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Indian with headdress and Frederick Rollwagen, Jr. and the year 1863 on the obverse. 587 Third Avenue And 20 & 21 Centre Market, N.Y. on the reverse. Fine. Scarce.  H 36in. x D 12in.

QUANTITY AVAILABLE....1 OF 9  H 19in. x W 12in. x D 24in.

GOOSENECKS AVAILABLE IN QUANTITY WITH VARIOUS SHADES  H 8in. x w 8in. x D 14in.


pivot connector at shade....shade is mint

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, Frederick $25.00

 

VINTAGE HANGING LIGHT $650.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHT $450.00

 

industrial wall light $350.00

H 30in. x D 12in.  H 6in. x W 15in. x D 6in

PRICED PER ITEM...2 AVAILABLE

FROM SAKS 5TH AVENUE STORE  H 28in. x D 16in.

GREAT QUALITY IN OLD BRASS AND ART GLASS PETALS

REWIRED AND READY TO GO

A REAL JEM  H 11in. x W 8in. x D 12in.

READY TO GO....COOL

PRICE PER PAIR

VINTAGE FACTORY LIGHT $450.00

 

OVERHEAD WALL SCONCES $600.00

 

VINTAGE FLOWERED LIGHT $1850.00

 

SET OF INDUSTRIAL SCONCES $475.00

H 11in. x W 5in. x D 7in.

ORIGINAL RED INDUSTRIAL LENS  H 10in. x W 13in. x D 6in.

QUANTITY AVAILABLE  H 12in. x W 8in. x D 10in.

4 AVAILABLE. PRICE PER SCONCE AND SOLD BY THE PAIR  H 12in. x W 7in. x D 12in.

NICKEL FINISH WITH ARTICULATING ARM

QUANTITY AVAILABLE

INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHT $700.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHT $250.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHT $250.00

 

COOL WALL LIGHT $450.00

H 30in. x D 7in.

QUANTITY AVAILABLE 

REPURPOSED INDUSTRIAL PARTS  H 26in. x D 13in.

QUANTITY IS AVAILABLE  H 38in. x W 66in. x W 13in.

 H 5in. x D 7in.

CIRCA 1930

INDUSTRIAL HANGING LIGHTS $450.00

 

BARN LIGHT $350.00

 

FARM LIGHT VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL $1200.00

 

VINTAGE RECESSED LIGHT $250.00




Brass token with bust view of Confederate President Jefferson Davis with his name on the obverse. "Souvenir" within wreath design on the reverse. Large size, measures 1 inch wide.  H 8in. x W 5in. x D 8in.

PRICE PER ITEM...5 AVAILABLE  H 43in. x D 25in.

SUPER QUALITY AND ALL ORIGINAL WITH NEW WIRING  H 6in. x W 8in. x D 9in

PRICE IS PER PAIR....CA. I92O

AMAZING STYLE, EVEN HAS A DOMED OVER RECESSED NITE LIGHT

Brass Token, Jefferson Davis $50.00

 

SET OF TINY INDUSRIAL WALL LIGHTS $650.00

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS HANGING LIGHT $2500.00

 

AMAZING BATHROOOM WALL LIGHTS $650.00

H 31in. x D 10in.

QUANTITY IS AVAILABLE

LARGER SIZE IS AVAILABLE.  H 25in. x D 15in.  H 28in. x W 38in. x D 14in.

COBALT BLUE ORIGINALSHADES....GREAT OVER KITCHEN ISLAND OR GAMES TABLE  H 8in. x W 5in. x D 5in.

PRICE PER PAIR.....REWIRED....CIRCA 1030

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT $450.00

 

EDISON BULB LIGHT $250.00

 

INDUSTRIAL TEE LIGHT $1250.00

 

PORCELAIN DECO SCONCES $450.00

H 29in. x D 11in.


9 AVAILABLE

OLD STOCK SHADES ARE PORCELAIN OVER STEEL  H 50in. x D 23in.

COOL OLD LIGHT WITH EDISON BULB FEATURE  H 64in. x D 18in.  H 10in. x W 11in. x D 28in

VINTAGE FACTORY LIGHT $650.00

 

VINTAGE HANGING LIGHT $1500.00

 

VINTAGE FLOODLIGHT ON STAND $850.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHT $350.00

H 16in. x W 14in. x D 36in.


more similar available  H 4in. x W 4in. x D 7in  H 12in. x W 12in. x D 32in

COOL ANGLED REFLECTOR  H 55in. x W 28in.

VINTAGE GOOSENECK LIGHT $450.00

 

VINTAGE WALL LIGHT $350.00

 

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT RLM $550.00

 

VINTAGE FLOODLIGHT ON TRIPOD $950.00

H 30in. x D 12in.

