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<p>SKINNERSale 2608M August 11 &amp; 12, 2012</p> <p>American Furniture &amp; Decorative Artsfeaturing The Shaker Collection of Jean Brown, Tyringham, MassachusettsMarlborough</p> <p>American Furniture &amp; Decorative Artsspecialists in charge</p> <p>Stephen Fletcher Department Director 508.970.3228</p> <p>Chris Barber Deputy Director 508.970.3227</p> <p>Karen Langberg 508.970.3281</p> <p>American Furniture &amp; Decorative Arts Department - 508.970.3200 General Inquiries: americana@skinnerinc.com</p> <p>auction 2608M Session I - Lots 1436 Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. Session II - Lots 8811406, immediately following the Scott Collection Sunday, August 12, 2012 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, Massachusetts previewThursday, August 9, 2012 Friday, August 10, 2012 Scott Collection &amp; Session II only Saturday, August 11, 2012 Sunday, August 12, 2012 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 8 p.m. 12 to 5 p.m. 8 to 10 a.m.</p> <p>absentee biddingTel: 508.970.3208 Fax: 508.970.3100 Online: www.skinnerinc.com</p> <p>general inquiries508.970.3000View all lots online at www.skinnerinc.comcover : 87 ( detail ) ; frontispiece : 1172 ( detail ) ; back cover : 1090</p> <p>Register Preview and Bid Live Online</p> <p>Preview Auctions OnlineFlip through the pages of our interactive virtual catalogues, or view all lots in an upcoming auction to browse through images and detailed lot information. 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Discover the stories behind the art and antiques Skinner offers at auction, and add your own comments to join the conversation.</p> <p>Track Lots and Leave Absentee BidsWhile previewing any auction online, you can ask specialists questions with a lot inquiry, keep a list of items that interest you with Track Lots, or place secure and confidential online absentee bids.</p> <p>Get Email Updates on Auctions and EventsSubscribe to the Skinner email list to receive monthly auction schedules, invitations to events, and notification when auction previews and catalogues are posted to the website. Email ezine@skinnerinc.com to join.</p> <p>www.skinnerinc.com</p> <p>table of contents1 2 4-6 7-8 9 81 198 199 200 201 202 203 205 207 Auction &amp; Specialist Information Web Site &amp; Online Bidding Event Announcements Provenance Lots 1436, sold Saturday, August 11 at 10 a.m Lots 8811406, sold Sunday, August 12, following the Scott Collection Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors &amp; Specialty Departments Administrative Staff &amp; Client Services Map &amp; Driving Directions Dining Accommodations Catalogue Subscription Form</p> <p>Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 198 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.</p> <p>Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2012 All rights reserved MA/Lic. #2304</p> <p>Proudly printed by DS Graphics, Inc. 120 Stedman Street, Lowell, MA 01851 800-536-8283 dsgraphics.com</p> <p>Proudly printed by</p> <p>PARTICIPATING DEALERSA Bird in Hand Mark and Marjorie Allen American Spirit Antiques Richard Axtell Diana H. Bittel H. L. Chalfant American Fine Art and Antiques Clarke Gallery The Cooley Gallery Inc. Brian Cullity Colette Donovan Samuel Forsythe Gemini Antiques Ltd. Giampietro Gallery David L. Good Norman and Mary Gronning Heller Washam The Herrs Samuel Herrup Antiques Stephen &amp; Carol Huber James Kilvington Kelly Kinzle Greg Kramer and Co. Sheridan Loyd John Hunt Marshall Hilary and Paulette Nolan Norwoods Spirit of America Daniel and Karen Olson Don Olson Fine American Antiques Oriental Rugs Ltd Steve S. Powers Sumpter Priddy III Inc. Derik Pulito Raccoon Creek Antiques Stella Rubin John Keith Russell RGL Antiques Elle Shushan John Sideli Lana Smith Elliott and Grace Snyder Margaret Johnson Sutor / Bill Schaeffer Jeffrey Tillou Antiques Van Tassel / Baumann American Antiques Robert Walin and Tucker Frey Chuck White</p> <p>cc 3 pm - 7 pm Wednesday, August 8Thursday, August 9 11 am - 6 pmThe JFK Coliseum 303 Beech Street, Manchester, NHFree Parking Caf Air Conditioned On-Site Shipper Admission $15.00</p> <p>A New Show Featuring a Select Group of Americas Most Respected Art and Antiques Dealers.</p> <p>cc cc</p> <p>www.thecollectorsfair.comJoin collectors and respected antiques dealers in a small and intimate setting for an experience you will love! Engage in interesting conversation and wonderful opportunities to learn about the material culture of America during Antiques Week in Manchester.</p> <p>Make a Connection!