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Antique Slide Lid Box, Double Tombstone
Lid Terminus, Original Paint
America, 19th Century
The lid displaying initials “J.A.M.” - SOLD


Antique Slide Lid Box, Double Tombstone Lid Terminus, Original Paint
America, 19th Century
The lid displaying initials “J.A.M.”, entire view 1

The interior retains original robins’ egg blue paint; exterior varnish has yellowed,
oxidized to soft apple green, great patina, competent construction…excellent condition.
(Height: 4"; width: 9"; depth: 5")

SOLD

314-75




Chip-carved Box, Tulips, Possibly Pennsylvania
Date/Period: 19th Century - SOLD


Chip-carved Box, Tulips, Possibly Pennsylvania, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 3.25"; width: 10"; depth: 4.75"

Material: Pine, maple with some figure

Condition: Fine, good color and patina

Additional Information: Allover carving featuring six tulips and other geometric
devices.

SOLD

1245-23




A Rare Fine Bobbin Lace Making Pillow Box, Lacemaker Ball, Cushion
Date/Period: 1728 - SOLD


A and Rare Fine Bobbin Lace Making Pillow Box, Lacemaker Ball, Cushion, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 6"; diameter: 10"

Material: Eastern White Pine [pinus strobus] by analysis: Alden Identification Service
Linen, rosehead nails and brass tacks.

Condition: Fine original condition; short shrinkage crack, one wire hinge needs to
be closed which we will do. Wonderful original surface, great patina.

Additional Information: The box is likely cooper made…staves joined to full coverage
carved end panels by beautiful rosehead nails. The half round door is initialed “CC” and
dated “1728”, underside of door initialed “BG” …likely a second owner. Both the
turnbuckle latch and door pull are carved. The drum is upholstered in homespun linen
with edges strengthened and decorated with green twill binding tape secured with brass
tacks. Within the interior was stored the workers various instruments and supplies: pins,
scissors, thread, and bobbins. The pillow was set upon the knees allowing the
lacemaker to work her craft on the padded cylinder. A rare survivor…

The making of bobbin lace required a means of attaching multiple threads; bobbin lace
is made from a number of threads attached by pins to a cushion/pillow, each thread
being wound on a small bobbin. The design is drawn on stiff paper or parchment, which
is carefully stretched over the pillow and pricked out along the main lines. Small pins are
inserted at close intervals, around which the threads turn to form the various meshes
and openings.

A good image depicting the use of a lace pillow is published within Genevieve Cummins
book, Antique Boxes Inside and Out
, Page 304, plate 564. Also, A Diderot Pictorial
Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry
, plate 445.

SOLD

413-66




Apple Tray, Box Raised on Cast Iron Button Feet,
Great Original Paint and Patina
New England or Pennsylvania - SOLD


Apple Tray, Box Raised on Cast Iron Button Feet, Great Original Paint and Patina New England or Pennsylvania, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 4.5"; width: 10.75"; depth: 10.75"

Material: White pine, red paint

Condition: Fine original condition, beautiful color, and patina

Additional Information: Canted sides on projecting base resting on small cast iron feet
shaped like Shaker pegs. (Not suggesting that this is Shaker).

SOLD

505-161




Antique Pincushion with Drawer & Table Clamp
Unknown Maker, 19th Century
Molded iron & cut steel (Height: 11”) - SOLD


Antique Pincushion with Drawer & Table Clamp
Unknown Maker, 19th Century
Molded iron & cut steel (Height: 11”), entire view

Brushed cotton cushion rests with the bolection and ogee shaped rectangular canted
tray and is raised on turned posts atop a similarly shaped box containing a spring-
loaded pin tray. The drawer opens by depressing a tiny spring tab on the reverse.
Threaded clamp bolt features a pierced thumbpiece displaying initials “KC”. Perusing
many sewing/needlework tools books we were unable to locate a similar device.

