-97965 (800-1,200)

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2124

EDOUART, AUGUSTIN (FRENCH 1789-1861) SILHOUETTE PORTRAIT OF DAVID DIXON PORTER. Circa 1841, Washington, DC. The full silhouette portrait depicting Lt. Porter reading a newspaper seated in a rocking chair, within a parlor enhanced with graphite and ink. Inscribed lower left Aug. Edouart Washington 1841. Additionally, the backboard is inscribed in pencil “Lieut, David D. Porter, U.S. Navy/1841.” Housed in its original birdseye maple frame. SIZE: 12″ x 9-1/4″ sight. PROVENANCE: By descent through the Stephen Decatur family. CONDITION: Overall in very fine condition, small areas of foxing in center above figure of silhouette. Details remain crisp and clear. 9-97966 (1,500-2,000)

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2125

LOT OF APPROXIMATELY 200 STEPHEN DECATUR BOOKPLATES. The unused bookplates showing two ships in open sea, one flying the US flag, the other is battle worn with broken masts. Titled “The United States and Macedonian”. The top with “Decatur” with flags and eagle. Accompanying the lot is a framed example above a window with hand written explanation “Bookplate of Commodore Stephen Decatur 1779-1820”. CONDITION: Cards are very good to excellent. Framed items have toning at edges. 9-97935 (750-1,250)

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2126

HALF PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF THREE DECATUR SISTERS BY MATHEW BRADY. The cased image showing three women in a group setting with one standing flanked by another seated on each side; two hold white patterned material in their hands. The sisters are identified on a hand written paper attached to the case cover as follows: “Susan Decatur 1820-1873, Anna P. Decatur 1812-1896, Maria S.Decatur 1810-1879. The case top inside on embossed burgundy velvet “Brady’s Gallery, Broadway New York”. The leather case titled “Wolfert’s Roost” circa 1853 and illustrated as Plate 17 American Miniature Case Art by Rinhart. SIZE: Case: 6″ x 4-3/4″. CONDITION: Image is very good with some light toning at the edges. Case is “as is” with hinge and leather damage. 9-97937 (3,000-5,000)

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2127

QUARTER PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DECATUR, U.S. NAVY. The cased image showing the nephew of Commodore Stephen Decatur in waist high portrait wearing military coat and supporting a beard and mustache. The leather embossed hinged case decorated with flower. An old pen written note identifies the sitter. SIZE: Case: 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″. CONDITION: Some scuffs to the case, image is clean with deep toning to left and bottom margin. 9-97938-1 (1,500-2,500)

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2128

LOT OF FOURTEEN FAMILY PORTRAITS. 1) Sixth plate daguerreotype of an unidentified man in a full view close-up of his head. He has long extended sideburns and tinted striped collar. 2) Sixth plate daguerreotype of an unidentified man in half view. Housed in a signed Anson New York case. Tinting to face. 3) Ninth plate daguerreotype of Lieutenant John P. Decatur, U.S.N. (1823-1857). Half portrait with penned identification paper attached to the case. 4) Sixth plate oval daguerreotype of Mrs. William H Parsons (Anna P. Decatur) (1812-1896). 5-14) Include ten other images of men, women and children unidentified in quarter to ninth sizes. CONDITION: 5-14 as found with some images and cases damaged. 9-97938 (800-1,200)

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2129

ANTIQUE IVORY EROTIC NETSUKE & ANOTHER. 1) Unusual form of boat shaped with removable lid revealing a man and woman in nude embrace with a small man lying at end of boat which when cover is in place he does not see the couple. The boats cover in simulated straw weave, bottom of boat with carved and black decorated water. Unsigned and presently having a red cord with two-face ivory slide. 19th Century. 2) Antique ivory netsuke showing a man and woman embracing next to a sleeping animal with horns. The underneath showing the underside of the animal as well as the feet of the couple. 19th Century. Two of the finest netsukes that we have ever seen! SIZE: 1) 3-1/4″ l x 1″ w. 2) 1-1/4″ sq. CONDITION: 1) An old, very small chip at end of boat otherwise very good with nice patina. 2) Very good with nice patina. 9-97934 (1,500-2,500)

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2130

MANUSCRIPT DRAWING OF AN INVENTION FOR LOWERING & RAISING BOATS OVER THE GREAT FALLS OF THE POTOMAC TO AVOID THE CONSTRUCTION OF LOCKS; FOUND AMONG PAPERS OF TOBIAS LEAR. This drawing was known to Washington who wrote to Lear about it on December 22, 1794. Lear was the president of the Potomac Company of which Washington became an original subscriber to its shares. Washington was keenly interested in the development of lands west of the Alleghenies. If it had not been for the invention of the railroad this device might well have been built. The drawing came to Washington from Mr. Clairborne. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97939 (1,000-1,500)

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2131

ATTRIBUTED TO ALFRED JACOB MILLER (American, 1810-1874) INDIAN BRAVE WITH CANOE. Pencil sketch shows a Native American standing with one hand on the bow of his canoe looking upwards at his upstretched hand. Unsigned, unframed. This was found amongst the papers and had a slip of paper indicating the artist. SIZE: 5-1/2″ x 4″. CONDITION: Small foxing spots, right side has slice which does not effect image. 9-98732 (1,000-2,000)

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2132

SIX PIECE LOT INCLUDING MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN PARSONS. 1) 1″ dia round miniature portrait on ivory of a young gentleman showing shoulders up. Identified on reverse as Capt. Wm. Parsons Married Anna Decatur. It is unframed but was contained within a period envelope marked “Capt. Parsons Given Me by Anna Decatur Parsons his wife-…”. 2) 1-3/4″ x 1″ interesting unframed English enamel on copper miniature picture of a woman in swimsuit and parasol on beach with cliffs in background. 3) 1/2″ x 1/2″ miniature on ivory oval view of the Taj Mahal. Unsigned. Attached to glass front. 4) 1-1/4″ x 1/2″ General Tom Thumb calling card. The white card having black typed name “Gen. Tom Thumb”. A family note accompanies this saying he was a friend of Decatur Parsons. 5) Three 3″ x 4-1/4″ drawings mounted on cardboard by William Thomas Martin Hawksworth (British, 1853-1935). One being a watercolor showing a harbor scene with buildings and boats. The other two are pencil drawings of a schooner in harbor. Identified in pencil on cardboard backing. 6) 19th Century unframed 5″ x 8″ pencil sketch of a ship battle between an American ship and another. Caption reads “The way to flatten in head sheets”. Below which is written “a la Decatur”. CONDITION: 1) Very good. 2) Enamel damage in three corners and horizontal cracks. 3) Very good. 4) Good. 5) Very good. 6) Fold marks, light foxing, good. 9-98733 (1,000-2,000)

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2133

SIX PIECE LOT OF DECATUR FAMILY ITEMS. 1 & 2) Two identical steel embossing plates of the Decatur crest along with an impression on paper. The image of a dragon head over a crown with banner top and bottom with Latin phrase “Prolibertate et Patria-Dulce est Periculum”. 3 & 4) Two brass “S Decatur” stencils. 5) Printing block half portrait of Susan Decatur. 6) Miniature replica of an early sword. Comes with original scabbard. The sword blade is marked with a shield and “Meyer” and blade engraved “US”. SIZE: 1 & 2) 1″ sq. 3 & 4) 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and 1-1/2″ x 6-3/4″. 5) 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″. 6) 9-1/2″ l. CONDITION: 1 & 2) Very good. 3 & 4) Intact but with bends. 5) Blemish outside of portrait otherwise good. 6) Scabbard missing some of its black paint but generally very good. 9-98734 (500-1,000)

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2134

INTERESTING GEORGE & MARTHA WASHINGTON LOT. Lot includes: 1) Small clipping of Martha Washington’s hair. The hair was wrapped in period paper having period writing identifying it as “Lady Martha Washington’s Hair”. 2) A piece of Washington’s cloak. The piece is of burgundy colored velvet with hand stitched edge or irregular shape. Accompanying the piece is a period piece of paper with period pen inscription “A piece of Mr? Washington’s Cloak”. 3) Small group of lace and material identified as Martha Washington’s lace. Lot includes six pieces of black lace, two pieces of white lace, and five linen handkerchiefs, three with monogram “MWJ” and one with “J”. CONDITION: 2) Approximately 6″ x 4″. 3) Varies with some losses. 9-98735 (1,500-2,500)

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2135

MISCELLANEOUS LOT OF PAPERS, MANY RELATING TO TOBIAS AND/OR BENJAMIN LEAR. Early hand written ink document titled “Catalog of books received from Washington” in two columns. The left column being titles, the right column listing the number of volumes. This is a two sheet document consisting of 6 pages. A number of the books believed to have been owned by either Tobias Lear or Benjamin Lincoln Lear. A number of the books on this list are included in this auction offering. Includes a one year bond to Tobias Lear to James Calder, Sept. 1, 1815. Also a deed to Tobias Lear from Christopher Andrews dated 1815; Deed to William Coltman to Benjamin Lincoln Lear, 1816; A letter dated 1809 regarding confirmation of an appointment time from Gulian Valpaplanik; A three-page letter from Tobias Lear dated 1814; Hand written history of the Tobias Lear family; A copy of Benjamin Lincoln Lears’ will. Other items include a couple of pieces of old fashion currency, a lock of hair from Mrs. Jefferson Davis. Other papers include various people such as Abigail Southwick, John Decatur, Andrew Jackson Decatur, Maria S. Decatur, Stephen Decatur of Boston 1876, John Baylor of New Market, and more. CONDITION: Varies greatly, generally overall good. 9-97985, 9-98742 (300-500)

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2136

LOT OF 18 RARE EARLY RAILROAD ANNUAL PASSES FOR ICHABOD GOODWIN. Each of the colorful passes is hand written for Ichabod Goodwin Esq. (Gov. of New Hampshire, 1859-1861 and President of the Portland, Saco & Portsmouth Railroad). The passes include: Nova Scotia Railway, Philadelphia Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad; Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis Railroad; International Steamship Co.; Connecticut & Passumpisic Rivers Railroad; Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad; Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad; Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad; Erie Railway; Union Pacific Railway; Bangor, Old Town & Milford Railroad; Washington, Alexandria & Georgetown Railroad; New York, Providence, Boston Railroad Co.; Keokuk & St. Paul Railroad; Portland & Rochester Railroad; Boston & Albany Railroad; Lake Shore Railway Co. and Edgefield & Kentucky Railroad. All dated 1869. SIZE: Approximately 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (some slightly bigger and some slightly smaller). CONDITION: Generally good to very good. 9-98703 (500-1,000)

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2137

FEDERAL MAHOGANY DOCUMENT BOX OF THE DECATUR FAMILY. The rectangular lid with brass name plate engraved “Decatur“, the ends with applied moldings, fitted to a conforming dovetailed box on a molded plinth. SIZE: 10-1/4″ h x 19″ l x 12” d PROVENANCE: By descent through the Decatur Family. CONDITION: With repairs to lid at hinges, otherwise very good, retaining original surfaces. 9-97981 (400-600)

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2138

EARLY MASON AMERICAN DRAKE MERGANSER DECOY. This “Challenge” grade decoy with glass eyes, solid body and original paint. SIZE: 6-3/4″ h x 16-3/4″ l. CONDITION: Head has been reattached to body, tip of beak with chips. Normal wear to painted surfaces from use. 9-97968 (2,000-3,000)

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2139

NATIVE AMERICAN DECORATED EARTHENWARE BOWL. First half of the 20th Century, Southwest United States. The earthenware bowl with inverted rim on a rounded base decorated overall on the interior and exterior with a stylized floral and geometric design and earth tones of brown and burnt amber on a beige ground. SIZE: 4-1/2″ h x 12-3/4″ d PROVENANCE: By descent through the Decatur Family. CONDITION: Very good overall with small flecks on upper rim and surface scratches to glazing on base. With minor losses to unglazed painted surfaces. 9-97980 (800-1,200)

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2140

DECATUR FAMILY MAHOGANY AND MAPLE HALF HULL YACHT MODEL. Late 19th century. This fine laminated example with 11 lifts, possibly representative of the yacht “Frolic”, winner of several races on the Piscataqua in the early 1890s. Finished in a dark brown stain. Accompanied by the original plans and drawing of the sailboat designed and built for Stephen Decatur. SIZE: 7-3/4″ h x 25-1/2″ l x 4-1/4″ d PROVENANCE: By descent through the Decatur Family. CONDITION: Model retains original surfaces with rich brown patina, some separation in seams, otherwise very good. 9-97976 (800-1,200)

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2141

UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th Century) PAIR OF PORTRAITS OF MARY W. CAMPBELL & WILLIAM TATE CAMPBELL. Oil on canvas portraits housed in identical original frames having carved block corners in gold with a black wood slat frame with molded gold edge. The man with dark coat and white shirt with arm resting on chair crest. The back having two 20th Century stickers “Wm. Tate Campbell Rich Valley Washington County VA. Wm. Campbell D. 1863”. The woman is a half portrait showing her standing the arm on chair back. She wears a lace edge black dress and shawl over left arm. A green and red background. Three modern labels on reverse “Mary W. Montgomery Campbell Wife of Wm. Tate C.” “Lived in Rich Valley, Washington County, VA Born 1799 or 1800, D. 1844″. A copy of Note: Charles Custis Rogers will lists these portraits. SIZE: 30″ x 25”. PROVENANCE: Descended thought the Rogers Family. CONDITION: Man: Old patch to reverse corresponding to upper left corner, dirty and loose on stretcher and in need of restoration. Woman: Three small patches to reverse, surface dirt, small abraded slit above forefinger and in need of restoration. 9-97970 (2,000-4,000)

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2142

MASSACHUSETTS CHIPPENDALE OXBOW MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS. Second half of the 18th Century. Rectangular molded top with reverse serpentine edge projecting above a conforming case fitted with four graduated drawers on a molded base raised on ogee bracket feet with scalloped returns. SIZE: 32-3/4″ h x case 37″ w x 22-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Retains early original crusty finish with shrinkage cracks on both sides of the case with replaced but early brass hardware. Bracket feet and majority of the blocks are original. Backboards original. 9-97971 (6,000-9,000)

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2143

NEW ENGLAND WILLIAM & MARY CARVED BIRCH ARMCHAIR IN THE MANNER OF JOHN GAINES. The shaped molded crest rail with foliate carving continuing to molded stiles centering a caned panel. The back joined to scrolling arms on outcurved supports above a trapezoidal caned seat raised on block and baluster turned legs joined by baluster and reel stretchers raised on frontal Spanish feet. SIZE: 45-1/2″ back h x 17″ seat h. CONDITION: The chair frame with multiple old structural repairs at crestrail and stile and at rear legs to seat frame. In addition, the chair frame has been cleaned and refinished within the last 50 years. Caning intact but with later seat with mortise and tenon construction throughout. 9-97975 (1,000-1,500)

