Annual Summer Fine Arts, Asian & Antiques Auction
Totals Over $4.8 Million!

Auction: August 25th-28th, 2015

Preview: August 24th, 2015

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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2000

PAINT DECORATED LADDER BACK ARMCHAIR.

Massachusetts, circa 1740. Maple and ash construction with rush seat. Late19th/ early 20th century black painted surface with old paint embellishment to top ladder with date of 1728. SIZE: 45-1/2″ h x 22-1/2″ w x 19″ d. Seat 15-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Good with old repaint, rush seat probably dates from time of repaint. 49289-10 (300-500) – Lot 2000

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2001

QUEEN ANNE MAPLE OVAL TOP TEA TABLE.

Connecticut or Rhode Island, circa 1740. The generously overhung scrubbed top has a rounded edge and is secured with wooden pegs and some nails to the frame. The turned tapered legs terminate in pad feet and are secured to the apron with double wooden pegs. Retaining the original mahoganized finish, dry crusty surfaces. SIZE: 26-3/4″ h x 35″ l x 27-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Good, with appropriate in use wear. 49140-157 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2001

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2002

RARE FIGURED MAPLE ADJUSTABLE KETTLE STAND.

Mid 18th Century New England. The small circular birdseye maple dish top with incised rim and tapered collar joined to the ring and reel turned standard joined to 3-turned leg supports raised on ring and reel turn legs, terminating in elongated button feet. The figured base with old, if not original threaded adjusting knob. SIZE: 26-1/4″ h. Top dia: 10″. Overall 13″ d. CONDITION: Telescopic post is old replacement, top with early glue repaired split. Minor abrasions throughout, otherwise good untouched condition. 49140-154 (1,200-2,200) – Lot 2002

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2003

FINE FORGED IRON RUSH/CANDLE LIGHT.

Early 18th Century, American. The arched tripod base with penny feet joined to a square pincer shaft. The U-shaped candlearm with dished drip pan and slotted candle cup with cleated joinery. SIZE: 12″ h. CONDITION: Excellent, untouched condition. 49140-163 (400-800) – Lot 2003

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2004

QUEEN ANNE MAPLE AND TIGER MAPLE TILT TOP TEA TABLE.

New England, circa 1780. Tiger maple round tilting top with vasiform shaft, tripartite base with cabriole legs and snake feet. SIZE: 26″ h x 31″ dia. CONDITION: Good with recent refinish. 49369-1 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2004

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2005

PIPE WALL BOX WITH LOLLIPOP TOP.

Circa 1800 New England. The tall tapered back with exaggerated lollipop hanger. The rectangular shallow box with deep open well. The whole with original “smoke” grained paint. SIZE: 15-1/4″ h x 5″ w x 1-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Very good untouched condition. 49140-146 (800-1,600) – Lot 2005

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2006

18TH CENTURY FLAME STITCHED BARGELLO MANS WALLET.

New England, 18th century. Very finely woven large flame stitched wallet in greens, yellows, reds, pinks and blues. Embroidered, signed “Thomas Giles 1763”. Unusual large double pocket size. Polished linen interior in green. SIZE: 10″ l x 5″ w. CONDITION: Some moth grazing, stitch loss, colors are still very vibrant and bright. 49355-17 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2006

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2007

RARE SERAPI ORIENTAL CARPET.

Last quarter 19th century, North West Persia. Dense angular floral vinery on an ivory ground within a madder red main border filled with polychrome lotus palmettes and saz leaf trellis work flanked by pale indigo floral guard borders. SIZE: 9′ 5″ x 12′ 3″. CONDITION: Even wear throughout with low pile. Loss of fringe, weaknesses to selvedge. Moderate insect damage primarily at ends and corners. 48998-4 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2007

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2008

RARE FORGED IRON TRAMMEL CHANDELIER.

First half 18th Century New England. The double pigtail ended hanger with sawtooth adjuster arm, forged split into 4 twisted downswept arms, each with dished circular drip pans and slotted candle cups. SIZE: 22″ h x 16-1/2″ d. CONDITION: With original stove black surfaces, now with fine oxidized patina. Very good overall. 49140-133 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2008

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2009

FOUR QUEEN ANNE MAPLE SPANISH FOOT CHAIRS.

New England, Circa 1750. Assembled set of companionable chairs of very similar design comprised of three side chairs and one arm chair all with vasi-form splats and peaked yoke crestrails, block and turned front legs and medial stretchers. Front legs have Spanish feet and rear legs are raked to the back. Trapezoidal rush seats. The armchair with molded arms and rams horn carved handholds. Mellow re-finish. SIZE: Armchair: 41″ h x 23-1/4″ w x 22″ d. Side chairs: 40″ h x 19″ w x 15″ d. Seat h ranges from 16″ to 17″. PROVENANCE: From a private coastal Maine collection. CONDITION: Good, Armchair with possibly replaced rear stretcher and crack to crestrail at junction with stile. One side chair with small loss to top of splat and age crack to lower part of splat. 49362-4 (800-1,200) – Lot 2009

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2010
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: There was a typographical error made during cataloging, the estimate should read $1,250 – $2,250.

Please note: We do NOT guarantee the age of this lot.

VERY FINE TIGER MAPLE PIPE BOX.

Probably Connecticut, 18th century. With pierced heart cresting and cascading scroll work down to a pierced carved frontice with a pierced scroll top edge and heart below, with incised flyfot at bottom. The dovetailed tobacco drawer with incised pinwheel. The base exceeds the dimensions of the case on the front and sides and is molded. The box is assembled with both wooden pins and wrought iron nails. Surface is worn thin shellac. SIZE: 20″ t x 5″ w x 4-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From an old Sidney, Maine collection. CONDITION: Good intact, with crack to bottom. 49379-5 (1,250-2,250) – Lot 2010

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2011

HAND FORGED 17TH CENTURY IRON LOCK WITH KEY AND ESCUTCHEON PLATE.

Very decorative lock plate and escutcheon with original large decorative key. SIZE: Lock: 9″ h x 13″ l. Escutcheon: 8-3/4″ h x 5-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Some rust, appears to be intact. 49116-2 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2011

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2012

FINE QUEEN ANNE WALNUT MIRROR.

Circa 1740 New England. The bold, vigorously scrolled whales-tail crest with applied gilt leafage above the rectangular, beveled mirrorplate within a gilt slip, within an ogee molded frame above the scalloped and scrolled pendant tail-piece with applied gilt foliate decoration. The whole with highly figured walnut veneers over pine. Frame with original finish. SIZE: 27-3/4″ h x 12″ w. CONDITION: Backboard old replacement. Very minor small veneer chip loss to proper right lower corner of frame and age appropriate silvering loss to mirrorplate. Otherwise very good. 49140-1 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2012

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2013

QUEEN ANNE CHERRY DROP LEAF TABLE.

New England, circa 1750. The round top on a frame with arcaded ends and straight turned legs terminating in outswept cabriole feet. SIZE: 49″ l x 16-3/4″ w x 28-1/4″ h. 48″ w open. PROVENANCE: From a private coastal Maine collection. CONDITION: Fair with repairs to drop leaves at hinge area and other repairs/ replacements possible. Feet with fractures and splicing, and older refinish. 49362-3 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2013

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2014

RARE WILLIAM & MARY PINE PRICKET CANDLESTICK.

Early 18th Century New England. With robust vase, ring and reel turnings mounted with original iron spike pricket and retaining original finish. SIZE: 14-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Patch in base appears original, otherwise fine dark patina with only minor abrasions. Excellent untouched condition. 49140-91 (500-800) – Lot 2014

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2015

QUEEN ANNE CHERRY TRAY TOP TEA TABLE.

18th century, New England. Of unusual form with nearly square dimensions with tombstone scrolled apron having very well executed cabriole legs with bold sweep terminating in generous feet. SIZE: 27″ h x 25-1/2″ w x 24-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Good with old surface and repair to two feet. 49369-12 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2015

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2016

FINE SMALL QUEEN ANNE WALNUT MIRROR.

Second quarter 18th Century, probably Boston, Massachusetts. Frame; walnut veneer over pine, with well developed modified “cupid’s bow” tombstone crest flanked by swan’s neck ears above the rectangular mirror plate within a nicely molded surround. Mirror retains early Boston newsprint dust shield glued to back of frame. SIZE: 20-1/2″ h x 11″ w. CONDITION: Rear crest glue block absent with silvering losses to mirror plate and age checking to veneer. In otherwise untouched condition. 49140-31 (800-1,600) – Lot 2016

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2017

BLACKHAWK TROTTING HORSE WEATHERVANE.

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1880. “Harris and Co.” stamped mid-center on proper right side. Accompanied by its custom museum stand. SIZE: 20-1/2″ h x 27″ l. CONDITION: Good, with appealing verdigris surface, with solder repair to front of standard bar and four bullet holes in body. Very minor denting to two legs, minor seam separations of solder joints. 49140-3 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2017

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2018

RARE BUTTON-HOLE BANDED FIRKIN IN YELLOW PAINT.

Second half 18th Century New England. This ash example with tapered body and long fingered button hole banding, carved bentwood handle and mushroom capped hinge pins. Fitted with original lid. Firkin with yellow over original red paint, with fine dark patina. SIZE: Firkin: 9″ h. Overall: 12-3/4″. 9-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: With minor surface abrasions. Shrinkage crack to lid and with minor early upper band loss to lid. Overall in very good untouched condition. 49140-117 (800-1,600) – Lot 2018

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2019

19TH CENTURY SEAWEED DECORATED MOCHAWARE MUG.

The large quart mug has a white ground decorated with a 3″ light brown band having four black seaweed stalks. There are four thin black bands as well as a 1/2″ medium blue band. English mark on side bottom. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 4-1/4″ dia. (without handle). PROVENANCE: From a fine Western Massachusetts home. CONDITION: Very good with some toning under glaze. 48552-6 (500-1,000) – Lot 2019

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2020

FABULOUS DECORATED CHALKWARE CAT.

The cat decorated with swirls of burnt orange on a mustard yellow background. The bottom marked “Bought new 1924 Lois Lillie Flynn (Stake) Sold by-F. L. Bower”. SIZE: 6″ h x 12″ l. CONDITION: Consolidated varnish layer. Wonderful patina with a few light nicks. 49242-3 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2020

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2021

RED PAINTED CHIPPENDALE CHEST OF DRAWERS.

New England, circa 1770. A charming country chest with notch carving to feet and sides of molded top. The top with generous overhang above four graduated thumbnail beaded drawers. The case sides ending in an arcaded bootjack design for the base. The front bracket applied, with molded top edge and arcaded front with simple semi-circular design to the bracket. Maple with pine secondaries, mostly period brass. SIZE: 35″ h x 33″ w x 17″ d. CONDITION: Generally good, in old second red paint, repair to back edge of top and lower portions of front bracket feet. Glued repair to back edge of proper right side. Small loss to same side at the back of bootjack. Wear and imperfections as expected for age. 49140-148 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2021

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2022

COPPER QUILL WEATHERVANE WITH SPIRE.

Late 19th Century. A medium sized example with appealing re-done surface. SIZE: 28″ h x 48″ l. CONDITION: Good. 49297-3 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2022

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2023

ADAM BRANT WALNUT TALL CASE CLOCK.

New Hanover, Pennsylvania, 2nd half 18th century. Chippendale walnut tall case clock with arched brass composite dial. Clock has eight-day time-and-strike movement, including calendar and seconds subsidiary functions; the painted dial has a chapter ring with Roman numerals. The bonnet has an overhanging cornice, arched door, and four free standing columns. The waisted case has an arched pendulum door, and the base has bold moldings and cyma-recto profile dovetailed bracket feet. The case sides have been cut in an early accommodation for pendulum swing, and are capped with brass plates on the outside. The feet are intact, dovetailed and pinned. The seat board is original. Hands and dial components are believed to be all-original, though polished. Two lead weights and pendulum are present. An appealing intact example in old refinish with great color. SIZE: 89″ h x 19-1/2″ w x 10″ d. CONDITION: Case and movement appear to be original. Early accommodation for pendulum swing cut into case with brass plates mounted on exterior of case sides. 49226-5 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2023

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2024

FINE SHIELD BACK HEX DECORATED CANDLE SCONCE.

Circa 1800 Pennsylvania. This rolled sheet iron sconce with shield form backplate, decorated with punched lines around the perimeter centering a punched hex sign decoration. The top with pierced hanging tab. A serpentine folded edge candle arm joined to a crimped edge drip pan with folded edge pierced candle cup. SIZE: 15-1/2″ l x 8″ w. CONDITION: Excellent untouched condition with dark patina and lightly oxidized surface. 49140-107 (400-800) – Lot 2024

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2025

RARE PAIR OF SHIELD BACK CANDLE SCONCES.

Circa 1800 American. Each rolled sheet iron example with crimped and canted edge backplate, pierced rear hanging tab joined to a downswept folded edge candle arm, continuing to crimped edge drip pan with slotted candle cup. SIZE: 11-3/4″ h x 7″ w. CONDITION: Excellent untouched condition with slightly oxidized surface. 49140-105 (800-1,600) – Lot 2025

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2026

RARE OCTAGONAL PUNCH DECORATED CHANDELIER.

Early 19th Century New England. The rolled sheet iron eight candle chandelier with scroll S-form arms continuing to crimped drip pans and slotted folded edge candle cups. All joined to the central pendant by crimped dish shape fasteners, the pendant, conically tapered at both ends with punched circular and swag decorated central panels suspended from a pigtailed hanging ring. SIZE: 14″ h x 30-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Minor oxidation overall. One candle arm repaired at juncture to drip pan. Otherwise very good. 49140-96 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2026

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2027

CHIPPENDALE PAINTED TALL CHEST.

New England, circa 1765. This bold example exhibits more features expected of Queen Anne era cabinet making and predicts a rural origin. The fanciful grain painting is largely intact and appealing. The tall bracket feet are of Queen Anne inspiration, the sides are simple semi-circular cutouts, and a cyma pattern on the front. The drawer organization and graduation is pleasing, with split top drawers over 6 full-width drawers. The cornice molding corresponds to the base molding with a simple profile. Hardwood drawer fronts, probably maple. Sides of case and secondaries are white pine wood. SIZE: 64″ h x 37″ w x 19″ d. CONDITION: Good, brasses are appropriate modern replacements not in original holes, cracks to feet and lower portion of proper right side of front foot replaced. Paint wear, age coloring and some age cracks to sides. 49289-9 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2027

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2028

SEMI ANTIQUE KAZAK ORIENTAL RUG.

Ca 1910, Central Caucasus. Rectangular central panel with 3 crab medallions in indigo, ivory and pistachio within ivory border of crosses. The main indigo border with crab polychrome devices on indigo ground. SIZE: 3′ 8″ x 5′ 4″. CONDITION: Good overall with even wear. 49118-7 (1,500-1,800) – Lot 2028

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2029

ANTIQUE SHIRVAN RUG.

Late 19th Century. Three aligned crab medallions on a midnight blue field with dense arrangement of latchhooks, polychrome octagon, horses and other devices within multiple borders. SIZE: 3′ 3″ x 5′ 1″. CONDITION: Good. Colors remain vibrant. Overall wear including foundation within central medallion. 49191-51 (700-900) – Lot 2029

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2030

“DEXTER” RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE.

American, circa 1890. Probably Fiske. The horse with a cast iron head, the remainder in repousse sheet copper. The patina is exceptional, having weathered surfaces of iron and copper. Mounted on custom museum type stand. SIZE: 16″ h x 35″ l. CONDITION: Good condition with bullet hole to fore leg otherwise untouched and highly appealing surface. 49203-9 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2030

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2031

RARE CHROME YELLOW MIXING BOWL.

Late 18th early 19th Century New England. Nice pine example, well turned and with insized line decoration. Original vibrant chrome yellow paint with unpainted interior. SIZE: 3-1/4″ h x 10″ dia. CONDITION: Excellent untouched condition. 49140-21 (800-1,400) – Lot 2031

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2032

RARE TURNED ROUND SUGAR BOWL WITH LID.

Early 19th Century, American. Nice compressed form in original yellow paint fitted with domed lid. SIZE: 3-3/4″ h x 4-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Very good, untouched condition with no defects and fine patina. 49140-164 (500-800) – Lot 2032

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2033

RARE MINIATURE WALNUT BLANKET CHEST.

First quarter 19th Century Pennsylvania. Chippendale style rectangular box with hinged lid, joined to the conforming dovetailed case with inlaid diamond escutcheon, raised on a bracket base with shaped returns. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 12″ l x 6-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Very fine untouched condition with original hinges and lock retaining original dry varnish finish. 49140-128 (800-1,600) – Lot 2033

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2034

SMALL BEEHIVE BOWL IN RED PAINT.

Late 18th Century New England. The pine bowl with well defined “Beehive” turnings, shallow foot pronounced lip with unpainted interior. SIZE: 3″ h x 9″ dia. CONDITION: Two sidewall fissures, otherwise very good. 49140-23 (500-800) – Lot 2034

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2035

CHIPPENDALE PAINTED PINE CORNER CUPBOARD.

New England, circa 1800. With bold crown molding above paired arched glazed doors with mid-molding, above paired panel doors on molded and applied bracket base, with red painted exterior and blue interior. Door muntins are at the same level as the shelves. Architectural returns to the sides of the case. Note: The cupboard is in one piece. Materials are white pine with one-piece poplar backboards. Glass is pleasing early glass and appears original. SIZE: 87″ h x 34-1/2″ w x 22-1/2″ d. Depth to corner: 31″. Width with returns: 46″. CONDITION: Small loss to molding at sides and top of arch. Expertly cleaned down to original red (white overpaint removed). Period hardware may be original. Some possible loss to height, pleasing wear to mid-molding and base molding and around hardware areas. 49289-4 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2035

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2036

FABULOUS PENNSYLVANIA PUNCH DECORATED TIN POT SIGNED J. KETTERER.

Signed “J. Ketterer”. (Stamped on handle). Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., PA Circa. 1850-1864. Dome lid with brass mushroom finial, gooseneck spout, reinforced C-scroll handle, pieced tapered body with flared rolled edge base. Punched urn of flowers and crisscross line double sided decoration. SIZE: 11-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Generally very good, 1 crease dent to lid, otherwise very good. 49116-4 (3,500-4,500) – Lot 2036

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2037

FANBACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR.

Connecticut, circa 1780. The crest with upswept ears and sweeping contour. The back with seven spindles, and horseshoe shaped arm rail with out swept paddle hand holds. The arm supports and legs of bold corresponding contour. The saddle seat of sculptural design, with gutter carving around the spindles. The spindles shaped with swelling below the arm rail, having a pleasing splay and rake to the legs. Dry old brown surface over original red paint. Maple, ash and pine. SIZE: 37″ h x 22-1/4″ w x 25″ d. Seat height 18″. CONDITION: Good, with pleasing wear commensurate with age and use. Some loss of height to the rear legs. 49140-152 (1,200-2,200) – Lot 2037

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2038

NEW ENGLAND CHAIR TABLE IN PUTTY COLORED PAINT.

Maine, circa 1800. With generous round three board top over a base with unusual angled splay to legs. The size of the top accommodates easy seating without interference of the base. The quintessential Maine chair table with individualistic quirks in very pleasing surface with scrub top and worn putty paint elsewhere. SIZE: 28-3/4″ h (with casters) x 53-1/2″ dia. Base: 24″ d x 21″ w. 18″ seat h. 65″ open h. PROVENANCE: From a Sidney Maine estate collection. CONDITION: Very good with old fill to cracks in top, casters added to feet, charming in use wear throughout. 49379-12 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2038

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2039

RARE AND IMPORTANT PILGRIM CENTURY ASH PRICKET CANDLESTICKS.

First quarter 18th Century New England. The original forged iron spikes within the vase, ring and reel turned column of 3-piece mortise doweled construction. With original surfaces, never painted. SIZE: 19-1/4″ overall h. CONDITION: With age related shrinkage cracks, early chip loss to candlestick at base with fine patina in very good, untouched condition. 49140-113 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2039

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2040

SUPERB PAINT DECORATED OVAL BRIDES BOX.

Ash & white wood with original paint with dry thin varnish overcoat. Period inscription inside “N Barnhard bought this box in New York City in 1853”. The box having a finger lapped lid decorated with central panel of stenciled flowers with scrolled leafage surround, and black pinstriped borders with elongated teardrop shaped flourishes against a Windsor green background. The lap joined box with similar decoration. Iron tack joinery. SIZE: 10-1/4″ h x 17-3/4″ w x 12-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Minor old bottom lid edge band loss, otherwise very good, untouched condition. 49140-108 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2040

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2041

SPECTACULAR TULIP AND HEART DECORATED DOCUMENT BOX.

Late 18th Century Pennsylvania. The pine box with hinged lid colorfully polychrome decorated, the lid with central heart motif surrounded by multiple flowers within a yellow border of black polka-dots. The front panel with central flower head flanked by tulips within a yellow and black line and dot three panel surround. The side panels each with tulip and flower within an undulated yellow border, the back with alternating tulip and floral design. All on a white ground. The box with wire staple hinge attachments, wire latch closure and wood peg joinery. SIZE: 4-1/2″ h x 14-3/4″ l x 8-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Proper right side with significant paint wear, all other areas with light abrasion. Early chip slit loss at rear corner of lid. Hinges are partially old replacements. General soiling to lid. Otherwise very good untouched condition. 49140-147 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2041

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2042

EARLY PAINTED PINE MIRROR.

Late 18th Century, New England. The rectangular frame lapped joined with wooden pegs and with applied mitered corner veneer facade. The crusty dry black paint over original green paint. With original thin mirror glass, paperboard backing, and iron wire hanger. SIZE: 7-1/2″ x 5-1/4″. CONDITION: Mirror with silvering loss, abrasions to frame, otherwise excellent, untouched condition. 49140-126 (600-1,000) – Lot 2042

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2043

FAN BACK BRACE BACK WINDSOR ARM CHAIR.

New England, circa 1780. An elaborate and sophisticated form. With carved ears, bold turnings and outswept arms. SIZE: 42-1/2″ h x 26″ w x 21″ d. CONDITION: Restoration to crack in seat and other possible restorations. Paint surface restored. 49369-14 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2043

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2044

HOWARD INDEX HORSE WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th century by J. Howard, Massachusetts. This has long been called the Index horse because it was featured in the book “The Index of American Design” a WPA era book on American antiques and historical ephemera. This example has pleasing patination of weathered lead and copper with traces of gilding and sizing. Does not come with stand. SIZE: 18″ l x 17″ h. CONDITION: Good with possible restoration to body. 49297-5 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2044

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2045

WINDSOR ARROW-BACK SETTEE.

Probably Pennsylvania, poplar, Circa 1820-1840. The settee having bamboo-turned legs. SIZE: 35” h x 76” l x 20” d. CONDITION: Very good with original paint stripped, currently in red washed/refinished surface, legs extended 3-3/4”. 49240-21 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2045

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2046

SEMI-ANTIQUE PERSIAN HERIZ CARPET.

This long narrow carpet has a large bold center medallion on a red field with ivory corners. All over pattern with a wide series of colorful borders. SIZE: 9′ 6″ x 17′ 7″. CONDITION: Good pile with even wear. 49191-37 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2046

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2047

OAK BURL BOWL.

Mid 19th century, of European origin. Hand hewn with tight burl knots, mellow patina. SIZE: 11-1/2″ dia. x 6″ h. CONDITION: Several age cracks, and knot hole (missing knot). 49174-6 (800-1,200) – Lot 2047

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2048

BURL VESSEL WITH HANDLE.

19th century, carved from one piece of burl with straight tapering carved handle, showing traces of an early painted surface. SIZE: 5-1/4″ h x 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ CONDITION: Very good, one minor filled split. 49174-3 (300-500) – Lot 2048

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2049

TURNED BURL WOOD MORTAR.

19th century, turned from one burl with four incised rings near base. SIZE: 5″ t x 5-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Having triangular patch on one side and knot fill on other, otherwise very good. 49174-2 (500-800) – Lot 2049

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2050

CHIPPENDALE PINE PENNSYLVANIA TALL CASE CLOCK.

Pennsylvania, late 18th- early 19th century. An architecturally bold example; the bonnet with scrolled pediment, four free standing columns, arched door and quatrefoil inspection lights. The pendulum section has a tulip carved door and is flanked by fluted engaged quarter columns, the lower case has square perimeter molding and old ogee bracket feet. The 30-hour pull-up movement is brass with time-and-strike functions, and the painted dial features Roman numerals. The clock retains its original seat board and dial. The dial is in good unrestored condition with original hands and is signed prominently “Christian Bixler Fulton No. 36”. The single brass cased weight and pendulum are present, as is the door key. SIZE: 91-1/2″ h x 22″ w x 10″ d. CONDITION: Case is in generally very good condition with old refinish. There are some cracks and losses to the lower half-inch of foot facings. Case and movement possibly by association. 49101-1 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2050

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2051

ATTRIBUTED TO SHELDON PECK (American, 1797-1868) PORTRAITS OF MR & MRS BUSH.

Outstanding oil on canvas half portraits of Mr. & Mrs. Bush seated in the same Empire red upholstered mahogany sofa. Both wear black and she wears a lace bonnet and collar, holding a bible in her lap. He wears a black suit and has wavy black hair. Both having a greenish background. Wonderfully housed in wonderful flame mahogany ogee type frames which accent the sofa’s rich graining. SIZE: 36-1/2″ x 28-1/2″. Overall: 43-1/2″ x 35-1/2″. CONDITION: Strip line edge reinforcement, craquelure and some professional restoration. 49437-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2051

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2052

MANNER OF GILBERT STUART (Anglo-American, 1755 – 1828) “PORTRAIT OF EDWARD KING”.

Oil on canvas 3/4 length portrait of a distinguished gentleman sporting a black jacket and powdered wig. Housed in a period carved gilt wood frame. Unsigned, titled in pencil inscription on verso stretcher bears several indiscernible collectors labels. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. Overall: 37″ x 31-1/2″ CONDITION: Craquelure throughout, canvas has discoloration and several small patches, restored with inpainting 49204-4 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2052

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2053

FINE COUNTRY TAP TABLE IN RED PAINT.

New England, circa 1780. The table with a single board pine top with generous overhang, secured with original wooden pegs with medial cleat. The lower edge of apron with linen fold molding, the skirt and legs of maple with mortise, and tenon peg construction. The square tapering legs with chamfered inside edge. Birch and pine construction, with dry old red paint over original red, marked “JC” in original red paint underside of top. SIZE: 29″ h x 42″ l x 28″ w. CONDITION: Very good with pleasing wear and great patina. 49140-26 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2053

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2054

LARGE ANTIQUE COPPER MOLDED PIG WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th century. The pig having a curly-q iron tail, folded ears and elongated snout. Surface with green verdigris and gilt. Accompanied by museum stand. SIZE: 20″ h x 35″ l. CONDITION: Very good. 48654-5 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2054

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2055

KNUCKLE ARM COMB BACK CHILDS CHAIR OF EXCEPTIONAL FORM.

Indeterminate age, Rhode Island. With superlative bulbous turned legs and stretchers and with great double splay. A highly sculptural saddle seat, cyma scrolled knuckle arm with arm supports corresponding to leg turning. The medial bow composed of three pieces of ash or hickory. The serpentine crestrail with carved concentric volutes. The back with seven full length tapering spoke shaved spindles flanked by two turned half spindles on each side. The legs protrude through seat and are wedged. The surface worn old black over red with remnant of coach painter style yellow stripes. The seat is pine. Legs, stretchers, arm supports are maple. The crestrail, spindles, medial ball of hickory or ash. SIZE: 40″ t x 19-1/2″ w x 18-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: Old Sidney Maine collection. CONDITION: With pleasing wear commensurate with age and use. 49379-4 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2055

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2056

EARLY PAINT DECORATED CHILD’S HIGHCHAIR.

New England, possibly Maine, late 18th century. Having elliptical nippled finials above slightly backward raking rear posts / legs; with curved, shaped ladder back slats. Bobbin turned and incised arms, the front posts urn shaped, above forward raking front legs and double stretcher base. Maple and ash construction, original black and red paint with crusty over-varnish, and coach painter chrome yellow flourishes and pinstripes, with original black ash splint seat intact. SIZE: 39-1/2″ h x 13″ w x 13″ d. Seat height 20″. CONDITION: Good untouched patina in very good condition with pleasing wear to stretchers, arms and finials. 49140-153 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2056

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2057

CHILD’S BLANKET BOX.

Vermont or Eastern Canada, 18th century and later. The box with triple arch moldings and carved apron. White pine construction throughout. SIZE: 26-1/2″ h x 31-1/2″ w x 15″ d. CONDITION: Restored and possibly altered; hinged replaced, and back edge of top. 49240-22 (600-800) – Lot 2057

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2058

CARVER STYLE PAINTED DOLLS CHAIR.

New England, 18th century. Retaining original blue paint and original rush seat with great patina. Finely turned in what appears to be ash wood. SIZE: 13-5/8″ h x 7-3/4″ w. CONDITION: No repairs, shows very good wear. 49355-11 (600-800) – Lot 2058

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2059

FINE PAINTED DECORATED BLANKET BOX.

New England circa first quarter of the 19th century. Vibrant original paint in umber, yellow and red with fanciful grain decoration simulating exotic wood. The case, dovetailed with applied molding and bracket base, the interior fitted with a lidded till. Intact hardware including lock. Interior of lid reads “M S OSTRAND 1818”. Uncommonly the back of the chest is paint decorated. SIZE: 38″ l x 20″ h x 19″ d. CONDITION: Very good with very minor abrasion. 49140-25 (1,200-2,400) – Lot 2059

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2060

HACKNEY HORSE WEATHERVANE.

Cushing & White, Waltham Massachusetts, circa 1870. Repousse copper construction, having a flattened full-bodied form. The surface consisting of very appealing verdigris and age blackened copper retaining a pleasing contract of original gilt and yellow gilt sizing. Accompanied by its custom museum stand. SIZE: 23″ h x 27-1/4″ l x 2″ w. CONDITION: Bullet hole and minor “BB” dents, minor solder seam separations and very small dent to foreleg. Ears and tail original. Unrestored condition. 49140-5 (6,000-12,000) – Lot 2060

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2061

FINE 19TH CENTURY PAINTED MIRROR.

The original red & black painted pine mirror having its original mirror plate with consistent silver tarnished surface. The frame having an elongated turret type shape and having a beveled pine backboard. SIZE: 18-3/4″ x 14″. PROVENANCE: From a fine Western Massachusetts home. CONDITION: Very good; mirror plate with consistent blackening to surface. 48552-5 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2061

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2062

FINE ROUND “SNOWFLAKE” CANDLE SCONCE.

Circa 1800 American. This rolled sheet iron example with canted rim backplate, punch-decorated with rayed pattern surrounding a central circle all with “snowflake” X’s. The folded edge candle arm continuing to hanging hole at top, joined to a crimped edge drip pan with folded edge slotted candle cup. SIZE: 10″ h x 9-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Excellent untouched condition with dark patina and minor oxidation to surface. 49140-106 (400-600) – Lot 2062

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2063

PAIR OF BRASS AND IRON STEEPLE-TOP ANDIRONS.

Circa 1790, New England. Marked “J. Davis, Boston”. SIZE: 19″ h x 18″ d. CONDITION: Good condition. 1062-3 (400-600) – Lot 2063

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2064

SCALLOP-SIDED HANGING SHELF.

New England, mid 19th century. A larger than average example with pleasing scalloping and spacing of shelves. Thin pine stock with old mahoganized finish, with original brass hangers. SIZE: 48″ h x 40″ w x 8″ d. CONDITION: Good with minor abrasion. 49140-149 (500-1,000) – Lot 2064

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2065

FINE PAINT DECORATED LEATHER FIRE BUCKET.

Circa 1820 New England. Marked “P.P. Remington./No 42/Bridge Street.” In well executed yellow calligraphy against a black background with red upper and lower rims. The fixed leather handle painted black. SIZE: 17″ h x 8″ dia. CONDITION: Retains original paint with minor abrasions on handle. Leather and stitching intact. Very good untouched condition. 49140-9 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2065

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2066

MAHOGANY AND SATINWOOD INLAID DRESSING MIRROR.

England, circa 1790. Of bold serpentine form with three drawers in base and rectangular backward canted looking glass, retaining original lacquer quilt drawer pulls. Well modeled ogee feet are original. A very finely crafted and particularly beautiful example. Mahogany and satinwood veneers with oak secondary wood. SIZE: 32-1/2″ t x 20″ w x 7-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Generally good with some minor losses and repairs to veneer, one foot facing not present. Retains original backboard and probably mirror glass, finials and mounting hardware. 49101-5 (500-700) – Lot 2066

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2067

19TH CENTURY FEDERAL MAHOGANY AND FLAME BIRCH 4 DRAWER CHEST.

The drawers having matched flame birch veneers with line inlay and wonderful dove “Peace” brasses. The case raised on French style Hepplewhite legs. SIZE: 38-1/4″ h x 39-1/2″ w (base) x 19-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Very good, refinished. 49191-9 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2067

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2068

FOLK ART PAINTING OF A GIRL HOLDING ROSES.

Second quarter 19th Century American. This fine oil on tin portrait painting depicting a child seated in a paint decorated chair wearing a checkered robins egg blue coat with salmon colored dotted skirt, a small bouquet of roses in her right hand. Housed in a simple paint decorated pine frame. SIZE: 13-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ sight. CONDITION: Very good overall with small and minor touch ups in background. 49140-167 (800-1,600) – Lot 2068

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2069

MANNER OF WILLIAM MATTHEW PRIOR (1806-1873) DOUBLE PORTRAIT OF TWO CHILDREN.

Oil on canvas portrait of a seated girl wearing a blue dress holding a pink rose, accompanied by her brother, wearing a tartan dress with white collar, holding a stick horse. Housed in a period carved giltwood frame. SIZE: 24-1/4″ x 19-1/2″. Overall 31″ x 26″. CONDITION: Lined, craquelure, minor retouch. 49405-5 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2069

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2070

UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th Century) BOY IN BLUE DRESS WITH WHIP HOLDING HAT HAVING LANDSCAPE BACKGROUND.

Oil on canvas portrait shows a young boy with blonde hair standing wearing a blue dress with black belt, white collar and black bow tie. He holds upwards a whip in one hand and in his left hand his large hat. He stands in front of a naturalistic background overlooking a valley with mountains. Housed in a fine wide gilt frame with minor losses, unsigned. SIZE: 30″ x 25-1/2″ Overall: 37″ x 32-1/4″ PROVENANCE: From a private New Jersey Collection CONDITION: Craquelure, minor inpainting, otherwise very good 49176-2 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2070

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2071

FEDERAL WALNUT SLANT FRONT DESK.

Mid Atlantic circa 1800. Figured walnut with 4 graduated drawers on Hepplewhite base. Fitted interior behind writing board consisting of 2 banks of drawers over letter slots with prospect door flanked by document drawers at center. Prospect door inlaid with spread winged eagle, possibly of a later date. SIZE: 43-1/4″ h x 44″ w x 21″ d. CONDITION: In good condition with mellow refinish. Hardware replaced. Inlay to prospect door possibly later. 49191-62 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2071

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2072

FEDERAL MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE TALL CASE CLOCK.

American or English, circa 1815. An inlaid mahogany tall case clock with eight-day time-and-strike movement. The bonnet having a scrolled solid fret with inlaid plinths and brass ball-and-spire finials. The inlaid arched bonnet door is flanked by free-standing columns with brass capitals and bases. The pendulum door has an arched top and semi-circular fan inlay, with quarter fans at corners, and string inlay and crotch mahogany veneer. The door is flanked by simple line inlay and beaded case sides. The lower case has cross banded crotch mahogany and line inlay, with quarter fan corners, and bracket feet. The movement is of composite construction, with brass sheet and applied cast spandrels, boss, Roman numerals and chapter ring, with an eight-day time-and-strike, with subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture. No hands are present. Signed “Benj. Morris / Deptford”. The dial has an add-on top portion with a boss in the arch that says “Tempest Fugit”. SIZE: 95″ h x 19-1/4″ w x 10″ d. CONDITION: Dial and movement associated with clock. Feet and finials have been replaced. Some age cracks to veneer in lower case. Quality refinish. 49191-31 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2072

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2073

PAIR OF FEDERAL ANDIRONS AND TWO FIREPLACE TOOLS.

First quarter 19th century, New York or New England. Accompanied by a pair of bell metal, Boston area, lemon top tongs and long fork. SIZE: 22″ h x 15″ d. Tongs 32″ l. Fork 48″ l. PROVENANCE: Found in a home in Chilmark, Martha’s Vinyard. CONDITION: Generally good, slightly bent. 1026-1 (500-700) – Lot 2073

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2073A

LOT OF 3 CALLIGRAPHY DOCUMENT AND FAMILY RECORDS INCLUDING 2 OF JOSIAH CUTTING 1808 AND 1 OF LYDIAN (CUTTING) DOW.

1) A framed watercolor and pen calligraphy executed by Josiah Cutting and dated 1808. The paper illustrating a double column archway made of 2 tapering columns and decorative arch. Below the arch is a pot of 3 flowers representing the parents and their son, inside the arch is written: “To parents next unto God. Dear parents, I address, myself to you, in humble thankfulness, for all your care and pains, on me bestowed, the means of learning on me thus allowed, last but a smile, on this my mean endeavor, till strive to mine, and be obedient ever, my master, unto me, hath shown his skill, and here’s the product of my hand and quill. Youth is the time for progress in all arts, on care depends the beauty of each line, for that alone will make your art shine. Vanity is ridiculous. Vain things are ridiculous. (Alphabet A-Z) AD 1808. Josiah Cutting Script, Josiah Cutting Script.” 2) 1 page unmounted paper family record of Josiah Cutting and Ruth Cutting married June 7th 1787. Ruth Norcross Born 11/11/1782 Died 10/15/1803. Josiah Born 4/5/1788 Died 8/1847. 6 Children born 1788-1803. Executed by Lydia Dow of her fathers family at Princeton October 12, 1826. 3) 1 page unmounted paper family record of Phinehas and Lydia Dow (Cutting). 6 children born 1827-1838. SIZE: 1) 14-1/2″ x 12″. Overall 18-1/4″ x 15-1/2″. 2) 9-3/4″ x 8″. 3) 7-3/4″ x 6-1/4″. CONDITION: 1) Good, fold marks, toning and foxing, Small losses, not examined out of frame. 2) Fair to good, fold marks, losses, very readable. 3) Good, toning, some foxing and additions over time. 1026-2 (500-700) – Lot 2073A

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2074

ATTRIBUTED TO RUFUS PORTER (American, 1792-1884) PAIR OF MINIATURE PROFILE PORTRAITS OF A MAN & WOMAN.

