Auction of Estate Antiques

The Goodwin Building

611 U.S. Route One

York, Maine

SOLD Saturday Morning, July 15, 2006

Estate Books at 10:00 a.m.
Estate Antiques at 11:00 a.m.

Preview Friday, July 14th, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.,

From 8:00 a.m. on Saturday or by Appointment

Selling antique and decorative furnishings from the estate of Ann Brown, late of York, ME, 1940’s and 50’s magazine cover fashion model (formerly Ann Hemingway). Distinctive additions from other estates and old households from New England to New Jersey, including the early 20thc. collection of Thomas Jefferson Newbold of Boston.

Books at 10:00 a.m.

Estate Antiques at 11:00

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ESTATE BOOKS: Expertly collected books, removed principally from three estates. A random selection of uncatalogued books is available to be made into individual lots. Original editions of Dickens. Finer children’s books. Leather bound sets. Earlier religious books. Andy Warhol’s In the Bottom of My Garden. Much more of interest. Catalog available by mail, fax or Download Complete Booklist by Lot Number.

EARLIER FURNITURE: A. Edwards, Ashby (MA) tall case clock. Other ESTATE CLOCKS, including Handley & Moore, Clerkenwell, London chiming table clock in brass inlaid mahogany case (front view - rear view). Sheraton curly maple turned pencil post bed with canopy. Stretcher base 31 in. oval tavern table. Late 18th c. 42 in. maple gateleg table. 28 in. English mahogany tilt-top tea table. Conch-inlaid 70 X 18 in. console table. 42 in. mid-Atlantic linen press on ogee feet. 18th and 19th c. drop leaf tables and stands of differing description. Early and fancy carved giltwood and other mirrors. Continental lion and genre deep-carved oak storage chest.  Turned leg  mahogany writing desk with lift-up surface and interior drawers. Late 19th c. three-part mahogany double pedestal base dining table with leaves extending the table to 106 inches. 19th c. mahogany pedestal base tilt-top breakfast table. Pair inlaid mahogany half round tables. Pair leather and brass bound camphor storage chests from old Marblehead family. Mahogany Canterbury. 61 in. Empire mahogany paw foot library table. Pedestal base Empire breakfast table. Two mahogany two-section lady’s writing desks.

VICTORIAN AND LATER DECORATIVE FURNITURE: Fine 67 in. mahogany cheval mirror on talon feet with carved swan head mounts. Unusual 26 in. checkerboard marble top gaming table on fancy walnut base.    Fancy walnut library and sewing tables. 57 in. carved giltwood upholstered settee. Pair fine 43 in. graduated 17-drawer mahogany music cabinets. 20-drawer marble top walnut medical office chest. Tapered leg two drawer chest attributed to Biedermeier. European three drawer bombe front chest. Putti and landscape decorated music cabinet. Mahogany china cabinet on ball and claw foot frame. 46 X 33 in. pine butcher’s table. Stylish toile-upholstered carved French style single bed. Revolving oak bookcase.  Round front oak china cabinet. Stylish carved mahogany three piece bedroom set and matching sideboard. Two early 20th c. mahogany highboys, one with carved detail. Pair French style painted armchairs with carving. Graduated five-drawer tall chest with accessory drawers. Pair decorative turned post floor lamps on paw feet atop plinths. Victorian iron daybed. Much occasional furniture of different styles. Fancy six-piece wrought iron garden set. Five-piece bamboo piazza set. Good porch wicker incl. porch swing. 78 in. 1950’s glazed top Danish Modern style mahogany china cabinet.

Important ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES: Spectacular 9’4 X 6’2 stained glass window designed by noted Arts and Crafts inspired architect, Robert Reamer, for the Maine Central Railroad Station in Augusta, ME, built in 1913 and dismantled in 1961. The window depicts the State motto, DIRIGO, and various pictorial symbols of Maine. Smaller Arts & Crafts windows from that station also offered. Another spectacular window, measuring 82 inches in diameter, with swag-molded panes, this one from a building near Sanbornton, NH.

ACCESSORIES: Expertly made C. 1937 cabin cruiser pond yacht with fitted interior. Rare 26 in. WWII Japanese (Toko #1652) binoculars. Brass bound traveling 19th c. apothecary chest. Early 20th c. hand-carried multi-drawer chest of  dentist’s tools and accessories. Assortment of  old boxwood tradesman’s rules. Charley B. Bemis’ (Worcester, MA) early 20th c. carpenter’s chest and tools. Gamage and Featherlight sewing machines. Whippet, parrot, sunbonnet kid and other good doorstops. Cupid-mounted bronze and marble inkstand and candlesticks. Cast Geo. Washington and other period andirons and fireplace accessories. Late 19th c. horse drawn buggy. Wooden shaft golf clubs.

OLD LIGHTING: Good metallic and decorated glass table and floor lamps. Fancy etched cranberry hanging shade. Candle and electric sconces. Standing wrought iron four light candelabra. 20 in. sq. walnut-framed slag glass Arts & Crafts hanging fixture. Fancy gilt bronze table candelabra with putti. 26 in. cast brass eagle talon candlestick. Crystal chandeliers. OLD WOODENWARE AND METALWARE: Painted boxes. Old baskets. Chinese Export  decorated 23 in. glove box. Inlaid boxes and tea caddies. NH and other deed boxes. Decorated tole, brass and wooden trays.  English pewterware.

