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Mary Knight (1811-1897), Folk Art Drawing, Architectural, Otisfield, Maine
Date/Period: First half 19th century


Mary Knight (1811-1897), Folk Art Drawing, Architectural, Otisfield, Maine, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 15" x 10.75"; view: 12.5" x 8"

Material: Watercolor and ink on paper

Condition: Good condition with only scattered trivial foxing

Additional Information: A simple embodiment of folk art…

$4,250.00

1002-348


Mary Knight (1811-1897), Folk Art Drawing, Architectural, Otisfield, Maine, entire view sans frame

Mary Knight (1811-1897), Folk Art Drawing, Architectural, Otisfield, Maine, back view



Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts
The underside of one drawer displays script and a charming sketch of a well-
dressed family of four… quite likely done during the period. We can read, “This
was painted M.W. K_______ - Anno Domini 1821
”. Additional script is evident
and will require infrared photography enabling transcription.
Date/Period: Circa 1821 (Drawer is signed and dated)


Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts, entire view

Measurement: (Height: 28.5"; top: 21 by 16")

Material: Curly maple and Northeastern white pine

Condition: The decoration and surface are original and generally fine, there are no
traces of decoration on the top. The top drawer was originally fitted; partitions are
missing; turned wooden pulls appear to be early working-period replacements.

Additional Information: The elegant and fashionable Federal lady’s two-drawer
worktable features a slightly projecting top with ovolo-corners above a case containing
two beaded drawers; the case is raised on delicately tapered and finely turned ring,
baluster, and spool legs terminating with peg-feet beneath spool and compressed ball
turning. The panels and drawer fronts are ornamented with landscapes and classical
ruins, each vignette centered by leafy floral border; a wonderful floral and leaf garland
spirals each leg. Closely related ornamentation is found on examples produced at Mrs.
Rawson’s School, Boston Neck, Roxbury, and Newburyport, Massachusetts. For a
closely related, nearly identical table [and decoration by Elizabeth Perkins] see
Woman’s Painted Furniture 1790-1830 – American Schoolgirl Art by Betsy Krieg Salam,
pp. 155-161. (University Press of New England, 2010).

$4,500.00

605-124


Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts, entire view 2

Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts, entire view 3

Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts, top view

Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts, back view

Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts, drawer detail

Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts, side view 1

Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts, side view 2

Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts, leg view

Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts, bottom detail

Paint Decorated Schoolgirl Academy Worktable, Massachusetts, bottom detail BW



Schoolgirl Folk Art, Collecting Firewood, Painting on Velvet
Date/Period: 19th Century


Schoolgirl Folk Art, Collecting Firewood, Painting on Velvet, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 27.25" x 24.25"; view: 19.75" x 16"

Material: Watercolor on velvet

Condition: Quite good, strong color; minor toning limited to lowest hillock

Additional Information: EX Old Print Shop, NYC; label on verso

$1,375.00

659-226


Schoolgirl Folk Art, Collecting Firewood, Painting on Velvet, detail view

Schoolgirl Folk Art, Collecting Firewood, Painting on Velvet, back view



Trains, Deco Locomotives and Rail Cars on Paper
Date/Period: 1940’s


Trains, Deco Locomotives and Rail Cars on Paper, drawing 1

Trains, Deco Locomotives and Rail Cars on Paper, drawing 2

Measurement: 17.5” x 14.5” each

Material: Pencil and crayon on paper

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: One is signed D.S. Littlell (Mt. Gilead, Ohio)

$265/pr

659-116




Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts,
Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery
Date/Period: 1795 to 1802


Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 1

Measurement: 6.75" x 4" x 1"

Material: Leatherbound, marbleized end papers, ink, watercolor, textile, pencil

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: This appears to be a student’s friendship/souvenir book
containing 160+ entries. Pressed flower arrangement, outstanding watercolors, a silk
embroidery, and verse…most dated [1795-1797] and signed noting individual authors
location of home, Amsterdam, Delft, Maastricht and more. The scrip, all handwritten in
Dutch, French, and English…the last pages contain a ledger/index noting pages of entry
and by whom. (incomplete) Columns titled in Italian “Pagina” simply translating to page.
Perhaps an international student’s souvenir book awaiting a new owner’s willingness to
translate.

$1,350.00

231-48


Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 2

Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 3

Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 4

Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 5

Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 6

Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 7

Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 8

Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 9

Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 10

Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 11

Friendship Book, Poems, Thoughts, Notes, Watercolors, Embroidery, entire view 12



Antique, Love Spoon, Marriage Spoon
Anonymous, Europe, 19th Century
Fruitwood


Antique, Love Spoon, Marriage Spoon
Anonymous, Europe, 19th Century
Fruitwood, entire view 1

Carved of one piece of wood including handle; incised panels centering a large bird and
human figure carrying a tray and book-like device. The neck of handle is a carved hand
which holds the bowl. (Length: 15.5")


Antique, Love Spoon, Marriage Spoon
Anonymous, Europe, 19th Century
Fruitwood, entire view 2

Antique, Love Spoon, Marriage Spoon
Anonymous, Europe, 19th Century
Fruitwood, detail view 1

Antique, Love Spoon, Marriage Spoon
Anonymous, Europe, 19th Century
Fruitwood, detail view 2

Antique, Love Spoon, Marriage Spoon
Anonymous, Europe, 19th Century
Fruitwood, detail view 3

$445.00

1079-18





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