Varied treasures discovered in Nye & Co. estates auction Oct. 30


Twelve dinner plates are the highlight of a large selection of Flora Danica tableware. Nye & Company Auctioneers image

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nearly 500 lots of fine and decorative arts in a wide range of categories will come up for bid at Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Estate Treasures Auction on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Offered will be high-quality antiques and collectibles, mostly pulled from prominent estates and collections. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Highlights include several private Connecticut collections of English and American furniture; items out of a New York City estate that include art glass and sculptures; merchandise from three North Shore, Long Island estates, including jewelry, fine art and furniture; Americana from a collector in Seal Harbor, Maine; and Flora Danica porcelain (above) from a private collector in Michigan.

“Following a strong summer with many diverse and disparate consignments, it’s encouraging to provide this varied group of wonderful objects,” said John Nye of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “From Michigan to Maine and New York to Pennsylvania, people are consigning to our current and upcoming auctions.”

Oil paintings will feature an oil on canvas by the artist and designer Louis C. Tiffany (American, 1848-1933), titled Woods Landscape, signed lower left; an oil on canvas by master American Impressionist landscape painter Wilson Henry Irvine (1869-1936), titled Stream Drift; and an oil on canvas landscape by the noted American painter Dorothea Litzinger (1889-1925).


Oil paintings will feature an oil on canvas by Louis C. Tiffany (American, 1848-1933), titled ‘Woods Landscape.” Nye & Company Auctioneers image

Furniture offerings will include an early 18th-century English George I walnut double-dome secretary bookcase; a circa 1800-1820 Federal mahogany secretary bookcase, probably made in Baltimore; a 20th-century Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen oak and teak table, together with three Hans Wegner oak and teak stacking chairs; a 20th-century Chinese carved hardwood daybed; and a unique and interesting 20th-century carved and painted cheetah-form wood chair from Africa.


Sculptures will feature a Beaux Arts cast bronze figure of a dog, titled Beware of the Dog, signed “P. Le Courtier” and dated 1878; and a Black Forest carved wood standing bear figure, probably German and made in the 20th century.


Beaux Arts cast bronze figure titled ‘Beware of the Dog,’ signed ‘P. Le Courtier’ and dated 1878. Nye & Company Auctioneers image

Dinnerware will be led by a large selection of Danish Flora Danica porcelain that includes a set of 12 dinner plates and a Royal Copenhagen dinner service. Also offered is a French Palissy ware plate made by Geoffrey Luff (engraved “GL”).


French Palissy ware plate depicting fish and lizards and made by Geoffrey Luff. Nye & Company Auctioneers image

The auction Tuesday, Oct. 30, will start at 10 a.m. Eastern time.