Annual Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction

Auction: August 16th, 17th & 18th, 2017: 10am

Preview: August 15th, 2017: 9am-5pm and August 16th-18th, 2017: 8am - 10am

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2000

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA LION POMMEL AMERICAN LIGHT HORSE CAVALRY SABER.

This is most unusual circa 1780 American made slotted guard sword with well-chased lion pommel, with most unusual grip made from strips of baleen. Norm Flayderman cataloged this sword in 1989, but noted the grip as being spiral carved horn which is not correct. Use of baleen will most likely denotes manufacture in the Northeast near the whaling industry. Sword measures 38-1/4″ overall with a 33″ single fullered American forged blade. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Very good overall. Blade is overall grey with areas of staining, edge wear. Brass hilt, ferrule and pommel have a medium mustard patina. Baleen grip is sound, though missing an additional flat brass wire wrap. 52260-5 (2,000-3,000) ESA – Lot 2000

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2001

FINE CHERRY GRIPPED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR OFFICER’S SWORD.

This classic single fullered American hanger has 27″ blade with single slotted brass guard and well patinaed round cherry grip. This is a fine example of an American made 18th century sword that survived in relatively fine, aesthetically pleasing condition. SIZE: 33″ overall. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Blade is grey overall with scattered areas of staining, pitting and old sharpening. Brass has been cleaned and varnished with a slight bend to pommel. Cherry grip is sound and solid with hand worn patina and normal cosmetic blemishes from 200 years. 51778-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2001

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2002
Revised: 8/17/2017

Please Note: Upon closer examination, the hammer screw appears replaced or re-colored.

EXTREMELY RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR “UNITED STATES” BRANDED CHARLEVILLE MUSKET.

This is probably the only authentic and original Revolutionary War “United States” branded Model 1763 Charleville musket to ever come to public auction. On March 31, 1777, George Washington directed the Board of War that all Continental arms be stamped with “United States”. According to George D. Moller in his text American Military Shoulder Arms, Vol. I., 1993, this is the earliest identification mark on Continental muskets. This marking has been highly reproduced and faked over the years, but this example is guaranteed original and unaltered with excellent patina and completeness. Over the years, just a handful of armaments with this marking are known. “The vast majority of arms imported into the United States for the use of the American revolutionary forces were French. Well over 100,000 French muskets are known to have been imported…” SIZE: 59-1/2″ overall. CONDITION: Good overall, standard configuration with 44″ 69 caliber barrel. Metal dark and brown overall, with pitting. Several crack repairs to stock, including 9″ crack which extends from trigger guard to buttplate, through the brand, but markings still very good and discernible. Top jaw screw is an old replacement. Band springs lack locking buttons. 52040-1 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2002

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2003

EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE ARCHIVE OF AMERICAN PATRIOT JOHN GLEN, Jr. WHICH INCLUDES HIS INSCRIBED REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN SILVER MOUNTED, FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S FUSIL.

The treasure in this archive is, perhaps, the finest known example of an American made fusil of the American Revolutionary War period. The maple stocked fusil has its original commercial flintlock marked “JOVER” and the 38 ½” 65 caliber smooth bore barrel has Birmingham proofs. All of the mountings are non-hallmarked silver with relief Rococo design and fine chiseled martial engraving. The ornate thumbplate has Glen’s initials in the 18th century style where “I’s” and “J’s” are interchangeable, “JGJr”. The sole of the buttplate is engraved in large block letters “JOHN GLEN Jr”. There is fine relief carving at the barrel tang. The overall architecture of the gun is superb. This fusil presents beautifully and was made for a man of means. It represents the finest achievement in mid 18th century American gun making. Col. John Glen Jr (1735-1828) was Quarter Master of the Continental Army of the Northern Department and was a close associate of George Washington, who on occasion stayed at the Glen Plantation in New York. Glen had prior service in the French and Indian Wars in various New York units from 1755. Archive also includes two documents: one bureaucratic signed by John Glen Sr October 21, 1745 and the second is a fine archivally framed document dated 1758, appointing John Glen Jnr as 2nd Lieutenant of the 3rd Company of Militia of Schenectady, signed by James Delancy, the British Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Province of New York. The chair, which is a typical New England mid-18th century splat back chair, was in the Glen home when Commander-in-Chief George Washington visited and stayed there in 1775 during the Revolutionary War and at other times according to provided research. General Washington could very well have sat in this chair and could have handled this wonderful fusil that no doubt was a prized possession. After the Revolutionary War, the area around the Glen home was renamed “Glen’s Falls, NY’ a name by which it is known today. The area was originally named Wing’s Falls, but Abraham Wing was not the ardent patriot as John Glen and John Glen was a patriot! There is a large file of research concerning the naming of “Glen’s Falls” and also information concerning George Washington’s visits to Col. Glen’s house and provenance on this archive. PROVENANCE: Montreal auction (1970s) of Glen Family items, descended in John Glen’s Jr’s oldest son’s family who were Torries and relocated to Canada prior to the War of 1812. Ex-collection Mark Berube, 2000; Alan Para collection, 2009. CONDITION: Fusil is very good to fine overall. Metal surfaces are dark grey/brown with light pitting. The wood has a rich, mellow, hand-worn patina. The silver mounts have a soft grey patina with minor losses from over 250 years. In the accompanying 2013 appraisal document by well known American Revolutionary War, Kentucky rifle expert and collector Stephen Hench of Lancaster, PA he states: “To the best of my knowledge, there is no finer, documented silver mounted American officer’s fusil from the Revolutionary war than this surviving example of John Glen Jr’s”. Framed commission is very good, complete with seal and stamp. Contemporary 2009 carved powder horn made for display purposes is in fine condition made in the style of 1759 when Glen was in the militia during the French and Indian Wars. Chair- old multiple coats of paint removed. Proper left side of splat absent. Seat remains mostly intact with normal and expected wear. 51936-1 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 2003

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2004

EXTREMELY RARE NEW HAMPSHIRE 1ST BATTALION MARKED REVOLUTIONARY WAR CHARLEVILLE MUSKET.

This is a fine example of a very rare Revolutionary War musket that are well chronicled in the literature. This Model 1768 musket with 44″ 69 caliber barrel was shipped on the French vessel “Mercure” in the spring of 1777. Each battalion of New Hampshire muskets were marked on the barrels with the letters “NH” joined at the intersecting leg followed by either “1B”, “2B”, or “3B” and then a sequential number from 1-672. These guns were stamped by silversmith John Ward Gilman of Exeter, NH. A receipt dated May 6, 1777 shows that he stamped a total of 2,016 muskets or 672 muskets per battalion. Of these 2016 muskets, a total of 47 are known today according to research by Michael R. Carroll in a 2009 article. This gun is properly marked on breech “NH 1B No.497”. The 1st New Hampshire was incorporated into George Washington’s Continental Army as the 5th Continental Regiment. This unit took part in most of the major battles of the Revolutionary Army, including Bunker Hill (prior to issue), Siege of Boston, Defense of Canada, Lake Champlain, Trenton, Princeton, Valley Forge, Saratoga, Monmouth, Iroquois Expedition of 1779 and Yorktown. This is among the rarest identified Revolutionary War longarm you will find SIZE: 59-1/2″ overall. CONDITION: Good overall. Stock is sound. Metal is brown/grey overall with pitting. Regimental markings are all discernible. French proof mark “R” is also seen under battalion markings. Lock markings discernible. Ramrod is replacement. 52040-2 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2004

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2005

EXTREMELY RARE “WAYNE’S LEGION” REGULATION U.S. ARMY 1792-1796 SHOULDER BELT PLATE.

This is the first regulation American officer’s accoutrement plate authorized by government regulation. Die-struck of heavy brass with gold plate with American “frog-legged eagle” great seal above “USA”. The first known reference appears in the General Orders published June 26, 1795 “Oval breastplate on white shoulder belt, 3″ x 2-1/2″, ornamented with an eagle in gold or silver to match the buttons”. Major General “Mad” Anthony Wayne was the original commander of the Legion of the United States and this buckle has always been nicknamed in his honor. General Wayne accepted the surrender of all British forts in 1796 which were located illegally in the United States in violation of the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War in 1783. The Legion was formed in June 1792. Recruited and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, the Legion was involved in protecting the American frontier, including the Siege of Ft. Jefferson, Siege of Ft. Recovery and the Battle of Fallen Timbers. The Legion built fortifications throughout the frontier, including Ft. Wayne which today retains it’s name honoring the Legion’s first General. Lewis and Clark were both members of the Legion and would likely have had same plates during their expedition mapping the Louisiana Purchase. An example of this plate was part of traveling bicentennial Lewis and Clark exhibit seen nationwide. PROVENANCE: The last example sold in major auction was from William Guthman Collection sale at Sotheby’s 12/1/2005 for $30,000. CONDITION: Very good overall, retaining most of its original plate, numerous small scratches, bend at top edge and other cosmetic blemishes. All in all, this is a beautiful example of a rare and popular American accoutrement plate. 52331-5 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2005

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2006

IMPORTANT PAIR OF CUT GLASS PRESERVE DISHES FROM MOUNT VERNON.

Mid 18th century, England. Each oval rose cut preserve dish with ribbed edge cut with a row of stylized peacock feathers. Each alternate feather terminating in a bullseye. Each base with sunburst design. Mounted in original leather case with original purple silk liners. The lids engraved in gold letters “GEORGE WASHINGTON’S PRESERVE DISH USED AT MOUNT VERNON”. Accompanying this offering is the Parke-Bernet catalog entry. *NOTE* Per Parke-Bernet listing; “These two dishes were sold at public auction by Thos. Birch’s Sons, Philadelphia, Apr. 5, 1892, and the catalogue was entitled “Washington and T’aghman Correspondence” and contained books from the library of George Washington, and personal relics. These two dishes were No. 847 in the catalogue, and the printed note reads: “Inherited in a direct line by H. L. D. Lewis from General Washington’s estate. A certificate as to their genuineness will be furnished the purchaser”. Unfortunately the certificate mentioned has been lost. These two dishes are illustrated in the catalogue. SIZE: 1-3/4″ h x 7-1/2″ l x 5-1/4″ w. PROVENANCE: Sotheby’s Parke-Bernet Galleries, October 25th, 1960. CONDITION: Very good, small number of minuscule flea bites on upper lip. 52232-7 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2006

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2007

UNSIGNED (American, 18th/19th Century) PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON.

Pencil & colored pencil on laid paper shows a shoulder length portrait of George Washington wearing a military coat. Housed in an antique style frame by Peter Hopf behind glass. SIZE: Sight: 8-1/2″ x 6-1/2″. Overall: 13″ x 11″. CONDITION: Some soiling to paper with age spots, otherwise very good. 52094-19 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2007

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2008

RARE EARLY AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL DISPLAYED EAGLE.

Mid 18th century, American. This nice example carved from the solid in two parts. Affixed with early, if not original iron link hanging chain. The outstretched wings in carced deep relief with realistic depiction of feathers. The wings carved from the solid and fitted to the body. The eagle’s body with spread tail, legs and talons rendered as if in the act of landing. The eagle with elongated neck, the head and beak curiously rendered in the manner of a pigeon rather than a bird of prey, and with unusual carved plume. The whole with remnants of original gilt surfaces and plumage painted in later green and dark red, now turned to a coffee tone. SIZE: 15″ h x 27″ wingspan CONDITION: Decorated surfaces as noted. The carving with multiple losses to tips of talons, and with shallow sliver losses to ends of tail feathers. Small loss to tip of plume. Otherwise with normal and expected in use wear, abrasion to paint and light soiling. Otherwise very good with old untouched surfaces. 52331-4 (2,500-3,000) – Lot 2008

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2009

BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE EARLY 19TH CENTURY SCRIMSHAWED “AMERICAN EAGLE” POWDER HORN.

18″ horn is beautifully scrimshawed with a 4″ x 4″ eagle on ornate pedestal with patriotic shield pierced by arrows holding a ribbon with “E Pluribus Unum” below 13 6-pointed stars. Horn has well defined carved bands with drapery-like scrimshaw decoration at bands. Base has numerous cut teeth and wood block is attached by numerous small brass tacks with scrimshaw decoration surrounding. This is a beautiful piece of early American art that would display beautifully with a custom stand so horn can be shown vertically. This horn was frontis in Bill Guthman Estate auction catalog. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall, hand worn patina. Hairline crack at base and five teeth are professionally restored in about a 1/2″ arc. 52331-6 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2009

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2010

RARE CONGRESSIONAL PRESENTATION SWORD TO CHARLES WILLIAMSON FOR VALOR ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN DURING “THE WAR OF 1812”.

You are bidding on a rarely offered War of 1812 Congressional presentation sword. The hilt and grip are of unique design showing panoply of naval arms with superposed spread-winged eagle. The underside of guard has 18 stars and the letters “US” separated by laurel wreath. The grip is rectangular with high relief mermaid holding an urn over her head on both sides. The pommel is a helmeted Roman soldier. The guard is pierced with a central medallion of a Romanesque woman’s bust. The blade reads “CHARLES L. WILLIAMSON, MID-SHIPMAN, LAKE CHAMPLAIN, 11 SEPTEMBER 1814″ in large etched panel. Blade retains most of its original luster with crisp, finely detailed 22” etched panels. Latin motto is also inscribed in central panel: “ALTIUS IBUNT QUI AD SUMMA NITUNTUR” which translates to “He who aims highest, rises highest”. Other patriotic panels include panoply of naval arms, the naval battle on Lake Champlain, and a beautifully detailed American eagle. This sword, like others, was made by William Rose and so marked on ricasso and etched by John Meer and so signed on opposite ricasso. According to Peter Tuite’s exemplary study in U.S. Naval Officers, Their Swords and Dirks, 2004, 31 swords were presented by Congress for this action and this makes the 10th example known. This sword is new to market and just recently found in a local estate in “as found” condition. There is a file of historical background on these swords and the Battle of Lake Champlain accompanying this sword. SIZE: 39″ overall. CONDITION: 33″ blade retains most of its original polish and luster with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Retains original protective leather washer. Brass hilt retains most of its original gold gilt, as does the single remaining scabbard mount. Pommel is slightly loose. Leather scabbard body is dry, cracked and flaking. 52224-1 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2010

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2011

SPECTACULAR & UNIQUE NANTUCKET PRESENTATION SWORD TO MEXICAN WAR HERO MAJOR MOSES BARNARD FOR “PLANTING THE 1ST AMERICAN FLAG ON PARAPET AT STORMING OF CHAPULTEPEC”, SEPTEMBER 13, 1847.

“The course of history plays out with little regard for the lives of men. Fate or ability can propel individuals to the forefront of fame and accomplishment, but rarely do the man and his deed become merged to create an image that is an icon for the ages. The raising of the flag on Iwo Jima is such an image – symbolic of the struggle and victory in the Pacific during WWII. In the same way, the plating of the American flag on the battlement of Chapultepec became symbolic of the U.S. victory in the Mexican War in 1847. The image of a brave officer leading his troops to victory was used as a frontispiece in U.S. histories, paintings, prints and even wallpaper. The Mexican War has faded into the past, as has the memory of the man who first planted the flag on the parapet during the Storming of Chapultepec and became the symbol for the entire war. Moses J. Barnard was born in 1819, the eleventh child of Cromwell and Sarah Barnard on the island of Nantucket, Mass. His grandmothers were from the famous Coffin and Joy island families. It is likely he was raised among Quakers and whaling captains. Little is known of his early life, but he joined the U.S. “Voltigeurs” in Pennsylvania on February 16, 1847, as a Captain.” This is most likely the only historic sword presented by the overwhelmingly pacifist Quaker population of Nantucket Island. Sword is an exquisite piece of workmanship retaining most of its original gold plate and brilliant blue and gold decorated blade. The presentation engraved on either side of scabbard reads: “A TESTIMONIAL, / FROM THE CITIZENS OF NANTUCKET, MASS. / OCT. 18, 1848” and “TO BREVET MAJOR MOSES BARNARD / OF THE REGIMENT OF VOLTIGEURS: / DISTINGUISHED FOR HIS GALLANTRY IN MEXICO / AND FOR PLANTING THE FIRST AMERICAN FLAG, THE COLORS OF HIS REGIMENT / ON THE PARAPET AT THE STORMING OF CHAPULTEPEC, / SEPT. 13, 1847” The large file of provenance and history accompanying this sword tells of the short-lived history (1847-1848) of the American Voltigeur Regiment who were elite skirmishers. Copies of the numerous images made of Captain Barnard planting the flag at the pivotal battle of the Mexican War can be viewed in the provenance link on our website. Captain Barnard was indeed a national hero known all over America at this time. The Castle of Chapultepec sits atop a 200ft hill defending the approach to Mexico City. The storming of Chapultepec consisted of hand-picked troops including the Voltigeurs and a detachment of Marines. The Marines participation was immortalized in the Marine Corps Hymn which refers to Chapultepec as “The Halls of Montezuma”. Storming of Chapultepec was a heroic, glorious, bloody battle with ladders toppled and thrown up again until the American forces reached the parapet, and in hand-to-hand combat drove the Mexicans back. By 9:30, after two hours of fighting, the flag of the Voltigeurs flew above the east wall. During the attack, the color bearer was killed and Captain Barnard seized the flag, scaled the parapet and brandished the colors under terrible fire, receiving two wounds. It is this moment of courage that became an iconic symbol. Bernard was personalize cited by General Winfield Scott as “the first to plant a regimental color” and brevetted a major for “Gallantry and Meritorious Conduct at the Battle of Chapultepec”. The American troops moved on to Mexico City, which surrendered the next day. Bernard stayed in Mexico City with occupation forces until August 31, 1848 and returned home. In his absence, his friends and neighbors on Nantucket learned of his exploits and were determined to recognize his bravery. On October 21, 1848, this notice appeared in the Nantucket papers, The Inquirer and The Weekly Mirror: SWORD PRESENTATION. An interesting ceremony, without precedence on this island, took place at the Athenaeum on Wednesday evening last. The close of the course of lectures delivered at the Athenaeum by Major M. J. BARNARD, late of the Voltigeurs, upon Mexico and the incidents of the late war, was selected by several of his friends as a proper time to present him a fitting token of their personal esteem and warm appreciation of the bravery displayed by him at Chapultepec and elsewhere. An elegant SWORD was deemed the most appropriate gift to be presented to the gallant soldier. SIZE: 36-1/2″ overall. PROVENANCE: Purchased directly from family of Barnard’s friends and descendants and in Simon Handleson’s collection ever since. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: 30″ blade is overall bright, retaining 95% plus original gold and blue decoration, including panoply of arms. Scabbard, hilt and pommel retain most of their original gilting. Scabbard has finely chased decoration on either of side of ring mounts & drag, and a similar pattern between presentation and drag. A large American eagle with shield and rays is also engraved between ring mounts. The carved, polished bone grip has light patina. Scabbard has several small dents and scratches, and some staining around ring mounts as seen in photographs. All in all this sword shows very little wear and appears to have been well preserved since its presentation, still stored in its original chamois sleeve. 52331-1 (35,000-45,000) ESA – Lot 2011

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2012

FINE AMERICAN HORSEMAN SABER, CIRCA 1820.

Brass hilted and brass mounted horseman saber with fat 30-1/2″ blade with blue and gold panels, including large Federal American eagle with shield with 15 stars and ribbon with “E Pluribus Unum” along with panoply of arms and Liberty Cap. SIZE: 37″ overall. CONDITION: Very good overall. All original and complete. Blade retains much of its original luster with scattered staining, pitting and losses of blue and gold decoration. Leather grip is dry and cracked. Leather body of scabbard is complete, though with weak folded and cracked area at drag. Brass mounts and stirrup hilt have matching mustard/green patina. 52308-46 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2012

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2013

RARE “WAR OF 1812” US REGULATION NAVAL BATTLE AX.

Rare early 19th century naval boarding ax stamped on 5″ blade “U.S., NYW, JT”. The “NYW” denotes manufacture at the Navy Yard Washington. “JT” stands for the inspector, Captain Joseph Tarbell (1780-1815), who inspected naval weapons at the Navy Yard during the War of 1812. Hasp is almost 2′ long with an old pinned contemporary repair with correct bulbous end. Identical specimen is noted on pg 3 in Col. Robert Rankin’s text Small Arms of the Sea Services, 1972 and notes that these are quite rare. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Iron is dark and pitted overall, but markings are all discernible though inspector “JT” is weak. Haft is still sturdy though repaired below languettes with several iron pins, glue and putty. 51908-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2013

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2014

LIFE LONG COLLECTION AND PROBABLY LARGEST GROUP KNOWN OF 18TH & 19TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK GUN POWDER TESTERS WITH PROVENANCE.

Most every type of powder tester seen is represented here. Many are actual examples pictured in the definitive text: Eprouettes, a Comprehensive Study of Early Devices for the Testing of Gunpowder, RTW Kempers, published by Royal Armouries, 1998. Kempers notes several examples in collection are unique or no other examples outside certain museum collections. Testers are also shown in the article “Powder Testers The Combinations” By Paul J. Wolf. Copies of the book and article accompanies the lot. Many were used by armories and are very well made. Very few are marked other than having numeric ranges for the gun powder testing. There are all-iron examples, some with touch-holes for fire and others with complete flintlock mechanisms, three large spring loaded types have French makers or inspector marks. Some are crafted by gunsmiths or blacksmiths. Several are made in the style of single shot pistols which are the most often seen. There are also five made totally of brass of which one is dated 1852 and very heavily cast. Another of the all brass ones has a short cannon barrel with touch-hole and the pointer that reads the gauge is in the shape of a birds beak. There is a solid brass example which is maker marked by Henry Nock, London. Detailed pictures of every example will be on-line. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy the best collection of handheld powder testers that we know of ever assembled. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Morris Racker. CONDITION: Overall very good. No restoration noted, though a few examples may be old facsimiles as these were very popular as novelties and curiosa collected in the early-20th century. All in all, this is a fine representative grouping that most appear original. 51956-57 (8,000-10,000) – Lot 2014

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2015
Revised: 8/9/2017

Please Note: This is attributed to Malbone, NOT by Malbone. We do not guarantee this to be by Malbone.

MINIATURE PAINTING ON IVORY OF MAJOR SAUNDERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.

Last quarter 18th century, America. The miniature portrait by Edward Greene Malbone (1777-1807) of Major Saunders possibly related to Thomas Saunders of Beverly, Massachusetts. The portrait is mounted in original oval rose gold case of unknown fineness. SIZE: Sight 2-1/4″ h x 1-3/4″ w. PROVENANCE: Family history places Major Saunders as Great Uncle to Sarah Whitney Haddock, daughter of Captain Michael Whitney whose miniature portrait on ivory is offered following this as lot 2016. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Portrait in very fine condition. 51799-1 (2,000-4,000) ESA – Lot 2015

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2016

FINE MINIATURE PORTRAIT ON IVORY OF CAPTAIN MICHAEL WHITNEY OF BEVERLY, MASSACHUSETTS.

Late 18th early 19th century. The portrait depicting the Captain with curly brown hair, high white color and with vest, tie, and black coat. Mounted in period oval rose gold frame. The verso with a lock of hair fashioned into the shape of a feather, set beneath a delicate decoupage of a floral leafy sprig ribbon tied with a leaf of grain. SIZE: Sight 1-3/4″ h x 1-1/4″ w. PROVENANCE: Michael Whitney, father of Sarah Whitney Haddock, whose great uncle Major Saunders’ miniature portrait is also offered as lot 2015 in this sale. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Very fine, with no blemishes or imperfections. Lock of hair and accompanying art work equally fine. 51799-2 (1,000-2,000) ESA – Lot 2016

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2017

FINE CIVIL WAR CDV ALBUM.

This bound album contains 41 Civil War CDVs of which all but three are soldiers. There is one beautiful young woman pictured who is possibly the owner of the album. The album is inscribed “Lilian Bates Hawley” in front. Most of the cards are of officers and general officers, including a fine image of a full standing General David Birney wearing his sword. Birney was a brigade commander in Philip Kearny’s division. When Kearny was killed, Birney took over command of his division. Based on several photos of officers wearing Kearny Crosses, it is possible that this album may be associated with units in that division. Quick research of some of the named soldiers show six surgeons: Walter B. Morrison, 3rd Michigan Infantry; John Howe, 1st New York Infantry; H. F. L. Lyster, 5th Michigan Infantry; Edwin Miles, 5th Michigan Infantry; John Robinson, 38th New York Infantry. One other surgeon identified is Edward Donnelly who was in four different regiments and was wounded in action at Mechanicsville, confined at Libby Prison, was captured at 2nd Battle of Bull Run and at the Battle of the Wilderness and was allowed to operate on wounded Union soldiers. Donnelly had an interesting history; being an Irish immigrant who arrived in Philadelphia after his father, who was an officer in the British East India Company, was killed in Bengal. Donnelly was a renowned doctor prior to the war and offered his services as soon as the war began. Donnelly was among the first surgeons to prepare pathology slides from his Civil War patients. I’m sure there are other interesting stories to be told among these cards which appear to be overall fine original condition. CONDITION: Album is good overall, though pages are shaken and several are loose. Full leather binding, shows scuffing, but retains gilt decoration and functional brass clasps. CDVs examined are overall very good and are by numerous photographers. A few examined have rounded top corners and minor cosmetic defects. 52222-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2017

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2018

OUTSTANDING MAINE HISTORICAL LOT INCLUDING PRESENTATION SWORD AND MEMORABILIA TO CAPTAIN JAMES LIBBY OF THE FIRST MAINE SHARPSHOOTERS, A SURVIVOR OF THE GETTYSBURG BATTLE.

NSN. This group consists of two Civil War officer swords and a post-war photograph and copies of letters Libby wrote home from the war. First sword is a beautiful US staff and field officers sword with an eagle head quillon and a high grade spiral fluted metal grip. The sword has an inscription which reads, “presented to Lieut. J. W. Libby by Co. E, First ME SS December 5, 1864”. The other sword is an imported non regulation iron hilted officers sword. Both swords as other articles originally came from the descendants of Captain Libby. There is a sketch of James Libby’s life written by his grandson E. Carl Libby which tells of his birth in 1840 in Leeds, Maine, his life on the farm, his schooling in one room schoolhouse and his later education at Monmouth Academy. When the war began in 1861 James Libby was entering his final year at Monmouth Academy. On August 6, 1861 James Libby left school and enlisted as a private in Company K, 7th Regiment Maine Volunteers. Several family letters tell of his life in the 7th. At the battle of Antietam over half of the 7th Maine men engaged where killed, wounded or missing. The unit was so reduced in numbers it was sent home in October of 1862 to recoup. Company K of which Libby was a part rejoined the war in January 1863 and were engaged at the Battle of Fredricksburg May 3, 1863 with a loss of 12 killed, 49 wounded and 39 missing. 7th Maine had heavy causality almost everywhere they fought. At Gettysburg the 7th Maine and Libby had position on Wolf Hill where the 7th Maine monument stands between two rock walls today. Only two men of the 7th Maine died from wounds from the battle of Gettysburg and are buried at the National Cemetery at Gettysburg along with 138 other men from Maine regiments. A patriotic letter to his sister written by Libby on August 16, just over a month after Gettysburg when he and the 7th were camped in Warrenton Springs, VA states, “Our country must be saved and now is the time to do it…” James Libby would serve his three years, be discharged and reenlist as a Veteran Volunteer. He would become a second lieutenant in November 1864 in the 1st Maine Sharp Shooters and then be promoted to Captain in Company K in the 14th Maine infantry in his last command. There is an interesting archive of research by Libby’s grandson that accompanies this lot including the listing of family members who own the copied letters and a copy of a signed CDV of Lieutenant Libby wearing the wonderful presentation sword that is the centerpiece of this lot. CONDITION: Staff and field officers sword is fine overall with 32″ blade with 16″ etched patriotic panels on both sides retaining 90%+ orig frosted details. Brass hilt retains about half its orig gold plating and brass scabbard mounts retain traces of gold in protected areas. Presentation is easily read as can be seen in photos and brass overall has a yellow patina. Iron scabbard body is sound and solid with traces of blue finish with scattered staining, rust and pitting. There are several small dents in scabbard mounts especially in drag as can be seen in photos. Non regulation sword is sound and solid overall. Grip retains all its orig shark skin with exception of one chipped area where wood and wrap are gone which measures about 1/4″ x 1/4″. Tripe wire wrap over grip is only about 50% intact and loose in areas. 32″ blade is gray overall with some areas of orig polish and shine. 7″ etched patriotic panels are discernible on both sides as can be seen in photos. 52380-16 (7,500-10,000) – Lot 2018

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2019

FINE RARE GILT AND CARVED “BUNTING” PATRIOTIC EAGLE.

Circa 1800, American. This well-defined carved example designed for mounting on a wall. A gilt ring suspended from its talons, the purpose of which was to hang patriotic bunting through the ring in a series of similar eagles for political celebration. Features are well carved and with original gilding. SIZE: 23-1/2″ at wingtips. 12″ h overall. CONDITION: Re-gilt at beak, proper left shoulder at juncture with wing and proper left leg above talon. In use abrasions and small losses at wing tips and tip of tail. Otherwise all original and intact. Good to very good overall. Carving is offered with a piece of early bunting. 52331-3 (2,500-3,000) – Lot 2019

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2020

RARE AND FINE PAIR OF MEXICAN WAR VETERAN BADGES OF JAMES A. TERREL, 8TH US INFANTRY.

1) large bronze Mexican War veteran medal, though not exceptionally rare, is scarce and rarely found in such fine original condition with the original red, white and blue ribbon in such solid condition. 2) quite rare and rarely offered is the 1-1/2″ gold miniature medal. Both medals are finely engraved on versos “JAMES A TERREL / CO. K / 8TH U.S. INF.”. Accompanying these medals was a custom medal case for a round silver medal that is mentioned in an accompanying partial obituary. This case has long housed the bronze medal explaining its fine condition. The obituary also mentions both of these medals and that the large 2-1/2″ shield on the red, white and blue ribbon was made from captured Mexican cannon. Obituary mentions some of his history serving under Col. W. J. Worth part of Winfield Scott’s Army in Mexico. CONDITION: Bronze medal and ribbon is very good to fine. Soldered top pin is loose at one solder joint, unaffecting aesthetics. Bronze is well patinaed with some toning. Gold medal has seen more use with some wear, but with good discernible markings and inscription. 51830-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2020

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2021

ARCHIVE OF CALIFORNIA PIONEER MAJOR GEORGE PUTNAM, INCLUDING HIS ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED MILITARY COMMISSION.

Archive consists of a japanned Paymaster’s box with George Putnam’s name in gold paint, several documents including Ft. Walla Walla, Washington Territory, August 1864 dated document signed by Putnam. There is also a 20″ x 17″ framed military commission signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, February 26, 1864. Major George A. Putnam (1825-1894) was a California pioneer. George was a farm boy where he grew up in Fitchburg, Mass. By the age of 15, he “started out to make his own way in the world” after the death of his father. After working in Boston for almost ten years, the news of the gold strike in California reached his ears, and his course was set. He traveled via Cape Horn and arrived in San Francisco July 5, 1849. He was one of the minority of gold miners who were quite successful in panning for gold (on the Yuba River). He worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Sacramento (1857-1863). He became a family man when he married Phoebe Sylvester in 1855; they became the parents of two sons, George and Charles. When the Civil War began, he was appointed Paymaster in the United States Army in 1863 with a Major’s commission. He mustered out upon the close of the war in June of 1865. After the war, he worked in several government offices, for the post office in Sacramento, Internal Revenue Assessor, Deputy Federal Collector, and City Tax Collector. Mr. Putnam was a member of many organizations including the Sacramento Pioneer Association, Masons, Oddfellows, Knight’s Pythias, Exempt Fireman’s Association, and the Grand Army of the Republic (Sumner Post) in Sacramento. He is buried in Sacramento City Cemetery in the “Pioneer Grove”. CONDITION: Painted strong box has broken lock and is bent where pried open; chipped paint and scuffs. The two original documents are good to very good overall. Leather wallet with Putnam’s name nicely gilt embossed is worn and scuffed. Framed commission was not studied outside of frame, has light fading with better than average Lincoln signature. Document is overall discernible, with several small bends and folds. 52292-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2021

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2022

RARE IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE SLOUCH HAT OF BRISCOE B. RANSON, COMPANY B 12TH VIRGINIA CAV, ROSSER’S BRIGADE, WADE HAMPTON’S CORPS, JEB STUART’S CAVALRY CSA WITH SABER SLASH MARK AND BLOOD STAINING FROM WOUND AT BRANDY STATION.

This is an iconic and well known identified Confederate slouch with a long collection history. Mildred Remsburg was an early collector of Civil War memorabilia and had a small museum in Sharpsburg, MD behind her general line antique shop. Hat was displayed with top of a 19th century “mustard plaster” box on which is written: “Hat – B. B. Ranson Co. B, 12th Va. Cav. Rosser’s Brigade (J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry) Hampton’s Corps C.S.A. – was wearing when he was sabered June 9th 1863, in Battle of Brandy Station”. Hat is classic imported slouch hat with a indiscernible makers mark which is now only seen with black light (see photo). Slouch hats were among the most popular of headgear during the Civil War. These hats which could be easily folded and carried, saw continued use after the war and few identified ones are known, especially Confederate. Amazingly, slouch hat shows a long 2″ saber slash where Ranson was wounded June 9th, 1863 at the Battle of Brandy Station. Blood is evident with UV light where pooled in sweatband beneath saber mark. Ranson was captured following his wounding, but was exchanged 3 weeks later where he rejoined his unit and was finally paroled April 21, 1865. Pvt. Briscoe B. “Buck” Ranson (1844-1934) served with both the 12th Virginia Cavalry and 43rd Virginia Cavalry. When Briscoe entered service he was in school. After the war, he returned to school as a student in the medical department at the University of Virginia and later at the University of Maryland where he graduated with a degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1869. He practiced medicine at Harper’s Ferry for 30 years. He is buried in Charlestown, Jefferson Country, West Virginia. Hat is accompanied by file of collection history with old receipts, along with Ranson’s war record. PROVENANCE: Remsburg Museum, Sharpsburg, MD; George Gorman, about 1970; Bill Turner Collection; John Graham Collection, Alexandria, VA; Michael Cunningham Collection 1980; Jim Frasca Collection; Josh Landish Collection, Las Vegas, NV, 1992; The Estate of Morris Racker. CONDITION: Hat is sound and stable. Sweatband has been re-sewn in areas and original silk lining is detached but in place. Blood staining is quite evident with UV light, as is the maker’s mark which is almost invisible with regular light. There are several holes and reductions as typically seen on this pattern from the frequent folding when used. Hat band is complete as is the original brown sewn edging. Hat is soiled overall. The original sign used in museum with penciled inscription is soiled but otherwise solid and all text is discernible. 51956-56 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2022

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2023

FINE ARCHIVALLY FRAMED GEORGE CUSTER AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED AS “BRIGADIER GENERAL”, 1864.

3-1/2″ X 4″ 10-line note written by and signed “GA Custer / Brig Genl”. Note is written March 13, 1864 at Headquarters 3rd Division Cavalry Corps. Ten days later Custer would fall with a concussion, and would be given 20 days leave where he and Libbie would visit Abraham Lincoln. Document is archivally mounted with an original Civil War eagle breastplate and a fine colored steel engraving of Custer with facsimile signature. Also included is a loose 1896 dated Custer photograph. SIZE: 25-1/2″ x 23-1/2″ overall frame. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Morris Racker. CONDITION: Archival shadowbox is fine overall with just minor scuffing and small chips on corners of wood veneer. Document was not removed, but appears very good with light soiling. Paper has yellowed slightly, but ink is dark and well discerned. The breastplate also appears very good with a dark mustard colored patina. 51956-55 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2023

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2024

RARE PERSONAL MILITARY MAP OF THE GULF OF MAJOR GENERAL N. P. BANKS.

46″ x 24″ map with margins ” MAP OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, PREPARED BY ORDER OF MAJ. GEN. N. P. BANKS…JANUARY 1864″. Map shows Gulf of Mexico with state of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and parts of Texas, with military railroads. This map was purchased at a Boston auction from direct family descent, along with his Major General’s commission and presentation sword now part of an institutional collection. Map folds into 12″ x 9″ sections mounted on canvas like other military maps. General Nathaniel P. Banks (1816-1894) was a Massachusetts Congressman and Governor prior to the Civil Way and had the unique distinction of having no previous military service and being appointed Major General in the United States Army by President Lincoln in 1861. Banks was in charge of the 19th Army Corps and was most noted for being in charge of the Union troops during the siege of Port Hudson and then the later disastrous Red River Campaign where he was routed at the Battle of Mansfield. After the war, Banks returned to Massachusetts, re-entering Congress. Military maps for field use are quite rare, especially those belonging to such prominent and high ranking officers. PROVENANCE: Banks family descent, Willis Henry Auctions, Boston, February 7, 2009. CONDITION: Good to very good overall, fading, staining, cracks at folds and soiling on exposed panels of canvas. 52379-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2024

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2025

GROUP OF FIVE AMERICAN 19TH CENTURY MILITARY IMAGES.

1) 6th plate tintype of young militiaman with gilted buttons housed in black gutta percha case. 2) 6th plate tintype of full standing Union enlisted man holding an Austrian rifle, wearing 9-button frock and kepi with US belt, eagle breast plate on his cartridge box strap, cap box and bayonet. 3) 9th plate ambrotype of young soldier wearing a kepi with a small oval photo of unknown origin pinned to face of hat. 4) Interesting W H Tipton Gettysburg cabinet card of J F Chase of the 3rd Maine, holding American flag and wearing GAR badge with his story. 5) Indian War era Pennsylvania National Guardsmen displaying their swords and marksmen medals CONDITION: 1) Very good overall. Noticeable scuffing to emulsion to top right edge. 2) Image is not cased and has numerous small scratches and soiling on surface. 3) Some flaking apparent in backing of image unaffecting facial detail. 4) image is faded, scuffed and broken bottom right corner. 5) Very good with some staining and soiling. 52012-8 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2025

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2026

RARE GROUP OF FOUR HARD IMAGES OF LAWMEN, ALL WEARING BADGES, CIRCA 1860.

This lot consists of three 6th plates and one 9th plate of lawmen wearing various badges. All are housed in gutta percha cases; two with fine American patriotic motifs. The three 6th plates are all tintypes and the 9th plate is a ruby ambrotype by S. Shattuck of Lowell, MA and image is identified as Sidney Allison Brown. CONDITION: Overall good to very good. Cases are all very good to fine. There are light scratches and creases to two of the tintypes, all with fair contrast and clarity. 52049-2 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2026

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2027

GROUP OF THREE FINE ARMED UNION CIVIL WAR INFANTRYMEN PHOTOGRAPHS.

1) 1/4 plate tintype of full standing private in regulation 9-button frock, wearing kepi with company letter, armed with Bowie knife, revolver and musket with attached bayonet. Image is housed in a fine brown gutta percha case with panoply of arms on both sides. 2) 6th plate ruby ambrotype of a standing private, waist up armed with Bowie knife and 69 caliber musket with bayonet housed in fine brown gutta percha patriotic embossed “Union” case. 3) 9th plate tintype of private wearing 4-button blouse, small revolver and a Bowie knife. CONDITION: Condition overall is very good with good contrast and especially good clarity on the ambrotype. 52049-3 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2027

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2028

MAYNARD MODEL 1882 SPORTING RIFLE.

38 Caliber, 26″ barrel, Serial No. 12259. Gun is blue and case colored with checkered pistol grip stock, elevating tang sight, shrouded front sight and German silver Scheutzen-style buttplate. Massachusetts Arms Company sold this gun in the 1880’s and ’90s as an “Improved Sporting Model No. 6”. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Good markings, bore and functional action. Traces of original finish. Deluxe burled stock is broken and repaired at wrist (could be repaired much better by a competent gunsmith). 52013-20 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2028

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2029

BALLARD SPORTING RIFLE, PATENTED 1861.

38 caliber, Serial No. 16522, 26″ full octagonal barrel with 2-leaf adjustable rear sight and fixed front sight. Ballards were made between 1862 – 1880’s and in later years part of Marlin.. Frame is marked on right side “BALLARDS PATENT / NOV 5 1861” and opposite side of frame “MERWIN & BRAY AGT’S / NEW YORK”. CONDITION: Very good as refinished with good bore and functional mechanics. Hammer has old braised repair. Hole drilled in frame, rear of hammer that probably once held a tang sight. 52013-19 (600-800) – Lot 2029

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2030

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR CAPTURED ARMY REVOLVER FROM THE SPANISH ARMORED CRUISER “INFANTA MARIA TERASA”, SANTIAGO, 1898.

This is a fine Spanish brevet of LeFaucheux 12mm army revolver made at the Spanish National Armory and so marked on right side of frame “OVEIDO 1867”; Serial No. 1983 on opposite side of frame. Gun retains strong traces of original finish and is in “as found” condition. According to pinfire expert and author Chris Curtis, and his definitive text Systeme LeFaucheux: Continuing the Study of Pinfire Cartridge Arms, these guns were made in small quantities and were issued to Spanish officers. This is one of the highest serial numbers noted. Inset brass plaque at bottom of left grip reads “MARIA TERASA / SANTIARGO / 1898”. The story of the capture of “Maria Terasa” and the Battle of Santiago is quite interesting and should be read PROVENANCE: From the estate of Walter K. Carter, East Blue Hill, Maine. CONDITION: Very good overall. Gun retains about 50% thinning blue to plum finish on barrel and cylinder, scattered pitting and staining. Stocks are sound as is inset brass plaque which has a mustard colored patina. Mechanically, gun functions well with clean crisp bore. 52233-2 (600-1,000) – Lot 2030

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2031

COLLECTION OF FOUR EUROPEAN MILITARY FLINTLOCK MUSKETS.

