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NORTH CAROLINA REDWARE DISH, early 19th c., attributed to Solomon Loy of Alamance County, with yellow, green, and brown slip decoration with a central philphlot within a sawtooth border and floral sprig on the outer edge, 10 1/4" dia. Two similar examples in the collection of the Barnes Foundation are illustrated in Beckerdite and Hunter Ceramics in America, figs. 40 and 41.

Provenance: Sotheby's, January 16, 1999, lot 296; The Stradlings, November 1999.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $18,000


CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA REDWARE FLOWERPOT AND UNDERTRAY, DATED 1825, attributed to James Pottery, Westtown, with sgrafitto inscription "Sarah Garrett East Goshen C County," 8.75" h.

Provenance: Pook & Pook, Inc., November 6, 1998.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $13,200


JACOB MAENTEL (AMERICAN 1763-1863), WATERCOLOR FULL-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF CATHERINE CARVER BISHOP (1803-1872), of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, dated 1821, wearing a blue dress and holding a book, 11" x 8.75".

Provenance: R. H. Wood, 1960.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $4,000-8,000

Price Realized: $15,600


JACOB MAENTEL (AMERICAN 1763-1863), WATERCOLOR FULL-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN WEARING A BROWN DRESS, 11.5" x 9".

Provenance: R. H. Wood, 1960.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $4,000-8,000

Price Realized: $14,400


NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST, early 19th c., the lid initialed IC above a hobby horse, the façade with potted flowers, and the sides decorated with birds, 8.25" h., 17.5" w.

Provenance: Greg Kramer, 1998.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $5,040


SHENANDOAH VALLEY EARTHENWARE PITCHER AND BASIN, 19th c., with mottled brown, green, and cream glaze, pitcher - 12" h., basin - 6.75" h., 17" diameter. For further reference, see Rice & Stoudt, The Shenandoah Pottery, pg. 164.

Provenance: Leon Spellman, Sharpsburg, Maryland, 1974.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $12,000


BALTIMORE ALBUM QUILT, mid 19th c., with twenty-five floral and bird appliqué panels and a swag border, 102" x 102".

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $20,400


PENNSYLVANIA REDWARE CHARGER, ca. 1800, with yellow wavy lines and green splashes, 14" diameter.

Provenance: Barry Cohen collection.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $7,200


RARE PAIR OF NEW ENGLAND PAINTED RECTANGULAR DRESSER BOXES, mid 19th c., with fitted interiors, both with fruit decorated lids and berry wreath borders, the front of one with an oval landscape with a couple picking apples, the second with two stags and a man fishing in the background, one inscribed inside the lid "Asahel W. Wheelock presented by his mother," 5.25" h., 10.75" w., 6.5" d. Asahel W. Wheelock, 1827-1856, lived in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Provenance: Nimmo & Hart, Philadelphia, 1976.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $4,000-8,000

Price Realized: $19,200


NEW ENGLAND PAINTED BASSWOOD DOME LID BOX, early 19th c., the lid with large tulip flowers on an ivory ground with a sawtooth border, the front and sides with dotted flowers, 5.625" h., 8.6258" w. Illustrated in Fales American Painted Furniture 1660-1880, pg. 214.

Provenance: Harry Hartman, 1997.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $14,400


RARE NORTH CAROLINA REDWARE CHARGER, ca. 1810, possibly Dennis pottery, New Salem, North Carolina, with a central green and cream slip floral pinwheel with four flowers emanating from it and a border with foliate sprays and trailing vines, 14 1/8" dia. For information and examples, see Hunter and Beckerdite Ceramics in America, pgs. 140-167.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $4,000-7,000

Price Realized: $13,200


LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED WEBER DRESSER BOX, ca. 1840, retaining a pristine green surface with floral pine tree decoration, 2.125" h., 3.625" w., 2.25" d. For similar examples, see The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Flack, Pook & Pook, Inc., October 27, 2012.

Provenance: Harry Hartman, 1987.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $11,400


ABRAHAM W. HEEBNER (WORCESTER TOWNSHIP, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 1802-1877), VIBRANT WATERCOLOR ON PAPER SCHWENKFELDER FRAKTUR DRAWING, with nighttime and daytime cityscapes worked in yellow, blue, red, and green, 8.25" x 6.5". For a similar example, see Moyer Fraktur Writings and Folk Art Drawings, figs. 4-78 and 4-79.

Provenance: James Glazer, 2005, Philadelphia Antique Show; Pook & Pook, Inc., June 21, 2004.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $12,000


LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED POPLAR COMPASS ARTIST DRESSER BOX, early 19th c., decorated with blue and white pinwheel flowers on a salmon ground, 4.875" h., 7" w. For similar examples, see The Americana Collection of Richard and Rosemarie Machmer, Pook & Pook, Inc., October 24, 2008, lots 18 and 623.

Provenance: H. F. DuPont - Long Island House; Chris Machmer, 1984.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $10,000-20,000

Price Realized: $26,400


SNOW HILL COMMUNITY REDWARE BOWL, mid 19th c., with cream and green slip decoration of a star within line and wavy line borders, 2.75" h., 10.625" diameter.

