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Skinner is among the foremost authorities on American furniture and decorative arts. Skinners Americana auctions offer American formal and country furniture and decorative arts, including folk art, paintings, rare clocks, Shaker furniture, American textiles and needlework, carpets & rugs, silver, early glass, and marine art. For further information, contact the department at 508-970-3200, or


<p>SKINNERAmerican Furniture &amp; Decorative ArtsSale 2482 November 8, 2009 Boston</p> <p>Upcoming AuctionAmerican Furniture &amp; Decorative ArtsSunday, February 14th, 201063 Park Plaza, Boston, MA</p> <p>Now Accepting Consignments</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 Assistant 508.970.3225</p> <p>Chris Barber Asistant 508.970.3227</p> <p>Karen Langberg Asistant 508.970.3281</p> <p>American Furniture &amp; Decorative Arts Department - 508.970.3200 General Inquiries:</p> <p>AUCTION 2482 Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 11 a.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts</p> <p>PREVIEWWednesday, November 4, 2009 Thursday, November 5, 2009 Friday, November 6, 2009 Saturday, November 7, 2009 Sunday, November 8, 2009 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: 617.874.4318 Fax: 617.350.5429 Online:</p> <p>GENERAL INQUIRIES617.350.5400</p> <p>COVER : 1, 15, 25, 48, 56, 181, 239 (partial); BACK COVER : 254 ; INSIDE BACK COVER : 210</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 8 9 132 133 134 135 137 139 141 143</p> <p>Auction &amp; Specialist Information Web Site &amp; Online Bidding Provenance Lots 1-695 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 132 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.</p> <p>Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2009 All rights reserved</p> <p>FINE WINESat auctionWednesday, November 4, 2009 at 6 p.m.63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA</p> <p>SKINNER</p> <p>SKINNERinvites you to attend an</p> <p>AMERICANA GALLERY WALKheld in conjunction with a preview of Skinners November 8th Auction of American Furniture &amp; Decorative Arts</p> <p>Friday, November 6, 2009 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>THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM PRESENTS</p> <p>THE AMERICAN ANTIQUES SHOWJANUARY 2124, 2010A BENEFIT FOR THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUMThe nest dealers in 17th to 20thcentury American folk art, furniture, American Indian art, decorative arts, and ne arts</p> <p>BE ST O</p> <p>FA</p> <p>ME</p> <p>RIC A</p> <p>2010 EXHIBITORSAmerican Primitive Gallery Artemis Gallery Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques Joan R. Brownstein Marcy Burns American Indian Arts LLC HL Chalfant American Fine Art &amp; Antiques Cherry Gallery Charles &amp; Rebekah Clark Daltons American Decorative Arts Peter Eaton M. Finkel &amp; Daughter Roberto Freitas American Antiques and Decorative Arts Gemini Antiques Ltd. Carl Hammer Gallery Otto &amp; Susan Hart Antiques Harvey Art &amp; Antiques The Herrs Antiques Samuel Herrup Antiques Hill Gallery Ned Jalbert: American Indian Masterworks Just Folk Allan Katz Americana Greg K. Kramer &amp; Co. Judith &amp; James Milne, Inc.</p> <p>GALA BENEFIT PREVIEWWednesday evening, January 20For more information or to reserve tickets, email or call 212. 977. 7170, ext. 319.</p> <p>Lillian Nassau, LLC Jeff and Holly Noordsy Antiques Stephen B. OBrien Jr. Fine Arts, LLC S. Scott Powers Antiques 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. Trotta-Bono Clifford A. WallachList in formation</p> <p>CHAIR, INTERIOR DESIGNERS COMMITTEEKarin Blake</p> <p>SHOW HOURSThursday | 11 AM8 PM Friday | 11 AM8 PM Saturday | 11 AM7 PM Sunday | Noon5 PMDaily admission $18, includes show catalog. Group rates available. A new look for a new decade. TAAS 2010 has been redesigned by Ned Jalbert Interior Design.</p> <p>Sponsored by</p> <p>LOCATIONMetropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, NYC(between 6th and 7th Avenues)TAAS is managed by Karen DiSaia.</p> <p>GALA AND EVENT TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION</p> <p>WWW.THEAMERICANANTIQUESSHOW.ORG</p> <p>AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM</p> <p>SYMPOSIUM FOCUS ON LANDSCAPES, SEASCAPES, VILLAGE VIEWS, AND MOREORGANIZED BY LEE KOGAN SPONSORED IN PART BY THE AMERICAN FOLK ART SOCIETY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2009 9:30 AM5 PM</p> <p>With presentations on 19th-century marine and landscape painter Thomas Chambers and newly discovered marine painters, the Erie Canal as a locus of art and craft production and as an agent of change, Shaker village views, conservation, and restoration. Followed by a panel discussion. Participants include Maria Ann Conelli, Paul DAmbrosio, Robert P. Emlen, Kathleen A. Foster, Martha Hamilton, Ralph Katz, Simon Parkes, Anthony Peluso, Jeff Pressman, and Peter Tillou. $130; $115 museum members, seniors, and students Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and wine-and-cheese reception INFO 212. 