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Timothy J. Gould, Licensed Maine Auctioneer 
 

FRESH to MARKET

 
 

ANTIQUE AUCTIONS

 

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BELOW ARE MORE PHOTOS OF ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED IN OUR August MARKET FRESH AUCTION of Antiques and Fine Art to be held on AUGUST 28, 2010 at the GARDINER, MAINE SPORTSMEN'S CLUB at NOON at the GARDINER, MAINE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB! PREVIEW Friday August 27 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Interesting things are arriving daily...here's a sampling of some other great ATTIC FRESH additions!!!!!

Click Here for our final ORDER of SALE for Saturday, August 28, 2010

Click here for Page 3- Even More Images of items in our August 28, 2010 Auction Sale!

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

 

*A Large Victorian Gem*
This large Victorian child's portrait was recently discovered in a coastal Maine summer home. Signed M. Hartman in the lower right, there is a tag, verso, identifying the child as "Francis Benton Wyeth age 1 1/2 yrs by M. Hartman ca. 1917". Pastel on canvas measuring 37 1/2" by 25 1/2" (sight). Original frame.

       
*A RECENTLY DISCOVERED INLAID BOSTON DESK*
An Inlaid, Reverse Serpentine, Boston Mahogany, Ball and Claw Foot Chippendale Slant Lid Desk with a fine interior. Original brass. 41 1/4" wide 45" tall and 21 1/2" deep. Discovered recently in a home near Bangor, Maine.

     
*A MARITIME CANADIAN Contemporary Delight*
"SOMEWHERE in NOVA SCOTIA" by JOE NORRIS (Canadian b. 1924)
A charming oil painting by this highly regarded contemporary Nova Scotia folk artist. Accompanied by an interesting postcard, addressed to the original buyer that states "Joe asked me to tell you that he "invented the place - somewhere in Nova Scotia where a person would like to live" Yours sincerely, Alma Houston. OOC 16" by 24". Purchased while on a 1980s Martitime excursion by veteran and well known New Hampshire dealer/collectors.

                          

                               

*CAPTAIN SAMUEL DAVIS -  NORTH CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS COUNTRY STORE SIGN*

This "shield" type, gold leaf painted tin, exterior country store sign was originally mounted at the NORTH CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS country store, owned by CAPTAIN SAMUEL DAVIS (b. 1825) who was also the ship's captain of the Bark "EMBLEM" as well as the lightship "CROSS RIP". Captain Davis was also the manager of the "SWAIN HOUSE" at NANTUCKET*. The sign measures 52 tall and 16" wide. Excellent original condition throughout. *Purchased from my friend, the late nautical historian and author Joe Nickerson of North Chatham, who provided the provenance at the time of its purchase.

 

 

   

  

 

*AN ORIGINAL 1953 OLD TOWN AA CANOE*

It would be difficult and perhaps impossible to find a finer example of a DELUXE factory paint decorated GRADE AA Old Town Canoe!! The 17 foot canvas covered SPONSON canoe is completely trimmed and ribbed in mahogany and survives wonderfully, in its stunning original paint. This paint pattern was the finest that Old Towne had to offer. The options of paint decoration ran from a $14.00 to an $18.00 premium, EXCEPT for this DELUXE PATTERN in red, white and blue...which was a $40.00 option in 1953!! All accessories including the "fan back" seat rest and paddles are original to the canoe, as well. Remarkable original condition throughout. Recently discovered, hanging in a barn on Maine's southern coast.

  
*EARLY FIREARMS and EDGE WEAPONS*

*MORE JESSE BLACKSTONE*
Including an extremely rare "Gift" carving of a pair of Canada Geese mounted on driftwood, one being the sentry and the other in a feeding position. The Geese are marked with Blackstone's signatory presentation initials of "DW" along with his most complex coding. This was his 6th "gift" carving of 1969 and his 160th carving of Canadian Geese. Also added is a mint Chickadee and a very rare Ruby Kinglet.

 
A SUPERB PERIOD CHIPPENDALE POLE SCREEN*
A fine Mahogany Ball and Claw Foot, Carved Knee Chippendale Pole Screen in original surface. Its adjustable, silk threaded border and needlework shield is in superb original condition, as is its structure. Measures 55 1/4" tall. Shield measures 20 3/4" by 18".

                          
*A Superbly Scalloped Folk Art Hanging Tiered Wall Shelf*
Found in a NH attic, this busily scalloped wall shelf has great proportion and eye appeal. Chocolate brown painted pine.   New England ca. 1880. Measures 53 tall  17 wide (at its base) tapering to 4 wide at its top scallop.

   
*A RARE and COMPLETE ca. 1820 MAINE MILITIA BELT*
A superb example of the first ever State of Maine military belt issued. The belt plate is attached to its ORIGINAL LEATHER BELT. Both are in immaculate, original condition. A remarkable survivor!! These die struck and rolled plates were issued in both brass and copper, brass being the rarest issue. Plate measures 2 1/2" by 2 3/4". Belt measures 40 1/4" long.

*THE CHROME OF THE CROP*
A remarkably untouched and vivid CHROME YELLOW Shoe Foot Drying Rack. Found near Canterbury, New Hampshire. 37 1/2" tall and 36" wide.

