William A. Smith

William A. Smith Inc.
Auctioneers and Appraisers

To be sold, the contents of
The Castle,
Rice Mountain, Walpole, NH
Fantastic Three Day
Summer Auction

The Berg collection, no additions The Castle “on site” Walpole, NH, Rice Mountain Road

July 22 through July 24, 2014,
at 10:00 AM each day

Preview Sunday, July 20th held in the Castle, due to limited space, there are allotted times for you to preview, session 1 (10:00AM -12:00 PM) session 2 (12:00-2:00 PM), session 3 (2:00-4:00 PM) and session 4 (4:00-6:00 PM) Email or call for your time slot, Lori@wsmithauction.com, 603-675-2549

The true essence of a castle is captured here on Rice Mountain Road. A magnificent home was built with old world architecture over a lifetime for a true love, and furnished with treasures found all over the world. These treasures will be sold at this, a three day auction event, but not before one last tour through this 20 room castle. Meander through one of the most interesting homes we had the pleasure to visit, full of tasteful decorative art and antiques.

Day One: at 10:00 AM: Fine antiques and artworks, including period English and American furniture, quality custom made furniture; paintings including Old Masters school; Horse-drawn buggies and wagons; 1931 Woody truck fully restored; antique weapons and related; antique brass measuring devices; silver including Tiffany flatware; china including Wedgwood and Herend; carpets and much more. There will be 450 cataloged lots, wine and local cheeses served.

Day Two: at 10:00 AM there will be two auctions going at once. At first auction: a collection of rare books, including many on early architecture, prints, maps, and works on paper. These lots will be cataloged. At the same time we will sell the antiques from the guest house or the Marlborough house, including country antiques, art, nautical items, architectural remnants: marble, brick, columns and related, John Deere Diesel tractor front-end loader with scrape blade, other antique tractor-parts and more, this sale will be uncataloged.

Day 3: at 10:00 AM: all remaining items in the castle, antiques, art, linens, glass and china, many antique brass tools and implements that are throughout the castle, plus all the many outside urns and garden ornaments, plus much more, this will be an uncataloged, long day of selling.


Terms: Cash-Check-Major Credit Cards – 15% Buyer’s Premium (reduced to 13% with cash or check) No Sales Tax – Catered

William G. Smith and Kenneth R. Labnon – Auctioneers Leon Rogers – Gallery Manager

Visit our Website: www.wsmithauction.com or email us at: info@wsmithauction.com

Day 1 - Antique armor and weapons

Day 1 - Tiffany flatware

Day 1 - Marine brass binoculars

Day 2 - Mr. Berg’s library including many books on early architecture

Day 2 - “The Boneyard,” a landing zone for the Bergs’ extensive collection of architectural materials including marble, wood, brick and more

Day 2 - John Deere diesel bucket loader with attachments

Day 3 - A fine selection of garden statuary and more

The Castle

Day 1 - Mr. Berg’s study

Day 1 - One of three Old Masters school oil paintings

Day 1 - 19th-century specimen case (every drawer loaded with seashells from all over the world)

Day 1 - Early English Dutch marquetry inlaid tall clock

Day 1 - 1931 Woody truck, fully restored

Day 1 - Several carriages and buggies

Day 2 - One of several early indntures and related

Day 2 - Havell large folio litho

Day 3 - The remaining contents to The Castle


William A. Smith

William A. Smith Inc.
Auctioneers and Appraisers
Specializing in Fine Antiques
Since 1961

PO Box 49, Plainfield, New Hampshire 03781
603-675-2549

Visit our Web site: www.wsmithauction.com
or email us at: info@wsmithauction.com

NH License #2825, VT #57-702, MA #525, FL #AU-3179
William G. Smith and Kenneth R. Labnon – Auctioneers
Leon Rogers – Gallery Manager

Member New Hampshire Better Business Bureau

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