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1 American Furniture & Decorative Arts The Collection of Gregory Rubin Reynolds Sale 2585B March 4, 2012 Boston SKINNER



4 Gregory Rubin Reynolds Gregory is remembered for his sharp wit, intellect, and the adventuresome taste which fueled his lifelong passion for collecting. He loved New England country furniture, folk art, and jewelry, whether it was diamonds or Bakelite! His taste was impeccable and his style eclectic. His contemporary home in Peacham, Vermont, was a showcase for each carefully selected piece. He demonstrated that antiques can be strikingly beautiful contrasted in a modern environment. Gregory s legacy is his generosity to friends and to the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. NVRH will receive the proceeds from the auction of his collection, and the sale of his home.

5 The Collection of Gregory Rubin Reynolds specialists in charge Stephen Fletcher Department Director Chris Barber Deputy Director Karen Langberg American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department General Inquiries: auction 2585B Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. Lots 1 182, followed by American Furniture & Decorative Arts, Lots Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts preview Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Friday, March 2, 2012 Saturday, March 3, 2012 Sunday, March 4, to 5 p.m. 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 8 p.m. 12 to 5 p.m. 8 to 10 a.m. absentee bidding Tel: Fax: Online: general inquiries View all lots online at cover: 32; frontispiece: 41

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7 table of contents 2 Introduction 3 Auction & Specialist Information 4 Web Site & Online Bidding 7 Lots Conditions of Sale 55 Absentee Bid Form 56 Company Directors & Specialty Departments 57 Administrative Staff & Client Services 59 Map & Driving Directions 60 Dining 61 Parking & Accommodations 63 Catalogue Subscription Form Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 53 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase. Copyright Skinner, Inc All rights reserved MA/Lic. #2304 Proudly printed by I T S O U R C O M M I T M E N T 5 Almeida Avenue, East Providence, R.I., USA Toll Free:

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9 Polychrome-painted Carved Pine Box, America, 19th century, rectangular box, with hinged lid decorated with relief-carved rosettes, and geometric designs and borders, in shades of mustard, red, and black with black borders, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 8 1/4, lg. 17 in. $3,000-5, Paint-decorated Pine Six-board Chest, possibly New York, c. 1825, the lift-top lettered E.M.S. with applied molding above the cutout feet, old grain-painted surface in brown and dark yellow, with green swags above, ht. 25, wd. 41, dp. 17 3/4 in. Note: The underside of the top is carved with Cyrus Sherwood 1825 and further inscribed with the same name. There is a record of a Cyrus G. Sherwood born in Greenville, New York, in $3,000-5,000 online bidding at 7

10 Pair of Brown-painted Braced Windsor Bow-back Chairs, E. Dyer, Rhode Island, , branded E. DYER on the underside of each seat, old surface over earlier green, ht. 38, seat ht. 17 in. $1,500-2, Green-painted Four-finger Lap-seam Box, America, 19th century, pine top and bottom and maple bentwood sides, the slightly beveled fingers secured with copper tacks, (paint wear), ht. 4 5/8, dia. 12 1/4 in. $ French Tole Student Lamp, early 19th century, painted tin with slender shaft supporting adjustable candleholders with conical shades with pierced rims, brass ring finial, on a weighted dish base, painted black with gilt striping, ht. 19 1/2, wd. 13 in. 5. Diminutive Queen Anne Black-painted Drop-leaf Tea Table, New England, mid-18th century, the circular top on cabriole legs continuing to pad feet on platforms, joined by a shaped apron, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 27, dia. 35 1/2 in. $4,000-6, Three Round Painted Lap-seam Pantry Boxes, America, 19th century, the two larger boxes painted blue, one with the name J. BURR impressed on the bottom, the smallest painted green with faint penciled inscriptions on the inside of the lid Angie F Maine in period script, (minor abrasions and paint loss), ht. 2 5/8-5 1/4, dia. 6 1/2-9 1/2 in. $ Diminutive Olive Green-painted Cupboard, New England, last half 18th century, with shelved interior, old green surface over earlier red, (minor imperfections), ht. 71 1/2, case wd. 24 1/4, case dp. 18 3/4 in. $6,000-8,000 8 additional information and photos at

11 Carved and Painted Wood Hobby Horse, America, late 19th century, carved horse head with inset glass eyes, on turned shaft terminating with iron clad wooden wheels with iron spokes, ht. 41, wd. 11 3/4 in. 10. Red-painted Lidded Pail, America, mid to late 19th century, stave and iron hoop construction, with wire bail and turned hardwood handle, ht. 11 1/2 in. online bidding at 9

12 Yellow-painted Wooden Pail, America, 19th century, stave and iron hoop constructed pail, wire swing bail with turned hardwood handle, ht. to rim 4 1/2 in. 12. Yellow-painted Wooden Measure and Bucket, America, late 19th/ early 20th century, the lapped-seam measure marked E.B. FRYE MANUFACTURER on the bottom, Wilton, New Hampshire; and a lidded stave and hoop constructed bucket, the lid stamped with the instructions: No. 20/Keep This Cover On/Mincemeat is Better if Kept in a Cool Place and Stirred Often as the Liquor Settles at the Bottom, ht. 6 1/4, 9 1/2 in. $ Compass-decorated, Polychrome-painted, Covered Round Storage Box, possibly northern Europe, 19th century, lapped-seam box with laced splints joining nine fingers, the cover painted red and centered with a large polychrome medallion, the bottom painted black, (imperfections), ht. 4 7/8, dia. 14 1/2 in. $800-1, Yellow-painted Pine Chest over Two Drawers, New England, late 18th century, the molded lift top over thumb-molded drawers, on cutout base, turned wooden knobs appear to be original, old surface of yellow paint over earlier red and blue, (minor imperfections), ht. 39, wd. 37, dp. 17 in. $1,500-2, additional information and photos at

13 Table: Sheet Iron and Wood Sixteen-light Chandelier, early 19th century, baluster shaft with corrugated sheet iron trim with wood caps on top and bottom issuing eight double-light scrolled arms with sheet-iron candle cups, with four 6 1/2-in. hanging hooks, (losses, rusty surfaces), ht. of chandelier only 37 1/2, dia. 36 in. $6,000-8, Set of Six Red-painted Square-back Windsor Side Chairs, New England, c. 1810, old surface, (minor wear), ht. 34, seat ht. 18 in. Provenance: William Smith Auction, the Collection of Walter Backofen, June 29, $3,000-5,000 online bidding at 11

14 Red-painted Pine and Maple Hutch Table, New England, c. 1800, the square overhanging top with ovolo corners tilts on tapering supports joined by a seat with hinged lid, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 27, top wd. 51, top dp. 52 in. Provenance: A Weare, New Hampshire, estate. $2,000-4, Paint-decorated Turned Wood Compote with Stone Fruit, America, 19th century, the compote with subtly marbled mustard-colored paint, containing an assortment of carved and painted stone fruit, compote ht. 8 3/8, dia. 9 3/4 in. $ White-painted Crown Great Chair, possibly Milford, Connecticut, area, 18th century, old surface of worn white paint, ht. 47, seat ht. 17 in. $4,000-6, Paint-decorated Maple and Pine Tea Table, New England, 18th century, the block-turned legs joined by a straight beaded apron and molded box stretchers, old surface of white over earlier red, (imperfections), ht. 26 3/4, wd. 26, dp. 29 1/4 in. $1,000-1, Set of Five White-painted and Grained Shaped Tablet-top Windsor Side Chairs, New England, early 19th century, with bamboo turnings, old surface, (paint wear), ht. 36, seat ht. 18 1/2 in. $2,000-3, White-painted Windsor Square-back Bamboo-turned Settee, New England, early 19th century, surface of white paint with yellow striping, (imperfections), ht. 34, lg. 74, seat dp. 21, seat ht. 17 in. $3,000-5, additional information and photos at

