Auction of Estate Antiques
Saturday, September 30, 2017 SOLD
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Selling a diverse selection of antiques, period and decorative accessories removed from estates, private collections and old households. This auction includes the fine collection of NH and other American furniture and accessories from the estate of Dr. John C. Kepper of Salisbury, NH, Also included is a fine old local collection of better Victorian furnishings and an old private collection of antique woodworking tools "Select photos" (1, 2, 3).
The sale will commence at 10:00 a.m. with the TOOL COLLECTION (77 lots, approx. 40 mins.). Download the tool catalog here.
EARLIER FURNITURE: Two 63 in. flat top Q.A. highboys, one with original January 18, 1797 mark on the back and the other with fan-carved center drawer. 54 X 36 five drawer maple tall chest on bracket base. Abel Hutchins, Concord, tall clock on cutout base, having string inlay. Another NH tall clock in birch on bracket base with bonnet rosettes. 96 in. David Weatherly, Phila., turned foot tall clock with rope-turned columns. 88 in. tall clock on small turned feet with floral dial, scroll crest and indistinct signature on back of works. 18th c. 52 X 61 in. tall blue-painted bench with shaped arms and developed cornice. Gilmanton, NH area tripod candlestand with acanthus-carved standard. Numerous other tripod candlestands and tapered leg stands, incl. figured maple and red-painted.
Numerous NH and other 18th c. banister-back armchairs and side chairs, incl. Portsmouth armchair. Early ladderback armchairs and rockers. Chippendale side chairs. 42 X 24 stretcher-based 18th c. one drwr. tap table with overhang. 17th and 18th c. storage boxes, incl. those with deep decorative carving or raised panel design. Small three slat ladderback Shaker rocker. Sheraton mahogany bow front four drawer chest on turned feet. Paint-decorated furniture, incl. 19th c. deck top Maine four drawer chest. Old red architectural cupboard and another raised panel example in natural finish. 64 X 32 open top stepback cupboard. 36 in. diam. stretcher-based hutch table. 7 ft. birch harvest table. 19th c. 95 X 34 Alfred, ME two piece woodworker’s bench over keyed stretcher base, having dovetailing. Louis XVI style gilded upholstered sofa and pair of armchairs.
VICTORIAN AND LATER FURNITURE: 72 in. fancy bow front leaded glass corner cabinet. Fine 36 in. heavily carved and inlaid mahogany fall front desk on paw feet. 40 X 27 mahogany library table on rope-twist base with lion’s head feet. Good hanging cabinets and wall clocks. 47 X 27 walnut flat top writing desk on carved base with columns. 65 X 47 two drwr. walnut bookcase with burl. Better 63 in. mirrored walnut hall tree with marble shelf. Pair 36 in. inlaid marble top storage cabinets. 19th c. mahogany full-sized bed with exceptional carved detail. Early 20th c. 77 in. Columbia mahogany tall clock. Two part mahogany cabinet with glazed top section over one drwr. base. 78 X 36 glass-paneled curio cabinet. Good 19th and early 20th c. occasional furniture. Good wall and table mirrors.
ACCESSORIES: Good selection of early woodenware, baskets and household metalware. 11 ½ in. burl bowl. Old wall and document boxes, incl. Michael Fellows’ old green document box with interior drwrs., Brentwood, NH. Two red Shaker berry pails. Post-Civil War blue wool military jacket (ROTC ?) and MHS marked kepi. Early Shamshir sword with scabbard and Japanese Wakizashi sword, etc. 4 in. diam. spoked engine room brass device (Open/Trim) from U. S. Submarine, S-4, sunk off MA 1927. Thomas S. Potwin’s 1887 presentation walking stick. Early wrought iron fireplace accessories and andirons, incl. rare forms. 23 ½ X 20 in. iron fireback and 19 X 17 in. heart-decorated example. Dr. Kepper’s large and varied personal collection of early American and other pewter tableware and lighting, incl. rare forms. Good doorstops. Varied sel. of decorative Victorian wall and table items. Stone fruit. Unusual C. G. Conn double bell brass horn. Pair 8 in. silver-plated ship models. Early mirrored sconces.
Large selection of ESTATE SILVER flatware, hollow-ware and accessories. .800 silver five piece tea/coffee service on .800 tray.
Large selection of gold, silver and gemstone ESTATE JEWELRY. Good sterling squash blossom necklaces and other Indian jewelry with turquoise and other stones. Baume & Mercier lady’s watch and other good watches. Pocket watches. Better costume jewelry.
