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


is pleased to announce its FALL 2012 Fresh to Market AUCTION of ANTIQUES and FINE ARTS to be held on SATURDAY DECEMBER 1, 2012 commencing at NOON at the GARDINER, MAINE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB. Preview will be held the Friday before the sale (November 30) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

THIS AUCTION includes a SUPERB gathering of items from New England homes, attics, cellars, barns with the nucleus of the sale being a wonderful "time capsule" discovery of EARLY furniture, country accessories, folk art, toys, bottles, stoneware, lighting, militaria and much more, found in the SILAS HASTINGS TAVERN in Boylston, Massachusetts which was built in 1817 and has remained with the original family ever since. Highlights in their categories include (TO BE UPDATED UNTIL SALE DAY): Period Country and Formal Furniture: An untouched 6" 8"  MAINE HARVEST TABLE found in Penobscot County and having a superb scrubbed pine top and painted base; An IMMACULATE PORTSMOUTH, NH Sheraton Reeded Post CANOPY BED in the BEST ORIGINAL RED PAINT; A period Queen Anne Massachusetts Fan Carved Walnut Lowboy with early surface and original brasses; Early New England Brass Works Tall Clock; Small Newport, RI Queen Anne Drop Leaf  Breakfast Table in the BEST dense and superbly grained mahogany; Fine Queen Anne Snake Foot Candle Stand in Original Surface; Paint Decorated Queen Anne Two Drawer Blanket Chest with partial original brass and "snipe" hinges; Vermont 6 Drawer Chippendale Cherry 36" (case width) Chest of Drawers with Original Brass; Fine Newtown, CT Cherry Queen Anne Candle Stand; Small Chippendale Two Piece Maple Slant Front Secretary Desk having Raised Panel Doors; A Red Painted Open Top Pewter Cupboard found in KINGFIELD, MAINE; Superb Tramp Art Carved Corner Cabinet with Lollipop and applied Star Decoration; Fabulous Blue Painted Blanket Box with a remarkably paint decorated underlid as a presentation to "REUBEN D."; A Fine NH Standing  Open Cupboard having Shaped Sides and Molded Top; a MAGNIFICENT PAIR of FEDERAL period CARVED MAHOGANY BEDS from Boston's North Shore; Turned Leg Stretcher Base Tavern Table w Drawer and Breadboard Ended Top; Stylish Mahogany Sheraton Reeded Swing Leg Card Table with carved uppers; A Fine and Stylish Flat Top Wooden Works Tall Clock; Grain Painted New England Dry Sink; Extremely EARLY "Block Base" Candle stand with delicately turned shaft; Chippendale Molded Swing Leg D.L. Table; Early unsigned New England Brass Works Tall Clock;  Delicate Hepplewhite Tapered Leg One Drawer Stand in Original Red Wash; Large & Early Mushroom Arm Ladderback Armchair in crusty green paint(rockers removed); S. Hoadley Tall Clock in Original Paint; Figured Mahogany Hepplewhite Bow Front Chest; Set of 4 Seven Spindle Bow Back Windsor Side Chairs; 18th Century Canadian Cradle; Architectural Cupboard with Single Raised Panel Door; Sheraton State of Maine Chest w Birdseye Drawer Fronts; Superb Whale End Hanging Shelf in Original Stenciled Decoration; Stepped "Wedding" Paint Decorated Sheraton Dressing Table; Primitive Red Painted Maine Steback Cupboard; Weld, Maine Round Top Chair Table in Red Paint; Diminutive Whale End Shelf with "Japanned" Decoration; Step Down Windsor Armchair; Set 6 Paint Decorated Plank Seat Chairs, Early Dove Tailed Tool Box in Original Blue Paint with Yellow Stenciling; Fine Turned Leg One Drawer Stand in nice Original Red Paint; Early Small Pine Settle Bench Hepplewhite Drop Leaf Table w Drawer; Country Queen Ann Side Chair in Old