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PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED POPLAR BUCKET BENCH, ca. 1850, retaining its original red surface, 53" h., 44" w. Provenance: Estate of Clyde Youtz. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $10,665


WILLOUGHBY SHADE BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA WRIGGLEWORK COFFEE POT, ca. 1840, profusely decorated with stylized tulips and distelfinks, the base inscribed Sarah Gargas and the handle stamped W.Shade, 11" h. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $4,000-8,000

Price Realized: $2,607


CHARLES C. HOFFMANN (GERMAN/AMERICAN 1821-1882), oil on tin View's of the Buildings & Surroundings of the Berks County Almshouse, the central bird's-eye view surrounded by six vignettes of outbuildings, dated lower right June 6th 1879, 33" x 40".

Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $50,000-80,000

Price Realized: $112,575


MASSACHUSETTS FEDERAL MAHOGANY TALL CASE CLOCK, ca. 1790, with a Roxbury case and an eight-day works, the painted dial inscribed Aaron Willard Boston, 104 1/2" h. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $33,180


NEW YORK CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY CARD TABLE, ca. 1770, the serpentine top with blocked corners above a conforming apron with a gadrooned edge supported by cabriole legs, terminating in ball in claw feet, 27" h., 34" w.

Provenance: Leigh Keno.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $10,000-20,000

Price Realized: $26,070


18K GOLD PORRINGER BEARING THE HALLMARK OF William Forbes New York, inscribed Ball, Tompkins & Black, Successors to Marquand & Co. New York, with a presentation engraving inscribed Mary Phoenix Warren from her parents July 2, 1852, together with an 18K gold spoon bearing the hallmark of Ball Black & Co., Patent 1846 with the same presentation engraving, 166 dwt. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $14,220


PHILADELPHIA COIN SILVER PITCHER, DATED 1832, bearing the touch of Edward Lownes, inscribed Presented to Mr. John S. Barbour by Mr. Bayler & Daughters, 15 1/4" h., 58.4 ozt. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $15,405


LEHIGH VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE DUTCH CUPBOARD, ca. 1840, in two parts, the upper section with two six-lite doors, the base with two drawers over two sunken panel doors, all resting on scrolled feet, retaining its original red flame grained surface, 84" h., 51 1/2" w., 19 1/2" d. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $16,590


SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA REDWARE PLATE, EARLY 19th c., with vibrant yellow and green slip tulip and flower decoration, 11 1/4" dia. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $14,220


OIL ON BOARD OF WILLIAM PENN SIGNING A TREATY WITH THE NATIVE AMERICANS, signed on verso J. Scott 1850, 10" x 15 5/8". Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $4,029


PHILADELPHIA QUEEN ANNE WALNUT COMPASS SEAT DINING CHAIR, ca. 1750, the shell carved crest with double volutes above a highly figured solid vasiform splat and compass seat supported by cabriole legs with shell and volute carved knees terminating in trifid feet. Provenance: Descended in the Scott family to the present owner. Another side chair, possibly from the same set as the present chair, was sold Sotheby's, January 19th, 2008, lot 109. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $20,000-40,000

Price Realized: $52,140


CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE DOWER CHEST, ca. 1815, having three drawers over a scalloped apron, all resting on flared French feet, retaining its original red and blue hex and star decoration on an ivory background, with a yellow background behind the drawers, 31" h., 49" w. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $12,000-18,000

Price Realized: $45,030


DELAWARE VALLEY CHIPPENDALE WALNUT ARMCHAIR, ca. 1770, the shell and volute carved crest above a pierced and voluted splat with a trapezoidal slip seat, resting in a shell carved frame supported by cabriole legs terminating in ball and claw feet.

Provenance: Delaware Museum of Natural History.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Price Realized: $35,550


LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA, WALNUT SCHRANK, late 18th c., the bold cornice over a case with tombstone panel doors resting on a base with three drawers supported by ogee bracket feet, 86" h., 69" w. Property sold with the approval of the trustees of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to benefit acquisition funds. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $12,000-18,000

Price Realized: $28,440


PHILADELPHIA CHIPPENDALE WALNUT SECRETARY BOOKCASE, ca. 1755, the upper section with a broken arch bonnet with carved rosettes and applied shell and spandrels, over two tombstone panel doors and candleslides, resting on a base with a fall front enclosing a fitted interior above three short and three long drawers supported by bracket feet, 99 1/4" h., 38 1/4" w. Property sold with the approval of the trustees of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to benefit acquisition funds. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $37,920