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2144

NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY LOLLING CHAIR, PROBABLY MASSACHUSETTS. Circa 1810. Canted rectangular back with serpentine crest-rail joined to shaped arms on incurved supports with satinwood stringing. Raised on frontal square tapered legs and back-swept rear legs joined by a recessed mortised box stretcher. SIZE: 48″ h of back, overall 26″ w. PROVENANCE: A photograph which is believed to be of an interior room of the Goodwin House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire shows this chair. CONDITION: Retains original cleaned but dry surfaces, cross stretcher re-glued, very good overall. Frame not examined beneath upholstery. 9-97977 (5,000-8,000)

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2145

NEW ENGLAND QUEEN ANNE MAPLE SWING LEG DROP LEAF TABLE. Last quarter of the 18th Century. Rectangular single board top with rounded edges and hinged demilune leaves projecting above the scalloped apron raised on angular cabriole legs, two of which are hinged for leaf support, all terminating in circular pad feet. SIZE: 27-3/4″ h x 43″ x 15″ (closed); 45-1/2″ (open). CONDITION: Table retains old, dry finish with minor repair to apron at leg joint and to one return. Hinged and leaves original, pad feet untouched. Appears to retain original dowels, very good overall. 9-97978 (1,000-1,500)

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2146

RUSSELL K. CHENEY (American, 1881-1945) “GERANIUM”. Oil on masonite interior scene shows a geranium plant in a small pot set in a bowl with brass buckle and white cloth beside. The backdrop is a corner of a room. Signed lower right “Russell Cheney 41″. Housed in a simple painted wood frame. Back of masonite is lightly written title, date and artist. Exhibited in 1941 at Feragil Galleries. SIZE: 24″ x 30”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97972 (800-1,200)

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2147

RUSSELL K. CHENEY (American, 1881-1945) “SOMBRERO”. Oil on canvas outdoor scene shows a sombrero resting on a red cloth next to a bowl on a wall overlooking a pool area. Signed lower right lightly “Russell Cheney” and dated. Housed in a simple white painted frame. Back stretcher inscribed “Sombrero by Russell Cheney Kittery, ME 1944″. SIZE: 25″ x 30”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97979 (800-1,200)

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2147A

SEVEN VOLUMES OF 1798 ENCYCLOPEDIAS FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON’S LIBRARY. Encyclopedia or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Misc. Literature Phila, Dobson Volumes 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Inside front cover in script is written “Presented by George Washington to Colonel Lear”(Colonel Tobias Lear), beneath is affixed the bookplate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear; son of Colonel Tobias Lear. Folios, bound in rough calf, each volume with bright and fine red-gold stamps, fine labels. All but Volume 2 are in dark calf, the supplement which is Volume 2 is in light calf. This group of encyclopedias have come from another branch of the Decatur family, not the Decatur Armsden branch which the earlier objects have come from. A number of years ago, the family divided and dispersed their holdings into equal shares for each of the various members of the family and thus the set of eighteen encyclopedias were separated at that time. These encyclopedias are unquestionably from the library of General George Washington and research initiated by one of the members of the Decatur family in the 1950s resulted in a letter from a Mt. Vernon Lady’s Association dated August 31, 1956. They state as follows “May we quote from page 496 – 497 of Athenaem Catalog…1 American Encyclopedia, 18 Volumes. 4to $150 Encyclopedia., or a dictionary of the arts and sciences and miscellaneous literature. The first American Editiion greatly improved. 18 Volumes Phila. 1798. 4o. Washington subscribed for two sets of this. In a letter to Clement Biddle, August 14, 1797 he speaks of having given away one set in boards and wishes the other bound for him. Writing to the same, March 3, 1798 he directs that the second set shall be “bound in calf., I hope it will be done neatly.” (His account show a charge of $174, on Feb. 27 and of $10 additional on March 12, for the 17th and 18th Volumes.) The encyclopedias came from the Lear family and have always been referred to from the very beginning as Washington’s encyclopedias. Please Note: There are three additional volumes of this set of encyclopedias being offered earlier. These three referenced of course come from the Decatur-Armsden estate, a different branch of the same family from whence this seven came from. In addition to this document there is another extraordinary document that further affirms conclusively the original ownerships of these encyclopedias. In the papers of Tobias Lear was an itemized handwritten inventory titled “Catalog of Books Received from Washington”, lot 2135 in this sale. Lear lists the books by title and indicates in the right hand column how many volumes. On the first page of this multi-page inventory Lear lists encyclopedia and under volumes 21, clearly and convincingly these same volumes here that have descended from the Lear family. A copy of the original inventory sheets will be included with this lot. CONDITION: Bindings show some soiling and wear, generally tight. One backboard has roughness on surface of the calf skin and backboard of the supplement has a small amount of surface peeling. Generally good. 9-98727 (10,000-20,000)

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2147B

A VOYAGE TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, TOWARDS THE ANTARCTIC POLAR CIRCLE AND AROUND THE WORLD…BUT CHIEFLY INTO THE COUNTRY OF THE HOTTENTOT’S AND CAFFRES FROM THE YEAR 1772-1776. Two vo. set. Sparrman, Andrew. This translated from the Swedish originals, Perth printed by R. Morison, Jr. 1789. This copy formally Tobias Lear’s and so inscribed in period ink on title page in both volumes. Later in the library of Benjamin Lincoln Lear; the son of Colonel Tobias Lear, but originally these books belonged to General George Washington and were in his library at the time of death. Hand drawn inventory purportedly done by Tobias or Benjamin Lincoln Lear is also part of the Decatur-Armsden offering presented earlier. The inventory is titled “Catalog of Books Received From Washington”, (lot 2135 in this sale) first it lists the title and then the number of volumes and on page 2 of this period inventory is the inclusion Sparrmans Voyages in two volumes. Volume with a pull-out engraved plate in the frontice and two engraved plates set in the back of the book. Volume two with a pull-out map in the frontice and a total of seven plates set in the rear. Leather bindings with gilt end title. SIZE: 7″ h x 4-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Bindings show use but are generally in good condition. Interiors of books with foxing overall. Pull-out plate in volume one is torn and with stain and a few pages loose within the book. Volume two also foxed but generally sound. 9-98730 (600-1,200)

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2147C

THE ADVENTURES OF TELEMACHUS, BOSTON BY JOSEPH MANCREDE. Two vo set. Printed in Boston for J. Mancrede, 49 Marlow Street, dated 1797 in French and English. This set at one time in the library of General George Washington and so listed on the handwritten inventory believed to have been done by Tobias or Benjamin Lear. The inventory titled “Catalog of Books Received From George Washington” (LOT 2135 in this sale) lists this book on the second page as Telemachus (French & English), two volumes. Later in the library of Richard O’Brien who was Counsel General to Algiers from July 1797 to November 1803 and a later in the library and carrying the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear; son of Colonel Tobias Lear. In original leather binding. SIZE: Approx. 7″ h x approx. 4-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Title on volume two is missing. Bindings worn but intact. Interior of both books foxed with some loose pages and some mold damage to the top of some of the initial pages in volume two. 9-98731 (300-500)

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2147D

RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY HISTORICAL SMALL SWORD ATTRIBUTED TO COMMODORE STEPHEN DECATUR. Family legend that has been shared with generations of Decatur descendants specified that Commodore Decatur broke his sword while boarding a Turkish ship a short while after his brother had been killed by other Turks. This sword is most definitely broken. It is purported to be that very sword worn by Decatur as he boarded the ship. This sword is definitely of the period and dates to the late 18th century and swords with a similar configuration were made both in the Baltimore, Maryland area as well as the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area as indicated on page 40 of E. Andrew Mowbray’s book, ”“The American Eagle Pommel Sword ”. The pommel is a distinctive eagle head with perfectly round eyes. The knuckle guard is a flattened design. The knuckle grip is broken beneath the eagle beak. The counter guard is elliptical-shaped and the entire handle and guard retain much of the original gold wash. on the blade side of the guard there is a small touchmark which appears to be an inverted “C” with a small design in the center. The blade is of the Colichemarde pattern, etched with designs including a sunburst. The scabbard retains gold wash metal mounts and is of leather. SIZE: Length of remaining portion of the sword is approx. 24-1/4″; length of the remaining blade is approx. 18-1/4″. CONDITION: As noted previously. Blade has scattered surface rust and some pitting. 9-98726 (20,000-40,000)

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2147E

EXTREMELY RARE 1812 STEPHEN DECATUR U.S.S. UNITED STATES VS HMS MACEDONIAN SILVER MEDAL. Julian NA-9. This outstanding early silver medal is exceedingly rare, only a few were made and only a handful are known to exist; most of those are in institutions. Remarkably there are two in this auction. Both have descended through different branches of the Lear-Decatur family. Two in the same auction normally would leave a contrary impression of less than rare however this is an exceedingly unusual circumstance having both come from the same family, via different branches. An extraordinary opportunity. This exceedingly rare silver War of 1812 medal were generally understand to have been presented to the officers involved in named action. SIZE: This exceedingly rare example measures approx. 6-1/2 cm diameter. CONDITION: Very nice. Nicely old toned color with scattered small dings or scratches. The border with some small dents; one which appears at about 9:30, one at about 4:00 and a teeny ding on the edge at about 11:00. The reverse exhibits the small 1″ fracture that supposedly exists in all the originals. This surface fracture begins just inside the rim edge and travels up into the water of the battle scene. Detail is still generally strong and good however, high points do show wear. A wonderful discovery and most importantly descending directly from the exact family responsible for the original production of the coin; the Stephen Decatur family. 9-98728 (20,000-30,000)

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2148

18TH CENTURY PORCELAIN BIRD ON BRANCH, A GIFT OF MARTHA WASHINGTON TO COLONEL TOBIAS LEAR AND HIS WIFE. It has been family history for generations that when George and Martha Washington visited Portsmouth in the late 18th century, they spent a number of days and during that time, visited the home of Colonel Lear which was then occupied by his mother and Samuel Storer. In a book written by Charles W. Brewster titled, “Rambles About Portsmouth” dated 1859, he specifically states on page 266, “…the room in which Washington was received remains now with the same papers on the walls, the same chairs (made of cherry wood raised in the garden) and other furniture, except the carpet, which were then used. There are also in the room, three china mantel ornaments, a bird on a branch, … These ornaments were taken from Washington’s own manner, and forwarded by Martha Washington “for the children”.” In another book, “Private Affairs of George Washington” by Stephen Decatur, Jr., dated 1933, on page 40 it specifically states, “Washington, on his trip to New England the preceding Autumn, had seen Lear’s young nephew, George Washington Storer, and at this time he packed up three of these figures, exactly as he had explained to Lear, and sent them with some toys, to his namesake. One represented a bird on a branch of a tree. The bird had a broken bill when it arrived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which probably occurred on the journey to Mount Vernon although it is possible Washington’s packing was no better than his secretary’s.” George Washington Storer mentioned in both of the books was a small, later to become a career naval officer, was only a child at the time of Washington’s visit. On that visit, Washington had (according to legend) blessed the young man and purportedly stating that he, “be a better man than the one whose name he bears”. The small figure depicts a beautiful porcelain bird with brown feathered decoration on its back highlighted by lavender. It sits on a white porcelain branch ornamented with various flowers and leaves and has no maker’s mark on the underside but is probably of English manufacture. It is known that Washington was a man of taste and during his lifetime, purchased many English items. Accompanying this lot will be both volumes of the books mentioned in the above text. SIZE: 3-3/4″h. CONDITION: As the book states, the beak at one time was broken, now repaired. Also the tail had an old professional restoration. A unique opportunity to acquire an actual object at one time owned and handled by both George and Martha Washington and at one time purportedly at their residence in Mount Vernon. 9-98729 (2,000-4,000)

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2149

EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT OFFICIAL DOCUMENT FROM THE U.S. FRIGATE CONSTITUTION “OLD IRONSIDES”. Undoubtedly the most famous ship in the history of the U.S. Navy is the U.S. Constitution. This book is the official Watch and Quarter Bills of the U.S. Frigate Constitution and is so titled on its cover. It consists of 32 pages (including the front and back covers) about 10” wide by 12-3/4” tall, sewn along its spine with heavy twisted thread. The first 12 pages consist of the Watch Bills, indicating to which watch each man on the ship is assigned. The last of these pages is titled “Idlers” and consists of the personnel who had no assigned watch, including Jacob Jones – Commodore, Foxhall A. Parker – Lt. Commandant, Geo. Washington Storer – First Lieut, James Ferguson – Sailing Master, and thirteen other men. The next pages are the Quarter Bills and they designate where each officer and sailor is quartered and to what duties they are assigned and under what circumstances. For instance, 5th Lieut. Samuel L. Breese was Captain of the 4th Watch. He also commanded the Gun Deck 1st Division, and in the event that an enemy ship was to be boarded, he commanded the Musket Men of the 2nd Division of Boarders. Similarly detailed assignments are made for all the critical crewmen and officers. This book is a historical treasure – it is a detailed record of how the manpower and resources on the Constitution were allocated and under what conditions – watch, battle, boarding, etc. This book was a working document, as demonstrated by the many entries for which names were crossed out, and new names were substituted. These amendments likely represent changes in duties due to promotion, transfers, death, disability, etc. There are few pages that do not bear at least one such amendment. The U.S. Navy’s records of the Constitution’s assignments, commanders, etc are quite accessible, so it is possible to date this rare document to the exact tour of duty on which it was written and used. Jacob Jones is listed as the ship’s captain from 1818-1823; however, during the first 3 years of this period, the ship was being repaired and refitted in Boston. The Constitution was re-commissioned in 1821 and under Commodore Jacob Jones, it served as the flagship of the American fleet in the Mediterranean until 1823, a position that it continued to fill for another two cruises in the following years with a succession of captains. We can therefor confidently date this Watch and Quarter Bill to the 1821-1823 tour of duty under Commodore Jacob Jones, Lieutenant Commandant Foxhall A. Parker, and First Lieutenant George Washington Storer. As noted, the man who was third in command during this tour of duty was First Lieutenant George Washington Storer. Storer was a career naval officer son of Mary Lear (Colonel Tobias Lear’s sister and Samuel Storer). Storer was commissioned mid-ship men in 1809 and at the time served on the frigate Constitution in the Mediterranean from 1820-1824. In 1861 he was promoted to Rear Admiral. He was named for the President and as a baby; he was blessed by Washington when the former President visited the Lear home. This wonderful document has descended directly through Storer’s family for these 180-odd years. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to acquire an authentic and historically important document from “Old Ironsides”, the most famous ship in the U.S. Navy. CONDITION: Stitched binding is intact, and although there are some stains and light soiling, these are confined primarily to the outsides of the covers. Leaves are complete with a little edge wear and slight dog-earing, primarily on the first few leaves. Overall, very good condition. 9-98756 (30,000-40,000)

