Auction of Estate Antiques

The Goodwin Building

611 U.S. Route One

York, Maine

PRICES REALIZED Friday Morning, July 27, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

Full Auction Preview Thursday, July 26th 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 antique and decorative furnishings removed solely from New England and East Coast private households, collections and estates, including a selection of American paintings from an old Nashua, NH family.

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The auction will commence at 10:00 a.m. with the sale of approximately twenty-five ANTIQUE AND POST-1898 FIREARMS AND EDGE WEAPONS. Post-1898 firearms will be transferred to the buyer through Britannia Sporting Arms of Portsmouth, NH.

FURNITURE:  48 in. 18th c. N.E.  mahogany drop leaf table with shaped skirt over high ball and claw feet (see detail). Two North Shore, MA mahogany tapering leg card tables. 42 in. inlaid mahogany demilune card table on Marlboro feet. Two door old red hanging cupboard with H-hinges. 45 in. stretcher based hutch table. Another 36 in. example on shoe feet. 30 in. tall yellow pine 18th c. slant lid desk on stretcher base. 18th c. old red bracket-based two drawer blanket chest and an early 19th c. example also in red. 30 X 18 in. 18th c. old red stretcher-based tavern table. 54 in. early 18th c. English or Continental oak coffer with paneled and carved façade. Old red tapering square post bed. Early red hooded cradle. Twelve drawer old green apothecary chest from the private home of Norman Flayderman. 62 in. old red dry sink. Graduated four drawer N.E. cherry chest on bracket base with good overhang. 79 in. glazed door poplar corner cupboard. Early 19th c. 93 X 27 X 30 1/2 in. pine stretcher-based farm table. 84 X 38 X 15 in. blue-green stepback cupboard. 48 X 28 in. pine dough trough/table. Late 18th c. Maine maple glazed top secretary desk with carved scrollwork. 68 in. early 19th c. mahogany sideboard on six reeded legs. Unusual 3-tier book form table box.

Halliwell, Dewsbury English tall clock with Masonic dial decoration. Another unmarked English tall clock. 80 X 57 in. stepback pine cupboard with raised panel doors. Numerous blanket, storage and deed boxes in old paint. Set four Windham, ME mustard-painted thumb-back side chairs, branded F. Brooks. Also from Windham, a graduated four drawer mahogany banded birch chest with distinctive high turned legs. Old green 19th c. three drawer chest on arched ends. Miniature 18th c. dometop pine box on bun feet. High based miniature 19th c. one drawer blanket chest. NH origin deck top figured mahogany four drawer chest with drop panel. Farmington, NH deck top grain-painted chest with distinctive high splash.

Rare 51 1/2  X 21 1/2  in. tapered leg 19th c. NH pine card table. Numerous deck top Sheraton chests of differing styles. Full sized rope bed with oversized acorn finials. Chippendale mirrors. 19th c. dressing mirrors. Numerous split column mirrors with rev. painted panels. High style formal inlaid mahogany furniture made in the late 19th c. by A.B. Root of Boston and Dixfield, ME, including bookcase over drawers on  reeded legs, tapered leg tambour desk with inlaid spread eagle and oval spider leg candlestand, descending in the maker’s family to the present owner. 19th c. Empire secretary desk, center table and occasional furniture. 19th c. rosewood server with carving and gilt metal mounts. 19th c. slant lid desk on frame in later blue paint. 80 X 44 in. two section walnut chest over two drawer cabinet base. Turned leg country sofa. Numerous one and two drawer stands in various woods and finishes. Numerous 18th and 19th c. side and armchairs. Assembled set bowback Windsor side chairs.

19th c. gilded case banjo and shelf CLOCKS. Ithaca tall clock. Shelf clocks by David Dutton and M.&E. Blakeslee. E. Terry and other cases, rev. painted panels and assorted clock parts. Figural gilt metal and other shelf clocks. Coca Cola lunch counter advert. clock. W. Reeves, London, barometer in carved oak case. Distinctive 19th c. carpenter’s compartmented tool chest.

