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    Auction Information

    Auction 2680B

    Sunday, October 2710AM

    63 Park Plaza

    Boston, MA

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    cover: 186; frontispiece: 131; interiorbackcover: 153; backcover: 126

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    Table of Contents

    1 Auction & Specialist Information

    2 Web Site & Online Bidding

    4-5 Event Information

    6 Provenance

    7 Lots 41649

    179 Conditions of Sale

    181 Absentee Bid Form

    184 Company Directors & Specialty Departments

    185 Administrative Staff & Client Services

    186 Map & Driving Directions

    187 Parking & Accommodations

    189 Dining

    191 Catalog Subscription Form

    Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale.

    Please refer to page 179 of this catalog for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.

    Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2013

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    A celebration of craft and industry, tradition and innovation

    Clockwise, from left:Arched and animated chair, 1994, Jay Stanger, Fuller Craft Museum; Cradle, Barnstable or Yarmouth, Mass., 1665-85, gift of the heirs of MarThacher, Historic New England; Timepiece, ca. 1800, Daniel Munroe, case attributed to William Munroe, Concord, Mass., Concord Museum; Japanned High Ches

    1735-1745, John Pimm, Boston, Mass., Winterthur Museum, gift of Henry Francis du Pont.

    Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture is made possible through the generosity of many individuals, foundations,and institutions, with special support for exhibitions in Massachusetts by SKINNER, Inc.

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    Join us for anAmericana gallery walk

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    RSVP 508.970.3240 or events@skinnerinc.com Reservations are limited

    Held in conjunction with a preview o Skinners October 27th auction o American Furniture & Decorative Arts

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    Provenance

    The Estate o Charles P. Fisher, Framingham, Massachusetts

    A Milton, Massachusetts, Estate

    A New York, New York, Estate

    An Oregon Estate

    Property o a Massachusetts Antiquarian

    Property rom a Descendant o the Honorable John Covode

    Property rom Private Collections in Pennsylvania, Caliornia, and Minnesota

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    41Oval Table with Falling Leaves, easternMassachusetts, c. 1720-50, the oval drop-leatop on a cockbeaded apron with drawer, ona base o block-, vase-, and ring-turned legsjoined by stretchers, all on double ball eet,early surace, (minor imperections), ht. 27 1/2,wd. open 43, dp. 36 1/2 in.

    Note: An old note typed on an index cardreads: Gate leg Table. Very old. FromNewburyport. Bought at Mrs. Gilmans,Exeter.

    $1,500-2,500

    42Maple and Oak Low-back Chair, Boston, c.1660-80, the blocked, bulbous-turned, rakedstiles conorm with the ront legs joining arontal bulbous turned ront stretcher centeringa ring, with square double side stretchers andsquare rear legs, old surace, retains vestigeso very early linen webbing strips, ht. 35, seatht. 19 in.

    Note: This chair was or many years at 87 Mt.Vernon Street, Boston.

    Provenance: The Estate o Charles P. Fisher.

    Literature: In Jonathan Fairbanks and Robert

    Trent, New England Begins: The SeventeenthCentury, Trent discusses in detail an identicalchair (lacking its eet), which is illustratedas plate 284, p. 288; and, in FrancesGruber Saord,American Furniture at theMetropolitan Museum o Art: I. Early Colonial

    Period: The Seventeenth-Century and William

    and Mary Styles (Yale University Press, 2007),the author discusses and illustrates a verysimilar chair as catalog number 23, which stillretains its original turkey-work upholstery, pp.65-68.

    $8,000-12,000

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    43Rectangular Maple and Oak Joined Table,probably Boston or vicinity, 1680-1710, theoverhanging top on a rame o our turned legs

    joined by cutout valances and heavy squarestretchers, old mellow surace, (imperections),ht. 26, rame wd. 32, rame dp. 22 in.

    Provenance: The Estate o Charles P. Fisher.

    Literature: For an illustration and discussiono a table o comparable orm with similarturnings, see Saord, Frances Gruber,

    American Furniture in the Metropolitan

    Museum o Art: I. Early Colonial Period: The

    Seventeenth-Century and Wil liam and Mary

    Styles (Yale University Press, New Haven,2007), pp. 122-124, g. 46.