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2150

IMPORTANT LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL PART DINNER SERVICE ORDERED BY MARY TODD LINCOLN. Circa 1865. Known as the “Buff” set, originally ordered from J.K. Kerr of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, whose establishment was known as “China House”, by Mary Todd Lincoln as the second set for The White House ordered during the second term of Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency. We are offering 88 pieces from this original historic dinner service, often referred to as the “Buff China”. Consisting of: a) 1 (one) large soup tureen with cover (minus ladle) measuring 12″ h x 15″ l; b) 1 (one) sauce tureen with cover with attached underplate measuring 6-3/4″ h x 8-1/2″ l; c) 2 (two) large vegetable dishes with covers measuring 7-3/4″ h x 12-3/4″ l; d) 2 (two) small vegetable dishes with covers measuring 6″ h x 10″ l; e) 1 (one) large footed serving bowl measuring 6″ h x 11″ d; f) 1 (one) large oval serving platter measuring 2-1/8″ h x 19-3/4″ l x 13-3/4″ w; g) 1 (one) small oval serving platter measuring 1-1/2″ h x 13-3/4″ l x 9-1/4″ w; h) 1 (one) sauce boat with handle measuring 6-1/4″ h x 8-1/4″ l x 3-3/4″ w and matching stand measuring 10″ l x 5-3/4″ w; i) 1 (one) oval scalloped bone dish measuring 8″ l x 4-3/4″ w; j) 11 (eleven) dinner plates measuring 9-1/4″ d; k) 12 (twelve) soup plates measuring 9-1/2″ d; l) 12 (twelve) dessert plates measuring 7-3/4″ d; m) 11 (eleven) ice cream or fruit deep plates measuring 6-3/4″ d; n) 14 (fourteen) after dinner coffee cups measuring 3-1/4″ d and 16 (sixteen) matching saucers measuring 5-3/4″ d. Each decorated with a wide buff band within gold gilt borders with a gold gilt circle in the center of the plates, coffee cups, saucers, and footed serving bowl. The covered dishes with artichoke finials and scrolled leaftip handles. The sauce boat with a lion head handle, the sauce boat stand with a scrolling leaf decoration at one end. The scalloped bone dish with a gilt scallop shell decoration within gilt leaftips. Reference: Official White House China, 1789 to the Present, second edition by Margaret Brown Klapthor. At the end of 1864 Mary Todd Lincoln proceeded to order a new set of Presidential china, unlike the well-known magenta Solferino set used throughout the first term of Lincoln’s presidency, from a different firm; that of James K. Kerr of 529 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, whose establishment was known as “China House”. On January 9th and 10th, 1865 it is documented that she sent telegrams to James K. Kerr requesting immediate delivery of the new dinner service (reference: Mary Todd Lincoln, Her Life and Letters by Justin G. Turner & Linda Levitt Turner, 1972). Despite these requests, it appears the set known as “One extra large French China Dining, Dessert and Coffee Service decorated on a white ground delicate Buff border with burnished Gold Lines”, was not billed until January 30, 1865 and that the primary delivery of this same set by Harnden Express did not take place until February 13, 1865, as documented by the National Archives, Miscellaneous Treasury Account, vouchers 25 & 26, account number 157178. Two months later, President Lincoln was assassinated. Subsequently, a meeting between B.B. French, the Commissioner of Public Buildings and Grounds, and the new President Andrew Johnson occurred regarding the non-payment of the invoice for the china recently ordered by Mrs. Lincoln. President Johnson was asked to approve its payment, which he did on August 29, 1865. The second additional order for this service was paid for in February of 1866. It is surmised that the Johnson’s did not like the “Buff” set because on January 17, 1866 an order was placed with E. V. Haughwout of Haughwout & Co., New York City to replenish the Solferino china set. On July 23, 1866, the 29th Congress passed an Act providing for the appointment of an official steward of the Executive Mansion. At that time, Secretary of the Interior, Orville H. Browning, directed Benjamin B. French to take the inventory of the White House, which was accomplished with the then steward, William Slade on February 28, 1867. A second inventory, taken on December 14, 1869, during the Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, lists the Solferino set and also lists a buff set, obviously the one ordered by Mrs. Lincoln. President Chester A. Arthur, in the first Autumn of his Administration, directed an extensive redecoration of the Executive Mansion. During this event, assisted by the doorkeeper, Charles Loeffler, President Arthur inventoried and evaluated the property within the Mansion. Under the direction of the steward, William Crump, the pieces of china to be discarded were packed into 30 barrels. The remnants of three services were packed away in storage within the Mansion. It is believed these were from Presidents Lincoln, Grant and Hayes. Little else is known relating to the outcome of the other pieces of the buff Lincoln dinner service beyond those pieces that are documented to be in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute and of those documented pieces remaining in the White House collection. During the late 19th and opening of the 20th century, two separate events took place concerning the disposal of surplus items from the Executive Mansion. The partial set being offered here was purchased at public auction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1880-1890 by Sylvanus Hall. He then passed it to his daughter, Georgia Hall Conley. She passed it on to her son, Frank G. G. Conley. He passed it on to his daughter, Fritzie Conley Carper. SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by 1) copy of the receipt from The White House dated August 25, 1980 acknowledging the donation of a coffee cup and saucer together with “a small covered vegetable tureen” from Mrs. Fritzie Conley Carper and Mrs. Carter Conley Hardesty signed by Clement E. Conger, The Curator for The White House Museum; 2) a copy of the letter of acknowledgment written to Mrs. Carper on January 27, 1981 by Clement E. Conger, on behalf of the Committee for the Preservation of The White House, for the donation of a cup and saucer “believed to be from the state service ordered for the White House by Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.”; 3) a copy of the receipt from The Smithsonian Institution issued to Mrs. Carper by Claudia B. Kidwell, Chairman of the Department of Social and National History dated September 29, 1980 acknowledging the gift of a “9-1/2″ plate, cup, and a saucer” belonging to the “buff services ordered and received Mrs. Abraham Lincoln for The White House in 1865”. CONDITION: a) Overall very good, no damage of restoration noted; b) very good overall; c) the first with a spider crack to lid, otherwise very good, the second with small spider crack in lid and a more pronounced spider crack in bottom of base, otherwise good; d) the first very good, the second with chip in base rim, otherwise good; e) very good overall, no damages or restoration noted; f) the platter with a substantial chip and repair at one end, a piece has been glued back, but showing losses to glazed surface, no other restoration or damages noted; g) with minor underglaze discoloration at end of platter beneath rim, no other defects or damages noted; h) sauce boat with chip to base rim at rear, stand with no damages or restorations noted; i) very good with no defects or restoration noted; j) one with chip in rim, one with base rim chip, otherwise very good; k) very good with no damage or restoration noted; l) very good with no damage or restoration noted; m) two with hairline cracks, four each with a chip on the rim, five very good with no damages or restoration; n) one cup with rim chip emitting hairlines, one cup missing handle, twelve cups very good overall with no damages or restoration noted, one saucer with multiple hairline cracks, fifteen saucers very good overall with no damages or restoration noted. It should be noted that most, if not all pieces, could be described as having minimal yet apparent losses to gilding. None are considered severe and none of the losses effect the buff bands. The glazed surfaces are mostly without any evidence of surface scratches as one would expect to find as a result of cutlery. 9-98192 (30,000-50,000)

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2151

RARE HENRY BOWEN CHEMICAL PRINT OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Second quarter 19th century. Printed within a border of scrolling rondels and printed on the bottom “HENRY BOWEN’S CHEMICAL PRINT. – SOLD BY BENJ. FREEMAN, 27 CENTRAL STREET, BOSTON.” Similar textile in Threads of History: Compilation of American History Recorded on Cloth by Herbert Collins, 1979. SIZE: 18-3/8″ x 18″. CONDITION: Fabric is intact with quartered crease marks and foxing throughout. Generally readable and clear. 9-98468 (1,000-2,000)

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2152

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS 1807 IMPORT DUTY PAPERS. May 13, 1807. A certificate for the importation of 113 gallons of 30 proof rum from the island of Antigua on the Brig Lark, Morrill Martin, Master. Signed by CB Lincoln, Collector and Jere Hill, Inspector. Housed in a gold gilt frame with black matte. SIZE: 4-3/4″ x 9-3/4 sight. CONDITION: Very good overall, clear and legible with normal creasing. 9-98034 (400-600)

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2153

UNCLE SAM RECRUITING POSTER BY JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG. The vintage 1917 recruiting poster showing a large half image of Uncle Sam pointing his finger forward, signed below “James Montgomery Flagg”. Below image “I Want You For U.S. Army Nearest Recruiting Station”. Bordered in red, white and blue lines. Below at bottom “Copyright 1917 Leslie-Judge Co. N.Y.” Unframed, currently shrink wrapped loose on foam board. SIZE: 40″ x 30″. CONDITION: Some horizontal wrinkles, no tears, not laid down. Strong colors. 9-97893 (3,000-5,000)

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2154

FINE LOG CALIPER WITH WHEEL. Mid 19th century. Attributed to C. W. Grover, Caratunk, Maine. Most Grover wheels are not marked. This example mounted at one end with a ten-spoke wheel tipped with spikes. The opposing caliper jaws fitted to a brass support. The rail with calibration markings. SIZE: 44-1/2″ l x 27″ w overall. CONDITION: Tool fine overall condition and totally original. Surfaces worn from normal use, with very good patina. Incised calibration marks are all clear. 9-98705 (1,000-1,500)

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2155

MASSACHUSETTS CLASSICAL GILT MIRROR. Circa 1830, retaining a partial label showing “Worcester” Massachusetts origin. Gilt rectangular frame with molded slip, having engaged half columns with Ionic elements, reeded mid-section and leaftip details. The corners cast with C-scrolled volutes and leaftips. SIZE: 29″ x 54-1/2″. CONDITION: Frame in very good original condition, unretouched. Areas of minor losses to gilding. Backboards original. 9-98047 (2,500-3,500)

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2156

MASSACHUSETTS FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY CARD TABLE. Circa 1800. The figural mahogany hinged top with half serpentine sides and elliptic front, the edges crossbanded above the conforming frieze with inlaid rosewood rectangular panels, the centermost with a figural satinwood patera. The whole raised on square tapering legs and additionally tapered foot, all with crossbanded cuffs. SIZE: 29-1/2″ h x 36″ w x 17″ d. CONDITION: Table retains original surfaces. Structurally very good. The outer top slightly bowed (note photo). The surfaces with old finish and good color and patina. There are losses to crossbanded edges along frieze. Glue blocks original. 9-98363 (1,000-1,500)

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2157

MASSACHUSETTS CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY OXBOW CHEST OF DRAWERS. Second half of the 18th Century. Rectangular molded top with reverse serpentine front projecting above the conforming case fitted with four reverse serpentine graduated drawers on a molded base raised on ogee bracket feet with scalloped returns. SIZE: 32-1/2″ h x case w 34-3/4″ x 23″ d. CONDITION: Chest with professionally repolished older surfaces, retaining original backboards with restoration to proper right rear foot. Glue blocks all old if not original with quality brass replacement hardware, redrilled. Overall with very nice color and patina. 9-98097 (12,000-16,000)

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2158

LAVAR KIRMAN ORIENTAL CARPET, EAST PERSIA. First quarter 20th century. The ivory lobed medallion on a dark indigo field within red wine spandrels all profusely decorated with floral vinery, the spandrels each with three lotus blossoms. The ivory main border with clusters of pink and blue/gray flowerheads. SIZE: 8′ 8″ x 5′ 11″. CONDITION: Very good overall, retaining 75-80% of original pile. Selvages intact. End fringe absent. A fine example with strong, rich tones. 9-98286 (3,000-5,000)

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2159

FINE NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY BLOCK FRONT KNEEHOLE DESK. Third quarter 18th century, probably Boston. Of San Domingo mahogany, the molded top over the conforming case, fitted with one long drawer over a fan-carved and blocked central lower door, opening to reveal a shelf and multiple drawers, flanked by three drawers. All drawers with pierced willow hardware. Molded base and straight carved bracket feet. SIZE: 31-3/4″ h x 33-1/4″ w of case; 35″ w overall x 19-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Old but not original backboards. Original carrying handles now absent, holes plugged. Desk has been professionally restored and repolished with replacements to blocks and runners. Interior missing small upper drawer. 9-98164 (14,000-20,000)

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2160

ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM MATHEW PRIOR (American, 1806-1873) FOLK ART PORTRAIT OF A GIRL WITH HER DOG. This wonderful oil on canvas portrait shows a standing young girl wearing an embroidered red dress with white lace trim with red bow ties at shoulders. Decorated lace edge white bloomers and black shoes. She holds in her left hand a blue leash which she holds fast to her pet dog who sits beside her. Her right hand holds a pink rose which she has plucked from a basket of roses to her right. The background left shows the landscape with sky and trees. The right a building wall. Unsigned but clearly having the attributes of Prior’s work. Housed in a simple wood frame. SIZE: 37-3/4″ x 30″. PROVENANCE: Purchased by our consignor in the 1960’s from Mary Allis, owner of the Red Petticoat in Ridgefield, CT. CONDITION: Relined, craquelure, minor touch up. Otherwise very good. 9-98621 (25,000-50,000)

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2161

JOHN SAWIN PRESENTATION BANJO TIMEPIECE. Mid 19th century. Of typical form, the mahogany case with circular enameled dial with a Roman numeral chapter ring and time aperture. The name “Sawin” painted on the dial above the numeral 6. The gilded throat mounted with the original eglomise panel of scrolling gilt feathers on a white ground flanked by cast brass filets. The box case with gilt molded trim centering a white eglomise panel painted with a blue and red cartouche with gilt C-scrolls above the fluted pendant apron mounted with acorn finials. The brass movement engraved “G. F. Stevenson”. Clock retains original brass pendulum and lead weight. SIZE: 34″. CONDITION: The example, the case in nearly “as found” condition, retaining original surfaces, gilding and eglomise panels. Eagle finial absent, the dial with considerable paint loss between the numerals 11 and 5. The eglomise throat panel with two breaks at left and right bottom corners. The base door missing a block, the eglomise panel with extensive scratches. The gilding overall is very dry and in need of restoration. 9-97877 (2,000-4,000)

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2162

FINE NEW ENGLAND QUEEN ANNE TEA TABLE. Second half 18th century, probably Massachusetts. This porringer top example in old red wash. The top with outset rounded corners with cusps projecting above a rectangular molded apron raised on four tapering blocked cylindrical legs terminating in delicate round platform pad feet. SIZE: 26″ h x 26″ l x 20-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Table retains much of the older surface on base. The top, with much of the original pegging, but with two later screws to fastened top, has been cleaned with later red wash, additionally with small triangular shaped patch on edge of top. Feet all appear original without restoration. Corner blocks appear original. Very good overall. 9-98114 (7,000-9,000)

