2-Day Winter Antiques & Fine Art Auction
Pre-sale Low Estimate $2.3 Million
Realized Over $4 Million!!!

Auction: February 4 & 5, 2010

Preview: February 3, 2010

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

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Image Lot
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1001
$585.00

BERNARD COREY (American 1914-2000) “FARM AT SPENCER”. Oil on canvas mounted to masonite early spring scene shows a farmhouse with large red barn at top of winding driveway with trees and fields under blue and white cloud sky. Signed bottom right, also signed and titled on reverse. Housed in a gilt wood frame with linen and white matte. SIZE: 9″ x 12″. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98305 (1,500-2,500)

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1002
$2,070.00

BERNARD COREY (American, 1914-2000) “WARREN’S VIEW”. Oil on board winter scene shows a small river cascading by a small farmhouse with outbuilding nestled below a hill. Snow covered banks and woods complete the scene. Signed lower right. Housed in a good silver gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 11″ x 14″. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98304 (1,500-2,500)

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1003
$1,840.00

WALTER LAUNT PALMER (American, 1854-1932) WINTER SENTINELS. Unsigned oil on masonite winter landscape shows three evergreens at top of snow covered ridge casting shadows down the hill. Identified on reverse with artist name and housed in a modern fancy gilt frame. Our consignor acquired the painting from William Postar who acquired it from the artist’s Estate or the Robert Emmett Owen Estate, both of which Vose Galleries of Boston, MA was handling. SIZE: 10″ x 8″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98423 (2,000-4,000)

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1004
$0.00

WINFIELD SCOTT CLIME (American, 1881-1958) “WALK HOME”. Oil on board winter scene shows a farmer and three cows returning to the barns. The background are two large barns under light white and blue sky. Signed lower left “Winfield Scott Clime”. Titled and signed on reverse. Housed in a gilt carved wood frame. SIZE: 12″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97890 (1,500-2,500)

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1005
$805.00

CAROL SIRAK (American, 1906-1976) “WINTER GOLD”. Unframed oil on canvas winter scene shows a man and woman in a sleigh pulled by one horse up a wide snow covered road. The scene shows colorful foliage on the trees with a lake background which indicates an early snowfall. Signed lower right and stamped on reverse with Estate stamp. Title written in pencil on reverse. SIZE: 25″ x 30″. PROVENANCE: David David Galleries. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97313 (2,000-3,000)

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1006
$1,178.75

KEN GORE (American, 1911-1990) “TREES IN WINTER”. Oil on canvas mounted to masonite winter woodland scene shows a study of trees with different shadows as well as areas of sunshine. Signed lower right. Housed in what is its original paint decorated wood frame with white wood liner. SIZE: 24″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98057 (1,000-1,500)

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1007
$0.00

ROBERT EMMETT OWEN (American, 1878-1957) THE HILLSIDE FARM. Unframed oil on canvasboard winter scene shows a hillside having connected red barns with wooden fence and snow covered fields under blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower right “R Emmett Owen”. SIZE: 12″ x 16″. CONDITION: Surface dirt, otherwise very good. 9-98473 (2,000-3,000)

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1008
$0.00

ROBERT EMMETT OWEN (American, 1878-1957) BLUE & GREEN HILLS, WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. Large panoramic landscape view showing rolling green hills with blue shadows cast by the white clouds in a blue sky. The view looks over the town of Williamstown with its houses nestled amongst trees with water beyond. Signed lower left. Housed in a fine carved and gilt wood frame. SIZE: 34″ x 44″. CONDITION: Large line craquelure, otherwise very good. 9-98405 (6,000-8,000)

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1009
$8,050.00

WILLIAM LESTER STEVENS (American, 1888-1969) “THE BACK ROAD CONWAY, MASS”. Oil on masonite winter scene shows a dirt road curving between trees towards mountain valley. Signed lower right “W. Lester Stevens, N.A.”. Housed in a decorated wood frame with white liner. SIZE: 24″ x 30″. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98302 (8,000-12,000)

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1010
$0.00

WILLIAM LESTER STEVENS (American, 1888-1969) “CONWAY BARN”. Oil on canvas western Massachusetts scene shows a connected large barn with cupola and weathervane. A series of hills are seen in background under blue and white cloud sky. Inscribed on front “To Mary and Frank – W Lester Stevens N.A.”. Housed in a wood frame with linen liner. SIZE: 18-1/2″ x 22-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98051 (3,000-5,000)

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1011
$0.00

WILLIAM LESTER STEVENS (American, 1888-1969) “WATERFALL”. Large oil on canvas landscape scene shows a cascading waterfall through rock lined banks to small pool at base. Probably a scene of Chapel Falls, Ashfield, Mass. Signed bottom right “W. Lester Stevens N.A.”. Housed in a fine replacement gilt frame with linen lining. Titled on back of canvas and “328”. An old label on reverse indicates provenance from the son of the artist. SIZE: 30″ x 36″. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98301 (6,000-9,000)

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1013
$517.50

GEORGE LUFTUS NOYES (American, 1864-1954) PATH TO THE HOUSE. Oil on canvasboard scene shows a dirt path leading through sparse trees towards large connected house under blue and white cloud sky. Housed in a gilt frame with velvet and gilt liner. Signed lower right. SIZE: 8″ x 10″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97324 (800-1,000)

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1014
$0.00

GEORGE LOFTUS NOYES (American, 1864-1954) A VIEW ACROSS WINGAERSHEEK BEACH TO ANNISQUAM. Watercolor scene looking down sand dunes to beach below across water with sailboats towards small village, low hills and colorful sky. Signed lower left “GL Noyes”. Housed in a magnificent modern carved gilt frame with wide linen matte, inner gold liner and glass front by Guido Frame Studio, Boston. SIZE: Sight: 13-1/2″ x 18-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98049 (4,000-6,000)

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1015
$1,035.00

WAYNE BEAM MORRELL (American, 1923-) MAY REFLECTIONS. Oil on masonite spring scene shows a lily pond with flower and grass banks shaded by tall trees which all reflect in the water. Signed lower left. Housed in a fancy gilt frame with linen liner. Several alternative titles on reverse and dated “1967”. SIZE: 16″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-94228 (1,500-2,500)

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1016
$517.50

WAYNE BEAM MORRELL (American, 1923-) LOW TIDE AT THE BEACH. Oil on board Rockport beach scene shows a small crescent shaped beach with several beach goers, one with colorful umbrella. Three small sailboats are seen in water. Signed lower left. Housed in a modern gesso decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 7-1/4″ x 9-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-94227 (900-1,200)

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1017
$632.50

WAYNE BEAM MORRELL (American, 1923-) “A BRIGHT SUNLIT DAY”. Oil on board summer scene shows a two-mast schooner with people aboard sailing right to left by a point of land with a house and outbuildings. Three other sailboats are seen all under a very colorful sky with seagulls. Signed lower left. Housed in a fine gilt frame with linen liner. One the reverse is attached the original sketch for this painting. Also inscribed “One of my finest schooner paintings off Cape Ann waters, 2005″. Signed and titled. SIZE: 24″ x 30”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96434 (1,000-1,500)

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1018
$1,840.00

KEN KNOWLES (American, 1968-) “MT. PLEASANT STREET, ROCKPORT”. Large oil on canvas spring scene on Cape Ann. The Rockport street is lined with houses and trees and white picket fences with blossoming tulips, colorful lilacs and blossoming dogwood tree. All under a blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower right. Titled and signed on reverse. Also dated “2009”. SIZE: 30″ x 36″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98588 (3,000-5,000)

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1019
$1,495.00

KEN KNOWLES (American, 1968-) “UNDER REPAIRS AT BEACON MARINA”. Oil on canvas boatyard scene shows two sailboats at dry dock at the base of a hill with several houses. Signed lower left. Also signed and titled on reverse and dated “06”. Housed in a gilt carved wood frame. SIZE: 20″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98556 (4,000-6,000)

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1020
$0.00

ROBERT CHARLES GRUPPE (American, 1944-) FITTING OUT THE SCHOONER. Large oil on canvas scene shows a large two-mast schooner at dry dock with several figures beside working on its hull. Signed lower left. Housed in a silver gilt and carved replacement frame. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98552 (4,000-6,000)

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1021
$0.00

ROBERT CHARLES GRUPPE (American, 1944-) GLOUCESTER YACHT CLUB. Oil on canvas Gloucester harbor scene shows the yacht club and all its moored small boats nestled behind the Eastern Light breakwater. Several figures are seen on a small dock with boats. All under a colorful sky. Signed bottom right. Housed in a good gesso decorated frame. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98597 (2,500-3,500)

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1022
$0.00

EMILE A. GRUPPE (American, 1896-1978) “LOBSTER SHACKS”. Oil on canvasboard harbor scene shows a lobsterman tending to his traps beside a connected lobster shack decorated with colorful boys. Two seagulls are atop roof and several schooners can be seen in the harbor. Signed lower right. Titled on reverse. Housed in a silver gilt frame with linen liner. SIZE: 16″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98208 (7,000-9,000)

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1023
$8,625.00

EMILE A. GRUPPE (American, 1896-1978) “RETURN FROM FISHING TRIP”. Oil on canvas Gloucester harbor scene shows a man in foreground securing his boat to dock. Another two mast schooner is seen traveling right to left under a light misty sky. Signed bottom right. Housed in a modern decorated wood frame. Signed bottom right and also titled and signed at top of stretcher. SIZE: 20″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98207 (7,000-9,000)

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1024
$2,587.50

CARL WILLIAM PETERS (American, 1897-1980) SAILING OFF THE COAST OF ROCKPORT. Oil on canvas coastal scene shows waves crashing onto rock shoreline with three sailboats and two points of land beyond. Signed bottom right. Housed in a good reproduction gilt wood frame with Hackman frame stamp. SIZE: 20″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98296 (4,000-6,000)

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1025
$2,012.50

ANTHONY THIEME (American, 1888-1954) GLOUCESTER SCHOONERS. Oil on canvas harbor scene shows a number of schooners setting sail, some with figures on deck. Unsigned but having Anthony Thieme Boston, MA stamp (Boston Studio Stamp) on canvas and stretcher. Before moving to Rockport in 1929 Thieme had a studio in Boston. Housed in a period gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 24″ x 30″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98297 (3,000-5,000)

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1026
$0.00

PAUL STRISIK (American, 1918-1998) MORNING GLOUCESTER HARBORFRONT. Large oil on canvas harbor scene shows two side by side moored fishing trawlers with nets drying and small rowboat tethered to post. The right side with dock, building and three figures. Signed bottom right. Also written on back stretcher “Demonstration Mar 1961″. Housed in its original painted wood frame. SIZE: 24″ x 30”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98193 (10,000-15,000)

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1027
$0.00

REYNOLDS BEAL (American, 1866-1951) QUIET MOORING. Oil on board scene shows four small boats moored in an open water area with distant grass covered hills with buildings. Signed lower right “Reynolds Beal, 1940″. Housed in a modern gilt wood frame. SIZE: 11-1/2″ x 14-3/4”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98553 (3,000-5,000)

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1028
$4,600.00

FRANCIS AUGUSTUS SILVA (American, 1835-1886) EASTERN POINT LIGHT, GLOUCESTER. Oil on canvas early evening scene shows a bright full moon on horizon casting a reflection on the low waves and shoreline. The tall white lighthouse is seen with connected building at rocky point. The foreground with a pebble strewn beach with small boat and lobster trap. Signed lower right “F A Silva”. Housed in a gilt wood frame with linen and gilt liner. SIZE: 11″ x 19″. CONDITION: Relined, craquelure, restored with inpainting. 9-98516 (10,000-15,000)

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1029
$2,242.50

JOSEPH MARGULIES (American, 1896-1984) “LOBSTER SHED, PIGEON COVE”. Oil on canvas Rockport scene shows the small inlet harbor at Pigeon Cove. The foreground with lobster shacks and boats with the dock and granite slag pile beyond, all under a colorful sky. Signed lower right. Housed in a gilt molded wood modern frame which has on reverse a Canton Art Institute Exhibition label from the “Legacy of Cape Ann” exhibition “1995”. SIZE: 23-3/4″ x 29-1/2″. CONDITION: Relined, new stretcher, inpainting with light craquelure, otherwise very good. 9-98198 (2,000-4,000)

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1030
$0.00

GEORGE WILLIAM DINCKEL (American, 1891-1976) THE POSEIDON. Oil on canvas harbor scene shows the sword fishing boat “The Poseidon” with her smaller boat tied to bow. The boat was captained by Henry L. Oakes, Dr. and built in the early 1930’s. Housed in what appears to be its original carved and gilt wood frame. Signed lower right. SIZE: 25″ x 30″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98196 (2,500-3,500)

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1031
$0.00

PETER BELA MAYER (American, 1887-1993) CAPE ANN. Oil on board summer scene shows a view from the water looking up on a hillside with saltbox house and other trees and a steeple. Signed lower left. Housed in a fine carved wood and gilt frame with wide gilt carved liner having gilt wood artist plaque. SIZE: 13-3/4″ x 17″. CONDITION: Minor touch-up. Very good. 9-98310 (2,000-3,000)

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1032
$0.00

PETER TYSVER (American, 1948-) “EQUINOX-BASS ROCKS, GLOUCESTER”. Fine oil on canvas scene shows three sailboats in a calm ocean off a rocky point with rock and sand foreground having rose bushes. Signed lower left. Housed in a fine gilt carved wood frame. Titled, signed and dated “2004” on reverse. SIZE: 20″ x 30″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94085 (1,500-2,500)

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1033
$345.00
Revised: 2/4/2010

Correct: This piece is NOT signed and is attributed to the artist.

JONATHAN HOTZ (American, 20th/21st Century) OVERLOOKING GLOUCESTER HARBOR. Oil on canvas winter scene of Gloucester Harbor in winter looking through a tree onto snow covered buildings and colorful water. Signed lower left. Housed in a partial gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 20″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98105 (1,000-1,500)

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1034
$575.00

JONATHAN HOTZ (American, 20th/21st Century) “SURF AT BASS ROCKS”. Oil on canvas scene shows a receding wave on large rock shoreline. The wave with yellow splashed white water. Signed lower left. On reverse of stretcher inscribed and signed by the artist and dated “Sept. 89″. Also an indication that the frame was hand made by the artist. Housed in a gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 16″ x 18”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98106 (1,000-1,500)

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1035
$2,587.50

KEN KNOWLES (American, 1968-) “FROZEN LOW TIDE A.D. STORY BOAT YARD”. Oil on masonite winter harbor scene shows a small inlet at low tide with several schooners and one boat in dry dock. The background has multicolored buildings and hill. Signed lower left. Titled and signed on reverse and dated “07”. Housed in a carved and gilt wood frame. SIZE: 16″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98555 (3,000-5,000)

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1036
$632.50

KEN KNOWLES (American, 1968-) “WASH DAY”. Oil on canvas New England scene shows clothesline with drying clothes on a side hill with Colonial homes and trees. Signed lower left. Housed in an old gilt wood frame with gilt liner. Titled and signed on reverse of canvas. SIZE: 18″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98568 (2,000-3,000)

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1037
$690.00

KEN KNOWLES (American, 1968-) “SIDEWALK BAZZARRE”. Oil on board Gloucester street scene shows the street closed to traffic and set up with various tents for craft and small merchants. Figures walk up and down the street which is lined with storefronts and a church background. Signed lower left. Also signed and dated on reverse. SIZE: 20″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98587 (2,000-3,000)

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1038
$0.00

EMILE A. GRUPPE (American, 1896-1978) “OUTWARD BOUND”. Large oil on canvas scene shows a two mast racing schooner heading out of a harbor past a point of land with lighthouse. The schooner is believed to be the Gertrude Thebaud. This schooner was launched in 1930 near Essex, MA. Signed lower right and titled on reverse of stretcher. Housed in its original grain painted frame with linen and wood liner. Note: Accompanying this lot is the original receipt dated “Nov 5, 1975″ from the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery. SIZE: 24″ x 36”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98195 (15,000-20,000)

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1039
$9,775.00

EMILE ALBERT GRUPPE (American, 1896-1978) “MARCH THAW”. Illustrated on page 36 and 37 in “Gruppe on Painting Direct Techniques in Oil by Emile A. Gruppe.” Plate 14 titled “Melting Snow” is this painting. We are including this book in this lot. Oil on canvas shows winter scene with covered bridge and houses. Man walks on road towards viewer. Gruppe described the importance of the man as giving scale and life to the scene. This is an important work added by the fact of its prominence in his book. Housed in a fine gilt arts and crafts style carved frame. SIZE: 20″ x 25″. CONDITION: Very good. Cleaned with minor touch up. 9-98194 (10,000-15,000)

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1040
$6,900.00
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: Accompanying the painting is a copy of the book “Gruppe on Painting”.

EMILE A. GRUPPE (American, 1896-1978) SUNLIT WOODS. Oil on canvas scene shows an early fall woodland scene with colorful trees and leaf strewn wood forest floor. Bright sunlight brightens the impressionistic view. Signed lower right. Housed in a fine gilt replacement frame. SIZE: 25″ X 30″. CONDITION: Relined, cleaned with minor inpainting. Otherwise very good. 9-98271 (7,000-9,000)

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1041
$5,175.00

JOHN JOSEPH ENNEKING (American, 1841-1916) “GREEN TWILIGHT”. Oil on canvas landscape scene shows a wooded area with light at top of trees and foreground with grass leading to rocks. The scene is behind the artist’s house in Hyde Park. Unsigned but on reverse of stretcher is title and Vose Gallery inventory numbers. From a small group of paintings which have been categorized as “mood paintings” by the artist and were mostly done for the artist and not for public sale. Housed in a fine gilt replacement frame stamped “Guido Frame Studio, Boston”. SIZE: 24″ x 30″. CONDITION: Relined. Very good. Some small areas of inpainting. The original canvas, which went over a 22″ x 30″ stretcher has been re-stretched on a 24″ x 30″ stretcher. 9-98425 (5,000-10,000)

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1042
$1,495.00

JOHN JOSEPH ENNEKING (American, 1841-1916). Oil on canvas sunset scene shows a brightly colored orange and yellow sky setting over trees having leaves with fall colors at the edge of water. Signed lower right “Enneking 87″. Housed in a gold painted molded wood frame. SIZE: 10″ x 14”. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Relined, craquelure, inpainting. Good. 9-97853 (1,000-2,000)

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1043
$2,127.50

JACOB I. GREENLEAF (American, 1887-1968) “FARM BY THE ROADSIDE (N.H.)”. Oil on canvas board shows a farm with connected barns nestled in a small valley with snow covered ground and trees. All under a light gray sky. Signed lower left “J. Greenleaf”. Housed in its original carved and gilt frame. The board retaining its original artist label with title. SIZE: 12″ x 16″. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachusetts collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98303 (1,200-1,800)

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1044
$2,012.50

WILLIAM JURIAN KAULA (American, 1871-1953) “THE WHITE FARMHOUSE (NEW IPSWICH, NH)”. Oil on canvasboard spring/summer scene shows a colonial farmhouse with red barns on small knoll shaded by tall trees. Blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower right “WJ Kaula”, also titled and signed on reverse. Housed in a gold painted wood frame. SIZE: 12″ x 18″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98485 (1,200-1,500)

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1045
$575.00

UNSIGNED (19th Century) SACO RIVER LANDSCAPE. Oil on artist board shows a river winding toward a covered bridge with figures on far riverbank and sandy grass banks. All under blue and white cloud sky. Housed in a gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 9-1/2″ x 18-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good with inpainting. 9-98559 (1,000-1,500)

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1046
$0.00

ATTRIBUTED TO ALBERT BIERSTADT (American, 1830-1902) PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, NH. Oil on canvas autumn scene shows three figures on horseback with dog beside small lake surrounded by colorful trees. Across the lake are a series of hills leading to a mountain peak. Blue to yellow sky. Signed bottom left “Albert Bierstadt”. Housed in an antique gilt molded wood frame. Presently with a white foamcore back retaining three old typewritten cards with biography of artist. SIZE: 21″ x 36″. CONDITION: Relined, restored with inpainting. In its most recent cleaning, the bottom left area involving the artist’s signature was left alone and fluoresces under black light. 9-98230 (10,000-20,000)

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1047
$2,070.00

UNSIGNED (American, 19th century) LANDSCAPE WITH WATERFALL. Large oil on canvas White Mountains School scene shows a figure atop rock cliff peering across ravine with cascading waterfall. Mountain backdrop until light sky. Housed in its original gilt frame, decorated with an edge of corncobs. SIZE: 25″ x 38″. CONDITION: Some surface dirt, small scrape in mountain, otherwise very good. 9-98197 (1,000-2,000)

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1048
$1,495.00

EDWARD A. PAGE (American, 1850-1928) SUMMER GRAZING. Oil on board summer scene shows a small flock of sheep grazing in a grass pasture with rocks and trees strewn hillside beyond. Signed lower left “E. A. Page”. Housed in a fine reproduction carved and gilt frame with linen liner and gilt wood artist plaque. SIZE: 8″ x 11″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98321 (1,200-1,800)

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1049
$3,450.00

THOMAS BIGELOW CRAIG (American, 1849-1924) COWS IN SUMMER LANDSCAPE. Oil on canvas summer scene shows three cows, one drinking from small stream, the other two standing in line on grassy bank under trees. Signed lower left “Thos. B. Craig A.P.A.”. Housed in its magnificent original gilt fancy frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 18″ x 26″. CONDITION: 1/2″ x 5″ section of canvas missing at top center, canvas is torn at stretcher along top edge. Otherwise dirty, very good. A fine painting worth restoring. 9-97358 (2,500-3,500)

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1050
$0.00

GEORGE LAFAYETTE CLOUGH (American, 1825-1901) THE BROKEN FENCE. Oil on board landscape scene shows a hilly pasture with fence in disrepair in the foreground all under a blue and light cloud sky. Signed bottom right “G L Clough”. Housed in a good gilt carved wood modern replacement frame. SIZE: 6-3/4″ x 13″. CONDITION: Very good, scattered inpainting. 9-98577 (2,500-3,500)

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1051
$3,450.00

WILLIAM CROTHERS FITLER (American, 1857-1915) NEW YORK LANDSCAPE. Fine watercolor landscape scene shows a foreground marsh with grove of trees and wood fence. Beyond the fence is a farmhouse on a low knoll with trees. All under and blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower right “W. C. Fitler N.Y.”. Housed in a fine gilt reproduction frame with tan matte, inner gold liner and inner matte, all behind glass. SIZE: SIGHT SIZE: 13″ x 20-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98320 (2,200-2,800)

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1052
$0.00

JAMES DAVID SMILLIE (American, 1833-1909) THE RIVER GLADE. Oil on canvas Hudson River scene shows a winding river with glimpse of a castle on a point of land with trees and grass under a blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower right with artist monogram and dated “July 1871″. Housed in an antique gesso decorated frame. SIZE: 16″ x 24”. CONDITION: Craquelure, old restoration with inpainting and areas of thin canvas. 9-98506 (5,000-7,000)

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1053
$862.50

JAMES GRIFFITHS (American, 1947-) “HEADING DOWN THE HUDSON”. Gouache on paper scene shows two schooners sailing down the Hudson with several sails in the distance. Three figures stand atop a wood lined dock, all under pastel colored sky, which is all reflected in the water. Signed lower right. Housed in a modern gilt molded wood frame with double matte. On reverse is a Mystic Seaport (The Maritime Gallery) label. SIZE: Sight: 6-1/2″ x 11. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98213 (1,000-2,000)

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1054
$17,250.00

HERMANN OTTOMAR HERZOG (American, 1832-1932) “ROAD BY THE FARM”. Oil on canvas scene shows a wagon being pulled by a brown horse and a white horse. Three people ride in the wagon, they come toward the viewer on a dirt road passing a barn with fenced barnyard. All under colorful trees and blue sky. A gentleman stands next to the fence feeding a small group of chickens. Signed bottom right “H Herzog”. Housed in a fine museum quality reproduction frame. The back having a partial typed label which has been retained and a label from Schwarz of Philadelphia with artist information and indicating it was illustrated in the Philadelphia Collection LVI, Plate 26. SIZE: 14″ x 18″. CONDITION: Some minor inpainting, very good. 9-98291 (15,000-25,000)

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1055
$13,225.00

THOMAS MORAN (American, 1837-1926) MORNING LIGHT. Fine oil on board early morning scene shows a yellow sunrise with pink hues through a clearing in woods and bushes. Signed lower right with conjoined TMoran 1871. Housed in a partial gilt gesso decorated wood frame. Old pen inscription to reverse “No. 4A”. SIZE: 10″ x 8″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97808 (15,000-25,000)

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1056
$1,725.00

WILLARD LEROY METCALF (American, 1858-1925) END OF THE DAY. Oil on canvas scene shows a French girl with country dress and wooden bowl leaving the fields under a setting sun sky. Signed lower right “W L Metcalf”. Housed in its original deep gesso decorated gold re-painted frame. SIZE: 15″ X 10″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Surface dirt, some inpainting. Good. 9-97826 (2,000-4,000)

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1057
$6,612.50

JANE PETERSON (American, 1876-1965) “THE OLD MIRROR”. Outstanding oil on canvas colorful still life scene shows a blue vase of colorful flowers set in front of a Sheraton split column picture mirror with two decorated copper luster pitchers beside. The background is a lavender wall paper with gold pattern. The scene in the picture mirror is purportedly a rendition of Petersons’ house. Signed lower left. Housed in a modern gilt frame. Two labels affixed to reverse of canvas with title, artist and address. SIZE: 32-1/4″ x 32-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good with inpainting. 9-97839 (5,000-10,000)

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1058
$3,450.00

JANE PETERSON (American, 1876-1965) SHADES OF MARIGOLD. Oil on canvas still life scene shows a two-handled brass pot holding gold and yellow marigolds. A covered Oriental rice bowl is beside. Signed lower right. Housed in its original carved and partially gilt wood frame. Back having a “National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, 1923 33rd Annual Exhibition” label. Also a partial exhibition label which may be from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. SIZE: 24-3/4″ x 20″. CONDITION: A patch to top right with corresponding repair and inpainting. Good. 9-96324 (4,000-6,000)

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1059
$2,530.00

JANE PETERSON (American, 1876-1965) “ANTHURIUMS”. Large oil on canvas still life scene shows a red bottle shaped vase filled with four bright red and white flowers with long green central vein leaves. Light mint green background. Signed lower left. Back stretcher retaining a portion of a Non-Members ticket from the National Academy of Design, 123rd Annual Exhibition First Section. Also two labels on reverse of canvas with hand written instructions and title. Housed in a replacement gilt modern frame. SIZE: 40″ x 30″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Surface dirt, very good. 9-97840 (4,000-6,000)

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1060
$3,737.50

CHARLES WARREN EATON (American, 1857-1937) HUNTER IN AN EVENING LANDSCAPE. Oil on canvas early evening scene shows a hunter with gun and dog walking in a snow covered landscape with trees under a late sunset sky with crescent moon. Signed lower right. Housed in a fine gilt decorated replacement frame with gilt wood artist plaque. SIZE: 10″ x 14″. CONDITION: Very good. Minor touch-up, craquelure. 9-98317 (2,500-3,500)

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1061
$0.00

WILLIAM CHADWICK (American, 1879-1962) WOODLAND STREAM IN AUTUMN. Oil on canvasboard late autumn scene shows a winding stream through woods with late fall colors. Signed lower left “W Chadwick”. Housed in a modern gilt frame with linen and gilt liner. SIZE: 12″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97859 (2,500-4,000)

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1062
$0.00

CARL WUERMER (American, 1900-1983) FALL SPLENDOR. Oil on canvas impressionist fall landscape scene shows a road leading through colorful trees and bushes. All under a blue sky. Signed lower right and dated “23”. Housed in a stained wood frame. The original backing having a Chicago Artist 28th Annual Exhibition 1924 label. SIZE: 22″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98486 (6,000-8,000)

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1063
$22,425.00

CHAUNCEY FOSTER RYDER (American, 1868-1949) PEACE ON THE HILLSIDE. Outstanding large oil on canvas New England scene shows a road splitting the large trees having a red barn on one side and a farmhouse on the other nestled amongst large trees. The viewer looks across to pastel blue and pink hills under a yellow, pink and whitish blue sky. Signed lower left. Housed in a magnificent carved wide wood gilt replacement frame. Back of the frame inscribed “Collection of John Gale”. SIZE: 32″ x 43-1/2″. CONDITION: Relined, inpainting. Very good. 9-98544 (25,000-35,000)

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1063B
$690.00

KEN KNOWLES (American, 1968-) “SCONCETT SUMMER, NANTUCKET, MA”. Oil on canvas scene shows a pathway to the sea lined with houses. A woman and child with dog stand next to a picket fence with flowers and American flag. Signed lower right. Titled and signed on reverse and dated “2009”. Housed in a modern carved and gilt wood frame. SIZE: 20″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98590 (2,000-3,000)

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1063C
$862.50

KEN KNOWLES (American, 1968-) “THE GLOUCESTER HOUSE”. Large oil on canvas Gloucester Harbor scene shows several boats tied to large mooring posts on the back side of a restaurant with blue and white awning. Signed lower left. Also titled and signed on reverse and dated “2008”. Housed in a carved and gilt wood frame. SIZE: 24″ x 30″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98591 (2,500-3,500)

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1063D
$0.00

CLARA L. FAIRFIELD PERRY (American, 1870-1941) AUTUMN HOMESTEAD. Large oil on canvas fall scene shows a colonial connected house with lawn and apple tree having a stone wall and large colorful maple trees. Light blue sky. Signed lower left. Housed in a gilt molded wood replacement frame. SIZE: 24″ x 30″. CONDITION: Very good with some inpainting. 9-98415 (1,500-2,500)

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1064
$0.00

GABOR F. PETERDI (American, 1915-2001) “NORFOLK X”. Large oil on canvas impressionistic scene shows a colorful landscape using small paint strokes in shaped patterns. Signed lower right and dated “63”. Also signed, dated “1963” and titled on reverse. Peterdi worked in Connecticut and this possibly could be a series of landscapes which he performed in the Norfolk, CT region. Housed in a magnificent shell decorated gilt frame with white and gilt liner. SIZE: 30″ x 36″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98503 (6,000-8,000)

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1065
$1,840.00

BERNARD COREY (American, 1914-2000) “LAST OF THE SNOW”. Oil on board of late winter landscape shows a white connected antique Cape house with outbuildings beside a dirt road with trees all showing the remains of the winter snow. On reverse is a Rockport Art Association exhibition label with title, etc. Signed lower left. Housed in a gilt frame with linen and white matte. SIZE: 10″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98199 (1,500-2,000)

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1066
$0.00

BERNARD COREY (American, 1914-2000) MILLBURY POND. Oil on masonite spring scene shows two figures with rowboat at the edge of a pond dotted with white and pink waterlilies. Also lined with tall pink flowers and tall trees. Signed lower left. Label on reverse “Painted at Millbury, MA 1989″. Housed in a gilt gesso decorated frame. SIZE: 9″ x 12”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98101 (1,400-1,800)

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1067
$1,092.50

ALAN NAKANO (Canadian, 20-21st Century) “R TUCKER THOMPSON AND SOPHIA CHRISTINA”. Acrylic on board nautical scene shows two schooners passing each other on a colorful rippled water with hills beyond. Signed lower right and dated “2004”. Titled and signed on reverse with a North Light Studio label. Housed in a modern partial gilt frame with linen liner. SIZE: 12″ x 14″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98204 (1,000-2,000)

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1068
$1,610.00

STANLEY ZUCKERBERG (American, 1919-1995) “FISHING VILLAGE, NOVA SCOTIA”. Oil on masonite scene shows five fishing boats on dry land at low tide with a community of colorful houses, dock and water. Signed lower left “S.M. Suckerberg, Nova Scotia”. Housed in a distressed wood frame with linen and white wood liner. SIZE: 20″ x 28″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97600 (2,000-4,000)

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1069
$2,012.50

ALFRED THOMPSON BRICHER (American, 1837-1908) COAST OF HALIFAX. Small monochromatic watercolor showing two sailboats on calm water with foreground having rocks and sand with small rowboat. Signed with conjoined monogram initials bottom right. Housed in a modern silver gilt carved wood frame with white matte. SIZE: Actual size: 3-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98215 (1,500-2,500)

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1070
$2,300.00

ALFRED THOMPSON BRICHER (American, 1837-1908) “BEACH BLUFF SEPT. 6, 1884”. Watercolor on paper mounted to board coastline scene shows a long beach curving to point of land with houses. Foreground with a bluff having a long stairway leading to the beach which has three figures in the water and two holding parasols walking with dog. Titled and signed bottom right “Beach Bluff Sept. 6. 1884” along with conjoined three initials “ATB”. Housed in a black painted gold edged wood frame. SIZE: 13-1/2″ x 10″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98475 (4,000-6,000)

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1071
$5,175.00

J.J. ENWRIGHT (HJALMAR AMUNDSEN) (American, 1911-2001) HARPOONING THE WHALE. Oil on canvas whaling scene shows a sperm whale being harpooned by a man at the front of a green and white rowboat with five other men while the whaling ship waits in the distance. All under a blue sky with scattered clouds. Signed lower left “H Amundsen”. Housed in a decorated wood frame with gilt and linen liner. A wonderful rendered whaling scene. SIZE: 24″ x 30″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97892 (2,000-3,000)

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1072
$0.00

LEANDER M. CHURBUCK (American, 1861-1940) THE FOG WARNING. Oil on canvas authorized copy of the famous Winslow Homer painting housed in the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The back of the canvas stamped “Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Copied from painting in the gallery”. The scene shows a fisherman rowing his boat laden with large cod toward a fog bank with sail in the distance. Signed lower right. Housed in a fine gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 23″ x 34″. CONDITION: Very good with craquelure. 9-98065 (1,500-2,500)

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1073
$0.00

JOHN CALLOW (British, 1822-1878) “THE RESCUERS”. Fine watercolor nautical scene shows several sail fishing boats coming to the aid of a large ship which has suffered extensive damage. Signed lower right “John Callow 1845″. Housed in a fine modern gilt frame with double ivory mattes having watercolor highlights. SIZE: Sight: 8-1/2″ x 12-3/4”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98209 (800-1,200)

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1074
$1,092.50

ATTRIBUTED TO EDOUARD ADAM (French, 1847-1929) LAND BOUND. Oil on artist board scene shows a large two mast sailing ship on dry ground with men and small boat beside it. It is alongside a white wall which has two figures atop, one with a gun over shoulder. White and gray clouds and blue sky. Signed indistinctly bottom right. A later penned artist name on reverse with date “1885”. Housed in an antique gesso decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 6″ x 8″. CONDITION: Very good, minor inpainting. 9-98206 (800-1,200)

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1075
$805.00

TAYLOR (American, First half of the 20th Century) SAILING THE HIGH SEAS. Large oil on canvas scene shows a large sailing ship in full sail. Signed lower right “Taylor 26″. Housed in a gold painted original wood frame. SIZE: 40″ x 29”. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Some craquelure, otherwise very good. 9-97841 (500-1,000)

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1076
$862.50

WILLIAM HENRY CHANDLER (American, 1854-1928) RACING THE WIND. Pastel marine scene shows a single mast sailing yacht racing through greenish waves and stiff breeze. Other sails are seen on horizon. All under a pink, white and gray cloud sky with glimpses of blue. Signed lower left “Chandler”. An unusual subject matter for an artist that works in pastel. Housed in its original blue and gold decorated frame. SIZE: Sight: 19-1/2″ x 23-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97845 (400-600)

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1077
$2,185.00

WARREN W. SHEPPARD (American, 1858-1937) SUNRISE OVER ROCKY COASTLINE. Large oil on canvas scene shows sun rising amongst a light sea mist and rocks jutting out into a tranquil ocean. Signed lower left “Warren Sheppard”. Housed in a replacement gilt carved wood frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 22″ x 34″. CONDITION: Very good, relined, some inpainting, lines where stretcher conforms to canvas. 9-97540 (1,500-2,500)

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1078
$3,220.00

PETER HURD (American, 1904-1984) “ALONG THE COAST”. Oil on canvas New England coastal scene shows an inlet surrounded by rolling hills with farm, buildings and fence pastures. Signed lower left “Hurd 35″. Housed in a painted wood frame with linen liner. SIZE: 19″ x 25”. CONDITION: Light craquelure. very good. 9-98488 (1,500-2,000)

