Published: March 3, 2016
BOSTON, MASS. — Skinner’s February 27 sale had some wonderful folk art. Leading the day was an overmantel painting on pine, circa 1815, which sold for $46,125. It was originally mounted in a home in Haddam Neck, Conn., and remained there until 1981, when it was removed by the consignor.
The work depicts the capture of the American frigate President after a battle with the British frigate Endymion on January 15, 1815, during the War of 1812. The scene showed the American ship, flanked by the two British ships that eventually captured her, on a choppy sea under a blue sky.
The sale included fine needlework, including an 1821 memorial to Captain Daniel Badger that brought over five times its high estimate; a Paul Revere porringer that tripled its high estimate, other good folk art, silver yachting trophies, Chinese export porcelain in rare colors, good American furniture and more.
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