Auctioneers of estate antiques, fine art and fine collectibles.
White’s Auctions is an independent, privately owned auction company established in 1993 in Middleboro, Massachusetts, serving Southeastern and Central Massachusetts, Boston, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and parts of the Northeast and more. White’s has demonstrated itself as a high quality regional auction house providing a valuable service to consignors and a destination source for antique dealers, galleries, designers and collectors for nearly twenty three years. During this time the company has gained a national and international reputation for expertise, successful sales and service to consignors and customers.
The company conducts approximately four to five listed catalogued, on-line general antiques, fine arts and decorative arts auctions per year. General Estates cataloged (not on line) auctions are added periodically as well. The sales offer a varied selection of fresh to the market items to include, 18th, 19th and 20th century American, Continental and Chinese furniture, paintings, glass, porcelains, Mid-Century Modern and Arts & Crafts furniture and accessories, Art Pottery & Glass, sterling silver flatware and hollowware, coins, vintage gold, silver and fine jewelry, Oriental rugs, antique textiles, antique dolls, toys, tools, early photography, ephemera, early maps and books, advertising, military & historical items and other rare and unique items of value. Each sale is unique and extensively advertised. The sales offer in-house, phone, absentee and on-line bidding to prospective bidders.
John P. White, Partner, Auctioneer
MA Lic #1988
Massachusetts Auctioneers Association
Kathryn A. Black, Partner, Manager
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Sunday September 13th 3pm to 6pm
Monday September 14th 12pm-6pm
Tuesday September 15th 3pm to 6pm Auction Start
Middleboro Lodge of Elks
24 High Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
Early Salesman's Sample Canoe, 49"
Ca late 1800's. Wood and canvas with two woven seats. Measures 48 inches long x 10 inches wide at widest point. Original red paint.
Marked in pencil "A.E. Wickett, Builder, Old Town, Maine".
Inspired by the Penobscot’s birch bark watercraft, one of the first wood and canvas canoes was built by A.E. Wickett in 1898 behind the local entrepreneur George Gray’s hardware store. Prior to that time, Wickett worked at the E.M. White Canoe Company in 1895. He helped to start the Indian Old Town Canoe Company and Robertson Old Town Canoe Company, later incorporated as Old Town Canoe Co in 1903. Wickett worked for Old Town from 1900 to 1914. He later founded the Penobscott Canoe Company in 1915 and the St. Louis Meramec Caboe Company in the early 1920's.
There are no stencils on the piece but the consignor recounted that it came from a great uncle who worked at Old Town Canoe Company in Old Town Maine.
Reed & Barton Francis 1st Sterling
J.J. Elliot Tall Case Clock. Superb 9 tube, triple chime and strike tall case clock made by J.J. Elliott of London, England. Circa 1900. The clock features a massive 8 day time, triple chime (Westminster, Whittington, St. Michael) and strike movement on 9 polished nickel tubes. There are separate shutoffs for the quarter chime and hour strike. Ornate face with raised numerals and scroll decoration, marked Bigelow Kennard & Co. Boston. Works signed and back impressed Made in England. The case uses many elements found in Thomas Chippendale's 1754 book, "The Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker's Director". Specifically, the pagoda top and deep carving of the bonnet follow in the Chinese Chippendale style. The case is made of walnut or mahogany with its original high luster finish. Measures 94” tall x 18” wide x 13” deep. The dial was completely disassembled, cleaned and the silver parts were re-silvered. The movement was serviced this year and runs well. The clock is all original with the exceptions of the nickel tubes (proper replacements were installed to match the originals), weights and pendulum. Missing finial.
11 hand painted KPM Berlin Breslauer Stadschloss cabinet plates
Over 20 gold coins
pluse several silver coin lots
California Edwood coffee table
International Sterling "Prelude" tea set with sp tray & matching candlesticks
Historic Herend porcelain vase presented to Adolf Hitler in 1937 by Admiral Miklos Horthy, Regent of Hungary (only 3 in existence). This was part of a dinner service commissioned by Horthy for presentation for Hitler. It survived the Bristish bombing of his home Berchtesgaden, Berghof, in the Bavarian Alps and also the burning by the SS (to avoid its capture). It was "liberated" by a US Army soldier 3rd Infantry Division when it was captured by the Americans in 1945.
