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Willis and Karel Henry
22 Main Street Marshfield, MA 02050
Phone: (781) 834-7774 Fax: (781) 826-3520




Past Auctions below

American Folk Art

April 19, 2008

Last Auction results


 Antiques Auction 

sat.,  July 21, 2007 at 11 am

Many signed  Paintings, Ship models, Fine Glass & China, Silver, Clocks

Click here for photo listing

For highlights of 7/21/07

Lot 1. Oil on Canvas sheep on Hillside by J.a.S. Monks 34" X 55 $5,148.00


Catalog Shaker 2005

Doug Towle Shaker Collection

Sept. 4, 2005

Gilmanton, NH


Sunday, October 10th Noon

Canterbury Shaker Village

~ Online Catalog ~


Past Shaker Auctions


Sunday, October 10th Noon

Canterbury Shaker Village

~ Online Catalog ~



RESULTS (catalog w/ prices)

Sat., June 28, 2003

at 12:00 Noon

at the Shaker Museum and Library



Old Chatham, NY

Two Small Yellow Oval Boxes

(items 1 and 64):

$42,250 and $34,500


Beautiful Basket with Rare Twilled Quadrifoil Design (item 71):


Small Blue Spirit Message Booklet

(item 19):


Sunday, October 10th at Noon
Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury Shaker Village is located 20 minutes north of Concord, NH,

 from I-93 take exit 18 and follow signs to Village (approx. 8 miles),

from Rt. 106 take Shaker Rd. at the lights to the Village (approx. 2 miles).

~ Online Catalog with prices ~






Shaker  Antiques at Auction

June 8, 2002


Click here for some of the top lots

with pictures and prices realized

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Online Shaker catalog 2002

Call to order past catalog $20,full color with prices realized


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Spirit Message



RESULTS (catalog w/ prices)

Sat., June 28, 2003

at 12:00 Noon

at the Shaker Museum and Library

Old Chatham, NY

Two Small Yellow Oval Boxes

(items 1 and 64):

$42,250 and $34,500

Beautiful Basket with Rare Twilled Quadrifoil Design (item 71):


Small Blue Spirit Message Booklet

(item 19):



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Lot 30  Spirit Message  $120,000

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 Lot 3 small oval box    $24,000




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LOT 30 $185,000 (w/o buyer's premium)

For catalog   listing on this site click here



Assortment: see below...


More Past Auctions




Early Antiques

Sunday, May 29, 2005 

See our Catalog


Catalog listing with prices



More images...


Document & Autograph Auction

Oct. 29, 2005 at 7:30 pm ~

Boston, MA

 Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel



Summer 2004
Americana Auction

Sunday, Aug. 1 ,2004
406 High St., Pembroke, MA
Gathered from all over the United States


Spring Decorative Arts
& Antiques Auction

406 High St. Pembroke, Ma.

Monday, May 31, 2004

Antiques & Decorative Arts Catalog

another C. H. Gifford
(fresh, out of a house)

Sold: $21,000
(not including Buyer's Premium)



~lot 10 Howard banjo







African Catalog

Sunday, May 30, 2004


Click image

 for catalog





Sat., Feb. 21, 2004
*Holiday Inn, Dedham, MA

Catalog with photos
(& prices realized)

General info with photos

 Collection of over 50 early Staffordshire figurines

18th & 19th c. Early Am. Furn.; Folk Art; Clocks; Chinese Export; Important Amer. Oil Paintings; Baskets; Samplers; Silhouettes; Woodenware; Brass; Iron; Celadon Coll.; Hist. Blue; Spongeware; Redware; Dec. Stoneware; Oriental Rugs.



sold in our
Feb. 2004 auction
for $18,000
(not including Buyer's Premium)
signed CH Gifford 1887

Auction of VictorianAntiques

Putti candlesticks $4000 + BP

Catalog with photos & prices


Nov.9, 2003

Knights of Columbus, rte.139

Pembroke, MA at 11am

Previews: 5-7pm Sat.Eve. Nov. 8th & Sun. morning 9-11am






Coolidge Corner



Sunday, May 18, 2003

 Tribal & Folk Art – 1,000’s

of handmade items from all over

 the world including a vast collection

of jewelry from Turkoman, India,

Morocco, Indonesia, etc

. Semi-precious stones in silver

, fabulous beads, ethnic clothing,

spectacular handmade cloth from

around the world, African sculptur

e & masks, colorful beadwork hangings, storage chests,

 musical instruments, boxes, mirrors, display units & cabinets.

American Antiques & Dolls

Sat. March 29,2003

Dedham Holiday Inn, Dedham, MA

Americana Catalog (w/prices)

Doll Auction

(1st hr. of Auction)

Doll Catalog (w/prices)



Antique Estates Auction


Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.

