<-- Previous Next -->
Antique Associates at West Townsend

Sign up for our Advance Notice Email Program Here
Or at the bottom of any page.


Folk Art
Portraits, AnonymousPortraits, Known ArtistsPortraits, Historic
Portraits, ChildrenFracturs & Family Records
SilhouettesFriendship & Love TokensOutsider Art
Allegorical & ReligiousPatriotic, Political, & Military
Watercolor PaintingsOil PaintingsLandscape & Genre
MaritimeTheoremsStill LifeWeathervanesWhirligigsGameboards
SculpturesCarvingsDecoysCanes & Walking SticksMiscellaneous



Watercolor, My Little Boat, Sailor at Helm, Ma Nacelle, Herman Melville Collection
Johannot; Johannot Mill, Annonay, France: one of his famous French songs…
Date/Period: 19th Century


Antique Traveling Lantern, Sheet Iron, Mirrored Back, Folding Handle
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 16.5" x 10.5"; view: 15" x 9")

Material: Watercolor on watermarked paper

Condition: Excellent original condition; front and back framed in glass.

Additional Information: Watercolor depicting sailor on little boat above the poem “MA
Nacelle”
[My Little Boat, 1815-1829] by Pierre-Jean de Béranger. Watercolor and ink on
thin white paper; two large “eagle and Napoleon” watermarks in circles. The verso a
continuum of the poem in script; front and back framed in glass.

Pierre-Jean de Béranger (19 August 1780 – 16 July 1857) was a prolific French poet
and chansonnier (songwriter), who enjoyed great popularity and influence in France
during his lifetime, but faded into obscurity in the decades following his death. He has
been described as "the most popular French songwriter of all time" and "the first
superstar of French popular music". (Wikipedia)

The above described once belonged to Herman Melville, author of the world famed
novel, Moby Dick. Melville acquired art on one his voyages to Europe. The bulk of the
Melville art collection is in the Melville Room Museum at the Berkshire Atheneum in
Pittsfield, Massachusetts. This piece was acquired by our consignor from Adrienne
Metcalf, the great granddaughter of Melville. It was passed down to Adrienne and her
sister, Anne Westmoreland, from David Metcalf, great grandson of Melville. David
owned the work by descent from his mother, Melville’s granddaughter, Eleanor Melville
Metcalf. (The work is accompanied by a letter of statement signed by Adrienne Metcalf,
third granddaughter of Herman Melville, signed March 28, 2008.)
Translation of poem available


Antique Traveling Lantern, Sheet Iron, Mirrored Back, Folding Handle
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, back view

Antique Traveling Lantern, Sheet Iron, Mirrored Back, Folding Handle
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, detail view 1

Antique Traveling Lantern, Sheet Iron, Mirrored Back, Folding Handle
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, detail view 2

Antique Traveling Lantern, Sheet Iron, Mirrored Back, Folding Handle
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, watermark detail

$6,985.00

1039-64




Watercolor, View of Algiers in Barbary, American Ships in Harbor, Naval History
Anonymous, inscription in margin identifying United States, Java & Constitution
Superbly executed composition


Watercolor, View of Algiers in Barbary, American Ships in Harbor, Naval History
Anonymous, inscription in margin identifying United States, Java & Constitution, entire view

(Free floated, expert paper repairs limited to mountain and sky; not terribly distracting; frame: 18.75 by 27", sight-size: 16.75 by 25")

$5,200

232-319


Watercolor, View of Algiers in Barbary, American Ships in Harbor, Naval History
Anonymous, inscription in margin identifying United States, Java & Constitution, scale view
Watercolor, View of Algiers in Barbary, American Ships in Harbor, Naval History
Anonymous, inscription in margin identifying United States, Java & Constitution, text detail
Watercolor, View of Algiers in Barbary, American Ships in Harbor, Naval History
Anonymous, inscription in margin identifying United States, Java & Constitution, writing detail



American Ship Portrait, the Harry Bailey, Flying American and House Flags
American School, Anonymous


American Ship Portrait, the Harry Bailey, Flying American and House Flags American School, Anonymous, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 36.75" x 26.5"; view: 33" x 22.5"

Material: Watercolor and gouache on paper

Condition: Strong color, as depicted, two narrow areas of toning running top-to-bottom;
trivial repaired tears…displays well.

