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  • Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts

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  • IMPORTANT AMERICAN FURNITURE, PAINTINGS, FOLK ART AND DECORATIVE ARTS

    Sale:

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:00 AM

    Viewing:

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Monday, January 21, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:00 a.m. to End of sale.

    (viewing available during sale)

    Preview and Sale Location:Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Wallace Hall

    980 Park Avenue South at 84th Street

    New York, NY 10028

    Auction Code: 1009For absentee bids or inquiries, this sale should be referred to as

    SALE 1009.

    President and Owner:

    Leigh Keno, [email protected]

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    Betty Krulik, Fine Arts,

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    Marybeth Keene

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    of Sale and Reserves.

    Front cover: Lot 49Back cover: Lot 123, 52, 39, 80Inside front cover Lot 40Page 3 Lot 121, 122

    Properties from:

    James and Kathryn Abbe

    The Estate of Violetta J.P. DuPont

    A California Gentleman

    A New York Lady

    A New York Gentleman

    The Dr. and Mrs. Robert Isbell

    Collection

    The Late Valdemar F. Jacobsen

    A Rhode Island Lady

    A Massachusetts Family

    An Ohio Collection

    A Phoenix Gentleman

    A New England Estate

    A Private American Collection

    Direct Descendant of Thomas

    Kittredge, North Andover,

    Massachusetts

    The Bulkeley Family of Hartford,

    Connecticut

    A Virginia lady

    A Direct Descendant of

    John Ritto Penniman

    The Collection of Joanne and Jeffrey Klein

    The Descendant of a Prominent

    Massachusetts Family

    The Estate of a Florida Lady

    A New York Family

    Direct Descendant of the Brown and

    Smith Families of Providence, Rhode Island

    A New Mexico Gentleman

    Direct Descendants of John

    Breckinridge

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    Handling and Collection

    Lots will not be released until all outstanding charges due to Keno Auctions are paid in full. Please contact Keno Auctions Client Accounts department at +1 212 734 2381 or [email protected]

    Administration and Handling Charges

    Property not paid for and retrieved the day of the sale or by 3:00 p.m. January 23, 2013 will result in handling and administration charges plus any applicable sales taxes.

    Charges All Property

    Administration and Handling fees (per lot, per day beginning 3:00 pm, January 30, 2013) $15.00

    Keno Auctions Sale Site Church of St. Ignatius LoyolaWallace Hall980 Park AvenueNew York, NY 10028Hours: 9:00 a.m. End of saleJanuary 22, 2013Hours: 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.January 23, 2013

    Welpak Corporation 58-60 Grand AvenueMaspeth, NY 11378718 391 [email protected]: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Monday Friday, except public holidays

    Directions to the Sale

    By Subway:

    Take 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street.

    Driving Directions

    From Westchester

    New York State Thruway (I-87) South

    Exit 3, towards East 138 Street

    Stay straight to go onto Exterior Street. Turn right onto Madison Avenue Bridge

    Madison Avenue Bridge becomes Madison Avenue. Turn Left onto 135 Street. Turn Right onto Park Avenue.

    Turn Left onto East 132 Street, take the FDR Drive South to 96 Street (exit 14)

    Either go right onto 96 Street, drive across town to Park Avenue and turn left OR

    Go straight onto York Avenue, turn right at 85 Street, turn left at Park Avenue.

    From Long Island

    Long Island Expressway (I-495) to exit 30W, towards Midtown Tunnel

    Take Grand Central Parkway (Exit 22A) towards 108 Street Keep right at the fork in the ramp.

    Grand Central Parkway goes into Triborough Bridge. Keep to the Right, take the exit for Manhattan. Keep to the center through the tolls, follow signs for FDR Drive South.

    Exit at 96 Street (exit 14).

    Either go right onto 96 Street, drive across town to Park Avenue and turn left OR

    Go straight onto York Avenue, turn right at 85 Street, turn left at Park Avenue.

    From Connecticut

    I-95 South

    Continue onto 1-278 W

    Take exit for FDR Drive

    Merge onto Robert F. Kennedy Bridge

    Keep right and follow signs for 125 St./2nd Avenue

    Turn right onto E. 125th Street

    Turn left on Lexington Avenue

    Turn right on E. 85th Street

    Take fi rst left on to Park Avenue

    From the Lincoln Tunnel

    On exiting the tunnel, exit on the left towards 40 Street 7 North/West Side Highway

    Take West Side Highway to 79th Street

    Turn left onto Broadway

    Take Broadway to 86 Street, turn right onto 86 Street

    Take 86 Street through Central Park. You will exit the park on 84 Street.

    The church is on the corner of 84 Street and Park Avenue.

    Parking:

    There are many parking garages in the neighborhood. The closest is Belmont, on 84th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

    Additional parking garages include:

    Albert Parking 30 East 85th Street 212 249 5290

    East 82nd Street Garage 111 East 82nd Street 212 288 9645

    Gold East Garage 55 East 87th Street 212 831 4818

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    Property of James and Kathryn Abbe

    1Black Painted Queen Anne Heart and Crown Arm Chair

    Stratford area, Connecticut, 1765-1775

    H. 47 in.

    Literature: A nearly identical example is in the Silas

    Deane House, Wethersfi eld, Connecticut. Please see

    Robert F. Trent, Heart and Crown Chairs, New Haven:

    New Haven Historical Society, 1977, pl. 17, p. 48.

    $1,500-2,500

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    James (1912-1999) and Kathryn Abbe shared a love for art, antiques and photography. Each had well-established careers, James, as a pho-tographer and later as a well known dealer in Folk Art and Americana. He was known for his excellent taste and was a pioneering advocate for Folk Art, The emphasis should be on the Art and not the Folk he would say. Kathryn, a photographer and an identical twin, is the author of several books; her work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries. Each had a great eye, and when they worked together, the result was often splendid. They liked the juxtaposition of one object with another and the effects of light and shadow. Our January 22 sale features some of the best works from the folk art collection that they built together. Starting the sale off will be a Black Painted Queen Anne Heart and Crown Arm Chair with a classic shaped and pierced crest-rail and graceful arms that shows more than 250 years of usage; it was made in Connecticut in the fi rst-half of the 18th century (lot 1).

    Prominent among the pieces is a rare 18th century Polychrome Painted White Pine Countertop Figure of a standing gentleman (lot 18). A pair of early folk art paintings of twins, circa 1815, is powerful for the sitters stern expressions and edginess (lot 3) that brings to mind

    photographer Diane Arbuss haunting work Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967.

    The Abbes loved carved and painted wooden and metal fi gures. A painted wood, tin and iron fi gure of a rooster (lot 4), probably used

    as a roof ornament, is a whimsical accessory to any home. A portrait of a Girl in a Rocking Chair by Asahel Powers (lot 15) is an excellent example of Powers work. As an untrained artist Powers had a diffi cult time making items appear to be anchored to the fl oor; the young girl appears to be fl oating.

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JAMES AND KATHRYN ABBE

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    4Painted Wood Tin and Iron Figure of a Rooster

    American, 1830-1890

    H. 22 in.; W. 25 in.

    Probably once used as a roof ornament.

    $1,500-2,500

    2Gilt Copper Weathervane Depicting a Steer

    Probably L. W. Cushing & Sons

    Waltham, Massachusetts, second half 19th century

    H. 12 in.; L. 23 in.

    $300-600

    3American School, First Quarter 19th Century

    A Pair of Portraits Depicting Twin Girls in White

    Dresses

    Oil on canvas

    18 x 16 inches (each)

    $2,000-4,000

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    5Green and Yellow Painted Half Hull Model

    American, circa 1843

    With painted inscription: Plymouth, 1843

    H. 11 in.; L. 56 in.

    $800-1,200

    6A Group of Four Carved and Painted Wooden Figures

    Comprising: Pair of white painted mermaids: American,

    late 19th / early 20th century, H. 2 in.; L. 6 in.

    Figure of a lion and lamb, probably Pennsylvania, late

    19th century, H. 5 in.; L. 9 in.

    Green, yellow and white painted fi gure of a standing

    woman, American, late 19th century, H. 13 in.

    White painted wooden rooster with repair done with

    tin and nails, fi rst half 19th century, H. 5 in.; L. 7 in.

    (4)

    $1,200-1,800

    7Naive Carved Bone Figure in the Form of a Female Nude

    American, second half 19th century

    With movable section.

    H. 4 in.

    $200-400

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    8Pair of American School Portraits

    Sarah Bennett, age 11 and Mary Bennett, age 10

    Possibly Isaac A. Wetherby (American, 1819-1904)

    Oil on canvas

    29 x 24 inches (each)

    Portrait of Mary Bennett inscribed on verso: Mary

    Bennett born 1845 daughter of Hon. A.H. Bennett,

    Davenport, Iowa, 10 years old when this was taken.

    Possibly by Isaac Augustus Wetherby (1819-1904) and

    attributed to Isaac Wetherby 6/1/1988, James Abbe

    Junior Oyster Bay, NY

    Portrait of Sarah Bennett inscribed on verso of canvas:

    attributed to Isaac A. Wetherby (American, 1819-

    1904) and Sarah Bennett, born 1844, daughter of Hon.

    A.H. Bennett, Davenport, Iowa, 11 years old when this

    was taken.

    (2)

    $2,000-4,000

    9Four Cast Iron Mechanical Banks and Tin Mechanical Bank

    Comprising: Speaking Dog, Red Dress, H. 7 in.; W.

    8 in.

    Uncle Sam, Shepard Hardware Company, Buffalo New

    York, circa 1886, H. 11 in.

    African American Man, H. 6 in.

    African American Woman, H. 6 in.

    Pool Player, painted tin, H. 7 in.

    (5)

    $200-400

    10Painted Sheet Iron Figure of Indian with Bow and Arrow

    American, second half 19th century

    H. 26 in.; W. 14 in.

    $300-600

    11Painted and Decorated Circular Covered Wooden Box

    American, fi rst half 19th century

    Inscribed on bottom: James Abbe, Jr. Jericho, N.Y.

