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FRESH to MARKET
ANTIQUE AUCTIONS
 

GOULD AUCTION COMPANY was PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE our ANNUAL FALL AUCTION of MARKET FRESH ANTIQUES held at the GARDINER, MAINE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19TH, 2011 commencing at NOON. A full day PREVIEW was held Friday November 18 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and also the morning of sale day. 

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 An untouched and remarkable NH folk art find that includes an 1824 WATERCOLOR MEMORIAL of Dr. ADONIJAH HOWE (1784-1815) by the hand of his eldest daughter MARY ELOISA HOWE (1808-1837) whose framed MINIATURE PORTRAIT on IVORY along with her signed and dated 1822 SKETCH BOOK is included in this lot. The unframed memorial bears an 1824 watermark of "J. Whatman Turkey Mill" and measures 18" x  23". The miniature portrait is identified in early handwriting on its original frame backing as "Mary Eloisa Howe b. 1808 Jaffrey" and measures 2  1/8" by 1  3/4" (sight) with its original frame measuring 5" by 4  1/8". The profusely illustrated sketch book is signed on its inside cover "Eloisa Howe 1822" and measures 10" by 8". Dr. Adonijah Howe was an early physician in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. To be sold as they were found.......together!

An IMPORTANT ADDITION to LOT #65

A Poignant Letter
LEVI WOODBURY (1779-1851)

This heartfelt 1837 letter of sorrow is penned by then Secretary of the United States Treasury LEVI WOODBURY to his grieving sister MARY WOODBURY HOWE, the mother of the recently passed Mary Eloisa Howe (whose watercolor memorial to her father, miniature portrait on ivory and sketch book, appear above). This letter was written in "Washington City", shortly after Secretary Woodbury received notice of the death of his niece Mary Eloisa on Feb. 2, 1837. Post marked from 'WASHINGTON CITY" the letter is stamped and signed by Levi Woodbury as "free" mail on its cover. Our genealogical research reveals that Mary Woodbury Howe (b. Francestown, NH 1787), the wife of Dr. Adonijah Howe was the younger sister of the noted New Hampshire Governor, Senator, Presidential cabinet member and U.S. Supreme Cout Justice LEVI WOODBURY of Francestown, NH and Washington, D.C. According to records available on the internet Levi Woodbury served as Governor of New Hampshire from 1824 to 1825; as United States Senator from New Hampshire from 1825 to 1831; as United States Secretary of the Navy under President Andrew Jackson from 1831 to 1834; as Secretary of the Treasury under President Jackson and President Martin Van Buren from 1834 to 1841, and served again as U.S. Senator from New Hampshire from 1841 to 1845. He was a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1845 to 1851 and holds the distinction as having been the first United States Supreme Court Justice to have attended law school.

This remarkable letter will accompany LOT #65.

 

       
               
   
A superb, untouched and immaculate Federal period Mahogany Two Piece Secretary Desk having diamond pattern mullioned doors, a fire gilded eagle center finial, tall Hepplewhite "flaring" French feet and original oval brasses. Case width (base) is 42" by  82" tall (to top of eagle finial) and 20  1/2" at its deepest. Recently found in the Lakes Region of NH the secretary is in remarkably original structural condition and a superior original surface. Likely Salem, Massachusetts ca. 1800.

  

TWO HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES!

Recently discovered in a home in Guilford, Maine these two offerings are steeped in EARLY NEW HAMPSHIRE history via a remarkable 17th century Hampton, NH provenance!! Each with similar early handwritten EARLY labels, the 17th century tape loom and early 18th century Whieldon porcelain bowl were originally the property of MARY GOVE SANBORN (born 1666) of HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE. Mary was the daughter of the legendary EDWARD GOVE, the chief conspirator in the 1683 GOVE'S REBELLION at EXETER, NH! Born at Hampton on April 4, 1666 MARY GOVE was the fourth child of Edward Gove and Hannah Partridge Gove. She would, at the age of sixteen marry Joseph Sanborn at Hampton on December 29, 1682. This bowl and "Inkle" or tape loom descended through her family to the consignor who is a direct descendent of Edward Gove. A most amazing EARLY American discovery with provenance available to the buyer. Please note that each of the two items will be sold individually.

  

A newly discovered SIGNED Paint Decorated Maine box!!