Dedham Holiday Inn - Dedham, MA

Past Shaker Auctions


Sunday, October 10th Noon

Canterbury Shaker Village

~ Online Catalog ~



RESULTS (catalog w/ prices)

Sat., June 28, 2003

at 12:00 Noon

at the Shaker Museum and Library

Old Chatham, NY

Two Small Yellow Oval Boxes

(items 1 and 64):

$42,250 and $34,500

Beautiful Basket with Rare Twilled Quadrifoil Design (item 71):


Small Blue Spirit Message Booklet

(item 19):


Sunday, October 10th at Noon
Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury Shaker Village is located 20 minutes north of Concord, NH,

 from I-93 take exit 18 and follow signs to Village (approx. 8 miles),

from Rt. 106 take Shaker Rd. at the lights to the Village (approx. 2 miles).

~ Online Catalog with prices ~






Shaker  Antiques at Auction

June 8, 2002


Click here for some of the top lots

with pictures and prices realized

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Online Shaker catalog 2002

Call to order past catalog $20,full color with prices realized


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Spirit Message






Americana Auction

Sept. 7, 2002

For price info

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Catalog listing

Oriental rug listing


Marine related antiques

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 18th c shoe foot hutch table $11,000

Past Painting of Wm/ Merritt Chase

June,2001 $63,250



              We are proud to present one of the earliest

                and finest private collections of Shaker to be sold:

              The Important McCue Shaker Collection

              Part I: See Information below Trestle Table

                  Saturday,  September 8, 2012 at 1pm  


        Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Ma

                Directions: Mass. Turnpike I-90 Westbound, Exit 1, Rt. 41N to end, 9 miles, left   on Rt. 20 West, 1/2 mile                                      

         Previews: Thurs 2-5, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 10-12:30

                   Order the printed Color Catalog now - $35 (taxable at the auction)

Our colorful printed catalog includes the important history of Dr. J.J. Gerald McCue,

Edna Little Greenwood, who was the cousin in law of Nina Fletcher Little &

was also Nina's mentor as it is quoted in her book Little by Little

Online Catalog (Details -click on photos & Provenance - click "more info")

  Click here to bid live


          Color photographs of Furniture in the Auction - Click here

  Part I: Original Shaker Furniture and Accessories, many of which have been exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Institution, & The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Exceptional provenance with purchases from the Andrews, early dealers, and the Shakers at Hancock, MA, Canterbury, NH, and Sabbathday Lake, ME. Shaker desks including a red sewing desk purchased from Sister Eleanor Philbrick in 1953 (last used by Sister Jennie Mathers of the Sabbathday Lake Shakers), and a rare stand up Shaker desk in original green paint signed Alfred Collier, Harvard Shaker Community; a rare Rocking bench with taped seat and back; a small Ministry Trestle table from Harvard purchased from Edna H. Little Greenwood (“the cornerstone of Dr. J.J. Gerald McCue’s superb Shaker collection”); Cupboard over drawers in original red stain; Cupboard over cupboard in a deep red; Blanket chest attributed to Grove Wright with original grain paint; Paneled orange/red blanket chest similar to a Hancock chest (from Dr. McCue’s journal); a fine Enfield, NH one-drawer stand; a rare Trustee’s desk; Red blanket chest on base with Hancock history & purchased from the Andrews; Outstanding yellow painted woodbox purchased from Sabbathday Lake, large red Work table with Sabbathday Lake history (from the journal); painted pails, oval boxes, work utensils & hangers, poplar & paper boxes, rare tiny spool holder with original spools & silk thread.

 Color catalogs available for $35

781-834-7774, MC/Visa, 17% Buyer’s Premium, MA Lic. #294

Harvard Historical Society is sponsoring a SHAKER VILLAGE HOUSE TOUR, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012


Past Auctions below

John P Richardson Collection Session II

Books, Maps, Documents,Vintage Movie & Travel Posters,

  Prints & Photography

                          See example photos to right >

Online Catalog

Realized prices of the top 25 lots

Saturday, March 24,  2012 at 11 am

Sat. Preview: 9-11am

Fri. Preview: 4-7 pm

 Willis Henry Auction room 781-871-0545

Talk Fri. March 23 at 7pm by Peter Williams on newly discovered Hosea Sprague prints from the John Richardson Collection

Holiday Inn, Rockland, MA (Exit 14)

Important Books/Maps/Documents/Posters/Photographs,

Art & Historical Prints/Autographs/Illustrations/ Beston (naturalist)/ Coatsworth (author of The Littlest House), Collection of prints & drawings from Hosea & Isaac Sprague, including prints by H. Sprague, I. Sprague watercolors & rare oil painting, Work from graphic artist & important print maker

 W.A. Dwiggins along with his personal artifacts and a print (possibly of a marinette), 17th c Indian document of land sold to John Tower of Hingham, Hingham broadsides, 18th c documents, Civil War diary & Photo album, Ambrotype of Lincoln, Autographs: Mark Twain, Einstein & Teddy Roosevelt, Photos: Yosemite by Fiske, Curtis unpublished Indian, dags, carte de vistes, etc., Collection of 17th, 18th, & 19th c Maps of the United States, World, & France, Coll. of finely hand-colored British prints, Modern Art prints/posters by Matisse, Calder, Cocteau,etc., Large coll. of Travel posters from around the world, Lg. coll. of Vintage Movie posters, 2 Disney cells, a few theater posters inc. Uncle Tom's Cabin, and more.

