Top-quality decorative art, estate items at Pook & Pook, Feb. 24-25

English silk on linen sampler, 19th century, wrought by Hannah D. Bolles, depicting King Pharaoh's Palace, 12 inches x 12 inches. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.

English silk on linen sampler, 19th century, wrought by Hannah D. Bolles, depicting King Pharaoh’s Palace, 12 inches x 12 inches. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – Pook & Pook Inc. will conduct a Decorative Arts Sale on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 24-25. The 1575 lots will feature items from several Pennsylvania educational institutions, the New Jersey estates of Theodore M. Long and Wesley Peterson, the Pennsylvania estates of Joan B. Maloney and Margaret M. Peters, and the Alan H. Rider Trust of Maryland.

LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Thursday’s 600-lot session will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern. Friday’s session, which has 975 lots, will begin at 9 a.m.

Noteworthy Asian art will be focused on both sale days. A large Chinese carved jade brush wash, circa 1900, is estimated at $12,000-$18,000. Other highlights include a carved Chinese spinach jade seal, a Chinese pink ground porcelain vase, Chinese jade screens, a jade figure of two boys on a goat and a Chinese bronze incense burner to name a few. Rose medallion, Canton, Imari, and carved jades and ivories add to the mix.

Russian porcelain and enamelware will tempt buyers. A large silver enamel kovsh bearing marks for Ovchinnikov is estimated at $8,000-$12,000. A Russian silver and cut glass punch bowl and ladle is an outstanding piece and carries an estimate of $6,000-$9,000. Other items of note include silver elephant form salt cellars, silver enamel egg and spoons, a 63-piece porcelain service by Kornilow Brothers and an unusual Russian silver, jade and champlevé letter opener are all to be sold.

Several significant bronze figures will cross the block. A pair of contemporary bronzes signed R. Estevez carry an estimate of $3,500-$4,500. A figure titled Letoile du Matin after Adrien Gaudez is very attractive (est. $1,500-2,500). An unusual piece is a modernist sculpture after Jacques Lipchitz (est. $2,500-3,500). Others include a French figural desk set (est. $800-1,200), a violinist after Mane Katz (est. $1,000-1,500), a figural group of a lion and a snake after Barye (est. $1,500-2,000) and a figural group of a panther and hare after Barye (est. $1,000-1,500).

Many buyers will be tempted by the large gold coin collection. The over 200 lots will include four Wells Fargo $20 1908 gold pieces, a group of 58 Swiss gold 20 Franc coins, Saint-Gaudens and Standing Liberty $20 gold coins and many other $5, $10 and $20 gold coins, many in XF condition.

The estate of Wesley Peterson together with others features a variety of clocks and music boxes. Tall clocks consist of a Pennsylvania walnut clock by D.H. Solliday, a Federal cherry clock, a mahogany clock retailed by J.E. Caldwell & Co. and a Victorian example inscribed Bailey, Banks & Biddle. Several mantel clocks will be offered including a Mark Leavenworth Federal pillar and scroll clock. Also up for bids are a Sessions banjo clock, Empire clocks, Ansonia examples, a Sessions gingerbread clock and a G.W. Bartholomew triple-decker clock.

Music boxes are always of interest to many buyers. Some will like the Mermod Freres cylinder box and others, the Regina disc player. Two Steinway grand pianos from the 1920s will be offered in the Friday session.

The over 200 lots of fine art and printed material consist of many listed artists. A gouache by Jean Cocteau, a Tom Bostelle collage, contemporary works by Allison Merriweather and an oil on board by Ernest Albert are sure to attract attention. Other listed artists include Beni, Hugh Campbell, John Canner, Samuel Chaffee, Hubert Davis, Harley Perkins, E. Kimmel, Mildred Kratz, Victor Shearer, Harold Weston and many more. A group of early engraved maps highlight the printed category together with a Herbert Dicksee engraving of a terrier, World War I posters, and Hogart and Essig engravings.

There are many toys to choose from. Highlights are a cast-iron football mechanical bank, an Atlas mechanical bank, an Amish cloth doll and a Greiner doll. Games, pull toys, doll furniture and checkerboards round out the category.

If you need a bright quilt or coverlet to adorn your antique bed, there are lots of choices from Amish examples to various appliqué patterns. How about an early sampler to hang above the bed or a vibrant hooked rug for the floor? There are many. If you need some items for your kitchen, you may want to pick a massive burl bowl, a Nantucket basket, butter prints or a large mortar and pestle. For the table, an impressive collection of Flow Blue Chapoo pattern china is a good choice or a set of 12 KPM reticulated porcelain dinner plates. A Dresden dinner service has approximately 134 pieces. A Dresden porcelain pagoda man nodder would look fine as a centerpiece. Put your flowers in a Chinese double gourd vase or a Toby pitcher and serve tea in a Roseville zephyr lily tea service. All these items can be found at this auction.

Let’s not forget those furniture items you have been thinking about. Several Pennsylvania painted blanket chests will be sold and make great storage boxes. A Kittenger two-pedestal mahogany dining table will garner interest together with a set of 10 Baker Chippendale-style mahogany dining chairs and a Mission oak sideboard. Storage cupboards of all different styles and sizes abound from corner cupboards and pie safes to dry sinks and chests of drawers.

For details contact Pook & Pook Inc. at info@pookandpook.com or (610) 269-4040.

 

View the fully illustrated catalogs and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Hugh Campbell (American, 1905-1997), oil on board New Jersey coastal scene, signed lower right and dated 1937, 18 inches x 24 inches. Estimate: $200-$400. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.

Hugh Campbell (American, 1905-1997), oil on board New Jersey coastal scene, signed lower right and dated 1937, 18 inches x 24 inches. Estimate: $200-$400. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.

Two World War I posters, both 28 inches x 20 1/4 inches. Estimate: $150-$250. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.

Two World War I posters, both 28 inches x 20 1/4 inches. Estimate: $150-$250. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.

Large Chinese carved jade brush wash, circa 1900, with stand, 5 1/2 inches high, 12 inches wide. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.

Large Chinese carved jade brush wash, circa 1900, with stand, 5 1/2 inches high, 12 inches wide. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.

Mark Leavenworth Federal mahogany pillar and scroll clock, circa 1820, 30 1/2 inches high. Estimate: $400-$800. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.

Mark Leavenworth Federal mahogany pillar and scroll clock, circa 1820, 30 1/2 inches high. Estimate: $400-$800. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.

Lalique frosted glass swans on a lake group, 9 1/4 inches high and 7 inches high; mirror base: 32 3/4 inches x 22 1/4 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.

Lalique frosted glass swans on a lake group, 9 1/4 inches high and 7 inches high; mirror base: 32 3/4 inches x 22 1/4 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy Pook & Pook Inc.