Selling a diverse selection of antiques, period and decorative accessories removed solely from estates, private collections and old households.
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ANTIQUE LETTER OPENERS The auction will begin at 10:00 a.m. with approximately forty-five minutes of the fine lifetime collection of antique letter openers assembled by Eugene Collind. (Photos 1, 2, 3) Download complete listing by lot.
FURNITURE: 69 X 55 early 19th c. old red cupboard with scalloped top shelf and three drawers over two doors below. 34 X 31 bow front mustard-painted cupboard on bracket base. 59 X 39 two piece stepback open top cupboard in natural finish. Set of six cornucopia paint-decorated 19th c. dining chairs and paint-decorated comb-back rocker. 40 in. grained blanket box on bun feet. Another blanket box in old blue and child's size in old red. 45 in. c.1800 upholstered settee on splayed Q.A. legs. Early upholstered wing chair. 34 X 20 Q.A. mahogany lowboy on pad feet. 48 X 25 early 19th c. stretcher-based tavern table. Numerous good one drawer stands, including turned leg Sheraton cherry example with bird's-eye drawer front. 43 in. 19th c. graduated four drawer birch and maple chests, one with molded bracket base. 60 X 32 early 19th c. pine hutch table in original old brown finish. Two rolled arm and sausage-turned 18th c. ladder-back armchairs. Early 19th c. pine cradle with shaped crest and rockers. 42 in. heavily genre-carved Asian camphorwood chest and Asian marble inset rosewood pedestal. 69 X 44 19th c. walnut china cabinet on claw feet. Hanging ebonized and mirrored wall cabinet with bird-carved door. Table model Regina disc player with six discs. 86 in. Stickley Craftsman No. 70 willow (wicker) settle. 79 in. mission oak clock tower. 38 X 26 oak and rattan one drawer table and other various style occasional furniture. Phoenix crested, split column and fruit-carved and gilded mirrors.
CONTINENTAL FURNITURE: 60 X 44 X 20 17th-18th c. heavily carved two part court cupboard. 56 X 23 X 39 animal and figural-carved two door cupboard. 28 X 20 X 19 high carved walnut storage box on paw feet. 79 X 51 (open) 18th c. walnut dining table on heavy turned legs. 43 in. diam. tipping top 19th c. pine vintner's table. 37 in. cherub-carved stand. Early heavily-carved mirrors, including 1627 dated example. For selection of antique wood carvings, see Sculpture category.
GARDEN FURNITURE: Rare form early 20th c. three piece wrought iron seating group with center table from a Watch Hill, RI estate. Three piece wicker patio set.
ITEM OF SPECIAL INTEREST: Herbert Hoover's own signed medicine ball, the original Hoover-Ball, used for his daily exercise with cabinet members, some signing it as well. Accompanied by the 1933 Hoover family Christmas card and photo.
STERLING SILVER: Selection of sterling silver flatware, hollow-ware and accessory pieces, including fine set of four mid-19th c. Hawksworth & Eyre 11 1/2 in. candlesticks in a floral and drapery motif.
ESTATE JEWELRY: Selection of good estate gold, sterling and gemstone estate jewelry and watches. Interesting and stylish costume jewelry.
ESTATE CHINA, POTTERY AND GLASSWARE: Flow blue. Chinese and Japanese Export. Large floral and genre-decorated pottery garden urns. Scheier, incl. 6 1/2 in. bowl and animal-decorated set of four coffee mugs. Other art pottery. Yellow-ware. Pair of 23 in. Capodimonte wall chargers with figural centers. Set of 24 Majolica luncheon and dinner plates. Good blue-decorated stoneware crocks and jugs. Spring Hill, Portsmouth, NH inscribed jug. More decorative china, pottery and glassware.
OLD LIGHTING: Early lighting, including iron cruzie lamp, wooden mounted rush holder and pair of Shaw, Birm. hogscraper candlesticks. Pair of 16 in. fruit basket motif white pottery table lamps from the old Marshall House lodging, York Harbor, ME. Embossed design Asian bronze table lamp with 18 in. stained glass shade. R. Gardiner, NY, antique oil lamps, converted to electric. Early 20th c. embossed brass five light hanging elec. light fixture and 13 in. jeweled metallic hanging fixture.
