Past Auction

American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Wed, Oct 03, 2018 at 10am EDT |
New York
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  • Auction of American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts on October 3, 2018
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts on October 3, 2018. Featured in the fine art section of the sale were a broad range of American paintings, including 19th century portraits, Hudson River School views, Western-themed landscapes and sculpture, fine examples of naïve painting, and still lifes. Also offered were Audubon, Currier & Ives and topographical prints.

With competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the auction totaled a successful $1,165,444, surpassing its estimate of $735,450-1,108,750, with an impressive 93% sold by lot and and 94% sold by value. American furniture and decorative arts showcased examples dating from the Colonial period through the Federal and Classical styles, including silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art and samplers, in addition to Chinese export porcelain and rugs.

Highlighting the sale was a 1904 painting titled Stormy Seas with Whitecaps by William Trost Richards (1883-1905) that achieved $143,750 against an estimate of $100,000-150,000. A native of Philadelphia, Richards studied with such noted landscape painters Paul Weber and William Stanley Haseltine and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He traveled widely and painted and sketched the landscapes of the Adirondacks and the coasts of New England, as well as Germany, Italy and France. Stormy Seas with Whitecaps is a superb example of the late coastal scenes for which he is best known.

American furniture featured a Federal grain painted corner cupboard, possibly Pennsylvania, that attracted fierce bidding, sending the cupboard soaring over its estimate of $2,000-4,000 to a stunning $28,125. A Federal mahogany brass mounted tall case clock by Levi and Abel Hutchins of Concord, New Hampshire, realized $6,875, surpassing its estimate of $4,000-6,000.

Chinese export in the auction offered a circa 1820 Brown Fitzhugh armorial platter from the Manigault service. The platter descended in the family of Charles Izard Manigault of South Carolina, who originally commissioned the service. Estimated at $15,000-20,000, the platter attracted competitive bidding that drove the price to $31,250.

A special section of the sale was devoted to property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate. Among the extensive offerings from the estate were a tall case clock by Aaron Willard, a bronze plaque by Paul Manship, Russian and Continental enamels, and numerous American chests, mirrors, clocks, chairs and paintings. 

All prices include the Buyer's Premium


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Consignments are currently being accepted for the Spring 2019 auction of American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please contact:
Paintings: Bill Fiddler, 212-427-4141, ext. 249, or paintings@Doyle.com
Furniture and Decorative Arts: David A. Gallager, 212-427-4141, ext. 271, or american@Doyle.com
Silver: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext. 269, or silver@Doyle.com

Consignments are currently being accepted

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Bill Fiddler
212-427-4141, ext 249
Paintings@Doyle.com

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  • A Connecticut Private Collection
  • Estate of a European Collector
  • Estate of Albert Bruce Connor
  • Estate of Donald Clifford, Jr.
  • Estate of Edwin P. McLaury
  • Estate of Eleanor Johnson
  • Estate of Felice Ross
  • Estate of Howard S. Smith
  • Estate of Lili Israel
  • Estate of Marcella Katz
  • Estate of Peter K. and Kathleen B. Leisure
  • Estate of Swanhild N. Castle
  • Estates of Lucille and Charles Plotz
  • Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate
  • Property from the Estate of a Long Island Lady
  • Property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman
  • Property from the Wynant D. Vanderpoel Trust
  • Property of a Bedminster, New Jersey Collector
  • Property of a Long Island Estate
  • Property of Descendants of Charles Izard Manigault
  • Property of Sheldon and Judith Streisand
  • The Estate of Barbara Wainscott
  • The James P. and Joan M. Warburg Collection

A Selection of Auction Highlights

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Lot 160

Windsor Serpentine Settee

C Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for $2,375 (includes buyer's premium)