Additional Information: Portrait of the three-masted vessel Harry Bailey, under sail.
The vessel identified on a pennant and boards at the bow and stern, sailing left to right
and flying an American flag, a land mass visible off her port bow, molded giltwood
frame.

$3,650.00

1335-44


American Ship Portrait, the Harry Bailey, Flying American and House Flags American School, Anonymous, entire view sans frame

American Ship Portrait, the Harry Bailey, Flying American and House Flags American School, Anonymous, detail view 1

American Ship Portrait, the Harry Bailey, Flying American and House Flags American School, Anonymous, detail view 2

American Ship Portrait, the Harry Bailey, Flying American and House Flags American School, Anonymous, detail view 3

American Ship Portrait, the Harry Bailey, Flying American and House Flags American School, Anonymous, detail view 4

American Ship Portrait, the Harry Bailey, Flying American and House Flags American School, Anonymous, back view



Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family
[Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town,
South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame


Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family [Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town, South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame, entire view

The ship is distinguishable by the unusual sail projecting below the bowsprit secured to
the bobstay…known as the “Jimmy Greensail” according to a legend attached to the
verso. Affixed to paper sealing the back is the label of J.F. Cabot & Brother, Gilders and
Picture Framers, 89 Sudbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. According to a Historic
New England database they were in business 1878 to 1888.

Dwight Whiting was our consignors’ great grandfather who moved to Southern
California from Boston in the late 1800’s. The consignor acquired the painting from his
sons, George Whiting. Other provenance, (and lore) all within the Whining family
available. (Frame: 32" x 23.5"; view: 20" x 28.5")


Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family [Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town, South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame, entire view sans frame

Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family [Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town, South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame, back view

Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family [Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town, South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame, back detail 1

Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family [Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town, South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame, back detail 2

$3,650.00

1335-6




Maritime Painting, Dutch Merchantman & American Trading Vessel
Jupiter * Amsterdam
Getekend door [drawn by, Dutch] J. Jordan


Maritime Painting, Dutch Merchantman & American Trading Vessel
Jupiter * Amsterdam
Getekend door [drawn by, Dutch] J. Jordan, entire view

Not a typical Dutch name; artist may have changed his name from Jordaan for marketing reasons.

The Amsterdam fly’s her national flag; mast flags represent the shipping/mercantile
company…the ship’s name and homeport of Amsterdam are painted in gold gilt with
black silhouette and proudly positioned. The Dutch ship displays a false line of painted
gun ports, [two live with cannon] a small American trading vessel is off the Jupiter’s port
side [flying American flag]. A jolly boat tender is tied to the Amsterdam, one sailor is
climbing abord while four remain afloat. A sailor is climbing rigging, another is waving to
the captain of a small sailing vessel of her stern; men are seen on the bow and
bowsprit. Within the composition are multiple national ships and pilots; also, a second
jolly boat tender powered by four sailors. Fine attention to rigging detail suggesting that
perhaps the artist swallowed the anchor, creating port and arbor pictures to be sold to
visiting sailors. The work is archivally mounted within a period and appropriate frame;
minor imperfections including scattered foxing and minor tears at borders, now repaired.

(Frame: 22.75" x 29.25"; view: 19" x 25.25")


Maritime Painting, Dutch Merchantman & American Trading Vessel
Jupiter * Amsterdam
Getekend door [drawn by, Dutch] J. Jordan, detail view

Maritime Painting, Dutch Merchantman & American Trading Vessel
Jupiter * Amsterdam
Getekend door [drawn by, Dutch] J. Jordan, artist detail

Maritime Painting, Dutch Merchantman & American Trading Vessel
Jupiter * Amsterdam
Getekend door [drawn by, Dutch] J. Jordan, back view

$2,375.00

659-209




19th Century Watercolor,
Low Tide Wharf Scene, Ship & Buildings
Signed: Nahum Ward (1785-1860)
Watercolor on paper


