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Most Important 52nd Annual Labor Day Auction

Featuring fine art, exceptional jewelry, nautical, folk art, American and European 18th and 19th C. antiques, Asian, carousel horses, very fine collection antique Oriental rugs, auto and more

  • Most Important 52nd Annual Labor Day Auction
    An exceptionally fine Chinese dragon robe
  • Most Important 52nd Annual Labor Day Auction
    Fine J.J. Audubon, The Pileated Woodpecker, with J Whatman water mark
  • Most Important 52nd Annual Labor Day Auction
    Phil. Toboggan Co. jumper, carved by John Zalar, 1917- rare only 1 of 4 made (PTC Carousel Marine Pier Wildwood NJ)
  • Most Important 52nd Annual Labor Day Auction
    Certed coral and diamond earrings
  • Most Important 52nd Annual Labor Day Auction
    Collection of early lighting
  • Most Important 52nd Annual Labor Day Auction
    30” x 50” Waterloo Bridge, F.D. Briscoe
  • Most Important 52nd Annual Labor Day Auction
    Fine horse and sulky weathervane
  • Most Important 52nd Annual Labor Day Auction
    Rolex Datejust men’s watch
  • Most Important 52nd Annual Labor Day Auction
    Found in at VT attic, 3 Paul Sample w/c’s, Dartmouth scenes
  • Most Important 52nd Annual Labor Day Auction
    Great selection of estate jewelry

Please join us for another exciting Labor Day auction! This year’s sale features a life-long private collection from a Dorset, VT gentleman - he and his partner collected for over 50 years, and since his passing, we have been commissioned to sell his collection. Also included will be  items from a Ridgefield, CT collection, a Hanover NH estate and many others - it will make for a most enjoyable day!

Fine Art: Found in at VT attic - three Paul Sample w/c’s, Dartmouth scenes done around WWII; other works by Dartmouth artists; a collection of 20th C. VT paintings including many Dorset VT scenes by Jay Connaway, W Fahnestock, Dean Fausett, Brian Sweetland, John Lillie, D. Humphries, Childes, Ramsey and others; oils by B. Champney including MT Kearsage; oil Silver Lake Madison NH by F. Shapleigh; oil signed S.L. Gerry; oil signed Willis; oil signed E. Armfield; oil landscape by Frank Bicknell; oil still-life E. Peeters; three ship oils signed A. Nemethy; large oil, Thames by R.D. Briscoe; winter scene oil signed W. Meyerheim; oil signed W. Verschuur; oil by G. Breanski; oil by Clement (Felix A.); oil still-life by John W. Alexander; 19th C. English hunt scene paintings; three w/c’s by E. Castello Capurro; pair of oils signed A. Bonifazi; w/c by Will Barnet with exhibition labels; w/c by Gerald Cassidy, Indian; w/c signed Yankel Ginsburg; 1837 ship oil by James Pringle; oil Searby Willis; oil signed Alfred De Breanski; oil signed E. Percy Moran; oil western scene signed D. Schwindt; oil ship signed C. Rockstrom; four Old Masters sepias, and more

Prints: Collection of Audubons including Pileated Woodpecker, Havell 1826, Elephant folio; Shoveller Duck elephant folio, Oregon squirrel, Canada porcupine, Hoary Marmot and many others; several Currier and Ives; collection of Luigi Lucioni etchings; early maps including Italy and Spain; Piranese’s; Asian woodblocks; litho by John Noble; Tom Kelley photo print of Marilyn Monroe, 104/300; and more


Estate Jewelry: approx. 15ctw diamond Riviera necklace; approx. 10 ctw diamond tennis bracelet in platinum; (2) 18k gold pins set with diamonds and emeralds; un-treated Chinese carved jade pendant; antique coral necklaces and earrings good color; good Chinese carved coral gold bracelet; pair of 4 ctw diamond stud earrings, other diamond earrings; unheated Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring; 2.25 ct round “fancy” yellow diamond ring, Alex Sepkus setting; 18k gold bracelet and earrings by Alex Sepkus; 18k gold bracelet and earrings signed Roberto Coin; several 14k and 18k gold bracelets; natural pearl necklace; lovely sapphire and diamond pendant; large emerald and diamond ring; large aqua marine and diamond ring; 5 ctw diamond eternity band; good selection of antiques rings set with opals and other stones; natural pearl necklace and other pearls; gold coins and much more – over 50 lots jewelry

Watches, 2- Gentlemen’s Rolex watches with boxes; 2 men’s Omegas; 2 Men’s Tag Heuer; 2 men’s Tissot and other watches; ladies diamond set Breitling wrist watch; ladies diamond set Chanel; ladies gold Rolex; ladies Glycine Edwardian diamond and pearl watch; fabulous diamond ladies watch on chain other watches. 


