Bruce Gamage Jr Annual Winter Antiques Auction

Sat Jan 04, 2014 01:00PM
Rockland Elks Lodge
210 Rankin Street
Rockland, ME

Saturday, January 4th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Previews: Friday, January 3rd - 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Day of Auction - 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin Street, Rockland, Maine
{Date in case of impassable storm - Sunday, January 5th}

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FURNITURE Important 18th c. Chippendale slant front mahogany desk with quarter columns, fancarved step down interior, along with secret drawers and original brass hardware, 38-1/2” wide, O. G. feet, circa 1770; pair of wonderful mahogany knife boxes with serpentine fronts and fine inlay; 3-drawer Maine blanket chest in old red paint, 37” wide x 53” tall with 6-drawer look; important Chippendale armchair with carved arms, fluted posts, finely carved crest, (restoration to feet); Hepplewhite mahogany pembroke table, 32”; Chippendale bonnet-top highboy with two fan carvings, claw & ball feet, flame finials, (restoration to drawers, etc.), circa 1770; early oak carved Dower chest; decorated Maine 1-drawer blanket chest; early country Chippendale tall 4-drawer chest in white/yellow paint, 37 wide x 47” tall, wonderful shaped bracket feet (restoration to molding); raised panel 2-door chimney cupboard with L-shaped hinges, 31” wide x 63” tall, circa 1780; fine mahogany swing-leg table, 34” top; William & Mary period blanket chest with snipe hinges, circa 1750, missing its frame; pine 1-door blue cupboard with cut out feet; rare birdcage Windsor high-back chair in black paint; Boston Sheraton 1-drawer stand; period Duncan Phyfe drop-leaf dining table with 18” drops; 18th c. slant front mahogany desk with tooled leather lid, 42” wide, circa 1790; Kranich and Bach baby grand piano, 54” long, in original mahogany case; Sheraton Pembroke table with shaped top and reeded legs; set of six (6) Victorian balloon back walnut chairs; set of four
(4) needlepoint slip seat Regency chairs; several early blankets boxes in paint and finished; 4-drawer Hepplewhite chest with reeded columns; diminutive mahogany 4-drawer chest with inlaid drawers, 17” wide x 21” tall; custom mahogany claw and ball foot wing chair; plus more country and formal furniture.
ITEMS OF INTEREST Bronze horse with lady rider by Pierre Jules Mene [1810-1879], 19-1/2” tall, dated 1865; rare bronze wall plaque titled “The Horses of Medellin” by Abbott Lawrence Pattison [1916-1999, this bronze in cast in firenze by Ferdinado Marineili, 18” x 21”; 38-star silk American flag, 31” x 43”; nest of three (3) Nantucket swing handle baskets; large chopping tray in original red paint; pair of apple jade lamps with foo dog finials, 8” tall; rare courting mirror with pinprick decorated frame; wonderful tole pierced open compote with pedestal base; pair of merganzer decoys in the manner of George Hevy of Friendship, Maine (fresh from the boathouse); pair of cork body decoys tagged Saks 5th Avenue with carved wooden heads; Queen Anne gilt courting mirror with carved crest; early candle box with slide cover in crusty red paint; plaster sculpture of cowboys and pack horses on a mountainside by Charles Beil [1894-1976], originally from the Morton Quantrell estate that we have sold items from over the years - such as a Charles Russell bronze, several rare paintings, etc.; pair of old large lion cement garden figures; pair of brass and iron horse head andirons with brass hoof base, 17” tall; collection of over 35 beaded evening bags; pair of owl cast iron andirons, 15” tall; large tole deed box with bird painting, cherry, etc.; two (2) Victorian wicker fancy doll carriages; doll’s chest with mirror; several early spint baskets and cheese baskets; wonderful mahogany table clock with brass dial, circa 1850; petrified pre-historic large tooth from a shark
or carnivorous dinosaur; 19th c. crazy quilt with Maine Quilt Heritage registration; basket quilt also registered; 8-inch Schonut wooden elephant; Victorian collapsible highchair; porcelain dial carriage clock with repeater (as is); old antique musket with 42” barrel and original ramrod; wooden hand painted Kachina doll, 13-1/2” tall; RIT Dye tin 10 Cents display
cabinet, excellent condition; several good hooked rugs; sheet iron Gabriel weathervane; two (2) tray lots of crocheted items and linens; set of fancy wrought iron fireplace tools; stero-viewer with cabinet cards; plus more!
PAINTINGS Watercolor of sailboats by Frank Weston Benson [1862-1951], painted when Benson was very young in Salem, MA. Comes to us directly from Benson’s grand nephew, 7” x 14”; o/c of ships at sea by Lars Laurits Haaland [1855-1938], in original frame, 22-3/4” x 33-1/4”; pastel fall scene with lake by William Partridge Burpee [1846-1940], framed, 6” x 10”; old master portrait of a man by Frank Duveneck [1848-1919], painted on board, 12-1/2” x 16-1/4”, signed in pencil on back; watercolor of boat by William Thon [1906-2000], in gold gilt frame, image size is 3” x 4”; o/c of work horses pulling wood by Leon Georges Calves [1848-1924], in original frame, 26” x 32”; o/c of 5 gentlemen sitting in a train reading newspapers, signed Acuna, 11-3/4” x 19-1/2”; o/b landscape with lake, rowboat, trees, etc. by Jose Maria Jardines [1862-1914], in original frame; o/c moonlight ship in sail by Andrew Millrose, 19th c., 9” x 12”, framed; wonderful unsigned watercolor of Owls Head, Maine lighthouse, circa 1910, 9” x 24”; ink/watercolor street scene with children playing kickball, etc. by Peggy (Margaret) Brook Bacon [1895-1987], in original frame, 19” x 24”; watercolor of waves, surf, etc. by William Thon, 2-1/2” x 4-1/2”, framed; two (2) watercolors by Leo Brooks [1909-1993]; five (5) oil