Unsigned, Circa 1820. Watercolor on paper. Each showing an oval side view. The woman in a bust length right facing profile. She is wearing a light blue dress with a lace ruffle at the neck, beaded gold necklace & tortoise shell comb in her up swept hair. The man in a bust length left facing profile. He is wearing a deep blue coat with white shirt & bot tie. Housed in their original gilt wood frames (1 eglomise glass missing). NOTE: According to the Rufus Porter Museum, these have the characteristic features of the “heart” shaped interior bottom of ear, as well as the grey interior. Also typical football vertical eyeballs & a vertical slash for pupils. SIZE: Sight: 3-1/4″ x 2″. Overall: 6″ x 5″. PROVENANCE: From a fine Western Massachusetts home. CONDITION: Light toning, examined out of frame. The oval mats & images glued to light cardboard. One glass for frame replaced without eglomise decoration. 48552-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2074

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2075

RARE METAMORPHIC WATERCOLOR WOMAN PORTRAIT PROFILE MINIATURE.

This interesting mid 19th Century watercolor miniature consists of a “master” watercolor bust length profile of a woman and 12 different cutout and watercolor outfits, each on a different piece of paper with a tissue covering. Each is numbered 1 thru 12 and are titled as follows: 1) Gypsy; 2) Parish Girl; 3) Bohemian; 4) Mary Queen of Scots; 5) Polish; 6) Circassian; 7) Indian; 8) Van Dyke; 9) Virgin of the Sun; 10) Old English; 11) Turkish; 12) Nun. Housed in a colored paper cardboard front and back. SIZE: 4-1/4″ x 4″. Cover: 4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. PROVENANCE: From a fine Western Massachusetts home. CONDITION: Colors are bold and bright, some minor age toning. Cover unattached, generally very good. 48552-7 (800-1,200) – Lot 2075

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2076

HOLLOW CUT TWO TONE MAN’S SILHOUETTE.

Probably New England, early 19th century. Portrait is of Captain George Bailey. Label on verso reads “Captain Louisa Bailey. Capt of the Ren 1812. Father of the showman “George Larry” Bailey Patron of Phineas T Barnum.” Housed in original wood with brass surmounted frame. SIZE: 4-3/4″ h x 4″ w. CONDITION: Good. 49355-30 (400-600) – Lot 2076

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2077

EARLY 19TH CENTURY MAHOGANY AND FLAME BIRCH FEDERAL STAND.

The 3 drawer stand supported by 4 rib turned legs supporting a drop leaf top. Each drawer with fine matched veneers and 2 replaced brass knobs. SIZE: 28-3/4″ h x 19″ w x 20″ d. CONDITION: Very good. 49191-26 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2077

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2078

FEDERAL STYLE INLAID MAHOGANY SECRETARY.

Probably Massachusetts circa late 19th early 20th century. Composed largely of older period parts. The galleried top with inlaid panels and brass finials above a pair of glazed Gothic arched doors. Below,the tambour conceals a fitted interior consisting of drawers and valanced letter slots. The lower section has fold down writing board and 3 graduated drawers flanked by bottle drawers and lopers. The turned reeded legs terminate in spike feet with the upper portions squared and inlaid with contrasting panels of burl wood. SIZE: 84″ h x 42″ w x 19″ d. CONDITION: Good with old restoration with mostly original surface. Brass finials of a later date. 49191-43 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2078

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2079

FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY CARD TABLE.

Portsmouth or North Shore, Massachusetts, Circa 1815. With delicate reeded legs with spike feet and a complex shape to apron and conforming top with outset ovolo corners. The apron inlaid with crotch mahogany. Birch plume oval in bowed center panel. The lower edge of apron is cross banded in mahogany the top in rosewood. Secondary wood is white pine. Birch wood fly rail. SIZE: 30-1/2″ h x 36″ w x 17-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Generally good condition, historic finish, repaired crack to fixed leaf, minor imperfections to inlays. 49191-81 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2079

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2080

TABLETOP FERGUSON’S TERRESTRIAL GLOBE.

1st half 19th century. “Improved by G. Wright, made & sold by Wm Bardin No.16 Salisbury-Square, Fleet Street”. The globe set into a stand having 4 turned legs supported by a turned cross stretcher, supporting an equator ring. SIZE: 16″ h x 18″ dia. 12″ globe. CONDITION: Stand is good with some loss through finish rub. Losses to lithograph covering, in need of restoration. 49080-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2080

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2081

EARLY WATERCOLOR GOLD BROOCH OF WASHINGTON AT DORCESTER HEIGHTS.

Circa early 1800s. Unsigned and unmarked. After a painting by Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828). The rectangular vertical scene shows Washington in uniform holding hat in one hand and his horse with the other hand. A ship can be seen in the background on the water. Beveled glass front in a solid gold pinch-back brooch. SIZE: 1-1/2″ h x 1″ w. CONDITION: Watercolor very good. One small chip in bottom corner or glass. Not examined out of frame. 49466-2 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2081

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2082

RARE AND FINE GEORGE WASHINGTON INAUGURAL BUTTON “MEMORABLE ERA MARCH THE 4 1789”.

This is an example of among the rarest and most desirable original and authentic George Washington inaugural buttons listed by A H Albert Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons as WI-1. Button measures approximately 34.2mm with original shank. The die struck device of spread winged heraldic American eagle with surmounted sunburst and ringed motto. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Overall fine with light mustard patina. 49055-3 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2082

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2083

TWO POTTERY GEORGE WASHINGTON PITCHERS.

1) 8″ h, Herculaneum pottery with black transfers “Washington in Glory-America in Tears (Washington facing left)” and “Washington-Map of the United States Without footnotes”. Under the spout an oval “A Man Without Example, A Patriot Without Reproach”. 2) Ironstone pitcher with a colorful decoration of draped flags surrounding a round depiction of Washington “Honor The Brave”, below which is a banner “The Union It Must And Shall Be Preserved”. SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Very good. 2) Hairline crack to spout, Otherwise very good. 49055-17 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2083

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2084

GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL JACQUARD WOVEN PATRIOTIC SHAWL.

A fine piece of a seamstress art employing embroidery and needlepoint which appears to have started with a linen Jacquard-loomed 19th century memorial to George Washington with central panel that is centered with patriotic shields, eagles and floral motifs which reads “WASHINGTON ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL UNION MARCH 1789 E PLURIBUS UNUM”. The front panels which have been split, but when closed read “INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA JULY 4, 1776”. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Rear panel easily read, though it is white on white. Front panel, from cutting and sewing, letters are missing from text but can still be discerned. Red and green embroidered panel on skirts is very good. Only minor blemishes and reductions. 49055-53 (700-900) – Lot 2084

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2085

FINE MEMORIAL NEEDLEWORK BY MARY ANN LONG, 1823 BALTIMORE, MD.

The pictorial needlework having a large stepped memorial stone below which a 5 step stairs. Above the memorial is a figure with 2 birds and at the half way mark 2 small eagles. The memorial stone having a plaque “Sacred to the memory of those brave men who fell in defense of Baltimore, September the 12th 1816”. On the left side of the monument are 3 trees, on the right side a man with black top hat, a tree and 2 small animals. The piece signed “Mary Ann Long, aged 9 years, August the 22, 1823”. All surrounded by a 3 inch flower vine border. Stitched and mounted to a dark fabric and housed in a modern gilt frame behind glass. SIZE: 21″ h x 19″ w. Overall 27″ h x 25-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Some foxing and light toning, structurally very good. 49055-82 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2085

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2086

TWO DECORATED HERCULANEUM PATRIOTIC PITCHER.

1) 7″ h white pitcher with black transfer images of sailing ship, lovers, and eagle with “E Pluribus Unum” banner. 2) 6″ h white pitcher with black transfer of peace, plenty, and independence on both sides. SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good restored conditions. 49055-18 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2086

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2087

SPECTACULAR 1840 WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON LOG CABIN CAMPAIGN BROOCH.

This is among the largest of the campaign brooches of this era measuring about 1-1/4″ x 1″. It consists of a hand-colored engraving under glass that depicts the Harrison log cabin, “HARD CIDER” barrel, plow, an American flag inscribed “Harrison, Tyler” and William Henry Harrison stands in front of his cabin welcoming a veteran with a wooden leg. Other details can be seen in this wonderful image such as an axe embedded in a tree stump and a man paddling a canoe. SIZE: 25.5mm w 30.8mm h. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. Heritage Auction Galleries, May 21, 2011, Lot 38088. CONDITION: Good overall. Brass bezel and frame retains some original gold plating, missing pin, beveled glass lens has numerous small scratches. Image appears fine with good color as can be seen in photos. 49055-2 (7,500-8,500) – Lot 2087

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2088

FABULOUS PATRIOTIC ANTIQUE DECORATED TOLE TRAY.

The rectangular open handled tray having a central scene of liberty surrounded by a ring of white stars mounted above with a spread wing eagle shield and flags. There are 4 different corner scenes depicting Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Paine, and a printing press with caption. SIZE: 18″ h x 24″ w. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Some chipping, old varnish layer, scenes are primarily intact, the painting extremely well done but unsigned. 49055-45 (4,000-5,000) – Lot 2088

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2089

RARE PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON FIRST INAUGURAL MESSAGE DECEMBER 8, 1829 SILK BROADSIDE.

This large silk broadside measures about 30″ x 18-1/2″. It is not found in Sabin or Collins titled “PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE”. Prior to Andrew Jackson’s presidency, rarely had the common people been aroused by an active interest in politics. This message printed in text during the period was not uncommon, but this massive silk broadside is rare and tells of the process of the government putting new people in their places. Jackson facilitated the adoption of the principle of rotation in office, under which tenure was usually limited to 4 years, but terminated with lack of good behavior. This was in keeping with Jackson’s personal views as he looked upon politics as a very personal matter and he always believed his friends should be rewarded by public service and preference. “The recent demonstration of public sentiment inscribes, on the list of Executive duties, in characters too legible to be overlooked, the task of Reform; which will require, particularly, the correction of those abuses that have brought the Patronage of the Federal Government into conflict with the Freedom of Elections, and the counteraction of those causes which have disturbed the rightful course of appointment and have placed or continued power, in unfaithful or incompetent hands”. Accompanying this are three 19th century engravings of Andrew Jackson, 2 framed and one loose. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Good overall as framed, minor reductions, staining and soiling. Figural borders intact other than one small piece missing at top center as seen in photos. Frames measures 33″ x 21-1/2″. Engravings are very good overall as framed; loose engraving is heavily foxed and acid burned. 49055-166 (800-1,200) – Lot 2089

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2090

NEW ENGLAND MILITIA HELMET FEDERAL ERA WITH FINE PAINTED TOMBSTONE HAT PLATE.

Helmet made in 2 sewn longitudinal leather halves and is in overall very fine, original condition measuring just over 12″ in height. All black leather body with red painted gold edged 1-5/8″ leather band. 5″ leather cockade retains a large feathered plume attached to tin ribbed spine. The top of comb terminates with a round tin 3″ disc with 1″ tin trim painted in gold and red “pinwheel” design. Covering the comb from this disc back are matching feathered plumes. 7″ x 6″ tombstone shaped painted tin hat plate has central device of upspread American eagle surmounted by 22 stars and markings for “14TH REGT INFANTRY”. This helmet was first used in the late 18th century but examples are known into the first quarter of the 19th century and no doubt this helmet dates in this time frame. This is a beautiful, sound example which rarely comes to market. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. Heritage Auction Galleries, Lot 52557, June 9, 2012. CONDITION: Helmet is very good overall. Leather shows some bending and crazing. There is a glued reinforcement inside helmet holding bottom right wire of hat plate. The hat plate retains much of its original paint though in-painting is present over much of painted surfaces. Hat was originally banded with a brass trim on edge of which only about 25% remains. 49055-44 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2090

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2091

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR POWDER HORN “ELIJAH SEXTON A SON OF LIBERTY”.

This rare horn exhibits fine patina and surface. Elijah Sexton is purported to have enlisted April 21, 1775, just two days after Lexington and Concord as part of General Israel Putnam’s command. The horn is 15″ overall. Smoothed and cut to hexagonal stages to spout with an inset pewter ferrule. Carving has central riband which reads “ELIJAH SEXTON HIS HORN, A SON OF LIBERTY”. The large panel marked “Sexton Coat of Arms” and 8 buildings are depicted along with a British lion, a mounted horseman with saber upheld, horses and other motifs as can be seen in photos. Rarely carved horns are found with patriotic mottoes stating “LIBERTY” from the Revolutionary War. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Horn has several age cracks in spout and near wood plug. Old clear tape around much of the surface of the base which has yellowed and dried. Scrimshaw is mostly crisp and discernible. Accompanying cord hanger is frayed, missing binding in areas, but still sound. 49055-174 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2091

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2092

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR HORSEMAN SABER.

Classic American 3-fullered blade with brass slotted guard and stylized “grotesque” lion’s head pommel. Similar examples can be found in most reference books by Neumann, Petersen or Moore. Grip is wood with twisted wire. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good overall. Remnants of silver plating on hilt, 33″ blade is grey with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Cutting edge has several nicks from use. 49055-173 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2092

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2093

CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET MODEL REVOLVER INSCRIBED “BALTIMORE CITY POLICE”.

This is a very fine example of an original 4″ Colt Model 1849 pocket revolver. Inscribed on butt “Balt City Police” in original contemporary script. Gun retains most all of their original bright blue finish to barrel and cylinder. Frame, hammer and loading assembly retain much original case color. The stocks retain virtually all of its original, bright varnish. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Matching serial number 319917 is found on barrel, frame, trigger guard and backstrap. Last 4 digits 9917 are found on wedge and cylinder. Gun appears all original including screws which most retain bright blue finish. All markings are discernible including the rolled stagecoach holdup scene on cylinder, though there are some scuffed areas which lack finish. Barrel retains 95% of its original bright blue finish though there is a 1-1/2″ area on top of barrel with numerous dings and dents where finish is lacking. Case colors are bright in areas but mostly muted to a silver/grey color. Stocks retain 95% original bright varnish with edge wear and 1″ x 1/2″ scuff where gun laid in case. Accompanying Colt casing has original Colt 2-cavity mold with only traces of finish and numerous dings and dents. Eagle flask retains traces of varnish with an overall chocolate colored patina. Cap tin is of later vintage. Case also retains a key which is non-functioning. Case has glued repair near one hinge, purple cloth lining is light faded with much soiling and wear and one partition is lose. 49055-169 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2093

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2094

18TH CENTURY POLEARM.

Unmarked 82″ overall with 12″ x 2-1/2″ double edged blade attached to pole with iron ferrule and two languettes. 4″ iron cone shaped base and original wood pole. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good overall. Blade is grey/brown with old sharpening, cleaning and light pitting. Wood pole exhibits fine hand worn patina 49055-177 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2094

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2095

19TH CENTURY PERCUSSION SHORT RIFLE AND DAGGER.

This short rifle started out as a late 18th century fowler which has been blacksmith converted circa 1840 to an 18″ barreled smooth bore carbine that would have been good for use on horseback. Gun now measures just under 34″ overall. Knife appears of possibly same vintage measuring 18-1/4″ overall with a dagger pointed blade measuring just over 1 foot long and quite menacing. Knife is brass mounted with lozenge shaped crossguard. Flat brass pommel and brass ferruled pin attach grip. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Fair to good. Gun will not hold on full cock and is missing one lock screw. Several cracks in stock and sliver of wood missing forward of stock. Brass trigger guard and buttplate have numerous small bends and have old polish. Knife is sound and solid. Blade exhibits surface that is brown with rust and pitting. Wood grip is weathered with several chips. Brass patina. 49055-170 (700-900) – Lot 2095

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2096

AMERICAN “PEACE FLASK” AND RARE OVAL US CROSSBELT PLATE.

This lot consists of an 1856 dated rifleman’s flask and a circa 1820 oval crossbelt plate with solder filled tin back with 3 iron wire hooks. This is a rare US accoutrement plate that was adopted in 1818. The flask was originally adopted in the 1830’s though most were utilized with model 1841 US “Mississippi” rifles. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Plate is overall fine with old cleaning to surface. Scattered staining and pitting. Flask has dark mustard patina, good detail, though worn at high areas. Makers mark, inspector mark and date are clear on top. Spring is broken, otherwise complete and functional. 49055-221 (800-1,200) – Lot 2096

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2097

EXTREMELY RARE 1840 WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON “THE OHIO FARMER” CAMPAIGN KERCHIEF.

This rare and very fine 1840 political kerchief measures about 27-1/2″ x 22″ with 6 printed, vivid colors in very fine condition. The large, central medallion is one that appears on only a handful of known kerchiefs or bandanas from the 1840 campaign, but none have the same splendid royal blue border as this example. Collins in Threads of History shows 3 similar examples but not this particular beautiful style. Textile is conservation framed and mounted (frame measures 34″ x 39″). There is printed text on verso of frame explaining further history. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Fine overall with minor stains and a set of 3 inked letters in white field of unknown origin that have broken some threads and fibers and slightly discolored 1″ x 2″ area of white field. 49055-8 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2097

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2098

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON CAMPAIGN OF 1840 GROUPING.

This grouping consists of an equestrian bandana, a rare lidded sugar bowl decorated for the campaign and a Sandwich Glass cup plate also decorated with log cabin and Tippecanoe. 1) Printed cotton bandana measures about 27″ x 25-1/2″. Central motif shows Tippecanoe on horse and various vignettes and panoply of arms surround. 2) Lidded sugar bowl issued for 1840 campaign with General Harrison found in 4 separate vignettes, the log cabin at Ft. Meigs, barrels of “HARD CIDER” and other motifs. Base of china has makers stamp and “log cabin” in scrolled pattern. 3) 3-1/2″ Sandwich Glass cup plate with relief log cabin “Tippecanoe, Ft. Meigs, Wm. H. Harrison”. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Very good overall. Light staining, good colors, trimmed on right side with no fimbration. Finely mounted to 38″ x 37″ frame. Additional printed history and provenance found on verso. 2) Chips in lid and small chips in inner ring where lid seats. Light edge wear. About 6-3/4″ long and about 6″ high. 3) Very good. 49055-115 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2098

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2099

RARE GROUPING OF WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON 1840 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MEMORABILIA.

This group consists of 2 brooches: 1) sulfide measuring 26mm x 21mm exhibiting log cabin with flag with motto “Harrison and Reform”. 2) similar motif with brass relief design measuring about 20.5mm x 16.9mm. 3) Large pewter commemorative medal measuring 37mm diameter, about 1-1/2″. Holed at top for ring and fob. Obverse has Harrison’s portrait and reverse has his cabin and motto “THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE, THE HERO OF TIPPECANOE. 4) A log cabin button back marked rich gold color, measuring 18.85mm (listed in Albert as PC160). 5) Brass token measuring about 23mm with same motifs as previously described pewter medal. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Some chipping seen in black background, otherwise good. 2) T-bar pin replaced with straight pin missing catch, otherwise very good. 3) Good overall with edge dings and dents, numerous small scratches and wear to surfaces. 4) Good to very good overall. 5) Holed at top, relief details worn but discernible. Bronze patina. 49055-4 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2099

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2100

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON RARE AND DISTINCTIVE UNLISTED 1840 SILK FLAG.

Silk flag (banner) measures 23-1/2″ x 26″ and is custom framed(frame measures 33″ x 37″). Collins in Threads of History shows similar Harrison flags, however this unique example shows a much larger bust of Harrison with brighter colors. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. Heritage Auction Galleries, Lot 47014, May 22, 2010. CONDITION: Good overall with several tears and slight reductions, most prominent being 2″ x 1/4″ silver missing in portraits forehead, another 2″ x 1/2″ piece is missing at top of letters “TI” from “TIPPECANOE”. Other minor reductions are seen. This is still a stunning, possibly unique example of the 1840 campaign. 49055-9 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2100

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2101

ECLECTIC GROUP OF 4 FINE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN PINS.

1) William Henry Harrison 1840 classic sulfide campaign brooch in excellent condition with log cabin motif and motto “HARRISON & REFORM”. 2) Very rare William Scott Hancock campaign pin as president in 1880. Hancock was a well decorated Civil War general known as “Hancock the Superb” or “The Thunderbolt of the Army of the Potomac”. 3) 1909 Taft and Sherman Inaugural badge with celluloid jugat. 4) 1924 John W. Davis campaign watch fob. Davis was Democratic Presidential candidate who lost to the Republican incumbent Calvin Coolidge. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. 1) Lot 42013 Heritage Sale #6136. 2) Lot 42069 Heritage Sale #6136. 3) Lot 42259 Heritage Sale #6136. 4) Lot 42298 Heritage Sale #6136. CONDITION: 1) Very fine overall though missing pin on verso. 2) Very good to fine including ribbon. 3) Very good overall. 4) Very good overall. 49055-220 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2101

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2102

HENRY CLAY 1844 CAMPAIGN BANNER.

This campaign banner not only carries the name of Clay’s vice presidential running mate “THEO. FRELINGHUYSEN” but also the name of “GENERAL JOS. MARKLE” who was running for Governor of PA in the Whig Party same year Clay represented the Whigs for president. There is a most comical, large vignette of a racoon rolling a ball with the motto “MAKE WAY FOR THE COONS” across the top of banner “HURRA! HURRA! WE THINK WITH REASON, THAT THIS WILL BE A GREAT “COON” SEASON”. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. Heritage Auctions, Lot 47006, May 22, 2010. CONDITION: 19-1/2″ X 16″ polished cotton banner is overall good; text is light, though totally discernible. There are areas of tearing, cracking and reduction in upper left hand corner which does not affect text. There are odd curved lines with old pinholes from unknown sewing. 49055-24 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2102

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2103

RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE 19th CENTURY COLD WATER ARMY “TEMPERANCE” FLAG.

The Cold Water Army was an early American temperance movement started in the 1830s with it’s heyday in the 1840s. The movement seemed to play out by the time of the Civil War but the eagle motif on this flag sure appears to be Civil War with riband on eagle reading “UNION AND VICTORY”. Cold Water and temperance can be found in the press and even as late as a Thomas Nast cartoon from 1880. Though we can’t exactly date this flag, materials sure suggest circa 1870. This flag measures about 22″ on fly and 19″ on hoist attached to it’s original 41-1/2″ stick with slightly turned finial. The polished cotton body and hand-sewn silk ribbons making up trim and borders of newsprint paper panels are all materials available in this era. Hand-sewing threads appear to be 2- or 3-ply “S” twist reminiscent of the Civil War era, as is the 2-ply red twill wool strip with small squared tacks attaching flag to shaft. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. This flag was obviously rolled for most of it’s life and is in remarkable condition considering the fragility of the silk ribbons and delicate hand stitches utilized. 49055-23 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2103

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2104

PAIR OF FRAMED 38 STAR AMERICAN FLAGS.

1) printed and patented originally 5-1/2′ long flag trimmed to 43″ on fly; hoist is stenciled “PATENTED APRIL 26, 1870 AND MAY 24, 1876 5-1/2 FT” Flag is framed in custom 50″ x 40″ frame. 2) hand sewn canton from larger flag exhibiting 38 4″-6″ scattered union of stars in a custom 41″x 43″ frame. 38 stars were official in 1877 with the admission of Colorado as the 38th state (August 1, 1876). It is noted, however, as by this May 1876 patent that Colorado acceptance was anticipated and most likely this hand sewn array of stars was also made for a Centennial celebration. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Both very good as framed. 1) some reductions in staining on printed flag. 2) hand sew flag shows light soiling and staining. 49055-114 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2104

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2105

30 STAR NAVAL ENSIGN.

72″ x 50″ and 85″ x 64″ conservation frame. 30 star ensign was official 1848 with the admission of Wisconsin on May 29th til the admission of California in 1851. Flag exhibits 8″ sewn through bunting stars on a blue bunting field with a 1-3/4″ linen sleeve for rope hoist. Flag is entirely hand sewn and would have been used on large naval vessels of its day. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good overall as framed. Good color, numerous holes in field as can be seen in photos, however still mounts beautifully. 49055-111 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2105

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2106

RARE 19TH CENTURY 13 STAR AMERICAN FLAG WITH RARE SNOWFLAKE CANTON OF 6 POINTED-STARS.

Flag is totally made of cotton, hand stitched with double applique 6-pointed stars in configuration 2, 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, 2 which forms a “snowflake-like” device. There are several noted flags with similar configurations that date early in the 19th century, but this flag in our opinion is mid-19th century, possibly early Civil War 1861. Flag is displayed in a conservation aluminum skeletal pressure mounted frame most likely conserved by Fonda Thomsen as this fine mount is her trademark. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Flag has some light fading, but red is still vivid. There are numerous small holes caused by vermin as can be seen in photos. There are small reductions, especially along folded hoist where portions are unfolded giving an uneven look to top half of canton. This is a rare configuration which would present more aesthetically if backed with colored cloth to match material around holes. 49055-109 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2106

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2107

JOHN C FREMONT 1856 PRESIDENTIAL PARADE FLAG AND CAMPAIGN SASH.

This lot has a fine framed printed parade flag, measuring 6-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ emblazoned “FREMONT and DAYTON” along with sky blue silk sash with applied silk ribbon with jugate vignettes of Fremont and running mate William Dayton. There is also a gilted bronze pin with Fremont’s bust about the size of a quarter mounted on same sash which is framed in shadowbox. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Flag and sash appear fine overall, though not removed from frames. Frames measure about 12″ x 9″ on flag; about 41″ x 18″ on sash. 49055-29 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2107

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2108

26 STAR AMERICAN FLAG THOUGHT TO HAVE FLOWN OVER THE AMERICAN CONSULATE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND.

Flag measures 14′ 7″ x 9′. Bunting with painted white 6-1/2″stars. Flag is totally hand sewn with a 2″ cord-edged hoist made of linen with 3 large hand-whipped eyelets. The canton rests on red stripe which by tradition often denotes America being at war. The 26th star represents Michigan which was admitted as the 26th state on July 4, 1837. This flag was official until 1845, the year before the start of the Mexican War. There is a recent tag attached which states flag belongs to “James R. Arrott and flew over the American Consul in Dublin”. A quick internet search does find James Arrott as listed by the US Congressional record as a consul in Dublin in the 1850’s. No markings were seen on flag. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Overall good with excellent color, numerous reductions from insect damage that doesn’t affect aesthetics, hoist is 90% intact with numerous reductions, tears and openings. Flag will display well for anyone who has the space. There is a 1/2″ strip of Velcro sewn to edge where originally displayed. 49055-112 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2108

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2109

ECLECTIC 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN FOLK ART FLAG.

This wonderful flag exhibits 22 gold stars on obverse, 22 red stars on reverse and a cut through patriotic American eagle with drooped wings, bearing a shield with 5 stripes in its breast, holding arrows and olive branch in opposite talons. Flag has irregular shaped and colored stripes utilizing textured fabrics that appear from the early to mid 19th century. There is a sewn rope hoist, hand sewn stars are of varying sizes and shapes averaging about 4″. Stars are attached with simple but tight tacking stitches, and we have never seen another textile quite like it. Ratio of hoist to fly is almost 4 to 1, which is most unusual and reminiscent of some known flags on mid-19th century commercial sailing ships. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Hoist measures about 46″ and fly measures about 140″. Flag is overall very good. Gold and red colors are still very good. Eagle has faded to earth tones with great patina and aesthetics as can be seen in photos. There are many small blemishes, holes and small reductions but flag is sound and solid and will display and present nicely to anyone who has the perfect space for these dimensions. 49055-106 (4,000-5,000) – Lot 2109

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2110

TURNED AND PAINTED BARBER POLE.

Late 19th century, American. Pine, graduated turned and decorated. Attractive old, crazed paint. Hanging ring at top. SIZE: 30″ t. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good untouched condition, age appropriate wear. 49055-135 (1,800-2,200) – Lot 2110

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2111

LARGE FOLK ART CARVED HAND TRADE SIGN.

America, circa first half of the 19th century. Nicely weathered with remnant of multiple layers of paint. Sign has ruffled sleeve and stylized carving to hand. SIZE: 51″ h x 9″ w x 7-12″ d. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good with considerable weathering and erosion to the ruffled cuff. 49055-75 (9,000-11,000) – Lot 2111

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2112

FABULOUS CARVED FIGURE OF A SOLDIER.

Probably early 19th century. Wonderful carved features including face, coat, belt, buttons, etc. The figure has one hand reaching out probably holding a flag at one time and possibly something else in the other hand. Old dry surface. Housed on a modern black stand. SIZE: 19″ h. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Missing parts of foot otherwise generally good. Old weathered surface. 49055-49 (4,000-5,000) – Lot 2112

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2113

TALL CARVED AND PAINTED BARBER POLE.

Early 20th century, American. Having well turned post with ball finial, on original blue painted block base. Painted red, white, and blue with yellow ball top. SIZE: 73″ t. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good, appears to be original paint, some losses to paint consistent with age, post reset on block base, possibly from movement due to shrinkage, evidenced by paint line, now mounted on plain white block for stability. 49055-132 (1,500-1,800) – Lot 2113

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2114

FOLK ART CARVING OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN BY KENT GUTZMER.

Carved and painted elongated Lincoln stands without feet on a red painted wood stepped block. Carved signature in base “K. Getzmer 00”. SIZE: 32-1/2″ h. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Distressed surface with nice look. 49055-40 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2114

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2115

TWO CARVED AND PAINTED WHIRLYGIGS.

1) 22-1/2″ h (width of paddles extended 28″), cop dressed in black and white uniform and hat, with large arm paddles, 20th century, accompanied by a black metal museum stand. 2) 12-1/2″ h, Nantucket “Dewey Boy” sailor whirlygig The black, white sailors outfit with tin hat and painted facial features, missing its paddles, no stand. SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Very good with some wear. 2) As noted above, wear to surface, paint loss. 49055-118 (1,800-2,200) – Lot 2115

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2116

RED AND WHITE BALL TOP BARBER’S POLE.

Large size red and white striped with old paint, having two recent metal brackets attached. SIZE: 72″ h. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Old age cracks and some loss of paint surface. 49055-208 (800-1,200) – Lot 2116

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2117

WONDERFUL FOLK ART CARVING OF A PATRIOT BY CHAS. F. CHIDSEY, JR. 1894.

Name and date carved into base. This wonderful patriotic figure which has red, blue and white paint, which has softened over time. The figure standing holding a sword in his right hand and flag in the other. Carved facial features and donning a top hat. Appropriate flag present. SIZE: 11-1/4″ h. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good with nice old patina. 49055-93 (5,000-6,000) – Lot 2117

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2118

PAIR OF SMALL CARVED AND PAINTED SOLDIER WHIRLIGIGS.

American, circa 1880-1900. A rare find showing soldiers with cut tin epaulets, tack decoration, and original black and white paint. Accompanying the pair are identical metal museum stands. SIZE: 16″ h x 4″ w each. PROVENANCE: Austin T. Miller, Columbus OH. From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Some expected wear, very good. 49055-47 (10,000-12,000) – Lot 2118

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2119

TWO UNCLE SAM WHIRLYGIGS BY KENT GUTZMEN AND A CARVED AND PAINTED ALMS BOX.

1) 13-1/2″ h x 6-1/2″ w x 6-1/2″ d. The Spanish Colonial style alms box has a arched door with replaced lock and key. The back having an interesting deep carving of a painted woman praying over human heads and crosses. A rounded ribbed border, handle affixed to back. 2) 36-1/2″ h, folky Uncle Sam painted and carved wood whirlygig. Signed “K. Gutzmen 00”. 3) 26-1/2″ h, painted and carved whirlygig, Signed “Kent Gutzmen” and “K.G.”. SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Restored. 2) Simulated wear with great look. 3) Simulated wear with great look. 49055-143 (2,200-2,600) – Lot 2119

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2120

HIGHLY UNUSUAL QUEEN ANNE CANDLESTAND WITH CABINET BUILT INTO PEDESTAL.

Pennsylvania or Western Maryland origin, circa 1765. Having a center section composed of a dovetailed cabinet with a block and shell carved door surmounted by a square top in an old historic surface with remains of worn first surface. The interior of the door reveals a cabinet with a medial shelf, which is double cock-beaded on all edges except the top. On a tripartite base with cabriole legs with carved knees and pad feet, dovetailed into a short turned center shaft. Walnut with white pine secondaries. To our knowledge an unprecedented form. SIZE: 24-3/4″ h x 16″ w x 15-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Good with old surface, top shows signs of cleats which are no longer present and has had several methods of attachment/re-attachment. It is possible that the top is an early replacement. 49055-185 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2120

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2121

INLAID MAHOGANY SHERATON SEWING TABLE WITH BAG.

Massachusetts circa 1810. Cock beaded drawers are veneered with tiger maple. The delicate legs are outset with concentric turnings at the level of the top with segmented inlay around the top. Mahogany with tiger maple and other veneer with pine secondary. Refined example by a country craftsman. SIZE: 28-3/4″ h x 22″ w x 16-3/4″ d. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Good with age cracks to top. Retains a good old maintained surface. Brasses appropriate and old but not period. 49055-184 (1,800-2,000) – Lot 2121

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2122

18TH CENTURY TIGER MAPLE QUEEN ANN LOWBOY.

The molded edge top having 2 veneered panels over a case and legs in tiger maple. The case with 3 drawers, shaped skirt with 2 drop pendants, all supported by delicate cabriole legs with nice carving, each drawer fitted with an engraved bale handle. SIZE: 27-1/4″ h x 25″ w (case) x 16″ d. CONDITION: Some restoration, good. 49191-16 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2122

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2123

FINE DIMINUTIVE CHERRY AND BIRCH QUEEN ANNE TRAY TOP TABLE.

Last quarter 18th century, New England. Composed of 18th century parts. A pleasing tray top table with carved and molded lower apron, delicate cabriole legs with outswept pad feet and an unprecedented small size. SIZE: 20″ l x 14-1/2″ w x 27-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Good with minor imperfections. 49369-13 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2123

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2124

MAINE GRAIN-PAINTED TALL CASE CLOCK WITH EIGHT-DAY MOVEMENT.

Circa 1800. A New England grainpainted clock with a rare eight-day time-and-strike brass movement. The country Roxbury type case has a bonnet which features a pierced fret, fluted plinths, and turned wood finials, above an arched door with free standing fluted columns with brass bases and capitals at the front. The bonnet has oval inspection lights on the sides, a feature associated exclusively with more expensive brass eight-day movements. The waisted case with rectangular pendulum door has engaged fluted quarter columns with brass bases and capitals. The lower case has a well-proportioned box and applied Chippendale bracket feet with integrated molding. The front profile of the bracket is different than the side profile, a feature of a southern Maine maker (unknown) who made these cases and movements. The cases were made of butternut and generally grain painted in this black and red fanciful decoration. Sand filled tin can weights are present, and the original pendulum. Winding key and pendulum door key are not present. SIZE: 91-1/2″ h x 21″ w x 9-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Very good original condition. 49274-11 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2124

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2125
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Important positive note: This is a legitimate weathervane made by Washburn who operated into the 20th Century. Surface is painted with enhanced verdigris. Legitimate Washburn weathervane.

COPPER STEEPLECHASE HORSE AND JOCKEY WEATHERVANE.

American 20th century cast brass head and repousse sheet copper body with copper pipe hurdle. Verdigris surface. An appealing early form, this example is of recent manufacture. Mounted on a steel museum type stand. SIZE: 31-1/4″ l x 24″ h. CONDITION: Good. 49115-11 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2125

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2126

WILLIAM AND MARY OVAL TOP TAVERN TABLE.

New England, circa 1735. Maple and pine construction. Early turnings with ring and vase profile. Old refinished surface. SIZE: 37″ l x 28-3/4″ w x 23-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: From a private coastal Maine collection. CONDITION: Fair with loss of height and very old cracks to top. 49362-6 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2126

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2127

WILLIAM AND MARY BANNISTER BACK ARMCHAIR.

Northern New England, Circa 1725. The back with foliate carved Prince of Wales cresting, four bannisters and shaped lower rail. Flanked by turned posts corresponding to turnings of bannisters, with urn and ball finials. The carved and molded arms have rams horn handholds, front legs with block and turned ring and urn elements and ball feet. The front stretcher of bold scale with central reel and bulbous turnings. The single side and rear stretchers are of bulbous form. SIZE: 47-1/2″ t x 23-1/2″ w x 21″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Sidney, Maine Collection. CONDITION: Good. Intact condition with very minimal loss to feet. Surface old possibly original rush seat, surface is 19th/20th century black. With appropriate wear. 49379-15 (800-1,200) – Lot 2127

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2128

PINE AND BIRCH RED PAINTED HARVEST TABLE.

Circa 1830, Maine. A very large and robust example with great old red painted surface. The top comprised of a two board center with two single board drop leaves supported with simple rotating wood supports. Legs are robust and of Sheraton conformation terminating in ball feet. SIZE: 28-1/4″ t x 108″ l x 27″ w (leaves folded in) 42-1/2″ w (leaves open). PROVENANCE: From a Sidney Maine estate collection. CONDITION: Good, retaining great red painted surface. With pleasing wear and some age cracks and warping to top boards. 49379-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2128

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2129

JEWELL WALKING HORSE WEATHERVANE.

Attributed to A. L. Jewell & Co., Waltham, Massachusetts, third quarter 19th century. Cast zinc and repousse copper standing horse weathervane of dramatic large size. Accompanied by a museum type stand. SIZE: 30″ h x 40″ l. CONDITION: Fair, repairs to solder joints, bullet holes and tail. Some bullet holes and dents in body and dent to fore leg. Solder repairs to other front leg. 49203-5 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2129

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2130

MAHAJIRAN SAROUK.

1st third 20th century, West Central Persia. Designed and woven depicting rows of flower filled vases and flowering trees alternating with rows of floral sprays on a dark plum ground within a midnight blue main border of similar floral sprays flanked by six floral guard borders. While these rings are sometimes of near square proportions it is possible this example may have been reduced to its current size although we detect no evidence of this possibility. SIZE: 10′ 6″ x 11′ 9″ CONDITION: Slight even wear throughout. Supple with good color. 49118-16 (3,500-4,500) – Lot 2130

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2131

KASHGAI ORIENTAL RUG.

Early 20th century, West Central Persia. Two rows of three ivory pole medallions with fish hook edges, filled with floral sprays and stylized animals on a midnight blue ground, similarly decorated. All within multiple borders filled with polychrome geometric devices. SIZE: 5′ 2″ x 6′ 7″ CONDITION: Very good with vibrant colors. 49118-13 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2131

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2132

HOLLOW COPPER MOLDED GRASSHOPPER WEATHERVANE.

Early 20th century, attributed to E. G. Washburne & Company. The weathervane having a small tube for mounting, no upper spire or ball. The surface is green over flat black. SIZE: 41″ l x 10″ h x 8″ d. PROVENANCE: Taken off a large estate home in Oregon. CONDITION: Very good. 49454-1 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2132

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2133

FINE PAINT DECORATED DOWER CHEST.

