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American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Tue, Oct 08, 2019 at 10am EDT |
New York
2019-10-08 10:00:00 2019-10-08 18:00:00 America/New_York American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts Featuring the Collection of Claire Tracy and Frank Glaser. 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 [email protected]
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Featuring the Collection of Claire Tracy and Frank Glaser

Exhibition Dates
Fri, Oct 04
10am – 5pm

Sat, Oct 05
10am – 5pm

Sun, Oct 06
12pm – 5pm


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

  • Auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10am
  • Featuring Property from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Collection of Claire Tracy and Frank Glaser
  • Including Rare Examples of a Sterling Silver Ice Bowl by Tiffany & Co. and a Gorham Banko Iron and Sterling Silver Vase

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's October 8, 2019 auction will showcase fine American furniture from the Queen Anne and Chippendale through Federal and Classical styles. Decorative arts include silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art, quilts and samplers, in addition to Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. Also featured are Audubon, Currier Ives and topographical prints. 

American Paintings

This sale category is Doyle's premier venue for American paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries, including fine examples of portraiture; Hudson River, Western and regional landscapes; marine paintings and still lifes.

Property from the Metropolitan Museum of Art features a circa 1806 portrait by Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) of William Eustis (1753-1825), the Massachusetts surgeon, politician and statesman (est. $12,000-18,000). Also from the collection of the Met is an 1891 landscape of the Catskills by John Casilear (1811-1893), a late work and the subject for which he is best known (est. $15,000-25,000).

From a different collection is circa 1830/40s view of the Catskills by Thomas Cole (1801-1848), who is recognized as the founder of the Hudson River School. This landscape with its dramatic lighting and exaggerated sense of space shares the qualities of his best works (est. $30,000-50,000). A superb painting by George Inness (1825-1894), The River Bank, circa 1860-1861, from Prominent Philadelphia Collection, is early example of the artist’s work (est. $15,000-25,000).

Other notable works include a charming depiction of snowy Greenwich, NY, from 1948 by Grandma Moses (1860-1961) (est. $40,000-60,000), a portrait of a young lady with a rose by Ammi Phillips (1788-1865) (est. $8,000-12,000) and fine examples by Dennis Miller Bunker, James Fairman, Erastus Salisbury Field, Thomas Hovenden and Alexander Helwig Wyant.

Highlighting the selection of Dogs in Art and Sporting Art is Richard Ansdell’s (British, 1815-1885) The Slackened Girth, 1882, from the Estate of a Long Island Lady (est. $10,000-15,000).

Furniture & Decorative Arts

Furniture in the auction features a pair of refined and elegant Federal card tables, attributed to Duncan Phyfe, from a Park Avenue Estate. The tables were part of a suite of furniture made for Thomas Cornell Pearsall of New York City circa 1800-1810. The banded central tablet, reeded legs and inverted baluster feet are exemplary of Phyfe’s best work (est. $8,000-12,000). A pair of 19th century classical carved caryatid figures on faux marble bases hold aloft acanthus and palm leaf planters (est. $2,000-4,000).


Certain to attract attention is a Tiffany & Co. parcel gilt sterling silver ice bowl, circa 1877, by Tiffany designer Edward C. Moore. The unusual design incorporating polar bears and dragonflies reflects two important events in American history: the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 and the opening of Japan to the West in the 1870s. In the time before refrigeration, chilled drinks were a Gilded Age extravagance afforded to only the wealthiest of Americans. The serving of ice was a grand spectacle that Tiffany & Co. perfectly presented with this stunning ice bowl (est. $25,000-35,000).

A circa 1909 International Silver Company sterling silver punch bowl epitomizes the Art Nouveau style with its voluptuous curves. Property of a Florida Lady, the punch bowl is ornamented with mer-figures in waves, gulls and seaweed, and rests on snail-form feet (est. $7,000-10,000).

For one year only in 1883, the silver firm Gorham experimented with a line they called Banko Iron Ware that used a rough textured iron body onto which were applied silver and/or copper dragons, figures and natural elements. The upcoming auction features a rare Gorham Banko iron and sterling silver vase applied with a writhing dragon, crabs and trails of sand (est. $5,000-8,000).

The Collection of Claire Tracy and Frank Glaser

A special section of the auction is devoted to the Collection of Claire Tracy and Frank Glaser of Greenwich, Connecticut. Comprising over 100 lots in the sale, this remarkable collection was assembled beginning in the late 1960s and offers a wide range of early Americana, Maritime Art and Folk Art. Among the offerings are a portrait of a Boy with a Red Book attributed to William Matthew Prior (est. $1,500-2,500), a copper hackney horse weathervane measuring 29 1/2 inches in length (est. $1,000-2,000) and over 20 lots of baskets dating from the late 19th century to the early 21st century with examples by Jose Formoso Reyes, Bill and Judy Sayle, and Stanley Roop.  Read More

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  • A Connecticut Private Collection
  • Collection of Frank and Claire Tracy Glaser
  • Estate of a Palm Beach Heiress
  • Estate of Elizabeth H. Fuller
  • Estate of Evelyn Berezin
  • Estate of Frances Tower Thacher
  • Estate of Joan Harmon Van Metre, The Plains, VA
  • Estate of JoAnn E. Macbeth
  • Estate of Norman Israel
  • Estate of Sarah A. T. Mills
  • Property from a New York and North Carolina Estate
  • Property from a Park Avenue Estate
  • Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate
  • Property from a Prominent Philadelphia Collector
  • Property from a Short Hills, New Jersey Private Collector
  • Property from a Society Hill Collection
  • Property from the Estate of a Long Island Lady
  • Property from the Estate of a New York Art Historian
  • Property from the Estate of Leonard and Elaine Silverstein, Bethesda, MD
  • Property of a Distinguished New York Collector
  • Property of a Florida Lady
  • Property of a New York Lady
  • Property of a Park Avenue Lady
  • Property of a Private Collector, Long Island
  • Property of a South Carolina Collector
  • Property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Property of Two New York Gentlemen
  • The Estate of Alfred F. Hubay
  • The Estate of Barbara Wainscott
  • The Estate of Linda Lee Johnson
  • The Estate of Rosa Strygler
  • The Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection
  • The property of Doyle New York

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