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Circa-1920s cast iron doorstop of a wine merchant laden with bottles, est. $1,800-$2,000

Jasper52 delivers Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art, May 26

Circa-1920s cast iron doorstop of a wine merchant laden with bottles, est. $1,800-$2,000

Circa-1920s cast iron doorstop of a put-upon wine merchant, est. $1,800-$2,000

NEW YORK – On Thursday, May 26, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art. Its 310 lots are, as always, curated by the unimpeachable Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 presents Americana in its many forms, April 14

 

Circa-1880s shoofly quilt with cadet blue background, est. $600-$800

Circa-1880s shoofly quilt with cadet blue background, est. $600-$800

NEW YORK – A circa-1880s shoofly quilt, a Karl Adleff tramp art box with a secret opening, and a circa-1940s New England trade sign in the shape of a key could well earn top lot status at Jasper52’s New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana auction, which will take place Thursday, April 14 at 6 pm Eastern time. Other offerings in the 361-lot sale include an applique picture of a cat; a pair of mocha ware covered urns, dating to circa 1800-1820; a wood carving of a Snow Bunting bird by Frank Finney; a circa-1810 needlework picture of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate; a white-glazed stoneware pineapple teapot; a limited-edition bronze of a moose diving into a swamp, sculpted by Dr. Jon Ruehle; a circa-1950, 37in New England copper weathervane shaped like a sperm whale; a folk art whiskey jug with the name “BEN” in red letters outlined in yellow on its shoulder; and original illustrations and artwork by Barbara Shermund. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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A late 19th-century quilt featuring a Windmill Blades pattern sold for $11,000 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2020. Image courtesy of Freeman’s and LiveAuctioneers.

Quilt artists create textiles to display or cozy up with

A late 19th-century quilt featuring a Windmill Blades pattern sold for $11,000 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2020. Image courtesy of Freeman’s and LiveAuctioneers.

A late 19th-century quilt featuring a Windmill Blades pattern sold for $11,000 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2020. Image courtesy of Freeman’s and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK (AP) – In this winter of hunkering down at home, there’s a trend that’s just right for the times: quilts as decor and as art. An artistic quilt might be displayed prominently on a wall, thrown over a couch, or just folded and hung from the rungs of a ladder. (Or you could cozy up with it.) “Quilts bring warmth, depth and texture to any room,” says Suzy Williams, a quilter and graphic designer in Oak Park, Illinois. She offers tutorials and patterns for quilt-making on her website, Suzy Quilts.

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Circa-1850s princess feather quilt, est. $1,200-$1,500

Jasper52 showcases Americana, Folk Art & Outsider Art Jan. 20

Circa-1850s princess feather quilt, est. $1,200-$1,500

Circa-1850s princess feather quilt, est. $1,200-$1,500

NEW YORK – On Thursday, January 20, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Americana, Folk Art and Outsider Art. It features more than 600 lots, curated with care, as always, by Clifford Wallach, a noted expert on tramp art, folk art and Americana. Selections include a pair of circa-1770 Dutch delft tobacco jars; an 18th-century New Hampshire School Chippendale cherrywood chest; a pair of mid-18th-century English brass candlesticks; a range of quilts, led by a circa-1850s princess feather quilt with a swag border; paintings and engravings; trade signs; daguerreotypes; an early 16th century alms dish, its bowl decorated with the image of an angel; folk art wood carvings; antique toys, many by Hubley; a Black Forest bear carving that functions as a whip holder; a circa-1900 tramp art box decorated with doves, hearts and horseshoes; needlework samplers, including an 1826 example from Philadelphia; alabaster stone fruits; an articulated felt rabbit doll; and an Art Nouveau Bohemian glass bowl decorated with cobalt and silver overlay. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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1918 Red Cross raffle quilt, on view in Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. This exhibition was organized by the International Quilt Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

S.C. exhibition of Ken Burns’ quilts runs through Jan. 30

1918 Red Cross raffle quilt, on view in Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. This exhibition was organized by the International Quilt Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

1918 Red Cross raffle quilt, on view in Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. This exhibition was organized by the International Quilt Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

GREENVILLE, S.C. – America’s renowned filmmaker and documentarian Ken Burns – yes, that Ken Burns – reveals a more personal side of his storytelling talents in Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. On view at the Upcountry History Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, the exhibit opened in October 2021 and closes on January 30.

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Antique red and white Princess Feather quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000

Quilts and textiles featured in Jasper52’s Nov. 18 Americana auction

Antique red and white Princess Feather quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000

Antique red and white Princess Feather quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000

NEW YORK – On Thursday, November 18, starting at 6pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Americana Quilts & Textiles. The 160-lot auction offers a wide array of traditional and intricately patterned quilts and textiles, among them a circa-1910s patriotic quilt in red, white and blue; an antique indigo blue and white Delectable Mountains quilt; a circa 1920s-1930s blue and white Drunkard’s Path pattern quilt; a circa-1880s or -1890s cotton Mennonite strip stars quilt; an antique red and white Princess Feather quilt; a circa-1915-1920 Ohio Amish Friendship Quilt; as well as needlework, rugs and carpets, cloth dolls, antique garments, and even a silk Victorian top hat made in France. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Circa-1850s red, green and white coxcomb cotton quilt, est. $1,500-$1,800

NHADA Americana selection showcased in Nov. 11 auction

Circa-1850s red, green and white coxcomb cotton quilt, est. $1,500-$1,800

Circa-1850s red, green and white coxcomb cotton quilt, est. $1,500-$1,800

NEW YORK – On Thursday, November 11, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an auction titled New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana. Choices include an early 18th-century Huguenot brass wine cooler; a circa-1850s red and green coxcomb quilt; a circa-1770 mahogany Rhode Island side chair with open work splat and stop fluted legs; a late 17th-century London delft octagonal plate depicting William and Mary; a pair of horse head cast iron finials; and an 1828 needlework sampler from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The 292 lots in the sale are, as always, curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert on tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Loretta Pettway Bennett, ‘DNA,’ est. $11,000-$13,000

Quilts by African American textile artists showcased in Sept. 30 auction

Loretta Pettway Bennett, ‘DNA,’ est. $11,000-$13,000

Loretta Pettway Bennett, ‘DNA,’ est. $11,000-$13,000

NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 30, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Quilts, Gee’s Bend & Textiles with Shelly Zegart, an acclaimed quilt curator, expert and author. The 163-lot sale features many works by African American textile artists, among them the quilters of Gee’s Bend, a hamlet in Alabama known for its exquisite textiles. Also co-curating the sale is Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Early 1940s three-dimensional Coca-Cola cooler sign, est. $3,000-$3,500

Jasper52 serves up unusual Coca-Cola sign in Sept. 23 Americana auction

Early 1940s three-dimensional Coca-Cola cooler sign, est. $3,000-$3,500

Early 1940s three-dimensional Coca-Cola cooler sign, est. $3,000-$3,500

NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 23, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer a sale of Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art. As always, its 337 lots are curated by the stalwart Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 Americana, Folk & Outsider Art auction slated for Aug. 26

Early 20th century quilt, est. $1,400-$1,600

Early 20th century quilt, est. $1,400-$1,600

NEW YORK – A woman’s work is never done, and rarely receives the appreciation it is due. Even when the name of the artist is lost to history, antique American textiles – be they quilts or samplers or something else entirely – are almost always the product of the labor of women or girls. Hundreds of hours of toil, guided by who knows how many months and years’ worth of practice, shape and define the finished piece.

On August 26, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art. Once again, it is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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