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Schwenke June 26th Americana and Fine Estates Auction Offers Over 800 Lots With Focus on Americana/Folk Art

Posted June 17th, 2016

Paul McCartney Gold Record

Eric DeKolb 14K Gold Medieval Style Cross

24K Gold Franz Josef Coin

Large English Sterling Silver Footed Salver

Nakashima Walnut Triple Door Cabinet

Emille Gruppe - The Gulls 16x20

Ford Beckman, Mixed Media 70 by 80

Early Tibetan Thangka

William & Mary Maple Gate Leg Table

NE Queen Anne Walnut Tea Table

Duncan Phyfe Federal Ladies Work Table

Folk Art Portrait of Gentleman

Boston Chippendale Mahogany Reverse Serpentine Chest

Deerfield Mass Painted Blanket Chest

Important Pair Philadelphia Chippendale Side Chairs

Boston Seymour Sheraton Inlaid Sideboard

Benjamin Morris Bucks County PA Walnut Tall Clock

Caucasian Prayer Rug

Also Featuring Jewelry, Asian, Mid-Century, Fine Art, Eastern European and Ethnographic Arts, Continental and English Furniture and Estate Oriental Rugs

Woodbury, CT – On Sunday June 26th Schwenke Auctioneers presents its June Americana and Fine Estates Auction with a remarkable offering of over 800 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The auction includes several fine groups of American country and formal furniture and decorations, American folk art, Asian decorative arts, Mid-Century Modern decorative arts, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. Estate material includes many lots of jewelry from a Ridgefield, Connecticut estate; American country furniture from a Princeton, New Jersey estate; American folk art and country furniture from a Roxbury, Connecticut estate; many lots of Croatian and Eastern European fine art from a New York City estate, American formal furniture and decorative arts from a Ridgefield, Connecticut estate; American paintings and folk art from a Southbury, Connecticut estate; fine American furniture from a New York City estate; and other estate property.

This sale begins at 11:00 am in the firm’s auction hall at 710 Main Street South, Middle Quarter Plaza, in Woodbury. Preview times are Thursday, June 23rd through Saturday, June 25th from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 11:00 am.

Specialty Items

Two very exciting lots being offered are Paul McCartney's original gold record for "Let It Be", gifted to the consignor who was McCartney’s agent. The record is accompanied by a letter of authenticity, together with a whimsical painted figure in cellophane rendered by Paul McCartney, also gifted to the consignor. The gold record is framed in a presentation case which measures 21 1/2" high, 17 1/2" wide. A second presentation record to be sold is a rare and unique custom designed platinum record, in a frame measuring 21 1/2" high, 17 1/2" wide, representing ten different platinum albums for Grand Funk Railroad, presented to the same consignor at the time when he was manager for Grand Funk Railroad.


Many lots of fine jewelry are on offer, most originating from a Ridgefield CT estate. Prime jewelry lots include a large 18K gold and pearl "memento mori" locket depicting a miniature painting of a gentleman, a locket of hair on verso, in straw work box, 3 1/2" high; an Eric DeKolb (Austrian, 1916-2001), 14K gold medieval style cross stamped on verso "Eric DeKolb 14K". Mr. DeKolb was a surrealist artist who worked in many mediums, the cross measuring 2 3/8 high, 2 3/4" wide, weight: 39.1 DWT; a 14K gold figural link necklace depicting male and female nudes in various poses, 3/4” wide, 16” hang length. weight 66.3 DWT; a 14K gold rope link necklace stamped "14K 585", 1/2” wide, 14” hang length, weight 101.2 DWT; a 22K gold coin bracelet containing twenty-four 1851, 1852 and 1853 U.S. one dollar coins, 1” wide, 7” long, weight: 26.1 DWT; a 24K gold 1915 Franz Josef coin in 18K, bale with twisted wire filigree bezel stamped "750", 2 1/4" diameter and weighing 19.23 DWT; a 14K gold Vulcain cricket alarm wrist watch #16370 with gold mesh band stamped 14K, face 1 5/8" high, 1 1/2" wide, 6 1/2" long, gross weight 49 DWT; and a Mexican Margot De Taxco sterling and enamel snake necklace and bracelet, 7/8” wide, 8” long to 1” wide, 20” long.

