Winter Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction
Totals Over $3.2 Million!

Auction: February 9th & 10th, 2017: 10am

Preview: February 8th, 2017: 9am-5pm and February 9th & 10th 2017: 8am-10am

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2000

BLACK DUCK BY GUS WILSON, SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE.

In back-preening pose. SIZE: 7-1/2″ h x 16″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Uneven crack around hole of head, crack where neck meets body. 51398-45 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2000

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2001

BLACK DUCK BY GUS WILSON, SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE.

In preening pose. SIZE: 7″ h x 15″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: The paint is original but shows some flaking around the inletted neck, as well as paint loss & wood chipping under tail & breast. 51398-46 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2001

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2002

WONDERFUL BLACK DUCK BY AUGUSTUS AARON “GUS” WILSON, SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE.

Circa 1930’s. This particular bird exhibits an unusual cantered head which makes the bird appear to be looking up. 4 drilled holes in base. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Neck has open cracks, one nail head can be seen at side of neck. 51398-30 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2002

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2003

LIFE-SIZED DECORATIVE SANDERLING BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Mounted on a carved and painted clam shell base which is stamped with Crowell’s rectangular stamp, and exhibiting Crowell’s hand-written signature “A.E. Crowell Cape Cod”. SIZE: 4-3/4″ h x 5″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, legs with minor restoration by Steve Weaver. 51398-5 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2003

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2004

LIFE-SIZED DECORATIVE JACK SNIPE WITH DROPPED WINGS, BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Mounted on a carved and painted wooden base which is stamped with Crowell’s rectangular stamp and exhibiting his hand-written signature “A.E. Crowell Cape Cod”. Also written in Crowell’s script is “Jack Snipe”. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 9″ l. PROVENANCE: Dupont Family, Oyster Harbors; From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, crack to eye, Wear to the gesso at one leg joint, rub to tail. 51398-6 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2004

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2005

VERY RARE DECORATIVE AND EARLY YELLOWLEG WITH DROPPED AND CARVED WINGS BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Last quarter of the 19th century. Mounted on a square wooden base with the following written on the bottom in Crowell’s handwriting, “A.E. Crowell, Maker E Harwich, Cape Cod”. SIZE: 13″ h x 12″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Minor professional restoration to legs. Extreme light cleaning to the base, repair to legs, gesso to legs at the under-body joint. One primary wing repaired. 51398-7 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2005

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2006

EXCEPTIONAL DECORATIVE KILLDEER PLOVER BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Mounted on a wood base which has the rectangular stamp along with Crowell’s hand-written signature “A.E. Crowell Cape Cod, 1940”. SIZE: 7-1/4″ h x 9″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good with one toe possibly missing very tip. 51398-15 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2006

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2007

LIFE-SIZED DECORATIVE KINGFISHER, BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Mounted on a wooden base which is stamped with Crowell’s rectangular stamp. Carved with the bill open holding a carved and painted fish. SIZE: 8-1/4″ h x 10″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, fish is a replacement carved by Steve Weaver, Cape Cod, MA; Beak has break at center of fish, back of foot with missing tip. 51398-13 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2007

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2008

LIFE-SIZE DECORATIVE CARVED BLUE JAY BY A. ELMER CROWELL.

Glass eyes, carved tail feathers. Mounted on an oval base with Crowell’s oval brand. SIZE: 7-1/2″ h x 9″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-18 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2008

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2009

BEAUTIFUL LIFE-SIZED ROBIN BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Exhibits dropped wings. Mounted on a wood base with an inset carved rectangular stamp. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 8-1/2″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, under blacklight appears to have a few touch up areas on back & wing. 51398-16 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2009

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2010

THREE MINIATURE SHOREBIRDS BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

The group includes a killdeer plover, a yellowleg, and a robin snipe. Unmarked but identified on base with pencil. SIZE: 2-3/4″ h; Longest is 3-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-19 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 2010

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2011

FOUR MINIATURE DUCKS BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

The group includes a wood duck drake, a mallard drake, a bufflehead drake and an American merganser drake. All are mounted on wooden bases. The merganser, bufflehead and wood duck all have the rectangular stamp on the bottom of the bases. The mallard is unsigned. SIZE: Range: 2-1/2″ h to 3-3/4″ h. 3″ l to 5″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-43 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2011

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2012

TWO MINIATURES BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

Included are a mallard drake and a chickadee. Unmarked base of mallard, chickadee has the rectangular stamp. SIZE: Mallard: 3-1/2″ h x 4-1/2″ l. Chickadee: 3-1/4″ h x 4″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-14 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2012

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2013

LOT OF EIGHT DECORATIVE BIRD CARVINGS.

1) 10-1/2″ h x 10″ l Canada goose mounted on a burl root, unsigned. 2) 5″ x 5-1/2″ Chickadee by Reg. Edwards. Mounted on a piece of driftwood. 3) 7-1/2″ h x 11″ l Morning Dove, mounted on a wood stump, unsigned. 4) 7-1/4″ h small owl mounted to a stump, unsigned. 5) 8″ x 12″ Shorebird on burnt driftwood signed “Armand Carney Knot”. 6) 6″ x 9″ two Chickadees on a branch, unsigned. 7) Two 3″ h x 6″ l ducks, both signed and one dated “2004”. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: 1) One foot with chip, otherwise good. 2) Very good. 3) Very good. 4) Very good. 5) Very good. 6) One birds feet are bent. 7) Very good. 51358-24 (800-1,200) – Lot 2013

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2014

INTERESTING DECOY LOT INCLUDING PATTERNS, FINISHED & UNFINISHED DECOYS BY J BARKER OF WANAKENA, NY.

Lot includes 6 finished life-size duck decoys including a 17″ Mallard, Two 16″ female Black Ducks, Two 16″ male Black Ducks, and one 18-1/2″ Black Duck with neck extended forward. All are branded “JB” except one. Also a 14″ in-process body. Including twelve head patterns, six body patterns, one tail body pattern, along with a few drawings of decoys. NOTE: An explanation of the history of the decoys is included in hand written form indicating that the decoys were constructed during the years 1968 and 1975. The wood is clear white pine purchased from the Long Lake Lumber Co. The profile shape is cutout on a band saw and the rest is carved to shape by hand and sanded smooth. Painted by hand in flat decoy paint sold by Herter’s Inc. CONDITION: Very good. 51344-9 (600-800) – Lot 2014

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2015

LIFETIME MIDWEST COLLECTION OF 45 PAINTED & CARVED WOOD FISH DECOYS.

Four signed examples include: 5″ initialed “AJB”, 7″ articulating pickerel signed “Bud Stewart”, 7-1/2″ perch signed “Rozumnlak?”, 8″ sunfish signed “Butch Schr?”. Also included is a 7″ fish attributed to Oscar Peterson. A wide variety of fish including trout, pickerel, perch, bullhead, sucker, etc in some realistic patterns while others are colorful. We are sure that many of these can be attributed to particular mid-west makers and the collection has 3 volume set of The Fish Decoy by Kimball and a Bud Stewart book by Baron & Carver. SIZE: Range from 3-1/2″ to 17″. CONDITION: Most show in-use wear, some bending to fins, two have detached but present fins, one needs rubber section repair. 51277-1 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2015

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2016

12-STAR CONFEDERATE EXCLUSIONARY FLAG.

There are a handful of flags of this configuration thought to represent twelve Confederate states, at least two are identified to North Carolina, this one is interesting in that the canton rests on the red “war stripe”. There is little written on exclusionary flags, but there are a good many in private collections and institutions. This flag is totally machine sewn, made of wool bunting and 2-1/4″ machine sewn stars. The writing on hoist “P WHITTINGTON” and “1YD AMERICAN” of unknown meaning. Flag with a 2-1 ratio which is typical for early 1861 Civil War era flags. SIZE: Flag: 17″ x 35″. Frame: 23″ x 42″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall. Good colors. Not examined outside of archival frame. 51371-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2016

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2020

FINE AND RARE ARCHIVALLY FRAMED 13-STAR CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG, TAKEN AS WAR TROPHY BY MAINE SOLDIER, RARE SMALL COMPANY SIZE.

All cotton, all hand-sewn fine early homemade Confederate “Stars and Bars” flag measures 17-3/4″ on the hoist by 22-1/2″ on the fly, with double appliqued stars in an interesting shape of eight 1.25″stars in circle, with central star and stars in each corner of canton. The hoist edge which is folded 3/16″ shows 3 holes apparently made by tacks attaching it. Thirteen Star Confederate flags are rare and typically made early war as thirteen slave states were envisioned by most Southerners as the Confederacy. This first national pattern known as the “Stars and Bars”: were 7 stars, representing the first seceding states: South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. Each time a new state was added, an additional star was added: on April 17, 1861 Virginia’s star was added, on May 6th Arkansas, on May 7th, Tennessee, and on May 20, 1861, North Carolina became the eleventh Southern state to secede. Kentucky and Missouri are represented by these last two stars. There is a modern plaque in the frame that says the flag was taken to Maine as a War trophy, the circumstances of its capture and history are lost however and we cannot be certain where this information was from. Accompanying report from Textile Preservation Associates is provided with dye analysis and particulate material sampling from fibers is written by Fonda Thomsen, Sept. 4, 1999 showing good evidence of it being used in battle as remnants are black powder were found among the particulate collected during conservation. Her report is available online. SIZE: Overall: 24-1/2″ x 29-1/2″. CONDITION: The archival board in frame was cut out behind the canton so the reverse stars can be seen as well as the front. Colors are very good, overall flag is sound and solid with no discernible reductions. 51584-1 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2020

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2021

MAGNIFICENT ARCHIVE OF CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF NAVY STEPHEN R. MALLORY, INCLUDING UNIQUE APPOINTMENT SIGNED BY JEFFERSON DAVIS FROM DIRECT FAMILY DESCENT.

Archive includes oil on canvas portrait of Mallory as a young man, in its original gilded frame; Mallory’s bound diaries were transcribed when donated to the Southern Historical Collection at the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The diary is typed from his original diaries, with two carbon copies. Each copy and original are hand bound and these three copies were retained within the family. The appointment is unique and extraordinarily rare. This is the only appointment signed by Confederate President Jefferson Davis we are aware of, to any cabinet member and the document is totally done in calligraphy with the applied embossed seal of “PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA”. Not only does Jefferson Davis sign the document; he does so in an especially large, bold 6″ autograph. The document is also signed by William M. Browne as Secretary of State, who later became a Confederate general and was only acting Secretary of State for a few days in March of 1862. Doubtful any other document exists with Browne signed as “Secretary of State”. Also in family is a small circa 1820-30 French or Mexican sword with regimental markings most likely 2nd Battalion, Cadiz Regiment. This particular sword was carried by battalion skirmishers or flankers as per French regulations of the era which the Mexicans followed. We are not sure how the Mallory family obtained this sword, but appears of the era that would have seen the Texas revolution and the Alamo. Stephen R. Mallory (1812-1873) had a long and illustrious record of political service, most famously known as the Confederate Secretary of the Navy under President Jefferson Davis March 4, 1861 – May 2, 1865. Mallory served in many posts prior to and after the Confederacy. He was elected Senator from the state of Florida in 1850. Mallory, in his time in the Senate, was the prominent Chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs. This was a time of rapid Naval reform and he insisted that ships of the United States Navy should be the best in the world. Mallory was born in Trinidad, British West Indies in 1812. His family moved to the United States and settled in Key West, Florida in 1820. He joined the army and fought in the Seminole War in Florida, 1835-1837. The sword in this lot could have some connection to the Seminole War era if indeed the sword was actually Mallory’s and not another family member’s. Mallory held several minor political posts until becoming Senator in 1850; a post he held until secession in 1861. There is much written and published on Mallory’s thoughts on the Navy in this time frame. After the Civil War Mallory was imprisoned along with Jefferson Davis and was among the few in the Confederate Government to be charged with treason against the United States. It was not until March 10, 1866 that President Andrew Johnson granted Mallory a “partial parole”; though Mallory was no longer in jail, he was required to stay with his daughter in Bridgeport, CT. It was not until June of 1866 that Mallory was paroled and allowed to return to Florida. By the terms of his parole he was not permitted to hold public office. He practiced law in Pensacola until his death in 1873 and is buried at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Pensacola. PROVENANCE: Direct family of descent Stephen R. Mallory. CONDITION: The appointment is framed and the exposed area measures about 15-3/4″ x 12″. Ink is all dark and discernible, though paper has yellowed and is cracked at folds. There is one hole approximately 1/4″ on mid-right quadrant among the flourishes of the fancy calligraphic Davis name. The applied seal is only partially discernible in embossing, but enough to know in part it reads “PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT…CONFEDERATE STATES”. The central device, in which embossing is also weak, is a scroll with only one word partially discernible “CONSTITUTIONAL”. Bound diary transcriptions are sound, complete, each with laid in early photographic copies of a few post war portions of manuscript. One of these notes written from Ft. LaFayette to his son is quite poignant as he thinks of Jefferson Davis still incarcerated by the US government (he would not be released for another two years) “Poor fellow, his hard fate is truly appreciated by me. I never was, & never could be a “hero worshiper”, though my sympathy and regard to my friends are ardent; and I think that I do not arrogate too much to myself when I say that I can speak of them all fairly and justly, “nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice”…This important defensive armor is habitually worn by Mr. Davis. Where & when he acquired it, whether among his Indian friends of the frontier, or among Christian hypocrites…” Book bindings have insect damage, but are overall good. Oil on canvas is 14″ x 12″ on original stretcher in original gesso gilt frame. Scattered in-paint throughout and uneven application of coaching varnish. Gesso design also has small areas of repair. Sword is 22″ overall, with 17″ rusted and pitted fullered blade. 51416-1 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2021

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2021A

19TH CENTURY AUTOGRAPH ALBUM OF MAGGIE MALLORY, DAUGHTER OF CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF NAVY, STEPHEN R. MALLORY.

Autograph book is bound in full gilted green Moroccan leather. Numerous signatures are mostly from Mallory’s time as Senator in Washington, DC in the 1850s, including such notables as President James Buchanan (signed twice, June 1858), President James K. Polk, President Franklin Pierce, future Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Sam Houston (signed twice), Judah P. Benjamin, John Slidell, Edward Everett, Hamilton Fish, Jonathan Bell, William Seward, Robert Toombs, Hannibal Hamlin, John C. Calhoun, Stephen A. Douglas, John Crittenden and an especially nice future President Andrew Johnson. Signed with fourish. Numerous senators, house members, cabinet members, judges and other politicians, especially from the Southern states are represented. All signatures are signed directly on pages in book with exception of a clipped signature of her father which is neatly pasted on first page. There are also two laid-in engravings with facsimile signatures of Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis Lee. Interested parties should view. SIZE: About 9-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Direct Mallory family descent. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Signatures all dark and well discerned. Binding solid, though covers bend outward. Spine is chipped, corners scuffed and front board starting. 51416-2 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2021A

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2023

RARE ANTEBELLUM POSSIBLY CONFEDERATE USED IVORY HANDLED SURGICAL TOOL KIT, RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN THE WALLS OF A TENNESSEE HOME.

Large circa 1850 4-tier ivory handled George Tiemann surgical kit which includes large tourniquet, amputation saw, Hays saw and trephine for brain surgery. Kit retains two small scalpels and two large scalpels with removable handle. Still in kit are bone brush and a very scary looking trocar with silver sheath. This kit was recently found in the walls of an antebellum home near Maryville, Tennessee and was thought to be possibly used by a Confederate surgeon. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Just over 20 tools remain and average very good condition, many retaining much of their original luster. Tools made by Tiemann in ivory are quite rare and quite early. This kit dates circa 1840-1850 and the ivory tools have no restoration and are original to when they were made over 150 years ago and are exempt from Federal guidelines concerning African ivory as these are “certifiably antique”. Casing is sound and solid, unfortunately missing the ID plaque in the mahogany veneered lid which would have identified the surgeon. Kit is missing numerous tools as can be seen in photographs, but retains several of rarer examples as noted. Partitions have soiling, small breaks and missing pieces, but still function and fit well. Several of the smaller tools are not Tiemann marked but appear original to time of use. 51116-1 (2,000-3,000) ESA – Lot 2023

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2024
Revised: 1/26/2017

Please Note: A noted expert in this field states that he dug an 1824 Serial #1 Fisher. So tag number 12 is not the only Serial #1, however is a much finer example and not excavated.

EXCEPTIONAL AND FINEST COLLECTION OF RAREST VARIETIES OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, “SLAVE HIRE” OCCUPATIONAL TAGS 1800-1864 INCLUDING SEVERAL UNIQUE EXTREME RARITIES.

Charleston, South Carolina, was the only city in the antebellum South to issue these tags or badges which had to be worn by any slave that was “hired out”. Each year a slave owner who hired out a slave had to pay a tax and the slave had to wear a brass “Slave Tag” proving the tax had been paid. The greater the skill and training required, the higher the tax. Charleston slave tags were authorized from 1800 up to the Civil War with the last badges made in 1865. We have offered several great groupings of slave tags in past auctions, but now offer, undoubtedly, the only complete collection of rare slave trades including the finest and only 1800 Huckster known. This badge is unique. Also included is the ultra-rare Carpenter of which no more than 4 or 5 examples are extant. Also in this grouping is the only known serial number “1” badge known and it is a pristine, non-excavated 1864 dated Mechanic. All badges in this collection are in very good to excellent condition with no repairs and all complete. All of these badges were family heirlooms or souvenirs excavated around various sites around Charleston and all with exception of 1864 serial number “1” Mechanic are of the earlier large varieties that are the most difficult to find. Slave Badges and the Slave-Hire System in Charleston, South Carolina, 1783-1865 by Harlan Greene, Harry S. and Brian E. Hutchins, 2004 is a wonderful, scholarly text that explains the quantities and makers of each badge and the census of known examples. All badges are authentic, original, and collected by a leading numismatics authority over a 30 year period. Almost all are maker marked and the other badges are noted as to maker as documented in the Greene/Hutchins text. Quoted portions of badge descriptions are from their text: 1) 1800 octagonal “HUCKSTER” No. 49. 1800 is the first year that badges were made which had to be worn at all times by new Charleston law. Few badges from this date are known and as noted this is the only known Huckster and it is maker marked “Atmar”. Ralph Atmar, Jr., a jeweler, was the first manufacturer of slave hire badges for the city of Charleston. No other city had such strict regulations and no other city required slaves to wear badges. The original ordinance published September 3, 1799 in the City Gazette stated the following: “Denomination” and price of said badges are as follows: Huckster, not under 30 years of age, $6 per badge. Mechanic, $3. Porters and Cart and Drayman, $2. Fishers and hired servants $1. These indeed were the categories and prices established by the ordinance. The terms in the press give us clues as to what the words on the badges were: “Huckster”, “Mechanic”, “Porter”…..” This unique badge was totally unknown to the trade until now. Two other Hucksters are known, both dated 1803, one of which is in the historic Charleston Confederate Museum at 188 Meeting Street. 2) 1810 octagonal “FISHER” No. 28. Another rare badge which is rarely offered. This badge is maker marked “Lafar” on verso. John Joseph Lafar was the official badge maker for the City of Charleston for about 20 years. He owned slaves and also served as City Marshal from 1818-1830, a total of 656 badges were made in 1810 of all types. The survival rate on slave badges is extremely low. For instance, even though 644 badges were made in 1808 and 1809, no examples are known. During the Civil War, copper for these badges was so scarce that it was advertised for by manufacturer to buy old copper, no doubt many old badges which had no value to their owners now were recycled. 3) 1813 octagonal “CARPENTER” No. 35. This badge is maker marked “Lafar” on verso and few Carpenter badges were made. Based on the great rarity of this particular trade, there are only 4 or 5 Carpenters known, one being 1811 and the others being 1813. The highest serial number noted is “69”. 4) 1815 diamond “FRUITERER & c” No. 74. This badge is maker marked “Lafar” on verso and few Fruiterer badges are known. Fruiterer is a very unusual occupation by today’s terms and was not a fruit picker but actually a vendor. Lafar is unique in his badges that he added “& c”. Earlier badges had Fruiterer only. “It shows the confusing arising from the term, for a Fruiterer sold more than fruit”. 5) 1818 square “PORTER” No. 604. This badge is maker marked “Lafar” on verso. Porter was the 2nd most common of slave hire badges made, but this is a fine example from an early year where the shape had been changed to square instead of diamond. 6) 1819 diamond “PORTER” No. 583. This badge is also made by Lafar, and note the change from 1818 back to a diamond shape. 7) 1823 diamond “SERVANT” No. 1328. This badge is maker marked “JJ Lafar” on obverse. This particular Lafar mark is scarce and only occurred for a few years. “It is estimated that only 1,261 badges were sold (1823) and that number of slaves were hired out, a great decrease from the year before, suggesting that the Denmark Vesey Rebellion, and fear of those slaves that hired their time, might have an impact on the practice in the year after the dramatic events. One slave who had an 1823 badge was “Mary”, a washer woman on the green. Her badge is No. 471, her owner stated in an ad seeking her return (Courier, March 26, 1823)”. 8) 1824 square “MECHANIC” No. 24. This badge, like the last, is maker marked on the obverse “JJ Lafar”. Mechanic badges are among the rarer badges found and this is the first of 3 fine, rare examples in this collection. 9) 1825 diamond “SERVANT” No. 1013. This badge is maker marked “Lafar” on obverse and has a beautiful copper patina, well struck with excellent markings. Servant badges were the most common badges made and this is a fine representative of an early example. 10) 1828 square “MECHANIC” No. 219. This badge is the last year that Lafar marked his badges and this badge is maker marked “Lafar” on verso. Lafar continued to make badges, though he no longer marked them with his name. All Mechanic badges are very scarce and this is a great example with a most unusual associated document. The document also dated 1828 (April 1st), is a Charleston Bill of Sale of two slaves “Sambo and Carolina”, both bricklayers who would have been required to wear a Mechanic slave tag when working in Charleston. 11) 1836 diamond “MECHANICK” No. 357. This badge is in remarkable, beautiful condition with a beaded border around misspelling or colloquial “Mechanick”. This badge was made by William M. Rouse. “William M. Rouse had been selected, perhaps because of his low bid (Courier, November 18, 1835)…estimates are that 3707 badges were sold for 1836”. Later badges by Rouse had Mechanic spelled correctly. 12) 1864 diamond “MECHANIC” No. 1. This is the only serial number “1” badge of any type for any year and is exceedingly rare. This badge was made by William Veronee and was the last contracted slave badge maker in Charleston. Less than 1,500 badges total were made during the last 2 years of the Civil War and very few have surfaced. Scarcity of brass for these badges is noted in that “many if not all badges from these years show striking on both sides, a practice carried out by Veronee”. This is a beautiful rarity with an impeccable surface. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. All badges have well discerned markings including cartouches, serial numbers, dates, occupations and makers marks. Badges have varying surfaces from quite smooth to pitted. 51563-1 (90,000-125,000) – Lot 2024

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2026

RARE & IMPORTANT NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD OF COMMODORE MATTHEW PERRY ON HIS FIRST VOYAGE OF THE “OPENING OF JAPAN”.

This most important, historic sword is among the earliest regulation Model 1852 US Navy officers swords known. Also, as far as we are aware this is the only sword known to have belonged to Commodore Perry. There are volumes of research materials accompanying this sword, including letters from sword authority and historian John Thilmann explaining the French makers marks, dating manufacture to 1850-1855. Commodore Perry is shown in an engraving published in the London Illustrated News, May 7, 1853, which was taken from a contemporary daguerreotype whose presence is currently unknown which should clearly show the details of this exact sword. Renown historian and genealogist Nancy D. Rossbacher writes a compelling treatise on the sword and its inscription found on drag “THIS SWORD WAS ONCE THE PROPERTY OF MATTHEW G. PERRY, COMMODORE USN / WHO CONDUCTED THE SKILLFUL NEGOTIATION WHICH OPENED JAPAN TO FOREIGN / COMMERCE IN 1854 – PRESENTED TO ADELPHOI LODGE, A.F. & A.M. No. 33RI / FEBRUARY 7 1882.” The Adelphoi Lodge of ancient free and accepted Masons came into existence in Providence, Rhode Island in 1876. Perry had also lived in Newport, Rhode Island and is buried there. From the start, the Lodge aimed to be unlike others as its members were political movers and shakers, well connected men in industrial pursuits and finances, a proper home form the sword of Commodore Perry who made many industrialists rich. Commodore Matthew Perry (1794-1858) was a lifelong naval man. He first went to sea at age 15 under the command of his older brother, Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812 and American icon like his brother. During the Mexican War, Commodore Perry commanded the largest American naval force and became an advocate for steam engines. Perry became known as “THE FATHER OF THE STEAM NAVY”. Perry’s greatest accomplishment began in 1850 when he proposed a plan for diplomatic missions to Japan. In 1853, Perry sailed on the USS Mississippi heading the expedition to Japan. He carried official Presidential letters to negotiate a treaty with the Japanese. Japan had not opened it borders regularly to any Western nation in more than 200 years. Perry’s report that followed made him a world wide hero in the Western world. He also became well known in Japan and his images in contemporary wood cuts are well known. There are monuments commemorating Perry’s opening of Japan both in the US and Japan. Commodore Perry’s opening of Japan has been revisited in a fabulous MIT 2008-2010 project titled “BLACK SHIPS AND SAMURAI”. Perry’s extensive biography and research notes accompany this lot. PROVENANCE: Commodore Matthew Perry, 1852-1853; Adelphoi Lodge, 1882; Mike Custodia (Providence, RI Estate Sale), 2009; Sotheby’s Lot #94, June 11, 2013. CONDITION: Fine “as found”. Sword retains much of its original gilt on hilt and mounts. 29″ blade retains most of its original luster with fine etched patriotic naval motifs as can be seen in photos. Sharkskin grip is complete with wear to high surfaces. Scabbard body is sound and solid, showing light shrinkage, crazing and light cracking. Inscription is impeccable and easily read. 51339-1 (25,000-50,000) – Lot 2026

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2027

FABULOUS CIVIL WAR ERA SILK EMBROIDERED CAVALRY FLAG AND SWORD OF CAPTAIN GEORGE ALEXANDER HOTMER, SQUADRON B, 3RD REGIMENT CAVALRY, NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD.

This beautiful piece of folk art is all silk embroidered, measuring 47″ x 29″ in old wooden frame. Flag design shows mounted Civil War officer on horse with flourishing swords, as to be rallying troops to battle. The officer is most likely Captain Hotmer himself, as he is wearing regulation Civil War dress, a fabulous Hardee hat with crossed saber insignia and Captain’s shoulder straps. Captain Hotmer’s sword is a Model 1850 Officer’s Sword with rare silver grip and sharkskin scabbard, with fine relief detail. Two small accompanying framed,inked signs state that the sword was used by Captain George Alexander Hotmer during the Civil War and that the flag was made by Francisca Kline and presented to the Captain by the Ladies of the Squadron in August 1867. A quick search of Civil War databases was found to mention Hotmer several times in New York City, 1866-1868, in charge of Squadron B, 3rd Regiment, NYNG Cavalry. CONDITION: Flag is very good overall with bright colors, small areas of staining appear to be on the inside of the frame’s glass. The flag is folded around a piece of board. On the backside of the framed piece, the overhung portions of blue field of flag are quite fragile and fractured with old paper tape holding it in place. Accompanying sword appears “as found” with sharkskin scabbard, missing middle mount and drag. 32″ blade has easily discerned patriotic etched panels and William Horstmann agent mark. Retaining some original polish, but mostly grey with scattered rust and pitting. Scabbard body has shrunk with several folds and reduction. 51299-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2027

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2028

EXTREMELY RARE IDENTIFIED 9-BUTTON FROCK AND TROUSERS OF PRIVATE DAVIS NATHAN HOSMER, 45TH MASSACHUSETTS, DIED NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA, 1863.

Rarely do you find such fine groupings directly descended from family with nice inked ID and family notes relating to the various objects in this archive. Davis mustered into service as a private on September 17, 1862, serving with the 45th Massachusetts in Company F until he died of Typhoid at Stanley Hospital in New Bern, North Carolina on February 10, 1863. Ironically, Davis had four brothers who also died during the Civil War, including a brother Nathan Davis Hosmer who died the same year and is buried in the Military National Cemetery in Baton Rouge. Archive includes his regulation 9-button enlisted frock, sky blue regulation trousers which both have his inked name and unit ID. The coat is better than average quality with some quilting and possible tailor’s name “G.F.Hegan” inked into left sleeve lining. Also included, infantry hat insignia, a linen towel, silk handkerchief, a pair of wool mittens, all bearing his name or initials in ink or stencil. There is a 4-piece keyed fife with maker’s mark “C. PELOULET / NEW-YORK”. Parts of a sewing kit and an old pair of blue lens eyeglasses and case. A scrap of newspaper found in one tail pocket has a partial article telling of the presentation of the regimental colors of the 45th. Also included are two partial wool cuffs and tabs from Davis’s regulation great coat. PROVENANCE: Direct descent from family. CONDITION: Frock and pants show considerable moth tracking with several holes and old family attempts of repair. The 9 buttons on coat appear original and are Scoville maker marked. Hat insignia is missing one loop. Fife has old string repairs, but would display nicely (at least one of Davis’ brothers was a Civil War musician). Wool knit gloves with Davis’ initials have severe mothing as can be seen in photos. Silk handkerchiefs and linen towel with his name are both very good, as are most of the other bits and pieces accompanying this lot. 51219-1 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2028

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2029

THREE CIVIL WAR SWORDS OF BREVET BRIG GENERAL CHARLES A R DIMON, LATER MAYOR OF LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS.

These three officer’s swords are “as found” with dark patinas, apparently once burned in a fire, but metal is intact with restored leather grips. The two foot officer’s swords are both made and maker marked by Christopher Roby of West Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Both Roby foot officer’s swords have 18-19″ long etched panels with the unique, classic patriotic etchings Roby was famous for. Etched panels include cannon, panoply of arms, flags, eagles and floral motifs. The third sword is a German import listed by Peterson in American Swords as non-reg officer’s sword. This sword with iron basket has cut-out eagle with ribbon “E Pluribus Unum” and large “US”. The back-strap is inscribed “C. A. R. Dimon / Brevet Brig. Gen. / War of 1861-1865”. Charles Dimon (1841-1902) began service in the Civil War as a private in the 8th Massachusetts, rising through the ranks to Major of the 30th Massachusetts while under command of General Benjamin Butler in New Orleans and Vicksburg. Dimon was given an unusual command in September 1862 being in charge of the 2nd Louisiana Infantry which was made up of Louisiana loyalists and former Confederate prisoners of war. The 2nd Louisiana saw service at Port Hudson and was later sent to Ft. Rice, Dakota Territory, again with ex-Confederate soldiers to fight Indians. Dimon saw hard service the entire war and in many theaters and was Brevetted Brigadier General March 13, 1865. He later worked for General Benjamin Butler as Manager of the U S Cartridge Company in Lowell, Mass. and became the 37th Mayor of Lowell in 1901, dying in office in 1902. A file of biographical data accompanies. SIZE: 37″ to 38″ overall. CONDITION: Swords are sound and solid, though one sword is missing knuckle bow to pommel pin. Metal shows varying degrees of fire scale, etching is barely discernible on the P-75, but mostly discernible on the Roby’s. Grips are restored with leather washers like in the early 20th century style of American fighting knives. 51503-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 2029

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2030

EXTREMELY RARE WM HORSTMANN, PHILADELPHIA, CONTRACT MILITARY CIVIL WAR FORT FLAG WITH INKED ID ON HOIST.

This massive 34-star bunting flag was regulation between 1861-1863. The flag has name of two Johnson family members and two tags relating to other Johnson family members. One states: “SAVING FUND SOCIETY, GERMANTOWN, PA”. The Germantown Saving Fund Society was founded in 1854. A third tag states “CASTINE, MAINE” where the flag was consigned from. A good genealogist should probably be able to tie in the six different names associated with this flag, and possibly ascertain its use in Germantown, 1861-1863. Regardless, this is a beautiful, rare large American Civil War flag. SIZE: 11′ 6″ x 21′ 8″. CONDITION: Excellent aesthetics and color. Generally intact but with multiple areas of weakness resulting in pulling, small holes throughout from insect damage, general fading in area of stripes. Flag is mostly hand-sewn, but does have some machine stitching attaching hoist. 51019-1 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2030

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2031

RARE SILK CIVIL WAR FLANK MARKER OF THE 42ND NEW YORK INFANTRY IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION.

Rarely do silk marker flags from the Civil War survive. This one obviously saw little use. According to consignor, a twin to this marker is somewhere in the New York State Archives in shredded condition. The 42nd New York Infantry was organized through the efforts of the Tammany Society and the Union Defense Committee of New York City. All ten companies of the regiment were recruited from the New York City area, gathered at Great Neck, Long Island and mustered into service in June of 1861. Since the unit was organized by the Tammany Society, and that a large percentage of the unit were members of the Tammany organization, the 42nd New York Infantry also became known as the Tammany Regiment. Another nickname of the unit was the Jackson Guards. Ordered to Washington D.C. the Tammany Regiment, 1019 men strong, left New York City on July 18, 1861. Throughout its three year enlistment, the 42nd New York fought in nearly every major battle of the Army of the Potomac, including Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg. The regiment lost 11 officers and 141 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded. The unit also lost 1 officer and 103 men to disease. PROVENANCE: Walter Budd Collection, 1988; The Elizabeth Troiano Collection. CONDITION: Bright colors, original ties. Very light fracturing to silk. 51538-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2031

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2033

RARE “INVERTED GREAT STAR” ABRAHAM LINCOLN FUNERAL FLAG.

