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Exceptional Antique & Clock Auction

by Fontaine's Auction Gallery


535 lots with images

November 17, 2012

Live Auction

1485 West Housatonic

Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA

Phone: 413.448.8922

Fax: 413 442 1550

Email: jobrien@fontaineauction.com

535 Lots
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Black Forest Carved Musical Whip Hook

Lot 501: Black Forest Carved Musical Whip Hook

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Description: Black Forest Carved Musical Whip Hook. A carved animal figure wearing a feathered hat and an overcoat, he holds a flask in his hand; has a furry body which branches down to horns, forming hooks. Mounted within the back of the figure is a spring driven music box, operated by a lever on the back of the case. In good condition and original finish. 16.5 in. high.

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2 Pc. Marble Top Walnut Bedroom Set

Lot 502: 2 Pc. Marble Top Walnut Bedroom Set

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Description: 2 Pc. Marble Top Walnut Bedroom Set. Full size bed with carved crest on the headboard, decorated with raised, inset burled walnut panels and rosettes. The well drop dresser has a matching crest, burled panels and rosettes, a mirrored back with candle stands; The base has 3 beveled marble tops with 2 drawers on either side of a lower center and 2 full length drawers in the bottom. In very good condition, with no breaks, repairs or losses. Dresser: 9 in. high x 49 in. wide x 19 in. deep. Bed: 95 in. high x 60 in. wide x 79 in. deep. Mattress: 72 x 54

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Ladies 14K & Diamond Watch

Lot 503: Ladies 14K & Diamond Watch

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Description: Ladies 14K & Diamond Watch. 14K gold, measures approximately 6.5 in. long and weighs 27.3g. Has a woven mesh band; hinged cover over the dial containing 33 diamonds. Has a 17 jewel, spring driven movement with lever escapement, signed Jean Claude Watch Co. In good running condition, balance swings freely, watch winds and sets.

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A. Batacchi Carved Marble Sculpture

Lot 504: A. Batacchi Carved Marble Sculpture

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Description: A. Batacchi Carved Marble Sculpture. Standing figure of a woman depicting Spring, she wears a long dress which she holds up slightly with her left hand along with a bouquet of wild flowers; she looks towards her right foot as she steps forward. Inscribed signature on the back A. Batacchi, Florence. Has a repair to the pinky finger of her right hand, otherwis excellent . 33.5 in. high.

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4 Quezal Artglass Shades

Lot 505: 4 Quezal Artglass Shades

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Description: 4 Quezal Artglass Shades. Shades have and trumpeted and ribbed form with a white calcite exterior surface with hints of green at the lower rim and gold iridescent interior. Shades are in overall good condition, 2 have very minor fitter chips and flea bites around the top edge of the fitter. 5.25 in. high x 5.25 in. dia; 2.25 in. fitter.

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2 Color Etched Window of an Elk

Lot 506: 2 Color Etched Window of an Elk

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Description: 2 Color Etched Window of an Elk. Cobalt blue and frosted glass window has an acid etched scene with a bull elk standing in the center with shrubs, grass and landscape background. In very good condition and good quality craftsmanship. 32 in. high x 33.5 in. wide.

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Pr. Renaissance Revival 2 Dr. Bookcases

Lot 507: Pr. Renaissance Revival 2 Dr. Bookcases

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Description: Pr. Renaissance Revival 2 Dr. Bookcases. Cornice top with burled walnut and gilt incised frieze; the doors have carved trim around the door glass with arched corner pieces and gilt incised medallion at the top; carved and incised corbelled pilasters at the sides with burled panels between. The base has 2 drawers with burled and gilt incised fronts, carved pulls. Both are in very good condition an have a nice original finish. 66 in. high x 51.5 in. wide x 17 in. deep.

