Auction of Estate Antiques

The Goodwin Building

611 U.S. Route One

York, Maine

SOLD Saturday Morning, August 23, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

Full Auction Preview Friday, August 22nd from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

From 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on the Day of Sale or by Appointment

Offering a diverse selection of antiques and decorative accessories removed solely from private collections, estates and old households, including a collection of over eighty watercolors by Ezra W. Votey of Brooklyn, NY, with a primary focus on the Civil War period. Also featured, the collection of better Netsuke and related items from the world traveling Darlington family of Hyannisport, MA. Preview by appointment strongly suggested.

Collection of Ezra Votey Folk Art Watercolors at 10:00 a.m.

Netsuke and Other Carved Japanese Objects at Approximately 11:00 a.m.

Followed Directly by Old Books and Estate Antiques

Download Listing of All Auction Lots Here

FURNITUREEarly New Hampshire five drawer birch tall chest on bracket base with center drop. Early 19th c. pine stepback cupboard with raised panel doors. 18th c. Norwegian secretary desk with stepped interior. Fine crotch mahogany sideboards. Acanthus and talon foot mahogany card and breakfast tables. Good tapering leg Pembroke table. Good one and two drawer formal and country stands of differing styles, including slender rope-legged two drawer example with acanthus carving and thin molded top. English mahogany chest on chest. P. Willard, Ashburnham, tall case clock. Other early tall clocks include Jno. Collins, Wattisfield and Mitchell & Sons, Gorbals. Vienna style regulator and 19th c. shelf clocks. Adams style console tables. Good candlestands and tea tables of various woods. Portsmouth gilded split column and other stylish and decorative mirrors of differing design. Deep drop leaf cherry dining table. Pairs of first and second period Chippendale side chairs.  Distinctive mirrors, including carved overmantle examples. Empire secretary desk over drawers. Unusual transitional Empire two over three drawer drop leaf stand. Canterbury  Shaker 19th c. natural pine blanket chest  with 1924 note to buyer confirming shipping. Faded old green painted cross stretcher country stand on tapering legs with molded recessed top. Fine grain painted one drawer 19th c. stand on turned legs. Set six decorated fancy thumb-back side chairs. Good 19th c. flax wheel. Unusual old blue box planter with scalloped rim. 19th c. old painted sea chest, blanket and storage boxes. Multi-drawer country chests. Good N.E. drop leaf tables and interesting occasional furniture. Peter Hunt furniture decorated for his Cape Cod friend.  Fine early 19th c. set of fourteen storage drawers in dovetailed case. Children’s furniture.  Griffin carved Victorian parlor group. Fine carved walnut turtle top center table. Talon foot round oak dining table. Good upholstered Victorian armchairs. Oak hall tree. Early 20th c. wing chairs, camelback sofa and plush sofa on glass ball feet.

Period LOUIS VUITTON  luggage. GARDEN FURNITURECoalbrookdale cast iron garden bench with griffins. Large and small Victorian wire plant racks. Early 20th c. wrought iron patio set and wire seating group.

ACCESSORIESThirty-five lots of NETSUKE and other carved Japanese objects. Fine 33 in. gilded hollow copper horse weathervane. The A. H. Rice family fire buckets from Portsmouth, NH. Shreve’s enameled and other good French carriage clocks. Smith-Patterson and Seth Thomas bracket clocks. Boston style long drop oak wall clock. Cohn trumpet. Sterling and fancy gilt metal picture frames. Pairpoint and other period candlesticks. Knife blade, owl-form and other good andirons and fireplace accessories. Early metallic cookware. Rare 24-tube rectangular tin candlemold. Old woodenware and baskets. Shaker gathering basaket. 11 in. cast cat and other doorstops. Yatagan sword and other edge weapons. Bayonets. Miniature Graphaphone.

OLD TOYS: Buddy “L” Ice Delivery truck, Keystone Steam Roller 60 and other pressed steel vehicles.  F. King and other decoys. A. Marseilles 23 in. doll and others. Black topsy-turvy doll. Early doll clothes and furniture. 37 in. wax child mannequin. China “Naughties and Bathing Beauties”.

OLD LIGHTINGFancy glass banquet and piano lamps (1, 2, 3, 4, ). Ram’s head mounted and other silver-plated table lamps. 19th c. hanging etched glass fixtures with candle cups. Cloisonne and ceramic oriental lamps of varying styles. Hanging inverted dome slag fixture. Japanese  repousse bronze lamp with dragons. 1950's chrome floor lamp. Gilt metal and brass wall sconces. Small lithopane hand lamp and more. 18th and 19th c. needlework samplers.

Early 20th c. VINTAGE CLOTHING AND TEXTILES, including interesting dresses from the wardrobe of Jessica Raymond Darlington of Philadelphia ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ). Embroidered ecclesiastical vestment. Handmade paisleys. Fancy linens, lace and trim. Graphic quilts and coverlets. Good selection of ESTATE ORIENTAL RUGS, including desirable and small sizes (1, 2, 3, 4 5, 6).

ESTATE SILVERSeveral sets and partial sets of flatware. Lots of interesting accessory and serving pieces. Hollow-ware. Mobile repousse silver coffee pot. Sheffield and other tea sets. Good coin and silver-plated ware, including candelabra. Sterling picture frames.