2 AVAILABLE  H 21in. x D 8in.

QUANTITY AVAILABLE   CIRCA 1930  H 7in.x W 5in. x D 5in.

CIRCA 1940....REWIRED

PRICE PER PAIR  H 7in. x W 12in. x D 15in.

INDUSTRIAL SHADES.PRICE PER PAIR

VINTAGE FACTORY LIGHT--HUGE $835.00

 

VINTAGE PENDANT LIGHTS $750.00

 

PORCELAIN WALL LIGHTS $350.00

 

PAIR COOL SCONCES $550.00

H 6in. x D 9in.

AMAZING GLASS....2 AVAILABLE

REWIRED  H 36in. x W 64in. x W 14in.  H 58in. x D 15in.  H 11in. x W 12in. x D 16in

OLD INDUSTRIAL SHADE

VINTAGE ART GLASS FLUSH LIGHT $1400.00

 

INDUSTRIAL TEE LIGHT W / UNIQUE DETAILS $975.00

 

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT $550.00

 

PIVOTING HEAD WALL LIGHT $450.00

H 10in. x W 8in. x D 10in.

ORIGINAL OLD GREEN PATINA  H 24in. x D 12.5in.  H 20in. x W 4in. x D 20in.

AVAILABLE IN CUSTOM SIZES AND FINISHES  H 14in. x W 5in. x D 8in.

VINTAGE FACTORY LIGHT $1200.00

 

VINTAGE HANGING LIGHT $550.00

 

ARTICULATING WALL LIGHT $550.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHT $125.00

H 36in. x W 37in. x W 12in.  H 23in. x W 14in.  


<b>Regarding an incident that happened at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1841</b>


5 pages, 8 x 12 1/2, in ink. These are contemporary handwritten copies of a correspondence that took place between Andrew W. Johnson, Commander, U.S. Navy, and George M. Robeson, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, concerning an incident that occurred when Johnson was a Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1841. There are two letters from A.W. Johnson to Secretary Robeson, and one from Robeson to Johnson. Based on examples of Commander Johnson's signature, those on his two letters appear to be in his own hand. Johnson was on active duty as Lieutenant Commander during the Civil War.


<u>The letters are as follows</u>:


Washington City, D.C.

January 21, 1873

To the Hon. Geo. M. Robeson

Secretary of the Navy


Sir:


While at the Naval Academy from October 1848 to August 1849- preparing for final examination, certain mischievous acts of a few of the Midshipmen of the date of 1841- of whom I was one- were punished by order of the Secretary of the Navy- Mr. Preston- with reduction of their general average on the final merit roll, thus affecting for life their advancement and rank in the service.  My average on that roll stood 83.70 and the reduction made was 20.75, leaving it at 62.96 to be considered in assigning me position in my date.


At the commencement of the Rebellion there were but two officers in the Navy who had been thus reduced in rank- Lieutenant, now Commander Luce, and myself.

  

After the capture of Port Royal, S.C. in which Lieutenant Luce participated, Secretary Welles, at the instance of friends of Lieutenant Luce reversed the decision of Ex-Secretary Preston and recommended the nomination of that officer to his proper number on the Navy list, accompanying this recommendation with a communication setting forth the injustice of the proceeding.  This was favorably acted upon and Lieutenant Luce was assigned to his rightful position.


Shortly after the commission of the offenses referred to by the midshipmen, promises of the future good behavior of the class were accepted by the Superintendent of the school, and the matter was presumed to have been satisfactorily concluded, but at a later date, the Secretary of the Navy disapproved the arrangement, and immediately before the final examination, a Court of Inquiry was convened by his order to investigate the circumstances.  No specific charges were brought against any Midshipman, but all were suspected, and the questions put to each separately, obliged those concerned to implicate themselves indirectly by refusal to answer.  Neither counsel, nor the right of defense, were permitted, but the degree of guilt was predicated upon the obstinacy of their declining replies to interrogation intended to criminate.

 

The Court, after the conclusion of its inquiries became examined, and, with an accession to its number, decided the relative merit of the entire class.


In view of the facts above stated, I respectfully solicit from the Department the same consideration which was shown Lieutenant Luce.


I have the honor to be,

Very respectfully,

Your Obed. Svt.,

A.W. Johnson, 

Commander, U.S. Navy



Washington City, D.C.

