Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:00AM
Fantastic New Year’s Auction
The Contents of a Greenwich, CT Mansion
Smith’s Auction Gallery, Plainfield NH
Sun Jan 12th, 2014 at 11:00am
Preview Sat. Jan 11th, 12:00-6:00pm wine and cheese served - Please Join us for Ken’s famous punch Sat, Jan 11th.
Earlier preview welcome-by appointment
We are pleased to have been selected to represent the family in the sale of this old Greenwich, CT estate. The home having been in the family for 3 generations offers up a unique opportunity for you, to purchase some "old world antiques". Along with this collection we have added the contents of a Dorset, VT home, very tastefully decorated with antiques and custom, there will be over 450 cataloged lots, Chippendale figured maple seven plus approx. 100 un-cataloged to immediately follow by request.
Pr. of antique convex mirrors Fine carved ivory tea pot, other fine Asian items 18th C. inlaid Italian Neo Classical stand
Important 5 pedestal English/Irish banquet table, finest of woods with carved hairy paw feet (Mellon family)
Superior Chippendale tiger maple 2 part secretary, simple quarter columns on bracket feet
Choice 19th C. oil, panoramic river landscape, believed to be NY, signed A. Emile Prinz
W/C, village scene, Paul Sample Oil, children, Ada Schulz
Rare English 17th/18th oyster burl walnut chest on stand, 2 doors covering multi drawer top section, barley twist legs
Oil, still life, A.F. King
Fine Furniture: Important 5 pedestal English/Irish banquet table, finest of woods with carved hairy paw feet (Mellon family) c. 1800-1820; Exceptional lg. 9ft high Chinese Chippendale style breakfront, well carved rich mahogany, c. 1890; Lg. English Georgian mahogany partners desk, tooled leather: rare English 17th/18th oyster burl walnut chest on stand, 2 doors covering multi drawer top section, barley twist legs: English 2 part Welch dresser; English Chippendale chest on chest; small English Sheraton sideboard; good quality set of 6 Chippendale style pierced back chairs; English Chippendale chests and lowboys; English Welsh dresser; George I style small burl walnut secretary; various French marble top commodes; French Louis XV fruitwood dressing table; French ladies dressing table; Pr. of French Louis XV armchairs; Great 18th C. inlaid Italian Neo Classical stand; rosewood Canterbury; good English nesting sets of tables; marquetry inlaid tall chest; French Empire secretaire abbatant;17thC. European blanket chests; lg. English 2 part sliding glass door display;
Superior Chippendale tiger maple 2 part secretary, simple quarter columns on bracket feet; Chippendale cherry bonnet top chest on chest with old brass; Chippendale figured maple 7 drawer chest; fine Federal 2 part ladies secretary, with flame birch panels, NH origin; set of 6 paint decorated Sheraton fancy chairs, other country chairs in paint; PA. Q.A. tavern table in walnut; Federal NY Martha Washington sewing stand; Federal sofa; Classical Phil. sofa with shell carved arms; rare corner sideboard; John Walton Prov.; 2 good Federal corner cupboards one in cherry; various good Federal 4 drawer chests some with inlay; various Chippendale slant lid desks; fine Federal card tables with inlays; Period
Federal wing chairs; Quebec 19th C. cupboard; other cupboards some in old paint; early tiger maple cabinet; country pie safe pierced tin doors; early tavern tables and stands; early single rail Windsor bench; set of 6 step down Windsor chairs, PA. low-back Windsor, bow back in green paint; other Windsor chairs; Silas Parsons grandfather clock; wooden works tall clock, Hoadley; German grandfather clock; other early clocks; and more
High Quality Custom: Fine set of 10 Kindel Winterthur dining chairs; double pedestal Kindel dining table with 3 leaves; Kindel tea table; triple pedestal dining table; bench made tiger maple dining table; pr. of tiger maple 1 dr. stands; pr. of tiger maple porringer top tea tables; set 8 Windsor style chairs hand-made; 2 good leather tuxedo sofas; pr. of leather wing chairs; pr. of leather lolling chairs; tiger maple sofa table; cherry poker table with 4 leather chairs; 2 tastefully upholstered sofas, red and white traditional; oval dining table and chairs; and much more quality custom
Accessories: Pr. of antique convex mirrors; lg. Louis XV style ornate gilt wall mirror; 54” Chippendale mahogany wall mirror; other period mirrors; 19th C. elm wood decanter box; French porcelain mantle clock; Dunhill humidor; 18h C. Chippendale child’s size slant lid desk; various duck decoys; Shaker baskets and boxes, Shaker tilter chair; early andirons and fire screen; collection of tramp art boxes and frames; French fireman’s helmet; early painted and carved boxes; cigar store figure; other folk art;
barometer by Montgomery Frost Boston, other barometer; 2 early percussion long guns; Civil War surgeons kit; Stevensgraphs, “are you ready” and “final Spirt”, others; min. painting on ivory; marine painting by Patrus Wyett; paint decorated ME. dome top box; various bronzes including Rousseau; carved coconuts sailor made; good sailor made small tools box with whale bone; Eskimo carving; much more
The Patricia Yoder estate collection of quilts and hooked rugs: The late Mrs. Yoder was an avid collector of hooked rugs and quilts, many are done by respected contemporary VT hookers, to include Polly Mimnik, Joyce Krueger, Frank Hanchett, Cleland Selby, Maude Prall and more, a mixed collection of antique and contemporary quilts of excellent quality.
