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Auction Description for Freeman's: American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts
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Friday, April 12th: 10am-5pm Saturday, April 13th: 10am-5pm Sunday, April 14th: 12pm-5pm Monday, April 15th: 10am-5pm Tuesday, April 16th: 10am-5pm Or by appointment

American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts

by Freeman's

Platinum House

350 lots with images

April 17, 2013

Live Auction

1808 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA, 19103 USA

Phone: +1 215.563.9275

Fax: +1 215.563.8236

Email: Info@freemansauction.com

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Rare thirteen star American Revolutionary Flag, hoist inscribed,

Lot 1: Rare thirteen star American Revolutionary Flag, hoist inscribed, "natt. ames. of england, march. 26 1784", Comprised of blue wool canto

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Description: Rare thirteen star American Revolutionary Flag hoist inscribed, "natt. ames. of england, march. 26 1784" Comprised of blue wool canton with thirteen 5-pointed white cotton stars in a 4-5-4 pattern appliqued on both sides, thirteen white and red wool stripes, cotton hoist, all hand-sewn with linen thread. 21 1/2 in. x 38 3/4 in. PROVENANCE: According to family tradition, the flag was found in a trunk belonging to Michael Patrick Patton (1870-1943) of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, a draper and decorator of flags for patriotic displays, by his great grandson. Born to John and Catherine Patton of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, Michael and most of his seven siblings worked at the Cardington Mills cotton cloth factory at nearby Cobb's Creek. Their jobs included weaving, dying, piecing and picking. At the time of Michael's marriage, his bride Julia Elizabeth Ruth, June 5, 1892, is listed as a weaver. In the early part of the 20th century Michael became involved in decorating buildings and large interiors such as large rooms in the Frankford Arsenal. It wasn't until the early 1960s that his trunk was passed on to his great grandson. Even then, the great grandson, who was occupied by making his way in life following his profession, took little interest in the trunk. At that time he recognized the piece as an American flag but took no real interest in its potential as an important piece of American history. It wasn't until he had retired that he realized what it was. He then began in earnest to pursue verifying that it was indeed an 18th century flag. He had the flag inspected and analyzed by McCrone Associates, Inc. of Westmont, Illinois and they concluded that this flag had all the characteristics of an 18th century flag. The owner has recently had it conserved and framed by a well-known textile conservator. The flag's hand written inscription is thought to have been made by Nathaniel Ames (1761-1863). Born in Killingly, Connecticut, Ames joined the New London County Militia at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War at the age of 17, and helped build Fort Griswold. He later joined the Connecticut Continental Army and served under Washington during the harsh winter at Morristown in 1780. Ames then joined the crew of a 16-gun brig, "Marquise de Lafayette" as a privateer and traveled to Holland and the West Indies. Upon its return in 1783, Ames signed onto another merchant ship going to the West Indies, this time under an English captain. This ship was captured and taken to Bermuda where the crew was held prisoner for three months. It is during this captivity that Ames supposedly signed and dated the flag. It is also possible that Ames was impressed onto a British ship for three more years at sea. Ames eventually became a farmer and Methodist minister in Oneida County, New York, until the age of 75 when he moved to a farm in Wisconsin. The flag is accompanied by photocopies of Ames's pension records from the National Archives, correspondence relating to his years of military service, a number of accounts of his life, photographs and transcriptions of interviews with Ames dating from December 11, 1832 and a June 28, 1833 during which he recounts his Revolutionary War service. Also included is a photocopy of "A Sketch of the Life of Nathaniel Ames as Dictated by him, the R.P. Main, Oregon, Wis," and an article from The Saturday Globe, March 5, 1898.

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Group of silver spoons, francis & felix thibault, philadelphia, pa, early 19th century, Comprising five tablespoons, eight teaspoons, a

Lot 3: Group of silver spoons, francis & felix thibault, philadelphia, pa, early 19th century, Comprising five tablespoons, eight teaspoons, a

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Description: Group of silver spoons francis & felix thibault, philadelphia, pa, early 19th century Comprising five tablespoons, eight teaspoons, and one salt/mustard spoon; together with one tablespoon by George Russell, Philadelphia, and one salt/mustard spoon by R. & W. Wilson, Philadelphia, all engraved with the Macalester clan coat-of-arms. Weight: 16 3/4 troy oz. PROVENANCE: Descended in the Macalester Family to present owner. Complete provenance available upon request.

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Impressive silver serving tray, abraham dubois (1738-1807), philadelphia, pa, Of oval form with reeded rim, raised on four scrolling pa

Lot 4: Impressive silver serving tray, abraham dubois (1738-1807), philadelphia, pa, Of oval form with reeded rim, raised on four scrolling pa

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Description: Impressive silver serving tray abraham dubois (1738-1807), philadelphia, pa Of oval form with reeded rim, raised on four scrolling palmette feet, with central monogram, "CAM" beneath the Macalester clan coat-of-arms. L: 15 in. Weight: 34 1/2 troy oz. PROVENANCE: Descended in the Macalester Family to present owner. Complete provenance available upon request.