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Herter Bros. Walnut Marble Top Sideboard

Lot 508: Herter Bros. Walnut Marble Top Sideboard

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Description: Carved Herter Bros. Walnut Marble Top Sideboard Inset rouge marble top has a low backsplash over 3 drawers with burled panel fronts and brass pulls, the base has 2 cabinet doors with fruit & leaf carved center panels and a 2 shelf open midsection with paneled sides. Branded Herter Bros. on the back. In very good condition. 37 in. high x 65 in. wide x 25.5 in. deep.

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Lg. Porcelain Mobile Gas Station Sign

Lot 509: Lg. Porcelain Mobile Gas Station Sign

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Description: Lg. Porcelain Mobile Gas Station Sign. The sign depicts the winged red horse Pegasus, reared back in a rampant pose. 2 tone red and white sign in very good condition with no major dents or losses, has a few chips to the enamel on the surface. One sided sign with mounting brackets on the reverse; has good clean and bold color. 69 in. high x 93 in. wide x 3 in. deep.

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Carved White Marble Frieze

Lot 510: Carved White Marble Frieze

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Description: Carved White Marble Frieze. Heavily relief carved swirling floral filigree on the sides with winged angels holding a butterfly and ribbon; the central block front is carved with a scene of a man and woman seated at a table, a third figure stands behind the woman. Has a minor repair to one of the flowers and few minor chips to the leaf carvings. 8 in. high x 58 in. wide x 3 in. deep.

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Standing Figural Carved Mahogany Lamp

Lot 511: Standing Figural Carved Mahogany Lamp

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Description: Folk Art Standing Figural Carved Mahogany Lamp. The base is a folk carved standing butler figure, holding a tray out in her hands, she stands on a sphere, a brass stem with 2 socket fixture is mounted at the top of the head; comes with a tattered silk & cloth shade with tassels, that is worn. Has an alligatored original finish, minor break and repair to the left thumb. 52 in. to the top of the figure.

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Hanson Puthuff O/C Landscape

Lot 512: Hanson Puthuff O/C Landscape

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Description: Hanson Duvall Puthuff (1875-1972, California) O/C Landscape. Beautiful California mountain landscape with trees, hills and stones along a foot path in the foreground, blue mountain background under a cloudy sky. Signed lower right H. Puthuff; in very good condition with no repairs, patches or inpainting. 8.5 in. high x 13.5 in. wide.

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Russian Sword Attr: Ivan Boyarshinov

Lot 513: Russian Sword Attr: Ivan Boyarshinov

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Description: Rare Russian Officers Presentation Sword Attr: Ivan Boyarshinov of Zlatoust, 19th c. Brass handle has a leaf decorated pommel, D-shaped hand guard, wire wrapped grip and double clam shell cross guards. The cross guards are inscribed on the reverse in Cyrillic - For Bravery, and have fancy enamel mounts. The 32 in. long steel blade has a clean silvered surface with no rusting or tarnish, has a full fuller and it is heavily engraved along the length of the blade with fancy filigree and various Cyrillic inscriptions; the back edge of the blade is signed and dated 1825. Has a black leather sheath with brass fitting at the tip and insert. Overall length 39 in.

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Carved Aesthetic Walnut Dining Table & Chairs

Lot 514: Carved Aesthetic Walnut Dining Table & Chairs

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Description: Carved Aesthetic Walnut Dining Table & Chairs. 48 in. round Aesthetic style table has a carved apron and carved base with large turned center leg. Includes 15 matching chairs including 3 armchairs; turned crests with carved rosettes, burled panels and incised embellishments, has a fancy splayed leg design with turned supports. In very good condition, has a medium-light overcoated finish. Table is 48 in. dia x 30 in. high x with 5 leaves, 16 in. wide. Armchairs: 40.5 in. high x 24 in. wide x 20 in. deep. Sidechairs: 37 in. high x 18.5 in. wide x 18 in. deep.

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Fancy Hand Tooled Copper Samovar

Lot 515: Fancy Hand Tooled Copper Samovar

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Description: Fancy Hand Tooled Copper Samovar. Has a tall chimney with turned wood handle, hinged handles on the sides and a long spout with a nozzle at the front, stands on a square base with bell shaped feet. Decorated with fancy hand tooled designs throughout, fine quality, marked Iran on the bottom of the tray. 21.5 in. high x 8.5 in. wide x 11 in. deep.

