Annual Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction
Totals Over $5.2 Million!

Auction: August 24th, 25th & 26th 2016: 10am

Preview: August 23rd, 2016: 9am-5pm and August 24th, 25th & 26th 2016: 8am-10am

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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Price
Description
1105
Revised: 8/3/2016

Please Note: Artist’s first name is Dominique, Canadian, 1965-. Also, Galerie NOT Galarie.

DOMINKIQUE GAUCHER (20th/21st Century) “L’ASSAULT DU NEW MUSEUM, 2010” WITH ALTERNATE TITLE “ENTREE AU MUSEE, RIMAYE, 2010”.

Oil on canvas Unframed Unsigned Galarie de Bellefeuille Montreal, Quebec label on verso SIZE: 96″ x 72″ CONDITION: Very good 50750-9 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1105

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1175
Revised: 8/3/2016

Please Note: The artist’s dates should read 1897-1980.

CARL W PETERS (American, 1897-1980) “STREAM IN WINTER”.

Oil on canvas Housed in a white washed wood frame with linen liner Signed lower right “Carl W. Peters”, titled on label affixed to stretcher SIZE: 20″ x 24″. Overall: 26″ x 30″ CONDITION: Very good 50652-13 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 1175

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1181
Revised: 8/3/2016

Please Note: The painting has been relined.

KENNETH NUNAMAKER (American, 1890-1957) “PLUM BLOSSOMS”.

Oil on canvas Housed in a modern gilt frame with linen & gilt liner Signed lower left “K Nunamaker” Pencil title & signature to verso of stretcher, also an owner tag indicating “A scene of Lou Fillings Farm” Newman Gallery label affixed to frame on verso SIZE: 22″ x 24″. Overall: 30″ x 32″ PROVENANCE: Acquired directly from the artist, through descent of a Philadelphia, PA area home CONDITION: Some touch up to upper edge, very good 50830-4 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1181

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1221
Revised: 8/22/2016

Please Note: Good News! This painting was illustrated on the back cover of Vose Galleries Exhibition “The Boston School Tradition, Truth, Beauty & Timeless Craft” June 6 – July 18, 2015.

WILLIAM MCGREGOR PAXTON (American, 1869-1941) “THE GOLDEN VEIL” (ALTERNATIVE TITLE: “GIRL WITH GOLD DRAPERY”).

Oil on canvas Housed in a carved and gilt wood frame Unsigned, original labels attached to foam core backing board from Hirschl & Adler; Abby M Taylor Fine Art; and two from Vose Galleries of Boston. SIZE: 32″ x 26″. Overall: 40″ x 33″ CONDITION: Lined, some inpainting, very good 50808-1 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1221

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1231
Revised: 8/22/2016

Please Note: Should read: Reverse stamped, marked and numbered “Madoura Plein Feu / Empreinte Orginale De Picasso” and NOT “Madoura Plein Feu / Empreinte Originale De Picasso / I. 115 / Exemplaire Editeur”.

PABLO PICASSO (French, 1881-1973) “VISAGE DANS UN OVALE”.

An oval black ceramic platter with ring and zig-zag borders centering an abstract smiling face Reverse stamped, marked and numbered ‘Madoura Plein Feu / Empreinte Originale De Picasso / l. 115 / Exemplaire Editeur’ Additionally numbered in marker under glaze ‘I 115 83/100’ NOTE: Conceived on April 8th, 1955 and executed in an edition of 100 Literature: Picasso’s Ceramics, by Georges Ramie, see Ref # item 274 for similar example illustrated on pg 141 SIZE: 15-1/2″ l x 12-3/4″ w CONDITION: Very fine untouched condition 50642-1 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 1231

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1256
Revised: 8/3/2016

Please Note: Great News! We have been contacted by the artist and have been informed the date of birth is 1951. Also, the title of this painting is “Through The Orchard-Black Bear-Mt. Katahdin”. This was the 3rd work in a series of three oils done for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine in 1998. It features Mt. Katahdin in Central Maine in the background and not a western mountain.

ADRIANO MANOCCHIA (American, 1950- ) BEARS IN A WESTERN LANDSCAPE.

Oil on canvas Housed in a molded wood frame with linen liner Signed lower right “Adriano Manocchia SAA” also signed and dated 1991 on verso of canvas SIZE: 20″ x 26″. Overall 24-1/2″ x 30-1/2″ PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector CONDITION: Very good to excellent 50012-147 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1256

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1301
Revised: 8/5/2016

Please Note: Artist’s dates should be 1723-1792.