1) Germanic brass mounted 18th century 50″ overall fusil. Markings worn and indiscernible. Honest Revolutionary War era 69 cal. smooth bore. Appears complete and functional with good patina. 2) Revolutionary War era French flintlock musket with “ST ETIENNE” marked lock. 44-1/2″ 70 cal. smooth bore barrel. 3) European percussion conversion military musket with 43-1/2″ round barrel with pinned stock. Decorated brass trigger guard. Large club buttstock made without buttplate. 4) Composite flintlock musket with 40-1/2″ unmarked octagonal to round barrel with two Austrian-style bands. Lock is marked “TOWER” with a crown. CONDITION: 1) Iron overall grey with staining and pitting. Brass has dark mustard color. Stock has hand worn patina and contemporary repairs when gun was altered to this 36″ configuration with bayonet lug. 2) Appears complete and functional with well worn solid stock, with numerous cosmetic defects. Metal overall is dark grey/brown with rust and pitting. Barrel proof and lock marks are partially discernible. 3) Sound and solid functional lock. No discernible lock markings. Barrel proofs not discernible. Appears to be a composite of parts, possibly American stocked in early 19th century. Metal dark with pitting. Wood ramrod with iron worm appears original to time of use. 4) External lock components are replacements. Lock is functional. 52222-10 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2031

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2032

RARE IRISH FLINTLOCK VOLUNTEER RIFLE.

This is a rare form measuring 32-1/2″ overall, with 17″, 75 cal. smooth bore barrel with Brunswick-style bayonet lug marked “W & J RIGBY DUBLIN”. Lock is also marked by this renown maker. Brass mounted with two iron sling swivels and attached swivel ramrod. Gun appears original and complete. CONDITION: Good overall. Stock is sound with hand worn patina and scattered cosmetic defects and worm holes. Iron is dark with crisp markings, rust and pitting. Mechanically functional with pitted bore. 52222-8 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2032

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2033

CIVIL WAR ERA 13-STAR AMERICAN FLAG.

Large wool bunting flag measures 8′ on hoist and 12-1/2′ on fly with hand-sewn grommets over iron rings. 6″ cotton stars are all hand-sewn and arranged 4, 5, 4. The 1-3/4″ canvas hoist has an inked name “A.W. PIERCE”, Arthur Whiting Peirce, grandfather of our consignor, from Brunswick, Maine. CONDITION: Very good overall. Good color with reductions, especially at fly edge and top edge of canton. 51637-2 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2033

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2034

RARE 13-STAR 19TH CENTURY PARADE FLAG.

This flag retains part of its original stick, displaying 13 stars in an interesting configuration not seen in Collins. Printed glazed cotton flag measures 11-1/2″ x 8″ and is loosely fit into wooden frame with cut-out for the stick. SIZE: 15-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ frame. CONDITION: Good overall with reductions on fly edge. Red has patinaed to a dark orange. 10″ of the stick is still retained. 52086-1 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2034

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2035

RARE AND FINE SALTED PAPER PHOTOGRAPH OF CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY STEPHEN MALLORY.

This is a very rare and fine condition salt print photograph of Stephen Mallory when he was a Senator from Florida, circa 1855. Salted paper photographs were the earliest form of paper photography and were obsolete about the time of the Civil War, being supplanted by cheaper production albumin mediums. This rare image has excellent detail and contrast. We can find no others offered. Stephen R. Mallory (1812-1873) had a long and illustrious record of political service, most famously known as the Confederate Secretary of the Navy under President Jefferson Davis March 4, 1861 – May 2, 1865. Mallory served in many posts prior to and after the Confederacy. He was elected Senator from the state of Florida in 1850. Mallory, in his time in the Senate, was the prominent Chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs. SIZE: 6-1/2″ x 4-1/8″. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Edge wear, corners rounded and hinges on verso. 52297-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2035

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2036

WONDERFUL ARCHIVE OF ANDERSONVILLE PRISON COMMANDANT HENRY WIRZ INCLUDING PORTION OF ROPE HE WAS HUNG WITH AND HIS NECKTIE TAKEN AFTER HANGING.

This lot consists of two shadowboxes, one containing 2″ section of rope: “cut from the rope from which Wirz was hung at the old Capital Prison in Washington, DC immediately after the execution by George N. Edmunds” and also a 26″ long piece of green and white wool necktie: “portion of neck-tie worn by Wirz, the keeper of Andersonville Prison, when he died”. These two items were originally retained in a paper wrapper dated Washington, July 18, 1887, compliments of James Edmunds given to US Senator Richard Pettigrew, South Dakota’s first Senator. Second frame contains a clipped signature of Wirz mounted beneath 7-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ illustrated broadside advertising the 1865 publication THE DEMON OF ANDERSONVILLE or the TRIAL OF WIRZ For the CRUEL TREATMENT AND BRUTAL MURDER OF HELPLESS UNION PRISONERS IN HIS HANDS: THE MOST HIGHLY EXCITING AND INTERESTING TRIAL OF THE PRESENT CENTURY, HIS LIFE AND EXECUTION… Large file of archival material including service records and trial transcripts included with lot. SIZE: Large shadowbox: 16″ x 17″. Frame: 16-1/4″ x 13-1/4″. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Morris Racker. CONDITION: Rope sample is very good and nicely mounted on blackened board. Necktie sample shows insect damage and some reductions and is held by tacking stitches onto canvas backing in shadow box. 6-1/2″ x 4″ inscribed wrapper is glued to mounting board and is cracked at central fold appears brittle, foxed and stained. The rare Wirz signature appears very good as exposed in a 1-3/4″ x 3/4″ window cut in mat. It is not known how it is mounted, but ink is dark. The framed broadside has numerous reductions, especially at bottom and right side, effecting some text. We could find no other examples noted of this rare advertising broadside. 51956-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2036

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2037

RARE 19TH CENTURY PERCUSSION HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE WITH SCOPE.

30-1/2″, 49″ overall barrel and 1-1/4″ attached starter with bale-type lock, 36″ iron scope. Weight: 16-1/4lbs. Barrel has Rochester, New York makers mark on top and what appears to read “MFG. BY R.G. RICE / WARREN OHIO”. Markings are pitted and hard to read. CONDITION: Fair to good overall. Functional with well defined multi-groove 44 caliber rifling. Starter is frozen in place and was not removed. Metal overall is grey/brown with pitting. There is a large inset repair to buttstock on right side. 52222-7 (800-1,200) – Lot 2037

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2038

PAIR OF EUROPEAN FLINTLOCK COACH GUNS.

1) 36-1/2″ overall, 22″ slightly swamped 70 caliber smooth bore barrel with metal bead front sight. Carved mouldings, brass mountings. Lock has engraved decoration and partially discernible makers mark under frizzen spring, possibly Italian. Cock has raised relief design and lock screw relief carved masked. 2) 33″ overall brass lock blunderbuss with 18″ iron Damascus barrel flaring to 1-3/4″. Barrel marked “MONAGHAN”. Lock is marked “BURRIS”. CONDITION: 1) Fair to good overall. Repaired crack at wrist and inset wood around lock. Long crack on right side of forestock. Metal is grey overall with staining, rust and pitting. 2) Good and sound overall. Gun appears original and complete with crack on cock. 52222-15 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2038

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2039

LOT OF 2 AMERICAN LONG GUNS.

1) Very unusual and rare tiger striped maple full-stock fowler percussion conversion from flint, brass and silver mounted and elegantly signed on large 6″ panel on barrel “JOHN MOORE ALBANY”. Buttplate and trigger guard are both unusually engraved with an American panoply of arms with American flags. This gun measures 48″ overall with 34″ smooth bore 70 caliber round barrel. John Moore utilized these parts when making this most interesting gun. John Moore is listed as a gun maker 1820-1835 in Albany and at least one other flintlock fowler by him is known. Gun is in need of restoration, but markings are beautiful. 2) Full stock Kentucky smooth bore fowler with heavy 47-1/2″ octagonal barrel with engraved decoration and remnants of a signature. Brass mounted. CONDITION: 1) Fair to good. Gun has seen honest use with hand worn patina to wood. Lock is not functional and missing bolster, lock and tang screw. No doubt gun was longer when originally made and has been shortened. Most likely, this gun had an additional ramrod pipe, but stock has been shortened for a long time. Mustard colored patina to brass and silver/grey patina to key-way escutcheons and thumbplate. Decorative engraving on brass and iron all crisp and discernible. 2) Fair overall. Stock has significant damage, including several cracks, inset wood above lock and large area of insect damage at muzzle. Metal overall is grey with pitting. Mechanically functional with clear 60 caliber smooth bore. Thumbplate is old replacement. 52161-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2039

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2040

LIVERPOOL STATES JUG.

2nd half 19th century, England. Depicting an American ship on one side and great seal of the United States on verso within a border of interlocking rings each with a name of a state. SIZE: 7-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Shallow chips to foot rim, otherwise good. 52312-1 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2040

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2041

LIVERPOOL CREAMWARE COMMODORE PERRY JUG.

2nd half 19th century, England. A portrait of Commodore Perry on one side, the opposing side depicting Commodore Prebble’s squadron attacking the city of Tripoli, August 3, 1804. SIZE: 9″ h. CONDITION: Shallow chips on foot rim, otherwise very good. 52312-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2041

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2042

1777 DATED INDENTURE OF FIVE YEAR OLD CONNECTICUT BOY, ALONG WITH FINE PORTRAIT.

Document measuring about 12-1/2″ x 8″ indentures Stephen Sabin, a five year old boy from Pomfret, Connecticut to apprenticeship to the family of Oliver Grosvenor. Stephen, whose mother is too poor to feed him, is bound to work as an apprentice until he is twenty-one years old. He is to behave himself and be good and faithful to his new family. His new family promises to provide sufficient food, washing, lodging and teach him to “read, write and cypher… and then give him a new small bible”. Document is witnessed by two citizens of Pomfret and signed and sealed by Oliver Grosvenor. Grosvenor was born in Sturbridge in 1743 and was a Minuteman during the Revolutionary War. Lot is accompanied by a 30″ x 27″ oval gilted gesso framed portrait of a benevolent looking woman. CONDITION: Portrait and framed document are very good overall with several small chips in gesso. Document was not studied out of frame and type of mounting is unknown, laid paper has cracks starting at folds, but text is all discernible. Soiling and slight reductions on right edge. 52014-6 (400-600) – Lot 2042

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2043

GROUP OF 40 WESTERN, COWBOY AND INDIAN WAR ERA SOLDIER IMAGES.

This large grouping is a lifelong collection and should be viewed by prospective bidders. Photographs, mostly 19th century, range from large format albumins on 8″ x 5″ and similar sized cards, cabinet cards, a few photographic postcards and few other formats. Images show a variety of Western scenes, some staged and some in the field, such as two cowboys and pack animals dated 1884, several Indians, colored engraving of Nelson Miles. There is a series of five 8-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ albumin photographs of a parade in a western city with cattle and American flags. There is a copy tintype of Annie Oakley with two of her rifles and miscellaneous military cadets and soldiers. CONDITION: Overall, good to fine. Several of the paper images have scratches, soiling and other defects that should be viewed prior to bidding. 52049-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2043

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2044

VERY RARE E H COLLIER REVOLVING PISTOL CARBINE.

26″, 36″ overall 50 caliber smooth bore barrel. Marked on lock “E.H. COLLIER PATENT NO. 6”. Gun is missing hammer. Elisha Collier was from Boston, Massachusetts, but had his guns made in England in the 1820’s. No more than a total of 150 were thought to be made. This gun has rare 7-shot cylinder. Collier may lay claim to being the first revolving rifle produced that was sold substantial quantities. Collier’s were originally made in flint, but conversions to percussion are known. Complete Collier revolving arms are quite rare and desirable and some fine examples have brought $20,000-$50,000 in recent years. This is not the best example, but it is fairly complete and a good gunsmith could turn it into something quite interesting if desired and you won’t find another at this estimate. CONDITION: Good overall. Stock is solid with much wear to checkering. Metal overall is brown with staining and pitting. Lock markings are discernible. Small silver thumbplate is intact. Detachable stock is missing. 52222-13 (800-1,200) – Lot 2044

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2045

GROUP OF FIVE EARLY FLINTLOCKS.

This group consists of three flintlock pistols; two that are converted to percussion and two flintlock tinder lighters with pistol grips. 1) 10″ brass mounted flintlock pistol with 5-1/8″ octagonal to round cannon muzzle barrel. 2) Ornate “B. NASSE” signed brass mounted and brass inset Mediterranean-style flintlock to percussion conversation. 12-1/2″ overall with 7″ octagonal-round barrel. Stock mouldings and raised relief figural motifs on butt, trigger guard, thumbplate and barrel. 3) Brass barrel flint conversion to percussion with British commercial proofs. 14″ overall. 4) Flintlock tinder lighter. 9-1/2″ overall and functional, unusual external trigger with attached candle holder. 5) Flintlock powder tester appears made from a single shot flintlock pistol with spring loaded circular numbered disc that would lock when fired on a particular number, showing potency of gun powder. CONDITION: All guns appear complete and functional. Guns are all fair to good overall. Tinder lighter is rusted overall, but still functions. 52222-14 (800-1,200) – Lot 2045

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2046

TWO MINIATURE FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLES.

1) 31-1/2″ overall with 23-1/4″ octagonal barrel marked “CARLSON, DIXON ILL”. Gun is totally iron mounted and mounted on a beautiful piece of striped maple. The bore mics .23″. This gun is well made and appears functional. 2) 15-1/4″ overall. Non-shooting brass mounted flintlock with functional lock is accompanied by miniature hunting horn and 2-1/2″ Bowie knife attached to hunting bag. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Morris Racker. CONDITION: 1) Overall very good. Iron is overall brown with scattered rust and pitting. Set trigger is not functioning and hammer will not hold at full-cock. 2) Very good overall. Hunting bag is scuffed and has broken strap. This miniature rifle, hunting horn and hunting bag with knife are all displayed in a very good condition glass topped oak shadow box. 51956-60 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2046

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2047

FINE LOT OF 8 EUROPEAN TINDER LIGHTERS.

Nice grouping of 8 different genres and types include: two small pistol grip portable lighters, one only 3″ long, one 5-1/4″ long, all iron and engraved. The other six are “legged” and five of these have candle holders. One all iron example is engraved with a panoply of arms and Spanish markings. Two brass bodied examples have engraved panels, one with soldier as can be seen in photos. The largest tester in this group is 8″ long and marked “WOOLEY”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Morris Racker. CONDITION: All iron Spanish marked example is heavily pitted and has a restored set of “legs”. The “WOOLEY” marked example has replaced top jaw, top jaw screw, and set of “legs”. The larger of the two brass bodied lighters has restored main spring and candle holder. The other lighters all appear original and complete. All appear to function. You’ll never have to worry about running out of flints for your lighters as there is an additional bag of 20 or so extra flints. 51956-61 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2047

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2048

GROUP OF FOUR MID-19TH CENTURY FULL STOCK FLINTLOCK FOWLERS.

1) 48″ barrel, 63″ overall. Brass mounted German silver and iron patchbox and inset iron hunters star. British proofed. 2) 47″ barrel, 63″ overall. British proofed with brass mounts, lock marked “J P MOORE”. 3) 44″ two-stage octagon-round barrel, 60″ overall. Barrel marked “LONDON”. Brass mounted. 4) 44-1/2″ two-stage barrel, 59″ overall. Percussion conversion from flint, probably a trade gun with simple sheet brass buttplate, iron trigger guard. CONDITION: 1) Good to very good as old restock. 2) Good to very good overall. Stock has several cracks in forend. Numerous scuffs and cosmetic defects. Tang is broken and contemporarily repaired with a nail. Frizzen has a recent break, piece missing, breech area rusted and pitted. 3) Fair to good overall with old repair to wrist. Metal has rust and pitting. 4) Fair overall. Stock is cracked with several old nailed repairs. Metal overall is dark with pitting and rust. Trigger guard is missing a screw and has crack and is bent. 52222-12 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2048

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2049

FINE POSSIBLY SOUTHERN HALF-STOCK PERCUSSION CONVERSION LONG RIFLE.

This is a most unusual gun with many North Carolina features that measures 54″ overall with a 37″ barrel with a patented percussion breech utilized after conversion from flintlock. Gun has numerous silver inlays including lock escutcheon made in shape of an eagle. Five small ivory insets are also found. Gun is checkered at the wrist and has relief carving on buttstock and behind tang. Bill Ivey in his exemplary text North Carolina School of Long Rifles 1765-1865 on page 68 attributes a gun to Craft Jackson which has a most unusual and unique side-hinged patchbox lid also seen here. This gun is much more ornate then the attributed gun, and this one is signed in a cartouche at breech “C.J” and a silver plaque on barrel has most unusual inscription “Lined Stub & Twisted / JACKSON”. Cataloger has no idea what this inscription means, regardless this is a very interesting gun that was originally longer and probably full stock but now shortened (stubbed as plaque suggests?). Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Good to very good overall, missing several silver inlays including three 2″ silver eagles. Bore appears reamed to 44 cal. smooth bore, but appears to have hints of residual rifling. Mechanics are fine. 52222-5 (1,200-1,500) ESA – Lot 2049

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2050

TWO FULL STOCK/FLINTLOCK AMERICAN KENTUCKY RIFLES.

1) 42″ octagonal barrel, 58″ overall, signed “H. M’CLALLEN”. Brass mounted with patchbox and brass and silver inlays. 2) 39-1/2″ octagonal barrel, 54″ overall. Brass mounted with pierced patchbox and some incised carving opposite patchbox. CONDITION: 1) Good overall as stock is restored forward of front pipe. Old brass wood repair under lock and large iron escutcheon opposite lock to help continued use of this gun. Lock has large iron nail at back to hold in place. Cock and frizzen are replacements. Brass has mixed mustard colored patinas. 2) Cock is missing top jaw and screw. Contemporary wrist repair utilizing large piece of flat pinned brass at wrist. Patchbox hinge has old repair. Metal is overall brown with rust and pitting, especially at breech. Brass has mixed mustard colored patinas. Stock has several long slivers of missing wood and old repair at toe. 52222-11 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2050

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2051

R H WEIR (American, 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF THE STEAM SIDE-WHEELER “U.S.S. GENERAL GRANT”.

Oil on canvas scene shows the steam sidewheeler on calm water flying American flag off back flagpole. A tent encampment is seen off the bow and military men are seen talking at the stern. Signed “R H Weir” lower right. The U.S.S. General Grant was a steamship chartered from the US War Dept. by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. The General Grant was used by the Navy as a gunboat in the waterways of the Confederate South. Housed in a gesso decorated gilt antique frame. SIZE: 13-1/4″ x 20-1/4″. Overall: 17″ x 24″. CONDITION: Puncture slit in water, surface dirt, otherwise good. 52308-1 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2051

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2052

FINE TRIPLE ARMED RUBY AMBROTYPE OF POSSIBLY A MINER OR SOLDIER.

6th plate ambrotype with crisp and clear detail of a bearded gentlemen with checkered shirt armed with large “IXL” Bowie knife and two revolvers, one being a Colt Model 1855 Root. You will see lots of identified miners and some Confederate soldiers wearing very similar shirts. Too bad this gentleman is unidentified as we are sure he would have a story to tell. It’s most unusual to see so clearly the “IXL” gold embossing on the knife scabbard which has a stag grip and a serrated crossguard attached to a large cloth belt with frog attachment made for a Bowie. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Case has repaired hinge and paper seal to image has been broken. 52222-19 (800-1,200) – Lot 2052

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2053

CIVIL WAR ERA GROUPING OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND MILITARY MANUALS.

Included in this grouping is a nice 1862 dated military manual by D. H. Mahan Treatise on Field Fortification, complete with fold-out plates and 172 pages. Another early manual on field fortifications is dated 1801 published by the British War Office, Rules and Regulations for the Formations, Field-Exercise and Movements of His Majesty’s Forces. 104 pages with one folding plate. Rest of this grouping consists of 7 hard images of solider’s including one 6th plate of two armed soldiers; one exhibiting 2 pistols and the other a Bowie knife and a pistol, both wearing tall boots. There are 2 copy tintypes of Jefferson Davis in a gem sized case and General Custer in a CDV format. A CDV album with 26 photos of the Tribe Family. Included are 4 brothers: William, Pearson, James and John. A quick search of a Civil War database shows Pierson H. Tribe as enlisting at Owego, NY in the 64th New York in 1861. William Tribe also enlisting in 1861 in the 64th New York, killed at the Battle of Fair Oaks, June 1, 1861. John Tribe, also enlisted at Owego, New York in 1861 in the 5th New York Cavalry. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for action on August 25, 1862 at Waterloo Bridge, VA. William and Pierson are shown in uniform; John and James are in civilian dress. CONDITION: Both manuals are in good condition as far as text and completeness, but both have defects to covers. Spine chipping and loose front board on British. Images are all average “as found”. One case is missing top and two cases have loose tops. CDV album is “as found”. No images were removed and there are ink inscriptions under all images, identifying them. Interesting album starting with family matriarch, all the way to grandchildren and at least 3 Civil War soldiers. 52222-18 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2053

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2054

LOT OF TWO CIVIL WAR AMES ISSUED OFFICER SWORDS.

1) Ames Model 1850 foot officer’s sword inspected and dated “1862”. This is a difficult sword to find government purchased, as most Civil War officers were volunteers and provided their own swords. This sword was regulation for company grade officers. 2) Ames Model 1840 non-commissioned officer’s sword dated “1864” and inspected “GKC”. CONDITION: 1) Good overall. Brass retains strong traces of original gilt, sharkskin grip is intact and twisted wire wrap appears complete though broken. 30-1/2″ blade is grey overall with etched patriotic panels discernible. Inspector “JH” and 1862 date on either side of ricasso. Scabbard has several breaks in leather and missing small section near drag. 2) Sword overall is very good to fine. 32″ straight blade retains most of its original luster, though near tip stained and pitted. Scabbard missing drag and bottom portion of leather scabbard. 52222-6 (800-1,200) – Lot 2054

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2055

COLLECTION OF SIX AMERICAN 19TH CENTURY HALF-STOCK RIFLES WITH PATCHBOXES.

1) Rare “J. DOHERTY / PETERSBURG, VA” maker marked percussion half-stock rifle. German silver mounted 31″ octagonal 48 cal. rifled barrel. German silver patchbox terminates in shape of a stag and there is also a stag inlay opposite lock. Paper inside patchbox has Confederate soldier listed in the 9th VA Cavalry. 2) Half-stock flintlock rifle. 32-1/2″ octagonal barrel. Lock is marked “S W HILL PATENT”. Brass mounted with large brass patchbox, pewter nosecap. 3) Half-stock flintlock 40 caliber heavy barrel fowler. Lock marked “C. LANDER”. Tiger stripe maple. Brass mounted with pierced patchbox. 4) Heavy barrel half-stock rifle, “JOSH GULCHER” marked lock. Brass mounted, pewter nosecap. Weighs in at over 11-lbs. 5) Brass mounted half-stock percussion rifle with 33″ octagonal barrel. Brass mounted with pewter nosecap. Unmarked. Striped maple stock. 6) Unusual brass barrel half-stock percussion fowler, 54 cal., brass mounted. CONDITION: 1) Functional, replaced cone; good markings. Stock has hairline opposite lock. Iron overall brown, stained and pitted. German silver mounts polished. 2) Good overall. Stock is sound, several cracks and erosion around lock and repair at toe. Metal dark and pitted. Inset wood above and forward of lock. Functional with pitted rifled bore. 3) Good overall. Stock has wood repair just forward of hammer. Replaced cock. Functional with pitted bore. 4) Functional lock with pitted 38 cal. bore, metal overall dark with pitting. 5) Good overall. Missing key, metal dark. Set trigger functional, but sloppy. 6) Fair to good. Fairly solid. Dark metal. Functional lock. 52222-9 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2055

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2056

INTERESTING 19TH CENTURY NORWAY, MAINE FAMILY ARCHIVE OF JONATHAN POTTLE FAMILY INCLUDING FINE PRESENTATION MARITIME TELESCOPE.

Archive includes: two circa 1900 photographs of the Jonathan Pottle house in Norway, Maine with inked details on verso. Also included are two early 19th century ledgers with 1930 newspaper articles telling of the over 100 page manuscript arithmetic book. Numerous arithmetic problems in text show how to convert measures and money, so this was a practical arithmetic book. There also is a leather covered, 76 page ledger of Pottle’s daily accounts starting in 1806 through 1830’s. Folded in book are several receipts and a poor condition $20 Confederate note. Also included is an inscribed 1811 Dedham, Massachusetts imprint of The Psalms of David. There are two Victorian walking sticks with decorated gold tops, one inscribed “Sir Thomas Collyer, April 27 1836, April 27, 1886”. The other stick has a fancy monogram. Also included in lot is a very nicely conditioned 2-stage telescope which is 40″ extended with 2-1/2″ objective lens. Maker marked “SPENCER, BROWN & CO LONDON IMPROVED” with fine script inscription “PRESENTED / CAPTAIN A. LEWIS / BY THE OWNERS OF SCH. FLYING DART / APRIL 12 1857”. Telescope is all brass with original leather cover. The schooner “Flying Dart” is found mentioned in the Sacramento Daily Union, January 28, 1858 as being listed en route to San Francisco. CONDITION: Photographs are good overall with some scratching to gelatin surfaces. Photos measure 7-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ mounted on 8″ x 10″ boards with Frank Bartlett photographer stamps on verso. Ledgers are complete though shaken with yellowing and reductions at edges. The 1811 book appears complete, but full leather cover is heavily scuffed and heavily worn at edges. Walking sticks are very good overall, measuring 33″ and 36″, both with ebonized wood shafts. Telescope is very good overall with light mustard to chocolate covered patina. Both lens covers are complete and functional. Leather body shows light shrinkage, most of its original polish, though numerous scuffs and other cosmetic defects, including large dark area where apparently burned. 52142-4 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2056

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2057

BRASS BARRELED PERCUSSION BLUNDERBUSS WITH SPRING BAYONET.

14-1/4″, 29-3/4″ overall brass barrel flaring to over 1″ with English proofs marked “NOTTINGHAM”. Attached spring bayonet is functional. Lock marked “BRUNMITT”. Brass mounted. CONDITION: Good overall. Brass has old cleaning with mixed light mustard patinas. Iron is dark grey overall. Other brass hardware matches color of barrel. Wood ramrod appears to be an old replacement. Mechanically functional. Stock is sound and solid with staining and weathered areas on buttstock with loss of finish. 52222-4 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2057

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2058

COLLECTION OF ABOUT 100 PIECES OF CIVIL WAR ERA MEMORABILIA INCLUDING INSIGNIA AND PERSONAL AFFECTS.

This lot consists of numerous small objects housed in about 20 butterfly cases. Items of note include: an original Model 1850 Civil War New York officer’s sword belt plate, 1861 dated dog tag of a New York cavalryman, and a rare Civil War Richard’s Patent knife, fork, spoon combo commonly found on battlefields but non-excavated sets are scarce, partial patent markings on one side. 19th Army Corps badge which appears to be war time, though it could be reunion era. Missing loops for attachment, Smith Patent 2nd Lt. shoulder board and a very rare soldier’s pewter pocket mirror marked with a star and “FIG”. This particular mirror is quite commonly excavated in Federal camps, but this is the first example this cataloger has ever seen of a fine non-excavated specimen. Also included are several tagged relics, miscellaneous small excavated items, several pieces of insignia and buttons, many of which do not appear to be war time, but a few are. There are two folk art carvings including a well used pipe. CONDITION: Overall good to very good. Prospective bidders should examine. 52222-17 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2058

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2059

EARLY AMERICAN MILITIA ARMS STORAGE CHEST, HEBRON, MAINE.

Late 18th century, Hebron, ME. This historically relevant storage chest with family and town history and provenance is accompanied by personal accounts, description to follow, and with script chalk inscriptions on the interior of the lid together with what we believe is the maker’s mark of the iron fittings on the chest. Chest retains its original red wash. The rectangular single pine board lid opening to a storage compartment with till and with reinforcing iron rod joined at the exterior to original iron strapping fastened by rosehead nails. Lid is mounted with two wrought iron hasps mounted to iron rings on the lid and front face of storage chest. The fastenings are reinforced with pine and hewn blocks secured by hand cut nails. Chest retains its original hand cut iron hinges of exceptional length again fastened with original rosehead nails. Each end of the chest is bound on all four edges by a continuous iron band nailed to the case and joined at the mid point of the front edge. Top of band at the front edge is branded on the iron “B+Co+” presumed to be the mark of the blacksmith and possibly the maker of the storage chest. SIZE: 16″ h x 99″ l x 23-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: Affixed to the till is a handwritten sheet of paper which reads as follows “….pine boards-Civil War gun chest April 9, 1827…chest was used during civil War to keep ammunition-arms for town-in Hebron, Maine/was kept at Packard home-in shed chamber”. Also accompanying the chest is a handwritten document which reads as follows “Provenance on gun chest/Hebron Center Packard Homestead by the grange hall around 1890. Fred Cushman married Edith Packard her son Dwight Cushman opened the place. In shed chamber it was kept for a gun chest so if any trouble broke out the townsfolks would know where to pick up the guns/next went to Joseph Hartley Cushman Greenwood Mtn. Hebron Center…” The partially legible chalk inscription under lid reads “26 guns-67balls-260 lb balls/421 flints Sept. 26-1818/April 9, 1827…”. CONDITION: Chest in very good original condition with normal and expected aging. Very good overall. 52231-1 (500-1,000) – Lot 2059

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2060

1833 DATED BRASS MOUNTED POTSDAM MUSKET.

All original and matching “as found” Civil War era percussion conversion musket popular early Civil War. Gun is in standard configuration complete with original sling swivels and numbered ramrod. CONDITION: Very good overall. Metal is grey/brown with pitting, especially at breech. Markings in metal all discernible. Stock has been refinished with two 3″ insets of wood on left side of ramrod channel. Brass has light mustard patina overall. Gun appears completely original and authentic with exception of one lock screw. 52085-1 (600-800) – Lot 2060

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2061

FIVE STEEL SHOOTING GALLERY TARGETS INCLUDING TWO EAGLES.

Lot includes; two eagles and three round targets. Each target having a suspended metal plate behind which rings when bulls-eye is hit. The upraised winged eagle has three posts which were welded to the back of the arcade game. The round targets also have three rods.. SIZE: Eagle 12-1/2″ h. Round 12″ diameter. CONDITION: Paint surface has only remnants remaining and rust. One back hanging plate has cracked and support holder has been broken, otherwise all remain intact. 52115-4 (800-1,200) – Lot 2061

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2062

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MASSIVE MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE, MOSTLY WWI-WWII, AMERICAN, ALLIED, GERMAN, JAPANESE.

