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|FINE PAINTED REDWARE APPLE BANK
Mid 19th C, PA origin. Realistically painted in dry red & yellow. No chips, cracks or losses, it’s in perfect condition, with fine patina.
Size: 2 3/4”H X 3 1/2” Diam
|RARE PAINT DECORATED NATIVE AMERICAN CUTLERY TRAY
Mid 19th C, black ash, New England. Dry original chrome yellow, cobalt blue & red banding, against unpainted natural ash. The wrapped rim intact, as are all corners & the open weave bottom. One tiny weaver split, central divider mouse hole, lowest central weaver with ancient loss, each end (all pictured). Very fine untouched condition. These are rarely found.
Size: 5 1/8”H X 11 1/4”W X 11 1/4”D
|BLUE PAINTED SHAKER CHEESE BOX
Mid 19th C, pine with ash bands, NH origin. Attributed to Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH. Dry original cobalt blue paint. The bands “buttonhole” interlocking, on base, the lid with iron nailed fingered band. Inset chamfered bottom. Minor age appropriate use wear. Very good untouched original condition.
Size: 7 1/4”H X 16 1/2” Diam
|FABULOUS IRON CHOPPER
18th C, forged iron, PA origin. Wonderful untouched dark patina, aged from an original polished surface. The ovoid blade with double pigtail scrolling, diamond shaped crest beneath compressed ball & reel turning, adjoining swelled shaft with pierced compressed ball & ring hanger & reel shaped finial. Minor age appropriate ancient oxidation. Exceptional craftsmanship, excellent condition.
Size: 16”H X 6 1/4”W X 13/16”D
|GREEN PAINTED SIDE TABLE
Early 19th C, pine & basswood, probably VT or NH. Dry original green paint, original brass pull. Great size & form, makes a perfect sofa side stand. Single plank overhanging top, butt nailed drawer, original iron lock. Half moon bootjack ended plank sides, the fronts with chamfered edges. Age appropriate paint wear, the top with two ancient age splits. Very good untouched original condition. Great form.
Size: 20”H X 14 1/2”W X 12”D (case)
|SMALL RED PAINTED TWO DRAWER CHEST
Early 19th C, pine & basswood, probably VT or NH. From the same home as table above. Dry original red paint, original brass pulls. Single plank top, butt nailed drawers, V shaped bootjack ended sides. The back with fanciful scrolled crest. Very minor use wear. Excellent untouched original condition.
Size: 17”H (case), 22 1/2”H (back) X 13 1/2” W X 8 1/8”D
|EXCEPTIONAL A.L. JEWELL WEATHERVANE
C 1850-65, sheet copper, A.L. Jewell & Co, Waltham, MA. Flattened full body form, with superb untouched surfaces, a mixture of dark pewter gray & verdigris patina. All solder seams intact, no dents, no bullet hole damage. One layered tail feather, proper left side, partly lifted. Excellent original condition. Mounted on museum stand. Ref: The Art Of The Weathervane, by Steve Miller, p 37, for a nearly identical example.
Size: 21 5/8”H X 18”W X 2”D
|SUPERB CARVED ODD FELLOWS WALKING STICK
Mid-late 19th C, hickory, American. Dry original dark varnish stained finish. Wonderful, well detailed elaborate relief carvings create a folk art masterpiece, all carved from a single piece. The classic Independent Order of Odd Fellows symbols are all depicted. Slight abrasion/chip losses, the shaft a bit warped, wear to one side of knob handle. Excellent untouched original condition.
Size: 39 1/4”H X 1 3/8” Diam (handle)
|FABULOUS HORSE & SULKY WEATHERVANE
Late 19th C, copper & zinc, Harris & Co, New York, NY. The finest verdigris surfaces & condition, as well as the driver’s cap style, leaning posture and riding crop, refined detailing throughout, elevate this vane far beyond the ordinary. Flattened full body formed sheet copper & copper tubing, the wheel hubs & driver’s head of cast zinc. No dents or bullet hole damage, two short, tight seam separations. Mounted on museum stand. Excellent untouched original condition. Ref: The Art Of The Weathervane, by Steve Miller, p 34, for similar example.
