EB October the 23 1746

An unusually artful and imaginative mid-18th c. English sampler in brilliant, unconventional color.    

“Elizabeth Bregley (sic) is my name
And England is my nation
Westadingfeld (sic-prob. West Stanningfield) is my dwelling place
And Christ is my salvation”

Wool on linen.
23 1/2” l. x 11 3/4”

SOLD.

Bannisterback Great Chair

A large New England bannisterback “Great” chair with superb splayed and rolled arms and full height with "trumpet" shaped feet.
New England, probably southern New Hampshire/northeast MA, c. 1740-66.
In excellent condition including fine undisturbed old black paint.
47 ½” OH, 17” SH.

1708 Bronze Mortar “Laus Deo” (Praise God)

Exceptional and unusually charming mortar dated 1708 with elaborate frieze depicting a hunt scene with a house, a rider carrying a musket, a pikeman, and a rabbit, deer and boar.
Deventer, The Netherlands, from the workshop of Gerrit Schimmel & Erven.
In excellent color and condition.
5” h.

SOLD.

For a mortar with the same frieze by Schimmel, cf. Lift verwindt al dinck: Vijzels, p. 59

 

Very Fine Connecticut Four-Drawer Serpentine Chippendale Chest 

New London County, c. 1780. H: 32", Case Width: 32.75", D: 20”. Side overhang of top: 3.25". Cherry, white pine. A recent discovery, the chest was found 20 miles north of Norwich, Ct. First time on the market, and in fine original condition, including original large brass hardware. Minor repair to 2/3 of bead on bottom of right proper front foot. 
 

Exhibiting a bold concept and dynamic proportions this chest has design and construction features consistent with the Norwich school, possibly the circle of Felix Huntington, (1749-1822).  A similar chest displaying the identical vertical inlay on the drawer fronts (suggesting a blocked facade), and recorded as Norwich, is featured as plate # 50in "New London County Furniture, 1640-1840", Lyman Allyn Museum, 1974. The dovetails exhibit the same profile as other New London County chests, and the original brasses are identical to the brasses on the documented Felix Huntington desk New London County Furniture, pl. 58. 

About Time

Three very fine early hourglasses in excellent condition
L to R:
     
Unusually large and beautifully turned wooden hourglass. England or Germany, early 19th c. ; 12” h.
For a related hourglass, cf. Attali, Memoire de Sabliers, p.. 128. SOLD.
               
Rare diminutive 18th c.  brass traveling hourglass.
Prob. France, 2nd quarter 18th c. ; 3 1/2” h.

Wooden hourglass in original bayberry green paint.
Late 17th c.- early 18th c.; 8 1/2” h. SOLD.