    $8,000-12,000

    44Pine Chest over Two Drawers, probablyMassachusetts, early 18th century, themolded hinged top above a double arch-molded case o our alse drawers and twoworking drawers, on turned ront eet andcutout rear brackets, brasses appear to beold, lacks paint, (imperections), ht. 41, wd. 361/2, dp. 17 1/2 in.

    Provenance: The Estate o Charles P. Fisher.$1,000-1,500

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    49Carved and Joined Red Oak Chest,

    attributed to the Norman amily o joiners,Marblehead, Massachusetts, mid-17thcentury, the molded two-board lit-top openson a joined box with gougework-arcaded toprail above three recessed panels centeringapplied molded diamonds ramed by miteredsurrounds and dentil carving, separated bymolded and gouged vertical rails, the sideso the chest with two recessed panels withmolded surrounds, all on an applied basemolding, with shaped brackets and stile eet,old surace, (restoration), ht. 21 3/4, case wd.36, case dp. 15 in.

    Note: An examination report rom RobertF. Trent reers to this piece as the mostelaborate example known rom the Normanshop tradition. A ull copy o his report isavailable or review.

    $20,000-30,000

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    50American/Anglo School, 18th Century

    Portrait o an Elderly Gentleman, Wearing a

    Powdered Wig and Gray Suit. Unsigned.Oil on canvas, 29 x 25 in., in a molded woodrame. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure,minor retouch to cheeks and chin, very minorspots o retouch to clothing and background.

    $4,000-6,000

    51Large Red-painted Maple and Pine Tavern

    Table, New England. mid-18th century, theoverhanging top with breadboard ends ona straight skirt and square stretchers joiningbloc-, vase-, and ring-turned legs, old surace,(minor imperections), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 46, dp.30 1/2 in.

    $2,500-3,500

    52Maple and Pine Drop-lea Table,

    Massachusetts, early 18th century, theoverhanging top with short drop leaves onblock-, vase-, and ring-turned legs andstraight skirt joining square stretchers onturned eet, old surace, (alterations), ht. 42,dp. 27 in.

    Provenance: The Estate o Charles P. Fisher.$200-300

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    53Red-painted Maple Cupboard, probablyNew England, late 18th/early 19th century, thehinged door with recessed panels opening to

    ve shelves, on cutout base, original surace,(paint wear), ht. 78 1/4, wd. 36, dp. 12 1/2 in.

    $800-1,200

    54Red-painted Joined Chest with Drawers,Deereld, Massachusetts, area, c. 1700-20, the molded lit top above a double-arch

    molded case with aux two-drawer acadeand two working drawers below, with appliedmolded lower edge, all on turned stile eet,original surace, original engraved hardware,(imperections), ht. 46 3/4, wd. 41 3/4, dp.19 in.

    Literature: For a discussion o this orm andseveral illustrated examples, see Dean A.Fales, Jr., The Furniture o Historic Deerfeld(Dutton, New York, 1976), p. 177.

    $15,000-25,000

    55Pine Desk, probably northern Europe, early19th century, the scrubbed top with hangingtwo-way drawer on a shoe-oot trestle base

    with through-tenoned stretcher, old surace,(imperections), ht. 30 3/4, wd. 61 1/2, dp.61 in.

    $2,500-3,500

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    56Chippendale Carved Mahogany GamesTable with Drawer, probably New York, c.1760-80, the rectangular top with roundededge and square projecting corners opens toa velvet playing surace and concave game-piece wells, above a conormingly shapedskirt joining our cabriole legs carved with foraldevices fanked by C-scrolls, continuing tocarved claw-and-ball eet, old replaced brass,partial old renish, (imperections), ht. 28 1/2,wd. 31 3/4, dp. 14 1/2 in.Provenance: Purchased by Anna Stearns oNashua, New Hampshire, rom Mrs. FrancesM. Nichols, late 1930s.

    $8,000-12,000

    57Chippendale Mahogany Carved Serpentine

    Chest o Drawers, probably Boston,c. 1760-80, the shaped molded top onconorming case o our scratch-beadedgraduated drawers, on carved claw and balleet, renished, old replaced brasses, (minorimperections), ht. 34, case wd. 36, dp. 211/2 in.

