Auction Item: An historical New England home and contents!

This fantastic historic New England home and contents is going up for auction this week! Located in Haverhill, New Hampshire, the prior owners were the late John and Ruth Page who both passed away in 2012. He was a past director of the New Hampshire Historical Society. Here is a link to a detailed article on the house, its history and auction details. I wanted to share some of the real estate photos (which sadly could be better) and also some of the items up for auction next Saturday, February 27th via William A. Smith Auctioneers in Plainfield, New Hampshire.


The front hall and 3 story staircase is really spectacular. And the wallpapers are pretty great too. I’d love to see this wallpaper kept and the floors and stair treads painted black.

Auction lot 52: 52: An exceptionally large and fine Federal eglomise wall mirror with original gilt surface frame with carved swags, Corinthian columns and water leaf carving, an exceptional reverse painted tablet with depicting a landscape and Romanesque motifs, 5′ 6″H. x 30″W. Link





Auction Lot 70: A carved Federal rolled arm China trade sofa with cane seat and reeded legs, 91″L. Link



Auction Lot 50: A fine New Hampshire Federal mahogany side board with oval and banded birdseye maple veneers on a delicate double tapered leg, ca. 1800-1820. Page history states made in Haverhill or Bath around 1816 for Ira Goodall, a lawyer 70″L. x 41″H. x 24″D. Link.




Auction Lot 65: Matched set of six Classical mahogany dining chairs with shield design, scrolled back on tapered, circular saber legs. Original slip seats, old finish ca.1830 Link



The contents AND house are being auctioned off on Saturday, February 27. Go to W. A. Smith Auctioneers for all the details.  I wish I was able to go, even just to observe the proceedings!


xoxo Linda

5 thoughts on “Auction Item: An historical New England home and contents!”

  1. I have fallen in love with a couple of things. However, I live in Alabama, can’t go to New Hampshire, and I have a question for you. I don’t know much about how these things work, but if I were to buy something “long distance” so to speak, how would I get it to Alabama? Do these companies arrange shipping or is that up to the buyer? Your input greatly appreciated.


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