ORIENTAL AND HOOKED RUGS: Rugs of varied design and origin may be viewed here with sizes and lot numbers.
19TH C. MARITIME: 18 X 13 X 12 slide lid paint-decorated document box, inscribed Ship William Naizby (mid-19th C.). Rare 18th-19th c. Roth Bears marked "nocturnal" and other maritime accessories. Creative works with painted backgrounds: 17 X 20 in. folk art flat-carved sailboat on wood panel in frame; 37 X 21 carved wooden diorama of American schooner; 33 X 20 cased 19th c. American schooner diorama; 25 X 19 American ship model. 25 in. American ship model with glass case. Old pond yachts.
FOLK ART: 16 in. forged door handle, inscribed 1791, Abram Foster from Foster's house in Ashburnham, MA. 9 in. 19th c. carved and painted figure of gent. Painted game boards, incl. 24 in. square board from the family who owned Paris (ME) Mfg. Co. 22 in. square carved wood plaque depicting Gen. Stark on horseback and inscribed Genl STARK at BENNINGTON, with the name E. NOYES below. J. RICKER, 1848 inscribed leather fire bucket from a NH family and another unmarked bucket. 24 in. early 20th c. sheet metal swordfish weathervane. Graphic 1839 and 1849 needlework samplers. Henry J. Souler clay sculpted mask of Mexican dignitary.
HISTORICAL EPHEMERA, BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHY: From an old private collection, an August 24, 1898 check signed by Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War General and later Maine Governor, written to Thos. Beals & Co. From the same collection, a lot of sixteen 1876-1905 Chamberlain family letters, including those to and from his daughter, Grace. Also offered, an August 9, 1920 letter from Lt. Gen. N. Miles to an Australian gentleman regarding The Boy Scouts. Civil War portrait soldier photos and framed officer engravings. Selection of books on the Civil War. 1863 War Dept. Order transferring a soldier to U.S. Colored Troops. Henry Mansin's 1863 Army Enlistment certificate. Framed and signed photo of Mae West and Mayor Curley seated in his jail office. 60 X 15 in. painted wood first half 20th c. sign, Commission and Auction Room. Two vols., 1852 and 1853 ed. Uncle Tom's Cabin. 19th c. South Berwick, ME Order of the Red Men adoption certificate for Jesse Perkins with framed group photo. Old framed advertising. Lot of mid-19th c. German history and Dutch prayer books. Framed and loose vintage tobacco sports cards. 20th c. military, political and organizational pinbacks. Good old framed advertising pieces.
INSTRUMENTS AND CLOCKS: Carl Zeiss Jena No. 9007 telescope in original fitted box with lenses, accessories and floor stand. Other good shelf clocks, incl. figural gilt metal shelf clock in glass dome. M. Leavenworth pillar and scroll clock.
OLD TOYS: Selection of early and mid-20th c. pressed steel vehicles of different description, incl. Buddy "L" and Marx. Jolly Nigger mechanical bank. Sets of Britains soldiers and 85 to 100 piece toy table farm set with many Britains pieces. 13 in. male black doll. Old folk dolls.
PERIOD AND DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES: C. 1900 Japanese nobleman's woven cloak. Multiple Asian stone table sculptures. Decorative table objects. Old baskets and woodenware. Decorated and other deed boxes. Early pinwheel-carved candlebox. Cases of tabletop spice drawers. 7 X 6 1/2 Tiffany Studios table portrait frame. 25 X 17 allegorical motif bronze wall-hung shield. Woodruff & Edwards 19th c. cast iron coffee grinder. Four marked baseballs from the family of Barbara Rotvig (Big Swede), 1940's pitcher for the Kenosha, WI Comets baseball team of The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Much more of interest.
