William A. Smith

William A. Smith Inc.
Auctioneers and Appraisers

50th Annual Memorial Day Auction

Smith’s Auction Gallery, Plainfield, NH

Monday, May 29th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

Preview: Sunday from 12:00–5:00 p.m. and morning of the sale or by appointment.

For this our 50th Annual Memorial Day Auction, we are pleased to present fine Americana from a “life-long” VT collection, heirloom jewelry from a wealthy Greenwich CT family, art and jewelry from the estate of Mary Leonard, Walpole, NH, the estate collection of over 30 Henry MacGinnis paintings, and much more. Please plan to attend as there will be much more than advertised, over 500 lots.

In Part: Chippendale blockfront mahogany secretary/bookcase with bonnet top, Boston area; New England Chippendale cherry bonnet-top secretary on ogee feet; choice small-size 18th-c. MA Chippendale drop-leaf walnut tea table on ball-and-claw feet, old finish, found in a Thetford, VT, back closet; fine 18th-c. New England maple butterfly table old color; 2 curly maple New England Q.A. highboys; fine PA walnut tall chest 3-over-6 dr. with dentil molding and fluted quarter columns on ogee feet period brass, other PA tall chests; PA walnut Chippendale corner cupboard with ogee feet; Southern NE Q.A. cherry slant-lid desk with bandy legs and nautical star inlay; Federal MA 2-part secretary with bookcase top; Federal NE cherry Hepplewhite server with bird’seye maple drawers; set of 6 Southern Hepplewhite dining chairs; bold tiger maple Federal drop-leaf; 2 similar 18th-c. bannister-back chairs in black paint; set of (6) 19th-c. paint-decorated plank-seat chairs; Chester Co. walnut tall clock, Joshua Humphrey, East Whiteland; NH Federal maple tall-case clock; other Am. tall clocks; Federal mahogany architects stand; selection of painted antique country cupboards including double door with cutout base, red paint; open top floor cupboard in red paint; early corner cupboard in red paint and others; early pierced-tin door pie safes; other country Americana.

Accessories: fine 19th-c. carousel horse original paint; good cow weathervane old surface; early banner weathervane gilt; other weathervanes; an exceptional folk art carved panel/plaque trees, horses, urns, etc.; several antique paint-decorated game boards; early min. ball-foot maple slant-lid desk; grain-painted min. blanket chest; several early wall boxes in paint; collection of 19th-c. miniature paintings; several early American w/c’s children and other genres; various early paint-decorated document and slide boxes; decorated stoneware, Bellarmine jug; Federal child-size chests; early inlaid watch hutches; early wall boxes; chopping bowls in old paint; early burl bowl; “oculist” trade sign; early banjo wall clock with battleship tablet; pillar and scroll shelf clock, other clocks; horse-drawn wagon adv. “chew Wrigleys Spearmint gum flavor lasts”; goose and other decoys; and much more country accessories, many sold in groupings.

Shaker: Shaker candlestand in red paint; Shaker finger boxes in paint; Shaker elder’s rocker; Shaker bucket bench; Shaker slide and other boxes; Shaker carrier and sifter in paint, etc.

European: Italian 18th-c. paint-decorated country console; Louis XV-style inlaid and ormolu mounted marble-top chest; English Chippendale mahogany serpentine front chest; early English inlaid oak 2-part Welsh dresser; 2 fine Portuguese mid-18th-c. rosewood side chairs; late 19th-c. small French writing table with ormolu mounts; early Italian stretcher base table; English George I walnut inlaid small size knee-hole desk; English Q.A. dumbwaiter; English Edwardian paint-decorated lady’s desk; English 3-tier Regency server; pr. of French marble-top stands; set of 6 brass inlaid and carved regency chairs; fine pr. of English Regency carved mahogany torcheres; French walnut and glass dessert display; small English serpentine sideboard; Italian ceramic stove; other European—Fabulous pair of antique cast-iron garden urns 56" h.; other pair of urns signed Fiske; pair of rosewood Belter small recamiers, Tuthill King. Bronze sculpture by Harry Bertoia with provenance; fine Russian icon; French hanging corner cabinet with Sèvres plaques; bronze woman dressing signed Vordermayer; bronze horse “mustang” signed CMR- Charles M. Russell; 2 bronze Indians signed Carl Kauba; large bronze falcon signed Eugene Morelli; bronze signed John Coleman; bronze woman with horse, Dusty Rose. By Mehl Lawson; large bronze after Remington; other bronzes; pair large bronzes baseball kids, Jim Davidson; 2 early Italian majolica chargers; set of French Faience dinnerware; large 26" French urn with maiden handles signed Choisy Le Roi; pr. of Italian pricket candle sconces; 18th-c. Italian mirror with cherub; large carved and gilt 19th-c. mirror with dolphins; good pair inlaid knife boxes; early tortoise and inlaid tea caddies. Good set of 8 Chippendale-style dining chairs; fine eagle inlaid centennial sideboard; Custom-made tiger maple dining table and Windsor chairs; Chesterfield brown leather sofa; a selection of quality high-end upholstered living room furniture; set 3 early Am.-style counter chairs, old painted look; other quality custom and modern.

