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Timothy J. Gould, Licensed Maine Auctioneer,  Maine Auctioneer's License # AR1038

GOULD AUCTION COMPANY is pleased to announce their Spring 2012 MARKET FERSH AUCTION of AMERICAN ANTIQUES and FINE ARTS to be held at the GARDINER, MAINE SPORTSMAN’S CLUB on SATURDAY MAY 12 commencing at 12 NOON. The PREVIEW is to be held the morning of the sale and ALL DAY Friday May 11 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Highlights in their categories include (TO BE UPDATED UNTIL SALE DAY):

Period Country and Formal Furniture: A FRESHLY DISCOVERED Chippendale cherry wood Secretary Desk attributed to ELIPHALET CHAPIN of EAST WINDSOR, CT which descended through the Porter family of East Windsor Hill; A splendidly proportioned Maple SIX Drawer NH Queen Anne "BANDY LEGGED" Chest on Frame (case width 35  1/2"); A SUPERB NH Maple Tapered Leg Tea Table with superbly scrubbed one board "cut corner" top; Signed ABEL HUTCHINS   CONCORD, NH Tall Clock; Paneled Front Open Top Red Painted Pewter Cupboard; 18th Century Corner Chair in superb green paint; Red and Black Paint Decorated Two Drawer Pine Blanket Chest;  a FINE Sheraton inlaid Satinwood & Mahogany reeded leg having chestnut secondary wood; Card Table A signed "E. MARCH" (Edward March) Portland, MAINE Mustard Yellow Paint Decorated Youth's Rabbit Ear Side Chair; Superb Table Top 18 Drawer Spice Chest in Windsor Green with Red Drawer Fronts; Turned Leg Sheraton One Drawer Stand in Original Red Paint; Three Drawer CT Chippendale Chest w Ogee Bracket Feet; Unusual Chippendale Ball and Claw Foot Acanthus carved Two Drawer Drop Leaf Stand; raised Panel Hanging Cupboard; Fine Two Drawer Pine Blanket Chest in Paint;  Several Fine Hanging Wall Shelves in original surfaces including tiered, Whale End and mortised examples; Unusual Early Red Painted Work Table having a multi drawer base and single drop leaf; Rare Camphor Wood Sea Chest with large Folk Art painted Clipper Ship on the underside of its lid;  A MOST REMARKABLE early 18th CENTURY FRONT ENTRANCE DOOR of DOUBLE PLANK, ROSE HEAD NAILED construction having STRAP HINGES and ORIGINAL RED PAINT; Fine Mahogany Federal period SALEM, MA Chest of Drawers with carved posts and skirt; "Tab" Hanging Single Door Cupboard in Red Paint; Outstanding Red Painted Sea Chest with Splayed Sides; Period Queen Anne Tilt Top Tea Table; Folk Art Free Standing Shelf with wonderful "Federal Urn" Cutout; Bench Made "Centennial" Queen Anne Wing Chair; Hudson River Valley Queen Anne Side Chair; Paint Decorated Dovetailed Kindling Box;  Diminutive NH Maple Turned Leg One Drawer Stand; Unusual Mahogany Sheraton period Sea Captain's Desk on Frame; Demi-lune Tiered Country Plant Stand in Original Green paint; Period Mahogany Neo Classical Card Table; Superb Blue Painted Sea Chest; Nicely inlaid ripple molded Mahogany Doll's Dresser; Paint decorated Ladder Back Side Chair dated 1776; Superb Early "Cricket" Stool in Original Paint; Large Sea Chest with Carved Beckett Handles; Round Top Stretcher Base Tavern Table; Sheraton Mirrors; Early Door with strap hinges; Pine Drop Leaf Stand; Labeled Daniel Stewart Windsor Rocker (over painted) and much more!

