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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.

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.

Crescent City Auction Gallery will Hold An Important Winter Estates Auction, Online and Live in New Orleans, Jan. 21-22

New Orleans, LA, USA, January 8, 2022 –ExPressRelease UK Crescent City Auction Gallery will ring in the New Year with an Important Winter Estates Auction, scheduled for the weekend of January 21st and 22nd, online and in the gallery at 1330 Saint Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Start times are 11 am Central time on Day 1 and 10 am on Day 2. More than 800 lots will come up for bid over the two days.

Featured will be numerous local and regional estates, including property from the estate of Lisa Montgomery of New Orleans and property from the collection of Ronald Ralpheal Levert, the proprietor of Godeau’s Antiques in Baton Rouge. Items will range from fine jewelry (including diamonds and pearls) to vintage couture (Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada, Celine, Gucci, others).

But the sale will also be top-heavy with the quality merchandise people have come to expect from Crescent City Auction Gallery: fine French and American period furniture, original works of art by noted local and regional artists, wonderful decorative accessories (many of them from France and elsewhere across Europe), clocks, candelabra, a nice selection of bronzes and more.

Paintings by renowned New Orleans artists will be led by an oil on canvas by Clementine Hunter (1887-1987), titled Hauling Cotton, signed lower right (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a pastel on paper by George Louis Viavant (1872-1924), titled Natur Morte of Birds, signed lower left (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); and an acrylic on canvas rendered in 1964 by Noel Rockmore (1928-1995), titled Bijou Theatre, Terre Haute, artist signed, dated and titled (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

Paintings by famous regional artists will include a mixed media on paper by William Tolliver (Miss./La., 1951-2000), titled Woman with Melon, signed lower right (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a watercolor by Robert M. Rucker (La., 1932-2001), titled Bayou Landscape with Cabin, signed lower right (estimate: $300-$500); and an oil on panel work by James Kendrick III (La., 1946-2013), titled Shadows on the Teche (1979), signed and dated lower right (estimate: $700-$1,200).

Noteworthy paintings by European artists will feature an oil on canvas by Sir George Clausen (British, 1852-1944), titled The Wave (1892), signed twice and dated verso (estimate: $10,000-$20,000); an oil on canvas by Jan van Ravenswaay (Dutch, 1789-1869), titled Animals on the Farm (1826), signed, dated lower left (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); and an unsigned oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady attributed to Pierre Mignard (French, 1612-1695) (estimate: $600-$900).

French furniture, a Crescent City staple, will feature a 19th century French Provincial carved oak monastery table, 86 ½ inches wide by 34 ½ inches deep (estimate: $1,200-$1,800); an early 19th century French Provincial Louis XV style carved walnut armoire, 92 ½ inches tall by 62 inches wide (estimate: $800-$1,200); and a French Provincial Louis XV style inlaid carved cherry sideboard from the 19th century, 40 ½ inches tall by 54 ½ inches wide (estimate: $700-$1,200).

Furniture not from France, but just as beautiful, will include a late 19th century English carved mahogany Chippendale style highboy, 88 inches in height (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); a 20th century English Georgian style carved mahogany triple pedestal dining table (estimate: $800-$1,200) and eight dining chairs (estimate: $500-$900); and a 19th century Southern American classical style carved mahogany full tester bed, over 110 inches tall (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

Fans of silver will be treated to a large, late 19th or early 20th century American sterling silver repousse five-pint pitcher, possibly crafted by A.G. Schultz of Baltimore, weighing 45.8 troy ounces (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); and a circa 1900 seven-piece Gorham sterling coffee service in the “Fairfax” pattern (#04), weighing a total of 133.8 troy ounces (estimate: $2,500-$4,500).

