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Paintings by Maqbool Fida Husain, Roger Mühl and Robert Spear Dunning are in Bruneau & Co.’s Feb. 21 Online-Only Auction

Cranston, RI, USA, February 8, 2022 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Original paintings by noted, listed artists that span multiple generations and genres will headline Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ next online-only Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction scheduled for Monday, February 21st, beginning at 6 pm Eastern time. More than 350 lots, pulled from prominent estates and collections across New England, will come up for bid.

“Continuing on the momentum of last month’s sale, this catalog features an incredible single owner collection of 32 paintings by noted New England artists of the late 19th and early 20th century,” said Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co’s president and an auctioneer. “Names include Robert Spear Dunning, George Whitaker, Charles Gifford, and Bryant Chapin, amongst others. It will be interesting to see how they perform today. The art market is red-hot right now.”

Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture, added, “While the antique art is sure to perform, this catalog does contain some great pieces of modern and contemporary art. The Roger Mühl oil on canvas is sure to attract interest, along with the Michael Steiner bronze. Also, we can’t forget about the two Maqbool Fida Husain watercolors. This auction is jam packed. Collectors and investors need to mark their calendars right away.”

The paintings by Roger Mühl (France, 1929-2008) and Maqbool Fida Husain (India, 1913-2011) are expected top achievers, each with estimates of $8,000-$12,000. The Mühl work depicts pale pink and red tulips in a celadon colored vase over polychromatic patches of color. Measuring 19 ½ inches by 20 ½ inches (canvas, less frame), the abstract painting is signed lower right and titled Tulipes Rouges on verso. It also retains the original label from Findlay Galleries (N.Y.).

Roger Mühl was a 20th-century French painter best known for his light-drenched landscape renderings of the south of France. His paintings often featured built-up impasto surfaces and utilized complimentary colors and neutral tones, creating both atmosphere and physicality in his subtle compositions. He studied at National School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg but spent most of his life living and working in Provence, while exhibiting worldwide.

There are two paintings by Maqbool Fida Husain in the auction, both of them watercolors. One is a polychromatic rendering, depicting a dancing Ganesha. Signed “Husain” lower left and measuring 20 inches by 14 inches (less frame), it was purchased directly from the artist by a prominent Ohio collector and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Husain’s son, Shafat.

The other is an equestrian painting, depicting a galloping, monochromatic horse in moonlight, lined with sepia and blue. Larger than the other work, at 33 inches by 24 inches (less frame), it’s also signed “Husain” lower left, is from the same Ohio collector and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Shafat Husain. Maqbool Fida Husain is often called “the Picasso of India.”

A still life painting of fruit by Robert Spear Dunning (Mass./N.H., 1829-1905), depicting peaches, a pear and bundles of red and green grapes glistening under light is expected to gavel for $6,000-$9,000. The 7 ¼ inch by 11 ¼ inch canvas (less frame) was pulled from a large Massachusetts estate and is signed and dated “R.S. Dunning 1896” on verso and lower right.

Dunning was a founder of the Fall River School in Massachusetts and is best known for his realist trompe l’oeil paintings. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and his work is housed in many public collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Fall River Historical Society in Massachusetts; the Columbus Museum in Ohio and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

A large, 17th century Flemish Old Master hunting scene, measuring 34 ½ inches by 43 ¾ inches, carries an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. The genre painting depicts a man on horseback and three men wielding spears chasing a deer across the river with hunting dogs. The scene is framed by full trees and neoclassical structures in the distance beneath a pink sky. The work is unsigned.

A fine Chinese silk gold thread dragon robe dating to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) is expected to change hands for $2,000-$3,000. The beautiful early robe of high quality, 29 inches long and approximately 22 inches wide at the shoulders, is finely decorated with raised gold thread five-toed dragons flying amongst clouds with bats and cranes, and with a lower crashing wave border.

An early 20th century round African Baule tribe Kplekple carved wood mask with two horns, protruding eyes, a low mouth and beard, decorated in red, black and white paint, 17 inches tall and deaccessioned from the collection of a cultural museum in Alabama, should reach $2,000-$3,000. The mask has a minor split bottom right and a few areas of wear and losses to the paint.

A preview is available by appointment the week of and day of sale, with doors opening at 9 am Eastern time. The auction will begin at 6 pm EST. Bidding is available via in-person, absentee, telephone or Internet, with a 20% buyer’s premium (or 18% with cash, check or wire transfer).

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 357-lot, online-only Estate Fine Art & Antiques auction scheduled for Monday, February 21st, please visit www.bruneauandco.com.

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, call them at 401-533-9980. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, visit www.bruneauandco.com.

Miller & Miller will Hold A Major Online-Only Canadiana & Folk Art Auction on Saturday, February 12th, at 9 am Eastern

New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, January 28, 2022 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Original oil paintings by Franz Johnston and Alexander Young Jackson, both founding members of Canada’s “Group of Seven”, plus a one-piece Adam-style corner cupboard from an estate near Orono, Ontario are expected top lots in an online-only Canadiana & Folk Art auction slated for Saturday, Feb. 12th, by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.

The 376-lot auction has a start time of 9 am Eastern time, with Internet bidding available on the Miller & Miller website (www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com), as well as LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The categories include folk art, furniture, art, tools, Canadiana, architectural items, vintage toys, pottery and stoneware, and beautiful textiles.

