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Timothy J. Gould, Licensed Maine Auctioneer 
 
FRESH to MARKET
ANTIQUE AUCTIONS
 

PLEASE JOIN US at the GARDINER, MAINE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2014  (starting at NOON) for our  LATE FALL AUCTION of  FRESH to MARKET ANTIQUES! PREVIEW will be held FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21 from 8 a.m. to 8p.m. and the morning of sale day!

PLEASE “STAY TUNED” as frequent updates with detailed photos and information will be posted in the coming weeks as THINGS ARE ARRIVING DAILY!

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LARGE and UNTOUCHED 18th Century wooden staved COVERED TANKARD

       
       
                   
                                  

This Tankard is said to have been gifted by NINA FLETCHER LITTLE to her close friend ALICE ANDREWS (b. 1891) of Winchester, Massachusetts. The tankard, in UNMOLESTED natural COLOR and CONDITION, is of REMARKABLE 18th century COOPERAGE that has allowed it to remain as tight as the day its exquisite bands were joined! Mrs. Andrews and her husband Earle Andrews Sr. were close personal friends of Nina Fletcher Little and husband Bertram. Alice and Earle Sr. often entertained the Littles at their Highland St., Winchester home. Many of Mrs. Andrews treasures were purchased from the Littles over many years of friendship and business. The late Earle Andrews Jr. (1922-2002) of Rochester, NH (Alice and Earle Little’s only child), related tales of stories heard while he played beneath the dining room table as a child when the Littles came to visit. This “TOP SHELF” tankard is regal in its presence, standing a full 11” tall and measuring a full 8” at its bottom rim diameter and a full 5” diameter at its top rim!

Provenance available to the buyer.

An AMERICAN REDWARE GEM
       
        
                  

 This large remarkably decorated 18th Century slip decorated SUGAR POT measures 7 ½” tall and 9” wide from handle to handle. Its remarkable slip decoration is profuse and its form boldly stated. An attribution to the Revolutionary War Potteries at Charlestown, Massachusetts has been suggested or perhaps of PA origin, the piece is in outstanding original condition.

Found in the mid 1970s in the collection of ALICE ANDREWS (b. 1891) of Winchester, Massachusetts. As mentioned above, in the description of the 18th century wooden tankard, Mrs. Andrews and her husband Earle Andrews Sr. were close personal friends of Nina Fletcher Little and husband Bertram.

A tribute to the remarkable "EYE" of  E.S. FROST


     

 The very finest renderings of Biddeford, Maine’s noted folk artist, EDWARD SANDS FROST (1843-1893). Frost’s genius of 19th century rug design is succinctly illustrated here, in both figural and floral subjects. We are pleased have these two immaculate examples of his typically generous sizes, exhibiting his graphic interpretations of coloring and artful brilliance in patterning! Each measures approximately 65” x 36”.

   
   




An untouched Vermont five foot drop leaf Harvest Table in the finest original red paint. Having superbly and evenly scrubbed pine top and superbly turned legs. Discovered recently in a mid 19th century farmhouse in Guildhall, VT. Measures 60” long x 21 ¾” wide (when closed) 40 ½” wide (when fully open) and 28” tall. Untouched original condition throughout.


PERHAPS THE FINEST FOLK ART CARVED, PAINTED and INLAID MAINE SWIFT EVER FOUND!!










       
     
 
                   
This amazing “SWEETHEART” presentation example was likely SAILOR MADE, as it was discovered recently in a storage unit in BATH, MAINE

Signed, Dated and Profusely Decorated with polychromed Animals, Birds, Fish, Flora, Foliate, Nautical, Patriotic and Geometric Figures its decoration is concentrated on the “block” clamp and the central shaft of the swift. An exquisite American Flag is the largest of its decorative features and to top it all off the piece is signed and dated “P.A. BROOKS 1864”. Measures 24 1/4''tall with its integral base clamp (where the largest of its decorations are located) measuring 6 1/2” long x 1” wide.






       
     

An outstanding PRIOR – HAMBLEN school folk art portrait, likely by the hand of GEORGE G. HARTWELL (1815-1901) who was one of several portrait artists who married into the family of WILLIAM MATTHEW PRIOR (1806- 1873). This framed portrait of a strikingly handsome, fair haired and pensive twelve year old boy in a green coat with his yellow vest is inscribed (verso) in pencil, on its original frame: “John Edward Holmes Aged 12 1842”. Oil on paperboard measuring 17” x 13 ¼” (overall) 13 ½” x 9 1/2” (sight). John Edward Holmes became a boot maker in Stoughton, Massachusetts. Holmes was *born (in Stoughton) on August 4, 1829 and died there on Nov. 8, 1860 of peritonitis. In Stoughton, on January 21, 1850 he married Lucy Jane Britton of Easton, Mass., daughter of Joshua and Nancy (Field) Britton. They had no children.

*Information obtained from the book titled: The Descendants of George Holmes of Roxbury 1594-1908 by George Arthur Gray


                             
               

This RARE, REMARKABLE and HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT pair of ca. 1900 ROAD” TRADE SIGNS features both Victorian Genre and Black Americana scenes. The signs serve notice of the Manawa, Wisconsin department store “E.L. DARLING” (shuttered permanently in 1906), which for ROAD TRAVELERS was soon to be in sight. Each measure 47” tall x 11 ¾” wide.

Superb original untouched condition throughout!


           
                   

This EXTREMELY EARLY 18TH Century MAINE PEWTER DRESSER was discovered in the cellar coal bin of the Libby Farm at Scarborough, Maine and was transported “home” on the top of a nearly new 1963 Ford Falcon station wagon! In its original red paint and retaining its original drawer, its top moldings show partial loss otherwise, the cupboard is complete and original throughout. Measures 64” wide x 15 1/2” at its deepest and 85 ½” tall.


          

Rare 18th Century TRADE SIGN recently discovered during the demolition of an 18th Century building near Worcester, MA. Outstanding original paint atop “scoop” planed boards with “Rose Head” and early hand forged “T Head” nail construction. The sign doubled as an interior door which likely guarded the advertised contents. The construction is typical 18th Century “double deck” with the outer facing boards running horizontally and its “backboards” running vertically. Fabulous original paint! Measures (overall) 60 ¼” tall x 32 ¾” wide.




                                             
                                                  

A rare SURVIVOR, this diminutive BOSTON Chippendale BLOCK FRONT CHEST was discovered in a Portland, Maine home in the 1960s and has remained the same Southern Maine collection ever since it was “picked” by our consignor. Crafted of the finest dense Mahogany and having spectacular proportions, the chest is in “as found” condition and has never before “seen the light of day”. The piece measures 32 ½” wide (at case) x 31” tall x 18 1/8” deep (at case).


   
 
                                       

Rare 1903 cast iron Horse & Rider (lady riding “side saddle”) TRADE SIGN “CINCINNATI STOVE WORKS TRADEMARK”. The “half profile” wall hanging sign is also marked (verso) “R CIN. IRON FDY CIN. O – 1903”. Measures 42" long x 27 ½” its tallest point. Found in a home near Bangor, Maine.

       

       

           

       

       

       



       

       

               

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       


   

     

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

           

               



 

               

           

   

       

     

  

     

   

       

 

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