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SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA WALNUT AND OAK WAINSCOT ARMCHAIR, ca. 1720, with a fishtail crest and baluster turned arm supports and legs, joined by a box stretcher, retaining an old historic surface.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $4,000-8,000

Price Realized: $9,600


WOODENWARE, 19th c., to include a mortar and pestle, a treen canister, three scoops, a burl bowl, and seven plates.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $400-800

Price Realized: $8,400


PENNSYLVANIA OR SOUTHERN WALNUT AND POPLAR PIE SAFE, ca. 1830, with painted eagle punched tin panels, 49" h., 39" w.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $7,800


PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE FEED BIN, 19th c., retaining an old blue/green surface, 34" h., 40" w.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $400-800

Price Realized: $2,280


TWELVE GLASS KUGEL CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $3,840


PENNSYLVANIA WALNUT PIE CRIMPER, dated 1777, initialed MR, the handle decorated with a bird, heart, and crosshatched decoration, 6" l.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $1,560


LARGE WOODLANDS INDIAN BOWL, early 19th c., of oblong form with pierced handles and an old mellow patina, 9" h., 22" w., 16.25" l. Provenance: Francis Brinton, West Chester, 1930.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $4,000-7,000

Price Realized: $9,600


CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA WALNUT HANGING CUPBOARD, ca. 1780, of a desirable small size, the ogee molded cornice over a tombstone panel door, retaining its original wrought iron rattail hinges, above a lower drop with scalloped sides and a single shelf, 29" h., 18" w. This piece is an exceptional example of the form for both its small size and pristine condition.

Provenance: Mr. Schmuck, York, Pennsylvania, 1926.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $16,800


PENNSYLVANIA HARD PINE TRI-CORNER HAT BOX, late 18th c., 7.25" x 19.5".

Provenance: Hat Box; Francis Brinton, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1937. Hat; purportedly owned by Jonathan Weaver, Goodville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, officer in the Revolution, purchased 1938.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $500-1,000

Price Realized: $22,800


LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA CHIPPENDALE WALNUT SLANT FRONT DESK, ca. 1780, the fall front enclosing a fitted interior with a shell carved prospect door, flanked by acanthus document drawers, above a case with four long drawers, flanked by carved quarter columns supported by ogee bracket feet, 44.75" h., 42.25" w.

Provenance: Edgar and Charlotte Sittig, 1955.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $36,000


ETCHED COLORLESS GLASS DECANTER, 19th c., possibly Pittsburgh, decorated with an American eagle, the reverse inscribed Independence, 9.5" h.

Provenance: David Stockwell, 1941.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $4,080


NEW YORK TYPE I LILY PAD BLUE BLOWN GLASS PITCHER, ca. 1850, attributed to The Lancaster Glass Works, 6 1/4" h.

Provenance: Robert Burkhardt, 1970.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $10,800


NEW YORK STONEWARE CROCK, 19th c., impressed Haxton, Ottoman & Co., Fort Edward NY, having a large branching tree with two ducks on the ground under an overhanging limb, 12" h. Illustrated in Webster, Decorated Stoneware of North America, fig. 181, page 144.

Provenance: Formerly in the Weeks Collection.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $12,000-16,000

Price Realized: $19,200


SOMERSET COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED POPLAR ONE DRAWER STAND, attributed to Jacob Knagy, stenciled on the drawer front Anna Poschman 1877, retaining its original vibrant red flame grained surface, 29 1/2" h., 21 3/4" w., 21" d.

Provenance: Tony Picadio Collection; David Wheatcroft.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $18,000


LARGE MAHANTONGO VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED POPLAR SAFFRON CUP, mid 19th c., with large tulip, rosette, and flower urns with a swag rim all on a red background, 6.25" h.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $15,600


SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE APPLE BOX, ca. 1830, with scalloped and pierced sides, retaining its original red and white floral decoration on a dark blue green ground, 5.5" h., 10" w.