Purported history of the flag states that it was flown in Washington DC during Lincoln’s funeral. As per its day this flag would have been displayed vertically with the point of the star down which is a sign of mourning. Regardless, this is a beautiful 36 star “Great Star” Civil War American flag. Flag is in standard size with a rope hoist sewn into a 1″ sleeve. Stars are double applique. SIZE: Flag: 4′ x 6′. Frame: 76-3/4″ x 53″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Wool bunting shows several holes from insects, the largest seen on one red stripe at 2″ and 3″. Flag shows scattered staining and soiling, but retains bright colors and the rust from the nails are still present from where it was mounted to haft. 51371-24 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2033

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2034

13-STAR AMERICAN CENTENNIAL FLAG, 1876.

Well made machine sewn flag with two brass grommets in hoist with the canton in the 3-2-3-2-3 configuration. All wool bunting with cotton stars and canvas hoist. Nicely mounted in rustic frame. SIZE: Flag: 2′ x 3′. Frame: 35″ x 46″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Several small holes and one reduction about 1/2″ in center of bottom red stripe. 51371-23 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2034

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2035

13-STAR AMERICAN CENTENNIAL FLAG, VIRGINIA DESIGN.

Wool bunting flag with “Virginia style” canton with 3″ central star surrounded by eight 2″ stars in circle and four single stars in each quadrant. Flag is well made and presents nicely in its rustic frame. SIZE: Flag: 2′ x 3′. Frame: 34″ x 46″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall with scattered areas of mothing. One 3/4″ hole in top red stripe. 51371-25 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2035

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2036

RARE 13-STAR PATRIOTIC AMERICAN SHIELD.

Consignor believes this shield could be 18th century and from the Revolutionary War era and anything is possible, though hardwood back has an inked date of 1836, consignor feels this date may be commemorative. Regardless, this is a very old, beautiful piece of folk art with blue cotton field and cotton stars. Stars are attached with hand-stitched silk thread according to a University of Rhode Island Textile researcher, is consistent to potential 18th century construction. SIZE: Shield: 26-1/4″ t x 24-1/2″ w; stars are 3-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Collection of Elizabeth Troiano. CONDITION: Blue field exhibits good color with water staining, soiling, several reductions as can be seen in photos. Sharp edge wear at wood separates cloth, about 10″ on right side below stars. Stitching retaining stars to shield have some breaks, but stitches are over 90% intact. Two recent eyelets and a wire have been added to reverse to display. 51538-2 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2036

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2037
Revised: 1/26/2017

Please Note: There is a typographical error in the second to the last sentence of the description, sentence should read: “This was repaired with square nails during the gun’s working life”.

EXTREMELY RARE AMERICAN MADE COLONIAL-REVOLUTIONARY WAR MILITARY AMERICAN FOWLER FITTED FOR BAYONET, DATED 1773, BY THOMAS EARLE WHO MADE A CUSTOM FOWLER FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON.

This rare and aesthetically pleasing American Revolutionary War era arm was presented quite accurately by earlier collector Professor Charles Thayer, University of Pennsylvania: “Perhaps the most famous New England arms maker of the Colonial-Rev. Period, Thomas Earle was personally commissioned by George Washington to make a custom fowler for the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. This is the subject of a detailed article in Man at Arms (Dec., 1997, v. 19, no. 6, p 19-29). The present offering is a rare opportunity to acquire a signed Earle fowler. There are only about half-a-dozen authentic examples known, and most of these are locked up in major collections and museums. Other New England fowlers use French components, but this one, like others by Earle, is 100% American. It is dated 1773 on its silver escutcheon, just two years before Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. British officers credited their American adversaries with effective long-range sniping using long fowlers like this one. Its military usage is obvious from the fact that it was altered to accept a bayonet, which accompanies it. This gun is a classic example of the “Worcester County” school, with its slender, graceful stock of cherry and typical “cloud”-form side-plate (See Tom Grinsdale’s book Flintlock Fowlers, pg. 60-65). George Washington had an extensive collection of personal arms; most were ordered from London. Clearly, the Commander-in-Chief considered Earle to be their equal. Washington’s Earle fowler has vanished. Of the handful that remain, this is the only one that is dated and the only one adapted to a bayonet. About half of the surviving Earle’s guns are stylistically of the 1780’s or so, too late for the momentous events of 1775. This gun has seen a great deal of honest wear, consistent with combat use. For example, the mainspring once slipped off the tumbler and split the wood under the rear of the lock. This was repaired with square nails during the gun’s working like. Like an old veteran, this gun wears its wounds with pride!” CONDITION: Old cracks restored as noted above. Brass and silver heavily worn from use such that details are light. Initials and date on thumbplate are barely discernible, but present. Wood overall has a hand worn patina. Only recent restoration noted is inset wood forward and under lock. Extremely rare, original American bayonet has matching patina beneath bayonet accoutrements and has been with gun a very long time as metal on barrel retains much of its original surface. Other metal surfaces of barrel and lock are overall brown/grey with pitting, especially around breech. 51268-1 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2037

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2038

HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT 1835 DOME TOP TRUNK OWNED BY ETHAN ALLEN II (1787-1855).

Ethan Allen II was the son of the legendary American Revolutionary War leader from Vermont, Ethan Allen and his second wife Frances Buchanan Allen. This chest is pictured in a 1959 Albany Times Union newspaper article titled “Ethan Allen Festival” featuring items descended from the Allen Family. A copy of that article will accompany this lot. The unique and rare chest is covered in hide, with overall brass tack decoration and the dome lid opening to an open storage well. The lid decorated with three diamond shapes above and centering the initials “EA”. The front of the trunk mounted with iron lock plate above the date 1835 in brass tacks within a tacked border. SIZE: 13″ t x 18″ l x 12″ d. PROVENANCE: Ex collection of Joan L. Thayer. CONDITION: Trunk remains structurally sound. The hide cover brittle and with signs of deterioration, notably with significant splits on top and proper left side. Absence of multiple tacks most notably on edges and ends of trunk. Otherwise good. 50990-2 (800-1,500) – Lot 2038

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2039

EXTREMELY RARE LOCK OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON’S HAIR.

Samples of George Washington’s hair have been sold numerous times in the past, but we have not seen an example with as good an inked tag displayed explaining the history and provenance. “THE ABOVE IS THE HAIR OF GENERAL WASHINGTON PRESENTED TO MRS. CHARLES ILLIUS BY JAMES A. HAMILTON, SON OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON, SEPTEMBER 17, 1870, AND GIVEN TO ANNE H. WHARTON BY HER AUNT, MRS. BUJAC PRESENTED TO DR. ROLAND G. CURTIN BY ANNE H WHARTON DECEMBER 24:1910”. Collecting hair samples was quite popular in the 18th and 19th century and John Reznikoff has a wonderful resource to explore at his University Archives website. Interested parties should read the wild ranges that historic hair samples have sold for. SIZE: Bundle of six hairs about 4″ long. CONDITION: Very good as framed, not disassembled. The bundle of hair is folded and tied with silk string with small wax seal such as was the custom in displaying 18th-19th century hair. 51238-1 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2039

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2040

EXTREMELY RARE COPY OF “JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF A CONVENTION OF DELEGATES TO FORM A CONSTITUTION FOR THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA”, FIRST PRINTING OF FLORIDA CONSTITUTION, ST JOSEPH, FLORIDA, 1839.

[FLORIDA TERRITORY] Journal of the Proceedings of a Convention of Delegates to form a Constitution for the People of Florida, held at St. Joseph, December 1838 bound with Constitution, or Form of Government for the People of Florida. St. Joseph: printed at the “Times” office, 1839. First edition. Original three-quarter leather, gilted edge spine markings over blue boards with ink inscription on cover “For the Use of the President of the Senate / Executive Office”. Inside front board has large presentation in pencil “G W MacRae to S R Mallory, 1845”. George W. MacRae was President of the Florida Territorial Senate. Stephen R. Mallory was the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida at the time of Florida statehood in 1845 when book was presented. Mallory, of course, went on to be Senator from Florida from 1850 until secession in 1861 and was soon appointed Confederate Secretary of the Navy. First edition of the first constitution of Florida, present here with the proceedings of the convention that took place in December 1838 in the Panhandle town of St. Joseph. An extremely rare work, only two copies have been sold at auction that we can find and only 12 copies found in institutions. Parke-Bernet auction sold copy from the Eberstadt Collection, 1967, and most recently a trimmed copy sold at Doyle’s April 15, 2015 as Lot 94 for $12,500 including commission. Here’s an opportunity to find an ultra rare early Florida imprint not listed in Howe’s, Sabin #24870. SIZE: 9-7/8″ x 6-3/8″, 120; Constitution 20 pp. PROVENANCE: Direct descent from Stephen R. Mallory. CONDITION: Bindings worn with leather corners mostly gone, end-papers are original, foxed and damp-stained, especially dark on the first and last pages. Boards are sound and solid with some warpage, scuffing and staining as can be seen in photos. 51416-3 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2040

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2041

BOOK WITH THE SIGNATURE OF JOHN ADAMS.

Waterhouse, Benjamin. BOTANIST THE BOTANICAL PART OF A COURSE OF LECTURES. Boston: Buckingham, 1811. 8vo in beautiful full Morocco with ornate spine label and decorations. On the front free fly is found “John Adams” (John Adams (October 30 [O.S. October 19] 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American patriot who served as the second President of the United States (1797–1801) and the first Vice President (1789–97)). On the front paste down is found “E.C. Adams/Quincy” (Daughter of John Adams, second President of the United States) and an additional later ink inscription “Annie F.H. Boyd / From Elizabeth ?. Adams Quincy, May 17th 1901” Complete in 263 pp includes the appendix and errata. Accompanying the bookis a trifold piece of paper with period inscription “John Quincy’s book 1777.” NOTE: This book is probably from John Adams’ personal library see James D Julia lot 2173, August 2008 auction of a set from the same library and same consignor which brought $57,500. PROVENANCE: The books were purchased in the 1930’s by the consignor’s family from Annie F. H. Boyd (a descendant of John Adams); Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Wrinkle to fff and the most minor of foxing. Unusual and attractive midnight blue and white end papers. A most desirable copy. 51412-94 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2041

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2042

BOOK, PAMPHLET AND NEWSPAPER WITH THE SIGNATURES OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.

Adams, John Quincy. 1) Cambridge: Hilliard, 1810. LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND ORATORY. 8vo in blue boards. “Thomas B. Adams Jun’r / from his affectionate Uncle / J.Q. Adams”. (Thomas Boylston Adams (September 15, 1772 – March 13, 1832) was the third and youngest son of John and Abigail (Smith) Adams.) VOL. II only. 2) THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY newspaper. Worcester, July 31, 1822 no. 23, Vol. LI. Folio in two leaves. Penned inscription to top edge “J.Q. Adams to Jonathan Russell” (Jonathan Russell (February 27, 1771 – February 17, 1832) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts and diplomat). Note: Fourth column article “Mr. Adams’ Rejoinder to Mr. Russell”, also down the vertical margin is found the name Lovett? Peters ESQ. In very presentable condition for a newspaper of the period. 3) “Little Journeys” small booklet on John Quincy Adams, June 1898 by Elbert Hubbard. PROVENANCE: The books were purchased in the 1930’s by the consignor’s family from Annie F. H. Boyd (a descendant of John Adams); Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: 1) Tight and sound with only minor wear. 2) Generally intact with some toning ans stains. #) Some toning, very good 51412-93 (250-350) – Lot 2042

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2043

FRAMED, SIGNED, JOHN HANCOCK COMMISSIONED DOCUMENT.

The printed document for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which has areas that are filled in with script pen. It commissions James Thomas Gentleman appointment for Ensign in the 2nd Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, in the counties of York and Cumberland. Dated 14th July 1792?. It is signed by John Avery and also John Hancock. Housed in a simple wood frame behind glass. SIZE: Sight 12″ x 14″. Overall 14″ x 16″. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Stained, toned with fold marks and splits, the Hancock signature has loss of paper which eliminates some of the signature. 51412-41 (800-1,200) – Lot 2043

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2044
Revised: 2/9/2017

Please Note: A knowledgeable collector notified us that this signature was almost a perfect match with a signature in a letter that Einstein signed related to fundraising for studying the implications of atomic energy to society. When we researched this further, we found that a special rubber stamp was made to sign his signature for this letter. We do not guarantee this as a handwritten signature by Einstein.

CLIPPED ALBERT EINSTEIN AUTOGRAPH.

Clipped from a typed letter with remainder reading “Faithfully Yours, Albert Einstein” all in type. Centered with a blue penned signature “A. Einstein”. The clip was found in an envelope which has some age from Brookline, MA and is inscribed “Einstein signature in __ for a contribution to his medical school”. SIZE: 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good, nice & bold. 51437-45 (500-600) – Lot 2044

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2045

MAGNIFICENT PRESENTATION AFRICAN BLACK RHINO HORN TAKEN ON HUNT WITH TEDDY ROOSEVELT, SOUTH AFRICA, 1907.

Well patinaed trophy with 1″ inscribed, fitted silver ferrule with engraved inscription “PRESENTED TO / FREDERICK TOWNSEND MARTIN / BY AMBROSE J. LAMBERT / WHO SHOT THE RHINOCEROS / ACCOMPANYING COLONEL ROOSEVELT / ON HIS TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA. / 1907”. This is a rare “certifiable antique” African Black Rhino horn. Both the recipient and the presenter were journalists and writers who accompanied Roosevelt on several of his world wide adventures. Correspondence between Lambert and Roosevelt is found in several university archives. SIZE: 14-1/2″ (36.8cm) h with 1″ silver ferrule. 4-3/8″ (11.1cm) w x 15″ (38cm) circumference at base. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good, “as found”. Longitudinal hairline cracks in outer surface and cracks in base. The original presentation band is loose and one newer nail has stabilized silver plated band right above tiny engraved makers mark “J.C. VICKERY 179, 181, 183 REGENT ST”. James Collard Vickery can be found at this address in London from 1890 to about 1910. Originally, there was about an eighth inch base that would have hidden the base of horn, but has been lost for a long time as it is well patinaed and remnants of a red cloth are still present with signs of old glue. 51338-2 (8,000-12,000) ESA – Lot 2045

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2046

RARE 30-STAR MEDALLION AMERICAN FLAG WITH LARGE CENTRAL HALOED STAR, COMMEMORATING WISCONSIN, 1848-1851.

Double wreath of dancing stars surrounding a large haloed star with four oversized corner stars, printed linen, heavily soiled and stained but rare flag still presents beautifully in its archival frame. This is a very rare pattern with few examples extant. SIZE: Flag: 21-1/2″ x 14-3/4″. Frame: 29-3/4″ x 23-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Estate Sale, Dayton, Ohio, 2004 (owned by 4th Ohio solider, said buried at the Dayton Soldier’s Home); Heritage Sword Company, Fairfield, Ohio, 2008; The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Flag appears fully intact with a few small tears, small holes, heavily soiled and stained as can be seen in photos. 51371-5 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2046

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2047

RARE 31-STAR MEDALLION FLAG COMMEMORATING CALIFORNIA, 1851-1858.

Printed muslin, double wreath of dancing stars surrounding large haloed star. Beautiful color and aesthetics. SIZE: Flag: 35″ x 22-1/2″. Frame: 37-1/2″ x 25-1/2″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall, with some reductions to hoist. Several small holes. Red has turned a very pleasing orange; water staining. Presents beautifully as framed. 51371-6 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2047

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2048

EXTREMELY RARE 32-STAR AMERICAN FLAG COMMEMORATING MINNESOTA, 1858-1859.

Printed muslin. This flag was official for only one year and many people were anticipating Oregon well in advance of it becoming an official state, so few 32-star flags are found. This is an excellent example with hand sewn hoist and hand sewn canton. About 5″ of the fly have been folded and sewn to make the dimensions closer to acceptance in the late 19th century where this flag would originally would have had a 2-1 ratio, which was typical in the late 1850s. SIZE: Flag: 24″ x 41″. Frame: 47″ x 29-1/2″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good as archivally framed, scattered insect holes as can be seen in photos. Bottom hand-whipped eyelet is torn, top eyelet still retains its tied cord attachment. Good colors. 51371-7 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2048

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2049

WHIMSICAL CIVIL WAR HOMEMADE FLAG WITH 33-STAR AND 35-STAR CANTONS.

Most unusual flag where the finished side has 33 stars and the reverse has 35 stars. There do not appear to be any stars missing, so it is a bit intriguing. Stars are double applique, but none of the stars mimic locations on opposite side, which most professional seamstresses would have done. Flag is a mix of materials, at least two different red buntings, blue bunting and blue twill, white stripes are cotton with repairs made in a soft white apparent wool blend. Flag is all hand sewn with several different threads which appear to be a mix of 2 and 3 ply S-twist threads commonly seen during the Civil War. Flag has seen use and has later repairs, but even those all appear to be done with thread contemporary to the War. Flag has a patchwork, folky appearance. We are sure flag was longer at one time but has had several repairs including a 1-1/2″ fly edging made from two different pieces of red fabric used to make other repairs on flag. SIZE: 33-1/2″ on hoist x about 52″ on fly. CONDITION: Flag is intact as contemporarily repaired with additional restoration by consignor (See conserved photo). Ten or eleven stars on each side have been dyed or painted black at one time, possibly representing the seceding Confederate states. And there are other exclusionary flags known, though most just remove the Confederate states. Regardless, this is one strange flag and if it could only talk. 51538-5 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2049

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2050

WONDERFUL AND RARE 34 STAR AMERICAN BIBLE FLAG.

This little gem is totally hand sewn of silk. It has 34 whimsical gold embroidered stars that are double applique and scattered about the Union with no apparent design. Note that Confederate Bible flags are not uncommon and many were made by sweethearts and mothers and sent along through the Bible to their loved ones, but much rarer are the Union counterparts. As a matter of fact, this is the first Union Civil War Bible flag this cataloger has ever encountered in a public venue. SIZE: 11-1/2″ on the fly and just 7-1/4″ on hoist. PROVENANCE: Collection of Elizabeth Troiano. CONDITION: This flag has beautiful aesthetics and color showing great skill of the seamstress who made it. With the fragility of silk it is fortunate that the seamstress sewed a multicolored edging around its entire border. There are numerous small cracks, but few reductions other than about 1/2″ piece missing from second red stripe. Central crack where folded, but flag could be mounted and displayed easily. 51538-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2050

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2051

LARGE HALOED STAR, DOUBLE WREATH CIVIL WAR 34-STAR AMERICAN FLAG COMMEMORATING KANSAS, 1861-1863.

This is a very rare large parade flag that would have been in use near the beginning of the Civil War. Nail holes can still be seen from where it was attached. This fine flag has great aesthetics and was used. Printed on linen, canton has 2-1/4″ haloed star with thirty-three 7/8″ stars surrounding in two circular wreaths and stars in quadrant. This popular pattern is occasionally found among Civil War soldiers’ effects. SIZE: Flag: 16″ x 10″. Frame: 21-1/2″ x 15-1/2″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Flag is complete with fraying along edges, with soiling and staining, especially at fly end. Red has changed to a very pleasant red-orange. 51371-8 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2051

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2052

CIVIL WAR 34-STAR CAMP COLOR.

This particular flag known as a “Camp Color,” is one of the smallest official Union Army flags used during the Civil war. General Order 4, January 18, 1862 prescribed camp colors. It was used to identify the Union Company’s encampment, often positioned outside the commander’s tent. The pattern of stars and design found on Camp Color flags vary, and although they were generally made under Government contract, individual manufacturers frequently put their personal mark on the flags during construction. Flag in typical dimension found on identified camp colors. Printed on polished loose weave single ply bunting. The 34 printed stars are arranged in five horizontal rows with seven stars in each of the upper two and bottom two rows while the indented middle row includes six stars. Along the edge of the fly the wool is rolled and lock stitched. The 3/4″ hoist is machine sewn linen. Traces of pin marks suggesting it was possibly tacked to a staff. Although this Camp Color flag differs from flags using 2″- 4″ sleeves it was not unusual to find deviations in construction, even though they were under government contract the description furnished was vague which allowed for variations from the individual manufacturers. Camp colors are scarce; if you visit the State of New York Civil War flag site where many regimental flags are shown for the various units, it is noted that camp colors had low survival rates. SIZE: 18-1/2″ x 24-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Collection of Elizabeth Troiano. CONDITION: Very good overall. Scattered small holes, staining, linen hoist is cracked at edge. 51538-4 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2052

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2053

RARE GROVER CLEVELAND PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FLAG OF 1884 USING CIVIL WAR 35-STAR FLAG.

All cotton mix of hand and machine stitch, 35 double applique stars with 1″ hoist. Hung vertically, flag exhibits 9″ cotton panel with cutout letters with dark brown background; one side reading “CLEVELAND” the other side reading “CLEVELAND.HENDRICKS”. Of course, Grover Cleveland and Thomas Hendricks won the election and were heavily supported by Civil War veterans. Possibly one such veteran took his Civil War 35-star flag and added the campaign names to his flag as the official flag for 1884 would not have been 35-stars which came in at 1863, but would have been a 38-star flag. Regardless of history, this is a pleasing and well preserved piece of American history. SIZE: 62″ x 48″. CONDITION: Very good overall with soiling and staining. Lettering, which is made from cutout white cloth above brown polished cotton, has folded and is clumped in some areas, but could easily be tacked back into place, clearly showing all of the characters as none appear missing. 51115-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2053

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2054

PAIR OF SILVER SPOONS BY PAUL REVERE (1734 – 1818).

The 5″ pair of spoons, each engraved with a monogram on top of the handle and having Paul Revere’s impressed mark on the underside with engraved “P” above each impressed mark. CONDITION: Small bends to top of handle, minor denting to one bowl. 51513-1 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2054

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2055

LARGE AMERICAN COIN SILVER TANKARD BY JOHN ALLEN & JOHN EDWARDS, BOSTON, CIRCA 1700.

The body of a tapered cylindrical form, with s-curve handle, and scroll work thumb piece attached to the dome cover. Marked under the rim “IA” for John Allen (Boston, 1671-1760), along with “IE” for John Edwards (Boston, 1671-1746) Allen & Edwards worked together between 1700-1707. The cover appears to be an early replacement, hallmarked “D Parker” for Daniel Parker, Boston, 1726-1785. Well formed onslow style thumb lift, the end of the S-curved handle with a cherub mask and monogrammed “ABM”. WEIGHT: 32.5 troy oz. SIZE: 8″ h. CONDITION: As noted above, also appears to have old restoration to base, otherwise good. 51159-3 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2055

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2056

AMERICAN COIN SILVER TANKARD BY JOHN BURT, 1691-1745, BOSTON, MA.

The tankard of a tapered cylindrical form with ring molding and onslow style thumb lift attached to the domed cover. Hallmarked on the side just below the top rim “John Burt”. Monogrammed “HJS” on the handle. WEIGHT: 19.1 troy oz. SIZE: 7-1/2″ t. CONDITION: Overall very good, minor shallow dents, possible touch up repairs to base. 51159-5 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2056

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2057

LOT OF EARLY AMERICAN SILVER, WILLIAM SIMPKINS, BOSTON.

The lot including a circular porringer with pierced keyhole handle, engraved with initials “P,D*M”, double stamped in the center which appears to be the mark of William Simpkins (1704 – 1780). A demitasse spoon with spined handle and marked on the back “WS” for William Simpkins. Together with an 18th century unmarked silver cann with scroll work handle, stepped foot, and ring molding around top rim. Monogrammed on the front in script. SIZE: Porringer with handle 7-1/2″. Spoon 4″. Cann 5″ t. CONDITION: Overall very good, appears that the cann may have once had a spout and was professionally repaired, small bend on foot of cann. 51513-2 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 2057

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2058

SET OF FOUR AMERICAN COIN SILVER BEAKERS BY ROBERT GRAY.

Each piece of tapered form with raised ring around top lip. Marked on the underside “RG” for Robert Gray of Portsmouth, NH. Active circa 1815 – 1820. Each monogrammed “IHS” on the underside. Total weight of silver is approximately 11.9 troy oz. SIZE: 3-1/2″ t. CONDITION: Overall very good. 51159-1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2058

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2059

AMERICAN COIN SILVER PORRINGER BY JACOB HURD & TWO TANKARDS BY WILLIAM WHITTEMORE.

Two 4-3/4″ handled tankards made by William Whittemore (1710-1770) of Portsmouth, NH. Each hallmarked below the top rim “Whittemore” and the handles monogrammed “B A+M”. Together with a porringer with openwork handle made by Jacob Hurd, 1702-1758, Boston, MA. The 5-1/2″ bowl having his hallmark on the side and inscribed “M Bulman” on the underside. The handle with initials “CNE”. WEIGHT: 26.5 troy oz. CONDITION: Tankards each with a very small fissure at the top rim, typical minor dents and wear to the surface. The porringer with old repair to bottom of bowl, small dents to side. 51159-4 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2059

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2060

GEORGE II SILVER TANKARD BY FRANCIS PAGES, LONDON 1737/8.

The tankard of a slightly tapered form with rounded bottom and stands on a splayed foot. Comes with original dome cover and is hallmarked on the underside of both the cover and the base with a maker’s mark “FP”. The front of the tankard with an elaborate etched armorial crest. WEIGHT: Approximately 25.2 troy oz. SIZE: 7-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Small bend to rim of cover, otherwise very good. 51159-2 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2060

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2061

ROBERT SALMON (American, 1775-1844) A BRITISH 18-GUN SNOW DEPARTING FROM THE RIVER MERSEY.

Oil on canvas depicting a two masted naval ship resting in harbor, flying the British flag off its stern with several sailing vessels surrounding it. Sailors are boarding the vessel on the port side while another rowboat with several figures are rowing in the left foreground. The weather appears to be fair with calm seas and blue skies with puffy white clouds. The light source coming from the left. Initialed and dated lower right “R.S. 1811″, housed in a carved and molded giltwood frame bearing a presentation plaque. Labels from Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Royal Exchange Art Gallery, London affixed to verso, stretcher, and frame. SIZE: 22″ x 34”. Overall 27-1/2″ x 39-1/2″ CONDITION: Lined, discolored varnish, restoration throughout, otherwise very good. 51246-3 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 2061

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2062

ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN HUGHES (United Kingdom 1806 – 1880) TWO SLOOPS OUTSIDE A BUSY HARBOR.

This painting is a true “Attic Find”, found in the central Maine area in untouched “Attic” condition. The oil on canvas depicts a one mast sloop in full sail flying the American flag. It’s owner stands proudly with hands at hips at the bow of the boat. Another sloop is seen off its bow with other boats in the distance, a buoy is seen in the foreground with a ring top. Below horizon shows two areas of tall ship masts and there is a low hillside with two windmills. The boats are seen in a white wave tipped greenish water, all under puffy white cloud and blue sky. Housed in its original gesso decorated gilt frame which has significant losses. *NOTE* On verso of canvas there is a date or initials in script which is illegible, also there appears to be some writing on the stretcher which is also illegible. SIZE: 16-1/2″ x 24″. Overall 23″ x 30-1/2″. CONDITION: As mentioned above, in untouched/un-restored condition there is a 1-1/2″ tear in sky, two small flake losses in ocean, scattered spots, craquelure and surface dirt. Well worth restoring. 51366-1 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2062

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2063

ATTRIBUTED TO ARCHIBALD CARY SMITH (American, 1837-1911) SLOOP PASSING MARK.

Unsigned oil on canvas circa 1870 depicting three sailors steering a sloop around a red marker with several sloops in the background. The flagship sails towards the horizon line with yellow light pouring into the canvas from the right and gray storm clouds on the left. Housed in a modern giltwood frame. SIZE: 15″ x 21″. Overall 22″ x 28″. CONDITION: Good with touch up, lined, several restored tears in upper right side. 51394-1 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2063

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2064

NAPOLEONIC WAR PRISONER OF WAR BONE SHIP MODEL OF THE H.M. FRIGATE “SIBYLLE”.

The all bone carved model depicting the three-mast 40-gun ship with all it’s rigging and accessories. Mounted to a block of wood surrounded by a four post bone surround. The whole mounted on a walnut slab with four small ivory feet and having a painted presentation plaque. A modern metal edged & glass presentation case. SIZE: Boat: 9-1/4″ h x 11-1/2″ l. Case: 12-1/2″ h x 16-1/2″ w x 7″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-24 (2,000-4,000) ESA – Lot 2064

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2065

RARE AND IMPORTANT MARQUETRY SEA CAPTAIN’S DOCUMENT BOX DATED 1713.

Circa 1713. The walnut box with hinged paneled lid, the upper domed panel inlaid with floral spray flanked by scrolling marquetry foliate design with spring loaded catch opening to reveal an oval escutcheon within the well all within a concave molded frame with applied molded edge. The lock within the well allows the hinged full top to open revealing a silk lined interior, scrolled lock and plate attached to the lid. The lid hinged on wrought iron cut hinges. The well fitted with a well appointed till with scrolled apron and molded hinged lid, all carved from walnut. The case with bombe sides beneath an in-curved frieze inlaid with the date of 1713, centering foliate marquetry, the front with large marquetry floral spray flanked by scrolling devices conforming with the top domed panel. The case sides mounted with original carrying handles and decorated with similar floral marquetry. The box with a step molded plinth. *NOTE* This fine example and unique form, seldom comes to market. SIZE: 12-1/4″ t x 25-1/2″ l x 15-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Locking mechanism is intact and operable, master key is a later replacement cut to fit the original lock. Marquetry intact throughout. Surfaces original and cleaned now a mellow honey brown patina. Some additional darkening in spots where original shellac or varnish surface has worn off, minor in nature. Very good overall. 51171-1 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2065

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2066

PAIR OF ANTIQUE INLAID MIRRORED BACK WOOD CANDLE SCONCES.

These sailor made pieces formed by splitting a wood hub in half. The top section with carved rayed dome interior over five mirror plates with an attached shaped base holding a copper candle cup. The outside rim inlaid with bone stars and diamonds. The backs fitted with a hanging bracket. SIZE: 15-1/2″ h x 10-1/4″ at widest x 9-1/2″ d. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Mirrors having three cracks and replacements, wood is in good condition with only minor roughness but nice patina. 51344-20 (800-1,000) ESA – Lot 2066

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2067

LARGE DOUBLE SAILOR’S VALENTINE.

19th/20th Century. The eight sided wood case hinged and when opened reveals two very nice displays of colorful shells. One side includes a center heart & flower with seahorse. The other a six-petal flower. A fine mahogany veneered case with felt bottom and lock, key not present. SIZE: 12-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 51376-43 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2067

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2068
Revised: 1/23/2017

Please Note: THE SECOND FLAG IN THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN, THE DESCRIPTION SHOULD NOW READ…

BEAUTIFUL 36-STAR AMERICAN PARADE FLAG, COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE BORN STATE OF NEVADA, 1865-1867.

This 27″ flag has six rows of six stars in canton and has been archivally framed. SIZE: Flag: 27″ x 17-1/2. Frame: 22-3/4″ x 33″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall with some water staining and red has turned a very pleasing orange/red. 51371-10 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2068

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2069

RARE HALOED STAR MEDALLION 36-STAR AMERICAN FLAG, COMMEMORATING NEVADA, 1865.

Printed on muslin. Archivally framed. This flag saw honest use and still has about a dozen rusted nail holes from where it was attached to staff. Flag has beautiful aesthetics and has been re-sewn at the fly end for continued use where it was undoubtedly frayed. Nevada still has “BATTLE BORN” on their state flag due to the vast amounts of mineral resource being mined and financing the Union war effort. This flag became official July 4, 1865, but Lincoln had proclaimed Nevada a state October 31, 1864, just eight days before the Presidential election and of course Nevada voted strongly Republican in the Presidential, Congressional and Legislative Elections. Nevada was by far the least populace of any state or American territory at the time. SIZE: Flag: 33″ x 27″. Frame: 39-3/4″ x 33-1/4″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Hoist has been trimmed and re-sewn. Red has faded to orange in some areas, with cracking and crazing and several old contemporary repairs near hoist at time of use. There are small reductions at each edge of hoist as can be seen in photos, unaffecting overall aesthetics. 51371-11 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2069

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2070

RARE SPIRAL CONFIGURATION OF 36-STAR FLAG COMMEMORATING STATE OF NEVADA, 1865.

