American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2509

Download American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2509

Post on 10-Apr-2015




0 download


Skinner next auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts will be held Saturday & Sunday, August 14th & 15th in Skinner's Marlborough, MA gallery. Skinner is among the world's foremost authorities on American furniture and decorative arts, and our Americana auctions offer American formal and country furniture and decorative arts, including folk art, naive portraiture, marine arts, pottery, fine clocks, Shaker artifacts, American textiles and needlework, American silver, Chinese export items, trade signs, and early glass. For more information on how to consign your property for auction, contact the Americana department at 508-970-3200, or


SKINNERAmerican Furniture & Decorative Artsfeaturing the Collection of the Roma W. Leland TrustSale 2509 August 14 & 15, 2010 Marlborough

American Furniture & Decorative Artsfeaturing the Collection of the Roma W. Leland Trust


Stephen Fletcher Department Director 508.970.3228

Martha Hamilton 508.970.3290

LaGina Austin 508.970.3225

Chris Barber 508.970.3227

Karen Langberg 508.970.3281

American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department - 508.970.3200 General Inquiries:

AUCTION 2509 Session I - Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 3 p.m. Session II - Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 10 a.m. 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, Massachusetts PREVIEWWednesday, August 11, 2010 12 to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 12, 2010 12 to 6 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2010 12 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 14, 2010 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Session II preview will remain open until the end of the auction on the 14th Sunday, August 15, 2010 8 to 10 a.m.

ABSENTEE BIDDINGTel: 508.970.3208 Fax: 508.970.3100 Online:

GENERAL INQUIRIES508.970.3000View all lots online at

Register Preview and Bid Live Online at

Preview OnlineSkinner makes previewing online anytime from your home or office easy and convenient. View all lots in the auction in order, many with multiple views. You can also flip through the pages of our interactive virtual catalog or download the catalog PDF to your desktop.

Absentee Bidding/Tracking LotsSkinners website accepts absentee bids up to one hour before an auction begins. Once youve placed your bids, use Track Lots to track those items and see their selling prices. You can also use Track Lots to track the selling price of items youre simply curious about, whether youve bid on them or not.

Lot AlertLet Skinners Lot Alert do your searching for you! Lot Alert continuously searches Skinners upcoming auctions for items that interest you, and automatically emails you when an item matches your interest profile. Visit and click on the Buy/Sell tab to find out more about Lot Alert.

Bid Live Online with Skinner-Live!Theres nothing like bidding live at an auctionand now Skinner brings that live auction experience to our website with Skinner-Live! Visit and click on the Buy/Sell tab to learn more about bidding live online with Skinner-Live!

TABLE OF CONTENTS1 2 6 8 54 190 191 192 193 195 196 197 199 Auction & Specialist Information Web Site & Online Bidding Provenance Session I - Lots 1-462 Session II - Lots 500-1272 Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors & Specialty Departments Administrative Staff & Client Services Map & Driving Directions Dining Transportation & Accommodations Catalogue Subscription Form

Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 190 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.

Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2010 All rights reserved




300 years of great American design: folk art, furniture, ne and decorative arts, American arts and crafts, and American Indian artFor more information or to reserve Gala Benet Preview tickets, email or call 212. 977. 7170, ext 319.

SHOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC JANUARY 2023, 2011 Thursday and Friday | 11 AM8 PM Saturday | 11 AM7 PM Sunday | Noon5 PM Daily admission $20, includes show catalog. Group rates available.

LOCATION Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York City TAAS is managed by Karen DiSaia.



SKINNERinvites you to attend an

AMERICANA GALLERY WALKheld in conjunction with a preview of Skinners August 14th & 15th Auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts

Friday, August 13, 2009 5:30 p.m. Reception/6:30 p.m. Gallery Walk274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA



Collection of the Roma W. Leland Trust, Washington Court House, Ohio Lots 1-118 and 418-424 For nearly 70 years Roma Woodmansee Leland of Washington Court House, Ohio, who died in 2009, and her late husband, John Arthur Leland, were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and persistent collectors of early American furniture and decorative arts including, but not limited to, 18th century Chinese porcelain, pewter, paintings, and Oriental rugs. In the 1960s they acquired many Oriental rugs from the preeminent Oriental rug dealer of the time, Richard Markarian, which will be selling at Skinner in October. During the same period, the Lelands expanded their collection with numerous acquisitions from well-known antique dealers and from the sales of Dick Withington, the respected New England auctioneer. Their spacious, cheerful home of Federal design was built in 1960 to create an appropriate venue for their collection and for them to derive maximum enjoyment from it. For four decades, John and Roma Leland were popular, familiar figures at the Colonial Williamsburg antique forums. They also regularly attended antique symposia at Old Deerfield, Massachusetts, Landis Valley, Pennsylvania, and Natchez, Mississippi.

