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PORTRAIT OF HENRY BURROUGHS BY HENRY WILLIAMS (AMERICAN, 1787-1830), Oil on canvas, unsigned. Depicting Henry Burroughs in a black coat and white stock. 24"h. 18.25"w., in original gilt frame, 31.25"h. 25.5"w.

See "Early American Life", February 20, 2006, p. 36.

Provenance: ex Hanes & Ruskin (Connecticut)

See lot 536 for a SILHOUETTE OF A COUPLE BY HENRY WILLIAMS (BOSTON, 1787-1830).

Condition: Revarnish; old paint touch up in the background; paint touch up in his hair.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $3,900


HEPPLEWHITE ONE-DRAWER STAND, American, early 19th century, cherry and pine. Square top and splayed legs. 28.5"h. 18" square. Ex Gary and Martha Ludlow (Ohio).

Condition Report: Replaced brasses, finish is old but has been cleaned, top is one board.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $300-600

Price Realized: $1,560


PAIR OF PORTRAITS (AMERICAN SCHOOL, MID 19TH CENTURY, Oil on canvas, unsigned. Depicting a husband and wife, the man holding a book labeled "Clarks Common" and the reverse reading "James Hone Easford Nov. 11 1838 Age'd 41. years". The lady seated and wearing a white bonnet with yellow ribbon, the reverse reading "Mrs. Ruby M. Hone Easford Nov. 11. 1838 Age'd 36. years". 31.5"h. 25.75"w., in painted wood frames. 38.25"h. 32.25"w.

Condition Report: Portrait of lady - two patches on reverse (1 approximately 1.5"d, other approximately 8"l. 2"w) both with inpainting, largest area is abover her bow and on the bow. Other areas of inpainting include top and bottom right corners, bottom left corner and smaller areas along both sides. Portrait of gentleman - numerous small areas of inpainting, mainly in background above figure; no areas on face but a few in hair and coat. Frames are period but not sure if original to painting; braces have been added on back along stretcher. Paint on frames is probably original.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $2,706


FIRE BUCKET, American, late 18th century, leather. Original paint featuring a medallion and "No. 2, G. Manent, F.F.S. 1789". Imperfections. 13.75"h.

Condition Report: Rope handle broken; some paint loss; a 1" X 1.5" hole cut into the bottom; an indentation to the front and a small portion of the "8" in "1789". The F.F.S. stands for Federal Fire Society in Portsmouth, NH. Established in 1789. Manent was the founding father of the society.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $600-900

Price Realized: $1,440


INLAID FEDERAL PEMBROKE TABLE, Attributed to the Goddard family, Newport, Rhode Island, ca. 1810, mahogany and pine. Of typical form, with urn and bellflower inlay. Period brass pull. 27"h. 18.75"w. (closed) 35.5"w. (open) 33"d. Ex Bill Samaha (Ohio).

Condition Report: Good condition overall. Possibly refinished with surface wear to top. Additional support boards added to drawer underside. Inlay in good condition. Well cataloged.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $7.000-9,000

Price Realized: $36,000


GEN. MARION IN HIS SWAMP ENCAMPMENT INVITING A BRITISH OFFICER TO DINNER. American, 19th century. Engraved by John Sartain after a painting by John Blake White. Published by James Dalton "For the Promotion of the Arts in the U. S.". Depicts Francis Marion (1732-1795), also known as the Swamp Fox, offering dinner to a British officer. 18.25"h. 21.5"w,. in a gilded and black-painted frame. 21.5"h. 28.25"w.

Condition Report: Nineteenth century print published 1840s-1850s. Other prints were published by the Apollo Association for the "For the Promotion of the Arts in the U. S."

3" tear in facing top right margin, small 1/2" tear in sky, repair at bottom edge and top right corner missing. Top of print appears to be taped down but top edge of mat glued down making further examination of top margin difficult.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $1,320


PILGRIM CENTURY CANDLE STAND, Massachusetts, ca. 1700, pine. Octagonal top, turned shaft, and cross feet. Old brown paint. 23"h. Ex Mary Thornton (Ohio), sold her 1976 Garth's sale, ex Betty Dorrow (Ohio), sold at Garth's, February 2006, lot 260.

Condition Report: Three nails and a screw added to the top to secure it to the base, along with some old glue.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $2,337


PIN-TOP WORK TABLE, Pennsylvania, 18th century, walnut and pine. Two drawers, turned legs, and square stretchers. Imperfections. 30"h. 58.5"w. 32"d.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $2,337


REDWARE PIE PLATE, American, mid 19th century. Coggled rim and yellow slip decoration "Marys Dish". Flakes. 9.25"d. Sold at Garth's, lot 772, April 11/12, 2003.

