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A FINELY CARVED PINE STEMBOARD PORTRAIT BUST OF DANIEL WEBSTER, Sag Harbor, New York, Circa 1850, Height 29.5 inches.

Daniel Webster (1782–1852) was a member of the Whig party representing Massachusetts in the Senate for 19 years (1827-1841, 1845-1850). He also served as US Secretary of State under Millard Fillmore, William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler.

Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, The Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, Part I, December 11-12, 1981, sale 4758, lot 506;

William Greenspon, New York;

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, January 22-23, 2010, sale 8608, lot 518;

Allan Katz, Woodbridge, Connecticut;

Sotheby's, New York,Sculptural Fantasy: The Important American Folk Art Collection of Stephen and Petra Levin,October 10, 2019, lot 212.

Literature: Holly Solomon and Alexandra Anderson,Living with Art,(New York: Rizzoli International, 1988), p.96.

Exhibited: New York, Museum of American Folk Art,The Hunt for the Whale,1967.

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Paul M. Bentley, Oostburg, WI

Paul Bentley was a lifelong collector of idiosyncratic Americana and folk art, who, along with his wife Judith, built a one-of-a-kind collection which they installed in their equally interesting home. Nestled on the western shore of Lake Michigan and designed by renowned Chicago architect Margaret McCurry, the home was nicknamed “The Crayola House.”

During the planning stages, Paul wrote an essay for McCurry about the life of a retired ship captain. The essay was prompted by Paul’s encyclopedic knowledge of pirate history and his 30 years diving Lake Michigan shipwrecks, especially as a volunteer with the Wisconsin Historical Society Underwater Archaeology team. It sparked the architect’s imagination and ultimately inspired the design for the one-of-a-kind home.

Paul’s impressive collection of American folk art includes carved wood figures, carnival toys, a Popeye riding toy, trade figures and signs, and several other rare and unusual examples. His life was full of exploration and curiosity, which is so clearly represented in the objects he acquired.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $6,000-9,000

Price Realized: $15,000




JUSTICE CARVED AND PAINTED BIRCH HANGING VALUABLES BOX, likely Scandinavian, dated 1815, with shelf and fitted spoon rack to interior, Height 16 x width 15.25 x depth 6,5 inches.

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Paul M. Bentley, Oostburg, WI
The Mixx Design Centre, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Lady Justice, with her sword and scales as depicted on the door of this cupboard, is a common theme throughout Europe and the Americas. We can find no similar depictions on European hanging cupboards and can only speculate as to its original use.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $600-800
Price Realized: $2,304



A CHIPPENDALE FIGURED MAPLE SLANT FRONT DESK, New England, Late 18th Century, Height 40 x width 36 x depth 18 inches.

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Mark and Patricia McGrath, Chicago, Illinois
Bernie Plum Antiques

Condition: In overall fine condition. Retains a rich color throughout, though the pine sides are slightly darker than other parts of the case. The hardware has been replaced and the old holes have been patched. There is an old crack to the proper lower right foot, but it is stable and good. The top drawer's upper molded edge has been lipped and patched. The second drawer has a 1 x 2 inches patch in the upper left corner. The bottom drawer's upper molding was patched, approx. 12" in length from the left side. Age cracks to the sides of the case with one 1" x 8" patch along the back edge of one side.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $600-800
Price Realized: $1,792

A WOOD AND HUGHES FOUR PIECE COIN SILVER COFFEE AND TEA SERVICE, Circa 1850, Retailed by James Conning, Mobile, AL, each marked J. Conning / Mobile / W&H on underside, engraved with Holt family crest, comprising coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl, and creamer, 86.576ozt (2661.41g), Height of coffee pot 10.75 inches.

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Noel and Kathryn Dickinson Wadsworth, Atlanta, Georgia.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $8,125




A CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY SERPENTINE AND TILT TOP TEA TABLE, likely Massachusetts, 18th Century, Height 28 x width 32.5 x depth 32 inches.

