Auction of Estate Antiques
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Previews Friday, March 31st from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.,
From 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on the Day of Sale
Or By Appointment, Highly Encouraged.
Selling a diverse selection of antiques, period and decorative accessories removed solely from estates, private collections and old households.
Download a complete listing of PRICES REALIZED by category.
FURNITURE: 82 in. NH maple highboy on ball and claw feet with fan-carved center drawers. 82 in. David Wood, Newburyport, mahogany tall case clock with bird and floral decorated dial. Shaped top Federal mahogany card table on tapered legs with distinctive bellflower and paneled inlay, the piece now expertly attributed to Thomas Chandler, York, ME.
Other mahogany card tables and a NH example in figured birch. Mid-18th c. three false over three grad. drawer pine blanket chest with scalloped apron and old finish. Two full size Q.A. maple tripod tipping tea tables, one with bird cage base. Q.A. Spanish foot maple armchair with rolled arms. Spanish foot and other early side chairs. Three graduated four drawer bracket-based N.E. birch chests. Two early bowback Windsor armchairs.
Locally made decorated banister back side chair and accompanying tripod candle stand. Stretcher-based one drawer pine tavern table. Set four Shaker ladder-back side chairs with rush seats. Set twelve 19th c. spindle and rod back dining chairs. Set of four grain-painted splat back dining chairs. 18th c. corner chair. Numerous good drop leaf tables in various woods and sizes. Mid-19th c. pole screen with squirrel needlepoint panel. Old red one drawer stand and others in mahogany. Good tripod candle stands. Mid-19th c. 76 in. open top pine corner cupboard. 18th c. flax wheel in old finish. Chippendale and reverse-painted split column mirrors. Early 20th c. pine trestle dining table. Set six Roycroft dining chairs, incl. two armchairs. 43 X 54 in. three panel folding screen, with good floral paintings on canvas. 19th c. 25 X 15 X 11 in. Asian genre-decorated leather storage box.
GARDEN AND ARCHITECTURAL: Rare set of six spring steel garden chairs, four with arms. 36 X 28 in. sculptural wrought iron window grate. Fine 26 in. diam. cast iron grape and leaf form garden table. Rare old three tier 46 in. half round wire flower display stand. Pair 21 in. decorative Asian bronze garden foo dogs. Selection of unusual wicker furniture, incl. 45 in. rolled arm settee, fancy armchair, shaped seat side chairs and more. Two Penobscot Indian birchbark cane stands.
ESTATE SILVER: Selection of better estate sterling silver flatware, tableware and accessories, incl. old Gorham five piece tea set.
ESTATE JEWELRY AND MEDALS: Selection of estate gold, sterling, diamond and other good gemstone jewelry. American Indian jewelry. Lot of early 20th c. Cyrus Dallin archery medals. 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair medal and guide book. TWA stewardess pin. Older costume jewelry.
OLD CLOCKS, ENGINEERING AND MUSICAL: Several Chelsea and Seth Thomas ship’s clocks. Geo. Mitchell split column and New Haven banjo clocks. Boxed engineering tools. Single owner collection of old brass-bound steam gauges (1, 2). Inlaid ten tune music box.
ESTATE CHINA, GLASSWARE AND POTTERY: Varied selection, including Staffordshire, Imari, Asian, Moss Rose, flow blue, salt glaze, Royal Doulton mugs, Dr. Townsend’s and Curtis & Perkins Bitters, Vict. colored glass.
OLD LIGHTING: Sandwich and other whale oils. 7 ¼ in. vaseline stick. Fancy etched and blown 19th c. table lamps. Fancy pair of marble-based bronze five light table candelabra. Mirrored and brass candle sconces. Etched and stained glass hanging electrical fixtures. Large lot of 19th c. brass sticks.
OLD SAMPLERS, TEXTILES AND RUGS. 1841 and 1845 samplers by sisters, Ruth and Ann Norris and numerous others, framed and unframed. Eliz. Read’s 1797 embroidered shoe bag. Old lace maker’s tools, patterns and assorted lacy forms. 7’10 X 8’6 Heriz oriental area rug and misc. scatter rugs.
Children’s and ladies’ VINTAGE CLOTHING. Graphic quilts, paisleys, fancy work and linens.
ACCESSORIES: Rare Shaw & Clark 1846 Pat. cast iron sewing machine. 21 in. hand-carved American Indian pipe with carved bone eagle head. 14 in. fur-trimmed rawhide shaker with Calabaza beadwork. Early 20th c. Steelcraft Station Wagon pedal car. Sel. of old household woodenware and metalware. Hanging inlaid candle boxes. Early wooden spoon rack. Boxed spice sets. Tall Boardman coffee pot and other pewter. 18th and 19th c. long handle coal pans and fire implements. Cast iron fireback, marked Virga 1797. Federal wire firescreen. Cast cat andirons. 18th c. J. Sleeper (Newburyport) complex molding plane and other early and later lathe and woodworking tools. Old 31 in. rigged three-masted sailing ship model. Collection of vintage miniature lighthouses. Steiff camel and coll. of camel-form figurines and items. Select grouping of vintage various state license plates, including Maine 1915.
