Smith’s Auction Gallery, Plainfield NH
Auction Date: Sat. Feb 27th 2016 at 10:00 am
Preview Fri. 26th from 12:00-6:00 and 8:00 am morning of the sale
Please join us for our annual “Important Mid-Winter Auction Event” featuring not only antiques but also a magnificent historic Federal brick house, of the late John and Ruth Page, located in Haverhill, NH. Part one of the Page collection will feature fine Americana, many prized pieces made in the early 19th C., in and around the Haverhill NH area, along with paintings, accessories,Chinese export and fabulous antique Oriental rugs. Also featured in this auction is a great collection from an important Woodstock VT family, plus items from the estate of A. Edwards Newton, along with others will make for our most exciting auction of the season.
Fine Furniture- An exceptional NH Federal Birdseye maple veneered and mahogany sideboard, c.1810 most likely made in the Haverhill/Bath NH area; ChippendaleNew England cherry chest on chest with an old red stain and period brass; 18th C. Q.A. 2 part maple highboy; 36” Chippendale tiger maple slant lid desk; 2part NH Federal mahogany secretary, signed “SA” in 3 places by cabinet makerStephen Adams working in Haverhill NH c.1820’s; Sheraton 4 dr. chest with reeded posts Stephen Adams; rare set of 6 Sheraton Fancy chairs with painted scenes, Baltimore origin; Chippendale cherry oxbow front chest; Chippendale cherry serpentine front 4 dr. chest; Chippendale NH 6 dr. tall chest with old finish and brass; Chippendale tiger maple 5 dr. tall chest; NH/VT Federal 4 dr. inlaid chest with drop panel; other early Hepplewhite bow front 4 dr. chests;several Sheraton transitional chests of drawers made in the Haverhill/LittletonNH areas with prov.; period Chippendale claw and ball foot wing chair with carved knees; other country Chippendale wing chairs; Federal MA mahogany sofa with tapered legs; early 19th C. China trade cane seat hard wood sofa; 19th C.Anglo Asian 2 part bookcase in a hard wood with reeded legs; China trade antique trunks; Classical style Empire period carved sofa; Classical carved games table signed Moses Mellon; 2 good Empire period carved Classical stands;unusual set of 6 Classical saber legs chairs, well-made probably NY; various pairs of Sheraton paint decorated Fancy Chairs; 19th C. yellow paint decorated furniture; Sheraton 2 dr. mahogany server; 18th C. Q.A balloon seat mahogany side chair; country Q.A. armchairs; pr. of Q.A. Spanish foot side chairs old paint; pr. of Sheraton reeded leg and carved back armchairs c.1820; selection of period Windsor chairs including E.B. Tracy; selection of antique beds,Federal tall poster, cannon ball and a great Birdseye maple example; 2 dr.Federal inlaid New England games table; small Federal server; Federal dressing table; tiger maple Federal Pembroke table; several early tavern and tea tables;large country farm table; good early cobblers bench; various candle stands in old paint; footed grain bin in old red; several early blanket boxes in old paint; early bucket bench; small harvest table in red; 18th C.Canadian floor cupboard in old blue/green paint; early corner cupboards; early floor cupboards; vintage steer horn chair with stool and more
English:3 part English triple pedestal dining table with 2 leaves; 19th C. English 3part break front bookcase; fine English 18th C. Gothic serving table carved bamboo legs: Edwardian satinwood 2 part humidor with painted scenesBenson and Hedges; Sunderland tuck away book table; English Georgian wine cooler; early Spanish strong box; Scandinavian paint decorated tale and chair,Hindelo open; other period English; Contemporary:Pr. of Chippendale style lolling chairs, leather sofa set, DR Dimes Windsor bench;A copy of the JFK porch rocker with unique history and more
Clocks: Fine NH Federal grandfather clock, signed Alisha Smith Sanbornton; good banjo clock signed Benj. Morrill Boscawen; NH weight driven mirror clock old finish; pillar and scroll shelf clock; EnglishGrandfather clock; Wm Beach shelf clock; Seth Thomas ships clock; and others
Misc.: An exceptional large size Federal eglomise wall mirror, 5’6”H. with original surface; other eglomise mirrors; (2) good18th C. Q.A. mirrors; other good mirrors; lg. ship builders half hull; shipmodel in glass case; floor model telescope with tripod; cod fish weathervane;scrimshaw teeth, sperm and walrus; sailors related; early cased instruments,transits and microscope; good 19th C. liquor box with decanters; antique36” Classical marble sculpture Romanesque; rare child’s size Federal window seat; life size folk art figure of a black man; early violin; vintage Gibson guitar; collection of NH license plates 1912 on up; several antique doorstops;early bird cage; early chalk ware; early cast iron banks; miniatures on ivor yincluding a pr. by William Miller NY, early nautical memorial scene and 18thC. of Capt. John Linzee, Charles Wilson Peale with family history and others; early NH double silhouette , others;bronze elephant French signed Roger Godchaux; bronze plaque of Roosevelt byJames Fraser; selection of early fireplace iron and brass; early iron and brass including 18th C. tobacco jars: early dolls; carved marble lambs;early textiles and bed covers, dated home spun, early quilts and spreads; hatboxes including Hanna Davis; early dresser boxes one with PA label; North Wes tcoast carvings; etc.