Provenance:Property from the Estate of Robert and Miriam Schallman, Shaker Heights, Ohio

G.K.S. Bush, New York

Robert "Buddy" Schallman (1924-2004) was a lifelong resident of Shaker Heights, Ohio. For fifty years he bought and ran Phillips Syrup Corporation, a Cleveland manufacturer of sundae toppings, milkshake bases, pancake syrups and other sweets. Together with his wife Miriam B. Schallman (née Berkman, 1928-2017)—whom he met in Boston before marrying in 1948—and two daughters, the family resided in a brick Georgian Colonial house designed by prominent Cleveland architect Munroe "Monty" Copper in 1926-27. Both Robert and Miriam were avid golfers; their travels throughout the US and abroad often revolved around the sport. They were members of the Banyan Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, and spent winters in Palm Beach before moving there permanently in the 1990s. Both were known for their senses of humor and loved to attend parties and dance with large groups of friends, in addition to serving as energetic and philanthropic members of their community in Cleveland.

Condition: In fine and stable condition. With scuffs and scratches consistent with age and use. Latch replaced. Very old brace under tripod. Notch to top of standard. Consistent patina to top but with some faded areas.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $700-900

Price Realized: $3,438


JOSEPH WHITING STOCK (AMERICAN, 1815-1855), PORTRAIT OF A BOY IN RED WITH DOG AND HOOP TOY, OIL ON CANVAS, Circa 1840,

retains a Caldwell Gallery label on the back, 40 x 30 inches., Frame 44.5 x 34.75 inches.

Provenance: Private Collection, Geneva, New York

The Caldwell Gallery, Manlius, New York

This work was featured in Select Works: Fine American and European Paintings, (Manlius, NY: The Caldwell Gallery, 1990s).

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $10,000-20,000

Price Realized: $9,375




ALONZO CHAPPEL (AMERICAN, 1828-1887) GEORGE WASHINGTON AT PRINCETON, 1777, OIL ON CANVAS, 1857, signed Chappel and dated57 (lower right), 24 x 18 inches, frame 35.625 x 29.625 inches.

Exhibited: Auburn, Alabama, The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University,Auburn Collects: The Noel and Kathryn Dickinson Wadsworth Collection, March 13-May 21, 2004.

Literature: Auburn Collects: The Noel and Kathryn Dickinson Wadsworth Collection,(Auburn Alabama: The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, 2004), p. 18, pl. 4.

This painting by Chappel is one of his most well-known works. The painting was so well received that is was printed by New York publishing firm Johnson, Fry & Company, within the year that it was executed. Additionally, the image is also reproduced in Volume 1 of Life and Times of Washington by Schroeder-Lossing.

Condition: Relined canvas, on a newer stretcher. Old craquelure, stable. In-painting in some areas, mostly in the upper portion of the canvas and at center, and including on figures and the horse.

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Noel and Kathryn Dickinson Wadsworth, Atlanta, Georgia

Noel and Kathy Wadsworth’s appreciation of American history was captured through their fine art, furniture and decorative arts collection.

Noel and his late wife, Kathy, are among the original founders of the Auburn Fine Arts Museum, contributing the gallery that bears their name: The Noel and Kathryn Dickinson Wadsworth Gallery. A portion of their art collection was loaned to the museum and featured in the exhibition, Auburn Collects. The Wadsworth’s curated collection was also featured in Time magazine in the early 1980s.

The couple met at Auburn University and were members of the first graduating class in June 1960. Following graduation, they moved to Dalton, Georgia, the epicenter of the American Carpet Industry, where Noel’s career and their family thrived. Philanthropic and community-minded, they eventually settled in Atlanta, Georgia and filled their Marietta home with a collection that spanned from the American Colonial period through Art Nouveau.

An interest in American art grew after traveling to exhibitions, fairs and auctions in New York, New Orleans, London, and Paris. The couple collected mostly American fine art from the late 19th and early 20th century with a focus on Ashcan school artists. The Wadsworth’s, however, felt important European artists who were friends of the American artists represented in their collection were also needed to convey the full story of the period. The result became a lifelong decorative and fine art collection that reflects the eye of discerning collectors and will be offered through multiple auctions at Hindman this spring.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $5,000-7,000

Price Realized: $35,200


A FEDERAL TIGER MAPLE, CHERRYWOOD AND MAHOGANY BOW FRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS, New England Circa 1800, with ebonized shield-form escutcheon, Height 38.5 x width 41 x depth 21.5 inches.