Pennsylvania, circa 1800. An extremely vibrant vinegar paint decorated example with geometric decoration of blue over cream on large surfaces with all moldings in chrome yellow or lipstick red. The bracket feet in black paint. The chest with large well at top with interior till. The case with three drawers below. The bracket base molded in a simple Chippendale form. Retains original oval brass hardware, escutcheon and key. SIZE: 29″ h x 53″ w x 23-2/4″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Sidney Maine estate collection. CONDITION: Good with very nominal wear largely confined to top and feet. 49379-9 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2133

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2134
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: There was a typographical error made during cataloging, the estimate should read $2,250 – $4,250.

Please note: It appears that the paint may have restoration

STEPBACK GRAIN PAINTED DISH CUPBOARD.

Circa 1820, probably Maine. Extremely rare and fine example with bold fanciful grain decoration. The front primarily with green graining on navy blue ground framed by red graining. The top just below the cornice with chrome yellow swags. The sides with red graining on navy blue. The form consists of an over hung cornice with paired glazed doors above two drawers with generous work shelf over the deeper lower portion of the cabinet. The lower storage portion of the cupboard consisting of a single raised panel door on right side with three graduated dovetailed drawers on left. All resting on a vigorously molded plinth base. The case is thumb nail molded around all doors and drawers. The cupboard is constructed largely of bass wood an almost exclusively Northern New England tradition. The sides, bottom and interior shelves are Northern White Pine. Backboards are vertical and sawed with an early water mill type saw and are secured with transitional nails. The cupboard is constructed in one piece and is most likely from central Maine based on proportions, designs, paint decoration and choice of wood. SIZE: 84″ t x 46-1/4″ w x 24″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Sidney Maine estate collection. CONDITION: Outstanding condition with in use wear and oxidation commensurate with age. 49379-2 (2,250-4,250) – Lot 2134

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2135

BULL WEATHERVANE.

Circa 1860-1900 cast zinc and repose copper. Very pleasing old bull weathervane possibly by Harris Bull Weathervane. A very fine example with very good verdigris patina. Accompanied by a museum type steel display stand. SIZE: 18″ h x 28″ l. CONDITION: Some old repair at junction of zinc head and shoulder. Virtually invisible bullet hole repairs. The weathered verdigris patina is truly exceptional on this example. 49203-8 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2135

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2136

ARCHITECTURAL CANT-BACK OPEN-TOP CUPBOARD.

New England, circa 1800. With two solid board doors below of differing size. Above the doors canted back, with work surface and one additional shelf. The applied crown molding composed of a round spoke-shaved solid piece of wood, rose head and transitional nailing throughout. SIZE: 74″ h x 42-3/4″ w x 15-1/2″d. PROVENANCE: From a private Maine Collection. CONDITION: Paint surface 20th century, some restorations to front of base. As with many early country cupboards of hard use it has seen restoration and possible alteration. 49289-8 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2136

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2137

NEW ENGLAND GRAIN-PAINTED TALL CASE CLOCK.

Circa 1820. The clock has a 30-hour time-and-strike movement with wooden dial with subsidiary seconds dial. The Hepplewhite pine case with fanciful grain-painted decoration in earth tones to simulate figured wood. The case features an arched bonnet with three gold painted finials on grain painted plinths, a rectangular pendulum door and a scrolled base. SIZE: 86″ h x 20-1/4″ w x 11″ d. CONDITION: Paint on case in good condition with minor abrasions, flaking and wear. The dial has some loss and lifting to painted surface. Pendulum rod present, bob weight not present. 49278-1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2137

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2138

RARE PIE SAFE FOOD STORAGE CUPBOARD.

Probably Ohio, mid 19th century. The cupboard with paired raised panel doors at top, over paired punched tin panel doors with double sunbursts at bottom. The interior shelves on a bootjack base. Original salmon paint with red and black decoration to solid panel door corners and one side of case. White pine construction throughout. SIZE: 66″ h x 48″ l x 18-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Some age cracks to the sides, front cornice board restored, pleasing wear to surface, some loss to height of rear feet. 49203-2 (12,000-16,000) – Lot 2138

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2139

MAHOGANY WHALE END HANGING SHELF.

Massachusetts circa mid 19th century. A good example with bowed shelves. In desirable very dark old or original surface. SIZE: H 35″ W 26-1/4″ D 8-1/4″. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Good with minor roughness to back edge. 49055-190 (400-600) – Lot 2139

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2140

OVAL QUEEN ANNE TEA TABLE.

New England, circa 1740. Having an oval top, arcaded skirt, and tapering turned legs with intact generous outset pad feet. Maple and figured maple, branded “Gorham” twice on the underside of top and twice on the bottom edge of apron. SIZE: 26-3/4″ h x 34″ l x 29″ w. CONDITION: Good, old re-finish with remnant of green paint present on underside of apron and top. Top reset, with underside ledger blocks with modern screws. 49140-158 (1,200-2,200) – Lot 2140

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2141

TWO QUEEN ANNE COMPASS SEAT SIDE CHAIRS.

Boston area, Massachusetts, circa 1740-1770. The two chairs are very similar and companionable but not of the same set. With vasiform back splats with typical peaked yoke type crest rails, arcaded seat aprons, styles with raked and turned rear legs and pleasing curvature, block and turned side stretchers and flying arrow medial stretchers. The cabriole legs with out swept pad feet. Both with probably original seat frames. SIZE: Darker: 40-1/2″ h x 21″ w x 17″ d. Seat: 18-3/4″ h. Lighter: 41″ h x 21″ w x 17″ d. Seat: 18-1/2″ h. CONDITION: The darker chair with crack at juncture of splat and crest rail and lower portions of all four legs probably spliced. The lighter chair has small splice to one back edge of one rear foot and both front feet with cracks, patching and professional restoration. 49278-2 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2141

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2142

CHIPPENDALE ARCHITECTURAL PINE CORNER CUPBOARD.

Circa 1800, New England or Mid Atlantic. With bold overhanging cornice and gouged carved frieze above paired ten paned glass doors with flanking inset panels with delicate moldings above mid-molding. The bottom with pair corresponding solid panel doors. Resting on a bold Chippendale bracket base. The cupboard is one piece with bold architectural returns. Wood appears to be white pine. SIZE: 84-1/4″ h x 42″ w (across front). Requires approximately 28″ corner. PROVENANCE: From a Sidney, Maine estate collection. CONDITION: Generally good, refinished with traces of yellow and blue paint on exterior. The interior with yellow backboards and green shaped shelves. Wear, losses and imperfections typical of cupboards. 49379-8 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2142

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2143

COBBLERS BENCH IN BLUE AND WHITE PAINT.

New England circa 1830. A highly appealing example with nice complexity of form with bins, tools and tool slots. The blue and white painted surface wear is particularly honest and charming. The drawers are dove-tailed and construction is workman like, but of superior quality. SIZE: 44″ h x 37″ w x 22″ d. CONDITION: Good. Considerable in-use wear and weathering on all surfaces, otherwise intact. Possibly had harness makers clamp. 49203-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2143

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2144

PAINTED PINE ONE DRAWER BLANKET CHEST.

New England, circa 1800. Over painted in the late 19th century with a double handled urn of flowers, surrounded by decorative fans at each corner, gold and black striping and similar decoration to lid (without flowers). SIZE: 42″ w x 36″ h x 18-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Good condition with some cracks to feet and wear to paint. 1062-11 (800-1,200) – Lot 2144

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2145

DUNLAP-STYLE BANISTER BACK SIDE CHAIR WITH SUNBURST CREST.

Circa 1770 and later. In the manner of the Dunlap school of New Hampshire. The three-spindle back, block-and-turned legs with Spanish feet, rush seat and worn red surface appear original. Composed of some old and newer parts, rear legs pieced from just above seat level. Maple and ash construction. SIZE: 45″ t x 13″ front to back seat. 19-1/2″ seat h. CONDITION: Some chips to ring turnings and small loss to height. 49054-16 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2145

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2146

RARE IMPORTANT WILLIAM AND MARY PAINTED CHAIR TABLE.

New England, circa 1700. The table with a double incised edge on the two-board circular scrubbed top with generous overhang. Having forged iron clinch nails securing tapering cleats to the underside of the top, and turned wooden hinge pins with double incised spacers. The arm supports are square and tapering above the beaded skirt and beaded box stretcher base, with ring and vase turned legs and button feet. Original dry red painted surface with scrubbed top. SIZE: 53-1/2″ dia of top. 26-1/2″ h. Seat: 16-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Good, with abrasions, top shrinkage and cracks, base cleaned many years ago of yellow over-paint. 49140-159 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2146

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2147

WILLIAM MATTHEW PRIOR (American, 1808-1873) OUTSTANDING PAIR OF PORTRAITS DEPICTING CAPTAIN & MRS. NATHANIEL HOLMES.

Oil on canvas portraits. The Captain’s portrait shows a half portrait view of him wearing a black suit coat over a black vest and white shirt. Off his shoulder is seen a ship in full sail flying the American flag. A small section of a red upholstered chair is in view below the nautical scene. The Captain’s wife shows a half portrait view of her seated in a red upholstered chair wearing a black dress with a flat lace collar. A red edged curtain is open to show a bucolic scene with a tree and shrubs. NOTE: On reverse of wife is a Polaroid picture of the back signature before the painting was restored “By Wm. M Prior 1848″. Housed in identical period gilt wood frames. SIZE: 27″ x 22″. Overall: 31-1/2″ x 28-1/4”. PROVENANCE: Sotheby’s, New York, November 17, 1972, Lot 421; Alan Daniels to present Massachusetts consignor. CONDITION: Both professionally restored, lined, inpainting on replacement stretchers. Man is very good, woman with craquelure and uneven varnish. In need of light cleaning. 48552-1 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 2147

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2148

BALTIMORE CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY CARD TABLE.

Maryland, circa 1785. A fine quality example in high grade figured mahogany, serpentine form with fluted slightly tapering legs, central cock beaded drawer and molded fold-over top, with swing leg for top support when in use. SIZE: 28-3/4″ h x 36″ w x 17-3/4″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Maine Collection. CONDITION: Good with pleasing old color and finish. Drawer hardware period but possibly replaced. Very small loss to applied cock beading of drawer, otherwise good. 49289-1 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2148

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2149

RARE SMALLEST SIZE SPREAD WING EAGLE ON BALL WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL & CO.

Late 19th Century. Molded copper and cast zinc eagle weathervane, attributed to A.L. Jewell & Co. The full-body molded copper figure with cast zinc head and talons, articulated beak and feathers, mounted on a metal sphere. Accompanied by a black metal museum stand. SIZE: 12-1/2″ h x 15-1/2″ l x 11″ w. CONDITION: Very good, nice old surface. 49062-2 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2149

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2150

CHIPPENDALE CHERRY SECRETARY BOOKCASE.

Connecticut, circa 1780. Constructed in two cases: the bookcase with enclosed bonnet with bold dental cornice and carved rosettes, scroll board beaded at opening and center plinth carved with three spiral turned and carved finials. The doors conform to the bonnet shape. The interior fitted with valenced letter slots and shelves. Additionally there are candle slides. The slant-lid desk section is fitted with a bank of three drawers below a carved center drawer, flanked by three valenced letter slots on each side. Below the writing board are four graduated lipped full-width drawers. The desk has engaged quarter columns with angled ring turnings. Having ogee feet typical of Connecticut valley profile and construction. SIZE: 88-1/2″ h (to top of finial) x 39-1/2″ w x 18-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Maine Collection. CONDITION: Patching to lower portions of feet on proper left side, brasses appropriate but not original, missing escutcheon on lowest drawer, repair to hinge areas on writing board and adjacent area of fixed writing surface. Finials and plinths old and possibly original. Age crack to proper left side of lower case. Modern refinish. 49289-2 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2150

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2151

HOLLOW MOLDED AND GILT COPPER GRASSHOPPER WEATHERVANE.

Attributed to L.W. Cushing & Sons, Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th Century. This vane has an intricate spire, ball and rod. The rod is 1″ in dia. A wonderful old verdigris patina with traces of gilding and black paint. Comes with museum style black metal stand. SIZE: 41″ l. Grasshopper 10″ h. With rod and spire 24-1/4″ h x 8″ w. CONDITION: Some gaps in soldered areas, old bends, generally in very good condition. 48654-1 (60,000-80,000) – Lot 2151

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2152

MONUMENTAL AND IMPORTANT FISKE COW WEATHERVANE.

Circa 1890. Commissioned by William Hayes of Tariffville Connecticut for his barn, and probably created by J W Fiske, New York City, New York. The form is of a short horn Jersey cow, and though known examples of this scale are extremely rare, there is a similar weathervane illustrated in the Fiske catalog of that era. This huge weathervane is constructed from repousse copper panels soldered together, and is attached to the original large scale copper tube, the vertical portion of which shows significant wear and is unquestionably original. The weathervane is in an exquisite verdigris patina, testimony to a hundred years of active daily service on the cupola of the Hayes’ Dairy Barn, before going to work on the cupola of the Simsbury post office. An iconic and extremely well documented piece of Americana. Accompanied by a complete history of ownership, including a bronze plaque from the Simsbury, Connecticut post office where the weathervane resided from its dedication in 1966 until 1988, but for a day short of a year, when it was stolen and then recovered. Also included are a number of articles and early photographs of the weathervane. SIZE: 33″ h x 48″ l x 14″ w. CONDITION: Good, with very minimal traces of original sizing and gilt remaining on the underside of hindquarters. It has never been re-surfaced and the only repair noted is a single bullet hole expertly repaired at the center of its being. The repair has weathered significantly due to the overall patina. Additionally there are some dents present around tail and body junction, nose and middle of proper right side. None of these are visually distracting. 49302-1 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2152

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2153

CHIPPENDALE CHERRYWOOD PEMBROKE TABLE.

Connecticut, circa 1780. The table having a porringer top with serpentine conformation, single full-width drawer, and molded legs with pierced arched stretchers. A choice small size, with refinements related to Philadelphia examples. Cherry wood; pine secondary wood. SIZE: 26” h x 32” l x 19” W (folded); 42” w (extended). CONDITION: Intact, with pleasing old surface and good color. 49274-8 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2153

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2154

PAIR OF CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS.

England, circa 1770. Fully carved crest rail stiles and splat, with square corner molded legs with H-stretchers. SIZE: 36-1/2″ h x 21-1/2″ w x 17-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Good condition with wear commensurate with age. 1062-13 (400-600) – Lot 2154

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2154A

SPECIAL ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOT.

This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please also note: The entire proceeds of this lot (to include the buyer’s premium), shall be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. St. Jude’s is one of the finest hospitals in North America today for the research and care of children afflicted with cancer. We hope that you will consider competing on this lot, we consider it to be an extremely worthwhile cause and we have dedicated ourselves to include similar lots in every single one of our auctions, the proceeds of which will be donated to St. Jude’s. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 45505-5 (300-500) – Lot 2154A

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2155

CHIPPENDALE CHERRY TALL CHEST.

Lower Connecticut River Valley, circa 1775. With bold molded cornice above case of seven levels of thumb-molded graduated drawers, with particularly pleasing drawer organization and carving. The central box drawer with bold sunburst centered by deeply relief carved aster, flanked by paired small drawers, over five full-width drawers, on a molded dovetail bracket base. Cherry primary with poplar and white pine secondary woods. SIZE: 62-1/2″ h x 40″ w (case) x 17-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Connecticut collection. CONDITION: Warm cherry older refinish with drawer lip repairs and cracks to bracket feet. Brass is restored with appropriate brass in original holes, with one additional center hole. Some chips and repairs to cornice molding. Some age cracks to single board sides. 49045-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2155

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2156

IMPORTANT CHIPPENDALE BLOCK-AND-SHELL CARVED FIGURED MAHOGANY TALL CASE CLOCK.

Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1760-1775. The dial signed Thomas Claggett; the case, Goddard-Townsend school. The case exhibiting the height of Chippendale development having a bonnet with moulded swan’s neck pediment terminating in carved rosettes; the broken arch centered by a fluted keystone and flanked by rare side plateaus for the plinths and flame carved finials; the arched, glazed door is flanked by freestanding fluted columns; the bonnet having oval inspection lights on the sides; the waisted case having engaged stop-fluted quarter columns centering a block-and-shell carved pendulum door; the stepped base having a canted corner pedestal with raised center tablet of highly figured mahogany and a moulded base on ogee bracket feet. This case constitutes the highest level of sophistication from the Goddard-Townsend cabinet shops in its design and construction. The composite cast brass dial has an arched top with silvered strike/silent selector wheel containing the arch, flanked by fire gilded bronze Rococo spandrels;l the silvered chapter ring is engraved and wax inlaid with roman numeral hours and Arabic minutes; the center hammered brass; having an ancillary silvered seconds dial above the central arbor, and a curved silvered name plate engraved ‘Thomas Claggett, Newport’ below; the dial cornered by fire gilded spandrels. The movement being a two-train brass plate mechanism of eight day duration, having time-and-strike, rack-and-snell strike mechanism, anchor recoil escapement, and grooved winding barrels from which suspend two double hung weights; having four pillars between the plates; engraved on the back plate ‘Marmaduke Storr, London’; retaining what appears to be the original wooden pendulum rod with lead-weighted brass bob. The clock works bears the dual signatures of Thomas Claggett, Newport, on the composite dial, and Marmaduke Storr, London, on the back plate of the movement. The dial components and strike/silent features are common to Thomas Claggett movements. The dual signatures are somewhat unusual, but show the reality of the fact of the use of largely imported components in complex composite dial movements of the time, and both of these clockmakers had a history of incorporated works with top quality Goddard-Townsend clock cases. The commercial implications of the Marmaduke Storr signature on the movement indicate that in addition to largely imported elements of English manufacture, alliances on both sides of the Atlantic were commercially useful. Thomas Claggett active 1750-1790; born 1730 Newport; died 1790; son of master clockmaker William Claggett 1696-1749. Marmaduke Storr London and York, active 1760-1774; very limited production. Materials: Santo Domingo mahogany primary; pine, poplar and chestnut secondaries. Reference/Related examples: Sotheby’s: Important American Furniture from the Collection of the Late Thomas Mellon and Betty Evans; Sale 7164; Lot 2022; New York; Friday, June 19, 1998. The John Brown House; Loan exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture; Joseph K Ott; Rhode Island Historical Society; 1965; pg. 124; pl. 79; Mahogany Tall Clock. Northeast Auctions; New Hampshire Weekend Edition; Sale 202; Lot 1561; Portsmouth, NH; October31-November 2, 2003; Chippendale Mahogany Domed-Top Tall Case Clock; Rhode Island, Marmaduke Storr. The New Fine Points of Furniture; Early American; Good Better Best Superior Masterpiece; Albert Sack; Crown Publishers, Inc; New York; 1993; pg, 135; Masterpiece; John Townsend Tall Clock; a similar but less developed example. SIZE: 98″ h x 20″ w x 10″ d. CONDITION: In remarkable original condition; composed of highly figured great wood and having patina to the old maintained surface; retaining the original finials; minor repairs to lower 3/4″ side feet; center portion of bottom board missing due to weights becoming loose and dropping; weights, pendulum rod and bob, and clock components excepting suspension cables appear to be original. Original door key present. 49274-12 (70,000-150,000) – Lot 2156

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2157

CHIPPENDALE CHERRY HIGHBOY.

Connecticut circa 1780. In two parts, the upper with scroll pediment with engaged fluted pilasters. Crown moulding terminating with carved rosettes, flanking center plinth on the scroll board. Upper case has five levels of graduated lipped drawers. Central candle box, flanked by two short drawers. Pediment is surmounted by three plinths with spiral turn finials. Lower case has full width drawer at top. Fan carved center candle box, flanked by two smaller drawers. Apron has simple arcaded design with two dropped plinths with the turned pendants. Sides have simple arcade design. Mid mouldings are applied to both cases. Raised on tall cabriole legs with carved knees and claw ball feet. Brasses are in original holes and possibly original. Locks are present only in three full width drawers of upper case. SIZE: 87″ h x 42-3/4″ w x 22″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private coastal Maine collection. CONDITION: Generally good with old refinish with some drawer lip repairs. Upper portion of center plinth cracked, but the top piece is probably original. Age crack on left side of scroll board. Separations to sides of upper case. 49362-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2157

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2158

APPEALING RAM WEATHERVANE OF LARGE SCALE.

19th Century. With a cast lead head. Repousse copper sheets soldered together with metal leaf, and verdigris and oxidized copper surface. It stands on a copper tube. Does not come with stand. SIZE: 26-1/2″ h x 36″ l x 5″ w. CONDITION: Very good with re-gilt surface. 49297-1 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2158

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2159
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: At least one individual believes this vane to be 20th century versus 19th century. We also note in reviewing the descriptions in the two scholarly weathervane books. One book states it to be early 20th century and the other one says circa 1890. We cannot be certain of the age thus will not guarantee it. However, the former owner, an elderly family, did indicate that they acquired the weathervane over 40 years ago and had it in their collection since then.

RARE FULL BODY CAST ZINC FIGURAL WEATHERVANE OF A LEAPING CAT.

Circa 1880, American. A playful animated form in weathered surface cast in sections and assembled with solder. Set on a copper standard bar. Reference: Christie’s: Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints and Decoys; New York, Rockefeller Plaza; January 17-18, 2008; Sale 1959, lot 763; A Molded Copper Cat Weathervane; Price realized $55,000. Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblentz; A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs; New York; 1981; pg 67; fig 108. Charles Klamkin; Weathervanes; New York; 1973; pg 139. SIZE: 12-1/4″ h x 24″ l. Overall 32″ l. PROVENANCE: From a CT/NY private collection. CONDITION: Fine weathered surfaces with old solder strengthening to vertical pole at top of cat. In use patina. 49274-19 (20,000-50,000) – Lot 2159

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2161

FITZ HENRY LANE (American, 1804–1865) PORTRAIT OF THE BARK “MARY”.

Oil on canvas scene shows a portrait of the Bark “Mary” sailing right to left in blue & green water. The bark’s pennant flies off middle mast with the American flag flying off the stern. A few men can be seen on board. Another tall ship with masts up can be seen in the distance off the bow. Seagulls can be seen in the foreground as well as off the stern and in the far distance. All under blue sky with white clouds having pink hues. Housed in a fine period gesso decorated frame. After consulting and conferring with the scholars assembling the catalogue raisonne, both John Wilmerding and Sam Holdsworth have concluded that it is a work by Fitz Henry Lane and will be included in the catalogue raisonne that is being assembled by the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The painting has also undergone infrared photography at Williamstown Art Conservation Center in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Their conclusions was that there were some minor changes to the position of the flag, some fine tuning of the position of the rigging and the angle of the bow line. This is in keeping with Lane’s attention to accurately detail the ship. There was research done by the Cape Ann Museum regarding the Mary’s signal flags which read from top down “2 5 1 3”. The canvas stamp of “A. Morris Boston” was researched and is listed in the 1845 and 1846 Boston directory. The information regarding the ship indicated that she was built in 1844 in Medford, Massachusetts having the home port as Boston. Also, attributed to the ship builders Foster & Taylor and Captain Hopner as shipmaster of the Mary. These are mentioned in a family manuscript dated “Boston April 12, 1867” which describes the bark Mary with details. Also, there is the use of red primer paint which was common with Lane’s work including The Anchor, Shroud Chain Plates, Bobstays. Another attribute of Lane’s paintings is the reflections of seagulls in the water and the framing composition of dark clouds in the corners and luminous color treatment of sea. Accompanying lot is Old Ships and Ship-Building Days Medford by Hall Gleason. SIZE: 19-1/2″ x 27″. Overall: 26-1/2″ x 34-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine collection. A notebook of extensive research accompanies lot CONDITION: Very good with minor inpainting. Recently cleaned by Anthony Moore Conservatory of York, Maine. Lined (photograph of the back of the canvas retained) 49259-1 (150,000-250,000) – Lot 2161

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2162

SOLON FRANCIS MONTECELLO BADGER (American, 1873-1919) PORTRAIT OF THE FOUR MAST SCHOONER CHARLES K SCHULL.

Outstanding oil on canvas ship portrait shows the black hulled four mast schooner in full sail, sailing right to left, flying flags off each mast. Eight men and one woman on deck, off the bow is a lighthouse with connected buildings and other structures, all under a blue and white sky. Signed lower left “SFM Badger”. The “Charles K. Schull” was built in Camden, NJ, in 1889 by Samuel W. Tilton. Operating from 1889 to 1905, registered in Philadelphia. At one time the master was Austin W. Clark, grandfather of the estate from which it came from. Housed in its original gilt and gesso decorated frame. SIZE: 22″ h x 36″ w. Overall 27″ h x 41″ w. PROVENANCE: Estate of Hollis and Wilma Ingalls of Machias, Maine. CONDITION: Very good, original condition. 49444-2 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2162

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2163

ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) SHIP PORTRAIT OF THE HERMAPHRODITE BRIG MARY BARTLETT.

Outstanding oil on canvas portrait shows the black hulled two mast Mary Bartlett sailing right to left in choppy seas with full sails flying three flags. Off the bow is a lighthouse on land and off the stern are two other sailboats. Five figures on deck, the sky is transitioning from a dark cloud to bright blue sky with white clouds. Signed lower right “A. Jacobsen 1885, 705. Palisade Av. W. Hoboken NJ”. Housed in its original gilt gesso decorated frame. In the book “Antonio Jacobsen, The Checklist” on p. 194-5 #33 a sketch of the same year is logged. The ship was built in Machais, Maine 1874 and registered the following year, and the owner was Halway & Co. Was in operation from 1875-1892. One of the owners and masters was Charles H. Thompson a great uncle of the Estate. SIZE: 22″ h x 36″ w. Overall 27-1/2″ h x 41-1/4″ w. PROVENANCE: Estate of Hollis and Wilma Ingalls of Machias, Maine. CONDITION: Very good original condition, light craquelure, mostly to left side. 49444-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2163

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2164

HISTORIC DOUBLE PRESENTATION SILVER AND IVORY MOUNTED WALKING STICK MADE FROM THE “USS CONSTITUTION” IN 1841.

Cane made from wood taken from the USS Constitution has silver band reading “Capt. S. Bird Port’d Me”. A second sterling presentation band was added which reads “This cane was presented to Charles Sumner Bird by Sarah Frances Bird of Waverly, Mass on July 1, 1920. It was made in 1841 from material taken from the old US ship Constitution”. Similar canes are noted made from hardwoods from the Constitution’s decking. Charles Sumner Bird was a well known politician in Teddy Roosevelt’s Progressive Party. Captain Bird of Portland, Maine was possibly an ancestor. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our “Ivory Position Statement” and the “Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object.” This information is located in the insert included with your catalog. CONDITION: Very good overall. Missing metal tip. Cane measures 33″ overall with a 2-1/2″ certifiable antique marine ivory knob. 48853-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2164

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2165

19TH CENTURY NEEDLEWORK BANNER OF AMERICAN SAILING SHIP.

This beautiful framed fringed folk art banner measures 39″ x 28″ showing a multi-masted schooner with American flag and other banners one which reads “ESMIR”. Schooner is surrounded by 11 stars of various size and points, from 2″ to 4″ and 2 light houses in either bottom quadrant both displaying furled American stars and stripes. The wonderful piece of folk art displays beautifully. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Textile is very good overall though colors are light faded to mostly golds and earth tones with some red highlights. 49055-124 (1,600-1,800) – Lot 2165

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2166

SHIP CHANDLER SIGN THREE DIMENSIONAL DORY.

Mid 19th century, finely made by traditional boat building techniques, shiplap plank on frame construction. SIZE: 45″ l x 12″ h x 17″ w. CONDITION: Original dry varnish, with original forged hanger on front, rear hanger appears to be old replacement, some molding loss, paint wear, minor worm damage. 49355-8 (2,200-2,700) – Lot 2166

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2167

PERCY SANBORN (American, 1849-1929) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP “IROQUOIS”.

Oil on canvas depicting the black hulled ship “Iroquois” sailing towards the right, through choppy seas with the American Flag billowing off it’s stern. Several sailing and steam vessels in the background, and puffy white clouds against the blue sky. Signed lower right “Percy Sanborn”; titled and inscribed lower center, “Ship Iroquois, Albert V. Nickels, Master, Searsport, Me. Built at Bath 1881.” Housed in a period gilt wood frame. Research shows that this vessel went to shore on March 20, 1902 in Sapis Straits, between the islands of Sumbowa & Flores in the Java Sea and was taking on water. However, before any repairs could be made, a terrible storm pulled her from her anchor and pushed her out to sea. The Iroquois was very well known in the California ports as the Captain & his wife, who always sailed with her husband, we natives of San Francisco. SIZE: 28″ x 42″. Overall: 33-1/2″ x 48″. CONDITION: Very good with craquelure. 49043-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2167

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2168

CARVED AND PAINTED SHIPS FIGUREHEAD.

An exceptionally rare and finely carved French chandlers emblem circa 1750. Depicted as a full-length figurehead of a young uniformed Chef de Marin sporting a cockaded tricorn hat, powdered wig tied with a bow, laced chemise, regulation red braided waistcoat, blue overcoat with red cuffs gold braid, and breeches, white stockings and buckled black shoes holding and navigating via an octant (a later addition). SIZE: 52″ h x 12″ at widest. CONDITION: Paint loss, minor losses to fingers, cuffs, cracking, generally very good for its age. 49206-1 (7,500-10,000) – Lot 2168

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2169

JOSEPH PARK SWEETSER (American, 1831-1889) PORTRAIT OF A THREE MASTED SAILING SHIP.

Oil on canvas portrait of a three masted ship flying an American flag from it’s stern. The ship is sailing towards the right in calm seas and fair winds with a point of land visible off the bow and morning light emanating from the horizon. Signed and dated lower left “J.P. Sweetser 1886″. SIZE: 24″ x 40″. Overall 28″ x 43-3/4”. CONDITION: Canvas has been mounted to an aluminum support and lined. (Retains original stretcher) 49379-10 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2169

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2170

TOMASO DE SIMONE (Italian, 1805-1888) AMERICAN STEAMSHIP IN THE BAY OF NAPLES.

Oil on canvas portrait of an American steam driven sailing ship anchored in the bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Two rowboats with fishermen in the foreground with a sailboat in the distance. Housed in an ebonized wood frame. Signed and dated lower right “DE Simone 1867″. NOTE: USS Frolic (1865-1883) – Confederate ship Named Advance until 1865. Advance, originally a 902-ton side-wheel steamer, was built at Greenock, Scotland, in 1862 for use as a River Clyde packet. Purchased by the State of North Carolina under the name Lord Clyde in 1863, she was renamed Advance (a name frequently given as A.D. Vance), and put to work running the Federal blockade. She was one of the most successful Confederate blockade runners, making more than twenty voyages before her capture by USS Santiago de Cuba off Wilmington, North Carolina, on 10 September 1864. Taken into the United States Navy soon thereafter, she served as USS Advance until June 1865, when she was renamed Frolic. Purchased by the U.S. Navy from the prize court in that month, she was commissioned as USS Advance in October 1864. During the rest of that year, and into 1865, she was active off the North Carolina coast and took part in the assaults on Fort Fisher in December 1864 and January 1865. Advance went to New York in March 1865 and was out of commission there until June, when she was placed back into service and renamed Frolic. Frolic was then assigned to the European Squadron as a dispatch vessel, a mission for which she was well suited by virtue of her small size and good speed. Arriving at Flushing, the Netherlands, in July 1865, she operated in northern European waters and in the Mediterranean until 1869. Again out of commission from May to September 1869, Frolic’s next active service was patrolling the North Atlantic fishing grounds in April-October 1870. After another period in reserve, she operated off New England for several months in 1872 and was then station ship at New York. In 1875-77, she cruised in South American waters as a unit of the South Atlantic Squadron. Decommissioned for the last time in October 1877, USS Frolic was sold in October 1883. She was a civilian ship, retaining the name Frolic, for a few years after that. SIZE: 13″ x 20″. Overall 15-3/4″ x 23”. CONDITION: Good, craquelure, lined. 49371-2 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2170

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2171

DOUBLE SIDED SAILORS VALENTINE.

Barbados, mid 19th century. Case is mahogany and pine, shell design of stars and hearts. SIZE: 9-3/4″ Octagonal. CONDITION: Some loose shells, some possible old molding replacement. Specks of paint, old cloth repair to the back of one side. 49355-14 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2171

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2172

TWO 20TH CENTURY CARVED SHIP DIORAMAS CARVED & PAINTED BY LLOYD H THOMAS.

Finely carved and painted, depicting square rigged sailing ships with sky and ocean, & American flags. Housed in black and gilt frames, under glass. SIZE: 17-1/2″ l x 14-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Very good, minor foxing in the sky. 49228-1 (2,500-3,000) – Lot 2172

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2173

19TH CENTURY SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH.

Tooth measures about 8-1/4″ long with an 8″ circumference. Has 5″ carving of Lady Liberty holding American flag and on verso patriotic American eagle with crudely carved patriotic motto. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good overall with soiling and patina. The eagle carving appears possibly done by a different hand and of later vintage. Lady Liberty has more wear to scrimshaw high spots. 2 long age cracks on either side as can be seen in photos. 49055-85 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2173

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2174

FINE EARLY HOMEMADE CIVIL WAR 34 STAR FLAG.

This flag was made with a spattered array of stars, measuring between 5″ and 4″ being “cut through”. Stars are sewn on one side of canton and the blue material is cut out in shape of a star and tucked under and sewn showing smaller stars on opposite side. It took a very skilled seamstress to preserve cloth and weight to make a flag like this. The blue canton appears to be lightweight, single-ply cotton warp with wool weave. Red and white, either cotton or linen, stripes being totally hand sewn with a large 2-1/2″ sleeve for cord. This flag with central largest star probably commemorated the entry of Kansas as the 34th state on January 29, 1861 though the star did not become official until July 4th. There are many noted early homespun examples such as this. This flag presents beautifully, measuring about 5-1/2′ on hoist and 7-1/2′ on fly. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Several small tears and holes, and a few contemporary repairs. Minor staining and soiling, some fraying, especially on corners. This is a truly beautiful and appealing example of an early Civil War 34 star flag that would display regally. 49055-107 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2174

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2175

EXTREMELY RARE FABULOUS CIVIL WAR SILK EMBROIDERED SAILOR’S JUMPER AND STRAW HAT.

This mid 19th Century sailor’s blouse no doubt dates to the Civil War. This regulation Navy Summer weight jumper is totally hand stitched. The blue trimmed panels have fabulous silk designs applied most likely by a Union sailor at sea and falls into the category of “sailor art”. Sailors had so much time on their hands that they produced wonderful pieces of folk art, including scrimshaw, carvings and rare surviving embroidery work such as this. It is not uncommon to see similar “folk art” designs on tops of Civil War Navy enlisted “Donald Duck” style flat hats or straw hat here. In our research we can find only one similarly adorned jumper and that one is identified as circa 1862 along with pants and decorated sea bag in the collection of the Winterthur Museum near Wilmington, Delaware. There are few other such elaborate surviving Civil War era embroidered Naval pieces to be found in other institutional collections we can find outside Winterthur and the “Old Army and Navy” section of the Smithsonian. As can be seen in photos, the workmanship is meticulous and detailed. Each cuff, which has 7-1/2″ x 5″ blue panels, is embroidered with a 10-pointed star above a fluted anchor with rope and two 5-pointed stars on either side. The blue panel is trimmed with floral edged borders, as are all the other trimmed panels. The front “bib” is about 8″ across and 9″ tall with a 4-1/4″ spread winged eagle holding an olive branch in one talon and an American flag on staff in his beak. There are three 10-pointed stars and two 5-pointed stars also in this panel. Panels on shoulder trim are about 3″ wide and 8″ long with central devise of fluted anchor and rope over a flagstaff with Liberty cap holding a furled American flag. Also in each of these panels on shoulders are three 5-pointed stars. The back “fall”, which is a 7″ x 17″ panel, has a central devise over; wide and 5″ tall that incorporates the patriotic shield with red and white stripes with two flags on poles on either side and a large spread winged eagle flying above and seven 5-pointed stars in arch above eagle. Each corner of this “fall” has a 10-pointed star above a fluted anchor bordered, as is all the trim, by the repeated floral rope seen throughout the design. Accompanying this jumper is a wonderful sailors straw hat with sailor silk embroidered multi-pointed starburst medallion done in similar silk thread and same style as found on cuffs, shoulder and bib of the jumper. These are truly marvelous pieces of Civil War American folk art that would grace the finest museum displays anywhere. LITERATURE: Ron Field, Bluejackets Uniforms in the United States Navy in the Civil War Period. Frederick Todd, American Military Equipage Vol. II. Norm Flayderman, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. There are scattered stains and several small holes in cotton blouse. The blue cotton panels still retain good strong color, as can be seen in photos. Blouse retains orig Mother of Pearl buttons on cuffs and five small orig Mother of Pearl buttons are found on “bib” (number of buttons on Naval jumpers often denote sailor’s rating or station). Silk embroidery was once brightly multi-colored. When studied under blacklight the red stripes on the flag and shield and blue of the cantons can be determined much easier. Still much detail is visible in the faded colors, as can be seen in photos. Embroidery is mostly intact, however there are reductions, especially in the simulated rope borders that contain the repeating floral vine design, with most reductions seen on cuffs and on left border design of rear “fall”. Other areas of missing embroidery are seen, including a 1/2″ x 1/4″ reduction in the right wing of eagle on “fall”. Straw hat is sound, solid though missing sweatband and portions of silk embroidery are now gone. Velvet-base that medallion is embroidered upon has lost most of its nap. Silk ribbon is broken and pinned in back but still displays nicely. 49055-41 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2175

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2176

FABULOUS AMERICAN/CONFEDERATE 13 STAR FLAG.

This is one of the most unusual and stunning stars and stripes observed. This flag which measures 52″ on fly and 33″ on hoist, is constructed entirely of cotton, typical of early Civil War flags made in 1861. The double applique 3″ stars are attached with hand stitches from an experienced seamstress. There are few other flags known with multiple stars and stripes in the shape of St. Andrew’s Cross. Most have Confederate attribution and accompanying statement by flag conservator and expert Fonda Thomsen, who has several theories of this flag having Confederate origins which she could easily be correct. Regardless of origin, this is a wonderful flag of a great size with great aesthetics and surface. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. Heritage Auction Galleries, Lot 52221, June 26, 2010. CONDITION: Fine overall with several contemporary patches and a 10″ tear on the top red stripe. The flag shows wear along the edges, especially at the corners. Flag exhibits like soiling and staining and is professionally framed. 49055-108 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2176

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2177

1825 DATED CHARLESTON “PORTER” SLAVE HIRE BADGE NUMBER 629.

2″ square copper tag worn by a slave in Charleston, South Carolina who was hired out by his master for seasonal work as a porter. Badges maker mark “LAFAR” in a raised letter cartouche below the badge number 629. Nice markings, easily discerned with good shape. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Overall very good for excavated badge with minor bends and creases. One small area of chipped patina on verso exposing bright copper. 49055-25 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2177

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2178

CIVIL WAR 34 STAR FLAG.