The John P. Richardson (Hingham, Mass.) Collection

with Selected Additions from other Gentlemen Collectors

Online Catalog

 (catalog online)

65. A Map of New England & New York by John Speed, 1676 (sold to the owner from The Old Print Shop, New York City)

69. A 17th c. Map of Virginia by Jodocus Hondius, Jr. and Willem J. Bleau, Amsterdam, 1630-1638, (The Old Print Shop, NYC)

Isaac Sprague watercolor

Lot 20. Henry Beston, 1st edition

signed by author

 Henry Beston's walking stick gifted to John Richardson



Photo acquired by Isaac Sprague while in Yosemite, signed by the artist, George Fiske


Civil War Broadside, "Leaves Hingham for Strawberry Hill Muster Field"


Original Illustration from The Littlest House by Elizabeth Coatsworth Beston, illustration  done and signed by artist, Marguerite Davis



John P. Richardson

  Old Fort House Collection, Hingham, MA

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Preview: Fri. 12-8pm (note: extended evening viewing); Sat. 9-11am

Friday at 7 pm: Lecture on rare Hosea Sprague print (lot 182)

presented by Peter Williams, Museum Services, Boston, Ma

Holiday Inn, Rockland, MA

(781-871-0545 - ask for the Willis Henry Auction room)

929 Hingham Street

(Exit 14 off Rt 3)

Lots 110A-F addenda

Lot 110C. Rare miniature Hingham tub in original red paint, stamp initialed "SH" (in our opinion), John's tags reads "Toy Tub by Cotton Hersey, Hersey St., Hingham, Mass"


Lot 110B. Rare Miniature Hingham firkin, in original green paint, stamp initialed "R.H." & stamp dated "1859"



Online catalog: 

Lots1-25   Lots 26-50   Lots 51-75   Lots 76-100

  101-125  126-150  151-175  176-200  201-225  226-250  251-260

                                                      Be sure to click on the tags for more detailed history                                                                                            

click here for Artfact LIVE



Lot 50. Sargent Buker's (of the 32nd Regiment) Civil War Box with rareConfederate surrender flag

Session I: A Fascinating lifetime collection of 17th, 18th & 19th c. artifacts, all documented from many historical families of HINGHAM MASS: very rare Hosea Sprague woodcut/block print; Isaac Sprague (worked with Audubon) watercolors; signed Hersey Hingham woodenware; Dr. Morse's microscope & operation bag (doctor to Helen Keller), large advertising coll.; decoys & Joe Lincoln materials; Civil War guns & a rare Confederate Surrender flag from the Battle of Weldon R.R.; shipwrights/carpenters tools; early wood signs with Hingham history; sea, carpenter & blanket chests; pond models; rare bottles & flasks; early lighting & iron; toy collection, 19th c. Hingham; taxidermy collection; stoneware & redware; railroad memorabilia; much more. Info: 781-834-7774, 17% BP, ML #294



                     Lot 16.  Dr. A. G. Morse microscope,

                           noted eye doctor. Helen Keller was his patient.



      Lot 110 F.   "Tower" toy cart     

Each with Hingham history, see Lot 68 for makers.

     Lot 66. Isaac Sprague w/c of Mic Mac Indian. Sprague traveled with Audubon &  painted for him. Other examples in auction.


Lot 41 Lid of wooden box with stencil figure of man in row boat with initals "JWL", Joe Lincoln Decoy carver


 Lot 43A. Contains personal artifacts & lot of box with brant painted on it  with photos inside.


     Lot 182. Very rare Hosea Sprague (1779-1843) woodcut/block print


      Lot 53. Civil War revolver, Maj. E.T. Bouve, 26 Reg. NY Cavalry


Estates & Decorative Arts


Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at 11 am

Previews: Friday 12-6pm, Sat. 9-11am

406 High Street, Pembroke, MA

Thank you for helping us have  a successful sale!


