For our 52nd annual Memorial Day Auction we are excited to present a wonderful collection of jewelry from the estate of Hilda Morgenstern late of Stowe VT; a 40 year collection of Chinese Export from a Pittsburg family; fine Americana from a life-long New England collector having an acute eye for rare objects; decorative items from the home of Bruce Willis along with many others will make for a most pleasurable day here in Plainfield NH. Below is a partial list, we are still sorting through the estate and will have much more in this sale!

Fine Estate jewelry: Impressive 6.39 ct. round diamond ring, GIA cert J color VS2; choice 3.15 ct. round diamond ring GIA cert F color VVS2; 4.24ct. modified square cut fancy yellow diamond, GIA cert VS1; 3.42 ct. round diamond ring, GIA cert Fancy color SI-1; Tiffany and Co. diamond solitaire ring 1.61 ct.; good 2.5 ct. round diamond ring; 2 ct. pear shaped and marquis cut diamond rings; approx. 4 ctw diamond bi-pass ring, several other 1 ct. plus diamonds; platinum 8 ctw. diamond emerald cut eternity band; signed Paolo Piovan coral and pearl multi strand necklace with diamond set clasp; 18K white gold diamond, emerald and blue sapphire bracelet, 147 round brilliant cut stones, approx. 21 ctw.; silver topped 18k sapphire and diamond brooch; many ladies 18k and 14k gold bracelets some with diamonds; several 18k gold necklaces; approx. 6 ctw.  diamond tennis bracelet; other diamond bracelets; pair of diamond drop earrings with approx. 4 ctw. diamonds; pair of diamond stud earrings; pair of sapphire and diamond earrings; pr. of diamond and emerald earrings; Georg Jensen 18k gold puzzle necklace; Tiffany trinity and mesh rings; selection of gold coin jewelry including pendants and earrings; several antique charm bracelets; many other gold coins; Mikimoto pearl necklace; collection of David Yurman jewelry, gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings; selection of men’s cuff links; 14k gold Tiffany cigarette case and much more jewelry  

Watches: Men’s Omega Constellation 18K gold wrist watch; Men’s Jaeger LeCoultre gold wrist watch; Men’s Junghans 18k gold wrist watch; 2 ladies Piaget gold wrist watches; ladies Omega 18k gold bracelet watch; Men’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual with box; various gold pocket watches including Tiffany, other watches  

Americana: Fine Federal inlaid mahogany sideboard attributed to the workshop of Thomas Seymour, Boston MA, ca.1810; rare maple RI single drop leaf QA table in a triangular form; choice QA mahogany shaped top tea table RI/ CT origin; a nice selection of New England QA maple highboys including NH example, some with fan carvings; 2 maple QA New England dressing tables (lowboys); 2 nice Federal corner cupboards with glass door tops; Chippendale VA walnut desk; rare and unusual walnut slant lid desk on frame likely ca. 1740; set of 6 country Chippendale CT River Valley chairs; Federal tiger maple butlers desk; Chippendale walnut slant lid desk, other early slant lids; Chippendale cherry chest on chest, ogee feet; PA walnut set back cupboard; several good Chippendale slant lid desks; Chippendale maple secretary; Chippendale maple tall chests; early day beds; early wainscot and bannister back armchairs; PA paint decorated 3 drawer dower chest; Enfield Shaker set back cupboard; Rare Shaker knee hole desk; antique work bench all refinished and ready for the kitchen; 2 part oak country store apothecary cabinet with sliding doors; set of 6 custom bow back Windsor style dining chairs; Shaker style harvest table made by Wm. Congdon; many choice 18th C. American tavern and tea tables; Federal games tables; many early light stands; Kittinger hunt board; many Period American chairs plus more  

European: late 19th C. French kingwood bureau plat with good ormolu mounts; impressive 18th C. Louis XV inlaid walnut armoire; fine inlaid sideboard signed Edwards and Roberts; good inlaid 2 part display cabinet Edwards and Roberts; fine Charles X inlaid birdseye maple pier table; Charles X inlaid birdseye maple center table; inlaid Charles X recamier and writing desk in birdseye maple;  fine English mahogany 2 part breakfront; Chippendale 2 part bookcases; early Spanish walnut trestle table; English burl wood partners desk; English Welsh dresser; set of 12 George III style dining chairs; double pedestal yew wood dining table;  set of 6 brass inlaid English Regency chairs; Edwardian inlaid dressing desk; Dutch marquetry inlaid 2 part cabinet; Maitland Smith library table and rent table; 19th C. English Japanned 2 part champagne chest; country French cherry farm table; pr. of antique French bergeres; 18th C. chinoiserie decorated valuables cabinet on stand; French Louis XV sofa pr. of small painted Venetian cabinets; well inlaid Syrian table and more  

Clocks: Chippendale PA tall clock; NH grandfather clock; Elmer Stennes dwarf clock; Elmer Stennes banjo clock; Tiffany and Co. carved oak bracket clock, 8 bells; bronze French sunburst wall clock;  and other clocks           

