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Auction Description for Sotheby's: Important Americana including Property from the Collection of Joan Oestreich Kend

Important Americana including Property from the Collection of Joan Oestreich Kend (235 Lots)

by Sotheby's


235 lots with images

January 21, 2017

Live Auction

New York, NY, USA

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SHELDON PECK (1797 - 1868) | Young Woman in Paneled Room

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Description: oil on wood panel

Condition Report: Panel is largely free of warping, cupping, and cracks, scattered inpainting. Period frame: 31 3/4 by 29 1/4 inchesIn response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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PIECEWORK COLLAGE, MID-19TH CENTURY |

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Description: signed Emily E. Walker with a small cartouche of birds, cotton and linen appliqué on linen, highlighted with watercolor; comprised of central compote of flowers, surmounted by a bird, and surrounded by a floral wreath.

Condition Report: Light toning (slightly darker at the margins), minor scattered foxing. Antique gilt frame: 20 by 20 inches.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, LATE 18TH CENTURY | Portrait of Queen Charlotte

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Description: watercolor

Condition Report: On laid paper, even toning, 1/2 inch loss on her proper left forearm. Period frame with original black paint: 8 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY | Portrait of a Family

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Description: watercolor

Condition Report: Laid paper, even toning. In an antique frame: 7 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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FINE AND RARE CARVED MAHOGANY 'WAR OF 1812' CAKE BOARD, NEW YORK STATE, CIRCA 1830 |

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Description: marked M. Hall and initialed H.P.

Condition Report: Two minor age cracks on the front side.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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AMERICAN CARVED AND PAINTED SOLDIER WHIRLIGIG, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: Wood

Condition Report: Original green, white and black paint. Wear commensurate with age. Lacking something from the top of his hat.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BLUE-PAINTED HANGING WALL POCKET, LATE 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: painted wood

Condition Report: Three glued repairs on lower crest, two on upper, all simply re-glued using original materials.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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IMPORTANT GILT AND PAINTED MOLDED COPPER GODDESS OF LIBERTY WITH FLAG WEATHERVANE, POSSIBLY BY J.L. MOTT IRONWORKS, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880 |

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Description: hollow bodied figure with one outstretched arm, the other hand holding a red, white and blue-painted American flag.

Condition Report: Original, weathered gilt surface. Red, white and blue paint on the flag and sash with craquelure and flaking. Minor seam separations. Very slight crack on one side of the neck. Mounted on a modern stand.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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AMERICAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY | Boy in Red Dress Holding a Crop and Flowers

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Description: canvas stamped Prepared by P. CAPFE. NEW YORK.

Condition Report: Lined, replaced stretcher, scattered inpainting. 35 by 30 inches with period frame.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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VERY FINE AND RARE RED-PAINTED 'PIPE-STEMMED' COMB-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, CIRCA 1770 |

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Description: with original red over green paint.

Condition Report: Old, stable crack in the mid-rail of the back, on the proper right side, at the second spindle from the end.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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AMERICAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY | Green and Red Grapes with Peach, Pear and Strawberries: Theorem Painting Still Life

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Description: watercolor on paper, in paint-decorated frame

Condition Report: Light, even toning with scattered minor foxing and staining. Period decorated frame measures 20 by 20 1/2 in.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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FINE FEDERAL PAINT-DECORATED PINE TWO-DRAWER BLANKET CHEST, EASTERN NEW YORK STATE, CIRCA 1810 |

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Description: chest over two drawers raised on cut-out bracket feet.

Condition Report: Paint appears original, replaced brasses, evidence of a later added interior shelf or tray that has since been removed.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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REDWARE LOAF DISH, PENNSYLVANIA, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: with manganese decoration in a cruciform pattern.

Condition Report: Minor rim chips.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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SLIP-DECORATED REDWARE PLATTER, PENNSYLVANIA, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: inscribed Wildey.

Condition Report: Rim chips, a few spots of slip glaze loss.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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THREE PIECES OF REDWARE, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: comprising two jugs and a plate.

Condition Report: Each with minor chips. Height of smaller jug: 4 1/2 inches. Diameter of plate: 6 1/4 inches.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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TWO REDWARE PLATES, PENNSYLVANIA, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: Clay

Condition Report: Each with minor rim chips. Diameter of smaller: 8 inches.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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REDWARE SLIP-DECORATED LOAF DISH, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1825 |

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Description: Clay

Condition Report: Chips to rim (including one large chip), 2 inch tight line at the rim.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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REDWARE MUG, PENNSYLVANIA, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: with a dripped manganese glaze.

