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Auction Description for Pacific Galleries: Fine Art & Antiques

Fine Art & Antiques

by Pacific Galleries

Platinum House

242 lots | 241 with images

June 8, 2014

Live Auction

241 South Lander Street

Seattle, WA, 98134 USA

Phone: 206-441-9990

Fax: 206.448.9677

Email: pacificgalleries@pacgal.com

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THREE STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURINES - Comprising Macbeth and Lady Macbeth marked on base

Lot 1: THREE STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURINES - Comprising Macbeth and Lady Macbeth marked on base "Old Staffordshire Ware England"; and a figure of...

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Description: THREE STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURINES - Comprising Macbeth and Lady Macbeth marked on base "Old Staffordshire Ware England"; and a figure of a scribe or poet writing on a tablet; marked "W" on the base. Condition good; firing flaws and some paint loss. First half 20th century. 8.5"H

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19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FLATBACK SPILL VASE - Shows two cavaliers in plumed hats and green jackets with a hound between them. Unm...

Lot 2: 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FLATBACK SPILL VASE - Shows two cavaliers in plumed hats and green jackets with a hound between them. Unm...

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Description: 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FLATBACK SPILL VASE - Shows two cavaliers in plumed hats and green jackets with a hound between them. Unmarked. Condition good to fair; structurally sound but cold paint flaking off; minor firing cracks on verso. 12"H x 8"W x 3"D

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19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURINE - Portrays a Scottish courting couple under a grape arbor. Cream colored with cold paint accents...

Lot 3: 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURINE - Portrays a Scottish courting couple under a grape arbor. Cream colored with cold paint accents...

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Description: 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURINE - Portrays a Scottish courting couple under a grape arbor. Cream colored with cold paint accents. Condition good; some paint loss and staining; faded gilding; small firing crack at base. 14"H x 9.5"W x 3"D.

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WOODEN BOX WITH M-O-P INLAY - Veneered rectangular box with carved wood key hole and mother-of-pearl inlay on corners and center. Hi...

Lot 4: WOODEN BOX WITH M-O-P INLAY - Veneered rectangular box with carved wood key hole and mother-of-pearl inlay on corners and center. Hi...

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Description: WOODEN BOX WITH M-O-P INLAY - Veneered rectangular box with carved wood key hole and mother-of-pearl inlay on corners and center. Hinged with felt base. Formerly a lap desk but missing cover and internal compartments. Condition as a box good to fair; several areas of wood loss on cover; grain slightly raised with tendency to show cracks. Unmarked. First half 20th century. 5"H x 14"W x 9.5"D

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UNION GUTTA PERCHA DAGUERREOTYPE CASE - The covers are in a memorial style with a raised figure of a young girl within a frame border

Lot 5: UNION GUTTA PERCHA DAGUERREOTYPE CASE - The covers are in a memorial style with a raised figure of a young girl within a frame border

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Description: UNION GUTTA PERCHA DAGUERREOTYPE CASE - The covers are in a memorial style with a raised figure of a young girl within a frame border. Interior contains two gilt inserts; one on the left is not original to the daguerreotype; the right indicates maker and date April 21.1857. The left has a loose paper insert with the name Ambrotype by S. Shattuck. Condition good. 3"H x 2.5"W.

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PORCELAIN PLAQUE PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN - After Wm Corden (1795-1867). Painted portrayal of a young woman with a harp dressed in ...

Lot 6: PORCELAIN PLAQUE PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN - After Wm Corden (1795-1867). Painted portrayal of a young woman with a harp dressed in ...

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Description: PORCELAIN PLAQUE PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN - After Wm Corden (1795-1867). Painted portrayal of a young woman with a harp dressed in the style of the early 1800s. Notation on back in penciled copperplate style script reads "Bessie Huish - Lenton Abbey - Wm Corden Pinxit - 1824". Framed on 3 sides. Condition good 19th/Early 20th century. 6.5"H x 5.25"W

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COMPOSITION & WOOD FIGURE OF BABY JESUS - Molded and carved composition over wood portrayal of the Baby Jesus; possibly intended as...