The wide selection of bronzes will include a 20th century gilt bronze Pastoral Scene by Giuseppe D’Aste (Italian, 1881-1945) depicting a shepherd couple tending to their flock (estimate: $1,000-$2,000). Also offered will be a pair of early 20th century Chinese famille rose porcelain and gilt bronze six-light candelabra, 24 inches tall and 12 inches in diameter (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

Decorative accessories will include a large taxidermied alligator, 105 inches from nose to tail, along with a photograph of the hunter (estimate: $800-$1,200); a built-from-scratch, 20th century ship’s model of the Natchez VI, presented in a custom oak glass case, on a plinth support (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); and a three-piece patinated spelter and green onyx figural clock set with a Madrassi figural group (Jeune Mere) plus a pair of five-light candelabra (estimate: $700-$1,000).

Exhibition previews will be held daily (except on Saturday and Sunday), by appointment only, in the Crescent City gallery, starting on Wednesday, January 12th. An evening preview will be held Tuesday, January 18th, from 5 pm – 6:30 pm Central time. To schedule a preview appointment, call 504-529-5057 or send an email to info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com. Masks are required.

Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and BidSquare.com. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted until 1 pm Central time the day before the auction. A 25 percent buyer’s premium will be applied in-house (three percent discount for cash or check). A printed catalog is available; call 504-529-5057 or email info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

For more regarding Crescent City Auction Gallery and the Important Winter Estates Auction scheduled for the weekend of January 21st and 22nd, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com. Updates posted often.

Nye & Company will Hold An Important Two-Day Online-Only Chic and Antique Estate Treasures Auction January 19th and 20th

Bloomfield, NJ, USA, January 6, 2022 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction planned for Wednesday and Thursday, January 19th and 20th, at 10 am Eastern time both days, will offer a wide variety of fine and decorative arts, with a concentration on 17th thru 20th century paintings, furniture from the 18th through the 21st century, silver and jewelry.

The auction will be headlined by property from a private Southern New Jersey collection, the NAMITS collection, property from descendants of the New York and Philadelphia Clinedinst family, property descended in the Fulton, Ludlow, Livingston and Phillips families, property from the estate of John Strawbridge Lloyd of Philadelphia and, lastly, a small selection of Rev War-era property approved for deaccession by the Fraunces Tavern Museum in New York City.

A headliner of the auction is one of the earliest known paintings of Martin Van Buren, by Thomas Sully. Initialed and dated 1810, the painting descended in the estate of John Strawbridge Lloyd. This early Sully work depicts a young Van Buren in a striking half-length pose. Documentation goes back to the early 1920s, when it was sent to the Pennsylvania Museum of Art.

Also, coming from the New York and Philadelphia Clinedinst family is a portrait marked as Hannah Van Buren on the verso, but it is more likely a portrait of the late President’s daughter-in-law, Angelica Singleton Van Buren, who assumed the role of “White House Hostess” during Martin’s presidency.

The fine art category includes a bold yet refined 16th/17th century British School Portrait of a Gentleman, one that serves as a window into the life of Elizabethan aristocracy. For those who enjoy the Old Masters, there is a small selection of paintings from private collections. There are also a number of 19th century American and European paintings from a private Southern New Jersey collection, led by a tonalist and impressionistic landscape by Emile Gruppe (1896-1978). The painting perfectly captures the New England landscape.

Another interesting work is by the Russian artist Mikhail Guermacheff (1867-1930). The autumnal landscape is a nice representation of the artist’s oeuvre. William Stanley Haseltine’s depiction of Bald Face Cliff in Ogunquit, Maine is perfect for those looking to take a piece of Vacationland home with them. There is also a signed George Inness painting of a Haystack in the Moonlight.

For fans of traditional furniture, the star of the auction is a George IV desk made by Morel & Seddon in 1828 for Windsor Castle. This highly documented secretaire was made for room 231. The craftsmanship is exceptional and clearly fit for a king. There is also a large set of twelve Regency dining chairs that are well proportioned and beautifully designed and a pair of oversized Regency sofas.

American furniture is also represented in the sale. It will be led by a Federal fan-inlaid chest of drawers, probably Southern, and a Queen Anne high chest of drawers, made in New England circa 1750. The estate of John Strawbridge Lloyd also contains a rich selection of early American furniture, English Toby jugs, Chinese Export and silver.

