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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


"The Coaching Season in Blackville - The Grand Start"
Edward West Merrill, Concord, New Hampshire (1841-1910)
Circa 1880
Birch Bark and Watercolor on Black Paper with Watercolor and Ink



"Grand Walking Match at Blackville - Terrific
 Struggle on The Home Stretch"
circa 1880
Edward West Merrill, Concord, New Hampshire 1841 - 1910
after Solomon Eytinge, Jr., American, 1833 - 1905
Birch Bark and Watercolor on Black Paper with Watercolor and Ink







*Watercolor Portrait of a Young Boy Holding a Whip



*RARE Early Staffordshire Child's Mug depicting Sign Language                       Alphabet










*Rabbitware Tankard with Running Rabbits Border and Adam's Rose           Center. Circa 3rd quarter 19th Century.





*Miniature Painted Mortar & Pestle, a mere 1/34"high,









* Peaseware Paint Decorated Covered Sugar Bowl in Red and Green/Gold Paint




*Paint decorated Treen Footed Cup






*Peaseware Covered Sugar Bowl in Original Green Paint. C. 1860-80



*Boldly graphic 19th C. Double Sided Gameboard





*Small Turned Maple Bowl - a mere 4-1/2 to 5" in diameter

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


                 *Beehive Turned 12" Treen Work Bowl                        *Small 7"dia. Treen Eating or serving bowl                                                  in original Coffin Red Paint                                                                   in original Coffin Red Paint                                                                                          


Colossal 22 inch dia. Soldier Blue Painted Treen Work Bowl with white washed interior. 

Collection of Stone Fruit in a Blue Painted Bowl . . .
27 pieces in all . . .


*Pantry Boxes in fine Original Paint. 
       Sold Separately.  Click on color for details.

                                          Yellow            Red            Green





*Robins' Egg Blue Painted Basket. Lovely to look at and delightful to hold, but please very gently


*Oval Red Pantry Box with Elongated Left Facing Fingers.






*Vinegar Grained Covered Treenware Sugar Bowl




*Small Nantucket Baskets, Circa 1880's 
        Sold Separately


                Left        Right



*Oval Hersey Bentwood Boxes (Hingham, MA) Mid-19th Century
Described & Sold separately.
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*Exceptional Carved and Painted Treen Mortar and Pestle. 
           Wonderful Pennsylvania Folk Art




 *Swing Handled Taghkanic Basket
            H 4-1/4" D 7-1/2"





*Swing Handled Taghkanic Basket
      H 6" D 11"

*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 )  





*Pennsylvania Redware Stew Pot





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



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





Exceedingly Rare Redware Rundlet, Barrel Form, 
Scarcely Encountered Large Size
Likely Western New York, Early to Mid-19th Century





*Fine Redware Jar with Olive Green Glaze with Yellow/Green Drips. It stands 8-3/8" high and is in excellent condition.  Circa 1850.

                                                 Click here to see more Redware



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






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




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




*Red Painted Leather Covered Dome Top
with Floral Decoration





*RARE Hollow Cut and Watercolor Silhouette
 Puffy Sleeve Artist
       (active 1830 - 1831)
Sitter identified as Grandmother Holden, Mary Nutting, age 18




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

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



Portrait of a Young Woman
William Mathew Prior (1806-1873)
Oil on Artist Board
Mid 19th Century




*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



Mr. and Mrs. Moses B. Russell - Miniature Portrait of a Young Lady in Blue, Circa 1840




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


19th C. Gamecock Weathervane



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. 





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







Rig-Mate Flatties - Set of 6
Exceptionally rare to find a complete set of working shorebird decoys!
Long Island, Circa 1900



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








 Colonial Powderhorn, American, circa 3rd qtr. 1700's



21 inch Storage Powder Horn



*Pennsylvania Map Powder Horn


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





*Chalkware Apricot







*Rare 19th century Barn Lantern remaining in splendid original Apple-Green Paint 




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


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








*RARE American Tin 6 Candle Chandelier



*Fancy Paint Decorated Pine Box

New England

Early 19th Century

White pine







*Carved Book Box, Dated 1849 and initials LM




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



Fancy Paint Decorated Pine Trunk

New England 
Early 19th Century
White Pine

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