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Auction Description for Skinner: American Furniture & Decorative Arts

American Furniture & Decorative Arts

by Skinner


655 lots | 654 with images

October 27, 2013

The Heritage on the Garden

63 Park Plaza

Boston, MA, 02116 USA

Phone: +1 617 350 5400

Fax: +1 617 350 5429

Email: info@skinnerinc.com

Molded Copper Pineapple-form Architectural Finial, New England, late 19th century, molded and soldered sheet copper in the form of a pi

Lot 1: Molded Copper Pineapple-form Architectural Finial, New England, late 19th century, molded and soldered sheet copper in the form of a pi

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Description: Molded Copper Pineapple-form Architectural Finial, New England, late 19th century, molded and soldered sheet copper in the form of a pineapple, the symbol of hospitality, with scrolled foliage, mounted on a round, domed base, verdigris surface with traces of earlier paint, ht. 18, dia. 13 in. Provenance: Walters-Benisek, purchased in 1999.

Condition Report: Several dents to the pineapple, leaf tips, and base, a few seam separations. 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. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Floral-decorated Yellow-painted Lift-top Hanging Candle Box, paint decoration probably by Barbara Ebersol, Lancaster County, Pennsylvan

Lot 2: Floral-decorated Yellow-painted Lift-top Hanging Candle Box, paint decoration probably by Barbara Ebersol, Lancaster County, Pennsylvan

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Description: Floral-decorated Yellow-painted Lift-top Hanging Candle Box, paint decoration probably by Barbara Ebersol, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, c. 1860, rectangular box with arched backboard, slanted, bevel-edged, pintle-hinged lid, and canted front, the front polychrome decorated with a basket of flowers flanked by the initials "L" and "B," the arch and sides ornamented with blossoms, ht. 7 3/4, wd. 12 1/2, dp. 5 3/8 in. Provenance: Jim and Nancy Glazer, purchased in 1992. Literature: See Decorative Arts of the Amish of Lancaster County, by Daniel and Kathryn McCauley (Good Books, 1988), p. 24, for a similarly shaped and decorated wall box. Of that box, McCauley writes, "This example was owned by Simon (1819-1886) and Barbara (King) Zook (1824-1917), who were neighbors to the Ebersol family. According to family tradition, the box was decorated by Barbara Ebersol when the original red finish began to show wear. It is painted in the colors Ebersol favored early in her career."

Condition Report: 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. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Fancy Paint-decorated Lady's Sewing Box, probably Pennsylvania, c. 1830, with two small cased drawers on a large cased drawer with app

Lot 3: Fancy Paint-decorated Lady's Sewing Box, probably Pennsylvania, c. 1830, with two small cased drawers on a large cased drawer with app

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Description: Fancy Paint-decorated Lady's Sewing Box, probably Pennsylvania, c. 1830, with two small cased drawers on a large cased drawer with applied molding, supported on shaped bracket feet, painted yellow with an urn of flowers and two birds decorating the top, stylized blossoms decorating the sides, with red and green striped borders, the two small drawers with mahogany veneer fronts, the large drawer with a bird's-eye maple front centered with a mother-of-pearl disc, the drawers lined with early floral and geometric patterned wallpaper, the bottom of the large drawer inscribed in pencil: "Williom Kinzle Moud this," ht. 9, wd. 13 1/2, dp. 10 3/4 in. Provenance: James and Ruth O. Keene collection, indicated by the drawer sides bearing "K" inventory numbers (K 1063), and who presumably purchased it from Jesse Pavey, Birmingham, Michigan; James and Nancy Glazer, purchased in 1994.

Condition Report: Minor paint wear, craquelure on the surfaces. no evidence of retouch. 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. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Paint-decorated Bride's Box, Pennsylvania, c. 1820, oblong covered box with poplar top and bottom and lapped-seam constructed sides jo

Lot 4: Paint-decorated Bride's Box, Pennsylvania, c. 1820, oblong covered box with poplar top and bottom and lapped-seam constructed sides jo

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Description: Paint-decorated Bride's Box, Pennsylvania, c. 1820, oblong covered box with poplar top and bottom and lapped-seam constructed sides joined with flat tin staples, the exterior decorated with an arabesque pattern in gray with green and salmon dots on a creamy white ground, ht. 3 3/4, wd. 9, lg. 13 in. Provenance: Collection of Bob Burger; Walters-Benisek, purchased in 1996.

Condition Report: Some light staining around edge on on side of cover, scattered scuffs and paint losses especially some of the salmon dots. 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. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Paint-decorated Small Oval Covered Box, Leverett, Massachusetts, c. 1830, lapped-seam constructed box with pine top and bottom and mapl

Lot 5: Paint-decorated Small Oval Covered Box, Leverett, Massachusetts, c. 1830, lapped-seam constructed box with pine top and bottom and mapl

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Description: Paint-decorated Small Oval Covered Box, Leverett, Massachusetts, c. 1830, lapped-seam constructed box with pine top and bottom and maple sides, painted green with a red- and white-painted stylized flower painted on the top with red dot border, ht. 2 1/2, wd. 4 3/4, lg. 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Walters-Benisek, purchased in 2001.

Condition Report: Two small shrinkage cracks on one side of lid, small break on end of lid from peg, flakes of paint loss on sides. 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. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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