Accessories: (2) - 18th C. burl wood bowls; fine American memorial needlework on silk BH Cheever; various early needlework samplers including an 1829 example depicting the oldest house in Jim Thorpe PA; 1840 theorem w/c basket vibrant colors; early hooked yarn sewn hearth rug; several miniature portrait paintings, one signed Doyle; folk art canes; Filipe Archuleta melon; decorated stoneware including Lanier Meaders  face jug; good selection of antique dresser boxes and related; Tiffany and Co. decanter set; 2 antique Native American rugs; 2 early blue and white homespuns, including Ithaca NY; folk portrait paintings; pastel of George Washington; early needlework purse; Jess Blackstone birds; Marquesas carved bowl; Enterprise small coffee mill; folk art carved camel and dog early stitched purse  and more

Exceptional 19th C. English bronze jewelry casket, great metal  work and jeweled made by Francis Skidmore Coventry;  18th C. carved Ivory Madonna and child; Tiffany Studios floor lamp; 5 piece Tiffany Zodiac polychrome desk set; pr. of Baccarat banquet lamps; other quality lamps; 2 cylinder music boxes; after Remington bronze; pr. of iron floor candelabras; period French and English wall mirros and more

Asian: Approx. 200 piece collection of rose medallion and rose mandarin, including some rare examples many examples from Rear Admiral James F. Schencks estate; fine 19th C. Chinese rosewood table screen with famille rose porcelain plaque; good pair of Chinese famille rose porcelain plaques; set of 4 Chinese blue and white plaques; Chinese bronze Ju wine vessel, other early Chinese bronzes; Chinese blue and white tulip vase;  many early Chinese porcelain vases converted to lamps including copper red glazed; Chinese blue glazed dragon bowl; Chinese oxblood jar; fine Japanese 6 panel folding screen, cranes; large 7’ Chinese portrait painting ancestor in red dragon robe; several Chinese scroll paintings; and much more as we sort through the estate   

Glass/China: 3 pieces of colored R. Lalique glass; R. Lalique wall sconce; unusual glass vase signed Tiffany Favrile; selection of Rookwood pottery including portrait of an Indian; Picasso pottery plate; Annette Saint Gaudens pottery vase dated 1924; set of Waterford stemware; pair of large Meissen lamp; pr. Rolland porcelain figures and more  

Art: Fine oil on canvas, view of the Hudson River from Ossining NY, by Jasper F. Cropsey, with family history dating back to when Cropsey presented the painting; oil, “A path to the sea” by Thomas Doughty; fine oil signed Reginald Arthur; oil signed Magnus Zeller; fine oil artist and model by Ferdinand De Brackeleer; w/c children in snow by Paul Sample, other Paul Sample; oil by George Bigelow; oil summer scene by Forrest K Moses; oil on canvas signed Stanley Woodward; oil on canvas board signed Charles Curtis Allen; 2 oils by John Semple one of VT farm; oils game birds DK Forster; oil by AC Howland view in Williamstown VT; acrylic by Robert Philipp; oil by RV Boskerck; oil signed I Patrois; oil signed Warren Shepard; 2 oils by Claude Buck;  oil inscribed on reverse CT River near Windsor VT by Charles Partridge Adams; Edward Borein ink wash cowboy; pr. of Leonard Reedy western w/c’s;  oil still life Alice Redgrave; 3 early Old Master’s School oil paintings; Frans Snyder painting dogs; several early 19th C. American school portrait paintings; w/c Ebens House, Wm. Goadby Lawrence; 5 watercolors by H. Anthony Dyer; Native American theme photographs by Carl Moon; 1913 chromolithograph by Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon; pr. of Frederick Remington chromolithographs published RH Russell, ca. 1901; Currier and Ives “Ice Boat Race on the Hudson; Carl Rungius etching- caribou; woodblock, Walter Phillips; Rosalba Carriera miniature watercolor, other miniatures; Selection of prints including Renoir etching Sur La Plage; litho G. Braque; etching Mary Cassatt; Paul Cezanne print; 2 Andrew Zorn etchings; Picasso serigraph, costume designs; V. Vasarely; litho Alexander Calder; Chuck Close colored etching, “Figure in a Doorway” 1964, pencil-signed, numbered 38/50; Inge Morath silver gelatin print, “Saul Steinberg Mask Series”; Selina Treiff oil on paper, “Clown in Thought”, 1998, with original receipt, 28” x 34”; Paul Resika pastel, “Three Figures, Two in Red” 1986, with original receipt and much more

Silver: 6 piece Gorham sterling coffee and tea service; heavy Gorham sterling tea tray; water pitcher Wm Gale and Son; Tiffany sterling salver; 77 piece Whiting flatware set; other flatware sets; Anglo Indian silver tea set; early Chinese silver bowl; Dutch silver watch hutch; 2 - 18thC. silver salvers one by Bateman; and much more silver sold in lots. 

Carpets:  Over 50 quality Oriental rugs, room size, hall runners and scatters.

Misc: 2006 Cadillac DTS sedan, low miles; Steinway baby grand piano; pair of iron outdoor benches; large selection of good antique leather bound books sold in 3 large lots; pair of 12’ cast iron outdoor post lamps; large iron gate;  cast iron urns; iron patio table and 6 chairs signed Emilia Castillo; plus surprises!       

when Monday, May 27, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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