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Fine Estate Auction

Featuring the estate of the late Carol Brown, Walpole, NH

  • Fine Estate Auction
    18th C Maple highboy
  • Fine Estate Auction
    One of several good game mounts
  • Fine Estate Auction
    The Carol Brown estate - Walpole, NH
  • Fine Estate Auction
    Great selection of estate jewelry
  • Fine Estate Auction
    One of several oils, Attrib. Armfield

WHEN: Sunday, April 7
from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

PREVIEW: Preview Saturday, April 6 from 12:00-5:00

WHERE: W.A. Smith Auction Gallery in Plainfield, NH

Exit 20 off I-89, proceed south on Rte. 12-A from the West Lebanon Plaza for 7 miles. From I-91, take the Ascutney-Windsor, VT Exit 8, cross the Connecticut River and take Rte. 12-A north for approx. 10 miles. Across from the Plainfield Historical Society. (Click here for maps)

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We have moved the complete contents from Carol's home in Walpole, NH to our gallery. Carol had a love of good country antiques and English sporting, horse and dog related. Antiques and clean custom ready for your home.

Local deliveries available. Please notice the Sunday date and 11 am start.


Outstanding Estate Auction


Antiques, Accessories, Art Works, Silver, Jewelry and Good Modern


Smith’s Auction Gallery

Plainfield, New Hampshire

Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 11:00A.M.

Informal Preview Sat, April 6 from 12:00-5:00

And Morning of sale from 8:00 A.M.


For our first sale of the Spring season we will sell the 2nd part of the Carol Brown Estate, late of Walpole, N.H., along with other NH and VT estate residues.  Plenty to sell so come join us for the preview and enjoy the sale.


In Part:  18th C Queen Anne two-part maple highboy; 18th C Chippendale maple slant lid desk; country 19th C pine corner cupboard with butterfly shelves; country one-drawer blanket chest; 19th C English shoe-foot cupboard; Chippendale maple graduated five-drawer chest on bracket base; several blanket boxes, some in paint; set of country Queen Anne chairs; tavern tables in maple and pine; good country pine dry sink; Hepplewhite & Sheraton stands; English mahogany slant lid desk; refinished pine four-drawer chests; 19th C walnut tilt table; Federal bed; several Federal chests; country mammy’s rocker with guard; country ladder back wagon seat; Federal candlestands; Sheraton dressing table; country Deacon’s bench; sets of chairs, country including tiger maple; English corner washstand; two Sheraton two-part secretary’s; country floor model butter churn; scrubbed pine green painted sawbuck table; country harvest table; other country; good Empire classical server on paw feet; small size Empire server; Empire deck top chests; brass full size bed; oval porcelain table; Victorian walnut marble top chest with cookie cornered top; six-section oak stack bookcase; Victorian needlework pole screen; mahogany Empire sleigh bed; impressive walnut dining room table with rack of nine leaves.

Accessories:  Fine set of stereopticon card collection,  approx. 1500 with five viewers to be sold as a collection with provenance and list of cards; several 18th C Chippendale mirrors; sponge paint decorated pedestal, Walter Backofen Est.; iron boot scrapers; old quilts; several Staffordshire items; Majolica fish pitchers; Wedgwood pitchers; ogee mirrors; old pewter; homespuns; country game board; lg. French dinner porcelain set, service for 12, 111 pcs.; German chocolate set; English wine cooler; wooden ware; daguerreotypes; inlaid necessities box; collection of wall pockets; early samplers; iron rooster lawn ornament; Williamsburg butler’s tray; Williamsburg tea caddy; Bohemian decanter set; Empire child’s settee; Flow Blue platters; interesting pair of tea bins converted into lamps; children’s games and puzzles; set if 12 Yale College plates; toleware box; Canton; collection of 8 shelf clocks, incl. Pillar & Scroll; good WWI Keystone stereopticon views, approx. 300, w/viewer; antique RR crossing sign (SRS, VSA); etc.

Sterling Silver:  A huge amount of sterling silver including two flatware sets; large lot of tableware; two dresser sets and much more weighing over 400 T oz.

Special Interest:  Large mounted moose head; other mounted heads incl. elk, deer, & sheep.

Jewelry:  A fine selection of jewelry with appraisals on most to include several lady’s 14k gold diamond rings including cocktail; 18k gold pearl ring; several Tourmaline rings; Aquamarine gold rings; gold Amethyst ring; gold pearl bracelet; yellow gold bracelet;  two 14k gold charm bracelets; gold pendants and chains; gold Tiffany bracelet; other gold bracelet; pair of 18k gold Citrine earrings; 18k gold Citrine pendant; 14k gold diamond earrings; 18k gold cufflinks; pair of gold coin cufflinks; Tourmaline cufflinks; other cufflinks; gold tie clip; diamond wedding set; scarab bracelet; several pairs of gold earrings; scrimshaw pins; diamond stick pins; Victorian bar pins; Limoges and gold pins; native American necklace; Harvard pin; cameo set; pocket watches including AERO; Bulova lady’s watch; diamond ring set in platinum; silver necklace; diamond convertible necklace; large selection of costume jewelry; Lincoln photo in sewing pin holder – campaign; straight razor – dark light; etc.

Art Work:  Several art works including dog painting “Shep” 1884; other dog painting “Pep” by Stevenson; paintings attributed to G. Armfield; several horse paintings and watercolors; several coaching scenes; Currier and Ives; three A. Polk Jr. lithos; large amount of unframed art; two Andrew Wyeth prints; nautical prints; coach scene by Charles Cooper Henderson; set of four Harry Elliot prints; pencil signed litho by Poleskie “Nude with Blue Vase” set of four French comical prints.

Custom:  Several camel back sofas and loveseats including Kittinger; Eldred Wheeler full and queen size cherry beds with testers; Kittinger wake table; several good wing chairs; good leather sofas; large oval shaped farm table on shoe foot base; Shaker style trestle base dining table; set of eight Shaker style ladder back chairs; Danish modern sofa; Shaker style counter stools; good spool turned daybed; very good inlaid banquet table; fine set of six mahogany shield back chairs; Hepplewhite style inlaid sideboard; Hepplewhite style inlaid card table; custom bow front chest; breakfast inlaid table with four chairs; leather mid century chair with ottoman; sofa bed; Kittinger slant lid desk; Kittinger tea table; Kittinger lolling chair.

Books:  Set of seven – series of books “The Historic American Merchant Marine Survey” Green Revolution book; book “Life of John Quincy Adams”; book “I Still Like Webster” with Hayward; two books “Life of Daniel Webster”; library of books.

Oriental Rugs:  Good room size Heriz; room size Karastan; other good room and scatter size rugs, mostly from the Carol Brown Estate.


Phone & Absentee Bids Accepted

No on-line bidding

We do not post auction prices realized to reference sites


Terms:  Cash-Check-Major Credit Cards                                      Catered

13% Buyer’s Premium Reduced to 10% with Cash or Check

No Sales Tax                                                                                        Comfortable Seating

William G. Smith and Kenneth R. Labnon – Auctioneers

Gallery Manager:  Leon Rogers

Visit our Website: www.wsmithauction.com or email us at: info@wsmithauction.com



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