Auction of Estate Antiques

The Goodwin Building

611 U.S. Route One

York, Maine

SOLD Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

Offering a diverse selection of antique and decorative furnishings from numerous New England and East Coast estates, collections and private households. Included in this sale are Early American accessories from the collection of William Goulding, a Massachusetts gentleman who collected well from the 1920’s through the 1950’s. We will also offer furniture and accessories sold by the Canterbury Shakers from their schoolhouse in the 1940’s into the early 1960’s to a private individual, Geraldine Bessie, who was friendly with Eldresses Marguerite Frost and Lillian Phelps for over forty years. Letters of provenance will accompany each of those items, signed by the present owner who purchased them from Miss Bessie in the 1980’s. A New Hampshire museum and a Southern Maine library are also represented in this sale.

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A complete listing of auction lots by category may be downloaded from our web-site. The auction will commence at 10:00 a.m. with ANTIQUE WEAPONS, and will move directly to OLD BOOKS, PAPER AND EPHEMERA.  The sale of other categories of estate antiques will follow approximately one hour later.

EARLIER FURNITUREEarly 19th c. 67 in. mahogany rolled arm sofa on talon feet with cornucopia and acanthus carved detail. Queen Anne mirror with simple scalloped crest, measuring 19 X 10 ¾ in. overall. Giltwood split column mirror with cornucopia mounted panel. Other decorative mirrors. 48 X 27 in. 18th c. dome-top orig. green deed box with brass H-hinges and 1796 Newburyport, MA newspaper lining. Old red hanging pewter plate shelf. 18th c. two drawer pine blanket chest on bracket base with double arch molding. 18th c. three drawer Charlestown, NH origin pine bracket based blanket chest with three false drawers above. From the same family, a fine tapered leg stand with thin overhanging top. 18th c. English or Continental oak one drawer stand with stretcher base. English  54 in. bow-front sideboard with tambour door. Six foot pine and maple turned leg harvest table with orig. red stained base. 48 in. round N.E. pine and birch hutch table. 48 X 31 in. PA shoe-foot pine hutch table with heart cutout. Scrub-top square leg tap table on shoe feet. Set of six stenciled grained-seated grange chairs. Set of four unusual stepdown thumb-back side chairs. 38 in. cherry and mahogany slant front desk on French feet. Falsington, PA Quaker splay leg bench. Late 19th and early 20th c. canopy beds. Paint-decorated sled. Paris Mfg. Child’s wagon. Spice drawers. Orig. paint immigrant trunks. Furniture sold by the CANTERBURY SHAKERS to Geraldine Bessie from their schoolhouse, including two tapered leg old grey work tables, a 49 X 24 in. two drawer scrub top example with red under-paint and another measuring 45 X 21 in. with traces of salmon paint on the top. Also a good 18th c. tapered leg old red tap table and a crude 18th c. farm bench thought to have been brought to Canterbury by converts.

VICTORIAN FURNITUREStately 96 X 50 in. walnut bookcase over drawers with fancy carved crest. 70 X 49 in. sliding door oak bookcase with distinctive carving. Regina single comb music box in mahogany with seventeen discs. Fine seven piece burl walnut bedroom set by Henry Fuldner, NY, having fine carved detail. Shaped leg walnut dining table with extra leaves. Better burl walnut Davenport desk. Three piece upholstered walnut parlor set. Fancy rectangular walnut library table. 36 in. oak rolltop desk. L.&J.G. Stickley No. 817 rocker. Chelsea solid brass shelf clock on stepped plinth, Ser. #164709. Victorian wall and shelf clocks. Deck top mission oak writing desk. Skandia mission oak glazed door bookcase. Inlaid 19th c. Italian game table. Distinctive bowfront mahogany sideboard with galleried marble top and inlay. Fine early 20th c. mahogany corner cupboard with latticed glass doors. Second period Phila. style tea table. Four part mahogany framed folding screen. Gilded boudoir furniture. Good 1920’s paint-decorated furniture. Other quality early 20th c. furniture. Woodard wrought iron patio furniture. Iron garden rabbit.

ESTATE ANTIQUE AND POST-1898 FIREARMS: Complete listing available by mail, fax or downloaded HERE.

Antique highlights include Spencer Civ. War carbine, John Blanch & Son (London) Damascus steel shotgun with orig. case, rare Fairbanks & Lovell shotgun with open iron stock, Springfield U.S. percussion rifle and Sharpe percussion rifle with brass trim. The transfer after sale of all post-1898 firearms will be handled through Britannia Sporting Arms of Portsmouth, NH at a nominal fee.

