STINSON SPRING ANTIQUES AUCTION

SUNDAY APRIL 23, 11:00 A.M.
PREVIEW 8:30 A.M. HELD AT THE HILLVIEW COUNTRY CLUB
149 NORTH ST., NORTH READING, MA.

DIRECTIONS : From Rte. 93 take Rte. 62 east & left on North St . Country Club about 1/2 miles on left. Food available. Easy Parking.

WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF NANTUCKET BASKETS FROM THE SPRONG COLLECTION. ITEMS FROM THE DESCENDENTS AND OWNERS OF REPUBLIC STEEL, SHAKER HEIGHTS, OHIO. ITEMS FROM LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT. FORMERLY IN THEIR BRONXVILLE, NY HOME - OWNERS OF THE ST. REGIS PAPER CORP. ANTIQUES DESCENDED FROM DEACON JOHN MANSFIELD HOME. LONG TIME NORTH READING AND LYNNFIELD COLLECTORS. ITEMS REMOVED FROM IMPORTANT PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY INVOLVED IN BANKING AND CHINA TRADE INTERESTS IN THE 19TH CENTURY AND ALSO AFFILIATED WITH A MAJOR FORTUNE 500 CORP. OTHER LOTS FROM ESTATES AND HOME IN LINCOLN, CAMBRIDGE AND CHESTNUT HILL. A 600+ LOT SALE.

NANTUCKET BASKETS: RARE NEST OF 7 OVAL SWING HANDLE BASKETS, NEST OF 3 ROUND SWING HANDLE BASKETS, unusual basket w/swing cover, 2 early pocketbooks-1 by Boyer the other signed illegibly, tiny (1) egg basket, a varied selection of other rare and desirable Nantucket baskets including makers such as Mitchell Ray, Sylvaro and others.

FURNITURE: Elaborately carved neoclassical sofa Boston ca. 1815-1825 (provenance: Abner Post Family, Westfield, MA), Chippendale maple 5 drawer graduated tall chest, IMPORTANT CONVEX MIRROR-double arm eagle crested ca. 1810 Phila. (provenance), Federal Hepplewhite cherry inlaid 4 drawer chest, MA Chippendale slant-front desk, Northshore Sheraton bowfront chest, Vose Boston classical card table, Sheraton and Hepplewhite card tables, (3) country floor standing cupboards, painted two drawer blanket chest, pr. Queen Anne carved vaseback chairs w/spanish-carved feet, (2) similar Northshore bannisterback chairs, CT heart-pierced Q. A. chair, cherry and softwood wall cabinets, pr. cherry colonial beds, pie safe w/heart and star punch panels, 18th century English oak welsh dresser base, rosewood Continental paw-footed wine cooler, fine French demilune table, set (8) Phila. Hepplewhite style benchmade dining chairs, (2) period matching Hepplewhite Phila. dining chairs, pr. rosewood armchairs attrib. to Mitchell & Rammelsberg, Cincinnati, tall classical gilt mirror, late Victorian oval center table, set (8) Phila. Chippendale centenial dining chairs, good Sheraton Boston drop leaf three drawer work or nightstand, pr. Boston inlaid classical chairs, early blue painted blanket chest, glazed door stepback hutch being painted, pine two drawer table with breadboard top, children's thumbback and ladderback chairs, fine selection of children's miniature chests, Windsor flaxwheel, other period, country and formal furniture. SMALL COUNTRY CHIPPENDALE FOUR DRAWER BACHELOR CHEST WITH ORIGINAL HARDWARE AND ITS ORIGINAL SPANISH BROWN PAINT w33", H:30-1/2", painted apothecary cabinets, very large mirrored hallrack attributed to Irving Casson, mahogany curio cabinet, centennial Chippendale loveseat, several Chippendale wing chairs, Hepplewhite two part dining table ca. 1800, set 8 centennial Hepplewhite Boston inlaid dining chairs, highboy, lovely sofa and more.

