NEW YORK – On Feb. 7, Auctions at Showplace will continue the winter auction season with selections of fine art, furniture, silver, jewelry, and decorative arts fresh to the market from New York City estates. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Paintings by Bernard Cathelin (above) and Andre Lhoté highlight the sale along with a collection of Arts and Crafts furniture by Gustauv Stickley.
Additional featured items include an Art Deco period Steinway Model O baby grand piano (serial no. 204177) with a black lacquered hardwood case, an Art Deco table lamp by Daum Nancy and Louis Majorelle (French, 1859-1926), and a pair of Lazarus Posen Witwe (German, 19th-20th century) Art Nouveau five-light silver candelabra.
The fine art highlight of the sale is an oil on canvas by Bernard Cathelin (French, 1919-2004) titled Bouquet de Vera Cruz. The still life with flowers is signed and dated 1964 on the verso with a Findlay Galleries New York stamp on the stretcher. Featured art continues with a gouache and watercolor by Andre Lhoté (below) titled Nu Assis. The piece is signed and includes an Evelyn Aimis Fine Art gallery label on the verso. Next is a large oil on canvas depicting two cockatoos around a vase of flowers by Charley Garry (French, 1891-1977). On verso is a Sotheby’s label.
Also included are three lots of 19th century portraits including an American school folk art painting in the manner of Ammi Phillips (American, 1788-1865) depicting a woman in bonnet with her hand on a book. Also featured is a Parisian street scene by Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1988). The sale also includes paintings by Frederick McDuff (American, 1931-2011), Gaston Sébire (French, 1920-2001) and William Thon (American, 1906-2000).
Sculpture highlights include an abstract bronze by Deborah Stern (American/British, b. 1938), a cubist marble torso by Guillermo Perdomo and a mid-century stainless steel abstract by Anthony Padovano (American, b. 1933).
The auction features a collection of antique Arts & Crafts Stickley furnishings including a Gustav Stickley (American, 1858-1952) Mission oak bookcase with a glass front swing door opening to reveal display shelves and a red stenciled maker’s mark. The bookcase is followed by an L. & J.G. Stickley oak two-tier trestle table with cutouts. Next is a Gustav Stickley oak mirrored dresser with a maker’s stamp to top left drawer. The collection continues with a Gustav Stickley umbrella stand and three side tables. Furniture highlights continue with an Oscar Bach Art Deco mixed metal two door case piece that would make a fantastic desk or console. The piece has a vitrine top and includes elaborate Gothic Revival decorations on the front and side panels. A suite of French Art Deco console tables and a mirror attributed to Edgar Brandt round out highlighted furniture.
Feb. 7 includes an exciting collection of decorative arts pieces highlighted by an Emile Gallé French Art Nouveau tapering form cameo glass tall vase with fern motif decoration. The sale also includes two lots of Delphin Massier (French, 1836-1907) Art Nouveau iridescent art pottery picture frames each decorated with figural, floral and foliate motifs. Also featured is a Charles Greil (French, 19th century) bronze centerpiece with a central bas-relief portrait of a figure in profile wearing a laurel crown. Decorative arts highlights conclude with a pair of Tiffany Studios Art Nouveau bronze two-light candlesticks on fleur-de-lis bases.
Silvers seekers will find several interesting lots of Gorham silver on Feb. 7. First is a Gorham Mfg Co. Art Nouveau sterling silver inkwell stand with relief floral decoration, circa 1903. Next is a Gorham Art Nouveau sterling silver ink stand, cast and chased after a Martelé design, circa 1903. This is followed by a Gorham Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame ornately decorated with flowers and geometric patterns.
The auction also features a suite of vintage Iradj Moini and Chanel Runway costume jewelry. Fine jewelry highlights include a vintage 18K yellow gold Florentine finish heart motif link bracelet and an Art Deco platinum, diamond and fine emerald brooch composed of 51 mixed-cut diamonds. Also featured is a vintage H. Stern 18K yellow gold watch with two-tone gold and black round Roman numeral dial, black hands and sapphire crystal with Italian 14K yellow gold woven bracelet.
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