There are two four-line poems surrounded by names of War Of 1812 heroes including Porter, Ripley, Hull and Jones. Minor soiling and toning, all else fine.
(Dimensions: 21.75 by 32-inches framed; 29.375 by 19.25-inch view area.)
Front and sides display 98% paint coverage.
(17.5 x 13.5"; rabbet: 10.25 x 14.25", view area: 13.5” by 9.5”)
1221-15 - SOLD
Antique Shadowbox, Bird and rabbit Fabric and Paper Sculpture
Circa 1865 to 1890
Wood, glass, wool, cotton, wire, paper and paint - SOLD
Lancaster Old Order Woman practiced a broad range of textile arts; particularly popular were these small birds and rabbits inspired by carved and painted examples. Displayed is a robust wreath of flowers, cherries and leaves that center a pair of birds while rabbits are seen in the lower corners.
(H: 14.25"; W: 19.25": D: 4")
See Images in Black, 150 Years of Black Collectibles by Douglas Congdon-Martin, page 106, upper left.
“Lighting the Way for Santa Claus,” G.M. Auer & Co., Litho., New York. Perhaps this is the original illustration. (Very good condition; frame: 22 by 27”, sight-size: 16.5 by 21.5”)
As depicted, each 1.25-inches diameter and mounted on a 1.75-inches diameter round piece of laid paper, one is painted with a scene of castle ruins by a river, the other depicts an American man o' war in full sail with Old Glory unfurled at the stern.
333-81 - SOLD
Shooting Gallery Target, Mule, H.C. Evans & Co., Chicago, 1920s, Good Surface
See Step Right Up â€“ Classic American Target and Arcade Forms by Richard and Valerie Tucker, page 66, 5.8 Mule. (18" x 21.5")
928-94 - SOLD
Shooting Target, Clown, Carnival, Arcade, Rare, Cast in the Half Round, Painted
Circa 1900 to 1920
Old thinning paint, dry surface consistent with age - SOLD
(H: 20.5", W: 10")
928-49 - SOLD
Vintage Paper Mache Decorative Native American Plaques
Anonymous, Probably Unique, Perhaps Carnival - SOLD
These powerful three-dimensional sculptures are fabricated on wooden armatures and
retain original paint and fabric. It appears that the straw/grass headdress was taller; the
other figures hair is adorned with beads and feathers. Very good condition considering
medium; minor imperfections consistent with age and use.
Each mask is approximately 29.5" high by 25" wide by 9.5" deep.
Wallpaper Panels from Vues d’Amerique du Nord
Jean Zuber & Cie.
Designed by Jean-Julien Deltil (1791 – 1863)
Alsace, Rixheim, France
Circa 1834 - SOLD
Zuber is one of the great producers of scenic wallpaper, few of which are still operational. These panels belong to a thirty-two-part set that depicts views from an idealized North American society. This series was meant to emphasize the natural beauty of the new nation, as well as the nearly Utopian quality among its people. In one panel offered, “Views of New York Bay,” African-Americans are prominently placed and elegantly dressed. In another, “Military Assembly at West Point,” a crowd peacefully watches drills. These parties are present in other scenes, such as “View of Boston Harbor” and “View of Niagara Falls.” Though intended for the European market, original printings of the scenic wallpaper have been found in American homes from the early 19th century. It can be found in many important collections including the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room, where First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy installed it during the building’s renovation in 1961. The wallpaper represents a promising Old-World image of post-revolutionary, pre-industrial America as a new hope for humanity.
(Maximum H: 80.5”; W: 37”)
As the fan wheel spins the articulated “arms” with bows move back-and-forth.
