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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2000

HANDLED SILVER MUG BY HESTER BATEMAN.

The 5″ mug of plain baluster form having a leaf capped scroll handle and standing on a splayed foot. Crest on the front with a stag above a banner that reads “OBLIVISCERE ET CONDONA”. Dated on the underside “1776”. Weight: 11 tr. oz. SIZE: See description. CONDITION: Very good. 50557-2 (575-650) – Lot 2000

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2001

COVERED SILVER TEA CADDY BY HESTER BATEMAN.

The 5-1/2″ h caddy made in ovoid form with beautiful scrolling flowers surrounding central cartouches with one containing a crest of a lion holding flowers. Hinged dome cover with urn form finial with attached locking clasp. Hallmarked on the underside and dated 1783. Weight: 10 tr. oz. SIZE: See description. CONDITION: Overall very good. Key not present. 50557-4 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2001

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2002

COVERED SILVER URN BY HESTER BATEMAN.

The 8-1/4″ h urn standing on a splayed foot ending at a beaded rim and having original dome cover. Decorated around the body with draperies of vines and flowers holding a central crest containing a figure in banner which reads “Furth Fortune”. Hallmarked on the underside and dated 1784/5. Weight: 10 tr. oz. SIZE: See description. CONDITION: Wear to the chased design. A few shallow dents in the body. 50557-5 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2002

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2003

THREE SETS OF SIX AND AN ASSEMBLED SET OF SIX STERLING SILVER ENGLISH SPOONS BY HESTER BATEMAN.

Set 1) London, 1783/84. 6-1/2″ long teaspoons having a beaded edge, no monogram. Set 2) London, 1772/73. 6-3/4″ long teaspoons, monogrammed but having a seated dragon at top of spoon. Set 3) London, 1785/86. 4-3/4″ long demitasse spoons, bright cut edges and monogrammed “PIE”. 4) London, 1774/75. Two 8″ spoons, no monogram. 5) London, 1787/88. Three 8-3/4″ spoons, not monogrammed but having a “standing lion”. 6) London, 1780/81. 8-1/2″ spoon having a lion and crown decoration. SIZE: As noted above. TOTAL WEIGHT: 27 tr. oz. CONDITION: Set 1) Very good. Set 2) Very good. Set 3) Very good. 4) Very good. 5) Very good. 6) Very good. 50557-9 (1,000-1,200) – Lot 2003

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2004

LOT OF NINE STERLING ENGLISH TABLE ARTICLES BY HESTER BATEMAN.

Lot includes: 1) London, 1780/81. 6″ shaker, high domed removable top having an acorn finial. 2) London, 1789/90. 5-3/4″ shaker, high domed removable top with a spire finial. 3 & 4) London, 1782/83. 1-3/4″ h x 3″ l matched pair open salts having four hoof feet in oval form. 5) London, 1783/84. 5-1/2″ l x 3-1/2″ h creamer with C-scroll handle, three hoof feet and decorated rim. 6 & 7) London, 1784/85. Pair of 3-3/4″ salt shovels. 8 & 9) London, 1787-/88. 3-/34″ salt shovels. SIZE: Sizes as noted above. TOTAL WEIGHT: 12 tr. oz. CONDITION: Generally very good, some minor imperfections. 50557-6 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2004

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2005

NINE ASSORTED PIECES OF GEORGIAN STERLING SILVER BY HESTER BATEMAN.

Lot including: 1) London, 1787/88 and 1788/89. Two 13″ skewers. 2) London, 1789/90. 13″ stuffing spoon. 3) London, 1784/85. 11-1/4″ stuffing spoon. 4) London, 1784/85. Pair of 7″ ladles. 5) London, no date mark. 5-1/2″ sugar tongs. 6) London, no date mark. 5″ pierce decorated sugar tongs with scallop shell ends. 7) London, 1783/84. 12-1/2″ fish server. Handle having different hallmark. SIZE: Sizes as noted above. TOTAL WEIGHT: 23 tr. oz. CONDITION: Generally very good. 50557-8 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2005

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2006

FOUR PIECE LOT OF GEORGIAN SILVER.

1) A 6-1/4″ ovoid form teapot by Hester Bateman with design of vines and flowers surrounding central monograms. 2) A 6″ h handled teapot by Hester Bateman with armorial crests having a banner that reads “Furth Fortune”. 3) A 6-1/2″ h handled cream jug by Hester Bateman with the same crest reading “Furth Fortune”. 4) A 6-1/4″ dia footed teapot stand by Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp with eagle crest. Total weight: 36.3 tr. oz. SIZE: See description. CONDITION: 1) Wear to design around body, minor denting, wood handle possibly a replacement. 2) Light wear to design around body, solder repair to edge of base. 3) Shallow dents around body. Repair to of handle. 4) Very good. 50557-3 (3,500-4,500) – Lot 2006

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2007

LARGE HANDLED SILVER CAKE BASKET BY WILLIAM PLUMMER.

The 15″ w basket in oval form with hinged handle and delicate openwork border. The foot surrounded by a beaded edge. Hallmarked around the rim and dated 1782/3. Weight: 45 tr. oz. SIZE: See description. CONDITION: Very good. 50557-10 (2,200-3,200) – Lot 2007

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2008

GEORGIAN STERLING TWO-HANDLED TRAY BY WILLIAM BENNETT.

London, 1797/98, hallmarked “WB” (William Bennett). Oval platter having two ribbed handles, engraved inner border with foliate scrolls and flower heads, the center having a beautiful family crest in shield form, having a center triangle with crown marked “KHARTOUM” surrounded by foliate scrolls. SIZE: 22″ w (including handles) x 14″ deep. TOTAL WEIGHT: 68 tr. oz. CONDITION: Very good, only very light surface scratches. 50557-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2008

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2009

LARGE COVERED FOOTED TWO-HANDLED SILVER TUREEN BY JOHN WAKELIN & WILLIAM TAYLOR.

London, 1781-82. The oval deep tureen set on an oval foot with bead edge. The bowl having half-fluted design, high looped handles with ribbed design. Fully hallmarked on base with makers mark “I.W. & W.T”. The cover having a fruit nut knop. The edge having four hallmarks which are cut at mid-point. SIZE: SIZE: 10-3/4″ h x 15-1/2″ across handles. TOTAL WEIGHT: 69 tr. oz. CONDITION: Very good. 50685-2 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2009

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2010

GEORGIAN SILVER COVERED SERVING DISH BY WILLIAM BURWASH.

The 13-1/2″ l covered dish heavily decorated around the border with a continuous band of flowers done in relief. Comes with original cover having detachable handle with splayed leaf base. Etched crest on front of a cockerel and crown within a cartouche. Hallmarked on both the cover and bowl with the date 1818. Weight: 60 tr. oz. SIZE: See description. CONDITION: Overall very good. Two small dents to cover corners. 50557-7 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2010

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2011

GEORGIAN STERLING TANKARD BY EDWARD FENNELL.

London, 1795/6 & 1792/3. The tankard having double bands of narrow ribs, flat top with reticulated, thumb-lift and gold wash interior. A family crest having a serpent head with key in mouth and banner above “Faitheul More Faitheul”. SIZE: 7″ h. TOTAL WEIGHT: 28 tr oz. CONDITION: Very good. 50557-14 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2011

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2012

MONTAGUE DAWSON (British, 1890-1973) “THE LOFTY TRADER -THE SCOTTISH MOORS BUILT 1890”.

Large oil on canvas nautical scene shows a large tall ship in full sale sailing toward viewer at a slight angle. Several men are on deck and seagulls fly off the stern. A few sailboats can be seen on the horizon with a low land mass. Expansive blue and white cloud sky. Housed in a gilt decorated frame with title and artist plaque. Signed lower left, “Montague Dawson”. On verso is a label with artist and title, also a stamp from Peikin-Mueller, Inc Art Dealers, NY. SIZE: 42″ x 28″. Overall 48″ x 34″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Some paint separation in the upper clouds, otherwise very good. 50012-45 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 2012

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2013

MONTAGUE DAWSON (British, 1890-1973) “THE RACE”.

Oil on canvas yacht racing scene shows 2 boats with wind filled sails, sailing left to right in white waved tipped green ocean. Vessel in foreground manned by 3 men, captain at the rudder, all under a light blue and cloud sky. Signed lower left “Montague Dawson”. Housed in a shadow box type frame with linen, gold and white painted liner, also having a gilt wood title and artist plaque. On verso are Christie’s New York labels and a Cheryle A. Harrison Conservator, Vancouver, Canada label. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. Overall 32-1/4″ x 44-1/4″ PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Lined, craquelure, otherwise good to very good. 50012-44 (100,000-200,000) – Lot 2013

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2014

MONTAGUE J. DAWSON (British, 1890-1973) “OFF THE STORM BOUND HORN”.

Oil on canvas laid down on board nautical scene shows 3-mast ship sailing left to right away from viewer on high swelled seas. Ship is shown with half sails up under a colorful sky with dark and light clouds, yellow and salmon colored horizon. Unsigned front but having on verso an attached letter from Frost & Reed of London, authenticating the work as by Dawson, also indicating the pen written title on verso is in the hand of Dawson. Pencil inscription on verso stating “Christmas 1956 number 2954″. Housed in a gilt decorated frame with painted liner having title and artist plaque. As indicated in letter, this probably was a study for a larger painting. SIZE: 11-3/4″ x 15-3/4″. Overall 17″ x 21”. PROVENANCE: Northeast Auction 8/20/06, lot# 1178; Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good, some very minor vertical craquelure. 50012-46 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 2014

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2015

TWO RARE ONION PORT AND STARBOARD SHIP’S LANTERNS.

Second half 19th century. England. An associated pair painted sheet iron lanterns. One by “Steam Drifters Stores, Co., Ltd, Lowestoft” with original red onion glass shade. Collar with orig maker’s plaque with shaped cone vent, iron cage and base with original kerosene lamp insert. Second marked “WM. Harvie & Co., Ltd, Birmingham” on original marker’s plaque on collar. Original blue onion glass shade. Crimped cone vent top similar to previous lantern. Lantern retains original tin reservoir fitted with kerosene burner. SIZE: 1) 14″ h, excluding handles. 2) 13-1/2″ h, excluding handles. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Both lanterns orig as stated. Shades intact. Tin reservoir of second lantern needs re-attachment of burner and cap. Metal surfaces with normal expected corrosion. Paint loss within normal parameters. Very good overall. 50800-93 (500-1,000) – Lot 2015

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2016

RARE SHIP’S ONION LAMP BY ELISHA WEBB & CO.

Late 19th, early 20th century. Philadelphia, PA. This iron onion lantern with orig red glass globe fixed within an iron cage. Crown bearing manufacturer’s stamp of Elisha Webb & son with South Delaware Avenue address. Lantern now electrified and accompanied by link chain and ceiling cap. Original burner and base plate now absent. Current brick red paint surface is later and over earlier white and black surfaces. SIZE: 21″ h lantern only. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Base and paint surface as previously noted. Cage with normal and expected corrosion. Lens intact and original. Good overall. 50800-70 (300-500) – Lot 2016

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2017

PAINTED TIN SHIP’S LANTERN WITH RARE BLUE-GREEN ONION GLASS GLOBE.

Hanging lantern with fluted smoke vent, mounted with onion glass globe within four spoke cage,on cylindrical base. Fitted with original kerosene lamp oil canister. SIZE: 15″ h. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Structurally good with multiple layers of paint. Corrosion to upper collar at globe. Original burner present. Otherwise good. 50800-113 (400-600) – Lot 2017

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2018

LIFE SIZE COPPER FIGURE OF A SAILOR WAVING HIS CAP.

Figure in typical sailor’s outfit and stands on an integral stepped copper base with coiled rope. Last half of the 20th Century. SIZE: 84-1/2″ total h. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good with partial verdigris patina from outdoor exposure. 50012-80 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2018

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2019

FINE ANTIQUE DOUBLE SHELL SAILOR’S VALENTINE.

Double hinged folding octagon shaped frame holds on each side a different colorful shell arrangement. One with a circle and eight pointed star; the other a heart surrounded by circles. SIZE: Closed: 10″. Open: 10″ h x 20″ l. CONDITION: Very good. Missing clasp. 50641-23 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2019

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2020

OUTSTANDING SHIP DECORATED ANTIQUE TOLE WARE TRAY.

The painting of the ship is on paper, which has been laid down on the tole ware tray, most likely done at the same time that the nautical decoration was drawn on the upturned border. The nautical decoration includes sea, fish, shells on coral vines. The central ship shows “the Iris” with three masts in full sail, sailing left to right with American flag. The legend below the ship is as follows “Ship Iris of Salem, John Conway Master, leaving Naples, 1806″. SIZE: 22″ x 30”. CONDITION: Some yellowed varnish, surface dirt, generally good. 50440-11 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2020

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2021

SWING-HANDLED NANTUCKET LIGHT SHIP BASKET BY AD WILLIAMS, 1922.

Oval basket having a carved wood swing-handle, oval wood base which retains a label “Light Ship Basket made by A.D. Williams 120 Orange Street, Nantucket, Mass 1922”. Without handle, it is 5-1/4″ high, 8″ wide and 6-1/2″ deep. SIZE: As noted above. CONDITION: Nice, light honey brown patina, one small break, otherwise very good. 50552-8 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2021

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2022

SWING HANDLE NANTUCKET BASKET.

First quarter 20th century, Nantucket Island, MA. This nice split rattan and ash, unsigned example with original sage green paint. Round basket with carved ash handle affixed with brass rivet mounts and leather washers. Rim brass tacked and rattan wrapped. Ash base in 2-parts. SIZE: 7-1/4″ h x 11-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Very good, untouched original condition with minor single weave loss in lower quadrant. 50576-17 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2022

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2023

ROBERT SALMON (American/Scottish, 1775-ca. 1848) OUTWARD BOUND, LONG ISLAND HEAD, BOSTON HARBOR.

Outstanding oil on wood panel shows a 3-mast ship with part sails up, sailing away from viewer flying American flag. Many people are seen on deck with 2 crew members up on rigging. Several other smaller boats are coming and going past a grass topped sandy cliff. All under a pink highlighted white/gray cloud sky with glimpses of blue. Signed bottom right “R.S. 1832”. Housed in a gesso decorated gilt frame with gilt liner, retaining a Vallejo Gallery label to verso. On verso of panel is written “No. 760 Painted by R. Salmon 1832”, also 2 old pen written taped paper inscriptions. NOTE: Previous owner’s research indicates that the ship may be the “Packet Lintin” that carried Captain Robert Bennet Forbes to China on his first voyage in 1829. The ship is seen heading out through Broad Sound Channel between Long Island Head and Deer Island. Lovell’s Island appears low on the ships port bow. Captain Forbes was one of Boston’s premier merchants and the original purchaser of this painting and he also commissioned several others. EXHIBITED: The Seventh Exhibition of Paintings. Athenaeum Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, 1833: Long Island Head, Number 25. American Section of the Art Exposition of Chile in 1910. Number 23 (Reference incomplete) See label, in Spanish on reverse of the painting, translation of which reads; “#23. R. Salmon, a marine painter. His works are very scarce”. CATALOGED: The artist’s account book; No. 760. 2 ½ day. 15 ½ by 13. Ship going out upright, with Long Island Head. To Mr. Forbes. Sold in the Athenaeum. 35 dol. ILLUSTRATED: Letters From China. The Canton-Boston Correspondence of Robert Bennett Forbes, 1838-1840 by Phyllis Forbes Kerr, Mystic Seaport Museum, 1996. Pages 18-19. SIZE: 15-1/2″ x 13″. Overall 21-3/4″ x 19-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Captain Robert Bennet Forbes, Boston; Admiral Simpson (Chilean Navy); Alvaro Casanova (Chilean Artist); Ambassador Claude G. Bowers (Chile); Private Collection, Florida; Private Collection, New York; Private Collection, California; Private Collection, Ohio; Vallejo Gallery Newport Beach CA.; Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Inpainting to horizontal crack, minor touchup elsewhere, very good. 50012-54 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 2023

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2024

JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (American/British 1817-1894) YACHTING IN NEW YORK HARBOR.

Oil on board laid to particle board scene shows 2-mast sailing yacht, sailing left to right in upper bay of New York with Castle Garden on tip of Manhattan on left and Castle William on Governors Island on right. Several ships and masts can be seen. Yacht flies the American flag and is an unidentified yacht. Sky has blue and pink white edged clouds and water with various shades of green and blue. Several crew members can be seen on deck. Signed lower right “JE Buttersworth”. Housed in fine antique gilt decorated frame having gilt wood title and artist plaque. SIZE: 8″ x 12″. Overall 13-1/2″ x 17-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Godel & Co. Inc. NY NY; Roger King Fine Art, Newport RI.; Christie’s New York, lot #140, 3/4/2010; Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Touch up to craquelure lines, otherwise very good. 50012-53 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 2024

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2025

JOSEPH B. SMITH (American, 1798-1876) PORTRAIT OF THE SCHOONER “GULF STREAM”.

Outstanding oil on canvas portrait shows the 3-mast “Gulf Stream” in full sail, sailing right to left under a colorful blue and pink sky dotted with clouds. American flag and ship’s pennant are shown along with 2 other pennants. Seven men on deck and other boats are seen on the horizon. Housed in a fine deep lemon gold frame having a title and artist plaque. Unsigned front but retaining its original artist label on reverse “J.B. Smith & Son, Marine Artists, No. 10 Front Street, Brooklyn”. On verso of canvas is a history of the family of the Captain of the “Gulf Stream” Joseph B. Cranmer born 7/28/1806 West Creek, NJ. Died at sea 2/8/1865. Verso of canvas having a “S.N. Dodge’s New York” stencil canvas stamp. SIZE: 26″ x 36″. Overall 32-1/2″ x 42-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good with light craquelure. 50012-51 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2025

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2026

RARE AND IMPORTANT BOSTON WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT GATELEG TABLE.

Massachusetts. First half 18th century. The rectangular top with bowed ends and hinged D-form leaves above a conforming apron fitted with a single long drawer within the frieze raised on baluster, ring-turned, and blocked legs joined by conforming stretchers terminating in elongated ball feet. The two hinged gates joined by baluster, ring-turned and blocked stretchers. NOTE: The table of double-pinned construction, the top with ruled edge, and the drawer having simple dovetail construction at the front and joined by nails at the back. PROVENANCE: Descended in the Butler-Sigourney families of Boston and Oxford, Massachusetts, thence to Peter Butler, Esq. (1820-1894), a successful merchant and investor, and by descent within the family. Sold at Northeast Auctions Lot #1246 August 2011. Now the property of a private Maine/Texas collector. LITERATURE: For a discussion of Boston gateleg drop-leaf tables, see Brock Jobe and Myrna Kaye, “New England Furniture: The Colonial Era,” pp. 268-270, no. 58. SIZE: 29″ h x 48-1/2″ l x 61-1/2″ open and 20-3/4″ closed. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Table retains old surface with good color and patina. No major restorations, losses or replacements. A single board replacement to bottom of drawer. Very good overall. 50012-74 (25,000-50,000) – Lot 2026

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2027

MAHOGANY BRASS BOUND CAMPAIGN CHEST WITH DESK.

Second quarter, 19th century, American. The rectangular case with three aligned short drawers above a central desk with drop hinged lid, the interior fitted with an arrangement of drawers and valanced pigeon holes, flanked by deep drawers over three long drawers, all with recessed inset brass handles. The recessed case side panels fitted with brass carrying handles. The whole raised on ring turned suppressed ball feet. The case brass bound throughout. SIZE: 46″ h x 49″ w x 23″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Structurally very good with old surface and rich color. Small veneer losses above hinged writing surface. Chest with earlier re-polish. 50800-84 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2027

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2028

KASHAN ORIENTAL CARPET.

2nd quarter 20th century, Central Persia. Delicate dense scrolling vinery centering an arabesque indigo medallion with overall floral designs on a red terracotta field. All within a blue-black main border of polychrome floral design within floral ivory guard borders. SIZE: 8′ 9″ x 11′ 8″. CONDITION: Very good. 50304-3 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2028

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2029

IMPORTANT AMERICAN COIN SILVER COVERED SUGAR URN BY JOSEPH RICHARDSON, JR.

Joseph Richardson, Jr. (1752-1831), Philadelphia, PA. This finely executed urn-shaped covered sugar bowl has a square base, tapered body, removable cover that terminates in a fine modeled urn. Four “JR” hallmarks to base. The body having a triple script monogram “JAR”. SIZE: 10-3/4″ h x 5″ d. TOTAL WEIGHT: 17 tr. oz. CONDITION: Very good. 50276-3 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2029

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2030

SILVER CANN BY BENJAMIN BURT.

The 5-1/4″ h cann with applied leaf cap scrolling handle and standing on a splayed foot incised in the front with “Gardner B. Perry” and the date “1783”. Marked on the underside “Benjamin Burt”. Weight: 11 tr. oz. SIZE: See description. CONDITION: Overall very good with a few shallow dents in the body. 50557-12 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2030

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2031

COIN SILVER PORRINGER BY ROBERT EVANS AND TABLESPOON BY BENJAMIN HALSTEAD.

1) 6-1/2″ porringer having a pierced handle and round bowl, having a slightly domed center. Script monogram marked on handle “R.EVANS” (Boston, Mass.), 1768-1812. 2) 9-1/4″ tablespoon, marked “HALSTEAD” (Benjamin Halstead, NY & Phila. (partner with Myer Myers, 1763-1764)). Spoon has bright-cut riggle border and oval shield with pendant. Monogrammed lengthwise in script “CVB”. SIZE: Sizes as noted above. TOTAL WEIGHT: 6 tr. oz. PROVENANCE: 2) Gebelein Boston. CONDITION: 1) Handle with some bends and one break at top right of handle. Appears to be small repair on bottom edge. 2) Very good. 50557-13 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2031

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2032

RARE AND IMPORTANT QUEEN ANNE WALNUT EASY CHAIR.

3rd quarter 18th century. Probably Newport, Rhode Island. Arched crest rail continuing to serpentine form ogival wings joined to out turned arms on raked supports centering a balloon shaped seat, raised on robust cabriole legs with shaped returns terminating in platform pad feet, rear legs chamfered and back swept with block ring, and vase turned box stretcher. Chair is being offered with frame exposed clearly showing walnut, chestnut and pine elements, all believed original. Inner perimeter of wings and top rail and rear of arms have been bevel shaved undoubtedly for upholstering purposes. There appears to be no compromise to original profile dimensions. NOTE: 1/4 round front leg tenon joints are illustrated in New England Furniture the Colonial Era by Brock Jobe and Myrna Kaye, fig 102-102b, pgs 365-368, similar example, attributed to same cabinet maker. SIZE: 45″ h (back) 13″ h (seat rail) 31-1/2″ w (overall). CONDITION: With original elements as previously noted, walnut finished area retains original cleaned surfaces with no restorations, breaks or damage. 50576-22 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 2032

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2033

UNSIGNED (American School, Early 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON.

Oil on canvas half portrait of George Washington at a later stage in his life well rendered and showing a very proficient and academically trained artist. Housed in a veneered & gilt decorated frame which is period to the painting. SIZE: 32″ x 26″. Overall: 39″ x 33″. CONDITION: Very good. 50807-2 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2033

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2033A

CROWING ROOSTER MOLDED COPPER WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th century, New York. Attributed to J.W. Fiske & Co. The molded crowing rooster mounted on a mid molded ball attached to an arrow above a smaller conforming ball. The weathervane with good natural verdigris. SIZE: 28″ h x 25-3/4″ l. CONDITION: Verdigris surface with traces of old gilding original and untouched. Small seam separation along breast of rooster, otherwise very good to excellent. 50567-9 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2033A

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2034

RARE LARGE LEAPING STAG MOLDED COPPER WEATHERVANE.

Early 20th century, attributed to E.G. Washburne & Co., New York. This fine large example with cast antlers and ears with molded tail, a good deep variegated verdigris. Now offered with museum stand. SIZE: 38″ h x 54-3/4″ l. CONDITION: Dents in body and head have been removed with minor and minimal surface touch-up, verdigris otherwise un-touched. Very good overall. 50850-4 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2034

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2035

AMERICAN SCHOOL (19th century) AUTUMN FOLK ART LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES.

An unsigned naive oil on canvas depicting a stone house situated near a lake surrounded by autumn splendor. Two gentleman on horseback are riding along the stone wall lined property where a young girl in red dress awaits with her white lamb by her side. Note: The current owner purportedly learned from a family member that the artist was Theodore Thomas Fields (1846-1921), an editor of the Marksville Newspaper, who lived in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky. SIZE: 34-1/2″ x 47-1/2″. Overall: 38-1/4″ x 51-1/4″ CONDITION: Lined with scattered touch up and a 10″ restored vertical tear, minor abrasions, and canvas ripples. 50636-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2035

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2035A

PAINTED PINE FIREBOARD WITH ARCHED TOP.

Second quarter 19th century, York County, Pennsylvania. This rare example depicting a stone house in Pennsylvania taste, beside a road facing a larger tree. Striated sky suggesting a sunrise or sunset. Note: Approximately six fireboards by the same hand with similar designs are known: three from the Babcock Collection used on a Long Island Estate “HARK AWAY”. Another by this hand was published in Architectural Digest Magazine in December 1991, illustrated on page 145. SIZE: 32-1/2″ h x 31-3/4″ w. PROVENANCE: From a southern New Hampshire collection. CONDITION: Pine board in untouched dry original condition and paint. 50552-10 (12,000-18,000) – Lot 2035A

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2036

RARE AND IMPORTANT FEDERAL CARVED BLUE PAINTED CORNER CUPBOARD. BERGEN COUNTY N.J.

First quarter 19th century, Bergen County, New Jersey. The cove molded stepped cornice above the frieze carved with three aligned starbursts above a pair of beaded, paneled doors opening to an interior fitted with two fixed shelves with in-curved front edges. Above a mid-molding over a single beaded two panel door, the interior with single fixed above the panel base. The whole flanked by diamond capped molded pilasters, flanked by finished canted sides. NOTE: Accompanied by a copy of the original G.K.S. Bush, Nantucket, MA receipt, Jan. 21, 2006. SIZE: 84″ h x 48″ w x 20″ d (approximately at side). PROVENANCE: Purchased from G.K.S. Bush Antiques, Inc., at the winter antiques show, New York City, 2006; to a private New Jersey collection and present consignor. CONDITION: The interior in original red wash the exterior with later but early blue paint over original robin’s egg blue paint. Structurally very good, showing areas of normal wear and abrasions and soiling. 50850-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2036

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2037

FINE WILLIAM & MARY OVAL PINE TAVERN TABLE.

Second quarter 18th century, New England. The oval single board scrubbed top projecting above and joined by rosehead nails, the rectangular apron raised on lamb’s tongue chamfered legs joined by a box stretcher base. Surfaces with early dry red paint over original Spanish brown. NOTE: For a similar example see Furniture Treasury by Wallace Nutting, plate 1241. SIZE: 26-1/2″ h x 32″ l x 21-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Top with old tight longitudinal crack rejoined with hand cut nails, otherwise good. Three glue blocks absent. Old caster holes at underside of legs. 50576-47 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2037

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2038

RARE ABEL HUTCHINS WALNUT TALL CASE CLOCK WITH ROCKING SHIP DIAL.

Early 19th century, Concord, New Hampshire. The figured walnut and birch bonnet with arched molded cornice surmounted by three slender urn finials with delicate spires above the arched door flanked by free standing reeded colonettes, fitted to the case above a cove molding projecting above the throat with molded waist door flanked by engaged reeded quarter columns, joined to the molded box base raised on thin tapering French feet. The base with applied square panel with incurved corners. The eight day brass movement striking on a bell regulated by a brass clad pendulum and two cannister weights. The back plate engraved with the numbers “3729” over a “6”. The enameled iron dial below the rocking ship vignette in the arch, the paint decorated spandrels with American red, white, and blue shield within gilt scrolling ribbons centering Arabic and Roman numeral chapter rings. The center of the dial with sweep seconds subsidiary dial above time and strike apertures above “Abel Hutchins / Concord” written in elaborate script. Offered with two weights, winder, door key, and pendulum. SIZE: 95″ h x 14-1/4″ throat w x 9-1/2″ d. 19-1/2″ case w. CONDITION: Well-maintained varnish surface, case originally in red paint as evidenced by top of bonnet, back and interior of case. Dial with old paint touch ups, otherwise original. Movement has been periodically maintained by family of original owner. 50873-1 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2038

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2039

RARE SCHOHARIE PAINTED PINE BLANKET CHEST.

Early 19th century, Schoharie, New York. Fine chest with rectangular hinged top with applied molded edge opening to the interior, fitted with till having lid and sliding side concealing a short drawer. The dovetailed case raised on molded base with bracket feet and shaped returns. The chest in original blue paint, beautifully paint-decorated with classical form urn filled with an arrangement of flowers, all within a stylized scrolling floral border in shades of yellow, red, and green. SIZE: 22″ h x 46″ w x 19-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Very fine untouched and original condition. Paint decoration remains vibrant, with normal and expected in-use wear on top and along edges. 50919-3 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2039

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2040

FINE HACKNEY HORSE MOLDED COPPER WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th century, American. This well proportioned example with sheet copper ears and mane and with molded tail. Good verdigris surface shading to yellow sizing. Now offered with museum stand. SIZE: 24″ h x 31″ l. CONDITION: With old re-solder repair to tail and with restoration to ears. Slight seam separation on head and forelegs, otherwise very good with very good surface. 50848-2 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2040

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2041

RARE QUEEN ANNE PIPE BOX IN ROBIN’S EGG BLUE PAINT.

Mid 18th century, New England. This fine example with pierced lollipop hanger, continuing to an open well with vigorously scrolled sides and heart pierced front panel, above a dovetailed drawer, retaining original finely turned knob. All above applied base molding. NOTE: The pipe box of good thin stock construction. SIZE: 18-3/4″ h x 4-3/4″ w x 3-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Dry robin’s egg blue paint applied over oyster white base coat with normal and expected wear. Minimal and minor chip loss above hanging hole. Vertical tight shrinkage crack present at time of construction. Fine condition overall. 50576-1 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2041

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2042

PAINT DECORATED PINE STORAGE BOX.

Early 19th century, probably Maine. Rectangular box with hinged lid. Brass carrying handle of period. Opening to storage well. Box decorated overall with foliate sprigs within lemon yellow lined borders. Front decorated with stylized and delicately painted fruit in orange paint all on blue-black ground. SIZE: 8-3/4″ h. 15″ l. 7″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Retains original lock and key. Painted surface original. Edges are abraded with paint loss within parameters. Good overall. 50558-24 (400-500) – Lot 2042

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2043

NICE SHERATON PAINT AND STENCIL DECORATED DRESSING TABLE.

Second quarter 19th century, probably Maine. The rectangular table with large raised step-back deck fitted with a stencil decorated splash guard with rolled ears decorated with a floral spray and additionally fitted with two aligned drawers, all with dark brown borders and simulated panels on a mustard brown. Table with rolled edge fitted with two aligned drawers in the apron raised on tapering cylindrical ring-turned legs with ringed cuffs similarly decorated overall. Drawers fitted with indigo blue sandwich glass pulls believed original to the piece. SIZE: 40″ h overall, 31″ h of table x 36″ w x 17-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Proper right ear of splash guard has been reattached. Structurally very good, wear and abrasion notably along front edge of dressing table. Lesser abrasions throughout with paint loss to deck top. 50558-20 (800-1,200) – Lot 2043

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2044

DIMINUTIVE QUEEN ANNE CHIMNEY CUPBOARD IN RED PAINT.

