BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ three-day online-only Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction extravaganza, scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, Thursday, March 9, and Friday, March 10, will include almost 900 lots and will begin at 10 am Eastern time each day. The sale features American, English and Modern furniture, an extensive selection of silver and jewelry, and also a broad selection of fine art and prints. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The sale catalog includes Part III of property from the collection of Stanley Weiss, the well-known, highly regarded Rhode Island collector, as well as property from the Maggie Cohen collection and selections from the estate of Edward Bohn.
For more than 30 years, Stanley Weiss developed an eye for the early American aesthetic, with an emphasis on the Queen Anne through the Neoclassical periods. His passion for quality craftsmanship and wood are evident in each piece he collected. Highlights from the third installment include a pair of Queen Anne shell-decorated side chairs made in Philadelphia circa 1765. The pair carries an estimate of $2,500-$5,000. Another fine piece, a card table raised on sabre legs, hails from Salem, Massachusetts. It has a conservative estimate of $1,500-$2,500.
Other furniture highlights include a Ludlow-Powell-Ramsdell Chippendale carved mahogany marble top pier table made in New York between 1760-1780. The boldly shaped serpentine front piece retains its original Tuckahoe marble top. The table is descended through several prominent families and was once on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is estimated at $20,000-$40,000.
Moving away from the traditional early American furniture, the March 8-10 auction features two exceptional Korean Najeonchilgi Emperor chests crafted with exquisite inlay and black lacquer. Each is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
Continuing to more Modern and Contemporary furniture, the sale also boasts a circa-1960s Paul Evans stone-top metal base occasional table, which has an estimate of $3,000-$5,000.
For those who prefer shinier objects, the sale offers a strong selection of silver from private collections. Highlights include a set of four George II sterling silver candlesticks by Jonathan and James Gould of London, estimated at $6,000-$9,000; sterling flatware services made by Tiffany & Co. and Frances Higgins & Son; and a three-piece tea set by the modern master of silver, Georg Jensen.
Sticking with the theme of shiny, bright and sparkly, jewelry choices include an Edwardian gold and diamond en tremblant bow brooch, estimated at $2,000-$4,000; and an 18K gold, platinum and diamond dogwood necklace and matching earrings with the same estimate.
Transitioning to fine art, the auction contains a well-balanced mix of traditional through Modern and Contemporary. Pieces such as the so-called “Porthole” Washington portrait of George Washington after Rembrandt Peale is an exceptional painting that captures the reverence for America’s first president. There is also an oil on canvas of two jockeys atop horses, attributed to the French artist Rene Pierre Charles Princeteau. Both works are estimated at $5,000-$7,000.
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