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An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction

  • An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction
    Collection of country Americana including a Fiske weathervane
  • An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction
    18K Cartier and other estate jewelry
  • An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction
    Several early hooked rugs
  • An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction
    Fine jewelry
  • An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction
    Kauba and other bronzes
  • An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction
    Collection of antique banks
  • An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction
    Tiffany and other sterling
  • An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction
    Russian icons
  • An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction
    Good country Americana
  • An Exceptional Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction
    Details NYC Federal server Mills and Deming workshop

Please plan to join us for this exciting annual auction event.  We have selected three major estates and moved their contents to our gallery for unreserved public auction.  This will be a spectacular auction with an enormous amount to sell, as these estates need to be finalized by years end.  Please plan for a long day and enjoy our afternoon buffet!

Early previews by appointment email Lori@wsmithauction.com

In Part: Americana from the Fenn/Raley Estate and others:  An important two-part Federal mahogany server with cabinet top, beautifully inlaid with swags and drapes with rare bone and ebony pulls, NY origin attrib. to the workshop of Mills and Deming (see the Kaufman Collection Illus. 85 for a sideboard with similar inlays); fine Hepplewhite inlaid mahogany butler’s desk labeled Michael Allison; early Boston Q.A. maple highboy; Q.A. 2 part curly maple NH highboy; Q.A. maple highboy with slipper feet from RI; Q.A. NH bandy leg slant lid desk; early shoe foot hutch tables, one in green paint Hudson River Valley; Q.A. Dunlap school maple chest on frame; sev. Q.A. and Chippendale tall chests; PA Chippendale walnut lowboy; Chippendale maple serpentine front chest; PA large size Q.A. dining table with 3 drawers; early ball foot chests; rare Chippendale mahogany daybed; Federal PA 2 part set back cupboard with glass doors top; other early open top cupboards; Federal cherry 2 part corner cupboard; 18th c. open top corner cupboard in blue/green; various early blanket chests in old paint; Bergen Co gumwood Kas; sets of period Federal dining chairs; Fed. period wing chairs; Fed. lolling chair; early Great chair; early Spanish foot Q.A. armchair; early banister back armchair; selection of good early Windsor chairs; Chippendale chair back stools; rare Q.A. mahogany pole screen with candle stand; several quality Q.A. and Federal candle stands; early tavern tables, some in old paint; Federal table with a label of Mathew Holland, Orono, ME; Shaker cherry tall chest, old finish, other Shaker; Federal sofa; Tall case clocks one by Ivory and Hall, other NH examples and 2 English examples, other clocks;


Good Country from the Livingston Farm and others: An exceptional lamb weathervane full bodied size, old verdigris finish with Fiske label from the Gilbert Livingston Homestead; good hackney horse weathervane in old gilt; eagle and other vanes; 18th C. cherry pipe box; chopping bowls in paint; burl bowls; treenware; decorated stoneware; red ware; selection of early andirons and fireplace related; sel. of 17th and 18th C. brass candlesticks; early ME decoys; large ships half hull; early fire bucket; early wall paper hat boxes; sel. of antique barometers; several early signs; miniature and child’s size chairs and chests; sel. of Q.A. mirrors in paint; large size 19th C. painted rocking horse; child’s pull sleighs; painted antique game wheel; convex girandole mirror; early silhouettes; several early sand paper works; theorem on velvet (2); early game boards; early cream ware; strawberry lustre tea set; collection of early cup plates; etc.



Art: Early portrait paining of George Washington; 19th C. portrait painting of Daniel Webster by W. Morrison; several American school 19th C. portrait paintings including children; large oil of a ship signed Antonio Jacobsen other ship painting attrib. to Jacobsen; Oil, landscape by Frank Shapleigh; oil on canvas, autumn scene signed R. Swain Gifford; 2 w/c’s by Paul Sample; 2 oils of Sunapee by Gustave Wiegand;watercolors skiing scenes by Dwight Shepler; 2 oils by Benjamin Champney; several early primitive American school oils; oil carnival by E. Heuze; 2 oils by Dominick Schuhfried;oil, western scene, signed A Dzigurski; abstract oil by Che Chuang; oil, bridge, Lee Hughes; oil landscape by Alfred De Breanski; oil landscape Ludwig Neubert; oil, still life fruit by Bryant Chapin; pair oils signed Shepard; oil dead game R. L Goodwin; 2 Russian pastels by Alexandre Jacovleff; 2 winter scene oils by Thomas Lochlan Smith 1866; oil by Bruce Mitchell, view of Ausable Lake; large oil Industrialist, Erle Loran; still life oil by Alexander Brook 1928; oil winter scene signed A. Jones; Old Master School early European oils; Marc Chagall numbered litho.; selection of Japanese wood block prints some in folios unframed;