This boldly decorated Maine box is signed on its lid "JAMES M. CARTER ......... RUMFORD, MAINE". Its twin, having been pictured on page 79 of  Edward A. Churchill's outstanding work: SIMPLE FORMS ....VIVID COLORS Maine Painted Furniture 1800-1850 is signed in the exact unusual manner, having been inscribed (likely with a nail point) when its original paint was still wet. James Carter's superb compostion of  colorfully dabbed mustard painted "fish form" panels on a red ground combine to produce an exhuberantly pleasing decoration. The box has the EXACT dimensions (29  3/4" wide  x  15  1/2" deep and 12  1/4" tall ) of its afore mentioned twin. Inscribed on the interior of the Maine State Museum's box is the name "Amasa Carter". According to genealogical records James and Martha Carter had two daughters. Mary (born 1846) and Amasa (born 1848). This leads us to believe that although not inscribed with her name, this box was very likely a presentation from her father James M. Carter to his eldest daughter Mary Carter, the sister of Amasa. A GRAPHICALLY SUCCESSFUL and RARE, signed piece of Maine paint decorated furniture!

 

Found recently in central Maine, this rare late 18th Century or early 19th Century Cabinetmakers "Trade Stick" is profusely carved with symbols of his successful and productive life. Many of his tools appear amongst the many symbolic carvings that run the full length of the stick . Also coming in rather handy is a one foot rule whose calibrations are carved into the stick. Its original molded pewter pommel caps this dry red painted, Maine folk art gem. Measures 42" long.

A Massachusetts Redware rarity and a remarkable survivor! This Bristol County, Massachusetts redware porringer was found recently in the same early Westport Point, Massachusetts "Cape" that was home to the wonderful Bristol County jar that we sold in 2005. This delicate vessel has wonderful "swag" decoration and was likely a "sweetheart" piece taken home by a local potter to a loved one. Measures 1  7/8' tall x 3  3/4' at widest x 3 1/4' rim diameter.

     
A superb and beautifully proportioned Connecticut Queen Anne Candle Stand having a delicate "tray top" and its original RED PAINTED surface. Cherry wood throughout! Recently found in a southern Maine home.

A recently discovered waterfowl scene by FRANK VINING SMITH (American 1879 - 1967) titled verso "Taking Off Geese". Signed l.r. Oil on masonite. 20" x 30" (sight). Superb original condition throughout! Original frame

  

                               

BRIGADIER GENERAL G.H. BOND

16TH VERMONT  VOLS. CIVIL WAR, G.A.R. and NATIONAL GUARD COLLECTION

An amazing collection and historical record of a VERMONT MILITARY LEGEND! In the fall of 1862, sixteen year old GEORGE HERBERT  BOND of DUMMERSTON mustered into the (soon to be lauded) 16th VERMONT  VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT. Little did Pvt. Bond know that he was embarking on a short yet remarkable single year "hitch" in the Civil War with I Co. of the legendary 16th VT Vols. (who saw notable service in halting "Picketts Charge" at Gettysburg, among other gallantry) but also was starting a brilliant career of National and VT military service that would, over the next 36 years, see him rise to the rank of Brigadier General in the 1st Division Vermont National Guard. This recent discovery of his many Civil War letters, written home from the rigors of war; his RARE Civil War XXII Corps Badge (with his name, company and regiment inscribed atop); his G.A.R. belt buckle, hat badge, medals, pins and ribbons; his Vermont State and Estey Guard (Brattleboro) uniform epaulets and shoulder insignia; portrait photos in uniform at various junctures of his service and his Civil War and military related literature, combine to make this a particularly poignant and important discovery. The collection will be offered as exactly that.......a COLLECTION! More than 30 of Pvt. Bond's Civil War letters chronicle the 16th VT regiment footsteps through the war from "CAMP VERMONT" to bivouacking at HAGERSTOWN, MD a few days after the Battle of Gettysburg.  Included are graphic descriptions with battle content and picket duty at such locations as Washington, D.C., Bull Run, Catletts Station (battle description), Union Mills, Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax Station with mentions of such Civil War notables as Jeb Stuart, General (Joe) Hooker, General (W.L.) Stoughton ("Old Stought"), Confederate Cavalryman J.S. Mosby ("The Gray Ghost") and Colonel  (W.G.) Veazey amongst many local names of the 16th VT. And to top it all off, upon retiring after 36 years of U.S. Military service, Brevet Brigadier General G.H.. Bond would serve once again at our Nation's Capitol. This tour of duty would be as an official messenger in the chambers of the United States Senate. Interestingly, among the literature of General Bond, are two official entrance passes to the U.S. Senate on April 6, 1917, the very day that the U.S. officially declared war on Germany, hence the beginning of World War I.