Condition Report: One large shallow chip in top edge approximately .75" long by .75" wide; minor flakes; crazing through out top with staining; minor glaze ware to center.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $600-1,200

Price Realized: $2,280


GRAPE CLUSTER KUGEL, Germany, late 19th century. Cobalt cluster of grapes, 4"h. Ex Helen Porter (Ohio).

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $150-250

Price Realized: $523


PAIR OF FOLKSY PORTRAITS (AMERICAN SCHOOL, MID 19TH CENTURY), Oil on canvas, unsigned. Depicts a man in a black coat holding a feather pen and a woman in a black dress with white collar holding a book. 26.25"h. 21.25"w., in a gilt frame, 32"h. 27.25"w.

Condition Report: The man has three small holes. The woman has two quarter-size areas of varnish crackling and faint inpainting. She has also has a dent in the middle of the canvas. Both have dry surface. Late frames have gold repaint. Both have earrings. Lady has a small area of inpainting on right side. Both have been cleaned.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $400-800

Price Realized: $2,040


QUEEN ANNE CANDLESTAND, New England, 18th century, mixed woods. Round top, baluster shaft, and snake feet, and with old, grungy green paint. 25"h. Ex Elise Beaven (New Jersey), ex Roger Bacon (New Hampshire).

Condition Report: Our apologies for the error in the spelling of the Beaven family name within the printed catalog. Paint is likely early 20th century and has crackled and darkened. Top has been cleaned some, exposing more of a blue-green paint and a yellowed varnish. The label visible in the photograph contains only physical description information.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $2,460


PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL (AMERICAN SCHOOL, MID 19TH CENTURY), Pastel on paper, unsigned. Depicting a young girl wearing a blue dress and holding a pink rose. 18"h. 15.25"w., in a gilt frame, 21.25"h. 18.5"w.

Condition Report: Tear at the top proper left corner, about 1.5 inches in length.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $1,080


NEW YORK JACQUARD COVERLET, Jefferson County, 1846, wool and cotton. Center seam, double weave. Dark blue and natural with floral and star centerfield, tree and picket fence border, and eagle logo with location, date and client's name "Hannah G. March". 81.5" x 94".

Possibly woven by Henry Tyler. See Clarita Anderson, American Coverlets and their Weavers, p.14-17.

Condition Report: All over toning, edge wear and minor sewn repair.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $900


WILLIAM AND MARY GATE-LEG TABLE, America or England, 18th century, mahogany. Typical form with baluster turnings. Imperfections. 30"h. 18"w. (closed) 56"w. (open) 47"d.

Condition Report: It is walnut, not mahogany; the hinges are 4th or 5th generation, age cracks; one leg with a sizable split (now stable); the color is not consistent across the underside of the top.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $4,920


THE WITHERED ROSEBUD BY EDWIN WEYBURN GOODWIN (NEW YORK, 1800-1845), Oil on canvas, signed and titled with partial date on the chair. Portrait of a young girl dressed in white with a pink rosebud. Behind her is an autumnal landscape. In a painted frame, 38.5"h. 31"w.

Condition Report: Some inpainting around the head and two areas on the chair that includes the title line (probably an enhancement) but not the signature.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $3,600


CHIPPENDALE CANDLE STAND, Possibly Connecticut, 4th quarter-18th century, cherry. Porringer top with a baluster shaft and snake feet. 25.5"h. Ex Bill Samaha (Ohio).

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $600-1,200

Price Realized: $2,040


WRIGGLEWORK COFFEE POT, Pennsylvania, 1st quarter-19th century, tin. Unusual reticulated lid and base. Typical form with floral designs including tulips. Some loss and repairs, 15"h. Ex Edna Wise, sold at Garth's, August 2008, lot 1 (Realized Price was $2,820).

Condition Report: Repairs and loss to the base with some new metal added; the hinge has a small repair and some loss to the lid within the cutout area; minor separation at the elbow of the spout.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $1,800-3,600

Price Realized: $1,440


NEW HAMPSHIRE SAMPLER, Hillsborough County,1827, silk on linen. Rectangular centerfield of alphabets, numbers and pious verse, small floral sprays in lower corners over pictorial of yellow house, placed on a lawn and detailed with lights surrounding the front door, two large trees flank the house and two double handled flower baskets round out the scene. Vigorous rose vines climb the side borders ending with weeping willows and a diamond checked vase of flowers. Signed "Wrought by Nancy Wason AD 1827 ag'd 10 yrs". Unfaded colors, no evidence of having been framed, 16.5"h 19.5"w.

Nancy Wason the fourth of nine children born to Robert Wason (dates unknown) and Nancy Batchelder (1789-1863) of New Boston, New Hampshire. Born in 1816, Nancy lived with various siblings until she married a well-to do Connecticut farmer, Henry L Johnson (1808-1895), in 1878 at the age of sixty-two.

