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Auction Description for Willis Henry Auctions Inc.: Americana & Estates Auction
Viewing Notes:
Auction preview is Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 11am-4pm, and Sunday morning, January 20, 2013 from 9am-10:45am. The auction starts at 11am. The location is the Holiday Inn in Rockland, Massachusetts.
Sale Notes:
A wonderful auction of 18th & 19th c. American (original paint) & Continental furniture; many outstanding paintings (C.H. Gifford, R. Swain Gifford, Emille Gruppe, Wilbur Dean Hamilton, etc.); Collections of Sterling Silver, Grueby Pottery, Painted Woodenware (including signed Hingham); Decorated Stoneware; Textiles; Oriental Rugs; Audubon Prints; Firearms & Civil War Ephemera, etc.

Americana & Estates Auction

by Willis Henry Auctions Inc.

Platinum House

297 lots with images

January 20, 2013

Live Auction

929 Hingham Street

Rockland, MA, 02370 USA

297 Lots
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TALL CLOCK

Lot 75: TALL CLOCK

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Description: Early 19th c. New England tall clock, pine, original red painted finish, wooden works, original painted face with strawberries, and yellow bird in a gilded oval at top, (one hand needs repair), second hand and minute hand, 80" h (6' 8"), 16" w, 9" d.

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OIL BY FRANK VINING SMITH

Lot 76: OIL BY FRANK VINING SMITH

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Description: 20th c. oil on board, marsh scene with ducks coming in, signed l.l. "Frank Vining Smith", (1879-1967), gilded and carved frame, found in Hingham, Mass., 16" x 24".

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PORTRAIT OF LADY WITH BONNET

Lot 77: PORTRAIT OF LADY WITH BONNET

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas, New England portrait of a young lady in a bonnet, finely detailed with white lace and decorated pink ribbons, lace collar, earrings and matching jeweled pin, blue eyes, early black and gilded frame with round brass hanger, some crackle to varnish, relined, attributed to Noah North, 26 3/4" x 21" (sight).

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PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

Lot 78: PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

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Description: 18th c. oil on canvas, Continental portrait of a gentleman in armor, blue/gray eyes, relined, carved and gilded frame, 30" x 24".

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PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

Lot 79: PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

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Description: Early 19th c. oil on canvas on board, Continental portrait of a gentleman with white cravat, in gold paint at bottom "Dominique Vian, Membre et Bienfaitur De La Confrerie", carved and gilded frame, 24" x 20".

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NAUTICAL PAINTING

Lot 80: NAUTICAL PAINTING

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Description: 19th c. oil on board, Continental seascape, fishing fleet, fishermen in a rowing dory hauling nets in high winds, very finely carved and gilded period frame, 20" x 31" (sight), 32" x 41" (framed).

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OIL SEASCAPE

Lot 81: OIL SEASCAPE

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas, two-masted frigate under close haul coming through a channel, lighthouse on a bluff on right, sailing dory with three-figure crew, labeled on back "R. Swain Gifford, Sky & Water", (1840-1905), 14 1/2" x 25".

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OIL LANDSCAPE WITH NATIVE AMERICAN

Lot 82: OIL LANDSCAPE WITH NATIVE AMERICAN

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas, mountain landscape showing a central figure, a Native American in red robe standing on a rocky outcrop, looking towards a valley with white mountains in background, carved and gilded frame, museum label on reverse "Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Temporary Loan, January 1973", conserved and relined (at MFA in 1972), dated twice in chalk on back of frame "1891", 10" x 16".

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19TH C. OIL ON PANEL

Lot 83: 19TH C. OIL ON PANEL

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Description: American, finely done painting of a woman riding side saddle on a white horse, pictured in a mountain setting in a valley in the fall with luminescent sky, in a gold leaf frame, 6 3/4" x 5 3/4" (sight).

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OIL BY DWIGHT C. HOLMES

Lot 84: OIL BY DWIGHT C. HOLMES

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Description: 20th c. oil on panel, fall landscape with mountain background, trees on edge of meandering river, signed l.l. "Dwight C. Holmes", (1900-1988), handwritten on back "Upper Hondo River near Ruidoso, New Mexico", framed, 8" x 10".

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OIL BY DWIGHT C. HOLMES

Lot 84A: OIL BY DWIGHT C. HOLMES

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Description: 20th c. oil on panel, early spring landscape with trees and mountains in background, puffy clouds, signed l.l. "Dwight C. Holmes", (1900-1988), framed, 8" x 10".

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ROCKING CHAIR

Lot 85: ROCKING CHAIR

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Description: Early 19th c. combback, thumbback rocking chair with arms, freehand coach work decoration in yellow on dark background, pegged construction, good condition and patina, 40 1/2" h.