OLD BOOKS, PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Three vol. set of Casey’s Infantry Tactics, 1863. Sel. of Civil War books, incl. NH related. Sel. of old NH town and county and family histories. Colby’s 1884 and 1890-91 Atlases of Maine and 1892 Town and City Atlases of NH. Old books on marine engineering and navigation. Two vol. set of John Lane’s A Later Pepys, 1904. Walton and Cotton’s 1853 The Compleat Angler and Franklin’s 1867 Trouting; or Gypsying in the Woods. Large lot of vintage books on fishing and another of vintage fishing magazines. Signed Paul Newman copy of the script for the Kurt Luedke original screenplay, Absence of Malice, dated Sept. 15, 1980, with provenance. 1862 London ship’s passage document. Selection of framed vintage insurance company advertisements and C.&I. prints, depicting famous city and building fires, including (not pictured) The Burning of Chicago and The Great fire of Boston. View all here. 1862 Lowell, MA autograph book. 14 X 10 framed silhouette of Isaac Sturtevant, 19th c. member of the NH Legislature. Lot of photographic negatives of 19th c. ships. Lot of portrait daguerreotypes and ambrotypes.
FAMOUS ARTIST DOODLES by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Norman Rockwell, Dr.Seuss and Picasso.View all here.
OLD SCULPTURE, PAINTINGS AND PRINTS: 53 in. hardwood sculpture of female nude, attributed to Robert Laurent and descending to his son, John. Two 22 X 31 Cyrus Cobb 1898 molded plaster plaques, depicting Revere on horseback and The Arrest of Revere. 24 X 36 1903 indistinctly signed o/c of the ship, Forest Belle. 19 X 28 ½ James Alrich (sp. ?) 1853 watercolor of The Packet Ship Isaac Webb of New York 1841. 20 X 25 ½ N. Currier lithograph of Clipper Ship Flying Cloud. 6 X 3 and 12 X 12 figural Navajo sand paintings. 15 ½ X 20 ½ primitive L. Lamb o/c of coastal village with ships off coast. 5 ½ X 8 ½ Dawson-Watson Plattsville, CO landscape with mountains. Two A. Taunay watercolor landscapes (1, 2). 13 ½ X 21 ½ White Mountains landscape o/c. 14 X 12 portrait o/c of 19th c. gentleman. 19th c. genre paintings, incl. Nordgreen 10 X 8 ½ o/c of little girls Studying Their Lesson.
19th c. portrait miniatures. Earlier and later Japanese woodblock prints. Two 14 ½ X 23 ½ framed w/c compositions, Love in Blackville and The Coaching Season in Blackville by E. W. Merrill, Concord, NH. Two small B. Major landscapes. 10 X 13 landscape o/c, October-Kittery Point, Maine, attrib. to Gertrude Fiske. H. B. Dummer VT winter etching. 7 X 12 early Rundle print, View of Piscataqua Lighthouse From Kittery Point. R. Ackermann early 19th c. color print, View of British Steam Vessels. More antique and vintage decorative works of interest. 15 ½ X 11 unsigned Henry Strater oil on masonite portrait of nude young girl. Lot of Henry Strater partial portraits of young women. 8 X 7 Walt Kuhn colored drawing of lady on circus horse. Lot of seven 15 X 11 Serge Novin 1930’s pastel portraits on paper. Framed 4 X 6 Peggy Bacon needlepoint of Jane Ritter’s three cats, Angels 1, 2 and 3. 19 X 13 Robert Laurent charcoal drawing, Two Figures. Ed Betts collages and abstracts. 8 ¾ X 10 ¾ Charles Woodbury sgd, etching of dories by coastal rocks. Five B. Karfiol drawings of nudes. 20 X 31 Raoul Dufy signed lithograph of Epsom Downs racetrack scene. Small P. Cezanne etchings (1, 2), Guillaumin and Artist’s House at Anvers. Portfolio, American Master Contemporaries ll, signed except Warhol.
WORKS BY CONTEMPORARY MAINE ARTISTS AND OTHER CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS OF NOTE: Norman West, Dewitt Hardy (another), Michael Palmer, Paul Paris, Patience Haley, George Burk, Jonathan Barofsky, Rita Cote, A. Brule, Eng Tay, Peter Barger (another), Monique Sakellarios, Delano Holland and others.
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.
** PLEASE NOTE:
TELEPHONE BIDS: Phone Bids close on Friday, March 31st at 6:00p.m (the day before auction).
ABSENTEE BIDS: Absentee or Left bids close on Saturday, April 1st at 9:30 a.m..
Food and refreshments available.
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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