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An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction  (November 24, 2018)

American school oil on wood board, Emma Gordon with cat, painted by E.W. Blake, inscribed on reverse,
Lot 2: American school oil on wood board, Emma Gordon with cat, painted by E.W. Blake, inscribed on reverse, "Emma Gordon, Oct 2 1841, painted by E.W. Blake" 5.75" x 4.25" - $5,500
Choice 18th C. Hudson River Valley hutch table in green paint with unusual through carved base and shoe feet, 36.5
Lot 15: Choice 18th C. Hudson River Valley hutch table in green paint with unusual through carved base and shoe feet, 36.5"L. x 49.5"W. x 28"H. - $8,500
19th C. pictorial hooked rug, tiger in jungle, 34
Lot 26: 19th C. pictorial hooked rug, tiger in jungle, 34" x 56" - $5,400
19th C. pictorial hooked rug, leopard, with vibrant blue background, 44
Lot 28: 19th C. pictorial hooked rug, leopard, with vibrant blue background, 44" x 30" - $5,000
Great 19th C. lamb weathervane signed Fiske, from Gilbert Livingston Farm, with zinc head and good original verdigris surface, 29
Lot 32: Great 19th C. lamb weathervane signed Fiske, from Gilbert Livingston Farm, with zinc head and good original verdigris surface, 29"L. x 22"H. with period "directionals" - $20,000
Early small size Boston Queen Anne maple highboy, with nice features, ca.1760, 64
Lot 45: Early small size Boston Queen Anne maple highboy, with nice features, ca.1760, 64"H. x 34"W. x 18"D. - $5,500
18th C. NH Queen Anne maple tall chest on frame, Dunlap workshop, scrolled apron similar to signed Dunlap examples, old brass, 61
Lot 60: 18th C. NH Queen Anne maple tall chest on frame, Dunlap workshop, scrolled apron similar to signed Dunlap examples, old brass, 61"H. x 35.75"W. - $6,000
Exceptional NY Federal server with cabinet top, attributed to the workshop of Mills & Deming, ca.1795-1800, in two parts mahogany with light colored wood tassel and drape inlays, rare ebony and whalebone drawer pulls, mahogany drawers sides and poplar bottoms, for similar inlays see the plate 85
Lot 80: Exceptional NY Federal server with cabinet top, attributed to the workshop of Mills & Deming, ca.1795-1800, in two parts mahogany with light colored wood tassel and drape inlays, rare ebony and whalebone drawer pulls, mahogany drawers sides and poplar bottoms, for similar inlays see the plate 85 "sideboard" American Furniture The Kaufman Collection, National Gallery of Art Washington, 91"H. x 40.75"W. - $5,750
Two-part Federal cherry corner cupboard with twelve light glass top door, and two lower doors, 42
Lot 120: Two-part Federal cherry corner cupboard with twelve light glass top door, and two lower doors, 42"W. x 89"H., ca.1820 - $4,100
Signed Paul Sample watercolor, New England Farm in Winter, 18
Lot 129: Signed Paul Sample watercolor, New England Farm in Winter, 18" x 25.5" - $5,500
Rare large 19th C. sandpaper painting, Pastoral Landscape with Haying Scene, signed and dated Mary E. Russell 1854, 21
Lot 148: Rare large 19th C. sandpaper painting, Pastoral Landscape with Haying Scene, signed and dated Mary E. Russell 1854, 21" x 30" - $4,900
Crayon/chalk on paper by Alexandre Jacovleff (Russian, 1887-1937),
Lot 281: Crayon/chalk on paper by Alexandre Jacovleff (Russian, 1887-1937), "Chef Daouled" from collection of S. Morton Vose II, exhibited at Vose Galelries, Boston in mid-1930s. Executed during Jacovleff's tenure as staff artist on the 1931 Citroen-Haardt expedition across Asia - $16,000
Crayon/chalk on paper by Alexandre Jacovleff (Russian, 1887-1937),
Lot 281A: Crayon/chalk on paper by Alexandre Jacovleff (Russian, 1887-1937), "My Bearer" from collection of S. Morton Vose II, exhibited at Vose Galelries, Boston in mid-1930s. Executed during Jacovleff's tenure as staff artist on the 1931 Citroen-Haardt expedition across Asia - $10,000
19th C. pictorial hooked rug, lion in jungle, 53.75
Lot 48: 19th C. pictorial hooked rug, lion in jungle, 53.75" x 33.5" with braided border - $4,800

51st Annual Labor Day Auction of choice Americana, Fine Art, Exceptional Jewelry, Silver, antique firearms and more  (September 03, 2018)

