CHESTER, N.Y. – William Jenack Auctioneers will begin 2010 with an important Americana and Shaker auction. A 50-year private collection of Americana and Shaker furnishings amassed by Byron and Ruth White headlines the two-day sale at the William Jenack gallery on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9 and 10, commencing both days at 11 a.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
Byron and Ruth White have been involved in the auction world for over 50 years as auctioneer, collectors and dealers. They are known for their dealings in important pieces of Shaker, New England and Pennsylvania furniture and accessories. This auction will showcase their exceptional collection with many of the items retaining original details and paint. The focus of this collection is on quality, originality and freshness to the market.
Americana highlights include a Connecticut River Valley cherry birdcage tilt-top tea table attributed to Eliphalet Chapin; a rare American wrought iron and brass wedding étagère; a Connecticut River Valley cherry candlestand with wood screw attached top; a Connecticut River Valley Chippendale cherry chest of drawers; Delaware River Valley Chippendale carved cherry fall-front desk, branded multiple times “T. Phillip;” a Hudson River Valley (Anna Odell, Newburgh, N.Y.) kas with raised panel doors; a New England Windsor painted side chair; a Massachusetts Chippendale carved mahogany drop-leaf table; a Pennsylvania pine cupboard in old red wash; and a Pennsylvania painted pine bucket bench with original paint.
Prominently featured in the sale is one of the largest groups of Shaker items to appear at auction recently. Standouts include a tiger-maple and cherry stand-up store desk secretary; butternut painted one-piece, step-back cupboard; a set of four Union Village, Ohio, tiger maple ladder-back side chairs; painted pine six-board blanket box in old red paint; spider-leg maple and cherry candlestand; a hanging cabinet with double paneled door with red wash, possibly Harvard Community; a painted pine sewing cabinet; and a pine hanging seed saver 10-drawer cabinet.
Americana accessories will round out the sale featuring a Chippendale carved cherry tall case clock with a painted dial; an American Chippendale carved mirror with phoenix crest; a Shaker carved maple knitty knotty; a folk art carved and painted rooster and chicken; a Shaker turned burl mortar and pestle; vintage baskets including Shaker; a collection 15-plus candle molds including W. Humston/Troy, N.Y. 24-candle with pine mount and pewter molds; an American School ink/watercolor theorem on paper “Psalms;” a fine American hooked floral rug dated 1897; a collection blue-slip decorated crocks; a collection of cast-iron doorstops including Hubley; and a large collection of Shaker and Americana accessories.
The auction will offer approximately 50 lots of American and European works of art including Henry Hobart Nichols, Bruno del Favero, Harry Bright, attributed Bennett Bradbury, Rod Palmer, G. Drummond Munsfield, August Albo, George Parsons, Hettie Hoyt, Antony Lamor, John Hayes, Whitney Ford Hoyt, Howard Terpning, after Gilbert Stuart, after James Pollard, Luigi Lucioni, Grant Miles Simon and Margery Austin Ryerson.
The William J. Jenack Auction Gallery is located at 62 Kings Highway Bypass in Chester. Previews are scheduled for Jan. 5-8, noon to 5 p.m.; and Jan. 9-10, 9 -10:45 a.m. prior to sale.
For information, visit www.jenack.com or call 845-469-9095.
View a fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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