    H. 10 in.; Diam. 14 in.

    $200-400

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    12Chauncey Wheeler (American, 1888-1945)

    Brant

    First half, 20th century

    Branded on base: WFB

    Label inscribed on base: William F. Beale Long Island N.Y. by Chauncey Wheeler

    Carved and painted wood.

    L. 18 in.; W. 7 in.

    $1,200-1,800

    13A Group of Four Portrait Miniatures

    Comprising: A Silhouette of a young lady with woven hair and original gilt metal frame,

    inscribed on verso: 1828, H. 4 x 3 in.

    Ink silhouette of Thomas Goddard (English, 1762-1834), ink and watercolor on paper,

    inscribed on verso: Thomas Goddard 1762, signed: ... Hiddleton, H. 5 x 2 in.

    Nave full length silhouette of a woman glued to a page from an accounting book,

    19th century, collage and ink, 6 x 4 in.

    Portrait of Mrs. Robert Sackett, 1846, watercolor on paper, 5 x 4 in.

    (4)

    $300-600

    14Soda Sarsaparilla & Ginger Ale 5

    New York, late 19th century

    Inscribed: TALLMAN 15 RUBLE HOUSE N.Y.

    Oil on canvas

    13 x 21 inches

    $200-400

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    15Asahel Lynde Powers (American, 1813-1843)

    Girl in Painted Rocking Chair

    Circa 1835

    Oil on canvas

    33 x 26 inches

    Provenance: Washburn Gallery, New York

    $4,000-8,000

    16American School, 19th Century

    Double Portrait of Boy with Whip and Girl

    with RoseOil on canvas

    27 x 24 inches

    Provenance: Washburn Gallery, New York

    $3,000-6,000

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    17American School

    Peri at the Gates of Paradise

    Circa 1845

    Oil on canvas

    30 x 25 inches

    $1,200-1,800

    18Polychrome Painted White Pine Countertop Figure of a Standing Gentleman

    American, late 18th / early 19th century

    Wood analysis by Alden Identifi cation Service,

    November 2012.

    H. 38 in.

    $4,000-8,000

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    From the Estate of Violetta J.P. DuPont

    19Group of Miniature Portraits Daguerreotypes and Tintypes

    American, English and Continental, late 18th / 19th century

    Comprising: Six daguerreotypes (four in gutta-percha hinge frames), one tintype, one

    photograph, nine painted portrait miniatures, one bronze portrait medallion inscribed:

    LOUIS XVIII / ROI DE FRANCE

    Provenance: From the collection of James Maxime DuPont (1912-1991) of

    New Jersey

    (18)

    $1,500-2,500

    Property of a Lady

    20Auguste Edouart (American, 1789-1861)

    An Interior Including Young Girl on Candle Stand and One Holding Doll,

    1839

    Signed and dated lower center : Aug. Edouart, fecit 1839

    Watercolor and black paper

    13 x 18 inches

    $2,000-4,000

    21Attributed to Rufus Porter (American, 1792-1884)

    Double Portrait of Husband and Wife (b. June 1799 - d. Jan 30, 1877)

    Circa 1820-18306

    Watercolor and ink on paper with gold leaf and black eglomise glass panel.

    The portrait of the lady inscribed in graphite on verso: Died January 30 1877 /

    Aged 77 yrs. 7 months.

    6 x 9 inches (including frame)

    $2,000-4,000

    Property of a California Gentleman

    22Painted Sea Chest with Carved Ship

    New England, 19th century, the carving and painting probably fi rst half 20th century

    The painting on the ship is signed indistinctly and dated: 32, possibly 1932

    With inlaid diamond-shaped whalebone escutcheon and fi tted with beckets.

    H. 15 in.; W. 43 in.; D. 16 in.

    $2,000-4,000

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    Property of a New York Lady

    23American School, 1849

    Portrait of Boy With Dog, 1849

    Dated lower right: 1849

    Oil on canvas

    48 x 38 inches

    Provenance: Arthur Rupley, Alexandria, Virginia;

    Sloans & Kenyon, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 7-9 December 1990;

    Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, 1991

    $12,000-18,000

    24Pictorial Hooked American Rug: Ms. Hen

    Laura H. Loeffl er, 1920-1930

    On verso: Ms. Hen hand hooked by Laura H. Loeffl er

    35 x 26 in.

    Note: A closely related rug, based on the same design as the present lot sold at

    Sothebys, New York, Important Americana, Lot 167, 22-24 January 2009 for $25,000.

    $2,000-4,000

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    29Painted Wood and Decorated Grocery Store Bag Sorter

    American, second half, 19th century

    With original stenciled decoration and inscription

    from Troy, New York Grocers.

    With original stenciled decoration and inscription from

    Troy, New York Grocers.

    H. 15 in.; W. 16 in.; D. 8 in.

    $200-400

    30A Monumental Black Painted Cast Iron Windmill Weight

    American, second half 19th century

    H. 15 in.; W. 22 in.; D. 4 in.

    Provenance: Descended from the consignors great

    grandfather Haldo O. Slinden, a Norwegian immigrant

    who set up homestead in Altwater, New York. The farm

    has been in the family for four generations.

    $1,000-2,000

    31Grain Painted Three-Drawer Blanket Chest

    Pennsylvania, 1780-1800

    H. 29 in.; W. 50 in.; D. 24

    $8,000-12,000

    32Two Yellow Spatterware Pitchers

    English, circa 1835

    The fi rst with tulip and leaf decoration, the second

    with thistle and leaf decoration

    H. 12 in. (each)

    Condition note: extensive restoration.

    (2) Not illustrated

    $500-800

    Property of Various Owners

    25Painted Bellamy Style Eagle and Painted Bluebill Drake

    Eagle with banner and painted inscription: ~DONT

    GIVE UP THE SHIP

    American, 20th century

    H. 10 in.; L. 28 in.; D. 4 in.

    Bluebill Drake, Henry Kilpatrick (1868-1945), circa

    1920

    (2)

    $300-500

    26Model Butcher Shop in Old Case

    English, 1850-1890

    H. 18 in.; W. 20 in.; D. 6 in.

    $2,000-4,000

    27Needlework Sampler Initialed B.K., dated 1730

    American or English, 1730

    Work in silk stitched on linen ground

    12 in. x 12 in.

    The central motif is that of large fl owers and a two-

    handled urn, on a linen background. The same design

    can be found on fi ve, possibly, six known samplers

    each attributed by design to the Elizabeth and Ann

    Marsh School of Philadelphia (1683 to 1784). This elite

    school was originally under the direction of Elizabeth

    Marsh and then, by her daughter, Ann. Each sampler

    attributed to the schools students is of similar central

    design created by a different student girl, all, apparently,

    utilizing the Marsh Schools same art source material.

    $4,000-8,000

    28Group of Five Painted Plywood Life Saver Signs

    American, circa 1930

    ASSORT O MINTS, GRAPE, PEP O MINT,

    STICK O PEP and WINT O GREEN.

    Incorporating tin foil decoupage elements.

    The exterior of the Life Saver building was famous for

    having large images of Life Savers projecting from its

    lower faade.

    Provenance: Made for and used in the offi ces at the

    headquarters of the Life Saver Company of Port

    Chester, New York, constructed in 1920.

    L. 46 in.; H. 15 in. (each)

    (5)

    $1,200-1,800

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    From the Estate of Violetta J.P. DuPont

    33Group of Thirteen Flasks

    Comprising: Dyotteville Glass Works, Philadelphia,

    Pennsylvania Aqua glass The Father of Our Country

    GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS / DYOTTE-

    VILLE GLASS WORKS, George Washington / General

    Taylor Portrait Flask, Two Green Eagle / Cornucopia

    Flasks, Amber Eagle/ Cornucopia Flask, Olive Cornuco-

    pia / Fruit Basket Flask, Amber Cornucopia / Fruit Bas-

    ket Flask, Two Amber Eagle / Eagle Flasks, Olive Eagle

    / Eagle Flask, Aqua Cornucopia / Cornucopia Flask,

    Amber Sheath of Wheat / TRAVELER / COMPAN-

    ION, Olive Green Sheath of Wheat / WESTFORD

    GLASS Co / WESTFORD CONN

    H. (tallest) 9 in.

    (13)

    Provenance: From the collection of James Maxime

    DuPont (1912-1991) of New Jersey

    $500-1,000

    34Classical Painted and Decorated Dressing Table with Painted Splashboard Depicting Departing Sailor and Ship with American Flag

    New England, 19th century

    H. 39 in.; W. 34 in.; D. 23 in.

    $5,000-10,000

    Property of a Lady

    35An Assorted Group of 18th and Early / 19th Century Ceramics

    Comprising: A Staffordshire fi gure of a young man with

    arms crossed and with black hat, late-18th century; a

    Staffordshire fi gure of a boy with fl owered toga and

    holding parrot, circa 1800; a Staffordshire fi gure of a

    standing woman with yellow barrel and wearing yellow

    bonnet; an agateware cat, circa 1765; a covered shell

    form teapot, circa 1765; and a Dutch delftware fi gure

    of a man with a basket on each hip. Together with a

    late-19th century covered fi gurine depicting a man,

    woman and child.

    Condition note: Various repairs and restoration.

    H. (tallest) 8 inches

    (7)

    $200-400

    36Pair of Blown and Molded Glass Whale Oil Lamps and a Chinese Export Jappaned Tea Caddy

    Enclosing Lead Tea Canisters

    Lamps: New England, Possibly New England Vase

    Company, circa 1830

    Lamps: H. 11 in., Box: H. 5 in.

    (3)

    $200-400

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    The rococo-carved walnut dressing table (lot 48) has acanthus leafcarved front legs and central drawer with naturalistic shell and fl anking leafage attributed to the well-known carver Martin Jugiez (d. 1819). A pie-crust tea table (lot 61) is another wonderful example of Philadelphia rococo furniture. The table displays a crisply cut scalloped top and well-shaped acanthus leafcarved cabriole legs.

