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American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 10am EDT |
New York
2019-03-27 10:00:00 2019-03-27 18:00:00 America/New_York American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts Featuring an 1899 View of Venice by Thomas Moran. 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
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Exhibition Dates
Sat, Mar 23
10am – 5pm

Sun, Mar 24
12pm – 5pm

Mon, Mar 25
10am – 6pm


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

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  • Auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts on March 27, 2019 at 10am
  • Featuring an 1899 View of Venice by Thomas Moran Formerly in The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
  • And an American American Aesthetic Movement Table by Herter Brothers

NEW YORK, NY -- On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts. The sale showcases 18th and 19th century American furniture and decorative arts, including silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art, Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. This auction category is Doyle’s premier venue for 19th and early 20th century American paintings, with the current sale showcasing over 90 examples. Included are Hudson River School landscapes, Western and Regional art, still lifes, portraits, nautical scenes and Folk paintings.

Thomas Moran (1837-1926) is one of America’s most revered artists of the western landscape. While at the height of his creative powers in the 1880s and 90s, he traveled to Venice. The views of that brilliant city would inspire him for the rest of his career. Property from the Estate of Joan Harmon Van Metre features an 1889 work that captures the dramatic light and vibrant colors of Venice (est. $100,000-150,000).

In his day Edward Moran (1829-1901) was known as one of America’s premier Marine painters. The older brother of Thomas Moran, Edward studied in Philadelphia under James Hamilton. Both artists took inspiration from the works of J. M. W. Turner who’s influence can be seen in the dramatic lighting of Fishing Boats (est. $18,000-25,000).

A special section of the sale is devoted to paintings from the Collection of William and Abigail Gerdts. Bill Gerdts and his wife Abbie collected mid-to-late 19th century still life paintings by American artists for more than fifty years. The selections from the Gerdts Collection offered in the sale comprise lots 72-96 and reflect the couple’s lifelong careers as scholars of American painting and sculpture.

An American Aesthetic Movement table was made in the early 1870s by Herter Brothers in New York. Similar in form to an example in the Cleveland Museum of Art, the table combines Japanese-inspired structure and ornament with a fine floral marquetry top probably imported from Paris (est. $12,000-20,000).

In 1815, Samuel Kirk opened what has become America’s oldest silversmith. The firm created a style of intricate floral repoussé, known as “Baltimore Silver,” an early example of which is an 1828 tea service from a Connecticut Collector that incorporates birds and butterflies into the flowers and foliage (est. $7,000-10,000).

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Paintings: Bill Fiddler, 212-427-4141, ext. 249, or
Furniture and Decorative Arts: David A. Gallager, 212-427-4141, ext. 271, or
Silver: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext. 269, or

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  • Estate of David Follett
  • Estate of George Labalme, Jr.
  • Estate of James Chip Dale
  • Estate of James W. Smith
  • Estate of Joan Harmon Van Metre, The Plains, VA
  • Estate of Marianne Schaller
  • From the Personal Collection of the Owners of Decor International, Newbury Street, Boston, MA
  • Property from a Collection on Rittenhouse Square
  • Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate
  • Property from a Society Hill Collection
  • Property from Los Angeles Designer Lauren King
  • Property from the Daniel M. Tabas Family Foundation
  • Property from the Estate of Mary Jane Kenny to be Sold to Benefit the Bonaventura Devine Foundation
  • 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 Connecticut Collector
  • Property of a Distinguished Maryland collector
  • Property of a Distinguished New York Collector
  • Property of a Lady
  • Property of a Private Collector, Long Island
  • Property of a Private New Jersey Estate
  • Property of a Red Bank, New Jersey Private Collector
  • Property of Sheldon and Judith Streisand
  • The Estate of Barbara Wainscott
  • The property of Doyle New York

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