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Painting, French, Cart Dog with Chickens and Produce, Likely Dutch-Belgium
1878, Illegibly Signed
Oil on Mahogany Panel

Antique Dog and Wheel Barrow Painting, Oil on Mahogany Panel, 1878, close up view

In the circle of Henriette Ronner-Knip, see page 289, plate 428 of William Secord’s Dog Painting – The European Breeds (The Antique Collectors’ Club, 2000)
(Original condition, frame is not original; 13 by 11.5”)



Antique Dog and Wheel Barrow Painting, Oil on Mahogany Panel, 1878, entire view

Painting, Folk Art, Observation Tower in Seaport Town, Artist Unknown
New England, Circa 1850
By the same hand as that published in The Flowering of American Folk Art
Oil on canvas, with stencil of Goupil & Co., New York, on verso

See The Flowering of American Folk Art by Jean Lipman and Alice Winchester, (1974) page 60, plate 75. Also, Folk Paintings of America by Robert Bishop (1979)
Page 60, plate 80; captioned as: Seaport Town, artist unknown, oil on canvas, c.1840. Its monumental scale indicates that the artist probably looked upon it as a very important structure in the bustling harbor. (Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kahn) The companion picture is again found in Young America, A Folk Art History by Jean Lipman, Elizabeth Warren and Robert Bishop, page 71.
(Generally good condition other than a 13" crease caused by stretcher pressure one inch from bottom; the work is mounted within a spool and ripple-molded walnut and walnut veneered frame of the period; excellent grain; could use a cleaning. Frame: 31.25 by 25.5", sight-size: 22.5 by 17")



Eagle Painted on Board, Original Condition, Dry Patina
19th Century
White pine
Powerful, iconic symbol with outstretched wings perched on scrolling device

(Sign fragment mounted within carved frame measuring 17 by 20.75", 14 by 17.75" sight-size)



Painting, Race Horse, Hiram Drew, born 1860
Circa 1860's
Oil on Canvas

Folk style profile painting of a chestnut horse with three socks and a blaze standing on turf with mountains and forest in background, in a period frame. Reverse of canvas is stenciled "GOUPIL'S / 772 / BROADWAY, NY." There are two small patches on reverse, some minor areas of in-painting to background, usual crackling. (Approximately 30" by 26" framed, view area approximately 23.75" by 19.5".)



Locomotive, Mixed Media Painting, Hinkley & Dury's Works, Boston
Fitchburg Railroad
American, 19th Century, Signed T.F. Ramsay 1877 to 1888 (Lower right)
Painted pigment, applied gilt foil paper accents and wood rail on academy board

Holmes Hinkley and Gardner P. Drury built stationary engines and began building locomotives 1840. According to inscriptions the locomotive was built in 1846, and later rebuilt at the Fitchburg Railroad repair shop in 1866. Period molded wood frame, gilt liner. (Good condition, subtle surface grime and stray marks; Frame: 20.5 by 15.5"; view: 16.5 by 11.5)



Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes

Painting, Watercolor on Velvet, Puppies, Folk Art, 19th Century
Wide eyed innocent cuties; strong color, period gilt frame - SOLD

(Frame: 18.5 by 13.5", sight-size: 15.25 by 10.25")

928-51 - SOLD

Painting, SPIRIT of 76, Revolutionary War, after Thompkins Matteson
In the circle of Thompkins Harrison Matteson (1813 to 1884)
Oil on Canvas
An iconic composition dating to the mid-19th century by an anonymous painter - SOLD

The loyal young patriot prepares to leave for military service, a soldier at the open door awaits his company while his wife is at is knees; mother hands him his sword; father is shown with bayoneted musket; an emotional life-defining moment for all.
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested.
(The picture is relined and remains on original stretcher; the frame measures: 30.5 by 35.75", sight-size: 23.5 by 28.75")

1039-31 - SOLD

Antique Painting, Black Americana, Waiting for Santa, Expectant Children with Chamber Stick
Anonymous, Late 19th Century
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD

Antique Black Americana Painting of Two Children Waiting for Santa, 19th Century, entire view