    The winsome Portrait of a Young Child in a White Dress and Red Shoes with Peach and

    Dog by Deacon Robert Peckham (American, 1785-1877) (lot 39) is a colorful pastel portrait probably executed in Massachusetts circa 1830. It survives with its original glass and frame intact.

    We also have a family reunion of sorts with a double portrait (c. 1828) by the

    renowned deaf-mute artist John Brewster Jr. Portrait of Marcia Bowman Winter (b.

    1824) and William Drew Winter (b. 1820) of Bath, Maine (lot 52). It is serendipitous that two of their siblings, Sarah and Wealthy Winter, also painted by Brewster at about the same time, were recently discovered at the family homestead in Maine. They are depicted in another double portrait in this sale consigned by direct descendants of the sitters (lot 49, front cover).

    It is an honor and pleasure for Keno Auctions to offer for sale the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Isbell. People collect for a variety of reasons; the Isbells assem-bled a fabulous Americana collection because of their passion for each piece. Over three decades they sought out the best examples of high quality Colonial American furniture and folk art using the criteria of quality, rarity, condition and provenance as their guide. Two examples of Queen Anne furniture, each from mid-18th century Massachusetts, rank high on the scale in terms of the Isbells standards. The Queen Anne diminutive mahogany table with rectangular drop leaves (lot 53), is constructed of the very best quality highly fi gured mahogany, with powerful, yet graceful cabriole legs. One of just a few Queen Anne tables in the world of this small size, it also retains much of its original fi nish. The Cox-Pickering Bonnet-Top mahogany high chest (lot 40) displays vertical proportions, a crisply scalloped skirt and shell-carved drawers and an impeccable pedigree; the piece descended directly from Timothy Pickering (1702-1778) the prominent merchant of Salem, Massachusetts.

    Philadelphia Chippendale furniture from the 1760s is well represented in the collection by two pieces, each purchased by the Isbells more than 20 years ago.

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    The Dr. and Mrs. Robert Isbell Collection

    37Anne Pratt Armstrong (American)

    Winter in Shushan, New York

    Circa 1900

    Oil and mica on canvas

    18 x 25 inches

    Provenance: Private Ohio Collection;

    Olde Hope Antiques, Inc., New Hope, Pennsylvania, 2009

    $3,000-6,000

    THE COLLECTION OF DR. AND MRS . ROBERT ISBELL

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    38Grain Painted and Smoke Decorated Cupboard

    Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860

    H. 84 in.; W. 52 in.; D. 17 in.

    Provenance: H. William Koch Collection, Milton, Pennsylvania;

    Dr. James Bohn Collection;

    David Wheatcroft Antiques, Westborough, Massachusetts;

    Helen Hunt Collection

    $60,000-90,000

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    39Deacon Robert Peckham (American, 1785-1877)

    Portrait of a Young Child in a White Dress and Red Shoes with Peach and

    Dog

    Circa 1830

    Pastel on paper

    Retains what appears to be its original giltwood frame and glass.

    25 x 20 inches

    Provenance: A typewritten label on verso reads: Given to Dorothy by her grand-

    mother, Sarah Dobson Norris 4/1/55

    Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York, 1995;

    Jon and Rebecca Zoler, Sothebys, American Folk Art Collection of Jon & Rebecca

    Zoler, New York, January 22, 2005, lot 63, cover illustration, sold for $102,000

    $60,000-100,000

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    40The Cox-Pickering Family Queen Anne Bonnet-Top Walnut High Chest

    Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1750

    H. 88 in.; W. 39 in.; D. 21 in.

    The High Chest, of a desirable small size, great proportions, retaining its original

    brasses and fi nials, is a superlative example of its form. The fact that it has descended

    directly in the prominent Pickering family of Salem adds to its importance.

    Fire Bucket and silver bag inscribed: FRANCIS COX / 1806 accompany this lot.

    Provenance: Timothy Pickering (1702-1778) married Mary Wingate (1708-1784);

    To their son, Timothy Pickering (1745-1829) married Rebecca White (1754-1828)

    [Timothy held several cabinet positions under Presidents George Washington and

    John Adams, including Postmaster General, Secretary of State, and Secretary of War];

    To their son, John Pickering (1777-1846) married Sarah White (1777-1846);

    To their son, John Pickering (1808-1882) married Mehitable Cox (1815-1879);

    Thence by descent in the Cox branch of the Cox-Pickering Family until 1994;

    Northeast Auctions, August 20 and 21, 1994;

    Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Wayne Pratt, January 20, 1995

    Literature: Illustrated in-situ at the Pickering home in Samuel Chamberlain, Salem

    Interiors: Two Centuries of New England Taste and Decoration, New York: Hastings House,

    1950, p. 6.;

    A similar walnut high chest from Salem is described as a Masterpiece in Albert Sack,

    et. al., The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American, New York: Crown Publishers,

    1993, p. 198.

    $80,000-120,000

    40

    A view of the present High Chest inside the Pickering House

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    41Oblong Burl Bowl with Open Handles

    Probably, Woodland, late 18th / early 19th century

    H. 8 in.; L. 19 in.; W. 16 in.

    $4,000-8,000

    42Ovoid Ash Burl Bowl

    Probably Woodlands, American, fi rst half 19th century

    H. 9 in.; W. 21 in.; D. 16 in.

    Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gale Carter, Old Greenwich, Connecticut, June

    19, 1987;

    David A. Schorsch, Inc., Woodbury, Connecticut

    $1,500-3,000

    43Oval Ash Burl Bowl with Lug Handles and a Burl Ladle

    Woodlands Indians, early 19th century

    Bowl: L. 22 in.; W. 16 in.; H. 7 in., Ladle: L. 13 in.

    (2)

    $1,500-3,000

    44Attributed to John Brewster Jr. (American, 1766-1854)

    Portrait of Ruth Avery Brewster, Artists Stepmother

    Oil on canvas

    28 by 22 inches

    Provenance: Previously in the collection of the Lyman Allyn Museum, New London,

    Connecticut, 1970

    Literature: Harlan Lane, A Deaf Artist in Early America: The Worlds of John Brewster Jr.,

    listed in A Brewster Inventory, Boston: Beacon Press, 2004, p. 142.

    $5,000-10,000

    41, 42, 43

    44

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    4747

    45Federal Grain Painted Lift-Top Blanket Chest

    Probably Vermont, 1820-1840 H. 43 in.; W. 41 in.; D. 17 in. The grain-painted decoration is similar to that found on pieces from the Shaftsbury, Vermont region.

    Provenance: Private New England collection; Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Olde Hope Antiques, Janu-ary 2009

    $12,000-18,000

    46Yellow and Red Paint Decorated Small Chest on Turned Feet

    Manheim, Pennsylvania, circa 1830 H. 15 in.; W. 25 in.; D. 13 in.

    Provenance: Garthoeffner Gallery, Lititz, Pennsylvania

    $2,000-4,000

    47Chippendale Walnut Valuables Chest

    Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, circa 1780 H. 20 in.; W. (at base) 11 in.

    Provenance: Christopher Rebollo Antiques, Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania

    $4,000-8,000

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    48Chippendale Walnut Dressing Table with Shell and Foliate Carved Drawer

    Carving attributed to the workshop of Martin Jugiez (d. 1819)

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1760

    H. 30 in.; W. 36 in.; D. 21 in.

    Literature: A similar example, with an apron of different profi le, once belonging to Polly

    Riche of Philadelphia was advertised by Israel Sack, Inc. in Antiques, June 1965, p. 622.;

    Detailed information about the carvers, Nicholas Bernard and Martin Jugiez in Luke

    Beckerdite and Alan Miller, American Furniture, ed. Luke Beckerdite, A Tables Tale: Craft,

    Art, and Opportunity in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia, Milwaukee: Chipstone

    Foundation, 2004, pp. 2-45. July 28, 1984.

    A report on this table by Alan Miller, dated August 26, 1994 accompanies this lot.

    Please visit Kenoauctions.com.

    $50,000-80,000

    48

    46 detail

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    Property of Direct Descendants of the Sitters

    49Attributed to John Brewster, Jr. (American, 1766-1854)

    Double Portrait of Wealthy Jones Winter (b. 1819) and Sarah Marie Winter

    (b. 1817)

    Bath, Maine, circa 1827

    Oil on canvas

    22 x 17 inches

    The Winter family traces its roots in Bath, Maine to the mid-eighteenth century, when

    the grandfather of the sitters, Francis Winter, a Boston native and Harvard graduate

    settled in Bath, Maine. At that time, Maine was still a part of Massachusetts and he

    served as a representative to the Massachusetts legislature the First Congregational

    Pastor in Bath. He married Abigal Alden (1750-1826) in 1768. Francis and Abigal

    The following lot comprises a portrait of Wealthy and Sarah Winter, sisters of Marcia and William Winter (whose portrait will be offered as lot 52). The present owners of lot 49 are direct descendants of the Winter family. Keno auctions is honored to offer these sibling portraits in the same auction.

    49

    Winter had four children, including Samuel (1789-1835). He married Sarah Bowman

    (1793-1828) in 1814. They had seven children, including the four depicted here in lots

    49 and 52. Thier mother, Sarah Bowman (whose portrait, also by john Brewster, Jr., is

    still in the family collection) died just six days after giving birth to her seventh child.

    Thier father, Samuel Winter, a seaman, distiller and leader of the local Whig Party, was

    regarded as a notable citizen. He died in 1835; his orphaned children were adopted

    by family members.

    The Winter Family homestead remains with the direct descendants to this day. Until

    now, this portrait hung on the wall across from a portrait of their mother, Sarah

    Bowman, since it was painted circa 1827. The portrait of William Drew and Marcia

    Bowman Winter (offered as lot 52) was sold by the family some years ago and thus

    the portraits were separated. It is serendipitous that these two portraits are reunited

    for the fi rst time in more than thirty-fi ve years.

    Provenance: Descended directly in the family of the sitters to the present owner.