15 21 22 online bidding at 13

16 White-painted Arched Louvered Wood Shutter, ht. 32 1/4, wd. 31 1/2 in. $800-1, Pine Trestle-foot Harvest Table, early 19th century, the rectangular breadboard top on molded mortise and tenon-constructed ends joined by a molded stretcher with keyed tenons, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, wd. 34, lg. 107 in. $2,500-3, Painted Scroll-end Shelf and a Collection of Victorian Shoe Pincushions, late 19th/early 20th century, three-tier shelf painted dark brown, with twenty-eight shoe-form pincushions, most paint-decorated, (six shoes lacking pincushions), shelf ht. 27 1/4, wd. 21 1/2, dp. 8; pincushion wd. 1 3/8-7 in. Provenance: Ex Sally Whittemore collection, sold at Skinner, August 9, 2009, Lots 112 and 113. $4,000-6, additional information and photos at

17 Pair of Silk Needlework Pictures, America, early 19th century, oval pictures stitched with silk and chenille threads, on a silk ground, with painted sky, faces, and hands, each depicting a young lady seated in repose in a landscape, (minor light stains), approx. 16 x 13 in., in period gilt-gesso frames. $800-1, Needlework Pincushion, America, 1840, rectangular cushion of ivorycolored silk, the top and sides stitched with floral and foliate chenille thread designs, trimmed with silk braid and tassels, with brass ball feet, the bottom inscribed Presented to Isabella Heath/a wedding gift by Mrs. Whitehead Bennet Aug. 1840, with a protective muslin covering and a conforming box, ht. 4, wd. 6 1/2, lg. 8 1/2 in. $800-1, Large Velvet Strawberry Pincushion, Embroidered Pincushion, and a Silk Apple, a painted velvet oversize strawberry-form pincushion with felt foliage, an oval, black jersey covered pincushion stitched lettering with red cotton threads: Helen Sexton Hall, Hello, Ball, and the alphabet and numerals, together with a stuffed painted silk apple, dia. 2 1/2-6 3/4 in. $ Hand-painted Fan, America, late 19th century, circular paperboard fan with applied light blue silk trim with watercolor decoration, one side depicting a little girl wearing a hat and carrying a basket of flowers, inscribed Bon Jour, the reverse showing the girl asleep with her head resting on a stair and inscribed Bon Soir ; with a conforming box, the interior inscribed Painted and given to me by Sylvia Watson, (minor toning and foxing), fan 11 x 8 in. $ online bidding at 15

18 Small Leather-covered, Brass-studded Trunk, labeled John B. Baker, Saddle, Trunk,, and Military Cap Manufacturer, No. 5 Cornhill Square, Boston, the trunk covered with green leather, pressed brass swing handle, iron latch, the printed maker s label affixed to interior lid, containing an assortment of colorful handmade glass beads including millefiore, transparent, and faceted glass beads, box ht. 4 3/4, wd. 10, dp. 6 3/4 in. $ American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Lady Seated by a Table, Wearing a Fancy Bonnet and a Blue Dress, c Unsigned. Oil on paperboard, 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in., in a period tiger maple veneer frame. Condition: Faint creases at center, minor minute paint losses. $800-1, American School, Early 19th Century Folk Portrait of a Boy Holding a Book, and His Sister, Holding a Cat, c Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 47 x 30 in., unframed. Condition: Good, untouched condition, tear l.c., minor paint losses lower edge. See front cover for detail view $25,000-35, additional information and photos at

19 Queen Anne Black-painted Carved Maple High Chest of Drawers, attributed to Peter Bartlett, Salisbury, New Hampshire, late 18th century, the top section with five thumb-molded graduated drawers set into lower section on long drawer over three drawers, the center one with fan carving, on cabriole legs continuing to pad feet on platforms, joined by a valanced serpentine-carved skirt, and two turned drop pendants, old replaced brasses, old black paint over earlier red, (imperfections), ht. 75 1/4, case wd. 38 1/4, case dp. 19 in. Provenance: Once the property of John Page, who was Governor of New Hampshire from 1839 to $30,000-50,000 online bidding at 17

20 Maple Tea Table, probably New England, late 18th century, the circular overhanging top on block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs continuing to tall turned feet, joined by a straight apron and box stretchers, repainted black, (imperfections), ht. 25, dia. 31 in. $2,500-3, Green- and Salmon-painted Barrel-back Corner Cupboard, possibly New Hampshire, late 18th century, the arched and molded case topped by a keystone, above three shaped shelves and a hinged door with raised panels below, exterior repainted, (restored), ht. 92, wd. 47, dp. 17 in. $2,000-3, Federal Paint-decorated One-drawer Stand, probably Maine, early 19th century, old surface, (minor abrasions), ht. 28 3/4, top wd. 21 1/2, top dp. 20 3/4 in. $1,000-1, Painted and Turned Candlestand, New England, c. 1825, the square top on a vase- and ring-turned post and a tripod base of shaped legs, old black and gold paint over earlier red, (minor imperfections), ht. 28, wd. 16 3/4, dp. 17 in. 18 additional information and photos at

21 38. American School, Possibly J. Brown (American, ) Portrait of Lucy Bently Wheeler of Stonington Connecticut, c Unsigned. Oil on canvas, mounted on Masonite, 54 1/4 x 28 1/4 in., in a later arched molded wood frame. Condition: Scattered retouch and other imperfections. Provenance: Descended in the family of the sitter until sometime in the 20th century, sold at Sotheby s, February 1, 1986, Lot 462. Exhibitions: The Lyman-Allyn Museum, Eighty Eminent Painters of Connecticut, March 9 April 20th, 1947; The Silvermine Guild, Norwalk, Connecticut, American Primitive Show, $15,000-25,

22 Paint-decorated One-drawer Stand, probably Maine, c. 1830, the surface painted to resemble exotic wood bordered by green banding and yellow striping, turned pull appears to be original, (minor paint wear), ht. 28 3/4, wd. 18 1/4, dp. 15 1/2 in. $1,000-1, Pair of Chalkware Dove Figures, America, late 19th century, the doves perched on a fruiting branch, (paint wear, one repaired), ht. 11 in. $ additional information and photos at

23 Edmund C. Coates (New York, ) Celebration Around the Flagpole at Winnipesaukee Lake, Meredith, New Hampshire. Signed and dated E.C. Coates, 1869 l.r., artist and scene identified on early 20th century typed label affixed to the stretcher. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure, minor retouch to l.r. and bottom edge. $4,000-6,000 41A. Federal Brown-painted Side Table, possibly New Hampshire, early 19th century, with boldly shaped backboard and long side-mounted drawer, old surface, overall ht. 40, top ht. 28 3/4, top wd. 37 1/4, top dp. 17 in. $800-1, Chippendale Cherry and Maple Tall Chest of Drawers, Levi Webster, Enfield, New Hampshire, late 18th century, the case of six thumbmolded graduated drawers on a elaborately cutout bracket base centering a drop pendant, brasses and escutcheons appear original, old natural surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 57 3/4, case wd. 36, case dp. 17 1/2 in. Note: According to a note found inside the chest, it was built by Levi Webster of Enfield, New Hampshire. Webster, who was a cousin of the statesman Daniel Webster, built numerous pieces of furniture, including rope beds and at least one drop-leaf table. $6,000-8,000 online bidding at 21

24 43. American School, 19th Century Folk Portraits of Henry and Anna (Bellinger) Ehle of Chittenango Village, New York,, c Unsigned. Oil on canvas, sight size 29 1/2 x 23 1/4 in., in matching original blackpainted molded wood frames. Condition: Original untouched condition with minor paint loss. Note: Henry Bellinger is portrayed holding a copy of the Chittenango Herald, and dated October 31, The newspaper is also inscribed Henry Ehle was born April 15, The background to the left is likely depicting the biblical story of Samson fighting the lion, and to the right a representation of the Chittenango Falls in the village where the couple lived. Henry s wife Anna is shown seated in a paintdecorated chair holding a red book, and wearing a fancy lace bonnet and gold jewelry, with a billowing tasseled curtain and a column behind her. A genealogy of the couple, compiled in 1980 in Chittenango, New York, accompanies the portraits. Provenance: Formerly in the early 1950s collection at Gnarlehedge House in Skaneateles, New York, a historical house built in 1810, originally occupied by the Livingston family, which after a time was a restaurant/museum called Gnarlehedge House in the early 1950s, now privately owned. A copy of a listing of the portraits at that restaurant/museum house accompanies the portraits. Literature: Folk Art Here and There, The Magazine Antiques, August, 1953, p $15,000-25, (2) 22 additional information and photos at

