Auction of Estate Antiques
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Selling a diverse selection of antiques, period and decorative accessories removed solely from estates, private collections and old households.
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EARLIER FURNITURE: C. 1800 49 in. mahogany drop leaf table on finely carved ball and claw feet. 58 in. mahogany sideboard on rope twist and turned legs. Two mahogany drop leaf tables with extensive carved leg detail (1, 2) . Early 19th c. 48 in. English mahogany deep drop leaf dining table, the leaves lifting to 62 in. 18th c. 40 in. poplar blanket or storage box on cabriole legs and pad feet. 79 in. mid 19th c. walnut corner cupboard with glazed door top. 76 X 45 X 21 step-back pine cupboard on bracket base. 42 in. camphorwood storage box from the ship, Starr King, built in 1854 in Newburyport and lost between Hong Kong and Singapore in 1862. Early Windsor and other armchairs, rocker and side chairs. Shaker ladderback side chair. Selection of early 19th c. candlestands. Giltwood and Chippendale mirrors, incl. James Todd, Portland.
Selection of 19th and early 20th c. carved CHINESE ROSEWOOD FURNITURE: This furniture removed from an old Jamestown, RI family home. Square form stretcher-based armchair with heavily carved back and sides. 42 in. marble inset stand with open-carved skirt. Pair of 31 ½ in. stands with carved skirts and medial shelves. 40 X 55 mirror-back dressing table with dragon deep-carved detail. Armchair of similar design. 62 X 26 X 12 eating table. Heavily carved camphorwood storage box.
OLD CLOCKS: M. Leavenworth pillar and scroll clock. Seth Thomas split column shelf clock. Second period Willard’s Patent banjo clock.
LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH C. FURNITURE: Late 19th c. George Washington flat top mahogany 66 X 34 partner’s desk. C. 1910 72 in. figured mahogany and inlaid bow front sideboard. 40 in. mahogany server with bellflower inlay. Set of six mahogany ribbon-back dining chairs. 40 in. Asian motif extension dining table. Giltwood vitrine. Four drawer oak Clark’s Spool Cotton cabinet with slant lid writing surface. Asian nesting tables. Interesting selection of occasional furniture.
GARDEN AND ARCHITECTURAL: Pair of 19th c. 24 in. carved marble recumbent ornamental lions. C. 1880-1920 62 X 29 framed half-round and 25 X 24 in. stained glass windows. Three 64 X 34 19th c. Chinese architectural panels with urn and floral inset panels. Early 20th c. 42 in. round wrought iron glass top garden table and four fancy back chairs on curlicue feet. 42 in. Roseville jonquil jardinière and another semi-vitreous example. Metallic garden accessories.
MARITIME AND RAILROAD: Numerous old boat models, pond yachts and hulls. Boxed sextant. Maritime writing box. Early telescopes. Old blue Foster oars. Single owner collection of over forty Railroad and other Lanterns in sixteen sale lots. Early framed locomotive schematics.
OLD WOODENWARE AND METALWARE: Single owner collection of Shaker household accessories in thirteen sale lots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). Good selection of other country woodenware and household metalware. Graduated set of English pewter pitchers.
ESTATE CHINA, GLASSWARE AND POTTERY: Pheasant-decorated and other soft paste. Early decorated Export ware. Canton baskets, etc. Early PA yellow-ware coffee pot. Oxburgh, T. Mayer Canova and other Staffordshire. Imari. Flow blue. Good salt glaze. Large set child-size blue spongeware. Large sets of Royal Crown Derby and Copeland Newburyport dinnerware. Royal Worcester Rosemary. 12 in. Nippon vase depicting a horseman in the desert. Single owner collection of Majolica in twenty-four sale lots. Rope-twist Italian ware. Pair 4 ½ in. L.C.T. signed crimped edge Favrile glass bowls. Sandwich glass, incl. Vaseline candlesticks and good fluid lamps. Mt. Washington glass. Peachblow. Large selection of more unusual Victorian fancy, colored and decorated glassware and fluid lighting. Landscape, bird, animal and floral-painted glassware. Brides’ baskets. Bohemian glass. Christmas salts. Good decorated stoneware.
ESTATE SILVER: Good selection of sterling flatware, hollow-ware, tableware and accessory pieces, including Tiffany. 1912 Braeburn Country Club presentation platter, etc.
ESTATE JEWELRY AND WATCHES: Good selection of gold, sterling and costume jewelry. Squash blossom necklace. Two H. Stern ladies’ wristwatches with sapphire and 18k tops. Raymond Weil lady’s 18k electroplated wristwatch.
OLD LIGHTING: Good Victorian colored and clear glass table and hanging lighting. Pair standing wrought iron two light candle stands on tripod bases. Varied selection of Victorian and other glass light shades.
ART POTTERY: 6 in. decorated blue Scheier bowl and 5 3/4 in.example.. Rare lot of seventy-two mottle-glazed 4 in. square architectural tiles with the incised mark on reverse, GRUEBY TILE, BOSTON. 12 ¼ in. pottery ewer with incised decoration, signed Frank Mullin, ‘56 (UNH artist).
AMERICAN INDIAN: 14 in. Haida argelite totem (detail). Two pairs adult and one pair child’s American Indian moccasins. Beaded Indian sheath. Unmarked 9 ½ in. decorated blackware plate. Later Indian baskets and pottery.