The fan is constructed of sheet iron, the remaining sheet brass. The figures retain
wonderful original paint. We have a short video showing these purrfectly wonderful
musicians plying their instruments. (Height: 11.25"; width: 10.5"; depth: 9")
Pencil Drawing, Cow in Pasture, Dolly Varden at 3 Years by Carl Freigau
Property of Jas. G. Porter, Walnut Hill, Madison Co: Ohio Date/Period: 1875-1885 - SOLD
Measurement: Frame: 14" x 11.75"; view: 10.5" x 8.75"
Material: Pencil on paper, birds eye maple frame with hilt liner
Additional Information: Prize cow drawn by Carl Freigau who was an Ohio itinerant
livestock artist. He traveled through Butler, Madison and Warren counties sketching
cattle, hogs, and dogs for farmers, getting a meal or a slice of pie, sometimes even a
night’s lodging for his work. He died in 1926.
Measurement: Largest: 5.5" x 6.25"; Smallest: 3" x 3.25"
Material: Watercolor and ink on paper
Condition: Good, some fading, few losses; largest creased and separated
Additional Information: All hand drawn and watercolor, a collection of 17, some with
displaying landscape, birds, an eagle, and floral spays.
• Dorcas Eaton, 1812, 1815, 1816, 1818, 1819
• Sally Eaton, 1809, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1815 another 1819 [Wilton]
• Fanny Eaton, 1815, 1818, 1819, another also 1819
Outstanding lion & eagle mouthing ribbon identifying artist’s name and centering a globe displaying pencil drawing; Indians on rockery above water view with sailboat. Also, Spencerian swans and bird in flight. (Frame: 17.5 by 12.5”, sight-size: 15 by 10.5”)
The instructor became Postmaster of Southampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
died in 1854 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Chicopee. The work by decent within Cowles family until recently consigned to AAAWT. Genealogy available online.
The subscriber will give a course of instruction in penmanship to the ladies and gentleman of this place who may be disposed to favor him with their patronage-
Particular attention given to penmaking - Terms for 15 lessons $1.75 E. Perry
The work remains in fine condition and is mounted with birds eye maple frame.
(Frame: 15.5 x 19.25 inches; view: 12.5 x 16.5 inches.)
668-1 - SOLD
Spencerian Composition, Notice of Instruction
Eagle above Notice
1852 - SOLD
Misters Pulcifer and call respectfully inform the citizens of this village that they are located at Fenton's Hall, for the purpose of teaching penmanship- and invite all persons interested in the art, to call and examine their method of instruction.
Cambridge September 21, 1842 (Frame: 20 x 20 inches; view: 12 x 12 inches.)
668-2 - SOLD
Spencerian Composition, Penmanship
Plain and Ornamental Taught
Drawings made to Order
Visiting Cards to Order
Harry R. Kelly
June 20, 1878 - SOLD
A wonderful composition with light toning and a short tear at upper right margin.
(Frame: 19.25 x 23.25 inches; view: 11.25 x 15.25 inches.)
668-3 - SOLD
Framed Girls Penmanship Calligraphy
"Presented to Miss Hannah" - SOLD
Dimensions: 25 by 19.75-inch frame, 21 by 15.625-inch view area.
197-13 - SOLD
Barbara Ann Groff's Hair Book 1863 - SOLD
A wonderful example of 19th century women's friendship tokens.
Red leather bound book with 16 pages of family and friend's hair mementoes.
Dimensions: 8 by 6.625-inches.
553-38 - SOLD
Pencil Drawing, Farm Scene
Signed by E.L. Ott
Sketched Oct. 9, 1899 - SOLD
An exceptional rendering in fine condition. (Frame: 41.5 by 29"; sight-size: 35.5 by 23")
240-117 - SOLD
Workbox, Schoolgirl, Paint Decorated
New England, probably Massachusetts
Classic decoration, fitted interior
Signed, "E.C.J.K.-1821" - SOLD
Good condition; small wedge of veneer missing; easily restored.
(Height: 4.25 inches; width: 12 inches; depth: 8 inches.)
