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WROUGHT IRON TRIVET, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the triangular frame with swelled, ogee-curved handle terminating in a scrolled, heart-shaped finial, atop three ogee-curved legs with triangular pad feet, ht. 2.875 lg. 14, wd. 5.75 in.

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $4,920


WROUGHT IRON STANDING BROILER, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the horseshoe-shaped gridiron with seven pairs of curlicues over a narrow ledge, standing on two feet with rear leg hinged to top of gridiron, with impressed mark "J. CONWAY” stamped twice on front of gridiron, ht. 20, wd. 18 1/2 in.

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $6,150


BRONZE POSNET, John Taylor, Richmond, Virginia, c. 1790-1810, the vessel on three feet, the handle marked "INo. TAYLOR RICHMOND,” (imperfections), lg. 19, dia. 8.5 in.

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Price Realized: $9,225


BRONZE POSNET, Gay & Hunneman, 1792-99, the vessel on three feet, the handle marked "GAY & HUNNEMAN 794,” (imperfections), lg. 17.5, dia. 7,75 in.

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Price Realized: $9,225


BRONZE POSNET, Newport, Rhode Island, c. 1710, the vessel on three feet, the handle marked "NEWPORT 1710,” lg. 19.75, dia. 8.75 in.

Note: In his collection notes, Howard Roth points out that the deep bowl form of this posnet is "reflective of an earlier form than shown by other American posnets."

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $14,760


WROUGHT IRON SKEW HOLDER AND SKEWERS, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the lollipop hanger over an urn form with beveled edges and central banding, the hanger arms with scrolled ends, with eight skewers, ht. 7.75, wd. 9 in.

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $14,760


IRON BETTY LANP ON FOOTED PLATE STAND, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the lamp attached to the cast iron rimmed circular plate stand with gate, on three feet and with loop handle, (imperfections), ht. 5.25, dia. 5.25 in.

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $600-800

Price Realized: $984


WROUGHT IRON RUSHLIGHT, England, 17th century, the iron bar split and curled at the top to form six scrolled loops, the shaft descending to a four-legged base with upturned feet, ht. 15 in.

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $2,500-3,500

Price Realized: $1,599


WROUGHT IRON COMBINATION FORK AND SPATULA, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the two-tined fork extending to a shaped, flattened handle and pierced spatula, lg. 16, wd. 3 in.

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $3,567


WROUGHT IRON PIERCED SPATULA, America, c. 1818, the working surface elaborately pierced with flower and circle designs extending to a reticulated handle with delicate, incised line decoration and marks "MMK 1818,” with lollipop hanger, lg. 24.25, wd. 4.5 in.

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $7,380


WROUGHT IRON CHURCH WARDEN'S PIPE, America, 18th century, lg. 37.5 in.

Note: For a similar example, see Fennimore, Iron at Winterthur, pp. 226-9.

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $9,840


FOOD CHOPPER, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with turned hardwood handle and iron blade pierced with heart and diamonds and marked "HAAH" and "RP," ht. 6.75, wd. 8.5 in.

Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9, 2014.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $2,583


WOOL BED RUG "JOSEPH AND OLIVE ABBOTT," Connecticut River Valley, dated March 22, 1775, worked in black, blue, green, and salmon yarns depicting meandering vines issuing flowers and grapes, with scallop and banded border and fringed edge, the upper center stitched with the names and date, wd. 83, lg. 88 in.

Provenance: Deaccesioned from the Eric County Historical Society, 1996; sold Sotheby's, October 19, 1996, Lot 30; sold Sotheby's January 16, 2004, Lot 345; acquired by the present owner from the above.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Price Realized: $28,290


BLUE PAINTED CORNER CUPBOARD, probably New Hampshire, mid-18th century, the arched and molded opening centering a molded panel with three shaped shelves and a base shelf, above a hinged door with two fielded panels, original robin's egg blue-painted surface, (imperfections), ht. 84.5, wd. 47, dp. 18.5 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Price Realized: $24,600


PINE MAKE-DO-MIRROR, New England, late 18th/early 19th century, the mirror fragment set within a rectangular panel with arched pierced top, (old surface), 8 x 5.125 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Price Realized: $24,600


