Auction house encourages designer business

by Ann Shriver Sargent

Talented interior designers may want to train their discerning eye on the W. A. Smith Auction this Labor Day!

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They are in their 46th year and have an impeccable reputation. I personally have appointed many projects with period pieces from their well-run cataloged auction.

Bill Jr., now leads his talented and hardworking team. Bill grew up in the business and inherited from his father both a stellar work ethic and sense of humor!

Auctions are fun to attend, but do not let distance deter you – everything is well photographed and you can both absentee bid and live bid on the phone.

Information on the rules (all governed by NH State Laws) are on their website.

A few of Ann’s favorites!


Lot No. 98: “Hard to Find” matching set of 12 Danish teak chairs. Label of Illums Bolighus


Lot No. 101:  Oil painting on canvas “Rising Clouds” by Horace Brown. 34″ x 32″


Lot No. 98:  Hepplewhite cherry bow front four-drawer chest with old brass, inlaid apron. Ca. 1800


Lot No. 202:  Important pair of lg. size globes, celestral and terrestrial by Newton 1828 London. Est. of Sir Fitzroy Maclean. Spheres’are 20″ in diameter, wow! (to see conservation report and history on Sir Fitzroy Maclean please email the gallery)


Lot No. 210:  18th C French fruitwood sideboard w/checkered inlay, 3’4″ x 7’1″ L


Lot No. 207:  Lg. oil painting, ship in harbor “Beezy Day off Hasting Eng.” signed H. Nichols 1886. 30″ x 48″


Spectacular 46th Annual Labor Day Auction

Fine American, European, and 20th Century Design

WHERE: W.A. Smith Auction Gallery in Plainfield, NH,

WHEN: Monday, Sep 2, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

PREVIEW: Sun. Sept 1st from 12-5 pm and 8 am morning of the sale

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