Fine estate antiques, artworks pack Wiederseim sale Sept. 8

‘Sarah Jane DeFrance, aged 4 years, 1824.’ Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

‘Sarah Jane DeFrance, aged 4 years, 1824.’ Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. – Wiederseim Associates Inc. will conduct their September Antique Auction on Saturday, Sept. 8, and will feature many fine and exciting items from the estate of G. Morris Dorrance, a prominent Philadelphia banker from Villanova; the estate of Cynthia Gray of Chadds Ford; a Cape May, N.J. estate; and other collections and estates from the Main Line and Philadelphia area. The nealy 700-lot auction will begin at 9 a.m. EDT.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Among the many pieces of artwork to be sold includes a folk art painting of a girl holding a cat titled verso Sarah Jane DeFrance, aged 4 years, 1824, two oil paintings by well-known Chadds Ford, Pa., artist William O. Ewing, III (American/Pennsylvania, 20th century), an oil painting of a white stucco farmhouse by Cesare A. Ricciardi (American/Pennsylvania, 1892-1973), several theorems and paintings by David Y. Ellinger (American/Pennsylvania, 1913-2003), two portraits by John F. Francis (American 1808-1886), and a fine English landscape painting by William Shayer (England, 1787-1879) that was illustrated in the in the May 1962 issue of Magazine Antiques. Other listed artists include Mary Alberta Cleland (Canadian/Quebec, 1876-1960), Nelson Shanks (American/Pennsylvania, b. 1937), John Cuthbert Hare (American/Massachusetts and Florida, 1908-1978), Albert Van Nesse Greene (American/Pennsylvania, 1887-1971), Walter Lofthouse Dean (American/Massachusetts, 1854-1912) and several others.

Textiles and needlework will be well represented with over 20 early American and English samplers to be sold, the finest example is signed “Hannah Pugh, Philadelphia, 1784,” a good selection of colorful quilts, most from Pennsylvania and several needle artworks including an early silk needlework “Ruth and Naomi, 1814,” probably from Massachusetts.

Many wonderful collections will be offered including one of mechanical banks, many with original paint decoration, with the Mammy with Baby and Spoon example generating a lot of interest, an extensive collection of fine books, many leather bound and some first editions, with a quantity on fishing, hunting and equine subjects, several Civil War books and also includes a rare 24-volume set “The Fairy Book Series” published in 1904.

There is a wide variety of period Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton furniture being sold from sideboards, chests of drawers, secretary bookcases, candlestands, Pembroke tables, tea tables, beds and an interesting Sheraton field or campaign desk. A magnificent Dutch marquetry inlaid secretary desk, the inlaid front door depicting St. George slaying the dragon and a nice Connecticut bow-front chest are particularly worthy of attention as is a Chippendale tall-case clock, the dial signed “Norton” from Philadelphia which came from the Dorrance estate and a Biedermeier secrétaire à abbatant, circa 1880. All told, the sale holds the most furniture Wiederseim as ever offered in a one-day sale.

The extensive and eclectic selection of other items, accessories and decorative objects encompasses a good amount of silver including several flatware services, many fine pieces of jewelry including a fine sapphire, diamond and platinum bracelet, a rare Philadelphia bracket clock by John Crowley and several nice stoneware items including a cooler with blue fern decoration in good condition.

Of special note is a 14-foot-long wood carved model of the armored cruiser No. 3 USS Brooklyn, made by Jim Gillis in the early ’70s with intricate and remarkable detailing.

For details call 610-827-1910 or 610-574-9010. To view the fully illustrated catalog and to register to bid for Internet bidding through LiveAuctioneers, either absentee or live, go to www.liveauctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog 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


‘Sarah Jane DeFrance, aged 4 years, 1824.’ Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

‘Sarah Jane DeFrance, aged 4 years, 1824.’ Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Ship model, Armored Cruiser No. 3, USS Brooklyn of 1896, 14 feet long. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Ship model, Armored Cruiser No. 3, USS Brooklyn of 1896, 14 feet long. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Dutch/Flemish marquetry inlaid two-piece secretary desk, 19th century. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Dutch/Flemish marquetry inlaid two-piece secretary desk, 19th century. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Chippendale mahogany two-piece secretary bookcase, circa1780. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Chippendale mahogany two-piece secretary bookcase, circa1780. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Dean, Walter Lofthouse (American/Massachusetts, 1854-1912) ‘At the End of the Beach.’ Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Dean, Walter Lofthouse (American/Massachusetts, 1854-1912) ‘At the End of the Beach.’ Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

One of several quilts. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

One of several quilts. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Sanborns Mexico sterling silver hot water urn. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Sanborns Mexico sterling silver hot water urn. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Wiederseim Associates Inc.