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Auction Description for LooLoo Design Auctions: American History & Decorative Arts

American History & Decorative Arts (63 Lots)

by LooLoo Design Auctions


63 lots with images

February 19, 2017

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American Aesthetic Movement Patinated, Mixed-Metals Ewer

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Description: Depicting Neptune on the front cartouche below the exaggerated crimped-edge spout, attached to decorative silver plate over brass garniture with a split handle terminating in creature heads, all supported by a base of two Dolphins surrounding the lower body above a white metal, tri-footed stand of shell and nature forms.  The patinated copper body of the ewer - a very deep purple/rose tone is in very good condition; the base and garniture show plating loss commensurate with age.  Measuring 20" high and spanning 10" at the top, this Ewer is a handsome example of the artistry, experimentation and flair of the 3rd quarter of the 19th C.  (Likely, one of a pair; from a Maryland estate.)

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Arts and Crafts Monel Metal Sea Serpent Door Handle

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Description: This full-formed serpent (French Style) door handle c1900-10 is cast of Monel Metal (also known as white brass) with a hammered finish on the body, measuring 4.5" in length, 2" high at tail and mounts 2" from the door.  A charming detail for the home décor, fits standard quarter-inch door spindles.

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14k Cameo and Gemstone Bracelet

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Description: This handsome Grand Tour style bracelet features a Ruby covered clasp marked 14k UJ with 7 approx .25 ct stones, three 1" x 1" links set with cameos, two .50" x 1" links set with approx. .75 ct Rubies, and ten small gold links featuring 3 Jade stones, 1 Amethyst stone, 3 Goldstone settings and 3 small cameos; all links separated by small gold balls and all strung on fine gold chain; also has safety chain, with clasp tongue marked 14k UJ.  Each link is 1/8" to ¼" in thickness and are hollow.  Total weight is 68.7 g (44.15 dwt) and is in very good condition.  From a RI estate.

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Handmade American Aesthetic Mixed-Metals Tray – Leaf Form w/Snail & Frog

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Description: This charming, heavy brass tray in the form of a leaf with curled stem appears to be hand made and retains some original silver plating.  It features a three-dimensional copper Frog and Snail and incised leaf veins over all.  There are no marks or signature so origin and artist is unknown.  13" x 17" x 1.5" at stem/handle; Used condition, Frog slightly flattened, solid construction.

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A Pair of 19thC Continental Mercury Glass Cornucopia Table Garniture

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Description: These blown and cut glass blue "Mercury Glass" vases with cut and polished design outside and under the lip, are mounted on white marble bases, held in place by brass mounts; Condition is very good with each vase measuring 8" high, 4.75" in diameter and mounted on marble bases measuring 4" x 6" x 1".  From the Scalamandre family estate.

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Ornate Tuffs Silver Plate Card Tray

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Description: A beautiful example of 19thC artistry, this 6.5" diameter footed card tray features an Acanthus leaf border surrounding a bed of roses centered with a square of Papyrus leaves between swirls of Sunflowers and standing 2" high on Acanthus Leaf feet; signed on the center bottom "James W. Tuffs, Boston, Warranted Quadruple Plate" #3137 and with the Tuffs mark of T within a four-pointed star.

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18k Gold Link Bracelet

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Description: This outstanding bracelet is constructed of pairs of textured gold links, each pair soldered together, then each pair linked together by a half-round polished link, one of which is the clasp and is marked 750, ITALY, 18k 212 AL within a ¼" disc mounted on the bottom of the clasp.  Condition is very good and the total weight is 51.7 dwt / 80.4 g.  From a RI estate.

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Karl Sterrer, Austrian Sculptor (1844-1918) Gilded Bronze Repousse Plaque

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Description: This large repousse plaque is signed K. Sterrer, LR and is titled “Luna”. It is framed in a much later frame from House of Heydenryk, E. 76th St., New York, NY and is in very good condition. Plaque measurements 10” x 21.24” with a depth of approx. 1”. From the Scalamandre family estate.