After celebrating its 300th year in 2019, the Fraunces Tavern Museum decided to implement a reinterpretation of one of its rooms. Deaccessioned items include a Federal style mahogany sofa, a set of Regency dining chairs, two Federal style gentleman’s dressing tables and a Regency breakfast table. These items present a perfect opportunity for patrons to help support the museum and its collection efforts.

For those who prefer more contemporary and designer furniture, there is a Bunny Williams designed breakfront and additional items personally selected by Bunny Williams Interior Design for a prominent New York City patron. A pair of Billy Baldwin chairs supplied to Mrs. William McCormick (Deeda) Blair by Billy Baldwin for her Washington D.C. residence and a Jacques Adnet attributed floor lamp complements a Marcel Wanders-designed for Louis Vuitton leather and carbon fiber lounge chair.

Following along the line of being modern and contemporary, the sale features a small selection of Self-Taught and Outsider Art from the NAMITS collection. The group is led by a Purvis Young Goodbread Alley era painting of two figures, dated 1976. Jimmy Lee Sudduth and Sybil Gibson works are also being offered from the same collection.

People can bid in absentia and online. An online preview is being held from January 5th thru January 19th-20th 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 Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction Wednesday and Thursday, January 19th-20th, visit www.nyeandcompany.com.

Shannon’s First Online Fine Art Auction of 2022, Open for Bidding Now Through January 20

Milford, CT, USA, January 15, 2022 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Online bidding is open now through January 20th at 2 pm Eastern time for 228 lots of fine art from the 19th century through the present in Shannon’s Internet-only fine art auction featuring paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. To view the full catalog, condition reports and to bid live online, visit www.shannons.com.

American art leads the auction with an original painting by Alfred T. Bricher from his early period, titled View Near Hudson, estimated at $15,000-$20,000; a large, impressively framed view of The Coast of Cornwall, England by William T. Richards, estimated at $8,000-$12,000; and a tonalist evening view by Dwight W. Tryon, titled November, estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

Shannon’s will also offer a large, 52 inch by 77 inch painting of safari animals by celebrated French artist Henri Maik, estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Other French paintings in the sale include works by Adrien de Boucherville, Jacqueline Marval, Antoine Bouvard, Henri Jules Gunier, Raoul DeLongpre and Jules Rene Herve.

A rare Laura Woodward landscape from a private collection in New England will surely attract interest at an attractive $3,000-$5,000 estimate. There are three works by Jane Peterson, with copies of original receipts from the sale of her estate at O. Rundle Gilbert. Other female artists in the auction include Martha Walter, Olive Parker Black, Juanita Marbrook Guccione and others.

American Impressionism is represented by oils and works on paper by Eric Sloane, two oil paintings by Johann Berthelsen, as well as works by William Chadwick, William Lester Stevens, Thomas Alexander Harrison, Emile Gruppe, Wilson Irvine and many others.

Bronzes by Irish sculptor Patrick O’Reilly, depicting teddy bears as humans in fantastical settings, will lead the sculpture category. There are four O’Reilly bronzes in the auction, each estimated at between $3,000-$7,000. A Jeff Koons Balloon Dog will be offered at $1,000-$2,000 along with other contemporary sculptures by Chaim Gross, Seymour Meyer and Anthony Scott.

Prints featured in the sale include four works by Robert Motherwell including America – La France, Variations IV, V, and VII, each estimated between $2,000-$3,500. More contemporary prints by Helen Frankenthaler, Emily Mason, Ellsworth Kelly, Jim Dine, Larry Rivers, Henry Moore and Alexander Calder will be offered at attractive estimates.

Previews will be held by appointment, January 13-19th, weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm Eastern time. Virtual previews and additional photos are available by request. Bidding is available on-line through shannons.com. A live-stream of the auction will be broadcast on shannons.com at 2 pm Eastern on Thursday, January 20th.

To learn more, please visit www.shannons.com.

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.