American and European SWORDS. MILITARY ITEMS: Captain Chas. T. _____’s (name indistinct) trunk from Co. C, 29th Reg’t., Mass. Vols. WWI and WWII uniform parts, including German officers’ caps. Framed 1919 U.S. Army 3rd Amm. Tn. insignia departure presentation. 1880’s British military Egyptian campaign medals, etc. American mil. insignia. See paper and photography categories for more.

EARLY AMERICAN LIGHTING, principally collected by William Goulding in the early 20th c.: Wrought iron rush holders, spiral candle holders, standing candle holder and candlestand, “sticking Tommy”, betty lamps, early miners’ lamps, pewter wick support lamp, whale oil, tin work lamps and various lighting accessories.

HOUSEHOLD AND FIREPLACE ACCESSORIES18th c. wrought iron twirling and fixed broilers, toasters and trivets. 18th c. charcoal stove. Cast textile irons. Good pipe tongs and decorated sugar nips. Wrought skimmers, ladles, spatulas, toasting forks, curling irons and food grinder. 18th c. forged tooth extractor. Cast apple and coffee grinders. Good cast  kettles with wrought parts. Fancy decorated trammel and hooks. Skewer holder. Early ball and bullet molds. Fancy bootscrapers and much more. Large selection of EARLY AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL HARDWARE, including fancy door and gate latches, H, HL, butterfly and strap hinges.

19th AND 20th C. HOUSEHOLD LIGHTING: 28 in. Portland, ME origin stained glass hanging fixture. Cranberry opalescent hanging fixture. Juno piano lamp. Reverse painted, cased amethyst, slag glass and bouilotte lamps.

Selection of good RAILROAD LAMPS, incl. brass Dietz w/ heater, Dietz Vesta, W.T. Co. and Adlake, hand-held brass railroad torch. Collection of over fifty ANTIQUE CORKSCREWS, mostly from one collector, including repousse brass and bone, mechanical, folding, advertising and more, individual lots pictured here. OLD BASKETS, WOODENWARE AND ACCESSORIES, including Canterbury Shaker, ME Indian, Elisha Lewis (Cape Neddick) and other good baskets. Woven Shaker bonnet. Shaker yarn swift. Mustard over red ptd. wall box. Mustard ptd. firkin. Tall birch mortar. “James Smith” decorated powder horn. Coll. of cased sailor’s needles. Byron Bruffee sleeping swan decoy.

DECORATED STONEWARE, Southwest American Indian pottery, figural blackware and country pottery.

ESTATE CHINA AND GLASSWARE: Flow blue. Old Blue Willow. Transferware. Davenport. “Portland Basket” china. Early scenic and archit. tiles. Staffordshire figures. Harvard and other commem. china. Decorated ironstone. Later export. Steuben and Orrefors. Rare Vaseline caster set. 13 in. footed fish bowl. Assorted early blown glass. Good Victorian pressed and colored glassware. ESTATE SILVER: Pair 12 in. Georgian candlesticks. Onslow ladle. Bateman tongs. Kirk glove stretcher. Wallace and other good serving dishes. Good R & B tea set.  Good bureau silver, picture frames and personal accessories. ESTATE JEWELRY: 18k and silver pocketwatches by T. Martin, Henry Touchon, A. Lange (Dresden), Jules Huguenin, and E.&E. Emanuel. Some diamond jewelry. Figural lava cameo. Mourning pieces. Satsuma buckle. Victorian and good later costume jewelry.

OLD TOYS, DOLLS AND GAMES:  Early Amer. Flyer train set with bldgs. and accessories. Lionel Mickey Mouse Hand Car. Marx Service Station. Brinkman Bowling Alley. Wolverine Gee Wiz game. Misc. other games. A. Marseilles, Handwerck and other dolls. 19th c. doll clothes. Steiff monkey, mini. bears and other older stuffed animals. Fancy ladies’ and children’s VICTORIAN VINTAGE CLOTHING including formal dress. Old quilts and linens.

