June 19, 2022 Auction
    
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G.W. (Bill) SAMAHA, b. 1931, Milan, Ohio and Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts<br>
Bill and his late partner Madeleine Fisher at the Brimfield Antiques Market.<br>
Approx. the first 250 lots are G.W. Samaha items. Following, starting at lot 300, are selected items from collectors…  MORE

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Lot 1 :
CONNECTICUT CHIPPENDALE CHERRY BLOCK-FRONT CHEST
untouched surface, molded top, four graduated drawers, bold ogee feet; 32"h; case 32"w; 19"d; top 35.75"w
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Old brass in original holes; shrinkage split to sides.  
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

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Lot 2 :
18TH C. QUEEN ANNE MIRROR
old surface, shaped crest with gilded pierced floral medallion and gilt border, 2 panels with original glass bordered with gilt edge; 40"h; 16.5"w
3" piece of veneer missing on right edge, small veneer loss to bottom left corner; small gilt piece…  MORE
Estimate: $600 - $800

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Lot 3 :
MARQUETRY INLAID CUTLERY BOX
shaped divider with mortised handle and diamond cut-out, banded inlay; 14.25" w; 10.25" d; 5"h  
Estimate: $500 - $700

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Lot 4 :
MASSACHUSETTS INLAID MAHOGANY SHELF CLOCK, DAVID WOOD
c. 1810, signed on dial David Wood, Newburyport, dial painted with man fishing by a stream; ornate line and geometric inlay, original brass side handles and finials; 32.5"h (not incl. 2" finial); 12"w; 5.5"d
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Feet may be replaced.  
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 5 :
MASSACHUSETTS WEIGHT-DRIVEN WALL CLOCK, TABER
c. 1805, Elnathan Taber, Roxbury, Massachusetts
etched on plate inside Made by E. Taber, Roxbury, Massachusetts
dial signed, worn not legible, mahogany cased; 32" h; 8.5"w; 4"d
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Some paint loss to face.  
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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Lot 6 :
FEDERAL WEIGHT-DRIVEN EGLOMISE BANJO CLOCK
white painted dial; the painted throat flanked by brass tendrils; over box with eglomise painted door depicting naval battle between American and British ships; original gilding, 38"h incl. gilded acorn finial; 10.5"w; 4"d
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Paint restoration on ship scene;…  MORE
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

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Lot 7 :
RARE SCOTTISH STICK BAROMETER, ADIE & SON, EDINBURGH
mahogany cased, inscribed D McGregor/ Agent / Glasgow & Greenock, brass slide on side; 24"h; 3"w; 2"d
Collection G.W. Samaha
Adie & son was a partnership between the renowned instrument maker Alexander Adie and his son John. They held a Royal…  MORE
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 8 :
NEW ENGLAND QUEEN ANNE BONNET-TOP HIGHBOY
the upper case with molded full broken-arch, three short drawers over four graduated drawers; the lower case with one long over three short drawers, the center drawer with fan carving; original brass; shaped skirt with acorn drops; cabriole legs ending…  MORE
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

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Lot 9 :
NEW ENGLAND QUEEN ANNE MAPLE LOWBOY
molded over-hanging top, one over three drawers with original brass, center drawer with fan carving; cabriole legs ending in pad feet, 31.5"h; case 28.5"w; 18"d; top 34"w, 22.5"d
Collection of G.W. Samaha  
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 10 :
NEW ENGAND QUEEN ANNE MAHOGANY TEA TABLE
molded edge top with 3" overhang, drawer to apron with original brass; 30"w; 19"d; 28"h
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Right side handle has bottom drop element missing; small chip out of front right pad foot.  
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 11 :
19TH C. PAINTED CAST IRON MECHANICAL BANK, NOVELTY BANK
J & E Stevens, original paint, stamped with date of US patent, 10/28/1873; 7"h; 4.75"sq.
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Minor paint wear.  
Estimate: $700 - $900

