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Early American Antiques & Decorative Arts

by Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers

Platinum House

409 lots

January 4, 2008

2690 Stratford Road

PO Box 369

Delaware, OH, 43015 USA

Phone: +1 740 362 4771

Fax: +1 740 363 0164

Email: info@garths.com

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Lot 1: PORTRAIT ON WOODEN BOARD. American, ca. 1820's.

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Description: PORTRAIT ON WOODEN BOARD. American, ca. 1820's. Oil of a young man on a single wood board. The back of the board has an engraved compass star and beveled top and bottom edges. Varnished with minimal touch up. 27"h. 21"w. Gold painted frame. 31 1/2"h. 26"w.

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Lot 2: SAMPLER Dated 1827. Probably English. Silk on

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Description: SAMPLER Dated 1827. Probably English. Silk on wool. Colorful needlework includes a black figure of a man wearing what appears to be a turban, basket of flowers and a table and two chairs. Initialed "H. G.".as well as "SG, KG, NG, and SG". Some loss to ground and light staining. 11"w. 10"h. In modern frame.

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Lot 3: MASSACHUSETTS SAMPLER. Silk on linen. Made by

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Description: MASSACHUSETTS SAMPLER. Silk on linen. Made by "Amanda Jacob / Born July the 18 1789 / Aged 11 Years 1800". Alphabets and numbers worked in pink, blue and yellow over a verse reading " when I am gone and here no more / This I shall leave behind / Then for my friends to look upon / And bear me in their mind". Amanda was born in Hanover, Plymouth County Massachusetts to David Jacob[s] and Hannah Hersey Jacob[s]. She became Galen James's second wife in 1833.They are listed in the Massachusett's 1870 census, he as a retired ship builder, living in Medford. A few thread losses in ground. In modern 14" x 15" frame. 11 1/2"w. 12 1/4"h.

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Lot 4: MASSACHUSETTS SAMPLER Ca 1795-1800. Made by "Caty

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Description: MASSACHUSETTS SAMPLER Ca 1795-1800. Made by "Caty Davenport Born February 15 1787" "Canton". Rows of alphabets and numbers worked blue silk on linen and the verse "Virtue alone is Happinefs [sp] below". Caty,or Catherine as listed in historical records, was the 2nd of 6 children born to Jesse Davenport (1761-1839) and Hannah Crane Davenport (1765-?) of Stoughton, Norfolk County Massachusetts. Canton is less then10 miles north of Stoughton and where Caty may have attended school. Slight stain. 8 1/2"w. 10 1/2"h. In modern frame 15"w. 17"h.

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Lot 5: LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH STEAMBOAT. American, mid

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Description: LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH STEAMBOAT. American, mid 19th Century. Naive oil on artist board with a steamboat and sailboat on a river. Passersby and horse drawn carriages are in the foreground. Cleveland, Ohio preparer's label on the back. Possible retouch. 14 1/2"h 24"w. Gold painted ornate frame. 20 1/2"h. 30"w.

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