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CARVED CLASSICAL SOFA, School of Samuel F. McIntire, Salem, Massachusetts, ca. 1820, mahogany. Scrolled arms, the crest carved with a central basket of grapes, flanked by scrolls and grape fines, and sabre legs ending in brass paw feet. Imperfections. 18"h. seat, 38"h. overall, 81"l.

Condition: Frame is loose, split in crest at back left corner (facing), glued repair to front left foot (facing). Surface wear and shallow dings.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $600-1,200

Price Realized: $3,480


TWO PIECES OF TIN LIGHTING, American, mid 19th century. Candle holder/wall sconce with crimped crest and additional reflector, 12"h., and a pig lamp with three capped wick holders. 8.5"l.

Condition: The candle holder has had some surface cleaning. The pig lamp has some seam separation at the legs; overall surface rust.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $250-450

Price Realized: $630


RAINBOW SPATTERWARE HANDLELESS CUP AND SAUCER, England, 2nd quarter-19th century. Bee skep with rainbow drape. Hairline. ?

Condition: Saucer is stained on the underside, cup has light staining along the foot. Faint hairline in cup is 1"l.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $600-900

Price Realized: $5,760


TWO MOCHA PITCHERS, England, 2nd quarter-19th century. Leaf molded handles. Tooled band with pulled earthworm, 6.75"h., and cat's eyes and earthworm, 6"h. Imperfections.

Condition: In the printed and flipbook catalogues the cat's eye and earthworm pitcher is photographed at the bottom left of the shelves on pg. 21. ?Both are restored, Pulled earthworm has hairline and flakes. Oversprayed.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $250-450

Price Realized: $1,320


TWO MOCHA PITCHERS, England, 2nd quarter-19th century. Leaf molded handles. Larger has earthworms and foliate designs, 9.5"h. Ex Rickard Collection. The other has polychrome bands and engine turning. 8"h. Imperfections.

Condition: In the printed and flipbook catalogues the three band pitcher is photographed on pg. 106. Both are restored.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $2,160


THREE MOCHA PITCHERS, England, 2nd quarter-19th century. Leaf molded handles. Earthworm, 6"h., seaweed in an unusual pattern, 5.5"h., and cat's eye and seaweed, 6.25"h. Imperfections.

Condition: All three pitchers are restored with some loss and over spray.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $1,800


THREE MOCHA PEPPER POTS, England, 2nd quarter-19th century. Engine turned, linear design and seaweed. Repair. 4" to 4.5"h.

Condition: Seaweed has edge wear, linear has restoration including entire top, turned has restoration to top half with overspray.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $100-300

Price Realized: $1,080


QUEEN ANNE TEA TABLE, Massachusetts, 18th century, maple. Oval top over turned legs ending in pad feet. Retains its original red wash. Imperfections. 26"h. 34"w. 27.5"d. Brought to Wiliamstown, Massachusetts from Cape Code by the Holt family, who were proprietors, in the 1760s; purchased directly from the family.

Condition: Original top but has been reattached with added screws in the top; 1/4-1/2" board separation on the top; loose top boards, one top board with age cracks.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-3,000

Price Realized: $3,600


CORNER CUPBOARD, American, 1st half-19th century, curly maple, walnut, and poplar. Two-piece, the upper section with an ogee cornice and two 9-pane doors; the lower section with four drawers over two paneled doors, all on shaped braket feet. Imperfections. 92"h. 59"w. 23"d., requires a 41" corner.

Condition: The upper doors are probably old replacements; the pulls and latches are replaced; small area of loss to the left hand center drawer; refinished.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $4,500


STONEWARE JUG, Marked for Samuel Routson, Doylestown, Ohio, ca.1847. Ovoid jug with impressed mark and impressed "Rough & Ready." 12"h.

As early as 1846, Zachary Taylor, who had earned the nickname "Old Rough and Read" for his efforts in the Second Seminole War, was already being touted as the Whig candidate for president in the 1848 election. Given that the campaign for Taylor was underway as Routson was ending his pottery in Doylestown, it would seem likely that the impressed slogan on this jug represents a political statement on the part of the potter. This jug is discussed and illustrated in Locher, The Late, Great S. Routson and His Pottery, pp. 27-9, a copy of which accompanies this lot.