Lot 7: COMPOSITION & WOOD FIGURE OF BABY JESUS - Molded and carved composition over wood portrayal of the Baby Jesus; possibly intended as...

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Description: COMPOSITION & WOOD FIGURE OF BABY JESUS - Molded and carved composition over wood portrayal of the Baby Jesus; possibly intended as a creche figure. Could be placed in a seated position via hole for prop. Peruvian per consignor. Unmarked. Condition fair; broken fingers; may have had glass eyes now painted; composition is cracked and shows crazing. First half 20th century. 15" long.

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PERUVIAN RETABLO OF VIRGIN MARY AND REVERSE PAINTED PORTRAIT OF JESUS - Cold painted Virgin and Baby Jesus in molded/carved relief

Lot 8: PERUVIAN RETABLO OF VIRGIN MARY AND REVERSE PAINTED PORTRAIT OF JESUS - Cold painted Virgin and Baby Jesus in molded/carved relief

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Description: PERUVIAN RETABLO OF VIRGIN MARY AND REVERSE PAINTED PORTRAIT OF JESUS - Cold painted Virgin and Baby Jesus in molded/carved relief inside hexagonal retablo with glass enclosures. Condition good to fair; door glass door missing; door separated from hinges; one other glass panel missing; one foot on base broken off. 15"H x 10"W x 4"D Reverse painting shows Jesus of the Sacred Heart. Some paint flaking, but condition good. 8"H x 5.5"W, framed. Both unmarked. Both first half 20th century.

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HERBERTO JUAREZ (1932-2008, Mexico) SCULPTURE - Bronze of matador and bull bronze attributed to artist Herberto Juarez. A bullfighte...

Lot 9: HERBERTO JUAREZ (1932-2008, Mexico) SCULPTURE - Bronze of matador and bull bronze attributed to artist Herberto Juarez. A bullfighte...

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Description: HERBERTO JUAREZ (1932-2008, Mexico) SCULPTURE - Bronze of matador and bull bronze attributed to artist Herberto Juarez. A bullfighter as a young man, Juarez's ring experience is evident in his matador sculptures. This bull is inscribed with "59" and initials (possibly HJ or DF), mounted on a 2"H wood base. A paper label (in Spanish) notes Heriberto Juarez as artist, "1966" and "No 228." Small brass plate affixed to base with "Heriberto Juarez Mexican 1934." No full signature seen on bronze. Condition good; dusty. 6.5"H x 10"W x 6"D

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VINTAGE CAST IRON

Lot 10: VINTAGE CAST IRON "SOUVENIR CHICAGO STOCKYARDS" PIGGY BANK - Seated pig with a copper wash and a long snout inscribed "Souvenir Chic...

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Description: VINTAGE CAST IRON "SOUVENIR CHICAGO STOCKYARDS" PIGGY BANK - Seated pig with a copper wash and a long snout inscribed "Souvenir Chicago Stockyard"; money slot on seam back of neck. Original screw holds bank together; when unscrewed pig splits into two halves for money retrieval. Condition good; some loss and discoloration of copper finish. 1940-1950s era. 5.75"H x 10"W x 3.25"D, approx 5+ lbs.

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CAST IRON MECHANICAL ARTILLERY BANK - Bronze electrolytic finish and rectangular coin trap. Likely patented by Shephard Hardware Buf...

Lot 11: CAST IRON MECHANICAL ARTILLERY BANK - Bronze electrolytic finish and rectangular coin trap. Likely patented by Shephard Hardware Buf...

