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Pen and Ink Calligraphy
"GUARDIAN SPIRITS OF AMERICA"
Eagle With Breast Marked "Freedom"
Jackson, Crogan, Harrison, Bainbridge
Respectfully inscribed to Columbia's
free-born sons by the writer

August 20th 1822
A, Maclaurin - SOLD


Pen and Ink Calligraphy
'GUARDIAN SPIRITS OF AMERICA'
Eagle With Breast Marked 'Freedom'
Jackson, Crogan, Harrison, Bainbridge
Respectfully inscribed to Columbia's
free-born sons by the writer
August 20th 1822, entire view

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.)

232-126 - SOLD




Folk Art Picture Frame, Original Surface History
New England, Early 19th Century
Black and red paint displays a very good surface; is very early; over mustard - SOLD


Folk Art Picture Frame, Original Surface History
New England, Early 19th Century

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
Possibly Amish
Pennsylvania
Circa 1865 to 1890
Wood, glass, wool, cotton, wire, paper and paint - SOLD


Antique Shadowbox, Bird and Rabbit, Fabric and Paper, Pennsylvania, angle view

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")

201-345 - SOLD




Antique Painting, Black Americana, Waiting for Santa, Expectant Children with Chamber Stick
Anonymous, Late 19th Century
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD


Antique Black Americana Painting of Two Children Waiting for Santa, 19th Century, entire view

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”)

201-448 - SOLD




Two Miniature Paintings - SOLD


Two Miniature Paintings, entire view

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 - SOLD



See Step Right Up – 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


Vintage Paper Mache Decorative Native American Plaques
Anonymous, Probably Unique, pair view

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.

SOLD

1283-30




Wallpaper Panels from Vues d’Amerique du Nord
Jean Zuber & Cie.
Designed by Jean-Julien Deltil (1791 – 1863)
Alsace, Rixheim, France
Circa 1834 - SOLD


Wallpaper Panels from Vues d’Amerique du Nord
Jean Zuber & Cie.
Designed by Jean-Julien Deltil (1791 – 1863)
Alsace, Rixheim, France
Circa 1834, entire view

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”)

333-107 - SOLD




Folk Art Automaton, Cats Playing Violin & Cello, Original Paint
Anonymous, 19th Century - SOLD


Folk Art Automaton, Cats Playing Violin & Cello, Original Paint
Anonymous, 19th Century, entire view

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")

SOLD

879-121




Cast Iron Shooting Gallery Target, Lion, Signed W.F.M., Co. Mangels
Coney Island, NY - SOLD


Antique Cast Iron Lion Form Shooting Gallery Target, entire view

(Lion: 12.5 by 7.5”, base: 4.5 by 14.5 by 1.25”)

589-11 - SOLD




Sheet Iron Articulated Indian with Tomahawk and Tobacco Leaves
Unknown Maker and Age; but cool
Soft edges, brass rivets, light even surface rust, stamped pieces, embossed - SOLD


Antique Sheet Iron Indian, Articulated, entire view

(11.25 by 9")

1062-9 - SOLD




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


Pencil Drawing, Cow in Pasture, Dolly Varden at 3 Years by Carl Freigau Property of Jas. G. Porter, Walnut Hill, Madison Co: Ohio, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 14" x 11.75"; view: 10.5" x 8.75"

Material: Pencil on paper, birds eye maple frame with hilt liner

Condition: Fine

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.

SOLD

171-183




Rewards of Merit, Eaton Sisters, 1813 to 1819, Watercolor & Ink on Paper
Wilton, New Hampshire
Date/Period: 1813-1819 - SOLD


Rewards of Merit, Eaton Sisters, 1813 to 1819, Watercolor & Ink on Paper Wilton, New Hampshire, group view

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

SOLD

231-49




Small Love Token Picture Frame Pierced with 18 Hearts, Original Red Paint
Date/Period: 19th Century - SOLD


Small Love Token Picture Frame Pierced with 18 Hearts, Original Red Paint, entire view

Measurement: 7.5" x 6"

Material: Wooden, thin mirror plate

Condition: Couple shrinkage fissures, Mirror too small for view area

Additional Information: Ovolo corners centering bowed sides, applied backboard
painted white. Great for picture frame or mirror.

SOLD

745-233




Christ's Nativity, St. Matthew
Pen and ink
By Samuel Lunt, age 10, of Newbury, Massachusetts - SOLD


Antique Pen and Ink Art, Christ's Nativity, by Samuel Lunt, age 10, close up

This piece was done by Samuel Lunt in the East School of Essex County.
Dimensions: 20.75 by 15.75-inch frame, 11.75 by 14.75-inch sight-size.