Size: 18”H X 34”W X 11”D
|BOLD CHROME YELLOW TRENCHER
Early 19th C, maple, New England. The best dry original chrome yellow paint, with fine patina, the inside in never painted “attic” surface. Deeply sloped rectangular form, with pronounced chisel marks to all exterior surfaces. No splits or fissures, one tiny, thin old chip loss, rim of one short end (barely visible). Typical light chop marks & interior staining. Excellent untouched original condition.
Size: 4 5/8”H X 21 1/8”W X 12 1/2”D
|COUNTER TOP APOTHECARY CHEST
Fine painted all original example, C 1820, pine, New England. Original dry red & black grained surfaces, lap joined drawer fronts, brass mushroom cap pulls. Wonderful size & condition. No repairs. Very fine & rare.
Size: 10”H X 20”W X 6 3/4”D
|SUPERB PAINTED BALLOT BOX
Exceptional form & paint, C 1800-20, pine, New England. Original vibrant “exotic wood” grained case, dovetailed drawer with brass pull. The most sophisticated ballot box I’ve ever seen. Condition is excellent throughout. Includes 15 original glazed earthenware ballot marbles. No repairs.
Size: 9 1/4”H X 9”W X 8”D
|VERY FINE BURL MORTAR WITH PESTLE
Heavily figured throughout, late 18th-early 19th C, ash burl, New England. Rich, dark “attic” patina, slightly bulbous form, incised mid body banding, stepped, footed base. Original maple pestle, matching patina, elongated bell shaped body with knopped handle. One ancient short grain fissure at rim (does not go through). Excellent untouched original condition.
Size: 5 5/8” Diam Base X 6 5/8”H (mortar), 9 3/8”L pestle
|RARE BRACKET BASE DESK BOX
Chippendale small size desk box. Mid 18th C, pine, New England. Early dark mahoganized paint, the interior unpainted, cubby divided, with scalloped frieze. Original iron hinges, dovetailed case, applied molded bracket base. Lock absent, otherwise excellent condition.
Size: 10 1/4”H X 18”W X 10 3/4”D
|COLORFUL FLAME FINIAL
Graphic form & color, mid-late 19th C, maple, American. Wonderful dry, crusty original polychrome paint. Elaborately turned & carved, probably a fraternal lodge incense burner (non functional). No cracks or chips, excellent original condition.
Size: 12”H X 7”W X 5 3/8” Diam Base
|BOLD POINTING HAND TRADE SIGN
Relief carved graphic form, mid-late 19th C, pine, American. Great dark “attic” surfaces with terrific patina. Carved from a single piece. Excellent untouched original condition.
Size: 9 1/8”H X 23 1/4”W X 1 9/16”D
|RARE CHINESE EXPORT COURTING MIRROR
Outstanding example with rarely seen red eglomise decorated surround. Pine, mid 18th C, China. The molded, finely carved wood in rich, dark, never painted patina, red glass panels bright & colorful, mirror plates with typical age appropriate foxing. Superb untouched condition, every element original & intact. Very minor small paint losses to eglomise panels. No breaks, losses or repairs.
Size: 16”H X 12 1/4”W X 3/4”D
|RARE CARVED & PAINTED LOOKING GLASS
Small 18th C example, pine, C 1720-1800, New England. Original Spanish Brown paint, original wavy glass silvered mirror plate, backside black wash painted. Single piece carving with “stem” handle, appears to retain it’s original string hanger. The frame with incised three line decoration, top & bottom. Three ancient small wood chip losses. Excellent untouched condition.
Size: 9”H X 5”W X 1/2”D
|18th C PAIR OF WEDDING BAND HOGSCRAPER CANDLESTICKS
Fine tall form with untouched surfaces, rolled sheet iron, C 1750-1800, probably American. Rarely seen, the “wedding bands” are iron, not brass. Dark pewter gray never painted patina. The standards with flared rim drip pans & large stepped bases. Pushup mechanisms signed illegibly, in working order. Minor age appropriate denting imperfections. Excellent original condition.
