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American Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction 11/14/09

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  • AuctionSaturday November 14th at 10am

    Sale 1351

    Exhibitions:Wednesday, November 11th

    through Friday, November 13th

    10am6pm

    Inquiries:lynda caintel: 267.414.1237lcain@freemansauction.com

    amy parentitel: 267.414.1223aparenti@freemansauction.com

    AuctionSunday November 15th at 12pm

    Sale 1352

    Exhibitions:Wednesday, November 11th

    through Friday, November 13th

    10am6pm

    Inquiries:lynda caintel: 267.414.1237lcain@freemansauction.com

    amy parentitel: 267.414.1223aparenti@freemansauction.com

    Bidding:bids department

    kati gegenheimer

    267.414.1208

    Fax 215.599.2240

    kgegenheimer@freemansauction.com

    Catalogue $30

    Inside Front Cover: Lot 734

    Inside Back Cover: Lot 118

    Freemans1808 Chestnut Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Telephone: 215.563.9275

    Fax: 215.563.8236

    www.freemansauction.com

    126 Garrett Street

    Charlottesville, VA 22902

    Telephone: 434.296.4096

    Fax: 434.296.4011

    www.freemanssouth.com

    Color images of every lot will be

    available in early November at

    www.freemansauction.com

    Printing by Brilliant Studio

    Exton, Pennsylvania

    American Furniture &Decorative Arts 11/14/09

    The Pennsylvania Sale11/15/09

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  • Important Informationfor Buyers

    Registration

    Buyers Premium

    Sales Tax

    Catalogue Descriptions

    Bidding

    Payment

    Removal of Purchases

    Shipping and Packing

    All potential buyers must register for the sale prior to placing a bid.Registration information may be submitted in person at our reception desk,by fax or through our website at www.freemansauction.com. We will requireproof of identification and residence and may require a credit card and/or abank reference. By registering for the sale, the buyer acknowledges that heor she has read, understood and accepted Freemans Terms and Conditionsof Sale.

    A Buyers Premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payableby the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The Buyers Premium shallbe: 25% on the first $20,000 of the hammer price of each lot, 20% on theportion from $20,001 through $500,000, and 12% on the portion of thehammer price exceeding $500,000.

    All items in the catalogue are subject to the 7% Pennsylvania andPhiladelphia sales tax. Dealers purchasing for resale must register their taxnumbers on current PA forms. Forms should be submitted to our ClientServices office on the second floor.

    All item descriptions, dimensions and estimates are provided for guidanceonly. It is the buyers responsibility to inspect all lots prior to bidding toensure that the condition is to their satisfaction. If potential buyers areunable to inspect lots in person, our specialists will be happy to preparedetailed Condition Reports on individual lots as quickly as possible. Theseare for guidance only, and all lots will be sold as is as per our Terms andConditions of Sale.

    At the sale Registered bidders will be assigned a bidder number and given apaddle for use at the sale. Once the first bid has been placed, theauctioneer asks for higher bids in increments determined by the auctioneer.To place your bid, simply raise your paddle until the auctioneeracknowledges you. The auctioneer will not mistake a random gesture for abid.By phone A limited number of telephone lines are available for bidding byphone through a Freemans representative. Phone lines must be reserved inadvance. Requests must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to thescheduled start of the sale.In writing Bid forms are available in the sale room and at the back of thecatalogue. These should be submitted in person, by mail or by fax no laterthan one hour prior to the scheduled start of the sale. The auctioneer willbid on your behalf up to the limit indicated, but is not responsible for errorsor failure to execute bids.On the internet A fully-illustrated catalogue is available on-line atwww.freemansauction.com. Registered bidders may leave absentee bidsthrough the web site and will receive email confirmation of their bid.Freemans is not responsible for errors or failure to execute bids.

    Goods purchased will not be released until we have received full payment.Payment may be made in cash, by check, money order, or debit card.Payments by check must clear the bank before goods will be released.

    Deliveries will not be made during the time of the sale unless otherwiseindicated by the auctioneer. All items must be paid for and removed byNovember 30th at 3pm. Purchases not so removed may be turned over to alicensed warehouse at the expense and risk of the purchaser.

    Responsibility for packing, shipping and insurance shall be exclusively thatof the purchaser. Upon request, Freemans will provide the purchaser withnames of professional packers and shippers known to us.