    $40,000-80,000

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    51

    51Panelled Maple and Pine Valuables Chest

    New England, 1690-1720

    H. 21 in.; W. 19 in.; D. 12 in.

    Provenance: Rhode Island School of Design,

    Providence, Rhode Island;

    Whimsy Antiques, Arlington, Vermont, June, 1965;

    The Deyerle Collection, Sothebys Charlottesville,

    Virginia, 1995, Lot 567

    Literature: Illustrated in Wallace Nutting, Furniture

    Treasury, New York: Macmillan, 1928, pl. 917;

    Also, illustrated in Wallace Nutting, Furniture of the

    Pilgrim Century, New York: Bonanza Books, 1921, p. 399;

    Advertised by Whimsy Antiques, Arlington, Vermont,

    in Antiques, June 1965, p. 635.; Illustrated in Shop Talk,

    1960, p. 98.

    $3,000-6,000

    The Dr. and Mrs. Robert Isbell Collection

    50Set of Five Matched Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs and a Tall Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchair

    Rhode Island, circa 1795

    H. 37 in. (average)

    Tall Sack-Back Windsor Armchair

    Connecticut, circa 1770

    H. 42 in.

    Provenance: Bennington, Vermont family collection for

    over 50 years;

    Patty Gagarin Antiques, Southport, Connecticut, 1984

    Literature: A similar example in Charles Santore, The

    Windsor Style in America, Philadelphia: Running Press,

    1987, plate 106, p. 103.;

    Wallace Nutting, The Windsor Handbook, Rutland,

    Vermont: C.E. Tuttle, 1973, p. 11.

    $3,000-6,000

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    52Attributed to John Brewster, Jr., (American, 1766-1854)

    Double Portrait of Marcia Bowman Winter (b. 1824) and William Drew

    Winter (b. 1822)

    Bath, Maine, circa

    Oil on canvas

    Probably 20th century inscription incised on the original white pine stretcher: Marcia

    Bowman Winter born Bath June 25 1824 William Drew Winter born oct 1822...

    14 x 20 inches

    Provenance: Richard L. Mills, Exeter, New Hampshire;

    Marna Anderson Gallery, New York;

    Collection of Brian and Janice Oberman, New York;

    David A. Schorsch, Woodbury, Connecticut

    Literature: Harlan Lane, A Deaf Artist in Early America: The Worlds of John Brewster Jr.,

    listed in A Brewster Inventory, Boston: Beacon Press, 2004, p. 168.

    $30,000-60,000

    Please see lot 49 for a portrait of Marcia and Williams older siblings.

    52

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    53Diminutive Queen Anne Mahogany Table with Rectangular Drop Leaves

    Massachusetts, 1740-1760

    Tables of this small size rarely come into the market-

    place. This example exhibits a graceful arched apron

    and cabriole legs with delicate ankles ending in bold

    pad feet. The surface, with its worn mellow patina is

    exemplary.

    Provenance: A private New England family;

    Northeast Auctions, March 1, 1997, Lot 548;

    Robert Fileti, consultant for G.K.S. Bush, Inc., New York,

    1997.

    Please see Kenoauctions.com for more information

    about this lot.

    $15,000-25,000

    53 53

    54

    This lot and lot 62 are both examples of diminutive

    Queen Anne drop leaf tables. Their desirability is best

    stated in American Antiques from the Israel Sack Col-

    lection Authentic Queen Anne dropleaf tables thirty

    inches or under are considered collectors prizes.

    H. 28 in.; W. (closed) 12 in.; W. (open) 29 in.

    Literature: For a pair of tables of this rare small size

    please see Albert M. and Robert M. Sack, American

    Antiques from the Israel Sack Collection, Vol. IV, New York:

    Highland House, 1974, p. 981, pl. P3678.

    54Gilt Confederate Cavalryman Copper Weathervane

    Probably Harris & Co.

    Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1870

    H. (including base) 21 in.; L. 27 in.

    Copper and cast zinc with traces of original gilding and

    mustard sizing.

    One of two known examples. The other sold by Peter

    Tillou, Litchfi eld, Connecticut, 1992.

    Provenance: Edmund Fuller, Woodstock, New York (c.

    1940-1985);

    J.J. Frank, Washington, D.C.;

    Steve Miller, New York, 1992

    $10,000-20,000

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    56

    57

    55William and Mary Painted Maple Butterfl y Table

    New England, 1745-1760

    H. 27 in.; W. 34 in.; D. (closed) 12 in.; D. (open) 38 in.

    The table, with block and turned splayed legs, retains full height and has sup-

    porting turned stretchers. The oval top is supported by well-shaped butterfl y

    wings and a square apron. The whole retains a 19th century varnish over a red

    stain with a washed top.

    Provenance: Jonathan Trace, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Antiques

    Show, April 8, 1988

    A letter of authentication and condition report, dated May 3, 1989, written by

    Alan Miller for Dr. and Mrs. Isbell accompanies this lot and is illustrated in full at

    Kenoauctions.com.

    $5,000-8,000

    56Miniature Carved Classical Chest of Drawers

    McIntire School, Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1810

    Samuel McIntire (1757-1811)

    H. 19 in.; W. 16 in.; D. 9 in.

    Carving and punch work decoration of fruit and basket motif characteristic of

    the Samuel McIntire (1757-1811) school.

    Provenance: Private New Hampshire home;

    Stephen-Douglas Antiques, Rockingham, Vermont

    Literature: Advertised in Maine Antiques Digest, October 1991.

    $3,000-6,000

    57Pair of Chippendale Brass Engraved Andirons

    Probably English for the Charleston Market, 1780-1800

    H. 28 in.; W. 15 in.; D. 19 in.

    Bradford L. Rauschenbergs two publications on Charleston andirons provides

    insight on the location of manufacture. In a 1979 article, he attributes andirons

    of this style to Charleston, South Carolina, but a more recent article indicates

    they were likely made in England for Charleston market.

    References: Bradford L. Rauschenberg, A School of Chaleston, South Carolina

    Brass Andirons, Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, North

    Carolina: MESDA, May 1979, pp. 26-77.;

    Bradford L. Rauschenberg, Reconsidering Brass Andirons, Journal of Early

    Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina: MESDA, November

    1992, pp. 37-53.

    $5,000-10,000

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    58Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American, 1813-1884)

    Young Girl Holding a Cluster of Grapes with Her Dog at Her Feet

    Probably Massachusetts, circa 1837-1845

    Oil on canvas

    38 x 26 inches

    Provenance: Leila and Merton Banks, Treasure House Antiques, Searsport, Maine, 1978;

    James D. Julia Auctions, Rockport, Maine, August 31, 1990;

    Olde Hope Antiques, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1990

    A description of the paintings history prior to being sold at James D. Julia Auctions

    appeared in the October 1990 issue of the Maine Antiques Digest. After the death of

    Mrs. Leila Banks, the painting was to be sold by F.O. Bailey Co. in June 1976. The night

    before the auction it was stolen, only to be discovered two years later in a Parke-Bernet

    sale catalogue by the editor of Maine Antiques Digest, Sam Pennington. Minor paint loss

    below the dog helped to identify the painting and return it to its rightful owners.

    Please note: Accompanied by a conservation report from Fred Koszewnik, Marlton,

    New Jersey, December 17, 1990.

    Please see Kenoauctions.com for more information about this lot.

    $12,000-18,000

    58

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    59The Blake Family Chippendale Mahogany Block Front Chest

    Boston, Massachusetts, 1760-1780

    H. 30 in.; W. 36 in.; D. 22 in.

    Provenance: Descended in the Blake family of Brookline and Lenox, Massachusetts;

    Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc, New York, November 1978, lot 1072;

    Julia Overing Beals;

    Kenneth Van Blarcom, Natick, Massachusetts

    Literature: For an example of similar quality with rounded blocking, but lacking a drop

    pendant, please see Albert M. and Robert M. Sack, American Antiques from the Israel

    Sack Collection, New York: Highland House, Vol. VIII, P5982, p. 2360.

    $40,000-80,000

    59

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    60Queen Anne Cherry and Maple Tray-Top Tea Table with Scalloped Skirt

    Probably Hartford County, Connecticut,1750-1780

    W. 29 in.; L. 27 in.

    Provenance: Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Wayne Pratt, January 2006

    Literature: Another example, the shaped skirt of similar profi le, illustrated in Connecticut

    Furniture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Wadsworth Athenaeum: Hartford,

    Connecticut, 1967, p. 91, pl. 158.

    $20,000-40,000

    60

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    61Chippendale Mahogany Birdcage Piecrust Tea Table

    Philadelphia, circa 1765

    H. 28 in.; Diam. 30 in.

    David L. Barquist, in Treasures of the State, attributes this table, another at the Rhode

    Island School of Design, and the example illustrated from the collection of the U.S.

    State department to the same workshop.1

    Provenance: From an old Germantown, Pennsylvania collector in whose family it has

    descended for several generations;

    David Stockwell, Inc., New York

    Literature: Referenced in Clement E. Conger and Alexandra Rollins, Treasures of State,

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991, pl. 68, p. 152.

    Advertised by David Stockwell, Inc. in Antiques, June 1970, p.771.

    An authentication note from Alan Miller dated August 26, 1994 accompanies this lot,

    and can be read at Kenoauctions.com.

    $30,000-60,000

    1Clement E. Conger, Treasures of State, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991, p. 152.

    61

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    62Queen Anne Tiger Maple Tri-Drop Leaf Table with Pivoting Top on Triangular Base

    New England, probably Connecticut, 1735-1770

    H. 25 in.; Diam. 27 in.

    This rare table is ingeniously designed to pivot so the three leaves are supported by

    the triangle base. It is also distinguished by its curly maple top and shaped apron, all

    supported by turned legs, ending in pad feet.

