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Stevens Auction Company’s Annual Thanksgiving Antique Auction will be Saturday, Nov. 13th, Online and in Aberdeen, Miss

Aberdeen, MS, USA, November 4, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Eager bidders will be giving thanks at Stevens Auction’s Thanksgiving Antique Auction set for Saturday, November 13th, live in the gallery at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, and online via LiveAuctioneers.com. Offered will be items from a 9,000-square-foot home in Gulf Port, Miss., plus estates from Eutaw, Ala., and Centerville, Miss.

Expected top lots include a heavily carved oak dining room suite attributed to the renowned 19th century American furnituremaker R. J. Horner, a beautiful palace-size Aubusson rug that cost $40,000 when purchased new, and a magnificent pair of early 19th century Old Paris vases that was museum deaccessioned 50 years ago. The auction will start promptly at 10 am Central time.

The Horner dining room suite is the sale’s headliner, with an estimate of $15,000-$45,000. It consists of a china cabinet, banquet-size table with five leaves, six chairs and a sideboard, all beautifully carved with wing griffins and feet. Also from Horner is an oak china cabinet in the original finish, carved from top to bottom with dragon and fruit carved cresting, large protruding carved lions and fruit, and large protruding carved full body dolphins (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

The Aubusson rug is truly palace-size, at 14 feet by 30 feet. It’s expected to sell for $10,000-$20,000, half its original sale price. Other fine rugs up for bid will include a beige, green and gold Oushak rug, 18 feet by 12 feet (estimate: $1,800-$3,000); a handmade red, blue and white Persian rug, 9 feet 10 inches by 14 feet 2 inches (estimate: $600-$1,500); and a large, green and rose-colored needlepoint tapestry, 13 feet 6 inches by 8 feet 11 inches (estimate: $600-$1,200).

The pair of two-part, early 20th Old Paris vases boasts intricate detailing, with lattice work from top to bottom and breathtaking painting with the highest gold content for all the gilting. The vases, showing no wear at all, is estimated to bring $5,000-$15,000. Also offered will be a large and impressive pair of two-part, 19th century Royal Vienna urns with fine figural paintings, ornate raised decorations and intense gold gilt, both 23 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Tables worth considering include a unique rosewood Aesthetic Movement pedestal table with winged griffins and inlay burl trim (estimate: $4,000-$10,000); and a very large rosewood Victorian center table attributed to Charles Boudoine, 46 inches wide (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

Beds will feature a spectacular contemporary mahogany half tester bed with drapes and carved crown (estimate: $5,000-$7,500); a six-piece Lillian Russell cherry bedroom suite, signed Davis Cabinet Company, with twin beds, a chest, a dresser, a night stand and shaving mirror (estimate: $2,500-$5,000); and a rosewood grained full size tester bed from Shamrock Plantation, attributed to Mitchell & Rammelsberg (a maker featured often in Stevens sales) (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

A handsome rosewood rococo secretary that’s been in the same place for 75 years, originally from the Shamrock Plantation, 98 inches tall by 47 inches wide, is expected to ring up $2,500-$4,000. Also, an equally attractive olive wood period 1780 secretary with a fitted interior in the upper section, 7 feet 10 inches tall by 42 inches wide, has a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$4,000.

Pedestals will include a marble-top mahogany figural pedestal, 43 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$6,000); a solid mahogany round pedestal with wing griffin top, 42 inches tall (estimate: $1,500-$3,000); and a walnut pedestal with three puttis, claw feet and grapes (estimate: $2,000-$3,500).

The lamps and lighting category will feature a Victorian brass and alabaster banquet lamp with a hand-painted shade, possibly of Rembrandt (estimate: $1,000-$3,000); a brass Victorian lamp by Bradley and Hubbard, still oil with dragons, a red globe and double burner (estimate: $1,000-$3,000); and a Victorian hanging light with owls on shade and font (estimate: $1,000-$2,500).