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver lots on the block include a Reed and Barton five piece sterling silver coffee and tea service comprising coffee pot, teapot, sugar, creamer and waste bowl, 4” high, 6” wide to 9 1/2” high, 10” wide, gross weight 85.235 OZT; a Gorham sterling silver partial flatware service, monogrammed, comprising: eleven dinner forks, twelve luncheon forks, twelve seafood forks, twelve tablespoons, eleven soup spoons, six teaspoons, twelve demitasse spoons, twelve dinner knives, twelve luncheon knives, eleven butter knives, jam spoon, one luncheon fork, weighable silver 101.97 OZT; a Mexican sterling silver bowl by Gonzalo Moreno, 2 1/2” high, 8” wide, 19.19 OZT; a large English sterling silver footed salver with incised and molded rim, engraved coat of arms in center, made in London in 1778-1779, maker John Scofield, 1 5/8" high, 14" diameter, weight: 45 OZT; a pair of small sterling silver footed salvers, shell and molded edge, 6 3/4" diameter, made in London 1754-1755 by maker David Willaume II, with total weight 12.44 OZT; and a very fine Georgian sterling silver sweetmeat basket, pierced with repousse work, rope turned handle and turned form footed base, marked London 1792, fitted with apparently original cobalt glass liner, 5" high, 4" wide and weight 7.215 OZT.

Mid-Century Modern

Several fine lots of Mid-Century Modern are hitting the block in this sale. Notable lots include a documented George Nakashima (American, 1905-1990), triple sliding door cabinet, circa 1973, with American black walnut slab form top with free form front edge over three pandanus cloth mounted sliding doors, concealing three interior sections, fitted with three drawers in center section and fitted for shelves on each end section. On verso in black ink "Roman", probable original owner. The cabinet measures 32" high, 101 1/2" long, 22 1/2" deep, with provenance a Maryland estate, and Doyle Galleries, NY, Doyle At Home/Modern, February 28, 2007, where the cabinet fetched over $30,000; a pair of vintage Hvidt & Molgaard Ax chairs, leatherette and molded beech with teak detail designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen in 1947, produced by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, stamped on underside "FH, Made in Denmark", and measuring 31" high, 24" wide, 16 1/2" deep; a possibly Isamu Noguchi (Japanese, 1904-1988), coffee table for Herman Miller with 3/4" thick glass top and aluminum pin holding two shaped base sections, dimensions 15 3/4" high, 43 1/2" wide, 40" deep; a Mario Comense for Pozzy & Verga mid-century molded teak high back "Flame" side chair with upholstered faux leopard pattern seat, stamped "1X" on underside, dimensions 45 1/2" high, 13 1/2" wide, 17 1/2" deep; and a vintage Knoll Eero Saarinen tulip table, 29" high, 42" diameter.

Fine Art

Over 100 lots of fine art will be sold, including a work by Andre Gisson (French/American, 1921-2003), "Figures In A Landscape" oil on canvas, signed lower left "A. Gisson", sight size: 23" high, 29" wide; a Henry A. Ferguson (American, 1842-1911), shore scene with boats, oil on canvas, dated June 15, 1899, sight size: 10” high, 17” wide; a Herbert Marshall (British, 1841-1913), "Queens Carriage At Crown Inn", oil on board, Royal Society of Artists, sight size: 12" high, 17 1/2" wide; a James Gale Tyler (American, 1855-1931), "Craft of 1850", impressionist harbor scene, oil on canvas signed lower left, titled on stretcher and bearing gallery label, sight size 14" high, 20" wide; a Possibly Antoni Clave Sanmartin (French/Spanish, 1913-2005), "Village Scene" oil on canvas, signed lower right "Clave", sight size 3 1/2" high, 29 1/2" wide; an Arthur Parton (American, 1842-1914), pastoral landscape scene with cattle watering, oil on canvas, signed lower right, sight size 14 1/2" high, 18 1/2" wide; a possibly Fritz Melbye, (Danish 1826-1896), landscape, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left “F. S. Melbye ‘64”, sight size 12” high, 24” wide; a Bert Hildebrand (Belgian, 1910-1974), "Street Scene", oil on canvas, signed lower left, in a carved natural wood frame, parcel gilt, sight size 31" high, 25" wide; a John C. Hare (American, 1908-1978), "Dock Scene" watercolor, signed lower right "John Hare", sight size 11 3/8" high, 16" wide; a Frederick Albert Clark (English, 1869-1954), "Mare And Foal" oil on canvas, signed, dated lower right "F. Albert Clark 1900", sight size 21 1/2" high, 26 1/2" wide; an Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978), "Seagulls" oil on canvas board, signed lower right "Emile A. Gruppe", titled, signed on verso with original sales receipt from Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Gloucester, Massachusetts, dated 1975, sight size 15 3/8" high, 19 1/2" wide; an Anda Styler (American, 20th century), "The Summit", acrylic on canvas, signed lower right "Styler", sight size 25 1/2" high, 37 1/2" wide; a Paolo Sala (Italian, 1859-1929) possibly "The Strand London" watercolor signed lower left "Paolo Sala", sight size 21 3/8" high, 29 1/2" wide; and a Ford Beckman (Am. 1952-2014), large untitled abstract mixed media painting on plywood, alternating yellow and black stripes with inset rectangle, 70" high, 80" wide. Beckman's work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Essl Collection, Vienna.

