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ANTIQUES AND THE ARTS WEEKLY

Issue 2018 02 23

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Southern

Interpretations

from the

Johnson
Collection

TELFAIR ACADEMY

“Backstage” by Alfred Heber Hutty Scenic
(1877–1954), circa 1940. Oil on canvas,
36-1/8 by 32-1/8 inches. Impressions

“Path with Mossy Trees” by Hattie Saussy (1890–1978), undated. Oil on canvas mounted By Karla Klein Albertson
on Masonite, 18 by 26 inches.
SAVANNAH, GA. — “Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations
from the Johnson Collection” brings together around 50 works that
explore the impact of the Impressionist movement on artists working in
the South. The colorful paintings — mainly landscapes and genre scenes
dating from 1880 to 1940 — are on display at the Telfair Academy through
March 25. The exhibition is accompanied by a scholarly volume of the
same title containing essays, detailed catalog entries and biographies of
the artists. After closing at the Telfair, the show will conclude its tour at
the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee, where it may be seen May 4–
July 29.

The ever-growing Johnson Collection, based in Spartanburg, S.C., has
created an innovative outreach program for sharing its treasures with the
world. The pillars of the process are exhibition tours with multiple desti-
nations, a permanent reference book of each exhibition published in con-
nection with the University of South Carolina Press, a substantial data-

( continued on page 30)

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february 22, 2018

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IRONSTONE, 19/20TH C. FRENCH
FINE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX TABERNACLE ICON, March 3rd, 2018 BOULLE
17/18TH C., H. 11 1/4” W. 8 1/2”; MANTLE/
OPEN H. 11 1/4” W. 16” EstateOfMind will offer at public auction Country Americana & SHELF CLOCK
Fine Art from the Estates of Vanduzer-Benz, Warwick, NY, 19TH C.,

Shirley/Carl Goldstein, Monticello, NY, Anthony DiBenedetto, H. 48”
Newburgh, NY & items from Ann Preston Vail.

VERY ECLECTIC SALE, NOT TO BE MISSED.

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ESTATE JEWELRY

1 OF 2 LARGE LITHOGRAPH/ENGRAVING’S
“NEW YORK” DRAWN BY JW HILL (NY & PA
1770-1850) ENGRAVED BY, HENRY PAPPRILL,
C. 1849, 25 1/4” X 38”

CHARCOAL SKETCH “SUBWAY RIDER” COLLECTION EARLY GLASS INCL. FLUID LAMPS
SIGNED BASQUIAT (JEAN-MICHEL 1 INK/PAPER FROM THE SKETCH BOOK OF
960-1988), C. 1978 FROM THE JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT/DAWSON
DAWSON FAMILY, 14” X 17” FAMILY, C. 1978, 12” X 9”

INK/PAPER FROM THE SKETCH BOOK OF
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT/DAWSON
FAMILY, C. 1978, 12” X 9”

RARE BRUNSWICK, BLAKE-COLLENDER SPANISH COLONIAL TWO DRAWER SIDE TABLE,
MISSION STYLE INLAID MAHOGANY 17TH C., H. 33” L. 68” D. 24”
REGULATION SLATE POOL TABLE, RARE SPANISH INLAID BARQUENO/VARGUENO
C. 1915/20, 56” X 102” W/ FORGED IRON LOCK W/ ORIG. KEY, 16/17TH C.;
H. 22” W. 37 1/2” D. 14”
INK/PAPER FROM THE SKETCH BOOK RARE AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE HAND
OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT/ WROUGHT BRASS 9 LIGHT CANDLE
DAWSON FAMILY, C. 1978 12” X 9” CHANDELIER (VANDUZER ESTATE)
18/19TH C., H. 30” D. 24”

INK/PAPER FROM THE SKETCH BOOK
OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT/DAWSON

FAMILY, C. 1978, 12” X 9”

O/C “OVER COFFEE” SIGNED
KENNEDY (PAUL NEW YORK,
NY) C. 1930, 42” X 24”

GORHAM H/P RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ICON, TAXIDERMY MOUNT, AFRICAN PAIR HERMAN MILLER DCM CHAIRS, APRIL 1959
WORLD WAR I 17/18TH C., 13” X 14”; “GRATER KUDU” FROM
EIGHTEEN FRAMED 20” X 21 1/2” ZIMBABWE (SHOT/MOUNTED 2002)
POUND TRENCH
ART COCKTAIL SAMUEL PRESTON’S DIARIES & FIELD NOTES
SHAKER SIGNED FOR DANIEL TROTTER’S PROPERTY AT
FACSIMILE TOCHPOLLOCK, DELAWARE & SHEHOCKING
SHRAPNEL PA, OCT. 15, 1789
SHELL, C. 1915
H. 22 1/2”

FRENCH ART 1 OF 4 INCL. LOT (91) MOUNTED AMERICAN PORTUGUESE CARVED WALNUT CASSONE,
MODERN INDIAN ARTIFACTS (ORANGE CO., NY) INCL. 17/18TH C., H. 22” W. 52” D. 22”
CHROME FLOOR CELTS, SPEAR POINTS, ARROWHEADS, ETC WARREN PLATNER ART MODERN CHROME/
LAMP SIGNED GLASS END TABLE, KNOLL STUDIOS, 20TH C.,
V.V., FRANCE, H. 18 1/2” D. 20”
20TH C.,
H. 61” (AS IS)
FINE TIFFANY STUDIOS LILY LAMP
W/ FAVRILE PULLED FEATHER SHADES,
C. 1910/15, (BASE SIGNED) H. 13”

CLASSICAL GILT BRONZE DUNCAN PHYFFE PAIR FRENCH PARIAN/ NY VICTORIAN RENAISSANCE
MARBLE CANDELABRAS, CARVED MAHOGANY TILT PORCELAIN CLASSICAL
1 OF 5 KAZAK ORIENTAL RUGS/ C. 1860, CANDELABRA TOP CANDLE STAND, C. URNS MOUNTED AS SIDE TABLE. C. 1870/80, 1 OF 5 CAUCASIAN/KAZAK ORIENTAL
RUNNERS, 19/20TH C. H. 28 1/2”; TOTAL H. 42” 1830, H. 27 ½” LAMPS, C. 1880, H. VASE 14” H. 28” D. 20” RUNNER, 20TH C., 53” X 109” SPANISH COLONIAL ARTIFACTS

QA& February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 1

Cara Zimmerman

Since joining Christie’s in 2014, Cara Zimmerman,
vice president, specialist, folk and Outsider art, has
developed and expanded the firm’s Outsider art sales,
creating standalone auctions for the category while
continuing to head the firm’s high profile with folk
art. Before joining Christie’s, she worked for the
Philadelphia Museum of Art and served as executive
director for the Foundation for Self-Taught Artists
in Philadelphia. She has extensive experience editing
and writing about Outsider art and is a contributor
to Raw Vision magazine. Zimmerman received her AB from Harvard University, her MA from the University of
Delaware and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Delaware. We caught up to this rising star for her
reflections on the success of her January 2018 sale and her impressions of where the field is headed.

Do the results of your January 2018 Are there any artists you haven’t sold the years to come. Buyers of European works in our
sale suggest any trends collectors who you’d most like to put on the auctions come from a range of countries, and in this
should be following? auction block? last sale, we had buyers and bidders for this material
from both the United States and across the globe.
Our January sale results reveal the strength of the Increasingly, I’ve been offering works by living artists
overall Outsider art market, and we witnessed the in our sales, as I find it important to expand the field You joined Christie’s in 2014; in that
depth of bidding and strong interest one wants to see going forward and to help these newer artists establish relatively brief time, is there a work
in a thriving field. The “old master Outsiders,” as we secondary market values. There are so many artists you’ve sold that you’re particularly
call artists including Aloise Corbaz, Henry Darger, and artworks I would love to include in sales. Two proud to have handled?
William Edmondson, Bill Traylor and Adolf Wolfli, that come to mind are A.G. Rizzoli, whose fantastical
performed exceptionally well and were sought by architectural renderings are incredibly intricate, rare There have been a couple highlights for me already,
collectors of contemporary, Modern, Outsider and and sophisticated, and Susan Te Kahurangi King, a one of which was William Edmondson’s “Boxer,”
folk art, suggesting that Outsider art and Art Brut tremendously talented living artist whose art has only which we sold in January 2016. This incredibly rare
has the power to transcend collecting categories. I recently attracted the attention it deserves. sculpture set the record for a piece of Outsider art sold
also saw great interest in works by Southern African at auction, earning $785,000 and firmly establishing
American artists, including those by Thornton Dial You made the decision to include Christie’s role as the leader in this auction market.
and Hawkins Bolden, which suggests their markets European Outsider artists as well as
are solid and developing. American Outsider artists — will you Care to make any predictions about
actively pursue works by European the future of Outsider art?
Were there any surprises in the sale Outsider artists for future sales? Was
results? To what can you attribute interest in European Outsider works I see the future as incredibly bright! I believe that, as
that to? limited to international buyers? boundaries of artistic categories continue to evolve
and blur in a Postmodern context, the conversation
I was surprised —and wonderfully so — by the sale I will actively continue to pursue European works between Outsider and mainstream Postwar art will
price of the Darger watercolor [$672,000]. While as well as American works going forward, as I feel continue to develop. I also think that we will see an
his work has commanded high prices for quite some the European material is integral to understanding increasing number of large museums engaged with
time, this result was the highest on record for a piece the larger constructs of Outsider art, its develop- and collecting this art.
of this scale. I believe this outcome was due to the ment over the Twentieth Century and its future in
desirability of both sides of the work (often, Dargers —Madelia Hickman Ring
have one side that is more impressive than the other), Photos courtesy Christie’s
it was in very good condition and was fresh to the
market. I was also thrilled by the price achieved by “Aristoloches” (double-sided) by Aloise Corbaz (1886–1964),
the Aloise Corbaz [$137,500], which set a new auc- circa 1925–33, colored pencil and graphite on pieced paper,
tion record for the artist. Its success was due in part
to its provenance, as it was owned by the Compagnie 19¼ by 25¾ inches.
de L’Art Brut and Andre Breton.
“Boxer” by William Edmondson (1874–1951), circa 1936,
What is it about Outsider art that limestone, 17 by 7¼ by 9¼ inches.
speaks to collectors?

Top Outsider artists have unique and remarkable
visual languages, and these appear in a variety of
media and forms, some makeshift, some monu-
mental, that comfortably reconcile the substance of
their messages with aesthetic power. I also believe
collectors are drawn to the honesty and open-
ness of Outsider works and relish the gaps these
artworks fill in the larger narrative of Twentieth and
Twenty-First Century creation. The artists’ personal
and nuanced ways of seeing the world expand a
viewer’s understanding of the capacity of human
expression.

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Marked for Russian maker Peter Theremin, This Italian 18K gold and enameled floral This pair of Chinese pottery Bactrian camels have been
this circa 1800 18K gold snuff box has been sculpture has been attributed to maker Gara- dated to the Tang dynasty and was consigned from a
assigned an estimate of $12/18,000. velli Aldo & Co. ($25/35,000). private southern California collection ($70/90,000).

Collector Auction Features Asian & Continental Decorative Art
Picard and signed by clockmaker tinental painters are also notable. a caravan of camels laden with den wall, consigned from a Los
MONROVIA, CALIF. — MoPnaeaisgoonifnaMsteeavredqruablisyF(d$re8on/1nc2h,P00:c0\loA)ck&issA AmAdahrsigk\he1tly2scd-e2ent2aei-bl1eyd7Nw\itanoteeltlreaceonnlotdhr AhCreiasnbt-orimscuaopulpnl4iteasixnot1rue0skkitnienrdgrdait.nhro($u2g/h3,0d0r0y), Angeles collection ($2/3,000).
Moran’s February 20 Traditional speliecckteeddforutphisfrsoamle. 4-14-17, tury Italian painter Mariano De are highlights.
Collector auction is the first of KePPmoMrcapeilllaaiqpnureosh,oSifgehvtolrieg:[email protected](F$cr4ao/n6m,c0e0sc0cha);isFt.rnanectesco(18B49a–ll1e8s9io6’s) Additional fine art highlights Free public preview is sched-
its kind slated for 2018 and fea- include Louis Icart’s (French, uled for Friday, February 16,10
tures an eclectic mix of Chinese mental vases and a large Stellm- (Italian, 1860-1923) jewel-toned, 1888–1950) 1928 etching “Faust” am to 4 pm; Saturday, February
and Japanese art and objects, acher & Co. Teplitz art pottery romantic watercolor painting ($1/1,500); French painter Georg- 17, 10 am to 2 pm; Monday, Feb-
continental paintings, Russian vase. Featuring a gold wingless titled “The Rug Merchant” es Jeannin’s (1841–1925) Impres- ruary 19, 10 am to 4 pm; and
silver and gold objects and Euro- dragon scaling the side of the ($4/6,000); and Twentieth Centu- sionist still life of apples arranged Tuesday, February 20, the day of
pean and Japanese silver dating white-ground vessel, this Eduard ry Armenian artist Yervand on a white cloth ($1/2,000); and the auction, starting at 10 am.
from the Nineteenth Century Stellmacher-designed example is Nahapetian’s (1916–2006) a Helen Iversen’s (German, 1870– The auction will start at 2 pm.
through to the contemporary. rare ($5/7,000). brightly hued, highly detailed 1930) realistically rendered still
The nearly 350 lots have been Orientalist works of art by con- watercolor composition depicting life of flowers in a vase atop a gar- John Moran Auctioneers is at
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Moran’s has been consigned two TOLLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
pairs of Chinese Tang dynasty
burial figures from a local collec- presents
tor; each are accompanied by
thermoluminescence tests by Tolland Antiques Show
Oxford Authentication Ltd, which
support the estimated 618–907 Sunday, March 4, 2018
CE date of manufacture. A pair of
prancing horses from the collec- One Gate: 9 am - 3 pm • $9.00
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upturned tail, are offered
($45/65,000). A pair of large Bac- Tolland Middle School, Tolland, CT
trian camels surmounted by for-
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well — the camels feature slen- Old Cathole Road (Exit 68 off I-84)
der, expertly modeled legs which
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This distinguished show includes some of the most active and prominent dealers of early
A collection of Russian gilt-sil- American antiquities. This well-balanced show will feature 18th and 19th Century American
ver boxes from a private Pasade-
na collection include a gilt-silver country furniture and accessories. Textiles, fine art, folk art, prints, redware, early iron,
box commemorating the end of and Oriental rugs will also be available for sale. Tolland is located 20 miles southwest of
the Russo-Swedish war of 1788–
1790, adorned with a central Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and approximately 20 miles east of Hartford on I-84.
medallion emblazoned with the All dealer booths are sold. This show is a benefit for the Tolland Historical Society.
profile of Catherine the Great
($1/1,500). Also from the local col- Contact us at: [email protected]
lection, an 18K yellow gold snuff
box by maker Peter Theremin
dating to approximately 1800 will
be offered ($12/18,000). The box
features a delicately guilloche-
enameled cover centering a deftly
painted figural scene of mytho-
logical maidens. A second exam-
ple featuring an expertly ren-
dered figural cover is presented
without marks but has been test-
ed for 14K yellow gold. Decorated
with foliate sprays and light blue
enameled “jewels,” the trinket
will head to the auction block
with an $8/$12,000 estimate.

Silver lots by makers spanning
the globe will also make their way
to the auction block. A detailed
bird-form centerpiece by Italian
maker Buccellati is crafted from
.800 silver, a long-billed bird with
individually chased and cut feath-
ers sits atop a nest of oak leaves
serving as the cover for the oblong
woven silver basket below
($8/12,000). A sterling silver cof-
fee and tea service by turn-of-the-
century Japanese silversmith
Samurai Shokai of Yokohama
comprises nine pieces and is deco-
rated with iris flowers on a ham-
mered background ($8/10,000).

An Italian enameled 18K floral
sculpture bears no maker’s mark
but has been attributed to maker
Garavelli Aldo & Co; the piece has
been meticulously modeled with
flowers in green, orange, yellow
and red enamel issuing from an
oblong waved-rim solid gold bowl
($25/30,000).

A large Napoleon III gilt and
patinated bronze mantel clock
cast by French bronzier Henri

4 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Daredevil Circus Performer & Fine Artist—

Conn Baker’s Collection & Others
At Apple Tree February 27–March 1

NEWARK, OHIO — The col- widowed mother. There is much A selection of decorative arts from the Asian travels of
lection of Conn Baker — cyclist, ephemera from this time in his Conn Baker and Laura Calvert.
daredevil circus performer and life in the auction.
Circus costumes and Conn artist — will be the foundation and moved back to his home of
Baker (stage name J.C. Cart- of a three-day auction on Feb- While looking for a way to Columbus, Ohio. Baker
er) circus trunk. ruary 27, 28 and March 1 at earn money to support his fam- returned to his first love of
Apple Tree Auction Center. It is ily, Baker discovered an account painting the rural landscapes
a collection that tells an incred- of the death of circus performer, of central Ohio. He was active
ible story: there are circus Diavolo, the only man who in the Pen and Pencil club in
handbills, letters, costumes could “Loop the Loop” on a bicy- Columbus. There are more than
(including an almost complete cle. Baker figured that he could 70 original paintings offered in
Diavolo costume and other cir- do that trick as well as anyone this auction. His work has had
cus costumes), travel trunks, and wrote to the owners of the some success on the secondary
photographs, journals and sou- circus and told them as much. market, especially to collectors
venirs from the Far East. They sent him a ticket to New of Ohio artists, said Debbie
York and soon he found himself Allen, co-owner of Apple Tree
Baker was born in Columbus looking at the practice loop. Auction Center.
Ohio in 1871. His life took some
interesting turns: He held the A first attempt landed him in “We are fortunate to have the
world record time for a mile on the hospital with a broken leg extensive collection of Conn
a bicycle; as an 18-year-old, his and several broken ribs. Two Baker to be offered at auction,”
paintings were discovered by weeks later he was ready to try said Allen. “I think the Baker
an New York City gallery owner again, plaster cast and all. He items will appeal to a variety of
who offered him a full scholar- succeeded and ended up spend- collectors, including cycling his-
ship to Ecole des Beaux Arts in ing the early part of the Twen- tory, circus, photography, Victo-
Paris, which he declined, pre- tieth Century traveling the rian era ephemera, art, Ohio
ferring to stay and care for his world in the Harmston Circus. history and world travel.
As was common at the time, he Researching this collection has
Conn Baker as the circus performer “Diavolo” on the infamous took his predecessor’s profes- been a joy; a time capsule of an Conn Baker held the world
loop-the-loop that was the grande finale of the circus show. sional name of J.C. Carter and unusual life well-lived.” record time for a mile on a
his intimidating stage name of bicycle.
“Diavolo.” This death-defying The auction at Apple Tree Cola collection, Emerson Bur-
trick had been attempted by Auction Center, 1625 West khart and Leslie Cope art, toys,
more than 300 men, with only Church Street, also has mid- primitives.
two succeeding. The Loop the century to antique furniture
Loop was always featured as and decorative arts, a Coca-  For additional information,
the grand finale in these shows. www.appletreeauction.com or
While traveling in India, he 740-344-4282.
met the woman who would
become his wife, Laura Calvert.
She was a dancer with the Til-
ler girls, a Rockette-type preci-
sion dance troupe. They docu-
mented their travels with
articles, photographs, letters
and journals that illustrated
their adventures.

For nearly a century, Baker’s
descendants preserved these
treasures; now they will cross
the auction block at Apple Tree.

Baker and Calvert married

Women Impressionist Artists At The Speed Art Museum

LOUISVILLE, KY. — The will travel on to the Clark Art (Danish), Lilla Cabot Perry can paintings and sculpture.
Speed Art Museum presents Institute in Williamstown, (American) and Paula Moder- “Paris in the late Nineteenth
“Women Artists in the Age of Mass. (June 9–September 3). sohn-Becker (German). Century was the epicenter of
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al center where they found rich nent collections across the Unit- Despite Paris’s cosmopolitan women artists traveled there to
opportunities despite their ed States and abroad, the exhi- character, women were not receive training, exhibit their
restricted access to a male-dom- bition showcases renowned allowed to attend the Ècole des work and build their own pro-
inated art world. artists including, Mary Cassatt Beaux-Arts, France’s most fessional networks. These
A traveling exhibition, (American) Berthe Morisot important art academy, until women pushed the envelope
“Women Artists in the Age of (French), and Rosa Bonheur 1897. Instead, women artists and made their way through a
Impressionism” has been on (French), alongside lesser- attended private academies, male-dominated art world,
view at the Denver Art Museum known, but equally important exhibiting independently and beginning a fight for equality
before arriving at the Speed and peers including Anna Ancher formed their own organizations, that we are still familiar with
such as the Union des Femmes today.”
Paginated by don Peintres et Sculpteurs in 1881.
P:\A&A Ads\1-5-18\Milford Antiques sBhOowOKS! Only later in the century did “Women Artists in the Age of
French women gain fundamen- Impressionism” is organized by “Autumn, Portrait of Lydia
BUYING OLDER CHILDREN’S2 x 2 qxd. tal rights such as receiving a the American Federation of Cassatt” by Mary Cassatt
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bank account and obtaining Madeline, chief curator for oil on canvas, 36-5/8 by 25-5/8
1-23-15, 11-18-16, 10-20-17, 12-22-17, legal guardianship of their chil- French National Heritage, was inches, Petit Palais, Musée
dren. aided by Suzanne Ramljak, AFA des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de
send eAmaPil tPo [email protected], ABAA curator, and Jeremiah William Paris. —Bulloz photo,
“This exhibition examines an McCarthy, AFA associate cura- ©RMN-Grand Palais / Art
914-763-0166 | [email protected] important chapter in art history tor. Presentation of the exhibi- Resource, NY, courtesy
when an international group of tion at the Speed Art Museum is American Federation of Arts
www.appledorebookshop.com women artists overcame gen- coordinated by Holmquist-Wall.
der-based restrictions to build
careers for themselves,” said The Speed Art Museum is at
Erika Holmquist-Wall, chief 2035 South 3rd Street.
curator, Speed Art Museum, and
Mary and Barry Bingham Sr For additional information,
curator of European and Ameri- www.speedmuseum.org or 502-
634-2700.

MiElfXoCIrTdINAG nNtEiWqu20e1s2 Show First Showing Of Rembrandt Works At Musée Condé,
Château de Chantilly, France
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CHANTILLY, FRANCE — have never previously been 1884 and the Château de Chan-
MilfordEvery Sunday through March 25 The Musée Condé presents an exhibited to the public. tilly. These collections form the
8:30 am to Noon exhibition of works by Rem- heart of the Musée Condé.
brandt and his entourage, The graphic arts collection at Respecting the wishes of the
Antiques ShowSixty-five dealers with a large variety of quality antiques drawn from the collections at Chantilly, one of the richest in donor, they cannot be lent out-
and collectibles at reasonable prices the Château de Chantilly, France, was established by side of Chantilly.
Early Buying Available - 6:30 am to 8:30 am through June 3. The engrav- Henri d’Orléans, Duc d’Aumale
RegOulvareArd1m0is0sioDn $e5al-e8r:3s0inam to 9:30 am ings, which belong to the large (1822–1897), son of King Louis- The Musée Condé is at the
collection of Dutch engravings Philippe. The former Château de Chantilly.
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both the Institut de France in For additional information,
50 Emerson Rd. (Intersection of Rtes. 101 & 13) www.musee-conde.fr.
Milford, New Hampshire

Four Great Buying Opportunities!

