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Winter Catalogued Antique Auction - Session One

by Horst Auctioneers

Platinum House

79 lots with images

January 24, 2014

Live Auction

50 Durlach Rd.

Ephrata, PA, 17522 USA

Phone: (717) 738-3080

Fax: (717) 738-2132

Email: sale@horstauction.com

79 Lots
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Portrait of woman

Lot 1: Portrait of woman

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Description: ca. 1850; unsigned portrait of woman with lace collar and green dress in gold 1920's frame, 24"x 20", 25"x 29" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- old restoration re-lined, some inpainting; Frame- good 1920's metal leaf, old gallery label attached to frame

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Seated man portrait

Lot 2: Seated man portrait

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Description: ca. 1850; unsigned oil on linen portrait of seated man holding a book in an exceptional gilt frame of the same period, 36"x 26"; 46"x 36" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- good old restoration, some inpainting; Frame- fine gilt

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C. Richards landscape painting

Lot 3: C. Richards landscape painting

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Description: ca. 1962; unframed oil on canvas painting of brightly colored landscape including two people on horseback with barns and farmhouse and signed "C. Richards '62", 24"x 30";

Condition Report: 2 indentations on right; not punctured

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Beauduin landscape with figure painting

Lot 4: Beauduin landscape with figure painting

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Description: ca. 1890; fine untouched oil on linen landscape with impressionist style figure standing in a flower garden with back lit sun spots and signed "Jean Beauduin" (Belgian artist 1851-1916), 24"x 29"; 36"x 31 ½" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- untouched; typical grime; 1 ½" tear in lower center; Frame- some gilding loss

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Signed landscape painting

Lot 5: Signed landscape painting

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Description: ca. 1900; oil on artist board painting of two deer in the woods with tall trees and a small stream having an illegible signature, 8"x 12"; 12"x 16" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- fair; Frame- poor

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Flender mountain farm scene painting

Lot 6: Flender mountain farm scene painting

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Description: ca. 1900; unframed oil on linen painting of a mountain farm scene with two women in blue dresses and signed J.W. Flender, 13"x 17";

Condition Report: Painting- untouched, grime slight scratch across upper left into painting

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Moser etching & drawing

Lot 7: Moser etching & drawing

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Description: ca. 1870; both by J. Moser (Columbus, OH): highly detailed American log farmstead drawing (preparation for etching) signed "J.M. 8/3/76" and etching signed "J. Moser 1st State 9/11/76" on plate, 4"x 5"; 5"x 7" framed;

Condition Report: Drawing- good; Etching- slight foxing; RARE to have drawing & etching together

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Borochowsky watercolor

Lot 8: Borochowsky watercolor

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Description: ca. 1890; highly detailed and colorful European scene of figures in town with lake and mountains signed "G. Borochowsky", 8"x 11"; 13"x 10" framed;

Condition Report: Good; not examined out of frame

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2 reverse paintings

Lot 9: 2 reverse paintings

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Description: ca. 1890; castle and boat on river painting on convex oval glass, 19"x 13"; 23"x 17" framed; brightly colored mill with red roof, trees and a stream on convex oval glass, 19"x 13"; 23"x 17" framed;

Condition Report: 1st- good; 2nd- small flaking on edge

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American folk winter scene painting

Lot 10: American folk winter scene painting

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Description: ca. 1900; snow scene depicting two figures on a stone arched bridge and full moon signed "ELK" in lower right on pressed board, 19 ½"x 14"; 23 ½"x 18" framed;

Condition Report: Darkened with grime & paint spots

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Watercolor street scene

Lot 11: Watercolor street scene

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Description: ca. 1940; signed street scene with brightly colored snow and buildings, 15 ½"x 11"; 23"x 17" framed;

Condition Report: Signature obscured by matt; Painting- good

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H. Corrodi Roma painting

Lot 12: H. Corrodi Roma painting

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Description: ca. 1880; oil on panel finely painted scene of a gothic window and a woman in an ornate costume leaning out with a dove in her hand signed "H. Corrodi Roma" in a gold frame, 19"x 11 ½"; 27"x 19 ½" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- fine; Frame- slight loss on bottom

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Coenties Slip, NY color etching

Lot 13: Coenties Slip, NY color etching

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Description: ca. 1929; New York harbor slip with figures, boats and the New York skyline having an illegible signature, numbered 39 out of 250 and dated 15 Oct. 1929, 14"x 13"; 22 ½"x 19" framed;

Condition Report: Some mildew in frame on glass & matt (not on print)

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Riets watercolor

Lot 14: Riets watercolor

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Description: ca. 1890; signed Sue Riets unframed watercolor with sailboats and shoreline with large rocks and a beach;

