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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



Treen Work Bowl in the Best Robin's Egg Blue Paint
Great Size, Color and Condition


 

 

 

 





*Exceptional Butter Churn in its original
   Red Paint.
        Cooper made by a Master Craftsman . . . 
            C. 1800-1830

      

 

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

 

Folk Portraits on Panel, Daniel Griswold and His Daughter Louisa
Asahel Lynde Powers, (1813-1843), Oil on Panel, each is signed front & back, ages noted
Painted by Powers & Rice - August 1st 1835 Daniel Griswold Tavern Owner W. Springfield  
Portrait of Louisa Griswold Field / painted in her wedding dress  (later script)


Exhibited: Asahel Powers-Painter of Vermont Faces, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum 1973
Published: Little, Nina Fletcher, Asahel Powers-Painter of Vermont Faces. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1973. 
                   Plates 37 & 38, pp. 38 & 39
Discussed in: Lipman, Jean, Armstrong, Tom, American Folk Painters of Three Centuries.
                       Whitney Museum of American Art, 
New York, NY, 1980, page 156
Other references available including town histories and genealogical for both the Griswold and Field families.
(Minor restoration, original frames; Louisa's frame: 30 by 36 , sight-size: 27 by 33.5;
                                                              Daniel's frame: 29.5 by 36 , sight-size: 26.25 by 33 )  

 

 

 

 

*Vinegar Grained Covered Treenware Sugar Bowl

 

 

*18th Century Paint Decorated Box


 

 

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


*Pair of Portraits of a Handsome Young Couple
attributed to William Mathew Prior (1806-1873)
Oil on academy Board
Circa 1840'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     





*"Tree of Life" Watercolor Family Record,  Clement Family, Townsend, Massachusetts, C. 1820's







*Double Sided Watch Trade Sign


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 the
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, however 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

 

 

 

*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

 

Landscape Painting, Mountain and Castle
Thomas Chambers
New York, Circa 1833 to 1860

 




*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

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

*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 Light, York. Maine

 

 

 *Folky Oil On Canvas,
Cape Neddick Light,
York, Maine
One of the most photographed and visited Lighthouses . . .
      also called Nubble Light.


 

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

 

 


 

 


 

 


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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