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Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

by Alderfer Auction & Appraisal

Platinum House

370 lots with images

December 13, 2012

Live Auction

501 Fairgrounds Road

Hatfield, PA, 19440 USA

Phone: 00 1 215 393 3023

Fax: 00 1 215 368 9055

Email: auction@alderferauction.com

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Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009, Pennsylvania/ Maine,

Lot 3049: Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009, Pennsylvania/ Maine, "Barns-Brinton House" Pencil on Paper.

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Description: Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009, Pennsylvania/ Maine, "Barns-Brinton House" Pencil on Paper. Signed and dated "Andrew Wyeth '64" in lower right. Later finished and named "The Tenant Farmer." h:8 w:4.25 in.

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Baum, Walter Emerson, 1884-1956, Pennsylvania, Winter Landscape. Oil on Board.

Lot 3050: Baum, Walter Emerson, 1884-1956, Pennsylvania, Winter Landscape. Oil on Board.

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Description: Baum, Walter Emerson, 1884-1956, Pennsylvania, Winter Landscape. Oil on Board. Signed "WE Baum" in lower left. h:16 w:20 in.

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Baum, Walter E. 1884-1956, Pennsylvania,

Lot 3051: Baum, Walter E. 1884-1956, Pennsylvania, "Old Bucks County House, Hilltown, 1920" Oil on Board.

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Description: Baum, Walter E. 1884-1956, Pennsylvania, "Old Bucks County House, Hilltown, 1920" Oil on Board. Signed "Baum" in lower right. Titled and dated on reverse. h:12 w:14 in.

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Woehrel, Andrew, b.1958, Pennsylvania,

Lot 3051A: Woehrel, Andrew, b.1958, Pennsylvania, "Evening Along the Delaware" Oil on Board.

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Description: Woehrel, Andrew, b.1958, Pennsylvania, "Evening Along the Delaware" Oil on Board. Signed and dated "A Woehrel '12" in lower left. Titled, signed, and dated on reverse. h:14 w:17 in.

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Braught, Ross, 1898-1983, New York/ Missouri,

Lot 3052: Braught, Ross, 1898-1983, New York/ Missouri, "Along the Schuylkill, 1978" Pen & Ink on Paper.

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Description: Braught, Ross, 1898-1983, New York/ Missouri, "Along the Schuylkill, 1978" Pen & Ink on Paper. h:27 w:21 in.

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Braught, Ross, 1898-1983, New York/ Missouri,

Lot 3053: Braught, Ross, 1898-1983, New York/ Missouri, "Man Explores Outer Space, 1973" Pencil on Paper.

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Description: Braught, Ross, 1898-1983, New York/ Missouri, "Man Explores Outer Space, 1973" Pencil on Paper. h:20 w:22.50 in.

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19th C. View of Naples, Italy. Gouache on Paper.

Lot 3054: 19th C. View of Naples, Italy. Gouache on Paper.

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Description: 19th C. View of Naples, Italy. Gouache on Paper. "Napoli Presa da Mare" some foxing. h:16 w:25 in.

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19th C. View of Naples, Italy. Gouache on Paper.

Lot 3055: 19th C. View of Naples, Italy. Gouache on Paper.

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Description: 19th C. View of Naples, Italy. Gouache on Paper. "Napoli du Posilipo", tear. h:16 w:25 in.

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Moreau, Auguste, 1861-1906, France, Putti with Amphora. Bronze Sculpture.

Lot 3056: Moreau, Auguste, 1861-1906, France, Putti with Amphora. Bronze Sculpture.

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Description: Moreau, Auguste, 1861-1906, France, Putti with Amphora. Bronze Sculpture. Signed "Aug Moreau" on base.

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Iron Sculpture of Aztec God Koko Pelli

Lot 3057: Iron Sculpture of Aztec God Koko Pelli

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Description: Iron Sculpture of Aztec God Koko Pelli h:49 in.

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Autograph of Princess Grace de Monaco

Lot 3058: Autograph of Princess Grace de Monaco

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Description: Autograph of Princess Grace de Monaco 1pp ANS (2-sided) from Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco (1929-1982), Actress and Princess of Monaco from (1956-1982). Note to Lewis Hoeflich of Philadelphia to thanking him for motion picture projecting unit. Note dated Tuesday August 21, 1956. Note on special note card stock and is accompanied by original envelope. h:3.50 w:5 in.

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18th Century Letter to Benjamin Rush from Son

Lot 3059: 18th Century Letter to Benjamin Rush from Son

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Description: 18th Century Letter to Benjamin Rush from Son 4pp letter from J. Rush addressed to Dr. Benjamin Rush dated Trenton, (NJ), October 24, 1793. Letter to Benjamin Rush in Philadelphia with much content regarding the Yellow fever epidemic then taking place in Philadelphia. Letter exhibits some damage from sealing. h:9.50 w:8 in.