                                      Preview: Fri. 12-6 pm (left bids*); Sat. 9-11 am

Severe weather postponement – Sat. Oct 15 at 11am, Call ahead



Comprising estates from the Massachusetts South Shore including 18th & 19th c. furniture in old finish (painted Early American, glazed corner cupboard in green,

hanging cupboard in red and ochre, highboy, cherry secretary, cherry Hepplewhite desk, highboy, candlestands, chairs & rockers), Victorian cabinets (inc. Herter style),

MT, mirrors, hall tree, more; Arts & Crafts fire screen; Signed paintings inc. portraits of M & G. Washington attrib. to W. M. Prior (see Bishop),

G.P.A. Healy portrait of Mrs.T.B. Bryan (Chicago history), G. H. Durrie summer scene, F. Hill Smith, G. Rispoli, & many others (to be cataloged),

bronzes (I. Bonheur, A. L. Bayre, F. Guis, figural lamp F. Moreau, Handel lamp base), and signed prints, also M. Parrish & L. Icart; early Dolls

(German, Grenier, blonde china heads, Effanbee & collectable); toys (cast iron, banks, Britains, early marbles);  Gold Jewelry: Nantucket baskets

(w/diamonds), island, shells, etc. Sterling silver (many sets of flatware, hollowware, collection inc. cruet set, bell, muffineer, salt & pepper, etc.);

lighting (fluid, student, crystal lamps); Rare Ediphone Dance Hall horn; Asian (jade, Chinese screen & furniture); several clocks (mantle); Fine cut glass

& crystal (art glass vase – Loetz, cranberry); Steins; decorated stoneware and ceramics (Faience, Rose Medallion, Flow Blue, onion blue & white);

Copper (pans, still, candy kettle); Americana: Nantuckets baskets,  East coast Indian baskets (one painted & signed), Taconic swing handle

(choice color & size); 18th/19th c. kitchenware utensils; Abacus, marine (sea chest, Santa Maria ship model); World’s Fair collectables; Oriental rugs;

etc. Info: 781-834-7774, Tents-Chairs-Catered (BBQ), ML 294, 17% Buyer's Premium. *We bid you in like you were there.



Just received gold Nantucket Jewelry & Baskets -

Large lot of heavy hallmarked sterling dinnerware to be added soon.

Online Catalog

   1-25   26-50  51-75    76-100  101-125  126-150A  151-175  176-200  201-225  226-234

Artfact LIVE 


Past Auction


Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 12:00 Noon


Previews: Sat. 10:30-4:30, Sun. 9-11:30


Courtyard Marriott/ Grappone Conference Center

70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH.


Previews: Sat. 10:30-4:30, Sun. 9-11:30


Original Shaker furniture & accessories from estates & private collections,

select pieces purchased directly from the communities.


Color catalogs will be available for $30. (781-834-7774)


Click here for Online catalog


Collection Information





Canterbury Shaker Village is located less than 1/2 hour from the auction



Prices realized including buyer's premium


Lot 10. Enfield, N.H. Shaker Community- Original red finish






Lot 40. Hancock Shaker Community cherry dining table




 Lot 98. Enfield, NH Shaker Sister's sewing desk





Click here for more photos or call 781-834-7774



Fall Antiques Auction

Sat. December 4th, 2010 at 11 am

Boston-Quincy Marriott,

Quincy, MA

Preview: 9-11 am

Directions to Marriott


Left or Phone Bids: Please do not fax bids after 7 pm, Friday Dec. 3rd as we will not be able to receive it.

Either try calling us until 9 pm or call hotel (617-472-1000) Fri. until 6 pm or Sat. Preview or email bids


 Click here for our> Online catalog 



To bid through Artfact click here> Artfact Live  



     18th c.Windsor in old green paint, Am. tall clock, Chippendale maple tall chest, Folk Art portrait of woman, Oil signed "C.H. Gifford, 72", Grand Manan



19th c. Eagle in the manner of Bellamy, 28"l         Rooster target



John Nicholl, Belvidere, NJ,      Belter Settee and matching chair




                       W. Plummer,             Charles H. Gifford, 88' ,       

                                                                                        Two oils of Swallow Tail  Lighthouse, Grand Manan,

                                                                      (unusual Gifford painting of the dark of night with moonlit brighter than the lighthouse)












Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:00 noon

Holiday Inn, Rockland, MA (Exit 14, Rte. 228)

Preview: Fri. 4-7 pm; Sat. 10 am-12 noon

click >  Online Catalog   < click

           30 pcs. older African & Oceanic art (to be sold first). Antiques Estates: Duxbury, Hingham & Boston:

Lg. mahog. dining table w/six leaves; 18th/19th c. chairs (sets), candlestands,

Hepplewhite & 1-drawer stands, exc. Amer. 2-pc. secretary, Eng. side chairs, 4-drawer bureaus,

many Vict. & early occasional tables, etc. Folk carvings-decoys, eagle, etc.; pewter; copper; country primitives;

Chinese sewing stand; coll. of dolls, toys, marbles; 19th c. paintings (20+), prints (C&I);

19th c. marble 24" statue; tea caddy; lg. Ster-ling Silver collection, Holloware & flatware (inc. Tiffany & Gorham);

19th c. coin silver Presentation Pitcher; British Coronation coll.; antique "Tycoon No. 3" pistol;

lg. Clock coll.-banjo, CT mantle, calendar, brass & glass, tall clock; ephemera & postcards (Duxbury & S. Shore);

 books; Important U.S. Gold & Silver coins; stamps; Estate gold & silver jewelry; Nat. Am. pottery, pipe, etc.;

mirrors; violins & bows; Flow Blue; Canton; lamps; 25 Oriental rugs; quilts; etc. Dir: Rt. 3 to Exit 14, hotel ¼ mile on left.