Condition Report: Overall good condition with light tarnish, the tray with surface scuffs and scratches, with the most significant being above and to the left of the coat-of-arms (accompanied by what seems to be a very slight dent) and to the right side about 1/2 in. from the rim; scattered minor dents and dings, especially to rim and feet, consistent with age and use. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Impressive silver centerpiece bowl, thibault & brothers (active 1810-1835), philadelphia, pa, Of urn form, the everted rim overlaid wit

Lot 5: Impressive silver centerpiece bowl, thibault & brothers (active 1810-1835), philadelphia, pa, Of urn form, the everted rim overlaid wit

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Description: Impressive silver centerpiece bowl thibault & brothers (active 1810-1835), philadelphia, pa Of urn form, the everted rim overlaid with leaf and berry branches, issuing twin-handles modeled as bountiful cornucopia bouquets, on stepped circular pedestal foot with flower and foliage die-rolled rim, the body engraved with the Macalester clan coat-of-arms. Diam: 14 1/2 in. Weight: 50 troy oz. PROVENANCE: Descended in the Macalester Family to present owner. Complete provenance available upon request.

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Pair of early silver shoe buckles, john myers (active 1785-1804), philadelphia, pa, Of oval form, comprised of graduated, faceted lozen

Lot 6: Pair of early silver shoe buckles, john myers (active 1785-1804), philadelphia, pa, Of oval form, comprised of graduated, faceted lozen

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Description: Pair of early silver shoe buckles john myers (active 1785-1804), philadelphia, pa Of oval form, comprised of graduated, faceted lozenges, with metal latch prongs, further marked "E.T." and "XXXXXXII" to underside. L: 3 in. Total weight: 3 3/4 troy oz. PROVENANCE: Descended in the family to the present owner.

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Collection of coin silver spoons, various makers, second half 18th century and later, Comprising two tablespoons, Bancroft Woodcock, Wi

Lot 7: Collection of coin silver spoons, various makers, second half 18th century and later, Comprising two tablespoons, Bancroft Woodcock, Wi

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Description: Collection of coin silver spoons various makers, second half 18th century and later Comprising two tablespoons, Bancroft Woodcock, Wilmington, Delaware; two tablespoons, Thomas J. Megear, Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two tablespoons, Lowell & Senter, Portland, Maine; two tablespoons, Bard & Lamont, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one tablespoon, J. Doll, New York, New York; six tablespoons and one teaspoon, F. Curtis, Woodbury, Connecticut; seven teaspoons, R. & W. Wilson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; four teaspoons, Conrad Bard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; four teaspoons, Lewis Broomall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and one additional teaspoon, all with monogram. Weight: 32 1/4 troy oz.

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Silver tablespoon, asa blanchard (d. 1838), lexington, ky, Marked,

Lot 8: Silver tablespoon, asa blanchard (d. 1838), lexington, ky, Marked, "A. Blanchard" with eagle to back of handle, monogram.

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Description: Silver tablespoon asa blanchard (d. 1838), lexington, ky Marked, "A. Blanchard" with eagle to back of handle, monogram. Weight: 2 troy oz. PROVENANCE: Property of a Kentucky Lady.

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Silver ladle, rowland parry, philadelphia, pa, dated

Lot 9: Silver ladle, rowland parry, philadelphia, pa, dated "1807", With deep circular bowl, the handle engraved, "Beck 1807."

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Description: Silver ladle rowland parry, philadelphia, pa, dated "1807" With deep circular bowl, the handle engraved, "Beck 1807." L: 15 3/4 in. Weight: 7 1/4 troy oz. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of Alvin A. Rosenthal, New York, New York.

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Commemorative sterling silver inkstand, retailer's mark john wanamaker, early 20th century, In the 18th century style, with a large ba

Lot 10: Commemorative sterling silver inkstand, retailer's mark john wanamaker, early 20th century, In the 18th century style, with a large ba

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Description: Commemorative sterling silver inkstand retailer's mark john wanamaker, early 20th century In the 18th century style, with a large baluster-form quill pen holder with swing handle centering two conforming smaller pots for ink and blotting sand respectively, fitted upon oval stand with shell and scroll border, all raised on four scroll feet, the underside inscribed, "Replica of inkstand used at the signing of the Declaration of Independence of America from Rodman Wanamaker Philadelphia April 26th 1927." L: 10 1/4 in. Weight: 32 troy oz. PROVENANCE: Descended in the family from Albert Quell (1895-1983), a former Philadelphia realtor, to present owner.

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Small English silver coffee pot of American interest, thomas ducrow and sons, birmingham, 1946, Of typical form, engraved with the Seal

Lot 11: Small English silver coffee pot of American interest, thomas ducrow and sons, birmingham, 1946, Of typical form, engraved with the Seal

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Description: Small English silver coffee pot of American interest thomas ducrow and sons, birmingham, 1946 Of typical form, engraved with the Seal of the United States of America. H: 6 3/4 in. Weight: 12 1/2 troy oz.

