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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Two Queen Anne Bannister Back Chairs,
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both with turned legs, stiles, stretchers, scroll-cut crests, and old rush seats and black-painted surfaces. American, 18th century; 18.5" high (seat) x 43.5" high (overall) x 18.75" wide x 13.25" deep. > Item Details
Dated Hearts in Bottle Folk Art,
Lot # 1151 - Dated Hearts in Bottle Folk Art,
mold-blown glass bottle containing wooden frame suspending 4 carved wooden hearts. One heart has an arrow, another is dated 1936. Wood signed on bottom, By B_____ Otto Schlei / Jan. 17 1936. Bottle marked on bottom Bottle Made in USA; 8" high x 3" wide x 1.5" deep. > Item Details
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
American Views Liverpool Pitcher,
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rare Shelton Group polychrome-painted black transfer printed with large transfers on each side and smaller on front. Scenes include left side: "Washington Map of the United States," (Arman, Anglo-American Ceramics, W.16), one of the very few transfers actually signed at bottom of laurel wreath surr... > Item Details
Improvement in Coal Grate Patent Model,
Lot # 1206 - Improvement in Coal Grate Patent Model,
walnut and steel with dovetailed construction, patented Dec. 13, 1870 by I. Pickard, No. 110,157, includes all patent papers; 7.75" square x 4.75" high. > Item Details
Staffordshire Deer Figural Spill Vase,
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Barber Straight Razor Trade Sign,
Lot # 1219 - Barber Straight Razor Trade Sign,
pine, with black-painted handle, white and gray-painted blade, and wrought iron hangers. Probably late 19th century; 26.5" x 60.5". > Item Details
<i>Dog Race in Darktown</i> Pencil Drawing,
Lot # 1053 - Dog Race in Darktown Pencil Drawing,
on cardboard, titled in the lower right. Scene depicts a large crowd of African Americans at the dog track, all with stereotypically exaggerated features. In an old black-painted frame, 20th century; 15.5" x 19.25" (w/o frame), 17" x 20.75" (w/frame). > Item Details
19th-Century Furniture & Undertaking Trade Sign,
Lot # 1216 - 19th-Century Furniture & Undertaking Trade Sign,
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Whaler Harpoon,
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painted wooden shaft with wrought iron point with swivel barb. Late 19th or early 20th century; 91.5" long x 1.5" diameter. > Item Details
Grain-Painted Double Desk,
Lot # 1252 - Grain-Painted Double Desk,
poplar, mortise and tenon construction, two single-board lids with breadboard ends, and nicely turned legs. Fine old, probably original, brown over yellow grain-painted surface. Probably Midwestern, mid-19th century; 27.75" high x 54.5" wide x 24.5" deep. > Item Details
Fine Massachusetts Two-Drawer Sheraton Work Table,
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in mahogany with pine secondary wood. Two cock-beaded drawers with figured mahogany veneer, cookie corner top, and elaborately turned and reeded legs ending in button feet. Top drawer divided into one large and three small compartments, and has a 19th-century handwritten note related to the family ... > Item Details
Canadian Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jug,
Lot # 1384 - Canadian Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jug,
3-gallon jug with freehand cobalt floral design, applied strap handle, and marked W.E. Welding. / Brantford, Ont. / 3 (Brant County, Ontario, Canada, ca 1873-1894); 16.5" high x 9.75" diameter (at base). > Item Details
Heller & Brightly Theodolite & Tripod,
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Horse Weathervane,
Lot # 1093 - Horse Weathervane,
manufactured from many pieces of sheet iron, and has a slot to receive the rod support. Depicts a galloping horse with a full tail and retains old black, silver, and gold paint. American, probably late 19th century; 16" x 28". > Item Details
Leather Cincinnati Traveling Trunk,
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cedar-lined with decorated leather covering. Top compartment has drop-down flap decorated with a lithograph, and is labeled on the reverse, The Pettibone Mfg. Co. Manufacturers of Regalias, Supplies, and Costumes, for All Secret Societies. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Late 19th century; 11" high x 20" wid... > Item Details
Pair of Silhouettes Plus,
Lot # 1072 - Pair of Silhouettes Plus,
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English Needlework Pastoral Scene,
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Lot # 1110 - Scrimshaw "Heart In Hand" Pipe Tamper,
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God's Eye Buttocks Basket,
Lot # 1167 - God's Eye Buttocks Basket,
split reed with split hickory handle, fine old patina; oval 11" x 12.5" x 12" high. > Item Details
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