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PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED TAPE LOOM, DATED 1826, possibly western, Pennsylvania, initialed NL, with heart cutouts and love bird decoration on a red ground, with a yellow border, 15" h., 13 3/4" w., 6 3/4" d. Provenance: Greg Kramer, 1998, found in western Pennsylvania. Sold at Pook and Pook January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $9,480


BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PINE HANGING CORNER CUPBOARD, ca. 1790, with a double raised panel door and scalloped two-tier drop, inscribed on inside of door, From Eshelman family, Oley Valley PA, 55 1/2" h., 27 1/2" w. Provenance: Sotheby's David Wheatcroft, 1997, lot 134. Sold at Pook and Pook January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $10,000-20,000

Price Realized: $52,140


LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA CHERRY ARCHITECTURAL SCHRANK, ca. 1760, the bold cornice overhanging a case with tombstone panel doors flanked by fluted pilasters, resting on a base with five drawers, 89" h., 78" w. Provenance: Vernon Gunnion. The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Guy Keemer, Hallam, Pennsylvania. Sold at Pook and Pook January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $20,000-40,000

Price Realized: $65,175


SILVER MOUNTED PRESENTATION SWORD, with a single fuller, a double edged blade, a double eagle headed crossguard, an embossed polychrome wasp on shell langet, and a shield and eagle with a ring through its nose pommel. Presentation reads Presented to Lieutenant James Biddle U.S.N. by the legislature of Pennsylvania, Dec. 1812, 30" l. For reference please see The Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812 by Benson J. Lussing, Glendale, NY, published in 1869 and reprinted in 1970, pg. 453. Sold at Pook and Pook January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $56,880


THE BENJAMIN GOODWIN, LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA, CHIPPENDALE WALNUT DESK AND BOOKCASE, late 18th c., 93 1/2" h., 48" w., 24 1/2" d. Provenance: David Pottinger Honeyville, Indiana; The Collection of Foster & Muriel McCarl, Beaver Falls, PA. Sold at Pook and Pook January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $45,030


IMPORTANT PHILADELPHIA BRODERIE PERSE QUILT, inscribed The work of my Mother Ruth McConnell & her cousins Hannah & Mary Parry in year 1793 previous to my birth (September of that year) during yellow fever- Julia M. Miles May 14th 1849, the quilt features a large central basket emanating with floral vines surrounded by smaller bouquets and cornucopia corners all within a chintz border, it remains in a remarkable state of preservation for a quilt of its age, 103" x 111". Provenance: The Collection of Foster & Muriel McCarl, Beaver Falls, PA. Sold at Pook and Pook January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $28,440


OUTSTANDING BALTIMORE ALBUM QUILT, mid 19th c., with twenty-five appliqué and trapunto squares depicting the Capital of the United States, an American sailing ship, a house, a monument with American flags, elaborate baskets of flowers, cornucopia and garlands, 101 1/2" x 101 1/2". Sold at Pook and Pook January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $8,000-10,000

Price Realized: $28,440


WILLIAM OTTO, (SCHUYLKILL AND BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ACTIVE 1834-1840), WATERCOLOR AND INK ON PAPER BIRTH RECORD, with two-dark haired ladies in striped dresses, colorful birds on floral branches, flanking a center heart-shaped cartouche enclosing script for the son of William Otto and his wife, Agatha, signed middle center William Otto 1837, 12 1/2" x 16". William Otto was the son of fraktur artist Heinrich Otto. For a similar example, see the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry P. Deyerle, Sotheby's, May 1995, Lot 359. Provenance: David Wheatcroft. Sold at Pook and Pook January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $20,665


THE LOGAN FAMILY PAIR OF PHILADELPHIA CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY RIBBONBACK DINING CHAIRS, late 18th c., made by Thomas Tufft for Stenton in 1783. Originally part of a set of twelve, another chair from this set is illustrated in Horner Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture, plate 289. Sold at Pook and Pook January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $20,665


WILHELM SCHIMMEL, (CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA 1817-1890), CARVED AND PAINTED SPANIEL, retaining its original red/brown surface, 2 1/2" h., 4 1/4" w. Sold at Pook and Pook January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $6,000-9,000

Price Realized: $13,035


JOHN RITTO PENNIMAN, (AMERICAN, 1782-1841), BOSTON'S EXCHANGE COFFEE HOUSE BURNING OF 1818, BOSTON, 1824, Signed and dated lower right, "J R Penniman Pinxt 1824", Oil on canvas, 27 3/8 x 41 5/8 inches.