*RECENTLY DISCOVERED AMERICAN INDIAN ITEMS*
Discovered in a barn in Thomaston, Maine, this significant find of PUEBLO POTTERY includes 5 EARLY signed examples by MARIA MARTINEZ (3), DESIDERIA MONTOYA SANCHEZ and TONITA MARTINEZ ROYBAL, along with unsigned examples that include a fine carved and painted Pueblo jar (attributed to Roasalie Aguilar) and an unattributed decorated Hopi vase. Also included are many fine pieces of early Native American birch bark, Moose hair embroidery, beadwork, coiled and a Hupa spruce root basket, a spruce root squaw's cap and more. The Early Birch Bark Canoe measures 4' 8" in length.

     
 
               
 
*A NICE SELECTION of WORKING DECOYS*
To include an EARLY oversized preening Drake Eider  from VINALHAVEN ISLAND, MAINE and a fine oversized Drake Surf Scoter from ADDISON, MAINE along with some nice factory decoys.

   

 

*HANDS TO WORK, HEARTS TO GOD*

Fine SHAKER offerings include a superb Mt. Lebanon #6 Armed Ladder Back Rocker (lot #60) with towel bar with original surface and seat, strong stenciled label and stamped "6"; An adorable matched pair of child's berry buckets (lot #35) with contrasting wood staves; A rare DRY POWDER BLUE circular, fingered box (lot #45) stamped "E. Wood" on the top of its lid (measures 6 3/8" diameter and 3  3/4" tall); A Windsor Green painted fingered oval box (lot #34 measures 11 x 8 x 4 tall); Red Painted Oval Fingered Open Spit Box (lot #161) and an immaculate left pointing, fingered oval covered box (lot #144)  in natural finish!

*A MONUMENTAL TIGER MAPLE SIDEBOARD*

For fans of tiger maple, this sideboard (Lot # 194) would be a stunning dining room or perhaps kitchen addition....or perhaps a spectacular "back bar"! Its top sections have its original adjustable shelving! Its lower center section is "Bow Front". Measuring 101" wide at its base 78  1/4" tall and 16  1/4" deep, the sidebaord disassembles into four, easily maneuverable pieces. New England, ca. 1880.

  

*18th Century NEW ENGLAND OPEN TOP PEWTER CUPBOARD*

This red painted step back has rose head nails, plate grooved shelves,  and an impressive 2 board back. Its "H" hinges are period replacements. Measures 45  1/2" wide 82" tall and 24  1/2" deep ai its base.

*OUR FINEST SELECTION TO DATE*

FIRKINS, BOXES and BOWLS, in the BEST ORIGINAL PAINT to include several pristine examples, large and small and an extremely rare LILAC colored pantry box.

*18th Century FLAME STITCH WALLETS*

Discovered on a recent house call in Guilford, Maine, these exuberantly colored wallets were originally from the HOAG/PHILBRICK families of NEWBURY, MASSACHUSETTS. Top (lot #3) bottom (lot # 265).

             

 

*THE TWO FINEST MINIATURE BASKETS WE'VE ENCOUNTERED*

The miniature swing handle basket was found in Wakefield, RI and purchased from the Great grand daughter of its maker, ROUSE MATTESON of SAUNDERSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND. A story from the family speaks of Rouse Matteson's trips via ROWING SKIFF to Block Island to sell his wares! This PRISTINE miniature is accompanied by a facsimile photo of Rouse Matteson, seated on the floor of his workshop, making baskets at Saunderstown. The basket measures 2  3/4" to the top of its double wrapped rim and 5" tall when its handle is erect. Its base diameter measures 3". The Paint Decorated double handled miniature is in remarkable, dry red and chrome yellow. Its condition is PRISTINE as well. Measuring 2" to the top of its single wrapped rim and 2  1/2" to the tops of its handles, its rectangular base measures 1  3/4" by 3  1/8".  The larger double handled basket in the overall photo is also a Rouse Matteson basket. Of Matteson's typically magnificent craftsmanship, the basket measures 11 1/2" long (from handle to handle), 8" wide and 5 1/2" tall (top of handles). Its condition is, again, PRISTINE!

*MORE SUPERB BASKETS*

Full sized examples including some fabulous "swing handles", rare forms, fine paint and other examples by known makers such as Rouse Matteson (Saunderstown, RI), Moorhead of Vermont, and Taghanic. Condition is SUPERB throughout!

     

*A FINE SELECTION of SUPER CLEAN DECORATED STONEWARE*

To include an exceptional and pristine 3 gallon PARROT JUG with an unusual cobalt decorated "bung" hole that is signed " J. GLEASON & CO. SOUTHBRIDGE, MASS.". Also included are fine examples from Lamson & Swazey (Portland, Maine); John Burger (Rochester, NY); Riedinger & Caire (Poughkeepsie, NY); New York Stoneware (Fort Edward, NY) and Bangor Stoneware (Bangor, Maine).

*An EYE DAZZLING MAINE TOOL CHEST*

Its remarkable outer surface of chrome yellow is set off by natural raised panels and an even more graphic inlay pattern on the underside of its lid along with a superb interior of covered trays of contrasting woods, make this example among the best we have seen. Recently discovered in a cottage on the shores of the upper Kennebec River of Maine, the chest measures 37" wide by 24� tall and 23" deep. SUPERB original condition throughout.

*JESSE BLACKSTONE BALD PATE (WIDGEON) and ROBIN*

Two EARLY miniatures by the noted Concord, NH carver Jesse Blackstone. The first is an outstanding DRAKE WIDGEON (Bald Pate) which is signed and numbered "4". The second, a superb ROBIN which is signed and numbered "239".  Each is in immaculate, original condition. Found recently in a Lakes Region, New Hampshire home.

Click Here for our final ORDER of SALE for Saturday, August 28, 2010

Click here for Page 3- Even More Images of items in our August 28, 2010 Auction Sale!

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