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Inaugural Boston Auction

Thu, Jun 08, 2023 at 12pm EDT |
Boston / New England
2023-06-08 12:00:00 2023-06-08 20:00:00 America/New_York Inaugural Boston Auction Held in our Boston Gallery & Livestreamed on 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. Boston / New England Doyle [email protected]
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Held in our Boston Gallery & Livestreamed on

Exhibition Dates
Sat, Jun 03
11am – 5pm

Sun, Jun 04
11am – 5pm

Mon, Jun 05
10am – 4pm


Doyle Boston
236 Clarendon Street
Boston,  MA  02116

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  • Inaugural Boston Auction on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Noon
  • Featuring Artwork, Silver, Furniture, Folk Art, Jewelry & More.
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions

Doyle Boston, 236 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

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BOSTON, MA -- Doyle is pleased to announce our Inaugural Boston Auction scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Noon. The auction will offer a wide range of property from collections and estates in the New England area and beyond. Featured will be Artwork, Furniture, Silver, Decorative Arts and Jewelry. The public is invited to the exhibition and auction in our Boston gallery located at 236 Clarendon Street adjacent to Newbury Street.

Raoul Dufy - Le Port de Boston, 1950
Mixing Fauvism with Cubism, Raoul Dufy brought a whimsical, decorative aesthetic to the contemporary movements of his era. Illustrative, gestural compositions, along with a vivid color palette are standard for Dufy’s work, and are found here in Le Port de Boston from 1950. Finding his way to Boston in search of new treatments for the arthritis that was hampering his ability to paint, Dufy’s procedures were successful, and led the artist to create a series of works which he dedicated to the medical professionals who ultimately saved his career, making it possible for him to continue painting. Lot 12

Arthur Clifton Goodwin - Swan Boats, Boston Public Garden
Beloved for his Impressionist-inspired scenes of Boston, the former banker Arthur Clifton Goodwin was in fact self-taught. Beginning to paint at age 30 after arriving in Boston, Goodwin was a member of The Guild of Boston Artists and the Boston Society of Water Color Painters. Swan Boats, Boston Public Garden is a prime example of Goodwin’s Impressionist-style color palette and quick, gestural strokes. Lot 4

Furniture & Decorative Arts
The Inaugural Boston Auction features an international selection of furniture and decorative arts from across 300 years.

There are several examples of furniture by Danish designers from the mid-20th century, much of which is consigned by the Margolis family of Brookline, Massachusetts. The furniture is eminently useful and recognizable – a low table, a teak double chest, a Saarinen-designed “tulip” table, and an extensive Paul Cadovius wall storage unit.

Folk art and other objects of 19th century Americana come from a New Hampshire collection, highlighted by an impressive gilt and carved pilot house eagle and two pairs of portraits attributed to well-known folk artists Sheldon Peck and Joseph Whiting Stock.

Very nice examples of antique Massachusetts-made furniture are offered as well – a Chippendale Salem high chest of drawers, a Boston Federal sideboard bearing characteristics of the finest furniture made by the Seymours, and a compact and carefully carved Classical serving table made in Salem.

The sale also features a variety of American, British, and Continental silver, including three lots of 18th century Boston silver (by Paul Revere, Jr. and Jacob Hurd) consigned by an estate. Also from the same collection are nautical antiques and instruments highlighted by a large scrimshaw-decorated whalebone plaque.

Ceramics and glass of several eras are featured in the auction, including mid to late 19th-century glazed pottery book and shoe-form flasks; an extensive set of Royal Copenhagen dinnerware in the ubiquitous and versatile Blue Flowers pattern, many of which have the popular basketweave rims; several pieces of Dodie Thayer Lettuce Ware including a large tureen with stand; and four lots of glass by Massachusetts glass artist Bernie D’Onofrio.

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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.

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  • Estate of Andrew W. Edmonds
  • Property from a New Hampshire Collection
  • Property from a Newport, Rhode Island Collector
  • Property from a Private Collection, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Property from a Prominent Private Collection
  • Property from the Collection of Alvin and Arlene Greenbaum
  • Property from the Collection of Helen Sonnenberg Tucker
  • Property of a Back Bay, Boston Gentleman
  • Property of a Chestnut Hill Estate
  • Property of a Collector, Fifth Avenue
  • Property of a Massachusetts Collector
  • The Margolis Collection
  • The Margolis Collection
  • The property of Doyle New York
  • The property of Doyle New York

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