Offering a diverse selection of antiquities removed solely from New England estates, collections and old households.
Fine 20th c. stringed and wind instruments belonging to Ruth Leach, accomplished player of the viola da gamba, performer of early music in New York City during the revival of that style from the 1950's forward and member of the Board of Directors of New York Pro Musica and The New York Consort of Viols. Complete listing available by mail, fax or downloaded from our web-site. Viewing of instruments by appointment before July 12th. Musical instrument page here
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FURNITURE: Labeled Judson Blake, President Street, Providence, RI, American Empire mahogany card table, the top having canted corners over acanthus-carved pedestal and hairy-carved legs with articulated brass paw feet. Rope leg mahogany card table with bird's-eye panels. North Carolina walnut corner cupboard on bracket base with brass hardware. Figured fruitwood graduated 4-drwr. chest on turned legs with tiger maple banding. Early English mahogany lowboy. Deep dropleaf cherry table on turned legs. Cherry 4 drwr. bachelor's chest. 19th c. tripod candlestand, the top paint-decorated with fountain, exotic birds and flowers. Other 19th c. stands of differing styles. 66 X 39 in. black and red grain-painted cupboard. Empire bureaus, card tables and breakfast tables. Talon foot Empire mahogany dressing table. Mahogany cellarette on turned legs. Federal wire and brass fire screen. Country furniture, including 2 drwr. pine blanket chest, dry sink with high splash, hooded cradle and child's cupboard. 74 X 48 in. bowfront mahogany china cabinet with fluted columns and carved center panel.
Full-sized faux bamboo and bird's-eye maple bed with the carved initials of its original Boston area owner, Stephen P. Knox, descending in his family. 19th c. Japanese Geisha "Missy Box", or dressing mirror. Unmarked 47 in. octagonal top pine chair table, thought to be a Wallace Nutting piece by its similarity to Plate 1768 in Furniture Treasury. Philadelphia style Centennial tripod tip table with elaborately carved base. 49 X 37 in. leaded glass bookcase. Oak and mahogany barrister bookcases. Fancy marble top side table. Bird's-eye maple princess dresser, another mirrored dresser and lady's desk. Fine serpentine form upholstered early Victorian settee. Other fine upholstered Victorian furniture. Inlaid mahogany cheval mirror. Duncan Phyfe style and Chippendale ball foot dining tables. Carved European ball and claw foot armchairs. Carved camphor chest. 20th c. paint-decorated furniture. 3-fold decorative screen with exotic birds. Victorian and other good dining furniture. Mahogany bedroom furniture. Good 20th c. stepback glazed top cupboard. Selection of Victorian walnut and other decorative mirrors of differing style. Selection of better picture frames. Victorian children's and occasional furniture. Goyard travel trunk.
ACCESSORIES: Late 19th c. carved and polychromed ornamental eagle, measuring 19 1/2 in., with American flag and holding banner with remains of inscription of a store selling "Provisions and Clothing", the eagle found in the basement of that Boston area store decades ago and descending in a local family. 20 in. early 20th c. totem with atypical animals, each with pencilled personality attributes on the reverse. Seashell art gift boxes. Old homemade model of offshore rum vessel. Unusual 11 in. Art Nouveau bronze vase, with the artist's mark, Vavra, the body having three slightly differing faces of a flowered maiden below a dragonfly top. Good selection of Victorian Christmas ornaments and figural novelties, including Santa candy container.
Old hooked rugs and burlap patterns. Later room-sized hooked rug. ESTATE ORIENTAL RUGS, including room-sized Sarouks, smaller graphic Caucasian, Hamadans, etc. Ingrain carpeting. 1931 (W.D.P., Ltd.) Vogue dancing Mickey/Minnie pillow cover. Vienna bronze and other metallic and china animals. Snow babies. Magnifying glass with elaborately carved bone handle with rabbits and mice. 7 in. beaded Apache papoose cradle. Elaborate Tiffany Studios (1600 series) jeweled 7-piece bronze desk set and a 6-piece Heintz sterling on bronze desk set. Other desk accessories. Vanderbilt "Locomobile" trophy. Victorian gold, gemstone, sterling and costume ESTATE JEWELRY: Diamond and sapphire brooch and bar pin. Diamond and opal lady's ring. Gold link bracelet and Tiffany wedding ring and jeweled guard. Masonic and other fraternal jewelry. Good men's and ladies' gold watches, incl. lady's Girard Perregaux. Early 19th c. samplers. Poland Water, Log Cabin and Townsend's Sarsaparilla and other bottles. Old country woodenware. Good selection of unusual form needle cases and pin cushions, including theorem-painted velvet examples. Other fine SEWING ITEMS, including 18th and 19th c. sewing boxes and miniature baskets, tape measures and sewing tools. Chinese export sewing box with accessories. Chinese Export tea caddy.