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Antique Cast Iron Elephant Doorstop

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Description: This handsome Elephant doorstop was made by both Bradley & Hubbard and Davison Co. in the early 20thC.  This example is unmarked, retains original paint, is in very good condition and weighs a hefty 11.6 pounds.  Measuring 10" high, 11" wide and 3" thick at base, is from a Rhode Island estate.

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Early 19th Century Cross & Well Sheffield Plate Footed Serving Platter

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Description: This is a very large serving platter featuring a Cross and Well motif.  The platter is early Sheffield plate with an applied Gadrooned border and with large 1.5" bun feet pinned to the four corners of the platter.  The platter dates to the early 19th century but has a much later presentation plate added to the underside which reads "To Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr., President M.S.T.A. 1958-1960, with the members' sincere appreciation".  The platter and plating is exquisite and in very good condition.  Measurements: 18.5" wide x 24.25" long and standing 1.75" high.  There is one spot of plating that is thin and appears to be a manufacturing flaw.  There are several worn spots on the underside commensurate with age.

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American Aesthetic Movement Patinated Mixed-Metals Mirror C 1880s

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Description: A rare and wonderful wall hanging mirror from the American Aesthetic period featuring a chipped-glass bordered mirror set slightly asque and appearing to burst through the red-orange patinated copper frame with curved and curled edges and repousse dots around the edge and then decorated in opposing corners with silver leaves and flowers; measuring 10.25" wide, 14" long and approx. 1" in depth overall; the back retains the original brass hanging ring and copper cover over mirror.  The condition is very good and the mirror shows very little deterioration.  Found in Massachusetts.

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Bigelow, Kennard & Co. Leaded Glass and Bronze Table Lamp

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Description: In the Pagoda style, this impressive 24" high leaded glass table lamp dates to the early 20th century. Although the manufacturer is not identified, the shade is marked Bigelow, Kennard & Co. Boston on an inside edge of the shade, which is made of firey Opaline glass and held at the top by a reticulated cap, in the Tiffany style. The shade is in excellent condition and measures 21" in diameter. The bronze base, in original finish, measures 9.5" in diameter at the feet, curving up to the platform base, then tapering up nearly two feet to support the elegant shade. This beautiful untouched leaded glass lamp has descended in the same RI family since its purchase.

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19th Century Paint Decorated Rubber Fire Bucket, Stoneham, Mass.

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Description: Raised mark on base reads: "Manufactured by the N. Hayward Co. Haywardville, Stoneham, Mass, D. Hayward's Patent 1854", with canvas covered rubber handle attached to iron strap around the top; hand decorated on one side with a round reserve depicting a burning house with three firemen spraying the house with water and one on a ladder at the right side of the house, within the  mustard-colored ring surrounding the reserve picture is lettered at the top:  believed to read "Go. E Hatfield" (difficult to read) and "No 1" at the bottom, with 1863 hand painted below the reserve.  The condition is very good, stands 12" high x 9" diameter; the handle is also in good condition with original attachment rings.

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Set of Six 19th Century Oversized Brass and Opaline Glass Tie-backs

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Description: Ex. Scalamandre Estate and previously the Estate of Tennessee Williams. In the mid-20th C the Scalamandre Fabric Company bought a townhouse on East 57th Street in New York City from the author and playwright Tennessee Williams. They used the townhouse as a studio and showroom. This set of six large tie-backs was in the Williams townhouse. The six matching tie-backs are in the form of Oak branches with acorns, terminating with large Opaline glass acorns capped with pressed brass caps. The original wall mounts are included. All pieces are in very good condition except for one which is missing the brass mount at the wall end of the tie-back and the glass acorn is cracked and has chips. (It appears that it was hit while on the wall and broke out a chip at the top and bottom with a crack in between. When turned to the wall the damage shows very little.) Overall measurements: 10.5” side to side, 5” at widest leaves and will extend 6” from the wall. From the Scalamandre family estate.