MISCELLANEOUS ACCESSORIES: Collection of interesting inkwells, bottles and stands. Wide variety of older desk accessories. Tiffany sterling and other good frames. Arts & Crafts metalware. Cloisonne. Lacquered Chinese Export sewing box and access. Geo. T. Boyd (Chelsea, MA) violin. Joseph Allen Bowie knife. L. Pollard and other American molding planes. Blacksmith, shoemaker and other tools of the trades. Brass bound levels. Old wooden bicycle wheels and accessories. Sel. of old bottles.  14 1⁄2 in. English pewter flagon with acorn finial.

ESTATE BOOKS, PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY:  Sets of Civil War histories. Town histories. 1822 NH State Atlas and others. Exeter, NH area 19th c. store and tradesman ledgers. Bound 1893 Youth’s Companion. Gibson, Godey’s and Peterson’s. Large general selection of books from which individuals may make up their own lots, including a large complement of those relating to Maine. Many first editions and signed copies. 21 X 50 in. Thos. Jefferys early printed map of VA, MD, et. al.

Rare New Orleans March 2 and 7, 1916 color Carnival Edition (detail 1, 2 ), depicting parade floats. Rare paper and photography from families whose members spent much professional, military and leisure time in 19th  and early 20th c. Europe as well as here at home. Boxes of travel, railroad and city guides and maps. Construction photos of the Asswan Dam. Album of photos documenting travels through The Orient, Jamaica, Egypt, Malta, The Middle East, et. al. 19th  and 20th c. World Tour, scrap, postcard and snapshot albums. Family photograph albums. Journals, ledgers, diaries and old correspondence.

Civil War remembrances of a soldier and other post-war correspondence. Framed 13 X 17 in. Matthew Brady photographic image of Gen. Sherman and his generals. Small lot of mostly Washington, D.C. and City Point, VA area period photos of Civil War  installations and named officers outside quarters, incl. Gen. Bonham’s camp. Sel. of Civ. War portrait photos. Good family portrait dags. Charlestown, NH outside scene lantern slides. European and American postcards. The published papers in Assyriology of A.H. Sayce, D.D., Univ. of Oxford. Log books from the H.M.S. Leopard, on which a family member was a cadet in the 1860’s, traveling around the world and having inserted hand-drawn area maps and landscapes of various ports of call. Another album, with photos of various “cadet” ships, incl. officers and crew. Copy of account of the 1859-60 Shaffner Expedition rel. to laying of oceanic cable. Large selection of earlier and later advertising paper. U.S. Grant/H.Wilson Republican Ticket. 1876 Nat. League Playing Rules. Early 20th c. athletic magazines, ephemera and gum cards. Issues of 1940’s Field Artillery Journal. Old college ephemera. Jamie Wyeth personal cartoon note, photo and greetings cards sent to H.S. friend.

OLD PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND SCULPTURE:  Upland Game Birds and Water Fowl of the United States, a folio of 20 A. Pope, Jr. color prints. 23 1⁄2 X 35 1⁄2 in. E.C. Leavitt, 1896 o/c of fruit. 19 1⁄2 X 23 1⁄2 in. George Bickerstaff landscape o/c with mountain. 11 1⁄2 X 16 in. T.H. Cooper w/c of European coastal town. 8 X 15 in. A.D. Shattuck (attrib.) o/p of coastal breakers. Joseph Lauber 15 1⁄2 X 19 1⁄2 in. o/c of sailboats. 24 1⁄2 X 15 1⁄2 in. o/c of mother and infant. 11 1⁄2 X 9 1⁄4 in. Marc Chagall 1952 dry point etching, Fables of La Fontaine and another Chagall etching, 11 ½ X 9 ½ in., of a bull, donkey and recumbent lion. Unsigned Walt Kuhn doodle (from the Kuhn Estate) on lined paper of uniformed man and young girl. Sel. of Chris Ritter oils, incl. two life-sized portraits of his wife and himself. 11 1⁄2 X 15 1⁄2 in. Louise McBroom rainy day w/c. Other decorative works and sel. of good picture frames. Millard Sheets and M. Russell NYC skyline prints. 19th c. P. Redoute floral prints. C.Y. Turner engvg. of marriage of Priscilla and John Alden. Small 19th c. folio of colored depictions on stiff paper of “Chinese Punishments”. Early carved 11 in. figure of Chinese man and a later 13 ½ in. Chinese carved figure of a woman with fish. Small carved ornamental eagle. 9 ½ in. Paolo Troubetzkoy bronze hound. 8 ½ in. bronzed spelter dog, sgd. Chewin. 1930 K. Derby bronze.

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.

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DIRECTIONSFrom 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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