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An Exceptional Americana Auction- featuring items from the estate of John Davis Williams early Boston settlers

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WHEN: Saturday, February 29 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(PREVIEW: Wednesday - Friday from 12-5 pm and 8:30 morning of the sale)

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Lot 1 
19th C. reverse painting on glass game board in a period frame, 16.5" x 16.5" overall size
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 2 
Early 19th C. Federal maple/mahogany watch hutch, 13"H. x 5"W.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 3 
18th C. New England fan back Windsor chair with great form in green paint, 18" seat height, back 38"H.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 4 
Pair of late 19th C. cast iron andirons, baseball players, 19.5"H.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 5 
Good Federal tiger maple wash stand with dovetailed drawer in lower shelf, ca.1820, 20"W. x 39" top of back
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 6 
Early 19th C. American school miniature portrait painting, profile of a woman seated with hair comb and book, reverse reads Jane M. Luckie, sight size 3.75" x 2.75"
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 7 
Two 19th C. miniature portrait paintings, woman with flowers Jane Morris Hatfield 4.25" x 3.5" with a profile portrait of gentleman with curl, 3.25" x 2.25"
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 7R 
Fine 19th C. silk Oriental scatter rug, maroon field with royal purple boarder, 5' x 7'3"
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 8 
Good Federal wall mirror, eglomise tablet clock and landscape, similar to a NH mirror clock, ca.1825, 39"H. x 19"W.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 9 
18th C. carved burl wood bowl in old color, 6.5"H. x 15"D.
(Estimate: $600-900 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 10 
Fine Federal bow front four drawer chest, cherry with birdseye maple drawer fronts and drop panel, attributed to Spooner & Fitts Athol MA, ca.1810-1815, 42"H. x 39"W.
(Estimate: $3000-5000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 11 
Pencil and ink poem "The Choice" by W. Homden East Salem school 1790, Edna Greenwood provenance, 7.5" x 11"
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 12 
An exceptionally fine Federal Boston mahogany candle-stand with alternating radiate flame birch and mahogany top intricate inlaid edge, old finish, workshop of Thomas Seymour, ca.1805-1815, 28"H. x top 19" x 25.5" top 19" x 25.5"
(Estimate: $3000-5000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 13 
Pair of early 19th C. watercolors on paper primitive portraits of children in landscape, period frames 8.5" x 7.5" image size
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 14 
Two 19th C. papier mache and painted Milliners heads, 16"H.
(Estimate: $600-900 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 15 
Important three part Federal Portsmouth NH secretary, mahogany with flame birch inlays including drop panel, attributed to Judkins and Senter Portsmouth NH, ca.1805-1810, 40"W. 87"H.
(Estimate: $10,000-15,000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 16 
19th C. double silhouette of Francis and Julia Kellogg 1841, Troy NY, sight 10.5" x 8"
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 17R 
Oriental scatter rug, 4'6" x 6'8"
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 17 
Two 18th C. Queen Anne mahogany side chairs with slip seats and carved knees, ca.1760-1780
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 18 
Fine Federal inlaid mahogany tilt top candlestand top with rosewood cross banding, urn standard delicate spider leg with inlaid cuff, Portsmouth ca.1810 original finish
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 19 
Queen Anne maple New England candlestand 26"H. with 14" square top with a round top Federal maple candlestand with tiger maple stem, ca.1800
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 20 
Fine Boston Federal mahogany sideboard with birdseye maple inlays, attributed to the Seymour workshops, ca.1810-1815, 45"H. x 74"L.
(Estimate: $5000-7000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 21 
Fine 18th C. one drawer cherry pipe/wall box with a drawer, dovetailed construction and stencil decoration, 17"H. x 6.5"W.
(Estimate: $800-1200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 22 
Fine pair of New England Federal mahogany shield back chairs, carved bellflowers with inlaid fans, original finish ca.1800, Williams Family, 18" seat height. x 38"Back height
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 22R 
Antique Oriental runner 3’8” X 10’ 6”
(Estimate: $800-1200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 23 
Pair of 19th C. cast iron pineapple post finials in old gray paint, 21"H.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 24 
Mid 19th C. American campaign or parade hat, with feather, 7"H. x 12"L.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 25 
Highly unusual Federal tiger maple slant lid desk, with inlaid interior, inscribed "Louis Luca's De Laprairie 1806" on prospect door, on document drawers "H.P. Valle' M.B." and Dieu Seul", 38.5"W. x 45"H.
(Estimate: $2000-3000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 26 
Watercolor/gouache depicting British camp at Paulus Hook in 1776 by E.L. Henry, 12" x 20"
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 27 
18th C. carved child's size frisian footed blanket chest, 8.5"H. x 10.5"L.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 27R 
Late 19th C. Caucasian Oriental rug with five medallions, 4'x 9'6"
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 28 
Good Q.A. CT River Valley cherry candlestand with heart and diamond inlay, ca.1800, 26"H. x 16.5"Dia.