This flag measures about 9′ x 6′. Wool bunting with hand-sewn linen hoist and hand-sewn double applique 3-1/2″ stars. Written on hoist is “Shot Tower, Balto.” There is also a name written on hoist that appears to read “H D Hanney”. The Baltimore Shot Tower originally built in 1830 was used for manufacture of lead “drop shot” used by arms, pistols and rifles of the day. The Shot Tower was the tallest building in the US until the Washington Monument was built in Washington, DC after the Civil War. Baltimore’s Phoenix Shot Tower is now part of the National Parks Service and can still be visited in the “Inner Harbor” of Baltimore. More research should be done on the name on hoist to see if any Civil War history can be found as 34 star flag was official from 1861 until 1863. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Flag is sound and solid with good color. Frayed at edges with numerous small reductions, several stars have missing fabric as can be seen in photos. Hoist still retains original rope hoist and brass grommets. There are several old, contemporary repairs that allowed flag’s continued use. Hoist has several tears exposing cord. Flag shows character and would display well. Markings on hoist are discernible. 49055-113 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2178

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2179

CIVIL WAR 34 STAR GREAT STAR PATRIOTIC FLAG.

Rare example of a printed Civil War patriotic flag with a beautiful canton of a hollow star that has seen use and still has rust stains from the nails that attached it to its pole. 34 star flags were official July 4, 1861 through July of 1863. 34th star commemorated Kansas as the 34th state and this flag only saw 1 presidential administration, that of course of Abraham Lincoln. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 35″ x 25″ overall. Red stripes are only partially discernible, though blue is still bright. Water stains are prominent as is old tape adhesive. Many small tears and reductions, especially on hoist where attached and 2 corners of fly. 49055-110 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2179

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2180

FABULOUS GENERAL PHILIP SHERIDAN ETCHED GLASS RAILROAD-STYLE LANTERN.

This rare and wonderful lantern made by Kelly & Co., Rochester, NY measures about 12″ tall with a 5-1/2″ tall globe, 4-1/2″ wide, with beautiful etched panel of patriotic eagle perched on patriotic U.S. shield surrounded by cannonballs and a panoply of American flags and arms measuring about 3″ tall and 4″ across. The opposite side surrounded by floral wreathes reads ‘GENERAL P.H. SHERIDAN’. General Sheridan was a famous Civil War general of great renown. He served in the American military most of his adult life. He became the commanding general of the United States Army in 1883 until his death at age 57 in 1888. This lantern dates somewhere in the 1870s or 80s as that was Kelly Lantern Works’ time of business making other presentation lanterns such as this. These lanterns are quite rare and we know of only one other to such a prominent American iconic general as this one. That lantern has the same patriotic eagle (though a bit different as both are totally hand etched) and attribution to “General Ulysses S. Grant”. The Grant example is nearly identical as can be seen in photos and is owned by West Point Museum at the U.S. Military Academy. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. Garth’s Auction, April 4, 2008. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Brass body retains 30-40% of its orig white metal plating still retained in protected areas and on base. Glass lens has one large chip in the top rim measuring about 1/4″ by 1″ that does not affect aesthetics. Accompanying lantern is a framed Civil War CVD as Sheridan as a Major General. 49055-16 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2180

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2181

FINE 38 STAR AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH UNUSUAL STAR ARRANGEMENT.

This fine framed printed cotton flag measures just over 17″ x 11-1/2″. Canton consists of 5 central 1-1/2″ stars surrounded by a square of 33 7/8″ stars in a rarely seen “BOXED” configuration. 38 star flag became official July 4, 1877 for the admission of Colorado and was to be official for 13 years serving under President’s Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good overall with folds, creases, light soiling and thread wear at edges. 49055-105 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2181

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2182

RARE CIVIL WAR MODEL 1855 PISTOL CARBINE WITH ORIGINAL DETACHABLE STOCK.

This popular and scarce Civil War curiosity was only made for 2 years and this gun is dated in first year of production 1855 and so marked on lockplate with matching 1855 on barrel. Gun exhibits all markings normally encountered, including inspector cartouche stamped in stock opposite the lock which is marked “US Springfield”. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good overall. Gun appears complete, all original. Brass mountings to stock and pistol have clean, mustard patina. Steel is grey with staining and pitting, though all markings are discernible. The eagle on Maynard tape door typically badly worn, is clearly discernible among the pitting. Stocks are sound and solid with numerous small blemishes with hand worn patina. Arm is fully functional, including Maynard device and pivoting ramrod. Gun retains crisp, well defined rifling in bore. Assembly “1” is found on buttcap and “7” on stock yoke. 49055-176 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2182

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2183

CIVIL WAR ERA COLT BREVETE NAVY REVOLVER AND BULLET MOLD.

This gun is a Leige, Belgium made copy of a Colt model 1851 Navy Revolver in fine condition with a beautiful etched cylinder depicting a hunt with mounted hunter and dogs trailing a fox. Barrel is marked “COLT BREVETE” on top flat. Leige proof is found on cylinder and face of cylinder has the Leige makers mark. Matching serial number 6722 is found on barrel, frame and trigger guard. Gun was not taken apart to check for other markings as it appears original throughout. Stocks fit well with a high varnish finish and butt strap is stamped “NC” of unknown meaning. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Gun is fine overall retaining blue finish to barrel which much has turned to plum. Backstrap and trigger guard retain much of their silver plating, as does silver plated cylinder with a fairly crisp, well defined hunting scene. There is some bubbling to silver finish. Varnish is 95% intact with edge wear. Gun appears original and authentic though missing barrel latch and wedge screw appears replaced. Accompanying bullet mold is grey with numerous small dings and dents. It is a true copy of the standard two cavity Colt mold, though unmarked. 49055-172 (1,800-2,200) – Lot 2183

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2184

CIVIL WAR COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER.

This is a classic Civil War sidearm used by both North and South, being the most popular sidearm among Confederate officers. This is a nice, honest, original and complete example of a Hartford, CT made Colt Revolver at the onset of the Civil War. Based on serial number data, this gun was made in the first few months of 1861 when war fervor was at its peak. Many Colts made between January and April where this gun probably falls, were shipped South and if records exist this would be an interesting project to research. Regardless if shipped North or South, this popular Civil War sidearm is an honest, complete example still retaining portions of its discernible rolled cylinder design of naval battle. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Overall very good. All matching serial numbers, markings all easily read such as barrel address and patent markings. Cylinder has areas of staining and pitting, but much of the naval battle scene can be seen. Stocks retain 90% of their original Colt varnish with edge wear and small blemishes. Metal overall appears to have been cleaned, but most iron surfaces are grey/brown. Remnants of original silver on trigger guard and backstrap are still present in protected areas. 49055-171 (1,500-1,800) – Lot 2184

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2185

GROUP OF MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD UNIFORMS & HEAD GEAR.

This group consists of two National Guard uniforms, one being a navy/black double breasted frock coat with U.S. Navy buttons with Maryland State Seal embroidered emblems on collar and on accompanying hat which has Maryland State Seal and eagle embroidered over a pair of crossed fouled anchors. Hat has maker mark of “Oehm & Co. / Army & Navy Contractors / Baltimore Md.”. The other uniform with its accompanying kepi is cadet gray enlisted frock of the 5th Maryland National Guard, also with Baltimore maker’s mark in hat. Also accompanying is a japanned cased pair of gilted epaulettes with 5th Infantry cushions, silver oak leaf insignia and great seal buttons. Also included are two variant 5th Maryland National Guard parade helmets. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Fair to very good overall. Uniforms appear complete including the Naval coat having a Maryland National Guard medal attached. Typical wear and blemishes after 100+ years. Some folds and creases to helmets, but all sound and displayable. 49055-42 (400-600) – Lot 2185

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2186

SWORD, SASH, EPAULETTES OF CAPTAIN EDWARD R WARNER, WEST POINT GRADUATE 1858.

Edward R. Warner served in the Civil War as regimental quartermaster and as staff officer to Brig. General Hunt Chief of Artillery of the Army of the Potomac. He had a brevete rank of Brig. General for meritorious service at Gettysburg, Petersburg, and the fall of Richmond. He returned to the regular army and served as Captain of the 3rd US Artillery from July 28, 1866 until 1877 when he was promoted to Major of 1st US Artillery. Cased pair of epaulettes and sash appear Civil War era, though they are shown with Majors insignia. It just goes to show you that soldiers maintained their rarely used dress epaulettes and just changed the rank cushions (as his Lieutenant insignia are still in the box. There is a later cased pair of Russian knot epaulettes with correct Major insignia for 1st US Artillery, maker marked “Shannon Miller & Crane” on both insignia and japanned box. The model 1860 staff and field officers sword is in fabulous condition made at the Springfield Armory and US inspected. It is very unusual to see etched presentation on regulation sword blade “CAPT. E.R.WARNER 3RD US ARTILLERY”. This sword dates about 1870. There is a facsimile framed photograph of Warner from his West Point graduation. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Sword is in fine condition retaining most of its original frost on blade with minor staining. Custom stand for sword also displays fishnet weave sash of unusual design through the middle. Civil War era epaulettes are fine in original Japanned tin case. Loose 1877 epaulettes are very good overall. 49055-175, 49055-192 (800-1,200) – Lot 2186

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2187

ECLECTIC GROUP OF 19th CENTURY CAMPAIGN TORCHES INCLUDING PAINTED “LINCOLN-HAMLIN” EXAMPLE.

In this grouping is: 1) A fine figural eagle torch measuring about 9″ square. Some texts attribute this to the Lincoln campaign and to an Republican organization known as “War Eagles”. This is a fine example of this style. Attached to an apparently original 59″ pole. Burners are complete and original. No discernible repairs. Good patina with dent to one side of breast. 2) Barrel torch patented October 19, 1880. Torch appears complete and functional including reservoir caps and burners. Made entirely of soldered tin. Measures about 37″ overall. 3) A kerosene reservoir with wick and its receptacle protrude above the feathers of this chapeau-de-bras. Interesting circa 1880 head gear with silk rosette, reinforced top and stiff liner, obviously made to accommodate the burner. Lining, sweat band missing. Several large internal tears but sound & solid and displays well. 4) Cylindrical torch, 4″ diameter x 3″ tall, soldered tin with “LINCOLN-HAMLIN”. Painted in 2″ high letters that totally fill the perimeter of this torch which is reminiscent of images of torches used by “Wide-Awakes”. The paint on this torch appears original and not recently applied with overall wear, surface and patination. The yoke that holds the torch appears consistent as does the burner which has some bends and chips but has been attached to a newer addition collar and pole. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: As described above. Interested parties should examine the Lincoln-Hamlin example as in our opinion it is original, but no warranties can be made based on opinion. 49055-13, 49055-38 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2187

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2188

GROUP OF 11 RARE 19TH CENTURY CAMPAIGN RIBBONS AND EPHEMERA.

This grouping consists of a large frame of 10 items including an extremely rare red, white and blue 1864 Lincoln & Johnson jugate campaign ribbon an 1 loose ribbon. This is a profound rarity and among the most valuable of all Lincoln ribbons. There are few examples known and we could find only one being sold in auction. 1) Ribbon measures just over 7″ x 2-1/2″ with actual image size 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2″. The extra material obviously meant for attachment to pin. Lincoln and Johnson’s faces are shown above a panoply of flags and arms with the US captial surmounted with the motto “PEACE THROUGH VICTORY, AMNESTY, EMANCIPATION”. 2) 1888 Harrison and Morton Republican Club silk ribbon measures 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ has log cabin motif reminiscent of Tippecanoe, Benjamin Harrison’s grandfather. 3) 1840 William Henry Harrison 6-1/4 “x 2-1/4” silk campaign ribbon “HARRISON & REFORM, THE POOR MAN’S FRIEND”. Scarce variant with rosette dedicated to “The Young Men’s National Convention”. 4) William Henry Harrison New England Convention “BUNKER HILL, SEPTEMBER 10, 1840″ . This ribbon is in beautiful condition, with central vignette of Harrison, state seals of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Maine surrounding him. 5) William Henry Harrison 1840 silk campaign ribbon 7-1/2″ x 2-1/4” with vignettes of George Washington and Lafayette “FIRST IN WAR- FIRST IN PEACE-FIRST IN THE HEARTS OF THEIR COUNTRYMEN”. Top of ribbon is stenciled “RICHMOND COUNTY”. 6) Andrew Jackson June 24, 1845 7-1/4″ x 3″ memorializing his death on June 8, 1845 with patriotic vignettes including his tomb at the Hermitage. 7) Another memorial ribbon for the life of Andrew Jackson with large vignette, panoply of arms stating “THE HERO OF THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS”. 6-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. 8) Rare Henry Clay 1844 campaign ribbon “The honest statesmen is the country’s steadfast friend HARRY of the West.” “The Farmer of Ashland, honor to whom honor is due. Fine patriotic vignette of Clay 6-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ exposed in frame, Young Men’s Whig National Convention, Baltimore, May 2, 1844. 9) Rare James K. Polk & George M. Dallas 3″ x 8-1/2” silk ribbon for the 1844 Democratic Convention. Large central vignette of Liberty holding American flag with TEXAS emblazoned on middle stripe. 10) Rare James K. Polk 1844 presidential campaign ribbon with patriotic vignette with riband emblazoned “YOUNG HICKORY” of Tennessee. 11) James Buchanan and John C. Breckinridge Democratic election ticket measuring 7-1/4″ x 4-1/2″. Nice jugat images of both with election dated November 4, 1856. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Overall fair, cracked at center fold through Lincoln’s eyes. Colors have lightened with soiling, staining and minor pinholes at top. Not removed from frame to see how mounted. 2) Good colors, frayed and reductions at edges. 3) Fair to good overall with 1/2″ hole near center, fraying and chipping along edges as can be seen in photos, details of log cabin, portrait easily discerned. 4) 6″ x 3″, fine overall, though not unframed to check for mounting. 5) Very good overall. A hinge can be seen through top of ribbon through words “Richmond County”, not removed from frame. 6) Very good overall with minor chips and fraying at edges. 7) Small glue stains can be seen at top and bottom, unaffecting printed area, not removed from frame to check for mounting. 8) Appears fine overall, not examined out of frame. 9) Appears fine though not removed from frame. This ribbon originally purchased as Lot 38068 at Heritage Auction Galleries, November 30, 2011. 10) Good, easily discerned staining and soiling, slight reductions unaffecting text, not examined out of frame. 11) Very good. Paper has ink correction of spelling of one elector. 49055-35 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2188

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2189

GROUPING OF 2 CIVIL WAR ID PINS AND FINE PATRIOTIC RIBBON.

1) Near pristine colorful patriotic ribbon measuring 5-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ with delicate scalloped edges, Lady Liberty holds a sword and a furled 34-star flag with the Capitol in the background flying the American flag. Other patriotic motifs above “THE UNION and the CONSTITUTION”. 2) A fine 29th Pennsylvania 12th Army Corps badge. This was a commercially made silver badge with a 1-1/4″ silver star with T-bar pin and raised central device with another star with “29” engraved. Badge is inscribed on reverse “C. Lhulier Co. F 29 RPV”. The 29th is a hard-fought unit in the Army of the Potomac, particularly strongly engaged at the Battle of Chancellorsville and the Battle of Gettysburg. The 12th Army Corps, after large losses at Gettysburg including nearly 100 casualties alone for the 29th, was sent to Tennessee where the combined 11th and 12th Corps became the 20th Corps, still utilizing the “star” for it’s Corps badge. Cassimer Lhulier enlisted as a private in July 1861 and saw every battle with the 29th finally being discharged in Atlanta, GA in July 1864 after being wounded at the Battle of New Hope Church near Dallas, GA May 25, 1864. 3) 1861 dated U.S. quarter with face removed and inscription “I.E. CROW 47TH WIS. VI. Co. G”. Inscription appears original, though not done by the most artistic hand, in block letters. Isaac E. Crow of Haney, WI did not muster into service until February 6, 1865 as a Private. The 47th Wisconsin was organized February 27, 1865, and served as Garrison duty in Louisville and Nashville, TN where it stayed until mustering out on September 4, 1865. The 47th saw no action but did lose 35 men to disease and Private Crow died at the age of 25 in 1866 and is buried in Woods Cemetery, Bell Center, Crawford County, Wisconsin. This is a nice example of a Civil War ID pin, possibly inscribed by Crow himself. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Patriotic ribbon is fine overall with bright colors with slight fraying at bottom edge. Ribbon was tightly trimmed when manufactured on left side. 2) Two silver ID pins are very good to fine overall with silver patina with original pins. 49055-11 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2189

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2190

RARE ABRAHAM LINCOLN FREE FRANK ENVELOPE AND 1860 JUGATE LINCOLN & HAMLIN CAMPAIGN FERROTYPE.

Free Frank envelope has nice, dark, well discerned “A. Lincoln” signature on a May 5, 1862 mourning envelope addressed to Tiffany & Company, New York City. The mourning stationery was still being used by the Lincoln’s after the death of their 11 year old son Willie who had died February 20th in the White House. It is also interesting to note that May 5, 1862 was the date of the largest Mexican victory in its history over the French which to this day is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo. The jugate ferrotype measures about 25mm; obverse features ferrotype of a beardless Lincoln, reverse with ferrotype portrait of Hannibal Hamlin. Donut style jugate suspended by a patriotic spread winged eagle pinned to a red, white and blue ribbon. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Cover has several creases and a repaired tear at bottom right quadrant with other minor reductions. The Lincoln signature is very good, dark with only minor, light crease. Jugate overall very good with no chipping to ferrotypes, good contrast, dark matching patina to jugat and eagle support. Traces, of silver-wash on jugate wreath. Ribbon retains good colors with several folds, holes and edges at bottom tips reduced. Envelope is framed and was not removed to check how mounted. 49055-5 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2190

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2191

GROUP OF 4 ABRAHAM LINCOLN MEMORIAL BROADSIDE SHEETS INCLUDING RARE APRIL 18, 1865 FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT.

This grouping consists of: 1) Rare Waterville, ME April 18, 1865 Lincoln funeral announcement measuring 7-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ visible in a 13-1/4″ x 12″ frame. The undersigned businessmen of Waterville urge citizens of Waterville from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on April 19th to suspend business and unite, and worship as appropriate for the occasion. 2) Printed memorial with black mourning border with 13 stars commemorating Lincoln’s birth and death with large vignette. 13″ x 9-3/4″ visible in a 19″ x 15″ frame. 3) Memorial to our Martyred Presidents of Abraham Lincoln 1865, James Garfield 1881, and William McKinley 1901 published in 1901 with vignettes of the martyrs with patriotic motifs. 4) Color lithograph sheet music cover to President Lincoln’s Grand March measuring 13″ x 9-1/2″. 1862 imprint. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. 1 & 2) Cowan’s Auction, Lots 141 & 142, 6/21/12. CONDITION: 1) Very good overall. Crisp text, paper crinkled, not examined out of frame. 2) Very good. Paper appears dry, several observed cracks especially in margins, one chip about 1″ x 1″. Portion of black border missing in lower left quadrant, top left corner cracked, not examined out of frame. 3) Very good overall, not examined out of frame. 4) Tightly trimmed top, bottom and left, which removes publisher’s name. Good colors. Light soiling. Presents nicely in supplied mat. 49055-12 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2191

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2192

RARE LARGE AND DRAMATIC ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1860 CAMPAIGN RIBBON.

8-1/4″ X 3″ pink ribbon of a beardless Lincoln with large vignette of firing canon with American flag and mottos that say it all “THE UNION MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED”. “FREE SOIL, FREE HOMESTEADS AND FREE TERRITORIES!”. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. Merrill C. Burman Collection, Lot 42026, Heritage Auction Galleries, Sale # 6136. CONDITION: Good to very good overall, fraying at bottom with some loss to the word “INDUSTRY” but mostly discernible. Creases, water stains and soiling. 49055-219 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2192

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2193

FINE HIGH QUALITY FOLK ART RELIEF CARVED ABRAHAM LINCOLN COMMEMORATIVE CANE.

This highly detailed cane measures just over 36″ with a “shepherds crook” handle with polished bone caps to flats of handle. There is also serrated bone ferrule below carving. Carving consists of a raised riband with a fair facsimile of old Abe’s signature “A. Lincoln” with 3 raised stars on band. The bearded bust of Lincoln is 2-1/2″ tall and 1″ deep with fine carved detail which emulates the famous Brady photographs of the day. Surface of shaft and handle are pointillated over entire area. Entire surface is well patinaed. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good overall including carving. Several minor chips, worst being area of wear at tip of nose. Two remaining polished bone caps are chipped and third is missing. Cane has glue repaired to shaft about 6″ from original brass tip. 49055-39 (1,800-2,200) – Lot 2193

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2194

CIVIL WAR ERA “RANDOLPH LIGHT INFANTRY” REGULATION SNARE DRUM.

Fine painted Civil War eagle drum measuring 17″ tall and 15-1/2″ diameter with large American shield with riband reading “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “RANDOLPH LIGHT INFANTRY” on bottom riband. The Randolph Light Infantry was a Boston area militia unit that became a part of the 4th Massachusetts Infantry which participated at the Battle of Port Hudson, Louisiana and other Louisiana campaigns prior in the 19th AC. Original Civil War painted eagle drums with unit designations are quite rare and this appears to be a fine example. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Painting appears original with no in-painting with layer of darkened varnish which continues over entire body of drum. Heads, ropes and tighteners are all restored, though patent brass snare appears original. 49055-37 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2194

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2195

RARE CIVIL WAR ERA AMERICAN FLAG QUILT.

Flag consists 13 red & white stripes with a central square of thirty-six 4″ stars in double concentric ring designed with central and quadrant placed stars. There is a 4-1/4″ blue border bound in gold tape with an additional 36 equally spaced 4″ quilted stars. White stripes have raised quilted foliate vines design. 36 star commemorates NEVADA THE “BATTLE BORN” STATE October 31, 1864. SIZE: Approx 76″ x 90″. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Fair overall. Mostly complete with several small reductions, the largest being a hole between concentric rings of stars measuring about 1″ diameter, with wear and tears to some raised quilted areas with cotton batting protruding. Blue border and central debais are faded to a light blue gray with soiling and staining. Gold edged binding is intact. Scattered loose stitches to the separately applied stars. Quilt appears totally hand-sewn. There are several more contemporary sewn repairs with a pink cabled lustrous thread. 49055-212 (300-400) – Lot 2195

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Size of 3) Fish Torpedo should be 3′ x 16′ NOT inches

MASSIVE ARCHIVE ON THE EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY OF SUBMARINES AND TORPEDOES INCLUDING 2 UNIQUE 19TH CENTURY MODELS AND MANY UNIQUE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, RARE MANUSCRIPTS AND BOOKS.

This important and historic archive can never be duplicated and details the history of submarine and torpedo warfare from the early 18th century to the late 19th century. Fabulous engineering drawings, models, manuscripts, pamphlets and books have been compiled by a 50 year U S Navy Submariner (21 years active, 29 as a civilian). Incredible engineering diving boat model, circa 1813. This model greatly resembles the torpedo boats described in the War of 1812 letters and newspapers. The model measures 17-1/2″ x 4″ x 3-1/3″. The model has what appears to be a detachable lead keel. The top of the model is shaped in a curved, turtle shell appearance with two holes (fore and aft, center topside) installed, apparently to hold the masts when put into place, or to be used as air holes. A wooden belt, installed with 18th century cut nails, runs the full length of the craft, forward and aft along both port and starboard sides to act as a protective bumper. Original patina completely covers the whole model, the hand cut nail heads and the two broken spars/masts. The two broken spars (or masts) fit correctly in the two holes located fore and aft topside-center on the turtle-shell deck. Each spar/mast had been broken in the middle of each, one time. This apparent Engineering Ship’s model very closely resembles that vessel shown in a watercolor sketch made by British Lieutenant Bowen, after the British made a thorough inspection of the vessel, prior to blowing it up in July 1813. This model is quite similar to that shown in the sketch with exceptions – this model does not show the rudder as shown in Lieutenant Bowen’s sketch; the two topside fore-aft holes in the sketch are pictured as being located closer together than the two in the model. It is theorized that this engineering model may have been one version, perhaps slightly earlier than the final model. In a contemporary account on the Battle of Stonington, several British officers described and sketched it “She was 23′ long with a breadth of 10′. Her top was arched by the turtle shell and immensely strong. She had the scantling of a 100-ton ship which supported wooden top planking 8″ thick that was in turn cased over with 1/2” plate iron. Lieutenant Bowen of the Maidstone reported that she was “so strongly and well constructed that a shot cannot penetrate, or anything grapple with it”. Bowen’s report which generally confirmed and augmented the American newspaper accounts the semi- submersible drew 6′ of water, leaving only 1′ of boat exposed above the surface. The iron clad deck was painted dirty white to camouflage it. According to the British, the Turtle had a crew of 12, rather than the 9 reported by the American journalist. While the newspaper story suggested a torpedo boom of some sort, Lieutenant Bowen reported that she was designed to tow 5 floating torpedoes, each on its own lead. He was unable to explain how the crew would use these weapons against enemy ships. 2) Confederate Floating Tin Torpedo/Submarine This ‘floating tin torpedo’ was converted into a ‘submarine’ or DAVID type/HUNLEY style vessel by a U. S. Marine Corps sergeant shortly after the US Navy siege of Charleston was lifted. The Marine Corps sergeant had been stationed on board one of the US Navy ships taking part in the siege. During this period, the sergeant decided to make a model of the submarine that he and the other Marines had seen just prior to the explosion on the Houstatonic. He found a small cone shaped Confederate floating tin torpedo, ensured that the powder had all been dumped out of one end and he then soldered a small round conning tower onto the top rear portion of it. He installed diving planes on the rear conical sides and installed a rudder, all items which he claimed to have seen prior to the Houstatonic attack. This, he felt, was as close as he could come to copying the submarine he and the others had seen that night. After the war he took this submarine model, along with the story that went with it, back to his home in Lancaster County, PA. The little Confederate submarine eventually ended up being turned into a weather vane which was placed on top of the families barn where it remained until 1980. Every few years someone would remember to put a coat of black paint on this “Confederate submarine”/weathervane. In 1980 the family decided to have an auction and sell off all of the belongings in the home and farm. An antique dealer bid-in and got the whole pile of the U S Marine sergeants uniforms, guns, swords and cutlasses, the submarine (which had been taken down from the top of the barn in order to go into the auction), his medals and a grouping of approximately 114 letters written by the Marine Corps sergeant to his family back home during the War of the Rebellion. The dealer spent 10 years getting the letters transcribed and then he sold the letters as one lot to the Museum of Confederate History in South Carolina. After he sold the letters, the consignor purchased the submarine. This is numerous literature supporting this rare and unique Confederate model. There are 7 fabulous, unique engineering and architectural drawings of some of the earliest self-propelled torpedoes. 1) & 2) Moveable Submarine Torpedo – Hand drawn blueprints, January 1869 by John L. Lay. Two original inventors pen and ink drawings, one signed Submarine Boat by J.L. Lay, January 1869 – Buffalo, NY on separate folio sheets. The larger of the two drawings, 39″ x 22″ shows a diagram type drawing that displays a side view of the cylindrical torpedo body with conical ends and shows an interior reel fro the guidance wire to attach to. A second view on the larger diagram type drawing shows a fore/aft view of the sections in the torpedo. A third portion of this diagram shows a more detailed look at how the guidance wire hooks into the ‘torpedo submarine’. The smaller of the two drawings, 19-1/2″ x 25, shows 3 different views of the carbonic acid propulsion system and is located within the torpedo with a handwritten description: Carbonic Acid Gas Jet Propulsion as designed by J.L. Lay in October 1870. Self propelled torpedoes (or submarine torpedo boats {or just torpedo submarines} as they were sometimes called) were considered in the 1860’s and 1870’s to be the “Devil’s Device”, much as nuclear weapons are viewed in today’s society. Also included is a rare book Notes on Movable Torpedoes by Lt. Comdr. R.B. Bradford, U.S.N., 1882, 172 pages, published by the U.S. Torpedo Station, Newport, RI. 3) Fish Torpedo drawing/painting on cotton: dimensions are 3″ x 16″. 1880 description: this extremely interesting drawing of a torpedo is done on very fine gauge cotton fabric. The cotton’s surface is glazed to prepare it for the ink and paint used to render the image. Paint colors used include yellows, grays, black, blue, green, brown and red. The glaze, paints and inks are all water sensitive. The torpedo is shown in 2 longitudinal cross-sections as well as the forward and aft transverse cross-section of one area. The number “79” is stenciled in black paint at the top center of the drawing above the image. The condition: the cotton drawing is rolled around an acid free roller. The drawing is inter-leafed with silicone coated Mylar to prevent any sticking of the rolled drawing. This drawing was conserved by the Textile Conservation Workshop, Inc., South Salem, NY. All conservation documents are included. 4)One-Half Full Size Blueprint of the Hall TorpedoThe Hall Torpedo was undergoing trials at the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI during the year 1888. Torpedo length, 12″ x 14-1/2″. Accompanied by a 8″ x 10″ engraving of John L. Lay with facsimile signature. Copyright 1875 by Virtue and Yornston. A 3 page biography of Colonel John L. Lay, with summary of “Submarine Warfare – Torpedoes (circa 1875). Discusses “The Lay System of Movable Torpedoes”. 5) Submarine Torpedo Boat Very early blueprint measuring 17″ x 28″ designed by John Holland, including Holland’s blueprinted signature. The blueprint has 2 views of the “Holland #4″ including the 28′ x 12” Dynamite Gun which Holland installed in the submarine. The submarine was also known as “The Zalinski Boat”. Capt. Zalinski paid for much of the construction of this submarine designed by John P. Holland. Years later when Holland Submarine Torpedo Boat #6 was purchased by the U S Navy and thusly became the USS Holland, a Zalinski pneumatic dynamite gun was part of the Hollands’ armament. 6) & 7) 2 large, illustrated drawings of “Devil Fish Torpedoes” by Dr. James Henry McLean. 2 drawings measure 24″ x 15″ and 17″ x 13″. Pen, ink and color on silk paper with scale of 1/2″ to a foot on larger drawings and 1/4″ to a foot on smaller drawing. Dr. James Henry McLean was an inventor and patentee who published portions of these original drawings and a very rare book, which accompanies these. McLean’s ideas did seem to take heed as compressed air motors on torpedoes were utilized soon after. The detailed architectural drawings dating 1869-1870 give a wonderful insight into the early evolution and appearance of these “devils devices” which by WWI would be feared world wide. Accompanying this archive is an incredible research library of rare books, original manuscripts and documents not already described above. 1) 1814 Sag Harbor Letter – Torpedo and British Attack: A historically important letter from Ebenezer Sage (NY Congressman) to Dr. William Crawford in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (PA Congressman): Among other things, Sage’s letter details the exploits of a Joshua Penny and the Torpedo Boat. ‘On the night of July 26, 1813, Penny led the boats, which were under the command of a Lieutenant Gallagher, back across the Sound. They took on 9 British boats that were lying in Gardiners Bay, and later made prisoners of an entire British crew, 7 men and 2 officers. “They fired on us for about half an hour, and threw shot in all directions about us while we were rowing in our whaleboats. Their last 18 pound shot struck about 6 feet from the boat’s stern and threw water all over us, when Lieutenant ordered us to ‘avast oars’ and give the British three cheers for that shot”…After his release from British prison, one more chance to do mischief against the British presented itself to Penny. “I had not been long at home before I was invited to engage in another torpedo enterprise”, he wrote, (submarine torpedo boat). “But failed in consequence of bad weather and I removed my family as advised to Sag Harbor.”…You will recall a Joshua Penny who was last summer taken from his bed near there by a crew off a British barge, carried on board, put in irons and upon allowance of bread and water conveyed to Halifax…his crime was being employed as a pilot to a torpedo boat…I observed the 2 frigates (which lay before this harbor) make sail and steer for the place where the torpedo was…The Captain of the torpedo, after re-mooring the apparatus, put a barrel of powder into the boat and some straw and set fire to it, but the straw being wet did not explode under half an hour. 2) Pay order for David Bushnell, April 8, 1785, inventor of the world’s first submarine ever used in combat. The “Turtle” was used 3 times during the course of the American Revolution. Bushnell is also noted for inventing the first time bomb and gunpowder that exploded under water. 3) Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare by C. Sleeman, 1889. 350 pages, illustrated with fold-out plates. 4) National Intelligencer, July 15, 1813: A gentleman from Norwich has invented a diving boat, which by means of paddles he can propel underwater at the rate of 3 miles an hour, and ascend and descend at pleasure. He has made a number of experiments and has been 3 times under the bottom of the Ramiles, off New London. 5) Columbian Centinel, June 30, 1812: “Floating Torpedo” another interesting article. The Columbian, New York City, Monday, July 9, 1814. Another article talking about torpedo and a boat called “The Turtle”. 6) General Advertiser, Philadelphia, July 20, 1807. Early mention of Robert Fulton offering to make a practice torpedo run with his “diving boat” near Ellis Island. He requests presence of Governor and Mayor of New York. He will show how to blow up a brig of 200 tons. 7) The Weekly Register, Baltimore, July 24, 1813 (16 pages, lots of war coverage). On the last page is an article, “THE TORPEDO”…Tells of the blowing up of a British ship by the Yanks, using a bomb or mine which is being called a ‘Torpedo’. Claims the lives of 100 to 120 Brits. 8) National Aegis, Worcester, Mass, November 10, 1813. This paper describes an account of one of Robert Fulton’s diving boats. 9) The Columbian – Monday, July 9, 1814. “An explosion heard at the mouth of Long Island Sound, opposite the British vessels, on Monday afternoon last. it was heard in Lyme, New London, Groton and 10 miles inland”. Talks about a torpedo. 10) American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive of the Congress of the United States: From the First Session of the First to the Second Session of the Eighteen Congress, Inclusive: Commencing March 3, 1779 and ending March 5, 1825. Pages 211 thru 225 …USE OF THE TORPEDO IN THE DEFENSE OF PORTS AND HARBORS. Description, numerous illustrations, estimated cost, etc. Pages 234 thru 224…EXPERIMENTS OF THE PRACTICAL USE OF THE TORPEDO (communicated to the House of Representatives, February 14, 1811). Numerous illustrations. This book is the first U.S. Government printing of the “Robert Fulton Torpedo Experiments”, and is extremely informative. The subjects covered are…a) Report of a committee recommending an appropriation for the purpose of ascertaining the practicability of the use of the torpedo. b) Treatise of Robert Fulton, the inventor of the torpedo on that subject. c) Description of an anchored torpedo, so arranged as to blow up a vessel which should run against it. d) Description of a clockwork torpedo and harpoon gun, and the manner of using it. e) Estimates of the cost of a torpedo establishment. f) Probable effect of the torpedo system. g) Political economy of the system. h) The imaginary inhumanity of the torpedo. i) Report of the Secretary of the Navy of the result of the experiments made on the practical use of the torpedo and the amount expended in the same. 11) The Life of Robert Fulton, Copies of Mr. Fulton’s Original Drawings and Numerous Plates by Franklin Reigart, Philadelphia, C. G. Henderson & Co., 1856. Includes Mr. Fulton’s drawings in color and numerous plates. 12) Robert Fulton and the Submarine by Barclay Parsons, New York, Columbia University Press 1922. 20 illustrations. This is extremely good coverage of Robert Fulton and his submarine efforts both here in the U S and in both France and England. 13) The Life of Robert Fulton and a History of Steam Navigation by Thomas W. Knox. Copyright 1886, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York and London 1896. 86 illustrations, including a) Fulton’s Submarine Boats, the Nautilus and Mute. b) Fulton blowing up the Dorothea. c) Modern war steamer attacked by a torpedo-boat. d) Fulton’s Torpedo System. 14) American Review and Literary Journal for the Year 1802 New York, 1802. Printed at T & J Swords and sold at their book store, number 160 Pearl Street. 1802. 500 pages plus index. Pages 112 & 113 include a report on “Fulton’s New Diving Boat”. This is among the first printings mentioning Fulton’s “Nautilus” and experiments going on in France, January 1802. 15) Turtle, David Bushnell’s Revolutionary Vessel by Roy R. Manstan and Frederick J. Frese. Westholme Publishing, LLC, Yardley, PA. 1st printing 2010. 372 pages includes David Bushnell’s original letter to Thomas Jefferson, explaining the submarine, it’s working and the goals in using it. 16) Beginning of Modern Submarine Warfare, Under Captain Lieutenant David Bushnell by Henry L. Abbott. A facsimile reproduction pamphlet with biographical appendices and bibliography by Frank Anderson. Hamden, CT, 1966. 17) The Salem Gazette Friday morning, September 20, 1820. “Bushnell’s Machine” Two coloum article on David Bushnell’s invention, the historic submarine “Turtle”. The “Turtle was piloted by Army Non-com Ezra Lee. Talks of the attack, Busnell’s life, etc. 18) Poulson’s American Daily Advertisor, Saturday morning, November 17, 1821. 19) National Intelligencer, Washington: Tuesday, August 30, 1859, “A Submarine Vessel”. The description of this submarine is, in some respects, similar to many of the basic concepts put into manufacture of the H.L. Hunley, a couple of years later. 20) Harper’s Weekly, November 2, 1861, “A Rebel Infernal Machine”. Great illustrations and description of the Yankee’s concept of what a Rebel submarine looks like and how it worked in a supposed attack on the USS Minnesota. 21) Frank Leslie’s Illustrated, New York, August 20, 1881, “A Mysterious Torpedo-Ram”. Built under strict security and silence, by John P. Holland at the Delamater Iron Works in New York. Thought to have been constructed for the Irish Fenian’s, for future use in attacks against British shipping. This early submarine of John Holland’s became known as “The Fenian Ram”. 22) Submarine Boats, Mines and Torpedoes from the 16th Century to Present Time by Commander Murray Sueter. 384 pages, over 100 illustrations. 23) Two full handwritten pages dated April 4th, 1886 (Edmund Zalinski). This ALS was written on board a Pullman Palace Car Company coach enroute from Cape Charles to New York City. In 1884, John Holland began working for U.S. Army Lieutenant Edmund Zalinski’s Pneumatic Gun Company, which financed HOLLAND IV, also known as the Zalinski boat, in 1885. “I have read and reread your pamphlet on Torpedoes with great interest”. Goes on to talk of the Sims Torpedo, the Whitehead Torpedo and others. Submarine inventor John Phillip Holland, included a “Zalinski Dynamite Gun” as one of the two major offensive weapons in the U.S. Navy’s first submarine, USS HOLLAND. 24) The Obry Device for Torpedoes. A 7-page report taken from unknown source book, “Notes on the Obry Device for Torpedoes”, by J.H. Sypher. Published by the U.S. Naval Institute, Annalpolis, MD. The Obry device for steering torpedoes is an application of the principle of the gyroscope to the Whitehead torpedo. 25) Modern Aggressive Torpedoes, (Article 1887) by Lieutenant W.S. Hughes, U.S. Navy. A 12-page report on the importance of the modern torpedoes. Speaks of the “Controllable Auto-Mobile Torpedo”, the “Sims-Edison Torpedo”, the “Whitehead Torpedo”, the “Hall Torpedo”, the “Howell Torpedo” and Torpedo Boats. Also reports on and shows an illustration of “Lieutenant Zalinski’s 8″ Pheumatic Torpedo Gun”. 26) Lecture, Whitehead Torpedo, 1875, by Lieutenant F.M. Barber, U.S. Navy, November 20, 1874. 39 pages plus illustrations. An extremely rare report. 27) Movable Torpedoes, 1873″, (reprint 1966). 33 pages, illustrated. 28) Notes on Movable Torpedoes by Lieutenant Commander R.B. Bradford, U.S.N. 1882. 178 pages. U.S Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island, 1882. a) Movable or Fish Torpedoes. b) The Howell Torpedo. c) The Rendell Torpedo. d) Station FISH Torpedo. e) The Whitehead Torpedo. f) Air Compressor Pumps. g) Movable Torpedoes Under Control – The Ericsson Torpedo. h) The Foster Electrical Torpedo. i) The Sims Electrical Fish Torpedo. j) The Von Scheliha Torpedo. k) The Smith Torpedo. l) The Lay Torpedo (versions #1 through #29). m) The U.S. Torpedo Company. n) The Lay-Haight Torpedo. o) Relay’s for Controlling Movable Torpedoes. 29) “Torpedoes”: An August 10, 1868 manuscript report by U.S. Navy Commander, Ralph Chandler, while he was on Ordnance Duty in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1868. Commander Chandler was promoted to Captain in 1874 and subsequently to Rear Admiral. This report defines and explains some of the various types of “Torpedoes” used during the Rebellion (Civil War). The report is handwritten by Commander Chandler and includes five pen and ink drawings (done by him) corresponding with the paragraphs within the report. This is a rare handwritten history of Torpedoes as used in the Civil War and as drawn out and explained by a senior U.S. Naval officer who had first hand experience with them. 30) Notes on Towing Torpedoes, by Lieutenant Commander R.B. Bradford, U.S.N. 1882. Includes information on U.S. Towing Torpedoes and foreign Towing Torpedoes. 43 pages. Ex-Libris Memorial Library, Franklin Institute, 1884 Electrical Exhibition stamp on cover page. 31) Ordnance Office, War Department, Washington, March 29, 1889. “Ordnance Orders No. 14”. Many ordnance items listed, including Pneumatic Dynamite Guns. Zalinski’s Dynamite Gun was promoted to John Holland who was totally interested in it. The Holland submarine (Holland #4) called ‘The Zalinski Boat’ was built around one of the Dynamite Guns and had been heavily funded by Capt. Zalinski. 32) ALS 2-page Robert Whitehead, December 31, 1883. Inventory of “Whitehead” Torpedo. 33) 5-1/2″ x 7″ original circa 1898 photo of the Submarine Torpedo Boat Plunger, tied up alongside a pier. Personnel are on the after deck. John Holland designed PLUNGER which was constructed at Baltimore, MD. The Navy insisted on Steam Power, against John Holland’s recommendations and the steam power arrangement proved to be unworkable. John Holland abandoned construction of PLUNGER in favor of the construction of another submarine, which ultimately became, USS HOLLAND. The Plunger could not be accepted by the U.S. Navy for service. This photo shows the towering stack for steam discharge, sticking straight up from the conning tower. 34) 8″ x 10″ photo of the Submarine Torpedo Boat Plunger, showing is up on the skids located in Richmond, Virginia. After the Navy cancelled the construction contract, they had the Plunger towed to Richmond for temporary storage while a decision was made as what to do with the unfinished hull. A good view of the three screws which had been installed into Plunger, can be seen here. This photo has an Electric Boat Neg. No. 5963 backstamp on it and written in cursive is “USS Plunger, built 1896”. 35-41) Seven issues of Scientific America from August 7, 1886 through January 8, 1898 concerning torpedo technology of that era with illustrations. 42-46) Five Civil War Confederate newspapers: The Charleston Mercury from November 9, 1863 through February 29, 1864, all with articles concerning torpedo and torpedo attacks off Charleston. 47) Los Angeles Express, January 23, 1897. Illustrated cover of the American Landing Force including illustration of the submarine though America didn’t even have one yet. 48) New York Tribune, illustrated supplement, April 22, 1900. Full page illustrated article on the “Holland Submarine Torpedo Boat”. This was a first commission U.S. submarine. 49) Father of the Submarine, The Life of the Reverend George Garrett Pasha by William Scanlan Murphy. London, 1987. 50) Infernal Machines, The Story of Confederate Submarine and Mine Warfare by Milton F. Perry; Louisiana State University Press, 1965. 51) Danger Beneath the Waves: A History of the Confederate Submarine, H.L. Hunley by James E. Kloeppel. 52) Submarine Warfare in the Civil War, by Mark K. Raan. 53) The Hunley, Submarines, Sacrifice & Success in the Civil War, by Mark K. Ragan. Narwhal Press, Miami & Charleston, 1995. 54) W.T. Glassell and the Little Torpedo Boat “David”. Privately printed, Los Angeles, 1887. The story of Lieutenant W.T. Glassell, of the Confederate States Navy, and the torpedo boat David. Updated with 1935 added information and has been printed by Bruce McCallister at Adcraft Press. 55) Weapons of War, As Improved by Recent American Inventors, by Wallace A. Bartlett, Principal Examiner U.S. Patent Office. Washington 1883. 56) Torpedoes and Torpedo Welfare. Containing a complete account of the Progress of Submarine Warfare by C. Sleeman. Much on the Lay Torpedo, the Hall Torpedo and a chapter on the Submarine Torpedo Boat. 1889. There are 83 full page illustrations, diagrams, etc. 57) Torpedoes and Torpedo Vessels, by Lieutenant G.E. Armstrong, London, 1896. In-depth coverage of all the torpedoes and torpedo vessels of the day. A chapter on submarine torpedo boats in included. 58) Robert Fulton, Pioneer of Undersea Warfare, by Wallace S. Hutcheson, Jr. 59) “Submarine Warfare, Offensive and Defensive”, including a “Discussion of the Offensive Torpedo System, it’s Effects Upon Iron-Clad Ship Systems, and Influence Upon Future Naval Wars”, by Lieutenant Commander J.S. Barnes, U.S.N. with illustrations. New York. 60) The Story of the Submarine, by Colonel C. Field. This book came out of Simon Lake’s personal library and is signed on the inside front cover, “Simon Lake”. 304 pages. Simon Lake (1866-1945), Quaker American Engineer & Naval Architect who obtained over 200 patents in Naval design and competed with John P. Holland to build the first U.S. Naval submarine. This archive contains other unlisted books, pamphlets and papers. Serious institutions and collectors should view this massive archive in person. CONDITION: Models are both very good as described. Wood model has hand worn patina, minor blemishes & reductions. Masts are each broken but could be repaired and are as found. Painted “David” model is very good as can be seen in photos, with heavy black paint, as described. The engineering and architectural drawings are fine overall with the largest being conserved and back with conservation report. All present beautifully as can be seen in photos. Manuscripts are good to very good overall with some soiling and minor blemishes that do not affect the aesthetics or historic value. Newspapers and pamphlets overall are very good with some cracking at folds, foxing and staining. Books are very good overall, though several are rebound as noted. Books were not collated for completeness but most appear complete, including illustrations and fold-out plates. Many of these books we can find no comparables. Model #1 is stored in a wooden case taken off a German Submarine U-234 which surrendered in 1946 off the coast of the U.S. Again, interested collectors or museums should view this collection. 49164-1 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2196

