Lot 37    

Unusual Tintype of a Masked Woman,
2003 Americana May 8-9.
6th plate in an octagonal floral Union case. A fine fun theatrical portrait!

Condition:  
Image EXC., case with slight surface wear, still VG.
Est $150 - $250
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Harris Griffin & Co. Philadelphia Skeleton Clock,
Lot # 1005 - Harris Griffin & Co. Philadelphia Skeleton Clock,
with brass chain driven fusee movement, on an oval ebonized wood base with glass dome. Inscribed on silver-plated bell "Harris Griffin & Co./Philadelphia/Makers". Black and white enameled dial with Roman numerals, dimensions in dome are 13" wide x 7.5" deep x 17.5" high. We could find no reference... > Item Details
Tintype of Armed South Carolina Confederate,
Lot # 270 - Tintype of Armed South Carolina Confederate,
sixth plate size. An early war image by “Quinby & Co., Charleston, S.C.” and so stamped into the front of the composition case. The unknown soldier holds a large bore .69 caliber musket with bayonet and wears a plain battle shirt and gray kepi without insignia. The handle of a small knife can be ... > Item Details
Ex-libris Orville Wright,
Lot # 504 - Ex-libris Orville Wright,
lot of 2, both with stamp on ffep "From the private library of Orville Wright." Includes Hodgman, Charles D., ed. "Handbook of Chenistry and Physics." Cleveland: Chemical Ruber Publishing Co., 1933. 16mo, soft cloth, 1818pp. AND Calderara, Attilio. "Nell'Azzurro: L'Aeronautica Dalle Sue Origini Legg... > Item Details
Ambrotype of a Fireman in Helmet Reading
Lot # 21 - Ambrotype of a Fireman in Helmet Reading "Franco-American 8",
sixth plate size in full pressed paper case. An image from the time when belonging to a fire company was also very much a mark of one's social standing, this a typical example of a well-heeled member. He projects a casual and confident air, as he drapes his arm over a bamboo-turned Windsor-style cha... > Item Details
Seven Rose Medallion Plates,
Lot # 675 - Seven Rose Medallion Plates,
all 19th century, including three matching, 9.6" diameter; AND four matching, 8" diameter. Wonderful all-over polychrome overglaze enamel decoration in the classic Rose Medallion pattern, with panels of court scenes, and florals, birds and butterflies. > Item Details
Grain Painted Two Drawer Mule Chest,
Lot # 969 - Grain Painted Two Drawer Mule Chest,
pine. Primitive original black & red swirled grain paint. Solid ends, cut-out legs, 2 drawers below chest section. Old polished patina with margin wear to paint at lid, as expected, 37" x 17.25" x 36" h. > Item Details
Trapunto Furniture Spread,
Lot # 866 - Trapunto Furniture Spread,
circa 1850, American. Linen with cotton backing, pulled work border and tied fringe at three sides. Outstanding central flower basket, surrounded by arching grape vines with bow knot at bottom, 29" x 51". > Item Details
18th Century Mourning Jewelry,
Lot # 971 - 18th Century Mourning Jewelry,
hand painted bi-pointed lozenge-shaped miniature on ivory in yellow gold mount. Miniature is classical scene of two mourning women at urn-topped plinth with anchor and tree in sepia tones. Urn has initials "J.C." while plinth has inscription "Affection/Weeps/Heaven/Rejoices." Rear is curved as if f... > Item Details
Cobblers Figural Trade Sign,
Lot # 785 - Cobblers Figural Trade Sign,
in the form of a high topped shoe or boot, carved from a single piece of pine with wrought iron mounting brackets. 20" x 2.6" x 13.75" without brackets. Probably early 20th century, found in Ohio. > Item Details
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Testimonial,
Lot # 346 - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Testimonial,
1 p., approx. 16 x 19.5", partially printed document with printed signatures of John C. Caldwell and Joshua L. Chamberlain, Augusta (ME), 4 July 1868, engraved and printed by the American Bank Note Co. This testimonial for Eli W. Whitney for service in defense of the Union as a volunteer from the St... > Item Details
Lot # 906 - "Green River Whiskey" Advertisement Bottle,
8" x 19", clear glass press molded bottle with screw cap. Etched on front "The Genuine Label Bears This Signature/ The Whiskey Without Regrets/ Green River/ Blended Whiskey/ Oldetyme Distillers, Inc." Small horseshoes on band around bottom, two large Green River logos on sides of bottle. > Item Details
Rare Johnstown Flood (?) Albumen Photograph,
Lot # 110 - Rare Johnstown Flood (?) Albumen Photograph,
8 x 10" mounted on larger board, with printed strip paper label "Mirrillville Station. Unloading Coffins." Passenger and freight cars of the E & PRR in distance, coffins of various styles stacked by tracks. Scenery looks like area around Johnstown, and assume this to be associated with the disas... > Item Details
Three 19th Century American Pieced Quilts,
Lot # 853 - Three 19th Century American Pieced Quilts,
all with some problems, mainly small holes, sold as is. > Item Details
Buckner's Copy of
Lot # 360 - Buckner's Copy of "Wearing of the Gray",
J.E. Cooke, E.B. Treat & Co., N.Y. 1867. 4to in embossed cloth boards, nine illustrations, 601 pp. Inscribed on front free end paper "Gen. S.B. Buckner", (Buckner born Hart Co. Ky. in 1823, graduated West Point in 44, earned 2 brevets in Mexico, resigned in 55. After declining commission in Union... > Item Details
Ohio Stoneware Lion,
Lot # 814 - Ohio Stoneware Lion,
circa 1880-1900. Wonderful folk art style, reclining on a rectangular base. One piece, hollow with some hand detail. 9.5" x 5" x 7". > Item Details
American Whimsy Blown Glass Top Hat,
Lot # 889 - American Whimsy Blown Glass Top Hat,
early 19th century. Emerald green with slightly folded brim at sides, snap pontil, 4" h. x 6.4" long. These were made by many different American companies including Sandwich. > Item Details
Grain Painted Mule Chest,
Lot # 802 - Grain Painted Mule Chest,
American, 1st half of the 19th century. Poplar with wonderful painted graining in reddish brown over yellowish brown. Lift lid with overlapping edge molding, two drawers with turned wood mushroom pulls, nice inverted mouse-ear cut-outs at sides, 18.5" x 38" x 37.6". > Item Details
French Military Daguerreotype,
Lot # 17 - French Military Daguerreotype,
quarter plate portrait of a young uniformed Frenchman, mounted in period oval wood frame. Rear inscription "Lucien Boudousquie/en avril 1853/(Lycee Henri IV)". The Lycee Henri IV was and is one of the more prestigious high schools in Paris. Also printed photographers label on rear from "E. Fixon"... > Item Details
Letter Seeking to Hire Slaves, 1832,
Lot # 165 - Letter Seeking to Hire Slaves, 1832,
ALS, 1 pp., 8 x 12.5", Lexington (VA), 2 January. Letter from Joseph Winn to Col. John Jordan informing him that he was unable to hire any hands at $60. Winn notes that he had been promised help, but they were hired to someone else for $105. He also gives prices for slaves in the market that day, me... > Item Details
1838 Slave Bill of Sale,
Lot # 167 - 1838 Slave Bill of Sale,
1pp., 4 x 8", Lafayette, 1 August 1838. "Received of Christian Stear Six hundred Dollars, and his note @ 60 days for one hundred Dollars, being in full of all demands to date." On verso is a note in another hand, but period ink and style, "Slave Molly aged 17 years light color house worker for Mrs. ... > Item Details
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