    Provenance: E. Guy Sawyer, Glastonbury, Connecticut;

    Paul Koda, Windsor, Connecticut, 2001;

    Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Wayne Pratt, January 2001

    $20,000-30,000

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    63Diminutive Queen Anne Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table with Rounded Leaves

    Boston, Massachusetts, 1740-1780

    H. 27 in.; W. 28 in.; D. (closed) 11 in.; D. (open) 27 in.

    Provenance: Descended in a family from South Weymouth, Massachusetts;

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Antiques Show, Herrup & Wolfner, 1989

    Literature: Please see Albert M. and Robert M. Sack, American Antiques from the Israel

    Sack Collection, Vol. IV, New York: Highland House, 1974, p. 981, pl. P3678.

    $15,000-30,000

    63 open

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    64Queen Anne Maple Porringer Top Tea Table

    Probaby Wethersfi eld area, Connecticut, circa 1750

    H. 29 in.; W. 33 in.; D. 24 in.

    For a similar example please see David S. Smith, Con-

    necticut Spring Antiques Show in Antiques and the Arts

    Weekly, April 3, 2007.

    $5,000-8,000

    65Carved White Oak and White Pine Bible Box

    Probably New Haven Colony, Hammonasset River

    Valley, Connecticut, 1670-1700

    H. 9 in.; W. 24 in.; D. 15 in.

    Literature: A related, more elaborate example is

    illustrated in Patricia E. Kane from the Museum of Fine

    Arts, Boston (32.275), Furniture of the New Haven

    Colony, New Haven: New Haven Historical Society,

    1973, pp. 44-45.

    The box bears a partial label of the Connecticut

    Tercentenary Exhibition on the bottom.

    Recent wood analysis by Harry Alden Identifi cation

    indicates the bottom board is white pine native to

    northeastern U.S. and Canada and the backboard is

    white oak. The backboard sample is white oak with

    narrow rings indicating extremely slow growth which

    would not be expected in English furniture of 1600-

    1750. Harry Alden, September 2012

    $3,000-6,000

    64

    65

    66Painted and Decorated Dower Chest

    Probably Berks County, Bern Township, Pennsylvania,

    1785-1799

    H. 22 in.; W. 50 in.; D. 23 in.

    The base molding and feet are replaced on this chest.

    This restoration work was not disguised.

    Provenance: H. William Koch Collection;

    David Wheatcroft Antiques, Westborough, Massachu-

    setts

    Literature: For an article about Berks County chests:

    please see Patricia J. Keller, Black Unicorn Chests of

    Berks County in Antiques, October 1991, pp. 594-605.

    $4,000-8,00066

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    67Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tall-Case Clock with Rocking Ship Mechanism

    David Wood (1766-1855)

    Newburyport, Massachusetts, circa 1800

    The dial inscribed: DAVID WOOD / NEWBURYPORT

    Dial has a rocking ship in the arch with painted geometric spandrels in the corners

    and an eight-day brass striking movement.

    H. 94 in.; W. 18 in.; D. 9 in.

    Provenance: Patrick Tracy Jackson, born Newburyport, August 14, 1780, died Septem-

    ber 12, 1849. Married Lydia Cabot, born June 20, 1820, died May 31, 1869;

    To their fi fth child, Hannah Lowell Jackson, born June 20, 1820, died June 30, 1879.

    Married Dr. Samuel Cabot, born September 20, 1815, died April 13, 1885;

    To their daughter, Helen Jackson Cabot, born January 13, 1856. She married Charles

    Almy;

    To their fi fth child, Elizabeth Mason Almy, born August 28, 1892. Married Dr. Stanley

    Cobb. Their children Sidney, Helen and John;

    Written on reverse of paper listing provenance: On the decease of Elizabeth Belt and

    Elinor Meserve, this clock is to be given to: John Delaney, West Townsend, Massachu-

    setts

    $15,000-30,000

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    69

    Property of Descendants of the Brown Family of Providence

    68The Brown Family Queen Anne Mahogany Slipper Foot Tea Table

    Goddard-Townsend School Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1750

    H. 26 in.; W. 33 in.;, D. 22 in.

    Provenance: Descended in the Brown Family of Providence to present owner

    Rectangular top with applied convex molding strips, applied convex apron fl anked by

    shaped brackets, above cabriole legs, with peaked knees and terminating in pointed

    slipper feet. A heavy convex molding is applied to the perimeter. With a broad convex

    inner edge and beaded top edge with a rounded exterior. The skirts on most known

    examples have a convex applied skirt molding. On most tables, including this example,

    the knee brackets are separate pieces of wood affi xed to the bottom of the molding

    and the adjoining leg. Six of the eight returns on this table are original. This tea table is

    notable for its exemplary proportions, condition and provenance. These proportions

    are accentuated by the bold convex moldings that encircle the top. Also contribut-

    ing to the successful proportions are sinuous cabriole legs with their notable peaked

    knees, graceful ankles, and elongated slipper feet. A Chippendale drop-leaf table,

    attributed to John Goddard (1723/4-1785), also descended in the same family as the

    present table, sold in Keno Auctions inaugural sale in May 2010 (lot 253).

    $10,000-20,000

    Property from a Florida Estate

    69Chipppendale Mahogany Reverse-Serpentine Chest of Drawers with Claw and Ball Feet

    Massachusetts, circa 1770-1790

    H. 33 in.; L. 36 in.; D. 20 in.

    $3,000-6,000

    Property of a Rhode Island Lady

    70Chippendale Fan-Inlaid Cherry-Wood Reverse Serpentine Chest of Four Drawers

    Connecticut, circa 1785-1810

    H. 33 in.; W. 36 in.; D. 18 in.

    Thumbnail molded two board top inlaid on both top and front edge with stringing.

    Provenance: By family tradition, this chest was purchased by the consignors great

    grandparents who lived in Union, Connecticut before moving to Uxbridge,

    Massachusetts;

    To their youngest daughter who lived in the family home in Uxbridge, Massachusetts

    until her death;

    To her niece, the consignors mother;

    Thence by descent

    $3,000-6,000

    70

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    71 detail

    71A

    Property of a Gentleman

    71Chippendale Walnut Tall Case Eight-Day Clock

    Ellis & Isaac Chandlee, Nottingham, Maryland,

    1792-1804

    Dial inscribed in black paint: Ellis & Isaac Chandlee /

    Nottingham

    For an in-depth discussion and illustrations of related

    tall case clocks by Ellis and Isaac Chandlee, please see

    Edward A. Chandlee Six Quaker Clockmakers, Stratford,

    Connecticut: The New England Publishing Company,

    1973 (originally published 1943), pp. 181-206.

    Provenance: Descended directly in the Breckinridge

    family to Mrs. Elizabeth (Breckinridge) Field and her

    husband, Eben J.D. Cross II (classmate and lawyer of F.

    Scott Fitzgerald);

    To the present owner, her son in law

    The founder of the Chandlee dynasty of clock and

    scientifi c instrument makers was Benjamin Chandlee,

    Sr., who migrated in 1702 from Ireland to Philadel-

    phia, where he was apprenticed to Abel Cottey,

    clockmaker, and eventually married Cotteys daughter.

    His son Benjamin Chandlee, Jr. (1723-1791), worked

    as a clockmaker in Nottingham, Chester County

    Pennsylvania, where he produced instruments as well

    as clocks. He had four sons, Goldsmith, Ellis, John and

    Isaac. Ellis Chandlee (1755-1816) was apprenticed to

    his father, and he worked with his brothers in the shop.

    He established the fi rm of Ellis Chandlee & Brothers

    in 1790, shortly before his fathers death. The fi rm was

    dissolved in 1797 when the youngest brother, John

    Chandlee, left the fi rm. Ellis continued in partnership

    with his other brother, Isaac Chandlee (1760-1813),

    until about 1804, producing clocks, surveying instru-

    ments, and other metal articles. Their products were

    signed Ellis and Isaac Chandlee, Nottingham, or, in the

    case of a surveying compass in the collection of the

    Chester County Historical Society, E. & I. Chandlee,

    Nottingham. Isaac Chandlee also produced clocks

    and instruments on his own, for there are a number

    of surviving clocks and surveying compasses signed in

    such manner

    The above information quoted from Silvio Bedini,

    Early American Scientifi c Instruments and their makers,

    Washington D.C., Smithsonian, U. S. National Museum,

    1964, p. 56.

    $6,000-12,000

    Property of a New England Gentleman

    71AA Salt-Glazed Stoneware Crock with Incised Cobalt Blue Ship and American Flag

    Initialed AGP

    Attributed to Abial Price, the Congress Pottery

    South Amboy, New Jersey, 1838-1840

    The reverse with an incised cobalt blue fl ower

    H. 11 in.

    Provenance: Purchased in the Berkshire Mountains,

    Massachusetts, circa 1985

    $10,000-15,000

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    75

    From the Bulkeley Family Collection

    72Queen Anne Sycamore Childs Slant-Front Desk on Stand

    New England, 1740-1760

    H. 39 in.; W. 29 in.; D. 19 in.

    Provenance: E.F. Simons, 1896;

    Mrs. Morgan J. Bulkeley, Hartford, Connecticut;

    $4,000-8,000

    73Federal Mahogany Pembroke Table with Inlaid Marquetry Star

    New York or New Jersey, circa 1790

    H. 29 in.; W. (closed) 30 in.; D. 32 in.

    Provenance: Simons and Stevens, Hartford, Connecticut,

    1900;

    M.G. and F.B.H. Bulkeley;

    Mr. and Mrs. Ingersoll;

    Thence by descent to present owner

    $3,000-6,000

    74Chippendale Cherry-Wood Pembroke Table with Open Fretwork Stretchers

    New England, circa 1785

    H. 27 in.; W. 21 in.; D. 30 in.

    $1,500-2,500

    Property of a Massachusetts Family

    75Chippendale Mahogany Bonnet-Top Chest-on-Chest with Fluted Pilasters

    North Shore, Massachusetts, circa 1760

    H: 88 in.; W: 44 in.; D: 22 in.

    This example is distinguished by fi gured mahogany, claw

    and ball feet and shaped drop pendant.