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William and Emily Shaen Dedication Plaque for 15 Upper Phillimore Gardens, London

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Description: William Shaen (1805-1887) was an Englishman of the mid-19th Century whose lifelong efforts to assist those less fortunate than himself effected dramatic changes in British and even Western culture. From a modest background, he grew to be a highly-respected man of the law. He likely would have had a great political career but chose instead to be a solicitor representing all the disenfranchised groups that were making their voices heard in Victorian England. Shaen was a tireless advocate for women's education, including the right for women to attend medical college, workingmen's rights, including adult education, women's property rights, child labor laws, women's suffrage, and even animal rights. He was also deeply religious and worked to bring together Eastern and Western philosophies while supporting native peoples across the vast British Empire. Shaen moved within best known social and artistic circles in London. His friends included John Ruskin, Charles Eastlake, William Morris, and all the great writers and artists of his day. One of his private clients was Elizabeth Gaskill, the famed novelist, and it was Shaen who had to diffuse the scandal surrounding the first printing of Gaskill's "Life of Charlotte Bronte" in which it was insinuated that the infamous "Mrs. Robinson" had seduced Bronte’s hapless brother. Elizabeth Gaskill introduced William Shaen to Emily Winkworth, and they married in 1851. Emily came from an educated family but the Shaens were still of quite modest means. By 1860 their station had improved and they ordered up a new house. This was not just any house, but one designed by Benjamin Woodward of Deane & Woodward, the most renowned residential architects of the day. The address is 15 Upper Phillimore Gardens, London, and the Shaen’s house is well documented by several accounts including Charles Eastlake who described it as "A curious example of a suburban villa residence treated to a certain extent in a Medieval spirit". The front is of red brick, with stepped gables. A picturesque staircase turret is on the right hand of the building, and a Venetian-looking balcony projects from one of the windows. It cost 3,000 pounds. In 1937 the house was totally re-built in ultra-modern style, and it must have been at that time that this important architectural artifact, the original homeowners’ dedication plaque [This lot], was rescued. It is a mosaic of white and dyed marble and gilded glass set onto a heavy slate backboard, hand-colored and hand-lettered, and representative of exactly what was happening in the early years of the English Arts & Crafts Movement. It measures 29” x 20” and is in near perfect condition. Beyond the artistic merit, however, is the profound message projected to the world: this project—and this property—was the joint effort and the joint investment of a man and a woman. English women had zero property rights until the 1870s (another cause in which Shaen was involved) and this plaque was public and profound testimony that for the Shaens, theirs was a marriage of equals. Equally important is their deference to God, seen in the verse lettered around the border. It is a beautiful dedication to He who looks over all things, both man-made and spiritual. Sadly, in the early 1870s, Emily was stricken with a spinal disease and was an invalid for the rest of her life. William continued to care for her and to give of his time and energy to both people and causes large and small. The survival of this proclamation is testimony to enduring integrity of art and personal dedication.

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14k Gold, Amethyst and Pearl Bracelet

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Description: This voluptuous 14k gold bracelet includes 7 one inch x 7/8" links of open filigree rectangles mounted with seed pearls strung on fine wire surrounding large, well-matched and deep purple Amethyst stones, each approximately 4 ct; The clasp is marked 14k, the condition is excellent, the safety chain is present and the total overall weight is 82.9 g / 53.3 dwt.  From a RI estate.

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Large 14k and Lapis Lazuli Scarab Necklace

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Description: This large and impressive Coronation Scarab of King Tut necklace was crafted of 14k gold and Lapis Lazuli by the Franklin Mint in 1977 and is an authentic re-creation of the 3300 year old scarab from the bracelets found on King Tut's mummy and that are now located in the Egyptian Museum.  This official issue from the Egyptian Museum is one of 1000 created in 1977.  The hallmark is located under the back end of the scarab and reads "FM 77 EM 14kt".  The total weight of the scarab, including the 16 inch 14k gold chain is 154.3 g / 99.20 dwt and is complete with the original inlaid Mahogany presentation case.  Every piece is in excellent condition and has been appraised by a GIA gemologist at $6000. From a RI estate.

