End of Summer Spectacular Maine Auction
Totals Nearly $3 Million!!!

Auction: August 25th - 27th, 2010

Preview: August 24th, 2010

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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1235
Revised: 8/19/2010

Correction: Title should read ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES PARTRIDGE ADAMS and as per our authorship definition we do not guarantee this work to be by the artist.

CHARLES PARTRIDGE ADAMS (American, 1858-1942) “HORSESHOE PARK, STAGE, COLORADO”. Unframed oil on canvas western scene shows a mountain beyond intersecting hills under blue and white cloud sky. The start of a colorful sunset casts yellows and pinks across the landscape. Signed on reverse with title on stretcher. SIZE: 20-1/4″ x 34″. CONDITION: Unrestored with several small holes, in need of cleaning. 9-20200 (1,500-2,000)

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1281
Revised: 8/19/2010

Correction: We believe this to be a study for the larger 20” x 30” painting titled A Calm Afternoon, the Coast of Labrador which can be viewed at www.willima-bradford-gallery.org

WILLIAM BRADFORD (American, 1823-1892) SHIPPING AMONGST THE ICEBERGS. Outstanding small unsigned oil on board scene shows several ships alongside a large iceberg with smaller ones trailing in the distance. The foreground has two small boats, one having four oarsman and a figure standing at the bow and stern. A small group of birds are swimming on the left side. Luminous sky shading from light blue to light green to rose red. Housed in a gesso decorated gilt frame of the period in its original shadowbox (having replaced back) having glass front. This appears to be a finished study for a larger known work. SIZE: 6″ x 9″. PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Massachusetts; Private Collection, Palm Beach, Florida; Family Trust, Georgia. CONDITION: Very good with very, very slight touch up. 9-99980 (40,000-60,000)

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1373A
Revised: 8/24/2010

Correction: Because of a mixup in the catalog. This appears to be Lot 1372A in the printed catalog while online and at various other sources it is listed as Lot #1373A. You may use either lot number to bid on this lot.

ALFRED H. VICKERS (British, 1783-1868) “THE HEAD OF THE PASS”. Oil on wood panel landscape scene shows a group of people at the top of a pass through mountains and water under a blue and cloud sky. Unsigned front but having an old label on reverse with artist name and date “1837”. Also a Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd, London label. SIZE: 6″ x 16″. PROVENANCE: Estate of Henry A. Rudkin Jr, (family of the founders of Pepperidge Farm). CONDITION: Very good. 9-98933 (1,000-2,000)

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1421
Revised: 8/19/2010

Correction: Artist should read Louis Mark (American, 1867 – 1942). Signed lower left “Mark”.

FRANCIS LUIS MORA (AMERICAN, 1874 – 1940) THE BLUE SOFA. Oil on canvas scene shows a young maiden on a blue sofa. She wears an elegant pink and white dress and holds a bouquet of flowers. Signed bottom left. Housed in a bronze gilt carved wood frame. SIZE: 31″ X 23″. CONDITION: Very good. Relined with some restoration and inpainting. 9-20257 (2,000-3,000)

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1441
Revised: 8/19/2010

Correction: The title should read ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT BURNS MOTHERWELL and as per our authorship definition we do not guarantee this work to be by the artist.

ROBERT BURNS MOTHERWELL (American, 1915-1991) BLACK AND RED ABSTRACT. Oil on canvas black cross-hatched design against a bright red background performed with broad brush strokes with dribbles of black paint beside. Unsigned front, top right stretcher signed “RM”. A modern artist identification paper to bottom left. Housed in an old weathered molded and carved wood frame. SIZE: 34″ x 28″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-20420 (6,000-8,000)

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1566
Revised: 8/23/2010

Correction: Artist should read Blas Benlliure Y Gil (Spanish, 1852-1936).