Condition Report: Stained along top edge & overall grime

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Carlson pastel painting

Lot 15: Carlson pastel painting

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Description: ca. 1940; canoe resting on a shore with brightly colored yellow sky with reflections signed "John F. Carlson", 13 ½"x 17"; 16"x 19" framed;

Condition Report: Fine

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Cathedral & river painting

Lot 16: Cathedral & river painting

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Description: ca. 1860; unsigned oil on linen continental painting of cathedral spires and river at the edge of town, 19 ½"x 13 ½"; 22 ½"x 16" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- grime, some old in painting; Frame- over-painted gilding

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Lot 17: 2 "Cries of London" engravings

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Description: ca. 1780; hand-colored steel engraving by L. Schiavonelti after a painting by F. Wheatley of a street vendor selling his oranges to two women ("Cries of London" plate 3 "Sweet China Oranges, Sweet China", 17"x 13"; 23"x 18" framed; hand-colored steel engraving by N. Schiavonetti Jr. after painting by F. Wheatley of a street merchant selling her fish ("Cries of London" plate 5 "New Mackrel, New Mackrel"), 17"x 13"; 23"x 18" framed;

Condition Report: 1st- good, not examined out of frame; 2nd- print- darkened slight foxing; Frame- good contemporary

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Moran Venice harbor print

Lot 18: Moran Venice harbor print

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Description: ca. 1925; Venice Harbor scene print by Thomas Moran reproduction by Boring MEG. Co. Chgo. 1925 in original frame, 18"x 30"; 21"x 33" framed;

Condition Report: Print- good, not examined out of frame; Frame- pressed wood with paint gild & some surface color loss

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Classical scene chromolithograph

Lot 19: Classical scene chromolithograph

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Description: ca. 1880; figures in landscape with stream and trees, 3"x 5"; 6 ½"x 4 ½" framed;

Condition Report: Good, not examined out of frame

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Lot 20: "Love's Old Sweet Song" print

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Description: ca. 1920; a woman holding a guitar with words to the song "Love's Old Sweet Song" on bottom margin by Gerlach-Barklow Co. (Joliet, Ill.) after a painting by Zula Kenyon, 21 ½"x 14"; 22 ½"x 15" framed;

Condition Report: Slight loss in lower right bottom - may have been cut down to fit frame

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2 chromolithographs

Lot 21: 2 chromolithographs

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Description: ca. 1860; hand-accented and decorated "The Little Tailors" featuring a group of three girls playing with dolls in exceptional color and decoration by Druck u. Verlag v.F. Silber (Berlin) in walnut and gold frame, 28"x 22"; 32"x 26" framed; hand-accented and decorated "The Little Painters" of two boys and a girl working on their art by Druck u. Verlag v.F. Silber (Berlin) & Max Jacoby & Zeller (New York), 28"x 22"; 32"x 26" framed;

Condition Report: 1st- slight tide line in lower margin, not examined out of frame; 2nd- slight tide line in lower margin, not examined out of frame; EXCEPTIONAL

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Light fruit still life

Lot 22: Light fruit still life

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Description: ca. 1900; oil on artist board still life of fruit with centered composition of fruit on a table in wooden frame signed "S.A. Light", 12"x 18"; 15 ½"x 22" framed;

Condition Report: Good

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Stahlknsche landscape painting

Lot 23: Stahlknsche landscape painting

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Description: ca. 1940; oil on linen loosely painted birch forest in green and blue landscape with field and stream signed "C. Stahlknsche", 26"x 18"; 22"x 30" framed;

Condition Report: Good

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2 Burns chromolithographs

Lot 24: 2 Burns chromolithographs

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Description: ca. 1881; "A Mule Crossed Train" depicting stylized African American family stuck on a train crossing in their two wheeled cart and copyrighted 1881, 10"x 14 ½"; 13 ½"x 17 ½" framed; "A Train Crossed Mule" depicting stylized African American family after having been hit by the train and copyrighted 1881, 10"x 14 ½"; 13 ½"x 17 ½" framed;

Condition Report: Both- darkened with age, not examined out of frame; 2nd- scratch to surface varnish

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Currier & Ives lithograph

Lot 25: Currier & Ives lithograph

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Description: ca. 1879; hand-colored lithograph of a racially charged scene of a man shooting an African American man, 10"x 14"; 12"x 16" framed;