Large selection of ESTATE CHINA, GLASS-WARE, POTTERY, TABLEWARE AND DECORATION. Early 6 in. Mocha Earthworm pitcher. Early utilitarian American redware. Chinese Export. Dragonfly and other blue-decorated stoneware. Fine 17 in. Capodimonti figural vase with elaborate painted design. 24 in. GIEN charger. Good sel. of fancy Victorian ceramics and glassware, decorative vases and tableware. Victorian decorative beadwork. Large lot of Mason’s ironstone dinnerware. Glit Island pottery.
OLD LIGHTING: Rare forged and wooden rush and candle table lighting. Standing 32 in. wooden candlestand on square base, having swing-arm candleholder. Fine selection of small pewter whale oil and other hand and table lamps. Glass and metallic whale oils. 57 in. marked Handel brass floor lamp. Many lamps with colored and reverse-painted shades. 27 in. table lamp on bronze library base, the 24 ½ in. stained glass shade marked Dale Tiffany. Good selection of decorative Victorian floor and table lamps. Tall and fancy silver-plated and brass pairs of table candelabra. Fancy and colorful hanging fixtures. Large single light student lamp.
FOLK ART: Pair of 13 in. painted leather fire buckets marked James W. Bliss. 11 in. Rye, NH fire bucket, inscribed, RAGGED NECK COTTAGE, 1899, with a painted image on the reverse of WHALEBACK LIGHT, so entitled. H. (Herbert) Randall, Seabrook, NH shorebirds and others. Fine merganser decoy. 46 X 67 hooked rug, entitled Time and depicting timepieces.
AMERICAN INDIAN: 19 in. beaded hide pipe bag. Dolorita Chavez and other San Domingo redware bowls. 13 ½ in . diam. Ortiz signed New Mexico hand drum. Onoka covered basket. Sel. of 20th c. sterling and other Indian jewelry with turquoise and other stones. Lot of arrow points.
OLD TOYS AND DOLLS: D. Duck Climbing Fireman windup. 5 in. Minnie Mouse figure. Japanese windups. A. Marseilles, Effanbee, and other dolls and doll bed. 7 in. Steiff Santa and Steiff animals.
ORIENTAL RUGS: Fine selection of rugs in many sizes. Photos with lot numbers and sizes may be viewed here.
EPHEMERA: Fowle’s 1771 Acts and Laws of New Hampshire, inscribed on the front leather cover, Nottinghamwest, 1772. The 1717 penned estate inventory of Noah Washbourne, Bridgewater, (MA). 1849 MA Proclamation broadside with mention of anti-slavery. 1882 Wells, ME Musicale adv. broadside. 1861 Portland, ME broadside concerning Civil War and Acceptance of Gov. Dana. 1882 Light and Truth broadside. 53 X 50 1908 Taft campaign textile representing Roosevelt’s support of him for office. Vintage framed Eastern Airlines posters. 36 X 24 1946 Boston Braves painted wood panel depicting Tommy Holmes on the field. Portsmouth, NH postcard albums.
OLD PAINTINGS AND PRINTS: 21 X 25 Charles Woodbury o/c depicting fishermen in the Perkins Cove, Ogunquit shore-scape, C. 1900. 21 X 26 Charles Woodbury o/c of Dog Head Rock, Ogunquit, ME, C. 1900. Pair of 30 X 25 framed H. Bayard Tyler oil portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Roswell A. Roberts, NY cotton merchants, C. 1890. White Mtns. and other unsigned scenic oils. John Laurent etching and lithographs. 20 X 16 Charles Erkau European landscape o/c. 13 ½ X 11 ½ portrait o/c of young man, possibly from the Terry Clock family.15 X 11 Barbara Armstrong, Ogunquit. drawings. Decorative older and later original works. 1866 Wm. Marshall proof engraving of Lincoln. Selection of color bookplates of birds and plants. Nutting prints. Japanese woodblocks. 20 X 31 colored print depicting Revolutionary War sea battle. Many 19th c. portrait silhouettes, some named.
TERMS OF SALE: Cash or approved check. Mastercard and Visa accepted. 17% 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. Absentee bids close at 9:30 a.m. on auction day. Phone bids close at 6:00 p.m. the day before the sale.
** PLEASE NOTE:
TELEPHONE BIDS: Phone Bids close on Friday, September 29th at 6:00p.m (the day before auction).
ABSENTEE BIDS: Absentee or Left bids close on Saturday, September 30th 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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