A most complete and infinitely interesting collection, being offered for the first time ever!

 
               

A BEST in FORM set of beautifully cast 19th century American Indian Andirons in splendid condition and original surface. Found recently in a Southeastern Massachusetts home. 19" tall and 18  1/2" deep

                
       

A SUPERB New Hampshire Hepplewhite Tray Stand in original surface. Exhibiting superior cabinetry in mahogany (with pine secondaries) and a handsomely grained, thin top resulting in a pleasing and a bit more urban example than its painted rural relatives. Portsmouth area ca. 1800. Untouched original condition.

                 

     

Originally found in Southern Maine this AMAZINGLY UNTOUCHED wooden Rooster Weathervane is undoubtedly the work of the well documented vane maker JAMES LOMBARD (b. 1868) of BRIDGTON, MAINE. Remarkably weathered and generously garnished with better than a century of lichen, hints of its original white paint remain at its underside edges. Measures 14" tall by 16" long. A classic Maine form with a spectacular and didactic surface!

     

Found recently in a home near Bristol, Maine this RARE "High Country" PAINT DECORATED PINE Sheraton CARD TABLE is in untouched and original condition. This table  (perhaps more than any other piece of country furniture we have known), captures the essence of plagiarism in the tradition of "High Country", paint decorated furniture!!  Robbing from its urban counterparts to the south, this "Salem" style table exhibits remarkably stylish lines and a keen eyed proportion. Its paint and decoration simulate the best woods of the day! Measures 28 5/8' tall x 37' wide x 37' open (18 ' closed). A particularly rare and pleasing form in painted furniture, in a particularly fine surface. Coastal Maine, ca. 1820.

           

Recently discovered in the attic of a Lakes Region, New Hampshire home this 18th century Queen Anne "Button Foot" tea table is in outstanding original and undisturbed condition. With only a coat of Victorian varnish over its fine original red paint, its circular top is lightly scrubbed, leaving much of its original dry red paint. Of splayed legs, pleasing proportions and superb cabinetry, its two board top is as flat as the day it was made.....thanks to a nicely shaped cleat, which has done its job superbly for far better than two centuries! Having the typical New Hampshire pine top and maple base with pegged construction throughout, the table measures 27" tall and its nearly round top measures 29" diameter (with proper shrinkage to 28  3/4"). An attic fresh Queen Anne table in superb form and condition!

 

          
   

An UNTOUCHED and ESTATE FRESH, Maine Folk Art GEM!!

This recently discovered Strong, Maine Family Record is by the early Maine "HEART and HAND" watercolorist who is speculated to have been SAMUEL LAWHEAD of DIXFIELD, MAINE. Housed in its original paint decorated pine frame the superbly composed and intricately executed watercolor has bold and bright colors that were formed by the particularly "tight hand" of this gifted artist. Its condition is superb and undisturbed. Featuring what is likely the local church at Strong, Maine (note the smoke pouring out of its chimney), it is also noteworthy that the first minister to marry Nathan and Mary Hardy was also a Hardy, himself! The Nathan Hardy Family is actually an early "Brady Bunch" or blended family, with Nathan Hardy having been married first in 1828 to Mary H. Vaughn of  nearby New Vineyard (once know as Vaughn Mills), Maine and in 1838 (two years after Mary's death), was then again betrothed to his second wife Anjaline N. Willard of Norridgewock, Maine. It is interesting to note that the "Heart and Hand" artist executed the family record for both of the Hardy families. This is the only known example of this rare circumstance, which on the "PRESENT DATE JUNE 8, 1854" Maine's "HEART and HAND" artist created one his best and perhaps even his finest work! Overall with frame the register measures 15' tall x 17  3/8' wide and (sight) measurements are 11  1/4' x 13  1/2'. A splendid "eye dazzling" survivor, in excellent untouched condition!

A RARE and OUSTANDING matched and facing pair of ca. 1900 carved and painted, "Waving" WOODEN AMERICAN FLAGS having individually molded PEWTER STARS and OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL PAINT. The flags with their 45 stars reveal them to have been made between 1895 and 1907. The State of Utah was admitted to the Union as the 45th State on January 6, 1896 and Oklahoma and the Indian Territories were admitted as the State of Oklahoma on November 16, 1907. The wall hanging flags are in outstanding original condition. The flags are in pleasing size with each flag (body only) measuring 15" tall by 27" wide. Wonderful examples of patriotic folk art!

