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AMERICAN COUNTRY PAINTED CORNER CUPBOARD, Mid 19th century, pine. Worn old blue repaint over grey, open top, applied edge moldings, base with applied molding and three overlapping drawers, square nail construction. Some loss. 78.75"h. 43.5"w. 22''d. And takes a 30.5" corner.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $2,800 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


TWO AMERICAN WOODEN CARRIERS, Nineteenth century. Pine trug with dovetailed wooden case and bentwood handle. Square nails with some later additions. 12.5"h. 17.5"w. 10.5"d. And a bentwood oval carrier with bentwood handle and original dark green paint. Wire nails. 11.5"h. 19"w. 13"d. Both have wear, splits and edge loss.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $100-300

Price Realized: $1,300 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


AMERICAN COUNTRY PAINTED PEG RACK, Mid 19th century, pine. Fifteen turned pegs with worn reddish-brown paint, one is chipped on cap and back with worn light blue paint. 4"h. 66"w. 7.25”d.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $100-200

Price Realized: $1,600 (Does not include buyer’s premium).




AMERICAN COUNTRY PAINTED PIE SAFE, Second quarter 19th century, poplar. Worn warm brown repaint over black, solid ends with simple cut out legs, dovetailed drawer over two doors with three punched tin panels each with a basket of tulips and initials "H" and "A".

Condition: Edge wear and loss with some oxidation on lower tins. 51.25"h. 39"w. 14.25”l.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $500-800

Price Realized: $1,300 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


SAMPLER, Probably American, 1st quarter 19th century, cotton and silk on linen. Rows of men and women in colonial dress, together with animals and flowers.

Condition: Some loss and stain. Framed, 11.75"h. 11"w.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $2,100 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


AMERICAN COUNTRY PAINTED SAWBUCK WORK TABLE, Mid 19th century, pine. Old red wash, bin top, two left side drawers, top has stencil "59 and Co. Portland Me", "X" legs with stretchers. Could also be used as a sorting table or primitive dry sink.

Condition: Age splits, shrinkage and wear. 33.5 "h. 68"w. 24”d.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $4,500 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


AMERICAN PAINTED CHIMNEY CUPBOARD, Second quarter 19th century, pine. Worn grey repaint over greyish-green, single door with two raised panels and five interior shelves., cleverly added four shelves to right side. Cabinet 82"h. 30.75"w. 15.5"d. With shelves 83”w.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $400-800

Price Realized: $2,800 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


AMERICAN COUNTRY DEMILUNE TABLE, Mid 19th century, pine. Turned legs, "D" shaped apron and broken arch crest. Applied half round edge on top. Old white/grey paint. Square nail and pegged construction. Overall wear, one 35"h. 37.75"w. 19.25”d.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $200-350

Price Realized: $1,600 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


UNUSUAL AMERICAN COUNTRY PAINTED CUPBOARD, Mid 19th century, pine. Worn orange over original orange, cream interior, open top and two board door. Square nail construction.

Condition: Edge wear and rodent damage. 69.5"h. 37"w. 14’'d.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $750-1,500

Price Realized: $2,300 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


AMERICAN FAMILY PORTRAIT, Second quarter 19th century, gouache on paper. Husband and wife seated in birdcage Windsor chairs with their child and pet cat and dog.

Condition: Toning and foxing. Glued to cardboard with some edge loss. Framed, 9"h. 11”w.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $2,100 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


AMERICAN DECORATED LOCK BOX, Mid 19th century, pine. Dovetailed box with applied molding and brass bail handle. Old plaid sponge decoration. Old coin or ballot slot in lid covered with tin patch. Minor wear. 8"h. 15"w. 8.5”d.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $100-250

Price Realized: $1,300 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


AMERICAN CHILD'S CHAIR, First half 19th century, pine. Square nail construction, original blue paint turned green from varnish. Cut down, possibly from a rocker or potty chair with early replaced seat with late chamfered edges. Underside of seat stamped "RW Swift".

Condition: Wear, pieced repair. 24"h.13"d. Log cabin quilt cushion included.

