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A Fabulous New Year's Auction

Includes the contents of a South Woodstock VT mansion

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    Sunnyside, a spectacular VT estate
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    Boasting over 7000 square feet of luxurious furnishing to be sold unreserved
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    Set of China from the Estate of John P. Hume Ambassador to Austria during the Nixon/Ford Adm. with the Great Seal of the United States
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    1 of 2 oils by Thos. Curtin
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    2 of 3 works by Kees Verkade, ca. 1970's
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    18th C. PA
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    Early Asian objects
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    Selection of estate jewelry
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    Great selection of high-end modern
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    Russian Imperial porcelain

WHEN: Saturday, January 6
from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

PREVIEW: Friday, Jan 5th 2018 from 11:00am-6:00pm and morning of sale - or earlier 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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Please join us for our first auction of 2018! Included in this auction are the contents of a palatial S. Woodstock, VT mountain top retreat, 8000 square feet of period English and American furnishings, great quality custom and contemporary, fine Oriental carpets and many choice paintings. Other property to be sold from estates in Bethel VT New London NH, Pembroke MA, Greenwich CT and many others, all items sold unreserved, no internet bidding, no post-auction internet proliferation of the items you purchase and what you paid in Plainfield, NH!

Overview- Period 18th and 19th C. American and European furnishings including; 18th C. CT cherry bonnet top highboy; fine 18th C.  PA walnut highboy; Shell and vine carved 18th C, PA lowboy; 18th C. NE Chippendale maple chest on chest; 2 Chippendale 18th C. maple slant lid desks; Federal inlaid walnut tall chest; Chippendale maple tall chest, other good period chests; good selection of accent tables including inlaid Pembroke and games tables; 2 part PA set back cupboard with glass door top, other early smaller size country cupboards; 9” long drop leaf harvest table; early hutch table; sets of country chairs; early blanket chests some in old paint; tavern and tea tables; 2 part bold Chippendale corner cupboard with glass door top, other corner cupboard; early country floor model apothecary; selection of country furniture by Eldred Wheeler;  and more good country

Early 18th C. English burl walnut chest on barley twist frame; 2 fine English buffets; 18th C. French walnut armoire with inlay; 2 English Welsh dressers; 2 early English burl walnut chests of drawers; 2 early English burl walnut slant lid desks; English 18th C. Chippendale triple chair back settee; 2 part French walnut cupboard; Early French walnut 2 door cupboard; 2 country French tables; unique hand painted corner cabinets, cat motifs; early European kas; early paneled oak lift top box; coffee table made of early European elements; Classical window seat with swan’s neck arm supports; other European

2- 18th C. PA tall clocks, brass works and fine carved walnut cases; 2 period English tall case clocks with brass works; tall clock dial signed Elliot London, other clocks

 High-End Custom:  Large banquet table in the English Regency style with leaves great quality; a set 10 of Chippendale style dining chairs; quality Baker furniture including sideboard, other formal set of dining chairs and double pedestal table; set of 8 English Regency style black painted and parcel gilt armchairs; English yew-wood partner’s desk with tooled leather top and matching office cabinet; Maitland Smith games table; pair of French style bergeres, over 6K new;  many quality seating chairs and leather living room furniture including Century brown leather sectional sofa; pair of leather and paisley upholstered Sherrill sofas; Natuzzi leather chairs and ottoman; Deco style brown leather sofa; red leather wing chair and ottoman; 2 king size sleigh beds, one with 8k Tempur-Pedic adjustable mattress; 2 Queen size modern beds like new, other beds; collection of Eldred Wheeler painted furniture chests, chairs, tables and accessories; pair of glazed earthenware stands by Tariki and much more…