Nautical: China Trade oil, the ship “Game Cock Samuel Ives Capt”; pair of 19th-c. oils on poplar board, ship battle scenes; other early nautical ship paintings; very good carved and painted ship’s pilothouse eagle; early paint-decorated sea chest; late 19th-c. export patriotic needlework eagle and flags; 19th-c. w/c on paper U.S.S. Sebago; antique maps; boat models and half hulls; 2 signed Voorhees whales; scrimshaw; carved and painted eagle “Don’t Give Up The Ship”; Nantucket purse; early 19th-c. ship captain’s tambour lap desk; ship’s wheel; bronze ship’s bell, and much more nautical related.

Antique firearms: several engraved shotguns (doubles) and 1883 Winchester “Hotchkiss” plus others

Asian: Pr. of carved green jade plaques with stands; pr. of carved Jade fu dogs; fine Chinese porcelain bowl with fu lion motifs, signed; 26" Chinese porcelain vase famille rose, other early Chinese porcelains; Chinese rosewood table model screen, scenic; Massive Japanese Imari charger with fish; other Imari; Japanese Taisho cloisonné presentation vase; large footed Japanese bronze jardinière, waves; Chinese rosewood table; Chinese chairs; Chinese robe; Japanese bronze waves with crystal balls; Japanese w/c’s signed Sato, other Asian.

Art: from the estate, a collection of Henry MacGinnis oils, approx. 30 works, views of NH, Provincetown and Cape Breton; a fine 19th-c. oil, autumn landscape by Wm. Mason Brown in its original frame, Case estate Marshfield, MA; oil sailing ship signed Frank Vining Smith; Paul Sample oil painting; early European luminist landscape with ruins; various 19th-c. Am. school landscapes; John Hare w/c’s; oil study attributed to Frederic Remington; pr. of oval oils landscapes signed Albertus Browere, other landscape by Browere; oil signed E. Verme; large oil Norwegian Fjord, signed J. Holmstedt (Karl Kaufmann); 2 oils by John Folinsbee; oil painting signed E.L. Weeks; oil on board signed Charles Andre; lg. oil ships on shoreline, C.P. Stratton; modernist oil signed Gianfranco Ferroni; oil ships on shoreline W.H. Howard; lg. oil Hudson river signed H. Victor; landscape oils by Bernard Corey and Donald Mosher; pair of 19th-c. portrait paintings of Elisha Franklin Hight and his wife, Elizabeth, Saco ME, attrib. to Wm. Gookin, directly from the family; w/c on paper, nautical interior view of John Fowler 1831, Joseph Davis; several 19th-c. Am. school primitive w/c’s; other art.

Oriental Rugs: A fine selection of estate antique carpets Persian and Caucasian approx. 40 total; early samplers; antique quilts, etc.

Silver: heavy sterling silver 6 pc. tea set plus tray; 19th-c. English ornate tea set, other sterling tea sets; Georg Jensen sterling flatware set, other flatware sets; early English silver salver; 2 early Am. silver porringers; European silver and malachite hors d’oeuvres server; sterling covered tureen with ladle; set of 21 sterling goblets; set of 4 antique French silver candlesticks; Danish inspired sterling compote signed Dematteo; Asian silver items; much more sterling, approx. 25 lots.

Estate Jewelry: Impressive pear-shaped diamond ring, approx. 7.93 ct. with cert; 4.04-ct. round diamond ring; approx. 2.4-ct. round diamond ring, other approx. 2-ct. diamond rings, many other diamond rings some with certs. including rounds and princess cuts; stunning sapphire and diamond ring approx. 2-ct. emerald-cut diamond; antique diamond and green tourmaline rings; rhodolite and diamond ring; tanzanite and diamond rings; various antique diamond and other precious stone rings; many 18k gold bracelets including Cartier, Bulgari, and French examples; various diamond necklaces and bracelets; pair of antique diamond and sapphire bracelets in gold; various antique jade rings; antique pearl jewelry including a natural pearl necklace; diamond pin, J. E. Caldwell, with natural pearl; approx. 8 ctw diamond pin; Raymond Yard gold earrings, other fine gold and diamond earrings; approx. 65-ct. aqua necklace with over 4 ctw diamonds set in platinum; approx. 25-ct. aqua and diamond ring in platinum; collection of men’s gold cufflinks; Victorian gold and garnet jewelry; pair of Vict. gold bracelets; 18k gold hunter case pocket watch engraved with Geo. Washington on horseback; men’s 18k gold Cartier wrist watch, Piaget and Baume Mercier gold wrist watches; other men’s and women’s gold watches; gold charm bracelets; $20 gold coin necklaces; 4 St. Gaudens $20 gold coins; and much more estate jewelry.

Autos: 2005 BMW 645 CI convertible, blue/gray color, approx. 75,000 miles, FL car; 1977 MG midget convertible 4-speed, white; 1929 Ford model AA, panel truck, fully restored; like new enclosed cargo trailer, 16', gray.

No Reserves, No Internet Bidding—Phone and absentee bids accepted

Selection of Chinese objects

Collection of over 30 Henry MacGinnis oil paintings, descending through the MacGinnis estate

Dear collector, if you are in search of an auction house that appreciates your collection and understands it’s your nest egg, please give us a call. We have the clientele and knowledge to find the right home for your beloved items. Call 603-675-2549. Our rates are competitive—guarantees offered—nationwide service.

William G. Smith and Kenneth R. Labnon – Auctioneers
Gallery Manager: Leon Rogers

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

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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