Several pcs of mocha ware;yellow ware; decorated stoneware; English pearl ware; tin glazed faience and delft; early blown bottles and flasks; red ware plate Lyme NH; early blown glass including flip; pr. of Sampson urns; set of Royal Copenhagen china; set sof early English plates and bowls Royal Crown Derby (Imari); English “MastersPatent” ewer Imari pat.; other glass and china
Asian: Pr.of Chinese 19th C. or earlier stools, Shan Mu; Chinese table model folding screen with painted panels; Chinese porcelain butterfly motif shapedbowls, signed; fine carved antique white jade snuff bottle; selection of earlyChinese export porcelains including cache pots, teapots, bowls and plates; RoseCanton celadon serving pcs.; Chinese blue and white dragon bowl, signed, other early signed Chinese porcelains; early Chinese clay bust; 2 Chinese porcelain umbrella stands; selection of Chinese porcelain lamps; Chinese brush pots;various green jade pieces; 3 paints Persian tiles; early Middle Eastern religiousgarment (vestment)-pictorial needlework; plus much more
Art: fine panoramic landscape oil signed Tom Rossiter; folk art landscape, ThomasChambers; oil painting, mountains signed A. Bierstadt; oil painting the wash girl signed George Inness; Ship painting signed Buttersworth; lg. oil primitive the falls by Ambrose Andrews; oil landscape by S.A. Mount; oil landscape signedBruce Crane; selection of 19th C. landscape paintings likely NH scenes; oil girl and chickens J. Henry Smith; 2 Old Master’s oil paintings; 2 w/c’s byWilliam Jewell, “nautical geometry”: many early 19th C. folk portraits including Asahel Powers and Thomas Ware; pr. of portraits, Mr. andMrs. Isa Raymond Pomfret VT by Benj. Franklin Mason; China Trade oil portrait of a captains wife; portrait woman by Mary Cutler Torrey 1897; w/c birds by Gerard R. Haroenbergh;w/c Londonderry VT Allen Johnston; ;w/c barn scene signed Wm Paskell; works by Ray Prohaska; w/c’s by Wm Jewell; portfolio of sketches by Joseph Pennell; and more
1825 watercolor mourning scene, Pearson French, Lebanon NH; roll map NH 1851 Lewis Robinson Reading VT; early map, an accurate map of NH in New England; Eldridge’s Chart of L.I. Sound byGeo. Eldridge 1872; Chart of Mass. Bay by Charles Copley; other US and foreign maps; Large folio Audubon Fish Hawk or Osprey; large folio Currier and Ives,The Pilgrims, Snipe Shooting and Life in the Woods; Louis I cart; French portfolio lithos, The Devil, “Ombres Fantastiques” and “Les Diables De lithographies”other period prints.
Historical prints: engraving The Battle of Bunker Hill, Muller;Engraving, The Declaration of Independence, by Durand; Engraving the Battle ofMarengo between the French and Austrians; Colored litho, Pemigewasset HousePlymouth NH; engraving Gen. Putnam’s Duel with a British officer; lg. folio litho, “Depot and Offices of the American Express Company New York”; litho, The presentation of a newly elected chief on the Huron tribe- Canada, by Thielcke; old broadsides; 1857 view of Bradford VT; documents signed by Pres. Roosevelt. McKinley, Taft and others; original autographs by Daniel Webster, Walt Whitman, H.B. Stowe, OliverW. Holmes and others; 1692 NJ deed; early prints of G. Washington and books;early print of Dartmouth College and more.
Sterling:5 sets of sterling flatware including Birks Queens pattern; a pr. of EnglishGeorgian covered silver serving dishes with trays; mid 19th C.silver ewer; other early silver; sterling silver tea set; large sterling tray;large ornate sterling mirror; other silver