Condition Report: Minor fading and staining. Well cataloged.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $2,200-3,200

Price Realized: $11,440


THREE TIN CANDLE SCONCES, American, 1st half-19th century. Pair with crimped crest and two candle sockets. 10.5"h. Sold at Garth's, April 22/23, 2005, lot 132. And a single punched sconce with crimped crest. 12"h. Ex Robert Thayer (Connecticut).

Condition Report: Larger sconces: Dents and pitting through out; re-soldered joints. Smaller sconce: Broken solder joint; dents through out.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $500-800

Price Realized: $1,320


SAILOR ART PIE CRIMPER, American, early 19th century, bone. Tour de force pie crimper with six wheels, two with heart cutouts, and a pierce carved handle that includes a star. Varnished. 7.5"l.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $2,040


WOOL WHOLE CLOTH QUILT, Probably American, late 18th-early 19th century, wool. Soft red with tan twill backing. Each side composed of two panels. Hand quilted in alternate rows of chevrons and leaf design. 76" x 77".

Condition Report: Faded areas, old repairs, lining has all over light staining and a few small holes.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $300-600

Price Realized: $1,560


INLAID FEDERAL TILT TOP CANDLE STAND, Boston, ca.1790, mahogany. Octagonal top with crossbanding and central panel of flame birch surrounded by inlaid lunettes, on an urn shaft and tripod base. Retains old finish. 28.5"h.

Although many cabinetmakers used lunette inlay, it was most famously used in the shop of John and Thomas Seymour.

Condition Report: Some minor veneer splits and separation on top.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $3,960


SET OF SIX FEDERAL CHAIRS, Attributed to Annapolis or Baltimore, Maryland, ca. 1800, mahogany. Includes five side chairs and one armchair, with round backs and bellflower-inlaid backs and legs. 19"h. seat, 38"h. overall.

For a related chair, see Baltimore Furniture: The Work of Baltimore and Annapolis Cabinetmakers from 1760 to 1810, catalog entry 54.

Condition Report: One chair with replacements and currently de-upholstered; other chairs with later upholstery, but some early under-upholstery. Two of the side chairs have one front foot ended out; a few small pieced repairs to the backs with glue added to some of the joints; expected surface wear.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $6,000


CHIPPENDALE SERPENTINE-FRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS, Massachusetts or Connecticut, ca.1780, cherry and pine. Overhanging top, four graduated drawers, and ogee bracket feet. Retains period brasses and and old finish. Minor imperfections. 33"h. 39"w. 22"d.

Condition Report: Case is 34" wide and 19.5" deep. One front foot with a crack, one back foot missing the lower 3.5". Age split to proper left side. Finish is probably original, but has been cleaned. The top is made of two boards.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $9,000


CARVED HEPPLEWHITE SIDE CHAIR, Stamped for Stephen Badlam, Dorchester, Massachusetts, and "SF", probably for Samuel Fiske, Salem Massachusetts, ca.1790, mahogany. Shield back with floral and wheat carving and legs with floral carving and stop-fluting. Upholstered in yellow silk. 17"h. seat, 37"h. overall.

Sold at Garth's Auction November 29, 2013.

Estimate: $500-800

Price Realized: $1,920


IMPORTANT STAMPED "ANDREW COFFMAN / ROCKINGHAM VA." SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt glazed, "3" gallon capacity, tall ovoid form with high collar, plain rim and applied arched, grooved handles. Brushed cobalt triple-bloom floral decoration on both sides, additional cobalt dashes on collar. (Reserve). Andrew Coffman, Beldor area of eastern Rockingham Co.

Circa 1840-1853. 13.25" H, 7.75" D rim, 7" D base.

Excellent condition, three small chips to rim and another to underside of one handle, several very light exterior-only hairlines to base.

Published: Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 59, fig. 81.

Provenance: Descended in the family of Carey P. Martin.

Exhibited: "'A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware,' The Rockingham County, Virginia School of Folk Pottery", Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, September 7 - December 30, 2004, No. 81.

Catalogue Note: This jar bears a seemingly unique Andrew Coffman stamp featuring his entire first name, and his only documented capacity mark. In fact, there are only seven recorded pieces signed by Andrew Coffman in total. Coffman is credited with introducing this particular high collar form to Rockingham County, probably at his Cold Spring Factory east of Elkton. It was mimicked widely by Coffman's sons as well as by J. D. Heatwole, and to a lesser extent by Emanuel Suter.