ATTRIBUTED TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS (British, 1723-1792) PORTRAIT OF GEORGE MORLAND.

Oil on canvas Housed in what may be its original frame handling an oval stretcher Unsigned Verso of frame is inscribed “Master Rawl Sir H Lawrence” and in faint script “George Morland by Joshua” At the top of the oval stretcher is an impressed mark; Back stretcher has stencil “9826” NOTE: Reynolds & the Morland family were close and it makes sense he would have done a portrait at this time SIZE: 19″ x 16″. Overall: 26″ x 23″ CONDITION: Early lining with some inpainting, very good 50807-8 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1301

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1326
Revised: 8/22/2016

Please Note: Condition Should Read: Very good with some paint chips & loss.

GULAM RASOON SANTOSH (India, 1929-1997) “BOND”.

Oil on canvas Housed in a simple molded wood frame Signed lower right “Santosh” Partial typed label on verso and also title with artist & date of “62” on verso of canvas SIZE: 36″ x 41-1/4″. Overall: 36-1/2″ x 41-1/2″ CONDITION: Very good 50806-2 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1326

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1340
Revised: 8/15/2016

Please Note: Upon further research and examination we have determined that this work is “Attributed to Lord Frederic Leighton. Accordingly, as an attributed work, we do not guarantee the painting to be by Leighton.

LORD FREDERIC LEIGHTON (British, 1830-1896) MEDITERRANEAN COASTAL SCENE (POSSIBLY CAPRI).

Oil on wood panel Housed in a good fancy gilt frame with gilt liner Signed lower left “Leighton 1890” Also retaining a label on verso from the Continental Galleries of Fine Art, Montreal, Canada Board having an impressed stamp “Giosi/Napoli” in an oval Accompanying this painting is a folded letter signed by Leighton which he may be answering the original owner as to whether it could be included in an upcoming exhibition and is as follows: “I was asked yesterday on behalf of a lady who has very nice pictures and _ _ is our friend whether picture valuable. _ on loan with forthcoming exhibition and he was anxious to lend one of more from her gallery. I said that _ _ certain the idea has been given up for want of space but that i would make final everything in case any _ decision should have been framed – Will you kindly send him a line and answer? _ Your _ Leighton” SIZE: Sight: 5-1/2″ x 8-3/4″. Overall: 11″ x 14-1/4″ CONDITION: Signature & date may have been heightened or added at a later time, some touch up to upper sky area. 50811-12 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1340

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1351
Revised: 8/3/2016

Please Note: The artist’s first name is spelled Romualdo.

ROMUALDO BATTISTA FEDERICO LOCATELLI (Italian, 1905 – 1943) TWO WORKS: CIN! CIN! & ONE LAST ROUND.

Oil on canvas Housed in flat gilt frames with painted linen liners Signed lower left “Romuldao Locatelli” and “R Locatelli” SIZE: 76″ x 37-1/2″; Overall: 79-1/2″ x 41″ PROVENANCE: Purchased from a restaurant in Rome in the 1950s, then by descent in the family. Private Collection. CONDITION: Lined, restored with inpainting, otherwise very good 50553-1 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1351

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1407
Revised: 8/15/2016

Please Note: We have been informed by the gentleman who is writing the Catalog Raisonne on Onderdonk. He has notified us that this painting will not be included in the forthcoming Catalog Raisonne on the artist. Due to this information we are not guaranteeing this painting to be by Julian Onderdonk and the estimate has been reduced to $4,000-$6,000.

JULIAN ONDERDONK (American, 1882-1922) “EARLY MORNING”.

Oil on board Housed in a fine period gesso decorated gilt frame with gilt liner Signed lower left “Julian Onderdonk” Titled on verso SIZE: 11-3/4″ x 15-3/4″. Overall: 20″ x 24″ CONDITION: Very good 50904-3 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 1407

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1412
Revised: 8/22/2016

Please Note: Upon further and close examination, we noticed that the painting is lined and has craquelure.

ALEXIS JEAN FOURNIER (American, 1865-1948) FIGURE IN SUMMER LANDSCAPE.

Oil on canvas Housed in a carved and gilt oak frame with wide gilt oak liner Signed lower left very lightly green on green. SIZE: 19″ x 28-1/2″. Overall: 29″ x 38-1/4″ CONDITION: Very good, some minor inpainting. 50811-3 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1412

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1475
Revised: 8/18/2016

Please Note: Due to a typographical error, the estimate should be $1,500-$2,000.

