Early American home furnishings offered in online auction Feb. 11

Early American

Pair of 19th century redware dishes, Pennsylvania, 7½in diameter. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Antique Associates at West Townsend Inc. in West Townsend, Mass., a leading broker of antiques, art and antique arms, is offering nearly 200 high-quality lots of mostly American in an online auction through Jasper52 on Thursday, Feb. 11. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

The seller notes that each lot has a reserved bid at a fraction of the retail price.

Highlighted items start with a pair of decorated redware plates made in Pennsylvania in the 19th century (above). The 7½-inch plates are in very good condition and have triple quill decorations applied in green slip. The pair has a $1,000-$2,000 estimate.

No less than 10 burl bowls are offered in the auction. Among them is one made of ash that was beehive turned in the late 18th or early 19th century. It measures 13½ inches in diameter by 5 inches high (est. $900-$1,500).

Early American

Burl bowl, circa 1780-1820, 13½in diameter. Estimate: $900-$1,500. Jasper52 image

Several primitive portraits are available. The most endearing image depicts a child with a small dog. The oil on canvas, which measures 23½ by 29 inches, was painted in the 1840s (est. $900-$1,500).

Early American

Portrait of a child with a dog, oil on canvas, 1840s, some restoration noted. Estimate: $900-$1,500. Jasper52 image

A tole coffeepot in the auction is attributed to the Pennsylvania tinsmith Harvey Filley, son of Oliver Filley. The 9½-inch-tall coffeepot with its polychrome floral decoration is in very good original condition (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Early American

Tole coffeepot, circa 1835, 9½in high, painted tin, original condition. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Jasper52 image

Another necessary item for an early American home is the antique candle sconce that is offered in the auction. The fixture features a 9½-inch-diameter reflector composed of nine mirror-like pieces made of an almost paper-thin tin-lead alloy (est. $2,400-$4,400).

Early American

Candle sconce with embossed tin reflectors, New England, tinned sheet iron, tin-lead alloy, circa 1800-1830,10in high. Estimate: $2,400-$4,400. Jasper52 image

The auction will open with several antique flint-lock pistols and close with a trio of antique terrestrial globes. Additional items offered are pewter plates and hollowware, andirons, ABC plates, schoolgirl samplers and glass flasks.


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