Archivally framed. Double applique stars with large central 7″ star surrounded by 35 2″ stars spirally set. This is an unusual, possibly unique, canton made of homemade parts. Two different early treadle sewing machines sewed this flag with good skill and imagination. SIZE: Flag: 3-1/2′ x 6′. Frame: 77-1/2″ x 47″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Fair to good. Heavily soiled and stained, but good colors and aesthetically pleasing in its professional frame. 51371-26 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2070

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2071

PAIR OF DISTINCT VARIETIES OF 37-STAR AMERICAN FLAGS, COMMEMORATING NEBRASKA, 1867.

This pair of flags are both in beautiful condition and were official from 1867-1877. The smaller flag is on printed silk, with 1-1/2″ linen sleeve hoist. Stars are configured 7-8-7-8-7. The larger flag on printed cotton with stars configured 6-6-6-7-6-6. SIZE: 1) Flag: 23″ x 11″. Frame: 19-3/4″ x 25-3/4″. 2) Flag: 35″ x 23-1/4″. Frame: 25-3/4″ x 37-3/4″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Both flags are very good to fine with good colors; light staining on silk flag. Both are laid in matching style frames. 51371-12 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2071

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2072

HISTORIC 37-STAR, GREAT STAR PARADE FLAG, COMMEMORATING THE DAY PRESIDENT JOHN GARFIELD WAS ASSASSINATED.

This beautiful silk printed flag with great star and quadrant stars is tipped into a scrapbook page with inscription “Given to me by Frank N. Walton on the day that President Garfield was shot by the Canadian Frenchmen J. C. Guiteau – July 2, 1881″. Charles J. Guiteau is the subject of recent numerous biographies and psychological studies of assassins. Guiteau was a bit of a celebrity the year he was in prison until he was hung, writing provocative letters to newspaper editors and is still subject to at least one recent biography. We’re not sure what Walton’s place is in history, but the backside of the scrapbook page shows the announcement of the marriage of Mrs. F. Neville Walton and John P. Lucas in San Francisco in 1890. The flag and scrapbook are archivally framed. SIZE: Flag: 7-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. Frame: 18-1/4″ x 15-1/4”. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Flag is very good overall showing glue staining where tipped onto scrapbook sheet. 51371-13 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2072

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2073

RARE “SQUARE IN SQUARE” 38-STAR AMERICAN FLAG, COMMEMORATING COLORADO, 1877.

Printed on glazed cotton and archivally framed. This rare canton has only been noted on maybe four or five other examples extant. Two consecutive squares of stars surround an unusual center grouping of two large stars and four tiny stars which also make a square. This is a beautiful and rare 38-star variant that would be difficult to upgrade. SIZE: Flag: 27-1/2″ x 20-1/4″. Frame: 32-3/4″ x 25-3/4″. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Timothy Gallagher. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Good colors. Minor staining and a few small reductions. There is a printer’s error in the canton where the sheet was folded when inked, appearing as a white streak which does not affect aesthetics. 51371-15 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2073

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2074

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC 38-STAR FLAG, CIRCA 1885.

Archivally framed beautiful and fine printed silk flag showing the G.A.R. membership badge amidst radiating stars. The badge depicted is of the 1880s style manufactured by J.K. Davidson of Philadelphia. Note that the canton rests on the red war stripe commemorating the blood of fallen comrades. SIZE: Flag: 23″ x 15-3/4″. Frame: 20″ x 28-1/4″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Minor water stains and several tiny, small cracks. 51371-17 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2074

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2075

RARE 38-STAR “COMET DESIGN” MEDALLION PATTERN AMERICAN FLAG, EX-MASTAI COLLECTION.

Printed on polished cotton. Very unusual design, with few examples known. There are triple circular wreaths of dancing stars surrounding a single star, with two trailing corner stars which Boleslaw Mastai nicknamed “Comet”. The Mastai Collection was sold at Sotheby’s October 10, 2002. SIZE: Flag: 26″ x 17-1/2″. Frame: 23-1/2″ x 29-1/2″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Flag has good appearance and aesthetics, though there are repairs at the many fractures found along hoist and several on fly. There are many cracks and small tears, and the typical red ink 2″ stamp “Mastai Collection” is found on verso of top white stripe. 51371-16 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2075

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2076

RARE 38-STAR FLAG WITH UNIQUE CANTON, COMMEMORATING COLORADO, 1877.

Printed with most unusual canton, with 3-7/8″ central star surrounded by a circle of thirteen stars which is surrounded by a square of twenty-four stars. Few of this pattern are known. This flag has seen use with fair aesthetics, though there is soiling, staining and fading of red, you won’t easily ever find another one. SIZE: Flag: 24-1/2″ x 16″. Frame: 30″ x 24″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Sound and solid with staining, soiling and trim reduction of bottom red stripe at left lower quadrant. Reductions where three nails originally held flag at hoist. Red as noted has faded and has bled as can be seen in photos, but the rare canton is still very good. 51371-14 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2076

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2077

RARE 39-STAR MEDALLION AMERICAN FLAG, COMMEMORATING NORTH DAKOTA, NOVEMBER 2, 1889.

Printed cotton, archivally framed. This is a rarely seen, unofficial 39-star flag with a beautiful medallion of triple circular wreaths of dancing stars and stars in each quadrant. Flag could not be in better condition appearing unused. 39-star and 40-star flags commemorating the Dakota’s are both considered rare. SIZE: Flag: 15-1/2″ x 10-1/2″. Frame: 23-1/4″ x 18-1/4″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Excellent as archivally framed. 51371-18 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2077

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2078

JOHN HALEY BELLAMY (Portsmouth, New Hampshire-Kittery, Maine, 1836-1914) CARVED & PAINTED EAGLE PLAQUE BEARING A “DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP” BANNER.

The eagle painted in white with red & blue lettering on the banner. SIZE: 8-1/2″ h x 26″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Some loss to blue paint, otherwise very good. 51398-34 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2078

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2079

JOHN HALEY BELLAMY (Portsmouth, New Hampshire-Kittery, Maine, 1836-1914) CARVED & PAINTED EAGLE PLAQUE BEARING A “DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP” BANNER.

The eagle painted in gold with a red, white & blue lettering on the banner having letters in blue with red highlights. SIZE: 8-1/2″ h x 26″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 51398-31 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2079

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2080

JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (American/English 1817-1894) “VIEW OF RYDE AND PIER, ISLE OF WIGHT, OPPOSITE PORTSMOUTH.”.

Depicting a two masted sailboat cruising past a bouy towards several sailboats on the right with the Isle of Wight Ryde Pier in the background. The seas are choppy and the sky has a looming gray cloud above the larger vessel. Oil on panel, housed in an elaborate carved giltwood frame, signed lower right “J.E, Buttersworth”, inscribed in pencil with title on verso and bears Godel and Company Fine Art label affixed to panel with inventory number GC-3072. SIZE: 7″ x 18″. Overall 13″ x 24″. PROVENANCE: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Watson Jr.; By descent to Private New York Collector; Godel & Co. Fine Art, New York; Sotheby’s December 4, 2013 sale Lot 1; Acquired by our consignors family being a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, with scattered retouch along top edge. 51398-10 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2080

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2081

JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (American, 1817-1894) “SCHOONER YACHT “WANDERER” OFF BELEM CASTLE-TAGUS RIVER”.

Oil on board nautical scene shows a two-mast yacht in full sail with thirteen figures aboard sailing right to left. A large three-mast galleon is in full sail sailing towards viewer. A three-mast tall ship off right land flies American flag. Other boats are seen on horizon. A castle with flags is seen on left side. All under a pink and light blue sky. Signed lower right “J E Buttersworth”. Housed in an antique gesso decorated gilt frame with gilt title and artist plaque. On verso is a Roger King, Newport, Rhode Island, gallery label. SIZE: 8″ x 13″. Overall 15-1/2″ x 20-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, some very small spot touch-up. 51398-9 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2081

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2082
Revised: 2/8/2017

Please Note: Under closer inspection it appears that there is a faint signature lower right which is illegible, however it appears to read “Smith”.

UNSIGNED (American, Last half of the 19th Century) COASTAL SCENE DEPICTING NAVAL ACADEMY OR YACHT CLUB.

Oil on wood panel scene shows a three-story white building with green shutters having a large porch with several people on the porch. A smaller building is to the left with people and a tall flagpole with American flag and gold eagle finial. The shoreline has a road with white picket fence and three cannons serviced by two men in military outfits. The well kept lawn reaches along the dock with boat house topped with an Indian princess holding a bow & arrow. In the foreground in a single mast sailboat and a three-person rowboat. At the end of the dock is a single-mast sailboat with two figures. In the distance is a sidewheel coastal steamer and several sails. NOTE: This painting was found in the Tiverton, Rhode Island area and was thought to be a depiction somewhere along the Newport/New Bedford coast. It is also possible that it shows a military academy on the Maryland coast. More research is needed to pinpoint the actual location as there are a number of landmarks that should be recorded. NOTE: The detailed rendering in this painting is reminiscent of James E. Buttersworth and C H Gifford’s work. SIZE: 6″ x 12-3/4″. Overall: 11-1/4″ x 18″. CONDITION: Original, untouched condition, tack holes in corners. 51319-13 (6,000-12,000) – Lot 2082

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2083

AMERICAN FLAG WEATHERVANE.

First half of the 20th Century. Sheet copper with cutout stars, having nice old, worn painted surface. Adjoining mounting rod with brass ball finial. Accompanied by a museum wall mount. SIZE: Overall: 32″ h x 35″. CONDITION: Few small minor dents, otherwise very good. 51331-15 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2083

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2084

FINE GROUP OF SIX DIFFERENT 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN FLAGS ALL WITH MATCHING FRAMES.

All flags in this group are printed and all are in fine condition with great aesthetics. 1) 44-star “Drum” design canton with star configurations 6-8-8-8-8-6. This flag commemorates the state of Wyoming and was official 1891-96. 2) 46-star “Drum” design canton with star configurations 7-8-8-8-8-7. This flag commemorates the state of Oklahoma and was official starting in 1908. 3) 45-star staggered pattern commemorating the state of Utah which was official 1896-1908. 4) The earliest flag is a 39-star commemorating North Dakota in 1889. The canton is in a wave pattern of columns 7-6-7-6-7-6. Two different sized stars along with column height make this flag look like it’s waving in the breeze. 5) 42-star flag commemorating state of Washington 1889-1890. The canton is an unusual staggered pattern of 6 rows of 7 stars. 6) 46-star flag commemorating state of Oklahoma and was official 1908-1912 and measures. SIZE: Flags: 1) 20″ x 13″. 2) 14-3/4″ x 19-1/2″. 3) 17-1/4″ x 26-1/2″. 4) 17-1/2″ x 33-1/2″. 5) 18″ x 34-1/2″. 6). about 24″ x 35″. Frames: 1 & 2) 20″ x 26″. 3) 24″ x 30″. 4, 5 & 6) 25-1/2″ x 38″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Overall all flags are fine. The 39 star flag has light staining and light yellowing with iron rust from nail holes where it was attached at hoist. Frags were not removed from frames, but otherwise all appear very good and above average. 51371-28 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2084

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2085

GROUP OF SEVEN LATE 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN FLAGS, ALL FRAMED.

Flags in this group range from 38 star to 45 star representing different designs of cantons and configurations. Six of the flags are framed identically, only the first flag in this lot is framed with a different frame. 1) 38-star flag commemorating the state of Colorado. Printed on a cotton blend with rich patina. Canton in 6-7-6-6-7-6 configuration. 2) 42-star flag commemorating the state of Washington, 1889-1890. Printed on polished cotton. Canton consists of six rows of seven upside down stars. 3) 42-star flag commemorating the state of Washington, 1889-1890. Printed on cotton. 4) 44-star flag commemorating the state of Wyoming, 1891-1896. Canton is in the desirable “drum” design with star configuration 6-8-8-8-8-6. Printed on silk. 5) 45-star flag printed on polished cotton commemorating the state of Utah, 1896. Canton is unusual with straight rows of upright stars with configuration of 7-8-8-8-8-6. 6) 45-star flag which was official for the state of Utah from 1896-1908. Configuration 8-7-8-7-7-8. Printed on polished cotton. 7) 45-star flag commemorating state of Utah with staggered pattern of six rows of upright stars 8-7-8-7-8-7. Printed on glazed cotton. SIZE: Flags: 1) 28″ x 24″. 2) 24″ x 17-3/4″. 3) 12″ x 16-1/2″. 4) 20″ x 13″. 5) 27-3/4″ x 18″. 6) 20″ x 11-1/2″. 7) 26-1/2″ x 17-1/4″. Frames: 1) 39″ x 27″. 2) 30″ x 24″. 3) 21-1/2″ x 18″. 4) 38″ x 25-3/4″. 5) 38″ x 25-3/4″. 6) 30″ x 24″. 7) 25-1/2″ x 20″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: 1) Fractured especially around fly, probably missing about 1/4 field from the fly giving the appearance of an almost square flag which is quite appealing. 2) Very good overall. Some yellowing and light staining. 3) Very good. Appears almost unused, but there is a small tear on bottom red stripe at the fly. 4) Vibrant colors with some fracturing and cracks that do not effect aesthetics, especially near hoist. 5) Overall very good with some old rolled stain marks. 6) Very good overall. 7) Very good. 51371-29 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2085

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2086

RARE 45-STAR MEDALLION FLAG COMMEMORATING THE STATE OF UTAH, 1896.

Printed on cotton and framed. Canton shows triple circular wreaths of dancing stars surrounding a single star with additional stars in each quadrant. This flag was official from 1896-1908 and like other medallion patterns of this era is rare. SIZE: Flag: 34-1/2″ x 17-1/2″. Frame: 29-3/4″ x 23-3/4″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall. Minor fraying. A few small separations with bright colors. 51371-22 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2086

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2087

RARE 44-STAR MEDALLION AMERICAN FLAG COMMEMORATING THE STATE OF WYOMING, 1891.

Printed cotton. Canton is a triple wreath of concentric stars, surrounding a single upside down star with a single star found in each quadrant. This is not a commonly found flag, and it is actually quite scarce in this configuration as most 44s are found with conventional rows of stars. SIZE: Flag: 23-1/4″ x 31″. Frame: 25-3/4″ x 38″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good overall, good colors, soiling and staining. Some reductions and tearing at hoist, probably damage occurred when removed from haft. 51371-21 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2087

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2088

RARE 44-STAR “BEEHIVE” DESIGN AMERICAN FLAG COMMEMORATING THE STATE OF WYOMING, 1891.

Printed on glazed cotton and framed. The unusual canton is in the 7-6-6-6-6-7 configuration which forms a stylized beehive. The beehive pattern is a rarity in flag collecting. This pattern is known on a handful of parade flag in other star counts. The resemblance of the pattern to a beehive appears quite intentional as even the skewed corner stars seem to represent bees flying outside the hive. Less than 10 beehive patterns in any star configuration are known to this cataloger. This flag was official between 1891 and 1896. SIZE: Flag: 19-1/4″ x 36″. Frame: 26″ x 38″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Good overall with fraying, especially at hoist. Staining and some loss of dyes, but overall an aesthetically pleasing rarity. 51371-30 (800-1,200) – Lot 2088

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2089

RARE 40-STAR AMERICAN LARGE PARADE FLAG COMMEMORATING SOUTH DAKOTA, 1889.

Printed on polished cotton. Dancing stars in canton are in configuration 7-6-7-7-6-7. This is a very attractive flag that has been well preserved with great colors and aesthetics. SIZE: Flag: 17-1/2″ x 12″. Frame: 26″ x 20″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall. Other than wrinkles and folds, flag is fine with good colors. 51371-19 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2089

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2090

RARE, UNOFFICIAL 42-STAR US CAVALRY GUIDON, CIRCA 1890.

Printed on cotton, archivally framed. Stenciled in center of field are crossed sabers with designations for Company A, 2nd US Cavalry. These flags are thought to have been special ceremonial flags used at Ft. Sheridan or at the Presidio in San Francisco in dress parades. Regardless, few have ever surfaced and they are all of the same configuration with different cavalry units. 42-stars were official for only two years, 1889-1891. SIZE: Flag: 18-1/2″ x 24″. Frame: 24-1/4″ x 29-3/4″. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall. Flag shows little use. Stenciled cavalry markings have faded, other colors are vivid with a few small holes and light stained areas. 51371-20 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2090

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2091

IMPORTANT AND RARE PAIR OF CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL GLOBES BY JOHN SENEX (1678 – 1740).

Circa 1715, England. Each 8-3/4″ diameter tabletop globe mounted on its original baluster and ring turned stand. The terrestrial globe with cartouche bordered in foliage and drapery, a pair of classical figures seated beneath, and inscribed “A NEW GLOBE OF YE EARTH Corrected from the observations communicated to the ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON and the ROYAL ACADEMY OF PARIS By JOHN SENEX. Sold by J. Senex at the globe against St. Dunstons Church in Fleet Street. London 1715“. The globe mounted within a brass meridian fitted to the medial stand. With this version the “Isle De California” is depicted as an island running the length of the North American continent. The Pacific ocean is included with “THE GREAT SOUTH SEA” or “MAR DEIZUR”. Present day Australia is outlined as only a partial continent and labeled “NEW HOLLAND”. The globe is comprised of twelve engraved and decorated gores. The celestial globe similarly mounted on a conforming stand with brass meridian. This globe is lavishly decorated with all of the constellations. In the northern hemisphere Pegasus is depicted as a detailed winged horse, the constellation of Ursa Major is depicted by a large bear in close proximity to Leo Major and Leo Minor depicted as two male lions, Lobster nebula is realistically depicted. The southern hemisphere is dominated by a large Viking ship for the constellation Argo Navis and by the constellation Cetus depicted as a large sea monster with coiling finned tail. The constellation Sagittarius depicted by a Centaur with drawn bow. The globe is comprised of twelve engraved and decorated gores. SIZE: Overall 14″ t x 13-1/2″ diameter (stand). PROVENANCE: In the history provided by the current owner, this pair of globes was originally owned by Edward Holyoke (1689 – 1769) Ninth President of Harvard College. They were then gifted to his son Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728 – 1829) in 1746 upon his graduation from Harvard College. The globes were then gifted to his grandson Joshua Holyoke Ward (1776 – 1840) in the year 1820. Affixed to one of the globe stands is an old paper label, partially legible, inscribed with the date “1746”, “To J. H. Ward in 1820”. The globes then passed by descent through the Holyoke-Nichols family to the present owner. CONDITION: The terrestrial globe with overall soiling, darkening of varnish commensurate with 300 years of age, 2″ diameter puncture hole in the northeast quadrant of North America resulting to damage of interior plaster, although the paper of two gores is torn as a result of the damage it appears much of the paper still exists within the depression. There is a line of abraded surface corresponding with 45 degree longitude resulting from friction with the brass meridian. Spot areas of loss at abrasion at Equator and along the line of 50 degrees south. The stand with aforementioned paper label is mostly intact but with extensive paper loss to median shelf. The Celestial globe with a 5-1/2″ horizontal crack along the Equator terminating in a 1″ diameter concussion damage. Within this area is 1/2″ loss to globe surface and plaster with additional cracked plaster and split paper around the perimeter. The entire surface with soiling and darkened varnish and with spot abrasions and spot paper loss throughout, estimated at 2% of the overall surface. Brass meridian intact and functional. The stand missing two sections of the median shelf at opposing ends, each approximately 8″ in length with significant loss to paper surface. Both globes and corresponding stands have original untouched surfaces, the stands now with nearly opaque patina. The globes darkened by age as noted. Please refer to detail photographs of areas with most significant damage. In our opinion both globes can be professionally restored to a significant degree. 51018-1 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 2091

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2092

RARE AND FINE 1ST EDITION FOLDING POCKET MAP OF TEXAS, OREGON AND CALIFORNIA, 1846 MADE BY REQUEST OF BRIGHAM YOUNG FOR EARLY MORMON SETTLERS.

Very important and early hand-colored map. Map is in relatively fine condition, as is binding with gilt title and accompanying text. University of Tulsa McFarlin Library describes an identical copy in its collection with map’s history. “Augustus Mitchell of Philadelphia was one of the most successful and prolific commercial map makers of the middle part of the 19th century. The high regard his maps held was evidenced by Brigham Young’s desire to obtain a Mitchell map before he led his Mormon followers west to Utah in April, 1847. Seeking the best available maps of the Rocky Mountain area, he wrote to Joseph A. Stratton of St. Louis: “I want you to bring me one half dozen of Mitchell’s new map of Texas, Oregon, and California and the regions adjoining, or his accompaniment to the same for 1846, or rather the latest edition and best map of all the Indian countries in North America; the pocket maps are the best for our use.” Young’s party did secure their Mitchell maps. Mormon emigrant Albert Carrington’s diary makes note of his arrival at a Great Plains stream, concluding it was “supposed to be the Wood River of Mitchell’s map.” Brigham Young’s request for Mitchell’s map underscores its importance, popularity and why it was published in a large edition; it is a fine example of the pocket maps of the day. It was combined with a forty-six page booklet bound within a small leather folder labeled Texas, Oregon and California which described the area mapped in detail. Within the folder were an additional eight pages advertising the many maps available through Mitchell’s “Map Establishment.” The lower left hand corner of the map notes the “Emigrant Route from Missouri to Oregon” and was certainly of great interest and use to Americans who dreamed of going west. A table notes the “reputed distances of the chief points of interest on the route” between Westport, Missouri and Oregon City. The flood of American emigrants to the Pacific Northwest, encouraged by what they must have seen and read into Mitchell’s map, assured the United States victory in the demographic contest for the area. Printed on the very eve of the Mexican War, Mitchell’s map by title alone promotes the idea that the republic’s ambition was to become a transcontinental nation stretching west to the Pacific. Texas, annexed as the 28th state in 1845, is shown with its Texas sized land claims extending as far north as the 42nd parallel into present day Wyoming and west to the Rio Grande. In addition to Texas and the Oregon Country, Mitchell’s map also suggests what the spoils of the coming war might add to the nation; Upper or New California for settlement and colonization. The far west is shown as “almost” a part of the nation. This was the promise James K. Polk had made to the nation in his 1844 presidential campaign. The Mexican War would make Polk’s promise and the idea of Manifest Destiny a reality by 1848, adding nearly half of Mexico’s territory to the United States”. Reference: Howes M685; Wheat 520; Streeter 2511. SIZE: 22-3/4″ x 21″. CONDITION: Scuffing at edges and spine of binding, pages of text collated and complete within papers. Folding map is intact with good colors, some cracking at folds, foxing and acid burn. Accompanying 1874 10 cent fractional note used as bookmark is good with small reductions and stains. 50983-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2092

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2093

FINE QUEEN ANNE CHERRY BONNET TOP HIGHBOY.

Connecticut River Valley, circa 1750 – 1775. The lower case with tall fluid cabriole legs, with boldly hocked pad feet and intact under disks. The arcaded skirt with drop pendants. The drawer arrangement consists of a full width drawer over three box drawers, the center drawer with well carved fan with half spheres incised out of the perimeter of the rays. The upper case drawer carving and arrangement corresponds to the lower case. Below the upper tier of drawers are four levels of graduated full width drawers. The upper case with syma scrolled bonnet top with three plinths with urn and flame finials. A unified and well crafted design with pleasing proportions. SIZE: 88″ h overall to top of center finial. Lower case: 38-5/8″ w x 18-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Restored. Overall good, retains original brass, finials older replacements, some age cracks to sides of both cases, tymphanum, sheeting boards of the bonnet top. Some additional nails in drawers, lip repairs, and possible replacement of one or more knee blocks. The surface has an amalgam of old finish with very dark 20th century over-finish. The dark outer finish makes it difficult to determine the extent of probable restoration which could be significant. Some drawer guides in lower case replaced. 51398-21 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2093

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2094

ANTIQUE SAROUK ORIENTAL CARPET, WEST CENTRAL PERSIA.

Late 19th/early 20th century. The bold scrolled arabesque medallion in shades of light brown and pale green with terracotta highlights on a midnight blue ground with rows of dense polychrome floral trellis work within deeply scrolled floral vinery spandrels in colors matching the center medallion all within a terracotta main border of scrolling floral vinery alternating with floral filled urns within multiple polychrome guard borders. SIZE: 12′ 10″ x 19′ 10″. CONDITION: This fine example with overall wear. The foundation visible in several areas. Carpet retains vibrant palette. Faded staining along one third of long edge in medallion, light soiling throughout. 51321-2 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2094

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2095

CHIPPENDALE BOLD REVERSE SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Massachusetts possibly Newburyport, circa 1770 – 1785. With particularly bold claw and ball feet, well scrolled knee returns and fan carved drop pendant at center. A superior compact Chippendale chest with deeply shaped and well graduated drawers. The generous molded overhung top and exceptional carved Chippendale base make this an appealing example. Birch with white pine secondary woods. SIZE: 33-1/2″ h x 36″ w x 18-5/8″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Generally good, retains some of its original mahoganized red finish, one side knee block missing and one replaced proper left side. Brasses appropriate replacements. Some age checks to sides and re-nailing to back boards. 51398-4 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2095

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2096

WELL APPOINTED CHINESE CHIPPENDALE CARVED GILT WOOD AND GESSO MIRROR.

Late 18th early 19th century, England. The oval beveled mirror plate within a molded surround edged in flattened pierced leaf tips framed by C-scrolled molded elements, many with secondary mirror plates, flanked by stylistic trees, each mounted with a fanciful Phoenix. The shoulders carved with tropical plants centering a secondary mirror plate mounted within C-scrolls and foliate plaque. The crest fashioned in the form of a pagoda with peaked roof and four faceted supports, centering a conifer. The roof with suspended bells. SIZE: Approximately 70″ t x 41″ w. CONDITION: Frame retains original mirror glass, carved elements all original, with old gilded surface. Minor professional restoration throughout with some re-gilding. Very good overall. 51348-48 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2096

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2097

WILLARD’S MAHOGANY PATENT BANJO CLOCK.

Early 19th century, Massachusetts. Of typical form with brass eagle finial above the iron enameled dial with Arabic numeral chapter ring mounted with barbed hands, the dial mounted with three fasteners. The throat with brass sidearms and original throat glass inscribed “Willards Patent” in gilt lettering, joined to the box base, the door with string inlaid frame, the eglomise panel with chariot and rider. The unmarked brass movement filaster bolted with T-bridge and dead beat escapement. Offered with finial, winder, pendulum, and weight. For a similar example, see “Willard’s Patent Timepieces by Paul Foley” plate 66, page 30. SIZE: 35″ h x 10″ w. PROVENANCE: The clock a gift from Arthur Cutts Willard to the grandmother of the present owner. CONDITION: Case is in good condition, finial, convex glass, eglomise panels and dial original. Weight and pendulum original, side arms replaced, movement cleaned, eglomise panels with minor paint loss, good overall. 51189-2 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2097

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2098

FINE QUEEN ANNE EASY CHAIR.

Second quarter 18th century, New England. Mahogany wing chair with raked over-upholstered back joined to ogival wings continuing to out-swept rolled arms centering the trapezoidal seat fitted with cushion above the conforming seat rail with round front, raised on frontal cabriole legs with shaped returns terminating in round platform pad feet. The rear legs back-swept. Now covered in celadon green damask. The seat brass tacked. SIZE: 44″ h of back x 16″ h of seat x 34″ w. CONDITION: The frame of maple and pine secondary woods is tight. Rosehead nail corner blocks appear early, if not original with minor secondary wood upholsterer’s repairs. Very good to excellent condition. 51331-22 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2098

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2099

QUEEN ANNE MAPLE CHEST-ON-FRAME.

Circa 1760, New Hampshire. Constructed as a chest of six graduated full width drawers, beautifully dovetailed at all corners including the case, which rests on a truly superior Queen Anne frame having cabriole legs, out swept pad feet with intact under pads, and a medial drop. SIZE: 59-1/2″ h 40″ w overall. Case 36″ w x 20″ d. CONDITION: Good, retains old surface and unmistakable originality, lip repair to bottom drawer. 51317-1 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2099

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2100

VERY FINE DIMINUTIVE QUEEN ANNE LOWBOY.

Circa 1760, Connecticut River Valley. An early example in cherrywood, with fluid lines, and of compact size. The overhanging molded top with notched corners, above a pleasing complement of drawers, arranged as two short drawers over three box drawers; the center lower drawer blocked-and-carved with a refined shell with crescent carved perimeter. The apron blocked below the shell drawer with a cupid’s bow lower edge at center, flanked by graceful cyma lobes. The apron on the case sides repeating the fluid cupid’s bow, adding interest and corresponding to the corner profile of the notched top. The apron flowing in to sweeping cabriole legs with creased knees and outswept pad feet with under pads. The split top drawer and small brass borings are consistent with an early date. Cherrywood with pine secondary. Brasses replaced. SIZE: 31″ h x 29″ w x 17″ d. CONDITION: Very good, with great color and old refinish. Some pocket screws added in addition to original wooden pins securing top, all knee returns and drawer lips appear original. 51319-10 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2100

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2101

CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY SHELL INLAID LOOKING GLASS.

Late 18th century, probably England. The rectangular mirror plate within a molded gilt slip within a mahogany frame with contrasting string inlaid border beneath the arched crest inlaid with large shell patera. The cresting with detailed scroll work above similarly carved ears. The pendant apron with deeply carved scrolling edge flanked by elongated scrolled volutes. SIZE: 41-1/2″ t x 21″ w. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth, ME, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Mirror plate appears original and blued with foxing. Mahogany frame retains good polished surface with minimal damage. Inlay original. Backboard is original but reset. Early braces on crest to retard warping and to stabilize crack beneath inlay. Ears have been replaced as have tips of some scrolled elements. These were professionally done sometime ago, otherwise good. 51412-78 (600-900) – Lot 2101

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2102

CHIPPENDALE WALNUT CARD TABLE.

Circa 1775, New York City Environs, New York, or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The card table having a full width drawer, gadrooned skirt moulding, cabriole legs with undulating carved shells on the knees, and bold ball-and-talon feet. High-grade walnut; oak fly rail; pine and poplar secondary woods. Retaining original hardware. SIZE: 28″ h x 36″ w x 16″ d. CONDITION: Very good condition, having good color and maintained historic finish. 51318-1 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 2102

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2103

JOHN BREWSTER JR (American, 1766-1854) HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN.

An oil on canvas depicting a gentleman seated with his left hand tucked into his jacket. His blue eyes gaze at the viewer with his hair swept forward in the Napoleonic fashion of the early 19th century. The background is rendered in flat grays and browns. Portrait is housed in an early 20th century giltwood frame with Child’s Gallery label affixed to foam core backing. Inscribed in pencil on stretcher. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. Overall 34-3/4″ x 30″. CONDITION: Good restored condition, minor retouch in background, small areas of retouch in gentleman face (two horizontal cracks restored), canvas buckle 51335-12 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2103

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2104

ATTRIBUTED TO ROYALL BREWSTER SMITH (American, 1801-1855) PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN GRAY DRESS.

Unsigned oil on canvas bust length portrait depicting a woman wearing a gray dress with jewelery including a beaded necklace, earrings and a ring. The woman’s flesh tone and dark upswept hair contrast with the gradated pink background. Her left arm is resting on the back of her chair while she holds a pink purse. Housed in a modern giltwood frame. SIZE: 25″ x 19-1/4″. Overall 28-1/2″ x 23-2/4. CONDITION: Very good with minor touch up. 51335-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2104

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2105

EXTREMELY RARE & IMPORTANT HORSE & RIDER WEATHERVANE BY J. HOWARD & CO.