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1079
$862.50

SCOTT LEIGHTON (American, 1849-1898) SUMMER DAY. Oil on canvas pasture scene shows a well detailed brown and white cow standing in a green pasture with chickens and rooster. In the distance is another field separated by a wood fence and house beyond. All under a blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower left. Housed in a gold painted period wood frame with gold painted liner. SIZE: 9″ x 14″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Chipping at left frame edge and corner, otherwise very good. 9-97848 (1,000-2,000)

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1080
$862.50

SCOTT LEIGHTON (American, 1849-1898) SHEEP AND CHICKENS. Oil on board interior barn scene shows an ewe and a lamb resting on a straw floor with three chickens beside. Signed lower left. Housed in a gold painted antique frame. SIZE: 8-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Slight warp to board, fine craquelure, otherwise very good. 9-97849 (1,000-2,000)

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1081
$1,150.00

GEORGE MCCONNELL (American, 1852-1929) STORM AND LIGHTHOUSE, 1912. Oil on canvas mounted to board coastal Maine scene shows a stormy sea with large white cresting waves under amber colored clouds with lighthouse and connected buildings on point of land. Signed lower right “Geo. McConnell, 1912″. Housed in a fine reproduction gesso decorated frame. SIZE: 19-1/2″ x 35-1/2”. CONDITION: Some minor touch-up. Very good. 9-98314 (800-1,200)

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1082
$345.00

ANNA CAREY BRADLEY (American, 1884-1956) SUMMER GARDEN. Watercolor scene shows a large colorful flower garden in front of a building with door and window. A salt box Colonial home is beyond. Signed lower left “A C Bradley”. Housed in a green and gold modern frame with white matte. CONDITION: Watercolor is good, matte has stain in corner. 9-98108 (500-800)

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1083
$402.50

FRANCIS E. DANOVICH (American, 1920-1957?) THREE WORKS. 1) Oil on board town scene shows a group of colorful buildings with grass covered landscape having a man resting with his dog. Signed lower right “Danovich”. Housed in a carved old frame which has been stripped of its paint. 2) Oil on masonite self portrait from neck up. Housed in an antique Victorian frame. Unsigned but having attached to reverse an envelope with the artist name. 3) Charcoal sketch of a nighttime carnival scene showing a man with scale guessing the weight of the carnival goers. Unsigned. Housed in an antique lemon gold frame with glass front. NOTE: Accompanying this lot is a 9″ x 6″ photograph of the artist with a small biography. This WPA painter worked in Maine at the Varney farm in Turner, Maine painting and sketching that area. SIZE: 1) Sight: 18-1/2″ x 23-1/2″. 2) 10″ x 8″. 3) Sight: 8-1/2″ x 10-1/2″. CONDITION: 1) Slight warp to board, generally very good. 2) Surface with scrapes, scratches and one small hole in top edge. 3) Very good. 9-97885 (800-1,200)

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1084
$1,150.00

JOYCE WILLIAMS (American, 20th Century) “EDGE OF THE QUARRY”. Fine watercolor Maine scene shows the edge of a rock quarry looking over to a farmhouse with trees and fields. Signed lower right. Housed in a gilt wood frame with double mattes. SIZE: Sight: 21-1/2″ x 29″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94759 (500-1,000)

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1085
$230.00

JOYCE WILLIAMS (American, 20th Century) “NEW ENGLAND SPRING”. Watercolor scene shows a dirt road winding downhill towards small New England village. Signed lower right. Housed in a fine black and gold wood frame with double mattes. SIZE: Sight: 21-1/2″ x 29″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94750 (500-1,000)

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1086
$1,150.00

STEPHEN MORGAN ETNIER (American, 1903-1984) PALM IN THE CARIBBEAN. Oil on canvasboard island scene shows the trunk of a tall palm tree with buildings, figure and hills beyond. Signed lower right “Stephen Etnier 44″. Housed in an antique style decorated frame. SIZE: 18″ x 14”. CONDITION: Very good with some touch up. 9-98471 (1,500-2,000)

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1087
$1,092.50

CARL SPRINCHORN (American, 1887-1971) FLORAL STILL LIFE. Watercolor scene shows a large colorful flower bouquet in a blue vase. Nicely hosed in a gesso decorated gilt frame with linen matte and gilt liner. Signed lower right. SIZE: Sight: 17″ x 11-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good, light foxing spots on left margin. 9-98469 (800-1,200)

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1088
$805.00

WALDO PEIRCE (American, 1884-1970) “KING OF THE BLUEBERRIES”. Oil on canvas portrait shows a man in blue shirt holding branch of blueberry bush. Backdrop is the Maine Coast with mountains, trees and water. Signed and dated “22 Sept 69″. Initialed and dated on front. Housed in a Victorian decorated and painted frame. SIZE: 24″ x 20”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97809 (1,250-1,750)

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1089
$0.00

GEORGE MCCONNELL (American, 1852-1929) LILY PADS AMONGST THE BIRCHES. Oil on canvas Maine scene shows tall birch trees lining the edge of a lily pad decorated pond. Signed lower left “Geo McConnell 1900″. Housed in a gilt wood frame. SIZE: 22″ x 13”. CONDITION: Old repaired 1-1/2″ horizontal slit at center bottom, otherwise very good. 9-97891 (1,000-1,500)

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1089A
$0.00

ERIC HUDSON (American, 1864-1932) “MONHEGAN VILLAGE-MAIN STREET”. Unsigned oil on canvas Monhegan street scene shows colorful buildings lining a curving road under blue and white cloud sky. Attached to back is a signed statement stating that in 1999 Greg Rollins was hired by Eric Hudson’s daughter, Jacqueline, to clean the contents of her attic. They came across this painting which was done by her father and gifted it to Greg who in turn gifted it to his father, Stephen Rollins. Signed “Stephen Rollins June 22, 2008″. Housed in a replacement carved wood frame with gilt liner having an artist plaque. SIZE: 14″ x 20”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98724 (4,000-6,000)

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1090
$2,875.00

SETH W. STEWARD (American, 1844-1927) “SQUAW MTN FROM CAMERON PLACE M.H.L. ME”. Large panoramic oil on canvas Moosehead Lake scene shows a mountain range beside a large lake with two sailboats, the lake dotted with islands. The foreground with a fenced pasture with two cows, all under blue and white/pink clouds. The reverse of canvas having the original title and signed “SWS 1880″. Housed in a modern gesso decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 25″ x 45”. CONDITION: The edges are strip lined. Otherwise original canvas. Restored with inpainting. Light craquelure. Good. 9-98216 (2,500-4,000)

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1091
$1,840.00

SETH W. STEWARD (American, 1844-1927) A CATCH OF BROOK TROUT. Oil on canvas scene shows 5 brook trout laying atop each other in a naturalistic shoreline landscape. Signed bottom left and date “1902”. Housed in a modern decorative frame. SIZE: 14″ x 20″. CONDITION: Two patches to reverse. Craquelure with some inpainting. Good. 9-98067 (2,000-3,000)

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1091A
$690.00

L. M. SAMPSON (American, 19th Century) VILLAGE IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND. Oil on canvas panoramic landscape shows a divided large river with small village in foreground. Village depicts various houses and barns with fenced pastures and train station. Railroad tracks has siding with building and train station has long platform and water tower. Across river other houses, fields and hills are seen. Signed lower left “L. M. Sampson”. This comes from a local central Maine home where family history indicates it possibly could be a village along the St. John River in Northern Maine. Housed in a modern decorative frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 19″ x 45″. CONDITION: Some minor touch-up, craquelure, stretcher lines. Otherwise good. 9-98359 (800-1,200)

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1092
$0.00

EARL CUNNINGHAM (American, 1893-1977) A TROPICAL PARADISE. Unsigned oil on panel shows a land and seascape with tropical features. Two sections of land are separated by water thoroughfare. The right section of land has tall wide trunk trees and small evergreens, a few having colorful flowers. The ground is covered in high colorful grass and there is a brown, tan and black house with chimney. Four white egrets are seen along with three pink flamingos. There is a dock with figure, a boat on dry cradle, a man rowing a small rowboat and two ducks. The left section of land has similar trees with the addition of what appear to be palm trees. A longer house is seen with dock and man in rowboat. The background has brightly colored yellow/gold sky which reflects in far water and down the thoroughfare. Housed in a painted wood frame. SIZE: Sight: 15-3/4″ x 23-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Found in a New England home. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94195 (7,000-9,000)

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1093
$0.00

NILES SPENCER (American, 1893-1952) HARBOR ON THE MAINE COAST. Oil on masonite scene shows a late afternoon view of a dock lined small harbor with buildings and stilt supported docks. Low hills behind under a colorful sky. Signed lower left. Housed in a stained molded wood frame. SIZE: 24″ x 28-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98491 (4,000-6,000)

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1094
$805.00

HENRY BAYLEY SNELL (AMERICAN, 1858 – 1943) MONHEGAN. Oil on canvas Monhegan Island scene shows a single-masted sailboat in front of large grass-covered cliff and beyond another grass-covered cliff. The water in a deep green under a light sky. Signed lower right “H. B. SNELL”. Housed in a reproduction carved and gilt wood frame. SIZE: 16-1/4″ x 12-1/4″. CONDITION: Relined with some inpainting. Very good. 9-97659 (2,000-3,000)

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1095
$4,427.50

ABRAHAM J. BOGDANOVE (American, 1887-1946) MONHEGAN SURF. Oil on canvas shoreline scene shows calm water with small waves and granite rock shoreline. Signed lower right. Housed in its original decorated wood frame with white liner. SIZE: 25″ x 30″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98404 (3,000-5,000)

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1096
$1,782.50

ABRAHAM JACOB BOGDANOVE (American, 1887-1946) MONHEGAN SPRAY. Unframed oil on canvasboard coastline scene shows waves crashing onto shoreline ledge. Signed bottom right “A. J. B.”. SIZE: 8″ x 10-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98474 (800-1,200)

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1097
$1,437.50

KEN PRATSON (American, -2000) “OFF GULL ROCK”. Outstanding oil on board coastal scene shows a large rock cliff/outcropping with deep blue sea and white capped waves having a lobster boat nearby with two figures aboard. Snow spots the top of the rock under a blue sky. Signed lower right “Pratson”. Housed in a fine dark molded wood frame with gilt and linen liner. SIZE: 30″ x 40″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96025 (3,000-5,000)

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1098
$0.00

FREDERICK JUDD WAUGH (American, 1861-1940) POWER RELEASED. Oil on canvas coastal scene shows waves crashing onto coastal rock ledge under a light blue sky. Signed bottom left “Waugh”. Housed in a modern molded wood frame. SIZE: 18″ x 24″. CONDITION: Craquelure, inpainting in sky, otherwise very good. 9-98494 (4,000-6,000)

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1099
$12,075.00

FREDERICK JUDD WAUGH (American, 1861-1940) “MIST MOON”. Oil on canvasboard moonlit scene shows the rocky coast of Maine with waves crashing over ledge rock. A full moon is seen amongst clouds. Signed lower right “Waugh”. Housed in an outstanding replacement gilt carved frame with gilt liner branded “Richard Tobey, Los Angeles”. On foam backing is a Vallejo Gallery label and there is a cutout displaying title and Grand Central Art Galleries Exhibition label. SIZE: 25″ x 30″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98203 (6,000-9,000)

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1100
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ANDREW NEWELL WYETH (American, 1917-2009) “ORCHARD KNOLL, 1956”. Drybrush watercolor landscape scene shows a grass field having the remains of an old apple tree still standing leading up to a stand of dark trees. The view is the back of N.C. Wyeth’s house. Unsigned but listed in the catalog of Andrew Wyeth’s works. Housed with museum quality archival materials. The frame impressed branded “Lowy” (Julius Lowy Frame & Restoring Company of New York). On reverse are a number of labels including Adelson Galleries, New York; Acquavella Galleries, New York; Exhibition label from the University of Arizona University Art Gallery Exhibit March 16 – April 14, 1963. SIZE: 19-1/2″ x 27-1/2″ PROVENANCE: Collection of F. C. Woolworth of Santa Fe, New Mexico, previously in the collection of the Duchess of Manchester. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98438 (125,000-175,000)

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1101
$1,725.00

JANE PETERSON (American, 1876-1965) TWIN SCARLETT MACAWS. Watercolor tropical scene shows a tree branch with two red and blue tropical birds facing each other. Blue with white cloud sky background. Signed bottom right “Jane Peterson”. Housed in a modern red and gold frame with glass front and white matte. SIZE: Sight: 19″ x 29-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97852 (1,500-2,500)

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1102
$2,185.00

JANE PETERSON (American, 1876-1965) SUMMER GROVE. Oil on canvas landscape scene shows a tree lined grassy area under light skies. Signed lower right. Housed in a replacement carved wood frame with linen liner. SIZE: 18″ x 24″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97854 (2,000-3,000)

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1103
$2,415.00

JANE PETERSON (American, 1876-1965) “PETUNIAS”. Oil on canvasboard garden scene shows a group of pink, fuchsia and yellow flowers. Signed lower left. Housed in a carved wood decorated frame with linen liner. Titled on reverse. SIZE: 18″ x 24″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97828 (3,000-5,000)

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1104
$0.00

VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (American, 1886-1966) “BETTY AND TSAO-KUO”. This outstanding oil on canvas was exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York City, 1936; National Arts Club, 1937; Plainfield Art Association, 1937; Mont Clarie N.J. Museum 1937 and Wilmington Society of Art, 1943 where it received 2nd popularity vote (this is inscribed on back of canvas). Also titled, signed and dated 1935 on back of canvas. The portrait is of Elizabeth Joyce Joslin of Norway, Maine and her Siamese cat. It shows the young girl seated in a blue chair with teal colored curtain backdrop. She wears a light teal colored dress and she looks down at her blue eyed Siamese cat in her lap. Signed lower right. Housed in a fine carved and gilt frame. SIZE: 25″ x 30″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98315 (5,000-7,000)

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1105
$1,265.00

VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (American, 1886-1966) “LAKE PENNESSEEWASSEE, WEST SHORE AND NOYES MOUNTAIN” NORWAY, MAINE. Oil on wood panel self framed lake view landscape shows a shoreline with trees, rocks and grass having water with island beyond and mountains in the distance. All under blue and white cloud sky. The edges are beveled as a simulated frame. The back having an original pen written title with artist signature and date “October 28, 1948″. SIZE: Total is 6-1/2″ x 8-1/2”. CONDITION: One small chip to wood at right middle edge. 9-98102 (1,200-1,800)

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1106
$1,725.00

VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (American, 1886-1966) “TURKEY RIDGE, NORWAY, MAINE”. Oil on canvas laid on board sunset landscape shows a Colonial farm atop a ridge with dirt road and colorful ground. All under a colorful setting sun sky. Signed lower right and dated what appears to be “1930”. Housed in what appears to be its original blue and gold molded wood frame. SIZE: 8″ x 8″. CONDITION: Some minor lifting of canvas on bottom section, otherwise very good. 9-98103 (1,200-1,600)

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1107
$345.00

VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (American, 1886-1966) MAJESTIC LOOKOUT. Oil on wood panel self framed landscape shows two large trees on grass covered bluff overlooking snow peaked mountains under blue skies. Edges are gold making a framed presentation. Unsigned front but having a conjoined carved “VA” on reverse. SIZE: 5-1/2″ x 5″. CONDITION: Very minor paint flecks to upper edge, otherwise very good. 9-98104 (600-900)

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1108
$1,150.00

ALBERT BLOCH (American, 1882-1961) THE RAIN SQUALL. Unframed oil on masonite impressionistic view of a rain squall on opposite hill with castle like structure. A road bisects the scene with tall thin trees. Monogrammed “AB” lower right. Back having some framing instructions. SIZE: 18-3/4″ x 15-1/4″. CONDITION: Good. 9-97301 (2,000-3,000)

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1109
$2,012.50

BRUCE CRANE (American, 1857-1937) THE QUIET RIVER. Oil on canvas mounted on masonite scene shows a calm river with flower and tree lined banks leading to open area with trees in the distance. All under a colorful blue, pink and white sky. Signed lower left “Bruce Cane N.A. N.Y.”. Housed in a antique gilt gesso decorated frame. SIZE: 18-1/2″ x 26″. CONDITION: Very dirty with large areas of sky inpainted and breaks in canvas. In need of restoration. Fair. 9-98235 (2,000-4,000)

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1110
$0.00

ATTRIBUTED TO FERN ISABEL COPPEDGE (American, 1883-1951) “WOODSTOCK”. Oil on board town scene shows an early spring scene with some snow left. The buildings include a large church, red barn and houses nestled below hills and low mountains. Unsigned but having an old sticker on reverse “For John F. Carlson Woodstock from Fern Isabel Coppedge”. Housed in a modern gilt wood frame. Possibly a work done in the early part of her career when she was at Woodstock with John F. Carlson. SIZE: 10″ x 14″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97860 (10,000-20,000)

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1111
$8,625.00

FERN ISABEL COPPEDGE (American, 1883-1951) HARBOR VIEW. Oil on canvas board harbor scene shows two white hull schooners moored side by side near large wooden dock. Beyond are houses and tree covered hills. Signed lower left. Housed in a fine modern carved and gilt wood frame with wide carved gilt liner. SIZE: 10″ x 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98308 (3,000-5,000)

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1112
$1,725.00

BENSON BOND MOORE (American, 1882-1974) THE QUIET HARBOR. Fine oil on canvas scene shows a small harbor with buildings and docks and several boats at low tide under an expansive blue and white cloud sky. Signed bottom right. Housed in a gesso decorated gilt frame. Written on back of stretcher “Rockport Mass”. Stapled to stretcher is an Echo Reigle artist agent card from Sarasota, Florida. SIZE: 16″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98478 (3,000-5,000)

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1113
$0.00

STEPHEN MAXFIELD PARRISH (American 1846-1938) EVENING HARBOR. Oil on wood panel scene shows a quiet harbor with moored boats under a cloudy sky with glimpse of light. The foreground with sandy beach strewn with rocks. Housed in a gilt molded wood frame. Signed lower right. SIZE: 10-1/4″ x 15-3/4″. CONDITION: Inpainting. Very good. 9-98319 (2,000-3,000)

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1114
$2,760.00

OTIS PIERCE COOK (American, 1900-1980) HARBOR VIEW. Oil on canvas shows a large dock with side by side fishing trawlers moored with a lobster boat in front. Two figures are seen on the dock under white and blue sky with buildings and boats in background. Signed lower right. Housed in what appears to be its original painted wood frame with white liner. SIZE: 24″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98504 (2,000-3,000)

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1115
$1,380.00

JOHN MILLARD FERREN (American/French, 1905-1970) SAILBOATS. Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard abstract modernist scene shows what appears to be a line of sailboats in geometric patterns. Signed lower right “Ferren”. Housed in a silver gilt carved wood frame. SIZE: 17″ x 22″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-95714 (1,000-1,500)

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1116
$2,300.00

CHARLES DORMON ROBINSON (American, 1847-1933) THE BREAKERS. Oil on canvas beach scene shows two large green waves with white caps crashing onto pebble strewn sandy beach. Signed lower left. Housed in a modern gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 18″ x 40″. CONDITION: Relined, inpainting, craquelure, good. 9-98547 (4,000-6,000)

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1117
$1,150.00

JOHN CLIFFORD HUFFINGTON (American, 1864-1929) SKY, SEA AND SAND. Oil on masonite scene shows a blue with white cloud sky reflected in calm water leading to a sandy shoreline. Signed bottom right, also with inscriptions and signatures on reverse. Housed in a white painted antique frame. SIZE: 16″ x 20″. CONDITION: Surface dirt. Good. 9-98220 (3,000-5,000)

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1118
$34,500.00
Revised: 2/3/2010

Correction: This is St. Patrick’s Cathedral, not Trinity as indicated.

GUY CARLETON WIGGINS (American, 1883-1962) “MID TOWN FIFTH AVENUE, WINTER”. Oil on canvas New York city scene shows Fifth Avenue with colorful cars and buses with heavy snow and people walking near buildings, some with umbrellas. The multi-story buildings are seen flying American flags and the twin steeples of Trinity Church can be seen through the snow. Signed lower left “Guy Wiggins NA”. Titled and signed on reverse of canvas. Housed in a fine gilt molded wood replacement frame. SIZE: 18″ x 12″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97884 (30,000-50,000)

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1119
$575.00

JAMES FORD CLYMER (American, 1907-1989) CARGO SHIPS AT DOCK. Oil on masonite scene shows four cargo ships moored to dock area and boatyard in winter. Signed lower left “John Clymer”. Housed in a decorated wood frame with painted liner. Clymer was a contributor and illustrator to Saturday Evening Post prior to 1965, after which he turned his attention to western scenes. SIZE: 14″ x 19-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good with light scratches in sky. 9-98507 (2,000-3,000)

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1120
$3,450.00

WILLIAM TROST RICHARDS (American, 1833-1905) DEAL, NEW JERSEY COASTAL LANDSCAPE. Oil and watercolor coastal scene shows water beyond a line of trees, grass and flowers. Inscribed lower left “Deal N.J. Sep 3-/78”. Signed lower right “Wm T. Richards”. On reverse is signed by the artist also. Housed in a gold replacement frame with gold matte. The frame having a Vose Gallery stamp. SIZE: Sight: 9-3/4″ x 18-1/4″. CONDITION: Appears to have toning, otherwise very good. 9-97146 (3,000-5,000)

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1121
$0.00

WALTER FARNDON (American, 1876-1964) NEW ENGLAND LIGHTHOUSE. Oil on canvas board coastal scene shows a tall white lighthouse with connected red buildings atop a grass covered point of land with small inlet beach surrounded by rocks. Signed lower left. Housed in an antique gilt molded wood frame with gilt lining. SIZE: 13″ x 16″. CONDITION: Craquelure. Some touch-up. Very good. 9-98307 (1,200-1,800)

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1122
$17,825.00

ROBERT HENRI (American, 1865-1929) PORTRAIT OF A BOY. Oil on board shoulder length portrait of a boy wearing a white shirt, blue tie and red coat. Signed bottom right. Housed in an antique gilt frame. SIZE: 13″ x 9″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98201 (8,000-12,000)

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1123
$3,450.00

JO CANTINE (American, 1893-1987) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN IN A LINCOLN ROCKER. The large oil on canvas half size portrait shows a young man dressed in riding clothes seated sideways in an antique Lincoln rocker. The interior of the room shows a door, two chairs and a window sill with pot. This is thought to be the artist’s grandson. Signed bottom right “Jo Cantine 1934″. Housed in a painted wood frame. SIZE: 50″ x 40”. CONDITION: Inpainting with evidence of creases. 9-98493 (8,000-10,000)

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1124
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AIDEN LASSELL RIPLEY (American, 1896-1969) PORTRAIT OF A SOCIALITE. Outstanding oil on canvas three-quarter portrait of a young woman in flower print dress seated at an angle looking toward the viewer. On her right is a model of a schooner on a stand and to her left is a portion of a framed painting. Her hands are clasped in her lap which rests a white mink collared coat. Signed lower right. Housed in a fine antique decorated frame which has been branded “Thulin 1929 # 2074″. A small brochure accompanies lot from the time it was exhibited at the Guild of Boston Artists Sept. 10-28 1996. SIZE: 36″ x 30”. CONDITION: Relined, minor touch up. Very good. 9-98580 (6,000-8,000)

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1125
$0.00

JOSEPH MORRIS RAPHAEL (American, 1869-1950) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL. Oil on board study of a young girl with brown hair wearing a red dress with white collar. Signed bottom right “Joe Raphael”. Housed in a modern decorative frame. SIZE: 17-3/4″ x 14″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98484 (6,000-8,000)

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1127
$1,150.00

WILL HOWE FOOTE (American, 1874-1965) “ON THE BEACH, MONTEGO BAY, B.W.I.”. Oil on board tropical island scene shows a light blue ocean with purple mountain background. The foreground having a peninsula with red roof stucco buildings and tropical trees. Signed lower left, titled on reverse. Housed in a carved wood frame with painted wood liner retaining its original Heydenryk frame label. SIZE: 10″ x 14″. CONDITION: Some touch-up. Very good. 9-98309 (1,200-1,800)

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1128
$0.00

EUGENE FRANCIS SAVAGE (American, 1883-1978) MT. KALALEA-HAWAII. Oil on canvas Hawaiian scene shows large rock volcanic peaks with green vegetation below. Signed lower left “E. Savage”, titled on edge of canvas. Housed in a carved wood gilt frame with gilt liner having wood gilt title and artist plaque. SIZE: 10″ x 14″. CONDITION: Minor touch-up. Very good. 9-98318 (2,500-3,500)

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1129
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HENRY WILMER BANNARN (American, 1910-1965) GULLS AND ROCKS. Large unframed oil on canvas mounted to masonite scene shows five white seagulls over a rock outcropping with water beyond. Signed lower right and dated “1956”. Also known for his sculpture this Afro-American artist displays the angular feel of sculpture in this painting. SIZE: 35-3/4″ x 51″. CONDITION: Surface dirt with evidence of several tears, in need of restoration. 9-98514 (6,000-8,000)

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1130
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HANSON DUVALL PUTHUFF (American, 1875-1972) SUMMER HILLS. Oil on canvas laid on board shows a summer scene with rolling hills, fields and farmhouses. Signed lower right “H Puthuff”. Housed in a stained molded wood frame. SIZE: 12″ x 16″. CONDITION: Good, some surface dirt. 9-98480 (6,000-8,000)

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1131
$0.00

SELDON CONNOR GILE (American, 1877-1947) CALIFORNIA COASTLINE. Oil on canvas mounted to wood panel shows the rugged cliff coastline with blue ocean under blue sky. Signed lower left “SC Gile”. Housed in a molded wood stained frame. SIZE: 11″ x 14″. CONDITION: There has been considerable drying to the paint surface causing craquelure and cupping. 9-98489 (4,000-6,000)

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1132
$1,610.00

ALEXANDER A. DZIGURSKI (American, 1911-1995) WEST COAST SUNSET. Oil on canvas scene shows waves crashing onto foreground rocks with coastline on right under colorful setting sun sky. Signed lower right “A Dzigurski 1960″. Housed in what appears to be its original gesso decorated frame with linen liner. Back having a Findlay Galleries, Chicago label. SIZE: 24″ x 36”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98227 (1,000-2,000)

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1133
$402.50

WILLIAM GALEN DOSS (American, 1873-1957) “LAGUNA BEACH CALIFORNIA, 1942”. Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard coastal scene shows white-tipped waves crashing through rocks onto rock and sand beach. Signed bottom right. Titled and dated on reverse. Housed in a modern gilt, molded wood frame. SIZE: 12″ h x 16″h. CONDITION: Surface dirt, very good. 9-96315 (1,000-1,500)

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1134
$0.00

RICHARD FRANZ KOLLORSZ (American 1900-1983) “THE UPPER CUYAMA 1943”. Oil on canvas board California scene shows a dirt road winding down to valley floor with large mountain range beyond. Upper Cuyama is an area north of Santa Barbara, CA. Signed lower left with initials and dated “43”. On reverse is title and inscription in artist hand indicating it was painted on his first outing with his family on Easter of 1943. Housed in what appears to be its original carved and painted frame. SIZE: 12″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very minor scrape in upper left. Very good. 9-98416 (800-1,200)

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1135
$257.50

RICHARD FRANZ KOLLORSZ (American, 1900-1983) “PACIFIC PALISADES”. Large oil on canvas California scene shows several houses on top of a cliff-like bluff. Below is a road with driveway surrounded by colorful trees. Signed lower right “R. Kollorsz 1957”. Also inscribed on canvas on reverse “Oct. 1957 Pac. Palisades by R. Kollorsz”. Housed in what appears to be its original partial gilt and painted wood frame with green velvet accent. SIZE: 33″ x 49″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98421 (500-1,000)

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1136
$0.00

FLORENCE PARKER BLOSER (American, 1889-1935) THE REFLECTING POOL. Oil on canvas California Mission scene shows a stucco mission church with bell alcove having flower gardens and path leading to a foreground fountain pool with lily’s and birds. The pool reflecting the mission’s architecture. Signed lower right. Housed in its original gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 25″ x 25″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94326 (400-600)

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1137
$2,530.00

DOUGLAS RICKS (American, 1954-2003) “BIRCH CREEK CAMP”. Oil on board western scene shows a Native American seated at a campfire next to two tepees in colors of red, gray and black. Some poles are set up with drying lines and three birds fly above. In the background are snow covered mountains and the foreground being grass covered plain. Housed in a good carved and gilt wood frame with linen liner. SIZE: Sight: 17-1/2″ x 23-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97675 (2,000-4,000)

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1138
$345.00

UNSIGNED (American, Mid-20th Century) WESTERN LANDSCAPE WITH COVERED WAGON. Oil on canvas board western scene shows a covered wagon pulled by two horses with driver proceeding in front of large rock monoliths. Unsigned. Housed in a gilt wood frame with linen liner. SIZE: 7″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98299 (1,000-1,500)

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1139
$2,185.00

JOHN NORVAL MARCHAND (American, 1875-1921) WESTERN HUNTER. Oil/gouache western scene shows a cowboy leaning over a ridge shooting at nearby game. His saddled horse stands beside him, all in a western mountain landscape. Signed lower right “J N Marchand 1915″. Housed in its original gesso decorated gilt frame. NOTE: This is being sold to benefit the South Congregational Church, South Amherst, MA. SIZE: Sight: 9″ x 11-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98442 (300-500)

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1140
$201.25

FREDERIC SACKRIDER REMINGTON (American, 1861-1909) “THE PRISONER”. Hand watercolor highlighted lithograph showing a man in blue shirt held by rope in between Indian braves on horseback. Laid on black backing paper and housed in a black molded wood frame. SIZE: 5″ x 9″. CONDITION: Glue bleed through on top corners, otherwise good. 9-73386 (100-200)

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1141
$805.00

SIGNED (American, Mid 20th Century) WESTERN ILLUSTRATION. Oil on canvas illustration shows a woman in red dress cocking a large Winchester yellow boy rifle and following a man carrying another over his shoulder and firing his pistol. A burning arrow has hit one of the covered wagons while others fend off the attackers in the background. Signed lower right “L.P.”. Housed in a carved oak frame. SIZE: 35″ x 24″. CONDITION: Surface dirt, craquelure. Good. 9-98586 (800-1,200)

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1143
$862.50

EMMETT WATSON (American, 20th Century) “PIE EATING CONTEST”. Oil on canvas illustrative art shows four boys in dress clothes eating whole pies in the hands. A sign hangs above “Pie Eating Contest”. Signed lower left. Housed in a modern brown stained frame with white liner. SIZE: 30″ x 21″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Two slits in bottom background, surface dirt. Otherwise very good. 9-97837 (1,500-3,000)

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1144
$747.50

CHESTER K. VAN NORTWICK (American, 1881-1944) SIT STILL!. Oil on canvas illustrative scene shows a boy seated getting a haircut from his grandmother. His dog stands beside and he grimaces under the clipping sheers. Signed lower right. Housed in a modern stained frame with white liner. This artist did illustrative work for several newspapers as well as books and is listed in Discovering America’s Calendar Artist’s. SIZE: 30″ x 23-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: A small slit in background below the chair, craquelure with some surface dirt. Otherwise very good. 9-97838 (1,000-1,500)

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1145
$0.00

PRUETT ALEXANDER CARTER (American, 1891-1955) MAN WITH WOMAN IN ARMS. Oil on canvas illustration shows a man in light colored summer suit, white shirt with red tie and matching hat. Looks toward the young woman in summer blue dress who he carries in his arms. Her left arm is draped across his shoulders and her right arm extends down holding a wide brimmed hat with red ribbon. Signed and dated “Pruett Carter 30″. This probably was used as a cover illustration. During this time, he worked for Woman’s Home Companion and also provided illustrations for McCall’s and Lady’s Home Journal. Housed in a decorative modern frame. SIZE: 39″ x 28”. CONDITION: Relined. Inpainting. Very good. 9-98424 (2,000-4,000)

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1146
$0.00

WILLIAM LEROY JACOBS (American, 1869-1917) “WITH THIS RING, I THEE WED”. Watercolor illustration for Life Magazine, April 1912. The large watercolor shows an interior home setting with a bride and groom and bridesmaid standing in front of the minister while family and friends look on. The groom with surprised expression searches for the ring in his pocket. Signed lower left “Wm L Jacobs”. Housed in a flat oak stained frame with light brown matte. Accompanying the lot is a color reproduction of the two-page spread and front cover of the Life Magazine. William Leroy Jacobs was an American Illustrator, known today for his cityscapes, figurative drawings and paintings. He was associated with the Society of Illustrators, Chicago Society of Artists and exhibited with Art Institute of Chicago during the late 19th/early 20th Centuries. Archival framed with certificate on reverse. SIZE: Sight: 20-1/2″ x 33-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96531 (2,500-4,000)

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1147
$1,437.50

CLARA MILLER BURD (American, Early 20th Century) ON THE SEASHORE. Outstanding unframed illustration watercolor on paper mounted to board scene shows a young mother with her two children on a beach with large umbrella. The woman reads while the two children play in the sand. Signed lower left “CM Burd”. SIZE: 19-1/2″ x 16-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98477 (3,000-5,000)

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1148
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UNSIGNED (19th/20th Century) THE LITTLE RUNAWAY. Oil on canvas illustrative work shows a young boy and his dog that have come upon a boy that is sleeping next to a rock wall. His head rests on his carrying box which appears to contain another animal. The scene is monochromatic in shades on black and white. Housed in its original gesso decorated gold frame. The back stretcher having a Boston Framing label. SIZE: 15″ x 12″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Bottom center and right corner having lifted paint with chipped and missing paint area, in need of restoration 9-97829 (400-600)

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1149
$345.00

WALTER GRANVILLE-SMITH (American, 1870-1938) STONE HOUSE IN WINTER. Oil on canvas board winter scene shows a stone 2-1/2 story house with porch and detached shed. Snow covered ground under bright blue sky. Signed lower left. Housed in a wood frame with liner, which is as is. SIZE: 17-1/2″ x 26″. CONDITION: Some chipping on right corner, surface dirt. Fair to good. 9-98232 (400-600)

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1150
$0.00

ROBERT GEISSMAN (American, 1909-1976) CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE. Watercolor illustration of a tabletop bronze replica of the Liberty Bell set against a Colonial US Flag. Unsigned. Housed in a white frame with white, red and blue mattes. NOTE: Accompanying the watercolor is a letter from Reader’s Digest indicating that the illustration was not used as one of the Reader’s Digest covers but that Robert Geissman was the artist for two other covers, May 1960 and July 1975. SIZE: Sight: 7-1/2″ x 6-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-96197 (300-500)

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1151
$345.00

EVERETT LOUIS VAN MUYDEN (Swiss, 1853-1922) SWORD FIGHT. Oil on board illustrative scene shows two men in a sword fight. There are a number of military soldiers watching the fight with a landscape background. The scene probably depicting a European group. Signed lower right “E Van Muyden”. Housed in a carved wood replacement frame. SIZE: 17-1/2″ x 10-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good, some frame edge scuffs. 9-97855 (300-500)

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1152
$690.00

CHARLES DANA (American, Late 19th Century) THE BEDOUIN ENCAMPMENT. Oil on canvas Algerian scene shows a family gathered around their tent. Two women are seen next to a campfire and a man is seated next to a woman nursing a baby. All are wearing traditional dress and the tent is set on a sandy area surrounded by palm trees. Signed lower right “Ch Dana Algeria 1897″. Housed in a modern carved and gilt frame with linen liner. SIZE: 16″ x 20”. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Discolored varnish, very good. 9-97831 (1,000-2,000)

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1153
$2,012.50

MAXIME NOIRE (FRENCH, 1861-1927) MIDDLE EASTERN SETTLEMENT. Oil on canvas panoramic view overlooking a settlement comprising of Adobe buildings with a central area having a walled grove of palm trees. Signed lower left “Noire”. Housed in a carved wood decorated frame bearing a Charles Harris original frame label. SIZE: 16″ x 36″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very dirty and in need of cleaning, otherwise very good. 9-97842 (1,000-2,000)

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1154
$13,225.00

THOMAS HEWES HINCKLEY (American, 1813-1896) AFTER THE HUNT. Outstanding large oil on canvas landscape with two brown and white hunting dogs resting beside recently shot game birds. A rifle rests on a small tree limb beside a game bag. One dog is laying down, the other looks left at possibly the hunter who approaches. The landscape shows a shoreline with grasses and rock cliffs capped with trees. Signed lower left “T H Hinckley 1849″. Housed in a gold gesso decorated frame with liner. NOTE: An outstanding example of this artist’s work. The details show a masterful hand particularly in the handling of the dogs. SIZE: 25-1/4″ x 30-1/4”. PROVENANCE: Prominent New Jersey home. CONDITION: Relined on new stretcher with turnbuckle devices, some inpainting. Very good. 9-98280 (10,000-20,000)

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1155
$17,250.00

HENRY JOHN BODDINGTON (English, 1811-1865) A SUMMER’S REST. Outstanding oil on canvas summer landscape shows a shepherd with young girl and dog seated next to a large fallen tree. 11 sheep are laying and standing around the tree in a grass covered area surrounded by ferns and wildflowers. Beyond them is a huge old tree with forest beyond. The right side having a lower meadow with flock of sheep and fence leading to river with banks having large trees. Across the river is seen more fields leading to low hills. This scene is presented under a detailed blue and wispy cloud sky. Signed bottom right “H.J. Boddington 1843″. Housed in what appears to be its original double frame liner with artist plaque. An outstanding example of this British artist’s work. SIZE: 24″ x 36”. CONDITION: Relined with minor touch up. 9-98279 (12,000-18,000)

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1156
$189,750.00

SIR JOHN HOPPNER R.A. (British, 1758-1810) “PORTRAIT OF LADY CHARLOTTE PERCY, COUNTESS OF ASHBURNHAM”. Large oil on canvas portrait of an elegant young woman seated in front of an outlooking alcove with landscape view. A large red drape hangs on the right and she holds a sheer lace shawl which is wrapped around her and rests in her lap. In 1795 Lady Charlotte Percy was second wife to George Ashburnham, 3rd Earl of Ashburnham and daughter of the First Earl of Beverly. They had 13 children together. Housed in a period carved wood and gilt frame with gilt artist and sitter plaque. Two labels from Newhouse Galleries, New York are attached to back to the cardboard backing with title and artist and inventory number #15404. His portrait is described in “Dames of High Degree” by Thomson Willing as “Her portrait by Hoppner, done in his best period, was painted in 1794, and has become one of this painter’s most famous works. It was engraved by Charles Wilkin and was issued in the series of plates entitled, ” A Select Series of Ladies of Rank and Fashion.” The painter had the reputation of investing his sitters with an ideal grace and beauty without losing likeness or character. He had a plausible brush, yet his art was not akin to the emasculated style of thirty years later. In none of his subjects were elements of his style so marked as in Lady Charlotte. In her was graciousness allied with high-bred dignity;and this was the most marked characteristic of his manner”. SIZE: 50-1/4″ x 40″. PROVENANCE: Newhouse Galleries, New York (photographed on page #354, May 1954 Antiques Magazine and page #6, January 1957 Antiques Magazine); a prominent New Jersey home. CONDITION: Relined on new stretcher (stretcher marked “Produce of England”, minor inpainting, light craquelure. Very good. 9-98283 (15,000-20,000)

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1157
$0.00
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: We have been told by a source that Major Robert McGregor was a direct descendent (great grandson) of Rob Roy.

