Auction of Estate Antiques

The Goodwin Building

611 U.S. Route One

York, Maine

SOLD Saturday Morning, February 26, 2005

Antique Woodworking Tools at 10:00 a.m.
Followed Directly by Fine Estate Linens and Textiles

Estate Antiques at 11:00 a.m.
Full Auction Preview Friday, February 25th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
And from 8:00 a.m. on the Day of Sale

Offering a diverse selection of estate antiques, period accessories, antique woodworking tools and a private collection of estate linens and textiles, all removed from old New England family households and estates including the historic Kimball-Jenkins Estate of Concord, NH.


ANTIQUE WOODWORKING TOOLS, primarily removed from the cellar of the aforementioned Kimball-Jenkins Estate. Curly maple socket-chuck bit brace. Misc. 18th and 19th c. molding planes and unusual molding scratch stocks. Early edge tools and augers. Folding rules. Helb’s Combined Level and Grade Finder and other brass bound levels. Barely used older set of 28 Buck Bros. long and short-handled turning chisels. Near mint Stanley No. 48, 71, 147, 148 and partial No. 60, 200 and Gage 333. Goodell-Pratt and A.E. Rinn drills. Oak machinist’s chests. More of interest.

ESTATE LINENS, TEXTILES AND VINTAGE CLOTHING: Selling a large private collection. Good candlewick and early embroidered spreads. Colorful homespuns. Embroidered bed, table and bath linens, many in sets. 7 X 14 ft. openwork and other banquet cloths with genre panels. Good lace and drawn work table cloths of all sizes. Crocheted spreads and table linens. Lace and other trims. Early 20th c. colorful quilt tops. Occasional linens with color accents. Lacy edge pillow cases. Colorful 1950’s table linens. Misc. fabric pieces and more. Some ladies’, men’s and children’s vintage clothing. Early 20th c. satin wedding dress.

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FURNITURE: 54 in. round ball and claw foot mahogany dining table with acanthus-carved pedestal base, leaves extending the table to 119 in. Elaborately carved Chinese marble inset rosewood lampstand with medial shelf. 19th c. upholstered armchair with Gothic openwork crest and spool columns. Carved and ebonized Chinese camphorwood storage chest with fancy brass hardware. Serpentine carved rosewood settee. Three-piece rosewood parlor group. Needlepoint-paneled medallion back sofa and chair with carved crests. Upholstered Victorian tete-a-tete. Misc. walnut upholstered furniture. Leather club chair. Putti-decorated mahogany vitrine with ormolu mounts. 56 X 46 in. fancy set of standing walnut bookshelves with spool columns and openwork crest. Other standing and hanging walnut shelves. Unusual four-drwr. library bookstand with rattan fancywork. Set of nine early 20th c. Chippendale style dining chairs. Figured mahogany 20th c. Queen Anne style highboy. 6 ft. wide glazed 4-door mahogany bookcase on low cabinet base. Mirrored mahogany dressing table. Other good mahogany, including barrister bookcase, Gov. Winthrop secretary, Empire card table, two-drwr. stands and commode. Oak glazed door bookcase. Oak lady’s desk. Upholstered and various wood occasional furniture. Set of pillow-back Hitchcock dining chairs. Unusual pair of Old Hickory armchairs on spring iron bases. 18th and 19th c. storage chests in ash and old painted pine. 57 X 36 x 24 in. hard pine case of 18 medical drawers with inset brass bail handles. Selection of good mirrors. Short & Mason wall barometer. More of interest.

ACCESSORIES: Fine 19th c. 30 X 45 in. diorama of wooden three-masted schooner, smaller craft and lighthouse. Black duck decoys. Silhouette cow weathervane figure. Ornamental objects from the Orient purchased around the turn of the century by members of the Kimball and Jenkins families. These include animal and human figural table bronzes, bronze incense burners, carved wooden and soapstone items and more. Cloisonne desk items. Mandarin rank badges. 19th c. brass “honesty box”. Fancy openwork brass picture frames. Diverse selection of ESTATE GLASSWARE AND CHINA: Unmarked four piece blown opalescent glass shell-form centerpiece with candleholders. Fine pair of Murano milky glass vases with applied floral decoration. Mt. Washington glass biscuit jar and others. Oriental scent bottles. Poland Water bottle. Old marbles. Good selection of spongeware. Wedgwood covered salt glaze game dish with rabbit finial. Other good salt glaze. Chinese export reticulated basket and underplate. 16 in. parian male/female courting figures. 18 in. Satsuma temple jar. Pair blue and white ceramic Chinese garden seats. Pres. Benjamin Harrison photo transfer ironstone pitcher and other ironstone. Misc. art pottery. Good selection of Nippon.

