Auction of Estate Antiques

The Goodwin Building

611 U.S. Route One

York, Maine

Saturday Morning, March 21, 2009

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Previews March 20th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

From 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on the Day of Sale

Or by Appointment

Offering a diverse selection of antiques and decorative accessories removed solely from private collections, estates and old households. Featured this sale are items of note from the Rollins family of Concord and Rollinsford, NH and an old Boston family who later settled in York Harbor, ME. A listing of all auction lots by category may be downloaded. Preview by appointment is strongly suggested.

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FURNITURE FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIESRare James Chas. Cole, Rochester (NH) signed tall case clock in original finish with fruit painted dial, having descended in the family of his apprentice, Enoch Hoyt Nutter. 39 in. grain-painted four drwr. chest on bracket base. Four drwr. Hepplewhite flame birch chest. 48 X 36 in. one door old red storage cupboard on arched base. Small tapered leg stand with tiger maple grained drawer front. Early 19th c. compartmented old red slant lid clerk’s desk on turned legs. Distinctive 83 X 30 in. framed early floral oil panel on leather from the Rollins family. Two Rollins family bird and floral decorated early 19th c. dome top storage boxes (detail 1, 2) Decorated deed box lined with 1823 Concord, NH newspaper (detail 1, 2). Set  of eight spice drawers in old paint. G. Brown stamped set five thumb-back side chairs.

OTHER EARLIER FURNITURE: Early 19th c. 40 in. cherry grad. four drwr. chest on reeded legs with bird’s eye drwr. fronts and eagle inlaid front skirt. Early 19th c.  46 in. figured mahogany sideboard on reeded legs. 41 in. Sheraton mahogany four drwr. chest with turreted acanthus and reeded columns. Pair of  24 in. oval early 19th c. mirrors with carved eagle crests and candle cups. Stately early 19th c. PA figured mahogany and maple gentleman’s chest with the chalk mark of H. Shook. 18th c. mahogany tea table with 33 in. molded dish top over bird cage and pad foot base. 18th c. David Fleming, Shadwell-London tall clock with urn and floral painted dial. 18th c. old finish pine slant lid clerk’s desk on box stretcher base. Late 18th c. N.E. maple five drwr. bracket base chest. Early 19th c. maple and pine four drwr. chests. Good one and two drwr. N.E. pine blanket chests. 18th c. PA bracket-based walnut blanket chest. Heavily acanthus-carved early 19th c. two drwr. work table on four legs with talon feet. Talon foot tip stand with acanthus carving. First and second period demilune card tables. 19th c. hunter, dogs and game motif enamel tip stand (detail). Early 19th c. needlepoint and leather upholstered armchairs. 80 X 43 in. canted open top stepback pine cupboard. Open top pine corner cupboard with blue-green interior underpaint. Hepplewhite and bracket-based  pine two drwr. blanket chests. 18th and 19th c. blanket and storage boxes. Sets of spice and watchmaker’s drwrs. Empire mahogany sleigh end crib. Pair and trio of Windsor bowback side chairs. Early steepletop andirons and others. Arts & Crafts firetools. Fireplace fenders. T. E. Burleigh, Winchester, MA banjo clock.

VICTORIAN FURNITURE77 X 57 in. mahogany bookcase over drwrs. with Gothic arch glazed panels and carved detail. 89 X 47 in. walnut bookcase over cabinet base. Multi-drwr. walnut writing desk with bookcase top. 40 in. walnut bookcase with cabinet base. 79 in. walnut-framed pier mirror. Sets of good nesting tables. Standing 1912 Pat. oak-cased Edison Grafanola. Edison cylinder  player with two horns. Six drwr. oak lingerie chest. Labeled four drwr. spool chest. Good occasional furniture. Folky ship diorama. Rare copper W. B. Berry, Boston, labeled “Red Hot” roasted peanut apparatus and separate hot dog steamer (detail).