    $3,000-5,000

    58Set o Four Chippendale Walnut CarvedSide Chairs, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80,the crest rail centering a oliate-carved panelfanked by C-scrolls, with pierced scrolledsplat, on rontal cabriole legs ending in padeet with incised carving resembling shells, oldsurace, (imperections), ht. 38, seat ht. 18 in.

    Provenance: The Estate o Charles P. Fisher.$6,000-8,000

    59Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair,Boston, c. 1760-80, the serpentine cresting

    centering lea-carving fanked by lea-carvedterminals, on a pierced carved Gothic splatand slip seat on rontal cabriole legs endingin claw-and-ball eet with swept-back talons,and raking rear legs, renished, (repairs), ht.38 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.

    $1,000-1,500

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    60Mahogany Tall Case Clock, dial markedWilliam Claggett, Boston, early 18th century,the hood with sarcophagus top, doublecornice and tracery, above the tombstone

    brass and silvered dial with cast gilt spandrels,with convex boss in the arch Will.m Claggett/BOSTON, above the chapter ring withseconds hand and calendar aperture, andbrass eight-day weight-driven movement,on the molded tombstone waist door anddouble-stepped bracket base, (restoration), ht.103 1/2 in.

    Provenance: An early handwritten note onthe inside o the door reads: this clock...belonged to Hon. Wm. Cushing.; o Scituate,Massachusetts. Cushing was the Chie Justiceo Massachusetts under the crown, in1772. In 1777, he was named Chie Justiceo the Court o Massachusetts. In 1789, hewas a judge on the United States SupremeCourt. In 1796, he was nominated by GeorgeWashington or the job o Chie Justice othe United States Supreme Court, and wasunanimously conrmed by the Senate. Hedeclined, preerring instead to take a job in thecircuit court by his home.

    By descent to Charles P. Fisher, The Estate oCharles P. Fisher.

    $50,000-75,000

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    61Mahogany Jewelry Box, England, late 18th/early 19th century, rectangular box with twodrawers with turned knobs, applied moldingand ogee bracket eet, (repaired crack onlower ront molding), ht. 8, wd. 18, dp. 10 in.

    $600-800

    62Silver-mounted Masonic-carved Betel Nut

    Case, Cased Balance Scale, and a Set o

    Jack Straws, 18th and 19th century, an ovalcase or snu box with carved betel-nut topwith relie-carved Masonic iconography, on ahinged baleen base with silver inlay bordersand circular engraved monogram; a brass andsteel balance scale in an oval hinged sheetiron case with a note inscribed Old scaleso Job Pierce used in trading with Indians;and seventy-six carved ivory and bone JackStraws game pieces, dia. 3 3/4 to 5 1/8 in.

    Provenance: The Estate o Charles P. Fisher.$800-1,200

    63Federal Mahogany Doctors Medical

    Case, probably America, late 18th/early 19thcentury, with brass swing handle over twohinged doors with nine compartments oneach door, and our compartments over threeshort drawers with printed content labels onthe sliding lids, and two long drawers, the

    top drawer containing a small brass and ironscale, the bottom drawer with a compartmentcontaining two blown glass mixing bowls, aprinted ticket to admit James McKeen to theLectures on Midwiery at the The MedicalSchool o Maine at Bowdoin College, and sixscrimshaw articles: a bodkin, a small top, asword-orm letter opener, a thimble, a smallwhale tooth, and a bone bead, a spring latchopens a sliding door on the back o the caserevealing three compartments, ht. 12 1/4, wd.10 1/2, dp. 7 3/8 in.

    $800-1,200

    64Chippendale Walnut and Gilt-gesso

    Looking Glass, England or America, late18th century, the scrolled rame with piercedcresting and oliate device, with leay vinesfanking the molded and gilt-incised liner,renished, ht. 46 in.

    $800-1,200

    65Walnut and Gilt-gesso Mirror, England, mid-18th century, the scrolled cresting centeringa concave shell, on a molded and gilt-incisedrame, old surace, (imperections), ht. 27 in.

    $400-600

    66Chippendale Walnut and Gilt-gesso

    Looking Glass, England or America, late 18thcentury, the scrolled rame centering a piercedcresting and perched phoenix, with moldedand gilt-incised liner, renished, ht. 41 in.

    $600-800

    67Chippendale...