Condition Report: Overall very good condition, with light tarnish and minor surface dings and scratches consistent with age and use, with a small cluster of dings near lower handle join; faint gouge approx. 1/4 in. under upper rim and three small ones on lid; minor dent to right side of lid; the handle with small ding where the finial of the lid hits the handle when lid is open. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Silver teapot, george aiken (1765-1832), baltimore, md, The urn-form body with beaded edges and loop pearwood handle on circular base a

Lot 12: Silver teapot, george aiken (1765-1832), baltimore, md, The urn-form body with beaded edges and loop pearwood handle on circular base a

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Description: Silver teapot george aiken (1765-1832), baltimore, md The urn-form body with beaded edges and loop pearwood handle on circular base atop square plinth, the lid with ball topped urn finial, the curved spout with fern chased tip; together with a corresponding covered sugar bowl by Charles L. Boehme (1774-1868) of Baltimore, Maryland, both monogrammed. H(s): 11 in. (teapot) and 10 1/2 in. (sugar bowl) Total Weight: 39 1/2 troy oz.

Condition Report: Handle of the tea pot has been repaired with a silver collar, the sugar bowl rocks slightly. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Silver syrup pitcher, retailer's mark for j.e. caldwell, philadelphia, pa, 19th century, Of urn form raised on a circular pedestal foo

Lot 13: Silver syrup pitcher, retailer's mark for j.e. caldwell, philadelphia, pa, 19th century, Of urn form raised on a circular pedestal foo

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Description: Silver syrup pitcher retailer's mark for j.e. caldwell, philadelphia, pa, 19th century Of urn form raised on a circular pedestal foot, with beaded and Greek key bands, urn form finial to hinged lid, and acanthus leaf thumbpiece. H: 9 in. Weight: 14 1/4 troy oz. PROVENANCE: Property of a Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania Gentleman.

Condition Report: Overall light tarnish, especially to recesses; minor dings throughout consistent with age and use, especially where lid finial hits thumbpiece when lid is opened, and to lower half of urn body; two small dents to pedestal foot. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Silver creamer and waste bowl, john curry (active 1825-1850), philadelphia, pa, Each with scrolling handle, the bodies with repeating l

Lot 14: Silver creamer and waste bowl, john curry (active 1825-1850), philadelphia, pa, Each with scrolling handle, the bodies with repeating l

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Description: Silver creamer and waste bowl john curry (active 1825-1850), philadelphia, pa Each with scrolling handle, the bodies with repeating leaf borders raised on stepped, circular plinths; the creamer with gardrooned upper rim, monogram. H: 7 1/4 in. Weight: 35 1/2 troy oz.

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Five piece silver tea service, samuel williamson (1772-1843), philadelphia, pa, Comprising a hot water pot, teapot, covered sugar bowl,

Lot 15: Five piece silver tea service, samuel williamson (1772-1843), philadelphia, pa, Comprising a hot water pot, teapot, covered sugar bowl,

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Description: Five piece silver tea service samuel williamson (1772-1843), philadelphia, pa Comprising a hot water pot, teapot, covered sugar bowl, creamer and waste bowl, each with gadrooned upper rim above lobed, oval body on twelve-sided stepped base, the teapot and hot water pot with shaped treen handles and hinged lids with urn form finials, the covered sugar with conforming removable lid, monogram. H: 10 1/2 in. (teapot). Total Weight: 89 troy oz.

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Four piece silver tea service, chaudron & rasch, philadelphia, pa, circa 1812, Comprising a hot water pot, teapot, covered sugar, and w

Lot 16: Four piece silver tea service, chaudron & rasch, philadelphia, pa, circa 1812, Comprising a hot water pot, teapot, covered sugar, and w

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Description: Four piece silver tea service chaudron & rasch, philadelphia, pa, circa 1812 Comprising a hot water pot, teapot, covered sugar, and waste bowl, each having a leaf and medallion band, lobed oval body above a stepped base and scalloped oval foot; together with a conforming silver plated creamer. H: 12 in. Total weight: 119 troy oz.

Condition Report: All pieces with old marks, scuffs, dings and scratches consistent with age and use. The service appears to have been laquered, resulting in rosy-gold overtones that do not diminish with polish; there is evidence of this laquer on the handle of the hot water pot, the underside of the waste bowl where the foot joins the body, and the exterior of the teapot near the foot. The interiors to the teapot and hot water pot both have an unusual matte finish, similar to a silver paint. The finial to the covered sugar, the foot to the hot water kettle, and one handle on the covered sugar are likely restored/reattached and the handles to the teapot and hot water kettle, replaced. The pins in the hinges to the hot water kettle and teapot lids are loose. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Four piece silver tea service, william thomson, new york, ny, early 19th century, Comprising a teapot, covered sugar, waste bowl and cr

Lot 17: Four piece silver tea service, william thomson, new york, ny, early 19th century, Comprising a teapot, covered sugar, waste bowl and cr

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Description: Four piece silver tea service william thomson, new york, ny, early 19th century Comprising a teapot, covered sugar, waste bowl and creamer, each with lobed body with egg-and-tongue bands, raised on conforming pedestal foot, the teapot and covered sugar with spherical chased floral basket finials to domed lids, monogram. H: 9 1/2 in. (teapot) Weight: 83 1/2 troy oz.