Second quarter 18th century, probably Hudson River Valley, New York. This exceptional narrow dovetailed case with applied molded cornice above rare open unpainted pie shelf. Door with vertical aligned raised panels with shiplap and pegged surround mounted on snipe hinges with forged iron bar latch opening to interior with three fixed shelves. Raised on a molded base with elongated bracket feet with scalloped returns. Painted surface original and untouched. SIZE: 54″h. Case width 18-1/2″. Overall depth 16″. CONDITION: Partial replacement to lower snipe hinge. Rosehead nail construction throughout. Some loss of height to base. Fine patina to surface. Very good overall. 50576-44 (6,000-12,000) – Lot 2044

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2046

OUTSTANDING DOUBLE SIDED WATERCOLOR “THE SHIP “FACTOR” AND THE BARK “VERMONT” OF POKEEPSIE SPERM WHALING OFF NEW HOLLAND”.

Rare & important watercolor shows a broadside view of the three-mast whaling ship “Factor”. The name is both on the bow and ship’s pennant. Partial sails are up with a red & white flag off the center mast which has a black sperm whale in the center. The American flag is off the back. The ship’s side is open receiving a length of blubber with two sailors beside. Another sailor is shown mid-ship stoking a firing which is billowing black smoke. Six colorful shirts are drying off some of the rigging at the front of the boat. One long-boat is upside down on its cradle on the deck. In the foreground are two green whaling rowboats, one attached with harpoon line to a diving whale having its tail visible. The other perusing a sperm whale that is breaching with visible blood. Another boat is seen off the bow with a hint of a whale on the surface. On the left side is seen the “Vermont”, another American three-mast whaling ship. The title is written under the scene. No artist is indicated. On the back side is a watercolor of an unidentified three-mast whaling vessel. Housed in a modern double frame with glass & mats. SIZE: Sight: 13″ x 19″. Overall: 17-1/2″ x 24-1/2″. PROVENANCE: This watercolor descended through the family of our consignor, the descendants of Capt. B.E. Howland of the ship “Factor”. CONDITION: Foxing with some toning and some very light scrapes but generally very good. 50494-46 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2046

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2047

OUTSTANDING WATERCOLOR “THE SHIP ‘FACTOR’ OF POKEEPSIE N.Y. B.E. HOWLAND MASTER OFF GOVENERS ISLAND NY”.

The broadside view of the whaling ship “Factor” sailing right to left with a #7 Pilot boat leading the way past the fort on Governor’s island flying the American flag. The ship is shown with most sails out, center mast with ship pennant “Factor”, a red & white pennant having a sperm whale decoration and the American flag off the back. Several men are climbing the rigging and many are on deck, one with a spy glass. The title in the margin below the watercolor. Housed in a modern frame with white mat. SIZE: Sight: 12-3/4″ x 19″. Overall: 17-1/2″ x 24-1/2″. PROVENANCE: This watercolor descended through the family of our consignor, the descendants of Capt. B.E. Howland of the ship “Factor”. CONDITION: Some light foxing, generally good. 50494-47 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2047

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2048

FINE ARTICULATED SAILOR MADE WHALEBONE DOLL.

19th Century. The eyes are inset glass with black centers, there is realistic hair, jointed at hips, knees and shoulders. SIZE: 8″. PROVENANCE: From a Long Island family. CONDITION: Very good. 50641-31 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2048

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2049

EXTRAORDINARY AND FINE SCRIMSHAW TOWNSCAPE WITH HARBOR ON BALEEN.

Mid 19th century or earlier. Scrimmed showing an entire street anchored by a two story an official building such as a meeting hall continuing to row of commercial colonial buildings and three story residences. The businesses with names inscribed above the showroom windows such as “DRY GOODS”, CROCKERY WARE, HAT WAREHOUSE, TOYS”, etc. Scene continues depicting the harbor where several 2 and 3 masted ships are at dock. Hills are seen in the background at the opposite shore on which are additional residences and farms. Small sailboats are in the foreground while in the background a large sailing vessel can be seen heading out to sea. This unusual work of art is unsigned and otherwise unmarked. The baleen strip on which the scene is worked is 6′ in length. SIZE: 6′ l x 5-3/4″ w at wisest point tapering to 2″. CONDITION: Due to the nature of baleen, the scrimshaw is difficult to see in any great detail without lighting assistance. Baleen is rough cut along the upper edge and has an old repaired break 8″ from the tip now with tack repair. This damage is several inches from the end of the scrimshaw. The worked surface has some areas of light abrasion along the high points of the surface. Otherwise good. 50641-6 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2049

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2050

RARE CARVED WHALE TRADE SIGN.

Late 19th, early 20th century, probably Massachusetts. Whimsical carving of a sperm whale rendered with slightly open jaws and teeth. Tail is slightly raised with remnants of old painted surface. Gray paint over white sizing. Carving with two orig iron hanging rings. Carved from the solid. SIZE: 11-1/2″ h x 34″ l PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection CONDITION: Structurally sound with multiple old horizontal shrinkage splits. Otherwise good. 50800-77 (800-1,200) – Lot 2050

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2051

SHIP’S DEADEYE FROM THE WRECK OF THE WHALING SHIP “WANDERER”.

Circa 1924. Massachusetts. Wooden deadeye bound with twisted steel cable around which are wrapped jute rigging cords. Now mounted on a section of ship’s hatch grating. Note: This deadeye was recovered from the wreck of the whaling ship “Wanderer”, the last whaling ship out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The ship sailed August 25, 1924, and wrecked on the rocks of Cuttyhunk Island, August 26, 1924. SIZE: 35″ overall length. Overall width 10″. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: In as found condition. The grate fragments refinished. Very good overall. 50800-87 (300-500) – Lot 2051

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2052

UNSIGNED (American, Mid-19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A PROSPEROUS SEA CAPTAIN.

Fine oil on canvas colorful half portrait of a gentleman with brown beard & hair seated in a red upholstered armchair. He is wearing a black coat and white shirt. He holds a green covered spyglass in one hand and a lit cigar in the other. Over his right shoulder is his whaling ship with three-mast in full sail. Housed in a reproduction antique style gilt frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. Overall: 36″ x 31″. CONDITION: Stable craquelure, several patches to verso, inpainting, very good. 50802-6 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2052

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2053

PERCY SANBORN (American 1849-1929) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP “GLORY OF THE SEAS”.

Oil on canvas scene shows the black hulled ship “Glory of the Seas” sailing right to left through choppy green sea with the American flag billowing off its stern. With full sails and 10 men on deck with 1 having telescope to eye. Name is on bow and stern and a lady figure head decorates the bow. 2 other ships are seen all under a blue sky with puffy white clouds. Signed lower right “Percy Sanborn”. Titled and inscribed lower center “Ship Glory of the Seas; J. Knowles, Master. Built by Donald McKay, East Boston, 1869″. Housed in a fine gilt replacement frame. SIZE: 22″ x 34”. Overall 26-1/2″ x 38″ PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good, minor touchup. 50012-50 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2053

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2054

PERCY A. SANBORN (American, 1849-1929) SHIP PORTRAIT OF THE BARQUE JOHN E. HOLBROOK.

Outstanding unsigned oil on canvas ship portrait of the John E. Holbrook showing the three-mast ship sailing left to right under full sail. The name is emblazoned on the stern and there are eleven people on deck. Each mast with flags and the American flag off back mast. A pilot boat is seen off to the left and a point of land with lighthouse is seen on right side. A hand written legend on bottom edge states “Barque John E. Holbrook, New York, Henry E. Brown, Master, Entering Havre, 1866.” Housed in its original black stained oak frame with gold liner. SIZE: 14″ x 20″. Overall: 17-1/2″ x 23-1/2″ PROVENANCE: Painted by Sanborn for Judge Carleton Doak of Belfast, Maine in lieu of a debt, Descended through the family of Judge Doak. CONDITION: Very good in original condition with surface dirt, would brighten with cleaning. 50284-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2054

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2055

OUTSTANDING PIECE OF MAINE SCHOONER HISTORY: SCHOONER “HESPER” NAME PLAQUE.

Originally on the side of the four-mast schooner “Hesper” and one of the few remaining artifacts of this iconic schooner. For many years this four-mast schooner could be seen tied to its wharf along Wiscasset’s Rte 1 shoreline. The sign has “HESPER” carved in deep capitol letters colored in a yellow/gold paint with black background. The ends deep carved scroll & foliate design. The Hesper was a four-mast schooner launched on July 4, 1918 in South Somerset Massachusetts. 200′ long and having some 1348 gross tons, built of pine & oak. Owned by Rogers & Webb of Boston. From 1932 until 1998 the Hesper & Luther Little lay on the shore of the Sheepscot River in Wiscasset. Today there is nothing visible of this grand schooner. SIZE: 117″ l x 9″ t. CONDITION: Cracks and some small chips, generally in very good condition having two mounting rings for hanging. 50802-3 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2055

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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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2057

PATRIOTIC EAGLE CARVED PADDLE BOX LUNETTE.

Mid 19th century, New England, possibly Massachusetts. This fine example in oak of a displayed patriotic eagle clutching an American shield in its right talon, perched on a globe, flanked by scrolling leaf tips. Decorated overall in red, white and blue paint and with gilding. A nearly identical example is illustrated in Stars and Stripes Patriotic Motifs in American Folk Art by Deborah Harding, discovered in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the collection of Hyland Granby. SIZE: 28″ h x 72″ l. CONDITION: Structurally very good, painted and gilt surfaces are faded, now dry and crusty, the box cover with slight warp, eagles head has been re-attached to the plaque, otherwise good. 50802-2 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2057

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2058

JAMES BARD (American, 1815 – 1897) PORTRAIT OF THE STEAMBOAT “DANIEL S. MILLER” ON THE HUDSON RIVER.

Oil on canvas mounted to masonite. Hudson River scene shows the steamboat traveling right to left through calm water under a sunset sky. The steamboat is shown with a central smoking stack, multiple masts and flags. The boat’s name flag and U.S. flag off stern. Eight men are seen on the twin decks, one atop the wheelhouse hoisting a flag near a golden eagle flagpole top. The name of the boat is at mid-ship and there is movement shown by the spray at the bow and stern. Signed lower right, “drawn & painted by J. Bard N.Y. 1882/162 Perry St.”. Housed in a magnificent antique style modern frame with gilt title and name plaque. On verso is a Museum of American Folk Art exhibition label, October 28 – November 2, 1980. Also an exhibition label from the Hudson River Museum 6/4/77- 9/11/77. SIZE: 30″ x 50″. Overall 42″ x 62″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: In very good, restored condition. 50012-56 (50,000-80,000) – Lot 2058

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2059

PORTRAIT OF A RIVER BOAT CAPTAIN.

Unsigned, mid 19th Century. Oil on canvas 3/4 portrait of a gentleman with beard, brown hair & blue eyes. He wears a double breasted captains coat with brass buttons and watch chain. His captain’s hat, having an emblem with burgee & anchor decoration, is set near his elbow which is resting on a red stand. He also wears a gold & green stone ring. Housed in a modern antique style gilt wood frame. SIZE: 31″ x 25-1/2″. Overall: 36-1/4″ x 30-3/4″. CONDITION: Restored with some inpainting, very good. 50440-9 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2059

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2060

ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE AMERICAN BLACK BALL LINE SHIP “COLUMBIA”.

Oil on board scene shows 3-mast American Black Ball line ship “Columbia” sailing left to right under half sail. Black and white hulled ship having its name emblazoned on stern and bow. Flying American flag and company pennant. Six crew members are unfurling sails at mid-point of each mast. Eight crew members on deck. Front middle sail with the mark of the Black Ball Line. Off the bow the ship is being led by what may be the pilot schooner “Thos. D. Harrison”. Choppy greenish/blue ocean with white wave tips all under a pink highlighted white cloud and blue sky. Signed lower right “Antonio Jacobsen 1915/31 Palisade Av. West Hoboken N.Y.” Housed in a fine period gesso decorated frame with title and artist plaque. Christie’s labels to verso. REF: #26, pg. 76/77, Antonio Jacobsen The Checklist. SIZE: 18″ x 30″. Overall 23″ x 35″. PROVENANCE: Christie’s New York, 1/31/7, lot #304; Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good, very minor touch up, fine craquelure. 50012-48 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2060

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2061

ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) SHIP PORTRAIT OF THE “ISAAC WEBB”.

Oil on board portrait of the American Black Ball line ship “Isaac Webb”. Ship sails right to left in full sail flying American flag and company pennant. Front middle sail having grayish ball. Several crew members on deck and name emblazoned on bow. Scene under pink highlighted white cloud and blue sky. Ocean in blue and green hues with white wave tips. Signed lower right “Antonio Jacobsen 1918″. Housed in a good period gesso decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 12″ x 20″. Overall 18-1/4″ x 26”. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good. 50012-49 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2061

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2062

ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE SCHOONER “ADELAIDE BARBOUR”.

Large oil on board of a black hulled four-mast schooner traveling right to left under full sail. The name on the bow and ship’s pennant. The American flag flies off the back mast. Three men are seen on the deck. Signed lower right ‘Antonio Jacobsen 1907″ with address under frame edge. Nicely rendered water having blue waves with white tips. All under a blue & pink highlighted white cloud sky. Housed in a modern gilt frame. This ship was built in Newburyport, MA by W.S. Currier and owned by William E. Tilton with New York as it’s home port. SIZE: 28″ x 48″. Overall: CONDITION: Surface dirt, inpainting, good. 50922-2 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2062

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2063

HIGHLY DESIRABLE FIGURED MAHOGANY BLOCKED END REVERSE SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Circa 1770, Massachusetts. The rectangular top with molded edge, the front reverse serpentine edge above the conforming case fitted with four graduated drawers on a complex molded base raised on well defined claw feet with boldly shaped returns. The chest with complete set of period brasses. SIZE: 31″ h x 33″ w (case), 36″ w (overall) x 21-1/2″ d (overall). CONDITION: Generally good with well polished surface and rich patina, old repairs to proper left rear molding and bracket. Top with old tight shrinkage crack proper right side. 50855-3 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2063

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2064

LARGE ANTIQUE HERIZ CARPET NORTHWEST PERSIA.

Late 19th century. The rectangular central medallion with geometric flower heads and elongated pole ends flanked by saz leaf designs woven overall with dense geometric floral trellis work in a madder red field within an indigo main border of scrolling flower heads within ivory and madder red floral guard borders. SIZE: 12’4″ x 16’10”. CONDITION: With general overall wear to foundation in most areas, loss to ends (notably fringe), carpet retains strong color throughout and is supple. No dry rot, evidence of early moth damage now inactive. 50279-1 (1,800-2,500) – Lot 2064

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2065

DERBEND ORIENTAL RUNNER, EAST CAUCASUS.

First third 20th century. Seven aligned polychrome geometric medallions on rose pink ground with dense polychrome latch-hook floral and geometric designs within ivory main border with polychrome hexagonal geometric medallions with crab design flanked by multiple guard borders. Rug is signed and probably dated at end of field. SIZE: 13′ 7″ x 3″. CONDITION: Slight overall wear with good pile, losses to end fringe, selvedge good. 50747-2 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2065

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2066

CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY BALL AND CLAWFOOT SIDE CHAIR.

Last 3rd 18th century, New England. Shaped crest rail with molded backswept ears above the pierced splat with C-scrolls and carved volutes above the trapazoidal seat frame fitted with original slip padded seat raised on frontal cabriole legs with scrolling shaped returns terminating in well-defined ball and claw feet. Rear legs backswept and chamfered, all joined by a recessed blocked, vase ring-turned box stretcher. SIZE: Back 38″ h. Seat 17-1/2″ h x 23″ w. CONDITION: With normal and expected loss to ears through wear. Small repairs to top of splat. Old repair to split on proper left stretcher. Retains old surface, maintained and cleaned. 50564-5 (250-350) – Lot 2066

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2067

RARE DIMINUTIVE CHIPPENDALE CHERRYWOOD DROP-LEAF TEA TABLE.

Circa 1755-1775, New England. An extremely rare and desirable table of great refinement, featuring a round top with drop-leaves, cupid’s bow carved and molded apron, and delicate creased cabriole legs of highly refined curvilinear design, terminating in very fine attenuated claw-and-ball feet. SIZE: 26″ h x 30″ open w, 11-1/2″ closed w, x 30″ l. CONDITION: Very good condition. Old repair to one rule joint. Some glue blocks replaced. Good old color and surface. 50839-27 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2067

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2068

FINE FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY TALL CASE CLOCK BY AARON WILLARD.

Late 18th/early 19th century, Roxbury Massachusetts. The arched bonnet with three brass ball and spire finials on reeded plinths alternating with pierced fretwork cresting above the cove molded cornice over a tombstone arch glass door flanked by freestanding reeded colonettes with brass capitols and bases. The door opening to the painted iron dial decorated within the arch depicting a winged and bearded figure of Father Time with scythe, holding an hourglass all within a classical landscape above the dial with Roman numeral and Arabic chapter rings centering time and strike apertures beneath a subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture. The dial inscribed “Aaron Willard Jr.” in script over “Boston”. The dial with floral spandrels. The eight day brass movement striking on bell. The waist door with molded edges flanked by engaged reeded quarter columns with brass capitals and bases above flame birch veneered panels, joined to the molded flame mahogany box base, the whole raised on outswept French feet with shaped returns and apron. N.B. The inside waist door retains original paper label of Aaron Willard now mounted beneath a clear glass panel. Clock is offered with three finials, two weights, pendulum, winder and door key. SIZE: 104″ h x 22-1/2″ w x 10″ d. 14-1/2″ throat w. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Case professionally re-polished and cleaned, small repair on fretwork, otherwise very good. Movement professionally cleaned and appears complete and operable. Dial is original with touch-ups to paint beneath the VIII and beneath the V. Small paint loss above the “W” of Willard. Minor spot losses to paint throughout. 50012-83 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 2068

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2069

AMERICAN SCHOOLGIRL PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK AND ALPHABET SAMPLER.

Circa 1765, Essex County, Massachusetts. A rare and exceptional needlework wrought by Elizabeth Field, with rows of alphabet above the stitched inscription “Elizabeth Field Wrought This in the 11th Year of her Age, October the 26th, 1765” within a stitched framework bordered by intricate floral vinery in shades of silver, cream, gold, and blue, above a scene of two courting couples centering a flowering tree. Silk and metal thread on linen. “The needlework of eighteenth-century Salem schoolgirls rivaled the work from Boston, and can generally be recognized by the presence of crinkly silk worked in untouched satin stitches of exceptional length, often in diagonal directions. This unusual technique was evidently initiated around 1740 by a Salem schoolmistress with fresh ideas and considerable talent and was continued by her successors until the close of the century. This teacher probably taught music as well, and the engravings from her songbooks may have inspired her embroidery patterns.” (Betty Ring; Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictoral Needlework 1650-1850; Alfred A Knopf; New York 1993; Volume I; Embroideries of Essex County, Massachusetts; pp. 100-108.) Elizabeth Field was the Daughter of Samuel Field (a boat builder from Salem, Massachusetts) & Priscilla Ingalls; She was christened on October 13, 1754; She married Samuel McIntire (1757-1811) of Salem, Massachusetts on October 10, 1778; Only one son from this marriage survived, Samuel Field McIntire (1780-1819) who was born to them in November of 1780; She died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts on October 15, 1815 at the age of 61. Samuel McIntire was Salem’s preeminent furniture maker, architect and carver (Dean T. Lahikainen; Samuel McIntire: Carving an American Style; Peabody Essex Museum; Salem, Massachusetts; 2007; p. 26). His son, Samuel Field McIntire, followed in his father’s tradition into the 19th century. SIZE: sight: 14-1/2″ h x 15-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Good, in untouched condition mounted on original backboard, in original frame. Linen foundation shows age toning, some deterioration of silk thread primarily in gowns of women, lower corners with some minor staining, otherwise good. 50839-10 (12,000-25,000) – Lot 2069

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2070

FEDERAL MAHOGANY AND EGLOMISE PANEL PATENT TIME PIECE, SIMON WILLARD.

First quarter 19th century, Boston Massachusetts. The mahogany banjo form case surmounted by gilt carved displayed eagle finial on ogee pedestal above the circular convex glass door with brass bezel enclosing the 7-3/4″ dial in cream paint with Roman numeral chapter ring. The throat with rope-twist borders centering a foliate and marbleized decorated eglomise panel. Additionally decorated with a red banner with the partially legible name of “Willard” in gilt lettering. The throat with cast brass side arms of typical form joined to the box base fitted with eglomise panel depicting Apollo in horse drawn chariot. The clock is offered with pendulum, weight and winder. SIZE: 35″ h x 10″ w x 3-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: The dial appears untouched and original with light soiling. Umbrella hands appear original as do eglomise panels. Panels with paint loss. Movement is clean and appears operational. Case has no noted damages or restoration. Pendulum lock is absent. 50012-120 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2070

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2071

ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM MATTHEW PRIOR (American, 1806-1873) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL IN BLUE DRESS.

Unsigned oil on academy board half length portrait of a young girl wearing a blue dress with lace collar, holding a red book with drapery above her, c. 1840-1850. Housed in a period paint decorated frame. SIZE: 14″ x 11″. Overall: 17″ x 14″ CONDITION: Very good 50634-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2071

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2072

ATTRIBUTED TO SARAH BUSHNELL PERKINS “THE BEARDSLEY LIMNER” (American, 1771-1831) PORTRAIT OF SUSAN ALDEN, RANDOLPH, MA (American, 1793-1798).

Unsigned pastel portrait of a young infant in blue & white dress holding a basket of flowers in one hand and a biscuit in the other. She is seated on a carpet decorated with red, pink, white, yellow, & green stylized flowers. Susan Alden was the daughter of Dr. Ebenezer Alden (1755-1806) and Sarah Bass Alden (1759-1833) and was a descendant of John Alden & Priscilla Mullins Alden who were immortalized by Longfellow in “The Courtship of Miles Standish”. Housed in what may be its original black & gilt frame, behind glass. SIZE: Sight: 21-1/2″ x 17-1/2″. Overall: 24″ x 20″. CONDITION: Generally very good with a couple of insect holes to feet. 50919-4 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2072

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2074

RARE LARGE POCKET WATCH TWO-SIDED TRADE SIGN.

Late 19th early 20th century, American. This exceptional sheet tin example with black dial and cutout Roman numerals in the chapter ring centering the jewelers name “J.C. LEWIS JEWELER”. Centering stylized clock hands. Dial is backed with a translucent sheet in white paint which can be illuminated from within. NOTE: Accompanying this sign is a letter written in Berlin, N.H. on which is a photograph of Main Street in Berlin, N.H. a trade sign nearly identical to the one offered here today is clearly seen in the photo. SIZE: 56-1/2″ h x 40″dia. x 8-1/2″ w. CONDITION: The watch case in gold paint with apertures to left and right of the central stem for access to electrical wires and lighting. In very fine condition with minimal losses to gold paint. The two sheets forming the dial in generally very good structural condition. The “W” in Lewis has a split, otherwise with minimal losses to black enamel paint on exterior of dial. 50499-10 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2074

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2075

RARE AND IMPORTANT TAILOR’S TRADE SIGN PAINTED ON A COPPER WINDOW SCREEN.

Mid-19th century, American. The framed screen is painted with a rendition of the “Great Seal of the United States” above the word “Tailors”, within a scrolled border. The screen mounted in a rigid frame. The whole now mounted in a shadow box display frame. SIZE: Size of screen 35″ x 22-3/4″, overall 37″ x 25″. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Retaining original painted surfaces. The screen with some minor wear. 50499-6 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2075

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2076

CHIPPENDALE WALNUT LOWBOY.

Circa 1780, Massachusetts. The rectangular top with molded edge and invected front corners projecting above the conforming case fitted with a single drawer over a central fan carved drawer flanked by short drawers all with thumb molded edges above a scalloped and shaped apron, raised on cabriole legs with shaped returns terminating in well carved claw and ball feet. SIZE: 31″ h x 31-1/2″ w (case), 37-1/2″ w (overall) x 17-1/2″ d (case), 20-1/2″ d (overall). CONDITION: Top has been professionally reset with appropriate restoration proper right side. One return replaced and one absent. Minor refinished wear to feet and talons. One lower drawer support replaced, brasses are period replacements. Very good over all. 50855-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2076

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2077

SMALL QUEEN ANNE LOOKING GLASS.

Mid 18th century. The rectangular mirror plate within a molded slip decorated with C-scrolled elements within the molded surround. The scrolling crest centering a gilt shell carving. SIZE: 19-3/4″ h x 10-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Frame retains old original surface with small losses to scalloped tips. Additional loss to molded slip at top and bottom. NOTE: Some elements have been reattached with hot glue. Mirror plate original with multiple losses of silver backing. Backboard believed to be original. 50558-8 (800-1,000) – Lot 2077

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2078

PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE SHELL DECORATED PETAL BASE BRASS CANDLESTICKS.

The sticks, having an interesting shell design to the bases petals, a turn shaft with removable top bobeches with similar stylized shell and decoration. 9-1/4″ high. SIZE: As noted above. CONDITION: Each stick having a split in stems widest portion and other small slits. Otherwise, very good. 50893-11 (2,000-2,400) – Lot 2078

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2079

PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE BRASS PETAL BASE PUSH-UP CANDLESTICKS.

The exceptionally tall candlesticks having six thumbprint-type petals on base supporting a turn-shaft with similar wide collar, ending in a cylinder candle cup with attached wide rim, having a scalloped edge. Push-ups are present. SIZE: 9-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 50893-12 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2079

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2080

CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY BLOCK-FRONT SLANT-LID DESK.

Circa 1770 – 1785, Massachusetts. The hinged slant-lid opening to reveal an appealing complex double step-fitted interior with an upper level of four blocked drawers over a lower step of two ledger drawers, with six cupid’s bow valenced letter slots above. At center is a patera-carved prospect door, concealing a frieze drawer and blocked lower drawer, flanked by split column mounted document drawers. Below the slant-lid, the case consists of four full-width boldly blocked graduated drawers with square blocking with pleasing radius to top and side transitions. The concave and convex blocking are in equal proportion giving the desk a potent rhythm and vertical stance. The case is cock-beaded around the drawers and lid support lopers accentuating the contour of the blocking. The complex conforming base molding (with large single dovetail to bottom board) further echoes the vigorous shaping. The claw-and-ball feet and scalloped returns are attenuated and conform to the blocked shaping. Mahogany primary wood, pine secondary wood. NOTE: The diminutive width and depth of a desk of this form are exceptional and desirable features. SIZE: 42″ h x 38-1/2″ w (case) x 20″ d. Writing surface 32-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. Desk retains old polished surfaces with rich color and patina. Fall board hinges are replacements, minor repair at hinges, slight bowing at center of lid. Brasses are appropriate replacements in original holes. 50839-8 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2080

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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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2082

FINE FULL BODIED COPPER COW WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th/early 20th century, New England. This nice example with early gilt surface and verdigris modeled with a zinc head and copper body with fully developed musculature, deep chest and utter. Now offered an a museum stand. SIZE: 19-3/4″ h with stand x 26″ l. CONDITION: Minor seam splits on hocks of rear legs, with good verdigris and weathered surface, no visible restoration, very good overall. 50850-2 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2082

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2083

FINE BAKHTIARI GARDEN CARPET, CENTRAL PERSIA.

First third 20th century. This nice example designed with thirteen rows of eleven panels each profusely decorated with stylized and geometric polychrome floral panels, six with weeping flowering trees, an arrangement of four conifer and cypress tree panels, two with MIHRAB design set within top and bottom rows. The whole with vibrant and pleasing palette augmented by orderly design and balance of arrangement of panels. Ivory main border with large scrolling lattice work of polychrome flower heads within terracotta floral guard borders. SIZE: 13’7″ x 15’11”. PROVENANCE: From a private Maine collection. CONDITION: Very good overall with nearly full pile. Slight oxidation in panels with iron brown ground. Short fringe at either end. 50910-2 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2083

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2084

JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (American/British 1817-1894) A THREE DECKER OFF DOVER CASTLE WITH SHAKESPEARE CLIFF IN THE DISTANCE.

Oil on wood panel scene shows several ships sailing in front of the Dover Cliffs having the Castle on top flying red flag. On left side is large 3-decker gun boat being towed by 2 transitional steamers each having 2-masts and center stack. On right side a 2-mast schooner flying American flag is shown sailing right to left toward viewer in full sail. Several other smaller vessels are seen on choppy greenish/blue ocean with white tipped waves. Sky with dark and light areas with colorful clouds and peeks of blue. Signed lower right “JE Buttersworth”. Housed in a fine gilt gesso decorated frame with gilt liner. On verso in pencil is title. Godel & Co. Inc. New York label on verso. SIZE: 7″ x 18″. Overall 13″ x 24″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Slight warp to panel, inpainting to line in sky other minor touch up, minor frame abrasion, otherwise very good. 50012-52 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2084

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2085

JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (American, 1817-1894) “DOVER PASSAGE”.

Unsigned oil on canvas nautical scene shows a single mast sailboat sailing left to right with sails up flying the English flag. Several deck hands are seen on board. An oncoming tall ship with full sails comes toward viewer with many sails on horizon. The White Cliffs of Dover can be seen on the left side and seagulls fly over a white tipped green sea. Housed in a gesso decorated period frame having some finish losses. On verso is a Quester Gallery Stonington, CT label. SIZE: 12-3/4″ x 19″. Overall: 21-1/2″ x 27-1/2″. CONDITION: Lined, fine craquelure, some minor inpainting, very good. 50858-4 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 2085

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2086

RARE CAMPHOR TAMBOUR CAMPAIGN WRITING DESK.

First quarter, 19th century, probably England. This brass-bound example with sloping hinged lid above a long drawer. The top fitted with a tambour roll. The desk fitted with a telescoping mechanism, whereby the drawers open, releasing the tambour roll into the desk, revealing a tray for stationary and inkwells. The tray telescopes upward, revealing additional tambour slides behind which is fitted with an arrangement of pigeon holes and small drawers. The hinged writing slope opens to a baize-lined surface, within which is a well. Additionally fitted with open compartments, ink well, and pen tray. The case sides fitted with brass carrying handles. SIZE: 10″ h x 24″ w x 18″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Structurally very good with repolished surfaces. Desk is completely functional. 50800-123 (500-800) – Lot 2086

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2087

FINE CAMPAIGN STYLE TAMBOUR LAP DESK.

First quarter 19th century. China-England. Rectangular case fitted with tambour roll above sloping hinged lid, above a single drawer with inset campaign style brass handle. When opening drawer, tambour roll slides back into case. Sloping lid may be opened and rests on drawer. Lid currently lined with green heavy gauge paper. Beneath tambour is a series of open compartments. This section may be lifted from within interior, at which point it locks in place forming a gallery of open stationary compartments and valanced pigeonholes. Case additionally fitted with pen tray and three compartments for inkwells behind a blotter roller. Hinged lid additionally opening to storage well. Desk may be returned to original closed position by folding slope and closing drawer, which automatically returns tambour roll to its original position. SIZE: 8-1/4″ h x 18″ w x 8-1/2″ d PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection CONDITION: Structurally very good. Old original surface with pleasing honey brown color and undisturbed patina. Tambour intact. Small repair in area of lid hinge. Right side facing. 50800-122 (400-600) – Lot 2087

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2088

AMERICAN PORTRAIT OF A SEA CAPTAIN.

