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    Auction Information

    Auction 2680B

    Sunday, October 2710AM

    63 Park Plaza

    Boston, MA

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    cover: 186; frontispiece: 131; interiorbackcover: 153; backcover: 126

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    Table of Contents

    1 Auction & Specialist Information

    2 Web Site & Online Bidding

    4-5 Event Information

    6 Provenance

    7 Lots 41649

    179 Conditions of Sale

    181 Absentee Bid Form

    184 Company Directors & Specialty Departments

    185 Administrative Staff & Client Services

    186 Map & Driving Directions

    187 Parking & Accommodations

    189 Dining

    191 Catalog Subscription Form

    Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale.

    Please refer to page 179 of this catalog for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.

    Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2013

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    A celebration of craft and industry, tradition and innovation

    Clockwise, from left:Arched and animated chair, 1994, Jay Stanger, Fuller Craft Museum; Cradle, Barnstable or Yarmouth, Mass., 1665-85, gift of the heirs of MarThacher, Historic New England; Timepiece, ca. 1800, Daniel Munroe, case attributed to William Munroe, Concord, Mass., Concord Museum; Japanned High Ches

    1735-1745, John Pimm, Boston, Mass., Winterthur Museum, gift of Henry Francis du Pont.

    Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture is made possible through the generosity of many individuals, foundations,and institutions, with special support for exhibitions in Massachusetts by SKINNER, Inc.

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    Provenance

    The Estate o Charles P. Fisher, Framingham, Massachusetts

    A Milton, Massachusetts, Estate

    A New York, New York, Estate

    An Oregon Estate

    Property o a Massachusetts Antiquarian

    Property rom a Descendant o the Honorable John Covode

    Property rom Private Collections in Pennsylvania, Caliornia, and Minnesota

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    41Oval Table with Falling Leaves, easternMassachusetts, c. 1720-50, the oval drop-leatop on a cockbeaded apron with drawer, ona base o block-, vase-, and ring-turned legsjoined by stretchers, all on double ball eet,early surace, (minor imperections), ht. 27 1/2,wd. open 43, dp. 36 1/2 in.

    Note: An old note typed on an index cardreads: Gate leg Table. Very old. FromNewburyport. Bought at Mrs. Gilmans,Exeter.

    $1,500-2,500

    42Maple and Oak Low-back Chair, Boston, c.1660-80, the blocked, bulbous-turned, rakedstiles conorm with the ront legs joining arontal bulbous turned ront stretcher centeringa ring, with square double side stretchers andsquare rear legs, old surace, retains vestigeso very early linen webbing strips, ht. 35, seatht. 19 in.

    Note: This chair was or many years at 87 Mt.Vernon Street, Boston.

    Provenance: The Estate o Charles P. Fisher.

    Literature: In Jonathan Fairbanks and Robert

    Trent, New England Begins: The SeventeenthCentury, Trent discusses in detail an identicalchair (lacking its eet), which is illustratedas plate 284, p. 288; and, in FrancesGruber Saord,American Furniture at theMetropolitan Museum o Art: I. Early Colonial

    Period: The Seventeenth-Century and William

    and Mary Styles (Yale University Press, 2007),the author discusses and illustrates a verysimilar chair as catalog number 23, which stillretains its original turkey-work upholstery, pp.65-68.

    $8,000-12,000

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    43Rectangular Maple and Oak Joined Table,probably Boston or vicinity, 1680-1710, theoverhanging top on a rame o our turned legs

    joined by cutout valances and heavy squarestretchers, old mellow surace, (imperections),ht. 26, rame wd. 32, rame dp. 22 in.

    Provenance: The Estate o Charles P. Fisher.

    Literature: For an illustration and discussiono a table o comparable orm with similarturnings, see Saord, Frances Gruber,

    American Furniture in the Metropolitan

    Museum o Art: I. Early Colonial Period: The

    Seventeenth-Century and Wil liam and Mary

    Styles (Yale University Press, New Haven,2007), pp. 122-124, g. 46.

    $8,000-12,000

    44Pine Chest over Two Drawers, probablyMassachusetts, early 18th century, themolded hinged top above a double arch-molded case o our alse drawers and twoworking drawers, on turned ront eet andcutout rear brackets, brasses appear to beold, lacks paint, (imperections), ht. 41, wd. 361/2, dp. 17 1/2 in.

    Provenance: The Estate o Charles P. Fisher.$1,000-1,500

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    49Carved and Joined Red Oak Chest,

    attributed to the Norman amily o joiners,Marblehead, Massachusetts, mid-17thcentury, the molded two-board lit-top openson a joined box with gougework-arcaded toprail above three recessed panels centeringapplied molded diamonds ramed by miteredsurrounds and dentil carving, separated bymolded and gouged vertical rails, the sideso the chest with two recessed panels withmolded surrounds, all on an applied basemolding, with shaped brackets and stile eet,old surace, (restoration), ht. 21 3/4, case wd.36, case dp. 15 in.

    Note: An examination report rom RobertF. Trent reers to this piece as the mostelaborate example known rom the Normanshop tradition. A ull copy o his report isavailable or review.

    $20,000-30,000

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    50American/Anglo School, 18th Century

    Portrait o an Elderly Gentleman, Wearing a

    Powdered Wig and Gray Suit. Unsigned.Oil on canvas, 29 x 25 in., in a molded woodrame. Condition: Relined, stable craquelure,minor retouch to cheeks and chin, very minorspots o retouch to clothing and background.

    $4,000-6,000

    51Large Red-painted Maple and Pine Tavern

    Table, New England. mid-18th century, theoverhanging top with breadboard ends ona straight skirt and square stretchers joiningbloc-, vase-, and ring-turned legs, old surace,(minor imperections), ht. 28 1/2, wd. 46, dp.30 1/2 in.

    $2,500-3,500

    52Maple and Pine Drop-lea Table,

    Massachusetts, early 18th century, theoverhanging top with short drop leaves onblock-, vase-, and ring-turned legs andstraight skirt joining square stretchers onturned eet, old surace, (alterations), ht. 42,dp. 27 in.

    Provenance: The Estate o Charles P. Fisher.$200-300

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    53Red-painted Maple Cupboard, probablyNew England, late 18th/early 19th century, thehinged door with recessed panels opening to

    ve shelves, on cutout base, original surace,(paint wear), ht. 78 1/4, wd. 36, dp. 12 1/2 in.

    $800-1,200

    54Red-painted Joined Chest with Drawers,Deereld, Massachusetts, area, c. 1700-20, the molded lit top above a double-arch

    molded case with aux two-drawer acadeand two working drawers below, with appliedmolded lower edge, all