SIR HENRY RAEBURN R.A. (British, 1756-1823) PORTRAIT OF “MAJOR ROBERT MCGREGOR”. Oil on canvas three quarter portrait of a military officer dressed in red waist coat with black lapels, white shirt and pants. A sword scabbard is attached to his belt and his gloved hand holds his black hat and sword while his other hand is held at waist. Green to brown background. Housed in a large gilt molded wood antique frame. Two Newhouse Gallery labels affixed to cardboard back with title, artist, etc. Appears to be unsigned. Paper on the reverse states “Major Robert McGregor in the Honorable East India Co. service was Secretary and Persian Interpreter in the field, fell at the Battle of Deli, 11 September, 1803. In uniform, holding his sword and hat in his hand. The owner of this picture was a descendant of the person represents, and the picture has never been out of the family. Raeburn received 200 pounds for painting it, and was a friend who used to visit the family at Portobello, where McGregor lived. The picture came from Norman McGregor, who until recently was living at Taunton. Probably the portrait was not known to Sir Walter Armstrong when he made his book on Raeburn as it has never been out of the possession of the family”. NOTE: Listed and illustrated in James Grieg’s Book on Raeburn confirming this painting to be by Sir Henry Raeburn. Our research indicates that a painting of this name was sold at Christies, London in 1907. Raeburn is most known for his portraits and the most recognized for “The Skating Minister”. SIZE: 49-1/2″ x 39-1/2″ . PROVENANCE: Newhouse Galleries, New York; Prominent New Jersey home. CONDITION: Relined, some inpainting. Very good. 9-98282 (18,000-25,000)

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1158
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JAN WEENIX II (Dutch, 1640-1719) HUNTER WITH DOG AND HIS GAME. Extremely large oil on canvas scene shows a young man bearing a musket and wearing a red coat over his brown suit. A large brimmed black hat sits atop his blond hair and looks proudly over his recently shot collection of game. A variety of birds are piled on a rocky bluff under blue and pink cloud sky. His dog stands beside him. Signed lightly lower left “J. Weenix”. There is a round stamp on reverse of stretcher which partially reads “Luzern P-V Schwe_ _ _ ollamt”. Housed in a magnificent antique gesso decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 47″ x 67-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Prominent New Jersey home. CONDITION: Relined with layers of restoration, very good with a couple of small patches to reserve of the canvas. 9-98281 (35,000-50,000)

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1159
$18,400.00

KAREL FRANS PHILIPPEAU (Netherlands, 1825-1897) TROUBADOUR SERENADING A GATHERING AT A ROMAN MANOR HOUSE. Outstanding large oil on wood panel scene shows a man with small guitar standing atop rock and singing in front of a gathered group of men, women and children. 13 people are seated and standing attentive to his performance. The background is a fancy white manor house having a curving wall at lakeside with mountain peaks in background under blue and white cloud sky. Outstanding detail in this colorful and pleasing subject matter. Signed lower right “Philippeau 1866”. Housed in an outstanding black and gilt wood frame having a brand “M. GRIEVE CO. HAND CARVED NEW YORK & LONDON”. SIZE: 23-1/2″ x 35-1/2″. CONDITION: The large wood panel has a wood slatted cradle back. Very good, minor inpainting. 9-98284 (8,000-12,000)

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1160
$11,500.00

EMILE FRANCOIS MICHEL (French, 1818-1909) READING IN THE PARK OVERLOOKING MONACO. Outstanding large oil on canvas Mediterranean coastline scene shows a young woman seated reading a book under one of several large trees in a park like setting. Beyond her is the blue Mediterranean dotted with several sails and a point of land with the walled principality of Monaco with stucco houses having red roofs. Beyond is a low mountain coastline with snow covered mountain range in distance. All under a blue sky. Signed lower right “Em. Michel 1899″. Michel is well represented in European museums and wrote extensively on art including a book on the life and works of Rembrandt. He was elected a member of the Institute of France (Academie des Beaux-Arts; #2, Section VI-Unattached members) in 1892. Michel is known for his large panoramic views of which this is a wonderful example. Housed in its original fancy gilt gesso decorated frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 43-1/2″ x 59-1/4”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98231 (10,000-20,000)

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1161
$6,900.00

JEAN LOUIS ERNEST MEISSONIER (French, 1815-1891) THE BUSINESS TRANSACTION. Oil on wood panel interior scene shows a man seated in refined outfit reading a document beside a table with another man holding a pipe. Another man is opposite standing with military outfit including sword, leggings, spurs, etc. Signed lower left in the rung of the chair “E Meissonier”. Housed in what may be its original magnificent gilt gesso decorated frame with double wide liners. SIZE: 17-1/2″ x 13″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98561 (14,000-18,000)

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1162
$46,575.00

JEAN DUFY (American, 1888-1964) “LA SEINE”. Oil on canvas Paris scene shows a birdseye view overlooking the river with tugboats, bridges, buildings and bridge track. Signed lower right. Housed in a fine partial gilt French frame with linen and white liner. The back having a “Schoneman Galleries, Inc. New York, New York” label with artist and title. SIZE: 20″ x 26″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98439 (25,000-35,000)

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1163
$0.00

HENRI MANGUIN (French, 1874-1949) FLOWERS & APPLES. Oil on canvas still life scene shows a blue bulbous vase with colorful flower arrangement next to a plate of five apples. Signed lower left “Manguin”. Housed in a silver gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 21-3/4″ x 25-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98426 (20,000-30,000)

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1163A
$5,175.00

JULES DUPRE (French, 1811-1889) “VOILOERS PRES DE CAYEUX”. Oil on canvas marine scene shows a fishing schooner in choppy green sea with white wave caps. Three other sails are seen all under a blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower left. Housed in a magnificent period gilt frame with gilt liner. LITERATURE: M.M. Aubrun, Jules Dupre 1811-1889 catalog raisonne de l’oeuvre peint, dessine et grave, illustrated no. 502. SIZE: 23-1/2: x 28-1/4″. CONDITION: Inpainting, very good. 9-96681 (6,000-9,000)

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1164
$3,450.00

GIOVANNI BATTISTA FILOSA (ITALIAN, 1850-1935) THE PERFECT SELECTION. Outstanding watercolor interior scene shows three beautifully dressed young women in an elegant room setting. The seated girl in pink dress holds a necklace in her hands while the other two look on. A decorated jewelry casket with lid open stands atop a marble top console table. The background with a tall fancy pier mirror, red walls and the ceiling with a large crystal chandelier. Signed lower right “Giovi Filosa”. Housed in an outstanding period gesso decorated gilt frame with glass. NOTE: A remarkable and colorful detailed watercolor scene, one of the best that we have seen. SIZE: Sight: 28-1/2″ x 21-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent with strong color. 9-97824 (3,000-5,000)

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1165
$345.00

CAMILLO GIOJA BARBERO (Italian, 20th Century) THE WATER GIRL. Fine watercolor shows a young woman dressed in country Italian outfit near a well with large brass handled water carrier. Three chickens are at her feet and she looks down at them. A landscape mountain background with buildings nestled in the valley. Signed lower right “Camillo Gioja-Roma”. Housed in a fine wide gesso decorated frame which has been repainted. SIZE: Sight: 20-1/2″ x 13-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Foxing with some browning to top and right edge, otherwise very good. 9-97825 (1,000-1,500)

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1166
$3,450.00

MARIA MARTINETTI (Italian, 1864- ) PEASANT WITH PIPE. Large fine watercolor portrait of a man with beard and tattered clothes standing against a stucco wall holding a pipe in one hand, a stick in the other. He holds his tattered blue jacket under his arm. Signed lower right “Maria Martinetti Roma”. Housed in its original gilt wood frame. SIZE: SIGHT SIZE: 29-1/2″ x 21-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98378 (1,000-2,000)

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1167
$3,450.00

DAVID DAVIDOVICH BURLIUK (Russian/American, 1882-1967) HARBOR ROW. Unframed oil on board harbor scene shows a captain and a lady in a rowboat with boats and buildings beyond. Signed on the larger boat “Burliuk”. SIZE: 14-1/4″ x 21″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98147 (4,000-6,000)

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1168
$1,955.00

DAVID DAVIDOVICH BURLIUK (American, 1882-1967) “ARIZONA”. Watercolor western scene shows a rock mesa under colorful sky with horses in foreground. Signed and titled “Burliuk Arizona” bottom right. Housed in an old molded wood frame. Back cardboard having an “A.C.A. Gallery New York, New York” label. SIZE: Sight: 10-1/4″ x 14-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98481 (3,000-5,000)

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1169
$0.00

MARTIROS SERGEEVICH SARYAN (Armenian, 1880-1972) COLORFUL STILL LIFE. Watercolor scene shows several types of fruit including bananas, apples and lemon with colorful jug. Signed bottom left in Cyrillic. Housed in a modern burl decorated frame. SIZE: 16″ x 20″. Sight: 15-1/2″ x 19-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection; Young Fine Arts Auction, MA, 1994. CONDITION: Some losses in foreground apple and middle top apple, otherwise very good. 9-98136 (12,000-15,000)

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1170
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ATHANAS IVANOVICH SCHELOUMOFF (Russian, 1892-1983) TROIKA RACING. Two three-horse troikas side by side in winter race with another behind. Several figures watch with snow covered ground and roofs under a three color sky of blue, cream and gray. Signed lower right. Housed in its original gesso decorated frame. SIZE: 24″ x 31-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98151 (8,000-12,000)

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1171
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APPOLINARI MIKHAILOVICH VASNETSOV (Russian, 1856-1933) THE PATH ON THE HILL. Oil on board landscape scene shows a cart path through a field leading to an open fence with what appears to be two figures. Signed center bottom in Cyrillic. Housed in a modern gilt frame. SIZE: 19-1/2″ x 13-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection; antique shop in Moscow in the 1960’s. CONDITION: Minor inpainting, very good. 9-98137 (5,000-7,000)

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1172
$0.00

KONSTANTIN ALEXEIEVITCH KOROVIN (Russian, 1861-1939) BLOSSOMING FLOWERS. Gouache scene of a group of red and magenta blossoming flowers with green leaves and stems. Signed bottom right. Housed in a brass colored metal frame. SIZE: Sight: 13-1/2″ x 10-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection; acquired in Moscow in the 50’s by the parents of the present owner. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98139 (4,000-6,000)

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1173
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BORIS DANILOVICH KOROLEV (Russian, 1884-1963) AVANT GARDE ABSTRACT FIGURE. Mixed media (watercolor, chalk, pencil) abstract of a standing figure using lines and geometric shapes in different colors with black outlines. Housed in a modern chrome style frame with glass and black matte. SIZE: 20″ x 14″. Sight: 18″ x 12-3/4″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection; acquired prior to WWII by the parents of the present owner. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98140 (4,000-6,000)

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1174
$0.00

VASILI VASILIEVICH ROZHDESTVENSKY (Russian, 1884-1963) ABSTRACT FISH AND A BOTTLE. Unframed watercolor abstract still life shows a tall thin bottle next to a fish. The background in geometric patterns. Signed with initials bottom right. SIZE: 13-1/4″ x 11-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection; acquired prior to WWII by the parents of the present owner. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98142 (3,000-5,000)

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1175
$0.00

VLADIMIR TATLIN (Ukranian, 1885-1956) PAIR OF AVANT GARDE COSTUME DESIGNS FOR METERLINK PLAY. Unframed watercolors on colored paper, one showing a woman in gray robe, the other figure with yellow robe. Signed lower right with other Cyrillic writing. SIZE: 11-3/4″ x 8-3/4″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection. CONDITION: Light toning to edges where framed, otherwise very good. 9-98143 (3,000-5,000)

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1176
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ANATOLY ZVEREV (Russian, 1931-1986) KNEELING NUDE. Oil on board scene shows a kneeling nude woman in colors of yellow, black and red. Signed upper right and dated “75”. Housed in a modern decorative frame. SIZE: 27-1/2″ x 15-1/2″. Sight: 27″ x 15″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98150 (3,000-5,000)

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1177
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NINA EVSEEVNA AIZENBERG (Russian, 1902-1974) AVANT GARDE COSTUME SKETCH. Watercolor portrait of a boy with avant garde geometric striped outfit. Initial monogram lower left. Housed in a modern black metal frame. SIZE: Sight: 15-3/4″ x 11-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection CONDITION: Very good. 9-98138 (2,000-4,000)

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1178
$0.00

HELENA NAGAEVSKAYA (1900-1989) ABSTRACT COLOR WHEEL. Unframed gouache on paper color study in the form of a circle with 8 sections. SIZE: 15-1/2″ x 15-3/4″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection; acquired prior to WWII by the parents of the present owner. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98146 (1,500-2,000)

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1179
$920.00

ALEXANDRE BENOIS (Russian, 1870-1960) TWO WORKS (illustrations). Unframed monochromatic watercolors. One showing a man and woman in Colonial attire in outdoor winter path. The other showing a man and woman in interior with the woman leading the man, holding hands and holding a lantern. SIZE: 11″ x 8″; 9-3/4″ x 7-1/4″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection; antique shop in Moscow in the 70’s. CONDITION: Very good, tack holes in corners. 9-98141 (1,000-1,500)

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1180
$920.00

ANTONINA F. SOFRONOVA (Russian, 1892-1966) ORANGE AND BLACK. Unframed watercolor abstract in black and orange. Signed lower right with Cyrillic initials. SIZE: 11″ x 7-1/4″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection; acquired by the parents of the present owner. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98144 (1,000-1,200)

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1181
$1,265.00

ALEXANDER RODCHENKO (Russian, 1891-1956) TWO ABSTRACT WORKS. Unframed watercolors on colored paper in red abstract designs. Signed with initial “P”. SIZE: 11-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection; acquired in the 50’s by the parents of the present owner. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98145 (1,000-1,200)

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1182
$0.00

LEV BRUNI (Russian, 1894-1947) PRINCESS COSTUME DESIGN. Watercolor and gouache costume design shows a standing woman in elegant brown and gold robe. She has a long diamond/pearl earrings and choker. Housed in a modern chrome like frame with white matte. Initial lower left and dated “1923”. SIZE: Sight: 13″ x 8-1/4″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection; Sotheby’s, New York, 2007. CONDITION: Very good with fold in upper right background. 9-98149 (1,000-1,500)

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1183
$230.00

MSTISLAV VALERIANOVICH DOBUZHINSKY (Russian, 1875-1957) STAGE SET. Charcoal on paper shows an interior stage set. Estate stamped on reverse. Housed in a brass colored metal frame with white matte and glass. SIZE: Sight: 7-1/2″ x 9-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Boston, MA collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98148 (500-700)

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1184
$8,050.00

HARRIET WHITNEY FRISHMUTH (American, 1880 – 1980) “THE STAR”. Bronze sculpture modeled in 1918. The top edge of the base marked “Harriet W Frishmuth 1918 Gorham Co. Founders 0 505”. Dark brown to black finish. The bronze depicts a standing nude woman with left arm and hand reaching straight up with head gazing up with other hand and arm to the side. The bottom mounted to a square black marble base. Unknown edition. SIZE: Bronze: 18″ h. Overall: 19″ h. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98292 (6,000-9,000)

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1185
$9,200.00

HARRIET WHITNEY FRISHMUTH (American, 1880 – 1980) “THE VINE”. Side of the bronze base “QBWS Gorham Co. Founders Harriet W Frishmuth 1921″. The bronze depicting a nude woman leaning backwards with one hand outstretched holding a vine laden with grapes and the other hand behind her head. Mounted to a rectangular black marble base. Unknown edition. SIZE: Bronze: 11-1/2″. Overall: 12-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98293 (5,000-8,000)

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1186
$1,150.00

AIME JULES DALOU (French, 1838-1902) SCIENCE AND THE ARTS. Outstanding pair of bronze plaques. One depicting the sciences showing a clothed woman standing on a step in a shell topped alcove with globe, protractor and chemist bottle at her feet. She holds a compass in one hand, the other under chin. The second depicts a semi-nude woman standing in an identical alcove strumming a lyre at her hip and having an artist pallet, and music score at her feet. Signed lower left. These are period bronzes, circa 1900. SIZE: 23-3/4″ x 8″. CONDITION: Uneven patina, otherwise very good. 9-97817 (4,000-8,000)

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1187
$2,530.00

HENRI LOUIS LEVASSEUR (French, 1853-1934) PROTECTION. Bronze sculpture of a nude woman holding in her two arms two sleeping children. She has a shawl hooded on her head and falling down her back and across her leg. She rests and leans on a stump which supports the two children. Signed on edge of base “H. LeVasseur”. Nice green and brown patina. SIZE: 23-1/2″ h x 12″ at widest x 11″ d. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98427 (3,000-5,000)

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1188
$1,437.50

UNSIGNED (European, Circa 1900) GODDESS OF WINE. Modeled as a female seated nude wearing a crown of grape vines, clutching a goblet in her left hand, supporting her resting head. She grasps a cluster of grapes in her extended right hand. Her legs are crossed, left leg against a spilled wine vessel. She is reclining against a leafy knoll on a discarded robe, the whole raised on a socle. SIZE: 15-1/2″ h x 13-1/2″ w overall x 11-1/2″ d overall. CONDITION: Retains original surfaces with fine dark brown patina. Her head is seamed at the neck and is separated along this seam. Otherwise very good overall. 9-98628 (1,500-2,500)

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1189
$1,035.00

TIFFANY STUDIOS BRONZE CANINE PAPERWEIGHT. Early 20th century. Modeled as the bust of a retriever with an incised mark in the center of the base “TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 889”. SIZE: 2-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good overall with verdigris and dark brown patina. 9-98294 (1,200-1,800)

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1190
$86.25

CARL KAUBA (American, 1865-1922) PLAINS INDIAN. Small bronze showing a kneeling Native American brave with bow. Signed “C Kauba”. Mounted to a red marble plinth. SIZE: 3″ h x 4-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (without plinth). CONDITION: Probably had an arrow and a string across the bow which is not present. 9-96009 (100-200)

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1191
$2,300.00

THEODORE BAUR (1835-1894) THE CHARGING BUFFALO. Second half 19th century. Accompanied by an excerpt from a book which indicates the Meriden Britannia Company commissioned Baur to execute this sculpture especially for the Centennial where it received great acceptance and was later exhibited in many other late 19th Century exhibitions. Signed in script “Theo Baur” under the right rear haunch, with no apparent foundry mark, this realistic rendition depicting a buffalo with lowered head, preparing to charge. SIZE: Buffalo measures 10 1/2″ high, 17 3/4″ in length and the plinth measures 3/4″ high, 15″ in length, width 6 1/2″ CONDITION: With original surfaces and fine gold-brown patina, mounted on an original green marble plinth. Very good overall. 9-97128 (3,000-5,000)

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1192
$1,035.00

ADOLFO CIPRIANI (Italian, 1895-1930) ALABASTER BUST OF A YOUNG WOMAN. The female bust depicting a young woman wearing a laurel leaf headpiece, hair styled in a chignon, wearing a gown, signed at the back of the bust in script “A. Cipriani”. Swiveling on a conforming sockle. Sold together with a classical form marble pedestal, having a rotating capital above a fluted column with a stepped base. SIZE: 21-1/2″ h of bust with sockle; 42″ h of pedestal. CONDITION: The bust very good overall with good patina. The pedestal also very good with a fleabite at upper edge of capital. 9-98366 (800-1,200)

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1193
$1,150.00

JAMES WARD (British, 1769-1859) THE SEARCH IS ON. Oil on wood panel scene shows two boys and three dogs searching a warehouse with discarded barrels and wood for the unseen lost critter. Everyone is looking below a large wood tub which may hide the creature. Signed on the side of a wood plank “Jas Ward”. Housed in a fine scallop shell decorated period frame having artist plaque. SIZE: 14″ x 13″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: There is a painted over section 1″ x 3″ just below the blue bag which does not show under blacklight. Otherwise very good. 9-97846 (3,000-5,000)

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1194
$1,667.50

GEORGE ARMFIELD (British, 1808-1893) JUST OUT OF REACH. Oil on canvas interior barn scene shows three dogs barking at a mouse in a mouse cage set on a blue wood barrel. Signed lower right. Housed in its original re-gold painted frame. SIZE: 16″ x 12″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Small loss at bottom of mouse cage, patch to reverse with inpainted L-shaped tear with cracking at center, craquelure. 9-97851 (2,000-3,000)

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1195
$2,070.00

GEORGE ARMFIELD (British, 1808-1893) STICKING TOGETHER. Oil on canvas scene shows a small black dog resting its chin on the back of a white and brown dog with sunlight casting light on the floor in front of the dogs. Signed lower right. Housed in an antique gesso decorated frame. SIZE: 10″ x 12″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Relined, light craquelure, very good. 9-97850 (1,500-2,500)

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1196
$3,162.50

ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER (British 1775-1851) VENICE. Watercolor scene shows the Grand Canal with several boats including gondola and sailboats. The central ship decked with banners from mast. All under a white and blue sky. The canal is lined with detailed buildings and figures. Signed with artist’s monogram, lower right. Housed in a gold frame with lined highlighted white matte and inner gold liner. SIZE: 14″ x 21″. CONDITION: Watercolor is on paper laid down on cardboard. Very good. 9-98298 (4,000-8,000)

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1197
$460.00

ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE BLACKIE STICKS (British, 1843-1938) PAIR OF LAKE LANDSCAPES. Oil on light cardboard round scenes show water surrounded by tall mountains, one showing a figure near low shoreline with castle above. The other with sunset, boats and figure on shore. Both signed with what appears to be conjoined “GB Sticks”. Housed in identical gesso decorated frames with gold mattes and round windows. SIZE: 5-3/4″ dia. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97836 (400-600)

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1198
$0.00

BO HILTON (British, 1961-) TWO WORKS: “IN THE MOMENT” & “ORANGES AND WHITES”. Two oil on board beach scenes with figures, umbrellas and sand. One signed “B. Hilton” and the other “BH”. Housed in identical decorative frame. SIZE: 12″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98500 (800-1,200)

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1199
$575.00

WILLIAM HELFFERICH (European, Late 20th Century) THE BUSY BEACH. Oil on wood panel summer scene shows beach goers on a sandy beach with tidal pool. Colorful blankets are set against a sandy and grass dune. SIZE: 14″ x 22″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98492 (1,000-2,000)

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1200
$1,782.50

NIEK VAN DER PLAS (Netherlands, 1954-) THE DUTCH SAND CASTLE. Oil on wood panel beach scene shows a family building a sand castle and on one end has been stuck the Dutch flag. All under a blue sky with sails on the horizon. Signed lower right. Also branded on reverse with signature. SIZE: 12″ x 15-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98599 (2,000-3,000)

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1201
$2,012.50

NIEK VAN DER PLAS (Netherlands, 1954-) “MIAMI BEACH”. Outstanding oil on panel summer beach scene showing Miami Beach with high rise buildings beyond. There are many beach goers, some under colorful umbrellas and people in the surf. Signed lower right and titled lower left. Also signature brand on reverse. Housed in a decorative gilt modern frame. SIZE: 12″ x 15-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96677 (2,000-3,000)

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1202
$0.00

ISABELLA MCQUAIDE HOOPES (American, 1893-1987) “BY THE SEA”. Unframed oil on canvas beach scene shows four boys, three of which are building a sand castle and the older boy stands in the surf. A sand dune is seen on the right side with a tufts of grass. Signed lower left. Titled and signed on reverse. SIZE: 22″ x 28″. CONDITION: Several chipped areas in sky and edges, otherwise good. 9-97303 (800-1,000)

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1203
$632.50

UNSIGNED (English School, 19th Century) THE FERRY BOAT. Oil on tin scene shows three children in a make-do boat flying British flag. The oldest boy poles the boat while another boy holds an infant. Their dog stands in water looking on while the father sleeps on the shore. Housed in a wood gilt frame. On reverse is a clipping showing the picture from an auction catalog and an old label from a London auction in 1963 is attached on the back. SIZE: 11-3/4″ x 23″. CONDITION: Generally good with some discolored varnish. 9-98234 (600-800)

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1204
$2,300.00

L.K. (Mid 20th Century) CHILDREN PLAYING BY THE SEASIDE. Oil on canvas mounted to board beach seaside scene shows young children in the foreground with a C-shaped beach with beach goers on land and water. Signed lower left “L.K.”. Housed in a good gesso decorated gilt frame with linen and gilt liner. SIZE: 20″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97847 (1,000-2,000)

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1205
$287.50

JOHN WHITACRE ALLEN (British, 19th Century) NINE LANDSCAPE WATERCOLORS. The nine watercolors housed in a single gilt modern frame with cutout matte having nine windows. Each of the watercolors depicting a European scene, most with water, mountains and buildings. Some having figures, lake or coastal scenes. Seven are signed and some dated “1895”. SIZE: Range from 5″ x 6-1/2″ to 6-1/2″ x 9-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97856 (1,000-2,000)

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1206
$0.00

BARBARA VALENTINE (English, 20th Century) STILL LIFE IN AN ALCOVE. Oil on wood panel shows a colorful arrangement of white, pink and red flowers in a bird decorated vase having raspberries and strawberries beside. There are two butterflies and two keys elsewhere in the scene. Signed lower right with conjoined initial monogram “BV”. Housed in a modern gilt frame. SIZE: 8″ x 10″. CONDITION: Very good, warp to panel. 9-98033 (1,000-1,500)

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1207
$575.00

EDWARD BURN (American, 1867-) PORTRAIT OF A RACE HORSE WITH JOCKEY. Oil on canvas mounted to wood panel shows a portrait of a brown thoroughbred with jockey atop. The background scene is the horse farm and stables. Signed lower right “E Burn 1905″. Housed in a modern gilt frame. SIZE: 16″ x 20”. CONDITION: Some restoration with inpainting, good. 9-98510 (1,500-2,000)

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1208
$0.00

EDWIN COOPER (British, 1785-1833) THE RACEHORSE. Watercolor on paper laid on board scene shows a brown racehorse standing in a pasture with two other horses, fence and thatch covered building under a light blue and white sky. Housed in a partial gilt wood frame with light matte. SIZE: 13″ x 19″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96301 (800-1,200)

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1209
$0.00

E. WILBERFORCE (19th Century) SHOEING THE FAMILY HORSE. Oil on canvas interior Blacksmiths’ shop scene shows the Blacksmith shoeing a brown horse while a man, his daughter and infant look on. Three other figures are seen in the shop along with a dog. Signed lower right “E. Wilberforce”. Housed in a modern oak frame with gilt edge. SIZE: 22″ x 30-1/2″. CONDITION: Some inpainting, good.A 9-98585 (1,500-2,500)

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1210
$0.00

ANDERS LEONARD ZORN (Swedish, 1860-1920) “SELF PORTRAIT”. H. & H. 164. Housed in an ivory matte, hinge mounted, pencil signed showing a half portrait of the artist with fur coat and black hat. SIZE: Total 14-1/2″ x 10-1/2″. Image 7″ x 4-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98611 (1,500-1,800)

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1211
$0.00

ANDERS LEONARD ZORN (Swedish, 1860-1920) “GOPSMOR COTTAGE”. Ref. H & H 210, 3rd state, pencil signed bottom right, dated in the plate “1917”. The etching showing a number of people dancing in an interior. Hinge-mounted in an ivory matte. SIZE: Total 18-1/2″ x 14″. Image 11-1/4″ x 7-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good, two tape marks and small repaired tear to upper margin. 9-98613 (1,200-1,800)

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1212
$0.00

ANDERS LEONARD ZORN (Swedish, 1860-1920) “QUEEN SOPHIA”. Second estate etching showing an older woman seated in a white dress in an interior. Pencil signed and signed in the plate “ZORN 1907″. Ref. H & H 144. Hinge-mounted in an ivory matte. SIZE: Total 15-3/4″ x 12″. Image 9-1/2″ x 7”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98612 (1,200-1,800)

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1213
$0.00

MARVEL WYNN (American, 1915-2002) “THE ACOLYTE”. Acrylic on canvas portrait of a young girl (Robin) in white church robe with red collar and sleeve against a gold background with multicolored cross. Signed lower right “Marvel Wynn”. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Titled and signed on reverse and dated “1986”. The back having an attached Gleason Fine Art Boothbay Harbor, Maine label. Marvel Wynn began seriously studying art at the Margaret Morrison School at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) in Pittsburgh. She later studied at the Cleveland Art Institute. SIZE: 36″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-96083 (2,000-4,000)

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1214
$2,875.00

WILLIAM MASON BROWN (American, 1828-1898) PEACHES. Oil on canvas still life scene shows four peaches nestled in a cradle of grass. Signed very lightly lower right. Housed in a period gold vine decorated frame with gold liner having a gilt artist plaque. SIZE: 12″ x 10″. CONDITION: Relined, minor inpainting. Very good. 9-96407 (2,000-3,000)

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1215
$2,587.50

NELL BLAIR WALDON BLAINE (American, 1922-1996) POTTED ROSES. Unframed oil on masonite scene shows a terracotta flower pot with small rose bush having colorful roses placed on a round table with deep blue printed tablecloth. All against a mottled gray background. Signed lower right “N. Blaine”. SIZE: 20″ x 14″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98499 (4,000-6,000)

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1216
$10,350.00

HENRY LAWRENCE FAULKNER (American, 1924-1981) “SICILIAN FLOWERS”. Oil on masonite colorful still life scene shows a large bouquet of colorful flowers set in a blue and white vase placed on a ladderback chair against a white background. Signed upper left “Faulkner”. Also titled, signed and dated “68” on reverse. Housed in a quartered oak antique frame. SIZE: 32″ x 25″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98191 (3,000-5,000)

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1218
$2,185.00

REYNOLDS BEAL (American, 1866-1951) SPARKS CIRCUS, 1929″. Mixed media circus scene shows a round outdoor ring with circus performers including elephant trainer, horse acrobats, lion tamer and others. The background are the giant midway posters and tents flying American flag. Housed in a fabulous modern double frame with glass by Guido Frame Studios. SIZE: Sight: 14-1/2″ x 18-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98589 (2,000-3,000)

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1219
$2,070.00

REYNOLDS BEAL (American, 1866-1951) BOZO THE WILD MAN. Mixed media circus scene shows a pitch man touting the Amazing Bozo! Several people are walking by in foreground and two women on elephant are beside the big top. Signed lower left “Reynolds Beal 1936″. Housed in a modern gilt frame with double matte. SIZE: Sight Size: 14-1/2″ x 18”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98133 (1,400-1,800)

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1220
$2,070.00

REYNOLDS BEAL (American, 1866-1951) SNAKE WOMAN OF THE GORMAN BROS. CIRCUS. Mixed media circus scene shows several performers outside the big top, one is an elephant trainer, another is a woman with a large python and there are two acrobats. Signed and inscribed bottom left “Reynolds Beal, Groman Bros. Circus 1936″. Housed in a modern gilt frame with two mattes. SIZE: Sight: 14-1/2″ x 18”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98132 (1,400-1,800)

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1221
$0.00

LUIGI KASIMIR (American, 1881-1962) “NEW YORK-FOG AND MIST”. Circa 1936, K-517. Colored image shows the New York skyline from across the river. Pencil signed bottom middle. Hinge-mounted in an ivory matte. SIZE: Total 14-1/2″ x 16-3/4″. Image 12″ x 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Slight toning at edges. Very good. 9-98618 (1,500-2,000)

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1222
$0.00

LUIGI KASIMIR (American, 1881-1962) “NEW YORK, 500 FIFTH AVENUE”. Colored image shows a section of Fifth Avenue with buildings, cars and pedestrians. Signed middle bottom. Hinge-mounted in an ivory matte. SIZE: Total 21-1/2″ x 15-3/4. Image 17″ x 11-3/4″. CONDITION: Slight toning at edge, very good. 9-98619 (1,500-2,000)

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1223
$0.00

LUIGI KASIMIR (American, 1881-1962) “FULTON MARKET, NEW YORK”. Colored image shows docks with boats and fish sellers with New York skyline in the background. Pencil signed bottom middle. Hinge-mounted in an ivory matte. SIZE: Total 23″ x 17-1/2″. Image 16-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98620 (1,500-2,000)

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1224
$460.00

CHARLES C. GRUPPE (American, 1928-) “HARBOR VIEW”. Acrylic scene shows a two mast schooner heading left to right in harbor view with dock, buildings and boats. Signed lower left. Housed in a modern gilt frame with white matte. SIZE: Sight: 21″ x 28″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98225 (500-1,000)

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1225
$460.00

CHARLES C. GRUPPE (American, 1928-) “COASTAL LIGHT”. Acrylic coastal scene shows a large white lighthouse with sail off point of land. Signed bottom right. Housed in a modern gilt frame with white matte. SIZE: Sight: 27-1/2″ x 20-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98224 (500-1,000)

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1226
$345.00

CHARLES C. GRUPPE (American, 1928-) “REFLECTIONS”. Acrylic scene shows a small harbor view with green and red hulled schooner and other sailboats all reflected in a calm water. Signed lower right. Housed in a modern gilt frame with white matte. SIZE: Sight: 21″ x 28″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98223 (500-1,000)

