Music Box, Veneered Case, Ten Tune
Third Quarter 19th Century
Jacots Safety Check, M.F. 1816 Changer
Marching through Georgia, Star Spangled Banner, among other classics
Single comb lever-wind movement with 9" cylinder; lid with chromolithograph tune card handwritten with the titles of ten airs.
Dimensions: 6.5" H, 19.75" W, 9" D.
Bible Box, Tabletop Box, Scratch Carved, Spanish Brown
Circa 1690 to 1710
Lid appears to have been reduced in depth by less than 1-inch; wear to snipe hinge piercing was probably compromised necessitating modification.
The wooden pintle hinge system is very nice; retrofitting probably done during the boxes early working life. Other imperfections are few, and minor.
(26.5 by 17 3/8 by 8")
Boxes, Wallpaper, Pantry, Sewing
Background, left to right:
Box, Wallpaper Box, Pin Cushion Top
Pink and Green paper with a blue and white printed cotton pin cushion, 19th Century.
Signed inside "Miss Emily Drake".
Dimensions: 3.5" H, 4" diameter.
Box, Wallpaper Box, Oyster, Pink and Yellow
Early 19th Century round hand sewn box, colors have faded so colors are muted.
Box has some wear from use.
Dimensions: 4.75" H, 5.5" diameter.
Box, Wallpaper Box, Cylindrical, Blue and Red
Signed Sally Brown, Providence 1805, some wear.
Dimensions: 5.25" H, 4.5" diameter.
Box, Wallpaper Box, Oval, Blue and Red
Circa 1805 from Rhode Island, most certainly made by Sally Brown who signed the box in the matching paper in the photograph above. Some wear.
Dimensions: 3.75" H, 7.5" W, 6" D.
Box, Pantry Box, Early 19th Century
All original natural surface, finger on cover, nailed construction in a nice small size.
Dimensions: 2.5" H, 4" diameter.
Firkin, Miniature, Shaker, Bale Handle
Dimensions: 2.75" H, 4.75" diameter.
Foreground, left to right:
Box, Double Wall Box, Paper Covered
Nice small tired wall box covered in early wallpaper, all original, some wear but overall in very good condition.
Dimensions: 6.5" H, 4.5" W, 1.25" D.
Box, Wallpaper Box, Pin Cushion Top - SOLD
Early blocked wallpaper covered box hand sewn with brown and white homespun pin cushion top.
Dimensions: 3" H, 5" W, 3.5" D.
Box, Miniature Wallpaper Covered Trinket Box
Hand made open box with canted sides, Blue Paper Covered
Dimensions: 1" H, 2.75" W, 2.5" D.
Amish Bird on Spool
Dimensions: 3.75" H, 4.5" W, 1.25" D.
Box, Wallpaper Box
Oval box covered with early wallpaper, hand sewn top. Great size for a stack at 3 7/8" long.
Dimensions: 1.75" H, 2.5" D.
Box, Rectangular, Paper Covered, 19th Century
Paper in front is a print from a toile. There are paper hearts applied to the sides.
The box has suffered some water damage.
Dimensions: 3.25" H, 8.5" W, 5" D.
Amish Bird, Blue and Tan
Dimensions: 5" H, 4" W, 6.75" L.
Box, Pantry Box, Yellow Paint, 19th Century
Dimensions: 3" H, 6.5" diameter.
Bottle, Miniature, Tools Inside
Dimensions: 4.5" H.
Box, Paper Covered Gift Box, Stenciled Top
19th century box, probably for a love token, when open both inside of top and bottom of box are stenciled with the same floral motif as seen in photo.
Dimensions: 1" H, 3.25" W, 4.25" D.
Family Record, Book Boxes, Sampler
Family Record, Miniature
With Hand Cut Paper Doll - SOLD
Professional framed in a great early painted frame. Ex The Personal Collection of Robert Skinner.
Dimensions: 4.75 by 5.5" frame, 2.75 by 4.5" sight-size.
American - SOLD
Dimensions: 5.5 by 5.5" frame, 4.75 by 4.75" sight-size.
Boxes, Book Boxes in Gold, Pair
Mini book boxes, the top one has glass on the front and back with a gold spine, the bottom one is embossed paper all gold. The interior of both boxes have mirrors.
Dimensions: 2.75 by 1.75 by .5".
Boxes, Paper Book Boxes
Three books in graduated sizes, the top two have mirrors inside and the bottom is titles on the front cover "Odds and Ends". All three have some wear.
