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Timothy J. Gould, Licensed Maine Auctioneer 
 
FRESH to MARKET
ANTIQUE AUCTIONS
 
 

GOULD AUCTION COMPANY was PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE our ANNUAL SPRING AUCTION of MARKET FRESH ANTIQUES held at the GARDINER, MAINE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB on SATURDAY May 12TH, 2012 at NOON. A full day PREVIEW was held Friday May 11 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and also the morning of sale day. 

While "the stage was being set", Chris Chapman and his crew worked around the clock! These (above) were some of the preliminary results. Tweaking, head scratching and rearranging, the scene always evolves to look a bit different come Friday. Many thanks to Chris and his night time security team as they were not only "setting up" but assuring that everything was in the same condition as it was received. We were glad to see you all in Gardiner on Saturday.  Thanks to all of you who followed along and especially to those of you joined us in Gardiner!
 
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Discovered yesterday (4-24-12) in the ancestral coastal Maine home of the sitters, this pair of  identified Folk Art Portraits is undoubtedly the work of the noted Portland, Maine folk artist STURTEVANT HAMBLIN (1817-1884). The sitters are Captain Rufus Fales (1812 - 1858) and his wife Julia  Thompson Fales (1811 -  1892 )  of South Thomaston, Maine. Oil on flat canvas in period lemon gold frames.  16 ' x 13' (overall) - 13 1/2'x 10' (sight). Other than an early coat of varnish.....in untouched original "as found" condition. Provenance available to buyer.

 

  
 
A "RARE SURVIVOR". Discovered this past week in the eaves of the attic "chamber" of an early GILMANTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE home, this mustard painted and green stencil decorated early 19th century FIREBOARD is as pure (and market fresh) as you find them. In a pleasing and manageable size of  30  3/4" wide and 27  1/4" tall.

 

 

chalk SIGNED Connecticut Chippendale Chest of Three Drawers in a wonderful early surface. Drilled for brasses but shows no sign of ever having had them mounted. Cherry with pine secondary wood. Case width 39". Stands 36  1/2" tall and 19  3/4" deep.

 

A petite and EYE DAZZLING Chip Carved Box found recently in a NH attic. The double slide covered box is boldly dated "1857" on its underside. The box is carved from a single piece of maple with its two thin slide covers being of maple as well. Measures 5 7/8' tall x 4 1/4' wide x 2' deep.

AN untouched, nicely refined and proportioned NH Maple Country Hepplewhite TEA TABLE having subtly shaped corners and a superbly scrubbed SINGLE BOARD MAPLE TOP.  Top measures 40  1/8" x 26  1/2" and table stands 29" tall.

     
     

An 18th Century Corner Chair in Apple Green over Original Red Paint. Measures 28 1/4' tall x 29' wide x 32 ' deep

     
  

"TWEEDLE DEE and TWEEDLE DUM" This RARE and MASSIVE set of 19th century figural cast iron andirons stand 20 3/4' tall x 10 7/8' wide x 27' deep. Each weighs an amazing  53  1/2 lbs.!!! An entertaining form!

      

Nicely proportioned and boldly Paint Decorated Two Drawer Blanket Chest in "Stipple" Grained Red and Black Paint. Measures 41" (case width) 40  7/8" tall and 17  1/2" deep.

A superb and remarkably detailed 1846 ADAM & EVE schoolgirl sampler. Measures 17  3/4" tall by 22" wide and 13  1/2" deep. Found in a coastal Maine home a few days ago.

A recently discovered, PRISTINE schoolgirl needlework 1838 FAMILY RECORD from the CHELMSFORD, MASSACHUSETTS families of MERIAM, DICKINSON and PRESCOTT. The sampler is accompanied by a matched set of six coins silver spoons bearing the engraved family name of  "MERIAM". The record measures 20 1/4' x 19 3/8' (overall) and 18' x 17 1/4' (sight) . Housed in its original period frame.

RARE, EARLY AND superb  19th century AMERICAN painted MILITARY HAVERSACK which is in remarkable original condition. The piece is signed by its owner (in two locations) as being William Grant. Probably CT ca. Please note the "L.G." (Light Guard) designation on its inner flap  1820. Measures  14 3/8"  (28 3/4' when open) x 15'.

   

A fine cased Nautical Diorama with a pilot ship leading the way "home" beneath a "dreamy" sky. Measures 17" tall by 32  1/2" wide. Superb, untouched and original condition throughout. Recently discovered in a southern coastal Maine home.

An exquisitely carved and painted, early 19th century or late 18th century "over entrance" panel featuring a yellow and green painted fan placed below individually carved arrows that are angling into its border. In its superb original surface and condition. Overall measures 12  1/2" by 31  7/8". Originally found in Massachusetts.

 

A charming and large mid 20th century "Window Shade" painting by the noted illustrator Charles LaSalle (1898-1958) depicting an early 19th century view of  PORTLAND, MAINE from the FALMOUTH BOATYARD. The OOC measures 79" by 41 and is signed lower left "LaSalle  48". Likely a variation with artistic license taken from the mid 19th century engraving "Birds Eye View" of Portland, Maine pubished by Charles Magnus of New York.

