William A. Smith Inc.

Auctioneers and Appraisers

New Year’s Auction

Featuring the estate of a Vermont gentleman

Sunday, January 6th, 2013, at 12 noon

Preview Saturday from 12 to 6 pm and 10 am Sunday morning.
Private viewing by appointment.

Smith's Auction Gallery, Plainfield, NH

For our first auction of the New Year we are pleased to have a wonderful collection of English and Asian antiques from the estate of a world traveler, name withheld per the request of the family. Along with a good selection of country Americana from the Alden estate of MA and selected items from local homes, including the 1793 Tracey farm, Cornish, NH. Please join us at our preview to toast the New Year.

One of 2 Shaker tables.

Several pieces by Peter Hunt.

Oil painting signed G. Annenkoff, from a Miami museum (Yuri Annenkov).

Americana: Two-part NH Queen Anne highboy, Moses Hazen school, with family provenance; Federal NH cherry grandfather clock with local inlays, descending in the Haverhill, NH, area with a great old finish, family provenance; tall clock by Nathan Gulick; other Federal tall clocks; Chippendale cherry chest (4 drawers) with strong ogee feet; tiger maple bowed-end Federal Pembroke table on delicate legs; another Federal mahogany inlaid bowed-end Pembroke table; early country harvest table with tapered legs and old gray paint; super early 19th c. jelly cupboard in blue paint; early dry sink in old green paint; good country Queen Anne Spanish foot armchair with an old finish; 18th c. country Queen Anne corner chair, block and ring turnings, old paint, Tracey farm; pair formal Chippendale chairs; rare open-top stepback cupboard with old paint; Shaker trestle table, Whitney family, Woods Hole, MA; Shaker farm table by Thomas Fisher, Enfield, CT; Shaker hanging cupboard; VT day bed in old paint; Federal canopy bed in old red paint; Federal candlestand in old red; Cherry inlaid CT Queen Anne candlestand; other early stands and tea tables; 2 Federal cherry corner cupboards; Federal inlaid card tables; Canadian tavern table; set of 6 PA country chairs; period Federal sofa; round top hutch tables;

Fine English and European: Two quality English Chippendale chests-on-chests; exceptional English George III inlaid satinwood gaming stand; 17th c. English gate-leg dining table; another very long gate-leg dining table; set of 10 English country Queen Anne ladder-back dining chairs; good set of 8 Chippendale style Centennial claw and ball foot chairs, signed; English small oak settle bench with lift seat; several diminutive English mahogany chests; quality English mahogany partners' desk; English multi-tier étagère; English cellaret on stand; period English games table; Italian paint decorated secretary in the Venetian taste; French two-part cupboard; several small English stands and tables, tasteful and great for any décor; English Georgian lolling chair, Chinese Chippendale carvings; double-pedestal mahogany dining table with 2 leaves; inlaid mahogany Hepplewhite style sideboard; other dining table sets;

Peter Hunt and Other Custom: Several paint decorated items by 20th c. folk painter Peter Hunt including chest, cupboard, stools, etc.; set of 8 Windsor style bench-made armchairs; custom-made tiger maple porringer-top dining table; Kittinger wake table; Eldred Wheeler tiger maple Queen Anne chest-on-frame; quality pair of twin beds, complete; selection of Dana Robes furniture, including king-size bed, tall chests, other cabinet, stands, all cherry.

Asian: Two antique Chinese Coromandel folding screens, 5- and 8-panel; 2 large Chinese ancestral portrait paintings; oil, Stewart Clayburn; several old master school paintings; Oscar Cesare w/c's; w/c Arabs, S. Rosen;

Jewelry: 18k gold man's wristwatch and band; selection of gold chains and bracelets; gold rings, some set with stones; other antique jewelry; selection of sterling silver, flatware, tea set, bowls and trays, 12 goblets, and more.

Accessories: Decorators take notice, a good selection of antique accessories, including nautical related, several scrimshaw whale's teeth, most carved, some not, other sailor carvings, ship dioramas, brass sextant, ship's porthole, Chelsea ship's clock, etc.; microscope in case; English tea caddies and neat dresser-top boxes; English butler's trays, some with stands; several African carved wood sculptures; miniature English chests; decorative antique kitchen articles; wood trenchers, some in paint; dough box in old blue paint; child's lift-top blanket box in old blue; antique copper and brass objects; several Federal églomisé wall mirrors; decorative gilt mirrors; antique wall sconces; English humidor; painted rooster weathervane; goose and other decoys; painted game board; multi-drawer spice chest; pair of knife urns; pair of English globes; Royal Vienna tea set in a fitted case; set of Royal Crown Derby china; sterling overlay cobalt compotes; quality set of etched and gold band stemware; Quimper fish set; oyster plates; Imari chargers; Imari umbrella holder; other Asian porcelains; 2 pillar and scroll clocks; etc.

Art: Still life oil painting, signed G. Annenkoff (Yuri Annenkov), 28" x 48", provenance George Campbell estate, per Miami Art Museum, acquired 1975; oil, signed S.L. Gerry; large oil, Frances McKay; oil interior scene, Philip Muhr; oil, signed L. DeBuel; oil by C. Alfieri, children; lithos by Ripley, E. Osthaus, and others.

Phone & Absentee Bids Accepted. No On-Line Bidding. We do not post auction prices realized to reference sites.

Terms: Cash-Check-Major Credit Cards - 13% Buyer's Premium, Reduced to 10% with Cash or Check -
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William A. Smith Inc.
Auctioneers and Appraisers
Specializing in Fine Antiques
Since 1961

PO Box 49, Plainfield, New Hampshire 03781


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