Condition Report: Minor flakes to rim and foot.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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REDWARE TWO-HANDLED CROCK, ATTRIBUTED TO ROCHESTER POTTERY, ONTARIO COUNTY, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1820 |

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Description: decorated with brown, green and beige slip.

Condition Report: Minor chips to rim and foot.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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PAIR OF CAST-IRON SUNBURST FIGURAL ANDIRONS, BRADLEY AND HUBBARD, CIRCA 1886 |

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Description: marked Patented August 24, 1886 and B&H.

Condition Report: Light corrosion.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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CAST-IRON POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED 'JENNY LIND' DRESSING GLASS, AMERICAN, CIRCA 1880 |

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Description: Iron and Glass

Condition Report: Original polychrome paint, mirror glass is replaced.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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AMERICAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY | Portrait of a Girl in a Red Dress Holding a Rose and a Boy in a Gray Dress

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Description: indistinctly inscribed and titled on the reverse.

Condition Report: Repaired tear, scattered inpainting. Period frame: 32 1/4 by 28 inches.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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FINE BROWN-PAINTED WINDSOR BAMBOO-TURNED SETTEE, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1810 |
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FINE FEDERAL RED-PAINTED PINE HUTCH TABLE, NEW YORK STATE, CIRCA 1810 |

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Description: a generously sized top with ovolo corners over a base with a hinge-lidded compartment, and supported by brass casters.

Condition Report: Old red paint with a good, dry surface.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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WILLIAM AND MARY BROWN-PAINTED MAPLE SLAT-BACK ARMCHAIR, NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1770 |

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Description: with five shaped slats and turned finials.

Condition Report: Brown paint is early or original and exhibits a dry surface, one slat with losses, replaced seat.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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PAIR OF TINNED SHEET-IRON AND BRASS 'WEDDING RING' HOG SCRAPER CANDLESTICKS, ENGLAND, CIRCA 1825 |

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Description: marked SHAW at the thumb lever.

Condition Report: Retain tabs and push-ups. Wear commensurate with age.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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PINE CORNER WALL BOX, NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1820 |

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Description: with an unusual bowed and shaped front.

Condition Report: Original stained finish, old tin reinforcement to the age crack in the back.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GREEN-PAINTED PINE BLANKET CHEST, NEW YORK STATE, CIRCA 1800 |

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Description:  six-board chest with an applied shaped skirt, and raised on cut-out feet.

Condition Report: Replaced hinges, old green paint over an earlier blue.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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WILLIAM MATTHEW PRIOR (1806 - 1873) | Blond-Haired Boy Seated in a Child’s Rocker Holding a Whip, Girl in Red Dress with Eyelet Pantaloons and Red Shoes with a Black Dachshund:  A Double Portrait

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: Lined, replaced stretcher. There is significant minor inpainting throughout the painting. The girl's dress has significant speckled inpainting. There is an 1 inch area of inpainting in the proper right jaw of the girl. The proper left ear of the dog also has approximately 3/4 inches of inpainting.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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VERY FINE MOLDED COPPER FOX WEATHERVANE, L.W. CUSHING & SONS, WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1892 |

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Description: hollow-bodied fox in full run, with a fine verdigris surface with traces of original gilt on the belly.

Condition Report: Original, weathered, verdigris surface with traces of original gilt on the belly. A few minor seam splits, possibly some minor re-smoldering.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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RARE GILT MOLDED COPPER AUTOMOBILE WEATHERVANE, CIRCA 1910 |

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Description: flattened hollow body of unusual construction and resembling a 1903 Cadillac Tonneau.

Condition Report: Traces of gilt and verdigris surface remain, a few minor dents, losses to the horizontal copper tube.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GILT AND COPPER COCKEREL WEATHERVANE, J. HOWARD & CO., BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1860 | Gilt Zinc and Copper Cockerel Weathervane

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Description: cast zinc body of flattened form with a sheet copper tail.

Condition Report: Weathered surface with traces of gilt and verdigris.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GILT MOLDED COPPER COW WEATHERVANE, CIRCA 1880 | Gilt Molded Copper Cow Weathervane

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Description: full-bodied form, including head with applied ears, and retaining its original gilt surface.

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GILT MOLDED COPPER 'BLACKHAWK' HORSE WEATHERVANE, LATE 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: hollow-bodied trotting horse with crimped copper mane.

