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AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FULL STOCK FOWLER, 54 1/4 INCH BARREL, WITH ORIGINAL "JOHN POTTER" LOCK CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION, ESCUTCHEON ENGRAVED "WILLIAM AYRES 1775.” Characteristic of Worcester County, Massachusetts long guns; stock with raised carving around trigger guard and lock with beaver tail.Note: The 1790 Federal Census lists both William Ayres and William Ayres, 2nd, as heads-of-households in Brookfield, Massachusetts, a town located approximately 20 miles west of Worcester. In 2018 Northeast Auctions sold a portrait of a young boy, John Ayres of Groton or Pepperell circa 1830, descended from the same family. This is the first time this Fowler has been offered privately.

Sold at Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians, August 18, 2019.

Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Price Realized: $18,000


PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF FRENCH ADMIRAL FRANCOIS JOSEPH PAUL DE GRASSE (1722-1788), WEARING THE EAGLE INSIGNIA OF THE SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI AS AN OFFICER WHO FOUGHT IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR. PAINTED BY MONSIEUR GESLAIN (FRENCH, ACT. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, 1796, 1802). Of oval form, watercolor on ivory, 2 x 1.75 inches. Signed “Geslain fecit” c.l. In a brass bezel and wood frame, 4.25 x 3.25 inches. The reverse with an unidentified exhibition label.De Grasse came to the aid of the Continental Army in 1781, commanding the French fleet at the Battle of the Chesapeake directly leading to the surrender of the British at Yorktown.

Provenance: Descended in the family of Admiral de Grasse to his granddaughter, Caroline de Grasse de Pau Livingston; thence in the Livingston family of New York to Mrs. Johnston Livingston Redmond (1860-1916) and to her descendants.

Sold at Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians, August 18, 2019.

Estimate: $6,000-9,000

Price Realized: $18,000


CHARLES WILLSON PEALE (AMERICAN 1741-1827). PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF A LADY, POSSIBLY WILLIAMINA BOND CADWALADER (1753-1837), SECOND WIFE OF GENERAL JOHN CADWALADER, CIRCA 1775. Watercolor on ivory, 1.375 x 1 inch. The young blue-eyed woman wearing a rose pink gown with pearl jewelry and hair ornaments. The miniature surrounded by a border of plaited light blonde hair and mounted in a pendant rose-colored brass case, 2.25 x 1.75 inches

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Provenance: Descended in the Cadwalader- Mease- Elwyn families, probably thus:Gen. John Cadwalader & Williamina Bond Cadwalader, married Jan. 30, 1779

To their son, Thomas Cadwalader (1779-1841)

His son, Major Gen. George Cadwalader (1808-1880), married Frances Butler Mease (childless)

Her sister, Mary Middleton Mease Elwyn (1802-1847)Her son, Alfred Langdon Elwyn Jr. (1832-1924)

His daughter, Frances Calwalader Elwyn (1865-1929)Her daughter, Frances Gordon Wendell (1892-1948)By descent to her grandchild.

Sold at Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians, August 18, 2019.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $20,400


PORTSMOUTH SHERATON MAHOGANY AND BIRD'S EYE MAPLE VENEER TWO-DRAWER WORK TABLE WITH LOWER GALLERIED SHELF ON TURNED AND TAPERED LEGS, ATTRIBUTED TO JUDKINS AND SENTER, CIRCA 1815. Height 28.5 inches, top 16.25 x 16 inches. Marked in pencil on the side of drawer “To Bessie From Papa (1910) / Grandma Burleigh.”

Literature: Brock Jobe, Portsmouth Furniture p. 270.

Sold at Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians, August 18, 2019.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $13,800


GILBERT STUART (AMERICAN 1755-1828). PORTRAIT OF DAVID SEARS (1752-1816), MERCHANT OF BOSTON, CIRCA 1806. Oil on canvas mounted to a wood panel, 28.75 x 23.75 inches. The sitter’s son, David Sears II (1787-1871), was a prominent Boston landowner, merchant and philanthropist. Responsible for developing the Longwood section of Brookline, he was a benefactor of Amherst College and his house at 42-43 Beacon St. on Beacon Hill, designed by Alexander Parris, became the home of the Somerset Club in 1875.

Provenance: Descended in the family of the sitter to his great grandson, Dr. Henry F. Sears (1862-1942); to his daughter, Emily Sears Lodge (1905-1992); and to her son, Henry Sears Lodge (1930-2017).

