Duane Merrill and Co.

137 James Brown Drive, Williston, Vermont 5495

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Since 1967, Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers has been Vermont's largest auction house.

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    Historical and Sporting Auction

    A wildlife enthusiast, John James Audubon was one of the most celebrated American natural history artists. He was devoted to his work and would travel to explore, observe, and draw the birds of North America. Between 1827 and 1838, he produced 435 life-size watercolors of a variety of birds in Birds of America. The upcoming Sporting and Military Auction, presented by Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers, features several examples of Audubon’s work, including Swallow-Tailed Hawk and Little Owl. The auction offers 400 lots that range from furniture and decorative art to firearms and jewelry. Standing out among them is a Rolex Oysterdate men's wristwatch. A brand known for its contemporary design, Rolex introduced the first waterproof case for a wristwatch in 1926. With a waterproof crown, the piece is built to protect the insides from the elements. Another item of interest is an oak sideboard by Gustav Stickley. This piece reflects the Arts and Crafts movement that had emerged in the late 19th century. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Invaluable.

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    Country and Estate Auction Day 1

    Painter Hugh Bolton Jones was known for his landscapes of New England. Initially a Hudson River School painter, it was the influence of Alexander Harrison that led Jones to adopt a Tonalist style. The upcoming auction, presented by Duane Merrill & Company, features one of the artist’s oil landscape paintings. The piece, titled The Edge of the Woods, evokes the lush green woods near the artist’s summer home in Great Barrington. Also offered is a piece titled Mountain Landscape by Western artist Edgar Alwin Payne. Many of Payne’s works captured his love for the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Alps. A GIA-certified, 1.82-carat diamond engagement ring and a mother of pearl, onyx, amethyst, and diamond Asch Grosbardt ring will be featured jewelry lots in this sale. The first volume of An Essay on Human Understanding, written by English physician and philosopher John Locke, is another highlight. The book contains the signature of George Mason, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention. Mason was one of three delegates who refused to sign the Constitution at that time. Furniture collectibles, vintage automobiles, silverware, Persian carpets, U.S. coins, and revolvers are also available in the auction. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Invaluable.  

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    Sporting & Adirondack Auction, Day 1

    The first day of the Sporting & Adirondack Auction, offered by Duane Merrill & Company, includes antique and modern firearms, Native American items, Northeastern taxidermy, Lake Champlain decoys, sporting art, gold coins, and more. Featured in this auction is a Winchester Repeating Arms rifle from 1886. This piece was engraved by Conrad or John Ulrich, two of the makers and engravers at Winchester Repeating Arms during the late 1800s. The engravings show scenes of bears, moose, and whitetail deer along with a pinwheel design. The auction house notes that the antique firearm remains in excellent condition. Also up for bid is a Gustav Stickley #624 mission oak hexagonal library table. Stickley was a prominent designer of the American Arts and Crafts movement. His line of furniture was manufactured by Craftsman Workshops, which he founded. Other featured lots under the gavel include an Inuit carved wolf mask, an 1888 Auratone photo of “Jocko” Flynn (who played for the pennant-winning Chicago White Stockings), and a Civil War-era surgeon’s kit. View any of these lots and register to bid on LiveAuctioneers. 

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    December Americana and Fine Arts Day One

    Winslow Homer’s painting titled Woodcutters will be available on the first day of Merrill's Auctioneers and Appraisers’ upcoming December Americana and Fine Arts auction. Born in Boston, Homer began his artistic career as a commercial printmaker. He is considered a celebrated American painter of the late nineteenth century. His paintings often depict moments of human struggle, captured with free brushstrokes. Antiquities and jewelry will also be offered in the sale. A cabochon emerald jadeite ring is featured. This piece is decorated with oval emerald jadeite, surrounded by a fine cased setting of 42 round cut diamonds. This ring is a Chinese family heirloom from the early 20th century. Other available lots include a carved wooden Pilot House eagle from the 19th century and a bronze banquet lamp shaped like an eagle’s leg and talon. To view the full catalog and register to bid, visit Invaluable

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    Americana and Fine Arts

    Limitless imagination, attention to details and precision can transform a regular work into a great a piece of work. Introducing such antiques is Duane Merrill & Co at Americana and Fine Arts auction, this August. Highlighted lot in the auction is an item made prominent with the hard work of the maker, Harris Boston. It is a leaping stag weathervane, originally bought at a barn in the 1950s with a full-bodied copper. Similarly, the 18th-century bracket clock signed by Le Faucheur represents the past well with its marvelous design, and the present with its stunning functionality. Noteworthy items, amongst the categories of fine art, are a pair of portraits by Alonzo Slafter and the view of Burlington Bay by Charles Heyde at $6,000 and $12,000 respectively. To bid for the intriguing lots presented in the auction please visit Invaluable.