Annual End of Summer Antique & Fine Art Auction
Totals Nearly $4.5 Million!

Auction: August 21st-24th, 2012

Preview: August 21st, 2012

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2000

TWO FISHING DERRYDALES & Southard’s TROUT FLY-FISHING IN AMERICA. Connett, Eugene. AMERICAN BIG GAME FISHING. New York:The Derrydale Press, (1935). One of 850 copies. Folio. Spine faded, crown and tail chipped, marks to rear board, owner’s inscriptions with: Phair, Charles. ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING. New York:The Derrydale Press, (1937). One of 950 copies. Spine faded, some rubs and minor stains to front board. Owner’s ink inscriptions and Southard, Charles Zibeon. TROUT FLY-FISHING IN AMERICA. NY:Dutton & Company, 1914. Loose in the case, split to upper right hinge. Owner’s ink inscriptions. All three volumes in quarto. CONDITION: See above. 9-25779 (400-600)

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2001

Jules Verne VOYAGE EXTRAORDINAIRES 4 Vol set TOGETHER WITH Wallace Nutting FURNITURE TREASURY in 3 Vols IN ORIGINAL SHIPPING CRATE. 19th century. First illustrated editions published by Pierre-Jules Hetzel (1814-1886) including Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant 622 pages plus eight pages of advertisements, L’ile Mysterieuse 612 pages plus eight pages of advertisements, Le Sphinx des Glaces 447 page plus eight pages of advertisements, and Vingt Mille Lieges Sous Les Mers 634 pages plus eight pages of advertisements. Many black and white illustrations. Text in French. Original decorative red and blue cloth with gilt designs and lettering. All edges gilt. Early 20th century. Wallace Nutting set published by Old America Company, Framingham, Massachusetts. Volumes one and two retain dust jackets and in original cardboard sleeve, copyright 1928. Volume three without dust cover, copyright 1933. Of special interest is that the set is retained in the original wood shipping crate with mailing label from Wallace Nutting, Old America Co. of Framingham, Massachusetts. CONDITION: Verne books with wear to spines and edges of covers. Pages generally good. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with water staining at bottom outer corner of first 75 pages. Nutting books in unused condition with deterioration to dust covers. Otherwise generally very good. 9-26207 (600-900)

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2002

FOUR BOOKS ON NATIVE AMERICANS. Dodge, Richard. OUR WILD INDIANS. Hartford:1882. Howes D-403; Frost, John. THRILLING ADVENTURES AMONG THE INDIANS. Phila:(1851); Drake, Samuel. THE BOOK OF THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA. Boston:1833; and Penhallow, Samuel. THE HISTORY OF THE WARS OF NEW-ENGLAND WITH THE EASTERN INDIANS. Howes P-201. CONDITION: The Penhallow in an attractive three quarter red leather binding. Foxed, various ink inscriptions. The Drake in a repaired binding, foxed. The Frost an about very good copy, the spine bright. The Dodge with faded spine but complete with all six chromolithographs tissue guarded and bright. 9-25778 (150-200)

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2003

THE HISTORY OF THE DISTRICT OF MAINE BY JAMES SULLIVAN, 1795. Printed by I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, Boston containing “a new correct map of the district”. Leather bound. SIZE: 8-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ CONDITION: Binding with separation and use. The interior having toning. The map intact with folds, some foxing but generally in good order. 9-26762 (1,000-2,000)

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2004

THE SOLDIER IN OUR CIVIL WAR VOLUMES I & II. The large leather-bound books being a pictorial history of the conflict from 1861-1865 by J.H. Brown Publishing Company, 1884. The 400+ page books filled with wonderful black and white illustrations of both people and battles. SIZE: 16-1/2″ x 12″ CONDITION: Both volumes in very good condition. A very attractive set. 9-26764 (500-1,000)

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2005

BOOK: A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN THE YEARS 1740-42 BY GEORGE ANSON. Sixth edition, London, 1749. Printed for John and Paul Knapton. Including three maps. SIZE: 8-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ CONDITION: Maps with tears at fold but intact. 9-26177 (200-400)

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2006

MIXED LOT OF LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. A set of THE DECAMERON (London:1914), in three quarter decorated leather (the spines a bit rough), complete in 4 volumes; Count Rumford’s ESSAYS, POLITICAL, ECONOMICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL. (London:Cadell, 1798 & 1800.) 8vo, tree calf, boards of volume one missing; MCFINGAL. Hartford:1782. Front board starting, chip to tail; a second American edition of THE COOK’S ORACLE. Boston:1823. Foxed, boards detached. A later edition (1920) in boards of Rilke’s STUNDEN BUCH; and three others in leather. CONDITION: See above. 9-25325-2 (150-200)

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2007

TEN EARLY LEATHER-BOUND BOOKS. 1) New Geographical Historical and Commercial Grammar; And Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World by William Guthrie, London, 1788, 11th edition. Maps are present. 2) Elements of General History, Translated from the French of the Abbemillot, Volume III, Worcester, MA by Isiah Thomas, 1789, First American Edition. 3) Morse’s Geography, 1789. 4) Travels in New England and New York by Timothy Dwight, Volume III, 1822. Frontis map included. 5) The History of Scotland, Volume II, 11th Edition by William Robertson, London, by T. Cadell, 1787. 6) The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment of the Independence of the United States of America by William Gordon, 3rd American Edition, Volume II, New York, Samuel Campbell, 1801. 7) The History of England by Doctor Goldsmith, Volume I, 4th Edition, Dublin, 1789. 8) The History of America by William Robertson, Volume II, 5th Edition, London, 1788. 9) Sacred Biography…, by Henry Hunter, 1st American Edition, Volume V, Boston, 1795. 10) A New Geographical, Historical and Commercial Grammar; And Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World by William Guthrie, 1st American Edition Improved, Volume II, 1809. Five maps present. SIZE: Vary from 7″ x 4″ to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. CONDITION: Ex-library books show use, generally intact. 7-70111-1 (1,000-1,500)

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2008

HAND COLORED PLATES OF BIRDS-London (1786). This copy is signed “Carroll Tyson” famous Maine artist who painted birds of Mt. Desert Island. A profusion of hand colored plates perhaps as many as 100. Three volumes bound as one. Plates bright and refined. CONDITION: No appreciable foxing to the plates. Tight, but front and rear boards missing. 9-25325-1 (400-600)

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2009

THE BOOK OF SPORT, THE EDITION DE GRANDE LUXE BY WILLIAM PATTEN. Copyright 1901 by J.F. Taylor & Company. Limited edition to 450, numbered 195. The half-leather bound book illustrated with photographs of different sports including; men and women’s golf, tennis, polo, foxhunting, automobiling, lawn tennis, and yachting. SIZE: 14-1/2″ x 11″ CONDITION: Intact. Generally in very good condition. Binding shows use. 7-70111 (800-1,200)

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2010
Revised: 8/20/2012

Important Note: Title has typrographical error. The binder’s name is spelled Cosway NOT Causeway as indicated in catalog.

A MAGNIFICENT CAUSEWAY BINDING. Dickens, Charles. DEALING WITH THE FIRM OF DOMBEY AND SON. London; Bradbury & Evans, 1848. In a gorgeous full navy Morocco binding with elaborate green, gold, & red floral surrounds and spine panels. Elaborately ruled inner dentelles with winding vines in gilt. The binding, executed for Byanton Riviere is adorned with a portrait on ivory by the renowned Ms. C. B. Currie. The work is illustrated by Hablot Browne (“Phiz”). The final line on page 324 reads “Captain”, this then would be a later issue. With the bookplate of J.F.D. Tutt. All edges thickly gilt. Top, bottom, and fore edges of the binding with deep & precise gilt chain adornments. PROVENANCE: From a fine southern Maine home. CONDITION: Flawless, appearing as fresh as when issued. Contained in a custom folding box. 9-25214 (3,000-4,000)

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2011

SHACKLETON, E.H. THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC. London; William Heinemann, 1909. COMPLETE IN ALL THREE VOLUMES. Volumes I & II (small folio) bound in gold stamped vellum. Copy 11 of 300. The third (folio) volume is bound in half vellum over boards and contains all 16 signatures of the participants in the 1907-1909 Expedition. CONDITION: Each volume has been collated and is complete with all color and black & white plates, portraits, & maps. Ribbon markers in the first two volumes are present and near perfect. The folding panorama on tissue is in “as issued” condition. The vellum remains clean & bright with the inevitable minor contraction of the crowns and small discoloration to tails. A set without an apology. 9-25317 (10,000-20,000)

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2012

THREE VOLUME SET “THE QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA” BY JOHN JAMES AUDUBON AND THE REVEREND JOHN BACHMAN, 1849. The three volumes bound in green leather with gold tooling. The books filled with color plates of the animals of America with text. SIZE: 11″ x 7-1/2″ CONDITION: One binding separated, the other two show use but intact. The interior with strong and bright plates in very good condition. 9-26763 (3,000-4,000)

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2013

Johnson, Samuel. THE LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT ENGLISH POETS. London:Bathurst et al, 1781. The presumed first edition with portrait frontise piece in Volume I and one page (505) ad at the end of Volume IV. With the bookplate of Lord Esme S. Gordon. Small octavo in three quarter brown leather over marbled boards with richly decorated spines, and mahogany and black spine labels. CONDITION: Slight rub to second band of Volume IV. A most handsome set. 9-25325 (500-1,000)

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2014

TWO BOOKS ON BRITISH ARCHITECTURE. Garner, Thomas and Arthur Stratton. THE DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF ENGLAND DURING THE TUDOR PERIOD. London:Batsford, 1911. Vol. I only, signed by Stratton. Numerous plates and diagrams, boards detached, spine missing. Together with: Carter, John. THE ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE OF ENGLAND PART I. London:Bohn, 1887. The New Approved Edition. Tall (20″) folio in three quarter leather over marbled boards, tight but rubbed. Spine bright, spine label about fine, both parts actually bound as one. CONDITION: See above. 9-25320 (300-500)

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2015

CASE OF JAMES EARL OF BALCARRAS CLAIMING THE TITLES AND DIGNITIES OF EARL OF CRAWFORD AND OLDER BARONY OF LINDSAY. There are 6 folio volumes describing the case at bar contesting the titles, honors, dignities and properties of the Earldom of Crawford. These were most likely published in London in the second half of the 19th century. The claims revert to the title of the Original Dukedom of Montrose created in 1488. Part 2 of the supplement volume is inscribed to “Joseph Robertson Esq with Lord Lindsay’s compliments”. Second folio has the same presentation. Third folio has the armorial bookplate of Cecil George Savile Foljambe. Together, 6 tall folios. CONDITION: All six bindings in various states of distress, some boards detached. 9-25323 (400-600)

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2016

TWO GORGEOUS LEATHER BOUND ART BOOKS. Alexandre, Arsene. HISTOIRE DE L’ART DECORATIF DE XVI SIECLE A NOS JOURS. Paris:Henri Laurens, (1892). Tall (16″) folio. In beautiful three quarter purple binding over purple marbled boards. Uniform, but still bright, fading to spine. AEG. In original velvet lined slipcase. Complete with the richly colored chromolithographs (some double page) with: PIETER BREUGHEL DIT L’ANCIEN CHOIX DE 50 PHOTOTYPIES. London & Haarlem:Kleinmann (c.1915). Tall (16″). Brown three quarter leather over marbled boards. An about fine copy. CONDITION: See above. 9-25775 (300-500)

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2017

LA COLLECTION SPITZER. Paris:Quantin & Librarie Centrale 1890-1892. In six tall (20″) folios. Copy number 230 of 600 on velin paper. Magnificent illustration with a profusion of chromolithographs of objects extending from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. CONDITION: Volume I spine and front board intact, but major split to rear hinge, contents detached. Volume II tight and sound but with red tape repair to lower third of outer spine. Remaining four volumes are tight and sound, but have some rubbing. 9-25774 (750-1,000)

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2018

THE MEMORIALS OF THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH COMMISSARIES CONCERNING THE LIMITS OF NOVA SCOTIA OR ACADIA & ME’MOIRES DES COMMISSAIRES ANGLOIS & FRANCOIS SUR L’ISLE DE ST. LUCIE. London:1755. This is Howe’s M 508. The critical contemporary account (in French and English) of the boundary dispute concerning what is now Maine and Eastern Canada. The ultimate resolution came with the conclusion of the French and Indian war. 4to, three quarter vellum. Woodcut decorative initial letters and head and tail pieces. CONDITION: Volume 1 quite loose in the case with the front free fly detached. Split to lower front hinge. Loss to small portion of the upper right margin of the title page. Loss to margins, 37-40. Occasional mispagination, but book collates to 771 pages. Second volume has become detached from the case. Missing the front free end paper(s), title and half title detached with marginal loss and tears to the title page. Occasional light foxing and mispagination. Book collates complete in 520 pages. Please note the Jeffery’s map is not present. Occasional chips, tears and loss to the margins of several pages. 9-25324 (1,500-2,500)

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2019

RENARD, LOUIS POISSONS, ECREVISSES ET CRABES. Amsterdam; Reinier & Ottens, 1754. A beautifully hand colored copy of what is the second edition, possibly colored on the remaining copper plate etchings of the first edition of 1719. From our research there are only 34 known copies, 5 of which are in North America. Slim folio rebacked within the past 50 years in 3/4 leather preserving the presumed original boards. The title page (with water stain to a small portion upper left) printed in red & black. Present is the preface by Aerout Vosmear. Bound in is a partial English translation in a fine 19th Century hand. The Avertissement de L’Editeur of 2 pages is present as is the 4 page Declaration Sur Cet Ouvrage. Both half titles are present (in black), Tome I is complete with 43 plates. Tome II with 56 of the 57 plates, missing the Mermaid plate. Subject of great controversy in preparation for publication, history has vindicated the illustrators (predominately Samuel Fallours )with great fidelity to shape and color. There are, nonetheless, charming incorporation of human characteristics to some of the crabs, crayfish, lobsters & fish. The arc of the age of enlightenment sought to illuminate all of nature with precision as to shape & color and these illustrations, in great measure, succeeded. The University of Glasgow asserts that this is the earliest known work of fishes illustrated in color. There is occasional textual commentary, including the edibility of some of the specimens. Present as well is the Table Alphabetique Des Noms in four pages. CONDITION: The illustrations are uniformly bold & bright. There is some age toning to the paper, more so in Tom I. This gives no real offense. There is a small stain to the margins of Fol Arabic III. There is a repaired margin to Fol 3 in Tome I. There is a repaired margin to Septieme Planche and a small margin tear to plate XVI (both in Tome II). There is a curious rectangular discoloration following the plate mark to XXXII. Also as noted above. 9-25315 (20,000-40,000)

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2020

PALLADIO, ANDREA. LES ANTIQUITEZ DE LA VILLE DE ROME. Rome; Mario Catalani, 1646. BOUND WITH:LES SEPT EGLISES PRINCIPALES LA PRIMIERE EGLISE EFT. S. JEAN DE LATERAN. Presumed to be the same publisher & imprint date. The Palladio title comprises pages 131-190 (complete) and the first title in pages 1-130. It is my best opinion that this was a traveler’s book to the great landmarks of Rome. Pages 189 & 180 give a distance table to Rome. Bound in limp vellum and adorned with a profusion of well accomplished woodcuts. The lettered spine title “Antiquities de Rome.” CONDITION: Complete except for the preliminary blanks and likely the rear free fly. A bookworm has made its way through the outer and lower margins of the final 70 pages but is predominately marginal in nature. Several pages are mis-numbered but the book collates as complete. 9-25322 (600-900)

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2021

Aquinas, Thomas CATENA AUREA. Thomas Aquinas’ “Golden Chain” commentary on the church father’s interpretations of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Printed in 2 columns of 62 lines in Gothic letter. Magnificent rubricated initial letters and emphases in blue and red. 438 leaves to include the Colophon. We believe this to be the edition printed by Michael Wenssler in Basel in 1475. CONDITION: Disbound. Likely rebound at one time as evidenced by brighter trim lines on the inner aspect of the bottom edge. Clean, crisp, thick paper. Leaves 330 and 373 with minor loss to small portion of headline. Very occasional brief marginal annotations in an early hand. Recto of leaf 323 (Luke XXIII) in handsome manuscript. Highly desirable copy. 9-25319 (5,000-7,500)

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2022

THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINALL TONGUES & WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REUISED BY HIS MAIESTIES SPECIALL COMANDEMENT. APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES. IMPRINTED AT LONDON BY ROBERT BARKER, PRINTER TO THE KINGS MOT EXCELLENT MAIESTIE. This is the great “She Bible” with the proper reading found in Ruth 3:15 and Mathew 26:36 Reading “Then Commeth Judas with Them Unto a Place called Gethsemane”. Folio, in full leather likely rebound at a very early date with blind stamped front & rear boards. Ample margins. Black letter in double columns of 59 lines. A most desirable copy of an early issue (the printings continue to be debated) of one of the most important books printed in the English language. No new translation of the Bible into the English language was again accomplished until 1885. The remarkable events and personalities surrounding this translation commissioned by King James are well known and are numbered among the greatest scholarly collaborations of the western world. See Herbert 319 and 309 and Printing and the Mind of Man (114) quoting Macaulay, “a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.” CONDITION: The title page of the New Testament with the date “1611” has not been altered. The first title page and preliminary blanks are missing. Minor damp stains to top edges of the first 21 leaves and final 10 leaves. There is minor loss to the first leaf of the book (the second leaf of the Dedication) and the first leaf of the Epistle Dedicatory; missing the first two leaves of the Apocrytha; missing the second leaf of the Translators Notes; missing 9 leaves of the Almanac and Table & Calendar. Missing the second, third, fifth, & sixteenth leaves of the Genealogy (Arabic numbers 1-4; 7/8 and 31/32) as well as the map by Speed. There is occasional repair including: One leaf of Isaiah with loss of one word; Chapter X of Marke; the second leaf of the Actes of Apostles; Tear & repair with manuscript additions to the fourth leaf of the Acts; two small repairs to first full leaves of Epistles of Paul; ten words in manuscript; margin repair to Chapter II of the Second Epistle of Paul to Timothie; small tear (no loss) to second & third leaves of Epistle of Paul to the Hebrewes and margin repair to leaf four; tears to first two leaves of First Epistle of Peter and a repair to the final leaf. No hand written marginalia; book seller/collector notes to front paste down & two paste overs to what is likely an (unknown) owner’s signature to front paste down. Collation notation to final blank leaf and random letters & marks to rear paste down where the word “William?” is written on an oblique angle. The fourteen pages of the Genealogies are elaborately decorative. There is a small trail of a bookworm to the final eight leaves extending about 1/4″ through the lower margin. There is hand coloring (red) to the device on the page listing Holy Days. 9-25318 (15,000-25,000)

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2023

TWO HANDWRITTEN ILLUMINATED PAGES POSSIBLY 14TH CENTURY OR EARLIER. Medieval manuscript pages handwritten in Europe, possibly France. Two double-sided pages having forty lines of text ruled in plummet. Titled at top of page with chapter numbers appearing within the text. Blue and red pen work ending the text in flourishes. Written on very fine vellum. SIZE: 13″ x 9-1/4″ CONDITION: Very good. 9-25313 (400-600)

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2024

ILLUSTRATED 17TH CENTURY BOOK PAGE. The single page having a banner text below which is a man and woman with child in landscape below which is a family crest surrounded by writing and dated 1613. SIZE: 5-3/4″ x 4-1/2″. CONDITION: Some toning, light stains, very good. 9-26072 (1,000-1,500)

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2025

SMALL MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY DOCUMENT SIGNED BY GOVERNOR FRANCIS BERNARD. Francis Bernard was Governor between 1760 and 1769. The partially printed document directing to pay Miles Greenwood the sum of eleven pounds…dated August 31, 1763. SIZE: 8-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ CONDITION: Split at folds, toned, with foxing. Good signature. 9-25309 (200-300)

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2026

COMMISSIONING DOCUMENT FOR A.S. WARNER SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON. Standard document commissioning Warner the rank of Major August 1, 1864 for “Gallantry in the battle of the wilderness Virginia”. Signed “Andrew Johnson” and dated April 14, 1865. Also signed by the Secretary of War, “E.M. Stanton”. SIZE: 18-1/4″ x 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Tape adhesive marks on top and bottom edges; some soiling, wrinkles and folds. 9-27054 (800-1,200)

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2027

COMMISSIONING DOCUMENT SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON. For Joseph F. Green appointing him a “Passed Midshipman” on June 10, 1833 signed in script by the President, Andrew Jackson, July 12, 1833. Also signed by the Secretary of the Navy Levi Woodbury. SIZE: 9″ x 11-1/2″ CONDITION: Very good. Stong signatures, seal intact. 9-25302 (1,000-2,000)

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2028

COMMISSIONING DOCUMENT SIGNED BY ULYSSES S. GRANT. Fine commissioning document for Joseph F. Green appointing him a Rear Admiral in the Navy, July 13, 1870 signed June 5, 1872. Signed in bold pen “U.S. Grant” in script. Also signed by the acting Secretary of the Navy “N. Ludlow Case”. SIZE: 20″ x 16″ CONDITION: Extremely fine with some light foxing marks and center horizontal fold with crisp signatures. A nice example. 9-25300 (1,000-2,000)

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2029

COMMISSIONING DOCUMENT SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN. For Joseph F. Green appointing him a Captain in the Navy, July 16, 1862. Signed by the President with full script signature, February 21, 1863. Also signed by Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. SIZE: 17″ x 14″ CONDITION: Center horizontal fold, strong signatures, some wrinkling to upper left, corners and edges. 9-25301 (4,000-6,000)

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2030

LOT OF 24 PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS. The 10″ x 16″ documents include; eleven Bounty Land Documents secretarial signed James Buchanan, six Bounty Land Documents secretarial signed Martin Van Buren, five Bounty Land Documents secretarial signed John Tyler, two Bounty Land Documents secretarial signed Abraham Lincoln and one Bounty Land Document secretarial signed Franklin Pierce SIZE: As noted above. CONDITION: Some with burnt edges but most are intact. 9-26323 (1,500-3,000)

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2031

SIX PRESIDENTIAL LAND GRANTS. Four Andrew Jackson, three of which are dated October 21, 1835. The other October 14, 1835. Two Martin Van Buren dated April 10, 1837 and August 1, 1838. All are secretarial signed. SIZE: 10″ x 16″ CONDITION: Some toning. No rips or tears. Otherwise very good. 7-70032 (2,000-3,000)

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2032

HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM HENRY KNOX TO THE GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA, JANUARY 18, 1794. Letter as follows: “War Department January 18, 1794 Sir, I had the honor of writing to your Excellency on the 13th instant and of transmitting duplicates of the same. His Catholic Majesty’s commissioners being desirous that every obstacle may be removed to their agents receiving the money taken by the L’Amee Margueritte, an illicit French privateer, from the Spanish brig St. Joseph, and it appearing indisputable from the evidence received that the money in possession of the Marshall of North Carolina was taken out of the said brig, your Excellency will therefore please to cause it to be delivered to the agent who has been appointed by the Spanish Commissioners for that purpose. I had the honor to be with great respect your Excellency’s obedient servant, H. Knox, Secy of War”. Marked on fold “NO.2 Duplicate/H.Knox/18 January 1794/Recd 6 February 1794″. At this time Henry Knox was Secretary of War under George Washington and presided over the creation of a regular U.S. Navy and the establishment of a series of coastal fortifications. Knox was the nation’s second Secretary of War. SIZE: 12-3/4″ x 8”. CONDITION: Crisp signature and calligraphy very good. 9-25303 (1,000-2,000)

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2033

SIX ORDER DOCUMENTS OF REAR ADMIRAL JOHN A. DAHLGREN AND REAR ADMIRAL DUPONT PERTAINING TO THE CHARLESTON BLOCKADE. John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (1809-1870). In February of 1863 Dahlgren was promoted to Rear Admiral and took command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. This lot includes: 1) Three page 13-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ order titled “Order of Battle and Plan of Attack Upon Charleston, S.C.” dated April 5, 1863 and signed “S.F. DuPont” Rear Admiral Commanding, South Atlantic Blockade Squadron. This plan was enacted on April 7, 1863. Unfortunately, the nine ironclads were unable to navigate properly in the obstructed channels leading to the harbor. His ships were caught in a blistering crossfire, and he withdrew. Five of the ironclads were disabled and one sank. This was partly the cause of his being relieved of his command at his own request on July 5, 1863. 2) 9-3/4″ x 8″ letter dated July 15, 1863 from “Flag Stmr Augusta Dinsmore/Off Maris Island (Dahlgren used the Dinsmore as his flagship from June 30, 1863 to July 17, 1863) The order is addressed to “The Senior Officer Present Off Charleston Bar”. He informs the senior officer that if the “enemy’s ironclads” come out and attack our wooden vessels the vessel which observes their approach should show three rockets in rapid succession. At that point one of the monitors will be towed out at once to engage. Signed “J.A. Dahlgren” as Rear Admiral Commanding, S.A.B. Squadron. 3) 9-3/4″ x 8″ on blue-lined paper an order from the Flag Steamer Dinsmore July 21, 1863 signed “J.A. Dahlgren” as Rear Admiral Commanding, S.A.B. Squadron. This order directed to the Senior Officer outside the bar, informs him that the Confederate Steamer Sumter has left Liverpool and is headed our way and most likely headed to Fort Sumter with supplies of heavy ordnance. Dahlgren directs “for the capture of this vessel, and no effort should be spared to this end”. 4) A 12-3/4″ x 8″ blue sheet titled “Order for Friday – 14th August 1863”. Dahlgren announces that in a joint operation with General Gillmore “commencing today” the Passaic and the Patapsco will take positions off Fort Sumter and the other monitors will close on Fort Wagner and then advance along the beach towards Fort Gregg. 5) 8″ x 5″ two page letter written from the “Philadelphia” February 5, 1864. The page and a half letter concerns the plight of Lieutenant Commander Eastman. 6) 9-3/4″ x 8″ one page order written on blue-lined paper from the “Flag Steamer Philadelphia/Off Morris Island” February 5, 1864 signed “J.A. Dahlgren” as Rear Admiral Commanding, S.A.B. Squadron. The order is for marines from four different vessels to be sent on board the South Carolina. SIZE: As noted above. CONDITION: Very good. 9-25311 (4,000-6,000)