Literature: Listed in Lawrence Park, “Gilbert Stuart: An Illustrated Descriptive List of His Works,” 1926, p. 670, no. 738.

Sold at Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians, August 18, 2019.

Estimate: $40,000-60,000

Price Realized: $42,000




GILBERT STUART (AMERICAN 1755-1828). MR. BARNEY SMITH AND HIS WIFE, ANN OTIS SMITH, PAIR OF PORTRAITS, CIRCA 1817-1825. Each oil on panel, his portrait 39 x 29.25 inches; her portrait, 36.5 x 26.5 inches. The reverse of each inscribed with several family notes and affixed with various museum, gallery and exhibition labels. In their original period frames attributed to John Doggett, Boston.

Barney Smith (1763-1828), a merchant from Taunton, Massachusetts, married Ann Otis (1755-1843) of Scituate in 1783. They had three children, all painted by Stuart. In the early 19th century, he purchased and occupied the Governor Hutchinson estate in Milton. Their daughter, Lydia Smith Russell, later bought the house, which remained in the Russell family for many years.

Provenance: Mr. Barney Smith: Henry Barney Smith (1789-1861), Boston; Geraldine Russell (1819-1885), Milton, Massachusetts; Mr. & Mrs. George Robert Russell Rivers (1853-1900), Milton; Robert W. Rivers, Brookline, Massachusetts; Vose Galleries, Boston, 1946 (#12499); Mr. & Mrs. Roger Ernst, Brookline; Private Collection, New York; Christie’s New York, The Moss Collection, Chicago, May 29, 1987, lot 9; Collection of George C. Seybolt, Boston; By descent to current owner.

Mrs. Barney Smith: Henry Barney Smith (1789-1861), Boston; Rosalie Genevieve Russell, Milton, Massachusetts; Miss Mary Rivers, Milton; Robert W. Rivers, Brookline, Massachusetts; Vose Galleries, Boston, 1944 (#12500); Mr. & Mrs. Roger Ernst, Brookline; Private Collection, New York; Christie’s New York, The Moss Collection, Chicago, May 29, 1987, lot 9; Collection of George C. Seybolt, Boston; By descent to current owner.

Exhibitions: Mr. Barney Smith: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1880; Rochester Museum, New York, “Milestones in American Art,” November – December, 1941; Robert C. Vose Galleries, Boston, “The Art of Colonial America and the Early Republic,” April 7-May 1, 1943, no. 26.

Mrs.Barney Smith: Copley Hall, Boston, “Loan Collection of Portraits of Women,” March 11-31, 1895; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1919, 1920-1924; Rochester Museum, New York, “Milestones in American Art,” November – December, 1941; New Britain Museum, Connecticut, 1942; Fogg Museum of Art, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Literature: Lawrence Park, “Gilbert Stuart: An Illustrated Descriptive List of His Works,” 1926, Vol. II, pp. 694-695, Vol. IV, pp. 471-472, nos. 770 and 771. William T. Whitley, “Gilbert Stuart,” 1932. Charles M. Mount, “Gilbert Stuart,” 1964.

Sold at Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians, August 18, 2019.

Estimate: $28,000-38,000

Price Realized: $64,800


RARE CONNECTICUT PINE AND OAK CARVED HADLEY BLANKET CHEST. The hinged top opening to a welled interior and a hinged box, above the carved foliate punchwork panels divided by ebonized split spindles, above one drawer simulating a pair of drawers, raised on block feet with later casters. With a paper label from the 1960's written by Margaret Fraser Daly a descendant of Dr. Joseph Lynde of Hartford, CT.The family history is as follows: The chest was the property of Dr. Joseph Lynde of Hartford and his wife Martha Belden (married on November 29, 1796), and it was brought to New Lebanon, NY soon after the marriage of their daughter Cornelia Lynde to Silas Churchill, Jr. on October 27, 1825. Silas Churchill Jr.'s father was Rev. Silas Churchill who was the Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in New Lebanon for 45-50 years. Silas Churchill Sr. married Rhoda Belden. Joseph Lynde's wife Martha Belden and Silas, Sr.'s wife Rhoda Belden were related. The Churchill family lived in a house built around 1825 located on what is now route 22 - NY in New Lebanon, NY. The 1825 timing would suggest that the home was built for Silas Churchill, Jr. and Cornelia Lynde around the time of their marriage. The consignor knows that the chest was in the Churchill house in New Lebanon in the 1960's as he visited Margaret Fraser Daly (Churchill descendant) who was married to John Cheseman Daly. Margaret Daly died in 1967 and the home passed to her husband. John Daly married the aunt of the current owner in 1968 and the chest was moved to their home in Canaan, NY. Thence by descent.32.75 x 48 x 2.5 in.

