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# 5816. A collection of early 20th century tapestries. From a Newport Victorian home; the owner hired Richard Morris Hunt to update the interior around the turn of the century. The update included the installation of tapesteries in the grand hall and staircase. Commissioned from the firm of Baumgarten & Co. of New York City. There are several pieces in this collection. Condition: mostly in good usable / stable condition. Some minor tears and loosening of seams. The white numbers on the photos relate to this key: #1 Size is 12' long by 82" tall with a little curving on one end, the true squared size is 106" x 82". #2 is angled for a stairway: 20' x 4.5'. # 3 a rectangular bordered panel 13' x 87" with 2 small vertical panels app. 30" x 7' and 30" x 8'. These pieces were upholstered to the walls. The views have a Normandy Medieval theme. Machine made, perhaps a Jacquard Loom. Inquiries.

# 6060. A World War II era hand woven silk and gold metal American patriotic tapestry. Size: 27" wide and 46" tall. Condition: excellent. Comes with original hanging rods. Title: The Developement of 'Old Glory' Probably made in China. The eagle has a glass eye. Sold

# 5973. An early 19th century needlework picture depicting a Colonial soldier resting with two maids in conversation. Size: (frame) is 27.5" x 24" and the oval textile is 14" tall and 18" wide. Condition: no apparent restorations, perhaps a little fading. Not sure if the faces have been replaced, they appear to be paper. Price: $950.00.

# 5503. A Beaux Arts Herter Bros. rosewood three panel folding screen, circa 1895, with pastoral panels created by the firm of William Baumgarten & Company.William Baumgarten was the managing director of Herter Bros. prior to 1891 but left and started his own company after securing the manufacturing rights to produce Gobelins tapestries in the U.S. (active between 1893-1910). The marriage of Baumgarten and Herter Bros. in this screen results in this magnificent three panel rosewood screen. The firm of Baumgarten was located at 321 5th Avenue in New York City. When these tapestries were woven, the cost per section was between $500.00 and $1,000.00 which translates in today's dollars between $11,000.00 and $22,000.00 each. Examples of Baumgarten tapestries can be seen in museums including The Metropolitan Museum in New York. Size: 76.5" tall and 90" wide. Each rosewood panel is signed "Herter Bros" on the underside. Condition: Splits to the beige velvet panel on the back side and a split to the Aubusson panel on the right side. Scuffs and mars to the rosewood frame consistent with use and age. P.O.R.

# 5409. A set of 4 fire gilt bronze curtain tie backs. Late 19th century. High quality. Size: 10.25" tall - 6.5" deep and 3.5" wide at the widest. Each depicts a male face with mustache and beard. Condition: one of the tie backs have had the back interior bracket replaced and attached with screws on either side of the bracket. These brackets represent among the best available at the time and could have been used in Newport Cottages such as The Elms, Marble House, Rosecliff or The Breakers. Price for the 4 is $4,500.00.

A six panel Zuber & Cie 'screen'. Each panel is 72" tall and 19" wide. A pastoral view in the foreground, a river with classical buildings on the other embankment . Condition: stains, tears consistent with use and age. Late 19th century. Mounted on six individual wood panels. Inquiries. . .

# 5172. A fancy beaded evening bag. Late 19th early 20th century. Unmarked. Silver plated frame. The detailed glass beading in tapestry style includes roses and rococo style embellishments. The background is ivory the foliage is in realistic colored beads and the rococo decorations are in silver glass beads. Condition: some beading edge staining close to the metal frame; the bottom fringed beading is fragile and mostly removed with many pieces stored in the bag. The inside of the bag is lined with lambskin which is unusual: most of these style bags are lined with silk or some other textile. The opposite sides of the bag have identical decorations. From a Newport Rhode Island Estate. Price: $195.00.

American Silk embroidered picture: Harvest theme, anonymous, probably New England, early 19th century. Embroidered and painted in silk, chenille in tones of green, gold, blue, white and crimson, with the smaller figures a woman carrying wheat on her head flanked by a small child holding wheat in her hand and a man harvesting wheat; the larger two figures depict a woman kneeling and the feet of a robed male figure. Stretched on a wooden (period) stretcher size 20" x 23"; the fabric is attached to the stretcher with tacks. The size of the fabric is 17" x 21". Condition: considerable loss to the silk in the right upper quadrant, revealing the linen backing. The silk loss is basically where there was no weaving to the design. The textile is unattached to the tacks in the upper section of the picture. This was probably one of a series of pictures popular in American in the first half of the 19th century. I would believe that this item can be restored but it would take an expert to do so. Price: $750.00.



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