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 5

Morphy’s To Present Fine & Decorative Arts Sale Feb. 23

DENVER, PENN. — Morphy An 18K gold and enamel Cartier pendant watch and chain
Auctions on February 23, begin- ($15/25,000).
ning at 9 am EST, will present a
range of collectible items from Patek Phillipe for Bailey Banks & Biddle 18K pocket watch
manufacturers like Tiffany, ($35/45,000)
Loetz, Amphora, Steuben and
Gorham in the firm’s fine and turning, Arabic markers and seal, watch and watch key and
decorative arts auction. Also blue steel hands. comes with its original fitted
featured will be selections of Victorian-era treasures, box.
Victorian-era merchandise. including match safes, ink- Bronze statues, figures and
wells, card cases and lorgnettes busts are highlights. A bronze
Among the selections of pock- have royal status in this sale. Great Dane sculpture
et and pendant watches is a About 40 examples of chate- ($5/10,000), “High Four” by
private label Patek Phillipe laines — decorative belt-style Louise Peterson, portrays a
18K gold triple date moon- hooks that held everyday seated Great Dane with his
phase repeater ($35/45,000). household helpers for women right paw in the air. It includes
This timepiece’s case is in the mid-Nineteenth Century, a certificate of authenticity.
marked 750 with hallmarks, including scissors, watches, Two bronzes with motorcycle Abner Zook 3D farm painting ($4/8,000).
its dial is marked “48287,” and thimbles and keys — are cer- themes will cross the block. The
its movement — which is run- tain to work the crowd. A circa first is a large bronze bust of a third in the background. An decorative items. A rare 1860
ning and chiming correctly — 1860 gold colored English chat- motorcycle racer. It features Abner Zook three-dimensional $3 gold coin ($6/7,000) is rated
is marked “Special” and “Bai- elaine ($1,5/2,500) has a top the bike’s handlebar and racing farm scene is a highly detailed PCGS MS 62 and is detailed
ley Banks & Biddle No. 48287 decorated with a man and a number and is signed “Diosi.” painting featuring an Amish with a profile of a bust of a
Philadelphia.” woman in conversation and a The second is a full-figure farm in Lancaster, Penn., and crowned Lady Liberty on one
large yellow stone. Its accesso- bronze motorcycle statue with comes to life with a Case trac- side and a partial wreath of
A green enameled 18K gold ries include a wax seal, a watch detailing (each $4/6,000). tor, hay wagon with horses, and flowers, leaves and a bow on
pocket watch ($2,5/3,000), an key and a hand holding a small Paintings, prints and sketch- Amish people with house and the reverse. Finally, an antique
unmarked example, features a embossed ornamental case es offered include R.D. Wil- trees in the background 4/4 violin ($15/20,000), repaired
decorated case displaying a dis- with six additional instruments lard’s painting of riders and ($4/8,000). by N.N. Borisik, is labeled
tinctly Art Nouveau pattern of hidden within. A 14K yellow horse ($3/5,000), a signed, oil “Jacobus Stainer.”
textured gold, ribbons, pen- gold chatelaine decorated with on canvas work measuring 19 This sale comes full circle
dants and a tassel. A circa a pearl-topped crown and two by 15 inches and depicting one with selections of coins, general Morphy Auctions is at 2000
1890s Volta Swiss 18K gold enameled shields ($2/3,000) horse jumping over a stream, antiques, glass, pottery, porce- North Reading Road. For more
minute repeater pocket watch has tools that include a wax another emerging from it and a lain, silver, musical instru- information, 877-986-8880 or
($3/5,000) features an enam- ments and other functional and www.morphyauctions.com. 
eled single sunk dial with black
Arabic markers and sub sec-
onds. Its case glows with hand
engraved monograms to both
outer covers; its inner dust
cover is decorated with eight
coins and is marked, “No. 18930
Paris, Chicago and Geneve.”

Estimated $2,5/5,000 is a
Patek Philippe & Co. triple
signed pocket watch with its all
original leather presentation
box. A women’s 18K gold and
enamel Cartier pendant watch
and chain ($15/25,000) features
guilloche detailing and is deco-
rated with pink and white
enameling, diamonds and
pearls; its dial sports engine

Call For Papers For Fall Symposium At Historic Deerfield
DEERFIELD, MASS. — His- ties even as they forged new flicts in the Twenty-First Cen- enslaved persons within tion should be 25 minutes in
toric Deerfield invites paper patterns of consumption and tury: Choices made regarding Anglo-American fashion nar- length; deadline for submissions
proposals for a two-and-a-half- trade. treatment of textiles and dress ratives. is April 1. Notifications will be
day symposium, September or their display and interpre- sent out by late April. Speakers
28–30, exploring the impact of Priority will be given to paper tation in museums and galler- For consideration, send a 250- whose papers are accepted will
conflict on clothing and textiles submissions exploring topics ies; contextualizing the inter- word abstract to Ned Lazaro, be given complimentary regis-
in defining the culture of Brit- that engage with meanings of pretation of the dress of curator of textiles, at [email protected] tration to the symposium.
ish and French North America conflict related to fashion in historic-deerfield.org. Presenta-
colonial and Federal America
in the Eighteenth Century. in new and exciting ways. Top-
Clashes between European ics might include, but are not
rivals, struggles by Native peo- limited to military influences
ples to retain their homelands on dress and accessories of
and autonomy and the deter- European colonists, e.g., cloth-
mination of colonial settlers to ing (both civilian and mili-
control their environment all tary); the impact of war and
shaped the physical landscape scarcity on the availability of
and ideological contours of the imported textiles and/or fash-
North American continent in ion news; intercultural con-
the Seventeenth and Eigh- flicts, including Native Ameri-
teenth Centuries. Throughout can intersections with and
this era of conflict, accommo- diversions from European
dation and adaptation, Euro- clothing traditions and percep-
pean newcomers and their tions about, and/or inclusion
descendants persistently of, the dress of different cul-
turned to the material culture tures by British and French
and fashions of the Old World North Americans; personal/
to affirm their cultural identi- moral/legislative conflict, such
as financial struggle and the
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Other topics include conflict-
ed adoption of European fash-
ions in the New World, e.g.,
disruption of traditional
Anglo-French American pat-
terns of trade or accepted
transference of styles and pref-
erences and adoption or rejec-
tion of new fashions or tastes,
including non-western sources;
conservation and display con-

6 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Derain Fauve View Of Thames To Highlight Christie’s
London Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

LONDON — André Derain’s “Londres: la Tamise au “Londres: la Tamise au pont de Westminster” by Westminster, Westminster Bridge and, in the back-
pont de Westminster,” circa 1906–07, will star in Chris- André Derain, 1906-07, oil on canvas (£6/9 million), ground, the pyramidal silhouette of Whitehall Court.
tie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on photo courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd. 2018 Just a few months before he ventured to London, Der-
February 27. The sale will launch “20th Century at ain had made his debut into the Parisian art world
Christie’s,” a series of auctions that take place in Lon- when he was included in the Salon d’Automne of
don from February 20 to March 7. The painting will be 1905. Derain’s work at the salon caught the eye of one
on view in Hong Kong, February 5–8 and New York of Paris’s leading contemporary art dealers, the man
from February 12–14, before being exhibited in London who had, a few months earlier, introduced the artist
from February 20–27. to Matisse: Ambroise Vollard.

Arriving in London with a strongly felt desire to take Vollard became Derain’s dealer later that same year
color, and painting, beyond traditional conventions, Der- and it was his idea to send Derain to London and
ain’s radical ideas took flight upon visiting the capital’s commission him to paint a series of cityscapes there.
collections of non-Western art. Visiting the ethnograph- With Monet’s famous series of Thames views set firm-
ic and ancient collections of the British Museum, he was ly in his mind, over the course of his time in London,
immediately inspired to “make of the Thames some- Derain traveled across the city in search of his sub-
thing other than colored photographs,” as he wrote to jects, sketching an array of different views. Unlike
Matisse on March 25, 1906. Immersed in the capital, its Monet, whose depictions of the city had centered
national collections, and most importantly, removed around three specific viewpoints, Derain was not
from the avant-garde hub of Paris, Derain was able to fixed to one specific location. Instead he captured the
forge an artistic idiom that was wholly unique. city from a range of positions, never returning to an
identical subject twice to challenge himself with each
One of 29 recorded paintings of London that Derain work.
painted across 1906 and 1907, “Londres: la Tamise au Christie’s is at 8 King Street. For information,
pont de Westminster” is captured from the Albert 20-7839-9060 or www.christies.com.
Embankment, portraying the Thames, the Palace of

John Folinsbee’s ‘River At New Hope’
Brings $165,200 At Ahlers & Ogletree

Auction Action In Atlanta, Ga.

ATLANTA — A 1923 oil on New Hope, Penn. He is best Rainer (Austrian, b 1929),
canvas painting by the noted known for his Impressionist titled “Stupid Prayers for For-
American landscape artist scenes of New Hope (the paint- giveness,” 1976. The
John Fulton Folinsbee (1892– ing sold was an example). The 25¾-by-30¾-inch work was
1972), titled “River at New “River at New Hope” measured signed, dated and inscribed
Hope,” went to $165,200 and 31½ by 37½ inches and came and was previously exhibited
an important 18K gold, emer- with a letter from Folinsbee to at the Emory University Muse-
ald and diamond necklace pen- Hugh Richardson, the Atlanta um of Art & Archaeology in
dant found a new owner for collector who acquired the Atlanta. It brought $13,640.
$35,400 at Ahlers & Ogletree painting in 1924. A collage of acrylic and char-
Auction Gallery’s annual New coal on papers by Juliao Sar-
Year’s signature estates auc- A determined phone bidder mento (Portuguese, b 1948),
tion held January 6–7. claimed the gold, emerald and titled “Arena,” 1985, apparent-
diamond necklace pendant, ly unsigned and impressive at
The two-day event, typically made in 18K white gold (25 69¼ by 59½ inches, went for
one of the bigger auctions on grams) and set with 18 modern $19,360; and a late Nineteenth
Ahlers & Ogletree’s calendar, round brilliant-cut diamonds Century oil on canvas mounted
featured more than 1,000 qual- (1.29 carat total weight), plus on board by William Picknell
ity lots, mostly pulled from one rose-cut diamond and six (American, 1853–1897), titled
prominent local estates and fancy shape diamonds. The “Coast of France,” artist signed
collections in a sale that pendant also boasted 19 cabo- and 42¾ by 54½ inches, made
grossed around $1.17 million. chon emeralds (22.99 total car- $14,160.
A stout 460 people attended ats) and one large faceted oval A scarce set of “Black Shoul-
Original oil painting signed by John Folinsbee (American, the auction in person, despite emerald (11.17 total carats). der” hand painted French
1892–1972), “River at New Hope,” included as #698 in the the cold winter weather. china designed by Van Day
artist’s catalogue raisonné, brought $165,200. Saturday’s first session Truex for Tiffany & Co., with
John Fulton Folinsbee was a focused on American art, furni- all 103 pieces in the private
member of the art colony at ture, decorative arts, Modern
design, contemporary art and
an important collection of stock set inscribed by Tiffany
black and white photography. on the base, along with Atelier
Session 2, on Sunday, featured Le Talec marks, realized
English and continental art, $12,400; while a large set of
period antique furniture, sterling silver flatware by Tif-
antique lighting and textiles, fany & Company in the Chry-
and fine pieces of sterling sil- santhemum pattern sold for
ver the same amount.
In the furniture category, an
A collection of black and English Arts and Crafts
white photographs included mahogany inlaid wing arm-
signed works by such luminar- chair, made in the Twentieth
ies as Robert Mapplethorpe, Century and from the estate of
Joel-Peter Wiltkin, John the historical and architectur-
Coplans, Jimmy de Sana and al author William R. Mitchell
George Platt Lynes. A gelatin Jr breezed to $8,470; and a
silver print signed by Robert Nineteenth Century French
Mapplethorpe (1946–1989), Louis XV-style parquetry
titled “Patrice,” dated 1977 inlaid serpentine front com-
Collage of acrylic and charcoal on and numbered 3 (of 5) in ink, mode made from satinwood,
Late Nineteenth Century oil on canvas mounted on papers by Juliao Sarmento (Portu- hammered for $14,880. gilt metal and marble,
board by William Picknell (American, 1853–1897), guese, b 1948), titled “Arena,” 1985, unmarked, changed hands for
“Coast of France,” artist signed, 42¾ by 54½ inches, unsigned, 69¼ by 59½ inches One lot combined photogra- $6,050.
went for $14,160. framed, sold at $19,360. phy with artwork. It was a Rounding out the auction’s
mixed media charcoal on pho- primary achievers, a Chinese
tograph self-portrait by Arnulf

Qing dynasty porcelain vase,
15 inches tall, fetched $3,025.
The hand painted famille rose
enamel decorated tianqiuping
bottle vase boasted a motif of
peaches, birds, flowering vases,
ruyi scepters and other pre-
cious objects. Made Nineteenth
Century or a bit earlier, the
vase was marked to the under-
side with double cobalt rings.
All prices given include the
buyer’s premium. For further
Set of Black Shoulder hand painted French china designed by Van Day Truex (American, 1904–1979) for Tiffany & Co., information, 404-869-2478 or
with all 103 pieces inscribed by Tiffany, realized $12,400. www.aandoauctions.com.

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 7

Giacometti Figural Chandelier Lights Up
Sotheby’s Imp/Mod Sale Feb 28

LONDON — Sotheby’s figures are neither alone nor Thomas Bompard, head of “Lustre avec femme, homme et oiseau” by Alberto Giacom-
Impressionist & Modern Art placed together. Giacometti Sotheby’s London Impression- etti, conceived circa 1949 and cast in bronze in 1952 in an
Evening sale, February 28, was fascinated by spatial ist & Modern Art Evening edition of three (£6/8 million).
will present for the first time relationships and the concept Sales, said, “This chandelier
at auction a figural chande- of movement within a single by Alberto Giacometti is the TIFFANY LAMP EXPERT
lier made by Alberto Giacom- work, and the cage-chandelier tangible coming together of (OVER FORTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE)
etti. A dramatic yet elegant allowed him to bring together visual arts, decoration and
chandelier, “Lustre avec two of the most common spa- theatre. Despite a natural
femme, homme et oiseau” is tial arrangements of the post- tendency for introversion,
one of only three casts by Gia- war period – cages and the Giacometti became a figure-
cometti, an instance where all city square. head of existentialism — find-
the key motifs of the artist’s ing his place at the center of
career appear in a single Giacometti only produced the avant-garde scene of art-
work. Hailing from a pivotal such objects for friends, and ists and intellectuals in Paris.
moment in the artist’s oeuvre, the plaster model for “Lustre He was sought-after by
the piece encapsulates the avec femme, homme et oiseau” patrons, dealers and fellow
existential anxiety of the was originally commissioned artists, collaborating with the
post-war period. around 1949 by Louis Broder, likes of modernist playwright
a Swiss publisher based in Samuel Beckett to capture
In the years after the second Paris. Several years later Gia- the fragile but powerful beau-
world war, Giacometti’s fig- cometti agreed to cast three ty of what hadn’t been
ures were reduced to their bronzes from the plaster, of destroyed by the second world
bare essential form, display- which the other two were war.”
ing an austerity that embod- acquired by the artist’s dealer
ied the artist’s existentialist Aimé Maeght and dealer Sotheby’s is at 34-35 New
concerns, and reflecting the Heinz Berggruen. The plaster Bond Street. For additional
lonely and vulnerable human original is now in the Centre information, 20-7293-5000 or
condition. Here, individual Georges Pompidou. www.sothebys.com.

‘Long Island Whalers Of Color’ Talk
At Suffolk County Historical

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — This on the whaling captains and ship wrecks and whaling ves- Actively Also Purchasing
illustrated presentation by crews of color on the Long sels of Long Island’s whalers Purchasing 19th & 20th Century
Sandi Brewster-Walker, Long Island Sound, highlighting of color.
Island Indigenous People the genealogies and experi- TIFFANY, Paintings -
Museum executive director is ences of the local men who Admission is $5 for non- HANDEL, Postwar &
presenting an illustrated pre- hunted the whale during the members and free for mem- PAIRPOINT Contemporary
sentation on “Long Island peak years of 1840–60. She bers, which includes admis- LAMPS
Whalers of Color” on Satur- will also discuss her experi- sion to current exhibits.
day, February 24, at 1 pm, at ences researching ship
the Suffolk County Historical records, logbooks, crew lists The museum is at 300 West
Museum. and other resources, as well Main Street. For additional
as the journeys, destinations, information, 631-727-2881 or
Brewster-Walker will focus www.suffolkcountyhistorical-
society.org.

‘RAWR! A WCMA Bestiary’
At Williams College Museum Of Art
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. — For centuries, imaginative. In ancient Egypt, ibises, large
artists have depicted the diverse and intimate wading birds, were representative of Thoth, the Harvey Weinstein Fine antiques
nature of humans’ relationship to animals. god of knowledge. They were considered sacred,
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the Williams College Museum of Art’s collec- given human traits or even fantastical powers
tion explore the representation of animals in as in Marc Chagall’s “The Flying Cow,” depict- SEEKING IMPORTANT
art and artifacts across time and across the ing a man lying on the ground as a cow leaps AMERICAN PRINTS AND MAPS
globe. “RAWR! A WCMA Bestiary” is currently across the night sky.
on view at the museum through September 23.
The show demonstrates the prolonged engage-
At a moment when species are dying off at an ment of artists and artisans with animal sub-
alarming pace, the exhibition considers how art jects as well as the depth and range of WCMA’s
has helped to create arbitrary distinctions collections. There are approximately 3,000
between the human and the animal. Artists — years of human creativity on display, from an
both consciously and inadvertently — provide ancient Egyptian Ibex to a masterful Seven-
insight into the inner lives of animals and teenth Century still life by Jan Weenix to a
interrogate our ethical responsibilities to other whimsical “cat accident” by Paul Klee and Andy
species and to ourselves. Warhol’s famous cow. “By placing wildly differ-
ent kinds of objects in conversation, we explore
The exhibition is presented in conjunction animal imagery within contexts both playful
with Philosophy 216: The Philosophy of Ani- and of serious consequence for humankind,”
mals taught by Professor Joseph Cruz. The said Kevin Murphy, WCMA’s Eugénie Prender-
course will use the works of art in the exhibi- gast senior curator of American art.
tion in their philosophical inquiries into animal
cognition, empathy and evolution, language in Williams College Museum of Art is on Main
nonhuman animals, cross-cultural views on Street. For information, 413-597-2429 or wcma.
animals and animal rights. williams.edu.

Themes within the exhibition show the range
of human and animal relationships, including
ritualistic, domestication, consumption and

Amos Doolittle – A New Display of the United States, 1799

Egyptian, Ibis, 26th Dynasty (664–525 CE), Maker unknown (French), tapestry from INC.
bronze, gift of Sir Henry Rawlinson through Chateau de Courances, early Sixteenth Cen-
Dwight W. Marsh, class of 1842, by exchange. tury, wool. Gift of Miss Lois Clarke. CELEBRATING 116 YEARS OF BUYING, SELLING AND
BUILDING AMERICAN ART COLLECTIONS.

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8 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Philip & Mary Hulitar Estate At
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Feb. 22

An Italian rococo-style painted sofa is one of several.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. women’s fashion in 1949. He One of a pair of Herend porcelain covered
— On February 22, Leslie went on to gain global recogni- tureens. A Louis XV-style gilt-bronze elephant clock.
Hindman Auctioneers will sell tion through the 1950s for his
property from the estate of sophisticated collections. He board voted to name the public her father, and the Society of as well as how it was decorat-
Philip and Mary Hulitar at its retired from the industry in space the Philip Hulitar Sculp- the Four Arts. She too received ed, reflects an era of entertain-
1608 South Dixie Highway gal- 1964, renting his home in Glen ture Garden. Following his many honors for her dedication ing where each room show-
leries. The Hulitars lived on Cove, N.Y., to Robert F. Kenne- death, Mary Hulitar endowed a to community service, includ- cased an abundance of worldly
North Ocean Boulevard in a dy, who was preparing to run Welcome Garden to carry on ing being honored as a Town of objects, and the auction reflects
12,062-square-foot oceanfront for the senate from New York. the legacy of their commit- Palm Beach Centennial that abundance.
home. The home was designed ments to the space. Ambassador and the Hospice
by Marion Sims Wyeth, a prom- The Hulitars in turn took up Foundation Hero Award. In addition to the February
inent architect who also residency in Palm Beach and Additionally, Hulitar was the 22 auction, Leslie Hindman
designed Mar-a-Lago. Both the soon after began restoring sev- first president of the Palm Included in the auction will Auctioneers will conduct its
exterior and interior offered a eral historic homes on the Beach Landmarks Commission be highlights such as works by first sporting art sale on Feb-
classic Palm Beach aesthetic island. Their contributions to and served as vice president of the artist Stephen Scott Young ruary 23, offering fine art,
with colorfully themed and Palm Beach are many. Notably, the Hospice Guild of the Palm and from the School of George sculptures and silver from a
synchronized rooms. Philip Hulitar founded the Beaches. Mary Hulitar was Chinnery; exquisite examples prominent private collection of
Sculpture Garden for the Soci- also very active in the Palm of Venetian blackamoor fig- London.
Philip Hulitar served as the ety of the Four Arts and went Beach community, serving on ures; Chinese export paintings
head of women’s design at on to become vice president the boards of the Gerstenberg and an extensive collection of For additional information,
Bergdorf Goodman before and its chief benefactor. In rec- Hospice Center, named after silver. The layout of the home, www.lesliehindman.com or
opening his own design firm for ognition of his devotion, the 561-833-8053.

New Exhibition Proposes Theories To Organize Field Of Architecture

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — On um of the contemporary field. spectrum ranging from what bears the nonverbal impulse Such compulsion births a
view at Harvard Graduate Hays and Holder posit that the curators call “the imma- to simply leave a mark, the third category of work, the
School of Design (GSD) architects have arrived at a nent to the transcendental” — curators argue: such features curators claim: “the revealed,”
through March 11, “Inscrip- set of agreements on which “the immanent” being organic, as the serial repetition of characterized by a disciplin-
tions” reveals the nonverbal forms the practice can take earthly or primitive, coincid- eidetic house forms, or the ary drive to reveal or approach
but human agreements that today without explicit commu- ing with the natural rhythms common use of explicit “Bool- an end product through pro-
have shaped architecture’s nication. The curators also of the site and building mate- ean” combinations of simple jective geometry and serial
contemporary moment. The suggest that, in an age of ever- rials, and “the transcendental” platonic solids, illustrate the drawing exercises, a drive that
field of architecture today is advancing technology, the involving a-priori ideas, form compulsion of practices to con- is compulsive as well as com-
fragmented, many observers deskilled and the visceral still and process that are received tinually reiterate various cer- pelling and often divorced
argue; without a center of thrive within contemporary intellectually. Even this for- tainties that help them claim from organically regulated
gravity, it is characterized by practice, suggesting a common mal, transcendental work a place in the world. frames and cycles. Finally, a
an “anything goes” attitude, agenda and a bounded set of fourth category, “the encoun-
they claim. This exhibition possibilities despite the march tered,” in which projects
posits, however, that contem- of ever-increasing digital vir- attempting to evade contem-
porary architectural practice tuosity. porary clichés suggest that
is indeed ordered, its structure what is needed is a new kind
rooted in a nonverbal impulse The exhibition presents 400 of mimesis — materialist rath-
to claim a place in the world, images and 26 models, gath- er than idealist, figural rather
to confirm the structures that ered from more than 70 prac- than representational. These
hold us together. tices. Significant projects by responses involve a new rela-
architects including Farshid tionship to body and material-
Curated by the GSD’s K. Moussavi, Preston Scott ity that might best be called
Michael Hays and Andrew Cohen, and Mack Scogin are “the creaturely,” the curators
Holder, “Inscriptions: Archi- interspersed as keystones explain.
tecture Before Speech” reveals among works from emerging
shared cultural engagements, architects across the academy The Harvard Graduate
agreement and fantasies of such as MALL, MILLIØNS, School of Design’s Druker
architecture’s origins, offering PARA Project, T+E+A+M, Design Gallery, Gund Hall, is
a theory on the structural BairBalliet, and First Office. at 48 Quincy Street. For more
relationships that bind and information, 617-495-1000 or
organize the apparent deliri- “Inscriptions” organizes con- www.gsd.harvard.edu.
temporary architecture on a

Children’s Museum Of Manhattan Plans Move To Bigger Home

—Emily Munro photo NEW YORK CITY — After a multiyear number of visitors.” Board co-chair Shan-
search, the Children’s Museum of Manhat- non Bauer Aronson agreed, adding,
tan (CMOM) announced it has purchased “Returning this extraordinary building to
the former First Church of Christ, Scien- public use will benefit both the museum
tist at 361 Central Park West and 96th and all New Yorkers.”
Street as the museum’s future home. The
new building is expected to triple the The 1903 building, built by Carrère &
museum’s amount of exhibition space Hastings, has stood vacant for years. With
while accommodating up to twice as many the acquisition of the property complete,
visitors a year. CMOM will engage an architect and begin
the design phase. The museum is commit-
CMOM is currently at capacity at its ted to working with a New York-based
West 83rd Street location. Attendance is team practiced in renovating landmarked
about 375,000 per year, almost double its buildings and expects to move into the new
early years, making it among the most building in late 2021.
densely visited museums in the city on a
visitor per square foot basis. The purchase of the building was made
possible thanks to CMOM’s board of direc-
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity tors and a few early visionary funders,
for an institution,” said Matt Messinger, such as Laurie M. Tisch and the Laurie M.
board co-chair, Children’s Museum of Man- Tisch Illumination Fund, the Bezos Family
hattan. “Our new home on Central Park Foundation, Nickelodeon and S. Donald
West will enable the museum to expand its Sussman.
educational mission and reach twice the
For information, www.cmom.org.