PAINTINGS: Outstanding early primitive seascape with ships flying American flags descended in the family of Deacon John Mansfield, o/c primitive portrait Boy with Dog and Whip -portrait of Charles Pelton, Troy, New York provenance, Gustave Baumann woodcut "Processional" signed in pencil, large pair portraits in outstanding carved gilt frames of Mr. and Mrs. Maltby from their palatial home in Bronxville, N.Y., other oil paintings-some signed, etching, Japanese woodblock prints, many lithographs including F. Crawford, L. Pring, a three tile wall picture by H. Strong, pair charcoal drawings Swampscott and Nahant subject matter, etc. etc.

CLOCKS: Two Chelsea ship's type clocks, Sevres parian mantle with works by Chelsea, Seth Thomas ship's with bell, aesthetic marble, fancy metal mantle clock, several others by Seth Thomas and other makers. Two early enamel pocketwatches.

COINS AND JEWELRY: U.S. $20 St. Gauden's 1928 with mount w/14k bracelet, (2) 50 pesos 37.5g 1821-1947, (3) continental framed gold coins, (3) continental gold coins now fitted as rings, other jewelry items including brooches, mosaic cufflinks, amethyst earrings, very large white gold 14K framed cameo, (2) large amethyst rings, 15 blue coin books, 12 envelopes with American and foreigh coins, etc.

SILVER: Sterling flatware set 91 pieces "Virginia" by Dominick and Haff, 85 piece assembled service "Olive" pattern by Bigelow Kennard, (2) English 18th century hallmarked chambersticks with snuffers, (4) Tiffany "Marquise" serving spoons, punch ladle by Towle, sauce ladle by William Moulton, coin punch ladle, other sterling. LARGE QUANTITY OF FINE STERLING AND COIN ITEMS INCLUDING boxes, georgian marrow scoop, tea balls, picture frames, 3 mini plated teasets, 45 pieces continental silver, coin assorted flatware items by Thibault, Phila., set 12 George Sharp coin dinner forks, sterling and Sheffield candlesticks, several fancy Sheffield and silverplated tea and coffee services, fine sterling mounted scent bottle and more.

FLOW BLUE and other early English china including a VERY FINE CHESTNUT BASKET WITH UNDERTRAY IN "HONG KONG " pattern, other Flow Blue in "Ningpo", "Pellew", "Temple", "Oregon", and "Oriental" patterns, lge. early English Ironstone platters, selection of Lunneville china, set 6 lavendar collector plates and more.

STONEWARE: Several fine and rare stoneware jugs and crocks including incised examples--(2) Stags, Bird and floral designs by F. B. Norton, A. B. Wheeler, Edmands, Smith and Day and others.

COUNTRY ITEMS: FINE MINIATURE RED PAINTED LIFT TOP THREE DRAWER CHEST HEIGHT 9", RARE PAINTED BOX DEPICTING WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS, NEWBURGH, N.Y., (2) early samplers-1 by Mary Dodge, New Boston N.H., choice large burl maple woodland's bowl, 19TH CENTURY COPPER HORSE WEATHERVANE w/directionals, mini coffee grinder, pewter, candle, butter and tin molds, morter and pestle, early woodenware, kitchenalia, wood planes, duck and flower doorstops, Staffordshire figure John Wesley, pr. needlepoints of flags, firkin, iron and tin lighting

COLORED AND CLEAR GLASS: amethyst peppersauce bottles, early flask, M. Gregory, Amberina, cranberry and cobalt items, American Cut Glass planter, pitcher and tumblers, overlay glass chandellier, pair Pairpoint candlestick lamps, Orrefors, Waterford, whale oil lamps, several decanters, fancy Victorian banquet lamp, other assorted lamps, leaded glass window.

