Selling a diverse selection of antiques, period and decorative accessories removed solely from estates, private collections and old households.
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FURNITURE: The 42 in. slant lid mahogany desk with fan-carved drop panel and interior drawers, owned by Gen. John Glover, originally of Marblehead, Massachusetts, procurer of the watercraft used for Gen. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River and owner of The Schooner, Hannah, the first vessel of the Continental Navy, later The United States Navy. Family letter of provenance is included showing how the desk descended directly to the present estate. Early 19th c. original old red Maine hutch table with 48 in. scrub top. 18th c. 66 X 45 X 16 in. pine storage cupboard with front and side raised panels and original rattail hinges. Old black-painted country Chippendale side chair on Spanish feet with original pin-stripe decoration. Fine grain-painted and decorated Maine and other storage boxes. 78 x 35 in. c. 1800 N.E. old blue stepback cupboard with red interior.
One drawer old red wash birch tapered leg stand swith good overhang. Other occasional furniture in original paint. Pair of distinctive grape and leaf-decorated period Hitchcock armchairs with curlicue arms and pierced splats. Marked Mt. Lebanon Shaker No. 7 rocking armchair with quilt rail. Two piece Sheraton mahogany secretary desk on rope-turned legs with urn-inlaid panel on top section. Sheraton mahogany card table on reeded legs and Sheraton mahogany two drawer stand also on reeded legs. Sheraton field bed with fluted posts. Pair of Chippendale side chairs on ball and claw feet. Two early Windsor armchairs, one with knuckle arms and one with shaped hands. 78 X 30 in. 19th c. walnut library table with heavily carved base. C. 1860 cherub and heart-carved oak side chair. Rare child's Victorian bed and small bureau, both with carved detail. J. P. Coats six drawer spool cabinet and other spool and tabletop storage chests.
OLD CLOCKS: Thirty day oak-cased Regulator. Second period Waltham banjo clock with mansion tablet.
HISTORIC EPHEMERA: Descended from the politically connected Cary family of Boston, with letter of family provenance to the present, historic ephemera, including a 1796 handwritten invitation to President Washington's birthday, possibly written by Tobias Lear, Secretary to the President, to The Honorable Judge Sumner, accompanied by a printed invitation to that event. 1818 Washington, D.C. letter describing the rebuilding of the White House. Pre-Revolution hand-written dinner invitation to Judge Cushing. Eight pieces of misc. Edward Cunningham correspondence. Printed invitation to the June 17, 1786 Bunker Hill dinner at the opening of the Charles River Bridge in Boston. Lot of three 1791-1792 invitations to Increase Sumner and five misc. invitations to other early 19th c. Boston events. From an old private collection, an A. Lincoln signed Oct. 10, 1864 recommendation that a recently discharged Capt. Josiah Shaw get suitable employment in any of the Departments, this framed with Capt. Shaw's Sept. 3, 1864 discharge certificate and a W.H.W. Bicknell 1827 etching of Lincoln. Nineteen letters written to and from his Royalston, Massachusetts home by Liberty Foskett during his time as a Civil War soldier, his own letters describing in part his experiences and interactions with "Rebels" at various encampments in the south and his family's letters relating to matters at home. Later ephemera including the full color LIFE SPECIAL EDITION WOODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL,, 1969 Time, Inc.
OLD BOOKS: 20 vol. cloth bound set of Writings of Henry David Thoreau, 1906 Manuscript Ed. 384/600. Two vol. leather set: 1885 Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. An 1832 Hebrew holiday prayer book.
CIVIL WAR AND MILITARY: From an old private collection, Civil War and later kepis, hate, belts, buckles, swords, snare drums, uniform pieces, medals, pins, plaques and photographs. U. S. Springfield 1864 long rifle. 1876 38 star American flag. Pair of French officer's flintlock pistols, marked NORRT.
ESTATE SILVER: A good selection of sterling flatware, hollow-ware and accessory pieces, including better early and later makers, including Tiffany and Jensen. The Cary family (Boston political family) 19th c. silver-plated teapot by Tiffany, Young and Ellis (1845-1853). Arts & Crafts sterling and bronze ware by Ronald H. Pearson (Founder of Shop One, NY) and his sister, Lorna Belle Pearson (Watson), whose silver examples are in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
ESTATE JEWELRY: A good selection of gold, sterling, platinum and gemstone jewelry from private homes, including fine Arts & Crafts examples by Lorna Belle Pearson (Watson).
OLD TOYS AND BANKS: 31 inch long original paint cast iron 19th c. three horse-drawn ladder fire wagon with firemen. Large selection of old cast iron and tin penny banks, including advertising examples.
FOLK ART: Fine 21 1/2 X 10 X 11 in. fern and floral paint-decorated dome top storage box, initialed E.B. and dated 1854. 15 in. c. 1930 black cloth doll. Three Adirondack table-mount picture frames. Doris Stauble (ME) crafted fruit and vegetable basket.
FIREHOUSE: Single owner collection of early to mid-19th c. American fire buckets, some with dates and decoration.
ESTATE CHINA, GLASSWARE AND POTTERY: Signed Lalique table vases. 16 in. Rose Mandarin bowl. C. 1900 12 1/2 in. bulbous Chinese figural motif flower urn. 13 in. floral two handled Nippon vase. Sizable collection of colored glass and china sugar shakers. Scheier (NH) art pottery sugar and creamer. Lorna Pearson and other 1940's NH and NY art pottery. Early 19th c. PA and other redware. Decorated stoneware jug and J. Simonds 1854 marked stoneware bottle. Colorful memory pottery containers.