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1227
$0.00

JOYCE WILLIAMS (American, 20th Century) “THE BOWSPRIT”. Fine watercolor scene shows a view from the water looking up at a dock with lashed bowsprit. A seagull flies above. Signed lower right. Housed in a gold and brown wood frame with double matte. SIZE: Sight: 21-1/4″ x 29″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94747 (500-1,000)

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1228
$230.00

JOYCE WILLIAMS (American, 20th Century) TWO WORKS: “THE BLUE BUOYS” & “WILDFLOWERS”. Both watercolors are housed in partial gilt wood frames with double mattes. One shows blue and white buoys stacked with two handled buckets and packing crates alongside a wood slat wall. Signed lower left. The other showing white wildflowers amongst green ground cover. Signed lower right. SIZE: 1) 21-1/4″ x 29″ & 19″ x 29″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94722, 9-94767 (600-900)

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1229
$805.00

WAYNE BEAM MORRELL (American, 1923-) MARSH RIVER BIRDS. Oil on masonite morning scene shows a marsh area with colorful foliage having a winding stream with pond lilies and ducks. All under a bright colorful morning sky. Signed lower right. Housed in a fancy gold frame with linen liner. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-96433 (1,000-1,500)

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1230
$460.00

WAYNE BEAM MORRELL (American, 1923-) “SPRING POND”. Oil on masonite colorful landscape shows a fisherman in a boat at edge of pond lined with colorful trees under blue and white cloud sky reflected in the foreground water. Signed lower right and dated “1958”. Housed in a gilt carved wood frame with white liner. A fine early work by this Rockport artist. SIZE: 15″ x 19-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98135 (500-800)

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1231
$0.00

BERNARD COREY (American, 1914-2000) CONNECTICUT HILLS. Oil on unmounted canvas scene shows low hills with early fall colors having a pasture in foreground. Unsigned front but having Estate certification on reverse. Housed in a good gilt frame with double matte. SIZE: Sight: 9″ x 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98229 (800-1,200)

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1232
$0.00

BERNARD COREY (American, 1914-2000) SUMMER AFTERNOON IN CONNECTICUT. Oil on unmounted canvas landscape scene shows cultivated fields separated by rock walls and trees under blue and white cloud sky. Unsigned but having Estate certificate on reverse. Housed in a nice gilt modern frame with double matte. SIZE: Sight: 9-3/4″ x 15-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98228 (800-1,200)

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1233
$1,380.00

RICHARD KAPRAL (American, 1931-) THROUGH THE TREES. Oil on canvas scene shows a white house through undulating trees in light colors. Signed bottom right “R. Kapral”. Housed in a magnificent antique gilt frame with linen liner. SIZE: 22″ X 26″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98222 (1,500-2,500)

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1234
$1,667.50

TOD LINDENMUTH (American, 1885-1976) LANDSCAPE WITH TREES AND BARN. Oil on canvas board scene shows two tall maples towering over a fenced barnyard. Signed lower left. Housed in a fine carved wood and gilt modern frame. SIZE: 18″ x 14″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98313 (1,200-1,800)

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1235
$0.00

HARRY HOFFMAN (American, 1871-1964) RIVER LANDSCAPE. Oil on masonite shows a man-made dam with waterfall in summer landscape. Trees flank the waterfall with a hill beyond. Signed lower right “Hoffman”. Estate stamped on reverse “#403″. Housed in a gilt carved wood replacement frame. SIZE: 12″ x 16”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98417 (1,200-1,800)

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1236
$575.00

WILLIAM AUERBACH LEVY (American, 1889-1964) A GLIMPSE OF SPRING. Oil on canvas interior scene shows a figure beside a large window looking out to inner city trees with spring foliage. Unsigned but Estate stamped on reverse “From the Studio of William Auerbach Levy” and signed by a representative. Housed in a modern gilt wood frame. Numbered on reverse “WAL 290″. SIZE: 30″ x 25”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98515 (1,000-1,500)

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1237
$0.00

THOMAS BARTHOLOMEW BAILEY GRIFFIN (American, 1858-1918) RIVER CASCADES. Oil on canvas landscape scene shows a cascading river at bottom of hills under gray cloud sky. Signed lower right “T.B. Griffin”. Possibly Delaware River. Housed in what appears to be its original frame liner. SIZE: 16″ x 24″. CONDITION: Unrestored with surface dirt and two small punctures. 9-98233 (1,000-2,000)

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1238
$0.00

FREDERICK LESTER SEXTON (American, 1889-1975) SUMMER LANDSCAPE. Oil on canvas board shows blue hills with green valley having barn and rock strewn hillside. Signed lower left “Sexton”. Housed in a modern carved and gilt wood frame with gilt wood artist plaque. SIZE: 12″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98312 (500-700)

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1239
$632.50

FREDERICK LESTER SEXTON (American, 1889-1975) BARNS. Oil on canvas board fall landscape scene shows a small hillside with three connected barns under colorful trees and blue sky. Signed lower right “Sexton”. Housed in a gilt carved wood frame with gilt liner having gilt wood artist plaque. SIZE: 8″ x 10″. CONDITION: Minor touch-up. Very good. 9-98311 (500-700)

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1240
$345.00

SIGNED (Mid 20th Century) SUNRISE. Oil on fiberboard sunrise landscape scene shows water in the foreground flanked by large trees with opening at center with bright sunshine and deep blue sky. Signed lower right illegibly. Housed in a gilt wood frame. SIZE: 24-1/4″ x 27″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98487 (600-800)

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1241
$575.00

ATTRIBUTED TO LOUIS REMY MIGNOT (AMERICAN, 1831-1870) RIVER SUNSET. Oil on canvas landscape shows a river with grass-covered banks and trees under a sunset sky with colorful clouds. Unsigned. Housed in a period gesso-decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 5-1/2″ x 8″. CONDITION: Relined with inpainting, otherwise good. 9-96406 (500-1,000)

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1242
$460.00

GRACE GENOI PETTIT (American, 1894-1982) “NOVEMBER CHILL”. Oil on board exterior scene shows a brown horse against a snow covered hillside with tree trunk. Titled and signed on reverse. Also having a Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 131st Annual Exhibition tag with title and artist. Housed is what appears to be its original gray and white painted frame. SIZE: 19-1/2″ x 24″. CONDITION: Some chipping to left side, inpainting, good. 9-96313 (500-1,000)

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1244
$3,162.50

ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (American, 1892-1972) LATE FALL LANDSCAPE. Oil on board scene shows a field with barren trees under blue and white cloud sky. The field shows evidence of cultivation and is signed bottom right. Housed in a fine gesso decorated gilt frame with artist gilt wood plaque. SIZE: 12″ x 12-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98316 (3,000-5,000)

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1245
$632.50

WILLIAM JACHWAK (American, 1954-) “FALL ON CAFFERTY RD, BUCK, CO. PA.”. Oil on canvas fall scene shows a connected Colonial building with picket fence with colorful maple tree. Signed lower right “W Jachwak”. Titled on reverse of stretcher. Housed in a old gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 16″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97322 (400-600)

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1246
$1,150.00

GALEN JOSEPH PERRETT (American, 1875-1949) “BREAKING ROLLER”. Oil on wood panel coastal scene shows a large single wave breaking towards coastal rock ledge. The wave is seen in shades of blue, green and white under a nice colorful sky of light blue, white and lavender. Signed lower left. Housed in what appears to be its original carved gilt double frame with glass front. Old label on reverse with title, artist and location-Rockport, Mass. SIZE: 8″ x 10″. CONDITION: Minor touch-up. Very good. 9-98418 (800-1,200)

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1247
$805.00

GEORGE W. PICKNELL (American, 1864-1943) CAPE ANN SHORELINE. Oil on wood panel shows a calm ocean with coastal rocks under blue and white cloud sky. Signed bottom right “G W Picknell”. Housed in a silver painted wood frame. SIZE: 12″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98495 (600-800)

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1248
$460.00

CALTHEA CAMPBELL VIVIAN (American, 1857-1943) SAILBOATS. Oil on board harbor scene shows several small single mast sailboats with buildings in the background. Signed lower right. Housed in a period gilt gesso decorated frame. SIZE: 13-1/4″ x 15-1/2″. CONDITION: Some consolidation to paint, otherwise good. 9-97296 (800-1,000)

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1249
$345.00

JONATHAN HOTZ (American, 20th/21st Century) CAPE ANN HARBOR. Oil on canvas laid on board scene shows a narrow waterway with docks, fishing boats and buildings. Signed lower left. Housed in a partial gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 10″ x 12″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98107 (600-900)

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1250
$1,840.00

WILLIAM B. HAZELTON (American, 1879-1954) REFLECTIONS. Oil on board harbor scene shows a fishing schooner with smaller boat tethered beside all reflected in the water. Hazelton worked with Breckenridge which is evident in the bright dashed palette of this piece. Housed in a small silver gilt frame. Unsigned front, but having “Hazelton” on the the back. SIZE: 12″ x 10″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98483 (800-1,000)

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1251
$402.50

HENRY MARTIN GASSER (American, 1909-1981) HARBOR SCENE. Watercolor harbor scene shows a wooden dock with buildings and dry dock boat. Background shows a far shore with buildings, dock and hills. Signed lower right “H Gasser”. Housed in a fine gilt wood frame with white matte and inner gilt edge. SIZE: Sight: 13″ x 20-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97739 (600-800)

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1252
$690.00

FRED W. WEBER (American 1890- ) DEMONSTRATION HARBOR VIEW. Oil on canvas harbor scene shows a fishing trawler next to red wharf building with lighthouse at end of harbor under colorful sky. Signed lower left “F.W. Weber 11.21.57”. House in its original partial gilt wood frame. Inscribed on reverse of stretcher “This was a demonstration painting by Mr. Fred Weber F. Weber Co. Phila”. SIZE: 20″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98200 (500-800)

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1253
$1,150.00

GERALD VIVIAN DAVIS (American, 1899-1987) “PEONIES WITH UKULELE”. Large oil on canvas flower still life setting with several vases of colorful flowers. Central vase having large pink, red and white peonies. A ukulele is resting next to the vases on a tabletop. Curtain background with glimpses of the room interior. Signed lower right and dated “77”. Also titled and signed on back. Housed in a simple gold painted frame. SIZE: 42″ x 54″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98422 (800-1,200)

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1254
$0.00

BEVERLY HALLAM (American, 1923-) “SUMMER BOUQUET”. Mixed media including polyvinyl collage shows a vase with flowers against a sunlit background. Signed lower left and having an old auction tag on reverse. Housed in a wood frame with linen and gilt liner. SIZE: 9″ x 12″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98470 (800-1,200)

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1255
$0.00

ELSIE RUBIN (American, Mid-20th Century) “EVENING OBJECTS”. Oil on canvas still life scene shows various colorful items on a tabletop including coffee pot, bottle and more. Unsigned front, but signed on reverse of stretcher and titled. Housed in a simple wood frame. SIZE: 14″ x 20″. CONDITION: Uneven varnish layer. Fair to good. 9-98218 (1,000-1,500)

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1256
$575.00

ROBERT STREET (AMERICAN, 1796 – 1865) GREEN GRAPES AND BIRD. Unframed oil on canvas shows a bunch of green grapes on a fallen vine with a colorful bird perched on branch end. Seen in a naturalistic setting with blue sky above. Signed lower left “R. STREET, 1829”. Also signed on reverse, “Robert Street, PINX”. SIZE: 15″ x 19″. CONDITION: Fine craquelure. Some inpainting. Good. 9-97142 (1,500-2,500)

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1257
$805.00

THREE SMALL GILT FRAMES. 1) Antique gilt frame with scroll foliate design having inside gilt liner and front glass. 2) Fancy gesso decorated antique frame with gilt liner and glass. 3) French style frame. SIZE: 1) Inside 7″ x 5-1/2″. Overall 16-1/4″ x 14-3/4″. 2) Inside 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Overall 15-1/2″ x 13-1/2″. 3) Inside 21″ x 17″. Overall 26″ x 21-1/2″. CONDITION: 1) Some minor losses, good. 2) Minor edge gesso loss, good. 3) Some gesso losses. 8-87632 (100-200)

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1258
$575.00

THREE GILT FRAMES. 1) Modern gesso decorated with flowers and gilt liner. 2) Antique gesso decorated gilt frame. 3) Fine reproduction gilt fancy frame with linen liner. SIZE: 1) Inside 38″ x 31-1/4″. Overall 46-14″ x 40-1/4″. 2) Inside 26-1/2″ x 32-3/4″. Overall 33-1/4″ x 39-1/2″. 3) Inside 26″ x 32-1/2″. Overall 41-1/2″ x 34-1/2″. CONDITION: 1) One corner has 5″ x 1/2″ area of gesso missing. 2) 2″ x 1/2″ loss of gesso and a small other chip. 3) A few losses to gilt layer. Otherwise very good. 8-87631 (100-200)

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1259
$8,625.00

PAUL CADMUS (American, 1904-) “TWO BOYS ON A BEACH NO. 2”. 1939, J. & M. 86 Edition 151, for the Print Club of Albany, NY. The etching showing two young men at edge of water. Pencil signed bottom right. Hinge-mounted in an ivory matte. SIZE: Total 9-1/2″ x 12-1/2″. Image 6-1/4″ x 9″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98615 (9,000-12,000)

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1260
$2,875.00

JAMES ABBOTT MCNIEL WHISTLER (American, 1834-1903) “VITRE-THE CANAL”. Lithograph shows an overview of a city with foreground canal. Pencil signed with butterfly mark bottom center. Annotated on verso in pencil by the artist “No. 47”. On laid paper with “Pro Patria” watermark. References: W. 39: L.65. Housed in a modern gilt frame with wide linen matte. SIZE: Sight: 12″ x 7-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97503 (1,000-2,000)

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1261
$1,840.00

THOMAS HART BENTON (AMERICAN, 1889-1975) “NIGHT FIRING”. Lithograph scene shows a man stoking a fire at night in a small building. Pencil signed lower right from an edition of 250. Ref. F-57. Hinge-mounted in an ivory matte. SIZE: Total 10-1/2″ x 15″. Image 8-3/4″ x 13-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98617 (2,500-3,500)

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1262
$920.00

THOMAS HART BENTON (American, 1889-1975) “AARON”. Lithograph from an edition of 250, circulated by the Associated American Artists of New York City. REFERENCE: The Lithographs of Thomas Hart Benton by Fath, page 104, No. 42. Housed in a black frame with white and black mattes. Pencil signed lower right. SIZE: Sight: 13-1/4″ x 10″. CONDITION: Very good, not glued down, not examined out of the frame. 9-95954 (1,500-2,500)

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1263
$862.50

FRANK WESTON BENSON (American, 1862-1951) “TWO BLACK DUCKS”. Etching shows two ducks coming in to land in a marshy area. Pencil signed lower left. From an edition of 150, 1930, P. 295. Hinge-mounted in an ivory matte. SIZE: Total 17-1/4″ x 14-1/2″. Image 14-3/4″ x 11-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98616 (1,200-1,500)

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1264
$0.00

ALFRED HERBER HUTTY (American, 1877-1954) “THE PATRIARCH” (MIDDLETON GARDENS). Framed etching shows a large tree with dripping moss. Pencil signed lower right. Housed in a gold and black frame with wide white matte. A scene in Middleton Gardens, Charleston, South Carolina. SIZE: Sight: 10″ x 11-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97588 (2,000-3,000)

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1265
$0.00

RAPHAEL SOYER (American, 1899-1987) “CASTING OFFICE”. Cole 65, 1945, Edition of 250. Image shows two women seated on a sofa waiting for their turn. Pencil titled and signed under image. Hinge-mounted in an ivory matte. SIZE: Total 12″ x 16″. Image 9-3/4″ x 12-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98614 (1,200-1,500)

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1266
$862.50

DON FREEMAN (American, 1908-1978) “SPARRING PARTNERS AT GYM IN NYC”. Oil on canvas scene shows two men flexing their muscles facing each other. One is in flesh tones and the other in white tones, against a greenish background. Signed lower right “D.F.”. Housed in a modern gilt wood frame. SIZE: 30″ x 22″. CONDITION: Small puncture at center bottom, otherwise very good. 9-96079 (1,500-2,500)

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1267
$265.50

SIGNED (American, Late 20th Century) FIFTH AVENUE. Watercolor New York city scene shows Fifth Avenue with vehicles, six American flags hang at sides of buildings. Signed in pencil lower left “William Zorach”. We do not guarantee the signature. Housed in an old carved wood frame bearing a label of The House of Heydenryk, New York City. SIZE: Sight: 12-3/4″ x 9″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98502 (500-1,200)

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1268
$460.00

ATTRIBUTED TO ELIZABETH VILA TAYLOR WATSON (American, 1863-1949) PORTRAIT OF A BOSTON SOCIALITE. Oil on canvas half portrait of a young woman wearing a lavender off the shoulder dress. Unsigned but having a Meade, Dodge & Company label written “Miss E V Taylor No. 13 Harcourt Bldg Boston”. Housed in its original gold frame. A nice Boston School portrait. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. CONDITION: Surface dirt, in need of cleaning. Otherwise very good. 9-97805 (800-1,200)

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1269
$115.00

ATTRIBUTED TO WALTER EMERSON BAUM (American, 1884-1956) PORTRAIT OF RUTH. Unframed heavy oil on canvas 3/4 portrait of a young woman with blond hair in yellow summer dress. Remnants of what appears to be a partial signature lower right but illegible. On the other side is an oil on canvas street scene with mountain in background. SIZE: 28″ x 21″. CONDITION: Puncture below neck, surface dirt, good. 9-98476 (400-600)

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1270
$115.00

CLARENCE SCOTT WHITE (American, 1872-1965) ALONG THE CANAL. Fine watercolor landscape scene shows three women beside a canal with small rowboat. Two large windmills are seen with house, all under gray cloud sky. Signed lower left “C Scott White”. Housed in a thin gilt wood frame with white matte. SIZE: 9″ x 13-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston are collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97833 (400-600)

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1271
$0.00

RICHARD SUMNER MERYMAN (American, 1882-1963) “PEASANT HOUSES, LATE AFTERNOON, IN DALMATION ALPS”. Oil on canvas mounted to board scene shows several houses in a green landscape. Signed upper right “R S Meryman”. Housed in a black wood frame. Title on reverse. SIZE: 14″ x 18″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98482 (600-800)

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1271A
$517.50

E. MARGUERITE ENOS (American, First quarter of the 20th Century) PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE GIRL. Wonderful oil on canvas portrait of a little girl seated on a rock holding a bouquet of flowers. The back drop is a landscape with rolling fields and blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower left “E M Enon 1924″. Housed in its original blue and gold molded wood frame. SIZE: 34″ x 26”. CONDITION: Very good, inpainting. 9-98582 (500-800)

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1271C
$0.00

CAMBELL SCOTT (American, 1930-) THE STONE ARCH BRIDGE. Large oil on canvas scene shows a five-arch bridge over a river in a mountain and valley landscape. There is a fisherman under the bridge and a hay wagon crossing. Signed lower left. Housed in what appears to be its original gilt fancy frame with name plaque. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98606 (1,000-1,500)

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1271D
$0.00

HENRY A HELLWAGEN (American, 19th Century) INDIAN ENCAMPMENT. Oil on canvas western landscape shows an encampment of five tepees with three Indian braves in a landscape with snow covered mountains as the backdrop. Signed lower right. Housed in a black decorated frame with gold liner branded “Paul Carter Goodrow #003″. SIZE: 22″ x 36”. CONDITION: Relined, some inpainting. Very good. 9-98572 (2,000-3,000)

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1271E
$0.00

HENRY A. HELLWAGEN (American, 19th Century) LEAVING THE INDIAN ENCAMPMENT. Oil on canvas western scene shows two Braves in a canoe leaving the encampment of five tepees at the edge of water with high snow capped mountains in background. Signed lower right. Housed in a modern black decorated frame with gilt liner branded “Paul Carter Goodnow #004″. SIZE: 22″ x 36”. CONDITION: Restored, some inpainting, very good. 9-98576 (2,000-3,000)

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1271F
$632.50

UNSIGNED (American, First half of the 20th Century) PAIR OF LANDSCAPES. Pair of oil on board landscape scenes show trees and meadows under blue & white cloud sky. Probably Old Lyme School. Housed in matching gilt carved wood frames. SIZE: 6-1/2″ x 9″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98602 (500-1,000)

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1271G
$345.00

SIGNED (Italian, Mid 20th Century) THE FRUIT SELLER. Oil on canvas Italian street scene shows a woman displaying her fruit. Signed lower right indistinctly. Also inscribed on reverse of canvas. Housed in its original gilt wood frame with linen liner. SIZE: 28″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98581 (300-500)

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1273
$0.00

ATTRIBUTED TO MILTON CLARK AVERY (American, 1885-1965) “THE NUDE”. Oil on canvas interior scene shows a nude woman in colors of white and gray seated on a red and black sofa. Signed lower right “Milton Avery 1956″. Housed in a modern partial gilt molded wood frame. Back of relining with title and having affixed a Galerie Ville Marie Inc. label. SIZE: 30″ x 24”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97601 (4,000-6,000)

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1274
$2,875.00

PAUL RAPHAEL MELTSNER (American, 1905-1966) PICNIC BY THE STREAM. Oil on canvas summer scene shows a nude woman seated beside a stream on red cloth with basket of fruit. Signed lower right. Housed in a fine carved and gilt modern wood frame. SIZE: 28″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good with minor inpainting. 9-96675 (2,500-3,500)

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1275
$920.00

WARREN B. DAVIS (American, 1865-1928) “A NUDE”. Unframed oil on canvas laid on board outdoor scene shows a nude young woman with red hair seated on a moss covered rock with forest background having an opening with blue sky behind her head. Signed lower right “Warren Davis”. On reverse is a “Ferargil New York” label with artist, title and price. Also another label and some stamps. SIZE: 11″ x 8″. CONDITION: The canvas is lifting from the board, there is a tack hole at top center and a few small flecks off paint surface. 9-97806 (800-1,200)

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1276
$0.00

ARTHUR BOWEN DAVIES (American, 1862-1928) “AUTUMN NITE”. Unframed oil on canvas nighttime scene shows a nude woman standing in front of trees on the side of a body of water with rising full moon. Signed lower left. Also having a partial label on reverse with artist name and title on back stretcher. SIZE: 12-3/4″ x 11-3/4″. CONDITION: Some scratches and minor chips, surface dirt. Otherwise very good. 9-97807 (2,500-4,000)

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1277
$460.00

ANDREW THOMAS SCHWARTZ (American, 1867-1942) “ENCHANTED YOUTH”. Oil on canvas scene shows a nude boy seated on dirt and grass near a tree and sunlit clearing. Signed lower right. Housed in a fine carved and gilt period frame with gilt title plaque. SIZE: 20″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good with minor inpainting. 9-97338 (1,200-1,500)

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1278
$0.00

MONOGRAMMED (TS or ST) (First half of the 20th Century) NUDE STUDY OF BOYS. Oil on canvas laid on masonite study shows two nude boys in grass and wildflower hillside. Very much in the Eakin’s style. Unidentified artist cipher lower left. Housed in a modern partial gilt decorated frame. SIZE: 16″ X 20″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98501 (1,500-2,000)

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1279
$805.00

ALFRED DI CESARE (American, 1910-1993) RECLINING NUDE. Unframed oil on canvas interior scene shows a reclining nude woman on a sofa in front of a window. Brightly colored imagery. Signed below figure “Di Cesare 55″. SIZE: 18″ x 25”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98508 (300-500)

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1280
$345.00

J W BROWN (American, 19th/20th Century) A BOY’S BEST FRIEND. Oil on canvas scene shows a young boy in tattered clothes and bare feet seated on a stair at street level with his dog sitting beside him. The dog appears to be consoling him. Very much in the style of JG Brown street urchin painting. Signed lower left “JW Brown”. Housed in its original fancy gilt gesso decorated frame. SIZE: 20″ x 16″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston are collection. CONDITION: Craquelure, stretcher marks, otherwise very good. 9-97827 (500-1,000)

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1281
$2,415.00

MARGUERITE STUBER PEARSON (American, 1898-1978)”THE ECHO”. Oil on canvasboard interior scene shows a woman in white dress seated on a Victorian sofa playing the mandolin. In front of her is a floor standing brass birdcage with bird. The living room is set with a large vase of flowers, china closet, wall candelabra and mirror. Signed lower right “MS Pearson”. Housed in a fancy gold frame with linen liner. Several labels on reverse including two which state that the setting of the painting was in the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. SIZE: 8″ x 10″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98212 (1,000-2,000)

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1283
$1,725.00
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: Craquelure and one small canvas patch to reverse.

OTTO CARL KNATHS (American, 1891-1971) “HALF REMEMBERED”. Oil on canvas abstract in colors of green, black and white. Housed in its original painted wood frame with painted liner. Title written on stretcher and dated “7.15.50”. Signed lower left. SIZE: 24″ x 34″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96322 (3,000-5,000)

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1284
$0.00

LEE GATCH JR.(AMERICAN, 1902-1968) ABSTRACTION IN GOLD. Oil on board abstract scene shows geometric shapes in shades of gold against a yellow-gold background. Unframed but mounted to a wood stretcher. Unsigned front but signed on reverse in bold, black letters, “GATCH”. SIZE: 30″ x 48″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97134 (1,500-2,500)

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1285
$0.00

ELSIE RUBIN (American, Mid-20th Century) ABSTRACT STILL LIFE. Oil on canvas. Colorful still life scene shows multicolored bottles in abstract shapes against a background of yellow and browns. Signed bottom right “Elsie Rubin”. Housed in a simple wood frame. SIZE: 13″ x 26″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98217 (1,200-1,600)

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1286
$0.00

MARKEY ROBINSON (Irish, 1918-1999) ROUEN CATHEDRAL, FRANCE. Oil on canvas mounted to board shows the tall cathedral at nighttime with what appears to be depictions of bright stars with halos. Signed bottom right. Also titled and initialed on reverse. Housed in a modern molded wood frame. SIZE: 52-1/2″ X 20″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98490 (4,000-6,000)

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1287
$0.00

L. MOUCHOT (FRENCH, 19TH CENTURY) CARDS AND WINE. Oil on canvas interior scene shows two men and a woman at a table playing cards. Two are seated and one is standing. There are three glasses on the table and two bottles of wine in a floor wine cooler. A large marble fireplace and doorway are seen with elaborate wallpaper. Signed lower right “LUG MOUCHOT”. Housed in what appears to be its original deep gesso-decorated gilt frame with artist’s plaque. SIZE: 24″ X 19-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97708 (1,000-1,500)

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1288
$0.00

LEON GIRARDET (French 1857-1895) MAID IN STORM WITH UMBRELLA. This delightful watercolor on paper depicts a beautiful young French maid in a windswept rainstorm. The driving rain has inverted her umbrella. Signed in lower right, “Amon ami Edwmond Wickham / Leon Girardet”. Housed in a gesso decorated gilt frame with double gilt lined mattes. SIZE: 12″ x 8-1/2″ CONDITION: Generally very good. 8-87351 (1,250-1,750)

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1289
$115.00

YVES BRAYER (French, 1907-1990) WINDSURFING. Crayon and market beach scene shows four figures on a sand beach with two wind surfers beyond. Signed lower left. Housed in a modern blue frame with white matte. SIZE: Sight: 8″ x 15″. CONDITION: Good, background paper with foxing. 9-98513 (400-600)

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1290
$632.50

ABEL JULES FAIVRE (French, 1856-1914) PORTRAIT OF A FRENCH GIRL. Oil on canvas half portrait of a young woman wearing a white blouse and a large blue hat. Signed lower left. Housed in a gold colored oak leaf decorated frame with artist plaque. SIZE: 10″ x 8-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97830 (500-800)

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1292
$575.00

ATTRIBUTED TO HENDRIK-WILLEM MESDAG (Netherlands, 1831-1915) FULL MOON OVER THE WINDMILL. Oil on canvas Dutch scene shows a nighttime sky with clouds and full moon. The viewer looks over water with a man in a small boat outside a large windmill with buildings. The right side with a house, large tree and ducks in a lily pad filled inlet. Housed in a carved and partial gilt replacement frame with linen liner. SIZE: 13-3/4″ x 17″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97143 (1,500-2,500)

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1293
$172.50

UNSIGNED (European, 19th Century) A BUSY COASTLINE. Oil on canvas coastline scene shows a crescent shaped beach with figures walking along its edge. Several boats are seen, some in the water and some on dry land. Light blue, white and gray cloud sky. Housed in a replacement gilt frame. SIZE: 21-1/2″ x 25-3/4″. CONDITION: Relined. Fine craquelure. Inpainting. Good. 9-98413 (500-700)

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1294
$0.00

UNSIGNED (18th/29th Century) THE MASCARAED CARD GAME. Oil on canvas interior scene shows two men playing cards on a table stacked with money and having two candles. Seven costumed onlookers watch the game. The right, left and bottom margins with a painted rococo foliate frame design. Housed in a more modern gold and black decorated frame behind glass. SIZE: 32-3/4″ x 38-3/4″. CONDITION: A visible seam in the canvas at the center, otherwise good. 9-98578 (2,500-4,000)

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1295
$0.00

SIGNED (19th/20th Century) TWO HUNTING SCENES. Both watercolors identically housed in black and gold frames. One shows a hunter and his dog in summer landscape shooting ducks. The other shows a hunter in winter landscape with two deer in the background. SIZE: SIGHT: 15-1/4″ x 15-1/4″. CONDITION: Some black rubbing on summer scene, otherwise very good. 9-98557 (1,200-1,800)

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1296
$1,150.00

FREDERIC LOUIS LEVE (French, 1877-1968) A VILLAGE STREAM. Oil on canvas depicts a stream with arched bridge having buildings on both sides and stairway from bridge to stream. Signed in lower right “F. Leve”. Housed in an antique gold gesso decorated frame with losses. SIZE: 13″ x 16″. CONDITION: Craquelure, minor touch up, very good. 8-87346 (1,000-1,500)

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1297
$1,265.00

MICHAEL CAIC (French, 19th Century) THE FISHING POND. Oil on panel depicting tree-lined pond with fishermen approaching the pond under a gray, white and blue sky. Signed in lower right. Housed in an old French style gesso decorated gilt frame with burgundy velvet and gilt liner. There is an old framing label on reverse of frame “Havard-Freres, 123 Bol Montparnasse”. SIZE: 6-1/2″ x 9″. CONDITION: Very good. 8-87345 (1,250-1,750)

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1298
$1,380.00

JULES ERNAULT (French, 19th Century) THE SHEPHERDESS. Oil on canvas portrait of a young woman in French country clothes with red head scarf tending to a flock of sheep in a landscape under a cloudy sky. Signed lower right and dated “’90”. Also written on back of canvas “Ernault”. Housed in what may its original gilt wood frame with double gilt liner. SIZE: 18-1/4″ x 15″. CONDITION: Craquelure, some small chips and roughness as well as chips to top edge. Otherwise good but in need of restoration. 9-98361 (400-800)

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1299
$0.00

ATTRIBUTED TO MARCEL DYF (French, 1899-1985) FIELD STUDY. Impressionistic oil on canvas scene shows a horse drawn cart in a golden field with house & tree beyond. Signed lower right “Dyf”. Housed in a stained wood frame. SIZE: 16″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98505 (2,000-3,000)

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1300
$0.00

JOHN WALTER BEAUVAIS (European, 1942-2004) SUMMER INTERNATIONALS. Oil on canvasbaord scene shows a sailboat race off a C-shaped beach lined with spectators in white with colorful hats. Four flags fly on poles including the U.S. flag. Housed in a modern silver gilt wood frame. SIZE: 20″ x 24″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94092 (1,500-2,500)

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1301
$345.00

SIGNED (Continental, 19th Century) THE SLEEPING TEACHER. Oil on canvas interior schoolroom scene shows 13 students seated around a teacher seated in a large armchair who has fallen asleep. One of the boys has a crushed paper ball and is ready to toss it at the teacher. Signed lower right which possibly could be “J Jacobs”. Housed in a modern carved wood frame with linen liner. SIZE: Sight: 19-1/4″ x 31-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98290 (500-1,000)

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1302
$1,035.00

MENOCAL (European, Late 19th Century) ON GUARD. Oil on canvas scene shows a man standing outside in front of a tavern with the door open. He has a full costume including sword, boots and spurs and holds a pipe. Signed lower right “Menocal 1885″. Housed in a period gesso decorated gilt deep frame with name plaque. SIZE: 19-3/4″ x 12-3/4”. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97844 (500-800)

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1303
$0.00

P. DUPREZ (French, 19th Century) THE COURTSHIP. Oil on canvas scene shows a well dressed couple in tender embrace under a large tree with rose bush. Signed bottom right “Duprez”. Housed in a fine gesso decorated wide gilt frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 29″ x 18″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98605 (2,000-3,000)

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1304
$258.75

AGUILA (Spanish, Late 19th Century) SPANISH BEAUTY. Oil on wood panel portrait of a young Spanish woman wearing lace headscarf, yellow blouse and having a pink rose with green leaves. Signed lower left “Aguila (Hijo) CZ91″. Housed in what appears to be its original repainted frame. SIZE: 15″ x 11-1/4”. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good with minor touch up. 9-97834 (400-600)

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1305
$0.00

UNSIGNED (19th Century) MADONNA & CHILD. Oil on canvas mounted to wood panel shows a woman dressed in red and blue robe holding a young infant with eyes open. Housed in a modern gilt wood frame. SIZE: 20″ x 18-1/2″. CONDITION: Some inpainting, very good. 9-98567 (800-1,200)

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1306
$0.00

L. MAXEY (Second half of the 19th Century) TWO WORKS: EUROPEAN LANDSCAPES. Both oil on canvas paintings housed in gilt gesso decorated frames. One showing a house with path and swans in water. The other a town street with buildings and figure on a horse. Both signed “L Maxey 1884″. SIZE: 14″ x 20”. CONDITION: Some inpainting, very good. 9-98603 (800-1,200)

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1307
$460.00

WILLIAM GARNETT (British, 19th/20th Century) FOX HUNTING SCENE WITH STAGECOACH. Oil on canvas landscape shows a four-horse stagecoach travelling along a dirt road with a fox hunting scene in a field landscape. Five horseman are following the dogs across field and fence. Signed lower right. Housed in an antique gesso decorated gold frame. SIZE: 12″ x 20-1/4″. CONDITION: Discolored varnish, dirty, otherwise very good. 9-98607 (1,000-1,500)

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1308
$632.50

BRIAN COOLE (American/British, 1939-) BACK FROM THE HUNT. Oil on canvas antique style scene shows a grass pasture leading to a large Manor house, two dogs and a hunter cross to a gateway with horse and rider. Signed lower right. Housed in an antique gesso decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 14″ x 18″. CONDITION: Very good, discolored varnish. 9-98601 (1,500-2,500)

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1309
$0.00

BRIAN COOLE (American/British, 1939-) PORTRAIT OF A MILITARY OFFICER. Antique style military portrait shows a three-quarter length view of a young man in blue coat holding sword and wearing a tri-corner hat. Signed lower right. Housed in an antique gesso decorated frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 18″ x 14″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98604 (1,500-2,500)

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1310
$575.00

BRIAN COOLE (America/British, 1939-) PORTRAIT OF A MILITARY OFFICER. Oil on canvas antique style three-quarter portrait of a man wearing a blue coat and adorned with various medals and wearing a tri-corner hat. Housed in a gesso decorated antique frame with gilt liner. Signed lower right. SIZE: 18″ x 14″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98608 (1,500-2,500)