Grandfather clocks will come up for bid, including a Tiffany 9-tube grandfather clock in great condition, in a classical mahogany case with columns, 93 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$6,000); and a mahogany Empire case 9-tube grandfather clock, 90 inches tall (estimate: $1,500-$2,500).

In the hunt for a banquet or dining table? This sale will feature an antique English manor banquet dining table with original brass feet and rollers, 11 feet 6 inches long (estimate: $3,000-$6,000); a fine 19th century Federal banquet table with ornate signed bronze feet and six leaves, in the original crate, 12 feet long (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); and solid cherry Federal banquet table ends with carved and turned legs, in great condition, 76 inches long (estimate: $1,200-$2,000).

A magnificent pair of 18th or 19th century carved doors, measuring 89 ½ inches tall by 58 inches wide, carries an estimate of $3,000-$6,000); while an incredible 19th century rococo walnut large five-section screen, all pierce-carved with grapes and vines and previously in the home of an heiress, 6 feet 5 inches tall by 8 feet 1 inch wide, is expected to change hands for $3,000-$4,000.

Items for the garden will include an antique marble and bronze fountain in three parts, with a carved double dolphin base, large scalloped shell form basin in marble, topped with a patinated bronze boy with grapes fountainhead, overall 44 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); two heavy cast iron white garden benches in a leaf and vine pattern, being sold as two lots (each estimate: $1,000-$2,000; and a pair of cast iron figural planters, 38 inches tall (estimate: $600-$1,200).

Need something to house (or lift) your spirits? An important silver and cut glass 12-inch-tall wine vessel in the original silk-lined case, with insignias by Appointment to King, Elkington and Company, with hallmarks, should finish at $2,500-$5,000; while a Napoleon III Boulle inlaid 20-piece set of gold gilt decanters and wines, probably Baccarat, should hammer for $1,000-$1,500.

Decorative accessories will feature a three-piece Old Paris garniture set, pink with gold and painted flowers (and a crack in the center bowl) (estimate: $1,000-$3,000); a very rare, quality square Victorian American chess table with a beveled glass top and all chess pieces (estimate: $1,000-$3,000); and a bronze of a dog and rabbit, 19 inches long (estimate: $1,000-$2,500).

An open house preview will be held at the gallery on Friday, November 12th, from 10 am-7 pm.

Doors will open at 8 am on auction day, Nov. 13th. Pictures are continually being added to the Stevens website (www.stevensauction.com), so interested parties are encouraged to check often for new additions and further information. For information not contained in the sales brochure, please call 662-369-2200 or email to stevensauction@bellsouth.net. Phone bids are welcome.

Terms of payment are all major credit cards or pre-approved business or personal checks (with proper ID), or wire transfer. A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases, with an extra 3 percent processing fee for credit cards. A sales tax will be charged as well, except for those bidders with a valid state resale number. Light refreshments will be served on auction day.

To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the annual Thanksgiving Antique Auction planned for Saturday, Nov. 13, visit www.stevensauction.com.

About Stevens Auction Company:
Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (662) 369-2200; or, you can e-mail them at stevensauction@bellsouth.net. To learn more about Stevens Auction Company, visit www.stevensauction.com. Updates are posted often.

Paintings by B. Prabha (1933-2001) and Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) will be Part of Bruneau & Co.’s Nov. 15th Auction

Cranston, RI, USA, November 2, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Paintings by the renowned Indian artists Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) and B. Prabha (1933-2001) fared so well in past Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers sales, the pair will be back for an encore in the upcoming Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction slated for Monday, November 15th, online-only, starting at 6 pm Eastern time. Over 325 lots will come up for bid.

In September, a dynamic oil on canvas Cubist painting by Husain, depicting a rider on the back of a wild horse, sold for $43,750. Prior to that, in March 2020, an equestrian-themed watercolor on paper by Husain realized $16,250. In that same auction, a figural oil on canvas by B. Prabha, titled Woman with a Pear Basket, brought $11,875. Prices quoted included the buyer’s premium.

