Timothy J. Gould, Licensed Maine Auctioneer

Archive of 7/31/03 Sale:

GOULD AUCTION COMPANY is pleased to present a fine selection of FRESH to market antiques in its’ SECOND ANNUAL SUMMER ANTIQUES AUCTION. This sale is comprised of approximately 350 lots of fine period country and formal furniture and accessories, paintings and more. Much of the furniture and country accessories are in original surface. Included in the sale: PERIOD COUNTRY & FORMAL FURNITURE:  An EXTREMELY RARE and IMPORTANT BOSTON Queen Anne Kettle or Urn Stand in original finish, A SUPERB New England RED & YELLOW PAINT DECORATED 2 Drawer Blanket Chest, Matching Pair of Continuous Arm Windsor Chairs in Old Paint, RARE MAINE Paint Decorated and Stenciled Demi-Lune Table attributed to DANIEL STEWART OF FARMINGTON, MAINE. Outstanding New Hampshire Queen Anne Candlestand in Original Paint, Bracket Base 1 Drawer Blanket Chest in old Blue Paint, Fine Boston Hepplewhite Mahogany Inlaid Knife Box in original surface with Urn and Nautical Star Inlay; Tall Sausage Turned Ladder Back Arm Chair in Original Paint,  Wonderful Queen Anne Child’s Potty Chair in Original Surface, 6 foot Hutch Style Harvest Table, Spider Leg Candlestand with Tiger Maple Top, Early English dressing top dressing mirror with drawers in highly figured exotic wood; Cherry 1 Drawer Stand with Tiger Maple Drawer, Shoe Foot Quilt Racks in old Paint, Two drawer Sheraton Stand; and much more!! FOLK ART:  Two Frescoed Walls from a home in Chesterville, Maine by Itinerant Artist RUFUS PORTER (American 1792-1884).  Fine Folk Art Identified Miniature Watercolor Portrait from Mt. Vernon, Maine (attributed to J. A. Davis), Outstanding Watercolor Portrait Miniature on Ivory of a Cross Eyed “Red Coat” British Revolutionary War General in original Frame, Superb Watercolor Portrait Miniature on Ivory of a Handsome Young Gentleman, Early Folk Art Painting on Tin of Niagara Falls, NY, 4 Early Silhouettes in original frames, A nice selection of Old Decoys to include, a SUPERB pair of swimming head MERGANSERS in original paint from Avondale, RI; Wonderful Early Outer Banks Blue Bill with an oversized bill, Maine Surf Scoter with Carved Bill, Upper New York State Goldeneye Hen and others! Micmac Quill Decorated Oval Box, Miniature Bird and Duck Carvings and More!! COUNTRY ACCESSORIES:  Very Early POMO INDIAN Gift basket decorated with feathers and bone. Superb Maine Mustard Yellow Paint Decorated Oval Pantry Box, Outstanding Paint Decorated Checkerboard with Carriage Style free hand Decoration, Huge Turned Wooden Bowl in original Indian Red Paint, Clean 3 Gallon Bennington Bird Jug with Deep Cobalt Decoration, Four Foot POND SAILING MODEL in Original Paint; Miniature Mortar and Pestle in original CHROMIUM YELLOW PAINT; Paint Decorated Dome Top Box with Hearts; Large Firkin in Old Blue Paint, Miniature Blanket and other boxes in original Paint, Large Blanket Box in Vibrant Wagon Wheel Blue Paint, Large Green and Yellow Paint Decorated Box, Outstanding New England Turned Burl Bowl, Rare New England Burl Treenware Plate, Several nice examples of American Treenware, Unusual Spinning Wheel in Mustard Paint, Early Checkerboard in Mustard and Black Paint, Great Selection of Early Baskets to include Swing Handled, Buttocks, Miniature and Shaker examples. Firkins, Pantry Boxes, Wall Boxes and others in old paint. Pewter Teapot signed Savage, Early Brass Telescope, Superb Early Bail Handled Wooden Canteen in old Paint, Dated 1788, Early Unfinished Sampler with Wonderful Colors dated 1840, Ovoid and Decorated Stoneware, Jugs and Crocks, Minty Whale Oil Brass Signal Lantern, Superb Pond Sailing Model in original Paint, and More!!  PAINTINGS AND ART WORK: A RARE and IMPORTANT identified Boston Portrait Miniature on Ivory Signed  GILBERT STUART and Dated 1816; LARGE Oil on Canvas by the noted Tonalist WILLIAM LANGSON LATHROP (American 1859-1938) titled “Lengthening Shadows”. This painting is signed, titled and dated 1906. It comes directly from the family of the artist.  A LARGE Oil on Canvas by HARRY CHASE.  Titled “On the Beach” Danish Coast Harry Chase 1876 in its’ original  labeled “Stinson” Boston Frame; EARLY New Hampshire Portrait on wood panel by ZEDEKIAH BELKNAP (American 1781-1858), Early Portrait in Original Lemon Gold Frame with Salem, Mass. label; Two Victorian Portrait Miniatures on Ivory by listed Munich, Germany  artist Franz Simm ; Large watercolor by listed artist Alonzo Chappel (American 1820-1887); Excellent unsigned Large Pastoral Oil Painting with Cows in its’ original frame ; Large Forest Landscape Oil Painting by Charlotte Chan ; Watercolor of Maine Coastal Scene by George Pearse Ennis ; and others. PORCELAIN, GLASS AND POTTERY: Outstanding Large Mocha Ware Pitcher having unusual “Odd Fellows” Chain style Decoration; Unusual Sandwich Glass Lamp with applied decoration (possibly experimental); Early Nan King Export Teapot, Early Chinese Export Porcelain Teapot; Staffordshire and Transferware Plates and Platters; Early Redware, Victorian Glassware, Porcelain, Pottery and More!! RUGS, QUILTS AND TEXTILES: Two 1920’s Era Navajo Rugs, Nice selection of Early Quilts, Coverlets, and Homespun Blankets in Wonderful Colors, 3 Oriental Rugs; Early Nautical, British and American Flags. MISCELLANEOUS:  RARE 1771 JOHN HANCOCK Signed Boston document; Interesting York, Maine paper lot from the Mass. and Maine Militia including an Orderly’s Log that spans Maine Statehood; Other Early Documents; Large Early Tinplate LIVE STEAM BATTLESHIP TOY in Original Paint; Large unpicked Postcard Album; Large Pressed Steel Toy Bus; Child’s Wheelbarrow in Great Old Green Paint; Period Looking Glasses; Wooden Works Tall Clock Movement and Dial; Inlaid Tall Clock Case with CT provenance; Superb Inlaid Sewing Box; Gold Thimbles; Unusual Amber Trinket Box signed Paris; Early Tin Toy Kitchen; Prussian War Pith Helmet; Decorated Miniature Canoe Paddle; Sterling Silver Reticulated Bowl; Early Transit with Tripod; Small Walnut Spool Cabinet; Brass National Cash Register; Kerosene Lamps; 14K Gold Ladies Watches and others; and much more.


 For Additional Information Please Call 207-362-6045. Day of Sale Only 207-582-3223. 10% Buyers Premium. PAYMENT TERMS: Cash or Pre-approved check. Out of State Buyers Should Provide Bank Letter of Credit, If Not Known to the Auctioneer. Timothy J. Gould, Auctioneer, Maine Auctioneer’s License #AR1038. Auctions will be Catered.

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