Large & Fine American Red Painted Bowl – Original Surfaces – Circa 1800
A very large and very early circa 1800 truned round bowl and which retains its original red painted exterior surface. It has an untouched dry interior surface, with a boldly turned rolled top rim. Dispite its large size it is free of any hairlines, cracks or separations.
Size is an impressive 21 3/4 ” diameter by 7 1/2″ high
1568 - NDNH - SOLD
Circa 1780-1800 Ash Burl Mortar – With its Original Pestle
This is a very good 1780-1800 black ash burl footed mortar of New England origin with a great shape and perfect surfaces and color. It is complete with its original iron pestle which fits it perfectly. In a nice smaller size, this mortar includes Steven Powers in its provenance. An excellent and refined design for a wood burl mortar.
Size is 5 1/2″ high with a top diameter of 4 5/8″ and a bottom foot diameter of 2 9/16″.
1404 - MHON - SOLD
Fine Covered American Jar in Original Paint
This well turned and carved covered American Jar dates to the second quarter of the 19th century, exhibiting raised and incised turnings throughout and ending in a carved acorn finial at the top. It retains its original pumpkin colored paint with fine crazing over the surface and has minimum paint loss. Of nice proportions, it’s a wonderful and fine piece of early painted treen.
Size is 5 1/2″ high to the top of finial and with a 2 7/8″ body diameter
1570 - NDNH - $1850
Exceptional Native American Oval Ash Burl Bowl with Handles – Circa 1780-1820
This is a large, oval, and thinly hewn Native American ash burl bowl from a magnificent specimen of ash burl. It exhibits shouldered ends with extremely well accomplished cut-in recessed handles and a very slight concave foot. As often found with many Woodlands carvings, the artisan honored the burl by leaving the natural exterior burl inclusions untouched and unfilled.
The color and the surface integity of this piece is absolutely first rate and very top shelf, and its provenance includes Steve Powers and Peter Brams. No apologies whatsoever on this example.
Size is 20 1/2″ long x 15 1/4″ wide and with an end height of 6″.
1401 - EEDD - Inquire
Largest Size of Bail Handled Peaseware Covered Container – Superb Surfaces
Believed to be the largest size of covered bowl produced by the Pease family, this is a very early circa 1850 example having the round knob finial style. It exhibits bold turnings to the body and lid, and retains its original wood and iron bail handle as well as its original mellow pumpkin colored surface.
Unlike most peaseware bowls approaching this size, this example has no body cracks or chips from shrinkage or use. Only the lid has a very fine hairline from wood shrinkage, which was stabilized with glue a very long time ago and is still extremely tight.
Size is 8 3/4″ high to the top of the finial (excluding the handle) with a body diameter of 9 3/4″
1567 - NDNH - $2450
Carved Eastern Woodlands Effigy Handled Scoop/Ladle – Circa 1830
A fine Eastern Native American Ladle with a reductive Thunderbird Effigy Head at the handle end. Worn on one side of the bowl from repetitive use by the same user, and with a great soft polished patina on the surface of the wood from that heavy use. A 19th century label pasted on the bowl indicates it was owned and used by a Native American with the name of “Tutmosmaw”.
Size is 9 ” in total length and the maximum width of the worn bowl is 3 7/8″.
1572 - TDF - $875
Early Oval Fingered Shaker Box – With Under Lid Ownership History – Circa 1799
An excellent finely fingered oval shaker box in the original finish. Inside the lid is written the succession of family owners of the box, beginning with an Ann Fraser of Kingston in 1799, and including subsequent family ownership in Belville and Stratford. Both Kingston and Stratford are cities near Albany, New York, the location of several Shaker settlements, and most likely the area where this box was originally made.
A fine box and especially nice with the trail of family ownership noted inside the lid. In excellent condition, without breaks.
Size is 8 inches long by 5 3/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches high.
1534 - OED - SOLD
Rare Ash Burl Pincushion – circa 1850
Purchased directly from a private collector who had originally acquired this black ash burl example during the early 1980′s to go with their collection of sewing items. No pincushion example is even pictured in the book “North American Burl Treen” by Steve Powers. In speaking directly with Steve, Steve states that he personally is only aware of approximately three other burl pincushion examples, so this one is perhaps the fourth now known. All original, including surfaces, fabric and ribbon. The thumbscrew itself is carved out of ash burl as well. These are no cracks, hairlines or breaks anywhere on it. Both the thumbscrew and threaded hole are now of round from age, so only a few turns of the screw are possible. A seldom occuring opportunity to own a very rare example of American ash burl.
Size is 3 1/4″ High (w/o thumbscrew) x 2 1/4″ diameter
1145 - NODD - SOLD