 

 

Discovered recently in the garage of a home in the lower Androscoggin River Valley of Maine, this impressively large and boldly molded Federal Architectural Eagle is attributed to the shop of Chas. C. Briggs and V. W. Baldwin of New York City. Please reference page 27 of the 1884 catalog of Thomas W. Jones, for a similar example. Thomas W. Jones was the successor to Briggs & Baldwin who sold architectural "emblems", trade signs and weathervanes in zinc. Jones advertised "Special Orders on Short Notice"! Jones listed himself as the "Successor to Briggs and Baldwin" and obviously marketed impressions of their original early molds. The eagle is molded of zinc and retains its original verdigris painted surface. Stands 31 3/4' tall with a 42' wingspan and measures 17 ' depth. A remarkable  and fresh find!

     

A fine and clean inlaid MASSACHUSETTS mahogany Hepplewhite Bow Front chest, having superb flaring French feet and exquisite contrasting inlays at its drawer fronts, skirt and top edge. In superb original condition and surface throughout, the chest is well proportioned and in a desireable size for its form with its case width of 38" complimenting its generous height of 37" and case depth of 18  3/4". Descended in the family of Ridgway - Comley families of Brighton, Massachusetts. An exemplary chest, recently found in a home in Guilford, Maine

  

Found recently in New Hampshire, this pair of OVERSIZED, carved and painted ROTTWEILER dog's heads are remarkable for both form and surface. The imposing yet loveable heads exhibit weathered paint on the tops of their heads that suggests an exterior use, such as fence post decoration or perhaps gate post tops. Carved from pine, their age appears to be 2nd quarter of the 20th century. Each measures an impressive 12 3/8' tall x 11' wide x 16 ' deep. Original throughout including their wonderfully painted surfaces. Consummate and delightfully entertaining examples of American folk art!

  

Found recently in Massachusetts this dreamy and eye dazzling OVERSIZED hooked rug measures a generous 34" by 79". Signed with the initials "CR" and dated '89 (1889). A visually stunning rug of great composition and remarkable color! Original throughout.

Found recently in an early coastal Maine home this selection of LARGE and early PRESSED STEEL TOYS include the RARE STURDITOY COAL DUMP TRUCK; KEYSTONE RAILWAY EXPRESS BOX TRUCK; STURDITOY BLUE and WHITE PICK-UP with the stationary body; KEYSTONE U.S. MAIL BOX TRUCK; STURDITOY "PEACOCK" painted PICK-UP with dump body; A "BOYCRAFT" AIRPLANE and a STEELCRAFT AIRPLANE all in ORIGINAL PAINT!

  

   

The Nautical Charts of the Gifford Family

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The "sailing" Gifford family of Westport Point, Massachusetts produced ship captains, "steerers", mates and deck hands. Amongst the ship captains and "steerers" were the direct descendants Anthony Almy Gifford (b. 1799), his son Albert Almy Gifford (1825-1884) and Albert's son Lafayette Gifford (1849-1946).The Gifford families lived in two early, humble and neighboring "Cape" style homes at Westport Point. Recently discovered in an early boat house on their original property is this collection of 78 nautical charts, which the sailing Giffords "took to sea". This extraordinary, untouched group was found in and around the Gifford's wonderfully hand sewn  chart bag (with its fabulous sailor braided drawstring), which will be included with the collection and sold as one lot. Dating to as early as 1846, the group includes Eldridge and U.S. Coast Survey charts. Of the 78 CHARTS, 45 are 19th century of which 9 pre-date 1850!

There are 33 charts that have canvas backings. Only 11 of the charts POST DATE 1920.  

A REMARKABLE attic fresh "find" with an impeccable provenance from one of Massachusetts earliest sea faring families.

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An uncommonly superb original surface compliments this Harris Co. "SMUGGLER" model running horse weathervane. Originally found atop a carriage house near North Andover, Mass. Measures 25" long and 15  1/2" at its tallest point. A fine example of its form.

PAUL STRISIK (American 1918-1998) OOB Signed l.l. Original frame with artist stamp, verso. Fine original condition. Measures 19 3/4' x 24' (overall) and 11 1/4' x 15 ' (sight).

       
   

Sidewalk "Indian Maiden" carved tobacconist figure, attributed to SAMUEL ROBB (American 1851-1928). "As found" condition. Slight traces of original paint. Discovered recently in a NH barn. Stands 53' tall.

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