Auction of Estate Antiques

The Goodwin Building

611 U.S. Route One

York, Maine

SOLD Saturday Morning, July 16, 2005

Old Coins and Currency at 10:00 a.m.
Estate Antiques at 11:00 a.m.

Full Auction Preview Friday, July 15th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.,

From 8:00 a.m. on the 16th or by Appointment

Offering a diverse selection of antiques, accessories and items of historic or decorative merit from New England private households, featuring the fine antiques collection of life-long collector, Alice E. Lett, late of Hopkinton, NH and select fine furnishings from the estate of Robert W. Ellis of Cape Neddick, ME.

OLD COINS, CURRENCY AND STAMPS: Collection of U.S. and world coins and currency fresh from private estates, including gold and early type coins and large size currency. U.S. and world-wide stamps, incl. German and better Swiss. 1947 Kontiki postal cover. Complete listing available by mail, fax or download now.

Estate Antiques at 11:00 a.m.

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FURNITURE: 84 in. 18th c. two door storage cupboard having original hardware and red paint finish. Diminutive 18th c. old red/brown 4 drwr. chest with orig. brass hardware. C. 1800 62 in. 7 drwr. PA maple tall chest in orig. finish on French feet. Numerous graduated drawer Chippendale chests in various woods and base styles. NH Hepplewhite pine graduated 4 drwr. chest with grain-painted drwrs. Case of 24 apoth. or store drawers in orig. finish. Orig. paint blanket chests, storage boxes and small furniture. Set 4 Chippendale ribbonback side chairs from York’s historic Moody family. Unmarked 19th c. wooden works tall clock. 18th c. English paneled oak 7 drwr. spice cupboard. Sets of 4 and 6 early English dining chairs. Later paint-decorated 2 drwr. blanket chest. Paint-decorated dressing and work tables. Q.A. Spanish foot, bowback windsor and other early side chairs. Good taper leg 2 drwr. stand and others. Numerous snake-leg candlestands. 18th c. bombe front 2 drwr. commode with carved floral and ribbon decoration. 18th c. extensively carved Flemish fall front writing desk.

18th c. Spanish armchair with carving and incised leather seat and back. 18th c. dometop Spanish storage trunk with incised leather covering. Pr. onyx top giltwood pier tables on cabriole legs. 76 in. European fruitwood 2 drwr. work table. Numerous good drop-leaf tables of differing description. Early cradles, incl. paint-decorated doll’s. 34 in. Empire center table with serpentine skirt and black marble top. Numerous Chippendale and reverse-painted Federal mirrors. Fine serpentine front 4 drwr. mirrored early Victorian chest with carving. 80 in. Art Nouveau sofa with distinctive carving. Paint-decorated vitrine. Spanish Revival stretcher-based dining table with fancy curlicue wrought iron stretcher. Black marble top hall table on fancy shaped base and other fancy occasional tables. Unusual felt-top walnut drop-leaf gaming table with fancy spindle base. Marble inset carved oriental plantstand. Better style carved lady’s and gent’s uph’d. armchairs and rocker. Old Hickory furniture. Decorated cottage pine. Stately mahog. cheval mirror. Good 20th c. mahog. furniture. Unmarked 1920’s braced fanback windsor armchair. Fine 20th c. furniture made by master NH craftsman, Alejandro de la Cruz, incl. 58 X 39 in. walnut 1 drwr. tavern table, open top pewter cupboard, Q.A. style lowboy and snake leg candlestand. Attractive paint-decorated child’s bedroom group.

COLLECTION OF METTLACH STEINS: Twenty-five  steins, pitchers and oversized pieces, all from one collection, incl. a few by other makers. Complete list available by mail, fax or download now.

GARDEN AND ARCHITECTURAL: Very fancy 19th c. 32 in. marble inset curlicue wrought iron plantstand. Older 3-piece cast iron seating group. Other patio and porch furniture. Iron urn on plinth and horse hitching posts. Pr. old concrete lions. Interesting old local wooden signs. Fancy Vict. rattan high-wheel baby carriage. One-horse sleigh in orig. paint. FOLK ART: White wing scoter decoy attrib. to Monhegan Is., ME area decoy carver, Augustus Wilson. Pr. carved yellowlegs shorebirds on wire legs with wood-pinned heads. Other decoys and decorative carvings, incl. J. Tobuk marble walrus, etc. Collector-mounted 11 in.  hollow-molded gamecock on ball weathervane figure. 25 in. swordfish silhouette vane. Carved and incised Finnish fisherman’s knife in sheath. Early carved and polychromed Europ. male figure holding birds. Graphic 74 in. sq. floral, fruit and patriotic appliqued 19th c. quilt. 19th c. full length and bust silhouettes, incl. tinted full length young woman, signed Frith, 1845. Early framed genre crewel embroidered needlework pictures and decorative works.

