William A. Smith

William A. Smith Inc.
Auctioneers and Appraisers

Important Winter Estate Auction

Featuring the house and contents of the late John and Ruth Page

Smith’s Auction Gallery
1064 Rte. 12-A (Maxfield Parrish Hwy)
Plainfield, NH

Saturday, February 27th, 2016, at 10:00 am

Preview Fri. 26th from 12:00-6:00 and 8:00am morning of the sale

Special open house preview Fri., Feb. 19th 12-7pm
The Historic Page house, Haverhill, NH
RSVP required, [email protected] or 603-675-2549

Please join us for our annual “Important Mid-Winter Auction Event” featuring not only antiques but also a magnificent historic Federal brick house, of the late John and Ruth Page, located in Haverhill, NH. Part one of the Page collection will feature fine Americana, many prized pieces made in the early 19th C., in and around the Haverhill, NH area, along with paintings, accessories, Chinese export and fabulous antique Oriental rugs. Also featured in this auction is a great collection from an important Woodstock,VT family, plus items from the estate of A. Edwards Newton, along with others will make for our most exciting auction of the season.

A magnificent 3 story brick Federal with 9 bedrooms, fireplaces in most every room.
The centerpiece of the home is an incredible spiral hung staircase spanning 3 floors, a must see historic house.

The front entry with spiral staircase

This property sits on 1.1 acres of land with a 2 car garage and over 8500 square feet of living space, will be sold at auction with a min. starting bid of $250,000

One of two adjoining parlors

The great room with hearth and beehive oven

The formal dining room

One of 9 bedrooms

Another bedroom

Historic Haverhill 4 corners and picturesque common

Fine Furniture: An exceptional NH Federal Bird’s-eye maple veneered and mahogany sideboard, c. 1810, most likely made in the Haverhill/Bath, NH area; Chippendale New England cherry chest-on-chest with an old red stain and period brass; 18th-C. Q.A. 2-part maple highboy; 36" Chippendale tiger maple slant-lid desk; 2-part NH Federal mahogany secretary, signed “SA” in 3 places by cabinetmaker Stephen Adams working in Haverhill, NH, ca. 1820’s; Sheraton 4-dr. chest with reeded posts, Stephen Adams; rare set of 6 Sheraton Fancy chairs with painted scenes, Baltimore origin; Chippendale cherry oxbow-front chest; Chippendale cherry serpentine-front 4-dr. chest; Chippendale NH 6-dr. tall chest with old finish and brass; Chippendale tiger maple 5-dr. tall chest; NH/VT Federal 4-dr. inlaid chest with drop panel; other early Hepplewhite bow-front 4-dr. chests; several Sheraton transitional chests of drawers made in the Haverhill/Littleton, NH areas with prov.; period Chippendale claw-and-ball-foot wing chair with carved knees; other country Chippendale wing chairs; Federal MA mahogany sofa with tapered legs; early 19th-C. China trade cane seat hardwood sofa; 19th-C. Anglo Asian 2-part bookcase in a hardwood with reeded legs; China trade antique trunks; Classical-style Empire period carved sofa; Classical carved games table signed Moses Mellon; 2 good Empire period carved Classical stands; unusual set of 6 Classical saber legs chairs, well-made probably NY; various pairs of Sheraton paint-decorated Fancy Chairs; 19th-C. yellow paint-decorated furniture; Sheraton 2-dr. mahogany server; 18th-C. Q.A balloon seat mahogany side chair; country Q.A. armchairs; pr. of Q.A. Spanish foot side chairs old paint; pr. of Sheraton reeded leg and carved back armchairs, ca. 1820; selection of period Windsor chairs including E.B. Tracy; selection of antique beds, Federal tall poster, cannon ball and a great Bird’s-eye maple example; 2-dr. Federal inlaid New England games table; small Federal server; Federal dressing table; tiger maple Federal Pembroke table; several early tavern and tea tables; large country farm table; good early cobblers bench; various candlestands in old paint; footed grain bin in old red; several early blanket boxes in old paint; early bucket bench; small harvest table in red; 18th-C. Canadian floor cupboard in old blue/green paint; early corner cupboards; early floor cupboards; vintage steer horn chair with stool and more.

English: 3-part English triple pedestal dining table with 2 leaves; 19th-C. English 3-part break-front bookcase; fine English 18th-C. Gothic serving table carved bamboo legs: Edwardian satinwood 2-part humidor with painted scenes Benson and Hedges; Sunderland tuck away book table; English Georgian wine cooler; early Spanish strong box; Scandinavian paint-decorated tale and chair, Hindeloopen; other period English; Contemporary: Pr. of Chippendale-style lolling chairs, leather sofa set, DR Dimes Windsor bench; a copy of the JFK porch rocker with unique history and more.

Clocks: Fine NH Federal grandfather clock, signed Alisha Smith Sanbornton; good banjo clock signed Benj. Morrill Boscawen; NH weight-driven mirror clock old finish; pillar and scroll shelf clock; English Grandfather clock; Wm Beach shelf clock; Seth Thomas ships clock; and others.