Sold at Garth’s Auction, Americana Collection of Deborah & Edward Dick August 8, 2021.

Estimate: $150-300

Price Realized: $1,600 (Does not include buyer’s premium).




1790 RHODE ISLAND RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTION DOCUMENT, framed original copy of the Ratification of the US Constitution and Amendments by the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation in 1790. Signed by Daniel Updike as a true copy. 17.5 x 14 inches, framed 23 x 19 inches.

Condition: Some loss to paper.

Sold at Americana Auctions August 1, 2021.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $5,500 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


19TH CENTURY FOLK ART FIREBOARD, Circa 1830 hand painted folk art fireboard with country scene of figures, animals, and colonial home. 25.5 x 33 inches wide. Half inch thick wood panel, missing right side molding strip, minor scratches, needs cleaning. Unsigned, original condition. From Greig estate NH.

Sold at Americana Auctions August 1, 2021.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $11,000 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


NATHANIEL AUSTIN PEWTER QUART SMUG, Charlestown, Massachusetts, late 18th/early 19th century, tapering cylindrical body with high band, molded base, and scroll handle, marked "N AUSTIN" at the terminal of the handle, ht. 6 in.

Provenance: Tom Williams, May 1968.

The Collection of John A. Schneider, Greenwich, Connecticut

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $8,125


GROUP OF EARLY CLOTHING,18th and 19th century, from the Manning, Dodge, and Burnham families, including fancy dresses, pairs of early shoes including one pink floral pair identified as "The Wedding Slippers of Mary Dodge who married Ebenezer Burnham of Ipswich, Ma, 1792."

Condition: Printed cotton dress has scattered moderate staining and foxing and a short split in the front seam near the bottom edge, but no tears or losses.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $20,000


RAINBOW SPATTERWARE COVERED SUGAR BOWL, England, early 19th century, in green, red, and yellow, ht. 5.25 in.

Condition: Small chip to the inside of the lid, no cracks or evidence of repair.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $5,313


GREEN SPATTERWARE BERRY PATTERN TEACUP AND SAUCER, England, early 19th century, green spatter ground with berries in red and yellow, teacup ht. 2.5, saucer diameter. 6 in.

Condition: No obvious chips, cracks or signs of repair.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $3,750


SLIP DECORATED “HARVEST BOTTLE" OR PERRY JUG, England, early 19th century, the body with white trailed slip snowflake and vine decoration on a band of dark brown slip bordered by slip vine and dot decoration on bands of rust and blue slip, applied strap handle with slip dot and vine decoration, slip "S+S" below the handle, ht. 7.5 in.

Note: Perry is an alcoholic drink made from fermented pears.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $5,000


CLASSICAL GIRANDOLE MIRROR WITH EAGLE CREST, America or England, c. 1815-25, the spreadwing eagle atop rockery, a chain with spherules hanging from his beak and joining carved leafage, above the circular frame with spherules and ebonized reeded liner and convex mirror glass flanked by candle arms, with elaborate pendant of leafage below, overall ht. 47, frame diameter. 26 in.

Condition: gilding looks good (can't say if original), losses and repairs to gesso, some losses to gilding, new brace added to hold eagle crest on.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $5,313


SILK NEEDLEWORK PICTURE OF BASKET OF FLOWERS AND FRUIT, America, early 19th century, worked in silk threads on a backing, all of which is cutout and applied to a brown silk ground, in a period frame with incised and black-painted corners, overall 12.25 x 16.25 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $3,000


AMERICAN SCHOOL, POSSIBLY JOHN LANDIS (1805-?), LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA WATERCOLOR ON PAPER, Reuben Interceding with his Brethren for the Life of Joseph Unsigned. 8 x 9.5 in., in a molded and black-painted frame.