SOLD

171-126




Title: Folk Art, Leather and Brass Tacked
Wooden Traveling Trunk
Paint Decorated Interior, Village, Trees
Possibly New York - SOLD
Date/Period: Circa 1800-1820


Folk Art, Leather and Brass Tacked Wooden Traveling Trunk
Paint Decorated Interior, Village, Trees
Possibly New York, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 12"; width: 12.75"; length: 31"

Material: Hide bound wood, paint on paper lining; iron hardware and brass tacks

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: Rare and outstanding… Instead of a maker's label, the interior of this
example is lined with paper that is painted with a horizontal frieze of houses punctuated by
vertical trees with widespread leafy branches. An additional repeat of circular geometric motifs
completes the similarity of the lining to papered, stenciled, block-printed or freehand painted
wall coverings of the first quarter of the nineteenth century.
(Stacy C. Hollander, American Folk
Art Museum, NYC)

During the late eighteenth century, Americans became confirmed in a constant pattern of
migration that persists as a part of their national character. Between 1790 and 1840, the system
of roads expanded exponentially, and overland travel by stagecoach, wagon, and horseback
increased.1 To transport personal belongings, people needed sturdy compartments that could
withstand the rigors of the road. Unlike delicate pasteboard bandboxes, which needed to be
handheld to survive rough trips, trunks were made from wood covered with dressed hide and
studded on the exterior with brass tacks in decorative patterns, sometimes including the owner's
initials. Hide-covered trunks were often cylindrical in shape and were intended primarily for
stagecoach travel, during which they were fastened on the outside of the coach. This type of
trunk appears in inventories from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries, with early
valuations ranging from one pound to six shillings.2

Provenance:
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, November 16-18, 1972, lot 396
Skinner Auctioneers, Boston, Massachusetts, "The Estate of Elisabeth T. Babcock of
Woodbury, Long Island," November 15-16, 1985, lot 131
David A. Schorsch, Greenwich, Connecticut, as agent, 1985

Exhibited: "A Place for Us: Vernacular Architecture in American Folk Art," American Folk Art Museum,
1996-97
"Hearth and Home: Architectural Selections from the Collection," American Folk Art Museum,
May 20-September 21, 2003

Literature: American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum, Stacy C.
Hollander, American Folk Art Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams, New York, p. 101,
fig. 65.

1 Jack Larkin, The Reshaping of Everyday Life, 1790-1840 (New York: Harper & Row, 1988),
pp. 206, 211.
2 Nina Fletcher Little, Neat and Tidy: Boxes and Their Contents Used in Early American
Households
(New York: E.P. Dutton, 1980), p. 33.

SOLD

1287-3




Antique Paint Decorated Ballot Box with Sliding Lid and Handle
New England, Early 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Paint Decorated Ballot Box with Sliding Lid and Handle 
New England, Early 19th Century, entire view 1

The raised panel lid with two finger notches slides within case rabbet; the upswept
handle and case edges are chamfered. The black graining on chocolate brown is very
early and over blue. The viewer must look very closely to translate surface history.
(Length: 12.5"; width: 6"; height: 2.5")

SOLD

745-187




Antique Apple Box, Canted Sides, Original Paint
Anonymous, Second Half, 19th Century
Pine - SOLD


Antique Apple Box, Canted Sides, Original Paint
Anonymous, Second Half, 19th Century
Pine, entire view 1

The square box featuring canted sides on a projecting base in red and green paint.
The bottom is of tongue and groove construction; outside of box retains 98% original
paint; interior worn or thinning…perhaps 30% remains else nice dark patina.
(Height: 3.25"; width: 15.5"; depth: 15.25")

SOLD

745-180




Small Dome top Shagreen Covered Box, Contains Coins, Brass Hardware
Anonymous, Likely 18th Century - SOLD


Antique Small Dome Top Shagree Covered Box Containing Coins, 18th Century, angle view with coins

(Minor imperfections to interior; 2 by 1.75 by 1”)

SOLD

424-297




Cake Box, Bentwood Donut Box, Original Paint and Decoration,
Pennsylvania, Second Half 19th Century
Stenciled butterflies, birds perched on leafy branches laden with fruits; top features urns with floral devices and rosebuds centered by a band of red hearts; all against a field of yellow. Carved and pierced handle fitted to locking lid. Nice old patina - SOLD


Cake Box, Bentwood Donut Box, Original Paint and Decoration,
Pennsylvania, Second Half 19th Century, entire view

(As depicted, wood loss to rim edge, else fine; H: 10"; diameter: 14")

1111-12 - SOLD




Chinese Export Fan in Lacquered Box, Landscape and Figures, Brilliant Color
Hand painted, carved wood, paper and silk, gilt decorated black lacquer - SOLD


Chinese Export Fan in Lacquered Box, Landscape and Figures, Brilliant Color
Hand painted, carved wood, paper and silk, gilt decorated black lacquer, entire view

(Dimensions: 1.75" H, 12.5" L, 2.25" D.)