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2034

LARGE ARCHIVE OF PAPER EPHEMERA, PHOTOGRAPHS, ETC. RELATING TO THE PAN AM YANKEE CLIPPER. The archive comes from Alan Wright and Chauncey D. Wright who was an engineer officer on the flights. The cache of material includes two fabulous photograph albums with annotations which include pictures overlooking New York City, the Brazilian Clipper in 1934 shown at West Point and Sikorsky Ramp. Also a series of photographs of Lindbergh’s test of the Brazilian Clipper at Stratford, CT. A quantity of period photographs including some that are signed. Pamphlets concerning the Clipper, some awards, Pan American Clipper magazine, New Horizons magazine and much more. CONDITION: Generally in very good condition. 9-25532 (2,000-4,000)

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2035

PHOTO OF JOHN AND JACKIE KENNEDY AUTOGRAPHED BY PRESIDENT JOHN KENNEDY. The signature on a reprinted Mark Shaw photograph of John and Jackie standing on the White House balcony. Signed “Sincerely, John F. Kennedy”. SIZE: 11-1/4″ x 9-1/2″ CONDITION: Photo faded. Signature clean. 9-25312 (500-1,000)

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2036

SIGNED ONE PAGE LETTER BY CHARLES I KING OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND. The letter dated April 23, 1628 and signed on the top “Charles R”. The letter relating to a consolidation of troops to one location. It also indicates that the town where the soldiers would congregate would be compensated for their expenses. It needs to be understood that at this time Charles I was in the midst of a Parliamentary crisis involving taxation without Parliamentary consent. SIZE: 11-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ (a double-folded page) CONDITION: Very good. Some light foxing and light staining. 9-25307 (3,000-5,000)

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2037

ONE PAGE DOCUMENT SIGNED BY LOUIS XIV KING OF FRANCE. Written in old French and dated March 6, 1707 the letter refers to a proclamation involving the city of Lille. At this time, in 1707, Lille was in the midst of the War of Succession with Spain. Lille was conquered by the Dutch but became French, once and for all, in 1713 with the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht. SIZE: 14-1/2″ x 10″ CONDITION: The paper has been affixed to flexible plastic. Some losses to corners, soiling, otherwise good. 9-25305 (800-1,200)

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2038

AUTOGRAPHED LETTER DATED MAY 30TH 1709 BY QUEEN ANNE OF GREAT BRITAIN. The letter signed at top “Anne R”. The letter as follows “Our Will and Pleasure is That out of such Moneys as are or shall come to Your hands for the Use of Our Forces You Pay unto Our Trusty and Welbeloved Major General James Maitland the Sume of One hundred Twenty Six Pound Sixteen Shillings and Seven pence halfpenny, the same being Certifiy’d by You to be Due to Our Garrison of Fort William under his Command for their Pay from the 25th of October to the 22d of December 1708. Both days incl. being 59. Days according to the Establishment and Muster Roll. And for So doing this with the Acquittance of the said Major General James Maitland or his Assign shall be Your Warrant and Discharge. Given at Our Court of St. James’s this 30. Day of May 1709 in the Eighth Year of Our Reign/By her Majty’s Command. Walpole (countersigned)/To Our Right Trusty and/Welbeloved Councillour/John Howe Esqr. Paymr./Generall of Our Guards/Garrisons and Land Forces/in Great Britain.” SIZE: 12-1/2″ x 8″ CONDITION: Edge mounted to a light board. Large water stain at bottom but very readable with a clear signature. 9-25306 (1,000-1,500)

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2039

AUTOGRAPHED DOCUMENT BY LOUIS XVI OF FRANCE. The document in French attesting to the account of 194,122 pounds 6 shillings to the assistant of the Royal Council Minister of Finances witnessed at Versailles December 19, 1786. Signed in script “Louis”. SIZE: 15-1/2″ x 10-1/4″ CONDITION: The document has been mounted to a flexible plastic backing. Good. 9-25304 (400-600)

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2040

ONE PAGE LETTER SIGNED BY THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE. Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834). The one page letter addressed to Madame Randall, Paris postmarked October 6, 1829. The letter, in French. General content as follows: Here’s what he tells me about your affairs: Having completely abandoned the practice of the legal profession and as I was almost always out of town, I would not have been able to give proper attention to the case made??. Randall, so I left to the care of Mr. Charles Patterson, and I put his name on the blank proxy who had been given. It shall meet the cleverness has probity. Made. Randall can, I am sure, as it will all agree that he will write to him by his Interets.Il the first building, I think it will give him immediately the interest of the three thousand dollars, on the remains, after the bankruptcy of Mr. M. Ritchetes, and the state in which Mr. Randall’s interest has left his properties, I fear that this has very little has to wait but for instructions which will be more particular by Mr. Patterson. SIZE: 9″ x 7-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-25310 (800-1,200)

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2041

IMPORTANT SIX PAGE LETTER SIGNED BY COMPOSER RICHARD WAGNER FEBRUARY 5, 1855. The letter on a folded double-sided sheet containing six pages of text. A stamp to upper left “Straf-anstalt Zu Waldheim”. The letter, in German, dated Zurich, 5 Feb 1855. It concerns a few topics, one the visit of his wife; the performance of Tannhauser across Germany and the success of his Lohengrin and Flying Dutchman though he states the performances are more or less bad. He mentions that the London Philharmonical Society invites Wagner for a series of concerts during the season and Wagner accepts. They were to be between March 12 and June 25. At the beginning of July he intends to be back at Seelisberg on the Vierwaldstatter. He has finished the composition of the Walkure and at the special request of Liszt he sends him the original of Rheingold for inspection. He gives an account of Schopenhauer’s life and his philosophy. Note: There are correspondences with several autograph dealers in the 1970s regarding the possible sale of this document. In a response from Charles Hamilton is the following “Over the years I have handled dozens of Wagner letters, but yours is the finest I have ever seen!” With the letter there was provided a copy in German as well as two translations into English. On one of the copies it was noted that the letter had been published in the book “Letters by Richard Wagner” by W. Altmann. SIZE: 8-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ CONDITION: Very good. Clear text and signature. 9-25308 (5,000-10,000)

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2042

FULL PLATE AMBROTYPE OF AN OUTING AT NIAGARA FALLS ATTRIBUTE TO PLATT D. BABBIT. Circa 1855-1860. Scene shows a group on the American side of Niagara Falls including a child, three men, and two women all in fancy clothing. Babbit was known to have shot hundreds of photographs from the same vantage point referred to as “Prospect Point”. Housed in a full plate leather case. SIZE: 7″ x 9″. CONDITION: Very good, case has broken hinge area. 9-27187 (3,000-4,000)

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2042A

LARGE ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH OF NAN-KUN-TO-WIP VALLEY ARIZONA, UNSIGNED BUT BY JACK HILLERS. This large albumen photograph illustrates a panoramic view looking down this gorgeous canyon. Above the photographer and near the center of the image, is a rock protruding from the ledge and a western figure laying in a reclining position on the very edge looking at the photographer. This is a terrific 19th C. vista. The image mounted on a period cardboard matte with a stenciled design and a printed title in the lower left of the image. SIZE: Approximately 9-3/4″ w x 13″ h , overall the size including card 16″ w x 20″ h. CONDITION: The matte overall lightly soiled, the image with some slight soiling, but generally image is strong and generally clean. A wonderful large southwest image. 4-45611-1 (1,000-1,500)

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2043

12-PIECES OF HISTORICAL STAFFORDSHIRE. Plates consisting of Five Shell and Foliage Border Series, “Commodore MacDonnough’s Victory” including a 10″ plate with minor flake on edge; two 9-1/4″ plates and two 7-1/2″ plates; a Foliage and Shell Series “View of Liverpool”; a Foliage and Shell Series “City of Albany, State of New York”; a Foliage and Shell Series scene with an anchored American ship in harbor; a Foliage and Shell Series 8-1/4″ “Dartmouth”; a pair of 6-1/2″ “Cowl’s Harbour”, all impressed Wood and Sons; together with an 8-1/2″ high teapot with floral border depicting ships in an evening harbor, unknown maker. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: All in good condition unless otherwise stated above. 9-26980 (1,000-1,500)

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2044

THREE HISTORICAL STAFFORDSHIRE COVERED DISHES. 1) Square form shell border series with harbor scene having rosette finial “Impressed Wood” (Enoch Wood and Sons). 2) Footed oval form with foliage border centered with Asian port scene with figures and pagodas in background having a rosette finial, unmarked. 3) Square form with shaped edge. Foliage and Scroll Border Series. River scene with fishermen, fortress in background with square finial. Impressed mark Clews Staffordshire. SIZE: 1) 9-1/2″. 2) 12-1/2″ X 9-1/2″. 3) 12-1/4″ X 10″ PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: 1) Minor flake to rim underside and cover underside as well as three minor flakes to rosette. 2) Very good condition. 3) Two very minor chips to base rim. 9-26977 (600-900)

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2045

LOT OF 13 PIECES OF STAFFORDSHIRE TEAWARE. Consisting of two teapots with acorn finials, tallest 11″ with floral border and farm views, unknown makers; four floral bordered teapots with various hunt and Asian port views, tallest 8-3/4″; four sugars, three covered, floral borders having various views; three creamers, tallest 5″, with various views. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Finial and one handle lacking to sugar bowl, various chips and repairs. 9-26978 (1,000-1,500)

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2046

13 PCS HISTORIC STAFFORDSHIRE. The Picturesque Scenery and Select Views Series, consisting of set of four 10″ plates “Llanarth Court, Monmouthshire”; set of eight 10″; “Pains Hill, Surrey” together with a 10 3/4″ bowl “Warleigh House, Somersetshire” all by R. Halls with blue underglaze mark. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: A few minor chips, otherwise in good condition. 9-26875 (1,000-1,500)

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2047

EIGHT PIECES OF AMERICAN HISTORICAL STAFFORDSHIRE. Consisting of three Shell Border Series, two 10″ diameter, one 9″ diameter plates featuring American paddle wheel “Union Line”, impressed marked “Wood and Sons”; two Shell Border Series plates, “Falls Montmorenci, Quebec” impressed “Wood and Sons” with blue underglaze mark, 8-1/2″ and 9″; one 9″ American Independent 1776 Washington commemorative impressed “Wood and Sons” plate; one 5-1/2″ Foliage and Scroll border river view impressed “Clews” Staffordshire and a 3-1/2″ Shell Border Series cup plate with American fortress impressed “Wood and Sons.” PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: 9″ plate has crack with staple repair. Otherwise in good condition. 9-26979 (800-1,200)

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2048

10 HISTORICAL STAFFORDSHIRE RECTANGULAR PLATTERS. Consisting of a 19″w Select Views Series “Church of St. Charles and Polytechnic School, Vienna, Germany”, R. Halls blue underglaze mark; set of three 14-3/4″ Foliage and Shell Border Series, “View of Dublin”, impressed mark Wood and Sons; one 12-3/4″ Foliage and Shell Series “High Lands, Hudson River” impressed mark Wood and Sons; 11-3/4″ London Views Series “London”; 11-1/4″ Flower and Leaf border, pastoral view with castle in background, impressed Adams, Staffordshire; 10-3/4″ Grapevine Border Series, “The Colosseum, Regent’s Park”, impressed Wood (Enoch Wood); 9-1/4″ Acorn and Oak Leaf border “Oxburgh Hall”; 9-1/2″ Fruit and Leaf border, scenic view with cathedral, unknown maker. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: 19″ very minor flake on rim, 9-1/2″ as noted, otherwise in very good condition. 9-26982 (1,500-2,500)

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2049

CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART LION. First half 19th century, probably Pennsylvania. Depicting a recumbent lion with full mane and semi-open mouth. SIZE: 3-3/4″ h x 6-1/4″ l. CONDITION: Paint abraded on nose, tips of ears and ends of plinth. Structurally very good. Painted surfaces are old. 9-25563 (1,000-2,000)

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2050

RARE HIGH HAT SHAPED WALL PAPER DECORATED PASTEBOARD BOX. 19th Century. Top hat form, having blue & white wall paper with tight rope acrobats in two panels. The edges having a mustard paper outline. The box comes with its original matching cover. A tag states “Found in attic 57 Pearl, Belfast”. SIZE: 9″ h x 13″ x 11-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Collection of Avis Howells, Belfast, Maine. CONDITION: Generally good with some losses to edges but panels are intact. 9-25144 (800-1,200)

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2051

IMPORTANT EARLY AMERICAN H.B. CROSBY KNIFE WALL BOX. First half 19th century. Believed to be Henry Barrett Crosby (1815-1872?) of Paterson, New Jersey. Carved from the solid, the unusual wall box fitted for 9 knives in slotted compartments. The front decorated with a shaped leather cover carved with the name “H.B./CROSBY”. SIZE: 17″ h x 5-1/2″ w x 2-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Generally very good with wonderful worn surfaces and dark, rich patina. 9-25401 (1,000-2,000)

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2052

EARLY AMERICAN DECORATED PINE BLANKET CHEST. Late 18th century. In a red wash with inlay simulated painted two tone borders. The rectangular strap hinged lid with applied molded edges opening to an interior fitted with a lidded till, the dovetailed chest with pair of aligned drawers on molded base raised on suppressed ball feet. The case mounted with carrying handles. SIZE: 26-1/2″ h x 38″ l x 20″ d. CONDITION: Very good with scrubbed surfaces. 9-25982 (2,000-3,000)

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2053

UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th century) TITLED PORTRAIT OF THE SEAMSTRESS “PHEBE WALTERS”. Oil on canvas half portrait of a woman seated in a writing arm Windsor chair holding a tatting card decorated with flowers and in the other hand a thimble is at the end of one of her fingers. She wears a ribbon with needlework flowers, presumably some of her work, around her neck. She wears a flower decorated lace bonnet along with a lace top. On reverse of canvas are some old notes identifying the sitter and the family, “Phebe Walters, married Titus Ketchum”, “sister to Ruth Walters”, and “Ruth married James Valentine Sr.” Housed in original gesso decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. CONDITION: Open tack holes all around the stretcher, craquelure, surface dirt and some minor chipping. In need of some restoration. 9-26482 (800-1,200)

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2054

NEW ENGLAND GRAIN PAINTED STEP BACK PINE CUPBOARD. Early 19th century. One piece cupboard in red paint, smoke decorated with sloping upper doors fitted with a pair of cupboard doors opening to an interior of three fixed shelves above a medial shelf over a pair of aligned short drawers over a pair of cupboard doors. SIZE: 77-1/2″ h x 43-1/2″ w x 20-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Vermont collection. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Painted surfaces early but not original over original green/gray base. 9-22816 (2,500-3,500)

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2055

RARE THREE ARM CANDLE SCONCE. Circa 1820, New England. Fabricated from tinned sheet iron, the reflective back plate with crimped edge joined to three aligned candle cups with bobeches. SIZE: 8″ h x 11-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Generally very good with normal and expected wear with much of the tin surfaces intact. 9-25648 (600-900)

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2056

PASTEL STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT & FLOWERS. 19th Century. The still life scene set atop a mantle with a compote of strawberries, green & purple grapes, plum, peach, orange, watermelon, black raspberries, cherries, and a glass vase with morning glories & roses. Housed in a gilt molded wood frame with white matte. Unsigned. SIZE: SIGHT: 18-3/4″ x 25-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-25654 (500-900)

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2057

23 PIECES OF FLORAL AND FRUIT MOTIF STAFFORDSHIRE. Consisting of a 16-1/2″w double handled soup tureen; a 12-1/2″d bowl; a 14-1/2″w rectangular platter; teapot; set of four 10″d plates; set of six 7-1/2″d plates; two cups, one saucer; a 4-1/2″d waste bowl; footed cup; set of two 10″d plates; one 5-1/2″d bowl; one footed sugar. Some with impressed markings of Joseph Stubbs, Longport. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Hairline to tureen at rim. Minor flakes to teapot spout and lid. 9-26985 (500-1,000)

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2058

IN THE STYLE OF JACOB MAENTEL (American 1763-1863) MAN WITH TOP HAT. Watercolor on paper side view of a man in formal black tux with tall stovepipe black hat. Unsigned. Housed in a modern gilt frame. The piece has been mounted to a brown paper background. SIZE: Paper: 9-1/4″ x 5-1/4″. Sight: 11″ x 9″. CONDITION: Some uniform staining and dirt, probably done to enhance the age of the item. 9-27129 (500-1,000)

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2059

ANTIQUE LILLIHAN RUG. Circa 1900, West Persia. The overall dense polychrome floral design on a claret red field within a main border of floral latticework within multiple floral guard borders. SIZE: 9′ x 12″. CONDITION: Pile remains very good. 9-25993 (1,500-2,500)

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2060

NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE SLANT LID DESK. Last quarter 18th century, probably Eastern Massachusetts. The rectangular dovetailed maple case with hinged sloping lid opening to an arrangement of valanced cubby holes over small drawers, above lopers and with four graduated long drawers with molded edges on a molded base raised on bracket feet with shaped returns. The desk in original red wash with white pine and chestnut secondary woods. SIZE: 42″ h x 36″ w of case x 18-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Generally very good with original brasses and original repaired bracket feet. Lid with repair at hinge on proper right side. 9-27062 (2,000-3,000)

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2061

NEW ENGLAND DECORATED PANTRY BOX. Second quarter 19th century. This maple and pine example with rare and nicely decorated surfaces. Lid with central flower head within a border of trailing floral vinery in red, salmon and green. Sides of box similarly decorated. All on a dry mustard ground. SIZE: 3″ h x 7″ dia. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Original painted surfaces remain intact. 9-25639 (600-900)

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2062

FINE NEW ENGLAND CHERRY CANDLE WALL BOX. Late 18th, early 19th century. The tall slender box fitted with a sliding lid carved with raised panel and applied with molded edge. The backboard continuing to a paddle form crest for hanging. SIZE: 20″ h overall x 6-1/4″ w x 5-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Very fine untouched condition with good color and patina. Top molding of sliding panel reattached. 7-70002 (500-700)

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2063

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY QUEEN ANNE CHERRY HIGHBOY BASE. Late 18th century. Rectangular top with deep molded edges above the conforming case fitted with 2 deep drawers above a scalloped apron, raised on short cabriole legs terminating in round pad feet. SIZE: 36-1/2″ h x 43″ w x 20-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Retaining original brasses. Good color and patina. Replaced top. 9-25141 (1,000-1,500)

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2064

FINE THEOREM OF FRUIT IN A BOWL. Circa 1820, American. Rendered with oils on velvet depicted as an overflowing bowl of fruit. Vibrantly colored fruits in bold blue and yellow striped bowl on a green ground. This exceptional theorem mounted in a period giltwood frame. Attached to back is an “Old Print Shop, NYC” label. SIZE: Sight: 14-5/8″ x 19″. CONDITION: Colors remain vibrant with age appropriate toning to background. Overall very good. Small losses to frame. 9-25651 (2,500-4,500)

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2065

AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY DROP LEAF TABLE. Late 18th century, probably New England. Rectangular top with conforming hinged leaves projecting above the rectangular apron raised on cabriole legs with shaped and scalloped returns, two hinged swing legs for support, terminating in ball and talon feet. SIZE: 27-1/2″ h x 15″ w closed, 43-1/2″ w open x 42″ d. CONDITION: Leaves with losses at hinges. One swing leg with primitive repair at bracket. 9-25142 (1,000-1,500)

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2066

NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE MAPLE TALL CHEST OF DRAWERS. Last quarter 18th century. Rectangular dovetailed case with cove molded cornice fitted with 5 thumb molded graduated drawers on a molded base raised on bracket feet with scalloped returns. SIZE: 49″ h x 36″ w of case x 19-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good with old cleaned surfaces and with early, if not original, brasses. Bracket feet pieced. Top surfaces with old water stains. 9-25146 (1,000-1,500)

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2067

FINE ARCHITECTURAL WALNUT CORNER CUPBOARD. Second quarter 19th century, probably Pennsylvania. In two parts, the upper case with reeded molded cornice projecting above a pair of 8 panel doors, opening to a painted interior of three shelves with serpentine scalloped fronts. Joined to the mid-molded lower case fitted with a pair of recessed panel cupboard doors on a molded base with bracket feet and shaped apron. SIZE: 82″ h x 56″ w x 34″ d. PROVENANCE: From a fine Maine home. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Retaining old surfaces with good patina. Glass panes appear original. Feet with minor repairs. Very good overall. 9-21749 (1,000-2,000)

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2068

NORTHWEST PERSIAN ORIENTAL RUG. Second quarter 20th century. Three aligned diamond medallions decorated with crabs and latch hooks on a brick red field filled with polychrome flower heads, lollipops and lightening bolts all within dark brown spandrels within zigzag borders. SIZE: 4′ 7″ x 8′ 7″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-25395 (700-900)

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2069

FEDERAL MAHOGANY LOLLING CHAIR. Circa 1810, possibly New York. Canted rectangular overupholstered back with serpentine crestrail joined to shaped molded arms on outswept supports centering a trapezoidal overupholstered seat raised on square molded channeled frontal legs and backswept rear legs, joined by a recessed box stretcher on original leather and brass casters. SIZE: 45-1/2″ h of back, 14-1/2″ h of seat, 27″ w overall, 30″ d overall. CONDITION: Of pegged construction, with professional restoration and tightening of arms at frame. Original surfaces cleaned and well preserved. Silk brocade fabric in very fine condition. Very good overall. 9-25287 (1,500-3,000)

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2070

FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY BOWFRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS. First quarter 19th century. Rectangular top with bowfront above the conforming case fitted with four graduated long drawers, mounted with eagle brasses and with contrasting double string inlays, raised on flared French feet. SIZE: 37″ h x 40-1/2″ w x 22-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Generally very good. Professionally repolished. 9-25569 (800-1,200)

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2071

FULL BODIED GILT-COPPER EAGLE WEATHERVANE. Last quarter 19th century, American. This large well articulated displayed eagle perched on a copper ball now joined to a roof mount. Offered with a museum stand. SIZE: 32-1/2″ h x 43″ wingspan. CONDITION: Gilded and verdigris surfaces mostly intact. Seams generally good. Tight splits seam of proper left wing front at body. Original wing supports intact. Very good overall. 9-25414 (3,500-4,000)

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2072

NEW ENGLAND SPINDLE BACK WINDSOR CHAIR. Circa 1800, probably Maine. The curved nine spindle back with conforming crest rail joined to a nearly round plank seat raised on simulated bamboo turned legs joined by box stretchers. SIZE: 32″ h of back, 16″ h of seat. CONDITION: Re-glued with old crusty varnished surfaces. 7-70052 (700-900)

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2073
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Correction: Condition Report has a typographical error. It should read some pieces with chips.