Third quarter of the 19th Century. Molded cast zinc & copper. Depicting a gentleman with long coat having top hat holding a riding crop atop a prancing horse. Applied copper mane and other intricate original applied copper details. Zinc having a beautifully worn whitened surface with very little traces of yellow sizing around the bridle. Beautiful original verdigris copper surface. Mounted on its original iron mounting bar. Signed & stamped on body “Made by J. Howard & Co. West Bridgewater, Mass”. Accompanied by a museum stand. Additionally, it is accompanied by an original pencil drawing (owned by our consignor) of Emerson Point, showing the weathervane on the well house, rendered by the famous maritime artist, John Moll, of Oxford Maryland, commissioned by Lucy Kennedy Miller, maternal grandmother of our consignor, and presented as his gift from the family to the next fortunate owner of this historic item. REFERENCE: This exceptional weathervane was located on the well house at Emerson Point, in Maryland, on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay (see image). Emerson Point was owned by William Hambleton and this property was figured significantly in the life of Frederick Douglass. Douglass was never a slave on this land, however he was such on Thomas Auld’s plantation near St. Michaels and on other plantations in the area. William Hambleton’s daughter, Rowena Hambleton, was married to Thomas Auld, Douglass’ slavemaster at the time – after Auld’s first wife Lucretia, passed away. William Hambleton gave one of his finest horses as wedding present to Thomas Auld. In Douglass’ autobiographical book, “My Bondage and My Freedom”, he references this: ” One of my greatest faults, or offenses, was that of letting his horse get away, and go down to the farm belonging to his father-in-law. The animal had a liking for that farm, with which I fully sympathized. Whenever I let it out, it would go dashing down the road to Mr. Hamilton’s, as if going on a grand frolic. My horse gone, of course I must go after it. The explanation of our mutual attachment to the place is the same; the horse found there good pasturage, and I found there plenty of bread. Mr. Hamilton had his faults, but starving his slaves was not among them. He gave food, in abundance, and that, too, of an excellent quality. In Mr. Hamilton’s cook, Aunt Mary, I found a most generous and considerate friend. She never allowed me to go there without giving me bread enough to make good the deficiencies of a day or two”, and further stated “Master Thomas at last resolved to endure my behavior no longer; he could keep neither me nor his horse, we liked so well to be at his father-in-law’s farm”. Regarding Emerson Point, Douglass’ first escape attempt involved preparations to steal one of William Hambleton’s log canoes on that property, and though he and his co-conspirators laid their paddles and food the night before the planned escape near the old wharf there (the remnants of which are to this day still visible), he was betrayed and was marched off to prison after being approached and questioned by Mr. Hambleton. On the property is a graveyard including the grave of Rowena Hambleton Auld, her parents, some of the Dawsons & the Jenkins children from a neighboring plantations. Emerson Point and its graveyard have been listed as a historical site in the Maryland Historical Trust Survey. SIZE: 28″ h x 27″ l. PROVENANCE: As provided to us based on our consignor’s research and personal knowledge of such: Purchased, installed & owned at Emerson Point, MD by William Hambleton (lineal heir of William Hambleton Sr. of Scotland, born circa 1636 & original owner of Emerson Point by deed circa 1659, granted by Cecil, Lord Baltimore), 1783 to 1855; Maintained at Emerson Point by the Seth Family, Circa 1893 to 1928; Purchased as a part of the sale of Emerson Point (noted on old maps as “Seth Point”) from the Seth Family in 1928 by Lucy Kennedy Miller (famous suffragette and leader of the Woman Suffrage Party, and the first president of the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters) and John Oliver Miller, and maintained by them at Emerson Point through 1964; Maintained at Emerson Point from 1964 to 2007 by Eliza Miller (daughter of Lucy Kennedy Miller & John Oliver Miller); Ceded by will to our consignor, (nephew & Sister-son to Eliza Miller) in 2007.; Maintained by our consignor from 2007 to 2012 at Emerson Point (under ownership of said Emerson Point property); Removed from Emerson Point by our consignor in 2012 and since then retained by our consignor. CONDITION: Top of top hat restored, restored & replaced tail. Otherwise untouched and in remarkably beautiful condition. 51004-1 (60,000-80,000) – Lot 2105

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2106

HORSE & JOCKEY WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO CUSHING & WHITE WALTHAM, MASS.

Last quarter of the 19th Century. Copper with cast head on horse & jockey. Old worn surface revealing white primer & gold leaf surface having traces of verdigris. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 16″ h x 29″ l. CONDITION: Minor bb dents and solder seam separation on tail. Otherwise very good. 51335-4 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2106

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2107

LARGE GAME COCK WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO HARRIS & CO.

Boston, Last quarter of the 19th Century. Repousse copper & cast zinc. Large standing game cock with a good weathered surface. Stand not included. SIZE: 29-1/4″ h x 28″ l. CONDITION: Old repaired bullet holes, dents and tail seam resoldered, solder seam repair to neck. Otherwise very good. 51319-7 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2107

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2108

ANTIQUE HERIZ CARPET, NORTH PERSIA.

Late 19th/early 20th century. The central arabesque medallion with stepped and crenelated borders in midnight blue centering an ivory medallion with saz leaf borders on a madder red field with geometric leaf and floral design within asymmetrical blue/gray spandrels with stylized floral and Phoenix designs. The pale blue main border with bold florettes alternating with saz leaf design. SIZE: 11′ 9″ x 14′ 9″. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: The rug with wear to foundation overall but retaining good color and clear design. There is a hole approximately 2″ in diameter at one end of rug at serrated end edge of medallion. Foundation wear most notable in opposing end of medallion along majority of width in field. Fringe loss at both ends of rug. Light to moderate soiling throughout. This carpet retains very good potential for restoration and remains reasonably supple. 51412-73 (600-900) – Lot 2108

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2109

QUEEN ANNE TRANSITIONAL MAHOGANY BLOCKFRONT BUREAU TABLE.

Circa 1750, Massachusetts. A rare and choice example made of high grade Santo Domingo figured mahogany by a gifted craftsman, probably in Salem Massachusetts. The proportions and resolution of concave and convex blocking are appealing features of this kneehole desk. The combination of the medial frieze drawer with drop and central cabinet with tombstone panel, coupled with the drop pendant and scrolling of the bracket base, present a particularly beautiful and unified design. The simple Queen Anne brasses appear to be the original hardware and coupled with the side undermolds for top (now missing) predict date before 1770. SIZE: 29-3/4″ h x 33″ w (case dimensions) x 19-3/8″ d (case dimensions. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Generally good condition. Lock to full width drawer missing and lock to cabinet door replaced. Repairs to hinges of cabinet. Originally top had side moldings below like many blockfront chests and particularly bureau tables. This is an early example piece feature and originally very often they are missing as is the case with this piece. There remain scribe lines and witness marks from their presence. Interior central well with some 19th century wallpaper (not hiding anything). Base with obvious signs of casters having been applied and later removed. A variety of “make do” repairs to stabilize various foot components with glue, screws, and nails, as is usually the case with bureau tables. The only replaced tissue that is obvious in base is a small 1/2″ thick piece of pine where the rear brace meets the floor. However, there are numerous screws, nails, and re-gluing is obvious. The bottom of the chest is composed of two pine boards which is somewhat unusual but the dust board for the full width drawer is composed of identical tissue and was unquestionably original as well. Overall, this bureau table has a high degree of integrity and retains a pleasing historic surface. One key present. 51398-27 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2109

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2110

UNSIGNED (Chinese School, 1775-1900) HONG KONG HARBOR, CIRCA 1865.

Outstanding oil on canvas panoramic view of Hong Kong Harbor with many ships from different nations, all in a tranquil harbor with the city of Hong Kong as a backdrop with large mountains. All under a blue sky, pink horizon & white clouds. This example uniquely shows several ships with sails up, including an American clipper in the heart of the port. Three British ensigns are visible to the right with another American at anchor, while a variety of other European flags are visible to the left and on the headland buildings. The signal tower is in place atop Victoria Peak, and the larger estates rise on the peak’s lower foothill elevations. Housed in an appropriate Chinese style modern frame branded “Richard Tobey Los Angeles”, having title plaque. Retaining a Vallejo Gallery label on verso. One of the finer examples that we have had the pleasure of offering. SIZE: 17-1/2″ x 30″. Overall: 24-3/4″ x 37″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good with fine craquelure, lined, inpainting to craquelure areas. 51398-20 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 2110

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2111

RARE SET OF FOUR MINIATURE CHINESE EXPORT WATERCOLORS.

Mid 19th century. The small watercolors on Pith paper. The four are housed in pairs in matching modern frames with mats. The first pair include an image looking across Hong Kong harbor filled with western ships at anchor, below which a watercolor depicting the factories of Canton with the American flag off building in center. The second pair have the top example depicting Boca Tigris with several junks and an island in the distance with a fort on top, the watercolor below depicts Macao with winding shore lined with buildings. SIZE: Sight size of each 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″. Overall 7″ x 5-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Generally very good, Boca w/c has upper left corner separation. 51398-12 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2111

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2112

RARE AND FINE BELL-METAL POSNET BY LAWRENCE LANGWORTHY (1692-1739), NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND.

This rare example raised on three canted semi-circular legs, the deep round bowl joined to a triangular pinched half-round tapering handle. The handle clearly marked with the makers last name. *NOTE* A similar example sold at Christie’s New York, sale 2635, January 2012, lot #174. SIZE: 7-1/2″ t x 8″ dia. Overall 17″ l to handle. PROVENANCE: This Posnet was discovered in Castine where it was being used to humidify the air while sitting on a woodstove. CONDITION: Structurally very good with normal and expected wear and pitting, the underside of the posnet base etched with an old identification number. The interior with water calcification. Otherwise very good. 51462-1 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2112

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2113

FINE AARON WILLARD MAHOGANY SHELF CLOCK.

First quarter 19th century, Boston, Massachusetts. The bonnet with pierced fretwork centering the reeded pillar with three brass spire urn turned finials. The door with shaped molded edge, the glass panel conforming to the enamel dial with Arabic numeral chapter ring and seconds dial. Above the inscription “Aaron Willard, BOSTON.” within a delicate gilt scrolling cartouche. The eight day unmarked brass movement weight driven and mounted on original seat board. The box base of good figured mahogany with contrasting string inlays within a cross-banded border on a molded base with ogee bracket feet. SIZE: 34″ t x 14-1/4″ w x 6-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Fretwork and finials appear original. Movement has been cleaned and restored. Dial and hands original. Pendulum original. Weight a possible replacement. Very good overall. 51398-38 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2113

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2114

MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE BLOCKED END SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Massachusetts, 1765-1785. A rare, desirable and diminutive example with pleasing proportions and high grade mahogany. The drawer graduation and potent shaping to drawer fronts is echoed in the base molding, conforming top, and cockbeaded case. The cast brass hardware in original holes and possibly original. Highly companionable with another example being offered in this sale. SIZE: Case: 31-1/2″ h x 33″ w x 18-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Good with historic old surface, some cracks to foot facings, rear vertical glue blocks missing, locks present, case sides and top appear to be single boards, side carry handles possibly added. 51398-22 (8,000-15,000) – Lot 2114

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2115

MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE BLOCKED END SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Massachusetts, 1765-1785. A rare, desirable and diminutive example with pleasing proportions and high grade mahogany. The drawer graduation and potent shaping to drawer fronts is echoed in the base molding, conforming top, and cockbeaded case. The cast brass hardware in original holes and possibly original. Highly companionable with another example being offered in this sale. SIZE: 31-3/4″ h x 33″ d x 19-5/8″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Good with old finish and hardware including locks. Restoration to base. Some foot facings with possible old restoration to lower 1″ or less, lower 2″ of backboard restored. 51398-55 (8,000-15,000) – Lot 2115

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2116

CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY PIECRUST TILT-TOP TEA TABLE.

Circa 1760-1785, Mid-Atlantic or Southern States. A fine example having a round cyma scrolled ‘eight-repeat’ piecrust top with a tip-and-turn birdcage mount, on a superior carved tripartite base. The shaft colonnade carved at the top, over a foliate carved ball with mid-rib and a scrolled top. The shaft waisted below the ball carving with a gadrooned ring above the legs. The legs of bold out-swept cabriole design, with shell and tassel carving on the knees, terminating in elongated claw-and-ball feet with well-defined talons. Figured mahogany with great color and maintained historic surface. REFERENCE: Sotheby’s Auctions. New York. “Important Americana – Chippendale Carved Mahogany Pie Crust Tilt-Top Tea Table, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Circa 1765.” (January 25, 2013) sale N08950, lot 412. Keno auctions. New York. “Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Robert Isbell – Chippendale Mahogany Tilt-Top Piecrust Tea Table” (January 22, 2013) lot 61. SIZE: Top 36″ d x 28″ h. CONDITION: Good condition, age cracks in top professionally repaired with butterflies on underside, replaced wedge for securing top. 51319-8 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2116

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2117

FINE FEDERAL GILT WOOD AND GESSO CONVEX MIRROR.

First quarter 19th century, probably American. The round convex mirror plate within a reeded ebony slip within a deep molded frame lined with spherules and molded guilloche gilt border flanked by single candle arms with cast brass candle cups. The crest with well detailed displayed eagle perched on rockwork, a chain of spherules suspended from its beak and joined to scrolling carved leaf tips to left and right. The base applied with gilt wood carved leaf tip pendant. SIZE: 48″ t x 30″ w. CONDITION: Very good overall, with original mirror plate, and with small areas of professional restoration to leaf tips with some re-gilding. 51348-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2117

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2118

ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN HALEY BELLAMY (Portsmouth, New Hampshire-Kittery, Maine, 1836-1914) CARVED & PAINTED EAGLE PLAQUE BEARING A “DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP” BANNER.

Carved and painted eagle has gold body and wings with painted shield in red, white and blue. A flagged banner in gray, blue, red and gold “Don’t Give Up The Ship”. REFERENCE: For similar eagle, see Christie’s Sale January 20th 2005, lot 278. SIZE: 10-1/2″ h x 28-1/2″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good with small nail hole at base of shield. 51398-33 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2118

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2119

ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN HALEY BELLAMY (Portsmouth, New Hampshire-Kittery, Maine, 1836-1914) CARVED & PAINTED EAGLE PLAQUE WITH BANNER.

Carved and painted eagle has gold body and wings with painted shield in red, white and blue. A flagged banner in gray, blue, red and gold. SIZE: 10″ h x 27″ l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Loss to gold, head appears to be reglued, various nail holes, uneven finish with repair to base edge. 51398-32 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2119

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2120

MONUMENTAL, RARE & IMPORTANT STANDING “MASHAMOQUET” INDIAN SHOOTING BOW & ARROW WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th/early 20th Century. Molded copper with cast zinc arrow head. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 51″ h x 41″ l. CONDITION: Old regilded surface with traces or verdigris. Minor dents, minor, old solder repairs, otherwise very good condition. 51335-3 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 2120

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2121

RARE SPORTSMAN DOG WEATHERVANE.

Last quarter of the 19th Century. Attributed to Thomas W. Jones, New York, NY. Molded copper. Accompanied by a museum stand. REFERENCE: Pate 8, No 98 in “Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Copper Weather Vanes and Emblematic Signs Manufactured by Thomas W. Jones”. SIZE: 13″ h x 33″ l. CONDITION: Several old bullet hole repairs with multiple bullet dents, as found, untouched verdigris surface. 51335-9 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2121

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2122

SETTER DOG WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO E.G. WASHBURN, NY, NY.

Last quarter of the 19th Century. Traces of original gilding & yellow sizing, verdigris surface. Two-piece flattened body form with applied sheet copper ears. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 32″ l x 16″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 51331-4 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2122

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2123

FINE CHIPPENDALE ROCOCO CARVED GILT WOOD MIRROR.

Last quarter 18th century, England. The mirror plate in two parts within a deeply carved foliate gilt wood frame. The C-scroll molded crest of pendant leaf tips with foliate ears extending upwards and angled towards the cresting. The frame sides additionally carved with oak leaves. SIZE: Overall 68″ t x 45″ w. CONDITION: Mirror retains original surface now age darkened. Proper right ear with loss to molded edges and additional leaf tip loss between ear and frame edge, some additional old leaf tip losses throughout. Plaster and gilding loss proper left side of frame at mid point, otherwise good. 51083-1 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2123

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2124

FINE ANTIQUE TABRIZ RUG, NORTH PERSIA.

Late 19th/early 20th century. The rug with overall Herati design on an ivory field within a sawtooth multiple borders centered by midnight blue spandrels with dense brick red floral sprigs. The main border of running dog design with connected medallions and vinery in ivory, blue, tan, and orange. SIZE: 3′ 2″ x 4′ 9″. PROVENANCE: Downeast Maine home, descendant of Knud Rasmussen, famous Danish arctic explorer whose “greatest achievement” was the massive Fifth Thule Expedition (1921–1924) being sold unreserved. CONDITION: The rug retains a soft yet rich palette with overall even wear, the ends with losses to fringe continuing into outer border. Rug remains supple. 51323-12 (500-1,000) – Lot 2124

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2125

TEKKE BOKHARA ORIENTAL RUG, NORTHEAST PERSIAN.

Early 20th century. Three rows of nine Turkoman guls on a brick red ground within a main border of ivory and blue/black star guls within multiple candy cane and tarantula devices. SIZE: 3′ 6″ x 4′ 6″. PROVENANCE: Downeast Maine home, descendant of Knud Rasmussen, famous Danish arctic explorer whose “greatest achievement” was the massive Fifth Thule Expedition (1921–1924) being sold unreserved. CONDITION: General even wear, area of wear showing foundation in one quadrant together with a line of foundation showing at mid point of rug. Colors remain strong and vibrant, some losses to end fringe and conforming guard borders, otherwise good. 51323-13 (500-700) – Lot 2125

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2126

SHIRVAN ORIENTAL RUG, SOUTH CAUCASUS.

Early 20th Century. With two rows of four leshgi stars alternating with clusters of polychrome flower heads on an iron brown ground within multiple ivory and rust guard borders centering a midnight blue main border of stylized flower heads and leaf decoration. SIZE: 3′ 7″ x 4′ 9″. CONDITION: With overall even wear, retaining good palette, some minor spot wear to foundation, otherwise good. 51376-9 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2126

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2127

THOMAS HOYNE (American, 1924-1989) “ELIZA ADAMS”.

Oil on Masonite nautical whaling scene shows the three mast whaling ship with partial sails up flying the American flag, broadside to the viewer sailing right to left. In the foreground is a whaling rowboat having one man with long harpoon, all on a greenish blue ocean under blue and white cloud sky with seagulls. Signed lower left and dated “1978”, housed in a fine carved silver gilt frame with title and artist plaque. According to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, this ship’s home port was Fairhaven, Massachusetts and worked in the 1840’s/50’s. REFERENCE: Illustrated on page 143 in”Wooden Ships and Iron Men, The Maritime Art of Thomas Hoyne” by Reese Palley and Marilyn Arnold Palley. A copy of this book accompanies this painting. SIZE: 22″ x 28″. Overall 28-1/4″ x 34-1/4″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-35 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2127

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2128

THOMAS HOYNE (American, 1924-1989) “SETTING THE JIB, THE PURITAN OF GLOUCESTER”.

Oil on board nautical scene shows a two-mast schooner with sails up sailing right to left under a brightening morning sky. Signed lower right “Tom Hoyne 1986″. Housed in a silvered gilt frame with linen liner having artist & title plaque. REFERENCE: Illustrated on page 143 in”Wooden Ships and Iron Men, The Maritime Art of Thomas Hoyne” by Reese Palley and Marilyn Arnold Palley. A copy of this book accompanies this painting. SIZE: 11-1/2″ x 14-1/2″. Overall: 16″ x 19″. PROVENANCE: Christies, NY Sale No. 1798, 1/31/07 Lot 332; From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-41 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2128

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2129

CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY LOWBOY.

Massachusetts, circa 1760-1780. A superior form with ball and talon feet, cabriole legs, arcaded skirt with central blocking flanked by drop pendants. A well organized drawer design with one drawer over three smaller ones. The center drawer blocked and carved, the molded top has a pleasing overhang and invected front corners. The case cockbeaded around drawer surrounds. SIZE: Case: 30-1/2″ h x 30″ w x 18″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, plinths and drop pendants replaced, front returns probably replaced, age checks to right front leg and foot. Brasses period but replaced, top original and attached with pocket screws and “L” brackets. Older refinish. 51398-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2129

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2130

FIGURED MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE BOWFRONT FOUR DRAWER CHEST.

Circa 1780, Boston. Made of highly figured dense Santo Domingo mahogany. Sides and top appear to be single boards. Drawer fronts are nicely bowed and veneered with highly figured mahogany with cockbeaded edges. Secondary wood is white pine, brasses appear to be original including side handles. The ogee feet are particularly tall, bold, and intact. SIZE: 33-1/4″ h x 38-3/4″ w x 19″ d. CONDITION: Loss or replacement to some glue blocks in base, old replacement to one rear brace, feet are in remarkable condition with only one crack and some re-fastening with glue, screws and nails, one top drawer with partially rebuilt side, otherwise very good condition with old surface and great color. 51348-7 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2130

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2131

FULLY DEVELOPED CHIPPENDALE CHERRYWOOD BONNET-TOP HIGHBOY.

Circa 1775. Colchester Area, Connecticut. This highboy compares most favorably in design, cabinetwork and carving to all examples from the Connecticut Valley. It is a testament to mastery of innovation and familiarity with the work of shop traditions in New England and beyond, created of native cherry. The proportions and overall unity are enhanced by superior drawer organization and highly developed carvings. All of which contribute to this highboy’s claim to the height of Connecticut sophistication. There are multiple features that set this particular highboy apart from others of similar form. The boldly molded cyma scrolled cornice surmounted by carved counter-rotating fylfots; the complex highbred carving of the fan drawers; engaged fluted quarter columns on both upper and lower cases, all establishing an important and unified architectural drama; an arcaded apron with turned drop pendants (a Massachusetts characteristic and influence); the graceful sweep of the tall, ridged cabriole legs with superbly carved knees and returns with spirally concentric rings, and four spectacularly well-carved claw-and-ball feet. The bonnet has a most pleasing pitch to the cyma scrolled pediment with three plinths for the original spire-and-ball finials. The outer plinths appear to be continuations of the stop-fluted quarter columns: a common construction for plinths with pilasters or columns below. The tympanum board rises in a fashion and has a pleasing negative space, which strengthens the verticality of the bonnet. The moldings are cyma scrolled with a deep cavetto and the carved rosette termini are embellished with counter rotating applied fylfots. The top of the bonnet is fully enclosed with sheeting boards (establishing a roof). The interior of the box at the center has a complex molding returning to the backboard. This return molding is an unusual feature, and adds interest to the bonnet. As is typical of the most ambitious Connecticut examples the upper and lower carved drawers are potently different. The upper drawer is related to other shell treatments in the New London and Colchester area, notably from Samuel Loomis and Calvin Willey*. It is significantly influenced by Newport, Rhode Island designs of the Goddard Townsend shop. The decorative carving of the lower fan also exhibits remarkable refinement and complexity. The rays of both fans with incised crescents on the outer perimeter and stamped intaglio designs on the shell perimeter; punch-work designs of “fleur de lis” on the upper and “linked chain: on the lower. An unusually large number of rays to the shells with a stop-fluted applied convex sunburst at the bottom, relates to examples by Caleb Wiley and Benjamin Burnham*. The sophisticated joinery does not have exposed dovetails in the cases. Cherrywood primary, white pine and poplar secondary woods. SIZE: 83-1/2″ h x 39-3/4″ w x 19-1/2” d. PROVENANCE: Dr. Horace B. Haylett, East Hartford, Connecticut, 1935. Betty Barton Evans, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CONDITION: In very good intact condition, finials are original, tips of drop pendants restored, very minor drawer lip repairs, age check in proper left front knee, maintained historic surface with pleasing color and light crazing. The brasses are period and in the original holes, and would appear original, but are different than those on the case when it was exhibited and pictured in 1935. LITERATURE & EXHIBITION HISTORY: “Three Centuries of Connecticut Furniture 1635-1935”. An exhibition at the Morgan Memorial, Hartford, as a part of the Celebration of the Tercentenary of Connecticut. (June 15 –October 15, 1935): cat.147 Cherry Highboy, Lent by Dr. Horace B. Haylett. REFERENCE: *Kugelman, Thomas P. and Alice K. “Connecticut Valley Furniture”; Connecticut Historical Society Museum; Hartford, CT; 2005; (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation high chest) cat, 51B, p. 123; (Lord Group knee and foot carving) cat. 96, p. 218; cats. 100, 101, 101A, pp. 225, 227-228; (Samuel Loomis chest-on-chest) cat. 105, pp. 235-237; (Calvin Willey high chest) cat. 111, p. 247. Christie’s Auctions, New York. “Important American Furniture and Folk Art – Wunsch Americana Foundation – Chippendale Carved Cherrywood Bonnet-Top High Chest-of-Drawers”. (January 20, 2012) sale 2533, lot 107. Levy, Bernard and S Dean. “Vanity and Elegance: An Exhibition of the Dressing Table and Tall Chest in America, 1685-1785”. (January 22- February 15, 1992) cat. 13, Queen Anne High Chest of Drawers. Walcott, William Stuart, Jr. “Isaac Tryon’s Cherry Highboy”. The Magazine Antiques (August, 1931): p. 99. 51319-1 (75,000-150,000) – Lot 2131

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2132

CHIPPENDALE FIGURED MAHOGANY SECRETARY BOOKCASE.

Massachusetts, circa 1775 – 1790. A particularly bold blocked end serpentine example with robust claw and ball feet and center drop. Four graduated drawers within the cock beaded case and slant front writing board revealing a fully fitted double stepped block and shell carved interior, with valanced letter slots above the drawers and half spindles applied to document drawers. The bookcase uppercase with dental molded pitched pediment with ball and spire center finial, and center candle slide. The doors with fluted pilasters and serpentine molded door frames revealing a fitted interior of drawers, shelves, and valanced compartments. The selection of figured mahogany throughout is particularly pleasing. SIZE: 96″ h to top of center finial. Lower case 42″ w x 22-5/8″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Good with age cracks to pediment and lower case sides. Brasses appear to be period replacements. Retains very pleasing color and old mellow refinished surface. Locks and one key present. 51398-1 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2132

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2133

EXTREMELY RARE SET OF SIX CROOK’D BACK SPANISH FOOT MAHOGANY CHAIRS.

Second quarter 18th century, Boston, Massachusetts. The molded arched crestrail with inset corners joined to the rear posts centering a two-splat back with oxblood leather upholstered covering above the trapezoidal leather covered seat raised on frontal vase ring and block-turned frontal legs terminating in carved Spanish feet, the rear legs backswept. All joined by a box stretcher, the front stretchers with elongated vase, ring and reel turnings, the side stretchers of swelled form. Rear stretchers of rectangular form. Leather covering affixed with oversized brass tacks. SIZE: 44-1/2″ h of back x 18″ h of seat x 18″ w of seat. PROVENANCE: From the long-time collection of Gideon and Jean LaCroix of Arlington, Vermont. CONDITION: Early if not original dark varnish. One brass tack absent. Minor professional in-use repairs to each chair. Secondary underside seat bracing has been added. Otherwise good. 51331-42 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2133

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2134

FINE FEDERAL EAGLE INLAID MAHOGANY TALL CASE CLOCK.

First quarter 19th century, Patterson area, New Jersey. The bonnet with molded swan’s neck pediment terminating in stamped brass floral rosettes alternating with ball and spire top finials. The frieze with contrasting book edge veneer panels above the arched door flanked by freestanding colonettes with Doric brass capitals and bases fitted to the case with conforming book edge contrasting inlays. The case door with patriotic eagle inlay within an oval, flanked by engaged quarter columns above an inlay with classical urn over the cove molded box base with fan inlaid rondel within line inlaid borders continuing to pointed feet. The eight day brass movement with calendar dial striking on bell. The painted iron face plate with time, strike and calendar apertures within the Arabic numeral chapter ring centering a sweep seconds subsidiary dial. The face decorated with gilt rondel in the arch and with red, white, and blue rayed spandrels. Clock is offered with three finials, two weights, two keys and a winder. SIZE: 97″ h x 15″ throat w (20″ case w) x 10″ d. CONDITION: Movement professionally cleaned and appears operable. Case with very good rich color and patina. Inlays intact and original. 51348-52 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2134

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2135

HORACE TIFFT MAHOGANY TIMEPIECE.

1835-1850, North Attleboro, Massachusetts. The mahogany case of typical form with onion finial, scrolling side arms, rare blue eglomise throat and base glasses with gilt floral decoration on the throat glass. The case cleaned and polished. Offered with key, finial, pendulum and weight. SIZE: 34″ h x 10″ w. CONDITION: Iron dial with blemishes, case structurally intact with good color and patina, movement cleaned and operational. Finial, hands, dial, pendulum and glasses original. Very good overall. 51408-4 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2135

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2136

KASVIN ORIENTAL CARPET, NORTH CENTRAL PERSIA.

First half 20th century. Woven throughout with delicate scrolling floral sprays and vinery with lotus blossoms and chrysanthemums all on muted pale beige ground. The main border with large intricate flower heads alternating with minor flower heads amongst foliage within multiple scrolling floral borders. The whole with a muted pleasing palette of soft pastels and earth tones. SIZE: 13′ 2″ x 21′ 8″. CONDITION: With overall even wear, retaining adequate pile, a circular stain present in one corner in main field, scattered areas of minor staining throughout outer third of central area in carpet. Additional light staining in corner of main border, some pulling of thread throughout. 51321-11 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2136

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2137

PAINT DECORATED BLANKET BOX.

Circa 1815-1820, South Shaftsbury, Vermont. Signed in chalk on the lid interior in period cursive script ‘Stephen N P’ (?) The whimsically painted box in three-color decoration of blue, yellow and red-ochre. The decoration of the front centered by a large blue sponge-painted oval with feathered border, on a yellow and red-ochre horizontally grain-painted ground, contained within a bold border decorated to simulate crossbanding at the edges. The front edge of the dovetailed lid moulding sponge-painted in blue; the top having a similar paint treatment to the front. The sides painted with diagonal feathered elliptical designs in yellow and red-ochre, on a vertically grain-painted ground with crossbanded edges. Standing on tall Chippendale profile feet with fanciful graining to simulate exotic woods. A dramatic and unusual example within the South Shaftsbury / Matteson Vermont school vernacular. Made entirely of basswood. REFERENCE: Hebb, Caroline. “A Distinctive Group of Early Vermont Painted Furniture.” The Magazine Antiques, vol. 104, no. 3 (September, 1973): pp. 458-462. Schaffner, Cynthia Van Allen. “Matteson Group Chests.” Encyclopedia of American Folk Art. Editors: Wertkin, Gerard & Kogan, Lee. Routledge, 2003. Fales, Dean A. “American Painted Furniture 1660-1880.” Random House Publishing, New York, 1988: pp. 221. Burks, Jean M. “Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850.” Antiques & Fine Art, vol. XIV, no. 3 (Autumn 2015): p. 172. Christie’s Auctions. New York. “Important American Furniture & Folk Art – Grain-Painted Matteson Pine Blanket Chest.” (January 20, 2012) sale 2533, lot 188. SIZE: 26-1/4″ h x 39-1/2″ w x 17-1/2″ d. Foot 8″ h. CONDITION: In remarkable condition; with nominal wear to top; crack to front proper right foot at bottom (piece included in interior till). 51319-5 (20,000-35,000) – Lot 2137

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2138

DATED 1761 CALEB ATWATER PAINTED PINE BLANKET CHEST.

This untouched and all original chest was made by Caleb Atwater (1741-1831) of Wallingford, Connecticut. The backboard is inscribed with the name Caleb Atwater above the date 1761. Rectangular molded hinged lid opening to an interior fitted with a lidded till joined to the conforming chest with bootjack ends. The whole in original red paint. The chest fitted with a single drawer beneath the till, proper left side. The drawer of dovetailed construction, reinforced with original rosehead nails and retaining original deeply chamfered drawer bottom and with original turned knob. Of single board construction throughout. Note: Caleb Atwater fought with Roger’s Rangers in the French and Indian War under the command of Col. Nathan Whiting and Capt. David. On August 8, 1758 Atwater was wounded during a skirmish near Fort Anne, New York. During the Revolutionary War he was an Ensign in the 10th Regiment but was released by the Connecticut Assembly due to his importance in the manufacture of saltpeter and gun powder. Near the end of the war he re-enlisted as a private July 25, 1779 and was discharged January 15, 1780. Caleb Atwater was an extremely wealthy and influential man and was considered a merchant magnate who supplied American forces throughout the Revolutionary War. It is known that in 1775, General George Washington visited the Atwater Store in Wallingford, Connecticut en route to assuming command of the continental Army. Caleb Atwater was credited with being the wealthiest man in the state of Connecticut. He also traveled extensively and one point became the largest land owner in Ohio. The Caleb Atwater home, which he built, still stands today and remains part of the Choate School, which was founded in 1890 by his great-granddaughter, Mary Atwater Choate. Caleb Atwater married Abigail Jones march 12, 1766, who later died at age 31, in 1775. He then married Ruth Wadsworth, who later died June 20, 1813. He had a total of eight children, including six daughters. Caleb died at the age of 91 in full possession of his mental faculties. In his will, he divided equally hundreds of household items and stock certificates totaling exactly $4,933.55 to each of his surviving seven children. Interesting note: Among the pages of items listed in his will is one specific entry which he left to his daughter Lucy Day. The entry describes “chest with drawer” which was valued at $0.25. This was a chest that he made, signed and dated “1761” at the age of 20, which is the chest being offered here today. A partial copy of his will, a color photo taken of a portrait of Caleb Atwater, the original of which hangs in the home that he built in 1760 on the grounds of the present Choate school and other historically relevant information will accompany this lot. The historic Caleb Atwater home currently houses the administrative offices of what is now known at the Choate-Rosemary Hall school in Wallingford, Connecticut. It is also interesting to note the home on Christian Street called “The Cottage” was built by Capt. Caleb Atwater in 1760, where he continued to live until 1774, at which point he built a larger homestead next door. His original cottage was originally painted red, and retained that color for nearly 200 years, and had always been known as “The Red Cottage” to generations of Atwaters and Choates. The original color of his blanket chest was also red. SIZE: 23″ h x 50-1/2″ l x 17-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: Ex collection of Joan L. Thayer (found in Westbrook, Connecticut in 1979 by Robert L. Thayer). CONDITION: With expected minor wear but structurally sound and all original with exception of hinges which have been moved and/or replaced over time. Original painted surfaces still reasonably intact. The Atwater signature is distinct, as is the date. The lid on till with small repaired break at one end. Otherwise good. 50990-3 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2138

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2139

TWO SIDED PAINTED GAME BOARD: CHECKERS/PARCHEESI.