    $12,000-18,000

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    From the Bulkeley Family Collection

    76Chippendale Inlaid Mahogany Bow-Front Chest

    New England, 1780-1790

    H. 33 in.; W. 39 in.; D. 21 in.

    Provenance: Walter Hosmer (1794-1852) collection,

    New York;

    Elinor H.B. Ingersoll, 1896

    Then by descent to the present owner

    $4,000-8,000

    77Chippendale Cherry-Wood Tilt-Top Candle Stand with Scalloped Top

    Connecticut, circa 1780

    H. 27 in.; W. 18 in.; D. 18 in.

    Provenance: Mr. Granger, Bloomfi eld; Simons & Stevens,

    Hartford;

    Governor Morgan G. Bulkeley, Hartford, 1894;

    Thence by descent in the Bulkeley family

    $1,500-2,500

    78Federal Eagle Inlaid Two-Part Demi-Lune Mahogany Dining Table

    Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1790

    Each D-Shaped section with a hinged drop-leaf, sup-

    ported by a swing leg.

    Condition note: Once had a rectangular middle section

    with drop leaves.

    H. 28 in.; W. 48 in.; L. (assembled) 6 ft. 7 in.

    $4,000-8,000

    79Pair of Chippendale Brass Andirons

    American, late 18th century

    H. 25 in.; D. 19 in.; W. 11 in.

    $1,000-1,500

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    measuring 2 on the upper right of the central drawer has been re-glued. A small

    piece of veneer measuring 1 x at the lower left corner adjacent to the stringing

    has been re-glued.

    This previously unrecorded dressing table is among the best veneered examples

    known. The scale and proportion as well as the choice of crotch walnut veneers, light

    and dark fan inlay and fully veneered sides are rare. It exhibits classic mid-18th century

    Boston characteristics such as a veneered rectangular top, molded on all four sides,

    the concave fan-decorated central drawer above the stepped fl at valences with typical

    acorn pendants.

    Provenance: A label attached to the inner front skirt reads: Old family piece which has

    always/ been in the house so far as we know/ Feet called camel feet/ AWS/ 1897.

    Family descent from the inventory of the personal estate of Thomas Robinson

    (17301817), Newport, RI. Probate dated December 6, 1817, vol. 5, page 418;

    to his daughter Mary Robinson, who married John Morton;

    to their daughter Esther Morton, who married Daniel B.Smith;

    to their son Benjamin R. Smith, who married Esther Fisher Wharton (the daughter of

    William Wharton and Deborah Fisher from Philadelphia);

    to their son Edward Wanton Smith (the Wantons were shipbuilders from Scituate,

    MA), who married Dorothea Atwater, and also the brother of Anna Wharton Smith;

    to their daughter Deborah Lutman Paul;

    to her children Richard, Edward and Mary Smith;

    by the family to Gustav White Auction, Newport, RI, May 21, 2003, lot 155;

    Leigh Keno, American Antiques, New York, 2003

    $120,000-180,000

    Property of a Mid-west Gentleman

    80The Thomas Robinson Queen Anne Inlaid Walnut Veneered Dressing Table

    Boston, Massachusetts, 1735-1755

    H. 31 in.; W. 33 in.; D. 21 in.

    The rectangular overhanging two board white pine top veneered with four book-

    matched rectangular highly-fi gured veneered panels enclosed by light and dark wood

    stringing edging a double band of herringbone veneer, a border of cross-banded

    walnut veneer with a convex-molded walnut edge. The case below fi tted with an

    arrangement of two short drawers above a pair of deep short drawers centered by

    a deep drawer with concave inlaid lightwood fan motif. All drawers with a book-

    matched crotch walnut veneered panels enclosed by light and dark wood stringing

    and a double band of herringbone inlay and all fi tted with original Queen Anne

    brasses. The veneered skirt with a pair of fl at arches fl anking a wider central fl at arch

    that conforms to the concave drawer above. With turned acorn drop pendants, the

    sides of the case, each with book-matched walnut veneer, on cabriole legs ending in

    pad feet.

    The piece has survived in an extraordinary state of preservation. The surface retains a

    warm mellow patina. The Queen Anne brasses and turned drop pendants appear to

    be original. The right drop pendant was missing the bead terminal. It was replaced by

    Robert Fileti Restoration in June 2003. The left side front knee return appears to be

    an old replacement. A veneered patch measuring approximately 1 x 1 has been

    replaced on the veneered skirt of the central arch. A single strip of veneered banding

    80 top

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    From the Collection of the Late Valdemar F. Jacobsen

    81Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912)

    John C. Tottan, Cold Spring, Long Island

    Signed lower right: Edw. Lange/ Artist./ Elwood Suffolk

    Co NY/ 1881

    Watercolor and gouache on paper

    6 x 23 inches

    Quality examples of Langes work rarely come to the

    market. When this painting came up at South Bay auc-

    tions in 1998, it set a record for William Edward Lange

    at $26,400.

    The Livery Store and barn depicted were the property

    of John C. Tottan, a merchant who lived across the

    street behind the main stores. Livery Stores were

    places where the mail coach would stop, The fi gures

    depicted in the foreground are probably gathered in

    anticipation of the arrival bell.

    Provenance: South Bay Auctions, East Moriches, 1998

    Literature: Illustrated and discussed, Fall Sales at South

    Bay, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, January 2, 1998,

    p. 77.

    $8,000-12,000

    82Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912)

    The Shipman Family Menagerie or 300 at Stony Brook, Long Island

    Signed lower right: Edw. Lange 1882

    Grisaille watercolor on paper

    12 x 20 inches

    Lange depicted the Shipman house twice the other

    entitled The Shipman House, of the same year, 1882.

    This watercolor and its mate are pictured in Dean

    F. Faileys book Edward Langes Long Island. William

    Shipman kept a menagerie of exotic animals behind his

    residence facing Cedar Street, including peacocks, cattle

    and camelopards (giraffes), as seen in the image.

    Game Cock a boat house still on Long Island at the

    time of Faileys publication (1979), and probably still

    standing, is all that remains of the prominent Shipman

    Estate.

    Literature: Illustrated, Dean F. Failey and Zachary N.

    Studenroth, Edward Langes Long Island, Setauket:

    Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities,

    1979, p. 47, pl. 46.

    Provenance: South Bay Auctions, East Moriches, 2000;

    Valdemar F. Jacobsen

    $4,000-8,000

    83Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912)

    Residence of Selah Bunce, Northport, Long

    Island, 1872

    Signed lower left corner: E. Lange 1872

    Watercolor and ink on paper

    11 x 17 inches

    Captain Selah Bunce returned to California after the

    Gold Rush and found his friend Captain John Lidell

    had died of cholera leaving a wife Susan and a little girl

    Alice. In 1852, Bunce married Susan and the family

    moved to this home, which is still standing. Lange

    was especially interested in the early-19th century

    architectural features and geometric order, which he

    accented by placing the house in the background of a

    geometrically ordered natural environment.

    Provenance: On the verso of the painting is an

    attached letter from Mrs. Jonathan Hendrie the great-

    granddaughter of Susan Bunce, and granddaughter of

    Alice Bunce describing the descent of this work from

    her great-grandmother to her;

    Susan Bunce;

    Alice Bunce;

    Mrs. Jonathan Hendrie;

    South Bay Antiques;

    V.F. Jacobsen, 2000

    Literature: Illustrated, Dean F. Failey and Zachary N.

    Studenroth, p. 37, pl. 32.

    $5,000-10,000

    84Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912)

    Unidentifi ed Ship, 1881

    Signed lower left corner: Edw. Lange, Artist/ Elwood,

    Suffolk Co. N. Y. 1881

    Grisaille watercolor on paper

    18 x 12 inches

    This painting which includes a sail and steam-powered

    warship along with an ironclad Monitor-type gunboat

    in the distance depicts a specifi c event, possibly Van-

    dalias visit to Huntington Harbor in 1881.

    Literature: Illustrated, Dean F. Failey and Zachary N.

    Studenroth, Edward Langes Long Island, Setauket:

    Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities,

    1979, p. 62, pl. 71.

    $1,500-2,500

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    From the Bulkeley Family Collection

    85Queen Anne Cherry-Wood Chest-on-Chest on Frame

    Connecticut, 1750-1780

    H. 27 in.; W. 41 in.; D. (molding) 20 in., (legs)

    22 in.

    85

    Reference: a similarly carved chest on frame sole,

    Schoedinger Collection, January 2008, Christies, New

    York, Lot 477

    Provenance: Patrick Stevens, Hartford, Connecticut;

    W.H. and F.B.H. Ingersoll;

    Thence by descent to the present owners

    $40,000-80,000

    *Please visit Kenoauctions.com for an early photo

    of this chest-on-chest in the family home and more

    information.

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    86 87

    87Federal Veneered and Inlaid Mahogany and Maple Secretary-Bookcase

    North Shore, Massachusetts, circa 1790-1810

    H. 41 in.; W. 39 in.; D. 19 in.

    $3,000-6,000

    Property of a New York Lady

    86Chippendale Birch Wood Reverse Serpentine Secretary Desk and Bookcase

    New England, probably New Hampshire, circa 1800

    H. (overall) 96 in.; W. 42 in.; D. 20 in.

    $3,000-6,000

    89

    89Chippendale Mahogany Claw and Ball Foot Upholstered Easy Chair

    Massachusetts, probably Boston, circa 1765

    H. 49 in.; W. 41 in.; D. 29 in.

    Provenance: Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York

    $8,000-12,000

    88

    88Queen-Anne Curly Tiger Maple Bonnet-Top High Chest of Drawers

    New England, probably New Hampshire, circa 1750

    H. (with fi nial) 81 in.; W. (at base) 39 in.;

    D. (at base) 20 in.

    $6,000-12,000

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    Property of a Phoenix Gentleman

    90Chippendale Shell-Carved Mahogany Slant-Front Desk

    Attributed to Samuel Loomis (American, 1748-1814)

    Colchester, Connecticut, 1774-1800

    H. 43 in.; W. 37 in.; D. 21 in.

    Note: Appears to retain its original brasses

    Provenance: By family tradition, this desk belonged to John Pierpont Morgan (1837-

    1913) of Hartford, Connecticut;

    Emily Stansbury (Rich) Brown (1869-1949) and Dr. Charles H. Brown, Mt. Vernon,

    New York, as a wedding present, 1894;

    To their daughter, Eleanor (Brown) Pack Hibben (1898-1992) and Arthur N. Pack,

    Waterbury, Connecticut, as a wedding present, 1919;

    Thence by descent to their grandson, the present owner

    $30,000-60,000

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    91Federal Upholstered Mahogany Lolling Chair

    Massachusetts or New Hampshire, 1780-1800

    H. 45 in.; W. (at seat) 27 in.; D. (at seat) 24 in.

    Provenance: Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York,

    1990

    Unusual craved and fl uted molding on hand holds and

    Greek key banding on the front legs.