VICTORIAN FURNITURE: Spectacular marble top walnut sideboard with carved elk head and game birds. Fine 84 in. mahogany bookcase with fancy gilt metal mounts and paw feet. Unusual 84 in. long carved walnut three section bookcase over drawers. Rare 45 X 49 in. oval mirror with flower, vine and ribbon carved frame. Another rare form, a 68 X 43 in. acanthus deep-carved walnut-framed mirror with oval center. Mahogany stick and ball ornamented three-part folding screen with bird, floral and genre painted panels, labeled Frank J. Pope, Boston. Hunzinger platform rocker. Better bench-made Gov. Winthrop style desk. Stylish brass bed. 48 in. round walnut pedestal based dining table and eight dining chairs of a different design. Carved mahogany cheval mirror on ball and claw feet. Second period upholstered camelback sofa on carved square legs. Fancy walnut hall tree. Set five highback upholstered dining chairs. 48 in. paw foot oak two drawer blanket chest with gadrooned edge. Twenty-five drawer oak printer’s type cabinet/flat file. Mission ocnl. furniture, including barrister bookcase. Much other Victorian ocnl. furniture. Stylish early 20th c. five piece bedroom set with ornamental carving in original putty color. Good Hoosier cabinet with accessories. Iron GARDEN FURNITURE, including grape and vine bench, chaise and horse hitching post.

FOLK ART:  28 in. horse and tender sheet metal silhouette vane. 20th c. 42 in. swordfish vane. 30 in. giltwood vane arrow. Eskimo curlew shorebird decoy. Sailor’s valentine. Ornamental bead and shellwork. Mary A. Hanford’s 1880’s multi-album collection of artfully pressed flowers, ferns, plants and grasses from Hawaii, the Bible Lands, et. al. Graphic QUILTS, coverlets, paisleys and linens. ORIENTAL RUGS in small and larger sizes.

ACCESSORIES: 19th c. ship models. Old toys, including Buddy “L” pressed steel steam shovel. “Always Did Spise a Mule” mechanical bank. Good animal and floral doorstops. “Doe Wah Jack” iron stove ornament. 1881 Holcomb’s Patent telephone amplifier from the Sarasota, FL home of Thos. A. Edison. Cloisonne. Bisque and china head dolls. 20 in. “Furnace Man” advertising terrier. C. 1830-40 Boston (Fire) Vol. Co. Montgomery Rifle dress shako. W. H. Squier’s and other fine decorated leather fire buckets and “Hose Man’s” helmet from an old Nashua, NH family. Knife blade andirons and other iron and brass fireplace accessories. Early iron door latches. Sel. of old household woodenware. Old sewing accessories. 19th c. decorated tole boxes and trays. Plains Indian war club. Early SW Indian seed jar and elk-decorated jar. Blue decorated stoneware.

ESTATE JEWELRY:  Fine 14k locket with marquise cut amethyst. Diamond and seed pearl jewelry. Gold bands. 14k Elgin pocketwatch with enameled dial. Other gold watches. Cooper & Co., London, and John Edwards, Liverpool, watches. Sperry’s Calculator. John Mitchell, 1824, fancy wine ladle. Edward Fennell, London, sauce boat. Misc. flatware and other ESTATE SILVER. Good Victorian hanging cranberry fixtures, tin, iron and brass chandeliers. Moravian star fixture. Colored glass and porcelain fluid and electric lamps. Sel. of 19th c. brass candlesticks. 25 in. Mid-20th c. Picasso-esque pottery lamp.