19th/20th Century. The two sided game board having a raised edge. Checkerboard side having 12 x 12 1-1/2″ squares in alternating red and honey stained squares with outer game piece storage. The other side having a red painted border with interior colorful Parcheesi board having two corner with silver star on green circle and the other two corners with flower head design having red & black petals. The interior with a bulls-eye in gold, red, white & black. SIZE: 21-1/2″ x 25-1/2″. CONDITION: Checkerboard side is very good with only minor scuffs, Parcheesi with chipping & scuffing, generally very good. 51335-5 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2139

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2140

19TH/20TH CENTURY PAINTED CHECKERED GAME BOARD.

The two-board construction having a molded raised edge painted in deep red with lighter red accent lines. The diamond shaped play area having 13 x 13 1″ squares. The center in light blue and cream, The corner having 13 squares with two being a painted mottled red and motted green having dots at intersections. SIZE: 20-1/2″ x 20-1/2″. CONDITION: Generally very good, shows some use & wear especially along edges. 51335-6 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2140

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2141

EXCEPTIONAL POLYCHROME DECORATED METAL TWO-SIDED GAME BOARD.

Early 20th Century. One side having a Parcheesi board, each corner numbered 1 thru 4 and “Home” at the center. The other side having a checkerboard surrounded by a faux marble border. SIZE: 18″ sq. CONDITION: Exceptionally bright with only minor rust and light scratches. 51458-1 (3,500-4,500) – Lot 2141

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2142

RARE PAIR OF TALL PAINTED BALLROOM CHANDELIERS.

Late 18th early 19th century, New England. Each rolled sheet iron example of graphic tall double tier seven-arm chandelier headed by double conical finial retaining original hanging ring. The upper tier consists of three scrolled down-swept candle arms terminating in dished drip pans with tab mounted step rimmed candlecups above the lower tier of four arms of conforming design. Each on a conical flat base suitable for table mounting. Each with early painted surfaces now dry green over original gilt. SIZE: 48″ t x 28-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Paint with age commensurate wear. A few drip pans with minor denting and with underside reinforcements. Two drip pans on one chandelier of non-conforming design although with consistent paint history indicating that they are likely early replacements. Good overall. 51331-32 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2142

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2143

VERY RARE PAIR OF LARGE PAINT DECORATED BALLROOM CANDLE SCONCES.

Late 18th early 19th century, American. Rolled sheet iron examples, each with oval back plate with punched dot perimeter, polychrome decorated with floral filled vase on a red slab beneath red swagged drapery with mustard yellow trim on a black ground. Back plate joined to a down-swept folded edge candle arm continuing to a dish shaped drip pan with folded rim candle cups. SIZE: 16″ t x 11-1/4″ w x 7-1/2″ d. CONDITION: With worn original painted surface, one back plate with in use solder reinforcement. Normal and expected oxidation. Good overall. 51331-41 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2143

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2144

GOOD GERMAN FLORAL DECORATED PINE COFFER.

Second quarter 19th century, Germany. The rectangular hinged lid with applied frontal molded edge decorated with a central polychrome fruit and floral spray flanked by striped borders further flanked by foliate and berry sprigs opening to a storage well. The small coffer with three recessed frontal panels each with floral bouquet within striped borders, all on a black ground. The lower case inscribed in the frieze, in script “Holen und Helfen Huben und Melken”, on a molded base. SIZE: 8″ t x 19-1/2″ w x 10″ d. CONDITION: All painted surfaces original and now age darkened. Lid slightly over-cleaned resulting in some paint loss, abrasion and paint loss to edges of coffer, front molding on lid with old repair to split proper left front corner now in need of stabilizing, otherwise good. 51400-12 (1,400-1,600) – Lot 2144

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2145

AFRICAN-AMERICAN PAINT DECORATED JEWELRY BOX.

Last quarter of the 19th Century, Savannah, Georgia. Probably a wedding gift; having the initials “A.H.” painted on the front. The top of the box featuring a prosperous and fashionably dressed young African American couple portrayed with fine detail and in bright polychrome colors. The box with hinged lid, opening to reveal an interior lined with red satin with black lace border; standing on gilded ogee feet composed of period picture frame molding with mitered corners. SIZE: 5″ h x 14-1/2″ w x 11-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Very good, with age darkening commensurate with age, in as found condition. 51319-11 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2145

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2146

OVAL PANTRY BOX IN ORIGINAL RED/BROWN PAINT MARKED “WINCHESTER, VA”.

Winchester, VA marked on center of lid & on side. The overall paint is original and in a reddish/brown with darker cover edge. NOTE: Winchester Va is located in the Shenandoah Valley & during the Civil War was the most contested town in the Confederacy.It was a major railroad intersection & had four large battles in & around the town and changed occupiers over seventy (70) times.The Town is presently loved in the South the way Monhegan Island is loved in New England. Winchester was largely destroyed in the Civil War & many Union soldiers took personal property from Winchester as mementos SIZE: 7″ h x 13″ x 9-1/2″. CONDITION: Generally very good. 51376-5 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2146

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2147

UNSIGNED (American, First half of the 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A CHILD IN A RED DRESS WITH HAT & HATBOX.

Wonderful large oil on canvas interior scene shows a child wearing a red dress with black stripe accents. The child holds a hat which rests on a tufted black upholstered saber leg side chair. The right leg and foot raised & resting on a colorful hatbox, presumably from the recently acquired hat he holds. A floral decorated floor covering and an interesting outside landscape seen through the window behind him with a house, barn, and water. Housed in it’s original gesso decorated gilt wood frame. SIZE: 36″ x 30″. Overall: 41-1/2″ x 35-1/2″. CONDITION: Original canvas with five patches to verso, craquelure and restoration with inpainting, stretcher lines evident, otherwise good. 51420-3 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2147

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2148

LEAPING STAG WEATHERVANE BY WASHBURNE & CO.

First half of the 20th Century. Cast bronze head, copper molded body, applied zinc antlers & ears. Light verdigris surface. Mounted on a museum stand. SIZE: 25″ h x 26-3/4″ l. CONDITION: Very good. 51331-43 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2148

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2149

FINE JEWELL RUNNING HORSE FULL BODY COPPER WEATHERVANE.

Third quarter 19th century, Waltham, MA. Attributed A.L. Jewell & Co. Full body copper example with sheet ears and tail, with good verdigris surface and with old repaired bullet holes. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 22-1/2″ h with stand x 34″ l. PROVENANCE: David Wheatcroft antiques to present owner. CONDITION: Very good with undisturbed surface, no restoration noted, small depression behind proper left shoulder on seam resulting in slight separation. Ears with some crimping and with minimal loss to proper right ear tip. Offered with museum stand. 50460-1 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2149

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2150

COPPER ROOF FINIAL.

Last quarter of the 19th Century. Finial in three parts consisting of the mounting flange, long central shaft with gothic decoration, top section continuing with same gothic decoration to a point. Beautiful, untouched verdigris surface with traces of gold leaf and sizing. SIZE: 62″ h x 12″ w. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 51528-2 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2150

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2151
Revised: 1/23/2017

Please Note: We cannot guarantee that the green paint is original. Please read the disclosure in the catalog under CONDITION.
Please Note: The Kennebec Canoe Company made 60 salesman samples between 1916 and 1926. the style of this canoe is considered to be an open gunnel, not a closed gunnel as described. There is not a metal label on the bow, and it appears that some of the original varnish has been refreshed.

GREEN PAINTED WOOD & CANVAS CANOE MODEL MADE BY KENNEBEC BOAT & CANOE CO.

Early 1900’s, Waterville, Maine. An accurately detailed model of a canvas-covered wood-framed canoe; retaining the original green painted and varnished surface, with KENNEBEC stenciled on the sides; retaining the original woven basket type seats (predating cane). The closed gunnels and shape to the bows suggest a date of the early 1900’s. Retaining the original Kennebec Model metal label on the bow. NOTE: These sample canoes were created for advertising purposes and were hung in shops of sporting goods suppliers and used as salesman’s samples. Generally these canoes were about 4′ long, and were given to wholesale accounts that ordered rail boxcars of full-size canoes. Larger sample canoes, as this is, required a greater purchase or a special order. These salesman’s sample canoes are rare and desirable for their advertising merit, as well as for their decorative appeal. This is a particularly fine example in terms of scale, large size, and early boldly lettered advertising, in remarkable condition. SIZE: 66″ l. CONDITION: Very good condition with expected age darkening to varnished interior. Upon close inspection the large block letters “Kennebec” can be seen at center on each side under the green paint. We believe that it is possible that the manufacturer moved the name to the bow and this was repainted at that early time. 51174-1 (12,000-18,000) – Lot 2151

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2152
Revised: 1/26/2017

Please Note: Upon closer examination, we noted that this sample has open gunwales, not closed gunwales. In addition, it does not show design elements common to the Carleton Canoe Co. on the gunwales, so we cannot guarantee that it is a Carleton model. The Carleton Canoe Company was acquired by Old Town Canoe Company in 1910. Consequently we now believe that the vintage is the first quarter of the 20th Century. Finally, we noted evidence of small repairs on the hull of the canoe.

RED PAINTED WOOD & CANVAS CANOE; PROBABLY MADE BY CARLETON CANOE COMPANY.

Circa 1900-1910, Old Town, Maine. An accurately detailed model of a wood-framed and canvas-covered canoe; retaining the original red painted and varnished surface. The profile of this canoe, with medium rise to the bows and enclosed gunwales, predicts the early date. NOTE: Salesman’s sample canoes were given to sporting good stores with the purchase of railroad boxcars of full-size canoes. They hung in windows as trade stimulators, they were effective in advertising the product. SIZE: 35-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Very good original condition. 51174-2 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2152

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2153

RARE SALT GLAZE THREE GALLON JUG DECORATED WITH GOOSE IN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE.

Second half 19th century, New England. This large unmarked jug whimsically decorated depicting a goose hanging from a scale, inscribed “15 LB”. The jug with applied handle. SIZE: 15″ t x 9-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Very good overall, with some surface soiling, several dark spots are removable, handle intact, light flecks on exterior edge of spout. Blue decoration intact and vibrant. 51400-10 (2,400-2,800) – Lot 2153

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2154

INDO-ISFAHAN SEMI-ANTIQUE “TREE OF LIFE” CARPET.

Late 19th/early 20th century, India. The poled arabesque medallion with deep indigo and pale blue scrolling vinery on a pale blue ground replete with delicate stylistic trees of foliate vinery, each corner woven with a pair of slender indigo and beige urns above exotic birds all within an ivory and gold main border of scrolling floral vinery within gold guard borders of floral trellis-work. SIZE: 17′ 5″ x 18′ 6″. CONDITION: The carpet with overall even wear and with areas of staining, one corner in area of urns and additionally with four aligned “damp” stains now showing as areas of pale white. Additional wear along center line with some areas of foundation showing. 51321-4 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2154

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2155

THREE ORIENTAL RUGS: TEKE BOKHARA, SEMI ANTIQUE SHIRVAN AND ANTIQUE GENJE RUNNER.

Mid 19th to second quarter 20th century. 1) The Bokhara with three rows of eight guls alternating with midnight blue crosses, the main border with tarantula pattern devices, each end with stylized trellis work. The whole in wine red, indigo, and ivory. 2) The Shirvan with rows of dog tooth polychrome geometric devices within multiple guard borders in indigo, ivory and brick red, each with star, tarantula, and polychrome flower heads. 3) The Genje runner with three rows of geometric polychrome medallions on a magenta field within dog tooth indigo and terracotta guard borders. The main ivory border with dense tarantula design, one end marked with date and signature in main border, see photo. SIZE: 1) 3′ 10″ x 4′ 8″. 2) 3′ 2″ x 4′ 8″. 3) 2′ 11″ x 15′ 2″. PROVENANCE: Downeast Maine home, descendant of Knud Rasmussen, famous Danish arctic explorer whose “greatest achievement” was the massive Fifth Thule Expedition (1921–1924) being sold unreserved. CONDITION: 1) With overall wear, foundation showing in central and border areas, losses to end fringe, some unraveling of selvedge. 2) With extensive wear to foundation and with losses to one end. 3) With overall even wear, areas of foundation showing throughout main field, losses to end fringe. All rugs in good to fair condition. 51323-15 (500-1,000) – Lot 2155

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2156

CLASSICAL MAHOGANY BANQUET TABLE.

Circa 1800, American or Scottish. A Classical banquet table of inspired design, made from highest-grade Santa Domingo mahogany, in appealing old maintained surface. The architectural unity, refined carving, and historic surface are rare and appealing features. The center section can also be used as a stand-alone dining table with drop leaves, and the two demilune-ends can serve as consoles. The top is composed of well-figured single 27″ wide boards. The table comfortably seats fourteen (provision could be made for expansion with the addition of leaves and clips). The table’s design allows for exceptional seating with no interference from the legs or apron. Santa Domingo mahogany; pine secondary wood. Retaining the original brass hardware, including brass foot mounts, castors and “D” clips. SIZE: 29″ h x 55″ w x 134″ l. PROVENANCE: Found in Savannah, Georgia. CONDITION: Very good condition. Original maintained shellac surface. 51405-1 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2156

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2157

FINE SHERATON BOWFRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Second quarter 19th century, New England, possibly Portsmouth. The rectangular top with bow front and turret corners above reeded pilasters centering four long bow front drawers each with figured maple and birch panels with mahogany cross-banded borders, the whole raised on swelled ring-turned cylindrical legs centering the shaped apron. SIZE: 40-3/4″ h x 42-3/4″ w x 19-3/8″ d. CONDITION: Very good overall, with high quality refinish with appropriate replaced brasses. 51376-32 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2157

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2158

SHERATON INLAID MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE.

Second quarter 19th century, Massachusetts North Shore or Southern New Hampshire. The rectangular mahogany top with hinged D-form leaves above the conforming frieze fitted with opposing walnut drawers each with flaming birch panels within ebony string-inlaid borders. The frieze with satinwood line inlay raised on ring-turned, swelled reeded legs with ringed cuffs continuing to tapered feet. SIZE: 29″ h x 36″ l x 22″ w. 36″ x 41-1/2″ open. CONDITION: Structurally good, the table refinished and re-polished. Each drawer with period oval brass handle not original to table. No restoration noted. 51322-7 (600-900) – Lot 2158

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2159

CHIPPENDALE TRANSITIONAL GILT WOOD LEAF CARVED OVAL MIRROR.

Late 18th early 19th century, England. In the Oriental taste, this classical oval mirror with conforming plate within a gadrooned molded surround with leaf tip borders flanked by large C-scroll molded side arms beneath the crest formed by conjoined leafy boughs tied at the crest with molded banding. The base of each frond surmounted by pagoda formed roofs on C-scroll supports. The base of the mirror frame with molded C-scrolls centering a foliate pendant. SIZE: 46″ t x 27″ w. CONDITION: Structurally very good, with original mirror plate, original gilding mostly intact. Some old professional repairs throughout, minor in nature, and with some re-touched gilding. Mirror plate with abrasions on silver backing with spot losses, blued glass appears original. Very good overall. 51348-42 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2159

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2160

PAIR OF HEPPLEWHITE MAHOGANY CUTLERY BOXES WITH FITTED INTERIORS.

First quarter 19th century, England or America. Each with hinged sloping lid with demilune front and fine figural mahogany with contrasting string inlaid borders above the conforming cabinet fitted with string inlaid mahogany cutlery compartments. The tops with delicate brass rings, the case each with shaped silvered escutcheon. SIZE: 14-1/2″ t x 8-3/4″ w x 11-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Boxes retain old polished surfaces with restoration and stabilization to veneers, spot losses to inlays at rear of each lid and at lower and upper front edge of both lids. Losses to veneer and patching at rear sides of each box. Fair to good overall. 51348-4 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2160

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2161

FINE FEDERAL CHERRY OVAL CANDLE STAND ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH SHORT (1771-1819).

First quarter 19th century, Newburyport, Massachusetts. The oval top with chamfered edge above the ring-turned, urn-form standard with incised decoration raised on angular cabriole leg tripod base with snake feet. The whole with mellow honey patina. SIZE: 29-1/2″ h x 21-1/2″ l x 17-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Table retains old, if not original cleaned surface with old repairs to side of pedestal at base. Normal and expected wear to the tips of feet. Triangular hand-wrought iron brace at bottom of standard. Otherwise very good. 51309-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2161

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2162

AMBITIOUS INLAID MAHOGANY HEPPLEWHITE CARD TABLE.

Circa 1790, Massachusetts. A rare and successful form with the outset front legs with corner notching to top. The inlay design with birch plume ellipse flanked by birdseye maple rectangles on the front leg tops and sides is very pleasing. The overleaf edge is inlaid with a composed thumb print design. The shaping, inlays, and wood choice make this a particularly appealing example. SIZE: 30″ h x 36-3/4″ w x 17-1/2″ d (closed). CONDITION: Underside shows some new blocking and repairs to age crack in lower board of top, repairs adjacent to hinges, stabilization of secondary wood at front of skirt and several screw attachment methods in securing the top to the frame, some repair to proper left front foot at bottom of taper where it meets the floor. With great color and older refinish, some restoration to inlay at cuffs. Cosmetically good and presently stable. 51348-11 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2162

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2163

FINE CLASSICAL ADAMS STYLE HEPPLEWHITE CARVED GILT WOOD AND GESSO MIRROR.

First quarter 19th century, England. The oval beveled mirror plate within a beaded and foliate molded surround flanked by classical urns emitting fanciful floral totems joined to scrolling grapevines each centered with a floral rondel above which is perched a pair of standing opposing Phoenix birds. The crest applied with a classical urn ribbon tied with belle flower swags joined to the birds and raised on a floral pedestal above a cluster of pendant water leaves. The mirror joined to a pair of shaped shelves centering three scrolled candle arms with carved wood cups and bobeches above the pendant apron of three floral swags centering a putti on floral stand. SIZE: Overall 54″ t x 26″ w. CONDITION: All elements original, mirror has been reinforced with flat metal braces in the rear. Small areas of professional restoration to leaf tips and slight gilding touch-ups throughout, nicely blended and unobtrusive. 51348-49 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2163

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2164

FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY BOWFRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS.

First quarter 19th century, probably Massachusetts. The rectangular top with applied string inlaid edges above the conforming case, fitted with four string inlaid graduated drawers above the swelled apron, raised on modified French feet. The chest is fitted with later patriotic eagle molded brass oval hardware and with period stamped oval escutcheons. SIZE: 33″ h x 41″ w x 22-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Chest retains early, if not original surfaces. Some repairs to feet using original timber. Backboard original. Small losses to cross-banding on top of right rear corner and loss of applied edge to proper left side of chest. 51420-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2164

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2165

WILLIAM PIERCE STUBBS (American, 1842-1909) PORTRAIT OF THE SCHOONER “MAGNOLIA”.

Oil on canvas nautical scene shows a broadside view of the two-mast black hulled schooner sailing right to left in blue, white tipped sea. A low body of land is in the background with lighthouse off bow. Three people are seen on the deck. The schooner is in full sail flying American flag, ships pennant, and a red flag with compass & square. All under a colorful pink highlighted white cloud & blue sky. Signed lower left “W P Stubbs”. Housed in a modern gilt antique style frame. SIZE: 22″ x 36″. Overall: 28-3/4″ x 43″. CONDITION: Lined, replaced stretcher, spot & fleck inpainting, very good. 51337-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2165

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2166

WARREN W SHEPPARD (American, 1858-1937) “THE VIGILANT”.

Oil on canvas portrait of the center board sloop, Vigilant, owned by a syndicate led by Charles Iselin, which included Cornelius Vanderbilt, Henry Astor Carey, and Edwin Dennison Morgan, amongst others. She was launched on June 14th 1893 and is best known for winning the 1893 America’s Cup against British challenger Valkyrie II. The single masted sloop sails left to right along the horizon line with a two-masted ship in the distance and a hardly visible point of land to its stern. Housed in a Friedrichs Company gold tone wood frame. Signed lower left “Warren Sheppard”. SIZE: 20″ x 30-1/4″. Overall 24-1/2″ x 34-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 51350-7 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2166

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2167

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

Outstanding oil on canvas ship portrait shows the three-mast white hulled windjammer sailing under full sail right to left thru choppy seas under pink & grey clouds in a blue sky. Flags fly off the back mast and 12 crew members are seen on it’s light colored wood deck. The name is emblazoned on both the bow and just back of the steering wheel. Signed lower left “SFM Badger”. Also on verso of canvas “SFM Badger 5 Trenton St. Charlestown, MA USA .09″. The Brynhilda was built by Stevens & Sons, Glasgow, 1885 and owned by J W Greencock. It held the record of 38 days, 6 hours from River Plate, Argentina to Australia in 1906. It was sold to D.I. Dewarand then to Harvard Shipping Co. and scrapped in 1924. This portrait descended in the family of Capt. James Adam Carr Green, 1844-1903. Information about the family and Capt. Green is included with this lot including copies of excerpts from a ship’s journal in the early 1890’s. Also included in this lot are two items from the Green family. One is a octant made of ebony & brass by G W Blunt of New York in a wood case. Also, a very interesting clear bottle half filled with ash purportedly when Capt. Green’s boat was covered in volcanic ash from a nearby volcano (this is discussed in his letter to his wife in which he refers to his ship (the Brynhilda) being covered with ash). SIZE: 22″ x 36″. Overall: 29-1/2″ x 43-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good. Sextant shows use, bottle intact. 51344-23 (9,000-12,000) – Lot 2167

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2168

EXTREMELY ROBUST & COMELY CARVED & PAINT DECORATED TOBACCONIST FIGURE OF AN INDIAN PRINCESS ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS V BROOKS.

19th Century, American. The maiden, posed in an open stance is carved with a bold headdress of four-color polychrome decorated feathers, tasseled necklace, dress with puffed and gathered sleeves, a fringed sash tied at the waist, with polychrome feather decoration at the hips, fringed leggings and moccasins. The figure holding a block of tobacco plug in her right hand, and a bundle of cheroots in her left. The base sitting in a carriage with iron wheels, of early 20th century date, similar to what would have originally contained the figure. An unusually tall, statuesque, and appealing carving in remarkable original paint. EXHIBITION: Gerald Kornblau Gallery, New York. REFERENCE: Russell, Elisabeth W. “The Vanished American.” Expedition Magazine, vol. 8, no. 4 (July 1966) pp.16-25. The Digital Penn Museum, web version (December 12, 2016); Memorial Art Gallery Collection. Rochester, NY. “Cigar Store Indian Attributed to Thomas V. Brooks.” American, circa 1870. SIZE: 84″ h x 29″ w x 23″ d. PROVENANCE: Gerald Kornblau, New York, Private New York collection. CONDITION: In exceptionally intact original condition, some reattachment of arms and a portion of the headdress feathers, some cracks and weather erosion to back of body, some cracks in base, remarkable integrity of the figure, and original painted surface. 51319-2 (75,000-150,000) – Lot 2168

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2169

OUTSTANDING CARVED HANGING WALL SHELF BY HENRY LEACH (American, 1809-1885).

This fabulous piece has a semi-circular shelf with naturalistic scene of a large tree hanging over an Eve type figure with cherub beside in a lush woodland. Below the shelf is step carved leading to a woman’s head with curtain draperies on each side. The carving is out of walnut and has a wonderful patina. The flesh tones being lighter than the rest of the piece. Double branded on back “H Leach Boston”. According to Myrna Kaye, Yankee Weathervanes, 1975, Henry “Harry” Leach grew up in New Milford in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. He carved wooden patterns for a Massachusetts manufacturer, L. W. Cushing and Sons, who used them to make molds for their copper weather vanes. SIZE: 44″ l x 26″ at widest. PROVENANCE: De-Accessioned from a New England Institution. CONDITION: There are several elements that must have been present in the original form as there are several holes which indicate other pieces may have been attached. Missing right side drapery on base but what is present is very good. 51533-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2169

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2170

FOLK ART CARVING “MORTAL COMBAT” ATTRIBUTED TO MOISE POTVIN (1876-1948), WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND.

The wood carving shows a ferocious male lion in combat with a large green spotted boa constrictor. The snake has coiled itself around the body of the cat and they are head to head with open mouths. Nicely carved with good detail and painted surface. Mounted on a rectangular black wood base with title in pencil on bottom. Possibly one of two known similar carvings. According to an article on the artist, he was a self taught carver and violin maker who moved to the United States from Quebec, Canada in 1891. He would travel in the States & Canada lecturing & showing his carvings. The carving is accompanied by a small group of biographical and historical information on his carvings. SIZE: 9-1/4″ h x 18″ l. Base: 19″ x 7-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 51037-1 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2170

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2171

HERIZ ORIENTAL RUG, NORTHWEST PERSIA.

First half 20th century. The arabesque central medallion in a claret field within rose red and ivory spandrels all with dense geometric polychrome floral and foliate design. The blue/black main border with scrolling herati and floral trellis work. SIZE: 8′ 6″ x 12′ 9″. CONDITION: Good pile overall, palette remains vibrant, losses to end fringe, selvedge intact, one small area of wqear to foundation in main border central end of rug. Good overall. 51322-4 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2171

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2172

SPECIAL DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE LOT.

This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please note, the hammer price of the lot will be matched dollar for dollar up to a $1,000 match and donated to the Dana-Farber Institute, commonly known as the “Jimmy Fund” locally. Founded in Boston in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Your gift provides Dana-Farber with crucial dollars that can be directed where and when they are needed the most. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very good. 51576-2 (300-400) – Lot 2172

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2173

FINE DIMINUTIVE GEORGE III MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE BOOKCASE.

Last quarter 18th century, England. In two parts, the upper case with molded cornice fitted with a pair of astragal glazed doors, each with eight glass panels. The pilasters in the form of engaged stylized fluted Ionic half columns. The interior fitted with three adjustable shelves, The bookcase set back on the lower case fitted with a brushing slide over a pair of aligned short drawers over a four graduated long drawers all with cockbeaded edges. The uppermost long drawer opening to an interior fitted with a baise-lined writing surface sliding open to reveal a storage well. The drawer additionally fitted with a well containing a pair of faceted glass inkwells and a double trough pen tray. The whole on a molded plinth raised on bracket feet with shaped returns. The lower case fitted with heavy brass carrying handles. The drawers with large pierced brasses of the period. SIZE: 77-1/2″ h x 32-1/2″ w of case x 34″ w overall x 15-1/2″ d. CONDITION: The secretary with original surface. Period brasses are replacements. Bracket base appears original as do backboards. Cabinet with rich dark patina. Very good overall. 51337-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2173

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2174

GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE CHEST WITH BRUSHING SLIDE.

Last third 18th century, England. The dense figural Santo Domingan mahogany, top with applied molded edge above the conforming case with serpentine front fitted with a conforming baise-lined slide over four conforming graduated drawers with cock beaded edges and with original brass hardware joined to a molded plinth, raised on bracket feet with shaped returns. The drawer dividers cross-banded. Backboards, bracket feet and hardware original. SIZE: 35″ h x 39-1/2″ w overall x 24″ d. CONDITION: Chest retains original polish surfaces with mellow patina. Proper left and right side of case at front with small brushstrokes of white paint, minor in nature. Some small cosmetic repairs to cross-banding. Structurally very good. 51360-1 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2174

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2175

GOOD GEORGE II MAHOGANY TRAY TOP KETTLE STAND.

Third quarter 18th century, England. The octagonal tray top with nice figured mahogany joined to the ring and urn-turned pedestal, raised on three cabriole legs terminating in platform pad feet. SIZE: 23″ h x 12″ d. CONDITION: Very fine condition with undisturbed polished surfaces and good patina. No restoration noted. 51309-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2175

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2176

FINE WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY TEAPOY.

Second quarter 19th century, England. Rectangular hinged top with canted corners and gadrooned edge opening to an interior fitted with lidded tin-lined waste compartment and pair of lidded tea caddies centering a faceted flint glass waste bowl, all within conforming case, each side with recessed panel raised on a cylindrical ring-and-bell-turned standard joined to the quatroform platform base affixed with floral rosettes raised on carved paw feet. SIZE: 31-1/2″ h x 19-1/2″ l x 14″ d. CONDITION: With original surfaces and rich patina. Retaining original concealed casters. Lock latch absent. Some veneer patches along sides of one arm of base. Glass bowl with hairline fracture, otherwise very good. 51348-24 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2176

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2177

FINE WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY AND ROSEWOOD THREE TIER DUMBWAITER.

Second quarter 19th century, England. Three shelves raised on Ring and ball-turned tapering columnar supports with ball finials. The centermost shelf fitted with a pair of aligned frieze drawers. The lower shelf above a simple apron, raised on ball feet. SIZE: 54″ h x 60″ l x 18″ w. CONDITION: Very good original surface with rich brown patina, intact and original. 51321-13 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2177

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2178

PAIR OF FINE INLAID MAHOGANY HEPPLEWHITE CUTLERY BOXES.

First quarter 19th century, probably England. Each hinged shaped sloping lid with oval shell inlay and well figured mahogany with contrasting “V” formed striped inlay, fitted with a frontal ring handle opening to a fully fitted interior with conforming string inlays. The lid interior with six pointed star. The conforming case on thin molded base. SIZE: 15″ t x 9″ w x 11″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good, veneers stable with re-polished shellac surface, one lid with very minor surface abrasion. 51348-36 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2178

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2179

FINE HEPPLEWHITE CLASSICAL CARVED GILT WOOD OVAL MIRROR.

First quarter 19th century, England. In the Adams style, the oval mirror plate within a conforming frame with molded beaded edge. The crest with scrolling tasseled banner swags hanging from a horizontal rod on which stands a classical urn emitting wheat plumes flanked by foliate sprigs. The mirror sides with foliate edges terminating in water lilies in which is perched a Phoenix from whose beak falls pendant chains of draped belle flowers attached to leaf tips and floral rosettes terminating at the base and joined to an inverted pendant foliate spray. SIZE: 47-1/2″ t x 26″ w. CONDITION: Structurally good and mostly intact with small areas of spot gilding loss, small areas of professional repair to tips of carved elements and spots of gilding minor in nature. Mirror plate is original with some slight foxing notably in upper edge and left side facing. Very good overall. 51348-46 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2179

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2180

HEPPLEWHITE CLASSICAL CARVED GILT WOOD MIRROR.

First quarter 19th century, probably England. The rectangular mirror plate within the molded frame with beaded edge surmounted by a classical urn with wheat cresting above S-scrolled foliate and floral decorative elements in the Adam’s style. The pendant pierced apron similarly carved with central inverted pendant pineapple. SIZE: 52″ t x 17″ w. CONDITION: Mirror plate with diagonal crack lower left corner facing. With extensive foxing. The gilt and carved elements with some minor professional restoration and re-gilding. Molded edge of frame with areas of gilding and gesso loss. Otherwise good. 51348-43 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2180

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2181

MONTAGUE J DAWSON (British, 1890-1973) “THE CHARIOT OF FAME, STUNSAILS PULLING.”.

Outstanding oil on canvas nautical scene shows a large ship in full sail sailing through rough seas under blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower left “Montague Dawson”, housed in a black painted molded wood frame with gold edge in a Lucite shadow box. A gilt title and artist plaque affixed to frame. On verso are various Christie’s labels, also a label from the LAX- Admiral’s Club with title and artist indicating “Property of American Airlines”, also an export label and penciled title on stretcher. Also on verso of canvas is a London Canvas stamp. SIZE: 28″ x 42″. Overall 33″ x 47. PROVENANCE: Christie’s NY Sale 1798 (1/31/07) Lot 348. From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, one very small touch up in sky. 51398-8 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2181

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2182

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

Oil on canvas yacht racing scene shows 2 boats with wind filled sails, sailing left to right in white waved tipped green ocean. Vessel in foreground manned by 3 men, captain at the rudder, all under a light blue and cloud sky. Signed lower left “Montague Dawson”. Housed in a shadow box type frame with linen, gold and white painted liner, also having a gilt wood title and artist plaque. On verso are Christie’s New York labels and a Cheryle A. Harrison Conservator, Vancouver, Canada label. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. Overall 32-1/4″ x 44-1/4″ PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas Collection CONDITION: Lined, craquelure, otherwise good to very good. 51398-49 (50,000-70,000) – Lot 2182

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2183

BAROQUE CARVED OAK COFFER.

18th century, probably England. The rectangular hinged lid with applied molded edge opening to a storage well. The eight panel case with four carved front panels all with foliate carving within molded borders. The inset side panels recessed and un-carved with molded borders, the case of quarter sawn oak. SIZE: 28-1/2″ h x 56″ l x 21″ d. CONDITION: The lid of the coffer is a considerably later replacement, proper right rear side later replacement, lock, key and hasp original, original lid hinges removed, case surfaces with exception of lid with natural undisturbed patina, legs appear to retain nearly full height, proper left font leg pieced. 51437-37 (500-600) – Lot 2183

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2184

PROVINCIAL WILLIAM AND MARY DEMILUNE TABLE.

