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Neue Auctions’ Online Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, September 25th, Features Undiscovered Finds in Many Categories

Beachwood, OH, USA, September 16, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Neue Auctions’ online-only Art & Antiques auction on Saturday, September 25th at 10 am Eastern time, is an exciting offering of more than 400 lots that include undiscovered finds in many categories. Most were acquired from regional estates and longtime collectors. Paintings, works on paper, glass and Asian ceramics will all come under the gavel.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by two platforms: Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

The list of artists in the auction reads like a who’s who in the fine art world, names like Henri Matisse, Charles Burchfield, Georges Braque, John Cyril Harrison, Emilio Sanchez Perrier, Mauritz Frederik De Haas, Franklin D. Briscoe, Andre Gisson and many others. The superb glass collection includes gorgeous examples from Galle, Legras, Muller Freres, Daum and others.

“We are also privileged to be offering many fine Mid-Century Modern pieces from a home in Akron, Ohio, where the interior designer was Isabelle Lichtenstein, the wife of the famous artist Roy Lichtenstein,” said Bridget McWilliams, an appraisal services specialist at Neue Auctions. “In fact, Roy hung the curtains in the house. The couple worked there in the late ‘50s and ‘60s.”

Items from the home include a Japan Series upholstered teakwood lounge chair (1957), designed by Finn Juhl for France and Son (Denmark) and retailed by John Stuart (estimate: $600-$1,000); and a Jens Risom walnut two-part rectangular credenza, the left side with a hinged blind door and tambour door and the right side having four graduated long doors (estimate: $500-$1,000).

The paintings category will feature an oil on canvas marine work by Mauritz Frederik De Haas (Dutch/American, 1832-1895), of a rocky coast with figures along the rocks and sails at sea, signed (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); and an oil on wood panel tranquil river scene with two boys in a boat by Emilio Sanchez Perrier (Spanish, 1855-1907), also signed (estimate: $6,000-$9,000).

A lithograph on Arches paper by Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901-1966), titled House in Majolica, signed lower right and numbered (“26/65”) and matted and framed, should bring $4,000-$6,000; while an etching on chine colle by Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954), titled Nu Pour Cleveland (1932), signed and numbered (“231/250”) has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000.

The outstanding glass collection comprises around 75 pieces in all and includes cameo glass and Victorian glass. The Galle pieces are expected to do particularly well. A few examples include:

  • A large Galle cameo glass vase, Lilies, 23 inches tall, of baluster form with incised Galle signature, cameo carved with lily flowers on long leafy stems (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).
  • A Galle cameo glass scenic table lamp, the base with tall pines in a mountain landscape, the shade showing eagles soaring over clouds, 14 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).
  • A Galle cameo glass blown out vase with a Plums design, 15 ½ inches tall, of baluster form, fire polished with pendant branches heavy with plums (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Fans and collectors of silver will have much to consider, including a Gorham Buttercup sterling flatware service (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a Towle sterling flatware service in the King Richard pattern in a fitted felt-lined case, weighing 90.66511 oz. troy; and several pieces of Old English silver, including a Hester Bateman sterling silver tea caddy from 1784 (estimate: $800-$1,200).

Other Old English silver pieces include a silver brandy warmer and stand (London, 1826), possibly by Allen Dominy (estimate: $400-$700); two silver gadrooned dishes (London, 1801), each engraved with a unicorn crest and motto (estimate: $500-$1,000); and a sterling silver tankard (London, 1804), fitted with a silver gilt figure of a running fox (estimate: $800-$1,200).

Fine furniture will feature an early 19th century English Regency marble top console cabinet on fluted columnar supports, painted in faux bois with gilded leaf design (estimate: $1,500-$2,500); and an 18th century Chinese Chippendale armchair with an arched crest rail over a fretwork back, with scroll arms and fretwork side supports above an upholstered seat (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

A lovely collection of oil paintings by the American artist Andre (Gittelson) Gisson (1921-2003) will be offered, a couple with provenance tracing them to the Vixseboxse Art Galleries in Cleveland. They include Portrait of a Young Girl in a Lavender Hat and Portrait of a Girl with White Bow. Both are artist signed, framed, and carry identical pre-sale estimates of $400-$800.

Gisson works with loftier estimates include a beautiful oil on linen canvas Still Life with Flowers that’s signed upper right and housed in a 32 inch by 38 inch frame (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); and a colorful and vibrant oil on canvas Parisian street scene, signed lower left and with a canvas size of 24 inches by 12 inches (sight, less frame). It’s expected to change hands for $600-$1,000.

A lithograph on paper by Charles Burchfield (American, 1893-1967), titled Summer Benediction, the Print Club of Cleveland publication #31 for 1953, edition of 250 plus 10, has an estimate of $1,500-$2,500; while a workingman’s lithograph by Edward Arthur Wilson (Scottish/American, 1872-1912), titled The Propeller (1941), one from an edition of 200, should finish at $200-$400.

Two of the more intriguing artworks in the auction are a color woodcut with embossing on handmade paper by Katharine Hood McCormick (American, 1882-1960), titled Rittenhouse Square, Spring, signed, titled and matted (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); and an offset lithograph film poster for Andy Warhol’s 1968 movie Flesh, starring Joe D’Allessandro (estimate: $100-$200).

Returning to the house in Akron, other Mid-Century Modern treasures include a circa 1950s-‘60s Massimo Vignelli for Venini pendant glass lamp having a conical shade with concentric rings in blue, green, maroon and plum colored glass (estimate: $400-$700); and a Charles and Ray Eames rocker for Herman Miller with a molded fiberglass orange seat (estimate: $400-$600).