Andrew Coffman was born in New Market, Virginia in 1795 and may have received training in the potting profession as a youth from Jacob and/or Christian Adam, important earthenware manufacturers who had recently moved from Hagerstown, Maryland. Little is known of Coffman's early life, but John Zigler's account books record Andrew Coffman as an employee at his Timberville, Rockingham Co. pottery (six miles west of New Market) during the years 1829 to 1839. This time at Timberville was a formative period for Coffman, an era in his life when he evolved as both a craftsman and as a student of the business. After this period in Timberville, he established his Cold Spring Factory at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountain near Elkton and began producing stoneware, eventually employing or training a number of other important Shenandoah Valley potters, including John D. Heatwole. All five of Coffman's sons became potters, and two of his daughters married potters. Coffman's style and decorations were widely mimicked by other Shenandoah Valley potters, and he is also believed to have introduced a new form in Shenandoah Valley stoneware with his production of short, bulbous lidded preserve jars with applied arched handles, dubbed "squat pots"" Highly sought after today, these preserve jars were undoubtedly held in similar high esteem by their original owners. Both literally and figuratively the father of Rockingham County pottery, Andrew Coffman is considered to be a pioneer in Shenandoah Valley stoneware, and the offering of this three gallon jar with extremely rare mark and capacity stamp represents a unique opportunity to obtain a seminal piece by an important Southern craftsman.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $5,000-8,000

Price Realized: $10,350


COFFMAN FAMILY, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE SQUAT POT WITH COVER, salt glazed, compressed ovoid form with heavy neck bead, plain rim and applied arched handles, incised script "Watermellon", with what appears to be its original cover. Pot with brushed cobalt trumpet flower decoration on each side. Outstanding color and contrast. Andrew Coffman or one of his sons, Beldor area of eastern Rockingham Co. 1845-1860. 7" HOA, 6.25" H rim, 5.25" x 5.5" D rim, 6.625" D base.

Excellent condition having only a shallow chip to top of rim and a very faint, exterior only spider hairline under one handle, cover with a chip to inner flange and two flakes to finial.

Literature: See Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 40, fig. 28 for a virtually identical example incised "Pear".

Provenance: Property of an Augusta Co., VA private collector.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $6,900


JOHN GEORGE SCHWEINFURT, NEW MARKET, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA EARTHENWARE / REDWARE SPRIG MOLD, unglazed, depicting a bird on branch with sprig, incised "15 / G S / 1851" on verso. Circa 1851. 1.75" x 1.75".

Undamaged.

Published: Elmer Smith - Pottery: A Utilitarian Folk Craft, p. 29.

Literature: Parallels Comstock - Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 310, fig. 5.308.

Provenance: Collection of Gail and the late Charlie Lohr, Broadway, VA.

Ex-collection of Elmer Smith.

Catalogue Note: The examples that Comstock illustrate are from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection at Colonial Williamsburg. They were acquired from Henry Tusing of New Market, the grandson of John George Schweinfurt. It is likely that Schweinfurt brought these molds with him when he immigrated from Germany around 1855.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $690


STAMPED "J. KEISTER & CO. / STRASBURG VA," SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt glazed, "2" gallon capacity mark, graceful ovoid form with shoulder ring, squared rim and applied arched handles. Brushed cobalt dropped flower and feather decoration below rim. Excellent color and contrast. Circa 1857-1870. 12.5" H, 7.5" D rim.

Excellent undamaged condition.

Provenance: Collection of Jessie and the late Eugene Long, Broadway, VA.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $1,725


AMERICAN SLIP-DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE DISH, lead glazed, inscribed "Cheap Dish" flanking a central corkscrew-like ornament, coggled rim. Pennsylvania or New England. Mid 19th century. 11" D.

Y-shape crack from rim into center.

Provenance: Property of an Augusta Co., VA private collector.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $100-200

Price Realized: $1,265






SPITZER SHOP ATTRIBUTED, NEW MARKET, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA KENTUCKY-STYLE LONG RIFLE, strongly figured tiger maple full-stock with engraved and pierced brass patchbox, silver inlays including thumb plate, cheek-piece cartouche, double-blossom ornament below the cheek piece, and seven (of eight) double-head barrel-pin plates, incised and fluted scrolls on butt-stock. Later percussion conversion. Reserve. Probably Henry Spitzer (1767-1840), New Market, Shenandoah Co., VA. First quarter 19th century. 41.75" barrel, 56.5" LOA.

Very good as-found condition, some light cracks at lock and back plates, one with an old copper-patch repair, loss of several pieces of silver inlay, other expected imperfections.

Literature: Parallels Butler/Whisker - Long Rifles of Virginia, pp. 94, 95.

Provenance: Property of Joe Moffett Brock, Harrisonburg, VA.

By descent from Myra and Jubal Wunder, Moore's Store, Shenandoah Co., VA.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $7,475


VIRGINIA RIB-TYPE PAINTED WOVEN SPLINT EGG BASKET, white oak, very finely woven kidney form with single rim, arched handle, and wooden-peg construction. Outstanding early green-painted dry surface and patina. Found in Northumberland Co., VA. Mid 19th century. 7.25" HOA, 4.25" H rim, 7" D.

