In addition to several pieces of 18th-century furniture from Taunton, Mass., the sale will feature Anglo-Indian furniture including two fabulous tester beds, English Georgian and Victorian furniture, Spanish Colonial-style furniture and provincial French furniture.
One of the highlights is an American Victorian mahogany sofa, circa 1890, possibly R.J. Horner, Horner Brothers, New York. The sofa has a pierced crest flanked by winged griffins all on the back rail, supported by turned ribbed columns. The arms have detail of carved winged dolphins each resting on twin ribbed columns set on blocks. In later upholstery, the sofa is 78 inches wide and has a $2,500-$5,000 estimate.
Historic Americana in the sale includes an 1864 Harvard yearbook illustrated with real photosthat include Robert Todd Lincoln, eldest son of Abraham Lincoln. The hardbound volume with loose and detached images has an estimate of $1,500-$3,000.
Monumental 19th-century pieces include a nearly 5-foot-tall Italian gilt metal and crystal chandelier, a Spanish Alfonsino mahogany bookcase and an Italian marble statue of Dionysus, the Greek god stature of the wine.
“Lady in the Garden,” a painting by Edmund Dulac (French, British, 1882-1953), is representative of the fine art in the sale. The 17-inch by 12 1/2-inch gouache, gold and silver paint on paper is dated 1917 and has a $12,000-$18,000 estimate.
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