Early 19th Century oil on canvas half portrait shows a gentleman wearing a black coat, vest, & white shirt with blue neck scarf. He holds in his hand an envelope with a George Washington stamp made out to Mr. Wm. Smith Boston? The background is a red drape with view of ship off sandy bluff with lighthouse. His arm rests on a table with inkwell, pen, & seal wax stick. There was a Capt. Wm. Smith who was a merchant/mariner in the Boston/Medford area. Housed in a modern molded wood frame. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. Overall: 34″ x 29″. CONDITION: Restored with inpainting, light craquelure. Otherwise good. 50440-8 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2088

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2089

PAINTED WOOD SHIPS FIGUREHEAD BUST OF ADMIRAL PERRY CARVED BY S.W.BURGESS.

19th/20th Century American. The pine figurehead of Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819) carved from the solid depicted with wavy brown hair and mutton chop sideburns, dressed in pale blue naval coat over a black vest, white winged collar shirt with black neck piece. NOTE: A similar is figure shown in “The Antique Trader” February 23, 2011 cover story “Horse of a Different Color”. The name of the carver – “Carved by S.W. Burgess” and the name of the subject – “O.H. Perry” are carved into the lower back of the figurehead. SIZE: 35″ h x 20″ w approx. x 14″ d. CONDITION: The well carved figure with age appropriate wear and weathering, also with a few old filled shrinkage cracks. The names of the carver and subject carved in the back of the figurehead remain legible. A deep fissure down the right side of the figurehead’s back remains open but is structurally sound and in very good condition. A great ships figurehead of Historical significance. 50499-2 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2089

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2090

FINE DIMINUTIVE SHIP’S FIGUREHEAD OF MARS THE ROMAN GOD OF WAR.

Circa 1780-1840, American or European. The bust figurehead carved with a youthful countenance, exhibiting boyish features and wavy shoulder-length hair, wearing a plume crested helmet and a chain-mail cloak and armor breastplate. The cloak wraps around the carving at the base of figurehead. White pine. SIZE: 31″ h x 14″ w (approximately) x 10″ d (approximately). CONDITION: In as found condition with considerable weathering, with remnants of layered paint. With losses to plume, and to textured elements of helmet and visor. Loss to cloak at proper right shoulder, partially re-attached. Center of chest with original iron pin for securing to ship’s stem. 50839-21 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2090

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2091

FRANCIS SOLON MONTICELLO BADGER (American, 1873-1919) PORTRAIT OF THE WINDJAMMER “BRYNHILDA”.

Outstanding oil on canvas ship portrait shows the three-mast white hulled windjammer sailing under full sail right to left thru choppy seas under pink & grey clouds in a blue sky. Flags fly off the back mast and 12 crew members are seen on it’s light colored wood deck. The name is emblazoned on both the bow and just back of the steering wheel. Signed lower left “SFM Badger”. Also on verso of canvas “SFM Badger 5 Trenton St. Charlestown, MA USA .09″. The Brynhilda was built by Stevens & Sons, Glasgow, 1885 and owned by J W Greencock. It held the record of 38 days, 6 hours from River Plate, Argentina to Australia in 1906. It was sold to D.I. Dewarand then to Harvard Shipping Co. and scrapped in 1924. This portrait descended in the family of Capt. James Adam Carr Green, 1844-1903. Information about the family and Capt. Green is included with this lot including copies of excerpts from a ship’s journal in the early 1890’s. Also included in this lot are two items from the Green family. One is a octant made of ebony & brass by G W Blunt of New York in a wood case. Also, a very interesting clear bottle half filled with ash purportedly when Capt. Green’s boat was covered in volcanic ash from a nearby volcano. SIZE: 22″ x 36″. Overall: 29-1/2″ x 43-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good. Sextant shows use, bottle intact. 50440-5 (9,000-12,000) – Lot 2091

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2092

SOLON FRANCIS MONTECELLO BADGER (American, 1873-1919) PORTRAIT OF THE SCHOONER “DONNA T BRIGGS”.

Oil on canvas depicting the American schooner in full sail off the coast. Signed and dated lower left “SFM Badger ’98.” Housed in a giltwood frame. This lot is accompanied by a chronometer and Liverpool jug used on the ship by the last captain. Chronometer: Waltham Watch Co. duel cased having original receipt dated 1925 having Captain Bradford of the Schooner Harriet “B”. Liverpool Jug: 7″ h jug with ship transfer, spread wing eagle “E Pluribus Unum” & Sailor’s Embrace SIZE: 20″ x 30″. Overall: 24-1/2″ x 34-1/2″. Chronometer: Bezel 3″ dia. Case is 5″ sq. PROVENANCE: Acquired directly from the family of the last Captain of the “Donna Briggs”. CONDITION: Painting is in good, restored condition (scattered retouch throughout). Chronometer: Unknown working order. Jug: Losses to some transfer & black highlights, otherwise generally good. 50644-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2092

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2093

WILLIAM P. STUBBS (American, 1842-1909) PORTRAIT OF THE SCHOONER “JOHN J. HANSON”.

Oil on canvas scene shows 3-mast black hulled schooner sailing right to left under full sail. American flag and ships pennants are flying off mast. 8 men are seen on deck and in background is a grass top sand cliffs with lighthouse. Signed lower left “WM. Pierce Stubbs”. Housed in a good gilt replacement frame with artist plaque. On verso a restoration data card from Nina Roth-Wells. SIZE: 22″ x 36″. Overall 25-1/4″ x 39-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Lined, craquelure, scattered re-touch and inpainting. 50012-47 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2093

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2094

ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM GAY YORKE (American/Canadian/English, 1817-1892) PORTRAIT OF THE GAFF RIGGED SLOOP “JULIA G”.

Unsigned oil on canvas portrait shows the sloop in full sail with single mast, black hull and white deck house. Four men are seen on board sailing left to right through green white tipped ocean. Two other sails are seen on the horizon line, all under a late afternoon blue & cloud sky. Three seagulls are seen among the waves. Housed in a gilt molded wood antique frame. NOTE: The Julia G was built in 1873 in Point Norris, N.J. having a home port of New York. She was 26 tons, 50.3 feet long and was owned by H.S. Robbins. SIZE: 22″ x 27″. Overall: 29″ x 34″. CONDITION: Lined, restored with inpainting, very good 50802-7 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2094

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2095

GROUP OF THREE ENGLISH BRASS CABIN LANTERNS.

First half 20th century, 1911, 1917, 1941. Each lantern with cylindrical chimney, hinged lid and brass carrying handle with turned wood grip. Each with stamped or impressed maker’s mark and date. Solid brass back mounted with bracket for affixing to cabin wall. Each with three clear glass panel sides with hinged panel door. Two now fitted with modern electric candle lights. Third retains original brass burner and kerosene receptacle. Each with aperture in lower apron in which was applied a turnkey to adjust the flame. All three burnished and lacquered. Two lamps with maker’s mark of “Bullpitt & Sons, Ltd., Birmingham, England”. Third with maker’s mark of “Alderson & Co. Ltd., Birmingham, England”. Note: These and all lanterns of the same design were the standard for the ocean liners of the White Star Line. SIZE: 16″ h x 7-3/4″ w x 5″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: One lantern with solder repairs to base of central glass panel frame and to brass collar frame above panels. All with small dimples and dents commiserate with age and wear. 50800-78 (800-1,200) – Lot 2095

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2096

BRASS SHIP’S BEACON LIGHT.

Early 20th century. Nice brass example with heavy hoisting handle and domed vent top, fitted with prismatic clear glass lens within a protective cage of four vertical rods. Additionally fitted with a sliding light shield. Lamp has been electrified, side now with switch drilled through side, hole on a round oak pedestal base. SIZE: 13-1/2″ h. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Lamp has been polished but now with light surface pitting through lacquer. Lens intact and without issue. Light shield inoperable due to location of light switch. Otherwise good. 50800-103 (400-600) – Lot 2096

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2097

BRASS MASTHEAD LIGHT WITH TRIPLEX LENS AND PORT AND STARBOARD LENSES.

Patented circa 1910. Masthead light with central domed clear lens, flanked by hooded apertures, each with a dome lens: one for port, one for starboard. Hinged rear door mounted with Triplex trademark badge and with fixed mount. Now electrified. Burners absent. SIZE: 11-1/2″ h x 12-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Lamp burnished and lacquered. Lenses intact. Base drilled for electrical cord. Interior mounted with socket. Structurally good. 50800-158 (300-500) – Lot 2097

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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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2099

ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE FRENCH LINE STEAMER “LA SAVOIE”.

Large oil on canvas ship portrait of the two-stack, two-mast ship sailing right to left through blue & white tipped sea. Fifty people are seen on deck. The mast, topped by the American flag and a ship’s pennant. Off the stern is the French flag and the name of the ship emblazoned on the bow. All seen under a pleasant light blue and white cloud sky. Housed in a modern gilt frame with rope design. Signed lower right “Antonio Jacobsen 1904/31 Palisade N.Y Av. West Hoboken NJ”. SIZE: 30″ x 50-1/4″. Overall: 37-1/2″ x 57-1/2″. CONDITION: Very minor speck inpainting, very good. 50922-3 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2099

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2100

ANTONIO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE STEAMER “MORRO CASTLE”.

Oil on board. Scene shows the two stack, black hulled vessel going right to left, flying an American flag off stern. Double white deck with four figures, two masts and two black stacks billowing smoke. A white pennant off one of the masts indicates it is a ship of the Ward Line. White tipped blue waves under a gray and pink highlighted white cloud sky. Housed in a period stained oak frame with gold lining. Signed lower right “Antonio Jacobsen 1910/ 31 Palisade Ave. West Hoboken NJ.” Listed as No. 7 on page 208/209 of the book Antonio Jacobsen, The Checklist. SIZE: 22″ x 35-3/4″. Overall 28-3/4″ x 42-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Unrestored, good. 50012-60 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2100

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2101

ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP “SAN JACINTO”.

Large oil on board ship portrait showing the single stack, two-mast, black hulled ship sailing right to left through choppy green & blue sea. Fifty people are seen on the deck. The stack is billowing black smoke and decorated with a red star. The front mast & bow having the ship’s name and an American flag flies off the stern. Signed lower right “Antonio Jacobsen 1916″. All under a puffy pink highlighted & white cloud and blue sky. Housed in a modern gilt molded wood frame with some losses. This ship was built by the Delaware River Co. in Chester, PA. Owned by C. H. Mallory & Co. having it’s home port as New York. SIZE: 29-1/2″ x 59-1/2″. Overall: 35″ x 64-1/2”. CONDITION: Spot inpainting throughout, otherwise very good. 50922-1 (9,000-12,000) – Lot 2101

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2102

TWO ENGLISH SAILOR’S WOOL WORK PICTURES.

1) This “woolie” depicts a three-mast ship behind a shield in front of a crowned lion and unicorn which have four flags behind. The shield having a crown atop and written “Honi Soit Qui Maly Pense” below which is a light blue banner written “Dieu et Mon Droit” (“God and My Right). Below the banner are three urns of flowers housed in an antique birds-eye maple frame with gold liner and glass. 2) This “woolie” depicts a central one-mast ship, flanked by three flags with crown atop, curtain swags on border and a banner “Dieu et Mon Droit (God and My Right) housed in an antique birds-eye maple frame with gold liner and glass. SIZE: 1) Site: 15-1/4″ x 20-1/4″. Overall: 20-1/4″ x 25-1/2″. 2) 14-1/2″ x 19-1/2″. Overall: 19-1/4″ x 23-1/2”. CONDITION: Both have fading, wool work is good. 50800-50 (500-1,000) – Lot 2102

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2103

BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY CAMPAIGN CHEST.

First quarter 19th century, England. In two parts, the rectangular upper case fitted with a pair of aligned short drawers above a long drawer, fitted to the conforming lower case of two reverse graduated long drawers raised on ring turned cylindrical feet. The whole brass bound and with recessed campaign style brasses. The chest is accompanied by a secondary platform base fitted with ring-turned cylindrical legs. SIZE: 45-1/2″ h x 39″ w x 18″ d. PROVENANCE: As written by Aubrey H. Gladwith, great-great grandson of Colonel Henry Arthur Gladwith: the campaign chest was originally owned by Henry Arthur Gladwith, born Fort William in Bengal, India. He was educated at Eton College and Cambridge University, England. Once in the military he became a Captain in the 19th Lancers, Fane’s Horse in India and was military aid to Sir John Sherbrooke who he accompanied to Canada. On October 3, 1822 Captain Gladwith married Charlotte Wolley Bourke. In 1828 he relocated to Nova Scotia with his wife and mother. As an army officer Captain Gladwith received a land grant in Glenmore, but first settled on property he bought from “Good Matthew Archibald” which he later gave to his son Bourke. He also purchased “La Prairie Farm” from Captain Rayne where he raised his family. He remained a prominent man all his life and died on February 23, 1881. He fathered six sons and seven daughters with his wife Charlotte. CONDITION: Retains old, cleaned and polished surface. A small splice repair right rear proper upper case side, otherwise with normal and expected minor blemishes from in-use wear, structurally good overall. 50440-15 (1,500-2,200) – Lot 2103

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2104

SCHOOL OF AMMI PHILLIPS (American, 1788-1865) PAIR OF ANCESTRAL PORTRAITS OF GENTLEMAN WITH CLARINET & WOMAN WITH BOOK.

Oil on canvas half portraits show a gentleman with black coat having brass buttons holding a clarinet with music sheet. The woman in black dress with lace collar wearing a gold necklace and ring holding an open book on stand. The paintings are set with opposing backgrounds. Housed in identical antique style frames. SIZE: 30″ x 24″. Overall: 33-1/2″ x 27-1/2″. CONDITION: Lined, restored, very good. 50805-9 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2104

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2105

MASSACHUSETTS PILGRIM CENTURY CARVED OAK CHEST.

Early 18th century, Hadley, MA. The Hadley chest carved with the initials “RS”. The three panel chest fitted with a single drawer below, carved overall with stylized flowering plants in the panels. The center most with a stylized heart shaped tulip all amongst scrolling foliate vinery above the initials “RS” of the owner. Each case side with three recessed panels within incised molded frame borders. Rear of case constructed with a flat panel within a pinned oak frame. The hinged molded lid, a later replacement in pine, mounted with original iron snipe hinges. The open storage well with one small replaced plank, the rest appear to be original. Traces of old red evident on front panel. SIZE: 32″ h x 45″ w overall x 42-1/2″ w case, 20″ d overall x 18-3/4″ case depth. CONDITION: This fine chest remains in structurally sound condition. The lid replaced as noted. The chest with little or no restoration and with no insect damage or dry rot present on legs. Brass knobs on door are later replacements. Very good overall. 50587-1 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 2105

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2106

FINE PILGRIM CENTURY PEG LEGGED CANDLESTAND.

Late 17th – early 18th century, New England. Square pine single board top joined to a chamfered pine cleat attached to lambs tongue, chamfered square faceted ash post and oak base raised on splayed octagonal legs. SIZE: 27-1/2″ h. Top 14″ x 14-3/4″. CONDITION: With untouched original surfaces and mellow patina. Table appears to never have been painted. Very good overall. 50576-52 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2106

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2107

EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE CHILD’S “NECESSARY CHAIR”.

First half 18th century, New England. This fine example with scrolled crest above the panel back joined to canted sides with shaped arms and upturned grips centering the trapezoidal plank seat with oval chamfered cutout hole. The chair with scrolling base all retaining original dry Spanish brown paint. For similar example see Furniture Treasury by Wallace Nutting, plate 2488. SIZE: 27″ h pf back, 8-3/4″ ht of seat x 13-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Two minor patches, one at proper right rear side base and left side lower rear panel, otherwise good untouched condition showing normal wear abrasion to paint with chip losses on edges. 50576-36 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2107

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2108

FINE RARE AND ICONIC FORGED IRON WHITESMITH FIREPLACE TRAMMEL.

Circa 1657, American or European. This large and profusely decorated forged iron and brass example inscribed on the lobe, beneath the saw tooth blade, “TR 1657.” The blade with incised decoration of meandering oak leafage and acorns. The adjuster arm with acorn finial and incised with a leafy stem. The pierced elliptical pivot arm with brass ferrule, mushroom cap pin, and acorn finial. The saw tooth element with tulip form band and pierced hex symbol crest. SIZE: 10-1/2″ h x 36″ l closed. PROVENANCE: Purchased by the consignor directly from a Virginia collection where it was acquired in the early 1970’s. CONDITION: Untouched, age darkened patina throughout, minor losses to ferrules. 50576-34 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 2108

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2109

FINE PAINTED AND CARVED ‘FRAGMENT HAND MIRROR’.

18th century, American. The rectangular wavy glass mirror plate, within a single piece rectangular frame with integral hand-grip, and with simple incised line carving on hand-grip and frame. Above the grip within the frame are pierced hanging holes mounted with early twine hanger. SIZE: 9″ t x 5″ w. CONDITION: Original wavy glass mirror plate with age appropriate silvering losses. The frame with a few minor early chip losses. Otherwise in very fine untouched condition. 50576-25 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2109

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2110

TWO QUEEN ANNE LOOKING GLASSES.

Mid 18th century, probably England. 1) A diminutive example with scrolling, shaped crest applied with a carved shell. The rectangular mirror plate with arched top within a conforming carved gilt surround and molded frame. 2) A walnut example with two part glass plate within a molded surround with pinched corners beneath the shaped crest with scrolled ears. SIZE: 1) 19″ h x 12″ w. 2) 29″ h x 11-3/4″ w. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: 1) With original glass plate with silver losses. Old professional repair to proper left ear. Original backboard and intact glue blocks. Walnut veneer on pine secondary. Good overall. 2) Professionally re-polished, now with rich brown color. Small loss to veneer beneath proper right ear and to proper left upper corner of frame at molding. Mirror plate replacement. Backboard original. 50800-5 (800-1,200) – Lot 2110

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2111

UNSIGNED (American, 19th Century) PAIR OF ANCESTRAL PORTRAITS.

oil on canvas painted for oval windows but having rectangular canvas. Half portraits of a young man & woman which face each other and housed in identical gilt pebble decorated mats with oval windows. The woman faces viewers right wearing a black dress with high lace collar and yellow bow. She wears a lace bonnet and has curly brown hair, blue eyes and wears a pearl & gold earring. The man, facing viewers left, and wears a formal black coat, gold vest & white ruffled shirt. Dark hair & brown eyes. A very attractive couple. Family history indicates that these portraits descended in the Harkness family and could be Daniel M. Harkness & his wife. Harkness Pavilion in New York’s Lincoln Center is named after this family. SIZE: Sight: 24-1/2″ x 20″. Overall: 27″ x 22″ CONDITION: Generally very good, each having a small push in the canvas 50864-6 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2111

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2112

FOLK ART PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY ATTRIBUTED TO THE PRIOR/HAMBLIN SCHOOL (American, mid-19th C).

Half portrait of a young boy with curly hair in a blue dress holding a whip. Housed in a mahogany veneered period frame. SIZE: 13-1/2 x 9-1/2. Overall: 17-1/2″ x 13-1/2 CONDITION: Very good. 50757-1 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2112

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2114

FINE AMERICAN PUNCH DECORATED FOUR DOOR PIE SAFE.

Mid 19th century, probably Southern. The rectangular cabinet fitted with pair of two panel doors opening to an interior with two shelves above a pair of single panel doors raised on square tapered legs. The doors each fitted with intricately punched tin panels. The case side fitted with three punched tin panels. Each panel with blade cut border within hole punched edges centering a six-pointed star within elliptic punched multi border spandrels. SIZE: 61″ h x 41-1/2″ w x 18″ d. CONDITION: Cabinet retains old crusty surface, all tin panels intact, structurally good. 50734-1 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2114

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2115

IMPORTANT AMERICAN SCHOOL GIRL SILK AND WATERCOLOR NEEDLEWORK BY JANE GERRISH, NEWBURYPORT, MASS.

Silk, watercolor with wool chenille needlework depicting the Goddess of Liberty, based on the P. Cinceria Mezzotint “America” published in London: August 14, 1801. Inscription on back “Worked by Jane Gerrish, aged 15 in 1809 A.D. at Newburyport, Mass. Information regarding the lineage accompanies the lot. Housed in a frame with black and gold reverse painted glass, having an oval window. SIZE: Site: 11-1/2″ x 9″, Overall: 17″ x 14”. CONDITION: Some losses in watercolor area, needlework is very good with consistent softness of color. 50893-9 (4,500-5,500) – Lot 2115

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2116

EXCELLENT POLYCHROME DECORATED PARCHEESI GAME BOARD.

Late 19th century, American. Pine game board with eight color palette, design delicately incised-carved. Construction of tight three board form. Inset joined to mortise and tenon, and pegged frame. Verso decorated with unfinished checkers game. SIZE: 22-3/4″ x 24-3/4″. CONDITION: Fine untouched original condition, frame with natural dark patina. 50576-23 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2116

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2117

FINE LARGE HOLLOW BODY COPPER ROOSTER WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th century, New England. This good example with remnants of gilt surface and now with verdigris with sheet-copper comb, wattle and tail. SIZE: 36″ h x 32″ w. CONDITION: With old restoration to tail at juncture of body, 2 areas of splitting at seam, proper right side at top of tail juncture to body. Additional small split lower portion tail to body. Some minor work to surface, notably at juncture of tail. Vertical support rod has been reinforced, open seam split at rear of proper right foot, otherwise good. 50569-1 (5,500-6,500) – Lot 2117

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2118

LARGE QUILL WEATHERVANE WITH VERDIGRIS SURFACE.

Last quarter 19th century, New England. The sheet copper weathervane mounted with a mid-molded ball and with well delineated feather mounted on a custom iron and maple display stand. SIZE: 24-1/2″ h including stand x 52″ l. CONDITION: Quill with some restoration to solder seams, bullet hole at mid point of lower feather, good verdigris surface with natural patina, very good overall. 50601-2 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2118

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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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2120

UNUSUAL ANTIQUE STORE TRADE SIGN OF A LOWBOY FOR THE “PRIMITIVE ANTIQUE SHOP” IN WILLIMANTIC, CT.

This fabulous sign in the form of a Queen Ann lowboy complete with brasses and simulated fan carving topped by a rectangular sign “PRIMITIVE” and below apron another rectangular sign “SHOP”. Galvanized tin over wood construction, made to push into the ground to support. An early Connecticut trade sign from one of the first antique shops in Willimantic, CT, circa 1915. Owned by C.E. MacFarlane, antique dealer & auctioneer, born Circa 1875-1940’s. This sign was found in a back shed that housed the antique shop and is in as found condition being well worn from many years outside the shop. The sign, together with 1914-1920’s daybook on the sales at the shop. Also a packet of 1930-40’s photographs of the shop & inventory. Along with a large banner type sign on oil cloth of one of the last auctions conducted by MacFarlane, circa 1945 “Auction of/Antiques/Here/Tue. & Wed. Aug. 21-22/C.E. MacFarlane Auction”. A great look at the early days of the Connecticut antique business and inside the daybook is a four-page letter telling of MacFarlane’s first purchase of antiques as he drove a tea wagon around a 25-mile radius of Willimantic in the year 1898. SIZE: 46″ h x 30″ w. CONDITION: Shows use but remarkably intact. 50659-1 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2120

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2121

FINE AND RARE TWO GALLON SALT-GLAZE JUG WITH BLUE DECORATION.

Late 19th, early 20th century, probably New York. This fine example with exuberant decoration of a floral filled basket in underglazed blue beneath the incised numeral “2”. SIZE: 13-1/2″ h CONDITION: Shallow chip on interior of opening. Small loss to glaze on base of flower, right side facing. Area has been colored in with blue marker. Otherwise very good. 50584-3 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 2121

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2122

GOOD DIMINUTIVE PINE PAINT-DECORATED STORAGE CHEST.

Second quarter 19th century, New England. The rectangular hinged lid with applied molded edge decorated with a fruit filled urn within a tri-color striped border of black, Windsor green and white, opening to an interior fitted with till and fitted with a vertical sliding cover, lifting to expose an additional storage tray. The case similarly paint-decorated on front and side panels all on a bittersweet ground. On molded plinth raised on suppressed ball feet. SIZE: 16″ h x 31-1/2″ w x 16″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good, retaining original painted surfaces with normal and acceptable wear and abrasion. Colors remain strong and vibrant. Very good. 50552-5 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2122

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2123

EXCEPTIONAL CARVED WALNUT ARCHITECTURAL EAGLE ON PEDESTAL.

Third quarter 19th century, American. The classical spreadwing eagle carved in deep relief perched on rockwork mounted to a molded and faceted aesthetic movement pedestal mounted on an X-form base. Used as a patriotic symbol in an upstate New York courthouse from which it was found. SIZE: 61-1/2″ h x 36″ w x 34″ d. CONDITION: Carving retains all original surfaces with rich dark patina and dark tea brown coloration. Very fine overall. 50499-7 (20,000-25,000) – Lot 2123

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2124

FINE PATRIOTIC DOUBLE ENDED PAINTED BARBER POLE.

Late 19th century. American. Carved pine barber pole retains original red, white and blue paint. Typical, tapered, cylindrical form with modified acorn finials retaining original iron bracket angle mount. SIZE: 35″ l x 4-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: With age appropriate paint wear and minor abrasions. Very good untouched original condition. 50576-21 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2124

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2125

AMERICAN SCHOOL FOLK ART LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP.

Fine folk art oil on poplar panel initialed and dated lower right “SPD 88″. Bright, colorful portrait of a large sheep with numerous grazing sheep in the background with fenced pasture, trees and sky dappled with puffy white clouds. Housed in a period carved giltwood frame. SIZE: 14-3/4″ x 21”. Overall: 21″ x 27″ CONDITION: Very good 50576-4 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2125

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2126

SEMI-ANTIQUE SAROUK CARPET.

Central Persia, second quarter 20th century. Woven overall with dense floral polychrome vinery centering a floral medallion all on a wine red field within a blue-black floral main border of foliate vinery and lotus blossoms. SIZE: 12′ x 16’2″. CONDITION: With generally good pile however low areas are present within the field, one corner with large stain and dry rot. With areas of professional repair and re-weaving. Carpet presents well within parameters of noted imperfection. 50621-17 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2126

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2127

FINE ANTIQUE SAROUK ORIENTAL RUG.

Central Persia, second half 19th Century. Central Arabesque medallion flanked by stylized Cyprus and fruit trees framing four peacocks in a midnight blue field within a rose colored main border of lotus blossoms and other flowerheads within scrolling leaf tips and vinery. SIZE: 4’10” x 6’8″. PROVENANCE: Estate of Siro R. Toffolon, of Old Lyme, CT. CONDITION: Fair to good with overall wear. Colors now soft and muted. No major repairs or restoration noted. Repairs at ends and corners. 50335-4 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2127

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2128

FITZ HENRY LANE (American, 1804-1865) NEW BEDFORD HARBOR.

Unsigned oil on canvas harbor scene shows a busy harbor with a two-mast whaling ship, identified illegibly on the side of the stern, at center foreground with the side wheeler “Massachusetts” sailing right to left in partial view having large black smoke stack, long Massachusetts pennant off front mast and large American flag off stern. In the foreground is a dock scene with three men and pylons and also on the left side a two-mast schooner being loaded/unloaded with logs. On the right side a sailor is seen standing on a small two-mast fishing boat. The background has a low city area with buildings. The scene is set under a blue to pink sky with scattered cloud. Housed in a fabulous period gilt gesso decorated frame with inset metal tag of the firm “Eli Wilner & Co. Period Frames & Mirrors”. On reverse is an Alexander Gallery New York label with artist with painting statistics. On foam core backing is a label from Catherine Dail Fine Art, New York having artist & title. NOTE: This painting will be included in the online Fitz Henry Lane catalog raisonne published by the Cape Ann Museum: www.fitzhenrylaneonline.org SIZE: 20-1/2″ x 29-1/2″. Overall: 33-1/4″ x 42-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: There is severe paint separation, especially in the foreground, restored, lined & recently cleaned. We recommend interested parties view this painting in person or have an agent inspect it on your behalf. 50012-55 (300,000-500,000) – Lot 2128

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2129

UNIQUE AND HISTORIC ARCHIVE OF NUCLEAR SUBMARINE USS NAUTILUS JOURNEY BENEATH THE NORTH POLE, AUGUST 3, 1958.

Few maritime exploits in history had so startled the world as the silent and secret transpolar voyage of the US Navy’s nuclear submarine Nautilus. This event was the beginning of nuclear arms race that wrote American history for the next few decades. On July 23, 1958, NAUTILUS departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii under top secret orders to conduct “Operation Sunshine”, the first crossing of the North Pole by a ship. At 11:15pm on August 3, 1958, Nautilus’ Commanding Officer, Commander William R. Anderson, announced to his crew, “For the world, our country, and the Navy – the North Pole.” With 116 men aboard, Nautilus had accomplished the “impossible”, reaching the geographic North Pole – 90 degrees North. Chester William Nimitz (February 24, 1885-February 20, 1966) was a Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy. He played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet for U.S. naval forces and commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas for the U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II. Nimitz was the leading U.S. Navy authority on submarines. Qualified in submarines during his early years, he later oversaw the conversion of these vessels’ propulsion from gasoline to diesel, and then later was key in acquiring approval to build the worlds’ first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus. No wonder he was given these rare objects by Commander Anderson. This archive includes a small US flag inscribed on hoist “THIS WAS PRESENTED TO ME BY THE SKIPPER OF THE USS NAUTILUS SSN 571 AFTER HER NORTH POLE RUN 3 AUG 1958″ signed by C.W. Nimitz. Attached to the hoist forward of presentation was one of Nimitz’ sterling silver Fleet Admiral insignias. This regulation boat flag measures 16-1/2″ on hoist and 32-3/4” on fly. Flag on opposite of hoist is stenciled “US NO 12 M1 44”. Also in the archive are two embroidered insignia, one being a 5″ x 5″ square unit patch for the Nautilus, identical to the one worn by Commander Anderson as pictured on cover of September 1, 1958 LIFE Magazine, and a 6″ round commemorative patch memorializing the journey beneath the North Pole. Also included in archive is an 8″ x 11″ image of the Nautilus showing a small American flag aft of conning tower and a contemporary matchbook cover depicting the Nautilus insignia. A little more research should be able to ascertain who Nimitz gave this grouping to as all we know from the inscription is “Ken”. Ken must be an important person in Nimitz’ career to have been given these valuable and historic souvenirs. PROVENANCE: Chester W. Nimitz (February 24, 1885-Feburary 20, 1966); Ex-collection Dr. John Reckless, Durham, NC. CONDITION: Very good overall. 50314-1 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2129

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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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2131

19TH CENTURY 5-FOOT SQUARE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG MARKED ON HOIST BY THOMAS ALEXANDER BRANDER WHO WAS ARTILLERIST IN THE VIRGINIA ARTILLERY, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

This is a most unusual and perplexing flag as the materials all appear contemporaneous to the Civil War as does the machine stitch used to assemble this flag. There are only minor differences noted as to construction of Civil War flags and this slightly later example. This cataloger is fairly certain that this flag and another that is no doubt related which was donated to VMI in 1923 as the battle flag of the Letcher Artillery and used at the battle of Newmarket. Thomas A. Brander was an officer in this unit. The flag at the Virginia Military Museum collection is identical in construction as the flag here though a different size 40″ x 44″, it also has the same inked inscription “T.A. Brander” on the hoist but also “$2.00”. Thomas A. Brander (1839 – 1900), not only was a Confederate hero commanding artillery at most of the major battles fought under Robert E. Lee including Gettysburg where a plaque commemorates his position. Brander was also very involved in post war commemorations of Confederate Veterans, by time of his death he was Major General and Commander of Virginia division of the United Confederate Veterans. Most likely this flag is commemorative and not war time, though until this flag surfaced the VMI Military Museum flag was thought to have been war time, but it is now listed in archives as commemorative. This flag has family provenance dating it back to the Brander family according to our consignor which we do not doubt. Overall dimensions are 60-1/4″ on fly 59-1/4″ on hoist, the Saint Andrews cross is 8-3/4″ wide, the cotton stars are 6-1/2″ across. Flag is totally machine sewn with cotton hoist with sleeve retaining mounting cords that appear contemporary to its manufacture. Regardless this is a great opportunity to buy a Confederate battle flag at least 118 years old with a moderate estimate. A detailed research letter is available, written by Confederate flag historian Greg Biggs. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall with scattered areas of mothing to bunting. Flag has excellent color with soiling especially the hoist. 50780-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2131

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2132

MODEL 1872 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER INSCRIBED TO “LITTLE BIG HORN” SURVIVOR AND CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER CAPTAIN EDWARD GODFREY, COMPANY K, 7TH US CAVALRY.

