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Keno auction Nov. 18 offers beautiful selection of fine art, antiques

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John Fredrick Kensett (American, 1816-1872), ‘On The Coast Newport,’ signed ll, ‘JFK 1854,’ oil on artist’s board, 18¼ x 12¼in. Estimate: $15,000-$30,000. Keno Auctions image

NEW YORK – Keno Auctions is conducting an Online Only Timed Estates Auction with lots closing consecutively on Wednesday, Nov. 18, starting at 2 p.m. Eastern time. The 388-lot auction consists of a beautiful array of fine art and antiques. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

An 1854 oil painting by John Fredrick Kensett (American, 1816-1872) depicting a craggy ocean shoreline and titled On The Coast Newport carries a $15,000-$30,000 estimate. This oval-shaped work (above) exhibits a very high standard of artistry and remained in Kensett’s studio for nearly a quarter-century (from 1854 until it was sold at Kensett’s “Executor’s Sale” in 1873). It is elegantly presented in an ornate gilt frame.

A recently discovered and historically significant painting featured in the auction is a vignette of the fife player from the famous, monumental painting Spirit of 76 created by Archibald McNeal Willard (1836-1918) for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Willard’s fife player painting (below) is in excellent original condition with some craquelure and has been recently stabilized by Simon Parkes conservation. It comes with solid provenance and will be including in the forthcoming John Fredrick Kensett catalogue raisonne. The artwork has a $12,000-$18,000 estimate.

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A.M. Willard (1836-1918), ‘Fife Player from ‘The Spirit of 76,’ oil on academy board, signed lower right: ‘A M Willard,’ 15 1/8 x 12¼in. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Keno Auctions image

A large glass panel designed and created by Rene Lalique is an impressive item that is expected to sell for $15,000-$20,000. The frosted, clear glass panel depicts grapes, foliage and blackbirds in bas relief on the front. Rene Lalique designed and created the panel circa 1928 for the ultra-luxurious Cote D’Azur Pullman Express. The panel has no cracks or chips. It is typical of the large Lalique glass panels from the Merles et Raisins series.

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Rare Rene Lalique (French,1860-1945), ‘Merles Et Raisins’ glass panel, circa 1928, 20 1/8 x 16½in. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Keno Auctions image

For additional information on any item featured in the November 18 timed auction, please contact Leigh Keno at Keno Auctions by calling 712-734-2381 or emailing Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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