CRANSTON, R.I. – An exquisitely carved mahogany stained glass bronze bar recovered from a mansion in Newport, Rhode Island and an abstract oil-on-canvas modern painting by the Sudanese Asian artist Hussein Shariffe (1934-2005), are expected top lots in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ online-only Estate Fine Art & Antiques auction slated for Thursday, January 6. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The auction, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, features 386 lots, mostly from prominent estates and collections across New England. Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture, said, “This is an exciting way to start the New Year, with an antique and fine art auction. It’s going to be interesting seeing what the Hussein Shariffe painting brings in today’s market.” The painting, from the collection of an Uxbridge, Massachusetts estate, has an estimate of $8,000-$12,000. The work depicts an abstracted figure with an elongated neck and legs beside a bird in deep muted colors with a setting sun in the background.
The 19th-century European-made mahogany bar features stained glass trim over a large mirror decorated with blue and white tiles over a marble top over three doors. One of the doors opens to reveal a sink flanked by two large bronze figural columns depicting Herculean men with lion fur draped over their shoulders. The bar was removed from Miramar Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island and is expected to sell for $20,000-$40,000.
A bronze sculpture by Anna Hyatt Huntington (Massachusetts/California, 1876-1973), titled Descending Panther, has an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. The piece depicts a crouching panther with one leg outstretched highlighting the animal’s muscular physique. It’s signed “Anna V. Hyatt” and “174 Gorham Co. Founders 038″ on the base.
A Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644 CE) period gilt bronze Buddha is expected to realize $2,000-$3,000. The figure depicts a seated Buddha dressed in ornate robes with its hands in the karana mudra position. It shows losses to the gilt and paint and general wear associated with age and use, but is in overall good shape.
A large 19th-century wood and metal American folk art game wheel, numbered 1 thru 30, should realize $500-$800. The wheel is painted a vivid red with green botanical rosettes on each spoke over a figural carved fruit column supported by a round base. It came from the collection of a Massachusetts estate.
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To contact the house about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, send an e-mail to email@example.com or phone 401-533-9980.
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