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Friday March 2, 2012
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at our gallery 76 Main Street, Amesbury, Massachusetts

45 minutes North of Boston


Americana and Continental Furnishings, Paintings, Pottery,  Clocks, Porcelains, Miniatures, Pottery, Nautical, Silver and Jewelry




Plan to attend one of our exhibitions or the day of sale preview. 

There is always a great selection of fresh Estate items offered.

 Our on line catalog will be available several weeks prior to the auction.


Items to include: The Finest North Shore Game Table with Flaming Birch Frieze; Great 19th Century French Rococo Marquetry Center Table, signed, Candle Stands, Carved Rosewood Anglo Indian Linen Press, Pair of Regency Arm Chairs, Carved Italian Renaissance Three Piece Settee Set with Extraordinary Needlework Upholstery, Centennial Hepplewhite Secretary, Two Custom Federal Style Custom Dining Tables, Queen Ann Highboy, English Hepplewhite Linen Press, Period English Chest on Chest, Diminutive William and Mary English Chest on Chest, The finest Baker Queen Ann /style Dining Room Set, Large Table, Eight Chairs, Fabulous Breakfront and Long Queen Ann Hunt Board (original cost new over $30,000), Extraordinary Napoleonic Style Revival Full Size Bed, French Empire Directoire, Cylinder Desk,  

Items of Interest: Pair of Marblehead Pottery Four Color Bookends,  Hand Painted Limoges Punch Bowl, Tortoise Shell Tea Boxes, Fancy Paper Mache Jewelry Box, Lalique Glass Bowl, Miniature Furniture, American Empire Bookcase Breakfront, Rare Ansonia Figural Clock, Tiffany Glass, Baccarat Chandeliers,  Herman Herzog, “A Mill Scene in the Mountains”, Oil on Canvas, signed Warren Sheppard, “Sunset by the Shore”, Renaissance Victorian Marquetry Credenza, Collection of Ship Models including a Rare Historic Model of “The Merrimac Paddle Wheel”, Fine French Bronze Clock, Early Soft-paste, French Gilt Mirrors, Louis Vuitton Travel Trunk, Rare Early Black and Brass Bound Louis Vuitton Graduated Trunks (very early examples and all signed), Miniature Bronzes, Vienna Bronze Peacock, Rare Royal Worcester Porcelain Clock, Selection of Miniature Portraits, English Needlework, 16th/17th Century  Old Master Still Life Oil on Panel, Flemish School, Fine Collection of Rose Medallion Porcelain, Fine Selection of Sterling Silver, 19th Century Gorham Sterling Tea Service, with Elegant Wooden Inlayed Serving Tray, Silver Gallery, Paul Stone Art Noveau Hand Hammered Bowl, Wonderful Selection of Flatware Services, Loads of Decorative Items,  Elegant Silver Plated Items, Porcelain Oyster Plates, Two Civil War Swords, Full Plate Ambro Type of Civil War Officer, Collection of over 30 Pocket Watches

Exhibitions: Wednesday, February 29th and Thursday March 1st 2 p.m. – 7p.m.

Day of auction: 9 a.m. until sale


End of an Era-Lillian Westcott Hale

The Hale family has sold the studio, “Howlet’s” , built in 1911 at Folly Cove on the Rockport/Gloucester line, the art studio of members of the famous Hale Family and built by Ellen Day Hale.  The last of the remaining items have been removed and will be sold at auction.

Items to be sold include paintings, fragments and props used in Ellen’s, Lillian Westcott Hales and perhaps her husband Philip Leslie Hale and Aunt Susan Hale works.

Items of interest include  a study by Lillian Westcott Hale of a young boy standing near a wall, Lillian’s “High Stool”  as she preferred painting in an upright manner, a tall  ladder back chair used in a painting on view at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, one of Lillian’s famous hats, a pastel landscape by Ellen Day Hale done in 1896, other chairs used in many of Lillian’s renowned works of note, portraits by Ellen and Lillian, other earlier works maybe at the hand of Susan Hale, longtime friend and companion of Frederick Church, and an unusual oil still life by Lillian done in 1941 of a conch shell resting on a rustic  table,   Our firm auctioned the table scene in the painting years ago at one of our sales.  What a unique opportunity to own a piece of one of the most famous artist families in America at an affordable price!

The book “Life in the Studio” written by Nancy Hale, Lillian’s daughter, reflects the life, times and items in the studio through the years.  Some of these items are mentioned in the book and add light on the valuable nature of this final collection.  Some of the items will be sold separately, some in groups.


800-822-1417   Mass Auc Lic# 770


Terms: 15% BP; 6.25MA Tax; Cash or Check with proper ID


Our firm is licensed in Mass, NH, Maine and Florida. 

We offer a delivery service for fine art and antique collections to and from Florida.




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