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Thomas Sully portrait of Commodore James Biddle, $94,500

Christine Biddle Wainwright collection was highlight of Doyle Americana sales

Thomas Sully portrait of Commodore James Biddle, $94,500

Thomas Sully portrait of Commodore James Biddle, $94,500. Image courtesy of Doyle and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Americana Week at Doyle topped $1.9 million as bidders from coast to coast competed during two days of sales on May 3 and 4. Showcased were paintings and prints, high style and country furniture, silver, folk art and Chinese export porcelain. The week was highlighted by property from the Christine Biddle Wainwright collection. With competitive bidding, the sales totaled a successful $1,931,185, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $1,103,025-$1,758,575, with 92% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.

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

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

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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Marcel Wanders for Louis Vuitton lounge chair from the Objets Nomades collection, est. $12,000-$18,000

Nye & Co. presents Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction, Jan. 19-20

 Marcel Wanders for Louis Vuitton lounge chair from the Objets Nomades collection, est. $12,000-$18,000


Marcel Wanders for Louis Vuitton lounge chair from the Objets Nomades collection, est. $12,000-$18,000

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction planned for Wednesday and Thursday, January 19 and 20, will offer a wide variety of fine and decorative arts, with a concentration on 17th- thru 20th-century paintings, furniture from the 18th through the 21st centuries, as well as silver and jewelry. Sales begin at 10 am Eastern time both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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