(Estimate: $800-1200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 29 
Oil on canvas, portrait of Jane Johnton painted in 1826, 24" x 20", exhibited at the Currier Museum, Raley estate, 24" x 20"
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 30 
Federal MA mahogany chest of drawers, unusual tambour top, with satinwood inlaid ovals, ca.1810-1820, 46"H. x 42"W.
Lot 31 
Early 19th C. weight driven banjo clock with battleship tablets, "Hull" 43"H.
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 32 
19th C. banjo clock with original early eglomise tablets, inlaid case, 34"H.
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 32R 
Antique Heriz runner 3’2” X 16’
(Estimate: $700-1000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 33 
18th C. small size New England stretcher base tavern table, with one drawer and original top, 25.5"H x 31"L x 20"D
(Estimate: $500-800. This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 34 
Good 18th C./early 19th C. fire bellows with floral cornucopia stitching, 12"L.
(Estimate: $200-300 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 35 
Fine pair of Federal demi-lune mahogany card tables with conch shell inlays, and bead carved legs on spade feet, ca. 1800, Williams Family Boston, 36"W. x 28.5"H.
(Estimate: $1000-2000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 36 
Pair of Portraits, oil on board of John and Hannah Williams, Boston-Roxbury MA, signed J. Johnston dated 1811, with family history, board size 30" x 24"
(Estimate: $3000-5000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 37R 
Antiques Oriental Heriz rug, 7'9" x 10'6"
(Estimate: $500-1000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 37 
Pair of antique iron Native American andirons, with bows and arrows, 19"H.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 38 
Federal tilt top birch candlestand with birdseye maple oval inlaid top on spade feet, old red stain, NH ca.1810-1815
(Estimate: $500-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 39 
19th C. watercolor on paper "The Lords Prayer Eleven Languages" in polychrome, 16" x 21"
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 40 
Early 19th C. putty paint decorated two drawer blanket chest, brass and wood likely VT, 37"H. x 38"W.
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 41 
Pair of early 19th C. oil on wood boards portrait of Mr. & Mrs. Schafer, 7" x 6"
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 42 
Good Federal carved mahogany wing chair with reeded legs on caster feet, ca.1820
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 43 
Large size floor model game wheel, cast iron base, polychrome painted with reverse on glass H C Evans Chicago, 90"H. x 60"D. wheel
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 44 
Good 19th C. paint decorated country game wheel, 21"H. x 14"D. wheel
(Estimate: $500-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 45 
Set of six Federal carved mahogany Boston dining chairs, Williams Family, ca.1830, seat 18"H. - back 34"H.
(Estimate: $800-1200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 46 
From the estate of Winifred Harding, miniature band box with a double butter stamp
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 47R 
Antique Persian scatter, maroon field, 4'5" x 7'1"
(Estimate: $600-900 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 47 
Oil on canvas signed Frank Vining Smith lower right, two ships in full sail, in a Newcomb Macklin frame, 34" x 40"
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 48 
19th C. American walnut two over three drawer miniature chest with Sandwich Glass nobs, 14.25"H.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 49 
Folk Art wood carving Indian Chief "Princess Fire Fly Wabanaki" in polychrome paint decoration, 9"H. x 11"L.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 50 
Good Chippendale maple two part secretary with blind door top, step down interior, old brass, RI origin, ca.1760-1780, desirable small size, 36"W. x 77"H., with Bernard Levy provenance, see document
(Estimate: $1500-2500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 51 
Three pieces of 19th C. mochaware, including 4"H. cream pitcher earthworm, 5.25"H. mottled pepper pot with a 5.5"D. earthworm bowl
(Estimate: $600-900 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 52 
Two mocha pouring pitchers, 7" earthworm example with a 7.5" yellow ware example
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 52R 
Antique prayer rug 3’ X 5’
(Estimate: $400-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 53 
Mohawk Tool Works brass plaque mounted on wood
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 54 
19th C. paint decorated knife tray - red, yellow, blue, green and white, likely VT origin, 12"L.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 55 
Fine PA Chippendale mahogany four drawer chest with fluted quarter columns and ogee feet, ca.1785, 36"W. x 34"H.
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 56 
Two antique fabric pen wipes, Colonial gentleman with cane 5.5"H. figure with dogs
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 57 
Good Federal small size carved and gilt convex wall mirror with eagle crest, ca.1820, 30"H. x 16"W.
(Estimate: $500-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 57R 
Room size Oriental Kerman rug, navy field, 9'2" x 12'10"
(Estimate: $500-1000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 58 
Good pair of Chippendale "bright-cut" andirons with claw n ball feet, 20"H. ca. 1780-1800
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 59 
Collection of six early framed silhouettes four profiles of women, two of gentlemen including Captain Hardy 1803
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 60 
Fine Philadelphia walnut Chippendale lowboy with good shell and vine carving, acanthus carved knees on claw and ball feet, ca.1775, 30"H. x 31.5"W.