OLD PAINTINGS, SCULPTURE AND PRINTS: 10 1/2 X 14 (John. J.) Enneking sgd. landscape, Rainy Pasture. 28 1/2 X 46 1/2 Abbot Thayer o/c of horses with tenders. 8 3/4 X 4 3/4 1600's 13 X 20 genre painting on ivory, Tree of Life, previously owned by the Persian Royal Family. George Hathaway o/b of Portland Head Light (ME). 40 X 30 Lowell Nesbitt acrylic on canvas, Light Lavender Iris, 84. 20 X 27 Frank Cassell o/c of dogs and fox. 4 X 12 1/2 Vittorio Capessiero beach scene o/b with fishermen. 23 1/2 X 35 1/2 J. Glague (sp. ?) o/c of sailboats at sea. 26 X 32 H. Schuldt, 1893, sgd. o/c of two elderly scholars. 29 X 25 1/2 Will Moses sgd. 1976 o/p of country town winter scene. 30 X 35 Edgar F. Wittmack sgd. o/c of underwater scene with water nymphs and sea creatures. 19 X 26 M. B. Call o/c of tabletop still life, Guitar and Fluted Bowl. 18 X 21 Emily Muir still life o/c of flowers. 24 X 18 LaHotan, 42, o/c of young woman. 22 X 28 Wayne Morrell Landscape scene with pond. 51 X 38 1/2 portrait o/c of 17th c. gentleman from the Elizabethan Court. 23 X 19 portrait o/c of Cardinal Richelieu, Court of Louis XIV. 7 1/4 X 11 1/2 sgd, Verzijl o/p of sheep. 23 X 27 E. Zeyer, 1942, sgd. o/c of horses pulling German wagon. 30 X 40 Philip Richards o/c of Cape Neddick, ME river scene. 19 1/2 X 23 1/2 Marie Charlot beach scene acrylic. 16 X 20 Bardy sgd. o/c of cottage scene. 23 X 19 o/c of Beatrice D'Enzio, Dante's love. 9 1/2 X 14 unsigned 1946 gouache village landscape. 20 X 16 oil portrait on stone panel, sgd. M. Pate Hanlon. 7 1/2 X 10 1/2 George E. Niles sgd. o/b of coastal rocks. 19 X 23 Howard Miller, 1950, colorful street scene o/c. 19 1/2 X 29 E. Elhoff, '66, sgd. oil on masonite of N.E. fishing dock scene with boats. 10 X 13 o/b of early 20th c. fish market, sgd. Weintraub. Pair of 6 3/4 X 5 1/2 19th c. w/c portraits of two sisters (?). 28 X 36 o/c of early 1950's Cambridge, MA scene from Boston side of the Charles River. 19 1/2 X 15 1/2 John Dillon, 1960, o/c of early 20th c. street scene. 22 X 18 U.M.G. sgd. o/c of exotic birds. 18 X 22 landscape o/b of forest river scene on Short Creek, West VA. 14 X 18 E. Hazen sgd. o/c of standing horse. 13 X 10 1/2 Howard Proctor, '37, of Irish Setter. 9 X 12 1/2 17th c. Laurent Moronobu ink drawing on paper of genre scenes. 19 1/2 X 27 1/2 Dean Minor w/c of two beached dories. Ackermann color engravings of Steam Frigates Geyser and Cyclops. Jas. Carter color engraving of The Port of Liverpool, after the G. Chambers painting. SCULPTURE: A large selection of fine early carvings of human figures, animals and architectural features from an old private collection. More art works of quality and interest.
TERMS OF SALE: Cash or approved check. Mastercard or Visa accepted. 17% Buyer’s Premium, discounted to 15% when paid by cash or good check. 5.5% ME Sales Tax applies to all purchases without copy of current resale exemption certificate. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission.
DIRECTIONS: Take Exit 7 (The Yorks) from I-95 to Rte. One and follow Rte. One north 2/10 mi. to the Goodwin Building on the right at corner of Raydon Rd. SEE MAP.
TELEPHONE BIDS: Phone Bids close on Friday, March 29th at 6:00p.m (the day before auction).
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