William A. Smith, Inc.
Auctioneers and Appraisers
An Exceptional Memorial Day Estate Auction
Featuring the Rawle/Corning Family Heirlooms and others
Smith's Auction Gallery
Plainfield, New Hampshire
Monday, May 28, 2018, at 10:00 am
Previews: Sunday from 12noon-5pm and 8:30 am morning of the sale.
Earlier previews possible by appointment.
Please join us for a fantastic Memorial Day Auction, we have moved several important family collections to our gallery in Plainfield, NH, including property from the William and Francis Rawle family estate, early settlers of Philadelphia, an instrumental family during the Revolutionary War along with the important Corning family of Corning, NY - the Sayles family of Marshfield, MA –the Harry Kuniholm estate Gardner, MA/Woodstock, VT, and many others. These exciting items have great provenance, and many have never been offered for sale for over 200 years, don’t miss this auction!
A 500-lot auction includes:
AMERICANA:A good selection of period New England, including Q.A. highboys; Boston Seymour school secretary with Gov. John Langdon history; Seymour school Federal stand; several Chippendale desks some with history, McIntyre school chest, other Chippendale and Federal chests some very good examples in figured maple; many antique Federal setback and corner cupboards; PA curly maple Federal secretary; several period Q.A. and Chippendale chairs, including Boston and Litchfield examples; many Federal sewing and work stands; bannister back armchair in old red; early stretcher base tea tables; seaman’s chest in old red; early settle bench; NH card tables; Boston Classical chest signed Solomon Loud Boston; Boston Classical carved work stand; Pair of Q.A. walnut Lancaster, PA, chairs shell-carved; fine Q.A. walnut PA corner chair old color, shell carving; PA walnut chest on frame; paint-decorated 2-drawer PA dower chest; a selection of period Southern furniture from an old VA family, including cupboards, chests, bookcase, pie safe; plantation desk, tavern table, and more; PA Windsor fanback chair and other Windsor chairs; 19th-c. Japanned bonnet-top highboy.
EUROPEAN: Fine 18th-c. Continental inlaid Neoclassical marble-top sideboard; rare 19th-c. European marble-top center table with dolphin supports signed Chapuis; early Italian inlaid commode and other French empire commode; period English Welsh dresser; French Louis XV armoire; English kneehole desk, tooled leather; Early European walnut draw-leaf table; important Art Nouveau furniture, grand buffet/display by Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, large armoire by Serrurier-Bovy; other Serrurier-Bovy items; Louis Marjorelle inlaid table; set of 4 period French chairs; early joint stools; antique fireplace surround bench; Continental m/t console gilt; pr. of French armchairs; period English Japanned chest of gilt carved frame; French Empire marble-top dressing table with ormolu; 18th-c. German baroque 2-part cupboard; 18th-c. French lingerie chest; pair of Italian 18th-c. painted corner cabinets; French marble-top cabinet signed Lelande Paris; English Regency chiffonier; etc.
CLOCKS:18th-c. English tall clock with Japanned case; 18th-c. English bracket clock with bracket; Eli Terry pillar and scroll shelf clock; early Boston area banjo clock; Tiffany and Co. carriage clocks.
FOLK ART: Black Forest carved bear umbrella holder; 2 antique carousel horses; Buddy L truck; running horse and banner weathervanes; Portsmouth, NH, dresser box; several miniature chest American and European; 19th-c. Venetian gondola lamp; Large Hawaiian tree wood 6’ vessel; marble sculpture by Charles Wells; marble owl, Humbert Albrizio; pair of wire planters; several early miniature paintings; w/c profile of a gentleman 1828; pr. of English Georgian knife boxes; etc.
CUSTOM:great set of 8 Chippendale-style custom-made dining chairs; Donald Dunlap custom-made cherry dining table; cherry hunt board, Bob Timberlake; 65” diameter round dining table; set of Windsor-style dining chairs; Henkel Harris silver chest; designer leather armchair Le Corbusier, Cassina label; set fine Chippendale chairs and 2-part banquet table; Herter 2-part Boston breakfront, etc.
MIRRORS:19th-c. Classical NY (Bedminster) carved and gilt triptych wall mirror; Chippendale eagle crest mirrors; early Neoclassical wall mirrors; small Q.A. green painted mirror; trumeau mirror; and others.