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2197

SILK CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL US NATIONAL FLAG, POSSIBLY 13TH WISCONSIN INF.

This is a most interesting flag that only remnants remain as seen in photographs. It is quite possibly 13th Wisconsin but not definitive, it is however little doubt a Civil War Regimental color. Canton is two layer with double appliqué bullion and sequin stars and the number “13” as a central device. The numbers measure 6 ½ inches and stars measure 2 ¾” and circle. The canton measures about 30 inches in height and 39 inches in length. Flag originally measured about 60 inches on hoist and unknown length on fly. Remnants measure about 80 inches in length total now. Accompanying this flag is some history of Cpl. Charles W Bailey who served in a couple Wisconsin regiments but not the 13th. A little more research may ascertain the identity of this flag. PROVENANCE: Family descent of Corporal Charles W. Bailey, Alexander Auctions lot 785, Sept. 11, 2013. From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger, JR. CONDITION: only 40 or 50% of silk remains as can be seen in photographs, bullion stars and “13” are sound and complete however. Remaining silk in stripes is quite fragile and brittle. Remaining silk in canton is more supple but still fragile with numerous tears and reductions. 49055-223 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2197

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2198

VERY RARE UNIQUE AND PRISTINE PARADE FLAG FOR HORATIO SEYMOUR & FRANCIS BLAIR, PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1868 ALONG WITH COLORFUL 1876 CAMPAIGN FLAG OF RUTHERFORD B HAYES.

1) This is the only known example of this particular parade flag of the 1868 presidential election advertising the campaign of Horatio Seymour & Francis Blair as Democratic candidates. Stars in canton are arranged in double wreath configuration with additional stars in quadrants and a central star. There should be 37 stars in 1868, but only 34 appear which is typical of campaign flags of this era. Flag is roll printed on polished coarse cotton. 2) 25″ x 16″ variant pennant with this exact pattern not pictured in Collins for the centennial election of Civil War General Rutherford B Hayes. This is a nice example of a very colorful flag with red border with stars on its original stick. Archivally framed. SIZE: 1) 16” x 11”, archivally mounted in 19” x 24” inch frame. 2) 25″ x 16″, Overall 33″ x 23″. PROVENANCE: From the private estate collection of John W Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Very fine as described. 2) Very good to fine with good colors, soiling, some minor reductions at edge where attached to stick. 49055-10 (6,500-7,500) – Lot 2198

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2199

GARFIELD AND ARTHUR 1880 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FLAG.

This colorful orange striped flag measures 30-1/2″ x 17-3/4″ (in frame) with bright colors. This is an unusual example of a more commonly seen 12″ parade flag noted in Threads of History. Garfield campaign flags are rare in any configuration and this is a beautiful example that is archivally framed and well presented with printed history attached to verso. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good to fine as conserved with staining and minor reductions. 49055-34 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2199

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2200

GRAPHIC AMERICAN CENTENNIAL FLAG.

This unusual pattern exhibits 13 stars above and below “1776 – CENTENNIAL – 1876″. This screened flag contains good color and presents very well at 19″ x 13″, framed 19″ x 25”. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. Collection of Brent Burg, Heritage Auction House Lot 38337, December 12, 2012. CONDITION: Good to very good overall with fraying at edges, rust stains from nails or tacks where one time attached. Red has faded to an attractive pink/orange. 49055-27 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2200

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2201

FINE GROUP OF 5 SMALL 19th CENTURY PARADE FLAGS.

This grouping of flags framed in four frames displays some of the finest examples of Civil War through Centennial era, screened and printed examples measuring from 2″ x 3″ to 9-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. The four smaller flags retain their original sticks. The rarest example is a 7-star on glazed cotton, possibly commemorating the seven seceding states which included in order of secession, S. Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. Three other examples are 13-star flags. And the last is a fringed silk 38-star flag commemorating the State of Colorado in 1876. The 38-star flag is in the Great Star configuration with four larger stars in each quadrant. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Four flags retaining original sticks are very good to fine, as archivally framed. Silk 38-star flag is good to very good showing vertical tears and separations in field, otherwise intact with good color, though blue canton has faded to sky blue. Three of the frames have additional historic information and provenance printed on verso. 49055-215 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2201

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2202

FINE AMERICAN CENTENNIAL FLAG AND UNIQUE GUTTA-PERCHA PIN.

1) Cotton patriotic banner measures 30-1/2″ x 17-1/2″ with Liberty Bell surrounded by various flags surmounted by an American eagle and patriotic mottoes; red stars and blue border with white stars “IT PROCLAIMED LIBERTY IN 1776, LET IT PROCLAIM PEACE AND UNITY IN 1876”. This rare multi-colored banner is not pictured in Collins “Threads of History”. 2) Unique 2-1/4″ oval raised relief two-part gutta-percha pin with patriotic Phoenix-like eagle with motto “OUR REPUBLIC – 100 YEARS OLD”. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Very good overall with holes in right edge where nailed to pole, soiling and staining. 2) Very good overall. Catch to pin is broken. 49055-26 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2202

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2203

LARGE 1776-1876 CENTENNIAL FLAG.

Classic Centennial flag with stars making up the dates of the Centennial measures about 45″ x 29″ (58″ x 42″ framed). This flag has seen some use; wear and tears especially at corners and bottom stripe where conserved in frame. Regardless, flag displays beautifully and this pattern rarely comes up for sale. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Colors still strong, though some light fading, especially the red. White is discolored to a beige, staining, soiling and many repaired holes. 49055-28 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2203

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2204

GROUP OF 12 AMERICAN FLAGS & RELATED ITEMS.

Grouping consists of 9 parade flags varying in size from 7″ x 4″ to 40″ x 27″, 8 with original sticks. Included in this group of 45, 46, and 48 star varieties is a scarce 44-star printed example, a hand-made knitted example and a pennant with great seal are found in frame. Also included is a Thomas Dewey campaign pennant (identical specimen as seen in Threads of History item #1267, Smithsonian collection) with elephant head finial, a 52″ x 32″ 46-star example and a partial panel of uncut 42-star printed flags, 2 complete examples measure 16-1/2″ x 12″. Lastly, there is a 12″ x 18″ “Patented Nov. 6, 1917” 3 blue-star service flag PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Embroidered and great seal pennant are in frame, not examined out of frame. 49055-204 (400-600) – Lot 2204

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2205

GROUP OF PURPORTED WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON & ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN BANNERS.

1) From the 1840 “Log Cabin” & “Hard Cider” campaign attached to old 22″ carved sticks with flattened ends. Pennants made from Osnaburg-type cotton, each measuring about 9″ x 14″ reading “NORTH, BEND, FARMER.” and the other “OLD, VIRGINIA, NEVER, TIRE.” William Henry Harrison was the North Bend farmer and his running mate, John Tyler, was from Virginia. 2) Abraham Lincoln campaign banner measuring 4″ x 22″, made from a cotton blend fabric with machine sewn edges and right edge has fimbration stenciled star & stripe decorations. 3) The banner which is fairly identical to an institutionalized copy in the collection of Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and measures about 17″ x 14″. The banner is supposed to commemorate the Republican gubernatorial win in 1863 when John Brough received congratulatory telegram from Lincoln “Glory to God in the Highest. Ohio has saved the Union”. 4) Red and white cotton campaign is stenciled “A. LINCOLN PRES. / 1860″ in a red & white 2-panel machine sewn banner measuring 32″ x 17-1/2″. SIZE: Frame sizes are: 1) 38″ X 26″. 2) Frames: 33″ x 14-1/2″. 3) Frame: 24-1/2″ X 21-1/2″. 4) Frame: 42-1/2″ X 26-1/2”. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. 1) Heritage Auction Galleries, Lot 38033, June 23, 2013. 2) Heritage Auction Galleries, Lot 47047, November 17, 2010. 3) Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctions, Lot 740, Sale #82, November 14, 2014. CONDITION: Very good overall. this grouping has decorative appeal, but this cataloger cannot authenticate or warranty. Reductions, stains as can be seen in photographs. Not examined out of frames. 49055-14, 49055-31, 49055-11 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2205

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2206

GROUPING OF PATRIOTIC STARS AND STRIPES CLOTHING AND REGALIA.

1) Fine dress finely framed made from components in style of American flag. 2) Child’s Uncle Sam suit with striped pants and blue jacket with white stars, polished cotton. 3) Silk “Liberty Cap” with makers label “LOUIS E. STILZ, PHILADELPHIA, PA”. 4) Cotton umbrella with partial cantons with stars and remainder of body red and white stripes. 5) 4 total patriotic sashes, 1 framed. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Overall very good to fine with exception of umbrella which is soiled. Blue has faded to dark purple/grey, with tearing at points of attachment. Scattered small holes and old repairs 49055-103 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2206

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2207

TWO GRAPHIC AND COLORFUL POLITICAL POSTERS FOR THE 1900 CAMPAIGN OF WILLIAM MCKINLEY AND TEDDY ROOSEVELT.

1) Massive 40″ x 27″ colorful lithograph by W.J. Morgan & Co., Cleveland, OH. A huge jugate image of both candidates are found on either side of a fine American flag held by the “Goddess of Plenty”. 2) 21″ x 16″ color lithograph by Allied Printing, Chicago. Also imprinted “Trades Council, Union Label, 142”. In this poster, McKinley is promoting his past four years “THE ADMINISTRATION’S PROMISES HAVE BEEN KEPT”. Jugate portraits are surrounded by vignettes representing highlights of the past administration and a large American flag banner surmounts the poster. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Very good to fine as conserved. Conservation frame measures approx 51″ x 39″. Excellent colors. Repaired tears and inpainting to several cracks & tears, especially on the Roosevelt portrait. 2) Good to very good. Excellent colors. Cracked at vertical and horizontal central folds. Small 1/2″ reductions at top and bottom of vertical fold unaffecting text. Central 1/4″ reduction at intersection of two folds. Conservation frame measures 31-1/2″ x 26-1/2″. Additional history and provenance and archival treatments are printed on back of each frame and are pictured in internet catalog. 49055-30 (5,000-6,000) – Lot 2207

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2208

THREE ULLYSES S GRANT POLITICAL ITEMS.

1) Framed 9″ x 6″ silk embroidered 1876 Centennial patriotic Stevensograph signed “To My Friend Thomas Clark U S Grant” . 2) A fine Grant and Colfax 1868 jugate campaign pin with eagle suspension. 3) Campaign button with portrait of U S Grant. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Stevensograph not examined out of frame. Good signature panel. Frayed and torn at bottom. Scattered staining and foxing. 2) 7/8″ disc mounted on 1-1/2″ star. Very good overall with metal riband support reads “FOR PRESIDENT”. Eagle support retains pin. 3) Grant portrait pin good overall, missing pin. 49055-222 (800-1,200) – Lot 2208

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2209

LARGE GROUP OF POLITICAL PINS AND MEMORABILIA.

1) Grover Cleveland “ROOSTER CANE” 35″ overall. Rooster is silvered pewter. 2) framed 15-1/2″ x 3″ embroidered felt pennant “REPEAL & ROOSEVELT”. 3) 2 small frames of 9 political pins depicting Teddy Roosevelt, McKinley and Taft. 4) an additional stickpin celluloid of Teddy Roosevelt and a rare 1-1/4″ celluloid jugate of 1904 Democratic Presidential candidate of Alton Parker and his running mate Davis who are lost to history by losing to incumbent and popular Teddy Roosevelt. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Overall good to very good. 49055-22 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2209

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2210

VERY RARE PAIR OF ULYSSES S GRANT PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FLAGS.

1) “GRANT & COLFAX”. This very fine 1868 presidential campaign flag measures 7-3/4″ x 5″ on its original stick in 15″ x 18″ frame. 2) Rare and possibly unique 1872 presidential campaign flag for “GRANT & WILSON” measuring 7″ x 5″ on original 10″ stick in 12-1/2″ x 15″ frame, Collins in Threads of History shows no 1872 Grant campaign flags as Grant was just an afterthought as a possible candidate after his scandal ridden administration. PROVENANCE: 2) Heritage Auctions Lot 48049, August 5, 2008. From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Fine overall as framed with light soiling, good colors. 2) Good overall with soiling, several small tears and minor reductions. 49055-6 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2210

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2211

GROUPING OF 3 1888 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ITEMS OF BENJAMIN HARRISON AND LEVI MORTON.

Grouping contains 2 fine printed bandanas; one with large American eagle protecting its nest and another fine jugate with motto “PROTECT HOME INDUSTRY”. Both bandanas are in excellent condition and measure about 2′ square. Also included, is a unique balance of 2 ceramic figures of Harrison and Morton bundled like babes in American flags. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Bandanas both very good overall with light soiling and staining. Both framed with frames measuring 27″ x 25″ and 29″ x 29″. 49055-20 (1,500-1,800) – Lot 2211

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2212

OUTSTANDING CARVED WOOD ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT WITH IMAGES OF ROOSEVELT, LINCOLN AND WASHINGTON.

The piece probably intended as a back splash for a cased piece of furniture, presently mounted with hanging hooks. The backboard having three rondelles of a bust relief carving of Roosevelt flanked by flags over facing rondelles of Washington and Lincoln, separated by a shield. The backboard flanked by carved columns holding two small shelves and the top crest holding one also. SIZE: 38″ h x 32″ w. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good. 49055-48 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2212

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2213

TWO PARADE LANTERNS, A FUNERAL “SLOW” SIGN AND A PAPER LANTERN.

1) 15″ h x 11″ w shield shaped hand held torch with cutout “Fidelity” having mica backing. 2) 15″ h parade torch on stand which has been electrified and made up of a clear glass globe marked “A & W Mfg Co. Chicago”. 3) 51″ floor sign in the shape of a silver & black ribbon “Funeral Slow”. The back signed “The Hite Funeral Insignia/Howard M Hite Knox IND”. 4) 20″ h paper lantern by Sprague & French, Norwalk, Ohio. CONDITION: 1) Some bends, otherwise very good. 2) Good. 3) Very good. 4) With some repairs, as found. 49055-146 (800-1,200) – Lot 2213

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2214

TWO ENVELOPES ADDRESSED BY GEORGE A. CUSTER TO HIS BROTHER COLONEL TOM CUSTER.

The return address on both is the Hotel Brunswick, New York. Both with “Col Tom Custer/Fort Lincoln/Dakota as the recipient, written in General Custer’s distinctive hand. A two time recipient of the Medal of Honor, Tom died along with the General at the Battle of Little Big Horn. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1165, May 23, 2013. CONDITION: Both with the right end of the envelopes ripped off, and both are somewhat tattered and stained. 48441-8 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2214

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2215

FINE DOUBLE AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENT SIGNED G.A. CUSTER, BREVET MAJOR GENERAL USA, LT. COL. 7TH CAV, CAMP STURGIS, DAKOTA TERRITORY, APRIL 27, 1873 FROM DIRECT DESCENT OF LIBBIE CUSTER.

“Proceedings of a Board of Survey” convened at Camp Sturgis, D.T. by S.O. no 5, Hdqrs Det. 7th Cavalry dated April 19, 1873. On the interior of the page, Custer simply writes “Approved” and on the verso he has instructed to “Respectfully forward” the report. With additional “endorsement” by the assistant adjutant general, by command of Brigadier Gen. Alfred H. Terry, commander of the Dakota Territory, explaining that the report is “Respectfully returned to Lieut. Colonel GA Custer commanding Battalion 7th Cavalry Ft. Sully, D.T. with the information that in accordance with instructions from these headquarters…proceedings of Boards of Survey are required to be forwarded …in triplicate”. The AAG’s rather harsh comments – he underlined the bolded portion in red – are clearly intended to remind Custer of his place in the chain of command. At the close of the Civil War, Custer’s brevet rank of major general revered to his regular rank of captain in the United States Army. He was subsequently promoted to lieutenant colonel, but no longer had the right to refer to his brevet, which may have rankled Brigadier General Terry, whose regular rank would have been below Custer’s claimed brevet (or temporary) rank. It may have further annoyed Terry that Custer’s promotion to lieutenant colonel was widely considered a political reward for his support of President Andrew Johnson. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1082, August 22, 2012. CONDITION: File holes at top of page, soiling and light dampstaining, edge and fold wear including a few nicks at fold edges, overall very good. 48441-7 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2215

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2216

VERY RARE CDV GEORGE A CUSTER AS A CAPTAIN IN 1862.

This very rare carte de visite is thought to be taken by William H. Bowlsby in Monroe, MI in early 1863. Mark Katz in his text Custer in Photographs shows the same image being published for the first time. Another image with slightly different pose is listed in Katz as “K11″ owned by the Monroe Country Historical Society. SIZE: 2-3/8″ x 4”. CONDITION: Good contrast to image, trimmed on right side, pinholes at top and bottom unaffecting image with scattered staining and foxing. Pencil inscription on verso possibly signed by Custer family member as can be seen in photos. 48441-10 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2216

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2217

RARE GROUP OF FIVE CUSTER FAMILY AUTOGRAPHED LETTERS INCLUDING BROTHERS GEORGE, TOM AND NEVIN ALL WITH FINE CONTENT.

Letters from George Custer’s brothers Tom and Nevin are very rare. Also included are letters of sisters Margaret and Anne Custer. 1) George A. Custer: fine content A.L.S. “G. A. Custer US Army” with initialed postscript, 2pp. 4to., “Ft Lincoln Dakota (Territory)”, Feb. 27, 1875, to powerful New York Sen. Roscoe Conkling, entirely on the subject of securing a promotion for one of his officers, A. E. Smith, who would be killed while commanding Co. E at Little Big Horn. Custer writes, in part: “…I would be glad if you would present the claims of Lieut. Smith, as set forth in accompanying documents, to the appointing powers, and use your well known influence to secure for him the appointments of Captain…Lt. Smith is a constituent of yours, having entered the volunteers service from Utica…Since the war he has served with marked credit and ability in the regular army, most of the time under my command. You will see from Genl. Terry’s endorsement that Lt. Smith’s service during the rebellion was in the highest degree commendable. His character for integrity, morality and for all that would fit him, to discharge the duties of the position for which he has been recommended is not inferior to that of any other officer of my acquaintance…”. 2) Thomas Custer: Tom was the only Civil War soldier to twice be awarded the Medal of Honor and by war’s end was serving on his brother’s staff. At the end of the war, Custer joined his brother George in the 7th Cavalry and ultimately fought at Little Big Horn, where Capt. Thomas Custer commanded Co. C and was likely one of the very last men of the command to meet his end at the hands of the Indian defenders. Outstanding and very rare A.L.S. “Tom”, 1p 4to., Washington, Oct. 22, 1866 to his brother Gen. George Armstrong Custer in which Tom gleefully announces that an Army board had approved his joining his brother’s command of the 7th Cavalry at Ft Riley, Kansas, a move that ten years later would see the three Custer brothers killed at the Little Big Horn. In part: “…I was before the Board today and passed examination. I will leave tomorrow evening if possible. I expect to arrive at Ft Riley about two weeks from tomorrow…”. 3) Nevin Custer: A sickly child, Nevin never served in the military but instead remained in Monroe tending the family farm. He would be the last surviving male in his family. Rare A.L.S. “Nev”, 6pp. 8vo., Tontagang, Mar. 2, 1870 in pencil to his brother Gen. George A. Custer, then serving at Ft Leavenworth, Kansas. In part “…Tom told you about me selling my place. I get the first payment tomorrow…I have been looking for a letter from you for some time to see what you think is best for me to do…If I went to Kansas to come out and look or move right along, what town do you think you would buy near…plenty timber and most all bottom land…there is a great many talks of going to Kansas…I think I can raise about one thousand dollars to take with me…you spoke…about us dropping in on you without telling you about it. You need not be uneasy…you would not get me to do that with so many little ones. If them soldiers would catch us coming in the fort, we would be arrested and put under guard…”With holograph transmittable envelope (stamp removed). 4) Margaret Custer: “Maggie”, sister of Gen. George A. Custer and wife of First Lt. James A. Calhoun. After a two year courtship – carried on principally by correspondence – the pair married March 7, 1872. Calhoun would be killed four years later at the Little Big Horn. 5) Anne Custer: Sister of George A. Custer, wife of Capt. George Yates who was killed at the Little Big Horn. Pair of letters from each, 4pp. total, Monroe, MI, August 24-25, 1865 to their brother George, mostly relating news of family and friends, marriages, deaths, Maggie’s poor health, etc.”…I wish you would sell your horses…it costs a great deal to keep so many horses..” With holograph envelopes addressed to Custer in Houston. CONDITION: Overall letters are very good to fine as can be seen in photos. Typical folds and light soiling and staining as typical with 19th century paper. 48441-18 (12,000-15,000) – Lot 2217

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2218

MYSTERIOUS LOVE LETTER SIGNED “MACK X” WRITTEN TO GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER RECEIVED THE DAY AFTER HE STARTED HIS LITTLE BIG HORN CAMPAIGN.

3 pages, small 8vo, no place, (but sent via railroad post on the Pennsylvania RR New York to Washington route, and then on the Chicago and Grand Rapids RR), May 14, 1876. The writer frantically pens “Why don’t you write? Even if you were starting out on a march, I should think you might with a pencil send a mark even, to so true a friend as I am to you – You talked about postal cards – Even they would have been welcome. I am left in the dark with regard to your movements. All I hear is what I see in the papers – little enough for a hungry friend. Wherever you are send a letter to me directing it to me if you choose (It will be safest of course) right away – but write do, and wherever you are, may God have you in His holy keeping”. With orig envelope marked “Personal” directed to “Genl Geo A. Custer/Fort Lincoln/Dakota Territory”, with post marks of the aforementioned railroad post offices and stamped “MISSENT” by the Chicago & Grand Rapids, whose post mark gives the date of May 18. It was on May 17 that Custer and his men rode out from Fort Abraham Lincoln, making the five week march to the banks of the Little Big Horn River in Montana, where they would meet their bloody end. This letter would seem to give support to claims made by Custer’s fellow officers that he engaged in extramarital affairs. It is difficult to put any other construction on so ardent a plea for communication, and the suggestion that sending it directly to the writer would be safest, perhaps keeping it out of the hands of a jealous husband or disapproving parent! Custer would never live to read this letter, leaving us with the unpleasant certainty that it was subsequently opened and read by his famously devoted wife. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1090, August 22, 2012. CONDITION: Cracking starting at folds. Small holes at fold junctions in all pages, otherwise very good. 48441-14 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2218

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2219

GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER CIVIL WAR AUTOGRAPHED LETTER, DIRECT DESCENT OF LIBBIE CUSTER, SEPTEMBER 14, 1864.

1-page letter in pencil, octavo. Sandy Hook, MD, September 14, 1864. After rushing from Washington, where he had enjoyed a few brief days with his wife, Libbie, to join Gen. Philip Sheridan at Harpers Ferry, WV, he wires back to Mr. Stires at the Metropolitan Hotel asking him to “Call at the National and get an express package for me.” Sheridan had summoned his daring cavalry commander in haste after General Ulysses S Grant ordered Sheridan to get back to the business of neutralizing Confederate General Jubal Early, who had been making raids into West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, The armies soon clashed for a third time at Winchester, VA on September 19th. Sheridan and Custer were victorious in the battle, after which the Union would have the upper hand in the Shenandoah Valley, ultimately earasing the threat posed by Early’s forces. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1079, August 22, 2012. CONDITION: Marginal stains and foxing, irregular left edge. 48441-9 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2219

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2220

FINE ENGRAVING OF CUSTER AND 2 RAILROAD PASSES DIRECT FROM LIBBIE CUSTER DESCENT.

First pass from the War Department “Mrs. General Custer on the Government Steamer to Richmond”. Libbie was to join General Custer in the fallen Confederate capital at Civil War’s end. Second pass partially printed for General Custer and party of veterans from Cincinnati to Toledo in 1872. Engraving of Custer is from the last photographs taken in New York City just prior to Little Big Horn campaign. SIZE: 9-1/2″ x 6″ engraving. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1087 2 passes, August 22, 2012. Engraving May 23, 2013. CONDITION: Passes very good with minor soiling. Engraving which measures about 9-1/2″ x 6″ has several creases at edges, a tear at bottom, soiling and foxing and is light stained where once framed. 48441-15 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2220

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2221

COLLECTION OF CONFEDERATE STAMPS, COVERS AND LETTERS.

Collection housed in 1960 vintage album. Collection consists of 11 different loose Confederate varieties of stamps plus a 5 cent New Orleans provisional. There are seven Confederate covers postally used with Confederate stamps. There is a prisoner of war cover with US stamp with letter from Confederate officer at Camp Chase, OH to his family in Virginia. There is a full face Confederate patriotic cover of stars and bars “Succession Flag”. SIZE: Album: 11-1/2″ x 10″. CONDITION: Stamps and covers good to fine as mounted without adhesives in album. 49339-9 (800-1,200) – Lot 2221

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2222

LARGE ARCHIVE FROM BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN SURVIVOR WINFIELD SCOTT EDGERLY.

Winfield Scott Edgerly was a survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn serving as Lt. with Troop D under Reno’s command. He would later see action with the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Wounded Knee. He rose to the rank of Brigider General and retired just prior to WWI. This archive includes fine framed vellum commission signed by Pres. Chester Arthur in 1883 when Edgerly became Capt. in the 7th US Cavalry, fine framed 9″ x 11″ photograph, about 30 orig documents and letters including a fine 2-pg autographed letter written Jul. 1883, just prior to promotion to Captain, and a rare letter from Libby Custer to Edgerly’s wife written in Mar. 1877 which is quite sentimental concerning the memories of General Custer and his officers killed less than a year earlier at the Little Bighorn. Edgerly graduated from West Point in 1870 and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 7th US Calvary and stayed with that unit for most of his career. Among the albums of Edgerly family memorabilia include articles and newspaper clippings concerning Edgerly & Custer along with several photographs and letters from Edgerly, obituary, various special orders and receipts. Also included is a copy of Scalp Dance, The Edgerly Papers on the Battle of the Little Big Horn. by George Clark, 1985. The commission in this archive is pictured on rear end paper of this scarce book. This is a very interesting archive with much ephemera from one of the most important surviving officers in Reno’s Fight. CONDITION: Commission is very fine as framed with discernible signatures & text. Framed photograph is also very good as framed. Letters are overall very good. The Libby Custer letter is trimmed at top written on thin glassine paper with dark blue ink which is easily discerned. (It is interesting to note that Libby wrote her name as “Mrs. G.A. Custer” at top.) Interested parties should view this archive as the majority of pieces are very good to fine, however there are scattered areas of soiling, foxing & acid burn associated with such a large grouping of paper & ephemera. 48534-1 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2222

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2223

UNIQUE PHOTO OF ELIZABETH (LIBBIE) CUSTER AND MARGARET CUSTER CALHOUN FROM DESCENT FROM LIBBIE CUSTER.

Photograph, probably unique and previously unpublished, of Elizabeth (Libbie) Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer. 4″x6″. Mounted on a card. Seated at right, dressed in full length, black dress is Elizabeth Custer. Standing left, wearing a diagonally-striped dress is Custer’s sister Margaret Custer Calhoun. A piece of paper is pasted to the back of the card and it reads “427 West 11th St Kansas City Mo. Jan 1917. Madam, I am returning the picture that my daughter got in Lincoln, I found in my trunk that has been around the world and San Francisco, and then New York via the Suez Canal. I think maybe you would like to have it. Very Respectfully Thomas Ferrill. Additional notes of Jan 1917 and 7th Cav-1846 found in upper and lower right corners. In addition is an envelope with a note dated on Executive Mansion stationery addressed to Mrs. Gen Custer/41 East 10th St. thanking Mrs. Custer for a gift she gave to “Mr. Harrison.” Postmarked 3-22-89. SIZE: 4″ x 6″. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 316, May 23, 2013. CONDITION: The image is stained at right, otherwise clear and sharp. The back of the card has some stains and the corners are rounded. 48441-4 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2223

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2224

IMPORTANT AND HISTORICAL NOTE FROM GENERAL ALFRED TERRY TO GENERAL CUSTER FROM DIRECT DESCENT OF LIBBIE CUSTER.

George Custer mentions receiving a note to visit General Terry in his tent just prior to him deciding to lead the 7th Cavalry at the Little Big Horn campaign June 22, 1876. This note was kept by Libbie for an important reason. Was this the last summons to Custer to see Terry with his orders of that date, detailing how he wanted Custer to deploy at the Little Big Horn when Indian camp was found? We all know the results of his actions. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1137, May 23, 2013. CONDITION: 4″ x 6-1/2″ folded in quarters, right edge ragged. 48441-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2224

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2225

RARE AUTOGRAPHED LETTER OF LT. WILLIAM W. COOKE WRITTEN TO GENERAL CUSTER.

This letter with excellent personal content to Custer is in fine condition. In our March firearms auction, we sold William Cooke’s Remington revolver and farrier’s knife that were taken from his body and returned to family in Canada in 1877. William W. Cooke was an American military officer, first lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant of the 7th Cavalry who wrote the last message received from Custer which was a note to Benteen to bring the pack train up to him quickly. Killed on Last Stand Hill. Fine content and association A.L.S. 3pp, 8vo., Mount Pleasant, Jan. 27, 1870 to his commander Gen. George A. Custer at Ft Leavenworth. in part: “…I have not heard a word from either Tom (Custer) or yourself since you left Canada…I am terribly dull here…We can always make little Sarah blush by calling her Mrs. Custer No. 2…Tell Mrs. Custer that I am not such a “Flab” as she thinks I am…I suppose you are on duty with the G.C.M I hope you will make it lively with the worm(?)…I know no more about what is going on than if I was dead and buried…I am so dull that it will be a relief to be back once more…” with holograph enveloped addressed to Custer at Ft Leavenworth. CONDITION: Fine as can be seen in photos. 48441-16 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2225

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2226

ENVELOPE WRITTEN BY GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER WHICH CONTAINED THE LETTER ASKING PERMISSION OF JUDGE DANIEL BACON FOR LIBBIE’S HAND IN MARRIAGE.

From direct family descent are found two envelopes addressed to Judge Daniel Bacon along with a fine CDV of Judge Bacon taken in 1862 docketed in pencil (by Margaret Flood, Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), on the October 18th dated “Autie’s letter asking his permission to marry his daughter”. Second envelope is docketed “Letter thanking father for his consent…”. It is noted that Judge Bacon wanted better for Libbie than a soldier and it took lots of urging. These are the only personal effects of George & Libbie Custer’s concerning proposal to one of America’s most iconic couples. Libbie Custer, after George’s death at Little Big Horn, spent the rest of her life immortalizing her husband’s memory. Margaret Flood inherited after Libbie’s death, many of her personal items including letters and ephemora. Margaret Flood most assuredly assisted Margaurite Merington in her book published in 1950, The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth. The whereabouts of the original letters are unknown. SIZE: Varies. PROVENANCE: Libbie Custer, Margaret Flood – 1933, Spinks – August 24, 2012. CONDITION: Very good overall. CDV has clipped corners. 34998-84 (4,000-5,000) – Lot 2226

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Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: Image described by us as “Custer with Indian” may be Custer or maybe famous Western photographer, D.F. Barry. We are not certain.