6 PIECES OF STAFFORDSHIRE, CHINESE VASE PATTERN. Assembled “Chinese Vase” or “Basket, Brick & Vase” pattern consisting of a acorn finial Adams teapot, 11″h; three rectangular teapots; a covered sugar bowl; and creamer by Clews with impressed markings. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Two teapots have a minor chip to lid. 9-26863 (300-500)

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2074

IMPORTANT SOUTH NEW JERSEY GREEN GLASS LILY PAD CREAMER. Mid 19th Century American. In pale green glass with pinched spout and everted rim applied with parallel lines of glass beading, the creamer applied with an S-scroll handle, decorated in a lily pad design above a flat foot rim. SIZE: 4-1/2″ h. CONDITION: With some minimal and minor damage to one row of beading at collar. Hairline at upper handle at body. 9-24186 (800-1,200)

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2075

FINE EARLY AMERICAN PAINT-DECORATED BOX. First quarter 19th century. The rectangular hinged lid fitted with brass carrying handle opening to a floral wallpaper covered interior. The lid painted with a polychrome floral and fruit wreath with spandrels of leaf tips. The front with a strawberry and floral-filled basket on a mustard yellow ground. One end of the box a pointillated portrait of an American ship of the line rendered overall with placards and banners of American patriotic slogans. Opposing end decoupage of an industrial print of a 19th century scene. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 12″ l x 6-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Generally good with original surfaces. Some losses to end panels and to borders. 7-70065 (4,000-5,000)

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2076

RARE BLACKHAWK FULL BODIED COPPER WEATHERVANE. Third quarter 19th century. A.L. Jewell & Co., Waltham, MA. This fine diminutive example with sheet copper mane and tail edges with verdigris surfaces. Offered with museum stand. SIZE: 17-1/2″ h x 25″ l. CONDITION: Very fine with two early filled bullet holes to proper left rear leg and mane. Retains traces of original gilding. 9-25625 (7,000-10,000)

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2077

NEW ENGLAND SHERATON MAHOGANY SERVING TABLE. Second quarter 19th century. Rectangular top above conforming frieze fitted with 2 long drawers raised on spool and ring turned cylindrical legs with brass capped casters. SIZE: 28″ h x 30-1/2″ w x 18-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Retains original surfaces. Stamped brasses early replacements. Casters original. Overall very good. 9-25057 (600-900)

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2078

NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL TIGER MAPLE TILT TOP CANDLE STAND. First quarter 19th century. Oval hinged top joined to compressed ring and baluster turned standard raised on elongated tripod spider leg base. SIZE: 28-1/4″ h x 20-3/4″ l x 12″ w. CONDITION: Repolished. Structurally very good. Top reduced. 9-25669 (600-900)

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2079

AMERICAN FULL BODY COPPER RUNNING HOUND WEATHERVANE. Early 20th century. This well defined example with traces of original gilding and with nice verdigris surfaces. Offered with museum stand. SIZE: 14-1/2″ h x 28-1/2″ l. CONDITION: No evidence of repairs, restoration or damage. Surfaces good. Point of nose with some irregularity. 9-27079 (5,000-7,000)

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2080

UNUSUAL SHERATON TAMBOUR DESK CABINET. Circa 1840, Southern New England. This unique form with raised central cabinet fitted with tambour doors sliding open to reveal an arrangement of pigeon holes and small drawers behind a hinged lid opening to a tooled leather writing surface supporting by lopers over two deep long drawers flanked by reeded pilasters. The cabinet ends each with a demilune tambour section opening to compartments. The whole raised on tapered reeded cylindrical legs. SIZE: 50″ h x 59″ w x 24″ d. CONDITION: Generally good with minor old areas of restoration and with some losses to reeded trim on proper right end tambour. 7-70054 (5,000-7,000)

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2081

PENNSYLVANIA CHIPPENDALE WALNUT DROP LEAF TABLE. Late 18th, early 19th century. The rectangular top with hinged leaves projecting above an arched apron raised on cabriole legs with shaped returns terminating trifid feet. SIZE: 28″ h x 48″ l closed x 18″ w, 48″ x 48″ top open. CONDITION: Repolished. Top reattached with cosmetic restoration. Legs and feet original. Good overall. 9-25991 (2,000-3,000)

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2082

RARE VERDIGRIS MOLDED COPPER AND ZINC FORMAL EQUESTRIAN WEATHERVANE. Third quarter 19th century. Attributed to A.L. Jewell, Waltham, MA. This fine example depicting a female rider in full dress and high hat seated erect on a prancing horse with weathered green surfaces. Offered with museum stand. NOTE: A similar example sold at Christie’s, New York January 2006, Lot 416. A nearly identical example illustrated The Art of the Weathervane by Steve Miller, page 69. SIZE: 27″ h x 28″ l. CONDITION: Very good with untouched surfaces. 9-26048 (10,000-15,000)

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2083

32 PIECES OF BLUE AND WHITE STAFFORDSHIRE, FLORAL AND SHELL PATTERN. Consisting of well & tree platter, 17-1/2″ w; two partial tea services, one with fruited knop having covered sugars, creamers, etc.; a two-handled rectangular 15″ w platter and a 13″ w platter; set of five 10″ dia plates; set of five 9″ dia plates; set of five 6″ dia bowls; handled covered vegetable; pair of 7-1/2″ dia plates; lot of four handle-less cups. Some impressed with Joseph Stubbs, Longport. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Both covered sugars and teapots have minor flakes at rims. Handled tray has hairline crack to base. With assorted various minor chips on some pieces. 9-26984 (1,000-1,500)

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2084

UNUSUAL PAINT DECORATED HANGING CUTLERY RACK. Circa 1858. This nice decorated example in pine with a sloping hood supported by colonnettes centering three stepped shelves above a wide frieze on a molded base. The cornice painted with the date “1858” centering three initials in script “J.R.S.” (possibly). The backboard pierced for hanging, painted with a ribbon tied floral spray. The lower frieze similarly paint decorated. The rack is accompanied by 9 large Continental pewter spoons, several with touchmarks. SIZE: 16-1/2″ h x 11-3/4″ w x 4-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Generally good. Shelves with splits in need of restoration. With original painted and varnished untouched surfaces, now with heavy alligatoring. Base molding left side facing absent. 9-27064 (800-1,200)

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2085

CAUCASIAN STYLE ORIENTAL CARPET. Second quarter 20th century, Pakistan. The central poled medallion within a frame of pale blue and green stylized pine cone medallions, all within a variegated brick red field. The main border of stylized polychrome crabs within guard borders of latch hooks. SIZE: 7′ x 7′ 8″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-25397 (800-1,200)

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2086

FINE SET OF EIGHT HEPPLEWHITE MAHOGANY SHIELD BACK ARMCHAIRS. 19th century, New York. Believed to be benchmade Centennial chairs, each with molded arched top of crestrail continuing to serpentine sides then to molded stiles, centering curved molded splats each acanthus carved at the base within the shield. Beneath the arched crestrail is a carved floral spray. The molded arms with incised carving on incurved supports centering a bowed seat frame with serpentine front rail raised on square molded tapering legs, concave at the front and outer edge, blocked at the ankle then tapering to the foot. The rear legs slightly backswept. Note: for an example with similar elements see American Furniture, The Federal Period by Charles F. Montgomery, figure 52, page 107. SIZE: 37-3/4″ h of back, 18″ h of seat x 22″ w overall. CONDITION: Three chairs with old professional repairs to backs, otherwise generally good. Medium to dark brown color. Nice patina. 9-26766 (2,000-3,000)

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2087

FULL BODIED COPPER HORSE AND JOCKEY WEATHERVANE. Last quarter 19th century. This fine example with verdigris surfaces and with remnants of early paint depicting a rider with mutton chops and cap posed in upright position holding reins and crop. The horse “Smuggler” with well defined details. Now offered with museum stand. SIZE: 16″ h x 25-3/4″ l. CONDITION: Very good with single unrestored bullet hole in mane and with minor seam separations. 9-25622 (8,000-12,000)

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2088

FINE PAIR OF CARVED AND GILT ARCHITECTURAL EAGLES. First half 19th century, American. Carved as opposing displayed eagles each on a rockwork plinth, plumage deeply carved and gilt decorated overall. Note: Carvings of this form often found above interior doorways. These particular examples, unfinished at the back, were designed to be mounted against a wall or other such structure. SIZE: 13″ h x 30-1/2″ wingspan. CONDITION: Structurally very good with old reinforcement straps to backs of wings. Surfaces appear to be untouched. 7-70097 (5,000-7,000)

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2089

SHERATON MAHOGANY & BIRDSEYE MAPLE SEWING STAND. Circa 1825. Rectangular top with hinged D-form leaves above conforming case fitted with three reverse graduated drawers with birdseye maple fronts and cockbeaded edges, the topmost fitted with hinged baise lined surface. Bottom drawer mounted with fabric bag. Whole raised on baluster turned tapered cylindrical reeded legs with ring turned cuffs. SIZE: 29″ h x 18-1/2″ w closed x 14-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Very good. Professionally restored and refinished. 9-25981 (2,500-4,500)

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2090

NEWBURYPORT CHIPPENDALE BIRCH TALL CASE CLOCK, DIAL SIGNED DAVID WOOD. Second half 18th century, Massachusetts. The bonnet with molded swan’s neck pediment with pinwheel rosettes alternating with brass ball and spire finials fitted with a molded arched door flanked by freestanding colonnettes with brass capitals and bases joined to the rectangular throat fitted with a conforming door with arched top joined to a cove molded box base raised on bracket feet. The painted iron dial with Roman numeral and Arabic chapter ring centering a sweep seconds subsidiary dial above calendar, time and strike apertures above the painted name “DAVID WOOD/Newbury Port” all within polychrome painted spandrels of floral sprays. The arch paint decorated with an exotic bird amidst flowering branches within a pointilated blue wreath. The associated 8 day brass movement striking on bell with an “Osborne’s” iron back plate. Offered with pendulum, finials, winder, two weights and door key. SIZE: 84-1/2″ h x 14″ w of throat x 9-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Case with mahoganized finish, scrubbed. Glass panel in door cracked. Dial probably cleaned with early repaint. Craquelure throughout. Overall good. Movement possibly English. 9-25538 (5,000-8,000)

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2091

MASSACHUSETTS WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT CHEST ON FRAME. Third quarter 18th century, probably Boston. In two parts, the upper case with molded cornice with an aligned pair of short drawers over three graduated long drawers fitted to the lower case with molded edge above a pair of short drawers centering a shallow drawer with arched and scalloped apron, all raised on a later 6 legged frame. Bell turned legs joined by flat scalloped stretchers raised on ball feet. Chest with figured burl walnut veneers within double cross- banded borders. SIZE: 62″ h x 40″ w x 22-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Restored and repolished with out of period frame. Brasses replaced. Good overall. 9-25288 (1,000-2,000)

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2092

FIVE FRAMED WAX RELIEF PORTRAITS. Lot includes: Three with similar frames having portraits of Franz Liszt, Mr. Eliz Fry, and Mozart (two-color). Along with two identically framed two-color portraits of John Peale and Blackstone. SIZE: OVERALL: First three are 6-3/4″ x 6″; Following two are 9-1/4″ x 8″. CONDITION: Generally very good. 9-24690 (800-1,200)

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2093

THREE FRAMED WAX RELIEF PORTRAITS. Each housed in a period decorative wood frame with glass fronts. Depicting Dante, Robert Adam (inscribed on edge of wax relief “Robert Adam Architect Died March 1792″ and illegibly with artist name), and Leonardo Da Vinci (two-color). SIZE: Overall: Dante: 11″ x 8″; Adam: 5-3/4″ x 4-2/3″; Da Vinci: 7-3/4″ x 7”. CONDITION: generally very good. 9-24690-1 (800-1,200)

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2094

EXCEPTIONAL LARGE SPLINT STORAGE BASKET. Second half 19th century, New England. Of rectangular form with curved ends fitted with large notched hickory handles. The sides tightly woven with narrow splint, the bottom with wide bands. SIZE: 18″ h x 41″ l x 24″ w. CONDITION: With small breaks in weave on one side, otherwise good with untouched surfaces and with mellow brown color. 9-26338 (900-1,200)

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2095

FINE AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED AND PAINTED PLAQUE. Late 19th century. The plaque carved overall with a partially furled American flag depicted with 16 5-points stars. SIZE: 20″ h overall x 7-1/2″ w.. CONDITION: With original painted surfaces, now weathered and worn. 7-70068 (900-1,200)

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2096

NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE INLAID CHERRY SLANT LID DESK. Last quarter of the 18th Century. This fine example with dovetailed case fitted with a hinged lid & thumbmolded edge opening to an interior of two banks of three small drawers centering a prospect door inlaid with an oval fan patera, flanked by valanced pigeonholes. The case of four long drawers on a molded base raised on dovetailed bracket feet with shaped returns. SIZE: 45″ h x 43″ w x 21″ d. CONDITION: With old polished surfaces. Period brasses not original Backboards original, feet good. Lid has been fitted with two escutcheons, one on proper left side with lick. 9-24687 (1,000-2,000)

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2097

24 PIECES OF HISTORIC STAFFORDSHIRE. Consisting of four Picturesque Scene Series, “Fulham Church, Middlesex”, 8-1/2″ dia plates; pair of foliage border, scenic view, unmarked, 10″ dia plates; pair of scallop edge plates with hillside view and horseman, unmarked, 10″ dia, one with roughness on edge; three Adams 5-1/2″ bowls and one 6-3/4″ underplate with floral border centered with stag; four R. Halls plates, “Biddulph Castle, Staffordshire”; “Esholt House, Yorkshire”, 10″d, “Warleigh House, Somersetshire”, 8-1/2″ and “Cashiobury, Hertfordshire”, 7-1/4″ dia; Stevenson and unmarked makers with various views and sizes. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Chips to rim of one bowl, chip to two plates, two 7-1/2″ plates cracked. 9-26981 (800-1,200)

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2098

FEDERAL CHERRY AND TIGER MAPLE CHEST OF DRAWERS. First quarter 19th century, New England. The rectangular top above conforming case fitted with four graduated long drawers with tiger maple panels within ebony string inlaid borders above a shaped apron raised on French feet. SIZE: 40″ h x 42″ w x 19-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Professionally repolished with replaced brasses in redrilled holes. Good overall. 9-25995 (4,000-6,000)

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2099

ANTIQUE MALAYER RUNNER. Circa 1900. Wrought with a line of diamond medallions each centering four rose pink flower heads around an indigo bloom within a rose main border of scrolling floral trellis work within black latch hook guard borders. SIZE: 2′ 11″ x 20′ 1″. CONDITION: Pile remains good but with small areas of insect damage, notably in corner, at end and alongside of rug. 9-25992 (1,500-2,500)

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2100

AMERICAN MAHOGANY BANJO TIMEPIECE. 19th century, New England. Mahogany case with onion finial, the throat with eglomise panel in gold gilt and iron red depicting a foliate pendant spray joined to a box base. The eglomise panel of a landscape, a pendulum viewing oval in the center. Case with pierced brass fillets. The 8 day movement appears intact. Clock offered with winder, weight and pendulum. SIZE: 33-1/2″ h, 7-1/2″ dial, 10″ w of case. CONDITION: Overall clean. Case repolished. Eglomise panels intact. Back of dial with pencil notations on reverse dated “1960” otherwise illegible. Dial appears not to have been repainted. 9-26430 (500-700)

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2101

WELL CARVED EARLY AMERICAN HANGING WALL CUPBOARD. 19th century, possibly New York. The cabinet in red paint relief carved overall with patterns of rosettes, each with deeply carved rays alternating with spade form devices at the tips. The back board surmounted by an elaborate scrolled pediment similarly carved. SIZE: 30-1/2″ h overall x 15″ w x 8″ d. CONDITION: Very good. 7-70051 (3,500-4,500)

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2102

UNSIGNED (American, 1st half 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN. Oil on wood panel family portrait shows a three quarter view of a seated woman wearing a red puffy armed dress with lace collar, she wears gold drop earrings and a gold brooch. A young boy in blue dress wearing a coral necklace sits on his mother’s lap. Next to him the daughter stands in a red dress holding a bunch of grapes and wearing a matching coral necklace. Housed in a period and possibly original gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 28″ x 19-3/4″. CONDITION: Panel with split repair, minor inpainting. Very good. 9-25979 (6,000-9,000)

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2103

EARLY CARVED AND DECORATED DOCUMENT BOX. First quarter 19th century. The rectangular box with nicely carved and painted lid depicting fruit trees and branches centering a ring carrying handle flanked by “H M/NEWHALL” raise carved in lid. The sides additionally decorated with carved diamond shaped devices each centering a raised circle and dot. Painted overall in black with reddish highlights. SIZE: 5-1/2″ h x 19-1/4″ l x 10-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Painted surfaces worn at edges of lid. 7-70069 (4,000-6,000)

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2104

ELIZABETH HASKINS FAMILY GENEALOGICAL SAMPLER. 1834, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Titled “GENEALOGY” and “PROGENY” listing the progeny of Ebenezer Haskins and Sarah Jordan. The family history listed through the year 1834. Two deaths noted at the bottom of the sampler framed within a pair of iron black weeping willows. All within a border of flower heads and vinery wrought in shades of pale blue and ivory in silk thread. All on a linen foundation. Housed in a Victorian walnut frame with gilt slip. SIZE: Sight: 21-1/2″ x 17-1/2″. CONDITION: Structurally very good. General staining of a tea color to linen ground. Stitching remains intact. Generally good. 9-25390 (1,500-2,500)

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2105

WILLIAM CRAWFORD CHERRY TALL CASE CLOCK. Last quarter 18th Century. Oakham, Massachusetts. The bonnet with arched molded cornice surmounted by three brass ball and spire finials on pediments centering pierced fretwork. The arched door flanked by free-standing colonettes with brass capitals and bases. Joined to the case, the throat with thumb-molded door flanked by engaged reeded and stop-fluted quarter columns with brass capitals and bases on a cove molded box base with shaped apron continuing to straight feet. The brass dial with Arabic and Roman numeral chapter rings centering a date aperture all within etched floral spandrels. The arch engraved “WM. CRAWFORD” within a roundel all withing scrolling vinery. The brass movement striking on bell. SIZE: 82-1/2″ h x 13-1/2″ w throat x 9-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Case professionally re-polished, fretwork and finials replacements. 9-26295 (2,000-4,000)

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2106

FINE MINIATURE ON IVORY PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL IN BLUE. Mid 19th Century. Unsigned folk portrait shows a half view of a girl with brown curly hair wearing a blue dress with sky background. Unsigned. Housed in an outstanding gilt gesso decorated period frame. SIZE: 3-1/4” h x 2-3/4”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Avis Howells, Belfast, Maine. CONDITION: Very good. 9-25153 (800-1,200)

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2107

QUM ORIENTAL CARPET. Circa 1900, North Persia. The delicate poled arabesque polychrome medallion flanked by similar medallions in alignment all on an emerald green ground. The terracotta main border with crab and floral latticework. SIZE: 12′ 10″ x 21′ 2″. CONDITION: Fair to good with overall wear. Ends at center worn to foundation. 9-25570 (1,000-2,000)

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2108

PAIR OF MIRRORED CANDLE SCONCES. First quarter 19th century, New England. Each sheet iron example with round sunburst design of silvered mirror glass. With folded sheet iron candle arms joined to crimped bobeches centering candle cups. All in old red paint. SIZE: Mirror plate: 7-3/4″ dia. Overall: 9-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Good overall. One mirror plate absent. Most silvered surfaces with age appropriate deterioration. 9-25647 (700-1,100)

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2109

FEDERAL WALNUT CORNER CUPBOARD. First quarter 19th century, American. In one part, the molded cornice above a pair of 8 glass paneled doors opening to a three shelf interior each with serpentine edges above a pair of wood panel doors above a cupid’s bow apron continuing to frontal French feet. Doors mounted with H-form hinges. SIZE: 6’9″ h x 53″ w x 29-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Repolished with medium brown color. Backboards, hinges and feet all original. 9-26002 (3,000-5,000)

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2110

CHINESE CHECKERS GAME BOARD. Late 19th century, New England. Carved on a plywood panel, mounted within a pine frame, the polychrome 5-pointed star game board on a vibrant yellow ground. Border in black over old green paint. SIZE: 16-1/4″ square. CONDITION: Generally good with alligatored, dry surface appropriate to age. 9-25633 (800-1,200)

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2111

PAIR OF MINIATURE PORTRAITS ON IVORY OF MAN & WOMAN. Each case marked “Dunton” and one having an old paper indicating “Miniatures of Margaret Fuller D’Ossoli’s father & mother”. Each housed in leather hinged cases presented behind glass with decorative matte. The man is seen with black coat, vest, white shirt and having brown hair. The woman wearing a black outfit with lace collar and lace bonnet. SIZE: Case: 6″ x 5″. Miniatures: Man is 3-1/2″, woman is 3″ h. PROVENANCE: Collection of Avis Howell, Belfast, Maine. CONDITION: Miniatures in very good condition, case of man is “as is”. 9-25150 (1,000-1,500)

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2112

37 PIECES OF VARIOUS STAFFORDSHIRE. Consisting of four footed rectangular 10″ w trays; footed 9″ dia bowl; set of ten 9″ dia plates, grape leaf pattern by Thomas Dimmock; blue and white transfer consisting of 11″ h baluster urn; three graduated rectangular Burslem platters, the largest 13″ w; pair of rectangular 12″ w platters; four demitasse cups; set of seven saucers; set of three Wedgwood Washington Bicentennial, 10-1/2″ plate and pair of 9-1/4″ plates; miscellaneous saucer & teapot. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: One of the grape leaf footed trays has chip to the rim. One grape leaf plate has rim chips. Chip to foot of the urn. 9-26983 (800-1,200)

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2113

FINE AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE PINE TRAY TOP STAND. Late 18th century. Unusual deeply scalloped and shaped square tray top above a conforming apron fitted with a single drawer raised on square tapering legs. SIZE: 32-1/2″ h overall x 18-1/2″ d x 18-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Structurally very good with repolished surfaces and honey brown patina. 9-25431 (1,200-1,500)

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2114

FINE MARQUETRY STATIONERY/CUTLERY BOX. Second half 18th century. The hinged sloping lid inlaid with putti holding floral sprays. The serpentine front inlaid with a floral arrangement within a basket. The interior fitted with old, if not original, deep indigo, velvet, compartmented section. SIZE: 12-1/2″ h x 9-1/4″ w x 8″ d. CONDITION: Generally very good with normal and expected shrinkage cracks to veneers. Inlays generally intact and/or restored. 9-25987 (600-900)

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2115

DIMINUTIVE FEDERAL TIGER MAPLE INLAID SIDEBOARD. Circa 1810, New England. The rectangular figured maple case with mahogany cross banded top fitted with a central drawer above a scalloped apron flanked by a bank of two short drawers and a deep bottle drawer, raised on six tapering square legs; the frontal legs headed with mahogany veneered panels each with string inlaid border. SIZE: 38″ h x 51″ l x 24-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Very good overall. Professionally polished. Brasses later replacements. 9-25999 (5,000-7,000)

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2116

GILTWOOD GIRONDOLE MIRROR. First quarter 19th century. The convex round mirror plate within an ebonized slip within a molded deep frame joined to a pair of single light candle arms on scrolled supports. Surmounted by stylized giltwood dragon on a Classical acanthus carved pedestal flanked by scrolling carved leaf tips, each mounted with a central rosette. The mirror base applied with a pediment of leaf tips. SIZE: 39″ h overall x 22-1/2″ dia of mirror frame, 25-1/2″ w overall. CONDITION: With minor and cosmetic restoration to areas of gilding. Slip with shrinkage crack, otherwise generally good. 9-26758 (2,000-3,000)

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2117

IMPORTANT NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL TIGER MAPLE SECRETARY. First quarter of the 19th Century. In two parts, the dovetailed upper case with molded cornice above a figural frieze fitted with a pair of paneled doors opening to an arrangement of shelves over two banks of short drawers above a row of valanced cubby holes, all above two tiers of long drawers fitted to the lower case. The hinged baize-lined writing surface resting on lopers over three long graduated drawers with cockbeaded edges mounted with period burnished brass hardware above a shaped apron with scrolled ends raised on baluster ring turned cylindrical legs. SIZE: 78-1/2″ h x 38-3/4″ w x 20-3/4″ d. CONDITION: With very good honey brown color and older patina with nicely polished figured surfaces. No restoration noted. Very good overall. 9-25977 (10,000-15,000)

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2118

FINE SAMPLER OF REBECKAH PARROTT, LYNN, MA. Circa July 9, 1812, Massachusetts. This exceptional, delicate example of an alphabet sampler within a pale blue sawtooth border wrought with the name “ESSEX” above four lines of verse: “How blest the maid whom circling years improve/Her God the object of her warmest love/Whose useful hour’s successive as they glide/The book, the needle and the pen divide”. Beneath the verse within an embroidered heart “Rebeckah Parrott/aged 12/Wrought this sampler/Lynn July 9/1812″ flanked by scrolling floral vinery, further flanked by blue and white stitched cornucopia, each emitting delicate and graceful floral vinery in earth tones forming the border of the sampler within an outer sawtooth border in pale silk thread. NOTE: Rebeckah Parrott (born December 24, 1799) was the daughter of Benjamin, Jr & Hipzebeth Parrott of Lynn, MA. SIZE: Sight: 16″ x 16-1/4”. CONDITION: Structurally in very fine condition. Silk threads somewhat uniformly faded. Linen foundation remains intact with general overall toning. Housed in later oak frame. 9-25584 (1,000-2,000)

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2119

FOUR ANTIQUE FRAMED WAX RELIEF PORTRAITS. All housed in antique wood frames with glass fronts. Lot includes: Pair of round framed examples housing Cornwallis and Duke of Wellington. Also an example of an unknown General signed “Brochard” and Lord Byron Nelson. SIZE: Overall: Pair: 6-1/4″ dia. General: 6-1/4″ x 6-1/4″. Nelson: 8-3/4″ x 7-1/4″. CONDITION: Generally very good. 9-24690-2 (800-1,200)

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2120

TWO SIDED TRADE SIGN. Last quarter 19th century, American. This nice example of a cobbler’s two sided trade sign painted on board, one side with the name “O.M. TURNER.” above a boot and a lady’s shoe, the word “REPAIRING” at the base. The opposing side similarly decorated. All on a black sand painted ground within a simple pine box frame. SIZE: 23-3/4″ h overall x 15-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Structurally good. One side with better retained decorated surfaces. The sign with abrasions and weathering commensurate with age and usage. 9-27059 (6,000-8,000)

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2121

EXCEPTIONAL DOUBLE SIDED GAME BOARD. Late 19th century, New England. The checkers side in black and red within a yellow and black bold sawtooth border. The Parcheesi side with six colored board within a black border. The whole within a mitered frame in red paint. SIZE: 17-1/4″ square. CONDITION: Generally very good with minor old splits and slight warping to plywood panel. Painted surfaces remain vibrant, somewhat dry and with minor normal abrasions. 9-25630 (2,500-4,500)

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2122

54 PIECES OF HISTORICAL STAFFORDSHIRE. Consisting of an oval reticulated basket, 11″w with a garden view; a teapot with hunt scene; several handle-less cups and saucers; 10″ rectangular platter; waste bowls; underplates; covered sugar, and more. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Damaged teapot, waste bowl and a few cups have hairline cracks. 9-26826 (300-500)

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2123

IMPORTANT CUSHING & WHITE STANDING STAG WEATHERVANE. Circa 1870. Cushing & White, Waltham, MA. The full bodied copper example with gilded and verdigris surfaces with cut ears and zinc filled antlers. Offered on a museum stand. Note: For an identical example see The Art of the Weathervane by Steve Miller, page 147. SIZE: 29″ h x 22-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Extremely fine with original surfaces, retaining much of original gilding. With very minor seam separation. 9-25623 (10,000-20,000)

