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DESCRIPTIONAuction March 3, 2013 in Boston. The March auction features high quality New England folk art along with 18th and 19th century American furniture and a wide range of maritime art and artifacts. A fine group of American silver spans 300 years, highlighted by an important Tiffany & Co. bowl made to commemorate the completion of the Woolworth Building in Manhattan in 1913, and presented to its architect. For more information on an antiques appraisal or consigning to auction with Skinner, contact the Americana department at 508-970-3200 or email@example.com.
American Furniture & Decorative Arts Sale 2640B March 3, 2013 Boston American Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction InformationAuction 2640B Sunday, March 310AM63 Park PlazaBoston, MA Absentee Bidding T: 617.874.4318F: 617.350.5429General Inquiries: 617.350.5400SkinnerLive!: skinnerinc.comSpecialistsPreview Thursday, February 2812 to 5PM Friday, March 1 12 to 8PM Saturday, March 2 12 to 5PMStephen FletcherDepartment Director508.970.3228Chris BarberDeputy Director508.970.3227Karen Langberg508.970.3281Kelli Lucas Stewart508.970.3137View all lots online at www.skinnerinc.comcover: 68; frontispiece: 164; back cover: 227Department Inquiries: 508.970.3200Join us for an Americana gallery walkFriday, March 1st, 20135:30PM Reception, 6PM Gallery Walk63 Park Plaza, Boston, MARSVP 508.970.3240 or firstname.lastname@example.org Reservations are limitedHeld in conjunction with a preview of Skinners March 3rd auction of American Furniture & Decorative ArtsTable of Contents 1 Auction & Specialist Information 2 Event Information 4 Lots 23602144 Web Site & Online Bidding148 Conditions of Sale149 Absentee Bid Form150 Company Directors & Specialty Departments151 Administrative Staff & Client Services153 Map & Driving Directions155 Parking & Accommodations157 Dining159 Catalog Subscription FormPlease Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 148 of this catalog for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2013All rights reservedMA/Lic. #230423Turned Burl Bowl, America, early 19th century, with turnings around the collar and base, (base crack), ht. 4, dia. 11 3/4 in.$800-1,20024Carved Burl Scoop, America, early 19th century, with ridged scroll handle terminal, with metal stand, overall ht. 8 1/4, wd. 5 5/8 in.$800-1,20025Burl Bowl and a Turned Hardwood Pestle, early 19th century, (imperfections), bowl ht. 3 5/8, dia. 8, pestle lg. 10 3/4 in.$400-60026Figural Carved Burl Pipe, Carved Wooden Spoon, and a Painted Wooden Dish, the pipe bowl carved with a face and an American shield with the letters IOM, with stand; the small carved maple spoon with pierced handle; the small oblong dish with red and black painted decoration, dia. 4 7/8 to 7 3/4 in.$600-80027Small Burl Bowl, America, late 19th century, ht. 1 3/8, dia. 4 5/8 in.$600-80028Two Round Turned Burl Bowls, America, 19th century, (shrinkage cracks), ht. 2 3/8, 2 3/4, dia. 5 1/8, 9 3/4 in.$400-60029Hand-hewn Maple Scoop and a Native American-made Broom, 19th century, scoop ht. 3 7/8, dia. 13, broom ht. 48 1/2 in.$400-60030Paint-decorated Woven-splint Basket, probably an eastern Woodland Indian tribe, late 19th century, rectangular basket with two carved hardwood handles, the upright splints with natural and blue-painted surfaces, the horizontal weavers painted red, blue, and yellow, (split on one handle), overall ht. 6 1/2, wd. 10 3/8, lg. 11 5/8 in.$400-60031Indian-made Painted Woven-splint Basket, northeastern American Indian tribe, late 19th/early 20th century, oblong basket, the exterior splints painted red, blue, and black, (minor losses and breaks), ht. 5 1/8, wd. 12, lg. 15 in.$300-50032Large Gray-painted Turned Ash Bowl, probably New England, 19th century, with delineated collar, (scattered paint loss), ht. 6 1/2, dia. 19 in.