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Auction Results

April, 2011



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CHIPPENDALE WALNUT TALL CASE CLOCK, John Wood, Jr. (1736-1793) Philadelphia, 1768, Molded double scrolled cornice with large carved floral rosettes, urn and spire finials with spiral carved tops, arched door enclosing brass and steel face raised circular panel inscribed "John Wood, Philadelphia," Roman numeral chapter ring and subsidiary seconds ring, flanked by tapering turned colunettes, tombstone arched and lip molded waist door flanked by fluted quarter columns conforming plinth with fluted corner columns, molded and shaped panel, ogee bracket feet. Accompanied by original receipt, "Mr. Richard Topliss bought of Jn Wood 1768 Feb. 23 an arched eight day long case. Received payment for the above clock in full by order of Joh.............Blacksmith Clock L 13/ Case L 6.7.6 L. 19.7.6" framed inside case. H: 99 in.

PROVENANCE: Property of Cliveden, a National Trust Historic Site
According to hand written note taped to interior of waist door, clock belonged to Anna l. Duhring (1845-1886) and at her death was given to Redwood Fisher Warner (b. 1819)

Restorations to one of the scrolls. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000
Price Realized: $35,800



BRONZE TWO PART SPOON MOLD, late 17th century, Inscribed "Langford Manor Kent Count Maryland August 19th 1690" to bowl of mold and engraved coat of arm to handle, together with pewter spoon made in mold,. L: 8 3/4 in. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011.

Estimate: $300-500
Price Realized: $1,400

QUEEN ANNE WALNUT TALL CHEST, Chester County, PA, circa 1770, The rectangular molded top above three arched drawers, two short drawers and four graduated long drawers, flanked by turned quarter column, double paneled sides, tall shaped bracket feet, H: 65 1/2 in. W: 39 3/4 in. D: 22 1/4 in.

PROVENANCE: Estate of a Philadelphia Lady, Blum's Chestnut Hill Antiques, 1970's.

Two drawers with patched areas; lower drawer with small area of lip loss; possibly original brasses; refinished (old); and feet replaced but not recently. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000
Price Realized: $13,000

SILVER TEA POT, Joseph Shoemaker, Philadelphia circa 1798, Oval urn finial to the lid with ball top, oval body with gadroon chase rim, eight "ribs" to the body, spout curving up in a vertical fashion then flaring out with an oval chased cap and ebony lyre form handle. Stamped on bottom one time, H: 7 5/8 in. Weight: 16 troy oz.

PROVENANCE: Probably made for Ellen Pollard Lewis (1776-1855) and Howell Lewis (1771-1822), George Washington's nephew, who married in 1795. Descended in the family to the present owner. good condition, monogramed. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500
Price Realized: $2,800

AMERICAN SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY, MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, Watercolor on ivory, gilt bright cut pendant case bearing the initials "MP" on verso. (Bits of red tinsel loose under glass). 1 3/4 in. x 1 1/4 in.

PROVENANCE: Descended in the Garrett-Sheridan family of Delaware County, Chestnut Hill and Germantown, Pennsylvania

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011.

Estimate: $600-800
Price Realized: $2,700

CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR, Philadelphia, circa 1775. The molded serpentine crestrail carved with leafage above pierced and carved splat, trapezoidal seat, arched molded apron centering a foliate device, cabriole legs carved with scrolling leaves and beading at knees, ending in ball and claw feet.

PROVENANCE: A mate to this side chair is in the collection of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State, see Clement Conger, "Treasures of State," Fine and Decorative Arts in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U. S. State Department (1991) p. 105, fig.24.

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000
Price Realized: $10,000

SCHOOL OF JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY (1738-1815), Portrait of Walter Livingston (1740 -1822), Sitter identified on engraved frame plate, oil on canvas, framed. 35 3/4 in. x 25 in. (sight)

PROVENANCE: Note: The sitter wears a Revolutionary War period uniform with single gold epaulette on the right shoulder indicating that he is a line officer, Lieutenant or Captain in a battalion company.