Other Akron house pieces will include a circa 1950s-‘60s Venini pendant glass lamp, 11 inches tall, with an expanding pattern of vertical stripes in yellow and red (estimate: $400-$700); a Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe Barcelona lounge chair for Knoll International, with black tufted leather upholstery on an X form chromed steel base (estimate: $700-$900); and an Eero Saarinen Womb chair and ottoman, having a steel frame and wool upholstery (estimate: $300-$600).

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Important and Beautiful Dining Table Custom Designed by Wendell Castle (1932-2018) Gavels for $70,110 at Neue Auctions

Beachwood, OH, USA, June 3, 2021 /ExPressRelease/ — An important and beautiful dining table custom designed by Wendell Castle (American, 1932-2018) soared to $70,110, and vibrant still-life oil paintings by Lê Phổ (Vietnamese/French, 1907-2001) and Claude Venard (French, 1913-1999) sold for $20,910 and $15,990, respectively, in Neue Auctions’ online-only Modernism auction held on May 15th.

The auction was packed with 424 lots gathered from regional estates and longtime collectors, including selections from the late Cleveland concert promoter Mike Belkin and his wife Annie. Items covered a wide range of mediums and categories, to include paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furniture, art glass, ceramics, enamel work and jewelry, plus many undiscovered finds.

The Wendell Castle dining table sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$50,000 to earn top lot honors. It featured an oval top in holly veneer, inlaid with purpleheart triangles and inlaid dots spelling “The Check’s in the Mail” (the table’s title). It had a leather covered edge with a purpleheart substructure supporting six gold plated brass rings.

Mr. Castle created a similar table for his own residence titled Never Complain, Never Explain, in 1981. It’s pictured on the cover of the book Furniture by Wendell Castle (Hudson Hills Press, NY, 1989). The Check’s in the Mail (1988) was 120 inches long and 59 inches wide and signed and dated. It came from the Mike and Annie Belkin collection.

The oil on canvas still-life by Lê Phổ, titled Fleurs (Flowers), was artist signed lower right with a chop mark and measured 13 inches by 9 inches (sight, less frame). It blew past its $6,000-$9,000 estimate. Lê Phổ was born in Hanoi, but he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (where he later taught) and called Paris his home from 1937 until his death.

The oil on canvas Still Life with Sculpture on Table by Claude Venard, boldly executed with heavy impasto, was signed and nicely housed in a 28 inch by 28 inch frame. Claude Venard was a French post-Cubist and still-life painter. Known for working in a distinct angular style, he accentuated the chromatic qualities of his palette through thickly applied impasto paint.

Modern furniture pieces were led by a mid-century (circa 1950-1960) wingback chair by Arturo Pani (Mexican, 1915-1981), upholstered in horsehair fabric with a split crest rail and extreme scroll wings, raised on cabriole legs ($9,225); and a circa 1960s Odyssey coffee table by the American design team of Philip Laverne (1908-1988) and Kelvin Laverne (b. 1936). The etched, patinated, polychromed bronze and pewter coffee table went to a determined bidder for $7,380.

A standing sculpture of a nude woman by Marc Sijan (American, b. 1946), titled Standing Barefoot and made from polyester resin and oil paint with Leotard, signed and dated 1990, numbered 2/5, 68 inches tall including pedestal base, achieved $7,995. Also, a bronze statue of a nude woman depicted from the waist up, hands outstretched and holding a turquoise bracelet, by R. C. Gorman (American, 1932-2005), titled Cocheta (1980), on a wood base, rose to $2,829.

Several diminutive boxes by American craftsman Kenneth Francis Bates (1904-1994) came up for bid, including an enamel over gold leaf box titled Peacock Box (1930), signed and dated to the base, the four-sided tapering form colorfully decorated with peacock feathers ($3,998); and Salome’s Comforter (1977), an enamel box with cover, artist signed and dated to the base, the circular form in translucent enamel on 24 karat gold paillons; it found a new owner for $3,690.

A tall, rounded cylindrical form stoneware vessel by the noted Cleveland School artist Claude Conover (1907-1994), 22 inches tall, signed and titled to the base, knocked down for $5,228. Also, jewelry pieces from Bernd Munsteiner featured a fancy cut tourmaline on a 14kt textured yellow gold hinged bangle bracelet with bezel set accent diamond, marked 14kt on the clasp, with the bracelet made by another maker, garnered $3,198.

There were three color woodblocks printed on Japan paper by Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965), titled Rooster, Hen and Lamb. Hen, an artist’s proof, was signed lower right and dated 1954; it fetched $2,091. Also, a screenprint on cream wove paper of Robert Indiana’s (American, 1928-2018) iconic LOVE image, titled Golden Love (1973), signed and numbered (92/50) in pencil, and with a sheet size of 35 inches square, made $4,305.

Three of the top seven lots in the entire sale were artworks by Toko Shinoda (Japanese, 1913-2021). They included an untitled monotype on Arches paper, signed lower right ($7,380); a lithograph with silver metallic ink titled Whisper of the Glass, signed, titled and numbered (33/45) ($4,920); and a lithograph with silver metallic ink on paper, titled Anthology, signed, titled and numbered (34/45) ($4,612). A fourth work sold for $2,337.

Internet bidding was facilitated by Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee bids were also accepted. Neue Auctions’ next big event will be a Summer Estates auction slated for Saturday, July 17th, at 3 pm Eastern time. In addition to Internet and phone/absentee bidding, there may be live gallery bidding, if the corona virus is under control.

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