Offering a diverse selection of antiques and decorative accessories removed solely from estates, collections and private households, featuring the lifetime private collection of Sandra Armentrout, late of Kennebunk, ME and the 19th c. library of Joseph Lyman, Roxbury, MA
The library books will be auctioned beginning at 10:00 a.m. Comprised of roughly 100 lots and sold in approximately 45 minutes.
FURNITURE: 18th c. 35 in. one drawer old red blanket chest with CT family provenance (side view), having rare drop panel skirt. Unusual 60 in. country Sheraton turned leg three drawer walnut sideboard with shaped splash. The fine 20th c. curly maple bonnet top highboy hand crafted by Eldred Wheeler in the 18th c. manner and used as the prototype for succeeding pieces. 19th c. tiger maple one drawer stand on tapered legs. 19th c. paint-decorated one drawer stand with cookie corners. 46 in. Queen Anne oval drop leaf table on pad feet. Pair of early ribbon-back side chairs and other period side chairs. High back 19th c. writing armchair with lift-top compartment. 19th c. wooden peg racks. Early wing chair frame on tapered legs. Sheraton mixing table with pierced gallery. 19th c. mahogany dining and drop leaf tables. Tapered leg 19th c. birch card table. Empire Gothic paneled glazed top secretary desk with Sandwich drawer pulls. 19th c. two part mahogany corner cupboard with shaped shelves. 93 in. English mahogany case tall clock with painted dial and ship phase movement. Handsome string inlaid New Jersey mahogany tall clock (on left). Late 19th c. floral inlaid mahogany tall case clock made by Charles Young of York, ME with moon phase dial and having descending in that family. Fancy giltwood and carved 19th c. mirrors. Empire mahogany breakfast table with elaborately carved quadraped base (detail). Three drawer mahogany lock-side linen press. Distinctively carved 19th c. 48 X 18 in. mahogany sideboard. Sets of apothecary and storage drawers. Late 19th c. step back kitchen cupboard. Variety of 19th c. child’s chairs. Three piece upholstered Victorian walnut parlor set with female classical head carving. 68 in. Victorian medallion back sofa with good carving. Diminutive and fancy lady’s Victorian walnut drop lid writing desk. Interesting occasional furniture of various periods and styles. C. 1900 decorated giltwood vitrine. Distinctive early 20th c. 6 X 3 ft. mahogany flat top desk. Group of three like new Heywood wicker armchairs and two side chairs from a NH family lakeside house. Stickley Bros. mission oak tabourette. Deer-footed leather top footstool. Putti decorated marble inset cast iron plant stand. Large oak L-chest with tall mirror. C. 1910 inlaid mahogany china cabinet with mirrored splash. Tall two bank mahogany vanity with large oval mirror. Mahogany barrister bookcase.
Victorian CLOCKS, including Waterbury double dial calendar, Ingraham and Ansonia short drop schoolhouse clocks. Selection of STERLING SILVER flatware, hollow-ware, table and bureau accessories. 1715 Timothy Ley English 8 in. silver tankard (27.45 oz. troy) with scrolled thumb piece (Detail 1, 2, 3). Six piece J.E. Caldwell sterling coffee/tea service. Tiffany desk implements. 1853 silver passengers’ presentation mug given to Capt. of the ship Statira Morse after Glasgow to NY voyage. Fancy five piece Meriden silver plate tea service.