This archive is a lifelong collection of the consignor who has a publishing company and had hoped to publish photo history books utilizing images from this incredible archive. This dream never came to fruition and a change in life has instead led to the consignment of this treasured photoarchive. Archive consists of about 33,000 vintage and first generation photographic prints and 18,900 negatives, over 500 slides. Also included are five 8mm newsreel films, one 16mm newsreel film (original German newsreel footage of Fallshirmjager troops parachuting into Holland), 25 stereo-cards and miscellaneous ephemera belonging to photographers whose work is now preserved in this photoarchive including letters, correspondence and military service records. A large percentage of this archive is dedicated to WWI and WWII Air Corps and aviation. Many of the groupings are from professional American military photographers, German military photographers and soldiers in the field. A small percentage of this archive is made up of other content including trains, ships, cars (including 1919 Indy Race winners Ralph DePalma & Howdy Wilcox at a race on the Sheepshead Bay, NY track in their winning Indy car), Gar Wood & his co-pilot in executing an Oct. 1930 speed record run in the Harlem River as they ran the incredible speed boat, Miss America VIII, powered by twin Miller V16 supercharged engines, the 1939 World’s Fair showing the Lifesaver parachute tower ride later used for paratrooper training at Ft. Benning and many portraits and landscapes of 19teens-1940s that would be perfect for publishers as well as movie costume and movie set designers. The images are concentrated in WWI-WWII era, but there are earlier photos and more military photos from Korean War and even Vietnam War. Many negatives included in this archive are large format and glass plates. Virtually all of the archive has been researched for the historical content, placed in acid free archival sleeves and boxes and labeled. All the 8×10 custom-made, wet-process prints were made by the consignor who has had fifty years of experience working in photo darkrooms. A partial summary of contents includes: WWI Aces Eddie Rickenbacker, Raoul Lufberry and photo positive of his death certificate; Douglas Campbell, Albert Ball-Victoria Cross (V.C.) (in his aircraft and with his squadron), William ‘Billy’ Bishop-V.C., Georges Guynemer, Irish Ace Edward ‘Mick’ Mannock-V.C., James McCudden-V.C., Frank Luke (known as the “Balloon Buster”) ,WW1 German aces including Hermann Goering, Baron Manfred vonRichtofen (the Red Baron and photo of his death certificate), photos of the Lafayette Escadrille and other historically important WWI squadrons, photo of Quentin Roosevelt’s terrible end and his death certificate , 9th AERO, dead WWI tankers, 7 WWI airplane postcards and 5 boxes of Vietnam War color slides. Vintage photos and negatives all taken by Marine tanker John Quas on Iwo Jima, vintage battleships, Bombardier Squadron 97, vintage prints of Spanish-American War era Illinois National Guardsmen also a Spanish-American War era Cavite coastal gun vintage photo. P-39 Airacobra 8×10 1st generation photos, 3175th Signal Service (pre-war or early WWII with shots of General Claire Lee Chenault, Flying Tiger’s leader), B-29s, 1936 Olympics, war-time and post-war Europe, Generals, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 82nd Airborne, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Raff’s Ruffians) negatives (no proofs or prints) showing Generals Jim Gavin, Matthew Ridgeway, Dwight D. Eisenhower and others just before D-Day, truly amazing photo negatives of an 82nd A.B., 507th P.I.R squad in full combat gear training prior to D-Day, very young and very old German soldiers surrendering, Guam Photos, 8×10 1st generation enlargements of 8th AAF, 303rd Bomb Group “Hell’s Angels” photographed by Milton “Chic” Cantor. Included in this lot of original 4×5 negatives are several shots of 82nd A.B. parachutists watching over German civilians that they made to disinter civilian victims of a Nazi slaughter. The incident is described in “Jumpin” Jim Gavin’s autobiography “On To Berlin” but the photo negatives of this incident have never been published. Custom made 8×10 prints from copy negatives of Eastern Front (Operation Barbarossa), WWI glass plate negatives, photo positives and prints of 94th Aero Squadron including Ace Reed Chambers, German & Italian leaders including Hitler looking at bomb damage and Mussolini with the Italian king photos. Pre-WWI & WWII aircraft, aviators, Polish soldiers, European theater and Italy vintage photos of Mussolini death and WWI aircraft. Quad 50 AA crew, guns, battle shots, B-26, 9th AAF 387th BG, 558th BS B26s, scenes, bases, soldiers, Paris (one showing Notre Dame cathedral sandbagged against bomb damage), 3rd Army in Europe, 9th AAF, Generals Hap Arnold, George C. Marshall, P-38s in the Pacific and North Africa and B29s, GIs in Europe, rail guns, Liege Belgium turrets in forts ruined in WWI and WWI monument, P-47 Thunderbolt Tallahassee Lassie 510th FS, 5th AAF crewman burial Okinawa 1945 and DC3s “The Scout” and others. Scenes from India, Burma, Suez Canal taken by WWII Signal corps photographer Robert W. Lavelle with two books of his negatives, truly excellent photographs and 200 1st generation 8×10 custom prints. Very rare Finland combat negatives with custom made, 1st generation B&W prints of the Finnish War of Continuation. The negatives in this amazing and rare lot with original Finnish language-descriptions of each film negative’s contents, also English translation of same and over 200 custom 8×10 black and white prints (no negative count, but many rolls of 35mm). The works of WWI photographer L.R. Dold, Co. B, 314 Engineers 89th Div. from Trinidad, Colorado which contains negatives and photos of the Western Front, aerials of trenches, views of Verdun and the cavelike tunnel system, the Meuse River, camouflage roads, barbed wire entanglements on the Western front and much, much more. There are G. Warden Clark’s AAF negatives of B-24 noseart and bombing missions over Europe. Some of the most incredible shots in the archive were taken by a Signal Corps photographer attached to the 82nd A.B. 507th P.I.R. and shows scenes such as Generals James (Jumpin’ Jim) Gavin, Matthew Ridgeway and Gen. Eisenhower right before D-Day. Over 1,000 photos (most 4×5 and 8×10) The works of WWII photographer of Charles P. Carter 168th Signal Photo Co; the works of A.M. Berkson, Far Eastern Air Force photographer in WWII with the 5th AAF, 38th B.G. original negatives and a three-ring binder of vintage aerial photos showing Japanese bases on New Guinea and New Britain being pounded by U.S. Army Force B25 medium bombers. There are vintage photos in this 38th B.G. archive showing Japanese Navy vessels being destroyed, Japanese air bases demolished, the Japanese stronghold at Rabaul, New Britain being pulverized and Cape Gloucester being gloucesterized. Also great vintage photos of legendary aircraft in this bombing group and their aircrews as well as amazing photos of the natives and their villages. The works of WWII U.S. Navy Photographer, Daniel G. Reiber are in the photoarchive, WWII multiple photo groups: Marine aerial recon, old news photos, Yokosuka Naval Air Base, Army base (possibly Camps Shanks), Japanese surrender on Missouri. Pelileu Andrew Felbinger bombardier 133rd anti-aircraft, Bushmaster “Jake” Jacobsen photos and negatives, vintage photos of a Navy S.W. Pacific P.T. Boat Base; Guadalcanal, 870 Chemical Co., P-40, P-47, B-25s aircrews, B-26s, B-17s and 5th Service Command. WWII Navy and WWI Schuerz negatives and prints, 21 WWII photo albums, two WWI photo albums, Burma China album has negatives (several show Eddie Rickenbacker addressing pilots in the 14th AAF) and 500 South Pacific Coast, 16 negatives. Five WWII Castle newsreel films (news and parades), WWII China B-24 bombers, 14th AAF 308th BG and Chinese evacuating. Negatives and proofs of Luke, William & Ajo AAFB, plus Okinawa and Japan Army Base photos by George Kiener. European theater Battle of the Bulge, unknown photographer, European photos (France Maginot Line), 158th Regimental Combat Team Jake Jacobsen, 8th AAF 389th GB, 566th BS and Tobi and Fana Islands, Japanese surrender, 660 photos. Sino-Japanese War 1930s, air crashes at U.S. Naval Air Station, Japanese Gun in the Admiralty Islands, 5th and 13th AAF, PB4Y1 Tidewater Tiller and 660 vintage photos. Spanish-American War, WWI aircraft 1920s, Coast Guard station in Florida in the late 1930s, German spy ship Schwabenland in an American harbor and album labeled “1939-1940 World’s Fair”. Gar Wood in Miss America VIII in the Harlem River, Oct., 1930 and Florida Military school. Incredible photographic record of an WWII German Luftwaffe flak unit, photographer unkown, (about 300 negatives, 55mm and 3-1/2″x 2-1/2″) in Germany and at the Pas de Calais. The works of a very talented U.S. Navy photographer Billie Greer Smoak from Georgia, WWWII U.S. Navy South Pacific photos, negatives and ephemera (564 photos, 316 negatives). Five 8mm WWII news films by Castle Films News Parade. 795 4×5 vintage negatives from the 1920s-1940s by New Yorker Mr. Elam (his works encompass the time period from the 19teens until the mid 1940s and include the Gar Wood negatives and the Indy winner negatives), WWI, Spanish-American War, WWI ANZAC 112 glass plates, 278 negatives WWII U.S. Army, 1940-1950’s, Pvt. Herman Doll, 109th Inf., 46 negatives, WWII 8a8th MP 46 negatives, WWI Rainbow Div., E.H. Brown, 9th AAF C.J. Ginther negatives (some of the best in the archive), Marine Aircraft Group MAG 32, Marine Aircraft Group 13 (both in the South Pacific, some photo negatives of PBY Ctalina known as a “Black Cat”) 276 negatives, Pacific WWII, WWII German B&W negatives, Luftwaffe, AA searchlight and 370 negatives MG unit, Europe and war generals and Victory Expo in Paris. Alsolso vintage prints of the liberation of a concentration camp. 351st BG (Heavy) 8th U.S.A.A.F., WWII, 197-4″x5″ B&W acetate negatives. All prints and negatives in archival storage sleeves. All negatives are proofed, 49 half proof sheets. Shots include missions, personnel, aircraft, barracks and vehicles. U.S. Navy Photographer S. A. Szabo WWII – 52 custom made 8″x10″ B&W prints (some are vintage), 1 vintage 5″x7″ print – 72-4″x5″ acetate negatives 12 of which are accompanied by 4″x5″ contact proofs. Most photos are of Navy personnel, especially photo branch, some shots are of Navy aircraft and personnel. S/Sgt. Bob Lavelle, China/Burma/India WWII – 161 custom made 8″x10″ B&W prints with two 4″x5″ vintage prints and five 8″x10″ vintage prints. 166 2-1/2 x 3-1/2″ negatives in two folios, each negative in a numbered glassine sleeve and identified in inventory at front of folio. Shots of people, personnel, RAF PBY, wrecked Japanese aircraft, captured Japanese aircraft spare parts, Gurkhas, temples, scenery, Suez Canal, British AC carrier, newspaper headlines about the war and more. Warren Boyen, European Theater – 16 custom made 8″x10″ 1st generation B&W prints, 78 small vintage prints. 558-35mm B&W negatives, 12 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ B&W negatives. Also an analog, German made photo exposure calculator. Photos include subjects such as convoy to Europe leaving from New York, scenes from England, France, Germany, armored vehicles, men, women, men with women, the Paris Expo under the Eiffel tower after the war with shots of an A 20 Havoc and Hub Zemke’s P47, camp life and clubs. 1935 Military Exercises, Pine Camp, N.Y. – 33 -4″x5″ B&W negatives all with proofs (contact prints), men in formation, war game, men in camp, officer’s and horses. 35 – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ B&W negatives with proofs. German Army, WW1, scenery, soldiers, trenches, trains, Krupp manufactured Big Bertha howitzer in place with crew and with burst barrell and destroyed villages. 7 – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ B&W negatives with proofs. U.S. Navy submarine Division 9 rafted up at North river, New York City in May 1920. R & S boats along with Navy ships. Includes 7, 8″x10″ custom made 1st generation B&W prints. 89 -35mm B&W negatives with proofs. Family photos of houses, vintage autos, Navy personnel on leave. One custom made 8″x 10″ 1st generation B&W print of a new, 1954 2-door Pontiac Chieftan. 16 B&W negatives with proofs, Korean War, U.S. Army, men, camp and helicopters. 6 – 3″x2″ B&W copy negatives with proofs of high ranking Nazi officers like Field Marshall Rommel, General Major Ringel and more. 6 – vintage WWII prints B-29 Superfortress “Better ‘N’ Nuttin'” 2 – 4″x5″ prints, 3 – 3 1/8″ x 2 1/8″ prints. Crew members, aircraft on ground and in flight. Vintage 8″x10″ B&W AP Wire photo from U.S. Army Signal Corps Radio Photo of B-25 Mitchell medium bomber “Jeanette” shot up in a raid on Sicily. Unknown Pennsylvania photographer who served in the Army in 1950s and in the Merchant Marine. 52 rolls of 35mm B&W film containing a total of 839 negatives. There are also 93-2-1/2″ x 1-5/8″ B&W negatives. Images on negatives range from early 1950s to 1961. Subject matter includes airshow at Philadelphia airport in 1955, tanks and half-tracks in Germany 1955, Merchant Marine ships at sea and in port, G.I.’s in Europe on maneuvers, European cities in France, Belgium, Germany, Greece, old cars, gas station in the 1950s, family and babies. 27 – 8″x10″ custom made 1st generation prints of Philadelphia air show in 1955. Includes shots a B36 and a B56. 39 B&W 4″x5″ negatives. 14th AAF, 308th BG (H) in B24 Liberators. Images are of bombing missions, aircraft in flight, bomb damage to Japanese held targets in China (8-4″x5″ negatives with data written on them). 31-4″x5″ negatives, also with information, of evacuation of Chinese from Japanese held parts of China. Some damage to a few of the negatives, but very poignant images, excellent focus and exposures show good contrast. Truly a magnificent record of a difficult time in Chinese history. 2 custom made, 1st generation 8″x10″, B&W prints. All 31 of the evac negs have been proofed and 2 of the 8 combat mission negs have been proofed. Photos/photo negatives taken by Major Barnett, USAAF who served in the 12th AAF, 321st BG flying in a North American B25D Mitchell Medium bomber. Flew missions and photo recon. Grouping consists of 47-4″x5″ B&W negatives with excellent subject matter such as large numbers of captured German troops, some no older than high school age, and gear in Italy. All 47 come with a proof sheet. There are a total of 516 35mm x 25mm B&W negatives, 374 have been proofed and many of these have multiple proofs, 145 have no proof sheets at all. Subject matter includes aircraft in the 12th AAF, wrecked and abandoned German and Italian aircraft and machinery at Bizerte, Tunisia, air recon missions, some personnel, the bombed ruins of Monte Casino, lots of aerials showing the Italian countryside. 36 first generation, custom made B&W 8″x10″ prints from some of the 519-35mm x 25mm negatives. 7 vintage B&W aerials of Randolf Field in Texas (1930s), 14 vintage B&W aerial recon photos of target sites in Italy like Milan and Naples. Also some paper ephemera like magazines, military issue pamphlets, post cards and booklets. 1st Marine Division, 7th Marine Regiment, 81mm mortar platoon. Includes 53 8″x10″ custom made, 1st generation, B&W prints. 257-35mm B&W negatives showing scenes from Marine basic training, Marines in full gear, Marines graduating from boot camp, small aircraft carrier, aircraft on carrier, jungle camp in Pacific, Okinawa scenes and combat, US Fletcher class destroyer. There are 15 proof sheets showing 221 images so not all the negs are proofed. Pfc. John Quas Jr., photographer was in the 4th Marine Division, 25th Regiment Tank Battalion. He served on Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. Includes a photo album with 86 vintage B&W prints of various sizes. Subject matter includes Oahu, Hawaii, troops along with tanks, self propelled guns and artillery on revue; Marines on landing craft heading into the beach at Iwo, Iwo scenes, destroyed Japanese positions, captured Japanese weaponry, Marine tanks ashore, disabled Marine Sherman, Marine Sherman ashore with the landing fleet in the background. Very dramatic after battle scenes, lots of casualties. There are also 58-30mm x 40mm B&W negatives and 52 custom made, 1st generation 8″x10″ B&W prints made from the negatives. 4 vintage B&W 8″x10″ prints, one marked on back “Official U.S. Navy Photograph” all in rough shape, fold lines and foxing evident. 1.)photo labeled “Giving first aid to wounded 10th Army man at Okinawa May 30, 1945. 2.) photo labeled “Carrier based planes of third fleet strike Kushiro on Hokkaido – buildings set on fire plus locomotive – July 14, 1945 – The attack occurred during the Third Fleet’s daring sweep of the Jap’s home islands.” 3.) The “Duke of York” pulling into Apra Habor, Guam Admiral Fraser on board to see Nimitz.” 4.) Combat Marines on a break gathered around an older man in Marine uniform who appears to be signing autographs. 86 vintage B&W prints, photographer unknown, maybe a Sea Bee, most of the prints are 4″x5″ , some are 2″x3 1/8″. Most are of Guam, wreckage of battle, destroyed Japanese defenses, destroyed Japanese tanks, U.S. invasion fleet, B-29 bombers, cemetery, bivouacs, Guam scenery, Japanese staff at Guam hospital, also shots of Okinawa invasion wreckage and after battle scenes and sailing back into San Francisco harbor Golden Gate bridge ahead. 15 vintage 4″x 2-3/8″ B&W prints of B17s in the 306th Bomb Group “The Reich Wreckers” on Gibralter and in flight. Photos taken by Joseph W. Long of Milford, Michigan. (116 negatives). 5 vintage 3 1/4″ x 2″ B&W prints of “Joey at Camp Bowie, Texas, 1943.” Also 15 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ B&W negatives, all proofed. 77 B&W negatives, all proofed, unknown Army photographer, scenes show camp training, bivouacs, some scenes in Germany, troops on ship heading home. 49 B&W negatives 3 1/8″ x 2-1/4″ in size with 1 B&W negative 4-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ in size, all proofed on 16 custom made proof sheets. Photographer unknown, U.S. Army, most show G.I.s in Europe, post war. Scenes in Holland, Germany and France. A number of photos of troops on revue. Several shots of an airfield with numerous aircraft, one is a B-29, plus shots taken from cockpit of B-29 in flight showing inside of cockpit also aerials of Paris. 3 B&W glass negatives 3-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ in size all proofed on 2 custom proof sheets. Photographer unknown. U.S. Army, WWII era. Locations unknown. G.I. with fuel truck, G.I. in class A uniform, view of equipment storage yard on Marston Mat and bivouac in background. 22 B&W negatives all proofed on 3 custom made proof sheets, photographer unknown, ANZAC troops, scenes of ANZACs in what appears to be North Africa. 37-B&W 4″x5″ professional negatives, all custom proofed on 9-8″x10″ sheets and two on 4″x5″ sheets. 69-4″x5″ B&W vintage prints. All by Navy photographer Ensign G.W. Hollenbeck, photographic officer, Utility Squadron VJ 19. Subject matter includes aerial shots of atolls in the South Pacific, the U.S. Fleet at Ulithi atoll, The Battleship North Carolina underway seen from the air, Navy personnel, USO party, P-51D-20 Mustang tail number 44-72558 in the 458th Fighter Squadron/506th Fighter Group “A Neat Package”, Beechcraft SN B-2 in flight over the Pacific, Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat on an aircraft carrier, Navy aircraft, Navy aircraft on aircraft carrier, Navy base, life on the base etc. 20-8″x10″ vintage prints of aircraft (mostly in flight over the pacific) included in these are several excellent prints of Navy North American PBJ medium bombers in flight with some Chance-Vought F4U Corsairs, great shot of F4-U in flight, great shot of a Navy SBD Douglas Dauntless in flight, Douglas A-26 (Navy target tug designation JD-1) on Marston mat runway. One 5″x7″ print of superstructure on an Australian aircraft carrier. 12-3″x2″ vintage B&W prints showing Navy life on base in Pacific. 17-3″x 2-1/2″ vintage B&W prints of VJ 19 personnel, 3-3 ½” – 2 ½” vintage B&W prints showing VJ 19 personnel. Vintage B&W prints of VJ 19 personnel on deck of an aircraft carrier. 10-4″x5″ B&W negatives, all proofed on 3-8″x10″ sheets. Unknown photographer, U.S. Army basic training. Great shots, all sharp focus, good contrast. One favorite is of soldiers lined up in front of tent with girls smiling and looking out from tent. 139-2-1/4″ x 2- 1/4″ B&W negatives, all proofed, unknown photographer in either the 45th or the 96th EVAC Hospital. Scenes in Germany and Yugoslavia including U.S. personnel, hospital, wrecked German aircraft, death camp photos, buildings, ovens, etc. 20-4-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ B&W negatives all proofed, 20-3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ B&W negatives all proofed. Photos taken by Lt. S.W. Sloane in the 925 Engineer Aviation Battalion showing scenes in England and North Africa. This unit landed on Omaha Beach in July 1944 and paved the way across Europe for the 9th AAF by building landing fields. Army Air Force personnel, bivouacs, English buildings, a wrecked searchlight on a beach, Army medics and a hospital. From Eastern Europe after the fall of the Iron Curtain, 598-3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ B&W negatives, about 100 additional negatives of larger size, custom made 495 8″x10″ B&W wet process, continuous tone B&W prints from these negatives. Most likely the combined works of multiple photographers. Subject matter includes ships in Norway port and in ocean, scenes from Holland with Fallshirmjager, Fallshirmjager in jump uniform with weapons, Operation Barbarossa (Eastern Front) scenes of battles, destroyed Russian tanks and after battle scenes, occupied Paris, portraits of Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe ground combat troops on eastern front, some members of a Cossack unit, POWs in a camp, outer perimeter and guard tower of a POW camp, Wehrmacht troops with newly awarded combat badges, scenes from Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Feldgendarmerie unit, Luftwaffe radio-teletype communication mobile unit on the eastern front, Wehrmacht troops in captured Bren gun carriers at Dunkirk, German graves in Russia, Russian POWs, Wehrmacht driving school in Germany, destroyed German city, blown bridges, wrecked BF109 on a beach, scenes from a French beach (Le Pilat Plage, De La Cote d’Argent, Wehrmacht troops at a seafood restaurant on the beach), Wehrmacht troops at Nice, France, Wehrmacht troops in Denmark, Luftwaffe funeral ceremony, wreckage of Bf109 and grave of pilot on eastern front (probably the son of General Julius ‘Papa’ Ringel who commanded the 3rd Mountain Division, 5th Mountain Division, LXIX Corps, Wehrkreis XI and the Army Corps Ringel), Werhmacht life in trenches on the Eastern Front, Wehrmacht target practice, Dornier Do 17Z unit, wrecked and destroyed Russian aircraft, trainloads of Soviet Polikarpov I-16s captured and disassembled, Wehrmacht troops being welcomed in Eastern European towns, JU52M 3M Medical Transport in flight, on ground and unloading “commissbrot” commissary bread, FLAK tower being built, trucks delivering food to troops, troops preparing chickens and cooking chickens, horse drawn covered wagons moving through forest on dirt road, German field artillery with blown barrels, German field artillery in emplacements, German medium field gun – K.39 149mm being serviced, smoke from combat with soldiers marching toward the battle, Wehrmacht soldiers on the barrel of a Soviet heavy tank that is out of commission and more, More Operation Barbarossa. 275-35mm B&W negatives still in old film containers. 13-35mm color slides making for a total of 288 images. None are proofed. No prints made, unknown photographer. Subject matter includes Eastern Front scenes; Wehrmacht troops in bivouac, blown bridges, family scenes, Wehrmacht officers at a party, stunning portraits of a Soviet P.O.W., Wehrmacht officers in a trench on the Eastern Front, soldiers with horse drawn sled in snow, Wehrmacht in Niewport, Belgium, port scenes, portraits of soldiers, buildings on East Front, after combat scenes, lots of destroyed Soviet tanks, German town, target practice, bridge building, mail delivery to troops, horses, hay delivery and more. The 13 color slides are of a Wehrmacht soldier at home in the country with horses and his lady friend/wife. 281-35mm B&W negatives still in old film containers. None are proofed, no custom made B&W prints. Unknown photographer(s). Subject matter includes: Eastern Front scenes, after battles, blown bridges, wrecked Soviet tanks, oceans of mud and vehicles stuck in same, partisan danger sign, bodies, German graves, Oct. 1941-June 1942, Wehrmacht soldiers in Paris (Eiffel Tower – Arc de Triomph – marching on the Champs Elysee), Wehrmacht at Joan of Arc monument, blown artillery pieces, artillery pieces, truck soldiers, soldiers marching, vehicles traveling, villages, horse mounted Wehrmacht soldiers, horse care, scenery. Interestingly there are two rolls of German Agfa 35mm film in this lot which show what appears to be U.S. G.I.s in Germany with St. Bernard dog and puppy, Sherman tank, playing baseball, wrecked industrial plant, wrecked German city and several photos of a flow chart showing Brig. Gen. William R. Woodward. 304 total B&W negatives of German FLAK unit, 168-3-1/2″ x 2- 1/4″ negatives and 136 55mm x 43mm negatives all in archival sleeves. Accompanied by 285 custom made, wet process, 1st generation 8″ x 10″ B&W prints. The photo negatives are of a Luftwaffe FLAK unit assigned to a 2 cm FLAK 30. The crew’s deployments are shown. They were deployed by a city on a river (Rhine?), then an industrial area, then Pas des Calais. There are shots of English soldier’s graves (Dunkirk?), sea mines that washed ashore, life in their quarters, soldiers goofing around (alcohol was almost certainly involved), General inspecting the facilities, bunkers and gun emplacements on the Atlantic wall at the Pas de Calais. A number of negatives are shots of bombs exploding during an Allied bomb raid on the Pas de Calais and then shots of the aftermath, blown trains and buildings. Also shots of a mass burial of German soldiers, date on one of the crosses shows July 1, 1940 as the date of demise. Amazing photos, some of the best in the archive. 26-5″x7″ B&W copy negatives of the WWII battles on Saipan. Good, sharp copy negatives depicting the horrors of combat, battlefield deaths and destruction. 500 total WWII East Front/Operation Barbarossa/Norway B&W negatives. Includes 197-3 3/8″ x 2-1/4″ B&W negatives, 48-2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ B&W negative, 302-35mm B&W negatives. 39-8″ x 10″ custom made, wet process, continuous tone 1st generation B&W prints made from the negatives. Negatives document Wehrmacht-Combat Unit IR 489 with their commander H.H. Behrend. Subject matter is of Wehrmacht and SS troops moving to encircle Leningrad. Army group north sector. 4th Politzei Panzergrendier Division which was fighting with the 269th Infantry Division at the Battle of Luga, 1941. Photos of SS graveyard includes several showing the grave of SS Gruppenfuhrer und Generalleutnant der Schutzpolizei & Commander of the 4th SS Politzei Division Artur Ferdinand Mulverstadt. Also shown are wrecked German aircraft, German STUKA bombing Russian positions, Wehrmacht soldiers advancing into Russia, Wehrmacht assaults on Russian positions, lots of destroyed Russian tanks, German armored columns, German truck convoys, bivouacks, Wehrmacht soldiers with MG 32s in position, blown trains, 70Km from Petersburg, dead Russian soldiers, destroyed Russian equipment, lots and lots of German graves. Also shots of occupied Bergen, Norway (Ole Bulls Plass) ships in Norwegian harbor and underway with German troops on board. Pastoral scenery, German soccer match, troops unloading weapons and more. Incredible lot of photos. 303rd BG (Heavy) 8th U.S.A.A.F. “Hell’s Angels” WWII. All shots taken by squadron’s official photographer, Milton “Chic” Cantor. 36 custom made 8″x10″ B&W prints. 152 WWII German negatives all proofed. Scenes include guest houses, restaurants in Austria, Wehrmacht soldiers with horses, caring for horses, captured African soldiers in French uniform, artillery unit in Russia, Wehrmacht in earthworks, captured French soldiers, wrecked buildings in Russia, soldier’s portraits, battle scenes, Catherine the Great’s Palace at St. Petersburg/ Leningrad, wrecked Russian tanks, wounded soldiers on train, Russian buildings, camouflaged artillery, Germans sitting on the barrel of a huge Russian artillery piece 1 negative & 1 print WWII 10/24/44 U.S.S. Darter, SS 227 aground on Bombay shoal, S.W. of Palawan, her crew was taken off and she was shelled extensively by the sub Nautilus to prevent the Japanese from salvaging the boat, in this photo she is being used for target practice by U.S.N. aircraft. WWII German, soldier on guard duty, soldier riding horses, soldiers physical training, Bivouac, crossing river on ferry, hospital, Christmas, scenes in Germany, Hermann (otherwise known as Arminius) Monument, Teutoberg Forest, Germany, 95 negatives no proofs WWII German Operation Barbarossa, 82-35mm copy negatives of German advance across Russia destroyed tanks, German armored columns, tank battles, lots of combat photos, 77 B&W 8″x10″ prints. WWII U.S. Army, 14″ x11″, brown embossed leatherette. Album contains 434 vintage photos, 5 photo post cards of Australia, 3 maps, pages from AAF magazine article on Biak Island near New Guinea: start at March 1943 training at Camp Barkley, TX for Medical Reserve Training Corps, then to Australia Camp Perry Park-Brisbane, then to Biak Island, then Philippines; included in this album is a vintage prints of Joe Rosenthal’s iconic photo of Marines on Iwo raising U.S. Flag; native women; combat shots on Saipan & New Guinea, combat shots in the Philippines, Iwo Jima; casualty shots; General Yamashita surrender to General Wainright & General Wainright is refusing to shake Yamashita’s hand. WWII German Photo Album 8.8 cm flak unit+ (66 photos); German “Eighty-Eight” unit, camouflaged artillery, battery of 8.8s towed by half tracks, high ranking officer, ski troop, LW plane postcard photos, aerials, portraits, 2 death notices, 2 pics of N. Africa or Greece. WWII German, 1427 35mm negatives, 34 custom made 8″x10″ B&W prints, covering time period Oct. 1940 to June 1942. Contains shots of Dresden, Germany before it was bombed on some strips; Dresden 1941; family photos; German Judge; tank columns; lots of graves; unit photos; East Front; artillery position; artillery spotters; German officers in field; Paris Eiffel Tower great shots; Germans take France; wrecked French tanks; towns & defenses; big cannons in train yard; shots of Croatia (Zagreb), Austria. Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa is well covered in this archive, from the Black Sea to the Baltic. Especially of interest are the Finnish negatives and custom-made, 1st generation wet-process B&W prints made from them showing the part that Finland played in the operation and its War of Continuation against the Soviet military. Over 1,000 sample images and a brief description of the contents are shown in our on-line catalog. Prospective bidders should examine this archive in person. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. There are images that have damage, though vast majority are fine. Interested parties should examine lot in person. 52429-1 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 2062

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2062A

CIRCA 1900 ARCHIVE OF HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS AND GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES INCLUDING FABULOUS 8X10 NEGATIVE OF TEDDY ASISTANT SECRETARY of the NAVY ROOSEVELT IN HIS OFFICE SITTING AT BEAUTIFULLY CARVED DESK.

Of the 100 glass plate negatives, 18 are 8″ x 10″, including Teddy Roosevelt at his desk (ca. 1896), varying views of the White House ca 1903, Library of Congressca 1903, Maryland State House ca 1903, George Washington’s Tomb and Mount Vernon. Remainder of glass plate negatives are 4″ x 5″ and 8″ x 5″ including views of Spanish-American ships (The Great White Fleet) USS New York, US Battleship Iowa, USS Battleship Texas, US Warship St. Louis and troop ship St. Paul all on review in New York harbor. Other images include photos of Spanish-American troops, railroad stations, railroad cars and engines, view of work on Panama Canal from the French effort era, Maryland 3rd AC War Games (9 different views), miscellaneous portraiture, landscapes and more. Also in archive, is a 10″ x 12″ gelatin photograph of group of Spanish-American War era Illinois National Guard troop, including one member wearing Congressional Medal of Honor and Civil War Army of Potomac medal. Also in lot, 11 Indian War era cabinet cards, including albumin image of Geronimo holding a Dance Revolver with pencil inscription on verso stating “…a prisoner of ours at Ft. Sill”. Other cards include 2nd generation images of Little Bighorn combatants Benteen, Godfrey and Lt. James Calhoun. SIZE: Smallest: 4″ x 10″. Largest: 8″ x 10″ CONDITION: Very good overall. Glass plates all have excellent contrast and are very good/fine overall. Several have reductions to emulsions, but all appear to have been stored well, two of the glass plates are broken, but these are both portraiture and can still be easily printed. The 5-1/2″ x 4″ Geronimo card is albumin mounted on black board with soiling and staining. Small fold in bottom right hand corner of albumin and mounting board is chipped with rounded corners. Indian War cards are average overall with some scratching, soiling and damage to cards. The three US 7th Cavalry officers appear to be photographs of photographs, all on heavier cardstock, mounted to period cards, and do not appear original to era. Glass plate negatives of the White House and Teddy Roosevelt are mostly quite fine. The view of Roosevelt is quite unusual, showing him sitting at his desk with scattered paper trash about his desk; his walls have seven framed prints, apparently of American naval battle scenes. His desk has panoply of arms carved along with relief carved gunboat on the visible edge. Large gelatin image of Illinois National Guard has several large cracks including upper right hand corner being broken off and repaired, scuffed and rounded corners. It shouldn’t be hard to identify seated Colonel wearing Medal of Honor and Army of the Potomac medals. 52429-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2062A

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2063

THREE JAMES “WHITEY” BULGER AUTOGRAPHED LETTERS SIGNED FROM PRISON IN 2011.

Three 2-pg ALS’ written to nephew Ryan Burns of Worcester, Massachusetts between September and December 2011, not long after Bulger’s re-incarceration. Content is quite interesting: “I don’t trust newspaper people – tv people – the law, etc., so it’s not possible for me to strike up a pen pal friendship. Visits are impossible. I’m in a cell 23 hours a day with a guard sitting outside my cell watching me through a glass panel – 3 8 hour shifts, 24 hours a day and a camera is mounted on the ceiling monitor all the time. No contact with anyone – isolated…highlights of day “MAIL”. I get some from people who want to save my soul – people who want my autograph – ! A girl wants to know if I’m her father… I am currently reading Stephen Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage…have not decided if I will cooperate – only 14 or 15 Alcatraz ex-convicts still alive – I’m one of them. 82 years old… difficult for me to picture your job as a financial analyst, but in life it’s work or join the rank of crooks…15 years in Santa Monica it was a challenge that became a habit…even went to the 99cent store many bargains there…and had cash in wall $820,000 – Obama ought to let me handle the debt to China…” Lots of interesting content; prospective bidders should read letters on-line. Letters are all in their original envelopes each signed “James Bulger” with his ID, Unit and Room numbers at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility and each letter is simply signed “Jim”. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Envelopes are all coarsely torn at the top, but complete with stamps and postal marks. 52013-6 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2063

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2064

ADOLPH HITLER SIGNED PROMOTION DOCUMENT, 1939.

10″ x 14″ document signed in facsimile by Adolph Hitler for the promotion of Walter Sensburg from Captain to Major, 1st of March, 1939. CONDITION: Very good including cover with one crease through document in cover, about 1″ from bottom edge. Gilded cover, text and Nazi impressed seal, all excellent. 52222-3 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2064

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2065

VICTORIAN STYLE CANNON ON CARRIAGE.

80lbs, 32″ iron bbl, 1-3/4″ bore raised relief decoration and dolphin handles mounted on 34″ x 10″ iron carriage. Carriage has similar raised relief decoration, including lion’s head on front. Cannon was not made to shoot projectiles, but vent is bored though as such so that it could’ve been used as a noise maker or salute gun. SIZE: 51″ x 10″ overall. CONDITION: Good overall with iron patina, pitted overall. No discernible makers marking. 52222-23 (600-800) – Lot 2065

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2066

CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTORS GROUPING WITH ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR SURPLUS.

1) Rare January 28, 1862 dated patented mess kit retaining only 3 small rectangular tin trays and top tray. Stonewall Jackson supposedly had a nearly identical inscribed example. Regardless, great for display in a camp scene. 2) Regulation cloth covered Federal canteen with tan wool cover and partial sling. 3) Original 58 caliber US cartridge box with original tins and over the shoulder belt. 4) Reproduction Confederate cartridge box. 5) Leather valise with crows foot stitching often associated with Virginia. CONDITION: Items should be examined, but overall good. US cartridge box with sling is dry and flaking, one buckle is detatched but still attached to sling, stitching loose in areas. Other two leather boxes are fairly supple and sound. Mess kit retains much of its original Japanning, brass patented plaque has discernible text as can be seen in photos. Regardless, all are good for display. 52222-20 (800-1,200) – Lot 2066

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2068

RARE INSCRIBED MODEL 1841 REGULATION US NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD OF LT. HENRY T. WINGATE.

Fine ivory gripped eagle-head sword inscribed on rear languette “H. TINGEY WINGATE / USN”. Henry T. Wingate was born in Charlestown, MA in 1817 and died in 1854 and is buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. Wingate is listed as a mid-shipman on the USS Potomac in 1840. Accompanying this sword are five pieces of silver flatware, all with his last name “WINGATE”. Three of the pieces are coin and are marked “LINCOLN & REED” (Boston). SIZE: Sword & scabbard: 33″ overall. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Sword is very good overall, 28″ blade is overall grey with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Patriotic naval etched motifs are discernible, though weak. Rusted at ricasso and no discernible makers mark. Original scabbard which accompanies sword is broken in three pieces, but all three engraved mounts are intact and retain much of their gold plating with overall matching chocolate/green patina to brass hilt. Carved ivory grip is complete with several hairlines. All in all, an honest “as found” scarce American naval sword. Flatware is very good overall. 51941-26 (800-1,200) ESA – Lot 2068

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2069

18KT GOLD HUNTER CASE POCKET WATCH BELONGING TO PAINE WINGATE (1739-1838).

18th century. Gold hunter’s case testing 18kt decorated with a classical urn. The opposing side with a small oval cartouche. Each side with remnant of rayed decoration. The movement with enamel dial marked “Remond & Cie”. Jean George Remond (1783-1820), a Swiss watchmaker. The key wind and key set fuseé movement with original key. Watch accompanied by a scrap of paper identifying the owner of the watch and some family lore concerning its use. SIZE: Dial: 4-1/2 cm d. Case: 5 cm d. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Case edge with abrasions, wear and small losses. Enamel dial with losses of aperture. Movement of unknown order. Fair to good. 51941-25 (800-1,200) – Lot 2069

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2070

ITALIAN SCHOOL (18th Century) PORTRAIT OF ANNA FRANCISCA CANSACCHI.

Half length oil on canvas portrait of an elegant lady holding a fan in her right hand, dressed in a beautifully adorned gown with floral bodice, and lace choker around her neck. A red feathered hat and floral jewels adorn her powdered hair, while the substantial cross shaped earring and pearl bracelet provide a clue to her status and wealth. Housed in a 19th century giltwood frame. Canvas inscribed upper left “ANNA FRANCISCA CAN-SACCHI AMERINA UXOR JOSEPHI MELCHIORRI. QUAE VIXIT ANN * XXXVI * OVVIT TURRITAE DIE XI JUNII ANN * MDCCLXXVI” (Loosely translated from the Latin as Anna Francisca Cansacchi, chosen wife of Josephi Melchiorri, who lived thirty years and died on 11 June in the year 1776) SIZE: 29″ x 24″. Overall: 33-1/2″ x 29-3/4″ PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Surface grime & old restoration scattered throughout, craquelure, old lining, in need of cleaning & restoration 51941-17 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2070

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2071

FRENCH SCHOOL (18th Century) PORTRAIT OF A ROYAL GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY KING LOUIS XVI.

A bust length oil on canvas portrait of a seated gentleman with powdered wig wearing a brown velvet jacket with elaborate floral embroidery and lace collar and cuff. A clue to his identity is found in the royal medallion with the sun king design. Unframed, unsigned, bears indiscernible red wax seal on verso. SIZE: 35-1/4″ x 28-1/2″ PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: In original unrestored condition, overall surface grime, large tear upper center with significant amount of loss, several losses throughout, stretcher bars are damaged. 51941-16 (500-1,000) – Lot 2071

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2072

PAIR OF LOUIS XV FAUTEUILS.

2nd half 18th century, France. Each chair with arched and shaped crest rail, floral cresting flanked by C-scroll molding continuing to foliate molded shaped styles centering a padded back in the form of a cartouche. The out curved padded arms with molded grips on incurved supports centering the upholstered seat with serpentine front rail. Shaped seat with custom cushion. The chair raised on molded cabriole legs headed by flower heads and raised on molded pointed feet. Each chair retains early floral petty point upholstery. SIZE: 35″ h (back) x 16″ h (seat) x 24″ w x 23-1/2″ d (approximately). PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Chairs of pegged construction remain intact with loosening at most joints. Original paint surfaces have been removed. One chair with repair to proper left arm at juncture to stile and with old repairs to rear legs at seat rail. The second chair with old repairs to proper right front leg at seat rail, otherwise both chairs are structurally intact. We believe that the chairs were most likely repaired and tightened as long as one hundred years ago, which also appears to be the period of the pettipoint fabric. Chairs are honest and restorable. 51941-39 (400-800) – Lot 2072

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2073

LOUIS XV PROVINCIAL FIVE PIECE SALON SUITE.

2nd half 18th century, France. Comprising a large canape and four fauteuils a la reine. Each with scrolling foliate carved crest joined to downswept arms with molded out-turned scrolled grips and padded armrests on molded incurved supports centering a shaped over upholstered seat with serpentine foliate carved frontal seat rail, raised on foliate carved cabriole legs. All covered in early silk and damask fabric. SIZE: Settee 44″ h x 15″ h (seat) x 67″ l x 32″ d (approximately). Chair 38″ h x 16″ h (seat) x 28″ w x 27″ d (approximately). PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Frames retain old and original surface with significant abrasion, wear, and dryness. Upholstery with soiling and now with deterioration. One arm chair with rear leg damage and one chair with left crest rail repair at ear. Settee frame is structurally intact with extremely dry surface, frame is loose and in need of tightening. Please note that original surfaces were a combination of gilding and paint decoration, in need of total removal and restoration. 51941-13 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2073

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2074

OUTSTANDING CUSTOM ORDERED 19TH CENTURY LARGE DINNER SERVICE BY SPODE.

Pattern number 2961, each piece marked “Spode/2961”. The decoration is in sprays of colorful flowers against a white blank with raised flowers. Each piece having a gilt outside edge. Circa 1st quarter 19th century. Lot consists of: platters; two 22-1/2″, 20″ (with visible surface scratches), 17-1/2″, two 16″, four 14″ (two cracked), four 12″, four 10″, 20″ well and tree, 18″ well and tree. Three 10″ covered serving bowls (one cover repaired). Three 7-1/2″ covered sauce tureens with under plates. Two 13″ h covered tureen with under plate. 9″ square center bowl. Two 11″ open serving bowls. Two 9-1/4″ open serving bowls. Sixteen 9-1/2″ shallow soup bowls. Forty-eight 9-3/4″ plates. Eighteen 9-1/2″ plates (one cracked). Forty-seven 8″ plates. Approximately 162 pieces. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Generally this is in very good condition, there is some rubbing and losses, I’m sure some scratches can be found. 51941-3 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2074

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2075

BOOK: LES ROSES, BY PIERRE-JOSEPH ROUDOUTE (1759-1840) AND CLAUDE ANTOINE THORY (1759-1827), PUBLISHED IN PARIS BY FIRMIN DIDOT (1817-1824).

Three volumes. Folio (14″ x 10″), engraved portrait of Roudoute by C.S. Pradier, after a painting by Gerard. Floral wreath opposite portrait and 169 stipple engraved plates printed in colors and finished by hand, by Lanlois Chapuy and others after Roudoute. The three volumes dated 1817, 1821, and 1824. 1817 volume has 56 colored rose illustrations. 1821 volume has 59 colored rose illustration. 1824 volume has 54 colored rose illustrations. Each of the rose illustrations has a tissue page. The inside of each book has a book plate of John Callendar Livingston. SIZE: 14″ x 11″. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: This lot was found in the attic where it had resided for many years. All three bindings are broken and as found. Color plates have strong color and very few have issues. There will be found some very light foxing spots, no tears, and all have been accounted for. The text has foxing but very readable and clear. 51941-24 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 2075

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2076

CARVED AND GILT SANTOS FIGURE.

18th century or earlier. This well carved early example depicting aristocratic woman in ornately decorated robe in the act of prayer. Figure carved from pine, hollowed out through the center. The early surface with gesso foundation and with lacquer like paint-decorated surface over gilding. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Structurally good with one repair at lower rear of robe section. Reinforced with canvas on interior. Normal and expected abrasion to facial details. Gilt and painted surfaces age darkened with moderate chip loss. 51941-43 (500-1,000) – Lot 2076

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2077

FRAMED NEEDLEWORK PICTURE OF MOUNT VERNON.

The rectangular needlework shows Mount Vernon with connected buildings overlooking water with boats all flanked by trees with one figure on the lawn. The needlework behind a black and gold bordered glass below which is titled “Mount Vernon”. SIZE: Sight: 16-1/4″ x 22-1/2″. Overall: 20-1/2″ x 26-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Glass has cracks in bottom left with some loss to title, silk has stable cracks in top sky which appear to have been glued, a few other cracks in lower right sky, otherwise good. 51941-27 (500-800) – Lot 2077

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2078

LIVINGSTON FAMILY LOT, INCLUDING: SIX SILHOUETTES & LINEN.

The lot consists of; Six early 19th century framed silhouettes all impressed marked “King”, William King, New England, (active 1804-1806). Each are hollow cut bust length portraits backed with black paper or silk. Each housed in gold molded wood frames with eglomise mats. Two large linen pieces with embroidered family crest, a tablecloth with red crest, the other a sheet with white crest. SIZE: Overall 6″ h x 5″ w. Books 12″ h x 10″. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Mats have deteriorated, frames as found, silhouettes good. Linen pieces are very good. 51941-22 (400-600) – Lot 2078

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2079

PORTFOLIO OF LIVINGSTON FAMILY UNFRAMED WATERCOLORS.

Watercolors on paper, comprised of approximately thirty three landscapes of mostly European subjects. The artist appears to be accomplished in both drawing and the use of the medium. Subject matters range from coastal scenes to architectural studies, mountain views, windmills, a landscape with soldier, a scene of St. Moritz, and several Italian village scenes with figures. Many initialed lower left “L.L.”. Portfolio is a vellum covered binding with Latin gilt letters on spine. Sizes vary from 6-1/2″ x 3-1/2 to 10″ x 16″. NOTE: According to the Yale University Library database, Louise was the only child of John and Susan Livingston. Their archive a family photograph of Louise taken in Nice, France, in 1904. One of the watercolors in this portfolio is inscribed “Where we got the milk for Alida. Lake Como”, indicating they referred to Louise as Alida, and she was a child at the time these works were created. This information helps us date the works to about 1904. SIZE: Overall size of portfolio: 17″ x 11″ PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Several works have tissue overlay, most with some type of minor discoloration, portfolio is in badly soiled and chipped condition 51941-23 (500-1,000) – Lot 2079

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2080

UNUSUAL QUEEN ANNE INLAID WALNUT HIGH CHEST ON FRAME.

2nd half 18th century, Pennsylvania possibly Philadelphia. The rectangular cove molded inlaid cornice above the conforming case, the frieze with an ornamental rectangular reeded panel. The case with canted corners and contrasting stringing centering three aligned short drawers over a pair of aligned short drawers, above four graduated long drawers all with string inlay and with cockbeaded edges. The case retains original brass bail hardware of the period. The chest fitted to an original molded frame with shaped apron raised on short cabriole legs. Raised on pronounced trifid feet. SIZE: 72″ h x 37″ w x 41″ w (overall) x 24″ d. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: With well maintained original surface, good rich golden brown color. Small repair to proper right rear side of case to repair split. Proper left rear side with missing 6″ triangular section. Otherwise case sound and intact, no damage or restoration to feet noted. Very good overall. 51941-2 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2080

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2081

OUTSTANDING LARGE LOT OF CRYSTAL STEMWARE, DECANTERS AND TABLEWARE ARTICLES DECORATED WITH LIVINGSTON CRESTS.

The first stemware set includes; twelve 6″ white wine stems, twenty-two 4-3/4″ red wine stems, sixteen 4″ cordial stems. This set having an engraved vine decoration and each piece having a cut coat-of-arms or the Livingston family. Along with a pair of 11″ decanters which has the same crest but diamond point decoration and a 10″ decanter of different design. The next set of fourteen 4-1/4″ liqueur stems. Each of which have the same decoration as above but only have a gold monogrammed “L”. Set of seven 6″ decanters, two 9″ decanters, one 8″ decanter, one 9″ glass, one 8″ pedestal compote, and one 9″ pedestal compote, all having the same etched coat-of-arms/family crest. Along with five other miscellaneous stems, and two etched decanters. Approximately 87 pieces. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Generally very good, there maybe some small nicks to stems, three 6″ decanters have ring chips. 51941-5 (800-1,200) – Lot 2081

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2082

LOT OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN.

China. 18th century. The lot including: 12″ Famille Rose covered tureen with matching under-plate, 6-1/2″ Famille Rose dish, 5-1/2″ Famille Rose tub, 9″ blue and white dish, 3-1/2″ open salt. Together with a pair of Japanese openwork candles and a pair of 2-1/2″ English soft paste coffee cans. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Tureen under-plate with chip at rim. Blue and white dish, good. Famille Rose tub cover with repairs & breaks. 6-1/2″ dish with loss at rim. Salt cellar broken and restored. One coffee can with line at rim. 51941-4 (800-1,200) – Lot 2082

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2083

GROUP OF FRENCH EMPIRE WALL SCONCES AND PAIR OF GARNITURES.

Early through late 19th century, France. The group includes two pair of three-arm candle sconces comprised of bronze and gilt brass all in the Classical Revival taste, cast with athemion leaves and applied with scrolling leaf tips. Together with a pair of Classical garnitures in the Egyptian taste each depicting an urn raised on a pair of cast-brass swans on a brass pedestal cast with lion’s mask. The handle of each urn a cast-brass figure of Nike, Goddess of victory. SIZE: Sconce 6″ d x 8-3/4″ w. Garnitures 11″ h x 7″ l x 3″ w. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: All items with original untouched surfaces and extensive soiling from long term storage. Sconces retain old wiring and drilled. Each urn has a piece of the removable garniture on one side missing. 51941-34 (800-1,200) – Lot 2083

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2084

FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SIDEBOARD.

Circa 1800, mid Atlantic region, probably Baltimore. The deep well figured rectangular top with serpentine front and elliptic corners above the conforming case. Fitted with serpentine cutlery drawer with felt trays above a pair of cupboard doors, flanked by deep fitted bottle drawers, further flanked by bowed cupboard doors. Drawers and doors all inlaid with teardrop escutcheons and with contrasting line inlays. The case raised on square tapering legs, each headed by long rectangular figural birch inlaid panels over cross-banding, above pendant teardrop inlays within string-inlaid borders and cross-banded cuffs. Note: The secondary wood on sideboard is yellow pine. SIZE: 41″ h x 80-1/2″ l x 27-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: With old re-polished surface now a rich tea brown color with good patina. Stabilized shrinkage cracks on top and sides. A triangular 9″ patch on top at proper left front corner above end door. Drawer divider and bottom apron each with a 1″ square veneer loss at center of sideboard. Oval brasses are early 20th century replacements. Backboard original. Otherwise very good. 51941-1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2084

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2085

SET OF TEN MASSACHUSETTS QUEEN ANNE SIDE CHAIRS.

2nd half 18th century and later, probably coastal Massachusetts. The set is comprised of an original grouping of five with five additional matching chairs of later construction. The original five with mortise-and-tenon construction at the back and crest rail and with triangular frontal glue blocks and inset rear glue blocks within the seat frame. The shaped styles joined to yoke crest above the inverted bell splat joined to a serpentine seat rail with shaped apron. Each chair fitted with a framed woven rush seat. Raised on cabriole frontal legs with shaped returns and back-swept chamfered rear legs joined by blocked reel and baluster turned H-form stretchers terminating in platform pad feet with tapered tips. All in original black paint. SIZE: 40″ h (at back) x 17-1/2″ to 18-1/2″ h (varied seat). PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Four of the five original chairs with structural repairs to tops of back at crest rails, one with structural reinforcement to proper right leg at seat frame, four with varying degrees of structural weakness and or repair at front of seat frames, all five with in-use wear and normal and expected abrasion and paint loss. The five later examples of doweled construction at crest rail, chair seats also doweled without the use of glue blocks, one chair with stress crack proper right ear of back, a second with splinter loss at joint of shoulder, no other structural issues noted, normal and expected abrasions from in-use wear otherwise structurally good. All ten rush seat frames are present, all with varying degrees of damage to woven rush, several seat frames are weak at the corners. The ten are considered fair to good overall. 51941-9 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2085

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2086

QUEEN ANNE MAHOGANY DROP LEAF TABLE.