$400-60033Red-painted Pine and Cherry Kitchen Table, probably Pennsylvania, late 18th century, the removable top above two thumb-molded drawers on block-turned legs joined by side and medial stretchers, old wooden pulls, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 28 1/2, top wd. 59 1/2, top dp. 31 1/4 in.$2,500-3,50034Turned Ash Slat-back Armchair, New England, early 18th century, old black paint, ht. 43, seat ht. 15 1/2 in.$400-60035Floral Paint-decorated Wooden Box, probably northern Europe, early 17th century, rectangular beechwood box with pintle hinge on lid, wrought iron latch, decorated on the top and sides with polychrome stylized fowers and leaves, with the date 1613 inscribed on the lower front panel, ht. 6 3/8, wd. 13 3/4, dp. 9 5/8 in.$800-1,2004 Additional information and photos at www.skinnerinc.com2523, 2426272836Spanish-brown-painted Maple Tea Table, probably New England, early 18th century, the oval top on bulbous vase- and ring-turned splayed legs continuing to turned feet, joined by a straight apron and square stretchers, old surface, (restored), ht. 22 1/2, top wd. 28, top dp. 21 in.$800-1,20037Red-painted Dome-top Box with Reeded Surface, America, early 19th century, dovetail joinery on rectangular box with hinged lid, the top and front with carved surface, (imperfections), ht. 9 7/8, wd. 23 3/4, dp. 11 1/2 in.$400-60038Maple and Ash Turned Slat-back Armchair, possibly New York State, frst half 18th century, the four arched slats joining turned stiles, with mushroom handholds and similarly turned supports and front legs, old refnish, ht. 47, seat ht. 17 in.$400-6005 Online bidding at www.skinnerinc.com30, 3135333237363439Cherry and Hickory High Chair, Pennsylvania, last half 18th century, old refnish, (minor imperfections), ht. 38 1/2, seat ht. 20 1/2 in.$1,500-2,50040Painted Prince of Wales-crested Bannister-back Side Chair, probably Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1730-60, early surface of black paint over red, ht. 46, seat ht. 17 in.$6,000-8,0006 Additional information and photos at www.skinnerinc.com39 4041William & Mary Figural-decorated Dutch Delft Charger, 18th century, the rim decorated with fowers and birds, the table foot pierced for hanging, (imperfections), dia. 13 1/2 in.Provenance: Regency Antiques, Boston, Massachusetts.$800-1,20042Two Polychrome Floral-decorated Delft Plates and a Charger, 18th century, the plates with similar foral central and rim decoration, (imperfections), dia. 7 7/8, 8 7/8, 13 3/4 in.$1,500-2,50043Large Chinoiserie-decorated Delft Bowl, England or Continental, 18th century, with piecrust rim, decorated with a waterway scene with fshermen, (rim chips, hairline), ht. 4, dia. 12 1/4 in. Provenance: Previously sold at Skinner, The Contents of the Shop of Kenneth Hammit Antiques, June 13, 1992, Lot 3, with auction label on bottom.$300-50044Polychrome Floral-decorated Delftware Bowl, England, 18th century, round footed bowl, the center with blue inscription Success to Trade, the exterior decorated with a spray of blossoms and leaves, (repaired, glaze wear), ht. 4 3/8, dia. 10 3/4 in.Provenance: Anthony S. Werneke, Pond Eddy, New York.$600-80045Dutch Delft Charger with Lion and Gate Decoration, 18th century, circular form with dark cobalt designs depicting a standing lion before a curved gate with two columns, fanked by trees and foliage, the rim decorated with three repeating panels of fowers, and a chinoiserie fgure in a landscape, (rim chips), dia. 13 7/8 in.$400-60046Dutch Delft Floral-decorated Barber Bowl, 18th century, oval, the center decorated with cobalt animal and bird fgures and fowers, with wide futed foral-decorated rim, the table foot pierced for hanging, (hairline, minor rim chips), ht. 3, dia. 10 7/8 in.Provenance: Earle D. Vandelcar, New York, New York.$800-1,20047Delft Plate Decorated with a Woman Holding a Cornucopia and a Flower Stem, late 18th century, (rim repair, glaze wear on rim), dia. 8 7/8 in.