Antique Tools of the Trades

Goodwin Building ~ York Maine

611 U.S. Route One

York, Maine

Saturday, March 6, 2004


Antique Tools at 12:00 Noon

Estate Antiques at 1:00 p.m.


Full Auction Preview March 5 th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

And from 8:00 a.m. on the Day of Sale

Offering a diverse selection of antiques, accessories and items of historic interest removed solely from private estates and old households, including early York's Barrell family. We are pleased to add to the sale an important collection of needlework samplers recently deaccessioned from a Maine museum.


ANTIQUE TOOLS OF THE TRADES :   Selection of 18 th to early 20 th c. tools and related items of the carpenter, builder, logger, blacksmith, machinist and allied craftsman. Complete listing of lots also available by mail or fax. Download listing here


EARLIER FURNITURE :   Early 18 th c. 45 in. round Queen Anne curly maple drop leaf table on pad feet. 48 X 54 in. Barrell family Chippendale mahogany square leg drop leaf table with distinctive beaded edge cutout skirt. Early 18 th c. 39 X 25 in. one drwr. stretcher-based tavern table in old finish. 18 th c. old black snake-foot candlestand with finely executed mid-19 th c. paint decoration. 18 th c. one drwr. blanket chest on arched board ends, initialed EP 1705, with Victorian PA style flower and vine paint decoration. 19 th c. hanging cupboards in old blue and gray. 18 th c. ladderback rocking armchair. 79 in. reeded leg Sheraton drop arm sofa, the skirt tacked in swags. 19 th c. mahogany six drwr. cellarette with lion brasses. Set of four late 18 th to early 19 th c. upholstered French style armchairs and a pair in original needlepoint upholstery. Handsome early 19 th c. crotch-mahogany veneered Fairfield, ME area Hepplewhite four drwr. chest on high cutout base. Mahogany Chippendale mirror and later three part giltwood overmantle mirror. Early 19 th c. four drwr. mahog. chest on distinctive high turned leg base. Turned leg early 19 th c. graduated four drwr. chest with decorative tree-carved upper leg post panels. Early 19 th c. N.E. cut corner mahogany card table with line inlay. Two over three drwr. Georgian mahogany bowfront chest on French feet. 19 th c. 12 in. square top maple light stand with finely tapering legs. Classical North Shore, Mass. mahogany center table with water leaf and punch-carved four leg base and brass paw feet. 36 in.

one over two drwr. chest on fine acanthus-carved paw feet. Mt. Lebanon Shaker No. 0 child's armchair. Unusual ring-turned swing leg cherry 19 th c. deep drop leaf table. Earlier and later Continental side tables and carved side tables. Early 19 th c. blanket box in old mustard paint. Good 19 th c. cannonball bed. Early hide-covered dometop trunks and early immigrant's trunk from the Barrell homestead.

VICTORIAN FURNITURE :   72 in.Spanish Revival two drwr. mahogany hunt board on sculpted iron and turned leg base. C. 1865 fancy mahogany double bed with carved posts and friezework. Fine Federal style Centennial arch back sofa on eight reeded legs. Serpentine mahogany marble top mirrored chest. Pair of small single leaf mahogany felt-inset gaming tables. Set of eight Centennial Chippendale dining chair. Pair of small marble top inlaid Italian commodes. 1883 presentation horn armchair from The Texas-Mexican Railway Co. Tall walnut and cherry open and glazed door bookcases and oak barrister bookcase. Hull, England bracket clock, oak case Ingraham store clock and several American mantle clocks. Renaissance Revival recamier. Finer fruit-carved medallion back sofa frame and pair of good carved and upholstered parlor side chairs. Tapestry-upholstered Continental armchair. Lady's walnut lift-top writing desk. Inlaid flat top writing desk. Rosewood spinnet desk. No. African openwork inlaid folding screen. Three-piece upholstered mahog. Sheraton style parlor group. Finer pair of channel back upholstered easy chairs. Grain-painted cottage furniture. Cannonball   twin beds. High wheel wicker baby carriage. Hide-covered 19 th c. child's rocking horse with carved features. 92 in. early wooden 20 th c. "LOBSTERS" sign. Much more of quality.

ACCESSORIES :   25 in. carved and gilded ornamental eagle attributed to John Haley Bellamy, Kittery Point, ME, given to a Kittery attorney by Bellamy's brother, Charles, in payment for professional services rendered. Other FOLK CARVINGS :   18 th c. hippo-kampos weathervane figure from a Connecticut   garden house, having traces of the original gilding. 24 in. 19 th c. recumbent stag mantle sculpture. 13 fine 19 th c. English NEEDLEWORK SAMPLERS, consigned by a Maine museum, formerly from the collection of noted early 20 th c. Boston area needleworker and collector, Mrs. Templeton Coolidge one, two, three . Fine antique sewing items. Estate linens, lace and embroidered work. Graphic and colorful quilts. Old hooked rugs and scenic Waldoboro (ME) rug pattern. Finer room-sized Heriz oriental carpet and other smaller estate rugs. Ladies' fancy black and other vintage clothing. Ladies' and men's hats and accessories. The fine collection of Rose MedallionEXPORT CHINA , formerly the property of Gertrude Lane of Philadelphia, c. 1920, and descending in her family, the fifty-seven pieces to include a variety of individual place setting and oval, square and scalloped edge serving pieces.