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Lot 12 :
CAST IRON OPTOMETRIST/ OCULUS TRADE SIGN
19th c., with painted and gilded decoration, 18"w; 6.5" h
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Age appropriate surface wear.  
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 13 :
PAINTED WOOD SIGN, STOP...GO NO FURTHER
the reverse reads Sitha / what big prize, with forged iron bracket; 24.5"w; 4.75"h
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Paint worn in spots, nice old surface.  
Estimate: $300 - $500

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Lot 14 :
18TH C. NEW ENGLAND PAINTED PINE SHELF
three shelves, remnants of original old red paint; 43.75" h; 46"w; 16"d
Collection G.W. Samaha  
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 15 :
OVERSIZED MERGANSER DRAKE DECOY, ROSS
Willie Ross, carver (Chebeague Island, Maine 1878-1954)
with painted decoration, 26"long
This model of decoy was selected for a two-page spread in John Dinan's Maine chapter of "The Great Book of Wildfowl Decoys." The caption reads, "Merganser by Willie Ross"
Collection of…  MORE
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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Lot 16 :
PAIR OF MINIATURE MALLARD DECOYS, GILLEY (Maine, 1904-1983)
sgn. by W.H. Gilley/Mallard, 8.5"tall; and a female, sgn. by W.H. Gilley/Mallard (female), 8"tall
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Damage to back, growth ring separated; small paint loss there.  
Estimate: $400 - $600

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Lot 17 :
(on 6) 19TH C. PAINTED CANVAS-COVERED DUCK DECOY
exposed wood head and tail, sgn. in pencil Clinton Keith/ Kingston Mass; 10.5"h; 21" long; along with; a blue winged teal drake; 12"; an early painted decoy, sans head; 14"; a duck head sans body; 7"h.; a narrow full-bodied duck;…  MORE
Estimate: $400 - $600

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Lot 17A :
(on 3) 20TH C. PAINTED DUCK DECOYS
PINTAIL DUCK sgn. and incised H.V. SHOURDS 1981, also sgn. in pen, glass eyes, 16"; 6"; along with a PAIR OF MINIATURE DUCK DECOYS both sgn. Richard Watson/Fair Haven, Mich./"78"; 7.5"; 3.5"h  
Estimate: $300 - $500

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Lot 18 :
BOSTON CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY OX-BOW CHEST
c. 1770, untouched condition with original brasses and surface; blocked ends, ball and claw feet with scrolled knees; 32.25"h; case 33"w, 22"d; top 38.5"w
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Sold at Sotheby's Important Americana, New York, January 18 & 19, 2008, lot #306
Collection…  MORE
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

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Lot 19 :
THE WHITE FAMILY CHIPPENDALE BRASS ANDIRONS
attrib. Revere and Son, Boston, 1785-1810
faceted ball and spiral flame finials, faceted shaft on ball and claw feet; inscription on front panels PEREGRINE WHITE / FIRST WHITE CHILD BORN / IN PLYMOUTH MASS / HIS ANDIRONS, 25"h
Collection of G.W. Samaha
…  MORE
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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Lot 20 :
DIMINUTIVE BOSTON/SALEM MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE TABLE
oval drop leaves, finely carved ball and claw feet with cutout skirt; 26.75"h; 36"w; 13"d;
when open 36"diam.
Collection of G.W. Samaha  
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 21 :
SET OF (3) 18TH C. NEW ENGLAND FAMILY TREE WATERCOLORS
BUTLER/PERKINS/LOWE
the first: the origin starts with Elisabeth Butler..1719 married 1737 Isaac Perkins...1707; thirteen additional members ascend up the tree ranging from 1739 to 1764;
the other's origin starts with Sarah Perkins...1711 married 1734 Jonathan Lowe...1708;
sixteen addition members ascend up the…  MORE
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

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Lot 22 :
(on 3) 19TH C. SAILOR'S WHALEBONE CARPENTRY TOOLS
a small saw, 11.5" (cracks and two chips in handle; and (2) planes, 9.5" and 6"
Collection of G.W. Samaha  
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 23 :
SAILORS OVAL WHALEBONE DITTY BOX WITH CARVED LID
exotic wood oval lid with carved fluted pinwheel with monogram mother-of-pearl button PRB, and chip carved border; 6"h; 11"w; 8"d
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Age splits in the bone at strap, commensurate with age.  
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

