Auction of Estate Antiques

Saturday Morning, June 26, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Full Auction Preview on Friday June 25th 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 estates, private collections and old households from New England to Florida. Complete listing of auction sale lots by category may be downloaded.

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FURNITURE FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES:  NH three drawer blanket chest (detail 1, 2, 3) with center drop in old black paint over original red. Mid-19th c. tripod-based tip table from an old Barnstead, NH family, having fine original floral paint decoration with exotic birds. 18th c. old black ladderback armchair on button feet with pinwheel-incised hands. 31 in. oval blue stretcher-based tavern table. 42 in. NH pine and maple one drawer card table.

OTHER EARLY FURNITURE:  33 in. 18th c. mahogany tip table over birdcage base and better pad feet. Stately 19th c. acanthus-carved and reeded post mahogany bed (detail), the posts measuring 96 in. 40 in. 18th c. paint-decorated storage box with incised H.A. initials. Paint-decorated and other early side and armchairs. 18th c. youth chairs. C. 1900 craftsman-designed pine tall case clock with wooden works, the clock made by Charles Young, clockmaker and inventor, York, Maine (1855-1934) and descending in the Young family. 42 in. 18th c. paint-decorated storage trunk. Swedish mantle clock in orig. paint. Child-size old green kitchen cabinet and attached dry sink. Painted cat silhouette child’s rocker. 18th c. old black ladderback armchair with sausage-turned front stretchers. 40 X 28 in. stretcher-based one drawer tavern table. 48 X 33 in. pine 19th c. hutch table. Chinese Chippendale carved leg ottoman.  Mahogany dressing mirrors. 19th c. hanging pipe box. Initialed 19 1/2 in. brass-bound leather camphor storage box belonging to Geo. Augustus Talbot (1808-1885), New York clipper ship merchant of the firm, Talbot & Oliphant.

Crested Queen Anne mirror and others in two and three part giltwood form, including pair with theorem-painted panels. 53 in. upholstered 18th c. Continental bench with turned stretcher base. Carved and reeded leg N.E. Pembroke tables. Early 60 in. English bow front mahogany sideboard with urn and bellflower inlay. Other good 19th c. and early 20th c. sideboards. Several English Hepplewhite mahogany chests and fine two part English writing desk with drawers above and below. C. 1910 reeded leg inlaid card table. Early 20th c. Sheraton style upholstered settee. Rare and varied selection of Flemish Art furniture and accessories from an old Kingston, NH family. 83 X 60 in. two section seven drawer Victorian oak flat file with smaller drawers in top section. Unusual octagonal mahogany standing planter on pedestal base. Square top Lifetime #257 mission oak tabouret.  Three Edison cylinder  players with decorated Morning Glory horns, the cylinders being in a fitted case.

GARDEN FURNITURE:  Fine Victorian household and porch wicker furniture. Ten piece mid-20th c. scroll iron garden set.

ACCESSORIES: 26 1/2 in. French gilt and floral decorated vase. Pair of 17 1/2 in. flared and fluted rim 19th c. Japanese vases. Good Rose Medallion and  Canton. Lowestoft. Pair early salt glaze teapots. Capodimonte figural candlesticks. Pair 12 in. Japanese vases with eagles. 24 1/2 in. bird and butterfly decorated umbrella stand. Domed Chinese Export figural ivory chess set. Carved ivory 8 1/2 in. female figure with cats (detail) . Initialed 1826 powder horn. Minton, Tiffany Coalport, Royal Doulton and other fine china. Early blown spirits and peppersauce bottles. Etched flips. Much decorative colored glassware and occasional china. Collection of 29 ceramic invalid feeders. Unmarked Rookwood-type tulip decorated art pottery umbrella stand. Dedham Pottery, including Maude Davenport covered nappi. Rookwood 5 3/4 in. footed exotic bird tile. Decorated stoneware (1, 2).

ESTATE LINENS and the wedding dress worn in 1887 by Frances Cadwalader Elwyn of Philadelphia (with cabinet card photo). Attractive selection of Victorian beaded purses. Large button hook collection in multiple lots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Bone and other sewing items. Selection of 18th c. pewter, incl. basin and chargers. Federal brass and wire firescreen and good andirons. B&H cast andirons and tools. Collection of Delaware Tribe (Lenabe and Unami) arrowheads gathered on family property in Hatfield Township, PA. Decorative Japanese bronze objects (1, 2). 24 in. bronzed metallic vase in the graphic form of a fisherman pulling his net.

Large selection of STERLING flatware, tea sets, 18th through 20th c. serving and ornamental pieces, interesting accessories and lighting. Selection of gold, sterling, gemstone and costume ESTATE JEWELRY.

The expertly crafted mahogany and cherrywood wall cabinet of FINE TOOLS belonging originally to a violinmaker, including the finest and rarest examples of carving and finishing chisels, gouges and other tools, to be sold as a collection. Two other carpenter’s chests full of old tools. Additional large selection of over 150 mostly 19th c. wooden molding, special purpose and other hand planes and misc. tools, including a rare 18th c. socket chuck bit brace with thee bits. Fitted cobbler’s tool chest, lined with 19th c. Manchester, NH newspaper. Toledo No. 4652 “Counting” scale.

Three early 20th c. bench-mount STEAM ENGINES, used to drive other machinery, the larger engine accompanied with boiler and accessories and one upright example and one marked G.M. & Cie., Wurttenberg, No. 14.