Other ESTATE CHINA AND GLASSWARE : Blue-banded Royal Worcester dinnerware with serving pieces. Turin pattern 19 th c. china. Blue and brown transferware. Leeds green and blue-edged ware, incl. parrot decorated plate. Figural salt glaze. Commemorative Royalty china. Early decorated china.Soft paste. Southwest Native American pottery. Earlier South American clay figures. Egyptian Revival clay figures. American Arts and Crafts pottery and tiles. Interior scenic lithopanes. Sandwich and other older pressed and flint glassware. Victorian colored glassware. Old paperweights. Boy Scout items. Selection of old bottles. Old marbles. The MILITIA JACKET, pants and commission certificate belonging to Capt. John Foster Walcott, who served in the Cumberland and Smithfield (RI) Light Dragoons from 1808 to 1811 (by family record), all the clothing named or initialed and contained in Lydia Weeden's (his wife's) initialed leather covered trunk. Offered with the latter items is a framed 3 X 2 ¼ in. watercolor portrait on paper of John Walcott in civilian clothes. Walcott items to be offered singly, then as a group, to be sold to the highest single or collective bid. 18 in. unmarked bisque head FRENCH FASHION DOLL on kid body with closed mouth and pierced ears, having additional dresses, hats and shoes.10 in. jointed wooden doll with painted face, missing arm and without clothes. Other later dolls.

Fine gold, silver and gemstone ESTATE JEWELRY , including Barrell family (York, ME)gold ring with pearls and containing hair, inscribed "GGB...with his Mother's and his own NB [Nathaniel Barrell] 1810". Other Barrell rings. Diamond and diamond and sapphire bracelets. Pocket watches, including one by Ephraim Clark, Phila. (No. 506). Wide variety of good costume jewelry. Collection of ladies' fans. Silk Mandarin robe. Selection of sterling and silverplated ware. OLD TOYS AND GAMES :   Earlier 12 in. Steiff teddy bear. Weeden litho'd tin steam toy. 19 in."Oh Boy" pressed steel racer. 13 in. NANTUCKET basket and other old baskets, antique household woodenware and metalware. Selection of old carved and other document, trinket and jewelry boxes. Decorated stoneware. Collection of nine 19 th c. hand bells. Old desk accessories. Old jack knives. Diverse selection of advertising novelties and containers, incl. collection of Edgeworth and other tobacco tins. Wide selection of 19 th and 20 th c. lighting, incl. cranberry shaded brackets, old fairy lamps, whale oils and whale oil burners, Victorian and later decorative table lamps, shades and accessories.

OLD BOOKS, PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY :   Ann Frances Harrod's 1823 Quincy, Mass. "lady's album", a booklet containing advice to this young woman and good wishes from elders, relatives and acquaintances, including advice from and signed by the elderly John Adams. Johnson's   New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World , 1870. A wide selection of interesting estate books available to be made up into individual lots, including travel, history, Civil War, town histories, literature, early leather bounds and special interest. Phillips' Warren (RI) 1808 Trial of the Kentish Guards , etc. Smollet's (et al.) 16 vols. Works of Voltaire , 1769. Sermon on the Mount , Illuminated by Audsley. Morse's 1797 American Gazetteer. Mark Twain's 1883 Life on the Mississippi . Walton's 1848 The Complete Angler . D. Lancaster's History of Gilmanton (NH). Older and later children's books and bound children's magazines. 19 th c. seed and farm machine catalogs. 1846 State of Maine Mexican War Invitation for Volunteers. 1805 Wells, ME Second Parish Church receipt for sale of pew, signed by Tobias Lord, Wm. Jefferds, Joseph Moody, et. al. Black and white litho. of "Barrell's Grove", York, ME. 19 th c. rolled N.E. maps. 1953 invitation to the Inauguration of Eisenhower and Nixon. Much old advertising paper. Trade cards and postcards. 5 ½ X 4 in. Civil War ruby ambrotype depicting Union officers dining in a field tent. Other Civil War soldier photos. Selection of misc. 19 th and 20 th c. portrait and other photography.

OLD PAINTINGS AND PRINTS :   24 X 16 B. Champney signed o/c of field flowers. 14 X 18 in. Jane Peterson o/b Gloucester street scene. 20 X 22 in. Domingo Ramos, 1940, oil landscape on masonite. 18 X 30 in. J.W. Sword, 1879, o/c of coastal breakers (dmgd). 10 X 14 in. Frank O. Small o/b Carribean fishing dock scene with people. 3 X 2 ½ in. early 19 th c. framed watercolor portrait of John F. Walcott (Smithfield, RI), to be offered with other Walcott items previously mentioned in this text. 14 X 28 in. F. Weber o/c of coastal breakers. 12 X 16 in. H.S. Maddocks o/b Motif No. 1, Rockport dock scene. 12 X 18 in. H. Tolbrig o/p of shepherd and sheep. 35 X 45Christopher Gurshin oil on masonite of colonial house and buildings. 36 X 48 in. Fred M. Hines o/c of stormy coastal breakers. 14 X 22 in. H.E. Marston, '03, pastel of stormy coastal breakers. Arnold Turtle framed portrait of colorfully dressed lady. 5 ¼ X 3 ½ in. Rafaelli etching, Le Chemineau . Works by Harry Rossoll, W.H. Bodwell, James S. Blackton, H.C. Wolcott and others. Decorative 19 th c. and later original works and prints. Selection of old picture frames.

TERMS OF SALE: Cash or check approved by auctioneer. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Twelve percent Buyer's Premium. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission. Delivery available by separate arrangement. Sale catered.

DIRECTIONS: From Interstate Rte. 95, take Exit 4 (The Yorks) and follow to U.S. Rte. One. Take left on Rte. One and follow 2/10 mi. to Goodwin Building. Winter auction entrance on north side of building.

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