CRANSTON, R.I. – An Estate Fine Art & Antiques Auction featuring 325 lots ranging from a show-quality 1994 Corvette Greenwood G350SC roadster to an oil on canvas seascape of a large sailing vessel in choppy waters by Richard K. Loud (Mass., b. 1942) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
“Looking at that Greenwood Corvette makes me want to play Need for Speed and watch the original Fast and Furious movie,” mused Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the company’s director of pop culture. “The body kit displays the perfect 1990s style. Outside of the car I’m sure with such an eclectic selection there will for sure be some surprises in the sale.”
The Corvette (above) is a white convertible with a red and black interior, showing 76,000 original miles on the odometer. Features include a super-charged 350ci V-8 fuel-injected engine, automatic transmission and chrome engine compartment with custom airbrush design under the hood. The car, in fine driving condition, is expected to roar off for $15,000-$20,000.
The seascape by Richard K. Loud depicts a large sailing vessel flying an American flag. Loud’s father was a shipbuilder who influenced his son’s interest in ship design. Loud then applied his interest in ships to his paintings, of which this is a fine example. The work (below) measures 38 inches by 26 inches and is signed “RKLoud” and framed. It’s expected to garner $3,000-$5,000.
A fine, naturalistic bronze sculpture of a pheasant standing among rocks, grass and lily pads by Jules Moigniez (French, 1835-1894), 19¼ inches tall and retaining its original wood bottom, is estimated to bring $2,000-$3,000. Moigniez was a popular sculptor in France, England and the United States. He was highly regarded for his photographic and naturalistic castings of animals.
A non-Christian version of a Russian Order of St. Stanislaus Civil Division I Class pin carries an estimate of $2,000-$3,000. The pin was instituted on May 7, 1765, by Stanislaus II of Poland and later incorporated into the Russian orders system on Jan. 11, 1832. The 8-pointed silver star pin in the sale is from the 19th century. It’s made of silver and enamel and is 3½ inches in diameter.
A fine Chinese tea caddy from the late 19th or early 20th century should finish at $1,500-$2,000. The caddy is silver mesh quatrefoil form, with a double-walled gilt interior inlaid with turquoise, coral and exceptional enameled detailing on the exterior. It features four panels alternating between enameled bamboo and iris decorations. It’s 7 inches tall and 3½ inches in diameter.
A fine 19th century Dutch marquetry tilt-top breakfast table that comes from the collection of a woman from Marco Island, Florida, has an estimate of $1,000-$1,500. The highly detailed, round-top table boasts hunting scenes and an intricate openwork apron, supported by figural acanthus leaf and dolphin feet. The wood and metal caddy measures 29½ inches by 38 inches.
Other expected top lots in the auction will include a Lilihan palace-size rug, made from wool in the Middle East around 1920, 22 feet by 12 feet, having a red field with intricate floral tendrils surrounded by five floral borders (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a 14K gold braided rope heart bracelet, made in the United States circa 1960 and weighing 45.4 grams (est. $800-$1,200).
For more information contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, email@example.com or 401- 533-9980.