Fine overall condition, body with no losses and only a few minute breaks, rim with some losses to wraps.

Provenance: From a Shenandoah Valley collection.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $200-300

Price Realized: $1,955


ELLENOR LINNAHAN, 1807 PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, two lines of letters and verse above an upper panel inscribed "Ellenor Linnahan is my name / And with my needle I work'd the same / And by this work you'll plainly see / What care my parents take of me", flanked by wreaths containing family member's initials, lower half featuring a two-story house flanked by weeping willow trees with a fence and gate in foreground, lower edge inscribed "1807 / Ellenor Linnahan worked in my 13th year", all within an undulating flower and vine border. Later gilt frame. 16.5" x 11.5" sight.

Very good condition, some losses to wide stitching in yard, toning at top, several very small holes in foundation, small loss to one edge.

Provenance: Property from the Trestle Brook Collection of New Jersey.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $1,380




PENNSYLVANIA CAST-IRON SIX-PLATE STOVE, "Depart from Evil", cast at the Warwick Furnace, Chester Co., for John Potts ironmaster in 1764. All six plates are present, lacking door, connecting rods and stand. Dated 1764. Side plates 24" x 27", end plates 24" x 16".

Very well preserved with most designs well defined, no cracks, loss of one connecting tab on bottom plate.

Literature: See Mercer - The Bible in Iron, fig. 256.

Provenance: Recently discovered in Albemarle Co., VA.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $8,625


MID-ATLANTIC CAST-IRON ROOSTER FIGURAL DOORSTOP, solid full body, fan-tail style with large comb. Traces of original green paint. Possibly cast at a Shenandoah, Page or Rockingham Co., Virginia furnace. Second half 19th century. 6.25" H, 6.75" W.

Good condition with expected light pitting and rust.

Provenance: From an old Shenandoah Valley collection.

From an estate auction near Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah Co., VA.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $200-300

Price Realized: $1,840


1813 CATHERINE REINHART, SHENANDOAH CO., VIRGINIA FRAKTUR BY PETER BERNHART, watercolor and ink on a partially printed paper form, tulips and other foliate decorations surround the central reserve inscribed in German for Reinhart born November 11, 1805, father Ludwig Reinhart and mother Susana born Mohlevin, signed by Bernhart and dated 1813 across the lower edge. In a modern frame with mat outside of sheet. (Reserve). Drawn and scribed by Peter Bernhart, schoolmaster and post rider, Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA. Circa 1813. 6,625" x 8.125" sheet.

Good condition, several vertical folds, some smudges and light stains, small scattered later pencil marks to lower field. Not examined out of frame.

Published: Paul/HRHS - Bernhart & Company, p. 46.

Provenance: Property of a Shenandoah Valley collector.

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, 11/12/11, lot 426.

Ex-collection of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).

Purchased from Pastor Frederick S. Weiser, 1974.

Catalogue Note: Most of Bernhart's patrons were from his home county of Rockingham. Only a few examples executed for Shenandoah Co. families are known to exist.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $2,070






IMPORTANT GROUP OF THOMAS BOYLE CAMPBELL (1796-1858), WINCHESTER, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA SILVERSMITH ARTICLES, comprising: (1) a miniature portrait (c. 1818 - 1823) of Thomas Boyle Campbell depicting a confident young man at the beginning of what would become a long and prosperous career, watercolor on ivory in original rolled gold frame, verso with hair reserve and cut gold initials "TBC", inscribed "1823" and "Born March 10, 1796" below the reserve– The interior of the case is additionally inscribed "32/TBC/May 1st, 1818/Lynchburg". (2) An oil on canvas portrait (c. 1840) of Thomas Boyle Campbell, rendition slightly later than the miniature portrait, depicting a well-established citizen and person of authority– Period frame, early inscription on stretcher "Thomas B. Campbell", canvas stamp verso for artist supply firm of Ed. Dechaux, New York– (3) Five coin silver slim-fiddle teaspoons likely from Campbell's personal service, each with "TBC" in rectangle mark, four matching engraved "Campbell", the fifth engraved "TC". (4) Group of Thomas Campbell-related documents including three items from the 1830's and 1840's bearing Campbell's signature, an 1895 contract for the sale of Campbell property in Winchester, VA, and a copy of the 1907 will and related documents pertaining to Thomas Campbell's daughter, Ann Virginia Jones. Miniature 2.625" x 2.125"; painting 29.5" x 24.5" sight size; 40" x 35" OA size; spoons 5.75" and 6.25" L.

Miniature and four matching spoons in excellent condition; oil portrait as found with small areas of paint flaking and separations from stretcher, frame with losses; single spoon with old repair at bowl, documents very good to excellent.