Provenance: Marjorie Schorsch, 1987.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $10,800


PENNSYLVANIA REDWARE FIGURE OF A STANDING DOG WITH A JUG, 19th c., 5.75" h.

Provenance: George Horace Lorimer; Bernard and S. Dean Levy, 1977.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $16,800


MAHANTONGO VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED POPLAR SLANT FRONT DESK, ca. 1830, the fall front central potted tulip, flanked by standing figures and star devices within a potato stamp border, over a case with four drawers with birds, stags, and floral decoration, supported by turned feet, 44" h., 37.75" w.

Provenance: Joe Kindig, Jr.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $30,000-50,000

Price Realized: $66,000


PENNSYLVANIA REDWARE FIGURE OF A MONKEY WITH A JUG, ATOP A RECLINING DOG, 19th c., 5.125" h.

Provenance: Ronald Pook Antiques, 1981.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $21,600


TIN SHEET IRON BIRD COOKIE CUTTER, 19th c., 6.75" h.

Provenance: Clyde Youtz Collection, Conestoga Auction, April 2001, Lot 48.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $1,560


WILHELM SCHIMMEL (CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA 1817-1890), CARVED AND PAINTED SPREAD WINGED EAGLE, retaining its original untouched polychrome surface, 9" h., 12.25" w. According to family history, the eagle was carved for William Byers while Schimmel was staying at William's father's farm around 1875. It has descended directly in the family since.

Exhibited: Abby Aldrich Folk Art Collection, 1965.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $30,000-50,000

Price Realized: $72,000


BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED POPLAR DOWER CHEST, dated 1785, inscribed Eefa Dunckels, the front with two tombstone panels and potted tulips flanked by pillars and heart corners, above three drawers supported by ogee bracket feet, 26" h., 48" w.

Provenance: Descended in the family to the present owner.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $21,600


AMERICAN CARVED WHITE PINE HANGING SPOON RACK, 19th c., with a lollipop finial and an overall pinwheel and sawtooth decoration, retaining an old blue over red surface, 25.5" h., 13" w.

Sold at Pook and Pook October 4, 2014.

Estimate: $4,000-8,000

Price Realized: $10,200


FEDERAL MAHOGANY AND MAHOGANY VENEER GAMES TABLE, possibly New York, c. 1815-20, the folding top with crossbanded border and brass beaded edge opens to a felt-lined interior on conforming frame and lyre-form support continuing to four outward flaring paneled legs on cast brass hairy paw feet, (refinished), ht. 30, wd. 36, dp. 18 in.

Sold at Skinner October 20, 2014.

Estimate: $500-700

Price Realized: $18,450


BRONZE POSNET, Lawrence Langworthy, Newport, Rhode Island, c. 1730, the vessel on three feet, the handle marked "L. LANGWORTHY 1730,” (imperfections), lg. 16.75, dia. 7/25 in.

Note: In his collection notes Howard Roth points out that the blunt end handle on this example is typical of Newport posnets. For two similar examples in the Winterthur collection, see Fennimore, Metalwork in Early America, p. 70. Of this and other early Newport posnets in his collection, Mr. Roth writes "Although bronze is described as principally copper and ... tin, these examples are ... approximately 78% copper with varying percentages of ... lead, tin and zinc and very minor amounts of silver and antimony probably incorporated into the casting by being part of the impure copper as found but not completely purged."

Sold at Skinner October 26, 2014.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $9,840


SILVER TANKARD, Simeon Soumain, New York, c. 1700, straight tapered sides with applied molded rim and base, molded cover with flat top inset with a coin dated "1690," shaped engraved flange, cast cocoon thumbpiece, cast hinge, hollow C-curved handle with segmented "rat-tail," cast mask of a face at terminal, the handle with engraved monogram “HBR," the bottom of the tankard inset with a coin dated 1696, and inscribed "30oz 15p," with maker's mark “SS" in a square struck on the body to the left of the handle, (imperfections), ht. 6 /25 in., approx. 27 troy oz.