MARTHA CAHOON (American, 1905-1999) SKATING UNDER THE MOON WITHIN THE CITY.

Oil on wood panel Unframed Signed on reverse “Martha Cahoon 1984″ SIZE: 11-1/4″ x 18-3/4” CONDITION: Very good to excellent 50893-10 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1475

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1477
Revised: 8/18/2016

Please Note: Due to a typographical error, the estimate should be $500-$1,000.

MARTHA CAHOON (American, 1905-1999) DRUMMER BOY.

Crayon Housed in a decorative wood frame with blue mat Signed lower right “Martha Cahoon 1987″ SIZE: Sight: 13-1/2″ x 9-1/2”. Overall: 21″ x 17″ CONDITION: Very good 50893-3 (400-800) – Lot 1477

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1478
Revised: 8/18/2016

Please Note: Due to a typographical error, the estimate should be $1,500-$2,500

MARTHA CAHOON (American, 1905-1999) A CHRISTMAS SCENE.

Oil on masonite Housed in a gold & black wood frame Signed lower right “Martha Cahoon 76″ SIZE: 16″ x 20”. Overall: 20″ x 24″ CONDITION: Very good 50893-2 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1478

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1548
Revised: 8/22/2016

Please Note: The artist’s dates are 1903-1983 not 1803-1883.

IVES BENOIST-GIRONIERE (French, 1803-1883) HORSE, SULKY & DRIVER.

Bronze Signed on base “Ives Benoist-Gironiere 5/8″ SIZE: 12″ h x 32″ l x 9” d PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector CONDITION: Very good 50012-122 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1548

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2056
Revised: 8/15/2016

Great News! Please Note: We have been contacted by a figurehead Historian from England who provided additional information on this piece. She originally stood in the gardens of Wiltshire family home at Hayling Manor, Hayling Island near Portsmouth Hampshire United Kingdom, and is believed to have been taken from a German vessel lost off the coast and taken in to the grounds, (we have a b&w photo showing this Figurehead in the grounds and could date from the 1920’s-30’s, when it was possibly removed from the grounds). This Figurehead was at one time part of the Pierre Dassy Maritime Collection, built up over a number of years by the Belgian Industrialist Mr Maximillien Dassy, and may well have been one of the exhibits at the Royal Brussels Yacht Club, in its exhibition entitled “1000 Jaar Scheepvaart” 1000 years of Ship Art from the 19th July to the 15th September 1979. Upon the death of Mr Dassy parts of the collection came over to the United States of American for sale at the San Francisco Auction House of Butterfield and Butterfield, in its English, American and Continental Furniture and works of Art sale, on the 27th February 1985 as lot number 1261 and from then sold to the present owners.

FINE CARVED SHIP’S FIGUREHEAD OF A YOUNG WOMAN.

Mid 19th century, New England. This wonderful example, carved from the solid, dressed in period robe with elaborate head scarf and jeweled tiara. Her left arm out-stretched with open hand and with well defined facial features now decorated in later paint. The figurehead with scrolling leaf-tips entwining a book on the proper right, or starboard side, now mounted on a modern display stand. The whole in later white paint. SIZE: 66″ h overall, 77″ w/stand, 66″ l. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: The figurehead with old shrinkage cracks, most with old stabilization. Foliate carved elements and book on port side, now absent with trace elements remaining. Some normal and expected dry rot at base of figure. Out stretched arm and face probably restored. 50800-1 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 2056

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2081
Revised: 8/23/2016

Please Note: There is a tear in the child’s dress approximately 1″.

UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A GIRL IN YELLOW DRESS HOLDING FLOWER WREATH.

Fabulous oil on canvas full length portrait of a young girl standing wearing a gold/yellow dress decorated with a vine of leaf & flowers. She wears black shoes & white stockings and holds a wreath of colorful flowers including white, pink & red roses. She has curly brown hair, blue/green eyes, red lips and pink cheeks. Housed in a period lemon gold molded wood frame. On verso of canvas has a canvas stamp as follows “S.N. Dodges/Artist & Painters/Supply Store/189 Chatham Cor/of Oliver St./ N.York”. NOTE: Through our research there has been a few portraits attributed to G. Gustemer which later have been properly attributed to George Gassner. Similar features include the floorboards the child stands on, the positioning of the feet, the holding of an item, the style of dress, the facial features amongst other similarities. SIZE: 36″ x 29″. Overall: 43″ x 36″. CONDITION: There are two small patches & another on reverse with corresponding minor inpainting. Very good. 50919-1 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2081

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2098
Revised: 8/5/2016

Please Note: The estimate should be $10,000 – $15,000

FINE BUILDER’S MODEL OF THE STEAMSHIP FREIGHTER S.S. ROYAL SCOT IN A CUSTOM DISPLAY CASE.