The Exchange Coffee House (1809-1818) functioned as a hotel, coffeehouse and commercial establishment in early 19th century Boston. It was designed by Asher Benjamin (1773-1845), and was one of the largest buildings in Boston, and one of the tallest in the United States.

The present painting was displayed in November 1824 at the New England Museum (founded 1818) in Boston, Massachusetts at 76 Court Street by Ethan A. Greenwood and others. The presentation of the present painting was announced in the Columbian Centennial of November 3, 1824.

Provenance: By descent through the artist's family to the present owner

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Carol Damon Andrews, "John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841), an Ingenious New England Artist," "Antiques," July 1981, pl. VIII, pp. 147-170.; D. Breton Simons, "Boston Beheld," Hanover, New Hampshire: UPNE, 2008, p. 34-35.; Jane Kamensky, "The Exchange Artist," New York: Viking, 2008, cover and p. 291.

Exhibited: The New England Museum, Boston, November, 1824; Worcester Art Museum exhibition of Pennimans works., 1982

Sold at Keno Auctions January 22, 2013.

Estimate: $50,000-100,000

Price Realized: $117,800


SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS, MASSACHUSETTS, 1760-1780, H. 32in., W. 34 in., D. 20in.

Literature: Two related chests are illustrated as "Best" in Albert Sack, "Fine Points of Furniture" (N.Y., 1950), p. 100; and as "Masterpiece" in Albert Sack, "The New Fine Points of Furniture" (N.Y., 1993), p. 103.

This chest is one of the finest examples of a Colonial American serpentine -front chest known. The overhanging top, of highly figured mahogany, floats above a conforming case with four drawers and a bold base molding-- all with crisply blocked ends. The case is raised on bold, well-articulated, claw and ball feet. Flanked by shaped brackets.

Chests with serpentine blocked-end facades were among the most expensive forms of case furniture produced in eighteenth century New England.

This chest is an extremely successful example of the form in the beauty and execution of its design, and the selection of richly swirled dense mahogany. The proportions are superb; the narrow case is balanced by the generous overhanging top. In addition, the carved claw-and-ball feet are boldly carved expression of the design element, with well-articulated talons gripping the carved ball.

Please note: Typical of Boston practice, the top is attached to the case sides with a sliding dovetail, the drawers have fine dovetails and the drawer bottoms are chamfered are received into the drawer front and sides. The claw-and-ball feet are tenoned up through the case (rather than just being glued on the underside and secured with additional glue blocks in the standard manner. This through-tenon method was a more laborious means of construction, and thus yielded a stronger bond between the feet and the case).

Sold at Keno Auctions January 22, 2013.

Estimate: $50,000-100,000

Price Realized: $117,800


DIMINUTIVE QUEEN ANNE MAHOGANY TABLE WITH RECTANGULAR DROP LEAVED, MASSACHUSETTS, 1740-1760, H. 28 in., W. (closed) 12 in., W. (open) 29 in.

Tables of this small size rarely come into the marketplace. This important example exhibits a graceful arched apron and cabriole. This table is in a remarkable state of preservation. Feet and parts of legs retain portions of original finish. One foot has small closed crack approximately 2.5 inches long. Please see 1997 letter by conservator Robert Fileti quoted above.

Sold at Keno Auctions January 22, 2013.

Estimate: $15,000-30,000

Price Realized: $68,200


DEACON ROBERT PECKHAM, (AMERICAN, 1785-1877), PORTRAIT OF A CHILD OF A YOUNG CHILD IN A WHITE DRESS AND RED SHOES WITH PEACH AND DOG, Circa 1830, Pastel on paper, Retains what appears to be its original giltwood frame and glass, 25 x 20 _ inches

Provenance: A typewritten label on verso reads: "Given to Dorothy by her grandmother, Sarah Dobson Norris 4/1/55";

Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York, 1995;

Jon and Rebecca Zoler, Sotheby's, American Folk Art Collection of Jon & Rebecca Zoler, New York, January 22, 2005, lot 63, cover illustration, (sold for $102,000 including BP)

Sold at Keno Auctions January 22, 2013.