BLUE AND SALMON-PAINTED SLANT BACK CUPBOARD, possibly Long Island, New York, 18th century, the four shelves with a molded surround on a projecting paneled base with two hinged doors, and wrought iron "H" hinges, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 87, wd. 57, dp. 24 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $7,380


CARVED WOOD AND IRON FIGURAL BALANCE TOY, 18th century, carved figure of a man wearing a cap, jacket, breeches, and boots painted black over earlier red, with wrought iron weighted mounting causing the figure to teeter back and forth on his heels, ht. 10, wd. 4.25 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $1,845


TIN WALL SCONCE WITH REMOVABLE WHALE OIL LAMP, America, late 18th/early 19th century, with semicircular crimped top, rectangular back, and semicircular shelf with a small double-wick box-form handled oil lamp attached by slide mechanism, ht. 9.75 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $3,198


ATTRIBUTED TO "MR. BOYD" (possibly Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area, early 19th century),

FOUR MINIATURE PROFILE PORTRAITS, REPORTEDLY OF THE RADCLIFFE FAMILY. Unsigned. Oil on panel, the four subjects mounted in two frames, the first with mother wearing a bonnet and seated in a rod-back Windsor chair, facing the father with gray hair and sideburns; the other with daughter seated in the same Windsor chair, dressed in a brown Empire-waisted dress, wearing a tortoiseshell comb in her hair and coral necklace, facing the son wearing a patterned black and white vest, panel 8.75 x 6.5, aperture 7.5 x 5.25 in. Condition: Mostly good, the mother with repaired crack in panel and associated retouch, the father with minor spots.

Note: "Mr. Boyd" is a name used to refer to a portrait painter, possibly from the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area, whose true identity is not known, but whose paintings have been identified a number of times - one important time with the inscription "Mr. Boyd" on the reverse, from which his "name" derives, but which may have simply been the sitter's name. His body of work apparently includes at least two subjects from New York City.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $20,910


FEDERAL WALNUT CELLARETTE, Middle Atlantic states, c. 1800, the case with beaded hinged top opens to a compartmented interior, the lower section with a mid-molding, pull-out slide, and straight beaded skirt joining square tapering legs, old brass bail pull, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 40.125, wd. 21.25, dp. 16 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $15,990


EDWIN PLUMMER (MASSACHUSETTS, c. 1802-1880)

FOUR PORTRAITS OF CHILDREN, Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in., unframed, each child seated and shown in profile, three girls and a boy thought to be siblings, the boy wearing a black jacket shown in a paint-decorated chair; the oldest girl in a black dress with ruffled collar and wearing a thin gold chain around her neck and a comb and a pink ribbon in her hair; the middle girl in a green dress with lace collar and cuffs, wearing a thin gold chain around her neck and a gray and red ribbon in her hair; and the youngest in a pink polka-dot dress with lace collar and cuffs, wearing a thin black necklace and a comb and ribbon in her hair; sold with two smaller watercolor portraits thought to be the children's parents.

Condition: Minor toning to paper, losses to black pigment in oldest girl's dress and the upholstery behind the youngest girl.

Provenance: Acquired at a Massachusetts on-site auction near to Plummer's former home, in 1994. Because of the circumstances surrounding their acquisition, there is speculation that these children may be related to Plummer himself.

Literature: For a discussion of Plummer's work, see Antiques & Fine Art Summer/Autumn 2011, "Edwin Plummer and His 'Portrait Likenesses,'" by Deborah Child, pp. 188-195. The portrait of the boy offered here is illustrated and discussed.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $31,980


SIX MINIATURE PROFILE PORTRAITS OF THE DAMON FAMILY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, attributed to J.M. Crowley (fl. 19th century), pencil on paper, depicting the mother, father, and four children, the two parents and the two apparently older children seated and shown half length, the two younger children standing, largest 6.25 x 4.5 in., in molded gilt-gesso frames and eglomise mats, (minor toning and very minor foxing, not examined out of frames).