Published: Miniature in Cutten - Silversmiths Of Virginia (1952), p. 209; and Hollan - Virginia Silversmiths (2010), p. 130. The spoons recorded in Hollan - Virginia Silversmiths (2010), p. 132.

Provenance: Property of Thomas S. Bell, a direct descendent of Thomas Boyle Campbell.

Catalogue Note: Thomas Boyle Campbell (jeweler, watchmaker, and silversmith) was born in Virginia in 1796 as the sixth of seven children. Raised in a family of silversmiths, Thomas likely trained and worked as a youth under his older brother OA, their father having died in 1800. In 1814 at age eighteen, he was apprenticed to his brother's uncle, John Victor, a principal in the Lynchburg partnership of Williams and Victor. Following his apprenticeship in Lynchburg and not long after the death of his brother William L. Thomas likely returned to work in Winchester for other silversmiths such as Daniel Hartman until forming his own partnership in 1823 with James Meredith under the firm name "Meredith & Campbell"" The partnership was short-lived, however, and, after dissolution of the business, Campbell advertised under his own name in 1824 and remained independent for the next twenty-five years in Winchester. Late in life in 1850, Thomas Campbell entered into a Winchester business partnership with one Robert I. W. Polk to form the firm "Campbell & Polk"" After several years together, the Campbell and Polk joint venture dissolved in 1856, and Thomas remained independent during the final years of his life. He died in Winchester, on November 18, 1858 and is buried at Mount Hebron Cemetery in the city. He is recognized as one of the preeminent silversmiths of Virginia and his work is represented in numerous private and public collections.

The newly discovered inscription on the interior case of the miniature corroborates Lynchburg tax records for 1817 and 1818 relating to Campbell that are referenced by Hollan in Virginia Silversmiths. This period immediately followed his apprenticeship with John Victor in Lynchburg and provides evidence that Campbell was still in the city as late as 1818. The significance of the two sets of dates inscribed in the case is not known at this time, but this new information provides interesting additional evidence of Thomas Campbell's whereabouts during a period of his life about which little is known.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Price Realized: $20,700


IMPORTANT SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA FEDERAL WALNUT CHILD'S CHEST OF DRAWERS, the dovetailed case featuring a rectangular top with applied moldings above four graduated scratch-beaded drawers, raised on a fully framed base attached with glue blocks to the case and featuring a serpentine cut-out skirt and modified straight French feet. Yellow pine secondary wood, original oval brasses stamped "WJ" under the bail. Inscribed on back boards "Mrs. Joseph Bell gave this Beauro (sic) to Virginia M. Henkel when Virginia was a little girl. Mrs. Bell was one of the neighbors". Old mellow refinish. Probably Winchester, VA. Circa 1810. 23.5" H, 22" x 13" case.

Excellent original condition, small patch to top, light wear.

Provenance: Collection of Jessie and the late Eugene Long, Broadway, VA.

Purchased at the Virginia M. Henkel estate auction, New Market, VA in the 1960s.

Descended in the Bell and Henkel families of Winchester, VA.

Catalogue Notes: This chest's history, style, materials, and construction features all firmly align it with a small group of case pieces associated with a presently unknown cabinet shop or network of cabinet shops in the Winchester and New Market areas of the Shenandoah Valley. The skirt and more vertical foot profiles are nearly identical to a chest of drawers, a linen press, and a small spice/valuables chest, all in private collections, and a desk from the Houston family in the collection of The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA. Each of these pieces has a strong Winchester association and exhibits walnut as a primary wood, identical moldings and scratch-beading, distinctive, fine dovetailing to the drawers, and the characteristic framed base construction. Additionally, the discovery in 2009 by JSE & Associates of the signed James McCann desk from the Evans/McCann shop in New Market with remarkably similar style, materials, and construction, including the framed and blocked base, as well as a linen press in a private collection attributed to the same shop, adds another layer of information to that which has already been discovered about the group. Taken in total, all of this evidence points to, at the very least, a distinctive regional cabinetmaking style in the lower Shenandoah Valley marked by the construction of Hepplewhite-style case pieces on a fully framed base with modified French feet, using extensive glue-blocking to secure the frame to the dovetailed case. Research on this furniture group is ongoing.