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2163

RARE & IMPORTANT DIMINUTIVE NEW ENGLAND CARVED MAHOGANY SQUARE-BACK SETTEE. Late 18th, early 19th century, Rhode Island or Northeast Coastal Connecticut. The arched crestrail continuing to downcurved winged arms terminating in swelled reeded urn form supports headed by unusual carved floral rosettes. The frame, designed for an overupholstered rectangular back flanked by overupholstered arms, centering a rectangular upholstered seat, the frame ends slighting incurved. The frame raised on square tapered and stop-fluted square tapered frontal legs terminating in brass capped casters (wheels now absent), the rear legs backswept. This example with a frame principally of chestnut and with birch and poplar secondary woods, has many traits similar to Newport furniture of the late 18th century, of note are the floral rosettes and stop-fluting on the frontal legs. SIZE: 35-1/2″ h x 52″ w, 15-1/2″ h of seat. CONDITION: Frame in structurally very good condition showing some older professional restorations to the seat rails (minor). The finished areas retaining original surfaces. 9-98113 (8,000-12,000)

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2164

ANTIQUE SERAPE, NORTH PERSIA. Last quarter 19th century. The blue/black angular lobed medallion with ivory and madder red central devices on a salmon ground within pale celadon green and madder red spandrels. The madder red main border with stylized floral trelliswork. SIZE: 11′ 4″ x 8′ 2″. CONDITION: With overall general wear, one side showing wear to foundation. There is a 5″ tear at end of central medallion along with additional areas of severe wear in need of restoration, within acceptable parameters. Losses to guard border at ends and at corners. 9-98444 (10,000-15,000)

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2165

J.A. DEWSON (First half of the 19th Century) PAIR OF ANCESTRAL PORTRAITS. Both oil on canvas portraits identically housed in modern gilt molded wood frames. Half portrait of a gentleman with brown coat standing with hands clasped at chest with a book shelf with books background. The other a half portrait of a young woman in fancy green dress with lace collar and bonnet. She has a coral multi-strand necklace and decorative oval pin and ring. On the relining is inscribed “Painted by J.A. Dewson 1828″. SIZE: 28″ x 23-1/4”. CONDITION: Relined, inpainting craquelure, restored. Good. 9-98596 (5,000-7,000)

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2166

FINE CHIPPENDALE STYLE CARVED PINE ARCHITECTURAL CORNER CUPBOARD. Second quarter 19th century. The cabinet of single piece construction with a cove molded cornice with canted corners projecting above the conforming case having two pair of cupboard doors overall. The upper doors with glass panels opening to a painted interior of two fixed shelves with deeply scalloped front edges. The doors are mounted on brass H-hinges. The cabinet has a large mid-molding centering a serving slide. The lower doors with raised panels opening to an interior fitted with a single fixed shelf. The canted case corners are decorated with recessed panels. The whole raised on a molded bracket base with scalloped returns along the front apron. SIZE: 88″ h x 30″ d of sides. CONDITION: Structurally very good. All parts appear original. No restoration evident. The finished surfaces showing good color and patina, probably original and cleaned. This cupboard is unique from the standpoint that the thickness of all boards used in the construction are thicker than average and hand hewn. 9-98362 (2,000-3,000)

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2167

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY CHIPPENDALE CHERRY SLANT LID DESK. Fourth quarter 18th century. The rectangular dovetailed case with sloping hinged shell carved lid with doweled breadboard ends opening to an interior fitted with an arrangement of document drawers beneath a row of valanced cubby holes centering a shell carved document drawer, all over a bank of 4 graduated thumb molded long drawers, the uppermost flanked by lopers, all with original brass willow hardware. The desk raised on a molded base with scalloped apron on bracket feet. SIZE: 44-1/2″ h x 36-1/4″ w case x 18-1/4″ d overall. CONDITION: Professionally restored and repolished, retaining original backboards. Proper right rear top corner missing dovetail. Proper right side lid interior with patch at outside corner. Other small and minor restorations throughout. Very nice color. 9-98060 (2,500-3,500)

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2168

WILLIAM HOWARD YORKE (British, 1847-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP KESWICK. Outstanding oil on canvas ship portrait shows the Keswick sailing right to left with low sails up flying British flag and other flags at back mast. The three mast black hulled ship having four figures on deck. A similar three mast vessel is seen traveling left to right off the bow. Choppy white tipped green ocean under blue sky with pink shaded clouds and gray clouds in corner. Signed lower right “W. H. Yorke L. Pool 1884″. Housed in a fine modern antique style carved and gilt frame. SIZE: 24″ x 36”. CONDITION: Relined, inpainting, very good. 9-98214 (10,000-15,000)

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2170

CLASSICAL GILTWOOD CONVEX MIRROR. First quarter 19th century. Gilt crest with displayed eagle on a rock pediment flanked by scrolling leaftips above the gilt molded surround mounted with spherules and a reeded ebony slip centering a convex mirror plate, all above a c-scroll leafy pediment. SIZE: 51″ x 32″. CONDITION: Gilding is dry and crusty, mirror with minor foxing, minor losses to gilding with original mirror plate and backboard. Some restoration. 9-95791 (1,500-2,000)

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2171

NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY REVERSE SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS WITH BLOCKED ENDS. Second half 18th century, probably Boston. The rectangular figural mahogany top with reverse serpentine front, the edges molded, projecting above the conforming case, fitted with four graduated long drawers with original brasses on a molded base, terminating in shaped and scalloped bracket feet. SIZE: 31-1/2″ h x 33″ w x 20-1/4″ d. CONDITION: With professional restorations to back feet, top professionally reset, otherwise very good. The case has been repolished, hardware original. 9-98539 (6,000-9,000)

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2172

ANTIQUE KARABAUGH CORRIDOR CARPET, SOUTH CAUCASUS. Last quarter 19th century. This unusual and desirable size woven overall with repeating rows of polychrome floral trelliswork on a muted gold field within a main border of geometric sazleaf design rendered in earthtones. SIZE: 18′ x 6′ 5″. PROVENANCE: From a Hancock, Maine estate. CONDITION: With areas of minor and moderate wear. Some old repairs with reweaving. Some losses to end guard borders. Generally good. 9-98445 (5,000-7,500)

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2173

KIRMAN ORIENTAL CARPET “MILLIFIORI” DESIGN, EASTERN PERSIA. Second quarter 20th century. This superior example with a gray/green arabesque medallion on a cream ground within gray/green spandrels, all profusely decorated with pink floral sprays, sprays of blue iris and scrolling blue/gray leaftips. The conforming main border similarly decorated. SIZE: 9′ 9″ x 6′ 1″. CONDITION: Very good overall with vibrant colors and nearly full pile. 9-98285 (3,000-5,000)

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2174

UNSIGNED (Mid 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF TWO SISTERS. Oil on canvas large portrait depicting two young girls in landscape. The older girl in white dress with blue shoes, blue waist ribbon and hair ribbons. Her hair is parted in the middle with curls cascading the sides. She holds a branch with red berries in her lap. Her younger sister is seated above her with one hand on her shoulder. She wears a rose colored dress with rose colored shoes and has long curly brown hair. Below them is a basket with fruit, a teacup and saucer and a doll figurine with dog beside. On the left side is a small red flower garden with green grass and the background is a sunset sky with cliff on the right. Over the girls shoulder is what appears to be a faint outline of a ship on the horizon. Housed in a period gilt molded wood frame. Back of the canvas pencil inscribed “Fallon 22″. SIZE: 32-3/4″ x 44”. PROVENANCE: Family history has indicated that this portrait was thought to have come from the Philadelphia side of the family. Estate of Dr. Lee W. Richards Jr. of Augusta, Maine. Obstetrician & Augusta’s first specialist. CONDITION: Relined with some chips and flaking on the right side, visible horizontal crease in center, craquelure. Good. 9-97672 (4,000-6,000)

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2175

IMPORTANT DANIEL & MARY WILLIAMS FAMILY REGISTER. Second quarter 19th century, New Bedford. This rare American example depicting a family in portraiture done in watercolor. Rendered in three rows, the uppermost depicting Daniel & Mary Williams, centering a portrait of their youngest daughter Angelina. The middle row depicting three daughters, Mary Ann, Elizabeth and Emily. The bottom row depicting three sons, Solomon, Christopher and Joshua. Each portrait in variations of period dress, each beneath a banner, and all flanked by floral sprigs. Housed in a period lemon gold frame. SIZE: 18-1/2″ x 13-1/2″ sight. CONDITION: Overall very good with minor and minimal foxing. Some fading. 9-98121 (7,500-12,500)

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2176

AMERICAN FULL BODY LEAPING STAG WEATHERVANE. Late 19th, early 20th century. Attributed to the Thomas W. Jones Company, New York City. A similar example in Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Copper Weather Vanes, Tower Ornaments, Finials, Church Crosses and Emblematic Signs Manufactured by Thomas W. Jones. This full bodied copper example with zinc ears and antlers in a verdigris patina rendered in full stride. Sold with a later wood stand. SIZE: Vane: 16″ h x 30″ l. Overall: 18-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: Family in Peru, IN since 1980. Previous to that, a home in Mexico, IN. CONDITION: Retains old original surfaces, a repaired bullet hole proper right side behind ribs. A second bullet hole in mounting tube. Seam on rear of proper left rear leg with old repairs. Minor dent on proper left rear flank. Shallow dents along backbone. Otherwise very good. 9-98323 (15,000-25,000)

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2177

AMERICAN FULL BODY LEAPING STAG WEATHERVANE. Late 19th, early 20th century. This full bodied example, attributed to J.W. Fiske & Co, with zinc head and antlers, and with verdigris and gilded surfaces. Accompanied by iron stand. SIZE: 22″ h overall x 30″ l overall, 28″ l of vane. CONDITION: Overall very good with old verdigris surfaces over original gilding. No evidence of restorations or repairs. 9-98110 (7,000-9,000)

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2178

AMERICAN GRASSHOPPER MOLDED COPPER WEATHERVANE. First half 20th century. This full bodied example with stylized sheet copper antennae, legs and wings. It is weighted beneath the head, joined to the body by a screw. Overall with good verdigris patina and original gilding. Sold with stand. SIZE: 10-1/2″ h x 34-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Structurally very good, no defects or restorations noted. 9-98109 (5,000-7,000)

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2179

RARE CARVED FOLK ART FIGURE OF BLIND JUSTICE. Third quarter 19th century. This historical figure purportedly was once mounted at a New Hampshire courthouse. The full bodied carved figure rendered with long flowing black hair wearing a blindfold, a brass set of balance scales held in her upraised left hand. The right hand is gripping the hilt of a sword, the blade now absent. She is clothed in flowing full length robes standing barefooted on a carved plinth. SIZE: 41-1/2″ h. CONDITION: The figure with expected and normal shrinkage cracks. The right forearm hand has been reattached. As previously stated, the sword blade is absent. The scale pans with damages and old repairs. The painted surfaces with normal and expected losses having very nice color and patina. The plinth, in green paint, has the most extensive paint loss. There are paint chips to left cheek, brow, and within hair. 9-97821 (40,000-60,000)

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2180

FINE FOLK ART NATIVE AMERICAN TOBACCONIST FIGURE. Second half 19th century, probably New York. Probably from the shop of Samuel A. Robb, with attributions to the treatment of the headdress and the heaviness of the lower torso. Found in Central Massachusetts. See Artists in Wood by Frederick Fried, pages 196-202, figures 169-171. This carved figure depicting a Native American chief with long, dark flowing hair and earrings wearing a headdress of 7 polychrome painted feathers, clothed in a cuffed tunic beneath a cloak. In his right hand is a packet of cigars and a blue package, his left hand clasping a knife across his stomach. The figure is wearing moccasins and is rendered with the left leg in a slightly forward position from the right. The base is framed within a painted box base. SIZE: 72″ h overall, 55-1/2″ h of figure. CONDITION: Structurally overall in very fine condition. The crown of the head drilled and with three parallel vertical shrinkage cracks on back of figure at base of tunic. The painted surfaces are old and worn, probably over old original paint. 9-98046 (14,000-20,000)

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2181

IMPORTANT CARVED AND PAINTED TOBACCONIST FIGURE OF A TURK. Second quarter 19th Century, Salem, Massachusetts. This nearly life size figure realistically carved depicting a Middle Eastern or Turkish personage wearing a turban. The figure is dressed in a short sleeved tunic cinched at the waist, his right hand extended holding a sheaf of tobacco. Both wrists are carved as if wearing wide bracelets. The figure is rendered standing, one foot slightly forward on a box base. The head and torso carved from the solid, the head drilled at the top of the cranium and plugged. The extended right arm joined at the elbow. Both shoed feet joined just in front of the ankle. Most unique in this carving is the facial details and expression, especially the broad forehead and almond shaped eyes creating a remote visage, also the realistic achievement of the carved sheaf of tobacco. Of the Turkish or Sultan carved figures sold over the last several years at auction this is perhaps the most unusual. SIZE: 66″ h overall, 58″ h of figure. CONDITION: The carved pine figure with original painted surfaces. The head, to the tunic collar, stained a chocolate or walnut brown, conforming with the color of the tobacco sheaf and right hand. The tunic, along with the rest of the figure, with the original faded gold or mustard paint. There are multiple, but minor, shrinkage cracks throughout. The sheaf of tobacco has been reattached. The application of a metal support is a later addition. The box base is early if not original. 9-97822 (60,000-80,000)

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2182

IMPORTANT AMERICAN HOOKED RUG. Circa 1887, probably Pennsylvania. The central section woven with polychrome striations creating a marbleized effect, the edges a series of scallops within a row of circular flowerheads set in a marbleized border in earthy tones of green and brown. Within a side section is woven the date “1887”. Each corner with a large stylized tulip. The contemporary or Orientalist nature of the swirling central design not unlike that of the “Coffee and Cream” rug exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1937, designed by Mrs. Lillian Mills Mosseller of New York, see page 213 Rare Hooked Rugs by William Winthrop Kent. SIZE: 8′ 8″ x 8′ 7″. CONDITION: Very good overall with an exceptional palette. With a canvas backing and professional repairs throughout. 9-98134 (7,500-12,500)

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2183

MAINE FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY LABELED BOW-FRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS. Circa 1800. Retaining the label of “DINSMORE & BATCHELDER Brunswick, Maine”. Rectangular top with cross banded and string inlaid edges and bow-front above the conforming base fitted with four cross banded drawers each with inlaid shield form escutcheon. Raised on angular French feet. SIZE: 37-1/2″ h x overall 41″ w x 21-1/2″ d. CONDITION: This fine example retaining cleaned professional repolished surfaces with good color and patina. The top with professional spliced repairs. High quality and appropriate brass hardware. Original label remains clear and legible, backboard and feet original with each foot with cosmetic repairs. 9-98096 (2,000-4,000)

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2184

RARE PAIR MAINE CLASSICAL BRASS ANDIRONS STAMPED “JOHN NOYES”. First third 19th century. This left and right pair stamped with the mark of John Noyes, Bangor, each with a mid band ball finial joined to a faceted and swelled stepped columnar shaft with original conforming log stops on brass supports. The iron dogs and billets original. SIZE: 13-3/4″ h x 25″ d overall. CONDITION: Structurally very good overall with no noticeable restoration. 9-98050 (2,000-3,000)

