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COBALT-DECORATED STONEWARE CHURN.
American, mid-late 19th century. Slightly bulbous form with lunate handles and wonderful brushed cobalt decoration featuring a landscape with trees and a running rabbit. Imperfections. 18 1/4"h. Sold at Garth's Auction 3/26/27/2010.
Estimate $ 1,500-2,500 Sold for $2233.
DECORATED BLANKET CHEST.
Possibly Lykens Valley area of Dauphin (now Lebanon County), Pennsylvania, dated 1810, poplar. Dovetailed case with interior till, resting on bracket feet. Retains its original painted decoration included three arches, as well as stylized hearts and flowers, and its original strap hinges. Imperfections. 26"h. 49 1/2"w. 22"d. See Garth's, November 2009, lot 1, for another chest decorated by the same hand. See also Fabian, The Pennsylvania Decorated Chest, fig. 169. Sold at Garth's Auction 3/26/27/2010.
Estimate $ 3,000-5,000 Sold for $8813.
GOOD EARLY HANGING BOX.
New England, 18th century, pine. Spoon rack over well over a single dovetailed drawer. Appears untouched, retaining old, dry, grungy paint. Expected wear and minor losses. 16 1/2"h. 13 3/4"w. 6 1/4"d. Illustrated in Kettell, Early Pine Furniture of New England, frontispiece. Sold at Garth's Auction 3/26/27/2010.
Estimate $ 2,000-4,000 Sold for $7344.
STACK OF SIX SHAKER BOXES.
American, 19th century. All are oval bentwood boxes with copper tacks and good patina. The first 2 1/4"h. 6"l.; the second with a faint inscription in lid, 2 1/4"h. 6 1/4"l.; the third 2 3/4"h. 6 1/2"l.; the fourth with a dark patina, 3 1/2"h. 8 3/4"l.; the fifth with a dark patina, 4"h. 10 1/4"l. and the largest is attributed to the Canterbury Community, New Hampshire, 5"h. 11 1/2"l. Sold at Garth's Auction 3/26/27/2010.
Estimate $ 3,000-5,000 Sold for $1998.
WILLIAM AND MARY MULE CHEST.
American, 18th century, maple and chestnut. Reed-molded chest over two drawers on turned feet. Retains old red finish. Imperfections. 38"h. 37"w. 17"d. Sold at Garth's Auction 3/26/27/2010.
Estimate $ 400-800 Sold for $1880.
THREE SMALL SHAKER BRUSHES.
Probably Sabbathday Lake, Maine, 19th century, maple, cotton cloth and horsehair. Delicately turned handles with black horsehair bristles. Shortest is rare child size. 5 3/4"l; 8 1/4"l; 8 1/2"l. Shortest has narrow woven black cloth tape. The longest has traces of red tie at the top and the red cloth is worn. Sold at Garth's Auction 3/26/27/2010.
Estimate $ 150-300 Sold for $323.
WING BACK ARMCHAIR.
Probably England, 18th century. Spanish foot wing chair with typical Baroque form. Upholstered in yellow wool with gimp trim. Imperfections. 18"h. seat. 52"h. overall. Lot includes two pillows made from kilim carpets. Minor insect damage. One side and the center stretcher are replaced. Feet ended out. I appears to be structurally sound with just a slight wobble. Sold at Garth's Auction 3/26/27/2010.
Estimate $ 250-500 Sold for $8225.
DECORATED BLANKET CHEST.
Pennsylvania, dated 1800, poplar. Dovetailed case has three overlapping drawers with old, if not original, brass bales. Interior lidded till, wrought iron strap hinges. Original blue paint with grained panels on the front and sides. "Sovla 18" and "Wald 00" on the two front. panels. Red detailing on the moldings. Lock and key. Imperfections. 30"h. 50"w. 23"d. Sold at Garth's Auction 3/26/27/2010.
Estimate $ 1,000-2,000 Sold for $4348.
SAILOR ART SEWING CADDY.
Coastal New England, 19th century, mahogany. Two tier sewing caddy with turned posts, single drawer in the base, and lift-off top. Applied mother-of-pearl medallions and scrimshaw ivory panels featuring whales, garlands and a compass star. 6 1/4"h. 6 3/4"w. 4 3/4"d. Sold at Garth's Auction 3/26/27/2010.
Estimate $ 1,500-2,500 Sold for $3173.