OLD DOLLS AND TEDDY BEARS, primarily from one old collection. Good wooden, bisque head, carved and world and folk dolls. Barbies and other contemporaries. Steiff and other teddy bears. 6 ¾ in. Steiff Mickey Mouse figure (Back). Steiff animals and hand puppets. Original paint and other doll furniture. Large selection of cast metal and wooden dollhouse furniture.
OLD TOYS: Cast and sheet metal vehicles, including horse-drawn. Old windups. Battery-powered robot and other space toys. Cast penny banks.
TEXTILES, VINTAGE CLOTHING AND RUGS: 1885 dated and another good crazy quilt. Early 20th c. very fancy wedding dress and colorful Japanese child’s outfit. Ladies’ fancier Victorian clothing. Small size oriental rugs
MISC. ACCESSORIES: Rare 17 in. salesman’s sample 19th c. velocipede. 9 ½ X 31 incised eagle on wood panel. Mamiya RB67 professional single lens reflex camera and access. Capt. Edward Howe Watson WWI Naval presentation loving cup. 14 X 7 X 6 shell art decorated box in display case. Jane McKinlay’s 1828 needlework sampler. Fish and duck decoys. Sculptural Asian bronze table accessories. Large lot of 20th c. glass Christmas ornaments. Early 20th c. game boards. 28 X 22 Paul Jones KY whiskey advertising tin. Much more of interest.
OLD BOOKS: Large selection of books from various estates, including Eliot, ME’s Frost family. John Smith’s 1723 Art of Painting in Oyl. Isaac Watts 1819 The Psalms of David, Exeter, NH. De Rapin Thoyras’ 1727 Histoire D’Angleterre. Sel. of other leatherbounds. 1860-61 edition of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Books by and about Celia Thaxter and The Isles of Shoals, S. O. Jewett and G. H. Carroll. Kenneth Roberts books, incl. signed copies. Bound continuous run of 1859 through 1964 Kittery, ME Town Reports. Large selection of books from which individuals may make up their own box lots with a minimum starting bid per box of $100.00.
OLD PAPER AND EPHEMERA: 1765 Bergen County, New York bill of sale for “One Negro Boy”. Early framed Dutch map (detail 1, 2) and one of Cuba and Hispaniola. 19th c. 23 X 18 engraving depicting Geo. Washington bust overlaid with Declaration of Independence. Carefully preserved single owner collection of vintage sheet music, incl. black Americana, American Indian, WWI and WWII, name brand advertising, auto and RR, patriotic, comedy, etc. Lot of early 20th c. name brand advertising paper. 1900 Vogue magazines. Old valentines. Fraternal, military, Masonic, political and photographic ribbons and medals.
OLD PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND SCULPTURE: 29 X 47 19th c. Western U.S. landscape depicting mountain crevasse with two fishermen. 39 X 47 late 19th c. portrait of ** correction Caroline Bryan Gratz and her daughter, Hermine C. Gratz. 35 ½ X 23 ½ signed Robert Reid, Newport, RI, 1910 portrait of Hermine Gratz Watson. 29 X 23 portrait o/p of Harry Innis Thornton, Alabama plantation and slave owner, later living in San Francisco. 30 X 25 19th c. o/c of woman wearing a boa. Early Spanish Colonial 30 X 22 o/c of John the Baptist with lamb, in fancy mirrored giltwood frame and another Spanish Colonial 18 X 13 o/c of Madonna and child in similar frame. 17 X 13 19th c. oil of standing angel with horn. Small Howard Helmick o/c of man in a landscape with geese. Another Helmick pencil drawing of pensive young woman. 16 X 20 G. Wiegman o/c of sailboat near harbor. 16 X 20 Emmy Louise Fredericksen 1917 o/c of woodland stream. Fine unsgd. 6 X 8 oval o/b of Cape Cod lighthouse. Good 12 ½ X 22 ½ N.E. landscape oil with mountains. J. Salvea 9 X 12 oils of coastal N.E. scene with boats and woodland scene. 26 ½ X 22 George H. MacLean graphite drawing of seabird. 41 ½ X 21 ½ framed w/c of Chinese elder and others. 43 X 15 signed Asian w/c of birds on branch. 18 X 24 Brenda Bates w/c of snow covered coastal rocks. Framed Asian w/c’s of bodhisattvas. Boxed Asian scrolls. Folio of Piranesi prints. 16 X 24 William Bureau Maine landscape oil. 31 X 23 Frank Mullin oil portrait of clown and early F. Mullin 11 X 15 drawing of Bow St., Portsmouth, NH. 21 X 26 F. Bromley colored engraving, The Bury Hunt. Numerous other American and European prints and decorative original works. Original works by local major contemporary artists, incl. Dewitt Hardy, George Burk, Michael Walek, J. P. Richards and Kathryn Doyle. 19th c. engraving of Canterbury Shaker Village. 9 X 12 Isabelle Reynolds woodcut, Newagen. Walt Kuhn litho. of figure near woods. Japanese woodblocks. 8 ¾ in. Anna V. Hyatt bronze of panther. 1909 7 ¼ in. M. J. Cornwell bronze of child with turtle.
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, September 11th at 6:00p.m (the day before auction).
ABSENTEE BIDS: Absentee or Left bids close on SATURDAY, September 12th at 9:30 a.m..
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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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