Timothy J. Gould, Licensed Maine
FRESH to MARKET
Company is pleased to announce that we have been
selected to sell, as part of our Fall 2008 auction, the personal
Mr. Fred Bauer of Mt. Vernon, Maine.
Fred, a well
known Maine antiques dealer and auctioneer, started his business in
1969, along with friends Chris Huntington and Ross Levett, as
partners, at EZRA PETERS Antiques in Mt. Vernon. Fred, Chris and Ross
were pioneering folk art, country furniture and fine art dealers, who
had great "eyes" and were always willing to share their considerable
knowledge among collector's and dealers alike. That is still true of
all three, even today! Fred's collection reflects his superb eye in
searching for fine folk art, country furniture and accessories in
original surfaces and especially American Woodlands Indian material!
He has scoured the Northeast for the past 40 years uncovering
wonderful "gems", many of the best of which he salted away and are now
being offered in this fine sale. GAC is honored to have been entrusted
with the sale of Fred's favorite "Treasures"! His
SUPERB collection was offered UNRESERVED, along with our usual
FINE selection of MARKET FRESH antiques and fine art, at
12 NOON on SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 1, 2008 at the Gardiner, Maine Sportsman's
Club. There was a full day's preview
on Friday Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
as well as the morning of the sale.
NOTE: You may click on the images below to
Thanks so much for
following along at our website for these past few weeks! Also,
thanks to brother Jim Gould
at ROUTE2.com for his fine efforts in making the site possible.
Thanks to brother Ron Gould
and the staff at Carrabassett Communications for their help in
producing our auction flyer. To our
auction day staff, kudos and thanks for their superb
efforts, but most of all for their friendship! And last but
certainly far from least...thanks to
Chris Chapman for his tireless efforts in every
facet of his invaluable effort in set-up, packing, photography and
God knows what else! We could not do this without him (nor would we
On a personal note....... a
very special thanks to
my loving and patient wife Joni for
33 wonderful years (on auction day!)....now that's truly a "working
Now, we kindly invite you
all to join us in Gardiner and to thank you, our
loyal friends, buyers and consignors, for
making it all possible! For those who are joining us for remote
bidding...thanks for your efforts in doing so! All the best to all
With great appreciation, Tim, Joni, Chris,
Molly, Jan , Jeff and the entire staff at Gould's.
in a Mass. storage unit and originally removed from a barn in
Sandowne, NH, this RARE, SUPERB and LARGE, full bodied and highly
articulated Cow Weathervane is in the
BEST ORIGINAL surface and condition. Attributed to L.W.
Cushing ca. 1870. Measures 32" from nose to tail and 21" from hoof
to horn. A SUPERIOR and DELIGHTFUL example of the form. Please
note, the end caps of the standard have been missing for many
OUTSTANDING pair of hollow cut and watercolor miniature portraits by
the "Puffy Sleeve" artist. The RARE bonneted woman, clutching a floral
bouquet, is flanked by her husband who is holding his walking stick.
Found recently in a cottage in the lakes region of NH. Each measures
3 3/4" by 3" (sight). Period frames, possibly original.
An classically styled and untouched Maine Chair Table in the BEST
original DRY red paint.
Pegged construction, round top, stretcher base, with superb
chamfering. Found in Pittsfield, ME.
Its two board top measures 48” diameter. Central Maine circa 1820.
William Frederick de Haas (Am.
1830-1880). OOC laid down on board. Signed l.r.
Measures 17 ½” by 27 ½” (sight). Recently discovered in a Lakes
Region, NH home.
Fine 18th Century Full Bodied Rooster
Weathervane with traces of original gilded surface. 16” tall by 22”
A remarkable, folk art carved and painted ship model of the
Mt. Dessert Island, ME sailing ship “MARTHA” (built 1840 Kennebunk,
ME). This pleasing model has 18 “hands on deck” to include the
Captain, a black cook and the Captain’s spotted dog! In wonderful
original paint and superb detail, including a polychromed ivory
maidenhead, the model measures 30” long and stands 23 ¼” tall.
Outstanding original condition!
Two superbly executed, early and
immaculate, miniature portraits on ivory, recently discovered in a
central New Hampshire home. The portrait on the left is attributed to
the American/British miniaturist
JOHN RAMAGE (1748-1802).
Housed in its original 18 Karat Gold "brooch" style frame, the sitters
initials are woven in his own human hair and placed in a glass panel,
verso. Overall the portrait measures 2" by 1 1/2". On the right is
another PRISTINE miniature on ivory of a handsome young gentleman.
American ca. 1820. Also in its original hanging type brass frame.
A glass panel containing woven human hair of the sitter is present,
verso. Measures 2 1/2" by 2" (sight).
Joseph Henry Sharp (Am. 1859-1953)
"SKAGWAY, ALASKA". Signed l.r., titled in the artist's hand
and signed verso. Oil on academy board. 6" by 9" (sight). Recently
discovered in a New Mexico flea market.
Weathervane from the top of a workshop in Rye, NH.
Wingspan measures 21". Stand 16" tall from bottom of ball. Original
“Executed by Susan Finney Aged 10 years 1830 AD”. A
finely detailed yet bold, schoolgirl’s sampler, found recently in a
home in Berwick, ME. Measures 17” square.
Bauer collection, an OUTSTANDING selection
of Early Native American Quillwork, Moose Hair Embroidery and Beadwork
to include fine examples from the Micmac, Ojibway, Malecite, Mohawk,
Menominee, Woodlands, Winnebago and Chippewa/Ottawa nations.
recently discovered, untouched and SUPERB drake Merganser decoy in
outstanding, original paint. Length 17". Found in east central NY
for your interest!
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