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Detroit, MI, United States
DoneSun, May 17, 2009 3:00 PM GMT

DuMouchelles May 17th Auction

Oil paintings from THE ESTATE OF ROBERT WILKINS, DETROIT, MI including works by A. Anderson, Frank Wormald, C.N. Carta, Barend Wynveld, Hubertus Van Hove as well as 19th c. paintings after Vandyke, Correggio and Rembrandt. Ornithological, floral, natural history and first edition illustrated books from The ESTATE OF HERBERT BOOK, GROSSE POINTE, MI by John Gould, Philip Lutley Sclater, Barr’s Buffon, John James Audubon and John Bachman, Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant and others. Also antique and author signed books from other collections. Art glass by David Leppla, Murano and others, as well as oil paintings by Li Kai and Fanny Auckland from THE ESTATE OF MAUREEN J. BARRETT, ANN ARBOR, MI. From THE ESTATE OF JOHN BLOOM, DONATED TO CRANBROOK TO BENEFIT THE JOHN BLOOM DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN FUND, CRANBROOK ART MUSEUM: modern furniture; English and Japanese art deco enamel compacts and cigarette cases; Japanese woodblock prints; English and American pottery; arts and crafts window and art deco leaded glass screen; Rosenburg earthenware tiles; a nice selection of modern decorative arts, also a Baccarat c. 1930 tantalus set and much more. Properties donated to Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum for resale to benefit programming, scholarships or Art Museum acquisitions including fine arts by Futura 2000, Italo Scanga, Chales Levier, Harold Cohn and Charles McGee as well as a set of Chinese style side chairs. Antique French boulle and bronze and marble bracket clocks from a Windsor, Ontario collection. Additional Fine arts offerings feature works by: J.J. Enright, Ivan Olinsky, Thomas Bailey Griffin, Sidney Richard Percy, Schaller, E. Califano, Sarkis Sarkisian, Conrad Marca-Relli, Louis Icart, Alexander Calder, plus a Jim Dine mirror from the Biltmore Hotel and an old master 18th c. painting of Samson and Delilah.