Offering a diverse selection of antiques and decorative accessories removed solely from estates, collections and private households, featuring the forty year collection of Gloria Bresnahan of Danvers, Massachusetts.
FURNITURE: 39 in. graphically grain-painted mid-19th c. two drawer blanket chest. 43 in. paint-decorated bow front four drawer Maine chest on high turned legs. Set of fourteen stenciled and grain-painted plank seat Maine windsors. Selection of good small size country chests, cupboards, stands and youth chairs in paint and natural finish. 19th c. youth recamier. Assorted banister back side chairs of differing design. Giltwood Federal mirror with Perry’s Victory panel. 24 X 15 in. Queen Anne mirror and numerous fruit and scenic panel 19th c. mirrors. 39 in. shaped side 19th c. hanging plate rack. Good one drawer stands. 36 and 42 in. bow front mahogany four drawer Hepplewhite chests on French feet. English bonnet top oak tall clock case with decorated dial but no works. Daniel Pratt wooden works and dials. 18th c. 37 in. old red-stained dough trough on raised base. 35 X 28 in. stretcher-base tap table. Unusual early 19th c. small glazed door hanging pine cabinet with ivory escutcheon on single drawer. Mid-19th c. 72 X 30 in. two drawer grain-painted work table on slim turned legs. Rare form 26 X 26 X 30 in. pierced tin pie safe with occupational door design. 56 in. old green storage box on bracket base. Early fireside and bucket benches. Other painted and natural storage boxes and sets of storage drawers. Miniature pine blanket chest with till. Tall eight drawer standing oak cabinet for the collector or physician. Pedestal base Victorian walnut dining table with leaves, expandable to 95 inches. Set of four burl walnut dining chairs.
Selection of ESTATE SILVER flatware, hollow-ware, fancy serving pieces and lighting. Selection of ESTATE JEWELRY and watches. Ladies’ and men’s rings with diamonds, jade and semi-precious stones. 14K Baume & Mercier lady’s wristwatch with diamonds and Movado travel watch in alligator case. Costume jewelry. Interesting old desk accessories and ornaments. Old carved ivory chess set. Carved and signed miniature Chinese figures. 6 in. carved ivory elephant.
OLD TOYS AND DOLLS: Early 20th c. miniature tin kitchen and working tin sawmill. Small Noah’s Ark and carved animals. Two papier mache Santas. “Tonka Farms” 16 in. stake body pressed steel truck. Seven in. Steiff bear and other Steiff characters. Lot of well-loved old small stuffed animals. 23 in. glass-eyed German china head doll (detail) and clothes. Paint-decorated Victorian doll carriage. OLD RUGS, SAMPLERS AND TEXTILES: 9’4 X 4’2 decorative oriental runner in red tones. Small hooked rug with birds around a tree and other hooked rugs. Good 36 in. hexagonal penny rug. Selection of graphic and early 19th c. needlework samplers in various sizes. Graphic and colorful eight point star motif quilt. Early blue and white overshot coverlet. Gerhart’s metallic 1914 table mount rotary “Family Knitter”.
FOLK ART: Carved Black Forest animal plaque with glass eyes. 39 in. early 20th c. carved ornamental eagle with carved E PLURIBUS UNUM banner. Carved stone Inuit seal with marks and walrus salt and pepper. Unattributed small carved ornamental birds. Old decoys. Large selection of OLD BASKETS, WOODENWARE AND LIGHTING: Wide variety of baskets in form, size and finish, including rare examples. Selection of collector-quality painted pantry boxes, firkins, bowls and trenchers. 18th c. scrub board. Game boards. Good butter stamps. Other household woodenware. Small floral-inlaid tea caddie. Sabbathday measure and Harvard oval box. Grain-painted and wallpaper covered boxes. Stone fruit. Early copper items. Misc. pewter. Good decorated toleware. Wedding band and other early hogscrapers, Rare tin fat lamp, whale oils and turned wooden fluid lamps. 19th c. brass candlesticks.
EARLY GLASSWARE, POTTERY AND ESTATE CHINA: Late 19th c. 10 in. enameled and gilt-decorated flask, signed Bucan (Paris). Early graduated group of N.E. clear blown and etched tankards. Fine tulip-etched 7 in. flip. Selection of Gonic and other redware. Banded and other early yellow-ware. Decorated stoneware. Southwest blackware. Pair 8 in. chalkware spaniels and cat. Seaweed Mocha tankard and banded open salt. Good salt glazed ware, including 11 in. beehive water pitcher. Pair 6 in. Staffordshire spaniels with attendant puppies. Older pink luster tea set. Johnson Bros. Historic America and Haviland Limoges dinnerware.
