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*Carved Eagle with Shield


Outstanding 5-Color, Two Sided Gameboard. 
Great Color and Surface.

 

 

 

The Art of the Tinsmith . . .  A Peacock and a Pea Hen in their Dance of Love . . .
                                                      Fabulous Folk Art . . . Fabulous Sculpture . . . Gorgeous Patina . . .
                      Height is 11 inches and 14 inches . . . Circa 1900

 

 *Miniature 18th C. Band Sampler, Cattern Gilder/Van Gilder, Great Barrington/Egremont, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1772

This exceedingly rare AMERICAN INDIAN BLOODLINE FAMILY'S PRE-REVOLUTIONARY WAR SAMPLER descended in the family of historic, early Native American Indian, TOANUNCK; a full blooded Native American Indian of the Wappinger and Mohawk Tribes and his wife Anna Maria Koerner who was from a German immigrant family. They were married in 1719 as records at the REFORMED CHURCH in Kingston, New York show. They had at least 9 children whose branches settled in Great Barrington/ Egremont areas of Berkshire County, Mass. and Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia as well as areas of New York and Vermont.

Ancestry records show that the sampler maker Catharine ("Cattern") was born 1764 and was probably named after her aunt Catharine (one of the 9 children born 1726 to Toanunck; as shown in family land records and wills). Catharine Van Gelder, also known as Catalyntje Van Gelder, Cartrite, Garthiat, married Hezekiah Winchell Sr., (son of Samuel Winchell Sr. and Hannah Parsons. They later migrated to West Virginia where their son was born in 1783.  (See accompanying materials for further genealogical information on the Van Gilder/Winchell Families. Family initials ending in "G" and "W" purportedly for Gilder and Winchell appear on the sampler).
This charming diminutive sampler is a traditional 18th Century Band Sampler worked in exquisite Queen Stitch in vibrant yellows, teal, and gold highlights and stitched expertly by our 8 year old sampler maker. It has been reframed to display the perfectly hemmed 4 sides and delicate Queen Stitch border. This American Indian heritage sampler is approx. 6.5 x 11.5 inches and conserved in pristine condition.

 


 

 

 

 

 

*Scratch Built Ship Model of the Tugboat HAMBURG


 

 

 

 

*Sarah Rebecca Milligan, Kirkland, Belmont County Ohio, 1849

 

 

 

 

*Vinegar Grained Covered Treenware Sugar Bowl

 

 

*18th Century Paint Decorated Box

 

                                                                    

 

 

*Pair of outstanding Hollow Cut, Pen & Ink & and Watercolor Silhouettes in an Eglomise Frame.  New England, c.1820's


 

 

*Prior/Hamblin School, Portrait of a Young Boy in a Plaid Suit,
Sturtevant J. Hamblin, (1817-1884), Massachusetts,
Oil on Canvas, original stretcher, within appropriate period frame
Mid 19th Century

 

                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

  *American Painted Tin Wall Sconce     

 

 

 

*Portrait of a Feminine Lady holding a Pink Rose
Jane Anthony Davis (1821-1855), J.A. Davis

 

 

*Very fine 18th Century Model Cannon with Mahogany Carriage

 


Mary Ann Walton, Portsmouth House and Barn Sampler, New Hampshire, C. 1820's

Portrait of a Woman
attributed to William Mathew Prior
            (1806 -1873)
      Oil on Academy Board
              Circa 1840



*Doris Stauble Floral Arrangement



 

 

*Red Painted Leather Covered Dome Top Box with Floral Decoration
        Brass tacks in an oval cartouche spell out 1775

 

 

 

 

 

*Rare Redware Porringer, Likely Shenandoah Valley,
  Possibly Bell, c. 1800

 

 

 

 

 

*Exceedingly RARE Redware Rundlet, Western NY., Height 10 inches

 


 

 

 

*Redware Jar - Bristol County, Massachusetts,
C. 1780 - 1800  - Height 8 inches

 

 

 

 

 

*Diminutive Redware Jug.  Click HERE to see our other Redware.

 

 

19th C. Gamecock Weathervane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Painted set of Table-Top Drawers.  3 over 1.


Elizabeth Lindy, Mrs. Armstrong's School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1802
Leah Galligher, the twin sister of Rachel Armstrong is credited with establishing the regional characteristics of this body of work
known as the 
Susquehanna Valley Samplers that were produced in Lancaster, York, and Dauphine counties between 1797 and 1838.
As they were twins and most likely attended school together, and both became teachers and schoolmistresses they taught in the same format.
Fewer pieces from the Armstrong School are known. 

 

 

 

Toy Hobby Horse

Pennsylvania, 19th century; original paint, best of category!

Height: L 35": width: 9.5";
depth: 3"

 

 

 



Oil on Canvas of the Stern Wheeler Alice, the vessel that hauled the first Gold out of Dawson in June, 1897
during the Alaska Gold Rush

 

 

 

 

*Shaker Brush made of Screaming Tiger Maple with
Horsehair Bristles.  Rare! Quite possibly the only
one extant.  Made for use in their community and
labeled "10", for the room in which it was used.

