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CHIPPENDALE WALNUT TALL CASE CLOCK, works by Edward Duffield, Philadelphia (1720/30 - 1803) circa 1755. The bonnet with full covered top, , single scroll,single flame finial, floral rosettes with applied carved shell and leafage below, arched face door with two fluted columnettes, arched brass and steel face with revolving moon above, ornate crest and spandrels, steel Roman numeral chapter ring with outer seconds half chapter ring, Arabic numeral subsidiary dial, arched and lip molded waist door with "flame" throughout, quarter round corners above and below, applied lip molded panel on flush molded base.


Property of a New Jersey Estate. According to family history the ownership of the tall case clock can be traced to Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845) a highly successful Philadelphia merchant , investor, iron master, New Jersey gentleman farmer and State Legislator. Wright's business activities ranged from trading New Jersey agricultural products along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to ownership of mines, manufactories and furnaces to land speculation in New York, Illinois and Missouri. Wright bred Merino sheep on his 300 acre farm in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County, appropriately named "Merino Hill". The farm land came to Wright with his marriage to distant cousin, Sarah B. Wright, in 1805. The 1810 the couple built a substantial brick mansion on the property. A devote Quaker and committed abolitionist, Wright purchased freedom for several slaves and employed freed slaves on the farm. The tall case clock stood for 150 years in the Merino Hill House. Sold at Freeman's Auction November 21, 2010.

Estimate $80,000-120,000

Realized Price $160,000

MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF REVOLUTIONARY GENERAL DANIEL MORGAN (1736-1802). After Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827). Watercolor on ivory, gilt locket case bearing the bright-cut initials "D.M" on verso, hinged leather case.


Property of a lady. Descended in the Tarleton family, who trace the ownership of the miniature to over 150 years, to the present owner. This miniature portrait closely resembles the portrait of Gen. Daniel Morgan painted from life , circa 1794, by Charles Willson Peale, in the collection of the Independence National Historic Park. The miniature includes the distinctive scar above Morgan's upper lip. Born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Morgan moved near Winchester, Virginia as a teenage. He contracted with the British army during the French and Indian War and was severely wounded in 1758. During the Revolutionary War, Morgan commanded a rifle company. He was captured in the attack of Quebec, and when released joined the Northern army and fought at Saratoga. In 1781, Morgan famously defeated the British in the Battle of Cowpens. In 1794, Morgan lead the Virginia militia in Western Pennsylvania to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion. Peale probably painted Morgan's likeness on his return trip from Pennsylvania to Virginia, in a stop in Philadelphia. He was elected to Congress in 1797. Sold at Freeman's Auction November 21, 2010.

Estimate $25,000-35,000

Price Realized $70,000

CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY TEA TEABLE, Philadelphia, circa 1770. The one board, dished top above bird cage and turned suppressed ball standard, cabriole legs ending in ball and claw feet. Slight age crack to rim of single board top, small rectangular patch approx 1" by 1/1/2 in to top and another on underside, top very slightly warped, two cracks to base of support.


Property of a Princeton, NJ Estate. John Walton, Inc., Jewett City, CT, 1985 Sold at Freeman's Auction November 21, 2010.

Estimate $5,000-8,000

Price Realized $8,000

QUEEN ANNE WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS, Pennsylvania, circa 1765, Each with serpentine crest carved with shell above vase-shaped splat, shaped skirt, cabriole legs ending in trifid feet. Both have unobtrusive pins through crestrails, one chair with small chips to top of splat where it joins crest, both chairs have been re-pinned at back and side of seat rail, one chair with repair to knee return.


Property of a Princeton, NJ Estate. C.L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, PA. Sold at Freeman's Auction November 21, 2010

Estimate $4,000-6,000

Price Realized $6,000

IMPORTANT BURGNER FAMILY SIDEBOARD, attributed to Daniel F. and Christian Burgner, Greene County, Tennessee, circa 1840s, in original surface, walnut and poplar with poplar secondary, boldly cut dovetailed splash panel, six dovetailed drawers, some pencil inscriptions on back, 59-1/2 x 67-3/4 x 27-1/4


Purchased from the Estate of the Late Robert and Mary Burgner; Private Collection, Athens, Tennessee. Sold at Brunk Auctions 11/13-14/2010.

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Price Realized $29,000

RARE FEDERAL INLAID BLANKET CHEST, attributed to Hall County, Georgia, 1830-1850, walnut with yellow pine secondary and light wood inlay, paneled sides and double-paneled front, front set with elaborate compass star, sassafras leaf and other geometric inlay, turned legs, 23 x 43-1/2 x 16-1/2 in.,


Tony Shank, 1992; Private Collection, Marion, South Carolina. Sold at Brunk Auctions 11/13-14/2010.

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Price Realized $20,000

SOUTHERN FOLK ART JELLY CUPBOARD, attributed to Georgia, 19th century, dovetailed and cut nail construction, yellow pine throughout with original star and fylfot mustard yellow paint decoration on brown ground, paneled case sides also decorated, 49-1/4 x 46 x 21-3/4 in.


Billy Allen, 1983; Private Collection, Marion, South Carolina. Sold at Brunk Auctions 11/13-14/2010.

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

Price Realized $7,000

RARE JOHN LEHMAN ALABAMA POLITICAL JAR, Alabama or Georgia, 19th century, stoneware with alkaline glaze, applied grapes and vines, banners held by eagles, heads in relief of Thomas Jefferson and verso Andrew Jackson, banners "Hurah [sic] for Jefferson", "Hurah [sic] for Jackson", stamped on body below handle "JL" (John Lehman, born about 1825, died about 1883), 21-1/4 in.


Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Levon C. Register, Franklin Springs, Georgia. Sold at Brunk Auctions 11/13-14/2010.

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

Price Realized $28,000

NORTH CAROLINA PAINT DECORATED DISH DRESSER, Montgomery or Randolph County, 1820-1850, yellow pine throughout, single-case construction, paneled doors opening to a shelved interior, doors with fylfot and compass star white-painted decoration on black circular ground centering a crescent moon and star motif, case decorated overall in salmon-colored paint, 78-1/2 x 61-1/2 x 21-1/2 in.


Private Collection, North Carolina. Sold at Brunk Auctions 11/13-14/2010.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Price Realized $11,000

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