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1311
$0.00

WILLIAM THOMSON (American, 20th Century) THREE WORKS. STUDY FROM A THOMAS EAKINS WORK. 1) Study from a Thomas Eakins work. Watercolor portrait of Thomas Eakins work “Portrait of Professor Gross (the Gross Clinic, 1875). The view shows him from the chest up looking slightly to the side wearing a brown coat and gray hair. One of his series in The Lost Drawings of Eakin. Signed lower right “Thomson”. Housed in a gilt and stained wood frame with ivory matte. Thomson studied in Connecticut under Ernst Lohrmann, at the Paier Art School, and at the Meriden Trade School. 2) Self portrait with Thomas Eakins painting background. Mixed media scene shows a half portrait of William Thomson standing with arms crossed in front of the famous Thomas Eakins painting “Portrait of Professor Gross (the Gross Clinic, 1875). Signed lower right “Thomson”. Housed in a gilt and stained wood frame. One of his series in The Lost Drawings of Eakin. Thomson studied in Connecticut under Ernst Lohrmann, at the Paier Art School, and at the Meriden Trade School. 3) “Lost Eakins Drawing V”. Mixed media scene shows a sketch of Thomas Eakins work “Portrait of Professor Gross (the Gross Clinic, 1875). Other sketches surround this work in watercolor, charcoal, etc. Signed lower right “Thomson”. Housed in a gray painted wood frame with linen and white matte. Back having a title label. Thomson studied in Connecticut under Ernst Lohrmann, at the Paier Art School, and at the Meriden Trade School. His solo exhibitions include the Van Ward Gallery in Boston and Oqunquit, ME. SIZE: Sight: 1) 15-1/4″ x 21-1/4″. 2) 17-3/4″ x 25-3/4″. 3) 22″ x 15-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96155, 9-96154; 9-96156 (1,000-2,000)

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1312
$632.50

ARNOLD PYLE (American, 1908-1973) THREE WATERCOLORS. 1) Framed scene shows a black locomotive and tender with buildings in a landscape. Signed lower right. Housed in a stained and molded wood frame with white matte. 2) Framed scene shows barns and barnyard having mountain backdrop. Signed and dated lower right. Housed in a stained wood frame with matte. 3) Unframed watercolor of a man walking through an intersection with buildings and utility pole. Signed lower right. Housed in a white matte. SIZE: 1) Sight: 13-1/2″ x 18-1/2″. 2) Sight: 13-3/4″ x 18″. 3) 10-1/2″ x 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good, town scene has fold in right corner. 9-97818 (800-1,200)

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1313
$345.00

MAUD CABOT MORGAN (American, 1903-1999) SUNLIT VALLEY. Large unframed oil on canvas scene shows snow covered mountains in blue and white hues with lower green hills. The bright sun shoots rays down the mountain valley. Monogrammed with artist cipher lower left. SIZE: 43″ x 60″. CONDITION: Several tears and losses, dry flaking paint to upper edge. In need of restoration. 9-97137 (500-1,000)

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1314
$0.00

ATTRIBUTED TO SUZANNE EISENDIECK (American, 1908-1998) LILY POND. Oil on canvas modernist view of a lily pond with large green leaf pads and colorful flowers. Signed lower right “E. 93″. Housed in a simple decorative gold frame. SIZE: 11″ x 14”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98511 (600-800)

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1315
$0.00

ATTRIBUTED TO ELLIOTT DAINGERFIELD (American, 1859-1932) UNDER THE MOONLIGHT. Interesting oil on board nighttime scene shows a white horse drinking from a small area of water beneath large trees. A procession of white geese walks toward building and distant water under a partially obscured moon in blue sky. Housed in a period wood frame. SIZE: 17-1/2″ x 23″. CONDITION: Very good with two corner chips which can be hidden by a frame. 9-96988 (600-800)

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1316
$402.50

ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM LESTER STEVENS (American, 1888-1969) ROAD THROUGH THE WOODS. Oil on canvas mounted on board New England scene shows a road through woods with blue sky. Signed lower right “W. Lester Stevens”. Housed in a gold painted wood frame. SIZE: 16″ x 12″. CONDITION: Discolored varnish layer, good. 9-98479 (400-600)

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1317
$345.00

AFTER PABLO PICASSO (Spanish, 1881-1973) “MAIRIE DE VALLAURIS”. Framed poster shows a half portrait of a girl under which is “Picasso et la Gravure Contemporaine Mairie de Vallauris 8 Juillet-25 Septembre 1966”. Pencil signed under image “Picasso”. Housed in a black wood frame with gilt edge having black and white mattes. SIZE: Sight: 25-3/4″ x 15″. CONDITION: Good, some light wrinkling. 9-96099 (600-900)

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1318
$287.50

JOHN ENGLAND (American, 20th Century) “PERSEVERANCE”. Photographic print of a cliff side with trees that are growing on its face against all odds. Pencil signed and numbered “12/40″. Housed in a modern black frame with white matte. SIZE: Sight: 21″ x 33-3/4”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-98472 (500-800)

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1319
$0.00

ELLA PHILLMORE LILLIE (American, 1884-1972) “THE FAMILY’S FARM ENTERPRISE”. Large oil on canvas southern scene shows a large family gathered outside their shanty, each involved in some activity. A woman tends to a cooking pot, a man smokes a cigar on the porch, a woman washes clothes, a child riding a pig pulling its tail, a woman beats clothes and livestock are scattered in the scene including pigs and chickens. Signed lower right. Signed and titled on reverse of canvas. Housed in a white painted molded wood frame. A partial label is in corner of stretcher which is illegible. SIZE: 28″ x 36″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-95684 (1,000-1,500)

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1320
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UNSIGNED (19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN BLACK. Oil on canvas half portrait shows a woman seated in a chair with hands crossed in lap. She wears black lace sheer gloves and an oval pin at her neck with image of an infant. A red drape with gold cord is on the right side. The rectangular canvas is painted in oval with brown painted corners. Housed in a newer black painted gilt edged wood frame. SIZE: 36″ x 29″. CONDITION: Relined, two patches on reverse with some chipping and craquelure. 9-98574 (300-500)

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1321
$0.00

W SCOTT JAMES (American, Late 20th Century) THE GILDED CAGE. Oil on board scene shows a woman in blue summer dress and hat placing her gilded birdcage with two parakeets on a hook outside her window. Signed bottom right. Housed in a carved wood frame with linen liner. SIZE: Sight: 25″ x 31-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98584 (500-800)

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1322
$345.00

JOHN A. COOK (American, 1870-1936) NORTH SHORE DUNE. Fine watercolor coastal scene shows a peaked sand dune with rocks and grass overlooking a calm ocean with three sailboats under blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower right “J A Cook”. Housed in its original carved gold frame. SIZE: Sight: 13-1/4″ x 19-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97832 (400-600)

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1323
$0.00

ALVYK BOYD CRUISE (American, 1909-1988) THE BUSY BEACH. Watercolor scene shows a sandy beach populated by many beach goers. Some are seated under colorful umbrellas and some walk by people watching. Signed lower left “Cruise”. Housed in a modern silver gilt ribbed frame with matte. SIZE: Sight: 12-3/4″ x 22-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-95696 (600-800)

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1324
$805.00

WALLACE PATON (American, First quarter of the 20th Century) MORNING WAVES. Oil on canvas beach scene shows light green waves with white crests rolling onto a beach. Signed lower left. Housed in a white painted wood frame with linen and wood liner. SIZE: 20″ x 18″. CONDITION: Flaking on top and bottom areas, surface dirt, otherwise good. 9-98583 (600-900)

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1325
$230.00

MARGARET ANNA DOBSON (American, 1888-1981) CALIFORNIA DREAMING. Unsigned watercolor shows a beach scene with four young women under a red beach umbrella, a mother and child walk on the beach with the ocean and light purple sky. The watercolor is double sided having a California landscape with house on the reverse. Housed in a modern gilt molded wood frame having a linen and gilt liner with a glass front and back. SIZE: Sight: 15-1/2″ x 20-1/2″. PROVENANCE: American Eagle Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ (Specialists in Early California Art). CONDITION: Very good. 9-97334 (400-600)

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1326
$460.00

YVONNE MOTTET (French, 1906-1968) MODERNIST FLORAL STILL LIFE. Oil on canvas laid on cardboard interior scene shows a red table top with white and blue decorated coffee pot filled with red, blue & white flowers. Signed lower right “Y Mottet”. Housed in a simple gilt wood frame. SIZE: 20″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98496 (300-500)

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1327
$690.00

DON MCILVAINE (American, 1930-2005) THREE WOMEN. Oil on masonite half portrait of three African American women. They each have different colored dresses and head scarves. Signed lower right “Don McIlvaine 8/70″. Housed in a brown stained wood frame. SIZE: 33″ x 26”. CONDITION: Right hand very top corner is missing, board is warped, otherwise good. 9-95702 (800-1,200)

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1328
$531.00

MARY ELLEN SIGSBEE FISCHER (1876-1960) CONY ISLAND. Unframed oil on canvasboard nighttime scene shows a brightly lit carnival with various rides under exploding fireworks. Signed lower left “Fischer 1938″. SIZE: 20″ x 24”. CONDITION: Craquelure, good. 9-98509 (1,000-1,500)

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1329
$230.00

HARRY WALKER (American, Mid 20th Century) THEATER DISTRICT. Watercolor 1930’s scene of a city theater district with bright lit marquees in a nighttime setting. Signed bottom left and dated “1978”. Walker painted scenes of the late 20’s to the early 40’s and this from a series of theaters in the 30’s. Housed in a silver gilt wood frame with double mattes. SIZE: Sight: 15-1/2″ x 20-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Collection of Elwyn Dearborn, Medford, NJ & Portland, ME. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96258 (500-1,000)

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1330
$0.00

HUGO O. VON HOFSTEIN (American 1865 -) LAKESIDE SCENE. Watercolor on paper depicting a lake and rock-strewn shore (huge tree-covered boulder in the foreground), evergreens on the opposite shore. Signed lower left, “H. VON HOFSTEIN, STOCKHOLM, 1921″. Hofstein was an American artist originally from Winnetka, Illinois and was a pupil of A. Larsen and others. Housed in a gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: Sight: 14-1/2″ x 19”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-28063 (600-800)

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1331
$172.50

ROSS STERLING TURNER (American, 1847-1915) ISLAND OVERVIEW. Large watercolor of a rooftop view overlooking a large plantation with church, courtyards and connected buildings. A woman is seen in foreground near cooking utensils and potted plants. Possibly a scene from Bermuda. Signed lower left. Housed in a wonderful gilt oak frame with gilt liner and double matte. SIZE: Sight size 19″ x 26″. CONDITION: Toning at matte edge. Some light foxing. Very good. 9-94356 (400-600)

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1332
$345.00

AFTER PAUL STARRETT SAMPLE (American, 1896-1974) SUGARING TIME. Watercolor New England scene shows a man on sled with sap tub in a snow covered landscape with maple trees and sap buckets. Signed lower left. Housed in a modern decorative frame with Plexiglas front. Watercolor is mounted to black paper. SIZE: 14″ x 16-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98512 (600-800)

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1333
$1,437.50

ARTHUR VIDAL DIEHL (American, 1870-1929) PROVINCETOWN WHARF. Oil on artist board shows a two-mast schooner docked at a large wharf with building and figures. In foreground are two figures loading a boat. Signed lower right. Housed in a carved and gilt modern wood replacement frame. SIZE: 9″ x 12″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98554 (2,000-3,000)

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1334
$172.50

VOLLIAN BURR RANN (American, 1897-1956) THE OLD PROVINCETOWN PLAYHOUSE. Watercolor Cape Cod scene shows two buildings on stilt foundation. Two small boats are moored beside. Signed lower right “V B Rann”. Housed in a modern silver molded wood frame with white matte. SIZE: Sight: 14-1/2″ x 21″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96242 (500-800)

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1335
$0.00

AFTER BEAUFORD DELANEY (American/French, 1901-1979) A SURE SHOT. Watercolor carnival scene shows a black man in refined black suit outfit shooting a toy gun at figural targets while others look on. The marquee “CHASSES D’AFRIQUE”. Housed in an oak frame with gold edge. SIZE: Sight: 10-1/2″ x 13-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97307 (600-800)

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1336
$57.50

WILSON (American, Mid 20th Century) THE UPSET WAC. Watercolor cartoon shows a young woman with brown military cap who has fallen in a snow bank where her purchases from the Commissary are strewn over the snowbank. A man helps her pick them up. Signed lower right “Wilson”. Housed in a simple stained wood frame with white matte. This is the type of cartoon you would see in a magazine publication such as “The New Yorker”. NOTE: This is being sold to benefit the South Congregational Church, South Amherst, MA. SIZE: Sight: 10″ x 7-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98443 (50-100)

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1337
$0.00

ALBERT HIRSCHFELD (American, 1903-203) THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES. Limited edition print (121/200) showing a caricature of the four stars of The Beverly Hillbillies. Signed in the print “Hirschfeld”. They include Jed Clampett (Buddy Ebsen), Daisy May “Granny” Moses (Irene Ryan); Elly May Clampett (Donna Douglas) and Jethro Bodine (Max Baer Jr.). Housed in a modern metal frame with double matte. SIZE: Sight: 16-1/2″ x 12-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98432 (300-500)

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1338
$287.50

JOYCE WILLIAMS (American, 20th Century) “INCOMING TIDE”. Fine watercolor scene shows beach rocks in a tidal pool. Signed lower right. Housed in a gilt wood frame with double mattes. SIZE: Sight: 20-3/4″ x 29″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94753 (400-800)

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1339
$118.00

JOYCE WILLIAMS (American, 20th Century) TWO WORKS: “THE GIFT” & “FRIENDSHIP HARBOR”. 1) Watercolor scene shows three nuns outside of a storefront. Signed lower left. 2) Watercolor shows a man with two buckets walking towards a truck. Signed lower right. Both housed in black and gold frames with double mattes. SIZE: Sight: 1) 22″ x 29″. 2) 21″ x 29″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94749, 9-94766 (400-800)

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1340
$287.50

JOYCE WILLIAMS (American, 20th Century) TWO WORKS: “MAINE HIDEAWAY” & “ST. GEORGE BAPTIST”. Both similarly housed in gilt molded wood frames with double mattes. 1) Watercolor shows a building on stilts near a coastal edge, signed lower left. 2) Watercolor shows a dirt road beside a cemetery with fence, signed lower right. SIZE: Sight: 14″ x 29″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94745, 9-94761 (400-800)

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1341
$230.00

WILL HICKOK LOW (American, 1853-1932) “TATOOED BOY PLAYING THE WHISTLE”. Watercolor sketch shows a nude boy covered in tatoos playing a horn shaped whistle under a tree near water. Titled and signed below. Housed in a molded wood frame with line highlighted matte. SIZE: Sight: 13″ x 9-3/4″. CONDITION: Fair to good with some drip and white marks. 9-96286 (400-800)

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1342
$258.75

BESSIE JEANNETTE HOWARD (American, 1890-1962) THE CLOWN AND THE GYPSY. Large colorful oil on canvas scene shows a decked out clown seated at a fortune tellers table with the gypsy reading the cards. Signed lower right. Housed in a good gilt wood frame. SIZE: 30″ x 36″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97823 (400-800)

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1343
$0.00

HUGO R. B. NEWMAN (AMERICAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY) WINE AND SMOKE. Oil on board still life scene shows a wine glass with decanter, a pipe in ashtray and two books. Signed lower left. Housed in a decorative wood frame with white matte. SIZE: Sight size: 22-1/2″ x 18-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97702 (400-600)

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1344
$230.00

ARNOLD PYLE (American, 1908-1973) BLUE PITCHER AND YELLOW FLOWERS. Oil on canvas still life scene shows a tall blue pitcher filled with yellow flowers on green leaf branches. A multi-colored dish is set beside with light cascading in from the left placing the shadow of the scene against a red wall. Signed lower left. Housed in its original gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 18″ x 18″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97819 (400-800)

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1345
$172.50

GERALD LYDON MERFELD (American, 1936-) “CHRISTMAS STILL LIFE”. Oil on canvas scene shows the edge of a Christmas tree next to a window with table setting of Christmas gifts and objects. Signed lower left “Merfeld”. Housed in a modern wood frame with linen and wood liner. A note attached to back from artist with title, date and inventory number “31-73″. SIZE: 20″ x 24”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96274 (300-500)

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1346
$0.00

BRYN STRANDENAES (American, First half of the 20th Century) GREEN & WHITE. Unframed oil on canvas still life scene shows a tall green jade figure of a woman next to a low green footed bowl with white pond lily. All against a mottled green and brown background. Inscribed lower left “To the Trygue Gundersons from Strandenaes, April 26, 1930. SIZE: 24″ x 20”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98498 (300-500)

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1347
$0.00

ERNEST THURN (American, 1889-) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN. Oil on board shoulder portrait shows a woman with black hair wearing a white dress. Signed lower right “Thurn”. Housed in a painted gesso decorated frame with woven liner. SIZE: Sight: 24″ x 18″. CONDITION: Foxing, some mold, fair to good. 9-96312 (250-400)

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1348
$172.50

RAPHAEL SOYER (American, 1899-1987) PORTRAIT OF A MAN. Unframed oil on canvas half portrait of a man with crossed arms, white shirt and glasses. He stands under a tree with an ocean backdrop. Signed lower right. SIZE: 32″ x 26″. CONDITION: Some inpainting. Very good. 9-94321 (200-300)

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1349
$488.75

MOSES SOYER (American, 1899-1974) THE SEATED MODEL. Mixed media studio scene shows a nude woman seated with a scarlet cloth draped over her lap with a blue background. Signed lower right. Housed in a modern silver and gold frame with gray matte. Also having a copy of a note indicating that “this is one of three works done by my father” and signed “Dan Soyer”. SIZE: Sight: 11″ x 7-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97886 (400-600)

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1350
$460.00

KARL ZERBE (American, 1902-1972) “SUNSET, CAMBRIDGE, 1934”. Oil on paper city view scene shows a bicyclist on a curving road with utility poles and buildings under a yellow and dark brown cloud sky. Signed lower right “Zerbe”. Housed in a molded wood frame with linen matte. SIZE: Sight: 17″ x 24-1/2″. CONDITION: Good with some light scratches and wrinkles. 9-97139 (300-500)

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1351
$1,092.50

DANIEL RALPH CELANTANO (American, 1902-1980) “EAST HARLEM RIVER”. Watercolor scene shows three boats moored to dock post, a man with blue bib overalls works on largest boat. Signed lower left “D R Celantano 32″ with title. Housed in an antique gold frame. SIZE: Sight: 10-1/4″ x 13-1/2”. PROVENANCE: Estate of the artist. CONDITION: Good with some surface dirt. 9-94336 (300-500)

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1352
$690.00

FRANK P. SHEA (American, 1885-1977) “THE CRITIC”. Oil on canvas harbor scene shows a red connected fish house at the end of a pier with several lobster boats with hill and houses beyond. In the foreground an artist is painting the scene while a man looks over from a distance away. Signed lower left “F P Shea”. Housed in its original carved wood frame having an original title card on reverse and numbered “67” from a Woodhouse Galleries North Dartmouth, MA 1975 auction brochure with list of paintings. SIZE: 20″ x 24″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97858 (300-500)

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1353
$0.00

STEVEN YORK (American, 20th Century) “LOW TIDE”. Watercolor harbor scene shows low tide with a lobster boat on its side in front of three fishing shacks. Signed lower right “York”. Housed in its original carved and gray painted frame with white liner. Original exhibit tag on reverse. SIZE: Sight: 13-1/2″ x 20-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98579 (300-500)

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1354
$115.00

J H GARRATT (American, 19th/20th Century) AUTUMN TIME SPARROW. Watercolor shows a brown and white sparrow perched on a winter-berry branch with yellow and red leaves. Signed lower left “JH Garratt”. Housed in its original gilt frame. SIZE: Sight: 16-1/2″ x 11-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Private Boston area collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97835 (300-500)

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1355
$86.25

MILTON CHRISTIANSON (American, 20th/21st Century) “WILD TURKEYS”. Large watercolor outdoor scene shows three turkeys in a landscape under a bright setting sun. Interestingly there are five black, red and white stylized turkeys amongst the three. Signed lower right. Housed in a stained wood frame with double matte. Titled and signed on reverse. SIZE: Sight: 21″ x 28-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Collection of Elwyn Dearborn, Medford, NJ & Portland, ME. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96269 (250-400)

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1356
$402.50

RALPH FABRI (American, 1894-1975) “HONG KONG CORNER”. Casein on board city scene shows two six-story buildings side by side in a central cityscape with colorful signs and building fronts. A crowd of people is seen at base of buildings. Signed lower right “Ralph Fabri” and dated “1963”. Housed in a gray stained wood frame with white matte. The board has been attached to a backing board so it can be fully viewed. Attached to reverse is a Providence Watercolor Club exhibit label. SIZE: 29-3/4″ x 13-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96164 (300-500)

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1357
$172.50

HARRY WALKER (American, Mid 20th Century) THE STAGE SHOW. Oil on canvas theater scene shows four actresses on stage with a backdrop of a Mississippi river boat. A spotlight shines from above and is surrounded by the elegant theater balconies, curtains and audience. Signed lower left “Harry Walker 1961″. Housed in a carved wood frame with linen and gilt liner. Walker painted scenes of the late 20’s to the early 40’s and this from a series of theaters in the 30’s. A small artist brochure accompanies the work. SIZE: 24″ x 20”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96260 (300-500)

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1358
$575.00

THREE WORKS. 1) Z. Fitz-78. Watercolor scene shows five men standing yelling at five opposing men which have headphones and blindfolds. They stand under a traffic light with buildings beyond. Housed in a modern frame with white matte. 2) Gerard Lerner “Pin Stripes on the Scence”. Signed and dated “87”, scene shows a man in a tuxedo with ladders. Housed in a modern wood frame with green matte. 3) Marvin Toddy (1954-), watercolor and pen scene shows a kneeling woman with pail. Signed “M. Toddy”. Housed in a beveled wood frame with white matte. SIZE: 1) 20-1/2″ x 15″. 2) Sight: 10-1/2″ x 12-1/2″. 3) Sight: 12-1/2″ x 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98429, 9-98430; 9-98433 (300-500)

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1359
$0.00

THREE SIGNED WORKS. 1) Bill Ely (20th Century) Misty Morning. Watercolor scene shows barns obscured by light mist in a landscape. Housed in a fine modern flower decorated frame with matte. 2) Unframed oil on canvas river park scene with figure. Signed illegibly bottom right. 3) Signed Schaetzel watercolor still life of flowers in a blue vase. Housed in a partially gilt wood frame with matte. SIZE: 1) Sight: 8″ x 11″. 2) 16-1/2″ x 26-1/2″. 3) Sight: 14-1/2″ x 19-1/2″. CONDITION: 1) Very good. 2) One small chip in center, otherwise very good. 3) Surface dirt, good. 9-98437, 9-98435; 9-98431 (300-500)

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1360
$28.75

PAT DEWS (American, 20th/21st Century) PURPLE FLOWERS. Watercolor of purple blossoms and green leaves. Signed lower right. Housed in a silver chrome frame with white and purple matte. Dews is a living artist who is an author of watercolor books and a member of the AWS and NWS. SIZE: Sight: 9-3/4″ x 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-95929 (100-200)

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1361
$28.75

EVELYN WINTER (American, Late 20th Century) “KEEPERS OF THE FIRE”. Watercolor scene shows two women in colorful ponchos facing the flames of a large fire. Signed lower left. Housed in a brass type frame with white matte. SIZE: 16″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good, front glass with break at corner. 9-96276 (50-100)

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1362
$345.00

M S DONAHUE (American, Late 20th Century) TWO WORKS. 1) Unframed oil on masonite scene shows a young man seated on the top of a chair in the corner of a room. Signed upper right “M S Donahue 84”. 2) Oil on masonite abstract portrait of a drummer boy. Signed lower left “M S Donahue 7-20-86″. Housed in a simple wood frame. SIZE: 1) 31-3/4″ x 21-3/4″. 2) 32″ x 24”. CONDITION: 1) Very good. 2) Very good. 9-96263 (50-100)

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1363
$0.00

CLIFFORD WINNER JR. (American, 20th Century) ARCHITECTURAL SPLENDOR. Watercolor building study shows the front of a multi-story building with large cupola and horse weathervane. Signed bottom right. Housed in a painted wood frame with complimentary double matte. SIZE: Sight: 21″ x 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96253 (100-200)

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1364
$28.75

DEAN MEEKER (AMERICAN, 1920-2002) “JOSEPH’S COAT”. Limited edition color lithograph showing a standing man with a colorful coat. Housed in a contemporary frame. Pencil signed, titled and edition “2/50″. SIZE: Sight: 35″ x 21”. CONDITION: Very good, crack in glass. 9-96270 (100-200)

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1365
$345.00

GEORGE DANIELL (American, 20th Century) TWO WORKS: TIGER LILIES & “NUDE MAINE YOUTH”. 1) Bright watercolor scene shows a stem of three tiger lilies against a blue background. Signed upper right “Daniel”. Housed in a silver wood frame with white matte. 2) Frontal view of a nude male against a lake landscape background. Signed “Daniell” bottom right. Housed in a black frame with decorative mattes. SIZE: 1) 20″ x 16-1/2″. 2) Sight: 16″ x 13″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-96247, 9-96283 (100-200)

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1366
$373.75

FRANCIS MCCARTHY (American, 20th Century) TWO BOYS IN THE KITCHEN. Watercolor and pen interior scene shows two African-American boys in a kitchen setting with table having printed tablecloth and chair. One boy leans on the table while a younger boy sits atop. Inscribed bottom right “For Stuart King-McCarthy 53″. The watercolor has been glued down to backing board and housed in a gray stained wood frame. SIZE: 24″ x 17-3/4”. CONDITION: Good with some toning to edges. 9-94339 (100-200)

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1367
$28.75

CHARLES F. BOHANNAH (American, 1910-1985) PAIR OF LANDSCAPES. Both unframed and show summer landscapes with trees and grass. One is illegibly signed lower left and the other is unsigned. Both come with Estate artist card indicating that the artist is an African-American and resided in New York City. SIZE: 18″ x 14″ and 14″ x 18″. CONDITION: Uneven varnish layer on one, otherwise very good. 9-94329 (100-200)

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1368
$0.00

ANTHONY THIEME (American, 1888-1954) “NEW YORK”. Crayon drawing of a street lined with tenement buildings. Signed lower right “N York AT”. Housed in an oak molded wood frame. SIZE: 12″ x 9″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97329 (200-300)

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1369
$230.00

A. E. BURDIN? (American, Early 20th Century) WINTER MOON. Oil on board winter evening scene shows a bright full moon shining through foggy snow covered woods. Signed indistinctly lower left. Housed in a molded walnut wood frame with gold liner. SIZE: Sight: 15-1/2″ x 24-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good with some inpainting. 9-96244 (200-400)

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1370
$0.00

MILDRED C JONES (American, 1899-1992) TWO WORKS: LAKE ATITLAN, GUATEMALA AND YELLOW DAFFODILS. 1) Oil on canvas scene shows a Native Guatemalan women with a young child slung over her back in a papoose type holder. They walk down through a cornfield to the lake below with mountains in the background. Signed lower right. Housed in a wide stained molded wood frame. 2) Oil on canvas still life shows a vase of yellow daffodils and white blossoming branches. Signed lower right. Housed in a modern gilt and white painted frame. SIZE: 1) 24″ x 30″. 2) 20″ x 16″. CONDITION: Both very good. 9-96200, 9-96390 (200-400)

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1371
$115.00

GEORGE HENRY LEONARD (American, 1869-) TWO WORKS. 1) Double sided landscape sketch on wood panel. One side showing two trees in a landscape. Other side with house, road and trees. Signed lower left “G H L”. Housed in a simple wood decorated frame. 2) Watercolor scene shows building rooftops with tall spire. Signed lower right “G. H Leonard”. Housed in a simple wood frame with tan matte. J. M. Miller Co label affixed to back. Boston Art Club Exhibition label on reverse. SIZE: 1) 7-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. 2) Sight: 5-1/4″ x 8-3/4″. CONDITION: Good. 8-87334 (200-400)

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1372
$11.50

WOODY W. CRUMBO (American, 1912-1989) THE BLUE STALLION. Silkscreen portrait of a fancy white spotted blue horse with large pluming white tail and mane. Signed in print “Crumbo”. Housed in a silver and black decorated wood frame with double mattes. SIZE: Sight: 12″ x 19″. CONDITION: Some spot mold to interior of glass, print very good. 9-96227 (40-60)

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1373
$0.00

LEVON WEST (American, 1900-1968) “THE MIDNIGHT RETREAT”. This print depicts General George Washington’s retreat across the Delaware River on December 7, 1776, during the Revolutionary War. At the top, Washington and Colonel Glover, both on horseback, watch over the nighttime crossing from the dark shoreline as a third man holds a torch. In the foreground, a boat full of soldiers gets under way, while another boat ferries a cannon toward the horizon. This print was part of The Bicentennial Pageant of George Washington, a suite of 20 etchings, each by a different artist, depicting scenes from Washington’s life. Housed in a black painted frame with buff color matte. SIZE: Sight: 13-1/2″ x 9-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good, not examined out of frame. 9-95946 (75-125)

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1374
$28.75

THREE PRINTS. 1) Francisque Rebour colored engraving of two polo players on horses involved in a match. Pencil signed lower right and numbered “180”. 2) C. Brown “The Flowers”, etching no. “2/10” of two woman, one holding flowers. 3) Signed print of a man on horse, pencil signed “Kerschiev”?. Removed from frame which had a J. Assenheim & Son, New York label. SIZE: Sight: 1) 24-1/2″ x 18″. 2) 12-1/2″ x 9-1/2″. 3) 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″. CONDITION: 1) No tears, foxing. 2) Very good. 3) Light foxing, good. 9-98436, 9-98434 (100-200)

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$12,650.00
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: Also accompanying this lot is a letter from the Mt. Vernon Ladies Association dated August 31, 1956 which indicates in the Athenaeum Catalog that Washington subscribed for two sets and in a letter to Clement Biddle, August 14, 1797 he speaks of having given away one set in boards and wishes the other bound for him.

AFFIXED ON THE INNER LABEL A HANDWRITTEN PLATE IN PERIOD INK SCRIPT “PRESENTED BY GEN. WASHINGTON TO COL. LEAR” THREE VOLUMES OF 1798 ENCYCLOPEDIAS. ENCYCLOPEDIA OR A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE. Phila; Dobson, Vol. 17, (1798); Vol. 18 (1798) & Supplement, Vol. III (1803). With the bookplate of Col. Lear’s Son, Benjamin Lincoln Lear. Folios, bound in calf, each volume with bright and fine red and gold gilt stamped spine labels. Vol 17 & 18 in dark calf, the Supplemental Vol. in a lighter shade. Accompanied by the 9/19/1956 letter by Walter C. Densmore of the Mt. Vernon Ladies Assoc.: “We are very happy to have your confirmation of our belief that the set of American Encyclopedia must be the one given by General Washington to Tobias Lear.” In addition to this document there is another extraordinary document that further affirms conclusively the original ownerships of these encyclopedias. In the papers of Tobias Lear was an itemized handwritten inventory titled “Catalog of Books Received from Washington”. Lear lists the books by title and indicates in the right hand column how many volumes. On the first page of this multi-page inventory Lear lists encyclopedia and under volumes 21, clearly and convincingly these same volumes here that have descended from the Lear family. A copy of the original inventory sheets will be included with this lot. These books descended from the Lear family and have always been known as the Washington Encyclopedias. Please Note: There are seven additional volumes of this same encyclopedia offered later in the sale from another branch of the Lear-Decatur family. CONDITION: Small paper adhesions to front cover of Vol. 18, else very good to fine. 9-97953 (5,000-10,000)

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2001
$3,737.50

SIGNED BY TOBIAS LEAR. SMITH, ADAM AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. Basil: Decker, 1801. Four volumes. Bound in full polished calf with red spine labels. Some hinges starting, some scruffing, but should polish quite nicely. This edition based on the fourth London. To each title page: “Tobias Lear, July 12th 1803”. Each volume with the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. WITH: Graveside, William James. MATHEMATICAL ELEMENTS OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. LONDON; SENEX, 1731. Vol II only of the fourth edition. With the signature of Tobias Lear and the date 1785 to the title page. Missing the front free fly leaf. Many folding tables, bright and fine. Small 8vo full polished calf, crown chipped, tight and sound but a bit rough. Benjamin Lincoln Lear bookplate. WITH: A rough copy of ERASMUS’ SELECT COLLOQUIES. Published in London, 1766. In Latin and English. Laid in: “this book presented to Tobias Lear by Geo Washington (documented)”. Signed by Tobias Lear on the rear free fly and dated 1733. With Volumes III and IV (of four) of THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN. London: 1758. Folding map of Africa by Kitchin (foxed, small tear). The map of North America with heavy damage. 12mo, full leather, crowns and spines chipped. WITH: THE ELEMENTS OF CRITICISM (Volume II only). A rough copy, signed twice by Tobias Lear. WITH: Tooke, W. HISTORY OF RUSSIA. London: Strahan 1800. Two volumes, 8vo, full leather in difficult condition with the front board of Volume I almost detached. All four plates present. The folding map foxed, but complete without major tears. The Smith, Tooke, and Erasmus titles cited in the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135. With the exception of the ELEMENTS OF CRITICISM, ALL WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97990 (1,000-1,500)

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2002
$6,900.00

STEVENSON, ROGER MILITARY INSTRUCTIONS FOR OFFICERS DETACHED IN THE FIELD. Phila.: Aitkens, 1795. 12mo, bound in full polished calf with bright red spine label. Complete with all twelve plates (seven folding). Laid in is a slip reading “This book presented to Tobias Lear by Geo. Washington (documented”. With the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. See Howes S-981 stating; “First book carrying a dedication to Washington.” One of the earliest and most significant military manuals to advance the principles of guerrilla warfare. A book of great historical importance. This work is cited on the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR. CONDITION: Slight loss to margin only of Plate IV. Outer front hinge started, but absolutely tight and sound. Occasional time toning and a water stain to the margin of folding plate XI. A handsome and more than acceptable copy. 97989 (1,500-2,500)

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2003
$3,162.50

WORKS CITED ON THE LIST OF “CATALOGUE OF BOOKS RECEIVED FROM WASHINGTON” FOUND IN THIS ESTATE AND SOLD AS LOT 2135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME. Three (of 4) volumes of THE RAMBLER. Dublin: 1785. Full leather, sound but soiled. WITH: Volumes II & III (of 4) DON QUIXOTE. Dublin: 1796. 8vo full leather with leather spine labels (about very good). WITH: A HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE DENOMINATION OF CHRISTIANS CALLED BAPTISTS. By Isaac Backus. Boston: Draper, 1777. Vol. I only of Howes B-15. Present in this issue is the 15 page appendix and Errata page. WITH: FAMILY SECRETS BY MR. PRATT. London: Longman, 1798. The second edition, complete in five volumes. 12mo. Covers of Vol. IV missing, and rear board of Vol. I missing. CONDITION: Very good except as noted. 9-97991 (750-1,000)

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2004
$1,380.00

SMOLLETT, TOBIAS; THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE REVOLUTION TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE THE SECOND. Basil: Tourneisen, 1794-1798. Eight volumes bound as above. This is cited on the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: Minor damp stains to the first four leaves of Vol. IV and its rear pastedown and minor, very occasional minor damp stains to other volumes. A handsome set. 9-97947 (750-1,000)

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2005
$1,265.00

HUME, DAVID; THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND. Basil: Tourneisen, 1789. Twelve 8vo Volumes. Specially bound yap edges “ships” binding in dense red polished morroco with deep blind stamped arabesques front and rear. Handsome hand-inked volume number and author to each spine. Front free fly neatly clipped to Vol. 1. This is cited on the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: Tight, sound and very good. The trail of a bookworm (not affecting text) to first 170 pgs. of Vol XII. 9-97955 (750-1,000)

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2006
$2,185.00

STEUART, JAMES SIR. AN INQUIRY INTO THE PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. BEING AN ESSAY ON THE SCIENCE OF DOMESTIC POLICY IN FREE NATIONS. Basil: Tourneisen, 1796. Five volumes, full embossed leather with yap “Ships” bindings. A very good set including the folding “Table of Coins”. With the bookplate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. Although eclipsed by the work of Adam Smith a decade after the first edition of this work, Steuart’s influence was prominent on the continent and had a major impact on the thinking of Alexander Hamilton. A mercantile protectionist, Steuart’s theories were closely examined and analyzed by both Marx and Engels. See Kress 6498. This work is cited on the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97987 (1,250-1,750)

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2007
$2,415.00

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM. THE HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF THE EMPEROR CHARLES V. Basil: Tourneisen, 1796. Complete in four volumes (bound as above), each WITH THE SIGNATURE OF TOBIAS LEAR. This work is cited on the list of “Catalogue of Books received from Washington” found in this estate and sold as Lot 135. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR TO EACH VOLUME.. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: A very good set, upper third of second free fly missing. 97988 (1,000-1,250)

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2008
$1,035.00

A MOVING TRIBUTE TO THE LATE WIFE OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR. Thirteen leaves in the hand of Benjamin Lincoln Lear regarding the death of his wife Maria who “expired soon after sunrise on the 22nd of March, 1828”. Contained in a polished calf octavo volume, the front board detached and with “MARIA MORRIS” gold-stamped and surrounded by gold stamped and blind stamped borders to front cover. In a totally legible hand, Lear has written odes to the memory of his wife. WITH: Two books cited in the list of books received from Washington (this catalog, lot 2135) and both with the bkplt of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. The cataloger notes that the top third of the title page of MOORE’S VIEW OF SOCIETY IN ITALY has been neatly clipped. Volume I only, published in Phila in 1788. The third item in this lot is the same title as above, but the fourth Dublin edition. Volume I only, a very good copy in full polished calf with two spine labels. CONDITION: As noted 9-97996 (750-1,000)

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2009
$4,600.00
Revised: 2/3/2010

Correction: It lists two copies of “A Narrative of British Embassy to China”. There is only one copy.

