Two drawer Mahogany work table with rosewood banding on top and fruitwood string inlay throughout. Nicely shaped column on tripod base with rolled feet.
Original sunburst brasses and ivory escutcheons. Includes the 1952 sales receipt from Phillip Suval, Inc.
All original and in fine condition. New York, c.1835-1845. 28 ¼” x 17 ½” x 13”.See more photos...
A Snow Hill Society painted lift top blanket chest on trestle feet. Made of pine throughout, retaining its original marbleized paint decoration.
Pennsylviania, c.1820. 22″ x 67″ x 18″.
Ex Folk Art Collection of Rick and Terry Ciccotelli of Philadelphia.
Snow Hill Society, an offshoot of Ephrata, was a pious community of Seventh Day Baptists who began meeting in the second half of the 18th century. Members of the Schneeberger (Snowberger) family were devoted followers. In 1798, when the group determined to officially establish a communal component and have its own regular house of worship, the Snowbergers provided space and formally arranged for their land, Snow Hill, to be given to the society when it was incorporated in 1823. The monastic community established a grist mill, tailor and weaver shops, tin and copper shops, a brick kiln and a printing shop on those 108 acres. The communal society was monastic (the celibates were known as Solitaries), but the congregation included married members (known as Householders) who did not reside on site. Dwindling membership resulted in Snow Hill being disbanded in 1889. The last monastic member, Obed Snowberger, died in 1895. The buildings were closed and everything remained intact until the 1990s, when Snow Hill documents were given to Juniata College and the furnishings were sold at auction in 1997. Among the goods were forty redware bowls, possibly used in the communal ritual meals or “love feasts”.See more photos...
Queen Anne Tiger Maple High Chest – $23,500
Queen Anne Tiger Maple high chest on frame with molded cornice and dovetailed uppercase with three over four graduated thumb molded drawers, and highly shaped skirt, cabriole legs and stocking drake feet.
62 ½” x 39 ¾” x 22 ¾” .See more photos...
Baltimore Harbor Activity by Bennard Perlman- $3500
Oil on Masonite, 19 ½” x 23 ½”.
Signed and Dated, Bennard Perlman, 1953.
This was one of 110 works accepted for the nationwide traveling American-Jewish Tercentenary Exhibition, celebrating the 300th anniversary of Jewish settlement in America.See more photos...
Nantucket Tambour Desk – $12,500
Nantucket tambour desk made of fine mahogany and inlays. The tambour slide top section consists of eight drawers with a fine inlaid center door. The bottom section has a fold out writing desk and three drawers with a shaped skirt on tapered inlaid feet.
The desk was found with an 1899 scales receipt, purchased from Joseph Remsem. Remsen was the Sankaty Lighthouse Keeper from 1892-1919.
53″ x 42″ x 20 1/2″See more photos...
The Sailor’s Return by Samuel Davis Otis – $28,000
Painted Plaster Shadowbox, 19 1/2″ x 24″, c.1930-1940.
Samuel Davis Otis (1889-1961).
Samuel Davis Otis was born in Sherwood, NY, the son of Stephen and Mary Otis. Otis was a nationally known artist and illustrator, and one of the founding members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists.
His great Grandfather was James Gorham, a Nantucket Whaler. In the summers he and his family resided in Sconset. It was on the island where he bacame interested in plaster. He made full figured molds as well as pictorial painted shadow boxes.See more photos...
Ship Diorama of a Nantucket Whaler, circa 1930
This painted plaster diorama was made by Samuel Davis Otis (1889-1961). The figural portrait is of Otis’ great grandfather, James Gorham (1791-1871), who was a Nantucket whaling captain. The portrait depicts the Captain beside a floral urn on a marbleized tabletop holding a gilt capped walking stick
Samuel Davis Otis was born in Sherwood, NY, the son of Stephen and Mary Otis. Otis was a nationally known artist and illustrator, and one of the founding members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists.His great Grandfather was James Gorham, a Nantucket Whaler. In the summers he and his family resided in Sconset. It was on the island where he became interested in plaster. He made full figured molds as well as pictorial painted shadow boxes.
18″ x 21″ x 4″