Edward Settle Godfrey (1843-1932) was a life-time military officer and Congressional Medal of Honor winner, West Point graduate, and Brigadier General. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, and wrote the most influential personal, unbiased perceptions of the Battle of Little Big Horn where his commander, George Armstrong Custer, was killed. Godfrey was a Lieutenant at the time of Little Big Horn and was promoted to Captain after the battle. Godfrey would become the only officer of the 7th Cavalry to see action in all major engagements with the Plains Indians. This sword is in fine condition with 32″ blade made by “Ames Sword Co. Chicopee, MA”. The blade is engraved with panels of patriotic motifs and a 4″ panel “Capt. Edward S. Godfrey / ‘K’ 7th Cavalry”. There is a photograph of Godfrey apparently holding this exact sword circa 1880. PROVENANCE: Godfrey Family Descent, NJ; Bill Roden Collection, Torrington, CT; Micahel Coppala, NY; Cowan’s Auction Company, Lot 245, October 25, 2011. From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Sword is very good to fine overall. Shark skin grip is complete including original fancy triple wire wrap. Blade retains most of its original polish and luster. Hard metal plated scabbard has bubbling and freckling but retains most of its original plate. Drag is bent and missing its mounting screws. Protective washer is replaced. Brass has old polish with varnish, typical burnishing seen in earlier 20th Century. 50800-99 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2132

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2133

RARE CONFEDERATE NEW ORLEANS BROADSIDE.

Among the most infamous orders of the Civil War was the decree by General Ben Butler while military governor of New Orleans stating that women of New Orleans showing contempt for Union authority would be treated as prostitutes. This is a first broadside we are aware telling Southern men to take revenge. General Butler was lampooned and hated in the South for this order, among others, though he was a most competent commander and actually ran New Orleans quite well. He did return from the war a very wealthy man, later to be Governor of the State of Rhode Island. Many feel he made his fortune by selling seized Confederate cotton for his and his family’s benefit, making millions of dollars. There are other rare objects telling of “Beast Butler’s” escapades in New Orleans, including imported bedpans with is face as the target. Similar to Parrish and Willingham 1049, this example appears to have pulp paper and is most likely post-war. Because of Butler’s audacity, this proclamation was slung all over the place as propaganda throughout the war and afterwards. Some pseudo-facsimiles were printed in Union occupied New Orleans presses and some were post-war souvenirs of Yankee honnors. SIZE: 10-1/2″ x 13-1/2″. CONDITION: Paper is soiled, foxed and acid burned. Several small creases and holes, most noticed in upper right and lower left corners where removed from mounting. A circa 1900 newspaper is still partially attached to back of broadside with tape at edges. Text is all dark and discernible. 50572-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 2133

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2134

OUTSTANDING FOLK ART CARVED ABRAHAM LINCOLN INSPIRED INLAID WALNUT WALL MIRROR.

American, third quarter of the 19th Century. This mirror crest having a 28″ wide American eagle with spread wings having head down toward the mirror. The talons grasping naturalistic elements with lightning bolts protruding. The rectangular mirror plate surrounded by a scrolled cornered frame, on the left side depicting a freed African American slave and the right side a series of books with flaming torch above. The bottom lower crest has a finely executed 6″ deep relief bust of Abraham Lincoln with a leaf wreath surrounding. On either side are inlaid flags with stars & stripes. Above the flags, in deep relief carving, are guns, swords, and other implements of the Civil War. SIZE: 46″ h x 27″ at widest. PROVENANCE: Paul Tudor Jones II Collection. CONDITION: Mirror plate with deteriorating back surface. The woodwork and carving having a fabulous medium walnut patina. The carving is very good with an old repair on the left facing wing and small, old losses to left wings feather tips. The upper left end of the banner may have had a scroll end at one time but long ago has been lost and does not detract from the overall appearance. Overall a stunning achievement of carving & thought. 49941-38 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2134

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2135

SIGNIFICANT CIVIL WAR – GAR ARTIFACT COLLECTION INCLUDING AN EXTREMELY RARE ARTICULATED ARTIFICIAL LIMB FOR AMPUTEE JOHN S. KOSTER, COMPANY H, 21ST MASS INFANTRY WHO LOST HIS ARM AT THE BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR, VA, 1864.

This lot includes a collection of artifacts belonging to the late Major John S. Koster (1841-1937) of Port Leyden, NY. Major Koster was the inspiration for the poem “The Empty Sleeve” which was extremely popular among Civil War veterans and the public at large back in the day. The lot includes the following: 1) Major Koster’s wooden prosthetic right arm replacing limb lost at the battle of Cold Harbor, June 4, 1864. This is a spectacular relic with articulating elbow, wrist, thumb and fingers painted in flesh tones with a leather harness to connect to shoulder. Makers plaque with Jan. 1865 patent date is attached. This type of articulated prosthetic was exceptionally rare during the Civil War and few examples are noted in any collection. 2) Two cabinet card photos of Major Koster, one showing military medals and prominently displaying “empty sleeve”. 3) And 8-page booklet including the poem “The Empty Sleeve” and two laid-in photographs of Koster with a child gazing into the “empty sleeve”. 4) Letter from the War Dept. rejecting Major Koster’s request for the Medal of Honor signed by War Secretary Elihu Root. 5) Engraved and colored “tongue in cheek” invitation to a complimentary lunch to the Botchford Post, No. 385, G.A.R. 6) 25″ x 25″ framed certificate commissioning Major Koster as Aide to Camp, New York GAR. 7) Two celluloid G.A.R. pin-back buttons picturing Major Koster. 8) Handwritten notebook of proceedings of the Botchford Post, No. 385, G.A.R. 9) Two large 19th century checkbooks belonging to Koster. CONDITION: Very good overall on paper with the normal soiling noted after 100 years. The prosthetic arm is very good overall with good craqulure, chamois hinge is complete, little finger has broken tip and another crack at rear joint, leather harness has several breaks, but appears complete, but may be missing a strap. Regardless, we don’t know of another example. 50899-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2135

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2136

FRAMED COURT MARTIAL LETTER TO REAR ADMIRAL J. A. DAHLGREN, SIGNED BY GIDEON WELLES AND A PAYMASTERS RECORD.

The letter framed between colored engravings of Dahlgren and Welles, the letter on blue Navy Department stationery dated October 11th 1865. The letter is as follows: “Sir:/A naval general court martial, of which you are/appointed a member, is ordered to convene at the Navy Department/in the city of Washington, DC/on the first day of November 1865 at which time and/place you will appear and report yourself to the presiding officer of/the court./I am, respectfully, yours,/G Welles (signed), Secretary of the Navy/to/Rear Admiral J.A. Dahlgren/no/402. L. Street/Washington D.C.” The letter has been handwritten on later “Acknowledged Oct. 14th 1865”. And then later, also written “The order has been performed. D.G. Farragut (signed) Dec. 2nd 1865, President”. We could not find in research any significance to the court martial and it is an interesting letter in that it is signed both by Gideon Welles and Admiral Farragut on behalf of the President. The paymasters stub made out to “Brigadier General William Birney”, the time period from October 1st to October 31st 1864. For a time period that is stated as “Leave of Absence” by authority of Special Order No. 300 dated October 19 1864, certified by Major General Inman Riche. On the bottom are listed three servants, all black and all three named. Signed on the bottom right and middle right “Wm. Birney”. SIZE: Total size: 15-1/2″ x 25-3/4″. Paymaster stub: 11″ x 17″ CONDITION: Very good, letter is clean with fold marks, with bold signatures. Paymaster Stub: Fold marks, slight tears at folds, very readable, evidence of tape adhesion at folds. 50813-3 (600-700) – Lot 2136

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2137

TWO ENGINEERING JOURNALS OF E.M BENNETT’S DATES 1876 & 1878.

The 1876 journal only partially filled, approximately 20 pages showing diagrams of engine parts, some colored but most having a written explanation about them. The 1878 journal labeled “Practice Cruise 1878 U.S.S. Mayflower”. The book almost full with detailed drawings, mostly involving engine parts with detailed descriptions and drawings. There are steam valves, gears, some backup information with which ship was involved, includes a plan of Engineer Dept. of the U.S.S. Tennessee including blake pump, boiler, cameron pump, spring safety valve, and more. SIZE: 14″ x 8-1/2″. CONDITION: Some stains & use, generally good. 50027-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2137

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2138

MINIATURE PAINTING OF GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT ALONG WITH A MATCHING COLOR ENGRAVING.

General Winfield Scott (1786-1866) General in Chief of the U.S. Army from 1841-1861. Outstanding oil on tin miniature half portrait. He is seen in full uniform against a light brown background. Identified on reverse and no artist known. Housed in a period gilt frame. Along with a framed colored engraving of Winfield Scott engraved by Charles Holl. from a daguerreotype by Mathew Brady. Housed in a wood frame with gilt liner behind glass & mat. SIZE: Oil: 5-3/4″ x 4-3/4″. Overall: 8-1/4″ x 7-1/4″. Engraving: Sight: 9″ x 6″. Overall: 16″ x 13″. CONDITION: Oil: Very good. Engraving: Toned & foxed, otherwise very good. 50440-2 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2138

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2139

WATERCOLOR AND PRINT CIVIL WAR SERVICE RECORD FOR LIEUT. COLONEL JASPER HUTCHINS.

The service record in gilt lettering on an American eagle topped shield stating “that he was in the 22nd Maine Infantry, Company C, then he was also in the 83rd and 78th US Col. Infantry. Mustard in October 10, 1862 and participated in the Battles of Irish Bend and the Siege of Port Hudson. Mustard out Jan 6, 1866”. The bottom with banner and picture of Lt. Col Jasper Hutchins. The print signed below “Forbes & Co Boston”. The center having a well watercolored United States of America War Office emblem titled “Department of the Gulf”. Housed in a period deep walnut wood frame with gilt liner and glass. SIZE: Site: 21-3/4″ x 16-3/4″. Overall: 25-1/2″ x 20-1/2″. CONDITION: Some darkening to background, generally good. 50508-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2139

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2140

FRAMED RARE 1872 U.S. GRANT AND WILSON 5-COLOR PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN POSTER.

Approximately 35″ h x 26″ area exposed through mat. 7-1/2″ jugate portraits of Gen Ulysses S. Grant and Hon. Henry Wilson. Grant easily won the 1872 election over democrat Horace Greeley. This is a beautiful poster with patriotic vignettes and detailed information concerning candidates, their platform and demographic charts from past elections. Poster is printed by George R. Yates & Co., N.Y.C., Electrotyped by C. Craske, N.Y. and “ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS, IN THE YEAR 1872, BY GAYLORD WATSON…” SIZE: 42-1/2″ h x 32″ w in frame. CONDITION: Poster not examined out of frame, but appears good to very good overall with good colors with light water stains visible and masking tape can be seen at top and bottom edges as poster is loose in frame, some reductions noted at those edges unaffecting text. Poster appears to have a glossy coating applied that shows light yellowing. 50852-1 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2140

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2141

ARCHIVE OF PVT. EZEKIAL G DAVIS (1844-, COMPANY I 34TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY CIVIL WAR LETTERS.

Included in this archive are 60 war time letters to and from Pvt. Ezekiel Davis spanning September 3, 1862 through May of 1865. Letters cover many of the mundane thoughts of soldiers during the war…Sept. 3, 1862- “Keep a brave heart. Conquer the enemy and come home in safety. If “Our Father” permits but if you must die may you die a hero and a Christian and we will meet again in Heaven.”…Feb. 1, 1863 – “While you have your health I shall not worry about you so much as I otherwise should I was afraid that you were at Fredricksburg at the time of the great battle. Many fell. But I am thankful that our dear ones were saved.” …Feb. 17, 1863 – I don’t have anything else. One thing I don’t like so much bread breakfast & supper coffee & bread dry bread for dinner. Sometimes a few beans and once in a while potatoes but they are so poor we can hardly eat them.”… May 23, 1865 – I was glad to hear that you were all well as you said I was in hopes to be home before this but we have to wait with patience til they get ready to discharge us the prospect now that we will be mustarded out by the first or middle of next month as for the war it is really over you may be sure of that.” A few samples of mid-war letters from Gardner to his father: June 28, 1863…”If the rebs should have any success in Pa. it would put on about a year and if they should finally drive us back from Vicksburg things would look hard indeed, but I hope they will not and I don’t believe they will and Grant seems to think so to and I guess Hooker and the rest of them will see to Lee…” Oct. 8, 1863…”I am still in the hospital but am much better and expect to go on duty in a few days again. We have a very good hospital here it is an old church the pews are taken out of course and beds put in and it makes a very warm comfortable place for the sick. There are none very sick here now one man has just come in since I began to write who looks pretty bad. There is one or two who have lost the use of their limbs from exposure and lieing on the ground…” July 3, 1864…”I presume you will have a list of our killed before this reaches you and heard of Baxters death. He was killed instantly in the fight at Lynchburg. We have had a hard time of it since I wrote you last have done….marching fighting and at last nearly starving to death. I can’t give any much idea on paper what we went through… Oct. 24, 1864…”We had some pretty hard fighting about here but we have been victorious in every great battle as yet and the army has the greatest confidence in our General in the last fight on the 19th they attacked us just before daylight an drove our whole line from their entrenchments and for a while I thought everything was lost but there were soon cheeckeed and as soon as Gen Sheridan who was at Winchester reached the field things took a turn the other way…I send you a rebel envelope picked up on the battlefield…” (envelope still accompanies letter) Also included in this lot is a fine post-war cabinet card of Gardner, Massachusetts Certificate of Civil War Service, xerox copy of the 1879 history of the 34th Mass. (459 pages), transcriptions of all 60 letters, 59 of the original 60 letters, many with covers that have had stamps removed and an 1859 dated bible. PROVENANCE: Direct descent from family. CONDITION: Original letters overall are very good to fine. A few have cracks at folds, but overall very good with easily discernible text. Cabinet card and service record are very good. Bible is cracked at hinges with tape repair. 50622-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2141

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2142

1863 NEW MODEL SHARPS CARBINE IDENTIFIED TO 15TH NEW YORK CAVALRY DURING CIVIL WAR.

SN C22331. This carbine is listed by serial number in Coates & McAulay Civil War Sharps Carbines & Rifles pg 82 as being issued to Private Amos Hodges, Company C 15th New York Cavalry on February 2, 1865. The 15th NYC was part of Sheridan’s raid in the Shenandoah Valley and took part in the battles leading up to Appomattox and the surrender of Lee’s army. This gun still retains discernible military cartouches including a later cartouche when the gun was converted to cartridge for continued use in the Indian Wars. Accompanying carbine is a copy of the Coates & McAulay book and a facsimile copy of the 1891 history of the 15th NYC “THE RED NECKTIES”. CONDITION: Very good overall. Mostly dark patina overall, cleaned and mostly smooth, traces of case colors. Stocks have been refinished but still retain discernible cartouches. Mechanically gun is functional with well defined 6-groove rifling with pitting. 50297-1 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2142

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2143

EXTREMELY RARE AND HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND LONG FOWLER INSCRIBED AND DATED 1776 USED BY BENJAMIN BALDWIN AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL, DEACCESSIONED BY ROCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

SN NSN. 58 cal. This classic early 18th century, club-butt Fowler has 54″ smooth bore barrel. This gun has “as found” attic appearance with wonderful carving “B * B / 1776” on left side of butt. Benjamin Baldwin SR. (1724 – unknown), reverse side of butt stock is also carved with the initials of Benjamin’s grandson William “W * B / 1822”. Gun has tag transcribed from Rochester Historical book 1-1115 identifying this as “Colonial Flintlock Fowling piece, used by Benjamin Baldwin – Battle of Bunker Hill, gift of Mary B. Corbin 1895”. William Baldwin was born in 1796 and was married to Mary E. Corbin (obviously transcription error on middle initial from Rochester Historical). Mary Corbin born in 1821 was 74 years old when she made this donation. Benjamin Baldwin along with his brother and son are listed as Private’s under General Ebenezer Bridge also of Billerica, Mass., of the 55 “Billerica Men” listed in the 200th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Billerica, Mass, May 29th, 1855, four enlisted men are also listed as killed at Bunker Hill and it is noted that General Ebenezer Bridge and two other officers were wounded at Bunker Hill. SIZE: 70″ overall. CONDITION: Original, authentic, “as found”. This old Fowler obviously saw continued use, lock was updated, but is in condition it was donated in 1895, there is a contemporary repair to butt at lower toe utilizing a well patinaed screw, otherwise stock appears sound and solid. The lock is circa 1800 and was changed when “WB/1822” was using gun. Stock is missing 2 pins retaining barrel, original wooden ramrod has iron worm that threads are broken. Mechanically gun still functions with a clear smooth bore. Brass mountings which were utilized from various European and American guns have mixed olive and mustard colored patinas as does the wear plate forward of trigger guard, stock has hand worn patina. 50580-1 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2143

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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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2146

EARLY AMERICAN MILITIA ARMS STORAGE CHEST, HEBRON, MAINE.

Late 18th century, Hebron, ME. This historically relevant storage chest with family and town history and provenance is accompanied by personal accounts, description to follow, and with script chalk inscriptions on the interior of the lid together with what we believe is the maker’s mark of the iron fittings on the chest. Chest retains its original red wash. The rectangular single pine board lid opening to a storage compartment with till and with reinforcing iron rod joined at the exterior to original iron strapping fastened by rosehead nails. Lid is mounted with two wrought iron hasps mounted to iron rings on the lid and front face of storage chest. The fastenings are reinforced with pine and hewn blocks secured by hand cut nails. Chest retains its original hand cut iron hinges of exceptional length again fastened with original rosehead nails. Each end of the chest is bound on all four edges by a continuous iron band nailed to the case and joined at the mid point of the front edge. Top of band at the front edge is branded on the iron “B+Co+” presumed to be the mark of the blacksmith and possibly the maker of the storage chest. SIZE: 16″ h x 99″ l x 23-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: Affixed to the till is a handwritten sheet of paper which reads as follows “….pine boards-Civil War gun chest April 9, 1827…chest was used during civil War to keep ammunition-arms for town-in Hebron, Maine/was kept at Packard home-in shed chamber”. Also accompanying the chest is a handwritten document which reads as follows “Provenance on gun chest/Hebron Center Packard Homestead by the grange hall around 1890. Fred Cushman married Edith Packard her son Dwight Cushman opened the place. In shed chamber it was kept for a gun chest so if any trouble broke out the townsfolks would know where to pick up the guns/next went to Joseph Hartley Cushman Greenwood Mtn. Hebron Center…” The partially legible chalk inscription under lid reads “26 guns-67balls-260 lb balls/421 flints Sept. 26-1818/April 9, 1827…”. CONDITION: Chest in very good original condition with normal and expected aging. Very good overall. 50713-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2146

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2147

INTERESTING 1713 DEED FOR LAND IN DARTMOUTH SIGNED BY HENRY HOWLAND WHOSE FAMILY ORIGINALLY BOUGHT DARTMOUTH FROM MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMPANY IN 1652.

This document conveys land to David Wood and is signed “This fourth day of December, 1713 and in the 12th year of Her Majesties reign Queen Anne of Great Britain, France and Ireland”. Document is signed by Henry Howland, Elizabeth Tucker and Benjamin Crane, all well known families of early Dartmouth. The Howland Family goes all the way back to John Howland who was a signor of the Mayflower Compact in 1620. CONDITION: 12″ x 12-1/2″ sheet is watermarked laid-paper which is soiled, acid burned, foxed, cracked at folds with reductions which affect some text. Framed between two pieces of glass and quite easily read with dark ink. 50494-15 (400-600) – Lot 2147

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2148

OUTSTANDING LOT PERTAINING TO RUFUS KING, SIGNER OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.

Rufus King, Federalist statesman, delegate to the Continental Congress, anti-slavery advocate, a drafter & signer of the Constitution, U.S. Senator, candidate for Vice President & President, and twice Minister to Great Britain. His portrait was painted by Gilbert Stuart. Rufus King was born March 24, 1755, at Scarborough, which was then part of Massachusetts, but is now in the state of Maine. The Rufus King collection descended in the line of Rufus King’s third son, James Gore King. Then passed to Frederica Gore King, the sixth child of James Gore King & Sarah Gracie King. The collection of King family items then passed to Frederica’s brother, Edward King (b 1833), her next youngest sibling, who became president of the U.S. Trust Co, and who married Isabella Ramsey Cochrane. The line of descent of the King family items then passed to Edward King’s daughter, Elizabeth King, who married James E. Davis. Elizabeth King Davis’s son, Edward King Davis (1902-1966) married Virginia Shepherd, and the King family items were passed by direct descent to the present day. Lot consists of 1) Colorful needlework vest, Circa 1780-1820. Vest having a front with lines of flowers and an intricate flower decorated button edge, pocket flap & bottom edge. Two flapped pockets and a tied back area. 2) Magenta colored vest with button front & two flapped pockets. 3) 26-Pieces of English silver. Each piece having a federal eagle heraldic crest. Hallmarked with English hallmarks from 1795 thru 1804 including: William Eley & William Fearn, one ladle Richard Crossley, Dessert knives marked “Boch”. WEIGHT: 45 tr. oz. 4) Large daguerreotype, possibly of Charles King, son of Rufus King and President of Columbia University, Nov 1849-1864. The man is shown with glasses in a formal suit. Housed in a leather case. SIZE: 1) Vest: 32″ l. 2) Vest: 30″ l. 3) Silver: Ranges from 13″ to 5-1/2″. 4) Dag: 6″ x 4-3/4″. PROVENANCE: As outlined above CONDITION: 1 & 2) Vests: Both are very good, staining at arm holes & slight losses with staining at neck. Buttons are all intact & needlework is colorful & bright. 3) Silver: Very good. 4) Very good. 50440-3 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2148

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2149

WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF CIRCA 1620 MUNICH TOWN GUARD MORION HELMETS.

This fine group of four distinct different patterns of this early 17th Century Bavarian military group occasionally come to market often polished to show original appearance of black background and polished raised relief designs. This group are as found with rich patina still retaining most of their black backgrounds along with decorative brass rosette-style rivets used to retain internally the leather liners. These are guaranteed to be original 17th Century, many examples can be found in institutional collections, we cannot find another group of such distinctively different decorated examples in one collection. SIZE: Average 11″ h, 13″ l, 9-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Overall very good for steel almost 400 years old with iron patina and rust. One helmet missing two of its decorative rivets, the other three are complete. One helmet has an attached plume holder. Liners are missing though remnants are still found in three. 50647-27 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2149

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2150

BEAUTIFUL SET OF SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR COLONEL’S REGALIA IN ORIGINAL BOXES, LIKE NEW.

Three boxes marked “Henry V. Allien & Company”, New York City contain high grade bullion sword belt with gold and silver plated Model 1850 buckle. Other boxes contain beautiful pair of gilted aiguillette and gold braided 3rd Regiment Colonel’s epaulets with Russian knots. Boxes are penciled “Col. Tyler”. Col. Augustus C. Tyler, 3rd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, during Spanish-American War is a possible candidate. CONDITION: Regalia is extremely fine overall, being protected by original boxes for over 100 years. Boxes also are very good, though box containing belt has broken hinges missing; one side of the lid, with old taped repairs. 50659-2 (400-600) – Lot 2150

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2151

TWO CEREMONIAL PRESENTATION PARADE DRUMS.

19th century, England. Each with painted cartouche reading “George Potter & Co. Potter’s Corner ALDERSHOT.” First snare drum marked “THE ROYAL HUSSARS, (P.W.O.)” above a plumed crest flanked by listings of military campaigns for this regiment beginning with Warburg at Beaumont and ending with Villiers Bocace. Additionally beneath the crest is a banner reading “Italy, 1943-44-45”. Drum body of copper. Second snare drum decorated with a banner reading “1st BN THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS” above the regiment crest flanked by banners of campaigns in which the Foresters participated beginning with “Louisburg” and ending with “Gothic Line” and an additional banner beneath the crest of “Signapore Island”. Snare drum with copper body. Both drums have been converted to side tables by the addition of 3 short legs attached to bottom of each drum. SIZE: 1) 15″ h x 14-3/4″ dia. 2) 14-1/2″ h x 14-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Drums structurally good. Bottom skins of each exhibit screw holes from attachment of legs. The Forester’s drum with additional slit in bottom skin. The painted and decorated panel on each drum are believed to be late 20th century while the drums themselves are thought to be late 19th or 20th century. Generally good overall. 50586-8, 50586-8, 50586-9, (700-900) – Lot 2151

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2152

CEREMONIAL PRESENTATION PARADE DRUM.

19th century, England. Decorated drum with a painted banner reading “George Potter & Co. Potter’s Corner ALDERSHOT” and decorated with a painted panel with the title “IST BN WELSH GUARDS” within a banner above a full crest flanked by banners listing the campaigns of the battalion beginning with “LOOS” and ending with “BATTAGLIA” within a banner. Additionally mounted on the upper rim of the drum is a presentation sterling silver plaque which reads “PRESENTED TO CDR. KENNETH R. FORCE FROM THE BAND H.M. WELSH GUARD”. Oak body drum now converted to a coffee table with the addition of 3-ball feet and a plate glass top beneath which remains with the orig skin with large tear. On the skin in red ink are the faint remains of signatures and autographs which are partially legible. Paint decoration is thought to be 2nd half of the 20th century. SIZE: 16-1/2″ h x 28-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Painted decoration generally very good. Top skin of drum as noted. Bottom skin intact. Good overall. 50586-10 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2152

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2153

PAIR OF TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL TABLETOP GLOBES BY J. WILSON & SONS.

A splendid rare pair of globes manufactured by J. Wilson & Sons, Albany, NY. Each one of this fine pair of Wilson’s 13-inch terrestrial and celestial globes has a brass meridian, horizon band with engraved paper calendar and zodiac, and is raised on a four-legged stained maple stand with cross stretchers. James Wilson (1763-1855), born in New Hampshire, farmed in Bradford, Vermont and was a blacksmith by trade. He is the father of American globe-making. Wilson was the first American to manufacture globes, having been inspired by European globes he saw at Dartmouth College. A self-taught geographer and engraver, he not only made the globe spheres but designed, engraved and printed the cartographic gores for them. Wilson began his business in Vermont in about 1810 and his sons expanded and moved it to Albany, New York, during the following decades. 1) Terrestrial Cartouche: A NEW AMERICAN THIRTEEN INCH/ TERRESTRIAL GLOBE. Exhibiting with the greatest possible Accuracy,/ THE POSITIONS OF THE PRINCIPAL KNOWN PLACES OF THE EARTH. With the Tracks of various Circumnavigators together with New Discoveries and Political Alterations down to The present PERIOD: 1831 BY J. WILSON & SONS ALBANY ST. N.Y. S. Wood & Sons Agent, N. York. 2) Oval Celestial Cartouche: A NEW AMERICAN/ CELESTIAL GLOBE, containing the positions of nearly 5000 Stars, Clusters, Nebulae & c. Carefully compil’d & laid down from the latest & most approv’d astronomical tables reduced to the present time, BY J. WILSON & SONS,1826, ALBANY. ST. N.Y. SIZE: Each are approximately 18″ h x 18″ in diameter overall, with 13″ diameter globes. CONDITION: The globes are in very good condition, with minor imperfections, losses, and expected wear from age and use. 50898-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2153

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2154

OUTSTANDING CARVED & PAINTED TRADE FIGURE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON IN UNIFORM.

American, beginning of the 20th Century. The flat back figure, almost life size, shows Washington wearing his high black boots, red pants, red vest with gold trim, black coat with brass buttons, gold epaulets. He wears a gold hat with ribbon and holds the handle of his sword at his side. Originally displayed at a Philadelphia theater. SIZE: 64″ h x 20″ at widest. CONDITION: There are seam splits which are tight, some cracks, one noticeable at face. Otherwise the paint is vibrant & complete and is in very good condition. Displays extremely well. 50567-68 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2154

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2155

CAST LEAD COUNTER TOP FIGURE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON.

First quarter 20th century, Lancaster, PA. Signed beneath the base “J.E. BRUBAKER/Lanc. Pa” believed to be the head mold maker for the Hubley Manufacturing Co. during this period. The figure depicts George Washington in full dress uniform, his right arm extended, his left arm draped with red cape, hand on hilt of sword. Reference: refer to Antique Advertising Volume II pg 204 by Ray Klug for a similar figure illustrated. SIZE: 37″ h x 12″ x 12″ base. CONDITION: Structurally good. Normal and expected spot paint loss throughout. A “Y” shape tight fissure in paint on right boot. A great depiction of our founding father, a wonderful display trade figure. 50499-4 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2155

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2156

FINE SIMON WILLARD (1753-1848) CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY TALL CASE CLOCK.

Circa 1775-1785, Roxbury or Grafton, Massachusetts. Having a fully-developed Roxbury case. The bonnet with pierced and arched fretwork crest alternating with three plinths mounted with turned brass ball-and-spire finials, above the arched molded cornice over the conforming door flanked by free-standing brass stop-fluted columns with brass capitols and bases. The composite brass dial with painted moon phase in the arch above the silvered Roman numeral chapter ring, within cast brass pierced filigree spandrels centering a sweep seconds subsidiary dial over a calendar aperture flanked by time and strike apertures above a silvered plaque signed Sim’n Willard. Additionally signed in period script on bottom of saddle board. Having a brass 8-day time & strike movement with calendar and seconds ancillary functions. The cove molded case with molded arched waist door flanked by engaged brass stop-fluted quarter columns with brass capitals and plinths. The cove molded box base raised on ogee bracket feet. White pine secondary wood. Offered with weights, pendulum, winder, and door key. SIZE: 96-1/2″ h. CONDITION: With good original surface, cracks in original fretwork. Finials are old replacements, bracket feet are an early restoration. Paint refreshed on moon phase portion of dial. 50839-2 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2156

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2157

FINE CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY SECRETARY BOOKCASE.

Circa 1780, Maryland, possibly Annapolis. The case in two parts. The bookcase top with molded swan’s neck crest with pierced fretwork terminating in carved chrysanthemum rosettes centering a plinth with urn and flame carved finial above the figured mahogany frieze over a pair of astragal glazed doors with 3 adjustable shelves within. The desk with hinged slant lid above single long drawer flanked by lopers over a pair of paneled doors opening to three linen drawers. The molded base raised on Chippendale bracket feet. The desk interior with two banks of small drawers flanked by valanced letter slots beneath two long stationary drawers, all centering a prospect door and vertical document drawers. The prospect door conceals a valenced drawer, lower drawer and document area.
NOTE: Similar examples attributed to the cabinet shop of John Shaw (1745-1829) of Annapolis, MD. SIZE: 8′ 9 ½” h x 46″ w x 22″ d. CONDITION: In good condition. Cracks to fretwork, later finial. Possible loss of height to feet. Mellow old finish. 50839-3 (2,500-5,000) – Lot 2157

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2158

FINE CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY DROP-LEAF DINING TABLE.