ESTATE JEWELRY: Gold and silver gemstone and other Victorian and later jewelry, including diamond engagement rings, fashion rings and good Victorian costume jewelry. Large lava cameo brooch. Early L'epine gold repeater pocketwatch and other pocketwatches. Lady’s older Rolex wristwatch. Gent’s Hamilton “Gilman” wristwatch. Good STERLING and silverplated ware, flatware sets including Fairfax pattern as well as misc. smaller lots. Jensen open salts, hollow-ware and other sterling serving pieces. Fancy silverplated serving pieces. Good terrier and other cast iron doorstops. Cast iron elephant ramp walker and bobble-head black boy with cigar. Terrier push toy by Pedigree Soft Toy Co. Selection of Steiff animals. 14 in. Heubach and 17 in. A. Marseilles dolls. Doll and children’s play furniture. Fancy rattan doll carriage. Collection of children’s 19th c. shoes. McLoughlin Bros. 1880's Fire Engine and Fall River Line steamboat graphic picture puzzles. Early 20th c. pressed steel toys, including locomotive and Kingsbury vehicles. Rare 21 in. 19th c. cast iron Civil War memorial widow's table mirror with monument and American flag. 19th c. 16 in. Essex, CT kettle drum. 19th c. nautical hardware. Selection of early and later architectural hardware. Old medical instruments.

OLD LIGHTING: Assorted gas fixtures from the Kimball-Jenkins Estate, including a never-used hanging hall fixture and other uninstalled fixtures and parts from basement storage. Large selection of etched gas shades, some in sets. Selection of early electric shades. 30 in. unmarked student lamp. Juno hanging store lamp. Victorian table lighting.

OLD RAILROAD ITEMS: 86 in. enamel North Berwick (ME) railroad staion sign and white enamel RR crossing sign. B. & M. Minuteman Service painter’s template. 12 in. diam. Howard (No. 1020, Pat. Pend.) locomotive bell. Dietz railroad station pole mount lamps and pair of Dressel four-lens train lamps. OLD CLOCKS: Hochberger 45 in. regulator. Chelsea ship’s bell clock and barometer desk set. Several carriage clocks. Brass-framed and other Victorian shelf clocks.

OLD WOODENWARE AND BASKETS, including Maine Indian. Decorated and other stoneware. Tartanware. Good Victorian mottos. Decorative hooked rugs. 9’2 X 12’6 mid 20th c. Heriz oriental rug.

OLD PAPER, BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Large collection of photos and ephemera connected with James M. Eaton, a proponent in the development of U.S. and overseas passenger and commercial airlines and principal in American Export Airlines, American Overseas Airlines, Pan American Airways, TACA, Ludington Airlines and others. The collection includes much about the part played by Sikorsky’s “Flying Boat” aircraft and includes plans for airlines and routes, studies, analyses, advertising, correspondence, aircraft blueprints and profiles. Collection to be sold as one lot. Other categories to be sold include old European and U.S. travel paper; many lots of good local, U.S. and world postcards; good old valentines and greeting cards; Portsmouth and NH related travel paper, books, etc. Old scrapbooks. Mitchell’s New General Atlas, 1862, and Mitchell’s New General Atlas, 1885. Fine tartanware enameled box set of six tartanware bound volumes of Scott’s Poetical Works, 1869. Misc. estate books. E.E. Wallace, 1881, inscribed large 19th c. volumes of scenic photos of Italy, entitled Roma and Italia. Six early 20th c. photographs of oriental locales, all in carved rosewood frames. Civil War CDV's. 19th c. family photo albums. Lot of cased 19th c. daguerreotypes and ambrotypes. Tinted 19th c. portrait photos. Interesting lots of old paper photos, incl. early outside sporting scenes. European and U.S. travel snapshot albums. Keystone World Views.

OLD PAINTINGS AND PRINTS: Walnut-cased diorama with 19th c. model of an American Civil War period battleship and a well-executed 25 X 36 in. background oil painting on canvas depicting the Portsmouth Navy Yard. 9 X 12 in. (F.S.) Batcheller, '79, river landscape o/b. 14 X 10 in. vegetable still life o/b, signed Walt Kuhn, 1936. Pair of brass-framed miniature watercolor portraits on ivory of Le Dauphin and Marie Antoinette. 19th c. 17 X 23 in. folky o/b of skaters in a winter landscape. 24 X 30 in. Rita Cote coastal oil on canvas depicting sailboat on the rocks. A. Shields signed oil fruit theorem on 19 X 26 in. wood panel. Oil on 11 X 40 in. wood panel of man fishing in country riverscape. Small oil of a Portsmouth gundalow. 17 X 13 in. 19th c. o/c of dead gamebirds. 15 X 11 in. F. Roberts European riverside city scene o/c. Works by Martin Frost, E.G. Dyer, Hatch, Xalco. Misc. marine works. Decorative Victorian prints.

TERMS OF SALE :   Cash or check approved by auctioneer. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Twelve percent Buyer's Premium. Five percent ME sales tax on all purchases unless copy of current resale certificate presented. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission. Delivery available by separate arrangement. Sale catered by Down Home Catering.

DIRECTIONS: From I-95, Take Exit 7 (The Yorks) and follow to U.S. Route One. Take left on Route One and follow 2/10 mi. to Goodwin Building on right at corner of Raydon Rd. Link here for map to Auction site

P.O. Box 16 U.S. Route One
York, Maine 03909
(207)363-6373 - Fax (207) 363-6366
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