The Susquehanna Collection

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Date of the auction: 16.01.2020

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(A) CARVED AND BONE INLAID FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED ON LOCK AND...

This rifle is an excellent example of early Americana by an extremely scarce maker. Not much information is known about John Nitchman, although Joe Kindig, Jr. reported that Nitchman worked in Beavertown, near Dillsburg, in York County, Pennsylvania. It is believed that Nitchman apprenticed under

Lot #: 1001

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

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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(A) FINE AND EARLY RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED J.P. BECK.

This rifle is featured on page 44 of "The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle, a Lancaster Legend" by Donald Heckert, J. Wayne and Vaughn. At the time, it was in the Donald Vaughn Collection. J.P. Beck was a prolific maker born in 1751, who worked in Lebanon Township, Lancaster County until his death in

Lot #: 1002

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$40,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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(A) FINE BERKS COUNTY SWIVEL BREECH FLINTLOCK RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO ADAM...

This rifle is still accompanied by its silver award plaque from the Kentucky Rifle Association when it won the award for the "Best Inlaid Rifle" in 1992. Adam Angstadt was born in Berks County in 1738. He is listed in "Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot Index" in recognition for his

Lot #: 1003

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$25,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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(A) FINE AND EARLY PATCHBOXED FLINTLOCK FOWLER ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE FAINOT.

This fowler is featured on page 202 as number KF3 of "Flintlock Fowlers, The First Guns Made in America" by Tom Grinslade. It hung on the wall of the Max Hess department store in Allentown, Pennsylvania for many years before it was acquired by Don Newcomer. This fine patchboxed fowler dates circa

Lot #: 1004

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$25,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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(A) RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE WITH WOODEN PATCHBOX, ATTRIBUTED...

This early Berks County rifle is pictured as 'Rifle 3' in Chapter 1 of "The Kentucky Rifle" by Merrill Lindsay. It is also featured on pages 114 and 115 as no. 26 in "Rifles of Colonial America: Volume I" by George Shumway. This early rifle has a buttplate that measures about 2" across, including

Lot #: 1005

Estimate: US$7,500 - US$15,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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(A) VERY EARLY LEHIGH RIFLE SIGNED ON PATCHBOX P. KUNTZ.

Although no documented proof currently exists, some believe that Peter Kuntz, Sr. was formally trained as a gunsmith and worked in the trade during the Revolutionary War and about a decade after. Peter Kuntz, Sr. died in 1846 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania at the age of 89. There are less than a

Lot #: 1006

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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(A) RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL ATTRIBUTED TO FREDERICK SELL

Frederick Sell was born in 1781 and died in 1869. He worked in York County, Pennsylvania. The late Joe Kindig, Jr. regarded Frederick Sell as one of the most important gunsmiths of the "Golden Age". This attractive pistol, although unsigned, is clearly the work of Frederick Sell, as it has his

Lot #: 1007

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$8,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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LARGE ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF JACOB STRUBLE.

This well known powder horn is shown in color on a two page spread on pages 148 and 149 of "Folk Art of Early America, The Engraved Powder Horn" by Jim Dresslar. The horn is also shown on the front cover of "American Engraved Powder Horns: The Golden Age" by John S. Dumont. It is also shown on the

Lot #: 1008

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

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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IMPORTANT AND DOCUMENTED ENGRAVED NEW YORK POWDER HORN OF FRIETRICH LEPPERT.

