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Important Winter Americana Auction

Choice furnishings, fine art, Oriental rugs, silver, estate jewelry and more

  • Important Winter Americana Auction
    Hay Scales, Wakefield MA
  • Important Winter Americana Auction
    Early Windsors in mustard paint
  • Important Winter Americana Auction
    Rosewood - Herter Bros
  • Important Winter Americana Auction
    Oil, A.F. Tait
  • Important Winter Americana Auction
    Men's Rolex watch, like new!
  • Important Winter Americana Auction
    F. R. Unterberger
  • Important Winter Americana Auction
    Selection of antique bronzes
  • Important Winter Americana Auction
    Over 50 lots of estate jewelry
  • Important Winter Americana Auction
    Edwardian satinwood buffet

We have been commissioned by the family to sell at unreserved public auction the estate of Aaron Pope, long time collector from FL and MA, a collection with an emphasis on country Americana. Also included are items from the Don Frye estate, Scottsdale, and a Round Hill Road, Greenwich CT estate. All combined will make this an exciting winter auction!

In Part: 18th C. walnut Q.A. chest on frame with drake feet; Small size PA Chippendale mahogany 4 drawer chest with fluted quarter columns; 2 part 18th C. New England Q. A. highboy; lower CT River Valley cherry chest with canted corners and ogee feet old surface; 2 Chippendale curly maple slant lid desks; 18th C. RI mahogany tea table with stop fluted legs; small Q.A MA mahogany drop leaf tea table; early saw buck tale in yellow and black paint; unusual pine farm table with draw leaves; great 10’ country farm table with local history; early hutch tables; great set of 6 birdcage Windsor chairs in mustard paint; 2 part Federal cherry corner cupboard; 2 part Chippendale corner cupboard in old paint; small set back cupboard in salmon paint; set back open top cupboard decorated by Peter Hunt; grain painted 4 door cupboard; Boston area ladies secretary; 2 fine inlaid Federal card tables one from Boston; pair of Chippendale shell carved side chairs; tavern tables in old color; early carved oak bible box on stand; Federal tiger maple one drawer drop leaf table; Federal Portsmouth area clerks desk; good paint decorated and carved sea chest; Hepplewhite salmon painted tavern table; antique canopy beds; pair of twin cannon ball beds; gfgrain painted tall clock dial signed Silas Hoadley Plymouth; set of 6 Windsor chairs decorated by Blanche Wood Cornish NH; early 19th C. camphorwood leather studded export trunk owned by NH Gov.  John Taylor Gilman; and more


Other than Country: Important rosewood cabinet with pietra dura and painted panels along with detailed inlays attributed to Herter Brothers; fine English Edwardian satinwood inlaid server/buffet; pair of English Edwardian inlaid corner cabinets; 3 impressive carved grandfather clocks, Seth Thomas, Elliot and Bigelow and Kennard; Clarion 2 part upright music box, great sound; period English canterbury; English Regency sofa table; Italian open armchair with tapestry upholstery; small French antique marble top commode; large size English partners desk; set of 8 Chippendale style dining chairs with claw and ball feet; English round rent or drum table; pair of brown leather wing chairs; pair of blue leather wing chairs; large round tufted leather ottoman; vintage red leather sofa; Art Deco style leather chair and ottoman; tiger maple custom dining table; set of 6 Windsor style chairs; made Eldred Wheeler tiger-maple hunt board; Eldred Wheeler tiger maple chest; 2 good butcher block tables, one signed Lillian August; maple cheval mirror; antique Chinese hardwood lounge or “moon gazing” chair; pair of Chinese carved hardwood armchairs; pr. of Chinese carved stands; set of 4 Mission Stickley armchairs; and much more


Folk Art: Fine 19th c. flying horse weathervane old surface; sheet metal weathervane hunter and dogs; 2 great burl bowls; trencher in old green paint; early treenware in old paint including Roger Bacon prov.; good ships diorama; sailor made watch hutch; ships wheel; selection of early lighting; folk art carvings circus wagons; 19th C.  American school miniature paintings; Shaker and other oval boxes in paint; fine domed box in original paint; carousel horse; selection of splint baskets some in paint, a good antique Nantucket basket; exceptional Q.A courting mirror with etched glass, other period wall mirrors; samplers; rare kerchief commemorating the Navy and the War of 1812, c. 1815; vintage Grover Cleveland/Thurman kerchief;  fine patriotic w/c by Lewis Young NY 1816; early theorem on velvet;  tin shore bird decoys; carved snake and other sailor cane; redware including a PA Wagner dog bank; Whieldon tea caddy; pair of good embossed 19th C. planters; other planters; antique jockey hitching post; upright Clarion 2 part music box with extra 20.5” records works well; other music box; Dutch brass chandelier, tin and iron chandelier; life size 20th C. female folk carving; 10’ antique library ladder; selection of antique quilts including one with Am. flags; Ohio homespun dated and much more