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2124

IMPORTANT ABEL HUTCHINS FEDERAL TALL CASE CLOCK. Circa 1810, Concord, New Hampshire. The birch case with arched molded cornice surmounted by pierced fretwork centering three brass ball and spire finials. The hood with freestanding colonnettes with brass capitals and plinths centering an arched door opening to an iron dial with Arabic chapter rings centering a sweep seconds subsidiary dial above calendar, time and strike apertures above the name in script “Abel Hutchins/Concord” within gold spandrels, each with a persimmon rondel and gold flower head. The arch on the dial painted with a floral spray flanked by scrolling feathers and leaf tips. The brass 8 day time and strike movement striking on a bell. The throat with molded rectangular door joined to a cove molded box base with shaped apron continuing to short feet. Accompanied by a pair of weights, pendulum, door key, winder and finials. SIZE: 86-12″ h x 14-1/4″ w of throat x 10″ d. PROVENANCE: On interior of door is affixed the following document: “This clock was made by Abel Hutchins, of Concord, N.H. It was first owned by Mr. Tilly Brockway, grandfather of Leonice Brockway Morse. He brought the clock with him in a hay cart (carrying his household effects) when he moved from New Hampshire to Lancaster, Mass in ___. Grandmother Morse remembers seeing the clock at her grandfather’s house from the time she was a child. She and her family went to the grandparents house each Sunday for dinner from their home in Sterling, Mass.” By descent to Horace Gray Morse and to family. CONDITION: Case with old polished surfaces. Nice patina. Finials and fretwork old if not original. Dial appears original with overall craquelure. Top and lower pillars have all caused paint loss on dial corresponding to their location. Movement appears cleaned and operable. Calendar dial in need of reconnection. Generally good. 9-25597 (8,000-12,000)

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2125

FEDERAL BOSTON SCHOOLGIRL DECORATED TILT TOP STAND. First quarter 19th century, Massachusetts. This fine example in tiger maple with an oval hinged top joined to the unusual threaded urn form ring turned standard raised on a scrolled tripod base. The top paint decorated with a wide floral border, the standard with encircling vinery, the base decorated with flowering rose sprigs and with trailing vines. SIZE: 29″ h. Top: 21″ x 15. CONDITION: Retaining original surfaces with appropriate craquelure. Decoration intact. Floral border on top faded as a result of polishing through the years. Structurally very good. 9-26753 (1,000-2,000)

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2126

QUEEN ANNE CARVED AND DECORATED MIRROR. 18th century. The shaped rectangular mirror plate with arched top etched and frosted with scrolling grapevines around the borders within a conforming molded frame with faux grain surfaces and gilt striping. The outer frame with scalloped gilt edges. SIZE: 29-1/2″ h x 16-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Original mirror plate with losses to silver backing. Frame intact and original. Additionally with early chamfered back board. 9-25541 (1,500-2,000)

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2127

EARLY AMERICAN PINE AND IRON CHANDELIER. Third quarter 18th century, New England. The ring-turned shaft in original red paint mounted with sheet-iron band emitting three delicate scrolled candle arms terminating in slotted candle cups and fluted bobeches. Shaft with graceful pigtail iron hanger. Bottom of shaft applied with cuff and hoop. SIZE: 19-1/2″ h overall. CONDITION: Very good overall with minor shrinkage cracks and checking to shaft. With original painted surfaces. 9-25642 (2,000-4,000)

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2128

MONUMENTAL PRESENTATION AMERICAN STONEWARE ADVERTISING MASTERPIECE. The jug with impressed mark “Ottman Bro’s & Co. Fort Edward. N.Y.”. The front inscribed in cobalt blue “The Best Stoneware In the Market Warren & Wood AGts for Manufacturers Ottman Bros. & Co. Fort Edward, New York”. 2) Impress marked “Haxstun & Co. Fort Edward, N.Y. 2”. Inscribed in cobalt blue in script “R.B. Haxstun The Just”. NOTES: This extraordinary stoneware jug standing, 32″ high, made by Ottman Bros. of Fort Edward, New York. It was created to be presented to their top sales dealer, which, at the time, was Warren & Wood. This would have been used as an advertising statement in their office or store window. The smaller 1-gallon jug, according to family members, was a gift from Ottman’s to their initial partner, Andrew Haxstun, thanking him in 1872 when Haxstun, Ottman & Co. was sold and changed their name & became Ottman Bros. Haxstun went on to other pursuits. SIZE: 32″ high. 56″ circumference. 2) 14″ high. PROVENANCE: Both pieces consigned directly from an Ottman family descendent. CONDITION: Very good with a thumb size bottom rim chip. 9-25892 (85,000-125,000)

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2129

UNDERWOOD FIVE-GALLON STONEWARE CROCK/BUTTER CHURN. Third quarter 19th Century. J.A. & C.W. Underwood Fort Edward, N.Y. Decorated salt glaze crock with cobalt blue decoration of a floral filled basket. SIZE: 16-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Glaze bubbles in cobalt blue decoration.l 9-26497 (3,000-5,000)

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2130

N.A. WHITE & SON FIVE-GALLON SALT GLAZE JUG. 2nd half 19th Century. Utica, NY. This fine example with a large deep indigo floral spray beneath the incised mark for White & Son and with an impressed “5”. SIZE: 17-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good overall. Shallow chips at rim of spout, and shallow chip at rear. 9-26499 (1,500-2,500)

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2131

TWO LARGE CALLIGRAPHY SAMPLES BY S.E. MOONEY. Late 19th century, American. The first, titled “A Specimen of Ornamental Penmanship by Mrs. S.E. Mooney Hopedale Ohio 1888” all within florid scrolling banners beneath the image of a fanciful allegorical galloping stag ridden by Diana depicted with crown and flowing robe emanating a banner reading “THE BOUNDING STAG BEARS DIANA TO THE CHASE”. The second, titled “Ornamental Penmanship as executed by S.E. Mooney” depicting an elephant carrying a banner in its trunk with the words “Work for the Night is coming” in red and black lettering. Along the bottom of the work is depicted seven various plants rendered in calligraphy emanating from the phrase “YOUTH IS THE TIME TO LEARN”, each letter depicted as leafy tree branches. Each housed in an ebonized and gilt 19th century frame. SIZE: Sight: 21-1/4″ x 27-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Each with some discoloration to paper, but intact. Calligraphy clear and well defined. 9-26959 (800-1,200)

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2132

18th CENTURY CALLIGRAPHY SAMPLE. Circa 1752, American. The name “Elianor Wilson” centered within a hand drawn rectangular plaque with demilune ends, floral decorated. Two putti are centered above the delicate calligraphy decoration surrounding the name. At the base of the plaque is written in script “John Curry/Scrip./Anno/1752″. Paper mounted on paper mounted within a later frame under glass. SIZE: Sight: 9″ x 14”. CONDITION: Calligraphy remains clear and intact. Paper around edges with creases, tears and losses. Generally good. 9-27063 (300-500)

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2133

FINE DOUBLE SIDED GAME BOARD. Early 19th century. This square pine example carved with the initials “F.S.” in one side. The checkers side in black and green paint on a mustard ground within a black border with lunette corners, additionally framed with coachwork scrolling decoration. The reverse with Mill Game on a mustard ground within a black border. SIZE: 11-3/4″ h x 12″ w. CONDITION: Checkers side overall good with minor paint loss from wear and nice patina. Reverse with larger areas of paint loss. 9-25632 (800-1,200)

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2134

IMPORTANT CARVED WOOD INDIAN WEATHERVANE. Last quarter 19th century, American. This well carved and painted folk art example depicting a Native American with full headdress, dressed in tunic with quiver and belt, a bow extended in right hand, an arrow held in left hand in preparation of shooting. Carved in profile with well defined and pronounced features. Offered without stand. SIZE: 40-1/2″ h x 22″ w. CONDITION: Quiver may have originally held 3 small arrows, now absent. A clean break to right wrist of hand holding bow has been reglued to arm. Top half of bow loose in hand, but intact. Front foot with vertical split, but still joined. General craquelure of painted surfaces with evidence of old shrinkage cracks beneath paint. Surfaces with multiple layers of paint. Generally very good with normal and appropriate wear. 9-26284 (20,000-30,000)

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2135

IMPORTANT DEER AND HOUND COPPER WEATHERVANE. Late 19th, early 20th century. Attributed to J.W. Fiske, New York. Depicting full copper bodies of a hound pursuing a deer. Excellent weathered green patina. Deer with copper clad zinc antlers and sheet copper ears, head erect and wide eyed. Offered with museum stand. NOTE: Nearly identical example illustrated on page 22 of the 1875 J.W. Fiske catalog. SIZE: 25″ h overall x 51″ l. CONDITION: Very good untouched verdigris surfaces with traces of original gilding. Old solder repairs to seam at throat of deer, currently with minor joint openings. Otherwise very good overall. 9-26046 (15,000-25,000)

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2136

IMPORTANT GODDESS OF LIBERTY COPPER WEATHERVANE. Second half 19th century, American. Attributed to Cushing and White and based on a design by A.L. Jewell, Waltham, MA. Modeled with an American flag with pierced stars, bonnet with laurel wreath, sash embroidered with 5-points stars, blouse cinched at the waist, joined to a copper hexagonal plinth above a copper ball with medial rib. Rod mounted with scrolled cast brass directionals with oxidized green patina, further mounted to a faceted octagonal flared copper spire with patinated green surfaces. Weathervane exhibits worn gilded surface with verdigris. Note: nearly identical Cushing & White labeled example sold at Sotheby’s New York, May 19th, 2005, lot 114. Another similar example to be found in the Shelburne Museum. Another similar example in A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs by Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblentz, figure 70, page 48. SIZE: Weathervane: 20-3/4″ h. Overall including plinth: 69-1/4″ h. PROVENANCE: From a private Maine collection. CONDITION: Very good overall with old surfaces. Note, the directionals, standard and balls are proportional to the Goddess figure and all with matching surfaces. 9-26047 (25,000-35,000)

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2137

FEDERAL MAHOGANY SECRETARY BOOKCASE. Circa 1810, Massachusetts. In two parts, the upper case with arched cresting surmounted by brass ball and spire finials on pediments above the figured frieze over a pair of astragal glazed doors with diamond panels above a pair of blind panel molded doors opening to an arrangement of 7 pigeon holes over two tiers of three aligned drawers, set back on the lower case with hinged baize-lined writing surface supported by lopers above four graduated long drawers with cockbeaded edges over a shaped apron raised on flared French feet. SIZE: 85″ h x 41-1/2″ w x 21″ d. CONDITION: Desk retains original brasses and finials. Feet original, but with repairs. Some losses to veneers on lower and upper case. Bottom of upper case with losses at both sides. Old vertical shrinkage cracks to both panel doors. Otherwise good. 9-27058 (3,000-6,000)

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2138

RARE PILGRIM CENTURY RATCHET TRAMMEL. Late 17th, early 18th century. This adjustable sawtooth lighting trammel carved from birch with iron clasps. With slotted beam hanger at top and with hooked lamp hanger below. In untouched original Spanish brown paint. SIZE: Closed: 31″ l. CONDITION: Very fine untouched condition throughout. 9-25656 (1,200-1,800)

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2139

RARE RHODE ISLAND WINDSOR FAN-BACK ARMCHAIR. Late 18th century. The arched crest with upswept ears above 7 spindles flanked by ring and reed turned stiles. The arms with small paddle grips on raked turned supports. Note unique raked supports next to stiles. The shaped, elliptical poplar saddle seat raised on splayed turned legs joined by conforming H-form stretcher. SIZE: 46-1/4″ h of back, 18-1/2″ h of seat. CONDITION: Maple, ash and hickory example retains old finish. Structurally very good. 9-25663 (1,800-2,600)

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2140
Revised: 8/27/2012

Additional Information: The case is nicely refinished with restoration including crest and some veneer

IMPORTANT FEDERAL MAHOGANY ROXBURY TALL CASE CLOCK BY AARON WILLARD. Circa 1810, Boston, Massachusetts. The molded arched bonnet with pierced fretwork beneath brass ball and spire finials. The bonnet with free standing colonnettes with brass stop-fluting. The iron dial with painted floral sprigs, floral spray within the arch. The calendar, time and strike apertures above the name “Aaron Willard” in black all within Roman and Arabic numeral chapter rings centering a sweep seconds subsidiary dial. The case with arched molded door above the cove molded base on plinth raised on bracket feet. Offered with two iron weights, pendulum, winder and door key. SIZE: 90-1/2″ h x 13-1/4″ w of throat x 10″ d. CONDITION: Very good with old polished surfaces. Fretwork and feet appear untouched. Face and movement original. Crack in glass, proper left side panel. 9-25536 (8,000-12,000)

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2141

RARE AND IMPORTANT DUDLEY FAMILY QUEEN ANNE LOOKING GLASS. First quarter 18th century, Guilford, CT. With walnut veneers over pine, the original rectangular mirror plate with blued glass mounted with original backboard, within a gilt carved slip within a molded surround, the scrolled crest centering a shell carved rondel. With well documented provenance to the Dudley Family, original settlers of Guilford, CT. The homestead of which is now operated as the Dudley Farm Museum. Note: partial history is attached to backboard. SIZE: 15-3/4″ h x 9-3/4″ w. PROVENANCE: By descent through the family of William Dudley (1608-1683) to the grandson of Erastus Dudley (1783-1872). Then to Lois R. Dudley Ford to her son George D. Ford. Looking glass again surfaces in the 1960s when purchased by Roy & Joan Robbins by descent through the same family. History of provenance accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Very good with normal and expected losses to gilt slip and with shrinkage cracks to molded surround. Original gilding to rondel now absent from normal wear. Small, early chip to proper right ear of crest. One crest brace absent. Generally very find condition. 9-25635 (2,000-3,000)

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2142

RARE SET OF 4 NEWBURYPORT QUEEN ANNE SPANISH FOOT SIDE CHAIRS. First half 18th century. Made of maple; each with yoked molded crestrail continuing to molded stiles centering a vasiform splat. The trapezoidal seat frame with woven rush seat, raised on frontal block and vase-turned legs terminating in turned Spanish feet, the rear legs backswept, all joined by turned double box stretcher, the front stretcher with bold reel and bulbous turnings. REFERENCE: “The Furniture of Historic Deerfield” by Dean A. Fales, Jr., page 34, photos 52 & 53. SIZE: 42″ h of back, 18″ h of seat. CONDITION: 2 chairs with old, stable stress cracks on crestrail at stiles. Very good original condition with early small repair at top of front seat caps to one chair. Old mellow color. 9-25660 (4,000-8,000)

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2143

RARE AND IMPORTANT PILGRIM CENTURY TAVERN TABLE. Late 17th, early 18th century, New England. Composed of cherry and maple, the thin single board cherry rectangular top with breadboard ends projecting above the conforming molded maple apron raised on blocked cylindrical and ring turned splayed legs joined by box stretcher terminating in button feet. This diminutive example with original top and with original pegs joined to the original base. Has not been moved or altered. All pegs appear original and untouched. Original red painted surfaces still present. SIZE: 22″ h x 27-3/4″ l x 16-1/2″ w overall. CONDITION: All surfaces appear original. Rich dark color and undisturbed patina. Top with old repaired shrinkage crack and with two minor old edge chips. Breadboard ends fastened with original hand wrought rosehead nails. Base with normal and acceptable minor shrinkage cracks. Button feet original and with good even wear. Overall extremely good condition throughout. 9-25665 (10,000-20,000)

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2144

J.N. DUNNING TAVERN CLOCK. First half 19th century, Burlington, Vermont. Classical mahogany case fitted with a 10″ concave dial marked “J.N. Dunning” in script beneath time and strike aperture beneath Roman and Arabic numeral chapter rings. With 8 day time and strike movement with rack and snail strike and recoil escapement. The throat fitted with a waist door in the form of a Classical column joined to the base with hinged door on a conforming rectangular plinth. Base ogee molded. Accompanied by two weights, winder and pendulum. Note: for nearly identical example see The American Clock by William H. Distin and Robert Bishop, figure 611, page 262. Also, Horology Americana by Lester Dworetsky and Robert Dickstein, page 76. SIZE: 33-1/4″ h x 12-1/2″ w overall x 6″ d. CONDITION: Case very clean, original condition. Cleaned and repolished. Dial has probably been professionally repainted in the past. Generally very good. 9-26429 (5,000-7,000)

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2145

FINE SHERATON INLAID MAHOGANY CARD TABLE. First third 19th century, Salem, Massachusetts. The rectangular hinged top with half serpentine ends, ovolo corners and serpentine front above the conforming frieze inlaid with figured birch panels centering a mahogany central panel with contrasting oval string inlay. The top edge and apron base each with an inlaid border of lunettes continuing around the engaged half round reeded corner*. Raised on ring turned tapered reeded legs with ringed cuffs and tapering cylindrical feet. *Note: characteristics of the half round corners with horizontal reeding together with the treatment of the legs are similar to details found in other examples attributed to Nehemiah Adams working in Salem 1790-1830. The lunettes, characteristic of the Seymour Shop, Boston have also been found in other North Shore examples. SIZE: 30″ h x37″ w x 18″ d. CONDITION: Table appears all original. The fly rail of the single swing leg with dovetailed repair rejoining leg to rail. Generally very good. 9-26299 (2,000-4,000)

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2146

ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH WHITING STOCK (American, 1815-1855) PORTRAIT OF A GIRL IN BLUE DRESS. Oil on canvas half portrait shows young girl with straight on view with her elbow resting on an Empire sofa arm, her hand held to the side of her face. She has red hair curled in ringlets, brown eyes, and wears a formal blue dress with lace cuff & neckline. A red drape is seen on the left side. On reverse of canvas written in three lines in large pencil script. Under blacklight the pencil inscription can be seen better but it is hard to decipher other than the date “1845” but possibly says “Springfield Mass”. Housed in a period Empire frame. A typed modern note accompanies the painting with the following provenance: Purchased from Ruggles Farm Antiques in Brookfield, MA July 1963. In February of 1978 Mr. Ruggles, who sold the painting in 1963, stated that this was a family portrait handed down in the Burrill family of North Brookfield, MA and that the portrait was never out of the house until it was purchased by Carrie Ruggles.”. REFERENCE: For similar dress style, color & time period see cover of Exhibition Catalog Joseph Whiting Stock, Feb. 4 – March 20, 1977, Smith College Museum of Art, North Hampton, MA. SIZE: 26″ x 22-1/4″. CONDITION: Repaired tear with inpainting in background done by Thomas Clark of Chester, VT in 1967, thick surface varnish, otherwise very good. 9-25189 (5,000-8,000)

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2147

THREE ANTIQUE FRAMED WAX RELIEF PORTRAITS. All housed in antique decorative wood frames with glass fronts. Includes early large bust of Queen Elizabeth I; Queen Victoria; A rare wedding portrait of Victoria & Albert. SIZE: Overall: Queen Elizabeth: 9-3/4″ x 9″; Queen Victoria: 5-1/4″ dia. Victoria & Albert: 6″ x 8″. CONDITION: Generally very good, right collar of Queen Elizabeth has 1/8″ x 1/8″ hole. 9-24690-3 (800-1,200)

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2148

OUTSTANDING RARE & IMPORTANT TAVERN SIGN FOR “THE EASTERN INN”. A note accompanying the sign indicates that this was off an old brick building known as the “Eastern Inn” located on what is now known as the “Elkton-Lisbon Road”, in Eastern Ohio, 1-1/2 miles off Route 7. The Inn was owned & operated by John Cannon during the days of the stagecoach lines. It was sold to Reed Clark, then to J H Warrick. The Inn was razed in 1890 and a house erected on the site. This fabulous sign retains what appears to be its original paint. The central rectangular panel having in large black letters “The Eastern Inn by Jno. Cannon”. The rectangular frame signed on the bottom in bold black lettering “Painted by John Kraft Pixit Hoc. Signum”. The top having an open scroll crest with decorated bowl between dated “1829”. The bottom crest with shaped design having a painted soup bowl with spoon. The top sides having wrought iron hanging hardware. The back side being identical without the painters line. SIZE: 75″ h x 45″ w. CONDITION: One small element with finial missing on top crest, paint decoration still intact with some surface wear, shrinkage to boards, but in remarkably good condition. 9-24097 (2,000-3,000)

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2149

NICE DOUBLE SIDED OAK GAME BOARD. Circa 1900, New England. The Parcheesi side with vibrant polychrome paint decoration in four colors. The opposing checker board side with black and white checker board within a mustard yellow border. SIZE: 17-1/2″ h x 18″ w. CONDITION: Original, very good. Minor abrasions and wear appropriate to age. 9-25631 (2,500-4,500)

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2150

NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE HIGH CHAIR IN GREEN PAINT. Last quarter 18th century. Constructed of maple and ash, in old Windsor green paint, the arched crestrail with backswept ears above a shaped seat, the shaped arms on square supports continuing as legs centering the trapezoidal rope-tied seat frame. The square splayed legs with cylindrical box stretcher and shaped foot rest. The chair now with later pressed fiber slip seat, above rope seat. SIZE: 31-1/2″ h x 15″ w x 13″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good with nice undisturbed patina. 9-25661 (1,500-2,500)

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2151

TWO NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP BASKETS WITH SWING HANDLES BY PHILIP G. FORSYTHE. Circa 1975 and 1979. Two round baskets with swing handles each signed, “Philip G. Forsythe”. Each impressed “Nantucket”. The larger dated 1975 and marked with “3”. The smaller dated 1979 and marked with “5”. SIZE: Overall 12″ h, 7″ h basket x 9″ dia. The smallest 4″ h overall, 2-1/4″ h (basket) x 3-1/4″ dia. PROVENANCE: From a Florida Collection. CONDITION: Both baskets in very good condition with original surfaces. 9-22005-4 (1,000-1,500)

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2152

GROUP OF THREE NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP BASKETS. Second half 20th century, Massachusetts. Largest, a round 11″ example with swing handle, underside marked “___ SNYDER” in ink. Second, a round 9″ example with swing handle, paper label affixed to base “I’m made in Nantucket,/I’m strong and I’m stout;/Don’t lose me or burn me,/ And I’ll never wear out!/MITCHELL RAY/Starbuck’s Court/Nantucket Island, Mass.” Third, an unsigned oval purse with lid mounted with a carved sperm whale on a mahogany plaque. SIZE: As noted. Purse: 7″ h of body x 9-1/4″ l. CONDITION: First generally good with untouched surfaces. Second slightly out of round, handle reattached. Third, one bone pin for handle absent, lid detached, binding around rim of purse broken and 1/3 missing. 9-25600 (400-600)

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2153

GROUP OF ASSORTED IVORY ITEMS. Late 19th, early 20th century, American. The group consisting of five uncarved whale’s teeth of varying sizes together with a carved ivory and abalone song bird. SIZE: Teeth from 5″ to 9″ l. Bird: 8-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Teeth structurally good with mellow color and good patina. Bird very good. 9-25291 (2,000-4,000)

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2154

3 SUNDERLAND TRANSFER LUSTRE PLAQUES. Mid 19th century English rectangular plaques, pink and copper lustre centered with transfers, one with motto: “The Token or Jacks safe return to his TRUE LOVE, if you love’s I as I loves YOU. No PAIR so Happy as WE TWO”; one with ship with minor flake to edge and one with ship: “May Peace & Plenty On Our Nation Smile, and Trade with Commerce Bless the British Isle”, loss to one corner. SIZE: Largest 8-1/4″ h x 9-1/4″ w. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Noted in description. 9-26909 (400-600)

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2155

FINE BUILDER’S HALF HULL. 19th century, American. Half hull of a ship with 21 alternating narrow and medium size lifts. All in a dark varnish. Mounted on original back board in black paint. Ship is unnamed. SIZE: Board: 11-3/4″ h x 60-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Untouched original surfaces. Lifts with some natural shrinking. Generally good. 9-25838 (2,000-4,000)

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2156

HALF HULL MODEL OF A BARK. Late 19th, early 20th century, Massachusetts. Carved in pine from the solid mounted on a board carved with the inscription “BARK JOHN A. PARKER BUILT MATTAPOISETT 1852. SAILED 25 OCTOBER 1852 CAPT. WM. TABER.” Note: “B” in Taber is inverted and reversed. SIZE: 8-3/4″ h x 33″ l. CONDITION: Varnished surfaces original. Very good. 9-26443 (1,400-1,800)

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2157

CHELSEA ROSE BRASS ADMIRAL CLOCK. The hinged bezel opening to a silvered dial with Arabic chapter ring and subsidiary seconds. Beneath the single key wind aperture in enameled lettering the name of the retailer “TILDEN-THURBER CO” of Providence, Rhode Island. The brass case with flared and faceted plinth further joined to a wooden base. SIZE: Clock: 12″ h x 11-1/4″ w. Overall: 13-1/4″ h. x 13-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Dial with surface scratched and minimal and minor corrosion. Seconds hand absent. Movement has not been examined. Case and base in good condition. 9-25836 (1,500-2,500)

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2158

LARGE TEAK SHIP’S WHEEL. First quarter 20th Century. This fine ten-spoke example, professionally re-polished retaining original brass tie-downs. SIZE: 72″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 9-26000 (1,200-1,800)

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2159

JAMES GARDINER BABBIDGE (American, 1844-1919) PORTRAIT OF THE COASTAL SCHOONER “COMMERCE”. Outstanding oil on canvas Maine ship portrait of the coastal two-mast black-hulled schooner “Commerce”. It sails left to right approaching Rockland Harbor with Owls Head Lighthouse off the bow. It is shown in full sail with four men on deck, the name by the stern. Several other sailboats are seen, all on a white tipped greenish ocean. This schooner was a Lime Hauling boat for the Rockland, Maine Perry Bros. Company. Signed with initials lower left in a barrel buoy with flag “JGB”. Dated “1896” below frame edge. Housed in a period, and probably original, gesso decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 22″ x 34″. PROVENANCE: Hung in the office of Perry Bros. Co. in Rockland, Maine. Descended through the family of the owners. CONDITION: Scattered retouch, cleaned & conserved by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. 9-24839 (8,000-12,000)

