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Polychrome and Gilt Carving of an Eagle with American Flags and Shield
Early Summer 2003
The size of this wall plaque indicates that it was probably commissioned for a large public building, possibly to hang above an entrance, either on its exterior or interior.
Rare Pair of Restauration "Recamier" Couches in Grecian Plain Style
Early Summer 2003
These couches are outstanding examples of a style that became prevalent in the United States after 1830. This so-called "plain style" was inspired by the furniture forms of Greek antiquity and the Restauration period of the Bourbon monarchy in France.
Shaker Three-Slat Ladderback Armchair
Early Summer 2003
Shaker craftsmanship typically adhered to strict formulas. This possibly unique chair combines a classic Shaker style with innovative features. The unusual upward scroll of the arm along with a three slat back and applied rockers makes it atypical in Shak
Dinner Plate with the Arms of Colim Campbell
Spring 2003
This large dinner plate painted in famille rose enamels bears the arms of Campbell and two mottoes: Memento and Dues Dabit Vela. Colin Campbell (1686-1757) was born in Edinburgh and served as an officer in the English navy during the war of the Spanish Su
Fine China Trade Silver Jug
Spring 2003
This exceptional jug was purchased in Canton, China, in 1854, by New York merchant Theodore Frelinghausen Lewis, who was traveling on the clipper ship, The N. B. Palmer.
Gohar Carpet
Spring 2003
The Armenian religious text inscribed in this carpet was translated in 1908 by the eminent linguist Norayr de Byzance as: "I the sinful Gouhar have made this with my own hands, may anyone reading this pray for my obtaining grace. In the year 1129." The Ar
Mahogany Compass-Seat Roundabout Chair
Spring 2003
This Boston roundabout chair, with its leaf-carved crest rail, pierced openwork splat, cupidÕs bow splat shoes, claw-and-ball front foot, and full-pad rear feet, is among the most sophisticated examples yet discovered. The design of the splat shoes, deepl
Rare and Important Rig of Four Eskimo Curlew
Spring 2003
Charles F. Coffin was the son of prominent Nantucket citizens Henry Coffin (1807-1900) and Elisa Starbuck (1811-1903). Excerpts from Coffin's diary at the Nantucket.
Serab Runner
Spring 2003
Serab carpets are known for their warm, inviting appearance and runner format. This example is expansive in size and retains the full outer borders, which are often cut down to fit contemporary spaces.
Two Rare Waterfowl Carvings
Autumn 2002
George Boyd (1873–1941) was a highly regarded waterfowl and songbird carver working...
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