Keno Auctions opens Americana Week with major sale Jan. 17

The Drake Family carved and painted joined chest with drawer, foliated vine group attributed to the Deacon John Moore (1614-1677, Windsor, Conn.) Shop tradition. Est. $80,000-$120,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

The Drake Family carved and painted joined chest with drawer, foliated vine group attributed to the Deacon John Moore (1614-1677, Windsor, Conn.) Shop tradition. Est. $80,000-$120,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

NEW YORK – Keno Auctions will showcase a remarkable selection of Americana consisting of furniture, decorative arts and paintings in an important auction on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the start of Americana Week.

The auction will be held in Wallace Hall at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave. at 84th Street, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern time. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Many of the dazzling treasures are from various estates and a private Connecticut collection, including a fine selection of furnishings and late-19th-century and early-20th century carpets and rugs. Also to be sold during the morning session will be a beautiful selection of blown American flasks and Sandwich glass and a handsome collection of 17th- and 18th-century rare European pocket watches from the estate of Atlanta art patron George E. Missbach.

The morning session will be immediately followed by the sale of the Peter Brams Collection of important woodlands Indian art. Nearly 450 lots will be offered in the two consecutive auctions.

Furniture highlights include a Drake family carved and painted joined chest with drawer attributed to Deacon John Moore (1614-1677), Windsor, Conn., (est. $80,000-$120,000); a fancy painted and gilt card table attributed to Thomas Seymour, Boston, circa 1808-1812, (est. $40,000-$80,000); and an eastern New England Chippendale carved and inlaid candle stand with octagonal top, circa 1780, (est. $10,000-$20,000).

Artwork ranges from a circa 1835 prior-Hamblin School oil on canvas of Baby in a Rocking Basket With Cherries (est. $25,000-$35,000) to a Norman Rockwell charcoal and pencil on paper Study for Maternity Waiting Room (est. 40,000-$80,000.)

The Peter Brams Collection of Important Woodlands Indian Art, which will be sold in the second session, is the largest and most important of its kind to have been amassed in the United States. The depth of property reflects Native American creations, many of burlwood, from the 17th through 19th centuries, and is composed of more than 50 bowls and nearly 150 ladles.

“Peter Brams is one of the most exciting and fearless collectors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting; he is charming, driven and incredibly educated,” said Leigh Keno, president of Keno Auctions. “The evolution of Peter’s collecting interests includes contemporary paintings, outsider art and American folk art, and it was the sculpture from his American Folk Art collection that led Peter to Woodlands art. Peter refined his collection pairing down to the most critical elements of great sculpture—form, quality of execution, and surface—which is the Woodlands creative sensibility to its essence,” Keno continued.

Highlights from the Peter Brams Collection includes the Thompson Family Lenni Lenape seated human effigy feast ladle, 18th century, (est. $40,000-$60,000); and an important elm burl effigy bowl, 18th century, (est. $30,000-$60,000).

Previews will be Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 16, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; and the day of the auction, 8 a.m. through the end of sales.

Purchase or view catalogs online at Kenoauctions.com. Catalogs may be purchased by calling 212-734-2381 or ordering by email at Catalogues@kenoauctions.com.

Session I:

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.

Session II:

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


The Drake Family carved and painted joined chest with drawer, foliated vine group attributed to the Deacon John Moore (1614-1677, Windsor, Conn.) Shop tradition. Est. $80,000-$120,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

The Drake Family carved and painted joined chest with drawer, foliated vine group attributed to the Deacon John Moore (1614-1677, Windsor, Conn.) Shop tradition. Est. $80,000-$120,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Fancy painted and gilt card table, attributed to Homas Seymour (1771-1848) with decoration attributed to the school of John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841) probably executed by Joshua Holden, Boston, circa 1808-1812. Est. $40,000-$80,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Fancy painted and gilt card table, attributed to Homas Seymour (1771-1848) with decoration attributed to the school of John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841) probably executed by Joshua Holden, Boston, circa 1808-1812. Est. $40,000-$80,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Chippendale spiral and fluted and C-scrolled carved and inlaid candle stand with octagonal top, eastern New England, circa 1780. Est. $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Chippendale spiral and fluted and C-scrolled carved and inlaid candle stand with octagonal top, eastern New England, circa 1780. Est. $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Prior-Hamblin school, ‘Baby in a Rocking Basket with Cherries,’ circa 1835, oil on canvas, 27 x 22 in. Est. $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Prior-Hamblin school, ‘Baby in a Rocking Basket with Cherries,’ circa 1835, oil on canvas, 27 x 22 in. Est. $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978), ‘A Study for Maternity Waiting Room,’ charcoal and pencil on paper, 24 x 34 in. (sight). Est. $40,000-$80,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978), ‘A Study for Maternity Waiting Room,’ charcoal and pencil on paper, 24 x 34 in. (sight). Est. $40,000-$80,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Fine Federal work table painted on curly maple, attributed to John and Thomas Seymour, Boston, circa 1805. Est. $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Fine Federal work table painted on curly maple, attributed to John and Thomas Seymour, Boston, circa 1805. Est. $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Pair of Federal inlaid mahogany shield-back side chairs, Hartford, Conn., circa 1790-1800, probably by Lemuel Adams. Est. $12,000-$18,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Pair of Federal inlaid mahogany shield-back side chairs, Hartford, Conn., circa 1790-1800, probably by Lemuel Adams. Est. $12,000-$18,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Diminutive Federal mahogany upholstered settee, carving attributed to Samuel McIntire (1751-1811), Salem, Mass., circa 1800-1811. Est. $40,000-$80,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Diminutive Federal mahogany upholstered settee, carving attributed to Samuel McIntire (1751-1811), Salem, Mass., circa 1800-1811. Est. $40,000-$80,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935), ‘Smelt Fishers, Cos Cob, 1902,’ signed and dated lower right ‘Childe Hassam/1902,’ pastel and charcoal over pencil on paper board, 9 5/8 x 10¾ in. Est. $30,000-$50,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935), ‘Smelt Fishers, Cos Cob, 1902,’ signed and dated lower right ‘Childe Hassam/1902,’ pastel and charcoal over pencil on paper board, 9 5/8 x 10¾ in. Est. $30,000-$50,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

The Thompson Family Lenni Lenape Seated Human Effigy Feast Ladle, 18th century, probably first half. From the Peter Brams Collection of Important Woodland Indians Art. Est. $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

The Thompson Family Lenni Lenape Seated Human Effigy Feast Ladle, 18th century, probably first half. From the Peter Brams Collection of Important Woodland Indians Art. Est. $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Important elm burl effigy bowl, 18th century, probably first half. From the Peter Brams Collection of Important Woodland Indians Art. Est. $30,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Important elm burl effigy bowl, 18th century, probably first half. From the Peter Brams Collection of Important Woodland Indians Art. Est. $30,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Carved and painted Indian 'totem' figure from the Red Men's Lodge. Headdress painted 'TOTEM.' Axe blade marked 'I.O.R.M.' (Improved Order of Redman). Est. $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.

Carved and painted Indian ‘totem’ figure from the Red Men’s Lodge. Headdress painted ‘TOTEM.’ Axe blade marked ‘I.O.R.M.’ (Improved Order of Redman). Est. $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Keno Auctions.