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Fall Autographs, History & Decorative Arts

September 25, 2021

Our Fall Auction has another interesting and desirable group of local estate consignments, much from a single owner estate with a focus on good continental decorative objects. A good group of JFK related Autograph Letters and related material comes from the estate of Sebastian Ruggerio, longtime Kennedy associate and Democratic Party fundraiser and Lobbyist. Another group of 19th Century US Presidential letters and documents comes from the descendants of William Hunter, Jr., appointed to the State Department in 1829, serving as an assistant and acting Secretary of State until his death in 1886.

A large group of good Continental decorative and fine art comes from the collections of a single family, one of whom was D.G. Carpentier, known for producing exceptional and sought after 20th century renditions of early English pottery including fine Mocha Ware which we are offering a good selection of.

Paintings & Prints including Henry Gasser NA, Good group Mughal style & large Folio Currier & Ives East River Bridge. Civil war and later militaria. Continental porcelain including Sevres, Meissen & large collection early faience. Large papier mache Growler Bulldog, good Rugs including Sarouk Ferehan & Serab, good Etruscan or Attic Kylyx, museum quality antique Kashmir Shawl & much more.

An interesting and diverse sale overall with interesting historic and collection worthy rare and desirable objects.


Lot 298
ALS Signed Letter President Andrew Johnson 1867
Sold for $2,000



Lot 302
ALS Signed Letters US Grant Wm Seward Pierre D’Orleans
Sold for $1,600



Lot 88
Queens of England Strickland Book Set w Signed Document
Sold for $1,500



Lot 34
Man Ray Portrait Photograph Carolyn Caldwell #1
Sold for $1,300



Lot 173
Antique Ferahan Sarouk Oriental Rug Floral Motif
Sold for $1,300



Lot 303
Signed James Madison James Monroe Appointment Document
Sold for $1,300



Lot 91
Ancient Incised Painted Kylix Pottery Wine Vessel
Sold for $850



Lot 299
Letter from Former President Andrew Johnson 1868
Sold for $850

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