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A delightful portrait of a young woman, New England, ca. 1840-1845.  Attributed to William Kennedy, this young woman is fashionably dressed in the style of the period.  The lighter shaded background and trees are unique features of Prior School portraits.  The portrait is in excellent condition; the grain painted frame and glass appear to be  original.  Ex: Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Blum; Mary Allis, Southport, CT.
Dimensions:  sight 9.5" x 13.5"; frame 12" x 16".
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Exuberantly paint decorated, mid-19th century, PA miniature blanket box.  Grain painted on all sides, including the inside of the lid.  Turned feet are also painted.  Applied molding along the base of the box and along the edges of the lid.  This charming piece has it's original lock and key.  All in original surface and condition.  Click on photo for more information and photos.

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This endearing Prior School portrait is of a young boy in a blue dress. He has a cherubic face, bright blue eyes, and ginger hair.  He is holding a rattle which was an accessory that early portrait artists frequently used to indicate that the sitter is a boy.  Painted on artist board, this portrait is in original grain painted frame and is in excellent original condition. Ex. Zoler Collection, Sotheby's, January 2005; Barbara Pollack; Private Collection.  Dimensions:  sight 9.5" x 13.5; frame 12.25" x 16.25".  Click on photo for more information and photos.

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I fell in love with this candlestand the moment I first saw it.  Attributed to Samuel Dunlap (1752-1830) Salisbury, NH, this circa 1800 piece has an octagonal top with a deeply chamfered and cleated underside.  The gracefully turned shaft ends in a hexagonal base. The delicately shaped legs have a center ridge on the upper surface, ending in simple snake feet.  An outstanding feature of this lovely table is the evidence that the very early red paint is over the original blue paint that is associated with Dunlap pieces.  A rare gem in excellent surface and condition.  Provenance:  David Good Collection; Mr. and Mrs. James O’Keene Sale, Sotheby’s January 1997;  Dimensions: height 25”; top 16” x 16”.  Click on photo for more information and photos.

These charming miniature brass candlesticks are attractive in many settings. They have push-up levers shaped as tulip and shallow drip pans with incised lines.  The columns are screwed into the base that shows slow lathe marks.  Dimensions:  height 3.25"; diameter of drip pans 3".  Click on photo for more information and photos.

Among 18th century Bergen County chairs, recognizable by their distinctive urn shaped finials, children's chairs are rare and sought after.  This one is quite unique in that early in its life it was redesigned as a child keeper.  The addition of a movable bar across the front enabled the mother to keep the child safely in place while she went about her household chores. In remarkable as descended condition, this one is made of oak, the surface appears to have been refreshed a long time.  Provenance:  from the collection of long-time, well respected collectors and dealers of Americana.  Dimensions:  height 23.5"; width 13.75"; depth 10.5".  Click on photo for more information and photos.

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This petite gal from Maine is well preserved and in excellent condition.  She's made of cotton.  Her eyes and nose are embroidered in brown thread; her mouth is embroidered in red.  She has lobster-shaped hands.  Her clothes are hand sewn and fit her perfectly.  She wears brown stockings and brown leather shoes.  Her brown cap, with some loss to the fabric, has decorative feather stitching on the back.  At 11.75" tall, she's a real treat!  Click on photo for more information and photos.

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18th Westerwald salt glazed stoneware jug with scraffito blue hearts on the front. There are incised lines along the top edge, base, and sides of the jug that are filled with cobolt blue as well.  In excellent condition.  Height 7".  Click on photo for more information and photos.  SALE PENDING

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