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Timothy J. Gould, Licensed Maine Auctioneer,  Maine Auctioneer's License # AR1038

Gould Auction Company announced a MARKET FRESH Auction of Fine AMERICANA, FOLK ART, FURNITURE, HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT BOOKS and EPHEMERA, FINE ART, NATIVE AMERICAN ITEMS and other fine ANTIQUES  held on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2009 at the GARDINER, MAINE SPORTSMAN’S CLUB commenced at 12 O’CLOCK NOON. PREVIEW was held on Saturday November 28 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and also day of sale from 8 a.m. to Noon.

PERIOD COUNTRY and FORMAL FURNITURE:  A REMARKABLE early 18th Century SEA CHEST in its ORIGINAL ROBIN’S EGG BLUE PAINT having the most amazing SNAKE/ BUTTERFLY HINGES and a COMPLEX INTERIOR; Paint Decorated TALL CASE CLOCK with original SETH THOMAS wooden works movement and signed dial, in a wonderful dry surface; Outstanding NH One Drawer Scalloped Tray Stand in Original Red Paint; 2 Drawer Blanket Chest in Original Red Paint; 18th Century NH Stretcher Base Tavern Table w scalloped frame and tiger maple top; Maine Round Top Stretcher Base Chair Table; Outstanding selection of 18th and Early 19th Century Candle Stands including a DIMINUTIVE and STYLISH Hepplewhite Tilt Top, Spider Leg example with a shaped and chamfered top and a fine Duncan Phyfe, ball foot example with an inlaid top plus others; Sheraton Cookie Corner Bow Front Chest with original brass; Large Queen Anne Armchair; Ladderback Armchair in old paint; Pr. Paint Decorated Maine Thumb Back Sidechairs; Small Sheraton Looking Glass with TODD, PORTLAND, MAINE label; 2 Drawer Maine Drop Leaf Stand; Early Red Painted Ladderback Armed Rocker with Shaker Finials; Bootjack End Blanket Chest in Old Paint, Early Red Painted Chippendale Chest in Frame (restored base); Mahogany Empire Chest with carved columns; Paint Decorated Maine Hooded Cradle; Upright Cobblers Bench; Early New England Single Door Jelly Cupboard; 4 Door Diminutive Cupboard and more  FOLK ART and COUNTRY ACCESSORIES:  Two EXCEPTIONAL 1807 Schoolgirl Watercolors in their original frames painted at the BRADFORD (Massachusetts) ACADEMY; An EARLY CUSHING Rooster Weathervane in a superior original surface from a carriage house in ESSEX, MASS. Mass; 4 Outstanding 18th Century Flame Stitch and Needlework Purses including signed and dated examples; A LARGE E.S. FROST #7 pattern LION HOOKED RUG in IMMACULATE original condition; LARGE and EARLY JEWELL 44” RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE; A remarkable and early framed Double CUTWORK VALENTINE with hearts and birds; A BEST IN FORM Maine Mackerel Plow with its handle carved in the form of a standing Bear; A late 18th c. or early 19thc. Large Schoolgirl Watercolor “MAP of the World” by MARY ELIZA HOWE of FRANCESTOWN, NH; Early Large Titled Watercolor of the “CAPTAIN BENJAMIN PIERCE HOUSE” at Newburyport, Mass.; SUPERB Collection of 30 Early FIGURAL Measuring CALIPERS arranged in a shadow box display; Early Maine Dome Top Document Box with unusual molded top; Wonderful Full Bodied Wooden Rabbit Whirligig; NEAT Double Sided “MAINE’S I SCREAM” sign with American Eagle decoration; Early PILLAR & SCROLL CLOCK by NORRIS NORTH of TORRINGTON, CT; Early Theorem w basket of fruit; Framed 1805 “Perpetual Calendar” print; AN early watercolor FAMILY REGISTER from the ADAMS & THURLOW families; LIVERPOOL JUG decorated with an American Sailing Vessel; Carved and Painted American Eagle by Boston Artistic Carving Co.; Small Early Checkerboard in original paint; Large Wooden Swordfish Weathervane; Early PURITAN IRON WORKS BANNERETTE WEATHERVANE from a barn in Thomaston, MAINE; A wonderful early folk art carved and Windsor Green painted map pointer that is decorated with hand formed pewter roses; Charming small, slide cover, an EARLY Watercolor of the DENTON FAMILY CREST; 2 Early Hand Carved and Painted Architectural Doorway Corner Blocks; Pantry