Circa 1930. The ship fully fitted with all working gear including hoists and anchors, booms and cranes, lifeboats, funnels, winches, lighting, storage compartments, etc. The pilot house and cabins and aft steerage cabin all realistically rendered. The decks either with simulated steel plates or simulated deck planking. The gangways, walkways and rails also beautifully rendered in simulated chrome. The single stack in black and maroon enamel paint conforming with the colors of the hull. The model accompanied by a plaque set in the base of the cabinet identifying this as No. 333 “Built & engined by/THE CALEDON SHIP BUILDING & ENGINEERING CO. LTD./DUNDEE FOR Mesrs. in THE LONDON & EDINBURGH SHIPPING CO. LTD./LEITH/1930/Length 260 ft. Breadth 38 ft. Depth 18 ft. 6 ins./engines 2200IHP.” SIZE: Case: 48-1/2″ h x 78″ l x 21″ w. Model 67-1/2″ l x 26″ h. CONDITION: Excellent condition. Model has obviously been well-preserved within display case. 50487-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2098

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2119
Revised: 8/15/2016

Please Note: Upon further examination we found that there has been some restoration to the tail and legs.

LARGE AND RARE CAST-IRON ROCHESTER HORSE WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th century, Rochester Iron Works; Rochester or Gilmanton, New Hampshire. This graphic example with sheet iron tail, with weathered black painted surface with some pitting and oxidation to the iron. Museum stand for display.NOTE: This form was sometimes referred to as a ” Formal Horse” by the manufacturer because of its sculptural beauty and imposing size. The Rochester Iron Works Company was known for producing weathervanes in cast iron rather than repousse copper; even though they were considerably heavier, they were well engineered and the weight was counter balanced well enough for them to rotate and change direction with the wind. SIZE: 32-1/4″ h x 38″ l. CONDITION: Structurally very good, with pleasing patination. 50839-20 (18,000-25,000) – Lot 2119

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2130
Revised: 8/9/2016

PLEASE NOTE: Comments made via email by foremost American flag expert and historian Steven Hill on Co. H, 92nd NY flag: “Painted by Thomas Savory of Boston. He did several for individual Mass regiments, and judging from painting style, also subcontracted through Charles Eaton on Mass state colors “made” by Eaton. Also did colors for Maine (check out their website) and NH and Vmt. No flags signed so far as I know, but newspaper accounts on several Mass regiments mention handsome colors done by Savory, and those non-standard flags are still in existence in Mass. Very interesting in that eagle’s vary greatly in size, many lap over one or more stars (as in this example). Stars apparently painted on in a rough circle prior to handing over to Savory, who then drew in eagle freehand, sometimes accidentally sizing it such that it ran over some stars. My favorite example is 13th Mass, two stars actually painted out with black paint and new stars of slightly different size and different paint jammed in wherever they would fit”. Few flags North or South can we ever identify to actual hand that painted them!

CIVIL WAR BATTLE FLAG OF THE 92ND NEW YORK INFANTRY.