Late 18th century, America. The single board rectangular top of figured Honduran mahogany with rounded edge fitted with conforming hinged single plank leaves projecting above the apron. Raised on cylindrical slightly cabriole legs with scalloped returns terminating in round pad feet. SIZE: 27″ h x 36″ l x 13-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Table with early if not original surface, good patina with dark brown color. One leaf with 6-1/2″ loss in area of outer hinge, and with slight warp. Sectional losses to three of four pad feet. Otherwise good. 51941-12 (800-1,200) – Lot 2086

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2087

THREE PART HEPPLEWHITE MAHOGANY BANQUET DINING TABLE.

First quarter 19th century, probably New York. Rectangular center table with conforming hinged leaves raised on six tapering legs with string inlay. Two legs hinged for leaf support, together with two demilune tables, string inlaid with conforming apron raised on four tapering legs. SIZE: 29″ h. Drop leaf center section: 21-1/2″ w closed. 53-1/2″ l. 61″ x 53-1/2″ open. Demilune tables: 53-1/2″ l x 26-1/2″ d. Complete table size open: 9′ 6″ l x 53-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Table has been professionally restored and repolished with repairs to leaves at hinges, string inlays, and including tightening of legs. Repolished top surface with good color and with light surface soiling and some light in use scratches and abrasions to top. Otherwise good overall. 51941-7 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2087

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2088

LOT OF ANTIQUE FRENCH SILVER FLATWARE AND COIN SILVER SUGAR TONGS.

Some of the French silver could be as early as the 18th century. It includes: 12 pieces (seven 7-1/2″ forks and five 7-1/2″ spoons) with a diamond hallmark “F13G”. 16 pieces (seven 7-1/2″ spoons, five 7-1/2″ forks, and four 5″ spoons) with a shield mark. Along with an early 8″ spoon and fork which are hallmarked. Coin silver mustard spoon. 6″ coin silver sugar tongs by Theophilus Bradbury Newburyport, MA. 24 silver plated flatware pieces. SIZE: As listed above. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Generally good, shows use. 51941-33 (600-900) – Lot 2088

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2089

MIXED LOT OF COIN AND STERLING SILVER.

19th and 20th century. The lot including a 5-3/4″ Tiffany & Co. flask decorated with vines on a hammered ground marked “Tiffany & Co. / 6096 M 5414 / Sterling Silver / 2431″, a 6″ fine hallmarked French gilded silver covered pedestal bowl having swan formed handles with under plate, a 5″ Kirk & Son coin silver small handled pitcher with a scroll handle and repousse flowers, a 6-1/2” slender pitcher marked “APM” on the underside, a 13″ sterling Gorham handled server in the Raphael pattern, and a set of four 8″ Audubon Society plates depicting various birds including the wood duck, the ruffled grouse, the cardinal, and the goldfinch. Total weight approximately 66 troy oz. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Tiffany flask with small dent in side. French bowl with heavy tarnish and scratching. Slender pitcher with loss to wood handle and missing handle pins. Audubon dishes with scratching to the surface. 51941-32 (600-900) – Lot 2089

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2090

LARGE LOT OF CANTON WARE PORCELAIN.

China. 19th century. Lot made up of 121 pieces including: a 12″ boars head tureen (broken, missing cover), three 9-1/2″ to 11-1/4″ l lozenge form casseroles (chips, missing covers), two rectangular casseroles (chips and lines), two 7″ l trays, six rectangular casserole covers, two 6-1/2″ boars head sauce tureens (missing covers). Together with sixteen 10-1/4″ plates, twenty nine 9-1/4″ plates, fifteen 8-1/2″ plates, three 10″ plates, three 8-1/2″ shallow bowls, eight 7-1/2″ plates, ten 6″ plates, two 4-3/4″ saucers, three 4″ bowls, four teacups, one demitasse cups, and five spoons. Accompanied by five Masons Ironstone 8″ plates in the Blue Willow pattern. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Serving pieces as noted above. Plates and cups with scattered chips and/or hairlines. 51941-37 (800-1,200) – Lot 2090

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2091

FEDERAL CARVED AND GILT CONVEX MIRROR.

The round convex mirror plate within a reeded ebony surround set within the deep conforming molded frame mounted with a row of spherules. The mirror surmounted by a displayed eagle posed on a rockwork plinth flanked by scrolling leaf tips carved in deep relief. The mirror with similar scrolling leaf tip pendant apron mounted with C-scrolls. SIZE: 43″ h x 24″ w. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Mirror retains original gilt surface now crusty and dry, old abrasions and shrinkage cracks at top and bottom of frame. Mirror plate appears original, back of frame retaining old if not original paper and wood backing. Additional old repair proper left leaf tips on top of mirror with loss to gesso and gilding, other leaf tips have been reattached, otherwise good. 51941-20 (800-1,200) – Lot 2091

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2092

WELL CARVED CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY CANOPY BED.

Last quarter 18th century. The swelled, reeded, ring-turned posts carved with flower heads and with teardrop elements, continuing to a fluted and reeded column joined to the blocked base terminating in Marlborough feet. The head posts of simple ring-turned cylindrical form joined to cylindrical ring-turned column connected to a thin headboard with rounded edge continuing to square tapered legs on Marlborough feet. Side rails and cross supports with shaped returns, rope ties and double bolt fittings. Note: Rails are currently fitted with angle iron supports designed for custom box spring and mattress for a standard full size bed. SIZE: Overall height: 86″. Interior length: 73-1/2″. Interior width: 51″. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Very good polished surface with red mahogany color. No structural restorations or imperfections noted. 51941-14 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2092

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2093

QUEEN ANNE MAHOGANY LOWBOY.

Mid to 3rd quarter 18th century, New England. This small example with rectangular molded top projecting above the conforming case with single long drawer above three short drawers. The center-most fan carved above an arcaded apron with two pendant acorn finials. Raised on cabriole legs with shaped returns. The circular “spoon” feet joined to suppressed ball platforms. SIZE: 30″ h x 36″ w x 19-3/4″ d. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Structurally restored with some replaced drawer guides and with replaced return proper right front leg. Drawers and case show evidence of an earlier gray paint surface now removed with 20th century re-polished surface, otherwise good. Long drawer bottom retains original hand-cut rose head nails. Retains original brasses. 51941-8 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2093

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2094

MASSACHUSETTS CHIPPENDALE OXBOW MAHOGANY SLANT LID DESK.

Last quarter 18th century, probably Boston. The rectangular dovetailed case with hinged sloping lid resting on lopers. The interior fitted with two rows of document drawers above a row of valanced pigeon holes over four graduated serpentine or oxbow drawers on a molded plinth raised on well defined ball and claw feet with scalloped and shaped returns centering a scalloped pediment. Desk with replacement brasses representative of the period in original holes. The lid a single board of figured mahogany. SIZE: 44″ h x 42″ w x 22″ d. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Original cleaned surfaces with normal and expected wear, light soiling good color and patina, overall very good. 51941-11 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2094

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2095

LARGE ASSORTMENT OF BLUE AND WHITE EXPORT PORCELAIN.

China. 19th century. The lot primarily made up of porcelains in the Canton pattern and includes: 14-1/4″ platter, 13-3/4″ deep platter, 14″ platter, 13″ platter (chips), 11″ platter (chip and hairline), 9-1/2″ platter, 6-3/4″ platter oval stand, two 9-3/4″ openwork stands, two 7″ boars head tureens (chips, cracks, and repairs), 11-1/2″ strainer, 13-1/2″ covered hot water dish (chips), two 7″ gravy boats with trays (chip to tray), 7-3/4″ serving bowl, ten `10″ plates, ten 8-1/2″ plates, eight 6″ plates, eight 4-1/4″ saucers, eight 4″ bowl covers, and eight demitasse cups. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Serving pieces as noted above. Plates and cups with scattered chips and/or hairlines. 51941-36 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2095

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2096

PAIR OF FEDERAL STYLE DEMILUNE INLAID MAHOGANY CARD TABLES.

2nd quarter 20th century, America. These nice benchmade examples each with hinged lids above the conforming frieze with contrasting string inlaid borders raised on tapered square legs with bellflower inlays and crossbanded cuffs. SIZE: 29-1/2″ h x 36″ w x 18″ d. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Tables retain original surface now crusty and dry, otherwise structurally in good condition. Losses to banding. 51941-10 (500-1,000) – Lot 2096

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2097

GROUP OF CANTON EXPORT DINNERWARE.

19th century, China. Approximately 42 pieces. A group of three platters each 13-3/4″ l x 10-3/4″ w, two with rim chips. Six deep platters of varying size ranging from 11″ to 13″ l, three with rim chips. One small covered boar’s head sauce tureen 4″ h x 6″ l, loss to part lid finial. One strap handle sauce boat and under plate, 7″ l x 3″ h, under plate 8-3/4″ l x 6-3/4″ w, under plate with shallow chip on rim. One sauce boat with scalloped edge 7-1/2″ l, good. A strap handled cylindrical teapot with cover and two similar teacups, teapot and cups each with hairline crack. A square tea box 3-1/4″ sq x 3-1/2″ h, shallow small chips to top rim. Twelve 10″ dinner plates, two with shallow chips on edge. Thirteen 9″ plates, nine with either hairline cracks or shallow chips on edge. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: As noted above. 51941-38 (600-900) – Lot 2097

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2098

DUTCH BAROQUE STYLE FAUX TORTOISE SHELL AND BRASS MOUNTED WALL MIRROR.

2nd half 19th century. The rectangular beveled mirror plate within a bolection molded faux tortoise shell surround beneath an architectural shaped crest applied sheets of molded brass depicting scrolling fruits and floral vines centering the bust of a cherub flanked by torches. The outer frame with ebonized molding trimmed with similar decorated brass throughout. SIZE: 44″ h x 27″ w. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Mirror plate very good. Faux tortoise shell with minor splitting and cracking, sheet brass decorations intact with old untouched surface. Very good overall. 51941-15 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2098

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2099

PAIR OF LOUIS XV CARVED FRUITWOOD SIDE CHAIRS.

Late 18th century, France. Each chair with scrolled and carved crestrail continuing to conforming stiles centering an over-upholstered back panel joined to the trapezoidal shaped seat, over-upholstered with serpentine front, brass tacked throughout. The seat rail foliate carved raised on four cabriole molded legs. SIZE: 38-1/2″ h, seat h: 18″. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Frames retain original surface now age darkened with good patina. Structural weaknesses throughout. One chair with broken and repaired rear leg and proper left front leg at rail. Second chair crestrail needs structural repair, proper left rear leg with old repair at back and seat rail, a 3″ x 1″ section of proper left rear seat rail absent. 51941-40 (300-500) – Lot 2099

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2100

RARE PAIR OF LOUIS XVI CARVED OVAL FOOT STOOLS.

Late 18th century, France. Each covered in a fine silk brocade with central motif depicting a plentiful harvest with in classical garland border. The fabric brass tacked to frame. The frame guilloche carved, raised on tapering cylindrical fluted legs carved with leaf tips. NOTE: Each retaining a Metropolitan Museum of Art sticker on the bottom and were exhibited at the Museum. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 14-1/2″ l x 10-3/4″ w. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Seats original as described, faded. Velvet border showing only traces of original salmon fabric, otherwise structurally very good with original surface, small losses to beading at base of legs, absence of probable original tapered foot. Otherwise good. 51941-28 (300-500) – Lot 2100

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2101

CANTON PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE.

China. 19th century. The lot comprised of 91 pieces including: two 9-3/4″ openwork platters, 7-3/4″ shallow serving bowl, 10-1/2″ scalloped edge bowl (chips and hairlines), 9″ scalloped edge bowl (lines), 15″ platter (chip and hairlines), 13-1/2″ platter, 12-1/2″ platter, 11″ platter, 9-1/4″ platter (chips), 9-3/4″ shallow serving bowl, 9-1/4″ rectangular covered casserole (cover does not sit flat), 9-1/2″ lozenge form casserole (chips), 15″ covered warming dish (chips), 14″ covered warming dish, 12″ boars head tureen (missing cover), two 6-1/2″ covered sauce tureens (one cover loose), twelve 10″ dinner plates, twelve 8-3/4″ plates, twelve 8″ plates, twelve 4-1/4″ bowls, twelve spoons, twelve demitasse cups, and two leaf form 7-1/2″ gravy boats. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Serving pieces as noted above. Plates, bowls, cups with scattered chips and/or hairlines. 51941-35 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2101

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2102

LOT OF THREE RUGS.

20th century. 1) Woven in a needlepoint design of overall delicate vinery comprised of parallel rows of scrolled fern leaves all within a conforming foliate border. The whole in soft earth tones. The rug is designed in panels assembled into six rows, each with four panels to form the whole. Signed “A.L. 1944”, probably Alida Livingston. 2) A smaller version of the first with the same patterns, design and coloration. The rug is designed in panels assembled into three rows, each with three panels to from the whole. Signed in the corner “A.L. 1940”, probably Alida Livingston. 3) Rectangular floral hooked rug with rounded corners woven with a large central flower head on a beige ground within a narrow border of leaf tips all within the coffee brown main border of interwoven scrolling fronds in pale blues and greens, each side centered by a conforming pink and red flower head. Sewn into the rug is a hand written label: “Hooked by Hilda A. Loftus, Wollaston Massachusetts 1987-1988″. SIZE: 1) 7′ 10″ x 3′ 9″. 2) 6′ 5″ x 7′ 3″ 3) 8′ 7″ x 11′ 6”. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: 1) With overall slight wear, several panels need to be re-joined along seams. 2) Lightly soiled, with light staining, otherwise good. 3) Good overall with minor, even wear and with small areas of spot staining. 51941-31 (500-1,000) – Lot 2102

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2103

CASED RUSSIAN ICON WITH PAINTED FACES AND BRASS OVERLAY.

Titled in Cyrillic. Unmarked frame with nicely rendered faces having slight craquelure. Housed in a custom walnut shadowbox case with glass front. SIZE: Overall 13-3/4″ x 11-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Very good. 51941-42 (500-1,000) – Lot 2103

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2104

LUCERNE SILVER PLATE FAT LAMP WITH RARE MOTH REFLECTOR.

Late 19th century. The lamp of Mid-Eastern design with four burners hung with an assortment of tools including wick cutters, adjusting on a cylindrical pole surmounted by a scrolling finial. The lamp on a multi-tiered molded circular base with fan design. This lamp comes with a rare silvered reflector in the form of a moth with spread wings. The wings with delicately etched design, joined to a curved arm joined to the post with a silver collar. SIZE: 34-1/4″ h. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: The lamp heavily tarnished and with soiling, four tools are present, the pole shaft in need of reattachment and in need of correct re-assembly. Reflector in generally good condition with no structural issues. Fair to good overall. 51941-6 (400-600) – Lot 2104

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2105

CM ROSS (American, 20th Century) TWO PASTEL PORTRAITS.

1) Half length portrait of an elegant woman in satin gown with fur stole, housed in a rustic wood frame under glass, signed lower left “CM Ross”, (sitter possibly Susan Livingston). 2) Portrait of the head of a young child with white lace collar and bow, housed in a painted wood frame under glass, signed lower left “CM Ross”, (sitter possibly Louise Alida Livingston as a child. SIZE: 1) Sight: 34″ x 23″. Overall: 38-1/2″ x 27-1/4″. 2) Sight: 18-1/2″ x 14″. Overall: 27-1/2″ x 22-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: 1) Pastel appears to be in good condition with only a small amount of pastel dust offset, frame has unfinished patina and glass has residue. 2) Pastel appears be in good condition with minor paper discoloration, frame is overpainted with gold paint, glass has residue. 51941-18 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2105

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2106

PAUL CESAR HELLEU (French, 1859-1927) PORTRAIT OF MISS LOUISE ALIDA LIVINGSTON.

Half length pastel portrait of a young lady wearing a pink dress with lace collar. Her strawberry blonde hair is partially pulled back away from her face with the rest of her hair tumbling down from beyond her shoulder, housed in a molded giltwood frame under glass and signed lower left “Helleu” SIZE: 29″ x 24-1/2″. Original: 34″ x 29″ PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Paper is cockling, several fox marks in background, frame has significant losses and separation at corners 51941-21 (500-1,000) – Lot 2106

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2107

RACHEL & HARVEY DINNERSTEIN (American, 20th/21 Century) PORTRAIT OF JOHN LIVINGSTON.

Oil on canvas half portrait of a gentleman wearing black coat seated on a red sofa with a dark background. Housed in a light colored natural heavy molded wood frame. Inscription on verso indicates that this was a copy made by the artist and an early appraisal of Alida Livingston’s property mentions a 19th Century portrait of John Livingston which this painting was copied from. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. Overall: 30-1/2″ x 33-1/2″ PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Very good. 51941-29 (500-800) – Lot 2107

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2108

FRENCH SCHOOL (Early 20th Century) FOUR PORTRAIT PASTELS OF TERRIERS.

All four framed in wood frames, matted under glass, two bear “R. Osmond, Rue De Vaugirard” labels affixed to verso. Three signed indistinctly lower right, another lower left and dated 24/5/48 1) Two black terriers; 2) Single black terrier; 3) White terrier on grey paper; 4) Black terrier panting SIZE: Sight of all four: 15″ x 12-3/4″. Overall of all four: 22-1/4″ x 19-3/4″ PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: All four having staining on mats, spotting on works and residue on glass 51941-19 (400-600) – Lot 2108

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2109

AFTER PHILIPS WOUWERMAN (Dutch, 1619-1668) FOUR ENGRAVINGS BY JEAN MOYREAU AND ONE BY CHARLES NICHOLAS COCHIN THE YOUNGER.

Titles include: L’ABREUVOIR FLAMANDE, PETITE MEUTE DE CHIENS, GARDES DE CAVALERIE, LE CONSEIL DES CHASSEURS, and ENTREE D’ABREUVOIR. All housed in black wood frames with glass with finish loss. All having good borders with signatures and title etc in plate. SIZE: 1-4) Sight: 15″ x 19-1/2″. Overall: 16-3/4″ x 21″. 5) 14″ x 17-1/2″. Overall: 15-3/4″ x 19-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Original contents from the estate of Louise Alida Livingston, Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. Removed from the family home, Greenport L. I., N.Y. CONDITION: Some toning, good, not examined out of frame. 51941-30 (400-600) – Lot 2109

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2110

ANTIQUE KASHAN GARDEN RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA.

First quarter 20th century. The midnight blue rectangular central panel depicting an arch flanked by flowering trees centering large ornate floral filled urn beneath a pair of fanciful opposing lions within a mustard main border with floral filled urns framed by guard borders of panels of calligraphy. SIZE: 4′ 3″ x 6′ 9-1/2″ CONDITION: Good, rug retains rich palette with overall even minor wear, upper right corner facing with more extensive even wear. Loss of fringe to one end. 51911-66 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2110

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2111

FINE LEAPING STAG FULL BODY COPPER WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY CUSHING & WHITE.

3rd quarter 19th century, Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts. This very nice early example with verdigris and darkened weathered surface. With well detailed antlers, ears, and distinctive upright tail. Mounted on original vertical rod. SIZE: 26″ h (overall) x 30″ l. PROVENANCE: Removed from a carriage house in Biddeford, Maine. CONDITION: Structurally very good, sizing or paint visible interior ears and back of tail. No repairs or damage noted. Overall very good. 52335-7 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2111

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2112

IMPORTANT MASSACHUSETTS CHIPPENDALE SERPENTINE BALL AND CLAW FOOT MAHOGANY CHEST.

Last quarter 18th century, Attributed to Benjamin Frothingham, Jr. (1734-1809), Charlestown, Massachusetts. The single board rectangular top with strong graining and beveled edge projecting above the conforming case with serpentine front and four long graduated drawers. Molded plinth raised on abnormally large boldly carved ball and talon feet with scalloped returns, typical of the shop of Benjamin Frothingham, Jr. REF: See Albert Sack Volume 5, pg 1357, for a similar chest of drawers. SIZE: 34″ h x 42″ w x 21-1/2″ d. CONDITION: With old cleaned surfaces, with replaced brasses of the period. Backboards original, feet and returns all appear original and untouched. Very good overall. 52235-2 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 2112

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2113

ATTRIBUTED TO ELISHA TAYLOR BAKER (American, 1827-1890) PORTRAIT OF THE TWO-MAST SCHOONER “G. CARMANN”.

Oil on canvas scene shows the two-mast schooner sailing right to left in full sail flying the American flag and ships pennant. Schooner’s name is on the bow side. many sails can be seen on the horizon line with a land mass off its bow. Unsigned. Housed in a gilt wood frame with original gilt liner. NOTE: Accompanying the painting is a letter from William Avery Baker who agrees with the attribution to the artist dated 1980. SIZE: 24″ x 32″. Overall: 28-1/2″ x 38-1/2″. CONDITION: Patch to verso with corresponding inpainting, minor spot inpainting elsewhere, otherwise very good. 52074-3 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2113

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2114

UNSIGNED (American, 19th century) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP “CARRIE REED”, KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE “APPROACHING BOSTON HARBOR”.

Wonderful oil on canvas ship portrait of the three-mast ship in full sail having a black hull flying ships pennant and American flag. Several people are seen on deck with several sailboats & steamship on horizon line. A port is seen off the bow. Housed in a wonderful reproduction antique style gilt & gesso frame. Very retaining a Quester Gallery label. SIZE: 23-1/4″ x 31-3/4″. Overall: 31″ x 39-1/4″. CONDITION: Lined, some inpainting to top & left edge, craquelure, otherwise very good. 52074-4 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2114

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2115

UNSIGNED (American, 18th Century) PORTRAIT OF ROBERT TREAT.

Oil on canvas half portrait shown within an oval. He wears a brown coat, green & gold vest, and curly dark hair. A typed & written note included with the painting indicates that this is Robert Treat (1624-1710) Governor of New Haven, Milford, Branford, Guilford & Standford from 1683-1698. The painting was purchased from Mr. J. Bartholomew whose wife was a direct descendant. Housed in what appears to be its original frame liner. SIZE: 11-1/2″ x 10-1/2″. Overall: 13″ x 12″. CONDITION: Good. 52115-7 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2115

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2116

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

Unsigned oil on canvas bust length portrait depicting a woman wearing a gray dress with jewelery including a beaded necklace, earrings and a ring. The woman’s flesh tone and dark upswept hair contrast with the gradated pink background. Her left arm is resting on the back of her chair while she holds a pink purse. Housed in a modern giltwood frame. SIZE: 25″ x 19-1/4″. Overall 28-1/2″ x 23-2/4. CONDITION: Very good, relined with scattered inpainting and minor touch up. 51335-1 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2116

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2117

IMPORTANT AND RARE CAMEL BACK MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE SOFA.

Mid 18th century, probably Massachusetts. The bold serpentine back joined to rolled downswept arms centering rectangular seat with down cushions raised on three molded frontal legs and three backswept rear legs all joined by recessed box structure. Over upholstered back retains flame stitched fabric, possibly original. REFERENCE: Fine Points of Furniture by Albert Sack, see p. 227 for similar eight leg example under “BEST”. NOTE: Legs and stretchers are mahogany. Maple walnut and pine secondary woods seen at exposed frame at sides. SIZE: 40″ h x 75″ l x 31″ approx w. 17″ seat frame h. CONDITION: Seat frame intact and stable. Minor old re-glued splits to each of side stretchers, one with added nail. Filled screw hole observed rear of upper center front leg. Otherwise very good overall. 51859-2 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 2117

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2118

LARGE BLACK HAWK WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO J.W. FISKE.

Last quarter 19th century. Of standard form featuring a horse in full stride. Not accompanied by a stand. SIZE: 34″ l x 24″ h. CONDITION: Weathered verdigris surface with multiple repaired and inpainted bullet holes. 51971-3 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2118

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2119

AMERICAN SILVER PORRINGER.

2nd half 18th century, Unmarked. Of Boston form, possibly Jacob Hurd or Daniel Parker. The porringer of typical form with raised center and rounded wall. Pierced keyhole handle with monogram. Weight is approximately 7 troy oz. SIZE: 5″ w (bowl without handle). CONDITION: Small fissure in center branch of pierced handle. 51799-3 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2119

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2120

LARGE COLLECTION OF AMERICAN COIN SILVER SPOONS.

Late 18th and 19th century. Lot comprised of 109 coin silver spoons made by various silversmiths around the North East. Spoons include; teaspoon, coffee spoon, mustard ladle, and tablespoons. Most spoons in the 1st half of the 19th century, a small selection of early marks including; Ezekiel Burr, Robert Brookhouse, Robert Gray and others. Maine makers include; Crooker, Dole, Dunyon, Gerrish, and others. A partial list accompanies the lot. Weight is approximately 59 troy oz. SIZE: Longest 8-3/4″. Shortest 4-1/2″. CONDITION: Many examples monogrammed, scattered dents throughout. Overall wear. 52157-2 (700-900) – Lot 2120

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2121

RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY DROP LEAF BUTLER’S SERVING TABLE.

3rd quarter 18th century, New England. The rectangular single board top with molded edge and hinged conforming leaf projecting above the rectangular arcaded frieze. Raised on angular tapering cabriole legs terminating in well defined talon and ball feet. SIZE: 26″ h x 32″ l x 18″ w (closed), 34-1/2″ l x 32″ w (open). PROVENANCE: Ex Joann Schiff collection through Northeast Auctions. CONDITION: Stress crack to swing leg at juncture of gate. Opposing leg on one side with stress crack at shoulder beneath apron running down leg from apron approximately 5″, crack is visible on exterior two sides and on interior of leg at end of table, professionally stabilized. Table retains all original glue blocks. Table retains old surface. 52235-15 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2121

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2122

FINE SEMI-ANTIQUE LAVAR KIRMAN PALACE CARPET, SOUTH PERSIA.

First quarter 20th century. This quality example with an arrangement of eight cypress trees framed within delicate traceries of floral vinery ascending throughout amongst an arrangement of dense flower heads in soft pastels all on a rose pink ground within multiple floral guard borders centering an ivory main border of profuse pink floral decoration alternating with miniature cypress trees. SIZE: 14′ 4″ x 20′ 7″ PROVENANCE: Mid-Coast Maine Collection. CONDITION: Carpet retains a soft pleasing palette and remains quite supple throughout. Overall even wear throughout with light spot wear to foundation at mid point visible as a small horizontal line of wear exhibiting no breaks to foundation. End of guard stripe with single line loss at end. Otherwise very good. 52223-1 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2122

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2123

MASSACHUSETTS CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY SWING LEG DINING TABLE.

2nd third 18th century, Probably Salem. This fine example with rectangular molded one board top with molded edge. The conforming hinged one board leaves projecting above a well defined scalloped apron. Raised on angular cabriole legs terminating finely carved ball and talon feet. SIZE: 28″ h x 17″ w (closed) x 48″ l. 48″ x 48″ (open). CONDITION: Table retains old polished surface, the top with darkened water stain. With good dark patina and rich brown color. Very good overall. 52143-7 (800-1,200) – Lot 2123

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2124

SIGNED PAIR OF BELL METAL AND IRON LEMON-TOP ANDIRONS TOGETHER WITH TWO FIREPLACE TOOLS.

Early 19th century, Boston, MA. Branded “I:CLARK”, the mark of John Clark. The textured and belted lemon finials on columnar shafts, round plinths, spurred cabriole legs with slipper feet, and conforming log stops. Together with a pair of tongs and shovel with knopped acorn finials. SIZE: 16-3/4″ h x 21-1/2″l. Tools: 29″ and 30″ l. CONDITION: Brass burnished. Dogs structurally sound. Minor pitting from in use wear, otherwise very good. 52132-2 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2124

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2125

FINE AND RARE BOSTON QUEEN ANNE EASY CHAIR.

Mid 18th century, Massachusetts. The raked back with ovoid crest adjoining serpentine wings with rolled outswept arms centering the upholstered trapezoidal seat fitted with a custom cushion. Raised on frontal cabriole legs with shaped returns, the rear legs backswept all joined by block, ring and reel turned side stretchers. The front and rear stretchers swelled with arrow ends. Front legs, side and medial stretchers comprised of walnut. Rear legs and rear stretcher of maple. REF: New England Furniture, The Colonial Era by Brock Jobe and Myrna Kaye, see pg 362 – 364, figure 101, for a nearly identical example. SIZE: 45-1/2″ h (back) x 15″ h (seat) x 35″ w (overall) x 32″ d (approximately). CONDITION: Chair retains original surface now with rich dark color. The rich pink velvet upholstery in serviceable condition including down filled seat cushion. Very good overall. 51859-3 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 2125

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2126

FINE CHIPPENDALE WALNUT AND MAHOGANY MASSACHUSETTS CANDLESTAND.

Attributed to the shop of Joseph and John Short, Newburyport, Massachusetts. 1750 – 1820. The shaped walnut top with molded edge above the ring-and vase-turned cylindrical mahogany pedestal raised on arched cabriole leg tripod base terminating in elongated delicate bird’s feet with conforming shaped platforms. SIZE: 27-1/2″ h x 17-1/2″ x x 17-1/4″ l. CONDITION: Candlestand with old well maintained surface, top with light ring water stains. Base with old repair at juncture of one leg and early sheet iron triangular plate affixed to legs beneath base. A second professional repair to pedestal at juncture of adjacent leg now stabilized and well blended. Otherwise structurally good. Candlestand with pleasing proportions. 52235-17 (1,600-2,400) – Lot 2126

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2127

SMALL GAMECOCK WEATHERVANE.

Last quarter 19th century. Typical form of a strutting rooster with cast iron legs. Accompanied by a stand. SIZE: 14″ l x 18″ h. CONDITION: Re-gilt surface, minor losses to comb on head. 51971-7 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2127

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2128

RARE AND FINE ISFAHAN PRAYER RUG, SOUTH CENTRAL PERSIA.

Second quarter 20th century. The central ivory medallion with dense polychrome vinery set within a wine red field with dense floral vinery all beneath a mihrab set within cafe au Lait spandrels wrought with dense vinery all within an ivory main border with a row of shaped cartouche each with a scenic design including a pair of exotic birds, antelopes, aquatic landscape with garden and veranda and floral bouquets. *NOTE* Knot count is approximately 575 per square inch (24 x 24). SIZE: 5′ x 7′ 3″. PROVENANCE: From a private single owner estate of Maine, USA and Paris, France. CONDITION: The rug is in very fine condition, fitted with a display rod. It has been hung in a darkened room for at least the last 50 years and to our knowledge has never been on the floor. 51977-2 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 2128

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2129

RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL.

Third quarter 19th century. Of typical form with cast metal head. Accompanied by stand. SIZE: 28″ l x 17″ h. CONDITION: Bullet hole repairs with paint touch up. 51971-1 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2129

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2130

CHIPPENDALE MAPLE CHEST-ON-CHEST.

Last quarter 18th century, New England. In two parts, rectangular dovetail upper case with cove molded cornice over four graduated thumb molded long drawers fitted to molded lower case of four graduated drawers with thumbmolded edges on molded base raised on bracket feet with dramatic shaped double returns matching central drop pendant. Chest on chest with original brasses. SIZE: 75-1/2″ h x 36″ case w x 38-1/2″ overall w x 19″ d. CONDITION: Old surface professionally cleaned and polished with wonderful mellow light honey brown color and good patina with original cornice and feet. Wide backboard original. Very good overall. 52135-3 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2130

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2131

RARE ANTIQUE TURKISH PRAYER RUG.

Mid 19th century, Turkey. The central Mihrab of classical design with a deep indigo ground densely filled with rows of crimson and ivory stylized crosses, the angular arch with pale rose red field and geometric flower heads within a dog tooth and serrated border flanked on all sides by a double row of tarantula like geometric forms in reds and indigos additionally decorated with polychrome centipede like figures all on an ivory ground within a red and white checkerboard guard border. SIZE: 2’11” w x 3’8″ l. PROVENANCE: From the estate of Katharine H. Ayer, Bray House, Kittery Point, Maine. CONDITION: With heavy in-use wear. Patterns remain distinct and vibrant, salvage and fringe ends with wear, losses and tears, most notably at lower end of rug and proper right lower corner. We feel this fine example is well worthy of restoration. 52233-4 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2131

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2132

FINE SEMI-ANTIQUE KILIM, CENTRAL TURKEY.

Last quarter 19th century. The rug of soumak weave with extremely dense rows of Mihrabs within a red and ivory striped main border within stylized guard borders of floral vinery. Each end with knotted tassels. SIZE: 4′ 1″ x 6′ 4-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From the estate of Mildred C. Wasson, Bray House, Kittery Point, Maine. CONDITION: Very good, never having been used on the floor during its lifetime of ownership. Retains a smooth feel, threads remain lustrous. Rug exhibits no creasing, minor curl at corners. 52233-5 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2132

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2133

EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE MASSACHUSETTS QUEEN ANNE TRANSITIONAL WALNUT BALL AND CLAW FOOT CORNER CHAIR.

Second quarter 18th century, Massachusetts. The pillow stepped cresting continuing to in-curved chamfered arms with scrolled grips above two inverted urn splats alternating with ring and baluster-turned supports centering an insert seat frame with exaggerated bow front. The conforming seat rail with shaped apron of pin and tenon construction raised on four cabriole legs each terminating in boldly carved talon and ball feet all joined by blocked baluster and ring-turned X-stretcher. SIZE: 31-3/4″ x 28″ w. Seat: 16-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: This chair originated with the Simon Lamprell family of Marblehead, by descent through Nicholas Lamprell 1779-1812. It has remained within the family until this time. A painting now located at the historical society of Marblehead, by J.O.J. Frost, depicts the original Lamprell home on Lee Street. The chair is believed to have been acquired by the Lamprell family from the King Hooper House, Marblehead. CONDITION: Very good to excellent, the chair in original untouched condition, surfaces undisturbed with fine patina, seat frame original. 52233-8 (12,000-18,000) – Lot 2133

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2134
Revised: 8/17/2017

Please Note: There is a typographical error. The weathervane is 20th Century.

EARLY AMERICAN BANNER WEATHERVANE.

Late 18th century, New England. In the manner of Shem Drowne. This good rare example with heavy gauge zinc arrow continuing to C-scrolled elements riveted to two heavy gauge banner form sheets of copper with honest verdigris. The weathervane mounted on a heavy iron post surmounted by copper ball with mid-molding. Accompanied museum stand. SIZE: Height with stand: 31″ x 36″ l. CONDITION: The weathervane hand cut, shaped and assembled. Original rivets remain in banner section joining the three parts together. Arrow with slight and minimal bow. Very good overall. 52163-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2134

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2135

ANTIQUE KAZAK RUG TOGETHER WITH A KARACHOPH PRAYER RUG, CENTRAL CAUCASUS.

Second half 19th century. 1) With two madder red geometric crosses centering an ivory square medallion with dog tooth and crenelated border flanked by an arrangement of human forms, horses, and crab devices on a blue/black ground. The lower quarter of the inner panel with an arrangement of pale indigo squares woven with geometric devices of unusual form all within polychrome zig-zag borders. 2) Three aligned diamond polychrome medallions with geometric multiple borders in a medium indigo field comprising the Mihrab having dense geometric design. All within a main ivory border with candlesticks within polychrome diagonal trelliswork within dog tooth guard borders. SIZE: 1) 3′ 5″ x 6′ 1-1/2″. 2) 3′ 5″ x 6′ 4-1/2″. PROVENANCE: From the estate of Mildred C. Wasson, Bray House, Kittery Point, Maine. CONDITION: 1) with overall significant wear commensurate with age, loss of fringe, some creasing and curled corners. 2) With overall even moderate wear commensurate with age, small areas of foundation visible, loss of fringe at ends into outer guard border, otherwise good. 52233-6 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2135

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2136

PERIOD QUEEN ANNE WALNUT CHEST ON FRAME.

New England, early to mid 18th century, probably Massachusetts. The rectangular dovetailed case with applied molded cornice fitted with a fan carved central deep drawer flanked by a bank of two short drawers over four long graduated drawers, all with thumbmolded edges and retaining original brass hardware. The case fitted within a molded frame with fan carved and scalloped apron raised on cabriole legs with shaped returns on platform pad feet. SIZE: 57-1/2″ h x 39-1/2″ overall w, 36″ case w x 18″ d. CONDITION: Stripped and refinished with original hardware as stated and with later carving. Right rear return facing missing. 52380-41 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2136

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2137

WILLIAM PIERCE STUBBS (American, 1842-1909) PORTRAIT OF THE FOUR-MAST SCHOONER “LUCY N. RUSSELL”.

Oil on canvas scene shows a four-mast black-hulled ship in full sail sailing right to left in wavy blueish/green water with white tipped waves. Five flags, including the American Flag fly off each mast. Seven figures are on board. All seen under a blue & white cloud sky. The name emblazoned on the stern and a low land mass is seen in background. Signed lower left “W.P. Stubbs 87″. Housed in a gilt wood double liner missing its outside frame (with losses). SIZE: 26″ x 42″. Overall: 31″ x 47”. CONDITION: Lined on new stretcher, the surface shows all over craquelure which is raised causing a wrinkling effect to the canvas, restored showing areas of inpaint & restoration. Some surface abrasions. Chip losses mostly to left side. 52098-2 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2137

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2138

RARE AND FINE PAIR OF MIRRORED SCONCES OR CANDLE REFLECTORS.

18th century, New England. Each silvered mirror plate etched with a basket or urn filled floral arrangement, the urn with drapery. Mounted on conforming shaped pewter backs attached to hollow rolled sheet iron rods inserted into velvet hardwood block stands. *NOTE* This pair was previously offered at the Mary Thornton Auction held by Garth’s Auctioneer’s and Appraiser’s, January 9th/10th, 1976. SIZE: Mirror 10-3/4″ h x 6-1/2″ w. Overall 13-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Each mirror with a diagonal hairline crack in glass that is stable. Pewter backings with fine patina, velvet covering of stands worn, otherwise very good. 51859-5 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2138

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2139

OUTSTANDING MASSACHUSETTS WILLIAM AND MARY INLAID WALNUT SLANT LID DESK.

2nd quarter 18th century, Boston. The rectangular case with hinged sloping walnut lid with two mariners compass inlays, each within string inlaid borders, resting on lopers. The interior with a row of pigeonholes above a row of document drawers centering a concave bank of four drawers, the upper most with fan inlay flanked by letter slides with engaged half column facings. All above four graduated string inlaid long drawers with cockbeaded edges on a molded plinth raised on ball feet. SIZE: 41″ h x 35-1/4″ w x 19-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Desk lid with two butterfly cleat repairs to stabilize shrinkage crack on lid. Case front writing surface with old repair in area of hinges. Backboards original. Feet appear original. Desk has been professionally re-polished with cosmetic string inlay repairs minor in nature. Now with good natural color. Brasses are suitable replacements to original. Generally good. 52235-12 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2139

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2140

PERIOD QUEEN ANNE DROP LEAF DINING TABLE.

Square leaves with swing legs. Four well carved cabriole legs and carved skirt. Branded on inside of table support “DHS”. SIZE: 27-1/2″ h x 18″ closed x 48″ open x 42″ d. CONDITION: Restoration to legs, otherwise good. 52380-31 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2140

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2141

ANTIQUE SERAPI CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA.

Late 19th century. This fine carpet with overall saz leaf and floral geometric polychrome design on a madder red field within a bold turquoise main border woven with fanciful geometric scrolling vinery alternating with polychrome flower heads and three human figures within flanked by olive and rose red guard borders. SIZE: 11′ x 15′ 1″. CONDITION: Even wear throughout commensurate with age, foundation visible throughout but not severe, loss of fringe at both ends, vibrant yet soft color throughout. Rug remains quite supple. 51911-46 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2141

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2142

EXTREMELY RARE MASSACHUSETTS QUEEN ANNE MAHOGANY POLE SCREEN WITH CANDLE SHELF.

Mid 18th century, Boston. The figured mahogany panel with accentuated bowed crest and with notched ogival corners mounted with a candle shelf with matching grain and with canted corners and molded edge, joined to, and sliding on the pole with turned knop finial. The pole joined to a classical form ring turned standard with urn form base. Raised on delicate arching cabriole leg tripod base, each leg spurred at junction of leg to pedestal. The legs ending in pronounced angular platform pad feet. SIZE: Pole 60-1/2″ h. Screen 19″ h x 13-1/4″ w. Shelf 5″ d x 9-3/4″ W. CONDITION: Pole screen retains original surface now a dark chocolate brown color. The brass adjustable fasteners may be later replacements in Victorian era. The upper turned element of the pedestal beneath the pole has an old stabilization repair of a stress crack and is now secured with a screw. There appear to be no repairs or restoration to the legs or to the base of the pedestal. Overall very good. 52308-17 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2142

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2143

SOLON FRANCIS MONTECELLO BADGER (American, 1873-1919) PORTRAIT OF THE SCHOONER “DAISY FARLIN”.

Oil on canvas nautical scene shows the three-mast schooner “Daisy Farlin” sailing right to left in a blue & green wavy sea. Four flags fly off the masts including the American flag off the back. Four figures can be seen on board with land & lighthouse in the background, all under blue & white cloud skies. Housed in an antique wood frame. Signed lower left “SFM Badger”. SIZE: 19″ x 30″ Overall: 22-3/4″ x 33-3/4″. CONDITION: Lined, inpainting mostly to left edge, very good. 52380-42 (9,000-12,000) – Lot 2143

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2144

“AMERICAN GIRL” LARGE HORSE AND SULKY MOLDED COPPER WEATHERVANE.

Last quarter 19th century, attributed to Fiske & Co., New York. This fine example with cast zinc head on horse and cast head and boots on jockey. The sulky with wire wheels and seat platform. The whole in a pleasing and undisturbed verdigris surface. Now offered with museum stand. SIZE: 23-1/2″ h x 45-1/2″ l. CONDITION: One bullet hole in back of left shoulder of jockey, some minor repair to reins & spokes. Very fine overall condition with very good to excellent surface. 51903-1 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2144

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2145

FINE PAIR OF BALLROOM SCONCES.

