William A. Smith Inc.
Auctioneers and Appraisers
On-Site Estate Auction
Mud Turtle Pond Road, Orfordville, NH
Fine Antiques, Art, Oriental Rugs, Silver,
Farm related and Auto
Friday, July 11th, 2014, at 9:00 AM
Preview: from 8:00 am morning of sale
The Tobelman home, Orfordville, NH
Oil on canvas, ox cart and house,
The Moonlit Way, signed G. Glenn Newell, 22" x 28", original frame
Choice 1915 Steinway and Sons baby grand piano, rich mahogany case in excellent condition
Good pair of American portrait paintings, Connecticut sitters, the Rev. and Mrs. Whitemore of Essex, CT, 30" x 25", in original frames untouched; 18th-century Queen Anne maple highboy base, old brass
We will sell at unreserved public auction the contents of this magnificent 239-acre country home. The outbuildings and garage are full so notice the early 9:00 am start. There are no additions, please plan to attend.
Directions: From Orford, NH: Rt 25-A, east approximately 1 mile to a right turn onto Strawberry Hill Road. Follow for approximately 1 mile to auction site. Parking in the fields.
At 9:00am: We will begin the sale with the outbuildings, featuring: an International 584 farm tractor with front-end loader 2250 and brush hog c. 1970s; Cub Cadet riding lawn mower, like new; log splitter; iron railings; all sorts of lawn and garden tools, weed trimmers, snow throwers, tiller, outdoor garden urns and ornaments, chainsaw, hedge trimmers, leaf blower, wheelbarrow; some antiques in the barn, old organ, large group of old frames; table saw and band saw; marble sinks, aluminum extension ladder; chest freezer; wine refrigerator; and much more.
At 10:00 am: The 2005 Lincoln Town Car, 59K miles; Then under the big top, fine antiques featuring choice 1915 Steinway and Sons baby grand piano, rich mahogany case in excellent condition. 18th C. QA walnut veneer English highboy in two parts, QA walnut veneer lowboy; 18th C. QA maple highboy base, old brass, case size 36.5” w x 19.75” d; Hepplewhite Centennial inlaid tambour secretary; inlaid Hepplewhite style sideboard; 18th C. Irish Q.A. Side table with a drawer; Scottish grandfather clock, mahogany case with painted dial and brass works, c. 1820; good antique oak 60” raised panel roll-top desk, carved pulls; QA and Federal candlestands; several early Federal light stands with drawers; several early Federal drop leaf tables; two-dr. country dough table in red paint; good pair of carved mahogany bell and ball twin beds; other twin beds; mahogany piecrust tea table; French style marble-top stand; various Chippendale chairs; many quality occasional tables; good pair of Federal style Martha Washington lolling chairs; Chippendale lowboy; Federal sofa; Chinoiserie coffee table; other sofas and much more.
Modern: kitchen island with black/green marble tile top; two butcher blocks; clean sofas and love seats; cherry dining table; set of six upholstered dining chairs, like new; wicker and iron outdoor furniture; selection of maple dressers; cherry vanity and clean wing chairs; Baker lowboy; butler’s tray-top coffee tables; modern beds; modern organ; TVs entertainments and more.
Art: Good pair of American portrait paintings. CT sitters, the Rev. and Mrs. Whitemore of Essex, CT, 30” x 25” in original frames untouched; oil on canvas, ox cart and house, The Moonlit Way, signed G. Glenn Newell, 22” x 28”, original frame; oil painting 2 hunting dogs, reverse reads Hope Kimball 1896, 9” x 16”; landscape painting of cows and house in summer, signed H. Herzog, 18”x 26”; small oil 19th C. Lake scene with boat; oil on canvas, Returning Home, signed George Bogart, 19” x 30”; large oil ocean scene by Andrews; large 19th C. mountainscape oil painting; landscape painting of cows, other oils; prints by Rockwell Kent; litho. by Tomao; Currier and much more art packed in the closets.
Accessories: 19th C. “Buddy L” pressed steel toy train, steam engine 24” l with a tender, stock car and caboose; various cut to clear and cobalt table lamps; early needlework sampler; English barometer; various Asian table lamps; horse boot scraper; cat doorstop; brass wall sconces; Victorian gilt pier mirror; convex and ornate gilt wall mirrors; other fine quality mirrors; guns; old cameras; antique quilts and table linen; Stevens model-311, sbs 20 gauge; military model W625, Berlin Suhler Waffen 22 cal.; unique antique German dagger; other old knives; large selection fly rods including Leonard and Orvis; many fly reels plus other fishing.
Oriental rugs: living room: fabulous antique Bijar 14’2” x 18’1”; kitchen: blue field 9’7” x 14’; sitting room: nice Turkish rug, 10’ x 12’4”; sun room: 9’9” x 15’6”, tans and light brick; dining room: antique Sarouk 9’ x 12’; other room-size rugs along with many runners and scatters, approximately 70 total, all from this home!
China: several sets of china including Wedgwood Appledore, service 12; set of Limoges china; Rose Medallion china; set of Bavarian Aragon; other china; pair of Rose Medallion vases, other Chinese porcelain vases; sets of Waterford stemware, other stemware; Japanese blue and white charger; selection of Wedgwood jasperware; cut glass; and oh so much more. Cabinets are full!
Sterling: including sterling tea set; large sterling swing-handle basket; sterling tray and bowls; sterling flatware approximately 60 pieces, plus much more packed away in the buffet and cabinets; some costume jewelry and men’s watches; Miscellaneous pair of carved green jade birds; coin silver and more.
Books: broken into three lots, general, antique reference, and cookbooks.
Sale per order: Ella Tobelman
Side Note: This incredible NH home is for sale, recently renovated and 240 acres of prime country living with a pond; to learn more, contact Nancy Snyder 603-443-2689.