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Charleville Model 1773 Infantry Musket, US Marked lock; Several U. States Brands
Lock Signed St. Etienne Manufacture, Original Flint, a Very Nice Rev War Piece. - SOLD



.69 caliber, 42 1/2” barrel
A clean and honest Rev-War piece displaying good overall color and patina; mechanically sooth and tight. Strong U.S. surcharged markings.

308-425 - SOLD






Medicine Chest, Apothecary Contents by Wyeth & Brother Apothecaries, Philadelphia, Circa 1860’s
Mahogany, 6 Drawers, Fitted for 24 Bottles, Inlayed, Brass Fittings



The contents include standard accessories; scale, cased medicine glass and minim measure; handwritten “Properties and Dose of Medicines Contained in Medicine Chest”.
Also rosewood handled pharmacists’ spatula, pill counter tile; porcelain mortar and pestle; labeled paper wrapped powders, 19-labled bottles, sealed with contents.
(Minor shrinkage imperfection to case; missing eight bottles, one bottle lid thumbpiece is broken but included; overall good condition; H: 17”, W: 12.5”, D: 9.5”)

$2,950

604-39







Chair Table, Large Round and Early, Wonderful and Original Surface, Robust Turnings
New England, 18th Century
Maple and pine



The four-foot top is generously overhung accommodating comfortable seating; turned arm s featuring turned handholds above block and turned posts joined by board-seat resting on plain apron; the posts continuing to floor joined by box stretcher. The top in best scrubbed surface; remaining surfaces displaying thinning red in dry patina.
(Excellent condition; (H: 25”, top diameter: 47”)

$10,500

605-117






Powder Horn, Naval, Scrimshaw, Amaga / For Belfast / The Eron
Unknown Maker, 18th century, large cow horn, good color and patina - SOLD



Turned walnut butt plug, ring-turned carved tip/spout, recessed throat extending (octagonal/smooth) to decorated surface displaying sailing ship, sun-face, compass star; clenched fist holding conifer foliage and horses head within heart shape device.
(Good condition; L: 16.5”)

570-514








Painting, Chrysler Building, New York City, Oak Frame
Anonymous, Early 20th Century
Oil on paperboard



Caption at bottom of painting reads: “42 LOOKING EAST FROM 6 AVE WORLDS BUSIEST AT THE PARK SUB” (Retouch limited to sky; frame: 35.5 by 32.5”, sight-size: 24.5 by 28.5”)

$3,450

1026-10






Chair Table, Fine Original Paint & Condition, Seats 6 or More, Rural Perfection
A Conventional Form Featuring Uncommon Proportions, Fine Turning & Joinery
Maine, Circa 1800 to 1820



The commodious top featuring rounded corners is affixed to tapering cleats and pivots on/from armrests that are raised on robustly turned posts (posts and arms are through-tenoned) The seat rests on plain apron forming a case containing a single drawer retaining original turned wood pull; the apron joined to post blocks by mortise and tenon joints; blocks continue to beautifully turned leg. This fine and rare example retains its original painted black on red faux graining; as expected, top displays loss and thinning of pigment. This maple table seats six to eight.
(Excellent original condition; H: 28.5"; top: 42 by 42.5")
Just acquired privately, please call for enthusiastic discussion.

$13,450

237-13






Stoneware, Pitcher, Jug, Westerwald, Globular, Crowned Lions Passant
Large capacity, incised flowers, applied roundels of grapes, leaves and portraits
Germany, Circa 1650 - SOLD



The molded strap handle with scrolled terminus has a chip as does the backside of spout at rim, otherwise excellent original condition.
Dimensions: 13” H.

570-254 - SOLD






WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Partly-printed Document Signed, "G: Washington,"
WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Partly-printed Document Signed, "G: Washington," a lottery ticket, number 257, for the Mountain Road Lottery. with Receipt "numb 257" still attached to left side of the ticket body. - SOLD



1 3/8” by 4 3/4”; separations at vertical folds expertly repaired verso (long ago), resulting in very acceptable but uneven toning. [Virginia], 1768. A very fine example for completeness and condition. Comes in 19th C. pre-folded envelope reading " Continental and Louisiana Lottery Tickets" in script, with that in a larger C. 1860's. pre-folded envelope with mark of "Douglas, Engraver, New Orleans" and some unrelated script, along with the provenance written in 1876. Note: Provenance letter was long stored in the smaller envelope as witnessed by folds and creases in the envelope structure. Rare and complete. Ticket 1 3/8" by 4 3/4"'; Small envelope 3 1/2" by 6"; Larger envelope 4" by 6 1/4”; Toning, Aging, folds, creases, etc. as found on old paper.

Washington operated a lottery to help fund the building of the Mountain Road in Virginia, in support of Westward Expansion. The lottery did not take place, and the road was eventually built through funding by the Virginia legislature. This explains why the ticket retains the ticket receipt as it was likely not sold/issued for a drawing, and supports the provenance claim that it came from the family as they would have retained unsold tickets. We imagine the Washington family sitting around the kitchen table signing lottery tickets and discussing roads, politics, finances, etc. If this ticket could only talk.

Provenance letter: "Fredericksburg Va. Apr 8 1876 I hereby certify that Lottery Ticket No. 257 date 1768 and Signed by George Washington was given to me by one of the "Washington family" has been in my possession Twenty five years, and that I believe it to be genuine beyond question------ Sam'l Kearnsley"

1217-1 - SOLD







Portrait of Ann Morley by George Romney, 1787
Romney, (1734 to 1802); perhaps the most fashionable society portraitist of his day - SOLD



See, George Romney, A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings by Alex Kidson, Volume II, [Ann Morley], page 420, number 922. (Yale University Press, 2015)
Morley (1757-1787) was widow of Captain John Barlow, she became second wife of James Morley in 1787; she and her infant son died in childbirth the same year.

Torn label on top of stretcher reads: "Mrs. M--- / Anne - (born-- / after May 1784 / wife of James Mor-- / Bombay & Sempsh-- / Hants. died Dec.24,1787 / Buried in Winchester Cathedral / Painted in 1787". (c) This may be identified as Mrs. Morley of no.2, Soho Square, listed in Ward, Thomas Humphry and W. Roberts. Romney. London, 1904.

(Outstanding frame may be original; displays minor imperfections; professional restoration available. Very minor restoration to canvas, fill to cracklature. (Frame: 34.25 by 39”, sight-size: 23.5 by 28.5”)

We have other information and provenance, we invite your phone call.

879-44 - SOLD




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