Late 18th early 19th century, America. These rolled sheet iron examples with concave back plates each pierced with a hanging hole joined to a rolled edge down-swept fluted candle arm each with crimped drip pans and folded rim seamed candlecups. Each candle arm with crimped edge brace. SIZE: 14″ h x 9-1/2″ w. CONDITION: With fine dark patina showing remnant of original “tinned” surface. One solder seam detached at rear of horizontal candle arm brace, otherwise very good untouched condition. 51859-32 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2145

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2146

PENNSYLVANIA CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE.

Last quarter 18th century, probably Philadelphia, PA. The rectangular top with hinged conforming leaves above the base fitted with a single thumb-molded drawer with white cedar secondary and opposing plain apron raised on square chamfered legs with Marlborough feet joined by an X-form rectangular stretcher. SIZE: 28-1/4″ h x 31″ l x 20″ w. Open: 41″ x 31″ open. CONDITION: Table with original brass and with undisturbed surface and mellow patina. 52335-3 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2146

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2147

LARGE RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL.

Third quarter of the 19th Century. Horse in full stride with regilded surface. Accompanied by a stand. SIZE: 42″ l; Overall 25″ h. CONDITION: Minor body dents, small solder separation to top of tail. 51970-1 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2147

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2148

FINE DIMINUTIVE FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY SERVER.

Circa 1810, Massachusetts. The square table with elliptic front and half-elliptic ends fashioned from a single board above the conforming apron fitted with a single drawer mounted with original molded brass handles. The front with double string inlay beneath an elongated diamond escutcheon. The interior fitted with compartments. The side panels of figural mahogany each bordered with double string inlay. Raised on delicate tapering square legs, string inlaid with cross-banded cuffs. The server with professional French polished surface. SIZE: 34-3/4″ h x 36″ w x 17-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Very fine and original with no restoration or blemishes. 52132-3 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2148

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2149

HARRIS & CO., SIGNED COPPER COW WEATHERVANE.

Last quarter 19th century, A.J. Harris & Co., Boston. This full bodied example with cast-metal horns and ears. Clearly stamped A.J. Harris & Co., at the mid-point of proper right side. Now offered with a museum stand. SIZE: 23-1/2″ h x 34″ l. CONDITION: Open seam separation along back and on lower chest. Tips of horns slightly bent inward otherwise very good with fine verdigris surface. 51903-3 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2149

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2150

IMPORTANT PILGRIM CENTURY OAK SIX BOARD CHEST.

18th century, Massachusetts, probably South Shore. The rectangular two board top hinged on heart shaped wrought-iron strap hinges opening to a well. The case sides each of two board construction, joined to quarter round heavy styles. The two board back rough hewn. The styles continuing to feet above the step molded apron. SIZE: 25″ h x 40″ l x 20-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Chest retains original or early surface well weathered, remains structurally intact, normal and expected board separation at seams. Proper right rear corner shrinkage split from edge to hinge. Good overall. 52235-18 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2150

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2151

EARLY AMERICAN SHOEFOOT HUTCH TABLE IN SALMON PAINT.

Late 18th early 19th century, New England. The rectangular three board top with rounded corners hinged to the chair base by wooden belaying pins passing through the horizontal arms with rolled grips centering single plank seat with pinned molded edge flanked by plank supports with crescent ends at arms and shoefoot base. SIZE: 52″ h (open) x 53″ w x 23-1/2″ d. 27-1/2″ h (table top) x 53″ l x 42″ w. CONDITION: The whole in structurally good condition with a good amount of salmon paint present. Hutch table with normal and expected in-use wear. No known restoration. 52308-16 (3,200-4,000) – Lot 2151

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2152

FABULOUS GIRL & HER DOG PAINTED FIRE BOARD.

This mid to early 19th Century American fire board shows a young girl with curly blonde hair resting beside her faithful black dog. She holds the ribbons of a straw hat filled with flowers. A landscape with gardens & a neoclassical garden structure are seen behind. The single board has breadboard ends. SIZE: 24-1/4″ x 36″. CONDITION: Recently cleaned, very good having very minor spot touch up. 52389-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2152

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2153

RARE QUEEN ANNE ADJUSTABLE TWO LIGHT CANDLESTAND.

Mid 18th century, Massachusetts. This unusual design with threaded post surmounted by an acorn finial with a spool-turned and blocked double candle arm above a cylindrical top with incised concentric circles above the baluster turned pedestal joined to a heavy circular disk base raised on swelled out-swept tripod leg base terminating in pointed pad feet. The whole now in black crusty paint over original red wash. SIZE: 44-3/4″ h x 14″ diameter. CONDITION: Candlestand top has been somewhat scrubbed and cleaned. Candle arm and top swivel freely on turned post. Minor checking to legs at bend of ankle, otherwise very good. 52236-10 (1,800-2,400) – Lot 2153

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2154

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

Late 19th/early 20th Century. Molded copper with cast zinc arrow head. Accompanied by a museum stand. SIZE: 51″ h x 41″ l. CONDITION: Old regilded surface with traces or verdigris. Minor dents, minor, old solder repairs, otherwise very good condition. 51335-3 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2154

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2155

RARE RED DECORATED CHINESE COURTING MIRROR.

Mid 18th century, China. The rectangular mirror plate within a pine molded surround, framed by rare red glass eglomise panels. Floral decorated overall in shades of gold, blue and green paint. A mirror plate within the arch, the frame with conforming pine molded edge. Reference: The Pine Furniture of New England by Kettell, pp. 191-2. Also, The Furniture Treasure by Nutting, see plates 3148-3151. SIZE: 16″ x 12-1/4″. CONDITION: Mirror retains original iron hanger, backboard and nailing. Also mounted with added hanging wire. Scattered minor paint losses to eglomise panels. Mirror plates original. Very good untouched condition. 51859-33 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2155

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2156

EXCEPTIONAL AMERICAN GRAIN PAINTED MIRROR FRAME.

2nd quarter 19th century, New England. The rectangular mirror plate within a stepped bolection molded frame exhibiting strong and original simulated tiger maple graining. SIZE: 40-1/2″ h x 27-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Original mirror plate now blued and with normal and expected deterioration of silver backing. The outer edges with normal and expected abrasion, main body of frame remains in very good untouched condition. 52235-8 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2156

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2157

GRAPHIC PAINT DECORATED EARLY AMERICAN BLANKET CHEST.

Pennsylvania, late first quarter 19th century. The rectangular case with hinged lid applied with carved moldings opening to an interior fitted with a walnut and poplar till with hinged lid. Conforming rectangular dovetail pine case with molded base raised on short swelled legs on compressed turnip feet. The chest sponge-decorated overall with elaborate whimsical freehand patterns in shades of yellow and umber. SIZE: 22-3/4″ h x 42″ w x 21″ d. CONDITION: Decorated surfaces now dry and finely alligatored. All surfaces original as are iron hinges. Mortised turnip and ball feet. The whole in very fine to excellent original condition. 51859-34 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2157

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2158

RARE SHOEFOOT LIGHTING STAND WITH T-BASE.

Late 17th/early 18th century, New England. The unusual bold T-shaped arched base with chamfered edges and mortise and tenon pegged joinery fitted with a hickory sausage turned standard adjoining a double socket candle arm affixed with a pine height adjusting wedge. The candle arm fitted with rolled sheet iron slotted candle cups, one inserted deeper into its socket than the other. SIZE: 54-1/2″ h x 12″ x 13-1/2″ l. CONDITION: The oak, maple, and hickory example with untouched “attic” surfaces and with fine mellow patina, early wax residue evident around candle cups and base, small early chip loss bottom edge of shoefoot, otherwise in fine untouched original condition. 51859-42 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2158

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2159

RARE NEW YORK CITY SACK-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR.

Late 18th century, New York. The bow-back joined to nine spindles continuing through the medial rail, the arms with shaped paddle grips, the bow with tenoned “shoe ends”, the supports vase, ring and reel turned centering the carved saddle seat raised on vase, ring and reel turned splayed legs joined by bulbous H-form stretcher. The chair in old green paint of 19th century origin now dry and crusty. Reference: The Windsor Style in America Volume 2 by Santore, see plate 88 page 101 for a similar example. SIZE: 36″ h x 29-1/2″ w. Seat: 17″ h. CONDITION: With minor abrasions overall and with minor surface seat splits, otherwise very good with normal and expected abrasion to front of seat. 51859-28 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2159

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2160

EARLY AMERICAN PINE AND MAPLE TAVERN TABLE.

2nd quarter 18th century, New England or possibly Pennsylvania. The two board scrubbed pine top projecting above the conforming rectangular splayed maple apron. Raised on splayed tapering ring-turned cylindrical legs terminating in elongated onion feet. The table with early dry Windsor Green paint over original red. SIZE: 27″ h x 24″ w x 28-3/4″ l. CONDITION: Table with minor abrasions, scrub top with seam split stabilized with inserted wafer. Otherwise in very good to excellent untouched condition. 51859-14 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2160

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2161

RARE LARGE CHALKWARE SEATED CAT.

19th century, American. Seated striped black and white cat with red ribbon collar on round plinth staring intently with yellow brown eyes. To find an example of this size in original condition is unusual SIZE: 15-3/4″ h CONDITION: Surface with normal and expected wear and light soiling. Abrasions throughout. Intact and structurally sound. Good to very good. 52012-5 (5,000-6,000) – Lot 2161

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2162

PRIOR HAMBLIN SCHOOL (American, Mid 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A BOY WITH WHIP.

Oil on board depicts a half portrait of a young boy holding a whip. He wears a blue dress against a dark background. He has long straight blonde hair with blue eyes. Housed in a period grain painted ogee type frame with great surface. SIZE: 13-1/2″ x 10″. Overall: 18″ x 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good with some light touch up, fine craquelure. 52058-1 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2162

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2163
Revised: 8/11/2017

Please Note: The size is 30″ h x 20-1/2″ d x 24-1/4″ w.

EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE SHERATON MAINE PAINTED ONE DRAWER STAND.

Second quarter 19th century, probably Paris, ME. The rectangular top with pronounced turret corners above the conforming frieze fitted with a single cedar drawer with tapering ring turned cylindrical legs headed by noteworthy turned pilasters with twelve suppressed disc turnings. The table terminating in turnip feet. The stand with exceptional simulated rosewood graining within green and mustard yellow lined borders. The side panels decorated with a single strawberry, the drawer front with a strawberry filled basket. NOTE: A select and small number of these stands have been discovered in recent years. Few retain an absolutely original untouched paint surface. This example is totally original with exceptionally bold and fine structural elements to which none can compare. REFERENCE: American Painted Furniture by Cynthia V.A. Schaffner and Susan Klein page 112 illustration 5.9 for a nearly identical example. This work table was also attributed to South Paris, ME. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent, as noted above. 52335-4 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2163

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2164

JOHN SAMUEL BLUNT (American, 1798-1835) PORTRAIT OF LEONA (OR LENORE) FISKE OF UPTON.

Fabulous oil on canvas half portrait of a young woman in blue dress with white lace collar, red neck tie. She wears a full ensemble of gold jewelry including earrings, necklace, brooch, two rings, cuff, belt buckle and watch & chain. She sits in a Empire style red upholstered sofa and over her shoulder is a woodland scene. Her hair is in long curls with a hair comb. Housed in an ogee mahogany frame. On verso of canvas is written in pencil “Lenore Fiske of Upton”. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. Overall: 35-1/2″ x 30-1/2″. CONDITION: Strip lined to reinforce tack area, original canvas, stable craquelure, very good. 52335-2 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2164

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2165

GOOD PAIR OF NEW YORK CITY CONTINUOUS ARM WINDSOR CHAIRS.

Last quarter 18th century. Each comprised of oak, hickory, maple and poplar woods. The chairs each of superb form with nine spindle backs joined to molded crest rail continuing to upswept arms with out turned paddle grips on raked and bulbous vase, ring and reel supports centering sharply chamfered shield form seats raised on splayed bulbous ring turned legs joined by ring, reel and vase turned bulbous H form stretcher base. SIZE: 1) 37″ h at back. 17-1/2″ h of seat. Overall w 20-1/2″. 2)36-3/4″ h at back. 18″ h of seat. Overall w 22″. CONDITION: With old refinished surfaces now with mellow brown patina. Small vestiges of red over original green paint can be seen beneath the chair. One chair with old tight surface fissures. Otherwise in fine original condition. 51859-41 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2165

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2166

FINE WILLIAM AND MARY MAPLE AND PINE TAVERN TABLE.

First quarter 18th century, New England. The oval scrubbed pine top retaining four original pegs with chamfered edge and medial cleat projecting above a canted pine frieze raised on baluster ring-turned and blocked legs raised on elongated turnip feet joined by a tiger maple box stretcher base. SIZE: 26″ h x 31-1/2″ l x 24-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Base with old varnish stained surface with rich mellow patina, two small early peg plugs of unknown purpose centrally located underside of one long stretcher. Underside of top and interior of apron with evidence of early black paint, table with normal and expected abrasions from in-use wear. Overall in very fine condition. 51859-38 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2166

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2167

EXCEPTIONAL PAINTED WOOD AND IRON CHANDELIER.

First half 18th century, New England. The vigorously turned ball-ring-and reel-standard mounted with twelve S-curved candle arms, graduated in length, each with joining inverted mushroom cap drip pans and slotted black painted candle cups. The whole in original dry crusty green paint. Chandelier retains original forged iron hanging chain with dark oxidized surface. SIZE: 17-1/2″ h of chandelier. 2-1/2″ long S-hook. 16″ d overall. CONDITION: Chandelier with minor age appropriate paint wear and with two short age splits at juncture of candle arm. Surfaces with dusty soiling from long term storage. In very fine untouched condition. 51859-8 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2167

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2169

RARE PILGRIM CENTURY X-BASE ADJUSTABLE CANDLESTAND.

Late 17th/ early 18th century, New England. The octagonal top on a rectangular trammel cut post adjusting on a wood ratchet joined to a frame with horizontal cross bar joined to rectangular supports mounted to an X-form base. This pine and ash example of pegged mortise and tenon joinery throughout. Pivoting ratchet pin of ash, all other elements pine. REFERENCE: The Pine Furniture of Early New England by Kettell, see page 140 for nearly identical example. SIZE: 36″ h x 15″ square. CONDITION: Candlestand retains original dry thin brown stain with minor abrasion to top end of one foot, small nail added at ratchet pivot, rose head nail underside of base, overall in very fine untouched condition. 51859-25 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2169

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2170

ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP ANNIE H. SMITH.

The oil on board scene shows the three mast ship sailing right to left in full sail in white tipped green ocean. A turquoise blue sky. The name of the ship emblazoned on the bow and stern. Signed lower right “Antonio Jacobsen 1917”. Pencil inscription on reverse “California Clipper”. Housed in a molded oak frame. NOTE: According to Antonio Jacobsen The Checklist on pages 32/33 the Annie H. Smith is mentioned twice as a sketch and larger finished oil dated 1915 and 1916. The ship flew the American flag was built in 1876 by Nickerson & Rideout in Calais, ME. The owner was F.H. Smith and it’s home port was New York. SIZE: 12″ x 19-3/4″. Overall: 15-1/4″ x 23-1/4″. CONDITION: Inpainting to all the sky, some fly specks, otherwise good. 52099-52 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2170

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2171

ANTONIO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) THREE MASTED SCHOONER IN FULL SAIL.

Oil on canvas depicting an American three-mast black hulled ship sailing left to right in full sail flaying American flag through choppy seas under a pink hued, white cloud & blue sky. Housed in a contemporary antique style gilt wood frame with gilt liner. Signed “Antonio Jacobsen 1918″lower right. SIZE: 8″ x 30”. Overall: 25″ x 37″. CONDITION: Very good, lined, restored with some inpainting, mostly along the top edge. 52098-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2171

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2172

LARGE ETHAN ALLEN RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL.

Third quarter 19th century. Of typical form with cast metal head. Accompanied by stand. SIZE: 41″ l. Overall: 24″ h. CONDITION: Old in use regilt surface, numerous dents to body by old solder repairs. Tip of tail re-attached. 51971-4 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2172

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2173

LARGE EARLY AMERICAN PINE HARVEST TABLE.

Second quarter 19th century, New England. The wide single board top with hinged rectangular leaves projecting above the conforming apron fitted with a single drawer at one end raised on turned cylindrical legs with ring-turned cuffs. The whole in old natural surface. SIZE: 28″ h x 84-1/2″ l x 19″ w. Open: 37″ w. PROVENANCE: Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, CT. CONDITION: With rich color and good patina, retains original dovetailed drawer with original knob. No damage or restoration noted, very good overall. 52235-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2173

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2174

BELL METAL POSNET.

18th century. The bowl with everted lip raised on three legs of typical form. The handle engraved “LOVE THY xxxxBOR”. *NOTE* Previously sold at Sotheby’s Auction House, May 22nd, 2002, lot #236. Ex-Sherwood collection. With label on bottom of posnet. SIZE: 5″ h x 12-1/2″ l x 5-1/4″ diameter. PROVENANCE: Sotheby’s, May 22nd, 2002, lot #236. CONDITION: Very good original condition. With undisturbed surface and soft bronze patina. 52232-8 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2174

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2175

EARLY AMERICAN PINE TAVERN TABLE IN RED PAINT.

The rectangular single plank top with breadboard ends projecting above the conforming apron fitted with a single long drawer. Raised on baluster blocked and ring turned legs terminating in suppressed ball feet, joined by a rectangular box stretcher. SIZE: 26-1/2″ h x 40-1/2″ l x 26-1/2″ w. CONDITION: With old if not original surface. Top does not appear to have been re-set. Drawer retains original mushroom knob. Feet may be replacements. Structurally very good. Top with old stable shrinkage cracks, with good patina and color. 52236-5 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2175

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2176

FIGHTING COCK WEATHERVANE.

Third quarter 19th century. Of typical gamecock form. Accompanied by stand. SIZE: 19″ h x 16″ w. CONDITION: Significant wear to vertical rod, regilt surface, minor BB dings on body 51859-39 (4,500-5,500) – Lot 2176

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2177

EARLY CROWN SIX ARM CHANDELIER.

Late 18th early 19th century. The unusual form comprised of rolled sheet iron, pig-tail ended forged iron hanging rod joined to the pierced ribbed circular ring with folded edge above an inverted splayed cap and collar joined to three tapered fluted down-swept arms. The arms joined to the circular rim to which is affixed six up-swept candle arms, each mounted with a drip pan of piecrust design centering a slotted candle cup with folded rim. Each candle arm terminating in a folded down-swept terminus. SIZE: Overall 19″ h x 24″ dia. CONDITION: With fine dark lightly oxidized surface with remnants of white paint and old wax residue. Minor denting to drip pans and to upper hanging ring and collar. *NOTE* each drip pan with small hole extending through its arm and with matching hole at bottom of each down-swept arm. Purpose unknown. Very good condition overall. 51859-37 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2177

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2178

SEMI-ANTIQUE SAROUK MIRROR SCENIC PRAYER RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA.

Last quarter 19th century. This exemplary example depicting a noble couple in a floral setting with dense polychrome floral trees and vinery throughout all on a plum ground. The upper vignette portrays two servants sitting cross legged, each holding a young goat, beneath a weeping willow flanked by conifers and flowering shrubs. There is a panel of calligraphy above each figure. Beneath this are pairs of wild animals including lions, hares, camels, and exotic birds. The lower vignette depicts the mirror image with a royal or noble couple centered by a large ornate floral filled urn above a final row of floral sprays and stylized shrubbery. There is a presence of tone on tone calligraphy adjacent to the royal figures. The total central scenic panel has the overall appearance of a prayer rug resulting from the scrolling shape of the panel border in the upper half framed by floral spandrels each featuring a peacock. The whole within a floral main border alternating with a dense foliate design functioning as the field flanked by two similarly designed ivory guard borders all with coffee ground and indigo borders. SIZE: 4′ 1″ x 6′ 6″. CONDITION: Very good overall with minimal wear; the result of being mounted on a wall for the greatest part of it’s life. Colors remain rich yet slightly muted, the tightly woven rug remains supple, the four corners experience slight curling, the fringe is absent both ends. 51899-5 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2178

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2179

GEORGIAN ELM CURVED SETTLE.

Late 18th early 19th century, England. Curved planked back with ogival ends and up-swept hand grips centering a conforming in-curved seat fitted with cushion and with conforming apron. Paneled sides continuing to supports. SIZE: 58-1/2″ h x 44″ w x 20″ d. CONDITION: Re-polished. Structurally very good. 52236-6 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2179

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2180

RARE AND FINE WILLIAM & MARY WAINSCOT CARVED OAK TRAY TOP TEA TABLE.

1st half 18th century, England. The two board rectangular top with applied molded edge projecting above the delicately scalloped apron, raised on blocked ring-and baluster-turned delicately splayed legs joined by rectangular box stretcher terminating in baluster-and ball-turned feet. *NOTE* The consignor brought this table to Alan Miller for his inspection and analysis who felt that this was an extremely rare English table, completely carved and assembled of Wainscot lumber. The legs and stretchers made from the thickest timber available. During the 17th and 18th century this very rare and desirable white oak was harvested by the Germans in the Black Forest. The lumber was shipped to England and Holland where it was sold at the docks to cabinet shops and lumber merchants. In England the most common use was in the manufacture of Wainscot chairs. Other use of this Wainscot lumber in other furniture is extremely rare making this table a rare and desirable item. SIZE: 25-1/4″ h x 22″ l x 17-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Very fine original condition with old undisturbed surface and patina. 52235-13 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2180

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2181

ANTIQUE FERRAGHAN SAROUK RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA.

Late 19th/early 20th century. The central blue/black poled medallion with jade green border and dense polychrome floral trelliswork within an ivory field with floral vinery within brick red spandrels. The whole within a midnight blue main border of scrolling trelliswork amidst flowering vines within brick red floral guard borders. SIZE: 4′ 4″ x 6′ 6″. CONDITION: Good with overall even wear with some spot wear to foundation, loss to fringe at one end. 51911-24 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2181

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2182

WILLIAM AND MARY CARVED OAK BIBLE BOX ON STAND.

Late 17th century, England. This fine rectangular box with hinged writing slope lid opening to a storage well with till fitted with wrought-iron hinges, lock plate and cover. Set within a table base with molded edge above a single door with arched arcaded apron with ball pendant finials raised on block and baluster turned legs joined by rectangular box stretcher on suppressed ball feet. SIZE: 33-1/2″ h x 24″ w x 19-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Hampshire home. CONDITION: Lid with old splint repair of shrinkage crack now stable, surfaces otherwise undisturbed and original with normal and expected age related use and wear. Very good overall. 52210-3 (700-900) – Lot 2182

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2183

TEKKE ORIENTAL RUG, WEST TURKMENISTAN.

Last quarter 19th century. This fine example with four rows of ten Tekke guls on a dark terracotta ground alternating with rows of indigo and blue/black tarantula designs within an intricate main border of vibrant gul panels with tarantula, candlestick and other geometric designs within arrow dividing guard borders. The ends of typical indigo striped design on a wine red ground. SIZE: 6′ 9″ x 9′ 6″. CONDITION: Very fine condition, with rich hues of wine red, indigo, and cream. Rug remains intact with strong palette and is very supple. 51899-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2183

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2184

GEORGE III OAK WELSH DRESSER.

Last quarter 18th century, England. In two parts, the bookcase top with molded cornice above a plain frieze fitted with three shelves, each with molded facing. Resting on a shoe foot joined to a rectangular base with three aligned drawers above a bank of three short drawers flanked by a pair of cupboard doors with astral panels above the plain apron and square legs. The case sides each with two molded panels. SIZE: 77-1/2″ h x 56″ w x 20-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Cupboard retains old surface. Light staining on top with old shrinkage at seam. Now a dark tea brown color. Good overall. 51911-20 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2184

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2185

MOLDED COPPER ROOSTER WEATHERVANE.

Last quarter 19th century, attributed to Fiske & Co., New York. This nice full body example with sheet copper comb, wattle and feathered tail and with cast legs. Now mounted on museum stand. SIZE: 25″ h x 24″ l. CONDITION: Minor straight seam separations on throat and on horizontal rod, old bullet hole repairs and with bullet hole proper left side body, tip of tail with small bullet hole and tear at base of large tail feather minor in nature. Very good overall with fine surface. 51903-2 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2185

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2186

JACOBEAN CARVED OAK SLIPPER STOOL.

Late 17th/early 18th century, England. The molded hinged lid above the conforming case opening to a storage interior raised on baluster turned on block legs joined by a box stretcher terminating in suppressed ball feet. SIZE: 17-3/4″ h x 16-1/2″ l x 13-3/4″ w. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Hampshire home. CONDITION: Original surface with good patina, dark brown color, structurally sound, very good overall. 52210-4 (250-350) – Lot 2186

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2187

POINTING HAND WEATHERVANE.

Last quarter 19th century. Of typical form with cast lead hand. Not accompanied by stand. SIZE: 36″ l. Overall: 28″. CONDITION: Three bullet holes, old solder seam repairs, old weathered verdigris surface to copper 51970-8 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2187

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2188

UNUSUAL JACOBEAN OAK COURT CUPBOARD.

Late 17th or early 18th century, England. The rectangular top with sloping hinged lid opening to a well above the conforming case with molded frieze above a central paneled door opening to a storage area fitted with three original small shelves. The canted cupboard sides supported by swelled turned supports all above a central two paneled door in the case flanked by recessed molded panels above a reeded apron. The cupboard with quarter-sawn oak timber and with original untouched surface. SIZE: 50″ h x 48″ w x 16-3/4″ d. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Hampshire home. CONDITION: Very good overall with interior reinforcing strip beneath hinges of sloping lid. 52210-5 (700-900) – Lot 2188

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2189

RARE PAIR OF HERIZ RUGS, NORTHWEST PERSIA.

Second quarter 10th century. Each with three aligned geometric medallions. The central of tarantula form flanked by jade green medallions all on a madder red floral ground within a deep indigo guard border and midnight blue spandrels. The blue black main border with floral, lollipop, and saz leaf designs. SIZE: 1) 4′ 5″ x 6′ 1″. 2) 4′ 5″ x 6′ 2″. CONDITION: Very good, palette remains strong and vibrant, even wear throughout (one rug minimal, the other minimal to moderate), both with loss of fringe to ends. 52165-2 (800-1,200) – Lot 2189

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2190

ANTIQUE NORTHWEST PERSIAN RUNNER.

Early 20th century. Seven aligned polychrome geometric medallions in a blue/black field of polychrome floral design within a floral and saz leaf main border on a rose red ground within floral ivory guard borders. SIZE: 3′ 2″ x 14′ 2″. CONDITION: Rug retains strong and vibrant colors, even wear overall. Wear at center of rug showing foundation, loss to fringe at edges with some damage to selvage. 51911-64 (800-1,200) – Lot 2190

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2191
Revised: 8/3/2017

Please Note: The main image in the catalog is wrong, the frontice piece on the left side belongs to Lot 2194 NOT Lot 2191. Images have been corrected online.

BOOKS: SIX VOLUMES OF THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, BY GIBBON, LONDON 1777-89, AND ONE VOLUME OF THE HISTORY OF THE GRECIAN WAR (PELOPONNESIAN WARRE): IN EIGHT BOOKS WRITTEN BY THUCYDIDES, TRANSLATED BY THOMAS HOBBES, LONDON, 1656.

1-6) Leather bound, Volume 1 is the third edition 1777, Volume 2-3 1789, Volume 4-6 1788. Volume 2 has map of the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire. Volume 3 has a map of the Western part of the Roman Empire. 7) Title page with engraved illustration, map of ancient Greece included (small tear in margin), also an engraving titled “Platea”, also another fold out map “Antient Sicele”, also a fold out map of “Syracvse”. Page 227 is misnumbered (247). Rebound. Complete with 357 pages plus the table. SIZE: 1-6) 11-1/2″ x 9″. 7) 13″ x 8″. CONDITION: 1-6) Bindings intact with losses and imperfections. Interior very good with Library stamp to title pages. 7) Very good. 52075-1 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2191

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2192

BOOK: BIBLIA SACRA LATINA (TWO VOLUME GUTENBERG BIBLE FACSIMILE BOOK SET) BY ARNO WERNER BOOKBINDERS.

20th century, facsimile reprint of the two volume Gutenberg bible, copper square printing in full size color. Originally 1000 copies printed. Lithograph printing with bronze powered ink. Sewn on hand-twisted linen having birch boards with 23k gold embossing, bound in antique calf by Arno Werner bookbinders. The text being the same as the lost Gutenberg project. SIZE: 19″ h x 13″ w. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52296-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2192

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2193

BOOK: LEVIATHAN OR THE MATTER, FOR ME, AND POWER OF A COMMON WEALTH ECCLESTIASTICALL AND CIVIL, BY THOMAS HOBBES OF MALMESBVRY, LONDON, 1651, PRINTED FOR ANDREW CROOKE.

Leather bound book having bookplate of John Davies Knatchbull Lloyd F.S.A. First edition, first issue. Complete with folding table at pg 40, small folio with later handsome binding with spine label. Fine engraved illustrated title page with a secondary title page having small engraved ornament with penned signature. A very desirable copy of an important work. SIZE: 11-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. CONDITION: Generally very good, binding has some edge roughness. 52075-2 (7,500-10,000) – Lot 2193

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2194
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BOOKS: 26 VOLUMES ASSORTED LEATHER BOUND SETS AND SINGLES.

Including; 1) The Works of Michael Drayton, London, printed by J. Hughs 1748. Complete with subscribers list. Illustrated title page, rebound with leather, tall folio. 2) Every Man In His Humour, A Comedy, London, printed by Richard Bishop 1640. Rebound with new end papers, pencil writing front pages. 3) The Plays of William Shakespeare, volume eight, London 1804, printed by T. Bensley. Rebound. Containing King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Orthello. 4) Reflections on the Revolution in France…by Edmund Burke, London, 1790, sixth edition. 5-7) The History of Amelia, by Henry Fielding, London, 1808. Volumes 1-3. 8-16) The Plays of William Shakespeare, London, 1803, printed by C and R Baldwin. Volumes 2-10 (missing volume 1). 17-22) The Works of Alexander Pope, London, 1776. Volumes 1-6. 23-24) Two volumes Homer’s Iliad, in Greek. The bindings inscribed Oxford 1800. 25-26) Homer’s Odyssey, in Greek. The bindings inscribed Oxford 1800. SIZE: 1) 16-1/2″ x 10-1/2″. 2) 11-1/4″ x 7-1/2″. 3) 8-1/2″ x 6″. 4) 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. 5-7) 6-1/2″ x 4″. 8-16) 7-1/2″ x 5″. 17-22) 7″ x 4-1/4″. 23-24) 7-1/2″ x 6″. 25-26) 7-1/2″ x 6″. CONDITION: 1) Very good, unfoxed. 2) Generally very good, some toning. 3) Very good. 4) Good, some wear to binding. 5-7) Good. 8-16) Bindings with damage, generally intact. 17-22) Bindings have burned edges, as found. 23-24) Generally good. 25-26) Generally good. 52075-3 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2194

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2195

BOOK: SEVERAL CHIRURGICALL TREATISES BY RICHARD WISEMAN, LONDON, 1676.

Leather bound book, front page with several owner inscriptions. The treatises include; Tumors (the first book), Ulcers (the second book), Disases of the Anus (the third book), Kings-evill (the fourth book), Wounds (the fifth book), Gunshot Wounds (the sixth book), Fractures and Luxations (the seventh book), Lues Venerea (the eighth book). Also included is a table of contents. SIZE: 13″ x 8″. CONDITION: Generally very good, some light staining and foxing. Binding is intact with some imperfections. 52292-2 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2195

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2196

THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES, DURING THE WAR WHICH ESTABLISHED THE INDEPENDENCE OF HIS COUNTRY, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WITH THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. MAPS AND SUBSCRIBERS’ NAMES.

Philadelphia. 1804-1807., 1807. Five text volumes, plus atlas volume of 22pp. of subscribers’ names and nine maps most double-page (map number 9 missing). The five volumes leather bound with title on binding edge. The map book having the inside two pages stuck with images of city of Washington. SIZE: Set of five 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Maps 11″ /9″. CONDITION: Volumes are intact and appear to be complete, the bindings are as found and some writing on inside front an back pages. Map book has foxing, roughness to edges, and bottom right corners with losses, binding as found. 52157-1 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2196

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2197

BOOK: COMPLETE 29 VOLUME SET (INCLUDING INDEX) OF THE 1910-11 11TH EDITION OF THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA.

Title page indicating “Cambridge, England: / at the University Press / New York, 35 West 2nd Street / 1910”. Each volume having a green leather gilt embossed binding. SIZE: 12″ h x 9″ w. CONDITION: Generally good, some wear in-use wear evident. 52157-3 (800-1,200) – Lot 2197

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2198

FLYING HORSE THROUGH THE HOOP WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL & CO.

Third quarter 19th century. Depicting horse in full strive flying through hoop. cast metal head. Accompanied by stand. SIZE: 17″ h x 15-1/2″ w. 29″ l (all including hoop) CONDITION: Old small solder seam repair to tail with two small pinholes in tail. Ears, hoop and tail are original. Regilt gold leaf surface. 52115-2 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2198

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2199

ERMINA DRURY FAMILY RECORD.

March 22, 1826, Worthington. The family record wrought in green and cream and brown thread on linen ground listing the names of various Drury family members from 1784-1826, all within an embroidered cartouche adorned with floral filled baskets and trees within a stylized zig-zag floral border. Housed in an oak frame. SIZE: 11-3/4″ x 13″ sight. CONDITION: Overall very good. No major deterioration to threads or foundation. Light even toning overall. 52340-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 2199

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2200

UNUSUAL PICTORIAL SAMPLER.

Wrought by Ann Bonds circa 1835. Of unusual form, this example designed and wrought in the form of a tapestry depicting a pastoral landscape with birds flying above hilly terrain with flock of sheep in foreground. A sailing ship and two swans on the water in mid-ground beside a church and house amongst stylized trees. A traveler in black hat looking on, all within a floral zig-zag border. SIZE: 17″ x 17″ sight. CONDITION: Moderate toning with deterioration to foundation, now stabilized within frame. Some staining to right center facing, otherwise good. 52340-2 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2200

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2201

LEAPING STAG WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO WASHBURN & CO.

19th/20th century. Of typical form with cast metal head, ears and antlers. Accompanied by stand. SIZE: 20″ h x 27″ l. CONDITION: Newly resurfaced in white paint. 51859-15 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2201

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2202

FINE PICTORIAL SAMPLER WROUGHT BY SARAH TURNER 1815.

This large example with three story stone manor house flanked by trees wrought with, shrubbery, floral filled urns and castles within a stylized floral trellis work border. Housed in a mahogany frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 19-1/2″ x 15-1/2″ sight. CONDITION: Generally good, with moderate toning and minimal deterioration to thread. Very good overall. 52340-3 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2202

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2203

DEXTER RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO J.W. FISKE.

Last quarter 19th century. Of typical form with cast metal head. Accompanied by stand. SIZE: 15″ h x 33″ l. CONDITION: A few very small BB dings to body, original verdigris surface with traces of old gilt. 51859-17 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2203

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2204

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

The wood carving shows a ferocious male lion in combat with a large green spotted boa constrictor. The snake has coiled itself around the body of the cat and they are head to head with open mouths. Nicely carved with good detail and painted surface. Mounted on a rectangular black wood base with title in pencil on bottom. Possibly one of two known similar carvings. According to an article on the artist, he was a self taught carver and violin maker who moved to the United States from Quebec, Canada in 1891. He would travel in the States & Canada lecturing & showing his carvings. The carving is accompanied by a small group of biographical and historical information on his carvings. SIZE: 9-1/4″ h x 18″ l. Base: 19″ x 7-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 51037-1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2204

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2205

FINE CARVED AND PAINT DECORATED HORSE HEAD TRADE SIGN.

Last quarter 19th century, America. The animated nicely carved pine trade figure with glass eyes and with original finely crazed paint. Carved from a single piece, the figure retains original bridle ring mounts. The color of the painted bridle appears to have been changed at the making from red to black. This was probably used as an amusement park ornament rather than part of a carousel figure. SIZE: 24-1/2″ l x 17-1/2″ d x 6-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Minor abrasions and scuffs, high spots of ears and mane worn smooth from constant handling from children, iron mounting strap on backside added as later addition. Otherwise excellent untouched condition. 51859-26 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 2205

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2206

FINE CARVED CAROUSEL DOG IN THE MANNER OF HERSCHELL-SPILLMAN COMPANY.

Late 19th – early 20th century, American. This realistically carved and well detailed figure of a dog with painted saddle and well structured body in natural darkened surface with good patina. SIZE: 29″ h x 60″ l x 11″ w. CONDITION: Proper left rear leg with repaired split at area of hock. Both back feet re-glued at juncture of toes to foot. Otherwise good. Abrasions and losses to rear of saddle. 52397-2 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2206

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2207

MONUMENTAL CARVED AND PAINTED RECLINING LION.

Late 19th/early 20th century. The lion in a guarding position with mouth slightly open and ears alert. With a beautifully carved mane and ornamental drapings. Laminated in carved wood and mounted on a wooden plinth. SIZE: 37″ h x 24″ w x 74″ l. CONDITION: In use lightly worn and weathered paint, minor seam separations to laminate. 52115-1 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2207

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2208

OUTSTANDING LARGE ARTICULATED ARTIST’S MODEL OR LAY FIGURE.

The oversized wood figure having joint articulation at the ankles, knees, hips, torso, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and neck. The head and face painted and well carved. Additional layering has been built up on several areas of body. Wood pin construction, probably late 18th or early 19th century. SIZE: 31″ h. CONDITION: All joints seem to be operational, only minor losses to tips of toes, nose and scuffs to facial area. 52282-10 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2208

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2209

RARE PRIMITIVE CHILD’S ROCKING HORSE.

Mid 19th century, H.P. Crandal, branded New York beneath the body of the horse. The horse with stylized head and snout with jeweled eyes. The carved saddle cut and joined to the body. The horse raised on four splayed rectangular legs joined to two elongated rockers, a pine platform affixed to center. The horse sponge decorated in green and black. The platform and runners in red over original green. The horses tail of black horsehair. SIZE: 21-3/4″ h x 44-1/2″ l x 11″ 2. CONDITION: Extensive in-use wear with expected soiling and abrasions. Losses to rear of saddle. Jeweled eyes original. Leather ears absent. Fair to good overall. 52236-4 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2209

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2210

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

This fabulous piece has a semi-circular shelf with naturalistic scene of a large tree hanging over an Eve type figure with cherub beside in a lush woodland. Below the shelf is step carved leading to a woman’s head with curtain draperies on each side. The carving is out of walnut and has a wonderful patina. The flesh tones being lighter than the rest of the piece. Double branded on back “H Leach Boston”. According to Myrna Kaye, Yankee Weathervanes, 1975, Henry “Harry” Leach grew up in New Milford in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. He carved wooden patterns for a Massachusetts manufacturer, L. W. Cushing and Sons, who used them to make molds for their copper weather vanes. SIZE: 44″ l x 26″ at widest. PROVENANCE: De-Accessioned from a New England Institution. CONDITION: There are several elements that must have been present in the original form as there are several holes which indicate other pieces may have been attached. Missing right side drapery on base but what is present is very good. 51533-1 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2210

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2211

RARE SMALL COUNTER TOP TOBACCONIST FIGURE.

Late 19th century. Depicting a Native American with bandanna and loincloth all in dark brown paint. Standing on a plinth, a tomahawk attached to loincloth. This well carved pine example with original surface. SIZE: 13-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Old painted surface intact and undisturbed, figure may have been holding an object in either hand, now absent. Good dark patina, structurally very good with normal and expected wear and abrasions. 52308-22 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2211

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2212

RARE AFRICAN AMERICAN TOBACCONIST COUNTER TOP BUST FIGURE.

Circa 1900, America. Carved from laminated pine stock depicting a smiling gentleman attired in blue jacket, white shirt, and red bow tie holding a bundle of cigars in left hand, his right hang grasping his coat lapel. Figure mounted to original red painted carved base. With old dry crusty and alligatored original painted surface. SIZE: 29″ h x 19-1/2″ l x 14-1/2″ w. CONDITION: With minor old laminate joint age shrinkage notably to jacket and right hand, minor paint losses and abrasion from in-use wear, otherwise very good to excellent. 51859-35 (2,000-5,000) – Lot 2212

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2213

RARE, POSSIBLY UNIQUE, COPPER TOBACCO LEAF WEATHERVANE AND MOUNTING.

This is truly outstanding and the only tobacco leaf weathervane we have ever seen. Obviously it must have originated from the South, possibly from an old plantation. The mounting components display stylized tobacco elements featuring tobacco buds, all of which is rendered in iron and copper. Mounting components have remnants of old gold painted surface. The tobacco leaf, itself, is made of copper with green verdigris. Was supposedly originally found in Virginia. A truly unique, large, and impressive weathervane. SIZE: Overall 109″ h, leaf 48″ l x 14″ w. CONDITION: Generally very good. Leaf shows some re-soldering and one bud shows soldered repair. 52380-10 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 2213

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2214

RARE EARLY OLD TOWN CANOE COMPANY DISPLAY SAMPLE, CIRCA 1912-1915.

Limited number of Old Town Canoe samples were ever made and only a very small number of them were this earlier version. A similar example from this same time period was donated to the Smithsonian Institute by the Old Town Canoe Co. This is the earliest salesman model sample and they can be identified by the wording on the side which states; “Genuine Old Town Canoe Co. Canoes”. Later, by the 1920’s, the wording on the sides of the salesman sample canoes read, “Old Town Canoes”. Even later than that, the later samples stated simply, “Old Town” and is printed in script form. This example is generally believed to have been produced between 1912 and 1915. The open gunnel construction on this canoe is the style which began to appear in 1908 so it certainly is not any earlier than that. The canoe had originally been distributed to the Ray Ellis Bicycle Company in Wichita, Kansas. This sample canoe is accompanied by two appropriate period canoe paddles which are probably also Old Town. SIZE: 48″ long. CONDITION: This is an exceedingly rare model. The lettering on one side “Old Town Canoe Company” is strong and bright, the other side is faded; (obviously it had been hanging in a store window for some time). Nearly all of the paint is original, the signage on the side of the canoe are original. The oval decals on the end, we are told, were replaced at some time. We were told that some restoration had been down to the thwat and seats although if it was, it was done in an expert manner as it is undetectable. A very rare canoe and in even rarer to find condition. 52384-1 (17,500-22,500) – Lot 2214

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2215

RARE E.M. WHITE CANOE COMPANY SAMPLE CANOE.

