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Fabulous 50th Annual Labor Day Auction

Come join us for our preview party held on Sunday Sept. 3rd from 12:00-6:00PM

  • Fabulous 50th Annual Labor Day Auction
    75 Lots of Exceptional Estate Jewelry
  • Fabulous 50th Annual Labor Day Auction
    Fine Estate Material
  • Fabulous 50th Annual Labor Day Auction
    Exceptional array of merchandise, sold to the highest bidder!
  • Fabulous 50th Annual Labor Day Auction
    Select Asian
  • Fabulous 50th Annual Labor Day Auction
    Antique and Contemporary
  • Fabulous 50th Annual Labor Day Auction
    Good folk art
  • Fabulous 50th Annual Labor Day Auction
    11.5 Ct sapphire, with @3cts diamonds
  • Fabulous 50th Annual Labor Day Auction
    Join us for our preview party on Sunday
  • Fabulous 50th Annual Labor Day Auction
    Chinese Antiques

WHEN: Monday, September 4
from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

PREVIEW: Sunday, Sept 3rd from 12:00-6:00pm - Morning of sale from 8:00am - or by appointment

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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We are excited for this our 50th annual Labor Day Auction. This auction will feature an array of art, antiques, contemporary and estate jewelry derived from many local estates and collection. 500 lots will be sold unreserved in a traditional auction manner, please plan a weekend in Northern New England and experience the hospitality and excitement of a Smith Auction.

European: 17th C. Italian walnut 8’refectory table; early 18th C. English Chinoiserie decorated cabinet on stand; great pair of Chinese polychrome lacquer side tables/consoles; very unusual set of 4 antique Chinese carved rosewood armchairs with enamel cloisonné work back rests; period English 2 part Welsh dresser (cupboard); other early long English Q.A. sideboard; fine English chests of drawers; rare English extension table with 4 Regency leg supports and leaves;  floor model Blackamoor figure; English Inlaid Hepplewhite sideboard and small server; fine English Regency rosewood games table; 3 part triple pedestal mahogany banquet table with 2 leaves; trunks by Louis Vuitton and Goyard; carved walnut desk; miniature Jacobean chairs; Sunderland tuck-away table; pair of carved walnut stands; French Deco rosewood executives desk; Geo III diminutive knee-hole desk; antique bamboo hall tree; pair of Chinese rosewood chests on stands; pair of Chinese hard wood pedestals; etc…

Americana: 2 part Federal inlaid mahogany corner cupboard from Baltimore family; two- part Q.A. highboy; Chippendale Boston oxbow desk; other slant lid New England desks; various early Chippendale cherry and maple tall chests; Q.A. tall chest on frame; standing Shaker desk; Federal bedside steps; several good Pembroke tables with pierced cross stretchers; early hutch table; set of six paint decorated Windsor chairs; large kas; Federal mahogany writing stand; stocking foot Queen Anne table; great Classical Empire period NY sideboard with intricate inlays, columns and paw feet; antique clocks, plus much more…

G. Stickley Mission bookcase; Wallace Nutting style RI block front shell carved chest, other block front chest; Q.A. maple lowboy made by Henry Page; pair of French baker’s racks; lovely Baker furnishings including sofa, chairs, breakfast table; stretcher base dining table, Stephen Von Hohen; DR Dimes dining chairs; EJ Victor French style couch; clean leather furnishings; good upholstered chairs; pair of Henredon tiered stands and more…

Mid-Century: Danish rosewood draw leaf table, J.L. Moller; multi-sectional Danish rosewood unit, H.G. Mobler; Knoll chairs and table; Vatne Mobler rosewood and leather sofa; five sets of vintage Vico Magistretti (Artemide) Stadio tables and Selene chairs; other Mid-Century; Set of 4 Barcelona style leather and chrome chairs; modern wood and chrome dining table, with a set of 8 leather and Lucite dining chairs, important designer; custom made cherry wine cabinet; cool design leather recliner chair and ottoman; Danish modern sofa; Knoll tulip table and set of 4 chairs ; like new tufted linen wing chairs, other like new modern lounge chairs; leather club chairs and ottomans; Everstar 100 bottle wine cellar and much more…

Large cameo glass Daum Nancy lamp; Meissen figures and tea set; Lalique; paintings on porcelain; French enameled boxes; fine crystal chandelier; Karl Springer signed hurricane shades; 20th C. Royal Vienna china set; pair of Sevres covered urns; Limoges enamel plaques; coin op Mermod Frere carved oak case music box; lg. Black Forest carved mantle clock; 65” Liverpool oak regulator wall clock; 3 piece malachite and bronze clock set; large bronze bull signed I. Bonhuer; bronze plaque by Frank Gaylord; other bronzes; French bronze mounted urns; Phrenology head; early icon and more…

Asian:  Pr. of fine Chinese porcelain vases, signed; other Chinese rose famille vases; Chinese blue and white porcelains including chargers; great Chinese bronze and champlevé brazier; silver and mixed-metal quail form incense; Chinese bronze Buddha figures; Chinese carved hardstones including jades; pair of early Chinese oxblood red covered jars and horses of the same ilk; Chinese framed tiles; large pair of Chinese celadon vases;  Chinese framed needleworks and art works; cloisonné Chinese jardinière; large selection of Japanese porcelains including Satsuma and Imari including floor vases; Japanese elephant figures; Cloisonne by Ando Jubei; Japanese swords; great Japanese mixed-metal vase and more…

