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American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts Auction on 4/13/11


  • American Furniture,Folk & DecorativeArts 04/13/11

  • AuctionWednesday, April 13th at 10am

    Sale 1394

    Exhibitions:Friday, April 8th & Saturday, April 9th


    Sunday, April 10th


    Monday, April 11th & Tuesday, April 12th


    Or by appointment

    Inquiries: Lynda Caintel: [email protected]

    Amy Parentitel: [email protected]

    Bidding:Natalie DiFeliciantoniotel: 267.414.1208

    fax: 215.599.2240

    [email protected]

    Catalogue $30

    Inside Front Cover: Lot 316

    Inside Back Cover: Lot 220

    American Furniture, Folk &Decorative Arts 04/13/11

    Color images of every lot

    are available on

    Freemans1808 Chestnut Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Telephone: 215.563.9275

    Fax: 215.563.8236

    126 Garrett Street

    Charlottesville, VA 22902

    Telephone: 434.296.4096

    Fax: 434.296.4011

    45 School Street

    Boston, MA 02108

    Telephone: 617.367.3400

    Printing by Brilliant Studio

    Exton, Pennsylvania

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  • Important Informationfor Buyers


    Buyers Premium

    Sales Tax

    Catalogue Descriptions



    Removal of Purchases

    Shipping and Packing

    All potential buyers must register for the sale prior to placing a bid.Registration information may be submitted in person at our reception desk,by fax or through our website at We will requireproof of identification and residence and may require a credit card and/or abank reference. By registering for the sale, the buyer acknowledges that heor she has read, understood and accepted Freemans Terms and Conditionsof Sale.

    A Buyers Premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payableby the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The Buyers Premium shallbe: 25% on the first $20,000 of the hammer price of each lot, 20% on theportion from $20,001 through $500,000, and 12% on the portion of thehammer price exceeding $500,000.

    All items in the catalogue are subject to the 7% Pennsylvania andPhiladelphia sales tax. Dealers purchasing for resale must register their taxnumbers on current PA forms. Forms should be submitted to our ClientServices office on the second floor.

    All item descriptions, dimensions and estimates are provided for guidanceonly. It is the buyers responsibility to inspect all lots prior to bidding toensure that the condition is to their satisfaction. If potential buyers areunable to inspect lots in person, our specialists will be happy to preparedetailed Condition Reports on individual lots as quickly as possible. Theseare for guidance only, and all lots will be sold as is as per our Terms andConditions of Sale.

    At the sale Registered bidders will be assigned a bidder number and given apaddle for use at the sale. Once the first bid has been placed, theauctioneer asks for higher bids in increments determined by the auctioneer.To place your bid, simply raise your paddle until the auctioneeracknowledges you. The auctioneer will not mistake a random gesture for abid.By phone A limited number of telephone lines are available for bidding byphone through a Freemans representative. Phone lines must be reserved inadvance. Requests must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to thescheduled start of the sale.In writing Bid forms are available in the sale room and at the back of thecatalogue. These should be submitted in person, by mail or by fax no laterthan one hour prior to the scheduled start of the sale. The auctioneer willbid on your behalf up to the limit indicated, but is not responsible for errorsor failure to execute bids.On the internet A fully-illustrated catalogue is available on-line Registered bidders may leave absentee bidsthrough the web site and will receive email confirmation of their bid.Freemans is not responsible for errors or failure to execute bids.

    Lots purchased will not be released until we have received full payment.Payment may be made in cash, by check, money order, or debit card.Payments by check must clear the bank before goods will be released.

    Deliveries will not be made during the time of the sale unless otherwiseindicated by the auctioneer. All items must be paid for and removed byApril 29th at 3pm. Purchases not so removed may be turned over to alicensed warehouse at the expense and risk of the purchaser.

    Responsibility for packing, shipping and insurance shall be exclusively thatof the purchaser. Upon request, Freemans will provide the purchaser withnames of professional packers and shippers known to us.

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  • Wednesday April 13, 2011 at 10am

    AmericanFurniture, Folk &Decorative Arts

    lots: 1600

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    The National Trust for Historic Preservation offers thefollowing items for sale from Cliveden, a National TrustHistoric Site in Philadelphia.The items were deaccessioned from the museum collections inaccordance with National Trust guidelines, and all proceeds willsupport the direct care and conservation of the museumcollections of Cliveden.

