OGUNQUIT, Maine – John McInnis Auctioneers will be heading to beautiful Ogunquit, Maine and the “World Famous Cliff House” to conduct an important Summer Estates Auction Extravaganza on Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.
The Friday session commencing at 1 p.m. will feature silver, jewelry, canes, Asian and other fine art. The Saturday session, beginning at 11 a.m., consists of a wide array of antiques, Americana, Continental items, clocks, bronzes and political memorabilia. Over the two-day period, more than 800 fresh estate lots will be offered, with consignments coming from all along the East Coast, including an estate in Newburyport, Mass., and an additional selection from the White Mountains town of North Conway, New Hampshire.
Session-one highlights begin with a painting by Park Sookeun (Korean, 1914-1965) titled A Seated Woman. It is signed in Hangul, is dated 1956 on verso, and retains its original paper label. The painting previously was a gift to Bernard and Alva Gimbel, humanitarians who worked with Howard K. Rusk, founder of the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York. This painting has been consigned from a family member and has never been out of the family since it was acquired in the 1950s. It is expected to make $200,000-$300,000.
Also featured is an oil on canvas signed by Frank Henry Shapleigh, (American, 1842-1906) and titled The Slave Market St. Augustine Florida. The artwork depicts a rare Florida scene, painted by a prominent 19th-century New England artist – estimate $15,000-$25,000. Other important works of art include Carmen Laffon, William Aiken Walker, Fairfield Porter and Russian artist Konstantin Korovin.
Additional lots in the opening session include 100 lots of early Asian pieces, such as carved ivories and jades, along with porcelain, scrolls, artwork and bronzes. A featured lot is the extremely rare and masterfully carved spinach jade faux rhinoceros horn libation cup on a beautiful base inlaid with cloisonné-like wirework. It is estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Other inclusions among the Asian art include a rare and unusual 18th-century Chinese earthenware bowl. The session will also feature a fine selection of jewelry, silver and a cane collection from a North Shore Boston collector.
Session-two highlights begin with an 18th-century North Shore Boston knuckle-arm Windsor chair, a 19th-century three-dimensional Masonic weathervane from the Main Street Congregational Church, Amesbury, Mass.; a New Hampshire tiger maple Queen Anne fan-carved highboy attributed to Dunlap, a wonderful Aesthetic Period mahogany and marquetry desk attributed to Herter, and an important Federal Period tall-case clock by James Cary, Brunswick, Maine; plus other important clocks.
Also in the Saturday lineup are several paintings, including a still life by Pennsylvania folk artist Louis Mader; a Native-American gold-tone photograph by important American photographer Edward S. Curtis; a 19th-century folk art portrait by J.B. Gregory, a 19th-century portrait of Ashbel Welch, a noted civil engineer who resided in Lambertville, N.J.; an oil on canvas by William P. Stubbs, and a portrait of George Washington. Other pieces of interest include fire memorabilia, political campaign buttons, a Civil War flag, bronzes, Meissen, Lalique, tiger maple Chippendale furniture, and many other fine pieces.
For additional information on any item in the sale, call John McInnis Auctioneers tollfree at 800-822-1417.
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