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Victorian <i>Cheval Glace</i>
Lot # 43 - Victorian Cheval Glace
English, ca 1850s. A tilting mahogany framed beveled mirror on a mahogany one-drawer rolling stand with attached candle arms, and adjustable tilting sides; ht. 72.5, wd. 37.5, dp. 19.5 in.
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A Group of 5 Russian Paintings by Alla Checkova
Lot # - A Group of 5 Russian Paintings by Alla Checkova
Alla Checkova (American/Russian, 20th century).  5 works, including three watercolors and a pair of oils, one still life and 4 landscapes; 14 x 11 in. (sight of largest).
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Joseph Henry Sharp (American, 1859-1953) Oil on Canvas
Lot # 263 - Joseph Henry Sharp (American, 1859-1953) Oil on Canvas
California Chrysanthemums
signed lower right, titled in pencil on verso
(sight, original gilt and gesso Southwestern frame) 19.5 x 23.5 in.

Even though Joseph Henry Sharp was widely regarded as a painter of the American Indian, he is only recently being celebrated for his still life paintings. A recent publication- In Poetic Silence: The Floral Paintings of Joseph Henry Sharp (2010)- a work by Thomas Minckler, shows evidence of a prolific output of the artist's magnificent studies of flowers in bloom. Sharp employed the same impressionist technique to his floral still lifes as he did with his lose Indian subjects.

This particular work has an entertaining family story. It was purchased from the artist and descended in the same family until the present day.  James Stagner and Leona Louise Stagner, newly married in 1929 in Carlsbad, NM, decided they would like to buy a painting from the Taos artist. While Mr. Stagner wished to have an Indian picture, the family story goes that Mrs. Stagner claimed she ran a "floral" home. Therefore, they bought California Chrysanthemums.

A copy of the book, In Poetic Silence: The Floral Paintings of Joseph Henry Sharp, accompanies this lot.
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Doris (Zuni, 1902-2000) and Warren (Zuni, 1895-1972) Ondelacy Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace Suite
Lot # 205 - Doris (Zuni, 1902-2000) and Warren (Zuni, 1895-1972) Ondelacy Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace Suite
4 piece suite composed of Lone Mountain turquoise and silver. Set includes a cluster squash blossom, cuff, ring, and earrings; squash blossom with 12 blossoms, each formed using 21 turquoise cabochons and finished with silver petals. Blossoms are strung on two rows of handmade silver beads; finished with a large naja composed of 65 teardrop turquoise stones set in serrated bezels; marked D & W on reverse, length 36.5 in.; PLUS a cluster cuff set with 47 turquoise cabochons set in serrated bezels and embellished with twisted wire and silver dots; marked D & W on interior, interior circumference 5.75 in., gap 1 in.; PLUS a cluster ring set with 19 turquoise stones surrounded by twisted wire and silver dots; marked D, size 8.5; AND a pair of unmarked silver and turquoise dangle earrings, length 1.25 in.
mid-20th century
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Black Forest Carved Game Plaque
Lot # 961 - Black Forest Carved Game Plaque
Swiss, early 20th century. A black forest carved game plaque with a hound, buck, and rifle; ht. 56 in.
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Small Shaker Rocker in Red Stain
Lot # 1102 - Small Shaker Rocker in Red Stain
American, 19th century.  A child's Shaker rocker in red stain with woven hickory seat, three arched slats, having wedged pegs and unusual set back arm supports; oah. 38 in.
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Group of Tin Advertising Signs
Lot # 1235 - Group of Tin Advertising Signs
A group of four tin advertising signs for Nectar Tea, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, Post Toasties and Buck's Stoves; Clabber Girl sign 11.75 x 34 in.
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Butcher's Cast Iron Trade Sign
Lot # 1241 - Butcher's Cast Iron Trade Sign
American, late 19th-early 20th century. A cast iron butcher's trade sign, depicting a steer above a variety of butcher's tools including a saw, a cleaver, a knife, and a sharpening steel, retains remnants of gold and silver paint; ht. 20, wd. 24.25 in.
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Still Life by Rose Barrett
Lot # - Still Life by Rose Barrett
Rose Barrett (American, 20th century).  Watercolor on paper, signed l.r.; 19 x 14 in. (sight).
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