Provenance: The initials HBR refer to Henry or Hans (in differing accounts) and Rachel Bergen, both b. 1689. Hans was a baker in Brooklyn from 1717-1730. According to an account, "an old family tankard" (probably this one), was engraved about 1720 with the couple's initials. It has since descended in the family to the current owner.

Sold at Skinner October 26, 2014.

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Price Realized: $24,600


PAINTED SIX-BOARD CHEST, New England, early 18th century, the front with applied single-arch molding creating nine panels, two of which are working drawers, early surface of blue paint, (imperfections), ht. 27, wd. 47.5, dp. 19.5 in.

Note: The chest has interior fitted to house tools.

Sold at Skinner October 26, 2014.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $3,198


HORNBOOK, America or England, the rectangular carved oak board with a pierced handle for hanging the printed page, shows a cross in the upper left corner of the "crisscross row" with consonants and vowels, the Exorcism and the Lord's Prayer, below the paper under a translucent panel of horn held in place by a band of copper and tacks, 4.5 x 2.25 in.

Note: A very similar hornbook is in the Collection of the Rare Book Division of the New York Public Library.

Sold at Skinner October 26, 2014.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $3,690


WIG, probably America, 18th century, the gray hairpiece with hand-stitched cloth lining.

Provenance: Collection of the late Joan L. Thayer.

Sold at Skinner October 26, 2014.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $1,230


AMERICAN SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL WEARING A RED DRESS AND CORAL NECKLACE. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, 2.25 x 1.75 in., in a chased brass case, the reverse with empty oval aperture likely previously decorated with hairwork.

Condition: Good, interior of glass dirty.

Sold at Skinner October 26, 2014.

Estimate: $600-800

Price Realized: $2,829


THOMAS CHAMBERS (NEW YORK, ENGLAND, 1808-1869) NEW YORK HARBOR UNSIGNED OIL ON CANVAS, showing Castle Williams at the left and Staten Island in the distance at the right, with a vessel at rest in the harbor, 18 x 24 in., in an original grain-painted frame. Condition: Unlined, with a patched tear in the sky, and a small tear in the water l.l.

Note: The cylindrical Castle Williams, built 1808-11, was a three-story round tower, six hundred feet in circumference, on Governor's Island, and represented state-of-the-art coastal fortification for the time.

Sold at Skinner October 26, 2014.

Estimate: $12,000-18,000

Price Realized: $25,830


SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH SHOWING THE FRANCES of New Bedford, Frederick Myrick, Nantucket, c. 1828-29, one side carved with banner reading "The Frances on the Coast of Peru," above the whaleship with crew hoisting the blanket piece aboard and three whaleboats at the bow, and motto "Death to the living, long life to the killers,/Success to the sailors' wives & greasy luck to whalers" below, the other side carved with banner reading "The Frances on her homeward bound passage," with lighthouse off the port bow, and inscription "Ship Frances of New Bedford" below, the tip carved on one side with crossed American flags, the other with an anchor above the signature "Eng. by Fredk Myrick," and eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch, below a vine and star border and banner inscribed "E Pluribus Unum,” (small chip to tip), ht. 6.5 in.

Literature: This tooth, one of two known showing the whaleship Frances, is illustrated and discussed in Frederick Myrick of Nantucket Scrimshaw Catalogue Raisonne, compiled by Donald E. Ridley, P.E., and edited by Stuart M. Frank, Ph.D., (Kendall Whaling Museum, Sharon, Massachusetts, 2000), as tooth #30 F-1, p. 31.

Provenance: reportedly traded to the owner's grandfather in the late 19th century by a hobo in a exchange for a meal. To the owner's mother in 1925. To the consignor about 1974.