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2160

ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP “LAOMENE”. Oil on canvas laid on board. This painting portrays the sailing ship and sea in the artist’s finest period with highly detailed sails, rigging, crew members, sea and sky. Scene shows a black and gray hulled three-mast ship sailing right to left in full sail on a nice light and dark colored ocean. Ten people on board and the ship having the name on front bow. Central mast flies red and white pennant. Identified in the Sniffen Checklist page 180 as “Ship, British, Built in 1880 in Liverpool by W.H Potter, Owner was H. Fernie. Home Port was Liverpool.” Signed and dated “1883” lower right and with address. SIZE: 22″ x 35-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good, with some minor conservation, primarily in the sky area. 9-25282 (15,000-20,000)

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2161

JOHN FREDERICK LOOS (Belgian, 1861-1895) THE AMERICAN SHIP “SERVIA” OFF THE COAST OF BELGIUM. Outstanding oil on canvas nautical scene shows the black-hulled ship sailing right to left with sails up flying the American flag and having eleven crew members on deck. The name emblazoned on the bow and stern. Beautifully rendered blue ocean with a smaller vessel off the bow and closer to the land mass beyond. White cloud and blue sky. Signed bottom right “John Loos Antwerp 1888″. Housed in a period gilt gesso decorated frame with gilt liner. Back having an Oliphant & Co. New York label. SIZE: 27″ x 39-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good, relined, minor touch up. 9-25916 (20,000-25,000)

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2162

PARKINSON & FRODSHAM CASED CHRONOMETER. Mid 19th century, England. The instrument mounted on a brass gimbal fitted within original three tier mahogany hinged box with brass carrying handles. The silvered dial with Roman numeral chapter ring with Arabic numeral outer dial. Also with subsidiary seconds and “up-down” dial. The dial marked “Parkinson & Frodsham/Change Alley LONDON 1362.” in black enamel. The chain fusee movement with Earnshaw escapement and with blued steel helical balance. SIZE: Dial: 3-3/4″ dia. Box: 6-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ x 6-3/8″. CONDITION: Generally very good. Last recorded cleaning and service in 1965. Beveled glass lens with small chip on edge. Case generally good. 9-25851 (2,500-3,500)

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2163

FINE ONESIME DUMAS CHRONOMETER, NO. 690. Mid 19th century. Fine example mounted in its original three-part mahogany case with external brass handles, double hinged lid, the front of which is inset with ivory rondel incised “DUMAS/690”. The brass bowl in gimbaled suspension, ratchet key in its bracket in the back. Dial frosted and silvered with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds and 49-hour up-and-down sector. Dial marked in enameled lettering “O. DUMAS. No. 690/a St. Nicolas Pres Dieppe”. SIZE: Case: 7″ h x 7″ w x 7″ d. CONDITION: Mahogany case in need of repolishing with some shrinkage cracks in lid. Escutcheon on lower cabinet absent. Gimbaled frame intact. Silvered dial generally very good. Bottom molding of case with piece absent. 9-25571 (800-1,200)

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2164

FINE ROSEWOOD STICK BAROMETER ON GIMBAL. Mid 19th century, English. The ivory barometric scale marked “JOHN POOLE/57. FENCHURCH STREET/LONDON” all within a molded tombstone arch aperture. Stick fitted with a gimbaled attachment. Above the thermometer tombstone aperture fitted with an ivory scale marked in centigrade and fahrenheit. Terminating in a cylindrical turned brass canister base. SIZE: 35-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Generally very good. Tubes intact. Operable. Mounting bracket absent. 9-25557 (2,000-4,000)

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2165

MAHOGANY AND BRASS FOLDING CAMPAIGN CHAIR. First quarter 19th century, England. Upholstered in simulated leather and tilting in five positions, fine example with simulated bamboo turned supports and stretchers with hinged folding frame. Rectangular back with arched crest and serpentine frame. Stiles and rear legs joined by hinged brass bands. SIZE: 48″ h x 20″ w folded. CONDITION: Very good overall. 9-25850 (1,000-1,500)

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2166

MAHOGANY BRASS BOUND CAMPAIGN CHEST. First quarter 19th century, English. In two parts, the upper case brass bound at the corners fitted with a pair of aligned drawers over a single long drawer, fitted to the conforming lower case having a pair of long drawers raised on turnip feet. SIZE: 42-1/2″ h x 36″ w x 20″ d. CONDITION: Repolished. Original brasses burnished. Very good overall. 9-25855 (1,000-1,500)

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2167

FINE SILVER PLATE YACHTING TROPHY. Circa 1894, Meriden, Connecticut. This beautifully designed trophy with putti finial joined to the dome lid. The center of fluted whorls within wide borders carved and chased with sailboats off a shoreline flanked by a figure of a sailor standing by a sail on a mast. The base engraved. Raised on pierced aesthetic feet. SIZE: 24″ h x 16-1/2″ w overall. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Plated surfaces remain intact. Generally very good. 9-26874 (1,000-2,000)

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2168

HALF HULL MODEL OF WHALING SHIP. Late 19th, early 20th century, American. The pine model carved from the solid, of the whaler “GAZELLE” built at MATTAPOISETT from G & M Starbuck in 1852 mounted on an oak framed plank. SIZE: 10-1/2″ h x 33-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Very good. 9-26442 (1,200-1,400)

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2169

QUEEN OF THE WEST SILVER BOTTLE HOLDER. 19th Century. American. Unique model of the side wheel paddle steamer Queen of the West, Circa 1854 designed as a two-bottle caddy, silver or silver plate, unmarked. SIZE: 11″ h x 15-1/4″ l. PROVENANCE: This ship was later in service during the Civil War, converted to a ram by Colonel Charles Ellet, a civil engineer who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Memphis while on board the ship. This bottle caddy is an important part of American history relating to this ship. CONDITION: Polished surfaces with some residue structurally very good. 9-25857 (3,000-5,000)

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2170

MAHOGANY CAMPAIGN SECRETARY. First quarter 19th century, English. The rectangular cabinet with molded top fitted with a long drawer with hinged front opening to an interior with two rows of six small drawers, some inlaid, behind a writing surface above a pair of paneled cupboard doors opening to a stepped interior fitted with 29 graduated drawers all with brass campaign style hardware on a molded base. SIZE: 40-1/2″ h x 37-1/2″ w x 22″ d. CONDITION: Generally very good with tight shrinkage crack along seam at top. 9-25833 (3,000-5,000)

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2171

COLLECTION OF CARVED SIGNS FROM THE SHIP H.W. DUDLEY. Circa 1877/78. Kennebunkport, Maine. This rare collection of hand-carved and gilt walnut signs carved for and mounted on the barque H. W. Dudley built in 1877. Samples include a large sign carved with a cluster of grapes and fruit above the title, “H. W. DUDLEY. BUILT. BY. D. CLARK. KENNEBUNK me./SUPERINTENDED. BY. CAPT D. W. DUDLEY.” on the back of which if affixed an old label signed by Captain Daniel W. Dudley which reads, “This carving and lettering made for me on board H. W. Dudley in 1878 signed D. W. Dudley”. The second sign crested with a cluster of nuts framed by carved leaf tips and scroll work carved “HOME SWEET HOME” with the back affixed with an old inventory label, “Made on board H. W. Dudley 1878 for D. W. Dudley”. Additionally, a small sign carved “IN GOD WE TRUST”, two name boards noted for cabin, port and starboard sides each carved “H.W.D./BOSTON” bordered by berry sprigs, two signs carved with the word “WARDROBE”, one “BATHROOM” stamped with the initials D.W.D., “KITCHEN”, and “PANTRY”, two carved directional arrows with star-punch decoration inscribed on the reverse in pencil “Made for D. W. Dudley in 1879. . . . Japan”. The last carved in the form of a monogram “HWD” with star punch decoration. This sign was never completed. SIZE: First: 46″ l. Second: 12″ h x 29-1/2″ l. Third: 26″ l. Wardrobe & bathroom: 19-1/2″ l, Kitchen & pantry: 14-1/2″ l. Cabin boards: 5-3/4″ h x 14-1/4″ l. Arrows: 12-1/2″ l each. Monogram: 5″ h x 8″ l. PROVENANCE: The Dudley Family were residents of Kennebunkport. Captain Daniel W. Dudley master of the barque H. W. Dudley on its maiden voyage and on subsequent voyages in company with his wife who gave birth to three children on board in 1880, 1884, and 1886. Among the Dudley Family Archives, now located at the Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, Maine, is a copy of the ship’s manifest listing Captain, crew, and passengers on a voyage from New York to Sydney, NSW 1881 it was during this voyage that the ship apparently passed off of Krakatoa after the eruption of 1881 sailing through floating pumice stones and untold numbers of dead bodies. A selection of photocopies relating to this group are available to the buyer. CONDITION: All with original surfaces showing good color and patina as most were mounted on board the ship, one of the arrow signs missing part of the tip. 9-27189 (5,000-7,000)

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2172

CAPTAIN A. M. HARRISON AESTHETIC WALNUT DESK. Circa 1874, Massachusetts. This fine diminutive example designed with a raised cabinet fitted with central sliding door mounted with an enamel tile decorated with a Classical mask within a drapery swag within raised carved panels. The door flanked by tambour panels when closed. The interior fitted with an arrangement of cubby holes and drawers. The top with hinged baise writing surface opening to a shallow well. To the right of the well is a panel with a shallow round depression. Upon inserting a hollow key and turning, a hidden locking mechanism releases the bank of drawers and door below. The compartments within the door will then slide out giving access to another small space of concealment. All above a single bank of short drawers over a panel door, each inset with tiles of polychrome enamel decorations. The interior side of the bank fitted with conforming tiled panel forward of a vertical tambour slide opening to shelves. The opposing side supported by a pair of swelled acanthus carved legs. The rear of the desk finished with inset panels, each mounted with a central floral decorated enamel tile. Affixed to the center of the frieze is a bronze plaque with the inscription “This secretary was made for Capt. A.M. Harrison, U.S. Coast Survey by Jnd. B. Wilson Jr. Plymouth, Mass December, 1874.” SIZE: Overall: 37-1/2″ h. Writing surface: 27-1/2″ h x 36-1/2″ w x 25-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Very fine original condition. 9-25854 (3,000-5,000)

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2173

GIMBALED BRASS MARINE BAROMETER. Mid 19th century, Liverpool, England. Made by Joseph Sewill (1813-1895). The silvered scale marked “No 615” mounted to a double brass gimbal. Brass tube marked with a plaque “SEWILL/MAKER/TO THE ROYAL NAVY/LIVERPOOL.” Tube barometer joined to ivory Fahrenheit scale. SIZE: Tube: 37″ h. Bracket including mounting board: 15″ l. CONDITION: Metal surfaces with slight corrosion. Gimbal functional. Glass tubes appear intact. 9-26465 (2,000-3,000)

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2174

NEW ENGLAND COPPER FULL BODY CODFISH WEATHERVANE. Late 19th century. Attributed to Cushing & White. With well articulated sheet copper fins, incised gills, and bull head, with old surfaces and verdigris. Offered with museum stand. SIZE: 8-3/4″ h overall x 24-7/8″ l. CONDITION: Nice small example with old gilt surfaces and partial verdigris in structurally fine condition. One slight crimp in tip of upper tail fin. 9-26184 (10,000-12,000)

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2175

FULL BODIED COPPER WHALE WEATHERVANE. Second quarter 20th century, American. This whimsical example with verdigris surface of a sperm whale with upturned and twisted tail. Offered with museum stand. SIZE: 21″ h overall x 36-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Very good. 7-70006 (1,500-2,000)

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2176

FULL BODIED COPPER CODFISH WEATHERVANE. Late 19th, early 20th century, American. With later gilt surfaces over verdigris, this nicely articulated example with sheet copper fins rendered with an open mouth and pronounced rib tail. Offered with a museum stand. SIZE: Vane: 12-3/4″ h x 26″ l. CONDITION: Structurally very good with minor professional restoration to seams and with spot losses to gilding. 9-25415 (3,000-4,000)

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2177

WROUGHT AND SHEET IRON HARPOON WEATHERVANE. Late 19th, early 20th century, New England. This nice folk art example of a New England weathervane fashioned in the shape of a harpoon point. Sheet iron tail section fashioned as “waves”. The whole with a central spire. Mounted on a painted wood base. SIZE: Vane: 16-3/4″ h x 44″ l. CONDITION: Generally good with some deterioration to sheet iron. 9-26433 (500-700)

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2178

THE ORIGINAL HAND-DRAWN 1762 MAP OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA REFERRED TO AS THE “SAMUEL BOUSH PLAN OF 1762”. The pen and watercolor on original sheepskin dated June 29, 1762 surveyed by Gershom Nimmosons. The map titled “Mr. Samuel Boush’s Plan”. Scale: 160′ to the inch. Having a bottom inscription “Surveyed for Mr. Samuel Boush the above plan Laid off the same Into Lotts as Appear and by the said plan, the said Land Lying and being in the Bor. of Norfolk Adjoining to Smith’s Land, the Church Street and a Creek Issuing out of Elizth. River.” The plan showing water-colored edges, feet designations and water designation. Note:The Boush family was long entrenched in America before Samuel Boush I arrived in Norfolk, VA sometime prior to 1693. The Boushes were large land-owners in Norfolk, VA and Col. Samuel Boush was the first mayor in 1736. And the Boush family was instrumental in planning development in the borough of Norfolk, specifically in the areas later called Boush Street, Church Street, and Charles Street. Additional family items: a small lot includes prints of Charles and Catherine Boush II, a small engraving of the City of Norfolk, some items from George W. Boush and a cabinet card of Laura Foster Boush. SIZE: 22″ x 23-1/2″ PROVENANCE: Descended directly through the Boush family, this plan was on loan to the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA from 1945 to 2012. CONDITION: Good condition for age. Edges soiled, some light staining, only minor edge bites and pin holes. 9-25239 (15,000-25,000)

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2179

MAP OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA BY SAMUEL LEWIS 1794. Color highlighted map with water highlighted mountain ranges and water, “Engraved for Carey’s American Edition of Guthries Geography Improved”. Housed in a 20th Century frame with glass and matte. SIZE: Sight: 14-1/2″ x 21″. PROVENANCE: Carl Stinson Auction 1987 from the property of Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd. CONDITION: Some evidence of folds, light foxing. 7-70029 (1,500-2,500)

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2180

FRAMED 1794 MAP OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES BY SAMUEL LEWIS. The black outlined map engraved for Carey’s American Edition of Guthries Geography Improved. Housed in a gilt molded wood frame with museum quality archival white matte and behind glass. SIZE: 15″ x 21″. CONDITION: Examined out of frame, glued to light board, toned having some separation at folds and a few tight tears evident. 9-25241 (2,000-4,000)

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2181

NEW AND EXACT MAP OF THE DOMINIONS OF THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN ON YE CONTINENT OF NORTH AMERICA BY HERMAN MOLL 1715. This outstanding map with vivid hand-coloring is the first large-scale map to show English developments in North American and the first to show the American postal routes. The map was done during the dispute between France and Great Britain over boundaries and this was the first showing of their positions following the treaty of Utrecht in 1713. This map is referred to as the “Beaver Map” and gets its name from the wonderful 9″ x 9″ depiction of beavers working building a dam next to Niagara Falls. At the time beaver pelts were a significant part of the American fur trade. The map also incorporates four inset maps at the base as well as a colorful cartouche inscription to “Walter Dowglass”. The map has been affixed to a backing board and housed in a modern frame. A wonderful, rare opportunity at a very desirable map in wonderful condition. SIZE: 41″ x 24-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a private Maine home. CONDITION: Very good. Some minor edge splits. 9-26621 (17,500-22,500)

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2182

TWO MAPS OF NORTH AMERICA. Mid 19th century. The first Phelps & Ensigns Traveler’s Guide and Map of the United States. Published by T. & E.H. Ensign 1844. Together with Monk’s Standard American Map of North America including West India islands, published Baltimore 1857. SIZE: 27″ x 41″ and 68″ x 65″, respectively. CONDITION: First fair to good condition with wear, creases and abrasions. The second generally good with creases, wear and abrasions. 7-70031 (500-700)

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2183

TERRESTRIAL 32″ LIBRARY GLOBE. First half 20th century. Manufactured by Replogle Globes Inc., Chicago, Illinois. Designed and edited by Gustav Brueckmann, Cartographer. The metal globe overlaid with paper swiveling within a brass mount set within a carved mahogany floor stand with acanthus carved columnar supports. SIZE: 46″ h overall x 38″ dia overall. CONDITION: The surfaces of globe in “as found” condition with extensive abrasions and losses throughout. Maps remain legible. Frame generally good. 9-25964 (2,000-4,000)

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2184

W.&A.K. JOHNSTON TERRESTRIAL GLOBE. Early 20th century, Edinburgh/London. Published by A.J. Nystrom & Co, Chicago, IL. This 18″ table model terrestrial globe mounted on a cast iron patinated tripod base with claw feet. SIZE: 29″ h. CONDITION: With general wear from use. Seam separation at the equator. Two holes located Northeast of Iceland and between Ascension and Saint Helena islands. Small additional loss on the East coast of China. Otherwise generally good. 9-26084 (1,500-2,500)

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2185

GROUP OF THREE CAST IRON MAINE ROAD SIGNS. Early 20th century, Maine. Each sign composed of cast-iron letters and a cast-hand with extended index finger riveted to heavy sheet metal backing. The towns represented are: Damariscotta, Jefferson, and Waldoboro. SIZE: 4″ h x 20″-28″ l overall. CONDITION: Structurally very good with appropriate weathering to surfaces. 9-26195 (800-1,200)

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2186

CRUCHLEY’S NEW PLAN OF LONDON MAP, 1843. The linen-backed folding map housed in its orig case with descriptive cover. Also included is a booklet of the general index. The map split into 27 sections which folds up to fit into the case. SIZE: 7″ x 4-1/2″ case; 20″ x 39-1/2″ map unfolded CONDITION: Some pencil inscriptions on map. Generally very good with strong color. 7-70040 (800-1,200)

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2187

GOLD & ENAMELED EAGLE BADGE OF THE SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI. The badge having a spread wing eagle with wreath surrounding head, an oval inscribed area “Societas Cincinnatorum Instituta AD 1783”. The center enameled oval area depicts a gold figure of Cincinnatus standing, holding a plow above a discarded shield with the sun rising in the blue background. The reverse center enamel presents figures of two Senator’s of the Roman Republic presenting a sword to standing Cincinnatus against a royal blue enamel background surrounded by an inscription “OMNIA RELINQUIT SERVARE REMPUBLICAM”. The badge unmarked with the exception of the bottom edge of the wing “N.W.W.” The top ring attached to a blue & white ribbon with pin attachment. The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation’s oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by Officer’s of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. Gold testing higher than 18k, probably 20k. SIZE: Badge: 1-3/4″ l x 1-1/4 “w. 3-1/4” l overall. CONDITION: Badge is very good, ribbon shows wear. 7-70110 (7,000-9,000)

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2188

HISTORIC PAINTED LIFT TOP CAMPAIGN DESK OF CAPTAIN A.B. MATHEWS, CO. H, 2ND MAINE CAVALRY. The dovetailed box having a breadboard end lid with butt hinges and lockplate. The interior fitted with sectioned compartments. A wonderful robin egg blue paint. The lid having in black “Capt. A.B. Mathews Comp. H. 2cd Maine Cavalry”. The 2nd Maine Cavalry was organized at Augusta, Maine from November 30th, 1863 to January 2nd, 1864. Went to New Orleans, LA. On the 9th of August the Regt. embarked at New Orleans for Pensacola, FL where they took part in a number of raids and then in Sept. went to Marinna and then on to Pollard, AL in December. In Feb. of 1865 under Lt. Col. Andrew Spurling (Medal of Honor Recipient) attacked the enemy in considerable force at Milton, FL and routed them. Then joining in March under Gen. Steele’s command and were involved in the capture of Mobile. The regiment returned to Augusta, Maine where they were discharged December 21st, 1865. SIZE: 12″ h x 21-1/4″ w x 15″ d. PROVENANCE: Collection of Avis Howell, Belfast, Maine. CONDITION: Stains and ink spatter, majority of paint intact, shows use, generally good. 9-25149 (600-900)

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2189

RARE WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON 1840 CAMPAIGN QUILT. Second quarter 19th century, American. The quilt wrought with floral pink and white fabric designed for the 1840 Harrison campaign. The fabric depicts Harrison within a laurel wreath above a banner reading “HARRISON AND REFORM”, additionally depicting a vignette of Harrison’s trademark log cabin and “Hard Cider” barrel, and filled in with flowers and leaves. Panels flanked by triangular calico and floral pieces in the “flying geese” pattern. SIZE: Overall: 101″ l x 92″ w overall. Side panel: 75″ l. Bottom panel: 52″ w. CONDITION: Structurally very good but with large area of fading. Back with extensive staining. 9-25292 (800-1,200)

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2190

STATE OF MAINE PARADE HAT BADGE. First quarter 19th century. An early version of the Maine State seal containing the basic devices enclosed by a curled ribbon border, embellished by 5 pointed stars. Similar to that found on Maine Militia belt buckles in the 1820s. Reference: American Military Insignias 1800-1851 by Campbell & Howell, see page 92. SIZE: 5″ h x 4″ w. CONDITION: Insignia with old surfaces, good patina, slightly worn. Retaining fitting on back for feather. 9-25391 (1,000-1,500)

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2191

THREE FRAMED HISTORICAL PRINTS. 1) Black and white engraving by John B. Guerrazzi, titled in legend below print “The attack made on Tripoli on the 3d August 1804 by the American Squadron under Comodore Edward Preble to whom this plate is respectfully dedicated by his obedient servant – sold in Leghorn 1805.” 2) Engraving “American Star” of four Presidents. Printed by “Shelton & Kensett Cheshire Conn – N. York Design Engraved by Thos Gimbrede Jan 30th 1812”. The engraving shows ovals of four Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Adams. 3) “Battle at Bunkers Hill” colored lithograph by “J. Baillie”. Housed in a period frame. SIZE: 1) Sight: 13-1/2″ x 17-1/4″. 2) Sight: 9-1/2″ x 10-3/4″. 3) 9″ x 14-1/2″. CONDITION: 1) Vertical split down the middle, several margin tears, not examined out of frame. 2) Horizontal fold mark on bottom third, toning, good. 3) Stains, not examined out of frame. 7-72628 (300-500)

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2192

CARVED AND SCRIMSHAWED POWDER HORN. First half 19th century. With scrimshaw decoration of a two-story stone home with iron fence and with vegetation including palm trees. In foreground is a rider chasing the horse from which he has fallen. Opposite side decorated with a marine coastal scene centering a sidewheel paddle steamer; other ships and lighthouse in the background. Foreground carved with a spray centering “REMEMBER ME”. Works bordered at mouth and neck of horn by hunting serpents. Additionally bordered by tasseled drapery. No other identifying names or dates. Offered with a custom stand. SIZE: 15-1/2″ l overall. CONDITION: With mellow patina and old surfaces. Structurally very good. 7-70064 (4,000-6,000)

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2193

EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE RARE SCRIMSHAW POWDER HORN. 18th/19th Century. The horn having fully developed scrim covering the area completely. From top to bottom is the following: 1) A large Coat of Arms with military figures holding flags on each side of a crowned seal. 2) A woman holding a wine glass & pitcher “Flare up and go in the Union”. 3) Three men talking “May the road Thistleland and Shamrock still be united”; “Long life to you my boy”; and Here’s more tomorrow and a little everyday”. 4) A man with bottle and cane “An Irishman all in his glory was there with his sprig of shillaley and Shamrock Sagreed”. 5) A large three-mast ship. 6) A woman in plaid outfit with wine glass & bottle “Irish Whiskey”. 7) Spread wing eagle over a knotted snake. 8) A kangaroo and an Auk? with building. Nice patina, buttplug intact and the end having a nicely carved tip. SIZE: 17-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good with minor imperfections. 9-27147 (3,000-4,000)

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2194

HANDSOME ANTIQUE POWDER HORN WITH WONDERFUL CONTEMPORARY SCRIMSHAW. The antique horn having a wonderful modern scrimshaw inscription “Col. Wm. Thompson/Carlisle, Pennsylvania/Batten of Riflemen/Made June ye 25 1775”. Also a depiction of a large town with three churches, a bird and trailing vine. Toward the butt plug end “Ye Town of Carlisle” and a pot of flowers. This later scrim may be period to the horn. William Thompson was a Brigadier General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was appointed Colonel of a rifle battalion in 1775 and was sent to Massachusetts to help in the defense of Boston. His unit was known as “Thompson’s Pennsylvania Rifle Battalion”. SIZE: 13″ long CONDITION: Horn at butt plug end with break and staple repair. Otherwise very good. 9-25466 (500-1,000)

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2195

RARE 39-STAR AMERICAN FLAG. Circa 1889. Flag with 39 stars that never was! Flag manufacturers believed that the two Dakotas would be admitted as one state and so manufactured this flag, some of which still exist. It was never an official flag of the United States. SIZE: 26-1/2″ h x 45-1/2″ l. CONDITION: With some areas of weakness notable in the center of the field and in the center of the lower stripe, additionally some staining and foxing, colors remain strong but with overall fading. Generally good. 9-25398 (1,000-2,000)

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2196

WILLIAM SEMPF DRUM. 19th century. New York. This fine labeled example with marquetry cartouche of a songbird in floral spray within a gold gilt heightened cartouche flanked by American flags. Accompanied by a pair of drumsticks. SIZE: 13-1/2″ h x 17″ dia. overall. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Old varnished surfaces with craquelure. Some losses to gilt and paint decorations. 9-25103 (800-1,200)

