The Personal Collection of
Maine and Pennsylvania Antiques & Books of
Burton W. Pearl and Linda M. Elder, Sedgwick, ME
Saturday, August 9th @ 10:00AM & Sunday, August 10th @ 10:00AM
Emlen Hall, The Bay School,
17 Bay School Dr. off South St.,
Blue Hill, ME
August 8th: Noon- 4:00 PM; 7:30 AM-10:00 AM both days of sale.
Day One, Antiques:
Furnishings: Painted furniture including two blanket chests, two dropleaf tables, set of four dining side chairs, two Ware, New Jersey child’s chairs, primitive bench, Windsor side chairs, drying rack, candlestand, shoe foot shelves. Also two Sheraton chests in old finish, large pine cupboard, tiger maple stand, spice chest, bird’s-eye maple drop-leaf table, Hepplewhite two drawer stand, tall post canopy bed, library steps.
Metals: 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th century brass candlesticks, several pairs of brass slipper-foot andirons, fire fenders, brass finial tools, jamb hooks, bells, door knockers, miniature brass tilt top tables. Pewter teapots, coffeepots, flagons, candlesticks, pitchers and lamps by F&A Porter (Westbrook), Rufus Dunham (Westbrook), Samuel Hersey (Belfast) and Forbes. Coin silver creamer, porringer, sugar bowl, ladles, Philadelphia sugar tongs. Sterling grape shears, chamber stick, fruit bowl, bottle tags.
Rugs & Quilts: 19th century Pennsylvania penny rug, Maine hooked rugs, original Frost rug pattern, oriental rugs (Caucasian, Turkomen, Kileem, Bakhtiari), quilts, coverlets in various colors.
Fine Art and Prints: Prior (attributed) portrait, portrait of a young English woman in riding attire, oil on board of jumping trout, Maine maps (by Thomas & Andrews, F. Lucas, Carey & Lea, Thos. G. Bradford), color litho of Lewiston, view of Bucksport from Fort Knox (1859), Bird’s-eye View of Thomaston (1878), early Paul Revere colored engraving of the Boston Massacre in 18th century frame, pair gilt framed Hudson River paintings, early primitive still life with fruit, c. 1920s Army poster for Hawaii with surfing Doughboy. Maine broadsides, A. Wilson bird prints, Levon West fishing prints, Mark Catesby engraving of eel, 18th century fish engravings and more.
Silhouettes: Two by Edouart, (1846 and 1840); Hubbard; Geo.& Martha Washington; Thos. Cooper, Charleston, South Carolina (1839); Bartram; Peal; Mary/Lucia Porter, Sedgwick (1831); Rufus King Porter/Sarah Porter, Sedgwick; Calligraphy family register by Samuel Tarbox, Edgecomb; calligraphy family register of Osborne family (New Hampshire).
Accessories: Many custom mounted table lamps, many decoys, treen ware, Pennsylvania and Maine redware, iron ware, baskets, fishing creels, canoe seats, mirrors, stick barometer by Charles Wilder (Peterborough, New Hampshire), pine mantel in red paint, many pieces of blue spongeware, 19th century stoneware chargers, Chinese export, Delft charger, several 19th century hall lamps, pairs of carriage lamps, Grenfell mat & bag, fluid lamps, girandoles, early Halloween lanterns and candy containers, Capt. Hinkley’s sextant (Blue Hill), many pieces of Maine toleware including two boxes ex. coll. Berdan. Samplers: Blue Hill (1840), Wiscasset (1833), Portland (1804), Ellsworth (1822) Augusta (1827). Cast iron garden urns, pair zinc architectural pineapple finials, welded steel garden sculptures: a fox, an osprey in nest, two seagulls, Bo Peep with three sheep all by Dan Daniels (St. George, Maine), running horse weathervane and zinc sea serpent weathervane (c. 1880). Early eel spears, Germantown fire mark (1843), Dutch brass 18th century chandelier, cast iron turtle lawn sprinkler, cast iron arrow lawn sprinkler, Hepplewhite shaving mirror, grain painted dome top chest, 18th century fret sawn mirror, pair mirror back candle sconces, pair glass hurricane shades, large carved wood swan, and much more.
Day Two, Books:
Collection of rare, inscribed, first, and early editions of Maine books, medical books, fishing and many authors including: Stephen King, Joseph Williamson, Jonathan Fisher, Robert McClosky, Thos. Galludet, Rachel Carson, John Springer, E.B. White, James Sullivan, Henry David Thoreau, Moses Greenleaf, William White, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Joshua Chamberlain, Izaak Walton, Thomas Best, R.O. Nobbes, Charles Orvis, Samuel Deane, James Russell Lowell, O.W. Holmes, Longfellow, Hawthorne, Silas Weir Mitchell, Wm. H. Prescott, Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, Nehemiah Grew, Atremus Ward. Ben Franklin imprint. Early pamphlets, chap books. Included in the sale: The Maine Woods (Thoreau, 1st ed.), History of the District of Maine (James Sullivan,1795), Statistical View of the District of Maine (Moses Greenleaf,1816), Forest Life and Forest Trees (John Springer, 1851), The Back Woodsman (James Paulding, 1st ed.), History of Belfast (William White, 1827), Scripture Animals (Jonathan Fisher, 1st ed., inscribed), Silent Spring (Rachel Carson, 1st ed.), twelve Stephen King 1st eds., The Compleat Troller (1st ed., 1682), The Natural History of the Fishes of Massachusetts (1st ed.,1833), The Art of Angling (Richard Brooks, 1st ed. 1740), Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice (William D. Beaumont, Plattsburgh, 1833), Venom of the Rattlesnake (Silas Weir Mitchell), Oliver Twist, (Charles Dickens, 1st ed.) Bibliographies, and antique reference books will be sold by the box at the end of the day. Book catalog available upon request.