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Auction Description for Keno Auctions: American Furniture, Paintings Folk Art and Decorative Arts
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Auction Preview Dates/Times: January 19 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. January 20 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. January 21 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. January 22 9:00 a.m. - end of sale

American Furniture, Paintings Folk Art and Decorative Arts

by Keno Auctions


299 lots | 290 with images

January 22, 2013

980 Park Avenue at 84th Street

New York, NY, 10028 USA

Black Painted Queen Anne Heart and Crown Arm Chair

Lot 1: Black Painted Queen Anne Heart and Crown Arm Chair

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Description: Stratford area, Connecticut, 1765-1775 H. 47 ½ in. Literature: Literature: A nearly identical example is in the Silas Deane House, Wethersfield, Connecticut. Please see Robert F. Trent, "Heart and Crown Chairs", New Haven: New Haven Historical Society, 1977, pl. 17, p. 48. Condition: Retains old worn black paint over green paint. There is a very early repair to left hand scroll attached with early cut nails. Old split to front of crest rail. Replaced rush seat.Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500James (1912-1999) and Kathryn Abbe shared a passion for photography, each with well-established careers in the profession, as well as a love for art and antiques. They liked the juxtaposition of one object with another and the myriad effects of light. Each had a great eye that came in handy when they worked as a team. James Abbe was a well-known dealer in folk art and other quality Americana for many years and was known for his excellent taste. Kathryn, an identical twin and the author of several wonderful books, has lived a storied life as a photographer.

Condition Report: Retains old (19th century) black paint over green paint. There is a diagonal crack across the crest-rail( see detail photo 2 of crest) The second splat from the right has been replaced, probably in the 19th century. When it broke out, a small section of wood was lost from back side of the horizontal splat-shoe. A small gob of putty was applied to the base of the replacement splat at its juncture to the splat-shoe (see detail photo 4) There is a very early repair to left hand hold. rush seat is a replacement. Please note that although we do not normally note the fact that Feet are original, in this instance- given that early chairs such as this often have ended out ( replaced) feet-- we would like to state that the feet are indeed original. Please see image 6 for detail of front right foot.

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Gilt Copper Weathervane Depicting a Steer

Lot 2: Gilt Copper Weathervane Depicting a Steer

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Description: Probably L. W. Cushing & Sons Waltham, Massachusetts, second half 19th century H. 12 ¾ in.; L. 23 in.Estimate: $300 - $600James (1912-1999) and Kathryn Abbe shared a passion for photography, each with well-established careers in the profession, as well as a love for art and antiques. They liked the juxtaposition of one object with another and the myriad effects of light. Each had a great eye that came in handy when they worked as a team. James Abbe was a well-known dealer in folk art and other quality Americana for many years and was known for his excellent taste. Kathryn, an identical twin and the author of several wonderful books, has lived a storied life as a photographer.

Condition Report: Dents throughout and horns bent. Small crack on one horn, old patch to lower part of Steer's chest. Now on a modern wooden base.

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American School, First Quarter 19th Century

Lot 3: American School, First Quarter 19th Century

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Description: A Pair of Portraits Depicting Twin Girls in White Dresses Oil on canvas 18 x 16 inches (each)Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000James (1912-1999) and Kathryn Abbe shared a passion for photography, each with well-established careers in the profession, as well as a love for art and antiques. They liked the juxtaposition of one object with another and the myriad effects of light. Each had a great eye that came in handy when they worked as a team. James Abbe was a well-known dealer in folk art and other quality Americana for many years and was known for his excellent taste. Kathryn, an identical twin and the author of several wonderful books, has lived a storied life as a photographer.

Condition Report: Relined and stretched on original stretchers. Remarkably, the faces have no in-painting. Except for two minute spots on one sleeve of each girl, no inpainting on sitters.

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Painted Wood Tin and Iron Figure of a Rooster

Lot 4: Painted Wood Tin and Iron Figure of a Rooster

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Description: American, 1830-1890 H. 22 ½ in.; W. 25 ½ in. Probably once used as a roof ornament.Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500James (1912-1999) and Kathryn Abbe shared a passion for photography, each with well-established careers in the profession, as well as a love for art and antiques. They liked the juxtaposition of one object with another and the myriad effects of light. Each had a great eye that came in handy when they worked as a team. James Abbe was a well-known dealer in folk art and other quality Americana for many years and was known for his excellent taste. Kathryn, an identical twin and the author of several wonderful books, has lived a storied life as a photographer.

Condition Report: Paint loss, abrasion, etc., due to normal use and exposure to elements.

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Green and Yellow Painted Half Hull Model

Lot 5: Green and Yellow Painted Half Hull Model

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Description: American, circa 1843 With Painted Inscription: "Plymouth, 1843" H. 11 in.; L. 56 in.Estimate: $800 - $1,200James (1912-1999) and Kathryn Abbe shared a passion for photography, each with well-established careers in the profession, as well as a love for art and antiques. They liked the juxtaposition of one object with another and the myriad effects of light. Each had a great eye that came in handy when they worked as a team. James Abbe was a well-known dealer in folk art and other quality Americana for many years and was known for his excellent taste. Kathryn, an identical twin and the author of several wonderful books, has lived a storied life as a photographer.

Condition Report: Some losses to paint.

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