Size: 10”H X 4 3/4” Diam Bases
$ 850 pair
|EXCELLENT SWING HANDLED NANTUCKET BASKET
Superb form & condition. Rattan & ash, mid-late 19th C, Nantucket Island, MA. Original dry crusty varnish finish, rich patina, the basket flawless in condition. Excellent carved ash swing handle, two piece classic scribed ash bottom, the willow weaving fine & tight. Brass tacked handle & rim. No breaks or losses, no apologies.
Size: 9 1/2”H (handle up), 5 3/16”H (body) X 8 1/2” Diam Rim
|RARE MINIATURE PAINT DECORATED SEWING BASKET
Colorfully painted, delicately woven. Ash, late 19th C, probably ME origin. Square, open woven bottom, canted sides, eased corner square rim, with delicately carved handles. Dry original chrome yellow, red, cobalt blue & white decorated exterior, unpainted natural interior. Perfect original condition, no breaks or losses.
Size: 3 1/8”H (body) X 4 5/8” (base) X 6 3/4” (rim)
|EARLY CARVED & PAINTED SMALL SAILOR BUSTS
Whimsical portrait busts of sailors. 19th C, pine, New England. Each carved from a single piece, primitive folky depictions. No losses, breaks or repairs. Both excellent untouched condition.
Size; 3 1/8”H X 1 ½ – 1 7/8”W X 1 5/8 – 2 3/8”D
$ 400 pair
|RARE PAIR OF BALLROOM CANDLE SCONCES
Large size dished oval sconces. Late 18th-early 19th C, rolled sheet iron, New England. Fine dark pewter untouched patina, with vestiges of original tinned surfaces. The oval backplates with crimped edge, pierced hanging hole, affixed to downswept folded edge candle arms, with dished, crimped edge drip pans & folded edge, slotted candlecups. Front of one horizontal candle arm brace detached (arm still stable), all other solder seams intact & original. Excellent untouched condition.
Size: 14”H X 9 5/16”W X 4 1/4”D
$ 1275 pair
|RARE SMALL TEA SHOP TRADE SIGN
Excellent graphic small sign. Pine, mid-late 19th C, American. Vibrant dry, original paint. The oyster white letters with black & robin’s egg blue painted shadowing, against a chocolate brown background. Nicely shaped thin stock board, with original pierced mounting holes. Excellent original condition.
Size: 5 1/4”H X 17 3/8”W X 1/4”D
|VERY RARE MINIATURE PAINTED BUCKET BENCH
Exceptional miniature with great original red paint & perfect proportions. Pine, early-mid 19th C, pine, PA origin. Wonderful form, the shelves tenon joined to bootjack ended sides with scrolled tombstone crests. Dry original thin varnish overcoat, the red with fine dark patina. Superb untouched original condition. Never seen another.
Size: 17 3/8”W X 3 7/8”D X 9 3/4”H
|EXCELLENT CARVED & MIRRORED SPRUCE GUM BOX
Rare, classic book form design, heavily geometric carved, double sliding lid ends, with original diamond shape etched mirror. Pine & glass, mid-late 19th C, New England. Original dry crusty varnish surfaces, the sliding lid ends & “pages” area painted gold. Wonderful surfaces & condition throughout.
Size: 4 7/8”H X 3 1/4”W X 1 3/4”D
|RARE DECORATED CANDLE SCONCE
Delicately floral & meandering vine decorated, rolled sheet iron, mid – late 19th C, American. Dry original painted surfaces. Lobed & pierced hooded semicircular crest, above folded edge punch decorated backplate, half round folded edge drip pan, & folded rim candle cup. Excellent original condition.
