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Antique Needlework and Watercolor on Silk, Hagar and Ishmael Picture
New England, Likely Connecticut, circa 1800-1815
Exceptional Federal needlework depicting a scene from the Old Testament
Silk, chenille, and watercolor on silk

Hagar and Ishmael have been cast into the wilderness but fortunately a helpful angel points to a source of water. Superb condition, not examined out of period gilt frame; ex Old Print Shop, Cora Ginsburg, Grace and Elliott Snyder.
(Frame-20.5" x 28"; site 12.75" x 20.25")



Antique Folk Art Portrait, Full Length Child with Dog, Floor Cloth
James Burroughs, Age 17 Mos. by M. Burroughs, Circa 1830s
Oil on whitewood panel, original frame

The charming blonde boy wearing blue dress is shown within a room with striped floor cloth and his affectionate pet dog. It is said that the painting was bought from “the” family in Ashtabula, Ohio more than 30-years ago. Purportedly young James’ s image was painted by his father who also made the frame. Painted on the reverse in large fanciful script are the subject and painter’ s names. Matchbook veneered mahogany frame featuring burl corner blocks and banding.
(Fine original condition; frame: 41.25 x 31"; view: 33.25 x 23")



Antique Painting, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, After Thomas Cole
Anonymous, circa 1830-1860

This outstanding work displays both folk and academic aesthetic, it is a copy of Thomas Cole’ s [English-born, American, Hudson River School Painter, 1801-1848]. original work, painted in 1828, entitled Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, now resides at the Amon Carter Museum in Ft. Worth, Texas; collection of Ima Hogg. The work remains on original stretcher within original gilt frame; relined, lightly cleaned, extremely minor touches, overall excellent condition.



Paint Decorated Dresser Box, Bucher Box, Heinrich Bucher, Antique Trinket Box
Pennsylvania, circa 1775-1825

The lid initialed “ID” above a church/meetinghouse; ornamented with robust tulips, trees and other flourishes; typical red, white and green decoration. Retains original tin hasp and hinges. (Three inches loss to projecting base lip at proper bottom left front; thinning paint, else fine and original; 9.75 by 8.75 by 2.75”.)



Period U.S. Model 1795, Type 1 Musket, Springfield Armory, Buttplate Dated 1800
Original Flintlock, Standard Lock & Barrel Markings, Eagle Facing Left
The 1795 is perhaps the most elusive model, this being a very good example
(.69-Caliber, overall length: 59” ; barrel: approximately 44.75” )

Locks were dated with year of manufacture commencing in 1804, this lock is not dated and is marked forward of hammer with eagle above “ US” in script; marked vertically at rear… SPRINGFIELD. Flat faced hammer with beveled edge, curled t top of spur; frizzen with curled toe bottom, frizzen spring with projecting teat; faceted and beveled detachable flashpan; trigger guard features long pointed tangs at top and bottom.
All metal smooth and clean displaying typical scattered speckling, shallow smooth pitting centering touchhole as expected; couple small vice marks near breech.
Wood displays original color and rich patina. Action is tight and smooth. We note a professional restoration (fill and color) to a very small section of wood loss at tail of lock

$12,000 NET


Antique Standing Adjustable Wrought Iron Candle & Rush Holder, Stand
England, 18th Century

The two-stage round to octagonal rod standard is secured to the base by a large nut; stem features an incised barrel shape knop at faceted to round transition; stem continues to an applied, file notched and peened finial. The stem is raised on an arched tripod base resting on arrow feet. The stand features a tooth edge candle socket within grease pan, dished rush jaw and spring frame. The entire stand displays an even plumb brown color. (a one-inch section of grease pan rim is missing… doesn’ t distract. H: 46.5”



Antique Standing Adjustable Wrought Iron Candle & Rush Holder, Stand
England, circa 1770
Iron and oak… a lovely example - SOLD

The two-stage tapering round-to-octagonal standard features a beautiful knop at point of transition; the rod standard continues to a faceted spear point finial. The candle socket with downturned rim is tabbed and riveted to drip pan, rush jaw and spring frame are operational. The oak “ X” form base having chamfered edges and ends displays minor losses caused by nonactive cooties. Overall dark patina, very good condition.
(Base: 12.5" square; Height: 54.5")



Antique American Folk Art, Painting, Lake George, New York, Ralph Redpath
Signed, Redpath 1867

A vibrant, and unusually artful large-scaled folk-art painting of Lake George; signed and dated by the mid-19th century New York artist Ralph Redpath who worked in the Mohawk and Hudson River valleys. A work identified as Redpath is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, a Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbish in 1955.
(Period walnut frame with gilt liner; original stretcher; 41.25 ” x 30.5” framed)



Antique Candle Lantern, Copper, Mica
Unknown maker, Circa 1860
Bulbous form, pierced drafting, carrying Handle, single candle nozzleSOLD

An unusual form having mica windows; removeable base facilitates the single candle socket; lovely verdigris surface dry patina. (Height: 14” )



Antique Folk Art Watercolor, Theorem, Compote of Fruits, Circle of Emma Cady
Chatham, New York Area, circa 1880-1900 (Emma Caddy, 1854-1933)
Opaque Watercolor

The composition relates to traditions within Cady’ s oeuvre; transparent compote with mica chips, layering of opaque watercolor dabbed on with a cloth… a pair of cherries usually located on the right side and dark grapes. The artist favored sharp delineation of fruits, compote and tabletop. The work is mounted within a molded walnut frame with gilt liner. Overall: 15.75 by 18” , view: 11.25 by 13.25” .



Antique Chippendale Four-Drawer, Chest Original Paint, Batchelder Family by Descendant South Hampton or Coastal, New Hampshire, circa 1780

The overhanging molded top above a case of four drawers raised on a molded base on cutout bracket base centering a drop pendant. Original painted faux grained surface in excellent condition. The chest was purchased by our consignors at the Batchelder “ time capsule” estate sale – March 1999.
(Outstanding condition; height: 36.5” , width: 39” , depth: 17.75” .)



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