    Lots 191

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  • 51Hermann Faber (German-American 1832-1913)portrait of the meschianzagrenadierSigned, H. Faber, and inscribed,Plate n.1, watercolor on paper,together with a five dollarContinental currency note, printedby Hall and Sellers, 1779.9 1/2 in. x 6 in.provenance:Property from Cliveden, a NationalTrust Historic Site This watercolor is thought torepresent the painted wooden figureof a British Grenadier used asscenery in the famous Meschianzaheld in Philadelphia for GeneralWilliam Howe in May, 1777 andrecorded in the journal of SallyWister. The larger than life sizefigure is now part of the collection fothe Philadelphia History Museum.This watercolor may be a sketch ofthe Grenadier used as thefrontispiece in the 1902 publicationof Sally Wisters Journal. HermannFaber was born in Germany andcame to Philadelphia in 1854.During the Civil War he served theSurgeon General as a medicalillustrator. He famously made twosketches of Abraham Lincoln on hisdeathbed.$300-500

    2American School, 19th/20th centurythree coat of armsIncluding two Jansen (Johnson)and one Gorgas, ink, watercolor,and mixed media on paper; allframed.13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.; 13 1/2 in. x10 1/2 in.; 13 1/2 in. x 11 1/2 in.(sight)provenance:Property from Cliveden, a NationalTrust Historic Site$100-150

    3Group of engravingsjohn sartain (1808-1897),philadelphia and othersIncluding George Washington andMartha Washington by Sartain,the Battle of Germantown Attackon Judd Chews House, byHinshelwood, a Classical view, afterNicolaus Poussin, printed Rome1814, together with an albumenphoto of Sketch of GermantownBattleground 1777 Chew House; allframed.14 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. and 19 1/4 x23 1/4 in. (largest), all sightprovenance:Property of Cliveden, a NationalTrust Historic Site$600-800

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  • 64Chippendale-style mahoganyarmchairearly 20th centuryThe molded serpentine crestrailabove pierced splat, trapezoidal seatand cabriole legs ending in ball andclaw feet.provenance:Property of Cliveden, a NationalTrust Historic Site$250-350

    5Color aquatintthe blue passion flowerPublished by Dr. Thornton, Jany, 1,1800 together with two botanicalmezzotints; all framed.19 3/4 in. x 14 1/2 in. (sight)provenance:Property of Cliveden, a NationalTrust Historic Site$800-1,200

    6Pair of Chippendale-stylemahogany side chairslate 19th/early 20th centuryEach with carved and moldedcrestrail centering a shell on solidsplat carved with shell and leafage,trapezoidal seat and shell -carvedcabriole legs ending in ball and clawfeet.provenance:Property of Cliveden, a NationalTrust Historic Site$300-500

    7Chippendale-style gilt andmahogany looking glasslate 19th centuryThe molded swans neck crestingcentering a plinth above shapedframe and molded gilt linerenclosing mirror plate, the sideswith floral fillets.L: 49 1/2 in.provenance:Property of Cliveden, a NationalTrust Historic Site$600-1,000

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    8Chinese export porcelain coveredcider jugearly 19th centuryThe lid with Foo dog finial,decorated with sprigs of flowers,butterflies and dragon border.H: 11 1/2 in.provenance:Property of Cliveden, a NationalTrust Historic SiteCatherine Bohlen$1,000-1,500


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  • 79Pair of Chinese export porcelaincovered serving dishesearly 19th centuryEach of rectangular form withnotched corners and correspondingdomed top decorated withbutterflies and floral sprigs.L: 9 1/2 in.provenance:Property of Cliveden, a NationalTrust Historic SiteCatherine Bohlen$1,000-1,500

    10Two Chinese export porcelain ovalplatters19th centuryThe first in blue Fitzhugh pattern,the second, in Rose Medallionpalette.L: 15 3/4 in. and 12 1/2 in.provenance:Property of Cliveden, a NationalTrust Historic Site$400-600

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    11English School, 18th centuryportrait of an aristocraticgentlemanOil on canvas.49 in. x 39 in.provenance:Property of Cliveden, a NationalTrust Historic SiteMr. and Mrs.