Independence War guns and powder horns, 18th-century furniture and paintings will be among items displayed by a Lancaster County auction house later this month.
Morphy auction will offer a sale of 220 lots “from an extraordinary collection of Pennsylvania”.
According to Morphy, “The Susquehanna Collection” has been amassed by a private collector over 40 years.
Morphy President Dan Morphy said: “This collection is a showcase of what these talented artists and artisans have produced, as well as other family treasures imported from Europe.
The collection includes:
- 18th century flintlock pistols, made circa 1770-1780, mounted in silver, signed “Swietzer” and attributed to a locksmith from Lancaster, Pa., Who died in 1788. Estimated value between $ 50,000 and $ 100,000.
- A pair of American Revolutionary War period flintlock pistols, with each weapon dated and marked for its original owner, “Robert Roberts 1775”. According to Morphy, Roberts served in the militia and participated in several engagements in Maryland, as well as the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown in Pennsylvania. Morphy said the guns had “abundant documentation, photos, letters from previous owners, as well as sales receipts dating as early as 1950, the coveted guns are estimated to be between $ 50,000 and $ 100,000. “.
- A Kentucky flintlock rifle with the state seal on its patch box and attributed to Jacob Kuntz (1780-1876). The estimated pre-sale value is $ 40,000 to $ 60,000.
- A 1782 New York powder horn that features German folk art by Frietrich Leppert. The names of Leppert and another militiaman named “Schreibber” appear on the horn. The Tryon County, NY Revolutionary War List confirms that both were members of the Camp Bell regiment and taken prisoners of war. The estimated value is $ 25,000 to $ 50,000.
- A Queen Anne dressing table circa 1750 estimated between $ 30,000 and $ 50,000. According to Morphy, the cabriole feet are “carved with a pattern of shells and bellflowers, a work attributed to Samuel Harding’s shop. The secondary woods are poplar and cedar, and all brasses appear to be original.
- A Chippendale mahogany game table with turret corners and ball legs and claws dates from around 1770-1775. According to Morphy, the table could sell for $ 20,000 to $ 40,000.
- “An extremely rare neoclassical brass and gilded bronze mantel clock from around 1810 would have been highly prized in any early 19th century American home. Made by Dubuc (Paris) for the American market, it figuratively represents George Washington standing next to a monument topped by an American eagle. Under the signed enamel dial of the clock, the caption reads: “Washington first at war, first at peace, first in the hearts of its compatriots”. by Morphy is even more desirable. The estimate is $ 40,000 to $ 80,000.
To see the entire sales catalog, click on here.
The auction will begin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 16 at the Denver, Pa., Gallery. All forms of auction will be available, including live on the Internet. For more information call 877-968-8880 or email [email protected]
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