The oil on board rendering by Franz Johnston (1888-1949), titled The Battlement, Lake of the Woods, measures 13 inches by 10 ½ inches and is expected to climb to $22,000-$30,000. It is a vibrant and rare example, with strong brush strokes and content that’s typical of ‘The Group Impressionism’. Johnston resigned from the Group in 1924 as his style became more “realistic”.

The oil on panel by Alexander Young Jackson (1882-1974) is titled St. Lawrence South Shore Village (circa 1945) and measures 10 ½ inches by 13 ½ inches (estimate: $18,000-$28,000). It shows wonderful color and detail and has gallery labels on back for Klinkhoff, Montreal and Thielsen, London. Jackson was key in bringing together the artists of Montreal and Toronto.

The one-piece Adam-style corner cupboard, made in Canada around 1835, features a fluted frieze on the cornice and astragal glazing on the upper doors. Each upper door has 13 panes of glass, while the lower section has two flat paneled doors above a bracket base. The cupboard, in untouched condition, is 84 inches tall by 50 inches wide and is expected to hit $8,000-$12,000.

Also featured will be Part 2 of the many collections of Marty Osler. Part 1, held in April 2021, was led by a select offering of decoys, fishing reels and rods, many by Hardy Bros. of England. The decoy collection was primarily Canadian and included examples by Carl O. Rankin, Frank Dolsen, Billy Ellis and Ken Anger. Part 2 will focus on select Canadiana and decorative arts.

All prices in this report are in Canadian dollars and include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.

“We are very excited about this second sale of select Canadiana and decorative arts from Marty Osler’s personal collection,” said Peter Baker, who Miller & Miller engaged to serve as an advisor for the sale. “Marty collected exceptional and unusual pieces, including painted country furniture and classic folk art that are the backbone of this sale, but we are also pleased to offer works by prominent artists such as Robert Pilot, Manly Macdonald, A.F. Loemans, Goodridge Roberts, Horatio Walker, and Jackson and Johnston.”

“In addition,” Mr. Baker continued, “we have the imaginative folk art of Edmond Chatigny, George Cockayne and Ewald Rentz and, rarely seen in Canada, pieces by noted outsider artists Purvis Young, R.A. Miller, Steve Sutch, Howard Finster and Jim Sudduth.”

Baker concluded, “Traditional collectors will find North American beadwork, stoneware, weathervanes, cast-iron toys and several book pieces of Canadiana in the sale. This promises to be a truly memorable auction with many pieces having not seen the ‘light-of-day for decades.”

Two oil on canvas paintings by another renowned “Group of Seven” artist – Manly Edward MacDonald (1889-1971) – will come up for bid: Log House, signed lower left (estimate: $4,000-$5,000); and The First Snow, an earlier painting considering the wooden wedge construction (estimate: $2,000-$3,000). Both works are housed in their original frames, which is significant, as he had a Scottish carpenter who created hand-carved frames that added value to his paintings.

A watercolor on paper of a Quebec Village by Marc-Aurèle Fortin (1888-1970), diminutive at just 10 inches by 12 inches (sight), was painted circa 1925, showing a double-spired church with the Quebec hills in the background (estimate: $2,000-$3,500). Also, an oil on canvas Forest Landscape by Goodridge Roberts (1904-1974), 15 ½ inches by 19 ½ inches (sight), of a forest landscape with a brilliant blue sky (possibly a Georgian Bay view) should fetch $2,500-$3,000.

Canadian-made furniture pieces will be offered in abundance and will include the following:

  • A standing two-piece pine secretary (Ontario, circa 1850-1860), in an untouched grain-painted surface, with a scalloped flat cornice, the upper section having two double-paneled doors, two drawers and adjustable interior shelves (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).
  • A Western Canadian Ukrainian step-back cupboard painted in yellow, cream and green, circa 1900, 79 inches tall by 44 inches wide, from the Yorktown area of Saskatchewan, with original metal hardware on the drawers and upper door (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).
  • An early 20th century Canadian dining table from the Peryhitka family (Hubbard, Saskatchewan), with a deep scalloped skirt on all sides and having a scrub top with the base in light brown paint over the original dark reddish brown (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

Sculptures by Edmond Chatigny (1895-1992) will include a rare and large Bird Sculpture, made in Quebec circa 1970, depicting a bird in brown paint with white and green splotches, mounted on a square stool base, 30 inches tall (estimate: $3,500-$5,000); and a Farm Scene sculpture, also made in Quebec circa 1970, showing a farmer in a plumed hat plowing with a pair of oxen, while multiple birds and flowers line the field, mounted on a platform base (estimate: $2,500-$3,500).

Wonderful decorative accessories will be plentiful. Just a few highlight examples are as follows:

  • A late 18th century Pennsylvania bride’s box, 18 ¼ inches by 11 ½ inches, of pegged construction, a large oval band box with stitched joints and a marvelous painted surface, the lid showing a man serenading a woman with his mandolin (estimate: $2,500-$3,500).
  • An important, large and joyful ship whirligig in tin of a white ship on blue seas by Quebec artist Ernest Joly, circa 1970, with a ship that rocks back and forth when the propeller turns, a captain at the helm, 36 inches by 57 inches (estimate: $2,500-$3,000).
  • A fretwork panel with religious scenes marked “Elohim” (God of Israel in the Bible’s Old Testament), made in Ontario circa 1970, 37 ½ inches by 48 ½ inches, exhibiting great colors and superb detail, mounted on a pine backboard (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the auction on February 12th, please visit http://www.millerandmillerauctions.com.