414-33 - SOLD




Box, Spruce Gum, Book Form, Chip Carved
Probably 18th Century
America
Stained Birch
Intricate carving, urn, hearts, love knot, basket and spandrels - SOLD


Box, Spruce Gum, Book Form, Chip Carved
Probably 18th Century, entire view

Minor corner loss, else fine (5.5 by 2.5 by 1.25")

424-163 - SOLD




Folk Art Mail Box, Carved and Painted
Late 19th Century
America
Whitaker - SOLD


Folk Art Mail Box, Carved and Painted
Late 19th Century, entire view

Domed profiles centering stylized carved finial above canted mail slot; conforming case features hinged door with diamond shape glazing; original lock.
Original red paint with off-white and green painted trim, the green oxidized to near-black. Fine condition. (Dimensions: 12.5" H, 6.5" W, 3.75" D.)

431-70 - SOLD




Music Box, Veneered Case, Ten Tune
Swiss
Third Quarter 19th Century
Jacots Safety Check, M.F. 1816 Changer
Marching through Georgia, Star Spangled Banner, among other classics - SOLD


Music Box, Veneered Case, Ten Tune
Swiss
Third Quarter 19th Century
Jacots Safety Check, M.F. 1816 Changer, entire view

Single comb lever-wind movement with 9" cylinder; lid with chromolithograph tune card handwritten with the titles of ten airs.
Dimensions: 6.5" H, 19.75" W, 9" D.

423-16 - SOLD




Barrister's Wig, Stand and Tin Case
By Ravenscroft Law, Wig and Robe Maker
Lincolns Inn, London
Mr. Registrar Parker
19th Century - SOLD



Barrister's Wig, Stand and Tin Case
By Ravenscroft Law, Wig and Robe Maker
Lincolns Inn, London
Mr. Registrar Parker
19th Century, entire view

White horse hair wig with original black tole box and stand; box is hand painted in gold; wig with owners and makers label. Fine condition.
(Case dimensions: 10.5" H, 8.75" W, 9.25" D.)

690-3 - SOLD




Band Box, Wallpaper, Oval, White Flowers on Blue Ground
America
Circa 1825 to 1845 - SOLD


Band Box, Wallpaper, Oval, White Flowers on Blue Ground
America
Circa 1825 to 1845, entire view

Large oval box covered with a floral design featuring white blossoms highlighted with red, yellow, and brown against a blue ground; the lid similarly papered. Box top shows in use wear.
Dimensions: 11.25" H, 16.5" W, 13" D.

336-43 - SOLD




Antique Recipe Box, Original Painted Decoration, Reminiscent of Tole Ornamentation
Machine Finger Dovetail Joinery - SOLD


Antique Recipe Box, Original Painted Decoration, Reminiscent of Tole Ornamentation Machine Finger Dovetail Joinery, entire view

The top with canted edges, striping and little hearts over conforming box displaying undulating, dot and leaf decoration centering a bird on branch. (5 5/8 x 3.25 x 4.25”)

110-868 - SOLD




Folk Art Egyptian Style Carved Sarcophagus Form Footed Box
Anonymous, Likely Early 20th Century - SOLD


Folk Art Egyptian Style Sarcophagus Form Box, Likely Early 20th Century, angle view

Top and sides relief carved with figures and hieroglyphics, interior fitted with three compartments. (Excellent condition; loss to tip of head crown which will easily be restored; H: 5.75"; L: 18"; W: 3.75")

1121-3 - SOLD




Antique Box, Lidded Trinket Chest, Make-Do “H” Hinge, Original Surface History
New England, 19th Century
Simple lap construction, wrought iron “H” hinge, early red graining over blue, nice surface - SOLD


