News-Antique.com - Jan 13,2016 - MONROE, CT- Antique furniture, carpets, art work and accessories from the Gulick homestead in Sandy Hook, Connecticut will be included in Fairfield Auction's January sale. The colonial home straddling interstate 84 on Church Hill Road has remained in the Gulick family over fifty years, but the history of the dwelling goes back much further.
Samuel Sanford II helped settle Indian Territory along the Pootatuck River in 1708. In 1712, Sanford was granted the right to build the town’s first gristmill. It was at this time that the Sanford house was first constructed as a small, one story, two bay, end chimney dwelling. It was enlarged over the years and sold in 1905 to the Briscoe family before being purchased by Karl Gulick in 1957. It is the oldest house still standing in Sandy Hook.
Highlights from the Gulick property include an Aaron Willard Jr. banjo clock and a Victorian horse weathervane just plucked from the roof of the barn. Several antique carpets and a cast iron garden bench which sat on the back porch for decades will also be sold. The bench is identical to some sixty other benches installed on the White House grounds in 1852, which lead to the design being called the "Rose Garden" bench.
Items from other estates include a large oil by Charles Courney Curran as well as works by Antonio Bandeira, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Charles Levier, Cullen Yates, James Wells Champney, Eric Sloane, Maurice Van Essche and a small ink drawing by Richard Pousette-Dart. Ansel Adams' photograph Young Oaks, Winter will also be sold.
Over sixty lots of jewelry will be sold, lead by a two carat diamond ring and a platinum ladies wrist watch by Patek Phillipe. A wide variety of fine Victorian and Edwardian jewelry comes from a Ridgefield estate and a good selection of gent's watches including an Omega Seamaster Professional and another 18k gold Omega.
Twentieth century design includes a Jugenstil beaded necklace from the Wiener Werkstatte attributed to Amalie Szeps. A scarce Amphora "Dandelion" vase and an Oscar Bach bronze humidor should also do well. A Milton Hebald bronze relief, a large Paolo Soleri Arcosanti bronze bell, a Bill Lam light table, a Lino Tagliapietra egg vase and a pair of Le Corbusier cube chairs by Cassina will also be sold. Additionally, a pristine Hermes "Kelly" handbag is up for bids.
Americana includes a paint decorated Pennsylvania dower chest, a collection of Bennington stoneware, Navajo rugs, vintage cowboy gear, a rare American brilliant period cut glass teapot, a Victorian tin parade jack-o-lantern and large collection of Lionel and American Flyer toy trains. A Civil War CDV album, an Edison Triumph cylinder phonograph and a baseball signed by Babe Ruth should also do well.
A selection of Continental furniture and accessories is lead by a fine pair of Louis XVI carved armchairs and an impressive collection of ten Regency tortoise shell tea caddies. A large Regency giltwood convex mirror and a large Royal Vienna portrait charger will also be sold.