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American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts Auction 11/20/10

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  • American Furniture,Folk & DecorativeArts 11/20/10

    The 5th AnniversaryPennsylvania Sale11/21/10

  • AuctionSaturday, November 20th at 10am

    Sale 1386

    Exhibitions:Wednesday, November 17th

    through Friday, November 19th


    Saturday, November 20th


    or by appointment

    Inquiries: lynda caintel: [email protected]

    amy parentitel: [email protected]

    AuctionSunday, November 21st at 12pm

    Sale 1387

    Exhibitions:Wednesday, November 17th

    through Friday, November 19th


    Saturday, November 20th


    or by appointment

    Inquiries: Books:david bloom

    tel: 267.414.1246

    [email protected]

    joe huenke

    tel: 267.414.1247

    [email protected]

    Lynda Caintel: [email protected]

    Amy Parentitel: [email protected]

    Bidding:natalie difeliciantonio

    tel: 267.414.1208

    fax: 215.599.2240

    [email protected]

    Catalogue $30

    Inside Front Cover: Lot 586

    Inside Back Cover: Lot 252

    Freemans1808 Chestnut Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Telephone: 215.563.9275

    Fax: 215.563.8236

    American Furniture, Folk &Decorative Arts 11/20/10

    The 5th AnniversaryPennsylvania Sale11/21/10

    126 Garrett Street

    Charlottesville, VA 22902

    Telephone: 434.296.4096

    Fax: 434.296.4011

    45 School Street

    Boston, MA 02108

    Telephone: 617.367.3400

    Color images of every lot

    are available on

    Printing by Brilliant Studio

    Exton, Pennsylvania

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  • Important Informationfor Buyers


    Buyers Premium

    Sales Tax

    Catalogue Descriptions



    Removal of Purchases

    Shipping and Packing

    All potential buyers must register for the sale prior to placing a bid.Registration information may be submitted in person at our reception desk,by fax or through our website at We will requireproof of identification and residence and may require a credit card and/or abank reference. By registering for the sale, the buyer acknowledges that heor she has read, understood and accepted Freemans Terms and Conditionsof Sale.

    A Buyers Premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payableby the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The Buyers Premium shallbe: 25% on the first $20,000 of the hammer price of each lot, 20% on theportion from $20,001 through $500,000, and 12% on the portion of thehammer price exceeding $500,000.

    All items in the catalogue are subject to the 7% Pennsylvania andPhiladelphia sales tax. Dealers purchasing for resale must register their taxnumbers on current PA forms. Forms should be submitted to our ClientServices office on the second floor.

    All item descriptions, dimensions and estimates are provided for guidanceonly. It is the buyers responsibility to inspect all lots prior to bidding toensure that the condition is to their satisfaction. If potential buyers areunable to inspect lots in person, our specialists will be happy to preparedetailed Condition Reports on individual lots as quickly as possible. Theseare for guidance only, and all lots will be sold as is as per our Terms andConditions of Sale.

    At the sale Registered bidders will be assigned a bidder number and given apaddle for use at the sale. Once the first bid has been placed, theauctioneer asks for higher bids in increments determined by the auctioneer.To place your bid, simply raise your paddle until the auctioneeracknowledges you. The auctioneer will not mistake a random gesture for abid.By phone A limited number of telephone lines are available for bidding byphone through a Freemans representative. Phone lines must be reserved inadvance. Requests must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to thescheduled start of the sale.In writing Bid forms are available in the sale room and at the back of thecatalogue. These should be submitted in person, by mail or by fax no laterthan one hour prior to the scheduled start of the sale. The auctioneer willbid on your behalf up to the limit indicated, but is not responsible for errorsor failure to execute bids.On the internet A fully-illustrated catalogue is available on-line Registered bidders may leave absentee bidsthrough the web site and will receive email confirmation of their bid.Freemans is not responsible for errors or failure to execute bids.

    Lots purchased will not be released until we have received full payment.Payment may be made in cash, by check, money order, or debit card.Payments by check must clear the bank before goods will be released.

    Deliveries will not be made during the time of the sale unless otherwiseindicated by the auctioneer. All items must be paid for and removed byApril 30th at 3pm. Purchases not so removed may be turned over to alicensed warehouse at the expense and risk of the purchaser.