Note: In a biographical note that appears in the Catalogue Raisonne, Stuart Frank writes that Frederick Myrick is "undoubtedly the most famous scrimshaw artist...[and his] work will likely always remain a cornerstone of any scrimshaw collection." Myrick's work, according to Frank in Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum, David R.Godine, Boston, 2012, is collectively known as "Susan's Teeth. Today, connoisseurs regard Susan's Teeth as the benchmarks of any collection." (p. 22). Myrick is known to have produced approximately 35 teeth, most of which do indeed show the whaleship Susan, on which he spent three years during a voyage to the Pacific. His teeth, according to Frank are "each engraved on both sides, each with two proficient portraits of the same ship, whether whaling, cutting in, or homeward bound, and each with spread eagles, anchors, flags, and mottos. They are very much alike; and yet each one is unique, with the same components used over and over again, but differently deployed in each case, in conformity with the the contour of each of the individual teeth."

Sold at Skinner October 26, 2014.

Estimate: $150,000-250,000

Price Realized: $123,000


PAINT DECORATED GLAZED CORNER CUPBOARD, probably Juniata County, Pennsylvania, 1820-40, the deeply molded cornice above a glazed hinged door with arched and molded mullions, opening to four shelves set into lower section of a central short drawer flanked by faux drawers and paneled cupboard doors below, all on bracket base, original surface, ht. 85.5, wd. 40, dp. 25 in.

Provenance: Fred Koch, Watsontown, Pennsylvania.

Sold at Skinner October 26, 2014.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $13,530


ENGRAVED POWDER HORN, c. 1785, with chip-carved spout extending to the decoration, inscribed "CALEB FOSTER Junr.s Horn," above the initials “JG" and dated “1785," engraved with figures of two men engaged in a sword duel, and animals including a bear, a deer, and a donkey, all surrounded by scrolling foliate motifs, the pine cap attached with metal tacks, approx. lg. 14.5 in.

Note: According to an 1833 State of New York legal document, a Caleb Foster "entered the said service [of the United States] at the new town of Stamford in the County of Dutchess in the State of New York in the spring of the year 1778, the militia having called out an alarm and joined Captain Henry Humphreys Company and Col. Cornelius Humphrey's regiment of militia, and was immediately marched to Fishkill." The six-page document goes on to detail Foster's account of his military record, naming the officers under whom he served, and many of his actions.

Sold at Skinner October 26, 2014.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $6,150


(MASSACHUSETTS) A CONSTITUTION OR FRAME OF GOVERNMENT, AGREED UPON BY THE DELEGATES OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS ... Boston: Benjamin Edes & Sons, 1780. 8vo, untrimmed, modern stitching. Scattered light foxing, some dampstaining to back matter, upper fore-edge corners of pp27-40 worn away - no loss to ptg. [1]-53[1]pp, incl half-title (with residue of orig blue wrappers at self wrapper gutters). Ex-library, ink stamp on back blank. In custom 1/2 morocco case.

John Adams was unvolved in the writing of the Massachusetts Constitution, effectively the 1st to declare universal rights.

Evans 16814.

Sold at Freeman's Auction October 16, 2014.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $1,250


1 vol.

(EARLY AMERICAN LAW.) VALLETTE, ELIE. THE DEPUTY COMMISSARY'S GUIDE WITHIN THE PROVINCE OF MARYLAND. Annapolis: Ann Catherine Green and Son, 1774
.

8vo, orig sheep, gilt-ruled spine, later? red morocco spine label; corners bumped, spine ends rubbed, slightly bowed. Engraved title & table by Thomas Sparrow. Some dampstaining primarily extending from bottom gutter & bottom fore-edge corners. James Wilson's copy (signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania), signed twice by him at head of title & on front free endpaper recto. Both signatures ruled through in ink by subsequent owners, other owner's signatures on endpaper. A little blue & red crayon underlining & scrawl at head of title.

The only edition of the first original American legal work, and the earliest book published in America on the law of wills. Containing the only engraved title issued from a colonial Maryland press, the work of Thomas Sparrow, the only engraver south of the Mason-Dixon line before 1775.

