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Fontaine Heritage Antique Auction Details for Sunday March 23rd 2014:
Auction begins at Noon

We will be selling the complete Cheshire, Ma estate "The Cedars 1853" many of the items have been in this home for over a century at 101 years old and the matriarch of the estate has decided to move out of her 18 room mansion for smaller quarters. Everything is untouched in original finish. Its like stepping back into the 19th century as small list as follows.

Victoria and Related Items: Two spectacular marble top bedroom sets, high style with matching princess dressers (his and hers original to the house) Exceptional all original walnut heavily burled banquet table with several original leaves. Huge walnut multi mirrored renaissance étagère with marble top and massive crest. Super heavily carved Horner triple bookcase with massive claws and carved figural columns. Oversize renaissance step back breakfront with shaped doors and burled accents. Nice size 2 door walnut bookcases with fancy carved gallery. Wonderful slant front secretary with all over shaped burled panels and doors with crest, Awesome 10 piece claw and ball dinning room set with huge banquet tables and 4 leaves. Double china cabinet, sideboard with pagoda side’s, server and 6 chairs. Monumental 3-piece Jeliff parlor set in pristine condition with Egyptian heads, cupids etc. (must see). Fantastic set of 6 tall back King’s chairs, heavily carved tops in excellent condition. Four super walnut renaissance hall trees, one with marble top and gothic motif. Several large marble top tables including large oval brooks style Rosewood turtle top etc. Carved continental chair with 4 winged griffins, marquetry inlaid credenzas tables, stands, renaissance lamp and library tables. Rocco sofa and Recamier 2 piece hand painted parlor set, pair of marquetry inlaid Bombay 2 drawer stands, rosewood M.T. ½ commode, French hand painted and gilted stacking tables, renaissance fire screen with needlepoint scene, inlaid Carleton desk, nice hanging beveled mirrored corner cabinet, inlaid mechanical cylinder roll desk with fitted interior. Marquetry inlaid vanity with shield shaped mirror, nice narrow burled one door bookcase the gallery, walnut Davenport desk. Exceptional terrarium with gothic finials. Raised paneled leaded stacking bookcase. Marble top shaving mirror, rare antique horn chair plus more.

Empire and Earlies: Fabulous oversize 2-piece empire plate cupboard with shaded doors and awesome crotch mahogany design. Great worktable with claw foot acanthus base with secret work table top drawer. Large Federal sideboard with Corinthian columns bowed center drawer with hairy paw feet and large gallery with columns. Empire sofa, empire flips top secretary with ripple molding. Six early pewter plates plus more.

Oak: Unbelievable stacking bookcase wall unit, 10-7 section bookcases in all nice original finish from an upstate New York legal office. (These bookcases have been in this lawyer’s office since the beginning)(Sold choice) super semi antique bar with copper work surface with columns and lead panels. (a beauty). Great oak hooded stick and ball corner cabinet with pierced carved spindle center signed Horner. Rare 66" Oak swing side high S-roll top desk fully raised paneled and full interior. Large heavily carved bench with large carved heads and animal arms. 8-multi drawers stacking file bookcase with step out base and paneled sides. The best quartered oak clock shelf, large oak hooded wall unit, sideboard with mirrored top, heavy raised panel door with intricate leaded glass window. Several other stacking bookcases, fancy 3-door bookcase with fancy splash, several dressers with mirrors. Oak hall bench with detailed mirror. Large raised panel flat top desk, oak library step and drafting table, several fine pieces of bamboo including Davenport desk, stands, etageres, oak stands and pedestals, 2 large oak banquet tables with 6 leaves, several fancy sideboards and servers with mirrors, unusual mechanical schoolmasters desk. Two fancy lift seat hall trees, oak drop front with a hooded double-mirrored gallery. Signed Hastings split pedestal claw foot round table, Oak Larkin double door bookcase the mirrored back. Fancy oak sideboard with double mirrored gallery. Sectional stacking file unit, double pedestal library table, signed Hitchcock bench, carved chair with dolphins plus much more.

