BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions presents two virtual onsite auctions on July 24, with previews planned at two different locations. Auction previews will take place in Vernon, New York, for the estate of Pat and Nathan Kornfeld; and in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where the auction house has been commissioned to sell the living estate of Sylvia Sacks Rudolph from her home at 75 Woodchester Drive. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The Kornfeld estate highlights include a mahogany sideboard with brass lion’s-head hardware; a 19th-century Continental marble-top chest, with bronze paw feet, and brass hardware; a giltwood framed mirror with floral and ribbon motif; and a 19th-century Chinese carved wood stand with ball and claw foot, and a scalloped marble inset on top, together with a Chinese glazed pottery jardiniere. A period Federal gilt-framed convex mirror with intricately carved eagle and attached side three-arm candles sconces is sure to garner interest.
Fine art selections include a woodland scene with cows by the Danish artist Adolf Henrik Mackeprang (1833-1911), a nude painting by Antonio Biancalani (Italian, b. 1948-), and two antique portraits: the first depicting the Countess of Pembroke and the second portraying the 18th century actress “Mrs. Siddons.”
Porcelain pieces include Mottahedeh, Dresden, and Meissen, along with an English Grosvenor bone china dinner service for 12 in the Lytham pattern. A large Doulton Burslem porcelain punch bowl in the Beverley pattern, and a pair of Coalport (England) hand-decorated porcelain-covered mantel vases round out the top lots in the category. A pair of decorative bronze five-branch candelabra with fruit, vine and leaf motif, is also a featured lot.
The Sylvia Sacks Rudolph collection features a vast selection of H. Sacks & Sons Inc for the Marlboro Manor line of furniture, as well as silver, china, glassware and mid-century modern furniture. Standout pieces include a H. Sacks & Sons Inc. for Marlboro Manor inlaid mahogany Sewall breakfront with carved crown, four glazed upper doors, and two doors with flamed medallions and checkered inlay, marked inside a drawer with the Marlboro Manor brass tag.
There is also a pair of H. Sacks & Sons Inc for Marlboro Manor mahogany Kingsbury wine cabinets with flame mahogany medallions, checkered inlay and lion’s-head brass pulls. A Sheldon mahogany chest-on-chest features drawers inlaid with rosewood and holly, brass hardware made in the Sacks workshops, reeded columns and bracket feet. Also in the lineup is a Sacks & Sons Inc mahogany double-pedestal dining table with carved pedestals and brass paw feet, featuring three leaves, custom pads and extra rails.
Fine art from the estate includes a Jean-Pierre Dubord (French, b. 1949-), signed, oil on canvas painting, Marche aux Fleurs Place de la Madeleine a Paris, in a carved gilt frame, and a Henry Moore (British, 1898-1986) woman and child lithograph, pencil-signed at lower right and edition 70 from a series of 100.
From Shreve, Crump & Low comes a collection of six framed circa 1840-1890 botanical chromolithographs by Louis Van Houtte, as well as a Shreve, Crump & Low Co. sterling three-piece tea set with a crown silver-plate handled tray. A Reed & Barton sterling flatware set in the Burgundy pattern includes a partial service for 12 plus serving pieces, monogramed “R” and weighing approximately 126.3 troy ounces.
Noteworthy Asian items include a late 19th century carved wooden Quan Yen standing almost 46 inches tall, and also a Chinese watercolor of woman and child.
Mid-century modern highlights include a Paul McCobb (American, 1917-1969) eight-drawer mahogany chest, labeled “H. Sacks & Sons Inc for the Connoisseur Collection Designed by Paul McCobb,” and a pair of Donna Pellegrino Furniture white leather swivel chairs from the Girelle collection.
On July 25, Kaminski will present a second auction session featuring the contents of various estates. For more information, including pickup times at the estates, please visit Kaminski online at www.kaminskiauctions.com.
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