LOS ANGELES – Andrew Jones Auctions will greet the New Year with two big online sales in January. The first, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, will feature select American and English decorative arts. The Wednesday, Jan. 27 event will be broad and varied, highlighted by fine Chinese and Asian works of art. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
“As we head into 2021, after an amazingly successful 2020, we start strong with a marathon of nearly 900 lots over two sales in January,” said Andrew Jones, the president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “The auctions are full of eclectic, whimsical and interesting items spanning hundreds of years of world culture.” Both auctions will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Pacific time.
The Jan. 12 auction will be led by rare American and English decorative arts, pulled from lifetime collections across southern California. Offered will be American and English antiques, decorative arts, paintings, ceramics, glassware, folk art, books, documents and ephemera, including a ship’s passport signed by Thomas Jefferson and countersigned by James Madison in April 1805 (below; est. $3,000-$5,000), and a land grant signed by Andrew Jackson (est. $500-$800).
The fine art selections range from paintings to prints and sculpture, and feature a full-length portrait of a girl, thought to be Elizabeth O’Kane, done in 1842 by George Henry Durrie est. $5,000-$7,000); a moody Hudson River School riverscape of a View Between 6th & 7th Lake, John Brown Track (North Woods), Rockwell Pt. (below; est. $3,000-$5,000); as well as a portrait bust of Abraham Lincoln, after the model rendered by George Bissell (1839-1920) (est. $800-$1,200).
Also selling will be pieces by Carducius Plantagenet Ream, Stanley Arthurs, Walter Markmann, Arthur Hoeber, Ransome Gillet Holdredge, Winifred Hunt-Waldner, George Howell Gay, the Prior-Hamblin School, Simon Peter Shafer, William Henry (Harry) Hilliard, Edward Borein, Jane Wooster Scott, Streeter Blair, Carmelita Geraghty Wilson, Henry Otto Wix, Max Weyl, Dan Muller and others.
Antique furniture will feature an American Classical carved mahogany drop-leaf table by
Michael Allison, circa 1817 (est. $2,000-$4,000); an early 19th century Federal parcel gilt mahogany fret carved mirror by Charles F. Montgomery of Boston (est. $800-$1,200); a late 18th century Pennsylvania Chippendale walnut two-part Dutch cupboard (est. $4,000-$6,000); and a pair of Federal inlaid flame mahogany fold-top card tables, Massachusetts, early 19th century (est. $800-$1,200).
Also up for bid will be a Chippendale cherry tall chest of drawers, Northampton County, Pa., fourth-quarter 18th century (est. $1,000-$1,500); a Federal parcel ebonized faux grain painted tall case clock, Riley Whiting, Winchester, Connecticut, early 19th century (est. $600-$800); as well as Windsor chairs, jelly cupboards, candle stands and armchairs and an ottoman by Stickley.
Unusual folk-art finds include tramp art frames, theorems, a whirly gig, textiles and samplers, carnival game wheels, walking sticks, a barber pole, a 48-star American flag commemorating Arizona and New Mexico statehood, 1912-1959 (est. $400-$600), and photos and memorabilia from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
For details contact Andrew Jones Auctions at 213-748-8008.
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