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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND HEPPLEWHITE CHERRY INLAID THREE-PART SECRETARY, ca. 1780, 114'' h., 41.75'' w.

Condition: This piece is from Baltimore, Maryland (not Georgian). Full front of upper section slightly bowed. Some tape residue on sides. Scattered veneer patches heavier to lower doors. Hinges on fall front loose. Repaired break to one broken arch.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 22, 2016.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $6,600


RARE SOMERSET COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED POPLAR BLANKET CHEST, ca. 1850, attributed to Jacob Knagy, retaining an immaculate salmon surface with stenciled fruit and floral decoration, 24.75" h., 42" w.

Provenance: Important Berks County, Pennsylvania collection.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $8,610


JACOB MAENTEL (AMERICAN 1763-1863), WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT OF JOHN GEORGE KITZMILLER (1738-1824) AND HIS WIFE, ANNA CHRISTINA (1747-1831), both seated in an interior on blue ladderback chairs with a courting mirror hanging between them, 16.25" x 18". A portrait of their son, John Michael, also by Maentel, was sold at Sotheby's, October 14, 1989, lot 112.

Exhibited: Historical Society of York County, 1944.

Provenance: Maine collection.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $21,600


DIMINUTIVE NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE CHEST, EARLY/MID 19th c., retaining its original smoke decorated surface, 27.5" h., 25" w.

Provenance: Estate of Thomas Fisher, Elverson, Pennsylvania.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $3,198


PENNSYLVANIA TIGER MAPLE TWO-PART SCHRANK, CA. 1780, probably Chester County, with raised tombstone panel doors and a five-drawer base, 83.5" h., 69" w.

Provenance: Paradise, Pennsylvania estate.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $18,000


RARE MINIATURE PENNSYLVANIA WROUGHT IRON REVOLVING TOASTER, 19TH C., with penny feet and a rattail terminal, 4" h., 9" l.

Provenance: Estate of Thomas Fisher, Elverson, Pennsylvania.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $2,160


EHRE VATER ARTIST (CAROLINAS, VIRGINIA, AND PENNSYLVANIA, ACTIVE 1782-1828), NORTHAMPTON COUNTY INK AND WATERCOLOR FRAKTUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR MICHAEL GERGER, b. 1805, 13" x 7.75".

Provenance: Important Berks County, Pennsylvania collection; David Wheatcroft.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $7,200


GILTWOOD CONVEX MIRROR, CA. 1800, with a sea serpent crest and two girandole arms, 48.5" h.

Provenance: Property from the collection of Theodore Kapnek, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $3,198


PENNSYLVANIA CHIPPENDALE WALNUT CHEST ON CHEST, CA. 1775, 75" h., 41.5" w.

Provenance: Estate of Thomas Fisher, Elverson, Pennsylvania.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $2,160


JOHANN CONRAD GILBERT (SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH C.), BERKS COUNTY INK AND WATERCOLOR FRAKTUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR DAVID BERCK, b. 1810, 8.25" x 13".

Provenance: important Berks County, Pennsylvania collection; historic collection of Mr. "Mac" Murray.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $9,840


IMPORTANT NEW YORK PIECED AND APPLIQUE ALBUM QUILT, CA. 1850, featuring 143 squares with animal and floral decoration, several of them titled Alegator, Rain Deer, Great Eagle, Indian Belt and Tools, Elephant, etc., 74.5" x 88". Illustrated in The Quilt Engagement Calendar 1977, published by E. P. Dutton, front and back cover.

Provenance: Property from the collection of Theodore Kapnek, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $6,000-10,000

Price Realized: $13,200


PINE HANGING CORNER CUPBOARD, LATE 18TH C., with a raised panel door and old red stain, 58.5" h., 20.75" w.

Provenance: Estate of Thomas Fisher, Elverson, Pennsylvania.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $1,680


ADAM WERTZ (SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, EARLY/MID 19TH C.), YORK COUNTY INK AND WATERCOLOR FRAKTUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR REBECA SCHEUERMAN, b. 1820, with five hearts enclosing script, flanked by colorful birds and flowers, 12" x 14.5".

Sold at Pook and Pook April 23, 2016.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $9,600


QUEEN ANNE WALNUT DRESSING TABLE, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1770. The molded top with notched corners, shell-carved knees on tall stockinged trifid feet. H: 29.625 in. W: 36 in. D: 20.75 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

Acquired by Mrs. Lily Lytle Macalester Berghmans Laughton, Vice Regent for Pennsylvania (1859-1891).

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 19, 2016.

Estimate $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $20,000


THE JUSTICE SAMUEL CHASE PAIR OF FINE CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY TASSEL-BACK SIDE CHAIRS, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1760. The chairs marked, "II" and "V," respectively. H: 41 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

This pair of chairs was formally presented to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in 1894 by actress and philanthropist, Jean Margaret Davenport Lander (1829-1903).