Condition: Minor flake at the lip; there are remnants of an early overpaint that has mostly worn off. The paint is mainly on the top 3rd, there is varnish on most of the bottom half.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $300-600

Price Realized: $2,520


IMPORTANT OHIO SAMPLER, Fairfield County, 1839, silk on linen. A wide strawberry border surrounds alphabets and a verse and a blue house with tall chimneys and single story wings. Signed "Sarah Huber's Sampler / Worked in the A.D. 1839 / Ohio", in a frame, 19"h. 17.75"w.

This sampler strongly relates to Rachel R. Allen's Fairfield County, 1839 piece pictured in Sue Studebaker's Is My Dwelling Place", pg. 171. It is apparent that the girls were both instructed by Amanda Munhall, incorporating the same blue house including the yellow and green striped door. Where in Fairfield County she taught is unknown but Rachel and probably Sarah have family roots in the Amanda Township area of Fairfield County. The 1840 Fairfield County census lists ten Huber households, two in Amanda township and the 1850 township census records an eighteen-year-old Sarah Huber living with her widowed mother, Ruth Ricketts Huber, and her siblings.

Condition: The ground fabric is seamed above the name and the lower portion has a slightly darker tone. The seam is original to the piece, done before the piece was embroidered, very neatly done and the border vine is worked over the seam.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $3,480


PORTRAIT OF HENRY CLAY (AMERICAN, 2ND QUARTER-19TH CENTURY), Oil on canvas, unsigned. Half-length portrait of the Kentucky statesman, with piercing blue eyes, and wearing a yellow vest. Clay's suit dates to possibly the late 1820s, but more likely the early 1830s, putting Clay in his early 50s. Ex Milch Galleries (New York); ex Kennedy Galleries (New York); Ex Helen Clay Frick (Pennsylvania and New York).

The portrait was once in the collection of Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984), daughter of one of America's greatest industrialists and art collectors, Henry Clay Frick. Born at Clayton, the Frick family estate in Pittsburgh, Helen followed her family to New York where her father built his Fifth Avenue mansion. After his death in 1919, Miss Frick, also a collector and staunch supporter of the arts, played a key role in building and managing the Frick Collection, the museum comprised of her father's New York mansion and art collection. She also established the Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh, and later funded the construction of the Frick Fine Arts Building. Helen Clay Frick's personal collection forms the core of what is now the Frick Art and Historical Center (located at Clayton).

Based on a label en verso, Miss Frick likely acquired the portrait from Kennedy Galleries in the 1950s or early 1960s. Then, in the spring of 1965, she gave it to her good friend James G. Fulton, Congressman of Pennsylvania's 27th district, writing, "I have decided to send you a painting…The painting in question is the portrait of a gentleman we both admire-"Henry Clay..." Fulton responded, "I can not tell you how much I appreciate your friendly interest in sending the picture of Henry Clay...With your permission, I believe I will keep it in my Pittsburgh office - (Both original letters accompany this portrait.)

Following Fulton's death in 1971, the portrait was purchased by his brother, Robert D. Fulton, at the estate auction for $5,000. Marie Fulton, his wife, later gifted the portrait to Congressman Fulton's niece, in whose family it descended.

Dave Terry, of Dave Terry Fine Art in Columbus, thoroughly evaluated this portrait and reports the following:

The painting's primary support appears to be primed linen and professionally relined onto a newer primary support with the wax-vacuum method and re-stretched to an adjustable museum quality stretcher. Due to past damage (paint fissures and loss- upper mid-left, above hairline,) ultra-violet light testing show minimal restoration approx. 1/2' x 6' area.

Stainless steel strip edging was added during past restoration for protection.

Frame appears to be in original condition and of the period (30'x25').

The auxiliary support (stretcher) not original to painting (see above).

The surface of the painting is in overall excellent condition with the exception of the above mentioned previous restoration.

