DoneWed, Apr 15, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
Bloomfield, NJ, USA
April 15, 2020 Estate Treasures Auction
The auction is headlined by property from a private New York City and Southampton, New York collection. The collection reflects quintessential English Country House décor, with examples of George III and Regency furniture acquired from the top dealers, such as Hyde Park Antiques, Mallett, Philip Colleck and Clinton Howell Antiques & Fine Art. Highlights include a Regency inlaid mahogany desk, elegantly proportioned and ebony inlaid, standing proudly on paw feet; a Regency ebony inlaid and burr oak sofa table that would be the perfect centerpiece for any office or living room; and a Regency figured mahogany breakfast table with a top made from book-matched crotch mahogany that?s almost electric. If one?s tastes run along a more modern aesthetic and line, but still rooted in the Classics, another lot to consider is a 1960s Philip and Kelvin Laverne mixed metal ?Romanesque? low-table. Decorated with Classical Roman figures, this table is the perfect balance between the traditional and the modern. Fine art enthusiasts will be delighted with the offerings. A superb painting from the estate of Ralph and Roberta Carpenter in Newport, Rhode Island depicts the Venetian Canals and was likely painted by a follower of Johan Riechter in the 18th century. The painting is wonderfully detailed and this is the perfect way to experience Italy during these trying times. From the same collection is a little jewel of a painting likely done by a Follower of David Teniers. The sale also features a monumental pair of Bizen Kara Shishi (temple lions) made by one of Japan?s leading artists working in the traditional Bizen techniques. Mori Togaku has been at the forefront of the Japanese art world for nearly 30 years. In fact, in 2001 Togaku was awarded the Japan Ceramic Society?s prestigious Gold Prize. For additional images, condition reports or general commentary about an object, please visit the Nye & Company Auctioneers website or send an email inquiry to info@nyeandcompany.