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Cast Iron Deco Cat Doorstop by Hubley

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Description: One of the icons of doorstop collecting, this Deco style cast iron cat retains some green paint, believed original, and is stamped "Hubley" on the interior between the front feet; great condition and standing 10.5" high, is 5" wide and 3.5" front-to-back.

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Civil War Era 35 Star American Folk Flag

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Description: This large Civil War era flag is constructed of low thread count wool bunting in a plain weave with cotton muslin stars which are basted on and sewn on both sides.  The hoist end has two hand-worked grommets along with three hand-worked button holes between the grommets.  Both treadle sewing machine and hand stitching has been used in construction.  There are 35 stars and 13 stripes suggesting a vintage of 1861-63.  This flag was most likely hand-made for use in the private sector, rather than any military use...the size being too large for the military.  Flags of this type were most often homemade to be hung in home and store windows to honor the military.  The condition is commensurate with the age with areas where stars are loose, fiber separation in the field of stars and some soiling.  The dimensions: the hoist end is 69.5" across; the field is 35" x 42.5"; the length is 88" with the probability of the right end being trimmed and resewn to clean up a worn and tattered end.  Consigned by a descendant of Emily Dickinson.

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Paul Narkiewicz, American (1937-) Watercolor from Italian Countryside Series

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Description: Paul Narkiewicz was born in 1937 in Easton, PA, and studied painting at the Philadelphia College of Art in the early 1960's. After moving to New York City in 1966, in addition to painting and sculpture, he also pursued printmaking and worked with many notable artists including Alex Katz, Red Grooms, Yvonne Jackette, and Romare Bearden. In 1987, along with Vito Acconci, Mark de Suvero, and Roberta Stackhouse, he created site-specific sculture as a part of the show "Walk On/Sit Down/Go Through" at the Socrates Sculpture Park on the East River. In 1981, Narkiewicz had a one-person show featuring his watercolors of the Italian countryside at Kornblee Gallery at 20 West 57th Street, coincidentally the same address as Laurence Miller Gallery. In 2010, Narkiewicz began to prolifically make intimately scaled ceramic sculptures. He debuted this body of work with the show Census in May 2015 at Laurence Miller Gallery. Narkiewicz was also in an exhibition “Small Things Considered” at the LM Gallery in 2016.* This landscape, from his Italian Countryside series, measures 11.5” x 15.5”, is in excellent condition and is signed and dated in pencil on the reverse, 1975 Paul Narkiewicz. Consigned by a private collector. *Re: Laurence Miller Gallery Website

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19th Century German Biedermeier Gothic Two- part Cabinet

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Description: 19th Century German Biedermeier Gothic Two- part Cabinet Made of burled Elm and Walnut, possibly Ash Veneer over fir. Has very ornate Gothic cornice on top. 49” wide x 19” deep x 92” high.

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American Aesthetic Movement Patinated, Mixed-Metals Mirror c 1880s

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Description: This very large American Aesthetic Movement patinated mixed-metals mirror is an outstanding example of the bold and experimental design movement developing in the third quarter of the 19th C. It’s big - 17” x 21” overall – it’s stunning with a bold red-orange patina’d, hand-cut and hammered border centered with an applied-in-relief silver-plate framed, hand-beveled mirror, and it is all original, including an ornate silver-plated brass support and hanging loop on the back. The silver-plate mirror frame features an opposing scalloped vertical border with diagonal folded corners with rope and floral elements, and squared, reticulated corners with scrolled elements. The mirror is in very good condition.

