NEW YORK – Jasper52 will host an online auction of Americana and folk art from members of the prestigious New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association on Thursday, March 12. Nearly 200 lots are offered including cast-iron doorstops and banks, Native American baskets, gameboards, weathervanes and tramp art. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
Several weathervanes are available including a late 19th century copper vane in the form of quill pen (above). The quill measures about 2 feet long and is supported by a custom iron bracket (est. $1,700-$2,400).
A double-sided gameboard (below) has a bull’s-eye dartboard on one side and a baseball game dartboard on the other. Made circa 1920, the gameboard has carefully painted original surfaces; some areas are finely alligatored (est. $900-$1,400).
Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Co., located in Meriden, Connecticut, produced metal accessories for the home from about 1860 until the early part of the 20th century. One such product from was a cast-iron doorstop that depicts a squirrel holding a nut (est. $2,000-$2,500).
Convicted of killing his brother-in-law, “Gus” Wynn spent 30 years in Tennessee State Prison, where he produced chip-carved tramp art. A tramp art box in the auction is one of the largest known by his hand and only the second found with three drawers. The box exhibits the unique characteristics of his signature style having outside handles, a sliding top, scalloped skirt and drawers (est. $1,100-$1,500).
Three Apache baskets are included in the auction. One finely woven basketry bowl having a rattlesnake pattern from the 1890s is 13¾ inches in diameter (est. $2,000-$2,500). It has split willow and devil’s claw stitching on split willow coils. Other than a 1-inch-long restoration to the rim stitches, the basket is in mint condition.
The New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association auction of Americana and folk art will be conducted by Jasper52 on Thursday, March 12, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern time.