Selling a diverse selection of antiques, period and decorative accessories and special categories removed solely from estates, private collections and old households, as well as items deaccessioned from a Maine Museum. A complete categorical listing of all auction lots with PRICES REALIZED downloaded HERE.
The sale will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a private collection of RARE BOOKS, followed by a collection of RARE TOBACCO PIPES. Auction preview on general merchandise will be permitted until 10:00 a.m., while the above two categories are being sold.
ITEMS OF SPECIAL INTEREST: A walking stick, bearing an inlaid metallic cartouche inscribed, “From fence rail Abraham Lincoln split in Decatur, Ill. on his father’s farm and made at Niantic, Ill. by Franklin A. Pickering in 1865.” Another 19th c. cartouche on the top of the stick is inscribed, “Present owner S.F.A. Pickering, 308 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, N.H.”, the piece passed down to the present owner. Family letter included.
Single owner estate collection of EARLY AND RARE BOOKS: Color plate books, books on flowers, fishes, nature, male and female costume, birds and more, including 1885 Birds of Haiti and San Domingo. A catalog of the books may be downloaded HERE. A fine selection of other books are available which can be made up into individual lots but MUST start at a $100.00 minimum bid per lot.
RARE FORM ANTIQUE TOBACCO PIPES in thirty-four auction lots from an old private collection, including many elaborately carved figural examples in different materials.
ESTATE FURNITURE: Period gilt-wood girandole mirror with fancy carving, including eagle crest, measuring 33 X 22 in. overall. 41 in. bow-front Federal mahogany four drawer chest on turned legs, having bird’s-eye maple drawer fronts. 31 X 25 X 18 in. 18th c. pine bracket-based blanket chest with double arch molded panels. 48 in. old blue bracket-based blanket box. Other blanket boxes and chests. English walnut Q.A. ottoman with shaped skirt. 17 X 11in. paint-decorated 1858 hanging spoon rack. Another 18 X 19 in. natural pine spoon rack with heart cutouts. 32 in. Maine decorated one drawer dressing table in original mustard paint. 19th c. old red rope beds, including one with half tester and resting on double tapered turned legs. NH birch one drawer stand on finely turned legs. Pair of wall-mount 32 ½ in. 18th c. shelves with lollipop ends. Fine octagonal top cherry candlestand on shapely snake feet. 23 ½ in. dish-top mahogany tea table on snake feet. 18th c. English mahogany bracket base tobacco or sundries box. 48 in. early 19th c. maple deep drop leaf table with banded curly maple inlay. Branded SR AL (Samuel Ring, Alfred) Alfred, ME Shaker wool wheel. Set of ten George P. Meserve mustard-painted grange chairs. Set of eight 20th c. distinctive heavily carved ball and claw foot Chippendale style dining chairs. Victorian walnut dining table with fance quadraped base, 54 square with four extra leaves (15 in. wide). Set of five carved uhpolstered Vicorian walnut dining chairs. 1830’s mahogany armchair, having old paper label, from the Portland, ME Supreme Court chamber. C. 1900 143 slot hotel key case.
Rare form 65 in. four seat Empire mahogany settee with distinctive carved crestwork. Other Empire pieces. 31 in. 19th c. Continental block front mahogany slant lid desk on brass paw feet, having extensive carved detail. 8 ½ ft. 19th c. mahogany pier mirror with carving and spindlework. Unusual 64 X 45 X 22 in. 19th c. paw foot mahogany china cabinet with serpentine side glasses. Three piece Victorian upholstered mahogany parlor set with carved female head mounts. C. 1900 76 X 43 X 4 in. standing 143 slot hotel key case. 32 in. heavily carved marble inset Asian rosewood stand with 16 ½ in. square top. 62 X 36 X 14 in. 19th c. Farrow & Jackson, London & Paris, standing openwork iron “wine bin”. 30 X 28 in. Willimantic Spool Cotton oak two drawer store display table. 35 in. Victorian marbled turtle top table with extensive carved detail. Other good marble top tables. 25 X 13 in. Aesthetic Revival demilune marble top occasional table with good inlay. 39 in. c. 1900 paint-decorated spinet desk and chair. C. 1900 floral panel pole screen. Classic 54 in. PA style 20th c. spindleback settee on bulbous turned base. Pair distinctive early 20th c. tiger maple twin beds with finely carved posts. Selection of decorative gilded mirrors. Interesting occasional furniture.
Fine single owner collection of HIGH QUALITY SOUTHWEST AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY, in approximately thirty sale lots, by fine craftsmen, including Tommy Jackson, Ric Charlie, Bryon Yellowhorse and more. Appraisals of Native American Indian Jewelry (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ).
ESTATE CHINA, GLASSWARE AND POTTERY: Single owner collection of historical and scenic blue Staffordshire and transferware. Large lifetime single owner collection of Meissen Blue Onion china, including rare forms. Other good Meissen serving pieces. 14 in. Fabien Jouvin floral and script-decorated Chinese vase. Spode Jewel dinner service. Set of twelve A.L. Jansson 1909 Wedgwood 10 in. plates in playing card motif. Good scenic Nippon vases. 10 ½ in. R.S. (F. Bouchee) courting scene bureau box. Bulbous 7 in. Lopez signed SW Indian vase. 9 in. Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica serving dish or nappy. Royal Copenhagen Full Lace and Half Lace dinnerware. Good Belleek, Chintz and Majolica. Blue and green spongeware. Fulper, Weller and Roseville, including Pine Cone. Velmoss Scross vases. Unmarked old art pottery. Distinctive unmarked art glass (see web site photos). Better Bohemian and Victorian colored glassware. Cranberry and green lustres. Silver overlay and bride’s baskets. Blown green spirits bottles. Large collection of labeled 19th c. apothecary bottles. Hanging glass apothecary fixtures. Decorated stoneware.
