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Nice Example of “Old Squaws” No. 2, a Dry Point by Frank W. Benson (1862 – 1951), circa 1918. “Old Squaws” No.2, a 5” x 10” Image, was done by Benson in 1918 in an Edition Size of 136. See John T. Ordeman’s Frank W. Benson: Master of the Sporting Print for both a view of the image and the information on Benson Etchings & Dry Points. This particular piece is from the Collection of Frank W. Benson by Descent through the Family. It is pencil Signed and has been framed in museum quality matting and Tru Vue Conservation Grade Clear Glass (99% UV Protection). The Overall Frame Size is 12 5/8” x 17”. Aside from some Minor Toning from Age (see the initial photo under large images), the Dry Point is in Excellent Original Condition. (Note that there are lighting flashes from the glass; they are not defects in the image.)

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Price $895 plus shipping


A Classic New England School Girl Sampler which serves as a Eulogy on the Death of Capt. Jonathan Cook., circa 1815 – 1820. Our preliminary research on the history of the Sampler leads us to a Capt. Jonathan Cook (b. abt. 1774 – died Dec. 26, 1811) of Salem, Massachusetts. The name and date of Cook’s death are key elements here. Cook married Elizabeth Peirce in 1797, and presumably they had a number of children, though names were not available. Further, records indicate that Cook died on board the Brig Industry at sea on Dec. 26, 1811. The Sampler Maker is identified as “EC / aged 13” which we imagine to be one of his daughters, probably named Elizabeth after her mother. This 13” x 13” Sampler is made with Silk on Linen with a Finely Stitched Floral Border enclosing the Eulogy titled “Lines on the Death of Capt. J. Cook”. The eulogy can be fully read on the large photographs. The mounting is not obvious, but I suspect the sampler is glued at the edges. The framed out size is approximately 20” x 20” and the frame is not original or period. Overall quality of the sampler is very good. It would be an excellent addition to any collection.

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Price $1250 plus shipping


Beautiful 19th Century Walnut Knife Tray in Very Good Original Condition. Though it was found in New England, it may be either American or British in Origin. The Wood is Quite Appealing and the Finish is Untouched. This 17” x 10 ¾” Tray displays Canted Sides, Cut Nail Construction, a Nicely Rounded Base, and a Cleanly Formed Handle. The Bottom provides a good deal of information about the age of the tray; the Maker used Hand Scribed Lines to determine the edges of the sides and the Cut Nail use is suggested by the Form of the Filled Holes (see photographs). The Height of the Handle is 6 ½”, plus the ½” Bottom Board. Nice Piece for Display or Use.

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Price $175 plus shipping


Wonderful Hand Dove-Tailed Gentleman’s Gunning Box with Assorted Loaded Supplies and the Original Key by an Unknown Maker/Gunner, circa Mid-Late 19th Century. I suspect that the Gunning Box May Have Been Made in Britain and Probably Purchased by a Gentleman Hunter in the United States. The Top Lid is Beveled, Has an Elaborate Brass Decoration for the Iron Handle and a Classic 19th Century Key. While the Box appears to be made from Pine, it has a Thick Reddish Varnish Finish. The insert in the Box to Hold Parts may have been added at a later date. It now contains 3 Brass Shells, 2 of which are Winchester and 1 Lowell, and 3 Reloading Tools. Also in the Box are a Tin with Early Lead Shot, an Early Remington Oil Can, an Edison Oil Can, and a Brass Bore Gauge. The Box measures 13” in width, 8” in depth, and 8” in height. Please Examine the Range of Photographs. This is a Very Unique Item that has been in my Collection for Well Over 20+ Years. Few are Found.

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