Lander purchased them from Justice Samuel Chase's granddaughter, Mrs. William H. Rogers (1813-1887) of Washington, D.C., who had acquired them from her mother and Chase's daughter, Mary Chase Barney (1785-1872). Barney had passed away at Rogers's home in 1872.

By tradition, the pair was originally owned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase (1741-1811) and his wife Ann Baldwin Chase (d. 1776) of Annapolis, Maryland.

A lawyer and politician, Chase had a long and tumultuous career in Maryland and in national affairs. He served as a Representative from Maryland to the First and Second Continental Congresses and was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by George Washington in 1796. In 1820, John Quincy Adams, recorded the following in his diary, "I considered Mr. Chase as one of the men whose life, conduct, and opinions had been one of the most extensive influences upon the Constitution of this country. He not only signed the Declaration of Independence, but was an active and distinguished member of Congress during an early and most critical period of the Revolution. He was a man of ardent passions, of strong mind, of domineering temper..."

According to furniture scholar Morrison Heckscher, chairs of this type "represent the Philadelphia scrolled-strapwork-splat type at its refined best." With their ball-and-claw feet, stop-fluted stiles, carved knees, gadrooned shoe, and exceptionally well-carved crestrail, these chairs exhibit almost every additional option available in 18th century Philadelphia. Their presence in Maryland reflects not only the importance of Philadelphia as a major style center, but also the urbane ambitions of a young jurist defining his social position in the American colonies.

Additional chairs from the same set can be currently found in the collection of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Department of State and at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The chair in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts shares a related provenance with the present pair from Mount Vernon: A family tradition of having been originally owned by Samuel Chase and his wife Ann Baldwin Chase. The chair thence descended in the Chase family to Mrs. Arthur Addison (Caroline Harrington Steele Addison, 1859-1935) of Washington, D.C., a great granddaughter of Samuel Chase and daughter of Franklin B. Steele and Annie Eliza Barney (1825-1881). Thence to Mrs. Addison's niece, Mrs. Henry Wise Garnett (Maude Vincent), daughter of Addison's sister, Rosa P. Steele and Charles Vincent. It was then purchased in 1939 from Mrs. Garnett for The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth Century American Arts.

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 19, 2016.

Estimate $150,000-250,000

Price Realized: $125,000


FINE EARLY SILVER TANKARD, PETER DAVID (1707-1755), PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, the lid with scalloped front edge and applied thumbpiece with inset twisted rope detail, the scroll handle bearing engraved initials, "RA*C" terminating in cast cherub's head, marked four times to shoulder. H: 8.125 in. Weight: approx. 26.5+ troy oz.

Provenance: Emily Detwiler Uhl, Redding, Connecticut.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton Uhl, Kingston, Pennsylvania.

French Huguenot Peter David (1707-1755) trained as a silversmith in New York under Peter Quintard (1699-1762). He married Jeanne Dupuy (1715-1752), circa 1733, and moved to Philadelphia prior to the birth of his son, silversmith John David, Sr. (1736-1798). Another tankard of a different form by Peter David is in the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 19, 2016.

Estimate $6,000-10,000

Price Realized: $11,875


FINE SILVER TANKARD, PHILIP SYNG, JR. (1703-1769), PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1755, With stylized shell-form thumbpiece, marked twice to underside. H: 6.25 in. Weight: approx. 20.5 troy oz.

Provenance: Private Collection, Virginia.

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 19, 2016.

Estimate $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $35,000


RARE EMBROIDERED PLAN OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON IN THE TERRITORY OF COLUMBIA, SUSANNA WILKINSON ATKINSON, AGED 14 YEARS, Alexandria, Virginia, dated, "1807".

After a plan of the city drawn by Pierre Charles L'Enfant and Andrew Ellicott, published by James Thackara and John Vallance of Philadelphia, 1792, worked with silk threads, watercolor and ink on a silk ground, the needles inserted below inscription, framed.

21 in. x 35.5 in. (sight).

Provenance: By descent in a Virginia family to the present owner.

A Susanna W. Atkinson married Jesse A. Bonner in Brunswick, Virginia, January 3, 1816.

The fourth known Plan of the City of Washington embroidery; others are found in the collections of Dumbarton House--The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Winterthur Museum and Colonial Williamsburg.

Literature: Allen, Gloria Seaman. Columbia's Daughters: Girlhood Embroidery from the District of Columbia, (2012), pp. 58-67.

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 19, 2016.

Estimate $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $112,500


SCHERENSCHNITTE VALENTINE, 19TH CENTURY, together with illuminated poem to "Miss Elizabeth Keim by D. Balzbaugh," dated, "May 26, 1850," watercolor and ink on paper, framed; and a needlework coat-of-arms, probably belonging to William Perry Dudley of Exeter, New Hampshire, silk threads on cardboard, framed. 11.5 in. x 9 in. (sight) and 11.5 in. x 7.625 in. (sight)

Provenance: From the Estate of Dr. Leroy "Roy" Egan, Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 19, 2016.

Estimate $800-1,200

Price Realized: $938


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