Showcasing 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts Reflecting the Opulence of the Belle Epoque
Featuring a Tiffany Studios Bronze and Favrile Glass Daffodil Lamp
Including a Selection of Fin de Siecle Paintings
Doyle New York’s auction on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10am will showcase fine and decorative arts reflecting the opulence of the Belle Epoque. Extravagant furniture and decorations of the Louis XV and XVI revivals, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras will be offered, as well as art glass, Majolica, porcelain, silver, marble statues, bronzes, ivories, clocks, sconces, chandeliers, rugs, and a selection of Tiffany Studios articles. Complementing the furniture and decorations will be an assortment of fin de siecle paintings.
Highlighting the objects by Tiffany Studios is a colorful gilt-bonze and leaded favrile glass jonquil-daffodil lamp (est. $50,000-70,000). Two lamp shades by Tiffany Studios include a leaded favrile glass geometric curtain border floor lamp shade (est. $30,000-35,000) and a favrile glass and bronze hanging shade in the dogwood pattern from the Estate of Braham Norwick (est. $20,000-30,000). Also featured are a Tiffany Studios gilt-bronze and favrile glass linenfold harp floor lamp (est. $10,000-15,000), several other lamps, assorted bronze desk accessories, and picture frames.
Modeled after an example G. Beneman and J. Stockel in the collection at Fontainebleau is an extravagant Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted string inlaid mahogany and walnut commode (est. $10,000-15,000). From Tiffany & Co. is an American Renaissance Revival carved oak tall case clock stamped on the reverse Walter H. Durfee, Providence, RI and measuring 8 feet 5 1/4 inches in height (est. $15,000-25,000).
The sale will offer twenty lots of bamboo and faux bamboo furniture, including an Aesthetic Movement faux bamboo maple desk attributed to R.J. Horner, identical desk to one in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT (est. $3,000-5,000); an American Aesthetic Movement faux bamboo maple chest of drawers with a mirror attributed to R.J. Horner (est. $2,000-3,000); and an American Aesthetic Movement faux bamboo maple dressing table attributed to R.J. Horner (est. $2,000-3,000); in addition to various chairs, stands, chests, and mirrors.
Sculpture is highlighted by an Italian carved white marble figure of a woman with flowers by Ferdinando Vichi (Italian 1875-1945) measuring 65 3/4 inches in height (est. $20,000-25,000). Bronze sculpture offers an Art Deco verdigris patinated-bronze figural group of Diana the Huntress and her Hound after a model by Ary Bitter, with the L.N. and J.L. Foundry Paris, circa 1925 (est. $4,000-6,000); an Art Deco bronze figure of a female nude after a model by Mario Joseph Korbel, cast by the Roman Bronze Works (est. $3,000-5,000); and a gilt-bronze bust of Bianca Capello after a model by Cesar Ceribelli (est. $3,000-4,000).
Art glass includes a lovely Quezal glass jack in the pulpit vase measuring 121/4 inches in height (est. $8,000-10,000). By Lalique are a molded glass Lezards et Bluets vase, Marcilhac no. 879 (est. $5,000-7,000), and a molded glass Douze Figurines avec Bouchon Figurine vase, Marcilhac no. 914 (est. $3,000-4,000), both from the Estate of Karen Ettinger.
The selection of silver includes a Gorham sterling silver three-piece Martele coffee service (est. $6,000-9,000), in addition to pieces by Tiffany & Co., Georg Jensen and many other prominent makers.
Porcelain features a German gilt and polychrome decorated porcelain mythological charger from the Fraureuth Porcelain Factory, diameter 18 1/8 inches, from the collection of a Southern Lady (est. $3,000-5,000), a KPM painted porcelain plaque of the Penitent Magdalene (est. $3,000-5,000); and a Meissen gilt decorated porcelain allegorical figure emblematic of Night (est. $4,000-6,000).
Paintings in the sale are highlighted by Frederic Arthur Bridgman’s (American, 1847-1928) view of The Rock of Monaco from the Collection of Hugh J. Grant and Lucie Mackey Grant (est. $12,000-18,000). In his maturity, Frederic Bridgman, an inveterate traveler, broadened his subject matter from the orientalist themes that had earlier occupied him to include figure studies, decorative subjects, and landscapes such as this work.
Other works in the sale include Arthur Trevor Haddon’s (British, 1864-1941) sun-drenched depiction of Seville (est. $2,500-$3,500) and Vincenzo Irolli’s (Italian, 1860-1945) watercolor entitled Farm Workers Resting on a Threshing Floor (est. $6,000-9,000). From the Belgian School is a 19th/20th century Floral Still Life on a Marble Pedestal from the Estate of Frances Wynne Callahan Dalessandro (est. $2,000-4,000). From the same estate is an oval work, A Lesson in Patience, by Fannie Moody (British, 1861-1948) that depicts four dogs focused hungrily on a bowl of food (est. $1,000-1,500).