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A MID 19TH CENTURY FOLK ART OIL IN CANVAS, attributed to the Prior/Hamblin School, New England. Portrait of a young woman depicted in half-length, seated on a chair framed by tasseled drapery, holding a floral spray in her left hand, an open window at the side shows a landscape, swimming swans, and a country estate in the distance. Unsigned. Canvas is loose and rippling in two areas; some craquelure. Two minor holes at the right; flecked paint loss at the left side. Her hand has likely been touched up, and other areas. Image 21.875 x 27", in a mahogany ogee frame of the period, 30.5 x 35.5" high overall.

Sold at Schmidt's Auction April 22, 2017.

Estimate: $6,000-8,000

Price Realized: $19,200


PRIOR-HAMBLEN SCHOOL PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL IN BLACK DRESS, with white lace trim and wearing a gold chain necklace, in a period and likely mahogany veneered frame, oil on academy board, circa 1820-30. Probably William Matthew Prior (American,1806-1873). 

Condition: Alligatoring of varnish, crazing, some losses, especially in lower quadrant, warping to board, crazing to frame, small repaired tear upper right edge. Frame size: 22" high, 18" wide.

Provenance: From a New Haven Estate.

Sold at Schwenke Auctioneers April 26, 2017.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $3,500 (Does not include buyer's premium)


CONNECTICUT MILITIA DECORATED CANTEEN, 19th century. Tin with early painted decoration. Paper label verso "From the Holmes Farm, Middlebury, CT." Wear, damage to painted surface, lacking cap. Larger: 5" high, 3.5" wide. Smaller: 3.5" high, 2.75" wide, 2.25" wide.

Provenance: Property of a Woodbury CT Collector.

Sold at Schwenke Auctioneers April 26, 2017.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $2,600 (Does not include buyer's premium)


QUINCY FAMILY MASSACHUSETTS QUEEN ANNE CARVED-MAHOGANY BONNET-TOP HIGHBOY, BOSTON AREA. In two parts, the upper section with open bonnet and three turned finials above a case of three aligned drawers, the central with fan carving, over four long graduated drawers; the lower section with long drawer above three aligned drawers, the central with fan carving, and a skirt with acorn drop-pendants, raised on turned legs with bold pad feet. Height 87.5 inches, width 40.5 inches, depth 21.5 inches.

Provenance: According to a letter accompanying the highboy and a Quincy family genealogical chart, the highboy was inherited by Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) and it came from the “Old House.” Josiah Quincy, active in Federal and Massachusetts state politics, served as President of Harvard University from 1829-1845.

Sold at Northeast Auctions April 2, 2017.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $13,800


HANNAH FAIRFIELD (AMERICAN 1808-1894). YOUNG GIRL IN A WHITE DRESS AND PANTALOONS HOLDING A HANDFUL OF POSIES AND SEATED IN A LANDSCAPE, CIRCA 1840.

Provenance: Fine Americana, Sotheby’s, New York, January 23-25, 1992, lot 794.

Sold at Northeast Auctions April 2, 2017.

Estimate: $2,500-4,500

Price Realized: $2,520


TURNED BURLWOOD BOWL, PROBABLY NATIVE AMERICAN.

The rim with integral raised handle. Height 6 ½ inches, diameter 10 ½ inches.

Sold at Northeast Auctions April 2, 2017.

Estimate: $500-800

Price Realized: $3,360


OIL ON BOARD PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, ca. 1835, 14'' x 10''.

Condition: A few abrasions and small cracks to board.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $400-800

Price Realized: $1,536


QUAKER NEW JERSEY SILK ON LINEN SAMPLER, early 19th c., wrought by Hannah Middleton at the Westfield School, 21.5'' x 21.5''.

Condition: Minor staining.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $1,750


TWO KING'S ROSE PEARLWARE COFEE POTS, 19th c., one an oyster variant, 11.5'' h.

Condition: Oyster - tip of spout repaired. Sprayed crows foot mid body. Other - chip to rim of lid. A few chips to rim of pot. Loss to spout.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $400-800

Price Realized: $1,216


RARE LIVERPOOL DELFT PLATE OF CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA INTEREST, dated 1738, initialed MML for Michael and Mary Lightfoot. This plate belongs to a small number of surviving plates made for Quaker families in Chester County. One was sold at Pook & Pook, January 11th, 2008, lot 119, 8,75'' diameter.

Provenance: descended in the family to the present owner.

Condition: Rim chips. Light wear. Faint crows foot to underside.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $15,000-20,000

Price Realized: $30,000


PENNSYLVANIA WATERCOLOR FRAKTUR DRAWING OF TWO ROOSTERS, late 19th c., 12.5'' x 15''.