Condition: Toned, some staining and repair to the paper.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $5,625


ABIGAIL TURNER WATERCOLOR BIRTH RECORD, early 19th century, the birth information within a red circular window decorated with sailing ships at port and houses flanked by tall trees, with flowers, geometric devices, hearts, fish, and blocks of verse on the outside, in a grain-painted frame, sheet ht. 7.875, wd. 9.875 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $4,375


MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A BOY IN A WHITE GOWN WATERCOLOR ON IVORY, Unsigned, 2.5 x 2.25 in., in a modern gilt molded frame.

Condition: Small scratch at l.r. corner with associated paint loss, not examined out of frame.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $700-900

Price Realized: $7,500


ATTRIBUTED TO RUTH WHITTIER SHUTE (NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1803-1882), OIL ON CANVAS, Portrait of a Woman Holding Red Book and Seated in a Green-painted Chair, Unsigned. 21.25 x 17.75 in., in a period frame.

Condition: Relined, brown areas of background retouched, other small spots of retouch.

Condition: Canvas is relined, dark areas to sitter's left and right fully retouched, repaired puncture or tear on sleeve above cuff with retouch, spots of retouch at the hairline.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $4,375


RED-PAINTED PINE MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST, New England, late 18th century the molded lift top above a well with open till, the nail-constructed box with applied molding and cutout feet below, initialed and dated in red paint "1798 NM" on the backboard, old surface, ht. 11, wd. 19.5, dp. 7.5 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 9-18, 2021.

Estimate: $600-800

Price Realized: $2,875


SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI EXPORT PORCELAIN TEA BOWL AND SAUCER, China, c. 1786-90, the tea bowl and saucer decorated with polychrome and gilt Society of Cincinnati eagle emblem, small black and gilt floral sprays and a thin undulating gilt and black rim decoration, each with intertwined "SS" in gilt lettering, tea bowl ht. 2.25, diameter. 4.3125, saucer ht. 1.375, diameter. 6.1875 in.

Provenance: By family descent from Captain Samuel Shaw.

Note: The tea bowl and saucer were originally made for Captain Samuel Shaw (1754-1794). Shaw was commissioned second lieutenant in the Continental Artillery in 1775; was made captain in the 3rd Artillery in 1780 while serving as aide-de-camp to General Henry Knox 1779-1783. After the end of the American Revolution Shaw, was made an American diplomat in order to begin trade relations between the United States and China. He sailed to China on the Empress of China in 1784 and arranged to procure a set of Society of Cincinnati porcelain with blue Fitzhugh border decoration that was eventually purchased by George Washington.

In 1786 Shaw was appointed the United States' first consul to China and he again sailed to China with his gold Society of the Cincinnati eagle insignia and arranged for additional sets of Society porcelain to be produced with a more perfect likeness of the emblem. During either the 1786 or his next voyage in 1790, Shaw commissioned Society tea services for himself and less than ten other members of the Massachusetts branch of the Society. Each tea service originally consisted of about forty-five pieces.

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati preserves a sugar bowl and creamer from Shaw's personal set.

Condition: very minor chip to foot of tea bowl, tight 1 in. hairline from rim of tea bowl.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 19, 2021.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $75,000


WILLIAM MATTHEW PRIOR (MASSACHUSETTS/MAINE 1806-1873) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL, OIL ON BOARD, 6 x 12 in., the child seen waist-length in a blue dress holding a flower against a draped background, in an antique gilt molded frame.

Condition: Good. Relined, restretched; minor spots of inpainting to face, upper left background, and hand.

Provenance: Peter Tillou; Andy Williams; Debbie Williams, his wife.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 19, 2021.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $28,750


QUEEN ANNE BONNET TOP CHERRY HIGH CHEST, probably Wethersfield, Connecticut, c. 1770-90, the broken scrolled arched cresting centering a carved pinwheel plinth and flame-carved finials above a case with central fan-carved drawer flanked by short drawers and graduated drawers below, the lower case of five drawers centering a fan, all on cabriole legs ending in pad feet and joined by a cutout skirt, old replaced brasses, refinished, ht. 88, wd. 37.5, dp. 20 in.

