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Fine American Cut-Work
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Description
(19th century)
elaborate and fine [scherenschnitte], circa 1850, attributed to Beckman V. Huffman, New York, circa 1850, commemorating the lives of Cornelius Westcott Milliken ((1821-1849), his wife, Clara S. Foster (1827-1853) and their sons William Augustus Milliken (1850-1896) and Maynard Hale Milliken, (1852-1888), from Trenton, Hancock, Maine, circa 1850, signed, inked black paper on cream wove paper with ink inscriptions on , 22-7/8 x 17-3/4 in. (sight); 19th century gilt silver frame,. Condition: some losses, folds, breaks, toning, not removed from frame; frame with abrasions. Notes: Beekman V. Hoffman served as lieutenant on the U.S.S. Constitution. A similar cut-out by the same hand, depicting the ship North Carolina, was illustrated on the cover of The Magazine Antiques, February 1952. Two depictions of the U.S.S. Constitution are also known: one was illustrated in the Old Print Shop Portfolio in December 1952, and the second, signed "B. V. Hoffman", sold at Northeast Auctions, August 2010 for $25,000.. Provenance: Collection of Anne McPherson and the Late John Bivins, Jr.
Condition
some losses, folds, breaks, toning, not removed from frame; frame with abrasions
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Fine American Cut-Work

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000
Jan 28, 2017
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Starting Price $500
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0682: Fine American Cut-Work

Sold for $1,200
12 Bids
Est. $1,000 - $2,000Starting Price $500
Day 2: American & European Decorative Arts
Jan 28, 2017 9:00 AM EST
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Lot 0682 Details

Description
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(19th century)
elaborate and fine [scherenschnitte], circa 1850, attributed to Beckman V. Huffman, New York, circa 1850, commemorating the lives of Cornelius Westcott Milliken ((1821-1849), his wife, Clara S. Foster (1827-1853) and their sons William Augustus Milliken (1850-1896) and Maynard Hale Milliken, (1852-1888), from Trenton, Hancock, Maine, circa 1850, signed, inked black paper on cream wove paper with ink inscriptions on , 22-7/8 x 17-3/4 in. (sight); 19th century gilt silver frame,. Condition: some losses, folds, breaks, toning, not removed from frame; frame with abrasions. Notes: Beekman V. Hoffman served as lieutenant on the U.S.S. Constitution. A similar cut-out by the same hand, depicting the ship North Carolina, was illustrated on the cover of The Magazine Antiques, February 1952. Two depictions of the U.S.S. Constitution are also known: one was illustrated in the Old Print Shop Portfolio in December 1952, and the second, signed "B. V. Hoffman", sold at Northeast Auctions, August 2010 for $25,000.. Provenance: Collection of Anne McPherson and the Late John Bivins, Jr.
Condition
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some losses, folds, breaks, toning, not removed from frame; frame with abrasions

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