This canoe dates to around the 1920’s and is a 52″ model. Edwin White of Maine was one of America’s earliest builders of wooden canoes. He was also an early builder of wooden boats and began making his canoes in the late 1880’s. This is obviously a White Canoe and exhibits the deck cut-out in the exact shape that Edwin White used. He was in direct competition with the famous Old Town Canoe Company in Old Town, Maine, who eventually bought the White Company out in the 20th century. According to scholars, there are only a couple documented White Canoe samples known so this is exceedingly rare. This canoe is fitted with two appropriate paddles of the period which may be Old Town paddles? One looks to be Birdseye Maple. SIZE: 52″ l. CONDITION: With the exception of some scattered paint flecking, the canoe is in outstanding condition and most certainly a beautiful and rare example. 52384-2 (7,000-9,500) – Lot 2215

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2216

ELIZABETHAN STYLE CARVING OF A PAGEBOY.

19th century, Europe. Carved from the solid, this architectural carving of a young boy with shoulder length curled hair depicted in a flowing knee length tunic with leggings. His left arm crossed in front of his body. Now mounted on a 20th century plinth SIZE: Overall height 56″. Height of statue 47″. Overall width 16″ x 16″ d. CONDITION: Statue with loss of right arm, losses to left shoulder and lower left portion of tunic. Loss of left hand, lower right section of tunic, left foot from ankle forward. Area of deterioration from dry rot now stabilized proper right rear section of tunic. Surface at one time cleaned, now somewhat polished from years of touching by hands of passersby. 52369-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2216

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2217

CARVED VICTORIAN LOUVERED SKYLIGHT.

Last quarter 19th century, America. The demilune louvered opening within a dovetailed architectural frame mounted beneath pierced carved triangular scrolling elements. SIZE: 26″ h x 38″ l. CONDITION: Weathered with remnants of dry crusty old paint, carved corner elements with shrinkage and warping, otherwise intact. Good over all. 52012-7 (1,500-1,800) – Lot 2217

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2218

CARVED PINE BUST OF BEARDED GENTLEMAN.

19th century, Found in Central Maine. This nice folk art example of a three dimensional bust carved in high relief. The gentleman with medium length hair, full beard and mustache with deep set eyes, Roman nose, wearing a formal jacket with collared shirt and tie. The carving from laminated pine boards, unsigned. SIZE: 13-1/2″ h x 6-3/4″ w x 7″ d. CONDITION: With weathered painted surfaces, small losses above proper left eye and temple, checking right side of forehead including loss above in hair. 51970-5 (800-1,200) – Lot 2218

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2219

GROUP OF SEVEN MASON’S DUCK DECOYS.

First half 20th century. The group to include a Mason’s canvasback drake and hen decoy. The drake with glass brown eyes. The head with losses and damage around neck with loss of putty. Decoy has been repainted but retains early lead weight. 6-1/2′ h x 15″ l. The Mason canvasback hen with old paint surface and minor later touchup, fitted with brown glass eyes and a series of older lead weights. Neck of decoy with damage at seam with loss of putty. Otherwise good. 6-1/2″ h x 15-1/2″ l. A Mason’s premiere grade bluebill hollow body hen decoy together with a bluebill hollow body drake, each with brown glass eyes. The hen with separation on neck at head with cleaned and polished old surface with nice in use wear. Old if not original paint surface on majority of body. Structurally very good. 5-3/4″ h x 13-1/2″ l. The drake with old paint surface and light shot scarring. Head separation at seam of neck. Horizontal shrinkage crack throughout body at mid-point. Otherwise wear and abrasions commensurate with usage. Fair to good overall. 6″ h x 13-1/2″ l. Mason’s standard grade Mallard drake decoy. This thin decoy with painted eyes. Older painted surfaces have been heightened in areas of breast and tail. Seam separation of head at neck at body. The body with old horizontal shrinkage cracks now stable. Normal and expected in use wear. 6″ h x 15-3/4″ l. Mason’s black duck solid body challenge grade decoy. This nice decoy with brown glass eyes, well carved and painted, with old repairs to tail. Head has been professionally reattached. Old painted surfaces have been professionally heightened. Decoy has been nicely polished. Presents well with pleasing luster and patina. 6-3/4″ h x 16-1/2″ l. Mason’s snaky head Mallard drake decoy. The decoy with brown glass eyes, old if not original paint, with little in use wear. Proper right side with light shot scarring. Edges of tail and beak nicely worn with good patina. No structural issues noted. Very good overall. 6-3/4″ h x 17″ l. CONDITION: See description. 52013-1 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2219

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2220

GOOD RED BREASTED MERGANSER DRAKE DECOY.

2nd quarter 20th century, New England. This fine example carved from the solid with slotted crest and glass eyes retaining old if not original paint. SIZE: 18-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Paint worn, abraded, and with some flaking. Crest, eyes, and beak intact. In spite of wear retains good paint surface. 52050-4 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2220

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2221

BLACK BELLIED PLOVER CARVED SHOREBIRD.

Late 19th early 20th century, America. This fine early example with original painted surfaces, well carved with tack eyes and a small numbers of shot holes. SIZE: 10-1/4″ l. CONDITION: Surfaces as noted, normal and expected wear, undisturbed surface, an area of the underside of beak with old loss and resulting crack possible repair. 52050-5 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2221

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2222

CARVED HUTCHINS GOOSE HOLLOW BODY DECOY.

Late 19th early 20th century, American. Also know as “cackling goose”, The genus name Branta is a Latinised form of Old Norse Brandgás, “burnt (black) goose”, and the specific epithet hutchinsii commemorates English surgeon Thomas Hutchins who was employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company. The decoy with old if not original painted surface and with iron weight, now well worn and abraded from in-use wear. SIZE: 17-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Surface as stated, head section has been reattached with nail fasteners, old horizontal repair at mid-neck, otherwise good overall. 52050-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2222

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2223

THREE OSCAR PETERSON FISH DECOYS, OLD TOWN CANOE PADDLE, AND FISHING HARPOON SPEAR.

Lot includes: 6″ l Oscar Peterson decoys of perch, brook trout & pickerel. 60″ l natural wood finish paddle with Old Town Canoe Co. decal. Interesting 50-1/2″ l wood handled fishing spear with iron removable 8-1/2″ spear tip attached to a long string. CONDITION: Decoys having some losses to fin paint, some scratches & minor paint loss, otherwise very good. Paddle with some loss to decal, otherwise very good. Harpoon shows use, good. 52013-12 (1,000-1,800) – Lot 2223

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2224

GOOD GROUP OF EIGHT ASSORTED AMERICAN DECOYS INCLUDING A RARE PAIR OF OSCAR PETERSON DECOYS.

20th century, American. The two Peterson decoys, each with torpedo shaped bodies crudely carved of natural wood forms. The Mallard with repainted head and beak with large tack eyes. 5-1/2″ h x 16″ l. The bluebill with similar body with repair to head at neck with some paint touchup in this area. Otherwise, structurally very good. 5-3/4″ h x 14″ l. A pair of branded, standard grade wood duck decoys, restored by Patrick Kane of Kane Decoys, Midland, Michigan. The pair with paint crackled surface. The drake with yellow glass eyes, and hen with brown eyes. Each decoy now well polished with lustrous finish. In “as new” condition. Drake: 6-1/2″ h x 13-1/2″ l. Hen: 6-1/2″ h x 14″ l. Stevens redhead drake decoy. This nice example with flattened body and yellow glass eyes, retaining original anchor hook. The center with lead weight plug, the body etched with double “X”. Surface with good in use wear. Minimal abrasions. Painted surfaces mostly intact with old repair to tail, now with later paint. Old diagonal repair to neck of decoy, repainted to match. 6″ h x 14″ l. Mason’s Widgeon drake, challenge grade, restored by Patrick Kane. The decoy with crackled surface and light brown glass eyes. Branded at bottom of decoy. Surface now repolished with good luster. Very good overall. 6-1/2″ h x 14″ l. A Mason’s premier grade, hollow body, canvasback decoy. This good example with red glass eyes and long slender beak, well polished with good patina. Structurally very good. Painted surfaces appear old. 6-3/4″ h x 16″ l. Mason blue wing Teal standard grade decoy. Decoy with tack eyes and well worn painted surfaces. Head has been detached and remounted, now showing old stabilized shrinkage cracks along each side. Surface polished and lustrous. Minor shot scars overall. 5″ h x 12″ l. CONDITION: See description 52013-2 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2224

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2225

SAMUEL SEYMOUR (American, Circa 1792-1822) PORTRAIT OF A SEA CAPTAIN.

The large oil on canvas portrait shows a young man seated in a red upholstered carved chair with column and windowed landscape with water in background. The right corner with a curtain swag and dropped tassels. The man wears a black topcoat, white vest and blue bow tie. A gold watch chain hangs from his vest and he has a small red stone pinky ring. On his lap he has a blue cap with a gold button which probably indicates he is a ship’s captain. Signed lower left “Seymour”. On verso of the original canvas is a multi-line inscription which is very hard to decipher but appears to have the artist’s name “Seymour”. Housed in a decorative frame which has finish losses. SIZE: 39″ x 34″. Overall: 46-1/2″ x 41-1/2″. CONDITION: Puncture hole at center, some scuff losses in face, unrestored with edge chipping. 52115-8 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2225

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2226

SAMUEL WALTERS (British, 1811-1882) CHEVY CHASE RETURNING FROM INDIA.

Oil on canvas portrait shows the three mast ship in full sail sailing right to left under blue and puffy pink clouds. A white tipped green ocean in foreground with several ships, lighthouse and mountains in background. Several figures are seen on deck and the British flag flies off the back mast. Signed “S Walters 1864″ bottom left. Housed in a fine reproduction antique style gilt frame. Literature: Illustrated page 158 Samuel Walters – Marine Artist, Fifty Years of Sea, Sail & Steam, by A.S. Davidson. SIZE: 20″ x 32”. Overall: 25″ x 37. PROVENANCE: Private Collection, U.K.; London Gallery, N.R. Omell; Private Collection Atlanta, Georgia CONDITION: Very good with two small areas of inpainting, lined. 52351-5 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2226

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2227

CAMPHOR AND TEAK CAMPAIGN CHEST.

Mid-19th century, England, The rectangular case in two parts, the upper case fitted with a pair of short drawers above a single long drawer fitted to the lower case fo two long drawers on shaped bracket feet. The case sides and drawers all with inset campaign style brass hardware. The corners with brass strapping. The drawer fronts with contrasting ebonized string inlays. SIZE: 44″ h x 40″ l x 19-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Overall structurally very good, retains original surface, mellow patina and light brown color. 52259-2 (800-1,200) – Lot 2227

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2228

BOOK: BOUND VOLUME OF THE ENGLISH PILOT PART II AND III, AND MEDITERRANEAN PILOT WITH 38 LARGE MAPS.

The binding having title English Pilot London 1736, including in the binding is the English Pilot part II for the Northern – Sea, text and coastal topography illustrations includes the following maps, Scotland, England, Flanders & Holland, England, Scotland & Ireland, Untitled missing large section of left page, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland from Dublin to London-Derry, Northwest Coast of Ireland, Bay of Galloway and River Shannon, Southwest Coast of Ireland, Harbour of Corke, Seacoast of France, Seacoast of France, Biscay and Gallicia, Gallicia and Portugal, Algrave and Andalusia, England to the Streights, Barbaria, Western Isles, Island of Cape Verd. Part III, Untitled missing left side, Straights of Gibraltar, Spain and Barbary, Spain and Barbary, Barbary, Valencia and Catalonia, Barcelona – Port Maon, Languedoc Provence, Sardinia and Corsica, Italy, Italy, Sicily, Venice, Island of Corfu, Pachfu…, Morea, Archipelago, Levant. Mediterranean Pilot; no maps, 32 pages of text. SIZE: 19″ x 12″ CONDITION: Generally the maps are good, except as noted, the first three have large dark toned areas. Binding is intact as found. 52398-5 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2228

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2229

UNUSUAL AND RARE CARVED MAHOGANY AND LIGNUM VITAE TOOL CARVED IN THE FORM OF A DOLPHIN.

1st half 19th century, New England. The sailor made tool with hanging hole carved in the crook of the tail, a wedge of polished lignum vitae inserted within the stylized mouth and secured by flattened brass tacks. An inventory number 64H31 drawn on the insert from Norm Flayderman’s personal collection (see provenance below). The tool is formed to fit comfortably in the hand. SIZE: 6-1/2″ l. PROVENANCE: Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders; WHALES AND WHALEMEN, By E. Norman Flayderman, see illustration pg. 126. CONDITION: Very fine condition with original surface. Mellow color and fine patina. 52213-5 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2229

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2230

EXCEPTIONAL FINE NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER OF WAR CARVED AND DECORATED GAME BOX.

Late 18th – early 19th century, England. The rectangular box with “peaked roof” overlaid with sheets of carved bone. The peaked lid sliding on the conforming box, opening to a storage well containing dominoes, playing cards and cribbage board pins. The lid additionally mounted with six rectangular painted bone panels under glass. Four panels of men and women in formal dress centering a pair of panels, paint decorated with floral filled classical urns all framed by plants. A scribed and carved cribbage board forms the frame for the sliding lid. The box ends each with a painted bone panel decorated with floral filled basket. The box sides mounted with six bone panels, all paint decorated with a row of commercial buildings along a stone wall. The apron of box adorned with tied drapery swags. The whole with delicately carved scalloped borders. SIZE: 3-1/2″ h x 10-1/4″ l x 4″ w overall. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: The box with small and insignificant losses in apron, cribbage board and edges of lid at ends: all from in use wear. Game pieces all with some wear and minor soiling. Otherwise structurally good. All painted panels remain intact with normal and expected fading of pigment. Otherwise very good. 52398-6 (1,500-2,400) ESA – Lot 2230

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2231

RARE TABUA SCRIMSHAW TOOTH OF PITCAIRN ISLAND.

19th century, Pitcairn Island, Pacific. This interesting tooth scrimmed with a scene of an island, a ship anchored near by and titled “Pitcairns Island”, an American patriotic eagle with shield and arrows scrimmed on the reverse. Strung with a natural twisted raffia cord joined at both ends. This piece of scrimshaw probably a gift to a local chieftain made by a sailor on a whaling ship. SIZE: 6-1/2″ on curve. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Surface is original and untouched with rich golden patina and color, well polished from wear. 52213-9 (2,000-3,000) ESA – Lot 2231

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2232

THREE SCRIMSHAW PORTRAIT TEETH AND A FOURTH WITH PORTRAITS OF AMERICAN SHIPS.

2nd half 19th century, America. The pair, each lightly scribed with a young woman in full-length period dress. The third tooth depicting a young woman in costume holding a bow in her hands and framed within delicate vinery, the tooth with a sharply curved tip. The fourth with a portrait of a fully rigged ship and scribed with a whaling ship on the reverse beneath a profile bust of a woman wearing a crown possibly Queen Victoria. SIZE: Pair 7″ l., 3) 7″ l. 4) 5-3/4″ l. All on curve. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: All teeth with original surface, stabilized fissures at the base of two teeth, good polished surface with good undisturbed patina on all. 52213-3, 52213-4, (3,000-3,500) ESA – Lot 2232

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2233

NICE GROUP OF AUTHENTIC WHALEBONE TOOLS.

2nd half 19th century, America. Group includes a drill with turned handle, a haying hook, two handed spoke shave, small handheld chisel, and a scribe. SIZE: Drill 9″ h x 10-1/2″ w. Spoke shave 11-1/4″ l. Chisel 4-1/2″ h x 2-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: New Bedford Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: All with original surface and in-use wear and soiling with good patina, iron elements in good condition. 52213-7 (2,000-3,000) ESA – Lot 2233

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2234

CARVED WHALEBONE CAT-O-NINE TAILS.

Fashioned with nine hemp tails with elaborate sailor knot macrame attachment to shaft. The cylindrical shaft with spiral twist and ring-turned section. The handle with crosshatched and cut grip. SIZE: Handle 14-1/2″. 30-1/2″ l (overall). PROVENANCE: New Bedford Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Very good, knotted tails either never used or are replacements. Handle with good original surface muted color and undisturbed patina. 52213-8 (2,000-3,000) ESA – Lot 2234

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2235

OUTSTANDING CARVED WOOD AND GILT NAME PLAQUE FOR THE SCHOONER “SARA A. SMITH”.

This type of plaque was mounted to the side to identify particular schooners. This particular example may not have been placed in use due to its pristine condition. Definitely 19th/20th century, the carving at either end in relief of a trailing vine in gold. The letters carved in and painted gold. Black sand finish background. SIZE: 7-1/2″ h x 96″ l. CONDITION: Very good, some background loss, but a very presentable sign. 52279-5 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2235

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2236

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

Oil on canvas portrait of the center board sloop, Vigilant, owned by a syndicate led by Charles Iselin, which included Cornelius Vanderbilt, Henry Astor Carey, and Edwin Dennison Morgan, amongst others. She was launched on June 14th 1893 and is best known for winning the 1893 America’s Cup against British challenger Valkyrie II. The single masted sloop sails left to right along the horizon line with a two-masted ship in the distance and a hardly visible point of land to its stern. Housed in a Friedrichs Company gold tone wood frame. Signed lower left “Warren Sheppard”. SIZE: 20″ x 30-1/4″. Overall 24-1/2″ x 34-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 52099-30 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2236

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2237

KAZAK ORIENTAL RUG, NORTH CAUCASUS.

Second quarter 20th century. With two bold eagle ivory medallions each with blue/gray cross and wine red central medallion on a red/pink ground with a row of flower heads and with trellis polychrome snowflake border flanked by blue/gray sawtooth borders. This rug has unusual braided tassel fringe. SIZE: 4′ 11″ x 7′. PROVENANCE: From a private Connecticut collection. CONDITION: Very good overall, light soiling throughout. 52341-3 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2237

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2238

FINE THREE EAGLE KAZAK RUG, NORTH CAUCASUS.

Circa 1910. Rug is dated at opposing corners. Three aligned ivory medallions each with central rose pink diamond medallions on a midnight blue ground filled with dense polychrome flower heads and with exotic animals and birds. The main ivory border with scrolling snowflake design within indigo guard borders. SIZE: 5′ 2″ x 9′ 5″. PROVENANCE: From a private Connecticut collection. CONDITION: Rug retains very good pile throughout, ivory border with slight casting of red. Light soiling throughout. 52341-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2238

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2239

ANTONIO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE AMERICAN SCREW STEAM-SAILER “NIAGARA” OF THE WARD LINE, NEW YORK, NY.

Rare early and fine Jacobsen oil on canvas portrait of the black hulled Niagara steam-sail ship in heavy seas. The heavy swells are portrayed with luminous troughs and great variation – qualities characteristic with Jacobsen paintings dating from 1870’s to mid. 1880’s primarily. (Later Jacobsen works have much more stylized waves and skies). The Niagara is shown flying an American flag and the Ward Line house flag. Seven figures can be seen on her deck, and the ship’s name is on the deck house. In the distance, another steamship is depicted with fine detail, just off the stern of the Niagara. A clearing sky with passing dark clouds and patches of blue sky is captured overhead. Signed lower right “Antonio Jacobsen NY 1877/2578th Ave near 23 St.” Housed in a fabulous gold leaf, period style frame with artist and title plaque, the back retaining a Quester Gallery label. The Niagara was built by John Roach & Son in Chester, PA for the Ward Line, a prominent mail steamship company operating out of New York, NY from 1841-1954. The Niagara registered 294′ L, 38′ D, 23′ B, and 2265 tons. LITERATURE: Sniffen, Harold S. Antonio Jacobsen – The Checklist. New York, NY: Smith Gallery Publications Office with The Mariner’s Museum, Newport News, VA; 1984. pp. 218-219. SIZE: 22″ x 36″. Overall: 30″ x 44″. CONDITION: Very good, lined on new stretcher, some minor inpainting. 52096-5 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2239

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2240

JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (American/British, 1817-1894) SALUTING OFF GIBRALTAR.

Outstanding oil on panel Mediterranean scene shows a three-mast American frigate sailing right to left with Gibraltar in background. The American ship is firing on a three-mast, three-deck Man of War. Several other boats are seen on a light greenish/blue sea with seagulls. The American ship has sails up flying the American flag & long ships pennant. Appears to be unsigned. The back having pencil inscription “Gibraltar-Men of War Saluting”. The board is stenciled “Muller Paris”. Housed in a fine modern gilt deep wood frame. SIZE: 6-1/2″ x 9-1/4″. Overall: 12″ x 14-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good, scuffing to frame edge. 52056-1 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2240

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2241

BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY CAMPAIGN CHEST.

1st quarter 19th century, England. This small chest in two parts. The upper case fitted with a pair of aligned short drawers over a long drawer, fitted to lower case with two long drawers all with incised edging. Raised on suppressed ball feet. The chest brass bound at the corners and fitted with inset campaign style brasses. The case in mahogany with oak secondary wood. SIZE: 40-1/2″ h x 38-3/4″ w x 18-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Cleaned and re-polished, with normal and expected in-use wear, slight damage to lower proper right corner of upper case. 51911-62 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2241

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2242

SEA CAPTAIN WEATHERVANE.

Last quarter 19th century. Sheet copper with iron pipe mounting post depicting a sea captain with peg leg peering through his spyglass. SIZE: 28″ h x 17″ w. CONDITION: Verdigris surface with traces of old gold paint. 51859-21 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2242

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2243

EXCEPTIONAL HEXAGONAL BOXED SAILOR’S VALENTINE.

2nd Quarter 19th century, New England. The hexagonal sloping lid fitted with six original astragal-glazed glass panels of the period fitted to the conforming bolection molded frame with beaded moldings. The box contains an exceptional Sailor’s shell valentine with gently sloping slides to a floral center rondel with an intricate design of seed shells arranged in a sun ray pattern. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 16″ diameter overall. CONDITION: Box retains original old simulated mahogany grained surface now with dark natural patina. Shells remain intact and retain vibrant color. Very good overall. 51911-40 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2243

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2244

OUTSTANDING SAILOR MADE MACRAME FRAME WITH OVAL WINDOW.

19th century. The frame made of seven different macramed strips, the interior “mat” having a braided oval center, all on a wood back support. SIZE: 29-1/2″ x 24-1/2″ Overall, center window: 17″ x 13″. CONDITION: Very good. 51880-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2244

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2245

SAILOR’S DOUBLE SHELL VALENTINE.

Late 19th century, Barbados, Caribbean. The hinged octagonal case opens to two shell works. The left with central rondel of seed shells with the message “A PRESENT FROM BARBADOS” within a pink shell border, further bordered by conjoined shell triangles of various color and type. The right side with central heart beneath a shell flower head within a border of geometric shapes of different color and shells alternating with four pink and white flower heads. SIZE: 9-1/4″ w x 18-1/4″ l (open). CONDITION: Case with repairs, otherwise old surface with dark color. The two tableaus of shellwork are intact and in good condition. 52213-14 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2245

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2246

WHALEBONE, IVORY, AND EBONY WALKING STICK.

19th century, America. A fine example with cylindrical whalebone shaft and well carved and polished ivory handle in the form of a birds head with hooked beak. The walking stick with ebony bands around the handle. SIZE: 33-3/4″ l. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Item retains original undisturbed surface, good patina. Sections of handle with old fissures and shrinkage cracks now stable, very good overall. 52012-1 (3,000-3,600) ESA – Lot 2246

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2247

TWO BRITISH SPYGLASSES.

First half 19th century, England. The first, engraved “WATKINS.CHARING CROSS LONDON”. A single draw telescope with unusual faceted ten side mahogany tube. The second, a single draw brass telescope with mahogany barrel engraved “Dollond London”. SIZE: 1) 29″ l closed. 2) 27-1/2″ l closed. CONDITION: Both with original surface and intact lenses with normal and expected wear and abrasion. Good color and patina. 52398-7 (800-1,200) – Lot 2247

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2248

DIMINUTIVE DOUBLE SAILOR’S VALENTINE.

3rd quarter 19th century. Of typical form with geometric patterns of shells, the left portion depicting delicate heart within circular borders surmounted by a flower head. The right side with a rondel of seed shells forming the phrase “THINK OF ME” within a wide polychrome border of shell flower heads. The hinged walnut case has been cleaned and in need of re-polishing. SIZE: 8-1/2″ sq. CONDITION: Generally very good, a minimal number of seed shells need reattachment. Otherwise very good. 52308-42 (1,800-2,200) – Lot 2248

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2249

JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (American/British, 1817-1894) SHIPPING IN A BUSY CHANNEL.

Oil on canvas scene shows a large gunship traveling at an angle toward viewer while others are seen on the horizon line and in front of and back of the ship. Initialed lower right very lightly, housed in a gilt moded wood frame with artist plaque. SIZE: 20″ x 24″. Overall: 23″ x 27-1/2″. CONDITION: Lined, craquelure, with inpainting, otherwise good. 52366-3 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2249

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2250

JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (American, 1817-1894) PAIR OF YACHT RACING WATERCOLORS.

Identically housed in Eastlake ebonized and gold frames with new ivory mats behind glass. One shows one boat rounding the buoy with four men on deck with the other yacht in the distance. Signed “JE Buttersworth”. The other unsigned, showing a green hulled boat passing a buoy with light house in distance. Literature: Bonhams sale 21592, Fine Marine Paintings and Decorative Arts, 25 June 2014, Lot 179 for another example of A racing yacht on Great South Bay; Schaefer, Rudolph J., J.E. Buttersworth – 19th Century Marine Painter, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT., 2009, pg. 127 for the oil on canvas version of A racing yacht on Great South Bay. Schaefer, Rudolph J., J.E. Buttersworth – 19th Century Marine Painter, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT 2009, pg. 118 for a similar scene of yachts racing off Sandy Hook with the same lighthouse and buoy. SIZE: Sight: 7″ x 9-3/4″. Overall: 15-1/2″ x 17-3/4″. CONDITION: Foxing line and age toning, loss to small section of signature. 52366-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2250

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2251
Revised: 8/5/2017

Please Note: An example of this horse is illustrated in Treasures of American Folk Art from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center. Our weathervane has the addition of the sulky & rider.

LARGE HORSE & SULKY WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th/early 20th Century. Of typical form showing horse in full stride. Stand does not accompany weathervane. SIZE: 52″ l x 33″ h. CONDITION: Overall good condition. 51971-10 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2251

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2252

FINE CHIPPENDALE CARVED CHERRY LOWBOY.

Last quarter 18th century, probably Pennsylvania. The rectangular two board top with molded edge and notched corners projecting above the conforming case fitted with a long drawer above three short drawers each with thumb molded edge flanked by quarter round fluted columns above an arching scalloped apron. Raised on cabriole legs with shell carved knees and returns with scrolled volutes raised on well defined ball and talon feet. SIZE: 30″ h x 36″ w x 20-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Professionally cleaned and re-polished, very good honey brown color. Drawer guides replaced or restored, top has been reset, butterfly cleat repair to shrinkage crack near proper left side edge. Returns appear original. Proper right front foot with early repair at leg, otherwise feet with full height. Long drawer with cosmetic repair to bottom drawer sides. Most rose head nails intact. Good overall. 52135-1 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2252

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2253

EARLY 2ND GENERATION BANJO TIMEPIECE.

1820-1825, New Hampshire. The case surmounted with cast brass eagle finial above the painted iron dial with Roman numeral chapter ring and single aperture with blued cut hour and minute hands. The glass door bezel mounted with three tabs. The throat with floral decorated eglomise panel flanked by brass filets with cutouts typical of New Hampshire styling above the box base with eglomise panel decorated with pastoral landscape. The base bordered with gilt rope molding. The brass eight day time only movement mounted with a single screw through the backboard. Movement with steel crutch and with cutouts in keystone on both sides. Movement is unmarked. SIZE: 33-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Clock has been re-strung with new weight cords. Original pendulum with butterfly tie-down. Lead weight is original. Throat glass with old crack now stabilized. Case with original finish. Dial with original paint. Professionally cleaned and adjusted. Very good overall. 52137-6 (800-1,200) – Lot 2253

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2254

GOOD NEW ENGLAND MAPLE BONNET TOP HIGHBOY.

Second quarter 18th century, Massachusetts. This well proportioned example in two parts. The upper case with molded swan’s neck cornice centering three spiral flame finials above the frieze fitted with central fan carved drawer flanked by two conforming side drawers with shaped tops over four graduated long thumbmolded drawers fitted to mid-molded lower case with single thumbmolded long drawer above a central fan carved drawer flanked by short drawers above an arcaded apron raised on well defined cabriole bandy legs terminating in pad feet. The legs with sharply scalloped returns. SIZE: 87″ h overall. 35-1/2″ upper case w. 39-1/2″ w overall. 21″ d. CONDITION: Highboy retains a matched set of period brasses in original holes, probably old replacements. Backboard is original, bonnet top appears original. Old crusty surface cleaned and polished with good rich color and patina. Very good overall. 52135-8 (9,000-12,000) – Lot 2254

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2255

DOUBLE STAMPED HARRIS & SON FULL BODY COPPER RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE.

Second half 19th century, Boston, Massachusetts. This fine large example with hollow copper head. Stamped “HARRIS & SON, BOSTON” on each side at mid point of body. The weathervane mounted on a tubular support rod above a mid molded copper sphere joined at fore and hind legs. The weathervane with pleasing surface. Now accompanied by museum wall mount stand. SIZE: 24-1/2″ h (including support rod and finial) x 34″ l overall. CONDITION: Structurally very good with minimal, if any, denting. Pleasing old regilded surface with variegated verdigris and with worn areas showing nicely patinated original copper surface. Very good overall. 52242-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2255

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2256

RARE MASSACHUSETTS SHERATON INLAID MAHOGANY ONE DRAWER SERVING TABLE.

1st quarter 19th century, Salem, Massachusetts. The rectangular single board top above the conforming base with bow front fitted with a single short drawer with string inlaid oval patera, mounted with original brass. Handle cast with a lion’s mask. The table raised on spool ring-turned tapering cylindrical legs with ringed cuffs on tapered cylindrical elongated feet. The whole with undisturbed original surface. SIZE: 29-1/2″ h x 27-3/4″ w x 20″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good. Top with old darkened water stains. Proper left side with old crescent shrinkage crack, now stable. Small losses of veneer proper left side of apron, together with loss to half-round molding strip. Otherwise structurally good. 52143-5 (800-1,200) – Lot 2256

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2257

INDO-KASHAN SILK ORIENTAL RUG.

Last quarter 20th century. The central arabesque poled medallion with plum central mandala, midnight blue mid ground, border with foliate c-scrolls all on an ivory field filled with delicate polychrome floral sprays within plum and dark cream spandrels. The blue/black main border with dense floral trelliswork within taupe and dark cream guard borders of scrolling flower heads and lotus blossoms. SIZE: 9′ 1″ X 12′ 3″. PROVENANCE: From a private Connecticut collection. CONDITION: Pile is in very fine condition, color rich and uniform, very good overall. 52341-10 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2257

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2258

IMPORTANT HEPPLEWHITE CARVED MAHOGANY FIVE BACK SETTEE.

Late 18th/early 19th century, carvings and characteristics, and frame with secondary beech wood suggests English style and construction. Each back with serpentine crests and scrolling leaf tips within a shield form molded frame centering three carved sheaf of wheat splats joined to molded dramatic S-scrolled downswept arms raised on molded supports centering the rectangular seat rail with curved sides. The frame raised on four tapering molded frontal legs carved with belle flowers and headed by floral patera terminating in pointed Marlborough feet and with four backswept rear legs. SIZE: 39″ h x 83-1/2″ l x 26″ w (approx). CONDITION: Frame has been tightened and re-polished, now with a darkened chocolate brown mahogany. Overall very good. 52143-6 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2258

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2259

IMPORTANT ABEL HUTCHINS INLAID MAHOGANY TALL CASE CLOCK.

Concord, New Hampshire. Abel Hutchins active 1786 through first quarter 19th century. This fine tall case clock circa 1810 with arched scrolling pierced fretwork alternating with inlaid pediments, each surmounted by original reeded ball and spire brass finials above the cove molded cornice supported by free standing fluted columns with brass capitals and bases centering the arched door opening to a painted dial with Roman numeral and Arabic chapter rings centering a subsidiary seconds dial and time and strike apertures above “Abel Hutchins” in flowing script above “CONCORD”. The dial within delicate painted gilt foliate spandrels all beneath a painted moon phase dial within the arch. The eight day brass movement striking on a bell. The cased throat with rectangular inlaid door with finely molded edges and central oval inlaid patera flanked by engaged stop fluted quarter columns joined to the cove molded box base raised on slender delicate French feet centering a shaped apron. The box base with oval figured maple inlaid patera. NOTE: Clock is accompanied by three brass finials, winder, door key, pendulum and pair of weights. SIZE: 7’10-3/4″ overall height. Throat width 14-1/4″. 9-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From a private Maine collection. CONDITION: Overall very good original condition with fine mellow patina and well polished and maintained surface. Brass finials and fretwork appear original as is dial and movement. Small stable shrinkage cracks above cased door and on box base. Losses to string inlay border of base. Otherwise very good. 52345-4 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2259

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2260

SEMI-ANTIQUE SAROUK RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA.

Early 20th century. The overall polychrome floral design on a midnight blue ground within a brick red floral filled main border framed by floral guard borders. SIZE: 3′ 4″ x 5′ 1″. CONDITION: With overall even wear and with minor spot wear to foundation, a small 3/4″ slit near exterior of main panel withing a floral garland. Losses to rug at ends well into outer guard border. Otherwise good. 51911-26 (600-900) – Lot 2260

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2261

FULL BODY COPPER COW WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO CUSHING & WHITE.

Last quarter 19th century, Waltham, Massachusetts. This fine untouched example with verdigris and remnants of brushed on sizing. The cow with zinc head, molded copper ears, stylized udder and vertical hanging tail, mounted on original copper rod. SIZE: 15″ h x 29-1/2″ l (overall). PROVENANCE: Removed from a barn in Windsor, Maine, corner of RTE 17. CONDITION: Early surface as noted, loss of left horn, loss of support rod from foreleg forward. Otherwise very good with honest surface. 52335-6 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2261

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2262

EXCEPTIONAL CARVED AND DECORATED CANDLE BOX.

Late 18th century, Pennsylvania. The basswood box with dry original blue and red painted surface. This carved example probably a wedding gift carved from a single piece with sliding lid, profusely carved with hearts and “X” symbols within carved borders of triangles. Underside of lid carved “1700”, the underside of box similarly carved under a band of cross-hatched incisions. SIZE: 2-3/4″ h x 7-1/4″ l x 3″ w. CONDITION: Fine patina with age consistent paint wear and light abrasion. 51859-12 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2262

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2263

THREE PAINT DECORATED BOXES.

1st half 19th century, Pennsylvania and New England. 1) A small dome top example decorated overall with vibrant floral sprays within gold paint borders on scrolling bracket feet. The dome top fitted with a simple handle opening to an interior fitted with a till. The back of the box inscribed in black paint “Grindring”. 2) Painted decorated with floral sprays and song birds, the domed lid in three parts with rows of flower heads all on a green ground. 3) A rectangular box paint decorated with geometric designs with black and red line borders. The interior divided into three compartments. SIZE: Largest 6-1/4″ h x 14-1/2″ l x 9″ d. CONDITION: 1) Proper right end with two horizontal wood losses, painted surfaces with normal and expected soiling and abrasions from in-use wear. 2) Normal and expected in-use wear and abrasions resulting in minor paint loss notably proper left side. 3) With light soiling, otherwise very good. 52236-18 (600-800) – Lot 2263

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2264

DIMINUTIVE PENNSYLVANIA CHIPPENDALE WALNUT HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Circa 1780, Lancaster County. Rectangular dovetailed case with applied cove molding over three short aligned drawers over five graduated long drawers all with thumbmolded edges, flanked by engaged quarter columns on a molded base raised on bold ogee bracket feet. SIZE: 61-1/2″ h. 41-1/2″ case w. 44″ overall w. 22-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Chest professionally repolished and with very good cosmetic repairs where needed. All bracket feet professionally restored, now very good. 52135-4 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2264

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2265

FINE PENNSYLVANIA CHIPPENDALE WALNUT SPICE CABINET.

1760-1770. The rectangular cabinet with molded crest, fitted with a hinged door opening to an interior fitted with an arrangement of ten dovetailed drawers, each with elongated mushroom knob. The whole on a molded base raised on bracket feet with shaped scalloped returns. SIZE: 19-1/2″ h x 16-1/2″ w x 10-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Cabinet now with rich tea brown color, top with remnants of old water stains, re-polished, structurally very good. 52135-15 (3,500-4,500) – Lot 2265

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2266

OUTSTANDING WOOLWORK COMPOTE OF FLOWERS ON CHECKERED TABLECLOTH.

19th Century. The still life shows a white ribbed compote full of different colorful flowers against a black background. The compote is set upon a white linen cloth which is set on a checkerboard diamond shaped cloth in deep blue, rose, green & white colors. Housed in a birdseye maple frame with gilt liner behind glass. SIZE: Sight: 12-1/2″ x 15-1/4″. Overall: 16″ x 19″. CONDITION: Very good. 52279-4 (800-1,200) – Lot 2266

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2267

THREE FRAMED PETITE POINT FLORAL NEEDLEWORKS BY HENRIETTE FONTAINE, PHILADELPHIA 1806.

The three identically framed in replacement gilt molded wood frames each with a tied spray of flowers each incorporating roses. One accompanied inside the frame by the label with location, date and maker. SIZE: Sight: 11-1/4″ x x11-1/4″. Overall: 13″ x 12-3/4″. CONDITION: Stitching is very good with no loss, silk background has some soiling, and foxing. 52094-13 (600-900) – Lot 2267

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2268

ATTRIBUTED TO REMBRANDT PEALE (American, 1778-1860) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN.

Unsigned oil on canvas half portrait of a young man with curly brown hair wearing a brass buttoned greenish/black coat with hand on chair crest. A mottled brown background. Housed in a wide gesso decorated gilt frame behind glass. SIZE: 34″ x 28″. Overall: 44-1/2″ x 38″. CONDITION: Very good. 52115-6 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2268

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2269

ANTIQUE SHIRVAN RUG, SOUTH CAUCASUS.

Late 19th century. This fine example of asymmetrical design with four rose red irregular medallions each with polychrome phoenix design on an ivory ground. The whole on a dark indigo field interspersed with tarantula, crab, animal, and snowflake design within multiple polychrome floral and geometric borders. SIZE: 4′ 1″ x 5′ 3-1/2″. CONDITION: Exhibits strong palette with even wear throughout commensurate with age. No repairs, damage or restoration noted. 51911-32 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2269

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2270

FINE QUEEN ANNE CHERRY CANDLESTAND ATTRIBUTED TO THE SHOP OF ELIPHALET CHAPIN.

Windsor, Connecticut, workshop of Eliphalet Chapen (1741-1807). The square top with ovolo corners and canted edge joined to the swelled ring-turned standard. Raised on highly defined tripod cabriole leg base with notched and shaped returns on ridged pad feet. The pedestal with incised circular decoration throughout and with a characteristic in-curved spool turning beneath the urn. SIZE: 26-3/4″ h x 19-3/4″ l x 20-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Table has been cleaned of original surface. Existing surface somewhat dry and in need of some polishing. Structurally very good. 52235-16 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2270

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2271

MICAH WILLIAMS (American, 1782-1837) PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER & CHILD.

Unsigned pastel half portrait of the mother holding her infant child on her lap who is wearing a Christening dress. The child holds her mothers finger and smiles looking at the viewer. The mother wears a gold earring with tortoise shell hair comb. Housed in a period black painted wood frame with gold liner behind glass. On verso is a conservation report by The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia & dated 2004. NOTE: Williams’ method of mounting his works was unique. He affixed the back of the picture to newspaper and attached that to a frame which, in turn, was backed with more newspaper. The conservator has preserved the newspaper and it is mounted on verso. The following lot is the mate which presumably is the husband. SIZE: Sight: 25″ x 21″. Overall: 29″ x 26″. CONDITION: Some restoration as noted on conservators report, generally very good. 52283-1 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2271

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2272

MICAH WILLIAMS (American, 1782-1837) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN.

Unsigned pastel half portrait of wearing a black coat & hand holding his lapel. Housed in a period black painted wood frame with gold liner behind glass. On verso is a copy of the conservation report by The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia & dated 2004. NOTE: Williams’ method of mounting his works was unique. He affixed the back of the picture to newspaper and attached that to a frame which, in turn, was backed with more newspaper. The conservator has preserved the newspaper and it is mounted on verso. The preceding lot is the mate which presumably is the wife & child. SIZE: Sight: 24″ x 21″. Overall: 29″ x 26″. CONDITION: Restoration as noted in the conservation report, very good. 52283-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2272

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2273

FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY LOLLING CHAIR.

Late 18th century, Newburyport, Massachusetts. The serpentine crest rail above the canted over-upholstered back joined to half serpentine arms continuing to out-scrolled hand holds raised on concave shaped and scrolled supports with string inlay joined to inlaid square tapering legs and raked rear legs all joined by a recessed box stretcher. The whole covered in a pale green damask. SIZE: 46″ h x 25-1/4″ l x approximately 25″ w. Seat h: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good overall condition, professionally cleaned and polished, no restoration or structural damage noted. 52135-14 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 2273

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2274

BLACKHAWK WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO HARRIS & CO.

