American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts
Auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10am
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10am 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.
Furniture & Decorative Arts
Made in Connecticut of solid cherry in the late 18th century, a Chippendale secretary bookcase in the sale was inspired by the high-style mahogany examples from Boston. The scrolled pediment and shell-carved interior are based on Classical and Palladian sources (est. 1,500-2,500). During the Federal period, painted work tables accompanied the art of needlework, practiced by girls and women, and ornamented a fashionable drawing room (est. $500-700). The lively trade in Chinese export porcelain accelerated in the early 19th century, and patrons could order services with specific motifs or monograms, such as the monogrammed service ordered by New York Senator James M. Watson (1750-1806) and his wife Mary Talcott (1752-1806), additional pieces of which are in the collection of the New York Historical Society (est. $2,000-3,000).
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. Thomas Hill (1829-1908) studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and was associated with the artists George Inness and Albert Bierstadt. Hill moved to San Francisco and became known for his views of the Yosemite Valley. In Nevada Falls, Yosemite, he depicts an angler and his canine companion hiking up the Merced River. Their diminutive size gives the scene a sense of grandeur (est. $12,000-18,000).
Property from the Estate of Arthur Gross
Doyle is pleased to auction property from the Estate of Arthur Gross. A true gentleman, Artie was much-loved by his peers in the American furniture and decorative arts trade. In the 1960s Artie owned Kaye & Gross, an antiques shop in Manhattan’s East 70s, when he met a young Bill Doyle, who had opened his own antiques store in the East 80s, which became Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers. Artie and Bill established a friendship through their shared passion for Americana. Artie had a deep, scholarly knowledge of American furniture, which he generously shared with collectors, curators and others in the trade.
An avid angler, Artie spent winters fishing in the Florida Keys and summers in the waters off Long Island. In retirement he moved with his wife, Mary Jane, to Northport on Long Island’s North Shore, where he surrounded himself with his beloved family and his cherished collection.
Property from the Estate of Arthur Gross comprises twenty lots in the auction.
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Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction appraisal. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.
For information, please contact:
Paintings: Bill Fiddler, 212-427-4141, ext. 249, or [email protected]
Furniture and Decorative Arts: David A. Gallager, 212-427-4141, ext. 271, or [email protected]
Silver: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext. 269, or [email protected]