$300-50048Delft Charger with Cobalt Flower Basket Decoration, 18th century, (minor rim chips), dia. 13 3/4 in.$300-50049Large Delftware Bowl, Britain, late 18th century, the bowl ornamented with a polychrome bird in a garden in the center, with foral rim, (rim chips, crazing), ht. 2 1/2, dia. 13 1/2 in.$300-5007 Online bidding at www.skinnerinc.com41-4950Dutch Delft Tobacco Jar, 18th century, ovoid form with blue decoration, labeled MARTENIEK within an elaborate rococo cartouche surrounded by scrolling foliage topped by a fower-flled vase, with domed brass cover, (minor glaze loss), ht. 15 1/4 in.Provenance: Mathieu Hart Antiques, Amsterdam.$800-1,20051Dutch Delft Tobacco Jar, 19th century, ovoid form with blue decoration depicting an Indian smoking a pipe, seated on a plinth set with a large jar labeled STRASSBUR[G] and other tobacco-related material with distant ships, with domed brass cover, (minor chips), ht. 14 in.$800-1,20052Dutch Delft Tobacco Jar, 18th century, ovoid form with blue decoration, labeled ST. OMER within an elaborate rococo cartouche surrounded by scrolling foliage topped by a fower-flled vase, with domed brass cover, (minor glaze loss), ht. 15 1/2 in.Provenance: Mathieu Hart Antiques, Amsterdam.$800-1,20053Two Dutch Delft Tobacco Jars, Holland, 18th century, both ovoid form and decorated in blue, one ornamented with Indians smoking and tobacco plants fanking a ship at sea with an anchor and barrel in the foreground over a banner labeled RAPPE; the other depicting a smoking African and a gentleman in Western dress, tobacco plants, and a house over a banner labeled VARINAS; both with domed brass covers, (minor chips), ht. 12 1/2 in.$1,000-1,5008 Additional information and photos at www.skinnerinc.com50-55, 53 detail54Dutch Delft Tobacco Jar, 19th century, ovoid form with blue decoration depicting an Indian smoking a pipe, seated on a plinth set with a large jar labeled ST. DOMINGO, with a tobacco plant, barrels, and distant ships, with domed brass cover, (minor glaze loss and chips), ht. 12 in.$800-1,20055Large Dutch Delft Tobacco Jar, 18th century, ovoid form with blue decoration, labeled STRAATS/BURGER within an elaborate rococo cartouche surrounded by scrolling foliage topped by a fower-flled vase, with brass cover, (minor glaze loss), ht. 16 in.Provenance: Mathieu Hart Antiques, Amsterdam.$800-1,20056James Sharples (British/American, 1751/2-1811)Pair of Portraits of Two Young Ladies. Unsigned, the subjects identifcation reported in inscriptions on labels affxed to the backboard of one: series of four pastel portraits by James Sharples-from the Sharples family of Bristol, England. Pastel on paper, oval portraits, sight size 10 x 7 3/4 in., in oval gilt-gesso frames. Condition: Good, minor smudges to one c.r. $2,000-3,0009 Online bidding at www.skinnerinc.com5657Crewel Embroidered Bed Curtain, early 18th century, composed of three lengths of off-white twilled cotton paneling stitched with wool crewel threads, depicting exotic birds, trees, and fowers, butterfies, and chinoiserie fgures, a hunt scene, and a shepherdess with a fock of sheep, (areas of loss, toning, stains), 74 x 53 in.$1,000-1,500105758Wool Needlework Wallet, America, c. 1763, envelope-shaped pocketbook with fap closure and two dividers, worked in the Irish stitch in a lapped diamond pattern in shades of green, red, blue, brown, yellow, and violet, stitched lettering and date GILES RUSSELL 1763 AE, with faded olive green and indigo glazed wool lining, and faded olive wool twill tape edging, (losses), folded dimensions 4 1/4 x 8 in.Note: Colonel Giles Russell was born in Wethersfeld, Connecticut, graduated with a law degree from Yale College and was admitted to the bar in Hartford. At some point, he moved to Stonington and from there was appointed Captain of ffty-fve Connecticut and Rhode Island men in the expedition against Havana, c. 1762. Upon his return he married, and purchased the Edward Denison house where he practiced law and operated a tavern until being called to serve in the Revolutionary War, and later the French and Indian War; he died from the affects of his service. He is buried in Road Cemetery in Stonington.