23 January 2015
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.
PROPERTY FROM THE GAIL-OXFORD COLLECTION TO BENEFIT THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY
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