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MICAH WILLIAMS (AMERICAN, 1782-1837), vibrant pastel portrait of a young woman holding a book wearing a lime green dress, 23 3/4" x 19 1/2".

Provenance: The Collection of Margaret Schiffer. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Price Realized: $59,200


DELAWARE VALLEY WINDSOR BENCH, ca. 1770, with a low back, a center splat, and baluster turned legs joined by bulbous stretchers, retaining its original dark green painted surface, 28 3/4" h., 83" w.

Provenance: The Collection of Margaret Schiffer. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $18,960


NEW ENGLAND QUEEN ANNE MAPLE TAVERN TABLE, ca. 1760, with an oval top and turned legs joined by stretchers, retaining its original grey over red painted surface, 24" h., 29" w.

Provenance: The Collection of Margaret Schiffer. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $7.110


LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA SACKBACK WINDSOR CHAIR, ca. 1780, with a typical high back, knuckle arms, and "goat" feet.

Provenance: The Collection of Margaret Schiffer. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $42,660


PENNSYLVANIA CHIPPENDALE CHERRY TALL CASE CLOCK, LATE 18th c., the works signed John Scott Conocochague, the broken arch bonnet with flame finials and carved rosettes, above a frieze with a central sunflower surrounded by c-scrolls and flowerettes, enclosing an eight-day works with a moon phase and a brass face above a case with fluted quarter columns and a scalloped panel base, 101 3/4" h. A related example was sold at Sotheby's on January 23, 2009, lot 229. Illustrated in Whisker, James Pennsylvania Clockmakers, Watchmakers, and Allied Crafts, figs. 25, 26. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $30,000-50,000

Price Realized: $30,810


PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED WALNUT TWO-PART DUTCH CUPBOARD, ca. 1800, retaining an old ochre grain decorated surface, 83 1/4" h., 47 3/4" w.

Provenance: Heritage Center of Lancaster County, PA. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $16,590


BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED BLANKET CHEST, ca. 1780, with floral panels and intricate checkered borders, flanked by corners with columns, above two drawers and ogee bracket feet, 30" h., 49" w., 22" d. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $17,775


RARE COWDEN & WILCOX FOUR-GALLON STONEWARE JUG, 19th c., decorated with a dog holding a basket, 15 1/4" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $25,000-35,000

Price Realized: $49,770


CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE DOWER CHEST, inscribed WW 1838, decorated with branches of tulips and polka dots, 25 1/2" h., 36 1/2" w. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $6,000-8,000

Price Realized: $20,145


PAIR OF PAINTED LEATHER FIRE BUCKETS, inscribed John Cornelius Mo. 1 & No. 2 1851, on a yellow medallion framed by a foliate wreath, 12" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $3,792


NEW JERSEY STONEWARE CROCK, DATED 1807, impressed Warne & Letts, with an incised bird decoration, 7 3/4" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $400-800

Price Realized: $18,960


THE JOHN BARTRAM PHILADELPHIA COMB BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR, POSSIBLY FROM THE WORKSHOP OF THOMAS GILPIN, ca. 1750, with an unusually high back with a peaked crest rail decorated with a painted image of Saint Peter, patron saint of fishermen. According to the family, this chair, a copy of the State in Schuylkill president's chair, was given to John Bartram by the club as a token of friendship because he allowed members free access to his shore line. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $20,145


PAINTED POPLAR CHEST OF DRAWERS, 19th c., inscribed J. Gastle, Oneida, NY, retaining its original ochre decoration, 38 1/2" h., 18 3/4" w.' Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $2,370


COUNTRY STORE PAINTED ADVERTISING BARREL, 19th c., inscribed Fred Neesemann's Enamel Paints, 12 1/2" h., 9" dia. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $6,683


PAINTED PINE PARCHEESI GAME BOARD, 19th c., 25 1/4" x 24". Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $2,430


CAST IRON STOVE PLATE, Marlboro Wedding 1768, 24" x 20". For a similar example, see Mercer Bible in Iron, plate 112. Provenance: A Pennsylvania Historical Society. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $3,081


MINIATURE WATERCOLOR ON IVORY PORTRAIT, ca. 1810, of a gentleman, 2 1/4" x 1 3/4".

Provenance: The Collection of Charlene Sussel. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $400-800

Price Realized: $3,318


BLUE AND GREEN SPATTER BULL'S EYE CUP AND SAUCER, 19th c. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $3,555


RED SPATTER CUP AND SAUCER WITH A YELLOW BULL'S EYE, 19th c.

Provenance: Bea Cohen. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $2,844


FINE PENNSYLVANIA WINDSOR SIDE CHAIR, ca. 1780, with delicately carved ears, retaining an old black and pinstripe decorated surface.

