DoneMon, Aug 31, 2020 5:00 PM EDT
Beacon, NY, USA
Unreserved Multi Estate Summer Sizzler!
A large and varied sale with a selection of Chinese including 4 early watercolors from a Vermont collection, embroideries, porcelains, carved hardstone, Japanese carved furniture, laquerware, bronzes, and woodblocks are mixed throughout. Many china services by Royal Copenhagen, Shelley, Rosenthal, Meissen and others complement sterling, .800 silver and silverplate flatware and hollowware. Several lots of gold and silver jewelry, watches as well as costume jewelry lots from NYC and Far Hills are mixed with fur coats, antique leather hatboxes with hats, dresser sets, fans and other finery. 'Brown Furniture' seems to have gained somewhat of a second wind as of late and leading examples in the sale are a Phyffe carved 19th century tester bed with a new custom horsehair mattress , several period cherry chests, a two part dropleaf dining table, a fine 19th century Hackensack cupboard in two parts and glazed doors, Sheraton sideboard with bottle drawers, a fine Japanesque inlaid rosewood music cabinet and a pencil inlaid fine Victorian sideboard. Descendants of a wartime refugee family consigned a rare Illi Kagan sofa, chair and table refurbished by the Kagan Studios in the 1970s and the group leads a diverse selection of Mid Century modern furniture and accessories which also include Knoll leather chairs, three teakwood wall units and other teak pieces, rosewood bedroom furniture, Mobler and other Swedish and Danish items. Artwork from the period include an abstract signed A.T.M. and inscribed on the reverse Alice Trumbull Mason, a fine Joseph Stella oil titled "Player", several pieces by John Liello, several abstracts by Uta Von Bern, several by Milton Lunin, several by Allan Davidson, Kenneth Hari and others. An interesting consignment includes a selection of drawings, renderings, watercolors and ephemera that purports to be from the estate of architect J. Floyd Yewell, and a recently discovered early 19th century portrait of George Washington after Gilbert Stuart.