Third quarter 18th century, Salem, Massachusetts. The rectangular top with conforming leaves projecting above the scalloped apron, standing on cabriole legs with knife edged knees raised on refined claw-and-ball feet with dramatically back-swept talons. SIZE: 27-1/2″ h x 17″ w (closed), 46″ w (open) x 48″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good with old surface and rich dark brown color, small age crack to one leg with period repair. Top with faint old dark stain. 50839-13 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2158

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2159

CHIPPENDALE FIGURED MAHOGANY TILT-TOP TEA TABLE.

Circa 1770, Salem, Massachusetts. The circular top tilting on an elaborately carved center pedestal with tripartite acanthus carved cabriole legs terminating in elongated claw-and-ball feet. Maple and walnut secondary woods. SIZE: 29″ h x 34″ dia. CONDITION: Table retains good undisturbed color with quality old refinish. Old repair to support block, tight horizontal shrinkage crack lower quadrant of top, otherwise very good. 50839-16 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2159

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2159A

EXTREMELY FINE MINIATURE PENNSYLVANIA WALNUT DOWER CHEST.

Late 18th-early 19th century, Pennsylvania. Probably made and given as a token of love and used as a sewing chest. This example shows a complete mastery of the wood joiners art, and the ability of the craftsman. The rectangular through-mortised pinned and molded top secured with handmade folded and tinned iron hinges, fitted to the dovetailed case which has a pair of aligned drawers with thumb molded edges alternating with carved diamond panels, above the molded base raised on well proportioned dovetailed bracket feet. The interior of the chest fitted with a lidded till and four joined compartments designed for sewing notions. The whole constructed with rose and “T” head nails and wooden pins. The secondary wood of this piece is poplar. SIZE: 9″ h x 14-3/4″ w x 6-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Very fine original and intact condition with beautiful patina and color. Top has a minor remnant of a water ring, very small repair at base of proper right front corner facing. 50839-9 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2159A

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2160

DOCTOR JOHN CLARKE FAMILY SILHOUETTE PORTRAIT BY AUGUSTE EDOUART.

Circa 1840, Saratoga Springs, New York. Signed “Aug. Edouart Fecit Saratoga 1840” in center of portrait beneath figure of young lady. The portrait of typical form in a period music room setting illustrating Mrs. Clarke seated in a chair, book in hand, being offered flowers from a basket by the youngest daughter. An older daughter standing central showing a drawing to Dr. Clarke who is seated, book in hand with his eyeglasses, a third daughter with sheet music standing behind him. Housed in a period bird’s-eye maple frame with gilt slip. Note: A portrait of John Clarke also done by Edouart shows Dr. Clarke seated in essentially the same position in profile as is seen in the family portrait offered today. This silhouette is presently in the National Portrait Gallery Collection. The portrait was also executed in 1840. John Clarke emigrated from Yorkshire England and became one of the leading physicians at Saratoga in the early 19th century where he had moved from New York City. Among his acquisitions was the purchase of land which included Congress Spring, a well known mineral spring in Saratoga. It was here that he built his family home and began the marketing and bottling of mineral water from the spring which in a few short years became a worldwide export, vastly increasing his wealth. He died in 1846 at age 73. Accompanying the lot are photocopies of an excerpt on John Clarke, MD from Auguste Edouart’s Silhouettes of Eminent American, 1839-944 with image of original portrait of Doctor Clarke, and an excerpt from “History of Saratoga County, New York” by Nathanial Bartlett Sylvester 1978. SIZE: Sight: 14-3/4″ h x 23-1/4″ w. CONDITION: General light toning throughout, a small area of paper loss upper right corner facing, otherwise good. 50559-1 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2160

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2161

FAMILY SILHOUETTE GROUP SIGNED P. LORD.

Circa 1839, Maine. Depicting a husband and wife in music room, the daughter seated in front of a piano while the young son converses with his mother. Signed lower left “by P. Lord 1839.” Attributed to Phillip Lord, 19th century Maine Silhouette artist. Housed in a period frame. SIZE: Sight: 6-3/4″ h x 9-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Light overall soiling, otherwise very good. 50558-5 (700-900) – Lot 2161

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2162

OUTSTANDING SCHOOL GIRL NEEDLEWORK FAMILY RECORD BY ELIZABETH ANN TOPPING, NEW YORK CITY, 1831.

The sampler form needlework having an outside border of flower vine and inner border with a title at the top, the family of David and Emeline Topping. Eight lines of differing members, starting in 1792 and ending in 1828. Needlework pictures include a willow tree, urns of flowers, butterflies and more. Two flower cartouches flank the willow tree, left says “Wrought by Elizabeth Ann Topping Ag’d” and the right side says “10 years Dec. 24, New York City AD 1831”. Below the willow tree branches states “Wrought at Mrs. Seavy’s Academy Eldridge Street When This You See, Remember Me, Now in the Heat of Youthful Blood, Remember Your Creator God. Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee.” Housed in a gilt molded wood frame behind glass. SIZE: Site: 23-1/4″ x 20-1/2″. Overall: 26-1/4″ x 23-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 50641-11 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2162

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2163

FINE APPLIQUE ALBUM QUILT.

19th century having twenty-five 16″ x 16″ squares depicting floral motifs including pot of flowers, wreath of flowers and a stylized cornucopia of flowers, all different colors of red, green, black and gold, having a thin red border. SIZE: 82″ x 82″. PROVENANCE: From a private New Jersey home. CONDITION: Very good. 50494-22 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2163

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2164

EXCEPTIONAL, FINE AND IMPORTANT TOBACCONIST FIGURE OF INDIAN MAIDEN ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL ROBB.

Circa 1880, Samuel Robb (1851 – 1928), New York. This rare figure of an Indian maiden with a feather headdress, long flowing hair and feather decorated tunic holding a box of cigars in the crook of her left arm and a bundle of cigars and box of plug tobacco held in her right hand. The figure is rare in that she is holding a rose in her left hand. These figures were created by Robb as a portrait of his wife Emma and carved as a tribute after her death in 1878 and is often referred to as “Robb Roses” and only a handful are known to exist. This example also retains mostly all original paint and decoration. SIZE: 56″ h x 15″ w x 16″ d. CONDITION: As previously stated, figure mostly original in very fine condition with only minor and small old repairs, losses and imperfections, including small filled repair, back of right shoulder, also small loss to banded trim on bodice of tunic is filled in an painted over, but not restored. A small loss probably a replacement to section at bottom of cigar bunch including portion of forefinger on hand. Loss to feather of headdress Otherwise good. 50883-2 (45,000-65,000) – Lot 2164

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2165

FINE CARVED TOBACCONIST FIGURE OF AN INDIAN ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS BROOKS.

Circa 1875, Thomas Brooks (1828 – 1895), New York. The figure in full feather headdress depicted with long flowing hair wearing a tunic trimmed in feathers a bundle of cigars and box of tobacco in left hand, two small unidentified boxes in crook of right arm and holding a sheaf of tobacco leaves in right hand crossed over his chest, in old historic polychrome painted surface. NOTE: Samuel Robb apprenticed under Thomas Brooks, who is considered one of the earliest and most sought after carvers. Brooks often sculpted his figures from life. SIZE: 80″ h (overall) x 20″ w (at base) x 21-1/2″ d (at base). CONDITION: Paint decorated surface believed to be second or third in-use, carved figure appears all original, no restoration, losses or replacements noted. Base is original. Very good overall. 50883-1 (35,000-45,000) – Lot 2165

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2166

QUEEN ANNE FIGURED RED WALNUT BONNET-TOP HIGHBOY.

Circa 1745-1760, Salem area, Massachusetts. In two parts. The upper case with a swan’s neck cyma scrolled pediment of very pleasing pitch and exceptionally bold moldings. The tympanum board possesses a good balance of positive and negative space punctuated with the urn-and-flame finials. The top center drawer fan-carved, flanked by short drawers over four graduated long drawers with thumb-molded edges. With acceptance molding to both cases as typical of Essex County furniture pre-1760. The case drawer organization and graduation is very well resolved with the original brasses designed in a waisted formation. The lower case with single long drawer over central fan-carved drawer, flanked by short drawers. The arcaded apron with drop pendants blocked at center for the finely carved fan drawer. Standing on sweeping cabriole legs with ridged knees, hocked ankles and well resolved pad feet with intact under pads. Brass plates are original with some replaced posts. Brasses moved slightly and re-set at some point in its history. SIZE: 87-1/2″ h x 35″ case w x 21″ d. CONDITION: In very good condition. Bottom backboard of upper case is an early replacement. Maintained finish with fine old patina. 50839-28 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2166

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2167

RARE AND FINE CLASSICAL CARVED MAHOGANY DINING TABLE WITH “CUMBERLAND” ACTION.

First quarter, 19th century, Boston, Massachusetts, in the manner of Thomas Seymour. The large rectangular top with D-form hinged leaves, each cut from a single board of figured mahogany. The top with molded edges projecting above the conforming apron, raised on four turned swell and ring-turned pedestals joined to out-swept reeded and molded legs terminating in cast-brass acanthus leaf capped castors. The pedestals and legs all join by box stretchers hinged and folding with the Cumberland movement. SIZE: 28-1/2″ h x 15″ closed width; 64″ x 60″ open width. CONDITION: Very fine condition with professional French polish surface and with superb color and patina. 50783-1 (18,000-20,000) – Lot 2167

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2168

RARE CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY DWARF CASE CLOCK WALTER CORNELL, NEWPORT.

Early 19th century, Newport Rhode Island. The bonnet with three brass urn-form spire finials on plinths centering pierced scrolling fretwork above the cove molded arched cornice over the glazed tombstone door flanked by fluted Doric columns. The painted iron six-inch dial with gilt scrolling spandrels signed Walter Cornell in script within gilt scrolling borders above “NEWPORT” above the Arabic numeral chapter ring, the winding post beneath the numeral 2. The weight driven brass movement striking on a bell, the backplate stamped “C.R. CROOKSHANK”, mounted on a chestnut saddle board. The waist with rectangular molded door with inlaid diamond escutcheon and oval central patera flanked by engaged stop-fluted quarter columns on a step molded string-inlaid box base, the whole raised on ogee bracket feet. Clock is offered with three finials, weight, pendulum, winder and door key. SIZE: 38-3/4″ h x 8-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ d. 6-1/2″ throat w. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: The bonnet with small repair in fretwork, proper lower left side. Case with 1/2″ repair to proper left front foot. Movement has been cleaned and appears functional, dial retains original painted surface with some inpainting between 3:30 and 7:45. Additionally two chips in paint between numerals 7 and 8 in area of post. Overall condition is good to very good. 50012-117 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2168

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2169

RARE AND FINE CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY HANDKERCHIEF TABLE.

Circa 1775, New York City. The fixed triangular top with conforming drop-leaf and apron. Raised on five trapezoidal faceted legs terminating in Marlborough cuffed feet. The fifth leg with fly rail hinge to swivel and support the drop-leaf. The table showing evidence of the original pleated silk dependency between the legs. Handkerchief tables were intended for use in a hall, parlor or bedchamber. Oak and poplar secondary woods. SIZE: 28″ h x 44″ w (overall) x 20-1/2″ d (closed), 41″ d (open). CONDITION: This extremely rare example in remarkable condition. A small repair at mortise to the top of one stationary leg. 50839-4 (2,000-5,000) – Lot 2169

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2170

MASSACHUSETTS CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY OXBOW SLANT LID DESK.

Third quarter 18th century, Boston. This diminutive example with hinged sloping lid opening to an interior with an arrangement of step back valance pigeon holes and drawers centering a bank of document drawers the uppermost shell carved. Case with four graduated serpentine long drawers raised on a molded base with pronounced ogee bracket feet with bold scalloped returns. Desk fitted with oval brasses of the period. SIZE: 41-1/2″ h x 37-1/2″ case w x 19-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Desk with old crusty dark surface. Backboards and feet original. Desk is structurally sound with small losses to thumb molded edge of lid. Based molding with roughness along edges within normal and expected parameters. Old surface on top of desk has been partially stripped and removed. Proper right front foot has been broken off and replaced with original foot secured by wood screw. 50564-6 (800-1,200) – Lot 2170

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2171

RARE LARGE “DEXTER” COPPER RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th century, attributed to J.W. Fiske & Co., New York. This nice full body example with cast-iron head and molded mane and tail, with verdigris surface and remnants of gilding. Now offered with museum stand. SIZE: 20-1/2″ h x 49″ l. CONDITION: Minor dents overall and with old bullet hole repairs. Slight seam separation to rear haunch at tail, slight compression dents to proper right neck and mane, otherwise good. 50634-2 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2171

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2172

“GABRIEL BLOWING HORN” FULL BODY MOLDED AND SEAMED COPPER WEATHERVANE.

Mid 20th century, American. The full body weathervane well executed 3 dimensionally, with old, worn gold leaf surface with areas of verdigris. Now offered with museum stand. SIZE: Height including stand 22″, 39″ l. CONDITION: Surface as noted, no damages or restorations noted, horn is solid and properly aligned, very good overall. 50565-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2172

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2173

GRAPHIC RUNNING HORSE SHEET COPPER WEATHERVANE.

Horse with serrated main and tail, depicted running on landscape base, one side with fine perimeter copper rod bracing, tail with half-round copper tube reinforcement. Weathervane exhibits worn but original gilded surface with verdigris patina. Now offered with museum stand. SIZE: Height including base 19″ x 32-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Minor tear top of rump area before tail, otherwise good with all seams intact. 50576-27 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2173

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2174

SEMI-ANTIQUE KASGI ORIENTAL RUG.

Late 19th early 20th century, West Central Persia. Woven with diagonal rows of polychrome Shah Abbas palmettes within dense array of floral rosettes in a midnight blue field within a stylized ivory main border of guls in a tarantula pattern. SIZE: 5′ 3″ x 7′ 5″. CONDITION: Good with even overall wear. A nice example in very good condition and color palette 50304-1 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2174

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2175

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. 50304-2 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2175

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2176

HENRY SCOTT (English, 1911-2005) “BURYING THE RAIL”.

Oil on canvas scene shows a yacht sailing toward viewer with a strong wind. Two other boats are seen in pursuit. Choppy seas, under a blue & white cloud sky. Housed in a good modern gilt frame with linen liner and gilt artist & title plaque. Signed lower right “Henry Scott”. SIZE: 20″ x 30″. Overall: 26″ x 36″. CONDITION: Very good. 50573-3 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2176

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2177

ROY CROSS, RSMA (British, b. 1924) SHIPPING ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST.

The watercolor/gouache nautical scene shows a side view of the large 3-mast ship flying Swedish flags depicting many sailors on deck. Around the boat are 5 other boats of different sizes and sails are seen against far away land. The scene is shown under a blue and pink highlighted white cloud sky. Signed lower right “Roy Cross”. Housed in a fine modern gilt wood frame with linen gold edge liner behind glass. SIZE: Sight size: 20-1/4″ x 29-1/4″. Overall: 31″ x 39-3/4″ CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 50857-2 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2177

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2178

W DUNNAGE (British, 19th Century) BRITISH FRIGATE IN TWO POSITIONS.

Large oil on canvas nautical scene shows a broadside image of a three-mast British frigate sailing left to right with an image of itself going away from the viewer. A two-mast vessel is seen off the stern and other sails are seen on the horizon along with land and a lighthouse. Bottom left is some wreckage with artist signature “W Dunnage 1843″. Various people are seen on the deck including women, men, & children. The ship is seen in full sail flying the British flag all under a pink hued cloud & blue sky. Several seagulls fly over the white tipped green ocean. Housed in a gilt modern molded wood frame. SIZE: 35″ x 51″. Overall: 39″ x 55”. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Lined, restretched on new stretcher to lengthen the left & right sides which must have been wrapped around the initial stretcher which is evident from the front. Left & right side inpainting to tack holes & stretcher line, minor inpainting elsewhere. 50800-2 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2178

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2179

CHARLES ROBERT PATTERSON (American, 1878-1958) BUSY CALCUTTA HARBOR.

Large oil on canvas harbor scene shows a large grouping of tall ships lined in three rows with other smaller Chinese vessels and a shoreline dotted with people & businesses. Signed lower right Charles Robert Patterson. Housed in a good modern gilt frame having some finish loss. SIZE: 28-1/2″ x 42-1/2″. Overall: 35-1/2″ x 49-1/2″. CONDITION: Lined with minor inpainting, otherwise very good. 50921-1 (5,500-7,000) – Lot 2179

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2180

SIGNED (American/British, First Half 20th Century) SHIP IN ROUGH SEAS.

Oil on wood panel showing a three mast, black hulled ship sailing right to left with half sails furled. Off the bow is a land formation of white cliffs with 3 smaller sailboats. Green ocean with white cresting waves all under blue, gray white cloud sky. Signed lower right indistinctly “F. H. _outh”. Housed in a gold 19th century molded wood frame. SIZE: 7″ x 12″. Overall 11″ x 16-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good, some gold rub at frame edges. 50012-151 (500-1,000) – Lot 2180

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2181

PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP “JAMES LITTLEFIELD” IN STORMY SEA.

Unsigned oil on canvas nautical scene shows the 3-mast black hulled ship under partial sail, sailing right to left in stormy seas. A few figures are seen on deck and the ship’s name is seen on the stern area. The sky has dark clouds with an opening showing blue sky and the sun casting light on the ship in water. Housed in what may be its original gilt frame liner. Note: The “James Littlefield” was built and launched in Bangor, Maine in 1854 (it promptly capsized upon launching and they righted her). In the Civil War, she was sunk by the Confederate steamer “Tallahassee” in August 1864. The “Tallahassee” was captained by James Taylor Wood, nephew of Jefferson Davis and grandson of Zachary Taylor. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. Overall: 26″ x 38″ PROVENANCE: The painting descended in the Tuck family of Bangor, Maine. CONDITION: Conserved in 1997 by Nancy Lee Snow of Falmouth, Maine. Lined, stable craquelure, scattered inpainting, otherwise very good. 50813-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2181

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2182

TWO MAHOGANY SHIP’S WHEELS.

Late 19th/early-20th century. Each circular wheel with 8 baluster and ring-turned spokes joined to the turned central brass hub. The outer ring of the smaller wheel, nicely bound with conforming brass plates. Both ship’s wheels are of high quality. SIZE: Largest 42″ dia, smallest 36″ dia. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Retaining old surface. The extremities of the handles with wear and abrasion within expected parameters. 50800-143, 50080-159, (500-800) – Lot 2182

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2183

CASED SHIP MODEL OF A BRIG OF 20 GUNS.

Late 20th century. Nicely carved and painted. Mounted with 20 cannon. A dory secured mid-ship. A second dory mounted to stern. Hull is copper clad below waterline. Mounted in custom mahogany display case. SIZE: 22″ h x 25-3/4″ l x 22-1/2″ w PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Very good overall. Nicely detailed model in very fine condition. 50800-131 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2183

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2184

CASED SHIP MODEL OF THE CANADIAN GUNSHIP “SPITFIRE”.

Ship model 20th century. Carved and painted wood model constructed with port side bottom exposed to illustrate construction of ship. Two masted 18th century gunship with galleon stern, mounted with three cannon on port and starboard sides, two swivel guns at bow, and a larger siege mortar mounted midship. Racks of cannonballs and barrels of powder are stored on deck. Ship with mahogany display stand within a modern glass sided case. SIZE: Case size 25-1/2″ h x 33″ l x 13-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Ship is very good. Case has broken glass on right side bottom. 50800-150 (200-400) – Lot 2184

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2185

NICE PAINTED PINE SEA CHEST.

Late 18th early 19th century, New England. The rectangular hinged lid with molded edges, paint-decorated with central plaque with inset corners decorated with a monogram of “G N B” in script. The hinged top opening to an interior fitted with a lidded till above two short drawers and mounted with original iron hinges. The dovetailed chest with sloping sides on a molded plinth a becket bracket attached at each end. The whole in original blue paint. SIZE: 17-1/2″ h x 44″ l x 16″ d. CONDITION: Structurally good, retaining original lock, now reset. Painted surfaces with considerable in-use wear and abrasions. Interior is clean. Both becket brackets intact, one rope becket absent. 50809-1 (500-800) – Lot 2185

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2186

FINE MAHOGANY BRASS BOUND CAMPAIGN DESK.

Mid 19th century, London, England. James Schoolbred & Co. was established in London in the 1820’s and flourished through the 19th century, manufacturing quality mahogany furniture of the day. This labeled example marked “Jas Schoolbred & Co.” stamped on upper drawer of case. The rectangular brass bound case with three-quarter brass gallery, above 2 banks of 2 short drawers, each with hinged locksides centering a hinged leather lined writing slope, opening to an interior fitted with a storage well and pigeon holes, and flanked by tooled leather writing surfaces. The lower case fitted with banks of four short drawers centering a sham drawer above a knee hole, raised on a brass bound plinth. The desk fitted with recessed brass campaign “style” hardware and with carrying handles. SIZE: 39″ h overall, 53″ w, 27-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Lower case was tight, vertical shrinkage cracks. Surfaces retain original finish with rich mahogany coloration. Original tooled leather surfaces intact. Very good overall. 50800-75 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2186

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2187

LARGE SHIP’S ANCHOR LIGHT WITH LATER PAINT DECORATION.

Late 19th century light. Paint decoration second half 20th century. Sheet tin lantern with iron cage and hinged handles with clear glass Fresnel lens, now electrified. Paint decoration depicting the “HMS OAK” within a cartouche with rope border. Additional painted wreaths and ropes throughout on a black ground. SIZE: Height excluding handles 26″ PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Original burners have been removed, replaced by electric fixture. Lens very good with soiling. Body intact. 50800-125 (500-1,000) – Lot 2187

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2188

PERKO SHIP’S LANTERN WITH INDIGO FRESNEL LENS.

WWII era. New York. Lantern of triangular form with hinged brass lid and smoke vent. Mounted with maker’s badge on shoulder bearing trademark for Perko and for Perkins Marine Lamp & HWR Corp. of Brooklyn, New York. This vintage lantern additionally fitted with steel “blackout” shroud to conceal lens from the air in wartime. Lantern mounted with indigo Fresnel lens. SIZE: 26″ h. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Multiple coats of black paint with areas of corrosion beneath. Shroud or shield with multiple shallow dents. Approximately 2″ long diagonal crack, center right of lens. Otherwise good. 50800-86 (100-200) – Lot 2188

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2189

NEAR PAIR OF PORT AND STARBOARD SHIP’S LIGHTS.

First quarter 20th century. England. Each copper lantern with hinged venting lid. The first marked “Starboard” on a plaque above the company name of Meteorite above the registration number 40492. The second marked “PORT” above the plaque marked Meteorite number 36135. Body incised “PATENT 546575″. Each lantern retains orig Fresnel glass lens and interior of each fitted with colored lenses denoting Port and Starboard. Each has been electrified, each with mounting bracket and carrying handle. SIZE: 25 ” h x 14 ” w PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Starboard light with 1″ chip on lens. Both lanterns with slight dents and dimples, otherwise good. 50800-72 (400-600) – Lot 2189

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2190

SHIP DECORATED LIVERPOOL JUG.

This black decorated jug features an American sailing ship flying two flags and a commissioning pennant on one side. This transfer is not recorded in the Arman book on historical Liverpool jugs. The opposite transfer features a shore scene of a large figure of Hope leaning on an anchor with a ship passing by. There is an anchor on the ship’s top flag and the word “HOPE” tops the transfer. There is black lineal decoration around the base and top. SIZE: 8″ h x 9″ at widest. CONDITION: Jug unrestored. Generally solid but has a large crack across the base and 1/3 of the way up the side. There is some minor staining to the body. Another crack runs from the edge of the spout to the base of the spout. The rim has a noticeable chip and roughness around the top. 50803-9 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2190

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2191

HERCULANEUM POTTERY LIVERPOOL PITCHER WITH SHIP AND SHIPBUILDERS POEM TRANSFER.

The cream ware pitcher has a large black transfer of a three-mast ship in full sail sailing right to left with an American flag. Other side with a round black transfer of the shipbuilding poem with two scenes. Under the spout, is the seal of the United States below which is “HERCULANEUM POTTERY LIVERPOOL”. There is a gold band at top and bottom areas. SIZE: 8-1/4″ h. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good with minor & small professional repair to underside of spout. 50012-101 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2191

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2192

MASONIC LIVERPOOL JUG.

Jug features a Masonic transfer on one side showing various Masonic symbols along with statue topped pillars. The opposite transfer is a polychromatic decorated ship with the US flag flying. Jug features several smaller transfers around the top, including a square and compass, a protractor and crossed pens with knotted ribbon. Under the spout is an oval wreath with the name “Benjn. and Sally Tripp.” Below that wreath is another with the script initials “JE”. Under the ship is a large Masonic square and compass with the triangle and “G” in the center. Under the handle is a spread wing American eagle. SIZE: 12-1/4″ h x 10″ at widest. CONDITION: Jug is unrestored but has several significant body cracks, some nearly surround the jug. No chips noted, but minor roughness around the rim. 50803-3 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2192

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2193

GROUP OF TWO AMERICAN HISTORICAL LIVERPOOL JUGS.

1) Jug features a transfer entitled “Washington in Glory, America in Tears”. Transfer shows a portrait of Washington on his tomb with Liberty and American eagle staring at the ground. Other side features a map of the United States with Washington, Liberty, a herald, an early American flag and more. Under the spout is a large oval wreath with initial “JBP” inside. Under the wreath is a small transfer of a spread wing American eagle. 2) Jug features a very desirable transfer of an American ship flying Old Glory with the title beneath “Packet of Boston”. The transfer is polychromatically decorated. Opposite transfer is of the ring of states type featuring a spread wing American eagle surrounded by linked rings with the name of each state written on them. Under the spout is an oval wreath with the name “J.D. Nichoson”. SIZE: 1) 9-1/2″ h x 8-1/2″ at widest. 2) 9-1/3″ h x 8-3/4″ at widest. CONDITION: 1) Has no apparent damage, however, some restoration has taken place. None is apparent on the base, but the foot, spout, rim and lower body of the jug all appear to have had restoration work. The entire jug has been oversprayed, slightly muting the transfers. 2) No visible damage, however extensive repairs are apparent. It is difficult to determine exact extent of restoration however, jug likely suffered from rim chips, foot chips and various cracks to the body, all of which are not visible now. Body of jug has heavy artificial glaze coating that has started to yellow. This is an exceptional jug worthy of being re-restored with modern techniques. 50803-14 (1,600-2,200) – Lot 2193

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2194

AFTER JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (American, 1817-1894) SCHOONER YACHT “AMERICA”.

Oil on canvas shows what appears to be the yacht “America” in competition with another just beyond. The two-mast schooner/yacht travels right to left with three men on deck. Flying the American flag and another similar ship just behind and beside. Two tall ships are coming in from the left. Seen in white tipped green ocean, all under a cloud & blue sky. Signed lower right “J E Buttersworth”. Housed in a fine antique style frame by Guido Frames of South Boston, MA. SIZE: 18″ x 22″. Overall: 23-1/4″ x 26-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Originally from the collection of Alice & Murray Braunfeld, acquired in 2004. Included is a copy of a magazine article regarding the collection. CONDITION: Inpainting, very good 50802-1 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2194

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2195

PORTRAIT OF THE SCHOONER “J. S. INGRAHAM”.

Unsigned oil on canvas, nautical scene shows a black hulled schooner with 3-masts under full sail, sailing right to left under an early evening sky. The ship’s name emblazoned on the front bow and stern areas, also on a large pennant. Multiple flags are seen including a large American flag. Several figures are seen on deck with the captain behind the wheel. Color reflections in a choppy ocean with sails on the horizon. Housed in its original deep Victorian black walnut frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 24″ x 32″. Overall: 30-3/4″ x 38-1/2″ CONDITION: Unrestored having losses and flaking to bottom 2″, 2 tears with losses at bow and above American flag. Vertical water streaks, surface dirt, otherwise good. 50341-5 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2195

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2196

UNSIGNED (American, 19th/20th Century) BREAKWATER LIGHTHOUSE AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE DELAWARE RIVER.

Fabulous oil on wood panel scene shows a breakwater which has two buildings, one with a lighthouse top and a central lookout tower with flagpole. It appears there are several soldiers with long rifles and a person manning the flag tower. There are three flags flying off the right house and both have smoke billowing from the chimneys. Several rowboats are seen in the foreground with ships rounding the point. All under a blue & white cloud sky. Housed in a modern gilt frame. NOTE: This most likely depicts the Delaware Breakwater West End Light House but could also depict the East End which had similar buildings. SIZE: 10″ x 16″. Overall: 14″ x 20″. CONDITION: Minor touch up, very good. 50807-15 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2196

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2197

PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN SEA CAPTAIN.

Oil on canvas half portrait of a gentleman in black coat, flower decorated vest and white shirt. He holds a telescope in his left hand and sits on a red Federal sofa. Housed in its original gilt molded wood frame. Unsigned but found in the Dennis area of Cape Cod, MA. SIZE: 31″ x 26″. Overall: 36″ x 31″. CONDITION: Stretcher lines visible, some minor touch up, otherwise very good. 50440-10 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2197

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2198

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. 45505-13 (300-500) – Lot 2198

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2199

HERIZ CARPET.

Northwest Persia. The central arabesque medallion in a terracotta field within ivory spandrels all with latch hook borders and dense floral geometric trelliswork within the midnight blue main border filled with scrolling floral devices. SIZE: 8′ 9″ x 11′ 5″ CONDITION: With wear throughout to foundation in some areas, evidence of now inactive insect damage in perimeter of rug. Loss to fringes at each end and with loss to selvedge 50567-6 (400-600) – Lot 2199

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2200

SEMI-ANTIQUE TABRIZ ORIENTAL RUG.

Northwest Persia, first-third 20th century. Nicely woven with central tree of life flanked by floral filled urns on a pale celadon field within a terracotta main border of scrolling floral polychrome vinery. SIZE: 4′ 5″ x 5′ 8″. CONDITION: General wear throughout with wear to foundation and upper portion of Mihrab. Loss of fringe to ends otherwise fair to good. 50567-7 (400-600) – Lot 2200

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2201

VERY FINE GEORGE III MAHOGANY SECRETARY BOOKCASE.

Third quarter 18th century, England. In two parts, the upper case with exuberant carved foliate crest with central cartouche carved with a floral filled urn framed within scrolling leaf tips in high relief. The swan’s neck cove molded pediment terminating in floral rosettes with pendant leaf tips carved in deep relief above a pair of figural mahogany fielded panel doors opening to an interior fitted with two adjustable shelves over an arrangement of valanced pigeon holes over three aligned drawers fitted to the mid-molded lower case with hinged sloping lid over a pair of aligned short drawers flanked by lopers over three long graduated drawers all with cockbeaded edges on a molded plinth raised on well executed ogee bracket feet with shaped returns. Secretary retains a complete set of period brasses. SIZE: 96-1/2″ h x 42″ w overall x 39″ case w x 23″ d. CONDITION: In very fine original condition with undisturbed patina and well polished. Feet and all glue blocks original. 50598-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2201

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2202

FINE CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY CARD TABLE.

