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

GOULD AUCTION COMPANY is pleased to announce their Spring 2008 MARKET FRESH AUCTION of FINE AMERICAN ANTIQUES, FINE ARTS, ANTIQUE FIREARMS and MILITARIA. The auction will be held at the GARDINER, MAINE SPORTSMAN’S CLUB on SATURDAY MAY 31, 2008 commencing at 11 a.m. PREVIEW to be held the morning of the sale and all day Friday May 30 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please visit our website at www.gouldauctions.com for color photographs and additional information.


Highlights in their categories include: PERIOD COUNTRY and FORMAL FURNITURE: A SUPERBLY Paint Decorated Maine Country Five Drawer chest, having a spectacularly red painted case with mustard painted diamonds on each of its drawer fronts; An Early Cherrywood Roxbury Cased New England inlaid Tall Case Clock with moon phase dial signed "N. Hazeltine No. 2" on the back plate of its brass movement; Original Red Painted Rhode Island Hepplewhite Bowfront 4 Drawer Chest with original brass and tall, flaring French feet; An OUTSTANDING Skowhegan, Maine red and black paint decorated, bronze stenciled storage box with "WARRANTED" stenciled on its end cleat; Sheraton "State of Maine" chest in original red paint. CT Fanback Windsor Side Chair; CT Cherrywood 4 Drawer Chippendale Chest; CT Hepplewhite Bow Front Chest; Early Bootjack End Blanket Chest in Original Blue Paint; Maine Country Sheraton 2 Drawer Stand in Original Red Paint; Maine Paint Decorated Mustard Yellow Washstand; Early CT 2 Drawer Turned Leg Sewing Stand; Set of 5 Paint Decorated Thumb Back Chairs; CT Tapered Leg Drop Leaf Table in Cherry w Shaped Corners; CT Hepplewhite Cherry Drop Leaf Table w drawer; Bracket Base One Drawer Blanket Chest in Old Paint; Shaker Ministry Table; Drop Leaf Turned Leg Stands; A Diminutive and EARLY Tall Case Clock by the noted London maker William Webster, having a silver and brass dial and a glass "bulls eye" in its door; Very Early, Small Continental 5 Drawer Chest; Early Inlaid Pembroke Table; Pr. North Shore MA Carved, Shield Back Hepplewhite Side Chairs; Blanket Chest in Original Red Paint; A High Style Transitional Sheraton 4 Drawer Chest w splash; Tiger Maple turned leg One Drawer Stand; Maine Paint Decorated Hooded Cradle; Maine Paint Decorated and Stenciled Pier Mirror over Stand; Childs Sausage Turned Ladderback Armchair; Pr. "Duck Bill" Windsor Chairs; Domed Top Bracket Base Storage box in Original Blue Paint; Early Sheraton Mirror w carved columns; NH Hepplewhite Candlestand; Sheraton Deep Leaf swing leg table; Several Sheraton mirrors with reverse painted glasses; Red Painted Blanket Box dated 1837; Very Early Carved China Trade Wall Box; Counter Top Apothecary in original paint; Early Maine 2 Drawer Blanket Chest w bracket base and more! FOLK ART and COUNTRY ACCESSORIES: A REMARKABLE and early Folk Art BIRD TREE comprised of 13 carved and painted songbirds found on Mt. Dessert Island, Maine; A SUPERBLY Decorated, Large Round Pantry Box in an amazing Folk Art pattern and the best colors, with geometric, floral and leaf decoration; An EXTRAORDINARY grouping of early Stevens Plains, Maine decorated tin including a SUPERB and RARE OLIVER BUCKLEY oval tea caddy and outstanding pieces by ZACHARIAH STEVENS to include a rare Coffee Pot, Tray and 2 large and profusely decorated document boxes; A rare and important Coolidge family, Portland, ME watercolor memorial or mourning picture attributed to the Misses Mayo’s school; An L.W. Cushing SAILBOAT WEATHERVANE found at Day’s Ferry, Maine; A SUPERB Eagle Weathervane in a SUPERB original gilded surface; A Wonderful Folk Art Bird Tree from Mt. Dessert Island, Maine; Superb child’s size Wooden Butter Tray in the BEST APPLE GREEN PAINT; Outstanding Pr. Of Merganser Decoys; An IMPORTANT and EARLY New England Whaler’s Sea Chest with decorated lid; Outstanding miniature Wood Duck by ELMER CROWELL; Miniature Watercolor Portrait of Betsy Long