Skinner is among the foremost authorities on American furniture and decorative arts. Skinners Americana auctions offer American formal and country furniture and decorative arts, including folk art, paintings, rare clocks, Shaker furniture, American textiles and needlework, carpets & rugs, silver, early glass, and marine art. For further information, contact the department at 508-970-3200, or Americana@skinnerinc.com.
SKINNERAmerican Furniture & Decorative ArtsSale 2482 November 8, 2009 Boston
Upcoming AuctionAmerican Furniture & Decorative ArtsSunday, February 14th, 201063 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
Now Accepting Consignments
American Furniture & Decorative ArtsSPECIALISTS IN CHARGE
Stephen Fletcher Department Director, 508.970.3228
Martha Hamilton 508.970.3290
LaGina Austin Assistant 508.970.3225
Chris Barber Asistant 508.970.3227
Karen Langberg Asistant 508.970.3281
American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department - 508.970.3200 General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUCTION 2482 Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 11 a.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts
PREVIEWWednesday, November 4, 2009 Thursday, November 5, 2009 Friday, November 6, 2009 Saturday, November 7, 2009 Sunday, November 8, 2009 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 8 p.m. 12 to 8 p.m. 12 to 5 p.m. 8 to 10 a.m.
ABSENTEE BIDDINGTel: 617.874.4318 Fax: 617.350.5429 Online: www.skinnerinc.com
COVER : 1, 15, 25, 48, 56, 181, 239 (partial); BACK COVER : 254 ; INSIDE BACK COVER : 210
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Auction & Specialist Information Web Site & Online Bidding Provenance Lots 1-695 Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors & Specialty Departments Administrative Staff & Client Services Map & Driving Directions Parking & Accommodations Dining Catalogue Subscription Form
Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 132 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.
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FINE WINESat auctionWednesday, November 4, 2009 at 6 p.m.63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
SKINNERinvites you to attend an
AMERICANA GALLERY WALKheld in conjunction with a preview of Skinners November 8th Auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts
Friday, November 6, 2009 5:30 p.m. Reception/6:30 p.m. Gallery Walk63 Park Plaza Boston, MA
R.S.V.P. 617.350.5400 RESERVATIONS LIMITED
THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM PRESENTS
THE AMERICAN ANTIQUES SHOWJANUARY 2124, 2010A BENEFIT FOR THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUMThe nest dealers in 17th to 20thcentury American folk art, furniture, American Indian art, decorative arts, and ne arts
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2010 EXHIBITORSAmerican Primitive Gallery Artemis Gallery Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques Joan R. Brownstein Marcy Burns American Indian Arts LLC HL Chalfant American Fine Art & Antiques Cherry Gallery Charles & Rebekah Clark Daltons American Decorative Arts Peter Eaton M. Finkel & Daughter Roberto Freitas American Antiques and Decorative Arts Gemini Antiques Ltd. Carl Hammer Gallery Otto & Susan Hart Antiques Harvey Art & Antiques The Herrs Antiques Samuel Herrup Antiques Hill Gallery Ned Jalbert: American Indian Masterworks Just Folk Allan Katz Americana Greg K. Kramer & Co. Judith & James Milne, Inc.
GALA BENEFIT PREVIEWWednesday evening, January 20For more information or to reserve tickets, email email@example.com or call 212. 977. 7170, ext. 319.
Lillian Nassau, LLC Jeff and Holly Noordsy Antiques Stephen B. OBrien Jr. Fine Arts, LLC S. Scott Powers Antiques Raccoon Creek Antiques at Oley Forge, LLC Ricco/Maresca Gallery Stella Rubin Russack & Loto Books, LLC John Keith Russell Antiques, Inc. Stephen Score, Inc. Spencer Marks Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc. Trotta-Bono Clifford A. WallachList in formation
CHAIR, INTERIOR DESIGNERS COMMITTEEKarin Blake
SHOW HOURSThursday | 11 AM8 PM Friday | 11 AM8 PM Saturday | 11 AM7 PM Sunday | Noon5 PMDaily admission $18, includes show catalog. Group rates available. A new look for a new decade. TAAS 2010 has been redesigned by Ned Jalbert Interior Design.
LOCATIONMetropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, NYC(between 6th and 7th Avenues)TAAS is managed by Karen DiSaia.
GALA AND EVENT TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION
AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
SYMPOSIUM FOCUS ON LANDSCAPES, SEASCAPES, VILLAGE VIEWS, AND MOREORGANIZED BY LEE KOGAN SPONSORED IN PART BY THE AMERICAN FOLK ART SOCIETY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2009 9:30 AM5 PM
With presentations on 19th-century marine and landscape painter Thomas Chambers and newly discovered marine painters, the Erie Canal as a locus of art and craft production and as an agent of change, Shaker village views, conservation, and restoration. Followed by a panel discussion. Participants include Maria Ann Conelli, Paul DAmbrosio, Robert P. Emlen, Kathleen A. Foster, Martha Hamilton, Ralph Katz, Simon Parkes, Anthony Peluso, Jeff Pressman, and Peter Tillou. $130; $115 museum members, seniors, and students Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and wine-and-cheese reception INFO 212. 265. 1040, ext. 105, or firstname.lastname@example.org TICKETS 212. 265. 1040, ext. 160 Discounted rates available for symposium attendees at the Flatotel, 135 West 52nd Street (212. 887. 9400; www.atotel.com)
AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM 45 WEST 53RD STREET NEW YORK CITY 212. 265. 1040 www.folkartmuseum.orgVIEW OF NAHANT [SUNSET] (detail) / Thomas Chambers (18081869) / Boston / c. 1843 / 1850 / oil on canvas / 22 30" / collection of Peter and Barbara Goodman / photo by Robert Hashimoto
ProvenanceThe Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island N. David (Nino) Scotti (1941-2008) As a teenager, Nino Scotti began attending estate auctions with his mother. These trips no doubt inspired a love of history and its artifacts, and he joined the Rhode Island Historical Society at the young age of 14. With a voracious appetite for reading, a great memory and a discerning eye, he was self-taught in the areas of the China Trade, American silver, and maritime paintings. A tireless researcher, he possessed an extensive knowledge of Rhode Island history and genealogy. While still a young man, Nino and an associate founded Associated Appraisers, Inc., in downtown Providence, where they conducted estate auctions attended by dealers and wealthy clients. According to his obituary in the Providence Journal, Nino's acerbic banter was a highlight of the auctions held there, and he prided himself on being able to conduct, with gavel in hand, what were usually twelve- or fourteen-hour auctions with nary a break and only a sip or two of ginger ale, a fact corroborated by a number of Skinner buyers. Additionally, he was generous with his expertise, examining and appraising antiques and artifacts. Recalls Stephen Fletcher, "When Bob Skinner and I saw Nino entering the gallery, we could count on having an interesting and lively conversation about the things we had in common--antiques and art. We respected and admired his diverse knowledge and valued him as a friend and colleague" and are pleased to be offering his collection at Skinner.
Descendants of: Sarah Orne Jewett, South Berwick, Maine Catherine Wells Hoyt, Deerfield, Massachusetts Minnie Ida Reynolds, Fall River, Massachusetts Capt. Edward Phinney, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
The Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont
A Boston, Massachusetts, Family
Duxbury, Massachusetts, Antiquarians
Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia Families
A Massachusetts Historical Society
A New Hampshire Library
Massachusetts Collections from Gloucester, Concord, Easthampton, Marblehead, Orleans, and Weston
1. Portrait Miniature of Colonel Dudley Coleman (1745-1797), America, late 18th century, unsigned, subject identified in engraved inscriptions on the reverse, watercolor on ivory, 1 1/2 x 1 in., in a navette-shaped gilt-brass case with beaded surround, the reverse with bright-cut border and inscribed Col. Dudley Colman, Born Aug.t 13th 1745, Died Nov.r 16th 1791. Condition: Missing glass. Note: Colonel Dudley Coleman was born August 13, 1745, in Newbury, Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin and Anne Coleman. He is briefly mentioned as a lieutenant in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Boston, 1902, p. 49. $300-500
3. Two Portrait Miniatures of Commodore Alexander Murray and His Son Magnus Murray, America, late 18th/early 19th century, unsigned, watercolor on ivory, 2 1/2 x 2 in., the portrait of Commodore Murray is after the original by James Peale which