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Description: CAST IRON MECHANICAL ARTILLERY BANK - Bronze electrolytic finish and rectangular coin trap. Likely patented by Shephard Hardware Buffalo, NY. Bank has a soldier in Civil War uniform, a tower and a mortar. When mortar lever is pulled down soldier's arm is raised; a penny placed in the mortar is propelled into the adjacent tower. Condition good to fair; works but missing base of coin trap; bronze finish worn off in places; no key; some rust on base. Stamped "Pat May 31, 1892". 6.25"H x 8"W x 3"D

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CAST IRON

Lot 12: CAST IRON "TRICK DOG" MECHANICAL BANK - Identified as made by Hubley, but no apparent marks

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Description: CAST IRON "TRICK DOG" MECHANICAL BANK - Identified as made by Hubley, but no apparent marks. Rectangular base with "Trick Dog" in raised letters. A colorful clown holds a wire hoop. A coin is placed in dog's mouth; when lever is depressed dog springs forward, jumps through hoop and deposits the coin in barrel. Condition good; works, original paint; plastic replacement part secures clown to base; coin trap plate taped to base; no key; crazing, paint discoloration. 1920 7.25"H x 8.75"D x 3.25"D

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO CARVED WOOD KUBA MASK - The wooden helmet mask is one of twenty different types of masks used among...

Lot 13: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO CARVED WOOD KUBA MASK - The wooden helmet mask is one of twenty different types of masks used among...

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Description: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO CARVED WOOD KUBA MASK - The wooden helmet mask is one of twenty different types of masks used among the Kuba. Heavily decorated with geometric surface designs and ornamented with a carved bird representation. Fact sheet accompanies mask. Condition good. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 15"H x 9.5"W

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NIGERIAN CARVED WOOD IBIBIO MASK - Known as a

Lot 14: NIGERIAN CARVED WOOD IBIBIO MASK - Known as a "mfon" mask used during daytime burial festivities to honor the recent dead. Typically...

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Description: NIGERIAN CARVED WOOD IBIBIO MASK - Known as a "mfon" mask used during daytime burial festivities to honor the recent dead. Typically decorated in white/yellow and considered good and beautiful, mfon masks represent the souls of people whose lives were productive and unblemished. Fact sheet accompanies mask. Condition good. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 12"H x 6.5"W

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CARVED WOOD FANG MASK - From Gabon, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea

Lot 15: CARVED WOOD FANG MASK - From Gabon, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea

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Description: CARVED WOOD FANG MASK - From Gabon, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Linked with the dead and ancestor lineage, this elongated Fang mask was once painted white with facial features outlined in black. Heart shaped with a long fine nose. Practicing a cult devoted to ancestor worship, purpose was to seek protection from the deceased and to recruit their aid. Fact sheet accompanies mask. Condition good; paint worn off. Late 19th, early 20th century. 16"H x 8"W

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NIGERIAN CARVED WOOD IGBO MASK - Painted chalk white this mask represents unspecified spirits of the dead which form a vast communit...

Lot 16: NIGERIAN CARVED WOOD IGBO MASK - Painted chalk white this mask represents unspecified spirits of the dead which form a vast communit...

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Description: NIGERIAN CARVED WOOD IGBO MASK - Painted chalk white this mask represents unspecified spirits of the dead which form a vast community of souls. Igbo masks are used in a variety of dramas such as sacred rituals, initiation and burials Fact sheet accompanies mask. Condition good. Late 19th/Early 20th century.

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DOGON CARVED WOOD GRAINERY DOOR - Used to seal granaries and shrines; human figures carved in relief are shown on a panel of this do...

Lot 17: DOGON CARVED WOOD GRAINERY DOOR - Used to seal granaries and shrines; human figures carved in relief are shown on a panel of this do...

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Description: DOGON CARVED WOOD GRAINERY DOOR - Used to seal granaries and shrines; human figures carved in relief are shown on a panel of this door. Carved granary doors with human and animal figures are becoming rare as Islam has come into the Dogon area displacing traditional beliefs and symbolism. Fact sheet provided with Dogon door. Condition good; rounded edges show use. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 9.5"H x 8"W

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AFRICAN TRIBAL ART: CARVED WOOD DOGON FIGURE - From Mali/Burkina Faso. This serene carving of a man portrays a seated figure with a...

Lot 18: AFRICAN TRIBAL ART: CARVED WOOD DOGON FIGURE - From Mali/Burkina Faso. This serene carving of a man portrays a seated figure with a...

