23 January 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE GAIL-OXFORD COLLECTION TO BENEFIT THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY
TWO WATERCOLOR AND GRAPHITE ON PAPER COATS OF ARMS OF THE COGSWELL AND VINCENT FAMILIES
THE VINCENT FAMILY COAT SIGNED BY JOHN COLES (1749-1809), SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, DATED 1794
the Vincent family coat of arms with original backboard bearing label inscribed and dated Salem March 31st 1794 and signed Jn. Coles. Heraldry Painter; the Cogswell coat of arms with original backboard bearing label detailing family genealogy to 1860
Each sight 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.
Alice and Murry Braunfeld, Los Angeles, California
Sold, A.N. Abell Auction Company, Commerce, California, 22 January 2004
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San Marino, California, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Useful Hours: Needlework and Painted Textiles from Southern California Collections, 1 June - 2 September 2013.
For a related pair, see Israel Sack, Inc., American Antiques from the Israel Sack Collection, vol. 10 (New York, 1992), p. 2654, no. P3724.
This lot will be offered not subject to a reserve.
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