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51st Annual Labor Day Auction of choice Americana, Fine Art, Exceptional Jewelry, Silver, antique firearms and more

  • 51st Annual Labor Day Auction of  choice  Americana, Fine Art, Exceptional Jewelry, Silver, antique firearms and more
  • 51st Annual Labor Day Auction of  choice  Americana, Fine Art, Exceptional Jewelry, Silver, antique firearms and more
  • 51st Annual Labor Day Auction of  choice  Americana, Fine Art, Exceptional Jewelry, Silver, antique firearms and more
  • 51st Annual Labor Day Auction of  choice  Americana, Fine Art, Exceptional Jewelry, Silver, antique firearms and more
  • 51st Annual Labor Day Auction of  choice  Americana, Fine Art, Exceptional Jewelry, Silver, antique firearms and more
  • 51st Annual Labor Day Auction of  choice  Americana, Fine Art, Exceptional Jewelry, Silver, antique firearms and more
  • 51st Annual Labor Day Auction of  choice  Americana, Fine Art, Exceptional Jewelry, Silver, antique firearms and more
  • 51st Annual Labor Day Auction of  choice  Americana, Fine Art, Exceptional Jewelry, Silver, antique firearms and more

WHEN: Monday, September 3
from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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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Please join us for this exceptional auction of over 400 fine examples of art, antiques, jewelry, antique firearms and more, derived from many New England estates including the Raley family Harrisville NH, a prominent collection spanning 4 generations, also part 1 of the Ambrette estate Grafton VT and others. An unreserved auction held in a traditional New England auction manner will surely entertain all those that attend!

Preview Sun. from 12-5pm and 8:30 morning of the sale

Earlier preview by appointment

Americana: from the Raley family; Early 18th C. carved oak and pine Hadley chest; 18th C. Chippendale RI mahogany stop fluted leg 3 drawer server; Federal drop panel NH bow front chest; several other period bow front chests; Federal MA breakfront bookcase with reeded legs; rare Federal inlaid mahogany sideboard with stretcher base; 2 part Q.A. PA walnut secretary with bookcase top; Chippendale tiger maple slant lid desk, great inlaid interior signed and dated 1806; rare bow front Federal chest with tambour doors; fine  PA Chippendale walnut tall chest with quarter columns; PA Chippendale cherry chest on chest; Southern possibly VA butlers secretary;  Q.A. Walnut PA large size 3 dr. tavern table; NE maple ball foot William and Mary chest; period NE maple great chair; period tiger maple chests of drawers; CT River Valley Chippendale chest with serpentine top; 18th C. NE Q.A. maple lowboy; rare Windsor dish top 3 legged stand; various Chippendale lolling chairs; Federal mahogany cellarette; Chippendale sugar chest with drawer; 2 Federal NH/ North-shore inlaid card tables; good Federal MA sewing stands; King and Queen size tall post antique beds converted by Leonard’s; much more 

Continental ormolu mounted knee hole executive desk, signed; 18th C French blue and white painted armoire; set of 8 Walnut European Q.A. dining chairs; nice English inlaid Hepplewhite tambour sideboard; English Welsh dresser; 18th C. Dutch kas; fine English triple pedestal inlaid mahogany banquet table; period English double pedestal dining table; set of 12 period English Chippendale mahogany dining chairs; other set of 8 period dining chairs; French walnut carved cabinet; 18th C. English Georgian tall chests; various period English Georgian wine coolers; other European 

Federal inlaid grandfather clock by Frederick Wingate; Fine inlaid English Georgian tall clock, working order, other good tall clock; early English lantern clock; banjo clock signed A. Stowell, other period banjo clock; 18th C. Dutch marquetry inlaid hooded wall clock; period English bracket clock; rare 18th C. English Waywiser; early surveyors compass on tripod; etc

Nautical: English campaign chest/desk: Anglo Indian export console table; 2 antique ship weather vanes; sailors valentine; sailor Whirly gig; sailor made objects; ship captains portrait; sextant and more

Pair 18th C. carved and gilt wood eagles; rare Chippendale wall mirror with double gilt eagles; 18th C shell carved Q.A small mirror, early surface, signed in reverse; fine 18th  C. Child’s size slant lid desk; pr. of 19th C. Argand lamps; period urn form knife box; 40” bronze mountain man after Remington; pair of large cast iron garden urns; garden armillary by Silas Higgon; pr of large Chinese carved marble foo lions; pr. if modern steel sculptures by Hyman Suchman; mill weight rooster; running horse weathervane; iron bell signed E. Force  NY 1823; folk art by P. Archuletta; 33” salesman’s antique canoe; antique lantern adv. “Fresh Oysters”; early decanter box with Stiegel bottles; food carvings by John W. Long; etc.