191-309 - SOLD
Yarn Swift, Original Chrome Yellow & Bittersweet Paint, Heart Shape Rivet Escutcheons
Folk Art Date/Period: 19th Century - SOLD
Measurement: Height: 20”
Material: Wood…cannot ascertain species due to paint coverage; iron clamp screw &
Condition: Fine original condition, bright paint, good patina
Additional Information: Turned and molded drum form table clamp with handwrought and filed
thumbscrew. Cup finial above blades featuring sweet little heart shape escutcheons…perhaps
made as a love token.
Folk Art Bottle, Worner, Whimsy, Saloon, Wood, Paper, Paint, Pencil, Five Figures
By Carl Worner, Likely Chicago Area, Late 19th Century
Worner made bottles for saloons and other business’s - SOLD
Saloon displaying a bartender, two standing patrons toasting with mugs of beer and a seated man with two bottles on the table. The backbar displays bottles and a sign for Union Cigars – Havana. This composition is complete with the maker’s trademark “FIND THE MISSING MAN” whom is in the tiny lavatory under the floorboards. (H: 11.5")
110-812 - SOLD
48” Canoe Paddles, Paint Decorated and Inscribed by Makers at Camp Winnipesaukee
Made and used by brothers, Stanley and Robert Claster, Circa 1931 to 1935 - SOLD
(Good condition; L: 48”)
1001-76 - SOLD
MAN IN A BARREL
Probably Niagara Falls, New York
Circa 1900 - SOLD
This figure represents one of the earliest of the rival daredevils who attempted going over Niagara Falls during the first decades of the twentieth century. White pine, carved and painted, iron bands, original painted decoration. The barrel stamped: "P,.P. + H. Palmer" (Height: 12.5".)
Howard and Catherine Feldman collection; David A. Schorsch, 1995: Tony and Sally Grassi Collection.
Susan Klein and Cynthia V.A. Schaffner, "Living with antiques: A folk art collection in Pennsylvania," The Magazine Antiques, September, 1984, page 569, figure 4.
SHF-345 - SOLD
Memory Ware, Observation Tower, Two Story Foundation, Spiral Staircase
Made by S.C. Warren
West Hartford, Vermont
Mixed media, found objects, wood, copper, plaster, paint - SOLD
The surface is covered with a rich variety of objects such as buttons, jewelry, railroad tokens; tintype photographs, glass vials, shells, colored glass, Crucifixes, lion's heads; even three Tartan Ware napkin rings and a small painted tin hand! The selection, positioning and application of objects is amazing as is the compartmentalized balance; object transitioning and relationships. The artist identified himself by a printed card framed within a repousse brass photograph frame surmounted with cutout brass numerals "1894" centered by glass windows. The work is architecturally significant; staircases lead to a balustrade deck with a spiral staircase leading to covered observation deck crowned by a sheet metal umbrella. The work seduces emotional participation; can't be appreciated without focused and relaxed timely observation.
There are a few small areas of loss, piece is stable; constructed in three sections.
(Dimensions: H: 45"; W: 16.25"; D: 16.25")
1029-5 - SOLD
Cigar Store Figure, Countertop Tobacconist Figure, Historic Painted Surface Date/Period: 1860-1870 - SOLD
The below electronically translated from Latin to Dutch to English, perhaps not entirely accurate
Stand still traveler, it only takes a moment what I would like to make clear, you know on this place are the dry bones of a hero. Memorabilia/in memory of a person/the venerable and learned Mr. Johannes-born 4 March 1552 in Elrich/Hohnstein (Germany Saxony)-1579 with Beca married Wallace with whom he had a son and two daughters - Beca was taken away by the death. Then married Adelheid Warnemans in 1599-a marriage from which three daughters were born. Listen up! ... EH there! .... Traveler! -consider for a moment what I add, he has 55 consecutive years in a church Office. He died 27 August 1636-pleased him the last breath to blow out, 84 years he conventions/is he has become. Eh Traveler! Remember this man and all his years of piety and interests-pray for him-the noble m. Johannes Bindhuis.
(Very good condition, we do not know if the lead was updated long ago; 15.5 by 10.75”)
1012-88 - SOLD
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