Condition Report: Teqa pot and waste bowl each with a few dents to "mellon" ribs, all with monogram MA on both sides. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Three piece silver tea service, peter chitry (1781-1861), new york, first quarter 19th century, Comprising a teapot, waste bowl and cre

Lot 18: Three piece silver tea service, peter chitry (1781-1861), new york, first quarter 19th century, Comprising a teapot, waste bowl and cre

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Description: Three piece silver tea service peter chitry (1781-1861), new york, first quarter 19th century Comprising a teapot, waste bowl and creamer, all with square-shaped handles, each lobed body with bands of fruiting grapevines on stippled ground, raised on a circular foot; the teapot with circular knop to hinged lid, curved spout, and ebony insulators, all pieces marked "P. Chitry" to underside, monogram. H: 10 in. (teapot) Total weight: 53 1/2 troy oz.

Condition Report: The service is in overall fine condition with overall light tarnish and old polish residue. All pieces have minor nicks and dings and faint surface scratches consistent with age and use. Both the waste bowl and the creamer have minor dents to the base rim. The waste bowl has about an inch long scratch to one of the body's lobes. The creamer has small dents to the handle and one larger dent to a lobe under the spout. The teapot has some nicks to the spout and a few small dents to the lid and to the lobe of the body near the spout. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Assembled three piece silver tea service, samuel kirk, baltimore, md, 1824 and 1830-1846, Comprising a teapot, covered sugar and creame

Lot 19: Assembled three piece silver tea service, samuel kirk, baltimore, md, 1824 and 1830-1846, Comprising a teapot, covered sugar and creame

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Description: Assembled three piece silver tea service samuel kirk, baltimore, md, 1824 and 1830-1846 Comprising a teapot, covered sugar and creamer, each of vase form with beaded and gadrooned rims, the teapot and covered sugar with blossom finials, the covered sugar with mask head joins beneath twin handles. H: 12 in. (teapot) Weight: 69 troy oz.

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Important Bonaparte Family silver wine coaster, s. kirk & son, baltimore, md, 1868-1896, The base of circular form with reeded edge, mo

Lot 20: Important Bonaparte Family silver wine coaster, s. kirk & son, baltimore, md, 1868-1896, The base of circular form with reeded edge, mo

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Description: Important Bonaparte Family silver wine coaster s. kirk & son, baltimore, md, 1868-1896 The base of circular form with reeded edge, mounted with six winged lion-paw monopediae supporting smaller, reeded ring, the base engraved with the Bonaparte Family coat-of-arms. Diam: 6 3/4 in. Total Weight: 13 1/4 troy oz. (includes wood base) PROVENANCE: Property of a Prominent Pennsylvania Collector.

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Silver covered butter dish, s. kirk & son, baltimore, md, 1846-1861, Of squat circular form with all-over repousse floral decoration ag

Lot 21: Silver covered butter dish, s. kirk & son, baltimore, md, 1846-1861, Of squat circular form with all-over repousse floral decoration ag

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Description: Silver covered butter dish s. kirk & son, baltimore, md, 1846-1861 Of squat circular form with all-over repousse floral decoration against a stippled ground, the removable domed lid topped with perched eagle finial, opening to reveal pierced liner, the body with two leaf-engraved handles, on circular foot, engraved coat-of-arms to lid, monogram to body. Weight: 19 troy oz.

Condition Report: Overall good condition, with light tarnish to interior and polish residue throughout, dent approx. 1 in. to foot ring, the lid sits a bit askew, very minor dings consistent with age and use. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Pair of silver repousse salt and pepper shakers, john c. moore and robert rait, new york, new york, first half 19th century,

Lot 22: Pair of silver repousse salt and pepper shakers, john c. moore and robert rait, new york, new york, first half 19th century, "Thistle"

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Description: Pair of silver repousse salt and pepper shakers john c. moore and robert rait, new york, new york, first half 19th century "Thistle" pattern; together with a corresponding repousse mustard pot, lacking liner. H: 6 in. Weight: 8 troy oz.

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Silver teapot, newell harding & co., boston, ma, first half 19th century, All-over finely engraved and chased with flowers, foliage and

Lot 23: Silver teapot, newell harding & co., boston, ma, first half 19th century, All-over finely engraved and chased with flowers, foliage and

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Description: Silver teapot newell harding & co., boston, ma, first half 19th century All-over finely engraved and chased with flowers, foliage and scrolls, the hinged lid with scalloped edge and acorn cluster finial above pyriform body with curved spout, the handle with acanthus thumbpiece and ivory insulators, monogram. H: 9 3/4 in. Total Weight: 24 1/2 troy oz.

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Silver pitcher, peter l. krider, philadelphia, pa, dated

Lot 24: Silver pitcher, peter l. krider, philadelphia, pa, dated "1860", With all-over repousse scroll and floral decoration, acanthus thumbpie

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Description: Silver pitcher peter l. krider, philadelphia, pa, dated "1860" With all-over repousse scroll and floral decoration, acanthus thumbpiece to lyriform handle, and twisted, beaded bands to spout, shoulder and foot, the body inscribed, "For Theo D. Wagner from his Clerks January 19th, 1860." H: 13 1/4 in. Weight: 25 1/4 troy oz.