NINE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM LIBBIE CUSTER INCLUDING UNIQUE, UNPUBLISHED VIEW OF CUSTER WITH INDIAN.

This grouping consists of three 20th century copies of photographs circa 1874 and 6 photographs including inscribed image from Custer historian Earl A. Brininstool showing 2 survivors of the Little Big Horn in the early 20th century. Another image shows Brininstool and William C. Slopes, Company M 7th Cavalry taken on the 50th anniversary of the Custer massacre at the gravestone of Dr. Porter where he fell on his way up Reno Hill. Another image shows an unknown person standing among the graves of Captain Myles Keogh and his men. Another photo shows Libbie Custer on deck a ship with other passengers and a 1920’s image of a building at Ft. Hayes. Two images are inscribed “Custer Expedition, 1874” one stating “Custer’s Headquarters in Castle Creek Valley”. The last image shows Custer standing in doorway of plank building with a very tall Indian by his side. This image was previously unknown and unpublished. SIZE: 7″ x 5″, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, 4″ x 6″. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1085, August 22, 2012. CONDITION: Overall good to very good with soiling, minor scuffs, creases. 7″x5″ photo of two surviving LBH veterans is chipped on upper right and lower left corners with 1″ tear on left side. Corners are still present. Other images measure from 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ to 4″ x 6″. 48441-5 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2227

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2228

BEAUTIFUL AND RARE AUTOGRAPHED PROMISSORY NOTE BY GEORGE A. CUSTER.

Light blue paper measuring 8″ x 3-1/2″, Topeka, Kansas, November 1, 1870. A partially printed promissory note in which Custer agrees to pay within six months “Four Hundred Dollars with interest at 10 per cent/Value received, this note is secured by a mortgage legally stamped.” Lovely vignette of Liberty with cap, flag and fasces at left; dog below. Black on blue paper, signed in blue ink. Clearly he and other officers were investing in land just as the railroads – in this case, probably the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe – were reaching into the former wilderness. SIZE: 8″ x 3-2/1″. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1080, August 22, 2012. CONDITION: Very lightly machine canceled over signature. Edge wear. Overall very good. 48441-6 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2228

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2229

14 POSTAL COVERS ADDRESSED IN GENERAL G.A. CUSTER’S HAND AND COVERS ADDRESSED TO GENERAL CUSTER DESCENT FROM LIBBIE CUSTER.

This lot consists of 9 covers addressed to “Mrs. General G.A. Custer”, “Mrs. General Custer” or “Miss Libbie Bacon” all in Custer’s hand such that you have a virtual signature on the two covers addressed Mrs. General G. A. Custer. There are 5 envelopes addressed to General Custer from various prominent generals. There is a note also included in Libbie Custer’s hand: “Motto on General Custer’s Spanish sword. Motto on General Custer’s captured Spanish sword.” Do not draw me without cause. Do not sheath me without honor.” Note: this inscription is found on the captured Confederate Kraft, Goldschmidt & Kraft Cavalry Officers saber that Custer carried after its capture in 1862-63. This sword has been on display for many years at the Custer Battlefield Museum at Little Big Horn. Also included is a newspaper clipping stating Libbie Custer’s death and how Custer’s historic objects were being dispersed to museums. There is also a sheet with 2″ high penciled and traced monogram of the General’s initials in script of unknown origin. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Multiple Lots, May 22-23, 2013. CONDITION: Good overall. Soiling, several envelopes with jagged edges. Several covers written to Custer have the sources they came from: General Sherman, General Sheridan, General Terry, General Miles. 48441-13 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2229

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2230

GEORGE CUSTER’S CAVALRY DIVISION BADGE ISSUED TO CAPTAIN BENJAMIN B. TUTTLE.

10.07gms – silver shell, bar and ribbon. 38mm across/42mm high/2mm thick. By Hunt & Co. Design: Inside inner circle, leftward facing bust of Custer with name above, wreath around, 5 points radiate from circle with spurs and boots at angles, flags with crossed swords at left and right with large set of crossed swords at top. Crossbar: Hand engraved “Capt. B.B. Tuttle Co. D. 1. C. C. V.” with flourishes. The Union’s Custer Cavalry Badge was adopted by General Custer and issued to Captain Benjamin B. Tuttle of Bridgeport, CT. Tuttle entered the Army as part of the Connecticut 1st Cavalry in November of 1861, eventually rising to the rank of Captain of the “D” Company on February 2, 1865 and mustering out in August 1865. It is interesting to note that when Tuttle was promoted to Captain, the unit was detailed to escort General Grant at Appomattox to receive Lee’s surrender. Lt. Colonel Whittaker of the 1st Connecticut was Custer’s Chief of Staff and made the negotiation which stopped the fighting at Appomattox while carrying the flag of truce ending up in Custer’s estate. The 1st Connecticut was praised by Sheridan for their dispersing of the enemy’s cavalry at the Battle of Cedar Creek where they were the forward regiment led by Custer on that decisive battle on October 19, 1864. The crossbar, attached at the top of the ribbon with pin-back, references the Captain rank, thus dating the piece towards the end of his duty. According to a period advertisement of the medal, red ribbons, as was used on the present, were given to the 1st Brigade with white being second and blue being third. Like examples are certainly rare, as the last traceable example to reach public auction was sold as part of the John J. Ford Collection, Part VII (Starks, NYC) in January 2005. That example, incomplete, was missing the orig ribbon and bar that identified ownership – a pin had also been added on back to allow for presentation without ribbon. Close inspection reveals a subtle difference in the two medals – the Ford specimen having a “3” on both flags that flank the central design while the present has crossed swords. This very rare Custer medal is among the finest examples that can be found. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1074, August 22, 2012. CONDITION: The Tuttle badge has acquired a deep olive-gray patina with a minuscule tick here and there of little visual consequence. Two tiny stems are originally present at the bottom of the medal, one appearing to have broken off at one time. The silk red ribbon remains exceptionally fresh with bright color and a tight weave. Lastly, the engraved silver pin-back flourish bar is toned at the edges with brilliance at the centers where the name engraving is encountered. A minor bend is noted. Certainly a significant offering, both because of its relation to Custer and its direct attachment to a Union solider. While the connection remains unknown though further research may discover the connection, the inclusion of this medal alongside several of Custer’s personal affects is intriguing and could spur further research into a closer linkage between the two. 48441-1 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2230

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2231

GROUP OF 8 7TH CAVALRY OFFICERS WHO WERE PRESENT AT THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG HORN, ALL AUTOGRAPHS AS MILITARY OFFICERS.

This grouping contains 8 of the most prominent officers under Custer, several with personal content to General Custer. Included in this group are rare military autographs of Lt. Donald McIntosh and Lt. Algernon E. Smith who were both killed alongside Custer. This is one of the nicest groupings for condition, content and overall aesthetics of signatures for a group of Custer’s 7th Cavalry officers. 1) Donald McIntosh:(1838-1876) American military officer, first lieutenant who assumed the command of Co. G, killed in the valley fight at the Little Big Horn. Rare manuscript D.S. as 2nd Lt. of the 7th Cavalry, 1p. 4to., Ft. Harker, Kansas, Jan. 19, 1869, headed “Special Order No. 13” ordering the cavalry recruits under Lt. Bodamer join him along the Saline River and that they are to be properly mounted, equipped and armed. 2) George W. Yates: (1843-1876) American military officer, a captain in the 7th Cavalry commanding Co. F of the Dakota Column and killed at Little Big Horn. Rare signature “Geo. W. Yates” with rank of another hand “Captain 7th Cavalry”, cut from a document. 3) Algernon E. Smith: (1842-1876) American military officer, first lieutenant of Co. E in the Dakota Column of the 7th Cavalry, killed near Custer but away from his immediate command. Rare, fine association A.L.S. “A.E.Smith”, 1p 4to., (Ft Leavenworth), Oct. 10, 1869 to Gen. George A Custer. In part: “…My dear General, I send you by Ambulance…my pistol & some ammunition. Also the “Conservative” (Leavenworth). I forgot to say that “Lone Wolf” will not run good with curt bit, use a watering bridle. I will send saddle, bridle & all in Ambulance. I am sorry ‘Maida’ was killed…” With holograph transmittal enveloped addressed Custer (hand delivered). Custer traveled with two Scottish Staghounds, Maida and Blucher. Blucher was killed by Indians at the Battle of Washita, Maida during a buffalo hunt. 4) Miles Moylan: (1838-1909) American military officer, a captain in command of Co. A of the Dakota Column of the 7th Cavalry, one of the three units that followed Major Marcus Reno in the unsuccessful attack to the southern end of Sitting Bull’s village. Moylan was later a Medal of Honor winner for service against the Nez Perce. Fine association A.L.S. on Headquarters 7th U.S. Cavalry letterhead, 1p, 8vo., Ft Leavenworth, June 23, 1868 to Gen. George A. Custer, apparently lending Custer what was, at the time, a great deal of money. In full: “Dear Genl: Enclosed please find one hundred dollars. I have no small bills. Use what you want of it. M. Moylan”. With holograph envelope addressed to Custer and showing that the letter (and money) was hand delivered. 5) Charles DeRudio: American military officer, captain of Co. A under Marcus Reno in the valley. When DeRudio’s horse was shot from beneath him, he hid beneath brush until late at night, then swam across the Little Big horn to rejoin his command. Rare fine content A.L.S. 1p. 4to., Ft Meade, Dakota Territory, Jan 31, 1883 to the Adjutant General of the Army. DeRudio acknowledges receipt: “…of my Commission as Captain of the 7th Regiment of Cavalry and the prescribed Oath of Office, which I respectfully enclose herewish sworn and subscribed…”. 6) Edward Godfrey: (1843-1932) American military officer, first lieutenant of Co. K in the 7th Cavalry, under Frederick Benteen and was instrumental in securing Reno Hill. Bold signature adding rank “1st Lt. 7th Cavalry” cut from a document. 7) Thomas H. French: (1843-1882) American military officer, captain of Co. M of the 7th Cavalry under Marcus Reno, survived to fight the Nez Perce at Canyon Creek in 1877. Bold signature “T. H. French” adding rank “Capt. 7th Cavalry” cut from a document. Cleanly mounted to a reprint of a photo of Hodgson in uniform. 8) Francis M. Gibson: (d. 1919) American cavalry officer famous as an Indian scout and was under Custer’s command during the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Although not on the scene, he was among the first officers to ride to attempt to relieve the doomed force. Lt. Donald McIntosh, who was killed with Custer, was Gibson’s brother-in-law, and Gibson recovered his body. Manuscript D.S. 1p 4to., Ft rice, D.T., May 2, 1878, “Post Order No. 81” ordering that a horse infected with “Glanders” be shot immediately. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall as can be seen in photos. 48441-17 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2231

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2232

PAIR OF RARE EUROPEAN VALOR AND SERVICE MEDALS PERSONALLY OWNED BY GENERAL GEORGE A CUSTER.

This most interesting pair of medals was found in the same box with Custer’s personal M.O.L.L.U.S. medal sold in our March 2015 rare firearms sale along with other personal medals of George and Libbie Custer. 1) Spanish military Medal of Valor, Discipline and Loyalty from Carlist Wars. 20.14gms – silvered brass and ribbon. 35mm. By: E. Falot (French maker) below bust and stamped with “C” on edge. Obv: Leftward facing Alfonso XSII. Rev: VALOR/DISCIPLINA/LEALTAD inside wreath with crown at top. Ribbon: Yellow with two 4mm red vertical stripes near edges. Ribbon Bars: Elgueta, Oria, Tolosa. Lightly worn with brassy color on the high-points and silver-colored fields. Suspension bar for ribbon has been bent. The original ribbon shows in a somewhat tattered shape with three bars and the original pin for suspension is missing. A scarce medal when signed by E. Falot and while not awarded to a particular soldier (as is typical of this type), the fact that this medal accompanies the General Custer-owned pieces, and may have some personal connection, makes it particularity intriguing. 2) 1854 British Crimean War Service Medal. 40.26gms – silver and ribbon. 36mm. By: W. Wyon (British maker). Obv: leftward facing crowned Victoria. Rev: Allegorical fame crowning soldier with laurel wreath; Crimea in left field. Ribbon: Light blue in center with thin yellow stripe at edge. Ribbon Bar: Sebastopol. Lightly polished, but remaining nearly fully detailed and re-toned nicely. The orig ribbon remains attached and aside from being moderately soiled remains in fine condition. Unmarked on the edge, thus withholding name of awardee. Overall, a charming example from this well-known conflict against the Russian Empire. A medal that raises more questions than it provides answers as it is part of an archive that was personally owned by General George Custer, but the reason for this particular medal’s inclusion remains a mystery. While speculartory, a possible reason behind the inclusion of this medal alongside Custer’s personal medals can be tied to General McClellan. During the Crimean War, the Army sent McClellan between 1853 and 1856 as an observer. During that time, he reported largely on the siege operations around Sebastopol. This work may have very well garnered him a medal of observation (differentiated from the other medals by the lack of edge engraving). Later in his military career, McClellan served as mentor for Custer – their mutual fondness being well documented. It’s this affinity that leaves open the possibility that McClellan may have gifted the observers Crimean medal to Custer at some point, perhaps at his passing. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1075 and 1076, August 22, 2012. CONDITION: As described above. 48441-2 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2232

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2233

GENERAL ALFRED H. TERRY SIGNED DOCUMENT SURRENDERING A HORSE THAT SURVIVED THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN.

Fascinating document in which the US Army gives up title to a horse which survived the Custer massacre and found its way to Canada! The manuscript letter, 2pp. 4to., Washington, Feb. 25, 1879, is signed by Adjutant General Edward D. Townsend and was sent to Gen. Philip Sheridan. It notes that Major J. W. Walsh of the Northwest Mounted Police: “…has in his possession a gray horse branded ‘U.S.’ which was captured by the Indians in the Custer battle and which he purchased from a half-breed and would like to retain…the Secretary of War authorized Major Walsh to keep the horse…”. On verso is an endorsement by Alfred H. Terry (1827-1890) Union brigadier general and commander of the expedition leading to George Custer’s death at the Little Big Horn. He forwards the letter to Walsh, noting: “…I had no authority as Department commander to take any action upon the letter of Major Walsh…the United States makes no claims to the horse in question…”. there is also an endorsement signed by William D. Whipple (1826-1902) Union brigadier general and Chief of Staff of George H. Thomas at Chattanooga and Atlanta, sending the document to Terry. SIZE: 8″ x 10″. CONDITION: Very good overall as can be seen in photos. Signatures and text easily discernible. 48441-11 (800-1,200) – Lot 2233

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2234

FABULOUS ARCHIVE OF GENERAL EDWARD GODFREY INCLUDING REGULATION INDIAN WAR ERA SPRINGFIELD ARMORY STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD AND UNPUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS OF GODFREY.

Included in this archive from direct family descent are three fine cabinet cards of Godfrey with various ranks. There is a rare copy of General George A. Custer and the Battle of Little Big Horn with a presentation to his nephew and niece, “The Alts”, with large autograph as Brigadier General. Another rare pamphlet also written by Godfrey (whose family this descended) included in this grouping “Some Reminiscences, Including the Washita Battle, November 27, 1868.” There is a poem written by Billy Alt found in this book with historic events taken from the text which ends “The Indians fought for their right. That’s what made the awful fight. Custer was shot in temple and breast. After the battle he was laid to rest.” There is a wonderful photograph of Godfrey on horseback at the 50th Anniversary of the Little Big Horn fight, June 25, 1926 inscribed on verso “Meeting former hostiles on Custer Ridge…for greetings and exchange of presents to cement perpetual peace. General Godfrey presented an American flag to Sioux Chief White Bull who presented the General with the blanket seen on his saddle.” There are a fine group of photographs from Ft. Riley, Kansas which General Godfrey was in charge circa 1900 showing such images as “Indian curiosities” and “views of Cavalrymen on horseback jumping obstacles”, and another on a bucking bronc. Godfrey pioneered “rough riding” Here. There are numerous other family photographs all the way up to WWII. There are also family letters to Rudolph Alt of varying content, including an invitation of our poem writer Billy Alt’s high school commencement at Robert E. Lee High School in 1931, Jacksonville, FL. The sword in this grouping is a regulation Model 1860 staff and field officers sword, marked “US Armory, Springfield, Mass” and inspected “CCS”. I’m not sure why Godfrey would have had a staff officer’s sword as he was a Cavalry officer, but this sword does date his time as a officer in the 7th US Cavalry. CONDITION: Condition of paper items good to fine overall. Some photographs have light fading, various defects and blemishes. Pamphlets are both complete with chipping and staining and Washita bent and creased.. Sword is very good overall, markings all discernible, 31″ blade is overall grey with staining and pitting. Nickle plated scabbard has freckling with areas of pitting. Grip is sound and solid with complete sharks skin and wire wrap. Brass exhibits mustard colored patina. Archive should be examined by interested party. 44797-24 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2234

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2235

WATERCOLOR & PEN CALLIGRAPHY DRAWING OF A CIVIL WAR WIDOW.

Unsigned, Mid 19th Century. Nicely pen worked picture having watercolor highlights depicting a young woman grieving over a recently read letter that rests on a 1-drawer table. Her son consoles her while the daughter plays with her sheep pull toy. Nice calligraphy decoration to chair and watercolor highlights to dresses. Housed in a period gilt wood frame. SIZE: 8″ x 8-1/2″. Overall: 10-1/2″ x 11″. PROVENANCE: From a fine Western Massachusetts home. CONDITION: Some very light toning and foxing, small 1/2″ tear on right edge, light fold mark. Otherwise very good. 48552-11 (300-500) – Lot 2235

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2236

VERY RARE CONFEDERATE IMPRINT, “THE CRUISE OF THE ALABAMA AND THE SUMTER”, 1864.

338 pages, Octavo. 3/4 leather and marble boards with gilt title and bands on spine. Imprint of Saunder’s, Otley & Co London and West and Johnson, Richmond VA 1864. Doug O’Dell, the quintessential Confederate book dealer of the ’70s and ’80s cataloged a copy of this book in wraps with repaired spine in 1978 for $15,000 and stated there were only two other copies extant one being at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond and the other at Western Reserve Library in Cleveland. This in an important first edition listed in many references as the definitive contemporary Confederate Naval history taken from the private journals and other papers of Raphael Simms Confederate States Navy. In Tall Cotton No. 165, Parrish and Willingham #5045 Howes Iana S285, Confederate one hundred #78. SIZE: 7-1/2″ x 4-3/4″. CONDITION: Good to very good overall, some staining and foxing. Laid in obituary of Semmes on end paper and back cover. Front end paper loose, chipped. Blind stamp “R. WRIGHT” stamped inside front board and Robert Wright 1871 penciled over old ink inscription on front end paper. Book is scuffed, edges of spine worn with chipping, corners scuffed and worn. Book is slightly shaken with one signature (ending page 160) printed on slightly creased paper. 49339-10 (800-1,200) – Lot 2236

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2237

CASED ENGLISH FIELD SURGICAL AND AMPUTATION SET.

The fitted mahogany case having a fitted area in lid and box with a removable fitted tray, a small identification plaque “Medical Supply Assocn. Edinburgh”. Many original instruments present, some marked by the company name. Contents includes 6 hemostats, 2 saws, clippers, knives, etc… The case having brass corner elements and a shaped brass center plaque with owners name “Sydney W. Thompstone, F.R.C.S.E.” (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England) SIZE: Case size 3-3/4″ h. x 15-1/2″ w. x 7-1/2″ d. CONDITION: No key, not all pieces present, generally very good. 49116-5 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2237

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2238

RARE CIVIL WAR IDENTIFIED DRUM OF LEWIS EDDY 42ND MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY WITH ORIGINAL DRUMSTICKS AND PHOTOGRAPH.

Also included in this archive with original painted drum, drumsticks and 1868 CDVphotograph of 17 year old drummer Lewis Eddy is a fine copy of The 1886 History of the Forty-Second Regiment Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteers by Charles Bosson. 42nd Mass saw service in Louisiana and Texas and most of the men of the 42nd were captured at Galveston, Texas January 1, 1863 including Pvt. Eddy. He was later paroled February 18, 1863 and was a long time member of the GAR in Boston where he died in 1917. Also included in this group are two original discharge papers; one dated New Orleans May 25, 1863, the second November 11, 1864 after his second enlistment. There is also an official Massachusetts Adjutant General’s document telling of this Dorchester, Massachusetts resident’s war history including his being taken prisoner, parole and his re-enlistment. Also included is a small GAR souvenir canteen, 2 GAR medals and a bound fold-out war time map of the theater of war. CONDITION: Paint on drum appears original with about 4″ x 2″ area missing an upper left quadrant of Massachusetts state seal. Numerous small chips and scuffs over most of body. Top head has tear across entire diameter. Snares are complete. Both hoops are ajar. One drumstick missing tip, but carved smooth for apparent continued use. CDV appears very good as framed and not removed. Larger facsimile photograph of CDV in original frame. Also documents very good over all. Unit history is also very good with light fading and chipping to spine. Book is tight with good hinges, soiling and foxing. 1862-1864 war map book is missing spine but appears intact with 72 pages. 24″ map is very good overall with several tears as can be seen in photographs. New Testament published by American Bible Society in 1862 appears complete with chipping to covers and missing half of spine. GAR medals missing ribbon on one and other torn where connected. 49393-1 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2238

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2239

MASSIVE FRAMED CHARCOAL PICTURE OF THE FIELD AND STAFF OF THE FORTY FOURTH REGIMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER MILITIA.

The large frame holding 9 hand drawn ovals, the bottom center oval a title and descriptive text “Field And Staff/Of The/Forty Fourth Regiment/M.V.P.M./Mustered into US Service Sept. 12 1862/Mustered Out June 18 1863/Served/In North Carolina, In The Second (Stevenson’s) Brigade/Fourth (Wessells’) Division, Eighteenth Army Corps./Maj. Gen’l John G. Foster.” The central oval being 25″ h surrounded by seven 17-1/2″ h staff officers. The ovals depict (going left to right and top to bottom) Major Charles W Dabney, Chaplain Edward Hill, Lieutenant Colonel Edward C. Cabot, Doctor Robert Ware, Colonel Francis L. Lee, Doctor Theodore W. Fisher, Quartermaster Frank Bush Jr., and Adjutant Wallace Hinckley. NOTE: The following information concerning the 44th regiment provided by www.civilwararchives.com: Organized at Readville and mustered in September 12, 1862. Moved to Newberne, N. C., October 22-27. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. North Carolina, to May, 1863. Lee’s Brigade, Defences of Newberne, Dept. North Carolina, to June, 1863. SERVICE.-Expedition from Newberne November 2-12, 1862. Action at Rawle’s Mills November 2. Demonstration on Newberne November 11. Foster’s Expedition to Goldsboro December 11-20. Kinston December 14. Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. At Newberne until February 10, 1863. Moved to Plymouth, N. C., February 10, and duty there until March 15. (Cos. “B” and “F” detached on outpost duty at Batchelor’s Creek February 10 to May 1.) Skirmishes Deep Gully, Newberne, March 13-14 (2 Cos.). Regiment moved to Washington March 15. Siege of Washington March 30-April 20. Skirmish at Washington March 30 (Cos. “A” and “G”). Skirmishes at Washington April 3 and 15. Expedition from Newberne to relief of Little Washington April 7-10 (2 Cos.). Regiment moved to Newberne April 22-24, and duty there until June 6. Expedition toward Kinston April 27-May 1. Dover Road April 28. Moved to Boston, Mass., June 6-10. Mustered out June 18, 1863. Regiment lost during service 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 29 Enlisted men by disease. Total 41. Housed in its original 5″ w gilt frame with tag 430 at center bottom, all under glass front. Center oval signed illegibly. SIZE: 81″ h x 67″ w. CONDITION: Ovals in very good condition. Wood painted mat with vertical cracks, frame as found, in need of restoration. 49163-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2239

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2240

ARCHIVE OF THREE GENERATIONS OF AMERICAN MILITARY MEDALS AND EPHEMERA.

This grouping comes from direct family descent of Colonel Clair B. Mitchell who graduated from the U S Military Academy in 1935. Included in this grouping is his named Model 1902 officer’s sword, his World War II medals including named Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart; Silver Star and Purple Heart both have rare accompanying original citations. Also included among his medals is a very rare meritorious civilian medal named to him and in case. Clair Mitchell’s father was Colonel George E. Mitchell who graduated from the U S Military Academy in 1897. His medals include World War I Legion of D’Honneur and his numbered Mexican Border Service Medal (in an original numbered box and medal 12078). Consignor’s maternal grandfather was Brig. General Ralph Talbot, Jr. who graduated from West Point in 1905. His World War I Victory Medal in original box with “France” clasp is present. Consignors maternal great-grandfather was Colonel George H. Morgan who graduated from USMA 1880. Colonel Morgan won the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry under fire at the Battle of Big Dry Wash, Arizona Territory July 17, 1882. Most of his medals from Indian Wars, the Spanish American War and World War I are part of the West Point Military Museum Collection as given by his daughter but his original numbered “Army of Occupation, Military Government of Cuba, 1898 to 1902″ Medal which is in its original box with matching number (3977) is present. There are several other small mementos including the 1905 yearbook for West Point that belonged to General Talbot who has a featured biography. There are also 2 annotated Army song books; one from 1929 and one from 1941 of Talbot’s. Other medals among this long line of West Point graduates include an original Confederate Cross of Honor with ink inscription on box to George Mitchell stating it was his grandfathers, miniature Silver and Bronze stars, and rare U S General Staff insignia with black and green enamel shown in vintage photograph of Mitchell wearing this medal on breast pocket; there is also a matching pair of collar insignias. Also present are National Guard Spanish War numbered box and medal (12165). American Defense Medal in original box. World War II Victory Medal in original box, Ecuadorian Order of Calderon with original ribbon. Also included is a gold 1-1/8″ pair of crossed saber insignia for 12th Regiment and a 2″ brass pair of saber insignia. There is also a fine 1-1/4” folk art carved Mother of Pearl leaf with braded t-bar pin attachment which was made by Confederate prisoner of war John Paul Jones according to attached card; he was Lucy J. Mitchell’s father. CONDITION: Medals are very good to fine overall. Books are soiled, shaken and worn. 49474-1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2240

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2241

FOUR VERY RARE PONY EXPRESS STAMPS.

In 1860, the call went out for small, brave young men that could ride a horse well. The rides were dangerous, but the pay was good. These were the Pony Express riders usually younger than 18 years old who were expected to cover 250 miles a day in spite of inclement weather and Indian attacks. Before 1860, it could take up to eight weeks to get mail from the East Coast to California. For the businessmen and bankers in growing Sacramento, that was too long. As the Civil War approached, they wanted news quickly and both the Union and the South wanted to persuade the state to join its side. The Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company developed the Pony Express to reduce the time it took to get news from the North to California. The first ride left St. Joseph, Missouri on April 3, 1860, and arrived in Sacramento, California just ten days later. In April 1861, Wells Fargo and Company took over the Pony Express routes west of Salt Lake City. To make accounting easier and to advertise their company, they hired Britton and Company to print stamps for the eastbound mail from California. Four rare varieties of Pony Express stamps are represented here, 10c, 25c blue, 25c red and $1. The red $1 stamp here is especially scarce and an actual cancelled example. $1 red was used to cover the fee for a half ounce letter and was used from July 1861 until October 1861. The Virginia City Pony Express was established in August of 1862 as strictly a Wells Fargo company project, running from San Francisco, Sacramento, Carson City and Virginia City. The rates on this run started at 25 cents per half ounce and down to 10 cents between California and Virginia City. The red 25 cent stamp was used during the final months of service and is very rare. CONDITION: Good to very good, red 25c has fold and reductions in upper right hand corner, is glued to paper backing. The cancelled $1 has light fading and staining but retains full borders. 48441-12 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2241

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2242

GEORGE STAPH CARVED EAGLE WALL PLAQUE.

Circa 1900 Lancaster & Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Of typical form, nicely carved display eagle in the classic Staph manner. Weathered original gilt over gesso base with old red details of later vintage. SIZE: 30″ l. CONDITION: Old glue repaired horizontal break on proper right wing. Not visible from front. Otherwise good condition with fine patina. 49140-14 (2,500-5,000) – Lot 2242

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2243

AMERICAN FOLK ART MIRROR.

New England, circa 1820. With deeply carved radial sunburst cresting. The ring-turned outer frame with elongated spires on top and blocked corners below. The inner frame with simple mitered and angled profile. Appears to retain original silvered mirrored glass. Back boards not present. With crusty original varnish stained surface. SIZE: 37″ h x 22″ w. PROVENANCE: From a Sidney Maine estate collection. CONDITION: Good with some scratches to mirror glass and losses of varnish stain finish on ring turn outer elements. No back board present. 49379-11 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2243

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2244

AMERICAN SCHOOL (19th century) PORTRAIT OF A LADY.

Unsigned oil on canvas bust length portrait of an elegant lady dressed in a black gown adorned with lace and a red sash. She is wearing her best jewelry, with her finger keeping her place in the book shes been reading. Housed in an H.L. Davis company carved giltwood frame. SIZE: 28″ x 24″. Overall 32″ x 27″. CONDITION: Surface grime, stretcher marks, minor craquelure 49171-6 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2244

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2245

UNSIGNED (19th century) BUST LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A SEATED GENTLEMAN.

Circa 1820 oil on panel portrait of a distinguished gentleman wearing a maroon waistcoat with white vest and cravat, adorned with a pearl and gold gentleman’s stud. Housed in a burl wood frame with silver gilt lining under glass. SIZE: 15″ x 11-3/4″. Overall: 18-1/4″ x 15-1/4″ CONDITION: Portrait has minor chips along edges, minor discoloration, examined out of frame. 49140-145 (1,000-1,600) – Lot 2245

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2246

AMERICAN SCHOOL (19th century) PASTEL HORSE AND RIDER ON SULKY.

A circa 1840 pastel drawing of a gentleman wearing a blue jacket driving his sulky pulled by a black horse through a pastoral landscape. Signed lower left “D.W. Smith”. Housed in a gilt wood frame, under glass. SIZE: 18-1/2″ x 25″. Overall: 21-3/4″ x 28-1/4″ CONDITION: Sheet has vertical creases, pin hole lower right, not examined out of frame. 49240-3 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2246

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2247

RARE WOOD ROOSTER WEATHERVANE.

First half 20th century, New England. The carved weathervane in the manner of James Lombard, Bridgeton Maine. Somewhat weathered white paint with red comb and crop. Mounted on museum type stand. Reference: A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, Robert Bishop and Patricia Cublentz. See frontis piece for similar example. SIZE: 22-1/2″ l x 15-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Good with some modern finish nails possibly added where there are age cracks. 49140-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2247

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2248

OUTSTANDING MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE BLOCKFRONT BOOKCASE TOP SECRETARY.

The piece in two parts, the bottom desk having four graduated blockfront drawers with Chinese Chippendale style brasses. The conforming molded base supporting four ball and claw feet. The interior having eight cubbie holes, eight drawers, the center drawer having a wonderful carved sunburst. The top bookcase section having two raised panel tombstone type doors, behind which is a sectioned interior, sunburst carving above with broken arch pediment and three flame carved finials. SIZE: 99″ h. Desk case 39-1/2″ w x 19-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Refinished, very good. 49275-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2248

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2249

MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE CHEST OF FOUR GRADUATED DRAWERS.

Mid Atlantic states, circa 1775. The molded overhanging top above engaged fluted quarter columns with four lip molded graduated drawers. Well articulated claw and ball feet in front and block feet in rear. Secondary wood poplar and pine. Dust boards between drawers. SIZE: 34-3/4″ t x 39-1/2″ w x 22″ d. CONDITION: Rebuilding and restoration to drawer interiors, rear feet and portions of backboards. Back edge of top needs rejoining. Brasses period and possibly original. Older refinish. 49226-9 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2249

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2250

PAIR OF FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY KNIFE BOXES.

The boxes having a decorative oval inlay in the hinged covers, interior with a six-pointed star and band inlay. Fitted interiors with silver shield & oval escutcheon plate. Ring lid pulls differ slightly. SIZE: 15″ h x 9″ w x 11″ d. CONDITION: Refinished with some old professional repairs. 49191-10 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2250

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2251

FEDERAL SATINWOOD TEA CADDY WITH EXTENSIVE INLAY.

First half 19th century, England. Octagonal caddy with shell and urn inlays with banded outline inlays to all corners. Satinwood ground. Interior fitted with checkered inlay. SIZE: 5-3/4″ w x 5-5/8″ d x 6-3/8″ t. CONDITION: Some edge inlay restoration, has been refinished. 49191-23 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2251

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2252

FEDERAL MAHOGANY INLAID TEA CADDY.

First half 19th century, England. Finely inlaid ovals with floral and leaping stag motif, surrounded by checkered line inlay and rosewood inlays. Fitted interior with two compartments covers with mahogany line inlaid edges. SIZE: 4-3/4″ h x 7-1/8″ l x 4-3/8″ d. CONDITION: Some veneer replacement, some damage to veneer on back, near hinge, refinished, otherwise good. 49191-29 (800-1,200) – Lot 2252

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2253

MOLDED COPPER LEXINGTON HORSE WEATHERVANE.

American, circa 1885. A very fine large example with cast zinc head and repousse copper body. A rare and desirable form, on custom made iron display stand. SIZE: 29″ h x 32″ l. CONDITION: Very good condition with appealing old surface. Minor professional restoration to the body of the horse due to bullet hole damage. Some weathered erosion to solder seams. 49221-1 (12,000-15,000) – Lot 2253

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2254

PAIR OF SANDWICH GLASS TULIP-FORM FLUID LAMPS.

Massachusetts,19th century. The medium blue tulip shaped fonts having brass collars, attached to milk glass bases. SIZE: 13″ h. CONDITION: Burners not present, some roughness at petals, otherwise very good. 1062-35 (300-500) – Lot 2254

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2255

19TH CENTURY THEOREM OF A BASKET OF FRUIT & FLOWERS WITH BUTTERFLY & BIRD.

Unsigned. The theorem on velvet showing a blue basket with grapes, pears, and flowers with a bird on a branch above and a large butterfly above the leaves. At the base of the bowl are a line of cherries. All on a brown tabletop. Housed in a silver gilt frame behind glass. SIZE: 14″ x 17″. Overall: 16-3/4″ x 19-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a fine Western Massachusetts home. CONDITION: Age toning & foxing, otherwise very good. Frame has gilt loss & discoloration. 48552-4 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2255

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2256

PENNSYLVANIA WALNUT TALL CASE CLOCK.

Last quarter of the 18th century. A Chippendale example; the bonnet with scrolled pediment featuring carved rosettes and center plinth, an arched door flanked by four free standing columns, and arch topped inspection lights. The waisted case has an arched door flanked by engaged fluted quarter columns with brass capitals and bases. The case has matchstick throat molding above the pendulum door, and the base has an elaborate cyma scrolled applied tablet and Chippendale bracket feet. The clock has a brass plate eight-day time-and-strike movement, possibly English, with cast lead weights and pendulum rod. The movement has an engraved silver brass sheet dial. The dial unsigned, but engraved “In the Lord is all our trust” (with a coat of arms) and features Roman numerals and foliate engraving. SIZE: 96-1/2″ h (with finial) x 23″ w (extreme) x 10-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Dial associated with movement, and movement probably associated with clock. Appealing old refinish. Some loss to height of feet. Side plinths on bonnet and original finials are not present. Three brass finials are present but are not original. 49226-3 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2256

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2257

SAROUK ORIENTAL CARPET.

2nd quarter 20th century, Central Persia. Dense floral vinery and floral sprays on a plum field within blue-black main border of lotus blossoms within scrolling floral guard borders. SIZE: 8′ 10″ x 11′ 10″. CONDITION: Good overall, retains good pile, lustrous and soft texture, strong color. Evidence of old stain on back of carpet, does not show through on front. 49118-21 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2257

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2258

WALNUT CHIPPENDALE DROP LEAF TABLE.

New England, circa 1775. Cabriole legs with sharp knees and well articulated claw and ball feet. The apron is molded and syma recto scrolled. The top is rectangular and composed of single walnut boards. The inner frame and blocking is white pine with birch rails and walnut ends. SIZE: 28-1/2″ t x 46″ l x 17-3/4″ w. 51-1/2″ w (open). CONDITION: Good, with some age checking to legs and feet. Retains full height, original hinges and most blocks to secure top to frame. Top is refinished. 49355-49 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2258

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2259

JAMES HENRY CAFFERTY (American, 1819-1869) BOY IN BLACK DRESS WITH GREYHOUND DOG.

Oil on canvas portrait of a young boy in a black dress with laced bottom fringe and red bows on the arms. He holds by the collar a large brown greyhound type dog which has one leg up. The boy holds a whip and stands on a flower decorated floor covering. Housed in a replacement gilt flower decorated frame, signed lower left “J H Cafferty Dec 1859.” SIZE: 50″ x 40″ Overall: 56″ x 46-1/2″ PROVENANCE: From a private New Jersey Collection; Purchased from Donny Malone Auction Gallery 8/23/98 CONDITION: Relined, areas around face & neck have been conserved and not inpainted, some inpainting, restored. Very good 49176-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2259

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2260
Revised: 8/17/2015

Important positive note: There are no repaired bullet holes to the large antique weathervane. (There is another steer weathervane in this auction with bullet holes, but, not this one.) And verdigris on surface was applied.

LARGE FULL BODIED STEER WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th century, American. Similar to Cushing and Co. examples. Repousse sheet copper construction with cast zinc horns in appealing weathered parcel gilt, yellow sizing and verdigris patination. Accompanied by its custom wood stand. SIZE: 39″ l x 44-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Multiple in-painted bullet hole repairs. 49115-10 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2260

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2261

CHIPPENDALE TIGER MAPLE SLANT-LID DESK.

Rhode Island, circa 1775. Having a double step interior with valenced letter slots over the central prospect drawer, four graduated drawers and ogee bracket feet. Chestnut and pine secondary woods. SIZE: 42″ h x 18-1/2″ w x 36-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Good condition, refinished, brass may be original. 49054-8 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2261

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2262

ABADEH ORIENTAL RUG.

Early 20th century, South West Persia. Rows of floral filled urns, each flanked by “Zuli Sultan” stylized birds and floral sprays on an ivory ground. Framed within multiple borders of polychrome floral lattice work. SIZE: 4′ 11″ x 6′ 5″. CONDITION: Very good overall. 49118-12 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2262

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2263

FINE GILT FEDERAL SALEM STYLE TWO PART MIRROR.

