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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


SKINNERAmerican Furniture & Decorative ArtsSale 2567B October 30, 2011 Boston

American Furniture & Decorative Artsspecialists in charge

Stephen Fletcher Department Director 508.970.3228

Chris Barber Deputy Director 508.970.3227

Karen Langberg 508.970.3281

American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department - 508.970.3200 General Inquiries:

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.

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table of contents1 2 4-7 8 9 143 144 145 146 147 149 150 151 Auction & Specialist Information Web Site & Online Bidding Event Announcements Provenance Lots 250-918 Map & Driving Directions Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors & Specialty Departments Administrative Staff & Client Services Parking & Accommodations Dining Catalogue Subscription Form

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.

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Treasured by all those who love history, antiques, literary traditions, and fine craftsmanship

On Cambridge Turnpike in historic Concord, Massachusetts 978.369.9763

October 22, 2011 - March 18, 2012 Concord Museums 125th Anniversary Exhibition

Crowdsourcing a CollectionForty Guest Curators/Forty New PerspectivesSponsored by

November 5 / A Visit with Leigh Keno4

March 10 / A Skinner Appraisal Day

exhibitorsA Bird in Hand Antiques Mark and Marjorie Allen Artemis Gallery Diana H. Bittel Antiques Mr. & 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 & Cohen Dixon-Hall Fine Art Peter H. Eaton The Federalist Antiques, Inc. M. Finkel & Daughter Gemini Antiques James & 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 & Fine Art Arthur Guy Kaplan James M. Kilvington, Inc. Kelly Kinzle Greg K. Kramer & Co. William R. & Teresa F. Kurau James M. Labaugh Antiques Polly Latham Asian Art Leatherwood Antiques Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques Malcolm Magruder Mellins Antiques Newsom & 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 & Loto Books, LLC Schillay Fine Art, Inc. Schoonover Studios, Ltd. Elle Shushan Elliott & 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

NOVEMBER 46Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware Benefits Educational Programming at Winterthur

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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.

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.

THE NEW FACE of ARTS & DESIGN45 Expert Galleries Presenting Paintings, Furniture, Drawings, Prints, Photographs, and Applied & Decorative Arts

a new show mixing historic and modern works in the space of the former The American Antiques Show.Amy Finkel, M. Finkel & Daughter

an amazing crossroads opportunityCarl Hammer, Carl Hammer Gallery

January 19-22, 2012Preview Opening January18

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Caroline Kerrigan Lerch, Fair Director 646.298.5261

SKINNERinvites you to attend an

Americana Gallery WalkFriday, October 28, 20115:30 p.m. Reception/6:30 p.m. Gallery Walk 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA



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


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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 Washin