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

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"



Fire Bucket, Painted Leather, Concord Bank, Concord, New Hampshire, Early 19th Century
Yellow- Painted Bucket with "Concord Bank" Painted on a Red and Black Scroll
Original paint and handle - SOLD

Painting and lettering may have been done by the famous Abbot-Dowling Coach Co., Concord, NH, whose decorator was John Burgum one of the company’s chief ornamental painters. The accompanying literature prepared by Janet and Dana Ball, Canterbury, NH [1979], states: "This is a Concord, NH fire bucket and came out a home in West Concord. The scrolls are identical to those of other Concord, NH fire buckets held by the New Hampshire Historical Society and may be a distinctive Concord, NH feature. This bucket is identical to two owned by Mr. Lee Ryan of Firehouse Relics, Belmar, NJ, marked "H. Farley, Concord," and "N. Harley, Concord". Henry and Nathan Farley lived in Concord, NH. Both their houses are shown on Main Street on the Concord map of 1827. Henry was a house painter and chairmaker; Nathan was a stonecutter and gravestone maker. Henry died in 1828. Nathan's dates are 1815-1887. Ex Backofen Collection, NH. (Painted on blue sizing, scatted and very minor losses mentioned for accuracy. Height: 13"; diameter: 7.5") References compiled by the Balls’ included)

285-104 - SOLD

Needlework, House Sampler, Mary Brown, Pennsylvania, Dated 1812
Silk on linen; 19.75” x 20” framed

Mary was a 10-year-old schoolgirl when she worked this impressive house sampler. She included a large brick center-hall house flanked with paired birds, trees, and various flowering motifs and a verse of encouragement for progressive young ladies that still rings true today. “ Virtue and wit with science join-d/ Refine the manners form the mind/ And when with industry they meet/ The female character’ s complete.”



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