19th Century Watercolor, Low Tide Wharf Scene, Ship & Buildings
Signed: Nahum Ward (1785-1860)
Watercolor on paper, entire view

Waterfront environs displaying a moored ship having “Nahum Ward” painted on stern
board. There is a man aboard the vessel, man, and horse within small warehouse;
wharf surrounded by early buildings. Ward was a member of the famous Shrewsbury,
Massachusetts Rev-War patriot family. Very good condition, tiny piece of glass missing
at lower left. The work is mounted within a molded walnut frame with gilt liner.
Frame: 21" x 17"; view: 12.25" x 9.5"


19th Century Watercolor, Low Tide Wharf Scene, Ship & Buildings
Signed: Nahum Ward (1785-1860)
Watercolor on paper, entire view sans frame

19th Century Watercolor, Low Tide Wharf Scene, Ship & Buildings
Signed: Nahum Ward (1785-1860)
Watercolor on paper, back view

$1,975.00

335-140




Antique Drawing, High Angle View of the Hudson River from West Point Academy
Unknown Artist, 19th Century…Grisaille [graphite drawing]


Antique Drawing, High Angle View of the Hudson River from West Point Academy 
Unknown Artist, 19th Century…Grisaille [graphite drawing], entire view

A bird’s eye view displaying mountainous landscape, architecture, sailing vessels including a
sidewheeler; a bridge and locomotive. The work is mounted within a bird’s eye maple
frame with gilt liner; 39" x 30.5".


Antique Drawing, High Angle View of the Hudson River from West Point Academy 
Unknown Artist, 19th Century…Grisaille [graphite drawing], detail view 1

Antique Drawing, High Angle View of the Hudson River from West Point Academy 
Unknown Artist, 19th Century…Grisaille [graphite drawing], detail view 2

Antique Drawing, High Angle View of the Hudson River from West Point Academy 
Unknown Artist, 19th Century…Grisaille [graphite drawing], back view

$1,275.00

290-42




Marine Painting, The Iceberg, Alfred Carter Needham (1872 to 1952)
Manchester, Massachusetts, Signed 1921


Antique Maritime Painting with Iceberg by Alfred Needham, Signed 1921, close up view

Signed and dated "A.C. NEEDHAM '21" lower left, Vose Galleries label on reverse
Oil on canvas, 16.25 by 20”

$1,050

167-40


Antique Maritime Painting with Iceberg by Alfred Needham, Signed 1921, with ruler for scale
Antique Maritime Painting with Iceberg by Alfred Needham, Signed 1921, signature detail



Ship Flying American Flag Painting on Linen, Anonymous, Circa 1870
Watercolor and ink


Antique Painting on Linen of a Ship Flying the American Flag, Circa 1870, entire view

(Not examined out of frame; frame: 27 by 15.5”, sight-size: 22 by 10.5”)

$975

659-184




NEW LINE BETWEEN BOSTON & NEW YORK –
VIA NEWPORT AND FALL RIVER
COMPOSTED OF THE NEW STEAMERS
BAY STATE & EMPIRE STATE
EACH OF 1600 TONS BURTHEN
BUILT EXPRESSLY FOR THE OUTSIDE ROUTE &
IN EVERY RESPECT SEA GOING STEAMERS
Pained BY W. MARSH ESQRE. N.Y.
LITH. BY F. & S. PALMER, 34 ANN ST. N.Y.


NEW LINE BETWEEN BOSTON & NEW YORK – VIA NEWPORT AND FALL RIVER
COMPOSTED OF THE NEW STEAMERS
BAY STATE & EMPIRE STATE
EACH OF 1600 TONS BURTHEN
BUILT EXPRESSLY FOR THE OUTSIDE ROUTE & IN EVERY RESPECT SEA GOING STEAMERS
Pained BY W. MARSH ESQRE. N.Y. LITH. BY F. & S. PALMER, 34 ANN ST. N.Y., entire view

Lithograph mounted within modern gold frame, not examined out-of-frame so let us
assume it is mounted. (Frame: 40.75" x 29.25"; view: 38.25" x 26.75")


