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A Period Kas in Original Dry Surface, Connecticut
Likely Greenwich Connecticut, circa 1780
Cherrywood - SOLD



An outstanding survivor inspired by examples made across the sound on Long Island
Kasten made in Connecticut are of Dutch form yet combine English and Long Island details such as platform feet, no center stile; door construction, wrought iron “H” hinges, door construction and two tiers of drawers. The drawer fronts feature astragal and cavetto moldings; dental molding at base of cornice is an unusual feature. The construction of paneling ornamenting front stiles is found only on coastal Connecticut kasten; case displays four narrow recessed panels made as openings then closed by a single board attached from behind, then finished with applied moldings. This wardrobe contains interior shelves and a small side hung drawer which is a later addition; the interior is wallpapered. The historic surface is fabulous, feet are original; brass hardware is period but not the first; blocking within cornice has bee refreshed with all else original; any imperfections are minor, expected and consistent with age and use.
This relatively small example can easily be delivered anywhere in the States. (Height: 79.25"; case width: 55.75"; crown width: 69.25"; case depth: 17.25"; crown depth: 24.5")

1255-10 - SOLD




Pipe Box, Hanging, Shaped & Pierced Backboard, Drawer, Original Surface
Connecticut or Rhode Island, Circa 1770-1820
Cherry, pine and chestnut secondaries



Exquisite design featuring wonderfully shaped side and backboard joining thumb- molded front panel above thumb-molded drawer with brass pull. Ex Harry Hartman, Pam Boynton, AAAWT to private collection. (Tiny losses to corners of drawer face; minor restoration to bottom drawer bottom compensating wear, else fine; H: 22”, W: 5.75”, D: 5.25”)

$12,350

492-200






Vintage Folk Art, Pastel of Cat Named Pumpkin
Anonymous, First Half of 20th Century



(Frame: 19.25" x 11.5"; view: 17.25" x 9.5")

$1,400

1283-64




Antique Paris Porcelain Style Urns, George & Martha Washington, Original Condition
France, Anonymous, circa 1850



Pair of handled urns featuring hand painted portraits of Martha and George Washington
See Anglo American Ceramics by David and Linda Arman, page 256, AIII.46
(Fine original condition; not marked. Height: 9.75”)

$6,950

1281-1






A Period Deringer, Remington Zig Zag Pepperbox Revolver
6 Shot Barrel Cluster, .22-Caliber Rim Fire, Serial Number 104, Near Perfect Grips - SOLD



308-476 - SOLD




Antique Domed Coffret, Sharkskin, Shagreen Covered Domed Casket, Ironbound
French, circa 1700
Extremely rare casket on ball feet, iron strapwork, double hasp lock, silk damask interior



A magnificent French dome-topped coffret; boarded oak chest covered in shagreen and bound with decorative iron straps, corners, feet and handle…there are five hinges. The lid is fitted with a delicate swing handle, the front features a heart shape sprung lock retaining key; box is raised on original pear shape iron feet. Goods of all types were stored in boxes and coffrets protecting items in the home and providing light weight traveling cases on journeys. This small container likely intended to hold rings, brooches, and other jewels or trinkets. Ex collection of Frits Philips.
(Fine original condition; Height: 4.75"; width: 7"; depth: 3.5")

$10,500

605-120




Antique Painting, Fishing Party on the Upper Hudson, Thomas Doughty
Attributed to Thomas Doughty (1793-after 1860)
A fine example of the Hudson River School artists work. Two men on a cliff overlooking the water observe fishermen in a dory; typical of Doughty is the red jacket and the silver streak in the sky
Oil on canvas



Thomas Doughty was born in Philadelphia, he was the first American artist to work exclusively as a successful landscapist; he is credited along with Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand as founders of the Hudson River School of landscape painting
He was known for his quiet, often atmospheric landscapes of the rivers and mountains of Pennsylvania, New York and especially the Hudson River Valley, and New England.
The picture remains in a high degree of originality with one small repair in lower section and very minor scattered retouch. (Frame: 29.5" x 25.5" view: 23.5" x 19.5")

$21,000

1148-3




Antique Barber Pole, Turned Wood, Historic Paint and Iron Hanger, Circa 1870-1910



A classic trade sign in surface that hangs at an angle (Length; 47.5")

$2,150

928-92




Salt Glazed Stoneware Bellarmine Jug, Dated Seal, Brown, Brushed in Cobalt
Koln / Frechen, Germany, Dated 1648
A brown Bartman krug with three oval dated medalions and bearded mask
See Steinzeug, page 256, plate 329a



(Restoration to handle, extremely tight unoticeable hairline to body, else fine; height 11.75")

$7,100

570-399






Kaleidoscope, Parlor Model by C.G. Bush, Providence, Rhode Island, Scarce
Circa 1870s
Stamped by maker, dry cell type, two mirror, 5-point, removeable lens cap



Having cardboard tubular barrel covered with black pebbled stamped paper, with cylindrical eye piece at one end, and with brass-mounted chamber box on the other end turned by hand with 6-brass spokes. Chamber box containing multi-colored glass twists and rods, cuts of German sheet glass in various forms, and his liquid-filled ampules. Made between 1873 and 1900. Turned mahogany pedestal on circular base. Generally good condition consistent with age and use; scattered light chipping and flaking limited to edges; a single larger loss to collar…picture available. (Height: 14"; length: 10"; diameter: 3.75")

$1,265

1271-13






Antique Treenware, Matched Set of Six Plates, Trenchers, Exceedingly Rare Set
American, circa 1770-1800



An outstanding and rarely encountered matched set of six maple dishes displaying a talented dish turner’s ability…the upswept canted and chamfered rims feature a pair of concentric incised rings; dishes are footed and feature good color and patina. Each dish is out-of-round, NO cracks; each approximately 8.75" x 8.5" x 1.25".

$5,500

1283-62


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