Folk Art: Three oils on wood panel painted by Ralph D. Curtis, portraits of Sarah Thompson Gardner and her two children of Pownal VT, ca. 1830s with documentation; fine horse and sulky weathervane; bull weathervane, other weathervanes; many other fine American school folk portraits from the 18th and 19th C.; four antique carousel horses including Phil. Toboggan, Morris, Charles Carmel and Herschell; Ellsworth silhouette; selection of miniature paintings on ivory; early samplers; 1834 oil of George Washington; folk art life size caving of a fireman; South Carolina jig toy; and much more  


Period Antiques: Two part Q.A. fan carved NH highboy; William and Mary maple and walnut highboy; Chippendale maple serpentine chest; various fine Chippendale tiger and figured maple 4, 5 and 6 drawer chests; several fine Federal bow front chests including at NH drop panel example; good Chippendale tiger maple slant lid desk other desks; 18th C. saw buck table; several early tavern tables; PA deacons bench in old green paint; great selection of bannister back arm and side chairs; early set back and corner cupboards;various inlaid period stands; Federal NH card tables; Federal sofa table Thomas Nisbet; good selection of early bannister back arm and side chairs; 3 early 18th C. Q.A. sidechairs; Federal reeded leg sofa; Phil. Classical sofa; Geo. Inlaid cellarette; grain painted spice cabinet; English double pedestal dining table; English dining chairs; English kneehole desk; small French farm table; English Q.A. tall chest; Swedish Neo Classical sofa; great pietra dura marble table top with iron base; Edwardian satinwood bench; French commode; and much more    


Custom Furniture: 2 part inlaid highboy by Donald Dunlap; other furniture and related by Dunlap; fine set of 8 Baker dining chairs; double pedestal Baker dining table with leaves; Henkel Harris 2 part breakfront china cabinet; Georgian style partners writing desk; pair of Baker leather lounge chairs; other leather chairs; red leather sofa by Mitchell Gold; pair of Barcelona chairs; Italian leather chairs and ottoman; bamboo patio furniture, pretzel style Paul Frankl, and more


Clocks: Fine Federal tall clock with birdseye inlaid case dial signed Frederick Wingate, Augusta; PA tall case clock signed dial; Scottish grandfather clock James Gray, Edinburgh; Japanned English tall clock by Thos. Baker; English bracket clock, Gibbs London; marble and bronze clock signed Wegelin; pillar and scroll shelf clock; NH mirror clock; banjo wall clock, etc.


Accessories: selection of tea caddies including fruit form; antler candelabras; antique fireplace surround; pr. of French stained glass doors; 2- Swiss music boxes one with bells; Seymour school dresser mirror; 1688 bible box; Bellarmine jugs; good collection of early hearth related brass and iron, lighting, roasting implements and  more;


Little valuables: Tiffany bronze Nautilus lamp, shade damaged; Tiffany min. vase; selection of French majolica including at 34” vase; air-twist wines; Delft and Faience; Meissen; Bohemian glass; fine miniature paintings; Irene Awret plaque; silver tea set in fitted case; sterling flatware sets; 3 piece coin tea set other sterling other silver objects


Nautical: 2 antique sailor’s valentines; ships model under dome; various ships dioramas; ships half hulls; a fine ship wooly; several 19th c marine paintings; pie crimper and scrimshaw; Federal Anglo Indian rosewood sofa; inlaid Anglo Federal work stand;


Asian: Exceptional Chinese 19th C. dragon robe; Chinese embroidered Monks robe, other Chinese textiles some framed; floor model Chinese export vase other export; Chinese porcelains some signed; Satsuma; Chinese silver and jade hand mirror; cloisonné elephant and chandelier; Chinese Thangka; Chinese rosewood altar table and bench; Asian dowry chest; impressive Chinese doors;  other Chinese and Asian


Fine Oriental Rugs: One of our best selections yet, over 50 carpets mostly older of excellent quality, scatters, runners, room sizes up to 12’ x 20’ palace size


Misc: 1981 Mercedes 300 SD; 2010 Toyota Tundra only 14k miles; Steinway baby grand piano; Outdoor lead planters with trellis; 2 pairs of iron planters; massive 2 part planter with at mate; pr. carved marble planters; leather bound books; Native American rug and more


WHEN: Monday, September 2
from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

PREVIEW: Sunday 12-5pm and 8:30 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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