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50th Annual Memorial Day Auction!

Exceptional objects from VT and NH estates, including choice antiques, folk art, silver, estate jewelry, fine art, Oriental rugs and sports cars

  • 50th Annual Memorial Day Auction!
    Come join us for our 50th Annual Memorial Day auction event!
  • 50th Annual Memorial Day Auction!
    The showroom is ready for preview, auction today at 10:00AM
  • 50th Annual Memorial Day Auction!
    Exceptional Folk Art and early Americana
  • 50th Annual Memorial Day Auction!
    Sweet diminutive period Americana
  • 50th Annual Memorial Day Auction!
    Oil by Wm. Mason Brown
  • 50th Annual Memorial Day Auction!
    clean 1981 Porsche 911 Carrera SC Targa, low miles
  • 50th Annual Memorial Day Auction!
    Wonderful selection of estate jewelry including an approx. 8 ct diamond
  • 50th Annual Memorial Day Auction!
    Antique Asian
  • 50th Annual Memorial Day Auction!
    1929 Ford Model AA - Telephone repair truck
  • 50th Annual Memorial Day Auction!
    19th C. carousel horse in original paint

WHEN: Monday, May 29
from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

PREVIEW: Sunday from 12-5pm - morning of sale from 8:00am to start

WHERE: W.A. Smith Auction Gallery in Plainfield, NH

Exit 20 off I-89, proceed south on Rte. 12-A from the West Lebanon Plaza for 7 miles. From I-91, take the Ascutney-Windsor, VT Exit 8, cross the Connecticut River and take Rte. 12-A north for approx. 10 miles. Across from the Plainfield Historical Society. (Click here for maps)

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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, the estate collection of over 30 Henry MacGinnis paintings and  much more.

Over 500 lots, including period American and European, nautical, fine art, Asian including Chinese, estate jewelry, silver, Oriental rugs, good folk art, large garden urns and vintage autos. Please join us for this unreserved auction of fresh material.

In Part: Chippendale block front 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 claw n ball 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 birdseye 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 caved 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’s 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; large country store trade sign; and much more country accessories many sold in groupings   

Shaker:  Shaker candle stand in red paint; Shaker finger boxes in paint; Shaker elders 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 ladies 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 Sevres 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 in inlaid knife boxes; early tortoise and inlaid tea caddies;  

Good set of 8 Chippendale style dining chairs; Gustav Stickley desk; G. Stickley lamp table; other Stickley; 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 ships pilot house eagle; early paint decorated sea chest; late 19th C. Export patriotic needlework eagle and flags; 19th C. w/c on paper USS Sabago; 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 captains tambour lap desk; ships wheel; bronze ships 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 foo dogs; fine Chinese porcelain bowl with foo-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  Frederick 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, CP Stratton; modernist oil signed Gianfranco Ferroni; oil ships on shoreline WH 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. 7.93ct. 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. 2ct 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 dia. 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 4ctw diamonds set in platinum; approx. 25ct. 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 woman’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; clean 1981 Porsche 911 Carrera SC Targa, low miles; like New enclosed cargo trailer, 16’, gray