Last quarter 19th century. Of typical form depicting a horse in full stride, with cast metal ears. Accompanied by stand. SIZE: 19″ h x 23″ l. CONDITION: Old in use regilt surface with touch up to tail and legs. 51859-18 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2274

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2275

PENNSYLVANIA CHIPPENDALE CARVED WALNUT CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Second half 18th century. Rectangular top with applied molded edge above the conforming case fitted with four graduated long drawers with thumb molded edges on a molded base flanked by engaged fluted quarter columns on a molded base raised on ogee bracket feet. SIZE: 37″ h x 44″ w x 21-3/4″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Maine and Pennsylvania estate collection. CONDITION: Chest retains original surface. Top with multiple water and alcohol stains. Original brasses absent, now with appropriate period brasses redrilled. Original feet with losses to proper left front and rear legs with old damages to bottom front of each front foot. Otherwise good. 52016-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 2275

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2276

FINE UNUSUAL FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY CARD TABLE.

Circa 1810, New York. The hinged square top with ovolo corners hinged and opening to rest on a gated rear leg, revealing a baize lined hinged writing slope flanked by baize lined wells for gaming pieces above the conforming string inlaid apron with central drawer. Raised on tapered square legs with banded cuffs. SIZE: 29-1/2″ h x 35-3/4″ w x 17″ d. CONDITION: The whole with professional French polish surface. The table with rich and vibrant color. 52132-4 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2276

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2277

ANTIQUE BANDERMAN SILK PRAYER RUG.

The rose mihrab with delicate tendrils at the corners within a main border of floral flower heads joined by leafy trelliswork, within floral guard borders. The lower edge of the rug with long knotted fringe, the top of the rug with knotted and bundled fringe. SIZE: 3′ 7-1/2″ w x 5′ 3″ h (excluding fringe). CONDITION: This good early example with even wear overall nearly to foundation. Foundation remains solid and structurally intact. 52341-14 (400-600) – Lot 2277

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2278

NEEDLEWORK MEMORIAL TO MRS. ESTHER SWEET BY HER DAUGHTER NANCY SWEET.

The needlework has a central obelisk type monument with willow tree and grieving girl. A church is seen on the left side in a landscaped foreground. The monument has black stitch inscription “Consecrated to the remains of the best of Mother’s. Mrs Esther Sweet, who was born Dec. 23rd, 1778 and departed this life Oct. 3rd, 1811. In the 33rd year of her age and Elizabeth Richardson Sweet, who was born March 3rd, 1811 and departed this life November 3rd, 1811”. Housed in a lemon gold gilt wood frame with glass having a black border with “Nancy Sweet” at bottom. SIZE: Sight: 20″ x 23-1/2″. Overall 24″ x 27-1/4″. CONDITION: There is some staining on the glass underneath with water stains to monument and across needlework. Stitching and background are intact. 52000-2 (800-1,200) – Lot 2278

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2279

THE FIRE BRIGADE APPROACHING THE CONFLAGRATION.

Interesting 19th Century oil on canvas scene shows an antique fire engine pulled by two horses and six men can be seen atop the wagon. The brass steam engine billows fire as they rush to a warehouse type building in flames. Several onlookers are seen in the foreground. A possible partial signature can be seen lower right. Housed in a modern gesso decorated frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 10-3/4″ x 14-3/4″. Overall: 15″ x 19″. CONDITION: Three patches to the original canvas with some touch up. There is all over, very fine craquelure with some light chipping mostly to right side & corner. 52290-1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2279

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2280

RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL FIREMAN’S PARADE LAMP.

Late 19th century, American. This rolled sheet iron example in original red paint with hinged swinging handle to be attached to wooden parade staff. Inscribed in white decoupage paper “THE HOOK AND LADDER CO. / WHAT THE FOREMAN SAYS GOES”. The opposing sides fitted with dark red glass panels, one side a hinged door. Each with foil painted image of a fireman beneath which is a scrolling banner inscribed “WHAT THE FOREMAN SAYS GOES”. The lantern roof of sarcophagus form with double semi-circular smoke baffle. Interior of the lantern fitted with a sheet iron oil wick lamp with brass burner within a circular sheet iron fence. SIZE: 13-3/4″ h x 6-1/2″ sq. CONDITION: Glass panels intact. Exterior red paint crusty and amalgamated with areas of weather foxing which now appears white. Otherwise in very good untouched condition. 51859-6 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2280

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2281

TWO RARE PICTORIAL SAMPLERS BY MARY ANN HANDSAKER.

Circa 1837/8. The two samplers memorializing the birth and premature death of her son, Thomas Handsaker. The first dated February 2 1837 identifying Thomas Handsaker, and depicting a manor house flanked by stylized trees and birds, the figure of young child with dog in foreground within a border of green and cream floral trellis work. The whole woven on linen foundation. The second sampler woven in identical style and manner, dated August 24th, 1838 and signed “Mary Ann Handsaker”. The example woven with a stylized flowering tree flanked by birds, smaller flowering shrubs and a basket filled with fruit and small dogs within an identical border to the first, also woven on linen. **Note: It is our belief that the two samplers, woven by Mary Ann Handsaker, illustrate the brief story of her son, Thomas Handsaker, who we surmise died August 24, 1838, 17 months after his birth. Below is the text of these examples: 1) Thomas Handshaker was Born February th 2. Lord what his life tis like a flower That blossoms and is gone We see it flourish for an hour With all its beauty on. But death comes like a wintry day And cuts the pretty flower away. See the littel Darling Boy A father’s Hope A mother’s Joy May The Sins Sad ruin Flee And Subject To his parents Be. Life is short death is sure. 2) And shall I say its yet too soon To Seek for heaven or think of death A flower may fade before tis noon And I this day resign my breath. Our days on the Earth are but a shadow And there is no abiding Aug 24th 1838 Mary Ann Handsaker. Each housed in a pine frame with gilt surround. SIZE: Sight: 13-1/2″ x 12-3/4″. CONDITION: The samplers each with toning. Colors with normal and expected fading. Minor and minimal deterioration of thread. Good to very good. 52340-4 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2281

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2282

NEW HAMPSHIRE SHERATON MAHOGANY WINGBACK CHAIR.

Early 19th century, Probably Portsmouth. The serpentine crestrail joined to dramatic ogival wings continuing to out scrolled over upholstered trapezoidal seat with serpentine seat rail. Raised on blocked spool-ring-turned blocked and cylindrical legs. Terminating in suppressed ball feet. The rear legs backswept. REF: Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast by Brock Jobe, for a similar example see pg 374. SIZE: 47″ h x 16″ h (seat) x 34-1/2″ w x 32″ d (approximately). CONDITION: The chair has been recovered in a cream silk damask and is very good condition. Chair structurally very good. Legs retain original untouched surface with dark patina. Very good overall. 52135-7 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2282

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2283

FEDERAL MAHOGANY PRESENTATION TIMEPIECE.

First third 19th century, Concord, Massachusetts. Second generation case surmounted by gilt onion finial above the circular iron dial with Roman numeral chapter ring fastened by guide pins. The dial fitted with single aperture and with an inscribed spurious signature “Wood”. Door with original glass bezel held by three tabs. The eight day brass movement mounted with a single screw through the backboard. The case throat glass with eglomise keystone design with floral and gilt decoration flanked by diamond form cutout brass sidearms above the box base with hinged door fitted with eglomise panel depicting a young girl on stage with bouquet of flowers beneath drapery. The door is fastened with a key lock. The box base with gilt presentation bracket with double row of spherules. SIZE: 39-1/2″ h. CONDITION: The unmarked movement with steel crutch. Repair to suspension spring and keystone. Lead weight and pendulum original. Eglomise panels original. Very good overall. 52398-4 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2283

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2284

DRAMATIC FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY SERPENTINE CARD TABLE.

First quarter 19th century, possibly New York. The deep serpentine sides with shortened elliptic front, the edges cross-banded above the conforming apron with figured mahogany veneers and an oval figural maple patera within a rectangle. The edges cross-banded. Raised on square tapering legs headed by birds eye maple inlaid panels and crossbanded cuffs tapering to pointed feet. SIZE: 29″ h x 35″ w x 19″ d. CONDITION: With fine, well-maintained polished surfaces. No damage or restoration noted. Very good overall. 52345-3 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2284

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2285

EXCEPTIONAL SILK AND WATERCOLOR NEEDLEWORK PAINTING “SPRING”.

Early 19th century, signed lower left beneath eglomise panel “Sarah Rofrase(?) 1813, age 11 years”. The work depicting a classically dressed affluent couple with their three children amidst a pastoral landscape; a rainbow in the sky and with details of water wheel mill, stream, tree, shrubs and flowers. The gentleman in foreground holding a garland of flowers while gazing at his daughter. The mother, holding a pouch of flowers gazing at and reaching out to a son. The second son with fishing pole in background. All mounted beneath an original eglomise glass panel titled “Spring”, on a pine stretcher housed in a gilt pine frame. SIZE: 18-3/4″ h x 15-1/2″ w. CONDITION: The work with minor silk loss, mainly to proper left knee of gentleman. Scattered small paint losses to eglomise panel. Frame with loss of gilding. Stretcher retains remnants of 1909 Milwaukee, Wisconsin newspaper over original wallpaper. Otherwise very good. 51859-40 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2285

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2286

WONDERFUL PAIR OF 18TH CENTURY NEEDLEWORK PORTRAITS.

A matched pair identically housed in black frames with sandpaper gold mats behind glass. The oval presentation having a wreath border surrounding a man in one and a woman in the other. Landscapes can be seen behind in colorful blues, greens & browns. One with a house and the other with a castle having figures. SIZE: Sight: 10″ x 8-1/4″. Overall: 14-1/4″ x 14″. CONDITION: Generally very good, not examined out of frames, mats with discoloration. 52094-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2286

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2287

18TH CENTURY DIMINUTIVE CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY CAMEL BACK SETTEE.

Second half of the 18th century. The serpentine crest rail joined to boldly out scrolled arms on conforming shaped supports with deeply carved scrolling leaf-tips terminating in rolled ears centering the upholstered seat with serpentine rail raised on 6 slender cabriole legs terminating in small feet with molded scrolled flutes. Covered in early stripped silk fabric, (much deteriorated). A wonderful diminutive size with beautiful delicate proportions. SIZE: 37″ h, overall 67″ l, seat: 16-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Frame is sound structurally with some small old replaced returns and left front leg repair. 52380-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2287

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2288

FINE BIJAR CORRIDOR RUG, NORTHWEST PERSIA.

Second quarter 20th century. The vibrant carpet with dense polychrome floral sprays aligned within a blue/black ground. The vibrant rose red main border with tarantula design alternating with lotus blossoms within scrolling floral polychrome guard borders. SIZE: 3′ 4″ x 16′ 3″. CONDITION: The carpet with loss to fringes and wear and fading to corners at one end, fringe absent, pile otherwise remains full with strong color and suppleness. 51899-3 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2288

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2289

RARE 18TH CENTURY QUEEN ANNE ACCORDION GAME TABLE.

This table with cabriole legs and pad feet, having a shaped top with rounded corners opens to reveal a felt-covered playing surface with four oval recessed areas for gaming chips. Each of the corners of the table recessed for a candle holder. The table having an all over carved decoration, some of which may be of Victorian era vintage. SIZE: Opens to 30″ x 33″. CONDITION: Generally good. Some small veneer losses on the apron. 52380-29 (2,750-3,750) – Lot 2289

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2290

SIR HENRY RAEBURN (United Kingdom/Scotland, 1756-1823) PORTRAIT OF JOHN BALFOUR, M.P.

Oil on canvas half portrait shows a handsome young man with curly brown hair wearing a brown coat, yellow vest & white stock. On verso of stretcher is a period penned inscription “John Balfour”. Housed in a fine gesso decorated gilt frame with artist & title “John Balfour of Trenabie. Orkney N.B.”. IMPORTANT NOTE: Accompanying the painting is a 10-page booklet dated July 1921 by W. Roberts titled “John Balfour M.P.” by Sir Henry Raeburn R.A.. The booklet has, as it’s frontice piece, an engraving of this portrait and the history of the portrait and John Balfour. John Balfour was, for over half a century, head of the Orkney Branch and the family derives its’ name from Balfour Castle in Fifeshire. The first recorded ancestor was Siward who was slain by Macbeth, whose story has been immortalized by Shakespeare. John was born in 1750 and married in 1783. He was elected to the House of Commons as Member for Orkney and Shetland, first in July 1790 and secondly in April 1920. He lived in London and died in 1842. This portrait was recorded in Mr. James Greig’s monograph on Raeburn. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. Overall: 37″ x 32″. PROVENANCE: Descended in the family of Albert L. Ellsworth, founder of the British American Oil Company ((B/A), which was the predecessor to Gulf Canada. CONDITION: Old lining, very good. 52210-12 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 2290

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2291

FINE SEMI-ANTIQUE KUBA ORIENTAL RUG, EAST CAUCASUS.

Late 19th century. This fine example with dense rows of floral shrubbery within striking sawtooth borders all on a chocolate ground. The main polychrome floral border on an ivory ground alternating with bi-color arrow heads within multiple candy striped guard borders. SIZE: 4′ 1″ x 6′ 2″. CONDITION: With minimal and minor even wear, rug remains very supple with strong palette and fine design, fringe absent at both ends into the exterior pale blue guard border. Outer edge of selvage partially exposed. 51899-6 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2291

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2292

FINE GEORGE III MAHOGANY CELLARETTE.

Third quarter 18th century, England. The rectangular stepped hinged top with bolection molding opening to the conforming case. The interior fitted with six bottle compartments. The case front with two molded panels with inset corners, the case sides fitted with brass carrying handles, the whole raised on original brass capped casters. SIZE: 32″ h x 16″ l x 11″ w PROVENANCE: From a fine New Hampshire home. CONDITION: Cellarette retains original surface, untouched with fine patina and rich color, rear and side panels each with horizontal shrinkage cracks, now stabilized, otherwise very good. 52210-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2292

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2293

IMPORTANT GEORGE III MAHOGANY RIBBON-BACK SIDE CHAIR.

This fine example with molded serpentine pierced crest rail continuing to molded ears and pendant belle flowers over three conforming slats each with an oval floral carved rosette flanked by scrolling leaf tips, above the shaped saddle seat frame. Raised on frontal chamfered legs and back-swept rear legs joined by a recessed box stretcher. *NOTE* The consignor had this chair examined by Alan Miller who gave the opinion that this important chair has outstanding carving and opined that it was among the best example of this kind that he had ever examined. He appraised the chair for the client at 4,000 – 6,000. SIZE: 38″ h, 17″ h (seat) x 21″ w (overall), x 21-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Structurally very good, frame is fully exposed for examination. Retains original dry crusty surface with good patina and color. Very good overall. 52235-14 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2293

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2294

SEMI-ANTIQUE SHIRVAN PRAYER RUG, EAST CAUCASUS.

Circa 1900. Rows of candlestick and geometric floral polychrome designs within conforming sawtooth borders within a Mihrab of floral design. The main border of wineglass design on madder red ground. The guard borders of dog-tooth and crenelated design on pale indigo and midnight blue grounds. SIZE: 3′ 7″ x 4′ 3″. CONDITION: With even wear throughout exposing some foundation, complete loss of fringe and wear to selvage, no significant restoration noted. 51899-7 (800-1,200) – Lot 2294

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2295

GOOD GEORGE II MAHOGANY TRAY TOP KETTLE STAND.

Third quarter 18th century, England. The octagonal tray top with nice figured mahogany joined to the ring and urn-turned pedestal, raised on three cabriole legs terminating in platform pad feet. SIZE: 23″ h x 12″ d. CONDITION: Very fine condition with undisturbed polished surfaces and good patina. No restoration noted. 51309-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 2295

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2296

SHIRAZ ORIENTAL RUG.

Second quarter 20th century. Three aligned poled medallions in maroon and ivory on a deep indigo ground with dense polychrome floral designs and animal symbols within a scrolling border centered by wine red spandrels. The main border alternating with geometric squares, scorpion, and crab designs within multiple guard borders. SIZE: 6′ 6″ x 9′ 4″. PROVENANCE: From a private Connecticut collection. CONDITION: Rug retains generally good pile with some spot low areas noticeably in one spandrel and in central ground. Rug retains soft and supple quality with good luster and good color. Light soiling throughout. 52341-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 2296

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2297

GEORGE III SILVER TEA CADDY.

Circa 1786. Hallmarked for John Wakelin & William Tayor, London. The square hinged lid applied with a cherry sprig for a handle. Lid with impressed scrolling leaf tips. Caddy sides each with three classical pedestals surmounted by garlands all within beaded borders raised on C-scrolled feet. Hallmarks located on center of bottom (see detail photo). SIZE: 5-3/4″ h x 4″ square. CONDITION: Generally very good, with normal and expected wear, no structural damage. 51911-34 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 2297

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2298

ENGLISH STERLING SILVER SALVER, BIRMINGHAM 1849-50, BY ADIE BROTHERS.

Salver with scroll and shell border resting on three rolled acanthus leaf feet. Fully hallmarked on the underside. Weight is approximately 35 troy oz. SIZE: 13″ w (widest). PROVENANCE: The Webster Family Trust descended from the Rockefeller/Dodge Family. CONDITION: Scratching to center, couple small dings to silver. 51508-44 (500-1,000) – Lot 2298

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2299

ENGLISH STERLING SILVER COVERED LOVING CUP, LONDON 1765-6 BY FRANCIS BUTTY & NICHOLAS DUMEE.

The cup decorated around the body with repousse design and applied scroll and acanthus leaf handles to each side. Comes with original cover. Both parts fully hallmarked on the underside of each piece. Weight is approximately 61 troy oz. SIZE: 14″ h x 11-1/2″ at widest. PROVENANCE: The Webster Family Trust descended from the Rockefeller/Dodge Family. CONDITION: Two small splits to the silver on foot. 51508-38 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2299

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2300

IRISH STERLING SILVER OPEN SALTS, DUBLIN 1777.

Each made in flattened form standing on claw form feet rising to lion’s heads accenting the bodies. The interiors finished in a gilt wash and the undersides hallmarked with Sterling Standard, City of Dublin, and a date mark of 1777. Weight is approximately 24 troy oz. SIZE: 4-1/4″ diameter. PROVENANCE: The Webster Family Trust descended from the Rockefeller/Dodge Family. CONDITION: The feet on one have been slightly pushed up into the body. 51508-41 (800-1,200) – Lot 2300

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2301

PAIR OF SCOTTISH REPOUSSE SILVER BOWLS, EDINBURGH, 1842-3 BY MACKAY & CHISHOLM.

The pair in shallow form with scalloped walls and decorated with repousse mythological masks and shell design. Each fully hallmarked. Weight is approximately 25 troy oz. SIZE: 9-3/4″ diameter. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Hampshire home. CONDITION: Very good. 52210-6 (500-750) – Lot 2301

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2302

SEMI-ANTIQUE SHIRVAN RUG, EAST CAUCASUS.

Last quarter 19th century. With diagonal rows of bright polychrome snowflake devices on a midnight blue ground within a mustard modified key border. The madder red main border with geometric polychrome tarantula design bounded by lightning bolt ivory devices on a coffee ground. SIZE: 3′ 5″ x 4′ 6″. CONDITION: Overall even wear with additional minimal areas of wear to foundation, fringes mostly intact as are selvages, rug remains very supple. Good overall. 51899-9 (800-1,200) – Lot 2302

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2303

TWO ANTIQUE KARABAUGH RUGS, NORTHWEST PERSIA.

1) Circa 1900. Four aligned crab medallions in ivory and medium indigo on a variegated terracotta and light brown ground, the main border of overlapping geometric designs within sawtooth guard borders. 2) Late 19th century. With two opposing tarantula madder red and ivory medallions on an indigo border with candy cane, snowflake and saz leaf designs within the field. SIZE: 1) 3′ 8″ x 6′ 3″. 2) 3′ 4″ x 6′ 6″ PROVENANCE: From a private Connecticut collection. CONDITION: 1) Rug is worn overall commensurate with age and in use wear, small repairs to weave throughout, loss of braided fringe at both ends, one end into guard border. Light soiling throughout. Fair overall. 2) Wear overall to foundation in many areas, losses to selvage and fringes, moderate in use wear commensurate with age, soiling throughout. 52341-7, 52341-8, (800-1,200) – Lot 2303

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2304

GEORGE III INLAID OAK CHEST ON CHEST.

3rd quarter 18th century, England. In two parts, the upper case with cove molded cornice above the mahogany frieze with Greek key contrasting inlays above an arrangement of two aligned short drawers over three long drawers, the case sides with canted corners with cross-banding fitted above the lower conforming case with mid-molding and with three long drawers all with thumb molded edges. Raised on a molded base of bracket feet with shaped returns. SIZE: 74-1/2″ h x 43″ w x 21-1/2″ d. CONDITION: The case with reproduction brass hardware of correct styling. Case sides with stabilized age cracks professionally spliced and repaired. Chest re-polished, showing normal and expected age appropriate wear. Good overall. 51911-48 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2304

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2305

FINE GEORGE III CARVED MAHOGANY GAINESBOROUGH LIBRARY ARMCHAIR.

Third quarter 18th century, England. The square overupholstered canted bank with serpentine crest joined to outcurved arms with floral carved grips raised on incurved reeded supports centering the trapezoidal overupholstered seat. The whole covered in early tan brass tacked leather upholstery. The chair raised on square molded and chamfered frontal legs with acanthus leaf carving, the rear legs backswept and chamfered, all joined by recessed box stretcher raised on original casters. SIZE: 39-1/2″ h of back. 17″ h of seat. 27-1/2″ w. 28-1/2″ approx d. CONDITION: Frame with untouched surface with dark color and good patina. Leather covering well worn with lustrous finish. Block reinforcement to inside of frontal seat rail. Cross stretcher has been repaired and tightened. Otherwise good. 52398-2 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2305

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2306

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

First quarter 19th century, England. The oval beveled mirror plate within a beaded and foliate molded surround flanked by classical urns emitting fanciful floral totems joined to scrolling grapevines each centered with a floral rondel above which is perched a pair of standing opposing Phoenix birds. The crest applied with a classical urn ribbon tied with belle flower swags joined to the birds and raised on a floral pedestal above a cluster of pendant water leaves. The mirror joined to a pair of shaped shelves centering three scrolled candle arms with carved wood cups and bobeches above the pendant apron of three floral swags centering a putti on floral stand. SIZE: Overall 54″ t x 26″ w. CONDITION: All elements original, mirror has been reinforced with flat metal braces in the rear. Small areas of professional restoration to leaf tips and slight gilding touch-ups throughout, nicely blended and unobtrusive. 52229-9 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2306

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2307

ANTIQUE HERIZ RUG, NORTHWEST PERSIA.

First third 20th century. The bold arabesque poled medallion in vibrant shades of midnight blue, pale indigo and wine red on a rose red field with dense geometric polychrome floral trellis work within ivory spandrels with sawtooth borders and dense polychrome designs including scorpion. All within a blue/black guard border of floral trellis work with chartreuse guard borders of polychrome flower heads. SIZE: 7′ 3″ x 10′ 2″. CONDITION: Carpet retains vibrant palette with generally good pile but with spot wear to areas of foundation. 51911-56 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2307

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2308

GEORGE III MAHOGANY LEATHER TOP DOUBLE PEDESTAL DESK.

Last quarter 18th century, England. The desk in three parts. The rectangular top with molded edge fitted with three aligned drawers with cockbeaded edges, the centermost fitted with inkwell compartments and hinged writing slope (slope now absent). The top with inset tooled red leather writing surface. Each pedestal fitted with a bank of three drawers and three shelves with simulated books at the end. Each pedestal additionally fitted with two adjustable shelves at one end. Opposing molded panels at the front. The whole raised on molded bracket feet. SIZE: 30-1/2″ h x 56″ l x 31-1/2″ w. CONDITION: With old untouched surface. Leather writing surface intact with in use wear and pleasing luster. Very good overall. 52398-1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2308

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2309

HEPPLEWHITE MAHOGANY SLANT LID DOCUMENT BOX.

First quarter 19th century, England. The shaped hinged sloping lid with string inlaid borders opening to interior fitted with stationery compartments aligned behind an inkwell compartment all within the conforming case fitted with brass carrying handles and with frontal escutcheon and matching brass latch all on a thin molded plinth. SIZE: 15″ t x 8-3/4″ w x 11-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Case has been re-polished, veneers stabilized and with restored areas containing filler. Brass hardware appears original, one molded edge of liner needs reattachment, good overall. 52229-5 (600-800) – Lot 2309

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2310

J CARPENTER (British, 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN SEATED WITH NEWSPAPER.

Watercolor on paper mounted to linen portrait shows a young man seated in a red upholstered armchair holding a newspaper. Extremely well rendered with details to clothing & facial features. Signed lower right “J. Carpenter” along with date of “1853” which may bee a later addition. Housed in an antique birdseye maple frame, being glass. SIZE: 21-1/2″ x 16-1/2″. Overall: 24-3/4″ x 19-3/4″. CONDITION: Examined out of frame, very good with some age toning. 51911-57 (800-1,200) – Lot 2310

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2311

PORTRAIT BELIEVED TO BE LORD JOHN RUSSELL HOLDING THE SECOND ISSUE OF “CONSTITUTION” NEWSPAPER.

Oil on canvas half portrait depicts a half portrait of a young man with black coat & red tassel curtain behind. He holds a folded newspaper titled “Constitution” and appears to be dated January 12, 1812 which happens to be the second issue of this London newspaper. Unsigned. Later pencil inscription on verso “Lord Russell”. Housed in a modern gilt frame. SIZE: 29″ x 24-1/2″. Overall: 34″ x 29-1/2″. CONDITION: Lined, stable craquelure, generally very good. 52099-23 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2311

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2312

QUEEN ANNE WALNUT OPEN ARMCHAIR.

18th century, England. The horizontal crest rail continuing to cylindrical shaped stiles centering a vasiform splat with chamfered edge. The arms with shepherd’s crook grips and supports centering an over-upholstered balloon seat raised on C-scrolled carved cabriole legs with shaped molded returns, the frontal legs with angular shoe feet and backswept rear legs. SIZE: 34-1/2″ h x 24″ w x 24″ d. Seat h: 17″. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Hampshire home. CONDITION: Structurally very good, professionally cleaned, re-polished, and restored. Chair is sound and tight. 52210-2 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2312

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2313

FINE HEPPLEWHITE CLASSICAL CARVED GILT WOOD OVAL MIRROR.

First quarter 19th century, England. In the Adams style, the oval mirror plate within a conforming frame with molded beaded edge. The crest with scrolling tasseled banner swags hanging from a horizontal rod on which stands a classical urn emitting wheat plumes flanked by foliate sprigs. The mirror sides with foliate edges terminating in water lilies in which is perched a Phoenix from whose beak falls pendant chains of draped belle flowers attached to leaf tips and floral rosettes terminating at the base and joined to an inverted pendant foliate spray. SIZE: 47-1/2″ t x 26″ w. CONDITION: Structurally good and mostly intact with small areas of spot gilding loss, small areas of professional repair to tips of carved elements and spots of gilding minor in nature. Mirror plate is original with some slight foxing notably in upper edge and left side facing. Very good overall. 52229-8 (1,200-2,000) – Lot 2313

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2314

FINE REGENCY BIRD’S-EYE MAPLE DOUBLE TEA CADDY.

1st quarter 19th century, England. The rectangular hinged top with sloping sides with ebony string inlay opening to an interior fitted with a pair of hinged lid tea boxes centering an opening for waste bowl, now absent. The case fitted with molded brass lion’s head carrying handles and raised on cast brass paw feet. SIZE: 7-1/2″ h x 13-1/2″ l x 6-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Polished surfaces with honey brown color, very good overall. 51911-38 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2314

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2315

REGENCY ROSEWOOD AND ABALONE TEA CADDY.

The rectangular lid with central panel and sloping sides opening to an interior fitted with two lidded tea bins centering a velvet lined well to hold waste bowl (not present). The sides fitted with heavy brass ring handles. Front with abalone escutcheon above a reeded half-round molding raised on suppressed ball feet. Box inlaid with abalone panels depicting scrolling floral vinery. SIZE: 8″ h x 14″ l x 6-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Professionally re-polished, structurally very good, good surface. 51911-37 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2315

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2316

INLAID MAHOGANY BUTLER’S SECRETARY BOOKCASE.

Early 19th century, England. The rectangular case with molded inlaid and cross-banded cornice fitted to the two door bookcase with Gothic style astragal-glazed doors, the interior with three adjustable shelves fitted to the lower case with contrasting maple veneer rectangular panels above a simulated drawer with hinged front opening to an interior of valanced pigeonholes flanked by stationery drawers all over three long drawers with cockbeaded edges above a shaped apron with inlaid mollusk shell patera. Raised on shaped French feet. SIZE: 83-1/4″ h x 42″ w x 17-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Secretary has been re-polished with professional cosmetic repairs. Brasses are period replacements. Otherwise good. 51911-72 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2316

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2317

GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST ON CHEST.

Late 18th century. England. The case in two parts. The upper case of two aligned short drawers over three long drawers, all with cockbeaded edges, with molded cornice, fitted to the mid-molded lower case of three long graduated drawers with cockbeaded edges on a molded base raised on bracket feet with shaped returns. SIZE: 71″ h x 40″ w x 21″ d. PROVENANCE: Downeast Maine home, descendant of Knud Rasmussen, famous Danish arctic explorer whose “greatest achievement” was the massive Fifth Thule Expedition (1921–1924) being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Brasses later replacements, bracket feet are replacements, vertical minor shrinkage cracks on upper case sides, backboards original, one drawer edge with 3″ loss to cockbeading, early refinish, otherwise very good. Structurally sound. 51871-1 (500-1,000) – Lot 2317

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2318

UNSIGNED (British, 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A THREE-MAST SHIP.

Oil on canvas scene shows the ship sailing right to left with the Cliffs of Dover in the background. Perpendicular to the ship is a rendering of what probably is the same ship sailing toward the cliffs. Unsigned. Housed in a gesso decorated gilt modern frame. SIZE: 27-1/2″ x 41-1/2″. Overall: 32-1/2″ x 46″. CONDITION: Lined, craquelure, chips, inpainting, in need of restoration. 52306-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 2318

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2319

UNSIGNED (English, 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF THE TWO-MAST SCHOONER “MARY”.

Oil on canvas ship portrait shows the black hulled vessel sailing left to right with full sails. She flies the British flag and other signal flags. Four men are seen on deck and the name is on the back side of the ship. Other ships are seen on the horizon line including a large steamer. Housed in a lemon gold molded wood period frame. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. Overall: 29-1/2″ x 39-1/4″. CONDITION: Craquelure, discolored varnish, restored with inpainting. 52094-10 (800-1,200) – Lot 2319

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2320

MONOGRAMMED (American/British, 18th Century) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN.

Oil on canvas depicts a half portrait of a seated man with thinning gray hair, bushy sideburns, wearing a brown coat & vest. Signed with an indiscernible monogram under which is “1799” approx. 8″ from bottom left corner. Housed in a later antique gesso decorated gilt frame with corner loss. SIZE: 30″ x 25″. Overall: 38″ x 33″. CONDITION: Old restoration, wax lined, good. 52099-48 (1,000-1,200) – Lot 2320

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2321

THREE FRAMED MARINE WORKS ON PAPER.

1) ENGLISH SCHOOL (19th/20th century) SEA NYMPH, Watercolor and gouache on paper, matted and framed under glass, unsigned. 2) WORDEN G WOOD (American, 1880 – 1943) USS NORTH CAROLINA, Watercolor and gouache on paper, matted and framed under glass, signed lower left “Worden Wood”, titled on mat. 3) JOHN STOBART (American, b. 1929) THE SCHOONER YACHT “AMERICA”, color lithograph, limited edition published by Kennedy Gallery New York, blind stamped lower left. Signed lower right “John Stobart”. Mat is inscribed with signatures by all of the members of Princeton University Class of 1924 (and some of their wives), who attended a “Mini-Reunion” at Annapolis, MD on October 20, 1968. See verso for the handwritten covering note of one of the Class members, known as “Kipper,” sent to another Class member, “Jim,” transmitting and accompanying this Stobart lithograph for the reasons set forth in the note. SIZE: 1) 13″ x 8″. Overall: 20-1/2″ x 25″ 2) 13-3/8″ x 20″. Overall: 23″ x 28-3/4″ 3) 23″ x 31″. Overall: 31-1/2″ x 39-1/2″. CONDITION: Not examined out of frames. 1) Discoloration in sky. 2) Very good. 3) Mat burn around edges. 52403-4 (600-900) – Lot 2321

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2322

E. CUTTAN (19th/ 20th century) BOATING OFF SMALL ISLAND.

Large oil on canvas scene shows two small sailboats in white crested greenish ocean with seagulls and island. Housed in a painted gold gesso decorated frame with gilt liner, signed lower left. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. Overall: 32-1/2″ x 45″. CONDITION: Craquelure, discolored varnish, inpainting, otherwise good. 52133-2 (800-1,200) – Lot 2322

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2323

REGENCY OVAL BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY CELLARETTE.

1st quarter 19th century, England. The oval hinged lid brass bound with single knob, the top with conforming string inlay, above the conforming base. Fitted with a removable copper liner. The base with two brass bands, each end fitted with lion’s mask brass handle. The whole raised on square tapered string inlaid legs terminating in brass capped casters. SIZE: 29-1/2″ h x 30″ l (overall) x 20-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Two shrinkage cracks in lid now stabilized, proper left side of cellarette with veneer loss behind brass handle, otherwise structurally good. Liner original, rich brown color. Good overall. 51911-50 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2323

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2324

REGENCY MAHOGANY SEWING TABLE.

1st quarter 19th century, England. This delicate example with rectangular top and hinged D-form leaves above the conforming case fitted with a single drawer simulating two drawers and opposing sham drawers above a fitted sliding storage drum covered in pale lemon pleated silk within a yolk supporting frame joined to an in-curved standard on circular plinth. Raised on four out-swept legs applied with reeded rondels raised on casters. The table with bold Circassian walnut burl veneers. SIZE: 28″ h x 16″ w (closed) x 16-3/4″ d. 28″ x 16-3/4″ (open). CONDITION: Surfaces untouched and original with good color and patina, normal and expected in-use wear. Good overall. 51911-5 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2324

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2325

CHIPPENDALE TRANSITIONAL GILT WOOD LEAF CARVED OVAL MIRROR AND HEPPLEWHITE CLASSICAL CARVED GILT WOOD MIRROR.

1) Late 18th early 19th century, England. In the Oriental taste, this classical oval mirror with conforming plate within a gadrooned molded surround with leaf tip borders flanked by large C-scroll molded side arms beneath the crest formed by conjoined leafy boughs tied at the crest with molded banding. The base of each frond surmounted by pagoda formed roofs on C-scroll supports. The base of the mirror frame with molded C-scrolls centering a foliate pendant. 2) First quarter 19th century, probably England. The rectangular mirror plate within the molded frame with beaded edge surmounted by a classical urn with wheat cresting above S-scrolled foliate and floral decorative elements in the Adam”s style. The pendant pierced apron similarly carved with central inverted pendant pineapple. SIZE: 1) 46″ t x 27″ w. 2) 52″ t x 17″ w. CONDITION: 1) Structurally very good, with original mirror plate, original gilding mostly intact. Some old professional repairs throughout, minor in nature, and with some re-touched gilding. Mirror plate with abrasions on silver backing with spot losses, blued glass appears original. Very good overall. 2) Mirror plate with diagonal crack lower left corner facing. With extensive foxing. The gilt and carved elements with some minor professional restoration and re-gilding. Molded edge of frame with areas of gilding and gesso loss. Otherwise good. 52229-6, 52229-7, (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2325

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2326

PERIOD GEORGIAN 8 DRAWER CHEST ON CHEST.

Chest on chest features a delicate dental molding at the cornice with a relief lattice carved panel bordering the top. Each drawer with bead molding and fine mahogany veneer fitted with what appears to be the original brass pulls. The upper case with 2 smaller drawers at top and 3 graduated drawers below. The lower case with 3 graduated drawers all on a molded bracket foot base. SIZE: 44″ l x 72″ h x 22-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Generally good. 52380-17 (2,750-3,750) – Lot 2326

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2327

BIEDERMEIER SOFA.

Circa 1830, Germany or Austria. An ambitious and successful example with pleasing lines, fine figured walnut wood choice and desirable marquetry scene inlaid at center of the crest rail; in appealing striped upholstery. SIZE: 36-1/2 t x 93″ l. Height of seat 17″, approximate depth 28″. CONDITION: Good condition with minor old repairs and imperfections; upholstery in good condition. 51878-1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2327

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2328

PAIR OF LUNEVILLE FAIENCE RECUMBENT LIONS.

Rare pair of Luneville Faience lions show each lion lying on a green sponged rectangular platform with tail curved over their backs. Lions have bright polychrome glaze. Unsigned. SIZE: 17-1/2″ l x 14″ t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent with some very minor crazing and a small chip to the glaze on eyebrow of one lion. 52266-2 (800-1,200) – Lot 2328

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2329

CARVED AND GILT BAROMETER/THERMOMETER BY CHARLES BIESSE.

Late 18th century, Orleans, France. This classic example with oval paper on wood dial, a glass thermometer in the center next to a post on which is mounted delicate cut iron pointer arms, each with arrow form tip. The inscriptions, designs, dials and measurements all written in ink, the makers name, occupation, and location centered at the bottom of the dial centered at the bottom of the coil. The dial set within an oval molded frame carved with leaf tips and with beaded edge beneath a scrolling crest of foliate vinery centering a ribbon tied basket of fruit and farm tools above a garland. Base of the barometer with carved and gilt drapery centering an inverted sheaf of wheat. SIZE: Dial sight 14-3/4″ h x 12-3/4″ w. Overall 36″ h x 20-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Barometer dial all original, frame and carving with original gilt surface. Areas of red sizing visible. Generally intact with early loss to point of shovel, some old minor repairs to carved foliage. Gilding with minimal and minor touch-ups to areas of abrasion, otherwise with normal and expected in-use wear and with fading to ink. Otherwise very good and original. *NOTE* Barometer may not be functional, barometer hands attached to a coil on verso and may have been driven by a mercury tube or reservoir, now absent. 52136-1 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2329

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2330

FRENCH PROVINCIAL CHERRY FARMHOUSE TABLE.

Early to mid 19th century, France. Solid rectangular plank top with modified breadboard ends projecting above the conforming apron raised on angular cabriole legs terminating in hoof feet. Table fitted with cutlery drawer at each end. SIZE: 30″ h x 79″ l x 30-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Table top with extensive in use wear and abrasions commensurate with age. Top has been stabilized and cracks have been professionally filled. Cutlery drawers have been rebuilt. Base with old surface in undisturbed patina. Good overall. 51915-2 (400-600) – Lot 2330

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2331

FOLK ART FULL BODIED COPPER ROOSTER WEATHERVANE ON SPIRE.

2nd half 19th century, France. With three-dimensional crest and large waddle rendered with open beak, the body with applied sheet copper wings. The full-blown tail continuing to sheet copper feathers mounted on a tapering square spire all in bright verdigris surface. Weathervane now mounted on iron rod joined to four legged base accompanied by square wood plinth. SIZE: 44″ h (including stand) x 22″ approx length x 5-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Generally good with undisturbed surface. 52183-1 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2331

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2332

UNUSUAL LARGE LOUIS XV PROVINCIAL BEECH FIVE LEG CANAPE.

Late 18th century, France. The scalloped serpentine crestrail above the padded back joined to in-curved molded arms with out-scrolled grips continuing to curved and molded supports centering the over-upholstered seat with cushions above. The seat rail scalloped and shaped with floral and foliate carved edge raised on five frontal foliate carved and molded cabriole legs terminating in scrolled snail feet. The five rear legs comprised of three square legs flanked by two shaped legs. The canape recently upholstered in pale pink damask. SIZE: 42″ h of back x 8’8″ l x 27″ d. CONDITION: Structurally sound, frame with areas of old insect damage now inactive. Abrasions and in-use wear commensurate with age. One central rear leg repaired. Frame reinforcement done during re-upholstery process. 51875-4 (600-900) – Lot 2332

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2333

ROCOCO MARBLE TOP ROSEWOOD CENTER TABLE.

Mid 19th century, Europe. The original rectangular black marble top with red and white striations with serpentine edges and turret corners projecting above the conforming rosewood base. Foliate carved overall with scrolling borders raised on cabriole legs with foliate scrolls terminating in boldly carved claw tipped claw feet. SIZE: 30″ h x 43″ l x 24″ w. CONDITION: Table base has been re-polished with stabilization of veneers in apron. Very good overall. 51911-16 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2333

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2334

INTRIGUING GROUP OF 18 SMALL BOXES OF WIDELY VARIED FORM AND MATERIAL.

Mid-18th/late 19th century, European or possibly American. Most of the boxes are made of wood however shagreen, marquetry, paper mache, and vegetable ivory examples are represented. Forms include heart, fist, shoe, square, round, and more delicately executed styles. A few larger examples have silver, mother of pearl, and brass pin inlays. A small music box has an intricately executed marquetry top. Others have added gilded or brass metal on the top. One small example has “Will you take a pinch?” written on the lid. SIZE: Smallest: 1″ x 2″. Largest: 3-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. CONDITION: Most boxes show expected wear but no abuse. All appear functional with no notable losses, all appear complete. 51628-7 (800-1,200) – Lot 2334

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2335

FRENCH PORCELAIN VASE.

19th century, France. The vase in a tall cylindrical form with inverted neck and flared scallop top rim. Scrolled handles with acanthus leaves applied at the shoulder. The front displaying a ship flying an American flag. SIZE: 15″ h. CONDITION: Restoration to the rim, loss to one leaf on the handle. 52103-11 (400-600) – Lot 2335

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2336

SMALL TERRESTRIAL GLOBE ON TURNED STAND.

