Previews open August 10 – 12 in Marlborough. Book a preview appointment.
Bonhams Skinner’s August Americana auction features an interesting selection of fine and historic antiques for the discriminating collector including a rare relief-carved double-sided portrait of General George Washington by Samuel Macintire; a late 18th century painted Phrygian or Liberty Cap originally mounted on a pole symbolizing American freedom; a collection of brightly colored and well preserved 17th and 18th century English needlework pictures; a collection of fine Liverpool jugs including a rare “Success to the crooked by interesting town of Boston” jug, and several commemorating George Washington; two Andrew Clemens sand bottles; an assortment of export porcelain and Chinese and Indian export silver; fine maritime paintings by Montague Dawson and other artists; and the original manuscript journal Cleopatra’s Barge On A Voyage Of Pleasure documenting the 1817 voyage of George Crowninshield’s famous yacht considered to be the earliest grand pleasure yacht built in America. In addition, a selection of 19th century American folk portraiture and landscapes, miniature portraits, and painted wood boxes round out the live sale.
American Furniture & Decorative Arts