Estimate: $60,000-100,000

Price Realized: $86,800


ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN BREWSTER, JR. (1766-1854), DOUBLE PORTRAIT OF WEALTHY JONES WINTER (B. 1819) AND SARAH MARIE MILLER (B.1817), BATH, MAINE, circa 1827, Oil on canvas, 22 x 17 inches

Provenance: Descended directly in the family of the sitters to the present owner. Provenance will be given to purchaser.

The Winter family traces its roots in Bath, Maine to the mid-eighteenth century, when the grandfather of the sitters, Francis Winter, a Boston native and Harvard graduate settled in Bath, Maine. At that time, Maine was still a part of Massachusetts and he served as a representative to the Massachusetts legislature as the First Congregational Pastor in Bath. He married Abigal Alden (1750-1826) in 1768. Francis and Abigal Winter had four children, including Samuel (1789-1835). He married Sarah Bowman (1793-1828) in 1814. They had seven children, including the four depicted here in lots 49 and 52. Their mother, Sarah Bowman (whose portrait, also by John Brewster, Jr., is still in the family collection) died just six days after giving birth to her seventh child. Their father, Samuel Winter, a seaman, distiller and leader of the local Whig Party, was regarded as a 'notable citizen'. He died in 1835; his orphaned children were adopted by family members.

The Winter Family homestead remains with the direct descendants to this day. Until now, this portrait hung on the wall across from a portrait of their mother, Sarah Bowman, since it was painted circa 1827. The portrait of William Drew and Marcia Bowman Winter (offered as lot 52) was sold by the family some years ago and thus the portraits were separated. It is serendipitous that these two portraits are reunited for the first time in more than thirty-five years.

Sold at Keno Auctions January 22, 2013.

Estimate: $40,000-80,000

Price Realized: $74,400


GRAIN PAINTED AND SMOKE DECORATED CUPBOARD, LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA, 1840-1860 , H. 84 in.; W. 52 in.; D. 17 _ in.

Provenance: H. William Koch Collection, Milton, Pennsylvania;

Dr. James Bohn Collection;

David Wheatcroft Antiques, Westborough, Massachusetts;

Helen Hunt Collection

Sold at Keno Auctions January 22, 2013.

Estimate: $60,000-90,000

Price Realized: $43,400


MINIATURE CARVED CLASSICAL CHEST OF DRAWERS, MCINTIRE SCHOOL, SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, circa 1810, H. 19in.; W. 16in.; D. 9in.

Carving and punch work decoration of fruit and basket motif characteristic of the Samuel McIntire (1757-1811) school. The carving on this miniature chest is attributed to the Samuel McIntire School, best known for their signature ornaments featuring baskets of fruits and flowers. No two McIntire baskets are identical, suggesting each was conceived along with the furniture design. Despite its small scale, the carving evokes the texture and three-dimensionality of a real basket and maintains the symmetry characteristic of McIntire carvings. The central carving is most similar to that on a Salem card table of an unidentified maker with carvings attributed to Samuel Field McIntire, son of Samuel McIntire.

The stylized flowers are nearly identical to those on the base molding of the Derby chest-on-chest IV, Salem, 1806-09, in the MFA Boston.

Sold at Keno Auctions January 22, 2013.

Estimate: $3,000-6,000

Price Realized: $12,400


CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY TILT-TOP PIECRUST TEA TABLE, PHILADELPHIA, circa 1765, H. 28in.; Diam. 30in.

David L. Barquist, in "Treasures of the State," attributes this table, another at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the example illustrated from the collection of the U.S. State department to the same workshop.

An authentication note from Alan Miller dated August 26, 1994 accompanies this lot.

Provenance: From an old Germantown, Pennsylvania collector in whose family it has descended for several generations; David Stockwell, Inc., New York

Literature: Referenced in Clement E. Conger and Alexandra Rollins, "Treasures of State," New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991, pl. 68, p. 152. Advertised by "David Stockwell, Inc." in Antiques, June 1970, p.771.

Sold at Keno Auctions January 22, 2013.

