The William K. du Pont Collection: Important Americana from Rocky Hill

Sotheby's
New York

Date of the auction: 22.01.2022 - 23.01.2022

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Tinned and Punch-Decorated Sheet Iron Wall Hanging Candlebox, Pennsylvania...

Tinned and Punch-Decorated Sheet Iron Wall Hanging CandleboxPennsylvaniaEarly 19th Century Height 9 3/8 in. by Width 15 in. by Depth 5 in.ProvenanceJames M. Kilvington, Inc., Greenville, Delaware

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Fine and Rare William and Mary Walnut Wainscot Side Chair, Chester County...

Fine and Rare William and Mary Walnut Wainscot Side ChairChester County, PennsylvaniaCirca 1740 Retains a dark historic surface. Seat replaced.Height 44 in. by Width 18 1/4 in. by Depth 15 in.; Seat Height 18 in.ProvenanceJames O. Keene, Birmingham, Michigan; Sotheby’s, New York, Important American

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Fine George III Mahogany Looking Glass, Circa 1750

Fine George III Mahogany Looking GlassCirca 1750 Retains a dark historic surface.Height 38 in. by Width 16 1/4 in.ProvenanceEdgar and Charlotte Sittig, Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pennsylvania; Pook and Pook, Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania, The Pioneer American Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Donald A

Lot #: 3

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Very Rare William and Mary Walnut Spice Box, Southeastern Pennsylvania...

Very Rare William and Mary Walnut Spice BoxSoutheastern PennsylvaniaCirca 1715 Appears to retain its original surface. Feet replaced.Height 18 1/2 in. by Width 17 1/4 in. by Depth 10 1/4 in.LiteratureLee Ellen Griffith, The Pennsylvania Spice Box, (West Chester, PA: Chester County Historical

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Fine and Rare William and Mary Walnut Tall Case Clock, Works by Peter...

Fine and Rare William and Mary Walnut Tall Case ClockWorks by Peter StretchPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaCirca 1715-25 Finials, base molding and feet replaced.Height 96 in. by Width 21 1/2 in. by Depth 11 in.ProvenancePossibly owned originally by George Guest (1681-1744), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Very Fine and Rare Fraktur Birth and Baptismal Certificate of Amos Bauer...

Very Fine and Rare Fraktur Birth and Baptismal Certificate of Amos BauerChristopher Seiler (d. 1822)Dauphin County, PennsylvaniaDated 1807 Signed at bottom C. Seiler.13 1/4 in. by 16 in.ProvenanceJames and Nancy Glazer, Bailey Island, Maine.ExhibitedWinterthur, Delaware, Henry Francis du Pont

Lot #: 6

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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The England Family William and Mary Joined Walnut Chest of Drawers, William...

The England Family William and Mary Joined Walnut Chest of DrawersWilliam Beakes III (1691-1761)Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDated 171? Appears to retain its original surface and cast brass hardware. Inscribed in script chalk on interior proper left of paneled side William Beake 171?Height 36 3/4 in

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Two Very Rare Northwestern European Cast Brass Circular-Based Candlesticks...

Two Very Rare Northwestern European Cast Brass Circular-Based Candlesticks15th and Early 16th Century The four-knop candlestick with a faint maker's mark on the foot of the baseHeight of tallest 10 in.ProvenanceThree knop stick: Raymond Petry, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania; Four knop stick: William

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Middle Eastern Cast Brass Circular-Based Candlestick, probably Damascus...

Middle Eastern Cast Brass Circular-Based Candlestickprobably Damascus, SyriaLate 15th Century Height 7 3/4 in.ProvenanceMark and Marjorie Allen, Amherst, Massachusetts

Lot #: 9

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Rare Pair of Queen Anne Wrought Iron and Cast Brass Andirons, Philadelphia...

Rare Pair of Queen Anne Wrought Iron and Cast Brass AndironsPhiladelphiaCirca 1735 Height 20 in. by Width 11 1/4 in. by Depth 18 1/4 in

Lot #: 10

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Very Rare William and Mary Line-and-Berry-Inlaid Walnut Bible Box, Chester...