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST: SIGNED PAIRPOINT TABLE LAMP THE SHADE IN PARROT MOTIF, Parianware centerpiece supported by classical figures, large carved rouge marble bust of woman, PAIR CHOICE SQUARE IMARI WALL PLAQUES (Meiji), large bisque figure, oversize Spode "Tower" pattern blue/white teapot, Soft Paste, gaudy Ironstone, small choice early ceramics, Royal Worcester cracker jar, Arita blue charger diameter 21", Kutani, Rose Canton, groups Rose Mandarin and Rose Medallion plates and bowls, Miniatures on Ivory, Herend wine buckets, Herend rabbits and other arrangements, bronze framed miniature on ivory, continental wine bucket, assorted stemware, pr. polychrome/metal wall sconces, Baccarat 3 lite candelabra, brass andirons, pr. brass and black marble French candelabra, assorted mirrors, doll carriage and crib, oak train scale, LOUIS VUITTON suitcases, enamel license plates, old swords, large grouping of linens, antique curtains, etc. brass 18th century spurs and more from these fine homes and estates/

ORIENTAL CARPETS: approximately 25 including a fine quality large persian Kirman 9'-9" x 23', fine Bidjar 6'-6" x 10'-4", older room size Herez, fine persian and other room size carpets. A varied assortment of older and other oriental scatters and runners.

VIEWING FOR THIS SALE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE IS SATURDAY
AFTERNOON APRIL 22 FROM 4 P. M. TO 7 P.M. AS WELL AS
SUNDAY MORNING FROM 8:30 TO 11 A.M.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS VERY INTERESTING SALE.
AMPLE PARKING AND FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE.

SEE BELOW FOR PHOTOS.
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Douglas W. Stinson, Auctioneer.
MA Licenses #219 & #140.
15% buyer's premium.
Immediate removal.


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Image Description
An Important 40 year collection of Nantucket Baskets from the Harry and Virginia Sprong Collection

Group #22
Nest of 7 Nantuckets Baskets

(side and bottom views)
largest basket on far left w: 11" x l: 14.5" x h: 6.5"
smallest basket on far right w: 4.5" x l: 6.5" x h: 2.75"

Sylvaro Baskets
(side and bottom views)

Far Left Basket #20 d: 9.25" x h: 6.5"
Middle Basket #27 d: 8.25" x h: 6"
Far Right Basket #25 d: 6.75" x h: 5.375"

Basket #18
d: 11.5" x h: 5"

Basket #19
Rare Egg Basket
d: 3" x h: 2.5"

(side and bottom)

Basket #20
by Sylvaro as shown above, but with additional views
d: 9.25" x h: 6.5"

Basket #23

(side and bottom)
d: 5" x h: 4.125"

Basket #24
d: 9" x h: 3.375"

Basket #25
by Sylvaro as shown above, but with additional views
d: 6.75" x h: 5.375"

Basket #26
by Mitchell Ray
(side and bottom)
w: 9" l: 12" h: 5"

Basket #27
by Sylvaro as shown above,
but with additional view
d: 8.25" x h: 6"

Basket #28
covered swing handle basket with swivel top

(multiple views)

d: 8.75" x h: 6.375"

Basket #29
round swing handle
d: 10.75" x h: 4.5"

Basket #30
oval swing handle by Sylvaro
(side, bottom with label)
w: 6.25" l: 9.5" h: 5.5"

 

Basket #31
pocket book branded by Boyer
(side, top and bottom)

w: 6.25" l: 8.25" h: 6.625"

 



Basket #32
illegible writing on bottom
(side, bottom, and top)
d: 7.5" x h: 3.375"

Basket #33
large swing handle basket

w: 10.5" l: 13.375" h: 6.375"

Basket Group #34
nest of three swing handle baskets

smallest basket on left d: 7.75" x h: 5.125"
largest basket on right d: 13.5" x h: 8.125"

Basket #35
round pocket book basket
with ivory whale on top and illegible inscription on base

d: 8" x h: 7.5"

Basket #36
pocket book
marked T. Omsda
Cross Ripped
1/14/75
D.O.H.

(side view & signature inside)
w: 6.75" l: 9.25" h: 6.5"
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Basket #37
round swing handle basket with partial label of
Mitchell Ray

(side and label view)
d: 9.125" x h: 6.5"

Basket #38
swing handle splint basket

d: 13.5" x h: 7.5"

Basket #39
oval swing handle basket

w: 9.25" l: 11.5" h: 6"

Basket #40
with early tag

d: 11.75" x h: 7.5"

Basket #41
splint gathering basket
(side and bottom)

w: 14 " l: 21" h: 7.5"

Basket #42
swing handle basket
(side and inside view)

d: 9.25 " x h: 7.125"


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