MARIANO BENLLIURE Y GIL (SPANISH, 1862-1947) STILL LIFE WITH PLUMS. Oil on canvas still life scene shows a large clear glass basket filled with purple plums having other plums beside, some on a tabletop, the others bunched together on a purple and gold print fabric. Signed on table edge and dated “1903”. Housed in a bronzed gilt gesso decorated frame with linen liner. SIZE: 17-1/2″ x 23-1/2″. CONDITION: Craquelure with some touch up. 9-99002 (2,500-3,500)

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1635A
Revised: 9/2/2010

Lot Added:

A. HENIN (20th Century) BOWL OF FRUIT. Oil on wood panel still life scene shows a blue and white decorated bowl brimming with colorful fruit. A plum and cherry are on the black and white checkerboard table beside. Signed lower right. Housed in a modern decorative wood frame. SIZE: 8″ x 10″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-20004 (300-500)

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1671
Revised: 8/19/2010

Correction: The title should read AFTER MARCEL DYF.

ATTRIBUTED TO MARCEL DYF (French, 1899-1985) FIELD STUDY. Impressionistic oil on canvas scene shows a horse drawn cart in a golden field with house & tree beyond. Signed lower right “Dyf”. Housed in a stained wood frame. SIZE: 16″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98505 (600-800)

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2013
Revised: 8/5/2010

Additional notes discovered after the printing of the catalog: Consigned by the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association – Research from the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine, indicates that the H.H. Boody was built in 1846 in Brunswick, Maine by Master Carpenter Samuel Dunning; 665 tons, 143’9” reg. length. There were several part owners of the H.H. Boody including Joseph Badger and Clement Skofield. Skofield was the ship’s First Captian, followed by his brother Thomas. The H.H. Boody was built for trans-Atlantic trade and carried both passengers and cargo. The H.H. Boody had the same owners until 1861 when it went aground in Ireland. It was later condemned and sold. The ship was named after H. H. Boody who was a professor at Bowdoin College, Bowdoin, Maine. Of additional interest is the fact that the Maine Charitable Mechanic Associations member list indicates a Henry H. Boody as being a member as of July 11, 1816 whose trade was a cordwainer and it was Henry H. Boody who actually donated this painting to the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association. Perhaps this member of the Association was a father, brother, etc. of Professor H.H. Boody.

ATTRIBUTED TO DUNCAN MCFARLANE (British, 1818-1865) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP “H.H. BOODY”. Outstanding unsigned oil on canvas shows a broadside view of the three mast black and white hulled ship. Sailing left to right. Sails are up with one bottom sail billowing. The captain is seen atop the deck house in black top coat and stove pipe hat. Other crew members are seen tending the billowing sail and two are on the bow. Ship flies an American flag off the stern and the red ship flag with name off middle mast. The name of the ship is emblazoned on the side and bow. A green hulled one sail launch has pulled up at mid-ships and is tethered to the side. At the stern is a bow end view of the Boody with sails up and off the bow a stern view of the Boody with partial sails up having a small steam ship beside with five row boats. The foreground with a white capped green ocean with seagulls in driftwood. The background scene is Liverpool Harbor with many ship masts, flying flags and buildings beyond. Many people walk the harbor wall. All under blue and white cloud sky. NOTE: Though this paintings is not signed, a strong attribution can be made from a painting held in the Peabody Museum of Salem, Massachusetts. The painting is of the “Chariot of Fame” and illustrated on page 205 of Marine Paintings in the Peabody Museum by M.V. and Dorothy Brewington. The tri-view image has the same composition including the seagull and floating debris, the background view of Liverpool; the single sail launch at midships and the same sail billowing. The H.H. Boody was partially owned by Clement Skolfield a resident of Brunswick, ME and who is later buried is Harpswell, ME. Though we cannot be certain but we believe this is a Maine ship, probably built in the Portland/Brunswick area. “G. Rowney & Co. London” canvas stamp to back. Housed in its original gilt molded wood deep frame. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. PROVENANCE: Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (Portland, ME). CONDITION: Original canvas having craquelure, discolored varnish layer and surface dirt. One small puncture at center bottom. Otherwise very good. 9-20459 (15,000-25,000)

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2022
Revised: 8/19/2010

Additional Information: This example is nearly identical to lot #2038 in terms of scalloped cresting, figural walnut and the molding.