Ellis (born 1796 Middleboro, MA and died 1867 Turner, ME) by RUFUS PORTER, in its original inlaid frame; Superb Nantucket Basket; Life Sized Carved and Painted Wooden Penguin; SUPERB Heart Carved Maine Crooked Knife and several other nice examples; Harvard Shaker Box in the BEST Soldier Blue paint; Fine Maine Paint Decorated Single Drawer Dresser Top Box; Wonderful Early Carved and Painted Folk Art Songbird on Wooden Base (Goldfinch); A small paint decorated wooden document box with bronze stenciling and mustard and green pin striping, bearing the initials "H.S."; Lg. Pantry Box in Original Green Paint: Nicely Articulated and Large Nantucket Sailor Whirligig; JOE LINCOLN goose Decoy (overpainted); Large Pantry Box with Lapped Bands in old Gray-Blue paint and others; a neat group of 13 Carved and Painted miniature birds and animals found in a home in Wiscasset, ME; Decorated Maine Dome Top Box w thistles; TINY Fingered Oval Shaker Box; Fine Spruce Gum Box with painted vignette; Excellent reverse painted Gameboard; Decorated Childs Sled signed Eastport, ME; Carved miniature Nuthatch by JESSE BLACKSTONE; Carved Maine Wash Stick with "Clenched Fist" handle; Maine Paint Decorated Clock Shelf; Early painted Fire Bucket "Little Giant"; Group of outstanding folks art carvings by the noted contemporary folk artist FRANK FINNEY of Virginia, to include a SUPERB life sized Barn Owl, a wonderfully folky rooster atop a dome and 3 decoys including a drake Wood Duck and a pair of Green Winged Teal; Queen Anne and other 18th c. Brass Candlesticks; Nice selection of early baskets; Harvard Shaker Box in Windsor Green; Early Full Length Silhouette of a Standing Child; Folk Art toy wooden barn paint decorated with animals and a black child; Several pieces of early American pewter; Old boldly painted Tourist Home sign; Early Chopping Trays and Lathe Turned Bowls; Shaker Style Wooden Planter in Original Blue Paint; CT Decorated Tin Tea Caddy; Unusual Green Decorated Tin Tea Caddy; Fine selection of Yelloware and Mocha; Hand Knit American Flag; Maine Paint Decorated Knife Tray; Early Carved Crooked Knives; Lg. Early Paint Decorated Tin Tray with apples; Several early Silhouettes; Early Pewter Pitcher signed Porter, Westbrook, ME; Early Firkin in Gray paint; Paint Decorated Child’s sled with Deer; Early Rocking Horse; Folk Art Carved and Painted "Root" Snake; "Cricket" Stool in orig. red; Several Early Tin Wall Sconces including a nice matched pair; Painted Wooden Gameboards; Maine carved burl canoe cup; Outstanding Tramp Art Frame w heart decorations; Matched Pr. Of Early Horse Pull Toys; Leather, stitch decorated "Sweetheart" coin purse dated 1827; An unusual and early Paint Decorated Wooden Seated rope barn swing with nautical type knots; Early Black Rag Doll and more! PAINTINGS by LISTED ARTISTS: OOB Boats in Harbor, Truro signed Gerrit A. Beneker 1926 and inscribed "To my friend Donald B. MacMillan with best wishes from Gerrit A. Benneker, Truro, Mass. Oct. 30, 1926".; OOC of the Brackett Sisters of Monhegan Island, ME signed Isabel Branson Cartwright. Lg. OOC of the Maine Racehorse "General Withers" signed Scott Leighton; Lg. OOC "June Pastures, New Gloucester, Maine" signed D.D. Coombs 1898; OOC of a Begging Dog signed Cassius M. Coolidge 1885; OOB "Surf Casters on the Rocks" signed Frank Vining Smith; Watercolor of Horses working in field signed Frank F. English; OOB "Strange Rock Mountain from Bransfield Meadows" signed N. L. Berry; Lg. OOC of Barnyard with Roosters signed P. Sevigny; Watercolor Seacsape of Monhegan Island, ME signed Sears Gallagher; Whimsical watercolor of a Black Bear in a fishing boat signed Maurice Day; Watercolor Landscape signed Alfred Schroff; Sm. OOB of Pastoral Scene w cows signed E.F. Fisher; Sm. OOB Landscape signed Grant Reynard; A small floral landscape signed N.L. Berry; RARE signed picture frame signed Vivian Akers; Watercolor Seascape w Shipwreck signed William Plummer; Sm. Watercolor