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Auction Description for Skinner: American Furniture & Decorative Arts

American Furniture & Decorative Arts

(792 Lots)

by Skinner


792 lots with images

October 28, 2012

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

Miniature Brass Sextant, by Dollond, London, late 18th - early 19th century, with scale engraved 0-140, sliding index arm marked

Lot 1: Miniature Brass Sextant, by Dollond, London, late 18th - early 19th century, with scale engraved 0-140, sliding index arm marked "Dollo

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Description: Miniature Brass Sextant, by Dollond, London, late 18th - early 19th century, with scale engraved 0-140, sliding index arm marked "Dollond London" with folding magnifier and thumbscrew lock, peephole sight, mirror, shades and folding mahogany handle, in a shagreen case, ht. with handle extended 2 3/8, dia. 2 5/8, case ht. 1 3/8, dia. 3 1/2 in.

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Silhouette of a Young Woman in a Red-painted Frame, America, early 19th century, hollow-cut portrait backed with black fabric, (stain,

Lot 2: Silhouette of a Young Woman in a Red-painted Frame, America, early 19th century, hollow-cut portrait backed with black fabric, (stain,

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Description: Silhouette of a Young Woman in a Red-painted Frame, America, early 19th century, hollow-cut portrait backed with black fabric, (stain, toning), 4 x 3 1/4 in., under a yellow, green, and black reverse-painted glass mat, in a molded red-painted pine frame.

Condition Report: A little of the mat paint is flaking on the bottom

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Framed Miniature Family Record and Cut Paper Doll Composition, America, early 19th century, a cut-paper figure of a lady with cutout an

Lot 3: Framed Miniature Family Record and Cut Paper Doll Composition, America, early 19th century, a cut-paper figure of a lady with cutout an

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Description: Framed Miniature Family Record and Cut Paper Doll Composition, America, early 19th century, a cut-paper figure of a lady with cutout and ink details, juxtaposed on a very small c. 1823 family record inscribed in ink on paper, in a period green-painted molded wood frame, 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. overall.

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Framed Silhouette of a Gentleman in a Masonic Reverse-painted Glass Mat, America, early 19th century, hollow-cut silhouette of a young

Lot 4: Framed Silhouette of a Gentleman in a Masonic Reverse-painted Glass Mat, America, early 19th century, hollow-cut silhouette of a young

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Description: Framed Silhouette of a Gentleman in a Masonic Reverse-painted Glass Mat, America, early 19th century, hollow-cut silhouette of a young man in a reverse-painted mat with oval aperture with red, black, and gilt eglomise border, with Masonic five-point stars and square and compass in the corners, (toning, spots of flaking and paint loss to painted background), 5 7/8 x 5 in., in a period molded wood frame.

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Two Painted Wooden Firkins, America, 19th century, stave and bentwood hoop constructed firkins with covers and swing handles, one round

Lot 5: Two Painted Wooden Firkins, America, 19th century, stave and bentwood hoop constructed firkins with covers and swing handles, one round

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Description: Two Painted Wooden Firkins, America, 19th century, stave and bentwood hoop constructed firkins with covers and swing handles, one round with a yellow-painted banner inscribed "G. CASSIA" on dark olive ground, the other oval, painted gray, (imperfections), ht. 12, 9 1/2 in.

Condition Report: The round firkin with break and loss to lower hoop joinery;

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