Art: oil by Emile Gruppe, winter scene; oil landscape signed Charles W. Knapp, 2 oils by Thomas Curtin, w/c boat by Paul Sample, w/c skiing scene signed Dwight Shepler, oil Dubois Hasbrouck, flowing trees; oil abstract dancer by Harold Weston, oil by Ogden Pleissner presented by his wife; lg. oil Conway Meadows NH; Julio Diego and Diego Rivera w/c’s; oil Chinese portrait signed Zhang; oil signed Menkes; oil portrait Italian girl E. Von Blaas; oil landscape signed Stockel, oil Robt Philipp; Oil, G Klapper; Oil, abstract, Minna Citron; w/c, street scene, Gabriel Spat; Oil, figures, Lois Lupp Alton; w/c birds signed Neville Cayley; w/c pheasants in flight, Noel Dunn; 3 vintage w/c sketches “The knave of hearts” Maxfield Parrish, selection of Maxfield Parrish prints from a local family; early oil, Old Masters, school of Jacob Jordaens; French school oil, “ A forest in Fontainebleau, attrib. to Alex De Faux; 2- 19th C. American school portraits, family prov. James Duke and Abraham Pierson, Yale; primitive oil of Niagra Falls; selection of modern art including prints by Picasso, Chagall, Andre Masson, Alph Mucha, Massino Campigl, S. Dali and Bernard Buffet, Hogarth and Piranesi prints, Thomas Moran “Gates of Venice” and Martin Gaesser;  photos signed Adolph Fassbender NYC and others, other photo “ A Christmas Carol” of Tiny Tim and Scrooge by Wolff; Thos. W. Nason woodcut; graphite sketches; fine pair of large folio engravings “Jerusalem in her grandeur” and “Jerusalem in her fall” by C. Mottram- 1860; several early city scape engravings and etchings; engravings Nudes by Bloemaert;  posters including Dartmouth Ski and Middlebury, other posters; Ogden Pleissner litho, bird hunting; 3 antique Audubon lithos; lithos by Mort Kunster, western scenes; early auto advertising poster, Lancia Auto Torino; other art;


Accessories: Carved dog, school of Felipe Archuleta, carved cat by Mike Rodriguez; French shoe makers sign; 3 bronze sculptures, signed Kees Verkade; bronze by A. Carrier Belleuse, other bronze sculptures; early terra cotta bust of Augustus Caesar; marble pedestals; selection of early American Federal, Chippendale and Q.A wall mirrors one with Elliot label; many good early inlaid tea caddies; antique Muratti’s cigarette store display case; early painted tin fish trade sign; early carousel horse and child’s sleigh and carriages; unique antique full size copper tub; hobby horse; Ships binnacle, Negus NY, large ships model under glass, other nautical, early English writing boxes on stands; pre-Columbian textile fragment; several early homespun coverlets, some signed; early Washington related broadside; doorstops; antique eagle carving;  pr. of horse hitching posts; Chinese and other good table lamps;  2 vintage hanging lights, from a NYC brownstone, art glass shades signed Quezal; antique student lamps; Tiffany Studios frame; Regina music box; and much more

Set of China from the Estate of John P. Hume Ambassador to Austria during the Nixon/Ford Adm. with the Great Seal of the United States, along with matching stemware and 20 albums containing pictures and letter from US and foreign dignitaries during that period; Russian porcelain including Imperial St Petersburg tea set; Russian Imperial bowl with double “Heraldic” eagle painted center; 19th C. Russian chalice cover, gold and silver needlework; 1896 Coronation English Staffordshire cow spills or vases; 2 Chelsea bird figures; Mettlach stein; selection of early Delft; set of Portmeirion china- Botanic Garden; Spode set sold by Tiffany and Co.; service for 12 Lenox “Tuxedo”; set of German china; cabinets are full of glass and china,

Asian: Including porcelains; 2 large Imari covered urns other Imari; fine Rose Medallion punch bowl with gilt, other famille rose; selection of Chinese blue and white porcelains; pair of Chinese covered jars; 3 early signed Chinese bronze censers; early carved Chinese table screen with jade plaque; selection of Japanese Netsukes, early Asian Ivory carvings; pr. of signed Japanese bronzes; Japanese wood cuts; Asian scrolls; Chinese lacquered dragon trunk; pair of large carved and gilt Burmese kneeling monks; large pr. of Chinese Ancestor portraits; etc.

Estate Jewelry and silver including Tiffany sterling flatware; Tiffany sterling dresser set; many other lots of sterling; several antique platinum pins some with diamonds, antique sapphire and diamond ring, several pieces of carved green jade jewelry some set with diamonds including an impressive necklace, hardstone and gold cameo suite; pin with jade signed Cartier, diamond bracelet, sapphire and diamond bracelet; gold watches  and other estate jewelry still sorting; gold coins including two $20 Saint Gaudens, MS $10 gold coin, several other gold coins

Rugs: Greek key painted canvas floor cloth by Ellen Eckworth; great selection of Oriental Rugs including large room size to general room size, hall size and many scatters, old and newer; selection of antique quilts and coverlets; and much more