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Calligraphy, Watercolor & Ink, LEARNING, Grieve for Past Follies & Learning Verse Illegibly Signed, James ___________, 19th C.SOLD

Calligraphy Watercolor and Ink, LEARNING Grieve for Past Follies

Mounted within predominantly red painted frame with faint black graining )


Star Spangled Banner, Calligraphy and Drawing, American Flag and Shield
Flag Of The Free, Standard Of The Brave
Live Not For Yourselves, But For Your Country
New York
June 1840
A wonderful patriotic work done in pen and ink with poem featuring a verse from THE AMERICAN FLAG by Joseph Rodman Drake (1795 to 1820)

Antique Calligraphy, Star Spangled Banner, New York, June 1840, close up view

Flag of the seas! on ocean wave
Thy stars shall glitter o'er the brave;
When death, careering on the gale,
Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail,
And frighted waves rush wildly back
Before the broadside's reeling rack,
Each dying wanderer of the sea
Shall look at once to heaven and thee,
And smile to see thy splendors fly
In triumph o'er his closing eye.
(Frame: 11 by 13.25"; view: 7 by 9")



Antique Calligraphy, Star Spangled Banner, New York, June 1840, entire view

Christ's Nativity, St. Matthew
Pen and ink
By Samuel Lunt, age 10, of Newbury, Massachusetts

Antique Pen and Ink Art, Christ's Nativity, by Samuel Lunt, age 10, close up

This piece was done by Samuel Lunt in the East School of Essex County.
Dimensions: 20.75 by 15.75-inch frame, 11.75 by 14.75-inch sight-size.



Antique Pen and Ink Art, Christ's Nativity, by Samuel Lunt, age 10, entire view
Antique Pen and Ink Art, Christ's Nativity, by Samuel Lunt, age 10, with ruler for scale

Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes

Book, Artemisia Mehlman, SewingSOLD

Antique Sewing Book by Artemisia Mehlman, page detail 1

Very good condition.
(6.75 by 8.25”)


Calligraphy, Spencerian Drawing by Owen S. Cowles (1819 to 1854) Writing School
“Ladies and Gentleman are invited to call and examine specimens”
Penmanship’s: Ladies and Gentleman Taught a Plain, easy, hand Writing in 12 easy lessons - SOLD

Antique Calligraphy/Spencerian Drawing by Owen S. Cowles, 19th Century, close up view

Outstanding lion & eagle mouthing ribbon identifying artist’s name and centering a globe displaying pencil drawing; Indians on rockery above water view with sailboat. Also, Spencerian swans and bird in flight. (Frame: 17.5 by 12.5”, sight-size: 15 by 10.5”)
The instructor became Postmaster of Southampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
died in 1854 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Chicopee. The work by decent within Cowles family until recently consigned to AAAWT. Genealogy available online.

1215-1 - SOLD

Spencerian Composition
Eagle with banner reading Instruction in Penmanship
Second Half Nineteenth century - SOLD

Antique Calligraphy, Spencerian Composition, Eagle and Penmanship Instruction, overall view

The subscriber will give a course of instruction in penmanship to the ladies and gentleman of this place who may be disposed to favor him with their patronage-
Particular attention given to penmaking - Terms for 15 lessons $1.75 E. Perry
The work remains in fine condition and is mounted with birds eye maple frame.
(Frame: 15.5 x 19.25 inches; view: 12.5 x 16.5 inches.)

668-1 - SOLD

Spencerian Composition, Notice of Instruction
Eagle above Notice
1852 - SOLD

Antique Calligraphy, Spencerian Composition, Eagle and Notice of Instruction, close up

Misters Pulcifer and call respectfully inform the citizens of this village that they are located at Fenton's Hall, for the purpose of teaching penmanship- and invite all persons interested in the art, to call and examine their method of instruction.
Cambridge September 21, 1842 (Frame: 20 x 20 inches; view: 12 x 12 inches.)

668-2 - SOLD

Spencerian Composition, Penmanship
Plain and Ornamental Taught
Drawings made to Order
Visiting Cards to Order
Harry R. Kelly
June 20, 1878 - SOLD

Antique Calligraphy, Spencerian Composition, Penmanship Drawings Made to Order, close up view

A wonderful composition with light toning and a short tear at upper right margin.
(Frame: 19.25 x 23.25 inches; view: 11.25 x 15.25 inches.)

668-3 - SOLD

Framed Girls Penmanship Calligraphy
"Presented to Miss Hannah" - SOLD

Antique Calligraphy, Girl Penmanship, Presented to Miss Hannah, close up

Dimensions: 25 by 19.75-inch frame, 21 by 15.625-inch view area.

197-13 - SOLD

Barbara Ann Groff's Hair Book 1863 - SOLD

Antique Hair Book, Barbara Ann Groff, page detail

A wonderful example of 19th century women's friendship tokens.
Red leather bound book with 16 pages of family and friend's hair mementoes.
Dimensions: 8 by 6.625-inches.

553-38 - SOLD

Pencil Drawing, Farm Scene
Signed by E.L. Ott
Doylestown, Ohio
Sketched Oct. 9, 1899 - SOLD

Antique Pencil Drawing, Farm Scene, By E.L. Orr, no frame view

An exceptional rendering in fine condition. (Frame: 41.5 by 29"; sight-size: 35.5 by 23")

240-117 - SOLD

Workbox, Schoolgirl, Paint Decorated
New England, probably Massachusetts
Classic decoration, fitted interior
Signed, "E.C.J.K.-1821" - SOLD

Antique Workbox, Schoolgirl Art and Paint Decorated, New England, angle view

Good condition; small wedge of veneer missing; easily restored.
(Height: 4.25 inches; width: 12 inches; depth: 8 inches.)

191-309 - SOLD

If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at

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