This all silk hand sewn flag was the first flag of the Co. F, 92nd New York, measuring 50″ on hoist and 73″ on fly. The 92nd was organized January, 1862, in Potsdam, New York and this particular flag was presented at Camp Union, Jan. 10, 1862 to Capt. Orange Newton, then commander of Co. F by ladies of Stockholm, NY. The flag presentation was accompanied by a brass band and a speech of acceptance from Captain Newton thanking the ladies for this extraordinary flag that they had paid $80 to have painted. The 34 stars in canton represent the 34 states at this time. This flag is typical of early war presentation flags all silk with painted canton still retaining its red, white and blue pole ties. Company “F” of the 92nd no doubt carried this flag in the early part of war through the Manassas Campaign and the Peninsula Campaign. It saw its first action in the battle of Williamsburg. Early in 1863 after one year in service they were involved in the battles of Kinston, White Hall and Goldsboro, N.C. In March of ’63 the regiment occupied a fort on the Neuse River near Newbern, N.C. and named it Fort Anderson in recognition of their commanding officer. Here they were in command of several large cannon. The fort was attacked by 7,000 Confederates under Confederate General Pettigrew. The 92nd survived the attack and stayed on for another year, losing many men to disease in the southern swamps. Capt. Benjamin H. Webster who’s name is inked on hoist, “B.H. Webster Pembina, ND” left service and must have brought flag home during Ft. Anderson campaign. In a document of the Assembly of New York a national flag with the name of regiment “Excelsior Rifle Battalion” was returned by the regiment May 11th, 1864. “The flag was used by the regiment until it was so torn by bullets that it could not be unfurled.” This is not the regulation silk flag they speak of, however, that same legend “Excelsior Rifle Battalion” would fit on this ribbon and few letters that remain do fit this name, though, according to the restorer they didn’t know where the letters went and they were reversed. Benjamin H. Webster entered the 92nd as an original lieutenant in company “F”, he was discharged in January, 1863 as Captain, and must have retained possession of this flag. He later moved from Stockholm NY to Dakota Territory where he later died in Pembina, ND. This no doubt was the flag originally presented January 10th, 1862, to Captain Orange Newton and retained by later Captain Benjamin H Webster. This is the only surviving flag of the 92nd, though newspaper accounts speak of this presentation and the regimental presentation flag which others are unaccounted for. SIZE: Frame is 80″ h x 57″ w. PROVENANCE: January 10th, 1862 presented by the Ladies of Stockholm to Captain Orange Newton, Company “F”, 92nd N.Y. at Camp Union; Captain Benjamin H. Webster, Company “F” 92nd New York, 1862-1863; Purchased in Western flea market, circa 1980, then by current owner in 2015; Conservation University of Denver, Conservation Center, 1987. CONDITION: Red and white stripes are fairly intact, though red has faded to pale pink. Blue canton still retains good color as can be seen in photo’s with reductions of about 75% of the painted areas, though they have been backed by the conservator. The red ribbon also is missing its motto. Flag is well conserved and is pressure mounted with backing and plexiglass. Conservation report is available. Conservation was done at the Rocky Mountain Conservation Center at the University of Denver in 1987. Inked inscription on hoist is easily discerned. 50696-1 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2130

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2144
Revised: 8/15/2016

Please Note: Description should read: BRITISH 6-POUNDER SHIP’S GUNADE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY. This is a fine example of a cannon commonly found on early 19th century merchant ships where insurance requirements required a gun for protection from pirates or other threats. Along with 3 unknown patent projectiles that apparently carried lines for life of saving cannon.

ENGLISH CAST IRON NAVAL CANNON WITH CARRIAGE AND WHITWORTH STYLE SHELLS.

Circa 1840, England. Cast iron naval cannon with 3″ bore together with period carriage, Whitworth Style shells together with wooden ammunition rack. Tube or barrel with raised crown stamped between trunnions. SIZE: Tube length 38″, 55″ length overall. Carriage 35″l x 31″w. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Cannon with considerable oxidation and pitting, structurally good. Carriage with weathered surface, iron wheels corroded and pitted. Fair to good overall. 50800-67 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2144

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2145
Revised: 8/18/2016

Please Note: Description should read: EARLY 19th CENTURY IRON SWIVEL GUN MOUNTED ON A NAVAL CARRIAGE. Unmarked. WEIGHT: Approx 120lbs. Upon further examination, we cannot confirm, and will not guarantee that this was present at the Battle of Lake Erie.

RARE IRON SWIVEL GUN WITH CARRIAGE.

Late 18th, early 19th century, American. small cannon mounted on a stepped carriage in yellow paint. Mounted and in action at the Battle of Lake Erie. SIZE: Barrel length 26″. Bore 1-3/4″ dia. Carriage 11″h overall, 26″ l, 10″ w overall. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Cannon with oxidized surfaces with considerable pitting. Carriage weathered but structurally intact. 50800-96 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2145

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2218
Revised: 8/25/16

Please Note: Proper right leg broken off and re-attached.

WILLIAM IV BEECH CHEST OF DRAWERS WITH BIRDS EYE VENEER PANELS.

