Wall Hangings

eagle and shield plaque 4

Nicely carved 19th century eagle applied to an early 20th century patriotic shield. There are some old mounting holes on the shield, as well as some paint losses and minor touch ups, but the eagle is in fine original condition and the piece displays beautifully. Approx. 16″ high and 16″ across at top. (CJ-10)


Heart in Hand

Unusual small framed Odd Fellows heart in hand symbol painted in gold leaf on fabric. The fabric may be silk. The artist painted in a shadow which creates the illusion that the hand is elevated slightly above the background. The frame appears to be original. There are some small creases in the fabric that could probably be eliminated but stretching it, but we decided to leave that decision to the buyer. It displays very well as is. Circa late 19th century. Frame measures 9” by 6 ¾” and the sight size is 7 7/8” by 5 1/8”. (CI -34)


Moose print

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Print of a bull moose with a nicely carved head of a cow moose attached to the top of the frame. Interesting juxtaposition. ((CG -17)



eagle carving 2

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Carved eagle with gilt surface. 19th century. Has expected wear and minor losses to gesso. The very tip of one wing feather was broken and reattached years ago. We had a bit of gilt added to that area. 29” wide x 11 ½” high. Displays brilliantly.(CI -10)



Children's garters signchildren's garters sig 2 Hand painted Children’s Hickory Garters sign (ex – personal collection of Richard (“Smitty”)  Axtell). “Hickory” was a brand named used by A. Stein and Company of Chicago, Illinois. The company was established in 1887 and continued in business well into the 20th century. Garters were employed to hold up long stockings worn by girls and boys (one is shown near the lad’s right hip). This sign was evidently made by a retailer and hung in a clothing store rather than outside, thus accounting for its undamaged condition. Background appears to be a form of early fiberboard. Amusing image calculated to attract attention. Probably dates to 1920′s.  24″ L x 11 1/2″ H. (CD-22)


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teacher cartoon gift note

Teacher’s gift to a favored schoolchild. Whimsical pen and ink drawing with a verse and anthropomorphic animals (owl, cat and rabbit) riding a donkey. Note from teacher on the reverse side bears date 1881. Very nice frame with some minor wear to felt surround. 10 1/2″ W x 8 3/4″ H. Great early American folk art. (CE- 17)






Small primitive oil on board of a milk cow in its original frame. Circa 19th century. Sight size 8 1/2″ H x 10 1/2″ W. Frame size 11 1/2″ H x 13 1/2″ W. Signed “Felty”. All original without any in-painting. It is on a real board as opposed to artist board. Frame has some wear, but is quite attractive. (BY-21)



Small naive oil on board of ewe and lamb in winter. New England origin, ca late 19th-early 20th century. Signed “Morey” and entitled “February Lamb” on reverse side. All original, and in original hand made frame in original robin’s egg blue paint with slight wear. Sight size 5 1/2″ H x 7 1/2″ W. Frame measures 7″ x 9″. Nice American folk art.


antiques 6-19-14 067 antiques 6-19-14 077 antiques 6-19-14 071 Very fine oil on canvas of waterfalls and a person who might be a fisherman by Ambrose Andrews, signed by him and dated 1851. Andrews was an itinerant artist who painted throughout many parts of the United States in the early to mid 1800s.  He was active in N.Y. State after 1844 and this painting was almost certainly done there although the specific location is unknown. His work is on display in the collection of the N.Y. Historical Society. Frame is of the period but probably not original. Outer dimensions are 20 1/2″ wide by 12 1/2″ high. Sight area 15 1/2″ wide by 7 3/4″ high. All original


antiques 6-11-14 001 Fine 19th century oil on artist board in original frame. Waterfall in the mountains, possibly Adirondacks where it was found. Unsigned. Frame dimensions 20 1/2″ high by 13 1/2″ wide. Sight 15 3/4″ by 8 3/4″. Some losses to gesso on frame.


Exceptional 19th Century American oil painting of Brook Trout on linen. Unsigned, in original frame, with old gold paint over gilt. Small no-harm early professional repair to painting. Frame dimensions 27 1/2″ wide x 20 1/2″ high. Sight 21″ x 14″.




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