FINE WALNUT QUEEN ANNE LOOKING GLASS WITH GILT SHELL. 1730-1740, American or English. Each mirror plate with beveled edges, the upper plate of rectangular form with three serpentine edges, the lower plate of simple rectangular form within a bold ogival molded frame and conforming gilt decorated gilt slip. The cresting scalloped and shaped and of figured walnut with a central intaglio gold gilt shell. Similar example pictured in The Mirror Book English, American, and European by Herbert F. Schiffer on page 55, plate 99. SIZE: 44-1/4″ h x 18-1/4″ w. PROVENANCE: Purportedly purchased from Israel Sack Antiques in the 1950s. CONDITION: Retaining original mirror plates with areas of deterioration to the silver backing within acceptable parameters. Small chip in upper plate at juncture of lower plate. Mirror retains original backboards. Small restoration in pine backing of proper right scrolled ear, not visible from front. Retains old polished surfaces with very good mellow color and patina. 9-20323 (6,000-9,000)

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2038
Revised: 8/19/2010

Additional Information: This example is nearly identical to lot #2022 in terms of scalloped cresting, figural walnut and the molding.

FINE WALNUT QUEEN ANNE LOOKING GLASS WITH PIERCED GILT SHELL. 1730-1740, Philadelphia. Each mirror plate with beveled edges, the upper plate of rectangular form with three serpentine edges, the lower plate of simple rectangular form within a bold ogival molded frame and conforming gilt decorated incised gilt slip. The cresting scalloped and shaped and of figured walnut with a central intaglio gold pierced gilt shell. Similar example pictured in The New Fine Points of Furniture by Albert Sack on page 224, Superior. SIZE: 47-1/2″ h x 18-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: Purportedly purchased from Israel Sack Antiques in the 1950s. CONDITION: Each mirror plate original, now with overall foxing and some losses throughout to silver backing. Backboards original. Cresting with minor old shrinkage cracks, but with no noted restoration. Proper left bottom section of frame with old splice repair beneath veneers. Generally very good with old polished and cleaned surfaces. 9-20323-1 (6,000-9,000)

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2078a
Revised: 7/30/2010

Lot Added:

BENJAMIN SWAN FEDERAL INLAID BIRCH TALL CASE CLOCK. First quarter of the 19th Century, Augusta, Maine. The arched bonnet surmounted by fretwork divided and flanked by pilasters and two brass ball finials above an arched glazed door flanked by swelled colonettes with incised rings. The painted dial with Roman and Arabic chapter rings, subsidiaries seconds dial, calendar aperture, and the name “BENJ. SWAN/AUGUSTA” beneath the clock hands. The eight-day brass works with time and strike apertures. The arch-painted and gilt decorated with a classical urn above swags and drapes. The painted spandrels depicting a peach. The waisted case fitted with cross-banded and thumb molded door centering a birdseye inlaid panel and flanked by engaged quarter columns. The box base with recessed central panel, raised on tall French feet. SIZE: 89-1/2″ h x 13-3/4″ w at waist x 9-1/4″ d. CONDITION: One ball finial absent, dial at 12 with circular paint loss. The proper right front of box base with shrinkage crack. Retains original pendulum, weights, and winder. 9-20490 (12,000-18,000)

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2087
Revised: 8/19/2010

Additional Information: We have been informed that this is not a Dentzel top knot horse. It is an Armitage-Herschell Carousel Track Horse. PROVENANCE: Harry B. Hartman of Marietta, PA.

