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A Marilyn Monroe twice-signed early employment contract, 1950
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DOU, GERRIT (1613 Leiden before 1675)
The Herring Seller with a Young Woman. Oil on panel. With signature and dated on the parapet of the niche: G. DOUW. 1651. 46 x 36.2 cm (arched). Provenance: - Count ... [more like this]
Federal Mahogany Carved and Inlaid Lady's
Secretary-bookcase, attributed to Thomas Seymour, Boston, c. 1807-12, the decorative eglomise painting attributed to John Ritto Penniman, the turnings possibly by Henry and/or ... [more like this]
NEW ENGLAND INLAID MAHOGANY TAMBOUR DESK,
ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN SEYMOUR, PERHAPS WITH THOMAS SEYMOUR, PORTLAND, MAINE OR BOSTON. A large number of design and construction features immediately identify this
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*SCARCE NEWTON ARMS SPORTING RIFLE. Cal.
256 Newton. SN None visible. Made in Buffalo, NY, this beautiful rifle was far ahead of its time. It has 24" tapered rnd bbl with sleeve mounted front sight; 2-leaf adjustable ... [more like this]
Important Pair of American Gothic Revival
Oak Armchairs, mid-19th century, probably New Orleans, each with a tall back with boldly carved crockets over a pierced field centered by a trefoil, flanked by cusp-carved ... [more like this]
American Rococo Revival Rosewood Half-Tester
Bed, mid-19th century, attributed to the New Orleans warerooms of Prudent Mallard, the tester with arched serpentine front and serpentine sides, the carved crest depicting ... [more like this]
RARE AND IMPORTANT BOSTON FEDERAL CARVED
MAHOGANY AND FLAME BIRCH VENEERED SABRE LEG SIDE CHAIR, ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORKSHOP OF JOHN AND THOMAS SEYMOUR, CIRCA 1805.
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Westley Richards 12-bore boxlock ejector
shotgun, SN15481 research suggests the gun was made in 1896Barrel length: 26"; Chambers: 2 1/2"; Chokes: L 23 R 5; Material: steel; Rib: game; Locks: boxlock; Operating lever: ... [more like this]
Hayden & Gregg marked French bronze mantel
clock Hayden & Gregg, Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1838-43
French bronze-dore mantel clock of Southern interest
figure of Joan of Arc embracing sword standing beside ... [more like this]
Charleston slave badge or tag South Carolina,
rectangular copper badge with chamfered corners, impressed: CHARLESTON, SERVANT, 1818, NO. 906; and verso marked: LAFAR (John Joseph LaFar, 1781-1849 prominent ... [more like this]
ALEXANDER MUNRO RA: A white marble bust of
Kenneth James Matheson (Second Baronet of Lochalsh) looking slightly to dexter and wearing a shirt with a lace collar and tassels, on a marble socle, 20" high. See illustration ... [more like this]
GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE COMMODE
TO WRIGHT AND ELWICK, CIRCA 1765
after a design by Thomas Chippendale, the shaped moulded top above four long graduated drawers, flanked by panelled cupboard doors, raised ... [more like this]
An Interesting Collection of Japanese Woodblock
Prints Relating to the Medical Field, 19th c., comprising Utagawa Kunitoshi (Japanese, fl. 1847-1899), "Mimochi on'na natsu no tawamure - Got? juttai no zu (Pregnant Women ... [more like this]
Louis Oscar Griffith (American/Indiana, 1875-1956,
active New Orleans, 1916-17), "A Sunny Deck, New Orleans", oil on canvas mounted to artist board, signed lower left, titled "A Sunny Deck" in pencil en verso, 10 in. x 14 ... [more like this]
WPA style painting, Stanley Frank (Stanley
Newton Frank, New York, 20th century), figures on street outside employment agency, titled verso "Study" and "The Employment Agency/1-40" and signed "Stanley Newton Frank", ... [more like this]
Francis Bacon, 1909-1992, oil on canvas,
part of one of Bacon's "destroyed" canvases, circa 1985. The canvas shows what appears to be a "pool of flesh" spread across a black background with a straight dividing line ... [more like this]
SOCIETY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF PRISON DISCIPLINE.
Description of the Tread Mill invented by Mr. William Cubitt, of Ipswich, for the Employment of Prisoners, and recommended by The Society of the Improvement of Prison Discipline, ... [more like this]
KATHERINE MILHOUS (1894-1977) PENNSYLVANIA.
25x19 inches, 63 1/2x43 cm.
Condition A-: creases and minor discoloration in margins and image. Paper.
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EMERSON, PETER HENRY Pictures of East Anglian
Life. With 32 photogravures after photographs by Emerson and 15 small-format illustrations. With general and descriptive text and three appendices. Large gilt-lettered pictorial ... [more like this]
PAUL SCHEURICH (1883-1945) I. H. BOSTELMANN.
22 7/8x17 3/4 inches, 58x45 cm. Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin.
Condition B+: minor tears and creases in margins and image; foxing in lower image. Paper.
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