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Timothy J. Gould, Licensed Maine Auctioneer 

Gould Auction Company was pleased to announce a MARKET
FRESH Auction of Fine ANTIQUES held on SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 20, 2010 at the GARDINER, MAINE  
PREVIEW was held on Friday November 19 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and also day of sale from 8 a.m. to Noon.

Click Here for a PRELIMINARY LISTING (Updated 10/30/10) for Saturday, November 20, 2010

Click Here for the ORDER of SALE for our November 20, 2010 Market Fresh Auction!

Click Here for Page 2 for Images of MORE ITEMS included in our November 20, 2010 Market Fresh Auction!

Click Here for Page 3 for Images of EVEN MORE ITEMS included in our November 20, 2010 Market Fresh Auction!

 Please note: You may click on many of the images below to enlarge them.


An interesting VERMONT CIVIL WAR LOT once belonging to CAPTAIN LINUS SHERMAN of the 9th VT VOLUNTEERS. It is well documented that LINUS SHERMAN, then of MONTGOMERY, VERMONT was the VERY FIRST RESIDENT of FRANKLIN COUNTY to volunteer and be mustered into the Civil War. He was promoted to Captain on May 24, 1863 and not long after was captured, later paroled and according to government records, became involved in an exchange for Confederate POWs at Chicago on January 10, 1863. Born in in 1835 or 1836 at Fairfield, VT, Captain Linus Sherman, after his dedicated military service, became a prominent minister, civic leader and citizen of Colorado Springs, Colorado where he died on February 17th, 1912. This extensive collection of his personal Civil War mementos include his original Civil War needlework eyeglass case (decorated with a 33 Star American Flag); his Civil War Model 1851 Pattern Waist Belt Plate; his GAR Belt Plate; (2) Personal photographs; An unusual hand sewn and pieced wool Civil War era "guidon" sized flag (measures 13" by 18") and a cased presentation portfolio of his official military record. A remarkable collection from a remarkable soldier!


A RECENT, SOLID ATTRIBUTION (with thanks to a couple of knowledgeable and generous friends)! FRANK VINING SMITH (American 1879-1967) UNSIGNED YET REMARKABLE! A particularly "busy" Harbor scene of which we believe to be Gloucester, Mass. Recently discovered in the same NH attic as the signed Frank Smith oil painting of the "USGS BEAR" (see below), this impressively detailed oil painting on masonite measures 17  1/2" by 23  1/2" (sight). A master's work!! Overall, in its original frame, the painting measures 22 1/4" by 28".  Superb original condition.

A wonderfully "folky" and naive interpretation! Please allow us to introduce "Secretariat the Giraffe". Fulfilling and symbolizing each and every one of the Folk Art scholar Robert Bishops qualifications, this fellow was found in west central Maine. In a pleasing upright pose and size that measures 16 1/2" long and  by 14 3/4" tall.  Superb original condition.


A magnificent Adirondack "Stick" Rocker in boldly sculptural form and the BEST original surface. Stands 40  1/2" tall and measures 24  1/2" at its widest. Immaculate original condition throughout.


Found with the rocking chair above, this "root" plant stand and "stick" side table are fine and complex examples of their forms. The "root" stand measures 17 1/2" tall and  13 1/2" wide at its hexagonal top and is in excellent, original condition throughout. The "stick" side table measures 28 3/4" tall and 16 1/2" diameter at its circular top. Both are in excellent original surfaces. The stick table is missing small pieces at top skirt and base.

A crisp and beautifully executed 1846 New Hampshire Watercolor Family Register from the Simons and Heath families of Alexandria, NH. Interestingly and sadly, according to a genealogical website, Merrill P. Simons, at the age of thirty seven, mustered into the Civil War and the 2nd NH Cavalry. Less than three months later, he would succumb to heat stroke while "on march" in Virginia. The register is in its original period red painted frame. Overall (with frame) it measures 13 1/2" by 10 5/8" and 11 1/2" by 8 3/4" (sight).

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This large, remarkable and period (late 1920s) presentation chair is profusely hand carved with reminders of Charles Lindbergh’s historic 1927 flight. From the Statue of Liberty to the Eiffel Tower, its crest features the flight of the SPIRIT of ST. LOUIS en route, across the Atlantic Ocean with the well defined parallels and meridians of the globe, below. Remaining traces of gold gilt, highlight the symbolic carving of the rising sun of the east, shining down upon Lindbergh’s courageous flight. The chair’s arms end in boldly carved Lion’s Heads, symbolic of courage. Each arm is capped with a carving at its knuckle, in tribute to the two unique crossings of the Atlantic, its right arm having a depiction of the Santa Maria and the left, a likeness of the Spirit of St. Louis. A superb Germanic Eagle is highlighted at the front stretcher of the chair’s base, suggesting a Bavarian connection. This may be a signature of the German ancestry or origin of the carver, as many of the master carvers in early 20th century America, were German immigrants. The chair may well have been a gift from a German national or indeed, the German government, itself. A fascinating part of its provenance is that the chair was once the property of a high ranking executive with RKO pictures, the film company which produced the 1957 film “THE SPRIT of ST. LOUIS”, starring Jimmy Stewart! Exhibiting classic Jacobean revival characteristics of the late 1920s, the chair is carved from black walnut. It is in superb, original condition and remains tight and solid. The chair also retains its original upholstery, which is in excellent condition. Having tall and bold form, the chair measures 52” high and 24 ¼” at its widest point, 24” at its deepest and having a seat height of 16  ½”. Recently discovered in a New Hampshire attic.