A Connecticut estate yielded a rare lot, Anita Dube (Indian, b. 1958), "I/32 Tara Apartments edition of ten photos, number 1 of 10 editions, dated 2000, each signed, titled, numbered, dated on verso, sight size approximately 10 5/8" high, 7 1/8" wide.

Also being sold for a Connecticut estate are several original political cartoons by Charles Lewis Bartholomew (American, 1869-1949 editorial cartoonist). Mr. Bartholomew was known simply as "Bart" and is most widely known for his daily cartoons published by The Minneapolis Journal.

Eastern European Art

The sale also includes over 75 lots of Croatian and Eastern European naïve/folk art paintings, being sold for the estate of a prominent New York City dealer/collector who specialized in Croatian Naïve art, which is a classification of art that is often characterized by a childlike simplicity in its subject matter and technique. Over 185 works are included in the grouped lots, and include many reverse paintings on glass, silkscreens, and works in other mediums. Artists represented include Djuro Popec, Ivicia Fister, Josip Horvat, Petar Gregec, Ivan Vecenaj, Zeljko Seles, Ivan Lackovic, Dragica Loncaric, Franjo Klopotan, Antun Bahunek, Branko Bahunek, Eugen Buktenica, Florika Puja, Djuro Popec, Ivan Rabuzin, Ivan Generalic, Emir Dragulu and Ivan Vecenaj.

Asian Decorative Arts

The Schwenke firm has become known for upside surprises in the area of Asian decorative arts, ever since the sale a few years ago of a double sided jade panel for a record $392,000. This sale has several lots of Asian decorative arts on offer, including a fine Chinese sang De boeuf glazed covered jar of tapering form, Chien Lung period 1736-1795, in a custom box, the jar measuring 12 1/2" high, 7 3/4" wide; a Chinese export cut corner bowl, with fer de rouge decoration, bearing the label on base “Circa Antiques Juanita Grundin”, sized 4 3/4" high, 10" wide; a Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze green Tara figure, elaborately bedecked and attired, seated with right foot resting on a lotus, set on a double lotus base and measuring 8 1/2" high, 5 1/2" wide, 4 1/2" deep; a Sino-Tibetan bronze Amitayus buddha, seated in Padmasana and holding the Vase of Life, on a pierced lotus base, 7 1/2" high, 5" wide, 3 1/2" deep; a Chinese bronze Bodhisattva Manjushri, finely detailed with attributes of book and padma form ruyi, seated on a lion, atop a lotus plinth base, 9 1/2" high, 6 1/2" wide, 4 1/2" deep; a Chinese twelve panel carved and polychromed lacquer screen depicting birds, flowering trees and pond in a landscape, with each panel 8' high, 18" wide, 3/4" deep, and overall length 18'; a Japanese Katana sword with sharkskin wrapped handle, containing one animal form menuki, 36 1/2" long, 1 1/2" wide; a pair of Japanese orange lacquer turned wood containers, 16" high, 14" diameter; a pair of country Chinese carved and painted arm chairs, with oxbow crests, paneled seats and box stretchers,19th century, dimensions 27" high, 24" wide, 18.5" deep, with provenance a private New York collection; a fine Chinese carved and painted ivory tusk, profusely carved with a battle scene waged in a mountainous setting with rocky outcrops and fortress, 18" high, 4 1/2" wide, 4" deep; a Thangka Samantabhadra depicting a central mandala surrounded by various deities in union in natural pigments on fabric, sight size 27 1/2" high, 18 1/2" wide; an early small Tibetan thangka, pigments and gilt on fabric, 17 1/2" high, 13 1/2" wide; several Chinese white and celadon jade pendant placques; a Chinese bronze Jambhala figure, seated in halitasana holding attributes of Nakula Mongoose and wish granting Jewel, together with an associated carved giltwood double lotus base, possibly Japanese, the figure 6 1/2" high, 4 1/2" wide, 3 1/2" deep; a Thangka depicting Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini Yabyum, natural pigments and gilt on fabric, signed on verso, the sheet: 39" high, 29" wide, and total hanging size 53" high, 36" wide; an Asian carved, polychromed and gilded standing figure of Guan Yin, 37" high, 10 1/2" wide; and a work in the manner of Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864-1957), “Eagle on a Pine Branch”, watercolor on paper, signature seal lower right, bears strong calligraphic inscription upper right with poem "92 years old, still strong like the bird" in a carved hardwood frame under glass, sight size 38" high, 19" wide.