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Description: AFRICAN TRIBAL ART: CARVED WOOD DOGON FIGURE - From Mali/Burkina Faso. This serene carving of a man portrays a seated figure with a forearm resting on drawn-up knees. One hand is draped languidly while the other hand grasps the wrist. Emphasis is on geometric form. Fact sheet accompanies carving. Condition good. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 13"H

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NEAR EASTERN LATE BRONZE AGE DAGGER BLADE - Slender triangular blade with central mid rib, flat pierced tang designed for insertion...

Lot 19: NEAR EASTERN LATE BRONZE AGE DAGGER BLADE - Slender triangular blade with central mid rib, flat pierced tang designed for insertion...

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Description: NEAR EASTERN LATE BRONZE AGE DAGGER BLADE - Slender triangular blade with central mid rib, flat pierced tang designed for insertion into a wooden pole. Originally would be found in ancient burial site of a Persian warrior. Verdigris patina. Fact sheet included. Condition good; unrestored. Provenance: Former Collection of CF Funes, NYC, acquired 1960s-1980s. (Note; ArtAncient bought majority of ancient weaponry from Funes Collection). Late Bronze Age (1200-800 BC). 12.5"L

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SET OF SIX NEAR EASTERN LATE BRONZE AGE SPEAR AND ARROW POINTS - The two larger points are triangular form with a prominent central ...

Lot 20: SET OF SIX NEAR EASTERN LATE BRONZE AGE SPEAR AND ARROW POINTS - The two larger points are triangular form with a prominent central ...

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Description: SET OF SIX NEAR EASTERN LATE BRONZE AGE SPEAR AND ARROW POINTS - The two larger points are triangular form with a prominent central mid-rib and both with square sided tang. Three arrow points are 3-sided with hollow central shaft. Sixth point is flat with a slender tang. Points like these were used by early cultures of Babylonia, Assyria and Anatolia. Condition good; unrestored. Provenance: Ex-British collection acquired 1970s. Dating to Late Bronze Age (1200-800 BC). 5" to 0.75" long.

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THOMAS KINKADE (1958-2012, CA) GICLEE ON CANVAS - The lithograph titled

Lot 21: THOMAS KINKADE (1958-2012, CA) GICLEE ON CANVAS - The lithograph titled "Twilight Vista" is signed at lower left, numbered 937/3950,...

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Description: THOMAS KINKADE (1958-2012, CA) GICLEE ON CANVAS - The lithograph titled "Twilight Vista" is signed at lower left, numbered 937/3950, and depicts a mountain landscape. Provenance: Thomas Kinkade Gallery, HI. Includes Certificate of Authenticity. Condition good. Published 1999. 32.5" x 44.5" framed. Additional shipping and handling required.

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WILLIAM

Lot 22: WILLIAM "BILL" DUNLAP (1944- , MS) LITHOGRAPH - This print on paper is pencil signed at lower right. Titled "Bull Bison," showing a...

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Description: WILLIAM "BILL" DUNLAP (1944- , MS) LITHOGRAPH - This print on paper is pencil signed at lower right. Titled "Bull Bison," showing a large bison near a tree. Artist Proof, inscribed on lower right, "For Julie and Bert on a great day." Condition good. Dated 1993. 35.5" x 46" framed.

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RAY ATKESON (1902-1990, OR) PHOTOGRAPH - Large format black and white photograph on paper, pencil signed lower right

Lot 23: RAY ATKESON (1902-1990, OR) PHOTOGRAPH - Large format black and white photograph on paper, pencil signed lower right

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Description: RAY ATKESON (1902-1990, OR) PHOTOGRAPH - Large format black and white photograph on paper, pencil signed lower right. Shows a winter scene with a skier and the mountains. Condition good to fair; scattered staining and surface wear. ca.1940. 29.5" x 37.5" framed.