25 Black-painted Turned Bannister-back Armchair, New England, late 18th century, the shaped cresting centering a carved star, with vase and ring turnings and circular handholds, old repaint, ht. 42 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. $ Federal Red-painted Cherry Carved One-drawer Stand, possibly New Hampshire, early 19th century, the chamfered top on four square tapering legs joining a straight apron with fan-carved drawer centering a brass knob, ht. 27 3/4, wd. 15 1/2, dp. 17 in. 46. Red-stained Pine Tall Case Clock, Riley Whiting, Winchester, Connecticut, early 19th century, the polychrome, gilt, and white-painted wooden dial showing a village scene in the arch, with floral spandrels, seconds hand, lettered R. WHITING, WINCHESTER, with thirty-hour weight-driven movement, old surface, with gilded turned wooden finials, ht. 86 in. $3,000-5,000 online bidding at 23

26 Brown-painted Poplar Chest of Drawers, probably New England, early 18th century, the case of four thumb-molded drawers on turned feet, old surface, retains original escutcheons and two brass pulls, (imperfections), ht. 39 1/4, case wd. 34 1/4, case dp. 18 in. $4,000-6, Red-painted Turned and Joined Low-back Chair, late 17th century, with wooden plank seat, later paint, ht. 35, seat ht. 20 in. $800-1, Turned Oak Carver-type Armchair, probably New England, late 19th century, with rush seat, ht. 45, seat ht. 18 in. $ Maple and Pine Tavern Table with Drawer, New England, early 18th century, the rectangular overhanging top with breadboard ends, on bold block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs joined by a straight molded apron and box stretchers, repainted brown, (imperfections), ht. 26 1/2, top wd. 44 1/4, dp. 26 in. $2,500-3, Red-painted Chip-carved Pine Spoon Rack, America, late 18th/ early 19th century, pierced rosette finial on backboard, three-tier rack decorated with chip-carved rosettes and zigzags, each tier with four spoon slots, (minor shrinkage crack), ht. 20 1/2, wd. 10 in. 24 additional information and photos at

27 52. American School, 18th Century Portrait of a Young Boy Holding His Tricorn Hat. Unsigned. Oil on panel, 21 x 16 1/2 in., in a gilt-decorated and painted mitered wood frame. Condition: Panel with cracks and associated paint loss, minor craquelure, paint lifting slightly l.c., panel stabilized on reverse. $8,000-12, Salmon Red-painted Pine Chest over Three Drawers, possibly Vermont, early 18th century, the hinged lift top over a single arch-molded case of two faux drawers and three working drawers, and applied molding at base on frontal bun feet, and cutout rear feet, replaced brasses, later paint, ht. 49 1/2, case wd. 36 1/4, case dp. 18 in. $2,500-3, Green-painted Windsor Carved Comb-back Armchair, New England, late 18th century, with scroll-carved ears, saddle seat, and vase and ring turnings, later green paint, (minor imperfections), ht. 41, seat ht. 17 in. $800-1, Painted Turned Wood Bowl with Seven Miniature Baskets, America, 19th century, round turned bowl painted with red, black, yellow, and mustard-colored stripes, containing seven assorted miniature woven splint baskets, bowl ht. 3 1/2, dia. 9; basket ht. 2 1/2-4 1/2 in. $ online bidding at 25

28 Red-painted Maple and Pine Tea Table, New England, early 18th century, the oval overhanging top on splayed block-, vase-, and ringturned legs joined by molded straight apron and box stretcher, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 23, wd. 23 1/2, dp. 32 in. $1,500-2, Large Round Splint Basket, America, 19th century, deep round basket with carved handles and slightly domed round base, ht. 16, dia. 22 3/4 in. $ Molded Gilt Copper Rooster Weather Vane, America, late 19th century, large flattened full-body figure mounted on a sphere with molded feathers, and sheet copper tail and feet, weathered gilt surface with streaks of verdigris, including stand, (dents, bullet holes), overall ht. 34 1/4, lg. 24 1/2 in. $4,000-6, Queen Anne Red-painted Maple Drop-leaf Dining Table, southeastern New England, mid-18th century, old surface, (one leaf slightly warped), ht. 28, wd. 48, dp. open 47 1/2 in. $6,000-8, Green-painted Sack-back Windsor Chair, New England, late 18th century, seven spindles, carved saddle seat, and vase and ring turnings, repainted, (imperfections), ht. 35, seat ht. 17 in. 61. Brown-painted Pine and Maple Table, New England, c. 1790, the shaped, molded top on straight beaded legs with beaded apron, ht. 27, wd. 31 1/2, dp. 21 1/2 in. $800-1, Four Miniature Bandboxes, America, c. 1835, two oval, one oblong, and one round, covered with assorted multicolored floral pattern varnishes, (wear), ht. 2 7/8-3 3/4, dia. 4 5/8-6 7/8 in. 63. Wallpaper-covered Band Box, early to mid-19th century, octagonal box covered with scroll and floral designs in gray, brown, and dark blue varnishes, with orange borders, (wear, losses), ht. 9 1/4, wd. 12, lg. 13 in. 26 additional information and photos at

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30 67 66 (3) Windsor Continuous Armchair, James Bertine, New York, c , branded J. BERTINE N. YORK on the underside of the seat, old varnished surface, (imperfections), ht. 38, seat ht. 18 in. $800-1, Circus Broadside-covered Band Box, America, early 19th century, oblong box with polychrome printed circus figures around the sides, cover and interior, the interior sides with large printed inscriptions CIRCUS/RIVERS, DERIOUS & CO s, (minor wear), ht. 9 1/2, wd. 11 1/2, lg. 14 in. $ Four Large Redware Slip-decorated Plates, America, early 19th century, round plates with coggled rims, (glaze wear, chips), dia. 10 1/2, 11 1/4, 11 7/8, 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex Sally Whittemore collection, sold at Skinner, August 9, Large Relief-carved Butter Stamp, America, 19th century, round tubsize stamp with turned handle, centered with a large fruit and leaf, with chip-carved borders, dia. 9 1/2 in. 68. Maple and Pine Tavern Table with Drawer, New England, mid-18th century, rectangular overhanging top with breadboard ends, on block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs joined by straight skirt and box stretchers, repainted brown, (imperfections), ht. 25 1/2, top wd. 42 3/4, top dp. 25 1/2 in. $1,000-1, Qashqai Rug, Southwest Persia, late 19th/early 20th century, centered with rows of staggered boteh, (even wear, end fraying), 6 ft. 1 in. x 3 ft. 3 in. $1,000-1, American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing a Tortoiseshell Comb, c Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 26 1/4 x 22 in., in a mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Good, scattered craquelure. $3,000-5, additional information and photos at

31 Painted Lapped-seam and Stave-constructed Wood Basket, America, 19th century, with bent hardwood hoops, with nailed lapped seams, the sides with carved lozenge-shaped slatted staves, mortised slats on the bottom, worn gray paint, ht. 8 1/2, dia. 24 3/4 in. 72. Maple and Pine Tavern Table with Drawer, New England, 18th century, the rectangular overhanging top on block-, vase-, and ringturned legs joined by molded apron, repainted red, (imperfections), ht. 25 3/4, top wd. 40, dp. 28 3/4 in. $1,500-2,

32 Carved and Painted Wood Putto Carrying a Sheaf of Wheat, America or Continental, 19th century, the figure standing on a wood plinth, traces of white and green paint, weathered surface, (shrinkage cracks to base), ht. 29 in. $4,000-6, Monumental Architectural Carved Eagle with Union Shield, America, 19th century, relief-carved spreadwing figure painted gold, with a painted American shield suspended from its neck, the back is flat for wall mounting, ht. 42 3/4, wd. 70 in. $8,000-12, Northwest Coast-style Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole, early 20th century, (minor old edge losses), ht. 36 3/4 in. $1,000-1, additional information and photos at

