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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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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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