This very well documented powder horn is pictured on pages 196-197 of "Folk Art of Early America, The Engraved Powder Horn" by Jim Dresslar. It is also shown in "Engraved Powder Horns from the Collection of James E. Routh, Jr." from the exhibition in the Georgia Museum in March of 2000. The powder

Lot #: 1009

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$50,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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SET OF FOUR NEW CHAIRS BY GEORGE NAKASHIMA

Four side chairs by George Nakashima, cherry with hickory spindles. Provenance: Martin 1988, Modern Gallery 2014

Lot #: 1010

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

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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GEORGE NAKASHIMA FRENCHMAN'S COVE II DINING TABLE

American black walnut. Two book-matched boards, with three rosewood butterflies and free-form edge with a trestle base. Provenance: Murayama 1972. Modern Gallery, Philadelphia, 2014. Item Dimensions: Each: 36" x 18 - 1/4" x 19

Lot #: 1011

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$40,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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PAIR OF GEORGE NAKASHIMA NEW ARMCHAIRS

A pair of George Nakashima new chairs with arms, cherry with hickory spindles. Provenance: Martin 1985 & 1986, Moderne Gallery, Philadelphia, 2014

Lot #: 1012

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

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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CHIPPENDALE CARVED WALNUT DRESSING TABLE. LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1780.

A rectangular molded top over a conforming case of one long drawer over two small drawers centering an elaborately shell carved drawer with applied vines with leaves. Framed by fluted quarter columns and with an exceptional carved scalloped skirt. It is supported on cabriole legs terminating in ball

Lot #: 1013

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$30,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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QUEEN ANNE DESK AND BOOKCASE. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. MAHOGANY. CIRCA 1750.

A broken-arch scrolled bonnet top over an applied carved shell with foliage over two arched mirrored doors. The bookcase with shelves and a row of pigeon holes over small drawers with two candle slides. A fall board encloses the writing area with a shell carved prospect door flanked by columnar

Lot #: 1014

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$50,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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QUEEN ANNE EASY CHAIR. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. CIRCA 1740.

Easy chair with a flat arched crest rail over horizontally and vertically rolled arms on a flat balloon seat. Tall cabriole legs that terminate in pad feet with block and turned stretchers. The rear legs are a continuation of the rear stiles in maple and the front legs and stretchers are of walnut

Lot #: 1015

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

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD. NEW YORK. CIRCA 1820

Pitched pediment with a carved eagle and pineapple finials. Finely grained veneers, full columns with stop fluting and hairy paw feet. Two large drawers over two doors flanking a central column of drawers, the bottom of which is a bottle drawer. CONDITION: Eagle with repairs, pineapples possibly

Lot #: 1016

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

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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WALNUT ARMCHAIR. PENNSYLVANIA CIRCA 1720 - 1740.

With bold arched crest, flat beaded-edge splat, scrolled arms, turned front legs ending in trifid feet, turned front stretcher. CONDITION: Rear feet extended, front feet are full height but have restored carved facings. Seat replaced. Item Dimensions: 42 - 3/4" x 24" x 22

Lot #: 1017

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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A PAIR OF WILLIAM AND MARY SIDE CHAIRS. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. MAPLE, OAK...

The shaped crest rails of these chairs represent the full development of this early Boston chair form. Leather upholstered back panels and seat. Bold turned stretchers. CONDITION: Restored feet (2"), paint and upholstery. PROVENANCE: Joe Kindig Antiques. Item Dimensions: Each: 44" x 18 - 1/2" x 18

Lot #: 1018

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$3,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT NEOCLASSICAL BRASS AND ORMOLU MOUNTED MANTEL...

The clock presents a standing figure of George Washington beside a monument surmounted by the American eagle, beneath which is the spring driven enameled clock dial. Underneath the dial is the contemporary legend "Washington First in War, First in Peace, First in the Hearts of his Countryman". The

Lot #: 1019

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$80,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB EICHOLTZ (1776 - 1842...

A successful oval portrait, inscribed verso "Baron Odlerstrum, friend of Christopher H. Witters". In very nice condition retaining its period gilt frame. Item Dimensions: Frame: 11 - 3/4" x 10". Name Value Artist Title Created Medium Signature Frame Paperwork Work Size Condition

Lot #: 1020

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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OIL PORTRAIT OF MRS. GEORGE MUSSER BY JACOB EICHOLTZ (1776 - 1842...

