February 25, 2017


We are pleased to be offering property from ancient and later civilizations from around the world. The sale will include objects of Pre-Columbian pottery and textiles, Native American baskets, Japanese lacquer, Chinese porcelain, African and tribal beadwork, Iznik glazed tiles, Persian damascened metalwork, European and Middle Eastern brasses, Italian lustreware, Egyptian linen mummy cloth, Indian stone and terracotta busts, Mexican pottery and scientific instruments. Additionally, there will be Chinese furniture, Japanese screens, Indian and Persian miniatures, Peruvian gold objects and Coptic textiles.

The auction includes property from the following: The Collection of Seward Kennedy, New York; The Estate of Charlton M. Theus, Jr.; Ambassador Joseph V. Reed, Greenwich, CT; The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Houghton; The Collection of Mamdouha & Elmer Holmes Bobst, New York; Property from Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York; The Estate of Alexander Bing III, New York; and The Estate of Paul and Clara Kellner, Germantown, NY.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11am
Egyptian Antiquities
Greek & Roman Antiquities
Persian Antiquities & Manuscripts
Coptic Antiquities
Chinese Works of Art
Japanese Works of Art
Indian Manuscripts & Works of Art
Asian Works of Art
African Works of Art
Oceanic Works of Art
Pre-Columbian Works of Art
Peruvian Works of Art
Native American Works of Art
European Works of Art
1 – 30
31 – 73
74 – 78
79 – 101
102 – 114
115 – 227
228 – 251
252 – 296
297 – 302
303 – 345
346 – 356
357 – 402
403 – 418
419 – 439
440 – 469


FEATURED INTEREST: Seward Kennedy’s Marvelous Microcosm >

All purchases are subject to a 22% buyer’s premium discounted to 20% for cash or check.

We accept absentee and phone bidding for this sale. The necessary forms can be found on our website under “For Buyers” and can now be filled out electronically and emailed directly to us. To register for bidding by absentee or phone, click here. For more information on bidding, click here. We must insist that all bidding be arranged by 12pm EST on Friday, February 24th.

We also accept online bidding via Invaluable.com or Bidsquare.com. Click the preceding links or click on the logos at the bottom of our homepage. All internet bidding requests must be approved the day prior to the auction. Information: 518-751-1000.

For inquiries regarding the items in this sale please contact us at 518-751-1000 or info@stairgalleries.com.