33 Set of Four Ivory Armbands, reportedly Kenya, Africa, 19th century, pegged mortise and tenon constructed, accompanied by an old placard inscribed Set of Old Ivory Armbands/Presented to Mr. Morse by an old Wakumba Chief, handed down to him by his Grandfather, dia. 4 5/8-5 3/8 in. $ Carved and Gilded American Eagle Wall Plaque, America, 19th century, carved in nearly full relief, the spreadwing figure perched on scrolled acanthus leaves, (loss on one wing tip), ht. 18, wd. 46 1/2, dp. 12 in. $1,000-1,500 online bidding at 31

34 Wesley Elbridge Webber (Massachusetts and California, ) Foggy Arctic Morning with Ship and Iceberg. Signed l.r. Oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 50 in., in a period molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Good, minute puncture u.l. $8,000-12, Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (Danish/American, ) Portrait of the White Star Royal Mail Steamer Germanic. Signed, dated A Jacobsen Av l.r., vessel identified on bow. Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 in., in a gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Scattered paint losses, varnish yellowing, surface grime, craquelure. Note: The Germanic was designed and built by Harland and Woolff, Belfast, in , as well as her sister ship, the Britannic. In their day, they both set records of completing 200 round trips between Liverpool and New York, with 400 passages across the Atlantic. $4,000-6, additional information and photos at

35 American School, 19th Century American Passenger Steamboat in Coastal Waters. Unsigned. Silk needlework, velvet, and oil on canvas, 15 3/4 x 26 in., in a period black-painted, mitered wood frame. Condition: Scattered retouch to background. 81. Anglo/American School, 19th Century Small Folk Portrait of a Sailor with Distant Ship. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 8 1/8 x 6 1/8 in., framed. Condition: Two horizontal creases, toning, stains, minor foxing. $ online bidding at 33

36 Two-masted Schooner Diorama, America, late 19th century, composed of carved and painted wood, on a carved wood sea with painted background, (minor imperfections), 19 x 27 1/4 in., in a molded grain-painted frame with gilt liner. $ Pair of Mallard Duck Decoys, America, late 20th century, hen and drake with painted eyes, delineated bills, ht. 6 1/2, lg. 14 3/4 in. $ American School, 19th Century Two Portraits of Fishermen on the Bank of a Mountain Stream. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, one depicting an angler tying his fly, the other angler taking a drink from a bottle, 24 x 20 in., in ornate molded gilt-gesso frames. Condition: Minor retouch to u.l. corner of the first, a large area of retouch to u.l. sky, and along lower edge of the second painting. $2,000-3, additional information and photos at

37 Polychrome-painted Bride s Box, northern Europe, late 19th century, oblong covered lapped-seam box, the top painted with a gentleman hunter shooting a stag with a verse inscribed above the scene, the sides decorated with floral borders, (paint wear), ht. 7 1/2, wd. 13, lg. 19 1/2 in. 86. Small Inlaid Folk Art Cabinet, early 20th century, the square top above a hinged door and two drawers, on square legs ending in flaring feet, inlaid throughout with geometric devices, original ivory pulls and hinges, ht. 25 1/2, top wd. 12, top dp. 12 in. 87. Pair of Painted Leather Fire Buckets, America, c. 1833, painted dark green with red and gilt accents, with inscriptions No.1 and No. 2 over the name J. EMERSON and date 1833, with leather handles, (paint losses), ht. to top of rim 12 1/4, to top of upright handles 18 1/2 in. $3,000-5, Lithographed Tin National-Fire of Hartford Insurance Sign, America, late 19th/early 20th century, depicting the figure of Liberty with American flag, an eagle, and a shield with three grapevines representing the early English settlers (and their settlements) in Connecticut over a stag (hart), (minor dents, and paint loss), 24 1/4 x 20 1/2 in. online bidding at 35

38 Quarter-plate Ambrotype Street Scene with Stagecoach, Figures, and Buildings, mid-19th century, in an embossed paper case with brass mat, (craquelure to emulsion backing). 90. Cast Iron Darktown Battery Mechanical Baseball Bank, J. & E. Stevens Co., Cromwell, Connecticut, late 19th century, original painted surface, the coin trap marked Patented February , (minor paint wear), ht. 7 1/4, lg. 9 3/4 in. $1,500-2, additional information and photos at

39 Cast Iron Trick Dog Bank Mechanical Bank, Shepard Hardware Company, Buffalo, New York, c. 1888, polychrome painted the bottom marked PAT. JULY , original paint, good working condition, (minor paint loss), ht. 7 5/8, wd. 2 7/8, lg. 8 3/4 in. $ Cast Iron Cockatoo on Perch Doorstop, America, late 19th/early 20th century, (scattered repaint), ht. 14 in. $ Cast Iron Humpty Dumpty Mechanical Clown Bank, Shepard Hardware Company, Buffalo, New York, c. 1884, the base with maker s name and patent dates for U.S.A., Canada, and England, original paint, good working condition, (normal paint loss and wear), ht. 7 3/4 in. 94. Four Small Cast Iron Bank Still Banks, J. & E. Stevens Co., Cromwell, Connecticut, , two Crown banks and two Cupola banks, with original polychrome paint, (paint wear), ht. 3 1/2-4 1/4 in. 95. Five Cast Iron Bank Still Banks, America, late 19th century, a Four Tower bank and a HOME SAVINGS bank with dog finial, both by J. & E. Stevens and with gilt highlighting, two STATE BANK banks, by Kenton Hardware, both with metallic paint, and another, with BANK above the door, and gilt surface, (paint wear), ht. 5 1/8-6 in. $ Four Cast Iron Bank Building Banks, J. & E. Stevens Company, Cromwell, Connecticut, late 19th century, three HALL S EXCELSIOR BANK mechanical banks, each with carved and painted wood cashier in roof, and a large Crown still bank, original paint, (doorknobs to Excelsior banks are missing, replaced with wire, paint wear), ht. 5 1/8-5 3/8 in. $ Five Cast Iron Building Still Banks, America, late 19th century, a domed bank with gold and silver paint, three small banks: cupola, crown, and HOME SAVINGS ; and a small house bank, original paint, (paint wear), ht /4 in. 98. Eight Small Building Still Banks, America, late 19th century, seven cast iron: one BANK with a cupola, two colonial house banks with gilt with blue roofs, two two-story bank buildings with BANK above the doors, and two house banks; a sheet iron and tin house bank painted red, white, and green, with brass plaque on base inscribed Save For A Home over smaller Banker s Thrift Corp. Chicago, the base marked B.T. CORP. CHGO, (paint wear), ht. 2 1/4-4 3/4 in. 99. Pair of Cast Iron Sun Face Andirons, possibly Bradley & Hubbard, Meriden, Connnecticut, late 19th century, (rusty surface), ht. 16, wd. 9 1/2, dp. 16 3/4 in Celestial Globe, Ernst Schottr & Co., Germany, late 19th/early 20th century, lithographed paper on weighted orb, brass engraved meridian and brass time dial, on a cast iron stand, overall ht. 7 3/4, dia. 8 in. $ online bidding at 37

40 (3) 101. Five Pewter Items, 19th century, two chalices, a wine taster, master salt, and a funnel, (dents, wear), ht. 3/4-5 3/8 in. $ Pewter Pitcher, Rufus Dunham, Westbrook, Maine, second quarter 19th century, (minor dents, and scratches), ht. 6 3/4 in. $ Pewter Coffeepot, Roswell Gleason, Dorchester, Massachusetts, , baluster-form pot with hinged lid, on a round molded base, black-painted handle, impressed R. GLEASON in a circle on base, (minor wear), ht. 10 3/4 in. $ Pewter Flagon, Oliver Trask, Beverly, Massachusetts, c. 1830, lighthouse-form with molded fillets, double-scroll handle with molded thumb-piece, impressed maker s mark O.TRASK on base, (dents to lid), ht. 11 3/4 in Pewter Lens Lamp, America, mid-19th century, single-lens lamp with drum-form font and camphene burners, (pitting, dents), ht. 8 1/4 in. $ Pair of Pewter Candlesticks, early 19th century, with removable bobeche, tapered shafts, and round domed bases, (minor wear, dents), ht. 10 in. $ Pewter Double Lens Whale Oil Lamp, America, early 19th century, with drum-shaped font, (one lens with minor crack), ht. 10 1/2 in Pewter Coffeepot, Israel Trask, Beverly, Massachusetts, c , lighthouse form with wood finial on domed lid, molded fillets, engraved borders, serpentine spout, black-painted scroll handle with molded thumb-piece, impressed maker s mark I.TRASK on base, (minor wear, pitting), ht. 11 3/4 in. 38 additional information and photos at

