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<p>SKINNERAmerican Furniture &amp; Decorative ArtsSale 2524B November 7, 2010 Boston</p> <p>American Furniture &amp; Decorative Artsspecialists in charge</p> <p>Stephen Fletcher Department Director 508.970.3228</p> <p>Martha Hamilton 508.970.3290</p> <p>LaGina Austin 508.970.3225</p> <p>Chris Barber 508.970.3227</p> <p>Karen Langberg 508.970.3281</p> <p>American Furniture &amp; Decorative Arts Department - 508.970.3200 General Inquiries:</p> <p>auction 2524B Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 11 a.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts previewWednesday, November 3, 2010 Thursday, November 4, 2010 Friday, November 5, 2010 Saturday, November 6, 2010 Sunday, November 7, 2010 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 8 p.m. 12 to 8 p.m. 12 to 5 p.m. 8 to 10 a.m.</p> <p>absentee biddingTel: 617.350.5400 Fax: 617.350.5429 Online:</p> <p>general inquiries617.350.5400View all lots online at www.skinnerinc.comcover : 113 ; frontispiece : 695 ; back cover : 227</p> <p>Register Preview and Bid Live Online at</p> <p>Preview OnlineSkinner makes previewing online anytime from your home or office easy and convenient. View all lots in the auction in order, many with multiple views. You can also flip through the pages of our interactive virtual catalog or download the catalog PDF to your desktop.</p> <p>Absentee Bidding/Tracking LotsSkinners website accepts absentee bids up to one hour before an auction begins. Once youve placed your bids, use Track Lots to track those items and see their selling prices. You can also use Track Lots to track the selling price of items youre simply curious about, whether youve bid on them or not.</p> <p>Lot AlertLet Skinners Lot Alert do your searching for you! Lot Alert continuously searches Skinners upcoming auctions for items that interest you, and automatically emails you when an item matches your interest profile. Visit and click on the Buy/Sell tab to find out more about Lot Alert.</p> <p>Bid Live Online with Skinner-Live!Theres nothing like bidding live at an auctionand now Skinner brings that live auction experience to our website with Skinner-Live! Visit and click on the Buy/Sell tab to learn more about bidding live online with Skinner-Live!</p> <p>table of contents</p> <p>1 2 5 6 7 174 175 176 177 179 181 182 183</p> <p>Auction &amp; Specialist Information Web Site &amp; Online Bidding Event Information Provenance Lots 1-890 Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors &amp; Specialty Departments Administrative Staff &amp; Client Services Map &amp; Driving Directions Parking &amp; Accommodations Dining Catalogue Subscription Form</p> <p>Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 174 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.</p> <p>Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2010 All rights reserved</p> <p>the american folk art museum presents</p> <p>The AmericAn AnTiques showGALA preview JAnuArY 19, 2011a benefit for the american folk art museum</p> <p>10TH AN</p> <p>NIVERS ARY</p> <p>2011 exhibiTorsAmerican Primitive Gallery Artemis Gallery Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques Joan R. Brownstein Marcy Burns American Indian Arts LLC Cherry Gallery Charles &amp; Rebekah Clark Daltons American Decorative Arts Colette Donovan Peter Eaton Antiques M. Finkel &amp; Daughter Roberto Freitas American Antiques and Decorative Arts Galerie St. Etienne Gemini Antiques Ltd. Leah Gordon Carl Hammer Gallery Otto &amp; Susan Hart Antiques Harvey Art &amp; Antiques The Herrs Antiques Samuel Herrup Antiques Hill Gallery Just Folk Allan Katz Americana Greg K. Kramer &amp; Co. Leatherwood Antiques Judith &amp; James Milne, Inc. John Molloy Gallery Lillian Nassau, LLC Jeff and Holly Noordsy Antiques Steven S. Powers Raccoon Creek Antiques at Oley Forge, LLC Ricco/Maresca Gallery Stella Rubin Russack &amp; Loto Books, LLC John Keith Russell Antiques, Inc. Stephen Score Inc. Spencer Marks Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc. Clifford A. WallachList in formation</p> <p>300 years of great American design: folk art, furniture, fine and decorative arts, jewelry, ceramics and silver, American arts and crafts and American Indian artFor more information or to reserve Gala Benefit Preview tickets, email or call 212. 977. 7170, ext 319.</p> <p>show open To The pubLic JAnuArY 2023, 2011 Thursday and Friday | 11 am8 pm Saturday | 11 am7 pm Sunday | Noon5 pmDaily admission $20, includes show catalog. Group rates available.</p> <p>LocATion Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York CityTAAS is managed by Karen DiSaia.