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Corbin Monkey Door Handle

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Description: A bronze door handle in the form of a monkey, made by Corbin Special Hardware c. 1915. This whimsical example of decorative builders’ hardware was originally created for Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago. The building was a gift from LaVerne Noyes in memory of his wife. Ida Noyes Hall is distinctly Gothic in form and decoration, and although the monkey motif is an odd addition, the impish face that forms the plinth on which he sits, ties everything together nicely. Mrs. Noyes was a world traveler, but no one knows the inspiration for the inclusion of monkeys on the door handles and on the carved newel post of the main stairway. The handle measures 5.75” long and extends 2.5” from the door. Note the fine old patina. Excellent condition. A very scarce collector piece.

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Pair English Silver Plate Serving Trays by Ellis-Barker

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Description: A very fine pair of large English silver plate on copper serving trays, each with 2” wide reticulated galleries bordered with thick grape clusters, vines and leaves, all sitting on four large feet decorated with a large grape leaf. Trays measure 18” wide x 24” long (29” with handles); Tray 1 has good plating and is marked with the Ellis-Barker touch mark of a shell within a square and with England printed below; tray 2 is unmarked and shows more silver-plate wear, especially on tray surface.

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Sterling Silver Designer Necklace Suite:  Bjorn Weckstrom (1935) Designer

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Description: This four-piece sterling silver jewelry suite from the Finnish jewelry company, Lapponia was designed by Bjorn Weckstrom, c1960-70s. Björn Weckström (b. 1935) is a recognized jewelry artist and sculptor. He was the forerunner in designing sculpture-like jewelry for Lapponia Jewelry, Finland. His aim in designing silver pieces was to use silver to portray the snowy, Finnish winter landscape. Weckström´s main mission has always been in turning jewelry design into small-scale form of art and raise its profile on a par with that of modern sculpting. “A piece of jewelry is a miniature sculpture with the human body in the background. When I first began in the early 1960s, I wanted to turn jewelry design into small-scale form of art and raise its profile on a par with that of modern sculpting.” BW The suite is in like new condition and weighs at total 2.28 ozt and is from a Rhode Island estate. These designs are no longer in the Lapponia inventory.

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Paul Narkiewicz American (1937-) Watercolor from Italian Countryside Series

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Description: Paul Narkiewicz was born in 1937 in Easton, PA, and studied painting at the Philadelphia College of Art in the early 1960's. After moving to New York City in 1966, in addition to painting and sculpture, he also pursued printmaking and worked with many notable artists including Alex Katz, Red Grooms, Yvonne Jackette, and Romare Bearden. In 1987, along with Vito Acconci, Mark de Suvero, and Roberta Stackhouse, he created site-specific sculture as a part of the show "Walk On/Sit Down/Go Through" at the Socrates Sculpture Park on the East River. In 1981, Narkiewicz had a one-person show featuring his watercolors of the Italian countryside at Kornblee Gallery at 20 West 57th Street, coincidentally the same address as Laurence Miller Gallery. In 2010, Narkiewicz began to prolifically make intimately scaled ceramic sculptures. He debuted this body of work with the show Census in May 2015 at Laurence Miller Gallery. Narkiewicz was also in an exhibition “Small Things Considered” at the LM Gallery in 2016.* This landscape, from his Italian Countryside series, measures 11.5” x 15.5”, is in excellent condition and is signed and dated in pencil on the reverse, 1975 Paul Narkiewicz. Consigned by a private collector. *Re: Laurence Miller Gallery Website

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19th Century Gorham Sterling Silver Urn

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Description: A beautiful example of Gorham design artistry, this silver urn bears the last quarter of the 19th C marks of Gorham Mfg. Co, Providence, RI – a standing Lion, an Anchor within a square and the english script letter G, with 855 impressed below the touch marks. At the base of the neck is a cast border pattern; around the center and surrounding the base of the handles is hand done cut-work. The urn stands 7.5” high. Perched on the very top of the classical handles are single three-dimensional butterflies. Sadly, part of one wing on one butterfly is missing. Otherwise, the condition is very good. 8.255 ozt.