Folk Art: Choice 19th C. carved and painted grey hound running dog, No 5, 60”L; fine Federal miniature cookie corner inlaid 3 dr. chest with star punched posts; various period small dresser boxes; 19th C. oil on board Civil War encampment, from West VA; exceptional 19th C. theorem/memorial on velvet in decorated frame;  Bennington VT decorated stoneware; early samplers; Danby VT game board; Sandwich colored glass candlesticks; dog andirons, other andirons; good early burl bowl; great collection of miniature paintings and silhouettes, American and English examples… 

American Art: Fine oils NH views by F.H. Shapleigh, B. Champney, S. W. Griggs, Wm Paskell and D. A. Fisher; large oil landscape by Emile Gruppe; large oil landscape George Inness; good selection of oil by Henry MacGinnis from the Walker estate including Orford village road, Mt Cube autumn, Baker Pond, other NH views, Provincetown Dock, Cape Breton and others; landscape oil by Roland Rood, great frame; oil western mtn. by Art Kober; oil landscape signed John F Carlson; oil by David Burliuk; oil, nude by John Sloane; watercolor by Bemelman other pencil and ink Ludwig Bemelman, Madeline; pencil and ink, Dr. Seuss; oil by Bernard Corey; Stephen Huneck dog; large acrylic, Mondrian Ladies by Peter Max, other Peter Max titled Zero Megapolis; several Peter Max pencil signed serigraphs; lg oil, beach scene by Michael Patterson; John Carlson oil; several 19th C primitive landscape paintings including Hudson River and more…

Other art: Fine winter Paris street scene by Maurice Utrillo with authentication, Prey Estate; 2 watercolors signed A. Pelaez-60; Chinese watercolor signed Chen Chi 1958; several oils by Maurice Bussett; oil by Boris Gregorie; oil by Mario Russo; oil, river journey by R. Tabuena; oil by G. Doussot; oil by Roland Oudot; selection of old master school paintings; large oils by Auge; antique dog paintings; oil Paris street scene signed Edouard Cortes; early Persian watercolors; oil signed Helion; watercolor signed Marie Laurencin; various Mid-Century posters; gouache, Charles Cobelle; abstract oil, Wayne Taylor; large collection of original artworks by Allan Mardon; abstract, Wilfredo Lam; oil, landscape, James Barnsley; large oil castaways by L. Gerold; oil, Grand Canal Venice by Al Thevenin; oil R. Farrington; oil on canvas mother with baby by Walter Goodall; oil by Albert Graves; oil interior genre by Louis Lasalle; pencil signed Erte; 19th C. Oil interior comical by E. Powell; many other signed European paintings.

Jewelry: Fine Art Deco platinum straight line bracelet with approx. 15 ctw. of choice round cut diamonds; approx. 11.5 ct natural sapphire ring likely Ceylon with approx. 2.75 cts of diamonds around; lovely sapphire and diamond pendant sapphire of rich color approx. 7.5 ct.; approx.; fine approx. 2.6 ct. round diamond ring in platinum; Art Deco 2 stone diamond ring approx. 2ctw in a filigree setting; many other diamond rings; choice approx. 5ct. emerald cut Columbian emerald ring antique setting; lovely antique platinum ring with diamonds and ruby; several antique diamond set bands; elegant Edwardian platinum and diamond bracelet with original box approx. 3ctw; fine French 18K white gold bracelet with diamonds and rubies; other gold bracelets with stones; signed Cartier retro pin with moonstones; great strand of South Sea pearls; sets of fine diamond and enamel earrings; 2 men’s Rolex wrist watches; ladies 18k gold Rolex watch; Piaget 18k gold men’s wrist watch; Baume Mercier men’s 14k gold watch other wrist watches; Jacques Roulet enamel pocket watch; 18k gold large hunter case watch Decimal Chronograph; other watches; Wm. Spratling bracelet; 18k gold bangles and much more

Silver: good selection including Tiffany bowls, other ornate baskets and bowls; flatware sets including Gorham Mythologique, Birks, “Queens”; Kalo sterling pieces horse and carriage serving piece; 2 large English silver salvers, other salvers inc. Tiffany & Co.; horse chase sterling charger; silver tea sets other sterling.

Misc.:  fine photograph by Ansel Adams, Moonrise Hernandez a gift to the consignor by Adams, other photos inc. Divola; letter signed A. Lincoln, framed; Prints: several by Isaac Friedlander; Jacques Villon; Toulouse Lautrec; Kathe Kollwitz, Guy Buffet; selection of Japanese woodblocks by Saito, Yoshida, Paul Jacoulet and others; Vintage Triumph motorcycle; life size artist made steel robot; Vict iron plant stand; other iron; early Mickey Mouse carnival cane, ca. 1930’s; early US map other maps; good English floor model celestial globe by Carey; early 2 part campaign chest with desk interior; early sundial; early ship paintings; other nautical…several antique cast iron planters and urns; cast cement outdoor recumbent lions and seated dogs; antique leaded and reverse painted lamps; pair of argand lamps; other lamps and more 

Oriental rugs: A good selection of estate antique rugs including early Heriz room sizes, Persian room sizes many antique runners and scatters early tribal rugs and more over 50 antique rugs and more…