Red; Fine Turned Leg Two Drawer Drop Leaf Stand; Maine 2 Drawer Blanket Chest w bracket base; Maine Pine Chippendale 4 Drawer Bracket Base Chest (over painted); Early Child's Corner Chair; 18th Century Cupboard Base with Single Raised Panel Door and original "strap" hinges; Early Turned Leg Tavern Table (missing drawer); A fine Red Painted Tall Clock Case with Gold accents; Boot Jack End Blanket Boxes; Several Fine Benches, " Cricket" Stools and Prayer Benches in nice Original Paint; VT Birch 4 Drawer Hepplewhite Chest w inlay; Arrow Back Armed Rocker in "Tomato" Red Paint; Superb Painted and Stenciled Windsor Work Stool; Shoe Foot Multi Compartmental Open Display Case; Red & Black Grain Painted Maine Dressing Table; Unusual Shaker Style Secretary Desk; Sheraton Canopy Bed; Early Painted Corner Shelf; Sheraton 3 Drawer Inlaid Dressing Mirror w Sandwich Glass Pulls; Superb Queen Anne Spanish Foot Side Chair; Two Drawer Hanging Wall Shelf; Sea Chest in Orig. Blue; Unusual Low Shaker Style Deacon's Bench; Early Canadian Cradle; Reverse Painted Sheraton Mirrors; Adorable Paint Decorated Document Box "D.W.B."; Outstanding selection of 18th and early 19th century furniture parts to include table tops and bases in original paint and scrub and more! FOLK ART, WOODENWARE and COUNTRY ACCESSORIES: An OUTSTANDING and EARLY  LATHE TURNED BURL BOWL with concentric rings and untouched patina;  An EARLY, boldly colored and  wonderfully composed Geometric Hooked Rug with an eye dazzling concentric Diamond Pattern and a "Rainbow" striped border;  Superb and pleasing PRIMITIVE OOC of a multi pastured farm with the focal point being an 18th Century Center Chimney Cape Cod Style home with people, farm animals, dog, wooden fences, stone walls  and much more; Ca. 1840 Massachusetts "J. ANDREWS" Tavern Sign in the BEST ORIGINAL CONDITION; Fine Early OOC Folk Art Portrait of an attractive young Woman who is "dripping in" jewelry; Superb Sponge Paint decorated Dome Top Document Box; Early Outstanding Folk Art Watercolor of Basket of Fruit in Original Lemon Gold Frame; A superb, HUGE and early elliptical Wooden Chopping Bowl; Early Maine Watercolor "RIDLON" Family Record; A boldly paint decorated SKOWHEGAN, MAINE slide cover candle box in vivid red & black with bronze stenciled decoration; An Outstanding Stenciled Sleigh style Rocking Horse with Original Stenciled Decoration; 36" Carved all hanging Eagle attributed to GEORGE STAPF; Superb Folk Art "Fruit Bowl" Still Life Watercolor; Fine Miniature Boot Jack Ended Blanket Box in Original Red Paint; Boldly Paint Decorated Mustard and Black CT Document Box w RARE Terry Lock; Large HARRIS & CO. "ETHAN ALLEN" Horse Weathervane; OLD Bellamy style Carved and Gilded American Eagle with banner; Early Paint Decorated Barber Pole; Fine Primitive Painting of Horse and Owner in Barnyard; "Topsy Turvy" Paint Decorated Tin Snuff Box with soldier and lady;  Superbly scalloped oversized Cutlery Tray; Shaker Buckets in Original Paint; Paint Decorated Chests & Boxes; Several Nice CHECKERBOARDS & GAME BOARDS; Outstanding selection of PAINTED PANTRY BOXES, WOODEN BOWLS and FIRKINS; RARE COLDWELL'S PATENT "JUMPER" HORSE Riding Toy; A NEAT figural TRADE SIGN for KLONDIKE Pick & Shovel Co. in RED WHITE & BLUE; Wonderful Room Size Geometric Patterned Braided Rug in outstanding colors; Superb Early Hanging Tin Chandelier; Very EARLY Half Scale Carved and Painted Wooden Figure of CHRIST; Lg. Old Carved and Painted Wooden Model of an Early Military Cannon; Early Lanterns and Lighting Devises to include an outstanding Wooden Candle Lantern in original paint; Slide