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2185

QUEEN ANNE CARVED WALNUT BIBLE BOX ON STAND. Mid 18th century. The rectangular box with hinged lid and breadboard ends carved and decorated overall with pinwheel rondels, flowerheads and scrolling leaftips, fitted to a table frame with molded edge, having a single long frieze drawer similarly carved. The stand raised on tapering cylindrical frontal legs terminating in pad feet, the rear legs square with single chamfered inner edge. The box now fitted with a later removable tray. SIZE: 27″ h overall x 28-1/4″ l x 19″ d. Box: 7″ h x 28-1/2″ l x 18-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Very good overall with some professional restoration to lid, hardware antique but not original. Retains good dark brown color and patina. 9-97880 (4,000-6,000)

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2186

NEW ENGLAND MAPLE & BIRCH QUEEN ANNE SERVER. Last quarter of the 18th Century. Rectangular molded top above the conforming case fitted with two thumb-molded long drawers over three short aligned drawers above the astragal arched apron fitted with pendant finials. Raised on cabriole legs with shaped returns terminating in pad feet. SIZE: 37″ h x 39″ w x 21-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Professionally restored with good clean surfaces and quality brass hardware. Very good overall. 9-98092 (1,500-2,500)

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2187

BAKHTIARI ORIENTAL RUG, WESTERN PERSIA. First third 20th century. This fine example with a central small stepped diamond ivory medallion within a blue/black arabesque floral medallion set within a brick red field densely populated with deep indigo and polychrome floral sprays within conforming floral blue/black spandrels. The brick red main border of scrolling vinery and lotus blossoms. SIZE: 10′ 6″ x 7′ 1″. CONDITION: Very good overall with nearly full pile, minimally lower at one end. Selvages intact. End fringes missing with slight wear to end guard borders. 9-98287 (3,000-5,000)

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2188

NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL CHERRY AND BIRDSEYE MAPLE BOWFRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS. Circa 1810. The rectangular top with bowfront and crossbanded edge above the conforming base of four graduated cockbeaded long drawers, each with birdseye maple veneer panels within mahogany crossbanding, raised on shaped French feet, centering a shaped apron. SIZE: 34-1/2″ h x 40-1/2″ w x 22-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Very good overall with polished surfaces. Feet original with reinforced glue blocks. Backboards original. Brass hardware a later replacement. 9-98537 (3,500-5,500)

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2189

NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY AND SATINWOOD DEMILUNE CARD TABLE. Circa 1800. This branded example with the name “C. ADAMS”, probably the original owner, possibly from Portsmouth, NH or North Shore, MA, has hinged demilune top with string inlaid edge above the conforming frieze inlaid with satinwood panels, a figured maple inlaid oval paterae, all with crossbanded edges raised on square tapering legs with inlaid panels and crossbanded cuffs. SIZE: 29-1/4″ h x 35-1/4″ w x 17-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Surfaces have been cleaned and polished. Proper left front leg repaired at apron. 9-98056 (3,000-5,000)

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2190

DIMINUTIVE FEDERAL BIRDSEYE MAPLE SIX DRAWER SPECIMEN CHEST. First quarter 19th century. The rectangular case of highly figured birdseye maple, fitted with six long drawers, each with eight compartments on a shaped apron raised on slender French feet. SIZE: 17″ h x 12-1/2″ w case x 8-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good with highly polished surfaces. The original backboard covered in green paper. 9-98541 (2,000-3,000)

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2191

ADAM & EVE PICTORIAL SCHOOLGIRL SAMPLER. Probably mid-19th century. This unsigned and undated example, purportedly from a CT home with a bright floral polychrome zigzag border centering Methodist Psalm 246 flanked by angels, all above a scene depicting a Georgian home on a formal lawn with ducks and birds surrounded by flowing trees and a large fruit tree beneath which stands a stylized Adam and Eve with serpent. SIZE: 22″ x 23-1/2″ sight. CONDITION: Retains vibrant colors, the background with some circular staining through the midsection. The right side lawn facing with an unfinished section as evidenced by blue yarn. 9-98123 (1,000-1,500)

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2192

LILIAS CARMICHAEL SCHOOLHOUSE SAMPLER. First half 19th century. This silk needlework headed with a line of verse “what is Life” centered with a scrolling floral vine above the name “Lilias Carmichael Aged 9″, the bottom third wrought with a Georgian home flanked by floral filled urns, all within a stylized strawberry border. Housed in a period frame. SIZE: 16-3/4″ x 12-3/4” sight. CONDITION: Structurally very good with overall tea colored staining. 9-98124 (1,200-1,600)

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2193

SAROUK CARPET CENTRAL PERSIA. The deep burgundy field with large scrolling palmettes and floral sprays in shades of deep indigo and ochre within a dark indigo main border of scrolling palmettes and flowerhead lattice work. SIZE: 15’7″ x 10’2″ CONDITION: Showing wear throughout the central area exposing some knots but not foundation. Color remains strong. Loss to end fringe, selvage good. 9-97148 (2,500-3,500)

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2194

LOUIS DODD (British, 1943-2006) “THE SCHOONER “FANNIE PALMER” LEAVING WALDOBORO, MAINE SHOWING BAKER PALMER UNDER CONSTRUCTION, 1901″. This outstanding oil on wood panel depicts the five mast white hulled schooner “Fannie Palmer” being pulled by a tug going left to right on a winter day. Flags and banners off each of the masts. In the foreground is the Baker Palmer in dry dock under construction with scaffolding and men surrounding it. A one-horse wagon with man and child is seen with houses and other figures. The background shows a street with houses, a large brick five story building and snow covered hill beyond. All under a blue and cloud sky. Signed lower right. Housed in a fabulous burl and gilt wood frame in which a hand painted legend with title is across the bottom. This example is the second Maine subject and considered one of his finest. Four of his works can be found in the boardroom of Federal Express and General Motors has two. He was sold and represented by the finest marine arts galleries in the country. Accompanying the painting is a book illustrated by Louis Dodd titled The Confederate Raiders, by Thomas Coughlin. This is a rare opportunity to purchase an outstanding example from one of the finest marine topographical artists of our time. SIZE: 22″ x 36″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98032 (20,000-25,000)

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2195

AMERICAN CARVED MAHOGANY DISPLAYED EAGLE STERNBOARD. Second quarter 20th century. This realistically carved example perched on the American shield. The eagle gilt decorated, the shield painted red, white and blue. Carved by Lloyd Hansen Thomas of Camden, Maine. For a nearly identical example sold in our gallery August 27, 2009, Lot 3122. SIZE: 40″ h x 84″ w. CONDITION: Very good overall with original painted and gilded surfaces. 9-98531 (8,000-12,000)

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2196

JOHN HALEY BELLAMY CARVED EAGLE WITH BANNER. Late 19th, early 20th century. This carved pine example, perhaps one of the most well known of the varieties available, showing a displayed eagle with banner carved with a single 5-pointed star. The banner never decorated. For nearly identical examples see those illustrated on pages 55-57 in John Haley Bellamy Carver of Eagles by Yvonne Brault Smith. SIZE: 9-1/2″ h overall x 25-1/2″ l. CONDITION: The painted and gilded surfaces worn throughout. The banner with repairs and with breaks at tips. The beak of eagle with a crack. The head at juncture to body with 1″ chip. Proper right wing tip with repair. Proper left wing tip missing 3/4″ strip at end. Otherwise good. 9-98534 (5,000-10,000)

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2197

JOHN HALEY BELLAMY CARVED MASONIC MIRROR. Late 19th century. This fine example carved in walnut and centering a tombstone mirror with gilt slip. Carved overall with Masonic symbols and flanked by columns. A nearly identical example can be found in John Haley Bellamy Carver of Eagles by Yvonne Brault Smith on page 91. SIZE: 31-5/8″ h x 22-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Very fine condition, this well carved example with a minor break and repair in center of lower apron beneath arrowhead, now reinforced with a metal bracket. Mirror plate appears original. 9-98156 (2,500-4,000)

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2198

CARVED EAGLE WALL PLAQUE BY SANGER ATWILL. Carved June, 1954, Lynn, Massachusetts. This example of a displayed eagle carved in pine clutching the Great Seal of the United States and a cluster of arrows in its talons. The back with the brand of Sanger Atwill, also stamped with the date “6/54”. SIZE: 24″ h x 53″ wingspan. CONDITION: Very good, retaining original surfaces, some abrasion due to over cleaning of gilded surfaces. 9-98536 (4,000-6,000)

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2199

UNSIGNED (American, 3rd Quarter 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP JOSEPH CLARK. Impressive large watercolor depicting the three masted brig Joseph Clark under full sail, approaching a headland, with 5 additional ships of varying types and size in the background. Several seamen visible throughout the ship. Five signal flags above an American flag flying from the mizzen mast. Done in colors of blues and greens, the ship’s hull in dark gray. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame. The Joseph Clark was built in Waldoboro, Maine, a brig of 1308 tons and launched in 1856. During the period of 1874-1876 Captain Charles Cooper Park of Searsport, Maine was Master of the Ship. Accompanying the watercolor is a collection of 9 handwritten journals belonging Charles Cooper Park relating to several voyages on various ships. SIZE: 30″ x 45″. PROVENANCE: By descent through the Park family to the current owner. Charles Park was one of three brothers, all of whom were sea captains and still active in 1882. Coincidentally in 1882 the Joseph Clark, then captained by C.L. Whitney, was wrecked by a hurricane in the mid-Atlantic. CONDITION: Watercolor in very fine original condition with some yellowing through age. Journals and account books legible, accompanied by several loose sheets, all well worn from use. 9-98414 (5,000-7,000)

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2200

KAMSEH MAIN CARPET, SOUTH PERSIA. Last quarter 19th century. The overall dense polychrome zoomorphic design consisting of rows of stylized birds and trees on a blue/black ground within a conforming sawtooth zigzag design in ivory, the indigo main border of scrolling geometric flowerheads. SIZE: 12′ 5″ x 7′ 2″. CONDITION: This desirable example with strong colors and minor overall wear. Losses to end fringe. 9-98324 (2,000-2,500)

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2201

FINE FEDERAL MAHOGANY ARCHITECTURAL CORNER CUPBOARD. Circa 1810. This fine example in two parts, the upper case with dental molded cornice and applied with small acorn pendant finials, fitted within a gothic astragal glazed door opening to an interior of three serpentine front fixed shelves set on the conforming lower case with medial moldings having a single paneled cupboard door with applied moldings and floral rosettes raised on flat bracket feet. SIZE: 87-1/2″ h x 47-1/2″ w x 34″ d. CONDITION: Original old surfaces, cornice, and wavy glass panels. Overall very nice condition. 9-98084 (2,000-3,000)

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2202

COASTAL NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE WALNUT CHEST OF DRAWERS. Second half of the 18th Century. Rectangular two-board top with molded edge projecting above a conforming case fitted with four graduated long drawers with thumb-molded edges on a molded base with dovetailed bracket feet and shaped returns. The diminutive case with fine figured walnut, professionally repolished. SIZE: 33-1/4″ h x case w 32-1/2″ x 21″ d. CONDITION: Bracket base original with professional cosmetic restoration, locks original, hardware consists of later appropriate handles. 9-98059 (2,000-3,000)

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2203

IMPORTANT FEDERAL GILTWOOD AND EGLOMISE MIRROR. Circa 1810. The stepped molded cornice with 22 pendant spherules above the eglomise panel painted with a rural farm scene above a rectangular mirror plate. The frame with four engaged half-columns on a molded base. SIZE: 54″ h x 38″ w overall. CONDITION: Frame structurally good retaining original gilding showing elements of wear and discoloration. Eglomise panel original and intact, as is the mirror plate. In need of cosmetic restoration overall. 9-98074 (2,000-3,000)

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2204

UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th Century) BROTHER & SISTER. Fine oil on canvas mounted to masonite folk art double portrait showing a young girl in pink dress holding a basket of flowers in one hand. The other hand presenting a rose to her brother who is dressed in a blue dress with lace trim and red bows. He holds a fancy straw hat with blue ribbon and ostrich hurl. The background is a mountain bordered lake. Housed in a replacement gilt frame. SIZE: 39″ x 41″. CONDITION: Very good, some inpainting. 9-98563 (4,000-6,000)

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2205

TABRIZ ORIENTAL CARPET NORTHWEST PERSIA. Second quarter 20th century. Woven with three indigo small medallions, the rose red field with dense floral vinery in shades of indigo, ochre and green within a blue-black main border of flowerheads and palmettes. SIZE: 19’2″ x 7’3″ PROVENANCE: Estate of Dr. Lee W. Richards Jr. of Augusta, Maine. Obstetrician & Augusta’s first specialist. CONDITION: Very good overall with full pile, strong color and with losses to fringe. 9-97671 (2,000-4,000)

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2206

SAROUK ORIENTAL CARPET, CENTRAL PERSIA. Second quarter 20th century. Lush polychrome floral sprays overall on a blue/black field similar to that of a Johan Sarouk within a cranberry main border of scrolling floral vinery. SIZE: 11′ 11″ x 8′ 10″. CONDITION: An area of wear in center of carpet. Some loss to selvage, otherwise very good. 9-98357 (2,000-3,000)

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2207

NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY CARD TABLE. Circa 1810. The hinged demilune top with string inlaid edges above the conforming frieze raised on four square tapered legs. The whole adorned with satinwood stringing and rectangular frieze panels with fan spandrels centering four-pointed inlaid stars. SIZE: 29-3/4″ h x 37-3/4″ w x 18-3/4″ d. PROVENANCE: By descent through a prominent Boston Beacon Hill family. CONDITION: Professionally repolished with cosmetic restorations. 9-98091 (2,000-3,000)

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2208

AMERICAN MOLDED COPPER DISPLAYED EAGLE WEATHERVANE. First quarter 20th century. Gilt decorated displayed eagle perched and clenched in its talons on a mid-banded ball joined to a weighted arrow with sheet copper feathers. Sold with a modern stand. SIZE: 20″ h of vane, 24″ wingspan, 21″ h overall. CONDITION: Retains original gilded surfaces with losses to leading edges of wings and to back of neck which is also dented. Other losses and imperfections to surfaces resulting from weathering within normal parameters. 9-98451 (2,500-3,000)

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2209

AMERICAN ETHAN ALLEN FULL BODIED COPPER HORSE WEATHERVANE. Circa 1900. This full bodied gilded example with a zinc head in a trotting stance with old gilded surfaces. Accompanied by a modern iron stand. SIZE: 17″ h of vane x 29-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Later gilded surfaces over earlier verdigris surfaces. Damage to proper right ear, old professional repairs to tail at body and to seams. Gilding losses throughout. Structurally overall good. 9-98450 (2,500-3,000)

