Roberto Freitas

American Antiques & Decorative Arts

Works of Art

Welcome to our online art gallery. Our art inventory consists of works on a variety of media including oil, watercolor, prints, and also select 19th century needlework. We strive to find beautiful and timeless pieces that will complement your home, and make a great addition to any collection big or small.
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PAINTINGS - marine/nautical:

JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (American, 1817–1894)
“American Frigate Off the Coast of Sicily”
Signed lower right. Oil on board
8" x 10"; 15" x 17", framed

TPortrait of the Whaling Bark ‘Ann Alexander’ by Ralph Cahoon

RALPH CAHOON (1910 - 1982)
“Portrait of the Whaling Bark ‘Ann Alexander’ ”

Inscribed on verso in pencil “Ann Alexander out of New Bedford, sunk 1851 by a whale ... all saved.”
Signed lower right: R. Cahoon.
Oil on Masonite
23”x 27” | 27” x 31”, framed

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WILLIAM PIERCE STUBBS (1842-1909)
The American bark Neptune in Stormy Seas
Signed, lower left, "W.P. Stubbs"
Oil on canvas, 41" W x 27"H.

watercolor depicting Singing Beach, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts by George Howell Gay

GEORGE HOWELL GAY 1858-1931
"Singing Beach, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass."
Signed lower right: Geo. Howell Gay / N.Y.
Titled verso.
Watercolor on paper
14" x 22½", sight

painting of a Rocky Coastal Scene with Crashing Waves by James Gale Tyler

JAMES GALE TYLER (American 1855-1931)
Rocky Coastal Scene with Crashing Waves, 1903
Signed and dated lower left
Oil on canvas, 30" x 20"

Watercolor of a lighthouse by Alfred Thompson Bricher

ALFRED THOMPSON BRICHER (American 1837-1908)
Lighthouse
Signed lower left with conjoined initials, ATBricher
Watercolor on paper, 20⅞" x 14¾"

Painting of the American bark 'Neptune' in stormy seas by William Pierce Stubbs

O.F. BAKER (American, 19th century)
“Crashing Waves”
Signed lower right
Oil on Canvas
13 x 16 inches, framed.

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In feugiat libero

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In feugiat libero

PAINTINGS - landscape:
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JEAN-BAPTISTE ARMAND GUILLAUMIN (French, 1841-1927 )
"Petite neige dans la Creuse", 1895
Oil on canvas. Signed lower right
24” x 35¾” | 34¾” x 40”, framed.

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WILLIAM E. WALTON
(New Jersey, 1824- ? )
"Mountain Landscape with Deer"
Oil on canvas
53½" x 35½"

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HARRIET EVELYN SEARS (b. LAY)
(Lyme, Connecticut, 1838-1910)
“Connecticut River Valley Scene” C. 1880.
Housed in its original appliqued gilt frame.
Oil on canvas,
12¼” x 18”; 17¾” x 23¾”, framed.

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WALTER EMERSON BAUM (1884 - 1956)
"Summer Scene, 1938-46"
Sellersville, PA
Signed lower left. Titled and dated on label, verso.
40" x 32; 48½" x 40½", framed.

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AMERICAN SCHOOL, 19th century
Country Fair Buildings with Race Track in Foreground, circa 1865
Signed, "G.F.D." lower right
oil on canvas, framed
19 ¼ x 29 ¾ inches (sight)

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THOMAS CHAMBERS (British,1808 – 1866,
lived/active New York/England)
“Ravenscraig Castle”
Unsigned, inscribed stretcher verso "Ravenscraig Castle, Fife Shire, Scotland"
Oil on canvas.
18¼" x 14¼"

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GEORGE VICTOR GRINNELL Connecticut, 1878 - 1946
signed lower right
Oil on canvas
20¼” x 23¼”, framed

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JERRY MALZAHN (American, 1946-2019) Greenhorn Mountain, Colorado
Painted en plein air from the artist's house in LaVeta, Colorado
Oil on panel. 10" x 18"

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JERRY MALZAHN (American, 1946-2019) Mount Washington
Painted 2011 en plein air in Conway Meadows, White Mountains, New Hamphshire
Oil on artist board 10" x 20"

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JERRY MALZAHN (American, 1946-2019) "Estes Park, Aspen, Colorado"
Oil on panel, 24" x 36"
Signed lower right, J Malzahn

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JERRY MALZAHN (American, 1946-2019)
"Sunrise, Collegiate Peaks, Colorado"
16" x 24"
Signed lower right, J Malzahn

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JERRY MALZAHN (American, 1946-2019)
Mount Chocorua
Painted 2011 en plein air in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Oil on panel, 12" x 16"

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JERRY MALZAHN (American, 1946-2019)
"Odessa Lake"
Oil on panel
30" x 40" (framed 40" x 50")
Signed lower right, J Malzahn

PAINTINGS - still life & genre:

