Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

51 Atlantic Hwy, Thomaston, Maine 04861

About Auction House

Located on U.S. Route 1 just below the village of Thomaston, Maine, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is a premier auction and appraisal company that has garnered the respect of dealers, collectors, and museums around the world. This reputation is based on our ongoing success in discovering and offering fine art and antique treasures to this discerning audience.

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    Thomaston Place Auction Galleries to Present Jessie Botke Painting

    The third day of the Winter Enchantment Auction, presented by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, will offer over 400 lots of paintings, decorative art, and vintage furniture pieces. One of the key items is a painting by Jessie Hazel Arms Botke. In 1905, Botke worked as a designer for Spierling and Linden Decorators in Chicago. Following her travels to New York, the artist collaborated with Herter Looms, a tapestry manufacturing firm founded by Albert Herter. During this time, Botke’s study of peacocks sparked an interest in birds and flora. Today, the artist is known for her depictions of exotic birds. Peacocks, swans, geese, and flamingos are recurring subjects of her paintings. The offered lot shows a white peacock against a backdrop of flowers.  Collectors will also discover Marilyn Monroe’s round dining table in the catalog. Monroe dabbled in acting in the 1950s. This period marked a turning point in her career. She remains one of the most influential figures in the Hollywood film industry. Monroe purchased the available walnut table on a trip to Mexico in 1962. It decorated her home in Brentwood. View more interesting lots and register to bid online on Bidsquare. 

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    1860s British Soldier-Made Quilt Featured in 3-Day Winter Enchantment Sale by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

    Highlighted in the upcoming Thomaston Place Auction Galleries multi-day sale is an 1860s British soldier-made quilt. This U.S. Civil War-era quilt was constructed with Melton wool, possibly from soldiers’ uniforms. Featured at the center are the American flag and the British flag. The words “In God We Trust” are found above and below the flags with the UK and US patriotic shields at the sides. Also offered is a mid-19th-century oak desk. The desk is thought to be made from the wood of the British ship Minden. Francis Scott Key was a prisoner on the ship when he wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The desk, with its original old dark stain, measures 37.5 inches high, 23 inches deep, and 24 inches across. The first day of bidding particularly features several works by American folk artist Bill Traylor and an assortment of New England portraits. The second day includes seascapes by Friedrich Nerly II, James Edward Buttersworth, and Robert Swain Gifford. View these items and register to bid by visiting Bidsquare.

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    Scabbards, Tiffany Table Lamps, Decorative Bowls, and More From Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

    Colonel Francis E. Heath, Commander of the 19th Maine Volunteer Infantry, carried a sword with him into the Battle of Gettysburg. This sword features brass gilt fittings, a shagreen grip, engravings of patriotic scenes on the scabbard, and Heath’s initials on the hilt. The finely etched blade is marked “Iron Cutter: Schuler, Hartley & Graham, New York.” This sword, along with a copy of Heath’s report of the Gettysburg Campaign, is currently up for bid in the Autumn Majestic auction from Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. The sale includes many pieces of 20th century decorative and fine artwork, furniture, collectibles. Among the decorative art items is a large Caldwell Roman Revival centerpiece with a turned Rouge du Roi marble bowl and gilt figures of kneeling satyrs. There is also a Tiffany Studios table lamp that remained in the same family since its original purchase as a wedding gift in 1910. Beyond collectibles and décor, there are also pianos, diamond jewelry pieces, carved figures and statuary, tableware, furniture, paintings, and more. View any of these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare. 

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    Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Presents Early English Furniture and Chinese Pottery

    The first day of the Autumn Majestic sale highlights the Frank Cowan Collection of early English furniture. The catalog offers cupboards, chests, coffers, and chairs from across the 16th and 17th centuries. This auction, hosted by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, also presents a wide range of Chinese pottery dating from pre-1500 BCE through the Qing dynasty (1644 – 1912 CE). Included is a Chinese water jug from the Majiayao culture of the Neolithic period. This piece features a bulbous body with a tall, flared neck. Over 400 lots are on offer. Among them is a Chinese moon flask with a flambé glaze. Flambé glaze is a distinctive technique achieved by firing ceramic glazes containing copper. The method first appeared during the Ming dynasty. The available 18th century moon flask features splashes of red and streaks of blue glaze. Browse the complete listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare. 

