Early American furniture transported to Dallas Auction Gallery sale, Jan. 13
DALLAS – American Colonial furniture from the Lippincott/Smith family of Salem, N.J., headlines Dallas Auction Gallery’s Jan. 13 sale, which begins at 6 p.m. Central. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
Topping the bill is an important pair of William Savery, Philadelphia, Queen Anne walnut side chairs. The maker’s label on the chairs read: “All sort of chairs and joiners work made and sold by William Savery at the sign of the chair a little below the market in Second Street Philadelphia.” Made circa 1740-1780, the chairs are 40 inches high, 20 inches wide and 16 1/2 inches deep. The estimate for the pair, lot no. 152, is $20,000-$30,000.
A nearly identical pair of Queen Anne walnut side chairs attributed to Savery will be offered seven lots later. With repairs noted on all four legs on one chair, this unmarked pair has a $4,000-$8,000 estimate.
Another Queen Anne side chair bearing a William Savery label, this one of figured maple with a distinctive yoke-shape crest rail, will be offered at the auction. All four if its legs have had the lower 6 inches replaced or repaired. It has a $1,000-$2,000 estimate.
A signed James Bowen walnut tall chest, which carries a $10,000-$20,000 estimate, was illustrated in the August 1960 issue of the magazine Antiques in an article by Margaret E. White titled Further Notes on Early Furniture of New Jersey. James Bowen came to Philadelphia from New York about 1790 and then moved to Cumberland County, New Jersey. The chest, 61 inches high by 41 1/2 inches wide by 21 inches deep, is signed boldly “James Bowen” on the dust divider.
An American – probably Virginia – walnut huntboard, circa 1790, sports a $5,000-$8,000 estimate. Having a one-board top and its original stamped brass pulls, it stands on six square tapered legs and measures 42 1/2 inches high by 60 inches wide by 20 inches deep.
Other fine Colonial pieces include an 18th-century Pennsylvania Chippendale eight-day tall case walnut clock, a New England Queen Anne maple high chest and a Philadelphia area Queen Anne walnut high chest.
From the 1880s, a superb Louis XVI-style kingwood marble-top commode with ornate figural and foliate dore bronze decoration has a $25,000-$35,000 estimate.
A 19th-century Florentine high relief carved and gessoed giltwood mirror, 54 inches high by 45 inches wide, surrounding a circular glass plate, has a $4,000-$6,000 estimate.
Paintings include a Texas Hill Country autumn landscape by Porfirio Salinas (American, 1910-1973), which has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate. The oil on canvas painting measures 28 1/2 inches by 38 1/2 inches. Other artists represented in the sale include Olin Herman Travis, Dana Bartlett, William A. Slaughter, Arthur J.E. Powell, Thomas Kent Pelham, Edgar Parker, William Coventry Wall and Benjamin Champney.
Porcelains by Meissen, KPM, Sevres, Royal Vienna and Boehm will be sold, along with art glass by Gallé, Daum Nancy and Durand. A large Sevres-style lidded porcelain urn having a hand-painted body depicting Venus seated next to a mirror and Diana seated at her feet is signed “A. Collot.” The 31-inch-tall urn, estimated at $1,500-$2,500, has multiple preliminary bids.
Preliminary bidding has also been active on a 19th-century Chinese Famille Rose porcelain charger mounted in a scrolled gilt bronze stand. It has an $800-$1,600 estimate.
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