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2210

AMERICAN JUMPING HORSE FULL BODY COPPER WEATHERVANE. Early 20th century. This molded full body gilt example with molded mane, tail and zinc head. Mounted on a modern oak stand and sold with same. SIZE: 31″ l x 18″ h. CONDITION: Weathervane has been regilded, now showing surface abrasions to gilding on both flanks. Evidence of small repairs beneath gilding, otherwise very good. 9-98176 (1,500-2,200)

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2211

PAIR OF CARVED DISPLAYED ARCHITECTURAL EAGLES. Late 19th, early 20th century. These left and right gilt decorated and carved eagles, each grasping a branch drilled for mounting. It is supposed that these may very well have been designed to be mounted above doorways. SIZE: 7″ h x 32-1/2″ wingspan. CONDITION: Structurally very good with original old surfaces. 9-98535 (1,500-2,500)

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2212

THOMAS H. WILLIS (American, 1850-1925) RACING YACHT. Oil, silk and embroidery on canvas nautical scene shows a single mast racing yacht sailing right to left in white capped green ocean. Monogrammed “TW” bottom right. Housed in a molded wood frame with gilt liner under glass. SIZE: 18″ x 12″. CONDITION: Some restoration with losses to silk on sail. Otherwise very good. 9-98205 (1,500-2,500)

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2213

THOMAS H. WILLIS (American, 1850-1925) AMERICAN SCHOONER YACHT. Oil, silk and silk thread on canvas nautical scene shows a two mast yacht with sails up in choppy green sea with white wave crests. Pennants fly from mast tops and American flag flies off back sail. A steam freighter is seen off to the right as the yacht goes right to left. Colorful blue, white and pink/gray sky. Signed bottom right “T. Willis N.Y. 1904″. Housed in what appears to be its original black painted frame with gold wood liner and front glass. SIZE: 22″ x 32”. CONDITION: Craquelure otherwise very good. 9-98202 (4,000-6,000)

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2214

AMERICAN CARVED EAGLE STERN BOARD. First half of the 20th Century, in the manner of Boston Artistic Carving Company. Carved rendering of a displayed eagle posed on a rock pile clutching an American shield, the whole polychrome decorated and mounted on a demilune board. SIZE: 23″ h x 46-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Structurally very good, painted decoration original but showing the effects of weathering, the body carved from the solid with applied head. Backboard drilled for mounting. 9-98068 (2,000-3,000)

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2215

PAIR OF PERIOD FAN-BACK WINDSOR SIDE CHAIRS IN OLD BLACK PAINT. Late 18th or early 19th century. This matching pair, each with bamboo style spindles and legs and each with a very old black painted surface, worn in places to reveal an earlier green paint. SIZE: 17″ to top of seat, 34-1/2″ to top of back. CONDITION: Generally good. 9-98460 (800-1,200)

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2216

PAIR OF GENUINE WARD BROTHERS SIGNED BOOKENDS. Each bookend consists of the breast and head of a Canada goose mounted on a wooden bookend; one fitted with a pen holder. The underside of both have tags which read, “MADE BY STEVE WARD, CRISFIELD MARYLAND FOR JULIAN TYLER, 1973”. Steve and Lynn Ward were two of the most famous antique decoy carvers in American history and their carvings and paintings are held in high esteem in the decoy collecting world. SIZE: Bookends approx. 9-1/4″h. CONDITION: Teeny paint loss on the bill of one goose, otherwise generally good. 9-98456 (1,500-2,500)

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2217

EARLY 19TH CENTURY PAINT-DECORATED LEATHER FIRE BUCKET. Black background with salmon-colored rim having a red and white banner which reads, “W M DOWNING”. Also dated “1804” and “NO. 56”. Retains original leather handle, reinforced at rings. SIZE: Approx. 12″h. CONDITION: Generally good and as noted above. 9-98452 (1,000-1,500)

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2218

LARGE 19TH CENTURY OVAL PAINT-DECORATED AND TOLE-DECORATED TRAY. This handsome tray depicts a yellow and black coach pulled by six white horses. The coach with eleven figures aboard, all in various states of merriment. Various buildings in the background. The border of the frame nicely decorated with stencil-decorated leaf and floral design. SIZE: Approx. 30″w x 24″h (overall). CONDITION: Generally good. 9-98466 (750-1,250)

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2219

EARLY HIGH BACK WINDSOR BOWED ARMCHAIR. 18th century. Having bulbous turned stretcher base and bulbous turned arm support with high back support. having a wide-shaped seat and retaining a very old paint surface which appears to be brown over red. SIZE: 16″ to top of seat, 39″ to top of back. CONDITION: Structurally sound. Paint shows much age. 9-98462 (500-800)

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2220
Revised: 2/3/2010

Correction: Lot 2220 is described as a single Windsor bow-back chair and is correct as cataloged. The photo incorrectly illustrated two Windsor bow-back arm chairs. (The one on the left is lot 2220 and the one on the right is lot 2219)

WINDSOR BOW-BACK ARMCHAIR IN OLD GREEN PAINT. 18th century. Having bulbous turned stretcher base and arm supports, formed scooped seat and retaining a very old (likely original) green-brown painted surface. SIZE: 15″ to top of seat; 23″ to height of back. CONDITION: Structurally sound. Paint shows much age. 9-98461 (400-700)

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2221

EARLY SHOE FOOT QUILT RACK IN OLD ROBIN’S EGG BLUE PAINT. 18th or early 19th century. Of pegged and mortised construction. Two wings open, each supported at the end with shoe feet. SIZE: Approx. 48″ h, 36″w. CONDITION: Generally very good. Paint is strong. 9-98459 (350-550)

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2222

HEPPLEWHITE TAPERED LEG ONE DRAWER STAND IN OLD RED PAINT. 18th or early 19th century. Delicate period stand with small overhang. Retaining original old red stain. (Purportedly from an early home in Phillips, Maine.) SIZE: 27-1/2″h. CONDITION: As found. Paint shows wear in various spots. Some imperfections include small partial split in top. 9-98458 (350-650)

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2223

RARE PAIR OF EARLY DECORATED FIREHOUSE WINDSOR YOUTH CHAIRS. 19th century. Both of identical style and decoration. The first an armchair with turned spindles, nicely turned legs, and stretcher base. The overall body paint decorated with black over red. Having gilt highlights, the backrest stenciled with wonderful American three-masted sailing vessel flying an American flag. The second a similar styled highchair, also decorated in the same motif and having similar turnings. SIZE: Youth armchair approx. 22-1/2″h (to the top of the back rest); highchair approx. 32″ h (to the top of the back rest). CONDITION: Youth armchair is generally very good; spindle joints are a little loose and the paint decoration shows some minor imperfections as a result of age and use. Matching highchair shows more use than the armchair. Paint shows more wear in the arms, seat and front leg support. The back painted in identical style and has been cracked at one time in two places. A charming pair of child’s chairs. 9-98457 (1,250-1,750)

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2224

19TH CENTURY OIL ON CANVAS OF WHALE KILLING SCENE. Depicts breaching whale being attacked by whale boat and harpooner while smashing another whaler’s boat. Two whaling ships in background. Unsigned. Housed in a period ogee-style frame. SIZE: 23-1/2″w x 13-1/2″h (sight size). CONDITION: Small 1/2″ tear in sky above whale and a small early patch on reverse in approximately the same area. Overall soiling. Painting appears to never have been cleaned. 9-98465 (800-1,200)

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2225

19TH CENTURY OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING OF FARMHOUSE IN WINTER. Boldly signed on reverse “PAINTED FOR HERBERT G. SCHOFIELD BY HIS FATHER AS A PRESENT FOR HIS 11TH BIRTHDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1893.” Also signed in lower left, “J. S., APRIL 1892”. Housed in a refinished molded pine frame. SIZE: 11-1/4″w x 7-1/4″h (view); 16″w x 12″h (overall). CONDITION: Painting soiled and shows considerable age, but in good condition. 9-98463 (450-850)

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2226

EARLY HANDLED FIRKIN. In original old gray paint. SIZE: 12″h. CONDITION: Top of lid split, paint worn, otherwise generally good. 9-98455 (150-250)

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2227

MAHOGANY HEPPLEWHITE-STYLE KNIFE BOX W/ELLIPTICAL-SHAPED INLAY ON LID. Having a formed and shaped front. (No interior.) SIZE: 11-1/2″h. CONDITION: Some small imperfections. Veneer slightly raised in various spots. 9-98454 (400-700)

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2228

PAIR OF EARLY FLINT CANARY YELLOW CANDLESTICKS. With molded stems. SIZE: 9-1/4″h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98453 (250-450)

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2229

SMALL FLORAL NAVAJO PICTORIAL SAMPLE RUG. This small early 20th century or late 19th century hand-woven Navajo sample rug depicts various forms of leaves and flowers on a red border with a central black panel on which other flowers and plant designs are woven. Retains much of the original fringe. SIZE: 12-1/2″h x 12-1/4″w (not including fringe). CONDITION: Generally very good. 9-98464 (150-250)

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2230

PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE BRASS PETAL BASE CANDLESTICKS. Second quarter 18th century, England. Each example with side ejector, petal form bobeche, columnar standard and stepped petal base. SIZE: 8″ h. CONDITION: Very good overall. No restoration or damages noted with minor and minimal denting on base rim. 9-98173 (700-1,000)

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2231

GEORGE III MAHOGANY THREE TIER DUMBWAITER. Second half 18th century. Each dish top shelf with molded edge of graduating size rotating on a baluster and ring turned shaft raised on a tripod cabriole leg base terminating in rounded bold platform pad feet. SIZE: 41″ h x 22-3/4″ d overall. CONDITION: Professionally restored and repolished retaining good, rich color. One leg reattached to base shaft. 9-98078 (1,000-1,500)

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2232

REGENCY ROSEWOOD CANTERBURY. Circa 1810. Rectangular form divided into four sections with splats and concave crestrails, the centermost with pierced grip above a single drawer, supported by ring turned baluster styles capped with suppressed mushroom finials raised on ring turned legs with brass capped casters. SIZE: 20″ h x 19-1/2″ w x 14-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Very good overall with original surfaces, casters and hardware. 9-98289 (800-1,200)

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2233

REGENCY YEW AND BURR ELM TEA CADDY. First quarter 19th century. The rectangular case with canted corners, crossbanded with string inlays and ivory escutcheon. The interior with two lidded tea compartments. SIZE: 5″ h x 7-1/4″ w x 4-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Repolished and restored. 9-98064 (500-800)

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2234

GEORGE II CARVED MAHOGANY SERVING TABLE. The rectangular top with molded edge and rounded corners above a conforming frieze fitted with a single fluted thumbmolded drawer. The frontal apron scalloped and astragal arched. Raised on molded cabriole legs with shell carved knees terminating in claw feet. SIZE: 28-1/2″ h x 31″ w x 17-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Table with extensive professional restoration, the top reset, also professionally repolished. 9-98073 (800-1,200)

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2235

SIGNED AND UNSIGNED (British School, 19th century) TWO ANCESTRAL PORTRAITS. Both identically housed in period wide gesso decorated gilt wood frames. 1) Half portrait of a man wearing black coat and white shirt. Signed “James Catt. 1884”. 2) Half portrait of a woman wearing a black dress, white lace bonnet with gold pocket watch at lapel and red stone jewelry at top of collar scarf and bonnet. She wears wire rimmed glasses and the painting is unsigned. An old written tag on back of stretcher “Mrs. Joshua Rea Grandmother of Russell Rea”. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. CONDITION: Relined with some restoration and inpainting and craquelure. 9-97889 (2,000-3,000)

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2236

WILLIAM IV CARVED MAHOGANY BEAU BRUMMEL. Second quarter 19th century. The partitioned top, hinged at the sides, opening above the case, fitted with a telescoping dressing mirror and with circular cutouts for wash basin, soap dish, toiletry bottles, etc. The case front with a short sham drawer above a covered door over a sliding section with sham drawer fronts sliding out on four cylindrical legs containing a fitting for a bidet. The front decorated with reeded pilasters, the case sides with flat panels, the whole on 8 cylindrical legs with ring turned ankles. SIZE: 33-3/4″ h x 20-3/4″ w x 22-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good, retaining early mirror plate. The whole refinished. 9-98152 (1,500-2,500)

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2237

GEORGE III MAHOGANY BUREAU BOOKCASE. Last quarter of the 18th Century. In two parts, the upper case with dental carved and beaded cornice fitted with a pair of astragal glazed doors with geometric mullioned panels opening to an interior fitted with two adjustable shelves. Set on the mid molded lower case, the sloping lid opening to lopers, the writing surface mounted with tooled leather, the interior fitted with a pair of blind fretwork drawers set in a row of valanced pigeon holes above a double row of aligned document drawers. The case fitted with a pair of aligned short drawers over three graduated drawers, all with cock beading on a molded base raised on bracket feet. SIZE: 84″ h x case 42″ w x 22-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Retains old original surfaces and glass panels. Minor losses to dental molding on cornice, backboards are original, brass hardware are later replacements in re-drilled holes. Bracket feet original with old glue blocks, very good overall. 9-98075 (2,000-4,000)

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2238

UNSIGNED (English, 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. Oil on canvas mounted to board shows a three-quarter portrait of a man seated sideways in a chair. He has formal black suit and white shirt and holds a letter in his hand which rests on the chair back. Light curtain swag behind as backdrop. Housed in a good antique gilt frame. SIZE: Sight: 18-1/4″ x 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Scattered spot inpainting, very good. 9-98566 (1,500-2,000)

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2239

GEORGE II CARVED MAHOGANY LOWBOY. Third quarter 18th century. This fine example of San Domingo mahogany with a rectangular top, molded edges and inset corners projecting above the conforming case comprised of a long drawer above a row of three short drawers, all with cockbeaded edges and stamped brass hardware of the period above a scalloped apron with carved volutes raised on cabriole legs with shaped returns on circular ridged and platform pad feet. SIZE: 28-1/4″ h x 33″ l x 19-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Professionally restored and repolished exhibiting soft brown color with good patina. 9-98088 (1,500-2,500)

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2240

REGENCY INLAID MAHOGANY CENTER TABLE. First quarter 19th century. The circular drum top fitted with a tooled leather insert above the conforming frieze of four bowfront drawers alternating with four faux drawers, all string inlaid, raised on a ring-turned columnar standard supported by four outswept reeded legs terminating in clawfoot brass capped casters. SIZE: 28-1/4″ h x 36″ d. CONDITION: Professionally repolished with restoration to veneers. The brass ring bales later additions. 9-98077 (3,500-4,500)

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2241
Revised: 2/3/2010

Correction: Condition should read: Professional repair to chair leg.