Very Rare William and Mary Line-and-Berry-Inlaid Walnut Bible BoxChester County, PennsylvaniaCirca 1735 Retains early historic surface. Feet replaced.Height 8 3/8 in. by Width 21 1/2 in. by Depth 17 in.ProvenanceDr. and Mrs. Milton Hopkins, Manhasset, New York; Christie’s, New York, Fine American

Lot #: 11

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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American School, 19th Century

American School, 19th CenturyPortrait of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817)oil on canvascirca 1810 28 3/4 by 23 1/4 in.Catalogue notePierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours was a French-American writer, economist, publisher and government official. In the year 1800, Pierre Samuel and his two sons

Lot #: 12

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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William and Mary Walnut Wainscot Side Chair, Southeastern Pennsylvania...

William and Mary Walnut Wainscot Side ChairSoutheastern PennsylvaniaCirca 1740 Height 41 3/4 in. by Width 17 3/4 in. by Depth 15 in.; Seat Height 18 in.ProvenanceDavid Stockwell, Wilmington, Delaware.LiteratureJoseph K. Kindig III, The Philadelphia Chair 1685-1785, (York, PA: Historical Society of

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,500

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Group of Five American Carved Wooden Canes, Late 19th Century

Group of Five American Carved Wooden CanesLate 19th Century One cane with fully carved shaft containing a stylized serpent, lizard, rabbit, fish, and masks with a brass plate on the butt of the handle engraved Amos John / Vall y Forge.Longest 37 in

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Group of Five American Carved Wooden Canes, One dated 1796, the remaining...

Group of Five American Carved Wooden CanesOne dated 1796, the remaining late 19th Century The tallest cane with knob-carved shaft and inscribed BENJE/ MEN VANBRUNT / HIS / STICK/ E NOCK O LATED/ IN NE WAR RY D 12 1796.Longest 40 in

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Group of Five American Carved Wooden Canes, Late 19th Century

Group of Five American Carved Wooden CanesLate 19th Century Comprising a maple cane with a carved handhold depicting a woman and man reclining, a cane with carved hens, a cane carved with a bird perched on a dog's head, a cane carved of a man's bottom and legs, and a short GAR cane with carved

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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The Miller-Ellicott Family Very Fine and Rare Turned and Joined Walnut...

The Miller-Ellicott Family Very Fine and Rare Turned and Joined Walnut Gateleg TablePhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaCirca 1730 Appears to retain its original surface and its wrought iron butterfly hinges.Height 30 in. by Width 72 1/2 in. by Depth 59 7/8 in.; Width 25 1/4 in. (closed)ProvenanceResided in

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Very Rare Pair of William and Mary Black-Painted Banister-Back Ash Side...

Very Rare Pair of William and Mary Black-Painted Banister-Back Ash Side ChairsSoutheastern PennsylvaniaCirca 1725 Height 45 1/2 in.ProvenanceHerbert F. Schiffer Antiques, Exton, Pennsylvania; Pook and Pook Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Period Furniture, Fine Art, & Accessories, January 14, 2012

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Very Rare Pair of William and Mary Black-Painted Banister-Back Maple Side...

Very Rare Pair of William and Mary Black-Painted Banister-Back Maple Side ChairsSoutheastern PennsylvaniaCirca 1725 Height 46 1/4 in.ProvenanceH.L. Chalfant, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Group of Four English and Dutch Brass Tobacco Boxes and Grater, Late...

Group of Four English and Dutch Brass Tobacco Boxes and GraterLate 17th-Early 18th Century The oval brass box with engraved roses on the lid and engraved verse, name, and date on the underside Sir to you the tobacco is free, but pray Restore the box to mee / John Houghton / 1667. The octagonal brass

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Exceptional Large Copper, Brass and Wrought Iron Eight-Gallon Tea Kettle...

