LOS ANGELES – Andrew Jones Auctions will offer a strong selection of fine art along with antiques and design from antiquity through the 21 century in an online-only signature Design for the Home and Garden auction scheduled for July 25, beginning promptly at 11 am Pacific time. More than 200 quality lots will be offered to the highest bidder. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The collection of Los Angeles tastemaker Keith McCoy of Keith H. McCoy & Associates evokes the English country house, highlighted by an Irish George II mahogany side table, estimated at $1,500-$2,000; a George III mahogany bachelor’s chest of drawers, estimated at $1,000-$1,500; a George III mahogany breakfront bookcase, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; and luxurious Fortuny upholstered seat furniture, including a George III blind fret carved mahogany armchair, estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
The collection also features animalier and sporting paintings, including The Meet by Joseph Francis Walker, estimated at $8,000-$12,000; Henry Barraud’s Sheep, cattle, stags and a pony in a wooded landscape, estimated at $4,000-$6,000, as well as works by Leon Eugene Auguste Abry, John E. Ferneley, Edward Benjamin Herberte, John Frederick Herring, Jr., Gustave Mardoche Neymark, William H. Robinson, John Francis Sartorius, George Wright and other noted artists.
In keeping with the animalier theme, from other private sources there are artworks such as Marie H. Guise Newcomb’s A Good Point, estimated at $1,500-$2,000, as well as bronzes, including the near life-size Panthere devorant un lievre after the model by Antoine Louis Bayre, produced at the Susse Freres foundry. It carries an estimate of $10,000-$20,000 and comes from the collection of Daniel Hornbeck. Another notable bronze is a model of a standing bull after Auguste Nicolas Cain, estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
Additional European works in bronze feature the Neapolitan Dancer after Albert Ernest Carriere Belleuse, estimated at $1,500-$2,000; an abstract screen by Hubert Dalwood, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; an allegorical work of l’Histoire after the model by Georges Bareau, estimated at $2,000-$3,000; and pieces by Ferdinand Barbedienne and after Albert Henry Atkins, Alfred Boucher, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Henri Chapu, Renzo Colombo, Etienne-Henri Dumaige Jean-Leon Gerome, Francois-Raoul Larche and Rene de Saint-Marceaux.
The painting offerings run the gamut from works after Italian masters like Feast in the House of Levi after Paolo Veronese Caliari, estimated at $6,000-$8,000; Jakob Seisenegger’s Portrait of a Young Man, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; and School of Peter Lely 1st Duchess of Cleveland, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; to European landscapists like Albert Kappis’s Unloading the Day’s Catch, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; and Alexis Podchernikoff’s large oil on canvas View through the eucalyptus, estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
American plein air modernist master Armin Hansen’s Steam schooner coming to dock, Monterey, estimated at 4,000-$6,000, is abstracted yet evocative of the gritty fishing port. Bernard Lorjou’s bold expressionist works are Still life with duck and sunflower, estimated at $2,000-$3,000; French Marching Band (Fanfare), estimated at $1,000-$1,500; and Barge on the Loire River, estimated at $800-$1,200.
The collection of Daniel Hornbeck features unusual and varied pieces, including a 1769 Danish Neoclassical stained pine clavichord by Otto Joachim Tiefenbrun, estimated at $2,000-$4,000 and reputedly a gift of Edvard Grieg to his musical colleague Anton Louis Hornbeck. Also from the collection is a pair of Italian Baroque white marble models of cherubs, estimated at $3,000-$5,000; a pair of Dresden porcelain covered vases, estimated at $1,000-$1,500; an Italian Rococo polychrome decorated tall case clock, made in Padua, in 1760 and estimated at $1,000-$1,500; an 18th century Dutch marquetry bureau estimated at $1,000-$1,500; as well as carpets and more.
Additional various owners highlights include a French gilt bronze mounted lacquer inset mahogany side cabinet by Francois Linke, estimated at $5,000-$7,000; a Spanish walnut monument maquette attributed to Felipe Vigarny de Borgona, probably dating from the first half 16th century, and estimated at $8,000-$12,000; a George III mahogany architect’s desk by Gillows of Lancaster, circa 1800, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; and an Italian gilt bronze mounted fruitwood bureau cabinet, 17th century, branded with a ducal coronet and with elaborately engraved lockplate and estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
Also offered will be a pair of Irish George III inlaid satinwood card tables, circa 1790, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; a pair of 18th century Italian Baroque scaliola trompe l’oeil panels by Tarsilla Vittoria Seyter, estimated at $8,000-$12,000; a set of 12 Berlin (K.P.M.) porcelain armorial soup bowls decorated with the arms of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, circa 1832-1837, estimated at $3,000-$5,000; an Anthony Redmile ostrich egg faux snuff mull, estimated at $700-$900; and an R. Lalique frosted amber glass Courlis vase, estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
The auction also includes antiquities, early works of art, fine silver, porcelain and garden accessories, sculpture, including a pair of lead models of sphinxes, and furniture, featuring designs by Brown Jordan and Michael Taylor. A standout lot is a unique scrapbook of autographed notes, caricatures, photographic portraits, lithographs and sketches by Paul Verlaine, compiled by Emile Loubet and Edouard Champion around 1896 and estimated at $50,000-$70,000, as well as a collection of five watercolors by Paul Signac, each estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Both the scrapbook and the Signac watercolors come from a private Malibu collection.
For more information about Andrew Jones Auctions and the Design for the Home and Garden auction on July 25 at 11 am Pacific time, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com.
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