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December 4, 2004 Auction Results

A CORNUCOPIA OF ART AND DECORATIVE OBJECTS being offered in time for the holidays...Asian works of art: a pair of famille verte large vases, Kangxi ginger jars, an unusual transitional period Wucai baluster jar, scrolls, snuff bottles, watercolors, screens and porcelain. Garden statuary: from an important East Coast estate: a pair of dalmatians, pairs of whippets, pairs of horses, setters, foxes, hitching posts, eagles and cranes. Erotic art: miniatures on ivory, snuff boxes, figures, tokens and talismans from Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. Rugs and carpets: from a large corporate collection: included Sarouks, Kirmans, Hamadans, Malayers, Kilims, Chinese and Portuguese needlework. Fine art: included works by and attributed to: de Andries, Appel, de Breanski, Buffet, Calder, Cariss, César, Chagall, Chia, Clemente, Dali, Foujita, Friedlaender, Guy, Helleu, Hilgers, Lawrence, Léger, Leslie, Marini, Moore, Moser, Picasso, Rauschenberg, Rowland, Smith, Tchelitchew, Trova, Tress, Tsarouchis, Vasarely, Vertes, Warhol, Wyeth, as well as American, European and Indian School pieces. Jewelry: Buccellati necklaces, Buccellati Papal ring, amber and jade necklaces, jade dragon & phoenix pendant, bull & bear cufflinks, opal ring, emerald ring, Lucien Piccard cufflinks, and an exquisite 3-strand cultured pearl necklace. Miscellany: European porcelain, Latin manuscript pages, statues of Deities, Jain manuscript pages, Pre-Columbian stone carvings, South American religious paintings, Russian icons, Oceanic and African masks, carvings and spears, Egyptian carvings and a selection of limited edition art books.


October 23, 2004 Auction Results

EXCITING AND FRESH GROUP OF 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY American and English paintings, furniture and decorations from the home of a Bronxville, NY collector, a prominent Dutchess Co., NY collector, the estate of Reverend Christman, Claverack, NY and several New York and New England estates. From Marjorie Lawrence, “The Mother of Pillows” who operated the fashionable Pillowry in the Upper East Side, we have pillows, rugs and kilims along with distinctive 18th, 19th & 20th century textile fragments.Over 50 artists were represented in the sale including American luminaries Finster, Goodwin, Hibbard, Kaula, Kuhn, Lucioni, Parton, Ryder, Waugh, Wengenroth and Whistler; among the European art offerings were works by Berne-Bellecour, Clare, Dubois, Kennedy, LaFontaine, Laurencin, Moigniez, Orloff and Sindling.


September 18, 2004 Auction Results

STUNNING ARRAY OF ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL paintings, furniture, silver and decorations.We had a large selection of primarily 19th c. paintings from an estate in New Jersey. There was a fine group of Biedermeier furniture & European decoration from a collector in Brooklyn Heights & an impressive Russian mahogany ormolu & marble mounted cabinet from a New Jersey collection. On offer from 2 Greenwich collectors was a great selection of English furniture including a Regency round mahogany dining table, a Regency mahogany cabinet, a George III mahogany secretary & a William IV sideboard. Also of note was a George II carved walnut wing armchair. There was a wonderful group of tea caddies from a Wassaic collector & a splendid pair of Chinese reverse paintings on glass from a Canadian collector.Among the French items for sale were a superb 18th c. Regence giltwood mirror, a pair of 19th c. Louis XV-style giltwood fauteuils, a Louis-XV-style commode and a large assortment of decorative objects. Artists represented included H. Stone, Desanges, Hollander, F. Fabbi, C. Huldah, L. Bakalowicz, L. Mallebranche, H. Lengo Martinez, A. Mucha & J. Pascin. Silver on offer featured makers such as Ann & William Bateman, Henry Chawner, Paul Storr & Tiffany & Co. Finally, there was a large variety of pottery & porcelain, both European & Asian, a large group of Asian artifacts & a large assortment of ormolu mounted opaline glass table articles.