 Info: MC/Visa, MA Lic. #294.



                                                                               S. Hoadley Early American tall clock in old red     Federal mahogany secretary with eagle finial in broken arch top, Chinese Export sewing table



Collection of Oceanic & African -


                                                          New Britain, Gazelle Peninsula, Uramot Baining People & African mask, Salampasu, DR of Congo


Fine assortment of antique accessories:


              19th c Coin silver Presentation pitcher, "B F Crane"    Arts & Crafts bronze tray with inlaid decoration, Tiffany Studios NY "1728" Sterling

Tiffany, and collection of sterling mostly Tiffany platter,Tycoon #3 pistol, Iver Johnson Arms Co, Worcester, Mass;  Iron door stops in original paint; all orig.

                                                               Effanbee, Steiff and Ginny  doll, fine jewelry, banjo clock, mantle clocks, Oriental Rugs, etc.






Spring Estates Auction 


Saturday , May 8, 2010 @ 10:30 am


 Marriott Boston-Newton, Newton, Ma

Rte. 128 (exit 24) or Rte. 90 (exit 15) to Rte. 30 1/2 mile

For Hotel info: call 617-969-1000

For Directions


Preview:  Friday 11am-7pm& Saturday 9-10:30 morning

African to be sold @ 10:30 (approx. 30 item/ 1/2 hr)




For online live bidding visit Artfact link below:




Milton, MA               Nantucket                  New York City (Sutton Place)             Maj. Gen. NP Banks (added 3/31)


      Misc. Additions


Click links above for photos


Margaret Yates Berkheimer was the author of a well known mystery Widow's Walk ,among other novels

William Flavin performed as an Opera singer worldwide and taught voice and English literature at Curry College


Including Chippendale 18th c. tiger maple NE Tall Chest (above); William and Mary Highboy; Queen Anne Wing Chair; 18th c. stepback cupboard with raised panel doors; 19th c. adjustable Firescreen with needlepoint picture; 18th c. Hepplewhite side chair; Early 19th c. snake leg candlestand; English 18th c. Queen Anne Secretary; American 19th c. walnut Secretary; 19th c. walnut Davenport desk; Early 19th c. four drawer stand; Nautical: ship model of the Alabama with history, sextant with Philadelphia label; Sea chest with original beckets; etc.

Fine Art: Portrait of Young boy accompanied by a letter identifying the sitter as Edward Bassett, descendant of Nicholas Brown & also related to 3 ship captains, portrait is pencil signed "painted by F.B. Carpenter"Lot 127; Oil on board by John Wells Stancliff, American, 1814-1879;  signed W/C's & photos of Venice; print by A. Thieme of Gardner Museum; 19th c. oval portrait of a child with dog; much more to come. .

Boston Marriott® Newton

2345 Commonwealth Avenue Newton, Massachusetts 02466 USA

  • Phone:  1-617-969-1000



Past Auction below


American & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts & Historical Pieces

Sat. Nov. 21, 2009 at 10:30 am

Dedham Holiday Inn, Dedham , MA

 Online catalog listing < click here  (Additional lots- recently listed)

Left & phone bidding above

 For Live Bidding click here:












 Lot 31. Rare "Heinrich Grebel, 1548" panel;   French 19th c. style armchair;           Oil signed l.l. "E. Zampighi", orig. carved & gilded frame









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19th c. oil signed by George Wright, 30" x 38";          18th c. Mass. walnut lowboy, 30" h, 31" w;       Exceptional Navajo rug (1 of 11)






                         Gouache of clowns signed G.Rouault;  Rembrandt etching, 1636; French ormolu Louis Philippe, 24" h;  Rose Medallion lidded jar








Amer. scene, signed l.l. "A. Andrews";   Toy miniature, E.L. Hersey (part of collection); 

 Exceptional folk art carved stagecoach, 14" h, 39" l


C.H. Gifford, Fairhaven, Poverty Point, 8 3/4"  x 14" ; F. Weber Cape Cod Scene 16" x 20" C.H. Gifford w/c 9 3/4"  X 13 3/4"




Shaker Auction 2009

Saturday, October 3 at 12 Noon

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

Over 300 lots of Shaker Antique Furniture and Accessories

 Color Shaker Catalog in print $30 (inc. price key)

 Our Online Catalog Absentee Bid Form

Previews: Thurs. 2-6, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 9:30-11:30 am

Free lecture: Oct. 2 Fri. 5:00 pm - Speaker: Mike Volmar, Curator -

The lecture will present an overview on the history of the Harvard and Shirley Shaker villages including focus on Shaker industries, spiritual beliefs and practices and membership trends.