Dimensions: 2.75 by 1.75 by 5/8" small book, 3.25 by 2 3/8 by 5/8" middle book, 3 5/8 by 2.75 by 1" larger book.
Box, Painter's Box, Bittersweet Paint
Rectangular box with compartments and square nail construction. Great for desk top or kitchen counter.
Dimensions: 3" H, 16.5" W, 6.25" D.
Bible Box, Tabletop Valuables Box, Queen Anne
Mid 18th Century
The molded lift top over dovetailed case raised on applied bracket base; interior with lidded till. Refinished, snipe hinges restored; pair of cleats installed under lid to assure the integrity due to shrinkage fissure.
Dimensions: 9" H, 22.25" W, 15" D.
Band Box, Wallpaper, Oval, White Flowers on Blue Ground
Circa 1825 to 1845
Large oval box covered with a floral design featuring white blossoms highlighted with red, yellow, and brown against a blue ground; the lid similarly papered. Box top shows in use wear.
Dimensions: 11.25" H, 16.5" W, 13" D.
Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation
Wallpapered Interior with Original Maker's Label
Daniel Watson, Saddler, Trunk and Harness Maker
Keene, New Hampshire
Early 19th Century
A superbly decorated box with hide covering, original lock, and brass hardware; the wire hinges were compromised and are retrofitted with lovely small brass strap hinges. Daniel Watson, a saddler, leather fire bucket maker; manufacturer of military goods, and one of the principal stockholders of the New Hampshire Glass Factory was a successful and prominent citizen of Keen; he died in 1837.
Dimensions: 6.25" H, 15" W, 8.75" D.
Birdcage, Star Form
Wood and wire
(H: 21.25"; W: 22"; D: 8.75")
Barrister's Wig, Stand and Tin Case
By Ravenscroft Law, Wig and Robe Maker
Lincolns Inn, London
Mr. Registrar Parker
White horse hair wig with original black tole box and stand; box is hand painted in gold; wig with owners and makers label. Fine condition.
(Case dimensions: 10.5" H, 8.75" W, 9.25" D.)
Candle Box, Raised Panel Lid, Carved Pull, Original Red Paint
Rectangular chamfered sliding lid, great dry surface, fine condition
(H: 6"; W: 7"; L: 15.5")
Wallpaper Box, Boston 1834
Early wallpaper box in vibrant colors and great condition.
Dimensions: diameter 15"; H: 4.25".
Boxes, Glass, Flask, Candlestick
On box, left to right:
Cutlery Box, Original Red Stain
This example fitted with two compartments divided by beautifully shaped tall pierced handle, features canted and shaped sides resting on a protruding bottom. (H: 7"; W: 13.75"; D: 9.75")
Sparking Lamp, Blown Clear Glass
Early 19th Century
Fine condition. (H: 2.25")
Floor, left to right:
Decanter, Masonic Decoration
Blown Clear Glass, Cut and Engraved
Trunk, Field Chest, Civil War Era, Original Paint
A.L. Kneeland, Athol (Massachusetts)
This trunk belonging to Asa Kneeland is of simple lap-construction; the original paint displays evidence of wear. The iron side handles remain intact; hinges have been replaced, lock hasp is missing and there is some wood loss at bottom of backboard due to moisture; nonetheless, a nice artifact.
Asa, a resident of Athol, Massachusetts, enlisted October 30, 1861 at Athol as a Private. On November 26, 1861, mustered into Company A, MA 32nd Infantry. He mustered out as 1st Lieutenant in July 1865. (H: 11.5"; W: 22"; D: 13.5")
Beehive Candlestick, Faceted Band, Brass
A massive example in good color with a few minor dings, all else fine. (H: 19"; base diameter: 6.5")
Butter Churn, Cylinder Barrel Type, Original Red Paint
19th Century - SOLD
Cooper made barrel type with trap door, original lid and iron bands in great surface. (H to handle: 25"; diameter (approx): 13")
Flask, Historical, Lowell Railroad and Eagle
Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut
Circa 1830 to 1848
Deep amber green
Tooled mouth, pontil scar, excellent condition. (H: 5.75")
Writing Box, Stationary/Folio, Letter, Copying Box
With Writing Slope, Roll Calendar, Slate Pad, Ink Wells
Circa 1860 to 1880
Walnut, fine condition.