18k yellow gold and diamond ladies Rolex President watch with original case and papers, Datejust, R691388/B8570, diamond bezel and dial (black) approx. .75ctw diamonds, 69.5 grams
Lot 9: 18k yellow gold and diamond ladies Rolex President watch with original case and papers, Datejust, R691388/B8570, diamond bezel and dial (black) approx. .75ctw diamonds, 69.5 grams - $13,000
4.41ct transitional cut diamond ring set in platinum, accented by six approx. .20ctw single cut side diamonds, size 4 3/4, 6.5 grams, (color-light yellow-clarity -VS)
Lot 34: 4.41ct transitional cut diamond ring set in platinum, accented by six approx. .20ctw single cut side diamonds, size 4 3/4, 6.5 grams, (color-light yellow-clarity -VS) - $20,000
Stamped 18k yellow gold hinged cuff bracelet set with approx. 2.5 ctw. blue sapphires and 2.7 ctw. round diamonds, 39mm wide, 130.2 grams
Lot 38: Stamped 18k yellow gold hinged cuff bracelet set with approx. 2.5 ctw. blue sapphires and 2.7 ctw. round diamonds, 39mm wide, 130.2 grams - $16,000
Fine Federal drop panel NH chest, bow front with four drawers inlaid with 12 flame birch panels, birch case on high French feet, original oval brass, ca.1800-1820, 39.5
Lot 50: Fine Federal drop panel NH chest, bow front with four drawers inlaid with 12 flame birch panels, birch case on high French feet, original oval brass, ca.1800-1820, 39.5"W. x 39"H., Fenn/ Raley family - $11,500
Fine antique diamond and sapphire bracelet set in platinum accompanied by a GIA colored stone report #2195446549 stating no indications of heat, origin Montana, four pear shape blue sapphires with one square center, approx. 4.20ctw, four pear shape diamonds approx. 3.5ctw accented by approx. 1.25ctw old European cut diamonds, 7.5
Lot 61: Fine antique diamond and sapphire bracelet set in platinum accompanied by a GIA colored stone report #2195446549 stating no indications of heat, origin Montana, four pear shape blue sapphires with one square center, approx. 4.20ctw, four pear shape diamonds approx. 3.5ctw accented by approx. 1.25ctw old European cut diamonds, 7.5"L., 21.7 grams - $13,000
Fine Federal side board with rare stretcher base, oval and bell flower inlays, likely Baltimore, ca.1790-1800, 72
Lot 60: Fine Federal side board with rare stretcher base, oval and bell flower inlays, likely Baltimore, ca.1790-1800, 72"L. x 38"H. x 27.5"d., Fenn/ Raley families - $22,000
Fine oil on canvas, Calling in the Cows, signed G. Inness 1887, 16
Lot 113: Fine oil on canvas, Calling in the Cows, signed G. Inness 1887, 16" x 23.5", Baldwin Estate - $13,000
Frederick Wingate Federal tall clock, fretwork bonnet with phases of moon dial, signed F. Wingate Augusta 1812, 95
Lot 145: Frederick Wingate Federal tall clock, fretwork bonnet with phases of moon dial, signed F. Wingate Augusta 1812, 95"H. Fenn/Raley family - $10,500
18th C. PA Queen Anne carved walnut secretary, raised panel doors, reeded styles, good prospect door interior on trifed feet, 78
Lot 175: 18th C. PA Queen Anne carved walnut secretary, raised panel doors, reeded styles, good prospect door interior on trifed feet, 78"H. x 38"W., Fenn/ Raley family - $20,000
Fine Federal walnut cellarete with pull out work surface and drawer, yellow pine secondary woods, ca 1800-1810, 41
Lot 345: Fine Federal walnut cellarete with pull out work surface and drawer, yellow pine secondary woods, ca 1800-1810, 41"h x 25" w, Fenn/Raley family - $18,000

An Exceptional Memorial Day Auction  (May 28, 2018)