 Oct. 2 Fri. 6:00 pm Shaker Dinner $50  Recipes from Shaker Your Plate by Sister Frances Carr

Oct. 3 Saturday evening dinner 6:30pm: Lobster Bake & Dancing


Rare and Important Trestle Table

Cherry, original dark red painted finish, New Lebanon, NY, c.1830-1840, this small dining table was used by the Elders or Eldresses of church family, 27" h, 65" l, 35"w. it is one of two trestle tables of this size known to be in private collections; provenance: Charles and Helen Upton collection.



An exceptional & diversified group of Shaker antiques


Click photo for more Shaker Auction highlights


Past Winter Americana Auction

 February 7, 2009 at 11am

  Dedham Holiday Inn, Dedham, MA

         To view, click >  Online Catalog with prices

Lot 10. Important C. H. Gifford, "78 ( 12" x 20"), fresh out of a house - untouched condition $65,520.00

Lot.20. Presentation sword presented to Major General N.P. Banks, Metropolitan Fair, NY, 1864 $53,820.00


                                                  To view top auction results click here

                                                            To view pre-auction info follow this link

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 Quality consignments accepted




Saturday, September 27, 2008

406 High St. Pembroke, MA

 Catalog listing

See more photos - click here


FURNITURE: Period: Hepplewhite and Empire bureaus, Early beds, 19th c. mahogany & maple drop leaf dining tables, set of 19th c. dec. chairs, very early European decorated bridal chest, 19th c. painted accountant’s desk, tip-top candlestands, card table, 2 drw. light tables, cupboards, cradle, Eng. mahog. Sideboard with inlay (as is), 18th c.Tavern table and ladderback side chairs, 19th c. shaped hanging shelves, dovetailed desk box, early chests inc. bright blue one, armchairs. Victorian: Walnut sewing table with orig. Boston label, "Geo. W. Wear & Co.", marble top bureaus(2), chairs, oak tea cart, etc. Arts & Crafts: Hall tree, music stand, chairs, andirons, etc. 18th & 19th c. Asian Furn.: Chinese tables, altar stands, benches, Bridal chests, cabinets, 19th c. Anglo/Indo travel chest with interior. Custom: Mahog. Secretary with glass top, QA style dining table, 6 matching chairs, mahog. serving table, Governor Winthrop desk on bandy legs, pr. of Custom mahog. Martha Washington armchairs.

ACCESSORIES: Country period: 19th c. Hingham signed firkins, painted pantry boxes, blue dec. crocks & jugs, child’s
blue sled, flax wheel, exceptional sailboat model of "Fascination" Ipswich, MA, ships in bottles, Colonial style animal cage, salesman sample stove, tin wind-up toys, mirrors, pewter, children’s books inc. B. Potter, CH Cady, T. Burgess, etc.
Hooked rugs, quilts. Paintings: many oil portraits, 18th c. style Euro lady, nudes, as well as signed landscapes
 and 19th c. oil landscapes, Madame Chiang Kai-shek from life. Coll. of lamps and lighting: many Victorian inc. pr.
of bronze cherub candlesticks, early iron bronze stand for hanging fluid lamps, hand-painted shades, slag glass lamp,
cut glass candlesticks, candlestick lamps, early lanterns, etc. Fine glass & china: Cut, Waterford, German Porcelain:
Lg. early dinner sets, Lg. collection of blue and white china inc. Flow Blue, Staffordshire, Belleek tea set. Pottery:
SEG vase, German steins, old Asian pottery and porcelain. Clocks: mantle, school house & more. Jewelry: Costume,
 14 & 18K gold. Lg. Sterling coll.: inc 3 flatware sets, serving dishes, salt & peppers, muffineer, candlesticks, Estate
Oriental rugs.


            Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 11 am

            406 High St., Pembroke, MA


 Online catalog


             Many fine antiques drawn from estates all over the country including over 30 oils, watercolors  prin bronzes, important American clocks, rare congressional desk, signed Tiffany vase

Early Fernand Goutier   French fashion doll, marked "5"

   Many Dolls and Doll houses (very interesting), toy or doll furniture labeled Loring Cushing, Hingham & Hingham Agricultural Society dishes, samplers, and more to come.

   See other paintings below








   An Important carved Desk made for the

   chambers of the House of Representatives in 1856,

  John Covode (1808-1870) of Westmoreland County, PA,

  served 1855-1863, a confidant of President Lincoln during the Civil War



Signed “Aaron Willard, Boston” banjo clock; Early 19th c. American Tall clock

 in the original red painted finish





             Andrew & Anna Robeson, family portraits from New Bedford, MA

          prominent merchants whose home is now an Historical site

          attributed to William Allen Wall





Oil on canvas, signed R. Lehmann Jan. 1864, 30 X 32"; Portrait of Joseph Jefferson

(famous actor- depicting Rip Van Winkle, signed  Frederick D. Sutton, Paris, 1908;   Still life signed lower right  G. Allison Weber 42" x34"