Preliminary research into the named Bell and Henkel owners of this chest indicates that in 1900 three-year-old Virginia Henkel (1897-1964) lived with her father, Dr. Alfred Henkel (b. 1861), and mother, Maggie Henkel (b. 1863), across the street from the Bell family in Winchester. In that same year (1900), Joseph Bell, Jr. (b. 1863) was listed as a cabinetmaker by trade. It is not presently known where Joseph Bell, Jr. learned his cabinetmaking trade or if there were earlier Bell family members working as cabinetmakers in the region before 1900. While no definitive evidence has surfaced as yet which clearly points to a Bell cabinetmaking shop in Winchester as the likely maker of this child's chest or any of the other pieces identified in the group, the possibility does exist that a Bell family member constructed the child's chest early in the 19th century and then passed the piece down to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bell, Jr., who then gave the piece to Mrs. Virginia Henkel around the turn of the 20th century. Virginia M. Henkel moved to New Market later in her life, and this child's chest was sold in the 1960's at the sale of her estate where it was purchased by the late Eugene Long of Broadway, VA.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $24,150


WINCHESTER, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA CHIPPENDALE WALNUT DESK AND BOOKCASE, in two sections, the bookcase top with cove-molded cornice above two finely-figured, book-matched crotch-walnut door panels framed by astragal moldings and a lower candle slide; the desk featuring a hinged fall board concealing a full-developed interior highlighted by a finely-figured prospect door flanked by fluted document drawers surmounted by spiral-carved floral elements, above four graduated lip-molded drawers flanked by fluted quarter columns; the whole raised on ogee bracket feet. Yellow pine secondary wood, appropriate, but non-original bail brasses. Reserve. Attributed to the Frye-Martin Shops, Winchester, Virginia. Circa 1785-1800. 87.5" HOA, 40" WOA, 22" D desk"

Fine condition with a warm surface, minor patches and repairs commensurate with age and use, back foot facings reset, front feet restored, base molding of the bookcase and one side support for the candle slide restored.

Provenance: Ex-Sumpter Priddy III, Inc., Alexandria, VA.

Catalogue Note: This stately and refined desk and bookcase is similar in design, construction, and ornamentation to several other case pieces attributed to the Frye-Martin cabinet shops operating during the fourth quarter of the 18th century in Winchester, Virginia. The astragal-molded framing to the door panels, and, most importantly, the spiral-carved floral ornaments present on the interior, are distinctive features on pieces from the Winchester area. Noteworthy parallels to the use of this decorative motif adorn a corner cupboard at Cherry Row on Apple Pie Ridge, just outside of Winchester, as well as a number of long rifles from the area in which the floral ornament is manifested in distinctive patch-box designs. This desk and bookcase survives in fine condition and represents a sophisticated, yet restrained, example of early Virginia furniture in the neat and plain style so popular in the early American South.

Sold at Jeffrey S. Evans Auctioneers November 16, 2013.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $13,800


AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED. WEST, JOHN. New York, Jan 2, 1682. 2pp, folio; some creasing & staining. To William Penn. Letter of civility & ceremony - so docketed from the Secretary of the Council & Town Clerk of the City of New York to William Penn.

Sold at Freemans Auction November 14, 2013.

Estimate: $250-400

Price Realized: $4,688


AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED. PENN, WILLIAM. Hammersmith (London), 30th, 10mo, 1689. 2pp, 4to; moderate creasing & light toning, small chip just touching a few words. To "Thos. Lloyd, Jo. Simcock, Thos. Janney, Robt. Turner, John Eccle, Ar. Cook, Saml. Richardson, Saml. Carpenter or any of three of them." Relating to the appointment of a Deputy Governor for Pennsylvania. Signed twice, at closing & address. Signature clear.

Sold at Freemans Auction November 14, 2013.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $7,500


ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH BIAYS ORD (PHILADELPHIA, 1805-1865) CITY VIEW FROM RIVER, POSSIBLY OF PHILADELPHIA

Retains faint signature, "J.B.Ord," oil on canvas, painted in a feigned oval, unframed.

15 in. x 18.75 in.

Relined, and new stretcher, inpainting around edge of canvas and inner oval, scattered inpainting to image, appears to have been a repaired tear in sky right, slight crack to left sky

Sold at Freemans Auction November 14, 2013.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $6,250


BRASS SURVEYOR'S COMPASS, EDWARD DUFFIELD (1720-1801), PHILADELPHIA, PA

The silvered face marked, "Edward Duffield Philada," fitted in original wood case with brass brackets.

L: 13.5 in. (compass)

PROVENANCE: Property from a Prominent Somerset County Estate.

Sold at Freemans Auction November 14, 2013.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $10,625
RARE DIMINUTIVE PAINTED AND DECORATED STEPBACK CORNER CUPBOARD, inscribed "Jacob Orwig" and "Elizabeth Orwig" and dated "1861," possibly York County

Molded cornice above single glazed door on base with single drawer and two raised panel doors on bracket base, painted red, green and yellow and decorated with flowerheads, sprigs and tulips.

H: 78 in. W: 32 in. D: approx. 22 in.

PROVENANCE: Property from the McKnight Collection, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

Jacob Orwig (1802-1886) married Elisabeth Kashner (1842-1864) in 1858. They resided at the Orwig family farm in Hopewell Township, York County .

Wear to edges and paint loss to upper doors around hardware- large flake missing to left front of center drawer, wood loss and wear to top and edge of right lower door at closing cleat ,deck with worn paint, scratches, and some discoloration, scattered paint loss and scuffs to moldings and edges.

