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Extremely Rare PAINT DECORATED Federal CHILD'S Chest.....SALE PENDING

An exquisitely PAINTED (not veneered) country piece emulating a fine city example. Make a statement in your home today as this little chest did some 200 years ago. Distinctive and authentic with a proud elegance owing to the sophisticated form and remarkable PAINT DECORATION created by a skilled designer, cabinet-maker, and artist. Just look at how beautifully the paint-decoration is rendered. New England, probably Southern Maine to Portsmouth NH to Salem, MA, ca. 1810-1820. Maple, basswood, and pine. Untouched including the original paint and surface, and undisturbed brass pulls. All four corners having crisply turned columns and legs with cookie-corner tops. The apron drop even retains its flaring spurs. So well cared for...in sensational condition with just minor blemishes. Proportionally perfect at about 22 inches wide x 22 tall x 11 deep.

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MINIATURE Lift Top Chest with Sophisticated Apron and Inner Folk Art Panels over Hidden Compartments. American "FANCY" Period.

Northeast America, ca. 1800 to 1825. From the AMERICAN FANCY PERIOD IN WHICH COLOR AND CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION WERE SOUGHT TO DELIGHT THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND EXCITE THE SENSES. Pine and poplar, with untouched "sugary" varnish surface. Rich dark patina. Paint decorated with outer-case having black-over-red graining, flowers on the shaped and pierced apron and bracket feet, and red tulips on the front facade within a mustard reserve. The case conceals hidden compartments, one under a till above a decorated panel that slides up to reveal a tiny drawer. A hinged panel under the lid lifts to expose three compartments, the panel decorated on the outside with a folk art painting of a ship arriving at a wharf (note the woman and man in top hat at the window), the underside of the panel having another fanciful folk art painting of dogs pulling a chariot chased by a rider on stag. The remnant of a note includes the passage "May virtue and happiness." About 10 inches long x 7 3/4 tall x 5 1/4 deep. Provenance includes the personal collection of TOM AND CAROLYN PORTER (Tom founder of Garths Auction in Ohio)..

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Folk Art Watercolor of Soldier and Horse, Sensational Blue Painted Frame

Northeast America, likely Pennsylvania, ca. 1830. Watercolor on wove-paper. Drawing mounted in-period on wove paper ground, probably to help smooth folded wrinkles. Early frame in robin's egg blue is just sensational. Frame size about 11 1/2 inches x 9 1/2. Provenance: Collection of Ted and Carol Hayward.

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SISTER'S BOND. Life-Size Double Portrait by Joseph Goodhue Chandler. 1848

Inscribed on the back: "Painted for Victoria A. and Virginia R. Wilder aged 6 years/by J.G. Chandler February 1848"..... Oil on canvas. The sisters portrayed wearing russet dresses and white pantaloons. Likely in the area of Hubbardston, Massachusetts. This portrait delightfully conveys the bond between the two sisters, embodied by their joined hands and shoulders forming a symbolic heart, in a manner that would be difficult to show as effectively even with the realism afforded by the then emerging availability of photography. And the color certainly could not have been matched by the monochromatic photographic images of the day. Note the sizeable house on the hill behind the girls, (likely their family home), the fishermen on the nearby pond, and the foreground flowers. Impactful scale! Sight size about 56 x 28 inches. Frame size about 66 tall x 39 wide. Paintings by Chandler are in many important antique and folk art collections, both private and institutional, the latter including the Shelburne Museum, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, the New York State Historical Museum at Cooperstown, and the National Gallery of Art...... Provenance includes: Hirschl & Adler; Leigh Keno; pictured and discussed in the Highly Important Americana from the Stanley Paul Sax Collection, Sotheby's, January, 1998; prominent Midwest Collection.

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Basket in Beautiful Rich Blue Paint.....SOLD

New England, ca. mid-19th century. Ash splint with fixed handle. Retains a vivid, deeply saturated, well-patinated dry blue paint. About 8 ¾ inches to the top of the handle, 8 inches long x 7 1/2 wide. Its all about the BLUE! Proveance: Private collection acquired about 30 years ago from David Schorsch.

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Vibrant True Folk Art Theorem

New England, ca. 1830. For the collector seeking the exceptional. Paint on velvet. A "one-in-a-thousand" example with a composition from the mind of the artist retaining remarkably bold, bright, primary colors and accomplished gradation of paint. Set within a simple reductive lemon-yellow basket with green borders. Lights up even a darker space. Overall frame size about 17 1/2 inches wide x 14 tall. Provenance includes Steward Gregory; Claude and Alvan Bisnoff.

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Pair Miniature Iron and Wood Urns.....SALE PENDING

Northeastern US, 19th century. Cast-iron urns that fit into molded painted bases. Clearly had outdoor exposure given the pitting to the iron, and significant wood losses to the bases, yet the weathering and wear has given them much character. Would work nicely for indoor planters. Each about 10 1/2 inches tall the top of the iron urns, bases about 9 1/4 inches square at the bases. Provenance: private collection; noted folk art dealer/collector Marna Anderson..

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Three-Finger Shaker Box in Blue-Green Paint. Period Decorated......SALE PENDING

Likely New Lebanon, NY, ca. 1840-1860. 3-fingered maple walled joined by copper nails, pine top and bottom. Retaining its original scarce blue painted surface. Stencil-painted with "SPICE." on the top (undoubtedly reference to how this box was to be used), and initialed 'EMC' within foliate decoration on one side, with more leaf/foliate decoration on the lid. Branded E.M. CLARK under the base. Clearly EM Clark was so proud of this box that he embellished it with paint and identifying it as his own. Structural condition is terrific with minor paint wear. About 8 7/8 inches long x 3 1/8 tall x 6 3/8 wide..

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MINIATURE Cradle Attributed to JONAS WEBER

Leacock Township, Lancaster County, PA, ca. 1840. Pine in original red paint, decorated with polychrome tulips and foliage with very thin crystallized over-varnish. Weber's paint decorated boxes are highly sought by collectors yet are actually more plentiful than his cradles. TINY AT JUST 8 1/2 inches long (MUCH SMALLER than cradles made for dolls). Paint and structurally in superb condition despite an old glued-crack to footboard. Similar examples of Weber toy cradles pictured in "Mennonite Arts" by Clarke Hess, page 66. Provenance: Private Connecticut collection; Sam Herrup, Don Walters, Arthur Liverant.

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Splint Basket in Yellow Paint.....SALE PENDING

New England, ca. 19th century to 1900. Ash-splint with original yellow paint with slight green cast. Fixed bale handle. Excellent condition. Just 5 ¾ inches long x 5 wide x 5 to the top of the handle.

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