paintings on Masonite of San Francisco docks and streets, circa 1965, signed but not legible, one large Sausalito dock scene, Powell Street, California Street, Hong Kong Street; collection of watercolors depicting various biblical scenes, 12 or more by Cock Van Gent [b. 1925]. These are wonderful surreal paintings with titles, to be sold as one lot; pair of 6” x7”
folk art oils in original frames of duck hunters and fall lake scene; w/c seascape by Henry Newall Cady [1849-1935], in original frame, 14” x 22”; watercolor of boat by William Thon, 3” x 4”, framed; 19th c. o/c of old man smoking a pipe, 16” x 20”, signed, in gold gilt frame; o/b titled “Autumn Landscape” by Anders D. Johansen [1882-1967], 9” x 12”; watercolor
with sailing ship,windmill, etc., signed T. E. Jones 1900, 8” x 12”; more paintings and watercolors!
POTTERY - STONEWARE - CHINA Newcomb College pottery vase, 4” tall, 5” diameter with blue trees; Rookwood Pottery vase 7-1/2” tall with yellow matte finish and panels; 4-gallon stoneware crock with blue decoration, E. J. Miller, Son and Company, Alexandria, VA; 3-gallon Ovid jug with blue decoration, W. H. Farrar; 2-gallon Geddes, NY crock; 4-gallon Seymore crock; rare redware pinch bottle; redware jug; three (3) Ovid stoneware jugs; large 25” tall glazed pottery urn; ten (10) pieces of blue and white pottery pitchers, butter crocks, etc.; Riedinger & Caire 2-gallon stoneware jug; two (2) early Persian 12” vases; set of ten (10) hand painted fish plates; set of twelve (12) Pirkenhammer gold trim dinner plates; small tea set with gold trim and tray; six (6) crystal perfume bottles and atomizers; Capo-di-Monte lamp and dishes; three trays of Blue Danube pattern dishes; fun bunch of stoneware!
LITHOGRAPHS & PRINTS Five (5) lithographs of steamships on tin and paper . . . probably for Cunard Line offices around  the country, ships include two of the Mauretania, two of the Aquitania, and one of the Carpathia; 1905 Taber Prang litho of Native American Indians shooting fire arrows, 20” x 26”, very luminous, in original frame; set of six (6) John Gould hummingbird prints; hand colored American hunting scene print titled : “Wild Duck Shooting” by Theodore Kelly, N.Y., 18” x 25”, some foxing; Frederick Waugh crashing wave print belonging to the late Donald MacMillian (Arctic explorer); two (2) limited edition side wheeler prints; box lot of rolled up Andrew Wyeth prints and posters; other Farnsworth Art Museum prints and posters; box lot of old Rockland Lobster Festival graphic posters; and more!
ESTATE BOOKS Lot with Robert Frost’s “New Hampshire”, 4th printing, 1924 book along with Helen Keller, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and more; first edition 1913 “The Vanishing Race” by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, along with “Ancient Life in the American Southwest” by Edgar L. Hewett, 1930; box lot of lists of merchant vessel books, 1800s and 1900s; collection of
Wallace Nutting books with catalogs including the final edition; large collection of books on Adolf Hitler and the German army during the horrific holocaust years, etc., approximately 200 books to be sold as one lot; 14-volume set of Elbert Hubbard, 1928, with uncut pages; lot with “The Marvel of Nations”, “Our Country” 1886, “The Pearl Fountain 1876”, and
“Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the years 1860-69” by Whymper, 1873; three (3) books illustrated by Lynd Ward including “God Man”, 1929; four (4) first edition John Steinbeck novels . . . “The Wayward Bus”, “Sunny Thursday”, etc.; two (2) first editions by Peter Matthiessen . . . “Race Rock” and “Caravans”; first edition by Calder Willingham and first edition
“Way of the Burning Heart” by Cecil R. Murrow; plus more!!! All fresh from a Maine estate.
STERLING SILVER Several lots of fine Danish .830 hand hammered silver including a large footed bowl (25 troy oz.), large sailboat, three (3) beakers, tray lot of serving pieces, cased set of dinner forks, cased set of spoons, and more; footed creamer and sugar; sterling silver includes two tea sets and partial flatware sets, water pitcher, holloware, serving
pieces, reposse tea set. We are still unpacking silver from a 75-pound box at press time!!
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Bruce Gamage, Jr.
Antique Estate Auctioneer
467 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841 • Maine License #AR480
Tel 207-594-4963 Fax 207-594-0674 • email:
18th c.Chippendale mahogany desk Chippendale maple
bonnet top highboy
Frank Weston Benson 1862-1951
Newcomb College potery 4 in. tall Pierre Jules Mene 1865
Abbott L.Pattison bronze 18x21 in.
Lars Lauritz Haaland 1855-1938 Rare redware pinch bottle 18th c. Chippendale armchair Frank Duveneck 1848-1919
38 Star silk flag
Leon Georges Calves 1848-1924
Sterling tea set
Reposse sterling silver
Danish .830 silver William Partridge Burpee 1846-1940
Toleware deed box with bird
E.J.Miller,son and
company 4 gal Rookwood 7.5 in.tall
Collection of 200 books on
Hilter and Germany Cunard Line poster(tin) Taber Prang Lithograph in original frame
We are pleased to offer a fine auction of fresh estate antiques at our
Annual Winter Americana Auction. Highlights include: early American
furniture; paintings; silver; items of interest; estate books; pottery;
stoneware; and much more!!! This will be one of the auctions you will
not want to miss. Go to our website or auction zip for 150+ colored
images. We will not disappoint you! ~Bruce~
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