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JOHN GOULD (1804-1881) HAND-COLORED PRINT - Lithograph printed on paper, titled

Lot 24: JOHN GOULD (1804-1881) HAND-COLORED PRINT - Lithograph printed on paper, titled "Surnia Funerea," picturing two birds

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Description: JOHN GOULD (1804-1881) HAND-COLORED PRINT - Lithograph printed on paper, titled "Surnia Funerea," picturing two birds. From "Birds of Europe." Condition good; minor toning. A page of text on the reverse is in fair to good condition. Late 19th century. 27" x 21" framed.

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MAP: ENGRAVING -

Lot 25: MAP: ENGRAVING - "Herefordshire," from the Best Authorities, in William Camden's "Britannia

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Description: MAP: ENGRAVING - "Herefordshire," from the Best Authorities, in William Camden's "Britannia." Condition good; fold line and toning. Restrike from late 19th, early 20th century. 34" x 30.5" framed.

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EQUESTRIAN LITHOGRAPH BY C.HUNT - Hand-colored lithograph on paper is titled

Lot 26: EQUESTRIAN LITHOGRAPH BY C.HUNT - Hand-colored lithograph on paper is titled "Faugh-a-Balagh" and depicts Henry Bell riding a horse....

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Description: EQUESTRIAN LITHOGRAPH BY C.HUNT - Hand-colored lithograph on paper is titled "Faugh-a-Balagh" and depicts Henry Bell riding a horse. Condition good. 20th century restrike. 27" x 32" framed.

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EUGENE ATGET (1857-1927, France) COLLOTYPE - Collotype print on paper from

Lot 27: EUGENE ATGET (1857-1927, France) COLLOTYPE - Collotype print on paper from "Photographe de Paris, 1930." Titled "Boutique aux Halles...

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Description: EUGENE ATGET (1857-1927, France) COLLOTYPE - Collotype print on paper from "Photographe de Paris, 1930." Titled "Boutique aux Halles," showing a storefront in that neighborhood. Condition good. Early 20th century. 14" x 17" framed.

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C.A. TURNER EQUESTRIAN LITHOGRAPH - The lithograph is plate signed and hand-colored, printed on paper, and shows a race horse and th...

Lot 28: C.A. TURNER EQUESTRIAN LITHOGRAPH - The lithograph is plate signed and hand-colored, printed on paper, and shows a race horse and th...

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Description: C.A. TURNER EQUESTRIAN LITHOGRAPH - The lithograph is plate signed and hand-colored, printed on paper, and shows a race horse and the rider H. Bell. Titled "Refraction, Winner of the Oaks Stakes at Epsom, 1845." Condition good. Restrike, 20th century. 30.5" x 35" framed.

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LAWRENCE BEALL SMITH (1909-1993, NY/WA, DC) LITHOGRAPH - Pencil signed and titled

Lot 29: LAWRENCE BEALL SMITH (1909-1993, NY/WA, DC) LITHOGRAPH - Pencil signed and titled "At the Institute," showing a man viewing a sculpt...

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Description: LAWRENCE BEALL SMITH (1909-1993, NY/WA, DC) LITHOGRAPH - Pencil signed and titled "At the Institute," showing a man viewing a sculpture. Inscribed at lower margin is "To Mary Ellen Dollease." Condition good; minor toning. Dated 1941. 21" x 17.5" framed.

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AGNES NANOGAK (1925-2001, Canada) STONECUT - This stonecut on paper is plate signed, titled in pencil and numbered 43/50. Titled

Lot 30: AGNES NANOGAK (1925-2001, Canada) STONECUT - This stonecut on paper is plate signed, titled in pencil and numbered 43/50. Titled "Ow...

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Description: AGNES NANOGAK (1925-2001, Canada) STONECUT - This stonecut on paper is plate signed, titled in pencil and numbered 43/50. Titled "Owl and Crane," it shows an owl and a large crane in red and navy colors. "Eskimo Western Arctic" written on lower margin. Condition good; water stain, lower center. Dated 1974. 23.5" x 29.5" framed.

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PAIR OF SIDE CABINETS - Semi-antique Louis XVI style with walnut structural components, satinwood matched veneers, three-quarter gal...