Oil Painting by Hudson River School Artist Julie Hart Beers Sells for $20,000 in Bruneau & Co.’s Jan. 6th Online Auction

Cranston, RI, USA, January 15, 2022 -/ExPressRelease UK/- An oil on canvas landscape painting by Hudson River School artist Julie Hart Beers (N.J./Mass., 1835-1913), titled Summer at Mossy Brook, was one of the top lots in an online-only Estate Fine Art & Antiques auction held January 6th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, fetching a robust $20,000, including the buyer’s premium. Other original artworks also did well.

The auction featured 386 lots, mostly pulled from estates and collections across New England. “The auction was exciting to start the New Year off with a lot of bidding action on all platforms and on all categories from fine arts to Asian across the board,” said Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co’s president and an auctioneer. “It was good to see. We look forward to the rest of 2022.”

The Beers painting was a naturalistic depiction of towering birch trees beside a glistening lake. The 17 inch by 11 inch work (less frame), was signed “Julie H. Beers ‘78” bottom right and titled on verso. Beers’s work conveys the intimacy of the Hudson River and New England’s vast landscapes. She was one of only a few prolific female painters of the Victorian era.

Beers was the sister of two other Hudson River School artists: James McDougal Hart and William Hart. She learned to paint from them, as well as her husband, who was also an artist. Her work was widely exhibited throughout the United States, including the Boston Athenaeum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and National Academy of Design.

“It was uplifting to see such strong results for the Julie Beers and Anthony Thieme paintings, as more traditional subjects have been depressed,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture. “It was a good sign for the markets as we enter 2022.”

The painting by Anthony Thieme (Mass./Calif., 1888-1954) was a watercolor on paper that depicted groups of men in boats floating through calm waters, surrounded by tropical trees. The work measured 19 ½ inches by 28 inches (sight, less frame), and was signed “A Thieme” in the lower right corner. The painting easily bested its $500-$800 estimate, finishing at $12,500.

Thieme studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts under George Hacker, then later in Italy and Germany. He’s best known for depictions of boats, fishermen and harbors. Thieme was a major figure in the Rockport (Mass.) School of American regional art and was an accomplished en plein air artist. But he suffered from depression and took his own life at age 66.

An original portrait painting by Edgar S. Paxson (Mont., 1852-1919), of a Native American man with a strong side profile, long thick black hair and a single feather adornment over a rich blue background, changed hands for $12,500. The oil on board painting, 5 ½ inches by 4 ½ inches, was housed in a 9 inch by 8 inch frame and signed and dated “E. S. Paxson 1906” lower right.

Paxson was a notable artist of the vanishing West, born in New York with his early art education received from his father, a sign painter and carriage decorator. He moved to Montana in 1881, where his studios became popular attractions for artists visiting the West. Paxson was most interested in painting the portraits of those who fought at Little Big Horn. This led him to befriend and ultimately paint Gall, the Chief of the Sioux.

An oil on canvas abstract modern painting by Sudanese artist Hussein Shariffe (1934-2005) found a new owner for $11,250. The work depicted an abstract figure with an elongated, spindly neck and legs, beside a bird in deep muted colors, with the setting sun as a backdrop. The 32 inch by 24 inch (sight) painting was signed “Shariffe” lower left.

Shariffe attended the University of Cambridge, then later the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, where he studied under Lucien Freud (1922-2011). In 1960, Shariffe began to teach at the School of Fine Arts in Khartoum, which marked a period of experimentation in his craft. Shariffe’s work has been exhibited at Gallery One in London, the Sao Paulo Biennial in Brazil, the Sharjar Art Foundation, as well as in Jordan, Egypt and Germany.

An early 20th century black “Supercharged” Auburn pedal car, made by Murray Mfg. Co. (Cleveland, Ohio), was a surprise sleeper of the auction, roaring past its $300-$500 pre-sale estimate to sell for $5,938. The car came out of the collection of a Plainfield (Conn.) estate, and measured 52 inches in length. It had scratches and paint loss from age and use.

The runner-up top lot, after the Beers painting, was an exquisitely carved, 19th century European mahogany stained glass bronze bar. The bar, 10 feet tall by 13 feet 6 inches wide, featured stained glass trim over a large mirror decorated with blue and white tiles over a marble top over three doors, one opening to reveal a sink, flanked by two large bronze figural columns depicting Herculean men with lion fur draped over their shoulders.

The bar was removed from Miramar Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island and fell short of its $20,000-$40,000 estimate, selling for $19,200. It has some minor casting flaws to the bronze figural columns and some light surface wear, but was otherwise in good condition. Magnificent mahogany bars like the one in the sale are a wonderful addition to any home.

Internet bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. Phone and absentee bids were also accepted. All prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, please visit www.bruneauandco.com.

62 Original Paintings by Hudson River School Artists are Being Sold Online Through Feb. 16 by Absolute Auction & Realty

Pleasant Valley, NY, USA, January 14, 2022 -/ExPressRelease UK/- An online-only auction dedicated entirely to a single-owner collection of paintings by noted artists from the renowned Hudson River School – 62 works in all – is being held online now, by Absolute Auction & Realty. The auction will end on Wednesday, February 16th. People can register and bid now, on the AAR website, at www.AARauctions.com.