Condition Report: Light surface tarnishing and polish residue build up, especially to recesses; minor dents, dings and surface scratches scattered throughout consistent with age and use; large dent to lower right of the body, upper left of the body along fruiting grapevine and to the pedestal foot (which causes the pitcher to stand slightly askew), smaller dents near monogram and near twisted mid-band. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Silver cake basket, r. & w. wilson, philadelphia, pa, first half 19th century, The swing handle with applied flower and foliage central

Lot 25: Silver cake basket, r. & w. wilson, philadelphia, pa, first half 19th century, The swing handle with applied flower and foliage central

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Description: Silver cake basket r. & w. wilson, philadelphia, pa, first half 19th century The swing handle with applied flower and foliage central panel, on a circular body with beaded upper rim, all raised on a stepped circular foot. Diam: 9 3/4 in. Weight: 28 1/4 troy oz.

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Four piece silver tea service, william l. adams, new york, ny, circa 1840, Comprising teapot, covered sugar, creamer and waste bowl, al

Lot 26: Four piece silver tea service, william l. adams, new york, ny, circa 1840, Comprising teapot, covered sugar, creamer and waste bowl, al

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Description: Four piece silver tea service william l. adams, new york, ny, circa 1840 Comprising teapot, covered sugar, creamer and waste bowl, all of octagonal form raised on scrolling feet and profusely engraved with scrolling motif, the teapot, covered sugar and creamer with scrolled handles, monogram. H: 9 1/2 in. (teapot) Weight: 84 troy oz.

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Sterling silver

Lot 27: Sterling silver "Bird's Nest" berry serving spoon, gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, circa 1865, With shaped bowl, the handle modeled a

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Description: Sterling silver "Bird's Nest" berry serving spoon gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, circa 1865 With shaped bowl, the handle modeled as a branch, terminating in claw supporting bird perched upon nest with eggs. L: 9 1/8 in. Weight: 2 1/2 troy oz.

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Sterling silver shovel server, gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, late 19th century, With bright cut engraving, a graduated string of bea

Lot 28: Sterling silver shovel server, gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, late 19th century, With bright cut engraving, a graduated string of bea

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Description: Sterling silver shovel server gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, late 19th century With bright cut engraving, a graduated string of beads leading from the shovel to a gently twisted handle. Weight: 3 1/4 troy oz.

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Sterling silver child's mug, gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, dated

Lot 29: Sterling silver child's mug, gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, dated "1868", With geometric banding along upper rim and base, the angul

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Description: Sterling silver child's mug gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, dated "1868" With geometric banding along upper rim and base, the angular handle topped with applied butterfly, the body with applied salamander resting on engraved lily pads above monogram and inscribed date, "Nov. 29, 1868." H: 3 1/2 in. Weight: approx. 6 troy oz. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of Maurice and Mary Hunt, Ocean City, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Overall light tarnish, minor dents and dings scattered throughout, especially to elbow and base of handle, upper and lower rims, and lower half of body, specifically on the underside near where the foot begins. Surface scratches across the inscribed date. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Egyptian Revival sterling silver master salt, gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, second half 19th century, The bowl with Greek key rim an

Lot 30: Egyptian Revival sterling silver master salt, gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, second half 19th century, The bowl with Greek key rim an

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Description: Egyptian Revival sterling silver master salt gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, second half 19th century The bowl with Greek key rim and three hinged handles, the base supported by three winged sphinxes. Diam: 3 1/4 in. Weight: 4 3/4 troy oz. PROVENANCE: Property of a Palisades estate.

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Sterling silver

Lot 31: Sterling silver "Turkish" coffee pot, gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, dated 1884, The reeded domed cover atop tapering, elongated neck

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Description: Sterling silver "Turkish" coffee pot gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, dated 1884 The reeded domed cover atop tapering, elongated neck, the body decorated with Orientalist designs and raised on circular foot, with curved spout and wicker-wrapped handle, monogram. H: 10 1/2 in. Total Weight: 20 3/4 troy oz.

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Four piece sterling silver repousse tea and coffee service, retailer's mark j.e. caldwell, philadelphia, pa, late 19th century, Compri

Lot 32: Four piece sterling silver repousse tea and coffee service, retailer's mark j.e. caldwell, philadelphia, pa, late 19th century, Compri

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Description: Four piece sterling silver repousse tea and coffee service retailer's mark j.e. caldwell, philadelphia, pa, late 19th century Comprising teapot, coffee pot, waste bowl and creamer, each of squat circular form with flower and foliage repousse bands, the handles and spouts modeled as branches wrapped with ivy vines, the creamer and waste bowl with vermeil interiors. H: 6 in. Total weight: 71 troy oz. PROVENANCE: Property of a Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania gentleman.

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Sterling silver fish service for twelve, tiffany and co., new york, ny, 1891-1902,

Lot 33: Sterling silver fish service for twelve, tiffany and co., new york, ny, 1891-1902, "Chrysanthemum" pattern, comprising twelve fish fork

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Description: Sterling silver fish service for twelve tiffany and co., new york, ny, 1891-1902 "Chrysanthemum" pattern, comprising twelve fish forks and twelve hollow handle fish knives. Weight: 23 troy oz.

