Lot 1022    

Portrait of a Revolutionary War Era Infantry Officer,
2004, Spring Americana and Decorative Arts, May 22
oil on canvas portrait of an 18th century military officer with dark blue double-breasted waist coat with gilt buttons, sword rig with brass fouled anchor type plate with laurel wreath surround, white vest with gilt buttons and ruffled silk shirt, and a typical mid-to-late 18th century style hair cut. The fouled anchor belt plate may be that of the 4th Rhode Island Infantry. Unframed; 18" x 23".

Relined and on 20th century stretcher, moderate crazing and could use a light cleaning; still VG-.
Sold: $3,737.50
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
Oil on Steel of Royal Gorge,
Lot # 1036 - Oil on Steel of Royal Gorge,
narrow landscape of Royal Gorge, Colorado executed on what appears to be an architectural element, embellished by a polychrome border. Probably late 19th century, in a modern frame; 48" x 9.5" (w/o frame), 53" x 15" (w/frame). > Item Details
Two Miniature Stoneware Jugs,
Lot # 1391 - Two Miniature Stoneware Jugs,
includes a brown-glazed slightly ovoid jug with incised inscription Complements of Shipley & Matson’s Anderson, Ind. with strap handle at lip to shoulder; 2" diameter x 3.25" high; AND a slip cast jug with brown-glazed top half and white glazed lower having blue decal Mercury in a rectangle; 2" diam... > Item Details
John Cromwell Cigar Store Indian,
Lot # 1214 - John Cromwell Cigar Store Indian,
white pine (tested) with polychrome paint, full-figure Indian with one raised arm (that once held a tomahawk) and the other is held against his body holding a dagger. He is wearing bear pelt over his tunic, a medallion around his neck, and a large feathered headdress. The replaced painted base rea... > Item Details
American Flag Quilt,
Lot # 1317 - American Flag Quilt,
with 46 appliquéd stars (1908-1912). Light blue canton with red and white stripes. All hand quilted with guilloche pattern, white border with diamond quilting and layered 5 pointed stars in corners; 64" x 90". > Item Details
Cherry One-Drawer Stand,
Lot # 1230 - Cherry One-Drawer Stand,
with pine and poplar secondary woods. Single-board top with applied edge molding, cock-beaded drawer with its original pull, quarter-round molding applied to the sides of the case, and molded legs. American, possibly Connecticut, ca 1790-1820; 27.5" high x 19" wide x 14.75" deep. > Item Details
Embroidered Folk Art 20-Block Friendship Quilt,
Lot # 1321 - Embroidered Folk Art 20-Block Friendship Quilt,
each block is a patchwork or woolen fabrics attached with polychrome colored cross-stitch and red square center and with embroidered animals, sayings and locations in both Tennessee and Kentucky including Essee and Clarksville (where purchase from original owner). Dated Nov. 12 1923, with printed E... > Item Details
Dempster Mill Horse Windmill Weight,
Lot # 1090 - Dempster Mill Horse Windmill Weight,
cast iron bob-tail horse in old black and white paint. Marked on one side 58G. Beatrice, Nebraska, 20th century; 16.5" x 17". > Item Details
Heller & Brightly Theodolite & Tripod,
Lot # 1484 - Heller & Brightly Theodolite & Tripod,
in original machine-dovetailed mahogany case with locking door. Instrument is black matte-finished brass with bright brass knobs, double spirit levels, silvered compass dial marked Heller & Brightly Inc. MFGrs Phila. PA.. Additional spirit level on barrel; 12.5" high x 9" long; case is 10.5" x 9" ... > Item Details
19th-Century Furniture & Undertaking Trade Sign,
Lot # 1216 - 19th-Century Furniture & Undertaking Trade Sign,
single pine board, white freehand lettering on a black ground reads, S.E. Bentzel Est. FURNITURE AND UNDERTAKING. MECHANICSBURG. Pennsylvania, probably late 19th century; 8.25" x 48". > Item Details
Pennsylvania Cherry Tall Case Clock,
Lot # 1279 - Pennsylvania Cherry Tall Case Clock,
