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Lizzie Borden Trial Artifact, Court Room Rail Fragment
Eggplant shape silver plated copper alloy
"Rail which was in the Court Room where Lizzie Borden was tried by the first officer that was in the house after the murder - Aug. 4th - 1892 - Geo. W. Allen Committing Officer" (6 by 4.25")
Snuff Boxes, Papier Mache
Paper Mache Snuff Box, Marquis de Lafayette, Round
Probably 1830s, portrait within clouds commemorating his death
Featuring a decoupage print lid celebrating General Lafayette, surmounted by legend, "May a grateful people ever estimate his services". Genal. Lafayette" beneath bust portrait of the general encircled within a wreath of clouds. The base of the box is black. Some losses as depicted on the lid; overall very good. (3.5" in diameter; .75" H)
Paper Mache Snuff Box, Louis Antoine, Duke
Some edge abrasion, otherwise fine
(Diameter: 2 7/8")
Snuff Box, Lafayette, Die Stamped Medallion, Portrait within Bezel
Mid 19th Century
Burled walnut, embossed brass foil portrait of Lafayette surmounted by "Homage A Lafayette". (Diameter: 1.75"; H: .75")
Snuff Box, Pressed Horn, Mourning, Denis Auguste Affre (1793 to 1848)
Priest, professor, appointed Arch Bishop of Paris in 1840; he was not involved in politics as he was dedicated to pastoral endeavors; he was killed during the Insurrection of 1848. He did not heed the warning General Louis Eugene Cavaignac, presenting himself at the entrance to the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, with green branch as sign of peace. He had spoken only a few words, when shots rang-out; the insurgents thinking they were betrayed, opened fire wounding the archbishop who was struck by a stray bullet. He died on 27 June.
The National Assembly of France declared their tremendous sorrow in a decree; a public funeral on 7 July was one of the most moving assemblies of the period.
Affre Archev of Paris
Wounded to death on the barricades
June 25, 1848
The good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep
That my blood soitle last pay
Paper Mache Cigar Case, Hand Painted Scene
Appearance of the American Fleet at Vera Cruz
Circa 1847 to 1860
One side of the accordion fold center section is compromised, all else fine.
Dimensions: 5.5 by 2.75".
Sir Robert Peel Brass Coat Hook, Cast Portrait
English Statesman (1788 to 1850)
Portrait centered by cornucopia of fruits and surmounted by sailing ship within wreath. (H: 8.25")
Map Of France, near Paris
"Le Grand Perche"
G. Blaeu (Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571 to 1638)
Hand colored map of the Grand Perche area, Northwest of France, with a coat of arms and, an elaborate cartouche at the lower left; Ceres holding a reaping hook with two Wyverns pulling a cart filled with grain from the Roman God of Agriculture, Saturn with five cherubs, messengers of the Gods. and a mileage chart, repaired tears at the top and bottom of central fold within margin, light foxing. Mounted and framed by Perry Hopf. (Frame: 26.5 by 22"; view: 17.25 by 21.75".)
Cast Iron Mechanical Toy
Bear and man holding sledge hammers
Original black paint
Sliding mechanism allows figures to strike anvil with hammers.
Dimensions: 4.75" high, 13" long.
1783 Barnard's History of England
Engraved New and Complete & Authentic History of England
Engraved by R. Collier
Dimensions: 8.75 by 12.75-inch sight-size, 10 by 14-inch frame.
Carved Book Box
Battle Of Lake Erie Centennial
On Spine....History Of OH Perry
On Cover...Niagara-We Have Met The Enemy And They Are Ours
Circa 1913 - SOLD
As depicted, the legend within raised border centering the Niagara above scrolls, leafy decorative devices and name plaque. At top right are spandrels with scratch carved dates. The spine with shield carved "History" above portrait, and crossed flags. Box contains a conforming sliding drawer. (Length: 10 inches; width: 6.25 inches; depth: 1.5 inches.)
232-136 - SOLD
Single Shot Cast Iron Cap Pistol
Cast iron cap pistol; one side of grip marked "1776," the other marked "1876;" some traces of gold paint; trigger and hammer work great; some light surface rust, overall very good. (Approximately 5" in length.)
Very rare and colorful Democratic Badge from the turn of the last century; TAMMANY Hall New York City Democrat Ribbon or Badge. On the reverse of Indian medallion: "Saratoga, N.Y., 1898. Democratic Emblem, State of New York." Exceptional condition.
Spread Wing American Eagle
Brass & Tin
Circa 1860 - 1870 - SOLD
Stamped brass spread wing eagle with japanned backing, original wire loops for hang and wire mounts on reverse, splits and dents but solid. Probably a flag holder missing back mounting (30" wing tip to wing tip.)
333-99 - SOLD
Late 19th Century
An unfortunate depiction of human suffering
A unique weathervane displaying an overseer and fleeing slave, bound in sturdy shackles on the slaves neck, wrists and ankles. Holes in the shackles suggest that there may have been chains connecting them at one time; it appears that the overseer's sheet metal whip is also missing. Crusty untouched surface with traces of paint remaining.
Dimensions: 20.25 by 35".
