Polly Warren Antiques
Exceptional Fall Estates Auction
** Featuring Nautical & Militaria **
Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 11 AM
Preview: Day of sale 9-11am & Tues.-Fri., Oct. 11-14, from 11am-4 pm Live (public welcome) & online
380 Winthrop Street (Route 44)
Rehoboth, Massachusetts 02769
ARTWORK: Marine paintings, incl. W.F. Halsall (3); Clement Drew (2); J.G. Tyler (2); K. Nemethy; A.T. Bricher; E.H. Potthast; J.J. Enneking; R. Richardson; G.S. Walters; W.G. Pierce; T. Covey; Roger Curtis; G. Middleton; A. Connetti; fine China Trade tea clipper in Hong Kong harbor; unsigned 19th-c. ship paintings, antique woolies. ALSO: Charles Woodbury (2 beach scenes); J.B. Reid; W.S. Macy; E.M. Bannister; Harold Brett; C.D. Cahoon (2); E.H. Barrett; Harry Hime; Van Bree; Serre (pirate); several early American portraits, incl. Prior-Hamblin; 6 early mini portraits, incl. Capt. Rob’t Robb 1731-95; China Trade oils, incl. rare fishing scene and portrait of girl sgd. Sing Woa; circa 1850 “Washington’s Family” large oil painting after E. Savage with Hirschl & Adler provenance.
CANE COLLECTION: Many, incl. rare physician cane, 1855 Paris Expo w/medicine, signed Alexandre Pere; carved ivory canes with skull, monkey head, fists, lady’s leg, sailor knots, Merman, etc; Gun cane; black man bust; whale bone and baleen canes with scrimshaw; captains’ canes; 1839 R.R. Hinman of CT presentation cane; several ex-Wagner collection.
WHALE TEETH & CRIMPERS: About 20 antique scrimshaw whale’s teeth, incl. fine patriotic pair with ships; the Abigail of New Bedford tooth; whale ship John Coggeshall off Newport by T.L. Albro; 1857 Jenny Ayer’s tooth; 7" bull whale; whaling scene tooth with silver mount – snuff box? Girl on hobby horse embossed tooth “Rebecca”; Perry’s victory on Lake Erie; whale tooth Tabuas; Also 20" walrus tusk with whaling scenes; Plus – fine sailor made ivory crimpers, incl. snake; seal; child’s crimper; etc. Mini dominoes set with ship; whalebone plaque from slave ship Mary Adeline 1852.
NAUTICAL RELATED & HARPOONS: Many antique and vintage wood ship models, incl. about 12 half hulls – one 66" warship with lift construction, gunnels and orig. paint (found in Maine barn); 72" half hull; 48" half hull w/lifts from Geo. C. Scott collect.; huge 1900 Baltimore clipper wood model, 9 ft. tall; 19th-c. wood “Lark” model; etc. Presentation bronze ship’s bell 1896; ship’s telegraph by Chadburn London; 2 brass floor binnacles with compasses by Kelvin; ship’s logometer; Antique Harpoons, incl. C.W. Morgan stamped; toggle and Temple type; prototype locking. Plus – sailor’s valentines; ivory swifts; sailor-made boxes, bodkins, fids, etc; POW ivory 18th-c. jewel box and other fine boxes; 78" whale rib, petrified whale brain and walrus ouzik; 8 ft. block and tackle nautical rigging setup; 1941 Navy diving helmet; Morse 1918 diving helmet; 52" steamship wheel; carved whale plaques; old mermaid figurehead; antique sternboards, one 8 ft. with eagle; seaman’s chests; two 12 ft. sculling oars; rare lot, ca. 1850, sailor’s clothes from Perry Stoddard w/prov.; Elaborate Lord Nelson memorial carved ivory and scrimshaw mirror; 19th-century figurehead Oliver Perry.
AMERICAN FLAGS: Rare 1861-63 Civil War 34-star flag found in NH attic; 13-star Centennial flag; Confederate Reunion flags; 10 framed silk banners for Civil War battles by 156th Signal Battalion; 48-star flags; rare 1896 patchwork signature quilt for soldiers’ and sailors’ orphans LAS No. 28 S. of V. Indiana; more.