Provenance: Harry Hartman. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $4,266


SMALL NEW ENGLAND SLANT FRONT DESK, ca. 1800, with three drawers and tall bracket feet, retaining its original red painted surface, 42" h., 30" w. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $7,110


PAINTED PINE BENCH, ca. 1800, with a scalloped back and skirt, retaining its original old black painted surface, 30" x 72".

Provenance: Garth's Auction; Mary Thornton Sale, 1976. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $1,500-2,000

Price Realized: $17,775


PHILADELPHIA TUCKER PORCELAIN BASKET, ca. 1825, with gilt highlights, 9 5/8" h., 9 5/8" w.

Provenance: Judson Collection. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $3,555


RHODE ISLAND BOWBACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR, ca. 1790, retaining an old black painted surface. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $9,480


NEW ENGLAND OIL ON CANVAS FOLK PORTRAIT, ca. 1825, of Charlotte Seymour, 27 1/2" x 21 1/4". Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $9,480


PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE HANGING CORNER CUPBOARD, ca. 1800, with scalloped sides, retaining an old red painted surface, 37" h., 26" w. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $3,555


CONESTOGA WAGON BOX, ca. 1800, with wrought iron strapping, 18 1/2" h., 17 1/2" w. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $4,029


PHILADELPHIA SILVER CANN, ca. 1760, bearing the touch of Philip Syng Jr., 5 1/4" h., 13.8 ozt. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $9,480


GAUDY DUTCH DAHLIA CUP AND SAUCER, 19th c.

Provenance: Maude B. Feld. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $4,029


KENTUCKY GLASSWORKS DOUBLE EAGLE YELLOW OLIVE FLASK, ca. 1850, 8 1/2" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $4,977


PETER DERR (BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, 1793-1868), pewter egg cup, stamped P.D, 3" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $400-800

Price Realized: $3,318


HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT PEWTER FLAGON, ca. 1805, bearing the touch of Samuel Danforth, 13 1/4" h. Provenance: Wayne & Phyllis Hilt. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $11,258


PHILADELPHIA PEWTER TEAPOT, ca. 1770, bearing the touch of William Will, 6 1/2" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $37,920


PHILADELPHIA PEWTER TANKARD, ca. 1780, bearing the touch of William Will, 8" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $10,000-20,000

Price Realized: $21,330


PHILADELPHIA PEWTER SUGAR BOWL, ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM WILL, ca. 1775, 5 1/2" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $21,330




PHILADELPHIA PEWTER TEAPOT, ca. 1780, bearing the touch of William Will, 6" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $41,330


NEW YORK PEWTER MUG, ca. 1775, bearing the touch of Frederick Bassett, 6 1/8" h. Exhibited at the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, Massachusetts Pewter in American Life, May 13 - October 28, 1984. Sold at Pook and Pook April 20-21, 2012.

Estimate: $4,000-7,000

Price Realized: $20,145


CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY BRACKET CLOCK, John Childs (active 1813-1847) Philadelphia, pa, circa 1825

The arched molded top above tombstone shaped door opening to painted moon dial face inscribed, "Jno Child Phila," on molded base, cast brass ringed pulls and brass latticed glazed openings at sides, on brass paw feet.

The works appear original to clock. Brass feet replacements, the back door the the case is missing a portion of the thick veneer about the key hole. There are three veneer restorations. Two at the corners of the back side of the case, the other is to the front side of the right hand side of the base (facing the clock). there are three small repainted areas to the clock face and few areas abut the calendar ring. The face has many cracks to the enamel and a few areas are about to pop off. There is one small loss to the moon phase to the right of the ship. Appears to be running. H: 17 5/8 in. W: 12 in. D: 6 3/4 in.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Wister, Oldwick, New Jersey.

Descended in the Wister family to the present owners and used in the Wister family ancestral home, Grumblethorpe, in Germantown, Philadelphia, now a National Historic Landmark. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $19,200


LIFE-SIZED SILHOUETTE OF SARAH (SALLY) WISTER (1761-1804) Philadelphia, pa, early 19th century, Inscribed, "Sarah Wister b. july 20, 1761. d. April 21, 1804 Daugh. of Daniel and Lowry Wister. author of Sally Wister's Journal of the Revolution." cut -out backed with black paper, framed. 17 in. x 10 3/4 in. (sight)

Sarah Wister was the eldest child of Quaker merchant Daniel Wister and Lowry Jones. Her Grandfather John Wister built Grumblethorpe as a summer house in Germantown in 1744. It became the Wister's year around home after the yellow fever epidemic. It was the home to Sally Wister for most of her life. During 1777 and 1778 Sarah, called Sally, kept a journal in the form of letters to her friend Deborah Norris recounting the details of life under British occupation. The complete journal, " A True Narrative: Being a Quaker Maiden's Account of her Experiences with Officers of the Continental Army 1777-1778," was published in 1902 and this silhouette, the only known likeness of Sarah Wister, was illustrated. A sampler worked by Sarah in 1773 is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and published in Betty Ring, Girlhood Embroidery American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850. (1993) p.337, Fig. 354.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Wister, Oldwick, New Jersey.