FIVE Charles Stadden American Colonial lead figures
All hand made and painted by Stadder in England, sometime in the 1960's
Marked Britain on the base, these figures rarely are found on the secondary market, and often bring strong prices. The Five figures represent. 5 different figures of the American side of the Revolutionary war. Hessian Soldier is listing/leaning to the right, but can be bent back (too much rum?) Otherwise excellent condition, with no issues.
Or all 5 for $600
As depicted, kneeling slave with upraised arms in chains mounted on 2-inch round watercolor on ivory depicting ships off the coast of Africa. Inscribed in sky “AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER”. The work is mounted within 3.5-inch alabaster frame behind domed glass.
Paul Jones Whiskey Advertising
"Temptation Of St. Anthony"
Oil on Artist Board
Early 20th Century - SOLD
An outstanding and unique rendering after the well known tin signs produced for the Louisville, KY distillery. The work remains in fine original condition and measures 22.75 by 18.75" overall (17 by 13-inch sight-size.)
232-165 - SOLD
1838 Pennsylvania Marriage Certificate - SOLD
William Wagner engraving of Bahrle and Meily's hand colored framed certificate, professionally framed and mounted.
Dimensions: sight size: 6 by 5.75", add 2.5" for mounting and frame.
913-65 - SOLD
A Chippewa thread sewn beadwork on canvas bandolier bag with wonderful sweeping floral imagery...
The work done in translucent green, amber, pea green, greasy yellow, pinks, cobalt; light blue, amber, rose, red white heart and corn yellow, against white seed bead ground. Pouch bordered with black velveteen and double-zigzag beadwork, cane beaded loops with green yarn tassels. The condition is very good with only minimal bead loss. (Tight detail images depicting areas of loss available by request.
George Washington Bakelite Pipe
1932 - SOLD
Dimensions: 5" long, 1.75" high.
RF - SOLD
1834 Pattern Artillery Cap Insignia
Circa 1834 - 1851
Army Die-struck brass cap badge; crossed cannon worn by artillery officers and enlisted men; retaining all four wire hooks on reverse; dark patina with some verdigris and few specks of gilt shining through. Very good. (3.5" wide.)
"Her Majesty's Ship the Alarm" Print, 1781
Colored engraving of British ship with Spanish prize off Gibralter
Framed print is toned and lightly soiled, colors remain vibrant.
Dimensions: 22.5 by 17-inch frame, 20.25 by 15-inch sight-size.
By J. E. Stevens
Circa 1900 - SOLD
In excellent original condition...figures with 95% paint coverage; base with some thinning on top.
Dimensions: 7" high, 9.75" wide, 2.75" deep.
232-163 - SOLD
Stipple Engraving by William Blake of Mrs. Q and Windsor Castle by George Maile
Engraving of Mrs. Q based upon portrait of Mrs. Harriet Quentin, mistress of the Prince Regent by Villiers.
The engraving of the unnamed woman in Windsor Castle was also known to be a mistress of the Prince regent.
Both portraits exude the charm of the period.
Dimensions: sight size: 8.5 by 12.25", both are matted but unframed.
Grand Army of the Republic
Carved And Polychrome Cane
Last quarter 19th century
Initialed JLB...carved corps badges
As depicted, relief carved and painted on hardwood with blonde finish and copper ferrule. Accompanying the cane is a tinned iron dish with old paper affixed-John L. Bachelder-G.A.R. Plate-1861-1865. Bachelder was a New Hampshire resident; enlisted 7-30-1864 as a Private-"I" Company, Massachusetts 33rd Infantry; 6-1-1865 transferred into "K" Company, Massachusetts 2nd Infantry; mustered out 7-14-1865. (Plate diameter: 9 inches; Cane length: 35 inches.)
18th Century Hand Colored Engraved Plates of Eagles
Published by Harrison and Company
1784 and 1787
From the book A New Dictionary of Natural History, or, Compleat Universal Display of Animated Nature. With Accurate Representations of the Most Curious and Beautiful Animals, elegantly coloured by William Fordyce Mavor.
Dimensions: 9.25 by 14.25".
Large Centennial Souvenir Ribbon
Measures 9.25 by 6".
Silver Coffee Pot
Amphora Form...vine border
Presented to Commodore G.W. Rodgers by Hon. Albert Gallatin
Circa 1816 - SOLD
An important American War of 1812 related Empire silver presentation coffee pot, mark of JVM, Paris, 1809-19, of amphora form, chased with a vine border, engraved on one side "Presented to Commodore G. W. Rodgers by Hon. Albert Gallatin 1816," the spout tip cast as a lion's head, raised on incurved supports headed by stiff leaves and ending in paw feet, the cover surrounded by an anthemion leaf border and with bud knop, treen handle, "JVM" mark within lozenge, French standard and guarantee marks. (Height: 11.5"; 29 oz.t.)
232-133 - SOLD
Patriotic Carved Coconut Cup - SOLD
19th Century carving with eagle and shield as central motif with powder horns and liberty cap within the shield.
The border also has a man and woman's clasped hands with a dog and fox on either side.
Ex Thayer Collection
Dimensions: 3" high, 3 5/8" wide, 4 3/8" deep.
508-35 - SOLD
Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank - SOLD
Mechanical paint with untouched cast iron painted surface in excellent working order with original trap door.
Base is marked "PAT. JUNE 8_1885".
Dimensions: 11.5" high; base- 5 by 4".
673-6 - SOLD