Sunday and Monday, May 26th and 27th, 2013
The Thomas and Alison Hannan collection.
Sunday, May 26th, 2013, at 12:00 Noon
Featuring fine country Americana from the collection of the late Thomas Hannan and his widow, Alison, formerly of Guilford, VT. Tom’s enthusiasm for collecting Americana began in the 1960’s and over the years placed many important items in museum collections. Tom’s acute eye for art began when he studied abstract painting with Hans Hofmann from 1950-53. He had a studio and exhibited in New York City. He was a founding member of the artist run James Gallery in 1954. He was also an award-winning graphic designer and designed jazz album covers for Prestige, Blue Note and Columbia Records during the height of the bebop era in the 1950’s. To compliment this collection we have selected other choice items from local estates and collections.
In Part: approximately 350 lots, most items in old finish and color, including early 19th C. set-back open top floor cupboard in old green paint; another larger early floor cupboard in red paint; two-part Federal cherry corner cupboard in old red stain; Chippendale maple six-drawer tall chest in old color, RI origin; Chippendale maple New England slant-lid desk in red stain, good interior; 18th C. Queen Anne New England lowboy cherry and mahogany, fan carved, old brass; fine North Shore Federal card table, inlaid oval, old finish; Rare marble-top Queen Anne mixing table; three early pierced tin pie safes, one in old paint; collection of Windsor chairs, two bow-backs with knuckle arms, old paint, one signed Tracy; pair of continuous-arm Windsor chairs, set of six stepdown Windsors in old paint; rare RI cross stretcher base armchair, fan-backs, brace-backs and others in paint; good Queen Anne candlestand, urn standard, old paint; several other early candlestands; early tavern tables including a rare diminutive Pilgrim example; William and Mary ball-foot chest with burl walnut front; 18th C. blanket chests in old paint; fine PA. paint-decorated blanket box, red with floral tulip and vine decoration on a red ground; other early painted blanket boxes; and other great country related.
Folk Art and Accessories: Banks, mechanical including Afghanistan Bank, Paddy and the Pig, Punch and Judy, William Tell, Organ Bank; good running horse weathervanes, some in old color; large iron and sheet metal rooster weathervane; great paint decorated document box; two Bellamy style eagles; early rocking horse in dapple paint signed Crandall; painted barber’s pole; early whirligigs; good burl wood bowl; early game boards; tin toy “Alabama Coon Jigger”; Enterprise coffee mill; good Trapunto quilt; 18th C. layered lace fragment; antique Steiff teddy bear; antique roulette wheel signed Evans; hitching post, black figure; collection of doorstops; colored oil lamps; cranberry scoop; whirligigs; early needlework decorated silk dress; pipe box with drawer; other painted candle boxes; hooked rugs; early lighting; collection of period andirons; Tower Flintlock (Brown Bess); German double barrel Flintlock with inlay; and more.
Native American: Two great pottery bowls; rugs and other weavings; several baskets; beaded items; clubs and relics; jewelry including squash blossom necklaces; early effigy pipe; Northwest Coast carved ivory totem and cribbage board, other Native American items.
Folk paintings: Oil on canvas, portrait of Jane Clay, painted by Horace Bundy 1848, Claremont, NH, with documentation; good White Mountain landscape painting; other primitive landscapes; great pair of oval portrait paintings, Mr. and Mrs. Freegrace and Jerusha Leavitt, Ca. 1802, born in Suffield, CT, buried in Hartford, VT; early portrait, full length believed to be Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer; other early portrait paintings. Fine early 19th c. NH memorial (mourning scene) watercolor on paper, Moses Chase; several early samplers including NH example; fine miniature on ivory, mourning scene; other folk paintings.
Monday, May 27th, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
Please join us for day two, with fabulous antiques, art, Orientalia, silver, jewelry, and Oriental rugs, from estates and collections in NH, VT, CT, AZ, and FL.