SET OF FOUR REGENCY CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS. Mid 19th century. The rectangular molded tablet crest above a slat carved with a leaftip patera flanked by reeded stiles with scrolled ears joined to a trapezoid overupholstered seat in a striped brocade raised on frontal tapering cylindrical ring turned legs, the rear legs backswept. SIZE: 34″ h of back. CONDITION: Cleaned and repolished surfaces, a single chair with broken proper left front leg. 9-98079 (1,000-1,600)

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2242

ENGLISH ANEROID BAROMETER. The foliate carved oak case mounted with a mercury thermometer on an enamel and paint decorated gauge above a paint decorated enamel dial set within a bevel glass brass bezel. SIZE: 35″ x 10″. CONDITION: The oak case with original finish, the enamel dial cracked between the 12″ and “2” position. Shrinkage crack beneath dial in case, otherwise good. 9-97815 (300-400)

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2243

FINE REGENCY MAHOGANY DRESSING MIRROR. First quarter 19th century. The rectangular mirror plate set within a half rounded molded frame on canted incised supports headed by spire and ball finials flanked by S-scrolled pierced wings and mounted by turned brass screws, all on a rectangular case fitted with four aligned drawers of figural mahogany raised on suppressed ball feet. SIZE: 22-1/2″ h x 30″ w x 8″ d. CONDITION: Very good overall with original cleaned surfaces and original mirrorplate. No restoration noted. 9-98374 (600-800)

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2244

SEMI-ANTIQUE HERIZ CARPET, NORTH PERSIA. Circa 1900. The pale green central medallion on a madder red field within turquoise spandrels, overall with dense polychrome geometric vinery. The blue/black main border with polychrome geometric floral latticework. SIZE: 12′ 9″ x 10′ 2″. CONDITION: With overall wear, primarily at each end within field, and with losses to selvages and fringe. 9-98549 (2,000-3,000)

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2245

EARLY AMERICAN CHAIR TABLE IN OLD RED PAINT. Circa 1800. The large two board top with round corners joined to the chair base with wooden pegs. The base with straight rectangular arms mortised to the supports, centering a rectangular plank seat and fitted with a drawer. The arm supports continuing as straight square legs on casters. SIZE: 28″ h x 52-1/2″ x 58-3/4″. CONDITION: Top has been reglued at seam. One original peg and three later replacements. Drawer handle removed. Drawer front with old repair. Casters have been remounted in feet with addition of wooden reinforcements. Paint has been enhanced and retouched in all areas of restoration. Table retains nice color and is structurally sound. 9-98353 (2,000-3,000)

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2246

NEW ENGLAND CHESTNUT WALL CABINET IN BLUE PAINT. Second quarter 19th century, probably Rhode Island or Connecticut. The rectangular dovetailed cupboard fitted with a door with breadboard ends opening to two shelves. The champhered backboard with lollipop crest pierced for hanging. SIZE: 25″ h x 16-1/4″ w x 7-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good with the blue paint enhanced. 9-98125 (1,000-1,500)

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2247

NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL SIDE TABLE IN YELLOW PAINT. First quarter 19th century. The rectangular top projecting above a conforming frieze raised on square tapered legs. Decorated overall in old yellow paint over a red wash. Of pegged construction with splayed legs. SIZE: 29″ h x 19-1/2″ l x 15-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Structurally very good. The edges and underside of the top with multiple old tack holes. 9-98128 (1,200-1,600)

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2248

NEW ENGLAND QUEEN ANNE MAPLE DROP LEAF TABLE. Last quarter 18th century. The rectangular top with rounded ends and hinged demiline leaves projecting above the rectangular apron raised on tapering cabriole legs with shaped returns, two hinged for leaf support, terminating in platform pad feet. SIZE: 27-3/4″ h x 43″ l x 15-1/2″ w, 42″ w opened. CONDITION: Table retains dark early finish. The top with old staining and small shrinkage crack. No restorations to legs or feet noted. Good overall. 9-98171 (1,200-1,800)

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2249

NEW ENGLAND TWO DRAWER WALL BOX IN BLUE PAINT. Late 18th, early 19th century. The rectangular cabinet fitted with a hinged lid opening to a storage compartment, the case fitted with two molded drawers. SIZE: 14-1/4″ h x 14″ w x 7″ d. CONDITION: Cabinet retains much of the original blue paint beneath a later brown surface. The cabinet shows extensive scraping, original pulls missing, the crest probably reduced. Otherwise with appropriate wear to well worn surfaces. 9-98115 (1,750-2,250)

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2250

EARLY AMERICAN OVAL PINE AND BIRCH TAVERN TABLE. Second half of the 18th Century. Probably Northern New England. The oval pine top with traces of original green paint projecting above a square molded frieze joined to block and baluster turned splayed legs joined by a molded rectangular box stretcher and terminating in tapered cylindrical feet. SIZE: 23″ h x 33-1/2″ l x 19-1/2″ w. CONDITION: This example has been stripped of its original paint and is now with a later application of varnish or shellac. Of pinned and mortise construction, the legs, apron and stretchers all appear original. The feet appear to retain near original height. 9-97878 (800-1,200)

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2251

CHINESE ORIENTAL CARPET. Circa 1920. The central floral rondel surrounded by floral sprigs within floral spandrels, all in shades of blues and beige on a pumpkin field. The main border with conforming floral trelliswork within royal blue guard borders. SIZE: 11′ 10″ x 9′ 2″. CONDITION: Very good overall. 9-98446 (4,000-6,000)

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2252

PEKING ORIENTAL CARPET. First quarter 20th century. Decorated overall with floral sprigs, butterflies, floral filled urns, and insect designs, the spandrels comprised of pagoda landscapes in opposing corners and fanciful birds in opposing corners, all on a beige ground. The two toned blue main border with landscape and seascape vignettes, alternating with floral clusters, all within a deep indigo guard border. SIZE: 11′ 5″ x 9′. CONDITION: Retains nearly full pile with good colors throughout. 9-98631 (2,000-3,000)

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2253

O-CHI-YAI (Japanese, 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF THE STEAMSHIP “COSTA RICA”. Detailed gouache portrait of the black hulled center wheeled steamer sailing left to right with other sails off bow and stern. Bottom left artist signed “O-Chi-Yai Nagasaki”. Titled bottom center “Costa Rica” and bottom right “Drawer”. Outside the center wheel housing is written “P.M.S.S. Co.”. The ship is seen flying an American flag off stern, the decks having 30 figures, the sea in a light to dark blue. Housed in a white painted carved wood frame decorated with shell motifs with matte which could be its original frame. The 1783 ton Costa Rica was built in 1891 in Chester, PA and was part of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company. In 1917 it was sold to L.A. Pederson, NY; in 1923 sold to Northern Fisheries, San Francisco; and was scrapped in 1935. SIZE: Sight: 17-1/4″ x 26-3/4″. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. No rips or tears evident. All over foxing spots, strong colors and some light water marks and scratches. 9-96300 (3,000-5,000)

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2254

BRASS BOUND CAMPAIGN STYLE CAMPHOR BOX. Late 19th century, Chinese. The rectangular box with conforming hinged lid, brass bound in campaign style and fitted with carrying handles and inset nameplate. The interior of the lid with an original oval maker’s label “SHUINGHANG No 74”. SIZE: 10″ h x 25-1/4″ l x 13″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Refinished. Retains original brasswork. 9-98154 (400-800)

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2255

RARE PAIR OF CARVED IVORY CANDLESTICKS. Second half 19th century, probably American. The baluster turned shafts with stepped rectangular plinths. SIZE: 7-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Each with stress or shrinkage cracks in shafts, now repaired. Otherwise good with nice patina. 9-98528 (800-1,200)

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2256

UNUSUAL SHELL-FORM SAILOR’S FOLK ART DRESSING MIRROR. Early 20th century. The lyre-form frame on a shaped plinth profusely and artfully decorated with shellwork in the form of flowerheads and rosettes. SIZE: 19-3/4″ h x 12-1/2″ w x 6-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Very good overall with minimal and minor loss to shell border. 9-98155 (500-800)

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2257

LARGE DEEP SEA HALF CLAM SHELL. 19th century half shell artifact, the outer side pitted. The lustrous shell interior is nicely patinated. SIZE: 11-1/4″ h x 28-1/2″ l x 18-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Half shell somewhat corroded from prolonged exposure under the sea, nicely bleached, structurally intact. 9-98560 (3,000-5,000)

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2258

LARGE DEEP SEA HALF CLAM SHELL. 19th century half shell artifact, the outer side pitted. The lustrous shell interior is nicely patinated. SIZE: 12″ h x 28″ l x 20″ w. CONDITION: Half shell somewhat corroded from prolonged exposure under the sea, nicely bleached, structurally intact. 9-98538 (3,000-5,000)

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2259

SIGNED (Italian, 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF THE BRIG STEPHEN BISHOP. Gouache watercolor showing the black hulled two-mast ship sailing right to left into an Italian harbor. Several small boats are seen off the bow and stern with a low mountain background. Several figures are seen on deck. A US flag and ship pennant off back mast. The ships name emblazoned in gold on the back side. A hand written legend in margin “Brig Stephen Bishop W.B. Gilkey Master December 2 1859”. It is signed bottom right indistinctly, possible “Celi”. Housed in a black molded wood frame. SIZE: Sight: 19″ x 24-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a fine Searsport, Maine home. CONDITION: Shadow lines at top and a corner crack at left top. Otherwise very good. 9-95773 (2,000-3,000)

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2260

HONORE PELLEGRIN (French, 1793-1869) SHIP PORTRAIT OF THE “VAUCHLIN”. Watercolor on paper portrait of the black two mast ship being received in Marseilles Harbor in 1828. 16 well dress crewmen are seen on deck while a rowboat with 7 figures is tethered to bow. Two flags fly off top mast and the French flag off the back. The background shows a depiction of the harbor buildings. Signed and inscribed and dated bottom right. Title and dated 1828 in black margin below. Housed in a decorative black and gold frame with watercolor highlighted matte with glass. SIZE: Sight: 16″ x 21-1/2″. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. No tears visible. Some all over foxing which may have been lightened by cleaning. Otherwise very good. 9-98211 (1,500-2,500)

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2261
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: We do not purport this to be antique, it is of contemporary manufacture made to look old.

D. ALDRO (American, 20th Century) PORTRAIT OF THE FRANK HERBERT. Oil on canvas ship portrait shows the black hulled two-mast schooner in full sail sailing right to left. It flies the large ship pennant which has mis-spelled name “Prank Hbrbert” and US flag off back sail. The ship sails in a white tipped blue ocean and has eight men aboard. A similar schooner is seen off the bow along with several sails on the horizon. Signed bottom right. Housed in a modern gesso decorated frame. The painting has characteristics seen in SFM Badger ship portraits. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. CONDITION: Relined on new stretcher, extensive craquelure and surface dirt. Otherwise good. 9-98558 (2,500-4,500)

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2262

SAROUK CARPET, CENTRAL PERSIA. First quarter 20th century. Dense floral sprays and flower filled urns primarily in shades of red and blue on a midnight blue ground within a rose pink main border of scrolling flowerheads. SIZE: 11′ 1″ x 8′ 9″. CONDITION: Overall condition very good with spot wear throughout. Colors very strong and vibrant. 9-98358 (2,000-3,000)

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2263

AMERICAN CARVED MAHOGANY TESTER BED. Circa 1850. In the manner of Mallard, the headboard of figured mahogany with half round molded frame and plume and leaf tip cresting, joined to the octagonal faceted swelled posts continuing to square supports on ball feet. The foot posts conforming, all with saucer and ring turned finials surmounted by a canopy frame. SIZE: Overall: 7′ 8″ h x 5′ 6″ w x 7′ l. Interior: 55″ w x 75″ l. CONDITION: All with original surfaces and good rich patina. Original canopy frame. 9-98623 (2,000-3,000)

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2264

NEW YORK SHERATON FIGURAL MAPLE TWO DRAWER STAND. Second quarter 19th century. Rectangular top above conforming frieze fitted with two cockbeaded drawers raised on swelled cylindrical ring-turned legs fitted with brass ferruled casters. SIZE: 28″ h x 23-1/2″ w x 20″ d. CONDITION: Very good overall with original surfaces and hardware. 9-98062 (1,000-1,500)

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2265

UNSIGNED (Mid 19th Century) FOLK ART PORTRAIT OF A GIRL WITH HER DOG. Interesting light oil/gouache portrait of a young girl seated in a grain painted antique rocking chair. She wears a christening dress and holds her small black and a white dog in her lap. Beside the chair is a basket of flowers on a decorated floor covering, blue background. An illegible embossed paper stamp in the upper left corner. Housed in an antique gilt wood frame with glass front. SIZE: 17-3/4″ x 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Generally very good. There is a 1″ split on the bottom left. 9-98622 (2,000-3,000)

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2266

GOLD LEAF SILHOUETTE OF WOMAN WITH BONNET. Late 18th century. This gold leaf example depicting a 3/4 profile of woman in a lace bonnet with shawl. Mounted in its original oval frame with gilt slip. With faint pencil inscription on back. SIZE: Frame Size: 6 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ CONDITION: The silhouette with deterioration and discoloration around the edges, otherwise structurally good. Frame intact with original finish. 9-97044 (1,500-2,500)

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2267

H. L. SWAN (American, 19th Century) RIVER VIEW OF AUGUSTA, MAINE. Oil on canvas topographical view of a river leading to long covered bridge with riverboat beside. The left side having railroad tracks below a steep hillside with houses and churches. The railroad tracks leading to a series of connected brick buildings; one flying an American flag. Low hills beyond and a small group of houses on far shore. Signed lower right “H. L. Swan 1878″. Housed in a modern red painted wood frame with gilt liner. Central Maine paintings depicting towns are very rare and this is a particularly interesting example. We were unable to find any listing for the artist but there was a silversmith as well as a clockmaker in this Swan family of Augusta, Maine. SIZE: 16″ x 22”. CONDITION: Craquelure, some minor chipping to bottom. Otherwise very good. 9-98370 (1,000-1,500)

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2268

UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF TWO SISTERS. Oil on canvas double portrait of two sisters, both with long curly brown hair, similar facial features and both wearing dark dresses with white lace fringe. Housed in an antique gilt molded wood frame. A piece of paper attached to back indicates that the “subjects are said to be Lucy and Mary Collins of Utica, N.Y.”. SIZE: 30″ x 24″. CONDITION: Relined, restored, some consolidation to varnish on the surface, craquelure, inpainting. Good. 9-98575 (2,000-3,000)

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2269

AMERICAN CLASSICAL MAHOGANY MARBLE TOP PIER TABLE. Second quarter 19th century. Rectangular white marble top with rounded edges above the conforming cove molded and arched figural mahogany frieze, supported by frontal S-scroll legs. The back panel with triple mirror plate joined by an incurved medial shelf raised on acanthus carved claw feet. SIZE: 37-1/4″ h x 43″ w x 18-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Professionally repolished over cleaned original surfaces. Marble with minor surface scratches. Blued mirror plate appears original with foxing. Very good overall. 9-98153 (2,500-4,000)