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    Upcoming Splendor Auction Highlights Oil Painting From Wolf Kahn

    Landscape painter Wolf Kahn employed a vibrant palette to study forests, fog-shrouded mornings, and barns. “I am always trying to get to the danger point, where color either becomes too sweet or too harsh; too noisy or too quiet,” he said about this approach to painting. His works often demonstrate a blend of color field painting and realism. Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Splendor | Part Two - Day 3 auction presents Wolf Kahn’s The Lower Pasture. This oil painting shows an autumn scene with a rolling field and an isolated barn. French artist Auguste Herbin’s work is also represented in the sale. Herbin was a leading 20th-century Modern artist. He contributed to the rise of non-objective painting. His early work also experimented with Impressionism and Fauvism. One example of his art will come to auction with Thomaston Place. This untitled abstract piece is painted with a combination of red, black, yellow, and blue hues. Explore any of lots and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Offers 19th-Century Landscape Paintings and More

    Featured on the second day of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Splendor sale is a 19th-century landscape painting by Impressionist artist William Merritt Chase. The work shows a person walking down a path, framed by Long Island's Shinnecock Hills. In his late career, William Merritt Chase transitioned to a lighter color palette and adopted more fluid brushstrokes. This painting is an example of both, produced en plein air at one of the locations that most inspired Chase. Collectors of 19th-century landscape paintings can also consider William Bradford's The Coast of Labrador. Bradford is best known for his Arctic expeditions and the paintings, drawings, and photographs he produced on the journeys north. Bradford's trips to the Arctic were not without risk. The artist once found himself stranded for two weeks on a ship surrounded by ice. One of his favorite subjects was Labrador, depicted here with violent waves crashing against the shore. Bradford often experimented with light in his work. In this landscape, bright rays of sunlight peek through an otherwise cloudy and ominous sky.  Beyond paintings, bidders will also find decorative art pieces, such as a 13th-century Chinese jue. Used across many centuries in ancient China, jue vessels carried wine in ceremonies honoring ancestors. Decorations on these vessels, called taotie, often depicted beasts, such as the one etched into the handle of this jue. Register to bid and view each available lot on Bidsquare.

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    Landscape Scene by Eric Sloane Leads Upcoming Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Sale

    American painter Eric Sloane was particularly known for his landscapes inspired by the work of Hudson River School artists. His later works focused on New England folk culture and elements of colonial life. Sloane’s realistic paintings are characterized by a warm palette and intricate details. The third day of the upcoming Splendor | Part One Auctions event, offered by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, presents an important landscape scene by Eric Sloane. Titled Bridge Over the Ashuelot, N.H., the oil painting depicts an iconic bridge in a New Hampshire river town. On the bank of the river, two young children fish while their dog watches. Another highlight is a Fereghan rug. The carpet was first crafted in the Ferahan region of west central Persia in the 19th century. This style is known for geometric motifs inspired by the surrounding tribes and villages. The offered lot features an oval blue medallion, gold palmettes, flowering vines, and other curvilinear designs. This sale also includes jewelry, watches, estate silver, and Victorian furniture. View the entire catalog and bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Still Life by Severin Roesen Featured in Upcoming Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Event