265. 1040, ext. 105, or TICKETS 212. 265. 1040, ext. 160 Discounted rates available for symposium attendees at the Flatotel, 135 West 52nd Street (212. 887. 9400;</p> <p>AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM 45 WEST 53RD STREET NEW YORK CITY 212. 265. 1040 www.folkartmuseum.orgVIEW OF NAHANT [SUNSET] (detail) / Thomas Chambers (18081869) / Boston / c. 1843 / 1850 / oil on canvas / 22 30" / collection of Peter and Barbara Goodman / photo by Robert Hashimoto</p> <p>ProvenanceThe Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island N. David (Nino) Scotti (1941-2008) As a teenager, Nino Scotti began attending estate auctions with his mother. These trips no doubt inspired a love of history and its artifacts, and he joined the Rhode Island Historical Society at the young age of 14. With a voracious appetite for reading, a great memory and a discerning eye, he was self-taught in the areas of the China Trade, American silver, and maritime paintings. A tireless researcher, he possessed an extensive knowledge of Rhode Island history and genealogy. While still a young man, Nino and an associate founded Associated Appraisers, Inc., in downtown Providence, where they conducted estate auctions attended by dealers and wealthy clients. According to his obituary in the Providence Journal, Nino's acerbic banter was a highlight of the auctions held there, and he prided himself on being able to conduct, with gavel in hand, what were usually twelve- or fourteen-hour auctions with nary a break and only a sip or two of ginger ale, a fact corroborated by a number of Skinner buyers. Additionally, he was generous with his expertise, examining and appraising antiques and artifacts. Recalls Stephen Fletcher, "When Bob Skinner and I saw Nino entering the gallery, we could count on having an interesting and lively conversation about the things we had in common--antiques and art. We respected and admired his diverse knowledge and valued him as a friend and colleague" and are pleased to be offering his collection at Skinner.</p> <p>Descendants of: Sarah Orne Jewett, South Berwick, Maine Catherine Wells Hoyt, Deerfield, Massachusetts Minnie Ida Reynolds, Fall River, Massachusetts Capt. Edward Phinney, Cape Cod, Massachusetts</p> <p>The Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont</p> <p>A Boston, Massachusetts, Family</p> <p>Duxbury, Massachusetts, Antiquarians</p> <p>Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia Families</p> <p>A Massachusetts Historical Society</p> <p>A New Hampshire Library</p> <p>Massachusetts Collections from Gloucester, Concord, Easthampton, Marblehead, Orleans, and Weston</p> <p>1</p> <p>3</p> <p>2</p> <p>4 5</p> <p>1. Portrait Miniature of Colonel Dudley Coleman (1745-1797), America, late 18th century, unsigned, subject identified in engraved inscriptions on the reverse, watercolor on ivory, 1 1/2 x 1 in., in a navette-shaped gilt-brass case with beaded surround, the reverse with bright-cut border and inscribed Col. Dudley Colman, Born Aug.t 13th 1745, Died Nov.r 16th 1791. Condition: Missing glass. Note: Colonel Dudley Coleman was born August 13, 1745, in Newbury, Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin and Anne Coleman. He is briefly mentioned as a lieutenant in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Boston, 1902, p. 49. $300-500</p> <p>3. Two Portrait Miniatures of Commodore Alexander Murray and His Son Magnus Murray, America, late 18th/early 19th century, unsigned, watercolor on ivory, 2 1/2 x 2 in., the portrait of Commodore Murray is after the original by James Peale which was painted c. 1793, and housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is shown wearing his Commodores uniform with one star, and his medal of the Order of Cincinnatus. Each portrait is housed in an oval coin silver case engraved with their names and dates of birth and death. Condition: Both with paint smudge on lower edges, the portrait of Magnus with a small paint loss c.l. Note: Commodore Alexander Murray was born on July 12, 1755 in Chestertown, Maryland. He married Mary Miller on June 18, 1782, and together had eleven children. He served as captain in the 1st Maryland Regiment, commanded several privateers, and was commissioned lieutenant in the Continental Navy July 20, 1781. He died on October 6, 1821 near Philadelphia, at the age of 66 and is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. Magnus Miller Murray was born on February 