Cover Boxes; Several 18th Century Flame Stitch Wallets and Pockets; Colorful Early "Penny" Rug; Superb 18th Century Hearth Broom with paint decorated handle; Paint Decorated Document Box w Clipper Ship; Large CT decorated tin Coffee Canister; 1908 Folk Art Carved Bible Stand by Maynard Robinson; Litchfield County, CT Architectural Over Entrance Lighted Transom; Early "Straight Edge" Ruler dated 1803; Watercolor - Eaton Family Register; Fine Selection of EARLY BASKETS; 18th century Andirons including Chippendale Brass and Knife Blade examples; Large Paint Decorated Oval Shaker Box; Pr. Miniature Brass Chippendale Andirons; Red & Black Grain Painted Dome Top Box; Architectural Roof Peak Louver; Early Paint Decorated Child's Sled; Knife Tray w Heart Handle; Lg. Red Painted Oval Shaker Box; Early Arrow Weathervane; Superb painted Cast Iron Gate Weight in the form of a Closed fist; Tiger Maple Walking Stick; Several Nice Wooden Signs including "SOWESTER", "AMERICAN THEATRE CO.", "GUNS", "ICE CREAM"  "BUSKENS CIGARS", "CREAM PARLOR", "OIL & GREASE",  "GROCERIES", "ROOMS $1 per PERSON", :WIGWAM",  ; An 18th century CT or RI Interior Chestnut Door with wooden latch; Nice selection of EARLY WROUGHT IRON to include TOASTERS, BROILERS, PEELS, FORKS, HINGES and  TOOLS; Pr. Miniature Chippendale Andirons; Early Pair of Paint decorated Children's Crutches; Early figural Apple form Tea Caddy; Painted Apple Tea Caddies; Superb Dash Churn in Original Red; Signed Maine "Paris Mfg." Push Sled; Early Silhouettes; Early Free Standing Upright Tape Loom; Charcoal Drawing in Original Lemon Gold Frame; Birdseye Maple Knife Tray; Lg. 38 Star American Flag; Early Matched Pair of Small Zinc Eagles; Early Architectural items to include doors, Indian shutters and hardware; Small OOB Primitive Landscape in Original Lemon Gold Frame; Outstanding Red Painted and Yellow Stenciled TIN Child's Pail "A GIFT"; Fabulous Large Wooden "Jagging" Wheel with Sea Horse Carving; Folky painted Figural Cast Iron "Bill Clip" in the form of a Black Man; Early Tin Map Case;  Maine "Memorial" Watercolor; Cast Iron Doorstops including (2) Parrots and Phoenix Bird (brass); Early Tiger Maple Portrait Frame; Early Brass Button Document Boxes with labels; Large Profusely Carved Watch Hutch; Pr. Early Brass Candlesticks; Unusual Early "Tally" Board with multiple dials; Early Wooden & Wire Bird Cage; Maine Pewter Coffee Pot signed "Porter";  Paint Decorated Doll's Cradle  and more!  NAUTICAL ITEMS:  Watercolor of the 1812 Naval Battle U.S.S. CONSTITUTION vs. the JAVA signed "G. ROPES  Salem  1814"; An 1861 Nautical Watercolor attributed to HONORE PELLEGRIN (French, 1793-1869) of the Maine Vessel "BARQUE  E. FOSTER  of  MILBRIDGE  JOHN BROWN MASTER, PASSING GIBRALTAR: Feb'y 23, 1861"; Early Titled Watercolor of the "BARK MINNESOTA"; Fine Pond Sailor in Original Paint; Several Fine SHIP DIORAMAS, HALF HULLS & BOAT MODELS to include an Exquisite small Open Diorama of the ship "SARAH ANN", A LARGE & EARLY Maine Half Hull; A LARGE glass Cased Ship Diorama; Fine Sailor made Whale Bone Handles Cane in the form of a Dog's Head with Sailor Knotted Shaft; 19th Century OOB of the USS YORKTOWN; A model of the pleasure Yacht "CAPRONIA" to include a whiskey decanter and photo of same; Swordfish Bill Sword and more! AMERICAN NEEDLEWORK SAMPLERS and FAMILY RECORDS:  A Fine "Arched" VT Schoolgirl Needlework Family Record by CLARISSA DAMON (b. 1819 Springfield, Vermont); 1810 NEWBURYPORT, MA Schoolgirl Sampler "ABIGAIL PIKE AGED 11, 1810"; Bar Style KENDUSKEAG, MAINE Schoolgirl Sampler "SALLY MAYHEW BORN 1797" and more! 