OLD WOODENWARE AND BASKETS: Original paint pantry boxes, bowls and accessories. New England cheese, feather and other good baskets from old collections, many in original paint. Early food, maple sugar and other molds. Set of four early Asian 15 1/2 X 10 1/2 in. flat-carved wooden genre printing plaques.
RUGS, TEXTILES AND VINTAGE CLOTHING: Selection of oriental, flat-weave and pictorial hooked rugs. All may be viewed here with sizes and lot numbers. Fine 1846 blue and white coverlet and another in bittersweet color. Fine 1880's Illinois wedding crazy quilt. C. 1910 19 X 21 1/2 in. framed fine floral stumpwork. Emma Swope's 27 X 38 in. panted textile panel depicting the crafts practiced at Ralph Pearson's early 20th c. NY Design Workshop. Lady's c. 1890 fine white summer dress.
OLD LIGHTING: 18th c. brass candesticks. Early pewter and other tabletop fluid lamps. Fine crystal and decoratively painted tin chandeliers. Rare and decorative 76 in. c. 1900 standing wrought iron five light floor lamp.
ACCESSORIES: Rare form pair of 24 in tall 18th c. Asian bronze display pedestals in extensive figural motif. Crank-type devices, incl. 19th c. Antrim, NH Bonanza tabletop apple peeler/corer and German tabletop tobacco cutter. 19th c. German tabletop music box. NICOLO and LASTELLA accordions. 18th c. stringed instrument with folk-carved head. Fireplace accessories, including 18th c. forged faceted ball and 19th c. brass andirons, 48 X 38 in. c. 1890 iron firescreen with unusual decorative cutout design. Early N. E. 10 1/2 ft. apple ladder. 73 X 13 in. gilt-lettered ANTIQUES sign. C. 1910 72 X 24 in. decorative old gray painted window frame with shaped pane openings. 14 1/2 X 6 in. carved marble wall display plinth in form of female head.
OLD PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND SCULPTURE: 5 X 7 in. Charles Woodbury graphite sketch of a man in a dory and another 5 X 7 Woodbury sketch of two people in a dory. 15 1/2 X 11 (Conger) Metcalf signed w/c of two male figures. Another Metcalf, a 9 1/2 X 7 1/2 w/c image of a bust of a woman and another 19 X 12 of a seated young girl reading. 17 1/2 X 23 1/2 (George) Augusta o/c, Crowded Beach. 34 X 49 Beverly Hallam oil on paper, Hydrangea and Honeycomb, 1979. 9 1/2 X 11 1/2 o/c of the horse, St. James, 1825, attrib. to W.M. Fellows. 35 1/2 X 25 indistinctly signed 19th c. o/c of a young woman standing on a beach. 30 X 25 oil on silk on board E. (Edna) Hibel portrait of mother and two children. Indistinctly signed 48 X 54 o/c of zebras drinking from a pool. 29 1/2 X 23 1/2 Large selection of artist Marion Boyd Allen's original sketchbooks, as well as some from Lorna Belle Pearson. 14 1/2 X 21 1/2 E. Laurent sgd. 19th c. o/c of a Continental street scene. Two 9 X 11 3/4 J. F. Herring oils on board of farmyard scenes with animals. 30 X 25 E. (Edna) Hibel oil portrait on silk on board of mother and two children. 29 1/2 X 23 1/2 19th c. o/c of a seated family gathering. 20 X 30 1/2 o/b of beach scene with boats and people, signed May (?). 8 X 13 1/2 indistinctly signed 19th c. o/b of river scene with ducks. 8 1/2 X 7 1/2 19th c. portrait o/c of Continental military officer in uniform.
8 1/2 X 13 1/2 Dewitt Hardy w/c of reclined female nsude. 8 1/2 X 14 1/2 Pat Hardy graphite drawing of a woman reading. 30 X 30 Sigmund Ables drawing of nude young woman with open suitcase. 19 X 25 Neal Railsback w/c beach scene with surf. Two 12 X 18 and one 14 X 18 Ron Hayes oils on canvas, Wild Poppy. 15 1/2 X 11 1/2 Dennis Perrin o/c of garden table with flowers and fruit. 10 X 7 19th c. o/b of young woman beside vase of flowers. 24 X 36 Fred Cleveland o/c of three American Indians painting symbolic figures. 11 1/2 X 8 1/2 Grace McKinstry w/c landscape with cathedral. Drawings, etchings and watercolors by students of Ralph Pearson. Two W. Major signed 10 1/2 X 13 1/2 oils of m/f clown faces. 11 X 14 1/2 Mopope painting on paper of American Indian dancers. 27 X 18 (image size) Asian floral scroll. 7 1/2 X 9 1/2 G. Rose 19th c. landscape o/p. 9 1/2 X 14 19th c. riverscape o/c depicting women in rowboat and cows. 11 1/2 X 15 1/2 19th c. C. S. Kenner (?) landscape o/p. 3 3/4 X 5 1/4 etching of man on beach, signed Whistler, Greenwich. 13 X 9 H.M. (Henri Matisse) pencil-initialed lithograph, Abstract Blue. 7 3/4 X 9 1/4 Renoir print of female reclining nude, Femme Hue Entendue. Good Ralph Pearson etchings, incl. Mt. Llano, Sangu De Cristo Mountains and El Curito. Good etchings by Lorna Belle Pearson, Ralph's daughter, and her brother, Ronald Pearson, who founded Shop One in New York. Hirschfeld lithographs depicting Westport Playhouse personalities and Bogart and Bacall. P. J. Mene, C. Thenn/Carl Kauba and Theodore Star table SCULPTURE.
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.s
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.
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