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.
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).
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).
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).
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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