FOLK ART, WOODENWARE and COUNTRY ACCESSORIES: An EARLY  "BEST in FORM"  Folk Art Carved ROCKING HORSE in superb original paint; A MOST REMARKABLE over entrance, carved and painted entrance "fan" having individually carved arrows surrounding a demi-lune fan in original Windsor green and yellow paint; Rare FULL BODIED FISH WEATHERVANE in ORIGINA GOLD LEAF SURFACE; A FINE large "Window Shade" oil painting depicting a spectacular 19th century view of PORTLAND HARBOR from the FALMOUTH BOATYARD; A WONDERFUL FOLK ART Oil on Canvas of the  Maine Race Horse "BLACK CROOK" signed, titled and dated 1867; Excellent Large Harris "SMUGGLER" Running Horse Weathervane in Fine Original Gilded Surface; Fabulous Early Lathe Turned Wooden Bowl in BEST original POWDER BLUE PAINT; Fine Large CT Paint Decorated Tin Tea Caddy; Remarkable small double slide lid chip carved box dated 1857; Nesting set of Three Oval "Harvard" Shaker Boxes in Red and Black paint decoration; Maine folk art watercolor of bird in tree; Carved and Painted Knitty Knotty signed "DEER ISLE, MAINE  Mrs. L.S. FIFIELD in 1867";  Small Red & Black Checkerboard; HUGE painted figural Andirons "TWEEDLE DEE & TWEEDLE DUM"; SEVERAL FINE SIGNS including  "THE TINKER SHOP"; "DIRIGO MOTOR TRANSPORT", "SEBAGO"(large individual iron letters); PRIVATE BEACH; LOCKER ROOM;  HARDWARE (with a Horseshoe);  "FIRST ALARM"; "CAMP PLEASANT VIEW"; "TURNKEY OFFICE" (from the early York County Jail); "BODFISH";   A superb and large Hyde covered Rocking Horse; Small Dome Top Dovetailed Document Box in the BEST "Soldier" blue; Oval Swing Handle Shaker Sewing Box; Exquisite 5 Drawer Table Top Spice Chest in Original Red Wash; Small Early GAMECOCK weathervane; Nice Folk Art Carved and Painted 1/2 size White Tail Buck; Fine selection of EARLY BASKETS to include swing handle, lidded and painted examples; Fine Maine painted Parcheesi Board; Superb "TWINE" paint decorated box; Rocking Horse in glider frame; RARE Dome Top Hand Blocked Wallpaper Box; Several Nice BENCHES in original paint; Folky Wrought Iron Sailing Ship Weathervane; Superb Full Bodied Hanging COD FISH Trade Sign in fine original paint; Fine selection of oval and round Painted and unpainted Pantry Boxes, Buckets  & Firkins; Large Painted Table Top Spice Chest; Folk Art Carving of "SHOTGUN WEDDING"; Up and Down Wooden Butter Churn in original Windsor Green Paint; SUPERB and Large 18th Century Front Door Latch w Portland, Maine provenance; Early 2 piece wooden Maple Sugar Mold of Beaver; Nice selection of wooden painted and fabric covered Horse Pull Toys including signed examples; Folky Standing Dog Andirons; Period Andirons including both wrought iron and brass examples; Framed Folk Art Theorem; Child's Buttocks Basket;  "Dog's Head Decorated Crooked Knife; Painted Hessian Andirons; Fine Carved and Painted free standing Pineapple Finial; Maine Checkerboard in Mustard and Red; Superb Shaker style wooden circular winnower with woven bottom; Slide Cover Candle Box in Original Red; Unusual NH Tool Carries in Original Paint; Knife Trays in Original paint; Rare Early Compartmented Carrier in Original Blue Paint; Early Green Painted "Peg" Coat Rack; Rare APPLE shaped Cutting Board and others; Several Crickets Stools in original paint; Early Carved Wooden Spoon; Folding Checkers/ Backgammon Board in Original paint; Large Fabric Covered "Riding" Horse Pull Toy; 42 Star American Flag; Rare 1893 Commemorative Wafering Iron; Very Early Carved Wooden Hand Mirror; Finely Carved Dog's Head walking stick; Miniature Cobblers Bench; Period Fireplace Tools; (2) 18th Century Brass Candlesticks; 18th century Wrought Iron single candle Trammeled Lighting Device; Lg. "OLD SALT" Doorstop; Unusual Paint Decorated Marble Board; 18th Century "Goose Wing" Axe; Paint Decorated Picture Frame; Very Early Cased Gold Scales; Painted Miniature Wall Basket; Deacon's Bench; Early Pin Cushion Sewing Box; Paint Decorated and other early picture frames and more.

