Current Auction

Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate

Wed, Oct 03, 2018 at 10am EDT |
New York
2018-10-03 10:00:00 2018-10-03 18:00:00 America/New_York Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate To Be Offered with American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts. Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle
View Lots & Place Bids Learn about buying at Doyle

To Be Offered with American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

BidLive! Use your computer or mobile device to place bids in real time. Read More

Exhibition Dates
Sat, Sep 29
10am – 5pm

Sun, Sep 30
12pm – 5pm

Mon, Oct 01
10am – 5pm


Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
New York,  NY  10128

Download Catalog PDF
  • Auction of Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10am
  • To Be Offered with American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle will auction Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10am. This extensive collection comprises the contents of the collector's 18th century Connecticut home. The Collection will be offered as a featured section of the American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts auction.

American Furniture & Decorative Arts

Highlighting the Collection is a handsome Federal tall-case clock made by Aaron Willard (1757-1844) in Roxbury, next to Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1810. These “Roxbury cases” are notable for the elegant pierced scrollwork on the crest, fine proportions and quality mahogany (est. $8,000-15,000). Also featured are several banjo clocks and two fine Georgian ebonized bracket clocks.

The furniture offerings include a pair of George II rococo style carved and giltwood mirrors (est. $2,000-4,000) and a Federal carved and inlaid mahogany side chair in the manner of Samuel McIntire of Salem, Massachusetts (est. $800-1,200).

Numerous lots of Chinese, Chinese Export and English and Continental ceramics round out the collection, ranging from a Coalport Thumb and Finger pattern part service, early 19th century (est. $800-1,200), to an unusual and charming Pirkenhammer egg server in the form of a nesting hen (est. $200-300). An exceptionally large pair of black and white jasperware urn-form lamps, decorated with the Dancing Hours, were produced by Wedgwood in the early 20th century (est. each $3,000-5,000).

Russian and Other Enamels

An unusual Russian silver, cloisonné and guilloché enamel casket, circa 1910, originates from the workshop of Maria Semenova. The daughter of a prominent silversmith, Semenova was one of the few female workmasters active in Moscow, the center of Russian silver production, before the revolution (est. $3,000-5,000).

Two intricately enameled gold zarfs, or ornamental cup holders, were produced in Switzerland in the early 19th century, most likely for the Turkish market (est. each $3,000-5,000).

Fine Art

Fine art in the Collection features a beautiful bronze plaque by Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966) that was used as a design for a set of terra cotta planters, which Manship made in 1916. There were a total of four designs for the planters but the present design is the only one known to have been cast in bronze. The tension between the grace of the forms and the violence of the scene make a compelling composition (est. $10,000-15,000).

Carl Wuermer (German/American, 1900-1981) studied at the Art Institute in Chicago and at the Art Students League in New York.  He is known for his precise paintings of the New England country-side. December Afternoon is typical of his technique of meticulously building up the surface to create scenes of tranquil beauty (est. $2,000-4,000).

The Collection also features works by James Renwick Brevoort, Samuel Colman, Emile A. Gruppe, Joseph Henry, Walter Koeniger, Elmer Livingston, William McGregor Paxton and Eric Sloan, among many others.

Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate comprises lots 60 - 367 in the auction.  View the Collection

American Paintings, Furniture & Decorations

The sale of American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts showcases examples dating from the Colonial period through the early 19th century.  Read More


Client Services

Janice Youngren
212-427-4141, ext 207

Bidding Services

Alanna Sutherland
212-427-4141, ext 242
Fax: 212-427-7526

Sales Specialists

David A. Gallager
212-427-4141, ext 271

Bill Fiddler
212-427-4141, ext 249

Printed Catalogue Subscriptions Department

212-427-4141, ext 201

Media Contact

Louis LeB. Webre
SVP, Marketing & Media
212-427-4141, ext 232

  • 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

View All Lots