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Early 19th Century Letter to Colonel Jonathan Williams at West Point from Robert Alexander

Lot 3060: Early 19th Century Letter to Colonel Jonathan Williams at West Point from Robert Alexander

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Description: Early 19th Century Letter to Colonel Jonathan Williams at West Point from Robert Alexander 3pp letter from Robert Alexander addressed to Jonathan Williams at West Point care of Clement Biddle dated Lexington, (KY), December 28, 1802. Letter regards real-estate dealings in Virginia and features a fine Lexington cancellation on the cover. Letter exhibits some folds. Sold with other document related to Jonathan Williams. h:12.50 w:8 in.

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Autograph of John Hancock

Lot 3061: Autograph of John Hancock

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Description: Autograph of John Hancock 1pp ADS from John Hancock (1737-1793), President of the Continental Congress and Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Document being an appointment for Daniel Howard the 2nd as a justice of the peace of Plymouth County, Massachusetts dated June 19th, 1790. Framed document exhibits folds and is framed with portrait of Hancock. h:15 w:10 in.

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Andrew Jackson Autograph

Lot 3062: Andrew Jackson Autograph

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Description: Andrew Jackson Autograph 1pp ALS from Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), 7th President of the United States, to John C. Calhoun dated Hermitage, May 2, 1822. Letter to Calhoun as Secretary of War regarding General Houston's account as well as sending a letter to James Gadsden (not present). Framed letter exhibits some minor separation at folds. h:10 w:8 in.

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19th Century Reprint of Wallpaper Civil War Newspaper

Lot 3063: 19th Century Reprint of Wallpaper Civil War Newspaper

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Description: 19th Century Reprint of Wallpaper Civil War Newspaper 19th century reprint of the July 2nd, 1863 edition of the Vicksburg, Mississippi Daily Citizen. Single sheet paper is printed on wallpaper pattern "222". Framed paper exhibits some minor fold splitting. h:19 w:11.50 in.

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Civil War Presentation Sword

Lot 3064: Civil War Presentation Sword

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Description: Civil War Presentation Sword Sword presenting Solingen marked blade sold by W.H. Horstmann & Sons of Philadelphia. Etched blade featuring patriotic motif and is housed in shagreen covered wood scabbard with brass furniture. Throat features engraved presentation on reverse "Presented to Lieut. J. G. Macconell, by the privates of his Company as a tribute of respect for his ability as an officer and his unremitting attention to his men, Aug 20th 1862". German nickel silver hilt features engraved design and "JGM". Blade measures 30.5" with overall sword length measuring 37". Lieutenant John G. Mcconnell was an officer in Independent Battery G of the Pennsylvania Artillery. He was Mustered in as a 2nd lieutenant on August 22, 1862, was promoted to a 1st lieutenant on July 27, 1863 and was mustered out with his battery on June 18, 1865. This unit was stationed at Fort Delaware and McConnell served as one of the post adjutants.

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Staunton Military Academy Sword

Lot 3065: Staunton Military Academy Sword

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Description: Staunton Military Academy Sword 20th century military academy sword for the Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Virginia. Sword is manufactured by N.S. Meyer and Company with blade measuring 32" (37.5" overall length). Scabbard exhibits some discoloration and minor denting.

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Pennsylvania W. Partridge Long Rifle

Lot 3066: Pennsylvania W. Partridge Long Rifle

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Description: Pennsylvania W. Partridge Long Rifle Flint lock with half moon brass inlaid tiger maple stock with patch box, paired with a powder horn.

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Pennsylvania Fleeger Long Rifle

Lot 3067: Pennsylvania Fleeger Long Rifle

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Description: Pennsylvania Fleeger Long Rifle Percussion lock with octagonal barrel, brass mounted and carved stock, (repairs to stock).

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Manganese Decorated Double-Handled Stoneware Crock

Lot 3068: Manganese Decorated Double-Handled Stoneware Crock

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Description: Manganese Decorated Double-Handled Stoneware Crock 9" diameter. Some loss to interior of lip. h:14 in.

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Cobalt Decorated Double-Handled Stoneware Crock

Lot 3069: Cobalt Decorated Double-Handled Stoneware Crock

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Description: Cobalt Decorated Double-Handled Stoneware Crock Impressed "4 Bell" below handle. 9.5" diameter. h:14.75 in.

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Lot 3070: "Feeding Chicken" Stoneware Crock

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Description: "Feeding Chicken" Stoneware Crock Features a chicken feeding in cobalt glaze. 11" diameter. h:10 in.

