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Skinner is among the world's foremost authorities on American antique furniture and decorative arts. The October American antiques auction begins with the Early Photography Collection of Rod MacKenzie, and also features early American lighting, fine American furniture, both formal and paint-decorated, folk art, marine paintings, textiles and needlework, early pottery and stoneware, and more. For more information on an American antiques appraisal or consigning to auction, please call 508-970-3200 or email


<p>SKINNERAmerican Furniture &amp; Decorative ArtsSale 2567B October 30, 2011 Boston</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:</p> <p>auction 2567B Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. Beginning with The Early Photography Collection of Rod MacKenzie, Part I, Lots 1-150 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts previewWednesday, October 26, 2011 Thursday, October 27, 2011 Friday, October 28, 2011 Saturday, October 29, 2011 Sunday, October 30, 2011 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 5 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</p> <p>cover : 489 ; frontispiece and inside back cover : 460 ( details ) ; back cover : 265</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. You can also download and print a PDF file of a catalogue.</p> <p>Bid Live Online with SkinnerLive!Get the live auction experience from your home or office with SkinnerLive! Register in advance for an auction to bid online in real time.</p> <p>Find Items with Lot AlertFind out immediately when items you like are available at auction. Lot Alert searches upcoming Skinner auctions for items matching your interests, and automatically emails you when an item is posted in the online catalogue.</p> <p>Read the Skinner BlogKeep up on market trends with tips from our expert appraisers. 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 to join.</p> <p></p> <p>table of contents1 2 4-7 8 9 143 144 145 146 147 149 150 151 Auction &amp; Specialist Information Web Site &amp; Online Bidding Event Announcements Provenance Lots 250-918 Map &amp; Driving Directions Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors &amp; Specialty Departments Administrative Staff &amp; Client Services Parking &amp; Accommodations Dining Catalogue Subscription Form</p> <p>Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 144 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.</p> <p>Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved MA/Lic. #2304</p> <p>Treasured by all those who love history, antiques, literary traditions, and fine craftsmanship</p> <p></p> <p>On Cambridge Turnpike in historic Concord, Massachusetts 978.369.9763</p> <p>October 22, 2011 - March 18, 2012 Concord Museums 125th Anniversary Exhibition</p> <p>Crowdsourcing a CollectionForty Guest Curators/Forty New PerspectivesSponsored by</p> <p>November 5 / A Visit with Leigh Keno4</p> <p> March 10 / A Skinner Appraisal Day</p> <p>exhibitorsA Bird in Hand Antiques Mark and Marjorie Allen Artemis Gallery Diana H. Bittel Antiques Mr. &amp; Mrs. Jerome Blum Philip H. Bradley Co. Joan R. Brownstein Marcy Burns American Indian Arts, LLC H. L. Chalfant Fine Art and Antiques Charles and Rebekah Clark Cohen &amp; Cohen Dixon-Hall Fine Art Peter H. Eaton The Federalist Antiques, Inc. M. Finkel &amp; Daughter Gemini Antiques James &amp; Nancy Glazer Good and Forsythe Heller-Washam Antiques Samuel Herrup Antiques Ita J. Howe Stephen and Carol Huber Barbara Israel Garden Antiques Johanna Antiques Christopher H. Jones, American Antiques, Folk &amp; Fine Art Arthur Guy Kaplan James M. Kilvington, Inc. Kelly Kinzle Greg K. Kramer &amp; Co. William R. &amp; Teresa F. Kurau James M. Labaugh Antiques Polly Latham Asian Art Leatherwood Antiques Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques Malcolm Magruder Mellins Antiques Newsom &amp; Berdan Olde Hope Antiques, Inc. Oriental Rugs, Ltd. Janice Paull The Philadelphia Print Shop Steven S. Powers James L. Price Antiques Sumpter Priddy III Quester Gallery Raccoon Creek Antiques, LLC Russack &amp; Loto Books, LLC Schillay Fine Art, Inc. Schoonover Studios, Ltd. Elle Shushan Elliott &amp; Grace Snyder Antiques Somerville Manning Gallery Spencer Marks, Ltd. Steven F. Still Antiques George Subkoff Jeffrey Tillou Antiques Jonathan Trace Victor Weinblatt Michael J. Whitman Taylor B. Williams Antiques Charles Wilson Antiques and Folk Art R. M. Worth AntiquesShow managed by Diana Bittel List as of 9/9/11</p> <p>NOVEMBER 46Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware Benefits Educational Programming at Winterthur</p> <p>Show tickets on sale now! For details call 800.448.3883 or visit</p> <p>Donna Evans</p> <p>Features more than 60 of the countrys most distinguished dealers in American antiques and decorative arts. Join P. Allen Smith, awardwinning garden and lifestyle designer, and antiques experts for special lectures and other exciting show features.