2 mirror plates divided by a gilt section with curtain swags and tassels. Split turn column and a decorative crest band of rose and flowers. 14 gilt balls hang from a shaped cornice. SIZE: 43″ h x 27-1/2″ w (widest). CONDITION: Very good. 49191-72 (600-900) – Lot 2263

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2264

CHERRYWOOD TWO-PART CORNER CUPBOARD.

New England, circa 1790-1820. The upper case with bold cornice, glazed twelve-light top door and three dovetailed drawers. The lower case having two butterfly doors with inset panels, scrolled apron with Chippendale foot design. A small size with nice refinement in the moldings and cock-beaded cases. Figured cherry primary wood; poplar and pine secondaries; brass hardware. SIZE: 92-1/2″ h x 40-1/4″ at widest x 23″ at deepest; requires a 29” corner. CONDITION: Intact with old refinish. 49274-9 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2264

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2265

LARGE ZINC AND COPPER RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL.

3rd quarter 19th century, American. Attributed to A.L. Jewell & Co., Waltham, MA., active (1852 – 1867). Constructed with a finely modeled cast zinc head with attached sheet copper ears, and copper hollow flattened full body with tooled sheet copper tail. Having several layers of old paint. Accompanied by its museum type stand. SIZE: 41″ l x 22″ t. PROVENANCE: Purchased by present owner from Samuel Herrop , circa 1990. CONDITION: Minor touch-ups to surface with bullet hole repairs, solder seam repaired on original foreleg, minor compression near tail, otherwise very good, pleasant appearance. 44141-69 (10,000-12,000) – Lot 2265

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2266

UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY HOLDING A CAT.

Oil on canvas mounted to masonite 3/4 portrait of a young boy in a salmon colored dress having lace collar. He holds a white and brown cat in lap and is sitting on a green upholstered bench with a red throw and possibly a black dome topped cat carrier beside him. Housed in a fine gilt replacement frame, unsigned. SIZE: 30″ x 25″ Overall: 34″ x 29-1/2″ PROVENANCE: From a private New Jersey Collection; Jeffrey Tillou Antiques 11/18/99 CONDITION: Some inpainting, the masonite has been reinforced with a wood latticework to prevent warping, very good 49176-3 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2266

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2267

ATTRIBUTED TO LOUIS LUDWIG BRAUN (German, 1836-1916) NAIVE PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL.

Oil on canvas portrait of a fair haired girl with blue eyes wearing a blue dress while demurely holding a red book. The young girl is seated on a black upholstered sofa with a solid background. The painting is signed and dated lower left “L Braun 1861″. NOTE: Louis Braun was a venerated German painter of historical subjects who first studied in Stuttgart, then went on to study in Paris under Horace Vernet. If the attribution is correct, this work would have been executed very early in his career when he was only 25 years old. Most of Braun’s portraits are of military figures. SIZE: 18-3/4″ x 15″. Overall 23″ x 19-1/2”. CONDITION: Craquelure, paint thin in places, minor restoration. 49278-3 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2267

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2268

ATTRIBUTED TO EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN WITH A LACE NECK RUFFLE.

Unsigned, 19th Century oil on canvas half portrait shows a young woman seated in a wood and upholstered chair wearing a black dress having white lace neck ruffle. She has dark curly hair with large tortoiseshell comb. Housed in a period and possibly original gold gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 28″ x 23″. Overall: 34-1/4″ x 28-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a fine Western Massachusetts home. CONDITION: Lined, some inpainting, very good. 48552-3 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2268

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2269

FINE LOT OF 3 COLORED CUT GLASS DOUBLE SCENT BOTTLES.

19th century. 1) 5-1/2″ cranberry cut glass double scent bottle having gold washed spring cap on one end and a screw cap on the other, marked in an oval GB, the ends monogrammed. 2) 4-3/4″ emerald green cut glass double scent bottle having spring filigree cap on one end and screw top on the other. 3) 4″ cranberry cut glass double scent bottle, both ends with hinged tops. SIZE: Sizes as noted above. PROVENANCE: From a fine Newton MA home. CONDITION: 1) Dent in cap, loss to gold wash, a crack circumnavigating the center point, which we cannot tell if it is repaired. 2) Small dents in caps. 3) Very small nicks, broken top hinge and dents. All missing stoppers. 49127-15 (800-1,200) – Lot 2269

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2270

WHALE SIDE MAHOGANY HANGING SHELVES.

New England, mid 19th century. The shelves with pleasing graduation and dovetailed and mortised construction and brass hanging brackets. SIZE: 33″ h x 26-1/2″ w x 8-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Very good with pleasing finish. 49140-151 (800-1,200) – Lot 2270

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2271
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: There was a typographical error made during cataloging, the estimate should read $900 – $1,000.

ANTIQUE PAINTED AND CARVED BARBER’S POLE.

American, late 19th-early 20th century. A turned and polychrome wooden barber’s pole with both original and later paint, ball finial and ball at pedestal base. SIZE: 50″ h x 7-1/2″ dia. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of Michael Urioste of Gadsden Alabama. CONDITION: Some areas have been repainted. Flaking paint throughout, but especially to top and base. Age splits to wood. Base is broken and partially missing. No mounts are attached. 49354-29 (900-1,000) – Lot 2271

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2272

SPECTACULAR RARE GILDED IRON WALL PLAQUE.

Late 18th early 19th Century New England. The sheet iron plaque depicting a displayed eagle of two piece construction of heavily embossed flattened half round form with dry, gilt painted surface. Retaining original forged iron rear mounted hangers. SIZE: 35″ h x 57″ w. CONDITION: Minor loss to end of proper right wing and with old bolt replacement joining the two pieces. Otherwise very good untouched condition. 49140-30 (2,500-5,000) – Lot 2272

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2273

PAIR OF 17TH CENTURY STYLE JACOBEAN CHAIRS.

Circa 19th century. These oversized chairs have carved crest with well carved scrolling leaf tips above an oval carved back set in a rectangular back panel. Carved with scrolling garlands and flanked by floral rosettes joined to carve down swept molded arms with rolled grips and having scrolled volutes centering a trapezoidal planked seat fitted with upholstered cushion. These are supported on block and turned legs which terminate in ball feet and having “H” formed stretchers. SIZE: An impressive 58-3/4″ h x 27” w. CONDITION: Generally good with nice old surface. 49421-1 (400-600) – Lot 2273

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2274

EARLY BLUE SPLAY LEG TAVERN TABLE.

This tavern table with octagonal 3 board top and supported by 4 chamfer splayed legs having a box stretcher. The entire table in old robin egg blue paint. SIZE: 26-1/2” h x 26-1/4” l x 24” w. CONDITION: Paint worn on top and shows signs of wear on legs but generally very strong. 49421-33 (600-900) – Lot 2274

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2275

EARLY 19TH CENTURY HEPPLEWHITE FOUR-DRAWER CHEST IN OLD FINISH.

This attic found 4-drawer chest fitted with an applied molded rectangular top over 4 graduated drawers each having molded lip edges. The round wood pulls are old replacements. The chest on applied bracket base with slightly flaring French feet. It retains an original old grungy attic finish. SIZE: 39-1/2” w x 20-3/4” d x 36” h. CONDITION: It retains an original old grungy attic finish. 49421-54 (800-1,200) – Lot 2275

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2276

UNIQUE & OUTSTANDING PENNSYLVANIA TIN DECORATED SATCHEL OR CARRYING CASE.

This most unusual rectangular carrying case or hand trunk is completely covered and ornamented with decorated tin. Both the top and bottom are reinforced with 3 narrow wooden slats. Each side of the tin outer surface of this trunk is ornamented with Pennsylvania Dutch round hex symbols. The design appears to have been produced with teeny tacks and have the semblance of the type of decoration you would find on a Pennsylvania punch tin coffee pot. The tack head ornamentation is also utilized on the under portion of the trunk to produce the initials, “HWR”. The underside of the trunk also impressed with what appears to be a makers stamp of which only a portion of the stamp is legible. It appears to be, “_ _ EILLE _ONTAGNE” The words encircling #9 with three stars above it. The trunk fitted with old strap hinges which are affixed to the trunk with hand wrought nails of which two are missing. The brass hasp lock covered by a tooled leather flap and fitted with tooled leather handles. The trunk when opened has two separate lidded and hinged compartments which are very nicely decorated with colorful 19th century lithographed images. SIZE: 20” w x 13” h x 14-1/2” d. CONDITION: Generally good. One leather strap with loss at tip. Otherwise trunk appears to be in fine used condition and has a great old patina. 49421-52 (500-800) – Lot 2276

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2277

SMALL DUTCH DELFT DEEP PLATE.

This early 18th century polychrome Delft piece depicts a llama type figure reclining in a pasture. The reverse retains a very, very old Ginsburg and Levy, New York guarantee label. SIZE: 6-1/2” dia. CONDITION: Various small chips along the edge of the plate. 49421-81 (250-350) – Lot 2277

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2278

CIRCA 19TH CENTURY BLUE FITZHUGH 9-3/4” DEEP PLATE.

This is a blue decorated Fitzhugh deep plate. SIZE: 9-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Excellent. 49421-70 (250-450) – Lot 2278

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2279

HELMET SHAPED EXPORT PORCELAIN CREAMER.

This helmet shaped creamer ornamented with paneled vignettes on either side featuring figures. Also all over ornamentation of roses, butterflies, etc. SIZE: 4” h. CONDITION: An old repair at handle. 49421-84 (200-300) – Lot 2279

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2280

LOT OF TWO PIECES OF BLUE HISTORICAL CHINA.

The first piece is a teapot ornamented with “Mt. Vernon, the seat of the late General Washington”. The second piece is a small pitcher in the American Independence series. SIZE: Teapot 6-1/2” h. Pitcher 6-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Both have imperfections. The pitcher including a cracked bottom and old restoration. The teapot with some old restoration. 49421-83 (500-1,000) – Lot 2280

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2281
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: This clock is very similar to other Durfee clocks, but is unsigned so we cannot guarantee it to be a Durfee.

CLASSICAL REVIVAL CARVED MAHOGANY TALL CASE CLOCK, MOVEMENT BY WALTER DURFEE.

Early 20th century, Providence, Rhode Island. The swan’s neck pediment molded and applied with floral rosettes alternating with ball and spire finials above the foliate and shell carved frieze. The tombstone arched door flanked by engaged foliate carved quarter columns, opening to a brass and silvered moon phase face. The silvered dial with Arabic numerals within a seconds dial centered by applied cast brass scrolling spandrels. The center with subsidiary seconds dials and time and strike apertures, all within a central silvered floral decorated dial. The base of the dial is engraved for the retailer “SHREVE, CRUMP, & LOW CO., BOSTON”. The case with a central molded door centering an etched and cut glass beveled panel flanked by engaged rope twist columns joined to the molded box base, fitted with raised panels, the centermost applied with a deeply carved foliate cartouche, the whole raised on ogee bracket feet. SIZE: 95″ h, 15″ w of throat, 13″ d. CONDITION: Retains original finish and surfaces. Brass 8 day movement cleaned in 1966, appears to be in very good order. One ball finial absent. Overall very good. 49421-51 (5,500-7,500) – Lot 2281

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2282

RARE 18TH CENTURY QUEEN ANNE ACCORDION GAME TABLE.

This table with cabriole legs and pad feet, having a shaped top with rounded corners opens to reveal a felt-covered playing surface with four oval recessed areas for gaming chips. Each of the corners of the table recessed for a candle holder. The table having an all over carved decoration, some of which may be of Victorian era vintage. SIZE: Opens to 30” x 33”. CONDITION: Generally good. Some small veneer losses on the apron. 49421-29 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2282

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2283

FINE SET OF SIX REGENCY SABER LEG MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS.

19th century, England. With inlaid upper splat and floral and cornucopia carved center splat. With original slip seats. SIZE: 33-1/2″ h; 18″ Seat height CONDITION: Probably original finish, repairs to ears on three chairs. 49421-16 (800-1,200) – Lot 2283

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2284

FINE TRANSITIONAL WILLIAM & MARY STYLE CARVED OAK ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 19TH CENTURY.

The armchair with elaborate carved back splat and sides, the back centered by an oval caned panel. The arms scrolling downward and supported on block and turned legs with similarly carved frontal splat. The seat of Flemish style floral upholstery. SIZE: 46” h x 18-1/2” d x 22-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Excellent. 49421-22 (250-350) – Lot 2284

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2285

PAIR OF MASSIVE ROCOCO CARVED GILT WOOD WALL MIRRORS.

Circa 18th Century. Each shaped, scalloped, and molded surround with conforming beveled plate within ‘S’-scrolled leafy cresting, surmounted and centered by a basket of fruit on a draped plinth. SIZE: Each overall 65″ x 31-1/2″. CONDITION: Both with original surfaces and glass. One cracked with corresponding damage to frame. 49421-26 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2285

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2286

DETAILED EAGLE ENGRAVED DECANTER, CIRCA 1850.

Exquisite engraved detailed vignette of two spread winged eagle-like birds with various engraved trees and foliage. Some of the back ground highlighted in green. SIZE: Approx. 10-1/2” h. CONDITION: Generally excellent. 49421-78 (200-300) – Lot 2286

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2287

RARE EARLY CHALKWARE PHRENOLOGY SKULL.

This is a rare early chalkware phrenology skull with original paper labels marked “S.R. Wells and Company”, circa mid-19th century. SIZE: Approx. 10” h. CONDITION: Many of the paper labels still intact but with some losses. 49421-71 (300-500) – Lot 2287

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2288

SET OF 13 EARLY BLOWN GREEN WINES.

This set in beautiful emerald green with faceted paneled sides with ornamental turned stem and inverted saucer base. Each are blown with ground pontil. Lovely coloring. SIZE: 4-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Generally excellent. 49421-79 (800-1,200) – Lot 2288

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2289

RARE IRISH MAHOGANY ARCHITECT’S TABLE.

Circa 1800, retailer’s label “MILLER & BEATTY, LTD. HOUSE FURNISHERS, GRAFTON ST., DUBLIN” affixed beneath the table. This unusual table with hinged top tenting at the center, fitted with ratchet ends. When fully opened, a baise-lined hinged writing surface is exposed opening to a well. The top when fully extended further exposes a second storage well with hinge. All above a conforming apron fitted with candle slides, and single short pen and ink drawer, and a long drawer alternating with simulated drawers, joined to a short turned pedestal raised on a tripod base of three molded outswept legs terminating in ornate brass capped claw foot casters. SIZE: SIZE: 29-1/2″ h x 35″ w x 35″ d. CONDITION: Minor old restoration including some in the hinge area. Polished and otherwise very nice with fine professional polish. 49421-44 (1,800-2,800) – Lot 2289

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2290

EXTRAORDINARY EARLY BLOWN CRYSTAL COVERED POKAL, MID-19TH CENTURY.

With exquisite hand engraved whale killing scene featuring 3 masted sailing vessel, multiple long boats with numerous figures and spouted whale all engraved around the sides of the vessel. The lid with a simple ball and star engraved design. Likely a special creation for a whaling captain? SIZE: 15” h. CONDITION: Excellent. 49421-68 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2290

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2291

FINE SHIRVAN RUG.

Circa 1900, South Caucasus. Three aligned indigo, ivory and madder red star medallions within a blue black field of dense polychrome flowerheads within a dogtooth edge and flower guard border all within an ivory main border of geometric sawtooth design. SIZE: 3′ 9″ x 5′ 5″. CONDITION: Retains vibrant color but with wear to foundation between central and end medallions. Otherwise good. 49421-62 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2291

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2292

LOT OF FOUR BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE TEAPOTS.

1) Depicting dogs and a forest and mark “CLEWS”. 2) Sleighing scene in forest. 3) Foreign scene with sailing vessel and village in background. 4) Depicts stag pursued by hound, marked stone china on underside. SIZE: 1) 7″ h. 2) 8″ h. 3) 7-1/2″ h. 4) 6-1/2” h. CONDITION: 2)Body with crack and chips on inside of lid rim. 3) Generally good. 4) Restored finial and lid with crack. Body with some age cracks. 49421-85 (700-900) – Lot 2292

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2293
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: Old spout repair.

TWO STAFFORDSHIRE BLUE DOME TOPPED COFFEE POTS.

1) Dome topped coffee pot depicts a farmyard scene with a maiden and young man. SIZE: 11” high. 2) Dome topped coffee pot depicts a farm scene with a large farm house and figures in the foreground, having all over decoration in blue. SIZE: Both 11″ h. CONDITION: 1) Old chip on top rim. 2) Small chips on edge of top lid. Otherwise generally good. 49421-86 (750-1,250) – Lot 2293

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2294

SEMI-ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN PRAYER RUG.

Having a dark cobalt field with multi-colored repeating crab design and prayer niche on one end. SIZE: 53” l x approx. 27-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Fraying on both ends and binding loose on side. Colors strong and bright. 49421-61 (300-500) – Lot 2294

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2295

DELICATE, SMALL GEORGE III INLAID MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE.

Late 18th century, having a rectangular figural top with d-formed leaves with notched corners. The table having cross banding and contrasting string inlays and fitted with full length drawer. Beneath it, fitted with a delicate frieze. Full length drawer with cock beaded edges and an opposing faux drawer fitted with a delicate pierce returns below the drawer. Tapering legs fitted with brass capped casters. SIZE: 28-1/2” h x 21” w x 24” d. CONDITION: Very good overall. 49421-5 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2295

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2296

EARLY 18TH CENTURY OAK DISPLAY RACK.

The 18th century oak five shelf display with block and turned frontal supports and shoe feet. Having wrought hooks on the front for mugs. SIZE: 47” w x 8” d x 49” h. CONDITION: Generally good. 49421-48 (1,250-2,250) – Lot 2296

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2297

TRANSITIONAL 17TH/18TH CENTURY OAK ARMCHAIR.

Finely crafted with splat back, plank seat, and carved scrolling arms. The legs are block and turned and with scalloped apron below the chair seat. All constructed with square wooden pegs. SIZE: 79″ h x 42” w. CONDITION: Appears to be finished many years ago with some repairs and restoration at the time. 49421-2 (500-1,000) – Lot 2297

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2298

SPREADWING EAGLE WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY A L JEWELL & CO.

Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century. The full bodied copper eagle with cast zinc head, perched on a ball; having a very appealing weathered gilt, yellow ground and verdigris surface; retaining the original directionals on a cast iron stand. SIZE: 76-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Intact with one small bullet hole in proper left wing original copper reinforcing wire to wings loose at ends. Original weathered surface of gilding remnant, yellow ground for gilding and appealing verdigris to copper and to zinc head. 49274-15 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2298

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2299

CHARLES TORREY (American, 1859-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP “DREADNAUGHT”.

Oil on canvas ship portrait shows the three mast black hulled ship, sailing left to right in dark bluish green ocean. American flag flies off stern, sails are full, thirteen men on deck, all under a cloud and light blue sky. Signed lower right and titled “Dreadnaught Chas. Torrey 1911”. SIZE: 26-1/4″ h x 42″ w. Overall 29″ h x 44-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Lined, craquelure, some chipping to right side, some inpainting, otherwise good. 49363-5 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2299

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2300

PANORAMIC WATERCOLOR OF A FLEET OF SHIPS AT HARBOR.

18th century. There is a pencil inscription of three lines which are illegible possibly in French. The watercolor was executed on three 16″ sheets of paper which have been glued and mounted to back paper with watercolor border. The scene shows at least 20 armed galleons. Housed in a black rippled framed under glass. SIZE: Sight 16-3/4″ x 51-1/2″. Overall 19″ x 53-3/4″. CONDITION: Age toning, foxing, some small holes. 49226-11 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2300

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2301

THEODORE VICTOR CARL VALENKAMPH (Swedish/American, 1868-1924) FISHING SCHOONER AND DORY.

Oil on canvas depicting a fishing schooner sailing left on a fair day with two fishermen rowing a dory towards the schooner. Seagulls hover above the emerald sea’s horizon line. SIZE: 20″ x 28″. Overall 23-1/2″ x 31-1/4″. CONDITION: Good, craquelure and stretcher marks, tiny flake loss lower center 49190-5 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2301

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2302

THEODORE VICTOR CARL VALENKAMPH (Swedish/American, 1868-1924) TWO SHIPS IN OPEN SEAS.

Oil on canvas depicting two ice encrusted sailing ships crossing paths. A three masted clipper ship sails perilously close to the bow of a schooner as it struggles against white capped swells. The evening sky is dominated by pink hued clouds set against blue skies with a gray horizon. Signed and dated lower right “T.V.C. Valenkamph-1905.” SIZE: 24″ x 36″. Overall 28-1/2″ x 40-1/2″ CONDITION: Very good. 49190-7 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2302

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2303

THREE DIMENSIONAL HOLLOW COPPER WEATHERVANE OF A SQUARE RIG SAILING VESSEL.

Late 19th early 20th century. America. Featuring a galleon with square sails and tall deck lantern, having good weathered surface with traces of original gold paint. SIZE: 33″ l. 36″ t. CONDITION: Spar detached, flag or mast missing, original surface, needs minimal soldering repairs to rigging, otherwise overall very good. 46721-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2303

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2304

AMERICAN PAINTED AND CARVED GILTWOOD SHIP’S BILLET HEAD.

The 19th century piece with gilt scroll work, carved from a single piece with black background. Accompanied by a quality wood and metal stand. SIZE: 8-1/2″ h x 23-1/2″ l. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. Northeast Auctions 8/17/2013 lot #786. CONDITION: Some wear and losses but generally intact. 49055-120 (1,400-1,800) – Lot 2304

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2305

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. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. 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. 49055-84 (9,000-11,000) – Lot 2305

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2306

FINE MAHOGANY MARINE BAROMETER.

The stick barometer having a tapered square shaft, the top with a hinged door to reveal barometer tube and thermometer. *NOTE- THIS ITEM CANNOT BE SHIPPED AND CAN ONLY BE PICKED UP AT OUR FAIRFIELD MAINE FACILITIES* SIZE: 37″ h x 2″ at widest. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: very good, filled tube present. 49055-148 (500-700) – Lot 2306

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2307

EBONY, BONE AND BRASS QUADRANT BY SPENCER BROWNING & RUST OF LONDON.

A fine instrument appearing to have all of its parts, the scale from 0 – 95. SIZE: 16″ t x 13″ w. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good. 49055-198 (400-600) – Lot 2307

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2308

TWO DOUBLE CASED SHIP’S CHRONOMETERS.

20th century. Both with double gimbals in interior case with hinged inspection top. 1) Hamilton Watch Company, the brass bezel ring marked “9854”, the movement marked “Model 22-21 Jewels US Navy-BU. Ships-1943”, the movement marked “2F27552”. 2) Hamilton Watch Company, dial marked “2E10788 US Maritime Commission”. Key present. SIZE: 1) 8″ square. 2) 10″ square. CONDITION: Very good, unknown working order. 48927-7 (1,800-2,400) – Lot 2308

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2310

LARGE DISPLAYED EAGLE ON BALL WEATHERVANE.

19th/20th Century. Impressive copper spread winged eagle, retaining old gold colored overpaint, having good detail throughout with what appears to be original forged support to back of wings. Attributed to L.W. Cushing & Sons. Accompanied by a custom museum stand. SIZE: Overall: 36″ h x 64″ w. CONDITION: Overall very good, having split & old repair in wing tip due to a fold. 47395-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2310

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2311

NANTUCKET SEWING BASKET ON STAND.

Nantucket, late 19th/20th century. A very finely made example with a dark painted double wrapped top rim. Turned ash bottom on a mahogany pedestal. A rare and appealing form with good patina to basket. SIZE: 9-1/4″ t x 10-1/4″ dia. CONDITION: Good. 49242-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2311

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2312

NANTUCKET FIXED HANDLE BASKET.

Late 20th century. Nantucket type with rattan wrapped fixed handle and simplistic solid round bottom. The staves and rim appear to be of split reed and predict a manufactured by a crafter possibly not Nantucket in origin. SIZE: 12-1/2″ h x 11-3/4″ dia. at outer rim. CONDITION: Varnish stain fragile and exfoliating. 49242-5 (800-1,200) – Lot 2312

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2313

EARLY SWING HANDLE NANTUCKET BASKET.

The 19th century basket having a round beveled edge wood bottom marked “Robinson”. Having copper nail stave attachments. The carved wood bale handle attached by copper rivets, nice old patina. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h (no handled) x 10-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 49242-12 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2313

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2314

WATERLINE DIORAMA OF THE COASTAL STEAMER “JT MORSE” BY ROBERT H. MOUAT.

Plaque on the side indicates Eastern Steamship Co. Rockland – Mt. Desert 1904-1931. 3/32 inch scale by R. Mouat. Brass bound glass top, wood case surrounds the model in turquoise ocean cruising by coastal ricks. With a retailer tag of The American Marine Model Gallery Salem, MA. SIZE: 12″ h x 12″ d x 24″ w. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 49480-31 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2314

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2315

WATERLINE DIORAMA OF THE COASTAL STEAMER “MONHEGAN” BY ROBERT H. MOUAT.

Plaque on the side indicates Eastern Steamship Co. Portland – Rockland 1903-1919. 3/32 inch scale by R. Mouat. Brass bound glass top, wood case surrounds the model in turquoise ocean with a dock with light and netting in corner. With a retailer tag of The American Marine Model Gallery Salem, MA. SIZE: 8-1/4″ h x 9=1/4″ d x 19-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 49480-28 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2315

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2316

FRENCH BRASS “HOROLOVAR” LIGHTHOUSE CLOCK.

This fabulous clock/barometer/thermometer set in the form of a brass lighthouse set in a rock outcropping mounted to a green Onyx base. The clock circa 1885 from the French Guilmet Shop. The front having a inset 2″ clock and slightly smaller barometer, the sides set with 2 thermometers. The 15 day movement when operating, twists the multicolored prism light back and forth. Key is present. SIZE: 14-1/2″ to top of spire. 6″ square base. CONDITION: Working order, in very fine condition. 49260-1 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2316

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2317

FABULOUS BRASS SLOOP CLOCK.

Referred to as “Alice”, clock. Manufactured by British United Clock Co. LTD. of Birmingham, England. The brass sloop with 2 sails and rigging has a 2 inch silver dial clock mounted in the sail, the winder is an integral part of the back plate. The boat is removable from its simulated brass ocean base. 19th century. SIZE: 13″ h. x 12″ l. x 5″ d. CONDITION: Very good running order. 49260-2 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 2317

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2318

PERCY A SANBORN (American, 1849-1929) “ON THE PASSAGASSAWAKEAG RIVER”.

Oil on canvas scene shows a two mast cargo schooner being towed by a two man rowboat up a calm river. In the background is a settlement on low hills and on the right side a large estate referred to on the reverse as the “Fair Holmes Estate-The Earliest Home of Village of City Point”. City Point is a village of Belfast, Maine, where the artist lived and worked. Provenance on back of painting indicates Edward Beal of Wells, Maine, purchased this painting from Maurice Lord. Housed in a period molded gilt wood frame. Signed lower left “Sanborn”, titled on Sanborn’s Art Studio label affixed to stretcher. SIZE: 20″ x 36″. Overall 29″ x 45″. CONDITION: Good, minor surface grime, discolored varnish 49207-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2318

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2319

THEODORE VICTOR CARL VALENKAMPH (Swedish/American, 1868-1924) HEADING HOME.

Oil on canvas depicting a three masted clipper ship viewed from the stern heading towards the horizon. The choppy waters are a stark contrast to the smooth gray sky. SIZE: 16″ x 20″. Overall 21″ x 24-3/4″. CONDITION: Good, craquelure throughout 49190-6 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2319

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2320

FINE SAILORS CASED DOUBLE VALENTINE.

Second half 19th Century American. The mahogany hinged octagonal case fitted with intricately designed shellwork. One side with central heart beneath flower, “FORGET ME NOT” framing the heart all within shellwork circular and octagonal borders. SIZE: 3-1/4″ h x 11-1/2 dia overall. CONDITION: The case cleaned and polished. The shellwork intact and original. Very good overall. 49191-32 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2320

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2321

OUTSTANDING CARVED MASONIC MIRROR ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN HALEY BELLAMY.

The black walnut mirror having an arched cross-hatched framed mirror plate, surrounded by an elaborate pierce carved frame incorporating Masonic symbols including double columns with spears, compass, swords, the All-Knowing Eye, tools, ark & more. REFERENCE: “John Haley Bellamy Carver of Eagles” by Smith, page 90-91. SIZE: 31″ x 21-1/2″. CONDITION: Bottom most element repaired, otherwise very good. 49466-1 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2321

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2322

FINE CARVED EAGLE WALL PLAQUE.

Circa 1900 John Haley Bellamy, Kittery Point, Maine. Flattened half-round relief carved eagle from a single plank of typical form. Remnants of original paint, with thin varnished overcoat. The eagle depicted clutching a serpentine arrow. Ref: Pg 130, Fig 3 Folk Art in America Jack T. Ericson. SIZE: 9-1/4″ h x 23″ l. CONDITION: With very minor chip loss, uppermost wing tip. Otherwise excellent untouched condition. 49140-15 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2322

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2323

CLEAR-WATER DIORAMA OF THE PRIVATEER TEMPEST “ON ALERT”.

By William E. and William Paul Hitchcock. The glass cased model showing the two mast sailboat passing a British Caribbean outpost circa 1812. Two plaques identify the scene and also identify the artist as “A. Clark” (a pseudonym used to identify his collaborative work with his older son, W. Paul). The glass top having brass edges that fits into a wood base. Outstanding quality and workmanship. SIZE: 17-1/2″ h x 24″ w x 14″ d. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 49480-26 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2323

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2324

WATERLINE DIORAMA OF THE COASTAL STEAMER “PEMAQUID” BY ROBERT H. MOUAT.

Plaque on the side indicates Maine Central Railroad Steamer 1901-1931. 3/32 inch scale by R. Mouat. Brass bound glass top, wood case surrounds the model in turquoise ocean with Shoreline rock in the corner. With a retailer tag of The American Marine Model Gallery Salem, MA. SIZE: 9″ h x 9-1/2″ d x 20-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 49480-30 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2324

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2325

PATRIOTIC EAGLE WITH BANNER WALL PLAQUE.

Second quarter 20th Century Massachusetts. Pine carved plaque made by The Artistic Carving Company, Boston, Massachusetts. Nicely relief carved, the eagle depicted clutching a patriotic banner. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 34-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Shallow chip loss to upper edge and tip of proper left wing, otherwise very good with original paint and untouched patina. 49140-129 (1,200-2,200) – Lot 2325

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2326
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This mini portrait is on ivory. Please see our Ivory Position Statement. Please note this cannot be exported.

MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF NAVAL CAPTAIN JAMES LAWRENCE WAR OF 1812.

Probably Northeastern, second quarter 19th century. Finely painted portrait of Captain Lawrence in full dress uniform with sailing ship in background surmounted by gilt wood frame. SIZE: 5″ h x 4″ w. CONDITION: Good. 49355-16 (500-600) – Lot 2326

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2327

FIGURAL CARVED FOLK ART VERTEBRAE CANE.

Probably New England, mid 19th century. Very finely carved wood serpent swallowing a sailor with glass inlay eyes mounted on shark vertebrae with brass tip in old or original surface. SIZE: 34-1/2″ l x 3-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Good with breaks in two vertebrae from shrinkage. 49355-3 (800-1,200) – Lot 2327

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2328

NAUTICAL MOURNING LOCKET.

Probably Georgian, late 18th century. Gold case reverse painted of lady with trees, monument and anchor on domed glass with polychrome sailing ship on ocean. SIZE: 1-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 49355-36 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2328

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2329

RARE FRAMED SET OF FOUR ENGLISH COLORED SHIP ENGRAVINGS.

Numbered 1 thru 4, after paintings by John Christian Schetky (British, 1778-1874). Engraved on stone by L. Haghe. Published in London by Smith, Elder & Co. The four prints depict the battle between the H.M.S. Shannon and the U.S.S. Chesapeake on June 1, 1813. The first shows the battle commencing, second shows the first broadsides fired by the Shannon, the third shows the boarding of the Chesapeake, the fourth shows the Shannon leading the Chesapeake into Halifax Harbor. Identically housed in ripple decorated frames with watercolor highlighted mats. SIZE: Sight: 14-3/4″ x 17-3/4″. Overall: 23″ x 28″. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame, edge toning, otherwise very good. 49475-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2329

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2330

CASED SEXTANT.

20th century. Hezzanith Instrument Works, labeled England. Inspection from 1944. Intact and appears complete with brass and silver scales and 3 signing objectives. SIZE: Case 10″ square x 4″ h. CONDITION: Very good, some minor tarnishing. 48927-8 (500-700) – Lot 2330

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2331

MAHOGANY TWO PART CAMPAIGN CHEST.

British Colonial, probably India, circa 1840. The upper section is fitted with a secretary section in top drawer with interior drawers and letter slots. Stands on segmented melon type feet with typical flush mounted campaign hardware. SIZE: 39″ h x 35″ w x 15″ d. CONDITION: Good with patching repairs to both cases and some drawer lip repairs and brass corners. 49191-65 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2331

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2332

ENGLISH CHINOISSERIE TALL CASE CLOCK BY WILLIAM KIPLING, LONDON, CIRCA 1710-1720.

18th Century. The brass dial having silver ring & name rondel “William Kipling, London”. Time strike, brass movement with bell. Rare blue polychromed case having a tombstone door with chinoiserie type decoration in red & gold. The chinoisserie case restored in 1861. Two brass can weights & pendulum with bob present, no key. SIZE: 100″ h to top of finial x 19-1/2″ at widest. CONDITION: Very good to excellent running order, recently cleaned. 49371-14 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2332

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2333

AFTER THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH (English, 1727-1788) PORTRAIT OF LADY MULGRAVE.

A 19th Century oil on canvas copy of a similar portrait by Thomas Gainsborough. A full length portrait of Lady Mulgrave wearing a blue dress and a black lace wrap in an idyllic landscape. Unsigned. Housed in a period carved gilt wood frame. SIZE: 55-1/2″ x 37-3/4″. Overall: 64-3/4″ x 46″ CONDITION: Surface grime, shrinkage cracks and restoration. 47658-9 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2333

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2334

QUEEN ANNE CHEST OF DRAWERS.

England,1st half 18th century. Queen Anne figured walnut chest of drawers, with graduated two over three drawer configuration, on a bracket base, with cross banding and single arch molding. Brasses and base restored. SIZE: 35-1/2″ w x 21″ d x 34-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Generally good condition and surface. 1062-6 (400-600) – Lot 2334

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2335

MOURNING LOCKET.

Georgian, dated June 1787. Engraved on verso “ALL of: 10 June 1787, ELL of: 15 June 1786.” Red gold case depicting sepiatone painting of lady with trees and flowers containing woven hair mounted on the back. SIZE: 1-1/2″ l x 7/8″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 49355-38 (300-500) – Lot 2335

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2336

MILES MASON COVERED TEA POT WITH UNDER TRAY AND COVERED COW SAUCE TUREEN.

Both pieces unmarked, but having the distinctive shapes and decoration associated with Miles Mason pieces. The covered tea pot with matching under tray, decorated with a gilt Japanese style flower heads with trailing stems and rectangular sections. The cow covered sauce tureen having a resting cow knop and base with steer head handles, the sides decorated with molded gold edged flowers and a hand painted spray of flowers. REF; Plate 123 page 93, Godden’s Guide to Mason’s China and Ironstone Ware’s, by Godden. SIZE: Tea pot 6-1/2″ h x 10-1/2″ w. Under tray 8″ w x 5-1/2″ d. Tureen 5″ h x 7-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 49119-7 (1,800-2,000) – Lot 2336

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2337

PAIR OF MASON’S WINE COOLERS.

Gold decoration on a blue ground with added hand painted birds, flowers, and vines. The flared footed coolers have wonderful mermaid handles accented in deep gold. REF; page 190, plate 294 of Godden’s Guide to Mason’s China and the Ironstone Ware’s. Circa 1815-20. SIZE: 9-1/2″ h x 11″ w. CONDITION: Evidence of restoration, gold rubbing, some minor chips. 49119-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2337

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2338

MASON’S PITCHER AND BOWL SET.

Standard Mason black mark to vase, circa 1815-48. The matching pitcher and bowl decorated with vase of flowers with goose/swan in the Japanese tradition. SIZE: Pitcher 9″ h. Bowl 13-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 49119-5 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2338

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2339

MASON’S COBALT URN WITH DRAGON HANDLES.

The deep cobalt ground decorated with a flowering tree and insects, double dragon intertwined handles accented in gold, the matching cover with similar design and gold fruit knop. SIZE: 21″ h x 11″ w (widest). CONDITION: Small chip repair at inside rim, some gold rubbing, otherwise very good. 49119-3 (2,500-3,000) – Lot 2339

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2340

PAIR OF MASON’S IRONSTONE CARD RACKS AND A PAIR OF MASON’S IRONSTONE VASES.

The pair of card racks having no marks but photographed on page 149 of Godden’s Guide to Mason China and the Ironstone Ware’s, by Godden. The pieces having a blue background with gold highlights decorated with flowers. The pair of blue ground vases having mask handles and 2 panels of colored chrysanthemums. Impressed round mark to base “Patent Ironstone China”, circa 1813-15. SIZE: Card racks 6-3/4″ h x 6-1/2″ w (widest) x 3-1/2″ d (deepest). Vases 5-1/2″ h x 3-3/4″ w (widest). CONDITION: One card rack with “y” shaped large crack with chipped ends to the back. Vases have gilt rubbing otherwise good. 49119-6 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2340

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2341

WILLIAM AND MARY OAK WAINSCOT BENCH.

Circa 1700, English or American. With four bold archival panels in back and robustly turned front legs. The rails drilled and molded in the fashion of bedrails with arms that terminate with round scrolled arm terminus. SIZE: 40-1/2″ h x 74″ l x 27″ d. Seat h 16-3/4″ without upholstery. CONDITION: Good with pleasing old restored color. Appears to have always been fitted for an upholstered seat, upholstery not present. Iron brace running from bottom of front center leg to back added and two medial bows to sub frame of seat not present. 49369-3 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2341

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2342

OAK JACOBEAN CHEST.

British Isles circa 1680. Frame and panel joinery with applied geometric moldings to drawer fronts. Made as a single case with ball feet. The drawers are graduated and retain period hardware, including locks. Very appealing historic surface. SIZE: 43″ h x 36″ w x 22-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Good with minor patches and repairs. Ball feet have been replaced. 49191-34 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2342

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2343

MALAYER ORIENTAL RUG.

1st half 20th century, North West Persia. The hexagonal astragal medallion with sawtooth and crenelated edges with dense polychrome floral design on a blue-black ground with burgundy spandrels of flowering trees. The main border of scrolling stylized flowering vinery. SIZE: 4′ 6″ x 6′ 6″. CONDITION: Very good. 49118-11 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2343

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2344

INLAID GEORGIAN TEA CADDY.

