All items are being sold as found - we are not able to accept returns. Cash and local "known" checks are acceptable forms of payment ~ we do not accept credit cards.
This is an exceptional sale of the personal property of an exceptional and talented woman who raised her family and produced wonderful pottery in the town of Exeter NH. I am delighted and also excited to be managing this sale and hope you can all attend. I have been asked to sell it all and will need your help to accomplish my task!
* * * * * * There will be a Sign-up Sheet available at 7:30am - When the door opens at 9:00am admission will be by order on the sign-up sheet. This is a private home with only two floors open for the sale, therefore I will be controlling how many shoppers may be in the home at one time. * * * * *
The owner had a well developed "eye" for beauty of form and color, so you are bound to find something beautiful to purchase. In additional to the art she created, along with beautiful props and sources of inspiration, are family antiques and other fine furnishing. There is an outstanding collection of art books, and others. Please read on - and I will be adding images over the coming week as we unpack and rearrange.
IMPORTANT - I will not be selling pieces of Kit's pottery - most has already been sold or is being retained by her immediate family. The pottery I will be offering is from her former students, colleagues and friends, and also her former teacher Gerry Williams.
POTTERY: Large assortment of both functional and art pottery by NH craftsmen. Collection of Gerry Williams pottery. Just a couple items to highlight is work by Brian Dewbury and also some Vintage Royal Copenhagen. There is a large collection of pottery related reference books. A very unusual China/Japan/Korea book - none of it is in English!
TEXTILES: Pair of Matching Blue and White Woven Coverlets dated 1837 & 1840 (condition & color very good!), outstanding Antique Crazy Quilt exceptional size & condition, Antique Tumbling Blocks Quilt and Antique Log Cabin Quilt in good shape . There is quite a bit of fabric (remnants and yardage) from Quaker Fabric of Rhode Island - perfect for all kinds of projects. Victorian white work and christening gowns and baby clothes. Assortment of ethnic textiles, including Central Asian Rug Bag.
RUGS: Navajo Indian Rug, Assortment of Kilim Scatter Rugs including a nice long runner, Chinese Oriental Silk Rug (6'8" by 6'4"), and more!
FURNITURE: Pair of Love Seats in wonderful velvet "recovered" fabric, Tiger Maple Drop Leaf Table c. 1840/50, Hand Made by Local Artisan John Skewes is a Long Harvest Table along with 6 Windsor Chairs by same artist. Truly fine furniture! Also by Skewes, a Sofa Table. Eastlake Desk and Bed Frame. Sewing cabinet and Oak 3 Drawer Chest (1900), 1920s Bed Stand, Mahogany Hepplewhite Slant Front Large Desk c.1800-20, Beautiful Antique Mahogany Ladies Drop Leaf Desk, 19th c. Bed frame, Antique Sewing Stand, Cottage Pine 4 Drawer Chest, Sheraton Style 1 Drawer Desk, Antique Child's Chairs, Mahogany Empire 2 Drawer Stand, Sheraton Cherry Gentleman's Chest (back leg has a break needs repair), Tuck-away Mahogany Table, Unusual Cane Seat Rocking Chair, Pair Tiger Maple Chairs, and many additional Chairs, Piano/Organ stool w Velvet Seat.
ARTWORK: Wonderful circa 1840 American Portrait of Pretty Woman Playing Piano wearing period jewelry in its' Grain Painted Original Frame. Antique Oil Landscape, Small Oil on Board Lake Como, Italy, and Still Life Oil 3 Peaches. Hopi Indian Watercolors by Starr - Mother & Child '95, and Butterfly Maiden Hopi '93, Metalism del tiempo Print by Ponas, ... Some interesting framed photographs, and more ....
BOOKS: Large collection of Art Pottery and other art books. Large assortment of Children & Adult books - some antique.
ANTIQUES: Large Santos collection most of which originally sourced in the Virgin Islands. Fabulous Vintage French Metal Green Painted Folding Plant Stand, Antique Stoneware & Crocks, Pair Jack Daniels Dovetail Crates, Jack Daniels Stand & Poster, Trunks, Limoges France Demitasse Cups Saucers, Vintage Ladies Accessories, 19th c. Camera, Antique Ice Cream Maker, Antique Magic Lantern with wonderful Early Painted Glass Slides, Primitive Dovetail Box, 3 piece French Girondelle Set w Glass Prisms, Large Metal Figure Indian Ganash, Large Ansonia Shelf or Carriage Clock, Cast Iron Cathedral Bank ... and more
DECORATIVE & COLLECTIBLE ACCESSORIES: Gorham Sterling Coffee Pot Cream Sugar, Sterling Child Cup and Porridge Bowl Denmark COHR with Cat on Handles, Large collection Victorian Sheffield Silverplate, 1934 Wall Map of France, Pair Woven Baskets w Lids, Set of handmade in Maine Baskets, Sculptural Wood Lady Catcher, Antique 3 Part Mantle Mirror, Pair Beaded Indian Moccasins, Vintage Japanese Large Tea Box (paper as is), Vintage Childrens Toys, Breyers Horses, Folding Victorian Screen (needs fabric replacement), Large Doll house, various toys and games and much more ...
HOUSEHOLD: Kitchen Pots, Pans, Utensils, Glassware, Baskets, and more ....