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Next Auction Date: Sunday 9/15/19 @ Noon!

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Details for Sunday June 25th 2017:
Auction begins at Noon

Spectacular unreserved estate fresh auction.

Over 500 lots, unreserved estate fresh with no internet bidding

The majority of the auction is from 3 estates, 1 major estate from Carriage House of the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park (head of GQ magazine), also a major estate from Lenox, Mass (Stokes) a prominent Lenox family also several lots from a closed prestigious Lenox B & B pus additions.

Victorian, Oak, Lamps, Clocks, Mission: Incredible heavily carved console with full bodied winged cupid sides. Carved top to bottom, super kneehole cylinder secretary with burled trim and fancy crest, heavily burled 2 piece marble top bedroom set with North wind head crest, super Biedermeier cylinder roll secretary, 2 large raised panels – roll top desks and 1 60” c – roll desk. Fabulous leaded glass multi panel room divider, signed Tiffany Studios, counter balance bronze floor lamp, several leaded domes, panel lamps, piano lamp, domes, pool table lamp, pr. Green to clear oil lamps, deco slip shade, file and type set cabinets several stacking bookcase, collection of thonet bentwood furniture, 2 nice cheval mirrors, clock shelf with carved putty, great figured maple fire screen with scenic needlepoint, nouveau server with leaded top, oak crank tables with 6 chairs, 3 sweet size safes with combos, hanging leaded curio cabinet, Oscar Bach planter, rare pair of early Gus Morris chairs (as found), Quaker mission craft Morris chair, unusual Mortis Tiger Maple taborette, 2 door bookcase #929 (lifetime). Leather top library table, Gus Childs rocker, L & JG rocker, drop front desk #5946, 3 section dressing screen with scenic top, contemporary mission spice cabinet, Verne Martin French scenic music cabinet. Extremely rare Eli Terry Jr. experimental banjo cock with original reversed painted tablet, face and labels, super napoleon figural military lamp with canon, figural mantel clock, Tiffany travel clock, French marble clock with lady and gentlemen with doves and porcelain face, gallery, carriage, gingerbread, skeleton clocks, cylinder and disc. Music box, 1897 Johnson globe 12”, large marble pedestal and bust, pair of Victorian garnitures with heads, nice leaded windows. Great selection of 19th c pierced carved rosewood furniture including an incredible Rosewood pierced carved recamier with animal floral carvings, spectacular rosewood pierce carved oval center table with bird finial (carved top to bottom), unbelievable pierced carved sofa with animal carved arms (must see) spectacular Rosewood folding chair with animal, temple carvings, large and small round Rosewood lamp Tables with full carved animal legs, most unbelievable pair or Rosewood pedestals with fully carved posts, Rosewood sleepy hollow chair with swing out foot supports, pair of oriental carved chairs with dragon arms, oriental tea table plus more.

Period, Country, Needlework, Sampler, Fraktur, Crocks, etc: A fabulous selection of Estate fresh earlies most in original finish and paint. Super hand carved nude, mermaid figurehead with some original paint. Awesome large oval bridal box in original decoration, fabulous set of 6 tiger maple chairs with carved splat backs, 3 nice tiger maple 1 & 2 drawer stands, tiger maple counter, tiger maple high post rope bed, 2 nice corner cabinets, one with barrier back and cut out shelves, Several other cupboards in red and grain painted, unusual oval grain painted shaker box with fingers, 2 signed shaker chairs, one ladder back #3, 1 boudoir chair, large shaker storage box in red. Shaker pin cushion, needlepoint holder, brushes, late 18th c swing, leg drop leaf table with club feet in Cherry. Mayflower chair, period formals tilt top in Mahogany with bird cage and condruvned edge, period chest with graduated drawers, large gilt hollow tin horse head, eagle weather vane, whirligig of man sawing original paint, period federal mirror with mahogany and gild with bird finial, Albany blanked box with eagle decoration, sugar chest on turned legs, pr. Early duck decoys, glove form, spoon toll sign. Several period carved blanket chests 2 with carved fronts, Chippendale cherry chair (said belong to commander Perry), large bronze flag pole eagle, several benches and wagon seats, some in paint. Push cart child’s wagon with mohair horse, wooded wheel dolls surrie in blue and yellow. Original stenciled sleigh (Halton), several period tip and turn tables. 1857 wood stove (Ransom and Co Albany), (the alpine) super milliners head in original paint, jointed marionette in original paint, horse counter balance, enterprise #2 coffee grinder, small oval box with sponge flowers, large maple canopy bed, 2 federal acanthus carved tables, awesome mechanical tobacco cutter, squirrel boot scrapper, a dozen 18th & 19th c samplers and Fraktur (check the web for photos), over 20 crocks also baskets, boxes, copper, tableware plus tons more.

Advertising, Toys, Country Store: Extremely rare 10’ spring driven airplane game (all original), said to be from Coney Island, rare all original bicycle repair sign with cigar and tobacco and tonics (John Guthrie)(awesome 5’ bean counter, nice coke machine in original paint. Also box of 1970 coke trays, case coke bottles, several porcelain ad signs, am seal white head, exlax thermometer, town talk bread, super oak, roller calendar, early fine engine and horse drawer “transfer wagon” neon moose head light in 4 colors, mohair pull toy, German stage coach thorobred pin ball machine, shuffleboard table, great candy store brass cash register, globe brewing ad poster, several early toys including football gun ball game, 1970’s 4’ gum ball dispenser, drum whiskey drum clock by maclaren signs, plus several country store show caes. Plus more.

