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DoneApr 06, 2019 3:50 PM EDT
Cranston, RI, United States
Auction Details

Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is proud to announce our Spring antiques and fine art auction featuring over 425 lots from estates across New England. The auction will open with 143 lots from the collection of George White of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. George was an active antiques dealer throughout New England for over 40 years as the proprietor of Gem Furniture specializing in 19th century decorative and fine arts. The highlight of George’s collection is a fine Chinese archaic bronze Gui ritual food vessel dating from the Ming Dynasty if not earlier. Other highlights from George’s collection include a historic engraving of George Washington after Gilbert Stuart’s (1755-1828) Lansdowne portrait by James Heath (1757-1834), and a 19th century American Victorian Rococo laminated rocking chair. The second portion of the catalog will feature 30 lots from the collection of Charles L. Rochon Jr., member of the Steamship Historical Society of America for over 50 years and active artist and craftsman building historically correct models of steamships. His collection to include several scratch-built models and historical ephemera from the Fall River Line. The remainder of the sale will consist of over 200 lots of antiques, decorative arts, fine arts, Asian arts, furniture, and collectibles highlighted by a bronze sculpture of a nude female torso by Ernst Seger (1868-1939). Outside of the White’s estate Gui vessel Asian arts are highlighted by a Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain fishbowl with raised texture finished in a subtle celadon glaze. Other Asian highlights include a 19th century Chinese Famille Verte center bowl and monumental Indian enameled brass punch bowl set.Preview will be held Thursday April 4th and Friday April 5th from 9:00 to 5:00, doors open day of sale at 8:00am. Prior to the catalog over 150 lots will be offered to the inhouse crowd only. For more information please visit our website or contact us at the gallery.
Auction Curators:
Travis Landry
Specialist & Auctioneer, American & European Fine & Decorative Arts, Pop Culture Including Collectibles, Comics & Toys
Kevin Bruneau
President & Auctioneer, Asian Arts, 19-20th Century Decorative Arts
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