Come to the Preview at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries!

Fine quality Japanese Satsuma floor vase, one of many fine estate finds to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on April 7 & 8

Join us at our Thomaston gallery today and tomorrow (April 5 & 6) to preview the exciting items to be sold at our Pre-Season Discovery Auction this weekend! This fun. fast paced sale will include over 750 great estate finds, including fine paintings & sculpture, time pieces, furniture, oriental carpets, marine items, Asian antiques, Native American artifacts, estate silver, vintage toys and rare decorative pieces.

You may take your time and enjoy a leisurely stroll through our aisles to peruse the many rare and one-of-a-kind treasures on display.  Helpful staff members are stationed throughout the gallery to assist you and answer any questions you may have.  You may also pre-register for the auction or set up telephone or absentee bids at any time during preview week.

Among the fine art offerings in the auction will be a beautiful painting by California artist Jules Mersfelder (CA, 1865-1937), “The Berkeley Hills”; a rare offset lithograph poster for a 1964 Andy Warhol (NY/PA, 1928-1987) exhibition at Leo Castelli, New York; a 1927 oil on board work by W. Francis Snow (US, 19th-20th c.) depicting a sled dog team resting on a Meredith, NH hillside; and “Le Coq”, a beautiful bronze sculpture by Alfred Barye (France, 1839-1882) depicting a rooster.

Leading furniture pieces will include: a circa 1950s Paul McCobb designed credenza by Calvin Furniture of Grand Rapids, MI; a diminutive Victorian flame mahogany desk with S-tambour front lid; and a unique circa 1910 English mechanical liquor stand in Honduras mahogany veneer and boxwood stringing.

Featured among the collection of Asian treasures will be: a fine quality Japanese Satsuma floor vase with extensive figural decoration; an early 19th c. Chinese bronze fang gu form square vase; several lots of antique and vintage snuff bottles; and a 19th c. Chinese repousse silver keepsake box.

The sale will present a wonderful selection of decorative objects, such as:  a 19th Century French cobalt blue porcelain mantel clock with silvered bronze mounts and eight day time and strike movement; a cased English sterling silver and tortoiseshell dresser vanity set by Mappin & Webb, London; a circa 1925 iridescent lavender rose vase attributed to Victor Durand; a 19th Century mother-of-pearl and abalone veneered bowfront tea caddy; a group of Moorcroft art pottery vessels; and a near pair of electrified 19th Century oil lamps with Corinthian column bases and cut glass fonts.

There will also be excellent selections of Native American artifacts, oriental carpets, fine clocks, rare books and documents, marine items, estate silver, militaria, and toys.

Preview hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today and tomorrow, April 5 & 6.  Previewing will also be available both on auction days, Saturday & Sunday, April 7 & 8, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  We are located on US Route 1 in Thomaston, ME.

Live, absentee, telephone, and internet bids are accepted.  Go to to view all lots in the auction.  Please call 207-354-8141 to reserve a seat at the auction, set up an absentee or telephone bid, or for further information.

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is Maine’s premier auction and appraisal company located on U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston (51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston, ME 04861).  Thomaston Place is a leader in discovering Maine’s antique and fine art treasures by offering Free Appraisals each Tuesday at the gallery, creating fundraiser events for civic and charitable organizations, and providing house call appraisal services.  Their expertise in researching and marketing antiques and fine art has earned Thomaston Place the respect of buyers, collectors and experts worldwide.

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