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GOULD AUCTION COMPANY Completed A SPRING SALE OF FRESH to MARKET ANTIQUES on SATURDAY MAY 12, 2007 at 12 O'CLOCK NOON at the Gardiner, Maine Sportsman's Club!
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An attic fresh and CRISP Folk Art portrait of an attractive young lady. Prior/ Hamblen school or possibly William Kennedy. New Hampshire Ca. 1840. Discovered recently in western NH, the portrait was found under glass, hence the condition is superb throughout and it has wonderfully vibrant coloring. Provenance available to the buyer.
A Fine Paint Decorated Document Box measuring 15" wide by 6" tall and 7 3/4" deep. Northern New England Ca. 1830. Tomato red ground with green bands outlined in yellow pin-striping on the lid and base. Free hand painted flowers and bronze stenciled leaves in yellow, red and black. Period brass bail handle on its top. Great composition and color
Found on a house call this past week (4/18/07) in a Port Clyde, Maine attic, this wonderful collection of circa 1900 Folk Art Owls, Roosters, Songbirds and Seafowl were carved and painted by Enoch Benner. A Port Clyde native, Benner was born in 1838. The two Roosters (photographed together) bear the names of Benners cousins Sarah Cook (b.1860) and her son Arthur Linden Cook (b.1890). The carvings were found in the attic of the generational Cook home in Port Clyde. These are superb examples of Maine Folk Art in its purest form!
RARE Plump Bodied"Crowing" Rooster Weathervane. Superb original surface and condition. Removed from a barn in North Andover, Massachusetts. Measures 23" in height.
"TORRENT 1874" An amazing working model of a mid 19th Century Fire Pumper. Incredible detail, so much so that it well may have been a salesman's sample or perhaps a patent model. Measures 42" overall length and 17" at its tallest point. From a family of generational firefighters in Everett, Massachusetts. Condition is excellent throughout.
A remarkable 1863 American Watercolor and Cutwork (or scissor work) Tribute to the Captain of the American Clipper Ship "MARY". This rare and inspiring example of American Folk Art was found recently in a home in Bingham, Maine. It is sewn onto its original paperboard backing. The cutwork measures 9 1/2" by 15 1/2" (sight). Its verse, which is cut into the work, amongst the wonderful multi-watercolor decoration, reads as follows: "HE IS COMING FROM INDIA'S BURNING STRAND WHERE HE HAS WANDERED SO LONG FROM ME .... COMING AT LAST TO HIS NATIVE LAND FROM OVER THE EAST ROUGH SEA.....AND THINKS HE OF ME IN HIS LONELY WATCH ON THE CHANGING RESTLESS SEA.....WHERE THE WAVES DASH OER THE VESSELS SIDE......DOES HE THINK OF ME". in each of the four corners within the cutwork are the makers name and date: "MA....RY" and "18....63". The ship is flying its flying its American Flag and name flag of "MARY" with the (likely imaginary) ship in the background with the name flag of "HOPE"! According to records at the Maine Maritime Museum, the Clipper "MARY" was launched on Dec. 6 1854 and built by Benjamin Dutton of Marblehead, Mass. She was 179 feet long and her beam was 37 feet. Her Master from 1857-1865 was Captain John Bridgeo. It is noted that the vessel made voyages to Calcutta, India. Many thanks to Kelly Page a Library Assistant at the Maine Maritime Museum (243 Washington St. Bath, ME 04530) for her kind efforts in identifying the "MARY".
A Fine Two Piece Stepback Cupboard in Original Red Paint. Nicely proportioned, having single raised panel doors and three waist drawers in strong tiger maple. Of mid 19th Century vintage, having pit sawn backboards, being scoop planed and of square nail construction throughout. Measures 86" tall and 52" at its widest point which is the top molded edge. Found recently in a Massachusetts shed.
An attic fresh and wonderfully whimsical Portland, Maine Cobalt Decorated Stoneware "SHOE FLY" Crock. Possibly unique. Two gallon size in excellent condition. Found amongst a wonderful grouping of estate fresh items in a Southern Maine home...just last week
A Fine New Hampshire Inlaid Hepplewhite Bow Front Chest in Original Finish and Brass. Also, from the same wonderful group of items from a Southern Maine home.
An OUTSTANDING Westerly, Rhode Island Needlework Sampler by "Mary Ann Babcock 1826". Superb original condition. 17 1/2" by 16" (sight). Archivally framed.
Mary Ann Babcock was born in Westerly, Rhode Island on May 21, 1812, the daughter of Paul Babcock Jr. and Amey (Clarke) Babcock. She married Benjamin Reynolds Champlin on Sept. 22, 1842 in Westerly. Mary Ann was a life long resident of the Avondale village of Westerly. She is buried at Westerly's Riverbend Cemetery. Mary Ann Babcock's paternal grandfather, Paul Babcock Sr. was a Revolutionary War soldier from Westerly (Pension Record S 21630). This fine sampler remained in the Champlin ancestral home in Avondale until the 1960s when it was passed to the present owners Great Aunt. Full provenance available to buyer.
W.P Stubbs (Am. 1842-1909). OOC laid down on board. 27 1/2" by 47 1/2" (sight). Found recently in a Southern Maine home.
Nicely proportioned Tall Case Clock by the rarely encountered maker Samuel Ranlett (1780-1800) of Monmouth, Maine. Ca. 1810. Brass works, maple case excellent condition throughout. Original finish covered by a coat of Victorian shellac. Samuel Ranlett is said to have apprenticed under Benjamin Snow in Augusta, Maine in the year 1800. He moved to Monmouth in 1809. This is a truly fine and original example of his work.
Detail of above clock:
Fine Hebron , CT Needlework Sampler dated 1829. Wrought by Frances Harriet Gilbert (b. 1817) of the noted Gilbert family of Hebron. The Gilberts of Hebron were very active in both State and National politics in the late 18th and early 19th Century. This wonderfully composed Sampler has vibrant coloring, superior needlework and is in a remarkable state of preservation throughout. Sight measurement is 17 1/4" square.
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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