Wallpaper Panels from Vues d’Amerique du Nord
Jean Zuber & Cie.
Designed by Jean-Julien Deltil (1791 – 1863)
Alsace, Rixheim, France
Zuber is one of the great producers of scenic wallpaper, few of which are still operational. These panels belong to a thirty-two-part set that depicts views from an idealized North American society. This series was meant to emphasize the natural beauty of the new nation, as well as the nearly Utopian quality among its people. In one panel offered, “Views of New York Bay,” African-Americans are prominently placed and elegantly dressed. In another, “Military Assembly at West Point,” a crowd peacefully watches drills. These parties are present in other scenes, such as “View of Boston Harbor” and “View of Niagara Falls.” Though intended for the European market, original printings of the scenic wallpaper have been found in American homes from the early 19th century. It can be found in many important collections including the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room, where First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy installed it during the building’s renovation in 1961. The wallpaper represents a promising Old-World image of post-revolutionary, pre-industrial America as a new hope for humanity.
(Maximum H: 80.5”; W: 37”)
333-107 - SOLD
Pair of Jam Hooks, Ball and Urn Finials, Wrought, Cast and Cut Iron
Anonymous, Late 18th Century
(Light scattered surface rust; leave alone or clean; 5.75 By 4 by 3”)
Last of the Mohicans, Antique Sculpture by N. Plaza, France, 19th Century
Cast and Bronzed Zinc, "Caupolicán"
Reduction after the original by Nicanor Plaza (1844 to 1918), Paris, France, 1890 to 1910
Native American wearing a loin cloth, headdress and beads holding a bow, the figure stands watchful looking intently to his left; his club and a quiver are at the ready near his feet.
Displayed on the sculpture’s base is found, in Gothic letters: “The last of the Mohicans.”
Please call for historic information regarding the sculptor and the artist’s original commission generally considered his finest work. (There is a break at the subjects’ left proper ankle otherwise very good condition. We are able to share additional information, call or email if interested. (H: 32.75" base: 13.75” by 17.5")
Pair of Glazed Stagecoach Doors, Molded, Painted, and Gilt
(20 by 47 by 1.75”)
Cast Iron Indian Warrior Door Stop, Bookend, Original Paint
Doorstop/Bootjack, Lobster, Cast Iron
Signed Keen Kutter
(10” by 7”)
Amos and Andy Figure, Cast Iron
(4.5” by 2.5” by 1.5”)
Doorstop, Basket of Flowers in a Vase, Cast Iron
(5” by 5”)
Carnival Swing Figure, Clown Bean Bag Toss Clown, Original Paint
This colorful and amusing profile was made from a substantial piece of wood with iron strapping on the back and remains in excellent condition. Cyr Auctions of Gray, Maine sold a nearly identical figure named Pimpo in 1999.
(Dimensions: 65" H, 19.25" W, 3.5" D.)
Doorstop, Ann Hathaway's Cottage, Shottery
Unknown maker, likely British
(Chips to high spots; H: 5.25", W: 6.75", D: 2")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Zinc Sculpture of an Elk Bull, Base Signed O. Schmidt, Circa 19th Century - SOLD
We know nothing about the creator of this attractive piece
(H: 35"; L: 22"; W: 10")
1169-3 - SOLD
Antique Cast Brass Eagle, Hanging Apothecary Show Globe Mount, Bracket
Unknown Maker, 19th Century
A powerful and decorative wall mounting device in green paint
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD
(Missing a chain; show globe, lamp; really not certain; H: 18", D: 16", W: 4.5")
1001-37 - SOLD
Antique Window Valence, Possibly Hitchcock, Rare
1825 to 1840 - SOLD
(L: 37"; D: 6.5"; H: 8")
787-13 - SOLD
Mills Target Practice Trade Stimulator Penny Drop Game
Countertop, Cast Aluminum
Roman Olympian Theme
A gaming device used in bars and stores - SOLD
(Dimensions: 18.5" H, 12.25" W, 7" D.)
647-49 - SOLD
Charming Cast Iron Boy - SOLD
This charming circa 1870 Victorian cast iron boy/cherub has been attributed the Fiske Foundry and we believe him to have originally been part of a garden fountain. He is a high quality decorative piece with an excellent surface that stands alone quite nicely to decorate either home or garden. There are single holes in each foot where he had been attached to his original stand.
Dimensions: 35-inches tall.
346-1 - SOLD