Important Shenandoah Valley of Virginia folk art cut-work watercolor and ink on paper valentine, dated 1856, made by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918), fresh to the market, descended directly in the family of the maker, 13" diameter

Important Shenandoah Valley of Virginia folk art cut-work watercolor and ink on paper valentine, dated 1856, made by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918), fresh to the market, descended directly in the family of the maker, 13" diameter

Important Shenandoah Valley of Virginia folk art cut-work watercolor and ink on paper valentine made by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918), fresh to the market, descended directly in the family of the maker, 13" diameter

Important Shenandoah Valley of Virginia folk art cut-work watercolor and ink on paper valentine made by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918), fresh to the market, descended directly in the family of the maker, 13" diameter

Important Shenandoah Valley of Virginia folk art cut-work valentine made by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918), fresh to the market, descended directly in the family of the maker, 13" diameter

Important Shenandoah Valley of Virginia folk art cut-work valentine made by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918), fresh to the market, descended directly in the family of the maker, 13" diameter

Group of important Shenandoah Valley of Virginia folk art cut-work valentines, made by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918), fresh to the market, descended directly in the family of the maker, 13" diameter (each)

Group of important Shenandoah Valley of Virginia folk art cut-work valentines, made by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918), fresh to the market, descended directly in the family of the maker, 13" diameter (each)

Important embroidered silk on linen Shenandoah Valley of Virginia show towel, dated 1854, made by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918), fresh to the market, descended directly in the family, one of only four recorded Shenandoah Valley show towels

Important embroidered silk on linen Shenandoah Valley of Virginia show towel, dated 1854, made by Sarah Weaver (1839-1918), fresh to the market, descended directly in the family, one of only four recorded Shenandoah Valley show towels

Important wineglass cooler from the President Andrew Jackson/Franklin Pierce-pattern White House service. A matching example is in the White House Collection and illustrated in White House Glassware by Jane Shadel Spillman, p. 41, fig. 9

Important wineglass cooler from the President Andrew Jackson/Franklin Pierce-pattern White House service. A matching example is in the White House Collection and illustrated in White House Glassware by Jane Shadel Spillman, p. 41, fig. 9

Rare 1789 George Washington Inaugural button

Rare 1789 George Washington Inaugural button

Important war-time letter from Robert E. Lee to Virginia Governor John Letcher, inscribed "Headquarters / Richmond, VA / 9 May 1862", describing the "removal of the telegraphic (sic) lines between Covington and Jackson's River", descended directly in the family of General William Skeen, CSA of Alleghany Co., VA, who, acting as Provost Marshal at the time, is mentioned in the text.

Important war-time letter from Robert E. Lee to Virginia Governor John Letcher, inscribed "Headquarters / Richmond, VA / 9 May 1862", describing the "removal of the telegraphic (sic) lines between Covington and Jackson's River", descended directly in the family of General William Skeen, CSA of Alleghany Co., VA, who, acting as Provost Marshal at the time, is mentioned in the text.

From a selection of Native American material, including items from the personal collection of Wallace Gusler, Williamsburg, VA.

From a selection of Native American material, including items from the personal collection of Wallace Gusler, Williamsburg, VA.

From a selection of early American longrifles.

From a selection of early American longrifles.

Fine and rare folk art painted pine fireboard, possibly York Co., PA, one of three examples from the Babcock collection, Skinner, November 15-16, 1985, Lot 46

Fine and rare folk art painted pine fireboard, possibly York Co., PA, one of three examples from the Babcock collection, Skinner, November 15-16, 1985, Lot 46

American folk art carved and painted pine Virginia state seal, 29" H, 24 ½" W , ex-collection Charlotte Noland, Middleburg, VA

American folk art carved and painted pine Virginia state seal, 29" H, 24 ½" W , ex-collection Charlotte Noland, Middleburg, VA

Shenandoah Valley of Virginia folk art oil on canvas portrait of a boy (circa 1840), descended in the Weaver family, Shenandoah Co., VA, 30" x 24" object