Lot 31: PAIR OF SIDE CABINETS - Semi-antique Louis XVI style with walnut structural components, satinwood matched veneers, three-quarter gal...

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Description: PAIR OF SIDE CABINETS - Semi-antique Louis XVI style with walnut structural components, satinwood matched veneers, three-quarter gallery rail tops, serpentine side walls and drawer fronts, brass hardware and cabriole legs with decorative brass shoes. Condition good with indications of vintage refinishing. Early 20th century. 30.5" x 19.5" x 12.5", each.

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SET FOUR PARLOR SIDE CHAIRS - Antique mahogany balloon-back style with relief carved and decorated stylized floral crests, carved hor..

Lot 32: SET FOUR PARLOR SIDE CHAIRS - Antique mahogany balloon-back style with relief carved and decorated stylized floral crests, carved hor..

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Description: SET FOUR PARLOR SIDE CHAIRS - Antique mahogany balloon-back style with relief carved and decorated stylized floral crests, carved horizontal back splats, relief carved skirting and cabriole legs with scrolled feet. Condition good to fair, with some repairs and later upholstery. Late 19th century. 35" x 19" x 23", each.

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SLANT-FRONT DESK - Chippendale-style African Stinkwood with fall-front writing surface to reveal fitted interior over bombe-profile...

Lot 33: SLANT-FRONT DESK - Chippendale-style African Stinkwood with fall-front writing surface to reveal fitted interior over bombe-profile...

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Description: SLANT-FRONT DESK - Chippendale-style African Stinkwood with fall-front writing surface to reveal fitted interior over bombe-profile lower compartment with three drawers, brass hardware and scalloped skirting with cabriole legs and ball-and-claw feet. Condition good. 43" x 32.5" x 22".

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LIFT-TOP BENCH - Chippendale-style South African Stinkwood with upholstered top, turned carry handles, interior storage, shaped skir...

Lot 34: LIFT-TOP BENCH - Chippendale-style South African Stinkwood with upholstered top, turned carry handles, interior storage, shaped skir...

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Description: LIFT-TOP BENCH - Chippendale-style South African Stinkwood with upholstered top, turned carry handles, interior storage, shaped skirting and cabriole legs with ball-and-claw feet. Condition good. Circa 1940. 22" x 44.5" x 18".

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BLANKET CHEST - , Chippendale-style South African Stinkwood with shaped molding, lift-top, original brass carry handles and hardware...

Lot 35: BLANKET CHEST - , Chippendale-style South African Stinkwood with shaped molding, lift-top, original brass carry handles and hardware...

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Description: BLANKET CHEST - , Chippendale-style South African Stinkwood with shaped molding, lift-top, original brass carry handles and hardware, grooved face, serpentine skirting and cabriole legs with ball-and-claw-feet. Condition good. Circa 1940. 25" x 39.5" x 19".

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BISHOP'S BENCH - Chippendale-style South African stinkwood with convertible top, scalloped skirtings, lift-top central storage and c..

Lot 36: BISHOP'S BENCH - Chippendale-style South African stinkwood with convertible top, scalloped skirtings, lift-top central storage and c..

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Description: BISHOP'S BENCH - Chippendale-style South African stinkwood with convertible top, scalloped skirtings, lift-top central storage and cabriole legs. Condition good. Circa 1920.

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TALL CASE CLOCK - Colonial-style South African Stinkwood with three-weight time-and-strike movement, brass face with roman numeral d...

Lot 37: TALL CASE CLOCK - Colonial-style South African Stinkwood with three-weight time-and-strike movement, brass face with roman numeral d...

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Description: TALL CASE CLOCK - Colonial-style South African Stinkwood with three-weight time-and-strike movement, brass face with roman numeral dial, glass doored waist compartment, and lower section with column-style accents and cabriole legs with ball-and-claw feet. Condition good. Circa 1940. 84" x 22" x 12.5".

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ADDENDUM: CARPET: HANDWOVEN

Lot 38: ADDENDUM: CARPET: HANDWOVEN "PLUSH KILIM" All wool with red field, contrasting natural brown longitudinal bars and braided fringe on...

