Nantucket basket stand may rise to $8,000

A selection of marine items, folk art, silver, antique furniture, carpet and rugs, and baskets, like a 19th century Nantucket basket which may fetch $8K, is coming to market Aug. 23-24 duringThomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Summer Auction of Fine Art & Antiques auction.
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THOMASTON, Maine — A diverse array of estate jewelry, uncommon documents, marine items, folk art, silver, antique furniture, carpet and rugs,baskets will come to market Aug.23- 24 during Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Summer Auction of Fine Art & Antiques auction.

An important bronze sculpture by Frederic S. Remington (NY/KS, 1861- 1909), “The

Nantucket basket

Nantucket basket folk art sewing table. (Photo courtesy Thomaston Place Auction Galleries)

Bronco Buster,” signed and stamped by Roman Bronze Works and marked #75, will headline the sale (estimate $75,000-$125,000). The sale will off er six oil on canvas paintings by Virginia artist William Garl Browne, Jr. (NY/VA, 1823-1894), including a large work depicting merchants and browsers at a Southern fair ($45,000- $55,000).

Two English paintings featuring images of dogs from the Maine estate of Brooke Astor are additional highlights. The pieces include “The Courting of a Hound,” an 1824 work by John Frederick Herring Sr. depicting two dogs meeting at a formal portico (UK, 1795-1865) ($40,000- $60,000) and Heywood Hardy’s (UK, 1843-1933) 1904 painting, “Guardian Through the Forest” ($6,000-$8,000).

From the selection of marine paintings will be a monumental oil on canvas work by Dutch artist Adolf Johannes Petrus Levolger (1869-1952) titled “Rescue at Sea” ($20,000-$25,000), and “A Story of the Sea,” a painting by Alfred Wordsworth Thompson ($8,000-$12,000). A late 19th century, 75-inch wide verdigris copper architectural spreadwing eagle, purportedly removed from a New York City building during demolition, will also come along ($15,000- $20,000).

Additional lots attracting presale attention include:
• The Native American Canajoharie Patent Treaty dated May 27, 1766, ($50,000-$100,000).
• Sioux beaded deer hide pictorial vest, circa 1880, featuring images of marching soldiers bearing American flags, warriors and chiefs ($5,000-$10,000).
• 1880s Nantucket basket sewing stand ($5,000-$8,000).
• Molded copper Black Hawk running horse weathervane ($3,000-$4,000).
• Tiffany Studios nine-piece Grapevine pattern desk set ($2,000-$3,000).

For more information, visit or call 207-354-8141. View lots at, and

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