    $3,000-6,000

    92Gilt and Painted Iron and Wood Eighteen-Light Chandelier

    North American, 19th century

    H. 33 in.; W. 45 in.

    Now electrifi ed.

    $5,000-10,000

    Property of a New England Estate

    93Double Spiral Shaft Tilt-Top Mahogany Tea Table

    North Shore, Massachusetts, or English, 1760-1770

    H. 27 in.; W. 32 in.; D. 32 in.

    $2,000-4,000

    94Red-Painted Pine and Maple Shoe-Foot Hutch Table

    Connecticut, fi rst half 19th century

    H. 28 in.; Diam. 53 in.

    The underside of the sliding seat lid is covered with

    The Connecticut Herald Weekly Journal newspaper from

    New Haven, dated January 11, 1873.

    $3,000-6,000

    91 92

    95A Group of Six Carved and Painted Wood Alice in Wonderland Figures

    American, circa 1900

    Comprising: The Mad Hatter, Frog Footman, The Duch-

    ess, The March Hare, Alice, and White Rabbit

    These fi gures, with their heavy bases, were likely meant

    to be used as doorstops. The imagery is based on illus-

    trations by John Tenniel (1820-1914) for Lewis Carrolls

    (1832-1898) Alices Adventures in Wonderland (1865).

    H. (tallest) 17 in.

    $5,000-8,000

    96Chippendale Mahogany Oval Polescreen

    The screen painted with red primed cotton.

    Salem, Massachusetts, 1770-1790

    H. 54 in.

    Provenance: Bernard & S. Dean Levy, Inc., Long Island

    City, New York

    $2,000-4,000

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    Property from a Private American Collection

    97Federal Ivory Serpentine-Front Inlaid Cherry Wood Sideboard

    Probably Connecticut, circa 1800

    H. 42 in.; W. 72 in.; D. 26 in.

    Provenance: Descended in a New England family

    The oblong serpentine front top with alternating light and dark inlaid edge above a

    case with two concave banded short drawers with line inlaid quarter round inlaid

    corners and oval inlaid center, centering a long convex drawer with similar inlay and an

    ivory escutcheon plate above a pair of concave hinged cupboard doors with banded

    and line inlaid quarter round inlaid corners and circular inlaid center and ivory key

    escutcheon, centering a pair of recessed convex hinged cupboard doors with similar

    inlay and ivory key escutcheons fl anked by concave panels with line inlaid quarter

    round inlaid corners and vertical oval inlaid center, joined by oval, bellfl ower and line-

    inlaid square tapering legs ending in cross banded cuffs.

    $15,000-25,000

    97

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    98

    98Federal Blue and Red Paint-Decorated Two Drawer Poplar Blanket Chest

    York County, Pennsylvania, circa 1820

    Initialed and dated: C S 1820

    H. 30 in.; W. 51 in.; D. 23 in.

    Provenance: Herrup & Wolfner, New York, 1991

    Underside of the lid with stamped wallpaper depicting an offi cer on horseback, fl ow-

    ers and hearts.

    $12,000-18,000

    Property of Descendants of Thomas Kittredge, North Andover, Massachusetts

    99Schoolgirl Needlework Sampler, Tought Not to Spend My Time for Nought

    Hannah Phippen (American, 1768-1837)

    Salem, Massachusetts, 1781

    20 x 16 inches

    Provenance: Hannah Phippen (1768-1837) married George Hodges (1765-1827) to

    their daughter ;

    Hannah Hodges (1793-1877) married Dr. Joseph Kittredge (1783-1874), son of

    Thomas Kittredge (1746-1818), to their son;

    Joseph Kittredge (1822-1878) to his daughter

    Anna Kittredge (1848-1926) to her son;

    Joseph Kittredge Elliot (1883-1939) to his son;

    Joseph Kittredge Elliot, Jr. (1925-2006) to his daughter, the present owner.

    $1,200-1,800

    Property of a New York Lady

    100Pair of Classical Birds-Eyed Maple Upholstered Benches

    American, probably New York, circa 1835

    H. 20 in.; W. 25 in.; D. 15 in.

    The seats are now covered in quilt fragments.

    Provenance: Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York, 1990

    $1,200-1,800

    101Painted and Decorated Blanket Chest Initialed ER

    Schoharie County, New York, 1820-1830

    H. 19 in.; W. 46 in.; D. 19 1/4 in.

    Literature: A nearly identical example with feet illustrated in Christies, New York, Janu-

    ary 2012, lot 217. The present example was designed without feet.

    $1,500-2,500

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    101100

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    Property from a Private American Collection

    102Serpentine Chest of Drawers

    Massachusetts, 1760-1780

    H. 32 in.; W. 34 in.; D. 20 in.

    Literature: Two related chests are illustrated as Best in Albert Sack, Fine Points of

    Furniture (N.Y., 1950), p. 100; and as Masterpiece in Albert Sack, The New Fine Points

    of Furniture (N.Y., 1993), p. 103

    The chest with a richly fi gured crotch mahogany overhanging rectangular molded-

    front serpentine top above a conforming cock-beaded case fi tted with four graduated

    long drawers over a molded base with boldly carved claw-and-ball feet and spur

    returns.

    Chests with serpentine blocked-end facades were among the most expensive forms

    of case furniture produced in eighteenth century New England.

    This chest is an extremely successful example of the form in the beauty and execution

    of its design, and the selection of richly swirled dense mahogany. The proportions are

    superb; the narrow case is balanced by the generous overhanging top. In addition, the

    carved claw-and-ball feet are boldly carved expression of the design element, with

    well-articulated talons gripping the carved ball.

    Please note: Typical of Boston practice, the top is attached to the case sides with a slid-

    ing dovetail, the drawers have fi ne dovetails and the drawer bottoms are chamfered

    and received into the drawer front and sides. The claw-and-ball feet are tenoned up

    through the case (rather than just being glued on the underside and secured with

    additional glue blocks in the standard manner. This through-tenon method was a more

    laborious means of construction, yet yielded a stronger bond with the case.).

    $50,000-80,000

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    Property of a New York Lady

    103Yellow Painted Semi-Hollow Copper Fish Weathervane on Iron Rod with Yellow Painted Copper Directionals

    American, late 19th / early 20th century

    On iron rod with yellow painted copper directionals

    H. 33 in.; W. 12 in.; L. (fi sh) 10 in.; L. (directional)

    16 1/4 in.

    $1,500-2,500

    104Painted Tilt-Top Candlestand with Checkerboard Top

    American, 1835-1870

    H. 27 in.; W. 16 in.

    $1,000-1,500

    105Carved and Painted Ships Chest with Eagle

    American, 19th / 20th century

    Inscribed: E PLURIBUS UNUM

    H. 20 in.; W. 50 in.; D. 21 in.

    $1,500-2,500

    Property from the Bulkeley Family of Hartford, Connecticut

    106Queen Anne Mahogany Tea Table with Crenulated Skirt

    New England

    Comprised of 18th century parts. The legs with splices

    at upper leg stocks.

    H. 27 in.; W. 30 in.; D. 20 in.

    $1,500-2,500

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    Property of a New York Lady

    107Federal Inlaid Birdseye Maple Veneered Card Table with Flame Birch Inset Panel in Skirt

    New Hampshire, circa 1810

    H. 29 in.; W. 35 in.; D. 15 in.

    $2,000-4,000

    Property from the Bulkeley Family of Hartford, Connecticut

    108Matched Pair of William and Mary Upholstered Walnut Benches

    English, early 18th century

    Original receipt for one bench dated 1927 to accom-

    pany lot.

    H. 14 in.; W. 29 in.; D. 16 in.

    Provenance: Sam Wineck, Hartford, Connecticut;

    Mrs. J. Ingersoll, 1927 and 1931

    $800-1,200

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    Property of a Gentleman

    109A Pair of Polychrome Painted Bass-Wood Blackamoors

    Probably English, 18th century

    Early Blackamours are very rare. The design of this pair,

    with tubaned fi gures on tripod bases comprised of

    acanthus leaf carved cabriole legs ending in bold claw

    and ball feet, is very dramatic and appropriate for what

    one would expect to be produced for a home in 18th

    century England, or its American colonies.

    Wood analysis by Henry Alden confi rms that the

    wood of the tables is bass-wood, also known in Eng-

    land as lime-wood. This hardwood was popular with

    carvers in England because of its close grain. Grinling

    Gibbons (1648-1721) did most of his fl ower and fi gure

    carvings for St. Pauls Cathedral and Windsor Castle

    in lime-wood. Bass-wood was also often used as a

    secondary wood for craftsmen such as Japanners.

    An additional report by Jennifer Mass, Senior Scientist

    at Winterthur, confi rms the presence of seven paint

    layers executed in period techniques including smalt,

    verdigris and bronze powder paint.

    H. 28 in.; W. (of base) 20 in.; W. (of top) 12 in.; D. (of

    top) 17 in. (average measurements for pair)

    $6,000-10,000

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    Property of a New York Lady

    110Diminutive Red and Grey Painted Lift-Top Blanket Chest with Scalloped Skirt American, fi rst half 19th century

    H. 15 in.; W. 31 in.; D. 12 in.

    $300-600

    Property of a Virginia lady

    111Cut Out of Soldier Riding a Horse and Holding a Pistol

    American School, 1825-1850

    Watercolor and ink on paper

    6 x 7 inches

    $200-400

    112J. & E. Stevens Company, Boy Scout Painted Cast-Iron Mechanical Bank

    Cromwell, Connecticut, circa 1912

    H. 6 in.

    $2,000-4,000

    Property of a New York Lady

    113Polychrome Painted Noahs Ark with Animals

    American, 19th century

    With assembled group of eighty carved and painted

    wooden fi gures.