MISC.: Choice French doré bronze Harlequin mantel clock, c. 1810; A. Barye bronze; large marble bust c. 1890 man signed Beresford and Son; good bronze figure of female Pan, signed Alice Cooper; 18th-c. Italian carved and painted putti; early carved European angels; early carving of Madonna; French Empire bronze chandelier with similar candelabras; Vienna bronze signed Thuss; bronze Indian on horseback by L. Ghiglieri; 2 French bronze game birds E. Delabierre; good doré bronze dolphin bowl stand; English flintlock dueling pistols (Rawle); bronze walrus figure G. Balciar; Russian Icon; Lanceray Russian bronze; pr. of large African hardwood carved figures; other Russian; Tiffany bronze book frame; pair of Tiffany bronze bookends “Chinese”; bronzed mounted Tiffany gold favrile vase; other Tiffany favrile jack-in-the-pulpit vase; selection of Meissen plates and related; bronze nude woman Albert Lefeuvre; pair bronze figural candelabras signed H. Ferrat; Mills one-arm bandit with stand; and more.
ASIAN: Early Chinese carved tester or marriage bed; Early Chinese bronze Buddha signed; large Asian Buddha seated Deity; other Asian bronzes; other Asian Buddhas; early Chinese copper red glazed bowl, Kangxi mark with history; Chinese blue glazed and gilt signed vase; palace-size Chinese famille rose urn; other Chinese porcelains; fine large Japanese Satsuma covered urn; tall Imari cylindrical lamps, other Chinese porcelain lamps; antique Chinese vocab. words; several Japanese carved ivory Meiji period wall plaques; Thai gold work tapestry; Chinese altar table; and more.
NAUTICAL:Great East Indies trade cabinet; early Anglo Indian 2-part cabinet; China Trade ship painting Canadian clipper; oil sailing ship, Wm. Mitchell; w/c gouache, Honore Pellegrin, “Brig Phoebus of Newport” 1848; w/c tropical leaf by sailor; w/c ship entering harbor, Emil W. Normann, 1829; w/c whaler off the Cohasset coast, Minot’s light signed Chaloner; baleen scrimshaw ditty box; old paddle wheeler steam whistle; selection of Chinese export porcelains; etc.
SILVER: Gorham and other good sterling tea sets; Kirk platters and ornate hot water kettles; 18th-c. NY silver tankard, other ornate silver tankards; Bailey and Kitchen cup; several sets of sterling flatware including Tiffany; Russian enamel bowl, Russian silver spoons; apostle silver spoons; sets of sterling candlesticks; ornate silver table wares from the Corning family, and much more silver.
JEWELRY: Fabulous Edwardian platinum ring set with an 11-ct. emerald and diamonds; 3-plus-ct. diamond ring; several antique 2-plus-ct. diamond rings; other diamonds, including engagement rings; several antique rings set with sapphires and other precious stones, including Cartier; good Victorian gold bracelets; several 19th-c. hard stone cameo rings and pendants; selection of green jade jewelry; 18k gold Tiffany brushes; 14k gold and cat’s eye travel clock, Geneve Clock Co.; platinum and 18k gold Tiffany cigarette case; selection of antique pocket watches in gold and platinum, including Tiffany; Tiffany and other cuff links; gold lorgnettes; Cartier ladies wrist watches including Tank with box; Tiffany ladies watch; Patek Philippe ladies watch; selection of heavy gold bracelets and necklaces; several gold coins, including St. Gaudens; over 70 lots.
AM-ART: Important oil by Edward Redfield; 2 oils, one of Marshfield, MA, by Winkworth Allen Gay; oil by Derek Hill; oil by J. Foxcroft Cole; oil, landscape, Frederick Judd Waugh; oil Thomas Curtin; oil by J. Appleton Brown; oil by Emile Gruppé; oil by Carl Wuermer; pair of 19th-c. portrait paintings of Mr. Timothy and Mrs. Sally Hilliard, Barnstable, MA; oil sea and sky by Th. Valenkamph; oil maiden voyage of U.S.S. Mermaid, Wm Edward Norton; oil by Gustave Wiegand; 1888 oil of the Abbott-Downing Concord NH Coach, S. Pezzoli; oil Ch. Curtis Allen; 2 oils signed by T.L. Smith, 1866; oil landscape, John F. Kensett; oil landscape, Douglas Arthur Teed; oil Ch. Knapp; oil mountains, B. Champney; lg. oil Western scene, Robt. Hagen; early PA portrait young boy Rawle family; oil portrait Thomas Sully; Prior-type portrait; oil White Mountains, Harrison B. Brown; oil Wm. Morris Hunt; oil Lake George N.A. Moore; w/c, F. Hopkinson Smith; NH oil Geo. L. Brown; oil by Frank Shapleigh; abstract oil by Wm. Brown, CA artist 1961; Paul Sample w/c and more.