ARMITAGE-HERSCHELL CAROUSEL TRACK HORSE. 1st quarter 20th century, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The running horse nicely carved with forward facing ears and accentuated mane. Rendered with glass eyes and brown horsehair tail. Green painted saddle carved with the Great Seal of the United States. Fitted with bridle and stirrups, now mounted on a later stand. SIZE: 44-1/2″ overall h. Figure: 42-1/2″ h. x approx. 50″ l. PROVENANCE: Harry B. Hartman of Marietta, PA. CONDITION: Later professionally repainted surfaces over original surfaces, showing normal and expected wear, with very good patina. Laminated seams visible in some areas. Overall very good. 9-99643 (3,000-5,000)

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2190
Revised: 8/19/2010

Additional Information: The drumsticks belonged to John Wyman (b 1760 Lunenberg, MA), first cousin of Reubin Wyman (fife player) and descendant of Joseph Wyman.

RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR FIFE TOGETHER WITH A PAIR OF WALNUT DRUMSTICKS. Last quarter 18th century. Middlesex County Massachusetts. The maple fife fitted with a hand wrought adjustable pewter mouthpiece fitted to the fife with a piece of rawhide. The opposing end drilled with six holes, an old split bound with three segments of hand tied twine. The drumsticks with incised line decoration. Cited in Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War, Maine compiled by Carleton E. Fisher, Sue G. Fisher on page 886, referencing Mr. Reuben Wyman, born 1764, Worcester, MA and died 1841, Fairfield, ME. It is believed that the fife was made in Massachusetts. The drumsticks belonged to John Wyman (b 1760 Lunenberg, MA), first cousin of Reubin Wyman (fife player) and descendant of Joseph Wyman. SIZE: Fife 14-5/8″ l. Drumsticks 17″ l. PROVENANCE: The Wyman family originating in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, members of which relocated to what is now the family homestead in Maine which has been occupied by descendants of the Wyman family. Extensive research conducted by members of the family; copies of which will be made available to the successful buyer. CONDITION: Fife and drumsticks with old original surfaces showing normal and expected wear due to age. Very fine condition overall. 9-99691 HMG (3,000-4,000)

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2280
Revised: 8/19/2010

Additional Information: The bronze figural door pull has been found and is now with the credenza.

ITALIAN BAROQUE CARVED WALNUT CREDENZA. 1st half 18th century. The rectangular case with molded top fitted with a pair of aligned molded drawers, each carved with a central foliate spray, alternating with three recessed molded cartouches carved with opposing fleurs-de-lis, above a pair of cupboard doors with shaped molded panels, carved overall with scrolling leafy sprays, the center of each door applied with a cast bronze classical small bust, flanked by pilasters carved with scrolling flowering plants. Case ends with recessed molded cartouches. The whole raised on a step-molded bracket foot base. SIZE: 46-1/2″ h. x 60″ l. x 22″ d. CONDITION: Retains old surfaces, wood with worming, original escutcheons and lock. Proper right cupboard door missing spandrel and plume crest (see photo). Proper left door with vertical shrinkage crack in panel, bronze bust missing (see photo). Otherwise very good. 9-99248 (4,000-6,000)

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2355
Revised: 8/19/2010

Additional Information: One bale and handle is missing.

NEW HAMPSHIRE CHIPPENDALE GRAINED 2-DRAWER BLANKET CHEST. Circa 1790. The hinged rectangular top with molded edges above the conforming case, all with fine feather graining, fitted with two thumbmolded graduated long drawers, raised on bracket feet with shaped scalloped returns. SIZE: 41″ h. x 44-1/2″ overall l. x 19″ d. CONDITION: With very good original surfaces. Hinges, locks and bails all original as are the backboards. Rear legs with minor losses. 9-99054 (800-1,200)

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3007
Revised: 8/26/2010

Additional Information: We’ve been told that the California gold is questionable as to the genuineness, therefore we do not guarantee it. We believe everything to be gold, but we don’t guarantee that either.