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Lot 24 :
19TH C. PAINTED HALF HULL, LIZZIE WILLIAMS
label on reverse Bank Lizzie Williams / Bank off Kodiak Island / April 22, 1889; board 44" by 8"
Collection of G.W. Samaha  
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

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Lot 25 :
LARGE 19TH C. PAINTED HALF HULL
36" by 8.5"; mounted on board 42" by 15.5"
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Shellac beaded.  
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 26 :
(2) WHALEBONE- HANDLED, INLAID ROLLING PINS
19th c., the larger with diamond, line and swag inlay, 15" (inlaid buttons in knob missing; chip at base of both handles); the other roller with inlaid diamond design, handle with bone rings and inlaid shell disc in end of…  MORE
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 27 :
(3) 19TH C. WHALEBONE AND EXOTIC WOOD ROLLING PINS
the first with inlaid whalebone horizontal bands in the roller (one missing) which evenly mark size of what's being rolled, 16.5" (sizeble chips at base of one whalebone handle); the third, 14.5"; the fourth, 19.5" (chip on base of each…  MORE
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 28 :
AMERICAN WATERCOLOR DOUBLE PORTRAIT
c. 1815, gilt lettering in black mat By Abigail Eliza Beaumont
each with a standing woman, on the left in a field being plowed with sheep and doves, a village beyond the bay in distance; the other woman standing near a…  MORE
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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Lot 29 :
SCHOOLGIRL'S FRAMED PENWORK DRAWING
pen and pencil portrait with foliate design and religious quotes, signed by Sarah Zimmerman; 10 by 8 in.; framed 14.75 by 12.75 in.
Samaha Antiques sticker on reverse; Ex collection of Arthur J Sussel; Mildred Samaha; Geo. W. Samaha; pictured…  MORE
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 30 :
PAIR OF MINIATURE WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS, THOMAS EDWARDS
c. 1740, signed Thomas Edwards (American, 1795-1869)
profile portraits of Mister and Mrs. Joseph W. Jenkins, Boston, Massachusetts
Written on backboard of gentleman: T. Edwards Pinx/73 Market St./Boston/Feby 28. 1825; on backboard of lady Mrs: Edwards/1830; sitters also identified in pencil…  MORE
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 31 :
AMERICAN MINIATURE WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT
c. 1810, seated young woman in a blue dress, original frame, 3.25"diam.
Collection of G.W. Samaha  
Estimate: $300 - $400

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Lot 32 :
PAIR OF 18TH C. AMERICAN MINIATURE PORTRAIT WATERCOLORS
Nancy L. Miller and husband, reverse painted mats; portrait ovals 3.25 by 2.5 in.; original gilt frames 5 by 4"
Collection of G.W. Samaha  
Estimate: $400 - $500

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Lot 33 :
NEW HAMPSHIRE CHIPPENDALE TALL CASED CLOCK, CHANDLER & WARD
dial signed Chandler & Ward / Concord; paper label on interior of case Made by Moses Hazzen, Joiner & Cabinet Maker, New Hampshire
pierced fret, original brass steeple finials; painted moon-phase dial; inlaid pin wheel to base; back of moon dial…  MORE
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 34 :
MASSACHUSETTS FEDERAL GILDED LYRE WALL CLOCK, GATES
Zacheus Gates, Charlestown, Ma. c. 1820
weight-driven, written on painted iron dial in script Warranted by Z. Gates, Charlestown
carved giltwood feather finial and dial surround; carved giltwood lyre fronts; 35" h (not including 5" finial); 12"w; 5.5"d
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Reverse painted…  MORE
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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Lot 35 :
INLAID MAHOGANY CASED SHELF CLOCK
unsigned, domed-top, hand-painted face, weight driven, applied columnar detail to case; on bracket feet with shaped apron; 36" (inc. 2" finial); 10.5"w; 6"d
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Side door was removed and replaced with wood panel.  
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 36 :
NEW ENGLAND MAHOGANY VENEERED WALL CLOCK
c. 1840, broken arch crest above reverse painted tablet opening to painted iron dial with Roman numerals; above door with original mirror; 32"h; 14"w; 4"d
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Paint loss on reverse glass; sans weigh; with pendulum, no weight.  
Estimate: $300 - $500

