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Cutwork, Watercolor and Calligraphy Memorial, Mourning Picture by E. Blackman
Circa 1840’s



Neatly compartmentalized rectangular cutwork picture featuring a central monument inscribed in ink “Stephen Anson. Son of Oliver W. & Lucinda Crocker Born April 29 A.D. 1841 Died June 3 A.D. 1842. This lovely babe so young and fair called home by early doom just came to show how sweet a flower in paradise could bloom”. Central motif features a willow tree, bird and a mourning woman leaning on an anchor. The border is outstanding; featuring cutwork cemetery, gravestones, crosses, and tomb-like corner blocks. Bottom right signed in pen “By E. Blackman”. The work is mounted within an early wood frame in gold and black. (Frame: 22.5 by 20”, sight-size: 15 by 13.25”)

$3,950

1194-1






Amazing Carousel Dog………..Sorry, this guy has been adopted!!




Paint Decorated Trunk, Dome Top Box, Original Bright Paint
Worcester County, Massachusetts
Circa 1820 to 1830

This paint decorated neoclassical rarity ornamented with arched feathers, drapery swags with tassels, and a meandering vine highlighted with stylized flowers in shades of yellow and green remains in fine condition.
Dimensions: 12 by 24 by 9.5"

$4,350

423-5






Silver Trophy, Presented by Cornelius Vanderbilt, July 20, 1903
Made by London Silversmith, Edward Barnard and Sons Ltd., 1902



The trophy displays an engraved inscription:

85th ANNUAL CRUISE
NEW LONDON TO NEWPORT
JULY 20, 1903
All Schooners, sailing as one class
PRESENTED BY
Rear Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt
NEW YORK Won by YACHT CLUB
VALMORE

George II-style, the domed lid with pear-shaped finial, the body with pair of leaf-topped serpentine handles and applied waist band, on trumpet foot; the numeral 446 is stamped at the center of the bottom.

In 1903 John M. Richmond of Providence, Rhode Island owned VALMORE, a schooner that was 81 feet long, 16 feet in breadth and drew 10 feet. (Richmond joined the New York Yacht Club February 10, 1898)

The VALMORE was sold to William Hale Thompson (1869-1944) who served four terms as mayor of Chicago. On July 18, 1910 the Milwaukee Sentinel wrote that under the ownership of Thompson the celebrated yacht VALMORE won the Lipton Cup at the Chicago Yacht Club for a fifteen mile race. Although born in Boston, Thompson served two terms as Mayor of Chicago, where he was known for his flamboyant behavior, sketchy dealings, and suspected organized crime connections, including links to mobster Al Capone.

Cornelius Vanderbilt IV (1898-1974) was the son of Cornelius Vanderbilt III. He had seven wives; his son was Cornelius Vanderbilt V. He became a member of the New York Yacht Club on March 26, 1891; became Rear-Commodore; served on the club's Admission Committee.

(Dimensions: Height to finial: 14”; Height to cup rim: 8.5”; Width including handles 12.25”; Diameter of body: 7”; weight 68 ounces)
The hallmarks appear on the outside rim of the lid and to the right of the top of one of the handles.

$14,750

1163-6






Painting, American Folk, Riverscape, Landscape, Train, Paddlewheel Boat
Anonymous, Circa 1890, Likely New York State



(Re-stretched, modern frame; frame: 22.5 by 18.5”, sight-size: 15 by 11.5”)

$1,780

659-134






Massive Oak Gateleg Dining Table, Best Barley Twist Legs, Pierced Brackets
England, Circa 1680 to 1720



Rectangular top with rounded ends and “D”-shaped leaves on plain apron featuring pierced and scrolled brackets supported by outstanding block and turned legs joined by similarly turned stretchers; the whole resting on robust original feet. Very good old color.
(Dimensions: Opened: H: 29.5"; Top: 57.5 by 62.25")

$6,850

745-121






View of Fort Putnam and Hudson River, Edmund C. Coates, (active 1837 to 1857)
Landscape, portrait, marine & history painter; lived in New York City during active period
Oil on Canvas



(Frame: 35.5 by 30.25”, sight-size: 29.5 by 24.5”)

$5,250

659-144






Highboy, Queen Anne Cherrywood High chest, Original Brasses, Graceful Apron
South Eastern Rhode Island, Circa 1760
Excellent proportions, layout and apron-leg relationship; very nice example



(Excellent condition with only one drawer lip repair; H: 76.25”, top case: 36 by 20”, bottom case: 39 by 22”)

$10,475

270-142






Flask; Bulltown Glassworks, Pictorial, GXIII-39, Sheaf of Wheat & Star, Pint
Bulltown, New Jersey, Circa 1845 to 1860



LITERATURE: American Bottles and Flasks and Their Ancestry by Helen McKearin and Kenneth Wilson, 1978.

$575

410-149






Cologne Bottle, Perfume with Stopper, Canary/Amber
Likely Germany or Bohemia, Circa 1850



(H: 5.5”, H with stopper: 8.5”)

$585

784-15






Free Blown White Marble Loop Decorated Decanter with Stopper
Likely English, Circa 1850



(Excellent condition; H: 10”, H with stopper: 12”)

$750

784-14






Copper Alloy Gothic Candlestick
Five Discoid Knop Form
North West Europe
15th Century



The long flaring socket having rounded molding at rim is pierced with square extracting aperture above shaft with five interspaced ring turned discoid knops above base featuring a stepped cone within waisted, integral drip base-tray above a flaring skirt. (Dimensions: H: 10.75”)

$8,465

843-91






Gothic Candlesticks, Pair, Pricket, Crenulated Bobeche, Stepped Circular Base
Likely Flemish, 15th or 16th Century



Circular four stage spreading base, the shaft with discoid knops, central pricket within upswept crenulated grease pan; sweet! (Excellent original condition; H: 7.5")

$6,225

1012-64






Candlestick, Copper Alloy, Northwest European, Early 16th Century
The bold shaft with two discoid knops; circular slightly spreading base - SOLD



Literature: The Lear Collection, a Study of Copper-Alloy Socket Candlesticks AD 200 – 1700 by Christopher Bangs, pp. 83, number 46.
(Good condition; H: 7.75”, base diameter: 6.25”)

1012-83




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