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Auction Description for Willis Henry Auctions Inc.: Americana & Estates Auction
Viewing Notes:
Auction preview is Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 11am-4pm, and Sunday morning, January 20, 2013 from 9am-10:45am. The auction starts at 11am. The location is the Holiday Inn in Rockland, Massachusetts.
Sale Notes:
A wonderful auction of 18th & 19th c. American (original paint) & Continental furniture; many outstanding paintings (C.H. Gifford, R. Swain Gifford, Emille Gruppe, Wilbur Dean Hamilton, etc.); Collections of Sterling Silver, Grueby Pottery, Painted Woodenware (including signed Hingham); Decorated Stoneware; Textiles; Oriental Rugs; Audubon Prints; Firearms & Civil War Ephemera, etc.

Americana & Estates Auction

by Willis Henry Auctions Inc.

Platinum House

297 lots with images

January 20, 2013

Live Auction

929 Hingham Street

Rockland, MA, 02370 USA

297 Lots
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MOONLIT WINTER LANDSCAPE

Lot 205: MOONLIT WINTER LANDSCAPE

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Description: Oil on canvas, Moonlit Winter Landscape, with pond and two Cape houses, signed l.l. "J. Wittier"(?), 9" x 12".

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PERSIAN RUG

Lot 206: PERSIAN RUG

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Description: Oriental scatter rug, Persian, central medallion shows some wear, four borders with fringe, 4' x 7' 9".

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TAVERN TABLE

Lot 207: TAVERN TABLE

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Description: Mahogany, 18th c. style, tavern table, cookie corner top, carved skirt, 20" square top, dark finish, 27" h.

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BASKETS, BOX, AND BOWL

Lot 208: BASKETS, BOX, AND BOWL

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Description: Coiled splint handled basket with wrapped handles, and openwork lid with handle, 10" l; Treenware turned box, with floral painted lid, 2 1/2" h; Small figured fruitwood bowl with raised foot, 4" dia; Small tightly woven basket with diamond and cross decoration, 3 1/4" dia.

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HANGING MIRROR AND COMB BOX

Lot 209: HANGING MIRROR AND COMB BOX

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Description: 19th c. Victorian folk carved hanging mirror and comb box, with miniature, side carved sconces, and reeded columns, tag reads "Great Grandma stated 'This is the best comb box she ever saw in her life.'", 24" h.

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OIL OF SAILING VESSELS

Lot 210: OIL OF SAILING VESSELS

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Description: Oil on canvas, sailing vessels with people, signed l.l. "Mrs. Thomas James", carved and gilded frame, 13 1/2" x 17 1/2".

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CURRIER & IVES PRINT

Lot 211: CURRIER & IVES PRINT

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Description: 19th c. hand-colored print, published by Currier & Ives, "New York Ferry Boat" flying American flag, with passengers fore and aft, old gilt frame, 10 1/2" x 14 1/2" (sight).

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THREE FRAMED PICTURES

Lot 212: THREE FRAMED PICTURES

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Description: Oval framed print of lovers, "Harrison Fisher, 1914", 10"; Calligraphy of two facing doves, "Grandpa & Grandma", matted, 5 1/4" x 8" (sight); Rectangular watercolor of pansies, signed l.r. "M.M. Jaquot", 4 x 10 1/4" (sight).

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SILHOUETTE AND OIL ON BOARD

Lot 213: SILHOUETTE AND OIL ON BOARD

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Description: 19th c. cut silhouette of a young lady, in a black carved frame, 3 1/4" x 2 3/4" (sight); and a 19th c. oil on mahogany board, of three men seated at a table in a tavern, with waitress in a long skirt, labeled "Little Art Shop, Providence, R.I." on back, gilt carved frame, 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" (sight).

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ROCKING CHAIR

Lot 214: ROCKING CHAIR

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Description: 18th c. New England four-slat rocking chair, coral red painted finish over black, large carved rockers, bell-shaped finials, rush seat, 16" seat h, 45" overall h, 21" w.

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DOUGH BOX

Lot 215: DOUGH BOX

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Description: 19th c. New England dough box, original red with early gray painted sides, canted and dovetailed construction, removable lid with chamfered edges, undercut for hand hold, sides cut for three finger grips, molded bottom, 11 1/2" h, 31" l, 18" d.