    17th-century painter Severin Roesen was famous for his fruit and wicker basket paintings. These traditional Dutch still lifes often delivered warm colors and an accurate portrayal of fruits and other objects. Unlike other Dutch still lifes of the time, Roesen’s work did not convey warnings regarding life’s brevity. Severin Roesen’s highly detailed compositions instead celebrated nature’s bounties. The upcoming Thomaston Place Auction Galleries sale presents a lush still life by Severin Roesen. The single-tier oil painting features an arrangement of fruits, a nest with eggs, and a glass placed on a marble pediment. It showcases Roesen’s signature brushwork and detailed motifs. Another highlight is series of landscape paintings by seminal folk artist Earl Cunningham. The catalog offers an oil on Masonite piece titled Fantasy Island, which depicts coastal areas of Maine. Bidders can also consider a selection of rugs and carpets, including a meshed carpet. Introduced during the 15th century, these classical prayer rugs were initially called Perez Topaki rugs. The available cotton wool carpet features blue and maroon flowers, rosettes, and vines. The auction also offers John Marriott Blashfield’s Statue of Venus sculpture, a pocket sundial by Johann Martin Willebrand, a J. Harris & Son weathervane, and an oil painting by Frederick Arthur Bridgman. Interested collectors can explore the entire listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Maine & Beyond Day – 3

    Finally, the third day of the auction explores and truly represents diversity. It showcases 20th Century decorative arts, vintage jewelry, watches and more to the liking of entrusting auction buyers. Highlights on the third-day consists of charcoal and chalk over collage by Henri Laurens and a Boudoir desk by Tiffany with oyster bay provenance. However, stealing the spotlight is an oil painting by Maurice (Valadon) Utrillo portraying the winter of the East Bank, Paris (around 1915). One can also bid for a rare and intense, yellow diamond ring, and a Gent’s Rolex. For registration bidding for all three days, go to Thomaston Place Auction.

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    Maine & Beyond Day – 2

    As the first day wraps up with high spirits, the second day of Thomaston Place Auction starts with a flawless oil on canvas by John Stobart. An artist known for his love of on-site paintings. The painting sits right at the top of the charts of featured items with the highest estimate of $100,000, of all the three days. Likewise, you can also find a seamless fire helmet. It is a 1851 Boston presentation, engraved with a silver plate that reads "Presented to Captain Charles Carter”. Surmounted by a fully dimensional reclining greyhound dog at the top, the hat screams class and pride. Other items such as an early Burmese bronze head of Buddha Cakyamuni, and Ivory Triptych from the 18th century are not to be missed.

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    Maine & Beyond Day – 1

    Amid various auctions occurring around the globe, a three-day auction, the Marine & Beyond offered by Thomaston Place Auction is definitely amongst the ones to watch out for. The first day of the auction makes its mark for presenting its unique curation of folk art, fine art and country furniture. A finely painted Andrew Newell Wyeth from 1948 is an ink and watercolor on paper, depicting a pile of chopped wood at a farm. Furthermore, increasing the auction’s value, with its presence, is a Native American chief archer weathervane. It is a gilt copper figure standing tall over a large copper arrow.

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    Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Flips 100 Coins per Hour

    By Carol Achterhof – Thomaston Place Auction Galleries At Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Annual Coin Auction on Sunday, September 13, over 1,100 numismatic lots changed hands over a period of 11 hours. The sale generated over $544,000, and 100% of lots found buyers. Owner and Auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said “It was a marathon session – starting at 10 am and ending at 9 pm, but floor, phone and internet bidders were engaged throughout the 11-hour sale. And, we’ve already started building the next sale.” A 1996 China Panda gold and silver bi-metallic 500 Yuan coin led the auction, selling for US$36,800. Other high flying lots included a 95-piece set of Morgan silver dollars, complete minus 1895, that sold for $20,125; an 1873 Liberty Head closed 3 $20 gold coin that fetched $14,375; and a 1793 Flowing Hair half cent that brought $10,350. A complete list of auction results can be found at The next Thomaston Place Auction Galleries big summer feature sale on August 23 & 24, 2016 will feature over 1,000 lots of fine art and antiques. About Thomaston Place Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is coastal Maine’s premier auction and appraisal company located on U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston. Thomaston Place is a leader in discovering Maine’s antique and fine art treasures by offering Free Appraisals each Tuesday at the Gallery, creating fundraiser events for civic and charitable organizations using its unique Mobile Appraisal Laboratory, and providing house call appraisal services. Its expertise in researching and marketing antiques and fine art has earned Thomaston Place the respect of buyers, collectors and experts worldwide.