The varnish on the surface tends to be non-reflective (screening varnish) to the UV process, and could mask possible additional, older repairs from the layman's view.

The restoration is excellent overall, and no further restoration is warranted.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Price Realized: $34,800


DECORATED SEWING STAND, Soap Hollow, Pennsylvania, dated 1872, poplar. Of typical form and retains the original red and black paint with yellow freehand accents and gold stenciling, including "1872" and the initials "EM." Retains its original porcelain pull. 13.75"h.

An accompanying note indicates that "EM" stands for Emma Miller, the grandmother of Phyllis Sullivan, from whom this stand was purchased in 1995.

Condition: Grungy surface with some varnish darkening and crazing, particularly on the black areas; one scroll broken and repaired; missing 2 spindles, one spindle replaced, and one is original; minor loss to one drawer corner (visible in photograph).

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-3,000

Price Realized: $9,000


TWO MICHIGAN JACQUARD COVERLETS, Both woven by Abram William Van Doren, Avon, Oakland County, 1847, wool and cotton. Blue and white center seam, double woven, centerfield design of four roses and vining rose borders with "Oakland Co". Signed corner blocks includes the clients "Amos O + Mary Crisman". 80" x 88". Single panel of double weave coverlet, rose, and dark blue on natural. Pairs of birds in a tree with the inscription "Michigan". Signed corner block includes client, "Dorcas Angelin Mosher". 38" x 96"

Condition: Single panel in good condition with one very minor snag. The blue and white has wear on top edge and loss to cotton on lighter side. One quarter size hole.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $700-1,000

Price Realized: $1,680


RESIDENCE OF HIRAM STEINMETZ, PIKE TP. STARK CO. OHIO. BY FERDINAND BRADER (SWISS/AMERICAN, BORN, 1833), Graphite on paper, signed lower left and numbered 740. An unusually large view, with the incredible detail typical of Brader's work, including a farm complex, numerous figures and animals, and a train. In its original frame, 37"h. 51"w. This drawing descended in the original family.

Hiram Steinmetz was a prosperous farmer, much like his father before him. Fourteen-year-old Hiram first appears in the Census in 1850, and he's still living with his parents, John and Maria, in 1860. By 1870, Hiram had married his wife, Caroline, and had a son, John, and was living in Pike Township, along with his mother, Maria, and a farm laborer named Eli McKenney. The Steinmetz farm can be seen on the 1875 Stark County atlas.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $12,000


OHIO STONEWARE JAR, Marked for Nathaniel Clark, Marietta, Ohio, 2nd quarter-19th century. Bold 5-gallon ovoid form with applied handles and incised decoration. 17"h.

The Clark Pottery was located on the site now occupied the 1850s Gothic Revival home called The Castle. Excavation of the pottery is underway.

Condition: One handle has a 1" chip on the underside, bottom edge has minor flakes, rim has small scratch. Interior has grey mottled glaze that appears to have dripped onto front near incised marks.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $3,720


STEP BACK CUPBOARD, American, early 19th century, cherry. Two piece with six-paned doors above, paneled doors below and three dovetailed drawers. Ogee feet. 73"h. 62"w. 50"d. Dimensions should be 73"H. 63"W. 19.5"D.

Condition: Some minor surface scratches and dents, witness markes on the top of the base possibly from boards that where nailed down to hold the top in place.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $8,100


RARE MORAVIAN FIGURAL CASTER OR SHAKER, Salem, North Carolina, 1st half-19th century, earthenware. In the form of a rooster with a pierced chest and a green glaze. Imperfections. 4"h.

Condition: Chips to base, tail broken and reglued.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $3,120


PEWTER LAMP, Touch mark for Yale & Curtis (New York City, 1858-1867). Rare and unusual form with two whale oil fonts off a central reservoir that's marked "Patent Applied For". 8.25"h.

Condition: Re-solder to the bottoms of the double fonts and a small repair at the top of the stem just below the main reservoir.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $1,440


CONESTOGA WAGON JACK, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, dated 1770, wood and iron. 19"h. (case only).