41 (partial) 109. Pewter Flagon and Two Teapots, America, 18th and 19th century, quart-size flagon with hinged domed lid, molded base, and 1793 pricked on the side, a bulbous teapot, marked BOARDMAN & HART N-YORK on base, the other teapot with black-painted handle by marked Roswell, Gleason on the base, (wear), ht. 7 1/2-8 in. $ Two Pewter Fluid Burning Lamps, America, mid-19th century, the lamps with camphene burners, and dished bases, one with a truncated cone font with maker s mark for ENDICOTT & SUMNER NY, one with an acorn-shaped font, unmarked, (dents, lacking burner caps), ht. 10 1/8 in. $ Four Pewter Lamps, America, mid-19th century, a patent lamp with acorn-shaped font and side whale oil burner device on a dished base, three bell-form hand lamps, two with camphene burners, one with whale oil burners, (wear, dents), ht. 3 1/4-7 1/2 in. $ Eight Pewter Plates and Two Chargers, early 19th century, the plates each impressed with the monogram J.M.H., the rest unmarked, (wear), dia. 10 3/4, 8 1/2, 13 in. $ Adjustable Wrought Iron Candleholder, probably 18th century, with ram s horn terminal on thumbscrew and linked S-shaped segments, ht. 1, lg. to 22 1/2 in. $ Pair of Brass Petal-base Candlesticks, England, 18th century, with knopped stems, (imperfections), ht. 7 1/2 in. $ Red-painted Two-part Open Pewter Dresser, England or Europe, late 18th/early 19th century, the three grooved shelves faced with molding and medial plate rests on projecting base with bowed top shelf and two open shelves below, later paint, (imperfections), ht. 77, wd. 48 1/2, dp. 12 in. $1,000-1,500 online bidding at 39

42 Classical Blue-painted Birch Bureau, New England, c. 1825, old turned wooden pulls, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 37 1/4, case wd. 38 1/4, dp. 16 1/2 in. $800-1, American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Stern-faced Gentleman, c Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 26 x 22 in., in a period mahogany-veneer frame. Condition: Minor craquelure, small paint loss u.l., retouch American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman in a Library Holding a Newspaper. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 25 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Patch repairs, paint losses, craquelure, retouch. $ Appliquéd and Stuffed Cotton California Rose Quilt Top or Summer Spread, America, probably late 19th/early 20th century, composed of nine stuffed California Rose motifs in solid red, green, and orange, and red-printed fabrics on a white ground, all but the hem hand-stitched, (imperfections), 85 x 85 in. $ additional information and photos at

43 Pieced Cotton Sateen Hand-stitched Quilted Bedcover, America, probably early 20th century, two-toned quilt, one side has a large rectangular black field with a mustard yellow border quilted with a design of a large stylized iris blossom at the center against a diamondpattern background, bordered with an undulating lotus flower design, the reverse is solid mustard-colored fabric with the quilt design stitches carrying through, (minor light stains to borders on reverse), 66 x 85 in. $ Three Small Mats, 19th and 20th century, a rectangular shag mat, possibly Shaker-made, with strips of unraveled multicolored yarn stitched to a cotton ticking foundation, edged with wool twill and backed with burlap, approx, 21 x 32; a hit-or-miss pattern hooked mat, 24 1/4 x 14 1/4; and a rectangular shag mat hooked with wool fabric strips onto a knitted cotton string foundation, 15 x 24 in. $ Geometric Design Hooked Wool Rug, America, probably third quarter 20th century, rectangular rug hooked with stripes and geometric shapes in shades of red, navy, black, and gray, mounted on a wood frame, 26 x 46 in Figural Hooked Wool Rug with a Dog, America, 1932, rectangular rug centered with a poodle and the inscription CAVE CANEM (beware of the dog), and date and monogram signature 1932 HVC, bordered with floral and foliate wreaths with inscriptions God be Wi ye and Well Come, (edge fraying), 39 1/2 x 54 1/4 in. online bidding at 41

44 Queen Anne Cherry Grain-painted Chest-onframe, probably New Hampshire, late 18th century, in two parts, the case of two thumb-molded half drawers and five graduated long drawers, old brasses, 19th century painted surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 60, case wd. 35 3/4, dp. 17 1/2 in. $4,000-6, Pine and Maple Table, probably New England, the rectangular top with breadboard ends on turned legs joined by double stretchers, refinished, ht. 24 1/4, wd. 29, dp. 19 3/4 in. $800-1, Salmon Red-painted Chest of Four Drawers, New England, late 18th century, old oval embossed brass pulls, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 36, case wd. 36 1/2, dp. 19 1/2 in. $800-1, Red-painted Maple and Pine Tavern Table, New England, mid-18th century, the rectangular overhanging top with breadboard ends, on splayed block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs ending in pad feet, joined by a straight skirt and beaded stretchers, old repaint, (imperfections), ht. 24, top wd. 33 3/4, top dp. 18 in. $800-1, American School, 19th Century Landscape with American Fort and Indian Encampment. Unsigned. Oil on paperboard, 6 7/8 x 14 1/4 in., in a painted mitered wood frame. Condition: Good, surface grime. $800-1, Green-painted Arched Wooden Louvered Shutter, America, 19th century, in a rayed Gothic arch design, ht. 32, wd. 37 in. 126

45 Red-painted Poplar Chest over Two Drawers, probably New England, late 18th century, the molded lift top above a case of two thumb-molded faux drawers and two working drawers, on dovetailed cutout base with applied molding, replaced brasses, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 48, wd. 37 1/4, dp. 18 in. $800-1, American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman with Brown Eyes Wearing a Brown Jacket. Indistinctly signed R. Palm--Pinxt June 1828 on the reverse. Oil on panel, 22 x 18 1/2 in., unframed. Condition: Scattered retouch. $800-1, online bidding at 43

46 132. Red-painted Maple Tall Chest of Drawers, New England, c. 1800, flat molded cornice above five thumbmolded graduated drawers continuing to a cutout base, turned wooden pulls, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 51, case wd. 36, case dp. 18 in. $3,000-5, Turned Maple and Pine Tea Table, probably New England, last half 18th century, the overhanging octagonal top on block-, vase-, and ring-turned splayed legs joined by a straight apron and box stretchers, later painted surface, ht. 25, wd. 28, dp. 21 in Queen Anne Cherry Tilt-top Tea Table, New England, late 18th century, the circular top on a vase- and ringturned support and tripod cabriole leg base ending in pad feet on platforms, old surface, ht. 28 1/2, dia. 36 in. $ Red-painted Pine Chest over Two Drawers, New England, late 18th century, with hinged top, and cutout base with applied molding, (imperfections), ht. 45, case wd. 35 1/2, dp. 18 1/2 in. $800-1, Red-painted Pine Tavern Table with Drawer, New England, mid-18th century, the rectangular overhanging top with breadboard ends, on block-, vase-, and ringturned legs ending in turned feet, joining molded apron and box stretchers, old red repaint, (imperfections), ht. 26, wd. 38, dp. 23 in. $1,000-1, Turned Paint-decorated Slat-back Armchair, late 18th century, with four reverse graduated slats joining vase- and ring-turned stiles topped by finials, with outward-scrolling arms above turned legs joined by triple stretchers, 19th century paint, ht. 48, seat ht. 17 in. $ Red-painted Poplar Child s Six-board Chest, possibly New England, early 19th century, with cutout ends, later paint, ht. 16 1/2, wd. 28, dp. 12 in. $

47 Grain-painted Yellow Pine Six-board Chest, possibly Pennsylvania, early 19th century, of dovetailed construction, original surface of burnt sienna and mustard yellow painted to resemble exotic wood, (minor imperfections), ht. 21, case wd. 42, dp. 19 3/4 in. $800-1, Paint-decorated Poplar Chest over Three Drawers, New England, c , the hinged top above the case of thumb-molded drawers and cutout feet, brasses appear to be original, old surface, ht. 43, wd. 36 1/4, dp. 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1, online bidding at 45

