Property from a Prominent Connecticut EstateWed, Oct 03, 2018 at 10am EDT |
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 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