The curated auction is from the personal collection of Robert and Susan Doyle of Fishkill, N.Y., dedicated collectors of the first American School of Art that later became known as the Hudson River School, in upstate New York. All the paintings are original works and nearly all have been professionally cleaned and conserved. Every painting would be a worthy addition to a collection.

The Hudson River School consisted of mid-19th century “Nature Painters” who found spirituality in nature. These adventuresome artists hiked to see impressive views. They sketched and did studies in the field to bring back to their studios and create finished paintings. In doing so, these artists celebrated and depicted the pristine magnificence of the American landscape of the period.

The Hudson River served as the main route of travel to the best places; it also provided the best subject matter. New York City, with the National Academy of Design, was at the center of the American art world in the 19th century. Now, seasoned collectors, as well as novices to the genre, can experience the beauty, tranquility and grandness of nature from the palettes of these artists.

Lot 1, by Thomas Benjamin Pope (1834-1891), is an oil on canvas titled View from West Point and is a classic Hudson River School depiction, of a cadet couple looking north toward Pollepel Island and the Northgate to the Highlands. The view has Storm King Mountain on the left and Breakneck Mountain on the right. The work is 12 inches by 22 inches (sight, minus the frame).

Lot 3 is an oil on canvas by Fred Pansing (N.Y./Germany, 1844-1912), depicting Hudson River Schooners sailing in the widest part of the Hudson River, at the “Tappan Sea”. The painting, done circa 1880, is 9 ¼ inches by 16 ¼ inches (sight, less frame). Pansing was born in Germany and immigrated to New York in 1865, where he honed his craft as a painter of sailing vessels.

Lot 5 is an oil on canvas, signed and dated 1859 by Edmund C. Coates (1816-1871). The work, titled American Harvesting, was originally painted by Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900) in 1851. Other Hudson River School artists also depicted this view, with slight variations. Coates’s interpretation measures 20 inches by 25 inches (sight, less frame). He was also a portrait artist.

Lot 7 is an oil on canvas by David Maitland Armstrong (1836-1918), believed by the Doyles to be A View from Moodna Creek (Murderer’s Creek), looking east at Pollepel Island with the Fishkill Mountains (Highlands) beyond. The 19 ½ inch by 23 inch (sight, less frame) painting comes with a copy of Armstrong’s book, Day Before Yesterday, Reminiscences of a Varied Life.

Lot 10 is an oil on canvas by William Rickarby Miller (1818-1893), titled View of New York City from Weehawken, NJ. It measures 21 inches by 35 ½ inches and is signed and dated 1860 lower left. Miller was a prolific painter, producing hundreds of watercolors, oils and pen-and-ink sketches. His work can be seen in the collection of the prestigious New York Historical Society.

Lot 12 is an oil on canvas autumn view attributed to Edward Nichols (1819-1872), titled Salt Grass Harvesting. The work depicts a hay wagon at “Southgate” of the Hudson River, with Anthony’s Nose Mountain on the left and Dunderberg Mountain on the right (current location of the Bear Mountain bridge crossing). Overall, with frame, the painting is 31 inches by 45 inches.

Lot 26 is an oil on canvas by General George Pope Morris (1802-1864), titled Undercliff (where Morris lived, in Cold Spring, N.Y.). The painting is 18 inches by 24 inches (sight, less frame). Lot 59 is a signed and dated (1873) oil on canvas rendering of a mother and child picking berries in the Highlands, by R. Wentworth. Little is known of Mr. Wentworth – not even his first name.

Lot 36 is a large landscape view with a river in the distance by George Lafayette Clough (1824-1901). The painting, housed in a 37 ½ inch by 28 ½ inch frame, is signed “G. L. Clough” lower left. Clough studied in France, Holland, Italy and Germany, but settled in New York, where his favorite locales included the Adirondacks and the lovely woodland areas of upstate New York.

Lot 45 is an oil on canvas View of Sunset Sailing on the River by Edmund Darch Lewis (1835-1910), impressive at 32 inches by 49 ½ inches (overall, including frame). Lewis was born in Philadelphia and his wonderful views of Pennsylvania, New York and New England were avidly collected by Philadelphia art patrons. By the early 1880s he had amassed a substantial fortune.

Lot 60 is an oil on canvas View of Sugarloaf Mountain on the Hudson River with Sailboat by Norton Bush (1834-1894), artist signed and dated 1874. The artwork measures 13 inches by 24 inches (sight, less frame). Through many of his paintings, Bush’s goal was to inspire the viewer with the overwhelming aspects of nature and the diminished relative position of human beings.

Previews are available online 24 hours a day, or in person by appointment only (and only to registered bidders), from Feb 2-16 in Fishkill, N.Y. To schedule an in-person preview, you may call Absolute Auction & Realty at (800) 243-0061 or (845) 635-3169; or, you can send an email to info@AARauctions.com. A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases.

For more information about Absolute Auction & Realty and online-only auction dedicated to the personal collection of Hudson River School paintings of Robert and Susan Doyle, online now and ending Wednesday, February 16th, visit www.AARauctions.com. Updates are posted often.

EstateOfMind’s Feb. 5 Online-Only Auction will Feature Estate Jewelry and Watches, Rare Coins, more

Middletown, NY, USA, January 11, 2022 -/ExPressRelease UK/- EstateOfMind’s first major auction event of 2022 will be an online-only affair slated for Saturday, February 5th, starting at 11 am Eastern time. The sale will be an offering of fine jewelry, coins, watches and decorative accessories from prominent estates, bank safety deposit boxes and family heirloom collections; online bidding is via LiveAuctioneers.com.