Ethnographic and Tribal Arts

Twenty five ethnographic and native/tribal arts lots are crossing the block, including African tribal masks, figures and tools, a New Guinea Sepik River carved wood and fiber mask, 27" high, 10" wide; an African carved and painted wood Dogon mask, 25" high, 13" wide; and an African Bamana Chi Wara carved wood headdress, 49 1/2" high, 12 1/2" wide.

Continental and English Decorative Arts

The sale includes many fine pieces of formal English furniture from Connecticut estates. Among the offerings are a fine Regency brass inlaid rosewood tea caddy, 8 3/4" high, 12 1/2" wide; a Renaissance revival style carved savonarola chair, 35" high, 25" wide, 17" deep; a pair of English Staffordshire pottery standing lions with foot on ball, glass eyes, standing 11 1/2" high, 13 1/2" wide, 5 3/4" deep; an early English inlaid four drawer chest with bone and possibly ebony inlay on bun feet, 35 1/2" high, 38 1/2" wide, 21" deep; a William & Mary one drawer table on turned legs, "X" form stretcher, 28" high, 27 1/2" wide, 17 3/4" deep; an English carved mahogany sofa table, finely hand carved detail throughout, with two frieze drawers, late 19th century, 29 1/2" high, 46 12" wide, 27" deep. Open: 69" wide; a George III mahogany bow front chest with two drawers over two long drawers, 34 3/4" high, 39" long, 20" wide; a fine George III carved five tiered mahogany etagere, with turned shelf supports and one working large drawer, raised on turned legs with brass cup casters, 19th century, 49" high, 18" wide, 13.5" deep; a hepplewhite mahogany three tier dumbwaiter, the tops with molded edge and supported by vase and column standards, raised on a spade foot tripod base, England, circa 1780, 51" high, 27" wide, 27" deep; an early English oak paneled chest, top with three inset panels over heavily carved front, 22 1/2" high, 43 1/2" wide, 22 1/2" deep; a fine satinwood inlaid mahogany barometer with inlay of daffodil blooms and shells, maker Pearle And Sons Ltd. Leeds, York and Leicester; 36" high, 10" wide; a George III inlaid mahogany sideboard, serpentine shape with conforming top, one central bowed drawer, left side large drawer simulated two, right side two graduated drawers, stiles inlaid with two oval satinwood paterae and set on square tapering legs with spade feet; 60" long, 24" deep, 35 1/2" high; a fine Georgian camelback sofa upholstered in brocade fabric on mahogany square legs and stretcher, 38" high, 82" wide, 31 1/2" deep; a George III mahogany swell front chest, the top with double beaded edge over two short and three long drawers, 42" high, 42" wide, 19" deep; a Regency inlaid mahogany drop leaf work table with rosewood and string inlaid crossbanding, 28 1/4" high, 15 1/4" wide, 21" deep; a fine George III inlaid mahogany dome top cellarette, on original base with tapered legs and inlaid stringing, 27" high, 15" long, 11" deep; a fine Queen Anne figured walnut and parcel gilt looking glass, with carved and pierced gilded shell in upper scrollboard, probably English,18th century, 43.5" high, 24" wide; and an early English painted beechwood Jacobean caned and upholstered side chair, with arched carved crest rail, turned ears, canted back with upholstered splat flanked by columnar stiles, turned stretchers, on S-scroll front legs, late 17th century, 51" high, 8.5" wide, 15.5" deep.