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  • Saturday November 14th, 2009at 10am

    AmericanFurniture &DecorativeArts 11/14/09 lots: 1515

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    4Pair of Chippendale carvedmahogany side chairsEach with a serpentine volute-carved crest with a centraldiaperwork panel above a strapworksplat and slip seat on square stop-fluted legs joined by recessedstretchers.H: 37 1/2 in.provenance:Blackwood, New Jersey, 1960sMrs. Betty Anderson, Wenonah,New Jersey$2,000-3,000

    3Chippendale mahogany easy chairSerpentine crest on out-turnedwings and scrolled arms, moldedstraight legs joined by recessedstretcher.$1,000-1,500

    2George Washington Peace medalrestrike of 1792 medal, late 19thcentury2 in. x 1 1/2 in.$200-300

    1T. Clark, engraversacred to the memory of theillustrious g. washington,boston,1801Stipple engraved aquatint, framed.8 1/2 x 8 in. (sight)$1,000-1,500

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    5After Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)matthew Clarkson (1758-1825) inuniform wearing society of thecincinnati emblemUnsigned, oil on canvas, framed.30in. x 25 in. (sight)note:Clarkson, an officer in theContinental Army during theRevolutionary War, was an originalmember of the Society ofCincinnatis New York branch. Theoriginal portrait of Clarkson is in thecollection of the MetropolitanMuseum of Art.$2,000-2,500

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    10Anglo-American School, 19thcenturyportrait of a gentlemanUnsigned, oil on canvas, framed.25 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (sight)$1,500-2,500

    9Chippendale figured maple lookingglass19th centuryWith a scrolled cresting andcorresponding pendant below.L: 40 1/4 in.$500-700

    7Chippendale mahogany lookingglass19th centuryWith a scrolled cresting above amolded frame and gilt liner,corresponding pendant below.L: 23 1/4 in.$250-350

    8Eight Chippendale and Chippendalestyle side chairs18th to the 20th century$2,500-3,500

    6Chippendale mahogany drop leafdining tableprobably new york, late 18thcenturyRectangular top with deepconforming leaves on six squaredlegs ending in Marlborough feet.H: 28 3/4 in., L: 42 in., D: 19 1/2,open: 56 1/2$4,000-6,000

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    13A group of turned wooden items and a looking glass19th centuryIncluding two hour glasses, a hand mirror, watch stand,dressing mirror, wig stand and a small Classical split balusterlooking glass, together with a metal snuff box, a framed printentitled, Char de Mars and a heart-shaped brass trivet.$600-800

    12Mahogany tea tablemid 18th centuryWith a circular top above a balusterstandard raised on cabriole legsending in slipper feet.H: 29 in. Dia: 31 1/2 in.provenance:Property from the Estate of WilliamF. Heefner, Bucks County, PA$400-600

    11Group of silhouette and waxportraitsenglish and continentalIncluding five hollow-cut portraits,one pair identified on verso asJacob and May Halsey, a pair offull-length reverse-paintedsilhouettes, a wax bust lengthportrait of Admiral Duncan, awatercolor miniature of an elderlywoman and two reverse-paintedmemorials.H: 8 3/4 in. (Largest)$600-800

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    14Figured mahogany knife boxamerican or english, 19th centuryThe slant top above a serpentine front, inlay to inside oflid with fitted interior.H: 14 1/2 in., L: 12 3/4 in., W: 9 1/2 in.$1,500-2,500

    15Mahogany writing box19th centuryThe rectangular top lifts to a fittedinterior above drawer with brassescutcheon, on floral decoratedbrass ball feet.H: 6 in., L: 13 5/ 8 in., D: 10 1/4 in.$500-700

    16Miniature Federal inlaid mahoganychest of drawers19th centuryThe rectangular top above fourgraduated inlaid drawers, scallopedinlaid apron and french feet.H: 13 in., W: 15 5/8 in., D: 8 1/2 in.$4,000-6,000

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    23American School 19th centuryhatchment: coat of arms by louisar. greenUnsigned, watercolor and ink onpaper . Inscription in verso, ThisCoat of Arms was painted by mycousin, Miss Louisa R. Green,daughter & only survivingdescendant of Rev. Samuel Green. Itwas presented to me in the frame byher April 23, 1880. The work is acopy of one in the possession ofMrs. Amos Hagar, of Lincoln, Mass.Mrs Hagar is the youngest child ofmy fathers Uncle William Green.The original at Mrs. Hagars is onpaper, evidently very old........signedby Thomas Green13 in. x 10 5/8 (sight)$2,000-3,000

    21Queen Anne maple high chestnew england, 18th centuryFlat cove molded cornice over fourgraduated lip molded drawers, onbase with three small lip moldeddrawers, the center most carvedwith fan, shaped apron on cabriolelegs ending in pad feet.H: 62 in., W: 37 in.$3,000-5,000

    22Chippendale carved walnut sidechairnortheast, 18th centuryHaving a serpentine crest rail abovea strapwork splat and rush slip seaton square straight legs joined byrecessed stretchers.$500-800