Included will be 9-24kt gold and sterling jewelry from antique to modern; high-grade Morgan silver dollars; other coins and currency; estate pocket and wristwatches from the 19th and 20th century; and over 25 violin bows by famous makers. Previews will be held January 31st-February 4th by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 845-386-4403. Masks are required.

“This auction is scheduled for nine days before Valentine’s Day, so that should give dealers and collectors ample time to have their purchases shipped to them,” said Darrell Dirr, the owner of EstateOfMind. “I wouldn’t exactly call this a diverse auction, but we do have over nine pounds of gold jewelry and about thirty pound of sterling jewelry that will be up for bid in large lots.”

Highlighting the jewelry category will be a Georgian style gilt 9kt yellow gold setting diamond necklace with approximately 7 carats of full cut diamonds; an Art Deco 14kt yellow gold and diamond ring with around 4 carats of mine-cut diamonds; and a circa 1960s set of Indian 22kt yellow gold natural pearl and red coral necklace and earrings set weighing a total of 115 grams.

Watches will include an Alphonse Matile-Geneva 18kt yellow gold hunt case pocket watch with box hinge, “presented to Thomas Mooney by Charles A. Schultz Dec. 25th 1882”; a circa 1960 Vacheron & Constantin for LeCoultre 14kt white gold diamond mystery dial unisex watch; a circa 1940 Movado 14kt gold wristwatch; and a circa 1950 Rolex 18kt yellow gold lady’s watch.

The over 30 high-grade Morgan silver dollars will include an 1886-P, graded MS64 and an 1879-S, graded MS64. Other coins will include a 1928-P Peace silver dollar, graded MS64; a 1911-D Indian Head Quarter Eagle (2 ½ dollar) gold coin; a lot of four impressed Indian gold coins, including Quarter and Half Eagles (1908, 1909, 1915 and 1908) and a 1798 Liberty silver dollar.

Decorative accessories will feature a rare and unusual circa 1984 Gucci evening bag with enameled crystal snake head clasp and original invoice to the previous owner with Gucci papers; vintage perfumes; circa 1960 Gorham sterling Corinthian column candlesticks, 12 ¼ inches tall; a large circa 1910 Gorham sterling covered tureen, 10 inches wide; and Waterman fountain pens.

The violin bows will be by makers such as G.A. Moyer, Valoni, E.H. Roth, Voirin, Karl Beck, Karl Herman, Dorfler, Carl Suss, J. Richter, Tubbs, Homa, Weldlich and H.R. Pfretzshner. Other items of interest will include a 1930/40 Air King Model A-600 Catlin/Bakelite radio; Victorian canes; and circa 1960 Mid-Century Modern stork shell sculpture signed Binazzi, 21 inches tall.

Returning to jewelry, also sold will be an Indian 22kt yellow gold and Burmese ruby necklace and chandelier earrings set, circa 1960s, with approximately 15 carats of Burmese rubies; an Indian 22/24kt yellow gold necklace and bangle bracelet set, circa 1970s; and an Art Deco 14kt white gold and diamond ring boasting a large aquamarine of over 25 carats, circa 1950s or ‘60s.

Additional wristwatches will include a circa 1920 Art Deco platinum and diamond watch with 3 carats of clean bright white European cut diamonds; a 1940s Gallet stainless steel watch with a chronograph dial; a Tiffany & Co. ladies 14kt yellow gold watch; an Illinois Sangamo 23j watch; a circa 1960 Omega Seamaster wristwatch; a circa 1940 Helbros chronograph; a 19th century Swiss steel chronograph pocket watch with fancy dial, size 18; and a large lot of watch parts.

More from the coins category will include a 1798 Flowing Hair silver dollar; a rare 1890 proof struck Indian head penny, graded PF-65; a 1909 VDB Lincoln cent, graded MS-64; a lot of two Morgan silver dollars (an 1878-S 7 Tail Feathers dollar and a 1921-P dollar); nice collections of V.A.M. and Carson City silver dollars; and $1,000 and $500 Federal Reserve paper notes, 1934.

Back to jewelry, items of note will include an ancient bracelet with a large piece of amber dating to the Jurassic Period (101-145 million years old); four lots of Baltic amber necklaces, including one lot of five 19th and 20th century butterscotch amber necklaces; a 20th century Vienna cold painted 14kt yellow gold and sterling figural cat-and-mouse brooch, hallmarked; a 19th century Victorian Baltic egg yolk amber necklace, 3.3 oz.; plus large box lots of modern sterling jewelry.

Fans of silver will be treated to a rare Ball Tompkins & Black coin silver water pitcher, circa 1850, weighing 36.9 oz.; a large sterling tureen weighing 84 oz.; Gorham Lancaster rose sterling flatware; a Tiffany & Company maker’s sterling bowl; and a Gorham sterling flatware Fairfax pattern for twelve. Also sold will be fine Waterford crystal and a Bradley & Hubbard lamp base.

To learn more about EstateOfMind and the online-only auction planned for Saturday, February 5th, please visit www.EstateOfMind.biz.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will Greet The New Year with An Online-Only Estate Fine Art & Antiques Auction on January 6th

Cranston, RI, USA, December 23, 2021 –ExPressRelease UK An exquisitely carved mahogany stained glass bronze bar pulled from a mansion home in Newport, Rhode Island, and an oil on canvas abstract modern painting by the Sudanese Asian artist Hussein Shariffe (1934-2005), are expected top lots in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ online-only Estate Fine Art & Antiques auction slated for Thursday, January 6th.