    Responsibility for packing, shipping and insurance shall be exclusively thatof the purchaser. Upon request, Freemans will provide the purchaser withnames of professional packers and shippers known to us.

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  • Saturday November 20, 2010 at 10am

    AmericanFurniture, Folk &Decorative Arts

    lots: 1462

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  • 41Queen Anne maple high chest18th centuryIn two parts, the upper section withmolded cornice above four longdrawers, the lower section with onelong and three short drawers,shaped apron, cabriole legs endingin pad feet.H: 66 in. W: 37 in. D: 20 in.$4,000-6,000

    2Queen Anne walnut corner chairShaped crest rail with flattenedoutscrolled arms over two piercedvasiform splats, square upholsteredseat, straight seat rail over onecabriole leg and pad foot with threestraight legs.H: 32 in.$500-750

    3Queen Anne pine dressing tablepossibly haddonfield, new jersey,circa 1750Molded rectangular top with threelip molded small drawers below oncabriole legs terminating in slipperfeet.H: 24 3/8 in. W: 34 3/4 in.D: 21 1/8 in.$2,000-3,000

    4Queen Anne mahogany tilt top teatablelate 18th centuryThe circular top on a baluster-turnedsupport and arched legs ending inslipper feet.H: 26 1/2 in. Diam: 23 in.provenance:Property of a Main Line Estate$400-600

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    5Four Queen Anne rush seat sidechairsnew england, 18th centuryEach with a serpentine crest railabove a pierced urn form splat, vaseand block turned legs ending inSpanish feet, joined by turnedstretchers.$800-1,200


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  • 56American School 19th centuryautumn scene with hunter anddogUnsigned, gouache on artist board,framed.10 1/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. (sight)$600-800

    7Queen Anne walnut bonnet top and blocked high chestboston, massachusetts circa 1765The upper section with molded broken arch pediment with three spiral-turned finials above a fan-carved and blocked drawer and arrangement of sixdrawers, the lower section with three drawers centering a fan-carved andblocked drawer, shaped apron with acorn pendants, cabriole legs ending inpad feet.H: 88 in. W: 41 1/2 in. D: 20 1/4 in.provenance:Property of a Princeton, NJ Estate. C.L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, PA, 1985.Accompanied by bill of sale. From the estate of George Upham and JeanetteLawrence Osbourne Baylies (1912-1980). Daughter of Brig. General andLucia Lincoln Boggs Osborne. Served as President-General of the Daughtersof the American Revolution, 1977-1980$15,000-25,000

    8English School 18th centuryportrait of a gentlemanoil on canvas, framed.29 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (sight)provenance:Property of a Virginian$3,000-5,000

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  • 69Queen Anne maple high chestnew england, 18th centuryThe upper case with molded corniceabove four graduated drawers, thelower case with two drawersflanking center fan-carved drawer,on cabriole legs ending in pad feet.H: 62 1/2 in. W: 39 1/2 in.D: 19 1/2 in.$3,000-5,000

    10Assorted group of ceramics andglassware18th and 19th centuryIncluding Chinese Export porcelainteapot, teabowl and a saucer, twoWorcester teacups and saucers,Meissen basket weave dinner plate,Bow teacup and saucer molded withcherry blossoms, two Italian doublehandled cups with similardecoration, a molded Wedgwoodcompote, two Anglo-Irish cut bowls,a cut glass sherry and two blownwine glasses.provenance:Estate of Susan B. Swan, author andcurator$400-600

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    11American School 18th centuryPortrait of a lady holding a fishUnsigned, Ingleby pencilled onverso, oil on canvas, framed.H: 29 in. W: 25 in.$800-1,200

    12Cherrywood tall chestnew england, late 18th centuryThe molded cornice above sixgraduated thumb molded drawerson a bracket base.H: 53 1/2 in. W: 34 in. D: 21 in.$1,000-1,500

    13Chippendale mahogany andgiltwood looking glassprobably english, circa 1765The swans neck pediment withleafy rosettes centering a cartoucheabove mirror plate flanked by filletsof tasseled drapery, shaped base.L: 53 in. W: 27 in.provenance:Property of a Princeton, NJ Estate.C.L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, PA,1984. Accompanied by bill of sale.Ex.Collection: Albert G. Towers.Illustrated in The Standard Book ofAmerican Antique Furniture (1950),Edgar G. Miller, Jr. pl