January 22, 1873

Hon. Geo. M. Robeson

Secretary of the Navy


Sir:


With the view of answering your verbal interrogation of the 21st instant- referring to an application for restoration to my academic position on the Navy list- based upon a precedent established by one of your predecessors in the case of Lieutenant, now Commander Luce- I respectfully submit the following:

 

The lengthy interval which has elapsed since my reduction in rank by Ex-Secretary Preston and my written application to the Department for redress, is due to the fact that immediately after his decision, I was ordered on active service afloat for two years.  On my return to the United States, Secretary Wm. A. Graham declined to reverse the acts of Mr. Preston.  After the completion of this duty the entire reorganization of the Navy under Secretary Dobbin, engaged Congress and the Department; and for the greater part of Secretary Toucey’s term I was at sea. The existing and busy period of Secretary Welles administration of the Department was not the time for such an application-  moreover.  I was absent on active duty.


Lieutenant Luce, who had frequently made the effort, succeeded after a lapse of thirteen or fourteen years in securing his proper number.  Lieutenant Luce was not awarded his original place for any conspicuous act of gallantry, although he was so fortunate as to participate in one of the earlier naval engagements- the capture of Port Royal, S.C.- and no other advancements by number on the Navy Register were made on that occasion.


By reference to the letter of Secretary Welles- now on file in the Department- it will be seen that he reversed the action of Ex-Secretary Preston, principally on the ground of its injustice.


In 1866, Special promotions were made by Act of Congress for services in the Rebellion, in which I was not included; and until I could establish my claim to consideration for the same, I could not consistently approach the Department with the application now submitted.


I have the honor to be Sir,

Very Respectfully,

Your Obed. Svt.,

A.W. Johnson

Commander U.S. Navy



Navy Department

Washington, 25th February 1873


Sir:


Your letters of the 21st ultimo, reciting the circumstances under which you were reduced in your relative standing in your class at the Naval Academy in 1848-49, and asking the consideration of the Department in your case have been received.


Although the Department has full appreciation of your character and services, it does not feel justified in attempting the investigation and remedying of a wrong said to have been some more than twenty years ago, to a student at the Naval Academy, particularly when action in this behalf would affect rights of other officers long considered settled.


Respectfully,

Geo. M. Robeson

Secretary of the Navy


[to] Commander

Andrew W. Johnson

U.S. Navy

Washington, D.C.


Light age toning and wear. Very fine.


Naval Record of Andrew W. Johnson: Midshipman, October 19, 1841; Passed Midshipmen, August 10, 1847; Master, September 14, 1855; Lieutenant, September 15, 1855; Lieutenant Commander, July 16, 1862; Commander, July 25, 1866; and Captain, April 5, 1874; Retired List, February 8, 1884.  Source: List of Officers of the U.S. Navy, and of the Marine Corps, 1775-1900.


WBTS Trivia: William B. Preston, who was U.S. Secretary of the Navy, during the time Andrew W. Johnson was a Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, was from Virginia, and served as a Confederate Senator during the War Between The States. 


 


13 3/4 x 16, imprint on vellum, with vignettes and a large red embossed seal affixed at the bottom.


The President of the United States of America. To all who shall see these Presents, Greeting: Know Ye, that, reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valor, Fidelity and Abilities of Augustus F. Thompson, I do appoint him Gunner in the Navy of the United States, from the 3rd of March 1849.


He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge all the duties of a Gunner, and I do strictly charge and require all Officers, Seamen and others under his Command, to be obedient to his Orders. 


And he is to obey the Orders and Directions which he shall receive from the President of the United States, or his Superior Officers, according to the Rules and Discipline of the Navy. This Warrant is to continue in force during the pleasure of the President Of The United States.


Given under my hand at the City of Washington, this Sixteenth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty, and in the Seventy Fifth year of the Independence of the United States. By the President, Millard Fillmore. Wm. Ballard Preston, Secretary of the Navy. Registered L.B. Hardin.


"Copy" at upper left. This is an 1800's period copy, with the signatures being secretarial. Light age toning and wear. Very fine condition.


Augustus F. Thompson was appointed, Gunner, March 3, 1849, and appears on the Retired List, December 3, 1881, so apparently he served in the Civil War. He died on December 3, 1890. Source: List of Officers of the U.S. Navy, and of the Marine Corps, 1775-1900.

COBALT BLUE TEE LIGHT $1500.00

 

VINTAGE HANGING LIGHT $750.00

 

Correspondence Between Naval Commander & $50.00

 

Presidential Appointment For Gunner, U. S $75.00

An especially nice <U>serial numbered</U>, (#V6145) Grand Army of the Republic membership medal with <I>Post Commander Device</I>.  This especially attractive Patent of 1886 marked Civil War veteran medal is offered here direct from years of storage and is untouched with, sharp edges, a rich natural age patina and original  suspension ribbon.  Per G. A. R. requirements, these handsome medals were cast from the bronze of Confederate cannon.  ( This medal will come with a nice color facsimile of an original issue envelope face attesting to use of captured Confederate cannon metal.)   An attractive memento from a time when the G.A.R.  was the most influential group in the country. <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 H 37in. x D 10in WITH CURVED GLASS

CIRCA 1920

REWIRED TO CODE  H 28in. x D 8in.