OLD TEXTILES AND VINTAGE CLOTHING: Colorful flower basket quilt top and other quilts and tops. Old homespuns. Good estate linens, lace, embroidery and trims. Two colorful Mandarin Chinese hats, one psbly. worn by member of the judiciary. Embroidered and other Victorian dresses, tops, bonnets, shoes and accessories. Good STERLING silver serving pieces, utensils and accessories, including Jensen, Kirk, Sanborn, Gorham, and other makers. Silverplated ware.
Wide variety of ESTATE CHINA, ART POTTERY AND GLASSWARE, including blue Imari 12 1/2 in. basin, Boston scenic advertising calendars, Staffordshire, Limoges cider set, Vict. portrait vases, Meissen lamps, lacy German figurines, Hummels, etc. Miniature mocha. Assorted Sandwich glassware. Crystal serving pieces. Good Roseville and Scheier. Misc. stoneware.
OLD LIGHTING: Sandwich opaque white hand candlestick with etched chimney. Variety of Victorian table lighting. Early 20th c. electric wall lighting and sconces. Stylish old wrought iron bracket-hung outside electric lantern fixture. Plated angle lamp. Decorative old table lamps. Nautical lanterns. B&MRR long-handled torch. OLD CLOCKS: 51 in. wood-cased Boston style banjo clock with small oval glass in base box. 1973 Chelsea ship's clock. Victorian wall and shelf clocks. OUTSIDE SPORTING ITEMS: 16 ft. Henry Vaillancourt (Greenville, NH) birchbark canoe. Old wooden shaft golf clubs. Better snowshoes. Taffrail log and boxed compasses.
OLD PAPER, PHOTOGRAPHY AND BOOKS: U.S. Grant signature on 1865 Treasury Dept. paper, framed with Admission card to Gen. Grant's Obsequies and copy of photograph of him in uniform. Small lot of 1725-1732 accounts receipts for goods and services provided by and concerning merchant vessels docked in Piscataqua (Portsmouth, NH), some relating to Wm. Pepperrell and including the vessels The Mary and The Joanna (Capt. Andrew Pepperrell, Master). May 29, 1846 State of Maine Executive Dept. single-fold handbill appealing for volunteers in support of the war against Mexico. Old trade cards, advertising paper and novelties. Travel paper.
Sixteen graphic and colorful WWI POSTERS by illustrators such as Howard Chandler Christy, Walter Whitehead, John Norton, H.H. Green, James H. Daugherty,G. Beneker, Clyde Forsythe, A.F. Orr, Frederick Duncan, Raleigh, etc. Postcards., incl. old NH and ME albums. Old NH Fire Insurance Co. framed litho of Profile Mountain (and The Old Man of the Mountains). 1876 scrap album, incl. Centennial Memorial Declaration of Independence. Framed 34 X 34 in. 19th c. ink-drawn map of Arroostook County, ME. J.A. Paine's (as is) 1883 Chronol. Chart of Ancient, Modern and Biblical History. Assorted boudoir card photographs of old Plymouth, MA. Victorian family photo albums. Estate books, incl. large lot of early to mid-19th c. children's paper-bounds.
OLD PAINTINGS AND PRINTS: Otto H. Schneider 12 X 16 in. mountain landscape with train. Early 19th c. oil portrait of smiling gentleman. Simka Simkavitch 3 X 5 in. watercolor of Paris street scene with people. 12 X 26 in. L. Van Staaten European cityscape with river. 18 X 23 in. uninscribed sandpaper memorial. Serene 24 X 34 in. oil landscape with cows. . Parkhurst 16 X 26 in. oil of cove at Mt. Desert, ME. 16 X 13 in.Paul Hughes interior oil on canvas. 8 X 10 in. local rocky coastal oil on board. Primitive Buxton, ME 10 X 19 in. o/b of the Ch's. Thompson farm, by J.E. Coffin. Framed 2 in. oval miniature on porcelain of stylish Victorian lady. Harry Leith-Ross w/c of Lake Morey. Helen Cole w/c of Cleveland's Terminal Tower. Howard Murry 14 X 19 in. mountainscape w/c. Other good, but illegibly signed, works. 1757 engraving of Oswego on Lake Ontario. 1878 Bird's-eye View of National Soldier's Home at Togus, Maine. C. & I. View From Peekskill. The Parson's Christmas, 1903 print after E.S. Crawford painting. De Keyser etching of seated woman. 19th c. sailboat etchings, incl. America. 1907 Littig col'd. engraving of Univ. of NC. Sawyer and Nutting prints. Godey prints and books. Kellogg print The Fox Hunter. More of quality and interest.
TERMS OF SALE: Cash or check approved by auctioneer. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Twelve percent Buyer's Premium, discounted to ten percent when paid by cash or check. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission. Delivery available by separate arrangement. Sale catered by Life is a Party Catering.
DIRECTIONS: From Interstate Rte. 95, take Exit 4 (The Yorks) and follow to U.S. Rte. One. Take left on Rte. One and follow 2/10 mi. to Goodwin Building and tent on right.
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