The auction, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, features 386 lots, mostly from prominent estates and collections across New England. “This auction includes wonderful paintings from New England collections, ranging from Impressionists to Modern works, rarely seen at auction,” said Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co’s president and an auctioneer. “We’re excited to be offering them.”

Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture, added, “This is an exciting way to start the New Year, with an antique and fine art auction. It’s going to be interesting seeing what the Hussein Shariffe painting brings in today’s market.” The painting, from the collection of an Uxbridge, Massachusetts estate, has an estimate of $8,000-$12,000.

The work depicts an abstracted figure with elongated spindly neck and legs beside a bird in deep muted colors with a setting sun in the background. The canvas (sight, less frame), measures 32 inches by 24 inches. It’s artist signed “Shariffe” in the lower left corner.

The 19th century European-made mahogany bar, 10 feet tall by 13 feet 6 inches wide, features stained glass trim over a large mirror decorated with blue and white tiles over a marble top over three doors, one opening to reveal a sink, flanked by two large bronze figural columns depicting Herculean men with lion fur draped over their shoulders.

The bar was removed from Miramar Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island and is expected to sell for $20,000-$40,000. It has just some minor casting flaws to the bronze figural columns and light surface wear associated with age and use but otherwise it’s in good condition. Magnificent mahogany bars like this are a wonderful addition to any home.

A bronze sculpture by Anna Hyatt Huntington (Mass./Calif., 1876-1973), titled Descending Panther, has an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. The piece, 6 ½ inches tall, depicts a crouching panther with one leg outstretched highlighting the animal’s muscular physique. It’s signed “Anna V. Hyatt” and “174 Gorham Co. Founders 038″ on the base.

Huntington first found her love of animals through her father’s work as a paleontologist and art through her mother’s illustrations. She studied under Henry Hudson Kitson in Boston and Hermon Atkins MacNeil at the Art Students League. She was a member of the National Academy of Design, the Copely Society and the National Sculpture Society.

A Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.) period gilt bronze Buddha, approximately 11 ¾ inches tall, is expected to realize $2,000-$3,000. The figure depicts a seated Buddha dressed in ornate robes with its hands in the karana mudra position. It shows losses to the gilt and paint and general wear associated with age and use, but is in overall good shape.

A large, 19th century wood and metal American folk art game wheel, numbered 1 thru 30 and standing 36 inches tall by 23 ½ inches wide, should fetch $500-$800. The wheel is painted a vivid red with green botanical rosettes on each spoke over a figural carved fruit column supported by a round base. It came from the collection of a Massachusetts estate.

A preview is available by appointment the week of and day of sale, with doors opening at 9 am Eastern time. The auction will begin at 6 pm EST. Bidding is available via in-person, absentee, telephone or Internet, with a 20% buyer’s premium (or 18% with cash, check or wire transfer).

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 386-lot, online-only Estate Fine Art & Antiques auction scheduled for Thursday, January 6th, please visit www.bruneauandco.com.

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.

Paintings by Indian Artists B. Prabha and Maqbool Fida Husain Lead The Way in Bruneau & Co.’s Nov. 15th Online Auction

Cranston, RI, USA, November 19, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Paintings by two renowned Indian artists took top lot honors in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ online-only Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction held November 15th. A work by B. Prabha (1933-2001), titled Indian Women Painting, soared to $38,750, while a Cubist figural watercolor by Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), of a couple on horseback, realized $10,625.

Both artists have appeared in past Bruneau & Co. auctions. In September, an oil on canvas Cubist painting by Husain, depicting a rider on the back of a wild horse, sold for $43,750. 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.

The B. Prabha painting in the November auction was the expected top lot, but it still sailed past its $15,000-$20,000 estimate to sell to an eager bidder. The work depicted six Indian women with their hair tied back and long limbs, walking through a village, 30 ½ inches by 77 ½ inches. It was signed by Prabha’s agent, Nayana Sarmalkar, and came with a certificate of authenticity.

“It’s always nice to see an appreciation for a beautiful painting, as the Prabha soared over the estimate and sold to a collector in Illinois,” said Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co’s president and an auctioneer. The painting was by far the top achieve of the 325+ lots in the auction.

The Husain watercolor depicted a man and woman in bright polychromatic outfits on the back of a white horse. Housed in a 33 inch by 27 inch frame, it sold within estimate. 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 auction featured fine items pulled from prominent estates and collections across New England, to include artwork, decorative arts, collectibles, Asian arts and other objects.

“Internet competition was fierce,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer. “This was a great auction to round out 2021. The last two auctions will be Historic Arms and Militaria and then Comic, Toy, TCG & Sports on December 11th before the holidays. It was great year for us.”

Following are additional highlights from the auction. Internet bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the Bruneau mobile app on iTunes or GooglePlay. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.

A mixed media portrait painting mounted to canvas, signed by Han Van Meegeren (Netherlands, 1889-1947), depicting a man in a robe clutching his chest as he stares off into the distance, 73 inches by 33 inches, finished at $5,938. Meegeren was known for his forgeries of famous works by Frans Hals, Pieter de Hooch, Gerard ter Borch and Johannes Vermeer, among other artists.