Third quarter, 19th century, England. The rectangular top with molded edge above the conforming case, fitted with a bank of two short drawers flanked by single deep drawer over three long drawers. All with thumb molded edges and birds eye maple panels, above the scalloped and shaped apron. SIZE: 46-1/2″ h x 42″ w x 19″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Chest retains well polished surface with honey-brown patina with original hardware. Very good overall. 50800-151 (500-800) – Lot 2218

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2231
Revised: 8/15/2016

Good News: This is a five draw, not a 4 draw. The size is 43″ fully extended, not 20″. 11-1/2″ closed. Also, the telescope is inscribed in script: Bate, London/Optician to the Queen.

FINE VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD TELESCOPE WITH TRIPOD IN ORIG FITTED CASE.

3rd quarter, 19th century. England. Customized four drawer 20″ rosewood telescope is offered with three lenses with 30, 50, and 90x magnification, and with customized solid brass tabletop tripod, all fitted within original rosewood box with deep blue velvet interior. SIZE: Telescope 20″ extended. Case 4″ h x 15″ w PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Optics in good order, as is telescope and case. Very good overall. 50800-54 (400-600) – Lot 2231

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2339
Revised: 8/23/2016

Please Note: 1) Upon further examination we do not believe that this painting is a work by Harvey Dunn, but most likely a student when Dunn took over the Pyle School. Therefore, the work is School of Harvey Dunn and as such we do not guarantee the work to be by Harvey Dunn. 2) NEW ESTIMATE: $800-$1,200.

HARVEY DUNN (American, 1884-1952) SPANISH GALLEON.

Large oil on canvas scene depicts a colorful galleon sailing away from the viewer flying several banners & flags. Housed in a carved wood frame. Signed lower right “Harvey Dunn”. SIZE: 46″ x 38″. Overall: 53″ x 45″ CONDITION: Good with abrasions along edges, discolored varnish, minor paint flaking sky 50593-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2339

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2383
Revised: 8/18/2016

Please Note: The description should indicate that this is Chinese School, Early 19th Century. Related examples can be found in Crossman’s book, The China Trade.

DECORATIVE REVERSE PAINTING ON GLASS DEPICTING A MOURNING SCENE.

Figure of a girl in fancy dress with black cape holding book, standing beside a white marble urn on pedestal, all within a wooded park-like setting. The border in blue and gold, with gold stars. Housed in a gilt carved wood round frame. SIZE: Site: 13-1/4″. Overall: 16″. PROVENANCE: The Richard Wright Collection, Skinner’s Auctions, Sale # 2481, Lot 628. CONDITION: Very good. 50893-7 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2383

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2428
Revised: 8/1/2016

PLEASE NOTE: Title should be SIXTEEN SILHOUETTE CARVED WOOD AND PAINTED SHOREBIRD DECOYS by ELMER CROWELL. These were not cataloged until late (just before catalog production) by a non-decoy specialist. When Mr. Julia returned to the office he saw them and immediately recognized them as silhouettes produced by Elmer Crowell. The entire collection came from one house and were originally cataloged to be sold as an entire lot and this is the way they will be sold. This will certainly be an interesting lot. Please see detailed photographs on our website showing both front & back of each of the silhouettes. Please note that most of them have their original carrying holes and many with their old & probably original sticks.

SIXTEEN SILHOUETTE CARVED WOOD AND PAINTED SHOREBIRD DECOYS.

All decoys but one have brown and white paint with spotted bodies. Six are 12″ long and have long, thin beaks. Six are 9-1/2″ long with short beaks. One 16-1/2″ long elongated with slightly curving beak . One is 9-1/2″ long with short beak. One is 10″ long with long beak. One is 9-1/2″ long with a different colored body. All are carved with split tails and realistic paint and tack eyes. Eleven sticks are present. Unsigned. SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: Through the Family of George Newton Procto III of Marblehead, Massachusetts. CONDITION: Each have a hole drilled through shoulder with some loss through chipping, minor paint flecks. Generally very good. 50574-7 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2428

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2483
Revised: 8/18/2016

Please Note: The two frames are curly maple, not mahogany.

PAIR OF AMERICAN PORTRAITS ATTRIBUTED TO ERASTUS SALISBURY FIELD (1805-1900).

Two oils on canvas depicting a man and a woman in three quarter length view. The young gentleman sports a cropped beard and is seated in a chair wearing a black suit with bowtie and ruffled shirt, the woman has pincurls framing her face and is seated wearing a maroon velvet dress with a lace collar and gold tone brooch. Each canvas is trome l’oeil painted with a giltwood frame motif and housed in a simple mahogany frame. SIZE: 40″ x 33-3/4″. Overall: 45-1/2″ x 40″. CONDITION: Both have restoration and significant craquelure. 50589-6 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2483

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2520
Revised: 8/22/2016

Please Note: Image is wrong in the catalog and online. The correct image is available online.

