Included are paintings by listed artists, American antiques, Asian arts, fine silver and crystal, estate jewelry, high-end collectibles, porcelains, art glass, decorative arts and fine furniture including formal mahogany and Victorian.
Representative of the artwork is a landscape by Carl Millner (German, 1825-1895) dated 1868 and titled A Prayer in a Mountain Lake. The 29- by 40-inch oil on canvas has a $4,000-$6,000 estimate.
“It’s an awesome painting, a great size, that’s generated considerable interest,” said John Merowski of Leighton Galleries.
The seller of the Millner painting has also consigned a collection of lamps to be sold by Leighton Galleries. One is a double-signed Handel Etruscan table lamp that has a 12-inch glass shade festooned with fine beadwork.
“It’s very nicely done. In researching Handel’s lamps we certainly haven’t seen one with beads,” said Merowski, noting the possibly one-of-a-kind lamp is sparking additional interest.
“It came from longtime friends of the auction. We’ve known them for about 20 years. After her husband passed away the lady chose us to sell many of their antiques,” said Merowski, adding that the Millner painting came from the same home.
Another possibly unique item will be sold at the auction: a laminated and carved mirror console from Michael Coffey’s Perceptions II series. The hanging mirror with slide-open shelf is 56 inches high by 26 inches wide and bears Coffey’s incised signature. It is estimated at $4,000-$5,000.
“We’ve seen a number of his console mirrors, but did not find another with the slide door on the shelf,” said Merowski, adding that the consignor knows the Massachusetts artist personally. “He actually had (Coffey) hang the mirror after he bought it.”
Antique furniture includes a cherry lowboy with fan carving and blocked apron with acorn drops, on cabriole legs and pad feet. Measuring 36 inches high, 41 inches wide and 22 inches deep, the lowboy has a $2,500-$3,500 estimate.
Several large pieces of Nippon will be offered including a 10 1/2-inch cobalt vase decorated with a hand-painted scene and enamel embellished gilding and beading. An 18-inch Nippon four-handle floral vase, pictured in the Collector’s Encyclopedia of Nippon Porcelain, Seventh Series, also has a $300-$500 estimate.
Leighton Galleries Inc. is located at 320 S. Broad St. in Ridgewood, N.J. For details call 201-444-3424. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. Eastern.
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