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Lot 3071: "Feeding Chicken" Stoneware Crock

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Description: "Feeding Chicken" Stoneware Crock Features a chicken feeding in cobalt glaze. 10.75" diameter. h:10.50 in.

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Painted Bench

Lot 3072: Painted Bench

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Description: Painted Bench Green-painted bench with plank seat, cut corners, mortise top, bootjack feet. h:19 w:108 d:12 in.

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Silhouettes of Two Gentlemen

Lot 3073: Silhouettes of Two Gentlemen

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Description: Silhouettes of Two Gentlemen One signed and dated "Aug Edouart 1841" in lower left, measures 10.75"x 7.25". One with a gentleman holding a top hat, measures 9.25"x 7.25.

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Silhouettes of Two Gentlemen

Lot 3074: Silhouettes of Two Gentlemen

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Description: Silhouettes of Two Gentlemen One unsigned, measures 10.5"x6.75", and one of a man carving a bust titled "Hobart Vait Clevenger, Cincinnati Ohio 1840" also on reverse, 10.75"x8"

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Silhouettes of Two Gentlemen at Podiums

Lot 3075: Silhouettes of Two Gentlemen at Podiums

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Description: Silhouettes of Two Gentlemen at Podiums One signed and dated "Aug Edouart fecit 1829", 9"x7", and one titled "Rev. Joshua Hatcher Pastor of the Baptist Church Saratoga Springs, 12th, August 1840", 11"x5"

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Silhouette of the Markham Family by August Edouart

Lot 3076: Silhouette of the Markham Family by August Edouart

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Description: Silhouette of the Markham Family by August Edouart Features Ruben, Florence and daughter Helena Markham with Juan the parrot and Dusty the dog on a watercolor background. Signed Aug. Edouart, Gloucester, 1842" in lower left. h:8.50 w:13.50 in.

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Pair of Silhouettes by Auguste Edouart

Lot 3077: Pair of Silhouettes by Auguste Edouart

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Description: Pair of Silhouettes by Auguste Edouart One of a young girl titled "Nancy McAllister", signed and dated "Aug Edouart 1840" in lower left, 9.5"x7.5'. One of a gentleman titled "Mr. Watson", signed and dated "Aug Edouart 1841" in lower left, 9.5"x7.5"

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Grouping of Silhouettes

Lot 3078: Grouping of Silhouettes

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Description: Grouping of Silhouettes One titled and dated "Thos Jefferson 1801" painting on plaster, signed "Day Fecit", 4.5"x3.25", one titled and dated "John B. Bechet May 2nd 1833",measures 7.75"x4.5", and one titled and dated "Mr. Louis A. Walbach of West Post, 1834" signed "Allison, Newburgh, NY", measures 5.75"x4"

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Grouping of Silhouettes

Lot 3079: Grouping of Silhouettes

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Description: Grouping of Silhouettes Includes one of a boy with a whip, 5.5"x3", one of a girl with a doll, 6"x4.5", and one of a boy with a book inscribed "Michael Eisenhuth was born in Berks Co, PA in 1817", 8.75"x6.75"

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Family Silhouette

Lot 3080: Family Silhouette

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Description: Family Silhouette Features a mother and father playing chess while the son and daughter look on. h:9 w:11.50 in.

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Grouping of Silhouettes

Lot 3081: Grouping of Silhouettes

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Description: Grouping of Silhouettes Includes a seated gentleman holding glasses, 9.25"x7.25", a cut out bust of a young girl with watercolor body, 8.25"x6.25", one titled and dated "Major Lewis Carvaghan Militia 30th June", 11.25"x6.75", and one of "Louella Simmons" holding flowers, 9.75"x7.5"

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Grouping of Silhouettes & the Family Tree of Joshua Foss

Lot 3082: Grouping of Silhouettes & the Family Tree of Joshua Foss

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Description: Grouping of Silhouettes & the Family Tree of Joshua Foss Includes two male busts impressed "Peale Museum", busts of a male and female impressed "Peale" and the Joshua Foss family tree, watercolor and ink on paper, 8.25"x6.25"

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Grouping of Watercolor Portraits

Lot 3083: Grouping of Watercolor Portraits

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Description: Grouping of Watercolor Portraits Includes a boy with a violin, 7.5"x5.5", a young woman with an umbrella, 7.75"x5.5", and a boy with a donkey, 6.25"x5.5"

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Watercolor & Silhouette Drawing

Lot 3084: Watercolor & Silhouette Drawing

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Description: Watercolor & Silhouette Drawing Features a main house with attached carriage house. Text encircling the silhouette reads "Mr. E Davis with the respects of his friends 1836. E Bailey, 1836".