Shenandoah Valley of Virginia folk art oil on canvas portrait of a boy (circa 1840), descended in the Weaver family, Shenandoah Co., VA, 30" x 24" object

New England overmantel painting, 34" x 48" overall

New England overmantel painting, 34" x 48" overall

Fine folk art carved and painted hollow-body carousel donkey, 54" HOA (including stand)

Fine folk art carved and painted hollow-body carousel donkey, 54" HOA (including stand)

Carved and painted carousel horse and a carnival toss target, from an excellent selection of American folk art

Carved and painted carousel horse and a carnival toss target, from an excellent selection of American folk art

Fine late 19th-century American folk art hooked rug of impressive size, 50" x 75" overall

Fine late 19th-century American folk art hooked rug of impressive size, 50" x 75" overall

Pennsylvania embroidered table cover, dated 1869, 51" x 52" overall

Pennsylvania embroidered table cover, dated 1869, 51" x 52" overall

Late 19th-century American folk art hooked rug featuring cat and kittens, 33" x 55" overall

Late 19th-century American folk art hooked rug featuring cat and kittens, 33" x 55" overall

Jacob Maentel (1763-1863) watercolor and ink on paper portrait of a woman, 11" x 7" sight size

Jacob Maentel (1763-1863) watercolor and ink on paper portrait of a woman, 11" x 7" sight size

Watercolor and pencil on Whatman paper drawing of a squirrel, in the manner of John James Audubon (1785-1851) 8" x 10 7/8" object

Watercolor and pencil on Whatman paper drawing of a squirrel, in the manner of John James Audubon (1785-1851) 8" x 10 7/8" object

Pair of American School oil on canvas genre paintings, frames retain Baltimore, MD merchant's labels, 15" x 10" sight size (each)

Pair of American School oil on canvas genre paintings, frames retain Baltimore, MD merchant's labels, 15" x 10" sight size (each)

American, possibly Winchester, VA, silk needlework picture, descended in the Bell family, 12" x 15" sight size

American, possibly Winchester, VA, silk needlework picture, descended in the Bell family, 12" x 15" sight size

Benson Bond Moore (1882-1974) oil on masonite Florida landscape painting, inscribed "Citra, FL" verso, 10" x 13" sight size

Benson Bond Moore (1882-1974) oil on masonite Florida landscape painting, inscribed "Citra, FL" verso, 10" x 13" sight size

Outstanding Southern repousse coin silver hot water urn, stamped "Mitchell & Tyler" for Samuel P. Mitchell and John H. Tyler, Sr. (Richmond, VA active 1845-1866), 18.25" height

Outstanding Southern repousse coin silver hot water urn, stamped "Mitchell & Tyler" for Samuel P. Mitchell and John H. Tyler, Sr. (Richmond, VA active 1845-1866), 18.25" height

Good selection of American coin silver, including a Thomas Wilmot (Charleston, SC, 1804-1850) repousse punch bowl, 8" D (rim)

Good selection of American coin silver, including a Thomas Wilmot (Charleston, SC, 1804-1850) repousse punch bowl, 8" D (rim)

Fine Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, probably Rockingham Co., inlaid walnut blanket chest, in excellent condition, fresh to the market, descended directly in the family, 26" H, 52" W

Fine Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, probably Rockingham Co., inlaid walnut blanket chest, in excellent condition, fresh to the market, descended directly in the family, 26" H, 52" W

Detail of Shenandoah Valley inlaid walnut blanket chest

Detail of Shenandoah Valley inlaid walnut blanket chest

Southern, possibly Virginia or Kentucky, inlaid cherry corner cupboard, 88" H, 43" W

Southern, possibly Virginia or Kentucky, inlaid cherry corner cupboard, 88" H, 43" W