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2197

MARY MAMIE LOCKETT THOMPSON (American, 1859-1952) PORTRAIT OF GOVERNOR ANDREW BARRY MOORE. Oil on canvas half-portrait of a gentleman wearing black coat and white shirt. Signed lower right “Mamie Lockett, Montgomery ALA”. Housed in its orig decorated gilt frame. Note: Andrew B. Moore (1807-1873) was Alabama’s sixteenth governor from December 1, 1857 to December 2, 1861. His claim to fame was that he took Alabama out of the Union. Also he is noted for enacting the 8,000 man state army in 1860 and ordering them to seize the arsenal at Mount Vernon and Forts Morgan & Gaines on Mobile Bay (before Lincoln takes office & before Fort Sumter). An interesting note is that Gov. Moore through his daughter’s mother-in-law, Mrs. Napoleon (Mary Clay) Lockett to have artist Nicola Marschall design a confederate flag which became the first Confederate flag (the stars and bars)and also was responsible for the designing of the uniforms as well. Mrs. Lockett also sewed the orig flag with a group of ladies from Marion, Alabama.Two of Gov. Moore’s daughters married into the Lockett family. One of them was Martha Moore Lockett who had a daughter named Mary Mamie Lockett Thompson and was the artist of this portrait. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. CONDITION: Paint loss, mostly to lower edge and right corner. Small puncture in background and slit at shirt. Otherwise, good. 9-26998 (1,000-3,000)

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2198

J. CORBETT (American 19th-20th Century) “LA BELLE RIVIERE”. Folk art oil on canvasboard shows a Mississippi River scene with a two stack side-wheel steam-packet sailing left to right in a sunset landscape. The boat has it’s name emblazoned on the side-wheel, also “Louisville – New Orleans”. On the boat are seen passengers, cotton bales, minstrels, etc. Signed bottom right. Housed in its original gilt frame. SIZE: 12″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-25652 (1,200-1,800)

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2199

UNSIGNED (American 19th Century) SOUTHERN PATRIOTIC EAGLE. Outstanding oil on canvas scene shows a Bald Eagle with U.S. flag in beak perched on a American shield, the Constitution and olive leaves. A Union canon is below the flag along with a cannonball, musket, arrows, sword and ankle shackles; obviously depicting a commentary on the North. Housed in a possibly original gesso decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 16″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good, one patch to reverse showing no evidence of any imperfections to the front. 9-25861 (2,000-3,000)

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2200

EARLY PAINT DECORATED GAME BOARD WITH MASONIC COLUMNS. This very early game board is double sided. One side for checkers with alternating black and cream squares highlighted by red. Either side of the checkered board is a painted column with a ball at top; reminiscent of the type of columns you see in Masonic symbols. The reverse of the game board is for Backgammon and is cream, red, and deep blue coloration. The board is very old and it appears to have been over painted many, many years ago during its period of use. The edge has red board molding dovetailed in the corners. SIZE: 16-3/4″ x 24″. CONDITION: Scattered paint flecking or loss on both sides and the frame with some worm damage. 9-27176 (800-1,200)

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2201

EARLY PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. This early 19th Century unsigned portrait that depicts a gentleman with a black scarf and a black coat. Perhaps a lawyer as the books in the library in the back appear to be the type to be found in an early law library. Framed in a replacement faux antique gilt frame. SIZE: 30″ x 24-1/2″. CONDITION: The painting at one time was professionally restored and rebacked and is now in outstanding condition. The frame is fine. 9-27174 (800-1,200)

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2202

RARE EARLY MINIATURE SHERATON LOOKING GLASS. This 19th century miniature of a split column Federal looking glass features a small rectangular reversed painting at top depicting a house or a barn and a landscape below fitted within an old looking glass. The frame ornamented with carved split columns. SIZE: 10″ h x 6″ w. CONDITION: Generally good with some small loss to both lower corners. A very neat & rare size. 9-27172 (500-700)

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2203

CARVED SHIP BOARD “HARRY T”. The Board is scalloped on one end and sloped on the other end. Preceding the name is a carved star and after the name is a carved star. The letters and stars are in gold paint on a black background. SIZE: Approximately 59″ long. CONDITION: Generally good. 9-27171 (500-600)

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2204

FOLK-ART INDIAN CARVED SHIP STERN BOARD. This great late 19th to early 20th century Stern board features a relief carved, polychrome head of an Indian chieftain with a war bonnet. Above in a black banner “Viroqua”. Very nicely rendered and in great condition. With a nicely aged patina. SIZE: 17-1/2″ h x 31″ w. CONDITION: A couple of age cracks in the board and paint shows wear. 9-27168 (1,500-2,500)

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2204A

SPECIAL ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOT. This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction firearm 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 15% 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. 8-87112-1 (300-400)

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2205

FINE FERAGHAN ORIENTAL RUG, WEST CENTRAL PERSIA. First quarter 20th Century. The diamond poled medallion with candy cane decoration set in a midnight blue ground with dense floral sprays and ivory and indigo border of leaf tips. A plum border with floral sprays within an ivory main border of floral vinery. SIZE: 3′ 5-1/2″ w x 4′ 9-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Overall even wear with losses to end guards and fringe. Overall very good. 9-23764 (800-1,200)

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2206

FINE SEMI-ANTIQUE SHIRVAN RUG. Late 19th century, Southeast Caucasus. Five aligned polychrome decorated diamond medallions with stepped borders on a blue/black field densely populated with crab and geometric medallions alternating with animal figures. The main crab border flanked by zig zag and snowflake guard borders in polychrome colors. SIZE: 5′ 6″ x 10′ 6″. CONDITION: With wear overall, commensurate with age. With strong vibrant colors, but with muted palette. Good to very good. 9-25129 (800-1,200)

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2207

PAINTED WOOD TRADE SIGN. Late 19th century, New York. The kidney shaped sign reading “N.A. CALKINS/PENSION,/BOUNTY/&/GENERAL/CLAIM-agent.” The sign in white, blue and red on a black ground with scrolling foliate accents. Note: N.A. Calkins (June 20, 1845-July 27, 1927) fought in the Civil War, was an attorney in Coxsackie, NY. SIZE: 20-1/2″ h x 13-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: Birge Calhoun, Chatham, NY, a contractor that found the sign in a building staircase that was closed up in 1902 (according to the historical record) on Main Street in Chatham, New York, when he was remodeling the building. Peter Dworkin, Copake, NY acquired the sign from B. Calhoun. Private Collection, New York City, acquired the sign from P. Dworkin in July 2002. This lot additionally accompanied by a three page letter from Raymond Beecher, Vedder Research Librarian and Greene County Historian for Greene County, New York dated 9/26/02 relating additional background information regarding Newton A. Calkins. Additionally two pages of copies of court records from Greene County transcribed from Beers, History of Greene County, pages 35, 36 listing N.A. Calkins as a practicing attorney in the year 1860. Also, a four page document taken from J.B. Beers’ History of Greene County, 1884 titled “Fraternities and Societies” in which N.A. Calkins is mentioned as an officer of the Knights of Pythias, Eureka Lodge, No. 131 in the year 1883. CONDITION: With small losses to background paint. Lettering and decorations primarily intact. Generally good. 9-25817 (1,000-1,500)

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2208
Revised: 8/3/2012

Additional Information: According to an historian and scholar of New York firefighting memorabilia, there are discrepancies with much of the text painted on the sign, and his observations are listed as follows:

1) There is no listing for “Bowery Fireman’s Supply” in NYC directories during the period of the 1890s.

2) Gold Street and Nassau Street do not intersect in Manhattan. They do intersect however in Brooklyn.

3) Sheffan & Cheever was actually Shelton & Cheever.

4) All four helmet makers had their own shops in Manhattan, and the engine manufacturers mentioned were in heavy competition with each other and had their own representatives.

We believe that, at the least, the sign has been repainted and has restoration as previously noted. We cannot guarantee the vintage of the sign as late 19th century. It is most certainly an attractive trade sign regardless of its origins.

RARE AMERICAN FIREMAN’S TOP HAT TRADE SIGN. Second half 19th century. Fine carved pine sign in the form of a top hat in red paint with a tooled leather band fitted with hanging brackets. Front applied with a plaque reading “BOWERY/FIREMEN’S/SUPPLY COMPANY/56 GOLDS. MANHATTAN/Off Nassau St./FIREHOUSE/SUPPLIES”. Flanked by additional painted advertising reading “SILSBY/AMOSKEAG/HUNNEMAN/LA FRANCE/Clapp & Jones” and “ANDERSON & JONES/JOHN OLSEN/CAIRNS & BROS/SHEFFAN & CHEEVER”. SIZE: 24″ h of hat, 30-1/2″ h overall x 25-1/4″ dia. CONDITION: Structurally very good retaining original iron hanging brackets. Hat rim with old repair reinforced with a brass sheet. Additional old repair on edge of top of hat. 9-25444 (3,000-5,000)

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2209

UNUSUAL PAINTED TRAIN STATION SIGN. Late 19th early 20th Century. Washington State. The “Old Betsy” run between Yakima and Tacoma on the coast of Puget Sound in Washington State is depicted here by a small steam engine with two cars, each marked “LAKE PARK AND COLUMBIA R.R.” traveling through a valley, a large resort and mountain in the background landscape, within a painted cartouche titled “OLD BETSY”. Oil on pressed board. SIZE: 49-1/2″ h x 99″ l. CONDITION: Painted surface is good but with lifting to laminated surface of pressed board. Also with overall craquelure, old repair along the top at center. 9-25619 (5,000-10,000)

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2209A

LARGE PAINTED VIGNETTE ON PANEL TITLED “JOAQUIN MURRIETA” (THE ORIGINAL ZORRO). This large late 19th or early 20th century painting on panel depicts a southwestern scene with a dashing figure on horseback brandishing a dagger. He wears a cape and and blue tight britches and is astride a handsome brown stallion. Title below the panel is “Joaquin Murrieta Famous Robin Hood, Eldorado, Co.”. Joaquin Murrieta was born in 1829 and lived to the July 25, 1853, he was also called “The Mexican or Chilean, Robin Hood” or the “Robin Hood of Eldorado”. It is also believed that he and his life were the basis for the story of “Zorro”. He was a semi-legendary figure during the gold rush of the 1850’s, depending upon which view point you take, he was either an infamous bandit or a Mexican patriot. In general purportedly, Anglos drove him from a rich mining claim and shortly thereafter his wife was raped, his half brother lynched and Murrieta himself horsewhipped, and some time after that his escapades began. Murrieta and his men committed enough crimes and became enough of a problem that by 1853 the CA state legislature considered Murrieta enough of a criminal to list him as one of the five “Joaquins” on a bill passed May 1853, the Legislature authorized hiring for three months a company of 20 CA rangers who were veterans of the Mexican-American war to hunt down a number of criminals including Murrieta. The rangers confronted and killed a number of individuals they claimed to be these same criminals, one being 3-fingered Jack, another included Murrieta. They severed the hand of 3-fingered Jack and the head of Murrieta to bring back and receive their $1,000 reward. The head and hand were preserved in a jar of alcohol and shown to many priests who know Murrieta and confirmed it was he. The head was also brandished about and used to display at special showing for a fee and was reportedly lost in the San Francisco earthquake. In an article, “Love and the Bandit’s Head”, in True West magazine, William B Secrest states that the head was on display at SB Jordan’s San Francisco Museum and showcased there until the earthquake of 1906. This placard may have been part of the museum display. SIZE: 32-1/2″ x 65-1/2″ sight. PROVENANCE: J. Parker Lyon Pony Express Museum. CONDITION: Shows plenty of age. Staining along the top and at sides, scattered nail holes along the edge and a small break down near the title, near the word Robin, it also shows some scattered foxing and plenty of age. A neat folk art depiction of an infamous early southwestern historical figure. 4-45096 (8,500-12,500)

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2209B

RARE EARLY WOODEN SIGN FOR THE “OSO” HOUSE A FAMOUS WELLS FARGO COMPANY STAGECOACH STOP DURING THE GOLD RUSH. This is a great old piece of 19th century western Americana. This sign is one of the wooden signs that originally hung on the “Oso” House which was built in 1851. The sign is a one-piece pine board which originally had an attached molded trim around all four sides. Now only the bottom molding pieces survives. The molding was applied with early, square iron nails. The original lettering “Oso House” is still intact but much worn with age (as it should be). During the gold rush period, the “Oso” House was located in Mariposa, California. It was a noted early California stopping place and had a Wells Fargo station office. Over the years, many famous 19th century figures stayed at the “Oso” House when passing through or visiting the region. One of the more notable figures was General John C. Fremont who lived at the hotel at the time he supervised and managed the Mariposa Grant of 44,000 acres. In December of 1937, the house burned down. This lot is accompanied by a copy of a period image (circa 1854) of the “Oso” House. Note the “Oso” House sign, top center, and just at the base of the 2nd floor there is a large Wells Fargo sign also. The people on the early Wells Fargo coach include General Fremont in 1854. Prior to 1935, this sign was in the W. Parker Lyons Pony Express Museum and is pictured in the Pony Express book. Also included with this lot is a copy of a note regarding this sign which states, “My dear Mr. Lyon, I wish to present you with my compliments, this photograph showing the “Oso” House at Bear Valley, Mariposa County, California which was built in 1851. On the driver’s seat, sitting in the center is General John C. Fremont. Signed, J. J. Trabucco”. Trabucco was a judge in the Mariposa area at one time. SIZE: Approximately 9’10” long x 1’2-1/2″ high. CONDITION: As noted, the molding trim is missing on three sides. There is a small amount of deterioration on each end. The front side of the sign, which was exposed to the elements, has a wonderful, old, very worn patina and still retains traces of the original paint on the lettering. The reverse of the sign, originally was painted with a blue/gray paint which is still strong and intact as it was protected from the elements. This is a wonderful piece of western Americana with the Wells Fargo connection. 4-45604 (19,500-24,500)

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2210

HORSE AND GROOM COPPER WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL. Late 19th century. A.L. Jewell and Company, Waltham, MA. This nice example a combination of full body and sheet copper elements in silhouette on a sheet iron laminated base. Mounted on museum stand. SIZE: 23-1/4″ h x 32″ l. CONDITION: Structurally good with verdigris and gilded surfaces that appear to be untouched. Sheet iron base or foundation with considerable rust and weaknesses and with old repairs. Otherwise good. 9-25621 (8,000-12,000)

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2211

RARE SHEET IRON FOUR OWL WEATHERVANE. Second half 19th century, American. Modeled with four owls perched side by side on a cast iron rod, each with pierced eyes, “looking” in various directions. With remnants of old painted surfaces. This is purportedly the back section of a larger weathervane of owls. Originally the complete vane had seven owls, with three being on the front section. Consignor of this weathervane is acquainted with the owner of the other section, thereby supporting the description of the whole. Offered without stand. Note: a 6-owl copper example sold at the Robert Glass auction of April 12, 2001 for the sum of $25,000. That example was 7′ in length, the owls ranging in size from 6″ to 17″. SIZE: Owls range from 12″ to 21″ h. Overall: 40″ l. CONDITION: Surfaces with overall rust and with some losses to ear tips and to tips of tail feathers. Cast iron rod misshapen and the original supports have been cut. One ear on largest owl probably a later replacement. Otherwise good. 9-26282 (3,000-4,000)

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2212

LARGE FOLK ART SHEET IRON NATIVE AMERICAN WEATHERVANE. Late 19th Century. This fine hand-riveted example, finished on one side, showing a Native American with drawn bow wearing feathered headdress, necklace, earring, quiver, blue shirt and red tunic with feathered leggings. SIZE: 69-1/2″ h x 46″ w. CONDITION: With old cleaned painted surfaces and normal and expected pitting from weathering back retains original iron braces, generally very good. 9-25620 (8,000-12,000)

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2213

FINE RARE COPPER BANNERETTE WEATHERVANE. Second half 19th century. Unusual example depicting a crest with opposing bows centering three arrow tips within the banner. Arrow shaft joined again by opposing bows. Bannerette surmounted by large pointed spear or lance head. Purported to have originated from a lodge building of the “Improved Order of Red Men”. Now mounted on museum stand. SIZE: 43-1/2″ h of vane x 52″ l. 66″ h overall. CONDITION: Some splits to bows forward of banner. Possible losses to half of spheres at head of banner. Otherwise very good overall. 9-25430 (3,500-4,000)

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2214

UNUSUAL BANNERETTE WEATHERVANE. Late 19th century, New England. With mustard and verdigris surfaces overall and with traces of old gilding. Scrolling banner with zinc arrow head and surmounted by a sphere beneath 3 raked spires functioning as lightning rods. No stand included. SIZE: 22-1/2″ h x 31-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Structurally good with minor creases in banner. Weathered surfaces with traces of old gilding. 9-26286 (3,000-5,000)

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2215

CAUCASIAN STYLE ORIENTAL RUG. Second quarter 20th century, Pakistan. This nice example with three rectangular medallions with polychrome latch hooks and flower heads within a terracotta field with dense polychrome stylized flower heads within a deep indigo guard border of ribbons within an ivory main border of polychrome octagonal devices. SIZE: 6′ 10″ x 8′ 3″. CONDITION: Very good with full pile. 9-25396 (1,000-2,000)

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2216

SHIRVAN ORIENTAL CARPET. First quarter 20th century, Southeast Caucasus. Two aligned blue/black poled medallions on a wine red ground amidst an arrangement of 6 octagonal medallions all with polychrome geometric decorations with a polychrome crab main border flanked by guard borders of stylized flower heads. SIZE: 5′ 5″ x 8′ 8″. CONDITION: General wear overall, smaller areas to foundation. Wear to selvage and fringe. Overall fair to good. 7-72482 (800-1,200)

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2217

EARLY ARCHITECTURAL CHIPPENDALE PINE CORNER CUPBOARD. Late 18th, early 19th century, probably a New England example. Fine barrel back example with dental molded cornice above an open frieze centering a leafy keystone over the open bowback interior fitted with two incurved shelves with serpentine fronts beneath a large carved shell canopy flanked by reeded and fluted pilasters beneath floral carved spandrels, the pilasters on Classical bases. The lower section fitted with a pair of cupboard doors with raised panels above a cupid’s bow apron flanked by straight supports. SIZE: 80″ h x 35-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Original paint has been removed to the natural wood surfaces, now of a light honey color. Original H-form hinges replaced. A single 4″ molding absent above proper right pilaster. Otherwise very good. 9-26083 (3,000-6,000)

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2218

SHERATON CURLY MAPLE AND WALNUT CHEST OF DRAWERS. Circa 1840. New England. Rectangular walnut top above the conforming case fitted with a pair of aligned short drawers crossbanded and with cockbeaded edges over three long drawers with bow fronts, flanked by floral and foliate carved pilasters each with central free-standing Ionic columns raised on carved claw feet. All draw fronts of figured maple, and with original glass knobs. SIZE: 44″ h x 43″ w x 22″ d. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Generally good with old surfaces. Shrinkage cracks in top panel. One glass knob with chip, one knob a replacement. 9-26962 (800-1,200)

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2219

UNUSUAL HANGING CANTED CORNER SHELF. Mid 19th century, Rhode Island. Hanging shelves in chestnut and birch, graduated shelves and splayed form, with cupid’s bow chamfered bowfront shelves joined by pierced cupid’s bow box supports. SIZE: 40″ h x 22-1/2″ w x 14″ d. CONDITION: Very good overall. Retaining dry and crusty original varnish finish. 9-25659 (800-1,200)

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2220

THREE AMERICAN WINDSOR SIDE CHAIRS. Last quarter 18th century. First, braceback example, with 7 spindles, arched crestrail and swelled ears above plank seat, raised on splayed baluster turned legs joined by swelled H-form stretcher. Second, fanback example, with 7 spindles, shaped plank seat, baluster turned legs with conforming H-stretcher. Third, fanback example, with 5 spindles beneath notched and scalloped crestrail all joined to heavy round shaped saddle seat above 4 baluster turned splayed legs joined by swelled H-stretcher. SIZE: From 36-3/4-37″ h of back. CONDITION: Each with older surfaces. In need of cosmetic restoration. 5 spindle example with repairs to proper right stile at crestrail. 9-25411 (900-1,200)

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2221

MASSACHUSETTS SHERATON CARVED MAHOGANY BOWFRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS. Second quarter 19th century. The rectangular top with molded edge and turret corners above the conforming case fitted with four long drawers with cockbeaded edges flanked by reeded pilasters raised on turned legs with ball feet. The chest with original brass knobs cast with lions’ masks. SIZE: 40-1/2″ h x 48″ w x 25″ d. CONDITION: Very good with rich color and patina. 9-25578 (700-900)

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2222

SHERATON CARVED GILTWOOD MIRROR. Circa 1840. This very nicely carved example with oval mirror plate within the conforming frame of ribbon-tied laurel leaf tips. Beneath a crest of high relief carved bow-tied ribbon joined to out swept ribbon wrapped leafy sprays. SIZE: Overall height: 42-1/2″ h x overall width: 48-1/2 w. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: With some damages and losses to leaf tips and with old professional repair to ribbon. Backboard and mirror plate appear original. 9-26996 (800-1,200)

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2223

IMPORTANT PICTORAL HOOKED RUG. Circa 1950. The center wrought with the makers’ names and dates: “Designed by G. GRISSELL MANN Designed & begun Oct. 6th 1947 / Hooked by BLANCH E. MANN Completed Oct 6th 1950”. The center flanked by opposing coconut palm trees and illuminated chamber sticks. The rug hooked overall with apparently random panels depicting floral sprays interspersed with a scene of rooster in farmyard, woodcock in marsh setting, lobster, seagull in flight, crab, leaping fish; some lesser panels wrought with snails, butterfly, teacups with saucers, hourglass with shooting star, etc. Each panel wrought in vibrant, rich and variegated yarns. Hooked around the edges of the rug is the poem “Happiness” by Isabelle Bryans Longfellow, the text of which reads: “Never ask of happiness that you see it come trumpeting / Led in full parade, marching to a drum. / Seldom will it pass for more than fragment of the whole — / A small flag, a brief horn, a drum’s faint roll. / So hearken down the least day, wherever it may be, / Watching lest a plume pass, and you not see!” Poem appeared in Good Housekeeping magazine in 1947. SIZE: 10’6″ x 8’9″ CONDITION: Overall very fine. 9-25666 (3,000-5,000)

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2224

SQUARE HOOKED RUG. 19th century, American. Wrought overall in earth tones with a brown rabbit at each corner above each is wrought a bird on a branch, the center with three flower blooms, all on an earthy polychrome ground. SIZE: 37″ x 38″. CONDITION: Generally good. Square opposing patches aligned with the three flower heads. 9-25877 (800-1,200)

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2225

FINE JAPANNED AND PAINT DECORATED SERVING TRAY. Second half 19th century. This nice oval example with a central portrait of a spaniel within a scrolling japanned border, gilt heightened with vinery inlaid with abalone flowers. SIZE: 18-1/2″ h x 24″ l. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Generally very good with light craquelure. Some losses to japanning on bottom of tray. 9-26930 (500-800)

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2226

REDWARE CHARGER WITH YELLOW BACON STRIP SLIP DECORATION. 19th century, American. With three bacon strip decorations and with coggled edge. SIZE: 2″ h x 11″ dia. CONDITION: Edge wit multiple shallow old chips. Glaze and decoration mostly intact. 9-25418 (400-600)

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2227

REDWARE CHARGER WITH YELLOW SLIP. Mid 19th century, American. With brick red color and three slashes of yellow slip decoration and coggled rim. SIZE: 2″ h x 11-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: With shallow chips to rim. Normal and expected abrasion to interior of charger. Generally good. 9-25419 (400-600)

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2228

REDWARE OVOID CROCK. 19th century, American. The bulbous crock with everted rim in mottled reddish brown glaze. SIZE: 7-3/4″ h x 6-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Generally very good with small shallow chips in rim. 9-25420 (300-500)

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2229

REDWARE OVOID CROCK. Early 19th century, New Jersey. Deep red brown glaze with manganese splotch decoration molded with incised lines applied with C-scrolled handles. SIZE: 9-3/4″ h x 8-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Generally good with shallow rim chips and similar chips on foot. Additionally with small vertical hairline cracks around rim. 9-25421 (400-600)

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2230

RARE OVOID STONEWARE JUG WITH INCISED FISH ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES MORGAN AND JACOB VAN WICKLE IN OLD BRIDGE, NJ. The brown glazed jug having an applied handle with a splash of blue. A 3” oval with incised fish surrounded by a serrated marked oval splashed with blue. The neck with line ribbing and ribs at shoulder. The pottery was established in 1805 and operated until 1840 in Old Bridge, NJ. SIZE: 12” h. PROVENANCE: Collection of Avis Howells, Belfast, Maine. CONDITION: Two depressed areas on body of the jug, in the making; other imperfections and some loss to finish, possibly in the making giving it a nice folk art quality. 9-25143 (600-900)

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2231

LARGE JAPANNED AND PAINTED DECORATED SERVING TRAY. Second half 19th century. The tray with a portrait of a spaniel reclining on a large cushion within gilt borders of scrolling vinery inlaid with stylized abalone flowers. SIZE: 24″ h x 29-1/2″ l. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Very good overall with losses to japanning on bottom. 9-26919 (800-1,200)

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2232

APPRENTICE PAINT-DECORATED COMMODE. Mid 19th century, American. This miniature single door commode paint-decorated in black and green with stylized freehand swashes on a salmon ground with half round pilasters. SIZE: 7-1/4″ h overall x 8-1/4″ l x 4-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: Stephen-Douglas Antiques, VT. CONDITION: Very good original condition. Painted surfaces vibrant and intact. 9-25865 (600-800)

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2233

FOLK ART MINIATURE SETTEE. 2nd quarter 19th century. This rare example in pine with original oilcloth upholstery designed and carved with rosettes and incised decorated, raised on turned legs with turnip feet. SIZE: 16″ h of back x 21″ l overall. CONDITION: All original with minor, early reinforcing to rear of back rest, otherwise good. 9-25644 (800-1,200)