    H. 10 in.; W. 20 in.; D. 6 in.

    $2,000-4,000

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    116

    Property of a Virginia Lady

    114American School, 19th Century

    View of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Looking Out

    to Sea

    Circa 1830-1840

    Boston Art Supply stencil on verso: FROM / J.

    WHIPPLES / Artists Supply Store / 35 CORNHILL /

    Boston

    Oil on canvas

    16 x 24 inches

    Provenance: Descended directly in the Wardwell Green

    family of Marblehead Essex / Massachusetts.

    Dr. Arthur Wardwell Green b.1874;

    MaryAn Wardwell Green who was born in Marblehead

    in 1909

    $4,000-8,000

    115Percy Sanborn (American, 1849-1929)

    Clipper Ship P.R. Hazeltine, 1876

    Signed lower right, Percy Sanborn

    Inscribed lower center Ship P.R. Hazeltine, E.H.

    Harriman, Master, Built at Belfast, ME, 1876

    Oil on canvas

    26 x 40 inches

    $8,000-12,000

    Property of a Gentleman

    116Attributed to Erastus Salisbury Field (American, 1805-1900)

    A Pair of Paintings:The Arcadian or Pastoral State

    and Desolation From the Course of Empire

    Each retaining its original stretcher and frame

    Oil on canvas

    25 x 30 inches (each)

    Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a

    Connecticut Estate

    (2)

    $2,000-4,000

    The Course of Empire is a fi ve-part series of paintings

    created by Thomas Cole in the years 1833-36. The

    series refl ected popular American sentiments of the

    times, when many saw pastoralism as the ideal phase of

    human civilization, fearing that imperialism would lead to

    decadence and inevitable decay.

    The series was acquired by The New-York Historical

    Society in 1858 as a gift of the New-York Gallery of

    Fine Arts, and comprises the following works: The Course

    of Empire - The Savage State; The Course of Empire - The

    Arcadian or Pastoral State; The Course of Empire - The

    Consummation of Empire; The Course of Empire - Destruc-

    tion; and The Course of Empire - Desolation.

    The series of paintings depicts the growth and fall of

    an imaginary city, situated on the lower end of a river

    valley, near its meeting with a bay of the sea. The valley is

    distinctly identifi able in each of the paintings, in part be-

    cause of an unusual landmark: a large boulder is precari-

    ously situated atop a crag overlooking the valley. Some

    critics believe this is meant to contrast the immutability

    of the earth with the transience of man.

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    Property of a New England Gentleman

    117American School, late 18th century

    Naive still-life with Birds, Butterfl y, and Beetle

    Oil on canvas

    22 by 28 inches

    This still-life by an untrained artist with assorted fruit, bird, wormk, butterfl y and

    beetle is charming for its naivety.

    $3,000-6,000

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    From the Collection of the Late Valdemar F. Jacobsen

    118Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912)

    Sumner Sturtevants House in Nyack, New York, 1875

    Signed and dated lower right corner: Edward Lange 1875. M. 25

    Watercolor on paper

    12 x 19 inches

    Sumner, a Sturtevant Nyack piano maker, married Ellen Burd, the daughter of Thomas

    Burd, carpenter builder of Nyack who built the house sometime between 1859-

    1875. The house was reportedly the last house built using mortise-and-tenon joints

    and wood dowels.

    $2,500-3,500

    119Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912)

    Residence in Elwood, Long Island

    Signed lower left: Edw. Lange / Elwood

    Watercolor on paper

    9 x 15 inches

    $2,000-4,000

    119AJohn Bradley (English, d. after 1847)

    A Portrait of a Young Lady in Blue Dress with Cat and Book, 1830

    Signed lower left corner: I. Bradley Delin 1830

    9 x 8 inches

    Oil on canvas

    As is typical of Bradley, this painting employs the use of bright, clear colors to depict

    a sitter at half length. Few details are known of John Bradleys biography, though he

    is known to have been active in New York in the mid-1830s. This portrait may have

    been painted in the United Kingdom or in the United States.

    $1,000-2,000

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    Property of a Descendant of John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841)

    120John Ritto Penniman (American, 1782-1841)

    Bostons Exchange Coffee House Burning of 1818

    Boston, 1824

    Signed and dated lower right, J R Penniman Pinxt 1824

    Oil on canvas

    27 x 41 inches

    The Exchange Coffee House (1809-1818) functioned as a hotel, coffeehouse and

    commercial establishment in early 19th century Boston. It was designed by Asher

    Benjamin (1773-1845), and was one of the largest buildings in Boston, and one of the

    tallest in the United States.

    Provenance: By descent through the artists family to the present owner

    Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Carol Damon Andrews, John Ritto Penniman

    (1782-1841), an Ingenious New England Artist, Antiques, July 1981, pl. VIII, pp. 147-170.;

    D. Breton Simons, Boston Beheld, Hanover, New Hampshire: UPNE, 2008, p. 34-35.;

    Jane Kamensky, The Exchange Artist, New York: Viking, 2008, cover and p. 291.

    Exhibited: Worcester Art Museum exhibition of Pennimans works, 1982

    $50,000-100,000

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    THE COLLECTION OF JOANNE AND JEFFREY KLEIN

    Collectors Joanne and Jeffrey Klein enjoy the eclectic mix of American folk art, painted furniture and modern sculpture and paintings. They love the juxtaposition of modern with traditional ranging from symbolism to widely varying textured painted and weathered surfaces. Their appreciation of form, color and texture is exhibited in their collection of exceptional painted furniture, weathervanes, redware pottery, hooked rugs and wood carvings. Over a period of about 30 years, dealer and consultant Mary Beth Keene, then working at Wayne Pratt Inc., expertly guided and advised them on the very best of their acquisitions. Typical of the quality of several weathervanes in the collection is the wonderful gilt cop-per peacock, circa 1865, (lot 121) and the leaping stag, attributed to Harris & co. Boston (lot 123).

    The Queen Anne Salmon-Painted Chest of Five Drawers, made circa 1795, (lot 122) and attributed to Samuel Dunlap of New Hampshire, is the collections mas-

    terpiece. This bold form, a case of drawers raised on graceful cabriole legs, most remarkably retains its original salmon red paint, and the oval pressed brasses are also original. Not only is it a sublimely beautiful object in remarkable condition; it is a rare Rosetta stone for Samuel Dunlap furniture. The equivalent in vintage car world would be a beautiful 1959 Ferrari Testarossa racing car which has survived with its original paint.

    The Kleins assembled a spectacular group of Windsor armchairs with an emphasis on great form and excellent surface. It is rare to see such a fi ne group of exam-ples in one collection (lot 50).

    Joanne and Jeffrey Klein are the perfect example of a couple who simply bought what pleased them and as a result formed a truly wonderful collection. It is an honor and a pleasure to offer these pieces at Keno Auctions.

    Leigh Keno

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    The Collection of Joanne and Jeffrey Klein

    121Gilt Copper Peacock Weathervane

    Probably A.L. Jewell and Company

    Waltham, Massachusetts, 1850-1877

    L. 33 in.; W. 19 in.

    Provenance: Alex Acevedo, New York

    Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Wayne Pratt, 1994

    Literature: A similar example with a less ornate tail is in the collection of the Museum

    Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts (accession no. 54.1089).

    A similar example illustrated in Charles Klamkin, Weathervanes, New York: Hawthorn

    Books, 1973, p. 136.

    $5,000-8,000

    122Queen Anne Salmon-Painted Maple Chest of Five Drawers

    Attributed to Samuel Dunlap (1752-1830)

    Henniker or Salisbury, New Hampshire, circa 1785-1820

    H. 48 in.; W. 37 in.; D. 18 in.

    Provenance: Roy B. Gookin, Warner, New Hampshire;

    Richard Withington Inc. Auctions, Gookin Sale, Warner, New Hampshire, 1975;

    John Krapp, Henniker, New Hampshire, d. 1978;

    Henry A. Berman & Sons Auction, Henniker, New Hampshire, October 29, 1997;

    Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Wayne Pratt Inc., 1997

    Literature: A nearly identical, signed Samuel Dunlap chest illustrated in Gerald W. R.

    Ward, American Case Furniture, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988, pp. 145-46, no.

    65.

    Related examples illustrated in Currier Gallery of Art, The Dunlaps and Their Furniture,

    Manchester, New Hampshire: Currier Gallery of Art, 1970, fi gs. 57, 59-61.

    Maine Antiques Digest, Oct 1997.

    Gerald W.R. Ward in American Case Furniture states that eight fi ve-drawer chests were

    entered into Samuel Dunlaps account book between 1785 and 1820. Characteristic

    of Dunlap school fi ve-drawer chests, this example exhibits pad feet, cornice molding

    and lipped drawers. The nearly identical chest in the Yale Gallery of Art collection has

    been furnished with replacement brasses and stripped of its original red paint, though

    according to Wards entry, traces of red paint remain. On the present example, the

    brasses (with the exception of the bottom right brass, which is an early replacement)

    and paint in this example are entirely original.

    $200,000-300,000

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    126Pair of Brown Painted and Yellow Decorated Sack-Back Windsor Arm Chairs

    Connecticut, circa 1785-1790

    H. 38 in.

    Provenance: Purchased from a local convent in the

    early 1970s by Terry Tomlinson, Connecticut

    (2)

    Illustrated on facing page

    $8,000-12,000

    127Hooked Rug in The Tree of Life Pattern

    American, Possibly Massachusetts, 1881

    Signed lower right Kane 81

    7ft. by 8ft. (approximately)

    Provenance: James and Judith Milne, Inc., New York,

    1995

    Illustrated on facing page