With letter of provenance from soldier's wife. Also a letter from the Herend factory identifying the vase.
personalized illustrated letters by Pedro Friedeberg (2 of 7)
18th C Pennsylvania Chippendale walnut drop leaf table
Bruno Gambone enamel pottery
Rabi in his study by Jacob Binder (Massachusetts/Russian Federation 1887-1984)
Art Deco gold, diamond & sapphire bracelet
Native American Indian made
14kt gold men's bracelets
early 19th C Classical carved mahogany card table
pair of late 18th/early 19th C Chinese Ox Blood melon jars
ornate Chippendale style wall mirror with a ho-ho bird (Chinese mythological Phoenix bird)
Pedro Friedeberg personal letter
November 11, 1976
Lady's Hamilton diamond watch
one of original 1936 Olympic Torches
first torch relay from Olympia, Greece to Berlin
Berlin 1936 Olympic Participation Medal
Peter Hunt painted wood goblet
Large metal sign for the Blue Eagle Inn (Whitensville, MA)
California Redwood coffee table
Nippon Coralene vase, 1909
28 Morgan silver dollars
Always Seeking Quality Consignments .
Please call with any questions.
Plenty of free parking.
Food & drinks available on the premises.
Absentee & Phone Bids Welcome.
Phone bids arranged in advance, as available....
Please Call Kathryn Black
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Antique Horse Drawn Carriage/Buggy.Ca 19th/20th C. Black lacquer finish with stenciled decoration. Red spoke wheels. Double seat with white tufted upholstery. Fully restored ca. 1990 by Henry Tinkham of Middleboro, MA.
Pennsylvania corner cupboard, "H" hinges
WWII German Luftwaffe First Pattern Officer's sword
18th c Dutch Old Master portrait
Mihail Chemiakin (born 1943, New York / Soviet Union (former), Russian Federation) watercolor "Tete de Chien Metaphysique" (Head of Dog Metaphysical). Signed and dated ‘76 upper left corner.
Incaustic/mixed media on board "Les Deux Personages Metaphysiques" Signed and dated '78 lower right corner
1874 Eldridge's No 10 Chart of Buzzard's Bay
Chart belonged to and signed by Whaling Captain Benjamin F. Gibbs, East Wareham, Mass (1820-1910). The chart is signed upper left corner and also on the back. Two publishers labels also on the back. Chart published by Thaxter & Sons, Boston 1874. Measures 36” x 31”.
Gibbs was the Captain of the whaler George Washington , built in Wareham in 1832. It set out in March 1847 for the North West Coast and did not return until April 1850 and again from 1850-1853. Gibbs also captained the whaler Speedwell leaving from Fairhaven for the North Pacific. It too did not return for 3 ½ years. The Gibbs family owned the Speedwell and commissioned William Bradford to paint her portrait. (The painting was sold in 2011).
Vintage Gibson "Less Paul electric guitar
19th C Victorian oak carved cabinet/North Wind Lion
Early turn of the century enhanced photo poster/in shadow box frame
Double Natural Pearls
18Kt Gold, Ruby & Diamond Clasp
19th C Plains Indian doll
raw hide, bead work & human hair
19th C Canton meat platter with strainer insert
19th C Rose Medallion garden seat
attributed to Lodovico Cardi Ciglio (Ital. 1559-1613)
Paolo Bedini ( Ital. 1844-1924)porcelain plaque
Shadow Box Framed Early Fishing Lures
Fastened to felt interior with straight pins.
1936 Model NSKK chained Marine/Naval rare WWII German dagger
14kt gold Geneva concealed face wrist watch
after Ludwig Knaus (German 1829-1910) 40" x 55" by Herm Albrecht
10 piece circulated US & Foreign coins & currency includes 1787 Fugio coin, 1922 $10 gold bill & 1837 Feuchtwangers Composition one cent coin
pair Chinese Celadon blue peacock temple vases
Pedro Friedeberg (b. 1937, Mexico, USA) gilded wood sculpture
Chelsea Tambour No. 1 brass mantle clock
walnut & brass Lionel
1864 Springfield rifle "S.N. & W.T.C. for Massachusetts 1864"
Jade and gold bangle bracelet
Early WWII German Youth Knife
Joe Thum Bowling Club Olympic Games 1936 Badge
Swastika 7 American Flag, Olympic Rings
1860's "pepper box" pistol (only 3,000 made)
Reed & Barton Victorian swing water pitcher with figural mermaids
3 bottles Rothschild Chateau Lafite wine, vintage 1976
19th c diminutive corner cupboard
vintage Triumph motorcycle
Antique Japanese wallet/purse
Ca 19th century. Embosed tooled leather with a red capped crane (longevity symbol). Applied silver dragon clasp. Nine strand chain ending in ivory and silver dragon netsuke. Interior with printed suede with cranes, silver and ivory latch. Measures 5 ½ inches wide x 8 ½ inches long overall. From the Mim & Jack Ewing Estate (Berlin, Mass).