New England, 19th century. Pine turned post with curved wire candle supports. Alligatored dark blue and yellow paint. 23 1/2"h. plus chain. Ex Nevermore Antiques (New Hampshire) and Stephen-Douglas (Vermont). The diameter is 25" in the widest area. Sold at Garth's Auction 3/26/27/2010.
Estimate $ 800-1,200 Sold for $4230.
FINE NEW ENGLAND WILLIAM AND MARY CARVED AND BLACK PAINTED BANNISTER-BACK SIDE CHAIR.
The carved Prince of Wales feather crest above five bannister slats flanked by rear turned stiles with ball-and-urn finials over a woven rush seat, raised on blocked and turned legs joined by a frontal trumpet-and-disc stretcher.
Literature: Illustrated in "Connecticut Chairs in the Collection of the Connecticut Historical Society," (1956), pp. 24-25. Sold at Northeast Auctions 3/28/10.
Est. $800-$1,200 Sold: $17,700 ($15,000 without premium)
NEW ENGLAND WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT AND MAHOGANY DIMINUTIVE GATE-LEG TABLE.
The rectangular top with rounded ends and demilune drop leaves above an apron with drawer and continuing to a blocked, vase, and ring-turned gate-leg base. Height 27 inches, length 33 inches, top (open) 33 x 32 ¼ inches.A pencil inscription on the drawer reads "This table came into ... of Benj. T. Livingston in 1852. It was an old table then." Sold at Northeast Auctions 3/28/10.
Est. $20,000-$40,000 Sold: $88,500 ($75,000 without premium)
NEW HAMPSHIRE QUEEN ANNE CARVED MAPLE HIGHBOY, DUNLAP SCHOOL.
The upper section with a molded rectangular top above a conforming case with central shell-carved drawer and four short drawers over four graduated thumbmolded long drawers; the lower section with a graduated double-drawer over a triple-front drawer with carved shell, the whole raised on short cabriole legs ending in pad feet. Height 80 inches, width 38 inches, depth 20 ½ inches. Sold at Northeast Auctions 3/28/10.
Sold: $10,030 ($8,500 without premium)
ZEDEKIAH BELKNAP (1781-1858). PAIR OF WEDDING PORTRAITS OF OBED AND NANCY HALE, CIRCA 1813.
Obed Hale was born in Winchedon, Massachusetts in 1788; he and Nancy Davis were married on September 7, 1813, in Stoddard, New Hampshire. The couple had seven children. Each portrait oil on panel, 27 x 21 inches. Sold at Northeast Auctions 3/28/10.
Provenance: Descended in the family of the sitters.
Sold: $35,400 ($30,000 without premium)
MASSACHUSETTS QUEEN ANNE INLAID WALNUT LOWBOY.
The rectangular top with molded edge and notched corners above a conforming case with two-over-three short drawers, the lower central with molded arch and fan inlay, and shaped apron with drops and shaped returns, the whole raised on cabriole legs ending in pad feet. Height 30 inches, width 34 ¼ inches, depth 21 inches.A chalk signature for "Mrs. Collins" appears on three of the drawer sides. Sold at Northeast Auctions 3/28/10.
Provenance: Jess Pavey, Birmingham, Michigan.
Exhibited: "Detroit Collects," Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, 1971.
Est. $15,000-$25,000 Sold: $16,520 ($14,000 without premium)
IMPORTANT MASSACHUSETTS CHIPPENDALE TOWNSEND-GUERNEY FAMILY CARVED MAHOGANY BLOCK-FRONT SLANT-LID DESK, BOSTON AREA.
With oblong top and hinged slant-lid with molded edge opening to an elaborate interior with central fan-carved prospect drawer flanked by flame-and-column carved letter drawers and a series of four cubbies above two-over-two short drawers, the case with four long graduated molded drawers above a molded base with central shell carved drop and bold ball and claw feet. Height 43 ¾ inches, width 43 ½ inches, case width 40 ¼ inches, depth 24 ½ inches. Sold at Northeast Auctions 3/28/10.
Est. $20,000-$40,000 Sold: $37,760 ($32,000 without premium)
LARGE BURL BOWL OF CIRCULAR FORM AND A COLLECTION OF STONE FRUIT.Diameter of bowl 17 inches. Sold at Northeast Auctions 3/28/10.
Est. $700-$1,000 Sold: $1,416 ($1,200 without premium)