Condition Report: Overall good condition, with minor surface tarnishing and small dents, dings and surface scratches consistent with age and use; three of the knives with minor dents to the rounded base of the handles, one of the forks with slightly inwardly bent tines. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Group of sterling silver flatware, tiffany and co., new york, ny, late 19th century,

Lot 34: Group of sterling silver flatware, tiffany and co., new york, ny, late 19th century, "Chrysanthemum" pattern, comprising six teaspoons,

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Description: Group of sterling silver flatware tiffany and co., new york, ny, late 19th century "Chrysanthemum" pattern, comprising six teaspoons, a small sugar sifter, and a berry server, the sifter and server with vermeil bowls, monogram. Weight: 12 3/4 troy oz.

Condition Report: Overall good condition, with surface tarnishing, especially to recesses, and small dents, dings, and surface scratches consistent with age and use. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Art Nouveau sterling silver amphora, tiffany and co., new york, ny, 1902-1907, Of bulbous form, the everted floriform rim above elongat

Lot 35: Art Nouveau sterling silver amphora, tiffany and co., new york, ny, 1902-1907, Of bulbous form, the everted floriform rim above elongat

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Description: Art Nouveau sterling silver amphora tiffany and co., new york, ny, 1902-1907 Of bulbous form, the everted floriform rim above elongated neck with applied undulating twin handles, the body with free-flowing flowering plants, the base drilled as lamp, monogram. H: 11 1/2 in. Weight: 26 1/2 troy oz. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of Maurice and Mary Hunt, Ocean City, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Overall very good condition, with crisp design, minor surface tarnishing, and very minor dings to lower half of body and to handles. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Large sterling silver centerpiece bowl, alvin corporation, providence, ri, late 19th/early 20th century, The ovoid body with everted, o

Lot 36: Large sterling silver centerpiece bowl, alvin corporation, providence, ri, late 19th/early 20th century, The ovoid body with everted, o

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Description: Large sterling silver centerpiece bowl alvin corporation, providence, ri, late 19th/early 20th century The ovoid body with everted, openwork rim of well cast fruiting grapevine, raised on conforming pedestal foot. Diam: 13 3/4 in. (excluding rim) Weight: approx. 118 troy oz.

Condition Report: Overall good condition, with surface tarnish and polish residue build-up, especially heavy in recesses of openwork rim; minor dings along underside of openwork rim and also under pedestal foot consistent with age and use; the bowl with faint surface scratches. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Significant silver-plated presentation soup tureen, 20th century, The fluted oval body with scrolling flower, leaf, and shell rim and t

Lot 37: Significant silver-plated presentation soup tureen, 20th century, The fluted oval body with scrolling flower, leaf, and shell rim and t

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Description: Significant silver-plated presentation soup tureen 20th century The fluted oval body with scrolling flower, leaf, and shell rim and two reeded acanthus bracket handles, all raised on four scroll and acanthus feet, surmounted by fluted and domed lid with twisted acanthus handle, the body engraved with family crest, the lid with Bryn Mawr Horse Show Association medallion above inscription: "Woodcrest Challenge Trophy presented by Mrs. John T. Dorrance, Light Weight Hunter Championship of the Bryn Mawr Horse Show Association" and also inscribed with list of winners 1937-1940; 1946, and with competition rules. L: 17 in. PROVENANCE: Property of a Prominent Pennsylvania Collector.

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General Peter Muhlenberg's hand-painted kidskin Masonic apron, philadelphia, pa, third quarter 18th century, Ink inscription on verso,

Lot 38: General Peter Muhlenberg's hand-painted kidskin Masonic apron, philadelphia, pa, third quarter 18th century, Ink inscription on verso,

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Description: General Peter Muhlenberg's hand-painted kidskin Masonic apron philadelphia, pa, third quarter 18th century Ink inscription on verso, "Royal Arch Mason Apron belonged to Gen. Peter Muhlenberg," of trapezoidal form with fold over flap, painted with a beribboned compass, sun and bridge with two men shaking hands, the bridge supported by two pillars. H: 16 1/2 in. W: 21 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: Descended in the Muhlenberg Family to the present owner. Minute books from Royal Arch Lodge No. 3 of Philadelphia record that in a meeting of the Lodge of Emergency, April 13, 1779, "Brethren P. Muhlenberg raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason."

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Embroidered silk Masonic apron and collar, possibly philadelphia, circa 1800, The apron of shield shape embroidered with silk, chenille

Lot 39: Embroidered silk Masonic apron and collar, possibly philadelphia, circa 1800, The apron of shield shape embroidered with silk, chenille

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Description: Embroidered silk Masonic apron and collar possibly philadelphia, circa 1800 The apron of shield shape embroidered with silk, chenille and metallic threads and sequins with acacia, star, crescent moon and sun enclosing the letter "G," the collar of velvet backed with iridescent silk with five stars, embroidered with metallic threads, sequins and hanging cast Apollo medallion. 15 1/2 in. x 14 in. PROVENANCE: According to family tradition, the apron and collar belonged to Peter Muhlenberg. Descended in the Muhlenberg family to the present owner.

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Brass and marble plaque with profile of George Washington, continental, early 19th century, Molded frame with porcelain rosettes enclos

Lot 40: Brass and marble plaque with profile of George Washington, continental, early 19th century, Molded frame with porcelain rosettes enclos

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Description: Brass and marble plaque with profile of George Washington continental, early 19th century Molded frame with porcelain rosettes enclosing brass profile portrait of Washington on a marble ground. 8 3/4 in. x 6 3/4 in.

