Important Americana

Sotheby's
New York

Date of the auction: 26.09.2008

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A FINE FEDERAL INLAID AND FIGURED BIRCHWOOD AND MAHOGANY BOW-FRONT CHEST...

A Fine Federal Inlaid and Figured Birchwood and Mahogany Bow-Front Chest of Drawers, probably Saco, Maine circa 1800 Appears to retain its original hardware. Retains an old historic surface. Height 36 3/4 in. by Width 41 3/4 in. by Depth 19 1/2 in

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$20,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A FINE PAIR OF CHIPPENDALE CAST BRASS AND WROUGHT IRON ANDIRONS, NEW YORK...

A Fine Pair of Chippendale Cast Brass and Wrought Iron Andirons, New York circa 1770 Height 22 in. by Width 12 in. by Depth 19 in

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$12,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY GAMES TABLE, BOSTON, MA...

A Rare Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Games Table, Boston, Massachusetts circa 1760 2 ¼ inches of stationary top and hinges have been restored. Height 29 3/8 in. by Width 32 in. by Depth 15 3/4 in

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED BLOCKED-END REVERSE-SERPENTINE CHERRYWOOD CHEST...

A Rare Chippendale Carved Blocked-End Reverse-Serpentine Cherrywood Chest of Drawers, probably Housatonic valley, Connecticut circa 1785 Height 38 1/2 in. by Width 39 in. by Depth 19 1/2 in.: Case Width 34 1/2 in

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$30,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A FINE CHIPPENDALE PARCEL GILT AND CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY LOOKING...

A Fine Chippendale Parcel Gilt and Carved and Figured Mahogany Looking Glass, English circa 1780 Height 51 1/4 in. by Width 23 1/4 in

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$12,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A FEDERAL INLAID AND FIGURED MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE, NEW YORK CIRCA...

A Federal inlaid and figured mahogany Pembroke Table, New York circa 1805 Height 27 3/4 in. by Width 19 1/2 in. by Depth 31 in

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A FEDERAL CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR, PROBABLY SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS AREA...

A Federal Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Probably Salem, Massachusetts area circa 1800 Height 36 1/4 in

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A FINE FEDERAL ROSEWOOD INLAID AND FIGURED MAHOGANY AND BIRCHWOOD GAMES...

A Fine Federal Rosewood Inlaid and Figured Mahogany and Birchwood Games Table, North Shore, Massachusetts circa 1805 Retains a dark rich historic surface. Height 29 3/4 in. by Width 20 ¾ in. by Depth 31 ¾ in

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$20,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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THE VAN PELT-ROBB FAMILY IMPORTANT CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY...

The Van Pelt-Robb Family Important Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Dressing Table, attributed to Henry Clifton and Thomas Carteret, carving by Nicholas Bernard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania circa 1760 Appears to retain its original surface and rare pierced brass hardware; molding beneath top

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$800,000 - US$2,000,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A QUEEN ANNE FIGURED MAPLE HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS, RHODE ISLAND OR EASTERN...

A Queen Anne Figured Maple High Chest of Drawers, Rhode Island or Eastern Connecticut dated 1761 painted on the back boards in black paint is 1761 Height 67 3/4 in. by Width 39 1/4 in. by Depth 22 in

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$10,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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CARVED PINE AMERICAN EAGLE, SIGNED SAMUEL BLYE, DATED 1811

Carved Pine American Eagle, signed Samuel Blye, dated 1811 the crying figure of an American bald eagle with raised and outstretched wings, perched on a rock work on an oval based inscribed SAML BLYE 1811; fitted with glass eyes. height 28 in.; wingspan 37 in. (71.1 cm; 94 cm

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$10,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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AMERICAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY

American School, 19th century A FOLK ART BUST PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN AND LADY painted circa 1830 watercolor, pen and ink on paper 6 1/2 by 8 1/4 in. 16.5 by 21 cm

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A MOLDED COPPER AND ZINC RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE, AMERICAN, PROBABLY...

A Molded Copper and Zinc Running Horse Weathervane, American, Probably New England, Third Quarter 19th Century the full-bodied figure of a running horse with cast zinc head mounted on an arrow directional; bullet holes and imperfections. height 18 1/2 in.; length 47 in. (47 cm; 119.4 cm

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$10,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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THE REVEREND RICHARD BOURNE JOINED OAK, MAPLE AND PINE CHEST WITH DRAWERS,...

THE REVEREND RICHARD BOURNE JOINED OAK, maple and PINE CHEST with drawers, Plymouth County, Massachusetts circa 1690 Lid and till replaced and lacking several moldings. Several applied moldings restored. Feet have lost approximately three inches in height and now fitted with casters. The underside

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$10,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A PILGRIM CENTURY TURNED POPLAR SLAT-BACK ARMCHAIR, NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA...

A Pilgrim Century Turned Poplar Slat-Back Armchair, New England, circa 1700 Upper 2 ½ inches of finials restored. Height 45 1/2 in

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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FINE AND RARE NORTHEASTERN ASH BURL BOWL OF IMPRESSIVE SIZE CIRCA 1790...