A wonderful group of early New England Paint Decorated Boxes that were collected in the "Old Days" (the latest being purchased in 1974)! The group was used as accents in the noted 1974 Art Institute of Chicago exhibition titled "THREE NEW ENGLAND PAINTERS". They have not seen the "light of day" since. Vibrant paint and untouched original condition. The smallest box measures 12" wide by 6" tall and 8" deep while the largest measures 30" wide by 13  1/2" tall and 15" deep.

J. BRADFORD HAGUE (American early 20th c.) Recently discovered in a Massachusetts home, this fine oil painting of a Rockport, Massachusetts genre scene, measures 19 1/4" by 32 1/2" (sight). Excellent original condition.

A recently discovered, large and vibrantly painted Half Hull in green, black and white. 45  1/2" by 9  1/2" (overall). OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL CONDITION.

FRANK VINING SMITH  (American 1879-1967). The historic United States Revenue (Coast Guard) Cutter USMS BEAR. Recently discovered in a NH attic, this large oil painting on wood panel is signed lower right. The portrait depicts the BEAR, slicing through the Arctic Sea, with her hull awash in freezing spray. A rare and powerful rendering of what many believe to be, the most famous ship in Coast Guard (Revenue Marine) history. Measures 26  1/2" by 35  1/2" (sight). Original lemon gold frame measuring 31  1/2" by 40  1/4".  Untouched and as found. In need of cleaning, otherwise condition is excellent.

This red painted Chippendale four drawer chest was found recently in Buckfield, Maine, nestled in the "Open Chamber" of an 18th century "Cape" style home. The chest descended through the family and never left this "Bicentennial Farm", which was built ca. 1770. Having an extremely tall and complex bracket base, the pleasingly proportioned chest measures 36 1/2" wide by 35  3/4" tall and 19" deep. A wonderful survivor!Provenance will be available to the buyer.

Discovered in the historic PRESCOTT TAVERN at PEPPERELL, MASSACHUSETTS, this early 19th Century group of MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA items once belonged to JAMES T. BARNEY (whose name is penciled inside the Shako), a soldier with the PRESCOTT GUARD of PEPPERELL, MASSACHUSETTS. The Prescott Guard was formed by the son of the Revolutionary War Hero and Battle of Bunker Hill commander, General William Prescott, of Pepperell. Included are James T. Barney's Prescott Guard Boston labeled Shako; his Eagle Head sword and scabbard; his Federal Eagle decorated Haversack; his Green backed Red Parade Vest; his painted Wooden Canteen; his Leather Waist Belt with its original brass belt plate and musket cleaning tool (attached) and his tin lined leather Cartridge Box. Provenance available to the buyer.

WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS (Canadian 1884-1963). Recently discovered in a Massachusetts home, this large watercolor is signed lower right and dated 1949. Measures 15 3/4" by 17 1/4" or 40cm by 44cm (sight). Framed and mounted. Excellent original condition.

An OUTSTANDING "SUCCESS to AMERICA" LIVERPOOL JUG having decoration that includes an American Federal Eagle, Clipper Ship and likeness of an American Soldier, along with a quote from Thomas Jefferson.  Measures 9" tall. Excellent original condition throughout.

JOHN WHORF  (American 1903-1959). Recently discovered in a NH attic, this large Yachting watercolor is signed lower right and measures 25  1/4" by 21" (sight). Likely original Boston framing by Harris measuring 39  1/2" by 33  1/2" (overall).  Untouched, as found and in superb original condition.


JOHN WHORF  (American 1903-1959). Recently discovered in a NH attic, this large Sword Fishing watercolor is signed lower right and measures 30" by 22" (sight). Likely original labeled Boston framing by Harris measuring 39" by 30  1/2" (overall).  Foxing upper quarter, otherwise excellent original condition.

A vibrantly paint decorated Maine storage box with an unusual and perhaps unique "vaulted" lid. In outstanding dry and vibrant colors of "fire red" on a mustard ground, the box measures  27  1/2" wide, 12 3/4" tall and 14" deep. Found recently amongst a nice grouping of "earlies", in a coastal Maine

A Rare and Pleasing "Paddle Tail Bird" Decorated Tin Document Box by the North Family of Fly Creek, NY. Found in the attic of a Fly Creek home, approximately 30 years ago. Measures 9" w by 4  1/2" deep and 5  1/4" tall.

Click Here for a PRELIMINARY LISTING (Updated 10/30/10) for Saturday, November 20, 2010

Click Here for the ORDER of SALE for our November 20, 2010 Market Fresh Auction!

Click Here for Page 2 for Images of MORE ITEMS included in our November 20, 2010 Market Fresh Auction!

Click Here for Page 3 for Images of EVEN MORE ITEMS included in our November 20, 2010 Market Fresh Auction!

For samples from previous auctions, you may visit our Auction Archives.


Thank you for your interest!


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