Auction of Estate Antiques
Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Previews Friday, Sept. 9th From 12:00 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.
A complete listing of Auction Prices Realized lots by category may be Downloaded Here.
The auction will begin with a forty-five minute offering of THE LIFETIME PRIVATE BOOK AND EPHEMERA COLLECTION OF SHERMAN EMERY AND HAROLD MERRY, including signed and inscribed first editions by noted 20th c. authors, including Tennessee Williams, Noel Coward, Truman Capote, Eugene O’Neill and Norman Mailer, to mention a few, as well as a large collection of books, autographed material and ephemera from the fields of Theater, Broadway, Opera, Stage, Music, Art, Photography and others. A numbered catalog of these sale lots may be viewed or downloaded here. ** Additional book lots may be made up by individuals from a large general selection of uncatalogued books, with a twelve book per lot maximum and a minimum starting bid of $100.00 per lot.
From a local estate, 1978 MERCEDES 280SL EUROPEAN MODEL (detail, detail)
FURNITURE: 93 in. E. Willard mahogany tall case clock with urn inlay and landscape painted dial (Close-up Details Here). Mahogany tall case clock with bird, floral and landscape painted dial. Maple tall case clock, the dial marked R. Perkins, Jaffrey No. 71. Pair pierced back Chippendale side chairs with fan-carved crests and carved ears, branded D. L. 1789, from descendants of John Quincy Adams. Pair Federal mahogany side chairs with reeded stiles and legs. Bellflower-inlaid Federal card table. Early 19th c. mahogany card table over acanthus-carved curule base and fancy brass feet. Another, branded Chas. C. Cremore, Milton. Queen Anne maple chest on frame with original brass. Inlaid bow-front four drawer chest on French feet. Graduated two over three drawer Maine family birch chest with figured top.
Mid-molded 18th c. one drawer blanket chest in old putty paint. 18th c. pierced back Chippendale armchair with down-turning arms. Windsors, incl. set four rodback side chairs. 19th c . pine case of 24 storage drawers. Early 19th c. pine two part corner cupboard with glazed door top. Early 19th c. cross stretcher- based curly maple drop leaf table and equally graphic bird’s-eye maple one drawer stand. Good candlestands, incl. one on slim legs and diminutive spade feet. Early 60 X 34 tapered leg old green two drawer farm table. Later 71 X 30 taper leg pine harvest table. Three drawer 31 X 15 X 18 old black country store chest. Walnut bracket-based and country pine blanket boxes. 19th c. mahogany partner’s desk with heavily carved legs and skirt. Good form 19th c. sewing stands. 39 in. round mahogany center table on curule legs with medial shelf. Halabergo wall barometer. 48 X 30 X 30 Stickley No. 615 mission oak library table. Stylish late 19th c. occasional furniture. Five stack, ten section mahogany barrister bookcase. Rare form set three folding rustic side chairs. Mid-20th c. glass top chrome-based occasional tables and pair of wishbone armchairs. 42 drwr. mahogany sheet music cabinet. Fine four piece wicker set ( 1 ) formerly owned by ME Sen. Ed Muskie. Second period long drop oak wall clock with heavy carved detail.
ESTATE SILVER: Good and varied selection of silver flatware, hollow-ware and decorative silver items from estates and private residences. B. Burt and other early spoons.
ESTATE JEWELRY: Fine selection of antique and good later gold, sterling, platinum and gemstone jewelry and pocket watches. Interesting costume jewelry. F
ESTATE CHINA, GLASSWARE AND POTTERY: Scinde flow blue. Bloor Crown Derby. Early blue and brown transferware. 15 in. Asian bird and floral vase. Canton serving pieces. Early etched decanters, deep green spirits and gin bottles. Early advertising bottles. Decorated Victorian glassware. Old E. L. Anderson Whisky jug. Blue-decorated stoneware. Rare form 19th c. 16 in. cone-shaped redware bowl with glazed interior. Rare 12 ½ in. bulbous green art pottery vase with raised leaf design.