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Unusual Painted Leather & Macrame Wall Hanging

Lot 3085: Unusual Painted Leather & Macrame Wall Hanging

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Description: Unusual Painted Leather & Macrame Wall Hanging Painted with various sailing vessels, pockets on lower section macrame sewn to the piece. h:31 w:21.50 in.

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Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926, Pennsylvania/ New York, Shipyard. Pencil on Paper.

Lot 3086: Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926, Pennsylvania/ New York, Shipyard. Pencil on Paper.

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Description: Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926, Pennsylvania/ New York, Shipyard. Pencil on Paper. Signed " in lower left.

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Burger, WWI German Soldiers. Oil on Board.

Lot 3087: Burger, WWI German Soldiers. Oil on Board.

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Description: Burger, WWI German Soldiers. Oil on Board. Signed and dated "Burger 1915" in lower left. h:14 w:22 in.

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British Soldiers. Watercolor & Gouache on Paper.

Lot 3088: British Soldiers. Watercolor & Gouache on Paper.

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Description: British Soldiers. Watercolor & Gouache on Paper. Features the Trumpeter from the Royal Horse Artillery, 1st Royal Dragoons, Boots and Saddles, and the Kettledrums from the 1st Life Guards.

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In the Manner of Wouterus Vershuur Horses in the Barn. Oil on Canvas.

Lot 3089: In the Manner of Wouterus Vershuur Horses in the Barn. Oil on Canvas.

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Description: In the Manner of Wouterus Vershuur Horses in the Barn. Oil on Canvas. Signed "W. Versch" in lower right. h:20 w:24 in.

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Roux, A.P., Sword Fight Oil on Canvas.

Lot 3090: Roux, A.P., Sword Fight Oil on Canvas.

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Description: Roux, A.P., Sword Fight Oil on Canvas. Signed "A.P. Roux" in lower right. h:20 w:30 in.

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Bonheur, Rosa (After), Hay Harvest. Oil on Board.

Lot 3091: Bonheur, Rosa (After), Hay Harvest. Oil on Board.

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Description: Bonheur, Rosa (After), Hay Harvest. Oil on Board. Signed and dated in lower left "Apres Rosa Bonheur 1874" h:29.25 w:52 in.

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Alexeeva, Tatiana, b.1963, Pennsylvania/ New Jersey,

Lot 3091A: Alexeeva, Tatiana, b.1963, Pennsylvania/ New Jersey, "Winter at Farbotnik's" Oil on Canvas.

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Description: Alexeeva, Tatiana, b.1963, Pennsylvania/ New Jersey, "Winter at Farbotnik's" Oil on Canvas. Signed "Tatiana Alexeeva" in lower right. h:12 w:16 in.

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Buckley, Harry E., 1930-2010, Pennsylvania,

Lot 3092: Buckley, Harry E., 1930-2010, Pennsylvania, "Beach at Yport II" Oil on Canvas.

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Description: Buckley, Harry E., 1930-2010, Pennsylvania, "Beach at Yport II" Oil on Canvas. Signed and dated "HE Buckley 2000" in lower left. h:24 w:30 in.

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Buckley, Harry E., 1930-2010, Pennsylvania,

Lot 3093: Buckley, Harry E., 1930-2010, Pennsylvania, "Venetian Scene CI" Mixed Media on Board.

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Description: Buckley, Harry E., 1930-2010, Pennsylvania, "Venetian Scene CI" Mixed Media on Board. Signed and dated "HE Buckley 2003" in lower right. h:16 w:20 in.

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Castagno, John, Pennsylvania,

Lot 3094: Castagno, John, Pennsylvania, "Abstract Composition 2010" Casein on Board.

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Description: Castagno, John, Pennsylvania, "Abstract Composition 2010" Casein on Board. Signed "Castagno" in lower right. h:11 w:14 in.

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Castagno, John, Pennsylvania, Pair of Abstract Compositions.

Lot 3095: Castagno, John, Pennsylvania, Pair of Abstract Compositions.

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Description: Castagno, John, Pennsylvania, Pair of Abstract Compositions. One signed and dated "Castagno 9/25/2012" and one signed and dated "Castagno 10/3/2012"

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Grant, Dwinell, 1912-1991, New York,

Lot 3096: Grant, Dwinell, 1912-1991, New York, "Portrait of Galileo Under Stress" Oil on Canvas.

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Description: Grant, Dwinell, 1912-1991, New York, "Portrait of Galileo Under Stress" Oil on Canvas. Signed "DG" in lower left. Titled, signed and dated 1980 on reverse. h:48 w:30 in.

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