Condition Report: Darkened with tide line in upper left, not into image; RARE

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3 hand-colored lithographs

Lot 26: 3 hand-colored lithographs

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Description: ca. 1846-52; Kelloggs & Comstock lithograph of a woman in a fancy dress (#260) in wood joined frame, 10"x 14"; 17"x 13 ½" framed; N. Currier "The Wedding Day" lithograph of a newly married couple in a period frame, 10"x 14"; 13"x 17" framed; N. Currier "Franklin Pierce, Fourteenth President of the United States" lithograph in black glass matt and ebonized wood frame, 17"x 14"; 19"x 16" framed;

Condition Report: 1st- darkened with insect damage on right margin; 2nd- darkened; 3rd-darkened with acid burn & tide lines

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Currier & Ives lithograph

Lot 27: Currier & Ives lithograph

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Description: ca. 1884; for the National Accident Society depicting an African American man on a mule coming down the center of an affluent neighborhood causing several carriage accidents along the way in a quarter sawn oak frame, 17"x 24"; 21"x 28" framed;

Condition Report: Some wrinkling in image

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N. Currier lithograph

Lot 28: N. Currier lithograph

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Description: ca. 1850; of William Penn's Treaty with the Indians in a rosewood veneered frame, 11 ½"x 14 ½"; 14"x 17" framed;

Condition Report: Some fading of greens & reds; darkening to paper is slight; (2) 1" tears on lower margin

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Norman Rockwell Boy Scout Jamboree poster

Lot 29: Norman Rockwell Boy Scout Jamboree poster

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Description: ca. 1937; rare double sided poster designed by Norman Rockwell featuring a boy scout, bald eagle and Washington Monument promoting the first Boy Scout Jamboree, 41"x 26 ½";

Condition Report: Water stains along bottom edge; Various areas of loss to border; Very dirty overall; Scratches over scout on one side

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Offset Newswanger print

Lot 30: Offset Newswanger print

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Description: ca. 1992; offset print of "Samuel Petersheim Stoltzfus" by Kiehl Newswanger 1920 signed "To Sharon: Do enjoy my father's print" Xtian Newswanger 1992, 24"x 20"; 30"x 25" framed;

Condition Report: Contemporary wood frame

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Haring silkscreen

Lot 31: Haring silkscreen

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Description: ca. 1989; black and white Amish silk screen by Keith Haring, signed on back by Julia Gruen (Executor for the Keith Haring Estate) #23 of 99 printed on Rives BFK with Certificate of Authenticity dated 5/22/90, 22"x 30"; 30"x 35" framed;

Condition Report: Fine

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Abstract men on horseback painting

Lot 32: Abstract men on horseback painting

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Description: ca. 1980; oil on linen applied to Masonite painting of two men on horseback in a semi-cubist style with illegible signature in a period hand painted frame, 36"x 27 ½"; 42"x 33 ½" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- darkened with age; Frame- some loss on corners

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Jones penmanship & watercolor bird

Lot 33: Jones penmanship & watercolor bird

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Description: ca. 1880; American drawing heightened with watercolor of a stylized bird on a branch signed "William Jones" in lower right having a gallery label "Kennedy Galleries Inc., NY" on reverse, 16 ½"x 21"; 18 ½"x 23" framed;

Condition Report: Fine

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J.W. house painting

Lot 34: J.W. house painting

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Description: ca. 1890; oil on linen painting of an old wooden house with fence along the road, full growth old trees and thick woods signed "J.W." in a period gilt frame, 10"x 18"; 13 ½"x 21 ½" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- typical grime; Frame- minor loss at corners

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Quier

Lot 35: Quier "Spring Thaw" painting

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Description: ca. 1950; American oil on artist palette of an early spring landscape signed "Jerry Quier of the Walter Baum School" having the title of work on paper taped to the front and card on reverse with artist's name and "Pennsylvania 23", 12"x 16" unframed;

Condition Report: Fine

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Fisherman painting

Lot 36: Fisherman painting

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Description: ca. 1860; oil on canvas tacked to panel of a river and bogg with a man fishing having a painterly sky in a gilt frame with some bronze paint and ornaments, 10 ½"x 13"; 18"x 20" framed;

Condition Report: Darkened varnish & grime; canvas tacked to mahogany panel (slight sagging to canvas)

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Folk art farm scene

Lot 37: Folk art farm scene

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Description: ca. 1980; American folk art painting oil on Masonite of a farm scene large brick house with barn, several outbuildings, wash line and animals signed "C.J.W." with stamp on reverse "Copyrighted 1980 by C.J.W. All Rights Reserved" in a contemporary wood frame, 12"x 16"; 14 ½"x 18" framed;

