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:
The Corocoro by Antonio Jacobsen (Amr./Danish 1850-1921)

ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American/Danish 1850-1921)
"Corocoro"
Signed and dated 'Antonio Jacobsen 1897' lower right
The Corocoro was part of a large fleet of vessels owned by Grace Line, New York 1882-1969 (W. R. Grace & Co.- was founded by Irish-born William Russel Grace, who later established a merchant steamship line to serve the Americas). The Corocoro is flying the private merchant flag for Grace Line - red with the word "GRACE" in blue on a white lozenge – on its aft mast, and the U.S. flag on its forward mast (for its destination).
Oil on canvas, 22” x 36¼”

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

MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904)
"Coastal Scene" painted circa 1867
signed lower right, 'MJ Heade'
oil on canvas
15½" x 24½"

The NYYC Yacht Reliance bu Thomas Willis

THOMAS WILLIS
(Danish/American, 1850 - 1925)
“Reliance”
Signed lower right, and titled lower center. Oil on canvas with applied silk sails, silk thread rigging and stitched details.

Portrait of the NYYC yacht Reliance. which successfully defended the twelfth America's Cup in 1903, by defeating Sir Thomas Lipton’s Shamrock III. Reliance was the fourth defender from the world-renowned builder Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, and reportedly the largest gaff-rigged vessel ever built.
Housed in the original molded, gilt and glass covered frame. 26” x 36”.

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

"Arctic Sun with Full Rigged Ship" by Conrad Hans Selmyhr

CONRAD HANS SELMYHR
(Norwegian, 1877 - 1944)
“Arctic Sun with Full Rigged Ship”
Signed verso. Oil on canvas
18” x 30”

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JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (British, 1817–1894)
Yacht "Puritan"
Signed lower right. Oil on board
7½” x 11”; 10⅝” x 13¾”, framed.

The Bark 'American  Lloyd' China Trade Marine painting.

CHINA TRADE MARINE PAINTING
Chinese School, 19th Century
“Bark American Lloyds laying in Shanghea [Shanghai], Dec. 10th , 1868, I. C. Park master”
Signed 'Tsay Qua', lower right.
Oil on canvas, 24” x 29”

JOHN ORNE JOHNSON (J.O.J.) FROST (1852-1928, Massachusetts)
“Hove To Under Close Reefed Sails”
Depicting a two-masted sailing vessel in rough seas.
A label on verso with title and “J.O.J. Frost Sale Parke-Bernet #42”
Oil on board, 22¼” x 30½”

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"

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

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PAINTINGS - landscape:
JEAN-BAPTISTE ARMAND GUILLAUMIN

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.

Willian E. Walton

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

Reynolds Beal painting

RICHARD HAYLEY LEVER (1876-1958)
“Gloucester Rooftops and Harbor,” circa 1920s
signed Hayley Lever, lower left
oil on canvas | 20¼ x 24½ inches

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HARRY RUSSELL BALLINGER, Attr. (Connecticut, 1892-1993)
Early Spring on the Farm
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 25” x 30”

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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)

Reynolds Beal, "Seal Harbor" 1935

REYNOLDS BEAL (1867-1951)
Seal Harbor, 1935
Signed and dated lower right. Titled on verso in pencil, “Nancy Hart- Sutton Island/Seal Harbor”
Oil on board. 12” x 16”

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

PAINTINGS - still life & genre:

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

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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
SOLD

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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

PAINTINGS - portraits:
portrait painting of Mary Margaret Livingston of Kingston, New York

PORTRAIT PAINTING
Kingston, New York, circa 1750.
“Young Girl Holding Flowers”
A portrait of Mary Margaret Livingston of Kingston, NY. She holds flowers in her hands, wears a pearl necklace, and is dressed elegantly.
This painting is characteristic of the Hudson Valley School.
Oil on canvas. 29”H x 24” W

portrait painting of Mary Margaret Livingston of Kingston, New York

PORTRAIT PAINTING
American or English, circa 1740.
Depicting a well-dressed gentleman, holding a document in his right hand. The subject inside an oval with a solid background.
Oil on canvas.
28½”H x 23”W

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
Depicting a British Royal Navy Man-O-War, fully rigged and flying the White Ensign astern and the Jack on its bowsprit, pennant off the main mast. In a great state of preservation and expertly executed with great attention to detail, having beads representing blocks on the rigging, figurehead, and port side anchor. All sails are up and outside the rigging, as on starboard tack, and bow waves are adding movement to the vessel. This fully rigged triple-decker would be among the larger warships, thus rated either first or second rate, “ship of the line.”

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SAILOR’S WOOLWORK
English, 19th century.    
Depicting an auxiliary steam/sail three-masted schooner on port tack between two lighthouses. Two small dories with people rowing, as well as sailors on the top yards of each mast, add great dimension and scale.
10¼" x 13" sight; 12" x 15½" framed.

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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.
SOLD