A late 19th/early 20th century Malles Goyard large rectangular French steamer trunk that opened to one removable tray with two lidded compartments brought $5,312. The trunk was marked, “Malles Goyard 233 Rue Saint Honore Paris Monte Carlo Biarritz” on a metal tag and “Goyard” on the top of the lid. Each side was initialed “H.C.” in red letters.

An Odd Fellows taxidermy baboon hand lamp, made in the United States in the late 19th or early 20th century, 22 ¾ inches tall, changed hands for $4,375 (blowing past its $250-$400 estimate). The taxidermy baboon hand was surrounded by deep purple velvet inside a clock case decorated with acanthus leaves and a brass eye. The Odd Fellows was a non-political, non-sectarian fraternal order founded in 1819 in Baltimore by Thomas Wildey.

A gorgeous Chinese Art Deco rug, made circa 1920 and measuring 11 feet 7 inches by 9 feet 2 inches, featuring a blue, green, yellow, red and purple pictorial landscape over a red field surrounded by blue borders, sold to a determined bidder for $4,062. It, too, easily bested its estimate of $800-$1,200 by about fourfold, despite some minor wear.

Lots 1, 2 and 3 were circus sideshow banners, led by Lot 1, titled That Strange Creature Obby Dobby Alive by Fred G. Johnson (American, 1892-1990), considered to be the best sideshow circus banner artist in history. The banner, 7 feet 10 inches by 9 feet 7 inches, featured a large, colorfully painted iguana in a jungle setting. It gaveled for $3,750.

Fetching the same amount was an early 20th century, German-made F & R Enders 4/4 violin, with a label marked “F & R Enders Reproduction of Nicholas Gagliano” to the interior. The instrument, one of several in the sale, featured a spruce face with an ebonized finger board and chin rest. The back consisted of a single piece of tiger maple.To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming events, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming events, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently.

Shannon’s Fall Fine Art Auction, Oct. 28, Posts Strong Prices, Record Results, A $3.6 Million Gross

Milford, CT, USA, November 5, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Lively bidding over the phone and online drove the results at Shannon’s online-only Fall Fine Art Auction held October 28th. Nearly 80 percent of the 177 lots offered were sold, realizing $3.6 million in total sales. All prices reported include the buyer’s premium.

The top lot in the auction was the cover lot, a large watercolor on two sheets of paper by Charles Burchfield, titled January Sun. The painting flew past the estimate before the bidding slowed, selling for $375,000 over the phone. A second Burchfield work, Lincoln Avenue at Main Street, Salem, Ohio, sold for $100,000. From the same collection, a Thomas Hart Benton oil Study for Sugar Cane sold for $275,000 to a Midwestern institution.

Modernist works in the sale were led by a Roberto Matta Untitled painting from 1965. This large-format, surrealist composition measured 80 inches by 150 inches and sold for $200,000 to a museum collection. A Henry Moore drawing titled Rocking Chairs climbed to $162,500; a Marc Chagall watercolor, The Parasol, brought $37,500; Clyde Singer’s Hotel Back Door went for $35,000; and a colorful Paul Jenkins watercolor hit $21,250. Shannon’s set a world record price for Lennart Anderson at $20,000 for a painterly oil, Still Life with Jelly Donuts and Knife.

Three new world records were set for female artists led by a Fidelia Bridges portfolio that sold for $181,250 to a museum collection. A painting by Susan Watkins, a student of Chase, titled Woman Playing a Guitar (1901), sold for $106,250, also to a museum, and Felicie Waldo Howell’s view of Main Street, Gloucester from 1918 gaveled for $57,500.

Leading the results for early 20th century American art, Walter Launt Palmer’s Morning Brook sold for $137,500. A snowy View of Broad Street, New York rose to $125,000, and a new world record was set for Harry Aiken Vincent, whose view of Rockport Harbor sold for $52,500.

Buyers chased quality in the 19th century American art and Hudson River School offerings.

Jasper Francis Cropsey’s Luminist view On the Susquehanna River sold for $112,500; a large Worthington Whittredge, A Primitive Forest Brook, fetched $81,250; a view of Niagara Falls by Hermann Herzog earned $50,000; and a George Inness work titled Light Triumphant sold for $50,000. European paintings were led by Eugene Von Blass’ romantic portrait of Musette that finished at $125,000.

Shannon’s Managing Partner, Sandra Germain, commented, “This was the best sale we have had in ten years. The quality of our offerings was exceptional for the auction. We have found that our buyers, both existing and new, were excited to work with us before the sale, whether in person or through our many virtual previews. I am very pleased with the results and look forward to our continued success in the American art market.”

To learn more, visit www.shannons.com.

Paintings by Kikuo Saito and Constantin Kluge, Plus A Stoneware Vessel by Claude Conover, Top Estimates at Neue Auctions

Beachwood, OH, USA, November 6, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- An oil painting by the Japanese-American artist Kikuo Saito (1939-2016), a colorful Parisian street scene by Constantin Kluge (French, 1912-2003), and a large stoneware vessel by Claude Conover (American, 1907-1994) all finished well above their high estimates in Neue Auctions’ online-only Fine Art & Antiques auction on Saturday, October 30th.

The Saito painting, titled Summer Ghost (1997) was the sale’s top lot, finishing at $14,760 against an estimate of $7,000-$10,000. The work, 50 inches by 57 ¾ inches (sight, less frame), was signed, titled and dated. Saito was an abstract painter with ties to the Color Field movement and Lyrical abstraction. His paintings infused saturated colorscapes with delicately drawn lines.