Size: 9”H X 3 3/4”W X 2 7/8”D
|PAIR OF EARLY MIRRORED CANDLE SCONCES
Rolled sheet iron & silvered mirror plate, C 1820, New England. Wonderful patina throughout, all solder seams intact, all mirror pieces original (one tiny piece cracked). Deep convex circular reflectors, the back sides with folded edge circular stand-offs, hanging arms within. Folded edge bobeche arms, adjoining flared, crimped drip pans, the folded edge, slotted candlecups within. Age appropriate minor silvering loss to some of the glass. Excellent untouched condition.
Size: 9 3/8” Diam X 6”D
|EARLY MERGANSER DECOY
Dry original painted Hooded Merganser “stick-up” decoy. Single piece pine carving, C 1900, likely New England origin. Minimalist sculptural form with front of wings carved detail. Two early age fissures, underside, minor rub abrasions. Excellent original condition.
Size: 11 1/4”W X 5”H X 3 1/2”D
|TRAMP ART HANGING SPICE CHEST
Elaborate Tramp Art carved hanging spice chest. Late 19th C, pine. Great crusty brown surfaces, original brass knobs. Fine upper broken arch pediment, with flanking finials. The lower crest of cupid’s bow form. Wonderful twisted brass rear hanger. One snowflake decoration, proper right side absent, otherwise excellent condition, with no repairs.
Size; 12 3/4”H X 10”W X 3”D
|ELEPHANT BY COCONUT TREE DOORSTOP
Well detailed casting, Elephant by Coconut Tree, original paint, National Foundry, Whitman, MA, catalog #8, cast iron, C 1920. ½ round hollow casting, on integral landscape base. Retains it’s three original rubber “button” feet. Good colors, fine original condition with age appropriate minor high spot oxidized wear.
Size; 13 1/8”H X 10”W X 2 3/4”D
|SITTING CAT DOORSTOP
Whimsical cast iron Sitting Cat doorstop, pristine original paint, Greenblatt Studio, Boston, MA, C 1927. Flattened ½ round hollow casting, on integral wedge base. Embossed “COPYRIGHT 1927 A. M. GREENBLATT STUDIO 20”, back side. Mint original condition.
Size; 9”H X 7 1/2”W X 2 3/4”D
|COCA COLA BELLHOP
Rare Coca Cola Bellhop countertop display figure. C 1898, cast iron, original paint. Hollow cast two piece full body figure, attached arms, attached solid base. Near mint untouched condition.
Size; 8 1/2”H X 4 1/4”W X 3”D
SHAKER OVAL PANTRY BOX
Fine painted long finger oval Shaker pantry box, C 1840, maple & pine, New England. Superb original dry Windsor Green paint, the box with exaggerated long finger joinery, iron nailed & wood pegged. Great proportions & mint original condition throughout. Pics show color poorly….it’s a true Windsor Green.
Size; 5 7/8”L X 4 3/8”W X 2 1/16”H
|BARNACLE EYE WINDMILL WEIGHT
Rare “Barnacle Eye” rooster windmill weight, Elgin Wind Pump & Power Co, Elgin, Illinois, C 1900. Cast iron, mounted on modern museum stand. Original vibrant polychrome painted surfaces. Excellent untouched original condition.
size: 18?H X 18 1/2?L X 3 1/4?D
PACKET STEAM SIDEWHEELER PAINTING
“La Belle Riviere”, C 1900, oil on canvasboard, original gilded pine frame, American. A well detailed sunset painting of a Mississippi Paddlewheeler, signed “J CORBETT”, lower right. Signage reads “LOUISVILLE – NEW ORLEANS”, at bow. The lower level with African American minstrels, cotton bales, etc, upper level with Caucasian passengers. Fine untouched condition.
size: 17 1/2? X 13 1/2? framed
|PORTRAIT DECORATED KEEPSAKE BOX
Rare form, with portrait decorated lid, pine, C 1820, found in CT. The detailed portrait faux framed, against a yellow and blue whimsically combed background decorated interior. Yellow and umber faux exotic wood grained exterior, with fine pinstripe and meandering vine details. Excellent untouched original condition.
size; 11 1/2?L X 7 3/4?D X 6?H