</p> <p>Opening Night Party | Thursday, November 3 Celebrate the opening of the show with cocktails and exclusive early shopping. Call for information. Opening Night Party made possible byStone house at the Berks County almshouse (detail), attributed to Charles C. Hofmann, Berks County, PA, 187080. Historical Society of Berks County Museum and Library, Reading, PA. Fraktur (detail), New Years greeting for Michael and Maria Elisabeth Miller, Lancaster County, PA, 1765. 1957.1202 Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont.</p> <p>THE NEW FACE of ARTS &amp; DESIGN45 Expert Galleries Presenting Paintings, Furniture, Drawings, Prints, Photographs, and Applied &amp; Decorative Arts</p> <p>a new show mixing historic and modern works in the space of the former The American Antiques Show.Amy Finkel, M. Finkel &amp; Daughter</p> <p>an amazing crossroads opportunityCarl Hammer, Carl Hammer Gallery</p> <p>January 19-22, 2012Preview Opening January18</p> <p>Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W 18th Street, NYC www.metroshownyc.comproduced by</p> <p>Caroline Kerrigan Lerch, Fair Director 646.298.5261</p> <p>SKINNERinvites you to attend an</p> <p>Americana Gallery WalkFriday, October 28, 20115:30 p.m. Reception/6:30 p.m. Gallery Walk 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA</p> <p>R.S.V.P. 617.350.5400 RESERVATIONS LIMITED</p> <p>7</p> <p>ProvenanceThe Early Photography Collection of Rod MacKenzie, featured in a separate catalogue Property from Barbara W. Bielenberg and the late Robert C. Bielenberg, Red Hook, New York. Cast Iron Banks from the Collection of Norman O. Weil, now in the Collection of his daughter Barbara W. Bielenberg. Norman O. Weil was a founding member and president of the Mechanical Bank Collectors of America. Maritime and China Trade Works from the Estate of Pierre S. de Beaumont, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts Descendants of Adam Babcock, Boston, Massachusetts Descendants of Abigail Rose, North Branford, Connecticut Descendants of Orlando and Eliza Marshall, New Ipswich, New Hampshire Descendants of the Daland Family, Boston and Salem, Massachusetts Descendants of the Wilder Family, Leominster, Massachusetts Descendants of the Wharton Family, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A Descendant of The Reverend William Cooper (1694-1743) and his son The Reverend Samuel Cooper (1725-1783), Boston, Massachusetts A Rhode Island Estate Property formerly in the Collection of John Randall, Rye, New Hampshire Property formerly in the collection of James Russell Lowell, Massachusetts Property from The Klifa Club, Burlington, Vermont, sold to benefit the Kilfa Club Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation to support the wellbeing and advancement of women and children. Private and Family Collections from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine</p> <p>8</p> <p>250 (with reverse view)</p> <p>250. Henry Pelham, After John Singleton Copley (American, 1749-1806) Portrait Miniature of Adam Babcock, c. 1774. Signed HP l.r. Watercolor on ivory, oval bust-length portrait of the gentleman wearing a blue jacket with brass buttons, 2 x 1 1/4 in., in an oval 18kt gold case with beaded edge, and bright-cut swag border on the reverse. Condition: Small paint loss on stock. Provenance: Family descent from the original owners. Exhibitions: On loan with the United States Department of State, Washington, D.C.; and in the traveling exhibition and associated book: Becoming a Nation: Americana from the Diplomatic Receptions Rooms U.S. Department of State, which ran from March, 2003-January, 2005. Note: Adam Babcock was a wealthy Boston merchant. John Singleton Copley painted portraits of Babcock and his wife Abigail, which are displayed at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. Henry Pelham, the artist of the present lot and Copleys half brother, copied at least this portrait to miniature. The portrait of Babcock is set in a gold case identical to one attributed to Paul Revere, Jr., in the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which frames the portrait miniature of Mrs. Paul Revere, painted by Joseph Dunkerley (American, ac. 17841788). $30,000-50,000 251. Portrait Miniature of a Revolutionary War Era Military Officer, American School, late 18th century, unsigned, oval bust-length portrait, possibly depicting George Washington, 1 7/8 x 1 3/8 in., in a beaded brass brooch case, (very good). $800-1,200</p> <p>251</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>9</p> <p>252. Portrait Miniature on Ivory of a Gentleman Wearing a Powdered Wig, Anglo/American School, 18th century, unsigned. watercolor on ivory, oval portrait, 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in., in a later black lacquered composition frame with brass liner, (paint loss on bottom edge). $200-250 253. Portrait Miniature of Mary Wanton