Detail of corner cupboard inlaid decoration

Detail of corner cupboard inlaid decoration

Detail of corner cupboard inlaid decoration

Detail of corner cupboard inlaid decoration

Rockingham Co., Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, walnut punched-tin-paneled food/pie safe, tins featuring tufted eagle pattern, 54" H, 40" W, from the estate of Ruth Conn, McGaheysville, VA

Rockingham Co., Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, walnut punched-tin-paneled food/pie safe, tins featuring tufted eagle pattern, 54" H, 40" W, from the estate of Ruth Conn, McGaheysville, VA

Detail of Shenandoah Valley eagle-tin safe

Detail of Shenandoah Valley eagle-tin safe

Wythe Co., VA painted poplar and yellow pine punched-tin-paneled food/pie safe, 44" H, 53" W

Wythe Co., VA painted poplar and yellow pine punched-tin-paneled food/pie safe, 44" H, 53" W

Detail of Wythe Co., VA safe

Detail of Wythe Co., VA safe

Southern, probably TN, walnut punched-tin-paneled food/pie safe of diminutive size, 44" H, 40" W

Southern, probably TN, walnut punched-tin-paneled food/pie safe of diminutive size, 44" H, 40" W

Detail of TN safe

Detail of TN safe

New England painted pine corner cupboard and a selection of American earthenware, many examples bearing slip decoration, cupboard 77" H, 37" (corner)

New England painted pine corner cupboard and a selection of American earthenware, many examples bearing slip decoration, cupboard 77" H, 37" (corner)

American, possibly Virginia, painted yellow pine and oak pewter cupboard and a selection of earthenware, many examples bearing slip decoration, cupboard 79" H, 75" W

American, possibly Virginia, painted yellow pine and oak pewter cupboard and a selection of earthenware, many examples bearing slip decoration, cupboard 79" H, 75" W

Selection of American tall-case clocks

Selection of American tall-case clocks

Set of six Massachusetts Chippendale carved mahogany side chairs

Set of six Massachusetts Chippendale carved mahogany side chairs

J. D. Heatwole cobalt-decorated two-gallon stoneware jar, bearing "1853" date and unrecorded maker's mark, 12" H

J. D. Heatwole cobalt-decorated two-gallon stoneware jar, bearing "1853" date and unrecorded maker's mark, 12" H

Alexandria, VA stoneware, including examples by H. C. Smith and B. C. Milburn, as well as a rare 1/2-gallon jar marked for J. P. Smith (active 1851-1854)

Alexandria, VA stoneware, including examples by H. C. Smith and B. C. Milburn, as well as a rare 1/2-gallon jar marked for J. P. Smith (active 1851-1854)

Good selection of American stoneware, including two New York state jugs and a rare T. H. Willson & Co., Harrisburg, PA  (active 1852-1855) cake crock

Good selection of American stoneware, including two New York state jugs and a rare T. H. Willson & Co., Harrisburg, PA (active 1852-1855) cake crock

Extensive array of American earthenware

Extensive array of American earthenware

Good selection of carved folk art walking sticks and canes, including examples by Colonel Gabriel Thomas Barbee, CSA (1814-1908) and Thomas Jefferson Craddock (b. 1845)

Good selection of carved folk art walking sticks and canes, including examples by Colonel Gabriel Thomas Barbee, CSA (1814-1908) and Thomas Jefferson Craddock (b. 1845)

Wide array of baskets, boxes, and other accessories, including a rare Southern decorated leather key basket and a fine pair of toleware beakers

Wide array of baskets, boxes, and other accessories, including a rare Southern decorated leather key basket and a fine pair of toleware beakers

Broad selection of early and primitive lighting

Broad selection of early and primitive lighting

Wide array of early lighting and country accessories, including a pair of tin wall sconces with punched decoration

Wide array of early lighting and country accessories, including a pair of tin wall sconces with punched decoration

Excellent collection of tea caddies, including tortoiseshell and treen

Excellent collection of tea caddies, including tortoiseshell and treen

Selection of 19th-century elegant lighting, including Argand, Sinumbra, and Solar examples