EURO-ART: Pair of 18th-c. Dutch oils interior scenes; large oil “Apollo” in an incredible carved frame; 17th-c. sepia sketch, Carlo Maratti, San Carlo Borromeau in Adoration, Jean Cailleaux prov.; oil cows, Emile Van Damme; sepia sketch by Constantijn La Fargue; oil Cornelius Bouter; oil by Nickolas Maes; oil by Robert Stone, Yorkshire pointer; lg. still life by Ch. Joseph Besquier; winter scene oil by Svend Svendsen; Guido Reni, Annunciation, Sanguin; Oskar Kokoschka, pencil signed lithograph, “Penthesilea” #61/100; Kathe Kollwitz, pencil signed lithograph, “Gefallen”; several 18th and 19th-c. European school paintings, landscapes, and portraits.
PRINTS/PHOTOS: Fine Rockwell Kent woodblock “Lovers”; other Rockwell Kent North by Northeast; Ansel Adams photograph, Monterey Coast, given to the consignor in the 60’s when she worked at the White House; photo by Sol Libsohn, trucking story; Frank Gohlke photograph; Grant Wood litho. “February”; Norman Rockwell limited-ed. prints, including “Saying Grace” collotype 10/35 and 4 lithos “Sports Portfolio” pencil signed, other Rockwell; early Whistler etchings; Chas Platt Etchings; Samuel Coleman drawing, “The Old Mill Amalfi”; Bernard Buffet pencil signed litho.; Marino Marini, Thomas Mann.
PIANOS: Good 1994 Steinway upright piano, model K 52, ebonized case, with bench and purchase history; baby grand Steinway piano model L, ser. # 155589; etc.
AUTOS:1932 MG-J2 Roadster, with purchase history and other literature; 1965 white Mustang convertible ragtop @ 120,000 miles; 2014 Mercedes C300 Lunar Blue, 25,700 miles estate car; 1994 Mercedes convertible with extra hard top; old motorcycle, 1958 Ariel “Hunter” 498 cc; antique horse-drawn enclosed carriage; horse-drawn buggy.
DOCUMENTS: book Continental currency with 12 notes, (4) 1779 United States notes, and others; rare 1761 PA lottery ticket; 1782 Treasury note; 1802 Nelson Bronte letter; 1862 Abraham Lincoln signature, includes letter written to him by Col. James Lane; Ulysses S. Grant letter; 1779 letter written to Col. Van Schoick discussing Gen. Washington and the lines on the Western front; 1870 letter written by Chief Justice Salmon B. Chase; lot of Chester Arthur documents; rare 1818 book written by Capt. Young topographical engineer while on a FL expedition with the military as they fought the Seminole Indians documenting the Florida climate, topographical environment and the natives; Thomas Jefferson document; John Hancock document; selection of early maps, including VT and NH, and more.
CARPETS: Selection of fine Oriental rugs, large room sizes to halls and scatter rugs, mostly antique and investment quality, silk rugs, etc.
Important oil, “Village Street”, by Edward Redfield with history, 26” x 20”.
Rare 1932 MG J2 Roadster, with history, found in a NH estate.
Early Chinese bronze Buddha.
18K gold minute-repeater Henri Blanc.
Early 19th c. Continental center table signed Chapuis.
Cash-Check-Major Credit Cards: 18% buyer’s premium, Reduced to 15% with cash or check
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William G. Smith and Kenneth R. Labnon – Auctioneers
Gallery Manager: Leon Rogers
William A. Smith Inc.
Auctioneers and Appraisers
Specializing in Fine Antiques
PO Box 49, Plainfield, New Hampshire 03781
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William G. Smith and Kenneth R. Labnon – Auctioneers
Gallery Manager: Leon Rogers
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