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<i>Newhall</i> Porcelain Tableware of Marquis de Lafayette Interest
Lot # 102 - Newhall Porcelain Tableware of Marquis de Lafayette Interest
English, late 18th-early 19th century. An early hard paste porcelain tableware group by Newhall consisting of 52 pieces, including 17 saucers, 11 dessert plates, 10 consommé cups, 8 teacups, 1 lidded coffee pot, 1 lidded teapot, 1 lidded sugar bowl, 1 creamer, 1 footed bowl, and 1 oval platter. The entire group decorated with a band of patterned gilding interspersed with reddish pink flower heads against a milky white ground. Some pieces marked N.103, N103, or 103 in red on the underside, otherwise unmarked; dessert plate dia. 7, coffee pot ht. 9.5 in.

According to family history, this tableware set was a gift from General Lafayette (French, 1757-1834) to Dr. Peter Turner (American, 1751-1822) and his wife Eliza Child Turner (American, 1752-1819). Dr. Turner served as a surgeon in the 1st Rhode Island Regiment of the Continental Army under General James Varnum (American, 1748-1789) and Colonel Christopher Greene (American, 1737-1781). Family tradition tells us that he was at the Battle of Red Bank and served on General George Washington's staff at Valley Forge. Following the war, Peter and his wife Eliza Child settled in East Greenwich, Rhode Island at 21 Courthouse Lane, across the street from their brother-in-law General Varnum, whose wife Martha Child was Eliza's sister.

In a journal entry written to her children, Hettie Foster Turner Harlan (1850-1937), described how her family received the china. "General Lafayette was a dear friend of great grandfather's and Uncle Varnum's as he was taught to us [sic] to call the general. Lafayette was entertained at Uncle Varnum's house and the room he occupied while with them and [sic] has always been kept as he used it. When General Lafayette returned to this country he brought many beautiful gifts to our great grandmother among them a beautiful set of dishes and a beautiful dress which I inherited. Many interesting anecdotes have been told me [sic] of those times when I was a little child by my father's sisters as related to them by their grandmother, surgeon Peter Turner's wife of Revolutionary times."
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Wyoming Cowboys, Collection of Photographs by W.G. Walker
Lot # 380 - Wyoming Cowboys, Collection of Photographs by W.G. Walker
Lot of 25 photographs of cowboy life by W.G. Walker of Cheyenne, Wyoming, ca 1890s. All are 4.75 x 7.75 in. silver gelatin prints on 7 x 10 in. mounts, titled and credited in the negative. The views document such aspects of cowboy life as Rounding Em Up, Throwing a Steer, Branding a Maverick, Dinner on Round Up, and more. One great view is titled A Cow Boy Race and shows more than twenty of them racing toward the camera on horseback, and another called A Bull Fight on the Plains shows two steers locked in horn-to-horn combat.
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Folk Art Painting by Mary Starbuck Turner
Lot # 35 - Folk Art Painting by Mary Starbuck Turner
American, late 19th century. Oil on canvas, framed. Depicts a farmhouse scene. Signed l.l.; 16 x 25 in. (sight).
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Abraham Lincoln Appointment Signed as President for George H. Weir, Captain of Commissary of Subsistence, February 1865, Plus E.M. Stanton DS
Lot # 205 - Abraham Lincoln Appointment Signed as President for George H. Weir, Captain of Commissary of Subsistence, February 1865, Plus E.M. Stanton DS
Lot of 2, including: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Partially printed DS. 1p. 15.5 in. x 19.5 in., on vellum with embossed seal, upper left. Dated at Washington, February 24, 1865, to George H. Weir, appointing him Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers with the rank of Captain from July 30, 1864. Signed by Abraham Lincoln as President (1861-1865) and Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869) as Secretary of War (1862-1868).
 
Edwin M. Stanton. Partially printed DS. 1p. 8 x 10 in. Dated at Washington, December 2, 1864, informing George H. Weir that the President has appointed him a Major of Volunteers by brevet for gallant and distinguished services at the battle of the Wilderness, VA, and during the present Campaign before (?) Richmond, Va. Signed by Stanton as Secretary of War. 
 
George H. Weir enlisted as a captain on June 30, 1863, and was commissioned into the US Vols. Commissary Department. As indicated by the documents offered here. Weir was promoted to major by brevet for his actions at Wilderness, VA, July 6, 1864, and captain, US Vols. Commissary Department, July 30, 1864. Weir resigned on June 9, 1865. 
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Rare 35-Star Double Wreath Civil War Period Parade Flag
Lot # 159 - Rare 35-Star Double Wreath Civil War Period Parade Flag
Glazed cotton, 19 x 29 in., with printed stars arranged in two circles around a central outlined star and a star in each corner of the canton. We have sold a few of the 34-star versions of this flag over the past 15 years, but this is the first 35-star example we have seen.  The 35th star represents West Virginia, which was admitted to the Union June 20, 1863, right in the middle of the Civil War. Nevada became the 36th state less than a year and a half later, on October 31, 1864.
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Sheraton Four-Drawer Chest in Tiger Maple
Lot # 135 - Sheraton Four-Drawer Chest in Tiger Maple
American, 19th century. A Sheraton chest of drawers in tiger maple, having a rectangular top and paneled sides over four dovetailed, graduated, and cockbeaded drawers, the fronts fitted with brass acorn pulls and inlaid with diamond-shaped escutcheons, all rising on turned legs terminating in ball feet; ht. 42, wd. 42.75, dp. 20.25 in.
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Bennington Salt-Glazed Stoneware Crock
Lot # 297 - Bennington Salt-Glazed Stoneware Crock
American, 19th century. A four-gallon salt-glazed stoneware crock with thick rim, applied lug handles, tooled shoulder and cobalt leaf decoration, with impressed mark E & LP Norton / Bennington VT; ht. 10.75, dia. 11.75 in.
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Clenched Fist Wood Cane
Lot # 227 - Clenched Fist Wood Cane
American. A folk art light wood cane having a carved and incised clenched fist with baton handle; lg. 39 in.
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Shaker-Style Two-Drawer Work Table
Lot # 133 - Shaker-Style Two-Drawer Work Table
American, 19th century. A work table in butternut, possibly of Shaker design, having an overhanging, rectangular top above two aligned, dovetailed frieze drawers of varied size, all rising on tapering, quadrangular legs; ht. 28.75, wd. 41, dp. 27.5 in.
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Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation, Early J.M. Forbes Copy, 1863
Lot # 208 - Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation, Early J.M. Forbes Copy, 1863
Abraham Lincoln. Proclamation of Emancipation by the President of the United States, January 1st, 1863. Boston: J.M. Forbes, 1863. 2.25 x 3.25 in., paper wrappers, 8pp. This miniature pamphlet is published with a quotation from Alexander H. Stephens on the front wrapper and with Andrew Jackson’s message: “To the Free Colored Inhabitants of Louisiana,” Sept. 21, 1814, on the rear wrapper. It was apparently published ca January 20, 1863, by Lincoln’s abolitionist friend, John Murray Forbes. We believe that this is a copy of the final proclamation (Eberstadt No. 15) rather than the comparable preliminary proclamation that was published a bit earlier by Forbes (Eberstadt No. 7), though it appears to be from the same press and with similar pale peach / light brown paper wrappers.
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