Exceptional Large Copper, Brass and Wrought Iron Eight-Gallon Tea KettleThomas Hammett (1798-1873)Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaCirca 1840 Stamped THOS HAMMETT PHILAD.Height 21 in. by Width 22 in. by Depth 16 in.ProvenanceScott and Wendy Tyson Antiques, Goodville, Pennsylvania.Catalogue noteLittle is

Lot #: 21

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Northwestern European Cast Brass Five-Knop Circular-Based Candlestick, Late...

Northwestern European Cast Brass Five-Knop Circular-Based CandlestickLate 15th Century Height 12 1/4 in.ProvenanceJoseph Kindig III, York, Pennsylvania.Catalogue noteThis rare candlestick possesses the characteristics between several 15th century and early 16th century northwestern European

Lot #: 22

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Very Fine and Rare Northwestern European Cast Brass Four-Knop Pierced...

Very Fine and Rare Northwestern European Cast Brass Four-Knop Pierced Circular-Based Candlestick15th Century Height 11 1/8 in.ProvenanceMark and Marjorie Allen, Manchester, New Hampshire.Catalogue noteA related candlestick with slight graduated knops is illustrated in Christopher Bangs, The Lear

Lot #: 23

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Chippendale Walnut Hanging Cupboard, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Circa 1770

Chippendale Walnut Hanging CupboardSoutheastern PennsylvaniaCirca 1770 Height 38 1/2 in. by Width 27 in. by Depth 13 1/4 in.ProvenancePook and Pook Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania, The Collection of Richard & Joane Smith, October 30, 2010, lot 52; Vernon Gunnion Antiques, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Northwestern European Cast and Engraved Brass Traveling Writing Set, Dated 1594

Northwestern European Cast and Engraved Brass Traveling Writing SetDated 1594 In the form of an oval box with hinged over, engraved with arms, date and vases of flowers and strapwork, the compartmented interior with removable inkwell and sander. The lid with the initials HR and VW within a Coat of

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Important Heinrich Miller Chippendale Sulfur-Inlaid Sycamore Blanket Chest...

Important Heinrich Miller Chippendale Sulfur-Inlaid Sycamore Blanket ChestDauphin County, PennsylvaniaDated 1781 Inscribed HEINRICH MILLER ANNO 1781.Height 27 1/2 in. by Width 23 1/2 in. by Depth 54 1/4 in.ProvenanceRichard Flanders Smith, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.LiteratureMonroe H. Fabian, The

Lot #: 26

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Very Fine and Rare Northwestern European Cast Brass Circular-Based...

Very Fine and Rare Northwestern European Cast Brass Circular-Based CandlestickLate 15th to Early 16th Century Height 12 1/2 in.Literature Catalogue noteWhile significantly more developed the closest cognate to this candlestick is one illustrated in Christopher Bangs, The Lear Collection: A Study of

Lot #: 27

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Very Fine and Rare Northwestern European Cast Brass Circular-Based...

Very Fine and Rare Northwestern European Cast Brass Circular-Based CandlestickLate 15th to Early 16th Century Height 11 5/8 in. by Diameter 6 1/2 in.Catalogue noteThis candlestick relates most closely to an example illustrated in Christopher Bangs, The Lear Collection: A Study of Copper-Alloy Socket

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Very Fine and Rare Pair of Tinned Sheet Iron Red-Oak Leaf Sconces...

Very Fine and Rare Pair of Tinned Sheet Iron Red-Oak Leaf SconcesAttributed to Nelson Garey (1820-1910)Berlin, PennsylvaniaCirca 1860 Height 19 in.ProvenanceElise R. Beaven American Antiques, Allendale, New Jersey; Private collections of two New Jersey Families; Sotheby's, New York, January 18

Lot #: 29

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

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022

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Dutch Delft Blue and White Charger, dated 1730

Dutch Delft Blue and White Chargerdated 1730 painted with various overlapping playing cards, within a grotesque border, brown edged-rim, the reverse inscribed I M 26' dag/ A I 730Diameter 13 3/4 in.ProvenanceEarle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc., New York; Acquired from the above in March

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022