ACCESSORIESSmall sel. of OLD FIREARMS AND MILITARY items, to be sold at 10:00 a.m. Listing may be downloaded HERE. Post-1898 firearms will be transferred to the new owner through Britannia Sporting Arms, Portsmouth, NH.  This category includes Frank Hoskins’ Span. Amer. War uniform parts, inscribed sidearm, photos and accessories. Large assortment of ESTATE SILVER18th  through 20th c. flatware, hollow-ware, serving utensils and table, desk and personal accessories. Chaudron, Tiffany, Jensen, Gorham, R. B. Blanchard and more. Some unusual forms included, such as a fine five piece Crichton Bros. tea service with acorn finials. Set of four matching petal-based candlesticks. Assortment of pewter ware. Selection of ESTATE JEWELRY: Gold, sterling and gemstone jewelry, watches and old costume jewelry. John Leslie (Ottawa), Golay-Leresche, James Reed (London, c. 1743) and other pocketwatches. Cartier wristwatch. Boxed pair of European gold, diamond and enamel figures (detail). More of interest. ESTATE CHINA, POTTERY AND GLASSWAREFine Dresden figural group. Large set of Persian pattern brown and white transferware. Early Staffordshire, Canton, flow blue, Mulberry, white ironstone, Roseville, Scheier, mocha, Toby, Sevres (detail 1, 2, 3) redware, yellow ware. 18 in. decorated Zanesville jug with twist handles. Decorative 20th c. Italian ceramics. Good decorated stoneware. Sandwich tiebacks. Christmas lights. Art glass light shades. Fancy candle lustres. Victorian decorative glass and china.

MISC. INTERESTING ACCESSORIES: Cased 12 1/2 X 11 in. Napoleonic Prisoner of War bone ship model of the H.M.S. Glory. Framed early English needlework of woman by Ludlow Castle. Simon Nowell’s 1807 leather fire bucket (detail). Jeanette Pollock’s 1794 Adam & Eve needlework sampler. One owner collection of over 200 old decorative brass, glass and metallic DOOR KNOBS, to be sold in 23 lots directly after old books, early in the sale- View Door knob Lots Here. Highlights include one depicting Robert E. Lee, four with the MA state seal, oriental and bird motif and much more. Collection of children’s Victorian cook stoves. Overland Flyer toy train with two locomotives. Early steam toy. Old woodworking and farm tools. Fancy Victorian baby buggy. Interesting seashell art. Boxed 14 1⁄2 in. diam. cast metal carnival gaming wheel with hand-painted running horses and other decoration. 19th c. Russian and Greek icons. Arabic headdress (detail 1, 2) with 1908 coin border. Eight tune Swiss music box. Early baskets and woodenware. Three Shaker oval boxes. Old household tinware and tin lighting. Maine duck decoys. Carved miniature birds (1, 2). Game boards. Decorated toleware. Wide variety of interesting old desk accessories. C. G. King, Boston, surveying instrument. Selection of old railroad badges and hat devices. Victorian table lighting and mirrored sconces. Old quilt pieces and sewing items. Good selection of large and small sized ESTATE ORIENTAL RUGS. Good paisley. Portsmouth, NH Masonic garb. Steiff  and early Mickey Mouse hand puppets.

OLD BOOKS, PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY: A fine selection of books collected by a prominent old Boston family, with additions (details 1, 2, 3, 4). Complete listing may be downloaded HERE. Books to be sold directly after old firearms, early in the sale. Highlights include: Catlin’s 2 vols. 1841 North American Indians as well as the 1926 edition. Perry’s Expedition. to Japan. Stuart’s Naval Steamers and Dry Docks. Signed John Adams book with warm sentiment. Weale’s Rudimentary Treatises. Pepys’s Diary. Coggeshall’s History of American Privateers. Much more of interest. May/June, 1797 issues of the Baltimore Daily Advertiser. Assorted 1844-1864 issues of the Boston Morning Journal, et. al. Harrison/Morton political ribbons. Lincoln and McKinley buttons. 1856 Strafford Co., NH rolled map. 1963 Harry Truman letter. 1906 personal letter to Mamie Marsh (Mrs. William Fitzhugh) from Calif. bank officer describing her losses during the great April 18th San Francisco fire. Old Mabel Normand photos, letters and ephemera. Good travel paper. Good post cards and trade cards, loose and in albums. 42 X 28 in. The Great Victorina Troupe sword-swallowing act poster. Misc. advertising and pinbacks. Large selection of early portrait photography, singles and in albums, including that from the early Worster family of Eliot, ME. Abe Lincoln CDV (detail). Framed Edw. Fox photos of The Sycamore from the series, The Anatomy of Foliage.