48 Grain-painted Wood Wall Shelf, America, 19th century, four-tier shelf with shaped sides, ht. 37, wd. 32, dp. 11 in. $800-1, Grain-painted Pine Wall Shelf, New England, early 19th century, the shaped tapering sides joining four shelves, painted to resemble flame mahogany, (minor imperfections), overall ht. 32, wd. 25 in. $ Two Small Green-painted Footstools and a Blue-painted Footwarmer, America, 19th century, one footstool with shaped skirt with bird cutouts, the other with molded straight skirt, and bootjack ends; the wood and sheet iron footwarmer with pierced heart designs, ht. 5 3/4-7 1/4, lg. 8 5/8-19 1/2 in. $ American School, 19th Century Pair of Portraits of Twin Sisters Catherine and Rachael Pittman, c Unsigned, the sitters identified on labels affixed to the stretchers. Oil on canvas, Catherine depicted wearing a black dress, and Rachael wearing a green dress, 28 3/4 x 22 1/2 in., in matching ogee veneered frames. Condition: Scattered retouch and minor craquelure to both, small paint loss u.l. to portrait of Rachael. Note: The labels affixed to the stretchers state that Catherine Pittman was born in 1822 and died in 1888, Rachael was born in 1822 and died in $3,000-5, Small Classical Grain-painted Poplar Chest of Drawers, probably New England, c. 1830, the scrolled backboard and two small drawers above projecting case of four drawers on cutout feet, old turned wooden knobs, original surface in brown paint, (minor imperfections), overall ht. 45, case wd. 29, case dp. 17 in. 46 additional information and photos at

49 Three Painted and Stenciled Wooden Window Valances, America, 19th century, scrolled top with gilt moldings decorated with stenciled center basket with fruit, flower, and lyre motifs, in gilt, red, and black on a green ground, (losses and restoration to scrollwork, spotting, and paint loss), ht. 7 5/8, lg. 41 1/4 in American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Young Girl Holding a Doll, c Unsigned. Oil on canvas, depicting the girl wearing a blue dress and white pantalets, holding a doll wearing a red dress, with red drapery in the background, 29 1/2 x 24 1/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Three patch repairs with associated retouch c.r., c.l., and l.c. $3,000-5, Folk Art Cloth Black Lady Doll, America, late 19th century, stuffed cotton cloth with embroidered features, articulated fingers, unraveled stockinette cotton hair, wearing a cotton blouse and skirt, underclothes, and stockings, ht. 22 in. $800-1, Folk Art Stuffed Cotton Cloth Doll, reportedly New England origin, second quarter 19th century, hand-stitched doll with sepia ink delineated facial features, padded arms, legs, and body with articulated fingers, wearing original hand-stitched cotton dress and underclothes, velvet and lace trimmed silk bonnet, probably later leather shoes, (wear, toning, staining), ht. 27 1/4 in. $ Three Cloth Black Figure Dolls, America, late 19th/early 20th century, two ladies and a man, with cotton muslin and twill bodies and limbs, embroidered facial features, homespun and printed cotton clothing, applied hair of Persian lamb, black lace and tufts of wool yarn, ht /2 in. $ Painted Cloth Lady Doll, reportedly Lancaster, Pennsylvania, late 19th century, the doll with oil-painted stockinette head and shoulders, handpainted features with blue eyes, light brown painted hair, painted closed mouth, muslin body with oil painted arms, wearing a white cotton blouse and skirt and underclothing, woven straw and pink linen bonnet, leather boots, ht. 18 in. $ online bidding at 47

50 Folk Carved Limestone Memorial with Sheep, America, 19th century, nearly square plinth with a seated sheep flanked by two sleeping lambs, ht. 6 1/4, plinth 11 1/4 x 10 1/2 in American Coin Silver Ladle, John Curry, Philadelphia, c. 1931, with fiddle-back terminus and plain oval D monogram, lg. 13 in., approx. 6 troy oz. $ George III Carved Walnut and Burl Veneer Chest-on-chest, England, early 18th century, the top section with reeded lambrequin corners flanking thumb-molded drawers with matched burl veneer and herringbone borders, set into the lower case with topmost drawer having a desk interior and fall-front, replaced brasses, (imperfections), ht. 72 3/4, case wd. 40 1/2, case dp. 22 in. $3,000-5, Set of Four Rococo Silver Candlesticks, London, c. 1750, each with shaped bobeche and base with shell modeling at the corners, knopped baluster stems, and removable drip pans, trefoil maker s mark with DL, ht. 10 in., approx. 114 troy oz. total. $6,000-8, additional information and photos at

51 Three Early Brass Candlesticks, a 16th century Spanish capstan candlestick with square extracting holes and mid-drip pan on a bellform base; and a pair of late 17th century Dutch or English square-base candlesticks with tapered faceted stems, (crack to bottom of shaft on one of pair), ht. 4 7/8, 5 1/4 in., respectively. $ Large Agateware Pottery Urn, England, c. 1850, clear lead glaze on brown, tan, and white marbled clay with lion mask and scroll handles, ht. 22 5/8 in. $1,500-2, Delft Charger with Putti and Dolphin, 18th century, with puce and yellow enamels, (minor rim chips, glaze wear), dia. 13 5/8 in Neoclassical Gilt-gesso Carved Pier Mirror, probably England, early 19th century, (some imperfections and re-gilding), ht. 64, cornice wd. 37 in. $1,000-1, Neoclassical Gilt-gesso Mirror, possibly Portugal, late 18th century, with cresting of a torch, quiver of arrows, and bellflower vines, gilt and painted surface, (imperfections), ht. 36 in. $ Neoclassical Carved Giltwood Mirror, probably France, 19th century, the crest centered with a small oval mirror framed by a carved bowknot, arrows, bellflowers, and laurel leaves, all over a larger rectangular mirror, ht. 28 1/4, wd. 15 1/4 in. $ Walnut Veneer Rococo Mirror, northern Europe, late 18th century, the scrolled and pierced cresting above the molded rectangular gilt liner on shaped bracket, (losses, repairs), ht. 29, wd. 12 in Pair of Painted and Carved Egyptian Revival Side Chairs, probably England, third quarter 19th century, the scrolled tablet backs on scrolled supports, with overupholstered seats and carved flared legs, (imperfections), ht. 27 1/2, seat ht. 16 in. $800-1,200 online bidding at 49

52 Printed and Freehand-decorated Folding Screen, America, 19th century, two-part wood-framed screen with paint and colored varnishes on paper, central hand-painted scene of a man setting out to hunt carrying his flintlock rifle with his game pouch slung over his shoulder, with a large tree in the foreground amidst a hilly tree-lined landscape with a green-shuttered house in the background, surrounded by polychrome floral, foliate, and marbled wallpaper borders, (imperfections), 75 x 48 in. overall. $1,000-1, Continental School, 19th Century Two Portrait Miniatures: A Bejeweled Woman and a Gentleman. Watercolor on ivory, the portrait of the woman indistinctly signed and dated Pa l.r., square portrait of an elegantly dressed woman wearing gold jewels set with stones seated before a window with a view of a distant town, (two cracks), 3 1/2 x 3 3/8, in a molded giltwood frame; a round portrait of a gentleman, dated 1839 c.l., (minute moisture spot c.l.), dia. 1 3/4 in., in a lacquered wood frame with brass liner. $ Large Blue and White Porcelain Charger, Japan, 19th century, with central scene of birds and flowering trees, the exterior sides with scrolling floral border, dia. 27 3/8 in. $800-1, Imari Palette Porcelain Charger, Japan, 19th century, underglaze blue, red, green, and gilt enamels with central flower spray issuing from a bamboo fence, with floral and diamond diaper borders, dia. 21 5/8 in. 167A. Two Illustrated Natural History Books, the first, Studer s Popular Ornithology: The Birds of North America, edited and published by Jacob H. Studer & Co., New York City and Columbus, Ohio, revised edition, 1881, brown embossed leather binding with gilt lettering, 119 hand-colored plates by Theodore Jasper, A.M., M.D., with tissue guards, gilt edges, 182 pages, 15 x 12 in.; the second THE ILLUSTRATED BOTANY, Comprising The Most Valuable Native and Exotic Plants, with Their History, Medicinal Properties, Etc., edited by John B. Newman, M.D., volume 1 and 2, 352 and 128 pages, respectively, published by J.K. Wellman, New York, 1846, cloth cover, sixty-two hand-colored plates, with tissue guards, four uncolored, 9 1/4 x 6 1/8 in., (imperfections). 50 additional information and photos at