BOOKS CITED IN THE “CATALOGUE OF BOOKS RECEIVED FROM WASHINGTON”. Found in this estate and sold as Lot 2135 in this catalog. ECONOMICA: A STATISTICAL MANUAL FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. City Of Washington. P for the Author, 1806. Octavo, original boards (weakly attached), water stains, occasional annotations. Tobias Lear signature. Howes B-537. WITH: THE NEW ANNUAL REGISTER, OR GENERAL REPOSITORY OF HISTORY, POLITICS, ETC. LONDON: 1780 & 1781 (two volumes), Octavo, half calf, boards loose, chips to crown and tails. Bookplate of B. L. Lear. WITH: Anderson, Aeneas, A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY TO CHINA. Basil: Tourneisen, 1795. Octavo, in the yap edged “ship’s” binding Damage to top of yap edge, else very good. WITH: a Folio English Dutch Dictionary. Amsterdam: 1735. Two volumes, small folio, full velum (quite soiled),. Some damp staining. Front free fly of the Dutch volume torn with missing piece. Each title signed/or with the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. WITH: THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Phila: Folwell, 1796. 8vo, full calf, crown chipped, B. L. Lear bkplt. Volume II of three volumes. With the signature of THOS. HERTY, noted 18th and 19th Century American jurist. WITH: A DIGEST OF THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Washington City, 1802. Compiled by THOMAS HERTY. Octavo, cloth over marbled boards. Four copies, mostly very good. AND six odd volumes from the aforementioned list, some with bkplt of B. L. Lear. Poor to fair condition of these six-odd volumes. One of which Fox, George. A JOURNAL, OR HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, TRAVELS, ETC. London: 1709. The second part. Front board detached. WITH: THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Phila: 1796. Volume III only of three. Foxed, missing numerous pages, and mis-numbered. WITH: THE NEW ANNUAL REGISTER, OR GENERAL REPOSITORY OF HISTORY, POLITICS, AND LITERATURE, FOR THE YEAR 1781. Anderson, Aeneas. A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY TO CHINA. Basil: Tourneisen, 1795. Octavo, in the yap edged “ship’s” binding. Damage to top of yap edge, else very good. WITH: a large English and Dutch dictionary, Amsterdam: 1735. Two volumes, small folios, full vellum (soiled). Some damp staining. Front free fly of the Dutch volume torn with missing piece. Each title signed/or with the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. CONDITION: Condition varies. 9-97998 (1,000-1,500)

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2010
$1,035.00
Revised: 2/3/2010

Correction: Grammatical Error in the last sentence..”Two volumes, for the years 1780 & 1781″ is not part of this description.

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR. LECTURAS UTILEY Y ENTRETENIDAS By Cespedes Y Monroy. Madrid: 1801. 16mo, five vellum volumes about fine. Well illustrated with numerous engravings. WITH: AVENTURAS DE GIL BLAS. Madrid: 1805. 16mo, full leather (soiled and dog-eared) with numerous steel engravings. In Spanish, complete in five volumes. WITH: THE PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS OF HENRY ST. JOHN (Lord Viscount Bolingbroke). London: 1754. Complete in five volumes, 8vo, very dry full leather with chipped crowns, but tight. Damage to spine labels. Also with the ownership signatures John Hewitt of “Washington City”. WITH: A Spanish-French dictionary published in Leon in 1803, Volume II only. About very good in full leather binding. WITH: GARDENERS KALENDAR. Missing the title page. Likely an early 19th Century edition. Half calf, weak hinges, chipped head and crowns, but still tight. Minor water stains. Two volumes, for the years 1780, and 1781. Together 17 volumes all with the bookplate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear. CONDITION: As noted. 9-97994 (1,000-1,250)

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2011
$575.00

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR. Denon, Vivant. TRAVEL IN UPPER AND LOWER EGYPT. New York: Heard and Forman, 1803. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Complete with all maps and plates, most with foxing occasionally significant. Octavo, two volumes, tree calf, bright red spine labels, but rear hinge of Volume I started. WITH: Priestley, Joseph. LECTURES ON HISTORY, AND GENERAL POLICY. Phila: Birne, 1803 FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Octavo, two volumes, polished calf, very good, with the two folding plates. A very handsome set. WITH: Cobbett, William. LETTERS OF THE LATE WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN. New York: Belden, 1815. Howes C-518. Some foxing and damp staining, but in the original boards. CONDITION: As noted above. 9-97995 (1,000-1,500)

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2012
$1,725.00

GIBBON, EDWARD. THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. London; Strahan, 1802. Twelve volumes (complete) of the “New Edition.” Bound in full red Morocco with yap edge (“ship’s binding”). Deep embossed arabesques to front and rear boards. Folding map (Volume I, about fine). Folding map (Western part of the Roman Empire) quite fine. A handsome set of Gibbon with the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear to each volume. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: In very good condition with only occasional time toning. 9-97992 (750-1,000)

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2013
$1,265.00

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM. THE HISTORY OF AMERICA. London; Strahan, 1803. Four volumes (complete) of the 10th edition. In the “ship’s binding” as described above. With the book plate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear in each volume. WITH THE SIGNATURE OF TOBIAS LEAR TO TITLE PAGE OF VOLUME I. These books were previously owned by Benjamin’s father, Tobias Lear, and these beautiful Morocco bindings were probably commissioned in Spain and done at the time Lear was Consulate for Algiers during the Barbary Wars. CONDITION: In very good condition. 9-97993 (500-750)

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2014
$1,035.00

IMPORTANT BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF BENJAMIN LINCOLN LEAR. Adams, John Quincy. LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND ORATORY. Cambridge: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1810. Tall 8vo, original boards, front board of volume I (of two, complete) detached and rear board quite loose. Spine label to volume II only. B.L. Lear’s signature to TPs and front boards. WITH: M’Mahon, Bernard. THE AMERICAN GARDNER’S CALENDAR etc. Phila: Graves, 1806. Tall thick Octavo in full calf with red spine label. Some rubbing and peeling but actually quite nice. Tear with minor loss to the folding table. WITH: THE LIFE OF JAMES, LATE DUKE OF ORMONDE. London: Cooper, 1748. 8vo, full calf, a bit rough. In addition to the B. L. Lear bkplt, inscribed “Tobias Lear Book Bot in Antigua May 1766”. WITH: TOOKE, J. Horne. DIVERSIONS OF PURLEY. Phila: 1806. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, original boards, weak and stained. WITH: Montesquieu, Baron de. THE TEMPLE OF GNIDUS, AND ARASCES AND ISMENIA. London: 1797. Acceptable copy in full calf. WITH: A third American edition of Watt’s LOGIC (vg); CABINET OF MOMUS (with 6 engravings) and 10 volumes (some odd volumes) all with the B. L. Lear signature or bkplt. CONDITION: Condition and completeness varies, please examine. 9-97997 (1,000-1,500)

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2015
$17,250.00

REVOLUTION AND ORDER: A GREAT POLITICAL RARITY. CODE HENRY: Au Cap-Henry: Chez P. Roux (n. d.). . Thick Octavo, three-quarter vellum over marbled boards. A stately copy, tight and clean, the spine label and decorative border with a deep bold impression. The first revolution in the western hemisphere led to the defeat of Britain and the establishment of the United States of America. In 1791, the slave revolt in what is now Haiti and the Dominican Republic began in earnest and ultimately concluded in 1804. The final extrusion of the French represented the second successful revolution in the Western hemisphere and the first successful slave rebellion. Amidst this turbulence, the former slave Henry Christophe (1767-1820) triumphed and declared himself King of the Northern and Western regions of this Caribbean Island. King Henry, despite his despotism, envisioned a nation governed by law honoring the rights of man. These goals sought to unite the diverse racial population of the largest slave importer in the New World. Striving to derive the best of English and French law, Henry declared himself King. Following the 1811 Constitution of Faith (4/6/1811), he created a nobility (see ARMORIAL OF HAITI, 2005 for the reproduction of 92 coats of arms assigned to the newly created nobility – see also the two woodcuts, this volume.). The King charged the nobility with the creation of laws to govern with the Compte de Limonade, Le Secretaire d’Etat, Ministre des Affaires Estrangeres, signing the ORDONNANCE DU ROI on behalf of Henry (3 pp). CONTENTS: DISCOURS (IV pp); LOI CEVILLE (328 pp); LOI DE COMMERCE (47 pp); LOI SUR LES PRISES (16 pp); LOI DUR LA PROCEDURE CIVILE (pp 110); LOI CRIMINELLE, CORRECTIONNELLE ET DE POLICE (16 + 2 pp); LOI SUR LA PRCEDURE CRIMINELLE (pp 75); LOI CONCERNAT LA CULTURE (pp 32); LOI MILITAIRE (pp 112); LOI PENALE MILITAIRE-followed by selected names of the peers created by King Henry – (pp 27); EDIT DU ROI – the armorial device of the nation serves as a headpiece to this edict and to the title page and TABLE DES MATIERES (XIX pp). This copy inscribed from “??Thom’s to B. L. Lear.” on the half title. Benjamin Lear’s father, Tobias Lear, was dispatched to Santo Domingo in 1805 and was suspiciously received (In the midst of ceaseless conflict and constant rebellion, the King ended his life by putting a silver bullet through his brain). King Henry served as the model for the Emperor Jones in the play authored by Eugene O’Neil. Henri Christophe is, as well, the subject of Derek Walcott’s book of the same title. A partial collation and description of this book are found at the Boston Public Library. In a 2007 e-mail, the Boston Public Library concluded that the three other copies of this book cited in holdings in libraries worldwide could not be found, leaving the Boston Public Libraries’ copy the sole survivor. A book of great rarity and the highest importance regarding the second republic created in the New World. CONDITION: Almost fine, as noted. 9-98692 (4,000-8,000)

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2016
$86,250.00

IMPORTANT AND RARE EUROPEAN PILOT CHART BOOK. The cardboard leather spine cover inscribed in pen “No-109 Ichabod Goodwin Portsmouth” (Governor New Hampshire, 1859-1861; Owner of ships and railway). The cover having an engraved glued on title page “The European Pilot on fifteen sheets…Boston Printed & Sold by Wm Norman Book Seller & Stationer Price 6 dollars”. The book containing six charts which are attached to the binding as listed on the front cover and as follows: 1) A Chart of the North Sea from the Forelands to North Bergen…” by Captain James Thompson, Boston, Published and sold by J. Norman Engraver, originally Osgood Carleton (no date). 2) A Hydrographic Survey of the North and St. Georges Channel by Capt. Joseph Huddart in 1789, Boston, Published and sold by J. Norman, originally Osgood Carleton. 3) New chart of the Coast of Spain and Portugal from Cape Penas to the Streights of Gibraltar. Drawn chiefly from the observations of Mons. De Fleurieu, made by order of the French Government in the ship Isis in 1768 and 1769, Boston, published and sold by J. Norman, originally Osgood Carleton. 4)The New Chart of the Mediterranean Sea. London published, Boston republished and resold by W. Norman, book and chart seller (no date). 5) A Chart of the British Channel by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King with numerous improvements and emendations to the year 1788, Boston published and sold by J. Norman, originally Osgood Carleton. 6) New and Improved Mercator’s Chart of the Bay of Biscay made from a late survey taken by order of the national convention, London published, Boston republished Wm. Norman, book and chart seller (no date). SIZE: Book: 21-3/4″ x 13-1/2″. 1) 28-3/4″ x 39″. 2) 33″ x 41″ with attached smaller map being 9″ x 13″. 3) 48″ x 21-1/2″. 4) 33″ x 63″. 5) 21-1/2″ x 49″. 6) 41″ x 33″. CONDITION: 1) No tears, stains, very good. 2) One small 3″ tear at top of fold, otherwise very good. 3) Bottom edge with some curling and minor losses. 4) Very good. 5) Some very light spot stains, otherwise very good. 6) Very good. 9-97957 (5,000-15,000)

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2017
$1,840.00

BLUNT’S AMERICAN COAST PILOT. New York: Blunt, (n.d.). SEVENTH EDITION. A handsome copy in full polished tree calf, the red and gold spine label bright and fine, some adhesions front, rear and spine, should polish nicely. Occasional water stains to the upper quarter of last hundred leaves. With the bkplt of Benjamin Lincoln Lear laid in. Bold wood cut advertisement to front paste down dated June, 1812 and the rear paste down with a printed ad of the same date. Complete with four leaves of ads with appealing wood cuts. Some foxing throughout, including the plates. The ten single-page and five folding charts without loss, with the exception of a ragged edge far below the chart of Long Island Sound. Most charts dated 1809. CONDITION: As noted 9-97999 (500-750)

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2017A
$9,487.50

EARLY MAPS AND VIEWS WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI. James, Edward. ACCOUNT OF AN EXPEDITION FROM PITTSBURGH TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. Phila: Carey and Lea, 1822. Small folio, atlas volume only. Significant water stains to the prelims and title page. Original boards and label, chips with loss to spine and significant stains to boards front and rear. Both double-page maps without stains or loss, pleasingly time toned, the outlines and borders crisp. Complete with all tissue-guarded plates, minor marginal foxing to the plates with the exception of plate 5 with notable water stains to the margins only. The color plate with two tiny, negligible specks. The two-page vertical sections with minor foxing to lower center margin. James was the expedition surgeon for the 3rd mission of discovery following Lewis & Clark and Pike. Indeed, Pike’s Peak was initially named for James. Howes J-41. CONDITION: As noted 9-97958 (1,500-2,000)

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2018
$1,035.00

ATLASES AND VALENTINE’S NEW YORK MANUALS. MITCHELL’S NEW GENERAL ATLAS. The 1887 edition, the condition of the maps vary from very good to torn and stained. Not collated. WITH: RAND, MACNALLY & CO.’S UNIVERSAL ATLAS OF THE WORLD. 1893 edition. Maps generally very good to fine. Not collated. WITH: A folio London edition of THE DIADEM. Circa 1865, many steel engravings, most water stained, some staining to the images. Laid in is a well accomplished black wash of Mercury? unsigned. WITH: Five mid 19th Century editions of Valentine’s MANUAL OF NEW YORK. CONDITION: Not collated, but most of the color plates and plans very good to fine. Octavo, all bindings very rough. 9-98693 (500-750)

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2019
$1,610.00

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF ICHABOD GOODWIN, FORMERLY GOVERNOR OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. Eight books in various degrees of completeness. Laid in is a CDV of Ichabod Goodwin and two letters (unexamined). Also included is a ship’s log book with dates beginning 1815. Locations include New Orleans, Liverpool, Charleston, and Portsmouth. Clearly legible throughout. A second “petty ledger” concerns itself, in part, with the Portsmouth Whaling Company. These entries are dated 1832. In Octavo, full leather (very dry) is an 1818 MASONICK MELODIES. Published in Boston by Luke Eastman. The text and musical notation very good with uniform time, toning and occasional foxing. CONDITION: As noted. 9-98696 (750-1,000)

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2020
$747.50

BOOKS FROM THE DECATUR FAMILY LIBRARY. Books in this lot are signed and/or have the bookplate of Stephen Decatur. Burges, the HONORABLE TRISTAM. Boston: Mussey, 1839. FIRST EDITION, 12mo, original boards. Some foxing throughout but an acceptable copy of this account of the controversy between Elliot (Perry’s second in command) and Admiral Oliver Hazzard Perry. The claims and counter claims went on for some 30 years. Of significant interest are the diagrams charting the movements of the schooner Scorpion during the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. WITH: HISTORICAL LITERARY AND ARTISTICAL TRAVELS IN ITALY. By M. Valery. Paris: 1852. Half leather (very good, 8vo.). The large folding map of Italy (dated 1839) is hand colored and outlined but is foxed with a clean tear where the map is attached to the gutter. WITH: VILLETTE by Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte). New York: Harper Bros., 1853. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Occasional light foxing, crown chipped but complete, the spine a bit faded. This is Charlotte Bronte’s last novel. The novel is complete including the ads at end. WITH: Claver’s, Mary, A NEW HOME-WHO WILL FOLLOW? New York/Boston: 1839. FIRST EDITION of Howe’s K-184. Complete with leaf of ads at rear. And about 10 other books in various stages of condition and completeness. CONDITION: As noted. 9-98694 (500-1,000)

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2021
$373.75

BOOKS FROM THE DECATUR FAMILY LIBRARY. Including several of nautical and naval interest. About 25 books in various degrees of condition and completeness including a 1794 ENGLISH PHYSICIAN ENLARGED by Nick Culpepper. From the library of Maria Decatur; Robert Hawkers, THE SAILOR PILGRIM. London, in very rough condition and an 1869 New York edition of THE UGLY DUCK by Hans Christian Andersen. 16mo, illustrated, a very good copy. CONDITION: As noted. 9-98695 (500-750)

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2022
$1,265.00

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF STEPHEN DECATUR. Seven books of nautical interest including REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE UNIFORM OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS etc., (1897) with numerous color litho plates; Kemps’ A MANUAL OF YACHT AND BOAT SAILING London: 1880. Small folio in poor condition but with many diagrams; SKETCHES OF NAVAL LIFE…SHORES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN…FROM THE BRANDYWINE AN D CONSTITUTION FRIGATES authored by a “Civilian” (G. W. Blagden) in 1829, published in New Haven. Small Octavo, two volumes (complete) the large folding map of the Mediterranean Sea in fine condition but significant damage to spine and boards. The folding map in volume II equally fine. We believe this to be a presentation copy with the later ownership signature of Stephen Decatur dated in 1903. WITH: An early issue of Mark Twain’s A TRAMP ABROAD (1880, with the “Moses” caption to the front plate, a rough copy). WITH: CORBESIER’S PRINCIPLES OF SQUAD INSTRUCTION FOR THE BROADSWORD. Phila: 1869. Complete with the ten plates but with some water stains and discoloration to boards front and rear with the signature “Stephen Decatur”. WITH: Two late 19th Century manuscript account books for SONS OF THE REVOLUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. Stephen Decatur was the treasurer for this organization. WITH: THE TWIN SEVENSHOOTERS. A presentation copy accompanied by a TLS by the author Charles F. Manderson. A good copy. WITH: A seventh edition of THE WHITE MOUNTAIN GUIDE BOOK. The frontice map fine, the large folding map with foxing, tears, etc. and with the signature of W. B. Decatur, Kittery Point, Maine. With about seven others. CONDITION: Varying degrees of condition and completeness. This lot should be examined. 9-98697 (500-1,000)

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2023
$805.00

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON STORER – UNITED STATES NAVY. Bohn’s HAND-BOOK OF WASHINGTON. 12mo, decorative covers (minor soiling), the large folding map quite clean with a short stress tear along the lower right fold. Published in 1856. WITH: MANUAL EXERCISE OF BROADSIDE GUNS. US NAVY: 1873. 16mo, boss present but catch missing, full red leather, stained. With an inscription dated “Pallaero Peru” dated “April 27, 1874”. Includes as well the drill for pivot guns. WITH: REPORT OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCK MOUNTAINS. House issue 1845. with two folding maps and plans, two one-page maps and plans, and 19 plates. Missing the large map. WITH: BRACKENRIDGE’S VOYAGE TO SOUTH AMERICA. Baltimore: 1819. Two volumes octovo in leather with stress to hinges and some peeling. Foxing and water stains but minimally so, apparently missing the folding map. WITH: Four leather-bound copies of various issues of ELLIOT’S DEBATES. WITH: Five volumes (in original boards) of AMERICAN STATE PAPERS. (1801-1806; 1806-1808; 1808-1809; 1809-1811 & 1811-1815). Nice looking copies with some loss to the crown of the 1801-1806 volume and the 1806-1808 volume. WITH: Five-volume ELOQUENCE OF THE UNITED STATES. Middleton: 1827. Complete, in original boards with loose hinges but the spine labels intact. WITH: Five additional volumes including an incomplete copy of Emory’s NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNOISSANCE (Senate issue) – the folding map definitely absent. This lot notable for the signature of Storer in each volume. CONDITION: As noted 9-98698 (750-1,000)

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2024
$230.00

THE MARY STORER COPY OF SCOTT’S FAMILY BIBLE. THE HOLY BIBLE. Phila: Dickinson, (printer), 1811. This is Woodward’s second American from the second London edition. With Mary Storer’s signature to the title page of each of the five volumes. Folios, full tree calf, with bright red spine labels and bright black volume numbers, five raised bands. Nicks and gouges to upper right spine of volume II and some minor flaking and discoloration to boards front and rear. Volumes I, III, & IV slightly darker than volumes II & V, but still a striking shelf presentation. Evidence of removal of a book plate or some such other matter from the front paste downs. There is one page of the family record completed, beginning with the death of Samuel Storer who died on 10/30/15 “In the afternoon in the 63 year of his age.” CONDITION: as noted 9-98699 (500-1,000)

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2025
$460.00

LOT OF NINE BOOKS FROM ASSORTED LIBRARIES. Including 1) Vol. II Memoirs of the Bloomsgrove Family by Enos Hitchcock, 1790 having a Benjamin Lincoln Lear bookplate, also inserted is a 6″ x 3-1/2″ hand colored engraving titled “Thomas Chapman Schoolmaster”. On reverse is hand written “William Smith William Richards Falmouth”. 2) Leather bound book “The Idler” second vol., 1810 with a bookplate of Hugh W. Diamond. The text having a curious cipher annotations on almost every page with underlying phrases having off to the side the first letter of each word in a continuous new word. 3) First edition “Illustrations of Political Economy No. III” by Harriet Martineau, 1832. 4) “The Deformed Transformed, A Drama Paris, 1824”. 5) “The Court and City Register 1794, London”. 6) “The Traveler’s Pocketbook” 23rd Edition, 18th Century. 7 & 8) Two volume set “Retrospect of Western Travel” by Harriet Martineau, 1838. 9) “The Oriental Annual” or “Scenes in India”, London, 1836 with 22 engravings after original drawings by William Daniell. CONDITION: Books show use, generally intact. 9-98704 (400-600)

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2026
$1,437.50

BOOKS FROM THE STORER-PHIILBRICK LIBRARY. Approximately 80 volumes. Numerous volumes signed by family members. Condition varies and this lot should be examined. Predominantly mid to late 19th century. Some odd volumes. Both fiction and non-fiction, a few books of nautical interest, an acceptable copy of GOOD’S AMERICAN FISHES (the 1888 edition with the color plate by Denton). WITH: Three chess books (good only condition) two authored by Franklin K. Young and THE MINOR TACTICS OF CHESS by both Young and Howell. A copy of Sullivan’s HISTORY OF THE DISTRICT OF MAINE. Published in 1795, but missing the map. A collection of sheet music with several of the titles illustrated (one in color). CONDITION: Please examine; condition and completeness vary. 9-98700 (750-1,000)

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2027
$862.50

BOOKS OF MILITARY AND OTHER INTERESTS FROM VARIOUS LIBRARIES. The two-volume FIELD OF MARS. London: 1781, in very rough condition but the plates, plans, and maps generally very good including “A CHART OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN EXHIBITING THE SEAT OF WAR BOTH IN EUROPE AND AMERICA”. This map dated 8/26/1780. WITH: Three editions of THE NAVAL HOWITZER ASHORE. New York: 1865 (2 copies) and 1866 (water stained). All with black and white plates, some folding. WITH: Two leather-bound copies of THE MILITARY AND NAVAL MAGAZINE. The issues of 1835 and 1836. Well bound with some foxing. WITH: A REGISTER OF SHIPS EMPLOYED IN THE SERVICE OF THE HON. UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY. London: 1800. Tears and some loss to the folding table to the 1803-1804 season. The table for 1805-1806 in better condition. 16mo, bound in leather, good only. WITH: Two biographies of Stephen Decatur. The first is the 1848 work by Mackenzie (Howe’s M-136), in the original cloth (faded). This is a volume in the Library of American Biography. THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF STEPHEN DECATUR. Published in 1822, the book is in good only condition with significant foxing. CONDITION: With about 20 other books in various degrees of condition and completeness, requiring personal examination. 9-98701 (1,000-1,500)

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2028
$7,015.00

GROUP OF SIX OLD CARTE DE VISITE ALBUMS. The various albums filled with carte de visite. Many of the images are identified below in pencil. Photos include Charles Dickens, Admiral Bailey, Ulysses S. Grant, an interesting early paper photographic political piece “For President Honorable John C. Breckenridge of Kentucky Published by Henry F. Granger & Co. 13 Washington St. Boston”; an image of Colfax, Secretary Seward, Robert E. Lee, General John Sedgewick, Benjamin Franklin Butler, General Hugh Kilpatrick, General Joseph Hooker, Samuel Francis Dupont, David D. Farragut, General John W. Sprague, President Andrew Johnson. One album contains members General Zeals Bates Tower, General William T. Sherman, General Hugh J. Kilpatrick, John A. B. Dalgrin (Union Rear Admiral), General Ulysses S. Grant, President Andrew Johnson, President Abraham Lincoln & son, Alvin Wendell Holmes and many, many more. Over 100 images in all (some are images of engravings or paintings). CONDITION: Albums themselves in generally poor condition, images are generally good. 9-97983 (400-800)

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2029
$1,725.00

SIX PIECES PERTAINING TO ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY. 1) Membership certificate to the Naval Library and Institute. “At a stated meeting of the Naval Library and Institute held on the 30 day of Sept. 1871 Lt. Cmdr. George Dewey, USN was duly elected an annual member”. The certificate having an engraving of ships in Boston Harbor by J H Bufford after a painting by Robert Salmon. 2) Leather bound book “Floating Dry Docks” with presentation binding “Admiral George Dewey, USN”. Inside inscribed “To Admiral George Dewey” with the inclusion of two calling cards from Mr. Sven Anderson and Mr. Frederick W. Wood (President Maryland Steel Co.). Edited by Sven Anderson and published by the Maryland Steel Co., 1907. 3) Book: Admiral Dewey and Manila Campaign inscribed inside “Stephen Decatur, June 1949 given me by the Naval Historical Foundation of which I am a member”. 4) Book: The Dewey Reception, New York, 1899. A book of 980 portraits and views. 5) Book: “The Romance of Prince Eugene” by Albert Pulitzer, 1895 inscribed “George Dewey, Manila, 1899”. 6) Photograph album inscribed on inside “A Merry Xmas to Admiral George Dewey from Your Faithfully? 1899. The album includes photographs of Dewey and crews along with interior shots, men at dining table, men at station, men doing chores, exterior shots of the ship entering New York Harbor, ship proceeding past Grant’s tomb, 25 double sided pages total. SIZE: 1) Sight: 16-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. 2) 9-1/2″ x 6-1/4″. 3) 10″ x 7″. 4) 13″ x 9-1/2″. 5) 8-1/2″ x 6″. 6) 7-1/2″ x 11”. CONDITION: 1) Foxing, good. 2) Binding shows only slight use, otherwise very good. 3) Good. 4) Some stains, shows use. 5) Binding in poor condition. 6) Binding broken, photographs are very good. 9-97984 (300-500)

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2030
$4,600.00

APPROXIMATELY 35 EARLY PAMPHLETS AND BOOKLETS. A number of them bearing the name George W. Storer, U.S.N. An example of some of these include “Regulations for the Uniform and Dress of the Navy of the United States, 1841”; “Regulations of the Federal Fire Society of Portsmouth, 1854” and 1826; “Cutlass Drill”; “Boat Signals for the U.S. European Squadron”; “Rules of the Navy Department, 1832”; “Geographical Memoir Upon Upper California in Illustration of his map of Oregon and California by John Charles Freemont, 1848” (no map); Correspondence between the late Commodore Stephen Decatur and Commodore James Barron, 1820 (Barron killed Commodore Stephen Decatur in a duel); “Court of Inquiry held at the Navy Yard Brooklyn, NY upon Captain James Barron of the United States Navy in May 1821”; “Case of the Somers Mutiny, 1843”; A memorial for Commodore Stephen Decatur dated November 24, 1849; “An Imposter Detected or an Exposure of the Calumnies and False Hoods of Vincent Molte on the Character of Thomas Shields, New Orleans, 1815”; plus many more. CONDITION: Varies, generally good. 9-98739 (500-1,000)

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2031
$9,775.00

GEORGE WASHINGTON & HENRY KNOX, DS. 1p., dbl. fo. Certificate of Membership in the Society of Cincinnati signed in blank, said to have been sent by Henry Knox, Secretary of the Society to William Eustis, Governor of Massachusetts, and head of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Cincinnati. Accompanying this lot is a book “Members of the Society of Cincinnati” by William Sturgis Thomas M.D. dated 1929. CONDITION: Fine condition; signatures of Washington and Knox slightly light (but not faded). The book is in fair condition with fading and staining on the cover. 9-97900 (4,000-6,000)

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2032
$1,150,000.00
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EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT BATTLE OF YORKTOWN MAP EXECUTED BY JEAN BAPTISTE GOUVION ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 29, 1781. There can be no military battle more important in the history of our nation than that of the Battle of Yorktown. As a result of the combined American and French forces under siege attach that the British were defeated and the ultimate surrender on October 19, 1781 to General George Washington. Ten days after the battle Lieutenant Colonels Jean Baptiste Gouvion prepared this detailed battle map of the siege of Yorktown. Gouvion, the son of a Royal Administrator, on January 25, 1777 was given leave of absence from his military position in France to go to America. He was one of the four French military engineers sent to American in response to a special request of the US Congress. On February 13, 1777 he was appointed Major of Engineers and on the 17 of November, 1777 was promoted to Lt. Colonel. Gouvion worked with du Portal on planning and developing the fortifications at West Point in 1780. He also built the redoubt at Verplancks Point and also took part in the historic and epic Yorktown campaign of August thru September 1781. On the 16th of November he was brevetted Colonel and later returned to France. He officially retired from the U.S. Continental Army October 10, 1783 and returned to the French military service where on June 11, 1792 during the battle of the French Revolution he was killed at Maubeuge. According to information provided to us from the National Archives in Annapolis, Maryland a copy of a facsimile of a similar map exists and resides in their collection and further information about Gouvion is documented in their text ““Washington’s Official Map of Yorktown”. They state “Gouvion’s achievements won the following long testimonial from Washington at the end of the Virginia Campaign”. “I feel the highest pleasure in rendering justice to the distinguished military talents of Lt. Colonel Gouvion and his indefatigable perseverance and the most valuable service-his decisive judgment and spirit of enterprise have been conspicuous on all occasions-particularly in the late siege of New York-where the opening of the trenches-the commencement of the second parallel-a very important lodgment in two the enemy works that were carried sword in hand, and their connection with our attacks-were committed to him-and executed under the orders with that energy and precision which constitutes the great engineer.” “As the map of Yorktown shows by the signature affixed, Gouvion was the person responsible for the content of the map, although the actual drafting was presumably the work of a draftsman in the engineer unit. The map was drawn in black ink on a sheet about 38” x 29” in a size made up of several irregular pieces of paper. According to the explanation in the lower left corner, the British works were colored in red and those are the French and American in yellow but if the red color was used no traces of it remains. On the whole the original is in fair condition, although there are several holes in the paper that effect some words in the explanation and the interrupt slightly the representation of some of the siege works on the American right. The scale of the original measures about 1-5/8” to 200 yards or about 370 feet to 1 inch or about 1..4440. (The paper is slightly displaced at the 400 yard mark from a tear). On a large scale the map embraced the entire area of the siege works around Yorktown and shows the British defenses across the river at Gloucester as well. Around Yorktown the British works are presumably based on the more complete survey that it was possible to make after the surrender. The details of the American and French works are described in explanation which give a precise description of the siege and relates the point involved to their representation on the map”.” Our, unlike the facsimile at the National Archives is in appreciably better condition. The scale of the map is somewhat smaller and our map shows only the siege side of the river. As with the facsimile it consists of three sheets of paper laid together. The depiction is meticulously done and as the original instructions state and unlike the National Archive copy, our retains the original red coloring marking the British works and the yellow coloring marking the French and American positions. To the right is a legend with details of the phases of the siege and is called “Planned Figure of the Attacks of York and Virginia but the Allied Army of the American and France Commands by his Excellency General Washington, his Excellency Le Count Rachambeau, commanding the French Army. The 28th of September the allied army arrived before York and found the enemy in the possession of the works marked “AAA”. The night of the 29 to the 30 the enemy evacuated these posts, the opening of the trenches was made from the 6th to the 7th. “BBB” the first parallel with its communications begun as above and completed the night following. The Battery’s of the parallel were commenced from the 7th to the 8th. The 9th in the afternoon, some Battery’s were able to fire and in the morning of the 10th they were all opened. The night of the 11th-12th, the second parallel with its communications “KKKK” in the direction of CD was undertaken and finished in the course of the succeeding day and night. The 13th, the battery’s of the second parallel were commended, the _? ef of the first parallel continued to fire upon the two works, “G” and “H”. The night of the 14th and 15th the two works “G” and “H” were carried, fixed in sword in hand by Baron Deviomenil Marched of Camp and Major General Marquis de Lafayette the lodgment effect and the second parallel continued as far as those works and the communications “IIII” were made. The 17th, some of the battery’s of the second parallel commenced their fire the same day Lord Cornwallis sent to offer terms. Took the enemies works are colored with red, there of the allied army with yellow. While the facsimile at the National Archives is not nearly in as good condition as this example it is larger and depicts a wider area of the terrain. Ours is approximately 24” h w 13-1/2” h. It is not known how many of these maps were made, obviously precious few. As a result of extensive research, we were unable to find any information regarding any other example in existence other than the one referenced in the National Archives. It is likely this version was either made for Washington himself because it is a well known fact that Tobias Lear was in possession and handled Washington’s private papers upon his death. It could also be that this was acquired by Tobias Lear at the time that Gouvion executed it. In any case, it is an absolutely extraordinary historic document which has unquestionably descended either from Washington’s’ or at the very least Washington’s aid de camp to present day. It is difficult to envision a more important military map in the history of warfare in this country (our catalogers are grateful to the staff of the OSHER Map Library at the University of Southern Maine, particularly Dr. Matthew Edney for directing us to source material on these maps. Even the OSHER Map Library despite the extraordinary expansive collection does not have an example of this exceedingly rare Govion map). There are indeed other maps that have been made of Yorktown long after the siege but to our knowledge and all of our research, this is the earliest and first map ever executed and also done by Lt. Colonel Gouvion who was actually there and took part in the siege itself and as such is far more important than any other maps done long after the siege. SIZE: 13-1/2″ x 24″. CONDITION: Generally very good. There are breaks on the creases of the fold and as a result the first line in the text is extremely difficult to read. Otherwise the breaks do not create a serious problem. 9-97901 (5,000-50,000)

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2033
$120,750.00

GEORGE WASHINGTON, ALS, TO HIS NEPHEW GEORGE AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON. 4 full, closely written pages, 4to Mt. Vernon, Oct 25, 1786 to his nephew George Austine Washington. An absolutely extraordinary letter in which Washington speaks of family issues and stated that his nephew can expect to inherit a significant parcel of land and suggests he “seat the negroes which Colo. Bassett has promised you, upon that part of the tract, on which Samuel Johnson formerly lived”. intending them to prepare and build upon it for his nephew’s future residence. Also Washington writes “if Mrs. Washington should survive me there is a moral certainty of my dying without issue, and should I be the longest liver, the matter in my opinion is almost as certain; for whilst I retain the reasoning faculties I shall never marry a girl; and it is not probable that I should have children by a woman of an age suitable to my own, should I be disposed to enter into a second marriage.” NOTE: This probably came into the possession of Tobias Lear through his marriage to the widow of George Augustine Washington, Frances Bassett Washington. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97919 (40,000-60,000)