Note: A related piece is illustrated in Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture, Early American, Crown Publishers, Inc. New York, page 109, as "Best" circa 1670-1700. And noted that these early chests were inspired by English Elizabethan chests, but with an American interpretation of carved fronts and split spindles.

Provenance: Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Lynde, Hartford, CT, married on November 29, 1796; Mr. and Mrs. Silas Churchill, Jr. (married Cornelia Lynde on October 27, 1825), New Lebanon, NY; Margaret Fraser Daly (a descendant of the Churchill Family), New Lebanon, NY until 1967; Mr. and Mrs. John Daly, Canaan, NY; thence by descent.

Condition: Wear is consistent with age and use. Minor age split repairs to the side panels. Typical scuffing, wear and nicks throughout. Lock plate replaced.

Sold at Stair Auction Galleries August 3, 2019

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $13,000


AUGUR DURYEE QHEEN ANNE CHERRY HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS, Probably by Aaron Booth, Windsor or East Windsor, Connecticut

Back on top inscribed in chalk 'Aaron Booth', the bottom case with three small drawers numbered 1, 2, 3, proper left drawer marked 'L', proper right drawers marked 'R', top case drawer 1, 2, 3/4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Overall 89 x 39/25 x 21.5 in., case width of base 37.5 in., case width of upper case 35 in.

Note: This high chest with it's dramatically shaped apron appears to be associated to the Comstock Group as identified by Dr. Thomas Kugelman and Alice Kugelman with Robert Lionetti in their publication Connecticut Valley Furniture: Eliphalet Chapin and his Contemporaries, 1750-1800, (Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society Museum and distributed by University Press of New England, 2005), pp. 118-20. The apron however is significantly more elaborate with a concavity and paired cyma scrolls beneath the bottom fan carved drawer. Further the knee returns are simple and not shaped as with the Comstock group. The finials, apron shape (minus the lobes), and knee returns directly relate this piece to the Windsor: Timothy Loomis Group (see ibid, pp. 93-100). A high chest that descended through the Wolcott family of East Windsor has a nearly identical finial, absent the carving, to those atop the Augur-Duryee high chest (see ibid, pp. 98-9, no. 40).The back board of the fan carved drawer in the upper case in inscribed Aaron Booth. The Booth family of cabinetmakers are well known for the works they crafted in Litchfield County, Connecticut. To date no Booths are known to have worked in the Windsor or Middletown areas. Surviving church records indicate however that an Aaron Booth married an Ann Nash on October 23, 1773 in Windsor-Bloomfield, Connecticut (see Frederic William Bailey, Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800, vol. 4, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1968, p. 119.

Probable line of descent; Lydia Auger (1754-1802), Milford, New Haven, CT; Lydia Auger Ives (1754-1802), Milford, New Haven, CT, daughter; Lydia Auger Budington (1821-1910), Milford, New Haven, CT and Schenectady, NY, daughter; Married Rev. Isaac Groot Duryee (1810-1866), Schenectady, NY; Helen Duryee (1843-1914), daughter; William Buddington Duryee (1847-1917), brother; William Buddington Duryee III (1927-1968), son; Ruth Duryee (1891-1962), Schenectady, NY, second cousin; Inherited by James and Allison Duryee.

Condition: Appears to retain its original cast brass hardware and turned and carved finials. Retains a dark early finish, possibly original. Evidence of old worming on the legs, lower side panels and one lower drawer front. Minor loss in the upper right cornice, and the central finial. Old repairs to the front legs.

Sold at Stair Auction Galleries August 3, 2019

Estimate: $25,000-45,000

Price Realized: $24,000


THE FIVE SENSES STUMPWORK PICTURE, England, 17th century, stitched in silk and metallic threads on a silk background depicting the five senses in oval vignettes against a background of flowers, fruit trees, birds, and animals, framed, ht. 23.5, wd. 28 in.

Provenance: Cora Ginsburg, Tarrytown, New York, March 1980, illustrated in Benjamin Ginsburg advertisement, The Magazine Antiques, March 1980, p. 491; Irwin Untermeyer Collection..