MARITIME AND MILITARY: Good old sailboat and ship models. Cased T.S. Type “E” brass ship log and Cherub rotator. USN WWII commander and captain’s dress uniforms and sword. Riverside Arms 12g. shotgun. U.S. (BOYT)  30 in. leather rifle holster.

OLD LIGHTING: 44 in. 19th c. adjustable tin candlestand. Set 19th c. paint-decorated tin candle sconces. Exterior and interior kerosene lighting. Cloisonne, slag, oriental ceramic  and Arts & Crafts lamps.

Selection of large and small old oriental RUGS (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Four graphic Navajo rugs (1, 2, 3, 4) from family of collector, Frank Springer. 

OLD BASKETS AND WOODENWARE:  13 1/4 in. oval center handle lidded basket with Nantucket construction similarities. Double-handled 9 in. Shaker basket. Pair early 20th c. gathering baskets made by Elijah Lewis, York, ME. Wooden basket molds found in home with Elijah Lewis baskets. Carved grain shovel. Salmon-painted household ladder folding into single pole form (detail).Low country bench with cutout ends. 18th c. staved pine flagon. Three mortars in paint. Early wallpaper covered wooden band box. Early St. Nicholas tin chocolate mold (back). Early 24 X 15 in. L.Vuitton suitcase and later briefcase.

OLD TOYS AND DOLLS: 8 3⁄4 in. Clown on Globe cast iron mechanical bank and 8 1/4 in. Flatiron Building still bank. Mickey the Musician toy in box. Other Disney toys. Hopalong Cassidy lunchbox. Good cased German and French picture block sets. Elite Tool Chest for Boys. Cast iron child-size Royal cookstove. China head doll. Folk and other small dolls. Early Clarabell the clown doll (back). Early teddie.

FOLK ART:  6 in. sq. 1724 sampler. Carved old carousel horse, measuring 58 in. overall. 26 in. 19th c. wooden fish weathervane. 38 in. copper spreadwing eagle ornament. Metallic airplane vane. 41 in. decorated swordfish sword with hearts, etc. Graphic 19th c. game boards. Graphic hooked rugs, including 62 X 28 in. standing horse. Another depicting birds in flight. Maine surf scoter decoy. Eight Jess Blackstone carved miniature birds (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Four flat-carved and painted miniature birds on driftwood mount. 8 1/4 in. Inuit carved stone walrus. Pantry box inlaid with eagle and stars. Decorated E. Oxnard 1792, 1806 and another fire bucket.

OLD PAPER, BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHY:  Joseph Doe’s 1760’s Newmarket, NH merchant ledger with fancy first page of calligraphy. 1813-1820 Somersworth, NH merchant ledger. 1860’s Rollinsford, NH School Record books. 1865 handwritten parole for prisoner of No. Army of GA. 1829 Malden, MA fire rules. Framed 13 1/2 X 10 in. Moriarty watercolor family crest. 1881 framed 35 X 27 in. H.C. Tunison Maps and Charts ad, A Precious Load. 1912 Camera Work and 1923 Playboy issues. Selection of estate books. E.O. Kendall’s 1846 Atlas of the Heavens. Gene Mack’s 1947 Hall of Fame Ball Park cartoons. J.M. Flagg’s “Dogs” by Zito. Bicycle and motorcycle ephemera. Early Maude Adams photograph/scrap album, one photo signed. Old lots of family photos, including Lincoln CDV by Alexander Gardner (no back mark) and other Civil War CDV’s (1, 2, 3).

OLD PAINTINGS AND PRINTS:  10 X 14 in. E.B. Warren, 1845, European w/c landscape with ruins. 13 1/2 X 17 in. Geo. Sayward North Shore wharf o/c. 19 1/2 X 15 1/2 in. 10 X 7 1/2 in. S.P.R. Triscott shoreline w/c with rocks. Eva Springer, 1917, sailboat at dock o/c.  25 X 19 in. LaLiberte, 1962, crayon drawing. 15 1/2 X 19 1/2 in. Susan Ricker Knox o/c of coastal rocks,  A Tyrant Show of Power. 17 X 23 in. Robert Gruppe oil,  New England Fishing Port. 24 1/2 X 29 1/2 in. M.E. Carson PA street scene o/c. 11 1/2 X 15 1/2 in. Edw. Betts acrylic, Big Sur. 17 1/2 X 24 in. Edw. Betts island scene w/c with fishing shack. 15 1/2 X 19 1/2 in. Michael Palmer acrylic, Wader Watching Waders. R.E. Moore coastal scene watercolors. 17 X 21 in. Chrishman o/c of PA farmhouse.

Unframed 22 X 31 in. PA watercolor street scene on cotton with stitchwork. 13 X 24 in. 19th c. Sunday winter village scene o/c with townfolk. 21 X 35 in. river scene o/c with fisherman. 21 1/2 X 25 1/2 in. Harold Dunbar coastal landscape o/c. 33 X 54 in. Ethiopian painting depicting scenes of rural life (detail 1, 2, 3). Other good small oils. Eleanor S. Hay, 1922, landscape oils with flowers.  Scenic 19th c. European engravings. Gould print, Gecinus Viriolis. Chas. Murphy print of Canada geese. Japanese woodblocks. Cliff Starrett cartoon.  Botanical bookplates. 18 1/4 X 23 3/4 in. frame for China Trade painting.  Sikker Hansen litho. of cats. N. Currier and Currier & Ives prints and more.

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. ** Absentee bids close at  9:30 a.m. on auction day.

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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