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TIEBACKS AND SEWING BIRD

Lot 216: TIEBACKS AND SEWING BIRD

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Description: Eight glass and metal curtain tiebacks, circular with red star design, 5" l; and a decorated metal sewing bird, with heart screw table clamp, 4" l.

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GILBERT SHELF CLOCK

Lot 217: GILBERT SHELF CLOCK

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Description: 19th c. walnut Eastlake shelf clock, original finish, intricate works with chime and bell, gilded glass with spider web, spider and fly, paper labeled on back "Ersa. Manufactured by Wm L. Gilbert Clock Co. Winstead, Conn.".

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HEPPLEWHITE STAND

Lot 218: HEPPLEWHITE STAND

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Description: 19th c. New England country Hepplewhite stand, pine, one drawer, original red with black over, 28" h, 20" sq top.

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ENGLISH CHIPPENDALE SIDE CHAIR

Lot 219: ENGLISH CHIPPENDALE SIDE CHAIR

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Description: 18th c. English Chippendale mahogany side chair, floral carved crest, carved ears, pierced and carved splat, inset seat, cabriole legs with carved knees.

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TAP TABLE

Lot 220: TAP TABLE

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Description: 19th c. pine and maple, one-drawer tap table, top with breadboard ends, tapered legs, old refinish, turned pull, dovetailed drawer, 27" h, 28 3/4" w, 20" d.

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TWO EARLY COOPERED CONTAINERS

Lot 221: TWO EARLY COOPERED CONTAINERS

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Description: Oak firkin with swing handle, in a black painted finish, early nailed lead repair, 12" to top of handle; and a very early green lidded pail, marked "Pastry", in a blue/green painted finish, 10 1/4" h.

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CHECKERBOARD

Lot 222: CHECKERBOARD

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Description: Pine checkerboard, green and natural wood field, first half of the 20th c., some discoloring, probably used on top of a barrel, 20" x 12".

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DESK BOX

Lot 223: DESK BOX

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Description: 19th c. mahogany desk box, with working key, purple velvet decorated interior, missing inset on lid, ink boxes and pen lid intact, 14" l.

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OIL BY C. BAKER

Lot 224: OIL BY C. BAKER

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas still life, three bananas and an apple on a table, signed l.l. "C. Baker '63", original deep molded walnut frame with gilt liner, 8" x 10".

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SETTEE

Lot 225: SETTEE

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Description: Mahogany, New England, Sheraton style settee, curvilinear arms, turned wood support, red and gold upholstery, 33" h (back), 4' 6 1/2" w.

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DUTCH SIDE CHAIR

Lot 226: DUTCH SIDE CHAIR

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Description: 18th c. Dutch marquetry inlaid side chair, inlaid with butterflies, songbird, flowered vines, vase on pedestal with flowers, cabriole legs with inlaid bead, claw and ball feet, inset seat, some marquetry missing throughout, 19" seat h, 42" overall h, 20" w.

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PASTEL BY J.H. ENSOR

Lot 227: PASTEL BY J.H. ENSOR

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Description: Early 20th c. pastel on academy board, still life of a wine bottle along with apples and grapes in a blue glass footed bowl, signed l.r. "J.H. Ensor", (Joseph H. Ensor, 1881-1960), gilt plaster frame, 13 1/2" x 17" (sight).

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PERSIAN RUG

Lot 228: PERSIAN RUG

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Description: Oriental rug, roomsize Persian, camel and cream background, central floral design over heavily decorated field, 10' x 6' 5".

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PERSIAN RUNNER

Lot 229: PERSIAN RUNNER

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Description: Oriental rug, Persian runner, red field with blue border, four panels, decorative design, 2' 8" x 9' 10".

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AFGHAN KAZAK RUG

Lot 229A: AFGHAN KAZAK RUG

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Description: Oriental rug, wool Afghan Kazak runner, burnt sienna field with blue crystal border, with eight central diamonds, 2' 9" x 10'.