OLD LIGHTING: Signed Tiffany Studios bronze table lamp with signed 16 ½ in. shade. 22 in. 20th c. Arts & Crafts style floor and table lamps. 19th c. Asian bronze fluid lamp base on lions feet with elaborate dragon, bird and mollusk raised design. Nautical and watchman’s hand lamps. 1919 brass Anchor Light No. 1235. Copper port and starboard lamps.
FIREHOUSE ANTIQUES: Two leather fire buckets, marked Milton 1 H&L and Hydrant 1 Milton 1846, from a Milton, MA area family. Two Milton fire badges. Rare Gamewell 19th c. oak-cased fire gong. Two red cast iron Gamewell fire boxes. Selection of old Cairns metallic fire helmets. 18 in. brass fire trumpet. Mann Edge Tool Co. fire axe and mounts. 37 in. steamer pipe nozzle and reticulated hose attachment. 8 ½ in. brass nozzle, stamped Milton. 7 in. cast brass fire pumper bell. Dietz King Fire Dept. lantern. Underwriters 1898 patent copper extinguisher. Framed 19th c. 24 X 30 Amoskeag Manufacturing Co. (Manchester, NH) color litho. broadside advertising the Gov. Fairfield and other fire pumpers. Framed 13 X 16 black and white 19th c. Bufford’s litho. of Hunneman and Co. fire pumper. 22 in. and 10 in. cast iron 19th c. toy horse-drawn fire pumpers.
MILITARY: The sword and buckled sash belonging to Capt. Benjamin Stone, Co. K, 11th Mass. Volunteers, who enlisted April, 1861 and died at Bull Run on August 29, 1862. Colt Model 1851 .36 cal. sidearm. Framed 10 X 8 in. hand-painted photograph of a Maine Civil War Corporal. Framed 17 X 21 in. 1899 patriotic silk memorial to Herman Metzger, U. S. Army Hospital Steward. U.S. 1943 Graton & Knight Co. sidearm holster. 20thc . military canteen and first aid kit.
TOYS AND DOLLS: 22 in. and 10 in. cast iron 19thc. horse-drawn toy fire pumpers. Two second period cast iron Overland Circus horse-drawn circus wagons. 24 assorted Tootsie Toy vehicles in original 15 X 10 in. box. Unused Tootsie Toy Railroad Express No. 193 and Special No. 194 in original boxes. Antique metallic dollhouse furniture. Dolls and molded rubber character hand puppets.
FOLK ART AND HOOKED RUGS: Fine 19 ½ X 29 ½ in. framed woven wool (“Woolie”) depiction of the British ship, H.M.S. Thetis near the shore. Fine 11 ½ X 15 ½ framed ship diorama. Fine and early 14 X 14 in. needlework sampler with stately buildings in a landscape. 19 X 14 in. Prayer needlework sampler with floral silk border. Framed 12 X 9 in. oval silk memorial to Shakespeare. Disney designer, Jake (Maurice) Day (1892-1983) carvings of bird miniatures and fishing shack (Damariscotta, ME). Robert Morse carved bird miniatures. 35 in. L. T. Palumbo half-molded copper Angel Gabriel, mounted on panel. 8 X 12 in. Grenfel mat depicting fishermen and 26 X 53 in. nautical motif Nova Scotia hooked rug. Small knot braided rugs.
ASIAN OBJECTS: Early 3 ¼ in. diam. silver dragon-embossed Japanese tsuba. 19th c. carved smiling stone figure mounted on frog’s back. 8 ½ X 8 ½ in. paint-decorated and compartmented open top box. Decorative silk wall hung panels.
OLD TEXTILES AND LADIES’ ACCESSORIES: Old paisleys. Fancy old white table and bed linens. 47 X 32 penny table rug. Vintage ladies’ handbags, purses and scarves, incl. Hermes.
OLD RUGS: Scatter and room size carpets. View all here.