Ceramics from the Collection of Jonathan Rickard Property Deaccessioned from Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Massachusetts Property from the Collection of Milton Crouch, Burlington, Vermont A Massachusetts Institution Property Sold for the Benefit of the Brooklyn Museum Property from a Western Massachusetts antiquarian Framingham History Center, Framingham, Massachusetts Property from the Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island A Maine Collector Duxbury, Massachusetts, Antiquarians A New Hampshire Antiquarian A Connecticut Family A Massachusetts Collector A Texas Estate Property from the Estate of Nord and Ruth Bowlen, Greenfield, Massachusetts Property from Collectors in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont

Proudly printed by




5 Almeida Avenue, East Providence, R.I., USA Toll Free: 866-229-7752

Session I - Lots 1-462to be sold Saturday, August 14th at 3 p.m.



1. Rufus Porter (American, 1792-1884) Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman in Profile, unsigned, watercolor on paper, c. 1830, 4 x 3 1/2 in., in an eglomise mat and period frame. Condition: The portrait is painted on a fragment of paper which is laid down onto another paper, toning, tear u.l. $700-900

4. American School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman in Profile, unsigned, watercolor on paper, 4 1/8 x 3 5/8 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Creases with associated paint loss, toning. $300-500

2. Six Framed Hollow-cut Silhouettes, America, late 18th/early 19th century, three of gentlemen: one by William Bache (1771-1845), with gouache and ink details, embossed BACHES PATENT mark under bust; one by Henry Williams (Boston, 1787-1830), enhanced with watercolor, embossed WILLIAMS under bust; one by William Doyle (Boston, 1769-1828), with ink details, signed Doyle l.l.; three silhouettes of ladies: one with ink details and embossed makers mark for T.P. JONES PATENT under bust; one by Isaac Todd (ac. 18071812), with ink embellishment, embossed TODDS PATENT mark under the bust; the last of a young lady with ink details, (toning, stains), sight sizes ranging from 2 1/4 x 2 to 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. $700-900

5. Lot of Two Works on Paper: W. Plummer (American, ac. Early 19th Century), Portrait of Young Joseph Fairchild Underwood Wearing a Black Coat, signed and dated W. Plummer 1831 l.r., subject identified on the reverse, watercolor on paper, 10 x 8 1/8 in., a period walnut veneer frame with gilt liner; together with cut and pasted full-length silhouette portraits of a boy and girl, signed Jeniors l.r., sight size 8 5/8 x 6 3/8 in. Condition: Toning, water stains. $200-300

3. American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Little Girl Wearing a Blue Dress in a Landscape. Unsigned. Watercolor on thin card, 6 7/8 x 5 3/8 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, foxing. $300-500

6. Two Carved and Painted Wood Shorebird Figures, America, early to mid-20th century, a sandpiper and a New Jersey black-bellied plover, with original paint, mounted on wooden bases, (minor paint losses), overall ht. 7, 9 1/2 in. see illustration p. 155 $300-500

7. American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Boy Playing with a Hoop. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 44 1/2 x 30 1/4 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, minor retouch. $2,000-3,000

8. American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman Holding a Map. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c. 1840, 29 3/4 x 25 in., in an ornate period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure, cleaned. $800-1,200

9. American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Bonnet Adorned with Flowers. Unsigned. Oil on wood panel, 27 1/2 x 20 1/4 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Panel bowed, minor retouch to c.l. and l.l. $2,000-3,000

10. Pewter Flagon, Chalice, and Deep Dish, America, late 18th/early 19th century, a tapered cylindrical-form flagon with molded fillet, scroll handle with molded thumbpiece, unmarked, but according to a label affixed to the bottom, thought to have been made by Samuel Danforth or Thomas Danforth Boardman, also stating that it was part of a set from St. Peters Episcopal Church, Plymouth, Connecticut; an unmarked chalice; and a deep dish with single reeded brim by Thomas Danforth III, Philadelphia (1777-1818), (scattered pitting, scratches, and dents), ht. 11 7 1/4, 1 1/2, deep dish dia. 11 1/2 in. $300-500


12. Five Pewter Items, America, 19th century, a water pitcher by Henry Homan, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1847-64, a pair of whale oil lamps by Freeman Porter, Westbrook, Maine, 1835-60s; and an unmarked basin and small plate, (imperfections), ht. 2-10 1/4 in. $200-300

11. Two Pewter Teapots, America, early 19th century, one by George Richardson, Cranston, Rhode Island, 1828-45, with hinged domed lid, G. RICHARDSON makers mark in a rectangle on the base; and a globular teapot by Allen Porter, Westbrook, Maine, 1830-40, with partial A PORTER in a rectangle mark on base, (imperfections), ht. 9 1/4, 7 1/4 in., respectively. $200-300