18th century or earlier. The half-round hinged top joined by iron butterfly hinges. Projecting above the trapezoidal base fitted with a working drawer along the front raised on chamfered legs. A hinged fifth gate leg to support the removable top, all joined by a conforming trapezoidal shelf. The shelf supported by box stretcher. SIZE: 28″ h x 48-1/2″ w x 24″ d. 48″ dia open. CONDITION: The table with undisturbed surface, blackened with age. Top appears to have never been reset. Iron hinges are original. The hinged rail and flying rail are probably later replacements. Good overall. 51437-36 (700-900) – Lot 2184

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2185

TWO WILLIAM AND MARY OAK JOINT STOOLS.

Late 18th century, England. The first an early 18th century with rectangular beveled edge top above the rectangular apron. Joined to four blocked baluster turned legs joined by rectangular boxed stretcher. The whole a pinned construction. The second example comprised of miscellaneous period timber with rectangular beveled edge top above the line carved apron raised on four baluster turned splayed legs joined by rectangular box stretcher. SIZE: First: 14″ h x 16-1/2″ l x 11-3/4″ w. Second: 23″ h x 18-1/2″ l x 11″ w. CONDITION: The first with old if not original surface. Top reset. Old insect damage in lower portion of legs resulting in minor loss of height. Stool shows evidence of having been reassembled. Otherwise good. The second with dark old finish. Structurally good. Bottoms of all legs showing evidence of insect damage. Top is bowed and has been re-glued along a split seam. Degree of originality as noted. 51437-24 (600-800) – Lot 2185

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2186

DIMINUTIVE GEORGIAN STYLE JAPANNED SLANT LID DESK.

19th century, England. The rectangular case with sloping hinged lid above a short drawer flanked by lopers over three long drawers on a molded base raised on bracket feet with scalloped returns. The interior fitted with a central prospect door, flanked by valanced pigeonholes over four short drawers. The lid chinoiserie decorated with a landscape with pavilions. The desk sides decorated with floral shrubs, the drawer fronts with conforming landscape views. SIZE: 39″ h x 24″ w of case x 17-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Structurally good and intact. Japanned surfaces dry with light soiling and with losses to some raised decorative areas, and with wear to paint decorated and gilt surfaces commensurate with age. Otherwise good. 51437-30 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2186

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2187

RARE DANIEL A. BARNES PATENTED SWAN FORM IRON.

Circa 1877, New York. This rare example for which Daniel Barnes received a patent (Patent #197,958) in the form of a swan swiveling on an iron base. The turned handle joined to the swan’s neck, the rear support joined to cygnet which acts as a swiveling latch. The whole in silver paint. SIZE: 5-1/2″ t x 7-1/2″ l x 3-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Structurally very good with normal expected in use wear. 51400-2 (10,000-12,000) – Lot 2187

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2188

RARE SCANDINAVIAN ENGRAVED IRON.

First quarter 19th century, Denmark. The boat shaped body with sliding gate opening to an interior for heating stone, engraved on the surface with a potted flowering plant within a border of engaged diamonds with pointilated edges. The turned handle raised on molded scrolling cast supports. SIZE: 6-1/2″ t x 7-1/2″ l x 4″ w. CONDITION: Finely worn and polished. The surfaces with normal and expected slight denting. The (bow) end worn and exhibiting a loss to the brass and with subsequent small hole, otherwise very good. 51400-4 (2,800-3,200) – Lot 2188

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2189

EXCEPTIONAL DANISH IRON WITH SILVER OVERLAY.

18th century, Denmark. The wedge shaped iron with brass body. The rear curved gate opening to an interior for heating stone with swivel latch applied with reinforcing copper plates. The top overlaid with intricately scrolled and molded silver ornament joined to the baluster turned walnut handle. The handle raised on square iron supports. SIZE: 6-1/2″ t x 7″ l x 5″ w. CONDITION: All parts original. The handle with old repair at juncture of iron supports. Heating stone absent. As mentioned the gate with repair stabilized by copper bands, riveted together. All surfaces with normal and expected in use wear well worn and polished, very good overall. 51400-3 (8,500-9,500) – Lot 2189

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2190

ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN HALEY BELLAMY (Portsmouth, New Hampshire-Kittery, Maine, 1836-1914) CARVED & GILT EAGLE PLAQUE.

Eagle in flight clutching curved arrow. Reference: Page 70 in “John Haley Bellamy Carver of Eagles” by Yvonne Brault Smith. SIZE: 9-1/2″ h x 21″ l PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-42 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2190

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2191

FINE EARLY PAINT-DECORATED CARVED EAGLE WALL PLAQUE.

Mid 19th century, American. The pine plaque deeply relief carved from a single plank depicting eagle facing right with patriotic relief carved shield beneath. SIZE: 12″ t x 41″ l. CONDITION: Dry original paint with fine use wear patina. Very minor early chip loss at top of neck edge, otherwise very good overall. 51331-14 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2191

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2192

HAMBURG ROOSTER WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO L.W. CUSHING & SONS, WALTHAM, MA.

Last quarter of the 19th Century. Molded copper with cast feet. Nice old in-use regilted surface. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 26″ h x 29″ l. CONDITION: Solder repair on breast with touch up, otherwise good. 51331-6 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2192

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2193

CAST IRON PRANCING HORSE WEATHERVANE BY ROCHESTER IRON WORKS, GIMLINTON OR ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

Last quarter of the 19th Century. A rare & desirable full-bodied cast iron horse with a sheet iron tail; having a weathered old gold paint over gold leaf surface. This form was sometimes referred to as a “Formal Horse” by the manufacturer because of its sculptural beauty and imposing size. The iron horse was produced in three sizes with some variances; this example is the “middle” size. It has a distinctly detailed mane unique to the horse of this size. It is the rarest & most sculpturally desirable size of the iron horses produced by Rochester Iron Works. Accompanied by a museum stand. NOTE: The Rochester Iron Works Company was known for producing weathervanes in cast iron rather than repousse copper; even though they were considerably heavier, they were well engineered and the weight was counter-balanced well enough for them to rotate and change direction with the wind. Cast iron with sheet iron tail, old repainted gold surface. SIZE: 19″ h x 24″ l. CONDITION: Very good with old repainted gold surface, retaining the original bar at the base with slight bend and roughness. 51319-3 (10,000-25,000) – Lot 2193

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2194

LEAPING STAG WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO WASHBURN & CO., NEW YORK, NY.

Early 20th Century. Molded copper with cast zinc head, ears & antlers. Old gold leaf surface. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 25″ h x 30″ l. CONDITION: Multiple repairs to antlers but all original pieces. Otherwise very good. 51319-4 (8,000-16,000) – Lot 2194

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2195
Revised: 1/12/2017

Please Note: The Provenance of this lot should include “Ex-Collection of Joan L. Thayer”.

FOLK ART CARVING OF A 19TH CENTURY CARVED BEAR.

Probably New England. The carved smiling bear with brown glass eyes, rendered to be displayed in either a seated position or standing on all fours. In brown paint with black nose, red mouth and with beige stomach and highlights. SIZE: Seated 9″ t x 5″ w. CONDITION: Bear retains all original surfaces with excellent patina. Slight nick to tip of left ear otherwise very good condition. 50990-4 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2195

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2196

ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM MATTHEW PRIOR (American, 1806-1873) PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED GENTLEMAN.

Bust length portrait depicting a man with rosy cheeks in black coat and tie with gold buttons. The sitter’s body is facing slightly left while he gazes straight at the viewer. Unsigned oil on board housed in a period wood frame. SIZE: 14-1/2″ x 10″. Overall 18-1/2″ x 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Minor abrasions, tiny flake losses and surface grime. 51335-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2196

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2197

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

Two oils on canvas depicting a man and a woman in three quarter length view. The young gentleman sports a cropped beard and is seated in a chair wearing a black suit with bowtie and ruffled shirt, the woman has pincurls framing her face and is seated wearing a maroon velvet dress with a lace collar and gold tone brooch. Each canvas is trompe l’oeil painted with a giltwood frame motif and housed in a simple curly maple frame. SIZE: 40″ x 33-3/4″. Overall: 45-1/2″ x 40″. CONDITION: Both have restoration and significant craquelure. 51340-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2197

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2198

ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH WHITING STOCK (American, 1815-1855) FOLK ART PORTRAIT OF TWO BOYS WITH SPANIEL.

Unsigned three-quarter length portrait of two boys wearing dark suits, sitting in a landscape. The boy on the right has dark hair and is holding a book in his right hand and sporting a striped bowtie, while the boy on the left has light brown hair and is patting the head of his spaniel, who is gazing up at his companions. The background has an evening like glow with a tree to the right in shadow. Oil on canvas housed in a period gold tone wood frame. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. Overall 36-1/2″ x 30-1/2″. CONDITION: Good restored condition, lined with several small areas of inpaint. 50960-1 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2198

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2199

MIR SAROUK OR SERABAND ORIENTAL CARPET, CENTRAL PERSIA.

Second quarter 20th century. the carpet woven with rows of floral botehs on a muted terracotta ground within multiple crenelated and floral trellis work guard borders centering a main border of scrolling floral vinery. Probably chemically treated, now with a muted palette with blue/black borders and design trim. SIZE: 10′ 3″ x 16′. CONDITION: Overall even wear with small areas of foundation showing, some evidence of old staining. 51321-10 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2199

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2200

QASHGAI ORIENTAL RUG, SOUTHERN IRAN.

Second quarter 20th Century. Woven with multiple rows of polychrome diamonds with serrated edges each filled with stylized geometric tree branch forms with polychrome snowflakes and S-hooks throughout all on a midnight blue ground. The row of central diamonds in madder red, midnight blue, and blue/gray fields within a ivory main border of tarantula latch hook trelliswork within multiple polychrome guard borders. The end fringe on one end ties as tassles. SIZE: 5′ 10″ x 10′ 1″. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: The rug with strong vibrant colors and retaining good pile throughout, minimal and minor loss to end fringe, rug remains supple, very good overall. 51412-64 (800-1,200) – Lot 2200

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2201

UNUSUAL FRENCH MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE SHELF CLOCK.

First quarter 19th century, France. The unmarked brass movement with time and strike apertures, striking on the half hour, with rack and snail strike system and with convex door. The enameled dial marked “A Paris“. The movement mounted within an architectural triangular black marble case surmounted by brass sphere, the edges with gilt metal rope twist edges raised on paw feet above a white marble alcove flanked by gilt metal mounted corbels. The whole on a white marble plinth, a foliate scrolling cast-metal bracket mounted within the frieze flanked by cast rosettes further flanked by gilt metal plaques. The clock on suppressed ball feet. SIZE: 25-1/2″ t x 14″ w x 7” d. CONDITION: Movement appears to be operable. Key is present. Several cast elements missing along upper border of white marble base. One gilt metal plaque missing from side panel. Ormolo border to gray marble flooring absent. Generally in “as found” condition. The rear door glass with crack. 51018-2 (400-500) – Lot 2201

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2202

PAIR OF LOUIS XV STYLE ROCOCO GILT WOOD MIRRORED WALL SCONCES.

Third quarter 19th century, Continental possibly France. Each with shaped mirror plate within a molded scrolling frame beneath the cartouche form crest flanked by scrolling leaf tips continuing to a lower display shelf with half serpentine molded edge. The shelf with original red velvet liner all above the shell form pendant apron flanked by foliate C-scrolls. SIZE: 32″ t x 20-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Structurally good, retaining nearly complete original gilding. Mirror plate and backboards original. 51348-5 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2202

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2203

LEROLLES FRERES BRASS CARTEL CLOCK.

First half 20th century, France. The brass case cast with foliate floral sprays and scrolling molded leaf tips. The crest cast with intertwined berry sprigs and leaf tips above the convex glass door opening to the brass dial decorated with a central foliate armorial crest inset with two enameled plaques inscribed “LEROLLE FRERES”. The second plaque “PARIS”, beneath time and strike apertures. The chapter ring with enameled plaques for each Roman numeral hour. The case additionally mounted with shaped clear glass panels within the brass case openings. The eight day brass movement, a rack and snail striking system, striking on a bell the half hour and hour, with dead beat escapement. The original pendulum a cast brass example depicting the sun god Louis XIV. SIZE: 28-1/2″ t x 16-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: From a private Mount Desert Island collection. CONDITION: Case in very fine condition with original surface. Movement clean and in running order. Very good overall. 51321-15 (800-1,200) – Lot 2203

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2204

BIEDERMEIER SOFA.

Circa 1830, Germany or Austria. An ambitious and successful example with pleasing lines, fine figured walnut wood choice and desirable marquetry scene inlaid at center of the crest rail; in appealing striped upholstery. SIZE: 36-1/2 t x 93″ l. Height of seat 17″, approximate depth 28″. CONDITION: Good condition with minor old repairs and imperfections; upholstery in good condition. 51174-3 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2204

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2205

FLEMISH TAPESTRY SEGMENT OF WOODED LANDSCAPE.

18th century or earlier. The panel wrought with two large trees in the foreground amongst flowering shrubbery. A small lake beyond the trees, a cottage in the middle ground beyond the pond. A duck is in the foreground beside the trunk of the tree. Wrought overall in subtle hues of blue, green, brown, and ivory. SIZE: 65″ l x 49″ w. CONDITION: The segment has been re-bound along the edge with old fabric backing. Old repairs at the corners, areas of weakness and deterioration throughout, with light even soiling and staining throughout. Fair to good overall. 51437-25 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2205

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2206

SCANDINAVIAN MAHOGANY LOOKING GLASS IN THE QUEEN ANNE TASTE.

Second half 18th century, Denmark. The rectangular beveled mirror plate with scalloped and shaped edge within the conforming wavy molded frame surmounted by a scalloped pressed shallow oval depression. The crest and frame back with chamfered edges. SIZE: 31″ t x 15″ w. PROVENANCE: Downeast Maine home, descendant of Knud Rasmussen, famous Danish arctic explorer whose “greatest achievement” was the massive Fifth Thule Expedition (1921–1924) being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Mirror with old and original surface. Mirror plate original as is backboard, now with chocolate brown patina. Very good overall. 51323-6 (500-800) – Lot 2206

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2207

FINE CARVED, GILT, AND PAINT DECORATED FIGURE OF VENETIAN BLACKAMOOR.

Mid-19th century, Italy. This well decorated and carved figure dressed in period costume with gold gilt highlights, green floral neckerchief, and floral sash, wearing floral decorated and gilt tights, standing on the bow of a gondola. Mounted on a cylindrical molded pedestal with socle raised on claw feet with acanthus returns, gilt and floral decorated. SIZE: 34″ h. CONDITION: Torch in upraised right hand missing flame, old repair to right forearm at wrist, object held in left hand is absent, the bow sprit of gondola with small seam split and slight damage, end of open gondola section with bite mark damage, top molding of pedestal with old repair, leaf element of foot with old damage, painted and gilt surfaces remain clear and vibrant with age patina and light soiling. Minor abrasions throughout, most notably to head scarf. 51267-1 (700-900) – Lot 2207

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2208

FRENCH PROVINCIAL OAK BOMBAY COMMODE.

First half 19th century, France. Rectangular top with serpentine front and beveled and molded edge above the conforming case with bombay sides and serpentine front. Fitted with two aligned short drawers over three long drawers, all with molded edges. Top drawers centering an oval molded panel with ornate cast-brass escutcheon. Long drawers each with similar central panels; each with cast escutcheon. All with casbt-brass foliate bails. The bombay case sides with scrolling molded borders, the whole raised on cloven hoof frontal legs and square rear legs. The commode with paneled backboard. SIZE: 40″ h x 50-1/2″ w x 26-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Commode with old surface, medium honey-brown patina. Structurally good overall. 51376-49 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2208

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2209

FINE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE REVIVAL GILT WOOD CARVED FIGURAL MIRROR.

First half 19th century, probably Italy. The tombstone arch beveled mirror plate within a molded surround flanked by free standing cherubs with wings and cloaks, each with outstretched arms posed on C-scrolled gilt wood pedestals, each beneath classical corbels with scrolled volutes supporting the stepped architectural cornice with carved guilloches. The mirror on a stepped molded base. The whole with fine gold gilding. SIZE: 21-1/2″ t x 19-1/4″ w. CONDITION: The mirror remains in good original condition with untouched surface and with no restoration or repair, some minor losses to gilding on molded base, back edge of frieze, and top edge of cornice, otherwise with minor and minimal abrasions. 51376-6 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2209

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2210

RARE ENGRAVED IRON AND BRASS TRAMMEL.

Circa 1836, Germany. This fine and unusual large example engraved with a stylized folk art pineapple beneath the inscription “ANNO/1836/IEGU”, above an engraved heart with the inscription “TREUE/UND/LIEBE” above a pair of potted plants, all above a stylized thistle over two aligned touch marks possibly identifying the maker. The adjustable arm engraved with a bird within a foliate border mounted with two turned brass knobs. The trammel has been slightly burnished. SIZE: 40″ l (closed). Approximately 52″ l (open). 15″ w. CONDITION: Burnished as noted, engravings and decoration in very good condition, brass elements with normal and expected denting from in use wear. One iron leaf tip present but detached, some adjustments need to be made to the stationary arm to allow for height adjustment, otherwise very good. 51400-11 (3,000-3,500) – Lot 2210

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2211

IRON BOUND STRONG BOX.

18th century, probably Eastern Europe. The small iron bound box with side carrying handles, decorative rosettes and rivets. The lid opening to reveal an ornate and decorated locking mechanism affixed to lid interior. The interior of strong box fitted with small lidded till the whole in old green and black paint. Lock retains original key and is functional. SIZE: 5-3/4″ t x 12″ w x 6″ d. CONDITION: Lock functional as noted. The strong box with overall abrasions, minor denting, paint loss and minor corrosion commensurate with age and in use wear. Good overall. 51348-25 (800-1,200) – Lot 2211

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2212

GROUP OF EARLY TEXTILES AND EMBROIDERIES.

18th and 19th century, Europe. 1) A pair of Flemish tapestry fragments now assembled as two pillows, the first a 12″ x 16″ panel embroidered with the bust of a woman in period dress amongst flowering shrubs. The second a 15″ x 22″ panel of dense foliage. Each panel believed to be 18th century or earlier with extensive wear and deterioration, but retaining a pleasing overall effect. 2) Three small pillow casings (one filled) all approximately 8″ x 9-1/2″. Each embroidered with a similar classical urn on table with trailing drapery and a flowering branch. Nicely wrought example, retaining good detail and color but with deterioration and small repairs throughout. 3) Pair of small stump work embroidered floral panels, each approximately 9″ square, with three rows of silvered flowers on a now olive green ground, the central row within a border of pink and green stylized flower head garland. Overall deterioration, silver thread mostly intact, fair condition overall. 4) Gothic needlework panel of a woman in period formal dress standing beneath a Gothic arch within scrolling borders on a black ground, 18th century or earlier, panel is 15″ x 13″. Fragment in generally fair condition, intact but with wear throughout. 5) Early needlepoint seat cover, possibly France, 16″ x 18″. Romantic view of a young couple seated within a glade of flowering trees all within a scrolling cartouche, further bordered with floral trellis work. Probably late 18th century. Color palette remains reasonably strong with deterioration along edges and with several small holes in woman’s dress and gentleman’s clothing. Fair overall. 6) Early framed needlework of Madonna and child wrought in earth tones very subtle palette, sight size 12″ x 7-1/2″, late 18th early 19th century, continental. Overall fading. Needlework appears reasonably intact, colors on reverse are quite vibrant. 7) Group of four silk floral embroideries, all backed and with contrasting silk borders of later vintage. 19th century. The group includes a polychrome floral table runner, 49″ x 21″, with serious deterioration throughout and general soiling. A green floral slip cover with silvered thread border, 17″ x 11″, slight even soiling, otherwise fair to good. The third an ivory silk floral embroidered doily, faded with staining, deterioration to border, 11″ x 9″. A rectangular floral doily with silvered thread border. Silk is tearing and brittle, 15″ x 8″. 8) Along with a large grouping of later embroideries together with two crewel and stump work foliate panels, dating to the late 18th early 19th century. A floral crewel work panel on burlap, 20th century. A large embroidered piece of material, possibly destined as a quilt or duvet cover, nicely embroidered with floral sprigs, birds, butterflies and floral sprays. 19th/20th century. Generally fair to good. Sizes vary within this selection. SIZE: As stated above. CONDITION: As stated above. 51437-5, 51437-48, (1,500-1,800) – Lot 2212

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2213

RARE DOUBLE HORSE HANDLE CARVED MANGLE BOARD.

Circa 1823, Scandinavia. The handle in the form of a pair of carved horses with notch carved accoutrements. The board decorated with three carved rondels, each with multiple pointed flower heads. Paint-decorated with the initials “BKPD” above “Ano 1823″ in red ochre paint, all within a carved notched border. Original green and red ochre paint. SIZE: Overall 23″ l x 5” w. CONDITION: All original condition with fine patina, lettering is clear and readable. Very good overall. 51400-7 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 2213

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2214

TWO CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED MANGLE BOARDS.

Early 19th century, Scandinavia. The first a beech example with stylized horse handle in red wash. The board with three aligned mandalas; two with scrolling intertwined devices, the third with six-pointed flower head, all in red and greenish/black paint. The board engraved “BIB 1828”. The second a birch or poplar example with folk art inspired carved horse handle in brown paint joined to the board engraved with a crown over conjoined C’s above a thistle shrub over the initials “KPD” above the date “1808” above two carved potted plants ending in geometric devices below the horse all within a molded edge, in original green and terracotta red paint. An affixed label on the underside states “This board was from the C. A. Reissmann collection, Denmark”. SIZE: First 25-1/4″ l x 5-1/2″ w. Second 23″ l x 6″ w. CONDITION: First with all original surfaces, evidence of prior insect activity now extinct. Second is very good with untouched surface with normal and expected abrasions to paint along edges otherwise good. 51400-8 (2,200-2,400) – Lot 2214

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2215

LARGE DEEPLY CARVED RELIEF PLAQUE DEPICTING A PEASANT FARMER WITH DOG PURSUING A LARGE ANIMAL.

History provided in written form on an envelope indicates that the carving was procured by the head of Lloyd’s of London who built a house on 1 Cliff St. Marblehead, Mass and it was discovered when a living room was renovated and it had been built into the ceiling. In the 1960’s the coffee table case was made to present it in a more utilitarian way. It could be used as a wall plaque as easy as leaving it in this coffee table format. Probably 19th Century in the Black Forest style of Germany. SIZE: Carving: 17″ h x 55″. Overall: 17-1/4″ h x 19-1/2″ d x 57″ w. CONDITION: Very good with nice patina. 51344-1 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2215

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2216

MARQUETRY EBONIZED PORTICO SHELF CLOCK WITH DOME.

Second quarter 19th century, France. Of typical, form the scrolling crest on a gadrooned platform above the frieze raised on free standing classical rope twist columns with gilt metal capitals and bases centering the round porcelain dial with Roman numeral chapter ring with time and strike apertures. The brass movement striking on a bell is signed “Vincente & Cie”. The clock mounted within a cast foliate circular frame. The original pendulum similarly cast and headed by a lyre form adjuster. The whole on a stepped marquetry platform base with reeded molding. The clock is accompanied by a large clear glass dome of the 19th century mounted on its original ebonized base. SIZE: 19″ t x 9-3/4″ w x 5-1/2″ d. Dome 24″ t x 13″ w x 9″ d. CONDITION: The movement cleaned in operable condition with original pendulum and key. Very good overall. 51408-5 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2216

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2217

UNUSUAL LARGE LOUIS XV PROVINCIAL BEECH FIVE LEG CANAPE.

Late 18th century, France. The scalloped serpentine crestrail above the padded back joined to in-curved molded arms with out-scrolled grips continuing to curved and molded supports centering the over-upholstered seat with cushions above. The seat rail scalloped and shaped with floral and foliate carved edge raised on five frontal foliate carved and molded cabriole legs terminating in scrolled snail feet. The five rear legs comprised of three square legs flanked by two shaped legs. The canape recently upholstered in pale pink damask. SIZE: 42″ h of back x 8’8″ l x 27″ d. CONDITION: Structurally sound, frame with areas of old insect damage now inactive. Abrasions and in-use wear commensurate with age. One central rear leg repaired. Frame reinforcement done during re-upholstery process. 51321-12 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2217

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2218

LOUIS XVI TRANSITIONAL FRUITWOOD FAUTEUIL.

Late 18th, early 19th century. The overupholstered shaped paneled back with molded crestrail centering a floral crest joined to molded outcurved arms continuing to fluted scrolling hand grips on incurved molded supports centering shaped molded over upholstered brass tacked seat over serpentine seatrails. Raised on tapering fluted cylindrical frontal legs headed by carved floral rosettes. SIZE: 37″ h (back) x 16″ h (seat). 25″ w (overall) CONDITION: Armrests maintain original horsehair and leather covering. Crestrail with old repairs at shoulders. Old stress crack and repair to proper right arm support at hand grip. Floral rosettes absent at top of rear legs. Old repair including re-attachment of proper rear leg. Most pegs remain in place and are believed to be original. Seat blue blocks are later replacements. Chair frame has been cleaned of all surfaces. Otherwise fair. 51437-14 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2218

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2219

TWO FRENCH PROVINCIAL CARVED BEACH ARMCHAIRS.

18th century, France. The first example in the style of Louis XV. A rectangular over-upholstered back joined to horizontal arms continuing to shaped grips on curved supports centering trapezoidal seat with serpentine front rail and shaped and scalloped edge, raised on cabriole legs terminating in molded snail’s feet, joined by undulating curule formed stretchers. Covered in Kilim fabric with rows of geometric designs. Second armchair with rectangular arched back joined to elongated padded arms with shaped handgrips on conforming supports centering the trapezoidal over-upholstered seat, raised on “OS DU MOUTON” legs joined by curule formed cross stretchers. Covered in the same fabric as previous. Note: While each chair frame is of pinned and tenoned construction, and originated in the 18th century, we do not feel we can positively date them to the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV. SIZE: First 42-1/2″ h at back x 16-1/2″ h of seat x 28-1/2″ w overall. 2) 39-1/2″ h at back x 17″ h of seat x 27″ w overall. CONDITION: The first example with repaired proper left front foot. The second example with restored stretchers, now reinforced. Fabric on each chair with substantial running of colors. Both chair frames with evidence of old insect activity, now dormant. 51437-38 (800-1,200) – Lot 2219

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2220

CARVED DECORATED MAHOGANY DRESSING MIRROR.

First quarter 19th century, Scandinavia. The rectangular beveled mirrored plate within a carved gilt slip within the conforming rectangular molded frame, with arched swans neck molded pediment swiveling on back-swept arms joined to the box base fitted with a single compartmented drawer flanked by canted reeded pilasters on a molded plinth raised on small cast brass frontal ball and claw feet. The rear legs replaced. SIZE: 27″ t x 13-3/4″ w x 11″ d. PROVENANCE: Downeast Maine home, descendant of Knud Rasmussen, famous Danish arctic explorer whose “greatest achievement” was the massive Fifth Thule Expedition (1921–1924). Being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Original mirror plate, backboard, mirror fasteners and brass knobs. Rear legs replacements as noted. Finial absent, otherwise with good original surface. 51323-36 (300-400) – Lot 2220

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2221

ISFAHAN SILK ORIENTAL RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA.

20th Century. This fine example with “Shah Abbas” central rondel medallion in pale indigo, wine red, and ivory set within a midnight blue field of dense floral vinery within pale blue/gray and ivory spandrels all similarly wrought within an ivory main border of delicate scrolling vinery within multiple cream color and pale gold guard borders. SIZE: 6′ 7″ x 10′ 1″ including fringe. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Rug retains full pile, it should be noted that the ivory thread varies in tone depending on the angle from which it is observed and any irregularities are from the reflection or refraction of the light on these threads. At the outer corner of one spandrel within the first two guard borders is some evidence of a light stain, otherwise very good overall. 51358-17 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2221

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2222

TWO TABRIZ SILK RUNNERS, NORTHWEST PERSIA.

20th Century. Each with three aligned mandelas, the first with dense floral and foliate vinery interspersed with exotic birds on a blue/grey ground within an ivory main border of floral trelliswork interspersed with songbirds centered by burgundy guard borders. The second with three aligned foliate mandelas in celadon green on an ivory ground with dense polychrome floral sprays within a blue/black main border with polychrome flower heads within multiple guard borders of zigzag and floral design. SIZE: 1) 2′ 4″ x 8′ 2″. 2) 2′ 7″ x 8′ 6″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Both with light minimal soiling, otherwise in very good condition. 51358-27 (800-1,200) – Lot 2222

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2223
Revised: 1/26/2017

Please Note: Title should read “FINE QUM SILK ORIENTAL RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA”.

FINE ISFAHAN SILK ORIENTAL RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA.

Late 20th century. This finely woven signed example with an oval poled medallion set within a burgundy field within a conforming oval trefoil vinery border set within floral jade green spandrels. The whole with intricate fine floral sprays and garlands in pastel colors. The plum main border with dense floral vinery and with two scrolling foliate guard borders of pale sage green. SIZE: 4′ 4″ x 6′ 8″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very fine. 51358-52 (400-600) – Lot 2223

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2224

FINE PORTSMOUTH SHERATON INLAID MAHOGANY FOLD OVER GAMES TABLE.

Portsmouth, NH, circa 1810. A fine example with high quality figured mahogany top, and superb satin birch, ebony and tiger maple inlays. SIZE: 30-3/4″ t x 36″ w x 18″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: With old repair to age crack in fixed leaf and quality older refinish. Secondary wood is white pine with a birch fly rail with mahogany primary. 51398-23 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2224

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2225

INLAID FEDERAL CHERRY AND BIRDS EYE MAPLE CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Circa 1800, New England. An appealing Federal bowfront chest with exotic wood inlays including birdseye maple, figured mahogany cross banding, and composed inlays of contrasting light and dark wood. A unified design with sweeping front apron profile and an attenuated stance make this more than a merely useful chest of drawers. SIZE: Case: 37″ h x 41″ w x 19-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Good, with older refinish, some repair to lower 3″ of front feet, brasses appear to be original, no locks ever set in this piece predicting a rural origin, minor restorations to inlays, one horizontal glue block missing on base. 51376-27 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2225

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2226

FEDERAL INLAID SERVER.

Vermont, circa 1815. A rare and desirable compact server from Vermont with Hepplewhite scrolled base and drawer configuration consisting of a full width drawer at the bottom with butterfly doors just above flanked by bottle drawers with split top drawer and deep full width second drawer. Primary wood is mahogany and birch, with inlaid drawer fronts of tiger maple with ebony and maple stringing and mahogany cross-banding. The doors and drawers are cock beaded. Secondary wood is primarily basswood with some pine. SIZE: 42-1/2″ t x 41-3/4″ w x 18-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Good restored condition, with base restored, refinished, replaced hardware, and shows signs of having had a back splash at one time. 51399-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2226

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2227

INLAID MAHOGANY SHERATON GAMES TABLE.

Massachusetts or possibly Portsmouth, NH, circa 1815. Typical fold over games table with outset ovolo corners and swell front apron at front and sides. Inlaid with bird’s eye maple at center tablet and on upper portions of front legs. The lower edge of frame and over leaf edge inlaid with thumb print composed inlay. The legs reeded in typical Sheraton fashion with ring turnings at apron and base ending in spiked feet. SIZE: 29″ h x 36″ w x 17-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Good overall, with age check to lower leaf of table top and repair to small break at hinge of lower leaf. With old refinish and good color. 51376-15 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2227

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2228

GOOD SOUTHERN INLAID WALNUT SUGAR CHEST.

First quarter 19th century, probably South Carolina. The hinged lid with carved eight petal flower head within a contrasting string-inlaid border opening to storage area. Dovetailed box with similar floral carvings on sides and front set upon a table stand fitted with a pair of aligned short drawers with contrasting inlaid escutcheon and line borders. Raised on ring-turned swelled columnar legs with turned cuffs. SIZE: 34″ h x 26″ l x 18″ d. CONDITION: The top with butterfly repairs to old seam crack. Loss to one end of curved strip of string inlay. Locks and keys present. Surfaces cleaned and re-polished. Generally good. 51019-2 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2228

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2229

NICE SHERATON MAHOGANY THREE DRAWER WORK TABLE.

Circa 1830, probably Massachusetts. Square table with hinged D form leaves, all with reeded edge above the conforming case fitted with a bank of three drawers. Uppermost with hinged writing slope, inkwell compartments and pen tray above a central drawer fitted with compartments over the third drawer frame fitted with original purple silk bag. Whole raised on ring turned tapering reeded legs with bold turned cuffs terminating in brass capped casters. SIZE: 28″ h. Top 19-1/2″ x 18″ closed. 37″ x 18-1/2″ open. CONDITION: Table retains old surface. Top with some dark water staining and surface scratches. Top drawer with reinforced back and replaced drawer guide. All with replaced baise liners. Brass casters original. Minor veneer chips on drawer fronts. Otherwise structurally good. 51313-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 2229

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2230

SIMON WILLARD MAHOGANY BANJO TIMEPIECE.