22, 1787. In 1806 he was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar. He became the Mayor of Pittsburg, and served two non-consecutive terms in office from 182830, ceding control of the mayors office to Matthew B. Lowrie from 1830 to 1831 before serving again as mayor from 1831-32. On February 23, 1810 he married Mary Wilkens, and together they had eight children. Magnus died in March of 1838 at the age of 51. $1,500-2,500</p> <p>2. Painted Ivory Mourning Pendant, c. 1800, oval gilt-brass pendant with sepia on ivory painted scene with a young man and woman, and a boy and a girl mourning beside an urn-topped monument inscribed ST Ob.t 7 Aug 1797 AE 1 Mo.h 21 Days and SA Ob.t 19th Sept. 1797 AE 72 yr., the back of the pendant inscribed S. Thorne, (some pigment loss u.r.), 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. $500-700</p> <p>4. Portrait Miniature of a Girl in Red Holding a Flower, Isaac Sheffield (Connecticut, 1798-1845), c. 1840, Painted by [I]ssac Sheffield, New London [Connecticut], inscribed on the reverse, watercolor on ivory, oval, 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in., in a chased gilt-brass pendant frame with engine-turned design on the reverse, with oval aperture containing a plait of hair. Condition: Repaint on bodice and arm of dress. $400-600</p> <p>5. Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman with Ginger-colored Hair, c. 1825, unsigned, watercolor and gouache on ivory, oval, 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in., in a chased brass pendant case with an oval aperture on the back containing locks of hair. Condition: Repaint to jacket l.l. and l.r. $400-600</p> <p>6. Three Related Family Portrait Miniatures, Massachusetts, c. 1824, unsigned, watercolor on ivory bust-length portraits, c. 1824, depicting James Leeds (1777-1846), his wife Anna (Corey) Leeds (1778-1850), and their son Timothy Corey Leeds (1807-1864), of Brookline, Massachusetts, 3 1/2 x 2 3/4, 3 x 2 1/2 in., mounted in matching black lacquered wood frames with gilt-brass liners and hangers; accompanied by genealogy. Condition: Paint smudge on the sons jacket. $2,500-3,500</p> <p>7. Pair of Portrait Miniatures and Three Related Daguerreotypes, America, mid-19th century, watercolor on ivory portrait miniatures of Albert and Mary Blair (Easton) Brown, the portrait of Albert inscribed on the interior of the case Henry I. Brown pinxit May 18, 1844, Henry I. Brown portrait miniaturist worked in Boston, ac. 1840-51, 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in., in a hinged leather case with gilt-brass oval foremat, the portrait of Mary Brown unsigned, 3 5/8 x 2 3/4 in., housed in a similar case, both cases with printed labels from Smiths on Milk Street in Boston; together with three ninth plate daguerreotypes, two depicting Albert and one depicting his son Edwin c. 1855; one portrait of Albert and the portrait of Edwin with impressed name C.V. ALLEN on the gilt-brass foremat in matching embossed hinged leather cases; all are identified on labels affixed to the cases. Literature: See Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, by Ellery Bicknell Crane, 1907, Worcester County, Massachusetts, pp. 39-40. Albert Brown, the son of Samuel and Ada (Hardy) Brown, was born at Seekonk, Massachusetts, March 20, 1804, and married, Mary Blair Eaton, in 1828, and together had eleven children. Albert was a tailor and opened a shop with his brother William, W. &amp; A. Brown, the first clothing store in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Main Street. Albert died in 1854. Edwin was born in 1844, served as a bank teller and in the Civil War, and later went into business manufacturing machine card clothing for cotton and woolen mills. $800-1,200</p> <p>8. Anglo-Irish School, Early 19th Century Lot of Six Works: Five Henley Family Portraits and a Portrait of Rev. Thomas Corcoran. Artist and subjects identified on frame plaques or on the reverse, the artist Mulhany, the subjects: Elizabeth Henley 1795-1875, Frances Henley, wife of John Sampson (1800-1872), Anna Margaret Henley (1805-1872), John Henley (18091853), and Maria Henley (no dates given), together with a portrait of Reverend Thomas Corcoran. Watercolor on card, oval format, c. 1820, dia. 5 1/2 in., in carved giltwood frames. Condition: Three with insect holes, minor toning. $1,500-2,500</p> <p>6</p> <p>9</p> <p>7</p> <p>9. Portrait Miniature of a Young Man, America, c. 1840, watercolor on ivory, 2 x 1 1/2 in., oval portrait, housed in a hinged thermoplastic case with gilt-brass mat. Condition: Very good. $400-600</p> <p>11. Portrait Miniature of American Revolutionary General Henry Knox, Attributed to Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788-1853), after Gilbert Stuart,...</p>