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American Aesthetic Store Door Handle

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Description: Fine bronze store door handle in the American Aesthetic taste; Marked Nashua Lock Co. on the reverse, and dating from the 1880s. This is one of the finest examples of Anglo-Japanese influenced American hardware, and includes every design element imaginable: an owl and a sparrow; sunflowers, poppies, bamboo, ferns, and papyrus; chevrons, mons, urns, sunbursts, and tassels. Note that even the back side of the handle is decorated. This Nashua handle is featured on page 281 of In Pursuit of Beauty, the catalog from the great 1987 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and on page 81 in A Brass Menagerie published with the exhibition “A Brass Menagerie: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement” presented by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. This example being offered has not been polished and retains a fine nut brown patina. It is cast in 3 pieces: two halves of the plate and the pull handle. Overall dimensions are 14.75” x 2.5”. It is complete with original nuts and the swing cover is intact.

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Early 19th Century English Sheffield Salver

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Description: This elegantly simple 7.75" diameter early Sheffield plate and footed salver with applied gadrooned lip is a very fine example of the earliest English Sheffield plating, which covered only one side of the copper; the underside being a tinned surface.  The salver and the silver plating is in quite good condition.  Each of the three 1" high, cast feet have been soldered onto the tray, with one foot having been re-soldered.  There are no maker's marks.

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Pair Antique Hand-Sculpted Composition Stone Lions

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Description: This is pair of very old sculpted stone, opposing lions. Both are male, with large manes, sitting on their haunches and with one paw raised and resting on a globe. The plinth is part of each sculpture. The surfaces show weathering but retain strong details. There are some areas of missing material but overall condition is very good. They were found in the garden of an important Newport “cottage”. They believed they were brought to the US sometime at the end of the 19th century. One lion measuring 30” high x 28” long x 12” wide; the second measuring 26” high x 28” long x 12” wide.

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Fine American Aesthetic Movement Electric Chandelier

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Description: A Brass chandelier in the American aesthetic taste, dating from the 1890s and attributed to Thackera & Sons of Philadelphia. An earlier version of this fixture is featured on page 282 of In Pursuit of Beauty, the catalog from the great 1987 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and on page 64 in A Brass Menagerie published with the exhibition “A Brass Menagerie: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement” presented by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. That chandelier, however, is a gas fixture, whereas this light was designed as an electric version and for a room with a lower ceiling. This is made clear by comparing the position of the arms that support the shades: on this light the cobra heads have been turned down, and the space for gas cocks (no longer needed) are therefore above rather than under the shade fitter. Research into this chandelier shows that the design evolved over probably a decade, with several earlier variations extant and this electric version undoubtedly being the last iteration. Measurements are approx. 33” x 40”. A few of the round crystals are missing in the images but we have proper replacements. We also have two additional matching shades (should you ever need them). The large cut glass drop crystal is original. Note also the original red brass tubing and patina, which is very difficult to duplicate. This chandelier has been re-wired and is in overall excellent condition.

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Sawdust & Papier Mache` Critter w/ Glass Eyes

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Description: A very unusual lidded container in the form of a mouse or frog, constructed of sawdust and painted papier mache` and with glass eyes.  Guessing this is a frog, he is holding a white fan and is wearing a hat/lid in the shape of a lily pad.  The inside is in black paint, the outside body in dark brown, and the hat and fan were probably a cream color but now are darker and soiled due to age.  The overall height including the hat/lid is 7" with an approximately 5" diameter.  There are two old paper label remains on the bottom - one three-quarters gone and an almost whole label with a large numeral 3 in red print and hand lettered numbers in faded black ink, none of which makes much sense.  Estimated 3 - 4 cup interior capacity.  Good condition with paint loss and a vertical crack on the right side and one cracked eye.

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19th Century Mahogany Biedermeier Secretaire Cylinder Desk

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Description: North German / Danish, Biedermeier Secretaire, Mahogany veneer over Fir, with a fitted interior and measuring 49 wide x 19 deep x 92 high.