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2034
$46,000.00

GEORGE WASHINGTON ADS, 3 pp. on two leaves, sm. fo., February 10, 1787. “Articles of Agreement…between Edward Williams…and George Washington” for the sale of a parcel of 90 acres of land. Mentioned in the terms of sale to Washington are thirty pounds currency money of Virginia, 130 pounds of tobacco as well as the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against Williams by Washington. The acquisition of this property appears to be part of the ongoing expansion and improvement of Washington’s plantation at Mt. Vernon to which he dedicated his energies after the Revolutionary War. This is a rare document fully written in Washington’s handwriting including several scarce written examples of Washington’s full name, “George Washington”. Signed by George Washington, Edward Williams, with his mark, with two papered red wax seals, also signed by nephew, George Augustine Washington and cousin Lund Washington, manager of the estate during Washington’s wartime service. CONDITION: Fine. 9-97918 (25,000-40,000)

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2034A
$1,380.00

TWO LETTERS: ELIZABETH WASHINGTON TO TOBIAS LEAR, ALS 1p. 4to, September 5, 1795, AND ANOTHER WASHINGTON FAMILY MEMBER LETTER. A charming note advising Tobias Lear that “Mr. Washington” would provide him with the use of a horse named Short during his stay “up the country”. Elizabeth Washington was the only sister of George Washington to survive to adulthood. The second letter dated October 25, 1795 requests a delivery of an attached letter and signed “Lau. Washington”, presumably Laurence Washington, one of George Washington’s nephews. CONDITION: Very good condition. 9-97918-1 (300-500)

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2035
$74,750.00

TRUE COPY OF TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE BEY OF TRIPOLI, SIGNED BY JOEL BARLOW, AGENT & CONSUL GENERAL AND THE BEY OF TRIPOLI. Jan 3, 1797, in English and Arabic, 32 pps., 14-3/4 x 5-7/8, bound. Together with agreement to deliver to the Bashaw Bey various items including 12,000 Spanish dollars plus eleven further items including 50 bolts of canvas. As well as the following items delivered to American Captain O’Brien: 40,000 Spanish Dollars, 13 watches of gold…5 rings of which three of diamonds 1 of sapphire…4 caftans of brocade. Signed by Barlow & Hassen Bashaw Dey of Algiers. Tripoli Nov 21, 1796 Signed Jussef Bashaw Bey. An extraordinary manuscript seldom encountered except in official State Department Archives. SIZE: Bound book is 14-3/4″ x 5-7/8″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97907 (5,000-10,000)

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2036
$46,000.00

TOBIAS LEAR, LS. ALGIERS, APRIL 22, 1808 PETITION TO THE DEY OF ALGIERS. 3pp., sm. fo. Algiers, April 22, 1808, in French. Petition to the Dey of Algiers regarding protection of consuls & families. A fascinating and important document regarding abuse suffered at the hands of the Dey of Algiers Achmet Pasha, on “…the 25th last of March, Mr. Ulrich, captain of Vessels, Consul General of Denmark, having just spoken very friendly to the Dey, in the name of his King, had been held in the middle of the palace of the Regency by some guards, dragged ignominiously in the galleys, confined with 60 pounds of chains and condemned to do slave labor…”. Signed by agents of seven nations; The United States of America, Great Britian, France, Denmark, Spain, Italy & Holland. CONDITION: Fine condition. 97907-1 (3,500-5,000)

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2037
$57,500.00

THOMAS JEFFERSON, ALS. 1 full page, 4to, with address leaf franked by Jefferson to Tobias Lear, June 19, 1813, Monticello. With fascinating content on several subjects. First recounting that the Dey of Algiers and stating that probably little can be accomplished with him until “We have peace with England…but then I would, at any expense, hunt him from the ocean. A Navy equal to that object we should ever keep.” “I sincerely congratulate you on the profession of a son …As you intend him for the bar, I know no state in the Union now superior to Maryland in that science. In the hours of relaxation from this laborious study, (which ought to be at least half the hours of study)…information with the auxiliary sciences of history, ethics, politics, and to cultivate the imagination, and chasten style & taste by Poetry, and it’s kindred arts of Oratory & Rhetoric. I presume he has at College laid a decent foundation of Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, & perhaps of Nat.l history.” An extraordinary letter in which Jefferson speaks of the necessity of a navy, the State of Maryland being the best place for Lear’s son to stand for the bar, and describes in detail his concept of a good education. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97916 (5,000-10,000)

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2038
$31,050.00

THOMAS JEFFERSON, ALS. 1p., 4to, Philadelphia Nov 5, 1793 to Mr. Cathalan American Vice-Consul in Marseilles. A letter of recommendation for Tobias Lear visiting “such parts of Europe as he supposes may furnish him either articles or connections in the mercantile line useful for his position. He is well known as late Secretary to President Washington, & I can further assure you he is a person of great understanding, direction, activity & of the utmost perfect integrity…” CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-97908 (3,000-5,000)

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2039
$35,650.00

THOMAS JEFFERSON (AS PRESIDENT) & JAMES MADISON (AS SEC. OF STATE), DS. 1 p., dbl. fo. vellum. Washington Nov 18, 1803 with papered, red wax seal of the United States, Appointment of Tobias Lear as Consul General for the City and Kingdom of Algiers. CONDITION: Very fine condition, including seal. 9-97906 (2,000-3,000)

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2040
$47,150.00

THOMAS JEFFERSON, ALS. 1p., 4to Philadelphia Nov 5, 1793 to Mr. Grand. A letter of recommendation for Tobias Lear. CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-97915 (3,000-5,000)

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2041
$2,875.00

COPY, IN A SECRETARIAL HAND, WITH SECRETARIAL SIGNATURE, sm. fo. April 14, 1806. From President Thomas Jefferson to the Senate and House of Representatives regarding an incident involving the seizure of a Tunisian ship in the bay of Tunis during the blockade and the rebuffed attempts to establish a treaty of peace with the Bey of Tripoli. It is stated that the refusal of the Bey to agree to terms amounted to “a threat of war”. CONDITION: Fine. 9-97905 (500-1,000)

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2042
$28,750.00

JAMES MADISON, ALS. 1/2 p., 4to, one p., Washington, July 9, 1814 with address leaf franked by Madison, to Tobias Lear offering him a vacancy on the office of the Accountant to the Dept. of War. Lear notes “offer declined” July 17, 1814. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97913 (800-1,200)

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2043
$4,370.00

JAMES MADISON, ALS TO WILLIAM EUSTIS, GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS. 1p., 4to Washington Nov 1, 1813. Concerning a circular to the consuls and commercial agents of the Unites States. Accompanied by a typeset circular on the subject. Hand signed by James Madison. CONDITION: Letter of transmittal in fine condition, except broken at folds. 9-97914 (750-1,500)

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2044
$24,150.00

MARTHA WASHINGTON, ALS IN THE HANDWRITING OF TOBIAS LEAR. 1p., 4to, Mt. Vernon December 31,1799 to Pres. John Adams. In spite of her own feelings on the matter Mrs. Washington agrees to the request of Congress to have George Washington’s body interred in the Capitol building. (The plan was not carried out and Pres. Washington was interred at Mt.Vernon). CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-97911 (1,500-2,500)

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2045
$12,075.00

TOBIAS LEAR ALS 1-1/2 PAGE 4TO MT. VERNON JANUARY 1ST, 1800. In this letter to President John Adams, Lear thanks Adams and his wife for their condolences for the loss. The President, with Congress, had made a request to move Washington’s body and have it deposited in a tomb there in Washington. “After a severe struggle, Mrs. Washington has yielded to the request made by Congress, as you will find from her letter.”. He goes on to state that having lived with Washington for some forty years, the only thing she has to look forward to is that her remains be deposited in the same tomb as his. Lear states “consent to an act which possibly, might deprive her”. He goes on to say “I have ventured to give her the firmest assurance of my belief that the removal of the General’s Body would not deprive her of this consolation, which is so dear to a mind affected like her’s.”. He makes it very clear to Adams that while she consents to have Washington’s body moved to the tomb, it is with the understanding that with her demise she can be interred with Washington. Of course the plan was not carried out and Washington was interred at Mt. Vernon. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97910 (1,000-2,000)

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2046
$2,012.50

J.W. CRACK, ALS. 1-1/2pps., 8vo, April 20, 1790 to Mrs. Washington at Mt. Vernon stating that “I think it probable that Maria is going to have the measles” with detailed suggestion for treatment. CONDITION: Large blank area torn from address leaf; otherwise very good. 9-97909 (500-750)

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2047
$12,075.00

WILLIAM WINSTANLEY, ALS. 2pps., small folio, New York December 23, 1799 to Tobias Lear stating that he is, “preparing to paint a full length portrait of the late general Washington…to determine his likeness as correctly as possible, I have lately purchased the original head painted from life by Stuart…but in order to give a just resemblance of figure likewise, it is necessary that I have a model. I therefore request the use of one of his suits if velvet…” Winstanley then states that “If however it should be necessary to acquaint Mrs. Washington with this request, and the mentioning of it deemed improper, I shall feel contented to relinquish the object contemplated by it altogether…” Winstanley states that if the suit can be obtained it should be sent by mail to “the care of Gen. Hamilton…the oldest is as fit for my purpose as the newest.” Marvin Sadik, the former director of The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, is among those who believe (on stylistic grounds) that the full length oil of Washington in the East Room of The White House is by Winstanley, and not by Gilbert Stuart. CONDITION: The letter is in good condition and complete, but broken on quarter folds. 9-97912 (1,500-2,500)

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2048
$862.50

MAJ. GEORGE AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON, MT. VERNON APRIL 1, 1792 TO TOBIAS LEAR. A letter from the nephew of George Washington to Tobias Lear discussing their health and their re-acquaintance, and other personal topics. Together with letter of introduction from Bushrod Washington to Lear, 1p., 4to Alexandria, Nov 22, 1791, introducing Robert Scott a near relation of Mrs. Washington from Great Britain who intends to spend a short time in Philadelphia…a gentleman of very amicable and accomplished manner.” CONDITION: Significant loss to part of the signature of George Augustine Washington at point of seal (the portion separated is beneath the seal). 9-97917 (500-750)

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2049
$8,050.00

GEN. CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY, ALS. 1p., sm. fo. to Tobias Lear, Mt. Vernon Dec. 17, 1799. A short but eloquent letter of condolence for Mrs. Washington “I shall not attempt to express my feelings on this occasion; language cannot describe them. I have lost a friend & father.” CONDITION: Very good condition. 9-97922 (500-1,000)

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2050
$17,825.00

TOBIAS LEAR, ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1803-1805. Lot of five pieces. 40 pp., 8vo. “Of sundries purchased…and shipped on board the U.S. Brig Syren (?), Charles Stewart, Commander…Nov 22, 1803”. Included are a number of gold snuff boxes and gold repeating watches which were subsequently given to various notables including the Bey of Tripoli, the Bey of Tunis, the Bashaw of Tripoli, the Prime Minister of Algiers, the Moorish Secretary of the Bey of Tunis, the Christian Secretary of the Bey of Tunis and others. This account book also deals with yards of cloth material, damask and gold brocade “distributed at Tripoli”; two chests of tea, also articles sent by Richard O’Brien to Joseph L. Cathcart and by him to Tobias Lear. These include a necklace of a hundred pearls valued at twelve hundred dollars and a diamond ring solitaire valued at eight hundred dollars. This account book is accompanied by two invoice books detailing the cost of jewelry and cloth, the first totaling $16,302 and the second $15,903. These account and invoice books are accompanied by two account books detailing construction work costs done on a parcel of land. 1815-16. CONDITION: Good. 9-98649 (5,000-10,000)

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2050A
$12,075.00

“ACCOUNTS TO BE RAISED IN THE BOOKS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES”. 3 pp. folio “The Treasury of the US to be charged with all allowance provisions & made for the Presidt as they may become due” House Expenses” including “Servants Wages & Clothes – all articles consumed in the family – furniture & – purchased or repaired” “Stable Carriages”. A highly interesting document in view of the fact that Washington preferred not to be paid but rather to have his expenses paid by the government. Together with an account of Mr. Lewis salary from May 1, 1789 to March 1, 1791. CONDITION: Fine. 9-98658 (3,000-5,000)

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2050B
$14,375.00
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: This Stephen Decatur letter is the original period “copy” of the original done by his clerk on board the Intrepid.

STEPHEN DECATUR TO COMM. PREBLE. 3pp., 4to. on board the ketch “Intrepid” at sea. Feb. 17, 1804. Concerning his authorized destruction of the Frigate “Philadelphia” in the Harbor of Tripoli on Feb. 16, 1804 “The frigate was moved within half gunshott of the Bashaw’s Castle.” About twenty of the Bashaw’s men were killed. “I inform you I had not a man killed in this affair”. An eloquent and detailed letter about this event also listing the American officer employed destroying the Philadelphia. Including James Lawrence, Joseph Barnbridge and Thomas McDonough. CONDITION: Very good condition. 9-97921 (750-1,250)

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2050C
$2,587.50

FIVE LETTERS FROM GENERAL ROBERT MONTGOMERY TO TOBIAS LEAR. Five letters from General Robert Montgomery, Alicante, Spain dated Dec. 1, 1803 to July 24, 1808 to Tobias Lear. Interesting content frequently detailing French affairs, English military events, some under Gen. Arthur Wellesly, later General Wellington. CONDITION: Good. 9-98654-1, 9-98655 (350-450)

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2050D
$6,325.00

TWELVE MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS TO TOBIAS LEAR. Included are twelve miscellaneous letters to Tobias Lear from Charles D Coxe, Captain Porter, Commodore Morris with interesting content relating to events during the conflict with the Barbary Powers. These letters are mainly dated 1803-1809. CONDITION: Good. 9-98654 (350-350)

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2050E
$51,175.00

COMMODORE WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE LETTERS. All but five in the hand of Bainbridge spanning the period of this and his crew’s imprisonment by the Bashaw of Tripoli. Letters are dated January 14, 1804 through June 11, 1805. A most fascinating group of letters describing his captivity and its privations along with advice to Tobias Lear regarding the strengths and vulnerabilities of his captors. Along with a cordial personal letter of 1813 to Lear. In a letter dated February 8, 1804 Bainbridge gives a vivid description of the battle resulting in the capture of his ship “Philadelphia” and crew. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97927 (3,000-5,000)

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2050F
$27,600.00

SIX IMPORTANT LETTERS FROM COMMODORE EDWARD PREBLE INVOLVING TRIPOLI AND THE WAR. 1) Commodore Edward Preble, 6 ALS 5 4to, 1 large Fo. October 14, 1803 through January 17, 1804 on board USS Constitution; all to Tobias Lear. One citing that the United States and Tripoli are in a state of war. In order to “distress the enemy” he proposes to blockade the port of Tripoli, and asks Tobias Lear to “communicate this information to the government of Algiers” and “the consuls of neutral powers”. 2) Having blockaded Tripoli, Preble sails for Naples where he applies to the King for various cannon which he hopes to use against the Tripolitans and speaks of Capt. O’Brien’s unsuccessful attempts to negotiate with the Bashaw for the release of the Americans and conclude peace talks with Tripoli. He relates how the Emperor of Russia has asked the “Grand Seignior” “to send a Firman Thirther and demand the release of the Americans”. He goes on to state that M. Beaussier the French consul had done nothing to aid the imprisoned Americans although he had said he had. 3) Edward Preble L.S. 2pp 4to, Jan 17, 1804 to Tobias Lear. “On Dec 23rd in sight of Tripoli. I captured a vessel under Turkish colours….She had on board two Tripoline officers of distinction…30 young black women and twelve black boys some belonging to the Bashaw…I hope this capture will enable me to effect the release of some of my countrymen as I have proposed an exchange…it will not do to be too anxious for the ransom of our friends. 4) Together with a copy of this letter…Edward Preble ALS 4pp 4th. Jan 31, 1804. Describing in great detail the treachery of the captain of the captured Turkish vessel regarding American sailors who were made prisoner. (Relates to Preble letter dated Jan 17, 1804 also in this group). He states the prize, (the Turkish ship) has been equipped as a cruiser under the command of Decatur. Also outlining settlement proposals of the Bashaw’s representative, which Preble finds unacceptable. A fascinating letter full of drama and colorful detail. CONDITION: Overall good except the seal tear damaged Preble’s signature. 9-98651 (5,000-10,000)

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2050G
$29,900.00
Revised: 2/3/2010

Correction: The Decatur report is as indicated in the catalog a (period) copy and thus not in his hand.

COMMODORE EDWARD PREBLE’S LETTER RECOUNTING BURNING OF THE PHILADELPHIA ALONG WITH STEPHEN DECATUR’S ACCOUNT. Edward Preble LS 2-1/2 pp Feb 17, 1804 on the “Constitution” detailing the burning of the Philadelphia lead by Captain Decatur without losing a man but killing between twenty and thirty “Tripolines”. A vivid blow by blow recounting the dramatic end of the ship Philadelphia. Together with this letter is a copy of Stephen Decatur’s report of the same incident. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98652 (2,000-3,000)

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2051
$10,925.00

SEVEN LETTERS FROM EDWARD PREBLE TO TOBIAS LEAR. There are seven letters, same ALS, same LS. Sept. 30, 1803 to Dec 22, 1804 to Tobias Lear. Various communications between Preble and Tobias Lear during the campaign against the Barbary Powers. Interesting and detailed content. CONDITION: Generally good. 9-98653 (500-800)

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2052
$24,150.00

RICHARD O’BRIEN, MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK. Sm. 4to, 1801-1804, in two sections. The first 52 pps “U States in act. current on the Annuities with Algiers”. The second 62 pps. “Customs E-C of Algiers, copies from the papers of Richard O’Brien, January 1804”. O’Brien was American Consul General to Algiers 1791-1803. Both sections are highly detailed and fascinating to read. An extraordinary manuscript dealing with an exciting episode in American history. Bound in paper boards. CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-97926 (5,000-10,000)

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2053
$15,525.00

JOHN STORER’S DIARY DEALING WITH THE FIRST PART OF THE EXPEDITION AGAINST LOUISBURG AND CAPE BRETON. 11 pps., 12mo bound in a calf covered blank journal March 8 – April 30, 1745. “put into Portsmouth harbor on March 9 and lodged at General Pepperrills”; March 19th 1745; “Came to sail with several other Transports”; April 5 “brought in a prize french sloop…with ten men”; April 9 “The army mustering on shore”; April 11 “The whole Army on shore on Canso Island.”; April 14 “ye eight great guns were raised up to the fort and ye blockhouse”; April 18 “captn Dunahew & captn Swan took a small french brig”…Generall Pepperrill’s negro Cato being on board; April 20 “ye french and indian prisoners to be kindly taken care of and sent directly to Boston”; April 24 “major Generall Woolcott from Connetticut with Eight Sail of vessells & men came into Canso and Joyned our Forces”; final entry April 30, 1745. A highly detailed account of events which has never been published. CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-97930 (3,000-5,000)

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2054
$4,025.00

CIPHER PAPERS. Almost certainly used by Tobias Lear while he was Consul General in Algiers together with 1 4TO sheet of numbers in Lear’s handwriting. CONDITION: Good. 9-97904 (750-1,250)

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2055
$2,587.50

JOHN PINTARD LS 1P, 4TO AUGUST 24, 1790 TO TOBIAS LEAR. Regarding the request of the Tammany Society to allow Mr. Joseph Wright to paint a portrait of President Washington for the Society. A “Dr. Smith, Grand Sachem of the Tammany Society is directed to wait on the President with the request…”. A highly important letter relating to an important image of Washington. CONDITION: Fine. 9-98641 (750-1,250)

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2056
$1,725.00

ROBERT MORRIS ALS 1-1/2P., OCTOBER 26, 1793. A letter of recommendation for Tobias Lear. CONDITION: Fine. 9-98642 (250-350)

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2057
$5,750.00

COMMODORE SAMUEL BARRON 2 L.S., MALTA, MAY 18 & MAY 26, 1805. The first 6-1/2 pp. sm. fo. The second 1-1/2 pp. sm. fo. to Tobias Lear, Consul General of the United States to the Barbary Powers. Highly interesting detailed account of the situation concerning Yosuf Bashaw and Captain Bainbridge’s captivity by the Bashaw’s forces. In view of his own ill health, Commodore Barron resigns his post to Captain John Rodgers aboard the “Constitution”. CONDITION: Very good with some fold breaks. 9-98646 (1,500-2,500)

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2058
$2,415.00

N. NISSON, DANISH CONSUL AT TRIPOLI TO TOBIAS LEAR ALS, JULY 10, 1804. 2-1/2 pp. sm. fo. In this letter, Nisson explains to Tobias Lear that it would be necessary for him to “postpone” his acceptance of President Jefferson’s gift of a gold snuff box. Nisson explained that in accepting the gift, his position of neutrality in the eyes of the Bashaw would be compromised. “The Bashaw would see in me an open enemy” and make it impossible for him to be of help to Captain Bainbridge and his fellow prisoners. A highly interesting letter. CONDITION: Fine. 9-98647 (500-750)

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2059
$1,725.00

TWO LETTERS OF STEPHEN DECATUR. 1) A 1-pg. small folio containing the appeal of Stephen Decatur and crew of the “RISING SUN ” for prize money arising from the sale of the Brigantine “GRACE” captured by them. A detailed letter of the claim. 2) Together with a letter to Francis Hopkinson, Judge of the Court of Admiralty for the State of Pennsylvania regarding the bill of “Stephen de Cater”(sic) Commander of the Privateer “ROYAL LOUIS” requesting the prize money for sale of contents of the ship “ACTIVE”. CONDITION: Minor staining otherwise good. 9-98644 (350-550)

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2060
$3,450.00

DECATUR PROPERTY DEED DOCUMENT. Document signed. Vellum 1 p. giant folio. Stephen Decatur and his wife Ann Decatur’s indenture dated December 1802. Selling a parcel of land in the township of Byberry, Pennsylvania to Peter McCall for 5,000 pounds. With Red wax impressions of their seals. A highly detailed account of the property and the Decaturs’ rights to it. CONDITION: Excellent. 9-98645 (750-1,250)

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2061
$2,012.50

LOT OF 17TH & 18TH CENTURY DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE TEN EYCK FAMILY OF NEW YORK CITY CONCERNING THE EAST RIVER AND PIER #8. 1) Large parchment indenture between Thomas Brown and Mary Ten Eyck January 28, 1756 for a NY City parcel 2) Another for water lot in the Dock Ward of NY City signed by the Mayor Whitehead Hicks, 1775 and between the May and Mary Ten Eyck. 3) Another dated 1773 between Benjamin Moore and the Mayor of NY City for water lot in the Dock Ward of NY City. 4) Another dated 1774 between Benjamin Moore and Thomas Ten Eyck “Release for a water lot in the Dock Ward of the City of New York”. 5) Another dated 1784 between Robert Deal and Thomas Ten Eyck. 6) Included is a broadside dated 1801 by M. Ward & Co. for a meeting concerning a pier to be sunk. 7) Two wills dated 1686 and 1727 by Conrad Ten Eyck. Plus five other indentures. SIZE: Varies. CONDITION: Generally good. 9-97944 (400-800)

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2062
$2,012.50

GENERAL HENRY KNOX, ALS. 1p., sm. fo. to William Eustis, Gov. of Massachusetts Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1792. A very polite letter stating “I pray you to write me freely whenever you see an opportunity”. Franked cover with two postal stamps: “FREE” and THREE over 1A in a circle. CONDITION: Fine condition except small tear. 9-98635 (500-700)

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2063
$3,162.50

RICHARD VARICK, ALS. 1 p., sm. fo. New York, July 19, 1790, To Tobias Lear, Varick, mayor of New York states “The corporation of this city have this Day resolved to request the Favor of the President of the United States to permit Mr Trumbull to take his picture to be placed in the Hall as a monument of the Respect of the Inhabitants of this City for Him.” CONDITION: Fine condition save for small seal tear. 9-98634 (1,000-1,500)

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2064
$2,300.00

OLIVER HAZARD PERRY, ALS. 1p., 4TO. Newport June 19, 1817 to Lt. Storer asking him to report the “LYNX” to the president “through one of the officers attending him.” CONDITION: Fine condition, seal tear. 9-98636 (500-750)

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2065
$575.00

EDWARD PREBLE, ANS. 1p., 4TO. Docketed by recipient Oct 1, 1803 TO TOBIAS LEAR, inviting Tobias Lear “to dine”. CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-98637 (150-250)

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2066
$316.25

DANIEL WEBSTER, ALS. 1p., 4TO. Boston Nov. 17, 1837 to B. STORER introducing Mr. Emerson. CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-98639 (50-100)

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2067
$1,955.00

WILLIAM BARNBRIDGE, LS. 1p., 4TO. to Lt. G. W. Storer commanding the U.S. ship “Independence” June 30, 1813, ordering him to “proceed to the Mediterranean and report yourself to the commanding officer of the United States Naval Forces there, off Algiers is the most probable place to find him” CONDITION: Fine condition. 9-98638 (150-250)

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2068
$4,312.50

TWO VOLUME DIARY OF SAMUEL PHILBRICK, BROOKLINE, MASS 1830-1856. A remarkably detailed diary covering the period 1830-1856 with thorough records of weather and many interesting references to the anti-slavery movement, various shipwrecks, farming notes, a visit to his home by Lucretia Mott, and William Lloyd Garrison and Mrs. Garrison as well as detailed accounts of escaped fugitive slaves. In addition, on July 23, 1837 he recounts the attack by a group of “ruffians” upon Mr. Codding who was giving an anti-slavery lecture at Brighton, with mention of September 1848 of the Eastern railroad and the Burlington railroad. Also included is a printed card from Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. Each volume has more than 150 pages each. CONDITION: Very good with covers being either separated or loose. 9-98659 (800-1,200)

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2069
$6,612.50

EDWARD PREBLE & JOHN RODGERS LETTERS. 1) Edward Preble LS. 1 pg. 4 to Jan. 31, 1804 aboard the Constitution to Richard O’Brien. “I believe the Bashaw has a disposition to make peace with the United States”. 2) LS 2pp, sm. fo. June 1, 1806, John Rodgers speaks of the fact that the “Tripoline Treaty was ratified by a majority of twenty-one” by Congress to Tobias Lear. A highly pertinent pair of letters. CONDITION: Fine. 9-98657 (1,000-1,500)

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2070
$13,800.00

FOUR DOCUMENTS INCLUDING A LETTER FROM CAPTAIN JOHN RODGERS, APRIL 1805 ABOARD THE CONSTITUTION. Lot includes four documents; one from Lieut. Com. Porter 29 April 1806 “Plan of a Telegraph”. Very attractive grid illustration of signal flags and a key to their reading. Also included is five pages of “News by the U.S.S. Sch. Enterprise” 29th April 1806; a highly interesting account of a sea battle between the French and the English as well as other news of the day together with a 5-1/2 page “Extracts from the Journal” dated 1809 and assumed to be by Richard O’Brien as visits with the Bashaw are mentioned as well as mundane matters relating to maintenance of Consular buildings in a secretarial hand. Along with this lot are 2 ALS by John Rodgers; one aboard the U.S. Frigate Constitution off Tripoli, April 18, 1805 to Tobias Lear regarding guns that can be used when negotiating with the Barbary Powers. As well as another ALS from John Rodgers to Tobias Lear, Boston April 13, 1813 welcoming Lear back to the United States. CONDITION: Overall very good. 9-98656 (500-700)

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2071
$862.50

BOUND POEM OF THE DEATH OF STEPHEN DECATUR. Unidentified author. Very carefully handwritten 72 page poem on the death of Stephen Decatur on March 15, 1820 written in April 1820. Period binding spine shot. CONDITION: Good. 9-98660 (800-1,200)

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2072
$1,495.00

SAMUEL STORER ACCOUNT BOOK & LETTER. Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy L.S. 1p. 4to Feb. 7, 1809 appointing Samuel Storer naval agent for the Port of Portland. “He is to be allowed 2 percent on all sums of money paid and expended by you on public account.” Together with Storer’s account book Feb. 16, 1809 to October 5, 1815 (Storer died on October 6, 1815). CONDITION: Good, covers are heavily worn. 9-98661 (800-1,200)

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2073
$460.00

MRS STEPHEN DECATUR ADS, 1-1/2P. 4TO LISTING THE SILVER SERVICE. Presented to her husband by the citizens of Baltimore “obliged to be sold in consequence of the reduced circumstances of his family”. (Now in the Decatur house in Washington). CONDITION: Fine. 9-98643 (350-500)

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2074
$4,312.50

LG. MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF 19TH C. BUSINESS DOCUMENTS, MOST ICHABOD GOODWIN. A large miscellaneous group of 19th century business documents and canceled checks, mostly of Ichabod Goodwin, Governor of New Hampshire, some nautical, some railroad in nature with occasional interesting post marks. Among the interesting items different in nature is a letter of Captain Pearson of the Portsmouth Navy Yard April 26, 1861 to Governor Goodwin regarding securing the safety of Portsmouth Harbor during the Civil War. Also an ALS of Commodore William H. Barron (1847 to Governor Goodwin). Among the business papers is a lengthy and detailed accounting of the purchase of English chinaware. Also an ALS of G. B. Bartlett, Concord Massachusetts Sept. 13, 1867 enclosing a “climbing fern” discovered by Thoreau and found only in two places in America (not present). Finally two telegrams to Governor Goodwin concerning the assassination of Lincoln April 14, 1865 “at 2:30 A.M. The case was considered absolutely hopeless…The murder is supposed to been committed by J. Wilkes Booth, actor who escaped.” Another telegram of April 15 to Governor Goodwin stating that “Lincoln died at 7:22 this a.m.”. This material deserves a careful reading. CONDITION: Good condition 9-97920 (2,000-4,000)

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2075
$4,025.00

LARGE LOT OF LETTERS AND RECORD BOOKS OF ICHABOD GOODWIN. Ichabod Goodwin was born in South Berwick, Maine October 10, 1796, died July 4, 1882. He was a successful merchant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and became master and part owner of several ships. He married Sara Parker Rice and later became Governor of New Hampshire. In May of 1861 when the Civil War broke out Goodwin responded to the first call of soldiers by borrowing funds against his own name to equip two regiments. Lot includes an 18th Century domed leather bound trunk filled with letters and documents together with numerous other letters and documents. Generally all relating to business matters or the various ships in which he had part owners. Many bills and receipts, a large number of stamped and print envelopes, approximately 20 small account books. In all there are approximately well over 100 letters, most with envelopes; an equally large number of receipts and records relating to business. The majority of these are from the early 19th Century, 1820’s to 1850’s. CONDITION: Varies considerably but generally good. 9-97928, 9-97944 (500-1,000)

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2076
$805.00

DOCUMENTS AND DEEDS RELATING TO COMMODORE STEPHEN DECATUR. Includes a very large parchment deed dated 1796 to Stephen Decatur, a bond to Stephen Decatur dated 1803 for $4,444, a deed to Peter McCall of Philadelphia, also a petition for a resolution to the Senate for the benefit a pension for Mrs. Susan Decatur, widow from Commodore Stephen Decatur U.S.N, dated March 3, 1887; Also a copy of the Congressional Globe dated Feb. 22, 1834 which includes an article “A bill to compensate Susan Decatur and others, widow of Commodore Decatur”. CONDITION: Varies, some of the documents are broken on the folds, staining and soiling. 9-98743 (250-450)

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2077
$1,035.00

GROUP OF 17TH & 18TH CENTURY DEEDS, LETTERS, AND PAPERS RELATING TO THE WILLIAM A. RICE AND SHAPLEIGH FAMILY OF PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE. Includes a 1711 agreement and a 1754 transcribed tax collection booklet for “Town & Country Tax, 1754 to Wm. Samuel Rice, one of the Constables of Town of Kittery within said county of York, Greetings…”. Rice was a successful business man who dies in 1851. He was the father of Mrs. Ichabod Goodwin, husband of which was Governor of New Hampshire for some years. Approximately 40+ documents and letters together with the tax book. CONDITION: Varies greatly. 9-98744 (200-400)

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2078
$20,125.00

LARGE ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS FOR COMMANDER GEORGE WASHINGTON STORER. Storer, the nephew of Tobias Lear was born May 4, 1789 and died January 8, 1864. He was a career Naval officer entering in 1809 as a mid shipman, commissioned as a lieutenant in 1813, served on the ship “Independence” on the Mediterranean station in 1815-1816, Commanded the schooner “Lynx” on New England coast in the Gulf of Mexico in 1817, Cruised on frigate “Congress” and “Jabar” in the West Indies in 1818 & 1819, served on the frigate “Constitution” in the Mediterranean in 1820-1824. He was commission Master Commandant April 1828, Captain in 1837 and commanded the received ship “Constellation” at Boston in 1839. The frigate “Potoma” of Brazil station in 1840-1842 and in the Navy Yard in Portsmouth in 1843-1846. He was Commander in Chief of the Brazil squadron in 1847-1850, and was President of the Board of Inquiry and in 1855-1857 he was Governor of the Naval Asylum in Philadelphia. This lot includes a few hundred letters and documents that span over the period of his career relating to all matters of his business and Naval responsibilities. Also included is a hand written ledger book of the Biography of Beneficiaries of the United States Naval Asylum in Philadelphia in which there are approximately 90 pages of information relating to various beneficiaries citing their name, age, their service, etc. The book dates to around the mid 19th Century as this is when he was in charge of the Asylum. A number of the individuals outlined in the book joined the Naval service in the 18th Century and some of the accounts are rather lengthy and interesting concerning their service records. Also included are two-leather bound ledgers relating to various court-martials. Many of the inclusions are dated in the 1840’s and covers a number of cases. Another similar volume dated in the late 1840’s titled “Copy” consists of approximately 190 pages also covering various court-martials. In addition, is an order book with dates starting in 1839 consisting of approximately 30 pages of copies of orders written on board the U.S.S. Columbus, the U.S. Frigate Potomac and Constellation. Together with a small hand written booklet titled “Convoy Signal Book U.S. Ship Boston 1830”. The book begins with a number of color illustrations depicting various signal flags and what they indicate and consists of approximately 6 pages of hand written and watercolor drawings. An account book dated 1854 for groceries, a text titled “Boat Armorment of the US Navy” by J.A. Dalgrin, 1856. Another book titled “Instructions” in relation to the preparation of vessels that go out for battle, dated 1852. Book titled “Instructions to Naval Store Keepers and Pursers” dated 1855. Hand written journal from 1848-1850 titled “Record Book of the US Frigate Brandywine Flagship of Commander George W. Storer, Brazil Station”. Many of the pages titled Rio Di Janeiro, the journal with 50+ entry pages of text. Also a hand written booklet titled “Ordinance Book U.S. Frigate “Potomac”” includes gun exercises, extract from the Captain M.Z. Perry’s gun report, charges of powder for gun and is titled in the beginning “Navy Commissioners Office 30 May 1840”. Apparently a request from Captain Kerny asking for a manual to be prepared regarding the use of the 8” guns. This paper covered ledger covers in detail how they should be handled, charged, fired, etc. Also an “Orders of Rules and Regulation” paper ledger of the U.S. S. Brandywine dated 1847. It being half full consisting of approximately 50+ pages. Finally, another hand written “General Orders and Internal Regulations of the U.S.S. Boston”, George Washington Storer, Esq. Commander. No date but appears to possibly be from the 1840’s. This is a large, very diversified and very interesting archive of nautical information spanning one famous Naval officers entire career. CONDITION: Varies but generally good overall. 9-98745 (3,000-5,000)

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2080
$1,840.00

TWO CARDBOARD BOXES FILLED WITH VARIOUS PAPER EPHEMERA. Most dealing with various branches of the Decatur-Storer family, etc. A few 18th Century items, the majority however, 19th & early 20th Century. CONDITION: Varies, generally good. 9-98741 (250-450)

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2082
$1,495.00

LOG BOOK FOR THE SHIP “DELAWARE” DATED JANUARY, 1844. Outlining a cruise that originated in the harbor of Mahon, Spain. Included in the ship’s crew was Robert B. Storer. The trip and log end on March 22, 1844. The inside front cover in pencil signed “Robert B. Storer U.S.N.”. Also noted on the inside front cover is “Gulf of Mexico, April 14, 1845 U.S.N. Potomac bound to Vera Cruz out 150 miles intend to bombard the Castle of San Juan _ _ _ _ _ _”. SIZE: 9-3/4” x 8-1/4”. CONDITION: Binding soiled and stained. A number of the interior pages and most of the blank pages have been scribbled over at some time with various mathematical equations. 9-98740 (400-800)

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2083
$1,840.00

GENERAL LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHS RELATING TO THE STORER AND DECATUR FAMILIES. Includes some images of Commander Stephen Decatur. Some images are identified, many are not. Lot includes a large photograph of Mrs. Decatur dated September 15, 1856; in excess of 75 pieces in all. Includes carte de visites and numerous cabinet photos. Most were 19th Century, some early 20th Century. CONDITION: Varies, a few in poor condition but most in very good condition. 9-98736 (250-500)

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2084
$1,380.00

LETTERS OF CONDOLENCE TO COMMANDER GEORGE DEWEY. 30-odd letters of condolence to Commander George Dewey on the death of his wife in 1873 from various Naval colleagues including one from David D. Porter together with several communications to Dewey from the Navy Department. Dewey was one of the longest-serving American Naval figures of the 19th century, achieving his greatest fame in the Spanish-American War. CONDITION: Very good. 9-97929 (300-500)

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2085
$8,625.00

ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED APPOINTMENT FOR LT. COMMANDER JOSEPH M. BRADFORD. This U.S. Naval commission for Joseph M. Bradford fully signed in lower right “Abraham Lincoln” and co-signed “Gideon Wells, Secretary of Navy” dated July 16, 1862. SIZE: 17-1/4″ x 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Generally very good. Normal folding creases. Signature strong. 9-97941 (4,000-5,000)

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2086
$4,600.00
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: The Franklin Pierce document is Secretarially signed for him.

