Gallery Report: August 2008

Oriel china cabinet, $24,150, Cowan’s


A late 19th-century Oriel Cabinet Company oak china cabinet, adorned with full-bodied Norman soldiers and a carved crest featuring cherub figures and grotesques, sold for $24,150 at a Summer Fine & Decorative Art Auction held June 21 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, five lots of stoneware pig flasks made in Anna, Ill., went for a combined $53,47; the top lot of the group was a railroad pig marked “Cincinnati the Pork City” that soared to $14,950. Also, a watercolor painting by Italian artist Marie Martinetti changed hands for $12,075.

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Gallery Report: July 2008

1825 Tanner Atlas, $42,500, Cowan’s


An 1825 copy of the Tanner New American Atlas, containing maps of several states of the North American Union, prepared and drawn on a uniform scale (Henry S. Tanner, Philadelphia), sold for $42,500 at a Spring Western and Historic Americana Auction held June 5 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati. Also, a reverse glass panorama painting of the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, 100” x 27.5”, mounted in the original frame, achieved $35,650; and a ghost dance shirt, dated 1891, worn by the Sioux Indians in the Dakotas and Montana, made $16,100.

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