American 19th century painted tin (tole) kettle from Pennsylvania. Charming and classic PA German birds and tulips decoration. Measures 10 inches high and 9 inches across the base.
An American primitive still life painting of fruit. Oil on canvas, after John McCloskey, circa 1890. Wrapped oranges in and around an Appalachian willow basket nestled among orange branches. The painting is mounted in a classic birds-eye maple frame with a gold leaf fillet. Note: the painting has been professionally restored, including repair of a small 3-corner rip at the upper mid section, verso. Unsigned, though several names are penciled on the frame: Caroline A. Bible & J. Girisling (sec). Dimensions (overall): 19" H x 25.25" W.
18th century painted tin (tole ware) dome top box made in the Upson Tin Shop in the Marion section of Southington, CT. The Upson Shop was operating from 1793 to 1837. The box bears the Upson signature mark on the front panel. Excellent condition with just one piece missing on the lock cover. Measures 6.5"long by 3" deep by 3.5" high. Please see Volume 1 of "American Painted Tinware a Guide to its Identification," by Gina Martin and Lois Tucker, pages 55 and 67, to see this exact signature. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Rare set of 7 William Capen (born c. 1801) painted Windsor tablet-top chairs in original yellow paint, Portland, Maine, circa 1830-40. Excellent original condition, some very minor restoration to decoration. Each chair measures 17.5" W at the seat, 19.5 inches wide at the top, 17.5" H to the seat, and 34.25" H to the back. For an identical example, please see page 539, Figure 7-111, American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, published 1996 by Hudson Hill Press and Winterthur Museum.
A striking American primitive or naive painting of a cut watermelon and peaches in a shallow, scalloped ceramic dish; oil on artist's board, mounted in a classic silver leaf frame w/linen fillet. Painting size: 19.5" W x 14.5" H. American, anonymous, circa 1850.