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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE - 25 VOLUMES

United States - Laws, etc.: Acts Passed at The Third Congress... First Session. [Hartford], [1794]. pp. [487]-570. 8vo, sewn self-wrappers. Some chipping to edges & minor staining. Shipton & Mooney 47290. * Acts Passed... Second Session of The Third Congress. Philadelphia: Francis Childs, 1795. 8vo, contemp. sheep-backed marbled bds., red morocco spine label; scattered wear. Scattered light foxing. Signed by [Connecticut Congressman] Roger Griswold on front free endpaper recto. S. & M. 29676. * Acts Passed... First Session... Fourth Congress. Philadelphia: Francis Childs, 1796. 8vo, contemp. sheep & marbled bds., red morocco spine label; light wear. Minor foxing to title page, a few signatures browned. Signed by Roger Griswold on front free endpaper recto. S. & M. 31331. * Acts... Second Session... Fifth Congress. N.p., n.d. 8vo, contemp. sheep & bds. * Another copy, disbound, lacking bastard title. * Acts... First Session... Sixth Congress. N.p., n.d. 8vo, orig. wrappers; moderate wear. Signed by Roger Griswold on front wrapper. * Acts... Second Session... Sixth Congress. N.p., n.d. 8vo, orig. wrappers. Some dampstaining. * Acts... Second Session... Seventh Congress. N.p., n.d. 8vo, orig. wrappers. Dampstaining & moderate foxing. * Acts... First Session... Eighth Congress. N.p., n.d. 8vo, orig. wrappers. Moderate wear & foxing, occasional heavy foxing to front matter. * Acts... First Session... Eleventh Congress. N.p., n.d. 8vo, orig. wrappers; front wrapper gone. Scattered light foxing. * The Laws of The United States of America. Washington, 1811. Vol. X: Acts... Third Session... Eleventh Congress. 8vo, orig. wrappers; spine gone, other wear. Some foxing. * Journal of The House of Representatives... First Session... Third Congress. Philadelphia: Childs and Swaine, 1793. 8vo, contemp. sheep & marbled bds., red morocco spine label; scuffed. Minor spotting. Evans 27910. * Journal of The House of Representatives... Second Session... Third Congress. Philadelphia: F. Childs and John Swaine, 1794. 8vo, contemp. sheep & marbled bds., red morocco spine label; occasionally rubbed. Signed by Roger Griswold at head of title page. Minor spotting. Evans 29723. * Journal of The House of Representatives... Second Session... Fourth Congress. Philadelphia: William Ross, 1796. 8vo, contemp. sheep & marbled bds., red morocco spine label; scuffed. A few signatures darkened. Evans 32969. Journal of The House of Representatives... First Session... Fifth Congress. Philadelphia: W. Ross, 1797. 8vo, contemp. sheep & marbled bds., red morocco spine label; scuffed. Signed by Roger Griswold at head of front free endpaper recto. Evans 23970. * Also the House Journals for the First & Second Sessions of the 7th Congress, each signed by Griswold & for the First Session of The Eighth Congress, all 8vo, sheep & bds., a few covers detached. * Journal of The Senate... Second Session... Fourth Congress. Philadelphia: J. Fenno, 1796. 8vo, contemp. sheep & marbled bds., black morocco spine label; scuffed. Signed by Roger Griswold on front free endpaper recto. A few signatures browned. Evans 32971. * Journal of The Senate... Third Session... Fifth Congress. Philadelphia: John Ward, 1799. 8vo, contemp. sheep & marbled bds., black morocco spine label; scuffed. Evans 36521. Also Journals of The Senate... 2nd Session, 5th Congress, n.p., n.d.; 2nd Session, 6th Congress, Washington, 1800; 2nd Session, 7th Congress, Washington, 1802. Signed by Roger Griswold. 1st Session, 7th Congress, Washington, 1801. 2 copies. All contemp. bds. Some internal darkening. Sold at Freeman' s Auction September 23, 2010.

Estimate $1,500-2,500

Sold for $3000


THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER - ONE VOLUME

(Washington, George.) The Book of Common Prayer (one volume),... Sacraments,... Rites and Ceremonies... The Church of England, Together With The Psalter of Psalms of David. Cambridge, 1789. 12mo, contemp. paneled calf, re-backed, front free endpaper detached, modern custom black crushed morocco solander case, cloth sleeve.

Reputed to be George Washington's copy. With April 12, 1977 TLS by Maxwell Whiteman (then librarian at The Union League, Philadelphia) identifying this copy as the one recorded in the inventory of Washington's estate, purchased by Colonel S.A. Marsteller at an 1826 sale of Washington's effects & sold by the Philadelphia auctioneer Stan V. Henkels as lot 37 of his Feb. 20 & 21 1917 sale. Also with letter notarized on Feb. 26, 1917 on Henkel's letterhead attesting to the above provenance, Henkel's orig. clipped catalogue description attached. Sold at Freeman' s Auction September 23, 2010.

