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Small Love Token Picture Frame Pierced with 18 Hearts, Original Red Paint
Date/Period: 19th Century - SOLD


Small Love Token Picture Frame Pierced with 18 Hearts, Original Red Paint, entire view

Measurement: 7.5" x 6"

Material: Wooden, thin mirror plate

Condition: Couple shrinkage fissures, Mirror too small for view area

Additional Information: Ovolo corners centering bowed sides, applied backboard
painted white. Great for picture frame or mirror.

SOLD

745-233


Small Love Token Picture Frame Pierced with 18 Hearts, Original Red Paint, entire view



Rewards of Merit, Eaton Sisters, 1813 to 1819, Watercolor & Ink on Paper
Wilton, New Hampshire
Date/Period: 1813-1819   SOLD


Rewards of Merit, Eaton Sisters, 1813 to 1819, Watercolor & Ink on Paper Wilton, New Hampshire, group view

Measurement: Largest: 5.5" x 6.25"; Smallest: 3" x 3.25"

Material: Watercolor and ink on paper

Condition: Good, some fading, few losses; largest creased and separated

Additional Information: All hand drawn and watercolor, a collection of 17, some with
displaying landscape, birds, an eagle, and floral spays.
• Dorcas Eaton, 1812, 1815, 1816, 1818, 1819
• Sally Eaton, 1809, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1815 another 1819 [Wilton]
• Fanny Eaton, 1815, 1818, 1819, another also 1819

SOLD

231-49


Rewards of Merit, Eaton Sisters, 1813 to 1819, Watercolor & Ink on Paper Wilton, New Hampshire, detail view 1

Rewards of Merit, Eaton Sisters, 1813 to 1819, Watercolor & Ink on Paper Wilton, New Hampshire, detail view 2

Rewards of Merit, Eaton Sisters, 1813 to 1819, Watercolor & Ink on Paper Wilton, New Hampshire, detail view 3



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



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.

$2,575.00

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



Map of the World Drawn Julia Ann Meriam (1804-1889),
Bradford Academy, Nov. 1821
Ink and tinted colors on paper…


Map of the World Drawn Julia Ann Meriam (1804-1889), Bradford Academy, Nov. 1821 
Ink and tinted colors on paper, entire view

Julia Ann was born at Medford, Massachusetts…daughter of Rufus Meriam & Martha
Simonds who were married in 1785 at Lexington, Massachusetts. Daughter of the first
postmaster, Rufus Merriam, she lived at Buckman Tavern. After her marriage to
minister Caleb Stetson in 1827, she resided in Medford and Scituate. In 1860, she and
her family (including daughter Abbie Stetson Griffing) moved back into Buckman
Tavern. She was the wife of Reverend Caleb Stetson. She is buried at the Old Burying
Ground of Lexington, Massachusetts.

Large double hemisphere map on paper by Julia Ann Meriam (1804-1889); toned and
foxed, fading, matted, and framed, the sheet mounted, repairing two small tears at
upper right margin rather seamlessly. Bradford Academy, one of New England’s earliest
coeducational institutions was founded in 1803, the third oldest post-secondary school
in Massachusetts. (Frame: 21.5" x 31.5"; view: 25" x 15.5")


Map of the World Drawn Julia Ann Meriam (1804-1889), Bradford Academy, Nov. 1821 
Ink and tinted colors on paper, detail view 1

Map of the World Drawn Julia Ann Meriam (1804-1889), Bradford Academy, Nov. 1821 
Ink and tinted colors on paper, detail view 2

Map of the World Drawn Julia Ann Meriam (1804-1889), Bradford Academy, Nov. 1821 
Ink and tinted colors on paper, detail view 3

Map of the World Drawn Julia Ann Meriam (1804-1889), Bradford Academy, Nov. 1821 
Ink and tinted colors on paper, back view

Map of the World Drawn Julia Ann Meriam (1804-1889), Bradford Academy, Nov. 1821 
Ink and tinted colors on paper, back detail

$1,850.00

1081-22




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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