$400-60059Small Framed Crewelwork Panel, dated 1787, stitched with silk threads on a twilled wool ground depicting a stylized basket issuing several fowers on curving stems, over stitched monogram PC over a 2 and the year 1787, (toning to background fabric), sight size 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in., in a period molded wood frame.$800-1,20060Pair of Silvered Bronze Pricket Candlesticks, Italy or Belgium, 17th century, cast iron prickets on silvered bronze drip pans, baluster shafts and stepped circular bases, (one with solder reinforcement at center of base), ht. 6 3/4 in.$300-50061Cased Pair of Nuremberg Spectacles and a Traveling Writing Case, Nuremberg, Germany, late 17th to early 18th century, fat-edged copper frame with raised scrolled leaf designs and inscriptions IOR: CONRAD SCHMIDT/NURNBERG/GUTE FEINE BRILLEN (good fne glasses), round-glass lenses in a wire-hinged carved wooden case with foral stamped designs, the interior inscribed A Wilcoxson in ink, (make-do repairs), case dimensions 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.; and a two-piece fattened tubular paperboard writing case ftted with a small glass ink bottle, a wooden shaft with a steel tip and a quill tip, 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.$500-70011 Online bidding at www.skinnerinc.com62Windsor Ash, Pine, and Maple Sack-back Chair, New England, late 18th century, old refnish, ht. 40, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.$800-1,20063Green-painted Windsor Braced Bow-back Chair, probably New York City, c. 1780-1800, with scratch-beaded bow, carved saddle seat, and bulbous turnings, old green paint, (minor repair), ht. 36 3/4, seat ht. 17 in.$400-60064Maple and Ash Fan-back Windsor Side Chair, probably James Mansfeld, Gloucester, Massachusetts, c. 1790, marked on the underside of seat J. MANSFIELD, refnished, (minor imperfections), ht. 36 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.$800-1,20065Windsor Armchair, New England, late 18th century, the serpentine cresting with shaped saddle seat and vase- and ring-turnings, old refnish, (imperfections), ht. 40, seat ht. 16 1/2 in.$600-80066Windsor Comb-back Armchair, in the Philadelphia style, with serpentine cresting and scroll-carved terminals, above the shaped arms with knuckle handholds, with vase- and ring-turned supports, on carved saddle seat and conformingly turned splayed legs ending in swelled feet, painted white, ht. 46 1/2, seat ht. 18 1/2 in.$800-1,20067Large Mochaware Bowl, Britain, early 19th century, London-shaped pearlware bowl with rouletted green leaf rim band, over black, white, and blue stripes above a wide rust band with blue, brown, and white looping earthworm decoration, (minor imperfections), ht. 4 1/2, dia. 10 3/4 in.$1,500-2,50012 Additional information and photos at www.skinnerinc.com6364 626713 Online bidding at www.skinnerinc.com14 Additional information and photos at www.skinnerinc.com6868American School, 19th CenturyThe Junction formed in Medford by the Meeting of the [Mystic] River, Canal, and Railroad. Unsigned, titled in inscriptions below. Oil on fberboard, 19 1/4 x 22 1/2 in., in a black-painted wood frame with gilt-brass foriform bosses in the corners. Condition: Minor retouch. Provenance: Descended from the original owner in the Brooks-Wheeler family of Watertown, Concord, Medford, and Winchester, Massachusetts. Literature: A similar painting by the same unknown artist is pictured in Sumpter Priddy, American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts 1790-1840 (Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee Art Museum, 2004), p. 124, and is pictured in an advertisement for Marguerite Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut, in The M...