John McInnis will sell the contents of a stately home in East Boothbay, Maine, on-site, July 27-28

A two-day Americana auction event featuring the contents of a stately 18th century Colonial home in East Boothbay known as The Murray House will be held July 27th and 28th by John McInnis Auctioneers, based in Amesbury, Mass., at 11 am both days.
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EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine - July 20, 2019 - PRLog -- A two-day Americana auction event featuring the contents of a stately 18th century Colonial home in East Boothbay known as The Murray House will be held July 27th and 28th by John McInnis Auctioneers, based in Amesbury, Mass. The sale will be held under a large tent on the grounds of the home, on Murray Hill Road, at 11 am Eastern both days.

The Saturday, July 27th session will have online bidding, courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com. The Sunday, July 28th session will be an uncatalogued and old-fashioned discovery auction, with no Internet bidding. In all, more than 700 lots will come up for bid over the course of the two days. Previews will be held on-site Thursday and Friday, July 25th-26th, from noon to 6 pm each day.

"Join us in East Boothbay, Maine, at the site of this historic homestead that was featured in the June 2016 issue of Early American Life magazine," invited John McInnis of John McInnis Auctioneers. "The entire collection, plus items from the barn and carriage house, will be sold. We will also be offering wonderful additions from an 18th century home and other fine estates."

The sale will be packed with fine period country and formal furnishings, to include Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal, desks, tea tables, candle stands, looking glasses, corner cupboards, dining furniture, sideboards, highboys, lowboys, Colonial objects, folk art, painted objects, early soft paste, a grouping of Asian porcelains, paintings, Oriental rugs, nautical items, clocks and pewter.

In addition to the aforementioned preview dates and times, previews will also be held on both auction days, when the doors to The Murray House will swing open at 9 am Eastern. The previews will continue throughout the sale.

One lot certain to command keen bidder attention is the Simon Willard moon phase calendar tall clock, 83 inches in height (est. $10,000-$18,000). According to family descendants, the clock was purchased from Simon Willard himself, by Edward and Abigail Emerson for the Emerson homestead. It is listed in an 1803 inventory of their household contents. It boasts brass finials, carved and pierced fret work, hood columns, fluted waist quarter columns and marquetry paterae.

To learn more about John McInnis Auctioneers and the July 27th-28th on-site auction in East Boothbay, Maine, log on to www.mcinnisauctions.com.

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