 Three oils on canvas by C.H. Gifford,  1878,1878,1875  respectively

Oil on canvas,(center) signed “C.H. Gifford, Great Flat Rock, Marblehead Neck, MA





 Signed lower right DAVOL,(Joseph Benjamin Davol 1863-1923) , 4'5" x 6'6"; The end of the Trail", signed "F.M. Lamb '90, Stoughton", 4'5" x 6'6"



  Hudson River school;                                                          Wharf scene (9" x18")





Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 11 AM

Dedham Holiday Inn, Dedham, MA



Lot 95. Child's blanket chest $3627.00  Lot 56.  Miniature C. H., Hingham, Ma.  firkin $8892  Lot 9. Owl carved by R.Bernier $1170.00

    Scroll down to see more photos or       Lot 53. $1404.00

Click here:  Catalog with photos & prices

    Folk carvings from the hand of the late Rosario Bernier, formerly of Middleboro, Mass.: Abe Lincoln, Native Americans, cowpokes, animals
, 25 songbirds, snakes, decoys including geese, fish, gulls, swan, heron, flying mallard, "A wonderful and sometime humorous collection". Folk
 Art Adam & Eve pottery tiles from a Duxbury artist, carved wood Adam & Eves "Jose Mondragon, Chimayo, N.M." and "George Lopez,
Cordova, N.M.", Noah’s Ark by "Luis Tapia", carvings by "Unto Jarvi" of Kentucky. Rooster & Chicken Collection inc. cast iron targets, well
 weights, door stop, still bank, wood toys, pottery and barn decorations, carvings from Africa, New Guinea, Australia, Haitian paintings, 18th &
19th c. Santos carvings, Hopi Kachinas, Pueblo pottery, Navajo rugs (Am. flag), David Alvarez and Alonzo Jimenez of Santa Fe, NM.

Americana including child’s 19th c. 1-drawer blanket chest in orig. green; orig. 19th c. stenciled Mammy’s Bench; wonderful boat model of a
 19th c. Nantucket Whaling Dory with whale; carved ivory canes; early hanging pipe box with pipes; carved 19th c. sailor’s ditty box with
ship; miniature blanket chest (1866 history); miniature Hingham firkin in green "CH"; rare 19th c. adjustable candlestand; 18th c. rockers;
 Shaker style 19th c. orig. blue painted spice chest; 19th c. horse weathervane; Folk portraits: 1820-30 of young lady with puffy sleeves,
others; hooked rugs (scenic) & early penny mats; 19th c. Spongeware tea set; coverlets; Amish quilts (diamond in the square), children’s,
1930 examples; Peaseware; Trade signs; Folky shelves; toys (cast iron); games; game boards; Popeye; cartoons (Sluggo & Nancy); Hopalong
 Cassidy collection; tin train; great advertising collection – "Kodak"; soda fountain Orangeade dispenser; "Coffee" General Store containers;
collection of German candy containers, pumpkin heads, rooster, rabbits, ducks, nodders, country bumpkin, etc.; Basket collection inc.
early miniature, "Prison Baskets", etc.; early Hessian andirons; 19th c. Spring watercolor; sampler collection (Mrs. Parsons school);
Treenware; 6’ standing & painted "Uncle Sam"; 18th c. tavern table, much more.

Directions: Take Exit 15A off Rt. 128 at Rt. 1. Info: 781-834-7774. See our website for full catalog. We accept absentee and phone
 bidding. 17% Buyer’s Premium. MC/Visa. MA License #294.


 Call: 781-834-7774 email:

 Karel & Willis Henry, 22 Main St., Marshfield, MA 02050


 Future Consignments Accepted


Over 50 lots of unique folk carvings

  Lot 62$936.00


Some 19th c. carvings, examples below:


  Lot 138. $9067.50

             Lot 17. Nantucket whaling dory being given a "Nantucket sleigh ride" 

           in the original paint with old patina $4680.00            




 Winter Antiques Show to see the Shaker Museum and Library Exhibition

An Eye Towards Perfection - to view people and exhibit click here


SHAKER  2007 


Sunday, October 14, 2007 @ 12 Noon

Preview: Sat. 11-5Pm, Sun. 9:30-Noon

Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel, Pittsfield, MA

Printed color catalogs can be mailed for $28

 Please do not fax bids to 781-826-3520 at this time - call the hotel

413-299-2000 and ask for Willis Henry Auctions, Inc.




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Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 6:30 pm

Royal Plaza Hotel

Marlborough, MA

Directions: From Rte. 495, North or South,

take Exit 24B onto Rte.24 West, Royal Plaza is 1 mile on the right.

1-508-460-0700 Hotel front desk (Ask for auction room)

Preview: Sat. 10 am-6:30 pm  Preview Ad

Listing with photos

Please do not fax left bids to office at this time.

Call hotel for auction or try emailing after noon today or email at

Office: 781-834-7774

This auction will be held in conjunction with Nan Gurley’s Thanksgiving Sunday Antiques Show at the Royal
 Trade Center. Come and spend Saturday night at our auction in Marlborough& attend the show the next day.