First quarter 19th century, Boston, Massachusetts. The case of typical form with suppressed ball and spire finial above the convex glass hinged door opening to an enameled steel dial inscribed “Simon Willard & Son” in script above “BOSTON” within a roman numeral chapter ring with time only aperture. The single bridge brass movement with deadbeat escapement and with filaster bolt fasteners above the eglomise painted throat glass depicting a stylized floral narrow bouquet in a stylized urn within the conforming gilt scrolling border alternating with ruby and emerald painted swags. The numeral “72” impressed on throat glass and box base door. The throat flanked by brass side arms. The box base paint decorated with an early scene of the Boston State House and so marked in gilt lettering. The bottom board of the base is missing. Single piece backboard is intact. *NOTE* For a similar example see Willards Patent Timepieces by Paul J. Foley, pg 45, figure 98. SIZE: 32-1/2″ t x 10″ w. PROVENANCE: The clock a gift from Arthur Cutts Willard to the grandmother of the present owner. CONDITION: Case surface retains old finish, dial original with original signature, numerals over-painted, scrubbed in some areas, arrow hands original, pendulum appears original, suspension spring needs replacing, bolts for tie down bar are missing. Glass is original, touched-up and throat glass cracked. Replaced iron weight. Side arms original. Case bottom absent as mentioned. Good overall. 51189-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2230

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2231

CLASSICAL ADAMS STYLE GILT MIRROR.

Late 18th early 19th century, England. The oval mirror plate within a conforming molded surround flanked by classical floral filled urns beneath S-scrolled leaf tips centering the crest comprised of a Phoenix perched on an urn with belle flower garland. The mirror mounted on a medial shelf with demilune ends with gadrooned edge above the shell carved pendants joined to floral swags. SIZE: Overall 37″ t x 19″ w. CONDITION: The back of the mirror frame with vertical later bracing, with areas of professional plaster restoration and with areas of re-gilding. Mirror plate appears original with spotting and losses to silver, otherwise very good. 51348-50 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2231

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2232

FINE FEDERAL EAGLE INLAID MAHOGANY SQUARE CARD TABLE.

Circa 1800, mid-Atlantic region, probably Baltimore. Rectangular hinged top with canted corners, rosewood and yew cross-banding, and figural mahogany center panel, hinged with leaf edged tenons above the conforming frieze with central pictorial oval of displayed patriotic eagle, flanked by oval inlaid panels with contrasting string inlay borders raised on square tapered legs headed by rectangular inlay panels with canted corners, the legs continuing to cross-banded cuffs. SIZE: 30″ h x 37-1/4″ l x 18″ d. CONDITION: Veneers along table top edges lifting in small areas. Hinged top with warp at center and at proper right front corner. Original side hinges in place. Additional later hinges now mounted along rear edge of top. Oak hinges on flyleaf of rear legs with wear and looseness. Rear glue blocks replaced. Otherwise good. 51348-8 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2232

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2233

SEMI-ANTIQUE HERIZ CARPET, NORTH PERSIA.

First third 20th century. The central arabesque medallion in midnight blue, wine red and pale indigo centered within a wine red field of dense geometric floral and saz leaf polychrome designs within ivory spandrels with similar design. The blue/black main border with polychrome floral and geometric trelliswork. SIZE: 9′ 3″ x 17′. CONDITION: With generally full pile and vibrant pallette, slight even wear at one end with good pile remaining. 51376-8 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2233

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2234

TEKKE BOKHARA, TURKMENISTAN.

First half 20th Century. Four rows of eleven guls on a brick red field within a main border of tarantula pattern guls, each end with midnight blue and ivory latticework; all of typical form. SIZE: 6′ 9″ x 10′ 2″. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: The rug with even wear throughout, retains strong color with a good even pile. With losses to end fringe and small losses to selvedge, fringe loss continuing to outer guard border in some areas, otherwise good overall. 51412-58 (800-1,200) – Lot 2234

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2235

PATCHEN HORSE WEATHERVANE WITH BALL & DIRECTIONALS.

Second half of the 20th Century. Running horse having a darkened copper surface. Stand not included. SIZE: Overall: 29″ h (with standard) x 42″ l. CONDITION: Front section of mounting bar with dent & repair, otherwise very good. 51506-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2235

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2236

PEA HEN WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL & CO., WALTHAM, MA.

Last quarter of the 19th Century. Traces of red paint with a verdigris surface. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 17″ h x 17″ l. CONDITION: Multiple bullet hole repairs with inpainting, otherwise good. 51331-9 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2236

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2237

LARGE GILT COPPER EAGLE WEATHERVANE.

Early 20th Century. Large spread wing eagle having worn gold leaf surface standing on a ball & arrow. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 32″ w x 35″ l. CONDITION: Front part of arrow bent & repaired, significant denting and creasing to head. 51376-13 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2237

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2238

WELL CARVED FOLK ART EAGLE.

Early 20th century, possibly American. The fanciful bird carved at the moment of landing with down-turned feathered head, out-swept nicely shaped wings and spread tail. The wing and tail tips carved in a “feathered” appearance. The head with feathered plumage and partially open beak. The talons carved as an integral part of the square wood pedestal. Nice coloration and patina. SIZE: 14″ t x 31-1/2″ w (wing) x 11″ d. CONDITION: With undisturbed surfaces, minor blemish to tip of beak, and with some areas of minor roughness to wing tips, otherwise very good. 51400-6 (1,800-2,000) – Lot 2238

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2239

SMALL CARVED EAGLE PLAQUE.

Late 19th, early 20th century, American. Carved eagle in manor of John Haley Bellamy small eagle plaques. This example rendered with eagle perched on segmented tree branch. With yellow glass eyes and with multiple layers of old paint. SIZE: 8-1/4″ h. Wingspan 19″ l. 3-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Proper left wing has been reattached. Paint history as noted. Now with dry, crusty surface. 51464-1 (500-700) – Lot 2239

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2240

J.B. SMITH & SON (American, 1798-1876) PORTRAIT OF THE BRIG “YOUNG REPUBLIC, T.L. LIBBY COMD. NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 3, 1859”.

Outstanding oil on canvas depicting the ship in full sail, sailing right to left past Governors Island, NY Harbor. The ship flies the American flag and a bright red & white ship’s pennant. Two men are seen in rowboat in foreground, one tipping his hat to the ship as it sails by. Wonderful colored blue sky with pink highlighted clouds. Signed lower left “J B Smith & Son Brooklyn L.I.” and titled lower right. Housed in a wonderful lemon gold modern frame with gilt liner and artist & title plaque. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Strengthening to tack edge, stable & tight craquelure, inpainting, very good. 51398-26 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2240

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2241

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

An oil on canvas depicting a three masted clipper ship caught between large waves, travelling towards the right. Housed in a giltwood frame and signed lower left “M. Zeno Diemer”. SIZE: 39″ x 57″. Overall: 51″ x 68″. CONDITION: Very good. Canvas is lined and varnish has yellowed. Gilding on frame is chipping, with losses. 49556-1 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 2241

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2242

WILLIAM P. STUBBS (American, 1842 – 1909) PORTRAIT OF THE THREE MAST SHIP JESSE H. PREEMAN, BOSTON.

Large oil on canvas nautical scene shows the three mast ship sailing angularly left to right with three other boats on the horizon. Dark blue water with white wave tips. The name emblazoned on the stern. Signed lower left “W.P.S.” Housed in a wonderful burl decorated deep walnut frame with gold liner. SIZE: 24″ X 36″. Overall 32″ x 43″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Lined, very good with in-painting. 51358-85 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2242

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2243

C MYRON CLARK (American, 1858-1925) USS CONSTITUTION.

Large oil on canvas nautical scene shows the constitution in full sail sailing right to left through choppy seas under blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower right “C. Myron Clark”, housed in a fine modern shell decorated gilt frame, having a gilt title plaque. Accompanying the painting are three red wax personal seals circa 1812 of Commodore Isaac Hull (March 9, 1773 – February 13, 1843) past commander of the USS Constitution. Housed in a small wood frame behind glass. SIZE: 33″ x 26-1/4″. Overall 40″ x 33″. Seals: 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ overall. CONDITION: Very good with some minor touch up. Seals good. 51344-17 (1,000-1,200) – Lot 2243

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2244

FRAMED BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF THE CITY OF PORTLAND MAINE, 1876.

The large folio view shows Portland and it’s harbor with many docks with ships, streets with buildings and outer land. The lithograph has light tinting and the bottom margin having a legend indicating hotels, manufacturers, churches and points of interest. On bottom edge “J.J. Stoner, Publisher, Madison, Wis. / Jos. Warner, Artist”, also “Chas. Shober & Co. Prop’s Chicago, Litho’g Co.” Housed in what appears to be it’s original walnut and gold frame, behind glass. SIZE: Sight 25-1/2″ x 37″. Overall 29″ x 40-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame, appears to have full margins, there is age toning in vertical lines and knot marks from backboards. One small hole loss to left margin, otherwise very good. 51412-89 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2244

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2245

TWO ANTIQUE VIEW OF PORTLAND, MAINE, PRINTS.

1) Large folio print of Portland, Maine, after a painting by J.W. Hill. Printed by Endicott & Co., N.Y., also Chas. Parsons Lithograph, N.Y. The black and white lithograph shows the launching of a ship in the foreground looking across Portland harbor with many ships, including the side wheeler “Daniel Webster”. The city of Portland is seen beyond with its many buildings and church spires. Housed in what may be its original decorated wood frame behind glass. 2) View of Portland, ME. taken from Cape Elizabeth before the great conflagration of July 4th 1866. The lithograph by J. Mayer & Co., Boston, after a photograph by Edward F. Smith. Published by B.B. Russell & Co., Boston & John Hankerson, Portland. Housed in an antique gilt frame behind glass. SIZE: 1) Sight 27-1/4″ x 43-1/2″. Overall 32″ x 48″. 2) Sight 14-1/2″ x 20-1/4″. Overall 16-1/2″ X 22-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: 1) There is a repaired tear from the bottom margin going up into the water and going along the shoreline, all over dark toning and foxing, one area at top right margin repaired. 2) Vertical toning line at center, water stain to lower left, otherwise good. 51412-40 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2245

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2246

D E BRADLEY (American, 19th Century) FOLK ART PAINTING OF PORTLAND HARBOR.

This historic view of Portland Harbor shows the jetty leading to Bug Light and Fort Gorges with its roof intact. The scene includes a steamboat approaching the dock, a sailboat, and a clipper ship at anchor. Inscribed lower right “Martha Portland Harbor” and signed lower right “DE Bradley.” SIZE: 11″ x 17-1/2″ . Overall 14-1/4″ x 20-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Overall discolored varnish, minor abrasions with several losses, 51412-39 (800-1,200) – Lot 2246

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2247

MAGNIFICENT LOT OF LETTERS, POSTCARDS, LOGS, BOOKS, PHOTOS, ADVERTISEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, ADVERTISING CARDS, DIARIES AND OTHER EPHEMERA PREDOMINATELY RELATED TO PORTLAND MAINE.

Lot consists of more than fifty 19th and 20th century books related to Portland and to Maine, a merchant’s log extending from August 9, 1790 to March 1813 of approximately 100 leaves in full leather; a log book authored by Master William Ross of the Barque MARY C FOX, from May 1864 to June 1885 – Ports include Philadelphia and Castine (no covers). A water-stained copy of the Hollis School District extending from 1839-1892 and a wealth of other ephemeral items. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Should be examined. 51412-105 (500-750) – Lot 2247

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2248

RARE HISTORIC FAMILY COLLECTION OF 1890’S KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH PHOTOGRAPHS.

Lot consists of: Fourteen 4-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ photographs signed “Charles H. Metcalf, Detroit, MICH” and twenty-five 4-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ unmarked photographs but probably Metcalf’s. Each identified on back with date & location including Dawson City views, Alaska Comm. Co. store, Dr. Labiancs camps, street in Juneau, etc. Eight other photographs of Floyd Wilson, Perley Wilson and Wilhilmena Wilson. One 8″ x 10″ photograph of “Mining in Alaska” which shows 27 men in a large slucing area. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Generally very good. 51398-39 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2248

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2249

AMERICAN OVAL TOP TAVERN TABLE IN GREEN PAINT.

New England. Oval pine top with rounded edge projecting above rectangular maple base with scalloped frieze raised on swelled blocked and ring-turned cylindrical tapered legs terminating in round disc feet. SIZE: 26″ h x 31-1/2″ l x 26″ w. CONDITION: Scrubbed top joined to base with rosehead nails which are probably later replacements to original wooden pegs. Repairs of two seam and shrinkage splits now stabilized. Underside of tabletop shows traces of original black paint which is not evident in table base, which in turn shows varying levels of green. This observation would cast doubt on the top being original to the base. One leg appears not to be original to this table. Otherwise structurally good. 50990-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2249

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2250

SACK-BACK WINDSOR ARM CHAIR.

Circa 1780, New York or New England. The chair having exceptionally bold bulbous turnings to arm supports, stretchers and raked legs. Composed of ash, hickory and maple with pine plank seat. SIZE: 35 1/2″ h x 24 1/2″ w x 21″ d. CONDITION: Very good condition; having a pleasing 19th century black over original red painted surface, minor imperfections. 51318-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2250

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2251

CHILD’S BOW-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR.

Circa 1780-1800, Maine. The chair having refined conformation, with red and black painted surface with yellow striping, exhibiting great patina with in use wear. SIZE: 22 1/2″ h x 14″ w x 10″ d. CONDITION: Very good condition, with age checks to seat. 51318-3 (1,800-3,000) – Lot 2251

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2252

RARE PILGRIM CENTURY PAINT DECORATED BLANKET CHEST.

New England. The single raised panel on back signed in black paint “J.N. 1726”. The pine chest with all original red painted surfaces and fine dark patina, the front with black splotch decoration and with black and white geometric designs. The front apron black band decorated with red and white vertical stripes. The case of square stile and rail-form, with pegged mortise-and-tenon joinery. The front with three recessed panels with applied molded edges. The case sides and back each fitted with a single heavily chamfered raised panel. The top comprised of single board with molded edge opening to an interior fitted with a till. Original staple hinges for lid remain attached to rear of case. SIZE: 26-1/2″ h x 44-1/2″ l x 20″ d. CONDITION: Lid with old split with two early nailed thin braces to underside. Original cleats long absent. One hinge with end loss. Note: Rosehead nails and mortise cuts beneath interior well indicate possibility of a long absent hidden lower shelf. Till lid and lock absent. Early chip loss at rear of both front legs. Evidence of small early nails around knothole in lid indicate a once present thin patch cover, now absent. This good example in untouched condition. 51331-36 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2252

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2253

EXCEPTIONAL VERY RARE HORNBEAM CHILD’S CHAIR.

Early 18th century, New England. The carved, hollowed maple log designed with “C” shaped back to accommodate plank seat, now affixed with rosehead nails, a half-round cut hole as a handgrip. Two rectangular holes open at sides for accommodation of “tender” arm. The front proper left side of chair with natural knot-holes. SIZE: 28″ h x 17-1/2″ l x 16″ d. CONDITION: Untouched original surfaces with natural color and patina. Edges smooth and worn. Minor and stable age appropriate shrinkage cracks throughout. Proper left arm cracked with early rosehead nail re-attachment. Very good to excellent untouched condition. Similar example see “Early American Country Furnishings” by George Neumann, plate 395, page 95. 51331-27 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2253

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2254

EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY RARE SMALL PILGRIM CENTURY TRANSITIONAL JOINT STOOL TAVERN TABLE WITH DRAWER.

Circa 1700-1720, New England. A rare diminutive example with original Spanish brown paint and with baroque down weighted baluster turnings of the early William and Mary period with intact turnip feet, boxed stretchers, the frame fitted with a drawer on one end, which is rarely seen. The top composed of two boards and molded with a fielded edge. A rare and appealing early survivor. Reference: Fine Points of Furniture by Albert Sack. See page 38 for similar example under “Best”. SIZE: 25-1/4″ h x 23-1/2″ l x 15-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Original paint significantly worn on upper half of table, revealing fine dark patina. The lipped drawer front with pierced Queen Anne handle is an early replacement, the drawer with some rebuilding, including edges of drawer bottom, the lower edges of drawer restored. Top not removed for examination. Drawer lock absent, high quality patch filled visible from interior only. All other elements original and intact including full feet. Otherwise condition very good throughout. 51331-24 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2254

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2255

JOSEPH GREENLEAF COLE (American, 1806-1858) “PORTRAIT OF CHARLES LEWIS OF CONGIN, MAINE.”.

Half length portrait of the young Mr. Lewis seated with his right arm resting on the back of a sofa. Oil on heavy paper inscribed on verso “Painted by Joseph Cole, Portland August 2, 1825.” There is a hand inscribed note affixed to verso that reads “This is the portrait of Charles Lewis of Congin- He gave it to his sister Mrs. Elizabeth L. Fox of Portland where it was painted by Joseph Cole August 2, 1825. Charles Lewis died November 15, 1825 age 24 years and 11 months.” SIZE: 29″ x 21″. Overall 32″ x 24-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Large tear in the center of the canvas that has been taped on verso, surface abrasions, surface dirt and spotty varnish. 51412-47 (800-1,200) – Lot 2255

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2256

AMERICAN SCHOOL FOLK PORTRAIT OF A CAT.

Oil on canvas. Signed Lower Right ‘MM’ & Dated 1888 in original grain decorated frame. Probably New England. A remarkable 19th century portrait of a precious family member, reminiscent of the portraits painted of children. A charming and folky rendering. REFERENCE: For a very related example: Sotheby’s Auctions, New York. “The Americana Collection of Marc and Laurie Krasny Brown – American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Red Tiger Cat.” (January, 21, 2007) sale N08979, lot 96. SIZE: 12″ x 10″. Overall 15″ x 13″. CONDITION: Very good, untouched condition. 51318-4 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2256

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2257

RARE WOOD CHANDELIER.

Mid 18th century, New England. This nice maple example with vase reel and spiral turned central shaft, mortise joined to carved and turned lap jointed and rosehead nailed candle arms peg joined to turned candle cups with flared rims. SIZE: 17″ t x 27″ diameter. CONDITION: Chandelier retains original unpainted surfaces with fine patina, candle cups with normal and expected discoloration with in use wear. Original iron hanging ring. One arm with drilled hole of an unknown purpose (perhaps to hang snuffer). Very good to excellent overall. 51331-47 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2257

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2258

PAINT DECORATED FIRE BUCKET.

American, mid 19th century. Early painted surfaces, the body in Windsor Green, with red rim and base. Inscribed, in mustard yellow with black shadow paint, “C. FOSTER., M.F.S., No. 2., 1840”. All stitching intact, the bucket retaining its original iron rings and handle. SIZE: 13-1/2″ to top of rim. CONDITION: Minor soft dent back side of bucket with age appropriate wear. 51331-19 (1,200-2,400) – Lot 2258

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2259

LOT OF VARIOUS PEWTER ITEMS.

Lot is comprised of a 11-3/4″ handled pot by Allen Porter of Westbrook, ME. circa 1840, 11″ tall handled pot by Israel Trask (1786 – 1867), 6-1/2″ teapot by Rufus Dunham of Westbrook, ME, 9-1/2″ lighthouse form pot by Rufus Dunham, 6-1/4″ covered pot with spout by Rufus Dunham, 6-3/4″ water pitcher by Rufus Dunham, 6-1/4″ unmarked teapot, and pair of 9-3/4″ unmarked candlesticks. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Scattered dents, wear to the surface, minor repairs at hinges. 51412-28 (500-800) – Lot 2259

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2260

FINE SCRIMSHAW CARVED POWDER HORN.

Late 18th early 19th century, New England. This cow horn example scrimmed with a fully rigged frigate flying the American flag on one side, a fully rigged schooner on verso. Each side scrimmed with the initials “MW”. Horn is step carved with lambs tongue detailing. SIZE: 8″ l. 10″ l (on curve). CONDITION: Excellent untouched condition, no cracks or chips, well polished surface with no abrasions. Fill plug absent. 51331-16 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2260

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2261

INTERESTING LOT OF EARLY ITEMS BELONGING TO CAPT. JOHN LINCOLN & PURPORTEDLY SAMUEL ADAMS.

1) An old box with top label having penned inscription “Mrs. Oscar Hobart Stringer”. The box interior having pencil & pen inscription as follows: “Knife & fork carried by John Lincoln-Drummer boy in Expedition to Canada. Later Captain in Revolution” (4-1/2″ knife & 6″ fork in lot steel & wood); Powder horn & flint from Samuel Adams-Kept by D. Ferris Carlton-Bertha can keep or give to Mary”. There is also an old piece of paper with penned inscription “Belongs to Bertha Hobart Stringer died-Descendent of Samuel Lincoln the knife and fork was carried by Capt. John Lincoln when he led his troops to Canada”; 8″ leather & brass shot flask and flint pouch & striker accompany the lot. PROVENANCE: Descended in the family of our Maine consignor. CONDITION: Generally good. 51313-3 (500-800) – Lot 2261

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2262

UNUSUAL PAIR OF TIN WALL LANTERNS WITH SCALLOP SHELL REFLECTORS.

Early 19th century, American. The rectangular lantern with folded edges mounted with three clear glass panels, the third in the form of a hinged access door at the side. The back with original mirror plate. The base fitted with a single candle cup with drip pan. The tin back affixed with a veined scalloped shell rolled tin reflector, slightly curving above the opening. The whole with remnants of original black paint. The second of identical construction, the hinged door absent. SIZE: Overall 15″ t x 8-1/2″ w x 4″ d. CONDITION: With original painted surfaces as noted. Each with normal expected in use wear. Original mirror plates with considerable foxing to silver backing, otherwise good. 51437-21 (700-900) – Lot 2262

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2263

FEDERAL MAHOGANY PRESENTATION TIMEPIECE.

First quarter 19th century, Massachusetts. The mahogany and gilt presentation banjo clock with brass finial. The enameled iron dial with Roman numeral chapter ring with single aperture. The eglomise throat with gilt floral bouquet flanked by brass side arms above the box base with original eglomise panel decorated with a manor house within a landscape, the gilt door with rope twist molding, all above a presentation bracket applied with spherules. The eight day brass movement with centerbolt attachment is a later addition. Offered with weight, pendulum, key, and finial. SIZE: 40″ h x 10″ w. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Case retains old surface, finial is a replacement, dial and hour hand replaced although both are period, pendulum matches movement, weight is appropriate although probably not original, bezel door latch is not aligned, four spherules absent, some loss to gilding, fair to good. 51412-54 (800-1,200) – Lot 2263

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2264

NEW HAMPSHIRE BIRD’S EYE MAPLE MIRROR CLOCK.

Mid 19th century, New England. The rectangular case with hinged door with bird’s eye pilasters centering the mirror plate below an eglomise panel with gilt stylized conch shell spandrels. The 7-1/2″ enameled dial fitted with barbed hands. The rare weight driven brass time and strike movement, striking on a bell. The case with swan’s neck pediment. Clock is offered with two weights, pendulum, and winder. SIZE: 37-1/2″ t x 16-1/2″ w x 5″ d. CONDITION: Case refurbished with light honey color. Eglomise panel original, as are movement, dial and barbed hands. Very good overall. 51408-6 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2264

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2265

FINE PAINTED CHIPPENDALE CHAIR TABLE.

Second half 18th century, New England. The round maple three-board scrub top with cleats on the underside of tapered and chamfered form joined to the chair base with pins at the arms. The horizontal arms raised on four square lamb’s tongue chamfered legs centering the seat box with movable two-board seat opening to a storage well with removable bottom board long absent. The whole in original red paint and with mortise-and-tenon joinery throughout the base. SIZE: 27-3/4″ h closed x 44″ d. CONDITION: Wood hinge pins are old replacements. Chair seat with old water stains. Stabilized shrinkage cracks in top. Center of top with old water stain, now faint. Otherwise all original and in very good condition. 51331-34 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2265

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2266

WRITING ARM WINDSOR CHAIR.

Circa 1790, Connecticut. The chair of the Tracy Allen school of chair makers. A tall example with comb-back crest rail and sculpted saddle seat. Having a generous writing arm on the proper right side, fitted with the original dovetailed drawer, fully supported with architectural element in seat and turned spindles. Poplar seat; pine writing arm; ash and maple turnings; ash bow, spindles and crest rail. SIZE: 44-1/2″ h x 36″ w x 26″ d x 17-3/4″ seat h. CONDITION: Very good condition with full height, in appealing worn old paint and varnish surface. 51319-9 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2266

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2267

EBENEZER TRACY SUPERB KNUCKLE ARM BOWBACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR.

Circa 1790, Lisbon, Connecticut. This maple, hickory, and poplar example with early brown over original green paint. The bowed crest rail with seven spindles joined to the medial arm rail with boldly carved knuckle hand grips supported on raked vigorously turned base, ring-and-reel-turned armed supports and bulbous turned spindles centering a deeply carved oval saddle seat with pronounced pontel. The whole raised on widely splayed vase ring-and-reel-turned legs raised on bulbous turned arrow stretchers. NOTE: This armchair is unsigned but we feel is the work of Ebenezer Tracy. See The Windsor Style in America by Santore, page 107, plate 99. SIZE: 34-1/2″ h of back x 17-1/2″ h of seat x 25″ w. CONDITION: Small wedge shaped seat patch, proper right side front. Otherwise all original and untouched. 51331-20 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2267

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2268

VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY GATELEG TABLE OF SMALL SIZE.

Circa 1730, New England. The table with original red washed surfaces and scrubbed top projecting above the apron fitted with T-head nailed full length drawer retaining its original mushroom knob. The size and turning schedule on this table are remarkable and rare to find in such great condition. The baroque design and scale of the turnings are very compelling particularly on such a small example, and to find the feet not severely diminished is very rare. Maple and birch with white pine secondary wood. SIZE: 27-1/4″ h x 11-3/4″w x 30″ d. 38″ w open. CONDITION: The birch top with original hinges, leaves and with remnants of early red wash with in-use wear. Top and one leaf with faded water staining. One leaf with hinge cuts near outer edges. The base with unused hinge pockets within the interior edge of outer legs raising the probability of top being an early replacement. Otherwise good with appealing worn in-use surface. Feet are intact and appear of full height. 51331-35 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2268

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2269

SUPERB PAINTED BANISTER BACK ARMCHAIR.

Late 17th early 18th century, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Stepped crown crest above a cupid’s bow lower rail joined by split vase turned lower banisters, joined to vase-turned rear posts with nipple finials. The well carved shaped arms with down-turned “elephant trunk” hand grips continuing to vase and sausage-turned frontal legs terminating in flattened ball feet all joined by a stretcher base. The front stretcher vase and double ring-turned. Chair retains early rush trapezoidal seat with very minor losses. SIZE: 45-1/2″ h of back x 16-1/12″ h of seat x 23-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Surface now with early black paint over original black with age appropriate minor paint wear. Otherwise in very good to excellent untouched condition. 51331-25 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2269

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2270

EXCEPTIONAL PAINTED PILGRIM CENTURY ARMCHAIR.

Late 17th early 18th century, Stratford, CT Region. This maple and ash example in original red paint with thin dry varnish overcoat. The chair back with 4 arched slats with carved and beveled cresting, joined to the sausage-and ring-turned rear posts, surmounted by vase, compressed ball, and nipple finials. The raked arms of elephant trunk form with rolled grips, raised on sausage and ring-turned front posts, centering the woven trapezoidal rush seat. The legs joined by turned box stretcher, the front stretcher with exceptional boldly turned double trumpet, reel and arrow turnings. SIZE: 47″ h. 15-3/4″ h of seat. Overall 22-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Original paint as stated. Early rush seat. Ball feet intact in very fine and untouched condition overall. 51331-38 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2270

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2271

TWO RARE HANGING CANDLE SCONCES.

Late 18th early 19th century, American. The first a vertical triple sconce, with oval stepped back plate with crimped edge perimeter joined to three down-swept candle arms with with folded edge terminating in fluted drip pans and slotted candle cups with folded edge, with original hanging ring attached to backside. The second with circular crimped edge back plate, eight circular disk reflectors each affixed with a tab. the folded edge candle arm with fluted drip pan and folded edge with slotted candle cup, the sconce with original hanger ring attached at back. Both with fine pewter gray patina with vestiges of original tinned surface. SIZE: First 14-1/2″ t x 6-1/4″ w x 8-1/2″ d. Second 9-3/4″ dia x 5″ d. CONDITION: All solder joints original and intact, both in very good untouched condition. 51331-26 (1,200-2,200) – Lot 2271

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2272

LOT OF SEVEN PAINTED HOGSCRAPER CANDLESTICKS.

The lot consisting of seven early 19th century rolled sheet iron sticks. All in original paint except for the orange and black example which has early paint over the original white. All of similar design, with flared drip pans, stepped bases, working and complete pushup mechanisms and three having chair hooks. SIZE: Tallest 7″ t. Smallest 5″ t. CONDITION: Overall good, wear and loss to the paint, minor oxidation. 51331-30 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2272

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2273

BIG EYE GAME COCK WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO FISKE.

Late 19th Century. Standing game cock having traces of old gold leaf & verdigris surface. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 18″ h x 14″ w. CONDITION: Solder repairs to tail, legs & mounting bar restored, otherwise good. 51532-4 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2273

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2274

“SMUGGLER” RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE.

Early 20th Century. Copper with flattened full body form, verdigris surface. Mounted on a museum stand. SIZE: 18″ h x 32″ l. CONDITION: Minor dent to body, otherwise good. 51331-44 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2274

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2275

ETHAN ALLEN TROTTING HORSE WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th/early 20th Century. Trotting horse with old gold bronze color painted & verdigris surface. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 19-1/2″ h x overall 28″ l. CONDITION: Solder seam separation in tail, otherwise good. 51532-5 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2275

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2276

FINE & EXCEPTIONAL EYEDAZZLER NAVAJO RUG.

Circa 1900. Having three borders of black, gray & red. The bottom and top with an extra gold border. The red field having a central vertical row of repeating & connected geometric patterns in black & blue. On either side are similar rows of green & gold geometric patterns. The outside rows having smaller connected geometric patterns. The colors are bright and the rug has fine proportions. Presently mounted within a simple wood frame behind plexiglass. SIZE: Approximately 43″ x 69″. CONDITION: Very good, bottom 6″ of red background has slightly different red. Not examined out of frame. 51025-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2276

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2277

FINE LOT OF FOUR NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN ITEMS.

1) Decorated & painted ceremonial basketry hat having probably mink fur edge. The cone shaped hat having a supporting ring to interior and painted black with a 4″ band in red & black with Northwest Coast motif. This band adorned with 17 pieces of mother-of-pearl. The top adorned with what appears to be an ermine pelt. 2) Beaded child’s vest having eight colorful green, red, blue, and white flags at angles to the center flanked by two stylized trees in colors of blue, pink, green, red, black, & orange along with two 4-petal flowers. The interior with a red designed cloth. The back in purple cloth. The front of vest in tanned hide. 3) 12″ carved red catlinite pipe in the form of an axe. Engraved design of flower heads and rosettes. 4) Rare catlinite & wood cane. Interesting cane having a wood shaft adorned with two 1″ carved pieces of red catlinite. The top crook section with a carved animal head and the bottom 7″ section ending in a hoof. SIZE: 1) 7-1/2″ h x 16″ dia. 2) 19″ h x 15-1/2″ w. 3) 12″ l. 4) 34-1/2″ l. CONDITION: 1) Edge loss to fur, otherwise very good. 2) Beadwork is very good, hide & cloth have some staining, holes & imperfections but generally good. 3) Very good. 4) Some scarring & scratching to catlinite, wood with nice patina. 51372-1 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2277

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2278

WOOD AND CATLINITE NATIVE AMERICAN PIPE.

The catlinite bowl in the shape of a standing buffalo with etched & carved features in light gray stone. The stem in wood with a carved relief snake with burnt decoration. SIZE: 17″ overall; 4-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 51303-4 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2278

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2279

GROUP OF FOUR NAVAJO AND SANTA CLARA POTTERY OBJECTS.

Late 20th century. Lot includes; Small Narranjo olla shape with finely incised carved elk, big horned sheep, mountains and Avanu, flowers and grasses, signed on bottom. Seed jar shaped with elliptical pinched lip, very finely incised carving of various Hopi rituals with Kokopelli and Kachinas dancing. Lawrence M. Crank, Navajo, dated 1993, small seed jar with tooled rim finely painted polychrome geometric design, some incise decoration. Alice Cling vase, Navajo, stylized seed jar. SIZE: Largest 5″ h x 6″ dia. Smallest 1-5/8″ h x 4″ dia. CONDITION: Narranjo is very good. Seed jar bottom has scratches and small flake in glaze. Lawrence seed jar is very good. Alice Cling jar has some minor abrasions to surface. 51279-1 (200-400) – Lot 2279

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2280

TWO FINE CARVED CROOKED KNIVES.