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 9

Items From Millicent Rogers Will Be Sold By Charlton Hall

Spanish baroque iron-mounted wal- Cizhou ware meiping Navajo pictorial weaving, a sandpainting “Pensees et Dahlias dans une Vase” by
nut vargueno on stand, Sixteenth or vase from northern example in the Whirling Log design by Henri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836–
Seventeenth Century, with embel- China and made dur- either Hastiin Klah or Gladys Manuelito, 1904), oil on canvas, artist signed and
lishments ($10/20,000). ing the Song-Jin dynas- circa 1925 ($18/25,000). framed, 19 by 13 inches ($15/25,000).
ty, with a slip-decorat-
ed foliate design, 17
inches tall ($10/15,000).

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Zuni tribes and incorporated West photographer Edward S. by the Flemish painter Jan The Asian category will
contents of Turtle Walk — the Indian designs throughout the Curtis (1868–1952), signed and Josef Horemans (1714–1792), include a Cizhou ware meiping
Taos, N.M., home of renowned house. She also became a dedi- framed, 16 by 12 inches; Nine- signed and unframed, 18½ by vase from northern China and
fashion icon and art collector cated champion of Native Amer- teenth Century Hopi painted 24½ inches; and “Procession” by made during the Song-Jin
Millicent Rogers (American, ican civil rights. cottonwood katsina dolls, Josep Maria Sert I Badia (Span- dynasty, with a slip-decorated
1902–1953) — will be at the including a Talavai doll, 15½ ish, 1874–1945), framed and foliate design, 17 inches tall; an
center of an auction planned for Turtle Walk was filled with an inches tall and one with a pale unsigned, 12 by 27½ inches. early Chinese Qing dynasty
February 22–23 by Charlton eclectic array of Native Ameri- green case mask, black skirt bird of prey painting on silk and
Hall Auctions, online and in the can art and objects, decorative and kilt, 13½ inches tall. Also Works by American artists an early Chinese pottery ox-
firm’s gallery. Start time both arts, furniture, fine art, appoint- up for bid will be a pair of bead- will feature an oil on canvas drawn cart, probably Tang
days is 11 am. ments and books for the library. ed late Nineteenth Century painting by Oscar Edmund Ber- dynasty or later.
Also offered in the sale will be Sioux hide moccasins, sinew ninghaus (1874–1945) titled
Mary Millicent Abigail Rogers part of the estates of Arturo Per- stitched and boasting velvet “Bunk House, Taos, NM,” signed Furniture will span several
was the granddaughter of alta Ramos Jr, Millicent’s son, cuffs. and framed, 12 by 16 inches; an continents and centuries. From
Henry Huddleston Rogers Sr, and his wife, as well as property oil on canvas by Danish Ameri- England, pieces include a Wil-
one of the original founding from the estate of Julia Brews- The category will also feature can artist Emil Carlsen (1848- liam IV carved mahogany
partners of Standard Oil, along ter Ballard, the founder of the a painting on hide attributed to 1932) titled “Still Life of Roses library table, circa 1835, and a
with John D. Rockefeller Sr. As highly successful Ballard Teddy Weahkee (Zuni, 1890– in Vase,” signed and framed, 22 George III mahogany and later
heiress to her family’s vast Design Company, objects from a 1965), titled “Knife Wing God,” by 16 inches; and a framed tem- marble-top pier table (possibly
wealth, Rogers was able to free- Southern museum deaccession circa 1920–1950, with vibrant pera on paper by Morris Graves Irish, circa 1770).
ly indulge her passions for trav- and collections from 14 states. design elements, 60 by 43 inch- (1910–2001) simply titled
el, fashion, romance (she was es; a circa 1900 Apache pictorial “Vase,” unsigned, 48½  by 24 ½ The star furniture lot from
married three times and had Native American art and basketry olla with horse, dog, inches. Spain is the baroque iron-
romances with Clark Gable, Ian objects will feature several cross and geometric designs in mounted walnut vargueno on
Fleming and the Prince of Navajo pictorial weavings, to devil’s claw; and Nineteenth Decorative arts are plentiful stand, made in the Sixteenth or
Wales, among others) and, per- include a sandpainting example Century pipe tomahawks, and will feature George I Bri- Seventeenth Century. American
haps most important, South- in the Whirling Log design by including a Plains/Prairie toma- tannia silver salt cellars (James furniture will feature a Federal
western-style art and jewelry. either Hastiin Klah or Gladys hawk, richly patinated, 25 inch- Rood, London, dated 1717), maple highboy made in New
Manuelito, circa 1925, 66 by 68 es long, and a Plains tomahawk octagonal form, with a made-to- Hampshire, third quarter Nine-
While visiting Taos with inches; a tightly woven, serape- with diamond and sun design, match set of four by Chrichton teenth Century, 72 inches tall,
friends, she was captivated by style Late Classic men’s wear- 14 inches long. (Loidon, 1931); a circa 1829 with molded crown and long
the beauty and culture of the ing blanket, circa 1880, showing rectangular Historical Arms of graduated drawers top and bot-
American Indians. She bought a serrated devices and thunder- Original artwork will span the Delaware transferware platter tom; and an American Classical
rundown Seventeenth Century birds; and a Navajo Yeibichai globe. Oil on canvas paintings by Thomas Mayer Stoke (Cliff carved mahogany worktable
house, renovated it, named it weaving made circa 1930–40, by foreign artists will include Bank Works); an English (or attributed to Joseph Barry
Turtle Walk and became a per- showing dancers in ceremonial “Pensees et Dahlias dans une French) armorial partial dinner (Philadelphia, circa 1820).
manent resident of Taos. She attire, 38 by 58 inches. Vase” by Henri Fantin-Latour service, circa 1800, 43 pieces in
immersed herself in the art, (French, 1836–1904), signed all; and a Dutch Delft blue and Charlton Hall Auctions is at 7
jewelry and culture of the Pueb- Also offered will be a photo- and framed, 19 by 13 inches; white charger, signed, from the Lexington Drive. For additional
lo, Hopi, Navajo, Apache and gravure titled “Indians on “Celebrating the New Arrival” Eighteenth Century. information, 803-779-5678 or
Horseback” by the American www.charltonhallauctions.com.

Heather Gaudio Fine Art Presents ‘Jeremy Holmes: New Sculpture’
NEW CANAAN, CONN. — as he works, Holmes bends, Holmes has been working tic practice consists of making guest lecturer and artist in
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is twists and coils the slabs into with wood since earning his large, temporary site-specific residence, and has been the
presenting “Jeremy Holmes: graceful sinewy forms, then BFA a decade ago and has installations such as the one recipient of numerous awards.
New Sculpture,” the first solo joins them to become stunning been the subject of several he created for this exhibition.
exhibition of the artist at the free-standing or wall-mounted solo and group exhibitions in In addition to having his work Heather Gaudio Fine Art is
gallery. The show will run to sculptures. He stains them the United States and abroad. featured in various publica- at 66 Elm Street. For more
March 17.  with color or leaves them nat- An important part of his artis- tions, Holmes has been a information, 203-801-9590 or
ural with a clear resin finish. www.heathergaudiofineart.com.
Holmes engages the viewer
with abstract three-dimen- On view are new free-standing The Friends of the Southbury Public Library, Inc.
sional forms created out of and wall-mounted sculptures in
natural wood. Using tradi- addition to a large site-specific Antiques & Collectibles Sale
tional woodworking tech- installation. Made of white ash,
niques, he starts by soaking this singular, sinuous 200-foot
12-foot-long planks to make structure activates the gallery
the naturally rigid material space as it hangs suspended
more malleable. Improvising from the ceiling and walls.

Good news! The Friends are conducting a sale that will offer fresh out of the attic
antiques & collectibles. These items were all reviewed for quality and priced fairly.

At the Southbury Public Library – 100 Poverty Road, Southbury, CT

Friday, Mar. 2, 10:00 – 4:30 & Saturday, Mar. 3, 9:30 – 3:30 & Sun, Mar. 4, 12:00 – 4:30

Friday, 10:00 – 2:00 (volume discounts will be offered)

Large Collections: Porcelain, China, Crystal, Blown glass, Cup/Saucer, Teapots
Art & Studio Pottery, Early glass with great colors and patterns (1870s – 1950s), Records (Vinyl)

Small Collections: Toys, Puzzles, Games, Sheet Music, Lamps & Lighting, Ephemera (post cards, etc.),
Wooden Ware, Antique furniture (Including a few Mission Oak pieces), and Mid-century modern, Tins.

Vintage Kitchenware: Copper, Iron, Brass Pewter & aluminum, baskets.

“Forever” by Jeremy Holmes, 2018, black cherry, 115 by 72 The Art & Wall Décor Gallery has over 250 pieces.
by 12 inches. There are 5,000+ items in the SALE!

The Friends of the Southbury Public Library, Inc. would like to thank our generous donors for supporting
the Southbury Public Library: Dr. Frieda Denenmark of Southbury and the Williams family of Woodbury,
whose significant gifts added great depth to the selections. Thank you to the donors from Southbury,

Litchfield, Brookfield, Washington and Kent.
All proceeds benefit the Southbury Public Library

10 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Morphy’s Gambles & Wins With Coin-Ops & Advertising

Auction Action In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Morphy Auc- machines on offer, an early skills with Keeney’s Submarine Morphy’s Gold Rush & Native American auction, conducted
tions conducted a multimillion- 1900s five-cent Caille Centaur Arcade Machine, circa 1931. a day before the coin-op and gambling machine sessions,
dollar coin-op and advertising Eclipse twin double upright slot Housed in a cabinet painted in included this Everts, Wilson & Co. Gold Dust sign at $141,450.
sales event on January 27–28. machine beat the house with a nautical World War II colors,
The 1,100-plus lot auction $98,400 winning bid. Housed in this game puts the player in cal machines, it was manufac- cent H.C. Evans Ten Strike
included the Jon Torrence col- a mahogany cabinet, it is deco- charge of a submarine that is tured in 1949. classic arcade machine.
lection, as well as selections of rated with a Centaur on one constantly submerging in and
vintage music machines, adver- side and an Eclipse on the other. out of the water, moving left Arcade bowlers were not left According to Dan Morphy,
tising and other antiques. The and right, while a gun fires a out of the fun as a five-cent president of Morphy Auctions,
sale realized $2.4 million. The Next up at bat in the parade stream of steel balls at the Supreme Bolascore Revamp “The Torrence coin-op collec-
gallery had about 100 people in- of leading lots was a five-cent three targets. Only three known arcade machine scored a strike tion is simply in a class by
house bidding live, while online H.C. Evans Bat-A-Score Arcade examples of this game are at $27,675. There were many itself, and we are extremely
bidders numbered about 500. Game, which despite being known and it realized $36,900. revamps to the H.C. Evans Ten proud to have had the opportu-
manufactured in 1948, was in Strike, and this arcade game nity to offer it to enthusiasts
This collection, curated by near pristine condition. Consid- Two machines on offer racked was remodeled in the 1940s from all around the world. The
Torrence, Morphy Auctions’ ered by many elite collectors to up a final price of $30,750. One during World War II. Instead of accompanying book, which
coin-op and gambling depart- be the holy grail of early post- was a five-cent Mills Two Bits knocking down traditional stands on its own as an ulti-
ment head, offered examples of war machines — only five Chicago musical upright slot bowling pins, the player accu- mate authority reference book,
machines from the late 1800s examples are known — it machine, circa 1904, a floor mulates points by hitting a is a must-have for anyone
onward. Torrence is known reached $61,500. The curved model machine housed in an spoke on the rotary wheel that interested in antique and vin-
throughout the collector’s world glass cabinet serves to show- oak cabinet that both plays and is motorized at the rear. tage coin-op machines. It also
for his encyclopedic knowledge case an interior field with two pays with working cylinder Extremely rare, only two known captures this collection and
of vintage coin-op and gambling animated manikin baseball music box. The other was a examples of this game are in moment in time in the finest
machines, outstanding profes- players — a pitcher and a bat- large five-cent Chicago Coin’s existence. and most permanent way pos-
sional networks and for build- ter. The player is given ten Midget Skee Ball arcade sible.” Said Torrence, “I see the
ing, leading and educating col- pitches for every nickel and can machine painted in bright Additional sale highlights, sale of this portion of my collec-
lectors’ communities on social receive up to 200,000 points. orange with a brilliant display each fetching a final price of tion as the next step in a life-
networks, including Facebook The objective of the game is to that lights up as the patron’s $25,830, were a five-cent Sega long mission: helping others
and YouTube. Of the selections hit the steel ball into one of the score increases. The manikin Jumbo arcade machine, a five- discover, celebrate and appreci-
that were offered, about 30 had five levels at the rear, the low- basketball player, dressed in cent Chicago Coin’s four-player ate the best and the rarest
never come up for auction in est level being a foul and the blue, throws the balls to any of Derby arcade game and a five- pieces of American popular cul-
the past, and many machines highest, a home run. the six holes with points rang- A five-cent Supreme Bolas- ture. By putting this collection
had no record of ever being sold. ing from 1,000 to 10,000. One of core Revamp arcade machine into new hands, I hope to
Also for a nickel, one could try Chicago Coin’s electromechani- scored a strike at $27,675. inspire others to embrace their
Of the four antique gaming perfecting one’s submariner passions and share their own
treasures with the world.”
A gold quartz 1866 presentation cane sold
at $38,400 in the January 26 Gold Rush & Morphy’s kicked off its three-
Native American auction. day auction weekend with its
Gold Rush & Native American
Review by auction on January 26. High-
W. A. Demers, Senior Editor lights included an Everts, Wil-
Photos Courtesy of Morphy Auctions son & Co. Gold Dust sign at
$141,450, a gold quartz 1866
This early 1900s five-cent Caille Centaur This Waltham 18K gold quartz hunting case presentation cane selling at
Eclipse twin double upright slot machine pocket watch commanded $39,975 in the $38,400 and a Waltham 18K
beat the house with a $98,400 winning bid. January 26 Gold Rush & Native American gold quartz hunting case pocket
Housed in a mahogany cabinet, it is deco- auction. watch that commanded
rated with a Centaur on one side and an $39,975.
Eclipse on the other.
Prices reported include the
buyer’s premium. For informa-
tion, www.morphyauctions.com
or 877-968-8880.

This five-cent H.C. Evans Bat-A- A large five-cent Chicago Coin’s Midg- Racking up a final price of $30,750 Keeney’s Submarine Arcade Machine,
Score Arcade Game, considered by et Skee Ball arcade machine painted was a five-cent Mills Two Bits Chi- circa 1931, puts the player in charge
many elite collectors to be the holy in bright orange with a brilliant dis- cago musical upright slot machine, of a submarine to shoot at targets.
grail of early postwar machines play that lights up as the patron’s circa 1904. Only three known examples of this
with only five examples known, score increases went out at $30,750. game are known and it realized
reached $61,500. $36,900.

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 11

Birger Sandzén At Woody Auction   
New Gallery Opening Feb. 24

Oil on canvas painting by Swedish-born Kansas artist Birg- Fox candlestick holder, 6¼ inch- American Renaissance Revival two-hinge, standard
er Sandzén (1871–1946), titled “Cedars and Rocks,” one of es tall, unmarked but with reg- grade patent desk made circa 1874 by Wooton Desk Com-
four Sandzéns in the auction. istration stamp, Royal Bayreuth. pany (Indianapolis).

warrior riding a white stallion pansy and circular designs, set
while holding a lance and on an elaborate Barbour #272
DOUGLASS, KAN. — Woody and Rocks,” a vivid and colorful sword; and a must-see Galle figural silverplate stand and
Auction will celebrate the oil on canvas landscape render- signed figural table lamp with featuring three winged cher-
grand opening of its new gal- ing of Manitou Springs, Colo., a French cameo art glass shade ubs.
lery with a major antique and dated 1922. The 36-by-48-inch having a carved pink and green Bronzes include a 39-by-
fine art auction on Saturday, painting was professionally floral design with elaborate 16-inch statue titled “Cer-
February 24. Highlights cleaned in 2015 and is housed interior floral carved high- berus,” signed “Raoul Verlet”
include several original art- in its original frame. The other lights, set on a fine bronze base (French, 1857–1923), from the
works by Swedish-born Kansas paintings are “Lake in the showing a woman standing Ferdinand Barbedienne found-
painter Birger Sandzén (1871– Rockies,” 26 by 22 inches, oil on and feeding three rabbits, art- ry in Paris; and a 24-inch-tall
1946), plus collections of Royal canvas, in the original frame, ist signed F. Gopnik. statue, signed by Edmond
Bayreuth, Daum, Galle, Tiffa- dated 1921; “Horses in Wyo- Louis Charles Tassel (French,
ny, Pairpoint, pattern glass and ming,” 20 by 24 inches, oil on Tiffany Studios will be repre- 1870–1900), of a young maiden
furniture. The new showroom board, circa 1930; and an unti- sented by an all original desk crossing a stream, titled “Pas-
is at 130 East Third Street. tled oil on board (perhaps lamp with a signed “L.C.T. sage du Ruisseau,” dated 1890.
“Glimpse of Mountain Lake”), Favrile” decorated art glass The furniture category will
“The February 24 grand open- 36 by 48 inches, circa 1938. shade, signed “Tiffany Studios include a pair of original,
ing will be the first of many 417” on a weighted base; and a marked Hunzinger Renais-
quality auctions to be show- Collectors of Royal Bayreuth 5½-inch-tall rare Cypriot art sance Revival chairs with
cased in our new facility,” said will find a 6¼-inch-tall glass vase, exhibiting beautiful carved female heads and
Jason Woody of Woody Auction. unmarked candlestick holder colors and signed “L.C. Tiffany drPoaactgoecidnoa1-st8et6yd9le;baypatdwroloon-rpiseecte, Meeks
“Like in our past auctions, depicting a full figure fox in a Favrile 8324J.” with a
everything will be sold without colorful dinner jacket; a lPa:m\Ain&aAteAdds\r1o0s-e6w-1o7od\ couch
reserve to the highest bidder.” 4¾-inch-tall turtle lemonade Daum Nancy will feature a aanrtdanmdaatcnhtiiqnuge schtuadirio -in the
pitcher with blue mark; a French cameo art glass vase, Sctluaneto1n xH1alilndpda.ttern; and an
All four of the original San- 6½-inch-tall snake water pitch- 4¾ inches tall, signed, with a [email protected] sRghtokeeo,,ntsamctiiasracsniaadl.nacc1roe8dm7Rg4er,vaibdvye-
dzén paintings are fresh to the er of excellent quality, rare, fall season décor; and a Wooton Desk Company (Indi- Galle signed figural table
market, not offered to the pub- with a blue mark; and an 28-inch-tall signed French anapolis). lamp with a French cameo
lic in over 50 years. The unmarked 8¼-inch-tall squir- cameo art glass vase having a For additional information, art glass shade having a
McCaslin Royal Bayreuth col- rel water pitcher. pale lavender background with www.woodyauction.com or carved pink and green floral
lection of 132 items features cameo carved white leaf and 316-747-2694. design with elaborate inte-
many of the rarest animal Lamps and lighting will fea- blossom overlay. Brides bas- rior floral carved highlights.
forms available. The center- ture a rare and beautiful Jef- kets include a 14½-by-12-inch
piece artwork in the group of ferson banquet lamp, electri- signed Crown Milano triangu-
Sandzén paintings is “Cedars fied, displaying a scene of a lar-shaped ruffled bowl with

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Film From 10,000 Woodcuts At Saint Louis Art Museum FINE VIOLINS WANTED
Older violins pre WWII
ST LOUIS, MO. — The Saint and merged a 1,000-year-old ings, and photographs; Hannah American, English, French, German, Italian
Louis Art Museum presents, printmaking technique with Klemm, assistant curator of ALSO: Violas, Cellos, Basses, Bows
“Time Spy,” an animated 3D modern filmmaking technolo- modern and contemporary art; — One Item or Entire Collection —
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and Western traditions of art, art. It will run until August 12. P O Box 466, S. Egremont, MA 01258
history, myth and imagination. The exhibit is curated by Eliz- 413-528-3321 • 1-800-788-3521
To create the film, Chinese art- abeth Wyckoff, curator of prints, The Saint Louis Art Museum ★ Why Wait For Auction? I Will Pay You Now! ★
ist Sun Xun used more than drawings and photographs; is at 1 Fine Arts Drive. For
10,000 carved woodblock prints Gretchen Wagner, Andrew W. additional information, 314-
Mellon fellow in prints, draw- 721-0072 or www.slam.org.

Brooklyn Academy Of Music
Teknopolis: Digital Arts Showcase

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The international digital artists entry tickets are available now
Brooklyn Academy of Music and technologists — including and are $18 for daytime ses-
(BAM) announces the return of Google Spotlight Studios and sions, $25 for evening sessions.
Teknopolis, from February 24 Fingerlab — the selected Teknopolis is limited to ages
to March 11, a two-week inter- installations use technology to six and up and not appropriate
active multi-space digital art inspire the same exploratory for younger audiences. Each
showcase for all ages which and creative impulses we sat- person must have a ticket to be
debuted to sold-out crowds last isfy when we set foot on a stage admitted, regardless of age.
year. The two-week-long digital or grab a musical instrument. Children under age 12 must be
playground is designed to accompanied by an adult.
inspire creativity and explore Teknopolis takes over the
new frontiers in interactive BAM Fisher Building once BAM is at 30 Lafayette Ave-
technology. again, offering an expanded nue. For additional informa-
four-floor showcase of installa- tion, www.bam.org or 718-636-
Featuring both local and tions and displays. Timed- 4100.

