American Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts

American Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts

Date: Nov 9, 2023 10:00 EST
Sale type: Live auction


Consignments are currently being accepted

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Chris Barber

Todd Sell
212-427-4141, ext 269


Louis LeB. Webre
212-427-4141, ext 232

  • Americana Auctions on November 8-9, 2023 Surpass $1.1 Million
  • Competitive Bidding Drove Exceptional Prices for American Silver
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for Complimentary Auction Estimates

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of American Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts on November 9, 2023 showcasing American furniture and decorative arts spanning the Queen Anne and Chippendale through Federal and Classical styles. Offerings included silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art, quilts and samplers, in addition to Chinese export porcelain and rugs.

The auction of American Paintings & Prints on November 8 saw strong results for works by Joseph Christian Leyendecker and Grandma Moses. Read More

Competitive bidding drove exceptional prices for American silver, highlighted by a circa 1795 silver cup by Boston silversmith Paul Revere Jr., which achieved $28,350, many times its $5,000-8,000 estimate. Measuring 2 3/4 inches in height, the cup was engraved BH to BHG, for Benjamin Henderson to Benjamin Henderson Greene. Benjamin Henderson was the brother of Mary Henderson, who in 1795 married Francis Greene (1750-1831). He was a known client of Paul Revere, and his name appears in Revere's daybooks for several silver orders and repairs from 1788-92.

An elaborately decorated sterling silver water pitcher from 1870-1875 by Tiffany & Co. far surpassed its estimate of $5,000-8,000, realizing $20,160. The pitcher descended in the family of Cornelia A. Talman Barculo Atwill (1812-1901). A noted art collector, Cornelia Barculo Atwill purchased the acclaimed the centerpiece of Tiffany & Co.'s display at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago -- the acclaimed Magnolia Vase. It was among numerous works of art that she later anonymously bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including sculpture and Favrile glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Decorative art offerings featured a painted and carved wood cigar store Native American figure, possibly New York, that tripled its $8,000-12,000 estimate, realizing $31,500. Also attracting the attention of bidders was a group of mid-19th century painted papier-maché cigar cases that sold for $4,725, ten times their $400-600 estimate. Probably made in England, the group featured two rare examples created for the American market, depicting Henry Clay and General Taylor.


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Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. 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:
Furniture and Decorative Arts: Chris Barber, 917-543-3967,
Silver: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext. 269,

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