Condition Report: gilt metal frame with some discoloration, three of the small ceramic rosettes with tiny chips, glass has small flake just to the left of bottom, the mottled marble with slight score lines from frame to profile Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Large French and Indian War engraved powder horn, inscribed,

Lot 41: Large French and Indian War engraved powder horn, inscribed, "hugh maclain," circa 1760, With a fluted and notch-carved spout, the body

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Description: Large French and Indian War engraved powder horn inscribed, "hugh maclain," circa 1760 With a fluted and notch-carved spout, the body inscribed at near end, "Hugh Maclain," and engraved with the British coat-of-arms; a map of New York and Northeastern rivers, cities and forts; and scattered devices including a smiling sun, moon, a turkey-like bird, dragon and figures of an Indian with a raised tomahawk and a Highlander with bonnet, kilt and knee-high stockings with a raised sword; identified place names include: New York, Albany, Amboy, "Shenaktady," Long Island, "Rhod Island" and Forts Johnson, Hunter, "Stillwrs," with other places initialized. The date "1702" is a later inscription. L: 13 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: The powder horn descended in a Philadelphia family to the present owners. Hugh Maclain, or "Maclean" as often spelled in the 18th century, was probably a member of the three companies of Maclean clansman raised by clan leader Allan Maclean to support the British effort against the French in North America, and arrived in May of 1758 as part of the 77th Regiment of Foot or Montgomeries Highlanders. Over 4,000 Scots served in the three Highland regiments during the French and Indian Wars (1755-1763): The 77th Regiment of Foot, the 42nd Regiment of Foot or the Black Watch, and the 78th Regiment of Foot or Fraser's Highlanders. While some muster roles for officers and surgeons exist, few remain for the rank and file soldier of this conflict. At the conclusion of the war, many Highlander veterans from all the regiments took land grants in America in lieu of returning to Scotland. It is interesting to note that a Hugh Maclean was living in Cumberland County, North Carolina in April of 1762. Furthermore, in the early years of the American Revolutionary War, the British raised the 84th Regiment of Foot or Royal Highland Emigrants from Highlander French and Indian War veterans living both in Scotland and in America. The muster rolls of the 84th list a Col. Hugh Mclean who served in the 77th Regiment and a Lieut. Hugh McLean.

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Potzdam musket, late 18th century, Flint lock firing mechanism with a round barrel, elaborate brass trigger guard and butt plate, birch

Lot 42: Potzdam musket, late 18th century, Flint lock firing mechanism with a round barrel, elaborate brass trigger guard and butt plate, birch

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Description: Potzdam musket late 18th century Flint lock firing mechanism with a round barrel, elaborate brass trigger guard and butt plate, birch ram rod, the stock is carved and the chamber with letters, "...TZDAMMAG..." and "D.S.E," the latter probably the owner's initials. L: 57 in.

Condition Report: The musket has been reconverted back to flintlock Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Pair of painted cast iron architectural eagles, dauphin county court house, harrisburg, pa, circa 1860, Each with outstretched wings pe

Lot 43: Pair of painted cast iron architectural eagles, dauphin county court house, harrisburg, pa, circa 1860, Each with outstretched wings pe

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Description: Pair of painted cast iron architectural eagles dauphin county court house, harrisburg, pa, circa 1860 Each with outstretched wings perched on spheres and circular bases. H: 24 in. PROVENANCE: Property from a Private Pennsylvania Collection.

Condition Report: Cast in two parts- eagle and orb, tail feathers of each with plugs where eagle likely attached to orb base, minor roughness to edges of base, paint wear. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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American School 19th century After Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), portrait of thomas jefferson (1743-1826), Oil on canvas, framed.

Lot 44: American School 19th century After Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), portrait of thomas jefferson (1743-1826), Oil on canvas, framed.

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Description: American School 19th century After Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860) portrait of thomas jefferson (1743-1826) Oil on canvas, framed. 27 in. x 22 in. (sight) PROVENANCE: Descended in the family to Samuel W. Taylor, Jr., Stamford, Connecticut to present owner.

Condition Report: Relined with new stretcher; fluoresces overall green under UV light; areas of scattered in-painting to background, and possibly to sitter's clothing, forehead and left cheek near ear. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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American School 19th century, portrait miniature of walker keith armistead (1785-1845) of virginia, Watercolor on ivory, gilt locket fr

Lot 45: American School 19th century, portrait miniature of walker keith armistead (1785-1845) of virginia, Watercolor on ivory, gilt locket fr

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Description: American School 19th century portrait miniature of walker keith armistead (1785-1845) of virginia Watercolor on ivory, gilt locket frame with braided hair verso and engraved with the initials "M.A.R." 2 5/8 in. x 2 in. PROVENANCE: Descended in the Armistead family to the present owner.

