Early Chair and Table Vignette, with Details of Each Piece
Hanging, left to right:Painted by William Hogarth-Engraved by Benj. Smith
William Hogarth Self Portrait (1697-1764)
Benjamin Smith (Died 1833)
John Boydell (1720-1804)
Josiah Boydell (1752-1817) - SOLD
"From the Original Picture in the Collection of John & Josiah Boydell.
Published June 4. 1795, by J&J Boydell, N'90 Cheapfide; & at the
Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall."
This engraved portrait of Hogarth is from a 1795 collection of the artists prints.
A vertical fold is barely seen at the right third of the art, there is an inked inscription above the plate mark, in script, that reads "No 1 large", light soiling, foxing and toning. Please know that the work was properly mounted and framed by Perry Hopf. (Plate size: 15.5 by 11.75-inches; frame 20.75 by 26.25-inches; view area: 16 b6 21.75-inches.)
Classic 17th Century Map Of New England
NOVE BELGICA ET ANGLIA NOVA
Willem Janszoon Bleau
Depicted are coastal features between Cape Cod and Manhattan; noted are locations of the Manhattan and Mohican tribes. Cape Cod is connected to the mainland; the new Dutch colonies surrounding New Amsterdam (New York) are identified. The English colonies ('Niew Plemouth') are copied from Smith's map of New England, 1616. Recorded on a printed map for the first time are otters and polecats, beavers; egrets, rabbits, bears and a turkey. Depictions of Indian villages are copied from De Bry; Appearing on a printed map for the first time are two images of Indian canoes. The map is dry-mounted and is within a new frame. (Frame: 31.75 x 27.5 inches; view: 15.75 x 20.5 inches; plate: 390 by 505mm.)
Floor, left to right:
A Monumental Hourglass...Sand Timer
Height: 10 3/8-inches, diameter: 7-inches
A rarely encountered large example with clear blown glass bulbs blown in two sections; timer housed within walnut stand having turned ends joined by four baluster, elongated-ball, and ring turned columns. As expected, the ends display a few tight shrinkage fissures in; one with a very old, and clever wood fill, otherwise excellent condition.
New England Treen Plate
Out of round; good patina - SOLD
Dimensions: 7.75 by 7.25-inches.
Oval Top Tavern Table
Maple and pine - SOLD
Heart and Crown Arm Chair
Connecticut, probably Milford or Fairfield area
Maple, ash and poplar
Circa 1720 to 1750
A rare and very good example of the form featuring cutout heart within the domed and pierced crest rail above four molded banisters centered by robust turned back posts and finials; a variant of the "heart and crown" tradition. The shaped arms and handholds above a turned stretcher joining front and back posts; trapezoidal seat raised on turned legs joined by double front and side turned stretchers. The chair has a rich patina and remains in fine condition having lost less than one inch of height. (H: 46.25"; seat H: 16 3/8"; W at widest point is 24 3/8") See Connecticut Furniture of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Wadsworth Athenaeum, 1967; plates 211 and 212 for nearly identical examples.
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