Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Route 1, will hold a three-day auction of marine items, oriental antiques, fine paintings and sculpture, art pottery, 18th and 19th century handcrafted furniture, early coin and sterling silver, folk art, important time pieces, oriental carpets, coins and estate jewelry Saturday through Monday, Aug. 21 through 23.

The art collection includes “The Huckster,” an oil on canvas painting by Edward Lamson Henry (N.Y./S.C., 1841-1919); an arctic icescape painting “Brahms Symphony #2” by Frederick Judd Waugh (N.J./Mass., 1861-1940); “Safe Harbor,” an oil on canvas painting by Jonas Lie (N.Y./Norway, 1880-1940); “Capt. Joseph Anthony” by Gilbert Stuart (Mass./England, 1755-1828); and “Fields at Dusk with Pines” by Charles Warren Eaton (N.Y./N.J., 1857-1937). There also will be works by Andrew Wyeth (Pa./Maine, 1917-2009), Jay Connaway (Maine, 1893-1970), Balthasar van der Ast (Dutch, 1593-1657), Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), John Marin (N.Y./Maine/France, 1870-1953) and William Thon (Maine, 1906-2000) plus a selection of paintings by contemporary Maine artists.

Three-dimensional art will include “Susquehannock” by Jud Hartmann, a bronze sculpture of a standing Iroquois warrior dated 1986; a pair of 15th century gilt wood polychrome figures of St. Florian and St. George from the workshop of Michael Pacher; and a gray agate carving of a mouse on snow by Gerd Dreher (German, born 1943).

Marine items will include important ship paintings by Percy Sanborn (Maine, 1849-1929), S.F.M. Badger (Mass., 1873-1919) and Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (N.Y./N.J., 1850-1921); a 19th century steamboat pilot house eagle; an American circa 1860 carved sternboard, probably from a Navy launch, with the logo of the U.S. Ordinance Department; and a cased model of the three-masted clipper ship David Crockett built in Mystic, Conn. in 1853. There will also be a variety of sailor made items including a sailor’s valentine, scrimshaw, ship’s clocks and early navigational devices.

The auction will begin at 11 a.m. on all three sale days. A complete, four-color catalog with detailed descriptions and photographs is available, and all lots can be viewed online at The galleries will be open for previews Monday through Friday, Aug. 16 through 20 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and from 9 to 11 a.m. on auction days.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to