Boxes in Original Paint; Decorated Tin Document Box by OLIVER BUCKLEY of Stevens Plains, MAINE; Petite decoupage slide cover box, dated 1851; Painted sign “PERKINS MARKET” from Wiscasset, MAINE; Selection of Signed JOE KNOCKWOOD (Salem, ME) baskets including an unused child’s pack basket; Brass Stencil SCALED HERRING  Everett Chandler SO. ADDISON, ME; Yarn Winder in Original Red Paint; Mason Decoy; Early “Stick-Up” Goose Decoy; Lunch Basket in GREAT mustard paint; Shaker style Wooden Apple Peeler; Oversized knife tray in GREAT Old Blue; Several Wooden Advertising Signs; A Nice Paint Decorated Victorian Sleigh in superb condition; Doll’s Bureau in Original Red Paint; and more.  RUSTIC ACCESSORIES & MAINE and other NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN ITEMS:  Outstanding, possibly Indian made 64” Canoe Paddle with the shaft being EXQUISTELY carved and painted in the form of a full bodied, red snake with a green belly and yellow glass eyes; VERY EARLY Birch Bark Log Carrier with Outstanding Maine Indian decoration attributed to Joseph Nicholas; VERY EARLY American Indian cloth doll with beaded costume; Folk Art painted 66” Canoe Paddle by SETH STEWARD of GREENVILLE, MAINE; 2 OLD TOWN Maine Penobscot Indian Clubs; A remarkable Maine folk art “PEAVEY” stand having three hand turned, carved and nicely articulated log rolling tools or “Peaveys” forming its legs and holding its circular top. Carved, painted, signed and mounted BROOK TROUT by LAWRENCE IRVINE of Winthrop, MAINE; Superb Mounted Brook Trout on birch bark, caught at MARTIN POND, ME in 1946; Two OLD Navajo Rugs; Small Covered finely coiled Indian Basket; Pr. Early paint decorated Canoe Paddles; A very early tightly coiled Indian Basket with tiny bead decoration; Decorated Maine Indian Birch Bark Basket signed Katie Newell; and more.    HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT EPHEMERA and BOOKS:  An IMPORTANT RECENT DISCOVERY of EARLY HAWAIIAN or SANDWICH ISLANDS Books and Newspapers to include a run of 78 editions of the HONOLULU Newspaper POLYNESIAN, including the VERY FIRST copy of JUNE 6, 1840 (Vol. 1 – No.1) and ending with the Dec. 11, 1841 (New Series Vol. 1-No.1). Also included is the 1843 printing of a complete Bible in the Hawaiian language; The 1836 printing of a HAWAIIAN Language DICTIONARY titled VOCABULARY of WORDS in the HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE; and the 1843 HISTORY of the SANDWICH ISLANDS by SHELDON DIBBLE (with map); An 1806 NEWBURY, MASSACHUSETTS handwritten ledger, titled “RECORDS of the COMPANY of CAVALRY in the FIRST REGIMENT, SECOND BRIGADE and SECOND DIVISION of the MILITIA of MASSACHUSETTS”, listing members, exercises and a log of events; A RARE and EARLY leather bound edition of the NOVEL titled “THE FEMALE AMERICAN” or THE ADVENTURES of UNCA ELIZA WINKFIELD”; An 18th Century Account Book from WEYMOUTH, MASS.; 2 EARLY Handwritten Mathematical formula books; 1808 Hingham, MASS. and 1829 Newburyport, MASS. Handwritten School Exercise Books with wonderful hand block wallpaper covers; Large 1856 Leather Bound book of pressed Massachusetts Sea Plants titled “SEA GATHERINGS” gathered and mounted by the noted naturalist Mrs. Harriet Miner; Large lot of HOOKED RUG and DUCK DECOY reference books; and more. PAINTINGS, PRINTS, PHOTOGRAPHY and other ARTWORK: A fine and large OOC of Pastured Cows by Daniel Wentworth (American 1850-1934); Two Outstanding 1807 Schoolgirl Watercolors worked at the BRADFORD ACADEMY (Massachusetts) that remain in their original frames; A Fine Selection of Miniature Portraits on Ivory to include an 1830 inscribed 14K gold framed example from NEW ORLEANS; Early Print of AMOSKEAG FALLS, NH; VERY Early continental Portrait (oil on wood panel) in a spectacular frame that is sealed in a shadow box type case; AN OUTSANDING SLECTION of LARGE and EARLY CARVED PICTURE FRAMES to include a labeled J. EASTMAN CHASE, BOSTON (framer for Winslow Homer) example. A nice UNPICKED LOT of DAGS, AMBROS and CDV photos; Large Early B.W. THAYER print of the LORD TIMOTHY DEXTER house at NEWBURYPORT, MASS.; Large Early Print of GEORGE WASHINGTON; 2 Oil Paintings signed Hausser and more.  