Second half 18th century, Ireland. Three-fold hinged top with pronounced turret corners, second top opening to baize-lined gaming surface above the conforming frieze fitted with a single long drawer with central carved shell decoration raised on pronounced cabriole legs shell carved at the knees flanked by molded elements continuing to water leaf carved ankles terminating in deeply carved trifid feet. A single rear leg hinged for top support. Note: Drawer with paper label for “ROBERT STRAHAN & CO. DUBLIN”. SIZE: 31-1/4″ h x 34-1/2″ w x 17″ d. CONDITION: Table retains original surface with good undisturbed patina. Frieze with burr walnut veneers exhibiting shrinkage cracks on sides with 1″ loss to veneer on lower edge, proper left side frieze. A vertical repair proper right front corner of frieze cosmetic in nature, otherwise good. Hinges and tops original with no warping. 50621-16 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 2202

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2203

GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE CHEST WITH BRUSHING SLIDE.

Last third 18th century, England. The dense figural Santo Domingan mahogany, top with applied molded edge above the conforming case with serpentine front fitted with a conforming baise-lined slide over four conforming graduated drawers with cock beaded edges and with original brass hardware joined to a molded plinth, raised on bracket feet with shaped returns. The drawer dividers cross-banded. Backboards, bracket feet and hardware original. SIZE: 35″ h x 39-1/2″ w overall x 24″ d. CONDITION: Chest retains original polish surfaces with mellow patina. Proper left and right side of case at front with small brushstrokes of white paint, minor in nature. Some small cosmetic repairs to cross-banding. Structurally very good. 50598-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2203

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2204

UNSIGNED (American or English School, Late 18th Century) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY WITH SHEEP.

Large oil on canvas full length portrait of a young boy in fancy outfit with cream/white suit, blue sash tied at waist, & ostrich plume decorated hat. Next to him is a ram and a ewe. The background is a landscape seen under blue & white cloud sky. Housed in what appears to be it’s original gilt wood antique frame. SIZE: 50-1/2″ x 41-1/2″. Overall: 54-1/4″ x 45-1/2″. CONDITION: Lined, some restoration with inpainting, craquelure, good. 50807-6 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2204

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2205

FINE SILHOUETTE PORTRAIT OF A BRITISH OFFICER IN FULL DRESS UNIFORM IN THE MANNER CHARLES BUNCOMBE.

First quarter 19th century, probably England. This unsigned silhouette in black watercolor with detailed gold highlights. Officer with plumed cap and saber. Housed in an ebonized frame with gilt slip. SIZE: 10-1/2″ h x 8″ w. CONDITION: With general light even toning, otherwise very good. 50558-30 (400-500) – Lot 2205

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2206

QUEEN ANNE WALNUT LOOKING GLASS.

3rd quarter 18th century. The rectangular beveled mirror plate within a molded gilt surround. The arched crest of burres walnut flanked by scrolled ears above the molded frame. SIZE: 31-1/2″ h x 16″ w CONDITION: Original mirror plate with overall foxing to silver. Backboard is original. No restoration or repairs noted. Very good overall. 50558-9 (600-700) – Lot 2206

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2207

QUEEN ANNE CARVED WALNUT LOOKING GLASS.

Mid 18th century. Tall arched crest, applied with foliate garlands with a central foliate cartouche. Pendant apron with foliate wreath and spray. Rectangular plate within a gilt slip etched with squiggle design within the burr walnut molded surround. SIZE: 31-1/2″ h x 13″ w. CONDITION: Beveled mirror plate with general loss to silvering. Mirror surface is original with undisturbed patina. Backboard is original as is crest with replaced glue blocks. Crest with two small holes within cartouche. Otherwise good. 50641-5 (400-600) – Lot 2207

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2208

THREE PIECES OF GEORGIAN SILVER.

1) 10-3/4″ x 10″ footed salver. London, 1791/92. Hallmark of “WL” which is unlisted. The plain salver having a deep engraved coat-of-arms “NUNQUAM NON PARATUS” (Never Not Ready). 2) 4-1/2″ high unmarked George III creamer having a decorative band above shoulder and a worn decoration of wreath with basket of flowers. 3) 4-3/4″ high x 6-1/4″ wide handled footed cobalt glass lined sugar bowl. Henry Chawner, London, 1789/90. The boat-shaped swing-handled sugar bowl mounted to an oval high foot, reticulated side decoration and having three-letter script monogram. Fitted with a cobalt glass removable liner. SIZE: Sizes as noted above. TOTAL WEIGHT: 25 tr. oz. CONDITION: 1) Very good. 2) Good, shows wear and use. 3) Where base meets bowl there is extra solder, which may indicate a earlier repair, small dings to body, otherwise very good. 50557-11 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2208

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2209

LOT OF THREE ENGLISH STERLING SILVER ITEMS.

Lot includes: 1) London, 1786/87, makers mark “TW”. 13″ h coffeepot. Pear formed tall pot having carved wood handle, hinged lid topped by an urn. 2) London, 1763/64, makers mark “TH” (Thomas Heming). 9″ x 12-1/2″ platter having a dragooned border. 3) London, 1889/90, makers mark eligible. 4″ h x 3-1/2″ sq hinged lid tea box. SIZE: Sizes noted above. TOTAL WEIGHT: 54 tr. oz (with wood handle). CONDITION: 1) Handle with loss of finish, crease and dents to body, otherwise good. 2) Very good. 3) Small dents, otherwise very good. 50463-1 (700-900) – Lot 2209

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2210

FOUR PIECES OF ENGLISH SILVER.

Lot includes: 1) Sheffield, possibly 1805/06, there are three date marks: “B I B”. 14-1/2″ ladle. 2) Sheffield, 1906/07, makers mark “HA” (probably Atkin Brothers). 7″ diameter salver having four ball and claw feet and dragooned shaped border. 3) Dublin, probably 1772 (date marked “Z”). 6-1/2″ h footed creamer having high loop handle, shaped rim, flute decorated tapered body and oval base. 4)Dublin, 1802, makers mark “RS” (possibly Richard Sawyer). 5″ h (without handle) footed swing-handle sugar basket having engraved design, shaped top and oval base. SIZE: Sizes as noted above. TOTAL WEIGHT: 31 tr. oz. CONDITION: Minor small dents, generally very good. 50463-2 (800-900) – Lot 2210

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2211

GEORGIAN SILVER SUGAR BASKET AND FOUR TABLESPOONS.

1) London, 1769/70, makers mark “ER” (probably E. Romer). Reticulated swing-handle frame decorated with flowers and basket of flowers, having a removable cobalt blue glass liner. 2 & 3) London, date mark and makers mark eligible. Pair of 11″ tablespoons. The 18th century spoons, having a cut-feather edge with fancy handle. 4) London, 1764/65. 8-3/4″ tablespoon by T. & W. Chawner. This spoon with cut edge and engraved stag head. 5) American, bright cut 9″ spoon by W. G. Forbes (1752-1840, New York, New York). SIZE: 1) 3″ h x 3″ w without handle and as noted above. TOTAL WEIGHT: 13 tr. oz. CONDITION: Generally very good. 50558-29 (600-800) – Lot 2211

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2212

FOUR QUEEN ANNE AND WILLIAM III ENGLISH STERLING SILVER SPOONS.

Lot includes: 1) London, 1706/07, makers mark of Lawrence Jones. Three 8″ spoons, family crest engraved on back. 2) London, 1701, makers mark of William Scarlett. 8″ William III spoon, back of spoon handle marked “P.S/W.B.1701” SIZE: Sizes noted above. TOTAL WEIGHT: 6 tr. oz. CONDITION: 1) Very good. 2) Very good. 50557-15 (700-900) – Lot 2212

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2213

PAIR OF ENGLISH MINIATURE ROCOCO STYLE CANDLESTICKS AND GEORGIAN SALVER.

London, 1888/89, makers mark “JB”. The 5″ high candlesticks having shaped square bases, removable bobeches which match the bases in design. London, 1763/64, makers mark “EC” (Ebeneezer Coker). 7-1/2″ diameter salver having three hoof feet, shell decorated border, decorated with flower vine and an engraved rearing stag atop crown in center. SIZE: Size as noted above. TOTAL WEIGHT: 15 tr. oz. CONDITION: Very good. 50564-8, 50564-9., (500-700) – Lot 2213

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2214

FIVE SILVER BOXES.

Lot includes: 1) English Sterling snuffbox with a 4/5 hinged lid in oval form, having bright work and shield with monogram. London, 1796/97, makers mark “GB” (probably George Baskerville). 2) English Sterling snuffbox, Birmingham (1885/86), makers mark “WN”. The rectangular box having an engraved border shaped lid. The bottom all over engraved. 3) French Sterling hallmarked, rectangular hinged box having a single divider, horizontally through box. Top decorated with a raised urn of trailing flowers. 4) Unmarked rectangular, curved edge snuffbox. Decorative engraving on hinged lid. 5) Unmarked silver, hinged top card holder. The whole in fine silver filigree work. One side having “MEMORIA” attached in silver letters. SIZE: Range from 2-1/2″ l to 3-1/2″ l. CONDITION: 1) Very good. 2) Very good. 3) The interior of the lid having inset glass with mirror back which has deteriorated, otherwise very good. 4) Interior with some stains and rust (may not be silver), otherwise good. 5) There are small parts of the filigree missing, mostly intact. 50464-4 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2214

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2214A

SET OF TWELVE STERLING APOSTLE SPOONS.

The Victorian set having different figure apostles at the top of each spoon, tapered shallow bowl marked with a hallmark which appears to be a scepter, probably German or Austrian. WEIGHT: 5 tr. oz. SIZE: 4-1/4″ l. PROVENANCE: Family history indicates that the spoons were given to Aunt Anna (Blake) on their visit to Vienna when her first husband, Theodor von Wangermann, gave a piano concert there in 1890. CONDITION: Very good. 50557-18 (500-700) – Lot 2214A

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2215

THOMAS MOORE & CO TRIPLE FUSE BRACKET CLOCK.

London, late 18th century. Musical clock striking on the quarters, chiming on nine bells with engraved backplate. With calendar on dial on face. With pendulum. Handle on top with four finials. Satin wood feather veneer on front, quarter columns with brass on top and bottom. Brass talon feet. Has brass covering the windowed sides with cloth, cloth probably replaced. With key and winder. SIZE: 19″ h x 15″ at widest x 9-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: Descended through the Rufus King family lineage. CONDITION: Clock appears to be original finish, missing small pieces of wood. Craquelure to veneer, in need of some restoration. Dial face with losses. Pendulum with restoration but is of the period. 50440-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2215

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2216

GEORGE III COMPANION MAHOGANY BOOKCASE.

Last quarter, 18th century, England. This diminutive example with four graduated shelves above a single drawer. The case sides scalloped and shaped. The whole raised on ring-turned tapering cylindrical legs terminating in brass capped castors. SIZE: 40-1/2″ h x 19″ w x 10-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Bookcase retains old original surface. Lower two shelves with darkened water stains. Otherwise re-polished. Structurally good with old cosmetic repair to rear of proper left side panel. 50800-95 (200-400) – Lot 2216

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2217

FINE WILLIAM IV CARVED MAHOGANY AND ROSEWOOD CANTERBURY.

Mid 19th century, England. The four S- and C-scroll molded and shaped dividers each surmounted by a carved shell crest joined by baluster turnings, all above the rectangular case, above the conforming frieze fitted with single drawer, raised on short bulbous, ring and baluster-turned legs, terminating in brass capped casters. SIZE: 19-1/2″ h x 20″ w x 15-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good, professionally cleaned and re-polished. Drawer with replaced brasses, casters original. 50781-2 (800-1,200) – Lot 2217

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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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2219

ANTONIO DE SIMONE (Italian, 1851-1907) THREE PORTRAITS OF THE AMERICAN YACHT S.Y. “NARADA”.

Three framed gouaches depicting the white hulled steam and sailing yacht Narada. The first depicts the yacht steaming past Vesuvius, the second depicts the yacht with billowing main sails cutting through choppy seas, and the third shows the yacht with only the jib sails at work in rough seas. The New York Yacht Club burgee is on the foremast and the officer’s flag of the Vice Commodore is on the mainmast in each example. All three inscribed lower left “Y. Narada” and signed lower right “DeSimone”. NOTE: The steam yacht “Narada”, originally named “Semiramis”, was 491 tons gross (272 net), and was designed for Mr. John Lysaght by A.H. “Skipper” Brown and built for him by Ramage & Ferguson of Leith in 1889. Having a steel-hull, with a Scotch boiler & triple expansion engine produced 635 hp. (14 knots when in steam). Rigged as a screw brigantine, at 225 feet in length with a 27 foot beam and a 13 foot draught. Lysaght sold her in 1893 and in 1894 she was bought by A.J. Drexel, the immensely wealthy Philadelphia banker, who promptly renamed her “Margarita”. He in turn sold her to Henry Walters of Baltimore in 1899 whereupon her name changed again, this time to “Narada”. As “Narada”, she became one of the best-known yachts on the North Atlantic and Walters made many trips to Europe in her to buy the art treasures which now form the basis of the Walters Gallery Collection in Baltimore. Apart from the latter years of the Great War when she was leased to the U.S. Navy, Walters used “Narada” continuously until he sold her in 1933, after which she disappears from record. Henry Walters was the Vice Commodore of the New York Yacht Club thus the burgee of the Club & the Vice Commodore officer’s flag seen in each of these works. SIZE: Sight of each: 17-1/2″ x 23-1/2″. All three housed in matching giltwood frames, under glass: 21-3/4″ x 27-1/2″. CONDITION: All three appear to be in very good condition. One has small horizontal tear along top edge. Not examined out of frame. 50878-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2219

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2220

CHINA TRADE (19th century) PORTRAIT OF A DANISH CLIPPER SHIP.

Oil on canvas portrait of a three masted clipper ship flying the Danish East India Company flag as it approaches Hong Kong. SIZE: 17-3/4 x 23-1/2″. Overall: 21-1/2″ x 27″ CONDITION: Lined, shrinkage cracks, minor canvas buckle. 50621-9 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2220

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2221

MICHAEL ZENO DIEMER (German, 1867-1939) CLIPPER SHIP CUTTING THROUGH ROUGH SEAS.

An oil on canvas depicting a three masted clipper ship caught between large waves, travelling towards the right. Housed in a giltwood frame and signed lower left “M. Zeno Diemer”. SIZE: 39″ x 57″. Overall: 51″ x 68″. CONDITION: Very good. Canvas is lined and varnish has yellowed. Gilding on frame is chipping, with losses. 49556-1 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2221

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2222

WILLIAM FOWLER II (English, fl.1825-1867) THE SAIL AND STEAM SHIP “S.S. CITY OF LONDON”.

Oil on canvas ship portrait depicting the S.S. City of London sailing left under sail, steam and paddlewheel power off the white cliffs of Dover. The passenger steamship was built in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1863 by Tod & McGregor to carry immigrants from Liverpool to New York. She was lost at sea in 1881 along with 41 of her passengers. Signed lower left “W. Fowler”, and numbered on verso canvas “2019”. Housed in a mahogany frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 18″ x 25-1/2″. Overall: 22-1/2″ x 30″ CONDITION: Extensive inpainting in sky 50641-12 (800-1,200) – Lot 2222

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2223

P H SIEMS (South African, fl. 1883-1906) AN AMERICAN CORVETTE ANCHORED IN TABLE BAY, SOUTH AFRICA.

Fine watercolor showing a three-mast black hulled ship flying the American flag anchored with several other boats having town & table mountain beyond. Signed lower right “P H Siems 1884″. Housed in a gilt frame that (damaged). Watercolor is mounted to light board. SIZE: 8″ x 11-1/2″. Overall: 17-1/2″ x 20-1/2”. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Watercolor is very good, backing board toned, frame as is. 50800-105 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2223

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2224

P H SIEMS (South African, fl. 1883-1906) CORVETTE IN A STORM.

Watercolor scene shows a three-mast single stack ship cutting through heavy ocean. Crew members can be seen on deck under heavy spray. Signed lower left “P H Siems 1884″. Housed in a its original gesso decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 9″ x 13″. Overall: 17-3/4″ x 20-1/2”. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts Collection. CONDITION: Watercolor is good, backing board foxed & toned. 50800-104 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2224

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2225

ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN SLOOP OF WAR, POSSIBLY THE BROOKLYN.

Oil on board depicting a mid-19th century black hulled sailing vessel traveling under steam power under a cloudy grey sky. Signed lower right “Antonio Jacobsen”, and inscribed in pencil on verso “Brooklyn”. The ship resembles the 1858 sloop of war USS Brooklyn, however, it also resembles the sloop of war Kearsage (Jacobsen was known in his Checklist to have two oil paintings of the Kearsage of this size). “Brooklyn” was the first of five screw sloops of war authorized by the U.S. Congress on March 3, 1857. She was laid down later that year by the firm of Jacob A. Westervelt and Son, launched in 1858, and commissioned on January 26, 1859 under the command of Capt. David G. Farragut. Housed in a carved giltwood frame. SIZE: 13-3/4″ x 24″. Overall: 30-1/2″ x 21″. CONDITION: Restoration includes retouch in sky, a 1 1/2″ area of damage to first mast & other imperfections, signature possibly added at a later date. 50589-3 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2225

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2226

ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP “WESTERLAND”.

Unsigned oil on canvas portrait of the two-stack, four-mast, black hulled ship traveling right to left with smoke billowing from the stacks. Each stack is adorned by a five-pointed red star indicating “The Red Star Line”. The name eblazoned on the bow. The ship sails through rough water with white tipped green waves. Two men are seen on deck, all under a dark cloudy sky. Housed in a gold decorated molded wood frame. REFERENCE: According to the Antonio Jacobsen Checklist there were at least two oil painting of this size created of this ship. SIZE: 22″ x 36″. Overall: 26-3/4″ x 40-3/4″. CONDITION: Restored with inpainting, lined, good. 50922-4 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2226

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2227

SUPERBLY DETAILED LARGE SCALE MODEL OF A FULLY RIGGED ARMED BRIG.

19th century, American or British. The fine and accurately detailed model with full rigging, including fighting tops and sails furled on the yards, above a laid deck with removal hatch covers. The hull of plank on frame construction with functional gun ports for upper-deck canon. The model with carved and gilded figurehead of a helmeted soldier. Model is accompanied by a display stand. SIZE: 69″ h x 92″ l x 38″ w overall. CONDITION: Very good overall with undisturbed surfaces and natural patina. Some quality old restoration to lines and with minor insignificant imperfections. 50839-15 (2,500-5,000) – Lot 2227

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2229

SETH THOMAS BRASS YACHT CLOCK WITH BELL.

First half 20th century. Circular brass case mounted with conical bell. Nickel-plated 5-1/2″ dial with roman numeral chapter ring, subsidiary seconds dial, time and strike apertures centering “SETH THOMAS”. Clock with 48 hour spring driven movement striking on a bell. SIZE: Overall height 10″ x 7″ w PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Case burnished, shallow dents and dimples overall. Movement has not been examined. 50800-64 (500-1,000) – Lot 2229

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2230

MATCHED PAIR OF SHIP’S WHEELS.

Mid 20th century, American. Each wheel, probably teak with eight baluster-turned spokes joined to the brass hub, continuing through the molded feloe or outer ring terminating in turned handles with no designated king spoke. SIZE: 36″ dia overall. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Very good overall. 50800-165 (300-500) – Lot 2230

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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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2232

CASED SEXTANT BY HEATH & CO OF LONDON.

The black metal brass fitted sextant having a brass scale signed “Heath & Co. London, SE” and “Kelvin & Wilfrid O. White Co., Boston-New York”. The box labeled “”The Hezzanith” Instruments Works, London Certificate of Examination”. Two lenses in fitted pocket. Instruction booklet enclosed. SIZE: 9″ x 9″. CONDITION: Appears to be in very good condition. Box has had previous owners emblem on cover, otherwise good. 50276-4 (800-900) – Lot 2232

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2233

BRASS DOLPHIN LAMP FROM STEAMSHIP “MAURETANIA” OF THE WHITE STAR LINE.

Circa 1938, England. This bronze wall lamp in form of stylized dolphin. Dolphin’s tail curves back and up, splitting left and right serving as a support to curved frosted glass shade with stepped arch top all within brass frame. Wall lamp is currently mounted on a later mahogany board with molded edge. Accompanying the lamp is a booklet titled “Mauretania” which describes the history of the ship replete with many illustrations. SIZE: Lamp 19″ h x 4-1/2″ d x 8-1/4″ w. Plaque 21″ h x 12-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Bronze lamp base well patinated with undisturbed surface. Shade very good overall. Booklet cover shows wear & losses, interior good. 50800-74 (500-1,000) – Lot 2233

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2234

TWO BRASS SHIP’S LANTERNS.

First quarter, 20th century. American. The first, a Perko ship’s lantern with ruby glass Fresnel lens, fitted with protective brass cage and screw top. The second, a large Triplex anchor lantern, fitted with a good “pie cutter” waffle edge Fresnel lens. The body with hinged chimney top and protective brass cage bars over lens. Maker’s plaque impressed in the body. This lantern has been electrified. SIZE: Height of first 12-1/2″. Height of second 1″. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: The Perko lantern with orig lens. Complete burner section now absent, otherwise good. Triplex anchor light with orig lens, electrified as noted. A tear in sheet brass face to right of electrical wire and with dimples to left of wire, otherwise good. 50800-89 (500-1,000) – Lot 2234

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2235

WASHINGTON/PROSCRIBED PATRIOTS OF AMERICA LIVERPOOL JUG.

Polychromatically decorated with a US ship flying the American flag on one side. The other side features the very popular transfer “The Memory of Washington and the Proscribed Patriots of America”. Transfer includes portraits of Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Their initials appear below each portrait. The jug further reads “Liberty, Virtue, Peace, Justice and Equity to All Mankind” along with “Columbias Sons Inspir’d by Freedoms Flame Live in the Annals of Immortal Fame”. There is a transfer under the spout of a shore scene entitled “Smugglers”. Under the handle is another small shore scene featuring three men conversing. There are red/brown lines and highlights on the base, handle and rim of the jug. SIZE: 11″ h x 11″ at widest. CONDITION: Jug shows no restoration but has a large chip measuring 3/4″ x 1″ on the foot below the patriots transfer. There are also two lines on either side of the spout, one line being 1-1/2″, the other 1″. 50803-8 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2235

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2236

TWO PATRIOTIC LIVERPOOL JUGS.

1) Jug features a transfer of Washington’s tomb on one side. Transfer entitled “Washington’s in Glory, America in Tears”. The monument features a portrait of Washington with his birth and death dates along with Lady Liberty and the American eagle both staring at the ground. The opposite transfer features an early American flag, map of America, Washington, Liberty, a herald and more. Under the spout is a large round wreath with the initials “MJH” in the center. Below that is a transfer of an American eagle. A floral garland transfer surrounds the rim. 2) Jug features a polychromatic decorated ship flying a Betsy Ross style flag and a pennant off the central mast. On the other side is a large Patriotic transfer featuring an early American flag, Liberty cap and more. Central oval reads “As he tills your rich glebe, the old peasant shall tell while his bosom with liberty glows. How your warren expired how Montgomery fell and how Washington humbled your foes.” Under the spout is a large wreath transfer and the letters “EK”. The base, handle, rim and spout are highlighted with lineal black decoration. SIZE: 1) 10″ h x 9-1/2″ at widest. 2) 8-1/4″ h x 8-1/2″ at widest. CONDITION: 1) Jug has had significant but professional restoration. There are restored areas on the spout, handle and base of this jug. Jug appears to be oversprayed with simulated glaze. 2) Jug has a wonderful appearance and magnificent luster. The only visible damage is a tight crack that extends from one side of the spout to the other and a small chip on the base. 50803-11 (1,800-2,400) – Lot 2236

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2237

GROUP OF TWO HISTORICAL LIVERPOOL JUGS.

1) Jug features the well known Peace, Plenty and Independence transfer on one side with the equally popular Apotheosis of Washington on the other. The Peace and Plenty transfer is especially large and sharp with well articulated figures. The Apotheosis transfer features Washington being escorted to heaven by angels as a central theme. Below the spout is a large transfer of a spread wing eagle. 2) Small jug features the Farmers Arms on one side and a wonderful transfer of Washington surrounded by a ribbon featuring the names of all the current States. The latest included on the ribbon is Kentucky. Under the spout is a wreath with the names “James & Mary Ham.” inside. There are lineal black highlights around the base, spout, rim and handle. SIZE: 1) 11″ h x 11″ at widest. 2) 8″ h x 8-1/2″ at widest. CONDITION: 1) Jug has a magnificent visual appearance but does have indications of some type of restoration in and around the base. 2) Unrestored but has a large crack that extends from left side of Washington transfer down to below the handle and most of the way across the Farmer’s Arms. Some staining to body of the jug. 50803-12 (1,800-2,400) – Lot 2237

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2238

GROUP OF TWO HISTORICAL JUGS.

1) Liverpool style jug. A scarce transfer of Commodore Preble adorns one side. Transfer features a well known portrait of Preble in the center surrounded by an American flag, arms an Indian and a herald. The other transfer is entitled “Commodore Preble’s Squadron Attacking the City of Tripoli Aug 3 1804” and features a large transfer of Preble’s ships bombarding the fort at Tripoli. There is a lengthy 5-line transfer describing Preble’s squadron and its actions in Tripoli. Under the spout is the well-known transfer of an American eagle with the words “Herculaneum, Pottery Liverpool”. There appears to be remnants of gold highlights around spout. 2) Later jug with pearlware body. Jug features a black overglaze decoration of a spread wing American eagle on one side and ship flying the British flag on the other. Under the spout is a shoreline scene of a woman embracing a sailor. SIZE: 1) 8-1/3″ h x 8-1/2″ at widest. 2) 7-/2″ h x 9-3/4″ at widest. CONDITION: 1) Unrestored but generally stained to a tan color. There are numerous small chips around foot. Spout has small chip on side. 2) Jug has been restored. Restoration includes extensive work on the lip and handle of the jug. There is also restoration to the rim that includes a significant chip. There is further damage that has not been restored including numerous tight cracks in the base and one extending 5″ into the body of the jug. 50803-10 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2238

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2239

GROUP OF TWO LIVERPOOL HISTORIC JUGS.

1) Jug features a large transfer of the Apotheosis of Washington displaying a large transfer of Washington being escorted to heaven by angels. Transfer surrounded by clouds and winged cherub faces. The other side has an American ship at full sail flying the United States flag. Under the spout is a transfer of a large spread wing eagle. 2) Jug features the Independence transfer showing an early American flag, pennant and liberty cap surrounding an oval with words relating to Washington humbling his followers. The opposite transfer is generally known as the Ring of States transfer. It features a large American spread wing eagle surrounded by rings with the names of states upon them. The last state featured is Tennessee. SIZE: 1) 11″ h x 11″ at widest. 2) 7″ h x 7-1/2″ at widest. CONDITION: 1) Jug shows no visible damage, however, some restoration has taken place. Restoration appears to include the spout, top area surrounding the handle, and the base between the Apotheosis and spout transfers. The base and foot rim also appear to have had work done to them. There is a partial crack at the top of the handle, possibly a degraded restoration. 2) Unrestored and has slight roughness around the base, a very small chip on the rim and a small chip on the spout. 50803-13 (1,800-2,400) – Lot 2239

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2240

LARGE LIVERPOOL MASONIC JUG.

Jug having on one side a black transfer titled “Masonry Dedicated to the Learned Brethren”. The other side black transfer titled “Poor Jack” showing a sailor bidding farewell to his lady underneath is the words to the song. Under spout is a black transfer titled” The Orphan Boy in Service” showing a boy leading a pair of workhorses in a field. SIZE: 10-3/4″ h x 11″ at widest. CONDITION: There are three hairline cracks around handle, otherwise good with some minor defects. 50586-7 (700-900) – Lot 2240

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2241

PAIR OF EARLY MASONIC GRAND MASTER CHAIRS.

The high back dark stained chairs have a back panel with Masonic emblems and geometric carving. Both chairs identical with the exception of some of the Masonic icons. One has the “all seeing eye” with square & compass over a balance. The other with the “all seeing eye” over a banner written “GOD WITH VJ” over a balance scale. The architectural type crest with peeked roof line flanked by diamond carved finials. Inset plank seat and block & turned double stretchers. SIZE: 48-3/4″ h x 20-1/2″ at widest (seat front) x 18-1/2″ seat h. CONDITION: Wonderful patina, some light stains in seat, structurally sound. 50788-3 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2241

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2242

CARVED & PAINTED TRADE FIGURE DEPICTING BUST OF A MAN.

From neck up, slightly larger than life size, shows a well featured face with open mouth and tongue out. The man wears a turban and remnants of original light blue, pink & brown paint are present. SIZE: 19″ h x 10″ d. CONDITION: Crack from under chin down and along right side of head behind ear; outside weathering, loss of 85% of paint. 50567-72 (800-1,200) – Lot 2242

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2243

RARE TIN CUTLERY TRADE SIGN.

Last quarter of the 19th century, American. This unusual and fine example of a shaped tin trade sign advertising many household products such as Cutlery, Lighting, Paint and Farming Implements of all Kinds. The sign mounted on a simple rectangular wood frame. The words are executed in silver paint with red and black outlined borders all on a blue-gray background. All original with no restoration. SIZE: 44-1/2″ l x 18-1/2″ w. CONDITION: With overall abrasion resulting in some areas of paint loss, the lower apron with creasing, otherwise this sign is in excellent condition for its style and large size. 50499-3 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2243

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2244

RARE ARCHITECTURAL CARVED AND PAINTED PIGEON HEAD TRADE SIGN.

Early 19th century. Previously three of these were mounted around the perimeter of the Pigeon Cove Inn, Knob, Maine. One of two examples offered in this auction, the hollow carving comprised of laminated pine boards with original polychrome paint-decorated surfaces depicting the head of a pigeon with closed beak. REFERENCE: Page 218 of “American Primitive” by Ricco/Maresca showing the one of the three in the Collection of Helen & Scudder Smith. SIZE: 21″ dia x 25″ h. CONDITION: Original and old painted surfaces with extensive weathering and areas of abrasion. Surface is now dry and crusty. Structurally very good. 50567-77 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2244

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2245

RARE ARCHITECTURAL CARVED AND PAINTED PIGEON HEAD TRADE SIGN.

Early 19th century. Previously three of these were mounted around the perimeter of the Pigeon Cove Inn, Knob, Maine. One of two examples offered in this auction, the hollow carving comprised of laminated pine boards with original polychrome paint-decorated surfaces depicting the head of a pigeon with closed beak. REFERENCE: Page 218 of “American Primitive” by Ricco/Maresca showing the one of the three in the Collection of Helen & Scudder Smith. SIZE: 21″ dia x 25″ h. CONDITION: Original and old painted surfaces with extensive weathering and areas of abrasion. Surface is now dry and crusty. Structurally very good. 50567-71 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2245

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2246

FINE AND UNUSUAL SPONGE DECORATED DEMILUNE PINE SIDE TABLE.

Early 19th century, New England. This is a nice example with original red wash and sponge decorated surface. Thin single board top projecting above the rectangular frieze raised on slender square tapered legs. Base of pinned construction with nice decoration. SIZE: 32″ h x 36″ w x 17-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Original surfaces as noted. Untouched condition with fine color and patina. Small and insignificant stress crack noted right rear leg facing. 50601-11 (2,200-2,800) – Lot 2246

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2247

RARE WRITING ARM WINDSOR CHAIR IN BLACK PAINT.

