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Gould Auction Company held a late Fall Auction of Fine MARKET FRESH Antiques at NOON on Saturday November 17, 2007 at the Gardiner, Maine Sportsman's Club. PREVIEW was held on Friday 11/16 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Many thanks to our loyal consignors, customers and friends!
"Roughing In" the stage at Gardiner......MANY THANKS to Chris..... for his monumental efforts on our behalf!! We hope to see you in Gardiner on Saturday!
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Percy Sanborn (Am 1849-1929). Oil on canvas portrait of the Searsport, Maine sailing ship "Wm. C. Conner". Found in Captain Phineas Pendleton's ancestral home in Searsport. Captain Pendleton was once the ship's master. Superb original and untouched condition. 17 1/2" by 24" (sight). Unsigned.
Zachariah Stevens Decorated Tin Document Box. Stevens Plains, Maine Ca. 1820. Superb original condition.
Outstanding Rooster Weathervane in Superb Original Surface. Recently removed from a Southern New England Barn. Measures 22" tall.
Early printed and handsewn American Flag. Likely a Maritime flag as it was found in New Bedford, Mass. and has interesting Whalebone and Ebony fittings. Measures 35 3/4" by 17 1/2".
Boldly paint decorated dome top box found along Maine's mid coast. Original and untouched condition. Measures 24" wide by 9 3/4" tall and 11 1/2" deep.
An Historically Important group of late 19th or early 20th century Fort Sill, Oklahoma Apache Indian albumen photos. Recently discovered and found tacked to the inside cover of the wooden equipment trunk of Lieutenant A.A. King of the 8th U.S. Cavalry. Several of the photos are marked with the Fort Sill photographers stamp of Mrs. M.B. Daniel. In original handwriting on the back of Mrs. Daniel's photograph of two young women is "Geronimo's two daughters Niesta and Panusea". The sight measurements of the photos range in size from 5 1/2" by 4" to 8" by 5". Two dated 1905 leather postcards addressed to Lt. King at Fort Sill along with an original 1890 colored Rinehart lithograph of Geronimo, were found tacked to the trunk lid, along with these Indian photos. The trunk will be included with the photos if desired. An exciting fresh find from a Western Maine cottage!
Outstanding and Early 6' Sawbuck Table having a magnificently scrubbed, breadboard ended top over its original painted base. Also has the wonderful "extender" cleats underneath its top. Originally found in a NH farmhouse.
Outstanding presentation Banjo Clock by Elmer Stennes of Weymouth, Massachusetts. Measures 42" tall.
An exceptional 18th Century Corner Cupboard having a Rare Tombstone Arched top door above its butterfly hinged bottom door. The doors exhibit the BEST raised panels chamfered to the highest relief! Superbly dry scraped many years ago to its original blue-green. A truly pleasing and early cupboard from an advanced Maine collection. Stands 84 1/2" tall and measures 50 1/2" wide.
FUN and FOLKY!!!! This porch rail bird feeder, in the form of an articulated Cat, was recently discovered on the back porch railing of a Coastal home. Ca. 1940, it retains its original, yet weathered paint. Measures 15" by 8 1/4". Untouched, as found, original condition.
Tomah Joseph (1837-1914). Maine Birch Bark Log Carrier signed and dated 1906 A Superior Example of the masterful Indian birchbark craftsman and legendary Passamaquoddy Maine Indian tribal leader. Excellent, untouched and original condition throughout. Discovered at the Apt - Emery farmhouse in Eastport, Maine.
George Catlin (Am. 1796-1872). Watercolor on paper of an unknown sitter. Signed and dated 1830 on the edge of the sitter's chair seat. Measures 11 1/2" by 8 1/2" (sight). Recently matted and placed in a period frame, the condition of the portrait is excellent throughout. **This portrait relates very closely to the famous 1835 George Catlin watercolor portrait of Joe Chadwick who was a close friend of Catlin and his traveling partner. Joe Chadwick was from Exeter, NH and interestingly, the portrait above was found in Exeter, NH! Joe Chadwick was killed at the Alamo just 4 short months after Catlin painted his likeness. The Chadwick portrait resides in the collection of the McNay Institute at San Antonio, TX.
Thank you for your interest!
"Buying and selling quality antiques since 1975."
Timothy J. Gould, Auctioneer, Maine Auctioneer's License # AR1038
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