July 2017 eNewsletter
Featured Items

Summertime Specials

For our summertime specials, we sail the Atlantic on the Gulf Stream with a 1799 sea chart and with a pair of 19th-century prints of British sailing flags and boats. We take in a hot summer day with our 1903 game of Parlor Baseball. For the rustic summer lake house, we offer a carved wood sculpture of an eagle, a pair of British antique owl prints, and a 1920 plaster bust of a Native American brave.


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Ocean Voyages

British Flags print Flags of All Nations maritime print

Two British prints on card illustrating flags, published by James Reynolds around 1864. British Flags (far left) shows 23 British national and city flags such as the Union Jack, Red Ensign, and City of London, as well as 44 flags of Royal Yacht Clubs in the right and left margins. Flags of All Nations (left) shows numerous international flags in the margins, as well as different kinds of ships. In the center of this print are two large diagrams of ships showing names of the various rigging and sails of a large ship.

Regularly $500, the pair; sale price $450.

A sea chart of the north Atlantic Ocean (right) indicates the Gulf Stream in a shaded irregular curving arch from the Gulf of Florida north about to the Grand Bank, and then southeast to the coast of Africa near Senegal and an adjacent region called on the map "Azanhaga." This hand-colored engraving after Benjamin Jones was published in Philadelphia in 1799.

Regularly $950, sale price $850.

Gulf Stream Map

Take Me In (the Parlor) to the Ball Game

Parlor Baseball Game

A Parlor Baseball board game from the turn of the century is made of wood with holes drilled in the board for red and blue pegs, which represent the opposing teams. It was patented by American Play Games Co. of Rutherford, New Jersey in 1903. The pegs appear to all be present, though there are no dice.

Regularly $1,100, sale price $1,000.

Birds of Prey

Horned Owl Little Hawk Owl Carved Wooden Eagle

Above far left and center are a pair of owl prints by George Edwards, one of the foremost naturalists of the Age of Enlightenment, from one of the most important and comprehensive of all English 18th century natural history works.
The hand-colored engravings are regularly $650, the pair; sale price $550.

A large eagle sculpture (above right) carved in wood with a brass beak and talons. The eagle is posed boldly standing with its wings folded. Its strong feet firmly grip a contiguously carved tree stump base.
Regularly $1,250, sale price $1,100.

Brave Man

This portrait bust of a Native American brave in cast plaster covered with a terra-cotta slip was sculpted by New York artist Olympio Brindesi in 1920. The man gazes over his shoulder with an alert expression. In this early work, Brindesi demonstrates his gift for figure sculpture that led to numerous exhibitions in the following four decades, including the Brooklyn Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and Whitney Museum of American Art.

Regularly $2,700, sale price $2,400.

Native American Portrait Bust

Putting Long Island on the Map (from our May eNewsletter)

Historical Portrait of Long Island Map of Captree State Park

An Historical Portrait of Long Island from 1600 to 1850 (above left) is centered on a pictorial map of the island as it was in 1843, surrounded by numerous additional inset maps and vignettes. The 1974 color process print map was designed by Ronald Toelke, who has produced other educational maps and guidebooks related to New York State history. It is apparently scarce, with just two known copies in a public collection, that of the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Regularly $950, sale price $850.
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Above right is a watercolor map of Captree State Park on Long Island, in Babylon, New York, painted in the 1950s by C. Koetzner for the Long Island State Park Commission. The map shows Captree Island, the State Boat Channel, Fire Island Inlet and the eastern portion of Jones Island that includes Captree State Park and Oak Beach.Regularly $1,250, sale price $900.
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Tropical Fruit Trees (from our May eNewsletter)

Coconut Tree

This pair of framed original watercolor paintings was created to illustrate a book about the foods of the world, one depicting a banana tree and a man loading harvested bananas onto the back of a donkey, the other a coconut palm with a man fishing nearby. Both are full of incidental detail, for example, the orchid growing near the coconuts. Detail of bananas below. Regularly $3,750 for the pair, sale price $3,000.
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Banana Tree detail
Banana Tree
Replogle Sheraton Style 16-inch globe

Sheraton Style (from our May eNewsletter)

Thomas Sheraton was one of the major furniture designers of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His books for cabinet makers and upholsterers proved hugely influential on English furniture of the Georgian era, as well as on American makers such as Duncan Phyfe. The light elegant appearance and clean geometric shapes of the Sheraton style have never really gone out of fashion. This fine 16-Inch Terrestrial Floor Globe was produced in the Sheraton taste around 1935 by Replogle Globes in Chicago.

Regularly $3,750, sale price $2,900.
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City of St. Louis Steamboat

Rolling on a River (from our May eNewsletter)

Watercolor of the Steamboat City of St. Louis approaching Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, a Missisippi River town south of St. Louis, on a sunny day in August 1934. The painting is inscribed by the artist, Martin Kaiser, to Edwin Koenig, yachting enthusiast and owner of the boat.

Regularly $1,800, sale price $1,600.
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City of St. Louis Steamboat
Lakme opera costume

Opera Star (from our May eNewsletter)

This is the original costume design for Lakmé, the protagoinst of an opera composed by Léo Delibes. It was painted in watercolor with touches of gold paint by Norman Edwards for a production in the 1940s starring the coloratura Maria Noelte. Lakmé is a tragic romance between the title character, a young Hindu woman, and a British officer.

Regularly $750, sale price $675.
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