 

 

  

 A MOST REMARKABLE MAINE DISCOVERY 

CAPTAIN LEMUEL MOODY'S 1796 First Edition of  THE AMERICAN COAST PILOT with its original owner's inscription "LEMUEL MOODY'S  1796  PORTLAND". This is only the fourth example of this of this ultra rare American nautical guide ever to be offered at public auction and was found among a fascinating array of HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT and EARLY FALMOUTH and PORTLAND, MAINE items.

 

CAPTAIN LEMUEL MOODY'S  1796 First Edition of  THE AMERICAN COAST PILOT was found alongside his personally inscribed "LEMUEL MOODY PORTLAND 1804" wallet and initialed 1812 English Sterling Silver pocket watch. Also present was an extensive group of  Captain Moody's SEAFARING RECORDS and many HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT PORTLAND OBSERVATORY (Captain Lemuel Moody was its builder and owner) watercolors and documents which were interspersed among a LARGER GROUP of documents, ledgers, journals, charting ledgers and records, drawings and much more pertaining to the building, planning and design of the earliest MAINE LIGHTHOUSES, the first PORTLAND HOSPITAL at Mt. JOY, the PORTLAND MARINE SOCIETY, the PORTLAND HEAVY ARTILLERY, Lemuel Moody's extensive retail trade in navigational instruments and weather plus much more. Also included are other HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT (1737-1770) LEDGERS from ENOCH MOODY (Lemuels's father and Falmouth cabinetmaker) who was the "Committee Chairman" of the TOWN of FALMOUTH (Portland), ME during the American Revolution. Also included is the original first hand EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT of the 1779 REVOLUTIONARY WAR battle "THE BAGADUCE EXPEDITION" that is contained in a journal penned "on sight" by the Revolutionary War veteran WILLIAM MOODY.

PLEASE NOTE: These photos represent a VERY SMALL sampling of what we have found....there are literally hundreds of documents, ledgers, drawings, watercolors and more. The pieces will be sold in lots designated by subject (i.e. Portland Observatory; Captain Lemuel Moddy's Sailing and Shipping journals & letters; Maine Lighthouses and Buoys; Lemuel Moody's Charting Ledgers & Accounting; Portland Naval and other Military; Portland's first Hospital at Mt. Joy; Portland Marine Society; Lemuel Moody's Weather and Scientific documents; Enoch Moody's Falmouth Ledgers; William Moody's BAGADUCE EXPEDITION JOURNAL and more.

The DIARY of PVT. WILLIAM MOODY containing the eye witness account of the 1779 Revolutionary War "BAGADUCE EXPEDITION"  commonly known as the Revolutionary War Battle at Castine, Maine.

Pvt. WILLIAM MOODY was the son of Enoch and Ann (Weeks) Moody of Falmouth, and was born February 16, 1756. He married Mary Young, in 1783, and had children Enoch, William and Nancy. He married for his second wife, Rachel Riggs in 1804, and had a son Edward. He died February 16, 1821, aged sixty-five years. His father, Enoch Moody was the chairman of the committee (who had direct correspondence with General George Washington) at Falmouth, Maine (later partly to become Portland) in the American Revolution, and his four brothers, Enoch Jr., Benjamin, Nathaniel and Lemuel were Revolutionary soldiers.

     

 

  
       

A CONNECTICUT RARITY

 This FRESHLY DISCOVERED Porter Family Chippendale Cherry Wood Secretary Desk attributed to ELIPHALET CHAPIN of EAST WINDSOR, CT. The Porters were neighbors to Chapin at East Windsor Hill. Measures 87' tall x 42' wide x 19 ' deep.

      

     

A "BEST in FORM" (and surface) EARLY 19th Century New England ROCKING HORSE. Found recently in a coastal Maine home. Measures 41  1/2" long  and 23  1/2" tall.

Recently discovered in an early Farmington Falls, Maine home this delightful folk art rendering of a Race Horse is titled: "BLACK CROOK". It is signed and dated "M.H.R.  1867". The OOC measures 19  1/2" by 23  1/2" (sight) Original frame 25  1/4" by 29  1/2" (overall).

       

A superbly proportioned Six Drawer NH maple Queen Anne "Bandy Legged" Chest on Frame. Original brass and in an old refinish. Measures 35  3/4" (case width) by 59  1/2" tall and 17  1/2" deep.

A Superb Lunenburg, Massachusetts Cross Stitch FAMILY RECORD from the PROCTOR & TUFTS families. Lucretia Tufts grew up in Charlestown where the family owned land on Bunker Hill. She was the daughter of Revolutionary War Patriot Colonel Joseph Tufts who sheltered refugees from the "seige" of Boston. She married Jacob Proctor of Littleton in 1817 and they raised their family in Lunenburg. Period and perhaps original framing. Measures overall 19 1/4' x 18 ' sight 15 ' x 15'.

WHAT A LID!!!

A most remarkable paint decorated PANTRY BOX LID in the BEST RED, WHITE and BLUE......we looked for hours and never did find the base! From a home near Blue Hill, Maine. Measures 9  1/2" diameter. A great wall hanger!

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COMING TO YOU on SATURDAY MAY 12........FRESH PICKINGS!!

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