19th and 20th centuries: leather-covered and gilt-decorated box, 9 in.; painted dolphin-form watchsafe, [broken in two pieces]; hanging iron match safe; painted wooden toys; mahogany box with counters; four pewter spoons (three made by John Bivins, one with marks for Burgwyn, Fredericksburg Pewter); and a painted plaster fireplace plaque or model signed "Sarah W. Simonds"; branding iron, "W J Sleeper", (11 pieces). Condition: various paint wear and loss, other distress. Provenance: Collection of Anne McPherson and the Late John Bivins, Jr.
various paint wear and loss, other distress