This silhouette descended in the Wister family to the present owners. The silhouette hung in the Wister family ancestral home, Grumblethorpe, in Germantown, Philadelphia, now a National Historic Landmark. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $27,500


CHIPPENDALE CARVED WALNUT SIDE CHAIR, Philadelphia, pa, circa 1770, Serpentine crestrail centering a shell carved with volutes above a pierced splat on a trapezoidal seat, the front seat rail with carved shell, shell-carved cabriole legs on ball and claw feet. Rear seat rail bears brand, "Mrs. J. A. Haskell" and a hand-written note, "From Mrs. Loomis, Princeton, NJ brought through Richmond. March 1937." H: 40 in.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Virginia H. Knauer, Washington, D.C.

Collection of Mrs. J. Amory Haskell, Oak Hill Farm, Red Bank, New Jersey.

Samuel T. Freeman & Co., Public Auction, November 29, 1954, lot 234. The lot is accompanied by Freeman's sale brochure illustrating chair. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012.

Literature: For companion pieces see William M. Horner, Jr., Blue Book, Plate 331.

Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture, page 33 (lower).

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, plate 2211.

Estimate: $6,000-9,000

Price Realized: $16,250


CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY FIRE SCREEN, England or America, circa 1770, With spiral-turned ovoid finial on pole with rectangular frame enclosing tapestry depicting basket of flowers with parrot, on baluster turned support on acanthus and oval carved cabriole legs ending in ball and claw feet. H: 51 3/4 in. Old mend to foot, crack to lower shaft, iron spider with one "arm" broken off and reattached.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Virginia H. Knauer, Washington, D.C.

Teina Baumstone, New York, New York, April 12, 1958.

Lot is accompanied by bill of sale and typed note from Baumstone, dated March 4, 1958. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $21,250


PAINTED AND DECORATED YELLOW PINE BLANKET CHEST, attributed to Johannes Spitler (1774-1837), Massanutten, Page County, Va. The rectangular hinged top opens to a well with till, the case painted Prussian blue and decorated with hearts, flowers, birds and circular devices in white, red and black, the molded base painted in blocks of color, bracket feet. H: 24 in. W: 50 in. D: 21 1/2 in.

The known furniture decorated by Johannes Spitler dates from the 1790's to about 1810, when he relocated with his family from Virginia to Ohio. During these approximately 20 years, Spitler worked in three distinct styles of decoration. This chest falls into Spitler's second style due to its nature motifs: birds, tulips, hearts and compass-drawn flower heads. Original painted surface, scattered areas of paint wear and loss to facade, paint loss to lid, edges of case, molding and feet, original hinges, loss to base of right side foot.

PROVENANCE:

Descended in the Latham family of Rappahannock County, Virginia to the present owners. According to family history, the chest was owned by Armistead Clifford Latham (1881- ) who married Mary Anderson in June of 1917. Latham's parents, Thomas Richard Latham (1847-1895) and Mary Ellen Corbin (b. 1850) were married in Culpeper, Virginia in 1880.

Mary Ellen Corbin's parents, Armistead Corbin (1785-1856) and Juliett Ann Luttrell (1810-1856) of Culpeper, Virginia, were married in 1850. Armistead Corbin married his first wife Sally Ann Bywaters (1782-1842) in 1807.

Estimate $80,000-120,000

Literature: For related examples and information on Spitler, see: Ronald L. Hurst and Jonathon Prown, Southern Furniture 1680-1830, The Colonial Williamsburg Collection (1997) ill. 107.3 p. 340, pp 337-343, Walters, Donald, "Johannes Spitler, Shenendoah County, Virginia, furniture decorator," The Magazine Antiques, Oct. 1975, pp. 730-735.

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012.

Estimate: $80,000-100,000

Price Realized: $350,000


DIMINUTIVE QUEEN ANNE WALNUT BLANKET CHEST ON FRAME, Pennsylvania, circa 1760 The molded cotter pin hinged lid opens to well with till, on cabriole legs ending in trifid feet. H: 31 1/4 in. W: 25 3/4 in. D: 15 5/8 in.