Sold at Freemans Auction November 14, 2013.

Estimate: $25,000-50,000

Price Realized: $21,250


BARTRAM, WILLIAM. TRAVELS THROUGH NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA, EAST AND WEST FLORIDA, Philadelphia: James & Johnson, 1791. 1st ed. 8vo, contemp sheep, morocco spine label; rubbed & worn, covers detached, spine & label often rubbed away. With frontis, fold map & 7 plates (1 fold). Scattered light foxing, light to moderate toning & offsetting, occasional staining in margins.

Howes B-2223; Evans 23159.

Sold at Freemans Auction November 14, 2013.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $4,375
CENTERPIECE OF THE 1ST BATTALION, 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT COLOR, late 18th century.

Double-sided, polychrome paint on silk ground, crossed olive branches and star enclosing oval reserve with ship in harbor flying a red flag, with rising sun on horizon, and inscribed, "1784: Sigillum Reipublicae Neo Hantolensis" and below, "1st Battn N-H 2d Regt," framed.

27 in. x 22 in. (sight)

PROVENANCE: Private Collection.

John Armiger Collection, 1991-2005.

Collection of William Guthman, sold 1991

Possibly the earliest extant State flag of New Hampshire, the color follows the description of the state seal published in 1785, "The Seal...contains a Field encompassed with Laurel; intended to show that the right of assuming Arms or Bearing was won in the Field-the Laurel is also Figurative of imploring the smiles of Heaven...On the Field is a Ship on the Stocks, with American Banners, and a Rising-Sun to denote New-Hampshire's being the Easternmost State. The Sun may also be considered as an Emblem of Prosperity in Business and the Ship as a Staple of this State, and Figurative of Defense and Protection..." The adoption of Federal militia law and practices of 1792 changed the design of Regimental colors to a blue ground rather than white, and use of the national symbol of the eagle and the New Hampshire state seal, adopted in 1788.

Sold at Freemans Auction November 14, 2013.

Estimate: $18,000-25,000

Price Realized: $16,250


PAINTED WILLIAM AND MARY TAVERN TABLE, 18th century.

Oval top on boldly turned vase and ring form legs with turned feet, joined by rectangular stretchers, brown painted.

H: 25.5 in. W: 32.5 in. D: 22 in.

Sold at Freemans Auction November 13, 2013.

Estimate: $600-800

Price Realized: $6,875


AN EXTREMELY RARE PAINTED CAST IRON AND LEAD MECHANICAL "COASTING BANK," design attributed to Charles A. Bailey (1848-1926) for J. & E. Stevens CO., Cromwell.

The painted lead figure of a baby with outstretched arms sits atop a sled, his legs straddling the coin slot; the sled plummets down a steep, cast steel, gold-painted track, held aloft by two poles stemming from the red-painted, rectangular base with openwork, geometric design flanking the cast iron title "Coasting.Bank"; the coin is deposited in a triangular cast lead receptacle, painted green with gold floral scrollwork.

H: 5.75 in. L: 9.5 in. W: 2.5 in.

PROVENANCE: Found in Peebles, Scotland.

Descended in the family to the present owner.

The "Black Tulip" of mechanical banks, the Coasting Bank had heretofore existed only in an 1884 illustrated catalogue. To the extent of our knowledge, this is the only known example of the Coasting Bank and consequently, is the first of its kind to be offered at auction.

In his article "Coasting Bank," Hobbies Magazine, April 1955, F.H. Griffith chronicles William J. Stackhouse's discovery of an illustration and description of the Coasting Bank on page 426 of Ehrick's Fashion Quarterly, Volume X, No. 4, Winter 1884 (see figs. 1 & 2). According to Griffith, "this bank is not known to be in any collection and the catalog offers us our first information about it."

Although there is no patent information available for the Coasting Bank, certain strikingly conspicuous features warrant an attribution to the illustrious bank designer Charles A. Bailey. Bailey worked for J. & E. Stevens Company from the 1880s to about 1915 when he established himself as an independent designer and manufacturer. He is responsible for many great mechanical banks, including the rare Bismark Pig Bank and the Germania Exchange Bank, both featured alongside the Coasting Bank in the aforementioned advertisement. Bailey had a known penchant for utilizing lead or white metal; the Coasting Bank's cast lead figure, therefore, serves to reaffirm the attribution. Given their similarities in general action and overall design--especially with regards to the cast floral scroll work present on both triangular coin receptacles--, this bank might have served as the predecessor to the "Shoot the Chute" mechanical bank designed by Charles A. Bailey for J. & E. Stevens Co. in 1906.

Sold at Freemans Auction November 13, 2013.

Estimate: $30,000-50,000

Price Realized: $266,500
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