Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Thomaston, ME, United States
DoneSat, Jan 31, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
Winter Art, Antiques & Coin Auction
HIGHLIGHTS • 170 Lots of Exceptional Fine Art • 31 Lots of Important Native American Beadwork and Mayan Artifacts • 100 Lots of Unique Country and Formal Furniture • 50 Lots of Oriental Pottery, Artwork and Furniture • 40 Lots of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets • Plus Music Boxes, Firearms, Folk Art, Lighting, Time Pieces and so much more Our First Day of this two day auction includes one of the most impressive assemblages of artwork we have ever offered including works by Thomas Gainsborough, Jack Lorimer Gray, William Louis Sonntag, Aurelio Tiratelli, Charles Warren Eaton, and Frank Benson. Of special note is a collection of 150 Old Master - 18th c. engravings. Works by Jean-Baptist Carpeaux, Jean-batiste Clesinger, and Isidore Bonheur are just a few of the magnificent bronze sculptures being offered. Two rare and important pieces of Folk Art include a finely carved eagle by John H. Bellamy, and a spectacular example of American Black Folk Art the life-size carved and painted wood ‘Mammy’ figure, ‘Chloe.’ We are privileged to be offering a significant collection of Native American beadwork and artifacts. The American furniture selection ranges from 18th c. chests, tables, chairs, and cupboards, to a Biedermeir Desk and Day Bed. English and Continental furniture include an 18th c. court cupboard, formal dining arm and side chairs, 18th c. mahogany desk, and pair of Russian mahogany arm chairs. Another impressive array of fine room size carpets, including a 19th c. Chinese Peking plus Heriz, Kashan, Tabriz, and Sarouk will be offered. Six fine music boxes by Stella, Mermod Freres, Junod, Mira and Jacot, will be offered along with two fine violins by Wilhelm Duerer and Stainer.