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Schwenke auction June 14 features Gorham trophy, fine art


Charles Hayden Memorial Trophy, made by Gorham Manufacturing Co. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Schwenke Auctioneers image


WOODBURY, Conn. – On Wednesday, June 14, Schwenke Auctioneers will present a main gallery live auction of over 830 lots of estate property from several estates and consignors. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction includes American country and formal furniture and decorations, American folk art, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, Asian porcelain and decorative arts,  sterling silver, Native American arts, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts and a large group of estate Oriental rugs.

A unique American silver lot is the Charles Hayden Memorial Trophy (above), 95.75 troy ounces and made by Gorham Manufacturing Co.  The large loving cup was awarded annually from 1940 to 1969 to the winners of an annual golf outing sponsored by Hayden, Stone & Co., a prominent investment banking firm. Winning teams received smaller copies of this trophy. The trophy was displayed in the entry hall of Hayden, Stone & Co.’s executive offices at 25 Broad Street, near Wall Street in New York City. The consignor was an executive vice president and member of the board of directors.

Fine American furniture is included in the sale, notable among those offerings is a fine New York carved mahogany breakfast table (below), attributed to the shop of Duncan Phyfe, with cloverleaf drop-leaf top with reeded edge, one working drawer, acanthus carved central column and four acanthus carved and reeded legs ending in brass paw casters. The table measures 28 1/2 inches high, 36 inches long, 24 1/2 inches wide, 46 inches wide open and carries provenance from a Connecticut collector.


Federal drop-leaf table attributed to the shop of Duncan Phyfe. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Schwenke Auctions image


Expected to draw spirited bidding is a 1960s Louis Vuitton executive secretary steamer trunk that measures 45 inches high, 22 inches wide, 20 inches deep. Property of a New York collector, this trunk has never been previously offered.


Rare Louis Vuitton executive secretary trunk. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Schwenke Auctioneers image


Many lots of Asian decorative arts are crossing the block in this diverse sale, including over one hundred 50 lots of porcelain, bronzes, artworks, scrolls, netsukes and ivory carvings.

The sale also features a large number of fine arts items, including an oil on canvas portrait of a female nude by Miecislaw Reyzner, (Polish, 1861-1941).


Miecislaw Reyzner, ‘Portrait of Young Woman,’ oil on canvas. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Schwenke Auctioneers image


Additional modern art includes an Andy Warhol watercolor of Marilyn Monroe on paper, signed lower right “Andy Warhol.”


Andy Warhol ‘Marilyn Monroe’ watercolor. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Schwenke Auctioneers image


The diversity of the sale is illustrated by a group of mid-century modern lots, ranging from a LeCorbusier type chrome and upholstered armchair from a New York City estate to an Arco marble and chrome arc-form floor lamp.

This sale also will feature a large selection of over 50 estate Oriental carpets including Persian and Caucasian rugs, in all sizes.

For details phone Schwenke Auctioneers at 203-266-0323.


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