53 168. Yomud Ensi Rug, West Turkestan, late 19th/early 20th century, (areas of wear, end fraying), 6 ft. 3 in. x 4 ft. 7 in. $ Kuba Rug, Northeast Caucasus, late 19th/early 20th century, (end and selvage fraying, crease, scattered losses), 6 ft. 7 in. x 4 ft. 4 1/2 in. $800-1, Contemporary Pakistani Corridor Rug, with seven medallions in the central field, 8 ft. 8 in. x 2 ft. 5 in. $ Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, late 19th/early 20th century, (end fraying, a few creases), 7 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 7 in. $1,000-1, Afghan Prayer Rug, 20th century, with English and Arabic inscriptions, 4 ft. 10 in. x 2 ft. 9 in. $ Turkish Anatolian Kelim, late 19th/early 20th century, (end fraying, scattered wear), 4 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 9 1/2 in. $ Northwest Persian Art Silk Mercerized Cotton Rug, 20th century, with garden-of-paradise design, (areas of wear, end fraying), 6 ft. 9 in. x 4 ft. 8 in. $ END OF SALE 172. Tekke Rug, West Turkestan, late 19th/early 20th century, 4 ft. x 2 ft. 11 in. $ Viss Rug, Northwest Persia, 20th century, (selvage and end fraying, areas of wear to central field), 6 ft. 8 in. x 5 ft. 2 in Kuba Rug, Northeast Caucasus, late 19th/early 20th century, (scattered areas of wear, end fraying, selvage wear, red dye bleed), 5 ft. 6 1/2 in. x 4 ft. 2 in Tekke Main Carpet, West Turkestan, early 20th century, (guard stripe losses, selvage fraying, scattered areas of wear), 10 ft. x 6 in. x 7 ft. 3 in. $ Tekke Rug, West Turkestan, late 19th/early 20th century, (few edge creases, scattered wear, small patch repair on one end, end fraying), 6 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft. 9 in Khamseh Rug, Southwest Persia, late 19th/early 20th century, centered with two connected medallions, (minor areas of wear, end fraying), 5 ft. 2 1/2 in. x 4 ft. $ Northwest Persian Rug, 20th century, (end fraying, repaired split, selvage and other small areas of wear), 6 ft. 5 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. $ Tekke Rug, West Turkestan, 20th century, 5 ft. 5 in. x 4 ft. $ online bidding at 51

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55 Skinner, Inc. - Conditions of Sale 1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot. 2. 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(a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser. 5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases. 6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale. 7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item. 8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots. 9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston. 10. Except for property purchased via on-line Live Auctions, a premium equal to 18.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 10% of the final bid over $200,000, will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the Buyer as part of the purchase price. The buyers premium on property purchased via on-line Live Auctions will be in the amount equal to 21.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 15% of the final bid over $200, Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid. 12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalogue. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalogue, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent. 13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit. Revised November 18,

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57 Absentee Bid Form Sale Title Sale Date First Time Bidder? YES NO Customer # Name (Please Print) Business Name Address check if change in address City State Zip Code Phone # Alternate # I wish to place the following bids in the sale listed above. I understand that Skinner, Inc. will execute bids as a convenience, and will not be held responsible for any errors or failure to execute bids. I understand that my bids are executed and accepted as per Conditions of Sale as printed in the catalogue of this sale. Signature (Required) Date Lot # Description Bid Price FOR OFFICE USE Marlborough Boston Phone Fax Mail Person Employee: SKINNER Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Art 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA Tel: Fax: Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA Tel: Fax:

58 Board of Directors Administration Chairman of the Board - Nancy R. Skinner Richard Albright John Deighton Barnet Fain Stephen L. Fletcher Karen M. Keane President/Chief Executive Officer - Karen M. Keane Chief Financial Officer - Don Kelly Executive Vice President - Stephen L. Fletcher Vice Presidents - Eric Jones, Marie Keep, Gloria Lieberman, Carol McCaffrey, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr Expert Departments SKINNER, INC. Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Art 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA Fax Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA Fax th Century Design - Jane D. Prentiss American & European Paintings & Prints - Robin S.R. Starr Assistants: Kathy Wong, Elizabeth C. Haff American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stephen L. Fletcher Deputy Director: Chris Barber; Assistant: Karen Langberg American Indian & Ethnographic Art - Douglas Deihl Asian Works of Art - Judith Dowling Assistants: Biying Zhang, Carol Tran Books & Manuscripts - Interim Director - Kerry Shrives Bottles, Flasks & Early Glass - Stephen L. Fletcher Ceramics - Stuart G. Slavid Classic Automobiles & Motorcycles - Jane D. Prentiss Couture - Cara Elmslie Discovery Auctions - Cara Elmslie Assistants: Garrett J. Sheahan, Melissa Riebe European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stuart G. Slavid Assistant: Leah Kingman Fine Wines - Marie Keep Assistant: Laura V. Sweeney Jewelry - Victoria Bratberg Assistants: John Colasacco, Julie Khouri Judaica - Kerry Shrives Musical Instruments - David Bonsey Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Gary Richards Science, Technology & Clocks - Robert C. Cheney Assistant: Jonathan Dowling Silver - Stuart G. Slavid Toys & Dolls - Kerry Shrives Auctioneers - LaGina Austin, Chris Barber, Robert C. Cheney, John Colasacco, Stephen L. Fletcher, Karen M. Keane, Marie C. Keep, Gloria Lieberman, Jessica R. Lincoln, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr, Laura V. Sweeney 56

59 Exhibitions & Property Distribution Marlborough: Warehouse Manager - Fred Trottier; Property Manager - Samuel Combs, Boston: Property Distribution Manager - Jessica R. Lincoln, Auction Coordinator - Benjamin Evans, Finance Department Marlborough: Accounts Receivable - Denise Johnson, Accounts Payable, Consignment - Kathleen Hayes, Accounts Payable, Trade - Kevin Rota, Credit Supervisor - Joe Monteyro, Subscriptions Marlborough: Heather Retzke, Service Departments Appraisal & Auction Services - LaGina Austin, Christine E. Finn, Shannon M. Ames, Hadley Bridgman Advertising Production - Pamela Van de Houten Boston Gallery Director - Laura V. Sweeney Assistant Gallery Director: Paige Lewellyn Gallery Assistant: Jessica Turner Catalogue Production - Pamela Van de Houten, Kristina Harrison Consignment Services - Patricia Walker King, Megan J. Blomgren, Carol Zeigler Customer Relations - Carol McCaffrey Institutional Relations - L. Emerson Tuttle Human Resources - Carol McCaffrey Information Technology & Internet Auctions - Kerry Shrives Assistants: Timothy Shaughnessey, Melissa Riebe Managing Director - Marie C. Keep Marketing & Public Relations - Kate de Bethune, Kathryn Gargolinski, Heather Retzke Photographers - Stanley P. Bystrowski, Jeffrey R. Antkowiak, John Cornelius Receptionists - Marlborough: Jessica Bedenbaugh Boston: Sarah L. Collins Staff Portraits - Cheryl Richards Photography Transportation - Eric Jones Assistant: Mark McCaffrey 57