Mission, Pottery and Related Items: Nice signed Gustav Stickley writing desk, Gustav Stickley one drawer library table, signed L + J G taborette, lifetime sideboard, shop of the crafters "Lion behind Bars", Monk with stein "Prosit, End of the keg frame, mission frame with tiger, pair of Indian in frames with carved arrows, 3" signed Grubey Vase, 4 super signed Grubey tiles, signed Quaint 6’4" settle , signed Handel lamp shade, 2 section mission fire screen with oil on canvas panels. Mission leaded door and windows, 2 door mission bookcase, mission library table, mission hooded dinner gong, mission magazine rack, 2 L & JG rockers, 2 Adirondack stands, nouveau copper covered urn, stands, library tables, copperware. Lots of Roseville including 3 jardinière and pedestals, Pair of futura jardinières, pair of amphora candlesticks with weasels" Signed Dickens ware lamp, large Weller jardinières and pedestal, Fulper musical bottle, huge majalica jardinière and pedestal, Rockwood Weller Hampshire etc.

Accessories, China, Glass & Lamps: Sweet taxidermy bear cube (cute), super signed Victorian figural urn with full bodied figure holding urn, sweet bronze 13 ½" lady holding urn signed "Maubach". William Tell mechanical bank, signed R. Tio savage 16 ½" semi nude, large antique sailing ship with original sails, pair of portrait plates in frame. Bavaria" cast iron umbrella rack with cupid, limoge plaque signed G.T.F. early Beleek mug, 5 pieces of waver crest, set of royal Worcester plates "Canonic", set of limoge bowls, 18k and 14k gold rings, figural thermometer, 13 silver dollars, rugs and tapestries, painted 19th c pill box, signed KPM lithopone in frame, 22: bisque bust of a girl (well done), French brass show case, 31" royal dux figural lamp, mytholocal mercury and horse spelter lamp, large 4 drawer national cash register. Match pair of castiron urns and urn with large handles. Recast Remington bronze "Bronco Buster" Great litho 1st 22 Presidents and Presidents Wives. Alligator fountain, several vintage trucks and suitcases, 2 Imari chargers, several great lamp including hanging with jeweled leaded shade, large A & C bronze with red panels and bronze chains. Two pairs of bronze sconces one with cupid’s, pair of torchers with boats, several Gone with the Wind and piano lamps. Figural nouveau lamp, royal Bonn oil lamp "old Dutch", several panel and reversed painted lamps, signed handel shade, large cut glass lamp, plus more.

Paintings and Prints: Estate fresh pair of signed Asahel Powers paintings oil on wood (Daniel & Louisa) Griswold (Displayed Smithsonian) Part of Abbey Rockefeller folk art collection, life size father Murphy by Limerick 1890, large O/C of Earl of Pembroke "Phillip Hebert, painting on board. Verboeck Hoven, 4 mythological in matching gold frames with depicting south African war. All that was left of them. Large oil on canvas of gondola scene, several oils and engravings.

Clocks: Over 100 clocks including: Super oversized E.Howard Weight driven marble front clock, extremely rare 19th c oil on canvas picture frame clock with music box in fine condition. Great Vienna regulator with 3 weight with Corinthian columns and carved heads, early weight driven banjo clock plus several other banjo clocks. 24" classical bronze figural clock, large double figural mantel clock, great assonica crystal regulator, pillar and scroll (Terry) several fine grandfather clocks including 19th with bronze mounted columns, large Rosewood Seth Thomas double dial, bronze French "Selsi" clock, jeweled bronze travel cock Benzie cowes, C.L. Ives triple column clock, 3 weight floor model Vienna, original calumet ad clock, several bracket clocks, black forrest grandfather clock with deer’s head, figural swinging arm clock (just the base), large bronze 3 piece clock set, ansonla figural clock, large black forrest coco clock, skelaton clocks, gothic iron front clock, china, beehive, OG, mantel, bracket, carriage clocks, etc.

Terms: Cash or good check, Visa, MC, Discover, 18% buyer’s premium, 15% for cash or good check. Absentee and phone bids accepted. For more info call Ralph at 518-781-3650. Gallery or 413-442-2537.

Always looking for Quality consignments.

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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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