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Early American Antiques & Decorative Arts Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Auction

by Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers

Platinum House

534 lots

November 23, 2007

2690 Stratford Road

PO Box 369

Delaware, OH, 43015 USA

Phone: +1 740 362 4771

Fax: +1 740 363 0164

Email: info@garths.com

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Lot 1: HEPPLEWHITE BOWED SLANT-FRONT DESK. Probably

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Description: HEPPLEWHITE BOWED SLANT-FRONT DESK. Probably Worcester County, Massachusetts, ca. 1800. Mahogany and cherry with pine secondary wood. Bow-front form with four graduated drawers resting on a shaped skirt and French feet. Crossbanded inlay on the drawers and a satinwood diamond on the fallboard. The interior has three over five drawers over seven cubbyholes, three of which have drawers. Descended in the Sawyer family of Hudson and Bolton, Massachusetts. Retains an older finish with good color, minor imperfections. 44 1/2"h. 39"w. 19 1/2"d. 30 1/2" Writing height.

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Lot 2: HISTORICAL BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE VEGETABLE. England,

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Description: HISTORICAL BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE VEGETABLE. England, 1825-1835. State Arms of Virginia with floral border. Unmarked except for American eagle transfer. Made by Thomas Mayer. Glaze flakes. 10 1/2" x 12 1/2". 2 1/2"h.

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Lot 3: HISTORICAL BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE PLATE. England, ca.

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Description: HISTORICAL BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE PLATE. England, ca. 1820-1835. Dark blue transfer of "America and Independence" with a scalloped edge and States border. Impressed "Clews..." 8 3/4"d.

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Lot 4: MARYLAND SAMPLER. Ca. 1837. Silk on linen. Signed

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Description: MARYLAND SAMPLER. Ca. 1837. Silk on linen. Signed "Catherine Hauser Aged 10 years" followed by sentimental verse over double-chimney brick or stone house and large basket of flowers. Worked sets of the alphabet and numbers. The whole surrounded on three sides by strawberry border. According to accompanying history, Catherine was born in December of 1827 and married Thomas Henry Vansant. The 1860 census lists the family as all being Maryland born and living in Baltimore. Minor imperfections. 17" x 17". Modern frame.

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Lot 5: SAMPLER. Possibly New England. Silk on linen.

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Description: SAMPLER. Possibly New England. Silk on linen. Signed Mary Bowman, age 12, and dated 183[?]. Large peafowl, one perched on striped heart, the other on what appears to be a flattened cornucopia. Framed inscription, religious verse and set of alphabets all enclosed in black sawtooth inner border. Loosely crafted wide floral border. Bottom of sampler appears unfinished. Minor thread breaks and small hole. Modern frame. 19"h. 17 1/2"w.

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