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TEA TABLE

Lot 230: TEA TABLE

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Description: 18th c. American cherry wood, tip top tea table, original varnish finish, molded square top, tilts on diagonal, carved and turned shaft, carved leg with elongated feather and diamond extending to a small claw and ball foot, 29" h, 34 1/2" x 33 1/2" top.

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TWO PRINTS

Lot 231: TWO PRINTS

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Description: Early 20th c. colored lithograph, three-masted schooner "The Sea Witch", labeled on back "Robert Patterson artist", original gilded frame, 20 1/2" x 25 1/2" (sight); Photostatic copy of the foundation and superstructure of Minots Ledge Light House, near Cohasset, Mass., 1858, framed and glazed, 17" x 21 1/2" (sight).

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20TH C. ARMCHAIR

Lot 232: 20TH C. ARMCHAIR

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Description: Maple, black painted finish, spindleback, Sheraton style, "H" stretcher, gold circular logo shield of Harvard University on crest, 18" seat h, 33" overall h.

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HARVARD DIPLOMA, 1845

Lot 233: HARVARD DIPLOMA, 1845

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Description: 19th c. Harvard University Diploma for "Paul Willard" in Department of "Greek", August 27, 1845, signed by the President of Harvard, Josiah Quincy, from the John P. Richardson collection, Hingham, Mass., 9" x 13".

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CERAMIC PLATTER AND PUNCH BOWL

Lot 234: CERAMIC PLATTER AND PUNCH BOWL

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Description: 20th c. ceramic platter and punch bowl, red decoration, Wedgwood, Etruria pattern, footed bowl with the Harvard shields and 18th c. scenes of the Harvard campus, 5 1/2" h, 12" dia; and a serving platter with crimped pie edging, showing Harvard University, 1941, South Prospect of Harvard Along the Charles, 19" l.

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY DINNER PLATES

Lot 235: HARVARD UNIVERSITY DINNER PLATES

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Description: 20th c. set of 24 Harvard University dinner plates in red, showing scenes of Harvard University campus and buildings, c. 1840, Etruria and Barlaston, Wedgwood, (made in England), 10" dia.

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRINTS

Lot 236: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRINTS

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Description: Two colored prints of Harvard University: "Harvard Yard in Snow" by Chiang Yee, 1968, lithograph by Meriden Gravure Co., framed, matted and glazed, 8 3/4" x 24" (sight); Large framed print of "Harvard, 1636-1986", 350th year, 22 1/2" x 35".

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY SALAD PLATES

Lot 237: HARVARD UNIVERSITY SALAD PLATES

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Description: 20th c. set of 12 Harvard University salad plates, showing scenes of Harvard University campus and buildings, c. 1932, 9" dia; also four saucers (not pictured).

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SEAL OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY DIE

Lot 238: SEAL OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY DIE

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Description: 20th c. lead cube reverse printing die of the Seal of Harvard University, depicting latin motto "Veritas" within a shield, probably used in printing official stationary, 1 1/4" sq.

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Lot 239: "MODEL" ROCKING CHAIR AND TOY CRADLE

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Description: 19th c. "model" ladderback rocking chair, maple and tiger maple, woven oak splint seat, Hingham, Mass. history, "acquired in 1961 from Reuben Grigg, who owned the Wellington Furniture factory bldg. on South Street...", 6" seat h, 14" overall h; Early 20th c. doll's toy cradle, pine, 14" l, "made by Elwin Lincoln Fearing, (B. 1883). So. Pleasant St., Hingham; (JPR collection).

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CHILD'S STAND-UP CHAIR

Lot 240: CHILD'S STAND-UP CHAIR

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Description: 18th c. child's stand-up chair, pine, original red stained finish, deep tray front, slatted sides, forged nail construction, from the Randall Lincoln Estate, Hingham, "Revere" stenciled on bottom with history dating back to Mary Revere Lincoln, daughter of Paul Revere, (Note: rare form with Hingham/Revere history), 19 1/2" h, 18 1/2" l, (JPR collection).

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STONEWARE BOTTLES

Lot 241: STONEWARE BOTTLES

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Description: Four 19th c. stoneware bottles, "Comstock & Gove & Co.", "E.D. Weatherbee, Worcester", including a brown glazed ink bottle, (small chip at the base), all with Hingham history, (JPR collection).