In the November 15th auction, the B. Prabha painting titled Indian Women Painting, depicting six Indian women with their hair tied back and long limbs, walking through a village, 30 ½ inches by 77 ½ inches, has an estimate of $15,000-$20,000. The work is signed by Prabha’s agent, Nayana Sarmalkar. Prabha entered the art world when few Indian women were involved professionally, and worked on more than 50 exhibitions, both inside and outside of India.

The Husain painting is a Cubist figural watercolor depicting a man and woman in bright polychromatic outfits on the back of a white horse. Housed in a 33 inch by 27 inch frame, the painting should reach $10,000-$15,000. It comes with a certificate of authenticity. Dubbed “the Picasso of India,” Husain started off painting billboard signs in India but quickly developed his own style by blending together folk, tribal, and mythological arts.

The Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction will feature fine items pulled from prominent estates and collections across New England, to include artwork, decorative arts, collectibles and Asian arts. “This will be the last fine art and antique auction of the year, rounding out with some amazing Indian artwork and looking forward to what we find in the New Year,” said Travis Landry, an auctioneer with Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers.

Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co’s president and an auctioneer, added, “The sale consists of several local estates, including a longtime friend’s that features the whimsical statues that everyone gives a high-five to in the gallery.” He was referring to the pair of life-size figural kinetic metal sculptures – one male and one female, comprised of painted metal rods, one six feet tall and the other 80 inches tall. They should hammer for $800-$1,200.

Lots 1, 2 and 3 are bound to get paddles wagging right away. They are circus sideshow banners, led by Lot 1, titled That Strange Creature Obby Dobby Alive by Fred G. Johnson (American, 1892-1990), considered the best sideshow circus banner artist in history. The banner, measuring 7 feet 10 inches by 9 feet 7 inches, features a large, colorfully painted iguana in a jungle setting. The banner carries a rather modest estimate of $2,000-$3,000.

Lots 2, by Jay Meah (American, b. 1937), is titled Fish Girl Devil’s Child and depicts a blonde mermaid to the top half and a devil baby to the bottom half. The 7-foot-8-inch by 9-foot-7-inch banner is signed, “Meah Studios Weeki-Wachee, Fla.” lower right. It has an estimate of $2,000-$3,000. Meah has works in the Smithsonian and the Barnum Museum.

Lot 3, by Florida artist Jay Sigler, consists of four banners that will be sold as one lot (estimate: $2,000-$3,000). They are titled Children of Forgotten Fathers, The World’s Strangest Babies; Addict Babies (depicting a baby and a syringe); Two-Headed Baby (shown in a crib); and Human Frog Baby Twins. The Addict Babies banner is signed “J. Sigler Tampa” lower right. The group comes out of a Burrillville, Rhode Island estate.

A late 19th/early 20th century Malles Goyard large rectangular French steamer trunk that opens to one removable tray with two lidded compartments and one open compartment next to one clothing basket set into a large removable basket over a second removable basket, should bring $2,500-$3,500. The trunk is marked, “Malles Goyard 233 Rue Saint Honore Paris Monte Carlo Biarritz” on a metal tag and “Goyard” on the top of the lid.

A 19th century Swiss (or Austrian) enameled automaton music box, the top of the box decorated with women and sheep beside a lake with landscape cartouches to each side, and the interior of the box having a Viennese movement and red feathered bird that chirps and moves side to side, 2 inches tall and 4 ¼ inches wide, should sell for $2,000-$3,000.

Also up for bid will be a US 1925 Saint Gaudens $20 gold coin, graded NGC MS 62, housed in a case (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); and a Japanese “Thousand Faces” porcelain censer, from the late 19th or early 20th century (estimate: $600-$900). The censer boasts a figural three-toed dragon finial mounted to an ornate gilt and tendril lid over a footed censer decorated with a plethora of people, nicely supported by three figural bamboo feet.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction on Monday, November 15th, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently.

About Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers:
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may send an e-mail to info@bruneauandco.com. Or, you can phone them at 401-533-9980. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers please visit www.bruneauandco.com.