Fine and Rare Northeastern Ash Burl Bowl of Impressive Size circa 1790 the deep oval bowl with upswept handles pierced with cut-out hand holds; a paper label attached to the bottom states: Mrs. Persena Losey...1759, Butter bowl made by her husband...1780, 4th grand-daughter Bernice Anderson. height

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$15,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A FEDERAL RED-PAINTED POPLAR STEP-BACK CUPBOARD, WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA,...

A Federal Red-Painted Poplar Step-Back Cupboard, Western Pennsylvania, circa 1840 Appears to retain its original hardware. Height 86 in. by Width 51 in. by Depth 19 in

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A WINDSOR LOW-BACK ARMCHAIR, PROBABLY RHODE ISLAND CIRCA 1785

A Windsor Low-Back Armchair, probably Rhode Island circa 1785 Height 28 in

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$10,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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THE TUNNELL FAMILY CHIPPENDALE CARVED WALNUT DISH-TOP TILT-TOP TEA TABLE,...

The Tunnell Family Chippendale Carved Walnut Dish-Top Tilt-Top Tea Table, Delaware River Valley circa 1770 Height 29 1/4 in. by Width 35 in. by Depth

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$10,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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AMERICAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY

American School, 19th century A VIEW OF WEST POINT painted circa 1880; in what appears to be a period frame, inscribed along the bottom left, West Point. oil on panel 18 by 24 inches 45.7 by 61 cm

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A QUEEN ANNE CHERRYWOOD HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS, PROBABLY LONG ISLAND, NEW...

A Queen anne Cherrywood High Chest of Drawers, probably Long Island, New York, dated 1772 JK 1772 painted on back boards of upper case. Height 76 3/4 in. by Width 42 in. by Depth 21 in

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$10,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A VERY FINE QUEEN ANNE CARVED CHERRYWOOD BONNET-TOP HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS,...

A Very Fine Queen Anne Carved Cherrywood Bonnet-Top High Chest of Drawers, Wethersfield, Connecticut circa 1785 Appears to retain its original hardware; finials and finial plinths restored. Height 87 in. by Width 39 in. by Depth 21 in

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$100,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A VERY FINE CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY TILT-TOP DISH-TOP...

A Very Fine Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Tilt-Top Dish-Top Tea Table, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania circa 1770 Retains a very dark historic surface, appears to retain its original lock ring and key. Height 29 in. by Width 34 3/8 in. by Depth 33 3/4 in

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$12,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS CHAMBERS (1808-1869)

Attributed to Thomas Chambers (1808-1869) A ROMANTICIZED VIEW OF STORM KING MOUNTAIN FROM NEWBURGH, NEW YORK painted circa 1835; fully rigged sailing ship "ghosted" on the horizon; on what appears to be the original stretchers. The scene, with figures in the foreground, and small sailboats on the

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT ENGRAVED SCRIMSHAW SPERM WHALES TOOTH, WILLIAM A....

A Rare and Important Engraved Scrimshaw Sperm Whales Tooth, William A. Gilpin, On Board the Ship Ceres, Wilmington, Delaware, circa 1835 the handsome, large and dense tooth engraved on the front with a full-length figure of Jack Tar, holding his hat aloft, his black tie and hair blowing in the wind

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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FINE ENGRAVED SCRIMSHAW WHALES TOOTH, SIGNED M.S., SHIP ELIZA ADAMS, OFF...

Fine Engraved Scrimshaw Whales Tooth, Signed M.S., Ship Eliza Adams, Off The Coast of Madagascar, Dated July 10th, 1864 the obverse engraved with a whaleship in the background, flying the American flag, sailors in long boats harpooning a whale, the reverse with sailors harpooning another whale along

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A CHIPPENDALE BIRCHWOOD REVERSE-SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS, MASSACHUSETTS...

A Chippendale Birchwood Reverse-Serpentine Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts circa 1785 Several foot facings restored. Height 35 in. by Width 40 in. by Depth 22 1/2 in.; Case Width 36 1/2 in

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$12,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A FEDERAL INLAID AND FIGURED MAHOGANY AND BIRCHWOOD GAMES TABLE, NORTH...

A Federal Inlaid and figured Mahogany and Birchwood Games Table, North Shore, Massachusetts circa 1800 Height 29 1/2 in. by Width 36 in. by Depth 17 in

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$10,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A FINE PAIR OF FEDERAL CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS, ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN...

A Fine Pair of Federal Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, attributed to John Carlisle, Providence, Rhode Island circa 1790 Height 39 1/4 in

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008

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A CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY SLANT-FRONT DESK, MASSACHUSETTS...

A Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Slant-Front Desk, Massachusetts circa 1780 Appears to retain its original hardware. Retains a dark historic surface. Fitted desk interior with a fan-carved prospect door. Height 43 3/4 in. by Width 41 in. by Depth 21 1/2 in

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 26 Sep 2008