1775 Engraving “William Penn’s treaty with the Indians”, John Hall engraver; 1801 engraving by Clark mourning the death of  Washington; early map of the US; 1856  view of Martha’s Vineyard;1825 engraving “Randall and Turner Sparring; Ltd.Ed. Norman Rockwell “saying grace”; old photo of Curly, General Custer‘s scout and more


2 sets of Audubon books with Provenance, 7 Volumes Birds of America, Lockwood 1861; 3 Volumes Quadrupeds of North America, Lockwood 1849 with interesting provenance, other Audubon print; Currier and Ives great ocean yacht race; other prints


Textiles: A choice selection of 19th C. pictorial hooked rugs including leopard, lion, theorems, cats, and others; various antique quilts; several early samplers include a pair by The Hidden Sister New York 1818 and 1821: Adam and Eve sampler and others; 18th C. scenic needlework; various antique quilts; a good selection of quality antique and newer Oriental rugs, room size, runners and area sizes over 50, etc.



Jewelry: over 50 lots of jewelry from the Pedan and other estates including antique 18K gold and diamond Faberge brooch; 3.5 ct. round diamond ring set in gold; 2 ct. round diamond ring; approx. 5 ctw. diamond cocktail ring in platinum; stunning 18k yellow gold Cartier bracelet set with emeralds and diamonds, pretty diamond and sapphire bracelet, other 14k and 18k gold bracelets; antique diamond bypass ring 2 cts; 3 stone diamond ring over 2ctw; impressive 18k coral and diamond ring; fine 18k ruby and diamond ring; lovely sapphire and diamond ring; imperial topaz and sapphire ring; diamond eternity band set in plat.; 2 other eternity bands; pair of diamond stud earrings, other diamond earrings including Tiffany; black opal pendants; ladies 18k Rolex wrist watch with diamonds and box; Two Ladies 18k gold Cartier tank watches; other ladies gold watches; gentlemen’s gold watches; gold pocket watches; gold coins including a Saint Gaudens $20; and more


Silver: five sterling flatware sets including Tiffany, Gorham and Lunt; Tiffany sterling chrysanthemum covered tureen; Tiffany tea pots other Tiffany; many sterling bowls and serving dishes and much more quality signed sterling over 30 lots


Bank Collection from a New London Family: 2 generations, 20 mechanicals including Dark Town Battery, Bad Accident, Chief Big Moon; Boy on Trapeze; Jockey over Version, Always Did Despise the Mule; Indian Shooting  Bear, Artillery, Paddy and the Pig, World’s Fair, Speaking Dog, Frog and Goat, Reclining Chinaman, Mule entering Barn, Always did Spise a Mule; Lion and Monkeys; Teddy and the Bear, William Tell, and other mechanicals, a good selection of early still banks in paint approx. 20, contact for list.


Pedan Estate Greenwich CT: European- Fine 19th C. Dutch burl walnut valuables cabinet of drawers on stand with 2 doors; pair of 19th C. French inlaid marble top commodes; French 19th C. painted and parcel gilt marble top console table; Quality French ormolu mounted writing desk;   fine English Regency folio cabinet with Chinese stone inlaid doors; English Regency linen cupboard; various English and European writing tables; onyx and champlevé pedestal; pair of Italian ormolu mounted beds; great antique English queen size brass bed signed; triple pedestal inlaid banquet table; set of 8 English Regency chairs; 2 part English campaign chest; period French farm table and more


Period European: Several early European wall mirrors; 2 good Venetian wall mirrors; pair of French Empire figural compotes; French Empire lamps; French mirrored back gilt pier table ; French Louis XV upholstered long back bench; French painted Morbier tall clock; bronze and ivory by Fritz Preiss; bronze-Lovers by Carl Kauba; bronze game birds including Moigniez; bronze dog signed Mene; other bronze; large figural urn by Nautilus; large Japanese bronze Meiji vase; good Galle cameo glass vase with bronze base; 2 good cylinder music one with box with bells; Russian painted porcelain egg; several good Russian Icons; 12th C. stone carving of Uma; collection of Pre-Columbian pottery; Chinese porcelains vases and plates; Japanese porcelains; early Chinese pottery Han period vessel; Tai bronze figure: Chinese export and other Asian


20th C. – Brown leather Chesterfield style sofa; brown leather chair and ottoman; Dartmouth green leather sofa and matching love seat by Hancock and Moore; William Switzer “country sofa”; custom farm table tiger maple top and painted base; Set of 6 custom made bow back Windsor style chairs; tiger maple trestle dining table; set of 10 cherry dining chairs – Dana Robes; one arm bandit slot machine with stand; great wine press barrel; Carleton desk and more

Outdoors:  A collection of horse drawn sleighs including a double seater all restored and early cutter in old paint; outdoor patio furniture from the Greenwich estate including iron tables and chairs, iron benches, iron chaise lounges; various garden figures and more

WHEN: Saturday, November 24
from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

PREVIEW: Fri Nov 23rd from 12-5 pm and 8:30 morning of sale

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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