Condition Report: Fine

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2 J. Williamson paintings

Lot 38: 2 J. Williamson paintings

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Description: ca. 1890; "Boviwing Broadstairs Bay" bay scene by J. Williamson, 8"x 18"; 13"x 22 ½" framed; "Evening Broadstairs Harbour" harbor scene by J. Williamson with a variety of boats, people and city on a distant cliff having an old framer's label "B.R. Colgate picture frame maker", 8"x 18"; 13"x 22 ½" framed;

Condition Report: Good; 2nd- small loss to decorative edge

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Garland

Lot 39: Garland "A Scene of Fear"

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Description: ca. 1890; English oil on canvas of three children and their dog in an old Elizabethan House having found a hidden staircase behind a wall tapestry with label on reverse "A Scene of Fear/ C.J. Gavland c/o G.C. Hindley Esq. 8 Yardley Crescent, Earls Court, London", 14"x 21"; 18"x 25" framed;

Condition Report: Full restoration done; relined & cleaned frame

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Sailing ships painting

Lot 40: Sailing ships painting

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Description: ca. 1860; American school painting of an inlet full of sailing ship painted from an aerial view with two steam ships also painted with canvas having "Goupil's Broadway 772" on reverse in a period gilt frame covered in bronze paint, 14"x 20"; 17 ½"x 23 ½" framed;

Condition Report: Untouched condition with some grime

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Impressionist landscape

Lot 41: Impressionist landscape

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Description: ca. 1900; a pond with distant farm and mountain in the background with signature obscured by frame, 20"x 27"; 23 ½"x 30 ½" framed;

Condition Report: Relined restoration; contemporary frame

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Fromentin landscape

Lot 42: Fromentin landscape

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Description: ca. 1900; oil on linen loosely painted landscape in impressionist continental style with a building and two work horses signed "E. Fromentin", 16"x 20"; 21 ½"x 25 ½" framed;

Condition Report: Edge lined restoration stabilized; contemporary frame

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Landscape oil painting

Lot 43: Landscape oil painting

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Description: ca. 1880; unsigned oil on paper panel American landscape sunset with a stream and distant mountains in a deep gold frame, 8 ½"x 6 ½"; 13"x 11" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- some grime; darkened varnish; Frame- some loss around edge, small amounts of bronze paint

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Alfred Fontille de Breanski painting

Lot 44: Alfred Fontille de Breanski painting

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Description: ca. 1900s; river and mountains in the Scottish Highlands with several sheep, a man fishing, clouds hanging over the mountains and sun butting the side of the hill signed Alfred Fontille de Breanski in lower left, 20"x 29"; 28"x 38" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- fine; Frame- good, contemporary

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Jensen interior scene

Lot 45: Jensen interior scene

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Description: ca. 1890; oil on linen interior scene by Agnes Jensen (studied with Viggo Johansen) in a period gold frame, 18 ½"x 14 ½"; 25"x 21" framed;

Condition Report: Frame- small loss & repair

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View of the Potomac painting

Lot 46: View of the Potomac painting

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Description: ca. 1880; unsigned oil on academy board painting of sailing boats on a lake with the sun behind the clouds in a period gold frame, 5 1/8"x 13 1/8"; 8"x 16" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- some grime; Frame- grime, small loss at corners

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Groenwegen landscape painting

Lot 47: Groenwegen landscape painting

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Description: ca. 1890; oil on linen landscape painting in loosely painted impressionist style scene of a farmer and his wife milking cows in a field by Andrew Johannus Groenwegen (Dutch painter) in an ornate gold frame with Jos. Reinboth (Philadelphia, PA) label on reverse of frame, 16"x 24"; 35 ½"x 28" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- previous restoration, some grime; Frame- some loss/ornament on bottom

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Van Marcke cows in landscape painting

Lot 48: Van Marcke cows in landscape painting

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Description: ca. 1870; oil on panel of cows in the landscape painted in French Barbizon style by Emil van Marcke (studied under Troyon) in an ornate gold frame, 14"x 17"; 23"x 26" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- untouched condition, typical grime; Frame- some loss on lower edge & top

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Dutch winter scene

Lot 49: Dutch winter scene

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Description: ca. 1980; figures working and skating on a frozen river with a windmill in the background having an illegible signature in a contemporary frame, 16"x 24"; 21"x 29" framed;

Condition Report: Good, restored condition with small abrasions on lower right; on left of painting near frame & in the sky left of center

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English pastoral scene

Lot 50: English pastoral scene

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Description: ca. 1860; unsigned oil on linen landscape with wagon loaded with logs, several figures and a stream in a gold frame with "James Cloughlin, Liverpool" guilder/carver on reverse, 16"x 24"; 23"x 32" framed;

Condition Report: Painting- relined older restoration; Frame- minimal loss at corners

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