Relined, retouched throughout, some flaking of paint to lower canvas. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000
Price Realized: $19,000

AFTER GEORGE ENGLEHEART (British, 1750-1829), Miniature portrait of Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane (1758-1832), Watercolor on ivory, gilt metal locket frame, not examined out of frame. 3 1/6 in. x 2 1/2 in.

PROVENANCE: Descended in the Cochrane family to the present owner. Alexander Cochrane played a significant role in the War of 1812. As Vice Admiral of the British Expeditionary Fleet and Commander in Chief of North American Station, Cochrane orchestrated the effective blockade of American ports. His ships brought many of the British troops that captured Washington D.C., burned the White House and most of the other government buildings. Perhaps Cochrane's most famous act in the War was leading the attack on the key port of Baltimore, Maryland. Under Cochrane's command, the British Navy bombarded Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor for 25 hours. The bombardment inspired observer, Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner" which became our national anthem. In January of 1815, Cochrane's ships delivered many British soldiers to one of the last events of the War, The Battle of New Orleans, where they were defeated by Americans under the command of Gen. Andrew Jackson .

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011.

Estimate: $20,000-30,000
Price Realized: $13,000

NEW ENGLAND MAHOGANY INLAID TALL CLOCK, 18th/19th century, Curved top bonnet with curved openwork panel supporting three brass ball and spire finials, arched face door with brass stopped fluted colomnetts, painted face signed "Aaron Willard" with floral corners, black on white Roman numeral chapter ring and Arabic numeral subsidiary seconds ring, arched molded edge waist door, brass stopped fluted corners with brass capitals, pencil line inlaid base panel on slight ogival bracket feet. H: 99 in.

PROVENANCE: Sold Parke Bernet sale 3393, lot 245

Feet are of a later date, section, no weights fret has been broken but appears original, small section of waist door molding missing, scratch to face. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000
Price Realized: $12,000

AMERICAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY, Virginia still life with basket of fruit and bird's nest, Oil on canvas, original frame, 36 in. x 42 in. (sight)

PROVENANCE: Found in Petersburg, Virginia; one of three related still lifes known in the Richmond, Virginia area. Estate of Judith Stanley Coleman, Red Bank, New Jersey
James M. Kilvington, Dover, Delaware

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000
Price Realized: $12,000

ATTRIBUTED TO SEVERIN ROESEN, (circa 1815-1872), Abundant Still Life with Fruit and Glass of Wine, Unsigned, oil on canvas, framed. 28 3/4 in. x 36 in.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judith Stanley Coleman, Red Bank, New Jersey
Christie's, New York, October 8, 2004, lot 118. Property of the collection of the late John R. Williams.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, January 24, 1974, Lot 556. Property of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fisher, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. A letter of attribution to Roesen accompanies lot.

Relined, craquelure, scattered retouch especially to lower right of canvas. Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000
Price Realized: $47,500

PAINTED AND DECORATED DOWER CHEST, possibly Northhampton County, PA, dated "1798" The hinged lid decorated with compass stars opens to well with till, the case decorated with circular reserve inscribed "Elizabeth Kniss 1798 .." flanked by floral arrangements in urns, above two drawers, each decorated with landscapes and urn with flowers on a white background, dot filled circles ornament lower case, bracket feet and pendant, the sides decorated with "s" shaped devices. H: 26 1/2 in. W: 49 1/2 in. D: 22 3/4 in.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judith Stanley Coleman, Red Bank, New Jersey
This chest is illustrated in John Joseph Stoudt, "Pennsylvania Folk -Art: An Interpretation,"(1948) p. . 259, with the note "This chest was exhibted in the Pennsylvania Building at the Sesqui-Centennial in Philadelphia, 1926, where this photograph was taken."

In the 1926 photograph published in Stoudt, the lid shows an almost scrubbed top, the top has been repainted, drawers with patches, the left with break about 1 in. running along entire top, a possible repainted replacement, the second with 3/4 in horizontal patch along top and larger rectangular patch to left upper corner, and another square patch to lower corner, these patches appear to have been made before the 1922 photograph, one strap hinge buckled, some wear to feet.