See Images in Black, 150 Years of Black Collectibles by Douglas Congdon-Martin, page 106, upper left.
“Lighting the Way for Santa Claus,” G.M. Auer & Co., Litho., New York. Perhaps this is the original illustration. (Very good condition; frame: 22 by 27”, sight-size: 16.5 by 21.5”)

201-448 - SOLD

Painting, Large Dog in Mountainous Landscape, NERO / DIED 1907
Great Paint Decorated Frame
A beloved pet, the composition rendered in oil on academy board - SOLD

(Excellent, poplar frame and backboard; frame: 22.75 by 28.75"; view: 18.75 by 23.75")

606-87 - SOLD

Painting, Autumn Landscape with Cows, William Preston Phelps, New Hampshire
Signed WP Phelps, William Preston Phelps (1848 to 1923)
Oil on Canvas - SOLD

Cattle pasturing on hillside, likely Mount Monadnock by "the painter of the Monadnock"
(Excellent condition, one tiny puncture repair; frame: 54.25 by 38.25", sight-size: 41.75 by 35.75")

879-31 - SOLD

Folk Painting of Deer, Twelve Point Buck, Oil on Pressed Paperboard
Painted by Mrs. William D. Salsgiver, Elberta, Michigan
Antique - SOLD

Mounted within mid-twentieth century frame, backboard signed
(Frame: 20.75 by 24.75", sight-size: 15.5 by 19.5")

1062-5 - SOLD

Folk Art Watercolor and Gouache, Dove in Flight
19th Century - SOLD

Mounted within period painted frame, not examined out of frame
(Frame: 13.5 by 10.5"; view: 9.5 by 6.5")

648-4 - SOLD

Small Girl with Rooster
Circa 1840-50 - SOLD

Western New York origin. Oil on canvas. Round painting with round frame. Primitive. Girl's head and body disproportionate and at odd angle. Painting has a 12-inch diameter.

125-32 - SOLD

On Point
Landscape with hunter and dog
Probably NYS
Nineteenth Century
Oil on Canvas - SOLD

As depicted, bird-dog on point within landscape with hunter approaching.
The canvas "prepared by W.F. Cheney-Canandaigua, NY. The picture is mounted on original stretcher and remains in good condition; some minor border losses at lower section. (Frame: 24 x 21 inches; view: 17.5 x 14.5 inches.)

231-31 - SOLD

Rooster Standoff
Possibly Boston Area
Late 19th Century
Oil on canvas - SOLD

As depicted, a pair of roosters "staring down" in defense of territory as hens watch. A partial label for Boston department store Houghton and Dutton is affixed to backboard. The picture remains on original stretcher and is mounted within carved, molded, and gesso-gilt frame that may be original. Fine original condition. (Frame: 20.5 x 14.5 inches; view: 15.75 x 9.75 inches.)

231-30 - SOLD

Bear on a Frozen Lake
2nd Half of the 19th Century
Hudson River School - SOLD

Bear on a frozen lake with hunters in waiting. New York State origin. Oval view area measures 17-inches by 23-inches. Frame measures 28-inches by 33-inches.

125-33 - SOLD

Farm Scene by Albert Webster Davies
Oil on artist board - SOLD

Dimensions: 29.25 by 23.25-inch frame, 23.5 by 17.5-inch sight-size.

137-22 - SOLD

Painting, Transportation Progress, Seal of Pennsylvania, Railroad vs. Stage Road
Anonymous, Likely 1870’s, possibly for the Centennial Exposition of 1876
Oil on canvas; wonderful palate - SOLD

Antique Railroad vs. Stage Road Painting, Showing Transportation Progress, Likely 1870's, entire view

The modern train speeds along a smooth track juxtaposing the abandoned broken-down Conestoga wagon and stagecoach on a treacherous wagon road; a bold stylized Pennsylvania state seal is displayed before a mountainous landscape flanked by a tavern and tunnel. (Original frame and backboard; frame has minor scattered in-painting; canvas is in very good condition. Frame: 35.5 by 43.5"; view: 29 by 37")

232-353 - SOLD

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