Tag: Massachusetts

Oil Painting of Sailboat in Boston | Dated 1891 | Lovely Colours and Composition

Sailboat in Boston, 1891

By R. Bates

Titled “Victory For The Title”

Offered at $475.- SOLD

Offering a lovely painting of a sailboat at the shore in Boston. Painted by a well trained artist, as displayed by technique, composition and colour. There appears to be a crew of three individuals. The details are finely painted and the use of colours are sharp and brilliant. It’s a rather old painting with a bit of paint chipping at the very top. Overall the painting is well preserved and clean. The details about the painting are present on the back of the painting, with a title, name of artist and location. The lettering is likely original to the painting and appear to be written in an old hand.
The gold & copper leaf frame is in nice condition, with a repair made at the middle of the bottom. There is a wire intact on the back.
   
The painting will ship by UPS. Insurance for the full amount of the purchase price will be added to your invoice. There is a $20 handling fee, which includes proper packaging and a box specifically made for shipping fine art. Please be in contact for shipping charges. Buyer responsible for all shipping and handling fees.
International shipping offered.

Four Handmade Early 19th Century Hitchcock Chairs

Offering a set of four handmade Hitchcock chairs. Circa 1820-1840. They have a nice patina, with an old shellac finish present. The chairs recently received a coat of very fine museum quality English wax. All the joints are very stable and the chairs feel very solid. There are nice details of a skilled craftsman, with carving marks and nicely turned legs.

Most Hitchcock chairs are painted black, but these happened to be finished Yellow Pine & hardwood. Under one of the chairs, there is very faint painted lettering, showing to whom the chairs were made. I haven’t been able to make out the entire name. The chairs came from a farmhouse in Western Massachusetts and were likely made locally, with some parts potentially from the Hitchcock Co.  In 1818, the Hitchcock company started in the business of selling chair parts.

 SOLD

Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges. They could ship UPS, with two chairs to a box. Freight is another option. International shipping can be arranged.

   

Bronze Plaster Bust of John F. Kennedy

JOHN F. KENNEDY SCULPTURE
BRONZED PLASTER BUST
AUSTIN PRODUCTION
MADE IN THE 1960s
A very nice plaster of JFK, with little to no flaws or missing plaster.  Definitely a very life-like representation, with well sculpted features.  It has a very nice finish and I’ve looked over the surface and have found no white plaster showing through.  The bottom has a felt pad and a little wear to the finish.  A great size bust for a bookshelf or a desktop.
SOLD
  

Empire Work Table Made In New England | Circa 1840s

19TH CENTURY EMPIRE WORK TABLE
MADE IN NEW ENGLAND
Circa 1840s
Lovely turned legs in a spooled style
Excellent Dovetailing!
Exceptional Patina!
 
A fantastic example of country American Empire.  It’s all original, with some of the green paint still visible, especially around the drawer.  The entire piece has received a coat of wax to bring out the depth of the original finish.  The base and legs appear to have once been painted in a period green, which must have been semi-removed long ago.  It was an estate find from a farmhouse, with many items having been untouched for a very longtime.  The wear and patina are so attractive and give testament to the age of this piece.
In very solid condition, with nicely working hinges and smooth gliding runners.  The table is mainly made of mahogany, with drawer bottom, back and sides of pine.  All dovetails are strong, within the drawer.
Local pickup would be desired.  Delivery can be arranged throughout New England, Boston and New York City. 
‘White glove’ shipping available.
SOLD
              

Pansies in oil on canvas

A lovely small oil painting created in Massachusetts and framed by, Meekins, Packard & Wheat, Inc., of Springfield, MA.  The backing paper shows the label of the long gone department store, which was once very prominent in Western Massachusetts.  The frame itself is rather delicate and has some corner damage. This happens to be common with old gilded plaster frames.

The details and composition are charming and the artist was certainly trained.  The painting certainly shows a great deal of Realism in technique.  No signature is present, so the artist is unknown.

Circa 1910-1920

Offered at $365.-SOLD

Young Lady with Dog, 1938

YOUNG LADY WITH DOG

Signed and Dated 1938

A pre-WWII portrait of a lady seated in period clothing with a small dog.  The painting is signed, but the name of the artist is hard to read.  The painter obviously had formal training, as the proportions and composition are well thought out.  It appears to have been created over several sittings, with many layers of paint present.  It’s a vibrant painting in both colour and subject. The plaster copper leaf frame is complimentary to several details within the painting.  The frame has a few small repairs to the plaster, which are blended in rather well and only noticeable with a close inspection. The frame measures 24″x31″.

I was told it was painted in Massachusetts.  The subject in the painting is holding a cigarette, but be assured the painting itself has no offensive smells.

Offered at $545.- SOLD
I have detailed photos.  If you would like to see more photos or have a question, please feel free to ask.