William. A. Smith
1064 Route 12A, Plainfield, New Hampshire 3781
About Auction HouseEstablished in 1962, William A Smith auction firm conducts 45 auctions per year including our Labor Day, Memorial Day, a Thanksgiving holiday sale, a New Year’s holiday sale, and a mid-winter sale. Our other auctions consist of "on site" estate auctions. These auctions are conducted from May to October. A half-century of New England auctions and appraisals.
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Highlighted in this upcoming French House Country Americana Auction, presented by W. A. Smith, is a 19th-century black hawk horse weathervane. Weathervanes have helped many civilizations predict weather changes. This exceptional piece stands on a custom-made iron stand. It features good original verdigris, original directions, and a gilt surface. The auction house tracks its provenance back to Austen T. Foster Farm, Derby Line, VT. A fine burl elm large bowl dating back to the 18th century is also showcased in this auction. The bowl measures seven inches by 20.5 inches. According to the lot notes, the bowl is in good condition overall. A pair of oil on wood panels featuring two sisters' portraits is highlighted as well. The sisters are seen in blue-green and yellow dresses. The panel comes with period mahogany frames. Other noteworthy items include a 1791 John Hancock signed document, an antique C. W. Parker carousel horse, an 18th-century blue-painted three-drawer blanket chest, and more. Visit W. A. Smith to find more information on the French House Country Americana sale and to register to bid.
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Highlighted in the upcoming Important Post Labor Day Auction is an oil painting by Luigi Lucioni. The Italian American painter was best known for his Vermont landscapes. This piece, titled The Weathered Barn, is a colorful depiction of a farm scene, complete with trees in the background, blue skies, and white clouds. The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1947. A 1927 Model T Hack Woody Ford automobile is also showcased in this W.A. Smith auction. 1927 was the last year Ford made the Model T. This automobile is in good working and running condition and comes with the title. It has its original engine, though the body has been off for restoration and the upholstery has been replaced. Other lots include a 1967 oil painting titled Maine Community by artist Charles Wysocki, a 1921 bronze sculpture by Harriet Whitney, and a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin. View the entire catalog and register to bid by visiting W.A. Smith.
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Philip and Kelvin LaVerne were a father-son artist duo recognized for their union of art and furniture. After treating pieces of metal with special soil, their works aged and appeared antique. One of their pieces is featured in the upcoming Exceptional 20th Century Design Auction, presented by William Smith Auctions. Titled Oriental Marriage Whirl, this lot is a patinated bronze and pewter coffee table with patterns etched on top. One standout piece is an oil on canvas titled Paysage. It is the work of Leopold Survage, a French painter of Russian, Danish, and Finnish descent. Survage was recognized for his presentation of city scenes from different perspectives, all merged into one larger composition. Apart from fine art, the collection also offers silver sterlings from Buccellati, chevron design jewelry, and accessories from Louis Vuitton. Find more information and register to bid by visiting Bidsquare.
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We have been commissioned by the various trustees, executors, and estate directors to sell at public auction an exceptional assortment of art and fine home furnishings along with jewelry from a safety deposit box which will make for an exciting auction. Featuring the estates of Samuel Shapiro, Long Boat Key, FL & Howard & Nancy Cobin of Sarasota, FL – Please plan to join us. Deliveries along the east coast up to New England immediately following the sale offered by Walt’s delivery service, 603-667-5040. Furniture: Wendell Castle coffee table; pr. of McKenzie Childs fish chairs; Art Deco vanity; Art Deco M/T sideboard; English Geo III secretary; Pr. Louis XVI gilt wing chair frames; French M/T breakfront; inlaid French vitrine; inlaid handkerchief table, inlaid table and chairs; Biedermeier console and mirror; Actress eglomise mirror; carved side table; Knoll Salsa sofa; 2 chairs made by Kathy Callahan for Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire and Bob Hope; other furniture. Art: O/C, Lucille Blanche; Fanch Ledan acrylic; 2 oils by Bulman; W/C/Gouache, R.C. Gorman; 4 oil abstracts by Roland Dorcely; Picasso pencil signed litho; John Chamberlain signed & numbered litho; neon art work by Stephen Antonakos; 2 Erte lithos; 2 Erte bronzes; W/C, Michael Atkinson; oil by Svend Svensen; Peter Max litho; Leah acrylic; collection of posters; Simbari; Marianne Cotton, Doug Teller; mixed media, William Cotton; oil by Aurelio Pescina; w/c African girl Gerard Bhengu; many illegibly signed artworks; collection of framed maps; and more. Decorative Art: Lino Tagliapietra large size vase; Steven Weinberg vase; Orrefors by Vicke Lindstrand; Deco figural vase; Lg. Degue vase in wrought-iron holder; 2 Schneider La Verre Francais vases; 10 Goldscheider Deco ladies; Lorenzl bronze; good signed Loetz vase platinum; Tiffany Favrile glass; Mid-Century bronze head signed John Wines; sculpture by Michael Wilkinson “The Covenant” with revolving pedestal; pr. of Vienna covered urns; several Vienna and Sèvres portrait plates; 12’ stainless steel mountain by Fletcher Benton; Italian trunk and suitcase by Cellerini Firenze. Sterling: Large Tiffany & Co. sterling “English Kings” flatware service for 14, 117 pieces; Georg Jensen pitcher; Gorham Buttercup 5-piece tea set; E&J Barnard claret jug; silver boxes; other sterling.…