Estimate $1,000-1,500

Sold for $3,750


QUEEN ANNE TAVERN TABLE

Probably Connecticut, mid 18th century, maple. Oval top overhangs deep rectangular straight apron with quarter round returns on block and turned tapered legs ending in dainty pad feet. The base is slightly splayed. Retains wonderful old, if not original, dark brown finish. Two returns reglued. At some point in the past the top was reinforced with two cleats (now removed) on the underside; age cracks. 26 1/2"h. 33"w. 26 3/4"d. Ex George Samaha (Ohio). Sold at Garth's Auctions September 3, 2010.

Estimate $ 10,000-20,000

Sold for $23,500


SLANT-FRONT DESK

Probably Pennsylvania, late 18th-early 19th century, curly maple, pine and poplar. Exceptional stepped interior features whale tail silhouettes on the cubbyholes, stop fluted document boxes with heart cutouts on sides, and arched inlaid prospect door all in what appears to be in an untouched surface. Molded edge lid, breadboard ends, with an inlaid mariner's compass flanked by "b" and "c" below an applied walnut bull's-eye. The three drawers have narrow walnut edging as do the pull-out slides. Molded bracket base with well-shaped high feet and central pendant. Highly figured wood with aged color. Imperfections. 42 1/2"h. 36"w. 21 1/2"d. 30" writing height. Ex David Pottinger (Indiana). The rear side foot facings and lopers replaced. Pieced repairs to some of the walnut edges. The lid has well worn edge losses in a few places and the hinge rail has pieced repairs. Interior has minor pieced repair and losses including the center door hinges and the top moldings on document boxes. It appears that it was a four drawer case converted to three drawers. The drawer behind the prospect door appears replaced. Written on one of the interior drawer bottom "Bought by Dr. Parker G. Smith 1949 From Penn". Sold at Garth's Auctions September 3, 2010.

Estimate $ 2,500-4,500

Sold for $19,975


FINE ARCHITECTURAL FEDERAL CORNER CUPBOARD

American, likely Pennsylvania, early 19th century, cherry with poplar secondary wood . Original finish. Very good detail with molded and reeded stiles, paneled door, arched door with geometric arrangement of old glass and well developed cornice. 88"h. 28" corner. Ex Bill Samaha (Ohio/ Massachusetts). Sold at Garth's Auctions September 3, 2010.

Estimate $ 15,000-20,000

Sold for $16,450


FINE CLASSICAL SIDEBOARD

Attributed to Philadelphia, 1815-1830, mahogany, figured veneer, pine and poplar. Elaborately shaped dovetailed gallery over three matched veneer drawers above a convex double door center section flanked by reeded pilaster, single door and another reeded pilaster. Flame veneer gothic arches decorate the doors. The whole resting on reeded tapered legs ending in brass paw feet. Refinished. 53"h. 73"w. 24 1/4"d. Sold at Garth's Auctions September 3, 2010.

Estimate $ 2,500-4,500

Sold for $4,700


CHIPPENDALE WALL CUPBOARD

Pennsylvania, 18th century, poplar. Two-piece with traces of old paint, surface is now a medium cherry colored brown. Very good detail with ogee feet, paneled doors, and six dovetailed drawers in base. Top has double doors each with twelve panes of old glass and wide molded cornice. Original rat tail hinges top and bottom, brasses are replaced. Minor imperfections. 87"h. 65 1/2"w 19 1/2"d. Sold at Garth's Auctions September 3, 2010.

Estimate $ 3,000-6,000

Sold for $10,281


FEDERAL SECRETARY

Labeled for Thomas Burling (1747-1831), 1790-1800, mahogany with mixed secondary woods. Three-piece, a broken-arch pediment with inlaid rosettes over a bookcase with adjustable shelves over a case with a pull-out desk compartment over two doors concealing a linen drawer, all with figured veneer and resting on bracket feet. Imperfections. 94"h. 48 3/4"w. 22"d. Ex Philip C. Flayderman.

Burling was among the most prominent New York cabinetmakers just prior to the turn of the 19th century, and a handful of pieces survive that retain his label. Among these survivors is a tea table that sold at Christie's (New York), January 2010, lot 180.

Though unlabeled, George Washington's presidential desk, now in the collection of the Historical Society of Philadelphia, is attributed to Burling based on an entry in the account book of Washington's steward, Tobias Lear, in November of 1789.

Burling is listed in New York city directories on Beekman Street (just as indicated on the label of the present secretary) from 1787-1793. Older refinish, replaced brasses, replaced writing leather, lower-left hinges with cracks (one reset), age crack to the pediment, a few later nails. Missing finial. Lacking 2 of 3 linen drawers in the lower case Sold at Garth's Auctions September 3, 2010.

Estimate $ 15,000-25,000

Sold for $18,075


HIGH CHAIR

American, 19th century, maple. Canted form with turned posts, legs and arms. Woven splint seat. Worn brown over green paint. Footrest has been removed. 24" seat, 37"h.

Sold at Garth's Auctions September 3, 2010.

Estimate $ 1,000-2,000

Sold for $1,116


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