19th century, Germany. Marked “THE EARTH published by J.G. KLINGER NUREMBERG constructed, delineated and etched by J.A. BUHLER”. SIZE: 5-1/2″ diameter. Height with stand 11″. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Morris Racker. CONDITION: Gores mostly intact, one small triangular loss in area above New Guinea east of the Philippines. Moderate soiling throughout, otherwise intact. 51956-49 (400-800) – Lot 2336

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2337

FINE MARQUETRY QUEEN ANNE DROP LEAF SWING LEG TABLE.

2nd half 18th century, probably Holland. The top with two oval marquetry panels of floral filled urns within striped line inlay borders. Each demilune leaf with a central floral filled urn within a rondel flanked by floral filled cornucopia, each with a butterfly above. The top projecting above a floral marquetry apron raised on tapering cylindrical legs, each with a marquetry floral tendril terminating in flattened round pad foot. Each side with one leg hinged on a gate for leaf support. SIZE: 28″ h x 41-3/4″ l (closed) x 13″ w (closed). 44-1/2″ l (open) x 41-3/4″ w (open). CONDITION: Table retains old if not original surface. Marquetry largely intact with minor professional repairs. Old repairs to areas of hinges, now stabilized. 51911-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2337

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2338

FINE MARQUETRY SLANT LID LADY’S DESK.

Mid 19th century, Holland. The rectangular case with bombe sides and hinged lid opening to an interior fitted with a bank of serpentine drawers, pigeon holes and prospect door, all with marquetry floral sprays and floral filled urns. The lid resting on lopers centering two long drawers above a scalloped apron raised on angular cabriole legs. The desk top with crossed floral filled cornucopia. The lid with dense floral marquetry, butterflies and birds all within a scrolling foliate border. The case sides each with a floral filled urn, the drawer fronts with floral filled cornucopia and butterflies. SIZE: 39″ h x 36″ w x 18-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Desk retains old if not original surface with good rich color and patina all with polished surfaces. The two part case with professionally stabilized shrinkage cracks, marquetry with normal and expected minor wear with minimal restoration. 51911-58 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2338

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2339
Revised: 8/1/2017

Please Note: Upon closer examination we noticed minor roughness approximately 1″ in length on the back, and a small plaster repair on the back left hand corner.

FRENCH MARBLE AND DORÉ MANTEL CLOCK.

First half 19th century. The marble base surmounted by Doré bronze cased clock with time and strike apertures and blued steel moon hands on the enamel dial, the eight day brass movement striking on bell with count wheel system striking on the hour and half-hour. A Japy Freres medallion impressed on the backplate. The clock crest cast with simulated dressing table with jewelry casque; mirror and robe draped across the top surface of the clock, additionally cast with floral garlands. A seated bronze figure of a young woman seated on a classical vanity chair dressed in chased and carved gown. Doré bronze pet dog at her feet. Mounted on a stepped white marble base raised on molded circular Doré bronze legs with pointed feet. Clock is offered with pendulum and key. SIZE: 13-1/2″ h x 16-1/2″ l x 5-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Bronze sculpture and clock in good untouched condition. Light soiling on marble base. Movement needs to be serviced to run properly. 52011-2 (800-1,200) – Lot 2339

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2340

RENAISSANCE REVIVAL CARVED SIDE CABINET.

19th century, Italy. The rectangular top with molded edge above the conforming case fitted with a frieze drawer carved with floral rosettes above a pair of recessed paneled cupboard doors flanked by carved pilasters each depicting a woman in classical garb above an apron carved with guilloches raised on pronounced knuckled paw feet. SIZE: 35″ h x 38-1/2″ w x 17-1/2″ d CONDITION: Cabinet has been restored and re-polished. Some lifting to veneers on doors now stabilized, otherwise good. 51911-18 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2340

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2341

BURL WALNUT SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT.

Mid 19th century, Europe. The large rectangular case fitted with a long frieze drawer with swelled front flanked by conforming reeded pilasters above the vertical hinged lid opening to a writing surface and with an interior fully fitted with drawers and pigeonholes and with central architectural storage area in the form of a galleried ballroom with full marquetry floor and mirror back (now absent). The interior of burl Circassian walnut, the writing surface ebonized. All above a pair of cupboard doors. On a molded plinth raised on suppressed mid-molded ball feet. Original keys present. SIZE: 63″ h x 41″ w (overall) x 20″ d. CONDITION: The cabinet with some areas of lifting veneer, minor in nature and with stable shrinkage cracks. Pine backboards original. Interior of secretaire is in very fine condition, original surface, clean and bright. 51911-11 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2341

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2342

EARLY 19TH CENTURY PAINT DECORATED STORAGE CHEST.

An early 19th century storage chest probably Scandinavian with original bold red, blue and yellow decoration. SIZE: 24-1/2″ x 18″, 15″ h. CONDITION: Paint shows wear in places. Split in top lid. 52380-7 (400-600) – Lot 2342

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2343

ANCIENT RELIC WOODEN WAGON WHEEL.

15th century or earlier, Europe. This extremely weathered hard wood example of a cart wheel with iron binders and fasteners and with remnants of original iron axle collar now mounted on a museum stand. SIZE: 23″ h x 21″ dia. CONDITION: Old clean surface now polished with coats of preservative. 51911-44 (600-900) – Lot 2343

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2344

SPECIAL DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE LOT.

This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please note, the hammer price of the lot will be matched dollar for dollar up to a $1,000 match and donated to the Dana-Farber Institute, commonly known as the “Jimmy Fund” locally. Founded in Boston in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Your gift provides Dana-Farber with crucial dollars that can be directed where and when they are needed the most. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very good. 51576-4 (300-400) – Lot 2344

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2345

RARE PAIR OF JAMES TUTTLE BOW BACK WINDSOR SIDE CHAIRS.

James Chapman Tuttle (1772-1849), Salem, Massachusetts. Each branded example with shaped molded crest centering eight simulated bamboo spindles joined to saddle seat. Raised on splayed and shaped cylindrical legs, joined by an H-form stretcher, in old green paint over original black. SIZE: 37-1/4″ h x 16-1/2″ h (seat). CONDITION: Structurally very good, with normal and appropriate wear. One chair with splinter loss to interior proper left side stretcher. Otherwise very good with clear visible brands. 52236-1 (1,000-1,400) – Lot 2345

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2346

SEMI-ANTIQUE KUBA ORIENTAL RUG, EAST CAUCASUS.

Late 19th century. The central midnight blue field with dense diagonal polychrome tarantula devices, each with a Leshgi star within a border of crab medallions. Two additional terracotta guard borders with polychrome floral trellis work centering a medium indigo main border with polychrome saz leaf decoration, alternating with flower heads. SIZE: 4’2″ x 6’6″. CONDITION: Even wear overall and with light soiling. Palette remains strong. Loss to fringe at each end. Loss into outer guard border at one end. Otherwise good overall. 52308-36 (800-1,200) – Lot 2346

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2347

FOLK ART HOOKED RUG OF A HOUSE.

First quarter 20th century, American. A folky hooked rug depicting a homestead under a starry moonlit sky in bright colors including reds, blues, greens and more. Also with earthy whites and beige’s. SIZE: 40″ h x 48″ w. CONDITION: Good. 52115-15 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2347

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2348

GOOD AMERICAN FOLK ART HOOKED RUG OF HORSE IN LANDSCAPE.

Late 19th century, New England. This entryway rug depicting a horse in green and browns walking through a landscape from right to left, large stylized tree on right side facing, two tiered fountain on left side facing, and a flowering branch above within a tan and rose pink border, arched across the top. SIZE: 27-1/2″ h x 47″ w. CONDITION: The rug has been professionally backed. Threads retain good pile with some oxidation at upper tip of brown two tiered fountain. Light soiling throughout with staining to lower blue border. Otherwise good. 52308-39 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2348

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2349

SHERATON PINE DROP LEAF HARVEST TABLE.

2nd quarter 19th century, New England. The rectangular single board top with conforming hinged leaves projecting above the straight apron, raised on swelled cylindrical spool-turned legs terminating in ball feet. SIZE: 29″ h x 70-3/4″ l x 20″ w (closed), 37-1/4″ w (open). CONDITION: Structurally very good with recently cleaned and polished surface. Table retains traces of original red wash. 52236-8 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2349

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2350

OUTSTANDING PRIMITIVE STILL LIFE OF WHITE COMPOTE WITH FRUIT AND CHEESE.

The painting on board shows a tall white compote holding blue grapes and a slice of cheese under which are two pears and three peaches with another slice of cheese all with a bluish grey background. Period frame with wonderful finish is square with raised square corners. The backboard marked in pencil “L.L. Cheevers Estate.” SIZE: 11-3/4″ x 11-3/4″. Overall: 14-3/4″ x 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Some light dirt spots, generally very good. 52279-8 (800-1,200) – Lot 2350

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2351

RARE NEW YORK CITY SACK-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR.

Late 18th century, New York. The bow back joined to seven spindles passing through the medial rail continuing to flat shaped grips raised on vase, ring and reel turned supports centering the shaped saddle seat with well defined pummel raised on boldly splayed vase, ring and reel turned legs joined to well defined bulbous stretchers, the medial stretcher with ring turnings, the armchair of mixed woods: Oak arm rail and bow, hickory spindles, maple legs, stretchers, and arm supports with poplar or pine seat. Reference: The Windsor Style in America Volume 2 by Santore, see plate 88 page 101 for similar example. SIZE: 36″ h x 22-1/2″ l x 21-1/2″ w. Seat: 17″ h. CONDITION: Very good overall with minor losses to underside of side stretchers and old dry varnish surfaces. 51859-27 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2351

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2352

WONDERFUL PRIMITIVE PAINTING OF A CAT RESTING IN BASKET.

The 19th century oil on board scene shows a white and grey cat lying in a gold striped green basket. Housed in a period gilt an ebonized frame retaining its original label in red and black “Manufactured by / S.H. Colesworthy / Portland, ME”. SIZE: 8-1/2″ x 11″. Overall 11-1/2″ x 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 52279-3 (800-1,200) – Lot 2352

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2353

TWO FINE AND UNIQUE CARVED 19TH CENTURY DOGS HEAD WALKING STICKS.

19th century, probably American. The first example of a carved Mastiff head with brown glass eyes, ivory ears and teeth joined to the cylindrical staff with ivory spacers and lanyard hole. Tapered figure maple shaft notched carved. The second walking stick of a well carved head of a hound. Ears laid back on head. Brown glass eyes and slightly elongated snout with protruding tongue as a handgrip. The dog fitted with a banded and studded brass collar serving as a lanyard holder joined to a knotted hickory shaft. Well polished with good patina. The dog well polished and carved with a pleasing expression. SIZE: 1) 34-1/4″ l. 2) 36″ l. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Very good, with all original surface and with mellow color and patina. 52331-2 (1,800-2,500) ESA – Lot 2353

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2354

SEMI-ANTIQUE SENNAH ORIENTAL RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA.

2nd quarter 20th century. With five rows of ten polychrome pinwheel medallions bordered by rows of pale indigo flower heads all on an ivory ground within a rich terracotta main border woven with turquoise flower heads and exotic stylized birds within turquoise guard borders. SIZE: 3′ 9″ x 5′ 9″. PROVENANCE: From a private Connecticut collection. CONDITION: Rug retains good pile with even wear throughout, absence of fringe at one end pulling in some areas of selvage, light soiling throughout, otherwise very good. 52341-6 (500-700) – Lot 2354

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2355

FEDERAL TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL MASTERS DESK.

1st quarter 19th century, New England. In two parts, the rectangular slant lid upper case with applied molding opening to an interior fitted with a row of cubby holes and open well. Fitted to the lower case within a cove molding over a thumb molded long drawer with original brass handles. Raised on chamfered and faceted square legs joined by rectangular box stretcher. Desk retains untouched surface. SIZE: 47″ h x 38″ w x 23-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Structurally intact. Hardware original. With good natural patina and fine reddish brown color. The lid with stable old shrinkage crack. Very good overall. 52236-13 (800-1,200) – Lot 2355

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2356

GOOD EARLY AMERICAN COPPER BED WARMER.

Late 18th or early 19th century, American. The bed warmer with domed hinged lid pierce carved with a floral filled Classical urn within a scrolling etched and pierced star border opening to the conforming copper pan joined to a ring-and-baluster-turned walnut handle with knop finial. SIZE: 42-1/2″ l x 12-1/4″ d of pan. CONDITION: Handle with untouched original surface and good patina and medium brown color. Pan appears structurally good with one small 1/2″ tear at rim, right side facing. Good overall. 51971-26 (800-1,200) – Lot 2356

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2357

VERY LARGE DEEP BURL BOWL.

First half 19th century. Carved showing hand hewn marks with footed bottom, separate inset walnut bottom. SIZE: 28″ dia. x 10″ h. CONDITION: Early wooden patch in lip, possibly at time of manufacture, with deep honey patina. 52232-3 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2357

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2358

LARGE CARVED APPLE FORM TEA CADDY.

2nd quarter 19th century, probably England. This good honest tea caddy in the form of an apple with knopped stem, the hinged lid opening to reveal the remnants of the original liner. The caddy with original oval escutcheon. SIZE: 5″ h x 5-1/4″ diameter. CONDITION: Untouched surface with mellow patina and honey brown color. Very good overall. 52279-1 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2358

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2359

BIRCH AND POPLAR BUCKET BENCH.

Mid 19th century, possibly New York. The two tier bench with three quarter shaped gallery centering a shelf fitted with two aligned thumb molded drawers above an open shelf joined to shaped and curved side panels, additionally fitted with a pair of paneled covered doors. Drawers and doors fitted with original turned-button knobs. SIZE: 46″ h x 36-1/2″ w x 13-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Original dry surface with in-use wear and staining on shelves. Structurally very good and sound. 52236-14 (800-1,200) – Lot 2359

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2360

UNSIGNED (American School, 19th century) NEW ENGLAND AUTUMN LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES.

This unsigned New England folk art oil on canvas depicting a large stone house situated near a lake surrounded by autumn splendor. Other houses can be seen along the shoreline as well as a man in a canoe enjoying the calm water. Two well dressed gentleman on horseback are riding along the stone wall lined property where a young girl in red dress awaits with her white lamb by her side. All under a colorful sunset sky. SIZE: 34-1/2″ x 47-1/2″. Overall: 38-1/4″ x 51-1/4″ CONDITION: Lined with scattered touch up and a 10″ restored vertical tear, minor abrasions, and canvas ripples. 50636-1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2360

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2361

ANTIQUE KAZAK ORIENTAL RUG, NORTH CAUCASUS.

Late 19th/ early 20th century. The four leshgi star medallions on an indigo field within a camel candlestick and saz leaf border within multiple indigo and camel geometric guard borders. SIZE: 4′ 6″ x 9′. CONDITION: With good muted palette, even wear throughout, loss to fringes, selvage intact. Rug remains supple, small area of re-weave at one end within central field and within two medallions. Otherwise good. 51911-13 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2361

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2362

NEW ENGLAND MAPLE DROP LEAF HARVEST TABLE.

First quarter 19th century, American. The rectangular single board top with conforming leaves projecting above the apron raised on slightly swelled ring-and urn-turned cylindrical tapering legs raised on onion feet with incised ankles. SIZE: 28″ h x 72″ l. 18-1/2″ w closed. 40″ w open. CONDITION: Top has been reattached and repaired at juncture of hinges with appropriate conforming square plugs in top. Normal and expected in use wear and abrasions now re-polished and with tones of medium honey brown color. Table is quite sturdy due to restoration. Good overall. 51911-7 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2362

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2363

TWO PRIMITIVE TRAMMEL LIGHTING DEVICES.

Late 18th early 19th century, New England. The first, a floor light fitted with a double wrought iron candle holder joined to an arm with ratchets suspended on a rectangular post with iron fasteners on a rounded square base. The second, a simple hanging pine trammel fitted with a club form platform for candle stick and mounted with a later rawhide hanger. SIZE: Floor 38-1/2″ h to 60″ h fully extended. Hanging 36″ h to 51″ h fully extended. CONDITION: Both original natural finish with normal and expected in-use wear. Very good overall. 52236-20 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2363

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2364

RARE PAINTING ON VELVET OF A SONGBIRD ON PINE BOUGH.

Last quarter 19th century, Maine. This small example mounted on a cardboard order sheet. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 7-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Very good, borders of velvet are marred from previous framing but do not affect the painting. 51706-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2364

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2365

GRAINED AND PAINT DECORATED DOME TOP BOX.

Mid 19th century, probably Maine. The domed lid with brass carrying handle painted with the initials “EW” in script in green and mustard yellow within a green border, hinged to the conforming box. Grained overall with conforming green borders all with mustard trim. SIZE: 6″ h x 15-1/4″ l x 8″ w. CONDITION: Two horizontal shrinkage cracks on lid originating from nailed fasteners. Edges of box with normal and expected wear and paint loss. Lock plate original as is latch. Brass handle of the period and original. Painted surface remains vibrant and original with some areas of dry and crusty surface. Generally very good. 52279-2 (500-800) – Lot 2365

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2366

FINE AMERICAN HOOKED RUG OF LIONESS AND HER CUB.

Last quarter 19th century, Probably Edward Sands Frost, Biddeford, Maine. Believed to be a first pattern example of a lioness and her cub in a tropical setting with palm trees in the background within a red and black striped border. SIZE: 32″ h x 62″ l. CONDITION: Area of losses above haunch of lioness and additional holes in area of right foreleg and in lower right foreground facing. Colors remain vibrant. Otherwise structurally good. 52308-37 (400-600) – Lot 2366

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2367

ARCHABALD AND SUSAN SMITH FAMILY RECORD.

Circa 1829, York county, Maine. Drawn and presented by “John B. Stevens”, gouache and watercolor on paper, covering the family from 1762 through 1818. SIZE: Sight 13-1/4″ h x 16-1/2″ w. Overall 16-1/2″ h x 19-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Mounted in a period frame with original glass. Gouache with creases and staining throughout also with irregular tears now stabilized under glass. A nice example in spite of condition. 52308-3 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2367

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2368

FRAMED BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THE CITY OF HALLOWELL, MAINE.

The scene from far above shows streets and houses along the Kennebec river with an inset rendering of the Classical Institute. 32 points of interest are numbered and can be found on the map. Published by J.J. Stoner, Madison Wisconsin. Housed in a walnut period frame behind glass. SIZE: Sight: 15-3/4″ x 27-3/4″. Overall: 20″ x 32″. CONDITION: Age toning, otherwise very good. 52137-5 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2368

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2369

UNSIGNED (American, 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF DR RICHARDSON’S HOUSE IN NORTH BRIDGTON, MAINE.

Oil on canvas portrait of a white connected New England House having green shutters, red chimneys and surrounded by a picket fence all seen under a blue and white cloud sky. Unsigned, housed in its original Victorian walnut frame with gilt liner. Modern label on reverse indicates location. SIZE: 9″ x 15″. Overall: 13″ x 19″. CONDITION: Very good. 52185-2 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2369

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2370

UNSIGNED (American, Last half of the 19th Century) HOUSE PORTRAIT FROM MILBRIDGE, MAINE.

Oil on board shows a light gray connected farmhouse with dark gray roofs. White rocks dot the edge of the dirt driveway and flowers line the road. A man leads his brown colt into the horse barn. A tripod with kettle is seen on right side with an American flag attached. Housed in a lemon gold period frame. SIZE: 14″ x 20-1/2″. Overall: 16-1/4″ x 23″. CONDITION: Very good, some spot touch up, right hand upper corner with repaired crease. 52185-1 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2370

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2371

JACK MADDEN (American, 20th Century) WONDERFUL PRIMITIVE PAINTING OF RANGELEY LAKE, MAINE.

Mixed media watercolor, gouache & crayon scene shows a panoramic view from the lake looking onto shore shows a series of large buildings along a dirt road with trees. In the foreground is “The Matie” which was a tourist boat captained by a Mr. Hailey. Signed lower left “Jack Madden” & titled lower right “The Matie/Rangeley Lake House in 1911″. Housed in a painted frame with modern mat behind glass. SIZE: Sight: 13-1/2″ x 23-1/2″. Overall: 19-1/4″ x 29-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good, not examined out of frame. 52279-7 (800-1,200) – Lot 2371

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2372

JEREMIAH PEARSON HARDY (American, 1800-1887) PORTRAIT OF REVEREND JOTHAM SEWALL (1761-1850) OF CHESTERVILLE, MAINE.

Large unsigned oil on canvas half portrait shows a distinguished older gentleman with white hair and stern look. His hand is hidden in his vest, Napoleon style, and his other arm rests on the arm of a fancy carved wood & upholstered chair. Housed in a large gesso decorated gilt frame with gilt liner. The oil on canvas has been laid to masonite and identified on verso with the typed label of sitter & artist. SIZE: 41″ x 33-1/4″. Overall: 52-1/2″ x 44-3/4″ PROVENANCE: De-accessioned through auction from the Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine CONDITION: As noted above, some inpainting, craquelure generally very good 52373-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2372

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2373

EARLY 19TH CENTURY “STATE OF MAINE” SLANT LID SECRETARY.

This two-part secretary dates to around 1820 (when Maine became a State). The upper portion, a cabinet with two-paneled front doors which open to reveal 5 dovetailed drawers and 5 compartmentalized openings. The base having a slant lid board that drops down for writing surface also consists of three full length dovetailed drawers on period Sheraton turned legs. SIZE: 42″ w x 19-1/2″ d x 55-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Both mahogany veneered panel door fronts have old cracks. Brasses are Victorian replacements. 52380-39 (800-1,200) – Lot 2373

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2374

FOUR COLORED ENGRAVINGS/LITHOGRAPHS OF YALE COLLEGE AND SURROUNDING NEW HAVEN.

1) “East Rock, New Haven” after a painting by George H. Durrie, dated 1853, lithograph by Sarony & Co, NY. Housed in a fine walnut period frame with gold liner and glass. 2) “West Rock, New Haven” after a painting by George H. Durrie, dated 1853, lithograph by Sarony & Co, NY. Housed in a fine walnut period frame with gold liner and glass. 3) “Yale College (New Haven)” after a painting by W.H. Bartlett and engraved by J. Sands, published in London by George Virtue 1839. Housed in a birdseye maple frame with painted and gilt liner. 4) “Yale University, 1830″. SIZE: 1) Plate: 15″ x 20-1/2″. Sight: 19-1/2″ x 24-1/2″. Overall: 25-1/4″ x 30-1/4″. 2) 14″ x 20-3/4″. Sight: 18-1/2″ x 24-3/4″. Overall: 24″ x 30-1/2″. 3) Plate: 4-3/4″ x 7″. Sight: 6-3/4″ x 8-1/2″. Overall: 10-1/2″ x 12-1/2″. 4) Sight: 8-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. Overall 10-1/2″ x 13-1/2”. CONDITION: 1) Some foxing, fading of colors, and age toning, otherwise very good. Not examined out of frame. 2) Some foxing, fading of colors, and age toning, otherwise very good. Not examined out of frame. 3) Very good, Not examined out of frame. 4) Foxing spots, good, faded. 52259-5 (700-900) – Lot 2374

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2375

PENNSYLVANIA ARCHITECTURAL PINE KAS IN TWO PARTS.

First half 19th century. The stepped dentil molded cornice above the reeded banded frieze over three six molded cupboard doors flanked by fluted pilasters. The central door opening to an arched interior with two fixed shelves flanked by flattened reeded columns. The end doors each opening to interior fitted with two fixed shelves. The lower case with three aligned thumb molded short drawers over two aligned conforming drawers on a molded base raised on shaped bracket feet. SIZE: 70″ h x 69″ w x 18″ d. CONDITION: The kas has been totally refurbished. The case shows remnants of early, if not original red wash on the exterior. Interior with traces of old black paint. Lower case with now stabilized shrinkage cracks at both ends. Original backboards remain. Upper case backboards stabilized with wood strapping. Structurally sound due to restoration. Restored condition is noted. 52016-2 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2375

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2376

GROUP OF FOUR AMERICAN BASKETS.

1st half 20th century. Including a round and rectangular example with steam bowed handles. A squat bulbous round woven basket and a deep carrying basket fitted with shoulder straps. SIZE: Largest 12″ h x 27-1/2″ l x 17-1/2″ w. CONDITION: All with natural original surfaces, the first two with damage and loss to woven splats at bottom, the third very good overall, the fourth structurally very good with minor deterioration to strapping, otherwise good. 52146-5 (400-600) – Lot 2376

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2377

TWO DIMINUTIVE OVAL SHAKER COVERED BOXES.

Early 20th century. The smallest in persimmon paint. The largest in mustard yellow wash. Each with three tacked fingers. SIZE: Smallest 1-1/2″ h x 3-1/2″ l x 2-1/2″ w. Largest 1-3/4″ h x 4-1/2″ l x 2-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Very good overall original condition. All surfaces undisturbed, colors remain vibrant. Very good overall. 51971-22 (800-1,200) – Lot 2377

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2378

SHAKER OVAL COVERED BOX IN RED WASH.

Early 20th century. The oval box with three finger tacked construction. SIZE: 3″ h x 7-1/2″ l x 5″ w. CONDITION: Very good, with original surface and fine natural patina, red wash intact and age darkened. Very good overall. 51971-21 (800-1,200) – Lot 2378

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2379

SHAKER PHYSICIAN’S TRAY WITH DRAWER.

Late 19th or early 20th century, Alfred, Maine. This nice example in red wash. The tray form with shaped divider and carrying grip fitted with a single long drawer with wooden latch joined to a simple rectangular base. The tray sides slightly canted. SIZE: 6-3/4″ h x 13″ l x 8-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Tray retains original red wash surface. Untouched with good color and undisturbed patina. 51971-25 (300-500) – Lot 2379

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2380

SHAKER SKEIN BOX WITH TWELVE INDIVIDUAL SPOOLS OF YARN.

Second half 19th century, Maine or New York. The rectangular dovetailed box in dark wash. Hinged lid opening to an interior fitted with a removable dovetailed tray. Box with six spools stored in bottom and six smaller spools in tray. SIZE: 6″ h x 12-3/4″ l x 8-3/4″ d. CONDITION: Box retains original surface with normal and expected in use wear and with light abrasion throughout. Box retains original lock and keeper. Very good overall. 51971-16 (400-900) – Lot 2380

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2381

SHAKER NOTIONS BOX IN THE FORM OF A MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST.

Late 19th century, Alfred, Maine. This unusual box with rectangular hinged lid and applied molded edge opening to an interior with til. Within the till are mounted four wooden spools of thread, a small hole drilled in the end of the blanket chest allowing the thread to be fed through. Beneath each hole is a small round head tack or nail to which each thread is secured. The dovetailed case with inlaid diamond polished bone escutcheon. The notions box on a molded base. The whole in original red paint. *NOTE* The interior of the lid with pencil inscription reading “Sister Sarah B. Alfred, M”. Contents of the box include tomato pincushion, group of approximately 15 bone buttons, and a sock darner. SIZE: 5″ h x 9-3/4″ l x 5-1/2″ d. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Original painted surfaces intact with minimal in-use wear, notably at corners and edges, very good overall. 51971-15 (1,000-1,500) ESA – Lot 2381

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2382

FINE CARVED AND PAINTED SHAKER MADE ABACUS.

Late 19th century, Canterbury Shaker Village, New Hampshire. This nice example with twelve rows of beads sliding on steel rods set within a rectangular frame of mortis-and-tenon construction with a nicely turned baluster form holder joined to a slender handgrip. SIZE: 14-3/4″ h overall. Abacus: 10″ h x 12″ l. CONDITION: Very good overall. Surface of painted beads slightly crusty. Frame and holder with undisturbed patina. 51971-24 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2382

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2383

SHAKER MARKET GATHERING BASKET.

Attributed to the Alfred, Maine, Shaker community. The basket having a fixed, carved central “D” shaped handle, the top with wood splint reinforcement support and the base having three carved wood integral supports. A well designed and executed basket which would hold a good market load. SIZE: 15″ h (with handle) x 17-1/2″ w x 13″, interior 9″ d. CONDITION: Very good. 51971-23 (300-500) – Lot 2383

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2384

SHAKER OVAL COVERED BOX IN RED WASH.

Early 20th century. The oval box with three finger tacked construction. SIZE: 2-1/2″ h x 6″ l x 4″ w. CONDITION: Very good, with original surface and fine natural patina, red wash intact and age darkened. Very good overall. 51971-20 (800-1,200) – Lot 2384

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2385

FINE GROUP OF SEVEN OVAL COVERED PANTRY BOXES.

Late 18th, 19th century, New England. Comprised of an assembled set of six graduated boxes in red wash and a seventh small example in mustard yellow paint, a pencil inscription in script “Harriet (Holccott) / Mar 1792”. Made of mixed woods including, oak, pine, and flecked birch. SIZE: Largest 2-1/2″ h 7-1/4″ l x 5″ w. Smallest 1″ h x 3″ l x 2-1/4″ h. CONDITION: All with original untouched surface. The nest of boxes with shadow oval ghost marks, otherwise very good. 51971-28 (700-900) – Lot 2385

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2386

FOLK ART NOAH’S ARK WITH COLLECTION OF HAND CARVED ANIMALS IN PAIRS.

Mid 19th century, possibly Pennsylvania. The “Ark” in the form of a building or church hall with peaked roof, a row of Gothic inspired windows, on a rectangular base with pointed ends. The whole paint-decorated and grained. Accompanied by 22 carved animals including a pair of human figures all with natural surface. SIZE: Ark 9-1/2″ h x 21-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Structurally good, painted and decorated surfaces dry and crusty, original and untouched. Very good overall. 52012-6 (1,600-1,800) – Lot 2386

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2387

FINE DECORATED TOLE COFFEE POT.

Early 19th century, New York. The rolled sheet iron example of lighthouse form tapered body with rolled edge handle and tapered spout. With vibrant painted decoration of flowers and fruit in a rondel with a bright yellow foliate border. The lid similarly decorated. All on an asphaltam black ground. SIZE: 9″ h x 6″ diameter. CONDITION: Very minor in-use abrasions, painted surface with cracquelure, small areas of abrasion exposing metal surface. Otherwise very good untouched condition. 51859-13 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2387

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2388

FINE TWO-SIDED PAINTED PINE GAME BOARD.

Late 19th – early 20th century, New England. The solid pine game board with bread board ends. One side decorated for Parcheesi board, the reverse painted with checker board within a wide pale pink border within small borders of olive green and black. Board with brass hanging ring mounted at center of top. SIZE: 18″ sq. CONDITION: Original painted surfaces, now crusty with amalgamation. Slight sap “bleed thru” or staining. Parcheesi side with in use wear and minor abrasions. All surfaces original. Board in very good condition overall with interesting color palette. 51971-27 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2388

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2389

FINE PATRIOTIC CARVED EAGLE WALL PLAQUE.

Second half 19th century, American. Pine plaque carved depicting an displayed eagle with crest in his talons and crossed furled flags with original polychrome paint decoration. Deeply relief carved from the solid. SIZE: 11-1/2″ h x 30″ w. CONDITION: Painted surfaces with age appropriate wear. Several minor tight fissures from prior outdoor display. Very small chip losses at central top edge of each wing, tip of proper left wing and proper left talon. Good condition overall with nice patina. 51859-36 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2389

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2390

BRIAN COOLE (American/United Kingdom, 1939-) BOSTON HARBOR.

Fine oil on board scene shows a busy Boston Harbor with tall ships, schooners, rowboats, and steam paddleboat. The city skyline can be seen in the distance, all under a striated colorful sunset sky. Signed lower right “Brian Coole”. Housed in a nice carved & gilt wood frame. SIZE: 22″ x 28″. Overall: 27-1/2″ x 33-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 51852-4 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2390

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2391

CHRISTOPHER BLOSSOM (American, 1956-) THE PURSUIT.

Oil on canvas nautical scene shows a three-mast tall ship with sails up traveling at an angle toward the viewer from left to right. In the distance is another in pursuit. Morning type light reflecting on the water with low land masses on either side, possibly indicating the Hudson River. Signed lower right “Christopher Blossom 1976″. Housed in a decorative gilt frame with linen liner (stained). SIZE: 15″ x 22″ . 19-1/2″ x 26-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good with discolored surface varnish. 52375-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2391

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2392

CARVED GILT WOOD EAGLE ON PLINTH.

19th century, American. This nicely carved example depicting a displayed eagle perched on a ball joined to a square plinth. SIZE: 19-1/2″ h x 29-1/4″ w (wings) x 14-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Structurally intact and sturdy with multiple layers of white and red sizing, gesso, and gilding which has reduced the overall quality and appearance of the carving. Overall good with no visible major structural damage. 52074-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 2392

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2393

NICE MATCHING THREE PIECE SCRIMSHAW PORTRAIT SET.

3rd quarter 19th century, America. The set comprised of a walrus tusk polychrome scrimmed depicting a courting couple standing with outstretched arms amidst delicate flowering tendrils. Beneath the couple are portraits of a woman in period dress, one scrimmed on either side of base of tusk, they are also framed by similar flowering plants. Two small sperm whale teeth complete the set, one with a young couple seated in conversation while the woman holds the gentleman hat, the verso scribed with a young woman in formal period gown, all colored in shades of grays and red. The figures also framed by delicate plants and geometric design borders. The second decorated with a dancing woman in formal period gown and a full-length red scarf, another female figure on the reverse in scrimmed in a dark top and knee-length red skirt all with matching trim, a Spanish type head fan worn in her dark wavy hair. The figures on this tooth also scrimmed amongst delicate tendrils and geometric borders. SIZE: Teeth 4-1/2″ and 4-3/4″ l. Walrus 14″ l (on curve). Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Surfaces all with natural patina and with good evenly faded coloration. Very good overall. Walrus tusk with hole drilled in the tip. 52213-2 (3,000-5,000) ESA – Lot 2393

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2394

PAIR OF LARGE SAILOR MADE SHELL VALENTINES NOW MOUNTED IN 19TH CENTURY GILT FRAMES.

One with central anchor and heart design within a circle of seashells inscribed with the words “Love is as Deep as the Ocean”. The second with central design of a heart and flower within a circle of seed shells spelling “HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS”. Each with typical rows of colorful seashells forming geometric patterns. Now mounted within modern shadow box frames. SIZE: 11-1/2″ h x 15-1/2″ l (sight). Overall 15″ h x 19″ l. CONDITION: Very good, all shells remain firmly affixed in their frames. Gold leaf with normal and expected wear. 51911-51 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2394

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2395

SHERATON WALNUT DOLL’S CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Mid 19th century, New England. The rectangular top with molded edge above conforming case fitted with a pair of aligned drawers over three long drawers flanked by engaged baluster-turned half columns, the base with applied molded edge raised on bracket feet with scalloped returns. Each drawer fitted with turned and polished and bone knobs and with diamond shaped escutcheons. SIZE: 14-1/2″ h x 15-3/4″ w x 5-3/4″ d. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Chest retains original surface, hand rubbed with good color and patina. One escutcheon maybe a later replacement, polished knobs are probably a mixture of original and later replacements. Otherwise good. 52213-11 (1,000-1,500) ESA – Lot 2395

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2396

THREE PORTRAITS AND FAMILY PHOTOS OF WILLIAM GANO PIERCE.

The lot consists of: 1) A portrait of William Gano Pierce who was father of Arthur Whiting Pierce and son of Asa Pierce. The half portrait shows a young man seated in a red chair wearing a brown coat and white shirt and vest. Unsigned, housed in a lemon gold period frame. 2 & 3) A pair of miniature oval portraits on ivory of Arthur Whiting Pierce (1860-1938) and his wife Harriet Winnifred Bolster Pierce (1865-1948) (Parents of William Bolster Pierce). Housed in molded wood gilt oval frames behind glass. 4) A group of photographs of the Pierce family including three tintypes, eight CDVs, four cabinet cards, a postcard, and a three fold photograph album. SIZE: 1) 24″ x 18″. Overall: 29″ x 23-1/4″. 2 & 3) 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″. Overall: 7-1/2″ x 6-1/2″. 4) Ranging from 4″ x 2-1/2″ to 7″ x 6″. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: 1) Lined with some inpainting. 2 & 3) Chipping on surface. 4) Generally very good. 51637-10 (1,000-1,500) ESA – Lot 2396

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2397

JAMES SULLIVAN LINCOLN (American, 1811-1888) PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR WHITING PIERCE.

Large oil on canvas full length portrait of a young boy wearing a gray three-piece suit, white shirt & blue bow tie. He holds a Derby hat and sits in a Lincoln rocker. The grayish background is flanked by a green curtain and a silhouetted column. Wonderful red hair and blue eyes. Wonderful facial features makes this a very pleasing portrait. Accompanying the portrait are two photographs, one before restoration treatment and one after, also a bill dated 1974 for the treatment with an appraisal and some biographical information regarding the artist. SIZE: 40″ x 33″. Overall: 45″ x 38″. CONDITION: Very good, lined, with some inpainting. 51637-9 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2397

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2398

UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF OLIVER BOURNE, KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE (1797-1881).

Oil on canvas half portrait shows a gentleman in black coat, red swag curtain behind. Housed in a lemon gold replacement frame. Pencil inscription on stretcher “Portrait of Oliver Bourne”. SIZE: 27″ x 27″. Overall: 30-1/2″ x 30-1/2″. CONDITION: Restored with inpainting, very good. 51970-4 (400-800) – Lot 2398

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2399

FINE INLAID ROSEWOOD ROLL TOP TELESCOPING SLANT LID DESK ON FRAME.

1st half 19th century, China/England. This rare example with barrel roll top opening to reveal a fitted expanding cabinet in front of a campaign style sloping lid opening to a black baize-lined writing surface with pen tray and ink compartments. The writing surface hinged and opening to an open well all over a single long drawer with campaign style brass hardware. Fitted to a later table stand. The desk is accompanied by an original turned brass candlestick that may be set into one of two original inset brass holders to either side of the writing surface. NOTE: The roll section is released and opened when the central drawer is opened, thus revealing the fitted cabinet component of the desk which lifts upward from the desk interior. The spring loaded stops becomes the equivalent of a secretary. This unit with bowed top lidded compartments and campaign handles fitted with additional ink wells. The dome lid compartments above a central prospect door flanked by pigeonholes above a row of small stationery drawers all with original turned ivory knobs. The central door inlaid with a small mariner’s compass within a string inlaid border. SIZE: Desk 11-1/2″ h x 26″ w x 19-1/2″ d. Table 25-3/4″ h x 27″ l x 20″ d. PROVENANCE: By descent through the family of William Gano Pierce (1825 – 1875) who sailed from New York on board the Samuel Russell under Captain T. D. Palmer to Hong Kong, arriving June 15th, 1849. He remained in China for eight years. By direct descent through the family to the current owner. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. CONDITION: Desk retains original surfaces with no restoration. Lid is mounted with an inset silvered plaque in which is inscribed the family name of “Pierce” and dated February 9th, 1859. Exterior surfaces of desk dry and in need of a re-polish, otherwise completely functional, very good structural condition. Custom base as noted is nothing more than a functional stand for this rare piece of furniture. 51637-14 (800-1,200) ESA – Lot 2399

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2400

CHINESE EXPORT TEA SERVICE.

Early 19th century, China. The 39 piece set consisting of a barrel form teapot, covered sugar, helmet form creamer, flask form tea caddy, a waste bowl, shallow serving bowl, 10 handled cups, and 11 tea bowls. Each piece painted with an unusual design of two birds feeding at a large bowl. SIZE: Teapot 6″ h. Largest bowl 8″ diameter. CONDITION: Two shallow bowl broken and re-glued. Covered sugar missing a handle. One saucer broken and re-glued. Scattered small chips and hairlines to the remaining cups and saucers. 52259-7 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 2400

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2401

FABULOUS ORIENTAL EXPORT PATRIOTIC NEEDLEWORK “UNITED STATES ARMY TRANSPORT SUMNER”.

One of the largest that this cataloger has seen. The tall needlework having a black background with a spread wing eagle atop crossed American flags, shield, and banner “E Pluribus Unum” surrounded by thirteen stars. The center having two globes with identified land masses flanked by two oval photographs (Presumably Captain Daker and an unknown person) surrounded by needlework berry vines. The bottom third in needlework shows the single stack two mast white and red transport ship sailing left to right in white tipped greenish blue ocean with land masses on each end all under a nighttime sky. Housed in a black painted wood frame with glass. NOTE: The US Army transport ship Sumner was built in 1883 in Hamburg Germany. Purchased by the Navy in 1898, sold to the War Department and re-fitted as an Army transport ship, wrecked on a trip to Panama on Bar Negal Schoals December 1916. The ship served on the Puerto Rico intervention- The Cuba Invasion- The Philippine Intervention- and the Boxer Rebellion. Used “great circle” navigation under Captain Daker while returning from the Philippines (this is indicated by the two silk globes at the center of this memorial silk). SIZE: Sight: 57-1/2″ x 37-1/2″. Overall: 63-1/2″ x 43-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 52003-15 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2401

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2402

UNSIGNED (American, 19th Century) THE RACE BETWEEN FAVORITA AND THE CHESTER A. ARTHUR.

Large oil on canvas racing scene shows the Favorita leading the Chester A. Arthur with another schooner, unnamed, following. They are approaching a two-story building with many people looking on. A tall flagpole flies the American flag and supports a long string of pennants. All is shown under a colorful sunset sky. The background has church steeples, buildings & docks. NOTE: The Favorita was a New York Yacht Club schooner which raced in 1858, 1859 & 1860 in multiple boat races around Long Island. Housed in a fine gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 26-1/2″ x 37-1/4″. Overall: 33″ x 44″. CONDITION: Lined, restored with inpainting. Good. 52099-43 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2402

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2403

JAMES WHELDON (British, 1830-1895) PORTRAIT OF THE CLIPPER SHIP “THREE BROTHERS”.

Oil on board portrait of the three-mast b