Lot 1011    

Mark Twain Bronze Medallion Sculpture,
2004, Spring Americana and Decorative Arts, May 22
relief profile on round background, signed Rohl-Smith, titled, and dated 1887(?) on lower edge. 14" diameter.

Carl Rohl-Smith (d. 1900), Danish sculptor, lived and worked for some time in Chicago. Along with medallions and bas-reliefs, he also produced many public works, including the William Tecumseh Sherman monument in Washington, DC.

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Minor wear; VG.
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Pair of Carved Wooden Altar Candlesticks,
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probably Italian, ca 17th or 18th century, Continental hardwood with rich dark patina; 28.5" high. > Item Details
Patent Model for Sulphuric Acid System Evaporator,
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George III Tavern Table,
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oak, pinned construction, with three square, tapered legs, round top and triangular lower shelf. Retains a fine old patina, ca 1790-1810; 29.5" high x 34" diameter. > Item Details
Signed Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Young Woman,
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Small Lidded Trinket Box with Secret Drawer,
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Narwhale Tusk Scrimshaw Cane,
Lot # 1109 - Narwhale Tusk Scrimshaw Cane,
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American Cobalt Mold Blown Open Sugar and Other Cobalt Glass Bowls,
Lot # 1408 - American Cobalt Mold Blown Open Sugar and Other Cobalt Glass Bowls,
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Scrimshaw Spoon and Awl,
Lot # 1101 - Scrimshaw Spoon and Awl,
lot of 2. Includes a fine carved baleen and MOP spoon with inlaid abalone in handle and MOP bowl with brass rivet mount; 4.3" long; AND a turned walrus ivory handled and steel awl with inlaid baleen dots on end of handle; 4.85" long. > Item Details
Gilt Plaster Cast Eagle and Shield,
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Fine Paint-Decorated Mule Chest,
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Joseph Henry Sharp Pencil Sketch,
Lot # 1012 - Joseph Henry Sharp Pencil Sketch,
signed in the lower left J.H. Sharp Dec. 86. Portrait of a Victorian lady with hat and muff, sitting in a Moravian-style plank chair. In modern frame; 8.75" x 12.75" (image only), 17.5" x 21.5" (w/frame). Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953), born in Bridgeport, Ohio and studied at the Cincinnati Art Aca... > Item Details
Wedgwood Basalt Candlesticks,
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Brass Chamber Stick with Snuffer,
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Columbian World Fair Canes,
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Scrimshaw Walrus Ivory Chain,
Lot # 1104 - Scrimshaw Walrus Ivory Chain,
136 individual pieces, including circular and oval links, various bar types, and more in eight pieces with longest being 42". > Item Details
Scarce German Halloween Nodder,
Lot # 1188 - Scarce German Halloween Nodder,
papier-mâché with original polychrome paint figure of a jack-o'-lantern-headed creature win blue coat, red & white striped shirt, tan pants, and black boots. On a yellow painted wood disc base, unmarked; 8.5" high. > Item Details
Signed Kentucky Butler's Chest,
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American Hepplewhite Tilt-Top Candlestand,
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Dated 1860 Indiana Jacquard Coverlet,
Lot # 1314 - Dated 1860 Indiana Jacquard Coverlet,
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Pneumatic Signaling Apparatus for Railways Patent Model,
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