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Lot 37 :
PAINT DECORATED TALL CASED CLOCK, BALCH
brass dial signed Daniel Balch/ Newbury (1734-1790)
shaped skirt with painted pin wheel, applied bracket foot, 81"tall; waist 14"w; 7"d; base 17"w; 9"d; with weights, key and pendulum
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Paint refreshed.  
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 38 :
MINIATURE CARVED PENNSYLVANIA TABLETOP CUPBOARD
glazed door, ball feet with carved and painted decoration
16.5" h; 10.5" w, case; 13.75" h; 7" w, top

Old surface with some scuffs in paint on feet.  
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

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Lot 39 :
18TH C. AMERICAN GREEN PAINTED WALL BOX
old paint, lift-up lid, 17"h; 12"w; 7"d
Collection of G.W. Samaha  
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 40 :
RARE NEW ENGLAND PILGRIM CENTURY PAINTED CANDLESTAND
c. 1680, in original color with scrubbed top; 23.5"h; 16"diam.
Collection of G.W. Samaha  
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 41 :
EARLY SQUARE QUILT, FRAMED
several signatures; central star decoration with graduated color, figural floral design and geometric border, in muted pastel palette; 54 by 50 in. ; framed under glass, 60 x 58 in.
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Some disintegration to fabric; stains here and there;…  MORE
Estimate: $500 - $700

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Lot 42 :
18TH C. CHILD'S PINE POTTY CHAIR IN ORIGINAL RED PAINT
old surface, double-domed crest with heart and triangle cut-outs; shaped arms, on bracket base with shaped apron to all 4 sides; 25"h; 12"w; 11"d
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Age appropriate wear to paint; age crack in potty opening.  
Estimate: $700 - $900

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Lot 43 :
18TH C. PINE HUTCH TABLE IN RED PAINT
shoe-foot with shaped arch base, 4-board rustic pine top; lidded compartment in chair, original pin; 27.75" h; top 41"diam.; 50"h when top in raised position
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Paint is worn off the table top, overall nice, old surface, small scuff…  MORE
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

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Lot 44 :
NEW ENGLAND PAINT DECORATED BOW-FRONT CHEST
poss. Portsmouth, New Hampshire
the four drawers sponge painted with red bullseye pattern; rare original alligator embossed oval brass; faux-tiger maple paint to top and sides,
Maker's name (illegible) and date in script on backboards, C...September 28, 1810;
34.5"h; case 40"w; 21"d
Collection…  MORE
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 45 :
NEW ENGLAND QUEEN ANNE DROP-LEAF TABLE IN RED PAINT
maple with old red wash, scalloped apron, tapering legs ending in pad feet; metal casters added (which has preserved the pads); 43"w; 27.5"h; 15.5"d; drop leaf 14"
Collection of G.W. Samaha  
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

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Lot 46 :
WILLIAM KAULA (American, 1871-1953)
panoramic triptych of New Hampshire landscape, mountains in distance
middle panel sgn. l.r. William J. Kaula; o/c; each side panel 24 by 15"; center panel 24 by 29"; gilt frame 28 by 65 in.
Label on reverse: Artist: William J. Kaula,…  MORE
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 47 :
WILLIAM J. KAULA (American, 1871-1953)
Lyndeboro Hills, New Hampshire
sgn. l.r. W.J. Kaula; o/b, 15 by 18 in.; signed Paul Goodnow gilt frame 18 by 21.5 in.;
label on reverse with Title, William J. Kaula/311 Fenway Studios/30 Ipswich St./Boston-Mass.
Collection of G.W. Samaha  
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

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Lot 48 :
GEORGE NEWELL BOWERS (Massachusetts/Connecticut, 1849-1909)
Winter landscape
sgn. l.l. G.N. Bowers 1873, o/b, unframed 8 by 12 in.
Purchased Christie's, New York
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Rubbed spot in sky at edge.  
Estimate: $500 - $800

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