ESTATE POTTERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE: Rare 10 ¾ in. seaweed mocha-decorated yellow-ware jug. Other yellow-ware. Good decorated stoneware. Rare small Moulton & Blaisdell (Grocers) stoneware jug, from their 1861-64 location at No. 1 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH. Small decorated pre-Columbian Corobici pot. Rare 13 in. Edouard Cazaux pottery vase with three figural panels (Details 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Grueby rabbit tile and Grueby/Pardee sailing ship tile. 11 in. Royal Copenhagen seal. Nancy Wickham 1950’s art pottery lamp. Pair Delft chargers. Canton and Rose Medallion ware. Other Chinese and Japanese pottery. Rare early metallic hanging electric fixture with Majolica font. Italian floral lavabo. Blue transferware. Mulberry. English or Bavarian fish set. Royal Vienna Wagner portrait plate depicting “Dolores” and two others marked J. Bernard. Fine gilded Nippon hollow-ware. Dresden and other dinner and dessert ware. Victorian gilded and colored glass. Lion and western animal motif clear glassware.
VINTAGE CLOTHING AND TEXTILES: 19th c. fancy and lacy ladies’ white and black dresses. Old handmade lace and trims. Ladies’ colorful fans and feathers. Eliza McCormick’s 1839 St. Aloysius School, Boston, sampler. Misc. linens. Old quilts and coverlets. 37 ½ in. Alaskan native woven textile. Antique mattress ticking. Graphic and colorful hooked rugs. Assorted small oriental rugs. C. 1900 woven piazza carpet. A. Marseilles and Simon & Halbig bisque DOLLS. Gold, sterling and gemstone ESTATE JEWELRY and pocket watches. Costume jewelry.
NAUTICAL, SCIENTIFIC AND RAILROAD: Dutrou, Paris, boxed navigational compass instrument. Chelsea ship’s bell clock. Sklar signal pistol. Antique Alaskan whale vertebra and skinning knives. 19th c. microscopes. Dr. W. J. Fields’ (Brooklyn, NY) c. 1900 leather bag of instruments and medical accessories. C. 1900 metallic medical I.V. stand with glass fonts. Canadian Pacific Railway plated ice bucket. N. & S.S. Ry. lantern and unmarked lantern with large red shade.
SPORTING, GARDEN AND ARCHITECTURAL: Fine German 20g. dbl. barrel shotgun with game scene engraving and carved side panels (1, 2), marked Special Daly and HZW initials inside. Box of 15 old smokeless powder tins with orig. advertising. C. 1913 17 ft. H.B. Arnold (Waltham, MA) “Charles River” canoe. Imperial 1903 Model 8 and Belvedere wooden wheel bicycles (1, 2) and J. C. Higgins with original parts. Verdigris finish 14 ½ in. cast brass garden urn with mask and acanthus motif. Pair 15 in. foliate cast iron urns. Folk art patio table trimmed with old spools. Pair of wooden window blinds with carved and painted valances. 34 in. full-bodied gilded copper running horse weathervane with original directionals, attributed to Harris & Co. Rochester Iron Works 24 in. cast iron rooster weathervane from Kennebunk farmhouse. Carved 20th c. ornamental eagle. MILITARY: Early Naval officer’s sword in scabbard and c. 1900 Prussian sword. Austrian Order of the Iron Crown insignia (detail).
MISCELLANEOUS ACCESSORIES: 10 ½ X 9 in. enameled Russian icon depicting Kazan, Mother of God. Polychromed 11 ½ X 7 ½ in. wooden Russian icon depicting Christ. Interesting lots of old desk accessories. Misc. 19th c. woodenware, including early 19th c. paint-decorated dometop storage box. Decorated and other 19th c. sleds. Shaker grain shovel. 7 ½ in. old red berry basket. Old Town, ME Indian feather basket. Selection of inlaid, antique carved ivory and other document, jewelry and trinket boxes. Federal brass and wire fire screen. Ring top, owl and Hessian andirons. Early jamb hooks. Large lot of 18th and 19th c. molding planes and carving chisels. Great Lakes region Indian moccasins. 20th c. cast iron horse drawn fire wagon. Early cast iron and other metallic toys. Old games. Merk & Sons cornet. Concertinas.
