Auction of Estate Antiques

The Goodwin Building

611 U.S. Route One

York, Maine

Saturday Morning, January 9, 2010 at SOLD

Full Auction Preview on Friday January 8th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.,

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

Or by Appointment

Auction Begins With an Hour of Sterling and Fancy Silver Plated Ware,

Followed Directly by Estate Antiques.

Offering a diverse selection of antiques and decorative accessories removed solely from private estates, collections and old households, featuring a large complement of select items from The Willowbrook Museum, Newfield, ME.

Preview by appointment is strongly suggested.

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EARLIER FURNITURE54 in. round walnut Queen Anne drop leaf table and another in maple, both on pad feet. 18th c. 54 in. two part Continental walnut cabinet with deep-carved mask and figural detail. Pair of English Chippendale mahogany side chairs on ball and claw feet with extensive carving. 18th c. Continental walnut three part folding screen (1, 2, 3, 4)with carved Latin inscription and armorial detail. 39 in. NH bow-front mahogany four drawer chest on French feet. 45 in. graduated four drawer mahogany chest on French feet. N.E. reeded leg one drawer Pembroke table. Fine N.E. mahogany candlestand over reeded post and spade feet. North Shore, MA snake foot candlestand with shaped oval top and other good candlestands. Shaped top MA mahogany card table on reeded legs with acanthus-carved detail. 37 in. Sheraton bow-front mahogany four drawer chest with acanthus-topped rope columns, the backboard signed Wertrime.

Early 19th c. 77 in. old red storage cupboard from the Chase family of Hanover, NH, having two raised panel doors and bone twist latches. 18th c. old green youth rocker and one in old red. 1811 decorated old grey deed box inscribed inside with Hyde Park (MA) Joseph Whitney family history. Numerous 18th  and 19th c. side and arm chairs of differing styles. 19th c. dapple grey rocking horse with carved features (detail). Two other later examples. Mt. Lebanon No. 7 rocker with quilt rail. 19th c. 38 in. storage box with striking paint decoration. 24 in. canted 18th c. sea chest with beckets. Several clerk’s desks on frame. 19th c. foldout maritime writing desk with interior drawers over two drawer base. 52 X 49 in. classical mahogany two over four drawer chest with heavily carved columns and talon feet.

VICTORIAN FURNITURERare 77 X 68 X 24 in. three section walnut cylinder secretary desk with side bookcases, having  good carved detail. 37 in. wide walnut cylinder secretary desk with bookcase top. 54 in. shaped marbletop sideboard with mirrored cabinets. Marbled turtle top table. 59 in. graduated seven drawer burl walnut tall chest. Seth Thomas long drop mahogany wall clock. Heavily carved openwork triple arch upholstered settee.  Marbletop Eastlake oak hall tree. Children’s furniture. Rare Flemish Art two door bookcase, splay leg table and side chair. Four section oak barrister bookcase.  Much occasional furniture.

125 lots of  ESTATE STERLING SILVER AND COLLECTOR QUALITY SILVER-PLATED WAREFull and partial sets of flatware. Good 18th and 19th c. serving utensils. Better name repousse and other serving pieces. Coffee and tea services. Personal accessories. Picture frames. Large single owner collection of rare forms of silver-plated ware. Figural, engraved and colorful glass-lined pieces, bride’s baskets, fancy footed compotes, fancy trays, jewelry and other fancy boxes, napkin rings, drinking vessels, candelabra, fancy butters, castors and condiments. Much more of interest. All silver will be sold between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. 

ESTATE AND COSTUME JEWELRY:  Lady’s Hamilton platinum and diamond wristwatch. Squash blossom necklace. Small selection of gold and sterling jewelry and interesting lots of Victorian and later costume jewelry. Fraternal jewelry and presentation medals.