Crank and shaft work, cannot guarantee jack will hold. Iron has light rust, wood has some wear.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $150-250

Price Realized: $1,080


HEPPLEWHITE TALL CHEST OF DRAWERS, American, early 19th century, cherry and pine. Three over five drawers on high French feet. Imperfections, retains a good, old surface, and its original brasses. 4"h. 47"w. 24"d.

Condition: Top drawer has some loss to top edge (1" shallow chip). Putty filled age splits in sides. and a few small chips out of the feet.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $3,600


WILHELM SCHIMMEL CARVED AND PAINTED SPREADWING EAGLE (1817-1890 Cumberland County, Pa.) Spread wing eagle with chipped carved and polychrome decorated. Ex Clyde Youtz. Wing span 8.25"w., 6.5"h.

Condition: Very good with loss on wing tips and nail holes.

Sold at Conestoga Auctions May 31, 2014.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $18,000 (does not include buyer's premium).


REDWARE POTTERY COFFEE POT, attributed to Shenandoah Valley, VA, 19th Century Conical form with Straight spout and shaped handle. Green, yellow and rust glaze. 7.25"h.

Condition: Very good with minor edge chips.

Sold at Conestoga Auctions May 31, 2014.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $1,100 (does not include buyer's premium).


SOFTWOOD MILK CUPBOARD WITH ORIGINAL RED PAINT, 19th Century, Molded top with dovetailed construction, single sunken panel door, interior shelves, molded base with arched cut-out feet. 55"h. x 41"w. x 15"d.

Condition: Very good with minor wear, door hinges changed from right side to left, with filler blocks added and paint touched over in that area.

Sold at Conestoga Auctions May 31, 2014.

Estimate: $300-600

Price Realized: $1,400 (does not include buyer's premium).


VERY FINE LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINT DECORATED DOWER CHEST dated 1793. Attributed to the Embroiderer Artist. Original polychrome paint with central heart flanked by arched panels with potted floral devices. Lid has tulip, foliate and eight pointed star decoration. Molded lid, interior till, wrought iron shaped key escutcheon, drop bail handles, strap hinges and grab lock, dovetailed case and molded base with bracket feet. 22"h. x 51"w. x 22"d.

Condition: good with some scratches and minor paint wear.

Sold at Conestoga Auctions May 31, 2014.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $6,500 (does not include buyer's premium).


TWO SMALL BOWLS WITH TWO COLOR SLIP DECORATION IN TIC-TAC-TOE PATTERN, STAMPED W SMITH WOMELSDORF on back. 9300291Pennypacker written on both. 7" diameter.

Sold at Wilson's Auctions May 21, 2014.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $1,950 (does not include buyer's premium).


LARGE REDWARE PLATE WITH YELLOW SLIP DECORATION spelling out the words St Martina Virgin & Mayrter - large flake missing from back, 12.5" diameter.

Sold at Wilson's Auctions May 21, 2014.

Estimate: $200-300

Price Realized: $1,200 (does not include buyer's premium).


REDWARE TRENCHER BREAD PLATE WITH YELLOW SLIP TULIP DESIGN, coggled edge, 10" x 14" minor glaze loss.

Sold at Wilson's Auctions May 21, 2014.

Estimate: $600-800

Price Realized: $2,600 (does not include buyer's premium).


SET OF FOUR CHIPPENDALE SIDE CHAIRS, American, 1770-1790, mahogany. Scrolled ears, carved crest, elaborate strapwork splats, stop-fluted legs, and possibly original rush seats. Retain good early surfaces. 18"h. seat, 39"h. overall.

Condition: Older slip seats, old finish, all with replaced glue blocks, 2 with repaired cracks to the crest/splat joint. Seats are stable and not brittle and can be used as is. One stretcher is replaced--in the group photo, it's the 2nd from the right, the stretcher is noticeably wider. two of the strechers have breaks and glued repair near the leg; one of the chairs has had some glue added to the leg joints along with a break and some putty fill at the seat rail. The slips seats do not all easily come out.

Sold at Garth's Auction May 16, 2014.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $2,400


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