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Gerard

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Description: DiFalco is a visual artist, encompassing Printmaking, Painting, Photography and Mixed Media, working in Philadelphia. He has exhibited extensively and worldwide and is represented by Absolute Arts Dot Com and Saatchi On Line. This oil on canvas is titled: “Apocalypse” DiFalco, Jerry 1998 printed on the canvas edge and is signed DiFalco on painting at lower right, measuring 37” high x 38” wide, (this painting has been removed from original stretcher; when stretched the sides/edges would also be painted with the deep blue background color); condition is very good. Consigned by a private collector and friend of the artist.

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Silver Plate Aesthetic Movement Inkwell paired with Advertising Letter Opener

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Description: This inkwell is a fine example of the combination of function combined with experimental design, mixing metals along with a bit of humor.  The tray is hammered brass with crimped and rolled edges that form the four feet; the natural theme is a fully-formed Buckeye with leaves on one corner, a leaf on the inkwell holder in the center and three dimensional beetle on another corner.  The silver plating that once covered the 7.25" diameter base and center mount is very worn and the well cover is missing though the hinge remains.  The leaves, bug and buckeye are in very good condition.  There are no marks, maker is unknown.  2.25" high at center.  Also offered in this lot is a 8.5" x 1" stamped brass advertising letter opener from the Joseph Marsico & Son Coppersmiths. Each side of the handle has a stamped plate attched which reads: "Joseph Marsico & Son Coppersmiths, Dyehouse & Chemical Works Our Specialty, Sher. 6282, Patterson, N.J."  The condition is very used, both plates are loose.  This company was probably quite active during Aesthetic Movement period.

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Architect's Sign

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Description: An early 20th Century custom hand-made sign for an architect’s firm featuring the sign support in the form of a T-square and drafting triangle made of copper clad iron; measuring 36” x 20.27” x 4.25” overall and being up to 1” in thickness, showing some weathering/patination, the soldered joints are in quite good condition. Hanging from the T-square support is a hefty painted wood sign in blues and white, with architectural design elements surrounding the area where the firm’s name, now removed, was painted. Overall sign measurements are 24.5” in width, 32.5” high x 2” thick. This is a very attractive piece and is in very good condition, ready for hanging.

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Early 19th Century Cherry American Chest-on-Chest

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Description: Standing on bucket feet, very good condition, all original parts and measuring 41 wide x 20 deep x 91 high.

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Sterling Silver S. Kirk & Son, Inc Cake Lifter

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Description: A handsome sterling silver cake lifter (have also seen this style referred to as a tomato server) in the Wadefield pattern, 1850, by S. Kirk & Son, Inc. for Shreve, Crump & Low Co., marked Sterling and weighing 2.595 ozt / 80.7 g.

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Gerard

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Description: DiFalco is a visual artist, encompassing Printmaking, Painting, Photography and Mixed Media, working in Philadelphia. He has exhibited extensively and worldwide and is represented by Absolute Arts Dot Com and Saatchi On Line. This untitled work is a mixed media of fibers and oil on canvas measuring 35” high x 35.5” wide, in mostly gold tones, is in very good condition and is off stretcher. Consigned by a private collector and friend of the artist.

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Early 19th Century Gilt Federal Bullseye Mirror

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Description: With a carved eagle pediment and in good condition, measuring 48" x 33".

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Three Sterling Silver Shell Form Spoons

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Description: The largest: Empire pattern by Whiting, 1892 with gold wash inside the bowl and is 7.24” long, marked W next to a standing lion and Pat Applied for and weighs 1.685 ozt. The 5.25” shell: Wadefield pattern, 1850, is marked S Kirk & Son, Sterling, weighs 1.0 ozt. The smallest shell, with twisted handle ending with a cross is stamped 925 and weighs .56 ozt. All are in very good condition; total weight 3.245 ozt / 11.9 g

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Early 19th Century Coin Silver Salver

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Description: A lovely oval, footed salver decorated with cut work scrolled floral designs, with a small beaded border and centered with lightly engraved monogram: TVP   (TVP).  Four .75” ornate feet are firmly attached to the outer edge of the underside, which is stamped with the mark: A.R & Co and COIN in two places. [Possibly Abner Reeder 1766-1841, NJ or Alexander & Riker, New York City.] The condition is good, showing only a couple little dents around the monogram and one on the rim and measures 7" x 9.25".