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Mark and Patricia McGrath, Chicago, Illinois

Condition: In overall fine and stable condition. Old scuffs, marks and scratches consistent with age and use. Refinished and retaining a fairly even patina throughout. Drawer pulls are replaced, but the locks appear to be the original (KEY IS LACKING). Appears to retain its original backboards. One or two replacements to the glue blocks on the underside. Escutcheon is likely Ebony or Ebonized mahogany. Few splits visible to the veneer throughout with little evidence of lifting.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $800-1,200

Price Realized: $1,375


A FEDERAL MARQUETRY DECORATED MAHOGANY WALNUT VENEERED SERVING TABLE, likely Maryland, Circa 1790, with a drawer on each side, one with a compartmented, felt-lined interior, Height 34.5 x width 66 x depth 27.5 inches.

Condition: In overall fine and stable condition. One of the drawers having a compartmented interior. Appears to retain the original pulls and lock mechanisms (no key present). Old scuffs, marks and scratches consistent with age and use. The patina is lightly faded with some areas darker due to the placement of objects on the table surface. Small areas of veneer lacking, with few areas of associated patching. There is a 1" x 3" triangular loss to the cockbeading on the top of one of the side drawers. The drawer interiors, while showing age, are likely rebuilt incorporating earlier elements. The front and side edges of the top have likely been reshaped long ago, it was also repositioned on the base (evidenced by wear lines to the underside).

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $8,750


A LATE FEDERAL TIGER MAPLE WORK TABLE, likely Connecticut, Circa 1830, with later glass drawer pulls, Height 30.25 x width 22.25 x depth 21.75 inches.

Provenance:Property from the Estate of James A. Sanders, Evansville, Indiana

Hindman is honored to present property from the Estate of James A. Sanders, including his collection of American Furniture, Glazed Pottery and Folk Art. Born in 1938 in Evansville, Indiana, Mr. Sanders dedicated his life to education, historic preservation, and the arts.

Well-respected and a friend to many, Mr. Sanders built an impressive collection across many categories including Rockingham pottery, early lighting, American and English paintings, toys and banks, and American vernacular furniture. He spent his time between Evansville and his family farm in New Harmony, Indiana. It was here at the family home where his collection grew. Following his career as an educator, Mr. Sanders further pursued his interest in historic preservation. In 1985, he became the University of Southern Indiana’s first director of Historic New Harmony. His enthusiasm and general interest in history was reflected in how he put together his collection, and the wide variety of objects with which he surrounded himself.

Mr. Sanders’s passion for the arts was a common theme throughout his life. Along with his career, he supported numerous foundations and institutions such as Decorative Arts Trust, Evansville Preservation Alliance, Evansville Museum of Arts, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. His collection was a reflection of his life, loved and accomplished.

Condition: In overall fine and stable condition. Old scuffs, marks and scratches consistent with age and use. Refinished surface. Pulls are later replacements. The top having an old, repaired split towards the back 1/4 of the top.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $500-700

Price Realized: $1,216


TWO CUT PAPER SILHOUETTE PORTRAITS OF MEN WITH A DOG AND CAT, 19th Century, unsigned, housed in grain-painted frames. The gentleman with the cat is possibly Alabama legislator Dixon Hall Lewis (1802-1848), 12.25 x 19.25 inches, Frame 16.25 x 12.875 inches.

Provenance:Property from the Estate of James A. Sanders, Evansville, Indiana

Hindman is honored to present property from the Estate of James A. Sanders, including his collection of American Furniture, Glazed Pottery and Folk Art. Born in 1938 in Evansville, Indiana, Mr. Sanders dedicated his life to education, historic preservation, and the arts.

