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Timothy J. Gould, Licensed Maine Auctioneer 

Gould Auction Company is pleased to have held a MARKET
FRESH Auction of Fine ANTIQUES to be held on
PREVIEW was held on Friday May 20 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and also day of sale from 8 a.m. to Noon.


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It doesn't seem possible that TEN YEARS have passed since our first sale in the summer of 2001!!!!

With many thanks to and great appreciation of our recently announced "son in law to be" CHRISTOPHER CHAPMAN (congratulations Moll & Chris), without whose tireless efforts and dedication, Gould Auction Company could not survive! Thanks to our amazing staff who exemplify loyalty, professionalism and courtesy that makes us proud! Knowing that any auction survives from the "supply end", we wish to thank all of you who have entrusted your treasures to us through the years.....we could not do this without you!! Thanks to Carrabassett Printers and brother Ron Gould; to route 2.com and our "web guy" and brother Jim Gould. A kind "tip of the cap" to our advertising partners at the Maine Antiques Digest and Antiques and Arts Weekly (always will be the "Bee" to us!). Given that we have never done a sale other than at the GARDINER SPORTSMAN'S CLUB, we thank Clint, Tim, Laurie, Bob, Rod and many others for their friendship and support over the past decade!
Last but far from being the least, many thanks to you..... our buyers, friends, relatives and supporters for kindness beyond belief, during this treasure hunt of a lifetime! As our long time, dear friend and Epsom, New Hampshire dealer Rita Becker reminds me now and then "the true treasures of the antiques business are the PEOPLE we meet along the journey, the rest of it is just stuff"!! We do indeed, treasure your friendship and support!


Tim & Joni




LARGE Horse weathervane found recently in BOOTHBAY HARBOR, MAINE. Late 19th century or early 20th century. Original wooden mount.  40" by 18"



An entertaining and eye catching advertising "sidewalk sign" which has applied lettering and a wonderfully detailed Victorian era ladies shoe! Shine or repair........your choice!  Original condition with only minor loss to one shoe and lettering. 43  1/2" tall x 18" wide.

A fine and rare painted WINDMILL WEIGHT in the best folk art form and surface and in a generously large size of 24  3/4" long x  19" tall.

An unusual, adorable and small Maine schoolgirl decorated sewing or work box with a wonderfully painted checkerboard top and dovetailed construction. Please note the complex interior with a rare "ditty" style lidded compartment. Found in Southern Maine. 10 1/2" wide x 8  1/4" deep and 4  3/4" tall.

A superbly composed and handsomely sculptured 4 piece Adirondack Porch Set that was discovered in a cottage north of Tupper Lake, New York. Its settee measures 46  1/4" wide 39  1/4" tall and 20  1/4" deep. The large stand or table measures 43" diameter at its top and stands 30" tall. Its two armchairs measure 39  1/4" tall x 21  1/8" wide and 20 5/8" deep with a seat height of 18". The set is rugged, solid and tight. It comes with its original straw filled cushions that have been recovered.

A recent find from an early New Hampton, New Hampshire farmhouse is this wonderfully red painted chair table with its two matching ladder back chairs that appear to have been made and painted on the same day!! Another rare feature is  an original twisted wrought iron hook and corresponding "eye" which locks the table top down onto its base. Other than its blocks having been added a VERY LONG time ago (the table has acceptable height without them), the table is unmolested and in a remarkable surface. Top measures 47  1/2" x 39  3/4" x 29  1/2" tall. To be sold ....with its chairs!

Rare SAILOR made child's size upright Spinning Wheel!! Remarkably detailed and crafted from cherry wood and whalebone, the working model measures   31  1/4" at its tallest point x 21 1/4" at its widest. Please note the heart cutout at the treadle and tiny tooled decoration at its margins. Its wheel measures 10  1/4" diameter. Pegged construction throughout!

A boldly stenciled and paint decorated window valence in the best original surface!!   Measures 8  5/8" x 45 1/2".