Continental furniture and decorations are also featured, most notably a French Louis XVI marble top bronze mounted rectangular parlor table with red and white variegated marble, with one working drawer, raised on stop-fluted legs with brass toe caps, late 18th century, 28" high, 39" wide, 25.5" deep; an early Continental carved document or tithe box incised with various pinwheel designs, top with lettering, signature on side "Diopha Gverbz", 5 1/4" high, 11" wide; a Continental paint decorated dower chest, 18th century, with lift up paneled top, original iron carrying handles, and having original blue and floral paint decoration with applied half-spindle turnings, 20" high, 44" wide, 23" deep; a very rare pair of Baroque carved, gilded and mirrored vitrines and parts, in as found estate condition, 30" high, 27" wide to 31 1/2" high, 29 1/2" wide; a Continental carved and painted Bible box with wrought iron mounts and handles,18th century or earlier, 7 1/2" high, 16 3/4" wide; and a rare Louis XIII carved walnut rectangular tray top tea table, with one drawer, set on turned legs and shaped stretcher base, late 17th, early 18th century, 25" high, 25.5" wide, 18.5" deep, with provenance from a private New York collection.

Americana, Formal/Country and Folk Art

This large auction has at its core a sizable group of American formal and country furniture, decorations and folk art consigned from several estate sources. Over 300 Americana lots will be offered, and the Schwenke firm anticipates that the Americana section will begin selling at approximately 5pm on Sunday afternoon.

The American folk art, country furniture and decorative arts include many lots of copper molds, kitchen items, hooked rugs, samplers, baskets, candlesticks, lighting, decoys, fireplace equipment, early cast iron cooking utensils, pewter, leather and wooden boxes and game boards, whirlygigs, mortar and pestles, spongeware and stoneware, pottery, porcelain, glassware, glass bottles, wicker, trade signs, folk portraits, decorated sleds, bellows, early hinges, benches, buggy seats, clear and colored glass fluid lamps, quilts, coverlets, children’s toys, tinsel paintings and brass utensils, buckets and implements.