of a Sailing Ship signed Charles Higgins; Lg. Ship Portrait signed T. Bailey; and more! ANTIQUE FIREARMS and MILITARIA: A recently discovered, SUPERB, rare and early, marching snare drum decorated with a wonderful likeness of the Indian Chief Massasoit and bearing a seal with the inscription of the "WALPOLE INFANTRY A.D. 1822"; A rare Civil War period hand stitched American Flag having 35 stars; Outstanding Colt "LIGHTNING" medium frame .32 cal. pump action rifle in SUPERB original condition; RARE Model 1863 Springfield Musket w 2nd model ALLIN CONVERSION and original bayonet in SUPERB original condition; RARE Model 1888 Springfield "Trapdoor" musket in SUPERB original condition; Early ASHWORTH Kentucky Rifle w tiger maple stock; 2 Very Early Hand Stitched Flags found in Blue Hill, ME and more! EARLY NAUTICAL and SCRIMSHAW: Outstanding Early splayed side New England Whaler’s Sea chest with its lid adorned by a Whaling Ship, Whales and American Flags; 2 Superb Early Nautical Pulley "Blocks" in original Green Paint; Early Sea Chest in Old Green Paint; Early "Wooly" stitched picture of a British Clipper Ship; Superb Early Sailor Made Pin Cushion in Ebony and Ivory; 1845 James Horsburgh Nautical Chart of Eastern Passages to China; 1847 Edmund Blunt Nautical Chart of Coast of U.S.: 1846 James Horsburgh Nautical Chart Strait of Sunda"; and more! STONEWARE and REDWARE: Portland, Maine Bird Crock; Superb unsigned 5 Gallon Churn w Vibrant Floral Decoration; Ovoid Jug dated 1842 in cobalt script; Cobalt decorated 4 Gal. Fort Edward Jug; Nicely glazed, small Maine Redware Jug; Sm. Decorated Bennington Jug; Ovoid 3 Gal. Crock w Cobalt; Goodwin & Webster ovoid jug and more! EARLY BOTTLES: Rare Bangor, ME Pontiled Dr. Manley Hardy’s, Bitters Bottle; Fine Townsend’s Sarsaparilla in a deep aqua and more! GLASS and CHINA: An outstanding 84 pc. Set of EARLY Blue Caldon soft paste china; Large Mocha Mug; Fine Sandwich Glass Blue "Cut to Clear" Whale Oil Lamp; several other Flint Glass Whale Oil Lamps; Large, early signed Blown Glass Punch Bowl; Deep Blue Staffordshire; Early large Liverpool Jug having Masonic decoration and the BEST tin make-do repair; Spatterware and Spongeware and more! RUGS, QUILTS and TEXTILES: Nice selection of Hooked Rugs to include fine Geometrics and a large Lion; Loomed Coverlet in Red, White and Blue; Several Early Oriental Rugs including a large Caucasian (6’ by 9’) and Hamadan (6’ by 12’); Early Quilts; Early Maine Log Cabin Quilt; Early Tablecloth in Red and more! EARLY AMERICAN COIN and VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER: AN OUTSTANDING SELECTION OF early Maine coin Silver flatware by many makers; Several Lots of EARLY American Coin Silver Flatware by many listed makers; Early Coin Silver Dipper; Several Lots of Victorian Sterling Silver Flatware in desireable patterns and more. ITEMS of SPECIAL INTEREST: A RARE 1905 MAINE Automobile License Plate # 77 accompanied by an original photo of the Cummings family’s (S. Berwick, ME) 1905 Knox automobile, bearing this plate! An OUTSTANDING, PROFUSELY DECORATED and ENGRAVED 1865 PRESENTAION FIRE HORN from the FOUNTAIN FIRE CLUB of DOVER, NH; A FINE Group of 10 Brilliantly Colored Leaded Glass Windows and the original bronze facture plaque from the Edward Winslow Church in Taunton, Massachusetts; An early jointed Teddy Bear w pointed nose and hump back; Lg. Keystone Toy Fire Engine w Hook and Ladder; Fine Northwest Indian woven Spruce Root Hat; Small Oval Birch Bark Box with woven Moose Hair decoration; Northwest Indian Basket; An interesting, old and comprehensive Doctor’s eye testing kit in its original wooden case; Inlaid Rosewood Lap Desk, Nicely Inlaid Sewing Box; Large lot of real photos postcards of Monhegan Island, ME and more!

For Additional Information Please Call 207-362-6045. Day of Sale Only 207-582-3223. 10% 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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