Sold at Freeman's Auction April 13, 2011

Estimate: $8,000-12,000
Price Realized: $12,000

CONNECTICUT PILGRIM OAK BLANKET CHEST, ca. 1690, the facade profusely decorated with carved scrolls and florettes, 22 1/2" h., 45 1/2" w. Sold at Pook and Pook April 16, 2011.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000
Price Realized: $5,925

RED AND GREEN RAINBOW SPATTER PLATE, with tulip decoration, 9 1/4" dia. Sold at Pook and Pook April 16, 2011.

Estimate: $800-1,200
Price Realized: $1,778

MINIATURE PENNSYLVANIA CHIPPENDALE WALNUT SLANT FRONT DESK, dated 1793, retaining an old dry surface, 16 1/2" h., 12 1/2" w. Sold at Pook and Pook April 16, 2011.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000
Price Realized: $13,035

PENNSYLVANIA SACKBACK WINDSOR CHAIR, ca. 1790, with blunt arrow feet. Sold at Pook and Pook April 16, 2011.

Estimate: $800-1,200
Price Realized: $4,740

PINE DUTCH SCHRANK, late 18th c., having a molded cornice over two split raised panel doors over a base with two raised panels, all resting on bun feet, retaining a later green and red painted surface, 84" h., 62 1/2" w., 20 1/4" d. Sold at Pook and Pook April 16, 2011.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000
Price Realized: $9,720

TURNED MAPLE CHANDELIER, early 19th c., with sawtooth trammel hanger, 19" h., Provenance: Titus Geesey. Sold at Pook and Pook April 16, 2011.

Estimate: $400-700
Price Realized: $3,792

PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED APPLE TRAY, 19th c., with scalloped rim, retaining its original floral decoration on a blue/green ground, 3 1/4" l., 10 1/2" w. Sold at Pook and Pook April 15, 2011.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000
Price Realized: $4,029

MASSIVE PENNSYLVANIA LIDDED RYE STRAW HAMPER BASKET, 19th c., with a turned wood finial and bentwood handles, 23" h., 27 1/2" w. Sold at Pook and Pook April 15, 2011.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500
Price Realized: $8,888

PENNSYLVANIA REDWARE COVERED SUGAR, 19th c., attributed to Anthony Bacher, Adams County, the lid with a bird finial, 6" h., 4 3/4" w. Sold at Pook and Pook April 15, 2011.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500
Price Realized: $6,518

PENNSYLVANIA REDWARE DOG, 19th c., with a cream and brown glaze, 3 1/4" h., 4" w. Sold at Pook and Pook April 15, 2011.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500
Price Realized: $9,480

ENGRAVER ARTIST, (Pennsylvania, active 1791-1804), watercolor fraktur of a peacock flanked by flowers, 8" x 6 1/2". Sold at Pook and Pook April 15, 2011.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500
Price Realized: $14,220

WILHELM SCHIMMEL (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1817-1890), carved and painted rooster, 4 3/4" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 15, 2011.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000
Price Realized: $14,220

RARE RED TIN TOLEWARE LIGHTHOUSE COFFEE POT, early 19th c., with gooseneck spout, having yellow, green and red foliate and fruit decoration, 10 1/4" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 15, 2011.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000
Price Realized: $18,690

PAIR OF CHALKWARE RECLINING STAGS, 19th c., 4 3/4" h. Sold at Pook and Pook April 15, 2011.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500
Price Realized: $10,073

VIBRANT RED TOLE BREAD TRAY, 19th c., with yellow, green and white floral decoration, 3" x 10 5/8" x 6 3/4". Sold at Pook and Pook April 15, 2011.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000
Price Realized: $17,775

PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED TAVERN TABLE, late 18th c., the rectangular top overhanging a frame with a single drawer supported by turned legs terminating in pad feet, retaining an old red surface, 28 1/2" h., 37" w., 26 1/2" d. Sold at Pook and Pook April 15, 2011.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000
Price Realized: $7,703

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