STEPHEN SCOTT YOUNG,
American, b. 1957
"Decoy" 1986.
Signed and dated to lower right ‘S S Young 86’.
Signed, titled and dated to verso ‘Decoy © SS Young 1986’.
Tempera on board, 12" x 23" sight

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AMERICAN THEOREM PAINTING
Early 19th century.
American primitive still life painting on velvet. A beautiful composition of fruits, leaves, parrot, and butterfly. Signed and dated lower right, Julia D. Lumbard 1827.
25” x 20½”, framed

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BARTON STONE HAYS (1826-1914)
Still life of Apples & Grapes on a Plate
Circa 1880-1890
Signed lower right; B.S. Hays
Oil on canvas.
18” x 12” ; 22¼” x 16½”, framed

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WALT FRANCIS KUHN (American, 1877-1949)
Nude, 1914
signed lower left "Walter Kuhn/1914-"
oil on canvas, 28" x 30".
Housed in a carved gilt wood and composition frame, 32¾" x 34½"

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FRANK C. MCCARTHY (American 1924-2002)
On the Banks of the Little Big Horn
Signed lower right. Titled and signed on verso
Oil on artist's board, 12" x 16"

LESLIE THRASHER (1889-1936)
signed lower right
oil on canvas,
Framed and under glass, 26¼” x 28¼”

PAINTINGS - portraits:
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PORTRAIT OF TWO CHILDREN American, c.1835
Wonderful folk portrait of two children dressed in pink and green, seated in a landscape with flowers in bloom. The children are holding a vine with clusters of grapes. Oil on board
37¾” x 46½”, framed.
SOLD

FOLK PORTRAIT OF SEATED CHILD HOLDING BASKET OF STRAWBERRIES
Prior-Hamblin School, circa 1838-1841.
Oil on canvas, 21½ x 27"
24¾" x 29¾", framed

AMERICAN FOLK ART PORTRAIT
Depicting a little girl, Sara Bridges from Long Island, New York.
Painted c. 1855, artist unidentified.
Oil on canvas, 33” x 38”

NEEDLEWORK / TEXTILES - samplers, woolwork/woolies, hooked rugs:
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HOOKED RUG
Edward Sands Frost (1843-1894), pattern No. 7
Large Lion Hooked Rug.
Maine, circa 1870.
63" x 32", mounted for hanging

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SAILOR'S WOOLWORK
English, 19th century
A British ship of the line and a White Fleet frigate (displaying the white dusters) under full sail, passing a fort flying the Union Jack and another castle. Stitched in various colors. Housed in a bird's-eye maple frame with gold liner and original glass.
Canvas 18 ½" x 27 ½". Framed 22" x 31 ¼".

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THE NORMA TALMADGE SAILOR’S WOOLWORK
English, circa 1858-1862.
Depicting three British Royal Navy vessels, the H.M.S. Hero, the H.M.S. Flying Fish and the H.M.S. Ariadne which all served together in the British Channel Squadron during the period 1859 – 1862.
Provenance: Purchased in London in 1922 by American silent film star Norma Talmadge, who had it until she gave it to her niece Barbara Talmadge in 1946; Land & Sea Collection Nautical Antiques, Palm City, Florida, 2009; Sold to a Private collection in Palm Beach, Florida.

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SILK NEEDLEWORK PICTURE “FRIENDSHIP”
Pennsylvania, circa 1800-1820.
Silk and watercolor on silk. A beautiful example retaining vivid coloration, depicting an allegory of friendship; a female figure holding flower garland / friendship chain, flanked by small child seated nearby with a lamb, and pair of doves perched on a plinth inscribed "FRIENDSHIP". Rural setting featuring fruit basket, crossed trees, rolling hills, and cottage in distance, painted watercolor faces and hands, and painted watercolor sky background, on silk ground. Attributed to the Folwell School (Philadelphia), a school for young ladies.
The needlework is matted in an oval window with black and gold painted eglomise glass mat.
26¼” x 21”

SILK NEEDLEWORK PICTURE
“THE TEMPEST”
English, early 19th century.
Stitched in silk on a painted silk background, with eglomise mat titled in gilt "The Tempest." Inscribed in pencil on back stretcher: Inscribed on back glass in gold letters the Tempest / wrought by Harriet Stone (1814) at [..] Kensington Academy.
Young school girls studied the classics and often created silk embroideries based on the stories. This embroidery depicts a scene from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” act I, scene II; Prospero (the overthrown Duke of Milan who now lives on an island and has become a great sorcerer) and his teenage daughter Miranda, who here catches sight of the ship-wrecked youth Ferdinand and is dumbfounded by his beauty.
22½” x 19½”

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JAPANESE SILK EMBROIDERY MADE FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET, circa 1908-1910.
Wonderful embroidery in pure silk thread on a silk background, by the George Washington Company, Yokohama, Japan. Made to order for Gunner mate John H. Howcomb, as a memento of his voyage around the world, aboard the USS Rhode Island, 1907-1909.
25½" x 19½", framed.