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  • 01/26&27/10













    www.freemansauction.com Samuel T Freeman & Co. 1808 Chestnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103Tel-215.563.9275 Fax-215.563.8236

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  • Fine English & Continental Furniture,Silver & Decorative Arts 01/26&27/10

    Auction:Tuesday January 26th andWednesday January 27that 10am

    Exhibitions:Friday January 22nd andSaturday January 23rd10am to 4:30pm

    Sunday January 24thby appointment

    Monday January 25th10am to 4:30pm

    Inquiries:robert waterhouse 267.414.1226rwaterhouse@freemansauction.com

    douglas girton 267.414.1216dgirton@freemansauction.com

    kerry-lee jeffery 267.414.1215kjeffery@freemansauction.com

    Catalogue $35

    Bidding:bids department

    215.563.9275 ext 3006


    Fax 215.599.2240

    Inside Front Cover: Lot 34 (detail)

    Inside Back Cover: Lot 441 (detail)

    Samuel T Freeman & Co.1808 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


    Printing by Brilliant Studio

    Exton, Pennsylvania

    Color images of every lot are

    available from January 12th at


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    Buyers Premium

    Sales Tax

    Catalogue Descriptions



    Removal of Purchases

    Shipping and Packing

    Important Informationfor Buyers

    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 www.freemansauction.com. 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 atwww.freemansauction.com. 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.

    Goods 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 within5 days. Purchases not so removed may be turned over to a licensedwarehouse 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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  • Fine English Furniture,Silver & Decorative Artssession i: lots 1-349Tuesday, January 26th, 2010at 10am

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  • 1English provincial oak back stoolmid 18th centuryThe cartouche shaped back witha heart shaped hand hold andengraved HBE and SHT anddated 1768, above a plank seatwith splayed legs.H: 40, W: 15 in.$400-600

    2English oak cofferearly 18th centuryThe rectangular molded edge top over a frieze carved withinterlocking ovals over paneled sides, raised on stile feet.H: 24 1/2, W: 48, D: 21 in.$400-600

    3William & Mary style wing armchairlate 19th centuryThe narrow high arched back above a loosecushion seat and scroll arms all in flamestitch upholstery, raised on carved legswith Spanish fore-feet united by a wavy x-form stretcher.H: 51 in.provenance:Estate of a New Jersey gentleman$500-700

    4English brass lantern clock19th centuryUnsigned, with a bell dome and engravedbrass frets to the front and sides, singlesteel hour hand, with a twin chain fuseemovement and pendulum.H: 14 1/2 in. (case only)$500-700

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    5Northern European burl walnutdressing table18th/19th centuryThe shaped dished top above onelong and two short drawers over ashaped apron, raised on carvedcabriole legs ending in ball and clawfeet.H: 29 1/4, W: 30, D: 18 in.$700-1,000

    6Pair of Dutch brass candlesticks19th centuryEach with a seated heraldic lionsupporting two scrolled candlearmsfrom his mouth, on a ring-turnedbaluster standard and domed foot.(2).H: 14 1/4 in.provenance:From a Private Washington DCcollection$300-500

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  • 7Dutch stained walnut lowboyearly 19th centuryThe molded serpentine top over one long and one short drawerand a shaped apron, raised on cabriole legs with acanthuscarved knees and terminating on claw and ball feet.H: 30 W: 26 L: 19 in.provenance:From a Private Washington DC collection$800-1,200

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    11Group of Delft blue and whiteplates18th/19th centuryComprising four chargers and asoup bowl. (5).Largest Diam: 15 in.provenance:Estate of a New Jersey gentleman$500-700

    9Pair of Delft covered urns18th/ 19th centuryEach of baluster form with domedlids and fu-dog finials, the bodiespainted with manganese with foliatesprays within c-scroll borders,monogram AR mark. (2).H: 13 in.provenance:Estate of a New Jersey gentleman$300-500

    10Large Delft blue and white coveredurn19th centuryOf baluster form with a shapeddome lid over a lobed body paintedwith reserves of exotic birds andfoliage, on a hexagonal foot, bluemakers mark AD and LV.H: 22 1/2 in.$800-1,200

    11AGeorgian oak dresser18th century with alterationsThe molded cornice over a paneled back andthree shelves; the lower section with athumb nail edge over two cupboard doors,raised on a plinth base.H: 80 W: 53 D: 14 in.provenance:Property of a Main Line collector$800-1,200

    12Dutch banded walnut commode18th centuryWith a shaped crossbanded top with roundedforecorners above two long drawers and ashaped apron, raised on cabriole legs ending inpad feet.H: 30, W: 34, D: 19 1/2 in.$3,000-5,000

    8Dutch brass and copper stick standlate 19th centuryOf tapered D-form embossed withclassical figures and motifs.H: 30 in.provenance:From a Private Washington DCcollection$400-600




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  • 13English School Adam and Eveneedlework samplerenglish or scottish, dated 1731Silk on wool, with eight patternbands above four alphabets,depicting Adam and Eve, thecrucifixion, the Sacred Heart withangels, the paschal lamb, and apeacock and other birds andanimals, framed.H: 36, W: 9 3/4 in. (sight size)provenance:Private Collection, Brooklyn, NewYork$1,000-1,500

    14Set of four Queen Anne style walnut and needlework chairs19th century, the needlework earlierEach with a rectangular upholstered back above a padded seat, raised oncabriole legs joined by a turned H-form stretcher, ending in pad feet. (4).H: 43, W: 22 1/2 in.provenance:Private Collection, Maryland$3,000-5,000

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