</p> <p>Gala anD eVent tickets anD more information</p> <p>www.TheAmericAnAnTiquesshow.orG</p> <p>SKINNERinvites you to attend an</p> <p>americana gallery walkheld in conjunction with a preview of Skinners November 7th Auction of American Furniture &amp; Decorative Arts</p> <p>Friday, November 5, 2010 5:30 p.m. Reception/6:30 p.m. Gallery Walk63 Park Plaza Boston, MA</p> <p>R.S.V.P. 617.350.5400 RESERVATIONS LIMITED</p> <p>ProvenanceChinese Export Porcelain from the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts Property of Historic New England, Proceeds to Benefit the Collections Acquisition Endowment The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York Arthur Beane, Jr., Duxbury, Massachusetts Collection of Jim and Bernice Miller, Appleton, Wisconsin Descendants of a South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Whaling Family A Connecticut Antiquarian The Roma W. Leland Trust, Washington Court House, Ohio Descendants of the Greenough Family, Boston Property from Collectors in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, and Wisconsin</p> <p>Upcoming AuctionAmerican Furniture &amp; Decorative Arts March 6, 2011 Boston, MA</p> <p>6</p> <p>1</p> <p>Arthur E. Beane, Jr. I have known Beanie for only 20 years, a small fraction of his 92 years. Most of these have been dedicated in part to collecting New England antiques. Arthur began attending auctions in the Boston area in early 1930s with his father and mentor, Judge Arthur Beane, who instilled in him an interest in American antiques, stamps and Massachusetts stampless covers. Arthur inherited his parents collection and along with it, his fathers love of American history and his unique collecting sensibility and appreciation of old surface and colora rarity in itself for the time. When he married Mary Mimi Elizabeth Clarke, daughter of Herman Frederick Clarke, noted expert on silver, he found the perfect partner with whom he could share his love of New England culture. Over the years, Arthur and Mimi honed their collection to keep only what they most loved at the William Sever House in Kingston, Massachusetts and later, their homes in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Arthur was a longtime colleague and friend of the auctioneer W. Torrey Little of Marshfield, Massachusetts. I am fortunate to know Arthur Beanea true gentleman, a man of his word and deed, a fellow collector, and of course, a snappy dresser and die-hard Boston sports fan. Stephen Fletcher</p> <p>1. Painted Maple and Pine Tavern Table with Drawer, probably southeastern Massachusetts, early 18th century, old surface of red paint over earlier gray paint, (minor imperfections), ht. 26, wd. 42 3/4, dp. 25 1/4 in. Provenance: William Sever House, Kingston, Massachusetts, where it was used on the porch for many years. $8,000-12,000 2. Polychrome Carved Gesso Mirror, northern Europe, late 18th century, with floral, fruit, and bird decorations, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 19, wd. 9 3/4 in. $400-600</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>7</p> <p>2</p> <p>3</p> <p>4</p> <p>3. Polychrome Carved Gesso and Gilt Mirror, northern Europe, late 18th century, with floral and fruit decoration, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 20, wd. 10 in. Literature: The Magazine Antiques, June 1966, Northern European Export Mirrors: The Evidence and Some Suggestions, by Judith Coolidge Hughes, this mirror is illustrated and discussed, p. 857, figure 4. The author discusses the origin of the term Cape Cod mirror, the type associated with the return voyages of American seamen. $400-600</p> <p>4. Vermilion-painted and Carved Gesso Mirror, northern Europe, late 18th century, original surface, (imperfections), ht. 19 1/2, wd. 10 in. $400-600 5. Small Maple and Pine Table, probably Massachusetts, early 18th century, with bulbous vase and ring turnings, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 21, wd. 31 1/2, dp. 21 3/4 in. $800-1,200</p> <p>5</p> <p>8</p> <p>7</p> <p>6. Cherry and Ash Turned Slat-back Side Chair, probably Bergen County, New Jersey, early 19th century, the turned stiles with urnturned finials joining three shaped slats, on yellow-painted seat and turned legs joined by double stretchers, ht. 38 1/2, seat ht. 16 in. $200-300</p> <p>7. Queen Anne Maple Red-painted Tray-top Splay-leg Tea Table, probably Massachusetts, mid-18th century, the rectangular overhanging top on four block, vase, and ring-turned tapering legs ending in pad feet, joined by canted cutout skirt, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 25 3/4, wd. 30 3/4, dp. 21 in. $8,000-12,000</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>9</p> <p>8</p> <p>9</p> <p>8. Green-painted Bow-back Windsor Armchair, Massachusetts, c. 1790, of fine proportions with high crest rail, old surface of green paint over earlier red, (minor crack in seat), ht. 42 3/4, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500</p> <p>9. Windsor Bow-back Armchair with Comb, late 18th century, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 46, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. $800-1,200</p> <p>12 10 11</p> <p>15</p> <p>15</p> <p>13</p> <p>14</p> <p>10. Red-painted and Carved Fan-back Windsor Side Chair, probably Massachusetts, c. 1790, the serpentine crest terminating in carved concentric rings, old surface with red paint over earlier blue-gray, ht. 35 1/2, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. $800-1,200 11. Rare Carved and Braced Bow-back Windsor Side Chair, probably Rhode Island, c. 1795-1800, with ornamental gougework on the bow and seat at the base of the spindles and turned brace support, old natural surface, ht. 37 3/4, seat