ESTATE CHINA AND GLASSWARE:  Export twist-handled cann with monogram. Selection of Canton, including serving pieces. Set of early 19th c. scenic English blue and white “Stone China”. Oriental china. Coalport “Canton” and “Montibello” dinnerware. Rare C. F. Haviland variegated bird motif dinnerware. Set of Alcock’s “Delamere” flow blue. Royal Worcester. 24 in. oval Umbria platter with battle scene, marked Orazio Collite and S.C. Mastrogiorgio. 12 in. Mocha seaweed bowl. Banded yellow ware. Single owner collection of over twenty-five pieces of blue spongeware. Advert. stoneware. Victorian pill boxes. 14 1/2 in. Pittsburg thumbprint footed compote. Victorian quilted and other fancy glass. Scenic lithopane shaded hand lamp. Chalk and Staffordshire animals. Marblehead ship motif tile. Also Hampshire, Rookwood and Jugtown pottery.

OLD BOOKS, PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Eighty-eight vol. leather bound set of Harper’s (Monthly) Magazine. Oakes’ 1848 White Mountain Scenery. Bound 1836-37 The New Yorker. Books on architecture, sculpture and more. Goldthwait’s 1849 Railroad Map of New England. Colton’s 1855 Railroad and Township Map of The State of Maine. Garfield/Arthur kerchief. Postcards. Tintype of baseball player. Daguerreotype of Henry Warner and his dog, “Dash” (lot 624) and others. Ruby ambrotype of gentleman. Other family photography.

OLD PAINTINGS AND PRINTS:  88 X 49 in. lattice and floral carved architectural frame to accommodate a 34 X 40 in. painting, the frame possible the work of Stanford White (see detail). Unsigned 25 X 36 in. picturesque landscape o/c with cows by a river. 17 1/2 X 14 1/2 in. H.W. Phelps, 88, o/c of young girl in a red hat. 21 1/2 X 29 1/2 in. Dutch landscape o/c of children playing on an icy pond. 35 1/2 X 27 1/2 in. o/c portrait of Thomas Dean Rees, a sea captain, the portrait commissioned in England. Two Amee Weidman oils, one a landscape and one of peonies. 13 1/2 X 19 1/2 in. S.A. Wentworth o/c still life of apples in a hat. 24 1/2 X 19 in. o/c portrait of Eliza Davis Davies Thayer (1815-1893) as a young woman. Mid-19th c. o/c portrait of a young gentleman. 14 1/2 X 19 in. J.W. Marshall, ‘01, o/c of sailboats racing. 8 1/2 X 11 1/2 in. o/c of Sliding (sp.?) Rock, Marblehead Neck. Two small D.A. Fisher landscape oils. Two 10 X 15 in. Howard Knee European street scene and public building watercolors. 17 1/2 X 19 1/2 in. Otis Cook o/c, Beebe River, NH. 19 1/2 X 23 1/2 Otis Cook o/c of cottage on a country road.

Small Margaret Baker o/b of village street scene, Wharf Road. 1973 Joseph Nicoletti 36 X 28 in. o/c portrait of York’s Judge David Sewall, after an old engraving. Also offered is a framed watercolor Sewall family crest. Other decorative works. 19 X 23 in. framed embroidery commemorating the Alliance de Peuples, Lyon, France. J. Bien, NY, 1860 chromolithograph of Audubon’s Crested Grebe. 1841 equestrian colored engraving by J. R. Mackrell of Conolly on Coronation. 1877 25 X 38 in. T. Brown colored litho. of San Francisco. Early 19th c. color engravings of English boxers, E. Baldwin and Thos. Shelton. Four 1823 R. Ackermann color engravings, Shooting. 1795 D. Orme engraving of the 1794 British victory at sea over the French Fleet. 1776 Wm. Woolett engraving: The Death of General Wolfe. And more.

TERMS OF SALE: Cash or check approved by auctioneer. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Twelve percent Buyer’s Premium. Five percent ME Sales tax applies to all purchases without a copy of a current resale exemption certificate. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission.

Absentee bids accepted until 9:30 a.m. on auction day.

Sale expertly catered by The Black Bean Café, Rollinsford, NH.

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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