Knee returns missing. Mend to lower left molding of chest; scuffs to feet; cracks to apron. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $46,875


THE CHARLES CARROLL CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY METAMORPHIC ARCHITECT'S DESK, Anglo/Irish, circa 1770. The rectangular molded hinged top lifts to form writing or drawing surface, above an apron with handle and square turned legs that pulls out revealing an adjustable drawing/painting surface, with pull out fitted tray to side, the back and one side fitted with drawers, faux and functioning, all on casters. H: 32 in. W: 42 in. D: 26 in.

In his time, Charles Carroll was one of the country's richest and most prominent citizens. He served as a member of the Maryland Committee of Correspondence and Committee of Safety, and with Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Chase and John Carroll traveled to Canada to lobby for support for the American cause. He served as a member of the Maryland delegation to the Continental Congress. Carroll was eventually elected, with John Henry, as one the first senators from Maryland. An excellent man of business, Carroll was a founder of the First National Bank, the B. & O. Railroad and the C & O. Canal Company.

Top with scratches and old areas of discoloration, one molded corner of top with old mended break, top hinges probably replaced, both ends of adjustable supports for hinged top have been mended and reinforced with screws, both with pieced areas near top, age crack to secondary top runs entire width and has been filled, case with cracks and minor buckling to veneer at blind front, some gouging and scuffs to legs, old mends to drawer beading, side with single faux long drawer shows evidence of reinforcements on both uprights, mends to base of legs, some interior mends

PROVENANCE: This desk was owned by Charles Carroll (1737-1832) of Carrolltown, Maryland, the last surviving Signer of the Declaration of Independence. It was purchased from Carroll descendants at Doughoregan Manor, Carroll's country home in Howard County, in the early 20th century and thence to the present owners.

Exhibition history: The desk was included in the exhibition, "Anywhere So Long as There Be Freedom, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, His Family & His Maryland," The Baltimore Museum of Art, September 30 to December 1, 1975, and illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, p.279, cat. no. 123.

The lot is accompanied by correspondence with The Baltimore Museum of Art, concerning the loan of the desk to the exhibition, an exhibition catalog, and a letter outlining provenance of the piece.

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $71,500


COMB-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR, Thomas Gilpin (1700-1766), Chester County and Philadelphia, circa 1760, Branded "T. Gilpin," the cresting with carved volutes above nine spindles, flattened back rest and shaped handholds on vase turned supports, D-shaped seat on vase and ball turned legs joined by turned stretchers.

Very old painted surface, all feet patched- probably had been a rocking chair. Seat H: 16 in. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012.

PROVENANCE: Property of a Philadelphia Collector.

H.L. Chalfant, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1998

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $30,000


CARVED AND PAINTED 'HAMPSHIRE WAGON CO" TRADE SIGN, with a two dimensional covered wagon flanked by two painted medallions, inscribed "The Hampshire Wagon Co." and "Since 1802." H: 31 1/2 in. W: 37 1/2 in. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012.

Estimate: $500-700

Price Realized: $1,000


THREE POUND PROJECTILE, Three pound grapeshot removed from the hull of the USS Constitution. This projectile was likely shot from a 32 pounder carronade of the Royal Navy. Every major British ship captured by the USS Constitution during the War of 1812 was equipped with this pattern cannon and the stand of grape for the large carronade was constructed with 3 pound rounds. 2 1/2" diameter Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $ 22,500


RARE 31 - STAR UNITED STATES ENSIGN OF THE USS CONSTITUTION, Circa 1851, Hoist inscribed , "Constitution No. 1," comprised of wool bunting and appliqued cotton stars, all hand sewn, 13 stripes. H 11' 4" x W 15' 3"

Areas of loss and fraying, extensively patched, mended and with reinforced areas especially at hoist end, cotton tape stiched on "fly" end, stripes shortened. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012.

PROVENANCE: Note: This may have been the last ensign flown on the Constitution before the ship was decommissioned in 1855 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard. The Inscription " Constitution No. 1" probably refers to the size of the flag, No. 1 being the ship's largest. The arrangement of the stars is the same as the ensign used by Commodore Perry in his famous trip to Japan in 1853.

Estimate: $150,000-250,000

Price Realized: $ 158,500


RARE 28 - STAR UNITED STATES ENSIGN FROM THE USS CONSTITUTION, 'Texas Flag', Circa 1846, Comprised of wool bunting, with 28 appliqued cotton stars, two slightly larger stars-later additions, thirteen stripes, hand sewn throughout, without hoist. H 12' 9" x W 20' 1"

Patches and wear to Canton, tears, scattered discoloration, patches and mends to stripes, fraying, no hoist. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 30, 2012.

PROVENANCE: Note:28 Star flags were made in the year 1846 with the admission of Texas. This flag was modified, possibly at sea, for continued use by the addition of two stars with the admission of Iowa in 1847 and Wisconsin in 1848.

Estimate: $100,000-200,000

Price Realized: $ 134,500


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