Wiederseim taps Philadelphia’s Main Line for auction Sept. 17

Rare original Peter Sculthorpe watercolor painting of a winter landscape scene of the corner of Providence and Goshen roads, Willistown Township, Pa. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Rare original Peter Sculthorpe watercolor painting of a winter landscape scene of the corner of Providence and Goshen roads, Willistown Township, Pa. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. – Wiederseim Associates Inc.’s Early Fall Antique Auction will feature many wonderful items from several Main Line Philadelphia and Delaware Valley estates and collections as well as objects from Virginia and New England. The auction will begin Saturday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

An array of artwork being offered includes works by four local artists. There are several rare original watercolor paintings by Peter Sculthorpe (Pennsylvania, b. 1948), primarily known for his landscapes of the Chester County, Pennsylvania area and of Maine scenes, Sculthorpe studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. A beautiful large Impressionist watercolor of a winter scene with docked sailing ships, probably Gloucester, Maine, painted by local Chester Springs artist Albert Van Nesse Greene (Pennsylvania, 1887-1971), Greene lived and worked in Chester Springs and, a veteran of World War I, is interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

A fine collection of original works by patriotic illustrator artist Clyde Osmer Deland (American/Pennsylvania, 1872-1947) features illustrations for the Peggy Owens, heroine of the Revolutionary War, book series by Lucy Foster Madison, Civil War themed illustrations and original sketches for the 1906 edition of Success magazine and other publications. Deland was a student of Howard Pyle at Philadelphia’s Drexel Institute. There are also two colorful theorems and a watercolor by Pennsylvania folk artist David Y. Ellinger.

Among the many lots of furniture being sold, there will be a fine English Regency hexagonal center hall table, the intricately inlaid top with a center compass, the skirt with multiple drawers with locks signed “Barron’s” and “GR Patent,” the finely carved base with scrolled feet. A quantity of desks including two Pennsylvania Chippendale walnut slant-lid desks, one from Chester County with a beautiful interior with a hidden compartment, two massive partners desks, campaign and schoolmaster’s desks and other forms.

Several tall case clocks will be sold including a mahogany example from Reading, Pa., circa 1790, with a castle-top bonnet and eight-day works and a Chippendale walnut clock, the painted moon dial face signed “Thos. Norton, Phila. County”, with a broken arch bonnet encasing eight-day works with provenance from the Wentz family, owners of Hope Lodge, Fort Washington, Pa., from 1832 to 1921.

A well-rounded selection of tables, chests of drawers, chairs and other furniture will also be offered.

The extensive and eclectic selection of other items, accessories and decorative objects encompasses a large amount of sterling silver including several flatware services, a collection of historical blue and transfer decorated Staffordshire and many more intriguing items. There will be several Black Forest carved items including a marvelous bench with two standing bears forming the end supports, several tramp art carved pieces, porcelain plates, a nice selection of jewelry and accessories including a rare English silver presentation pocket watch, the face signed Saml Buckley & Co., London, and folk art to include a quantity of decoys, some by Madison Mitchell of Maryland. Several bronzes will be sold including one of Bacchus and one of Apollo and an impressive fine French bronze by Antonio Giovanni Lanzirotti, (Italian, 1839-1911/12) signed “A. Lanzirotti, Paris” of a mother and child titled Le Printemps de la Vie with a nice verdigris patina surface.

The auction will be at Griffith Hall, Ludwig’s Corner Firehouse, 1325 Route 100, Glenmoore, PA 19343, (37 miles west of Philadelphia). Preview times are Thursday Sept. 15, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 17, from 7 a.m. to sale time at 9 a.m.

For details visit Wiederseim’s website www.wiederseim.com or call 610-827-1910 or 610-574-9010.

 

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Landing of Lafayette platter by Clews. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.

 

Landing of Lafayette platter by Clews. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Fine English Regency mahogany hexagonal table with inlaid compass and multiple drawers. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.

 

Fine English Regency mahogany hexagonal table with inlaid compass and multiple drawers. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Unusual watercolor winter scene of docked ships by Albert Van Nesse Greene. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.

 

Unusual watercolor winter scene of docked ships by Albert Van Nesse Greene. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Black Forest carved bench, circa 1880. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.

 

Black Forest carved bench, circa 1880. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.

Fine French bronze titled ‘Le Printemps de la Vie’ and signed ‘A.G. Lanzirotti, Paris,’ 34 inches high. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.

 

 

 

Fine French bronze titled ‘Le Printemps de la Vie’ and signed ‘A.G. Lanzirotti, Paris,’ 34 inches high. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Wiederseim Associates Inc.