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Fontaine Heritage Antique Auction Details for Sunday March 18th 2012:

We will be selling over 400 lots of great Victorian, Oak, and Mahogany furniture. Also super garden items, lamps, clocks, rugs, silver, paintings, Orientals, pottery, Hummel's, postcards, china and glass. Antique books, toys, etc from area homes in New Lebanon, New York, Pittsfield, Adams, Monterey and Lenox, MA.

Victorian Oak and Formal Furniture: Fabulous continental library table with full bodied winged angels, and demon head sides with carved skirt and top. Wonderful oak 8 lion back bar with lion heads. Multi mirrored back columns with heads and matching oak front bar with full-bodied open mouth lions. Fantastic mahogany "Horner" partner's desk with winged lady legs, large claw feet and carved top in pristine condition. High style belter quality turtle top table with heavily carved base. Great pair of belter chairs with pierced carved backs in Rosewood. Rare and unusual Victorian Childs barber chair with highly carved back and drape carved seat (one of a kind). Wonderful set of 8 oak Horner chairs with Northwind head back with 2 armchairs. Awesome renaissance marble top credenza with all over burling and carved door with bombay sides. Large 4 door step down 4 door bookcase with carved tops and beveled glass doors, exquisite pillow arm sofa with winged claw feet and cornucopia arms in pristine conditions. Super 91/2 pier mirrors with marble top rope twist columns and open mouth lions. Fancy walnut etagere with heavily pierced carved crest, over 6 stacking bookcases in all sizes including 5 sections with double step back with 2-E section bottoms. Rare 8' 4 section danner bookcase, 5-section 3/4 size in mahogany, 2 fabulous rosewood fire screens 1 with floral and figural needlepoint girl with deco Pont face and hands. Large oversize china cabinet with lion hood crest and columns with large claw and ball feet with mirror back and glass shelves. Over size oak icebox with winged lions and massive claw feet, sensational oak corner cabinet with concaved doors, cabriole legs and crest. The best double wide side by side with double door curio cabinet top. Wonderful 6' foot 20-drawer file unit with panel sides in oak. Fully serpentine oak curio with glass shelves, great Rococo drop leaf sewing stand with heavily carved base. Super Cherry high style music box stand with carved panels and pull out tray. Fancy Renaissance insert marble top center table with rose-colored marble. Narrow drop front secretary with fancy crest shaped doors and fitted interior. Serpentine door corner cabinet with bronze ormolu mirrored back and glass shelves. Large mahogany partners desk with fake side drawers and bronze feet, match pair of bow front Drexel corner cabinets, Hitchcock bench, 2-inlaid dinning table with set of 8 & 6 mahogany chairs. Inlaid game table, wonderful original mountain top brass and iron bed, 3 piece walnut bedroom set with pair high beds and matching wardrobe. Gilded mirror with maidens head, oak Hoosier, several sideboards, banquet tables with leaves, several set of chairs, leaded oak 2 door bookcase, bow front server with large mirror, large hooded side by side, Huntzinger side chair, 2 nice high boys one with bonnet top, super bronze bench, inlaid tables, match pair of bookcases, unusual walnut icebox with mirrored back, Heywood stroller with parasol, Heywood chaise lounge, ebonized cylinder desk with etagere sides and mirrored crest, plus much more.

Garden, Statuary, Bronze and Related Items: Great 8' bronze nouveau fountain with full-bodied nude lady with awesome winged horse base (must see). Hard to find pair of cast iron benches (same as in the White House), wonderful 2 part tressel, large pair of heavy cement entrance lions with one paw on a shield. Life size bronze tiger (very detailed), pair of bronze deer's with large rack, awesome pair of iron armchairs with shapely backs. Pair of garden roosters, life size bronze pony, and cast iron double handles urn, weird iron art cat, dog, pelican signed (Helse). Fancy cast iron hall tree bronze window bench, small iron work cat and dog, plus more.

Accessories, China, Glass, Lamps, Clocks, Paintings, Silver, Toys, Rugs, Books and related items: A small list as follows: Fabulous 2 1/2' porcelain urn in blue with lion base (a beauty). Super Victorian red to cut large vase with etch design, super majolica jardiniere and pedestal with lions. Awesome large terracotta bust of warrior, great hanging multi arm opalescent chandelier with colorful applied flowers. Great piano lamp with delft style globe with windmill, bronze snail with shell back, reversed painted ice chipped shade. Several panel lamps, cameo style torchere lamp, student lamp with blown out floral shade, nice floral leaded dome, hanging pull down lamp with cranberry font. Bronze floor lamp with mesh shade, carnival table lamps, signed Jefferson Reversed painted table lamp, hanging mahogany dome with ice chipped glass signed Harold DeWalt, an original theobald lamp, 2 art glass shades, plus more. Fine Roy crofter vase with stuben insert, fabulous set of 12 royal crown derby dinner plates in pristine condition. Several early Hummel's, several large with early marks including one with crown mark. Large Tankard set with portraits, several iron art signed Helse, buffalo peanut container, inlaid knife box, early roulette wheel, several beaded bags, walnut roller organ, sterling figures on marble bases, several knives including WW II mach 2, Winchester pocket knife, wonderful case knifes, (XX), German knife R.J. Richter Solingen 1, Miniature sword, merchame pipes, pipe with head, collection of early matches. Umbrella with silver snake, collection of wall pockets, 2 royal Dolton balloon figures, majolica, great selection of silver including flatware, tea sets (6 lbs), trays, bowls, candelabras, etc. Over a dozen antique estate oriental rugs including early tightly woven 13'2" x 7'4", silk rugs etc. Several oil on canvas prints, steel engravings, one hand colored hunting plate III at fault, 6 S.J. Fuller published 1812, 2 early crocks including ovoid (Marbette & Anthone, Poughkeepsie, NY). Toys include large stieff lion, bear, 1920 Felix the cat, tin noise makers, star trek and star wars items. Clocks including bracket clock, dog clock with moving eyes, iron front with cupids, clock with wing angels, walnut gingerbread, large selection of early books, journals, maps, postcards, tin types, local (Pittsfield photos), plus much more.

Orientals: Awesome pair of oriental warriors in original cloths. Estate fresh, wonderful hanging bronze dragon, spectacular large cloisonne foo dog incent burner on stand. Three nice oriental scrolls, satsuma vase lamp, carved oriental teak figure plus more.

Terms: Cash or good check, visa, mc and discover. 18% buyers premium, 15% for cash or good check. Absentee bids accepted for more info call Ralph at 413-442-2537 or 518-781-3650

Absentee and phone bids accepted. Shipping available.

Extreme snow date: Sunday, April 1st at noon. Call if in doubt.




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Ralph Fontaine's Heritage Auctions, Inc.
Route 22, Canaan, NY  12029

Gallery tel. (518) 781-3650
Mass. Office tel. (413) 442-2537
Fax # (413) 442-3486


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