</p> <p>Presented by: DiSaia ManageMent www.disaiamanagement.com 860-908-0076 kdisaiamanagement@snet.net PO Box 471, Old Lyme, Ct 06371</p> <p>August 911, 2012The 55th Annual Manchester, New HampshireRadisson Manchester Downtown at the Center of New Hampshire 700 Elm Street, Manchester</p> <p>New Hampshire Antiques ShowSponsored by the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association</p> <p>the best show of its kind in New England Maine Antique Digest</p> <p>Sixty-Eight Outstanding Dealers In Room SettingsMelissa Alden Kate A. Alex &amp; Co. Barbara Ardizone Antiques Scott Bassoff and Sandy Jacobs Martha Boynton Pam Boynton Brock &amp; Co. Hollis Brodrick Joan R. Brownstein Candlewick Antiques CARA Antiques Cherry Gallery Dennis &amp; Dad Antiques Nancy &amp; Craig Cheney Antiques Courcier &amp; Wilkins Ferguson &amp; DArruda Paul &amp; Linda DeCoste Ronald &amp; Penny Dionne Peter H. Eaton Antiques, Inc. M. Finkel &amp; Daughter Russ &amp; Karen Goldberger RJG Antiques John D. Gould Michael Hingston Antiques Priscilla Hutchinson Antiques Jewett-Berdan Antiques Bob Jessen &amp; Jim Hohnwald Bill Kelly Antiques Nathan Liverant and Son Thomas R. Longacre Antiques Judith &amp; James Milne Nevermore Antiques Newsom &amp; Berdan Antiques Jeff &amp; Holly Noordsy Antiques Howard Oedel Hercules Pappachristos Gail &amp; Don Piatt Antiques Ken &amp; Robin Pike Sharon Platt American Antiques Richard M. Plusch Antiques Frank &amp; Barbara Pollack American Antiques &amp; Art Pratts Antiques Resser-Thorner Antiques Steven J. Rowe A. E. Runge Jr. Oriental Rugs Russack &amp; Loto Books, LLC Jason Samuel Fine Art &amp; Antiques Peter Sawyer Kathy Schoemer Cheryl A. Scott Lewis W. Scranton Michael &amp; Lucinda Seward Douglas L. Solliday Antiques George &amp; Debbie Spiecker Mary &amp; Joshua Steenburgh Jef &amp; Terri Steingrebe Stephen-Douglas Antiques Steven F. Still Antiques Paul D. Sullivan Thomas M. Thompson Jonathan Trace John D. Wahl Antiques American Classics, Inc. /Meryl Weiss Ed Weissman Antiques Jan Whitlock Textiles and Interiors Michael W. Whittemore Antiques &amp; Folk Art Bob &amp; Debbie Withington Bette &amp; Melvyn Wolf Inc. Gary F. Yeaton Antiques</p> <p>For more information, visit www.nhada.org</p> <p>Media Sponsors</p> <p>SKINNER presents anAmericana Gallery WalkFriday, August 10, 20125:30 p.m. Reception 6:00 p.m. Gallery Walk</p> <p>274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MAR.S.V.P. 508.970.3240</p> <p>events@skinnerinc.comReservations are Limited Held in conjunction with a preview of Skinners August 11th &amp; 12th auctions of American Furniture &amp; Decorative Arts</p> <p>6</p> <p>ProvenanceThe Shaker Collection of Jean Brown, Tyringham, Massachusetts Lots 3-43, 64-66, and 70-86 The Shaker Collection of Jean Brown, As Remembered by Her Son, JonathanIn 1967, my parents, Jean and Leonard Brown, purchased what is called the Shaker Seed House. The house had originally been part of the Shaker Settlement of Tyringham, Massachusetts, and was used to produce seeds, a thriving business which helped to sustain the community At some point in the 1930s, the house was lifted from its foundations and moved across the valley, which entailed small modifications of the structure. Until they purchased the Seed House, my parents had had no interest in the history of the Shakers. However, they were passionate collectors of 20th century art, and at first centered their interests in contemporary painting. When they were priced out of the market, they turned their attention to some of the marginal movements, especially Dada and Surrealism, amassing an important collection of documents and works on paper, which were subsequently sold the Getty Research Institute After my fathers death in 1970, my mother got in touch with a then-obscure group of contemporary artists who banded together under the rubric of Fluxus. As it happened, Yoko Ono was a Fluxus artist and on one occasion, accompanied by her husband, John Lennon, they paid a visit to the Seed House. I suspect no other Shaker building has these names registered in the guest book. Once they had settled into their Shaker house, and being passionate, discriminating collectors by nature, they began to study the people who had built the structure that shielded them from the elements. My father in particular caught the Shaker bug, and he and my mother soon began to stalk Shaker pieces in Berkshire County and beyond. As I was teaching at Princeton University, I witnessed the rapid expansion of their acquisitions. My parents arrived on the scene just before the market for Shakers took off. Some pieces were discovered in the classified section of the Berkshire Penny Saver. More often, they went to the handful of dealers who offered Shaker furniture and furnishings. Over time, through the experience of research and buying, they became quite expert in a major problem of all Shaker collectors, namely the date, place of origin, and ultimately the authenticity of the pieces. After my fathers death, my mother more or less stopped enlarging the collection. However, she installed the pieces in a novel wayshe displayed the Shaker furniture together with the most far-out works of contemporary art. After the initial shock wore off, it all began to make sense. Both the Shakers and the most avant-garde artists were people who lived and worked on the margins of their societies. The Shakers, to be sure, were far better craftspeople and much more organized than the artists, but both groups carved out their own lifestyles irrespective of the prevailing norms of conduct. The Shaker pieces being sold today have had an afterlife unlike any other.