TEN UNITED STATES GOLD COINS. 1852 California Gold 1/2; 1853 $1 Liberty Head; 1853, 1855, 1856, 1857 & 1859 California Gold; 1854 1/4 California; 1874 $1 Indian Head; 1876 1/4 California. PROVENANCE: From a Maine Estate. CONDITION: Ungraded. 9-99162-6 (600-1,000)

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3051
Revised: 8/26/2010

Additional Information: There are three tight hairlines; one on the front which is 4″ long and two on the reverse; the left is approx. 8″ long and the right is 4″ long.

CLASSICAL SIX-STRING GUITAR BY IGNACIO FLETA E HIJOS. Interior label numbered “354” dated “1965” and marked “Calle de Los Angeles 4 Enlo 22 Barcelona-Espana”. This fabulous guitar having a rosewood back and sides, spruce soundboard, ebony neck with mother of pearl style keys. Considered one of the finest makers of Classical and Flamenco guitars. Accompanied by a black leather lined case. SIZE: 39-3/4″ l x 14-1/4″ at widest. PROVENANCE: Estate of Henry A. Rudkin Jr, (family of the founders of Pepperidge Farm). CONDITION: Very good. 9-98992 (5,000-10,000)

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3078
Revised: 8/23/2010

Additional Information: Table missing two side garlands.

ORNATE CONTINENTAL RENAISSANCE REVIVAL CARVED WALNUT CENTER TABLE. Last quarter 19th century. Probably Italian. The rectangular top with wide carved border of scrolling leaf tips and gadrooned edges above the notched frieze, the apron of pierced C-scrolls alternating with carved fruit, the center of each carved with a female mask above pendant sprays, the legs of caryatids with scrolling volute bases terminating in claw feet. The central finial of carved putti joined by scrolled stretchers. SIZE: 36-1/2″h. x 45-1/2″l. x 27-1/4″w. CONDITION: Table retains original surfaces in need of repolishing. Two draped garlands in need of re-attachment. Otherwise minor cosmetic repairs and touch ups needed. Very good overall. 9-20052 (3,000-5,000)

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3152
Revised: 8/26/2010

Please Note: There is no safety pin with this lot.

5.2CTS EMERALD AND YELLOW GOLD PENDANT. A large square cut emerald of 5.2 cts. Clarity (slightly included). Color (bG 5/5). The emerald set in a frame with cut corners and marked “18k”. GWT: 10.6 dwt. Also included is an 18k 1″ safety pin. Accompanied by a GIA appraisal. SIZE: 1″ square. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98802 (3,000-5,000)

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3158A
Revised: 7/30/2010

Lot Added:

FINE CRYSTAL TWO TIER FIVE LIGHT CHANDELIER. 20th century. In the Regency style, the vasiform cut crystal shaft with everted scalloped dome mount emitting beaded swags and chains, joined to 10 S-scrolled clear glass arms, the five largest with candle lights, the five smaller upper tier arms terminating in cut glass obelisks, all with pendant prism and teardrop chains. SIZE: Approx 42″ h x approx 36″ d. CONDITION: Very good overall. 9-98043 (1,000-1,200)

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3158B
Revised: 7/30/2010

Lot Added:

WATERFORD SIX LIGHT CRYSTAL CHANDELIER. Second half 20th century. The vasiform crystal shaft with dome base emitting six S-scrolled clear glass arms above a pendant ball marked “WATERFORD”. The arms joined by crystal chains, all fitted with prisms. SIZE: 31″ h x 29″ d. CONDITION: Very good overall with no damages or losses noted. 9-98042 (800-900)

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3225
Revised: 9/10/2010

Additional Information: The small brown trunk section (immediately below the watch holder) has had some restoration.

STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURAL WATCH HUTCH. 19th century. Modeled with a male and female beneath a flowering wreath-form tree with song birds centering a watch hutch. All on a marbleized stepped plinth. SIZE: h. 10″. CONDITION: One hand missing on each figure and with damages to floral buds. With roughness to blue enamel within rim of hutch. 9-99685 (500-800)

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