NAUTICAL ITEMS:  A RARE and IMPORTANT recent discovery of Captain LEMUEL MOODY'S (Portland, Maine) 1796 FIRST EDITION of THE AMERICAN COAST PILOT found among a historically important lot of  mid 1700s to early 1800s  handwritten nautical journals, letters, inventories and notes from and by the noted FALMOUTH and PORTLAND, MAINE Founders, Sea Captains, Revolutionary War Veterans, Maritime Inventors, Cartographers, Builders, Merchants, Cabinetmakers  and Shipping Magnates ENOCH MOODY (1713 - 1777) and his sons LEMUEL MOODY (1767-1846) and WILLIAM MOODY (1756-1821), including such HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT items as ENOCH MOODY'S (was chairman of Town Committee of Falmouth during American Revolution) personal journals and accounts books from the 1730s to the 1770s; WILLIAM MOODY'S original diary and account of the 1779 BAGADUCE EXPEDITION (Revolutionary War); also Captain LEMUEL MOODY'S personalized leather WALLET ("LEMUEL MOODY PORTLAND 1804"), his POCKET WATCH along with his original WATERCOLORS, handwritten JOURNALS, CHARTERS, STOCK ISSUES, LETTERS, RECEIPTS and PLANS for the CONSTRUCTION of the PORTLAND OBSERVATORY in 1807 as well as his original navigational notes, correspondence,  logs and ledgers detailing his entire sailing career and his 1799 capture by French Privateers while piloting his SCHOONER BETSEY as well as the original MUSTER LOG of the PORTLAND HEAVY ARTILLERY; Important early PORTLAND MARINE SOCIETY documents and sketches related to the construction of the  FIRST MAINE LIGHTHOUSES; The original 1745 - 1770 journal of the FALMOUTH, MAINE joiner, cabinetmaker and sash maker ENOCH MOODY (1713-1777 the father of William and Lemuel) who was the Chairman of the "Committee" at Falmouth (later Portland) during the Revolutionary War. Also, large historically significant lot of articles pertaining to the ill fated STEAMER PORTLAND (capsized and sunk off Thatcher's Island in the horrific gale of November 26, 1898 with 167 souls lost) to include THE ONLY KNOWN ORIGINAL PHOTO of her CAPTAIN HOLLIS H. BLANCHARD along with an exquisite CASED MODEL by the noted nautical model maker GEORGE SINE plus ORIGINAL 1898 NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS, photos, prints, books, postcards and other research material; Large cased Clipper Ship Diorama with pilot boat and lighthouse in fine original paint; Open Ships Diorama in Fine Original Paint; Fine Orcutt family HOG ISLAND, MAINE Maker's Half Model of the OSPREY  in original green and white hull paint; Fabulous "Soldier Blue" painted Sea Chest among others; Ca. Maker's Half Model of the PENOBSCOT, MAINE Schooner MILLARD VARNUM; Several superb early Sea Chests including a camphor wood example having a superb and large painted Clipper Ship on its lid interior;  Fine early Nautical Chart Bag with woven and painted "Sailors Knot" closure; Several Mounted Half Models; Early Vertebrae Cane w Baleen Knob; Early Sailor Made Ivory Tools; Brass Nautical Foot Powered Fog Horn w Bellows; Tug Boat Model and more.

AMERICAN NEEDLEWORK SAMPLERS and FAMILY RECORDS:  A SUPERB 1830 LUNENBURG, MASSACHUSETTS needlework FAMILY REGISTER By LUCRETIA TUFTS PROCTOR; A wonderfully detailed 1846 "ADAM & EVE" Sampler discovered recently in a coastal Maine home; A nicely composed and immaculate 1838 MERIAM/DICKINSON Family Record from CHELMSFORD, MA and more. 

DUCK DECOYS and SPORTING ANTIQUES:  Maine "Egg Head" Scoter decoy by Amos Wallace; Small Folky working "Whistler" decoy; Pair of Superb "Tucked Head" Golden Eye Decoys; Old FULL BODIED BUFFLEHEAD Duck Whirligig; Fine Pair of Mallard Decoys; Black Duck Decoy by Downeast Decoy Factory; Several Pairs of SIGNED SNOWSHOES and more.

PAINTINGS and other ARTWORK: A SUPERB large 1867 folk art Oil Painting of a standing Race Horse titled "BLACK CROOK"; fine WATERCOLOR and PENCIL DRAWN SKETCH BOOK by the listed 19th century American artist MOSES B. RUSSELL of Woodstock, NH; A variety of  signed works by LISTED ARTISTS including FRANK ANDERSON (Am 1844-1891), ARTHUR HENRY KNIGHTON HAMMOND (Am 1875-1970); Large Portrait of a Bearded Gentleman; Adorable OOC of a puppy signed R.A. Young;  Victorian Portrait of Young Girl stamped "Mattie Wyman"; Large primitive painting of a Bull; Oil on wood slice of  Portland Harbor and FORT Mc LEARY; Fine framed Folk Art Theorem;  A small framed primitive YOSEMITE VIEW of El Capitan and more.