Condition: Toning and light foxing.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $1,536


RARE JACOB BOTZ (LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA, ACTIVE 1775-1790), INK, WATERCOLOR, AND SCHERENSCHNITTE FRAKTUR TOKEN OR REWARD OF MERIT, with two verses and elaborate cutwork of birds and flowers, 5 1/4'' x 3''. Provenance: descended in the family to the present owner.

Condition: A couple small losses to flowers.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $5,750


JACOB BOTZ, (LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA ACTIVE, 1775-1790), A SUPERB INK, WATERCOLOR, AND SCHERENSCHNITTE FRAKTUR, the central script surrounded by eight hearts with script and highly intricate cutwork of flowers and birds, 12'' x 15''. A similar work by Botz is in the collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia and listed under ''Masterpieces''. The present example remains in near pristine condition with exceptional color and only a few small losses to the cutwork.

Provenance: descended in the family to the present owner.

Condition: A few small losses to cutwork. Not laid down. Vibrant.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $20,000-40,000

Price Realized: $68,750


RARE PAIR OF PHILADELPHIA FANBACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIRS, ca. 1790, with voluted ears and turnip feet, retaining traces of their original green surface.

Provenance: Private California collection.

Condition: Both have patches to one arm support at seat. Refinished. #1 - one arm replaced, a couple repaired breaks to medial crest, one arm support patched at seat. #2 - repaired break to medial crest. One arm spindle replaced.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $3,000-6,000

Price Realized: $12,500


DUTCH PAINTED PINE APOTHECARY CABINET, 19th c., 75.5'' h., 47'' w.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $3,000


LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE DOWER CHEST, dated 1790, attributed to Johannes Rank, retaining its original decoration with three panels of potted flowers and a blue surround, 22.5'' h., 49.75'' w.

Condition: Overall good condition. Expected wear. Cleaned. No apparent structural restoration or paint restoration.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $10,000


PAINTED PINE SPICE CHEST, 19th c., retaining its original red and black surface, 14.75'' x 13''.

Condition: Two small and two large drawers replaced. 

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $2,375


THREE HISTORICAL BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE TODDY PLATES, 4.5- 5.125'' diameter.

Condition: Largest with a few small chips to underside.

Provenance: The Historical Blue Collection of Kenton Broyles.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $3,250


FOUR HISTORICAL GLASS FLASKS, 19th c., to include dark amber with Taylor Never Surrenders cannon, tallest - 7''.

Condition: Cannon/dark amethyst - chip to spout and .5" chip to base. Olive - wear to busts. Taylor/Fells Point amethyst - spout ground down, 1/2" chip to base. Clear - no apparent condition issues.

Provenance: The Collection of Kenton Broyles.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $400-700

Price Realized: $8,125


EIGHT HISTORICAL AQUA GLASS FLASKS, tallest - 8/125''.

Condition: Small Washington/Taylor - rim chips to spout. John Adams/eagle - large spout loss. Jackson/eagle - small flask to interior in hair. Provenance: The Collection of Kenton Broyles.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $7,680


PENNSYLVANIA STONEWARE PITCHER, 19th c., impressed Gilson & Co., Reading, PA, with cobalt decoration, 10.5'' h.

Condition: Good condition. No apparent damages or repairs.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $4,250


NEW ENGLAND PAINTED TABLE TOP DISPLAY CABINET, early 19th c., retaining an old green surface, 22 1/4'' h., 13'' w.

Provenance: Private collection, Columbus, Ohio, Tom and Mary Thornton.

Condition: Nice dry surface. Overall good with expected wear. A couple age cracks.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $1,200-1,800

Price Realized: $3,250


PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE AND POPLAR PIE SAFE, 19th c., with punched tin heart panels, retaining an old blue surface, 47.25'' h., 40.5'' w.

Condition: Wear. Heavier to legs.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $3,750


PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE CHEST OF DRAWERS, late 18th c., retaining its original red and black swirl decoration, 42.5'' h., 37.5'' w.

Provenance: Rentschler collection.

Condition: Brasses replaced. Touch up to drawers where knobs had been.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $11,250


CARVED AND TURNED TULIP BUTTER PRINT, dated 1834, initialed SM, 4.125'' diameter.

Condition: Good condition. As expected wear consistent with age and use.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $4,500


TWO CARVED AND TURNED EAGLE BUTTERPRINTS, 19th c., the oblong example with a chip carved handle, 4.25'' diameter. and 4.875'' h., 3.75'' w.

Condition: Good condition. As expected wear consistent with age and use.

Sold at Pook and Pook April 29, 2017.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $9,375


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