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Large Aesthetic Walnut Linen Press

Lot 516: Large Aesthetic Walnut Linen Press

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Description: Large Aesthetic Walnut Linen Press. Aesthetic style sideboard has a 2 door top with 3 adjustable shelves in the interior, doors are carved with 4 inset panels and hang on large brass hinges. The base has 4 drawers with brass pulls and carved inset panels on the sides. On original heavy brass casters. In very good condition has a medium-light overcoated finish, circa 1880. 97.5 in. high x 55.5 in. wide x 24.5 in. deep.

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Large Japanese Bronze Baluster Vase

Lot 517: Large Japanese Bronze Baluster Vase

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Description: Large Japanese Bronze Baluster Vase. Heavy bronze vase, has a typical baluster form with a Greek key design at the rim, filigree design at the neck, geometric shield pattern at the shoulder and matching borders below. Vase has a very good medium-light brown patina and is in excellent condition with no breaks, chips, cracks, dings, dents or repairs. 15 in. high.

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5 Pc. Tiffany Studios Zodiac Desk Set

Lot 518: 5 Pc. Tiffany Studios Zodiac Desk Set

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Description: 5 Pc. Tiffany Studios Dore Bronze Zodiac Desk Set. Includes letter rack No. 1009, Bookends No. 1091, Blotter ends No. 994, Paper Clip No. 1080 & Inkwell no. 842. Set is in very good condition with a good gold dore finish on bronze. Designed in the classic Zodiac patter with zodiac symbols surrounded by overlapping filigree. Letter rack is 6 in. high x 9.5 in. wide x 3 in. deep.

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Scottish Sterling Silver Mounted Dirk

Lot 519: Scottish Sterling Silver Mounted Dirk

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Description: Scottish Sterling Silver Mounted Dirk. Has a large fancy bezel set cairngorm pommel with fancy Celtic knot carved walnut handle, mounted on the sheath with utility fork and knife with matching handles and pommels. The 11.5 in. steel blade has a jagged reverse edge. Leather sheath with fancy engraved sterling silver mounts, in very good condition; no silver marks. 18 in. long.

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Japanese Meiji Period Bronze Bowl

Lot 520: Japanese Meiji Period Bronze Bowl

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Description: Japanese Meiji Period Bronze Jardinier Bowl - Kyoto. Typical bowl form, ribbed at the rim and shoulder and stands on a flared foot; Has a raised geometric patter border at the top with 2 oriental pheasants and a sparrow soaring through the sky on the body. Has a medium red-brown patina and is in very good condition, signed with 5 character Kyoto makers mark on the bottom. 9 in. high x 10 in. dia.

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Scottish Sterling Silver & Ivory Dirk

Lot 521: Scottish Sterling Silver & Ivory Dirk

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Description: Scottish Silver & Ivory Dirk. Hallmarks for R. & H. B. Kirkwood. 66-68 Thistle Street Edinburgh, Scottland, Sterling Silver and date mark for 1887. Has a Large rock crystal pommel with fancy prong setting and Celtic knot carved ivory handle, mounted on the sheath with utility fork and knife with matching handles and pommels. The 13 in. steel blade has a pierced design with jagged reverse edge. Leather sheath with fancy engraved sterling silver mounts, in very good condition. 19.5 in. overall length.

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3 Pc. Jos. Heinrichs Tea Set

Lot 522: 3 Pc. Jos. Heinrichs Tea Set

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Description: 3 Pc. Jos. Heinrichs Hammered Tea Set. Hammered copper with sterling silver lined interior, has a classic form with lids and turned wood finials; includes, creamer, sugar and bulbous teapot in stand with burner and hinged handle. Signed on the base Jos. Heinrichs, Paris - New York, Pure Copper - Sterling Silver. Has a few dings on the collars of the pot and stand, loss to one finial. Pot is 13 in. high.

