Folk Art Portraits, Prior-Hamblin Group, Rare… Family of Four, Large Format
Attributed to William Kennedy (1817-1871)
Oil on canvas
Remarkable survivors, a successful sea captain, his wife and children
Man & Woman: frame: 38.75" x 31.5"; view: 33.75" x 26.5"; Boys: frame: 34.5" x 29.5"; view: 29.5" x 24.5", Excellent condition with only the most minor spots of retouch; bright and clean.
Antique Worktable, Federal Period Schoolgirl Paint Decorated, Original Decoration
Massachusetts, Circa 1810
Curly maple and pine
The elegant and fashionable Federal lady’ s two-drawer worktable features a slightly projecting top with ovolo-corners above a case containing two beaded drawers; the case is raised on delicately tapered and finely turned ring, baluster, and spool legs terminating with peg-feet beneath spool and compressed ball turning. The panels and drawer fronts are ornamented with landscapes and classical ruins, each vignette centered by leafy floral border; a wonderful floral and leaf garland spirals each leg. Closely related ornamentation is found on examples produced at Mrs. Rawson’ s School, Boston Neck, Roxbury, Massachusetts. The paint is likely original and generally fine, there are no traces of decoration or evidence that the top was ever decorated. The top drawer was originally fitted; partitions are missing; turned wooden pulls appear to be early working-period replacements. The underside of one drawer displays script and a charming sketch of a well-dressed family of four…quite likely done during the period.
(H: 28.5"; top: 21 by 16")
Period Pembroke Table, Shaped Top, Fluted Legs, Shaped Fly Rail
Connecticut, 18th Century
Quite possibly a unique design; serpentine shaped top with double concave shaped corners on apron with beaded lower edge raised on fluted square legs joining a high “H” stretcher; each end of stretcher rails featuring double spurs. Uniquely shaped fly rails likely inspired by butterfly table designs. The table displays wonderful color and a rich patina.
(Excellent original condition; Height 26.25"; top open: 38.25" x 38" top closed: 38.25" x 18")
Antique Needlework Sampler & Family Record, Rebecca Lund, New Hampshire
Dunstable, New Hampshire (Now Nashua)
Rebecca J. Lund, 1822
Rebecca worked this beautiful graphic family register sampler that records her immediate family. Neatly compartmentalized register and alphabets centered by a lovely floral border and surmounted with basket of flowers all above the lowers section displaying houses, trees, birdhouse, birds and urn of flowers. Rebecca was the youngest of eleven children born to Augustus Lund and Johanna (Smith) Lund all from Dunstable, NH which is now Nashua, NH. She married James Underwood Parker in January 1835 in her hometown. They had six children in 15 years. She died on October 13, 1897, in Springfield, Massachusetts, having lived a long life of 88 years, and was buried in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Silk on linen; 23.25” x 20.75” sight.)
Antique Starr Double Action 1858 Army Revolver, 90% Brilliant Bright Blue, Great Cartouches
STARR ARMS CO., NEW YORK – STARR’ S PATENT JAN 15, 1856
U.S. Model 1858 Double Action Army Revolver, .44-caliber, 8-inch round barrel, six shot, round cylinder; nipples on back, walnut grips display two inspector cartouches.; serial number: 8565. Fine original condition, tight and smooth; all matching numbers. Standard one-line address on left side of frame. Patent marking on right side. The Starr action is unusual… many collectors, do not understand how to work the revolver. When operated in single action, the sliding bar on the rear of the trigger is placed in its lower position. When the trigger is pulled, the bar stops its travel after the hammer has been cocked, but before it can reach the sear. The sear, which is mounted on the trigger guard behind the trigger, can then be pulled to fire the gun. For double action operation, the sliding bar is placed in the upper position. There is a hole in the trigger guard that the bar can go into and a pull on the trigger continues past the cocking point and the trigger hits the sear, firing the gun.
Antique Remington New Model Army Revolver, About 95% Overall Bright Blue Finish
PATENTED SEPT. 14. 1858 – E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILLION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL - SOLD
A Remington Model 1858 Army Revolver. 44 caliber, SN 56258. Standard New Model Army configuration with 8-inch octagonal barrel dovetail cone silver front sight with brass trigger guard and 2-piece walnut grips. Fine condition, tight and smooth action.
308-474 - SOLD
Folk Art Courting Scene, Shepherd & Shepherdess, New England, Early 19th Century
Watercolor on paper; bright color
This charming watercolor courting scene depicts a couple in a bucolic setting with sheep in the foreground and in the background, on the far side of the river, stands a large center chimney house. The “shepherd” is placing a wreath of flowers on the head of a beautifully dressed young lady “shepherdess”. It was a delightful pastime for well to do young courting couples to dress up and venture into the countryside under the pretext of tending sheep!
(Minor scattered creasing and light foxing, later frame.17 ½” x 20” sight.)
Antique Hudson River Valley School Painting, The Kosciusko Monument at West Point
Attributed to Edmund C. Coates (1816-1871) - SOLD
The painting, A View of West Point and the Kosciusko Monument, mounted within a gilt frame, shows the gated Kosciusko Monument at the upper left, with the secondary focus being the Hudson River dotted with sailboats and a steamer, and a tertiary focus…two women strolling in the foreground as sheep graze to their right. Kosciuszko's Monument honors Polish General Tadeusz Kosciuszko at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Kosciuszko designed the defenses of the West Point garrison (1778–1780) during the height of the Revolutionary War, when George Washington considered West Point to be the most important military post in America. The pedestal and shaft of the monument was first proposed in 1825 by John Latrobe and was dedicated in 1828.
The painting was exhibited at the U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Program. (Minor retouch lined and remounted on newer stretcher. Frame: 32" x 24.25" view: 27.25" x 19.5")
1148-2 - SOLD
Antique Child’s Windsor Sack-back Armchair, RARE
New York City, circa 1790
This compact and robust profile following the pattern of an adult’s chair and scaled for a child speaks to NYC shop traditions; possibly by Walter MacBride (Active 1792-1797; still managing a chair shop in 1803, although primarily operating a hauling business) or Thomas Ash I and William Ash I. This little gem displays typical New York bow ends, they taper then flair forming square terminals (flattened bow face); this example displays the distinctive tenon securing the bow within the arm rail mortice. Old black paint, very good surface; minor imperfections consistent with age and use. (Height: 23.5"; seat height: 10.5"; width: 17.25"; depth: 10.25")