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Scrimshaw Novelties
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American or Englsh, 19th century. A large group of scrimshaw items including a back scratcher in the form of a hand, pin with pair of pointing hands, miniature rolling pin, crochet hook with elaborately carved handle, three spoons, a pendant featuring a compass and rule, a ring engraved with a whale, two sailor's needles and two stamps, one marked Truth/Love and featuring a heart in an open hand; back scratcher lg. 16 in.

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan
Sold: $360.00
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Boxwood Traveling Candlesticks
Lot # 389 - Boxwood Traveling Candlesticks
A pair of turned traveling candlesticks in boxwood, each having a pewter insert; ht. 4.25, dia. 4.75 in.  > Item Details
Yelloware Fish Flask
Lot # 245 - Yelloware Fish Flask
American, 19th century. A yelloware fish flask with a brown glaze; ht. 10 in. > Item Details
Monumental Vinegar Grained Treen Canister
Lot # 270 - Monumental Vinegar Grained Treen Canister
American, 19th century. A monumental vinegar decorated treen canister in yellow poplar, dated  with tacks 1847 on finial of lid; ht. 12.5, dia. 10.5 in. > Item Details
Imari-Style Ironstone Plates, Plus
Lot # 429 - Imari-Style Ironstone Plates, Plus
English, 19th century. An assembled group of eight ironstone plates, all having Imari-style floral motifs and landscape scenes with gilt accents, with various maker's marks including MASON'S and G.L. Ashworth & Bros., PLUS a creamware plate with Imari-style decoration... > Item Details
Whalebone, Baleen and Ivory Sailor's Cane
Lot # 583 - Whalebone, Baleen and Ivory Sailor's Cane
American, 19th century. A sailor's cane with alternating angled rings of baleen and whalebone having a knob topped by an ivory disc featuring a relief carved and polychrome painted heart in hand; lg. 34 in.  > Item Details
Sawtooth Diamond Appliqué Quilt
Lot # 342 - Sawtooth Diamond Appliqué Quilt
American (Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania), ca 1850. A quilt featuring a large central appliqué of four flowers in vases in red print fabric set in a white sawtooth diamond which is itself set in a red print sawtooth square, having an inner border featuring bird, flower and corner appliqu&eac... > Item Details
A Pair of Early Lanterns
Lot # 464 - A Pair of Early Lanterns
American, early 19th century.  Includes a square form lantern, glass panels, simple in form, as well as smaller tin lantern with globe and thread for oil; largest ht. 13, wd. 7.5, dp. 7.5 in. > Item Details
Straub, Baumgardner, and Song Bluebill Decoys
Lot # 637 - Straub, Baumgardner, and Song Bluebill Decoys
American, 20th century. An assembled group of three carved and painted Bluebill duck decoys, one with metal tag marked STRAUB / 514W3 on underside and with leather line tie remains, one marked BR in orange paint on underside and attributed to Frank Baumgardener of Michigan, and one attributed to Jam... > Item Details
Union Shield Frame, Plus
Lot # 68 - Union Shield Frame, Plus
American, late 19th century. A Union shield frame, decorated with stars and stripes in shades of red, white, blue and gold, having an oval aperture in the center inset with a later mirror, PLUS a lap board of rectangular form with rounded corners and a demilune cutout on one side, one side painted w... > Item Details
Whale Bone Block and Tackle
Lot # 568 - Whale Bone Block and Tackle
American, 19th century. A block and tackle in whale bone, undecorated; ht. 2.75, wd. 4, dp. 1.75 in.  > Item Details
Early Folk Art Carved Cane
Lot # 585 - Early Folk Art Carved Cane
American, 19th century. A finely carved folk art cane in pine with a wrist and hand forming the handle which holds the shaft and a lengthy 4.75 inch ferrule; lg. 38.5 in. > Item Details
Chippendale Oxbow Front Desk
Lot # 331 - Chippendale Oxbow Front Desk
American (New England), 18th century. Chippendale slant front desk in birch with oxbow front case, fitted interior, and ogee bracket feet, in a dry old red wash: ht. 42, wd. 37, dp. 18 in. In old, original surface.  Ex. Clark Garrett. > Item Details
Appliqué Quilt with Coxcombs and Eagles
Lot # 337 - Appliqué Quilt with Coxcombs and Eagles
American, late 19th century. A quilt featuring 9 stemmed coxcomb appliqués in green, orange and red, having a border with alternating appliqués of eagles, baskets of flowers with heart details, leaves and floral sprays in same colors, on a white ground, signed and dated acros... > Item Details
Hepplewhite Chest of Drawers
Lot # 782 - Hepplewhite Chest of Drawers
American, 19th century. A Hepplewhite chest of drawers in mahogany, having a rectangular top with reeded edge, over four graduated and dovetailed drawers, on French feet; ht. 40, wd. 42.25, dp. 22 in. > Item Details
Child's Ladderback Armchair
Lot # 804 - Child's Ladderback Armchair
American, 19th century. A Shaker child's ladderback armchair in hickory with old red over green paint, having knob finials, three arched slats and a woven splint seat, on turned legs; oah. 26 in. > Item Details
Early 19th Century Portrait of Irishman Hugh Smith
Lot # 896 - Early 19th Century Portrait of Irishman Hugh Smith
Probably executed in Ireland, ca 1810. An oval portrait on beveled panel of Hugh Smith, Born 1768 as inscribed on verso panel.  The oil is housed in a later lemon gilt frame, and was originally intended as an oval; 8.75 x 6.75 in. (sight). > Item Details
Group of Ironstone Dishes
Lot # 431 - Group of Ironstone Dishes
English, 19th century. A group of five ironstone china dishes, some with Imari style decoration, two with Mason's stamps, one with Davenport stamp, one with G.L. Ashworth and Brothers stamp and one with Copeland Spode mark; dia. 9 in (largest). > Item Details
Paint-Decorated Box
Lot # 208 - Paint-Decorated Box
American or English, 19th century. A paint-decorated box of dovetailed construction with a hinged lid and original iron hardware, decoration painted on a blue ground; ht. 6.75, wd. 18.5, dp. 11 in.  > Item Details
Collection of Prints Representing Army Officers
Lot # 823 - Collection of Prints Representing Army Officers
English, 19th century. A group of four color prints. One set of two prints depicts guards engaged in fencing, while the other set of two prints depicts the Duke of Wellington and Rowland Lord Hill, both on horseback. 7.5 x 9.5 in. (sight, larger prints).  > Item Details
Federal Eglomise Wall Mirror With U.S. Frigate Tablet
Lot # 87 - Federal Eglomise Wall Mirror With U.S. Frigate Tablet
American, 19th century. A Federal wall mirror in mixed woods, with floral brass bosses, turned columns and fitted with a reverse-painted tablet depicting a United States sailing vessel; ht. 32, wd. 15.25 in. > Item Details
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