OLD LIGHTING: “The Humphrey” hanging four burner gas fixture. Hanging angle lamp. Extra fancy cast iron and bronze five candle wall sconce. Pair of stylish early 20th c. mirrored three light candle sconces with eagle head mounts. Pr. Kosmos Brenner colored glass fluid lamps with painted maidens and fancy shades. Unsigned 8 in. conical irrid. art glass fixture (2, 3). Good 19th and 20th c. table lighting.

OLD TOYS AND DOLLSFramed 1889 McLoughlin Bros. City of Worcester sidewheeler picture puzzle with orig. box. St. Claus, Dealer in Good Things child’s paint-decorated toy wagon. Assorted Victorian toys and accessories. Early Lionel pressed steel locomotive, cars and buildings. Jolly N. banks (lot. 193, Lot. 448) and misc. still banks. Second period cast iron toys. Steam toy with tradesman working with attached tools. Old Matchbox toys in boxes. Children’s toy furniture. 43 X 40 X 25 in. 20th c. dollhouse (detail). Older and later dollhouse furniture. Dressed 18 in. Simon and Halbig and 11 1⁄2 in. Steiner (attrib.) doll. Small trunk of old doll clothing and shoes. Child-size German and Singer sewing machines. Native American Inuit doll.

TEXTILES, VINTAGE CLOTHING AND RUGS58 X 41 in. late 19th c. Navajo wearing blanket and Navajo rugs. Good 1881 and 1888 crazy quilts. Needlework samplers, including Hannah Harding’s 17 x 12.5 in. graphic and colorful 1826 depiction of Mary, Joseph and child. Old bed and table linens. Lace and trims. Ladies’ colorful and lacy white Victorian dresses (1, 2, 3). Ladies’ hats and shoes. Men's Fraternal Hats.

Selection of small size ORIENTAL RUGS (1, 2, 3, 4) and runnersOLD COUNTRY STORE FURNISHINGS AND  ADVERTISING: 66 in. standing Enterprise cast iron store coffee grinder. “Royal” counter top electric coffee grinder (2). Rare 15 ft. gilt-lettered store sign: “The Women’s Shop”. “Through the Rye” 5 cent, Robert Burns 10 cent cigar and other paper, wood and metallic advertising signs. Fine 20 drawer walnut store spool cabinet. 18 drawer Eureka walnut store spool cabinet. 80 drwr. octagonal store hardware cabinet on 9 drwr. rectangular base. Metal-lined Hires barrel-form store dispenser. Counter dispensers. Hough’s Security Cash Recorder. Wm. G. Bell store butcher block on turned legs. Decorated tin “Portable Pantry”. Victorian decorated store tins, incl. gunpowder, coffee (2, 3, 4) tea, etc. Advertising tins, boxes and novelties. Set apothecary drawers for E. Lilly’s “Crude Drugs”. Other sets of store drawers. Cased gold assay and other scales. Ceramic lined metallic water cooler.

FIRE AND MARITIME: Silverplated fire trumpet (detail) presented to Auburn (ME) Excelsior Co. No. 2 from City of Lewiston, July 4, 1866. 19th c. leather fire buckets, old fire helmets and brass nozzles. Samuel Thaxter (Boston) sextant. Old telescopes. Four good  boat models, including the yachts Athene (first yacht through the Panama Canal) and Mischief. Ship’s steam whistle, brass propellers, bells, anchors and tackle blocks. 12 in. bone fid. Mounted display of harpoons. Eel and fish spears. F.W. Lincoln boat compasses. C.L. Whitehouse (Farmington, NH) boxed compass (detail). U.S.L.H. hanging shipboard library cabinet. John Bliss taffrial log. Port, starboard and mast head lights. Caulking mallets and early iron shipboard edge tools. 

