Antique Auctions, Cincinnati

P.O. Box 188, Russellville, OH 45168
Phone: (513) 791 . 2323 - or - (937) 377 . 3700

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017 1:00 PM

Located at the Holiday Inn, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45245.  Exit 63A off I-275 to32 to Eastgate Blvd.

This auction includes the 50-year collection of the late Lynn Dingus, a well-respected show promoter, dealer and collector of fine Americana.  Most of the items in this particular auction were “keepers,” and are from her personal collection.


EARLY AMERICAN, PERIOD AND FOLK ART FURNITURE:  including 1823 blue decorated blanket chest with polychrome painted flowering urn and compass stars on sides; miniature paint decorated marriage chest from Lenox, Mass. with carved inscriptions; early paint decorated blanket chest with eagle; early cherry folk art corner cupboard with old paint; early hutch cupboard with old blue paint; early paint decorated Federal stand; wonderful small paint decorated cupboard with gallery; folksy paint decorated stand; early comb back Windsor chair in old green paint; Kentucky Federal cherry carved washstand; early curly maple bonnet chest by Matthew Patton, Dayton, Ohio; Chippendale spice cabinet; New England Queen Anne tavern table; paint decorated New England Federal chest; paint decorated Federal washstand; early cherry 2 drawer stand in old blue paint; early arrow back chair with old green paint; Period Federal sofa with turned legs; etc.
EARLY SMALLS, FOLK ART AND COLLECTIBLES:  including outstanding folk art diorama with doll surrounded by waxed fruit and carved wooden birds; carved and painted ship’s figural head; wonderful American carved folk art mirror with surrounding leaves and birds; early paint decorated footstool; Period country Queen Anne mirror; super early felt diorama; early wallpaper hat boxes; folk art painted corner shelf; early painted game board; bentwood wedding boxes; early mahogany bottle caddy; inlaid tea caddy; collection of make-do pin cushions; folk art witch’s ball; early decorated toleware; treenware; paint decorated folk art basket; miniature basket; Shaker boxes; Shaker sewing boxes; blown glass storage jars with cobalt rings; early wooden hour glass; agate glazed tea set; early cast iron fire back; 18th century enameled flip; 16th century Majolica jar; 18th century paper filigree tea caddy; enameled snuff boxes; McDannold, Kentucky coin silver julep cup; etc.
EARLY FOLK ART WATERCOLORS, THEOREMS, SILHOUETTES AND PAINTINGS:  including Lancaster, PA folk art watercolor of lady; early folk art watercolor of eagle; early folk art watercolor of rooster; folk art painting of basket of strawberries; early folk art theorem painting of watermelon; folk art theorem painting of fruit; Pennsylvania folk art watercolor with figures and birds; early folk art watercolor of an Indian Queen; early folk art watercolor of two kneeling children; early folk art watercolor of puppies; two early folk art watercolors of battle scenes; early watercolor of Napoleon; folk art double silhouette with manuscripts; early double cut out silhouette; early folk art painting of flowers; folk art still life watercolor; Oil Paintings including 1803 Philadelphia miniature painting by Benjamin Davis; early oil portrait of young gentleman holding book; folk art oil painting of farmstead; folk art painting of American ships; several folk art still life paintings; early 1807 oil portrait of Fransisca Calleja; early sea food still life painting; etc.
STONEWARE: Blue decorated including A.P. Donaghho eagle stenciled blue decorated jar; New Geneva blue decorated stoneware jar; John H. Sheeham blue decorated jug; F. B. Norton blue decorated jar; F. T. Wright & Son blue decorated jar with deer head; etc.   Early ovoid redware jar; sponge decorated stoneware washboard; etc.
EARLY NEEDLEWORK AND SAMPLERS: including wonderful pictorial needlework from Smith family of Philadelphia; New Jersey needlework sampler dated 1824; wonderful needlework sampler with house and birds dated 1834; needlework sampler by Mary Ann Bray 1844; 18th century stump work embroidered needlework picture; 1806 school girl needlework sampler; etc.
QUILTS: Fifteen quilts and coverlets including early pieced star quilt; super crazy quilt; signed and dated applique quilt; early chintz quilts; log cabin; coverlets; etc.
OLD COUNTRY STORE AND ADVERTISING ITEMS:  including 50 drawer apothecary chest in old green paint; 19th century optician’s trade sign with glasses; early cooking wooden trade sign; Morris Stove wooden sign; Junges Bread neon sign; Rainbo Bread door push; rare Chaney, Hillsboro, Ohio barometer; etc.
NATIVE AMERICAN ITEMS:  including three Navajo weavings; Great Lakes loom beaded belt; beaded pouch; moccasins; silver jewelry; Herman Heyn Short Bull picture; two Bowen’s lithographs of chiefs; early wooden burl bowl; etc.
FLINTLOCK PISTOLS, EPHERMA AND WAR RELATED ITEMS:  including 18th century Naval Blunderbuss pistol; three silver mounted flintlock pistols; two Scottish silver & horn mulls; Zachary Taylor Mexican War printed textile; Patriotic reverse painted mirror; N. Currier lithograph of George Washington; C. H. Wells Mt. Vernon lithograph; 1831 Nantucket Whaling log book of Ship Equator; Crawford County, Kentucky grave robbers letter; etc.
EARLY MINIATURE FURNITURE:  including super miniature curly maple Sheraton chest with cut out apron and turned legs; fine child’s armchair in old paint; miniature court cupboard; child’s black forest chair; Period American child’s bannister back armchair; child’s barrel back Windsor armchair; etc.
DOLLS, TOYS AND RELATED ITEMS:  including early wood Queen Anne period doll; two early papier mache and wood dolls; rare early Queen Anne wood and gesso doll; unusual early papier mache doll; French E6D Bebe bisque head doll; French papier mache doll; several early oil cloth dolls; antique French tin doll kitchen; several early Staffordshire children in cradles; Straw Filled Bears including early blonde mohair Teddy Bear; googly eye mohair teddy bear; Steiff miniature mohair teddy bear; Steiff lamb pull toy; Toys including early automaton dancing toy of two African American ladies; folk art hand crank wood lady butter churn; Toonerville trolley wind-up toy; Dayton Friction toy truck; Strauss donkey shooting tin game; cast iron trains; etc.
PREVIEW:  November 5th, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  For early private preview, please call for appointment.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  Cash, check, Visa & MasterCard w/proper ID.  15% Buyer’s Premium in house.  18% for phone and absentee bidding. 3% convenience fee for credit cards.

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