MORE AVAILABLE....CIRCAL 1950

CLOSED EXPLOSION PROOF GLASS  H 38in. x D 11in.

FABULOUS OLD GLASS CIRCA 1930 OR EARLIER

Civil War Vet. - GAR MEMBERSHIP MEDAL $225.00

 

BRASS PERIOD HALL LANTERN $1800.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHT $950.00

 

ART GLASS LIGHT $2400.00

H 48in. x D 18in.  H 9in. x W 8in. x D 15in.

GREAT INDUSTRIAL PIECE  H 28in. x W 48in. x W 14in.

HEAVY DUTY DOUBLE HEADED  Height:	29 in. (73.66 cm)

Width:	50 in. (127 cm)

Depth:	50 in. (127 cm)

Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	Contemporary	

Year:	c. 1890


Perfectly Scaled American round 60" 

Walnut Dining Table.   Elegant and substantial. Beautifully grained with classic base.    


Leaves may be for an additional cost.

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT $400.00

 

MERCURY GLASS WALL LIGHT $750.00

 

VINTAGE FACTORY LIGHT $1500.00

 

Antique Classic Round Pedestal Dining Ta $3500.00

Height:	93 in. (236.22 cm)

Width:	63 in. (160.02 cm)

Depth:	19 in. (48.26 cm)

Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	American Aesthetic

Maker:	Pottier & Stymus

Condition:	Restored

Year:	c. 1870


An important American Aesthetic ebonized and paint-decorated parlor cabinet bearing an ink inscription of five a digit inventory number and "Pullman", by Pottier & Stymus, New York circa 1870. This fine cabinet features beveled mirror backs, a stepped superstructure with central pediment and anthemion crests, columnar supports and arched mirror plates. The breakfronted base with blocked frieze and cabinet doors is adorned with Muses.  


Liberty encircled by stars on the obverse. M.F. Beirn, Magnolia Hotel, 100 So. 8th St. and 416 Library St., Philadelphia on the reverse. Very slightly clipped at one edge, otherwise very nice. Quite scarce.  


3 pages, 6 1/4 x 9, imprint. 


LINCOLN MEMORIAL CONCERT. Fifty-Third Anniversary Of Emancipation Proclamation. Tuesday Afternoon, February Fifteenth, Nineteen Sixteen, Two O'Clock. "His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong." Emerson. Congregational Church, Norfolk, Connecticut. Josef Hofmann, Pianist. Page two has a verse titled "On Music" by Walter Savage Landor, and page three gives the details of the Programme which includes musical selections of Beethoven, Stojowsky, Sternberg, Strauss and Chopin. It also notes that a Steinway Piano is being used. Page four is blank. Very fine. A desirable Abraham Lincoln related item with a quote on the front page from the famous American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson.


WBTS Trivia: President Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in those states that were in rebellion against the United States. It is estimated that this freed 3 million slaves at the time. The Proclamation also ordered that suitable persons among those freed could be enrolled into the paid service of United States forces, and ordered the Union Army, and all parts of the Executive branch, to "recognize and maintain the freedom of" the ex-slaves. This concert was being held in honor of Lincoln's Proclamation.   Height:	65 in. (165.10 cm)

Width:	53 in. (134.62 cm)

Depth:	

Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	Victorian

Maker:	William R. Hamilton

Condition:	Restored

Year:	c.1854


William R. Hamilton Family Portrait of Upper Class New York Family,  c.1854. Portrait of the Wife and younger children of Alexander Masterton, who like Hamilton, was Scottish born. Masterton was a prominent and wealthy architect/builder, with a prosperous marble quarrying firm.  Hamilton was known for his group portraits of Important East Coast families, some of which incorporated landscapes, such as his notable piece in the Los Angeles Museum of Art.      


William R Hamilton emigrated from Scotland in the early 1830s with the help of Alexander Masterton, as a trained artist in both London and Paris, and was associated closely with America's National Academy from 1834 to 1841.  His works are housed in both the New York Historical Society and the Los Angeles Museum of Art. 


Dimensions: 65" X 53" (Painting)

Dimensions: 78" X 67" (Frame)

Antique American Aesthetic Ebonized Parl $28000.00

 

Civil War Merchant Token, Magnolia Hotel $20.00

 

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Concert Program $25.00

 

William R. Hamilton Family Portrait c. 1 $25000.00




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