Condition: There are some minor thread losses, especially the borders around the "five senses" figures. There are also about 5 small holes, none bigger than a .5 inch round. The frame appears to be old, possibly original, the glass appears new. Not acid-free preserved - the gray-blue backing paper goes right up to the back of the work.

Sold at Skinner Auctions, The Forke Collection of Early Americana, August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $17,220


CARVED, TURNED, AND JOINED OAK SUNFLOWER CHEST OVER TWO DRAWERS, Peter Blinn, Wethersfield, Connecticut, c. 1670-1700, the pine top opens on snipe hinges above a well with oak till, the joined case with upper register of three carved panels divided by applied ebonized split balusters, the central octagonal molded panel with three carved sunflower blossoms, above two similarly paneled side-hung drawers divided by applied ebonized moldings and embellished with smaller applied split balusters and oval bosses, the case with paneled and ebonized sides, all on stile feet, ht. 41.25, wd. 48.5, dp. 20.5 in.

Provenance: Descended in a family collection for generations prior to its 1981 appearance on the market; Lillian Cogan, 1981.

Sold at Skinner Auctions, The Forke Collection of Early Americana, August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $30,000-50,000

Price Realized: $17,220


EARLY PAINTED RED-PAINTED CHEST OVER DRAWER, Connecticut, c. 1700, the top with cleated ends above a well with till and single drawer below, the arch-molded case with applied lower molding on turned front feet and rear brackets, the facade of the case paint-decorated with floral blossoms and tendrils in white, black, and red, (minor restoration), ht. 30.5, wd. 31.5, dp. 18.5 in.

Provenance: Mary Dana Wells Collection; Lillian Cogan, 1984.

Note: Paint inscription on the reverse reads "A. Whiting/Clinton, Ct."

Condition: paint enhanced, part of lower molding replaced, damage to one pintel hinge.

Sold at Skinner Auctions, The Forke Collection of Early Americana, August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $6,000-8,000

Price Realized: $14,760


PAINT-DECORATED CHEST OVER TWO DRAWERS, Connecticut, early 18th century, the hinged top above a well, on single arch-molded case of two faux short drawers, one faux long drawer, and two working drawers, all on turned feet, old black-painted surface with floral decoration in white, red, and black, (imperfections), ht. 42, wd. 37, dp. 17.5 in.

Provenance: Lillian Cogan, 1977.

Condition: old triangular (3x6in.) patch to lower board of case at front left where foot attaches, another similar patch where a back foot attaches. narrow rectangular patch to lid near one hinge and smaller patch at front left. lower molding replaced. chunks missing from the drawerfronts as well where the dovetails have expanded and contracted over time.

Sold at Skinner Auctions, The Forke Collection of Early Americana, August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $6,000-8,000

Price Realized: $20,910


QUEEN ANN RED PAINTED CHEST ON FRAME, New England, mid-18th century, the case of five thumb-molded graduated drawers set into a molded and valanced frame with two drop pendants joining short cabriole legs, ht. 52, wd. 38, dp. 18.75 in.

Provenance: John Walton, prior to 1968; Lillian Cogan, in 1968.

Note: The Forkes note that this is the very first piece that they bought from their favorite dealer, Lillian Cogan.

Condition: two tin patches at rear of frame, some insect damage to lower front edge of case (barely visible behind frame molding), pendants replaced.

Sold at Skinner Auctions, The Forke Collection of Early Americana, August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $15,990


EARLY SINGLE DROP-LEAF "HANDKERCHIEF" TABLE, New England, early 18th century, the scrub top on a triangular turned base with one gate leg and square stretchers, ht. 26.5, diameter. 40.5 in.

Provenance: Skinner, The Collection of Roger Bacon, October 1982.

Sold at Skinner Auctions, The Forke Collection of Early Americana, August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $15,530


QUEEN ANNE HIGH CHEST, New England, c. 1730-50, the top section with molded cornice and double arch-molded case with two short drawers and three long drawers, set into a lower section with three short drawers and valanced and beaded apron joining cabriole legs, old replaced brasses, old brown varnished surface, (imperfections), ht. 67.5, lower case wd. 37, lower case dp. 19.25 in.

Provenance: Morgan MacWhinnie, South Hampton, New York, October 1983.

Condition: leg repair and evidence of insect damage to right rear leg.