ESTATE SILVER: 12 in. decorated Hester Bateman teapot. 1785 Thos. Daniel, London, caster set. Pr. 13 in. Corinthian column English sticks. Harvey Lewis teapot and Gorham tea service. Tiffany porringer. Sterling flatware sets, misc. flatware and assorted serving utensils. Good ink stands, table accessories, bureau silver and picture frames. Good Sheffield and Victorian silverplated serving pieces, including Meriden tea service with elk and greyhound mounts.

Selection of early Chinese Export, including 15 1/2 in. three scene punch bowl. Decorated Nippon. Adams Calyx. Children’s transferware. Sponge and yellow-ware. Decorated stoneware. Decorated oyster service.  Figural Quimper bookends. Rare set Majolica egg cups in basketweave carrier. B. Potter and Royal Doulton animal figurines. Lenox Blue Tree dinnerware.  Good Victorian china. Good Chinese garden seats. 5 in. Lalique fish-form vase. Steuben. Frosted lion. Other good pressed and blown.

ART POTTERY: 9 3/4 X 6 in. Marblehead scenic marshes tile with verse. Set 12 never used Scheier 3 in. handle-less cups. Scheier 5 in. bowl. Roseville, including squat (651) candleholders. Better gold, gemstone and sterling ESTATE JEWELRY: Lady’s 18K Rolex. Morris Tobias, Howard, Universal (Geneve) and other gold pocketwatches. Good Victorian costume jewelry.

VINTAGE CLOTHING AND OLD TEXTILES: Rare 1876 Centennial celebration woman’s cotton 4-piece parade costume depicting Memorial Hall Art Gallery and American Eagle with shield crest. Assorted 1940’s and 50’s gowns and clothing from the wardrobe of fashion model, Ann Brown. Old quilts and estate linens. OLD GAMES: McLoughlin Bros. Circination. Parker Bros. Crossing the Ocean. Old board games with bakelite pieces.

7 1/2 in. early milliner’s model. 24 in. Pansy (IV) bisque head doll. China heads. Topsy-turvy and other cloth dolls. 20th c. dolls, doll and dollhouse furniture and clothing. ESTATE ORIENTAL RUGS, mainly runners and smaller sizes. Zebra pelt rug.

OLD PHOTOGRAPHY, PAPER AND AUTOGRAPHS: Signed 13 X 10 in. photo of Babe Ruth in Yankees uniform. Signed celebrity photos of Greta Garbo, young Jack Benny, Ethel Barrymore and others. Jimmy Dorsey sgd. Café Rouge menu. Framed personal letter from Wm. M. Thackeray with G.B.S. signed graphite portrait and Hollyer etching of him. Personal collection of photos, many from Brown Brothers and The Granger Collection, of presidents and their families, politicians and events, including image of Lincoln and McClellan at Antietam. Ambro. of Civil War soldier, T. Russell of Marblehead, MA. Early photos of Portsmouth, NH and the Naval Shipyard. 19th and 20th c. old Portsmouth family correspondence and misc. Seacoast NH paper. Vermeer’s Camera (Pat. Appd. for), Boothbay Hbr., ME. 1953 Q.E. souvenir Coronation paper, programs, magazines, etc. Apr. 15, 1865 New York Herald, announcing assassination of Lincoln. 60 X 38 1/2 in. Roosevelt and Garner political lithos. Early travel paper, postcards and maps. Near mint 1904, ’05 and ’11 Youth’s Companion  foldout calendars and others. Framed Phila. whale oil ad. Early Lucien Boucher illus. 24 X 39 in. Air France ad. Early blueprint scheme of Pomona, FL.

PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND SCULPTURE: From Ann Brown’s collection, the 65 X 51 in. decorative three-part folding screen painted by her social acquaintance, ANDY WARHOL,  and used as the promotional background at the book signing for his self-published book, In the Bottom of My Garden, about 1956 at the Serendipity 3 restaurant in New York. Copy of that book offered as well. 29 1/2 X 23 1/2 in. oval oil portrait of The Earl of Derwentwater, attrib. to Sir Godfrey Kneller. 23 X 19 in. oil portrait of young lady, attrib. to and labeled George Romney. 18th c. 29 X 24 in. oil after Joshua Reynolds’ Girl with Grapes. 9 X 6 in. R. DeCuvillon, 1884, w/c of cavalier. 25 X 21 in. o/c of Ship’s Captain, John Cowen, s.l.l. Bally, 1834, in the style of Alexandre Bally (French, 1764-1835). 45 X 34 in. G.P. Diaz, ’58, acrylic on panel, El Carnero. Emile A. Gruppe sgd. 24 X 29 1/2 in. Gloucester Morning.  15 1/2 X 23 1/2 in. Harry Ballinger seascape o/c.  50 X 52 in. 1959 Rene Bouche sgd. oil portrait of Ann Brown reclining with her cats. 18 X 24 in.  sgd. (Joe) Eula drawing of nude. Three Geo. McConnell coastal oils, depicting a shipwreck on coastal rocks, breakers in a storm and coastal  lighthouse. Small C.B. Russ (NH ?)  landscape.  J. Turmeau and other portrait miniatures. 1859 w/c post mortem  of infant. 19 in. Gaudez bronze of a farrier, Ferronier, XVI Siecle.  6 in. Davidson, 1934, bronze head of F.D.R. 9 in. bronze of Boy Scout.  J.T. Bowen’s Columbian Squirrel Audubon colored litho. Frederick Hall etching, Old Willows. Roland Clark’s etchings, Ducks in Dixie and A Memory.  1820’s T. McLean and G. Hunt col. Engl. street scene prints. Moore’s Fox Hunt, Edw. Orne and C.R. Stock fox hunting col. engravings. Leonard Baskin Rooster print. Many more prints and decorative works.

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


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

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