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Americana on tap for on-site Kaminski auction Oct. 14

Aldro T. Hibbard (American, 1886-1972), ‘Winter Scene in Vermont,’ oil on canvas. Kaminski Auctions image


BEVERLY, Mass. – The first of Kaminski Auctions’ two fall on-site auctions will be held Oct. 14 in a spectacular country farm setting starting at 10 a.m. Eastern time at 64 Perkins Row, Topsfield, Massachusetts. The auction features the Americana collection of Dr. and Mrs. Levitsky, a prominent North Shore physician. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The Topsfield collection includes an Aldro T. Hibbard (American, 1886-1972), Winter Scene in Vermont, oil on canvas. The painting, with the artist stamp verso, measures 34 ¼ inches by 43 inches and is conservatively estimated at $7,000-$12,000.

Additional paintings in the collection include a signed Tomaso de Simone, titled The Two-Masted American Schooner Neptune (below), an oil on canvas estimated at $3,000-$6,000; a Mersey River Scene, oil on canvas by the Englishman Thomas Buttersworth (1768-1842); and a J. Perillo, signed Venetian scene with serenaders, oil on canvas in an elaborate gilt frame.


Tomaso de Simone, ‘The Two-Masted American Schooner Neptune,’ an oil on canvas. Estimate: $3,000-$6,000. Kaminski Auctions image


Furniture includes a circa 1790 English George III mahogany bow-front chest having two frontal French feet enclosing a bowed inlaid apron with four graduated, beaded drawers and a fine American Hepplewhite mahogany card table with line, and cuff inlay.

Other highlights include a fine KPM large porcelain wall plaque of a young girl reading, signed H. Meisel lower left, signed P. Barthel lower right and inscribed verso Im Zwielicht (In the Twilight) and nach P. Barthel.


Fine KPM large porcelain wall plaque of a young woman reading, signed H. Meisel. Kaminski Auctions image


Also available are an Adelaide Palmer (1851-1928) floral still life, oil on canvas, signed and dated, valued at $5,000-$9,000; a circa 1720 rare and important American William and Mary walnut bonnet-top secretary with ancient surface, lovely interior and condition, valued at $11,000- $13,000; and a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, circa 1870s-1880s, No. 20741.

Another item of interest to collectors is a 19th century Troughton & Simms, London, brass telescope on a wooden tripod with 13 lenses from the Gundlach Optical Co., Rochester, New York. Lettering on the box reads “S. Cooper.” The telescope is estimated to bring $2,000-$3,000.

Mid-Century modern collectors will be drawn to a Philip and Kelvin LaVerne “Chan” coffee table with glass top valued at $6,000-$9,000 and a Bernard Katz, 20th-century hand blown vase covered in an autumn leaf pattern, approximately 17 inches high. There are several sets of leather Knoll chairs and a pair of slate-topped Knoll tables on offer.


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