Important William J. Weaver (British/American, c.1759-1817) oil on poplar panel (9 1/4" x 7 3/8") portrait (c.1794-1806) of Alexander Hamilton, fresh from a Frederick, MD estate, 12" x 10 1/4" overall.
Important Rockingham Co., Shenandoah Valley of Virginia watercolor and ink on paper folk art fraktur, signed by the artist , J. G. Crop, and dated 1809
Important c. 1780 Virginia carved walnut sideboard table, 36" H, 67 ¼" L, 25" D. Property deaccessioned by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello to benefit the collections and acquisitions funds. Gifted over thirty years ago, this sideboard table is not directly related to Thomas Jefferson or Monticello itself, and, therefore, falls outside of the Foundation's collection scope. The Virginia Historical Society owns a nearly identical example, possibly a mate, which has a history of descent in the Coles family of Woodville, Albemarle Co., VA.
Fine 19th-century polychrome-decorated earthenware, including a Strasburg, VA figural wallpocket, a rare S. Bell & Son, Strasburg, VA butter tub with rope-twist handles, and an impressive slip-decorated charger, probably New York, possibly Long Island, each in outstanding original condition, from a good selection of folk pottery
Important pair of Virginia pencil on paper portraits of Sneed and Craven family members, Albermarle and Nelson Counties, one signed and dated to original poplar backboard, "S. H. / 1831" for Silon Amos Henkel, a 19th-century itinerant artist, evangelist, doctor, and inventor from New Market, Shenandoah Co., 5 1/4" x 4" sight size (each), descended directly in the family
Fine American School (19th century) folk art oil on canvas still-life painting, 37 3/4" x 29 3/4" sight size
Outstanding group of Robert E. Lee related items from the family of Col. S. R. Johnston, CSA, including two signed letters, one retaining original war-time franked envelope, a signed and inscribed CDV of Lee, and a quarter-plate tintype of Col. Johnston, fresh to the market, descended directly in the family
Rare 1795 Liberty Flowing Hair silver dollar and half dollar, from a fine collection of early American currency
19th-century carved hollow-body carousel mule/donkey, from a good selection of antique carved carousel figures
Outstanding original Mort Kunstler (American, b.1931) oil on canvas Civil War historical painting, titled "Iron Horses / Men of Steel / Winchester, VA / June 1864", 27 5/8" x 39 1/2" sight size
Outstanding original Mort Kunstler (American, b.1931) oil on canvas Civil War historical painting, titled "Wayside Farewell", 27 1/2" x 55 1/2" sight size
East Tennessee walnut punched-tin-paneled food/pie safe, from a good selection of Southern furniture
Fine (c. 1810-1830) Kentucky Federal inlaid cherry chest of drawers (40 ½" H, 41 ½" W, 19 ½" D), descended directly in the Adams and Duncan families, founding settlers of Hawesville, situated in Hancock County on the banks of the Ohio River, and a pair of 18th-century walnut side chairs, Virginia or Maryland, from a good selection of Southern furniture
Detail of a newly discovered Shenandoah Valley of Virginia punched-tin-paneled food/pie safe, attributed to John M. Keyser (b.1807), Marksville, Page Co., VA
Fine Salem, Massachusetts Federal mahogany dressing chest with mirror, attributed to William Hook (1777-1867), 68 1/2" H, 42 3/4" W, 21 1/2" D
Outstanding group of Shenandoah Valley of Virginia folk art carved walking sticks and mementoes by Colonel Gabriel Thomas Barbee, CSA (1814-1908) of Bridgewater, 26" to 37 ½" L.
Rare Virginia leather key basket and a unique Emanuel Suter, Harrisonburg Steam Pottery, diminutive stoneware crock with Albany-slip glaze and unrecorded "1/8" gallon capacity stamp, profusely marked in bands around shoulder and rim, from a selection of Virginia and Southern folk art and pottery. Suter 4 3/8" H.
Important set of 12 Federal carved mahogany chairs, possibly Charleston, SC, see Rauschenberg and Bivins - The Furniture of Charleston, figs. NCH-1 and NCH-2, pps. 749-751 for two nearly identical examples with Charleston attributions.
South Carolina/Georgia punched-tin-paneled yellow pine and birch slab/food safe of impressive size and in outstanding original condition, 56" H, 71" W, 24 ¾" D.
Selection of Rockingham Co., Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, folk pottery, including a Coffman School cobalt-decorated stoneware squat pot with cover, a one gallon cobalt-decorated stoneware wide-mouth jar from the Zigler pottery in Timberville, and a unique Emanuel Suter, Harrisonburg Steam Pottery, diminutive stoneware crock with Albany-slip glaze and unrecorded "1/8" gallon capacity stamp, profusely marked in bands around shoulder and rim. Suter 4 3/8" height.
Late 18th-century cast-iron stoveplate from Redwell Furnace, Shenandoah Co., VA, 29" x 22", see Comstock - "The Redwell Ironworks", The Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, May 1981, pl. 29, p. 75, for a nearly identical example.
Rare Valley of Virginia, possibly Wythe Co., walnut corner cupboard with punched-tin panels in lower doors.
VA or MD walnut architectural two-piece corner cupboard, 88" H, 56" W, 37" corner, documented by MESDA in 1980.
American School (19th century) oil on canvas portrait of Frederick Watts (1801-1889), first U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, appointed by Ulysses S. Grant, fresh to the market, descended directly in the family. Together with Watts's original painted tin trade sign for his law practice.
Dutch School (19th century) nautical watercolor painting depicting the sinking of the "Janson" of Providence, Rhode Island. Signed and dated "1820" in lower right corner. This watercolor is very similar to several which are signed by or attributed to Jan Mooy (1776-1847). The back of the frame has a label for "Max Williams, 28 East 46 St. New York, New York." This artwork may have been part of an exhibition and sale the firm held in 1918. Overall 20 ¼" high, 25 ¼" wide, sight 13 ¼" high, 17 ¾" high.
James Fairman (British/American, 1826-1904) oil on panel luminist Hudson River landscape painting, signed indistinctly and dated lower right, 6 ½" x 15 ¾" sight size.
Reuben Chappell (British, 1870-1940) watercolor and gouache on paper ship painting of the bark "Alert" of Ipswich, 14 1/8" x 21 ½" sight size.
Reuben Chappell (British, 1870-1940) watercolor and gouache on paper ship painting of the bark "Vanguard" of Colchester, 14 1/8" x 21 ½" sight size.
Mary Luce (Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA, 1793-1879) needlework sampler, dated 1806, 16 3/4" x 15 5/8" sight.
Thomas Jefferson Craddock (Albemarle Co., VA) folk art carved cane/walking stick with UVA, Jefferson, Monticello, and VA motifs