LOT OF EIGHT VARIOUS PRESIDENTIAL SIGNED APPOINTMENTS. Joseph M. Bradford as Lieutenant dated the 14th of September 1855. There are two identical appointments both signed by Franklin Pierce, President. Appointment for Bradford as captain on the retired list in the navy dated 2nd of November 1871 signed by Ulysses S. Grant. An appointment for Bradford as Lieutenant in the navy on the 14th of September 1855. An appointment for Joseph M. Bradford as Mid-Shipman 10th of January 1840, signed by President John Tyler. Other appointments include one for Justin Dimick, Captain and Brevet Major 1st Regiment United States Artillery Mexican War, 1st day of July 1854, signed Franklin Pierce. Another for Charles C. Rogers, Captain in the navy October 1908, signed Theodore Roosevelt. Another for Stephen Decatur, Jr. appointed as an Insign in Class I USNRF on February 19, 1918. Finally, an appointment for Philip E.M. Walker, First Lieutenant of the Infantry 2nd day of March 1899, signed by President McKinley. CONDITION: Generally good on all appointments with the exception of the McKinley which has various small bug holes. 9-97942 (1,500-2,500)

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2087
$21,850.00
Revised: 2/2/2010

IMPORTANT NOTE: In our original catalog description we indicated that family notes had indicated that this flag came from the U.S.S. Scorpion built in 1813 and used by the U.S. Navy from 1813-1814 on the Great Lakes in the War of 1812. We also noted that at least one flag expert had indicated that there were a couple of construction techniques present in the flag that implied that it could have been made a little bit later in the 19th century. Further research by our flag consultant, John Sexton, has discovered that in the history of the U.S. Navy, there have been six different vessels carrying the name of “Scorpion”; the first built in 1812 which was a block sloop used in the War of 1812 to 1814 as part of Joshua Barney’s Chesapeake Bay flotilla. The second “Scorpion” is the same one referenced in our catalog description. The third “Scorpion” was built in 1847, a bark-rigged steamer of the Mexican-American War and in commission from 1847-1848.

There were future “Scorpions”, all of which definitely are not applicable here; one was a patrol yacht and gunboat commissioned in 1898-1899 which was built far too late to have used this flag. Also a Gato-class submarine commissioned from 1942 until it was lost in 1944 – again too late to have used this flag. Finally, a skip-jack class submarine commissioned in 1960 and lost in the Cold War accident in 1968 – again too late. So of the various “Scorpion” vessels that could be considered, the only ones that could be considered are the “Scorpions” built in 1812, in 1813 (which we reference in our catalog) and in 1847.

If in fact it is the “Scorpion” built in 1847, this ship has a reasonably interesting and important history. It took part in the Mexican War; it was built in 1846 as a commercial steam ship, “S. S. Aurora” by Bishop and Simonson at New York City. The Navy purchased the Aurora” in January of 1847 for use in the Mexican War and commissioned her as the “U.S.S. Scorpion”. She saw one year of service and then in August of 1848 she was decommissioned and sold at auction. The “Scorpion” itself played an important part in helping to shape the development of the U.S. Naval fleet.

At the outbreak of the Mexican War, there was a movement within the Naval Department to transition from sailing vessels to steam vessels; one of the greatest advocates was Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858), he was the younger brother of the famous Oliver Hazard Perry and Matthew, like his older brother, was an important and instrumental figure in the Navy. He had a distinguished service but also, his tremendous advocacy for steam vessels and their benefit to the Navy eventually resulted in his being referred to as the “Father of Steam Powered Fleet”. The “Scorpion”, after being acquired was immediately sent to Mexico to take part in the war. At the time of her arrival, Perry transitioned from the “U.S.S. Mississippi” which he captained to the “U.S.S. Scorpion”, which became the flagship of his squadron. He captured the Mexican city of Frontera, demonstrated against Tabasco and took part in the Tampico expedition. The primary reason for his transition from the “Mississippi” to the “Scorpion” was that the “Scorpion”, a totally steam-powered vessel was capable of doing things that a normal sailing vessel could not. In addition, its draft was very shallow and thus allowed him to travel well up the river to accomplish the various military goals that were set. The usage and ability of the steam-powered vessels by Perry and other Naval officers during the Mexican War, helped to convince the U.S. Navy to transition fully to steam power.

Commodore Perry’s distinguished career did not end with the Mexican War, however, in 1852 he embarked from Norfolk, Virginia for Japan in command of a squadron whose goal was to develop a trade treaty with Japan.

As pointed out in our earlier catalog description, because of the construction techniques it is possible that the flag was made for the “Scorpion” vessel from the War of 1812 but it also, because of a couple of characteristics in the construction of the flag, it also could possibly have been used on the third “Scorpion” built in 1847 which took part in the Mexican War. In either case, this is a most important flag and the history of the vessels that it could have come off each are distinguished and of historical significance. A truly important American Naval flag!

RARE 16-STAR AMERICAN FLAG, IDENTIFIED TO THE USS SCORPION, FROM THE WAR OF 1812. The 16-star American flag was first introduced in 1796 when Tennessee became a state. Precious few of these early flags with this star count are known today in any collections. Consists of four rows with four stars in the canton. The stars are cotton with double appliqué. The flag is totally hand sewn and made of loose wool bunting. On the hoist is inked in very old period script, “SCORPION”. A note accompanying this flag from one of the family members refers to this as the famous USS Scorpion a schooner built in 1813 in Presque Isle Lake Eerie, New York. It was launched in the spring of 1813 for service on the upper Great Lakes during the War of 1812. It was originally commanded by sailing master Stephen Champlin, first cousin of Oliver Hazard Perry. It operated with commodore Perry’s squadron on Lake Erie during the summer and fall of 1813. It participated in various notable engagements. One was in the Battle of “Put-In-Bay”, Lake Erie on September 10th, 1813, which resulted in the defeat and capture of the British fleet. Prior to that on August 14th, the Scorpion together with the Niagara and Tigress blockaded and demolished the British schooner Nancy at the mouth of Mattawasata River. The Scorpion had the distinction of firing the first and last shot in the battle. At the close of the action, she and the sloop Trippe pursued and captured the fleeing British schooner Chippeway and the sloop Little Belt. After Perry’s historic victory, the schooner assisted General William Henry Harrison’s forces operating in the Thames River area. On September 6th, 1814, the Scorpion was surprised by the British sailing the former American schooner Tigress and was captured and consequently taken into the British Navy as a four-gun schooner, the “Confiance” and supposedly was later sunk in Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. A paper note accompanies the flag, from one of the ancestors of the Decatur family which further implies that the flag came off the ship Scorpion. Judging by nearly all the facts involved here, this is indeed an important early 19th century, War of 1812 flag. The period ink inscription on the hoist “SCORPION”; the fact that it has descended through one of America’s greatest Naval families; the short note of information passed on down through by the family; the type of material used and the fact that it is entirely of handmade construction all seems to point to a conclusive assumption that this indeed was on the USS Scorpion. One flag expert however, has indicated that the manner by which it was stitched together is typical of US flags that were made a little later in the 19th century. However, since the Scorpion was captured by the British in 1814 and its name changed, and the fact that this has the name Scorpion on the hoist in period inscription would imply that this indeed was originally on the Scorpion during the War of 1812? SIZE: 34” h x 49” l. CONDITION: Flag will display very well. It does show considerable use and wear. The blue canton shows much wear and losses including one or more early repairs to holes in the canton. There is “mothing” and staining; there are a couple of splotches of what appears to be blood being of deep reddish-brown coloration. The selvage edge of the canton is totally missing. The imperfections, however are a reflection more of what one would anticipate a flag of this purported vintage might look like, having been used during a time of war. A most unusual opportunity for an early American flag with such intriguing pedigree. 9-97956 (5,000-50,000)

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2088
$6,900.00

EARLY 19TH CENTURY SILK LITHOGRAPH 26 STAR DECATUR FAMILY FLAG. There are letters and notes from the family indicating that this silk flag was owned by Commander Stephen Decatur and used by him in 1815 when he took command of the squadron bound for the Mediterranean. Family records also indicate that the flag along with numerous other Decatur objects were leant to the Naval Historical Foundation 1950 for a special exhibit and also to be included in a book. However, the 26 stars on the flag designates or commemorates the state of Michigan which came into the Union on July 4, 1837. In addition, the lithography process utilized in making flags did not begin to be used until some time in the 1820s. The likelihood is that this flag was used by Stephen Decatur but it was Lt. Stephen Decatur son of John Pine Decatur and namesake of his famous uncle. Lt. Stephen Pine Decatur who was appointed Lieutenant on March 2, 1841 and was assigned to the Sloop Warren. It is believed that he saw service in the Mexican war and the dates of this flag would be appropriate for his use and it may be this Stephen Decatur that earlier family members meant to designate. It is indeed a wonderful historical flag having descended from one of this country’s most illustrious nautical families. This design having the stars arranged with the large star in the center is referred to the “great star pattern” or “grand illuminary”. The canton is wonderful and is prized for its interesting display. Flags of this style and period from the Mexican War era are rare and seldom found. This is hand-stitched on both top and bottom edge. SIZE: Approx. 29-1/2” on the fly. 19-1/2” on the hoist. CONDITION: The silk is delicate as are all early silk flags from this period. There are some losses in the stripes, losses along the hoist and within the stars. Colors are basically strong. It is nicely presented in a framed mount and a wonderful piece of history. 9-97902 (2,500-5,000)

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2089
$8,050.00

13-STAR BUNTING AMERICAN FLAG WITH INSCRIPTION ON HOIST “A. R. DECATUR”. A.R. Decatur stands for Anna Rowell Philbrick Decatur; born in 1821, died in 1906. Anna married Commodore Stephen Decatur in 1848. Decatur was appointed Lieutenant in 1841 and assigned to the Sloop Warren at Pensacola. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was a Commander in 1861, later a Captain in 1867 and eventually retiring as a Commodore. This most certainly was one of his flags used in the early portion of his lifelong career in the U.S. Navy. This handmade flag dates from the early to mid 19th century. It has a canton arrangement of three rows of stars; four, five, four in configuration. SIZE: 34-1/2” on the hoist, 67” on the fly. CONDITION: Flag exhibits good color but shows plenty of wear, usage and period restorations. Obviously this was cherished by one or various members of the Decatur family as it exhibits various early repairs. Included are small squares of white and red stripes that were hand replaced at some point in time and numerous hand stitching restorations done at the point of “mothing”. There is still some “mothing” damage on the flag, all of which adds tremendously to this flag’s character. A very scarce 19th century, 13-star flag with a great family history 9-97951 (2,000-10,000)

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2090
$6,325.00

35-STAR CIVIL WAR FLAG FROM THE STORER-DECATUR FAMILY. 35-star flags were official July 4th, 1863 when West Virginia became the 35th state of the Union. This wool binding flag has machine-sewn stars but a hand-sewn hoist with hand-sewn grommets. A period paper tag, affixed to the blue field reads in period ink script, “MABEL STORER”. Also a small cloth tag with ink inscription “DECATUR” also in period script is attached to the hoist. This is likely a flag originally owned by George Washington Storer who was a career Naval officer and the father of Mabel Storer. Mabel Storer married Stephen Decatur after the Civil War and consequently, this flag obviously passed from Admiral Storer to his daughter and son-in-law and thus the reason for these period tags. SIZE: 46”w x 75”l. CONDITION: Very attractive flag with good colors and a wonderful period paper identification tag. The flag itself with scattered “mothing” or tears as well as losses to the edge. Generally in good condition and with documentation from a noted U.S. Naval officer. 9-97959-6 (1,000-3,000)

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2091
$4,025.00

CIVIL WAR 34-STAR AMERICAN FLAG FROM THE STORER-DECATUR FAMILY. (1861-1863). This flag is likely either George Washington Storer’s flag or Commander Stephen Decatur’s. Admiral Storer was a career U.S. Naval officer who died late in the Civil War. Stephen Decatur was also a career naval officer with rank of Commander as of 1861, Captain in 1867 and Commodore in 1869. Commodore Decatur was the son of John Pine Decatur and nephew of his famous namesake. This flag is similar to the other flag referenced and likely was used by him. This is a wool bunting flag with double appliqué cotton stars, machine-sewn with canvas hoist and hand-sewn grommets. SIZE: 45” on the hoist and 74” on the fly. CONDITION: Flag has good color but shows use. In general, is in good condition. It does have staining, scattered “mothing” and a few small loses along the border. 9-97948 (1,000-2,000)

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2092
$9,200.00

PAIR OF RARE CIVIL WAR ERA COMMANDER’S U.S.N. SHOULDER STRAPS, NAVAL APPOINTMENT, 34-STAR CIVIL WAR FLAG AND IMAGES OF COMMANDER STEPHEN DECATUR. This lot consists of a very rare pair of Commander’s U.S.N. shoulder straps which are almost never offered. There were a few officers of this rank at the beginning of the Civil War. These shoulder straps are being offered with three images of Commander Stephen Decatur, the original owner of these shoulder straps. One image is an albumen photo the back in period script, “COM. DECATUR RED COTTAGE”. The image also bearing the photographer’s scant, “J.L. McCormick, Boston”. The remaining two images are an exact copies of the first but are printed on white porcelain plaques and one is housed in a wooden frame. Commander Stephen Decatur was the son of John Pine Decatur and nephew of his famous namesake, Commander Stephen Decatur. He was born in 1814 and lived until 1876. He was commander in 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil War and in 1868, attained the rank of Commodore. The images depict Decatur wearing an exact pair (perhaps the same) pair of boards being offered here. Also included is an original Naval appointment of Lt. Stephen Decatur, dated march 2, 1841 and assigning him to the Sloop “Warren”. Civil War American flag with 34 stars. (1861-1863) This wool bunting flag is machine sewn with cotton stars and hand sewn grommets in canvas hoist. This flag measures 41″ on hoist and 87″ on fly. This is a Decatur family flag as indicated by the cloth tag and very likely that Stephen Decatur who was a career Naval Officer with the rank of Commander as of 1861, he was Captain in 1867 and Commodore in 1869. Commodore Decatur was the son of John Pine Decatur and nephew of his famous namesake. He married Anne Rowell Pin and her initials appear on one or more other flags with the same cloth tag. SIZE: Image size of the albumen print Approx. 6”h x 4”w; the shoulder straps are Approx. 4”h x 1-1/2” w. Flag: 41-1/2″ x 90″. CONDITION: Photos generally good, some soiling. The shoulder straps generally good. Flag shows use. There are several black stains, fraying, tearing and mothing as seen in photos but color is very good. 9-98640, 9-97949; 9-97942-1 (800-1,200)

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2093
$14,950.00

NICE CIVIL WAR 34-STAR FLAG (1861-1863). This is a very displayable and appealing size and the likelihood is that it was formerly owned by Stephen Decatur who was also a career naval officer with rank of Commander as of 1861, Captain in 1867 and Commodore in 1869. Commodore Decatur was the son of John Pine Decatur and nephew of his famous namesake. The 34-star flag was introduced when Kansas became the 34th state. The flag has a wool bunting, is all hand sewn with the exception of machine-sewn carpal(?) stars, the canvas hoist exhibits hand-sewn grommets. SIZE: 24” hoist, 52” fly. CONDITION: Flag exhibits fine color though it shows use and has scattered staining, soiling, “mothing” as well as a few separations which can be seen in the illustration. A nice early Civil War flag, having descended through a famous U.S. Naval family. 9-97950 (1,000-2,000)

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2094
$2,875.00

LARGE 19th CENTURY 13 STAR NAVAL FLAG. The white stars are hand sewn onto the blue canton with canvas hoist having brass grommets with two alternating red and white stripes. The name “ARP DECATUR” is written in period ink on the hoist. Arp Decatur is for Anna Rowell Philbrick Decatur, this flag was her husband’s who was a career naval officer holding the rank of Lieutenant in 1841, Commander in 1861, in 1867 he attained the rank of captain and in 1869 the rank of Commodore. Commodore Decatur was the son of John Pine Decatur and nephew of his famous namesake. SIZE: 53-1/2” on the hoist. 97” on the fly. CONDITION: Flag has seen plenty of use and has scattered “mothing” throughout, stains and some discoloration. A portion of all of the stripes have been replaced many, many years ago. 9-97959-8 (1,000-1,500)

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2095
$9,200.00

LOT OF FOUR LATE 19th CENTURY SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA FLAGS ALONG WITH THREE BUNTING FLAGS. Descending through the Decatur family and possibly used by Admiral Dewey. Admiral Dewey was related to the Decatur-Lyre-Goodwin family by marriage. His illustrious naval career began during the Civil War and commenced through the Spanish-American War up until just prior to WWI. He was the only person in history in the United States to attain the rank of Admiral of the navy; the most senior rank in the United States navy and is referred to as the “hero of Manila”. The flags include 1) Spanish-American era 45-star flag having wool bunting with alternating rows of eight and seven stars. The canvas hoist is stenciled with the original size of the flag 6’ x 10’ and also the ink inscribed name “Charles H. Fish”. This was the official flag in the Spanish-American war and commemorated the state of Utah entering the Union in 1896. The flag was official and in use until 1908. It is not known how Charles H. Fish related to the family or what this designation implies. SIZE: 68” x 108”. CONDITION: Flag has definitely seen use. The colors are faded; the blues and reds are no longer vibrant, but are muted. There are some losses, a couple of which are approx. 5” x 5”. 2) Spanish-American War era 45-star flag. This was the official flag from 1896 to 1908. SIZE: 52” x 88”. CONDITION: Reasonable good colors, some staining and soiling throughout, but generally good. 3) Three bunting flags include a naval designating flag. Naval regulations as to such flags have changed so often we are guessing that these are captain or commander’s flags that were flown to show that an officer of that rank was aboard. Admiral flags today show white stars on a blue background but in earlier times white stars could’ve been used on red canton such as one of these. SIZE: 11-1/2” x 20”, 22” x 35” and the largest 70” x 107”. They date around turn of the century; late 1800s/very early 1900s. CONDITION: The colors are strong, but there is scattered staining on all of them. Also scattered moth damage throughout and some losses. The three are generally good. 4) Two large naval used pennants. They appear to be 19th Century, one measures 48” x 17” and is a white and blue triangular pennant, hand sewn and could date as early as the Civil War. It is not a standard signal we are familiar with. The second flag measuring 107” x 74” is a swallow tail pennant consisting of 13 alternating red and white stripes. It is marked “Manufactured by US Bunting Co. Lowell, Mass and Broad Pennant #5”. Also inked on the hoist of the flag is the name “ARP Decatur”. US Bunting mark is consistent with other marked flags in the 1870 era and after. US Bunting started business in 1866 and had many US Naval contracts for flags. These two flags have good color, but have scattered overall staining and scattered mothing damage. A wonderful selection of flags from one of the country’s most famous and distinguished naval family. SIZE: As noted above CONDITION: As noted above. 9-97959, 9-97959-5; 9-97959-7; 9-97959-9; 9-97959-13; 9-97959-14; 9-97959-15 (1,500-2,500)

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2096
$5,175.00

FIVE VARIOUS FLAGS & PENNANTS DESCENDING THROUGH THE DECATUR LYRE STORER FAMILY TOGETHER WITH A CHRISTENING BOTTLE FOR THE DESTROYER U.S.S. DECATUR. 1) Included is a 48-star US Naval Ensign sign circa WWI with wool bunting. Flag incorporates a rope hoist and the hoist is stenciled “U.S.N.” sign. SIZE: 59” X 112”. CONDITION: Generally in very good condition. 2) 13-star maritime flag. This variant naval flag with fluted anchor surrounded by 13 stars in a circle first surfaced around WWI and is likely where this flag dates. It is a nice small displayable size. SIZE: 31” x 59”. CONDITION: Retains much of its color but is stained, soiled and has mothing losses and/or repairs. 3) 13-star Ensign dating to WWI. This is made for a small boat and flag is marked on the hoist “U.S. Navy Yard NY/Boat April 191-“. This is likely WWI and obviously had seen plenty of action and use as it is heavily soiled and darkened from what is typically determined to be smoke and gun powder residue or coal smoke. SIZE: 29” x 41”. CONDITION: It has extensive additions to the flag and shows fraying and losses. 4) Two service flags; one WWI or WWII. They are machine sewn with metal grommets. This star flag was adopted around 1918 and has been used ever since. The Blue Star organizations have chapters nationwide. Flags are only to be flown in wartime. The two blue stars in each flag denote to family members serving in the military if a family member was killed in action or died in service, a gold star would be superimposed over one of the blue ones. SIZE: Each measure around 2’ x 3’. One shows scattered mothing throughout and some staining. The other is generally in excellent condition. Cased Christening bottle decorated with red, white and blue ribbons. The fourth U.S.S. Decatur (DD-936)was a Forrest Sherman Class destroyer of the United States Navy. Names for Commodore Stephen Decatur, U.S.N. (1779-1820). The USS Decatur laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Quincy, Massachusetts on 13 September 1954, launched on 15 December 1955 by Mrs. W.A. Pierce and Mrs. D J Armsden, descendants of Commodore Decatur and commissioned on 7 December 1956, CDR John J. Skahill Commanding. This vessel saw service in Viet Nam, the Persian Gulf and was retired in 2004. SIZE: As noted above CONDITION: As noted above. 9-97959-4, 9-97959-10; 9-97959-11; 9-97959-12; 9-97959-26; 9-97959-27 (400-800)

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2097
$8,625.00

OUTSTANDING PRE-CIVIL WAR NAVAL DRESS UNIFORM OF CAPTAIN GEORGE WASHINGTON STORER. This is a very fine Naval uniform, typical of the 1840s/50s period and has seen little use. The inner right sleeve inscribed in ink is a tab which reads, “CAPT. G. W. STORER”. Storer’s uncle was Colonel Tobias Lear, Aide de camp to General George Washington. Storer was a life-long Naval officer who obtained the rank of Rear Admiral in 1862. He became Captain February 9th, 1837 and continued to be captain until approximately 1846. The regulation Navy buttons made in the late 1840s and 1850s have the back mark of “W. H. SMITH, NEW YORK” as a raised mark in a depressed channel. The buttons exhibit most of their original gilt. The accompanying vest is made of white linen and is also in very good condition and has a full complement of vest-sized Navy buttons attached with a period back mark that appears to be “F. I. F. & CO., LONDON”. Please Note: There are other lots in this auction which consist of documents and record books of Storer’s time on board various ships and also during his period of governorship of the Naval Asylum. CONDITION: This coat exhibits great color to the body and bullion decoration to cuffs and collars are also very good. The silk sleeve linings and padded chest interior is also very good. 9-97969-1 (2,500-3,500)

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2098
$3,450.00

SCARCE SET OF FLAG OFFICER’S STRAPS AND CAPTAINS CAP DEVICE OF CIVIL WAR ERA. These have descended through the Stephen Decatur Family, however we are not sure as to who these insignia may have belonged to. This lot consists of insignia that were regulations of 1852 U.S. Navy. They would have been worn until sometime in 1862 when changes were made during the Civil War. Regulation U.S. Navy rank insignia of this era are quite rare and rarely offered. The cap device with eagle clutching anchor and coral reef denotes Captain and the straps with the stars on either side of the eagle denote temporary rank of flag officer for a captain. SIZE: The straps are approximately 4”l. CONDITION: The shoulder straps appear to be in generally good condition with teeny losses or “mothing” on the edge of the felt outside the gold bullion. The hat insignia has scattered “mothing” problems, the most significant of which is the upper right side. 9-97969-2 (500-1,000)

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2099
$862.50
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: Mable Storer was married to Stephen Decatur. We have been told these were his epaulets and were given to her via Ichabod Goodwin who raised Mabel since she was one year old.

CIVIL WAR-ERA ARTILLERY EPAULETS FOR CAPTAIN OF THE THIRD ARTILLERY. These have descended through the Decatur-Storer Family however we are not sure who they belong to. This is a pair of cased artillery epaulets which date from the Civil War era. The Insignia pinned to the surface denotes the rank of Captain of the Third Artillery. Artillery insignia is among the scarcer encountered branches of service. CONDITION: Of epaulets overall is generally good however the red background has some scattered “mothing”. The right epaulet with a large area of “mothing” to the right side, otherwise generally good. The Japanned tin container in which they are stored has lost all of its exterior finish. 9-97969 (500-1,000)

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2100
$2,645.00

EPAULETS AND BUTTON OF COLONEL JOHN PINE DECATUR. John was brother of the illustrious Commodore Stephen Decatur and the only artillery officer we know of in this family so it is reasonably certain these epaulets were his and used during his involvements in the War of 1812. EPAULETS: Late 18th century-early 19th century, bullion fringe and red cloth,similar to those used in American Revolution and Obsolete not long after the War of 1812. Cloth epaulets of this era are scarce. Also included in this lot is a rare War of 1812 Artillery button. This button was made and marked by H. Wishant of New York. This button in fine condition still retaining fine plating is in small box with name of Colonel John Pine Decatur. Albert in his book notes this pattern as AY48 and dates it 1808-1811, this is a scarce button and belonging to brother of one of America’s most famous Naval heroes and is a wonderful relic CONDITION: Overall very good. 9-97969-3 (800-1,200)

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2101
$13,800.00
Revised: 2/3/2010

Additional Information: We do not guarantee all of what Peterson said about this sword in his book nor do we guarantee where it was made. We only guarantee that it comes from the Armsden family and that it was John Storer’s sword. Also, someone has mentioned, and after close inspection we agree, the quillon has an old in period use repair.

EARLY 18TH CENTURY SILVER HILTED SMALL SWORD OF LT. COL. JOHN STORER (1694-1768). Early 18th Century silver hilted small sword inscribed “I Storer” (in the 18th-century capital Is and Js were used interchangeably). This Silver hilted sword is typical of what is seen being carried in America in its early days up to the mid 18th century. The large functional pas d’ anes denote this swords early manufacture. This exact sword is pictured and described in American Silver Mounted Swords 1700-1815, A Catalog of an Exhibition Held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art by Harold Peterson, Chief Curator of the National Park Service. This book was published in Washington, DC in 1955. Peterson attributes sword to family of Stephen Decatur and describes it as follows plate 4. “Unmarked, attributed to William Cario, Boston and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1730-1752. Carried by Lt. Col. John Storer, 1694 — 1768. Hilt characterized by exceptionally large and functional pas d’ anes and by very fine channeling and panel decorations. Grips of wood covered first with flat strips of silver and then wound with twisted silver wire. On the blade side of the obverse counter guard is engraved the name “I Storer”. French blade, hexagonal in section and tapering evenly to the point. The original etched decorations have been largely worn away. American Silver hilted small swords with such excellent provenance are rarely offered. Lt. Col. John Storer was born in 1694. He lived in Wells, Maine and was a judge of the Superior Court there, a representative to the General Court and Colonel on the Louisburg Expedition in 1745 then Colonists, joined by British Naval Ships, captured the Louisburg Fortress in Nova Scotia. Lt. Col. John Storers personal hand written diary of his march and involvement in this expedition is another lit in this same auction. SIZE: 36 1/4″ overall, blade 29 3/4″ by 7/8″ at the hilt CONDITION: The sword is in very good condition overall as can be seen in photographs sword is complete though silver wire wrap is a bit loose and bunching. 9-97945 (3,000-5,000)

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2102
$6,900.00

FINE LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY U.S. NAVAL BOARDING AXE DESCENDING THROUGH THE FAMILY OF STEPHEN DECATUR. This axe dates to the time period of Decatur’s Naval service and could very possibly have been used on board one of his ships or captured during the War of 1812; however there is no family documentation to affirm this. It is finely made axe, likely of American manufacture. Neither the axe nor the haft has discernible markings. Boarding the enemy ship was a common Naval tactic that was used from classical times and particularly during the 17th to 19th centuries when ships had to close into a distance short enough to maximize the efficiency of their relatively short-range artillery. Most British Naval vessels had specialist teams of “boarders” who would train to enter the enemy vessel when possible, kill and subdue the crew and seize control. The boarding axe was a very practical tool. The pick-like spike was used to fix into the ships side so that the user could clamor up and the blade itself was used to cut ropes. The axe could also of course be used as an all purpose tool and as a weapon. This particular axe has an unusual feature in the delicate arrow-shaped finial spike at the top. We have not encountered this device before. SIZE: Overall is approx. 20”l. CONDITION: The axe still retains its original period linen cover and is in fine condition. 9-97946 (1,000-3,000)

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2103
$862.50

EARLY ORNATE SILVER-MOUNTED FRENCH CONVERSION HALF STOCK FOWLER. SN None. Cal. About 16 bore. Originally a flintlock now converted to a percussion. Fine high grade fowler with 32-1/2″ steel bbl that has a multi-faceted transition. It has a small silver front bead with scoop shaped rear sight. Mounted in very highly figured French walnut half stock with raised teardrop side panels and raised foliate carving on forestock and back of the top tang. It has beautiful relief repoussed silver furniture with elaborate game scene trigger bow. The trigger guard and buttplate are hallmarked. The sideplate and other silver furniture are decorated with elaborate foliate arabesque and floral patterns with a trophy of arms on sideplate. Buttplate is 1-pc silver with a hunting horn, hare and hunting bag on the tang. Leading edge of comb on buttstock also has raised carving with a raised fleur-de-lis. Bottom of bbl has an applied iron rib with two fluted silver guides containing what appears to be the original ramrod. Lockplate is 5-1/4″ long, rounded and slightly curved with maker’s name nearly worn away and indecipherable with maker’s city of “NANTES” visible on bottom edge. Hammer screw is broken and hammer is missing. Conversion is in the Belgian style with a tumbler & nipple replacing the orig flintlock, pan & frizzen. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall shows heavy wear and use but could be easily restored to a functioning firearm. One trigger guard screw is broken and there are a couple of small cracks below lockplate and a few chips missing around lockplate. Silver furniture appears to be intact showing moderate wear with some sprung langettes on buttplate. Bbl is a very dark brown attic patina with a couple of dents at the muzzle 9-97974 (1,000-2,000)

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2104
$19,550.00

EXTREMELY RARE 1812 STEPHEN DECATUR U.S.S. UNITED STATES VS HMS MACEDONIAN SILVER MEDAL. These medals made of silver were awarded to the Naval Officers for their action between the U.S.S. United States and the HMS Macedonian. Struck with the bust profile of Stephen Decatur, the description on the front reads “Stephanus Decatur Navarchus, Pugnis Pluribus, Victor”. Beneath the bust profile of Decatur in small print is “Furst.F.”. The reverse of the medal with a naval battle scene and it has an inscription which reads “Occidit Signum Hostile Sidera Surgunt Inter Sta. Uni. Nav. Ameri. Etmacedo. Nav. Amg. Die XXV Octobris MDCCCXII”. Beneath the naval scene is in fine print is the name “Furst. F.”. Julian NA-9. According to records there are only 50 of this extraordinarily rare silver medal produced and all were presented to officers involved in the named action. Only a handful are known to have survived and at least half of those are in private institutions, only a couple are known in public hands. This indeed is an extraordinary set of circumstances to have two of such a rare medal offered in the same auction, but it must be remembered that both have descended through the Stephen Decatur – Tobias Lear family. This specific medal is from the Decatur – Armsden branch of the family, the other which will be offered later in the sale is from another branch from the Lear-Decatur family. This rare medal depicts a bust of Commodore Stephen Decatur on the front and the reverse depicts two warships engaged in battle, the USS United States and the HMS Macedonian. This medal housed in a special fitted case from Bigelow & Kennard Co. of Boston. SIZE: Approx. 6-1/2cm. CONDITION: The front shows an abundance of very fine small soft dings in the field to the right and back of the Decatur bust. There are a few scattered other dings and scratches; all of which are soft. The reverse appears to be free of any of the previously mentioned soft dings however there are some scattered scratches, now very soft. The rim with a slight dent at about 11:00 near the front, there is still plenty of detail available however soft on high spots on both the front and the back. The back exhibits the typical faint fracture that exists on the lower portion of the genuine medals. We believe that the medal may have been taken to Bigelow & Kennard sometime in the 19th Century to have it carefully polished to soften the dings that I have mentioned previously and at that time this fitted case made for it. 9-97936-1 (10,000-20,000)

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2104A
$5,750.00

18TH CENTURY TRUNK DATED 1773 AND INSCRIBED, “CAPTAIN LEAR FOR SHIP PANTHER”. This wooden dome trunk still retaining its original leather covering and ornamented with brass tacks. The interior of the trunk lined in paper, the side inscribed in period ink, “CAPTIAN LEAR FOR SHIP PANTHER”. The interior of the lid fitted with the original paper depicting various playing card symbols and having the label from the maker James Bryant Trunk Maker at the Trunk and B—– the Corner of Paul’s facing Cheapside, London. Also dated beneath what appears to be July 6th, 1773. Captain Tobias Lear (referred to as the fourth Tobias) was born August 1st, 1737 and died November 6th, 1781. He was, for several years during the American Revolution, superintendent of the Continental Yard at Langdon’s (now Badgers) Island in Piscataquis River opposite Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was the builder of the famous ship captained by John Paul Jones known as the “Ranger”. He was married to Mary Stilson and they had two children; Mary Lear and Colonel Tobias Lear (referred to as the fifth Tobias) who later became Washington’s secretary and his personal best friend. CONDITION: Generally good, shows plenty of use, paper lining is faded. 9-97944-1 (800-1,200)

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2105
$1,437.50

TWO PERSONAL JEWELRY ITEMS OF COMMODORE STEPHEN DECATUR. This lot consists of two items. Both have very old handwritten tags identifying each as having belonged to Commodore Stephen Decatur. 1) Stick pin set with what appears to be a pear shaped cabochon ruby approximately 5mm x 7mm surrounded by twenty-four rose cut diamonds all set in 14kt gold (tested). 2) Seal carved from agate set with either 9kt or 10kt gold (tested bale). The engraving on the seal is hand done and is engraved with the initials “AG”. According to family history “AG” stands for Captain Sir Alexander Gordon, commanding the British frigate Narcissus, aboard which ship the Commodore was brought back from the U.S. from Bermuda after his capture in the frigate “President”. The Commodore and Captain Gordon became great friends and exchanged seals. CONDITION: The seal appears to be excellent. The stick pin has a microscopic hole drilled near the apex, perhaps it at one time was part of a pendant. Both items, according to family notes, were at one time were also owned by William Decatur Parsons. 9-97936-2 (1,000-1,500)

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