Our Country Auction offers Early American Antiques: Furniture & Accessories in original paint & finishes.
 This collection was formed by an avid New England country collector within the past 25 years, as well as
 additions of other fine Americana gathered from estates across the country.



Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 11:00 am

406 High St., Pembroke, MA

Preview: Sat., 12-5 pm; Sun., 9-11am

In case of severe storm

call 781-834-7774 for postponement date




Lot. 66. Oil on canvas, C.H. Gifford, 1875 sold for $18,400 including 15% buyer's premium





 Lot 67. O/C  signed C.H.Gifford sold for $13,800  with buyer's premium                                                                                                                                                                     





                    Lot 72 O/C, signed C. M.  Wright, "Sea Meadow" (20" x 40").

             sold for $2,875 with buyer's premium












SUN., JULY 30, 2006 @ 12:00 NOON


Prev.: Fri. 4-7pm, Sat. 11-5pm. Sun.9:30-Noon

Color catalogs available for $24

Willis Henry Auctions, Inc establishes new world record prices for Shaker!

Lot. 35 Orren Haskins workstand brought $491,400

Setting the Auction record for the highest piece of
shaker furniture
to have been sold and Lot 81 the chrome yellow carrier
 also set a record
 for an oval box or carrier at $105,300.

The Revolver chair lot lot 36 brought a respectable amount
of $10,530.


Click online catalog  for viewing. (prices are posted )




Past  Americana Auction
Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 11 am
Previews: Sat. 3-7 pm & Sun. 9-11 am
Dedham Holiday Inn, Dedham, Ma.

 Call us at 781-834-7774 or to consign, send photos to
22 Main St. Marshfield, MA 02050

Lot 1

More Info and Pictures   ~   View Catalog with pictures & prices

Furniture and accessories including Early two door cupboard in original blue paint, New England blanket chests, Q.A tea & dropleaf tables,

Tavern tables, Sheraton sofa, assorted fancy & country light stands, tall post canopy bed and other posted beds, MW armchair,

18th c. side & children’s chairs, sets of 19th c. side chairs inc. Hitchcock pillowbacks, fall front desk, Hepplewhite drop leaf tables,

NE country pine secretary, apothecary chests, Pair of wonderful early 19th c. portraits and other country paintings, still lifes,

landscapes, silhouettes, many accessories including painted wall boxes, chopping bowls, stone and red ware, cast and wrought iron,

collection of banks, firkins, much more. This will be a cataloged auction, printed and on the website for bidding convenience.


Document & Autograph Auction

Oct. 29, 2005 at 7:30 pm ~

Boston, MA at the Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel

Autographs & Documents Auction
Session One   -   Session Two

Historical          Celebrities

Use above links for catalogs with prices.


Jefferson , Warren signatures and documents, etc.  ~ Maria Callas, Marilyn Monroe, etc.

Online catalogs with photos &  prices realized

are available by clicking above links.

For more info concerning this auction of
American Historic Signatures and Documents & Celebrity Memorabilia and Autographed Photos

Click above for auction background & provenance.

For more information, call 781-834-7774 or

Karel & Willis Henry, 22 Main St., Marshfield, MA, 02050


Americana Auction

Sept. 7, 2002

For price info

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Catalog listing

Oriental rug listing


Marine related antiques

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 18th c shoe foot hutch table $11,000

Past Painting of Wm/ Merritt Chase

June,2001 $63,250


Past Auctions

Early Antiques

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 11:00 am
Preview: Fri. 4-7pm; Sat. 10am-3pm; Sun. 9-11am

406 High St., Pembroke, Mass.
From Boston, Rt. 3 S, Exit 13, S on Rt. 53 for 6 miles, turn right at Hackett's Restaurant, left on High St., 1/3 mi. on left.  Parking in the field.

See our Catalog     ·     Text-Only version

Auction of 18th/19th c. furniture and accessories gathered from estates and collections from Ohio, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts including a MA card table, slant lid desk, tall chest, cupboards, dry sink, etc., also samplers, checkerboards, prints, nautical paintings, C.H. Gifford oil paintings, portraits attrib. to Wm. Matthew Prior, Ruth Henshaw Bascom, Outsider Art – Bill Traylor, Moset, etc. watercolors, porcelain plaques KPM, Rose Medallion, Imari, Canton, ironstone, sterling silver, carpet balls, reverse glass mirror, old ship models, fine early Caucasian & Persian Oriental rugs, and Oriental furnishings & decorations, much more.
Call (781) 834-7774 for more info.


   Lot 36: 19th c. portraits attrib. to Wm Mathew Prior
(out of a wonderful antique home)

   For more photos...

lot 72  12 1/2" x 6 1/4"

Sold for $18,400

lot 71   9" x 14"
Two signed Charles H. Gifford paintings

See our Catalog with prices

Collection of old Oriental Rugs