Estimate: $30,000-60,000

Price Realized: $49,600


CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY SHELL CARVED DESK, ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL LOOMIS, (AMERICAN, 1748-1814), COLCHESTER, CONNECTICUT, 1774-1800, H. 43in., W. 37in., D. 21 in.

Note: Appears to retain its original brass.

Provenance: By family tradition, this desk belonged to John Pierpont Morgan (1837- 1913) of Hartford, Connecticut;

Emily Stansbury (Rich) Brown (1869-1949) and Dr. Charles H. Brown, Mt. Vernon, New York, as a wedding present, 1894;

To their daughter, Eleanor (Brown) Pack Hibben (1898-1992) and Arthur N. Pack, Waterbury, Connecticut, as a wedding present, 1919;

Thence by descent to their grandson, the present owner.

Sold at Keno Auctions January 22, 2013.

Estimate: $30,000-60,000

Price Realized: $55,800


CARVED AND PAINTED POPLAR SPOON RACK, PROBABLY NEW JERSEY, 1750-1800, H. 23 in.; W. 9in.

Sold at Keno Auctions January 22, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $6,820


DECORATED CHIPPENDALE BLANKET CHEST, PENNSYLVANIA, DATED 1802, POPLAR. Dovetailed case, two drawers, and bracket feet. Retains its original paint, consisting of a tripartite facade with tulips and "Barbara Erthmenem 1802" and stars on the sides. Imperfections. 26"h. 50.5"w. 22"d. Sold at Alderfer Auction Company (Pennsylvania), December 2008, lot 2376.

Another chest by the same hand is in the Winterthur Museum collection and illustrated in Fabian, The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest, fig. 237.

Sold at Garth's Auctions January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $4,000-8,000

Price Realized: $8,225


PAINTED CUPBOARD, AMERICAN, MID 19TH CENTURY, PINE. Two drawers over two doors and retaining old blue paint. 44.25"h. 42.5"w. 17.5"d., Old stains inside and out. Pieced repairs to both rear feet.

Sold at Garth's Auctions January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $5,053


FINE DECORATED MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST, Attributed to western Virginia, 2nd quarter-19th century, poplar. Dovetailed case on bracket feet, and retaining its original stylized flower decoration in red and gold, against a green ground. Minor imperfections. 11.25"h. 17.5"w. 9.75"d.

The attribution on this chest is based on an inscribed chest by the same hand that first sold as part of the Thomas Gray Collection at Brunk Auctions (North Carolina). At that time, it was attributed to Pennsylvania. When that chest reappeared on the auction market (at Northeast Auctions in August 2012), research had identified the inscribed name as Granville H. Pool of Grayson County, Virginia.

This chest is nearly identical in size, construction and in decoration, however, this example has fuller and more exuberant floral decoration on the facade, and survives in a fine state of preservation.

Sold at Garth's Auctions January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $12,000-16,000

Price Realized: $41,125


PORTRAIT OF GEORGE C. HODGSON JR. AND MATILDA HODGSON, BY WILLIAM MATTHEW PRIOR, (AMERICAN 1806-1873), Oil on canvas, signed and dated "W. M. Prior 1858" on reverse. Depicts a young boy and girl each holding flowers, 24.5"h. 30.5"w. Framed, 29"h. 35.25"w. Ex Bihler and Coger (Massachusetts); ex Mr. and Mrs. Howard A. Feldman (Pennsylvania); sold at Sotheby's (New York), June 1988, lot 25; Ex Matthews collection; sold at Keno Auctions, May 2010, lot 430; ex Austin Miller (Ohio).

This portrait is illustrated and discussed in Ebert and Ebert, American Folk Painters, p. 77.

Sold at Garth's Auctions January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $6,000-9,000

Price Realized: $24,100


DECORATED STORE CUPBOARD OR APOTHECARY, AMERICAN, MID 19TH CENTURY, PINE. One-piece with open shelves, twenty-eight drawers, and high feet. Retains its original paint decoration, including oak graining and floral decoration on the drawers, as well as hand painted labels. 86"h. 77"w. 16"d.

Sold at Garth's Auctions January 12, 2013.

Estimate: $4,000-8,000

Price Realized: $10,845


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