13. Pewter Deep Dish, Joseph Danforth, Middletown, Connecticut, 1780-88, the dish with single reeded brim, lion in gateway touchmark and four hallmarks, (Laughlin 377 and 378), (scratches and pitting), dia. 13 1/4 in. $400-500



12 (partial)

14. Samuel Danforth Pewter Deep Dish, Samuel Danforth, Hartford, Connecticut, 1795-1816, the dish with single reeded brim, oval eagle touchmark and four hallmarks, (Laughlin 396 and 397), (scratches and pitting, loss on brim), dia. 13 1/4 in. $400-500

23. Two Pewter Pitchers and a Flagon, England or America, early 19th century, unmarked vessels, two pitchers with bulbous bodies and hinged domed lids, the smaller is monogrammed; the flagon with hinged domed lid and molded base, (minor wear), ht. 7 1/2-8 3/4 in. $300-500

15. Two Boardman & Co. Pewter Plates, Thomas Danforth Boardman, New York, 19th century, the plates with single reeded brims, circular eagle touchmark with BOARDMAN & Co./NEW YORK, (minor pitting, scratches), dia. 8 1/2 in. $300-500

24. Nine Pewter Items, England and/or America, late 18th to 19th century, six small footed bowls, one marked James Dixon & Sons Sheffield; a master salt, unmarked; a small footed cup, unmarked; and an oval tobacco box with four indistinct hallmarks, (pitting, dents, and scratches), ht. 2 1/8-3 7/8, dia. 2 1/8-5 1/4 in. $200-300

16. Two Pewter Plates, America, late 18th century, the plates with single reeded brims, one made by John Skinner, Boston, with LONDON scroll touchmark, the other made by John Andrew Brunstrom, Philadelphia, circular mark with billing birds, and LONDON touchmarks, dia. 7 7/8 in. $200-250

25. Two Pewter Chargers, England, early 18th century, the chargers with smooth brims, (scattered pitting, scratches, and dents), dia. 16 1/2 in. $300-500

17. Six Pewter Items, America and England, late 18th to early 19th century, a teapot with domed hinged lid and curved neck by George Richardson, Cranston, Rhode Island, 1828-45, G. RICHARDSON makers mark in a rectangle on the base; a bulbous teapot with hinged domed lid and black-painted handle with circular eagle touchmark and J.B. WOODBURY, Philadelphia, 1835-38, an unmarked covered sugar bowl, two small unmarked cream pitchers, and an unmarked syrup jug with hinged domed lid, (pitting, scratches, and dents, repairs on Richardson teapot base), ht. 3 3/4-9 3/4 in. $200-250

26. Thirteen Pewter Items, England, late 18th/early 19th century, two warming dishes, six plates, an oval platter, three measures (half-pint, pint, and quart), and a mustard pot, ht. 2-6 1/2, dia. 8 3/4-13 3/4 in. $400-600

18. Pewter Coffeepot, Eben Smith, Beverly, Massachusetts, 1841-56, lighthouse-form coffeepot with hinged domed lid with wooden finial, reeded band and black-painted cast pewter handle, makers mark inside on bottom, (dents on cover and base edges), ht. 10 1/2 in. $200-250

27. Five Pewter Mugs and a Chalice, probably England, 19th century, three pint mugs and two half-pint mugs with molded bases and double scroll handles, one pint mug with SANDERS & SONS LONDON mark, one pint mug with MASONS ARMS/WATH ROAD/MEXBRO mark, one half-pint mug monogrammed; the chalice with molded rings on shaft and molded base, unmarked, (scattered pitting, scratches, and dents), ht. 3 3/4-7 1/8 in. $200-250

28. Six Pewter Pint Mugs, England, 19th century, with molded bases and double-scroll handles, two are monogrammed, (pitting, scratches, and dents), ht. 4 5/8-5 in. $200-250

19. Two Pewter Chargers, Edward Leapidge, and Henry Hammerton, London, early 18th century, the chargers with single reeded brims, (scattered pitting, scratches, and dents), dia. 18 in. $400-600

20. Six Pewter Plates, Townsend & Compton, London, 1801-11, the plates with single reeded brims, dia. 8 in. $200-300

29. Eleven Graduating Pewter Measures, England, early 19th century, assembled set of baluster-form measures, the three largest with marks for James Yates, a small measure marked HARRY MASON LTD/BIRMINGHAM, another with indistinct marks -BARD & Co/PLYMOUTH, (scattered pitting, dents), ht. 1 3/4-6 1/8 in. $300-500

21. Two Pewter Chargers, Edgar Curtis and Samuel Ellis, England, 18th century, the chargers with single reeded brim, dia. 15 in. $300-500

30. Speaking Dog Cast Iron Mechanical Bank, Shepard Hardware Co., Buffalo, New York, Pat. July 14, 18...