July 31, 2004 Auction Results

SPECIAL SUMMER SALE offered the contents of the Woodstock, NY home of Ruth Bigel (noted Manhattan and Woodstock dealer and collector) as well as property from an estate at the Ritz Towers (NYC), 2 other small estates and a selection of garden ornaments. A sampling of the goods included: Furniture: New England pine corner cupboard, New England Windsor bench, Shaker #7 rocking chair, 2-drawer tiger maple stand, pair of Windsor chairs (possibly Elijah Tracy), several American 18th & 19th c. chests, Federal tables, wash stands, candlestands & specimen cabinet, child's chairs, painted country table, English pine Welsh dresser base, English Windsor chairs, schoolmaster's desk in original paint, writing arm Windsor… Accessories: large coffee grinder (in old paint), numerous lots of Staffordshire, Flow Blue & Ironstone, stoneware, glass oil lamps, brass lamps, quilts, hooked rugs, pressed glass, silverplate, etched glass, Canton "Willow" pattern pieces, wine rinsers, opaline & Bristol glass, George III tea caddy… Art: paintings by Arnold Blanch, Ethel Magafan, Albert Meyerson, Leslie Bender & Pettina; drawings by Neil Ives & G. Levitt; prints by Arnold Blanch, Georgina Klitgaard, Karl Schrag, Marino Marini, B. Currie, Wm. Numeroff, John McClellan, Fletcher Martin, Leonard Baskin, Marion Greenwood, Aaron Shikler, Yasuo Kuniyoshi; bronze by Hannah Small and other unsigned/unknown artists… Other Areas of Interest: Jacot music box, 2 large cabinetmaker's tool chests filled w/period & other tools, miniature furniture, early 20th c. carousel horse, Rogers group "The War Council," running horse copper weather vane, Edwardian match strikes, art & antique reference books, Daum Nancy cobra, cast-iron football place kicker bank, Lionel train set.


May 22, 2004 Auction Results

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK FOUNDATION offer property from a distinguished New York Foundation. The collection was assembled over 30 years and features a large group of American, English and Continental miniatures, Prior-Hamblin School portraits, and portraits of statesmen (including Washington, Churchill, Eisenhower & FDR). Among the silver items offered were a George II salver, George II & George III marrow scoops, an ornate Japanese coffee pot, American sugar nips, possibly by Christian Tuthill, Philadelphia, a large French coffret with extensive figural decoration and a fine American coin silver coffee service by Wolcott & Co., Boston. There was a collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco pottery and glass from the estate of Dr. Robert Koch, the noted Louis Comfort Tiffany scholar, who dedicated 50 years to the study of this virtuoso American artist. From the Estate of William Free, Millbrook, New York, there were several lots of English and Continental furniture as well as a charming oil painting of a young lass and her large, faithful dog. American and European artists represented in the sale included V. Palmaroli, J. Burgaritzsky, F. Bergamini, E. Sloane, J. Whorf, B. Vonnoh, T. Doughty (attrib.), L. Nesbitt, L. Neogrady, E. Tatafiore, C. Chichester among many others. Also on offer was a nice selection of English, American, French and Continental furniture and decoration including a spectacular Louis XVI giltwood sunburst mirror and a 17th c. tapestry fragment in rich colors.


April 3, 2004 Auction Results

DIVERSE ARRAY OF MATERIALS; there was an interesting group of fine American furniture and folk art from private collections in New York and Westport, Ct. There was a great selection of English and Continental furniture including a fine pair of George III satinwood card tables. Of special interest was a superb pair of Chinese export painting in their original frames. Many prints of historical Americans were in the sale; especially appealing was a color print of linen, circa 1830, of George Washington. The fine art included an interesting mix of 19th and 20th century American and European oil paintings by H. Newell, H. B. Brown, B. Lamotte, S. Eisendieck, J. Bedrthelsen and D. Ramos. Works on paper included pieces by L. Krasner, R. Lichtenstein, A. Warhol, A. Calder, D. Hockny, M. Chagall, T. Foujita and C. Oldenburg.


February 21, 2004 Auction Results

ECLECTIC ARRAY OF FINE AND DECORATIVE FURNITURE and art. It included a group of tribal and oceanographic works from a private collector; 50 lots of mineral specimens from the estate of Henry Sommerfreund, a well known gem cutter and dealer and an interesting assortment of Asian articles, from snuff bottles to scrolls.Artists represented in the sale included Wengenroth, Pearlstein, Vertes, Gorman, Dufy, Maillol, Philipp, Semerand and Laurencin among many others. There was also a good selection of portraits and portrait miniatures. Among the furniture on offer was a first rate Federal collection from a New York home and a George III oak Welsch dresser. We also had a large assortment of porcelain and decorative objects from around the world.

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