Broad range of treasures offered at Thomaston Place, Nov. 11-13

Louis Remy Mignot painting of a sunset, estimated at $20,000-$30,000

Louis Remy Mignot painting of a sunset, estimated at $30,000-$40,000

THOMASTON, Maine – On Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12, and Sunday, November 13, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will present Autumn Majestic, an auction event with an amazing inventory of fine art and decorative rarities from estates and collections throughout the Northeast. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Topping the large group of Asian antiques and artifacts will be a Chinese Ming dynasty period (1368-1644) polychromed wooden Guanyin sculpture, estimated at $25,000-$35,000. Carved from a single piece of hardwood, she is depicted standing atop a lotus base and holding a vase of nectar. Her stomach has been rubbed down to the raw wood from many years of veneration.

Chinese Ming dynasty period polychromed wooden Guanyin sculpture, estimated at $25,000-$35,000

Ming dynasty polychromed wooden Guanyin sculpture, estimated at $25,000-$35,000

Fine paintings in the auction will include an important abstract expressionist work by Zao Wou-Ki (French and Chinese, 1920-2013) in flame red heavy impasto and with sand texturing, estimated at $20,000-$30,000; a work by Louis Remy Mignot (American, 1831-1870) depicting the beautiful glow of a sunset, estimated at $30,000-$40,000; and a Gloucester harbor scene by Jane Peterson (American, 1876-1965), estimated at $10,000-$15,000.

Dahlov Ipcar, ‘Malaysian Jungle,’ estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Dahlov Ipcar, ‘Malaysian Jungle,’ estimated at $15,000-$20,000

The sale will offer five paintings by Dahlov Ipcar (American, 1917-2017), most depicting artfully arranged images of animals, such as Malaysian Jungle, a 2004 oil on linen depicting a tiger, a leopard, a peacock and other animals in an Asian tropical forest setting. Its estimate is $15,000-$20,000.

Ink drawing on a 78 rpm record sleeve by artist Bill Traylor, estimated at $10,000-$20,000

Ink drawing on a 78 rpm record sleeve by artist Bill Traylor, estimated at $10,000-$20,000

A charming figural 1930s-1940s ink drawing on a 78 rpm record sleeve by self-taught artist Bill Traylor (American 1854-1947) that has been authenticated by Traylor and folk art experts will be offered with an estimate of $10,000-$20,000.

Bessie Onahotema Potter Vonnoh, ‘Dancing Girl,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000

Bessie Onahotema Potter Vonnoh, ‘Dancing Girl,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000

Sculpture choices will be led by Bessie Onahotema Potter Vonnoh’s (American, 1872-1955) bronze, Dancing Girl, which carries an estimate of $10,000-$15,000.

Papa Bear chair and ottoman by Hans Wegner, estimated at $7,000-$9,000

Papa Bear chair and ottoman by Hans Wegner, estimated at $7,000-$9,000

The sale will include Danish and American midcentury furniture, such as a Papa Bear chair and ottoman by Hans Wegner, estimated at $7,000-$9,000, and an Eames chair and ottoman by Herman Miller, estimated at $2,500-$3,500. Among the extensive collection of antique furniture will be a Gothic period Continental paint-decorated black walnut hunt chest or coffer, estimated at $7,000-$9,000, as well as an 18th-century Philadelphia mahogany serpentine chest with an estimate of $5,000-$7,000.

Gothic period Continental paint-decorated black walnut hunt chest or coffer, estimated at $7,000-$9,000

Gothic period Continental paint-decorated black walnut hunt chest or coffer, estimated at $7,000-$9,000

Standouts in the folk art and marine categories will be dominated by a monumental 19th-century eagle-form ship’s figurehead, estimated at $5,000-$7,500; a vintage 16-foot-long Maine-crafted Old Town canoe, estimated at $2,000-$3,000; and an Amish locomotive-form weathervane, estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

Monumental 19th-century eagle-form ship’s figurehead, estimated at $5,000-$7,500

Monumental 19th-century eagle-form ship’s figurehead, estimated at $5,000-$7,500

Also on offer is a 106-piece set of Tiffany & Co. Flemish pattern flatware with an estimate of $3,500-$4,500; a Picasso Madoura pottery limited edition platter estimated at $2,000-$4,000; an early 20th-century Louis Vuitton steamer trunk having an estimate of $2,000-$3,000; a fossilized skull of a juvenile triceratops dinosaur, estimated at $2,000-$4,000; plus ceramics by Rookwood, Brother Thomas and Herend; 19th-century tea caddies; Omersa leather animal-form ottomans; a collection of vintage jazz memorabilia; and a variety of Tiffany Studios bronze desk items.

 

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