May 4, 2013 Three-Session Auction (Semi-Annual Maryland Sale; American Textiles; Americana) Featured Photos
THE MARYLAND SALE:
Rare and Early Eastern Shore of Maryland Watercolor Portrait of Elizabeth Anne Stewart, Signed on Reverse "E.A. Stewart," circa 1805.
Elizabeth Anne Stewart was born in Somerset County, MD in 1790. She married into the promiment Sudler family of Somerset County, becoming the wife of Tubman Waters "Tubby" Sudler on November 5, 1817. She died in 1863, and was buried at the family's estate, Sudler's Conclusion on Back Creek.View this lot in our online catalog.
Carved Wooden Cane with Dog Handle, attributed to Schtockschnitzler Simmons (active 1885-1910), Pennsylvania origin. L 36 1/4". Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in a Cumberland County, PA collection.View this lot in our online catalog.
Album of 54 London and Holland Albumen Prints, Many by Francis Godolphin Osborne Stuart (Scottish, 1843�1923), late 19th century. Dimensions (of album): 14 1/2" x 11".View this lot in our online catalog.
Album of 64 London Albumen Prints, including 8 by Francis Frith (English, 1822-1898), plus George Washington Wilson (Scottish, 1823-1893), and Silvester Parry (English, active circa 1880s). Album Dimensions: 14 1/2" x 11".View this lot in our online catalog.
Outstanding Carved Maple Effigy Ladle with Dog and Heart Handle and Shield-Form Bowl, American, early 19th century. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a long-term Midwestern collection. L 10".View this lot in our online catalog.
Exceptional Large-Sized "American Independence" Commemorative Needlework Sampler, Westchester County, NY, Signed and Dated "Amelia Treadwell / Jan 12, 1826". Framed Dimensions: 27" x 26".View this lot in our online catalog.
Elaborate Appliqued Chintz and Cotton Mariner's Compass Quilt, Maryland origin, circa 1830. Provenance: Found approximately twenty years ago in Darlington, Harford County, MD.View this lot in our online catalog.
Important Carved and Painted Tobacconist's Figure of an American Indian, possibly Baltimore, MD or Wilmington, DE Area, late 19th century. Height (including base) 52 1/2". Literature: For a similar example with distinctive characteristics attributed to this region, see Cigar Artists in Wood, Frederick Fried, 1970, p. 21, fig. 12. View this lot in our online catalog.
Fine Architectural Needlework Sampler Featuring Houses Flanking a Flock of Birds, Signed and Dated "Elizabeth Edmonds / 1815," Maryland origin, probably Washington County. Framed Dimensions: 25 1/4" x 20".View this lot in our online catalog.
Important and Elaborately-Decorated Flintlock Pistol with Eagle Butt Cap and Barrel Engraved "INDEPENDENCE," attributed to Halbach & Sons, Baltimore, MD, late 18th or early 19th century. L 12 3/4". View this lot in our online catalog.
Rare Northern Shenandoah Valley Appliqued Cotton Album Quilt with Exuberant Floral Motifs, including Chambersburg, PA and Shepherdstown, VA (WV) Signatures, Dated 1852. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a long-term collection.View this lot in our online catalog.
Marshall George P. Kane, Baltimore Items including Oil-on-Celluloid Portrait, Rare Presentation Sheet Music, and Illustrated Patriotic Postal Cover, late 19th century.View this lot in our online catalog.
Exceedingly Rare and Important Pilgrim Century American White Pine Chest with Elaborate Carving Incorporating Stars, Inscribed "A.C" and "A.W." and Dated 1677, possibly New York State or New Jersey.
Provenance: Recently found in a Pennsylvania collection. Wood analysis by Alden Identification Service, Chesapeake Beach, MD. View this lot in our online catalog.
Very Rare Linen Educational Handkerchief Depicting the Silk Manufacturing Process, circa 1850-1855. Literature: For an identical example, see Weissman and Lavitt, Labor of Love, p. 16. View this lot in our online catalog.
Rare Painted Bentwood Box with Heart and Flowering Urn Decorations, Dated and Initialed "1799 / A S," probably PA origin. Diameter 9 3/4" ; Height 4 3/4".View this lot in our online catalog.
Important Oil on Canvas Painting of a Shipwreck, Signed "H. Walton / 1849," Henry Walton (American, 1804-1865). Provenance: A recently-discovered work by the New York State portrait and landscape artist, Henry Walton. Literature: For more information, see "Artist of Ithaca: Henry Walton and His Odyssey," the catalog for the 1988 exhibit of Walton's work, held at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY. Framed Dimensions: 41 3/4" x 33 1/4". View this lot in our online catalog.
David Y. Ellinger (American, 1913-2003) Theorem on Velvet Painting of a Bird in Bowl of Fruit, 20th century. Framed Dimensions: 21 1/2" x 19 3/8".View this lot in our online catalog.
Rare Collection of Material Related to William Murray Stone, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, incl. Handwritten Sermon, Pamphlets and Estate Inventory Valuing Slaves.View this lot in our online catalog.
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