BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction planned for Wednesday and Thursday, January 19 and 20, will offer a wide variety of fine and decorative arts, with a concentration on 17th- thru 20th-century paintings, furniture from the 18th through the 21st centuries, as well as silver and jewelry. Sales begin at 10 am Eastern time both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
A headliner of the auction is one of the earliest known paintings of Martin Van Buren, rendered by Thomas Sully and estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Initialed and dated 1810, the painting descended in the estate of John Strawbridge Lloyd. The early Sully work depicts a young Van Buren in a striking half-length pose. Documentation goes back to the early 1920s, when it was sent to the Pennsylvania Museum of Art.
Other entries in the fine art category includes a bold yet refined 16th- or 17th-century British School Portrait of a Gentleman, one that serves as a window into the life of Elizabethan aristocracy. It is estimated at $800-$1,200.
For fans of traditional furniture, the star of the auction is a George IV desk made by Morel & Seddon in 1828 for Windsor Castle, estimated at $8,000-$12,000. This highly documented secretaire was created for room 231. The craftsmanship is exceptional and clearly fit for a king.
American furniture is represented in the sale by a Federal fan-inlaid chest of drawers, probably Southern, estimated at $600-$900, and a Queen Anne high chest of drawers, made in New England circa 1750.
For those who prefer more contemporary and designer furniture, there is a Jacques Adnet-attributed floor lamp, estimated at $2,000-$4,000, as well as a Marcel Wanders-designed for Louis Vuitton leather and carbon fiber lounge chair, estimated at $12,000-$18,000.
Following along the line of being modern and contemporary, the sale features a small selection of Self-Taught and Outsider Art from the NAMITS collection, a title that reflects a combination of the collectors’ first names. The group is led by a Purvis Young Goodbread Alley-era painting of two figures, dated 1976 and estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Jimmy Lee Sudduth and Sybil Gibson works are also being offered from the same collection.
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