SOLD

232-76




Calligraphy, Watercolor & Ink, LEARNING, Grieve for Past Follies & Learning Verse Illegibly Signed, James ___________, 19th C. - SOLD


Calligraphy Watercolor and Ink, LEARNING Grieve for Past Follies

Mounted within predominantly red painted frame with faint black graining )

SOLD

707-78




Book, Artemisia Mehlman, Sewing - SOLD


Antique Sewing Book by Artemisia Mehlman, page detail 1

Very good condition.
(6.75 by 8.25”)

1032-140 - SOLD




Calligraphy, Spencerian Drawing by Owen S. Cowles (1819 to 1854) Writing School
“Ladies and Gentleman are invited to call and examine specimens”
Penmanship’s: Ladies and Gentleman Taught a Plain, easy, hand Writing in 12 easy lessons - SOLD


Antique Calligraphy/Spencerian Drawing by Owen S. Cowles, 19th Century, close up view

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.

SOLD

1215-1




Spencerian Composition
Eagle with banner reading Instruction in Penmanship
Second Half Nineteenth century - SOLD


Antique Calligraphy, Spencerian Composition, Eagle and Penmanship Instruction, overall view

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


Antique Calligraphy, Spencerian Composition, Eagle and Notice of Instruction, close up

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


Antique Calligraphy, Spencerian Composition, Penmanship Drawings Made to Order, close up view

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


Antique Calligraphy, Girl Penmanship, Presented to Miss Hannah, close up

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


Antique Hair Book, Barbara Ann Groff, page detail

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
Doylestown, Ohio
Sketched Oct. 9, 1899 - SOLD


Antique Pencil Drawing, Farm Scene, By E.L. Orr, no frame view

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


Antique Workbox, Schoolgirl Art and Paint Decorated, New England, angle view

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


Yarn Swift, Original Chrome Yellow & Bittersweet Paint, Heart Shape Rivet Escutcheons Folk Art, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 20”

Material: Wood…cannot ascertain species due to paint coverage; iron clamp screw &
escutcheons

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.

SOLD

431-125




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


Antique Folk Art Bottle with Whimsey, by Carl Worner, Late 19th Century, entire view

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


Pair of Paint Decorated Canoe Paddled, Signed by Makers at Camp Winnipesaukee, Circa 1931 to 1935, pair view 1

(Good condition; L: 48”)

1001-76 - SOLD




MAN IN A BARREL
Probably Niagara Falls, New York
Circa 1900 - SOLD


Antique Carving, Man in Barrel, Paint Decorated, angle view

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".)

Provenance:
Howard and Catherine Feldman collection; David A. Schorsch, 1995: Tony and Sally Grassi Collection.

Literature:
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
1894
Mixed media, found objects, wood, copper, plaster, paint - SOLD


Antique Memory Ware Observation Tower, West Hartford, Vermont, angle view

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


Cigar Store Figure, Countertop Tobacconist Figure, Historic Painted Surface, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 26.75"; width: 11.75"; depth: 12"

Material: Polychrome. Base is white pine; due to paint we cannot ascertain other wood.

Condition: Several campaigns of early overpaint, shows age and use, displays well

Additional Information:A rare and sensitively rendered trade stimulator in working
period paint; right arm extended, right hand on a coil of tobacco resting on a crate
labeled cigars.

SOLD

570-698




Antique Cigar Store Figure, Countertop,
Carved and Painted
Found in Pennsylvania (1950's)
Circa 1860 to 1870 - SOLD


Antique Cigar Store Figure, Circa 1860 to 1870, Countertop, left angle view
Antique Cigar Store Figure, Circa 1860 to 1870, Countertop, right angle view

Surface cleaned, other restoration, rare and important
(Dimensions: 28.5" H.)

505-53 - SOLD




Antique Cigar Store Figure, Tobacco Figure,
Carved and Painted, Countertop
Anonymous, 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Cigar Store Figure, Carved and Painted, Countertop, angle view

Carved and painted counter figure in the form of male figure wearing head-wrap and a bundle in his hand. Old paint with some touchup. (H: 36")

310-89 - SOLD




Stained Glass Panel, Mourning/Memorial, Jesus on Cross, Worshipers, 17th Century
Anonymous, Dutch, 17th Century
Painted and etched - SOLD


Antique 17th Century Stained Glass Mourning/Memorial Panel with Jesus on the Cross, entire view

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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