ACCESSORIES: R. King, London, pewter plates from the historic Samuel Sewall family of York, ME. R. Dunham, James Dixon and other pewter. Good selection of varied design old pewter ice cream molds, incl. Christmas and patriotic. Rare 19 in. Santa and sleigh tin chocolate mold and interesting chocolate and maple sugar molds and pastry presses. 1920’s 41 in. lawn sprinkling device, from the family of York, ME inventor, Charles Young. Interesting desk accessories. Victor (Type Vic. VI) record player with wooden horn. Edison Phonograph with TCT horn and approx. 80 records. Edison Gem Phonograph. Six and eight tune inlaid music boxes. Weymann four string banjo. Enterprise table coffee grinder. Collection of Asian serpent-form and other metallic double belt buckles. Sestral Type A binnacle. Old household woodenware, baskets and metalware. Pair of beaded American Indian cuffs, 9 ½ in. decorated Indian basket and Indian stone arrow points and tools. Rare 19th c. wigmaker’s tools.
OLD PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Samuel Gilbert’s 1850 account of his voyage from Boston on the Ship Cambria. 1796 Berwick, ME document re: Kittery Commons, ME land plot. Handwritten Scamman (NH) and Dennett (ME) partial family records from 1750’s through 1840’s. 1861-1862 Biddeford, ME autograph album. Four period engravings depicting scenes from the San Francisco Fire, framed as one.
VINTAGE CAMERAS: Old Leica M-2 and M-3, Leica accessories and digital Leicas. Polaroid Mini Portrait Camera, Model 451.
OLD PAINTINGS AND PRINTS: 12 X 13 ½ John J. Enneking landscape o/b of woodland birches. Eighteen famous artists’ signed doodles. View them all here. 32 X 26 ½ portrait o/c of Genevieve Haskell Wingate (1909-1981), first Treasurer of The Strawbery Banke Guild, Portsmouth, NH. Colorful 28 X 25 Robert Robinson o/c illustration of motorcyclist with frightened passenger. William C. Ehrig seascape. 19 X 24 Birdsey abstract w/c of harbor scene. 58 X 33 framed 1912 John W. Bolles o/c of female nude. 41 X 20 David Holleman mosaic of Mary holding the Christ Child. 19 X 28 Francis Reilly o/c of ships at sea at dusk. 13 ½ X 21 ½ Cory Staid winter scene w/c with farmhouse. 17 ½ X 23 ½ F. Leo Hunter 1931 landscape o/c with river. 48 X 20 w/c of Chinese elder. 20 X 17 oil portrait of the jailed Charlotte Corday. 25 X 21 Muriel Robinson pastel of silent movie star, Vilma Banky.
Lot of Bernadine Honeman Fraser 1920’s-1930’s hand-drawn fashion industry illustrations 16 x 11 in. Dyan Fitzpatrick coastal pencil drawings and pastel of male torso. 20 X 27 Johnson signed rustic camping scene by a lake. 15 ½ X 19 ½ Joseph Lauber o/c of harbor scene with boats. H. V. Patterson coastal and landscape oils. 14 X 19 Stanford Brooks w/c of coastal inlet. Elsa Goodman country landscape oils. 11 ½ X 15 ½ Stanley Hallett country landscape o/p. Maritime, landscape and portrait watercolors by Elizabeth Guilkey Merriam. 11 X 17 o/c of the ship, Capt. Francis Cook of Friendship, ME coming into dock (from the family of Elizabeth G. Merriam). 24 X 36 o/c of horse-drawn wagon driving fast through snow. H. T. Clark still life oils. 16 X 25 still life oil of pears. Other good still life oils. Raoul Dufy print of piano by a window. Andree Joubert print of woman with flowers. Roxelana Winthrop print entitled The World, Western. Four part Japanese wall screen, depicting birds. Wm Gillett and S. Wengenroth prints. Japanese woodblock prints. 1816 prints, Capture of the Cleopatra and La Reunion. Other good and decorative works.
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, Sept. 9th at 6:00p.m (the day before auction).
ABSENTEE BIDS: Absentee or Left bids close on Saturday, Sept.10th 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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