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Chester, NY, United States
DoneSun, Mar 12, 2017 3:00 PM GMT


William Jenack Auctioneers sale of March 12, 2017 will be offering a collection of Pre-Columbian art, contemporary furnishings, sterling silver, fine art, antique furniture, lladro figures, Waterford glassware, icons Dorflinger glassware, Oriental carpets and rugs, bronzes , decorative accessories and a very special gold box. Fine art offerings include an oil on panel ?Young Lady at Evening Tea? by Richard Edward Miller (American/French 1875-1943, oil on canvas ?Garrison Yacht Club View? by Seth Nadel (American 20th Century), oil on canvas, at the Farrier?s shop by John Frederick Herring Sr. (England 1795-1865), oil on canvas, barnyard California farm by Wilhelm Behringer (German/American 1850-1890), oil on canvas nobleman in red coat attributed to William Hogarth (England 1697-1764), oil on canvas still life with flowers by Bernard Buffet (France 1928-1999) with Galerie David Garnier stamps and label verso. Pre-Columbian offerings will include a Maya figural vessel, whistles, footed bowl, Colima figural vessels and several more lots of figures and pottery vessels. Icons to be sold include a Russian Mother of God with silvered oklad, Polish icon with brass frame, Russian Christ with silvered oklad, Russian head of Christ on wood panel, Russian Body of Christ with silvered oklad and Russian Holy Mother with Saints. Lost in a sea of costume jewelry a rare and important treasure found. A gold box made during the reign of Louis XV of France in Paris at the Maison Commune in 1739 and later bejeweled by Emperor Alexander III as a gift. The Russian Imperial Court was quite noted for giving lavish gifts to Russians and foreign dignitaries and the practice became increasingly popular during the reign of Emperor Alexander III (1881-1894). Usually small boxes were given to Russians in state service, however they were also awarded to foreign dignitaries as an act of diplomacy or as a means of commemorating special occasions connected to the imperial family. The box is lavis