(Estimate: $5000-7000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 61 
Miniature folk portrait of a child in blue dress, the second child of Geo. Grosborn 1830-1835, inscription on reverse 1.75" D. image
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 61A 
Fine 18th C. PA walnut two-part highboy with shell carved knees and trifed carved feet, 6'7"H., 42"W. x 24"D.
(Estimate: $2000-3000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 62 
18th C. Q.A. mahogany wine cooler with carved stocking feet, brass bands, 21.5"H. x 24"L. x 16"D.
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 63 
Good cherry oxbow slant lid desk with fitted interior, on ogee bracket feet, 41"W. x 43"H. x 19.5"D.
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 64 
19th C. theorem painting on velvet, bird and fruit basket, 14" x 17"
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 65 
Chippendale walnut PA tall chest, with nine drawers and old brass, ca.1780, 38"W. x 60"H.
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 66 
Oil on artist’s board, the paddle wheeler "Whitehall" by Albert Nemethy Sr., 8.5" x 21.5"
(Estimate: $400-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 67R 
Antique Persian scatter rug, carnelian field, 4'4" x 6'10"
(Estimate: $600-900 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 67 
C. Hart and Son, Sherburne, NY, 6 gallon stoneware butter churn with cobalt decoration, 19"H.
(Estimate: $200-300 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 68 
19th C. paint decorated wooden book box with a drawer 10"H. x 6"D. with a dome top wallpaper covered document box, 13"L.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 69 
Three cobalt decorated stoneware pieces: handled jug by M. White, Utica, 16"H., double handled crock by H. & G. Nash, Utica, 12.5"H. and a crock by W.M.E. Warner, West Troy, 8.5"H.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 70 
Two part Chippendale walnut set-back cupboard two panel door top with two drawers and doors in base, on ogee feet ca. 1780-1800, 85"H. x 49"W. base
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 71 
19th C. stencil paint decorated covered storage box, decorated all around in red, yellow and blue stencil paint, 13"L. x 7"H.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 72 
19th C. small size paint decorated PA deacons bench, 50"L. x 35"H.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 73 
18th C. NH birch tilt top candlestand with vine inlay and oval top, old finish, ca.1790
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 74 
Country document box with carved dog handle 12"L. x 8"W. x 9"H., with a carved wooden and painted torch, 17"H. (22,27)
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 75 
Early Q.A. tiger maple two part New England highboy with original early Q.A. cotter pin brass, ca.1750-1760, 69.5"H. x 38.5"W.
(Estimate: $3000-5000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 76 
Small brass sailors sextant 5.5"L, Ross London in a mahogany case, with an early 19th C. English tortise shell tea caddy 6"L
(Estimate: $400-600. This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 77 
Good Queen Anne CT cherry tilt top birdcage candlestand with star inlaid top, ca.1790
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 77R 
Good contemporary Oriental room size rug, 8'9" x 11'2"
(Estimate: $700-1200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 78 
Pair of exceptional 19th C. papier mache scalloped trays, 31" and 25"L. with period folding stand
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 79 
19th C. carved gilt and painted spread wing eagle on plinth, 14"H. x 13"W.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 80 
Federal cherry two-part corner cupboard with arched glass door top and drawers and doors in base, 86"H. x 54"W. x 26"D.
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 81 
Important oil on canvas, “Rigolette” from Gustave Flaubert’s “Madam Bovary”, painted in 1846 by Joseph-Desire Court for the Hon. S.G. Goodrich, American Counsel in Paris, sold at auction in Boston 1849, purchased by G.H. Lodge (Williams family). Accompanying this work is the original 1849 auction catalog (Leonard and Cunningham Auctioneers) describing this work along with letters authenticating the work as an original by Court, painted expressly for the Hon S.G. Goodrich while in Paris. A similar work exhibited at the Beaux Arts Museum Paris. See extensive portfolio of literature. 35” x 46”
(Estimate: $10,000-15,000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 82 
Large gilt iron spread wing eagle, 47"L. x 17"H.
(Estimate: $500-1000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 82R 
Antique Heriz room size rug, good colors, 8’ X 10’10”
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 83 
Fine Hepplewhite inlaid mahogany one drawer Pembroke table with bowed ends and leaves on castor feet, 28"H. x 30"L.
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 84 
Pastel portrait of a man in silhouette, attrib. to James Sharples, oval size 7" x 5" in a period gilt frame
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 85 
Good 18th C. CT cherry lowboy/ dressing table with scalloped apron on well formed legs, old brass, ca.1760-1770, Litchfield CT, 36"h. x 29"W.
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 86 
Oil on canvas, House on Pond, signed George W. Drew, 12"x 18"
(Estimate: $300-500. This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 87 
18th C. brass English six arm chandelier, 21"H. x 29" Dia.
(Estimate: $800-1200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
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