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Description: ADDENDUM: CARPET: HANDWOVEN "PLUSH KILIM" All wool with red field, contrasting natural brown longitudinal bars and braided fringe one end. Condition good. Mid 20th century. 6'10" X 10'2".

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ADDENDUM: TEXTILE: REED MAT - Antique Moroccan reed and cotton cord with multiple rectilinear geometric forms in an alternating repe...

Lot 39: ADDENDUM: TEXTILE: REED MAT - Antique Moroccan reed and cotton cord with multiple rectilinear geometric forms in an alternating repe...

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Description: ADDENDUM: TEXTILE: REED MAT - Antique Moroccan reed and cotton cord with multiple rectilinear geometric forms in an alternating repeat. Condition good. Mid 19th century. 8'10" x 13'4".

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ADDENDUM; CARPET: BOKHARA - Wool on a cotton warp with multiple rows of traditional geometric guls on a pastel teal field surrounded...

Lot 40: ADDENDUM; CARPET: BOKHARA - Wool on a cotton warp with multiple rows of traditional geometric guls on a pastel teal field surrounded...

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Description: ADDENDUM; CARPET: BOKHARA - Wool on a cotton warp with multiple rows of traditional geometric guls on a pastel teal field surrounded by multiple geometric borders. Condition good to fair, with missing fringe and some discolorations. 20th century. 6'3" x 8'11".

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO CARVED WOOD KUBA MASK - Decorated with geometric surface designs emphasized with contrasts of color...

Lot 41: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO CARVED WOOD KUBA MASK - Decorated with geometric surface designs emphasized with contrasts of color...

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Description: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO CARVED WOOD KUBA MASK - Decorated with geometric surface designs emphasized with contrasts of color. Initiation rites and funerals provide important context for the making and wearing of Kuba masks. Fact sheet accompanies mask. Condition good. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 13"H x 9"W

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TSOGHO CARVED WOOD MASK - From the Ngounie province of Gabon whose people are known for their ability to conjure spirits from the af...

Lot 42: TSOGHO CARVED WOOD MASK - From the Ngounie province of Gabon whose people are known for their ability to conjure spirits from the af...

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Description: TSOGHO CARVED WOOD MASK - From the Ngounie province of Gabon whose people are known for their ability to conjure spirits from the afterworld. In appearance this mask displays strong cubist and geometric elements. Masks were typically worn by celebrated magicians and healers. Fact sheet accompanies mask. Condition good; wear at chin point as seen. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 14'H x 8"W

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LARGE CARVED WOOD FANG MASK - From Gabon, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea

Lot 43: LARGE CARVED WOOD FANG MASK - From Gabon, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea

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Description: LARGE CARVED WOOD FANG MASK - From Gabon, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea. Because of the white color of this mask it was likely linked with the dead and ancestors. Striking in its elongated form, fine thin nose and dental display; it is suggested this mask was intended for use by members of a secret society when hunting and punishing sorcerers. Small holes either side for a raffia cord Condition good; some cracking as seen. Late 19th, early 20th century. 19.5"H x 10.5"W

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CARVED WOOD OCEANIC PAPUA NEW GUINEA MALE ANCESTRAL FIGURE W/MASK - Large handcarved piece from Sepik River region representing a st...

Lot 44: CARVED WOOD OCEANIC PAPUA NEW GUINEA MALE ANCESTRAL FIGURE W/MASK - Large handcarved piece from Sepik River region representing a st...

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Description: CARVED WOOD OCEANIC PAPUA NEW GUINEA MALE ANCESTRAL FIGURE W/MASK - Large handcarved piece from Sepik River region representing a strong and virile ancestor. The face appears as a long mask with cowry shell eyes and raffia beard. The top of the mask has a second face; arms and fingers are disproportionally long; wrists and ankles have fiber bracelets. Fact sheet accompanies figure. Condition good; cracks and nicks as seen. Late 19th/Early 20th century.