</p> <p>A Shaker Collector Lots 44-46, 49-51, 53-63, and 67-69</p> <p>The Collection of William Hubbard Lots 881-1025I first met Bill Hubbard decades ago when Bob Skinner and I went to an auction at Amherst Auction Gallery, and through later visits to his antique shop in Sunderland, MA. Bill was an articulate and commanding figure, a veteran of World War II, a community leader, co-founder of the Sunderland Historical Society, a teacher, lecturer, author, and a memorable auctioneer. His love of Americana and American history, particularly of material from the Connecticut River Valley is reflected in his collection. Bill was a long-time supporter of Historic Deerfield and other local educational institutions. His knowledge, wit, and writings were highly regarded. He was a wonderful letter writer and I have saved all of the correspondence he sent me over the years: a beautiful collection of thoroughly engaging letters in his elegant hand. His anecdotes and observations on the auction world and antique trade are now a part of history; youll see excerpts interspersed throughout the lot descriptions in this catalogue. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have. Stephen Fletcher</p> <p>7</p> <p>ProvenanceProperty of Historic New England, Proceeds to Benefit the Collections Acquisition Endowment The Collection of Anne and Robert Baker, Westport, Massachusetts</p> <p>And Property from: Deaccessioned from the Litchfield Historical Society to benefit the Collections Fund A Nantucket Collection A Florida Folk Art Collection The Collection of Michael Howard, Brooklyn, New York Collections in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and New Mexico The Westminster Historical Society, to benefit the restoration of the Upton School Building The Collection of the Connecticut Historical Society The Decorative Arts Collection of Martha Miles Wilbur, Virginia</p> <p>8</p> <p>1</p> <p>1. 1969 Mercedes Benz 280SL Coupe Roadster, VIN #006366, odometer reads at time of cataloging 64,175 miles, dark olive exterior, cognac interior, manual transmission, 4-speed floor shift, hard and soft tops, (condition is good, this car was garaged and well maintained, small fuel leak at fuel pump and some paint peeling at hood louver). $28,000-30,000</p> <p>online bidding at www.skinnerinc.com</p> <p>9</p> <p>2, with interior view</p> <p>2. White-Painted Summer House Building, probably Massachusetts, early 20th century, the one-room structure with central front door flanked by two pairs of hinged ten-light windows above panels all divided by Doric pilasters, the sides with three pairs of similar windows and decoration, the interior with hardwood floor, the interior walls and vaulted beadboard ceiling with natural finish. Note: This lot is being sold in Skinners Marlborough saleroom on August 11, 2012, but is not available for preview at Skinner. The summer house is located behind the Westminster Historical Society, at 110 Main Street in Westminster, Massachusetts. Responsibility for any and all inspection of the property prior to the auction is solely the bidders. Once Skinner has received payment, the buyer is responsible for the cost and arrangements regarding its prompt removal from the site. $8,000-12,000</p> <p>The Brown Collection Lots 3-43, 64-66, and 70-863. Shaker Red-washed Bench, Mt. Lebanon, New York, or Hancock, Massachusetts, c. 1850-60, lg. 10 ft. $800-1,200</p> <p>10</p> <p>additional information and photos at www.skinnerinc.com</p> <p>Lots 3-8</p> <p>4. Shaker Cherry Covered Work Box with Ash Handle, New Lebanon, New York, 1830-50, dovetail-constructed box with upright handle, one side of the hinged cover lifts up, ht. 12, wd. 10 1/2, lg. 14 1/2 in. Provenance: Acquired from Ed and Celeste Koster, Old Chatham, New York, in 1969. $800-1,200</p> <p>5. Shaker Pine and Maple Red-washed Work Table, Mt. Lebanon, New York, c. 1820, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 29 1/2, lg. 11 ft., wd. 29 in. Provenance: Acquired in 1969. $3,000-5,000</p> <p>online bidding at www.skinnerinc.com</p> <p>11</p> <p>10</p> <p>6. Nine Shaker Farm and Household Implements, 19th/early 20th century, a hand-hewn maple shovel, an ash and iron pitchfork, and an ash rake with maple handle, lg. 55 1/2, 57 1/2, 71 1/2, respectively; a cast iron apple peeler mounted on a board, a lapped-seam ash and woven horsehair sieve, a maple sieve with applied Meredith Village, New Hampshire, paper label, a hand-hewn pine scoop with integral handle, and two tin canisters with covers and handles, dia. 12 1/2-27 1/4 in. $300-500 7. Shaker Pine One-drawer File Box, Mt. Lebanon, New York, or Hancock, Massachusetts, c. 1840-50, molded top on...</p>