Pieces by Yaacov Agam, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Arnaldo Pomodoro will be in World Auction Gallery’s January 2nd Sale

East Meadow, NY, USA, December 21, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- World Auction Gallery will ring in the New Year with a major, 535-lot auction on Sunday, January 2nd, led by a large collection of items by Yaacov Agam (Israeli, b. 1928) from a private collection; the largest collection of Judaica items, including silver, bronzes and more; and exceptional paintings by noted and listed American, Chinese and European artists.

Also offered will be wonderful enameled Russian silver and Buccellati silver pieces; European porcelain, including Meissen and KPM; and Chinese and Japanese items. The auction will start promptly at 10 am Eastern time. Previews will be held December 28th thru January 1st, from 10 am to 4 pm by appointment only. To schedule a gallery appointment you may call 516-307-8180.

Pieces in the Yaacov Agam collection include an Agamograph lithograph titled Festival #5, fully signed and numbered (42/99), in the original frame measuring 23 inches by 24 inches (estimate: $800-$1,000); and two Judaica kinetic Shalom Menorahs, both on a tri-base, both fully signed and numbered and housed in their original padded cases. Each is expected to bring $600-$800.

Judaica items will feature a rare silver Torah shield (Warsaw, Poland, dated 1862), 17 ½ inches tall, with a certificate from Judaica Research dated June 16, 1999, plus added items (estimate: 3,000-$4,000); and a large bronze and marble Hanukiah, gold color, 20 inches tall, by Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1999), signed and numbered (5/250), dated 1980 (estimate: $1,000-$1,500).

A Russian enameled silver basket with jewels, fully hallmarked and in generally very good, tarnished condition, 8 ½ inches by 4 ½ inches handle-to-handle, should bring $1,000-$1,500; while a Russian monumental oil on canvas painting, apparently unsigned, titled Lenin Talking to Farmers, 19 inches by 16 inches (sight, less the beautiful frame), should realize $800-$1,200.

A pair of silkscreens on canvas signed and dated by Pop Art icon Andy Warhol are expected to gavel for $50,000-$75,000 each. One, titled 5 Coke Bottles, 20 inches by 16 inches (sight), is inscribed “Merry Christmas, 1962” with a Christmas tree on the back. The other, titled Flowers, from 1964, is 24 inches square and even has the original “Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris” label.

Fine creations by other noted American artists are plentiful and include the following pieces:

  • A rare bronze and painted cast plaster sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro (b. 1926), titled Gyroscope, 20 inches in diameter, originally purchased from the Marina del Rey Gallery in New York, with just a couple of minor losses due to age (estimate: $8,000-$10,000).
  • A newspaper covered resin sculpture by Niki De Saint Phalle (1930-2002), titled Nanna, signed and dated 1994, in good condition, the stand is missing (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).
  • A 3-D serigraph by Charles Fazzino (b. 1955), titled Jets Football Team, New Jersey Meadowlands, signed and numbered, beautifully framed under glass, 19 inches by 16 inches (sight, less frame), measuring 27 ¾ inches by 24 ¼ inches (estimate: $400-$500).

Two very different lots have identical estimates of $3,000-$4,000. One is a monumental sterling silver Buccellati hand-chased vase, 22 inches tall, fully signed and hallmarked and in excellent condition (117 ozt). The other is an antique Japanese carved wood etagere / cabinet, circa 1880s, 89 inches tall by 57 inches long with decorations of Mount Fuji, flying cranes, dragons and birds.

Still more expected auction highlights are a Paul Evans (American, 1931-1987) cityscape table lamp, with two parts fitting into each other, the top 20 inches square (estimate $600-$800); and an antique Meissen porcelain reticulated plate with a hand-painted Watteau scene, fully marked, 9 ¾ inches diameter, in excellent condition, with perfect gilt and enamel (estimate: $500-$600).

Other noteworthy items up for bid will include a rare Ilya Shor Judaica sterling silver pendant, a Fernand Leger limited edition glazed porcelain plaque, a Judaica bronze Menorah by the artist known as Erte, a monumental sterling silver two-handle centerpiece, and paintings by Chinese artists Meishu Li (1902-1983), Wen-Chuan Chang (1909-2003) and Wen Liang Yan (1893-1990). Refer to the World Auction Gallery website or bidding platforms for the entire catalog.