Well-respected and a friend to many, Mr. Sanders built an impressive collection across many categories including Rockingham pottery, early lighting, American and English paintings, toys and banks, and American vernacular furniture. He spent his time between Evansville and his family farm in New Harmony, Indiana. It was here at the family home where his collection grew. Following his career as an educator, Mr. Sanders further pursued his interest in historic preservation. In 1985, he became the University of Southern Indiana’s first director of Historic New Harmony. His enthusiasm and general interest in history was reflected in how he put together his collection, and the wide variety of objects with which he surrounded himself.

Mr. Sanders’s passion for the arts was a common theme throughout his life. Along with his career, he supported numerous foundations and institutions such as Decorative Arts Trust, Evansville Preservation Alliance, Evansville Museum of Arts, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. His collection was a reflection of his life, loved and accomplished.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $300-500

Price Realized: $1,408


A BENNINGTON FLINT ENAMEL GLAZED LION, attributed to Lyman Fenton & Co., Mid-19th Century, unmarked, Height 9.375 x length of base 11 x width 6 inches.

Provenance:Property from the Estate of James A. Sanders, Evansville, Indiana

Condition:

Both top teeth unglazed or replaced. Chip to glaze on corner of base.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $800-1,200

Price Realized: $3,750


A PAINTED WOOD ICE CREAM ADVERTISING SIGN, Circa 1850-60,

American, attributed to Arthur B. Rich, Height 31 x width 20.25 x depth 1.75 inches.

Provenance:Property from the Arizona State University Art Museum

The ASU Art Museum recognizes the special responsibility and public trust associated with the receiving, maintenance and sharing of objects of cultural and historical significance. Periodic, thoughtful reevaluations are necessary for the growth and proper care of the collection and the objects here no longer fit the museum’s mission, specialized collecting areas or are redundant. To better serve the cultural and educational needs of our audiences, we are deaccessioning these works following the highest standards of professional ethics as guided by the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Directors. All proceeds are restricted in use to acquiring new art objects or for the direct care of the ASU Art Museum’s collection.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $600-800

Price Realized: $8,750


A COUNTRY STAINED PINE AND CHERRYWOOD 54 DRAWER APOTHECARY CHEST, Height 51.75 x width 35 x depth 10.75 inches.

Provenance:Property from the Collection of the Alexander Morris Family, Princeton, New Jersey

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 9, 2021.

Estimate $700-900

Price Realized: $2,250


A PAINTED PINE AND TIN 36 TUBE CANDLE MOLD, 19th Century, Height 13.5 x width 12 x depth 10.25 inches.

Provenance:Property of the late Karen Tosterud, Bellaire, Michigan

We are pleased to offer the collection of Karen Renae Tosterud (1947-2020) of Bellaire, Michigan. A Minnesotan by birth and Swedish by heritage, Karen was naturally drawn to Scandinavian antiques, particularly Dala horses, and this sale offers a remarkable range of examples of this traditional child’s toy. But Karen also collected a range of other children’s items and the sale is replete with German pull-toys, Teddy Bears, child’s furniture and folk art, all chosen with a keen eye.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 10, 2021.

Estimate $800-1,200

Price Realized: $2,375


A WATERCOLOR SILHOUETTE, SIGNED MORRIS AND DATED 1791, watercolor with pencil embellishments in carved frame, originally listed as depicting George Washington, but could be a portrait of Robert Morris (1734-1806), another Founding Father, 8.5 x 7.5 inches.

Provenance:Property of the late Karen Tosterud, Bellaire, Michigan

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 10, 2021.

Estimate $75-150
Price Realized: $1,024

A FEDERAL FAN AND FLYFOT INLAID CHERRYWOOD CHEST OF DRAWERS, possibly Greene County, Tennessee Circa 1840, Height 51 x width 47 x depth 20.5 inches.

Condition: Secondary wood: white pine.the hardware, while of the period, is replaced.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 10, 2021.

Estimate $4,000-8,000

Price Realized: $15,360


A PENNSYLVANIA PAINT DECORATED CHALKWARE CAT, 19th Century, Height 5.5 inches.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction March 10, 2021.

Estimate $200-300

Price Realized: $2,048


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