12 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Two Iconic Picasso Works To Head
Sotheby’s Imp/Mod Evening Sale Feb. 28

LONDON — Two important works by Property from a distinguished pri- “Le Matador” by Pablo Picasso, oil noisseur and collector of modern art.”
Pablo Picasso will head Sotheby’s vate collection, “Femme au béret et on canvas, 1970 (£14/18 million) Monumental in scale, highly charged
Impressionist & Modern Evening sale, à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse market in recent years, this depiction of
February 28. The earlier of the two Walter)” by Pablo Picasso, 1937, oil Walker from the 1930s reveals Picasso’s and painted in vivid colors, “Le Matador”
works, Picasso’s 1937 “Femme au béret on canvas, 21½ by 18-1/8 inches, esti- mastery of the modern portrait. Of all is the culmination of a life-long obses-
et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse mate upon request. the artist’s styles and decades, this is the sion of Picasso’s that remained one of
Walter)” was painted the same year as devoted at the time, and the increasingly one that most epitomizes the legacy of the most important themes throughout
Guernica and has never been offered on dominant presence of his new lover Dora Picasso as a portraitist of women — with his career. It was included in the exhibi-
the market previously. The later of the Maar. this painting encompassing all of the tion of Picasso’s last great works, orga-
two works, his “Le Matador,” was paint- key elements for which he is recognized nized by Jacqueline at the Palais des
ed the year of his death and has not been Thomas Bompard, head of Sotheby’s and celebrated. It undoubtedly repre- Papes in Avignon shortly after the art-
unveiled in public since its 1973 exhibi- London Impressionist & Modern Art sents what is most desirable for a con- ist’s death in 1973 — presenting the
tion. As with the first, it will be making Evening Sales, said, “One of the greatest closing period of his oeuvre on the his-
its auction debut. Both works will be portraits by Picasso to appear on the torical walls of one of the most impor-
unveiled first in Asia then will travel to tant medieval Gothic buildings in
New York. They will then be exhibited in Europe.
London February 22–28 and offered in
Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Helena Newman, global co-head of
Evening Sale on February 28. Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art
Department and chairman of Sotheby’s
A painting of heightened psychological Europe, said, “Le Matador exemplifies
intensity, Picasso’s “Femme au béret et à Picasso’s creative force in his final years
la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Wal- and represents the culmination of a life-
ter)” brings to a climax a turbulent and long obsession. Through the subject of
highly charged year. The great master- the bullfight, Picasso explores the theme
piece of his career Guernica was created of life and death, creation and destruc-
in 1937, and in the final month of that tion, earth and sun, casting himself at
momentous year he painted this vivid, the center stage of the spectacle. We are
poignant and intense image of his gold- thrilled to be presenting two prime
en muse, Walter. The women of Picasso’s examples of works by Picasso at his very
life are the fulcrum of his creative best in one sale” – ‘Le Matador’ and
genius, unquestionably essential to his ‘Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée
creative and intellectual processes. This (Marie-Thérèse Walter)’ – both from key
work charts Picasso’s evolving relation- periods of the artist’s career.”
ship with his muse Marie-Thérèse Wal-
ter, to whom he was ostensibly still Sotheby’s is at 34-35 New Bond Street.
For additional information, 20-7293-
5000 or www.sothebys.com.

30th Art Dealers Association Of America Art Show February 28–March 4

NEW YORK CITY — The Art Settlement, marking the ADAA’s looking and active conversation proposals from member galleries Sicardi Gallery and Danziger Gal-
Dealers Association of America 30-year partnership with both the with some of the nation’s leading that represent the breadth and lery, and longtime ADAA mem-
(ADAA) presents, “The Art Show,” venerable community organiza- art gallerists. depth of the association’s art and bers who are newly returning to
one of the nation’s most respected tion and the city’s foremost per- scholarly expertise, providing the fair, including Anton Kern
and longest-running art fairs, forming arts venue. Organized by Each year, ADAA members audiences with a diverse range of Gallery, Anglim Gilbert Gallery,
which is celebrating its 30th year. the ADAA, a nonprofit member- wishing to participate submit pro- works from the pre-Columbian Lawrence Markey and Miles
Held annually in New York at the ship organization of art dealers posals that outline curatorial con- period through today, by artists of McEnery Gallery.
Park Avenue Armory, the art fair across the country,“The Art Show” cepts for single artist, dual or a variety of genres, practices and
will take place February 28– offers collectors, art professionals group exhibitions — a process national and international origin. The Park Avenue Armory is at
March 4. A gala preview on Feb- and the public the opportunity to which ensures the high standard 643 Park Avenue at 67th Street.
ruary 27 will benefit Henry Street engage with artworks of the high- of artistic quality and connois- The fair will include several For mroe information, including a
est quality through curated pre- seurship that has distinguished first-time exhibitors, including roster of this year’s exhibitors,
sentations that encourage close the fair for 30 years. Maccarone, Jonathan Boos, Alt- www.artdealers.org or 212-488-
man Siegel, Chambers Fine Art, 5550.
The show committee selected 72

Free Admission First Fridays At Neue Galerie New York

NEW YORK CITY — Neue remain open from 6 to 9 pm on Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar resents various movements of
Galerie New York announces the first Friday of every month. Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl and the early Twentieth Century
that US Trust, Bank of America Alfred Kubin) and the decorative such as the Blaue Reiter and its
Private Wealth Management is Neue Galerie New York is a arts (created at the Wiener circle, the Brücke, the Bauhaus,
the museum’s new sponsor of museum devoted to early Twen- Werkstätte by such well-known the Neue Sachlichkeit, as well as
First Fridays. This longstanding tieth Century German and Aus- figures as Josef Hoffmann, Kolo- applied arts from the German
program provides free admission trian art and design, displayed man Moser and Dagobert Peche, Werkbund and the Bauhaus.
to visitors after regular gallery on two exhibition floors. The col- and by such celebrated archi-
hours on the first Friday of every lection features art from Vienna tects as Adolf Loos, Joseph Neue Galerie New York is at
month. Through December 2019, circa 1900, exploring the special Urban and Otto Wagner). 1048 Fifth Avenue. For informa-
the museum’s galleries will relationship that existed tion, www.neuegalerie.org or
between the fine arts (of Gustav The German art collection rep- 212-628-6200.

WE BUY AND SELL Antique Bottle Collectors To Gather
FINE AMERICAN PAINTINGS On February 25 For Show & Sale

Emile A. Gruppe, Gloucester Morning, Oil on Canvas, 25” x 30” ENFIELD, CONN. — The 48th Annual
Antique Bottle Show and Sale, sponsored by
Abstract • Ashcan School • Brandywine School • the Somers (Connecticut) Antique Bottle Club,
Genre Scenes California Impressionists • will take place Sunday, February 25, at Saint
Bernard’s School West Campus. Approximate-
Cape Ann • Florida Scenes • Hudson River Valley • ly 40 antiques dealers from five states will
Modernists • New England Painters • Newport, Rhode Island showcase antique bottles and tabletop
antiques from the 1700s through the mid-
Painters • Pennsylvania Impressionists • Twentieth Century.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia Ten •
Among the offerings will be flasks, patent
Revolutionary War Scenes • Western medicine bottles, milk bottles, whiskies, per-
Investment is a Fine Art fumes, poisons, fruit (canning) jars, insulators,
lamps, candlesticks and whimsies. Featured
5230 Silo Hill Road, Doylestown, PA 18902 / (215) 348.2500 / will be bottles made in New England glass-
www.gratzgallery.com/ works from the early days of glass making in
the 1700s and 1800s. Related tabletop collect-
Wed. through Sat. 10 - 6, Sun. 12 - 6, and by appointment ibles, such as trade cards, crocks and stone-
ware, advertising tins, postcards and books,
will be also be featured.

An educational exhibit by members of the
Somers Antique Bottle Club will showcase
their diverse areas of collecting with a multi-
bottle display. Food will be available during
the show. Show hours are 9 am to 2 pm, with
admission of $3. Early buying will begin at 8
am for $10.

Saint Bernard’s School West Campus is at
232 Pearl Street, just off exit 47W, I-91. For
information, contact show chair Don Desjar-
dins at [email protected]

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 13

Harbor Petroleum Products Porcelain Husky Gasoline Service porce- The Petroleum Products Co. Red Crown and Polarine
Sign ($20/40,000). lain shield sign ($10/15,000) Dog-on Good Gasoline Globe Summer or Winter double-
($12/20,000) sided tin sign ($18/25,000)

Automobilia & Petroliana At Morphy’s Feb. 22

DENVER, PENN. — On Feb- excellent color and gloss, it is an original metal ring memorabilia also feature prom- great color and gloss on a nicely
ruary 22, Morphy Auctions’ will marked “Shonk Litho Company, ($7,5/12,500). A contender for inently in this sale. It is easy to made can is a Ford Service por-
conduct its automobilia and Chicago” ($2,5/3,500). best in show is a Husky Gaso- get pumped up over a red Eco celain neon arrow sign
petroliana sale, featuring near- line Service porcelain shield Tireflator Air Meter Model 46. ($6/12,000).
ly 700 lots including collections The selections of signage fea- sign; this double-sided example This excellently restored exam-
of signage, advertising and turing oil brands in this sale features a lifelike energetic dog ple lights up when plugged in Rounding out the top lots in
ephemera from historical, lega- strike black gold, with both tin leaping over a rising sun and has a water nozzle along its that section is a Coca-Cola Gas
cy and modern brands. The auc- and porcelain examples on offer. ($10/15,000). backside. It is marked “Service Today embossed tin sign with a
tion will begin at 9 am. All mer- Leading the section is a highly Station Equipment Co. Con- chalkboard and bottle graphic.
chandise from this sale is on sought-after blue, white, Signage from automobile shohocken PA USA” ($7/10,000). This single-sided 1926 tin sign
display in Morphy’s auction gal- orange, and yellow Harbor manufacturers will jump-start A beautifully restored Air Scale shows little to no wear whatso-
lery and available for preview Petroleum Products porcelain the sale. All are maker marked Model JR. Junior with air hose, ever and is maker marked
now as well as listed on the sign decorated with a seaplane “Walker Sign Co.” and are cer- all its striping and “Air” letters “W.F.R.” ($8/12,000). Morphy
company website. ($20/40,000). This double-sided tain to get collector’s engines are painted, not decals and its catalogers, say this piece “is one
die-cut version is much rarer revving. A round, double-sided face and brass tags are in excel- of the finest examples of this
This sale hits the road with than single-sided examples, Oldsmobile Service porcelain lent condition, is marked “The sign we have ever seen.”
great examples of antique which appear at auction more sign is a fine red, white, blue, Air Scale Co. Toledo OH USA”
advertising from tire and car often. Next is a Red Crown and and yellow example with a cen- ($5/8,000). According to Dan Morphy,
parts manufacturers. Heading Polarine Summer or Winter tral crest decoration showing president of Morphy Auctions,
this group is an early, double- double-sided tin sign from 1913. near perfect color and gloss This sale comes full circle with “This fantastic sale offers
sided Vacuum Cup Tires porce- This example is decorated with throughout ($6/10,000). Anoth- fine examples of neon signs, enthusiasts an amazing array
lain keyhole sign; this black, period graphics including two er round double-sided porcelain globes and lenses, as well as of car and gas memorabilia
yellow, and white sign is deco- early cars and two attractive sign, this one from Pontiac hybrid antique advertising. from the most sought-after
rated with a closeup image of women at the wheel and is Authorized Service, in rare red, Leading the pack is the Petro- brands. It is possible that my
the company’s treads and has maker marked “Passaic Metal white and blue, is decorated leum Products Co. Kansas favorite lot in the sale is the
very good color and gloss Ware Co. Passaic, NJ” with the profile of an Indian; Made Dog on Good Gasoline absolutely stunning 1913 Red
($6/9,000). Following is a Unit- ($18/25,000). According to Mor- both sides have incredible color globe illustrated with an irre- Crown and Polarine Summer
ed Motors Service die-cut porce- phy catalogers, “This is one of and gloss throughout ($6/9,000). sistible black Scotty dog is. Or Winter tin sign. It’s interest-
lain arrow sign that gets right the nicest examples of this sign A third noteworthy example is According to Morphy catalogers ing to see that it is decorated
to the point with its estimate you will find.” a round double-sided Depend- and other industry experts, this with women and steering
($5/8,000). This hard-to-find able Dodge Service porcelain is possibly the only known orig- wheels, given that it was not
black and orange example is Poised to take flight is a Sin- sign. This black, red, and white inal example of this globe in until the mid-1920s that women
decorated with an antique car clair Aircraft double-sided por- example is decorated with an existence. Found in a Chanute, drivers in America were a rela-
and glows with excellent color celain sign. This round, red, arrow and shows excellent gloss Kan., Bulk Plant in the 1970s, tively common occurrence.”
and gloss throughout. Not to be white, and black example — one and color throughout the field it has been held by one owner
missed is a new old stock Racine of the most sought-after signs on both sides ($3/4,500).  since then ($12/20,000). Making Morphy Auctions is at 2000
Tires double-sided tin flange among gas and oil enthusiasts a bold display with field and let- North Reading Road.
sign. In excellent condition with — shows excellent color and Early meters, air hoses and tering in excellent condition,
gloss throughout and includes other early service station For additional information,
www.morphyauctions.com or
877-986-8880.

Auction Action In Scottsdale, Ariz.

Scottsdale Shootout Sees Records For Leanin’ Tree Collection

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — For buyers accustomed to sav- Sander and 30 others. Scottsdale.”
ing up for Scottsdale Art Auction’s spring auction, the Auction partner Brad Richardson said, “It is a testa- Scottsdale Art Auction is hosting its spring Arizona sale
firm’s January 19–20 sale of the collection of the Leanin’
Tree Museum represented a welcome bonus. The enthu- ment to the exceptional popularity of the art that Ed on Saturday, April 7. More than 500 works will be includ-
siasm of bidders was reflected in the bottom line of this Trumble had assembled for the Leanin’ Tree Museum for ed. To consign material or discuss the sale, call 480-945-
white-glove sale, which exceeded high estimate to realize more than 40 years.” 0225 or visit Scottsdale Art Auction’s offices at 7176
of $7,423,023 on 542 lots and was 100 percent sold by lot. Main Street.
Morris commented, “If the sale is any indication of
According to Scottsdale Art Auction partner Jack A. where Western art stands at the moment, one would More results from the Leanin’ Tree Museum sale can be
Morris Jr, the salesroom was packed with more than 500 have to conclude that the market is alive and very well in viewed at www.scottsdaleartauction.com.
collectors, who competed with several hundred telephone
and internet bidders. “Dartmouth Portrait #14” by Fritz “Dineh” by Gerard Curtis Delano (1890–1972), oil on can-
Scholder (1937–2005), 80 by 68 inches, vas, 30 by 36 inches, $555,750.
“We knew, of course, that the Friday session would be $222,300.
100 percent sold because those 265 lots were offered at
no reserve. Still, they exceeded the high estimate, which
is amazing,” noted auction partner Michael Frost.

Collector Ed Trumble founded Leanin’ Tree Museum of
Western Art in Boulder, Colo., in 1974. The museum
closed in August 2017. Trumble is the founder and chair-
man of Leanin’ Tree, Inc, a maker of greeting cards.

Sale highlights included Gerard Curtis Delano’s
“Dineh,” a 30-by-36-inch oil estimated at $150/250,000
that sold for $555,750. Buck McCain’s “The Invocation,” a
monumental bronze estimated at $100/175,000, made
$292,500, a new auction record for the artist.

Other auction records among the 48 new highs includ-
ed Fritz Scholder’s “Dartmouth Painting #14,” which
brought $222,300, triple the previous Scholder record of
$74,000.

“Homage to Catlin,” a 46-by-36-inch oil by Kenneth
Riley, sold for $210,600 ($75/ $125,000). Ed Mell’s
“Sonoran Sunbreak” brought $101,950. New auction
bests were also achieved for Kenneth Bunn, Robert
Daughters, Joni Falk, Bill Hughes, Bill Hampton, John
Hilton, Herb Mignery, Dan Ostermiller, Jim Rey, Sherry

14 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Vintage Posters Go To The Circus
In Rare Poster Auction On Feb. 25

NEW YORK CITY — The first sale of Broders. Plage de Calvi Corse, 1928 Anonymous, Barnum & Bailey / Toulouse-Lautrec, Caudieux, 1893
the year for Poster Auctions Interna- ($8/10,000). Coney Island, 1898 ($8/10,000). ($55/65,000).
tional (PAI) will take place on Sunday, vault Josephine Baker to stardom in headline a collection of more than 100 Al Jolson’s “Der Jazzsanger”
February 25, at 11 am EST. The roster the mid-1920s, was far more than a travel posters, with a focus on the Art ($15/20,000) and Olivetti’s premiere
of 502 lots features several collections poster artist. This sale features five Deco period. poster of “La Dolce Vita ($17/20,000).
of graphic art that are as historically original artworks by Colin — including
important as they are visually exciting. Art Deco pieces from inside the jazz Seventy-two aviation posters, the wid- Other highlights include Toulouse-
dens of Paris in the 1920s and 1930s – est selection in the firm’s history, will Lautrec’s Reine de Joie ($70/90,000);
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & among 12 Colin works overall, with be headlined by the 1911 Roubaix, a Cassandre’s rare Dubonnet triptych
Bailey Circus struck the Big Top for the estimates from $1,200 to $10,000. 16-by-20-foot bird’s-eye panorama: the ($25/30,000) and Grand Sport
final time in 2017, but the feature film only one of its kind in the world ($10/12,000); 32 Cappiellos, including
The Greatest Showman, a fantasy on Two of the world’s finest Broders, ($12/15,000). rare maquettes; Mucha’s Reverie
the life of P.T. Barnum, shows that Ragan’s 20th Century Limited, classic ($12/15,000) and Zodiac ($25/30,000),
interest in the circuses of the Nine- airline posters by Kauffer and Klein, This auction features a rare Modern- among 19 works.
teenth and early Twentieth Centuries and four works by William P. Welsh ist poster — perhaps the only remain-
is riding very high. PAI’s 74th poster ing copy — for the Austrian premiere of Lots are currently available for view-
auction features more than 30 vintage ing and the gallery showing is in prog-
circus posters — Ringling Bros., Sells ress through February 24 at 26 West
Bros., the Floto Circus, Adam Fore- 17th Street, 11 am to 6 pm. For more
paugh and more — with delirious, fan- information, www.rennertsgallery.com
tastical and incredibly detailed scenes or 212-787-4000.
of everything from sideshow oddities to
the vast menageries and tent cities of
“The Greatest Show on Earth.” Esti-
mates range from $1,500 to $10,000.

Gail Chisholm was one of New York
City’s most prominent vintage poster
dealers, managing eponymously named
galleries in Greenwich Village and
Chelsea neighborhoods from 1980 until
her death in July 2017. Included in this
auction are 70 posters from her estate,
which include Colins, Cassandres, Pen-
fields and an assortment of rarely seen
treasures. All proceeds from this collec-
tion will be donated to Planned Parent-
hood of New York.

Jazz Age artist Paul Colin, who helped

Eclectic & Extensive Showplace Auctions
Fine Art, Asian & Jewelry February 18

NEW YORK CITY — On Sun- Díaz de la Peña, French Barbi- W. Pereira (Brazilian) oil on
day, February 18, Showplace zon School, oil on panel of wood- canvas landscape, a Leo Posilli-
presents its auction of some 275 land nymphs; an Anthony Piaz- co mixed media serigraph on
lots of fine and decorative arts, za Nineteenth Century Italian canvas and several Jean Chap-
furniture, lighting and more, marble bust of a young gypsy in landscapes on board. A
beginning at noon, galleries. girl and a rococo oil on board signed Bob Kane 1966 litho-
attributed to Nicolas Lancret. graph of Batman, a Paul Bel-
This sale has an extensive col- lardo bronze sun face and two
lection of fine art, highlights of Other highlights include an Andre Gisson Impressionist-
which include a Paul Jenkins abstract mixed media by Igael manner oils on canvas will also
Midcentury Modern abstract Tumarkin, Agnes Millen Rich- be offered.
watercolor; Narcisse-Virgile mond seascape oil on canvas, a
Chinese and Asian arts offer a
fine Qing dynasty famille rose Turkoman carpet, 7 by 11 feet, in fine condition.
jar and incense holder, Shanxi-
manner hardwood cabinet, medieval imagery and a Nine- pair of neoclassical gilt five-
marble and mother-of-pearl- teenth Century Continental gilt light wall sconces, an ornate
inlaid hardwood armchair, brass wag-on-wall clock are a Middle Eastern copper and
antique reverse-painted glass few of the offerings. brass cook pot, a fine and large
snuff bottles, a Luopan feng Fans of porcelain can choose brilliant-cut glass, five-light
shui boxed compass, a large from the Rosenthal Selb Chip- prism candelabrum, and an
carved and polychrome head of pendale or Reichenbach East imposing pre-Revolutionary
Guanyin, Meiji Japanese bronze German dinner service sets, Nineteenth Century Russian
pair of baluster vases and fine French trinket boxes, an M. gilt brass samovar.
lacquered food boxes and bowls. Kuznetskov imperial Russian
gilt porcelain samovar, Nine- Previewa are through Febru-
Jewelry and silver highlights teenth Century Wedgwood and ary 17, from 10 am to 6 pm,
Attributed to Nicholas Lancret (French, 1690– include a 22K hardstone, dia- Royal Doulton biscuit barrels Monday–Friday, and 8:30 am to
1743), rococo oil on panel. mond and ruby Tiki god pin, and a Claude Dumas Art Deco- 5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday.
possibly by Rebecca Koven, a style vase. Showplace galleries are at 40
Victorian Clarke Fairy Pyramid lamp cen- 14K and old paste pin of a dove, Furniture offers a wide range West 25th Street, between Fifth
terpiece, circa 1885. Indian 14K and diamond ear- of styles and eras, such as a fine and Sixth Avenues. Opening
Hardstone, 22K gold and ruby “Tiki God” rings, Taxco heavy silver horse- English Regency writing desk, bids start at $100 on most of the
pin. form cuff bracelet, a 14K scarab Baker Empire-style display lots, and at melt value on silver
pendant necklace and an cabinet, pair of glass side tables and jewelry.
antique 14K and enamel brooch. with metal ram’s head corner
finials, fine Hollywood Regency For additional information,
A group of Modernist silver mirrored chinoiserie cabinet, www.nyshowplace.com or 212-
pins, including one by Tone Maison Ramsay gilt bronze and 633-6063, extension 804.
Vigland, an antique 14K, cameo glass coffee table, set of four
Danish Modern teak-veneered CHICAGO — Celebrating a
and mother-of-pearl necklace, side chairs, and an upholstered gift of medieval miniatures
Midcentury silver and enam- settee. from a prominent Chicago col-
el brooches and a number of Miscellaneous highlights lector, the Art Institute of Chi-
tribal and Middle Eastern include a R&J Beck English cago will present a collection of
pieces will cross the block. WWI 1918 trench periscope, a manuscript illuminations span-
Showplace offers silver rare Nineteenth Century Eng- ning 400 years of the Middle
such as a Georgian-manner lish Clarke Fairy Pyramid lamp Ages and early Renaissance
National Silver Co. pitch- with four lights, Davidoff and from countries across Western
er, a Hazorfim menorah, other vintage humidors, Chris- Europe at 111 South Michigan
an antique pumpkin- tie Brothers vintage fur coat, a Avenue, through May 28. For
form tureen, a pair of further information, 312-443-
Nineteenth Century 3600 or www.artic.edu.
Austrian candlesticks,
possibly Judaica, and
a Reed & Barton Bur-
gundy flatware ser-
vice.
A Midcentury Mod-
ern Atlanta Exclusiv
mantel clock, an Imhof Ger-
man boudoir clock with

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 15

The Washington Winter Show
Southern Hospitality With A Cosmopolitan Twist

WASHINGTON, DC — Cour- especially of the early national organized by Grant Querter- can’t predict which exhibitors patrons and a pleasant resi-
tesy of Jonathan G. Willen, era, and, contrastingly, an mous, curator at Tudor Place will sell well here, but some dential setting. The show is
executive director of the Wash- internationalism that stems Historic House and Garden in dealers had spectacular shows. quirky from a design perspec-
ington Winter Show, I was able from the city’s many embas- Washington. It’s fascinating to me. Wash- tive, with 40-plus exhibitors
to squeeze into a sold-out lun- sies, consulates, colleges, uni- ingtonians move around a lot. setting up on three floors, some
cheon with Charlotte Moss, the versities and immigrant com- One program near to Willen’s They love art and antiques, in trapezoidal spaces or in
designer whose new book, munities. heart is “Sundaes on Sunday,” and don’t seem to be worried booths with curving walls.
Charlotte Moss Entertains: for children ages 8 to 12. “I cre- about finding a place for them.
Celebrations and Everyday Managed by Karen DiSaia ated that program three years On the whole, taste is some- “It’s challenging, but people
Occasions, is officially out on with the help of her husband, ago. We’ve had about 150 kids what formal here — though love it. The show does not con-
April 10. Moss, who grew up in Ralph, the Washington Winter go through it. They come for a our Modern dealer, Brennan & sist of little boxes side by side,”
Virginia but lives in New York, Show is a marvel of committee scavenger hunt and then get a Mouilleseaux, does quite well DiSaia said.
summoned the memory of the work. It inherited its old-time sundae, scooped by me. One — and international in flavor.”
woman in whose path she fol- charity-show structure from little girl came in with her Making superb use of his
lows — fellow Virginian Nancy its predecessor, the Washing- mother, found a piece of Imari, The Katzen Arts Center has third-floor spot at the top of a
Lancaster (1897–1994), who ton Antiques Show, but is live- researched it, then came back much going for it, not least of sweeping, central staircase,
moved to Britain, acquired the ly and contemporary in out- and bought it. It is a way of all parking that is free to show Pennsylvania dealer Jeff R.
decorating firm Colfax & Fowl- look. showing appreciation for the Bridgman arrayed historic
er and sold the English coun- antiques business. Encourag-
try house style to American “This year the luncheon was ing young people to collect can
audiences. completely oversold, with 504 only help the business in the
guests. The preview party coming years,” Willen said.
Moss seemed an ideal spokes- drew 650-plus guests. It is suc-
man for the Washington Win- cessful because it mixes the Karen DiSaia’s personal
ter Show, staged at American generations. We have people in favorite is the Saturday eve-
University’s Katzen Arts Cen- their mid-20s all the way to ning “Jazz Night.” She says, “It
ter January 12–14. She embod- their late 80s,” said Willen, a started off as a way to get
ies much of what is character- Washington, DC, events plan- younger people into the show
istic about the fair: its ner who was brought in to help and has grown. Organizers are
traditional, slightly Southern, manage the show’s volunteer responsible for bringing other
demeanor and emphasis on operation and add efficiency to couples with them. The new-
hospitality and gracious living. its business operations. Among comers keep coming back and
Beyond Moss, the Washington the show’s many successes this buying. ‘Jazz Night’ committee
Winter Show reflects the com- year, said Willen, was its ver- members go on to become
munity’s keen interest in satile theme, “The Charm of members of the larger show
American history and politics, Chinoiserie,” and related loan committee.”
show, “In The Chinese Style,”
About sales, she added, “You

Karen DiSaia, right, manages the show with her husband,
Ralph, left. The Oriental rug specialists set up across from
Diana Bittel, center, with whom they orchestrate the Phila-
delphia Antiques and Art Show.

