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17TH C. AMERICAN BRONZE SUN DIAL, Small Post-Mount Sundial signed H. Cole and dated 1666. Cole came to Hempstead and Flushing, Long Island from New Haven, Connecticut in 1656 (Record of the Colonee of New Haven, Vol. 2, p. 60). 4.125" octagon with 2" blade. Minor loss to one corner.

Provenance: This dial came from the Brinkerhoff family of Schenectady. From the family tradition, the sun dial belonged to Jan Jansen Bleeker, who came from Neppal Provence of Overgssel, Holland in 1658, was a blacksmith.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $1,900


19TH C. ORNATE CHILD'S SLED, Sled by a German or Dutch Emigree, circa 1850-60, with gilt reticulated upper frame containing heraldry, the body painted with well-rendered bucolic genre scenes of children playing in lowland landscapes with windmills and stepped top houses, pitching apples, lawn bowling and flying kites, the entirety resting on a spindled frame with iron runners, complex iron finials at rear. Roughly 25" x 32" x 20". Minor losses.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $1,700


30 DRAWER APOTHECARY FLOOR CABINET, 19th c. American Red Walnut Store Apothecary Cabinet, with single plank overhanging top, having two ranks of nine over two ranks of six drawers, all retaining the original reverse painted glass labels and clear glass knobs, raised on a later bracket base. 30.25" x 75" x 10". Very good condition, one portion of backing boards gone.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $4,500


MAINE COUNTRY CUPBOARD, 19th c. One Door Pine Cupboard in dump cart blue paint, having a deep molded flat cornice, double panel door with wooden thumb latch and mushroom knob concealing four-shelf unpainted interior, cut-out base, 67" x 38" x 14.25" (at cornice), 11" deep shelves. Nice age and use patina, clean.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $1,700

FANCY HEPPLEWHITE MIRROR, inlaid Mahogany and Parcel Gilt Mirror with sailing ship eglomise panel, the scroll pediment with draped rosettes centered on a pineapple and leaves, the mirror flanked by pendant bellflowers and rosettes, mahogany fretwork at bottom. Probably New York, circa 1800. 48" x 23". Fine condition.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $2,200


THREE PIECES CHINESE ARMORIAL PORCELAIN, (3 Pcs) of Ca. 1770 Chinese Export Armorial Porcelain, made for the English market and painted with the Arms of Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton, accolee with Fitzroy impaling Wrottesley, including: an octagonal platter (11.375" x 8.1258") and pair of 8.9375" soup plates; below each crest is a banderole with the motto 'Et Decus et Pretium Recti' (rectitude is both honorable and precious), with floral decoration and a gilt lion at the rim standing on a pink, red and white cap of maintenance opposite a coronet and the initial 'G', gilded edges; these were made for Augustus Henry (1735-1811), third Duke of Grafton; the service was possibly ordered to celebrate the Duke's second marriage to Elizabeth Wrottesley, or it may have been given to the Duke by the East India Company in 1772. Platter has one small rim flake, one soup plate has an old professionally repaired rim break and hairline crack, other soup plate has two tiny underside rim flakes. With the 1999 purchase receipt for the soup plates (totaling $9,742.50) from The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, NY. Accompanied by two custom display cases. Other forms from the same service: Mottahedeh Collection, illustrated in Howard/Ayers 1978, Volume II, number 429, page 427.

Provenance: From a Sargentville, ME estate collection.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $10,000


12-PANEL AMERICAN CHEST, Bowfront Sheraton Four-Drawer Mahogany Chest, probably New Hampshire, having a bullnose top with turret corners, the stiles are reeded and ring turned, resolving into ring and urn turned legs, the four drawers have three inlaid panels each, in figural mahogany and maple, with string inlaid framing, central oval cartouche, retaining the original pressed brass bail pulls and lock escutcheons, pine secondary, 42.5" x 45.5" x 22.5". Fine condition.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $4,000


SAILOR'S VALENTINE, Large 19th c. Folk Art Sailor's Valentine in an octagonal hinged case of walnut stained oak, the delicate valentine composed of tiny shells in heart and floral form motifs, under glass, case (closed) 13.5" x 13.75" x 3", open: 27.25" wide. Scratches, nicks and nailed repairs to case exterior, otherwise good condition.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $3,500


SAILOR-MADE WHALEBONE CRUET SET, Lazy Susan Form Castor Set with glass bottles, having a heart shaped center handle, turned center column, holding six mold blown glass bottles with caps, turned outside spindles with beehive crowns, resting on tripod base with arched bone legs and teak center, 12" x 7.25". Reassembled bottle, some shrinkage cracks.