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61 Directions to Skinner s Boston Gallery/63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA Telephone: From the West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Prudential/Copley exit located in the Prudential tunnel. Once on the exit ramp, stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs for Copley. The ramp exits onto Stuart Street. Drive straight through five sets of lights and take a left onto Charles Street South. Take your first left off of Charles St. South onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right. From the South: Take 93-N to Exit 20 for I-90 W toward Worcester. Follow signs for Chinatown/South Station. Bear left at the fork to continue towards Kneeland Street. Turn left onto Kneeland Street. Kneeland Street becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right. From Logan Airport: Take the Ted Williams Tunnel. Take Exit 25 toward South Boston and bear left at the fork in the ramp. Bear right onto B St. Turn left onto Northern Ave which becomes Seaport Blvd. Turn left onto Surface Rd. Turn right onto Kneeland Street which becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right. From the North: Take I-93 South towards Boston. Take exit 26 towards Storrow Drive. Merge onto MA-28 South via the ramp on the left. Turn left onto Beacon Street. Turn right onto Arlington Street. Turn left onto Boylston Street. Turn right onto Hadassah Way. Skinner is on the right at 63 Park Plaza. 59

62 RESTAURANTS FINE DINING Dante Royal Sonesta Hotel 5 Cambridge Parkway Mediterranean restaurant with great views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. Davio s 75 Arlington St Northern Italian steak house. Grill 23 & Bar 161 Berkley Street (Stuart Street) Great steak, seafood, wine list, and service. L Espalier 774 Boylston St Fine French dining and wines with a wonderful pre-fixe menu. No. 9 Park 9 Park St Barbara Lynch s bistro showcases inspired French and Italian influenced food and wine on Beacon Hill. Radius 85 High St Features a modern French menu focusing on seasonal ingredients accompanied by a thoughtful wine list. Scampo The Liberty Hotel 215 Charles St Lydia Shire s latest restaurant, featuring Italian fare produced in an open kitchen upstairs at the Liberty Hotel. Troquet 140 Boylston St French restaurant and wine bar perched at the edge of the Boston Common and the theatre district. Via Matta 79 Park Plaza Elegant Italian fare and beautiful wines in a vibrant dining room - the best of Italy in Boston s Back Bay creates an unforgettable experience. MODERATE Aquitaine 569 Tremont Street Parisian bistro style fare. The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel 200 Boylston St Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in an elegant yet comfortable lounge setting with views of the Boston Public Garden. East Ocean City Beach St Outstanding Chinese food restaurant highlighting seafood dishes with a fullservice bar. Lala Rokh on Beacon Hill 97 Mt. Vernon Street Authentic regional Persian cuisine, hand-selected wine list, knowledgeable waitstaff. McCormick and Schmick s Seafood Restaurant 36 Columbus Ave Fresh seafood offerings that change daily. Summer Shack 50 Dalton St Jasper White serves well-executed seaside favorites in a casual Back Bay setting. INEXPENSIVE Au Bon Pain 26 Park Plaza (across the street from Skinner) or 431 Boylston Street (at Berkeley Street) Casual café offers quick service. Davio s To Go 10 St. James Galleria Atrium Casual Italian take-out lunch spot with daily special pastas, soups, and salads. Flash s 310 Stuart St American comfort food served with classic cocktails in a casual setting. Parish Café 361 Boylston St American restaurant with seasonal outdoor seating features sandwiches created by renowned local chefs. Piattini 226 Newbury Street Italian wine bar with an eclectic menu; specializes in Italian-style tapas. The Upper Crust 20 Charles Street Gourmet thin crust pizza. 60

63 PARKING INDOOR PARKING GARAGES City Place Parking Garage Transportation Building 12 Charles Street Located at the end of Park Plaza Underground multi-level garage All day closes at 2:30am First hr/$5, after 2 hrs/$14 AllRight Parking Boston Common Garage Located on Charles Street, on the Common, two blocks from Skinner 1 hr/$6, up to 24 hrs/$25, Evenings (4pm-10am)/$10 The Four Seaons Hotel Parking Garage 200 Boylston Street Adjacent to Skinner, valet drop-off and pick-up, up to 24 hrs/$30 The Taj Hotel Parking Garage 2 Newbury Street Located three blocks from Skinner, valet drop-off and pick-up Up to 24 hrs/$42 Back Bay Garage 222 Berkeley Street (entrance off St. James) One block from Skinner All day/$35, evening (5pm-7am)/$10 Radisson Hotel Parking Garage Stuart Street (near intersection of Charles) Two blocks from Skinner 1-2 hrs/$12, 2-3 hrs/$16, 3-12 hrs/$18, hrs/$31 Motor Mart Garage 26 Park Plaza (Same building as Legal Sea Food) Up to 1 hr/$8, 1 to 2 hrs/$12, 2-3 hrs/$16, 3-12 hrs/$20, hrs/$31, weekends up to 3 hrs/$8 OUTDOOR PARKING LOTS (recommended for trucks) Pin Stripe Parking Arlington Street All day/$14, after 6pm and weekends/$10, overnight/$15 Billy s Parking 222 Stuart Street am-5pm/$18, after 5pm/$20 BOSTON HOTELS BOSTON HOTELS WITH SKINNER CORPORATE RATES Boston Harbor Hotel 70 Rowe s Wharf Boston, MA Tel: Fax: Nine Zero Hotel 90 Tremont St. Boston, MA The Back Bay Hotel (formerly Jurys) 350 Stuart Street Boston, MA Tel: Eliot Hotel 370 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA Tel: Fairmont Copley Plaza 138 St. James Avenue Boston, MA Tel: Fax: Radisson Hotel 200 Stuart Street Boston, MA Tel: Fax: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro 25 Charles Street Boston, MA Tel: The Park Plaza 64 Arlington Street Boston, MA Tel: Fax: Four Seasons 200 Boylston Street Boston, MA Tel: The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common 10 Avery Street Boston, MA Tel: Fax: The Colonnade 120 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA Tel: Fax: The Liberty Hotel 215 Charles St. Boston, MA Taj Boston 15 Arlington St. Boston, MA Marriott Copley Place 110 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA Tel: Fax: Westin-Copley Plaza 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA Tel: Fax:

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65 SKINNER c a t a l o g u e s u b s c r i p t i o n f o r m Prices effective JULy 1, Catalogue subscription price includes quarterly brochure. Subscription effective one year from date processed. No refunds for previous subscriptions. Renewal notice will be sent one month prior to expiration. Subscriptions do not include Discovery, Estates, and other special sales. Post-auction prices are available online at p l e a s e c h e c k t h e a p p r o p r i a t e b o x e s: U.S./Canada Foreign (payable in U.S. dollars only) Quarterly Brochure No charge No charge Included with catalogue subscription American Furniture & Decorative Arts $120 $143 European Furniture & Decorative Arts $120 $143 American & European Paintings & Prints $120 $143 Fine Jewelry $120 $143 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts $60 $73 Asian Works of Art $60 $73 Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets $18 $25 American Indian & Ethnographic Art $60 $73 Fine Books & Manuscripts $30 $36 Fine Ceramics $60 $73 Fine Musical Instruments $60 $73 Science, Technology & Clocks $60 $73 Fine Wines $60 $73 All Above Departments $750 $915 s u b t o t a l m a r e s i d e n t s 6.25% s a l e s t a x t o t a l MasterCard/VISA # Exp. Date Signature Check enclosed Name Business Name Mailing Address City State Zip address Tel: ( ) Please enclose payment with subscription form and mail or fax to: Skinner, Inc., Subscription Department, 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA


67 REAL ESTATE The Reynolds Estate in Peacham, Vermont With impressive gardens and a classic Bosquet designed by Landscape architect Dan Kiley, this 240-acre property is a rarity for several reasons. The land includes the highest point in Peacham, Vermont and offers 360-degree views of both the Green Mountains and the White Mountains. Fruit trees, stone walls and a large pond grace the property. There are barns and a guest or caretaker s house. The main Cape-style home was built in the 1790s; it offers period charm and detail with modern amenities. In 2007, a Contemporary addition added a sense of elegance and style. There are 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths. Formal rooms include the living room and dining room. A very large kitchen serves as one gathering place; a tavern room has probably heard some tall tales. A library is reserved for quiet moments. This is an exceptional opportunity to enjoy a spectacular property in a very special Vermont place. $1,725,000. Photos Courtesy of: Skinner, Inc. & L.B. Symmes Photography For More Information, Please Contact: Angie Holmes, REALTOR or FINE VERMONT & NEW HAMPSHIRE PROPERTIES LIONDAVIS.COM