DUCK DECOYS and FISHING & MAINE SPORTING ANTIQUES:  Recently discovered in the basement of a Waterville, ME home, the ORIGINAL MOUNT of the LONG MISSING and THOUGHT LOST documented 8  1/2 lb. (22") BROOK TROUT from MESSALONSKEE LAKE with its original "THE ONE THAT DIDN'T GET AWAY" Certificate inscribed to LAURIDAN "LORD" BOLDUC along with his personal custom made impregnated ORVIS BAMBOO FLY ROD that bears "LORD" BOLDUC'S NAME;  A Fine "NASH of MAINE" MEZZO mounted (on birdseye maple) of a HUGE (24") brook trout Selection of WORKING DECOYS & MINIATURES including New England and Factory examples by such makers as Charles Hart,  Jesse Blackstone, Wildfowler, Downeast Decoy Co. and others; Folk Art Carved Peace Dove; 4 Painted Miniature Songbird Carvings attributed to Gus Wilson; Large Over Mantle Adirondack Style OOB painting in Original Birch Bark Frame and more! PAINTINGS and other ARTWORK:  Watercolor of a Maine Lighthouse attributed to JOHN MARIN (Am. 1870-1953); A Fine 1924 Watercolor Seascape by DWIGHT BLANEY (Am. 1865-1944); A small OOC Forest Landscape by (W.H) WILLIAM HENRY HILLIARD (Am. 1836-1905); Portrait of a young girl by HUGO AUGUST BREUL (Am. 1854-1910);  Primitive OOC of FORT HAILIFAX, Maine; WALLLACE NUTTING print "RUGGED MAINE COAST"; Early OOC Portrait of Gentleman; Signed and more! EARLY BOTTLES, GLASS & PORCELAINS:  A nice estate fresh lot of early  American bottles to include a fine Indian Queen Bitters (medium amber); (2) Superb Chestnut Bottles, Early CT "Blob" bottle; RARE Keene GII-73 Eagle/Cornucopia Flask;  Stoddard Granite Glass Co. GII-81 Flask; Blown Glass Inkwell; Large Cathedral Pickle Jar; 1860 S.T. Drake's Plantation Bitters Bottle (4 Log); Mischler's Herb Bitters Bottle; Franklin Springs Ballston Spa Saratoga NY Spring Water Bottle; Small Blown "Basket Weave" Scent Bottle; Several Early Plain Blown & Pontiled Utility Bottles; Wolfe's Aeromatic Schnapps Bottle; Fine Pair AMETHYST SANDWICH GLASS whale oil lamps; Early Blown Decanters;  Fine Pair of "CLAM BROTH" Sandwich Glass Candlesticks; An Early Three Mold Blown Glass Pitcher; Several Molded and Blown Glass Whale oil Lamps; Mocha Master Salt; Mocha Child's Mug; Early Canton Ginger Jar w lid; Remarkable 6' Blown Glass Staff;    and more!  STONEWARE and REDWARE:   A Remarkable and Rare J. E.  NORTON, BENNINGTON, VT Cobalt Decorated 3 Gallon WATER COOLER having a panoramic decoration with 2 HOUSES, A Bedded DEER, BIRD ON STUMP, TREES and more; A rare petite1 Gallon Haxstun & Ottman Co. Ft. Edward Bird Jug; Fine collection of over 40 pieces of SIGNED MAINE STONEWARE to include a COBALT DATED 1839 GARDINER, ME (Thompson) Ovoid Jug, a 3 Gallon (Evans & Bowley) PORTLAND, MAINE BIRD JUG, Several MAINE cobalt decorated  pieces along with many MAINE OVOID JUGS & CROCKS, RARE signed PORTLAND STONEWARE CO. UMBRELLA STAND, A RARE H.H. RICKER POLAND SPRING WATER JUG and even more RARE  4 Gallon Jug signed "AUBURN MINERAL SPRING WEST AUBURN, ME"  and other cobalt decorated and plain jugs and crock in OVOID and STANDARD forms by makers such as J.T. WINSLOW (Portland), ORCUTT & CRAFTS (Portland), KENDALL & WHITNEY (Portland); C. CRAFTS (Portland), Wm E. THOMES (Portland), R.S. RAND (Portland), S.B. BOSWORTH (Portland), LAMSON & SWAZEY (Portland), HAYES & DOUGLAS (Portland), F.A. PLAISTED (Gardiner); EVANS & BAGLEY (Portland), O.K. GRANT (South Berwick), BALLARD BROS. (Gardiner), GARDINER STONEWARE MANUFACTORY, BANGOR STONEWARE CO. ALONG WITH merchant marked