Several good examples of Bennington stoneware including J E Norton cobalt decorated house and tree; 4 gallon churn J E Norton with bird; 4 gallon Bennington ovoid jug ochre flower; rare Bennington flint enamel deer and book flask; early red ware; collection of Historical Blue Staffordshire; Delft tobacco jars; Cameo glass Daum vase; Vienna enamels; Royal Worcester “primrose”; Indian Yei rug; other Navajo rugs; Acoma pot; Samplers including map; 

Asian: Pr. of Tang Dynasty standing horse figures with documentation; silver and enamel hand mirror with carved jade handle; period Chinese porcelains some signed; early engraved Asian celadon bowls; early Chinese bronze bowl with lid and jade finial; collection of early Chinese export; carved Chinese marble foo lions; Japanese wood blocks; and other Asian 

Art: Oil painting illustration by W.H.D. Koerner; oil steam ship Winchester by Antonio Jacobsen; oil seascape  by Frederick Waugh; 4 oils by A.T. Hibbard; oil if Dixville Notch by John Allen Scott; oil landscape by David Johnson; oil by George L. Noyes; oil harbor scene by A. C. Goodwin; oil by works by John Hare; oils by James Scott; 30” X 50” oil valley landscape by J. B. Sworde; oil by Ardissone; oil Haitian woman by Douglas Brown; oil landscape by Frank Shapleigh; Paul Sample w/c winter scene, with inscription in reverse;  oil harbor scene signed H. Vincent; oil landscape signed B. Champney; oil MT Washington from Saco Valley; w/c by Jane Dahmen; abstract oil by Douglas Huebler; oil on artist board wheat field by Sally Michel 1962; British w/c landscape Paul Henry; oil by Jules Dupre; oil by W.H. Upham; oil signed A. Fisher; oil sheep by Schenck; pair of oils by N. Vayana; pair of American School 19th C. portraits by Josh Haskell 1842, other ship captain portraits; large oil portrait of Sir George Douglas of Scotland; Darius Cobb oil with photo;  19th C. oil of view of Mount Vernon; primitive painting, Kosciusko Tomb West Point; w/c seascape Geo. Howell Gay; oil painting by W A Walker  and other oils and w/c’s

Drawing male figure signed Modigliani; pencil and w/c signed A. Rodin; drawing nude, Gaston LaChaise; sketch signed Lurcat;  2 Audubons, Flycatcher and Smew or White Nun; 2 Whistler etchings; litho. signed A. Chagall; collection of Hiroshige and other Japanese woodblocks; Disney Cell Dumbo; Lotte Jacobi photo of Einstein; limited ed. print pencil signed by James Rosenquist; and more.

Approx. 50 lots of estate jewelry: stunning 14 ctw diamond riviera necklace; 4.42 ct. round diamond ring; 2.46 ct. marquise diamond ring; 2.03 ct round diamond ring; other antique diamond rings;  fine antique diamond and sapphire bracelet, sapphires test as natural with no enhancements; straight line sapphire bracelet; other antique bracelets; good ruby and diamond ring, untreated; several gold necklaces set with specious stones; Lavender and green Chinese carved jades; large 18k gold bracelets set with diamonds and sapphires; Tiffany and Cartier pins; an extensive collection of heavy 18k gold jewelry necklaces, bracelets and charms over $100,000 in gold weight; diamond stud earrings; (2) 14k gold compact cases; ladies 18k and diamond Rolex wrist watch; other gold  ladies watches;  Saint Gaudens gold coins; pawn Navajo silver bracelet and other jewelry 

Silver: 4 pc. sterling mixed metals tea service; English 5 piece sterling tea/coffee service; 8 piece International Royal Danish tea service with tray; 4 piece sterling tea service Tiffany and Co.; large English silver tea tray; various sets of sterling silver including Gorham English Gadroon; Arts and Crafts silver made by Butts; much more quality sterling silver 

Great pair of 10’ hall tables Nakashima style; leather sofa; pr. of Baker open arm French style lolling chairs, other lolling chairs; 5 pc. iron patio set  butterfly motifs; Eldred Wheeler tiger maple tea table; set of 8 custom made Windsor fan back chairs; good custom made maple farm table; 

Antique firearms from a lifelong VT collector: (5) D.H. Hilliards, Cornish NH underhammer rifles; N. Kendall Windsor VT Underhammer rifle; 1863 LG and Y Windsor VT musket; 1864 US Springfield and Savage; 1842 US Springfield with bayonets; Gallagher’s 1860 carbine; Burnside - Spencer Indian Wars carbine; (2) antique Winchester model 94; Winchester model 63; Parker engraved double 12 gauge; J. Reynolds 410 double; G. Goulcher flint lock pistol and other pistol with carved handle, etc

Autos- 1975 BMW model 2002 red; 2017 Honda Civic, 8500 miles

Selection of antique Oriental rugs room size and scatters- so much more too numerous to list