OLD PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND SCULPTURE29 1/2 X 44 1/2 in. Edw. Moran, 1860, signed marine o/c of shipwreck, ex-collection of Mr. G.V. Smith. 19 1/2 X 23 1/2 in. A. J. Bogdanove o/c of a Maine island coastal view. 13 x 19 in. G.W. Badger o/c of trout. 14 X 22 in. LaPira signed watercolor and gouache of fishermen in a boat before Vesuvius. 13 X 18 1/2 in. Emanuele Brugnoli (1859-1944) signed w/c of stately Venetian buildings beside the water. 16 X 25 in. (Edme Francois) Ricois, 1837,  landscape o/c of country estate with people by the road. Unsigned 21 X 27 in. pastel thought to depict the Fitzhugh children, the work having descended in that noted Maryland family and having hung in the Fitzhugh home on property now called Camp David. Fine 60 X 16 in. Rob’t D. Wilkie (1828-1903) signed floral o/c view with birds (detail 1, 2, 3,). 10 in. oval Gideon Bradbury floral still life. Two small Wilkie watercolors depicting Dickens Bleak House caricatures. 27 X 23 1/2 in. 19th c. oil on wood panel of Mr. Estabrook, rel. to the Rollins family of NH. Early 22 X 27 in. European coastal o/c with merchants.23 1/2 X 17 1/2 in. Enoch Bolles swimsuit beauty orig. illustration, Port O’ Dreams, for 1925 Film Fun magazine. Early 32 X 24 in. o/c of gentleman by a window, a copy of an old master style. Gordon Rollins oil of palms and plants. Early 26 1/2 X 22 in. o/c copy of a Van Dyck self portrait. 18 X 30 in. A. F. Bunner (1841-1897) landscape o/c with farmhouse. 11 X 20 in. Hiram Bloomer landscape o/c with mountains. 19th c. 29 X 24 in. o/c portrait of NH gentleman. 18 X 36 in. Wm. Ehrig seascape o/c. 13 1/2 X 15 1/2 in. Rupert Lovejoy o/b, fishing Schooner in Port. 8 1/2 X 14 1/2 in. James F. Hind two sided coastal watercolor (otherside). Corasick abstracts. 13 1/2 X 19 1/2 in. G. A. Wentworth o/c still life of apples by a hat. R. Kerner oil of old man smoking a pipe. Frank S. Herring portrait of lady in a red dress. 27 X 39 in. unsigned o/c of family near a cottage in winter. D. C. French dog sculpture (detail) Sel. of bronze animal sculpture. 18th c. Dan’l Orme and Wm Woollett historical engravings. Edw. Borein Western prints (1, 2). Frank Benson etching, Geese Over a Marsh. F. Cozzens racing prints. A. R. Burt proof impression of Lord Nelson. Timothy Cole eng. of Jefferson. Curriers, Baillies, Kelloggs, Sawyers, Nuttings, et. al (details 1, 2).

TERMS OF SALE: Cash or approved check. Mastercard and Visa accepted. 12% Buyer’s Premium. 5% ME Sales Tax applies to all purchases without copy of current resale exemption certificate. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission. ** Absentee bids close at  9:30 a.m. on auction day. Sale catered by Through the Grapevine Caterers, Eliot, ME.

DIRECTIONS:  From I-95, take Exit 7 (The Yorks) and follow to U.S. Rte. One. Take left on U.S. Rte. One and follow 2/10 mi. to the Goodwin Building on the right at the corner of Raydon Rd. SEE MAP


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