A magnificent Maine redware  jar, attributed to the York County  potteries of either Alld (Hollis, Maine) or Webber (Alfred, Maine). The jar has a rather pure provenance as it was originally "picked" by Ross Levett, later was included in the noted Bates College exhibition of 1974 and then sold at the Blasenak sale in 1998. Its photos do it little justice, as the colors of  "drippy" lime green and salmon invade its wonderfully speckled field. Condition is excellent throughout. Measures 10 1/4" tall.



A most important recent discovery!! CORNELIUS WYNKOOP (Am. - New York 1688-1747). Found in a NH attic, this rare SILVER MOUNTED Short Sword is among the earliest known American examples. One of the earliest documented New York silversmiths, Cornelius Wynkoop was inactive after 1740. Interestingly the sword was found near Nashua, New Hampshire (formerly Dunstable) which was the hometown of  John Lovewell (1691-1725), the namesake of Lovewell's War (a.k.a Dummer's War) or the 4th Indian War which was fought in the years 1724 and 1725. An identical 1724 touch mark of  Cornelius Wynkoop is found in the 1937  "The Book of Old Silver"  written by Seymour B. Wyler . The sword is previously unknown and in excellent, untouched and original condition. Length 38".

An impressive room sized (11 feet by 8 feet) Medallion Heriz with the unusual feature of Stags at its spandrels. Found recently in an early Southern Maine home. Excellent original condition throughout.

Early untouched double sided TAVERN SIGN from ADDISON, MAINE. The "PEOPLE'S HOTEL" was owned and operated by J. L. Nash (Jesse Lee Nash b.1797- d.1880) and was located on the "Stage Route" between Ellsworth and Machias, Maine which was also the main route between Quebec City and Halifax. Please note the phrase (verso, please see additional photos at website) "Toujours Pret" or ALWAYS READY, welcoming French speaking travelers on their way from Quebec to the "Maritimes". Measures 33 1/2" by 22". Original wrought iron hangers, first and only paint in superb original condition.

RARE 18th Century CASED Culpeper type microscope by GEORGE or DUDLEY ADAMS of LONDON. Complete with many cased accessories and original ivory mounted slides. Signed on its stage "ADAMS LONDON". In its superbly crafted and original mahogany obelisk style case, the set is in EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION.

A REMARKABLE matched set of TEN American BUSY TIGER MAPLE Dining CHAIRS to include an exceedingly rare and perhaps unique pair of youth's chairs. The chairs exhibit exquisitely carved splats and Sheraton "fancy turned" legs. Mid Atlantic region ca. 1830. The chairs are "table ready" and in a superb finish.


An exceptional group of recently discovered Militaria to include rare MAINE CIVIL WAR items from Captain Ezekiel Mayo of the 1st ME Heavy Artillery and early CLEVELAND GRAYS militia items.

FRANK A. BARNEY (Am. 1862-1954). Recently discovered in a coastal Maine home, this fine 1902 forest landscape measures 20" by 27" (sight). Overall with frame 25  1/2" by 32  1/4". OOC in original frame. Signed and dated lower right.



Rare 18th Century "Harvest" size Stretcher Base Tavern Table, having a full frame drawer and a single board, breadboard ended top. Early refinish with strong evidence of original Windsor green on its underside. 67  1/2" long by 28  1/8" wide by 28 3/4" tall. Recently discovered in a home near Farmington, Maine.
A bold and exuberant Maine checkerboard in the BEST original PAINT and condition. Recently found in Hampden, Maine. Square nailed, applied edging. A superior example. 16  3/8" by 15  5/8".

A remarkably petite 18th century brass hanging chandelier, measuring a mere 13  3/4" tall and 14  1/4" at its widest point. Of exquisite, heavy quality (weighing nearly 10 lbs.), its candle arms, reflector arms and rosette arms are each individually numbered to their corresponding dovetailed and squared slots, making the piece collapsible for easy transport or shipping. Dutch ca. 1780. In complete, original condition.

BEST in FORM Country "Pembroke" Table having boldly shaped leaves, reticulated and arched cross stretchers and a wonderfully molded and fine tapering leg. Birch and maple with white pine secondary wood. Northern New England ca. 1800.  Measures 32  1/2" long by 34  1/4" wide (when leaves are open) and  28 1/2" tall.