OVOIDS and others from HALLOWELL, PORTLAND, BANGOR, FORT FAIRFIELD, CARIBOU and HOULTON; Large Charlestown, MA Ovoid Jug; Superb Maine Green Glazed Redware;  Milk Pan and more! EARLY LAMPS & LIGHTING:  A superb pair of AMETHYST colored SANDWICH GLASS WHALE OIL LAMPS;  Rare Matched Pr. of Federal Shield Pattern Kerosene Lamps with CRANBERRY FONTS and MILK GLASS BASES; Small Dutch Brass Chandelier; Several Early Lanterns including an OUTSTANDING WOODEN CANDLE LANTERN in original paint; Fine Paul Revere Pierced Tin Lantern; Early Triple Arm Hanging Tin Chandelier; Several Early Candlesticks to include  a fine pair of Continental silvered brass examples and more! ANTIQUE TOYS:  Superb Early Tin Plate Horse Drawn Carriage attributed to John Brown; Early "Noah's Ark Toy with animals; Early Tin Plate Locomotive;  Litho Tim Horse and Hay Wagon; Large Figural Squeak Toy in the form of a Duck and more!  RUGS, QUILTS and TEXTILES : An Wonderful Room Size Geometric Patterned Braided Rug in outstanding colors;  A fine selection of approximately 15 ESTATE FRESH Oriental Rugs including Caucasian and Arabic examples; FINE SELECTION of  early HOOKED RUGS to include pictorial, geometric and floral examples; Large Sumac Carpet; Unusual Square Room Size Braided Rug; Superb Log Cabin Quilt; Nicely Colored Geometric Patterned Quilt and more!  ANTIQUE FIREARMS & MILITARIA:  An 1883 First Generation COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45 cal. Revolver with FACTORY LETTER; Superb Paint Decorated Militia Period "BM" Tin Canteen (Boylston Militia) once belonging to Captain John Andrew; (2) Militia Period Eagle Head Artillery Swords w Ivory Grips and Original Scabbards; Civil War Tin "Bull's-eye" Canteen with makers mark "HADDEN, PORTER & BOOTH"; American Federal Eagle Shako Plate; Early Leather Cartridge Box; Smith & Wesson No. 1  1/2 .32 cal. Spur Trigger Revolver; Maine Militia Belt Buckle (dug); Early Folk Art Carved Powder Horn "Francis Gray" (shortened); Very Early American Military Signal Pennant Flag; G.A. R. Dress Belt and more!

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN ITEMS: Outstanding & Rare AMERICAN WOODLANDS INDIAN "TRADE BLANKET" Hooded WINTER COAT with loomed SASH and LEGGINGS; Several superb Carved & Painted Maine INDIAN WAR CLUBS; Early Maine Indian BIRCH BARK pieces to include decorated bowls, baskets and Moose Call;  Superb "Totem" Style carved Walking Stick; Woodlands Indian Bow w Leather Quiver; Pr. Large "High Top" Indian Made Snowshoes;   2 Navajo "Eye Dazzler" Rugs and more!

ITEMS of SPECIAL INTEREST:  Signed ABIGAIL ADAMS letter of salvation to be SARAH (Sally) Smith (1769-1828)   her future daughter in law and wife to be of her second eldest son Charles Adams (1770-1800); An EARLY Cased Brass Surveyor's Compass signed MICHAEL RUPP - NEW YORK;  Woodruff & Edmunds ELGIN NATIONAL #2 Coffee Grinder; A fine lot of early leather bound books;  (2) Advertising Tip Trays; (3) Early New England Auction Broadsides; (2) Matching signed Arts and Crafts hammered brass framed panels with Herons; "Campy" Folk Art Painted Tri-Fold Screen with Hunting, Cottage and Forest Scenes; Frame Etched Mirror Glass Game Board; A Large Carved Canadian Indian Wall Panel inscribed "Les Jeux du Quebec" (The Games of Quebec);  and much more!

For Additional Information Please Call 207-362-6045. Day of Sale Only 207-582-3223. 15% 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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