Folk art and country furniture primary lots of interest include a group of six Pennsylvania rye straw baskets including two large lidded baskets, 6" high, 9" wide to 14 3/4" high, 17" wide; a New England folk art carved wood wall box with pinwheel design, 10 1/4" high, 12" wide; a primitive stepback pewter cupboard having two shelves over single door cupboard and two lower shelves, 76" high, 81 1/2" wide, 17 1/2" deep; an American blue painted fitted cabinetmaker's chest having a rectangular top with molded edge opening to an interior with three compartmented sliding storage drawers on applied molded base. 17 5/8" high, 36 1/4" wide, 19 1/2" deep, provenance Christies New York, sale 1/21/2000, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Art and Decorative Arts Lot 84; a folk art portrait of a gentleman, oil on canvas, unsigned. Sight size: 27 1/4" high, 21" wide; a folk art carved and painted merganser carving, on stand, 16" high, 25 1/2" wide, 14" deep; a 1776 needlework alphabet sampler depicting several alphabets, initialed, dated "CFH 1776", sight size 10 1/4" high, 10 1/4" wide; a 1789 needlework alphabet sampler signed "Betty Slater Aged 8 Year 1789", sight size: 11 3/4" high, 7 3/4" wide; a large 1779 needlework pictorial sampler depicting angels, a stag, butterfly, floral urns signed, dated "Priscilla Skuse December 1779" sight size: 18 1/2" high, 16 3/4" wide; a folk art portrait of gentleman with book, oil on panel, unsigned, sight size 33" high, 25 1/2" wide; a Folk Art maritime swordfish bill and wood sword, 39" long; a country red painted pine Chippendale chest having two drawers over three graduated drawers, 29 3/4" high, 31" wide, 18" deep; a group of six various turned wood marble solitaire game boards, 9" diameter to 12" diameter; an American Federal period decorated bench, probably Pennsylvania, 19th century, 34" high, 72 1/2" wide, 26" deep; three colored printed glass bottles comprising Johann Hoff, Armours Extract of Beef Chicago and Gargling Oil, Lockport, NY, 7 3/4" high, 3" diameter to 7 1/2" high, 3" wide; a rare diminutive paint decorated blanket chest, with lift top and boot jack ends, the front having a house and landscape, Deerfield, Mass., descended in the Sheldon family, late 18th, early 19th century, 20" high, 38" wide, 16" deep; a black painted tavern table with oval top on turned legs, stretcher base, 27 1/2" high, 27 1/4" wide, 23" deep; a New England queen anne figured maple drop leaf dining table, with rectangular leaves, shaped aprons and turned legs ending in pad feet, probably Rhode Island, mid-18th century, 27" high, 46" wide (open), 48" long, from a private New York collection; a pine twelve drawer apothecary cabinet together with six apothecary jars, 6" high, 3" wide to 32" high, 30 1/2" wide, 12 3/4" deep; a pair of folk art portraits comprising "Lady In Lace Cap" and "Gentleman In Black Scarf", oil on canvas, unsigned, approximately 33" high, 27 1/2" wide; a folk art carved and painted carousel horse on stand, 88" high, 59" wide; an American red painted dough box form hutch table, 27" high, 54 1/4" wide, 28 1/2" deep; an American Southern yellow pine solid paneled door corner cupboard, with two pairs of paneled doors, 85 3/4" high, 46" wide, 33" deep; an American primitive country pine pewter wall cupboard, with shaped valance molding, two shelves over two cupboard doors, 71 3/4" high, 41 1/2" wide, 17" deep; a diminutive New England William & Mary maple gateleg table, 27 1/4" high, 30" wide, 12" deep; an American sack back windsor arm chair, seven spindle back and stretcher base, 36" high, 24" wide, 18 1/4" deep; an American seven spindle fan back windsor arm chair, possibly Pennsylvania, 41" high, 30" wide, 18" deep; a fine Delaware Valley ladderback arm chair, with five slat back, shaped arms and bulbous turned front stretcher, 45 1/2" high, 24 1/4" wide, 22 1/2" deep; and a possibly Southern black painted bamboo turned windsor writing arm chair, having yellow pine writing board, 37 3/4" high, 33 1/2" wide, 26" deep.