ACCESSORIES: Good painted pantry boxes, firkins and woodenware. Covered ME indian and rare lacemaker’s openwork center handle baskets and others. 10 in. Hannah Davis labeled band box and another 15 in. example of similar design. 27-tube standing wood frame candlemold. 16 pieces of stone fruit. Graduated trio of 3 Chad Valley teddy bears. 28 in. round wire candle chandelier. Paisley, good quilts, coverlets, wall hangings and old linens.  Sewing accessories. Lace-maker’s horse, pillows and access.  Albert Saxton’s Boston Police cap and cadet’s jacket worn during his 1890-1925 career. Good sel. of 19th and 20th c. geometric, figural and floral hooked rugs.  Early primitive carved and wrought iron sand eel forks. 19th c. tribal medicine man’s kit in beadwork decorated animal horn. Risque lady carved Meerschaum pipe. Knife blade andirons, pipe tongs and other wrought and cast fireplace accessories. Long-handled bedwarmer.

OLD LIGHTING: Q.A. brass candlesticks. Fine 19th c. Roman sterling candlesticks with lions’ heads and medial paw foot mounts. Pewter and brass candlesticks. Hogscrapers. Rare adjustable iron loom light. 18th c. Dutch brass wall sconce. Pr. paint-decorated tin sconces. Good 19th c. fluid-burning table lamps. Oriental porcelain table lamps. Old Boulliot table lamp. Hexagonal 14 X 3 in. openwork brass over slag glass lampshade. 20th c. tin toys. Old games and puzzles. Old marbles. Good walking sticks. Pr. marble-based fancy bronze mantle urns with classical head mounts.  Civil War presentation sword. W.K.& Co. German dress sword. Remington cannon. Nachet, Paris, brass microscope.  Tiffany bracket clock. Art Nouveau flapper bookends and other desk accessories. Spanish Col. Revival carved stirrups. Wilesco steam engine. Gibson “A” mandolin. 19 in. early clarinet in case. Kiel key-form trade sign. Colorful old tobacco ads. Shepherd’s “Lightning” salesman’s sample ice cream maker.

OLD PEWTER. Old chargers, plates, tankards and ice cream molds. STERLING flatware, hollow-ware and access. Silver-plated ware, incl. 5-piece scenic motif coffee/tea service. Gold and sterling Vict. and later jewelry and watches.

Diverse selection of ESTATE ORIENTAL RUGS from scatter to room-size, to be sold in the 10:00 to 11:00 hour directly after old coins and currency. Terms of sale for oriental rugs: Unless prospective bidders are known to us and have made financial arrangements with the auctioneer before July 16th, payment will be by cash or credit card. The auctioneer reservess the right to hold rugs for successful bidders until funds are clear. Bidding numbers will be issued only to bidders who have previewed the rugs.

ESTATE CHINA AND GLASSWARE:  Mocha ware, incl. 7 in. earthworm bowl, seaweed Imperial measure tankard, pint tankard, pitcher and butter crock. Redware Turk’s head molds, Savent ornamental raven, ovoid jugs and misc. containers. Ovoid stoneware jugs. Fine covered 17 in. pr. of bug and bird decorated French porcelain mantle urns. Spongeware. Early Chinese Export ware, incl. Canton 10 in. fluted bowl, pitcher, egg server and various size plates. Imari. Staffordshire figures, dogs and assorted china. Soft paste. Royal Doulton Eglington Tournament pitcher. Decorated ironstone. Pratt-ware pitcher with children. Set 5 Paul Revere 8 in. plates and other misc. maker art pottery.  Children’s dishes. Steuben candlesticks and small serving pieces. Good pressed glassware and crystal. Mercury glass. Unusual blown 12 in. opalescent melon-shaped serving dish. OLD BOTTLES, incl. monument-form, Indian and another blown cologne. Other decorative old china and glassware.

OLD PAINTINGS AND PRINTS: 14 X 22 in. K. Van Elten landscape oil, The Approaching Storm, Holland. 11 X 8 in. Girl at the Window, nearly identical to the same painting by Gaspar Netscher and of similar age. 28 X 26  in. 18th c. oil portrait of youthful European male in red waistcoat. 30 X 25 in. oil portrait of English or Continental gentleman in noble dress. 30 X 24 in. 19th c. oil portrait of boy with his younger brother. 29 X 23 in.  oil portrait of young woman in black dress. 33 X 28 in. oil portrait marked en verso  D.F. Lee (b. 1797), Berison - Painter, 1839. 18 X 15 in. early 20th c. oil portrait of a boy in blue with wide-brimmed hat. 24 X 42 in. F.D. Briscoe o/c of fishing boat in a stormy harbor.