Misc.: An exceptional large size Federal eglomise wall mirror, 5'6" h. with original surface; other eglomise mirrors; (2) good 18th-C. Q.A. mirrors; other good mirrors; lg. shipbuilder’s half hull; ship model in glass case; floor model telescope with tripod; cod fish weathervane; scrimshaw teeth, sperm and walrus; sailors related; early cased instruments, transits and microscope; good 19th-C. liquor box with decanters; antique 36" Classical marble sculpture Romanesque; rare child-size Federal window seat; life-size folk art figure of a black man; early violin; vintage Gibson guitar; collection of NH license plates 1912 on up; several antique doorstops; early bird cage; early chalk ware; early cast-iron banks; miniatures on ivory including a pr. by William Miller NY, early nautical memorial scene and 18th-C. of Capt. John Linzee, Charles Willson Peale with family history and others; early NH double silhouette , others; bronze elephant French signed Roger Godchaux; bronze plaque of Roosevelt by James Fraser; selection of early fireplace iron and brass; early iron and brass including 18th-C. tobacco jars: early dolls; carved marble lambs; early textiles and bed covers, dated home spun, early quilts and spreads; hat boxes including Hanna Davis; early dresser boxes one with PA label; North West coast carvings; etc.

Several pcs. of mocha ware; yellowware; decorated stoneware; English pearl ware; tin glazed faience and delft; early blown bottles and flasks; redware plate, Lyme, NH; early blown glass including flip; pr. of Sampson urns; set of Royal Copenhagen china; sets of early English plates and bowls Royal Crown Derby (Imari); English “Masters Patent” ewer Imari pat.; other glass and china.

Asian: Pr. of Chinese 19th-C. or earlier stools, ShanMu; Chinese table model folding screen with painted panels; Chinese porcelain butterfly motif shaped bowls, signed; fine carved antique white jade snuff bottle; selection of early Chinese export porcelains including cache pots, teapots, bowls and plates; Rose Canton celadon serving pcs.; Chinese blue and white dragon bowl, signed, other early signed Chinese porcelains; early Chinese clay bust; 2 Chinese porcelain umbrella stands; selection of Chinese porcelain lamps; Chinese brush pots; various green jade pieces; 3 paints Persian tiles; early Middle Eastern religious garment (vestment)-pictorial needlework; plus much more.

Art: fine panoramic landscape oil signed Tom Rossiter; folk art landscape, Thomas Chambers; oil painting, mountains signed A. Bierstadt; oil painting the wash girl signed George Inness; Ship painting signed Buttersworth; lg. oil primitive the falls by Ambrose Andrews; oil landscape by S.A. Mount; oil landscape signed Bruce Crane; selection of 19th-C. landscape paintings likely NH scenes; oil girl and chickens J. Henry Smith; 2 old master’s oil paintings; 2 w/c’s by William Jewell, “nautical geometry”: many early 19th-C. folk portraits including Asahel Powers and Thomas Ware; pr. of portraits, Mr. and Mrs. Isa Raymond Pomfret, VT, by Benj. Franklin Mason; China Trade oil portrait of a captains wife; portrait woman by Mary Cutler Torrey 1897; w/c birds by Gerard R. Haroenbergh; w/c Londonderry VT Allen Johnston; w/c barn scene signed Wm Paskell; works by Ray Prohaska; w/c’s by Wm. Jewell; portfolio of sketches by Joseph Pennell; and more.

1825 watercolor mourning scene, Pearson French, Lebanon, NH; roll map NH 1851 Lewis Robinson Reading, VT; early map, an accurate map of NH in New England; other U.S. and foreign maps; Large folio Audubon Fish Hawk or Osprey; large folio Currier and Ives, The Pilgrims, Snipe Shooting and Life in the Woods; works by Louis Icart, Marc Chagall and Picasso; French portfolio lithos, The Devil, “Ombres Fantastiques” and “Les Diables De lithographies” other period prints.

Historical prints: engraving The Battle of Bunker Hill, Muller; Engraving, The Declaration of Independence, by Durand; Engraving the Battle of Marengo between the French and Austrians; Colored litho, Pemigewasset House, Plymouth, NH; engraving Gen. Putnam’s Duel with a British officer; lg. folio litho, “Depot and Offices of the American Express Company New York”; litho, The presentation of a newly elected chief on the Huron tribe-Canada, by Thielcke; old broadsides; 1857 view of Bradford VT; documents signed by Pres. Roosevelt. McKinley, Taft and others; original autographs by Daniel Webster, Walt Whitman, H.B. Stowe, Oliver W. Holmes and others; 1692 NJ deed; early prints of G. Washington and books; early print of Dartmouth College and more.

Sterling: 5 sets of sterling flatware including Birks Queens pattern; a pr. of English Georgian covered silver serving dishes with trays; mid 19th-C. silver ewer; other early silver; sterling silver tea set; large sterling tray; large ornate sterling mirror; other silver.

Jewelry: approx. 10 ct. diamond tennis bracelet set in 18k white gold; impressive 110-ct. star sapphire ring with diamonds; fine emerald ring set with a large pear-shaped emerald and diamonds; lg. mesh 18k gold necklace with diamonds; various diamond rings; graduated pearl necklace with GIA cert, stating pearls are natural with no enhancement; other cultured pearl necklace with lg. aqua clasp; multi-stone high carat gold bracelet other gold bracelets; coral earrings and carved cameo; stick pins with gold coins; several sets of quality antique earrings; gold bracelet set with carved green jade; aqua and citrine necklace; other jewels.

Fine Oriental rugs: 10' x 20' antique Persian; antique Bidjar 9'3" x 12'2"; antique Sarouk 8'6" x 11'6"; antique Heriz 8'8" x 10'8"; other 10' x 14' antique carpet; several other good room-sizes, many antique scatters rugs and runners.


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

PO Box 49, Plainfield, New Hampshire 03781

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