Provenance: Horst Auction, contents of Snow Hill, August 11, 1997.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $4,000-7,000

Price Realized: $10,200


LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA "EMBROIDERY ARTIST" PAINTED PINE DOWER CHEST, dated 1785, inscribed Catrina Bhilivin, the lid and front with three tulip panels on a blue ground, flanked by sides with large stars, above two ivory drawers with salmon surrounds, 25" h., 50" w. For a similar example, see Pook & Pook, Inc., September 20, 2003, lot 290.

Provenance: R. H. Wood, 1959.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $4,000-8,000

Price Realized: $15,600
FANCY PAINTED PINE LOCK BOX, ca. 1830, possibly Baltimore, the lid decorated with a basket of fruit, above a façade with two griffins and urn decorated sides, supported by ball feet, 7.25" h., 14" w., 8" d.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $3,840


EXCEPTIONALLY SMALL NEW ENGLAND QUEEN ANNE WALNUT DROPLEAF TABLE, ca. 1760, of delicate proportion, with a demilune cutout apron and cabriole legs terminating in pad feet, 22.5" h., 10.5" w., 28.5" d. For similar examples, see Downs American Furniture, plates 307 and 308.

Provenance: Long Ago Shop, York, Pennsylvania, 1961.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $18,000


LIVERPOOL HERCULANEUM PITCHER, ca. 1810, decorated with Signals at the Portland Observatory of Portland, Maine, with twenty-four flags and "Explanation" below, the reverse with an American frigate, 8 7/8" h. The Portland Observatory, an 86-foot high tower, became operational in 1807. Financed by a group of investors, organized by Captain Lemuel Moody (1767-1846), the Observatory was used to alert ship owners and merchants that their vessels were approaching with the use of the signal flags, identifying type and location of ship. For further reference, see McCauley Liverpool Transfer Designs on Anglo-American Pottery, pgs. 60-62.

Provenance: Colwill & McGehee.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $10,800


PENNSYLVANIA OR MARYLAND SHERATON MAHOGANY DIMINUTIVE SERVER, ca. 1820, with a reeded gallery and turned legs, 32" h., 32" w.

Provenance: Trela Antiques, 1999.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 25, 2015.

Estimate: $800-1,000

Price Realized: $3,444


DAUPHIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE DOWER CHEST, decorated by John Seltzer, dated 1808, the top with two gray grained panels on an ochre grained reserve, the front with a central panel bearing the inscription Henrey Yeckly 1808, flanked by ivory panels with tulips arising from pots, the left inscribed John Seltzer 1808, on an ochre feather grained reserve, above a three drawer base with similar decoration, all supported by straight bracket feet, retaining its original engraved grab lock and wrought iron strap hinges, 27" h., 51" l., 22.75" d.

Provenance: Titus Geesey, Joe Kindig, Jr.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 24, 2015.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $21,600


CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA QUEEN ANNE WALNUT SECRETARY DESK, ca. 1760, signed by Joseph Allen, the upper section with a bonnet top, flame finials, and a frieze with applied shell, above two arched raised panel doors, concealing a fitted interior with small drawers, above two candle slides, resting on a lower section with a slant lid, enclosing an ornately fitted interior, with a shell carved prospect door flanked by fluted and flame carved document drawers and small serpentine drawers, above a case with one long drawer above two short drawers and two long drawers, all supported by ogee bracket feet, 99" h., 39" w.

Provenance: Private New York collection.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 24, 2015.

Estimate: $8,000-10,000

Price Realized: $13,200


PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED POPLAR CHEST OF DRAWERS, ca. 1815, retaining its original red and black decorated surface, 44" h., 42" w. A chest by the same decorator was found in Lobachsville, Berks County, and was sold during the Paul Flack collection, Pennypacker Auctions, April 12, 1976, lot 162.

Provenance: Private Connecticut collection.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 24, 2015.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $33,600


WILHELM SCHIMMEL (CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 1817-1890), CARVED AND PAINTED ROOSTER, retaining its original polychrome surface, 4" h.

Provenance: El Roy P. and Helene Master collection, Pook & Pook Inc., June 19, 2009, lot 592.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 24, 2015.

Estimate: $4,000-8,000

Price Realized: $12,000


ENGLISH STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY MOCHAWARE ROULETTED

PITCHER
, with an incurvate neck over the swollen shoulder, of tapering cylindrical form to the waisted foot, dipped with alternating warm black and grey bands, the rouletted band at the shoulder painted with green slip, the grey bands decorated with orange, warm black and white cat's eyes. Unmarked. Circa 1820. 5.875" H.

Condition: Good condition, with minor rubbing to edges and handle. There is a short firing crack to the spout, and an internal scar where the lower handle terminate area has been pushed in by the potter, while applying the handle. The light losses to the very edges of the handle are original to manufacture, as are the tiny firing flaws in the handle.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctions April 14, 2015.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $1,495


OIL ON CANVAS LANDSCAPE PAINTING OF THE STEVENS ESTATE AT CASTLE POINT, HOKOKUS, NJ, signed l.r. "After J.F. Cropsey 1847 J.F.C." (Jasper Francis Cropsey, 1823-1900). Site- 23.5"x35.5"

Condition: Frame has chips, painting is dirty, stretcher has pat date of 1885. We believe the painting is after Jasper Francis Cropsey.

Sold at Wiederseim Auctions April 18, 2015.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $10,000 (Does not include buyer's premium)
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