Due to pandemic concerns, there will be no live audience on auction day. For the previews, the World Auction Gallery showroom is located at 228 East Meadow Avenue in East Meadow, N.Y. There are five ways to bid: at WorldAuctionGallery.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and phone and absentee (proof of funds and deposits are required on bids of $50,000 and above).

To learn more about World Auction Gallery, please visit www.worldauctiongallery.com. Updates are posted often.

Part 2 of The John Nelson Collection, Sold December 12th, Grosses $1.1 million at Andrew Jones Auctions in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles, CA, USA, December 16, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Andrew Jones Auctions had great expectations going into Part 2 of the John Nelson Collection, held December 12th. After all, Part 1, in October, more than doubled its presale estimate to total $1.6 million. Part 2 did not disappoint, as 18th century European style from England to Italy led the 271-lot white glove auction to a $1.1 million gross.

“We welcomed many new faces to our gallery for the busy auction preview for Part II of the John Nelson Collection,” said Andrew Jones, president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “The word was spreading about the rare and unique works being offered, and collectors didn’t want to miss out. It was like turning back the clock to the halcyon days of antique auctions.”

Following are highlights from the auction. All prices quoted here include the buyer’s premium.

The top lot of the day was an elegant George I chinoiserie decorated cabinet on later stand that fetched $27,500, almost seven times its presale estimate. Also, an impressive pair of 20th century Louis XVI style gilt bronze and cut glass 16-light chandeliers lit up the room for $23,750, while a monumental mid-18th century Italian rococo giltwood mirror found a new home for $12,500.

Fine art was led by a set of four English chinoiserie panels that realized $17,500 and six Italian School oils depicting the battle of Vaslui, where Stephen III of Moldavia defeated the Ottoman commander Hadım Suleiman Pasha. Two large Italian Carrara marble busts of classical women made $22,500, while a pair of life-size Italian white painted models of seated lions hit $16,250.

Notable and unusual was a Continental Neoclassical style oak center table, with architectural lines conceived as an octastyle Doric temple. It sold for $20,000, ten times its low estimate. An Italian model of the Duomo di Milano fetched $8,125, and a pair of lovely Louis XIV style gilt bronze mounted Chinese crackle glazed celadon porcelain cache pots left the room for $10,000.

The future series of sales for The John Nelson collection will be a celebration of the unerring eye of a more than 50-year Los Angeles design and antiques institution – and the man behind John Nelson Antiques. The collection features Chinese porcelain, paintings, French decorative arts, sculpture, antiquities, Grand Tour objects, European furniture, mirrors, chandeliers and more.

Andrew Jones Auctions’ next event will be DTLA Collections & Estates to be held Wednesday, January 12th, 2022. The sale will consist of 350 lots of antiques, design, Chinese works of art, accessories and more. Part 3 of the John Nelson Collection will be held on February 20th, 2022.

To learn more about Andrew Jones Auctions and the DTLA Collections & Estates auction, as well as Part III of the John Nelson Collection, slated for January 12 and February 20, respectively, visit www.AndrewJonesAuctions.com. Updates are posted often. Andrew Jones Auctions can be reached by telephone at (213) 748-8008, or via email at info@andrewjonesauctions.com.

About Andrew Jones Auctions:
Opened in the summer of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections featuring fine art, antiques and collectibles. The firm understands market trends and has foresight for the 21st century. The highly experienced staff has a wealth of knowledge with international savvy, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, sourcing property from all corners of the United States. Andrew Jones Auctions’ sales are diverse and eclectic, and feature fine diamonds to contemporary art, spanning from antiquity to today. To learn more about Andrew Jones Auctions, please visit www.AndrewJonesAuctions.com.

Andrew Jones Auctions can be reached by telephone at (213) 748-8008, or via email at info@andrewjonesauctions.com.

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 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.