Many lots of important American formal furniture are on the block for this sale. Among the notable lot of interest are a fine New England Queen Anne walnut balloon seat side chair, Boston, circa 1750, with early leather upholstery and seat stuffing, 39.5" high, 21" wide, 17" deep, provenance: Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York, NY, and a private Washington State collection; an important Southern hepplewhite inlaid walnut work table, having paneled sides with two drawers flanked by inlaid stiles and bellflower-inlaid with splayed, cuffed feet, 27" high, 20.5" wide, 18" deep, provenance a New York collector; a fine Boston chippendale carved mahogany tea table, the square molded top tipping on a turned, fluted and gear carved column, raised on acanthus carved legs with elongated claw and ball feet, 18th century, 27.5" high, 32" wide, 32.5" deep, in as found condition, provenance a New York collection; a Federal inlaid mahogany two part ladies secretary, the top two door section with cubbies and ledger slots, the base with fold down writing board and two graduated long drawers with crossbanding and geometric inlays, the legs inlaid with birdseye maple rectangles and ending in tapered feet, North Shore, Massachusetts or Portsmouth, NH, 19th century, 42 1/2" wide, 53" high, 22" deep; a New England walnut Queen Anne rectangular tea table, with molded top and scalloped apron, set on slender cabriole legs ending in pad feet, probably Massachusetts, 18th century, 26.5" high, 27" wide, 18" deep; a rare New York queen anne figured walnut balloon seat side chair, with shaped figured walnut splat and cabriole legs ending in shod trifid foot, circa 1750, 38" high, 21" wide, 17.5" deep; a New England queen anne spanish foot rush seat side chair, stained maple, with large bulbous front and side stretchers, school of John Gaines, Portsmouth, NH, 18th century. 27" high, 20.5" wide, 15" deep, provenance Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York, NY; a rare New York Federal carved mahogany octagonal ladies work table, with one working drawer, raised on molded arched cabriole legs ending in carved paw feet with flat shelf stretcher, attributed to Duncan Phyfe, New York, circa 1800-1810, 29" high, 22.5" wide, 15" deep. The table carries provenance of Sothebys, New York, American Furniture & Decorative Arts, January 1988, lot #1810; Collection of Norman Hascoe, Greenwich, CT; Sothebys, New York, American Furniture & Decorative Arts, January 2011; lot #32; Leigh Keno, New York, NY; an important Massachusetts hepplewhite carved mahogany side chair, with elaborately carved shield form back, upholstered seat and floral, leaf and stop-fluted carved front legs, die-stamped "S. Badlam" on rear seat rail, by Stephen Badlam, Dorchester Lower Mills, Massachusetts, also "SF" for journeyman Samuel Fiske, late 18th century, carving attributed to Samuel McIntyre, 38" high, 21.5" wide, 18.5" deep, an armchair stamped "S.F." is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, provenance: Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York, NY; a very fine matched pair of Chippendale carved mahogany side chairs, with shaped crest rail with bead and scrolled volutes, centering a leaf carving, above a Gothic interlaced splat with quatrefoil design, square seat with floral and leaf carved knees with cabriole legs ending in carved claw and ball feet, school of Thomas Tuft or James Gillingham, Philadelphia, c. 1770-75, 38” high, 22 1/2” wide, 19” deep, provenance a Ridgefield, Connecticut estate; a New England chippendale carved mahogany reverse serpentine oxbow four drawer chest with slide, raised on ogee bracket feet, probably Massachusetts, 18th century, 32.5" high, 36.5" wide, 21" deep, retaining the original hardware, provenance a private New York collection; a queen anne walnut dish top tea table with bird cage support, baluster turned shaft and arched cabriole legs ending in pad feet, Pennsylvania, 18th century, 36" diameter, 28" high; a fine Sheraton carved and inlaid mahogany bow front sideboard, with tiger maple, geometric and string inlays, pull out slide, and turned reeded legs ending in ball feet, with blue painted interior and back, school of John & Thomas Seymour, Boston, 19th century, 35" high, 37.5" wide, 21" deep, provenance Sothebys, New York; Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York, NY; an unusual Federal inlaid mahogany drop leaf one drawer work table, with bowed front and inlaid frieze with lunette inlay, above a drawer and shaped stretcher, with square legs, Boston circa 1800, in the manner of John & Thomas Seymour, 29" high, 18 1/2" deep, 17" wide, 30" wide leaves up; a Massachusetts Sheraton carved mahogany tall post bed, with elaborate multiple carving motifs, including spiral carved posts, rosette carved blocks and turned spiral carved feet, with acanthus carved bolt covers, probably Boston, 19th century, together with upholstered tester frame, 93" high, 64" wide, 82" long, provenance a private New York collection; a New England Federal carved mahogany upholstered lolling chair, with arched shaped crest, serpentine molded arms and arm supports, continuing to molded tapering legs with stretcher base, probably Massachusetts, late 18th century, 45" high, 27" wide, 25" deep, from a private New York collection; and a fine queen anne cherrywood lowboy, probably Connecticut origin, 18th century, having one long drawer over central shell carved drawer with flanking drawers, shaped apron with acorn drops on cabriole legs with "C" scrolled knees ending in pad feet, 30" high, 35 3/4" wide, 20 1/4" deep.

Several American wall, mantle, bracket and tall clocks are selling, including a brass dial Bucks County, Pennsylvania walnut tall clock, dial signed "Benjamin Morris, New Britain", the case with a molded closed bonnet, tombstone shaped door and bracket feet, 89" high, 20" wide, 11" deep. Benjamin Morris (1748-1833), worked in Reading, Hilltown and New Britain, Pennsylvania, and was a highly productive clock maker who is estimated to have made at least three hundred tall clocks.

Oriental Carpets

The sale also includes over 35 fine estate oriental carpets including Persian, Caucasian and Turkoman room and scatter sized rugs, and other regional and modern rugs of varying sizes. In addition to a very large room size Sarouk carpet measuring 20' long, 11' wide, the group of carpets includes a fine Caucasian prayer rug carpet measuring 47" long, 31" wide, and a fine Persian Heriz room size carpet, 8' 10" long, 12' 3" wide.

The catalog for the sale is viewable at Internet, absentee and phone bidding are available for this live gallery auction by registering directly with Schwenke Auctioneers. The sale will be broadcast live through Live Auctioneers and Invaluable. For information please call Schwenke Auctioneers at 203-266-0323.

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