Provenance: Source: Capt. Nathan Nye, Freeport, Maine, to collection of Edmund P. Skillin.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $4,500


SAILOR-MADE WALRUS IVORY PIE CRIMPER, 19th c. Pie Crimper with twisted tapering handle, horn center ring, scrolled bracket holding square toothed and pierced wheel, topped by a two-prong fork, 8.25" long. Minor shrinkage cracks.

Provenance: From the Edmund P. Skillin collection.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $4,500


WHALEBONE BUSK, Early 19th c. Sailor-made View of Salem harbor, depicting in delicate and detailed scrimshaw (by a sailor), the Counting Houses, port and starboard views of ships (one with bare masts, the other fully rigged), the stern view of a ship underway, a two-mast coastal schooner, a lighthouse, a tavern with trees at each end, initialed "R.B." upper right, a series of geometric hexes on the reverse, same initials at center, 13.75" x 1.625". A professionally repaired break at second ship, a slight twist, minor old roughness at one end.

Provenance: From the Edmund P. Skillin collection.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $4,000


PAIR OF 19TH C. SCRIMSHAWN WHALES TEETH, Allegorical Figures of Justice and Liberty enthroned, the latter with polychrome, 5". Shrinkage cracks.

Provenance: From the collection of Edmund P. Skillin.

Sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 17, 2018.

Price Realized: $2,500


CONESTOGA WAGON TOOLBOX, ca. early 19th century; side mounted tapered lid toolbox with wrought iron strap hinges, hasp and mounting strap, 17"x 7"x 19"

Condition Report: No damage. 

Sold at Horst Auctions February 10, 2018.

Price Realized $2,600


PAIR OF DOUBLE HEART HINGES, ca. late 18th century; unusual pair of wrought iron double heart shaped hinges with bird's head shaped ends, 23"x 10.5"

Condition Report: Very minor rust/pitting.

Sold at Horst Auctions February 10, 2018.

Price Realized $1,950


FRAKTUR BIRTH RECORD OF EVA M√úRINGREN - MERING FAMILY, ca. 1797; hand laid paper fraktur from Ephrata paper mill and watermarked "CB" with colorful floral motif, tall crane-type birds on each side of floral basket and distelfink bird above poetic script in colored ink of green and red with black ink accent on lettering, artist attributed to Georg Friederich Speyer, 12.75"x 12.75"

Condition Report: Folded originally in triangular form; Severe creasing through center; Minor paper loss.

Sold at Horst Auctions February 10, 2018,

Price Realized $1,550


DUTCH CUPBOARD, early 19th century; cherry two part cupboard with a two door, twelve light top with red painted interior over a base with three drawers over two doors and resting on turned feet, 55"x 20.5"x 87".

Condition Report: Refinished; Castors added to feet.

Sold at Horst Auctions February 10, 2018.

Price Realized $1,550




JOSEPH EBERMAN, LANCASTER TALL CASE CLOCK, ca. 1800; cherry and mahogany veneered cabinet with broken arch top ending in circular rosettes, four columns flanking door over the trunk with lambs tongue chamfered sides over a similar base resting on French feet with eight day time and strike movement, center sweep hand and painted metal dial with moon phase, 19.5"x 12"x 97"

Condition Report: Case retains the original finish with old crack repairs to top door & small piece of molding missing; trunk door with repairs to case at hinges; dial with flaking between 6 & 8; replaced sweep hand; other old repairs.

Sold at Horst Auctions February 10, 2018.

Price Realized $6,200


FRAMED FRAKTUR BOOKPLATE OF MARIA WANNER, ca. 1824; bright color bookplate with parrots on floral based heart design script box with twelve-point star top, watercolor accent in blue, red and yellow with black ink lines, script in red, parrots with blue capped heads with red bodies and yellow wing, 6.75"x 8.75" framed.

Sold at Horst Auctions February 10, 2018.

Price Realized $2,550


DOWER CHEST, ca. 1786; poplar with paint decoration made for "Anna Long 1786" on front of chest, the top opening to the interior with left side till and strap hinges, original keeper and bale handles on the sides all resting on the original ogee feet, 51"x 23"x 27".

Condition Report: Grab lock missing; Wear to paint on top; Scuffing to ogee feet; An additional key hole was added above the original.

Sold at Horst Auctions February 10, 2018.

Price Realized $4,000


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