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Customers attending the 240-lot sale will find an eclectic selection of beautiful and unusual items, all fresh-to-market.
“We like to think of this auction as a prerequisite for the spring show at Brimfield,” said auctioneer Ryan Brechlin.
A Sol LeWitt painted aluminum sculpture will be offered for the first time. The 38-inch, seven-point star rises into a flat-topped pyramid. Originally intended for the “Structures” exhibition in New York’s City Hall Park, only five of the eight sculptures were installed from 1989-1990. This particular piece is owned by Michael Hayes—friend, neighbor and fabricator for Sol LeWitt for many years. The sculpture carries an estimate of $30,000-$50,000 and is sold with a certificate of authenticity from the estate of Sol LeWitt.
Supporting the modern art category in the May 5 sale will be a selection of originals, prints, and multiples. Lithographs from Red Grooms (est. $300-$600), a watercolor by Samson Flexor (est. $500-$1,000) and an oil on canvas nude by New York Artist Abraham S. Baylinson (est. $1,000-$2,000) are included.
Along with items discovered in a West Haven, Conn., estate, the auction will also hand-crafted pipes, tobacco humidors and other smoking-related items. “Some of these hand-carved meerschaum pipes are over 200 years old,” said Brechlin.
Rare pieces of Danish and American silver will be brought to the auction block as well on May 5.
Also featured in the auction is a large archive of early Connecticut papers, photographs and ephemera from the Pratt family of Old Saybrook.
For the music lover, a fine and rare 1901 Steinway Model O grand piano will be sold (est. $5,000-$10,000).
For details of Nest Egg Auctions’ Spring Art and Antiques Auction, call 203-630-1400 or toll-free 800-448-0692; or email email@example.com. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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