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14k Diamond and Ruby Ring

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Description: This 14k yellow gold ring is set with three diamonds, each approximately .33 ct, equaling approx. 1 ct, and bordered on the sides by six small rubies.  All stones are firmly set in white gold.  The ring is unmarked but tests for 14k and true brilliant cut diamonds; size 4.5.  From a Rhode Island estate.

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Shirley Venit Anger, American, Batik Birds

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Description: A collection of three birds, Batik on silk, each being mounted in a 5" x 7" Lucite box frame, two signed in the work.  Shirley graduated Cooper Union Art School, received her BS in Art Education from New York University and became an Educator at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and other schools, an Illustrator, a modernist and a renowned fiber and Batik artist of the late 20th C.  She won her first award in 1978 and continued with honors into the 1990s.  She was a prolific illustrator and artist.  This lot is a small sample of a SVA collection available for purchase which also includes exhibition letters, papers and programs, many photographs of her work, lists of honors and awards, her notes and photographs and other paintings and Batik art.  This lot is the three birds pictured.

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Two 14k Yellow Gold & Ruby Fancy Rings

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Description: Both rings are marked 14k inside the band and both are set with rubies, the July birthstone.  One ring has 10 approx. .25 ct matched stones arranged in a natural plant or leaf form and is size 6; the second ring has eight approx. 1/8 ct rubies and three smaller diamonds all set in yellow gold and each surrounded by a circle of beads of gold to show as flower-like forms which are mounted at various levels on rusticated stems that flow into the rusticated band, in size 4.  From a RI estate.

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Pastel Portraits of Admiral and Mrs. Henry Hewitt

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Description: Admiral Hewitt was the United States Navy commander of amphibious operations in north Africa and southern Europe through World War II. He helped plan and execute Operation Torch, the initial landing operation of 1942, and he was awarded the Navy Cross for his bravery and leadership during the invasion of Sicily. In 1944 Admiral Hewitt was then assigned responsibility for all Naval activities in connection with the invasion of southern France. Admiral Hewitt was born in 1887 and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1903. He married Floride Louise Hunt in 1913. During WW I he served with distinction and was awarded his first Navy Cross. After WW II Admiral Hewitt continued to serve his country in a variety of important positions. He retired a full Four Star Admiral after 43 years on duty. He passed away in 1972. These pastel portraits of Admiral Hewitt and his wife were drawn when he was a younger man. They are monogramed “FR” and dated 1939, at which time he was promoted to Rear Admiral. There is some foxing under the glass but otherwise the artwork and frames are in excellent condition. The portraits measure 19.5” x 25.5”. They were directly acquired from Admiral Hewitt’s family.

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Gorham Coin Silver Serving Spoon 1861, Grecian Pattern

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Description: Marked Patent 1861 and Coin on reverse neck, has a light gold wash inside bowl and has not been engraved; measures 8.5" in length and is in quite good condition, manufactured by Gorham, Providence, RI.

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George VI Sheffield Plate Card Tray

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Description: A charming, small Sheffield plate tri-footed George VI card tray with an applied Chippendale border, and with a hand-cut gadrooned outer-edge, standing on 1" ball and claw feet, in very good condition, being 5 7/8" in diameter and without touch marks.

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Jelly Belly Fish Pin - Trifari c 1940-50

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Description: A whimsical, rhinestone encrusted "Jelly Belly" fish brooch with a red caboshon eye; impressed Trifari on the back, in excellent condition, from a RI estate.

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Antique Georgian Rose Gold Ring C 1800

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Description: A simple hand made rose gold setting holding an approximately ¾ ct rose cut diamond comes from a Rhode Island estate.  The size is 6.5, the condition is very good.

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