19th century, New England. The first a birch example with copper band wrap and iron blade in original Spanish brown paint. The handle embellished with triple step carved heart above the hand grip carved with raised diamond and zig zag designs. The handle sides with saw tooth carving. The backside with scooped thumb grip. The second with shaped burl maple handle wrapped with animal hide holding the iron blade. The blade mount with chamfered edges, handgrip with mushroom cap. SIZE: First 9-1/2″ l. Second 11-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Both in very good to excellent untouched condition, minimal and minor surface blemishes from in use wear. 51331-28 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2280

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2281

DECORATED INDIAN POTTERY EWER & POT.

The ewer decorated in black & rust colors against a white ground having a standing bird & flower decoration. The pot with a central upper band in black on white ground with red. SIZE: Ewer: 8-1/2″ h. Pot: 9″ h. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Ewer with repair to lip. Pot top rim with undulating shape which may have been repainted to hide unevenness. 51412-26 (400-600) – Lot 2281

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2282

SHERATON FIGURED MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Massachusetts, circa 1820. With outset rope turned front posts, scrolled apron, cock beaded drawers and scrolled back splash. High style example in unusually compact form with pleasing vertical stance. SIZE: 43″ to top of back splash x 36″ w x 19″ d. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Good, with appropriate brass, old refinish with in use wear and sun bleaching. 51412-59 (800-1,000) – Lot 2282

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2283

FINE FEDERAL MAHOGANY AND TIGER MAPLE SIDEBOARD.

First quarter 19th century, New York. The rectangular pine top with mahogany veneers and crossbanded edges above the conforming case fitted with a pair of aligned short drawers over a deep drawer flanked by bottle drawers over three graduated long drawers all with tiger maple facings; three with crossbanded mahogany borders. The case raised on French feet with deep scalloped apron. SIZE: 47″ h x 46″ w x 22-1/2″ d. CONDITION: The top with longitudinal shrinkage crack now stabilized and with various water stains, brass hardware later replacements but accurate period reproductions, otherwise good. 51376-56 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2283

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2284

FINE SHERATON MAHOGANY AND BIRDS EYE MAPLE BOWFRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS.

First third 19th century, New England. The rectangular top with reeded edge, turret corners and bowfront above conforming case fitted with four bowfront long drawers with cockbeaded edges and with matching birdseye maple drawer fronts flanked by reeded pilasters continuing to swelled, ring-turned, tapering legs with ringed cuffs. Chest with shaped, scalloped apron and with complete set of good molded Sheraton brass hardware. SIZE: 40″ h x 41″ w overall x 19″ d. CONDITION: Professionally cleaned with French polish finish. No structural damage or imperfections noted. Very good overall. 51376-57 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2284

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2285

NEW ENGLAND PAINT DECORATED AND GRAINED PINE TWO DRAWER BLANKET CHEST.

Mid 19th century, probably Maine. The rectangular chest with hinge lid opening to a storage well. The case fitted with two long drawers on a molded base with bracket feet. The chest with simulated rosewood graining and paint decorated with fruit filled cornucopia within spandrels filled with floral sprays and fruit all within green/gold borders. SIZE: 35″ h x 41″ w x 19-3/4″ d. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: The top with an old repair along rear in areas of rat-tail hinges. Proper right rear and left front feet have been repaired and reapplied. Otherwise painted and decorated surfaces are intact. 51412-35 (500-800) – Lot 2285

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2286

NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE BIRCH BALL AND CLAW FOOT HIGHBOY.

Last third 18th century, possibly New Hampshire. In two parts, the upper case with cove molding above a central shell-carved drawer flanked by banks of two short drawers over four graduated long drawers all with thumbmolded edges joined to the midmolded lower case fitted with a long drawer over three aligned drawers, the centermost shell-carved above the arcaded apron alternating with pendant finials raised on cabriole legs with shaped returns terminating in well-defined ball and claw feet. SIZE: 75″ h x 35″ w of upper case x 39-1/2″ w overall x 20″ d. CONDITION: Case with nut brown patina and with period brasses. Drawer edges with minor losses to thumbmolding throughout. Upper case lower drawer with repair to proper upper right edge. Front molding on lower case is a different contour from side moldings and appears to be an accommodation for the depth of the upper case which indicates that the piece has been restored. 51313-2 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2286

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2287

CHIPPENDALE FIGURED MAHOGANY REVERSE SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Circa 1780 Salem, Massachusetts. Boldly shaped chest with highly figured single boards of mahogany composing the case. Drawer fronts particularly nice figure accentuating Serpentine contour. Claw and ball carved base with shell carved medial drop pendant is particularly well executed and completely intact. The drawer edges have a thumbnail beading instead of extruded lips or applied cockbeading. Brasses are bold Chippendale examples and all hardware appears original including locks. Surface is soft, old historic finish with great color. SIZE: 34″ h x 36-1/4″ w (case dimension) x 19″ d (case dimension). PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Some re-nailing to backboards and drawer bottoms, and interior of drawers, shellacked. 51398-3 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2287

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2288

QUEEN ANNE TRANSITIONAL CARVED MAHOGANY AND GILT WOOD MIRROR.

19th century, England. The rectangular mirror plate within a molded gilt surround flanked by gilt foliate carved filets. The scalloped crest with pierce-carved gilt wood foliate device. The scrolled apron similarly shaped flanked by scrolled ears. SIZE: 37″ t x 19-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth, ME, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Surface has been cleaned. Back of mirror frame is stained. Carved with “LONDON” in block letters. We believe that later staining indicates the probability that this is a later example than the style would indicate. 51412-36 (300-400) – Lot 2288

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2289

ANTIQUE MAHAL ORIENTAL RUG, WEST CENTRAL PERSIA.

Late 19th century. Woven with an array of large lotus blossoms amongst scrolling foliate vinery on a blue/black field within multiple floral guard borders. The rose pink main border with dense polychrome floral vinery alternating with various geometric devices. SIZE: 10′ 6″ x 13′ 1″. CONDITION: Rug retains strong color but with overall wear and with wear to foundation most notably at one corner of rug at end and showing throughout border and field. 51376-34 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2289

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2290

KIRMAN ORIENTAL CARPET, SOUTH PERSIA.

Mid-20th century. The central arabesque midnight blue and rose pink medallion within an ivory ground with dense polychrome floral vinery within pink and pale blue Mihrab shaped spandrels. The blue/black main border with profuse floral sprays and vinery flanked by mustard and pale blue floral guard borders of dense vinery. SIZE: 11′ 3″ x 18′. CONDITION: Rug is very supple with good pile. One faint circular stain in field at one end, otherwise very good. 50955-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2290

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2291

KASHAN ORIENTAL RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA.

Second quarter 20th century. The central arabesque with dense polychrome floral vinery set within a midnight blue field with scrolling lotus and flower heads and vinery throughout. The brick red main border woven with large flower heads amongst foliate vinery. SIZE: 4′ 4″ x 6′ 6″. CONDITION: Rug retains good pile with strong color, some losses to end fringe, no repairs or restoration noted, very good overall. 51348-39 (800-1,200) – Lot 2291

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2292

PILGRIM CENTURY LARGE OVAL OAK GATE LEG TABLE.

Late 17th early 18th century, New England. The rectangular top with bowed edges with deep hinged demilune leaves with grooved joints projecting above the conforming apron with molded lower edge fitted with single drawer retaining original elongated mushroom knob raised on pronounced baluster-and ring-turned legs and stretchers terminating in padded turnip feet. SIZE: Closed 28-1/4″ h x 44″ l x 17″ w. Open 44″ w x 56-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Tabletop with old scrubbed finish. Table with traces of original Spanish Brown paint. Hinges original. Old metal strap repair on inside joint of one upper gate. Otherwise very good. 51331-21 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2292

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2293

EARLY AMERICAN PINE APOTHECARY CHEST IN GREEN PAINT.

First half 19th century, New England. The rectangular case with applied molded edge fitted with three banks of four dovetailed drawers with white porcelain knobs on molded base raised on bracket base with shaped feet. The whole in original green paint. SIZE: 32″ h x 30″ w x 22-1/3″ d. CONDITION: Structurally good, stains on top with abrasion throughout, in-use wear commensurate with age. 50960-3 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2293

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2294

FINE PAINTED QUEEN ANNE TEA TABLE.

Second quarter 18th century, New England. The oval pine top projecting above rectangular maple base with molded apron raised on slightly tapered, cylindrical ring-and-bobbin-turned legs on ball feet. SIZE: 27″ h x 29-1/4″ l x 25-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Single board top intact. Glue repair to interior of one leg at juncture of apron. Otherwise very good. 51331-23 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2294

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2295

PAINT DECORATED FEDERAL CHEST OF DRAWERS.

New England, possibly Maine, circa 1820. A chest of four drawers with fanciful feather graining of black over red on drawer fronts, the case in bright red with tall scrolled base. SIZE: 39-3/4″ t x 39-3/4″ w x 17-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Generally good, with cracks to proper right front foot, wooden knobs probably replaced in original holes, some wear and paint loss commensurate with age. 51331-46 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2295

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2296

RARE PAIR MATCHING RED PAINTED BENCHES.

First quarter 19th century, American. Each pine bench with single plank seat applied with aprons, tenon joined to bootjack supports and bases. SIZE: 17-1/2″ h x 84″ l x 9-3/4″ w. CONDITION: All painted surfaces original. Old chipped loss inside on leg on one bench. Both with minor and expected abrasions. Very good untouched condition. 51331-37 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2296

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2297

SACKBACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR IN RED PAINT.

Late 18th century, Connecticut. The bowback with seven spindles joined to the medial arm rail with carved hand grips raised on vase ring-and-reel-turned posts joined to the scooped D-shaped seat. Raised on splayed vase ring-and-reel-turned legs joined by turned bulbous stretchers. A good New England example with pleasing early second red paint with black pinstriping over original blue paint. Reference: “Windsor Style in America” by Charles Santore, page 102, plate 89. SIZE: 36-1/2″ h x 22-1/4″ w x 16″ d. Seat h: 18″. CONDITION: Good overall, with age appropriate surface wear. No breaks, cracks, or restoration. 51331-45 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2297

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2298

OUTSTANDING CASED FOLK ART DEPICTION OF THE SIDEWHEELER “HENRY”.

The three-deck boat has 69 painted & hand carved figures including 3 crew, 8 deckhands, 1 waiter, and 57 passengers. Polychrome paddlebox, plaster simulated sea. The back supporting a tall mast with American flag. Carved edge walnut glass display case. SIZE: Case: 18-1/2″ h x 26-1/7″ w x 8-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Very good, three figures have had excess drinks and have fallen over on the top deck. 51394-5 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2298

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2299

PORTRAIT OF A RIVER BOAT CAPTAIN.

Unsigned, mid 19th Century. Oil on canvas 3/4 portrait of a gentleman with beard, brown hair & blue eyes. He wears a double breasted captains coat with brass buttons decorated with burgee and watch chain. His captain’s hat, having an emblem with anchor decoration, is set near his elbow which is resting on a red stand. He also wears a gold & green stone pinky ring. Housed in a modern antique style gilt wood frame. Originally found in Missouri. SIZE: 31″ x 25-1/2″. Overall: 36-1/4″ x 30-3/4″. CONDITION: Restored with some inpainting, very good. 51344-4 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2299

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2300

EARL COLLINS (American, 1925-1992) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP “GRANITE STATE”.

Oil on canvas nautical scene shows a three-mast black hulled ship in full sail sailing left to right passed Gay Head, Martha’s Vineyard. A schooner is seen off the bow, all in white tipped wavy sea under blue & white cloud sky. Signed lower right “Earl Collins”. Housed in a modern gilt frame with linen liner. On verso is a typed title & artist label. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. Overall: 31″ x 43″. CONDITION: Very good. 51344-12 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2300

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2301

LLOYD THOMAS (American, 1910 – 1990) SHIP “PARLIAMENT” OF BOSTON.

Painted, relief carving on pine panel shows the three mast ship flying American flag sailing right to left with several boats and land mass on horizon. Signed lower right L.H. Thomas, also black painted self mat with gold painted “Ship Parliament of Boston, Built by Donald McKay in 1849/Packet Ship in Train & Co.’s Boston-Liverpool line”. Housed in a black painted wood frame. SIZE: 18″ x 24″. Overall 19-1/2″ x 25-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 51458-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2301

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2302

LLOYD THOMAS (American, 1910 – 1990) “RED JACKET”.

Painted relief carving in pine shows the three mast black hulled ship sailing right to left in green ocean under blue and white cloud sky. The ship sails and water are relief carved and the piece is signed lower right illegibly. On verso of panel is written “Red Jacket/carved and painted by/Lloyd H. Thomas/Camden, ME/Dec 13, 19a50”, also “No I/Series II”. SIZE: 11″ x 15″. Overall 13-1/2″ x 16-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 51458-3 (1,250-1,750) – Lot 2302

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2303

FINE HALF MODEL OF TEN METER AMERICA’S CUP RACING SLOOP.

First half 20th century, American. This fine example in mahogany and walnut, fashioned with eleven lifts, mounted on a mahogany veneer plank. SIZE: 14″ h x 72″ l. CONDITION: Generally very good, some minor rippling of veneer, clean separations of lifts at stern, easily re-glued. 51344-3 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2303

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2305

LARGE SERVICE OF SPODE TRADEWINDS BLUE CHINA.

The service to include; twelve 10″ dinner plates, ten 8″ luncheon plates, twelve 9″ soup bowls, twelve 6″ bread/butter plates, twelve 5-3/4″ saucers, twelve tea/coffee cups, one 8″ round serving bowl, one 12″ charger, one gravy boat with matching under plate, one covered sugar, one creamer, one 6-1/2″ strap handle milk pitcher, and a pair of salt and pepper shakers. CONDITION: Some scattered small chips. 51227-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 2305

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2306

FINE ANTIQUE SEA CAPTAIN’S CHEST IN GREEN PAINT.

The six-board chest having an offset hinge top in old green paint. The interior fitted with a molded edge lift top till under which are two fitted drawers. Original rope beckets, lock is missing and the bottom fitted with four contemporary wheels. Decorative lock escutcheon plate. SIZE: 20″ h with wheels x 19″ d x 53″ at widest. CONDITION: Showing use & wear, generally very good. 51344-15 (400-600) – Lot 2306

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2307

UNUSUAL BRONZE GALLEON ROOF SPIRE.

19th century or earlier, Continental. This small example fashioned from sheet bronze in the form of a three masted sailing ship joined to a center pole with nice verdigris surface. SIZE: 12-1/2″ t x 15-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Damage to rigging on bow sprit resulting in bent elements, the tips of main and mizen masts also bent. Any pennants now absent, otherwise intact. 51437-2 (400-500) – Lot 2307

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2308

FINE AND DELICATE MAHOGANY AND FIGURED MAPLE SERPENTINE TWO-DRAWER STAND.

Early 20th century, Boston or Massachusetts North Shore. This well executed example of Portsmouth or North Shore Federal stand with thin serpentine top and ogival corners above conforming frieze, fitted with bank of two drawers, each with incised edge and figured birch panels. Sides similarly inlaid. The thin tapered reeded cylindrical legs with ring-turned cuffs raised on elongated swelled feet. Each leg surmounted by engaged three quarter columns. SIZE: 27″ h x 18-1/2″ w x 15″ d. CONDITION: With old and original surface. Small veneer loss on divider between drawers. Molded brass handles original. In our opinion this is a handmade table from old timber designed from the finest examples of Boston and North Shore cabinet shops such as those of John and Thomas Seymour or Judkins and Senter of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 51215-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2308

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2309

VERY NICE SHERATON STYLE CURLY MAPLE INLAID TWO DRAWER STAND.

First third 20th century. This benchmade or centennial example with square top and ogival corners. Edges with herringbone inlay above conforming case. Fitted with two tiger maple drawers with cockbeaded edges and serpentine fronts. Raised on delicate swelled reeded ring-turned legs with ring-turned cuffs above swelled tapering cylindrical feet. SIZE: 28-3/4″ h x 17″ w x 17″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very fine condition with original surface. 51398-28 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2309

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2310

FINE DELICATE CENTENNIAL FEDERAL STYLE EAGLE INLAID SEWING STAND.

Early 20th century, American. The rectangular top with canted corners, molded edge and satinwood banding centering a large patriotic eagle inlay. The hinged top above the conforming frieze with string inlaid corners and shield shaped escutcheon beneath which is fitted a pleated beige satin sewing bag. The whole raised on delicate tapering square legs with tapering Marlborough feet. The frontal and rear legs each joined by an in-curved stretcher. SIZE: 31″ t x 20″ w x 15″ d. CONDITION: Table with an undisturbed original surface with rich brown patina, inlay vibrant and intact. Top remains locked and will need locksmith to re-cut existing key which accompanies the table. 51376-46 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2310

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2311

SHERATON STYLE, INLAID MAHOGANY CARD TABLE TOGETHER WITH A PAIR OF SHIELD BACK CHAIRS.

First half 20th century, American. Benchmade centennial card table with hinged serpentine top with ogivel corners above the conforming frieze with figured veneer panels, the edges with diamond banded inlays raised on swelled reeded and ring turned legs with tapered feet. Benchmade centennial carved mahogany chairs with central fan inlaid patera with plume and ribbon tassel carvings. The shaped over upholstered seat with serpentine front rail and brass tacking raised on tapered, string inlaid frontal legs, on Marlborough feet. The rear legs backswept. SIZE: Table: 29-1/2″ w x 35″ w x 17-1/2″ d. Chairs: 38″ h of back x 17″ h of seat x 20″ w of seat. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Slight warp to top and with dry, crusty original finish. The chairs with dry, crusty original finish. No damage or restoration noted. Generally good overall. 51412-14 (600-900) – Lot 2311

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2312

QUEEN ANNE STYLE TIGER MAPLE DRESSING TABLE OR LOWBOY.

20th century, American. This fine benchmade example with strong graining having a rectangular 2-board top with molded edges above the conforming case fitted with 3-aligned short drawers, above the arcaded apron, raised on well turned angular Cabriole legs, terminating in platform pad feet. SIZE: 32″ h x 35-1/2″ l x 20″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good with well polished surface and light honey brown color. 51398-29 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2312

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2313

WALTER H. DURFEE MAHOGANY PATENT TIMEPIECE OR BANJO CLOCK.

Last quarter 19th century, Providence RI. The mahogany case surmounted with carved and gilt composition displayed eagle finial. The iron enameled dial with Roman numeral chapter ring and inscribed “Shreve, Crump & Low Co., Boston” with barbed hands. The throat glass with gold foliate sprays centering a maroon panel above a blue pennant inscribed “Shreve, Crump & Low Co.” above the box base with eglomise panel depicting the battle between the Constitution and Guerriere and so labeled. The case with brass side arms and presentation bracket. The original eight day brass movement with single bridge Geneve stop and dead beat escapement attached with three bolts maintaining power. Movement engraved “Walter H. Durfee, Providence” and marked “6153”. Offered with weight, pendulum and key. SIZE: 42″ h x 10-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Case clean with minor lifting of crossbanded veneer. Convex glass and eglomise panels are original. Finial and side arms original. Hands and dial original. Very good. 51305-10 (800-1,200) – Lot 2313

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2314

E. HOWARD & CO. NUMBER 11 “KEYHOLE” WALL REGULATOR.

Circa 1885, Boston, Massachusetts. The rosewood grain painted case with molded door opening to an 11-1/2″ enameled dial with Roman numeral chapter ring and time only aperture. Dial inscribed in script “E. Howard & Co.” above “Boston” in upper case italic lettering above thee black, gold, and maroon glass throat panel. The hinged throat glass opening to a damascene bob and pendulum rod. The brass eight day time only movement stamped “E. Howard & Co. BOSTON”, the original iron monogrammed with numeral “7”. SIZE: Overall case 31-1/2″ l x 13-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: From the Waterhouse family of Westbrook, ME by descent to the present owner. CONDITION: Clock appears to be totally original. Movement appears operational and clean. Pendulum tie-down intact. Hands original. Original surface on case. Very good overall. 51527-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2314

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2315

SETH THOMAS NUMBER 2 WALL REGULATOR.

Circa 1910, Connecticut. The cherry long drop case with half round molded door opening to a tin dial with Roman numeral chapter ring, subsidiary seconds dial and time only aperture. The eight day brass weight driven movement, professionally cleaned and operational. The glass throat door opening to the pendulum with brass bob and original paper label affixed to base. Clock is offered with original pendulum, winder and brass weight. SIZE: 36-1/2″ t x 16″ w. CONDITION: Case retains original cleaned surfaces, with slight craquelure, otherwise very good. 51408-2 (800-1,200) – Lot 2315

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2316

SILK TABRIZ RUNNER, NORTHWEST PERSIA.

20th Century. Three aligned midnight blue arabesque medallions on an ivory ground with dense polychrome floral foliage within a midnight blue main border of polychrome flower heads within multiple floral guard borders. SIZE: 2′ 11″ x 10′ 5″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: With light soiling, otherwise good. 51358-11 (500-1,000) – Lot 2316

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2317

NAIN SILK ORIENTAL RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA.

Second half 20th century. The central arabesque poled floral medallion within a midnight blue field centered by floral spandrels, the whole with shah abbas floral patterns. The main border of scrolling floral vinery, with scrolling pale indigo guard borders. SIZE: 5′ 4″ x 7′ 7″ excluding fringe. CONDITION: Rug retains full pile, no staining or restoration noted, very good overall. 51348-41 (800-1,200) – Lot 2317

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2318

ISFAHAN SILK ORIENTAL RUG, NORTHWEST PERSIA.

20th Century. The pale pink poled arabesque medallion with scrolling vinery centering a rose spray set within a midnight blue ground within pale indigo continuous floral spandrels set within a rose pink main border and flanked by ivory guard borders of dense rose blossoms and foliate vinery. SIZE: 4′ 5″ x 6′ 6″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good overall with strong vibrant palette. 51358-94 (500-800) – Lot 2318

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2319

BERT DUCEY (American, 20th/21st Century) “UNITED STATES VS MACEDONIAN”.

Watercolor ship battle scene shows the aftermath of the ships October 25th, 1812. Signed on left side in ocean “Ducey 2001″. Housed in a modern frame with double mats having title plaque. NOTE: The USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, and the frigate HMS Macedonian, under the command of John Surman Carden. The American vessel won the long bloody battle, capturing and bringing Macedonian back to the United States. It was the first British warship to ever be brought into an American harbor SIZE: Sight: 16″ x 20″. Overall: 24-1/2″ x 28-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent, not examined out of frame. 51107-3 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2319

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2320

LEONARD JOHN PEARCE (United Kingdom, 1932-) “MAGIC VICTOR IN THE 1ST DEFENSE OF THE AMERICAS CUP, 1870”.

Oil on masonite scene shows the two-mast yacht in full sail sailing right to left with several figures on deck. Several other boats are seen, all under a colorful pink hued cloud sky with a break of blue. Signed lower left “L J Pearce”. Housed in a fine shell decorated gilt frame with gilt liner having gilt artist & title plaque. Lightly titled on verso. SIZE: 11″ x 15-1/2″. Overall: 19″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 51472-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2320

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2321

BRIAN COOLE (British, 1939-) USS CONSTITUTION IN BUSY BOSTON HARBOR.

Large oil on board scene shows a tranquil Boston Harbor with many ships having sails up with the Boston skyline in the distance. A magnificent luminist sky in shades of blue, yellow and pink. Signed lower right “Brian Coole”. Housed in a modern antique style frame. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. Overall: 30″ x 41-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 51509-1 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2321

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2322

CARVED & GILT SPREAD WING EAGLE.

19th/20th Century. Probably used atop a doorway. SIZE: 10″ h x 18-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 51025-3 (500-800) – Lot 2322

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2323

CARVED SPREAD WING EAGLE.

Late 19th/early 20th century. This carved pine example depicts an eagle poised for takeoff in flight and rendered with fierce facial details and well carved plumage (detachable pinned wings). Originally with painted surfaces. SIZE: 18-1/2″ h x 28″ l x 28″ wingspan. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas Collection. CONDITION: Now with dried weathered surface retaining remnants of old paint on body. Chip loss to one talon, restored outer tailfeather, proper right side. Proper right wing probably a full replacement. 51398-51 (800-1,200) – Lot 2323

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2324

EAGLE TURNED HEAD WEATHERVANE.

First half of the 20th Century. Molded copper having old gold painted surface. Eagle perched on top of ball with arrow. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 17″ h x 23″ across wing tips; 22″ arrow. CONDITION: Minor dents, otherwise good. 51331-13 (800-1,200) – Lot 2324

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2325

GAMECOCK WEATHERVANE.

Molded copper with cast zinc feet, Applied sheet copper comb & embossed tail. Mounted on it’s original ball. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 18″ h x 13″ l. CONDITION: Replaced comb, overpaint has been removed to a weathered surface, good. 51331-10 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2325

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2326

ROOSTER WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO L.W. CUSHING & SONS, WALTHAM, MA.

Last quarter of the 19th Century.Molded copper with cast metal legs.Red painted wattle & comb, remnants of early yellow sizing. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 27″ h x 23″ l. CONDITION: Traces of overpainted surfaces with enhanced green verdigris surface, barely visible soft dent to proper left side of body, minor soft tail bend at body juncture. Otherwise good. 51331-8 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2326

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2327

CHIPPENDALE TIGER MAPLE SECRETARY BOOKCASE.

Second half 18th century, New England. In two parts, the upper case with molded swans-neck pediment terminating in nicely carved floral rosettes alternating with flame finials above a pair of nicely figured astragal arch doors, opening to an interior fitted with rows of valanced pigeon holes, centering document compartments above a row of 6 aligned short drawers. Set on a well proportioned dovetailed lower case, fitted with a hinged sloping lid, the interior fitted with valanced pigeon holes over aligned drawers centering a prospect door fitted with 2 letter slots above a blocked drawer. The lid resting on lopers centering 4 graduated well figured long drawers with thumb-molded edges, raised on a molded bracket base. The feet with shaped returns. SIZE: 90″ h x 37″ w case x 20-1/2″ d. CONDITION: The upper and lower case well matched with good mellow honey brown patina. Bracket base with replaced glue blocks. Cosmetic restoration to small drawers in upper case. Generally good. 51376-58 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2327

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2328

UNUSUAL CHIPPENDALE TRANSITIONAL CHERRY SLANT LID DESK.

Last quarter 18th century, possibly Rhode Island. The finely dovetailed rectangular case with sloping hinged lid carved with uniquely rendered shell over four graduated thumb-molded long drawers, the uppermost flanked by lopers. The interior with shell carved prospect door opening to a bank of two blocked short drawers flanked by an arrangement of valanced pigeon holes above stationery drawers flanked by banks of three blocked and shell-carved drawers. The whole on a molded base raised on pronounced ogee bracket feet with shaped returns. The desk is fitted with nice unsigned stamped oval brasses, with patriotic American eagle. An “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak, and an arrow cluster in one talon, an olive branch in its other talon. Brasses are of the period but not original to this desk. SIZE: 41-1/2″ h x 44″ w x 22-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Exterior surface cleaned and repolished. Old repair to lock receiver above lid, repairs at lid hinges. Stabilized shrinkage cracks in lid. One escutcheon absent. Loss to thumbmolding proper left top corner upper drawer. Chip loss to edge of return proper left front foot. Backboards and feet original. Generally good. 51412-43 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2328

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2329

MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE HIGHBOY BASE.

Circa 1750-1775, Philadelphia. A refined example with claw and ball carved feet, shell carved knees, elaborated central shell drawer with punch work background and applied tendril carving. The case with engaged fluted quarter columns, the sides with double arcaded design with medial drop pendant, the front with rhythmic scrolling of rounded arcades and positive and negative scrolled lobes. Pierced brasses appear to be original. SIZE: Case: 38″ h x 42-1/4″ l x 24″ w. Requires a top that is 23″ x 40″. CONDITION: Fair, obviously missing upper bonnet top case, with injuries and old repairs to lower box drawer faces, carvings appear to be original and reasonably intact. Legs potentially by a different hand than the shelf drawer. Proper left rear foot with repairs, rear legs restored. 51348-45 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2329

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2330

FINE MINIATURE CHIPPENDALE PINE BLANKET CHEST.

Second half 18th century, New England. The hinged lid with applied molded lid opening to an interior with hinged till. The dovetailed chest on molded base with bracket feet carved from the solid with shaped returns. The whole in a red/brown wash, finished on all sides. SIZE: 8-1/2″ t x 14-1/2 l x 8-3/4″ d. CONDITION: The box in untouched condition with original surface, now a rich brown patina. Surface abrasions on most case edges resulting from normal in use wear. Feet original without restoration. Very good overall. 51348-27 (500-700) – Lot 2330

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2331

FIGURED WALNUT CHIPPENDALE TALL CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Mid Atlantic states, circa 1785. An unusually narrow case width and greater than usual height give this piece a bold presence, with deeply molded cornice and tall carved ogee feet. The drawer configuration is three over two over five. SIZE: Case: 73-1/4″ h x 33-3/4″ w x 20″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Generally good, with older refinished surface, brasses replaced with proper hand cast replacements. 51358-34 (800-1,200) – Lot 2331

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2332

ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM P. STUBBS (American, 1842 – 1909) PORTRAIT OF THE SCHOONER FRANK M. NOYES.

Unsigned oil on canvas, portrait of a two mast black hulled schooner sailing right to left with a lighthouse in the background. The name emblazoned on the bow and stern. Housed in a gold painted molded wood frame. SIZE: 22″ x 36″. Overall 25″ x 39-1/2″. CONDITION: Restored, lined, fair to good. 51376-7 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2332

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2333

CLEMENT DREW (American, 1806-1889) “MINOT’S LEDGE LIGHT”.

Oil on canvas nautical scene shows an American three-mast black hulled ship flying the American flag sailing right to left past a lighthouse. Several other boats are seen sailing right to left on a green, white tip, wavy sea. Blue & pink highlighted cloud sky. Unsigned front but having an old & probably original title and artist pencil inscription on stretcher “Minot’s Ledge Light Painted by C Drew”. Housed in its original lemon gold antique frame. This lighthouse is southeast of Boston Harbor, off the town of Cohasset, MA and was a favorite subject matter for this artist. SIZE: 20″ x 30″. Overall: 25-1/2″ x 35-1/2″. CONDITION: Two patches to original canvas, surface dirt, some restoration with inpainting. 51507-1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2333

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2334

MARSHALL JOHNSON JR (American, 1850-1921) BARK- HEADING NORTH.

Oil on canvas nautical scene shows a ship with some sails up heading left to right away from viewer toward a point of land with another two mast schooner sailing. A smaller ship passes by. Signed lower left “Marshall Johnson”, housed in a gilt molded wood frame with black liner. SIZE: 18″ x 24″. Overall 23-1/2″ x 29″. CONDITION: Old restoration to stabilize craquelure which is still visible, possibly mounted to aluminum backing, some inpainting. 51344-22 (400-600) – Lot 2334

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2335

DIRECTIONS FOR THE GENERAL CHARTS OF THE COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, FROM HALIFAX TO THE GULF OF FLORIDA.

Octavo in original wraps. Authored by George Walker. London: Whittle, 1792. Forty-seven pages plus one page of ads. PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Most desirable copy with almost no foxing. Ownership inscription on verso of the title page. Tear with no loss to lower spine. 51412-102 (350-500) – Lot 2335

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2336

DOUBLE CASED HAMILTON US NAVY CHRONOMETER WATCH.

The works marked “Hamilton Watch Co/Model 22-21 jewels/ADJ. to Temp & 6 POS/Made in USA. This Hamilton watch is known as a deck watch. It has a winding indicator on top of the dial. Serial No. 2F1074. Inside of case marked “Keystone/Base metal/1337970”. The outside of the case engraved “Bureau of Ships/US Navy/N271-1941/Chronometer Watch”. The watch has a fitted small hinged case with open window which itself sets into another felt lined case with mounting holes at flange edges to secure to ship. SIZE: Case: 4-3/4″ h x 8″ d x 9″ at widest. CONDITION: Watch appears to be working, case in very good condition. 51304-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2336

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2337

BOSTON CLOCK COMPANY BRASS CASE YACHT CLOCK.

1895-98, Massachusetts. The time only example with 3″ silvered dial set in a heavy brass case engraved with the numeral “21”. The case base fitted with arbor to disengage mounting bracket from case. Brass winder protrudes from base within which is mounted a brass arbor for adjusting the time. Case with detachable dial cover with clear glass lens. SIZE: 4-3/4″ t x 4″ w x 3″ d. CONDITION: Movement appears operational. Blued hands original. Case burnished and very good. 51408-3 (800-1,200) – Lot 2337

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2338

BRASS YACHT CLOCK BY “BOSTON CLOCK COMPANY” & SLATE MANTLE CLOCK.

1) The brass yacht clock marked “159” on back of case having a silvered dial marked “Boston Clock Co. Boston USA”. An original brass key is present. This clock does not have the back plate and anchoring piece. 2) Black slate mantle clock having a bridge escapement, unmarked brass works, pendulum & bell present. SIZE: 1) 4″ x 4″. 2) Case: 8-1/2″ h x 11-1/2″ w x 6″. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Unknown working order, one side piece of slate clock missing, otherwise very good. 51358-72 (200-300) – Lot 2338