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Results from Recent Auctions at Smith's

Thanksgiving Holiday Estate Auction  (November 26, 2016)


Lot 53: Fine oil on canvas, "The Valley Road" by Frederick Mulhaupt, exhibition label on reverse, 36" x 36", family of original owner - $41,400

Lot 252: George Russell, oil on canvas, horn blower, 21" x 32", This painting was purchased by the consignor’s grandfather, Richmond Noble of N. Ireland from the artist, George Russell (also known as A.E.) He was an art aficionado and was friends with many Irish artists as they were all part of the early 20th C. Celtic Revival. Richmond Noble was also an author of several books, his most well-known “Shakespeare’s Use of Song”, still in print today. He and his sister lived for awhile in London and were members of the “Sesame Club” along with Yeats Shaw. - $7,475

Lot 205: Pair of Chinese elm/rosewood 19th C. or earlier armchairs - $6,325

Lot 61: Fine 19th C. American school memorial crewel work and watercolor on silk, Mrs. Lydia Jones died 1802 and Ralph Jones died 1808, 20" x 17" - $5,175

Lot 67: Pair of miniature watercolor portrait on paper, by Justice Dalee, Isaac, Sarah and Alice Mitchell, East Bloomfield 1844, 2.75" X 2.5" (image size) - $6,037

49th Annual Labor Day Auction  (September 05, 2016)


Lot 111: Oil painting of the Grand Canyon, signed Widforss, 24" X 20" - $27,600

Lot 125: Spectacular three part tiger maple Chippendale style secretary desk, interior with seven carved fans, lattice work crest, made by Donald Dunlap, 81"H x 36"W - $12,075

Lot 275: Exceptional 19th C. Black Forest tall clock with carved bears, 3 weight brass movement, 93"H x 27"W, found in an Elkins NH cottage on the lake, - $17,250

Lot 251: Chinese 19th C. on earlier gilt bronze of Buddha - $10,350

Lot 358: Exceptional oil on canvas mother & child signed E. Kingman, titled "Maternidad" signed reverse Eduardo Kingman, 39" x 33" - $18,400

Lot 55: Important Pilgrim Century oak, maple and pine court cupboard, Cambridge, MA., illustrated in Robert F. Trent and Michael Podmaniczky, "An Early Cupboard Fragment from the Harvard College Joinery Tradition," , 50"W. x 61"H. - $18,400

Lot 200: Fine 2.14ct diamond solitaire ring GIA cert, E color VS1 no flourescance - $26,450

The French House Auction Featuring Early American  (August 05, 2016)


Lot 101: Civil War powder horn, 14th NH Reg. Vol., Webster, NH, Walter H. Sargent, 1863 (collected from descendants house) - $9,200

On-Site Estate Auction - Featuring Antique Autos & Tractors  (June 18, 2016)

Important Memorial Day auction-mon-day 2  (May 30, 2016)


Lot 424: Exceptional watercolor, “The Evening Fishing” by Ogden Pleissner - 18" X 25" (sight size) - $40,250

Lot 432: Fabulous 3.01ct. diamond ring set in platinum with approx. .60ct. tw of side diamonds, 10.4 grams, size 7 - $11,500

Lot 482: Great commercial grade E Howard Co. Boston shelf clock, marble dial and gilt case, made for the Utah Bank in Baltimore Maryland illustrated in old photo in bank - 70" x 38" - $8,912

Lot 501: Important large size still life oil on canvas, signed R.S. Dunning 1867, 25" X 36" with family prov. (Arthur Sherman Phillips (1865-1941) was born in East Bridgewater, Mass. to Mark and Susan S. Pratt Phillips. In 1872 the family moved from East Bridgewater to Fall River, where Phillips graduated from Fall River High School in 1883. After graduating from Williams College in 1887 and Boston University Law School in 1892, he worked as a legal assistant for the defense in the Lizzie Borden case and opened his own law practice in 1894. A genealogist by avocation, Phillips was a member of several New England genealogical and historical societies and authored The Phillips History of Fall River. Phillips's first marriage was to Elizabeth Lurena Cheney (1870-1905), with whom he had three children: Lurena Phillips (b. 1894), Kathleen Phillips (b. 1895), and Elizabeth Aubrey Phillips (d. 1965). After Elizabeth's death, he married May Churchill Wiggin (d. 1943), with whom he had a daughter, Margery May Phillips. - $109,250

Lot 650: Fine Steinway Model "S" baby grand piano, ser. #552923 c. 1999, well maintained. - $19,550

Lot 435: Fine Federal inlaid mahogany tall case grandfather clock, dial signed Joakim Hill, Flemington, NJ - 94" H - $13,225