ANTIQUE ACCESSORIESShaker Seeds box, screw-based Shaker apple peeler, Hart and Shepard order form for Canterbury made goods and distinctive horsehair brush. Weaving and spinning accessories. Harry Shourds shorebird. Measures, firkins, baskets and woodenware. Early fireplace oven, spit jack and other metallic household accessories. Sharp’s 1852 model carbine (2). E.W. Chapin’s gold-tipped walking stick (Sec’y. of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson). Early Japanese equestrian stirrups (2, 3). 2 1⁄2 in. signed bronze Buddha (detail). Selection of Louis Vuitton luggage and smaller personal accessories. Early fencing outfit.

Collection of good cast iron DOORSTOPS. Collection of over 100 silver-plated and other coffin plates (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), many mounted in frames, to be sold as a collection. Featherlight sewing machines.

ESTATE CHINA AND GLASSWAREGood Staffordshire figurines. Large ornamental ceramic foo dogs. 19th c. Oriental and bronze vases (1). Canton baskets. Partial sets of dinner china. Early Rose Medallion teapot. Decorated 19th c. stoneware. Fine family group of best quality large crystal bowls and vases. Rare set of Egyptian motif pressed glassware.

Small selection of ESTATE BOOKS, including Capen’s Oology of N.E. Good trade cards and greeting card album.

OLD PHOTOGRAPHY AND CAMERASHalf plate Ambrotype of mill from Easton, MA home, possibly the Ames Shovel Works. 1890’s whole plate Diapositive of the White House. Misc. family photography. Century No. 6 Daguerreotype camera on rolling stand, having the mark of A. Laverne, Paris, C.H. Codman, Boston, Sale Agents. Selection of old large format cameras. Postcard camera. Exposure plate holders and glass plates. Old enlarging equipment. Photographic advertising ephemera.

OLD PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND SCULPTURE: 10 X 8 in. Ugo Casanuova Venezia o/c still life of fruit and wine. G. M. Hathaway sketchbook of 53 orig. drawings. 40 X 30 in. U.D. Tenney portrait of an American Naval officer. 13 1⁄2 X 19 1⁄2 in. J.A. Fraser w/c landscape with mountain. 16 X 24 in. indistinctly signed Dutch w/c landscape. 10 X 14 1⁄2 in. A Buchterkirch Bahamas street scene and others. Pair of 27 X 22 in. 19th c. portraits of Capt. David Ives and Polly Ives, founders of the Cong. Church near Westfield, MA. 15 1⁄2 X 24 1⁄2 in. 1881 Kate W. Newhall o/c, In the Gorge, New Plainfield, NY. 15 1⁄2 X 26 1⁄2 in. 1882 Kate W. Newhall o/c lake scene with fisherman. 13 1⁄2 X 11 1⁄2 in. J.F. Bland o/c of fishing boats at Scarborough (UK). 15 1⁄2 X 12 1⁄2 in. Zao-Wou-Ki 1956 w/c, Eruption (detail). 18 1⁄2 X 17 1⁄2 in. Zao-Wou-Ki untitled litho., 59/140. 21 X 17 in. 1950 Rufino Tamayo litho., 37/100, Two Women. 21 X 17 in. R. Tamayo untitled litho. of seated figure, 44/100. 19 1⁄2 X 29 1⁄2 in. E.F. Lincoln o/c of ship near the shore. Two 5 X 16 in. L.K. Harlow landscape watercolors. 15 X 22 in. Munsey Seymour w/c of fisherman by a river. 15 1⁄2 X 23 1⁄2 in. William Langley w/c beach scene. 13 1⁄2 X 20 in. T.M. Moscin w/c of pond in a forest. 13 1⁄2 X 29 1⁄2 in. U. Toyokuni triptych woodblock (2) of Kabuki play with inscription en verso. Charles Dodge w/c of decaying old house. R. Aureli bronze of boy with ball (detail 1, 2). E. Anthony w/c of regatta. Sel. of Art Nouveau prints. Other art work of interest.

TERMS OF SALE: Cash or approved check. Mastercard and Visa accepted. 15% 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 Frankie & Johnny’s Restaurant, Cape Neddick, 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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