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2234

FINE CARVED MAHOGANY PLAQUE OF THE GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES. Late 19th century, American. This wonderful example carved from the solid depicting a displayed eagle within an oak leaf and acorn wreath within and flanked by a flowing banner. Carved with exceptionally fine details in all aspects. Mounted in a later wood frame. SIZE: Plaque: 12-1/2″ h x 44″ l. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Very fine. No damages or restoration. Unpolished natural surfaces with good rich color and patina. 9-26868 (800-1,200)

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2235

IMPORTANT CARVED MAHOGANY EAGLE LECTERN. Late 19th century. Fine well-carved example of displayed eagle mounted on a sphere now on a square mahogany short pedestal with molded plinth. Originally designed as a lectern, book rest section now absent. Carved overall with well delineated plumage and with lifelike talons. Short square fluted column; a suitable display platform. SIZE: 42-1/2″ h overall. 30-1/2″ h of carving. 32″ wingspan. CONDITION: With nicely polished old surfaces and with dark rich patina. Structurally very fine. 7-70005 (10,000-15,000)

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2236

EXCEPTIONAL LARGE CARVED AND PAINTED BLACKAMOOR. Third quarter 19th century, English or possibly French. The carved figure of a young man holding a large serving tray wearing blue and white three quarter length trousers with a red striped sash at the waist. Well defined torso with accentuated musculature. The figure with glass eyes posed on a stepped plinth. SIZE: 60″ h. CONDITION: Original painted surfaces and with old shrinkage cracks. Very good overall. 7-70066 (35,000-40,000)

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2237

EXCEPTIONAL CARVED AND PAINTED FEMALE BLACKAMOOR FIGURE ON PEDESTAL. 19th century, Continental. This fine example depicting a female in beaded headdress, necklace and dress across the front of which is a cinched apron or robe, wearing high button shoes. All in vibrant polychrome colored designs. Torch held in upraised right hand. Left arm partially extended holding a plate or tray. Statue fitted on hexagonal column applied with lion masks on a molded plinth. SIZE: Overall: 79″ h. Statue: 53″ h. CONDITION: Painted and decorated surfaces mostly intact with minor losses throughout. Flame on top of torch absent. Abrasions to paint on nose, mouth and lower left leg. Statue with old shrinkage cracks and some restoration. Generally good to very good. 7-70059 (5,000-7,000)

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2238

CARVED AND PAINTED TOBACCONIST FIGURE OF A NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEF. Second half 19th century, American. Carved with seven feather headdress and with a running horse on the band. Modeled with a carved wolf skin cape clasped below the neck, a round shield in his right hand, a placard “CIGARS” across the front over the figure of a thunderbird. The figure wearing a short blue tunic adorned with feathers tied with a sash and wearing thigh high tied moccasins. Mounted on original stepped platform on wheels. SIZE: Figure: 64″ h. Overall: 76″ h. CONDITION: Old painted surfaced with touched up areas. With old restoration to headdress. Object held in left hand absent. General areas of wear and abrasion throughout. Otherwise good. 9-25755 (7,000-10,000)

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2239

CARVED AND PAINTED TOBACCONIST FIGURE. Second half 19th century, American. Native American maiden with five feather headdress, a cluster of berries and a flower upraised in right hand, a bundle of cigars in lowered left hand. Attired in blue tunic with fringed hem and collar tied at the waist with a red sash. Modeled standing on a square platform. SIZE: Statue: 69-1/2″ h. Overall: 78″ h. CONDITION: Retains old painted surface over original paint. With abrasions to cigar ends, loss to left thumb and feather tips with small losses. Otherwise good. 9-25756 (7,000-10,000)

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2240

FINE GILTWOOD EAGLE CARVING. 19th century, American. The fierce displayed eagle perched upon a ribbon tied swag and oak leaf wreath. Carved from the solid and well delineated, the eagle looking right. SIZE: 16-1/2″ h x 47″ l. PROVENANCE: Removed from a Federal building in upstate New York. CONDITION: Very good with professionally restored surfaces. 9-26185 (5,500-8,000)

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2241

PAIR OF CARVED DISPLAYED EAGLES. First half 19th century, New York. Carved from the solid, this dramatic pair rendered with arched necks, heads forward with open beaks, with swirling plumage, each on a rockwork plinth. SIZE: 25″ h x 40-1/2″ wingspan. PROVENANCE: Purportedly found in a Hudson River Valley court house. CONDITION: Generally very good with untouched surfaces and dark patina. 7-70003 (10,000-15,000)

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2242

EXTREMELY RARE CASED FULL LIFE MOUNT OF A 10-POINT ALBINO BUCK DEER. Albino White tailed deer, in nature are extremely rare and because of the disadvantage of their color rarely get to grow to maturity as this fine 10 Point Buck did. This old life-size mount is set in a simulated natural environment with faux grass plinth encased in a three sided glass cabinet; the background of which is painted. This is an outstanding example of an extremely rare naturally mutated colored deer rarely found in the wild. SIZE: Deer: 53″ h x 46″ l. Case: 58-1/2″ x 61″ x 22″. CONDITION: Generally very good. 9-25758 (2,000-4,000)

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2243

OUTSTANDING NEAR RECORD POLAR BEAR RUG HARVESTED IN ALASKA IN 1959. This fine large example of an Alaskan Polar Bear rug harvested in 1959 by Richard White while on a hunting expedition with Colonel Phillip F. Neuweiler. This large example was in 1959, at that time, the 3rd largest Polar Bear harvested in the world. The bear skin was later mounted by Jonas Brothers Taxidermist of Denver, Co., renowned for their expertise in preserving wildlife trophies. At the time the current owner acquired this rug from the family of Dr. White, he again sent it to Jonas Brothers for cleaning and refurbishment. NOTE: This exact bear is illustrated and discussed in the book, “Big Game Trails in the Far North” by Col. Phillip F. Neuweiler. On page 284, there is a photo of this bear just after it was harvested. In the photo clearly illustrated is a scar below the right eye. This exact same scar is of course also still present today on our bear rug. The photo is captioned “Phil and his friend, Dr. Richard White, of Allentown, Pa. With Doc’s big Polar bear, 1959″. On pages 92 and 92, the author, Phillip Neuweiler describes a hunt in which he shot a very large bear, the second largest ever harvested, later measure by the local game warden and wildlife expert in the area where they were camping. This bear is mentioned in the following sentence, “Doc White and I now have the number 2, 3, and 4 polar bears in the world. Our bear is Dr. White’s bear which Neuweiler refers to and was the number 3 bear in 1959. In the next paragraph the following quote is made, “The wildlife expert is the one who measured Doc’s and my bear, and recorded the measurements”. Please note: An affidavit signed by the current owner accompanies this Polar Bear rug attesting to the date of harvesting and provenance which places the Polar Bear rug well within the limits authorizing the sale of and transportation over state lines. In addition, we have contacted the Federal Fish and Wildlife Division in Washington and Alaska and have confirmed that because the bear was clearly documented as being harvested in 1959 it is legal to sell and transport. An outstanding and beautiful trophy bear. SIZE: 95” nose to tail, 86” right front paw to right rear paw, 84” left front paw to left rear paw, 95” front left paw to front right paw, 101” rear left paw to rear right paw, 129” right front paw to left rear paw, 125” left front paw to right rear paw. CONDITION: Overall very good. Fur entirely intact with good coloration throughout. Diagonal scar below proper right eye. 9-25464 (4,000-6,000)

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2244

THE HORSE HEAD USED IN THE FILMING OF THE MOVIE “THE GODFATHER”. This is the actual horse head used by Paramount Studios during the rehearsal scenes of the first Godfather movie. It was just prior to this scene Brando mumbled one of the more iconic verbiages of the film and now probably one of the most repeated quotes used today “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse”. As a result of various correspondence with Paramount Studios, the consignor, and the former employee of Paramount who originally owned the head, we understand that this taxidermy mount on Styrofoam was purchased by Paramount and shipped from a firm in Texas (the name of which is unknown to us) for $2,000. Despite the lifelike and grisly appearance of the mount (the Styrofoam base of the simulated horse head is painted red and looks very realistically bloody) apparently Coppola was not satisfied with its realism. According to Producer Al Ruddy, this head was “unsuitable”, one reason being that the seam/crack in the middle of the taxidermy horse’s neck was too obvious. Coppola wanted no question of it being a real head. As a result, in the actual final filming a real horse’s bloody head was used. Coppola wanted to make an extraordinarily dramatic statement that left no question of its reality. The result was one of the most notorious and grisly scenes in the entire movie. Studio boss, Jack Woltz who had been unresponsive to Corleone’s request awoke the next morning in his satin sheeted bed, to discover the bloody severed head of his prize thoroughbred “Khartoum”. Our taxidermy head was used in the various rehearsals but at the final filming an actual real severed horse head was sent from a New Jersey dog food plant, packed in dry ice, and used for the final scene. Using a real head was a delicate matter with the SPCA and so the actual real head used was immediately thereafter given to the SPCA for disposal. Paramount’s prop department was closed and liquidated in 2000. According to the former owner who had worked at Paramount, she had acquired the head in the 1970’s. There are two references of official note that discuss both horse heads. 1) Page 21 in “The Godfather Companion by Peter Biskind which references Coppola & the second horse head. 2) In “The Godfather Legacy, The Untold Story of the Making of the Classic Godfather Trilogy” (Revised & Updated Edition) by Harlan Lebo shows a half page photograph of Coppola in the bed with our taxidermy head, showing actor Marley how he wanted him to react to the discovery of the horse’s head. Our taxidermy mount is an actual head & neck of a horse that had been mounted on a Styrofoam form and the seam which Al Ruddy refers to is very apparent in our taxidermy mount. SIZE: 34″ from the neck to tip of nose; 24″ wide. PROVENANCE: Our consignor acquired this head from an ex-employee of Paramount Studio’s. According to the Ex-Paramount employee she acquired the head in the early 70’s and shipped it at her mother’s home where it was stored until she later sold it to our consignor. CONDITION: Very good. 9-25481 (10,000-20,000)

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2245

LARGE ANTIQUE BIRCH BARK CANOE. First half of the 20th Century. Birch bark canoe having 30 ribs and 5 thwarts with high bow & stern. The gunwales nailed. No deck or seats. SIZE: 14′ x 39″. CONDITION: One rib with break, otherwise very good. 9-25753 (5,000-10,000)

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2246

MODERN BIRCH BARK CANOE. The pine & birch canoe having 26 ribs with an outside covering of reversed birch bark. The gunnel pegged, no deck or seats. SIZE: 10’11” x 29″. CONDITION: Generally very good. 9-25754 (1,000-2,000)

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2247

RUSTIC BIRCH BARK DINING TABLE. 20th century, New England. In the Adirondack style, the rectangular plank top with natural birch branch borders raised on heavy cylindrical legs joined by an X-form cross stretcher with canted branch supports. All retaining original bark surfaces. SIZE: 28″ h x 74″ l x 35″ w. CONDITION: Very good with old surfaces showing appropriate wear. 7-70093 (800-1,200)

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2248

SET OF SIX RUSTIC BIRCH ARMCHAIRS. 20th century, New England. Each fashioned from hand hewn branches and sapling trunks. The cylindrical stiles joined by a horizontal plank splat with natural hide covering, further joined to horizontal cylindrical arms centering a plank seat, each covered with matching red hooked cushions with a central conifer motif. Raised on cylindrical legs joined by twig box stretcher. SIZE: 38″ h of back. 23″ w of chair. 17-1/2″ h of seat. CONDITION: Very good. Expected areas of wear to seat cushions. 7-70094 (2,000-3,000)

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2249

UNSIGNED (American 1st Quarter of 20th Century) NAP JUTRAS 1915. Oil on canvas portrait of a standing Native American holding peace pipe, chief’s blanket and necklace. His long black hair has been bound in a pony tail and a medallion hangs from his bear claw necklace. He wears bead-decorated moccasins and a feathered headdress. He stands on a grass stream bank with pine trees behind. Titled and dated below his feet. Probably a depiction of a member of either the Iroquois or Mohawk tribe. It is rare to find a period painting with this subject matter. Housed in a period gesso decorated gilt frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 38″ x 24″. CONDITION: Small patch to reverse, craquelure, with discolored varnish. Found in an old New Hampshire collection. 7-70095 (6,000-9,000)

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2250

JOHN H. BALSLEY (American 1823-1895) PAIR OF NATIVE AMERICAN PORTRAITS. Identically housed half size paintings of a Native American brave and maiden. The brave is seen with feathered headdress and braided hair, four trade bead necklaces, and holding a bow and quiver. Maiden is shown in a bead decorated hide dress and wearing a red and white headband with two feathers. She holds a bow and arrow. The two portraits face one another with a connecting mountain range flanked by trees. Each is signed bottom right and both are housed in period gesso decorated gilt frames. John Balsley was an interesting man who was a carpenter in Dayton, Ohio and was the inventor of the first folding stepladder, for which on January 7, 1862 he received a patent, one of dozens he came to hold. He received a patent on January 7, 1862. He was also known for his paintings of the American West. Probably his fascination with the American West and Native Americans was due to his proximity to the edge of the frontier and his eagerness to capture its flavor. SIZE: 48″ x 32″. CONDITION: Small area in dress needs attention, otherwise original untouched condition that would brighten with cleaning. 7-70096 (10,000-20,000)

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2251
Revised: 8/20/2012

Correction: In the description it states that there are two missing teeth. There are actually six missing teeth total.

OUTSTANDING PAINTED AND CARVED ARTICULATING WOLF MASK. Finely carved mask with movable jaw painted in colors of red, blue and black. Two large abalone inset eyes, bone/ivory teeth. Top of snout inlaid with rectangles and circles of abalone shells. Ears having tassels of black hair. Early 20th Century Northwest coast, possibly Kwakiutl. Along with a museum iron stand for display. SIZE: 9″ high x 14-1/2″ long. CONDITION: Very good, missing 2 bone teeth. 7-70001 (5,000-7,000)

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2252

NORTHWEST COAST CARVED FROG BOWL. Large frog shaped oval bowl having four legs supporting an oval bowl with top rim decorated with eight oval ivory cabochon. The carved face having two oval inset abalone eyes. Nice old patina. Circa 1930s. SIZE: 14″ long x 7-1/2″ wide. CONDITION: Very good. 9-26340 (4,000-6,000)

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2253

TLINGIT FROG EFFIGY BOWL. Circa 1900-1910. Wood frog shaped bowl having an oval hollowed area surrounded by a border of white glass seed beads interspersed with four square abalone pieces. SIZE: 8-1/2″ l x 4″ w. PROVENANCE: Private Collection, New York City. CONDITION: Split in the front left foot has been glued, some losses to feet and small cracks, otherwise good. 9-25805 (1,500-2,000)

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2254

FOUR STERLING NATIVE AMERICAN BRACELETS. 1) Zuni bracelet is covered with applied silver leaf design with a center rotating section which has a large oval black onyx cabochon on one side and a matching applied silver leaf design on the other. Artist signed “J Delgartto Sterling” with an impressed feather. 2) Contemporary Navajo bracelet with numerous turquoise, jade, carnelian, garnet and peridot cabochons set randomly across the top of the sterling silver bracelet. Artist signed “E. Pina Sterling”. 3) Heavy Navajo sterling bracelet is set with a large turquoise freeform cabochon along with a coral branch. Bracelet is further decorated with applied sterling fan shapes and beads against an oxidized background. Artist signed “Phil T.”. 4) Navajo sterling silver bracelet features three slender sterling bands supporting a stylized leaf design with large turquoise freeform cabochon. Unsigned. CONDITION: All are very good to excellent. 9-26769 (800-1,200)

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2255

FINE LEATHER BRASS STUDDED & SILVER BELT. Second Phase Navajo belt having five 2-1/2″ dia. silver medallions with star motif interspersed with five 1-1/4″ to 1-3/4″ size medallions with similar motifs. Attractive brass tack decoration surrounds the medallions. Double steel loop buckle. SIZE: Leather is 42-1/2″ long. CONDITION: Very good. 9-27148 (600-800)

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2256

INDIAN BELT, HAT BAND, AND PAIR OF CUFFLINKS. 1) 52″ black leather belt having a 4-piece silver feather decorated belt buckle set marked “A.L.”. 2) 29″ Concho style hat band having 15 decorated silver medallions with turquoise center. 3) Pair of silver and turquoise cufflinks. PROVENANCE: Private Collection, New York City. CONDITION: Very good. 9-25808 (800-1,200)

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2257

MISSOURI RIVER IRON PIPE TOMAHAWK. The iron blade and bowl at the end of a carved wood handle having brass tack decoration and scalloped half shaft. SIZE: 21-1/4″ long; blade & pipe are 8-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-27098 (800-1,200)

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2258

RARE 18TH/19TH CENTURY EAST COAST NATIVE AMERICAN SKULL CRACKER WITH TURTLE DECORATION. This fine skull cracker with original patina having a shaped handle with knob end. The handle having the outline of a turtle on both sides, the end with an elongated flattened ball. SIZE: 20″ long. CONDITION: Very good. 9-27149 (6,000-8,000)

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2259

DAKOTA SIOUX BEADED KNIFE SHEATH WITH KNIFE. Sheath having fine beadwork mimicking the shape of the sheath in bead decoration. One side having the colorful beadwork in colors of gold, blue, red, green, and white. Old, well worn knife accompanies sheath. SIZE: Sheath: 10″ long. CONDITION: Very good. 9-27150 (500-600)

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2260

19TH CENTURY STANDING ROCK SIOUX RIFLE CASE. The hide rifle case having two ends with fanciful beadwork including stag, flags & star. Beadwork in colors of gold, blue, white, red, & purple. Nice long fringe at both ends. SIZE: 40″ without fringe. CONDITION: Very good. 9-27102 (3,000-4,000)

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2261

BLACKFOOT SEED BEADED HIDE POUCH. Hide pouch with one side having beaded panel with beads including light blue, rose, green, and blue. Sinew and thread sewn with red stroud cloth. Circa 1860-1870. SIZE: 7/1/2″ (including strap) x 3-1/2″ PROVENANCE: Purchased from Alexander Gallery; Private Collection, New York City. CONDITION: Good with nice patina, hide is well tanned & supple. 9-25809 (3,000-5,000)

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2262

BEADED DECORATED SADDLE. 20th Century. Crow style saddle having multicolored bead work and red trade cloth attached to a hide covered saddle frame. SIZE: 13″ high – 25″ long. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-25759 (3,000-4,000)

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2263

HIDE COVERED CHILD’S NATIVE AMERICAN SADDLE FRAME. Antique saddle brace having a wooden frame with hide covering and sinew stitching. Front pommel having a bird’s head effigy having brass tack eyes. Remnants of two hanging brass bells off sinewed string. SIZE: 15-1/2″ high – 20-1/2″ long – 8″ wide. CONDITION: Some losses to hide, generally intact, nice old patina. 9-25423 (300-500)

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2264

PLAINS INDIAN BEADED DRESS. Second half of 20th century, this fine dress, having a full beaded shoulder and collar of blue beads having four geometric shapes in black, red, burgundy, and yellow beads. Bone and brass bead decoration with hanging tassels and fringe. Light cream color suede dress with long bottom fringe. Accompanied by matching sash type belt. SIZE: With fringe – 55″ long – 65″ across shoulder with fringe. CONDITION: Very good with no losses apparent. 9-25784 (1,000-1,500)

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2265

PLAINS INDIAN DRESS. Tanned hide dress adorned with Elk’s teeth. Fringed edge having a red bead border and tortoise colored beads supporting long tied tassels. Bottom with long fringe. Circa 1900. SIZE: 50″ long – 48″ across shoulders, including fringe. CONDITION: Fringe mostly intact, there are breaks and losses to skirt section. As found. 9-25783 (2,500-4,500)

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2266

PLAINS INDIAN BEADED HIDE DOLL. First quarter of 20th Century. Doll having black hair and beaded facial features, double bead necklace and beaded paneled shirt in colors of white, gold, blue, green and red. Colorful sash belt and moccasins. Thread sewn. SIZE: 17″ high x 10″ wide. CONDITION: Beadwork very good, some discoloration to hide. 9-25440 (400-600)

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2267

PLAINS INDIAN BEADED HIDE DOLL. Doll wearing traditional fringed hide costume trimmed with colorful beads. Head having long braided hair and beaded facial features. Colorful bead adorned tassels and beaded hide moccasins. Second quarter of 20th Century. SIZE: 19″ high x 9″ wide. CONDITION: Very good. 9-25458 (800-1,200)

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2268

LARGE DOUBLE-SPOUTED ACOMA POTTERY WEDDING VASE. First quarter of 20th Century. Large vase having central handle connecting spouts. Central body decorated with geometric motif with black and orange/red designs. The phrase “wedding vase” does not refer to the traditional non-Native American wedding but to an ancient ceremony performed by Navajo/Pueblo peoples. SIZE: 13″ high – 10″ diameter. PROVENANCE: Private Collection, New York City. CONDITION: Some surface dirt, light scuffs, otherwise very good. 9-25807 (1,500-2,500)

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2269

KPELLE BRASS ANKLE SHACKLE. 18th century, Northern Sudan (now known as Liberia). This authentic casting of an ankle shackle, the purpose of which is purported to have been used as a shackle placed on the ankle of a paramount chief’s first or favored wife. This was an accepted practice in the early 18th century in the Kpelle tribe. This unusual and rare example was acquired by a missionary active in the area from 1955-1963 from a tribal clan chief as part of the Sudan Interior Mission. These anklets or shackles were made by individuals within the Kpelle tribe from a brass “bucket” or “kettle” that were given to tribesmen as payment for the turning over of captured individuals from other tribes. In essence, selling the prisoner to Westerners for transport on slave ships in the Atlantic slave trade. The leg piece was originally modeled out of bee’s wax, covered with mud, baked and hardened. The brass pieces were then melted and the liquid poured into the hardened clay mold. SIZE: 8″ exterior dia. PROVENANCE: As noted in description. Accompanied by a signed statement from the current owner. CONDITION: With old surfaces and patina. Crack at midpoint resulting from the opening of the shackle. 9-25467 (7,500-10,000)

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2270

INTERESTING 19TH CENTURY BLACK NEEDLEWORK PICTURE ON SILK. The rectangular picture performed in black needlework stitch shows a ruined abbey/castle with a man in a one-horse cart next to a pond with large tree. Unsigned. Housed in a period gold painted frame. SIZE: Sight: 12-1/4” x 17-1/4”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Avis Howells, Belfast, Maine. CONDITION: Several breaks in silk backing, loss to needlework, toned. 9-25139 (800-1,200)

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2271

AFRICAN AMERICAN DOLL’S QUILT. First quarter 20th century, American. Wrought with three rows of three stylized little girls. Each figure with eyes and mouth in a different calico patterned dress. Each figure set within a square. All within a red border. Housed in a modern hard wood frame. SIZE: Sight: 30-1/2″ h x 23″ w. CONDITION: Generally good with some discoloration to squares. 9-25599 (400-600)

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2272

RARE AND FINE RED FIGURE PELIKE. 300-400 BC, Greece or Southern Italy. Of typical form with wide molded mouth; handles extending from beneath the lip to the shoulder of the swelled body continuing to the circular ribbed foot. Decorated on one side with a Classical robed maiden in motion, a wreath in her right hand. Opposing side depicting a seated nude male winged figure with round “shield?” with serpent raised in right hand. Each bordered with foliate decorations above a scrolling border. SIZE: 9-1/2″ h. PROVENANCE: Discovered off the port of San Georgio, Southern Italy and given to the consignor as a wedding gift by a town official in 1960. CONDITION: Structurally very good with encrustation overall due to long term immersion. 9-25234 (1,000-2,000)

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2273

CLASSICAL STYLE BRONZE EWER. Late 18th, early 19th century, Italy. The handle cast as a lioness, the body decorated with fruiting olive branches. SIZE: 7-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good with dark undisturbed patina. 9-25762 (200-300)

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2274

FABULOUS BRONZE RELIEF COVERED WINE VESSEL. Cylindrical form with a relief scene of men and women celebrating the harvest, some in amorous embrace. Semi-clad women and men carry scythe, sickle, wheat and grapes. The cover, having a flower form finial. 19th century of earlier. SIZE: 7-3/4″ h x 4-1/4″ diameter at base. PROVENANCE: From the Samuel H. Kress Collection. CONDITION: Very good, nice patina. 9-26583 (1,000-1,500)

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2275

PERSIAN TURQUOISE POTTERY VASE. 19th century or earlier. Of bulbous form with variegated blue drip glaze. SIZE: 7-3/4″ h x 4-1/2″ dia. PROVENANCE: From the Samuel H. Kress Collection. CONDITION: With glaze bubbles and with tight hairlines and base rim chips. Roughness appropriate to age. Fair to good. 9-26584 (600-900)

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2276

BRASS ALMS DISH. 19th century or earlier. The molded and impressed brass example depicting two central figures transporting a giant fruit on a pole, with hammered inscription “AVE GRATIA PLENA ANNO DOMINI 1503”. SIZE: 2-1/4″ h x 18″ dia. CONDITION: Structurally good. Old split on rim. Recently burnished and lacquered. 9-25362 (100-200)

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2277

ORIGINAL PAINTING ON CANVAS FLOWER ILLUSTRATION. The unstretched canvas showing five flowers with titles in English & Latin, title plate VII. A label affixed from Lambert & Co. Literary Designers. The canvas has been mounted to a light board and housed in a painted wood frame with plexiglass front. SIZE: 38″ x 21-1/2″. CONDITION: The mock up illustration still shows some of the pencil sketch & line work, otherwise good. 9-25451 (1,800-2,200)