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WATERCOLOR BY G.F. LORING

Lot 86: WATERCOLOR BY G.F. LORING

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Description: Early 20th c. watercolor, river landscape, men gathering salt hay on the North River, (South Shore, Boston), signed l.r. in pencil "G.F. Loring 1911.", (George Fullington Loring), matted and original frame, wax seal "Bernard Sexton Brockton, Mass.", originally owned by Julian & Olive Loring of Hingham, ex. John Richardson Hingham Collection, 9 1/2" x 13" (sight), (JPR collection).

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OIL BY HOWARD BUCK

Lot 87: OIL BY HOWARD BUCK

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Description: 20th c. oil on board, harbor scene of a sinking derelict tugboat being boarded by swimmers off a sailboat, in a carved black painted frame (slight damage), signed at bottom "Howard Buck '46", 30" x 36".

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PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

Lot 88: PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas, New England portrait of a woman in a white lace bonnet, period gilded frame, marked in pigment on back of canvas "Elizabeth Harrington, Aged 64, Painted, 1838", canvas stenciled "Prepared by P. Caffe, NY", lower left shows a repair, 25" x 30".

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LADIES DRESSING MIRROR

Lot 89: LADIES DRESSING MIRROR

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Description: 19th c. ladies country dressing mirror, oak and pine, original white painted finish, with blue trailing vines, ribbons and pink roses around the perimeter of the mirror and the bowed front of the dovetailed drawer, brass pulls, ball feet, probably Maine origin, 21" h, 18 1/2" w, (from the James Baird collection).

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CANOPY BED

Lot 90: CANOPY BED

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Description: Early 19th c. American New England canopy bed, original white painted finish, handpainted carved canopy (6" h) with oak leaves in light amber and dark red with acorn, original pinstripe banding in light blue (and on the turned legs), 6' 2" h, 6' 5" l, 4' 3" w.

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KNIFE BOX

Lot 91: KNIFE BOX

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Description: 18th c. English footed knife box, mahogany, banded inlay, brass shield-shaped escutcheon plate, some veneers missing, 15" l.

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PRINT

Lot 92: PRINT "ICELAND OR TER FALCON..."

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Description: Large print, "Iceland or Ter Falcon, Falco Islandicus Lath, Femde Birds", "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, FRS, FLS, England, Printed and Coloured by H. Havell, 1837", framed and matted, 37 1/2" x 25" (sight), 50" x 34" (framed), (Note: This is a later printing of the elephant folio from the collection of James Baird, former Director of Massachusetts Audubon Society).

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WHALES TOOTH

Lot 93: WHALES TOOTH

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Description: Late 19th c. sperm whale's tooth, 25 oz, 7 1/2" l, (Note: not shipped out of United States and not shipped to California).

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FIRE BUCKET

Lot 94: FIRE BUCKET

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Description: Early New England leather fire bucket, original green painted finish, with red highlight on top and bottom edge, yellow and brown bannered cartouche with "S. Appleby E.F.C., 1822" (Essex, MA) in black, 13" h, 9" dia, 21" h (at handle).

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SHERATON DRESSING TABLE

Lot 95: SHERATON DRESSING TABLE

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Description: Early 19th c. New England Sheraton dressing table, mahogany, pine secondary wood, carved backsplash, four drawers, turned brasses, (one rosette missing on backsplash), carved and turned legs, 39 1/2" h, 36" w, 18" d.

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MANDARIN FAN

Lot 96: MANDARIN FAN

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Description: 19th c. Chinese Export Mandarin fan, folding paper and ivory, finely decorated with colorful Chinese figures, green gardens and pavilions in a blue sky and water background, pierced ivory wands with outer wands, deeply carved, intricately woven tassels, set in a deep glazed frame.

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ENGLISH REDWARE LOAF DISH

Lot 97: ENGLISH REDWARE LOAF DISH

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Description: 19th c. English, slip decorated redware, divided loaf dish, overall good condition, 18" x 14 1/2", (from the James Baird collection).

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REDWARE CROCKS

Lot 98: REDWARE CROCKS

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Description: Two 19th c. redware crocks: Unglazed exterior, stamped "J & J McSafford, Manufacturers", green interior glaze, rim chip, incised ridge around upper quarter, 10 1/2" h; Green and orange glazed ovoid crock, good overall condition, 10" h.

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REDWARE PITCHERS

Lot 99: REDWARE PITCHERS

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Description: Two early redware pitchers, both with green glazed exteriors, one with orange and the other with brown spots, both with double incised rings on shoulder, one has taller neck (shows cracks), small chips, 8" and 9" h.

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CELADON GREEN UMBRELLA STAND

Lot 99A: CELADON GREEN UMBRELLA STAND

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Description: Chinese ceramic umbrella/cane stand, celadon green, raised white border bands on top and bottom of intricate scrolls, highlighted in pink/red, pots and basket of raised floral and green leaf decoration, white roses and mums, 24" h, 10" dia.

