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The catalogue for the 22 April 2015 auction of American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts including 20th Century Design at Freeman's in Philadelphia. For more information about the lots in this sale, or registering to bid please visit

Transcript of American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts including 20th Century Design

  • 04/22/15

    American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts including 20th Century Design

  • Sale 1514Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10am1808 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

    Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19 Monday, April 20 Tuesday, April 21 $35 in the gallery$42 domestic mail$47 international mail

    Inside Front Cover: Lot 7Inside Back Cover: Lot 10

    Visit or call 267.414.1256 to purchase a catalogue. Complimentary digital catalogues may be viewed online along with color images of every lot in the auction.




    American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts including 20th Century Design

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  • Important Information for Buyers


    RegistrationAll 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 require proof of identification and residence and may require a credit card and/or a bank reference. By registering for the sale, the buyer acknowledges that he or she has read, understood and accepted Freemans Terms and Conditions of Sale.

    Buyers PremiumA Buyers Premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The Buyers Premium shall be: 25% on the first $100,000 of the hammer price of each lot, 20% on the portion from $100,001 through $2,000,000, and 12% thereafter.

    Sales TaxAll items in the catalogue are subject to the 8% Pennsylvania and Philadelphia sales tax. Dealers purchasing for resale must register their tax numbers on current PA forms. Forms should be submitted to our Client Services office on the second floor.

    Catalogue DescriptionsAll item descriptions, dimensions and estimates are provided for guidance only. It is the buyers responsibility to inspect all lots prior to bidding to ensure that the condition is to their satisfaction. If potential buyers are unable to inspect lots in person, our specialists will be happy to prepare detailed Condition Reports on individual lots as quickly as possible. These are for guidance only, and all lots will be sold as is as per our Terms and Conditions of Sale.

    BiddingAt the sale Registered bidders will be assigned a bidder number and given a paddle for use at the sale. Once the first bid has been placed, the auctioneer asks for higher bids in increments determined by the auctioneer. To place your bid, simply raise your paddle until the auctioneer acknowledges you. The auctioneer will not mistake a random gesture for a bid.

    By phone A limited number of telephone lines are available for bidding by phone through a Freemans representative. Phone lines must be reserved in advance. Requests must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled start of the sale.

    In writing Bid forms are available in the sale room and at the back of the catalogue. These should be submitted in person, by mail or by fax no later than one hour prior to the scheduled start of the sale. The auctioneer will bid on your behalf up to the limit.

    On the internet A fully-illustrated catalogue is available on-line at Registered bidders may leave absentee bids through the web site and will receive email confirmation of their bid. Freemans is not responsible for errors or failure to execute bids.

    PaymentPayment is due within ten (10) working days of the sale. 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.

    Removal of PurchasesDeliveries will not be made during the time of the sale unless otherwise indicated by the auctioneer. All items must be paid for and removed within ten (10) working days of the sale. Purchases not so removed may be turned over to a licensed warehouse at the expense and risk of the purchaser.

    Shipping and Packing Responsibility for packing, shipping and insurance shall be exclusively that of the purchaser. Upon request, Freemans will provide the purchaser with names of professional packers and shippers known to us.

    Endangered SpeciesLots marked * are manufactured in whole or in part of restricted materials that may include tortoiseshell, ivory, mother-of-pearl, coral, rhinoceros horn, whalebone or marine ivory. Such materials may require specific licenses, certificates, or CITES documentation for import, export, moving between states in the U.S., or resale. Obtaining these documents may require scientific, laboratory or other expert analysis, in order to establish which species or genus the material came from. Freemans is unable to provide this information, and the obligation is on the purchaser of a lot containing any of these materials to ensure that they are able to obtain all the necessary or required documents should they need to, prior to bidding on the lot. If proper documentation or licenses etc. cannot be obtained for a purchased lot, the purchaser will still be required to make an on time payment for the lot as per our standard terms and conditions. Freemans cataloguing of the lots marked with this symbol * represents the best of our opinion, and the absence of this symbol from any lot description does not form a warranty that the lot will be free from any licensing or certification restrictions.

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  • American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts Department

    Whitney LongBids [email protected] 267.414.1207

    Bethany MobbsShipping & [email protected] 267.414.1242

    Annson K. Conaway Property Manager | Americana [email protected] 215.940.9829

    Mary Maguire CarrollDirector | Client [email protected] 267.414.1236

    Samuel M. Freeman IIChairman | [email protected] 267.414.1200

    Whitney BountyAssociate [email protected] 267.414.1254

    Tim AndreadisSpecialist | 20th Century [email protected] 267.414.1215

    Lynda CainVice President | Head of [email protected] 267.414.1237

    Client Services

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  • American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts including 20th Century Design

    American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts: Lots 1-191

    20th Century Design: Lots 192-230

    Coins: Lots 231-266

    Oriental Rugs & Carpets: Lots 301-350

    Lot 81

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  • 1 142394/21Terracotta portrait medallion of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)jean-baptiste nini (italian, 1717-1786), france,circa 1777With inscribed border, B. Franklin Americain,the bust with raised, crowned cartouche markand 1777 and further signed and dated, Nini F1777, holed and framed.Diam: 4 1/2 in.provenance:Property of a Lady, Moorestown, New Jersey.note:Jean-Baptiste Nini created this commemorativemedallion at the bequest of Jacques Donatien LeRay de Chaumont (1726-1803), businessman


    3 141655/6Queen Anne mahogany tea tablenew england, 18th century andlaterThe rectangular dished top withpinched corners above shaped skirtand cabriole legs terminating in padfeet.H: 25 3/4 in. W: 28 in. D: 18 1/4 in.provenance:From the Collection of Dr. LawrenceF. Kienle.$1,000-2,000

    4 142452/12Chippendale walnut chest ofdrawersdelaware river valley, circa 1770The rectangular molded top abovetwo short drawers and threegraduated long drawers, flanked byfluted quarter columns, ogivalbracket feet.H: 33 3/4 in. W: 33 in. D: 20 1/4 in.provenance:From the Collection of Dr. and Mrs.James Marvil, Lewes, Delaware.Isaacs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.$2,000-3,000

    2 151144/3Three silver academic and masonic jewelsone with makers mark, wf, possibly for william faris(1728-1804), annapolis, mdThe first, a silver masonic jewel depicting an architecturalarch on stepped plinth, all enclosing the letter G perchedatop triangle, makers mark to verso; the second, an ovalbrooch with eagle perched on anchor surrounded bythirteen stars; and the third, engraved on one side withcrossed quills and the initials CMS, the other side withopen book.L: 2 3/8 in. (longest) Total Weight: 1 troy oz.$1,000-1,500

    and personal friend and supporter of Franklins.It, along with subsequent versions, wereincredibly popular in France during Franklinsambassadorial stay there in the late 1770s, asevidenced by Franklins 1779 letter to hisdaughter:The clay medallion you say you gave to Mr.Hopkinson was the first of the kind made inFrance. A variety of others have been made sinceof different sizes...and the numbers sold areincredible. These, with the pictures, busts andprints (of which copies upon copies are spreadeverywhere), have made your fathers face aswell known as the moon...$1,500-2,500

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  • 5 142582/1Chippendale walnut tall case clockdaniel rose (1749-1827), reading, pa, circa 1775The hood with double scroll molded cresting with floralcarved rosettes, three flame carved finials above archedglass face door enclosed by round turned columnettes,the brass face inscribed, Daniel Rose, Reading, gildeddolphin and scroll spandrels set in the arch above thechapter ring with black enamel Roman numeral hours andouter minute ring in Arabic numerals enclosed by foliateand scr