Prior Sales

19th Century Pennsylvania Landscapes

Pencil with touches of watercolor and gouache on paper.  

The main image depicts a Pennsylvania countryside scene with farmhouse and associated outbuildings along with figures (human and horse) in the foreground, with rolling hills and hints of building structures in the distance.  

Mounted for visibility on the back is a second picture by the same hand, delicately rendered in pencil with black and gray watercolor tinting on trees and four distinct horse-drawn vehicles.  Delicate pencil depiction of fencing, hills, trees and remote buildings creates atmospheric distance.  

Framed size: 22" X 19"  Conservation mounted.

Although unsigned, these drawings strongly bear characteristics of the work of Ferdinand Arnold Brader (December 7, 1833 – December 20, 1901), known for his detailed pencil drawings of farms and other dwellings in rural Pennsylvania and Ohio. His first pencil drawings of farms and homes were done while he was in Pennsylvania as early as 1876, in Berks County, Lancaster Co., Montgomery Co., Lebanon Co. and from as far west as Somerset, Beaver and Allegheny Counties. 
It is thought he did some 300 pictures in Pennsylvania, although the exact number is not known as he did not number and sign many of his Pennsylvania pictures.  


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19th Century Portrait of a Woman

19th Century miniature portrait of a woman wearing a bonnet. 

Watercolor on paper.

Excellent handling of the medium to render a distinguished profile likeness. Exceptional detail . . . especially in the treatment of the netting and lace bonnet.

Circa 1830, it is in excellent condition and housed in its original oval ebony frame.  The framed size is 11" x 9-1/2"

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Four Oval Wallpaper Boxes

Wallpaper, cardboard, wood and newspaper. These colorful box would enhance any collection.

All four have bright wallpaper coverings that have survived with some normal wear but display excellent color. Circa 1840.  Likely PA and NE.   Some wear on edges and bottoms as expected with age.  

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Maple Sugar Cake Tray

Hardwood tray with 105 ~ 2 1/2" circular molds into which maple syrup was poured to form maple sugar cakes.

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19th Century PA Hanging Caddy

Hanging Pennsylvania caddy  with two pockets, hand cut nail construction, grain painted, decoratively carved edging on top and lower compartment.  Jaunty overall form and excellent surface.


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Large Round Early 19th Century Box

Prepossessing and very large round box having traces of sage paint.  Circa 1820, box construction sports square-head nails with strong oxidation and very thick box walls and wrap on the lid.  Box is very sturdy without splits or cracks.  Appears to have been an early painted box which was later "cleaned" to reveal original wood, but leaving traces of old sage paint.  

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Polychrome 19th Century Flacon

Handsome turned wooden flacon painted in three colors (red, black and ivory, applied to resemble marble veining).  Well-proportioned, with lovely turning.  Curvaceous form topped with a shapely finial stopper.  Excellent condition.

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Two Charming Copper Chocolate Pots

Two early 19th century "chocolate" pots in copper.  One has shaped wooden handle, the other an integrated strap handle.

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Large Decorative PA Butter Stamp

Extra large and highly decorative 19th century wooden butter stamp, Pennsylvania origin.


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Red Ware Bank

Handsome ovoid red ware bank with manganese decoration and finial top form.

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19th Century Painted PA Corner Cupboard

12-pane glass front corner cupboard, Pennsylvania.  Immaculate painted surface. 

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