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TALL CHEST

Lot 100: TALL CHEST

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Description: 18th c. New England Chippendale tall chest, six drawers, maple and pine, graduated, lipped and dovetailed drawers with dark comb grained fronts, dark stained sides, carved bracket base, dated in black on back "1802", applied molded and dovetailed top, 57" h, 36" w, 19" d.

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18TH C. TRAY/CHARGER

Lot 101: 18TH C. TRAY/CHARGER

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Description: Large, early 18th c., round tray/charger, pine, red stained finish, medial split with remnants of old tin repairs, found in the attic of the Anchor Tavern (c. 1760), Gen Lafayette stayed there in 1778, South Street, Hingham, 22" dia (one board), William Otis Lincoln, to S. Randall Lincoln to John P. Richardson, Fort Hill, Hingham, with typed Hingham history, (JPR collection).

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MORTAR AND PESTLE

Lot 101A: MORTAR AND PESTLE

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Description: Rare early 19th c. maple mortar and pestle, in original blue painted finish, from a Hingham, Mass. family home, 8" h, 6" dia (mortar), 11" l (turned pestle).

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TEAKETTLE, POTS, TRIVET

Lot 102: TEAKETTLE, POTS, TRIVET

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Description: 18th c. New England fireplace cooking teakettle, pots and trivet, with Hingham, Mass. history, (ex. Mason Foley, ex. J.P. Richardson estate, Col. Nathan Rice, Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Benj. Lincoln).

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LOUIS VUITTON TRUNK

Lot 103: LOUIS VUITTON TRUNK

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Description: Labeled with orange paper on right side, serial #768149, original key and interior tray, initialed on right and left side "E.C.M." for Edward Caldwell Moore (1857-1943), American Theologian, studied in Germany 1884-1886, received PhD from Brown University in 1891, became Parkman Professor of Theology at Harvard University in 1901, trunk is in good condition, 12 1/2" h, 35 1/2" w, 20" d.

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LOUIS VUITTON TRUNK

Lot 103A: LOUIS VUITTON TRUNK

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Description: Stamped on inside right "Paris I. Rue Scribe, Louis Vuitton, 149. New Bond St. London", serial #121045, original key, missing tray, outside paper labels include "Cie Gle Transatlantique, French Line, Paris - Le Havre", initialed "E.C.M." on side for Edward Caldwell Moore (1857-1943), very used, well travelled condition, 11 1/2" h, 32" w, 19 1/2" d.

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LOUIS VUITTON TRUNK

Lot 103B: LOUIS VUITTON TRUNK

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Description: White paper label with red/orange print inside right "Paris I. Rue Scribe, Louis Vuitton, 149. New Bond St. London", serial #125720, initialed on side "MMB" for Mary Magoun Brown (sister-in-law of Edward Caldwell Moore), daughter of John Crosby Brown, (note: trunk features the less common Damier print pattern), includes tray and three keys, red stripe interior, very used, well travelled condition, 11 1/2" h, 32" w, 19 1/2" d.

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LOUIS VUITTON TRUNK

Lot 103C: LOUIS VUITTON TRUNK

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Description: Paper label inside right "I. Rue Scribe Paris, Louis Vuitton, 149. New Bond St. London", serial #160814, original key and tray are intact, initialed on side "JCB" for John Crosby Brown (1838-1905), partner in Brown Bros. & Co. of Baltimore, and was the author of A Hundred Years of Merchant Banking: A History of Brown Brothers, he was the father of Mary Magoun Brown, heavily used, well traveled condition, 12 1/2" h, 35 1/2" w, 21" d.

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LOUIS VUITTON SUITCASE

Lot 103D: LOUIS VUITTON SUITCASE

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Description: Light tan paper label on right side "Louis Vuitton, '761 150', Paris, 70 Champs Elysees, 149 New Bond St. London, Nice, Lille", and a red label on left "Jordan Marsh Co. Boston sole agents for New England", original key and interior tray with straps, originally owned by Dorothea May Moore Burkhead (1894-1995), daughter of Edward Caldwell Moore, attended Radcliffe Graduate School, worked at American Red Cross Hospital in France during WWI, completed her medical degree at Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1922, trunk features labels from the "Italian Line Ocean Liner" et al, overall used but in good condition, 9" h, 26" w, 16 1/2" d.

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EARLY LOUIS VUITTON TRUNK

Lot 103E: EARLY LOUIS VUITTON TRUNK

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Description: Faded stripe decoration on canvas, brass front locks and side handles, in-use wear with two spots of loss of canvas on lid, missing interior tray and leather straps, (overall intact), paper labels on side "Cunard Lines...", block initials on both sides, "MFG", "USA", early paper label "Paris 1867, Rue Scribe", Havre 1868, No. 9377, 22" h, 43" w, 22" d.