Evans 13742; Worth, Maryland 338; Worth, Colonial Printer 290; Cohen, Early American Law 4632

Sold at Freeman's Auction October 16, 2014.

Estimate: $2,500-4,000

Price Realized: $3,750


11 vols.

(UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS.) JOURNALS OF CONGRESS
:

Vol I, Proceedings from Sept 5, 1774 to Jan 1, 1776. Philadelphia: R. Aitken, 1777. Evans 15683. * Vol II, Proceedings in the Year 1776. Phila: R. Aitken, 1777. E 15684. * Vol III, Proceedings from January 1, 1777 to January 1, 1778. New York: John Patterson, [1778]. E 21527. * Vol IV, Proceedings from January 1st, 1778 to January 1st, 1779. Phila: Claypoole, [1779]. E 16584. * Vol V, Proceedings from January 1, 1779 to January 1, 1780. Phila, 1800. Folwell's Press ed. See E 38750. * Vol VI, Resolutions, Acts and Orders of Congress for the Year 1780. [Phila]: John Dunlap, [1786]. E 20079. * Vol VII. Journals of Congress ... for the Year 1781. Phila: Claypoole, 1781. E 17767. * Vol VIII, The Proceedings from the First Monday in November 1782 to the First Monday in November 1783. Phila: Claypoole, 1783. E 18226. * Vol IX, The Proceedings from the Third Day of November 1783 to the Third Day of June 1784. Phila: John Dunlap, [1784]. E 18840. * Vol XII (but XI), Proceedings from the 3rd Day of November 1785 to the Third Day of November 1786. [Phila]: John Dunlap, [1786]. E 20068. * Vol XII, The Proceedings from the Sixth Day of November 1786 to the Fifth Day of November 1787. [NY], 1787. E 20772.

All 8vo, vols 1-7, 9, 12 (11), & 12 in orig bds, vol 8 in orig wrappers. All orig eds thus, except vol 5; vol 6 an abridgement issued by the Congress. All untrimmed, vols 12 (11) & 12 partly unopened. Some internal dust smudging & browning in vol 6, occasional internal dampstaining & browning in vol 12. Bds detached in vols 1 & 2; spines gone in vols 1-3 & 8; partly gone in 6, 7, 9; bds of vol 5 rubbed, bdg starting to break; other scattered minor wear to bdgs. Vol 8 incomplete, 280pp, only to July 1, 1783; vol 9 lacking 17pp index. Vols 4 & 8 Benjamin Huntington's copies, sgd by him on blanks, vol 8 dated by him 1783; vol 7 John Lowell's (US Jurist) copy, sgd & dated by him 1783; vol 9 John Reed's (US Congress) copy, sgd & dated by him on front blank. All with private library pencil notation on paste-down.

Vol 2 includes the Declaration of Independence; Vol 12 the Constitution of the United States.

Sold at Freeman's Auction October 16, 2014.

Estimate: $5,000-8,000

Price Realized: $26,250


HAND-COLORED GAME CARDS: English?, ca 1820. Incl anti-semetic caricature.

Sold at Freeman's Auction October 16, 2014.

Estimate: $80-120

Price Realized: $1,375


1 vol.

REID, JOHN, PUB. THE AMERICAN ATLAS
. New York, 1796.

Folio, modern 1/4 tan calf & marbled bds. With 21 engraved maps (20 listed on tp + plan of Washington, D.C.) Tp & map of North America professionally repaired - gutter of tp restored, corners of N. American map touched up. Some spotting to tp, blank bottom corner of US map repaired, repairs to left margin, bottom corner & left edge of D.C. map, bottom left corner with losses to neat lines, other maps likely expertly washed. Complete. Title page likely a 19th-century letterpress facsimilie



Evans 30178; Phillips-LeGear 1216, 1366; Howes R170; Sabin 96106.

Sold at Freeman's Auction October 16, 2014.

Estimate: $5,000-8,000

Price Realized: $7,040


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