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CARVED WOOD FANG FIGURE - From Gabon, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Standing female figure of solid proportion with bent legs, han...

Lot 45: CARVED WOOD FANG FIGURE - From Gabon, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Standing female figure of solid proportion with bent legs, han...

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Description: CARVED WOOD FANG FIGURE - From Gabon, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Standing female figure of solid proportion with bent legs, hands resting on knees and distended navel. The face has a high domed forehead with jutting chin and eyebrows meeting the nose bridge. Likely a fertility figure with an emphasis on ancestral lineage. Condition good; some cracking and wear; metal platelets missing from eyes. Early 19th/20th century. Approx 24"H

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AFRICAN TRIBAL ART; CARVED WOOD MAMBILA MASK - From Cameroon and Nigeria. Helmet mask representing a hybrid animal; a dog with open...

Lot 46: AFRICAN TRIBAL ART; CARVED WOOD MAMBILA MASK - From Cameroon and Nigeria. Helmet mask representing a hybrid animal; a dog with open...

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Description: AFRICAN TRIBAL ART; CARVED WOOD MAMBILA MASK - From Cameroon and Nigeria. Helmet mask representing a hybrid animal; a dog with open mouth, protruding eyes and horns bent backwards. Such masks used in ceremony and dance were central to the practice of ancestor worship and agrarian rites. Fact sheet accompanies mask. Condition good; wear commensurate with age and use. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 16" long x 6.25"W

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CARVED WOOD AFRICAN ANCESTOR FIGURE - Head is decorated with white clay, ochre and cowry shells

Lot 47: CARVED WOOD AFRICAN ANCESTOR FIGURE - Head is decorated with white clay, ochre and cowry shells

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Description: CARVED WOOD AFRICAN ANCESTOR FIGURE - Head is decorated with white clay, ochre and cowry shells. Having steel wool hair and beard. Affixed to a pole representing the body which is painted and adorned with raffia at the neck, wrists and ankles. Condition good commensurate with age; missing one cowrie shell eye; some cracking. Head is Late 19th/Early 20th century; body may be somewhat later. Combined height 75".( pole 67"H, head 8"H)

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AFRICAN TRIBAL ART: NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER FIGURE - Kongo peoples, DR Congo. Carved wood figure with inserted nails, wrapped fiber,...

Lot 48: AFRICAN TRIBAL ART: NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER FIGURE - Kongo peoples, DR Congo. Carved wood figure with inserted nails, wrapped fiber,...

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Description: AFRICAN TRIBAL ART: NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER FIGURE - Kongo peoples, DR Congo. Carved wood figure with inserted nails, wrapped fiber, shells and fabric that have been added over time. A Nikisi is regarded as a vessel for a spirit from the dead with power to heal, protect or punish. Condition good; commensurate with age. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 12"H

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AFRICAN TRIBAL ART: NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER FIGURE - Kongo peoples, DR Congo. Carved wood figure with inserted nails, wrapped fiber,...

Lot 49: AFRICAN TRIBAL ART: NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER FIGURE - Kongo peoples, DR Congo. Carved wood figure with inserted nails, wrapped fiber,...

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Description: AFRICAN TRIBAL ART: NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER FIGURE - Kongo peoples, DR Congo. Carved wood figure with inserted nails, wrapped fiber, shells and fabric that have been added over time. A Nikisi is regarded as a vessel for a spirit from the dead with power to heal, protect or punish. Condition good; commensurate with age. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 12"H

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO CARVED WOOD SALAMPASU MASK - An integral part of this warrior society, Salampasu tribesmen had to e...

Lot 50: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO CARVED WOOD SALAMPASU MASK - An integral part of this warrior society, Salampasu tribesmen had to e...

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Description: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO CARVED WOOD SALAMPASU MASK - An integral part of this warrior society, Salampasu tribesmen had to earn the right to wear a mask. This particular mask was intended for male initiation ceremonies; seen with bulging forehead, formidable teeth and triangular nose. Condition good. Late 19th/Early 20th century.

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