Antique Lidded Trinket Chest/Box with Make Do 'H' Hinge, 19th Century, angle view

(5.5 by 4 by 3.75”)

201-463 - SOLD




Early Storage Box, Round Bandbox, Original Paint and Decorative Upholstery Tacks
New England, Early 19th Century
Great foundation for stack or to be displayed atop chest; tack and peg construction - SOLD


Early Storage Box, Round Bandbox, Original Paint and Decorative Upholstery Tacks
New England, Early 19th Century, entire view

(Excellent condition, old and minor smallish bit of wood loss to cover at rim, else fine; H: 10.5"; diameter: 15.5")

632-30 - SOLD




Cake Box, Bentwood Donut Box, Original Paint and Decoration
Pennsylvania, Circa 1840 to 1860
Ash and poplar
Green and yellow painted decoration on a ground of broadly brushed black on red painted faux graining. Carved and pierced handle fitted to locking lid. Nice old patina - SOLD


Cake Box, Bentwood Donut Box, Original Paint and Decoration
Pennsylvania, Circa 1840 to 1860, entire view

(Excellent original condition; H: 8"; diameter: 11.25")

1096-57 - SOLD




Tinned Oval Box, Original Red with Eagle Decoration
Transfer Printed Great Seal Centered by Wreath of Leaves and Flowers
19th Century - SOLD


Tinned Oval Box, Original Red with Eagle Decoration
Transfer Printed Great Seal Centered by Wreath of Leaves and Flowers
19th Century, entire view

(Very good condition, minor dings consistent with age and use; H: 1.25", W: 6", D: 3")

336-49 - SOLD




Railroad Car Station Approach Register, Scrolling, Maine and New Hampshire
Next Stop Cities and Towns Painted on Rolling Scroll within Walnut Viewing Box
Stops for Great Falls, South Berwick Junction, Exeter and several more
Nineteenth Century - SOLD


Railroad Car Station Approach Register, Scrolling, Maine and New Hampshire
Next Stop Cities and Towns Painted on Rolling Scroll within Walnut Viewing Box
Stops for Great Falls, South Berwick Junction, Exeter and several more
Nineteenth Century, entire view

(H: 5.25"; W: 7.25"; D: 4")

906-4 - SOLD




Nantucket Sea Captains Liquor Chest with Blown Glass Bottles, Original Paint
Samuel Barret, Whaling Master of the Ship Sally
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Circa 1821 - SOLD


Nantucket Sea Captains Liquor Chest with Blown Glass Bottles, Original Paint
Samuel Barret, Whaling Master of the Ship Sally
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Circa 1821, entire view

The molded and cleated lid is hung from original copper hinges and retains its original painted surface; S. BARRETT 1821; the front of the dovetail joined case displays pinwheel and star decoration and features a copper heart-shaped escutcheon; the interior fitted with twelve 18th century olive green colored gin bottles. Samuel Barrett was born on Nantucket January 29th, 1793 to Nathaniel Barrett and Margaret Brock (or Coffin). He was the Whaling Master on the ship Sally, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1820.
(See Whaling Masters, Compiled by the Federal Writers Project, WPA of Massachusetts) H: 12"; W: 19.5"; D: 14.25"

274-152 - SOLD




Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation
Wallpapered Interior with Original Maker's Label
Daniel Watson, Saddler, Trunk and Harness Maker
Keene, New Hampshire
Early 19th Century
Initialed SH - SOLD


Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation
Wallpapered Interior with Original Maker's Label
Daniel Watson, Saddler, Trunk and Harness Maker
Keene, New Hampshire
Early 19th Century, entire view

A superbly decorated box with hide covering, original lock, and brass hardware; the wire hinges were compromised and are retrofitted with lovely small brass strap hinges. Daniel Watson, a saddler, leather fire bucket maker; manufacturer of military goods, and one of the principal stockholders of the New Hampshire Glass Factory was a successful and prominent citizen of Keen; he died in 1837.
Dimensions: 6.25" H, 15" W, 8.75" D.

270-90 - SOLD


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