AMERICAN INDIAN ITEMS: Early wooden Arkansas Caddo Indian cup (detail). Good birch bark, splint and coil baskets. decorated drums, macramé and hide shoulder bag. Mukluks. 11 in. 20th c. G. P. Loyd stone sculpture of Indian with wolf headdress. Maine Indian snowshoes and more of interest.
ARCHITECTURAL AND GARDEN: 42 X 47 in. 19th c. picket garden gate with wrought hardware. Unusual form 44 in. slatted plantstand/fernery. Tapering 50 in. three tier plantstand. Early pair 19 in. cast stone foo dogs. 38 in. molded concrete garden pedestal. Fancy wicker armchair. Old 31 X 22 in. oval Antiques to the Trade exterior metallic sign with spread eagle.
OLD LIGHTING: Unmarked 9 in. trumpet-based Arts & Crafts hammered copper table lamp base. Pair of sculptural 16 ½ in. bronze putti-form candlesticks. Selection of 19th c. hanging brass gas and electric fixtures, including one with Steuben shades. Gas and electric shades. Fancy banquet and piano lamps and lampstands. Wrought iron pair of wall-mounted candelabra. Exterior architectural fixtures. Two font student lamp.
OLD CLOCKS: Tiffany & Co. French gilt metal clock set. Chauncy Boardman and Barnes, Bartholomew split column clocks.
ACCESSORIES: Fancy brass and early iron fireplace andirons, firescreens and accessories. Floral panel pole screen. Old brass National Cash Register (Detail) (Ser. No. 1132086-416). Old brass scales. Good cast iron, including 17 in. cast iron high tail cat roof fixture. Lion and serpent and other doorstops. Unmarked No. 32 store coffee grinder. Good 19th c. box-mounted decorated ladies’ fans (1, 2) and framed earlier water-colored genre scenes for mounting as fans. Fancy early 20th c. ladies’ hats. 19th c. decorated Chinese hat boxes. 19th c. doll bed and bedding. 33 in. stick and ball doll carriage. Selection of better 19th c. thermo-plastic photo cases with images, including one case with two tintypes of children holding toys. Small six aire music box. 19th c. skittering (fish) rod. Zippo and other advertizing lighters. Vintage tobacco boxes.
FOLK ART: 24 in. carved and polychromed ornamental parade style horse. 18 ½ in. sq. 19th c. paint-decorated game board. 28 in. wrought and sheet iron 1898 banner weathervane on orig. post. 34 in. c. 1920 rocking horse. Don McKinney carved bird miniatures. Inuit stone sculpture by Took, Bekoalook, Autoghams and G. Young.
OLD PAPER: Varied group of ten Chicago Columbian Exposition tickets. 21 X 13 ½ in. framed vintage Ogunquit Playhouse broadside, An Inspector Calls. Post cards.
OLD PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND SCULPTURE: Rare 12 X 22 Peggy Bacon gouache of Cape Porpoise inlet, entitled Entrance. 14 X 18 Bernard Karfiol graphite study of bathers in a small sailboat off Ogunquit, a photo of the finished work attached en verso, marked Newark Museum. 10 ½ X 8 ½ John Laurent colored artist’s proof etching of seated Henry Card. 24 X 48 Emily Muir oil of lobster boats, Weather. 24 X 46 Emily Muir oil of seagulls in a feeding frenzy. 15 X 24 Hudson River Valley landscape oil on panel. 22 X 27 Arthur Helwig o/c of shrimp boat. 9 x 7 W. L. Delacy watercolor portrait of a N.E. fisherman. 17 X 21 Charlie Hirst 1920 o/c of Ashton, RI townscape. 19th c. 12 X 16 coastal N.E. landscape. 19th c. 8 ½ X 11 ½ o/c of standing black horse. 8 X 6 19th c. o/c of little girl holding bread by a hungry dog. 20 X 24 Dorothea Browne o/c of farm buildings. 28 X 38 A. Lenhart 19th c. woodland landscape with stream. 1918 John Hawkins 20 X 30 o/c of breakers. 30 X 24 20th c. o/c of pensive young woman at seaside with ship set at sea. 18 X 24 John Neal o/c of Perkins Cove, ME street scene.
Decorative 19th c. landscapes and portraits. R. Valentine Gray 1973 applique and oil of Harpswell (ME) Meeting House. Japanese watercolor scroll (sign) and framed work. 10 ½ in. A. Cain signed sculpted brass plaque depicting dead gamebirds. 20th c. works by western artists, Justin Tso, David Chethlahe Paladin (1, 2) and Jacqueline Rochester. 12 in. V. Glinsky stone sculpture of reclining female nude. 20 X 25 Haskell and Allen litho., Fearnaught Stallions. Hagerman and Swann Chicago World’s Fair etchings. 15 X 21 Prang litho., Horses in a Storm. Etchings and prints by U. Romano, Richard Florsheim, George Schreiber and others. 1964 Hirschfeld folio.
TERMS OF SALE:Cash or approved check. Mastercard and Visa accepted. 15% Buyer’s Premium. 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. Food and refreshments available.
***ABSENTEE BIDS: Absentee bids close at 9:15 a.m. on auction day.
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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