Auction of Estate Antiques

Saturday Morning, April 10, 2010 S O L D

Full Auction Preview on Friday April 9th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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

or by Appointment beginning April 1st

ESTATE ANTIQUES from numerous East Coast estates, private collections and old households, featuring important furniture, historic paper, correspondence and photography from the historic Fessenden and Dana families of Portland, Maine. Also offered, a collection of over twenty antique bicycles and accessories from The Willowbrook Museum, Newfield, Maine.

BICYCLES will be sold beginning at 10:00 a.m. PRICES REALIZED

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FURNITURE: The Fessenden/Dana family American Federal Period mahogany secretary desk, the form depicting the influence of the Seymour family of cabinetmakers, measuring 89 X 39 X 19 ½ in., having figured mahogany paneling and interior drawers (See The Magazine Antiques, January, 1922, p. 30, for similar example), the desk accompanied by a 19th c. photograph of the piece in the living area of the Dana residence on Spring St. in Portland. 42 in. Sheraton bowfront mahogany deck top four drawer chest with pineapple and acanthus carved rope columns over diminutive turned feet, having the chalk signature of S.P. Howes, 112 Merrimac St., Lowell, Mass. Chauncey Boardman Portsmouth armchair (See Jobe’s fig. 97B). Early 19th c. reeded leg two part mahogany dining table. 19th c. 70 in. inlaid mahogany sideboard on tall reeded legs. Giltwood Federal mirrors with carved cornucopia panels. Demilune Federal card table on tapered legs.

Two drawer English mahogany writing table with medial shelf and foldout top. 80 in. Empire mahogany sideboard. Good 32 in. Empire center table. 48 in. 19th c. tall PA five drawer figured cherry chest on turned legs. 18th c. one drwr. pine blanket chest. 38 in. Q. A. highboy base with shell-carved drawer. Twenty-two 19th c. same style thumb-back side chairs from local old public building. Tall walnut glazed door bookcase. Fancy carved German wall clock. 39 X 32 in. fancy tramp art picture frame. Fancy Victorian rattan baby carriage. Five drwr. spool cabinet. Round oak china cabinet. Good 19th and early 20th c. tables, stands and occasional furniture. Primitive and Chip. style wing chairs (1). Fancy oval marbletop side table. Fancy twig stand and more.

ACCESSORIES: Good selection of OLD STERLING flatware, tea sets, serving pieces and interesting accessories by Tiffany, Kirk, Gorham, Caldwell, et. al. OLD CHINA AND GLASSWARE: Decorated Lowestoft tea service. Scenic blue Staffordshire. Good brown transfer. Mulberry. Flow blue. Early Satsuma covered jar with Foo dog mount. Early sponge tankard. Coronation china. Roy. Doulton figures. Goebel nativity group. Rare tree-form design 20 in. Weller umbrella. Good Roseville. Decorated stoneware. Pre-Columbian pottery (Lot. 59, - Lot. 60 side 1, side 2, - Lot. 61 side 1, side 2 - Lot. 62 1). Tiffany Aurene (1). Better cut crystal serving pieces.

ANTIQUE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Good desk accessories. 9 in. Vienna bronze tiger and other bronze items. British and other toy metallic farm and other figures. Ladies’ fancy decorated boxes and accessories. Small Enterprise coffee grinder. Fraternal medals. 5 3⁄4 in. cast iron baseball player still bank. Good animal doorstops. Fine relief-carved mahogany plaques depicting lions, carved in 1893 by Lewis Lavonier, Oswego, NY. Old red painted trencher. Small sets of table top drawers, one grain-painted set. McLoughlin Yale-Princeton Football board game and others. Marx litho’d. tin “Busy Bridge” toy. Cast lead garden ornaments, including lion mask fountain head. Old wooden shaft golf clubs. Samurai and Amer. Naval SWORDS and bayonets. Confederate “Whitworth bolt” projectile. Kukri and other edge weapons.

OLD LIGHTING: Unsigned Arts & Crafts table lamp with tree-form base and 22 in. mosaic shade, given to a NJ couple at their 1914 wedding. Other slag, alabaster and reverse-painted table lamps of the same period. Brass Harvie NAUTICAL “Anchor” lantern and good boxed compasses. 1947 RED SOX team baseball (team member signatures).