Selection of 19th-century elegant lighting, including Argand, Sinumbra, and Solar examples

Selection of 19th-century elegant lighting, including Argand, Sinumbra, and Solar examples

Selection of 19th-century elegant lighting, including Argand, Sinumbra, and Solar examples

From the Dorothy Claypool estate collection of English and European Delft

From the Dorothy Claypool estate collection of English and European Delft

From the Dorothy Claypool estate collection of English and European Delft

From the Dorothy Claypool estate collection of English and European Delft

Early English Staffordshire blue transfer-printed ceramics from the collection of the late Paul T. Fox, Alexandria, Virginia

Early English Staffordshire blue transfer-printed ceramics from the collection of the late Paul T. Fox, Alexandria, Virginia

Finely decorated English Staffordshire pearlware from the collection of the late Paul T. Fox, Alexandria, Virginia

Finely decorated English Staffordshire pearlware from the collection of the late Paul T. Fox, Alexandria, Virginia

English Wedgwood and Staffordshire jasperware ceramics in ornate forms and colors from the collection of the late Paul T. Fox, Alexandria, Virginia

English Wedgwood and Staffordshire jasperware ceramics in ornate forms and colors from the collection of the late Paul T. Fox, Alexandria, Virginia

Two fantastic examples of Chinese export porcelain including a late 18th/early 19th century plate with the Arms of New York State in the center, and a late 18th century dish from the famous DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) service. Clinton was the governor of New York and played a role in the construction of the Erie Canal. From a Williamsburg, Virginia private collection

Two fantastic examples of Chinese export porcelain including a late 18th/early 19th century plate with the Arms of New York State in the center, and a late 18th century dish from the famous DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) service. Clinton was the governor of New York and played a role in the construction of the Erie Canal. From a Williamsburg, Virginia private collection

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential-pattern tableware, dated 1880, Limoges, France, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential-pattern tableware, dated 1880, Limoges, France, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

Detail of Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential-pattern tableware, dated 1880, Limoges, France, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

Detail of Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential-pattern tableware, dated 1880, Limoges, France, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

From a 160-piece collection of English Staffordshire transferware in the "Agricultural Vase" pattern, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

From a 160-piece collection of English Staffordshire transferware in the "Agricultural Vase" pattern, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

From a 160-piece collection of English Staffordshire transferware in the "Agricultural Vase" pattern, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

From a 160-piece collection of English Staffordshire transferware in the "Agricultural Vase" pattern, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

From a 160-piece collection of English Staffordshire transferware in the "Agricultural Vase" pattern, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

From a 160-piece collection of English Staffordshire transferware in the "Agricultural Vase" pattern, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

From a 160-piece collection of English Staffordshire transferware in the "Agricultural Vase" pattern, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

From a 160-piece collection of English Staffordshire transferware in the "Agricultural Vase" pattern, property from the estate of Roger Gehman, Pittsburgh, PA.

An unrecorded Peter Bernhart (Rockingham Co., VA, active 1794-1819) signed watercolor, ink, and printed text folk art fraktur birth and baptismal certificate (dated 1811), printed elements by Ambrose Henkel (New Market, VA), 8 1/8" x 13 7/8".

An unrecorded Peter Bernhart (Rockingham Co., VA, active 1794-1819) signed watercolor, ink, and printed text folk art fraktur birth and baptismal certificate (dated 1811), printed elements by Ambrose Henkel (New Market, VA), 8 1/8" x 13 7/8".

Pair of American School folk art portraits, thought to be Butler family members from New Hampshire, each inscribed and dated "1838" on canvas verso, 26 ½" x 22 ½" sight, 31 ¾" x 27 ¾" overall.

Pair of American School folk art portraits, thought to be Butler family members from New Hampshire, each inscribed and dated "1838" on canvas verso, 26 ½" x 22 ½" sight, 31 ¾" x 27 ¾" overall.

American carved pine eagle of impressive size on a paint-decorated podium, both likely lodge items, from a large selection of American folk art, 40" HOA, 28" WOA (eagle).