PENNSYLVANIA OR VIRGINIA PAINTED PINE OVAL BENTWOOK BOX, ca. 1830, retaining its original red and white spotted pinwheel and floral decoration on a black ground, 5" h., 13 1/4" w. A related example, probably by the same hand, sold at Northeast Auctions on August 4, 2012, lot 507. Sold at Pook and Pook October 5-6, 2012.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $33,180


PENNSYLVANIA REDWARE PIE PLATE, 19th c., attributed to Diehl Pottery with yellow, green, and brown stylized tree decoration, 7 7/8" dia. Sold at Pook and Pook October 27, 2012.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $20,145


BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED DOWER CHEST, DATED 1789, attributed to Beiber, inscribed Catharina Reichner, the front decorated with two large hearts flanked by tulip vines on a red and yellow stippled surface, above two long drawers and straight bracket feet, inscribed inside the till drawer Jacob Reichner 1788 Oley, 29" h., 47" w. Sold at Pook and Pook October 27, 2012.

Estimate: $25,000-35,000

Price Realized: $28,440


PENNSYLVANIA REDWARE PIE PLATE, 19th c., attributed to Diehl pottery, with yellow, green, and brown slip tulip decoration, 7 3/4" dia. Sold at Pook and Pook October 27, 2012.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $17,775


EPHRATA CLOISTER PRINTED AND HAND COLORED FRAKTUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE, DATED 1784, for Catharina Weydmannin, born in 1768, Cocallico Township, Lancaster County, the decoration by Henrich Otto and the handwriting by Henrich Dulheuer, 13 1/2" x 17". Sold at Pook and Pook October 27, 2012.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $8,295


APPLIQUÉ BRODERIE PERSE QUILT, early 19th c., possibly New Jersey, with a large central chintz bird tree surrounded by a floral and bird vignette border, with extraordinary double cross-hatch quilting, 96" x 86". An early tag attributes the quilt to Frances Outerbridge and dates it to 1812. Exhibition: Mercer Museum, Bold Patterns, Bright Colors: Graphic Pennsylvania Quilts 1850-1930, May 5 - July 29, 2012.


NEW YORK OR CONNECTICUT STONEWARE GEMEL JUG, ca. 1800, with incised cobalt love birds, 5 1/4" h. A related example was sold at Crocker Farm on October 31, 2009. Sold at Pook and Pook October 27, 2012.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $42,660


JONAS WEBER, LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, ca. 1840, painted pine dresser box, the lid decorated with a red tulip, the sides with tulips and the front with a red brick farm house flanked by trees on a yellow ground, with typical short bracket feet, retaining its original wire loop hinge and tin hasp, 4" h., 6 1/4" w., 3 1/2" d. For a similar example, see Pook & Pook, Inc., Shelley sale, lot 751, April 2007. Sold at Pook and Pook October 27, 2012.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $45,030


BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, SGRAFFITO REDWARE CHARGER, ca. 1810, attributed to Conrad Mumbauer, decorated with a potted tulip, 11 3/4" dia. Illustrated in Beatrice B. Garvan, The Pennsylvania German Collection, pg. 185, fig. 70. Sold at Pook and Pook October 27, 2012.

Estimate: $15,000-20,000

Price Realized: $26,070


JONAS WEBER, LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE DRESSER BOX, dated 1845, the lift lid and sides with leaves and fruit, the front with a farm house flanked by trees above the name Jonas Weber, all on a dark blue ground, retaining its original wire hinges and tin hasp, 5 3/4" h., 10" w., 5 3/4" d. This is the only known example signed by Jonas Weber. Pictured in Wendy Cooper and Lisa Minardi, Paint, Pattern and People, fig. 154. A similar example was also sold at Pook & Pook, Inc., Smith sale, October 2010, lot 68. Exhibition: Winterthur, 2011. Sold at Pook and Pook October 27, 2012.

Estimate: $20,000-25,000

Price Realized: $159,975


LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA COMPASS ARTIST PAINTED POPLAR DOME LID BOX, early 19th c., decorated with red and white flowers and pinwheels on a blue ground, 5" h., 5 1/4" w. Provenance: Henry Kauffman. Sold at Pook and Pook October 27, 2012.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $17,775


JONAS WEBER, LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, ca. 1840, painted trinket box, the lid and sides decorated with flowers and the front with a landscape of trees flanking a flowering bush, all on an orange ground, retaining its original wire hinges and tin hasp, 2 1/4" h., 3 3/4" w., 2 1/4" d. Sold at Pook and Pook October 27, 2012.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $23,700


PENNSYLVANIA REDWARE TART PLATE, 19th c., with yellow and green wavy slip lines crossed into a grid pattern with manganese dots in the centers, 4 1/2" dia. Sold at Pook and Pook October 27, 2012.

Estimate: $4,000-5,000

Price Realized: $18,960


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