Condition: inside of drawers stained reddish/brown. cracks to crest (in plinth and scrolls). finials replaced. no major repairs or restorations.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 19, 2021.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $15,000


WILLIAM KIRBY PEWTER TANKARD, New York City, late 18th century, domed-top hinged lid with a crenated lip on a tapering cylindrical body with molded base and scroll handle, marked on inside of base, ht. 7.25 in.

Provenance: Tom Williams, 1967.

The Collection of John A. Schneider, Greenwich, Connecticut

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 19, 2021.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $11,875


PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE CARVED CEDAR SIDE CHAIRS, Bermuda, c. 1730-50, the shaped crest rail with spooned center flanked by scrolls, above vasiform splats and trapezoidal slip seats with cutout rails joining cabriole legs above block-, vase-, and ring-turned and flat-shaped stretchers, ht. 39.25, seat ht. 18.75 in.

Literature: For a discussion of Bermudian Queen Anne side chairs with stretchers, see Bryden B. Hyde, Bermuda's Antique Furniture and Silver, pp. 44-45.

Condition: one chair with replaced knee return; the other chair with three replaced knee returns; one chair has a stable crack along the grain in a stile; crestrail on other chair may be been broken and is repaired, with a small patch - all very stable and not very noticeable.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 19, 2021.

Estimate: $6,000-8,000

Price Realized: $20,000


INLAID CHERRY SERPENTINE CHEST OF FOUR DRAWERS, attributed to Nathan Lumbard, Sturbridge or Sutton, Massachusetts, c. 1800-05, the top with inlaid edge and applied quarter-round beaded strip at rear above a conforming case of four drawers bordered by contrasting banding and fine alternating stringing, on molded and shaped bracket feet inlaid with similar stringing and quarterfans, original brasses, refinished, ht. 35, wd. 40.75, dp. 21.25 in.

Provenance: Reportedly owned by the descendants of Alexander Hamilton, including Helen Bowdoin Spaulding and Alexander Hamilton Spaulding. Purchased by the consignor from Schwenke, c. 2012.

Literature: For a discussion of serpentine chests of drawers made by Nathan Lumbard and his shop, see Jackson, et al., Crafting Excellence: The Furniture of Nathan Lumbard and His Circle, pp. 116-37.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 19, 2021.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $17,500


FEDERAL MAHOGANY, MAHOGANY VENEER, AND BIRD’S-EYE MAPLE INLAID WORKTABLE, attributed to Judkins and Senter, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1810, the square top with rounded edge above a case of two drawers flanked by vine-inlaid panels, on square tapering legs joined by a scalloped medial shelf, (imperfections), ht. 31, wd. 18.5, dp. 18.25 in.

Literature: For a detailed discussion of similar Portsmouth-made worktables, see Brock Jobe, Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast, pp. 269-72.

Condition: inlaid edge on top drawer was probably patterned banding originally, now replaced with simple stringing. an added brace under top runs front to back.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 19, 2021.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $17,500


GILT-BRONZE AND ORMOLU-MOUNTED GEORGE WASHINGTON FIGURAL MANTLE CLOCK, probably Jacques Nicolas Pierre Francois Dubuc, 1815-19, the standing figure of Washington dressed in his military uniform, his right elbow resting atop a rectangular plinth centering a spreadwing eagle on a small plinth lettered "E PLURIBUS UNUM," above the unsigned circular gilt dial, all on a rectangular stepped and molded base centering a figural scene in relief, on flattened ball feet, the plinth lettered "WASHINGTON./First in WAR, First in PEACE,/First in the HEARTS of his COUNTRYMEN," the piece decorated throughout in neoclassical ornament, (needs regilding, lacks hands), ht. 20 .25, base wd. 16, base dp. 5.25 in.

Condition: lacks hands and pendulum.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 19, 2021.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $22,500


BLUE/GRAY-PAINTED CUPBOARD, New England, early 19th century, the upper cupboard section above four projecting drawers below, ht. 84,5, wd. 47.5, dp. 17.5 in.

Sold at Skinner Auctions August 19, 2021.

Estimate: $6,000-8,000

Price Realized: $13,750


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