CHESTER, N.Y. – On Sunday, June 29, William Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers will conduct a fine art and antiques auction at the Jenack gallery, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. The sale will commence at 11 a.m. Eastern
This eclectic sale encompasses African, American Indian, antiquities, ancient coins, Japanese woodblocks, 19th and 20th century furniture, Russian icons and watches.
Leading artwork is an unsigned 18th century portrait of a regal young woman much in the manner of Gainsborough, a painting of an Arab by Augusto Camino, two works by illustrative artist Clark Hulings, one of which is a humorous work with four startled women and the other of a Marilyn Monroe lookalike with red hair. Also to be sold is an oil on canvas by Russian-American artist David Burliuk of two figures in a winter landscape. With recent record prices being paid for his work Jenack is hopeful this work does well also.
In the ethnographic area Jenack will be offering several lots of American Indian including several fine examples of Northwest Coast baskets, Southwest pottery, an Eastern Woodlands mask and a Pacific Northwest mask. African items will include a Senufo maternity figure, a Pangwe mask, a Kaka ancestor figure, a Songye figural comb and a Luluwa figural ceremonial spoon. There will also be many other offerings from this category.
Ancient coins and antiquities will include an Indonesian carved volcanic stone fragment, a fine Indian carved sandstone figure of a deity, a Southeast Asian gray schist carved head of Vishnu, an Egyptian Roman basalt fragment of a lion, a Khmer Baphuon-style sandstone figure of Uma of the Angkor Period (11th century), a Bronze Age pottery wine pitcher and a Neo Babylonian cuneiform clay tablet of Aug. 5, 423 B.C. Coins include Imperial Rome Trajan gold, Baktrian Kingdom Eukratides Tetradachm, Heliokles Tetradachm, Menander Tetradachm, Parthian Kingdom Phraates IV Drachm and many more.
Furniture highlights include a Continental wrought iron base table with copper top and brass studding, a Moorish design low table with tile inset top, a Herman Roggeman welded steel table with glass top and Sheraton mahogany card table.
Rounding out the sale will be a collection of Japanese woodblocks, Sometsuke porcelain, kimonos, watches, rugs, carpets, glass, jewelry, garden statuary, fountain, wrought iron gates and sculpture.
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