 

 

 

 

RARE Hollow Cut and Watercolor Silhouette
    att:
Puffy Sleeve Artist
       (active 1830 - 1831)
Sitter identified as Mary Nutting Holden



 

 

*Straight Arm Skewer Set with
          Diamond Shaped Hanger










*Dolly Dawes, Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts



 

 

 

 

* Rare little Poplar Painted Red, Yellow and Green
Spice Cup . . . a mere 2.75 inches high.
(4 inches high with the lid).
Names Elizabeth Sheely and dated 1859. 

 

 

 

*Greater Yellowlegs Shorebird Decoy, George Boyd, Seabrook, NH, Circa 1910

 

 

*Hollow-Cut Silhouette of a Man.  Attributed to James Hosley Whitcomb, Deaf Mute of Hancock, New Hampshire C. 1835

 

 




*Quaker Marking Sampler - Susan F. Lawrence, Pennsylvania, 1834, in the Westtown School Style 

 

Watercolor Portrait of Two Sisters
American School
Circa 1815 -1820

 

 


SHOREBIRD DECOYS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, ORIGINAL PAINT
Rig-Mate Flatties - Set of 6
Exceptionally rare to find a complete set of working shorebird decoys!
Long Island, Circa 1900


 

 

 

 

*American Painted Tin Trunk, Oliver Filley Shop, CT.

 

 



 

 

 

*Not your ordinary Chair but a RARE PAIR of Ladderback Loom or Weaver's Chairs. They stand 38" high with the seat 23-1/2" from the floor.  They are the perfect size to pull up to a counter in your Country Kitchen or use at a Stand-Up Desk.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Profile Portrait of a Young Lady in a Red Dress by Rufus Porter

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 * Portrait Miniature of a very handsome gent, c. 1830

 

 

 

 

* Treen Utility or Work Bowl of an impressive size . . . 16-1/2 - 17 1/4 inches in diameter. Wonderful Robins Egg Blue Paint.  Exceptional condition.

 

 

 

 

 
 
*RARE 4 Wick Hand Wrought Iron Fat Lamp on Stand.

 

 

 

 

*Folk Art Box with Polychrome Lid of Fruit carved from a single piece of wood.
All original and certainly wonderful.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Tinsel Picture of a Vase of Flowers

 

 

*Oil on Canvas, Cape Neddick (Nubble Light) Lighthouse, York, Maine


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

*American mid 19th century Folk Art Oil on Canvas of a rural farm scene with the Lilac Trees in bloom.

 




 

Portrait of Two Sisters
American School
Oil on Pine Panel
Circa 1820

 



 


 

 

 

 

*Tinsel Picture in excellent condition. Strong Composition and unusual color palate

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Engraved Black Powder Horn

 

 

 

 

 

*Colonial Powder Horn, Pennsylvania, circa 3rd Qtr. 1700's

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 



 

*Powder Horn with "scratched Nautical decoration

 



21 inch Storage Powder Horn

 


*Pennsylvania Map Powder Horn


 

 

*Full length watercolor miniature of Mary Anne Hyde/Taken February 1829/Two and a half old.

 

 

 

 

*RARE Willet Shorebird,
    Branded E. P. Smith, North Shore Massachusetts, circa 1890


 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Sand Glass/Timer in Green Painted Tin Case

 

 

 

*Huge, and I do mean HUGE Chalkware Apricot.  This one is really FUN!

 


 

 

 

 

*Chalkware Poodle, c. 1840


 

 

 

 

*Fabulous Wood Candle Lantern in Original Apple Green Paint.  Wonderful!

 


 

 

*Chip Carved Trinket or Dresser Box

 

 

 

*Pair of Double Sheaved Ivory Blocks with original Rope Wrap.  Rarely encountered outside of Maritime Museum Collections


 

 

 

*Scrimshaw Sugar Tongs made of Whale Ivory and
Tortoiseshell.  RARE!

 

 

 

*Very Fine Scrimshaw Cutlery Tray - Mahogany with Whalebone Handle and Trim



 

 

 

*Scrimshaw Knitting Needles made of Whalebone,
           Baleen, Whale Ivory and Exotic Wood

 

 

 

 
*19th C. Anniversary Tin Bell, Knife and Fork

 

 

 

 

* 18th Century Wrought Iron Candlestand
      with Rush Nip Holder and Candle Socket


 

 

 

 

 

*6-Light Tin Chandelier



 


 

 

 

 

*Round Tin Wall Sconce, c. 1780-1810


*Fancy Paint Decorated Pine Box

New England

Early 19th Century

White pine

 

 

 

 

 

*Fabulous Carved Book Box, Initials L.M. and dated 1849.  Interior compartment is lined in red velvet.

 

 

  



*Pair of Portrait Miniatures attributed to the DaLee Family, c. 1830-40



 

 

 

 

 *Document/Trinket Box
in fanciful faux grained mahogany
              New England 
           Circa 1830-1840
              White Pine

 

 

 



*Oil on Canvas of a Riverboat . . .
a very pleasing Maine Scene where the
Kennebec River meets the sea in Casco Bay. 


 

 

Fancy Paint Decorated Pine Trunk

New England 
Early 19th Century
White Pine

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