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $15,990


CUTWORK AND WATERCOLOR PAPER VALENTINE, Pennsylvania, late 18th century, circular form of nine sections comprised of crowns, crosses, hearts, opposing rampant lions, and vining flowers, dia. 13,25 in., mounted in a contemporary frame, (Small area of loss l.r.),

Literature: Pictured on the cover of Earl F. Robacker's Touch of the Dutchland (South Brunswick/A.S Barnes, 1968, second edition), and discussed on p. 98.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $2,829


GROUP OF SHAKER SEWING RELATED ITEMS, Enfield, New Hampshire, 19th and 20th century, comprising a large oval five-finger box with brown-red stain; two smaller oval boxes lacking their tops, one containing a variety of threads; a yellow-painted box with pincushion containing wax and a small ruler; a red-painted tray containing twelve mostly Shaker thread spools, five of them painted yellow; a pair of Shaker silk gloves; a red and white woven handkerchief with ink inscription “Rosetta"; a "REAL SCOTCH OR AYRSHIRE HONE" with labeled cardboard sheath; a small pair of steel scissors; two hardwood clothespins, one reportedly from Enfield; ten bone or horn sewing implements in a linen sugar bag monogrammed “RC," probably for Sister Rosetta Cummings of Enfield; an early 20th century cardboard box with sewing implements including a purple felt needleholder stitched with the letter “R"; three letters written to Mrs. Carl Weighman and a Mrs. Jeffries by Sister Rosetta Cummings in 1923, a calling card for Rosetta Cummings and Fannie C. Fallon, a receipt from the Trustees at Enfield totaling $96.00 for goods purchased by Mrs. Carl Weighman on September 14, 1923, including several pieces of furniture; a dated 1940 photograph of two women, probably Rosetta Cummings and Fannie Fallon, Sisters at the Enfield, New Hampshire, community.

Note: Much of this lot was acquired directly from Sisters Rosetta Cummings and Fannie Fallon in 1923.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 10, 2014.

Estimate: $8000-1,200

Price Realized: $5,228


1700's MUSEUM QUALITY FRAMED CANVAS PORTRAIT OF A COLONIAL GENTLEMAN, 56" x 43" on Stretcher Frame.

Sold at Burnt Chimney Auction August 23, 2014.

Estimate: $400-10,000

Price Realized: $3,390


PAINTED PIE SAFE, American, 3rd quarter-19th century, poplar and pine. Yellowed paint overall with six punched tin panels on ends at top (three being geometric, three being circles with stars) and lower ends paneled. Single panel door over dovetailed drawer over single panel door. 71.5"h. 21.5"w. 16.5"d.

Condition: Old yellow paint is worn with light overvarnish. Replaced latches. Doors have been rehinged on left side with pieced repairs on right side where hinges originally were. Tins on proper left are late replacements, other tins appear original.

Sold at Garth's Auction August 1, 2014.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $1,080


TWO CAST IRON FIGURAL MECHANICAL BANKS, American, 4th quarter-19th century. Uncle Sam 11.25"h. and Tammany Bank with brown, blue and yellow paint 5.75"h.

Condition: Flaking to paint on both banks.

Sold at Garth's Auction August 1, 2014.

Estimate: $200-300

Price Realized: $19,200


COBALT DECORATED STONEWARE CROCK, New York, 2nd half-19th century. Four-gallon crock decorated with a cobalt bird and stamped for "N.A. White & Son, Utica, N.Y.", 10"h. 13"dia. Imperfections.

Condition: Chips on interior of rim as well as a chip on outer rim opposite the decorated side. There is also a point of impact along the base edge that has created a few small hairlines.

Sold at Garth's Auction August 1, 2014.

Estimate: $200-300

Price Realized: $1,353


A GEORGE II WALNUT AND PARCEL GILT MIRROR, 18TH CENTURY, 49in. (125.5cm.) x 18.5in. (47cm.) deep.

Sold at Christie's Auction August 26-27, 2014.

Estimate: $2000-3000

Price Realized: $2,750


A PAIR OF GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS, Probably Irish, Circa 1750, with old circular paper inventory label incsribed E.G.R./574.

Sold at Christie's Auction August 26-27, 2014.

Estimate: $5,000-8,000

Price Realized: $18,750


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