Matt Greig Antiques, Lewes, Del.

An antebellum oil on canvas view of Harp- Review and Photos by
er’s Ferry, W.Va., hangs above a pair of cast- Antiques and The Arts Weekly
iron whippets attributed to J.W. Fiske &
Company, New York, 1880, and a bronze Laura Beach, Editor
eagle architectural plaque. Taylor Thistle-
thwaite, Alexandria, Va. “The Duke of Kingston going a Setting at Thoresby,” a Eng-
lish needlework picture depicting a fox hunting scene with
Thoresby Hall in the distance by Hannnah Aulerts, who
signed and dated it 1792. Earle D. Vandekar of Knights-
bridge, Maryknoll, N.Y.

A Philadelphia tambour desk, 1800–25, and Solomon Suchard Antiques and Fine Art, Find Weatherly LLC, Stamford, Conn.
knife boxes at Taylor Thistlethwaite, Alex- Shaker Heights, Ohio
andria, Va.

16 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

“A Volcano by A Lake” by Norton Bush (1834–1894). Fletch- A carved eagle with a 62-inch wingspan,
er/Copenhaver Fine Art, Fredericksburg, Va., offered three circa 1810–30, hung over a pre-Civil War
paintings inspired by the noted California painter’s travel flag probably made for a militia unit
in Central and South America for $145,000. between 1859 and 1861. Jeff R. Bridgman
American Antiques, Dillsburg, Penn.

Janice Paull, Greenville, Del., and Portimao,
Portugal

Swan Tavern Antiques, Ordinary, Va.

The Washington Winter Show

Washington Winter Show luncheon co-chair Reverse painting on glass of George Wash-
Jane Spence with the fair’s executive direc- ington, Boston, circa 1860, by William Mat-
tor, Jonathan G. Willen. The standing-room- thew Prior (1806–1873). Artemis Gallery,
only presentation and book signing by North Salem, N.Y.
Charlotte Moss offered tips on gracious liv-
ing offered by the inveterate traveler and
designer of traditional interiors.

Dubey’s Art and Antiques, Baltimore

Burlington County, N.J., house sampler From a collection of mourning jewelry
stitched by Rebecca Walker in 1798. The offered by Massachusetts dealer Sandy
Norwoods’ Spirit of America, Timonium, Jacobs. This small pendant with a skull is
Md. initialed JM and dated May 12, 1704, on
reverse.

Fredericksburg, Va., dealers Joel Fletcher and John Copen- Mellin’s Antiques, Redding, Conn. Printed in Strasbourg, “The Admiral’s Map,”
haver. Upper left, “Conversation” by Louise (Lue) Osborne 1513, is the first map devoted to America to
(1889–1968). Right, “A Summer’s Day in the South of France” appear in an atlas, according to exhibitor
by Pierre Dandelot (1908–2007). Charles Edwin Puckett.

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 17

James M. Kilvington, Greenville, Del. In the foreground, the
Irish slab-top table with a pierced skirt and brush feet
dates to about 1750.

Belgian school paintings at Kelleher Fine Art, Turlock, Calif., and Washington, D.C.

White’s Nautical Antiques, North Yarmouth, Maine

Beck’s Antiques, Fredericksburg, Va.

American flags, a framed deck on stand attributed to Norfolk, paint-decorated Maine dress- Withington and Company Antiques, Portsmouth, N.H.
of Civil War playing cards and Va., or Baltimore, Alexandria, ing table of circa 1830, six
a beautifully conceived and Va., dealer Sumpter Priddy III stenciled Windsor side chairs son; and an attributed Joseph James Kilvington, whose booth
carved American eagle with a hung an important, early with bamboo turnings and a Goodhue Chandler (1813– was anchored by an Eigh-
62-inch wingspan. Another Nineteenth Century Pennsyl- Massachusetts cherry and fig- 1884) painting of a boy in blue teenth Century Irish slab-top
carved eagle of roughly the vania landscape, circle of Rus- ured maple worktable whose holding a whip. table with a pierced apron and
same early Nineteenth Centu- sell Smith (1812–1896). top was inlaid with figures of brush feet.
ry date was on offer at Diana whales. “People in DC entertain. They
H. Bittel, Bryn Mawr, Penn. Also from Alexandria, Taylor like more formal things here,” Looking glass authority Gary
Thistlethwaite showed the oil Bob and Claudia Haneberg Bob said. There were bargains Sergeant Antiques of Connect-
Federalism as a design con- on canvas “Dusk at Harper’s have deep roots in the Wash- in American furniture to be icut hung an enormous George
cept united Artemis Gallery’s Ferry, West Virginia” of 1850 ington area. Bob, a graduate of had at Allen Antiques, the I giltwood mirror in the man-
cohesive display, which com- with a pair of cast-iron whip- the Naval Academy in Annapo- Hanebergs and elsewhere. ner of James Moore and John
bined a set of six Philadelphia pets attributed to J.W. Fiske & lis, Md., became a full-time Boyd’s Antiques of Flourtown, Gumley, first quarter of the
Federal side chairs with three Company, New York, 1880; a antiques dealer after retiring Penn., sold well. Eighteenth Century, on the
Haines-Connelly school Phila- rare Bermuda Queen Anne from the US Navy. The couple outside of his stand.
delphia armchairs of circa cedar card table with Spanish returned to southeastern Con- Nobody mixes American,
1800–10; a New York City feet, circa 1700–25; and a Phil- necticut, where they grew up, English and Continental high- The Norwoods, American folk
scroll-back sofa from the work- adelphia tambour desk of but still have children in the style furniture and accessories art dealers from Maryland,
shop of Duncan Phyfe, circa 1800–25. Washington area. Mounted better than Delaware dealer offered a prized Burlington
1810; and a Boston satinwood against a deep blue back-
veneered worktable, school of Traditional New England ground, their display, mingling
John Seymour, Boston, circa fare was plentiful at Mark and handsome mahogany furniture
1810. To this, the North Salem, Marjorie Allen, Laconia, N.H., and Chinese export art, hinted
N.Y., dealer added printed who dressed a Connecticut at their love of coastal style.
ceramics and textiles, and a Queen Anne dining table of Highlights included a Mid-
reverse painting on glass por- circa 1760 and a Boston flat- Atlantic Pembroke table whose
trait of George Washington by top highboy of circa 1750 with mate is at Winterthur Muse-
William Matthew Prior, circa Dutch delft. um, a matched set of four ster-
1860. ling silver George II candle-
W.M. Schwind Jr Antiques sticks by the Cafes, father and
Over a circa 1790 bottle case and Fine Art, Yarmouth,
Maine, featured a vivid yellow

Gates Antiques Ltd, Midlothian, Va. G. Sergeant Antiques, Woodbury, Conn.

18 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Priscilla Boyd Angelos, Boyd’s Antiques, Flourtown, Penn. Miniature portraits of Daniel and Anne Miles Guyton painted by J. Darling, Richmond, Va.,
1841. The Norwoods’ Spirit of America, Timonium, Md.

“Tintagel” by Benjamin Williams Leader (English, 1831–
1923). David Brooker Fine Art, Southport, Conn.

North Norwich, N.Y., dealer Jim Gallagher
holds two wind-up tin toys depicting the
popular radio and television characters
Amos, right, and Andy.

Brennan & Mouilleseaux Antiques, North-
field, Conn.

The Washington
Winter Show

Roger D. Winter, Ltd., Solebury, Penn.

“The Juggler” by French painter Jacques
Henry Guyot (b. 1946) at Carole Pinto Fine
Art, New York City.

D.M. DeLaurentis Fine Antique Prints, Philadelphia

Sumpter Priddy III, Alexandria, Va.

Flanking an 1882 copy by Julia Diemer of Alfred Jacob Mill- Stork Club souvenirs at J. Gallagher
er’s 1866 painting “The Lost Greenhorn” are native-made Antiques, North Norwich, N.Y.
souvenirs from Alaska. The example at right is signed L Pennsylvania dealer Diana H. Bittel recent-
Rudick and commemorates a marriage uniting members of ly reacquired this carved serpent tiller frag-
the Crane and Bear clans. A Bird In Hand Antiques, Flor- ment from a prominent collecting couple. It
ham Park, N.J. was once owned by New Hampshire dealer
Roger Bacon.

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 19

“By St. Peter…,” a Cruick- Stella Rubin, Darnestown, Md.
shank print published in
London in 1821. Martin Cha- Mark and Marjorie Allen, Laconia, N.H.
sin Fine Arts, Fairfield,
Conn.

“Kish-Ke-Kosh, A Fox Brave” Scott Bassoff/Sandy Jacobs, Swampscott, Mass., and Village
by Thomas McKenney and Braider Antiques, Plymouth, Mass., shared a booth.
James Hall, a hand colored
lithograph by J.T. Bowen Whitman Antiques, Flourtown, Penn.
after George Cooke’s 1837
portrait, published in Phila-
delphia in 1838. The Phila-
delphia Print Shop, Phila-
delphia

County, N.J., house sampler W.M. Schwind Jr Antiques and Fine Art, Yarmouth, Maine Matt Greig Antiques, Lewes, Del.
stitched by Rebecca Walker in Diana H. Bittel, Bryn Mawr, Penn.
1798 and portrait miniatures School painting; Carole Pinto ington, known for his imagina- Artemis Gallery, North Salem, N.Y.
of Daniel and Anne Miles Guy- and Solomon Suchard, whose tive displays, furnished a
ton painted by J. Darling, Rich- fortes are French painting; and bedchamber with a Dutch colo-
mond, Va., 1841. David Brooker, an Englishman nial bed from Jakarta, then
who maintains a presence in linked the room to a garden
“It’s unusual because it’s a the States, offering small enclosure ornamented with a
miniature,” said Paul Vandek- paintings — mainly sporting, pair of cast concrete figures of
ar, gesturing to a dated 1979 marine and landscape works Classical maidens.
chest decorated by Cape Cod — that fit well in traditional
folk artist Ralph Cahoon. decorating schemes. The 2019 Washington Winter
Show is scheduled for January
A fancifully painted over- New to the show this year 11–13, with a preview party on
board from a carousel was a was gardens and architectural Thursday evening, January 10.
highlight at Village Braider specialist Withington and For additional information,
Antiques of Plymouth, Mass. Company Antiques. Ports- www.washingtonwintershow.org
mouth, N.H., dealer Bob With- or 202-248-7159.
“I’m a local,” said new exhibi-
tor Stella Rubin, the Dar- The Hanebergs Antiques, East Lyme, Conn.
nestown, Md., dealer in quilts
and jewelry. A highlight of her
display was a crazy quilt in
superb condition with charac-
teristic Aesthetic Movement
detail.

“I just got a collection of early
English mourning jewelry,”
Massachusetts dealer Sandy
Jacobs said, pulling out a gold
and glass pendant marked
with a skull and crossbones on
one side and the date May 12,
1704, on reverse.

One appreciates the distinc-
tive eye and thoughtful per-
spective of Joel Fletcher and
John Copenhaver, fine arts
specialists from Fredericks-
burg, Va., who showcased three
Nineteenth Century land-
scapes suggestive of Martin
Johnson Heade’s Luminist
rambles in the tropics. The
paintings were in fact by Nor-
ton Bush (1834–1894), a New
York-born artist and student of
Jasper F. Cropsey who settled
in California and is known for
still-undervalued paintings
inspired by sketching trips to
Central and South America. In
2012, Coeur D’Alene sold
“Gatun Lake, Panama” by
Bush for $58,500, the auction
record.

Other interesting fine arts
specialists in the Washington
Winter Show are Kelleher Fine
Art, whose focus is Belgian

20 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018 Huntington Hilton Ballroom Fills
With Pekale’s Exhibitors
Nancy Line, West Islip, N.Y. HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — entrance of the ballroom was king dishes. This East North-
Pekale Shows hosted its 32nd Richie Mattson from West Islip, port, N.Y., exhibitor also
Times and Moments, Wantagh, N.Y. Annual Huntington Antiques N.Y. He had arrived early that showed silver hollowware and
Marilyn and Ron Saland, Scarsdale, N.Y. Show on January 29 at the Hil- morning and carefully arranged early Twentieth Century art
ton Hotel, filling the ballroom his collection of art pottery, glass.
Review and Photos by and adjacent spaces with which was from many areas,
Tom O’Hara antiques and early collectibles. including Czech Republic, Ohio, Silver jewelry — not the
As the show has only a short New Jersey and New York. everyday kind — was available
Jeff White, Bethpage, N.Y. setup time, most of the antiques from Dorothy Young, Jenkin-
are small, but even so there is Nearby, Jeff White, a Beth- town, Penn. As both collector
great variety and selection. page, N.Y., dealer, was showing and dealer, she gathers silver
an eclectic collection of inter- jewelry art forms from around
There was fine art, antique esting art from the late Nine- the world. One piece,
earthenware and china, both teenth Century, earlier Asian unmarked, was probably Afri-
estate jewelry and vintage cos- porcelain and more earthen- can, at least 100 years old,
tume jewelry, home décor ware from both Europe and heavy and beautifully executed
accessories, vintage collectibles America. by an artisan/designer with
and much more. some special ideas in mind.
Eleanor Cantor offered her Young also had an assortment
Among the first to see at the collection of Canton and Nan- of silver and turquoise from the
Southwest and more from
S. Eden Antiques, Commack, N.Y. Europe.

Julie Scharf, Floral Park, N.Y. Eden Antiques from Com-
Eleanor Cantor, East Northport, N.Y. mack, N.Y., specializes in jew-
elry. Its dealers are frequently
seen at New York area shows
with their collection of antique,
vintage and estate jewelry.
Here they enjoyed the day,
albeit a short one, from 10 am
to 4 pm, with sales of various
silver and gold pieces and a
variety of antique bracelets.

Malverne, N.Y., exhibitor
Peter Wolfe was showing his
easy-to-assemble smalls, but he
also put together an elaborate
backdrop that included a pyra-
mid of vintage trumpet-based
cake plates.

Times and Moments, Want-
agh, N.Y., was showing an
assortment of sculpture, art
pottery and paintings. Attract-
ing the most attention was an
early morning scene over water
by a listed South American art-
ist, Jordibonas, oil on canvas
from the middle of the Twenti-
eth Century.

Karen and Albert Williams
were there with an oversized
exhibit space. This was conve-
nient as they brought a great
deal to show, including furni-
ture, textiles, art and decorator
accessories. Karen is a consum-
mate collector with an eye for
the unusual, and here she was
showing a unique dressing
stand and chair from more
than 100 ago, draped in a lady’s
accessories, ready for the day
and quite charming. She also
sold a quilt from Zimbabwe,
called a “weya” — a women’s
collective coverlet with folk
scenes dating to about 1975.

Elias Pekale Shows, Ltd, has
been producing shows on Long
Island for more than 35 years,
mostly one-day affairs similar
to this Huntington show, quick,
fun-filled bazaars with valu-
able antiques, early collectibles
and décor. The events are man-
aged by Sheila Pekale with
help from her son Mark. For
information, 516-868-2751 or
[email protected]

Jim Strebel, East Moriches, N.Y. Karen and Albert Williams, Hempstead, N.Y. Richie Mattson, West Islip,
N.Y.

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 21

World-Class Art, Antiques & Jewelry
In Naples, Fla., February 23–27

JS Fearnley, from Atlanta,
will show exceptional jewelry. One of many handbags at Only Authentics.

NAPLES, FLA. — The Naples attractions — including muse- host internationally acclaimed Art Link International will bring Modern art.
Art, Antique and Jewelry Show ums, theaters and art galleries art, antique and jewelry dealers
returns with its showcase of — are also nearby. in Naples, and to be able to cele- Zebra, leopard bowl at Pascoe & Company.
world-class art, antiques and jew- brate such a worthy cause pm on Monday.
elry February 23–27. As a high- The show will kick off with the through our show,” said Scott
light of the Naples winter social VIP opening night preview party Diament, president and CEO of For additional information,
calendar, the annual show brings (for VIP ticket holders only) on the Palm Beach Show Group, www.naplesshow.com or 561-822-
together many of the world’s Friday, February 23, 6 to 9 pm. manager of the annual event. 5440.
most celebrated exhibitors, The Naples Show charity part-
expert collectors, interior design- ner, Avow Hospice, and its donors The show’s exhibitors hail from
ers and those who appreciate fine will enjoy a private reception across the United States, as well
art and culture. from 5 to 6 pm. Avow Hospice as from European countries
provides care, support and con- including France, Spain, the
The Naples Art, Antique and sultation for adults facing chronic United Kingdom and Denmark.
Jewelry Show will take place at or serious illnesses. The organiza- The inspiring collections of fine
the Naples Exhibition Center, at tion also supports those who are art, one-of-a-kind antiques and
850 Goodlette-Frank Road, dealing with the loss of a loved stunning jewelry are sure to
where attendees can enjoy a one or who are caring for a loved make this show an unforgettable
warm Florida winter weekend one with an illness. While sup- event.
while browsing the remarkable porting this charity, VIP guests
items on display. The location is will enjoy cocktails and hors A general admission ticket is
in the heart of downtown, close to d’oeuvres and, the first look at $20 and is good for the run of the
the famed shopping, dining and the selection of art, antiques and show — visitors may return as
entertainment district on Fifth jewelry available for purchase. often as they like. Show hours are
Avenue. Abundant cultural from 10 am to 6 pm, Friday
“We are excited to once again through Sunday, and 10 am to 4

Long Hidden, Tintypes & Photos Of African & Native Americans At Suffolk Museum

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — The Suf- photograph and tintype images as a flooring material until dis- torical Society, the exhibition OsnaeenldeocfetaiNorlneyws eoElfenckgterlriaconsldei’gnshelt,aignrgages.st
folk County Historical Society that celebrate African American covered in 1978. Through the will be in the museum’s Gish
Museum will host a new exhibi- and Native American diversity painstaking research and resto- Gallery until May 23.
tion, “Collective Identity,” open- in Nineteenth Century East- ration efforts of the Eastville
ing March 3 with a reception at ville, N.Y. Community Historical Society, The Suffolk County Historical
1 pm at the museum, 300 West these distinguished identities Society Museum is at 300 West
Main Street, which is free and These distinguished tintype have been brought to life. Main Street.
open to the public. portraits were hidden from view
for decades, nailed to the floor- Presented in partnership with For further information, 631-
“Collective Identity” includes boards of a Sag Harbor cottage the Eastville Community His- 727-2881 or www.suffolkcounty-
historicalsociety.org.

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of New York, the Bronx Museum same day the replica was state-of-the-art 3D printing tech- 82, and she intended for it to
and the office of the historian of installed in Havana, spearheaded nology. From casting to transport- serve as a bond of friendship
Havana dedicated the reproduc- the campaign, earning partner- ing, the project was led by the between the United States and
tion of Anna Hyatt Huntington’s ship from the de Blasio adminis- Bronx Museum and fabricated by Cuban peoples.
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ment to the Latin American revo- lion was raised to support the fab- completed in fall 2016 and the
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sion the pedestal. The larger-
than-life bronze equestrian stat-
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22 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Flying High At Arion’s 170th York Antiques Show

Review and Photos by
Antiques and The Arts Weekly

Greg Smith

H&L Antiques, Princeton, N.J. While it is impossible to Hanes & Ruskin, Old Lyme, Conn. YORK, PENN. — It was a full
know, dealer Larry Bryan suggested that the Shaker boxes James & Nancy Glazer American Antiques, Bailey Island, house at Melvin “Butch” Ari-
would be the first things to sell in his booth. Maine, showed off two Utica Master watercolor paintings, on’s 170th Original Semi-
Daniel & Karen Olson, Newburgh, N.Y. top center. Annual York Antiques Show
The booth of Axtell Antiques, Deposit, N.Y., included a man- Steven Still Antiques, Manheim, Penn., showed off the Wil- and Sale as 98 dealers packed
tel designed by architect Ezra Weeks, at left, who also low Breeze Guest House sign. The house was located in into Memorial Hall East to
designed the Gracie Mansion in New York City. Freeport Landing, north of Erie on the Lake Erie shoreline. placate the desires of a long
Michael Whittemore Antiques & Folk Art, Punta Gorda, Fl. Steve Smoot Antiques & Navajo Textiles, Lancaster, Penn. line of patrons who queued at
Samuel Herrup Antiques, Sheffield, Mass., exhibited a Tucker Frey Antiques, Woodbury, Conn. the door for the 10 am opening
Queen Anne drop leaf table, probably Mass., circa 1760 with on February 2. Trailing
cabriole legs. The carved chest pictured left was English, antiques week in New York
circa 1660. The pair of Royal Worcester pilgrim bottles on City by only one week, a cer-
top of the chest along the back wall was molded by James tain fatigue could have been
Hadley, the firm’s leading modeler, and painted by James expected and understood from
Callowhill. both buyers and sellers, but
instead the show floor boasted
a youthful skip with color and
flair splashed across the booth
walls amid a wide variety of
historical material.

“It was a good show,” said
Arion, speaking with Antiques
and The Arts Weekly following
the show. “Friday and Satur-
day were tremendous. Atten-
dance was up and people told
me it was the best-looking
show that I’ve ever had.”

And when Sunday rolled
around — Superbowl Sunday
— which pitted the New Eng-
land Patriots against the
hometown favorite Philadel-
phia Eagles, Arion heard the
grumbling dealers/football
fans yearning for a two-day
show. But it was not enough,
and likely will never be
enough, to get Arion to change
his dates. “I wouldn’t want to
trade my Friday attendance
for anything and I’m not ready
to give up Sunday,” he
affirmed. “Record it.”

And that seems to be the
mantra of Arion’s longtime
steady show: an unfazed dis-
play of quality antiques that
has not, and will not, be chang-
ing anytime soon.

“I think formal and painted
furniture and folk art sold
well,” he said. And indeed, the
show had plenty of it. The
booths were speckled with
examples of historical ephem-
era, early American ceramics,
formal and country painted
furniture, folk art portraits,
Americana objects, hooked
rugs, jewelry, American Indian
textiles, treenware, weather-
vanes, fine art and so much
more.