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Morgan J. Rhees O/C Portrait

Lot 523: Morgan J. Rhees O/C Portrait

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Description: Morgan J. Rhees O/C Portrait. Oil on canvas portrait of a young woman - Miss Mary Adeline Cook of Fall Fiver Massachusetts, 21 Years old (c.1889). She wears pink clothing and has short black hair and brown eyes, on a grayish background. Signed in the lower left - Morgan Rhees. 23 in. High x 18

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4 Hand Carve Ivory Japanese Horses

Lot 524: 4 Hand Carve Ivory Japanese Horses

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Description: 4 Hand Carved Ivory Japanese Horses. 4 figural horses in ivory, carved in various poses, each is good quality with nice cross hatched graining across the back and underside. Overall good condition, one with a chip to the tail, one with a repair to the tail and one with a hairline across the back. 1.75 in. high x 2.25 in. wide x 0.5 in. deep.

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Bronze Figure of a Bull

Lot 525: Bronze Figure of a Bull

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Description: Bronze Figure of a Bull. Proud standing figure of a bull in a trotting pose, looking up to his left. Has a good medium brown patina and is mounted on a black marble base; unsigned. 9.5 in. high x 12 in. wide x 6 in. deep.

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Japanese Showa Period Samurai Sword

Lot 526: Japanese Showa Period Samurai Sword

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Description: Japanese Showa Period Samurai Sword. (WWII era). 25.5 in. blade has a good silvered surface with some tarnish 1.25 in. up from the base of the blade and few minimal spots throughout; blade shows a strong wavy temper line and a very sharp edge with no nicks or gouges. the Tsuba (guard) is complete with all original fittings including brass Habaki, spacers & collar at the handle. Has a wood handle with sharkskin covers and cloth wrap over brass ornaments & original peg. Handle was never removed prior to today. The tang is signed with Japanese characters showing a 2 character makers mark, Imperial Japanese Arsenal mark and Showa Period 5 character date mark c.1936-1940s. (WW2 Era). Original wood & lacquered sheath with metal ornamental fittings at the tip. 40 in. Overall length.

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Inlaid Renaissance Rosewood Sofa

Lot 527: Inlaid Renaissance Rosewood Sofa

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Description: Inlaid Renaissance Rosewood Sofa c.1875. Has tufted upholstery throughout with padded crest rail and arms, concave arm supports with gilt incised fluted design, inlaid floral design below, the seat rail has an inlaid seashell pattern and sofa stands on turned front legs. Has an ebony finish, in good condition. 36 in. high x 66 in. wide x 28 in. deep.

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Waltham 14K Masonic Pocket Watch

Lot 528: Waltham 14K Masonic Pocket Watch

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Description: Waltham 14K Masonic Pocket Watch with 14K Watch Fob. Porcelain dial has black Arabic hour numbers with red 5 minute numbers outside, has an inset sub seconds dial and blued spade hands. 17 Jewel movement, Size 12, stem set and wind, signed P.S. Bartlet, Waltham, Mass. numbered 23032938. Spring is wound tight, balance swings freely though the escape wheel does not engage. In a 2 tone 14K gold case with rose gold crescent moon over a star on the front and back lids; signed and numbered Roy, 842487 and marked 14K 585-1000 Fine. Includes a marked 14K gold watch chain with gold plated Masonic locket.

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Pr. Gilt Bronze Chenets

Lot 529: Pr. Gilt Bronze Chenets

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Description: Pr. Gilt Bronze Chenets. A quiver with a group of arrow fletchings pointing out of the top, has a twisting fluted design with ribbons hanging on O-rings and leaf embellishments at the bottom, the serpentine leaf molded side arms are mounted with finials and a square base with pierced border and beaded mounts. Both have a nice gilt finish and are in very good condition. 22.5 in. high.