German porcelains and French porcelains; selection of Steuben and other figurines; Chinese Export and other porcelain ceramics; Asian carved ivories and jade; Asian bronzes; Asian robes; Venetian glass candelabras; Mettlach steins; Pr. of hard stone Chinese screens; Weller golfer vase; lg. collection of Bennington type pottery; good collection of stoneware; red ware; stemware; Wedgewood Saint Paul’s punch bowl; Wedgwood cream ware; Spode Christmas china; other sets of china; Paris Porcelain; etc.
Silver: Selection of estate sterling, several sterling tea sets and flatware sets, including Wallace and Tiffany; selection of hollow ware including candlesticks, vegetables and bowls; and more, over 2000 ounces, Sheffield wine coolers, etc.
Art: Choice 19th C. oil, panoramic river landscape, believed to be NY, signed A. Emile Prinz; oil still life fruit A.F. King; oil 2 children signed Ada Schulz; oil on canvas “The whittler” signed G. Brigard; oil painting, “Yankee Whalers”, by T. Arnold, Ships at Sea, Chas. Morgan Ship in Lead;19th C. oil, Scotland, J. M. Turner; oil Eunice Vibberts; oil Arabs in the desert signed H.M. Hunt; oil signed winter scene signed C. Zolher; oil signed G. A. Hays, stratton mountain in snow; oils by illustrator Henry Major; early pastel gentleman; oil on paper signed Eunice Vibberts; w/c still life signed Michael Davidoff; oil duck hunting J. Northcote; oil by Roger Curtis; oil by Lee Gatch; oils by W. Forster; oil W. Galloway; mixed
media Amy Burnett; sculpture G. Cecere; primitive oil winter scene
signed S. Skudder; oil, Paris opera house by Lebot; w/c’s by Michael Davidoff; oil by Charles Hargens; winter scene by F. Price; American primitive portraits, boy with cat: Eskimo art, by Walluk and AHGUPUK; Mid Century art by Berneche, Moore and others; 3 Emile Gruppe drawings; double sided ink sketch landscape signed John Constable; Engraving, 16th century, Lucas van Lyden; oil N. R. Brewer; Oil on paper, landscape Russell Smith 8x11, Voge Larel; Pencil drawing, "On the Ellis River 1857" Estate
stamp Saml. Coleman; Etching, pencil signed, George Grosz; Thos. Moran etching/Mezzotint, "Twilight in AZ" Sotheby's prov.; Framed etching, Corot; Japanese woodblocks including a scroll of erotica; lithos by Duard Marshal and Th. Hart Benton; several etchings by Asa Cheffetz; many etchings by Luigi Luicioni; lithos by Alice Standish Buell; Renoir etching; litho Vlaminck; old maps, US and foreign; portfolios of unframed artworks, various ornate frames;
Rugs: Antique palace size oriental rug, 18’X25’2’; other fine room size Orientals; various antique scatter and Oriental runners; Estate Autos: 2008 Ford Expedition, loaded with approx. 46,000 miles, Thorton estate, one owner; 1992 Mercedes SL 500 with 2 tops approx. 71,000 miles;2005 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup with 4wd, auto start, 78,000 miles; 1999 Kabota B2150, Diesel with 2 buckets and mower deck, 852 hrs.
MISC. Baldwin baby grand piano; Portland horse drawn sleigh; Also keep in mind over 100 un-cataloged lots from the attic to include frames, books, box lots and more!!
Terms: Cash-Check-Major Credit Cards;
15% buyer’s premium, no sales tax, catered
William G. Smith and Kenneth R. Labnon – Auctioneers
Leon Rogers- Gallery Manager
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William Smith, Inc
Specializing in Fine Antiques
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January 3, 2014 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 69