(H: 13.75"; W: 16"; D: 11.75")
Document Box and Stoneware Salt Box
Document Box, Lift Top with Drawer, Original Red
This small box in good surface and good condition is missing a small sliver of wood at the rear corner of lid that measures 1.75 by .25-inch. (Height: 7 inches; width: 10.25 inches; depth: 7.75 inches)
Salt Box, Stoneware, Blue and White, Relief Design
Late 19th Century
This example in excellent condition except for thumbnail size flake on edge of lid. (Height: 5.75 inches; diameter: 6 inches)
Case of Drawers, Old Surface
Early 19th Century
White pine and mahogany veneer drawer fronts
The rectangular case of dovetail construction fitted with ten competently constructed dovetailed drawers, retaining original brass hardware. The surface appears to be original. (Height: 7 inches; width: 25 inches; depth: 11.75 inches)
Safe, Folk Art, Original Paint
Late 19th Century
White pine, poplar and walnut
Slightly overhanging top above paneled case with paneled door featuring turned handle, turned and carved lock tumbler, and "Gem Safe" within fanciful painted flourishes. The door opens to a fitted interior with ledger cubbies and small drawer. Ex Meulendike and Esmarian collections. (Height: 9 inches; width: 6.75 inches; depth: 6 inches)
Wallpaper Band Box, "Deaf and Dumb Asylum" Paper, New York, NY after 1831
Blue ground, paper over paste board.
Dimensions: height 12.75 inches X width 17.75 inches X depth 14.25 inches.
Trunk, Leather, Tooled
European, probably Spain
17th or Early 18th Century - SOLD
As depicted, an early domed trunk covered in "all over" tooled leather featuring scrolled and floral motifs; the front includes a pair of magnificent angelic creatures. The lid remains on original snipe hinges; wrought iron handles, fittings, and massive decorated lock intact. In generally good condition with minor losses to scalloped leather border. (Height: 14 inches; width: 39.75 inches; depth: 19 inches)
161-41 - SOLD
Trunk, Red Stain
Rectangular trunk of dovetail construction; the leather handle is riveted to case and features 1847 copper coins as washers. (Height: 9 inches; width: 18.25 inches; depth: 10.5 inches)
By Joseph S. Tillinghast
New Bedford, Massachusetts
With Nantucket History
Depicted on this extremely rare and important bandbox...the engine received in 1830 by Eagle Engine Company 13 of New York City; this company was in existence at the time of the reorganization of the NY Fire department in 1783. "In 1830", writes Mr. Zophar Mills in Our Firefighters-"they had their new engine-the first one in the city that was silver plated, and probably the only one in this country whose brass work was silver plated. The engine was painted black, gold striped, highly polished, and the back had Jupiter hurling thunderbolts painted on it in the best style of art. She was the most elegant engine seen in those days, and all expense of decoration was paid for by the company and their friends." (Zophar Mills was unanimously elected a member of this company in 1832.)
The integrity of this box remains intact with only the typical vestiges of time evident; imperfections and soiling of lid with all else being generally good. Pasted inside the cover is the manufacturer's label, on which is recorded the owner's name-Elizabeth F. Gardner-Nantucket-North Shore; owners name again inscribed in ink on exterior of lid and base. (Height: 14 3/8-inches; width: 20.5-inches; depth: 16.25-inches.)
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
Tiger Maple Box
Measures 10 inches in width, 5-inches in height and 7.25-inches in depth.
Masonic Motif Collar Box
Wooden box with gutta percha panel decorated with Masonic symbols. Stamped "Ward's" on front of box. Sides of box show wear, front clasp broken, applied lid soiled but in very good condition.
Dimensions: 5-inches by 5-inches by 3-inches.
Tri-Corner Hat Box
The molded lid sits within similar molding applied to conforming case. The box is made of white pine and was originally papered; only traces remain. The box is painted in a red resin stain.
Dimensions: 5.25-inches high, 20-inches wide, 17.25-inches deep.
Two Drawer Ballot Box
Dimensions: 10-inches high, 8-inches wide, 8.25-inches deep.
Early Covered Wooden Box in Attic Surface
Dimensions: 6.75-inches high, 15.75-inches wide, 10.75-inches deep.
Octagonal Enamel Box
Depicting an 18th Century couple
The box is signed on the bottom.
Dimensions: 1-inch high, 2.5-inches wide, 2.375-inches deep.
French Porcelain Box
19th Century - SOLD
The box is marked on the bottom.
Dimensions: 1.25-inches high, 2.5-inches wide, 2-inches deep.
230-52 - SOLD
Mahogany Box with Inlay - SOLD
19th Century bracket base mahogany box with delicate vine and star inlay.
Dimensions: 4.5-inches high, 9-inches long, 5.5-inches deep.
333-100 - SOLD