Amid the wonderful palette
of country paint at Saltbox
Antiques, Sugarloaf, Penn.,
dealer Sarah Yenkevich was
excited to be offering an assort-
ment of Eighteenth Century
American Colonial cooking
tools. “I just love the earliness,
to think that’s what they used
to make their meals, that’s
incredible,” she said, pointing
out the trivets, ladles, pot hold-
ers, serrated trammels and
more. Yenkevich’s affinity for
iron is in her blood and can be
traced back generations in her
family. Though unbeknownst
to her when she began dealing
in antiques and later revealed
through her own research, the
dealer’s family, freshly settled
after immigrating to the Unit-
ed States, worked in the early
foundries and ironworks, pro-
ducing the same sort of tools
that she sells today.

“That’s great isn’t it?” were
the first words out of James
Grievo’s mouth when he
caught this reporter admiring
the New London County chest
on chest in his booth. Dating to
1740–60 and with provenance
to Wayne Pratt, the fine fan
carved central top drawer and

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 23

James M. Kilvington, Greenville, Del. Greg Kramer, Robesonia, Penn.
Show Manager Melvin “Butch” Arion was
pleased with the gate and the look of the
show. “People told me it was the best look-
ing show that I’ve ever had,” he said.

A Pennsylvania dower chest from Lebanon Signed “Bermuda” to the underside, this Jef & Terri Steingrebe, New London, N.H., showed off a cast
County was in the booth of John & Amber heavily carved chest with elaborate iron- iron tea room sign, which took the shape of the teapot on
Sinning, Elkhart, Ind. Jim Burk discovered work hardware was in the booth of Newsom the back wall, near a gladiator whirligig. The column in the
the example in an attic in 1976 and dragged & Berdan, Thomasville, Penn. corner was one of a pair, dating from the Nineteenth Cen-
it down the stairs himself. tury to a church in Roxbury, Mass.

the glowing tiger maple grain Don Heim gets his daily exercise in lifting this heavy Buddy Joseph J. Lodge, Lederach, Penn.
combined to make the piece a L pressed steel rider bus. It was from the mid-1920s with The Hanebergs Antiques, East Lyme, Conn.
real showstopper. excellent paint all around.

Jewett-Berdan, Newcastle, 1865 by an officer who was on New Oxford, Penn., dealer
Maine, featured a figure of a duty there, and given to me,” Kelly Kinzle featured a Mah-
lady that was carved by Bos- with his signature appearing antongo hanging cupboard in
ton’s Skillen brothers. Circa beneath. Right below it on the the center of his booth.
1810 and off a building in wall was a pardon, handwrit- Unadorned and in original
Rhode Island, the carved lady ten by Lincoln, that was to free condition with a red painted
held her flowing dress in one a Confederate prisoner of war frame and green painted door
hand and covered her chest after he took the Oath of Alle- with four glass panes above a
with the other. The dealers giances as per Lincoln’s single drawer, the piece was
also featured a graphic hooked December 8, 1863, proclama- illustrated in Reed’s Decorated
rug, with bright reds amid tion. Furniture of the Mahantongo
earth tones and whites, with a
dog at center surrounded by
pinwheels and tied in with
birds and flowers along the
edges. It was found in Pennsyl-
vania and dated to 1880.

Two pieces of Abraham Lin-
coln-related ephemera were on
show in the booth of Neverbird
Antiques, Surrey, Va. The deal-
er featured a piece of the black
crepe that covered Lincoln’s
bier in the Capitol Rotunda, its
authenticity testified by an
accompanying written note
from General R.W. Whitaker.
The note read, “This crepe was
taken from President Lincoln’s
bier at Capitol Rotunda in

Bertolet House Antiques, Oley, Penn. Jewett-Berdan, Newcastle, Maine, featured a Skillen brothers carving of a
lady in the corner of their booth. She originally came off of a building in
Rhode Island and others from the same series are known.

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Christopher Evans Antiques, Waynesboro, Va. Philip H. Bradley, Downingtown, Penn.

The Norwoods’ Spirit of America, Timonium, Md. Pratt’s Antiques, Victor, N.Y.

Valley and was exhibited at doesn’t show up. This is the was in the booth of Michael
Bucknell University as part of third hanging cupboard known Whittemore Antiques & Folk
the “Mahantongo Valley Furni- and it’s been known for 50 Art, Punta Gorda, Fla. Circa
ture” exhibition in 1987. years.” 1865, the example had traces
Kinzle said, “The region is real of the early stenciling and was
collectible and rare, it just A horse and groom weather- only the second that Whitte-
vane from A.L. Jewell & Co., more had ever owned. Rising
up behind it was a Rufus Cole
Stiles House Antiques, Woodbury, Conn., showed off a A patriotic foot stool, hand painted for “Sarah” and dated paint decorated clock from the
reverse serpentine Massachusetts Chippendale chest of 1874. Pat & Rich Garthoeffner Antiques, Lititz, Penn. Mohawk Valley, N.Y. “He was a
drawers in maple and birch. It dated to 1790. prolific paint decorator,” Whit-
John H. Rogers, New London, N.H. The York Antiques Show temore said, pointing to the
John Chaski Antiques, Lewes, Del., showed off a Philadel- grain simulation. The wooden
phia wainscot chair, pictured right, next to a set of six yel- Michael Paul Gunselman Antiques, Wilmington, Del. works were from Plymouth,
low paint decorated Pennsylvania dining chairs, circa 1830. Saltbox Antiques, Sugarloaf, Penn. Conn., maker Silas Hoadley.

This edition saw a robust 50
percent increase in antique toy
dealers, meaning the standing
two, Pat & Rich Garthoeffner
and Don and Betty Jo Heim,
welcomed the addition of deal-
er Michael Gunselman to the
floor. When the Heims were
asked how toy sales had been,
they joked, “We tell other toy
dealers that it’s terrible. Don’t
come.” But their smiles gave
away their real sentiments,
and they always do well at this
show. In addition to their ven-
erable selection of mechanical
banks, the Heims exhibited a
teal Buddy L pressed steel rid-
ing bus from the mid-1920s
with excellent paint all around.
The riders were built strong
and heavy to withstand the
sort of abuse only a child could
inflict upon their toys, but Don
lifted that bus up like it was
made of air before plopping it
down in my arms to feel the
full weight. I can now attest,
as can the many surviving toys
themselves, that Buddy Ls
were surely built to last.

James and Nancy Glazer
brought two folk painted art-
works from Lawrence W. Ladd,
also known as the Utica Mas-
ter. A portfolio of Ladd’s works
was discovered at Utica Acad-
emy in the 1920s and the art-
ist has since garnered academ-
ic attention, largely for the
panoramic scenes that he com-
pleted that were hinged
between pages to form a longer
image. The Glazers exhibited
two Ladd works, both water-
colors on paper, one depicting
the high-rising red brick Victo-
rian Utica Academy building,

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 25

B. Hannah Daniel, Athens, Ala., stands in J.K. Nevin Antiques, Pottstown, Penn., featured a striking
front of a circa 1840 New England faux Southeastern Pennsylvania summer quilt on the back wall.
painted mantel. Above is a fireboard from
approximately the same year that came out
of the McCullough stone/brick farmhouse in
Newville, Penn.

Don Heller of Heller Washam Antiques,
Portland, Maine, stands next to a New
Hampshire chest of drawers attributed to
David Young, circa 1770–1800.

Mo Wajselfish of Leatherwood Antiques, Sandwich, Mass.,
stands next to a carved Norwegian salmon fishing trophy.

A swath of rose and pink-colored Christmas Lincoln ephemera could be found in the
ornaments were on show with Beverly Lon- booth of Neverbird Antiques, Surrey, Va.
gacre, Marlborough, N.H. The examples included a handwritten par-
don from the president as well as a piece of
the black crepe that covered his bier in the
Capitol Rotunda.

and the other a bustling scene Doug had never seen before, open-mouth face, gills and fins, A New London County chest on chest, dating to 1740–60,
at the train station for the resembled a sort of primitive was a remnant from a time was found in the booth of James Grievo Antiques, Stockton,
London and Northern Express, football, which seemed appro- when Americans would book N.J.
a fast-moving image that priate for Superbowl weekend. fishing trips in Norway. Stephen Corrigan and Douglas Jackman are seen here pro-
showed a mob of passengers, Instead of bringing home the cessing their first sale to the public.
luggage carts and families An oak 1720 Philadelphia actual trophy, the fishermen
engaged in the transitional wainscot chair was found front would release the fish and
chaos that these sorts of termi- and center in the booth of John their guides would replace the
nals usually inspire. Chaski Antiques, Lewes, Del. trophy catches with carved
While more modestly priced wood replacements, their
Within the opening minutes than the Mansfield-Merriam weight tacked in or carved into
of the fair, Stephen Corrigan wainscot chair that brought the side.
and Douglas Jackman of Ste- $375,000 at Sotheby’s the
phen-Douglas Antiques, Rock- week prior, Chaski’s chair was At the end of our conversa-
ingham, Vt., were tag-teaming a sure shot for one of the finest tion with Arion, we briefly
their first sale. Stephen wrote examples of pilgrim furniture pondered the future of the
the receipt and Doug carefully at the show. In folk portraits, antiques business and the
wrapped the 8-inch-high the dealer featured a husband shows in York. “Maybe I’ll sell
carved and painted horse and and wife duo that were attrib- the show,” Arion said with a
small pierced tin lantern that uted to the hand of New York laugh. “No, I’m only kidding.
sold to the same buyer. The and Ohio artist Milton H. Hop- That’s what Jim Burk used to
duo brought a smattering of kins. say to get people riled up. And
Americana and folk art, but then he’d be back next year,
found particular interest in an Mo Wajselfish of Leather- strong as ever.”
oblong melonwood tea caddy wood Antiques, Sandwich,
from the Eighteenth century Mass., felt good about a carved The show will return Septem-
with wide and finely carved Norwegian fishing trophy on ber 21–23. For information,
ribbing. The piece, whose form his wall. The 3-foot-long salm- www.theoriginalyorkantiques
on, carved with a detailed show.com or 302-875-5326.

The cat got into the bird Keith and Diane Fryling, Green Lane, Penn. RGL Antiques, Pittstown, N.J.
tree. Chuck White Folk Art
& Antiques, Warwick, N.Y.

26 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018 COMPILED BY
ANTIQUES ANDTHE ARTS WEEKLY
Notable Prices Recently Achieved At Various Auction Houses
STAFF AND CORRESPONDENTS
Across The Block
All prices
include buyer’s premium.

Basquiat & Warhol Top Woodshed Auction Vintage Cameras Snap Up Good Prices Blue Hudson Valley Cupboard Rises
ONLINE — It came as no surprise to Bruce At Mapes Auction Over Sturbridge Auction
Wood that the
top two lots at VESTAL, N.Y. — While Mapes Auctioneers & STURBRIDGE, MASS. — January 31 had a
Woodshed’s Appraisers’ January 30 sale of a single-owner collec- Blue Moon, a rare second full moon in the
online auction tion of cameras was led by a rare black body Nikon month. On February 6 at the Sturbridge Host
that ended on at $4,600 [See Antiques and The Arts Weekly, Febru- Hotel, DL Straight Auctions offered another
February 1 were ary 16, 2018], other brands also fared well in the rare blue item, this wonderful blue Hudson Val-
by Jean-Michel single-owner auction, including a Linhof medium- ley New York cupboard that sold for $3,250. The
Basquiat (Amer- format with original Linhof case that sold for $1,121 successful sale was packed with estate-fresh
ican, 1960–1988) and a Leica I B, S/N 50593, body (shown) with Leica antiques from New England homes, with period
and his friend leather case that commanded $1,725. For informa- furniture, painted pieces, decorated stoneware,
and collaborator tion, www.mapesauction.com or 607-754-9193. advertising, folk art and more. For information,
Andy Warhol 508-769-5404 or www.dlstraightauctions.com.
(1928–1987). Abner Zook 3D Farm Scene
Basquiat, a Neo- Stands Out At Witman Floor Bidder Sweetens 25th Wedding
Expressionist Anniversary With Emerald Ring
artist, led the day when his untitled (Skeleton MANHEIM, PENN. — Witman Auctioneers con-
Head), signed oil on canvas, 12 by 22 inches, sold ducted a public auction on February 3 at Encks DANIA BEACH, FLA. — A stunning 18.75-
at $37,500. It was followed closely by a Warhol- Banquet & Conference Center with 210 registered carat square-cut Colombian emerald, 10.0 carat
attributed gouache on paper, “Apple Macintosh,” bidders in attendance. A standout in the sale was diamond and 18K gold bonbon ring sold to a
circa 1985, which sold to a bidder in China for an Abner Zook three-dimensional painting of a floor bidder for $50,820 as a Valentine’s and
$36,000. Woodshed is in Franklin, Mass. For fur- farm with mill scene, which realized $14,300. 25th anniversary gift for his wife at Kodner Gal-
ther information, www.woodshedartauctions.com Other Zook art sold included an Aaron Zook 8-inch leries’ February 7 sale featuring a collection of
or 508-533-6277. diameter 3-D painting of quail, $1,430; and an estate diamonds and gemstone jewelry. For
Aaron Zook 8-inch diameter 3-D painting of a cov- information, www.kodner.com or 954-925-2550.
ered bridge. For information, 717-665-5735, 717-
665-1300 or www.witmanauctioneers.com.

Midcentury Modern Credenza
A Hit At Showplace

NEW YORK CITY — At Showplace’s February
4 auction, a Midcentury Modern Mastercraft
credenza, acid-etched brass, designed by Bern-
hard Rohne, the surface with abstract land-
scape, topped the day when it sold at $3,850.
The 29½-by-71-by-21¼ inch credenza sold in the
middle of estimate after opening at $100. For
information, www.nyshowplace.com or 212-633-
6063, extension 808.

Mid-Hudson Galleries Sees Rediscovered Master Work At Bonhams Bonhams Storms Grand Palais With
Liberace’s Bow Tie Glitter Sets World Record For Artist At Auction Triumphant Opening European Sale
CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — Celebrity LONDON — “Vera Cruz, and Castle of San PARIS — Bonhams’ European sale season got
memorabilia made bidders feel all bubbly at Juan D’Ulloa” by the British Nineteenth Centu- off to an impressive start on February 8 at Le
Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries February 3 sale, ry topographical painter Daniel Egerton estab- Grand Palais. The marathon sale lasted more
none more so than a Liberace rhinestone-stud- lished a new world record price for the artist at than seven hours and achieved a total of $18.3
ded, show-worn bow tie that rose to $1,530. The auction when it sold for $478,000 at Bonhams’ million with 77 percent of lots sold. An auction
diverse sale included antiques, fine art, Audu- travel and exploration sale on February 7, beat- world record was achieved when a 1926 Bentley
bon prints, sports memorabilia and more from ing its $275/400,000 estimate. The painting had 3-liter Red Label Speed Model Tourer sold to a
the Leroy Morford collection of Buddy Holly and been in private hands since it was first exhibit- bidder on the telephone for $860,000, a record
rock and roll memorabilia. For information, 914- ed at the Society of British Artists in the late for the model at auction. For information, +44
882-7356 or www.midhudsongalleries.com. 1830s, and had been owned by the same family 20 7468 8363 or www.bonhams.com.
for at least the last 120 years. Egerton (1797–
1842) led a short but turbulent life, and his time
in Mexico played a pivotal role in his artistic
career. Born in London in 1797, Egerton made
his first trip to Mexico in 1831. He spent five
years traveling the country sketching the scen-
ery. On his return to England in 1836, he creat-
ed 13 large-scale oils and watercolors, and in
due course published 12 of them as a set of litho-
graphs. For information, +44 20 7447 7447 or
www.bonhams.com.

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 27

Rediscovered Nigerian Cultural Icon, Lost Portrait Of Tutu At Bonhams

LONDON — “Tutu,” a portrait of the cause for celebration, a potentially Mozambique from 1977 to 1995, an “Tutu” by Ben Enwonwu, 1974
Ife royal princess Adetutu Ademiluyi transforming moment in the world of experience reflected in his work. “A ($280/420,000).
painted in 1974 by the Nigerian artist art.” Throne for Two Kings” has been con-
Ben Enwonwu, leads Bonhams’ Africa structed from gun parts and bullet cas-
Now sale on Wednesday, February 28 The series was of great personal sig- ings that have been welded into a deco-
($280/420,000). In a pioneering move, nificance to Enwonwu. The first paint- rative arrangement ($15/20,000).
the sale will be broadcast live to a Bon- ing, executed in 1973, remained in the
hams auction event in Lagos, where artist’s studio until his death in 1994. The auction will also include six art-
bidders will be able to participate in It was lost at some point after that, and works originally in the collection of art
real time. This will also be the first eve- its current whereabouts are unknown. patron and philanthropist Jean Pig-
ning sale of contemporary African art. The location of the third “Tutu” paint- ozzi. When Pigozzi visited the seminal
ing is also a mystery, leaving the work exhibition at the Centre Georges Pom-
Enwonwu painted three versions of for sale at Bonhams as the only known pidou, “Magiciens de la Terre,” in 1989,
Tutu during 1973–74, and the image example of the image. he was greatly excited by a number of
became a symbol of national reconcilia- works by contemporary African artists,
tion for a country struggling for unity The sale also includes “Negritude,” many of whom had never before exhib-
in the wake of the Nigerian-Biafran also by Enwonwu. This gouache ited overseas.
conflict of the late 1960s. All three explores the ideology of “Negritude,”a
paintings had been considered lost movement that sought to foster black Over the following years, Pigozzi built
until the discovery of the current pic- pride and throw off the cultural influ- the most extensive private collection of
ture for sale. ences of European colonization contemporary African art, part of which
($85/125,000). “At the Ancestors’ Con- he sold in 1999 to fund the Jean Pigozzi
Writing in the spring edition of Bon- ference” by the Ghanaian artist El Prize for Contemporary African Art —
hams Magazine, the Nigerian-born, Anatsui is part of the “Ancestor” series, awarded to a sub-Saharan contempo-
Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben a group of figurative sculptures the art- rary painter, sculptor or photographer.
Okri said, “It amounts to the most sig- ist executed in 1995 ($28/42,000). “A
nificant discovery in contemporary Throne for Two Kings” by the Mozam- Bonhams is at 101 New Bond Street,
African art in over 50 years. It is the bican Gonçalo Mabunda is a further and the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi,
only authentic ‘Tutu,’ the equivalent of highlight. The artist grew up at the Lagos, is at 4 Lawrence Road. For infor-
some rare archaeological find. It is a height of the civil war that ravaged mation, www.bonhams.com or +44 20
7447 7447.

Benefit Shop Auction To Offer Asian Art, Jewelry, Furniture

Pair of museum conserva- Among decorative items is This Japanese bronze eagle A pair of antique Asian horseshoe armchairs, black lacquer,
tion framed ink and color this bronze Art Deco female sculpture, Meiji period, 39 by 27 by 24 inches.
paintings in silk of tradition- in moon sculpture statuette. boasts intricate detail.
al Chinese landscapes, each examples of antique Chinese Gilded Age elements of scrolls, a lady’s 14K white gold and Sat. MaRCH 10
measuring 62 by 29 inches. furniture crossing the block swags, C and S curves, acan- diamond drop pierced ear- Preview: March 8 & 9
late in the sale. First up will thus leaves and sinuous lines, rings and a vintage sunburst
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — The be a red lacquered chest and 54 by 36 inches; a five-arm, brooch pin centered by a NEW LOCatION
Benefit Shop Foundation will mirror, circa 1800–90, having French Empire bronze dore round-cut diamond. 150 School St.
present its next signature an intricately painted scene hanging chandelier, early Glen Cove, NY 11542
Red Carpet auction on of Chinese children playing Nineteenth Century, having The auction takes place at 212.260.2000
Wednesday, February 21, at outside, 32½ inches tall, fol- gilded lion head decoration, 185 Kisco Avenue, Suite 201
10 am, with a diverse range of lowed by a Nineteenth Centu- 18 by 24 inches; a Sevres por- and online. For additional Catalogs at
goods from Asian and French ry red lacquer wedding chest, celain gilt bronze vase made information, www.thebenefit- www.rolandauctions.com
furniture to decorative arts 1860s, Shanxi Province, 78 by into a table lamp, 29 inches shop.org or 914-864-0707.
and estate jewelry. 48 by 27 inches; a Nineteenth tall; and a pair of antique To Place An Ad
Century red and black lac- ormolu and crystal girandole Fitzwilliam Historical Society Call 203-426-8036
The monthly Red Carpet quer cabinet with hand paint- candelabras, possibly bronze presents
sales feature premium collec- ed black and gold-toned fig- with crystal drops and finials, New The 43rd Annual Quality
tions of antique, Midcentury ures in various martial art 27 inches tall. Promoter! Dealers!
Modern, brand furnishings, poses, two dragons and a Antiques Show & Sale
sterling, china, crystal, jewel- horned deer, 46 by 37 ½ by 18 Leading French furniture Saturday, July 21, 2018
ry and fine art. With a mis- inches; and a black lacquer across the block will be a
sion of “to donate, to discover calligraphy table, 79 inches Louis XIV-style bombe com- 9-3 On the Common
and to do good,” the founda- long. mode, vintage, possibly
tion is a nonprofit and all auc- antique, with exquisite inlay Fitzwilliam, NH
tion proceeds support commu- Also highlighting this cate- of floral marquetry and par-
nity organizations. gory will be a set of black lac- quetry and ormolu mounted Questions - Call Kris 508-341-6870
Consignors get a tax deduc- quer Asian armchairs, includ- decorative detail, 37 by 47 by
tion, the buyer gets a great ing two black-toned lacquered 18½ inches; and a Louis XV- 10th Annual Governor Wolf
deal and local nonprofits get horseshoe chairs, 39 inches style console table, circa Historical Society Antiques Show
much-needed funds. tall. 1880–90, richly handcarved
with a white marble top, 32½ Saturday, March 3, 9am - 5pm
“This is a terrific auction. Besides furniture, Chinese by 47 by 16½ inches. Sunday, March 4, 11am - 4pm
We were very fortunate to art and decorative pieces will
acquire some high-caliber also be on offer, led by a Nine- This sale offers several Admission $6 (with ad $5)
items,” said founder/president teenth Century Chinese cela- choice Midcentury Modern
Pam Stone. “In this sale, we don green silk lady’s jacket pieces ranging from an archi- 6600 Jackson Rd, Bath, PA 18014
have a lot of period French, framed, 78 by 52 inches; a tecturally designed bar cart www.govwolf.org • 610-837-9015
Deco and Asian antiques, pair of museum conservation in chrome metal glass and
some unusual items and a lot framed ink and color on silk Lucite with four silver-toned 30 quality dealers, period room settings, Schoolhouse Cafe
of jewelry. We are really a paintings depicting a classic wheels to an Italian glass and
soup-to-nuts kind of auction.” Chinese landscape scene, 62 chrome Baughman-era bi-lev- Only 1.5 mi from the Chestnut Street Antiques Show, Historic Bath
by 29 inches; and a pair of el sawhorse desk having tri-
The auction is filled with imperial yellow temple lions, angle shaped legs. ***NEW DEALERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME***
striking items, starting off circa 1860–80, from the Nan-
with a life-sized gold-toned king Province, 17½ inches Adding some bling to the PS 183 ANTIQUES, FLEA & FARMER’S MARKET
painted Oriental female stat- tall. auction are estate and cos-
ue, possibly vintage or tume jewelry selections, led 419 EAST 67th STREET (Between York & First Avenues) NYC
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a bronze Art Deco statuette of bronze eagle sculpture depict- stone pendant, chain is
a nude woman reclining ing a taka (eagle) in intricate marked on ends as 925 Italy; Fruits, Vegetables, Olives, Breads, Nuts, Fish, Cheeses, Meats,
inside a crescent moon, 23 by detail, Meiji period, 27 by 26 a Hand & Hammer Silver- Fresh Flowers, Vintage Jewelry, Laces, Gold, Silver, Collectibles,
20 by 9 inches, and a colorful by 11 inches. smiths Noah’s Ark sterling
and whimsical folk art reverse brooch pin marked as copy- Crystal, Eyeglasses, Clothing, Bric A Brac, Estate Jewelry,
painting on glass of a vintage Besides Asian arts, this sale right deMatteo H&H Sterling; Costume Jewelry and much, much more!!
family scene at the bus stop is rich in continental furni-
with a cityscape backdrop, 29 ture and decorative items, For more information, please call Bob @ 718-897-5992
by 23 inches. especially works from France.
Highlights include a vintage,
Asian arts will figure promi- possibly antique, ornately
nently in the auction, with carved mirror with French
several choice lacquered

28 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Auction Action In New Orleans, La.