Sold at Skinner Auctions, The Forke Collection of Early Americana, August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $24,600


CARVED TIGER MAPLE SCROLL-TOP DESK/BOOKCASE, probably Massachusetts, c. 1750-60, the upper section with cornice centering a carved finial, above two paneled doors opening to a shell-carved interior of compartments, some with moveable dividers, set into lower slant-lid section with interior with shell-carved prospect door flanked by fluted document drawers, above four thumb-molded graduated drawers and bracket feet, ht. 91, wd. 37.75, dp. 20.5 in.

Provenance: H.R. Sandor, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1978.

Condition: The piece has been refinished, within the last 50 years, but the surface is not too shiny. The feet are original, the brass handle hardware appears original, the backboards are original but renailed. The door hinges appear original, though the slant-lid hinges are likely replaced (and the lid is patched where it broke out). There are no major repairs, replacements, or restoration.

Sold at Skinner Auctions, The Forke Collection of Early Americana, August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $11,685


BLUE-PAINTED COCKED HAT BOX, America, 18th century, the pine box with iron wire hook closure and cord hinges, wd. 20.5 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions, The Forke Collection of Early Americana, August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $600-800

Price Realized: $14,760


PUTTY-PAINTED AND HEART-DECORATED POPLAR BLANKET CHEST OVER TWO DRAWERS, Pennsylvania, late 18th century, the molded top above a case with applied mid-molding, two thumb-molded drawers, and ogee bracket feet, (imperfections), ht. 28.5, wd. 50, dp. 23 in.

Provenance: Lillian Cogan, 1978.

Condition: paint wear to top, repairs to feet, some cracks to top molding.

Sold at Skinner Auctions, The Forke Collection of Early Americana, August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $14,760


TOOLED LEATHER KEY BASKET WITH SIX KEYS, Richmond, Virginia, early 19th century, the oval basket with splayed sides decorated with tooled heart, star, and leaf designs, the handle attached with heart and diamond reinforcing, the bottom marked "G," with five early iron keys and one in brass, basket ht. 7.25, wd. 8.25 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions, The Forke Collection of Early Americana, August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $15,990


LARGE PAINTED TIN DOCUMENT BOX, America, mid-19th century, the front and sides decorated with broad yellow leaf and flower pattern bordered by a red geometric frieze with green lobes, and red and yellow rope, the lid with wide red and white rope and line border, brass handle on the top, ht. 8 .25, wd. 13.5, dp. 6.75 in.

Condition: The box is in very good condition. The top has a dent and a couple minor dings. The front panel very is slightly concave. There is only minor paint loss.

Sold at Skinner Auction, August 12, 2019.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $15,990


MICAH WILLIAMS (NEW JERSEY, 1782-1837) PORTRAITS OF A STYLISH LADY AND GENTLEMAN UNSIGNED, Pastel on paper, the blue-eyed lady wearing a lace bonnet with ribbon, a blue beaded necklace, and holds a book, the blue-eyed gentleman wearing a fancy collar, black vest, and green double-breasted jacket, both figures against bright turquoise backgrounds, 24 x 20 in. (sight), in the possibly original black molded frames.

Condition: Minor imperfections.

Provenance: The Collection of Enid and Alexander Fisher, Roxbury, Connecticut.

Sold at Skinner Auction, August 12, 2019.

Estimate: $6,000-8,000

Price Realized: $46,125


PAINT-DECORATED PINE PANELED FIREBOARD, Maine, c. 1815-20, the single molded panel designed as two large trees surrounded by several smaller ones, all in exuberant red/brown paint on a cream ground, 39 x 54 in.

Provenance: This panel was made and painted for the Amos Blazo House in North Parsonsfield, Maine, 1815-20, and remained there until 1984; Stephen Score.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 12, 2019.

Estimate: $20,000-40,000

Price Realized: $86,100


PAINT-DECORATED PINE FIREBOARD, attributed to Rufus Porter (1792-1884), c. 1825, with breadboard ends, painted with a sunset river landscape with a three-masted vessel, 35 x 46 in.

Provenance: Sam Herrup; Burton and Helaine Fendelman; Sotheby's, The American Folk Art Collection of Burton and Helaine Fendelman, October, 1993, Lot 81; Stephen Score.

Note: This fireboard bears a strong resemblance to a fireboard known to have been removed from the James T. Garvin House, Greenfield, New Hampshire, and also attributed to Porter.

Condition: old repaint removed, conservation done by Michael Heslip, Williamstown, MA

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 11, 2019.

Estimate: $6,000-8,000

Price Realized: $22,140


PORTRAIT OF THE PACKET SHIP OFF LIVERPOOL, UNSIGNED, OIL ON CANVAS, 28 x 39 in., in a giltwood frame.

