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Yarn Sewn Rug, Sewn on Linen, 19th Century, Southern Maine
An undulating vine border of tendrils & leaves centers the stippled rectangular center

(Minor imperfections: 35 X 66”)



Henry Clay Bronze Figure, Full Length Statuette, Thomas Ball, Boston, Modeled 1858
Thomas Ball (1819 to 1911) one of the leading sculptors of the post Civil War period
Charles Wynne Nichols (British/American, 1831 to 1903), after models by Thomas Ball
Signature (on lower back of drapery) T. Ball Sculp. Boston 1858 (H: 30”)
Patent assigned to G.W. Nichols
A Fine and Rare Figure of a Great Statesman

Another example is in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also the United States Senate Art Collection at the Capitol



Tablemat, Sewn and Applique, Cats, Birds and Floral Motifs
Found in Maine, Anonymous, 19th Century

A pair of cats shown within a garland with red berries centered by neatly compartmentalized floral devices and birds; the whole framed with a border of zigzag tabs. The work is in very good condition, minor thread loss to red flower at left center edge, call for full and accurate description. The matt is professionally mounted for wall display and measures 51 by 32.5”



Berlin Needlework Portrait
Full Standing Figure of Washington
Multicolored cotton
Circa 1850

General Washington is posed before his horse with compromised canon and cavalryman while in the background is Continental soldiers and our 13-star flags.
The patterns were imported from Berlin as was the worsted wool used for working needlepoint and/or cross-stitch pictures on canvas throughout the Victorian era. Frame: 45.5 by 56.25”; Sight Size: 38.75 by 49.5”.



Pewter Cream Pots
18th Century
Sold separately

Pewter Cream Pot by Henry Joseph, 3.25 Inches, (active 1736-1784)
London, Marked with “HI” touch, circa 1740 to 1770
Pear shape, cabriole legs, double scroll handle with spur and birds head drop
(Height: 3.25"; overall height: 3.75"


Pewter Cream Pot by Henry Joseph, Four Inch, (active 1736-1784)
London, Marked with “HI” touch, circa 1740 to 1770 - SOLD
Pear shape, cabriole legs, double scroll handle with spur and birds head drop
(Height: 3.75"; overall height: 4.25")


Creamware, Liverpool Jug, Peace, Plenty & Independence, American Ship, Anstress Sloccum
English, Circa 1800-1810 By Descent Within Family
Black transferware printed, the ship polychromed - SOLD

Printed on one side within a circular medallion enclosing the inscription "PEACE, PLENTY AND INDEPENDENCE," flanked by 'Peace' and 'Plenty' and surmounted by a cannon, American flag and eagle. Under the spout is shown the owner’s name, Anstress Sloccum, within oval lozenge; According to family history this was a wedding gift…Anstress married whaling captain Jesse Bidell in 1803; Captain Bidell sailed out of new Bedford and Sag Harbor, NY; they lived on Long Island. The other side depicting an unidentified American ship with polychrome enamel highlighting the American flag off the stern, the American flag pennant, the hull and water. The jug remains in very good original condition; height: 8.75"

1274-1 - SOLD

Shelf, Wall Hanging, Original Paint, Heart-Shape Wrought Iron Hangers, Mustard Paint
Likely Pennsylvania, 19th Century, (whitewood, likely poplar)

The shaped sides featuring lollipop finials joining medial shelf; mortise and tenon joinery.
Thin strip of wood repaired on back of stile, need to look for it; couple extremely minor in-painted areas; truly minor and easily missed…non-distracting.
Height: 21.25"; width: 19.5"; depth: 6.5")



Westerwald Walzenkrug, Salt Glazed Stoneware, Brushed in Cobalt and Manganese
Double-headed Crowned Eagles (reichsadler ), Mermaids, Pewter Mounted
Circa 1720 – 1740…very fine quality

See Early Stoneware Steins from the Les Paul Collection by Beatrix Adler and Les Paul; similar types pictured on pages 378 and 379. Also, see Steinzeug, Kunstgewerbemuseum Der Stadt Koln, Koln 1986; page 364, plate 598. (Sharp imprint and molding; rich cobalt, fine original condition; Height: 6.75")



Westerwald Salt Glazed Pewter Mounted Pitcher, Kugelbauchkanne
Germany, Circa 1700 (Height: 9”) - SOLD

Ball shape stein covered with narrow vertical panels featuring city views and peacocks brushed in deep cobalt. Crisp molding with scattered minor wear to high spots; pewter lid is a later addition. On the right is a small overfired area, nonetheless…a beautiful piece. See Early Stoneware Steins from the Les Paul Collection by Beatrix Adler and Les Paul; similar vertical panels pictured and discussed on pages 368 and 369.

1012-127 - SOLD

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