A well executed half length oil on canvas portrait of Mrs. George Musser by Jacob Eicholtz (1776 - 1842) seated, facing front in its period, carved gilt frame. This portrait of an older woman in a dark dress with a white bonnet, collar and lovely green shawl seated on a red chair demonstrates

Lot #: 1021

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$6,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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OIL ON CANVAS CHINESE EXPORT PAINTING OF WAMPOA REACH CHINA CIRCA 1830.

In its original Chinese black and gilt frame, the painting depicts the sailing ships of various nationalities anchored off Pagoda Island. The painting was restored and re-stretched in 1980 by Manuel Theodre of the Walters Art Gallery. Item Dimensions: Frame: 21 - 1/2" x 26 - 7/8" x 1 - 3/4". Name

Lot #: 1022

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$6,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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LINEN AND SILK SAMPLER PENNSYLVANIA CIRCA 1790S MADE BY MARIA MEYER.

The sampler has a central heart and crown motif with surrounding lettering "OEHBDDE" representing the major syllables in the epigram "O Edel Herz Bedenck Dein End", which translates as "O Noble Heart, Consider Your End". This motif with seven branches is known as early as 1791 and was particularly

Lot #: 1023

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$3,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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VERY FINE NEEDLEWORK AND PAINTED SILK MEMORIAL TO GEORGE WASHINGTON...

The needlework depicts two women in mourning under a willow tree flanking an urn top monument with a child dancing, a pond and two cedar trees with sprigs of grass in the foreground. The entire scene executed in fine needlework with the faces, arms and sky in painted silk. The monument "Sacred to

Lot #: 1024

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$4,500

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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PAIR OF ENGLISH WOOLWORK SCONCES. ENGLISH. CIRCA 1770.

These sconces depict the story of the Expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael by Abraham. One shows Hagar dying of thirst and praying, while the other illustrates the angel leading Hagar and Ishmael to a well, symbolized by the empty flagon in the foreground. The sconces are after a painting by Martin de Vos

Lot #: 1025

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$5,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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FINE CLASSICAL EBONIZED AND GILTWOOD DOUBLE-LIGHT CONVEX WALL MIRROR. FIRST...

The wall mirror topped by an ebonized wingspread eagle perched on the circular molded slip. There is an acanthus carved pendant below and two projected candle arms ending in clear Waterford glass vase-form candle cups in the front. Appears to retain the original convex mirror. CONDITION: The

Lot #: 1026

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$5,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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GILTWOOD CARVED LOOKING GLASS. ENGLISH. CIRCA 1770.

Rare small size. Central carved gilt basket of flower flanked by Rococo C-scrolls and foliage. CONDITION: It has survived in fine condition with a nice overall surface and very few repairs. The glass is an old replacement. Item Dimensions: 39" x 20" x 4". Name Value Paperwork

Lot #: 1027

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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TINWARE DEED BOX. CONNECTICUT. EARLY 19TH CENTURY.

Domed hinged lid with a loop tin handle painted with brilliantly colored red, yellow and green blossoms and buds and a white painted border with red and green berries and leafage. The lid and sides are heightened with yellow scallops and flowers, all on a black asphaltum ground. It stands at 7

Lot #: 1028

Estimate: US$500 - US$1,000

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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LOT OF 3: TINWARE TEA CADDY, CHAMBERSTICK AND MATCH SAFE.

The tinware tea caddy, Pennsylvania, early 19th century, is of oval form with a fitted circular lid. It is painted with a bright red, yellow and green blossom on a black asphaltum ground with yellow scallops and feathers. It stands at 4 - 1/4" inches. The tinware chamberstick, Pennsylvania, mid 19th

Lot #: 1029

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 16 Jan 2020

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LOT OF 3: BRASS AND WROUGHT IRON ADJUSTABLE TABLE CANDLESTAND AND EARLY...

The candlestand is French, circa 1760's, and consists of a wrought iron shaft with turned brass finial and an adjustable sliding brass molded edge tray supporting two early candle sockets. The base is of stepped molded brass with a shaped foot. The snuffer and tray are English, circa 1740, and are

Lot #: 1030

Estimate: US$400 - US$800

Date: 16 Jan 2020