17 X 22 in. C. Collins o/c of Lion’s Head Rock, Donedale, Derbyshire. Pair fancy framed 19th c. 16 X 20 in. oval European landscape oils, one marked en verso F.M. Bunce. 22 X 18 in. rev. painting on glass of U.S. Grant. 4 X 7 in. indistinctly signed o/p of seated mother with baby. Early 20th c. chalk drawing of cherubic child. 17 X 22 in. o/c of log cabin scene nestled in white-capped mountains. Two Wm. Gall landscape watercolors. 19 X 15 in. o/c of woman riding the back of a man, marked en verso, Sokrates….Seine, Xantippe. 11 X 14 in. 19th c. o/c of British ship at sea. 18 X 23 in. 19th c. pleasing landscape with fisherman and another, measuring 17 X 23 in. , with hunter. 10 X 7 in. primitive w/c of young woman in black dress holding book. 15 X 19 in. 19th c. Sarah K. Laighton signed w/c of two lovers in a farm landscape, entitled The Rural Lovers. Verneuir signed military w/c miniatures. Small Walt Kuhn pencil drawing and other Kuhn ephemera mentioned in Old Paper category. 19th c. ink-drawn cartoon depicting “Miss Fitch’s” encounter with Amer. Indians.

SCULPTURE, including 11 in. carved marble bust of G. Washington and 5 in. Montini marble bust of Dante. Folio of orig. signed etchings, to be sold separately, by P. Landacre, L. Lucioni, T.H. Benton, James Chapin, Zssisly, Dale Nichols, Gordon Grant, Ch. Ettinger and W.R. Locke. 13 X 10 in. Yasuo Kuniyoshi, ’36, etching of fur-wrapped lady in outside café. John and Rudy Dirks orig. color cartoons. Richard Lahey inscribed carousel etching. 12 X 10 in. Elyot Henderson etching of seated nude. Marie Laurencin 18 X 15 in. colored etching of young woman. 1869 Geo. Kelly horse and sulky engraving. 18th and 19th c. engravings and pencil drawings. Campbell, Metzger & Jacobson litho. on canvas of indian chief. Early botanical, fruit and bird prints. Burrows and other tinted photos. Interesting C.M. Russell lithos. of American Indians. Wm. Nicholson prints. Humorous Langlume prints of Pigal works. Print of 1896 J.L. Dollman’s golfers, The Sabbath Breakers. 7 Del. Long framed photographs of Walt Kuhn club car designs for Union Pacific Railroad. 1940’s photo of prominent Ogunquit artists. Photos of Walt Kuhn posed with famous actors, some inscribed, and early photo album from Walt Kuhn’s family.

OLD BOOKS, PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY:  Kenneth Roberts signed volumes.  History of  Valley of the Hudson. Cooper and Dickens sets. Brewer’s Character Sketches. Two vols. Voltaire’s (Engl.) Maid of Orleans. Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Walling’s Guide – New York to the White Mountains Via the Connecticut River, 1867. 1888 Appalachian Mountain Club Register.  More estate books. Interesting handwritten journal and transcript of Color Corporal, Geo. W. Farr, 15th Mass. Volunteers, from May, 1864 through May, 1865. 1857-58 35th Congress Seating Plan.

Large and colorful selection of virgin 1930’s notions and paper store stock from an old Salem, MA store, including Halloween, Christmas and other children’s masks and novelties, greetings and postcards. 1894-1900 NH political scrapbooks kept by Stephen S. Jewett of Laconia. Two early 20th c. albums of photos from a Trip Around the World on the Franconia. 1928 UNH scrapbook. Colorado Mtns. photos, incl. those by Chas. Emery of a mountain RR excursion. 1934 America’s Cup print and program. 1930’s aviation photos and paper. 1805 Impeachment Proceedings for Supreme Court Justice, Samuel Chase. Early 20th c. scrapbook of M.I.T.’s Jas. P. Munroe. Boston Mayor, Malcolm E. Nichols correspondence. Interesting 19th c. correspondence, incl. 1833 letters regarding Revol. War service. Sec’y. of War pamphlet rel. to surrender of Geronimo. C. R. Savage Salt Lake photos. 1940’s country music scrapbook and signed musical cowboy photos. H. C. Mann photo at dusk. More of interest.

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
ME Lic. AR694

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