There were two Kluge oils on offer. The Parisian cityscape, titled Place de la Madeleine, signed and 40 inches by 46 inches, as framed, went for $9,840 against an estimate of $5,000-$8,000; while the aptly titled Village on a River, artist signed lower right and with a canvas size of 28 ½ inches by 36 inches, changed hands for $3,444, which was within the estimate of $2,000-$4,000.

The very large Claude Conover “Milpa” stoneware vessel of ovoid shouldered form, having a circular mouth and signed to the base, 23 inches tall, soared past its $4,000-$6,000 estimate to bring $8,610. The large size of this structure makes one think about how Conover here stretches the limits of ceramic structure. Conover was educated locally, at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

The auction overall contained 334 lots of fine art, antiques, jewelry, carpets, furniture and decorative arts. “Neue Auctions routinely achieves top-market prices for fine art across a broad range of collecting categories,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. “The October 30th auction had a wide variety of art and antiques for everyone.”

Following are additional highlights from the auction. Internet bidding was facilitated by Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. All prices quoted include a 23 percent buyer’s premium.”

Lots that way outperformed expectations included a pair of Chinese painted panels, each painted in ink and color on silk with immortals with various accoutrements, 60 inches by 32 inches, that hammered for $7,380 against a $500-$1,000 estimate; and a woodcut in colors on paper by Max Pechstein (German, 1881-1995), titled Jumpers (1912), signed lower right and inscribed lower left, 7 ½ inches by 12 inches (image). It brought $5,227, easily besting the $300-$500 estimate.

A 19th century Khotan handwoven wool carpet, made in Eastern Turkestan, ended up being the third top lot of the auction, selling for $9,840, more even than the Conover vessel and topping its $3,000-$5,000 pre-sale estimate. The 22-foot by 11-foot-1-inch rug had a vase and pomegranate design on a vibrant blue field, the borders having floral scroll and medallion and cloud designs.

The sterling silver category was led by a large Tiffany & Company monteith, circa 1966, of oval form with a scalloped rim raised on baroque style scroll legs, weighing 109.37 oz. troy ($4,305); and an International sterling silver flatware service in the Royal Danish pattern, monogrammed and in vintage condition with normal wear from use, weighing about 159.82 oz. troy ($3,705).

Other silver lots featured a streamlined mid-century Japanese .950 silver tea service comprising a teapot, a coffee pot, a creamer and a covered sugar with impressed marks, weighing 67.48 oz. troy ($1,476); and a beautiful Gorham sterling silver flatware service for twelve, with all pieces monogrammed on the handles and properly marked, weighing about 145.83 troy oz. ($2,952).

The sale featured a nice collection of American curly maple furniture, to include a lovely 19th century curly maple drop leaf dining table with a finely figured single board rectangular top and two single board drop leaves ($2,337); and a 19th century curly maple two-drawer stand made from nicely figured wood, finished on all sides and raised on turned legs, 30 inches tall ($1,722).

Additional American furniture included an 18th century Chippendale mahogany chest of drawers with a rectangular top over four graduated long drawers with reeded quarter columns flanking ($3,690); and a diminutive 18th century mahogany Queen Anne gate leg table having a circular top with two drop leaves and raised on cabriole legs ending in pad feet, 25 inches tall ($1,722).

Original oil paintings featured an oil on canvas marine work with ships by John Bentham-Dinsdale (British, 1927-2008), titled The Frolic and Wasp Off Bermuda (1,722); a group of four framed oils on canvas by Andre Michel (French, b. 1945), all Paris street scenes ($1,353); and a Continental School oil on canvas, Venus on a Dolphin with Cupids, nicely framed ($1,353).

Asian lots were led by a Chinese peach bloom glaze vase with applied dragon, shoulder form with a long neck encircled with a dragon from the rim to the shoulder, 9 ½ inches tall, with the six-character mark of Qing Kangxi in underglaze blue ($2,460); and a Chinese Kangxi style famille verte tea caddy, hexagonal form, decorated in an allover pattern with creatures ($1,169).

Two of the more visually arresting lots in the sale were a pair of 75-inch-tall brass and Lucite ionic column torchieres, with brass shades over ionic scroll on rectangular Lucite column forms and squared brass bases ($3,690); and a late 19th century mold blown opalescent coinspot bottle in ruby glass with a swirl pattern shoulder and base. Despite lacking a stopper, it sold for $1,169.

Neue Auctions has become renowned for attracting wild and wonderful items to its sales, and this one was no exception. A few of the more eclectic offerings up for bid were as follows:

  • An 18th century French School oil on canvas Portrait of an Actress, the subject likely a man in women’s garb (as women were routinely denied acting pursuits back then) ($800).
  • A Chief Lelooska (Nez Pearce, d. 1996) painted Eagle Mask (1967), made from carved polychromed wood, copper, hair, feathers and raffia, 23 inches in height ($861).
  • A large and dramatic Chinese scholar’s rock made from craggy c-curved stone with holes in tan-colored stone, in a fitted four-legged carved wood stand, 16 inches tall ($615).
  • Unique and colorful blown, cut and assembled glass and painted aluminum bench made circa 2004 by Therman Statom (Florida, b. 1953), about 65 inches in length ($1,230).

To learn more, visit www.neueauctions.com.

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.