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YARN WINDER

Lot 242: YARN WINDER

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Description: Late 18th c. yarn winder, maple and pine, in original red painted finish, mortised and pegged, original bentwood handle, treadle style, 27" h, 29" l, acquired from S. Randall Lincoln of Hingham, originally from the John Hersey family of Hingham, Mass., (JPR collection).

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WOODEN TOOLS, HINGHAM, MA

Lot 243: WOODEN TOOLS, HINGHAM, MA

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Description: Three 19th c. Hingham, Mass. wooden tools: Bettye Saw or Felloc Saw, ex. Bill Pierce, Hersey St., marked "C. Hersey", (found in the Cotton Hersey barn), 23" l; Twine Winder with twine, marked "RH" for Reuben Hersey, 18" l; Clamp, marked "EH" (Edmund) and "SH" (Samuel), "acquired at the Burns estate sale,...Samuel Hersey made boxes and toys on Hersey St. and Edmund Hersey had a box factory..., J.P. Richardson", 12" l; (JPR collection).

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TOWER TOY CO. BOX

Lot 244: TOWER TOY CO. BOX

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Description: Rare 19th c. Hingham "Tower Toy Co." box, walnut with walnut star inlays on four sides and on the lid, each with central inlaid circle, stamped with "T" on the bottom, "acquired from Mason Foley with history", JPR Old Fort House Coll. Hingham, 4 1/2" h, 5" sq, (JPR collection).

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MAP OF HINGHAM, 1873

Lot 245: MAP OF HINGHAM, 1873

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Description: Town of Hingham wall map, Plymouth County, Mass., surveyed under the direction of F.W. Beers, 1873, creases and minor tears and stains, original wood rollers, 60" x 43".

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HINGHAM OVAL BOX

Lot 246: HINGHAM OVAL BOX

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Description: Small 19th c. Hingham oval box, pine and maple, original natural finish with patina, wood peg construction and copper tacked fingers, small breaks on rim, yellow paper label under lid "manufactured by Sam...Hersey, H...Street, Hingham, Mass.", 1 7/8" h, 3 1/2" l, (JPR collection).

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JOSEPH LINCOLN'S CANOE PADDLE AND TOOLS

Lot 247: JOSEPH LINCOLN'S CANOE PADDLE AND TOOLS

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Description: Hingham decoy maker, Joseph Lincoln's, hand-carved wooden canoe paddle and box of tools, signed on paddle blade, "Found in J.W. Lincoln's shop, Gardner Street, Hingham, Mass. by M.A. Foley, 1947", 57" l; "Roasted and Ground Lava Coffee" pine box with wooden objects and tools, found in the workshop of J.W. Lincoln, including a small powder horn and ink bottle, (ex. Mason Foley, ex. J.P.R., Hingham, Mass.).

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19TH C. PRINTS

Lot 248: 19TH C. PRINTS

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Description: Three framed 19th c. hand-colored prints: South-eastern view of Kingston (Mass.), c. 1840; East view of the central part of Plymouth; and South-western view of the Hon. Daniel Webster's House in Marshfield (Mass.), c. 1840; all are 2 1/2" x 4" (sight).

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PAINTINGS BY MARGARET ATWOOD

Lot 249: PAINTINGS BY MARGARET ATWOOD

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Description: Two framed oil paintings on academy board, both signed l.l. "Margaret Atwood": flower covered dunes, "September", Margaret Atwood, Bay Road, Duxbury, 14" x 18"; and "September Marshes', Margaret Atwood, Bay Road, Duxbury, 1952, 14" x 18"; (Note: Margaret Atwood was the daughter of Eugene R. Atwood, co-founder of Grueby Pottery).

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PAINTINGS BY MARGARET ATWOOD

Lot 250: PAINTINGS BY MARGARET ATWOOD

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Description: Two unframed oil paintings on academy board, both signed l.r. "Margaret Atwood, 1954": "Jones River Boat Yard", (Kingston, Mass.); and the "Major John Bradford House", (Kingston, Mass.); both 14" x 18".

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