AAAWT’s First! auction to debut online Sept. 2

AAAWT's First!

English standing lion figures on plinth, molded redware, Rockingham glaze, 11 3/8 x 4 7/8 height 8½in, circa 1850. Eatimate: $1,000-$1,500. AAAWT image

NEW YORK – Over 38 years, Antique Associates at W. Townsend Inc., 473 Main St., West Townsend, Mass., has developed into one of America’s leading brokers of high-quality antiques, art & antique arms, serving as a premier supply source for major museums, advanced collectors, exemplary dealers and collectors at all levels. On Wednesday, Sept. 2, Jasper52 will host AAAWT’s First!: Shelf, Closet and Attic Items online auction. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

The 114-lot auction is steeped in Americana, but opens with a pair of English redware lions having a Rockingham glaze. These handsome beasts are 8½ inches high and stand on plinths that are 11 3/8 inches long (est. $1,000-$1,500).

A Connecticut Queen Anne high chest of cherrywood sports a recently restored mahoganized finish. The chest is in two parts. The upper section features cove molding above a case having two short drawers over three long graduated drawers. The lower case with a long drawer over three short drawers, the center drawer fan carved. The whole is raised on cabriole legs resting on pad feet. Estimate: $2,725-$5,500. circa 1765-1785.

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Connecticut Queen Anne highboy, circa 1765-1785, cherry with mahoganized finish, 66½in high. Estimate: $2,725-$5,500. AAAWT image

An 11-inch square cookie board, or cake print, offered in the auction is impressed “J.Y. Watkins, N.Y.” and “J. Conger.” Watkins was the successor to Conger. Carved in relief, the mahogany board depicts a man his hat on horseback and is surrounded by flowers and foliage within a concentric decorative border (est. $2,000-$3,500).

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Carved cookie board, or cake print, depicting a horse and rider, likely late 19th century, mahogany, 11 x 11 x 1in. Estimate: $2,000-$3,500. AAAWT image

Two decoys are included in the auction catalog. A goldeneye drake in original paint was carved in the mid-20th century and is likely from New York (est. $450-$750). A canvas-covered goose decoy crafted by Joseph Lincoln (1858–1938) of Hingham, (Accord) Mass., is in old hunter’s paint and has been shot over (est. $1,500-$2,500).

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Joe Lincoln (Massachusetts, 1858–1938) canvas-covered goose decoy, 26in high, Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. AAAWT image

A Shaker oval box from the 19th century is in good condition with imperfections commensurate with age. In the Shaker tradition, its four fingers are secured with copper tacks (est. $3,125-$5,500).

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Shaker oval box, mid-19th-century, 3¾in high x 9¾in x 6¾in. Estimate: $3,125-$5,500. AAAWT image

All offerings are guaranteed by AAAWT to be as represented, and subject to the five-day return policy per the Jasper52–AAAWT auction terms.

AAAWT’s First!: Shelf, Closet and Attic online auction will begin Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m. Eastern time.


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