American carved pine eagle of impressive size on a paint-decorated podium, both likely lodge items, from a large selection of American folk art, 40" HOA, 28" WOA (eagle).

Middle Tennessee needlework sampler (circa 1840), silk and wool threads on a cotton ground, made by Lamisa F. Jordan (Williamson County, TN, 1837-1907), recorded by the Tennessee Sampler Survey, 15 ¼" x 18 ¾" sight size.

Middle Tennessee needlework sampler (circa 1840), silk and wool threads on a cotton ground, made by Lamisa F. Jordan (Williamson County, TN, 1837-1907), recorded by the Tennessee Sampler Survey, 15 ¼" x 18 ¾" sight size.

American, probably Pennsylvania or Ohio, pictorial needlework sampler (dated 1810), silk threads on a linen ground, made by Clarrissa Eisenhart, 16 3/8" SQ (sight size).

American, probably Pennsylvania or Ohio, pictorial needlework sampler (dated 1810), silk threads on a linen ground, made by Clarrissa Eisenhart, 16 3/8" SQ (sight size).

Roanoke River Basin (Virginia/North Carolina) river birch side chair and a Virginia/Maryland carved mahogany arm chair, from a large selection of Southern furniture

Roanoke River Basin (Virginia/North Carolina) river birch side chair and a Virginia/Maryland carved mahogany arm chair, from a large selection of Southern furniture

The right example a Winchester, VA paint-decorated tablet-back side chair, from a set of six, inscribed to underside of plank seat "John W. Pennybacker / Chair Maker / Winchester Va 1858 / for / David Russell / Winchester". The Russells were important multi-generational Winchester chair makers, and the 1850 census for Winchester records a 22-year-old "John Pannabaker" living in the household of David Russell, Jr. (1799-1859). The left example from a set of six paint-decorated Baltimore fancy chairs. See Baltimore Museum of Art, "Baltimore Painted Furniture 1800-1840", p. 47, fig. 24 for an example having nearly identical turned elements, and p. 64, fig. 39 for an example with a similar carved stay rail.

The right example a Winchester, VA paint-decorated tablet-back side chair, from a set of six, inscribed to underside of plank seat "John W. Pennybacker / Chair Maker / Winchester Va 1858 / for / David Russell / Winchester". The Russells were important multi-generational Winchester chair makers, and the 1850 census for Winchester records a 22-year-old "John Pannabaker" living in the household of David Russell, Jr. (1799-1859). The left example from a set of six paint-decorated Baltimore fancy chairs. See Baltimore Museum of Art, "Baltimore Painted Furniture 1800-1840", p. 47, fig. 24 for an example having nearly identical turned elements, and p. 64, fig. 39 for an example with a similar carved stay rail.

Set of four Chippendale black walnut plank seat side chairs (circa 1780), American or British

Set of four Chippendale black walnut plank seat side chairs (circa 1780), American or British

Virginia or Maryland Chippendale walnut desk on frame, ex-Mac & Dolly McKenney Collection, Mint Spring, VA, 45 ½" H, 38 ½ W, 27" D.

Virginia or Maryland Chippendale walnut desk on frame, ex-Mac & Dolly McKenney Collection, Mint Spring, VA, 45 ½" H, 38 ½ W, 27" D.

American, probably Pennsylvania, two-piece paint-decorated poplar corner cupboard, 89 ¼" H, 29 ½" corner.

American, probably Pennsylvania, two-piece paint-decorated poplar corner cupboard, 89 ¼" H, 29 ½" corner.

From a large selection of paint-decorated furniture and country accessories.

From a large selection of paint-decorated furniture and country accessories.

Virginia inlaid walnut two-drawer dressing table and a Shenandoah Valley tilt-top candlestand, from a large selection of Southern furniture

Virginia inlaid walnut two-drawer dressing table and a Shenandoah Valley tilt-top candlestand, from a large selection of Southern furniture

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