OLD PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Signed original snapshot of Lindbergh and companion in airplane garb. Tom Mix photograph inscribed to Caroline Ruckstuhl. Large mounted single owner collection of fancy Victorian valentines to be sold as a collection and the same owner’s mounted large collection of holiday post cards to be sold by separate holiday groups. 1859 Barnes engraved Washington commemorative medallion. Montresor’s framed 1855 A Plan of the City of New York. 19th c. NH auction broadsides. Old post cards and stereo views. Charlie Ruckstuhl’s large early 20th c. personal snapshot album, containing at least forty years of fun and interesting shots of friends, world-record women athletes (autographed photos etc.), sailing experiences, etc. H. G. Kaiser Eskimo photos. Early Barrow, Alaska photo post cards.
OLD BOOKS, featuring the 19th c. library of Joseph Lyman of Roxbury, MA, with additions from other N.E. estates. A listing of catalogued lots may be viewed and downloaded HERE. Approximately 100 lots of books to be sold, starting at 10:00 a.m. for approximately 45 minutes, including uncatalogued individual lots made up by bidders on auction day with a minimum starting bid of $100.00 per lot. Subjects, including rare works, include exploration, travel, American Indians, The American Negro, nautical, political, botany, animals and much more.
OLD PAINTINGS AND PRINTS: Several works by Simka Simkhovitch, having descended to his daughter: 35 X 32 in. o/c of Barbara and Rhoda Naumann, entitled Easter Bonnets. 34 X 29 in. unframed o/c of bathers on a CT shore. 31 20 in. unframed o/c of Russian washerwoman and an 8 X 5 in. w/c version of a similar subject. 21 X 13 in. o/c of Sonya Simkhovitch, the artist’s daughter. Colorful Simkhovitch 33 X 25 in. floral still life. 30 X 25 in. o/c portrait of Faith Savage Bigelow, Saco, ME at age 12 holding flowers, painted about 1809, family line included. 12 X 24 in. Wordsworth Thompson o/c of coastal scene, Three Fishers Went Sailing Out Into the West. 11 ½ X 15 ½ in. A.H. Wyant o/c river in a landscape. 8 X 11 in. George Smillie beach scene oil. 5 ½ X 12 ½ in. J. O’Brien 1871 w/c fishing boats at sea. 5 ½ X 9 ½ in. impressionist oil landscape in distinctive carved frame. 9 ½ X 13 ½ in. A. Laux o/c of chickens in a farmyard. 19th c. 17 ½ X Small Persian painting on ivory of battle scene. 53 X 43 in. folk o/c of Napoleon crossing the Alps. 14 in. o/c portrait of Joseph Purciell. Small c.1910 M. Bailey oil portrait of pretty woman. 29 ½ X 23 ½ in. Corso o/c portrait of young woman in a red robe. 28 ½ X 23 ½ in. early o/c portrait of young boy in a red suit. 29 ½ X 24 ½ in. o/c portrait of young naval officer. 24 X 16 in. folk o/c portrait of Geo. Washington. 16 X 22 ½ in. o/c of British battle scene. 21 ½ X 16 ½ oil of young English gentleman. Colorful Rita Cote oils. C. W. Anderson o/c of Mason, NH cape, Blacksmith print, prints of horses (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), etc. L. Icart print, Masks and Parrish’s Stargazing. Willes’ Sherman’s March to the Sea engraving. T. Barber colored English engravings. Rare wrongly titled 18th c. Laurie & Whittle colored battle engraving. Joseph Arentz and other illustrations. More decorative works.
TERMS OF SALE: Cash or approved check. Mastercard and Visa accepted. 15% Buyer’s Premium. 5% ME Sales Tax applies to all purchases without copy of current resale exemption certificate. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission. ** Absentee bids close at 9:30 a.m. on auction day. **Sale catered.
DIRECTIONS: From I-95, take Exit 7 (The Yorks) and follow to U.S. Rte. One. Take left on U.S. Rte. One and follow 2/10 mi. to the Goodwin Building on the right at the corner of Raydon Rd. SEE MAP
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