Antiques: Roman bronze horse sculpture; an impressive early bronze eagle; bronze horse signed A. Barye; Italian bronze by E. Avolio; bronze Deux Amis by V. Peter; bronze Ruth Miller other bronzes; pair of carved Chinese marble foo dogs; selection of antique Chinese porcelains lamps; fine needlework Asian screen; Chinese lacquerware tea box; fine French Empire bronze figural mantle clock; figural orbital clock; French champlevé regulator shelf clock; Chelsea ships bell clock and barometer; 2 early banjo wall clocks and other clocks; French doll; Tiffany Studios dore bronze desk lamp; Tiffany Zodiac desk set; and more


Rare 16 gauge dbs by D.M Lefever 1902; fine model 42 Winchester 410 pump shotgun engraved by John Durkin with info; 1873 Winchester 22 cal. lever action; old percussion long gun; small cannon; Eskimo knife; etc.


Chinese porcelains, flambe vase, blue and white covered jar; Armorial export tureen Lane family; Villeroy and Bach charger dog; Pair of 18th C. Delft tobacco jars with lids; Delft Chargers; Sunderland sailors jug; Herend tureen; set of Royal Worcester for Tiffany hand painted plates; large collection of Bennington earthenware; collection of framed wedgewood calendar tiles; 19th C. etches amber glass oil lamp; selection of decorated stoneware; and more;


Art: Important large oil, The Crusades, signed E. Jacobs (Paul Emil Jacobs); Pair of oils Italian views by F. R Unterberger; oil on canvas, “An Essex Stream” by Arthur Hoeber; oil on canvas luminist landscape by R. Atkinson Fox; oil harbor scene by Otis Cook; oil of Rockport by Frank Maley; oil still life by A.E. Hardy; oil deer signed A.F. Tait; oil California landscape Benjamin C. Brown; oil rural farm scene signed C. Troyon; oil landscape signed HW Ranger; oil landscape signed Chas. Gray; oil landscape J.J. LaValley; oil still life A.D. Geer; oil winter landscape J.O. Burrington; oil by Julius Aagaard; oil signed Alexander Warshawsky; oil by Charles Gruppe; oil signed Oscar Anderson; oil by H.C. Bryant; early European landscape paintings; several early American portrait paintings including Ammi Phillips; 19th C. oil view of Mont Vernon;  2 sailing ship paintings;  early mezzotint Tulips by Earlom; Whiskey Adv.; several old maps; early 18th C. Dutch bible and more   


Jewelry: Approx. 13 ctw diamond Riviera style necklace; stunning diamond and emerald gold necklace; 2 plus ct. square cut diamond un-mounted; several diamond rings including 6 ctw cocktail style; 18k yellow gold classic chain necklace by John Hardy, 18k gold Georg Jensen necklace and pendant, other gold necklaces; antique gold slide chain; 2 Victorian gold ladies concealed dinner watches; Victorian 18k gold intaglio carnelian pendant; Art Deco platinum diamond and sapphire ring; 2ctw diamond band; 3 stone diamond ring; pair of platinum channel set sapphire eternity bands; 18k gold turquoise and diamond ring; Tiffany 14k gold pin; like new Men’s Rolex gold and stainless wrist watch Datejust with original box and papers, worn twice; 18k yellow gold Bucherer wrist watch; 14k gold ladies omega watch with diamonds; 14k gold Jules Jurgensen wrist watch; other wristwatches; men’s 14k gold 8” bracelet; selection of men’s gold cuff links some set with diamonds and sapphires; and much more


Silver and Gold: 8 sets of sterling silver flatware; large selection of sterling hollow ware; silver altar chalice; 19th C. Sheffield hot water urn Du Pont family with crest; Selection of gold and silver coins, $20,$10, $5 and other gold coins, gold coin bracelet; selection of silver coins including over 600 buffalo nickels and more


Oriental Rugs: selection of estate carpets including room size and many good early scatters and runners, over 50 rugs

WHEN: Saturday, March 2
from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

PREVIEW: Friday from 12-7 pm and morning of the 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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