Recently rescued from a barn in Hampden, Maine, this charming, DOUBLE SIDED sign measures 36  1/2" by 23  1/2" and is in superb original and untouched condition on both of its sides. Complete with its original hangers. East central Maine, ca. 1920. More photos soon to follow.

BEST in form and surface this dovetailed walnut WHALE END SHELF retains its superb original surface and is in a pleasing size of   33 7/8" tall x 24  1/4" wide and 8  1/2" at its deepest point.

Shaker anyone? A fine selection of Shaker items found in Maine all in original or old surfaces. The boxes are large, ranging in size from 10  1/4" to 12  3/8" .

A rare and outstanding, matched set of six SIGNED HITCHCOCK dining Chairs in immaculate original stenciled and paint decoration. Recently found in a coastal Maine home.

BENJAMIN CHAMPNEY (Am. 1817-1907). Recently discovered in its original, untouched condition and housed in its original frame, this OOC measures 18  1/8" by 12" (sight).


A fascinating and historically important find of over ONE THOUSAND PIECES which are the personal papers and documents of The Honorable John L. Putnam (1782- 1875) of Cornish and Claremont, NH who was the Judge of Probate as well as a Deputy Sheriff of Sullivan County, NH and the father of the Civil War hero and Brigadier General Haldiman Sumner Putnam of the 7th NH Vols.. The lot contains many significant pieces germane to the State of New Hampshire and particularly the city of CLAREMONT, NH including the 1772 handwritten acceptance letter of Rev. George Wheaton who was the first minister of the "Society" Church at Claremont; 18th century handwritten depositions in a landmark VT Supreme Court case between Michael and Martha Wentworth and the early Claremont settler Benjamin Sumner in which mentions General Ethan Allen, Gov. Benning Wentworth and other such notables as Captain John Hubbard of Claremont, George Gains of Portsmouth and more; A period 1785 handwritten "copy"  of a letter (distributed to man NH towns) from the noted Claremont born "Torie"  Rev. Ranna Cossit (then living in Nova Scotia) to the Honorable G. Jaffrey in which he begs Jaffrey and others to form a counter revolutionary group from the Episcopal "Society" at Claremont; A stirring 1830s Anti-Slavery letter to J.L. Putnam from Colonel James Ripley; Several letters of correspondence between J.L. Putnam and the noted pioneering surveyor and compass make George L. Whitehouse of Farmington, NH; Revolutionary War era musters including New Hampshire Artillery; Many letters of deposition to include two separate NH election fraud cases of 1833 from the towns of Somersworth and Chatham/Burton; Letters from United States Senator Henry Hubbard; Pension requests of Revolutionary War Soldiers, Letters and petitions dealing with early NH railroads, schools, a "Turnpike" to Keene and more; Many first hand accounts of Historical significance relating to actions the French and Indian Wars (i.e. The Grand March from Albany to Quebec), Claremont at the time of "The Revolution" including the forming of initial Claremont area Regiments and listing of their members; History of the Church of Claremont; Handwritten "Biographies" of prominent Claremont citizens including Col. Joseph Waite, and more; Masonic documents from the March Lodge of Windsor, VT from 1817 - 1822; auction notices including estate inventories; bills of lading and receipts including purchases of military goods; pay scale for highway workers and OODLES more to be sold as a complete collection in ONE LOT!! Also found with this material is the personal Revolutionary War wallet and a handwritten family record of and by General Rufus Putnam. General Putnam is also listed in the Revolutionary War first hand "accounts" found in the John L. Putnam papers. The Rufus Putnam wallet and family record will be sold together in a separate lot from the 1000 plus pieces in the collection of  John Liscomb Putnam.

A fine and petite English Chippendale Lowboy with wonderfully shaped cabriole legs, the front two of which have carved knees and end in fine ball and talon feet. In fine original condition with early and perhaps original surface. Mahogany with oak secondaries. Measures 28'’ tall x 30'’ wide x  17 3/4'’ deep.


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