Condition Report: Compression damage to the tail and the top of the head, some re-soldering to the top of the head, retains old gild and verdigris surface.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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CHIPPENDALE PARCEL-GILT AND MAHOGANY LOOKING GLASS, ENGLAND, CIRCA 1750 |

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Description: Parcel-Gilt and Mahogany

Condition Report: Losses to gilt liner, age cracks to veneer.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BROWN-PAINTED PINE HANGING SHELF, NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1825 |

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Description: with a single drawer and elaborate scroll-cut decoration.

Condition Report: Brown paint is early or original. "Whale tail" on the proper right of the crest is cracked and repaired; the tail on the proper left side is cracked and currently fragile.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GROUP OF THREE PAINT-DECORATED SHORE BIRDS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: the tallest is signed IHP on the underside.

Condition Report: Tallest with shot scars. Smaller birds are 10 inches high.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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CHARLES C. HOFMANN (1821 - 1882) | View of the Alms Hospital and Surroundings in Berks Co. Penna, Taken from the East Side, September 13th, 1873

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Description: signed C. HOFMANNtitled below image, and below that: Directors of the Poor 1873-74: Henry Ammon. Michael Goodman. Samuel Strank. Clerk: Michael Fisher. Steward: Silas W. Fisher. Second Steward: Michael Rightmaier.

Condition Report: Replaced frame, lined, craquelure, scattered inpainting (including a few small repaired tears).In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY MAPLE SLAT-BACK MUSHROOM POMMELED ARMCHAIR, NORWICH AREA, CONNECTICUT, CIRCA 1720 |

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Description: with three notched slats and turned finials.

Condition Report: Old refinish, replaced rush seat, now with losses.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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FINE CHIPPENDALE RED-PAINTED MAPLE CHEST OF DRAWERS, NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1785 |

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Description: with four graduated drawers resting on bracket feet, and appears to have never had had pulls.

Condition Report: Replaced drawer supports, wear commensurate with age. Old or original red paint with a good, dry surface. case width: 16 3/4 in. case depth: 16 3/4 in.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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ASSEMBLED SET OF EIGHT QUEEN ANNE BLACK-PAINTED AND CARVED MAPLE SIDE CHAIRS, CONNECTICUT OR MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1750 |

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Description: with carved crests and vasiform splats and resting on Spanish feet.

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ASSEMBLED SET OF SIX QUEEN ANNE BLACK-PAINTED AND CARVED MAPLE SIDE CHAIRS, CONNECTICUT OR MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1750 |

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Description:  with carved crests and vasiform splats and resting on Spanish feet.

Condition Report: Wear commensurate with age and use. One example with repair to back leg, patched from bottom up, about 4 inches in length. One Spanish foot with 1 inch repair at base. One rush seat with four strands broken a front center of seat. One chair with 1/2 inch repair to proper left crest rail/stile joint. The shortest chair having a chip out of the proper front left seat rail. One chair's stile support broken, but restored. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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CHIPPENDALE PARCEL-GILT AND MAHOGANY LOOKING GLASS, JOHN ELLIOTT, JR., PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1775 |

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Description: retains the original John Elliott label on the back board.

Condition Report: Pieced repairs to upper right and left ears, veneer cracks.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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QUEEN ANNE WALNUT LOOKING GLASS, ENGLAND, CIRCA 1740 |

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Description: Walnut

Condition Report: Minor loss to proper right ear, expected cracks to the frame.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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TWO BATTERSEA TIE-BACKS, ENGLAND, EARLY 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: with a woman leaning upon an anchor, awaiting the return of a sailor.

Condition Report: Each with peripheral hairlines.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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HENRY CHURCH (1836 - 1908) | Bountiful Table

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Description: inscribed H. Church Blacksmith.

Condition Report: Several repaired tears, scattered inpainting. Replaced frame.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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CLARK VORHEES (1911-1980) | A Pair of Carved Wooden Whales

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Description: impressed mark C. VORHEES together with the carver's logo on the back; includes an orca and a bottlenose dolphin.

Condition Report: The orca's lower jaw is pieced but appears as originally made.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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CLARK VORHEES (1911-1980) | A Pair of Carved Wooden Whales

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Description: impressed mark C. VORHEES together with the carver's logo on the back; includes a right whale and a humpback whale.

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CLARK VORHEES (1911-1980) | A Group of Three Carved Wooden Whales

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Description: impressed mark C. VORHEES together with the carver's logo on the back; includes a sperm whale, a finback whale and a narwhal.

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VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY SLANT-FRONT DESK, ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN OR JONATHAN TOWNSEND, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, CIRCA 1770 |

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Description: indistinct chalk inscription to the underside of the third long drawer.

Condition Report: Secondary woods include tulip poplar and chestnut.Pulls replaced. Patch to top at latch. Very minor lip repairs.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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