European Furniture: Spectacular Italian Renaissance Revival two-part cabinet, set with detailed ivory inlays and green marble columns; early chinoiserie decorated cabinet on carved and giltwood stand; fine 18th c. French walnut commode, serpentine and bombé case, good color; 19th c. French Empire marble-top commode with quality fire gilt ormolu mounts; 18th c. French walnut armoire; period French sofa; French Louis XV small walnut writing desk; Spanish walnut trestle table; Period French bergere; set of 12 French dining chairs; fine English Hepplewhite inlaid sideboard; English two-part Hepplewhite mahogany butler’s secretary; English Georgian Chippendale mahogany slant-lid desk with ogee feet; unusual early English Welsh dresser base with scrolled plate back; early English paneled blanket box; good pair of 19th c. mahogany two-part corner cabinets with églomisé panels; English Welsh dresser with multi-shelf top; French Empire small size glass door cabinet; pair of English 19th c. rosewood pole screens; English mahogany kneehole writing desk; English four-panel painted folding screen; impressive English carved oak Gothic throne chair, old elements; 17th c. English sideboard and blanket chest; early Italian walnut cabinets; 17th c. German iron strongbox, paint decorated; pair of 19th c. carved and gilt European corner consoles; Italian 17th c. walnut prayer bench/cabinet; great set of eight English Regency dining chairs; English Edwardian paint decorated writing desk, Squire & Son; and more.
American furniture: 18th c. Queen Anne cherry bonnet top highboy with fan carvings; other Queen Anne highboy; fine PA Chippendale walnut tall chest on frame with quarter columns, original frame with well formed claw and ball feet; Chippendale two-part secretary with a shell-carved interior; two good quality PA Queen Anne tea tables, one with piecrust top; CT Chippendale cherry serpentine front chest with quarter columns; Hepplewhite bowfront chests; Baltimore Hepplewhite inlaid card table; fine Federal NH card table; Federal tiger maple corner cupboard; other corner cupboard; rare Boston reeded leg Federal stand; set of ten Federal NY dining chairs; other Americana.
Mid-Century: Collection of several signed designer chairs including Eames.
Quality Custom: Triple pedestal banquet table; good set of eight Maitland-Smith Chippendale style dining chairs; Kittinger wing chair, Newport; Kittinger chest; pair of Baker Furniture small size bachelor’s chests with brush slides; leather chair, Lillian August; pr of japanned display cabinets; Stickley cherry china cabinet; set of 12 Chippendale style dining chairs; etc.
Asian: Chinese gong table; fine Chinese six-panel folding screen, inlaid with ivory, jade and other hardstones; superior Japanese 19th c. six-panel screen, Itsukushima shrine at Miyajima, ink, color and gold leaf, ex. collection Charles Cades, the legal attaché under McArthur who wrote the Japanese constitution after WWII, still in use today; other Asian six- panel tall screen, ink on paper; early Chinese armchair; set of six Chinese chairs, dining table; large Chinese sideboard; 19th c. Chinese Export porcelain, including a spectacular Rose Mandarin covered urn, various good vases, fine pair of Famille Rose lamps, large Rose Medallion tureen, Rose Medallion punch bowl, Rose Medallion pierced basket and under-plate, brush pots and more; Japanese Imari bowls and chargers; great collection of Asian carved ivories, some large examples; good pair of Chinese cinnabar erotica round boxes; Chinese robe; good pair of Chinese crouching foo dog cloisonné censers, other figural censers; Tibetan Thangka; two Chinese scepters, one with carved jade; Japanese Samurai sword; Chinese large size champlevé censer, and more.
Accessories: Austrian cold-painted bronze; Early French painted fans; early carved and gilt European religious figures; pair of African life-size carved figures, woman and man holding a spear; pair of French Empire bronze and onyx candelabra; great French bronze mantel clock; bronze Lion signed Barye; bronze nymph, Alexandre Falguiere; Venetian wall mirror; Early carved and gilt Italian reliquary; Gandharan sandstone busts, possibly early and rare; Buzkashi whip, intricate, set w/stones; Italian ceramic outdoor stove; Russian icon; great bronze figural support circular planter; three-tier lead fountain; large tugboat model; Boston ship’s binnacle; Rosewood stick barometer, Timby’s Pat 1857; French and English barometer; baseball signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and others, 1932 with provenance; 1963 signed baseball, Mickey Mantle, with history, and more.
Silver: Fine Tiffany sterling pedestal bowl; Tiffany sterling flatware set, English King; other large set of Tiffany flatware; set of Kirk sterling flatware; other sterling flatware sets; great Russian silver and enamel coffee service in two fitted boxes, complete with cups, saucers and spoons; Asian silver box and teapot; Barbour silver vase; good silver Egyptian Revival centerpiece by Wood and Hughes; five-piece sterling tea set; Tiffany sterling tea set; Tiffany bowls and other Tiffany and Jensen flatware; other sterling.
