English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts/Old Master PaintingsWed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10am EST |
Sale of Old Master Paintings and English and Continental Furniture and Decorations on January 25, 2017
Featuring Property from the Collection of Bennett and Judie Weinstock
Old Master Paintings and Drawings from the Eileen and Herbert C. Bernard Collection
On Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorations, including Old Master Paintings and Drawings. Encompassing the 17th through early 19th centuries, the auction presents a broad selection of furniture, decorations, porcelain, Georgian silver, sculpture, clocks, chandeliers, sconces, tapestries and rugs. The section of the auction devoted to Old Master paintings and drawings offers landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century.
The Collection of Bennett and Judie Weinstock
Doyle is honored to offer the contents of the New York apartment of the Philadelphia-based interior designers, Bennett and Judie Weinstock. Architectural Digest’s AD 100 Honorees in 2002 and 2010, the husband and wife team have been collectors throughout their entire marriage of almost fifty years. They both come from ceramics-collecting families, which is evident in their impressive collection of 18th century Chelsea porcelain and Meissen, Paris Porcelain and Dutch Delft ceramics.
A profile of the Weinstocks and their New York apartment appeared in the April 29, 2011 edition of the New York Social Diary. A tour of the home reveals exquisite porcelain displayed in Edwardian painted satinwood cabinets, on Chinese export lacquer tables, Regency tôle tray tables, bedside tables and even kitchen shelves, each piece telling a unique story of its manufacture, and where in the world it was acquired for this remarkable collection.
Property from the Collection of Bennet and Judie Weinstock comprises lots 132 through 328A and offers a wide range of exceptional early ceramics, elegant furnishings, stylish decorations and American and Continental paintings, all collected with the discerning eyes of true connoisseurs.
From a private collection are a pair of Irish sterling silver soup tureens by Dublin silversmith William Nolan, a talented 19th century silversmith often compared to his famed London contemporary Paul Storr. Dated 1827, they are engraved with the arms of Sir Colquhoun Grant, a British General of the Napoleonic Wars who served at Waterloo (est. $20,000-30,000).
The Four Continents were a common European subject in the 17th and 18th centuries, often expressing the colonial power of Europe with Asia, America and Africa depicted as the sources of Europe's great wealth. The sale offers a set of four marble busts, in which Africa is related to a statue at Versailles by Georges Sibrayque and finished by Jean Cornu, and the remaining three correspond to late 17th century French examples (est. $80,000-120,000).
Agateware was originally produced in England in the 1730s and used different colored clays, sometimes applied to the surface, to create a marbleized effect. This differed from solid agateware introduced in the 1740s, which used white clays and metallic oxides to give striation throughout the marbling. The sale offers a selection of these rare wares, comprising lots 573-584, from a New Jersey Collector (est. range $600-5,000).
Rugs & Carpets
During the second half of the 19th century, the Mahal/Sultanabad region in Persia became a center for the production of carpets created expressly for the English and American markets. Consigned by a Boston, Massachusetts Collector, a large scale Ziegler Mahal carpet from that period with its allover pattern and softer palette was designed to appeal to Western taste (est. $10,000-15,000).
Old Master Paintings
Vincent Sellaer (circa 1490-1564) was born in the Flemish town of Mechelen and worked there most of his life, but the style of his paintings suggests that he worked in Italy during the 1520s. The Virgin and Child with Saint Elizabeth and other Members of the Holy Family exemplifies a favorite Flemish subject: the "Holy Kinship," a Madonna and Child with extended family members (est. $30,000-50,000).
Paintings & Drawings from the Eileen and Herbert C. Bernard Collection
During the 18th century, Venetian artists created a new genre: the Venetian veduta, or "view," which could be taken home by well-heeled visitors as a souvenir. An example from the Eileen and Herbert C. Bernard Collection is The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Toward Santa Maria della Salute by an artist from the school of the mid-century view-painter Bernardo Bellotto, showing not only the city's splendid architecture, but the energetic activity of its people (est. $6,000-9,000).
Old Master Drawings are highlighted by examples from the Eileen and Herbert C. Bernard Collection, including works by Giovanni Paolo Panini and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.