OLD PAINTINGS, SCULPTURE AND PRINTS: Two works from the daughter of Simka Simkhovitch, including 17 1/2 X 22 1/2 in. o/c, The Russian Dance, and 15 X 30 in. still life oil of food on a tabletop. 14 1/2 X 21 in. John Whorf w/c depicting Arab street market. 7 1/2 X 12 1/2 in. E. Galien Laloue w/c and gouache French street scene. 19th c. 46 X 35 in. framed portrait o/c depicting a pretty and smiling young woman in a blue dress, signed Jules Laure. 23 1/2 X 31 1/2 in. C.E. Rene His o/c of woodland stream. 24 1/2 X 49 1/2 in. David James 1899 o/c, When the Wind Blows the Sea In. 14 X 24 in. W. Allan Gay, 1870, Cohasset beachfront o/c. Unsigned 19th c. 33 1/2 X 39 1/2 in. o/c, depicting an early Queen Margaret in a seascape background beside her symbolic recumbent lion, when she reigned over Denmark, Sweden and Norway. 5 X 4 in. Meyer von Bremen oil portrait of child, gilt-framed and shadow box mounted. 23 1/2 X 29 1/2 in. John Hare o/b of fishing boats at dock. 19th c. 21 X 16 in. framed memorial w/c depicting a young woman in black seated with a book by a window. 24 X 19 in. oil on wood panel of a distinctive Capt. J.W. Congdon, master of the Brig. Mary A. Forrest (NY), c. 1861. 19th c. 29 X 21 in. portrait o/c of young gentleman. 16 X 22 in. very colorful Harry Clifford o/c still life of fruit around a compote. Other good fruit and floral still life oils. 24 X 30 in. Framed 9 X 13 in. Edward Richardson w/c of thatched cottage by a loch. E. J. Gregory winter woodland scene o/b. Twelve charming framed small watercolors by Cornelia Chapin Moody, primarily of Maine coastal scenes, including Lewy’s Cove in Perry, ME.
Small Elihu Vedder graphite portrait drawing, Gilda. 7 X 9 in. ink drawing of the stately J.W.F. Hobbs residence in North Hampton, NH. 10 1/2 X 13 1/2 in. E.O. Leavitt (Exeter, NH) 1895 o/b depicting Native American caribou hunters in winter and another same size 1890 Leavitt o/b depicting log home in a mountain landscape. Herman Palmer oils, depicting animals feeding and a townscape. Ivan L. Albright 19 X 13 in. w/c of standing female nude, small w/c of seated woman and Albright portrait sketches. Rollin Kirby WWII political cartoons (1, 2). Bertha Giffels industrial and decorative illustrations. Three large William A. Orr equestrian oils of mid-20th c. race horses (1, 2, 3). Numerous European and American landscapes. 19 X 23 in. Caputo, ’62, acrylic landscape. 19 X 27 in. Margaret Stanton 1969 abstract, Examiner. Alexander Bower coastal watercolor. 40 X 30 in. 1992 Suprenant oil of seated flutist, entitled The Flute. 14 1/2 X 19 1/2 in. Signed Crawford bronze head of a man. 22 X 16 in. unsigned Victorian marble bust of woman (back). 1961 Northwest Territory Nawpachee stone cut, Man in a Kayak. Kuro, Yoshitsune and other Japanese woodblock and botanical prints (1, 2, 3). 19 1/2 X 13 1/2 in. Arthur Luiz Piza mixed media engraving. 25 X 19 in. Reuven Rubin colored engraving depicting woman with lamb and spirits. 23 X 17 in. Fiorini colored engraving. 11 X 12 in. J. Hovadik, 67, colored engraving. R. Mels colored engravings (1, 2), Ralph Berkowitz colored engravings. 1855 32 X 52 in. proof steel engraving, (view of) New York. 1895 steel engraved view of Kennebunk, ME. 18 X 26 in. engraving of the race won by The America, 1851. Currier & Ives Storming of Fort Donelson. More art work and frames.
OLD PHOTOGRAPHY, PAPER AND BOOKS: Fine single owner collection of 19th c. photography and photographic jewelry, including photo jewelry, Civil War (1, 2, 3) and occupational subjects (mason) and interesting portrait and family groups (Photo Lots). Selection of Keystone stereo views. The Civil War diary of John Dana, Union soldier from Maine, describing his escape from a Texas Confederate POW camp (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), the perilous route over the Blue Ridge Mountains to Union lines and post-war reactions to historic events April through August, 1865 (Download Synopsis pdf). 9 1/2 ft. Garfield and Arthur cloth political banner. 1830’s So. Berwick, ME store ledger. Framed watercolored paper memorial to Julia Morse, d. 1827 at age 27. Late 19th c. paperbound Japanese illustrated story books. Crofutt’s New Overland Tourist and Pacific Coast Guide, 1878-9. Fine copy of Lamon’s Life of Abraham Lincoln. Westcott’s 1876 Centennial Portfolio. Books on sporting subjects. Books on antiques. Much more in estate antiques of quality.
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 by Frankie & Johnny’s Restaurant, Cape Neddick, ME.
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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