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2 Tone 14K Gold Pocket Watch

Lot 530: 2 Tone 14K Gold Pocket Watch

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Description: 2 Tone 14K Gold Hampden Watch Co. Pocket Watch. Porcelain dial with black Roman hour numerals, blued spade hands and inset sub seconds dial, signed Hampden Watch Co. Size 16 movement signed Champion, Canton, Ohio and numbered 1232803, has stem wind and lever set, movement is not running, balance wheel does not swing, spring does not wind and does not set. In a 2 tone 14K hunter watch case by Illinois Watch Case Co. of Chicago; fancy 2 tone rose gold and yellow gold, designed on the front lid with flowers and leaves with a center diamond, reverse lid is decorated with more filigree and a center shield. Few minor surface dings to the case, retains its gold surface accept for on the pendent loop, crystal is loose from bezel.

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Tiffany Studios No. 531 Dore Base

Lot 531: Tiffany Studios No. 531 Dore Base

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Description: Tiffany Studios No. 531 Dore Base. Has a concave lobed platform with ribbed design and 4 splayed feet, octagonal stem and spherical 4 socket light cluster having replaced sockets. Riser at the top with fitting for a cloth shade. Has gold dore finish in good condition. Signed and numbered on the base Tiffany Studios, New York 531. 29 in. high.

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Large Weller Pottery Umbrella Stand

Lot 532: Large Weller Pottery Umbrella Stand

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Description: Large Weller Pottery Umbrella Stand. Hexagonal form decorated on each side with a standing figure of a woman in relief; has a heavy matte glaze in a deep sea green color, in very good condition having a few minor chips around the edge of the base. An unusual form, signed on the bottom with impressed mark - W.P. 144. Stands 21.5 in. high.

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8 Scottish Dress Pieces - Agate & Jasper

Lot 533: 8 Scottish Dress Pieces - Agate & Jasper

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Description: 8 Scottish Dress Pieces With Agate & Jasper. Highland pipers dress accoutrements in .800 silver, inlaid with colorful agate and jasper embellishments (Scotch Pebble) and black leather. Features a large sporran, has an elaborate hand tooled silver front in a knotted design with shield center, mounted with colorful, polished stones with beveled edges; white ram's hair covered front with deep brown hanging tassels and a leather pouch at the back. Matching dirk, has a large fancy bezel set pommel with rock crystal, fancy Celtic knot carved walnut handle, mounted on the sheath with utility fork and knife with matching handles and pommels. The 12 in. steel blade has a jagged reverse edge. Leather covered sheath with fancy engraved sterling silver mounts and Scotch pebble embellishments ( missing 3 stones). 8 in. matching utility knife, has minor hairlines in the grip. Large black leather belt with 4.5 in. x 3.25 in. buckle, shoulder strap with 3 large buckles across the breast and sword frog at the left hip. Large shoulder broach 4.5 in. x 4.5 in. with bezel set smoky crystal quartz boulder measuring 1.5 inch dia, has symetrical woven and hand tooled pattern in silver with polished agate & jasper setting. Pr. shoe buckles 2.25 in. x 1.75 in. Accompanied by a silver & agate stick pin in the form of a Scottish dirk. 4.5 in. long.

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Scenic Paint Decorated Box

Lot 534: Scenic Paint Decorated Box

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Description: Oil Paint Decorated Box. Oil painted on vellum (animal hide) stretched and stitched around the box; early to mid 19th century scenic oil painting depicts an autumn lakeside scent with leafy borders and figures on the lid. Has hand wrought and tooled handles with latch and lock plate on the front and a animal hide hinge, stitched at the back. In very good condition. 6.5 in. high x 15 in. wide x 12 in. deep.

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S. Kirk & Son Sterling Candlesticks

Lot 535: S. Kirk & Son Sterling Candlesticks

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Description: S. Kirk & Son Sterling Candlesticks. Hand chased with a floral design around the domical base and acanthus leaf design around the candle holder; weighted with a dent in each rim. Signed on the base S. Kirk & Son. 3.5 in. high x 4.25 in. dia.

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