ANTIQUE FIREARMS and MILITARIA:  Handwritten 1806 NEWBURY, MASSACHUSETTS Militia Ledger; Pair of VERY EARLY Military Epaulets; Early NEUMANN BROS. Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun; Original Flintlock Fowling Piece; Early and Unusual T. Richardson & Sons Percussion Child’s or Cadet Rifle with Octagon Barrel; Early French Percussion Pistol; Superb WW2 J.P. Sauer Nazi Luftwaffe Officer’s Dagger and scabbard; NEW YOR MILITIA BELT and BUCKLE; Early Flare Gun signed “NAVY YARD, NEW YORK” and more.   EARLY NAUTICAL Items: An OUTSTANDING 18th Century SEA CHEST in its ORIGINAL ROBIN’S EGG BLUE PAINT having REMARKABLE SNAKE HINGES and a COMPLEX INTERIOR; An AMAZING 1760 Illustrated SHIPS LOG with Sailing Instructions and formulas from the SLOOP DOVE of NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS, handwritten and illustrated by RICHARD LITTLE (1725-1806); The 1774 & 1775 SHIPS LOGS of both the BRIG BETSEY and the BRIG POLLY of NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS; Large SPENCER – BROWNING Brass Nautical Telescope; Early Nautical Flare Gun marked “NAVY YARD, NEW YORK” and more. GLASS, CHINA & BOTTLES: Early LIVERPOOL JUG decorated with an American Sailing Vessel, RARE Early BLOWN GLASS stoppered Paperweight Inkwell; Unusual Large Blown “Pillow” Bottle; A collection of “WAVY” pattern Victorian Flow Blue China; Early whittled, paper labeled OLIVE JAR; Pr. Of Fine Sevres or Dresden type covered urns; Selection of early English soft paste china; 2 Large Early Demi-Jons; Unusual Bronze Mounted Tiered Inkwell; Early Bronze Mounted Tea Caddy and more. AMERICAN STONEWARE and REDWARE: A RARE boldly glazed, lidded MAINE REDWARE Spice Jar by Thomas Truxton KENDRICK of Hollis Center; SUPERB White’s UTICA BIRD JUG; Lyons, NY Decorated Crock; Fine covered Blue Stoneware BOSTON BEAN Pot; Swasey Oyster Jug; Double Handled Gardiner, Maine Ovoid jug, NH Redware stew pot; CT Redware lidded jar; 2 Gallon Cobalt Decorated Crock (unsigned); Ovoid “WENTWORTH” Jug and more.  RUGS, QUILTS and TEXTILES:  A REMARKABLE and EYE DAZZLING 1884 Friendship Quilt from FREEPORT, MAINE signed by its maker and having 542 names; A signed and dated 1836 WILD GOOSE CHASE pattern quilt in AMAZING original condition; An unfinished 1771 Sampler by ABIGAIL HUBBARD of GLASTONBURY, CT; Folky Nautical Themed Hooked Rug; FINE EARLY ORIENTAL PRAYER RUG and others; Early Floral Appliqued Quilt and more. VICTORIAN and CONTINENTAL FURNITURE and ACCESSORIES: A MAGNIFICENT, prolifically carved and ripple molded Solid ROSEWOOD LADIES DESK; Superb RENAISANCE REVIVAL American Walnut Marble Top Stand; Fine Hand Painted Gone With the Wind Lamp; Excellent Walnut Cameo Back Sofa; Fine Carved Walnut Victorian Ladies Armchair; Fine Marble Top Continental Tabouret; Adorable Oak Dolls Dresser with Mirror; Curved Slag Glass Panel Lamp; A large and impressive Victorian Floral Hooked Rug; Tall heavily carved Mahogany Poster Bed; Large relief carved Marble Bust of PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN; Unusual Pair of PAIRPOINT Candlesticks; Fine Walnut Marble Top Parlor Stand; Inlaid Gaming Table; Carved Mahogany High Post Bed; Exquisite Pr. of tall Cut to Clear Cranberry Glass Decanters; Admiral Dewey Gingerbread Clock and more. TOYS: RARE 1938 STEELCRAFT “PLAYBOY TRUCKING Co.” PEDDLE CAR / Dump Truck; GI JOE Wind-Up Tin walker; Superb Clock Work mahogany Chris Craft style runabout; Fine Early “HUSTLER” Paris Sled in fine original paint; Early articulated wind-up, lithographed Tin Fish toy and more. ITEMS of SPECIAL INTEREST: An EARLY Crushed Stone GARDEN FIGURE in the form of a recumbent GREAT DANE, having wonderful presence and surface.


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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