ESTATE JEWELRY: Fine 2.10ct lady’s diamond ring in contemporary setting. Single and double strands of cultured pearls with gold and diamond clasps. Victorian gold, silver and gemstone jewelry. Art Deco era jade and diamond link bracelet. Howard and other good gold pocket watches. Victorian and later costume jewelry.

ESTATE CHINA AND GLASSWARE: 16 in. Rose Medallion center bowl. Blue and green edged Leeds reticulated baskets with underplates. Delft vessels. Royal Worcester. Nippon. Decorated lusterware tea set. Copeland Spode “Tradewinds” set. Good Haviland. Walton figurines. Wide selection of American and Continental china and faience. 9 X 7 in. KPM plaque of housemaid. 6 in. Tiffany vase. Amos Seaver, Chelsea, salt glaze pitcher. Staffordshire dogs and sheep. Art pottery, including frog and turtle figural Weller. Set 21 cranberry wines and pitcher. Good etched Bohemian glass. Powder blue candle lustres.

OLD PAINTINGS, PRINTS, SCULPTURE, POSTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHYEighty folk art watercolors by Ezra W. Votey, Brooklyn, NY, b. 1855, depicting the story of a Union soldier in the Civil War, after conversations with his grandfather. These watercolors will be offered singly, then as a collection, in view of the predominant theme. 19 1⁄2 X 29 1⁄2 in. Edward Moran, 1856, marine o/c, View Near Pennsgrove. 19 X 29 in. Edward Moran marine o/c, View on Del. Bay. 17 X 21 in. Charles H. Woodbury Ogunquit coastal o/c. 12 X 15 in. C. H. Woodbury drawing of large Dutch house behind a wall. 3 1⁄4 X 5 1⁄4 in. Childe Hassam greeting card and business card. Josef Israels o/p of fishermen in the surf. 11 1⁄2 X 17 1⁄2 in. J. F. Reynolds coastal o/c. 24 X 29 in. Thomas Whaite equestrian oil, Queen of Trumps.  9 1⁄2 X 13 1⁄2 in. Ernest Longfellow o/b of Moosehead Lake, ME camping scene. 5 X 5 in. Dutch old master o/p of card players. 50 X 40 in. Erik Guide Haupt o/c portrait of Jessica Raymond Darlington. 18 X 37 in. Harry Goodwin o/c, Outside the Cock Inn, 1890. Crisp 9 X 7 ½ in. 19th c. o/p of young gentleman. From a former neighbor and close friend of Harry Sutton, several of the artist’s works, including 50 X 40 in. o/c of woman by an open window. 20 X 14 in. Sutton tabletop still life o/b and others. Collection of Harry Sutton pencil sketches and studies. 64 X 32 in. framed oriental painting on silk of exotic birds. 19 X 15 in. primitive portrait o/b of child in red dress. L. F. McAleer Cape Ann fish house oil and carpenter shop prints. Mid-20th c. African native oils ( 1, 2, 3). Feliks Topolski (1907-89) Chinese genre prints (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Works by Arthur R. Safford, J. B. Smieton, Mary Harris and others. Good giltwood picture frames. Signed 11 1⁄2 in. Afghani equestrian bronze. 19th c. botanical prints. Oriental genre prints. 19th c. engravings and other prints.  POSTERS: Med Luftpost, Hurtigst. Jeux Universitaires Internationaux, Turin, 1933. Danemark. The Great Victorina Troupe and 1914 Kar-Mi  advertising posters.

OLD BOOKS, PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHYCatlin’s 1841 The North American Indians. Tasso Gerusalemme Liberata, 1590. Lane’s Arabian Nights. Ruskin’s, Trollope and other early leather sets. Champlin’s Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings. Park’s  Travels in Africa. Dall’s Alaska and Its Resources. Trollope’s Australia and New Zealand.. Eight vols. The Spectator, 1776. Late 19th c. photographic volumes of Italy. Estate books from which lots may be made up with $100.00 minimum starting bid. Lavoisne atlas maps. H. Moll maps of Italy, New Found Land. Disbound Lavoisne 1821 atlas. Maine and New Hampshire atlas. Early 19th c. hand drawn 18 X 21 in. maps of Asia by Pamela Wilcox, Rutland, VT. Framed advertising broadsides and trade cards. Postcards. Misc. travel paper. Childe Hassam greeting card, business card and Isles of Shoals snapshots of him. Sacco and Vanzetti protest broadsides. Diary of an early 20th c. military seaman. 19th and 20th c. portrait photography. Rare large framed period photo of brewer, Frank Jones, and Justin Hanscom, his secretary. E. W. Goodrich color glass scenic slides. Train wreck and other photography.

TERMS OF SALE: Cash or check approved by auctioneer. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Twelve percent Buyer’s Premium. Five percent ME Sales tax applies to all purchases without a copy of a current resale exemption certificate. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission.

Absentee bids accepted until 9:30 a.m. on auction day.

Sale expertly catered by Through the Grapevine Caterers, Eliot, ME.

DIRECTIONS:  From I-95, take Exit 7 (The Yorks) and follow to U.S. Rte. One. Take left on U.S. Rte. One and follow 2/10 mi. to the Goodwin Building on the right at the corner of Raydon Rd. SEE MAP


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