Last quarter 18th century, Connecticut. Ebenezer Tracy School, Lisbon, CT. The chair displays early dry black paint over original red. The serpentine comb with upswept ears joined to five swelled spindles connected to the stepped arm rail continuing to outswept hand grip and broad paddle shaped writing arm all above the D-shape chestnut saddle seat mounted with a dovetailed drawer beneath raised feet on splayed vase ring and reel turned legs joined by H-form stretcher with blunt arrow turnings. Reference: For a similar example, see The Windsor Style in America by Santore, page 170, plate 182. SIZE: 44-1/2″ h of back, 16-1/2″ h of seat, 33-1/2″ w overall. CONDITION: Painted surfaces as noted, dried with abrasion wear on edges. Upper drawer guides replaced, otherwise in very good original condition. 50576-45 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2247

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2248

RARE PILGRIM CENTURY TABLE TOP LIGHTING STAND.

Mid 17th to early 18th century, New England. This good early example in oak and maple with central rectangular post mounted to a thick block base with chamfered edge, the uppermost post with ascending serrated edge surmounted by a crude diamond finial. The wedged adjustable wishbone shaped horizontal burner arm with carved circular cup now with candle. NOTE: This lighting device may originally have been intended for an early grease lamp. SIZE: 25-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Outstanding untouched crusty old surface fully operable and without restoration. 50576-39 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2248

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2249

EARLY AMERICAN GRAINED TWO DRAWER BLANKET CHEST.

First third 19th century, New England, possibly Maine. Rectangular hinged top with applied molded edge opening to storage well. Case fitted with two long drawers. The whole raised on tapering French feet. Chest retains original wood knobs and is decorated overall with simulated mahogany graining. SIZE: 43-1/2″ h x 43″ w 18-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Top with some molding loss proper right side and with chip losses to proper right corner otherwise top with normal and expected in-use wear, surface and backboards original, good overall. 50803-6 (500-1,000) – Lot 2249

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2250

UNUSUAL EARLY AMERICAN FIGURAL MAPLE TWO-DRAWER TABLE IN THE MANNER OF DUNLAP.

First half 19th century, probably New Hampshire. Figural maple square tray top projecting above the conforming case fitted with a pair of tiger maple drawers, raised on unusually carved legs crosshatched throughout tapering to similarly carved ankles terminating in ribbed, round platform feet. SIZE: 27″ h x 22″ w x 22″ d. CONDITION: Table retains early surface with normal and expected shrinkage cracks in top, pegged construction appears undisturbed. Generally good. 50558-25 (800-1,200) – Lot 2250

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2251

SCHOOL GIRL ALPHABET SAMPLER BY LAURA ANN KIDDER OF MEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS.

The sampler having seven lines of alpha characters, below which is the name and location of girl, below which are three roses. Multiple decorative borders. Housed in a flat gilt frame behind glass. SIZE: Site: 5-3/4″ x 16-1/4″. Overall: 17″ x 17-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 50440-13 (1,800-2,400) – Lot 2251

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2252

SCHOOL GIRL SAMPLER BY MARY HIBBERT, AGE 10, 1819.

Depicting a house with lambs in a pasture, Shepard’s, rabbits, deer, dog and urns of flowers. Silk ground with wool needlework, the flowers tufted with wool. A four-line verse “See Israel’s gentle Shepard stands/with all engaging charms/mark how he calls the tender lambs/and folds them in his arms.” To the left of the verse, “Mary Hibbert her” and on the right side “work aged 10 1819″. Housed in a modern wood frame and appears to be stitched to backboard. SIZE: Actual: 11″ x 10 1/2″. Overall: 15-1/2″ x 15 1/2”. PROVENANCE: The maker, who emigrated from England and settled in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, to her great-granddaughter, Mrs. Douglas A. Findlay of Weston, Connecticut. CONDITION: Some losses to silk ground, edges mis-shapen, toned; still quite discernible. 50440-14 (800-1,000) – Lot 2252

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2253

FOLK ART CARVED EAGLE ON PLINTH.

This fanciful rendition of an eagle standing upright with wings outstretched. The head with an exaggerated curved beak and oval carved eyes with minimalist carved talons. Mounted on a circular plinth framed by three gold turned finials. SIZE: 51-1/2″ h x 18-3/4″ wing spread x 13″ d. CONDITION: With original surface having remnants of white wash. Proper right wing has been repaired and reattached to the body from the shoulder to top of tail. Sculpture has been attached to plinth with finishing nails. Chips to base. Otherwise good. 50753-14 (600-800) – Lot 2253

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2254

LARGE AND FINE SHEET METAL PILOT HOUSE DISPLAYED EAGLE.

Late 19th century, American. The hollow body spread wing eagle perched on a large ball finial mounted on sheet tin plinth. Now offered on a painted black pedestal. Eagle with later gold surface over earlier gilding. SIZE: 31-1/2″ h. Wing span 41″. 73-1/2″ h overall including pedestal. CONDITION: Each wing with drilled hole at mid-section, probably for mounting of stabilizing wires. Both wings have some old damage but are in overall good sound condition. Eagle’s beak has some slight bends, with areas of paint loss. Excellent form of a pilot house eagle. 50499-9 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2254

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2255

FINE SET OF FOUR FAN-BACK WINDSOR SIDE CHAIRS.

Last quarter 18th century, Lisbon, CT. Each chestnut, maple and hickory example of Ebenezer Tracy School. The fan-back combed crest joined to maple posts of vase-ring and reel turned form centering 7 swelled spindles all joined to a chestnut shovel form solid seat raised on splayed incised swelled legs joined by H-form stretcher. SIZE: 36-1/2″ h of back. 18″ h of seat. 21″ w overall. CONDITION: With mellow dark refinished surfaces. One medial stretched with small old wood plug repair. Otherwise very good. 50576-46 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2255

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2256

EARLY AMERICAN CHILD’S LADDER BACK YOUTHS ARMCHAIR.

Early 19th century, New England. This pine ladder back with two arched slats, nicely stencil decorated joined by turned cylindrical styles surmounted by turned knopped finials. The styles joined to cylindrical horizontal arms terminating in acorn form hand grips, raised on frontal legs, centering the trapezoidal woven rush seat. The frontal legs with rectangular plank footrest with stenciled border. The whole joined by double box stretchers. SIZE: 34-3/4″ h (at back), 19-1/2″ h (at seat) x 13-3/4″ w (at arms). CONDITION: Structurally very good with normal and expected wear to base of legs and to footrest, surface old if not original, stenciling clear and intact. Ends of legs have been colored to lesson normal abrasion, scuffs and scratches. Very good overall. 50641-19 (350-450) – Lot 2256

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2257

WILLIAM & MARY BANNISTER BACK ARMCHAIR.

First third 18th century, Portsmouth, N.H. Shaped crown crestrail above 5 split banisters joined to the posts with suppressed ball knopped finials, the posts of elongated vase and ring turnings joined to downswept arms with “elephant trunk” grips. Above the trapezoidal woven splint seat raised on frontal vase and reel-turned legs and cylindrical back legs joined by swelled double box stretchers, the front stretcher vase and reel-turned. SIZE: Back 43″ h. Seat 15-1/2″ h. Overall 23-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Splint seat is an old later replacement. Chair retains original untouched surface, no restoration or alterations noted. 50576-51 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2257

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2258

RARE BLUE PAINT DECORATED LEATHER FIRE BUCKET.

Early 19th Century American. Bucket in original robin’s egg blue paint, with red painted rim and base with original black leather handle. Bucket marked “E.A. SMITH” in fine calligraphy within a white and yellow band with scrolling leaf tips. SIZE: Overall 17-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Strong, dry painted surfaces. Name is somewhat age obscured but legible. All stitching is original. Very fine, untouched condition. 50576-19 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2258

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2259

COLLECTION OF FOUR AMERICAN LEATHER FIRE BUCKETS.

First quarter 19th century, New England. All with leather handles. Three in green paint. 1) With family name “T. EASTMAN” above “NO 1” all within black line oval border. 2) With family name “R. BALDWIN” in gold gilt letters. 3) With name “J.P. BREWSTER” in black lettering. 4) In black enamel paint with evidence of original family name within a cartouche, now painted over. Inlaid now in later paint “A.D. 1800”. SIZE: Shortest 10-1/2″ h. Tallest 10-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Buckets structurally intact, 1) and 2) with later handles, 3) with painted surfaces heavily abraded, 4) repainted as noted with additional old restoration to upper lip. Fair to good overall. 50574-8 (800-1,200) – Lot 2259

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2260

EARLY AMERICAN PINE SAWBUCK TABLE IN RED PAINT.

Mid 19th century, Maine. The associated 2-board top now with hand rubbed varnish surface projecting above the pine base with sawbuck cross ends joined by single boards forming a trough shaped stretcher all in old red paint. SIZE: 28-3/4″ h x 81″ l x 30″ w. CONDITION: Top well matched to base. Surfaces in moderately good condition showing normal and expected wear. Good overall. 50384-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2260

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2261

RARE PAINT DECORATED TABLE CUPBOARD.

Mid 19th century, American. The rectangular case with hinged single plank door with breadboard ends opening to an interior fitted with two fixed shelves above a single drawer. The small cupboard in original paint, green with black splotch decorations throughout. SIZE: 25″ h x 21″ w x 10-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Minor even paint wear throughout, otherwise in very good untouched condition retaining original lock and hinges. 50576-43 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2261

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2262

COUNTRY QUEEN ANNE FEATHER DECORATED CHEST ON FRAME.

Second half 18th century, Maine or northern New England. The chest in two parts, the upper case with applied molded edge above four long drawers fitted to the mid-molded lower case with deeply scalloped and shaped apron. The pilasters continuing as swelled ring turned tapering cylindrical legs on button feet. The whole in black feather decorations on terra cotta ground. SIZE: 61-1/2″ h x 38″ w x 18″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Retains original diamond abalone escutcheons and turned wood handles. The paint-decorated surfaces appear to be later and professionally applied. 50803-5 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2262

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2263

RARE PAIR OF ADJUSTABLE FORGED IRON CANDLESTANDS.

18th century, American. Each forged iron post joined to high arched X-form base with penny feet. Each shaft with pointed conical terminus. Each post fitted with lollipop pierced adjustable rectangular spring-loaded candle arm, continuing to teardrop drip pan with slotted candle cup. SIZE: 41-1/2″ h. CONDITION: The dry black painted surfaces with light oxidation. Drip pans with heavier oxidation but very much intact. Very fine untouched condition. 50576-15 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2263

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2264

EARLY CHALKWARE DECORATED WATCH HUTCH, PENNSYLVANIA, MID-19TH CENTURY.

The round window-like receptacle to hold the watch is framed in a domed arch supported by columns in the front. At one time was decorated all over with sponged multi-colored decoration, now much worn. SIZE: 1-1/2″ h x 6-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Paint much worn. A loss to the chalk on the back panel. 49421-74 (150-200) – Lot 2264

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2265

FINE HEARTH IRON TRAMMEL.

18th century. In 2 sections, adjustable flattened rod with swiveling ring and lozenge formed catch joined to, and sliding on, a wide saw toothed blade with forged hook beneath pierced flattened disc with starburst decoration opposing a forged hook for suspending a pot. NOTE: An illegible makers mark at base of saw toothed section. SIZE: Closed 41″ l x 11″ w. CONDITION: Structurally very good, surface with normal and expected corrosion and pitting from rust now with polished surfaces. Very good overall. 50584-4 (1,800-2,200) – Lot 2265

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2266

RARE LARGE DOUBLE SOCKET CANDLE SCONCE.

Early 19th century, Pennsylvania. This sconce of rolled sheet iron with tall back plate, decorated with double dot and triple line punched perimeter. Embellished with dot punched triple pierced demi-lune applied scroll work on each side. The crimp edge crest of pineapple leaf-tips centering a dot-punched heart above the back-plate with pierced hanging hole, above a dot-punched heart decoration over canted and crimped demi-lune lower reflectors. The whole with original crusty Windsor Green paint. SIZE: 17-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Original surface as noted. Solder seems original. Age appropriate paint wear, all in original untouched condition. 50576-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2266

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2267

EXCEPTIONAL PAINT-DECORATED TRIPLE CHAIR BACK SETTEE.

1820-30, Connecticut. Attributed to the workshop of Lambert Hitchcock (1795-1852). Maple settee with triple chair back. The ring-turned crest rail decorated with anthemion sprays above pierced rectangular slats of geometric design flanked by and joined to splayed downswept arms with rolled handgrips on turned posts centering the elongated D-shape banded rush seat raised on eight-splayed turned and tapered legs tapering to ball feet joined by turned end stretchers and convex frontal stretches. Settee finely decorated with profuse yellow pinstripe banding throughout. SIZE: 36″ h of back, 19″ h of seat x 64-1/2″ l x 22″ d. CONDITION: Very fine untouched original condition, decorated surfaces remain vibrant, slight sun fading and oxidation upper backside of settee. Original rush seat with strand losses proper right side. 50576-56 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2267

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2268

RARE WINDSOR TAVERN TABLE IN RED PAINT.

Last quarter 18th century, probably Connecticut. The maple, ash and pine table with single board circular top pegged and joined to the vase ring and wheel turned maple legs terminating in button feet joined by simple turned spindle double box stretcher. . All surfaces scrubbed but retaining original red paint. Reference: For a similar example see Antique Country Furnishings by Newmann, page 134, plate 577. SIZE: 23″ h x 23-1/2″ to 24-1/4″ dia. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Top with tight crack through center. 50576-48 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2268

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2269

QUEEN ANNE CANDLESTAND.

Second half 18th century, New England. Circular beech chamfered top joined to an oak saddle board with rosehead nails joined to cylindrical ring-turned pedestal raised on outswept legs with flattened feet. Pedestal with inverted bell finial. SIZE: 25″ h. Top 14-1/2″ x 13-1/2″. CONDITION: Top and pedestal original. Top with untouched old surface, now with dark patina. Three legs have been reinforced and strengthened with nails, one leg probable total replacement. 50558-31 (700-900) – Lot 2269

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2270

PAIR OF CONICAL MIRRORED CANDLE SCONCES.

First/third 19th century, American. Each sconce of rolled sheet iron, the deeply dished circular sconce with sunburst radiating inset reflector mirrors. The candle arm with folded edge, crimp drip pans and folded edge, slotted candle cups. The backside with circular folded edge standoffs mounted to a hanging arm. SIZE: 9-1/2″ h x 9-1/4″ dia. CONDITION: Solder seems original and intact, sheet iron with fine patina. Mirror plates with age appropriate silvering losses and staining. One sconce with small mirror-plate crack. The other with tiny mirror-plate corner chip. Overall in fine untouched condition. 50576-16 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2270

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2271

LARGE MOLDED COPPER PIG WEATHERVANE IN GILT SURFACE.

First half 20th century, New England. This fine large flattened form example in applied with background copper ears and molded curled tail in 2-parts with in-use gilt surface, with top quarter with verdigris. Now offered with a museum stand. SIZE: 21-3/4″ h x 36-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Generally very good, slight depression proper right rear quarter, slight and minimal line separation to seam in back. 50850-3 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2271

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2272

PRIMITIVE SHEET COPPER ROOSTER WEATHERVANE.

First half 19th century. This folksy example of a stylized rooster of sheet copper and rivet construction with applied comb and waddle, the head with cylindrical neck tacked to the hollow body. The stylized arched tail tacked, folded and riveted along the edge and joined to the upper and lower body parts, now mounted on an iron rod joined to a weathered block of wood. Surfaces now well patenated with verdigris. SIZE: 27-1/2″ h including base x 18-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Well worn and weathered surfaces with in use patina and light corrosion now age darkened. The rivets and tacks and overall construction appear original and untouched, very good overall. 50621-2 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2272

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2273

RARE AND UNUSUAL LARGE COPPER QUILL WEATHERVANE WITH BLOWN GLASS TORCH.

Second half 19th century, American. This large example of a quill pen incorporated into the form of a banner, the vertical post modeled as a torch fitted with a large ruby red blown glass ‘flame’. The whole in undisturbed verdigris now offered on a museum stand. SIZE: 45″ h x 66-1/2″ l. CONDITION: The glass flame has lost several of the points that protrude from the sides but it is in otherwise good condition with no cracks or fractures. The bottom tip of the fleche with old crimp, otherwise very good. 50567-8 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2273

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2274

HERIZ ORIENTAL CARPET. NORTHWEST PERSIA.

First quarter 20th century. Woven overall with polychrome floral sprays and trelliswork on a madder red field within a blue-black floral main border. This rug is characterized by the presence of lime green foliate accents characteristic of its popularity in the early 1920’s in western markets. SIZE: 6’1″ X 8’6-1/2″ CONDITION: With even wear overall with some small areas of wear to foundation in center section of rug. Fringes absent, color remains vibrant, otherwise generally good. 50567-5 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2274

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2275

HAMADAN ORIENTAL RUNNER NORTHWEST PERSIA.

Second quarter 20th century. Small poled medallion within garlands of flower heads all on rose pink field with crenelated borders of latch hooks at each end, further flanked by a row of floral sprays within multiple floral guard borders of indigo and rose pink. The ends with rope woven tassels. SIZE: 2’9″ x 10’4″ inclusive of fringe. CONDITION: Even overall wear, retaining low pile. The reds have bled evenly throughout. 50270-69 (400-600) – Lot 2275

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2276

THOMAS M. HOYNE (American, 1924-1989) “PARTING THE CREST HELEN G. WELLS AT GLOUCESTER”.

Large oil on canvas nautical scene shows three fishing schooners in full sail, sailing away from viewer. The view is from the side rail at mid-ships looking forward. Signed lower right “Tom Hoyne 1985”. Housed in a silver gilt molded wood frame with linen and gilt liner. On verso is an American Society of Marine Artists exhibition label, signed by the artist, also on verso on paper “Property of Mrs. Adrian S. Hooper, Devon, PA”. SIZE: 30″ x 38″. Overall 41-1/2″ x 49″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very fine craquelure, otherwise very good. 50012-35 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2276

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2277

THOMAS M. HOYNE (American, 1924-1989) “TAKING A BATH ON GEORGES”.

Oil on canvas scene shows the “Stiletto” with men shortening the sail and taking in the jib. The tramp steamer “Lake Buckeye” in the background steams away from the viewer. Large swells on a dark sea under a colorful sky. The schooner “Stiletto” of Gloucester, MA, was launched in 1910 and was stranded on a sand bar off New Jersey in April, 1930 and was a total loss. Signed lower right “Tom Hoyne 1988″. Housed in a silver gilt molded wood frame with linen and gilt liner with gilt title and artist plaque. SIZE: 30″ x 40″. Overall 39″ x 49”. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good. 50012-36 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2277

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2278

THOMAS M. HOYNE (American, 1924-1989) “FIVE TO PORT-1983”.

This lot consists of the oil painting and three pencil sketches of “Five to Port”. 1) Oil on Masonite nautical scene shows the fishing schooner “Vesta” manned by 2 men with full sails up, approaching a fisherman in row boat. Other boats can be seen behind. Signed lower left “Tom Hoyne 1983″. Housed in a gilt molded wood frame with linen and gilt liner. Gilt artist and title plaque. 2) This large drawing depicting the schooner Vesta being approached by a man in a rowboat hauling up a net. Several other boats are beside. The paper has a series of grid lines as a basis for the drawing. Mounted to a white backing board, housed in a modern silver gilt frame behind glass. Unsigned but having an artist’s plaque with title. 3 & 4) Both pencil sketches housed in 1 silver gilt frame behind glass. Both affixed to white backing board. Rough sketches show a row boat approaching large sailing yacht. Frame has artist and title plaque. SIZE: 1) 23″ x 40″. Overall 31-1/2″ x 48-1/2″. 2) Actual drawing 24″ x 41″. Overall frame 28″ x 45″. 3 & 4) Actual 8″ x 13-3/4″ and 15″ x 22-1/2″. Overall frame 27″ x 28”. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: 1) Very good. 2) Generally very good, minor losses in blue marks. 3 & 4) Some losses to edges of sketches and other minor losses, toning, otherwise good. 50012-40 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2278

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2279

ENGLISH SCHOOL 19TH CENTURY PORTRAIT OF THE SCHOONER “ALCESTER”.

Unsigned oil on canvas depicting a British three masted schooner with the name “Alcester” inscribed on the side of her bow. The ship is flying the Union Jack off it’s stern as it cuts through calm seas towards the right with two vessels on the horizon. Housed in a curly maple frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 18″ x 23-1/2″. Overall: 22-1/2″ x 28″ CONDITION: Canvas is brittle with a large horizontal crack through the center of the painting that has been taped from the back. There is also a small patch on verso. 50641-13 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2279

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2280

AMERICAN SCHOOL (19th Century) AMERICAN CLIPPER SHIP IN HONG KONG HARBOR.

Oil on canvas signed indistinctly lower left and dated “’88”. The center of the painting depicts a three masted American clipper in full sail being led out of the harbor by a tug boat. An English fishing boat and a barrel floats in the foreground with several vessels dotting the horizon. Housed in a Victorian period walnut frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 20″ x 30″. Overall: 25″ x 34-1/2″ CONDITION: Good, restored condition. Lined, new stretchers, and in-paint in sky. 50589-5 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2280

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2281

CASED SHIP MODEL OF THE STEAMER ‘MINNIE’.

The last of the Knowlton “Tourist Line” steamers built in Portland, Maine 1879, originally named “Minnehaha” and later re-named “Minnie” when the steamer was converted to a tender for the Rodgers Granite Corporation at Deer Isle, Maine where she worked as a freight boat until 1923/24 at which time she was no longer registered. The model rendered with pilot house above the complete passenger compartment beneath a single stack. The hull in yellow paint and the name plate written beneath the pilot house and on the stern. This model is offered with copies of original photographs of the steamer as it was originally built and of its later conversion. The model appears to be of late 19th century manufacture. SIZE: Overall including case: 13″ h x 25-1/2″ l x 10-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Very good, original untouched surfaces, now mounted in a original glass case. 50802-5 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2281

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2282

LARGE DIORAMA OF SHIP “GARIBALDI”.

Second half 19th century. Large fully rigged clipper ship mounted in choppy seas, the background painted with an arid or desert scene depicting a fortress and lighthouse beneath a clouded sky. Possibly a model of the clipper ship Garibaldi built in Mystic, CT. SIZE: 29-1/2″ h x 38-1/2″ l x 9″ d. PROVENANCE: From a fine Kennebunkport, Maine home. CONDITION: Very good original condition with some bleed through in sky. Mounted in original frame. Very good overall. 35045-3 (300-500) – Lot 2282

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2283

TRAMP ART DIORAMA OF THE TUGBOAT “WILLIE” IN FRAME.

Circa 1910, American. Original backboard carved with “WAVB”. Primitive model carved in contrasting mahogany and maple with single stack, pilot house, and inverted lifeboat. Chip blue cabin windows. Glued to backboard and displayed on “choppy sea” composed of pebbles mixed with a sea-foam green glue. Whole mounted within eight tiered chip carved tramp art frame of typical form. A similar tugboat diorama is illustrated in “Tramp Art an Itinerant’s Folk Art” page 104 and of a piece of the Ex-collection of pioneer folk art collector and original founder of the American Folk Art Museum, Herbert ‘Bert’ Hemphill. SIZE: 9-1/4″ h. 14-3/4″ l. CONDITION: Outer edge of frame with small losses. Otherwise all original with undisturbed surface. Very good overall. 50802-4 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2283

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2284

CUSTOM BENCHMADE SHIP’S WHEEL TABLE.

Circa 1896, “American Engineering Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania” signed in the circular hub plate. The mahogany, holly and teak laminated ship’s wheel; the quadrants marked with abalone inlays all known features of this company’s trademark. The eight baluster turned spokes joined to the central brass hub, continuing through the laminated outer ring to turned handles, the king spoke with three incised rings. The wheel now mounted on a modern benchmade mahogany pedestal in the form of a windlass, on a turned inlaid mahogany and holly molded base, which conforms to the construction and design of the ship’s wheel. The whole fitted with a three-quarter-inch round glass top. SIZE: 60″ dia of wheel, 61″ dia of top, 28″ h overall. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Very good. 50800-14 (800-1,200) – Lot 2284

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2285

TWO SHIP’S MASTHEAD LANTERNS.

Early 20th century, American. 1) Perko lantern with company emblem of Perkins Marine, Brooklyn, New York on the shoulder. Lantern fitted with swing handle. Hinged and vented smoke lid. Clear Fresnel lens and side mounting brackets. Lamp has been electrified. 2) Tin unmarked example with painted surfaces. Lantern fitted with swing handle and funnel smoke vent in lid. Hasp mounted to shoulder and with side mounting brackets. Glass Fresnel lens within a protective cage of two rods. SIZE: 1) 19″ h. 2) 22″ h. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: 1) With burnished surfaces, producing very fine surface scratches. Lens with small shell fractures on edges, otherwise intact. 2) Lantern with multiple coats of paint over corroded surfaces. Lens with shell fracture at top center section, with additional shell fractures at rear of lens. Fair overall. 50800-111 (400-800) – Lot 2285

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2286

TWO BOXED SEXTANTS.

19th and 20th century. First, an English brass sextant with label of “Heath & Co, London” impressed with serial number 9494. Six colored lenses and a custom fitted mahogany case. Second, 20th century German sextant marked “FREIBERGER PRAZISIONSMECHANIK” impressed with serial number 793071. Additionally marked with initials “DSRK” in a circle. Name of retailer on decal attached to instrument “E.VION Paris”. Sextant comprised of anodized metal with orig fitted box. Probably 3rd quarter 20th century. Appears to be in very fine orig condition. SIZE: 1) 8-1/2″ w x 9″ l 2) 11-1/2″ l x 9″ w PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection CONDITION: 1) Instrument well polished and appears in good order. Mahogany box with well worn and abraded surface. 50800-22 (500-800) – Lot 2286

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2287

FINE CAMPHOR CAMPAIGN CHEST.

Second quarter, 19th century, England. This two-part example with three-quarter gallery, shell carved and with scrolling foliate vinery, joined to the rectangular top with molded edge and round corners. above the conforming case in two parts; the upper most with long drawer over deep central drawer, flanked by banks of two drawers, above a long drawer. The lower case fitted with two long drawers. The whole with reeded ebony drawer dividers and ebony string inlaid borders. The whole on a molded ebonized plinth raised on suppressed ball feet. The case sides with brass carrying handles. The drawers with inset brass campaign style hardware. SIZE: 48″ h x 44″ w x 20″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: The chest has been stripped of old surface and color. Now in need of professional re-polishing. Otherwise structurally very good. 50800-66 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2287

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2288

GROUP OF SEVEN HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL JUGS.

1) Jug features large sailing ship on one side flying the British Union Jack. Reverse is the well known transfer entitled “Susan’s Farewell.” Transfer shows a woman standing on the shore waving to her departed sailor husband. Under the title reads “Adieu she cry’d & wav’d her lily hand”. 2) Jug has red/orange transfer decoration throughout. One side features a dismounted rider that appears to be whipping dogs. Reverse has transfer entitled “The Tythe Pig”. Below the title is a short 16-line poem relating to the transfer. There is lineal decoration around rim and down handle. 3) Jug has pearlware glaze and has the same transfer on each side titled “Union Oddfellows”. Transfer shows various symbols important to the Oddfellows along with female figures of Justice and Fame. Black lineal decoration around base, top and handle. 4) Jug polychromatically decorated and features transfer of a sheepherder on one side. Reverse with satirical political transfer of a Scotsman holding “John Bull”. Cartoon reads “God save great George our King long live our noble King God save the King. Along with an old performer playing on a new instrument or one of the 42nd toutching the invincible”. 5) Decorated in red/orange. Transfer on one side is a generic farm scene. Reverse with a well known transfer entitled “Come Box the Compass”. Transfer features a large compass with a sailor and ship below and the words “Invented by Murphy, a Dutchman _ AD 1229. _ First Exhibited at Venice, 1260 improved by Giora of Naples 1302. Its declination discov’d by Hartman 1538”. 6) Features intricate and extensive Masonic transfers on both sides. One transfer has a plaque at the bottom that reads “The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not”. The reverse has four different written Masonic excerpts inside circles. 7) Interesting political jug with various soldiers on both sides. One side reads “Ah you tam John Bull you have spoil my dance you have ruined all my projects”. A figure responds to this “Sax pardon master Boney but as me says pans of Pompey we keep this little spot to ourselves. You must not dance here master Boney.” The other side has three soldiers, one says “We’ll take the side of the conquerer brother Bruin”. To which the other responds “Yes yes that is the most prudent way”. SIZE: 1) 9-3/4″ h x 8-1/2″ at widest. 2) 7″ h x 7-1/2″ at widest. 3) 6″ h x 7-3/4″ at widest. 4) 7″ h x 7″ at widest. 5) 5-1/2″ h x 6-1/4″ at widest. 6) 7-3/4″ h x 9″ at widest. 7) 6″ h x 6-1/4″ at widest. CONDITION: 1) Appears undamaged but has had significant restoration to spout area only. 2) Appears undamaged but has had significant restoration to body of jug. 3) Unrestored. There are two minor chips on base and 1″ tight line descending from the rim. 4) Unrestored. There are noticeable chips to spout and base. Tight crack 1-1/2″ down from the rim and along a body crack extending 2/3 of way around jug. 5) Unrestored and shows no damage other than minor wear. 6) No visible damage but show signs of extensive restoration. Entire jug except base has heavy overspray indicating body, rim, lip or handle damage. 7) Jug has had a coating added to base to keep several internal cracks from spreading. One of the cracks extends approximately 4″ up the body of the jug. 50803-15 (2,000-2,800) – Lot 2288

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2289

GROUP OF THREE NAUTICAL MOTIF LIVERPOOL JUGS.

1) Features a transfer of an American war ship on one side flying the American flag. With a transfer featuring Washington on the other. Washington transfer has a central portrait with Liberty and Justice on either side and a ribbon surrounding the portrait bearing the names of all the states. The last state included is Kentucky. Transfer under the spout of a wreath with the letters “ML” inside. There are also two transfers of flowers around the base. 2) One transfer is entitled “The Sailor’s Return” and features a long absent sailor returning to his wife. A poem on the other side reads ” He hastes unto his native shore where dwells sweet joy and rest his lovely Susan’s smiles implore to crown & make is blessed Now all his toils & dangers past and Susan’s love remains. The honest tar is blessed at last her smile’s reward is pains.” Under the spout is a small grapevine transfer. 3) This interesting jug has several desirable transfers. The first being a round transfer with the bottom half featuring a town scene and ship building below. Above an eight line poem is a logging scene. The lengthy poem relates to the virtues of America. The reverse features a Naval battle featuring an American ship firing on a French ship. This relates to the quasi-war with France. The legend below the transfer speaks of the French ship along with the frigate Constellation and her captain Commodore Truxton. Under the spout is a scarce transfer of a wreath with the words “Success to the infant Navy of America” inside. SIZE: 1) 9-3/4″ h x 9″ at widest. 2) 8-1/4″ h x 8″ at widest. 3) 7-1/2″ h x 8-1/2″ at widest. CONDITION: 1) Jug is unrestored and shows only a very minute flake on the spout and a very tight spider crack on the base. 2) Jug has no visible damage but has had restoration to the spout area. 3) Unfortunately this jug has had extensive restoration. Spout appears completely rebuilt and not well done. There has been work done to the handle and the base is likely completely replaced. There is also a 1″ loss to the body of the jug affecting the poem. 50803-17 (1,800-2,200) – Lot 2289

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2290

GROUP OF FOUR LIVERPOOL JUGS.

