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Very Good Old Fashioned NH Country On-Site Auction

The Connie Forsham Estate - North Wilmot Road

  • Very Good Old Fashioned NH Country On-Site Auction
    Historical 19th C. home, lovingly known as "Happyacres"
  • Very Good Old Fashioned NH Country On-Site Auction
    One of many 19th C. oil paintings
  • Very Good Old Fashioned NH Country On-Site Auction
    Carved wood Punch & Judy puppets
  • Very Good Old Fashioned NH Country On-Site Auction
    Continental and sterling silver - small selection of jewelry
  • Very Good Old Fashioned NH Country On-Site Auction
    Period American furnishings
  • Very Good Old Fashioned NH Country On-Site Auction
    Ken says, "People are dying to see this sign" one of two early signs
  • Very Good Old Fashioned NH Country On-Site Auction
    Chippendale cherry desk with history
  • Very Good Old Fashioned NH Country On-Site Auction
    Several pieces of antique oak and Mission furnishings
  • Very Good Old Fashioned NH Country On-Site Auction
    Great carved frame
  • Very Good Old Fashioned NH Country On-Site Auction
    Large Royal Dux polar bear

WHEN: Wednesday, August 23
from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

PREVIEW: Day of sale from 8:00AM

WHERE: North Wilmot Road - Wilmot, NH

From I-89 take exit 11 and travel on RT 11 East for approx. 6.5 miles, turn left on route 4-A north for approx. 3 Miles, turn right onto North Wilmot Road for a short distance to auction site. Located next to library and congregational church

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We are delighted to have been selected to sell the contents of the Connie Forsham estate from the premises of her historical home. The home known as "Happyacres" has been in the family for 4 generations and was constructed in the early 19th C. The home was owned by the Goodhue/Campbell/Forsham estates of 3 generations, its present owner Betsy Forsham is the 4th generation owner. Please plan to join us under tents at this wonderful historic home, many interesting items will cross the block - all sold un-reserved. Betsy donated many historical items to the Wilmot Historical Society and to Colby Sawyer. A few additions added to round the sale.

In Part: Choice 18th C. 36” Chippendale cherry Connecticut River Valley slant lid desk w/double step interior, pigeon hole and drawers inc. fan carved, case with 4 graduated drawers on ogee bracket feet-old brass; other 38” Chippendale cherry slant lid desk with fitted interior on bracket base; NH 36” Chippendale maple graduated 6 drawer chest with blanket drawer, cornice molded top on bracket base; other 37” Chippendale maple graduated 6 drawer chest; good Federal 4 drawer chest w/curly maple drawers-shaped apron on French feet; Chippendale two-part corner cupboard on bracket base; grain painted set-back country cupboard; NH country Sheraton chest; other Sheraton chest; Q.A. oval tap table; 36” tiger maple blanket chest w/2 real and 2 simulated drawers on bracket base; unique Chippendale 4 drawer chest w/multi-drawer cabinet top; sev. stretcher base maple and pine tavern tables; Shaker 4 drawer chest on bracket base; sev. early Windsor chairs inc. arm; 19th C. Wm. and Mary style two-part highboy; New England cherry 2 drawer blanket chest; cherry and pine New England hutch table; Federal candle stand; Hepplewhite Sheraton night stands; D.R. Dimes hanging cabinet; old trundle bed; other country

Victorian: Hallet and Davis square grand piano; sev. Mission oak furniture pieces inc. a  Stickley rocker; square oak table; walnut dining table; double side by side oak file cabinet; Vict. walnut bookcase; Empire card tables; set of  Vict. spindle chairs; oak grandfather clock; oak 5 drawer chest; Diamond Dye cabinet; etc.

Accessories: Four “800” silver platters; sterling silver covered tureen; sterling flatware set; English silver demitasse spoons; Tiffany silver demitasse spoons; other silver; good Steuben bowl w/receipts from Gumps; Nippon chocolate set; enameled glass; lg. A & M bisque head doll; sev. other bisque and other dolls; doll accessories; large lot of linens; good early homespuns; closet full of quilts; closet full of vintage clothing-men’s and women’s; fox fur coat; early toys; xylophone instrument w/case; guitar; old tennis rackets; ice and roller skates; miniature country sofa; spinning wheel and yarn winder; Federal mirror w/reverse painted tablet; assortment of  Imari china.

Other: R. Whiting shelf clock; schoolhouse and other clock; huge advertising sign “Undertaker”; “Happyacres” carved sign; early maps; sev. pieces of jewelry; button collection; sev. oil paintings 19th C. some signed Josie Goodhue; sev. oil lamps inc. Sandwich Glass; baskets; old Wilmot and New London town reports; wooden wheelbarrow; old dog and traverse sleds; 8 bags of Timberline asphalt shingles; architectural finial; mixing bowls; pair of hog scraper candlesticks; sev. pieces of pattern glass; stereopticon viewer; crocks and jugs inc. some with blue design; chopping bowls; transfer china; demi-john bottle; box of cook books; much more.

Several Oriental rugs in scatter and room size

Sale per order of Elizabeth (Betsy) Forsham

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