ht. 17 1/2 in. $800-1,200 12. Black-painted Fan-back Windsor Side Chair, Plymouth County or Southern Bristol County, Massachusetts, c. 1795-1805, the yoke and spur-carved crest rail with hollow roundel terminals, old black paint, ht. 37, seat ht. 18 in. Literature: This chair is pictured and discussed in Brock Jobe et al., Harbor &amp; Home: The Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 17101850, p. 90, plate 21.1. $800-1,200</p> <p>13. Miniature Tiger Maple Six-board Chest, America, late 18th-early 19th century, dovetail constructed, thumb-molded edge, wire hinges, interior till, (repaired crack on side), ht. 4, wd. 5 5/8, dp. 3 in. $400-600 14. Small Carved Burl Bowl and a Trencher, America, 18th/early 19th century, the trencher inscribed 1726 on the bottom, bowl ht. 2 5/8, dia. 6 1/2, 8 in. $400-600 15. Five Small Brass Capstan Candlesticks, probably Scandinavia, late 17th century, two pairs and a single candlestick, (imperfections), ht. 4 5/8, 4 1/8, 3 in., respectively. $400-600 16. Wrought Iron and Brass Pipe Tongs, late 18th/early 19th century, the wrought iron tongs with spring-activated handle, hanging hook, bowl scrape, and tobacco tamp, the brass tongs with ring hanger, lg. 20, 9 1/2 in. $400-600</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>11</p> <p>17</p> <p>17. Queen Anne Carved Tiger Maple High Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts, c. 1730-50, old brasses, old refinish with dark patina, (minor imperfections), ht. 64 1/2, wd. 36, dp. 18 3/4 in. Note: One of the drawer sides in the lower section bears the early inscribed name Anne Hayward. $10,000-15,000</p> <p>12</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>18</p> <p>18. Carved Mahogany Dressing Table, possibly Benjamin Frothingham, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1760-80, with acanthus carved shell center drawer, original brasses, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 32 1/4, case wd. 29 3/4, dp. 18 in. $15,000-25,000</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>13</p> <p>19</p> <p>19. Four Dutch Delft Tobacco Jars, 18th century, two depicting an Indian beside large urn, one inscribed ST: OMER, the other No. 2, with trade goods, and sailing ships in the background, brass covers, with two wooden stands; two depicting a scene with an Indian holding a pipe selling his barrels of tobacco leaf, a merchant, and a ship, one inscribed TONKA the other MACUBA, (imperfections), ht. to top of rims 10 1/4, 10 3/4; 11, 11 in. Provenance: The two sets of tobacco have an interesting history of acquisition: Arthur Beane was taken by his father Judge Beane to a Boston auction, c. 1934, where two pairs of Dutch delft tobacco jars were offered. Judge Beane bought one pair, the other pair was sold to another gentleman. After some years, when Arthur was courting his future wife, Mary Elizabeth Clarke, he discovered that her father was the purchaser of the other two tobacco jars at the auction. $2,000-3,000 20. John L. Boqueta de Woiserie (active in America 1797-1815) View of Boston Taken on the South Side of Boston. Signed l.r., titled below. Watercolor and gouache on paper, c. 1809, 24 x 36 1/2 in.,(sight), in a later molded giltwood frame: Condition: Toning, light scratch l.c., margin creases and staining, bottom right and left corners repaired, not examined out of frame. Note: The backing paper retains an old loan exhibition label from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Literature: See Boston Beheld: Antique Town and Country Views, by D. Brenton Simons, New England Historic Genealogical Society, p. 118. It depicts another South Boston view, c. 1809, by John L. Boqueta de Woiserie. According to Simons, the artist, who worked primarily in aquatint and watercolors, produced views of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond, and Charleston in the early 19th century. $3,000-5,000</p> <p>21. P.C. Canot, engraver, printed in London for John Bowles, at No. 3 in Corn Hill A View of City of Boston the Capital of New England, In North America., undated. Identified in inscriptions. Hand-colored engraving, 15 x 21 1/8 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Margins 1/2 in. or more, toning, old 1 in. repaired tear through bottom inscriptions, small tear l.c. $800-1,200</p> <p>21A. L. Garneray, artist, Hocquart, publisher, Paris, Bailly Ward &amp; Co., New York Vue du Port de Boston. View of the Port of Boston., engraved by Himely. Identified in inscriptions. Aquatint etching with handcoloring, c. 1834, sheet size 16 1/4 x 19 1/2 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Margins 7/8 in. or more, minor toning, foxing, creases. $200-250</p> <p>22. Framed Fac-Simile Engraving of Paul Reveres Boston Massacre, Christopher Monk &amp; John Clark, Boston, republished at 15 Water St., March 15, 1832, engraving on wove paper, titled The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th, 1770 by a party of the 29th REGT., (creases, small losses, stains at center), 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 in., housed in a period black-painted wood frame. $400-600</p> <p>14</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>20</p>...