Fine art, autos turn heads at Alderfer Auction Aug. 12-13

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George Sotter (1879 – 1953), ‘Gloucester,’ oil on board, signed lower right, 16in x 20in and 19½ x 23½in framed. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Alderfer Auction image

HATFIELD, Pa. – On Aug. 12 and 13, Alderfer Auction will conduct its Two-Day Online Collector’s Auction of curated selections of museum exhibited fine art, jewelry and silver, automobiles, couture, furnishings and rugs from the collections of Edward W. Driscoll, Dr. James T. Demopolous, Thomas Bateman and Wesley Emmons among many others. Wednesday, 12, features fine jewelry, silver and couture. Thursday, Aug. 13, has fine art, décor and furnishings. The auctions will begin at 10 a.m. both days.Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Fine jewelry, on day one of the Collector’s Auction, covers the color spectrum from the neutral palette of diamonds to the subtle and brilliant shades of aquamarine and amethyst. Nearly 100 pieces of beautifully crafted silver follows, led by a monumental sterling silver jeweled chess set.

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14K diamond solitaire, 2.22 carats, GIA certified, color: G, clarity: SI1, cut: very good. Estimate: $12,000-$16,000. Alderfer Auction image

Famous silversmiths such as Bateman, Storr, Jensen, Tiffany and Wang Hing are represented in the auction. Couture and luxury wares include designs from Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci and Judith Leiber.

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German sterling silver chess set, marked ‘I.F. & Son (Israel Freeman), sterling 925 and Germany.’ Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Alderfer Auction image

Day Two of Collector’s kicks off with automobiles ranging from the collectible International pickup truck (below) to the sporty Nissan 370Z Roadster and Porsche 911 SC Targa. Fine period furnishings include tall case clockmakers such as John Smith and Pittenweem and hand-knotted Serapi, Heriz and Isfahan rugs.

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1952 International L-110 pickup with a 220 cubic-inch straight six engine and a three-speed manual transmission, odometer reads 69,412, professionally restored in 2017. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Alderfer Auction image

As mentioned, this auction features several museum-quality examples of works by the coveted Pennsylvania Impressionists previously exhibited at the James Michener Art Museum in Doylestown Pa. The artists include George Sotter, Charles Hargens, Henry B. Snell, John Terelak, W.E. Baum, Ranulph Bye and L. Campbell.

Alderfer Auction will sell the collection of the late Edward and Nancy Driscoll. A nationally known builder and construction manager, Driscoll was the retired chairman and CEO of the L.F. Driscoll Co., where he worked for more than 50 years. L.F. Driscoll has built some of the most iconic buildings in Philadelphia, including the three tallest skyscrapers: One Liberty Place, the Comcast Center and the Comcast Technology Center. Other notable landmarks include world-class sports arenas such as the Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park; as well as cultural landmarks such as the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Barnes Museum.

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Chippendale walnut secretary, 93in high x 39in wide x 22in deep. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Alderfer Auction image

The collection comes to Alderfer’s from the family home Driscoll had built in Chestnut Hill. It features a large collection of American furniture and Chinese Export porcelain. Primarily purchased from prominent New York and Philadelphia area dealers, highlights of the sale include a Chippendale secretary, a New England reverse serpentine chest of drawers, a Philadelphia Chippendale carved side chair and several antique room-size rugs.

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