Lot 1019    

Signed Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Young Woman,
2004, Spring Americana and Decorative Arts, May 22
signed in the lower left Laura Kessler 1851. Half-length portrait of a young woman seated on an oval-back sofa, wearing a yellow dress, and holding a sprig of flowers. Signed on stretcher Elizabeth (?). Retains its original frame. Found in Cincinnati and purportedly a local sitter; 15" x 12.25" (w/o frame), 21" x 18" (w/frame).

Minor losses scattered throughout, wear to frame, a few keys replaced; G.
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Currier and Ives Hunting Lithograph,
Lot # 1008 - Currier and Ives Hunting Lithograph,
hand-colored, entitled American Field Sports: A Chance for Both Barrels. A fine scene depicting a hunter firing at a pair of game birds flushed out of the grass by his two dogs. Dated 1857, painted by A.F. Tait, on stone by Ch. Parsons. In modern distressed frame; 18.75" x 26.75" (image only), 24.7... > Item Details
Adorable Yellow Ware Squirrel,
Lot # 1368 - Adorable Yellow Ware Squirrel,
an end-of-the-day piece, with a textured surface, bright eyes, and a bushy tail. With a wonderful mottled yellow, brown, green, and rust glaze. Probably Ohio; 5" high x 4.5" wide x 6.5" deep. > Item Details
Cozzi Venice Factory 18th Century Harlequin Figure,
Lot # 1356 - Cozzi Venice Factory 18th Century Harlequin Figure,
painted polychrome enamel on earthenware body, kneeling masked theatrical figure in traditional polychrome checked outfit on scrolled pedestal base. Large red anchor mark, ca 1780s; 5" high. > Item Details
Great Lakes Maple Carved Cane,
Lot # 1134 - Great Lakes Maple Carved Cane,
single piece folksy intaglio carved crock handle maple cane with nice burl in handle, carved by Great lakes Native American with geometric symbols, a rattle snake, and a lizard. With a fine, old, polished patina; total length 33. > Item Details
Happy Hollow Stoneware Whisky Jug,
Lot # 1387 - Happy Hollow Stoneware Whisky Jug,
one quart sized slip cast jug with wire and turned wood bail handle. Stenciled blue circular label on front with John P. Gagen's Happy Hollow Whisky LaFayette, Ind.. White glazed exterior and interior, unglazed stoneware base; 5" diameter x 6.25" high. John P. Gagen (1848-1905) had a busy life. He... > Item Details
Fine Painted Stepback Cupboard,
Lot # 1255 - Fine Painted Stepback Cupboard,
pine, with 2 doors, 1 shelf in lower section, 3 shelves in upper section, and wonderful old mustard yellow paint decoration over original gray paint. American, ca 1830-1860; 73.5" high x 37" wide x 14" deep. > Item Details
Kentucky Walnut Sugar Chest,
Lot # 1241 - Kentucky Walnut Sugar Chest,
walnut with poplar, yellow pine, and oak or chestnut. Mortise and tenon case with turned legs and button feet. Applied molding to lid edge, scratch-beaded drawer and retains its original hardware. Probably Kentucky, ca 1820-1840; 34.5" high x 36.75" wide x 19.75" deep. > Item Details
Rockingham Glazed Biscuit Jar,
Lot # 1365 - Rockingham Glazed Biscuit Jar,
lidded on yellow ware body, slip cast with classical woman mask handles, acanthus leaf arched panels encircling body with laurel wreath border at top and molded base. Overlapping domed lid with laurel wreath border and ribbed mushroom finial. American; 9" high with lid x 9.5" diameter at lid x 8.2... > Item Details
Unusual High-Back Windsor Chair,
Lot # 1250 - Unusual High-Back Windsor Chair,
6 spindles with shaped crest, D-shaped seat, and very unusual ring-turned legs and stretchers. Old white over cream paint. American, ca 1820-1850; 15.75" high (seat) x 44.75" high (overall) x 20.5" wide x 16.5" deep. > Item Details
Two Mexican Carved & Painted Wood Santos,
Lot # 1077 - Two Mexican Carved & Painted Wood Santos,
both male saints and missing hands, which were originally carved separately; one is 11.8" high with wonderfully vibrant polychrome paint; 2nd is 8" high with bronze and black paint, both late 19th or early 20th century. > Item Details
Two Carved & Painted Wood & Bone Mexican Santos,
Lot # 1076 - Two Carved & Painted Wood & Bone Mexican Santos,
both of male saints, including a priest with carved bone head and holding twig crucifix in polychrome paint; 6" high; AND a 5" high piece, also with polychrome paint, both likely mid to late 19th century. > Item Details
Signed Baltimore Rockingham Glaze Shaving Dish,
Lot # 1367 - Signed Baltimore Rockingham Glaze Shaving Dish,
incised on base and over glazed L.B.F.(?) 14 May 1850 Baltimore and on back side 1850; 6.2" long x 3.5" wide x 1.5" high. > Item Details
English Sterling Castor Set,
Lot # 1455 - English Sterling Castor Set,
7 cut glass castors, 2 with sterling shakers, 1 with sterling hinged lid, and 3 with sterling necks and cut glass stoppers. Bulbous footed carrier with cast handle. Bears the hallmark of Thomas Halford (London, mark registered in 1807-8) and the date letter for 1810-1. Castors measure 4.5", 5", 5... > Item Details
Paper Cut Valentine Dated 1869,
Lot # 1070 - Paper Cut Valentine Dated 1869,
white paper cutouts with inked inscriptions, pasted to green light cardstock, bilaterally symmetrical design of love birds and interlocking hearts; inscriptions read, I love thee alone-O will you love me in return-Respond immediately-I hope you know who sent this-My real name is A.M.-Feb. 14th 1869;... > Item Details
Paint-Decorated Rhode Island Mule Chest,
Lot # 1258 - Paint-Decorated Rhode Island Mule Chest,
pine and chestnut, with applied molding to the lid edge and shaped skirt. Retains its original black over red paint decoration and appears to retain its original hinges, lock, and turned and painted drawer pulls. Rhode Island, first half of the 19th century; 38.75" high x 40" wide x 16.5" deep. > Item Details
Miniature Portrait of a Young Child,
Lot # 1016 - Miniature Portrait of a Young Child,
watercolor on paper, half-length portrait of a young child in a bright blue dress. American, ca 1800-1850, in an old oval frame; 2.5" x 2" (image only), 4.5" x 4" (w/frame). > Item Details
Fine Pair of Marked New York Federal Brass Andirons,
Lot # 1471 - Fine Pair of Marked New York Federal Brass Andirons,
ring and ball shafts with faceted cone and acorn finials, hexagonal plinth, and spurred cabriole legs with ball feet. Both stamped R.WITTINGHAM / N YORK for Richard Wittingham (worked 1795-1818); 22.75" high x 11" wide x 23" deep. > Item Details
Lot of 9 Midwestern Coin Silver Spoons,
Lot # 1452 - Lot of 9 Midwestern Coin Silver Spoons,
all marked N.MATSON PURE COIN (Newell Matson, 1817-1887, began in Oswego, NY, then worked in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois). Includes three 6" teaspoons and six 8.75" serving spoons. > Item Details
Gurley Survey Level & Tripod,
Lot # 1485 - Gurley Survey Level & Tripod,
in fitted hand-dovetailed mahogany case. Brass matte finish with spirit level mounted on underside of barrel, stamped W. & L.E. Gurley Troy, N.Y.; 19.25" long x 8.75" high; case is 6" wide x 21" long x 9.75" high. Tripod is walnut fixed leg with brass mounts; 57.75" high. > 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
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