First half 19th century, England. Fine small caddie, oval shaped with flower and drapery satinwood inlays, mahogany ground. SIZE: 4-7/8″ l x 2-3/4″ w x 4-7/8″ t. CONDITION: Minor cracks in veneer, filler on keyhole escutcheon, otherwise good. 49191-24 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2344

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2345

PAGODA SHAPED GEORGIAN MAHOGANY TEA CADDY.

Mid 19th century, England. Pagoda shaped mahogany with satinwood line inlay, bone inlaid keyhole escutcheon mounted on round wooden feet possibly old replacements. Interior fitted with two rectangular compartments with lids veneered and round receptacle holder. SIZE: 11-3/8″ l x 5-5/8″ w x 7″ h. CONDITION: Refinished, otherwise good. 49191-30 (600-900) – Lot 2345

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2346

MASON’S GOLD DECORATED COBALT TWO HANDLED VASE.

The wide ribbed vase having a flaring top with large handles. Impressed mark “Mason’s Patent Iron Stone China”, circa 1815-25. The gold decoration with flowers and leaves. SIZE: 12″ h x 10″ w. (widest). CONDITION: Very good with gold rubbing. 49119-2 (1,800-2,400) – Lot 2346

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2347

LARGE WORCESTER MASK JUG.

Blue crescent moon mark to base (c. 1755-1790). Oviform body molded with leaves having a blue decoration of parrot and fruit, mask molded spout, scroll handle. SIZE: 12″ h. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 1062-15 (500-700) – Lot 2347

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2348

MASON’S IRON STONE DECORATED SUGAR BOWL.

Impressed mark to base “Mason’s patent Ironstone China” circa 1815-25. The sugar bowl decorated in an Imari pattern and color, the bowl having 2 gilt nut handles, lid with flower knop and also impress marked patent Ironstone China. SIZE: 5-3/4″ h x 7″ w. (widest) CONDITION: Very good, gilt loss to handles. 49119-8 (800-1,200) – Lot 2348

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2349

GEORGE III CARVED MAHOGANY FULL TESTER BED.

Late 18th early 19th century, England. The molded canopy frame carved with guilloches, dentil molding and gothic fluting above the four posts. The headboard with square oak hosts joined to an unfinished panel. The foot with swelled faceted columns carved with tassel drapery beneath fluted columns and with stalk of wheat at the mid point above a reeded urn continuing to square tapering legs affixed with oval floral paterae. SIZE: Total 89-1/2″ h. x exterior 77-1/2″ l. (interior 71-1/2″ l.) x exterior 47″ w. (interior 41-1/2″ w.). CONDITION: Structurally very good, with normal and expected wear, old surfaces with rich colored patina. 22690-392 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2349

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2350

MALAYER ORIENTAL RUG.

1st quarter 20th century, North West Persia. Polychrome Herati design overall. Central diamond medallion with blue black field within burgundy red spandrels all with dense foliate devices and sawtooth and crenelated border. The multiple guard borders of scrolling polychrome floral design centering an ivory main border with trellis of floral palmettes. SIZE: 4′ 6″ x 6′ 7″ CONDITION: Good with even wear, colors are vibrant. 49118-10 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2350

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2351

RARE OAK WORKBENCH FROM THE JAMESON DISTILLERY IN IRELAND.

Ireland,18th century. Oak work bench with two wooden screw vices and slots for iron dogs. SIZE: 31″ h x 33-1/2″ d x 9′ 7″ l. CONDITION: Great old color and condition, with two wooden braces added at base to stabilize. 1064-10 (4,000-5,000) – Lot 2351

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2352

ADJUSTABLE FLOOR STANDING CANDLESTAND.

England, mid 18th century. Made of forged iron, having an arched tripod base with oversized penny feet, joined to a round tapered shaft. Spring loaded rectangular adjuster cage, with riveted double scrollwork, joining dish drip pans with folded edges and slotted candle cups. All black paint with age and oxidation. SIZE: 61″ h x 14″ w (across candle cups) x 14″ w (at base) CONDITION: Good patina and general condition. 49140-124 (800-1,600) – Lot 2352

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2354

ENGLISH FRUITWOOD REVOLVING BOWL HOLDER.

England, late 18th century. Finely turned with slipper foot type legs, revolving holder with removable pins. SIZE: 13-1/4″ h x 10-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Chip in revolving top part. Good patina. 49355-18 (300-400) – Lot 2354

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2355

QUEEN ANNE BURLED WALNUT SLANT FRONT DESK.

British Isles circa 1730. Rare blocked serpentine front, and refined construction, make this piece particularly attractive. A well crafted example, composed of 2 cases. The top incorporates a fall board which conceals an amphitheater fitted interior with well and prospect door at center. Valanced letter slots above blocked serpentine drawers and inset felted writing surface at center of fall board. The fall board is supported by 2 shaped candle drawers. The lower case has carved acceptance moulding for top case with 3 graduated drawers with applied cock beading and conforming bracket feet. Scrolled drop pendant at center. SIZE: 42″ h x 37″ w x 21″ d. CONDITION: Good condition. Imperfections with veneer patching. Refinishing and brasses period replacements. Shrinkage crack to writing board. 49191-63 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2355

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2356

KUBA KILIM.

Mid 19th century, very finely woven with cochineal, two shades of indigo blue, white, green, and brown. SIZE: 10′ 4″ l x 6′ 2″ w. CONDITION: Several holes, edge frays and tears, minor stains. 49355-44 (2,200-2,700) – Lot 2356

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2357

GOTHIC REVIVAL DOUBLE DOOR ARMOIRE.

Mid-Atlantic Region, Possibly Baltimore MD. 2nd quarter 19th century. Composed of gumwood and white pine in original mahoganized surface. Dis-assembles into smaller components for transport. The interior originally fitted with 6 drawers two of which remain. Bold gothic design with old or original surface. The armoir retains the remnants of a paper label on the backboard “Commander… / EDOUARD…” The label torn and now absent. This is a possible reference to the original owner. Additionally in two locations in pencil script “Danielson” or “Donaldson” “/West River” possibly a reference to a cabinet maker and /or location. SIZE: 91-1/4″ h x 63″ w (at cornice) x 19-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Imperfections, some loss to molding elements and top of anthemion leaf cut- approximately 3-1/2″. 49369-6 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2357

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2358

GEORGIAN TWO-DRAWER LIFT TOP VALUABLES CHEST.

Period brass bale handles with stylized heart escutcheon plates. The molded edge lift top having sectioned removable interior. Large side bale handles. All resting on a molded bracket base. SIZE: 10″ h x 23-1/2″ at widest x 11-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Box shows use with some repairs and scratches. One escutcheon plate loose but present. Otherwise good. 49055-214 (300-500) – Lot 2358

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2359
Revised: 8/14/2015

Please note: Great news, tokens accompanied by original container

33 SILVER QUEEN ANNE GAMING TOKENS.

18th century, England. Usually found with a round holding box which held 50, some of the finest silversmiths in England were known to have made these. SIZE: 16 grams. CONDITION: Very good. 49449-3 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2359

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2360

KUBA KILIM.

Late 19th century, finely woven and embroidered Kuba Kilim with unusual double sets of boarders in indigo, green, yellow, red, burgundy and white. SIZE: 11′ 10″ l x 6′ 4″ w. CONDITION: Minor yarn loss, overall good. 49355-48 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2360

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2361

GEORGE III STERLING SILVER TWO HANDLED CUP WITH COVER BY JOHN CARTER, LONDON, 1772.

Hallmarked underneath base and on rim of cover. Urn form on pedestal foot with two upswept reeded handles, the domed cover with beaded border and pine cone finial, the body engraved with a coat of arms and the cover engraved with two crests. SIZE: 16″ h x 10″ w (widest). Weight 53 tr. oz. PROVENANCE: Christies sale 1319, lot 402. CONDITION: Several small dimples/dents in body otherwise very good. 1068-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2361

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2362

FINE SET OF FOUR ENGLISH TALL CANDLESTICKS.

Hallmarked London 1768/9 makers mark IS over IV (Jas. Sutton & Jos. Bult). Each candlestick having a removable bobeche, formed in the shape of a Corinthian column with gadrooned base, weighted. SIZE: 12″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49265-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2362

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2363

QUEEN ANNE WALNUT TALL CASE CLOCK DIAL INSCRIBED THOMAS HUTLY, COGGESHALL.

The tall thin case with matched veneers having a hood with three quarter columns, glass door and side glass. The brass decorated dial with silver ring, roman numerals and inner secondary dial with two keyholes. Brass works with strike bell. Complete with pendulum and bob, two weights and key. SIZE: 86″ h x 16″ w. CONDITION: Generally very good with some old repairs, unknown working order. 49480-23 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2363

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2364

MAHOGANY FEDERAL TEA CADDY WITH EAGLE INLAY.

Early 19th century, England. Rectangular shaped mahogany tea caddie with line inlay edges. Fitted interior with two compartments veneered with line inlaid edge. SIZE: 8″ w x 4-5/8″ d x 5-1/8″ t. CONDITION: Restored and enhanced with Federal inlaid eagle motifs, keyhole escutcheon is probably replaced. 49191-19 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2364

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2365

ARCHITECTURAL PAINTED TEA CADDY.

Late 19th century, England. In the style of a Tudor house. Polychrome painted architectural details. Interior fitted with two compartments. SIZE: 7-7/8″ l x 7″ h x 4-5/8″ w. CONDITION: Scattered re-paint, otherwise good. 49191-20 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2365

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2366

VERY FINE MINIATURE OF MEETING HOUSE.

Georgian, late 18th century. Very finely painted with figures in courtyard in brass and gold locket, original pin. SIZE: 3/4″ x 5/8″. CONDITION: Good with some dents to case. 49355-37 (400-600) – Lot 2366

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2367
Revised: 8/14/2015

Please note: Great news, this rug and its maker are referenced in “American Hooked and Sewn Rugs, Folk Art Underfoot” by Joel and Kate Kopp.

FOLK ART HOOK RUG “ALWAYS SAVE THE WOMEN FIRST”.

This fabulous hooked rug shows firemen saving women from a burning building leaving the men to their own peril. Titled on bottom and attributed to James and Mercedes Hutchinson of Brooklyn, New York, 1930-1990. Presently backed and mounted to a wood frame. REFERENCE: The maker discussed in: “American Hooked and Sewn Rugs Folk Under Foot” by Joe and Kate Copp. SIZE: 34″ h x 49″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 49202-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2367

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2368

FIRE PUMPER PARADE LANTERN.

American mid 19th century. Silver plated brass with gilded eagle finial. Wheel cut acid etched lenses, two of which are cased glass, one blue with a geometric and foliate design, one red with the numeral “1” at front Two clear lenses, one with fire pumper cut and etched, the other clear lens bearing an eagle landing on a bough. An impressive, intact piece of early fire fighting memorabilia. SIZE: 23″ l x 9″ d. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good condition. Burner is electrified. 49055-83 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2368

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2369

CHILD’S PAINTED LEATHER AND METAL FIRE HELMET.

A small size antique 19th century helmet in green and gold paint, marked “39” underneath. An applied metal shield holder affixed to top front of hat. SIZE: 8-1/4″ h x 10″ l x 6-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Some breaks to leather stitching, back flap with 2″ tear, some wear, good. 49055-149 (400-600) – Lot 2369

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2370

PAWTUCKET FIRE DEPARTMENT LANTERN.

Pawtucket circa 1862. 19th century fireman’s lantern from Pawtucket Fire Dept. Wheel cut and acid etched engraved shade. Gothic lettering “Pawtucket Fire Dept” with trailing vine flourishes. Lantern in typical form in brass with pierced stars above and below shade. Original burner, signed “Patent J. Sangster March 25, 1862”. SIZE: 17-3/4″ h x 6-1/4″ d. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good condition retaining some of the original lacquer surface. 49055-77 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2370

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2371

CARVED AND PAINTED SPREAD WING EAGLE AND SHIELD PLAQUE.

The deep carved spread wing eagle grasping a red, white and blue shield perched on a spiral turned branch. The eagle decorated in gold. SIZE: 28-1/2″ h x 40-1/2″ at widest. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Some rubs and light scrapes, very good. 49055-91 (5,500-6,500) – Lot 2371

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2372

ANTIQUE PAINTED BARBER’S POLE IN THE FORM OF A MARCHING STAFF.

Spiral painted tapering post ending in a blue painted ball top. Original hanging chain hardware and beveled bottom to mount against wall. SIZE: 51-1/2″ l x 5-1/2″ ball dia. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Most of the post paint is missing, ball retains 40% of blue, fair to good with cracks. 49055-160 (1,800-2,200) – Lot 2372

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2373

EAGLE HOOKED RUG & EAGLE NEEDLEWORK.

1) The framed, behind glass, eagle hooked rug shows an eagle with E. Pluribus Unum banner holding a U.S. shield with four stars, one in each corner. All against a rose background with black, white & gold border. 2) The framed needlework shows a relief eagle holding a shield with two flags including a cannon & anchor. Housed in an antique gilt frame with gilt liner and white mat behind glass. SIZE: 1) Rug only: 33″ x 42″. Overall: 38″ x 48″. 2) Sight: 15-1/2″ x 19-1/4″. Overall: 24-3/4″ x 28-3/4″. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Some fading, some silk threads loose. 49055-54 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2373

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2374

TURNED AND PAINTED BARBER’S POLE.

The straight shaft topped by a 14″ section of turnings ending in a blue ball, a hole in the top of the blue ball indicates there may have been a finial at one time. Old cracking finish. A Wrought iron “S” bracket added to side. SIZE: 46″ l. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Some over paint and cracking and chipping, generally good. 49055-101 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 2374

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2375

TWO CARVED AMERICAN PATRIOTIC SHIELDS.

1) 29″ x 23″ old cardboard with traces of original paint. 2) Carved, varnished 19″ x 15″ Columbian Shield with 13 stars superimposed over crossed fowled anchors surmounted by spread-wing American eagle. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Some original paint but red and blue especially have been enhanced. Reverse show original primed wood with chipping. 2) Very good with date “3-7-73 NYC” on reverse. 49055-205 (500-700) – Lot 2375

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2376

CAST IRON POLE TOP EAGLE.

Probably 19th C. Heavy iron eagle with spread wings & head facing right. Set on a small iron hub for mounting, presenting sitting on a black metal museum stand for display. SIZE: 15-1/2″ h x 15″. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good. 49055-145 (2,200-2,500) – Lot 2376

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2377

EXTREMELY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN: 928006 Cal. 25-20 WCF, beautiful 20″ round barrel carbine made in 1924 in rare 25-20 Winchester center fire cartridge. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent overall. Barrel and full magazine retain 95% of their original bright blue. Frame and lever contain about half of their original blue finish. Stocks retain most of their original varnish. Mechanically, gun has crisp action and bright, crisp bore with well defined rifling. 49055-178 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2377

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2378

THREE CARVED AND PAINTED BARBER POLES.

All painted red, white and blue, two of them with gold tops. 1) 43″ h, smooth turned post with wrought iron and wood mounting bracket. 2) 36″ l, boldly turned post with modern paint. 3) 50″ l, turned post with acorn top. SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: There are cracks and some minor paint loss, generally good. 49055-71 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2378

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2379

SHEET IRON ROOSTER WEATHERVANE TOGETHER WITH A WOODEN ROOSTER WEATHERVANE.

1) American, 20th century. The sheet iron example of folky highly stylized form and old weathered silver paint surface. 2) 20th century. The wooden example less stylized and old weathered wood surface. Both with contemporary steel museum type table stands. SIZE: 1) 20″ t x 15 l. 2) 11″ t x 17-3/4″ l. PROVENANCE: From the private estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Weathering with some paint loss and rust. 2) Old repairs with nails and wooden reinforcements to tail area. 49055-131 (600-750) – Lot 2379

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2380

PAIR OF MAHOGANY BOXES WITH BRASS CAMPAIGN STYLE HARDWARE.

1st half 19th century, possibly British Colonial. Well constructed out of quality mahogany with pleasing old shellaced surface. SIZE: 19″ h x 23-1/4″ l x 20-1/4″ w. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Fair condition with significant age cracks to top. 49055-194 (300-400) – Lot 2380

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2381

FULL BODIED SPREAD WING EAGLE WEATHERVANE.

American, circa 1900. A bold example constructed of repousse sheet copper with a very weathered gilt and verdigris surface. Mounted on a weathered red painted barn wood table mount. SIZE: 30-1/2″ t x 3′ wingspan. PROVENANCE: From the private estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Repairs to back between wings, age cracks and separations to talons. Mounting tube replaced, with re-soldering on underside between talons. Some dents and loss to surface. 49055-102 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 2381

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2382

GREEK BRONZE HELMET ARCHAIC PERIOD CIRCA 500BC.

Made of hammered sheet with a flaring neck guard, two parallel double ridges running across the crown from front to back; another pair of parallel ridges running across face of plate above brow. The perimeter of helmet has evenly spaced bronze rivets. This helmet is typical and unquestionably original and guaranteed authentic. This helmet measures 9″ tall and light weighing only 860grams which is typical for other authentic encountered helmets of this era. See antiquity auctions of recent sales (Christie’s or Thomas DelMar for comparisons). PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: There are several cracked repairs and several small holes filled with resin with applied patina. There is an age crack in upper right hand brow ridge at right angle, extending about 1′ in either direction, The back ridge for about 10″ has resin repair with added color to match patina. Several repairs are easily seen due to blue dye used in resin repairs. Helmet appears to be about 95% original and intact with the above noted repairs, typical of other ancient helmets offered on market in past. 49055-97 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2382

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2383

TWO SOUTH AMERICAN ANTIQUITIES.

1) 7-1/2″ h, Aztec (?) stone burial figure, the head and torso of a man with crossed arms on chest. Together with a stepped museum metal stand. 2) 6″ h, axe head adorned with 2 opposing parrots Moche (?). SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Very good. 2) Very good. 49055-129 (1,500-1,800) – Lot 2383

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2384

LOT OF THREE GILT DECORATED CARVED RELIGIOUS FIGURES.

Two of Jesus and one Madonna and child. Continental, 18th/19th century. Two mounted to wood plinths. SIZE: 10″ h, 11-1/2″ h, 12″ h. CONDITION: Losses to decoration and carving including feet, hands, arms and fingers. 48842-6 (200-300) – Lot 2384

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2385

WOOLLY MAMMOTH TOOTH.

The fossilized prehistoric tooth, has brown and white coloring with hints of black. SIZE: 7″ h x 10″ w. CONDITION: Good. 1064-14 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2385

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2386

MARINE SALVAGED PREHISTORIC FOSSIL.

Possibly Mosasaurus, circa 66 million years ago. This dinosaurs range was from North America and across Europe. This particular fossil was dredged up in the North Sea. SIZE: 4-1/2″ h x 11-1/2″ l. CONDITION: In 3 pieces. 1064-12 (500-700) – Lot 2386

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2387

TWO POTTERY ANTIQUITY ITEMS.

1) 10-1/2″ h, round bottom vase with rope hole at neck. Tapered shape with flat rim, 2 bands of pictographs of birds, separated with 3 red lines. Unknown age, probably Mediterranean. 2) 7-1/2″ h x 8″ dia., covered 2 handled bowl. Cover having red and black decoration with a cream ground, the base with a black finish. Unknown age. SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Both pieces have surface dirt and wear, the bowl has cracks in both pieces. 49055-57 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2387

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2388

FOUR ANTIQUITY ITEMS.

Lot consists of three 1″ wide Mochica tiny bronze bird pendants, they have been affixed to a modern metal display stand. Wonderful oxidized verdigris patina. And a 2-1/2″ long three dimensional gold(?) Paracas pincer in the form of a bird which squeezes together like tweezers would. Presently mounted to a Lucite stand. SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good. 49055-130 (1,000-1,200) – Lot 2388

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2389

HORSE JUMPING THROUGH HOOP WEATHERVANE.

New England. Cast lead head & sheet copper stylized flat body. mane, ears and tail are also composed of sheet copper. On modern museum style stand. SIZE: 31″ l x 16-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Good condition with a small amount of seam separation to lower front leg at top of knee. Surface consists of gold leaf, sizing and verdigris. 49105-1 (8,000-10,000) – Lot 2389

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2390

FINE ANTIQUE COPPER BEAVER WEATHERVANE.

First half of the 20th Century. The beaver having a flat cross-hatched tail, nail type teeth, upright ears and front feet facing forward. A wonderful aged verdigris patina, light to dark green. Comes with a directional set which shows good age through rust deterioration having two verdigris green balls. SIZE: 32″ l x 20″ h. PROVENANCE: Taken down recently from a Bethany, CT home. CONDITION: As stated above, very good, solder seam split at top. 49336-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2390

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2391

RARE & IMPORTANT “CASE” EAGLE TRADE SIGN.

Last quarter 19th century, Racine, WI. Carving of “Old Abe” rendered perched on a sphere carved with the name “CASE”. Carved in the half round from the solid. SIZE: 27″ h x 9-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: Likeness of “Old Abe,” a Civil War mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Mr. Case of J.I. Case Company, adopted the image of Old Abe as his trademark. This example is believed to be one of two used as an adornment for an entrance display at J.I. Case Company Dealership. From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Very good overall with finely detailed elements and with untouched patina. With minor, age appropriate abrasions. 49055-88 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2391

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2392

OYSTER TRADE SIGN “SHEPPARD CAMPBELL WHOLESALE OYSTERS'”.

The painted, oyster form sign is one sided with black-red highlighted lettering against a camel colored background. Two wrought iron ring hangers. SIZE: With hangers: 29″ h x 44-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Some loss to paint, generally very good. 49334-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2392

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2393

LARGE SCALE FULL BODIED HORSE AND SURREY WEATHERVANE.

20th century, New York. After J.L. Mott see, “The Art of The Weathervane” by Steve Miller, p. 32 top photo. Probably Washburn. A large and dramatic example with a Dexter type horse pulling a four wheel surrey with driver. A finely detailed example with harness, reins, detailed surrey and driver with raised whip. Very appealing patination of verdigris with remnant of gold leaf and sizing. Construction is cast brass head on horse, cast lead head on driver the remainder in repousse copper sheets soldered together. Wheels, mounting bar and carriage elements of solid and tubular copper or brass. Does not come with stand. SIZE: 57″ l x 19-1/2″ t x 10″ w. CONDITION: Good with some separation of solder joints. 49297-6 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2393

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2394

CARVED CAROUSEL HORSE, PROBABLY CHARLES W DARE.

New York, circa1890-1901. The decorative jewels predict it was a horse from the outside row of the carousel. The horse in rearing stance with turned head and flaring mane. An animated and appealing example. The saddle has a carved eagle head cantle, and the harness work on the horse’s head and across the chest and flanks is carved in low relief and mounted with multi-colored jewels. Having appealing crazed old park paint, and with a restored horsehair tail, as it would have had originally. Now mounted on a modern stand, with brass spiral twist pole and steel base platform. SIZE: 44″ h x 50″ l x 11″ w. CONDITION: Intact structural condition with appealing crazed polychrome amusement park paint. 49203-3 (14,000-16,000) – Lot 2394

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2395
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: There was a typographical error made during cataloging, the estimate should read $6,000 – $8,000.

SEATED BRONZE INDIAN CHIEF.

Unknown origin, late 20th century. Full bodied cast bronze with weathered verdigris patina. Chief is seated on rock pile covered with wolf pelt loin cloth, naked but for his head dress and moccasins. Chief is disrobing and regarding his reflection. SIZE: 32″ t x 18″ w x 31″ l. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of Michael Urioste of Gadsden Alabama. CONDITION: Good with pleasing weathered verdigris patina. 49354-30 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2395

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2396

MONUMENTAL NINE FOOT CARVED WOOD NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEF.

Second half of the 20th century, origin unknown. Well detailed carving with open stance in a “scout” pose. Holding a bundle of cigars in proper left hand and proper right hand is shielding eyes. Details of the head dress, knife, moccasins, arm bands, leggings and good detail in contrasting paint. SIZE: 105″ t x 41″ w x 28″ d. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of Michael Urioste of Gadsden Alabama. CONDITION: Good intact condition. Appears to be original paint with significant weathering and losses. 49354-8 (10,000-12,000) – Lot 2396

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2397

CARVED WOOD TOBACCONIST TYPE FIGURE OF A BLACK BOY.

Laminated, carved and polychrome in the manner of 19th century Tobacconist carving. Probably made in the mid 20th century and skillfully aged. SIZE: 42-1/2″ t x 15″ w x 14″ d. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of Michael Urioste of Gadsden Alabama. CONDITION: Good with cracks and losses to carving and some paint losses. Alligatored surface overall. 49354-10 (800-1,200) – Lot 2397

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2398

CARVED WOOD TOBACCONIST FIGURE OF A NATIVE AMERICAN.

20th century. Appears to be carved and polychromed from a single block of wood with tapered platform base. SIZE: 46″ t x 13″ w x 10″ d. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of Michael Urioste of Gadsden Alabama. CONDITION: Good with some age cracks and paint losses. 49354-9 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2398

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2399

LEAPING STAG WEATHERVANE.

20th century, probably Washburn. With cast zinc head and repousse sheet copper construction. Soldered seams and mounted on brass tube. Surface consisting of gilt, sizing and verdigris with patination. Museum type stand. SIZE: 28″ l x 24″ h. CONDITION: Good. 49105-6 (5,000-6,000) – Lot 2399

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2400

RARE EARLY CARVED FISH TRADE SIGN.

Mid 19th Century New England. The full body fish carved from the solid in high relief with old dry old weathered paint retaining original forged iron hanging hooks. SIZE: 11″ h x 29″ l x 3″ d. CONDITION: Minor age splits with some early losses to fins. Otherwise good untouched condition. 49140-142 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2400

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2401

FINE CAROUSEL HORSE HEAD CARVING.

Circa 1900 New England. The spirited full size carving well detailed with old dry “park paint” surfaces, retaining iron rein mounts. Now mounted on a museum stand. SIZE: 19-1/2″ h x 24-1/2″ l x 10″. CONDITION: Typical age related wood splits, areas of minor roughness around base of neck and expected minor chips and abrasions from use. No contemporary repairs noted. Good in use patina. Very good overall. 49140-18 (1,200-2,400) – Lot 2401

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2402

“BOOTS” TRADE SIGN.

Mid-19th Century New England. The pine carved trade sign painted with the name “BOOTS” in Gothic capitals. The boot in brown paint, sole and heel in black paint, mounted on an original iron rod. Offered with museum-style wall bracket. SIZE: Overall heights: 38-1/2″ x 14″ l x 3″ w. CONDITION: With old dry crusty painted surfaces, minor surface abrasions, in overall very fine unaltered condition. 49140-10 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2402

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2403

TWO TURNED AND PAINTED WOOD BARBERS POLES.

One 36″ l pole having spiraled red, white and blue paint, ending in two gilt spheres, a wrought iron hanging bracket attached. The other a 19″ l sausage shaped example in red, white and blue with mounting hardware attached. SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Surface dirt, some losses to paint from scrapes, scratches and chips. 49055-133 (800-1,200) – Lot 2403

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2404

APPEALING PIG WEATHERVANE OF LARGE SIZE.

Late 19th Century. With cast lead head and tail and repousse copper body, legs and ears. A very pleasing look of weathered age and use. Does not come with stand. SIZE: 20″ h x 36″ l x 3″ w. CONDITION: Dent with some loss to patina, surface is good; possible head restoration. 49297-2 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2404

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2405

FINE FOLK ART TULIP DECORATED DOMETOP BOX.

Circa 1820 Pennsylvania. The rectangular box of naive construction with hinged lid and butt joinery. The blue box with finely decorated surfaces of fanciful floral design including scrolls and polka-dot flourishes. SIZE: 5-1/2″ h x 11-3/4″ l x 7″ d. CONDITION: Leather hinges replaced and with slight abrasion on edges of lid and box. Otherwise very good untouched condition. 49140-109 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2405

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2406

RARE BLUE PANTRY BOX WITH ORIGINAL SPICE BOXES.

Circa 1830 New England. A complete set of seven pine spice boxes each labeled twice and with original contents and fitted lids. All mahogany veneered. SIZE: Blue box: 4″ h x 8-1/2″ dia. Spice box: 3-1/4″ h x 2-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Pantry box with minor abrasions, three spice boxes with small veneer loss. Very Good untouched condition. 49140-135 (500-1,000) – Lot 2406

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2407

FINE PINE APPLE TRAY IN BLUE PAINT.

Early 19th Century probably Pennsylvania. This excellent example with canted sides and shaped hand-holds at each end. Tray retains early vibrant blue dry painted surfaces over earlier blue. SIZE: 4″ h x 25-3/4″ l x 17-1/4″ w. CONDITION: With age appropriate abrasions and wear. The single board bottom with early shrinkage cracks, otherwise in good untouched condition. 49140-118 (900-1,200) – Lot 2407

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2408

“ETHAN ALLEN” RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE.

Circa 1900. Repousse copper with cast zinc head, with an appealing surface retaining most of its gilt. A similar example can be referenced in The Art of the Weathervane by Steve Miller, top of page 16. Accompanied by its custom museum stand. SIZE: 18-3/4″ h x 33″ l x 2-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Good, with very minor dents and seam separations. Weathering to the more exposed areas. 49140-4 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2408

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2409

SHERATON CHROME YELLOW SPONGE DECORATED DRESSING TABLE.

New England, first quarter 19th century. Having an overhanging top with backsplash, a sponge/putty decorated dovetailed drawer, retaining the original stamped brasses with stamped pulls, and delicately turned elongated vase and ball turned legs with button feet. Original vibrant paint, green pinstripe banding throughout. SIZE: 33″ h x 36″ w x 17-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Good untouched condition, with minor abrasions, stains, early tight age split on top. 49140-156 (800-1,600) – Lot 2409

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2410

COLORFUL LARGE BASKET OF FRUIT THEOREM PAINTING.

Mid 19th century. The American watercolor on velvet scene shows a 2 handled chrome yellow and red basket on a feathery mat overflowing with various fruits. Initialed “T.S.F” under right basket handle. Housed in a period birdseye maple veneered pine frame. SIZE: Sight 18-1/2″ h x 26-1/4″ w. Overall 22″ h x 29-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Very light toning, minor frame veneer loss, very good to excellent. 49140-140 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2410

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2411

FRAMED DOUBLE SIDED GAMEBOARD.

Circa 1900 New England. Laminated wood and pine board with original painted surfaces, nicely crazed and crackled. One side with vibrant 5-color Parcheesi game with unusual “Ying Yang” start circles. The reverse with 4-color checkerboard game. The whole with mitred frame. SIZE: 18″ x 18″. CONDITION: Very good untouched condition with age appropriate soiling, scuffs and abrasions. 49140-8 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2411

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2412

RILEY WHITING TALL CASE CLOCK.

Connecticut, circa 1800. The Hepplewhite cherrywood clock having a flat-topped bonnet with an arched door and free standing square fluted columns at the front. The case with an arched top pendulum door and simple box base with pyramid shaped feet. Original tin can weights, original bob weight and pendulum are present. Time-and-strike 30-hour movement. SIZE: 92-1/4″ h x 18-1/2″ w x 10-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Good, one foot possibly replaced, fillit on lower case to repair age crack. Extensive highly professional retouch to dial. Upper portion of backboard not present. Refinished case. 49289-6 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2412

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2413

IMPORTANT SHERATON MAHOGANY SOFA.

Early 19th Century, Salem, MA. Rectangular over-upholstered back continuing to downsloping arms with swan’s neck grips above fluted ring & reed turned posts. The whole raised on four slender turned frontal legs, the outermost with tiger maple inlaid panels. REFERENCE: Fine Points of Furniture, Sack, P 230, “best”, for similar. SIZE: 35″ h x 71″ w x 26″ d. CONDITION: Structurally intact, old glue repair to proper right arm. Typical later secondary wood replacements. Superb form in fine overall condition. 49140-28 (5,000-15,000) – Lot 2413

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2414

CALVIN CURTIS (American, 1822-1893) PAIR OF PORTRAITS OF EZRA MORGAN AND HANNAH NASH MORGAN.

Two oil on canvas bust length portraits of Ezra and Hannah Morgan. Housed in matching period carved and molded giltwood frames. Both are signed and dated on verso “C. Curtis/1877”, with frames inscribed “J. Marshall & Co., Bridgeport Conn.” NOTE: Ezra Morgan was a prominent person who descended from one of the oldest families in Connecticut. He died in 1871, however his wife Hannah lived until 1883. Their son, the Honorable Daniel Nash Morgan, was a prominent businessman and statesman from both Newtown and Bridgeport, Connecticut. In addition to a distinguished career in public service, he served as treasurer of the United States. In 1877, Daniel had been successful in various business ventures and likely commissioned the portraits of his parents after his father’s death. Also, Calvin Curtis is the artist who painted the official portrait of President Garfield. SIZE: 17″ x 14″. Overall 24″ x 21″. CONDITION: Minor surface grime, craquelure, and cracks and gilt loss to frames, 49360-1 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2414

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2415

AMERICAN SCHOOL (19th century) PORTRAIT OF FRANKLIN STEELE GREENE OF PORTLAND MAINE.

Circa 1830. An oil on panel memorial portrait of a young Franklin wearing a blue dress with white collar, surrounded by a trompe l’oeil marble window. Inscribed on verso “Franklin Steele Greene/Born May 11, 1827/Died 1831, age 4-5 years/Portland ME/Son of Roscoe G. Greene” Unframed. SIZE: 29″ x 23″ CONDITION: Overall good restored condition with craquelure in boys face, verso panel has braces top and bottom, a vertical split in panel has been restored with touchup and minor scattered areas of retouch. 49204-1 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2415

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2416

SHERATON PAINT DECORATED DRESSING TABLE.

New England, first quarter 19th century. The conforming top with molded edge, and a shaped scrolled-ear backsplash, above a deep three-drawer case. The drawers are dovetailed and have walnut knobs. Sheraton legs are ring turned and tapering, with spiked feet below the ring turning. Retaining the original tiger and bird’s eye maple grained paint. SIZE: 35″ h x 33-1/2″ w x 16-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Good overall, with very minor wear and small stains and paint losses. 49140-155 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2416

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2417

MAPLE MIXING BOWL IN BLUE PAINT.

Early 19th Century New England. The interior unpainted, bowl with shallow foot. Retains original blue painted surface with good patina. SIZE: 4″ h x 16 dia. CONDITION: Excellent untouched condition. 49140-22 (800-1,400) – Lot 2417

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2418

RARE BLACK PAINTED MORTAR AND PESTLE.

Circa 1820 New England. This fine maple mortar example of simple ovoid form with foot. The pestle turned with tapered shoulder and elliptical handle. SIZE: Mortar: 7-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Excellent untouched condition with only minor abrasions and two small tight age fissures. 49140-114 (500-800) – Lot 2418

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2419

DOUBLED SIDED PARCHEESI & CHECKERS GAMEBOARD.

Late 19th Century New England. This fine pine board retaining original painted surfaces. The first with vibrant, colorful Parcheesi board with 8-point faceted star in the “Home” area. The reverse with painted checkerboard. The whole with original brass corner buttons applied each side to protect playing surfaces. SIZE: 18″ x 18″. CONDITION: Minor age appropriate scuffs and abrasions. Very good untouched condition. 49140-7 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2419

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2420

SEMI-ANTIQUE PERSIAN TABRIZ ROOMSIZE RUG.

Wonderful center medallion surrounded by an ivory field filled with flowers & symbols. Nice rust border with nice soft colors. SIZE: 8′ x 10′ 5″. CONDITION: Even wear, good. 49191-74 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2420

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2421

WONDERFUL PICTORIAL HOOKED RUG.

Last half of the 20th Century. The rug depicting a Colonial connected home situated on a well landscaped property having a river with bridge and churchyard. The scene depicts Lake Champlain, the Old Ticonderoga bridge and Middlebury, VT scene. Unsigned, presently mounted to fabric & stretched over wood. SIZE: 35″ h x 65-1/2″ l. PROVENANCE: Formerly from the Estate of Edward & Rosemary Brady. CONDITION: Very good. 49240-4 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2421

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2422

HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT FRIENDSHIP QUILT FROM CHESTERFIELD, NH.

Center patch is inscribed with, “Mrs. Elisha L. Burt: Wilton’s School, In Chesterfield NH, Oct. 1851. This quilt is composed of tokens of remembrance from old friends, associates, and school mates”. A nine-patch variant, sometimes called a signature patch, with names and vignettes in the center of each. Additionally many of these have intact hair samples worked in intricate patterns contained in gauze. The edges on three sides are finished as a saw tooth pattern. The fabrics are of potent colors and patterns dating from the1st half of the 19th century. SIZE: 8′ x 8′. CONDITION: Condition is very good, with some toning and wood acid staining from storage of 150 years in a wooden chest. It appears that this quilt has never been used and was never bound on the straight top edge. The colors are vibrant and the quilt is unwashed. 1054-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2422

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2423

UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A DOG IN INTERIOR SETTING.

Oil on canvas scene shows a brown dog with human like face standing on a red footstool with a paw up on a side table. The interior background is set with a pewter shelf and large stoneware pitcher. Housed in a decorated gilt modern frame with linen liner, unsigned. SIZE: 24″ x 30″ Overall: 30″ x 36-1/2″ PROVENANCE: From a private New Jersey Collection CONDITION: Very good 49176-4 (200-400) – Lot 2423

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2424

FEDERAL / SHERATON CHERRY AND MAHOGANY FOLD-OVER CARD TABLE.

New England, circa 1810. With outset ovolo legs, serpentine apron with oval inlay at center. SIZE: 29″ h x 35″ w x 18″ d. CONDITION: Good, with old refinish. 1062-21 (300-500) – Lot 2424

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2425

BEEHIVE TURNED AND PAINTED MIXING BOWL.

18th Century Connecticut. The chestnut bowl in original Windsor Green paint. With pronounced beehive turnings and shallow foot. Nutty brown interior is unpainted. SIZE: 5″ h x 17″ dia. CONDITION: No imperfections or restoration. Excellent original condition. 49140-19 (800-1,400) – Lot 2425

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2426

APPLE GREEN PANTRY BOX WITH LID.

Circa 1820 New England. The ash and pine round box with bentwood handle, lap joined body, iron tack and wood pegged. The lid with single long finger joint. SIZE: 7″ h x 12″ dia. CONDITION: Shrinkage crack on lid, very minor use wear. Very good untouched condition. 49140-89 (800-1,600) – Lot 2426

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2427

FINE BIRCH TRENCHER IN OLD BLUE PAINT.

First quarter 19th Century Maine. The rectangular trencher with bold chisel marks and sloping sides, the exterior in original cobalt blue paint. SIZE: 3-3/4″ h x 19-1/2″ l x 11-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Painted surfaces as noted with fine patina, unpainted dry nutty interior with good surface. Very good to excellent overall. 49140-81 (800-1,600) – Lot 2427

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