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CARVED CANE

Lot 104: CARVED CANE

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Description: 19th c. cane, carved and raised Victorian ladies hand, holding a crosshatched market basket, "L" shaped whalebone handle, 33 1/4" l; (Note: not shipped to California or outside the United States).

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HANGING CUPBOARD

Lot 105: HANGING CUPBOARD

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Description: 19th c. pine hanging cupboard, two inset panel doors over two dovetailed drawers, old refinish, dovetailed case, brass hardware, molded top and base, 24 1/2" h, 3' l, 11 1/2" d.

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STILL LIFE OF GRAPES

Lot 106: STILL LIFE OF GRAPES

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas, still life of bushes of red and white grapes, original gilded frame, framed in Providence, Rhode Island, "G. Calder" labeled stretcher, apparently signed in pencil on stretcher and dated "1903", 5" x 9".

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WATERCOLOR BY

Lot 107: WATERCOLOR BY "F.A. HOXIE"

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Description: 19th c. primitive watercolor on paper, of a farmhouse with barns and outbuildings, fenced pastures, signed l.r. "F.A. Hoxie", signed in the middle in red "Residence of Mrs. Wann, Iowa Co., Wisconsin", original walnut frame, 16" x 21 1/2" (sight).

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OIL OF AN OWL

Lot 108: OIL OF AN OWL

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Description: Early 20th c. oil on canvas, of an evening scene of a Great Horned Owl sitting on a branch, paper label attached to back stretcher "Dorothy Scharine", 14" x 22".

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OIL BY EMILLE GRUPPE

Lot 109: OIL BY EMILLE GRUPPE

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Description: Oil on canvas harbor scene, with men in overalls securing a fishing boat at low tide, dock buildings, boats and gulls in the background, signed l.r. "Emile A. Gruppe", (1896-1978), carved and molded wood frame in silver finish, 32" x 40" (sight), 36" x 44" (framed).

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SEASCAPE BY C.H. GIFFORD

Lot 110: SEASCAPE BY C.H. GIFFORD

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas, seascape with waves against a rocky beach, double masted schooner sailing into a line storm with other sails, with light breaking through the clouds illuminating shore waves and rocks and brightening sky, possibly West Island, Fairhaven, MA, signed l.r. "C.H. Gifford 91", (1839-1904), signed indistinctly in pencil on top of back stretcher, elaborately carved and gilded frame, minor surface scratches, overall very good condition, 13 1/4" x 18" (sight), 23 1/2" x 28 1/2" (framed).

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SEASCAPE OIL BY C.H. GIFFORD

Lot 111: SEASCAPE OIL BY C.H. GIFFORD

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas on board seascape, fishermen along the shore with sailing vessels in the background, signed l.r. "C.H. Gifford", in a 20th c. driftwood molded frame with beige cloth lines, 9 1/4" x 14" (signed), 12 1/2" x 17 1/4" (framed).

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OIL BY A. AUSTEN

Lot 112: OIL BY A. AUSTEN

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Description: 19th c. oil on prepared board, old mariner in profile with pipe and telescope with fish basket seated on a barrel at beach, signed l.l. "A. Austen", in a finely carved and gilded frame, pencil in scripting on back, 12" x 10" (sight), 20" x 18" (framed).

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WATERCOLOR BY G.S. WALTERS

Lot 113: WATERCOLOR BY G.S. WALTERS

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Description: 19th c. watercolor on paper, seascape with two-masted brig under sail heading towards the channel marker, with a tugboat on its starboard side and other sailing vessels in the background, signed l.l. "G.S. Walters", matted and framed, 12 1/2" x 19 1/2" (sight).

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OIL OF COASTAL SCENE

Lot 114: OIL OF COASTAL SCENE

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas coastal scene, gaf rigged catboat running along the shore, pencil signed l.r. "SY" (or "81"), canvas with overall craquelure, minor missing pigment in sky above sailboat, small puncture upper right corner, carved gilt frame, 22 1/2" x 36".

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PAIR OF CARD TABLES

Lot 115: PAIR OF CARD TABLES

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Description: Early 19th c. style mahogany serpentine card tables, tapered and reeded legs on a tall carved and turned foot, inlaid band of sawtooth designs on edge of top, oval cartouche of satinwood in center with satinwood bands on the sides, (minor variation on inlays on lids), some repairs and minor imperfections, 29 1/2" h, 36" w.

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COASTAL SCENE WATERCOLOR

Lot 116: COASTAL SCENE WATERCOLOR

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Description: Watercolor on paper coastal scene, sand and beach with gulls, and cliff with tree, sailing vessels at sea, matted and framed, 14" x 20".

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