EARLY BOTTLES & GLASS:  Nice estate fresh lot of early  American bottles to include (2) RARE KEENE, NH Historical "Masonic" Flasks (McKearin GIV-25 & GIV-26 HALF PINTS); Willington Glass Co.  (GII-61 PINT) Historical Flask; RARE 5 LOG DRAKE'S PLANTATION Bitters in BRILLIANT YELLOW AMBER; (2) Superb & Early New England Chestnut Bottles; (2) "Log Cabin" Sarsaparilla Bottles; Early "Indian Maiden" Embossed and Pontiled Scent Bottle;  "Shaker" Ketchup Jug; Early "Cut to Clear" Cobalt Blue Sandwich Glass Whale Oil Lamp and more.

STONEWARE and REDWARE: ERARE Westerwald German Stoneware Mug; Early New London, CT Slipware Plate; Norwich, CT Ovoid Jug; Yellow Ware Bowls; Incised Gardiner, ME Double Eagle Crock; Cobalt Decorated Jug; Lg. Redware Cake Mold; and more.

EARLY PEWTER: A fine small RUFUS DUNHAM (WESTBROOK, MAINE) Pewter Teapot; Signed set of 6 matching edge molded pewter plates; Matched pair of Early Pewter Candlesticks; 

MOCHA and CHINA: Banded Mocha Pitcher with Seaweed Decoration; Early Banded Creamware Pitcher; Nesting Set of 3 Yellow Ware Bowls; and more.

RUGS, QUILTS and TEXTILES : A superb large Maine FLORAL Hooked Rug dated 1867; Superb Early Geometric Patterned Hooked Rug; Hooked Hearth Rug with Folk Art Floral & Urn pattern; Hooked Rug w Sailing Ship; Lehigh Valley Woven Coverlet; Hooked Rug with Stag; Early Navajo Rug; Huge 24' Hooked Hall Runner; Appliquéd Floral Quilt; 42 Star American Flag; Victorian Crazy Quilts; Approximately 20 ESTATE FRESH ORIENTAL RUGS including EARLY and PRAYER examples; Hooked Rug with Cow & Calf and more.

 MILITARIA:  Maine Revolutionary War Journal of WILLIAM MOODY while at the BAGADUCE EXPEDITION; SUPERB Early Painted and Id'd MILITIA period HAVERSACK "16th Reg't 6th Infantry Co."; Original CHARTER and MUSTER of the 1st HEAVY ARTILLERY  of PORTLAND, MAINE; Fine U.S. NAVY CIVIL WAR Leather Cartridge Box; Early Painted Militia HAVERSACK; RARE Spencer Repeating Carbine CIVIL WAR Leather Cartridge Box and more.

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN ITEMS: OUTSTANDING CARVED NORTHWEST INDIAN ivory PIPE decorated with human head, full and half bodied seals along with polychrome and inlaid decoration; VERY EARLY INDIAN "press fit" wooden handled celt bladed Hyde Scraper; Beaded Plateau Indian Gloves; Indian Bead Work to include a PLATEAU beaded bag and other fine beaded pieces; Fine Maine Carved Indian Club;  EARLY Indian made Snowshoes and more.

ITEMS of SPECIAL INTEREST: Superb set of Ivory Inlaid 19th century Lawn Bowling Balls in original case; Fine painted Architectural Still Bank in red, white and blue; Two Excellent LOG SCALE wheels, one signed GROVER PLEASANT POND, ME; Fine collectible firearms books to include WINCHESTER & COLT; Lg. 42 STAR AMERICAN FLAG; 1817 North Yarmouth, ME deed and much more!


For Additional Information Please Call 207-362-6045. Day of Sale Only 207-582-3223. 15% Buyers Premium. PAYMENT TERMS: Cash or Pre-approved check. Out of State Buyers Should Provide Bank Letter of Credit, If Not Known to the Auctioneer. Timothy J. Gould, Auctioneer, Maine Auctioneer’s License #AR1038. Auctions will be Catered.

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