1) Features the Taylors Arms on both sides. Both crests have a ribbon below that reads “Concordia parae res crescunt”. There is a wreath below the spout with the name “Samuel Beil” inside. Grapevines encircle the rim. 2) Jug features transfers of charioteers on both sides. 3) This tiny gem features a transfer of “Charity” on one side and “Hope” on the reverse. 4) Jug features transfers of lovers saying goodbye on both sides, one departing by land and one departing by sea. SIZE: 1) 10-3/4″ h x 9-1/2″ at widest. 2) 9-1/2″ h x 9″ at widest. 3) 3-3/4″ h x 4-1/4″ at widest. 4) 8″ h x 8-1/2″ at widest. CONDITION: 1) Jug appears undamaged but has had restoration to the handle and body around the handle and the spout. 2) Jug is undamaged. 3) Jug appears to be undamaged but has had restoration to the body and handle. 4) Jug has no visible damage, however there has been restoration to the spout and base. 50803-16 (1,400-1,800) – Lot 2290

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2291

GROUP OF SEVEN REPRODUCTION JUGS.

1) Well known reproduction of the Ship Caroline jug with a polychromatic decorated American ship on one side and the Ship Wrights Arms on the other. Under the spout is a wreath with the name “James Leech” inside. Spread wing American eagle underneath that. 2) Jug has a transfer of Washington on one side, Lafayette on the reverse with an eagle under the spout “Republicans are not always ungrateful”. 3) Features a transfer of Lafeyette on one side and Benjamin Franklin on the other. Under the spout is an American eagle and words “Republicans are not always ungrateful”. 4) Jug has American sailing ship on one side with words “Success to the Saucy Polly”. Other side has another ship flying American flag with the title “Ulysses Boston”. Base is marked “Wedgwood Etruria.England”. 5) One side has transfer of the Cutty Sark. Other side shows a transfer of Captain John Willis of the the Cutty Sark. 6) One side reads “Success to the Crooked but interesting town of Boston”. The other has a lengthy poem. Jug was retailed by Shreve, Crump & Low of Boston. 7) Features a portrait of Washington with his signature on both sides. SIZE: 1) 10-1/2″ h x 9-1/2″ at widest. 2) 5″ h x 6″ at widest. 3) 5-1/2″ h x 6″ at widest. 4) 10-1/2″ h x 10″ at widest. 5) 6-1/2″ h x 7-1/2″ at widest. 6) 6-1/4″ h x 6-3/4″ at widest. 7) 6″ h x 7″ at widest. CONDITION: All reproduction jugs show little to no wear. The Ship Caroline jug has some interior cracks indicative of this jug’s manufacture. 50803-18 (400-600) – Lot 2291

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2293

EARLY AMERICAN PINE THREE DRAWER BLANKET CHEST.

Mid 18th century, probably Deerfield, Massachusetts, American. The rectangular hinged top with applied molded edge opening to a storage department. With evidence of snipe hinges now replaced. Faced with two simulated drawers over three graduated long drawers, all separated by half round dividers. The case back with raised single board panels. The pilasters continuing to turned cylindrical legs. The case back with two wide pine backboards on a molded base. SIZE: 52″ h x 41″ w x 18″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Surfaces excessively cleaned. Upper drawer with a 1-1/2″ patch, proper right side. Lid hinges modern replacements. Structurally good. Backboards original. 50800-154 (800-1,200) – Lot 2293

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2294

SOUTHERN EMPIRE STEPBACK TIGER MAPLE CUPBOARD.

Second quarter 19th century, Ash County, South Carolina. The cupboard in two parts, the upper case with molded cornice above a pair of six panel astragal glazed doors opening to an interior of two fixed shelves set back upon the lower case of two aligned drawers above a pair of paneled doors, flanked by engaged half-column pilasters, continuing to blocked ball feet. The whole in tiger maple with pronounced graining. SIZE: 79″ h x 47″ w x 20-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Old surface, normal and expected wear throughout, mellow patina, old chips and abrasion to lower case top, slight water staining on top. Door molding on upper case with later replacements, plate holders also later replacements. Otherwise very good overall. 50803-4 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2294

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2295

FINE JEWELL RUNNING HORSE FULL BODY COPPER WEATHERVANE.

Third quarter 19th century, Waltham, MA. Attributed A.L. Jewell & Co. Full body copper example with sheet ears and tail, with good verdigris surface and with old repaired bullet holes. SIZE: Height with stand 22-1/2″ x 34″ l. PROVENANCE: David Wheatcroft antiques to present owner. CONDITION: Very good with undisturbed surface, no restoration noted, small depression behind proper left shoulder on seam resulting in slight separation. Ears with some crimping and with minimal loss to proper right ear tip. Offered with museum stand. 50460-1 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2295

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2296

NATIVE AMERICAN HIGHLY FIGURED BURL BOWL.

Late 18th/Early 19th century. New England. This large ash example, highly figured with hundreds, if not thousands of burl ‘eyes’. An exceptional and dense example. SIZE: 5-1/4″ h x 16-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Good, dry natural patina. A number of small knot fills, some possibly original. Single, tight rim fissure. Otherwise very fine, untouched condition. 50576-20 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2296

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2297

EXCEPTIONAL FRUIT AND FLORAL THEOREM DATED 1812.

New England. This finely detailed composition depicting a fruit filled basket and flower filled pitcher within a drapery background. An Angel, lower left facing, flying amidst leafy sprigs above the date “1812” within a scroll. An old label attached to the back states “FRUIT AND FLOWERS, FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEAN AND HOWARD LIPMAN” housed in a period molded and gilt pine frame. SIZE: sight: 20″ h x 15-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Very good untouched condition, the striated background with even, slight toning, and minimal foxing. 50576-3 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2297

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2298

ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES CAFFERTY (American, 1819-1869) PORTRAIT OF A BOY IN PLAID JACKET WITH HIS DOG.

Unsigned oil on canvas depicting a red haired, blue eyed boy resting below a tree with a contemplative expression on his face. Accompanied by his dog, the boy is wearing a plaid jacket with his Scottish cap lying at his feet next to his slingshot. The painting is housed in a period carved giltwood frame. Verso of frame retaining a Newman Galleries artist & title label attributing the work to James H. Cafferty. Accompanying the painting is the original Newman Galleries display card with information about the artist. Note: This lot is accompanied by a conservation report from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, dated 1969. The report states the work was signed lower right on the reverse “A.C. Smith/Pinx/1842″ SIZE: 46″ x 36”. Overall: 60″ x 46″ CONDITION: Good restored condition. Lined, with craquelure and minor touch up (some in child’s face) 50804-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2298

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2299

FEDERAL INLAID CHERRY BOW FRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS.

First quarter 19th century, possibly Pennsylvania. Rectangular top with bow front above conforming cast fitted with 4 graduated long drawers with cock-beaded edges raised on splayed frontal French feet with shaped returns. Chest constructed with figural cherry case and drawer fronts, secondary wood in drawer sides in walnut. Now fitted with pierced Chippendale bat wing brasses. SIZE: 35″ h x 42-1/2″ w x 23″ d. CONDITION: Surface sun bleached with pale honey brown color. Brasses are early replacements. Right front foot facing and left rear foot facing have been damaged and reattached, front foot missing 1″ x 2″ strip of wood on side of foot. Some of cock-beading replaced, back boards original. 50647-9 (800-1,200) – Lot 2299

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2300

FEDERAL CHERRY THREE DRAWER CHEST OF DRAWERS ON BRACKET BASE.

First quarter 19th century, New York or New Jersey. The rectangular top above the conforming case with canted reeded pilasters fitted with three graduated long drawers with cock beaded edges on a molded base with shaped bracket feet and scalloped returns. SIZE: 41″ h x 41″ w 21-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Professionally re-polished with golden honey patina, later hardware in original holes. Feet and glue blocks original. Proper right front foot with split in bracket, otherwise good. 50494-42 (500-700) – Lot 2300

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2301

UNUSUAL TWO-SIDED STORAGE BOX WITH TWO DRAWER INTERIOR AND DIVIDED TOP SECTION.

The box having at each end a slide opens to reveal the interior compartment. One end fitted with two drawers, the other open. The top fitted with a brass bail handle, all paint decorated with a red ground, gold foliate vines, surrounding small oval scenes of deer in woods and large predatory cat pursuing stag. SIZE: 6″ h x 13″ l x 8-3/4″ deep. CONDITION: Paint original with some minor loss and discoloration, minor imperfections to the wood, one end having an old repair. 50588-2 (600-700) – Lot 2301

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2302

FINE & RARE PAINTED DECORATED CANDLE BOX.

Circa 1793. Northumberland County, PA. Made by John Keller as inscribed in pencil on bottom of box. Box fitted with a sliding top with chamfered edge and half moon thumb pull. Top and front panel decorated with polychrome and gilt floral arrangement in classical urn vase with crosshatch decoration. The ends polychrome decorated with stylized tulips. Back of the box and bottom are undecorated. SIZE: 6″ h x 11-1/4″ l x 6-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Dry, crusty paint surfaces remain intact. Front and side panels with vibrant palette. Sliding top is age darkened and muted. Top with old seam crack repair. Otherwise good overall. 50588-3 (800-1,200) – Lot 2302

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2303

JOHN HALEY BELLAMY EAGLE WALL PLAQUE.

Late 19th century, John Haley Bellamy, Kittery Point, Maine (1836-1914). This two-piece relief carving depicting an eagle with shield in the typical Bellamy form. The carving with dry original gilt paint and with red primer undercoat. Ref: For identical example see Folk Art in America, Ericson, page 131, figure 6. SIZE: 5-1/2″ h x 26″ l. CONDITION: No breaks, restoration or losses. In very fine untouched original condition with dark patina. 50576-18 (2,500-5,500) – Lot 2303

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2304

SHEET ZINC HOLLOW BODY SPREADWING EAGLE.

Third quarter 19th century, American. Probably a pilothouse eagle from a steam tug or riverboat. Eagle perched on a half dome. Oxidized grey and verdigris surface. SIZE: 15″h. Wingspread 43-1/2″. CONDITION: Minor seam separations underside of proper left wing. Some resoldering to seams on wings at connection to body. Very good intact condition with appealing weathered surface. 50839-11 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2304

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2305

SET OF 6 PENNSYLVANIA PAINT-DECORATED URN BACK CHAIRS.

Mid 19th century. Each in green paint, the crest decorated with a floral sprays within drapery at the ears above an urn-form splat joined to solid shaped plank seat raised on ring turn swelled legs joined by simple block stretcher. SIZE: 33″ h. 17-1/2″ h of seat. 18-1/2″ w overall. CONDITION: With normal expected wear and abrasions to painted surface. Good overall. 50494-41 (600-900) – Lot 2305

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2306

QUEEN ANNE PAINT-DECORATED TAVERN TABLE.

Third quarter 18th century, Pennsylvania. Beautiful poplar and maple example with rectangular top projecting above conforming molded apron fitted with single decorated drawer raised on double-splayed tapering QA legs terminating in out swept pad feet on generous pad platforms. The whole sponge-decorated and grain-painted, decorated with a delicate floral spray on top and on drawer front. SIZE: 28-1/2″ h x 33″ l x 22″ d. CONDITION: Intact original condition. Paint-decorated surface probably mid-19th century over original vermilion surface. Top reinforced with dovetailed battens. 50839-25 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2306

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2307

SHERATON CHERRY ARCHITECTURAL CORNER CUPBOARD.

Second quarter 19th century, Mid-Atlantic region. In two parts, the upper case with molded swan’s neck pediment applied with molded brass rosettes of “The Great Seal” centering a turned finial above a pair of tombstone arch astragal glazed 8-panel doors opening to an interior with three fixed shelves fitted with waisted lower case with mid-molding fitted with a central drawer with cockbeaded edges flanked by simulated drawers over a pair of paneled cupboard doors, molded plinth raised on swelled turned and reeded legs terminating in ball feet. SIZE: 93-1/2″ h x 53″ w x 36″ d to corner. CONDITION: Top finial a later replacement, outside finials absent. All upper case wavy glass panels believed to be original, escutcheons absent. H-form hinges and drawer knobs original, door knobs on lower case later replacements. Cupboard stripped of original finish. Generally good overall. 50394-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2307

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2308

PAIR OF KENTUCKY LADDERBACK SIDE CHAIRS.

First half 19th century. Each chair with three shaped and curved slats joined to the backswept flattened styles continuing to cylindrical legs with tapering feet joined by simple double box stretchers. The trapezoidal woven seat of overlapping weave. The uppermost shaped slat with pinned construction to the styles. SIZE: 29-1/2″ h, 14″ h (seat) x 16-1/2″ w (overall). PROVENANCE: Chairs originally acquired by folklorist Margot Mayo on her frequent trips to Kentucky to document Mountain Folk Music for the Library of Congress in 1936. CONDITION: Structurally very good with old undisturbed surface. One pin missing proper right upper slat. 50813-4 (600-700) – Lot 2308

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2309

TWO KENTUCKY TEXTILES; BABY BLANKET AND JACQUARD COVERLET.

Mid 19th century, American. 1) Blanket woven with rows of interconnected rondels, alternating with rectangular devices with turret corners, filled with snowflake designs within latticework border. Originally woven with ivory designs on a coral pink ground, now faded. This is variant of “Whig Rose” with broken center design. 2) A blue and white Jacquard coverlet woven with variant of “Eight Crosses” with “Pine Tree” border pattern. One side white on blue and verso blue on white. SIZE: 1) 36″ x 45″. 2) 6’8″ x 8’8″. PROVENANCE: Folklorist, Margo Mayo, collected the coverlet and blanket on a trip to Kentucky while documenting Kentucky folk music for the Library of Congress in 1936, by descent through family to current owner. CONDITION: 1) Overall fading. Circular dark stain, 1″ dia. at mid-point of side. Otherwise intact and in good condition. 2)Generally good, no wear or staining noted. 50813-6 (500-600) – Lot 2309

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2310

UNUSUAL ROUND HOOKED RUG WITH FIVE-POINTED STAR.

Early 20th century, New England. Central design of mottled brown stylized stems anchoring a crimson five-pointed star within two circular crimson borders on an indigo ground further within a band of pale indigo and green flowers on a blue-gray ground within a black border joined to olive stylized petals. The whole now mounted on a modern conforming frame designed for display. SIZE: 51″ dia. PROVENANCE: From a southern New Hampshire collection. CONDITION: Overall very good, retaining vibrant palette. 50552-2 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2310

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2311

FINELY HOOKED RUG OF A COUNTRY FARMHOUSE.

First quarter 19th century. Circular rug with striated border in grays, black,and browns, spaced with pairs of floral sprigs centering a stylized Colonial farmhouse with attached shed in brown, grey, red, and white in a pale winter landscape beneath a full moon and five-pointed star. Now mounted on a modern frame for display. SIZE: 38″ dia. PROVENANCE: From a southern New Hampshire collection. CONDITION: Very good. 50552-1 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2311

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2312

RUNNING HORSE FULL BODY COPPER WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th century, Boston, MA. Attributed to Harris & Co. The horse of flattened full body form with cast zinc head and sheet copper main with hollow tail. Now with worn gilt and verdigris surface showing white sizing. Offered with museum stand. SIZE: Height including stand 18-1/4″ x 29″ l. CONDITION: All seams intact, believed to be untouched. 50576-30 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2312

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2313

GOTHIC COPPER ROOF FINIAL OF A DRAGON.

Late 19th/early 20th century, W.H. Mullins, Salem, Ohio. This unique and fanciful roof sculpture depicting a dragon perched on the peak of a roof in a threatening manner. The copper sculpture dramatically molded in fine detail, now mounted to a display stand with overall verdigris surface. SIZE: 35-1/2″ h overall, 28-1/2″ l x 18-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Structurally very good with normal and expected weathering and seam splits, in need of simple solder restoration. With natural verdigris and normal weathering. Very good overall. 50848-5 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2313

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2314

LARGE COPPER ARCHITECTURAL FINIAL OF AN EAGLE WITH OBELISK.

American, Late 19th/early 20th Century, Tall copper obelisk with an eagle seated on a banner. Verdigris patina. Imperfections. . SIZE: 75″ h x 27″ w. PROVENANCE: Garth Auctions, November 26th, 2010 Lot 460; Private Massachusetts Collection. CONDITION: Some seam splits in obelisk, some old repairs, generally good with uneven verdigris patina. 50800-80 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2314

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2315

SHERATON CARVED MAHOGANY SETTEE.

Late 18th-early 19th century, Baltimore, Maryland. The curved, reeded crest rail joined to conforming in-curved, downswept arms, the grips raised on free standing, swelled and reeded supports centering the over-upholstered seat with bowed seat rail raised on four frontal tapering, reeded cylindrical legs with ring-turned cuffs and four backswept rear legs. SIZE: 37″ h (at back) x 81″ l (overall). Seat 16″ h. CONDITION: Good, with expected repairs to this form. Sofa retains original surface, old repairs to both arms at crest rail. Multiple additional repairs along proper right arm and to arm support. Sofa now covered in yellow silk brocade patterned fabric with soiling and in need of re-upholstery. Settee currently fitted with brass ferules probably at one time with casters. 50839-19 (800-1,200) – Lot 2315

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2316

LARGE FEDERAL CHERRY TALL CHEST OF DRAWERS.

First quarter 19th century, probably New York or New Jersey. The rectangular stepped molded cornice above the conforming case fitted with two tiers of aligned short drawers over five graduated long drawers all with incised edges and shield form inlaid escutcheons fitted with a matched set of oval period brasses. The whole raised on flared French feet with shaped returns. SIZE: 70-1/2″ h x 45-1/2″ w overall x 22-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Professionally restored and re-polished, very good overall. 50621-6 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2316

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2317

IMPORTANT JAMES POLK AMERICAN SPONGE DECORATED PINE BLANKET CHEST.

Mid-19th century, Pennsylvania. The rectangular hinged top with applied molded edge opening to a storage interior fitted with a large lidded till on a molded dovetailed base with bracket feet. Front panel applied with a stenciled portrait of James Polk, President 1845-1849. Chest nicely sponged decorated in mustard yellow with persimmon highlights. NOTE: According to family lore the chest was inherited from a family member by Hilton Heddrick of Indiana in the 1970’s. The chest traveled within the family to Keswick, Virginia and then to Phoenix, Arizona in the hands of Aramintha Heddrick who willed it to her daughter Constance Latini in November 1999.” SIZE: 19″ h x 39-1/2″ w x 17-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Top with horizontal seam split and separation and with overall abrasion from use. Decoration remains otherwise good overall. Bracket feet original. 50499-8 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2317

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2318

EXCEPTIONAL PENNSYLVANIA PAINT DECORATED BLANKET CHEST.

First quarter 19th century. Rectangular dovetailed chest with hinged molded lid with breadboard ends opening to storage compartment with molded base raised on tapering turned legs with compressed ball feet. Fancifully painted overall with original paint decoration. Panels with yellow and umber sponge decorated fields of polka-dot decorations within feathered sunburst spandrels, also known as “turkey tail”, design all within umber mustard diagonal striped white borders. SIZE: 21-1/2″ h x 43″ w x 18″ d. CONDITION: Painted surfaces original with age appropriate darkness and with minor abrasions along edges of lid and base molding. Interior till, lock keeper, and bottom edge lid molding now absent. Otherwise very good. 50576-38 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2318

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2319

UNSIGNED (American School, First half of the 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF SALLY ABORN RHODES (1815-1854, Providence, RI).

Sally Rhodes was daughter of General Christopher Rhodes, wife of U.S. Senator Henry B. Anthony. Oil on canvas half portrait shows a young woman in black formal dress with lace edge having a red needlework shawl draped over her shoulders. A classical background with column, red curtain and mountain landscape as background. Housed in a modern molded wood gilt antique style frame. On verso is an original penned label indicating the sitter and lineage. SIZE: 37″ x 29″. Overall: 42-1/2″ x 34-1/2″. CONDITION: Lined with minor touch up. 50807-3 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2319

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2320

ATTRIBUTED TO RALPH EARL (American, 1751-1801) PORTRAIT OF A GIRL WITH DOG.

Unsigned oil on canvas full length portrait of a young girl seated in a landscape. Wearing a white dress with pink bustle and red slippers, the girl is holding a dog in her lap. The frame bears a modern ink inscription of unknown origin attributing the work to Connecticut artist “Ralph Earl”. Housed in a modern giltwood frame. SIZE: 39-3/4″ x 29-1/2″. Overall: 44″ x 33″ CONDITION: Lined, restoration along edges and in background with scattered retouch in girls face. 50567-32 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2320

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2321

MAHOGANY PLANTATION DESK.

Mid-19th century, American. Rectangular case with raised cabinets centering a sloping hinged lid with inset leather writing surface raised on banks of four short drawers all on molded plinth. SIZE: 50″ h x 54″ w x 25-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Desk professionally refinished and polished, now with clear medium brown patina. Finished on all sides. Very good overall. 50596-1 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2321

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2322

RARE FRISIAN CARVED BOX WITH GENTLEMAN IN TAILS.

Second half 18th century, possibly Pennsylvania. Small rectangular fruitwood carved box, the lid scratch carved with full figure of a gentleman in tails, flanked by carved rondels within floral carved border. Dovetailed box carved overall with flowering plants and flying butterflies and insects. End panels similarly carved. SIZE: 3-3/4″ h. 8″ l. 3-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Areas of hasp, hinges and nail heads are age-blackened. Surfaces with appropriate wear and with good mellow patina. Good overall. 50641-28 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2322

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2323

FINE PUNCH DECORATED COPPER VALUABLES BOX.

Early 19th century, probably Pennsylvania. The sheet copper box with hinged lid and hasp fitted with ring handles, decorated with a hex sign within a punch decorated squiggle border, and with fanciful mask spandrels. The box sides of two panels punch decorated with hex symbols within rondels within ‘worm’ borders. The front panel decorated with a split tree, the rear panel punch decorated with the monogram “RHW” within a scrolled, etched cartouche. SIZE: 3-1/2″ h x 9″ l x 6-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Box with in use wear, primarily in denting, the hasp receiver has been re-soldered and is missing the lock ring. Old solder repairs to lid hinges, remnants of earlier polish residue, otherwise structurally good. 50601-6 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2323

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2324

PAINT DECORATED OVAL BOX WITH FAMILY SCENE AND GERMAN WRITING.

The box either German or Pennsylvania German is made of pine and the lap joints are fastened with wood splints. The body decorated with various flowers and leaves, the large oval top having the scene of husband and wife with their three children and dog. A large building is seen at the top of the hill with a large tree. The scene surrounded by German writing. SIZE: 8″ h x 18″ w x 12″ d. CONDITION: Box is very good with only one separation in board visible, the top with some missing paint decoration. 50571-1 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2324

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2325

THOMAS M. HOYNE (American, 1924-1989) “THE LONER-THE GOVERNOR RUSSELL, 1983”.

Large oil on Masonite nautical scene shows the two-mast Governor Russell in calm seas being loaded with recent catch by two men in a small row boat. Six others are seen rowing on calm water. Signed lower right “Tom Hoyne 1983″. Housed in a molded wood gilt frame with linen and gilt liner. SIZE: 26″ x 36″. Overall 34-1/2″ x 44-1/2”. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good. 50012-34 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2325

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2326

THOMAS M. HOYNE (American, 1924-1989) “DROPPING THE TOW-1979”.

Large oil on Masonite scene shows the tug boat “Joe Call” dropping her tow as the breeze freshens and the schooner “Indiana” is no longer needing assistance leaving Gloucester Harbor. The “Indiana” (1893-1916) worked the North Atlantic as a fishing schooner and eventually went into the Cape Verde trade. The “Joe Call” built in 1882 was sold to a Portland, ME, interest in 1911. Signed lower left “Tom Hoyne 1979″. Newman Galleries labels on verso. Housed in a fine decorated carved wood frame with linen liner and title and artist plaque. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. Overall 34-3/4″ x 46-3/4”. PROVENANCE: Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA; Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good. 50012-37 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2326

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2327

THOMAS M. HOYNE (American, 1924-1989) BOSTON PILOT BOAT, “FRIEND”.

Oil on board nautical scene shows a two-mast pilot boat in full sail with one man behind the wheel. It sails left to right through white tipped dark blue waves under cloudy skies with a glimpse of blue. Signed lower right “Tom Hoyne”, also having label to verso with alternate title and artist from the Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic CT., also an exhibit label June 16 to September 30 2004, Independent Seaport Museum, Philadelphia PA., also a frame label from Perakis Frames, Philadelphia PA. Housed in a fine antique style gilt frame with white liner and glass. SIZE: 18″ x 23-1/4″. Overall 25-1/4″ x 31-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good. 50012-38 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2327

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2328

THOMAS M. HOYNE (American 1924-1989) “CAROLER’S OUTSIDE A WOODSTOCK, VERMONT FARM”.

Gouache on paper or board twilight scene shows a bird’s eye view of a connected New England farm house with barns and silo. It’s winter time and a group of caroler’s have disembarked from a horse drawn sleigh and have gathered in a semi-circle in front of an open door way with figure. The sun has set leaving a gold/yellow sky in the distance. Signed lower right “Tom Hoyne”. Housed in a fine carved and painted wood frame with watercolor highlighted mat having a gilt liner edge. Title and artist plaque is attached to frame, behind glass. SIZE: Sight 9-1/2″ x 12-1/4″. Overall 19″ x 23″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good to excellent, not examined out of frame. 50012-39 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2328

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2329

BOUND SHIP’S LOG FOR THE BRIG “CHINA”, 1841-1844, JOSEPH SMALL MASTER.

First page: “Monday July 26, 1841: Leaving Boston to Eastport… to Alexandria… laying up at Georgtown Columbia… Returning to Salem… another from Boston to Mobile… back to Baltimore… to Washington… to New York… to St. John’s… to Pictou… to Philadelphia… to Boston… and the last page January 31, 1844.” Most entries are day to day weather and ship duties: “this day begins…”. SIZE: 13″ x 8″. CONDITION: Well used, with stains, but very readable. 50641-21 (500-600) – Lot 2329

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2330

FOLK ART CARVED PLAQUE OF SPERM WHALE.

Late 20th century. Nicely carved example with ridged back. Open mouth with forward slanting conical teeth. Black bead eye. Carved on reverse with artist’s monogram in script, “B”. SIZE: 13″ h. 44-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Very good untouched condition with original and undisturbed surface. 50809-2 (500-800) – Lot 2330

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2331

LARGE SHIP’S WHEEL.

Late 19th century. This good example, possibly teak, with 12 baluster-turned spokes, joined to a large brass hub. All continuing through the feloe or outer ring to conforming handles including the brass capped king spoke. SIZE: 71″ dia overall. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: The wheel weathered throughout with losses to three outer handles. The hub now mounted with circular oak plates covering the spindle hole. 50800-144 (300-500) – Lot 2331

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2332

UNUSUAL LEATHER YACHT CHAIR.

Second quarter, 20th century, American. The inclined back with arched crest-rail, capped with spherical brass finials and fitted with an unusual tufted green leather panel, suspended on brass hooks and joined to the frontal seat rail with brass rod. The elliptical padded armrests joined to simulated half ship’s wheel supports, all raised on recessed box stretcher on suppressed ball feet. SIZE: 36″ h of back; 15″ h of seat; 23″ w overall. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: The mahogany frame with dark old surface, brass finials original, green leather upholstery original retaining lustrous surface. Arm rests worn, otherwise good. 50800-68 (400-600) – Lot 2332

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2333

CAST IRON JACK TAR FIGURAL CANE & UMBRELLA STAND.

The casting having a new gray/silver paint, the back having a sailor holding a rope style ring holder with a removable drip pan. He stands atop a platform under which is a nautical motif including anchor, spade, chain, oars, and more. Unmarked. SIZE: 25-1/2″ h x 17-1/2″ at widest. CONDITION: Very good, reconditioned. 50885-1 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2333

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2334

TWO SHIP’S LANTERNS.

First quarter, 20th century, England and New York. 1) A copper ship’s trawling lantern, impressed with maker’s badge for the Kingston Steam Trawling Co., St. Andrew’s Dock, Hull, England. Cap mounted with two hasps, opening to a lantern chamber, which retains its kerosene lamp insert and mirrored reflector. Additionally fitted with a large clear Fresnel lens. 2) Brass masthead lantern fitted with clear Fresnel lens with hinged cap and side mounting brackets and with impressed maker’s badge marked “PERKO TRADEMARK” and with company name of “PERKINS MARINE LAMPS & HOWE CORP” of Brooklyn, New York. Lantern electrified. SIZE: 1) 22″ h. 2) 17-1/2″ h. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: 1) Fitting to cap and base out of round, bent, and with tear to collar of lid. Small shallow dents and dings throughout. Lens with several small chips, otherwise intact. 2) With old solder repairs above lens, electrified as noted. Now with applied lacquer finish. Lens with multiple small and shallow chips, otherwise intact. Good overall. 50800-90 (200-300) – Lot 2334

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2335

BRASS SHIP’S RUNNING LIGHT TOGETHER WITH TIN SHIP’S SIGNAL LANTERN.

Early 20th century, American. Brass starboard side running light with blue-green Fresnel lens and conical smoke vent. Second lantern with maker’s “Seahorse” plaque: a British company. Round tin lantern with hinged top and maker’s plaque above rectangular narrow Fresnel lens. Lantern side fitted with a spring and thumb latch operating the signal lever. Second lantern retains original kerosene lantern fixture, glass chimney, and mirrored reflector. SIZE: 1) 15-1/2″ h. 2) 15 ” h. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: First lighting unit and reservoir have been removed. Second tin lantern with multiple coats of silver paint and corrosion overall. The spring loaded signal mechanism intact but currently inoperable due to rust. Fresnel lens intact with some paint splash overs on lens edges. Fair to good overall. 50800-12 (100-200) – Lot 2335

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2336

JOHN D WISINSKI (American, 1900-1986) S S AMERICA.

Oil on canvas. Nautical scene shows the 2-stack ocean liner, traveling left to right under a colorful sky. The name “America” emblazoned on her bow. A US military naval cutter traveling right to left. Signed lower right “John D. Wisinski”. Housed in its original gilt carved wood frame. Note: SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the United States Lines and designed by the noted American naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America (carrying this name three different times during her career). SIZE: 27″ x 32″. Overall: 30-3/4″ x 36″ CONDITION: Some light scrapes and stretcher marks, otherwise very good. 50811-5 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2336

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2337

OUTSTANDING ADVERTISING TIN SIGN FOR THE “S.S. IMPERATOR.”.

Illustration of the Hamburg-American Line passenger steamship after the original painting dated 1911 by Albert Bishop (born 1855). Housed in its original dark stained wood frame with gold edge wood with brass nameplate describing its measurements and capacities. The scene shows the five deck ship having three stacks and two masts steaming at a slight angle toward viewer with smaller sailing vessels on the left side. SIZE: 29-1/2″ x 39-1/2″. Overall 36″ x 46″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Generally very good with some small chips in sky. 50012-146 (500-1,000) – Lot 2337

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2338

JEROME HOWES (American, b. 1955) PORTRAIT OF THE SIDEWHEELER NANTUCKET.

The oil on Masonite depicts the colorful 19th century steam ferry “Nantucket”, a 629-ton vessel, built in 1886 for the New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamboat Co. fleet. The vessel is under steam power as it travels towards the left with passengers aboard and the American flag billowing from it’s stern. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame, the painting is signed lower right “Jerome Howes”. SIZE: 16″ x 24″. Overall: 19-1/2″ x 28″ CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 50298-8 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2338

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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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E. THOMPSON (American, 19/20th century) TWO SCHOONERS RACING PAST LIGHTHOUSE.

Oil on panel scene shows two schooners sailing right to left towards a lighthouse on land. Housed in a faux marble painted and gilt decorated frame. Signed lower right “E.Thompson”, inscribed on verso “Deer Isle Maine”. SIZE: 14″ x 22″. Overall: 19″ x 27″ CONDITION: Good, with minor surface dirt. 50641-10 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2340

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