Glass and China: great pair of Sevres covered urns; good pair of Berlin covered urns; pair of large Meissen Schneeball covered vases; pair of Meissen tazzas; pair of blue cut overlay mantel lusters; collection of Tiffany, Durand, Steuben and Val St. Lambert art glass; signed cut glass; pair of large German covered urns; KPM plaque; set of Royal Crown Derby dinner plates; set of Sevres plates; Vienna cabinet plates and more.
Clocks: NY Federal inlaid mahogany grandfather clock; English and Scottish grandfather clocks; French bronze figural clock on marble base, Three Graces, Germain Pilon; LeCoultre clock; other clocks.
Art: fine oil on masonite, Cornwall Bridge, CT, signed Eric Sloane; other Sloane; oil, tropical painting by Guillermo G. Mayorga; oil, surrealist still life by Marcel Delmotte; Old Masters School, landscape with figures attributed to Nicholaes Berchem, info on reverse; sketchbook containing many illustrations, one signed E.A. Abbey; watercolor, NJ coast, signed Hunter Wood; watercolor, signed and titled A. Wyeth; large oil painting, European school genre, signed Carl Becker; oil painting, abstract by Tom Hannah; several oils by Robert Nesbit; large oil by Gustav Weigand; impressionist oil, Arthur Gibbes Burton; oils by Arthur Woelfle; oil, illustration, V. Aderente; oil, signed Vic Guinnell; oil, still life, H. Livens 1880; watercolor, Albert W Ayling; oil, Boston Harbor, Gerrit Beneker; several watercolors by Charles Earle; Hudson River landscape, after Durand; Vermont paintings; contemporary art, by Constantin Karahalios, Cameron McConnell, Sandra Mayoheagley, B. Montandon; and other art.
Four photos by Ansel Adams purchased from his CA studio in the 1970’s, titled and numbered on the back; European prints, including P. Potter; several Hogarth engravings; Chagall litho; Vasarely litho; two Bernard Buffet prints; woodblock prints, including Elyse Lord, Hiroshige and others; portfolio of prints, by A.G. Burton; print, M. Marini; Persian watercolors on manuscript paper; Signed Salvador Dali lithograph, Don Quixote; early English golf engraving; early etching, signed Rembrandt; other etching, Old Masters by Teodor Filipe Liango; French poster, Mossant; early French engravings of Boston; other prints.
Jewelry: Stunning 4.04 ct. emerald-cut diamond ring set with another 2 ctw. of accent diamonds; good 3 ct. round-cut diamond ring in platinum; two good quality round-cut 1 ct. plus diamond rings; other diamond rings; fabulous emerald and diamond necklace set in platinum, approximately 12 ctw. of G-H color diamonds and 12 ctw. of Columbian emeralds; wonderful Art Deco diamond bracelet, center stone approximately 1.35 ct., set with another 6.5 ctw. diamonds; attractive platinum Art Deco diamond and sapphire bracelet approximately 4.5 ctw. diamonds; bracelet set with approximately 16 ctw. of emeralds and 2.75 ctw. diamonds; lovely sapphire ring approx. 2.75 ct. surrounded with diamonds signed OSB; Art Deco three stone diamond ring set with a fancy yellow diamond; aquamarine and diamond ring; French 18K gold diamond and sapphire ring approx. 1.5 ct. emerald-cut diamond and 1.75 ct. emerald-cut sapphire; Art Deco black opal and diamond pin set in platinum; carved Asian jade jewelry; 18K gold pocket watch; French 18K gold pocket watch, Ulysse Breting –Locle–chronograph; several figural antique gold pins; Tiffany jewelry suites; pearl necklace with great clasp; other pearls; Emerald and diamond ring; other rings set with rubies, diamonds and other stones; coral and turquoise jewelry and more.
Estate collection of coins including 1795 US two-leaf silver dollar, good bust halves, and more.
Great selection of estate Oriental rugs, room-size and scatters, approximately 50 total; early hanging tapestry, etc.
1970 Mercedes 280 SE sedan, low miles.
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