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Early American Antiques

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​I named her "Sassy".  19th century black doll with a fabulous embroidered face, human hair.  Sateen hat with a velvet border and bow.  Layers of clothes, including a drawstring blouse, a brown twill skirt, beige printed cotton petticoat, and eyelet panteloons.  She's firmly stuffed, and bends at the hips so she sits nicely.   Height: 20".
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Sisters! Late 19th century, stockinette, embroidered faces, pinched noses, astrakhan hair, matching dresses. Height: 13.5”.
Rare small size, 18th century hanging iron trammel with candle cup cleated to the drip pan. Trammel extends from 12" to 14.75". In excellent condition, with early collector's inventory tag. SOLD
Jane A. Davis watercolor c1840 - 1850 of a young attractive woman donned with a beautiful hair comb, sitting at a table holding a book.  Blue flourishes to the bottom edge and corners. On a later note added to the back the sitter is identified as "Susan Cahoon Sweet by Jane Anthony Davis lived in Sweet Lane, Belleville, NK RI". In a period (not original) frame.  Dimensions: frame 7.75" x 8.75", sight 6" x 7"
Rare pair of portraits by Abraham P. Demarest, Monmouth County, New Jesey  Graphite on paper, half-length profiles, circa 1830. Of particular interest is that the gentleman is wearing a military uniform.  For other examples of Demarest's work see Philadelphia Museum of Art, Accession #2013-46-2.  Also Monmouth County Historial Society, Abraham P. Demarest portraits of Daniel Conover and Mrs. Daniel Conover. Dimensions: sight 2.25" x 3", frame 4.5" x 5.25".
Charming love token to Abigail Hurd, Exeter, October 3rd, 1830.  Watercolor and pencil.  Center eagle holds banners "Omnia Vincit Amor" . . . "Love Conquers All".  Charming lady's bonnets, foliage, delicate red watercolor dots surround the eagle's banners and inscription.  Dimensions:  sight 7" x 3.75"; frame 8.5" x 5".