Volunteer Fire Department Painting, Torrent 10, Hand Pumper, Possibly Cleveland Ohio
Seventeen firemen in parade uniforms proudly flanking the hand tub; station: Torrent 10
Oil on canvas, original carved frame; original stretcher and gilt liner
See the Encyclopedia of American Hand Fire Engines presented by Handtub Junction; page 91 for the only Torrent #10 listing. (Excellent condition; frame: 42.25" x 26.25"; view: 35.5" x 19.5")
Queen Anne Bonnet Top Highboy, Fan Carved, Full Bonnet, Period Brasses
Massachusetts, Northshore; Likely Salem, Circa 1765 to 1780
(Excellent condition; height to top of finial: 89”, top case W: 36”, D: 19”; lower case W: 39”, D: 20.5”.)
Paint Decorated Work Box, Outstanding Folk Art, Likely; Maine, Circa 1820
Displaying a Primitive New England Aesthetic - SOLD
The composition against a white ground likely inspired by wall painting and painted furniture of the period.
From an old Maine collection to Walters and Benisek to AAAWT; we then placed the box within a private collection nearly 20-years ago.
(Fine original condition; lock hasp missing for a very long time; 16.25 by 6 by 9.5")
1026-20 - SOLD
Pipe Box, Hanging, Shaped Backboard, Sides &
Front Above Drawer, Original Surface
Connecticut or Rhode Island, Circa 1770-1820
Cherry, pine, and chestnut secondaries
Exquisite design featuring wonderfully shaped side and backboard joining thumb- molded front
panel above thumb-molded drawer with brass pull. Ex Harry Hartman, Pam Boynton, AAAWT to
private collection. (Tiny losses to corners of drawer face; minor restoration to bottom drawer
bottom compensating wear, else fine; H: 22”, W: 5.75”, D: 5.25”)
Howard Gilt Zinc & Copper Rooster Weathervane, C. 1854-1867, Original Surface History
Best Surface, Fine Original Condition, J. Howard, West Bridgewater, MassSOLD
Two-part hollow cast zinc flattened full-body vane, with corrugated sheet copper tail and cast copper feet, supported on an iron bar… displaying a historic painted surface in dry patina. A similar rooster vane by J. Howard is illustrated in The Art of the Weathervane by Steve Miller, Schiffer Publishing, Pennsylvania, 1984, page 37, and A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, by Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblenz, Crown Publishers, 1981, page 34.
(27 X 24.25”)
923-4 - SOLD
A Fine and Rare William and Mary Turned and Joined Gateleg Trestle-Base Table
New York, Circa 1690-1730
A popular form favored by Hudson River Valley settlers
Gumwood and yellow poplar SOLD
This example closely related to a table that purportedly belonged to Abraham Ten Broeck (1734-1810) of Albany, New York.
The turning sequence on the support legs display Baroque vigor… the legs on these tables generally follow a vocabulary of four templates; stacked balusters, such as found on this example, single baluster, opposing balusters, and baluster above a ball flanked by reels.
For additional information on related tables see Peter M. Kenny, “Flat Gates, Draw Bars, Twists, and Urns: New York’ s Distinctive, Early Baroque Oval Tables with Falling Leaves,” American Furniture 1994, edited by Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 1994), pages 106-35. Also, Frances Gruber Safford, American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Early Colonial Period: the Seventeenth-Century and William and Mary Styles, (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007), pages 159-61, number 65. The author states that there are perhaps only two dozen of these tables known to be extant. (Excellent original condition; as is typically the case, the hinges were changed during the tables working life.)
Antique Card table, Fancy Paint Decorated Games Table
South Eastern, Massachusetts, Circa 1825
Card tables are rarely encountered in paint
The flamboyant yet carefully arranged decoration is original and remains in excellent condition. The hinged rectangular fold over top with rounded front corners above a plain apron with engaged ovolo front corners and single long drawer retaining original brass hardware… raised on turned legs; back left being flying/rail leg. Constructed of white pine, maple and butternut.
(Height: 28” , top (closed): 36 x 17.75” , top (open): 35.5 x 36” .)
Trade Sign, Bold Graphics, Flat Gold Lettering Against Black Smaltz, Wood & Tin
Purportedly SoHo, NYC, Circa 1880-1900
Inscribed on the back is, “Country Sign Co”., sheet iron within molded wood frame painted black and gold…excellent condition. (72 by 36”)
Triple Portrait, Three Siblings, the Kendall Children, Sterling, Massachusetts
Attributed to Jones Fawson Morris (1801 to 1839), The children of Dr. Pierson and Lucinda Kendall of Sterling; George, Charles and Lucinda; about 1828
Oil on bed ticking, original frame (Frame: 29 by 34.25"; view: 25.75 by 29.25) - SOLD
See American Folk Art, Lovingly Collected, Worcester Art Museum, Paul S. D’ Ambrosio, page 55, The Pratt Children, circa 1835.
The painting remains in very good condition; was laid on board during the mid-20th century with only scattered and minor losses restored; lightly cleaned and very minor in-painting. This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested.
270-114 - SOLD