Wonderful 19th C. oil on canvas, the Abbott-Downing Concord Coach, Concord, N.H., with a view of Mt. Monadnock in background by S. Pezzoli 1888 with history , 24
Lot 9: Wonderful 19th C. oil on canvas, the Abbott-Downing Concord Coach, Concord, N.H., with a view of Mt. Monadnock in background by S. Pezzoli 1888 with history , 24" x 60", untouched condition, accompanied with this lot, is a CDV photo of the coach driver John McCullough of Claremont Junction NH. When one looks carefully at this painting his name is written on the coach's seat. - $9,500
Important Edwardian platinum ring set with approx. 11.26ct cabochon emerald and approx. 1 ctw. of round, marquise and emerald cut diamonds. Cert states Russian origin, F2 Ring size 4.5
Lot 41: Important Edwardian platinum ring set with approx. 11.26ct cabochon emerald and approx. 1 ctw. of round, marquise and emerald cut diamonds. Cert states Russian origin, F2 Ring size 4.5 - $14,000
Oil on canvas,
Lot 104: Oil on canvas, "Old Bridge and Mill at Compton Village N.H. and Mad River" by Geo. L. Brown, 10.5" x 14.5" - $9,800
Important oil painting on canvas by E.W. Redfield, signed lower left in original Harer frame, with inscription on stretcher:
Lot 128: Important oil painting on canvas by E.W. Redfield, signed lower left in original Harer frame, with inscription on stretcher: "'Village Street' by Edward W. Redfield, presented to Helen W. Henderson, March 1930, at Center Bridge", also inscribed on verso of frame lower left edge: "Landscape, E.W. Redfield owned by Helen W. Henderson" hand written label, other provenance available, 26" x 20" - $90,000
Original photograph by Ansel Adams
Lot 271: Original photograph by Ansel Adams "Monterey Coast" signed in pen, 18.75" x 14.5", Prov. given to the consignor by Ansel Adams while she worked at the White House in appreciation for her efforts in regards to the Redwood National Park. - $9,000
Fritz Koenig bronze
Lot 276: Fritz Koenig bronze "Pieta" initialed FK on base, 11.75" x 7.75" x 2.75". Exhibited at Staempfli Gallery "The Sculptor and the Architect" 1964 with original receipt from Staempfli Gallery - $18,000
1965 Mustang convertible, white with black top, approx 126,000 miles, VIN # 5F08F117897
Lot 200B: 1965 Mustang convertible, white with black top, approx 126,000 miles, VIN # 5F08F117897 - $9,000
2014 Mercedes-Benz C300, 4matic, in lunar blue, approx. 25,700 miles, VIN # WDDGF8AB6ER317527, with premium package, Norwich VT estate-one owner car
Lot 200: 2014 Mercedes-Benz C300, 4matic, in lunar blue, approx. 25,700 miles, VIN # WDDGF8AB6ER317527, with premium package, Norwich VT estate-one owner car - $19,000
1932 MG -chassis #J0363 
This unique MG J-type Midget with its own captivating backstory represents everything that was right in pre-war British sports car design.  This particular J-type engine was restored in England by noted pre-war MG expert Len Bull.  Powered by the tried and true inline water-cooled overhead-cam 4-cylinder 847cc engine with twin carbs, the drivetrain has been fully rebuilt, with the proper 4-forward-speed transmission and very good mechanicals throughout. Body and fenders in British racing green are in very good shape, with excellent door fit, and an older repaint that still shows well and can easily be made perfect. Very good Dunlop tires on the correct excellent centre-lock, detachable wire wheels. Perfectly fit leather tonneau and sides, leather seats, excellent dashboard and instrumentation and very good Dunlop tires on the correct excellent centre-lock, detachable wire wheels. Chassis number J0363.  Many in the MG and J-type communities will recognize the pedigree of this gem, and may remember its history on many tracks and hill-climbs throughout New England and beyond.
Lot 200C: 1932 MG -chassis #J0363 This unique MG J-type Midget with its own captivating backstory represents everything that was right in pre-war British sports car design. This particular J-type engine was restored in England by noted pre-war MG expert Len Bull. Powered by the tried and true inline water-cooled overhead-cam 4-cylinder 847cc engine with twin carbs, the drivetrain has been fully rebuilt, with the proper 4-forward-speed transmission and very good mechanicals throughout. Body and fenders in British racing green are in very good shape, with excellent door fit, and an older repaint that still shows well and can easily be made perfect. Very good Dunlop tires on the correct excellent centre-lock, detachable wire wheels. Perfectly fit leather tonneau and sides, leather seats, excellent dashboard and instrumentation and very good Dunlop tires on the correct excellent centre-lock, detachable wire wheels. Chassis number J0363. Many in the MG and J-type communities will recognize the pedigree of this gem, and may remember its history on many tracks and hill-climbs throughout New England and beyond. - $21,000
Approx. 2.5-2.75 ct round diamond ring, accented with another 2 ctw of diamonds in platinum
Lot 16A: Approx. 2.5-2.75 ct round diamond ring, accented with another 2 ctw of diamonds in platinum - $10,500
Oil on canvas, signed A.D. Shattuck on reverse,
Lot 136: Oil on canvas, signed A.D. Shattuck on reverse, "Mt. Washington", 28" x 44" - $14,000
1818 125 page journal charting East and West Florida, recording soils, forts, Indians and Negros. Kept by Henry Young, Capt of Topographical Engineers in the first Seminole War led by Andrew Jackson. (Click <a href=here to preview content)">
Lot 424: 1818 125 page journal charting East and West Florida, recording soils, forts, Indians and Negros. Kept by Henry Young, Capt of Topographical Engineers in the first Seminole War led by Andrew Jackson. (Click here to preview content) - $12,000

Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Auction- Fine Americana - Art - Silver - coins- Jewelry - important Native American  (November 25, 2017)

Choice Shaker wood box with accessories, dovetailed construction, old color, interior with kindling till, 27
Lot 13: Choice Shaker wood box with accessories, dovetailed construction, old color, interior with kindling till, 27"w. x 24"h. Prov. purchased from the Dr. and Mrs Edward Andrews estate in 1984, as seen illustrated in "Family Circle" magazine 1964 issue - $7,130
19th C. Shaker, Mt. Lebanon revolving chair, pine and maple, old varnish, 29
Lot 27: 19th C. Shaker, Mt. Lebanon revolving chair, pine and maple, old varnish, 29"H. - $15,525
Exceptional late 19th C. North West carved and painted totem pole, found in the attic of a Hudson River area home, 66.5
Lot 55: Exceptional late 19th C. North West carved and painted totem pole, found in the attic of a Hudson River area home, 66.5"H. - $23,000
Watercolor, “Grouse in New Hampshire”, signed A. Lassell Ripley, Vose Galleries label, 19.5
Lot 71: Watercolor, “Grouse in New Hampshire”, signed A. Lassell Ripley, Vose Galleries label, 19.5" x 29.5" - $13,800
Navajo weaving, 3rd phase, ca.1890, 57
Lot 74: Navajo weaving, 3rd phase, ca.1890, 57" x 69" - $5,175
1970 Mercedes 280 SE four door sedan, automatic trans., approx. 70K original miles, with extensive records
Lot 91: 1970 Mercedes 280 SE four door sedan, automatic trans., approx. 70K original miles, with extensive records - $9,775
Abraham Lincoln note written Sept. 30, 1861 requesting General McClellan to see pay master, signed A. Lincoln, found in a local estate, 2
Lot 102: Abraham Lincoln note written Sept. 30, 1861 requesting General McClellan to see pay master, signed A. Lincoln, found in a local estate, 2" x 7.5" - $7,130
1799 Bust silver dollar
Lot 407: 1799 Bust silver dollar - $3,450

Two-Day Florida Estate Auction (Day 2) Sunday  (November 19, 2017)

American 18th C. silver coffee pot by Joseph Smith, Boston.  Pyriform on footed base, family crest on side wood handle stamped  I.S. in a rectangle, what appears to be original sterling stamp, 13.5
Lot 6: American 18th C. silver coffee pot by Joseph Smith, Boston. Pyriform on footed base, family crest on side wood handle stamped I.S. in a rectangle, what appears to be original sterling stamp, 13.5"H., 38 troy oz., ca.1770's - $9,200
English Victorian sterling hunting scene pitcher.  London 1856 ,made by Richard Hennell, extreme detail of wild boar hunting, 13
Lot 22: English Victorian sterling hunting scene pitcher. London 1856 ,made by Richard Hennell, extreme detail of wild boar hunting, 13"H. x 10.75", 59 troy oz - $16,100
Berg & Erickson
Lot 39: Berg & Erickson "Seagull" chair and ottoman for Fritz Hansen, Denmark 1968. Chair 35"H. x 37"W. x 36"D., ottoman 15.5"H. x 23"W. x 19"D., has Fritz Hansen label, and small remnant of Gosta Berg and Stenevik Eriksson label. - $8,050
Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Lot 43: Philip and Kelvin LaVerne "Kang Tao" coffee table, 46.75"L. x 22 3/8"D. x 17.25"H., signed Philip and Kelvin LaVerne. Patinated bronze low table with patinated mixed metal top. Chinese outdoor court scene, retains strong coloration and patina. - $5,175
Chinese Export silver presentation punch bowl by Hung Chong & Co.  Applied dragon handles, chased intricate decoration of Chinese life, buildings, boats, many figures, rural life all in crisp detail.  Bowl inscribed
Lot 151: Chinese Export silver presentation punch bowl by Hung Chong & Co. Applied dragon handles, chased intricate decoration of Chinese life, buildings, boats, many figures, rural life all in crisp detail. Bowl inscribed "To W.H. Wilkinson Esq. H.B. M.'s Vice Consul on his departure from Chemulpo where they had for three years enjoyed his protection THE CHINESE RESIDENTS as a token of gratitude and a mark of their esteem presented this bowl June 1897", 12" Dia., 17.5" overall, 7.5"H., 62 troy oz., stamped makers mark - $18,400
18th C. Chinese porcelain 13
Lot 156: 18th C. Chinese porcelain 13" punch bowl. Interior decorated with figural interior scene, exterior with figural birds and floral groupings, raised foot, 5.5"H. - $5,750