Biddle descendant’s treasures enrich Doyle’s May 4 sale

Thomas Sully, ‘Portrait of Commodore James Biddle,’ est. $30,000-$50,000
Thomas Sully, ‘Portrait of Commodore James Biddle,’ est. $30,000-$50,000
Thomas Sully, ‘Portrait of Commodore James Biddle,’ est. $30,000-$50,000

NEW YORK –  On Wednesday, May 4, at 10 am Eastern time, Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts. The sale showcases 18th- and 19th-century American furniture and decorative arts, including ceramics, mirrors, folk art, Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. This auction category is Doyle’s premier venue for 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings, including Hudson River School landscapes, Western and Regional art, still lifes, portraits, nautical scenes and folk paintings. The May 4 sale will also offer selections from the collection of Christine Biddle Wainwright, as well as Audubon, Currier & Ives and topographical prints. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Andrew Clemens sand bottle headlines Hindman March 10-11 sale

L-R: Gothic Revival carved mahogany tall case No. 22 astronomical regulator by E. Howard and Co. of Boston, est. $60,000-$80,000; Andrew Clemens labeled sand bottle, est. $100,000-$150,000; carved and inlaid mahogany tilt-top claw-foot breakfast table, attributed to Anthony Quervelle, est. $15,000-$25,000
L-R: Gothic Revival mahogany tall case No. 22 astronomical regulator by E. Howard and Co., est. $60,000-$80,000; Andrew Clemens labeled sand bottle, est. $100,000-$150,000; carved and inlaid mahogany tilt-top claw-foot breakfast table, attributed to Anthony Quervelle, est. $15,000-$25,000

CINCINNATI – Hindman Auctions will celebrate four centuries of American artists and craftsmen in its March 10-11 American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts auction. During those two days, Hindman will offer folk art, glass, stoneware, furniture, antique advertising, silver, music players, and coin-operated carnival and casino machines from private and institutional collections. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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