FEDERAL INLAID WALNUT CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Pennsylvania or Mid-Atlantic region. First quarter 19th century. Rectangular top with wide crossbanded and string inlaid edge above the conforming case fitted with four graduated long drawers, all with incised edges and shield form inlaid escutcheons. Raised on tapering French feet with scalloped returns and shaped apron. With original period oval brasses impressed with acorn and oak leaf design. Secondary woods are yellow pine and poplar. SIZE: 38-3/4″ h x 37-3/4″ w x 21-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Surface professionally polished, retaining good clear color. Small veneer repairs to apron, one triangular area of veneer absent. Backboards and feet original. Very good overall. 50270-1 (700-900) – Lot 2520

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3048
Revised: 8/18/2016

Please Note: After additional research we have determined this this is not by A.F. Hollming and not Faberge and therefore we do not guarantee the maker. It is Russian silver & enamel.

RUSSIAN FABERGE SILVER, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND DESK CLOCK BY A F HOLLMING.

The case having an easel back, rectangular front with blue enameling, having overlaid silver curtain swags and ribbons, accented with four small diamond chips. The outer silver frame topped by a ribbon crest. Bottom marked with the Faberge hallmark “88” (916.6 silver) with makers mark “A*H” (A. F. Hollming). The back movement housing also hallmarked the same. Unsigned movement having a white face, black hands, surrounded by a wreath frame, set with four diamond chips (two of which are missing). Accompanying the clock is a 2″ wreath decorated watch key. SIZE: 4″ h x 2-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Good, unknown working order. 36368-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3048

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3135
Revised: 8/22/2016

Please Note: Only one photo is available in the catalog. The other dress is shown in our online catalog.

CROW TRIBE WOMEN’S DRESS WITH COWRIE SHELLS AND CHEYENNE BEADED DRESS.

First half 20th century. 1) Crow dress decorated in seed beads, cowrie shells and bugle beads, bead colors are light blue, white, green, greasy green, orange, and red. Beaded on blue wool trade cloth with copper colored material edging. 2) Cheyenne beaded dress has seed beads sewn to soft deerskin hide, bead colors are white, orange red, cobalt, light blue, yellow with seed beaded strip designs on yoke, line beaded through center and beaded border on bottom. Profusely fringed on sleeves, sides and bottom. SIZE: 1) 34″ w x 40″ l. 2) 52″ l (with fringe) x 36″ w (across shoulders). CONDITION: 1) Very minor bead loss, some light stains on material. 2) Stiffness to hide and tears at neckline, tear in hide at mid section, in-use wear and spotting. 50620-42 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3135

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3164
Revised: 8/5/2016

Please Note: Title should read DERBEND STYLE ORIENTAL RUG, PAKISTAN.

DERBEND ORIENTAL RUG EASTERN CAUCASUS.

Mid-20th century. Three aligned geometric medallions, the center most pale turquoise flanked by terracotta medallions, all with polychrome angular geometric devices alternating with rows of stylized peacocks, all on a burnt gold field with a dense arrangement of flower heads, tarantulas, botehs and other geometric devices within an ivory main border of polychrome zig-zag lightning bolt elements within multiple turquoise, gold, brick and cream floral guard borders. A tightly woven example with unusual palette and design. SIZE: 8’1″ x 10’1″ CONDITION: Light soiling, rug retains good even pile throughout, some wear and losses to fringe, selvedge good. Good to very good overall. 50270-34 (700-900) – Lot 3164

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3167
Revised: 8/3/2016

Please Note: “Probably by Hoyt” should be removed from the description. This automation was made by Hoyt. We guarantee this to be Hoyt.

HOYT “BLACK FARMER” AUTOMATON.

Late 19th/early 20th century, Germany. Probably by Hoyt, original paper label now absent. Mechanical key-wind, die cut lithograph depicting black farmer in cap, checked shirt and overalls. Brass spring-driven clock movement controls the head to tilt left and right while mouth opens and closes and eyes also move left to right. The whole mounted in shadowbox oak frame with silver slip under glass. SIZE: 21-1/2″ x 16-1/2″ sight. 27″ h x 22 ” w overall. CONDITION: Backboard on frame a replacement. Movement original and functioning. Slight yellowing to cream background and to lower area of bust figure. Otherwise good and untouched. 50461-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3167

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3171
Revised: 8/23/2016

Please Note: There is a tab missing from the base of the bank.