Condition: Very minor spots of retouch.

Literature: See the Peabody Essex Museum's catalog Across the Western Ocean: American Ships by Liverpool Artists, p. 42, for a smaller composition undoubtedly by the same artist. For more information about Boston's early packet lines see Samuel Eliot Morrison's The Maritime History of Massachusetts 1783-1860. An illustration of this painting can be seen on page 232.

Note: The packet ship Emerald of Boston is showing here in two views. In the main view, she is anchored in the Mersey with two of Liverpool's well-known landmarks off her mizzen mast: St. Nicholas' Church and the dome of the Town Hall. In the secondary view at left, the vessel is seen under sail, with a view of the dome of St. Paul's, the vessel there painted in much lighter tones, to give the illusion of distance.

In the anchored view she has an extensive display of flags. From the mizzen fly the flags reading 273 in Watson's Code, signifying Emerald (American ship). From her main mast flies Boston's Elford Code flags, and on the foremast she is displaying Watson Code flags from one to zero, in correct order.

Built in Boston by John Wade in 1822 for the "Boston & Liverpool Packet Company," the Emerald was part of what was more familiarly called the "Jewel Line." Captain Philip Fox of Cohasset was her master, and the Emerald held the record for the fastest passage from Liverpool to Boston Light - 16 days, 21 hours.

We wish to thank Charles Lanagan for his assistance in cataloging this lot.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 12, 2019.

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Price Realized: $14,760


JOSEPH DAVIS (NEW HAMPSHIRE/MAINE, 1811-1865) PORTRAIT OF SISTERS MARY ABIGAIL AND LUCY ANN CHAMBERLIN, Inscribed and dated with the subject names and dated "April 24, 1835." Watercolor on paper, the girls facing each other under an arbor, 9.5 x 11.5 in. (sight), in the original black-painted molded frame.

Condition: Toned, subtle rippling to paper.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 12, 2019.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $14,760


AMERICAN SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF SAMUEL DRIGGS II, unsigned Watercolor on paper, 2.5 x 2 in., in a gold frame.

Condition: Pigment loss at bottom of image.

Note: Samuel Driggs II was born in Middletown, Connecticut, February 20, 1784, and died in Nassau, Bahamas, January 14, 1827.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 12, 2019.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $11,685


PAINTED AND EMBROIDERED SILK MOURNING PICTURE, reportedly Maine, c. 1830, worked in several needlepoint techniques and in watercolor on a white silk ground, depicting a large architectural mass in the background, and three-masted vessel flying an American flag, 24.5 x 25.5 in., in a molded walnut and parcel-gilt frame.

Provenance: The Collection of Colonel Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 12, 2019.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $17,220


THE SPIRITUAL CHIMES: A WATERCOLOR AND PEN AND INK FRAKTUR BIRTH LETTER, Pennsylvania, c. 1840, designed as a blue-painted tall clock flanked by inscriptions, angels, birds, fruit, and geometric motifs, 12.25 x 12.5 in., in a bird's-eye maple frame.

Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. William E. Wiltshire III, Richmond, Virginia; sold at Sotheby's, New York, Sale 5968, Lot 939.

Exhibitions: The Virginia Museum, Richmond, Virginia, American Folk Paintings: Selections from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. E. Wiltshire III, November 1977 to June 1979.

Condition: paper is affixed to a backing at the corners. very minor tears, creases, and may be very slightly trimmed, some minor light fading.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 12, 2019.

Estimate: $6,000-8,000

Price Realized: $17,220


SHAKER RED-PAINTED PINE BLANKET CHEST, Enfield, New Hampshire, c. 1830-40, the dovetailed box with hinged lid, till, and dovetailed bracket base, original red paint, (minor imperfections from use), ht. 21, wd. 39, dp. 17.25 in.

Provenance: Doug Hamel, 2000.

Literature: For related examples, see The Complete Book of Shaker Furniture, by Tim Rieman and Jean Burks, p. 263, plates 230 and 231.

Condition: lid repaired at left cleat.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 12, 2019.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $35,670


LARGE PICTORIAL YARN SEWN RUG, probably New England, c. 1820, a meandering floral border frames a landscape with a house on hilly terrain with sheep, against fair weather clouds, 34.5 x 62 in., mounted on a linen-covered stretcher.

Provenance: Stephen Score, 1994.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 12, 2019.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $11,070


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