DALLAS – A colorful Paris streetscape and a charming portrait of Victorian siblings are among the more than 100 19th- and 20th-century American, English, and European oil paintings to be offered at Dallas Auction Gallery’s sale Wed., Sept. 1. The auction will also include fine antiques from local and regional estates. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
French artist Victor Gabriel Gilbert painted his oil on canvas depiction of Rue Mouffetard in Paris in the late 19th century. The signed and authenticated work, 20 inches by 24 inches, carries a $25,000-$35,000 estimate.
Ford Madox Brown (British, 1821-1893) painted the portrait of the Bromley children, signing and dating it, “F.M. Brown, 1843.” This early work shows the three eldest children of the artist’s cousin and brother-in-law, Augustus Frederick Bromley. Ford Madox Brown’s first wife was Augustus Frederick Bromley’s sister Elizabeth. Brown painted a number of portraits of his Bromley family. Having provenance from Christie’s London, the large painting has a $35,000-$50,000 estimate.
Other artists whose works will be offered at DAG’s auction include Henry Lejeune, Edward John Gregory, Michael J. Whitehand, William Shayer Sr., Richard Henry Nibbs, Keeley Halswelle, Max Albert Carlier, Vihelm Pacht, David W. Haddon, Lord Frederick Leighton, William Mellor, Jean Jacques Henner, Charles S. Shwa, Charles Hunt, Arthur Heyer, Alfred Ward, Alfred Fontville de Breanski, Colin W. Burns, Maurice Levis, Gail Sherman Corbett, Henry Garland and Vincent Clare.
Headlining the American, English and Continental antique furniture is a rare 16th-century German stollentruhe, a heavy iron-bound oak chest. Decorated with geometric and foliate metal straps, the chest has a hinged plank top, concave sides and rectangular plank feet. It is 32 inches by 67 1/2 inches long and 23 inches deep. From the Westphalia region of Germany, the chest has a $20,000-$30,000 estimate.
A another rare piece is an Edwardian satinwood Beau Brummel dressing table in Sheraton style from the turn of the 20th century. The dressing table features swing-out triple mirrors and a top the lifts to reveal swing-out trays. It is labeled “Finnigan’s Ltd., New Bond Street, London.” With numerous glass jars, brushes and manicure utensils, the table has a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.
Attracting a lot of attention in the form of multiple preliminary bids is a 14 3/4-inch-tall Meissen porcelain bust of Marie Antoinette from the turn of the 20th century. Bearing a cross-swords mark in blue underglaze, the bust has a $1,000-$1,500 estimate.
For details call Dallas Auction Gallery at 866-653-3900.
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