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Auction Description for Alderfer: Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

(370 Lots)

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,

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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.

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Condition Report: Sword hilt presents wear with dent, some light corrosion to blade tip, and scabbard presents wear and loss to shagreen and corrosion to mounts. Blade does not fit completely into scabbard.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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.

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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,

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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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