CAST-IRON LIGHTHOUSE MECHANICAL BANK.

Circa 1891, American. This fine original example of a lighthouse and keeper’s house. Bank designed on rockwork with a hexagonal base with two slots for coins. The slot in roof functions as a still bank, while the second at the top of the tower acts as a mechanical bank. Round button at the top of the tower accepts the coin into the tower upon being pushed. The stack of nickels can be seen through the window apertures at the top of the tower, and the bank can be opened from below when it is full, having taken 100 nickels. SIZE: 10-1/4″ h. 6-1/4 ” dia. CONDITION: Original surface, paint on the tower with abrasions and spot losses throughout. Mechanics appear in good working order. Very good overall. 50316-1 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 3171

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3512
Revised: 8/3/2016

Please Note: The size should be 30 1/2″ not 3 1/2″.

IMARI PORCELAIN FLOOR VASE.

19th century, Japan. Made in baluster form, the vase is hand painted with detailed reserves of various shapes, executed in underglaze blue, iron red, and accented with gilt. SIZE: 3-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 50782-3 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 3512

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3517
Revised: 08/15/2016

Please Note: Title should read TWO JAPANESE STYLE SWORDS. 20th Century, Chinese or India.

TWO JAPANESE SWORDS.

20th century, Japan. Each sword having a signed steel blade with rope handles and metal mounts. Both come with lacquered sayas. SIZE: 39-1/4″ l and 27″ l, not including sayas. CONDITION: Overall good. 50782-4 (600-800) – Lot 3517

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3561A
Revised: 8/5/2016

Please Note: Date should read Late 19th/20th Century.

FINELY CARVED ALOESWOOD SCEPTER.

Early 20th century, China. The shaft encircled by small branches holding peach with an elder standing amongst stylized clouds. The head of the scepter carved with openwork displaying a large peach in the center held by leafy branches. Accompanied by fitted brocade box. SIZE: 14″ l. CONDITION: Overall very good with some natural blemishes to the surface. 50342-25 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3561A

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3562
Revised: 8/9/2016

Please Note: Pendant has crack and possible repair.

LOT OF PORCELAIN AND ACCESSORIES.

Late 19th century, China and Tibet. The planter in a flared four sided form standing on bracketed feet with inverted top rim. The exterior painted with scenes of figures and deer separated by groups of writing. Comes with a Tibetan silver pouch and tassel in the form of a basket and flowers. Also included is a carved shou form pendant, now fitted to a bracelet. SIZE: Planter 7-1/2″ w x 6-1/4″ h. Pouch 7-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Planter with pitting to the glaze. Deterioration to leather on pouch. 50270-16 (250-350) – Lot 3562

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3627
Revised: 8/22/2016

Please Note: There are no images showing this tapestry in a Victorian home that will accompany this lot. The date should be 19th/20th Century.

LARGE SILK KESI EMBROIDERY OF HERONS AND DEITIES.

China, late 19th century or earlier. The large silk kesi embroidered with the heron and deities in ocean setting motif, woven partially with golden thread, scrolled onto a decorated bronze horizontal bar. Lot is accompanied by images of the tapestry hanging in a magnificent ancestral Victorian home taken in 1897. SIZE: 88″ l x 59-1/4″ w CONDITION: Age related wear, loss of lining, and discoloration, a small amount of pulling has occurred at the top of the embroidery resulting in circles of metallic thread uncoiling. 50660-1 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3627

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3661
Revised: 8/5/2016

Please Note: Date should read Late 19th/20th Century.

CARVED ALOESWOOD LIBATION CUP.

20th century or earlier, China. The cup in flared form with relief design of branches and insects around the exterior done with openwork. With stand and fitted box. SIZE: 6-1/4″ l x 4″ h. CONDITION: A few lines extending from the top rim. A couple of small losses along the edge. 50342-26 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3661

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3671
Revised: 8/5/2016

Please Note: Date should read possibly Late Qing instead of 20th Century.

LOT OF THREE JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLES.

20th century, China. Each bottle in flattened form carved from off-white colored stones having apple green inclusions. Two with pink quartz stoppers. SIZE: 1-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Small rough spots around rims. 50342-32 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3671

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