Saltonstall Coit, American School, c. 1835, unsigned, watercolor on ivory, half-length oval portrait, 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in., in a period molded wood frame with gilt-brass mat, (very good). Note: Mary Wanton Saltonstall was born March 14, 1767, in New London, Connecticut, the daughter of Winthrop and Ann Saltonstall. She married Dr. Thomas Coit, Jr. (b. 1767), on November 29, 1789, and resided in New London. They were the parents of Dr. Thomas Winthrop Coit, D.D., a noted Episcopalian minister who was among the foremost of scholars in the Episcopal church, and author of several works in defense of its doctrines and position. $200-250 254. Portrait Miniature of a Clergyman, with Memorial on Reverse, Anglo/American School, 18th century, unsigned, watercolor on ivory, oval bust-length portrait depicting the gentleman wearing a powdered wig, black coat with white collar, the reverse showing a watercolor on ivory with applied hair memorial depicting a young woman grieving beside an urn-topped monument, 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in., in a gilt-brass brooch. $600-800257 (with mark detail below)</p> <p>255. Memorial Ring, c. 1792, navette-shaped 14kt gold ring with seed pearls surrounding sepia inkwork on ivory with an image of a lady mourning beside an urn-topped monument, the border inscribed SACRED WILL I KEEP THY DEAR REMAINS, the band with chased inscription JANET BUTLER OB. 11 JAN. 1792 AE 24, size 11 1/2. $600-800 256. Small Enamel and 14kt Gold Hairwork Memorial Pendant, probably Philadelphia, 1825, round with chased floral surround and hanging ring, one side with black enamel band inscribed IN MEMORY OF and engraved George B. Lownes/OB August 16, 1825, the other side set with a circular plait of brown hair, dia. 7/8 in. $300-500 257. Paul Revere, Jr. Silver Cann, Boston, c. 1780, pearshaped body with molded flared rim on molded circular splayed foot, double scroll hollow handle with sprig on upper handle and scroll terminal on the lower; the base with engraved monogram G/AM, makers mark P. REVERE in a rectangle struck below rim near handle, and on base, (minor scratches, reinforcement to handle terminals), ht. 5 1/8 in., approx. 12 troy oz. Provenance: Family descent from the original owner. Literature: For similar makers mark see Colonial Silversmiths and Jewelers, by Patricia E. Kane, Yale University Art Gallery, 1998, mark A, p. 795. $20,000-30,000</p> <p>10</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>261</p> <p>262</p> <p>263</p> <p>264</p> <p>258. Coin Silver Presentation Tumbler, probably Boston, late 18th century, tapered cylindrical form with reeded rim, the side engraved with an officer on horseback and inscribed Major William Perkins/Boston, (dents), ht. 3 1/4 in., approx. 4 troy oz. Note: According to The Massachusetts Historical Society biography, William Perkins (1742-October 27, 1802) was the son of William and Elizabeth (Palfrey) Perkins of Boston. He married Abigail Cox in Boston on December 20, 1763, and had several children. In May 1775 he was appointed lieutenant in Gridleys Regiment of Massachusetts Artillery; captain in Knoxs Regiment of Continental Artillery on December 10, 1775; captain in the Third Continental Artillery on January 1, 1777; promoted to major on September 12, 1778, and lieutenant colonel by brevet on April 20, 1787. During his military career, Perkins served in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. A notable episode in his career was the service of his artillery unit in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the spring of 1778. From 1779 to 1781 he oversaw military stores in Providence, Rhode Island. After the war, Perkins served as the commander of the fort on Castle Island in Boston Harbor from 1785 to 1798, and later was appointed inspector and measurer of Boston. $500-700 259. Silver Ladle, John Burger, New York City, late 18th century, round bowl with slashed drop, pointed down-turned handle tip with bright-cut engraved oval, bellflower, and monogram, makers mark on handle with impressed Burger in script in a conforming rectangle, lg. 14 1/4 in., approx. 6 troy oz. Provenance: Family descent of original owner Maria Theresa Tomlinson (1789-1868), wife of Edwin Elisha Lewis and the daughter of Hon. David Bacon Thomlinson, judge and senator from Connecticut and his wife Lorena Bacon; to George A. Lewis, Jr., of Naugatuck, Connecticut. Note: John Burger apprenticed with notable silversmith Myer Myers. $300-500</p> <p>260. Four Silver Spoons, three tablespoons, one by Martin Bull of Farmington, Connecticut, with engraved L+B monogram, one possibly made by Henry Gooding of Boston, with engraved B monogram, and one unmarked with LLT monogram; a teaspoon made by Gideon B. Bottsford, of Woodbury, Connecticut, with engraved LT monogram, approx. 5 troy oz. Provenance: Family descent of original owner Lorena Bacon (17661837), wife of Hon. David Thomlinso...</p>