NEW LINE BETWEEN BOSTON & NEW YORK – VIA NEWPORT AND FALL RIVER
COMPOSTED OF THE NEW STEAMERS
BAY STATE & EMPIRE STATE
EACH OF 1600 TONS BURTHEN
BUILT EXPRESSLY FOR THE OUTSIDE ROUTE & IN EVERY RESPECT SEA GOING STEAMERS
Pained BY W. MARSH ESQRE. N.Y. LITH. BY F. & S. PALMER, 34 ANN ST. N.Y., detail view 1

NEW LINE BETWEEN BOSTON & NEW YORK – VIA NEWPORT AND FALL RIVER
COMPOSTED OF THE NEW STEAMERS
BAY STATE & EMPIRE STATE
EACH OF 1600 TONS BURTHEN
BUILT EXPRESSLY FOR THE OUTSIDE ROUTE & IN EVERY RESPECT SEA GOING STEAMERS
Pained BY W. MARSH ESQRE. N.Y. LITH. BY F. & S. PALMER, 34 ANN ST. N.Y., detail view 2

NEW LINE BETWEEN BOSTON & NEW YORK – VIA NEWPORT AND FALL RIVER
COMPOSTED OF THE NEW STEAMERS
BAY STATE & EMPIRE STATE
EACH OF 1600 TONS BURTHEN
BUILT EXPRESSLY FOR THE OUTSIDE ROUTE & IN EVERY RESPECT SEA GOING STEAMERS
Pained BY W. MARSH ESQRE. N.Y. LITH. BY F. & S. PALMER, 34 ANN ST. N.Y., detail view 3

NEW LINE BETWEEN BOSTON & NEW YORK – VIA NEWPORT AND FALL RIVER
COMPOSTED OF THE NEW STEAMERS
BAY STATE & EMPIRE STATE
EACH OF 1600 TONS BURTHEN
BUILT EXPRESSLY FOR THE OUTSIDE ROUTE & IN EVERY RESPECT SEA GOING STEAMERS
Pained BY W. MARSH ESQRE. N.Y. LITH. BY F. & S. PALMER, 34 ANN ST. N.Y., detail view 4

NEW LINE BETWEEN BOSTON & NEW YORK – VIA NEWPORT AND FALL RIVER
COMPOSTED OF THE NEW STEAMERS
BAY STATE & EMPIRE STATE
EACH OF 1600 TONS BURTHEN
BUILT EXPRESSLY FOR THE OUTSIDE ROUTE & IN EVERY RESPECT SEA GOING STEAMERS
Pained BY W. MARSH ESQRE. N.Y. LITH. BY F. & S. PALMER, 34 ANN ST. N.Y., back view

$875.00

659-214



Painting, Brig Flying American Flag Rescues a Burning Ship, Maritime Fire
Date/Period: Circa 1850-1900


Painting, Brig Flying American Flag Rescues a Burning Ship, Maritime Fire, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 26.25 x 22 inches; view: 19 x 15.25 inches

Material: Oil on canvas within period gilt frame

Condition: Very Good

Additional Information: As depicted, a sailing ship flying her American colors come to
the rescue. Mounted on original stretcher within original frame.

$485.00

339-10


Painting, Brig Flying American Flag Rescues a Burning Ship, Maritime Fire, scale view

Painting, Brig Flying American Flag Rescues a Burning Ship, Maritime Fire, entire view

Painting, Brig Flying American Flag Rescues a Burning Ship, Maritime Fire, back view



Vintage Pastel on Paper, Summer Sailboats – Tidal Landscape
Unsigned, Early 20th Century


Vintage Pastel on Paper, Summer Sailboats – Tidal Landscape
Unsigned, Early 20th Century, entire view

(Frame: 18" x 14"; view: 11.25" x 7.5")


Vintage Pastel on Paper, Summer Sailboats – Tidal Landscape
Unsigned, Early 20th Century, sans frame

Vintage Pastel on Paper, Summer Sailboats – Tidal Landscape
Unsigned, Early 20th Century, back view

$395.00

110-853





Link here for more Advance Notice Program Details ,
or here to view AAAWT's Privacy Policy


Looking for past sales?
Check HERE for items previously sold from this page


If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

<-- Previous Page  |  Next Page -->