Neal Warms Up Estates Auction
With Fine Art & Artistic Furniture

This lush Nineteenth Century view of the Yumuri Valley in
Cuba by Alfred Gault, born in New Orleans in 1840, was the
top lot of the sale at $33,500.

The sale’s cover lot, the ter- Parcel-gilt and ormolu-mounted, this American Classical NEW ORLEANS, LA. — news. The former Times-Pica-
racotta sculpture of a rosewood box sofa, attributed to New York’s Duncan Phyfe, Warming up a cold snap in yune newspaper building on
“Standing Cloaked Woman” matched English and European counterparts in elegance. the Crescent City, Neal’s win- Howard Avenue was sold to a
by New Orleans favorite Bidder interest took the final price to $18,300, far beyond ter estates auction saw more group of investors in Septem-
Enrique Alferez (1901–1999), the $2/3,000 estimate. than 1,100 lots cross the block ber 2016. In the lobby was
surpassed its high estimate in the January 27–28 sale. “Symbols of Communication,”
to bring $19,520. Review by Karla Klein Albertson The firm continues to offer a Alferez’s 1967 series of plas-
Bidders could choose from a Photos Courtesy of Neal Auction Company magic mix that is strong in ter bas-relief plaques that
diverse selection of Gothic regional artists of the Nine- form a wall-sized mural. The
Revival seating; this carved Although he worked and taught in New Orleans, John teenth and Twentieth Centu- final destination for such a
walnut armchair proved a McCrady often drew inspiration from his early years in ries interspersed with period large-scale work remains
favorite, selling for $5,490 Oxford, when his father taught at the University of Missis- furniture and decorative art uncertain.
over its $1,5/2,000 estimate. sippi. Sold for $28,160, this scene of Oxford’s town square from important Southern
The catalog drew compari- includes self-portraits of the artist and his wife at center. sources. As is the case around Marney Robinson, Neal’s art
sons with a related suite at the United States, sales of specialist, said after the sale,
Roseland Cottage in Wood- contemporary art are particu- “I was excited by the results
stock, Conn. larly brisk with buyers know- for the Alferez sculpture, the
ing precisely who and what cover lot. I thought that did
they are looking for. very well, and it’s exciting to
see that medium take off for
The cover lot was a sensi- him. His bronzes do well and
tively rendered terracotta the terracotta works are per-
female figure draped in a haps less noticed, but you
cloak, 28¼ inches high, by really see the hand of the art-
Enrique Alferez (1900–1999), ist in that medium.” Collec-
which brought $19,520. Born tors in town for the auctions
in Mexico, Alferez rode with can see 14 of his outdoor
Pancho Villa before coming to works in the Helis Founda-
the United States to study in tion Enrique Alferez Sculp-
Chicago. He settled in New ture Garden at the New
Orleans in 1929, and his work Orleans Botanical Garden in
has become the artistic soul of City Park.
the city. A 1987 bronze of a
seated “Woman in a Huipil” Contributing to the popular-
inspired sustained bidding at ity of contemporary regional
Neal’s in November 2017 artists is the something-for-
when it sold for $14,640. The everyone quality of the prices.
future disposition of one of Even relatively recent works
the artist’s public installa- can pop into the five-figure
tions has been in the local range — for example, Hunt
Illustrating the deep roots Slonem’s 2016 rabbit trio, or
of the Jewish community in “Eat Me,” a bright and expan-
New Orleans, this presenta- sive 2007 candy composition
tion Kiddush Cup, dated by Louisiana artist Ashley
1859, was made by the team Longshore, which sold for
of Bernard Terfloth and $14,640. But bidders could
Christian Kuchler, one of also secure signed “Blue Dog”
the city’s most accomplished silkscreen prints by popular
silver workshops. Against a local artist George Rodrigue
modest $500/750 estimate, (1944–2013) for around
the cup with its inscription $2,000. More works by self-
and floral embellishment taught artist Clementine
rose to $14,030. Hunter (1886–1988) will be
offered later this year, but in
this sale a “Still Life with Zin-
nias” was purchased for
$2,440 and a view of Africa
House at Melrose Plantation
for $3,660.

Beyond the local, the New
Orleans market fields art-
work from a variety of nation-
al and international artists.
Notable among these were
two works purchased from
Santa Fe galleries that came
up in the Saturday session.
“Rope Weavers of Belmonte,”
a 1987 work by New Mexico
painter Clark Hulings (1922–
2011), sold for a high estimate
$25,620. Hulings was born in
Florida, earned a physics
degree from Haverford Col-
lege on Philadelphia’s Main
Line, and eventually settled
in Santa Fe. The Spanish set-

This American Aesthetic A 1983 work from her symbol-studded “Circus Series,” this Louisiana painter and sculptor Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer
brass sewing stand, made colorful mixed-media painting in the mature style of Ida (1912–1997) took up painting in midlife, developing her
circa 1885 by the Charles Rittenberg Kohlmeyer (1912–1997) sold within estimate for characteristic abstract style over time. This study of a
Parker Company of Mer- $24,400. reclining girl was executed for her 1956 master’s thesis at
iden, Conn., sold for $4,480. Tulane’s Newcomb College; it brought $14,640, surpassing
A similar example appeared its high estimate.
in the 2005 catalog, A Brass
Menagerie: Metalwork of
the Aesthetic Movement.

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 29

Looking ahead to spring’s arrival in the city Three years ago, Neal Auction began to sell This inlaid and incised Renaissance Revival rosewood par-
courtyards, this Nineteenth Century cast the renowned Service Collection formed by lor cabinet was attributed to Herter Brothers, New York,
iron bench in a twisted vine pattern with a Grant A. Oakes of Warren, Ohio. Lots from circa 1870. Further ornamented with painted panels depict-
local provenance went for $2,176 ($800– the assemblage of superb Rococo Revival ing classical figures, the elaborate showpiece brought
$1,200). furniture continue to perform well. This $14,640.
Belter-attributed center table with carved
grapes on the apron and a basket of flowers
below brought an over-estimate $21,960.

ting of this painting reflects brought $10,065 ($4/6,000). that are coming back to Loui- was the historian there. The ing around a community of
time he spent traveling in Cataloged as “probably Loui- siana for the first time since paintings now reconstructed creoles of color and free
Europe. Nearby in the sale, siana” in its manufacture, it 1970, when they were sold at on site are in the Africa blacks; read more at www.
“Random Figures,” a small had originally come from auction from Melrose Planta- House; these paintings are melroseplantation.org.
painting by Boston Post- Houmas House Plantation in tion. Usually her paintings from the Yucca House.” Mel- Archaeological excavations
Impressionist Maurice Brazil Burnside; it had previously are 18 by 24 inches, these are rose Plantation in Natchi- and ongoing research contin-
Prendergast (1858–1924), passed through Neal’s hands 4 by 5 feet. We’re delighted to toches Parish in north central ue to unearth information
brought $7,320. in 2003 and 2015. From the have those back in the state, Louisiana — not to be con- about daily life on the site.
The leading lot from the other side of the world, a pair and we’re going to be high- fused with the Melrose man-
Nineteenth Century furniture of Chinese Qing dynasty lighting them quite a bit with sion in Natchez, Miss. — is a Prices reported include the
offerings was yet another Bel- hardwood corner-leg stools great research. We’re doing a National Historic Landmark buyer’s premium. For infor-
ter-attributed table from the sold for $10,980. lecture during the Saturday with a complex history revolv- mation, www.nealauction.com
“Service Collection” formed by preview with Tom Whitehead, or 504-899-5329.
Grant A. Oakes of Warren, Specialists at Neal were the artist’s biographer.”
Ohio. The firm began to offer already looking forward to the
pieces from the collection — March 24–25 sale and upcom- Robinson continued, “She POLISH FINE ART
especially strong in the elabo- ing fine art offerings. Marney covered the walls of the plan-
rately carved Rococo Revival Robinson explained, “We’re tation buildings with murals 209 Circular St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
furniture made by John calling it ‘Monumental March’ back in the late 1950s at the Tel: 518-583-4487 By Appointment Only
Henry Belter and in period — a good, catchy hashtag. I request of Francois Mignon, Web site: www.polishfineart.com
lighting fixtures — in the have three very important who was sort of her agent; he
January 2015 sale. At that Clementine Hunter murals lived on the plantation and Buying and Selling

time, Neal Alford said of Fine Polish Paintings
Oakes, “He wanted the best, of the 19th and 20th Century
was able to pay for the best
and ended up with the best.
There’s no collection any-
where that has the quantita-
tive consistency that his
does.” The collector was espe-
cially fascinated by the center
table form and its ornamenta- Cabin41st Annual Fever Antiques Show
tion. In 2015, four such tables
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with one reaching $86,638, Saturday
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this clever design of addorsed blue jays in varied tones; the
small work brought $20,130 ($8/12,000).

As New Orleans moved into Although Hunt Slonem was born in Maine in 1951 and has Front Street Fine Arts
the season of Mardi Gras, spent much of his career in New York City, he graduated
Neal continued to sell the from Tulane University and owns historic properties in Specializing in late 19th and early 20th century
lifetime collection of Henri Louisiana. His works often appear in New Orleans auctions Maritime Art by Wm. Bradford, C.H. Gifford, L.D. Eldred;
Schindler, from which he with bunnies and birds being the most popular subject mat-
had drawn illustrations for ter. This 2016 oil of three rabbits sold for $13,750 ($3/5,000) Steiff Bears, Walking Sticks, Furniture and more...
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30 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Southern

Interpretations

from the “The Clothesline” by William de Leftwich “Church Towers” by William H. Chadwick (1879–1962), circa
Dodge (1867–1935), circa 1928. Oil on canvas, 1925–26. Oil on canvas, 30-1/8 by 30¼ inches.
Johnson
Collection Scenic48-1/8 by 40-1/8 inches. Impressions

TELFAIR ACADEMY

“Kentucky Fishing Scene” by Paul Sawyier (1865–1917), ( continued from page 1C ) represented in the show by an evocative genre paint-
circa 1912. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 14 by 21¼ base online, plus a reference library and downtown ing of a small store titled “Rain in the South,” one of
inches. exhibition space in Spartanburg. Entrepreneur the views he painted during winter visits to Charles-
Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (1878–1958) was a major figure in George Dean Johnson Jr and his wife, Susan “Susu” ton after World War II.
the Charleston Renaissance. Although she worked in several Phifer Johnson, are philanthropists involved in
styles, she is best known for her luminous landscapes of the many projects. Both served in public office in the Bror Anders Wikstrom (1854–1909) was academi-
Carolina Low Country, such as this view of “Moon in the past. What began as an interest in Carolina artists cally trained in his native Sweden but became
Mist,” a watercolor on paper measuring 16 by 22 inches. in 2002 became a passionate collecting pursuit to enchanted by New Orleans. There he painted
“Song of Summer” by Helen Maria Turner (1858–1958), circa chronicle the artistic history of the American South. vignettes such as the “Spanish Colonial Garden.” He
1915. Oil on canvas, 30-1/8 by 40-1/8 inches. The couple’s holdings now number more than a gained greatest acclaim as a designer of Mardi Gras
thousand examples and their interests continue to floats and costumes for the Rex and Proteus krewes.
branch out into new areas connected to their funda-
mental goals. In a recent interview, Lynne Blackman of the John-
son Collection, editor of the current catalog, talked
In a 2014 article for The Magazine Antiques, Lau- more about how the organization developed over
ren Brunk, former Johnson Collection curator and time. Blackman noted, “The collection was begun in
vice president at Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C., about 2002 by a couple of passionate collectors whose
discussed the couple’s expanding collection and enthusiasm and commitment to philanthropy even-
explored the question of “How Southern is it?” tually outpaced the wall space. Mr Johnson is a big
history buff. They were living away from Spartan-
She noted, “Their first acquisitions were romantic burg for a while and loved those images of home, so
paintings, evocative and local. They were drawn to they began to collect more seriously. At one point, it
the nostalgic nature of the imagery: the fields full of reached a critical mass. Their daughter Susanna,
peach trees or the unpaved road leading into the who was studying art history, said, ‘We need to share
Blue Ridge Mountains. The piedmont landscapes these.’”
that dominated their early acquisitions soon gave
way to Charleston Renaissance painters and then Blackman continued, “What’s unique about our
broadened to include a sampling of the best regional exhibitions is that the Johnsons are really commit-
artists, both the well-known and the unsung.” She ted to expanding our understanding and apprecia-
later wrote of the connection between the works, tion of Southern art. It’s not a subcategory, but just
“The emphasis is on an artist’s personal or aesthetic another aspect of great American art. Knowing that
connection, whether permanent or passing, with the not everyone can come to Spartanburg, they have
place and the paradigm known as the South. Artists chosen to send these exhibitions out all over the
in the collection either hail from the South or spent a Southeast. By doing that, we can reach a lot more
part of their active years working there.” people. We are interested in being a presence in
Southern art, more so than being a place. We’re
Looking at the current exhibition, an example of happy to share our art and our research in this way.”
the former would be Alice Ravenel Huger Smith
(1876–1958), who was born in Charleston and sel- The Johnsons’ first project was the exhibition and
dom ventured outside of the Carolina Low Country. accompanying volume Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth
She did a series of drawings that recorded historic Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson
houses in the area, but she is best known for her Collection, which came out in 2012. The show featur-
almost mystical watercolors of regional landscapes ing history paintings, portraits and landscapes from
that are as distinct in style as images by the revered the Nineteenth Century went to eight locations
pantheon of European Impressionists. A major influ- across the Southeast, beginning in 2013 and ending
ence was her study of Japanese woodblock prints. in November 2016. After a monograph on Eugene
Thomason, a North Carolina artist, Scenic Impres-
She is represented in the exhibition by “Moon in sions was the third book published by the Johnson
the Mist,” pictured here, and a swamp scene with team.
herons used as the frontispiece of the catalog. Grow-
ing interest among collectors was demonstrated Blackman said, “Our next book — Central to Their
when a very similar swamp scene was sold in Neal’s Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Col-
Louisiana Purchase Auction in New Orleans last lection — will be released in June of this year. It will
November for $53,750. (Bonhams auctioned “Snowy be our largest book to date. Its exhibition will open in
Egrets in a Tree” for $67,100 in 2009, while “Egrets late June at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens
Perched in a Tree” made $64,100 at Skinner in and will travel to seven museums through 2021. We
2000.) have six lead scholarly essays in the volume, one of
which delves into race and gender and compares the
Paul Sawyier (1865–1917), on the other hand, was work of self-taught artists with more formally
born in Ohio, studied in Cincinnati, and then had the trained ones. After completing our book on women
opportunity to take classes in New York City with artists, we’re turning to the African American artists
William Merritt Chase. His father’s medical practice in our collection, and we have a pretty stellar group.
moved to Frankfort, Ky., his mother’s hometown. Two members of the Johnson family recently went
When Sawyier spent time there, he made a series of to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, for
Impressionist paintings of scenes along the Ken- the opening of the Outliers’ exhibition. We’ve lent
tucky River Valley. The tranquil watercolor and our Malvin Gray Johnson [1896–1934] painting to
gouache “Kentucky Fishing Scene,” circa 1912, is an that show.”
excellent example. He later returned to New York
and brought his skills to bear on scenes in the city. A The greatest beneficiaries of the Johnson Collec-
view of “Vale of Cashmere, Prospect Park, Brooklyn” tion exhibitions and tours are the participating insti-
sold for $28,980 in January 2016 at Case Auctions in tutions and their visitors. Courtney McNeil, chief
Knoxville. curator of collections and exhibitions at the Telfair
Museums, explained, “The exhibition ties in really
Anthony Johannes Thieme (1888–1954) was born nicely with our collection. It takes a look at Impres-
in the Netherlands but settled on this side of the sionism – this French movement that had great
Atlantic in the art colony at Rockport, Mass. He is impact on the United States — and it parses the
influence it had on artists working in the South,

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 31

“Rain in the South” by Anthony Johannes Thieme (1888–1954), undated. “Street Scene, Savannah, Georgia” by Harry Leslie Hoffman (1871–1964), 1914.
Oil on canvas board, 20 by 24 inches. Oil on canvas, 30 by 40-1/8 inches.

All paintings are from the
Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, S.C.

Photos courtesy Telfair Museums.

“View from Tryon” by Lawrence Mazzanov- “Silver and Pearl” by Eliot Candee Clark “The Blue Sail, Concarneau” by Dixie Selden (1868–1935),
ich (1871–1959), undated. Oil on canvas, 30¼ (1883–1980), 1924. Oil on artist board, 20 by 1926 or 1929. Oil on canvas board, 15 by 18 inches.
by 30¼ inches. 18 inches. “Spring Landscape” by Elisabeth Augusta Chant (1865–
which is so interesting to our audience. I think visi- the last 15 years, the Johnsons have undertaken a 1947), circa 1927. Oil on canvas, 18 by 21 inches.
tors’ first reaction is an appreciation of the breath- real mission to acquire works by lesser known art-
taking beauty of the work. It’s easy work to enjoy, ists and elevate their reputations. The exhibition is
because the paintings are colorful, they’re beautiful- an excellent complement to our existing holdings.
ly painted. They’re very affective works. I hope peo- This allows us to present a new story to our audi-
ple gain a better understanding of how this avant- ence.”
garde art movement of Impressionism began in
Paris, spread to New York and then had this indeli- Summing up their inspiration in a website essay,
ble effect on the regional schools of art, as well.” “A Private Collection for Public Good,” Susu Johnson
is quoted as saying, “Who can say what ignites a pas-
McNeil noted, “My personal favorite in the exhibi- sion? Was it those three red roses frozen in blue? An
tion is Hattie Saussy [1890–1978], whose painting awakened connection to one’s geographical roots?
‘Path with Mossy Trees’ is on the cover of the catalog. Perhaps the familiarity of the road to Nebo? The
She’s a Savannah-born artist who studied in New nucleus of what was to become our collection was
York and Europe but came back to Savannah and formed by such seemingly unrelated catalysts. Look-
lived the majority of her life here. Local girl makes ing back, it was always the sense of place that drew
good in the art world. She played such an important George and me to beautiful pictures — pictures that
role, not just as an artist in Savannah but in her capture not only the glorious landscape of the South,
advocacy for artists through the formation of the but that also enliven its unique culture and dynamic
Savannah Art Association and organizing exhibition history.”
opportunities throughout Georgia.
The museum at Telfair Academy is at 121 Barnard
“I contributed entries to the upcoming exhibition Street. For information, www.telfair.org or 912-790-
catalog, Central to Their Lives, on Saussy and Augus- 8800.
ta Oelschig [1918–2000]. As they gathered art over
Journalist Karla Klein Albertson writes about deco-
rative arts and design.

“Summertime on Chain Bridge Road” by John Ross Key (1837–1920), “Beach Landscape” by James Vernon Herring (1887–1969), circa 1925. Oil on
undated. Oil on canvas, 26-1/8 by 34 inches. academy board, 8¼ by 12 inches.

32 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Club News

Art Glass Forum Seeks Speaker brought $21,636 against an opening bid of tion (CCADA), a nonprofit organization Antiques in Schoharie Show in Schoharie,
Proposals For May 1 Event $582. Another highlight of the sale was by dedicated to increasing the public’s New York. The show is held at the Scho-
the maker Tiffany. It had details of a lion, knowledge and appreciation of antiques, harie Central School, 136 Academy Drive;
The Art Glass Forum (AGF) is accepting snake and Elephant’s head worked into announces the 2017 winners of its Cul- Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 11 am to
proposals through March 10 for speakers the silver handle, while the sheath is tural Enrichment Grants. 4 pm. The show features a great variety of
at its annual “Emerging Scholars” event plain silver except for the elephant’s antiques from more than 100 dealers.
on May 1 in New York City. AGF, a New trunk, making the design cohesive. A Through its Cultural Enrichment Grant Many VADA dealers set up at this show.
York-based nonprofit founded in 1999, United States-based collector with a lik- Fund, the CCADA seeks to promote a bet-
supports scholarship about glass, from ing for Tiffany finally outbid the Roma- ter understanding of Cape Cod’s history If you haven’t made it to Montpelier for
ancient shards to contemporary experi- nian corkscrew museum, which has been and heritage by providing support to non- the Sunday Antiques Market, it’s not too
ments, and its leaders and members the biggest corkscrew buyer in recent profit organizations for special projects late to do so. The remaining shows are
include renowned historians, curators, years. Opening at $232, it took 74 bids that help advance and preserve this goal. February 25, March 11 and 25 and April
dealers and collectors. Each spring, AGF and a final bid of $11,894 to get it. Prices Since the first grants were presented in 8. The Market is open from 8 am to 1 pm
brings in two emerging scholars to each represent conversions from Euros. The 2011, more that $27,000 has been award- and is held at the Canadian Club, 414
give a 20-minute presentation at an AGF next online sale of corkscrews will be con- ed to a wide variety of projects across East Montpelier Road (Route 14).
meeting. Topics in recent years have ducted April 13–22. Cape Cod.
included Louis Comfort Tiffany’s mosaics Barbara Johnson is once again holding a
in New York and the little-known Ger- International Perfume Bottle This year’s recipients were selected from benefit auction for the Alzheimer’s Asso-
man early Twentieth Century industrial Association To Meet April 26–29 among many applications received from ciation. The goal is to raise $15,000 for
designer Bruno Mauder. various museums, libraries, historical Alzheimer’s Research. The items up for
Lot of three figural perfume bottles/ societies and other cultural organizations. auction will be posted on March 10, on
Speakers’ remunerations include a $100 vinaigrettes ($400/800). To be sold According to Jerrilyn Mayhew, program Barb’s website, www.pewterandwoodan-
honorarium, lively and delicious restau- Morphy Auctions, Denver, Penn., chair of the Cultural Enrichment Grant tiques.com, as well as instructions for bid-
rant dinner with glass historians and February 23. Image courtesy Mor- Fund, “Making the selection was no easy ding by email or phone. All phone bidding
enthusiasts after the talk and AGF mem- phy Auctions. task for the committee, as each and every must be done no later than 1:29 Moun-
bership (up to $70 value). Events are held application had significant merit in its tain Time on March 17. Emailed bids
at St Michael’s church, a Tiffany glass- The upcoming IPBA convention April own right. We offer sincere congratula- must be received no later than March 16.
lined sanctuary at 99th Street and 26–29 in Tyson’s Corner, Va., will combine tions to all the award winners. The four Email bids to [email protected]
Amsterdam Avenue. Details for submit- round tables and specialty groups into the that were chosen stood out for their cre- tiques.com. All checks are to be made pay-
ting “Emerging Scholars” proposals by new “Dressing Table Talks.” There will be ative excellence and historical impor- able to Alzheimer’s Association DSW. Pay-
March 10 are available at www.artglass- a variety of subjects appealing to our tance, but all applicants were deserving.” ment is due at the end of the auction and
forumny.org. ever-changing and growing collecting should be mailed to Pewter & Wood, PO
diversity. Many of our collecting interest This year, the grants are being awarded Box 4066, Cave Creek, AZ 85327. Ship-
Corkscrew Collectors Vie For have crossed over to the amazing world of to: the Atwood House Museum / Chatham ping can be arranged through Pewter &
DeSanctis Collection Online lipsticks, compacts, Art Deco-era dance Historical Society, for the purchase of Wood. There are no taxes or fees, just
Paolo de Sanctis and Maurizio Fantoni’s purses and so much more. books and materials related to the history postage reimbursement to Pewter &
1990 book, Corkscrews: A Thing of Beauty, of the Native American (Wampanoag) Wood. All auction items have been donat-
has been considered a classic tome on the The “Dressing Table Talks” will be 30 population of Cape Cod; the Eastham ed and donations are still being accepted
minutes each. There will be approximate- Historical Society, for restoration and until February 26. Donations are tax
Rare Thomason patent variant ly nine different subjects and they will be preservation of an 1855 Colton school deductible. If you have questions, please
corkscrew, images courtesy Paul presented three times. This allows for map of pre-Civil War America that fea- contact Barb by email or phone 602-677-
Luchsinger, icca.com. many more choices and availability to tures illustrations of the wildlife and 5686. We wish Barb great success in this,
attend multiple presentations, learn, be Native American settlements found in the her last year for the benefit auction. Take
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver figural inspired and maybe fall in love with other United States territories, as well as Pony a look at the auction and bid to help a
corkscrew, images courtesy Paul vanity items in addition to perfume bot- Express and Railroad routes; the Truro very worthy cause!
Luchsinger, icca.com. tles. An auction will be conducted on April Historical Society, for the assessment,
subject and bidders aggressively sought 27. For those too eager to wait until April documentation and photography of the Good news — I recently heard from
works from the Milan-based collection 27, Morphy’s Auctions in Denver, Penn., more than 300 items included in the cos- Michael Pheffer and he is doing very well
when it was presented online November will include a collection of diverse per- tume and textile collection; and the Well- in his recovery and hopes to be at Brim-
11 at www.collectorcorkscrews.com. fume bottles and other vanity items in its fleet Historical Society, for the purpose of field this spring! Take care, Michael, and
Included in the sale was the corkscrew February 23 sale. For convention registra- moving a historical cannon from the lawn see you soon.
shown on the cover of the book, which tion and additional information, www. to the interior of the museum, and build-
perfumebottles.org. For information on ing an adequate base on which to display Hopefully you have all sent in your dues
Morphy’s, 877-968-8880 or www.morphy- it. This cannon is one of only two ever to VADA for 2018. They were due on Jan-
sauctions.com. manufactured for use in shooting lifelines uary 15. If you haven’t sent them in,
out to ships in trouble off the Outer Cape. please do so or you will soon be hearing
CCADA Announces Winners Of from Jean Tudhope.
Cultural Enrichment Grants If you would like additional informa-
tion about the CCADA’s Cultural Stay warm and enjoy the rest of the win-
The Cape Cod Antique Dealers Associa- Enrichment Grant Fund, contact Jer- ter — take heart, spring is not that far
rilyn Mayhew at 781-799-8871, or away!
www.ccada.com.
Vesta Urband
February VADA Newsletter [email protected]
The big news from Vermont this month
is the snow! This has been quite a winter NHADA
— more like the old-fashioned winters we Looking ahead to spring, the 2018
have only had memories of for many Enfield Spring Shaker Forum will take
years. place the weekend of April 20–22. Week-
Hopefully everyone will get to the Cabin end highlights will include papers by
Fever Antiques Show, Saturday, February Shaker scholars, an insider’s preservation
17 in Quechee, as I’m sure we all have walk-about, and meals and lodging in the
been experiencing a bit of “cabin fever”! Great Stone Dwelling. For more informa-
The show is at the Christian School, 399 tion, contact the Enfield Shaker Museum
West Gilson Avenue. Admission is $10 at 603-632-4346 or [email protected]
and the show is open 10 am to 4 pm. It’s org.
always a great little show. Stay warm,
Upcoming on March 17–18 is the Spring
Liz Kingsley
North Road Antiques

Alexandria, N.H.