Nye & Company’s Online-Only Chic & Antique Estate Treasures Auction, Oct. 27-28, has A Fine Selection of Decorative Arts

Bloomfield, NJ, USA, October 13, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction slated for Wednesday and Thursday, October 27th and 28th, will be headlined by property from Winston F.C. and C.Z. Guest, the estate of Mrs. Mimi Adler, the NAMITS collection, the collection of Steve and Stephanie Alpert, items from The Millbrook School and property from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Terian, starting at 10 am Eastern time.

The sale will feature a broad and diverse selection of fine and decorative arts. Real time Internet bidding and absentee bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and the Nye & Company website: www.nyeandcompany.com. Telephone bidding will also be available on a limited basis.

“This auction is going to be a special sale and is sure to delight collectors, dealers and institutions alike,” said Andrew Holter of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “It’s composed of an exceptionally curated selection of property from private collections, with an emphasis on American and European furniture, sporting art, Chinese ceramics, rugs and contemporary and modern art. Also, a nice group of modern furniture complements the contemporary art.”

One of the headliners of the auction is the collection of Winston F.C. and C.Z. Guest. Winston Frederick Churchill Guest was born in England in 1906 and was named after his godfather and his father’s best friend and cousin, Sir Winston Churchill. He was raised in the company of great men. His father, Captain the Right Honourable Frederick E. Guest, a grandson of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, was a member of Parliament and held the post of Britain’s first Secretary of State for Air. His mother, Amy Phipps, daughter of Henry Phipps of Pittsburgh, was a philanthropist and partner at Carnegie Steel Corporation. She harnessed her considerable resources to fulfill her deep interest in aviation and to realize its value in the future of world transportation.

Mr. Guest was not only a devoted student (while attending Yale University and Columbia Law School he developed fluency in French and Spanish), but also an avid sportsman and Polo Hall of Fame 10 Goal player. He later served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps in World War II, and during his overseas travels he began his exceptional art collection. Many of the Chinese works in the collection were purchased by Mr. Guest in the mid-20th century, following the war, through his close friend Ralph M. Chait, of Chait Galleries, and through C.T. Loo, also a predominant Chinese art dealer of the period.

In 1947, Mr. Guest married the love of his life, Lucy Douglas Cochrane, of Boston, known to family and friends as C.Z., which stemmed from her young brother’s attempt to call her ‘sister’. Ernest Hemingway stood witness as best man at the ceremony in Havana, Cuba. As a style icon of New York high society, Mrs. Guest graced the covers of Time magazine and Town & Country, among many others. With their unbridled enthusiasm, high standards and unrivaled sense of style, C.Z. and Winston F. C. Guest became one of the most iconic taste-making couples of 20th century America.

Reminiscent of being well traveled, the collection offers a diverse selection of furniture and decorative arts from England, France and Italy. The couple collected a variety of 17th and 18th century European wall brackets that displayed some of their Chinese porcelains. These brackets are exceptionally carved, with fluid lines of interlaced leafage, monograms, shells and figures. The adage of good things come in small packages definitely applies to these pieces.

There is also a wonderfully carved oak marble-top console table decorated with satyr faces and continuing to cloven feet. This impressive piece would have made quite the statement in its European country house. Also of note is the sporting art from the collection. John Frederick Herring Sr., Henry Alken, Sr., Charles Towne, Harry Hall and Sawrey Gilpin are all represented, with classic English depictions of horses in the 19th century. These dynamic equestrian portraits capture an era of landed gentry and the celebration of horse racing and fox hunting.

Complementing the Guest collection is property from the estate of Mimi Adler. Ms. Adler and her late husband, Max, also collected sporting art, silver, English and American furniture and Chinese Export armorial porcelain. Of particular note is an exceptional oil painting by the celebrated 18th century British sporting artist James Seymour (1702-1752). Hare Coursing is a superb picture that would be a welcomed addition to any serious collector. Also included in this collection is a terrific portrait of a gentleman on horseback by John N. Sartorius. The exceptional work captures the essence of an 18th century English gentleman riding in the countryside on a big bay horse. This picture has all the hallmarks of showcasing the high societal status of the rider.