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2270

FINE PAIR FEDERAL BRASS LEFT AND RIGHT ANDIRONS. Circa 1810. Each spired urn form finial on a stepped baluster turned shaft joined to arched triple spurred legs raised on ball feet. The log stop with conforming finial. SIZE: 20-1/2″ h x 22″ d overall. CONDITION: Very good overall retaining original dogs. 9-98183 (800-1,200)

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2271

CLASSICAL MAHOGANY SETTEE, BOSTON OR NEW YORK. First half 19th century. The three panel tablet crest with reeded borders above the conforming upholstered back joined by scrolled arms, the supports with molded scrolled volutes centering an upholstered slip seat fitted within a molded frame, raised on incurved frontal saber legs terminating in brass-capped clawfoot casters. SIZE: 35-1/2″ h of back x 54″ w overall. CONDITION: Professionally refinished. 9-98095 (1,200-1,800)

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2272

FINE HERIZ ORIENTAL CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA. 1st quarter 20th century. The oversized geometric lobed medallion in shades of indigo and madder red on a madder red field, with dense geometric polychrome vinery within stepped turquoise and jade green spandrels, the midnight blue main border with ivory and salmon stylized flowerheads amidst geometric latticework. SIZE: 13’3″ x 9’10”. CONDITION: Overall very good with nearly full pile and soft color palette. End fringes mostly intact, one selvage with 4″ damage, opposing corners with wear, otherwise good. 9-95109 (2,000-3,000)

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2273

UNUSUAL SHERATON BIRCH AND FIGURED MAPLE CHEST OF DRAWERS WITH CUPBOARD TOP. Second quarter 19th century, probably Maine. This example in three parts. The upper case with a pair of cupboard doors opening to an interior fitted with four drawers beneath a molded cornice. The frieze and door panels of figured maple; stepped back and fitted to a deck with two aligned drawers, the drawer fronts of figural maple panels, stepped back on a rectangular chest of drawers, the case fitted with four drawers, the uppermost projecting above the three. The drawer fronts all of figured maple with crossbanded dividers and flanked by turned columnar pilasters continuing to ring-turned urn-form legs on pointed feet. The convex apron veneered in figured mahogany. SIZE: 67″ h x 41″ w x 20″ d. CONDITION: Piece retains original surfaces, somewhat dry in appearance with old incidental repairs to veneers. The cupboard door panels with old horizontal shrinkage cracks. Small losses to veneers throughout. Structurally good. In need of cosmetic restoration. 9-98381 (1,000-1,500)

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2274

SHERATON TIGER MAPLE CHEST OF DRAWERS. Circa 1840, probably New York. The rectangular top with architectural molded splashguard above the conforming case having a deep top drawer over three setback long drawers, all fitted with original glass hardware, the lower drawers flanked by engaged half columns continuing to a blocked apron, raised on frontal ring and baluster turned legs. The case end panels recessed. Splashguard, drawer fronts, and pilasters all in figured maple. The balance of the case in a red wash. SIZE: 57” h overall, 46-1/2” h of chest, 45” w x 21” d. CONDITION: Very good overall retaining original cleaned surfaces. 9-98598 (800-1,200)

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2275

CLASSICAL BRASS AND WIRE FIRE FENDER. First quarter 19th century. The D-form fender with 9 turned brass spindles surmounted by a conforming half rail above a conforming wire mid section on a molded brass base within a sheath steel frame raised on ribbed D-form simulated brass claw feet. SIZE: 16″ h x 41-1/2″ w x 12″ d. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98061 (700-1,000)

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2276

PAIR OF BOSTON CLASSICAL BRASS BALL TOP ANDIRONS ACCOMPANIED BY PIERCED BRASS FENDER. First quarter 19th century. Each with a mid-banded ball finial joined to a baluster-turned shaft on spurred cabriole legs on pointed slipper feet. The D-form fender reticulated overall with rows of diamond and cross patterns with a spiral turned mid molding. The corners cast with lions’ masks. SIZE: Andirons: 17″ h x 23″ d. Fender: 12″ h x 42-1/2″ w x 13″ d. CONDITION: Andirons with professional restoration. Fender structurally very good. 9-98161 (500-750)

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2277

WOODRUFF’S PATENT STICK BAROMETER. Gothic rosewood stick barometer, Charles Wilder, Peterboro, New Hampshire, circa 1860. The shaped crest above a concave molded door opening to an engraved silvered dial showing barometric pressure and marked “Woodruff’s Pat. June 5, 1860 Charles Wilder Peterboro N.H.”. The bracketed throat continuing to a molded box base. SIZE: 38″ h. CONDITION: Very good overall. Barometer missing side molding on box base. With all original surfaces. 9-98419 (800-1,200)

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2278

NORTHWEST PERSIAN ORIENTAL CARPET. First half 20th century. The ivory poled medallion within a blue/black field, guarded by rose red spandrels, the whole with dense polychrome floral vinery. The blue/black guard border with rose red pink and indigo floral latticework, the outer black and cranberry border of turretwork. SIZE: 12′ x 8′ 8″. CONDITION: Strong vibrant colors with slight wear at one corner. Loss to end fringes and minor damage to selvage. 9-98467 (1,750-2,500)

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2279

MASSACHUSETTS SHERATON MAHOGANY BOWFRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS. Circa 1830. Rectangular top with bowfront fitted with an arched splashguard and with reeded turret corners above the conforming case of four long bowed drawers above a scalloped apron centered by engaged ring turned and rope-twist columns continuing to baluster and ring-turned ball feet. SIZE: 42-1/2″ h of chest; 47″ h overall; 45″ w x 21-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Restored and professionally repolished with quality brass reproduction hardware. 9-98172 (1,000-2,000)

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2280

NEW ENGLAND MAHOGANY AND BIRDSEYE MAPLE DROP LEAF WORK TABLE. Circa 1830. The square mahogany top fitted with D-form hinged leaves, the edges reeded, above the conforming apron of three drawers, each with birdseye maple veneer fronts, raised on ring turned cylindrical legs with spool cuffs on suppressed ball feet. SIZE: 29″ h x 17-3/4″ w x 18″ d. CONDITION: Professionally restored and repolished. The lower drawer formerly a bag frame. 9-98071 (800-1,200)

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2281

NEW ENGLAND SHERATON CARVED MAHOGANY BOX SOFA. Circa 1840, probably Massachusetts. The rectangular over-upholstered back joined to down sloping sides continuing to molded scrolled mahogany arms on spiral twist swelled supports continuing to a blocked seat frame, over upholstery, raised on swelled reeded and ring turned frontal legs and back swept square legs on brass capped casters. SIZE: 33″ h of back x 76″ overall l. CONDITION: Structurally very good, retaining original old surfaces. No visible breaks or restoration. 9-97875 (800-1,200)

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2282

TWO AMERICAN MOURNING WATERCOLORS. Mid 19th century. The oval example depicting a woman, hat in hand, seated on a wooded hillside, a dog at her feet. The round example depicting 2 young girls seated in front of a cage in the act of releasing doves. Both watercolors are unsigned and framed in later gold gilt frames. SIZE: Oval: 10″ x 8″ sight. Round: 8-3/4″ d sight. CONDITION: Both watercolors in very good condition, the oval example with small crease at bottom, the round example with some smudging at opening of bird cage, the frame with old repairs. 9-95806 (800-1,200)

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2283

COLLECTION OF THREE AMERICAN RAG RUGS. First half 20th century. Each designed with repeating stripes of vibrant polychromed materials all on a dark brown/black background. These examples, in the form of runners, are designed to be reversible. SIZE: Rug 1: 10’4″ x 3’6 1/2″ Rug 2: 8’11” x 3’4″ Rug 3: 9’5″ x 3’4 1/2″ CONDITION: All in very fine original condition. 9-97047 (700-1,200)

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2284

AMERICAN FEDERAL TIGER MAPLE AND CHERRY CHEST OF DRAWERS. Circa 1840, probably New York. The rectangular top above the conforming case fitted with a deep top drawer over three graduated long drawers framed by a reeded frieze, apron and pilasters, raised on short baluster turned legs. SIZE: 45″ h x 47″ l x 21″ d. CONDITION: Top with small spliced repair left side facing. With original surfaces and good patina. Ivory escutcheons original, brass hardware replaced and with redrilled holes. 9-98545 (1,500-2,500)

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2285

COASTAL NEW ENGLAND MAHOGANY DROP LEAF WORK TABLE. Circa 1830. The single board figural mahogany top with hinged D-form leaves above the conforming frieze fitted with a pair of tiger maple veneered drawer fronts raised on spiral and ring turned legs with bulbous ringed cuffs and brass ferrules terminating in brass casters. SIZE: 29″ h x 18-1/4″ w x 17-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Professionally restored and repolished with good color. 9-98080 (1,000-1,500)

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2286

MASSACHUSETTS NORTH SHORE QUEEN ANNE MAHOGANY TILT TOP TEA TABLE. Third quarter 18th century with attributions in form to Joseph Short, Newburyport. Square top with notched corners hinged on a baluster turned tripod base, anchored with a spade form key, the angular cabriole legs terminating in ridged platform pad feet. SIZE: 26-1/4″ h x 30″ x 31″. CONDITION: The top with a central seam split. The support brackets with additional later screws. Once leg with repairs at juncture to base. Otherwise good. Table base retains old surfaces beneath later varnish. 9-98188 (1,000-2,000)

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2287

KAMSEH ORIENTAL RUG. Late 19th, early 20th century. Three aligned scalloped medallions in light green and light indigo in a blue/black field of dense polychrome flowerheads, the burgundy main border with scrolling vinery and flowerheads. An almost identical example to be found in the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, see Cyrus Parham “Masterpieces of Fars”, page 223. SIZE: 9′ 7″ x 6′ 7″. CONDITION: Overall with minor wear, the deep colors strong and crisp. 9-98327 (1,200-1,500)

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2288

QASHGAI SHISHBOLUKI RUG, SOUTH PERSIA. First quarter 20th century. With three aligned pole medallions, each centering a polychrome crab medallion within alternating indigo and ivory grounds, all set on a red wine ground with dense geometric polychrome symbols, the dark brown main border of floral latticework within two sets of three narrow borders, characteristic of the Shishboluki Tribe. SIZE: 10′ 2″ x 6′ 6″. CONDITION: Strong colors throughout, the rug with low, but even, wear. 9-98325 (1,200-1,600)

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2289

FINE BAKHTIARI-SOUMAC BAGFACE. First quarter of the 20th Century. Fine example woven with two earth tone polychrome oval medallions flanked by four geometric stylized patterns within stylized feathers within multiple zigzag, running hook, pole and sawtooth guard borders. The opposing ends woven in a bakhtiari pattern. SIZE: 24-1/2″ x 23-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Estate of William Hoeschle of Belfast, Maine. CONDITION: Fine example with minimal wear, retaining rich earth tones. 9-96576 (1,200-1,800)

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2290

WILLIAM & MARY WALNUT GATELEG TABLE. Mid 18th century. The rectangular top with curved ends and hinged demilune leaves projecting above the scalloped and arched frieze raised on blocked baluster turned legs and conforming gates, supporting the leaves, terminating in suppressed ball feet. SIZE: 28″ h x 45-1/2″ l x 20-1/2″ w (closed), 54-3/4″ (open). CONDITION: Top has been reset, other restorations including piecing of split top, professional restoration in areas of hinges and with restoration to seam splits. With old enhanced surfaces. 9-98179 (1,000-2,000)

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2291

AMERICAN PAINT DECORATED DOCUMENT BOX. Mid 19th century. This nice pine example painted in a blue gray tone, the lid decorated with a floral spray in an oval patera. The front panel painted with a fruit still life, the sides painted with stylized hearts in the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. The hinged lid with applied half round molding opening to an interior showing traces of original old wallpaper. SIZE: 5-3/4″ h x 11-3/4″ l x 8″ w. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Painted surfaces appear original. Still life possibly with later embellishments. 9-98100 (1,000-1,500)

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EARLY AMERICAN PAINT DECORATED PANTRY BOX. Mid 19th century. Of oval form, decorated in the Pennsylvania Dutch taste with a meandering border centering a stylized floral rosette, decorated overall on a brick red ground, the whole of pegged construction. SIZE: 5″ h x 13-1/2″ l x 10-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Structurally good. The painted surfaces showing significant wear with a small mouse hole along bottom rim. 9-98122 (1,200-1,600)

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MID-ATLANTIC FEDERAL WALNUT BIBLE BOX. Circa 1820, probably Virginia. The dovetailed walnut box with hinged panel lid applied with molded edges, joined to the conforming dovetailed box mounted with three aligned locks and escutcheons on a molded base, raised on shaped bracket feet. The lid mounted with an oval silver name plate inscribed in script “From the / Marriner’s Society / to / Mr R. Morwan / 1820”. SIZE: 8-1/2″ h x 20″ l x 13-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Box retains old original surfaces and fittings such as hinges and lock. Feet original. The lid with old professional restoration in area of hinges and a restored split near front of top. Otherwise very good. 9-98632 (1,500-3,000)

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EARLY AMERICAN PINE BIBLE BOX IN BLUE PAINT. Late 18th century, Maine. The rectangular box with hinged conforming lid and rattail hinges; the ends with applied moldings. SIZE: 8-1/2″ h x 28″ l x 18-1/2″ CONDITION: The box retains original hinges, lock, hasp, and rose head nails. All surfaces original. Blue paint well-worn showing appropriate wear. 9-98691 (1,000-2,000)

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LARGE AMERICAN TURNED BOWL. Late 18th, early 19th century. This chestnut example of rare “beehive” design, the top rim chamfered, the outer edge molded. The whole with nice mottled faux graining. SIZE: 7-3/4″ h x 23″ l x 20-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Structurally very good, retaining original surfaces. 9-98116 (2,000-3,000)

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ALBERT GALLATIN HOIT (American, 1809-1856) PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN. Oil on canvas mounted on masonite half portrait shows a middle age woman seated in a red chair wearing a black dress, lace collar and sheer white bonnet. Her hand rests on the red covered chair arm and she has a burgundy color wrap over her arms. Signed lower left “A G Hoit 1841″. Housed in a replacement gilt wood frame. SIZE: 34″ x 28”. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Restored with inpainting, good. 9-97843 (1,000-2,000)

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QUEEN ANNE WALNUT AND PARCEL GILT MIRROR. Mid 18th century. The rectangular ogee molded frame and conforming parcel gilt slip above a scalloped pendant apron and surmounted with a scalloped deep crest pierced with a chevron, all centering a rectangular mirror plate. SIZE: 33″ x 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Overall very good with professionally cleaned surfaces resulting in some loss to gilding on slip, the backboard original. 9-98163 (1,000-1,500)

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HERIZ CARPET, NORTH PERSIA. First quarter 20th century. The blue/black arabesque gold medallion on a madder red field with dense geometric designs within ivory spandrels. The blue/black main border with polychrome geometric latticework. SIZE: 11′ 7″ x 8′ 9″. CONDITION: Very good overall, retaining nearly full pile and strong colors. Minor losses to end fringe. 9-98160 (1,500-2,500)

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