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Period U.S. Model 1795, Type 1 Musket, Springfield Armory, Buttplate Dated 1800
Original Flintlock, Standard Lock & Barrel Markings, Eagle Facing Left
The 1795 is perhaps the most elusive model, this being a very good example…
(.69-Caliber, overall length: 59”; barrel: approximately 44.75”)

Locks were dated with year of manufacture commencing in 1804, this lock is not dated and is marked forward of hammer with eagle above “US” in script; marked vertically at rear… SPRINGFIELD. Flat faced hammer with beveled edge, curled t top of spur; frizzen with curled toe bottom, frizzen spring with projecting teat; faceted and beveled detachable flashpan; trigger guard features long pointed tangs at top and bottom.
All metal smooth and clean displaying typical scattered speckling, shallow smooth pitting centering touchhole as expected; couple small vice marks near breech.
Wood displays original color and rich patina. Action is tight and smooth. We note a professional restoration (fill and color) to a very small section of wood loss at tail of lock



A Period Folk Art Triple Portrait, Mom, Dad and Child Holding Basket of Cherries
Anonymous, Likely New England, Circa 1820
Oil on canvas, original stretcher and frame (48.25" x 35.25" x 3.25" overall)

The attractive blue-eyed prosperous family is seated at a table…dad is shown with eyeglass case, paper, pen and compass; the child holds a basket of cherries; mom in a striking blue dress featuring fichu holds cherries in her extended hand. A very agreeable domestic composition. The canvas edges are strip-lined, some minor restoration including scattered fill.



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 ”)



Antique Sampler, Hannah Pickard, 1798, Age 10, New England
Life is wasting. Death is hasting.
Silk on linen (16.25" x 12.25" sight)



Masonic Mark Medal, Coin Silver, Circa 1820, Figure of HOPESOLD Anonymous (3.125" x 2")

The obverse inscribed within concentric rocker-engraved border “H.T.W.S.S.T.K.S” centering full length portrait of young woman [Hope] standing before an anchor; the border also rocker-engraved. The reverse having similarly engraved border displaying initials “GM” in script within fancy border.



Antique Figural Doorstop, Large Aunt Jemima (Mammy), Hands on Hips, Good Paint
Attributed to Hubley, circa 1890-1900
Original bright paint

LITERATURE: Doorstops Identifications and Values by Jeanne Bertoia. Schroeder Publishing, 1996. Page 35, lower left. (Height: 13.25")



Porringer Top Tea Table in Surface, Queen Anne
Connecticut, circa 1750-1770 (Likely Norwich area)
Maple…outstanding example

The overhanging rectangular top with outset rounded corners is pinned to shaped apron joining cabriole legs resting on pad feet.
(Excellent original condition; height: 28"; top: 30" x 21.25")



Period Paint Decorated 18th Century Blanket Chest with Drawer, Historic Surface
New England, First-half 18th Century
White pine (width: 38”, depth: 15.5”, height 31”)

The rectangular top with applied molding above chest having single drawer standing on applied bracket feet joined by fabulous scalloped apron centering lobe. Wonderful dry early 19th century folk art painted composition over original blue. Original snipe hinges, drawer pulls are not original. (Very good condition, Top lightly cleaned of dirt; one small area of putty fill; one-third of proper right lid molding and side molding restored; usual cracks to base commensurate with age and shrinkage.)



Antique Folk Art Paint Decorated Blanket Chest, Matchstick Molding, Small Size
New Jersey or Hudson River Valley
Circa 1820-1830
Tulip Poplar (Height: 21"; width: 33.5"; depth: 16")
Abstract decoration…lightning, applied geometric molding in the New Jersey Tradition

Fine joinery…top with molded fielded panels above similarly molded case raised on tall ogee bracket feet. The case ornamented with applied geometric matchstick molded devices; front panel displays reeded columns having unique rectangular capitols similar to candle slides. Black, red and yellow paint; the back is painted…great size for coffee table. (Superb original condition other than restored backboard hinge rail.



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