The Adlers also collected a wide variety of both English and American furniture. They acquired objects from the top dealers in the field such as Israel Sack, Inc., Hirschl and Adler, James Robinson, Arthur Ackerman & Son, Inc., Mallet and Richard Green. The collection includes a superb Regency ebony-inlaid mahogany breakfront bookcase. With its delicately interlaced mullions, vibrant veneers and well-balanced proportions, the cabinet is truly a statement piece and would be the highlight of any room and collection.

There is also a magnificent 18th century George III carved giltwood looking glass. This piece is a masterpiece of the Rococo aesthetic. The flowing carving of foliage and scrolls is exceptional. Acquired from the New York firm, Israel Sack, Inc., is a superb Liverpool Success to America cider jug. Emblazoned with the American flag and eagle, this piece drums up patriotic fervor like no other. Israel Sack also sold the Adlers a great Federal writing desk that is signed by the Providence, Rhode Island cabinetmaker, William Clark. It’s a true historical document of American cabinetmaking. Another highly respected New York gallery, Hirschl and Adler, sold the couple a quintessential Severin Roesen Still Life of Fruit. The picture is brilliantly colored and symbolic of a bountiful and prosperous America.

Continuing along the theme of fine art, the NAMITS collection features a diverse selection of contemporary art from around the globe. The Belgian artist, Charlotte Culot, manages to capture a bold, yet light and airy feeling from her work titled Au Coeur de Blanc. This abstract representation of light white and yellow colors draws the viewer in and creates a calming effect that soothes the soul. The celebrated French artist, Francois Bard, doesn’t disappoint with his portrait bust of a man. Filled with frenetic energy and textured paint strokes, this work is mysterious and a visual delight.

Continuing along with European artists from different private collections is a small group of Pablo Picasso ceramics. These colorful and beautifully sculpted pieces offer a great opportunity to own something designed by one of the world’s most celebrated artists.

Complementing the Picasso ceramics is property from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Terian, including a pair of Percival Lafer green upholstered lounge chairs that features clean, rectilinear modern lines. The collection also boasts an Edward Wormely for Dunbar single drawer console table. Light and airy, this piece appears to be inspired by Chinese alter tables.

A Philip and Kelvin Laverne table from another collector also dovetails nicely with the aforementioned pieces.

The Millbrook School (Millbrook, N.Y.) has approved a selection of property to be deaccessed. Pieces include a wonderful watercolor by the French impressionist painter Paul Emile Pissarro. Continuing in the footsteps of his father, Camille Pissarro, and his godfather, Claude Monet, Paul’s work is evocative of these master technicians. There is also a nice selection of Chinese Export Blue Fitzhugh ceramics. This is a perfect opportunity for graduates to purchase a piece of their childhood and support the school that launched them into adulthood.

People can bid in absentia and online. An online preview is being held from October 13th thru October 27th-28th at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.liveauctioneers.com, www.bidsquare.com and www.invaluable.com. Anyone looking for additional images, condition reports or info about an object is invited to visit the Nye & Company website or email to info@nyeandcompany.com.

For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the Estate Treasures online only auction on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27th-28th, visit www.nyeandcompany.com. The full color catalog can be viewed in its entirety right now, at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.liveauctioneers.com, www.bidsquare.com and www.invaluable.com.

About Nye & Company Auctioneers:
John Nye had a long and fruitful career at Sotheby’s before he and his wife, Kathleen, acquired Dawson’s in 2003 and started Dawson & Nye. With the move to Bloomfield seven years later, they renamed the business to Nye & Company (Auctioneers, Appraisers, Antiques). The firm is nationwide, but the vast bulk of the business comes from trusts and estates in the tri-state area. For more information, please visit www.nyeandcompany.com.