RIFLES/ PISTOLS/ CANNONS: Pair rare Rev. War brass signal cannons on oak carriages, 66 lbs each; attr. Rev. War 22" iron battle cannon; 1776 Rev. War signal cannon; two Sharp’s 1859 Civil War carbines, fine cond.; 1860 Spencer Repeating & Burnside Rifle Co. carbines; Robbins & Lawrence 1850 rifle; Parker Bros. 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun; Bates of Richmond shotgun; Kerr’s patent Confederate pistol from London Armoury; Union CW army revolver sgd. Starr Arms NY; Pair fine ca. 1830 French dueling pistols in case w/access; Continental pistol with wheel lock.
SWORDS & KNIVES: Important War of 1812 officer’s sword by Wooley, Deakin & Dutton from John Batten of 82nd Regt. with his oil portrait; Revolutionary War officer’s rapier with solid silver handle from Col. Herbert Slocum estate; War 1812 saber attr. Wolfe Bros. with eagle-head pommel; Confederate clip-point bowie knife from Shenandoah; ca. 1800 American militia sword w/walrus cvd handle; F.W. James Sheffield Bowie knife patriotic design; Tillotson bowie knife w/Am. patriotic designs; 18th-c. folding knife; Samurai sword blade w/wavy hamon, signed; French cavalry sword; Mameluke; Griswold Tenn. Confederate sword (old copy); Confederate Officer’s sword by Boyle & Gamble.
MILITARIA: Superb, complete 18th-c. cased ship’s decanter/ drink set with gilt bottles; Cased 19th-c. “Officer’s Mess” kit with 4 drawers of English cutlery; Rare ½ plate Ambrotype photo Civil War soldier in uniform; 2 pair Civil War cavalry boots; Colonel Herbert Slocum post-CW cavalry jacket and accessories/pins from Newport RI; antique French painted metal drum with Napoleonic battles; 3 long military pikes; 100’s old framed patriotic pinback buttons 1800’s to 1950’s, incl GAR and WWI/II; Pair solid silver French cased 1865 presentation spurs; Civil War Brig. General bronze patriotic memorial plaque for John Murray Corse 1835-93.
CLOCKS/LAMPS: Nautical related, incl. 2 large Chelsea ship’s bells – bronze double-scroll mantel and mahogany shelf with 7.5" dial; About 16 large brass/copper ship’s lights and anchor lanterns; Hamilton cased ship’s chronometer; Silas Hoadley pillar and scroll with ships.
ORIENTAL RUGS: About 20 old and antique rugs, incl. Sarouk, Caucasians, camel hair Serabs, Turkish prayer, Kazak, Shirvan, Hamadans. Also: 13 x 15 ft. Nantucket hand-embroidered wool picture rug.
FURNITURE: About 50 lots mostly 18th and early 19th-century American furniture –fine chests, rare Long Island country pcs., Goddard & Townsend corner chair and Newport dressing table, Davenport desk, QA game table, camphorwood chests, 10 dining chairs and table, English tea table, Eldred Wheeler pcs.
MISC: Rare 16th-c. museum-quality 33" Gothic carved ivory Madonna & Child figure; 1883 14k gold Sons of Am. Rev. pendant; Rare lock of G. Washington’s hair woven into gold ring with provenance; G. Wash. andirons; superb ivory inlaid Anglo-Indian sewing box; old and antique weathervanes, incl. rooster and cow; Frank Adams ship; wood eagle; zinc Am. eagle, horse, sheet clipper ship and sailboat; Nantucket whirligigs; early brass posnit and pewter sundial; old signs, incl. blacksmith, Cape Cod; Large lot Nantucket memorabilia; 4 Nantucket baskets; James Polk autograph.
Catalog and photos can be viewed about 2-3 weeks prior to sale on our website at: www.americana-auction.com.
Questions? Call 508-771-1722 or 508-223-9471.
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