RUGS, TEXTILES AND VINTAGE CLOTHING: Older prayer rug and another scatter rug. Early floral and scenic hooked rugs. Paisleys (signature), coverlets, misc. world textiles and linens. 1943 satin wedding dress. Lady’s colorful Victorian outfit. Raccoon coat and man’s alpaca wool overcoat. Selection of estate gold, sterling and costume JEWELRY, including fancy mourning bracelet with framed portrait miniature of female child. Misc. DOLL clothing and accessories. Small bisque dolls. Old cloth black dolls. Set of home-made Punch and Judy character puppets.

Fine PLAINS INDIAN BEADED CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES, descended to present owner from an old Philadelphia family.

OLD PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Large lot of paper and photography relating to the important Portland, Maine families of Fessenden and Dana, separated by category into reasonable lots. Early preview of this family’s material is encouraged. Interesting lot of 128 letters written between 1861 and 1864 by John Winchester Dana, 12th ME Reg. of Volunteers, rising from Sgt. Major to Captain, describing battles, events and experiences. Synopses of these and other Dana Civil War Period letters can be downloaded here. Dana genealogical records, family history, personal letters, political, legal and college-related paper and portrait photography are also offered. Included is a rare 6th pl. daguerreotype of John Dana reading a newspaper. Another lot of letters (Synopses lot. 581) regards topics of Charlestown SC 1787, slavery (1, 2, 3), the South, annexation of Texas w/ slavery issues (pg.1, 2, 3, 4) and early settlement of the Wisconsin Territory w/ handrawn map (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), letter mentioning Frederick Douglas speech. Also offered are the speeches, correspondence and papers of Wm. Pitt Fessenden, Secretary of the Treasury under Lincoln, including a published opinion, entitled Impeachment of the President, delivered in the U.S. Senate on May 11,1868 in defense of President Johnson. Two Senate Gallery admission tickets for the Impeachment of the President. State of Maine and U.S. Gov’t. documents relating to the Dana and Fessenden families.

AUTOGRAPHED PAPERS, including those by Daniel Webster (detail 1), James Buchanan (another), Joshua Chamberlain, American novelest Winston Churchill (2), Hannibal Hamlin, Maine Governors and Congressmen and many others. 1867 Henry Clay personal letter (regarding the death of his son). Complete listing of signers may be downloaded HERE. Another person’s collection of autographs of musicians and performers, including Vallee, Ellington and Calloway. Lot of fine early portrait photography from the Hacker, Mifflin and Earle families of Salem, Philadelphia and Worcester. Lot of misc. Civil War portrait photography (part of Lot. 330 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

Ledger of approx. 100 early 20th c. transcribed letters, many of them from Ellis Island, written by a Russian man determined to gain asylum in America. Four original photographs taken by famous early 20th c. Maine photographer, Chansonetta Stanley Emmons. Large single lot of post cards. 19th c. dissected map of NH. Early scenic glass slides.

OLD BOOKS: Good selection of estate books, including fine leatherbounds. Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Drake’s White Mountains. Regional books on New York subjects. Jewett and Hall’s Stately Homes of England. Bigland’s 1844 History of Birds, Fishes, Insects and Reptiles. Jasper’s Birds of America. Francis’ A Book on Angling. Whitehead’s 1891 Camp-Fires of the Everglades and much more of interest.

OLD PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND SCULPTURE: Fine portrait miniatures, including one of female child mounted on mourning bracelet, pretty young girl in a lady’s brooch and early image of Luke Ashburner of Boston. 5 1⁄2 in. bronze goose, signed I. Bonheur. 20 X 16 in. 19th c. o/c portrait of smiling young gentleman. 18 X 24 in. colorful o/c of European lakeside with onlookers. A. Buchterkirch Bahamian scene watercolors (1, 2, 3, 4). C. 1900 16 X 34 in. w/c of stagecoach with occupants (detail 1, 2) 1868 V. Feuchere w/c of family approaching Oswego Depot (NY). 48 X 24 in. ink drawing of men dreaming. Two large casein abstracts by 20th c. artist, Lucile Evans (one, two). 18th c. Italian scenic color engravings. Japanese woodblocks. Nuttings and early bird-hunting prints.

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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