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Masonic Shelf Bracket, What-Not Shelf Attributed to the John Haley Bellamy Workshop
Titcomb & Bellamy, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Walnut and parcel gilt, original surface



From 1866-1872 Bellamy and partner David Titcomb operated workshop in a space they rented within the Masonic Hall building in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He employed several carvers, including his brother Elijah. They made frames, clocks and shelves. This walnut shelf is intricately carved featuring an array of Masonic symbols true to his carving vocabulary.
(Excellent original condition; mentioned for accuracy is a tight shrinkage fissure to underside of shelf close to the bracket that does not distract or compromise the integrity. Height: 22"; width: 12"; depth: 6.25")

$2,250

677-2




Portraits of Laura Burr Lacey second Cousin to Aaron Burr and David Lacey
David Lacey (born December 4, 1785) married Laura Burr (born April 25, 1793)
Remained in Family by Descent, to AAAWT
Attributed to Ezra Ames (1768-1836)



(Excellent original condition, extremely minor fill; original frame and stretcher, lined; frame: 16.25" x 13.75"; view: 13" x 10.5")

$10,500

1291-1






Federal Paint Decorated Tall Clock
New England, Circa 1810-1813 (Height: 82.5”)
Movement Characteristics Speak to Thomas & Hoadley, Plymouth, Connecticut
Weight Driven 30-Hour Pulldown Wooden Movement, Original Pewter Hands



A broken arch [swans’ neck] pediment surmounts the hood; delicate ring-turned swelled
columns on plinths flank the tombstone shape glazed door. The waisted case featuring
cavetto moldings is fitted with a rectangular hinged pendulum door having thumb-
molded overhanging edges. The molded base is raised on applied bracket feet. The
case displays outstanding proportions and inspired original fancy faux grained paint, the
hood, base, and door feature faux string inlays…and painted faux crossbanding. The
scalloped dial spandrels containing gilt leaf devices with red veins and silhouetting
centering chapter the ring having painted Roman and Arabic numerals…weight driven
“pull-down” 30-hour movement with hour strike. The arched dial ornamented with
smartly painted pairs of trees flanking a gilt monument on hillock; tombstone painted
border treatment conforms to border ornamentation of spandrels. The pierced pewter
hands are original. The case and dial display beautifully; vestiges of time [wood
shrinkage] have caused the long-repaired pediment scroll fissures. Our restoration
expert has examined the imperfections sharing that he is able to mask the old cracks.
Our clockmaker has cleaned and oiled the movement which runs and keeps good time.
See, American Wooden Movement Tall Clocks by Phillip E. Morris, Jr., pp. 463/465

$5,685.00

987-16






Carved Plaque, C.J.L. Myers & Sons Door & Sash & Blinds Manufacturing Plant
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Third Quarter of 19th Century - SOLD



A deeply carved walnut architectural portrait depicting the plant with railroad siding centered by floral border mounted within twig carved frame. Fine original history with robust patina. (24.5 x 18")

SOLD

1270-1




Triple Portrait, Three Siblings, the Kendall Children, Sterling, Massachusetts
Attributed to Jones Fawson Morris (1801 to 1839), The children of Dr. Pierson and Lucinda Kendall of Sterling; George, Charles and Lucinda; about 1828
Oil on bed ticking, original frame (Frame: 29 by 34.25"; view: 25.75 by 29.25) - SOLD



See American Folk Art, Lovingly Collected, Worcester Art Museum, Paul S. D’Ambrosio, page 55, The Pratt Children, circa 1835.
The painting remains in very good condition; was laid on board during the mid-20th century with only scattered and minor losses restored; lightly cleaned and very minor in-painting. This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested.

270-114 - SOLD




Highboy, Massachusetts, Original Condition Including Surface & Hardware, Time Capsule Condition
18th Century, Lower Merrimack Valley, Bartlett School, Merrimack-Haverhill Area
Cherrywood [primary] maple and pine, original brown wash, drop-finals and knee returns! - SOLD



This example presented in an “as-found” state, a rarely encountered uncompromised state of originality. The upper-case featuring applied crown moldings over five graduated drawers having overhanging thumb-molded drawer lips; lower case having two long drawers; the lower drawer featuring a faux three drawer front and carved 15-lobe fan. The whole standing on cabriole legs resting on pad feet; all returns present and original; legs joined by a unique apron, a double-lobed-radial-arch flanked by arcades; turned drop-finials are original . Competent and interesting joinery and construction. Writ ten in large fancy script filling a drawer bottom and on the backboards is found a very old shipping address and name; Luther Day, 44 Summer Street, Haverhill, Mass. Day is listed as being in the shoe business at 44 Sumer Street per/the Auditor’s Twenty-Sixth Annual Report of the Receipts and Expenditures of the City of Haverhill For The year Ending December 31, 1895. (Height: 78"; top case width: 36", depth: 18.5”; bottom case width: 38", depth: 19.75”. a single drawer-lip was cracked and glued, all else fine, complete and original)

SOLD

424-335


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