Early Baroque Figural Carving, Wood Sculpture, Woman
16th to Early 17th Century
A standing figure with her right arm upraised, wearing an elaborately draped and deeply carved flowing garment with floral clasp to front. This very beautiful allegorical carving has developed a rich and dark patina; difficult to examine wood; possibly boxwood (Has not been sampled and tested). Amazingly, the arms, hands and finger are without compromise; some minor age imperfections mostly limited to base and horizontal surfaces such as shoulders and top of head. A lovely piece. (Dimensions: 63.75" H.)
Tonawanda Man, Articulated Calliope Figure
Herschell Spillman Company
Tonawanda, New York
Polychrome, wood, metal, and fabric - SOLD
This fine and sensitive figure is extremely rare, one of a very few extant examples. The figure wearing woven cotton trousers, a blue and white shirt and leather shoes remains in excellent condition. The figure was originally connected to a carousel mechanism, the arm moved in a cranking motion while the head swayed back-and-forth. (H: 51"; on stand: 68")
144-35 - SOLD
Carousel Horse, Jumper, Glass Eyes, Original Surface
North Tonawanda, New York
A carved and painted jumping wooden carousel horse, the figure with glass eyes and carved mane. The breast collar is ornamented with a carved and painted American shield. This horse is painted reddish-brown dapple with black mane; the slightly curved saddle is yellow, blankets are painted yellow with red trim, the tack done in yellow and green.
Dimensions: 59" H, 4.5" W, 12" D.
Eagle, Cast Iron, Gold Leaf
Daniel Meeker Foundry
Newark, New Jersey
Circa 1850 - SOLD
A proud and powerful American symbol in weathered gold leaf surface perched on cloudband designed as architectural ornamentation. An eagle of the same form guards the entry, above the main doors of the Arsenal at 64th Street and 5TH Avenue, New York City; it was chosen by the buildings architect, Martin E. Thompson in 1851. (Width: 74"; height: 30".)
274-108 - SOLD
An Early Carved Figure In Flowing Gown
A well carved figure retaining much of it's original green paint having long wavy hair painted black; figure holds a shield with traces of red paint relief decorated with three carved antelope or ibexes. These magnificent horizontal beams, usually made of wood, extending from the top of a masonry wall outward towards the center of the enclosed space, but not completely traversing it.
The projecting end is usually connected to the roof with a diagonal brace. The protruding ends of hammer beams were often elaborately carved. The overall condition of this beautiful carving is excellent, with only the loss of some finger ends and typical age separations. (Approximately 60" in height.)
Gilded And Painted Mirror
English Or American
Circa 1800-1820 - SOLD
The concave frame receives the continuous round molding quartered with carved, gesso and gilt ring and foliate decoration. The frame is surmounted with an eagle on rocky-mount having sea serpent and foliate decoration balancing and completing the upper crest while perpetuating the marine theme as sometimes encountered. All elements including glass and backboard are original; great old surface with nary an imperfection sans a small crack that was long ago glued. Height: 38.25"; width: 28.5".
333-73 - SOLD
Iron Widow or Railing Flower Box With Copper Liner
Flat iron stock with cast decoration
First half 20th century
This planter with cast rose and foliate motif measures 49 5/8" by 7.75" deep; depth of copper liner is 3.0".