Mid Century Moderate, Retro and Sculptures: 2 Bill King chemistry aluminum sculptures, 3 signed bronze accentuated faces and nose, large round button chair signed Seleg, unusual pair of fiberglass hands, exceptional sideboard with tamour roll base and sliding glass doors singed Dyrlund in pristine condition, fantasy iron chair designed by Peter Cooper, chrome and leather chair recliners by Zevi Italy, multi drawer stand by Harvey Probber, scenic tile of lady by Ulla Darni, cement sculpture by design technics, 6 chairs signed Knoll, dated 1971 chrome and tufted leather chair, eames style laminated chair and stool signed Gordon, unusual puzzle table, 2 super metal industrial cabinets, pr. Retro side tables, double corner chair and table and double chair signed chromcraft, large etch mirror, selection of “wheat” Heywood Wakefield, great club leather wing back and stool, also a plush leather pub style sofa. Danish cylinder desk chest with pullout sock drawers, desk signed MV #70/1 Denmark. Items by Pederson and Hansen, full beveled mirror commode, chrome arched wall mount lamp, deco blanket chest “Roos Chests with clock, Lucite table with glass top, super pair of Lucite work horse, sofa table by Nordisk. Andels-Eksport, Denmark, pair of great lamps with 2 hand holding shade, light up globe with airplane base, set of 4 chairs by Sackneir, double chair by Anonimal Castelli Italy. Great sofa by Milo Boughman, set of 4 chairs by Finn Juhl, pair of chairs by Saarinen (tulip), Retro lamp with ripple shade, (check the web more photos coming as we unload) Barcelopunger recliner, garden and outdoors items. Several cast iron urns, pair of ur ns with Rose design, urn with lion mounts, awesome cast iron base table with floral finial and Pietra Dora marble top, Cast iron grape vine bench, awesome wrought iron lamp (sounce), fancy oval iron base table, super antique cast iron twig bench, pair of French spring chairs with arms, large fountain with 3 bowls and Ingrid base, iron base table with stone top, rare cast iron golfer antique in original paint, troft with copper liner in original paint, nice 7 piece aluminum deck set with lily motif, fancy planters with floral design, iron table planters benches plus much more.

Silver, China, Glass, Rugs: Incredible amount of Sterling, Coin and period Silver all Estate fresh. Spectacular English 5 piece silver tea set ( Stokes) with tip pot, intricate with carved wood handles over 150 onz., Large Tiffany bowls, nut cracker, shoe horn, large Jensen Bowl, 3 large flatware sets (12 piece place setting) several pieces of late 18th to early 19th c silver, also candlesticks, bowl, salts, laddles, service pieces exceptional 14 piece hand painted fish set, Victoria carlesbad Austria, 15 piece royal Vienna hand painted tea set, 3 nice piece Copland spode in cobalt blue, 6 royal vienna quail plates, lalique bowl, several early spode plates and chargers, nice black bear cub rug, pr. Of nouveau vase, collection of boxes, 2 pair of andirons, 2 hair wreaths, several estate rugs in all sizes, including room size, 14 x 5 runner, all antique hand made estate fresh.

Black Memorabilia, Paintings, Louis Vuitton: Super original Louis Vuittion trunk in very nice condition (went all over the world) #133822. The best pair of boy & Girl 1920’s large hand carved black dolls with original clothing and original paint (cloth body wood head and arms), exceptional 19th c redware colored man card holder, signed, early puppet with jointed cloth body and celluloid head, 2 colored carved bensee 1888 busts, pair of vintage rag dolls, colored folk art painting girl with dog A. romano 14 (Jody and Sam), colored man and banjo by Mac, Ad box Sm black zinfandel plus more, wonderful selection of fabulous period paintings incluing painting Williams III on canvas, Marke Willaim Rex 1690 signature J_____Pirx 49" x 39", Pair of Portraits of Bernice Darwin Ames by Frederick E. Church. Early portrait marked Elliss Davs? 468N153st, several early oil on canvases some signed large o/c of cows, minature painting on brnze easel frames, inidan chief painting on silk, 2 ship engravings signed and numbered plus much more.

Military Instruments Political Railrood swords and Guns: Spectacular original ruger 45 black powder presentation S.S. never fired (a beauty) with case also Remington 44 black powder with case (both estate fresh), German officers luftwaffe Dagger with Scabbard also swords, Samuri, Bayonette, Harrison and Morton poster, minature painting General George ashe, appr. 75 Harpers, Frank Leslie and NY Illustrated newspapers of civil war. Am flag, also embroder eagle “america Forever”, WWI army reg. Mass civil war discharge, “Charles Sloper 1869, civil war ammo case, cammander Perry Steel engraving, Political satire pictures by Ed Sorel, Creedmore mechanical bank, early 19th c large boat anchor, a rare Kelvin Wilfred and White, spherical Binnacle compass with cover, awesome buff gold oversize transit in original case, Bausch and Lomb microscope, Mcallister (R.J Beck), pair of Boston and Albany brass door handle, North Adams porcelain train sign 1872. Eagle Hose #2 certificate, 1877 train whistle, early cabbose light with globe, pair of early boat throttles, several railroad lanterns, early fan (tiny), railroad sign, large photo of race track in Gt. Barrington with jockeys coat. Plus more.

Mustang: Estate fresh 1994 Mustang convertible 3.8 fuel injected V-6 with 117k in excellent condition.

Terms Cash or Good Check. Visa, MC, Discover & Amex. 18% Buyers Premium 15% for cash or good check. Absentee & Phone bids accepted (No Internet bidding). For more info call Ralph at Gallery 518-781-3650 or 413-442-2537.

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Ralph Fontaine's Heritage Auctions, Inc.
Route 22, Canaan, NY  12029

Gallery tel. (518) 781-3650
Mass. Office tel. (413) 442-2537
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