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DoneJan 15, 2020 7:19 PM EST
Bloomfield, NJ, United States
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January 15, 2020 Collectors' Passion

A major auction focusing primarily on Americana and the traditional collecting aesthetics, and timed to kick off just ahead of Americana Week in New York, is planned for Wednesday, January 15th by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and in the firm?s gallery at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Internet bidding will be provided by and The catalog will also be posted to the Nye & Company website ( around the turn of the year. The auction is headlined by property from the collection of Ralph and Roberta Carpenter. Ralph was a former Christies representative from Newport, Rhode Island and the author of the highly acclaimed book The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island: 1640-1820. Of exceptional note is the ?D-Day? George III style extension dining table, an historically important piece bearing a silver plaque. Additional highlights include a terrific 1775 mezzotint of Samuel Adams, printed by Reck and key in Newport; a wonderful Haarlem School oil on wood titled Musical Interlude from circa 1630; a Dutch School portrait of a young woman from the 16th century. Dovetailing nicely with the Carpenter collection is a fabulous collection of first period Worcester porcelain from a private Westchester, New York collection American furniture is well represented from a variety of private collections, including a Chippendale serpentine-front chest of drawers, a Classical figured maple lyre base games table and a Queen Anne fan-carved high chest of drawers. Continuing with the fine arts theme, there are some early photographs by famed photographers Edward Weston and his son, Brett. The photos depict the dunes at Oceano, Calif., and are from the 1930s. All are signed and dated on the mount and are excellent examples of the plate of light, shadows and texture of nature.
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