with poplar secondary wood. The hood has a broken-arch pediment, fully turned columns, and a tombstone door with its original glass. The case has canted corners on the waist, a molded door, and tapered feet. English brass works with polychrome-painted dial signed Richard Chester Hanover who worke... > Item Details
Baleen & Horn Scrimshaw Folding Comb,
Lot # 1111 - Baleen & Horn Scrimshaw Folding Comb,
with inlaid coin silver "Heart in Hand" motif on baleen with pierced heart in palm. Baleen is a two-piece canted corner rectangle and comb is fine cut; closed 3.4", open 6.2" > Item Details
Two Sunderland Luster Nautical Pitchers,
Lot # 1341 - Two Sunderland Luster Nautical Pitchers,
both on pearlware bodies. Includes a large creamer-sized bulbous pitcher with black transfer on left side of a 3-masted frigate. Inscription below reads, May Peace & Plenty On Our Nation Smile, with black-printed poem with laurel wreath surround on right about a sailor and his love; 4.45" high; AN... > Item Details
Fremont, Ohio Still Life Painting of Canvasback Ducks,
Lot # 1038 - Fremont, Ohio Still Life Painting of Canvasback Ducks,
oil on canvas of a male and female hanging from a nail against a drab-colored wall. A nice life-size trompe l'oeil painting of the ducks, remounted in a period, possibly original, gilt frame. Monogram signature in lower-left, with date 88; 30.25" x 22" (w/frame); 25.75" x 17.5" (w/o frame). Similar ... > Item Details
Cherry Blanket Chest with Original Red Wash,
Lot # 1283 - Cherry Blanket Chest with Original Red Wash,
with poplar secondary wood. Dovetailed case with lidded till, breadboard lid, and wonderfully shaped skirt, on dovetailed bracket feet. Retains its original hinges. Midwestern, probably Ohio, ca 1800-1850; 22.25" high x 40.5" wide x 18.5" deep. > Item Details
Dated American Mourning Sampler,
Lot # 1303 - Dated American Mourning Sampler,
lot of 3 related items. Includes a very large mourning sampler dated 1851, marking the deaths of two family members Joseph and Margaret Bertenshaw, each with black and gray wool inscriptions above polychrome wool tombs, and each flanked by potted plants with 5 stanzas of poetry and birth and death ... > Item Details
Clear Blown Glass Midwestern Lidded Sugar Bowl,
Lot # 1400 - Clear Blown Glass Midwestern Lidded Sugar Bowl,
domed foot with bulbous form bowl with stepped lip for domed lid with mushroom finial, snap pontil; 4.5" diameter x 6.5" high. > Item Details
Paint-Decorated Boston Style Rocker,
Lot # 1270 - Paint-Decorated Boston Style Rocker,
appears to retain its original black over red paint, with gold stencil decoration on the seat, splat, and crest, and gold painted decoration on arms and undercarriage. Baluster and ball-turned arm supports and legs, ca 1825-1850; 15.5" high (seat) x 41.25" high (overall) x 21.5" wide. > Item Details
Needlework Show Towel,
Lot # 1307 - Needlework Show Towel,
polychrome silk embroidery on linen ground with center having double headed eagle, deer and rabbits surrounded by 10 geometric borders and 11th outer border with running chain of standing birds; likely Continental, early 19th century; 22" x 25". > Item Details
Lot of Folk Art Iron with Hearts,
Lot # 1156 - Lot of Folk Art Iron with Hearts,
lot of 3. Includes wrought 3-tine meat fork with twisted handle terminating in a heart, 17.5" long; PLUS an iron sewing bird with a heart at the bottom of the wingnut, 4.75" x 3.5"; AND an enameled iron horseshoe with paint and mother of pearl decoration, with stand, and dated 1919, 5.75" x 4.75". > Item Details
Monumental Staffordshire <i>Texian Campaigne</i> Basin,
Lot # 1333 - Monumental Staffordshire Texian Campaigne Basin,
purple transfer-printed basin or very large vegetable bowl with battle scenes on all four exterior sides. Interior has large Battle of Resaca de la Palma scene at center, with Indian Maiden and stacked arms panels with floral surround border. 2 different views, marked on base with series name and A... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20