Condition Report: scattered tiny pigment loss to edges, underside of glass soiled. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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American School 19th century, portrait of john long, Oil on canvas, framed, hand-written note on verso of canvas,

Lot 46: American School 19th century, portrait of john long, Oil on canvas, framed, hand-written note on verso of canvas, "Loaned(?) by Edgar S

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Description: American School 19th century portrait of john long Oil on canvas, framed, hand-written note on verso of canvas, "Loaned(?) by Edgar Schieffelin, New York City. This is John Long-a good friend of my father's left to me from the Pearl Street House. Property of Effingham Schieffelin." 29 1/2 in. x 23 1/2 in. (sight) PROVENANCE: Son of noted merchant, druggist and Loyalist Jacob Schieffelin (1757-1835), Effingham Schieffelin (1791-1863) inherited his father's company along with two of his brothers in 1814 and renamed it H.H. Schieffelin & Co. The place of business was located at 194 Pearl Street, as listed and illustrated in American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record, Volume XXV. July to December, 1894, p. 167. Effingham later went on to become president of the Seventh Ward Bank, a lawyer and a Judge in the Marine Court. He married Mary Samler (1788-1870) in 1813 and their son, Edgar (d. 1903) was associated with the house of Schieffelin & Co.

Condition Report: Relined, craquelure, fluoresces overall green under UV light, areas of in-painting to jacket lapel and sitter's left arm and around edge. Small area of loss above sitter's left shoulder, approx. 1/4 in. in length. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Chippendale thirty-hour walnut tall case clock, david rittenhouse (1732-1796), east norriton township or philadelphia, circa 1765, The

Lot 47: Chippendale thirty-hour walnut tall case clock, david rittenhouse (1732-1796), east norriton township or philadelphia, circa 1765, The

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Description: Chippendale thirty-hour walnut tall case clock david rittenhouse (1732-1796), east norriton township or philadelphia, circa 1765 The hood with stepped cornice and turned corner columnettes enclosing a square glazed door opening to a brass face with applied cast ornaments at spandrels, roman and Arabic numerals, and inscribed, "David Rittenhouse," above a thumb molded arched door, plain plinth, and molded base. H: 80 1/2 in.

Condition Report: The sear board does not extend flush or beyond the waist boards upon which is sits. It is shy about 3/8 to 1/2 inch on each side. The case has been refinished; there is a crack in the base panel 2/3 of the way to the base. The right hand side of the cove molding between the waist and the base is loose. We make no warrantees as to whether the clock works. The feet are new. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Pair of Chippendale carved mahogany ribbon-back side chairs, philadelphia, pa, last quarter 18th century, Pierced serpentine crestrails

Lot 48: Pair of Chippendale carved mahogany ribbon-back side chairs, philadelphia, pa, last quarter 18th century, Pierced serpentine crestrails

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Description: Pair of Chippendale carved mahogany ribbon-back side chairs philadelphia, pa, last quarter 18th century Pierced serpentine crestrails with leaf carving, three conforming horizontal splats, trapezoidal seats with straight front rails, straight molded legs with "H" stretchers. H: 37 1/4 in. PROVENANCE: Property of a Pennsylvania Estate.

Condition Report: One chair with a spliced back leg, roughness to molded sides of front legs both chairs, one chair missing segment of rear left corner block. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Queen Anne mahogany dressing table, delaware valley, third quarter 18th century, The molded rectangular top with notched corners above

Lot 49: Queen Anne mahogany dressing table, delaware valley, third quarter 18th century, The molded rectangular top with notched corners above

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Description: Queen Anne mahogany dressing table delaware valley, third quarter 18th century The molded rectangular top with notched corners above arrangement of five beaded drawers, shaped apron on cabriole legs ending in Spanish feet. H: 32 1/2 in. W: 32 1/2 in. D: 19 3/4 in. PROVENANCE: Ex-collection: Katherine Prentiss Murphy. In the 1950s, the dressing table was on loan to the New York Historical Society when Mrs. Murphy was creating the "Murphy Rooms."

Condition Report: Discoloration and scuffs to top, glue blocks underside not original, age cracks to sides with fill, old break to side of apron, veneered facade with many patches, drawer fronts veneered- some with patches, old brasses, but probably not original, bottom of top right side drawer with burns. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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William and Mary white oak valuables chest, early 18th century, Rectangular top with applied molded edge with incised wrought iron hing

Lot 50: William and Mary white oak valuables chest, early 18th century, Rectangular top with applied molded edge with incised wrought iron hing

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Description: William and Mary white oak valuables chest early 18th century Rectangular top with applied molded edge with incised wrought iron hinges on a conforming base embellished with octagonal raised panels, wrought iron handles, molded base and turned bun feet. H: 13 1/4 in. W: 19 1/4 in. D: 13 3/4 in.

Condition Report: Some roughness and old mends to lid and base molding, lock plate missing from underside of lid, feet appear to be old- some insect damage to feet. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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William and Mary pine chest of drawers, early 18th century, Rectangular molded top above three drawers with applied molding, molded bas

Lot 50A: William and Mary pine chest of drawers, early 18th century, Rectangular molded top above three drawers with applied molding, molded bas

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Description: William and Mary pine chest of drawers early 18th century Rectangular molded top above three drawers with applied molding, molded base, double recessed panel sides, rectangular feet. H: 34 1/2 in. W: 38 3/4 in. D: 22 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: Property of a Haverford, Pennsylvania Estate.

Condition Report: Lid with repaced panel, many surface scratches and discoloration to lid, roughness, chips to lid molding, feet replaced, replaced brasses. Insect damge to drawer sides and some bottoms. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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