    20Chippendale cherry chest ofdrawerslate 18th centuryThe rectangular top with reedededge above arrangement of fivebeaded drawers on ogee bracketfeet.H: 34 3/4 in., W: 39 1/2 in.,D: 21 1/4 in.$800-1,200

    20AChippendale walnut side chairsouthern states, late 18th centuryThe serpentine crestrail abovepierced back, molded trapezoidalseat rail and squared legs joined bya stretcher.$1,000-1,500

    17Pair of uncolored blown glasshurricane shadesH: 17 1/2 in.$250-350

    18Late Chippendale mahoganylooking glass18th centuryShaped and scalloped cresting withpine cone ears and correspondingpendant below.H: 52 1/2 in.$400-600

    19Queen Anne Style high chestIn two parts, the upper section withmolded cornice above arrangementof six drawers, the centered topdrawer carved with a fan, the lowersection with arrangement of fourdrawers, the central drawer carvedwith a fan on cabriole legs ending inpad feet.H: 69 in., W: 38 1/2 in., D: 19 1/2 in.$2,000-3,000

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  • 824Queen Anne cherrywood highchestnew england, 18th centuryFlat cove molded top with fourgraduated lip molded drawers inupper section, one wide and threesmall drawer in base on cabriolelegs, pad feet.H: 68 1/2 in., W: 37 in., D: 21 1/2 in.$4,000-6,000

    25Queen Anne maple candlestandnew england, circa 1780Having a serpentine top raised on aturned pedestal on three outsweptcabriole legs with pad feet.H: 27 in., W: 17 1/2 in.$400-600

    26Silkwork picturemary, joseph, and baby jesus ondonkey, 18th/19th centuryWorked with a variety of stitches insilk and metallic threads, the facesof printed paper, framed.H: 7 in., W: 10 in. (sight)$1,500-2,500

    27Three Chippendale mahoganychairslate 18th centuryEach with a serpentine crest railabove a pierced urn-form splat,trapezoidal seat and straight moldedlegs.$800-1,200

    28Cherry tray top candle standnew england, late 18th centuryHaving a turned pedestal and threeoutswept legs ending in snake feet.H: 26 1/2 in.$300-500

    29Federal inlaid cherry woodsecretary bookcaseearly 19th centuryThe upper section with brokenpediment with carved rosettesabove two molded doors opening toshelves, the desk with molded andinlaid slant front opening to a fittedand inlaid interior above fourgraduated and beaded drawers,bracket feet.H: 93 in.$2,500-3,500

    30Federal candlestandearly 19th centuryShaped top and ring-turned taperingsupport, with three cabriole legs.H: 26 1/2 in.$600-800

    31Federal carved mahogany armchairThe molded oval back with piercedsplat carved rosettes, swags andflowerheads, shaped arms,serpentine front seat on moldedtapering legs.$300-500

    32Federal mahogany gentlemansdressing tablenew york, 19th centuryThe rectangular top with outsetcorners on reeded tapering legsenclosing shaped medial shelf.H: 35 in., W: 35in., D: 19 in.$2,000-3,000

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  • 933Late Federal mahogany sideboardmid-atlantic states, circa 1830The rectangular top with outsetcenter above three drawers withturned pulls and four doors, flankedby reeded uprights, turned feet, thecase sides with recessed panels.H: 39 1/2 in., W: 60 1/2 in.,D: 21 3/4 in.$6,000-8,000

    34Classical brass-inlaid and carvedmahogany sideboardbaltimore or new york, circa 1825With scrolled backboard aboveswell-front paneled center, flankedby inlaid drawers and door enclosedby leaf-carved and reeded cornerson ring and ball turned legs endingin brass paw feet. .$10,000-15,000

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    35American School, 19th Centuryyoung girl in white dressUnsigned, oil on canvas, framed.H: 23 in., W: 20 in.$300-500

    36A map of England and Walesneedleworkmaria seaton, probably england,19th centuryWorked in polychrome silk threadson a linen ground, framed.21 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.$600-800

    37Federal mahogany secretarybreakfrontmid-atlantic states, late 18th/early 19th centuryThe molded cornice above fourglazed doors opening to shelves, thecentral outset section with longdrawer and two recessed paneldoors, opening to drawers with glasspulls, flanked by recessed sides withsingle recess panel door.H: 82 in. W; 92 in.$8,000-12,000

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    38School of Louis Remy Mignot(1831-1870)a skating sceneUnsigned, oil on canvas, framed.17 3/4 x 21 in. (sight)$2,500-3,500

    39American School 19th centuryportrait of a gentlemanThree quarter l...