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2278

ADVERTISING SIGN FOR “PEDRO XIMENEZ SAN EMILIO”. The arched top wood framed sign having applied clusters of grapes and leaves against a painted background with title and advertisement. SIZE: 34″ h; 48″ w. CONDITION: Horizontal cracks at mid-point, otherwise good. 9-25449 (1,100-1,500)

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2279

UNUSUAL KILIM CORRIDOR RUG. The central field comprised of repetitive polychrome stripes, the broadest filled with tarantula, crab, and cross designs, diamonds with serrated edges, lattice work, and zig-zag patterns. Main border woven with polychrome zig-zag design. With Turkoman ends. SIZE: 10′ 2″ l x 4′ 5″ w. CONDITION: Generally very good. Some slight general wear at mid-point of rug. Overall good with strong color. 9-24095 (600-900)

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2280

KAZAK CORRIDOR CARPET. First quarter 19th century. With five alternating medallions interspersed with stylized latticework on a brick red ground within seven guard borders of stylized flowers and treslliswork, all polychrome decorated. SIZE: 14′ x 3′ 2″. CONDITION: With small areas of wear to foundation throughout. With losses to fringe. 9-25242 (1,000-2,000)

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2281

AMERICAN FULL BODY COPPER GODDESS OF LIBERTY WEATHERVANE. Late 19th century. Of typical form, the figure modeled with a flag on pole headed by an arrow head. The band of cap and sash, and the stars on flag all rendered as circular indentations. Her tunic is delineated with accentuated pleating. Offered with museum stand. SIZE: 25″ h x 18″ l. CONDITION: Surfaces retain original gilding beneath verdigris. Solder lines pronounced at shoulders, but not believed to be other than original soldering. Generally very good. 9-27080 (6,000-8,000)

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2282

FULL BODIED COPPER WEATHERVANE OF A SQUIRREL ATTRIBUTED TO WASHBURN. Early 20th century. E.G. Washburn and Company, New York. Depicting a seated squirrel, with zinc ears eating a nut and with upright tail. Offered with museum stand. SIZE: Squirrel: 23-1/2″ h x 19-1/2″ l. CONDITION: With verdigris and weathered surfaces and with traces of gilding. Generally good. 9-25617 (10,000-15,000)

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2283

RARE AND IMPORTANT CUSHING & SONS FOX AND HOUND WEATHERVANE. Last quarter 19th century. L.W. Cushing & Sons, Waltham, MA. This full bodied copper example with verdigris surface and traces of original gilding depicting a hound in pursuit of a fox. Now offered on a museum stand. Note: For nearly identical example see “The Art of the Weathervane” by Steve Miller, page 57. SIZE: 15″ h x 35-1/4″ l. CONDITION: Extremely good condition with fine surfaces and with very good verdigris. 9-25624 (10,000-20,000)

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2284

NAVAJO THIRD PHASE CHIEF’S BLANKET/RUG. Circa 1900. Colors of red, black, ivory, and gray. Outside having orange selvage thread all around, rug having geometric patterns with stepped diamond design and dark and light lazy lines. SIZE: 67″ x 50″. PROVENANCE: Private Collection, New York City. CONDITION: Fading to one side, some pulled areas at edge, generally very good. 9-25806 (1,500-2,500)

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2285

INTERESTING BEADED AND QUILL WORK POUCH. The shaped pouch having deerskin front with beaded flap and four rows of colored flattened porcupine quills with fringe. SIZE: 9-1/2″ (without fringe); 19″ (with fringe). CONDITION: Very good. 9-27145 (500-600)

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2286

19TH CENTURY SIOUX CYLINDRICAL PARFLESCH WAR BONNET CASE. The case decorated with colorful zigzags and triangles having fringe lacing. SIZE: 17″ l x 3-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Generally good with some minor losses to fringe and small open creases. 9-27113 (800-1,000)

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2287

PAIR OF PLAINS INDIAN BEADED MOCCASINS. The hide sole moccasins having a beaded area on top surface in colors of red, blue, green, gold, & black. SIZE: 11″ long. CONDITION: Shows some use with some minor breaks, one heel needs mending, otherwise good. 9-27101 (500-600)

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2288

PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY SIOUX BEADED MOCCASINS. The moccasins having a strip band on top of blue & red geometric design. Fringe edge with hide sole. SIZE: 9-/2″ long. CONDITION: One sole with dime-size hole, otherwise very good. 9-27146 (600-700)

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2289

DAKOTA SIOUX DECORATED PIPE. The two-part pipe having a stem with braided porcupine quill wrap. The wrap in colorful bands or red, blue, and black. The 8-1/2″ catlinite pipe section in a tapering form. SIZE: 35″ overall. CONDITION: Generally very good, pipe bowl has side chip. 9-27100 (1,000-1,500)

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2290

PLAINS INDIAN 19TH CENTURY SPIKE HAMMER. The shaped handle undecorated with a flat, round head decorated in red & blue paint outlined in tacks. A tapered square long spike attached. SIZE: 22-3/4″ long. CONDITION: Very good. 9-27099 (1,000-1,500)

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2291

PLAINS INDIAN WOOD SKULL CRACKER. The shaped handle with a large ball end. Some red paint remaining and line decorative edging. SIZE: 26-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Very good. 9-27112 (800-1,000)

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2292

EARLY STEEL WOOD HANDLED BOWIE KNIFE. The tapered blade having a steel guard, the wood handle with brass fittings. No markings. SIZE: 13″ long. CONDITION: Shows use, generally good. 9-27152 (600-800)

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2293

19TH CENTURY TRADE DIRK BY A.G. FOCKS. Large steel blade with brass guard, hardwood handle having brass inlays. Marked “A G Focks (?) Maker”. SIZE: 14-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Blade shows use with some nicks, generally good. 9-27151 (600-800)

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2294

THREE FRAMED PHOTOS OF BUFFALO BILL’S WILD WEST SHOW. The period photos showing Native Americans in full dress in an inside stadium with seats behind. Circa 1910. Housed in modern wood frame with double matte and three mounted photos. SIZE: Actual photo size: 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″; Sight: 8″ x 17″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-27103 (800-1,200)

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2295

THREE-PIECE BUFFALO BILL LOT. 1) 6-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ cabinet card by Stacy, Brooklyn, N.Y. showing a standing Buffalo Bill with rifle next to his saddle and in full outfit. 2) 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ framed photograph showing a half view of Buffalo Bill in outfit with hat. Photograph is on cardstock, blue vine outline & printed signature. Housed in a brass ornate easel frame. 3) 10″ x 7″ Buffalo Bill Magazine & Official Review “Buffalo Bill Bids You Good Bye”. The program having photographs of Buffalo Bill, stories, advertisements, etc. Also with a colored cover. CONDITION: Two photographs are very good, the program with wear and tears to cover. 9-27155 (800-1,000)

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2295A

PHOTO PRINT OF A YOUNG COWGIRL. This uncommon photo print depicts an attractive young cowgirl in western attire with fringed skirt and wide brim hat wearing a holster and revolver at her waist. She stands on a grassy plain with her magnificent US Cavalry horse. The print is nicely matted in an old matt and framed in a simple antique wood frame. Circa early 20th C. The backboard of the picture is marked in pen “MISS SCHRANTZ”. SIZE: 12-3/4” w x 11-3/4” h. CONDITION: Frame shows wear, photo appears to be generally good. 4-45088 (600-900)

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2296

DUCHOISELLE (FRENCH 19TH CENTURY) NATIVE AMERICAN HUNTER. This fine casting, a depiction of a Native American warrior with feather headdress and bow, lying amongst reeds awaiting game. Signed on the proper right plinth “Duchoiselle”. SIZE: 6-3/4″ h x 17-3/4″ l x 5-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Very good original surfaces with nice patina. 9-27153 (1,500-2,000)

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2297

SALISH IMBRICATED INDIAN BASKET. Formed from cedar tree root and cherry tree bark, having an oval rectangular form 13 coiled high having black and brown decoration. SIZE: 5″ h x 10″ w x 5″ d. PROVENANCE: Private Collection, New York City. CONDITION: Some loss to decoration, generally good. 9-25810 (600-800)

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2298

FINE NATIVE AMERICAN WOVEN BASKET. Last quarter 19th century, New England. With rare freehand decoration overall in browns and black diamond patterns with pointilated borders marked “P.D.” on bottom. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 15″ l x 11-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Very good overall. 9-25638 (600-800)

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2299

SMALL BEAD DECORATED NATIVE AMERICAN POUCH. The pouch decorated in light blue, white, red, and dark blue beads on one side. The small tongue shaped flap with blue & white bead border. SIZE: 4″ dia. CONDITION: bead loss to one small section, otherwise good. 9-24807 (150-300)

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2300

RARE MOOSE HAIR EMBROIDERED WATCH HOLDER & TWO BEADED PIECES. 1) 5-1/4″ x 4″ birch bark watch holder having a colorful embroidered moose hair flower and vine. The edges with white & black stitched moose hair. The small pocket having a pouch area for watch & central window. Remnants of its original red silk liner. 2) 7″ Woodlands white beaded watch hutch/frame. 3) Small 4″ beaded pouch with red cloth edge having an old tag “Made by Old Town Indians”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Avis Howell, Belfast, Maine. CONDITION: Moose hair piece has break in back which is seen partially on the front side. Otherwise good. The two beaded pieces have edge loss, generally good. 9-25147 (600-900)

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2301

NATIVE AMERICAN CLOUD-SHAPED PECTORAL. Second half 19th century. The nickel-silver ornament engraved with quatrefoil designs and with three crescent shaped pendants. SIZE: 6-1/4″ h x 7-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Generally very good with appropriate and expected wear. Nice surfaces and patina. 9-25428 (800-1,200)

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2302

HUDSON BAY COMPANY BRASS GORGET. Second half 19th century. The heavy brass molded gorget of crescent form fitted for hanging and stamped “HBCo” at each apex. Believed to be a trade item of the Hudson Bay Company. SIZE: 4-1/2″ h x 5-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Very good with appropriate wear throughout. 9-25429 (700-900)

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2303

NORTHWEST COAST CARVED MASK. 19th/20th Century. This Native American large carved polychrome painted mask depicting a smiling face above which is carved a round frowning face beneath three disks in blue. Carved from the solid. SIZE: 19-1/2″ h x 12-1/2″ w. CONDITION: With original painted surfaces. Normal and expected shrinkage cracks. Very good overall. 7-70053 (400-600)

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2304

NORTHWEST COAST STYLE CARVED AND PAINTED TOTEM POLE. 20th century. Nicely carved contemporary example polychrome painted overall surmounted by stylistic eagle with outstretched wings above stylized wolf devouring a fish, all above Native American with shield. The whole mounted on custom museum iron stand. SIZE: 94″ h. CONDITION: Very good with strong vibrant colors. Some weathering to wings and with small shrinkage cracks. 9-25204 (2,000-3,000)

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2305

PAIR OF NATIVE AMERICAN DOLLS. 20th Century. American. Attributed to “DOMIANO”. Two beautifully dressed figures on stands. The first in full doeskin costume with cape, jacket, breastplate, pants, moccasins, etc wearing a full-feathered headdress. The figure embellished with extensive beadwork including a bone choker. The second figure attired in a blue robe with red trim and with matching pants carrying a crook staff and wearing a monumental bone necklace with brass beading. The clothing overall with elaborate bead and shell work. SIZE: First: 46″ h. Second 37″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-25757 (1,000-1,500)

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2306

ALASKAN INUIT STONE CARVING OF A HAWK ON ITS PREY. Depicting a hawk with open beak over its dead prey within its talons, carved on a natural stone plinth. The underside marked illegibly, but with paper Canadian Eskimo art label, serial number and “Jack”. SIZE: 10-1/4” h x 6” w x 9-1/4” d. CONDITION: With good original surfaces, some minor roughness to wing tips. 9-24595 (600-900)

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2307

15 INUIT FIGURAL BUTTONS. This interesting assortment includes six 2″ long ivory/bone seal shaped buttons with dot decoration; Six 1″ buttons in mass form; One 2-1/4 x 1-1/2″ eagle form ivory/bone button; One 1-1/2 x 1-1/4″ ivory/bone turtle; a 2-1/2″ long wolf. Housed in a small display case. SIZE: As described above. CONDITION: Very good with nice patina. 9-25771 (250-350)

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2308

CARVED STONE SOUTH AMERICAN-STYLE DEITY. Of unknown age but most likely ancient showing a figure with hands at side of face with a feathered head dress. The stone pitted and of a gray/brown color. Approximately 100lbs. SIZE: 22″ high x 12″ wide x 9″ deep CONDITION: Stone is intact. Very good. 9-25776 (1,000-3,000)

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2309

4 STONE NATIVE AMERICAN IMPLEMENTS. 1)6″ x 3-1/2″ shallow mortar marked “Lee’s River, Swansea, MA”, 2) 8″ high by 5-1/2″ wide pestle, 3) A 4″ high 7″ x 6″ mortar & pestle, 4) A 9″ x 4″ flat rock mortar with several small stones with red ochre. SIZE: As noted above. CONDITION: Good. 9-25777 (800-1,200)

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2310

FOUR NATIVE AMERICAN STONE IMPLEMENTS/TOOLS. 1) 10″ x 5″ axe/maul head marked “St. John River, St. Francis, ME”, 2) 7-1/2″ x 7″ shaped stone w/ four holes, flat surfaces marked “Attleboro, MA 1904″, 3) 9″ x 3″ large scraper. The large stone has a flecked edge on all sides. 4) Circular stone w/ concave carving and central hole. Probably a net weight. 4″ diam. x 2” wide. SIZE: As noted above. CONDITION: Generally very good. Weight has one large chip. 9-25777-2 (800-1,200)

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2311

COLLECTION OF ARROWHEADS AND TRADE BEADS. Lot includes 4 necklaces of turquoise and trade beads; a 10″ arrowhead; and 19 small arrowheads. SIZE: Varied from 1/2″ to 1″. Necklaces from 7″ to 40″. CONDITION: Good, unknown age of arrowheads. 9-25772 (400-600)

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2312

CARVED STONE WITH FACE CARVING. The flat-sided rock having a carved 2″ face inset in surface. Marked “Attleboro, MA 1908”. Also an old label “Attleboro, Town Farm, County Street, 1908”. SIZE: 9″ long x 3″ wide x 2-1/2″ deep CONDITION: Very good. 9-25777-1 (400-600)

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2313

ANTIQUE CASED DIORAMA OF THE SHIP “IANE”. 19th century. The half hulled model with full white painted wood sails, three masts, sailing right to left in a blue painted carved wood ocean. The back and sides painted with blue sky. The name in gold on the hull. The wood case having original finish with a front bottom hinged door for cleaning. SIZE: 17″ h x 28″ l x 4-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Very good, could use a cleaning. Nice patina. 9-25989 (1,500-2,500)

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2314

CHARLES TABER & CO. (PUBLISHER) (19th Century) “SPERM WHALING #2 – THE CONFLICT”. Rare colored lithograph depicting a Sperm Whale knocking over a boat with 6 sailors. Printed in margin “Prang & Mayers Lith. Boston” “Published by Charles Taber & Co. New Bedford”. Dated “1858” and titled in margin. Housed in a modern gilt frame with glass. SIZE: Overall size of print: 21″ x 31″. CONDITION: Print has been affixed to light board, margin has adhesive layer which does not show while matted. Overall toning. No rips or tears. 9-26997 (2,000-4,000)

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2315

NAVAL SHIP’S PIKE. Late 18th, early 19th century, American. The 12-3/4″ iron blade attached to the iron shoe with a tang and secured by an iron collar. The hand cut oak shaft with conical iron shoe. Note: a nearly identical example illustrated Swords and Blades of the Revolution by George Neumann, page 142. SIZE: Overall: 82″ l. CONDITION: Very fine with untouched surfaces and dark patina. 9-25848 (500-1,000)

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2316

NAVAL SHIP’S BOARDING AXE. 19th century. With iron blade, ferrel and pick joined to a hickory handle. The end with iron band. SIZE: 16″ l overall. CONDITION: Overall very good with nice color and patina. 9-25847 (300-500)

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2317

UNIQUE SS COPTIC CARPENTER’S HARD WOOD SEA CHEST. Last quarter 19th century. Rectangular dovetailed sea chest with hinged lid, the interior fully fitted with till and mountings for tools. Most notable is the presence of a fine oil painting portrait of the steamship COPTIC; a four-masted ship built in England and registered to the White Star Line. Built in 1881 she was used primarily in the Pacific in the occidental and Oriental services transporting passengers and freight. Painting is unsigned. Purportedly the chest was property of one of the steamship’s carpenters. SIZE: Lid: 17-1/2″ x 42″. Chest: 18-1/2″ h x 42″ l x 17-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Chest in “as found” condition. Painting on lid interior in overall good condition and we believe to be fully restorable. 9-25400 (2,000-3,000)

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2318

DOUBLE SAILOR’S VALENTINE. 19th century, American. This fine example of typical form. The hinged sides opening to a shell mosaic. The right side with central oval of seed shells centering the words “HOME AGAIN”. SIZE: 9″ dia. CONDITION: Generally very good. 9-25856 (2,000-3,000)

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2319

BRONZE SIGNAL CANNON, STRONG FIREARMS CO. Circa 1900. Bronze breech-loading cannon fitted on original mahogany carriage with teak wheels. Impressed with maker’s name “STRONG F.A. CO/PAT.APPLD FOR/NEW HAVEN,CONN”. SIZE: Length of cannon 10-1/2″; Carriage 5″ h x 8-1/4 l x 6-1/2 w. CONDITION: Appears operational. Cannon retains older surfaces, carriage with mellow patina. Very good overall. 9-26024 (2,500-3,500)

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2320

SETH THOMAS BRASS SHIP’S CLOCK. 20th century. The 9-3/4″ painted tin dial with Roman numeral chapter ring, subsidiary seconds and time and strike apertures. SIZE: 3-3/4″ d x 11-5/8″ dia overall. CONDITION: Appears very good. 9-25835 (200-400)

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2321

LARGE SHIP DIORAMA. Last quarter 19th Century. American. Model of a clipper ship under full sail in choppy seas, three coastal sail boats and a tug boat in the foreground mounted within a period walnut frame. SIZE: 23″ h x 46″ l x 9″ d. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Good overall. 9-26883 (800-1,200)

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2322

LARGE SHIP DIORAMA. Late 19th early 20th Century. Three-masted ship approaching lighthouse on bluff, pilot boat #5 in foreground as is side wheel steamer housed in an oak framed case. SIZE: 21-1/2″ h x 40″ l x 5″ d. PROVENANCE: From the “Harp House” of Camden, Maine. CONDITION: Very good. 26883-4 (800-1,200)

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2323

SAILOR’S KNOT BOARD. Early 20th century, American. The square board mounted with examples of various sailor’s knots fashioned from manila rope, all within a manila trimmed gallery. Knots labeled. SIZE: 23″ h x 25-1/2″ w. CONDITION: With old original surfaces and with appropriate patina. Very good overall. 9-25839 (500-1,000)

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2324

CARVED AND GILT DECORATED DISPLAYED EAGLE. Last quarter 19th century. The plaque, designed with a left facing eagle clutching crossed swords, boldly relief carved with well delineated plumage. SIZE: 13-1/2″ h x 41″ l. CONDITION: Original painted and gilded surfaces with very good patina, and without breaks or wood losses. 9-25655 (2,000-4,000)

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2325

CHARLES ALBERT FISKE (American, 1836-1915) ICE BOATING IN THE MEDFORD YACHT RACE. This unusual large oil on canvas painting depicts the 1914/15 Medford Boat Club Yacht Championship race. It shows in the foreground an iceboat “Venture” with full sails tilting on one runner with two men steering. Two other boats are approaching a turn, all on ice covered water with land beyond. Signed lower left “C.A. Fiske 1919”. The artist is depicted on the leading iceboat. Housed in its original period gesso decorated gilt wide frame. Accompanying the painting is a pewter hand hammered Revere style pitcher yacht trophy inscribed “Ice Yacht Championship 1914-15 Class A Second Prize “Venture””. Having a copper medallion at center “Medford Boat Club Organized 1898″. An unusual subject matter as we have been unable to find another painting of iceboat racing. SIZE: 30″ x 38″. Pitcher: 7”. CONDITION: Two small punctures, otherwise very good. 9-25566 (3,000-5,000)

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2326

UNSIGNED (19th Century) SHIP PORTRAIT OF THE “LORD CARDIGAN”. Unsigned unframed oil on canvas scene shows the black hulled transitional steamer with three masts and central white stack adorned with a cross of David in red. A British flag flies off stern and the central mast having a shipping line flag A.K.M. & Co. Three men on deck and the ships name emblazoned on the bow. On far right is a town with protected harbor and cliffs with flag pole and flag. SIZE: 22-3/4″ x 35-1/2″. CONDITION: Relined, restored with inpainting and craquelure. Fair to good. 9-25988 (3,000-5,000)

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2327

EDWARD JOHN RUSSELL (Canadian 1882-1906) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP “CITY MOBILE”. A fine watercolor ship portrait shows the three mast black and white hulled ship, sailing right to left, flying American flag. Three men are seen on deck and the ship sails through light green and white water. Signed lower right and inscribed “Boston 1905″. Housed in it’s original gilt oak frame with white matte. SIZE: Sight: 20-1/2″ x 30”. CONDITION: Light vertical toning lines, otherwise good. 9-27060 (1,500-2,500)

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2328

UNSIGNED (American 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF THE COASTAL STEAMER/YACHT “CREEDMOOR”. The black hulled boat anchored in a light ocean bay area, flying U.S. flag and having the name on bow flag and deck. Windowed wheelhouse with nicely appointed window cabin. Housed in a modern gilt gesso decorated frame. The original stretcher having an address label from “East Orleans, Massachusetts”. Also a label from “Orleans, Mass”. SIZE: 15″ x 29-1/4″. CONDITION: Some inpainting, very good. 9-25860 (2,000-3,000)

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2329

E. CAMILLATI (Turkish 1st Half 19th Century) “LEANDER OF SALEM – JAMES SILVER COMMANDER”. Fine watercolor ship portrait shows a black and white hulled two mast brig, sailing right to left in full sail into Smyrna Harbor, flying an American flag. Below the well executed water is a black border with white inscription “Leander of Salem – James Silver Commander – Made in Smyrna by order of Jph. Corrier, Sailor” and signed “Ed. (Edmund ?) Camillati Fecit”. Housed in a gold wood frame with double matte. SIZE: 16-1/2″ x 21-1/2″. CONDITION: Some toning, generally very good. 9-26608 (1,500-2,500)

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2330

SILVER CASED PRESENTATION WATCH OF THEOPHILUS JONES. Circa 1867. England. The key wind Fusee movement silver cased pocket watch with enamel dial and Roman numeral chapter ring with sweep seconds subsidiary dial, a presentation gift to Theophilus Jones for his heroic behavior in saving the life of an injured crewman aboard the ship “Marmion” wrecked at Gyllyngvase Beach off of Falmouth Harbor the morning of March 17th, 1867. At this time, he swam to the wrecked ship and managed to climb aboard where he came to the assistance of the injured sailor. It is reported that he gave him his life jacket, assisted him over the side into the water, where the injured individual was taken ashore by others. Mr. Jones then succeeded in returning to the shore himself. This lot is accompanied by documents from the curators of the Maritime Information Association and Royal Institute of Cornwall compiled in 2004 containing the narrative of the wreck of the Marmion and the existence of two engraved pocket watches that had been awarded in a civil ceremony to two individuals who rendered assistance at the wreck. The inscription on the inside cover reads as follows: “Presented to Theophilus Jones in recognition of heroic services rendered in saving life at the wreck of the “MARMION” in Gyllyngvase Bay March 17, 1867″. SIZE: Watch: 1-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Overall good. Inscription on inside cover sharp and clear. Enamel dial with multiple cracks. 9-25845 (800-1,200)

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2331

UNIQUE OAK AND CAST COPPER PLAQUE, HMS FOUDROYANT. Early 20th century, England. Produced by “FLETCHER’S ANTIQUE FURNITURE AND THE ‘FOUDROYANT’ COMPANY, LIMITED”. This artistic plaque rendered from the salvaged remnants of the Foudroyant which wrecked off the coast of Blackpool June 16, 1897. The above listed company purchased the salvage rights to the vessel including all of the copper and timbers. Wonderful example is mounted on the back of the plaque with a signed document from the Managing Director, R. Fletcher, certifying the authenticity of the plaque. The cast copper cresting depicting an image of the wreck of the ship within floral sprays, ribbons all beneath the royal crest of the United Kingdom. Mounted on an oak board within nautical motif within spandrels. SIZE: 13-3/4″ h x 11-3/4″ w. PROVENANCE: Lot accompanied by an early transcription made by the owner of the label on the reverse of the object. CONDITION: Very fine original condition. With small shrinkage crack upper left corner facing. Very good overall. 9-25222 (800-1,200)

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2332

JOHN HALEY BELLAMY (1836-1914) SMALL CARVED EAGLE PLAQUE. Late 19th century, Maine. Of typical form, the small carved example in white paint depicting the eagle clutching a small banner. SIZE: 5-3/4″ h x 26″ l. CONDITION: With dry painted surfaces, weathered and with appropriate losses to paint in lower third of carving. No repairs or restorations noted. 9-25968 (1,000-1,500)

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2333

FINE BRASS AND EBONY SEXTANT. 1853-1857. John Bliss & Son, New York. Interior of mahogany case with original label for John Bliss & Son, Importers and Dealers in Nautical Instruments. The sextant with one viewing lens, arc with ivory scale, with total of seven shade glasses. SIZE: 9-3/4″ h x 8-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Sextant appears in good condition overall. Case with shrinkage crack on lid, otherwise good. 9-25773 (800-1,200)

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2334