Lively, Noisy & Joyous, It’s ‘PlayTime’ At PEM

SALEM, MASS. — The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) negotiate and resolve conflict,” continues Smith. “Play including an immersive balloon room installation by
debuts its first major thematic exhibition celebrating helps us possess a power for change. It’s fundamentally Turner Prize winner Martin Creed and participatory
the role of play in contemporary art and culture. Nearly about human empowerment.” One Minute Sculptures by internationally renowned
40 works by 17 leading and emerging artists reveal how artist Erwin Wurm, which invite visitors to become part
behaviors essential to the creative process — risk-tak- PlayTime features three tactile interactive works, of the exhibition by striking and holding unexpected
ing, exploration, questioning and curiosity — are all “Double Dutch” by Robin Rhode, 2016, 12 chro- poses with everyday objects. Leading contemporary art-
encouraged by the act of play. Through large scale instal- mogenic prints. On loan from the David and ists from around the globe are exhibited alongside sev-
lations, video, sculpture, photographs and tactile experi- Gally Mayer Collection. Photo courtesy the artist eral younger, emerging artists who make their New
ences, “PlayTime” explores how play catalyzes creative and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. England debut with this exhibition.
expression, enchants the ordinary and helps us under-
stand ourselves in new ways. “PlayTime” is on view at “PlayTime” artists include: Cory Arcangel, Mark Brad-
PEM through May 6. ford, Nick Cave, Martin Creed, Lara Favaretto, Cao Fei,
Brian Jungen, Teppei Kaneuji, Paul McCarthy, Rivane
“Play is no longer on the margins,” says Trevor Smith, Neuenschwander, Pedro Reyes, Robin Rhode, Roman
exhibition curator and PEM’s curator of the present Signer, Gwen Smith, Angela Washko, Agustina Wood-
tense. “Since the early 1990s we’ve seen play increas- gate and Erwin Wurm.
ingly manifest itself across divergent streams of contem-
porary art and engage a wide range of social, technologi- “Play is no longer just a reward for hard work,” said
cal, economic and psychological concerns.” Smith. “It is absolutely central to how we learn how to
be human. My hope is that ‘PlayTime’ demonstrates
Exploring a broad emotional range and engaging a that museums can be playful, lively, noisy, joyous spaces.
diverse array of creative perspectives, “PlayTime” is pre- We’re providing people with opportunities to engage
sented as part of PEM’s Present Tense Initiative, which with the power of creativity and to understand how it
seeks to be reflexive and responsive to the pressing might work in their own life.”
issues of our contemporary reality. “Play is a catalyst for
creativity, where we make up the rules and learn how to Peabody Essex Museum is at 161 Essex Street. For fur-
ther information, www.pem.org or 978-745-9500.

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Items include watercolors, Tel 860-342-2540
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‘Humphrey Ocean: I’ve No Idea Either’ ACANTHUS PARALLEL SCROLL AKELAJE CACTUS [email protected]
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others. Other notable projects include “A hand- IS PROUD TO OFFER A
Although best known as a painter, Ocean dis- book of modern life,” a series of new portraits Secretariat Race Worn Horseshoe
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re-evaluates and questions the way we see MIAMI BEACH, FL 33140
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Well known for his distinctive portraits on
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“Evergreen” and “Purple Chair.”

Each signed and dated in pencil print comes
from an edition of 15. The inspiration behind
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Ocean (b 1951) studied at Canterbury Art
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played bass with Kilburn and the Highroads
who supported The Who on their 1973 Christ-
mas tour.

His first major solo exhibition was at the

34 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Transitions Greenwich Historical Society Gets Grant
For Library & Archives Improvements

COS COB, CONN. — The of a professional project collec-
Institute of Museum and tions manager to work with
Library Services (IMLS) has curator and archivist Christo-
Archaeologist, architectural histo- awarded the Greenwich His- pher Shields to update shelf
rian and educator Lynne C. Lan- torical Society a $175,652 lists, rehouse collections and
Museums for America Collec- move, track and install collec-
tions Stewardship Grant, tions into the new facility.
caster has been selected as the next which will allow improved Space at the current facility
Andrew W. Mellon professor-in-charge
of the humanities at preservation, management is at capacity, and for several
and access to its collections as years, significant parts of the
the American Acad- they move to new facilities collection have been stored off-
emy in Rome. The
appointment was later this year. site. A new compact, mobile
The IMLS received a total of shelving system will make it
announced by AAR 558 applications and 132 proj- easier for staff, scholars and
president Mark Rob-
bins and was based ects received funding. The proj- members of the community to
ect will ensure improved pres- access the art and archival col-
on the recommen- ervation of collections through lection.
dation of a national
search committee. consolidation of materials Improved accessibility will
stored both on- and offsite. In also facilitate exhibition plan-
Lancaster’s term in —Tom Carpenter photo addition, the HVAC-controlled Rendering of new library and archives currently under ning and enable easier access
Rome begins August
1, and she succeeds art historian Lind- facility on the historical soci- construction at the Greenwich Historical Society. to materials for the public. In
ety’s reimagined campus open- addition, new collection soft-
say Harris, who completes her fourth ing this fall will allow for the expanded use and growth of the ware will make it easier to track and maintain materials.
year in the position this summer. Lan-
caster is currently professor and chair collections associated with the National Historic Landmark Most importantly, the grant will help the historical society
Bush-Holley House, the Cos Cob art colony and the Greenwich continue to share in many more ways the countless stories of
of the department of classics and world community. this unique community and to shine an even greater spotlight
religions at Ohio University.
Grant funds will support the purchase and installation of spe- on the national importance of the Cos Cob art colony and the
cialized stationary and mobile storage equipment, the purchase nationally important contributions of Greenwich residents
Historic interpreter, reenactor, pres- of archival enclosures, the hiring of a fine arts mover to safely through the centuries. For further information, 203-869-6899
ervationist, educator and research- pack and move collections to their new locations and the hiring or www.greenwichhistory.org.
er Dawn Elliott is this year’s recipient
of the Martha Washington Woman of Canadian Photography Institute Receives
History Award. This award is given by Gift Of Photographs By Paul Strand
OTTAWA, CANADA — The Strand that were already in
Washington’s Head- Canadian Photography Insti- CPI’s collection. We are deeply
quarters State His- tute (CPI) of the National Gal- grateful to the donors for their
toric Site each year lery of Canada (NGC) generosity. It is through such
to a woman who has announced a gift of 635 photo- remarkable donations that we
made a contribution graphs by American photogra- have built such a magnificent
to the history of the pher and filmmaker Paul collection over the past 50
Hudson Valley, N.Y., Strand (1890–1976). The gift, years.”
through education, made by three Canadian The groupings donated to
promotion or preser- donors, covers the photogra- CPI fall under two main cate-
vation. Elliott, of New pher’s entire career and repre- gories: Strand’s American
Paltz, is site manager sents all major periods of his years (1916–49) and post-
at Locust Lawn Museum, where she in- work. There are photographs American years (1949–76). The
troduced the “Ancients Alive” event, from his early ventures into American years comprise his
and is also involved with interpretation Modernism in New York, and early work from 1916 to 1930,
at the Locust Grove Historic Estate. The from his numerous trips in the the Southwest (1930 and
award presentation will take place on United States, Mexico, Que- 1932), the Gaspé (1929 and
March 18. bec, Europe and Africa, as well 1936); Mexico (1933–34), and
as images from his last body of the Northeast (1943–44). The
After seven years of successful lead- work — an exploration of the “Beaching the Boat, Percé, Gaspésie,” by Paul Post-American period compris-
ership, Dr Margaret “Peggy” plant life in the gardens of his Strand, 1929, printed 1960s, gelatin silver print. Gift es his work resulting from his
Burke, executive director of the Con- home in Orgeval, France. CPI of anonymous donors, 2017. ©Aperture Foundation, trips in the Hebrides (1954);
cord Museum, will retire at the end now has the most significant Inc, Paul Strand Archive France (from 1950); Italy
of February. Together with the board holdings of Paul Strand photo- (1952–53), and his quest for
of governors, she graphs in Canada, owing to this donation. social experiments in Romania (1960 and 1967), Morocco
raised more than “This extraordinary gift is a highly representative group of (1962); and Ghana (1963–64). This latter grouping also
$12.5 million in a Paul Strand’s work,” said National Gallery of Canada direc- includes photographs taken in Egypt (1959–60 and 1965)
little more than two tor and chief executive officer Marc Mayer. “As a shaper of and Orgeval, France (1970–73).
years to fund the mu- ideas and practices in photography, the historical and aes- The Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gal-
seum’s expansion. thetic significance of Strand’s work will be of tremendous lery of Canada is at 380 Sussex Drive. For information, 613-
She doubled the value to the collection. The donation adds to the 97 prints by 990-1985 or www.gallery.ca/cpi.
number of visiting
students from 6,000 Trenton Doyle Hancock To UT Austin
in 2011 to more than As Spring 2018 Artist-In-Residence
12,000 in 2017. Under
Burke’s leadership the museum’s new AUSTIN, TEXAS — The depart- his use of color, language and
education center, with expanded collec- ment of art and art history at the pattern — into opportunities to
tions storage facilities and staff offices, University of Texas at Austin wel- create new characters, develop
is scheduled to open this summer. A comes artist Trenton Doyle Han- subplots and convey symbolic
search committee will seek a new execu- cock as the spring 2018 artist-in- meaning. Hancock’s works are
tive director, with the assistance of New residence. The residency is suffused with personal mytholo-
York search firm Phillips Oppenheim. supported by an endowment for gy presented at an operatic
the college of fine arts distin- scale, often reinterpreting Bibli-
After a brief vacancy, the East guished visiting chair. Hancock cal stories that the artist learned
Hampton (N.Y.) Historical Society will be given dedicated time and as a child from his family and
announced that Maria Vann has been space for creating new work at local church community. His
named as its next executive director. UT Austin. During that time, he exuberant and subversive nar-
Vann, who assumed her new position on will also engage with UT Austin ratives employ a variety of cul-
students through two public lec- tural tropes, ranging in tone
February 5, was for- tures, studio visits and seminars. from comic-strip superhero bat-
merly director of the Raised in Paris, Texas, and tles to medieval morality plays
Maritime Museum based out of Houston, Hancock and influenced in style by Hiero-
at Battleship Cove has received national and inter- nymus Bosch, Max Ernst, Henry
(Massachusetts) national attention for his hybrid- Darger, Philip Guston and R.
and Iroquois Indian ization of comic book narratives Crumb. Text embedded within
Museum (New York and abstraction within a wide the paintings and drawings both
State). She has ex- range of media from prints, draw- drives the narrative and acts as
tensive experience in ing and mixed media to installa- “Coloration Coronation, by Trenton Doyle Hancock, a central visual component. The
museum education tion and performance. Most acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 90 by 132 inches. resulting sprawling installations
for institutes and has recently, Hancock’s work was Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. spill onto beyond the canvas
served as an adjunct history professor exhibited in a solo exhibition, edges and onto gallery walls.
at SUNY College at Oneonta. In other de- “Mind of the Mound,” organized by Art League Houston and The residency will take place from February 22 to March 9,
velopments, the Thomas Moran Studio exhibited at the former Rice University Art Gallery. Hancock’s and March 19 to April 6, with lectures on Thursday, February
has recently been acquired by the East work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, includ- 22, at 4 pm, and on Wednesday, March 28, at 4 pm, in the
Hampton Historical Society and joins ing in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennials. ART building auditorium. For additional information, www.
the society’s growing collection of his-
torically significant landmarks.

Hancock transforms traditionally formal decisions — such as austin.utexas.edu or 512-471-1852.

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36 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Nationally Known Graphic Artist Joel Christian Gill Joins Panel Discussion On ‘Sites Of Memory’

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — On Chronicle, will share some of chronicles an uncelebrated Afri- Hampshire’s hidden history of hearts and minds for a deeper
Sunday, February 18, nationally the forgotten stories of African can American hero or event. people of color. In various ways understanding of who we are as
known graphic artist Joel Americans that he brings to life Through his compelling visual and with a different panel each a collective and to recognize
Christian Gill will join panel- in his recently released graphic representations and storytell- week, the 2018 series explore that we share a uniquely Amer-
ists Senator David Watters and fourth novel, Strange Fruit, Vol- ing, Gill offers historical and how memory is shaped and how ican heritage. Building on the
independent scholar Eric ume II. Through discussing cultural commentary on heroes it operates to create a value sys- success of the Portsmouth Black
Aldrich for the third talk in the these artistic sites of memory, not often found in history books, tem even if what is collectively Heritage Trail that started
Elinor Williams Hooker Tea he and fellow presenters will such as Cathay Williams, the remembered deviates from more than two decades ago, the
Talks, “Sites of Memory: Recon- explore how a narrative picture only known female Buffalo Sol- facts. new statewide Black Heritage
structing the Past.” of the past develops an identity dier, and Eugene Bullard, a Trail connects the stories of
for our present. fighter pilot who flew for France Presented by the Black Heri- New Hampshire’s African heri-
In keeping with this year’s during World War I. Gill’s books tage Trail of New Hampshire in tage by documenting and mark-
theme of Memory and Remem- “These stories are quintessen- will be available for purchase at partnership with the Ports- ing visible many of the historic
brance, the Tea Talk will explore tially American stories,” said the Tea Talk. mouth Public Library, the Sun- sites that testify to this rich his-
the history, meaning and rele- Gill. “I can’t say that enough.” day afternoon Tea Talks take tory.
vance of historic memorials, The Elinor Williams Hooker place at the Portsmouth Public
including those that have Strange Fruit, Volume II, is a Tea Talks, an annual series of Library, Levenson Room, 175 For information about the
recently been the subject of con- collection of stories that repre- events conducted during Febru- Parrott Avenue, from 2 to 4 pm. 2018 Tea Talk series, visit
tentious debate. sent the oddity of success in the ary and March, are participato- http://blackheritagetrailnh.org/
face of great adversity. Each of ry lectures related to New The Black Heritage Trail of programs/tea-talks.
Gill, recently seen on WMUR the eight illustrated chapters New Hampshire works to open

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Southern Sugar Chest February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 37
Treats Itself To
Botero’s ‘Lawyer’
$263,250 At Cordier Earns $150,750
At James D. Julia
HARRISBURG, PENN.
— How many lollipops Auction
does it take to get to the
center of a sugar chest? FAIRFIELD, MAINE — Jim Julia’s win-
Cordier Auctions’ Febru- ter fine art and antiques sale, February
ary 10–11 sale put forth 8–9, was topped by “A Lawyer,” a pencil,
an answer when an elabo- watercolor and pastel on canvas by
rate Nineteenth Century Columbian American artist Fernando
Southern sugar chest with Botero (b 1932).
polychrome paint decorat-
ed lollipops trimming the Finishing at $150,750, Botero’s depiction
backboard and skirt blew of a portly, pensive-looking man carrying
past a $1/1,500 estimate a book, signed “Botero 98,” was the top-
to bring $263,250, includ- selling lot in a strong sale that saw seven
ing the buyer’s premium. other items bring more than $50,000 each.

The auction house said Watch for full report to follow.
five phone lines competed
against interest from the INDEX - 76 PAGES - INDEX
floor and the internet,
encompassing both pri- ANTIQUES SHOW REVIEWS
vate and institutional
bidders. A phone bidder (Washington, DC) Washington Winter Show: Southern Hospitality With Cosmopolitan Twist................15
emerged as the victor and (Huntington, N.Y.) The Hilton Ballroom Fills With Pekale’s Exhibitors.....................................................20
the auction house has yet (York, Penn.) Flying High At Arion’s 170th Original York Antiques Show................................................22
to disclose where the
piece is headed. AUCTION REVIEWS

The chest was cataloged (Atlanta) John Folinsbee’s “River At New Hope” Brings $165,000 At Ahlers & Ogletree...........................6
as likely from Kentucky, (Las Vegas) Morphy’s Gambles & Wins With Coin-Ops & Advertising...................................................11
with provenance stating (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Scottsdale Shootout Sees Records For Leanin’ Tree Collection.................................13
that it was handed down to the consignor’s mother who lived in (New Orleans) Neal Warms Up Estates Auction With Fine Art & Artistic Furniture..................................28
Bardstown, Ky., by her grandparents who lived in Indiana across (Boston) John Singer Sargent Study Brings $97,600 At Grogan’s..........................................................38
the border from Louisville, Ky. (Peterborough, N.H.) Portrait Of Maori Princess Charms To $21,600 At The Cobbs..............................38
A full report will follow in an upcoming issue. (Mesa, Ariz.) Borein Brings Top Dollar At Lebel’s Old West Auction.......................................................41
(Lisbon Falls, Maine) Full House At Dan Buck’s Cataloged Sale..............................................................44
Erving Wolf,
EXHIBITIONS
Collector Endowed
Met Museum Gallery (Louisville, Ky.) Women Impressionist Artists At Speed Art Museum.......................................................4
(Chantilly, France) First Showing Of Rembrandt Works At Musee Conde.................................................4
PALM BEACH, FLA. — Erv- ry American paintings, draw- (Williamstown, Mass.) “RAWR! A WCMA Bestiary” At Williams College Museum Of Art.........................7
ing Wolf, oil and gas pioneer, ings, sculpture and furniture, (Cambridge, Mass.) New Exhibition Proposes Theories To Organize Field Of Architecture.......................8
art collector and lover of the as well as Chinese porcelains. (St Louis) Film From 10,000 Woodcuts At Saint Louis Art Museum.......................................................11
West, died peacefully on Feb- In 1980, the couple endowed (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Brooklyn Academy Of Music Hosts Teknopolis: Digital Arts Showcase.........................11
ruary 6 at his home in Palm the Erving and Joyce Wolf Gal- (Riverhead, N.Y.) Tintypes & Photos Of African & Native Americans At Suffolk Museum.......................21
Beach. Erving was born in lery at New York’s Metropoli- (Salem, Mass.) Lively, Noisy & Joyous, It’s “Play Time” At PEM............................................................32
Kimball, Neb., in 1926 and tan Museum of Art for special (London) “Humphrey Ocean: I’ve No Idea Either” At Sims Reed Gallery................................................33
raised in Cheyenne, Wyo., exhibitions of American art. In (New York City) Nature’s Poetry, Edo Paintings At The Metropolitan......................................................43
where his father, Leon, was the 2001, the museum made him
tailor on the Francis E. War- an honorary trustee. AND ALSO...
ren Air Force Base.
“His wise counsel and warm Across The Block....................................................................................................................................26
Erving Wolf served as an offi- spirit will be missed,” Metro- Club News..............................................................................................................................................32
cer in the Navy while stationed politan Museum of Art chair- Estate Sales......................................................................................................................................41-43
in Guam during World War II. man Daniel Brodsky and pres- Q&A
He received bachelor degrees ident and CEO Daniel H.
from Northwestern University Weiss wrote in a published Cara Zimmerman...................................................................................................................................1
and Notre Dame, and earned a tribute. Services................................................................................................................................................. 39
law degree from Northwestern Top Picks................................................................................................................................................40
University. He practiced law in The couple also loaned and Transitions.............................................................................................................................................. 34
Cheyenne before being drawn gave sculpture to the Denver (Deerfield, Mass.) Call For Papers For Fall Symposium At Historic Deerfield............................................5
to the oil and gas industry. Art Museum and to the (Riverhead, N.Y.) Long Island Whalers Of Color Talk At Suffolk County Historical....................................7
National Gallery of Art in (New York City) Children’s Museum Of Manhattan Plans Move To Bigger Home......................................8
In 1951, the same year he honor of their late daughter, (Online) American Society Of Appraisers To Conduct Webinar...............................................................11
married Joyce Mandel, he Diane Wolf. With his brothers, (Havana, Cuba) New York City & Bronx Museum Help Dedicate Jose Marti Monument In Cuba............21
founded the Wolf Land Com- Wolf donated the Leon and (Cos Cob, Conn.) Greenwich Historical Society Gets Grant For Library & Archives Improvements........34
pany, which later became the Dora Wolf Law Building at the (Ottawa, Canada) Canadian Photography Institute Receives Gift Of Paul Strand Photographs...............34
Inexco Oil Company. Under University of Colorado School (Austin, Texas) Trenton Doyle Hancock To UT Austin As Spring 2018 Artist In Residence.....................34
Erving’s leadership, Inexco of Law, in honor of their par- (New York City) Roosevelt House Acquires Collection Of Books On Presidential History.......................39
discovered Wyoming’s 200-mil- ents. (New York City) Folk Art Museum Explores Trip To Houston..................................................................39
lion-barrel Hilight Oil Field (Boston) Rembrandt Conservation At MFA, Boston Open For Public View.............................................39
and its four-trillion-cubic-foot Wolf is survived by wife of 66 (Greenwich, Conn.) Art Of Design Luncheon To Benefit Bruce Museum.................................................43
Madden Gas Field, one of the years; his sons Daniel and (Seattle) “Figuring History” Lecture At Seattle Art Museum....................................................................43
largest natural gas reserves in Mathew and their wives Maya (Wallingford, Conn.) William C. Ulbrich, 86, Auctioneer & Civic Leader.................................................38
the United States, as well as and Ann; his grandchildren (New York City) Sonia Gechtoff, 91, Abstract Expressionist...................................................................38
the Key Lake Uranium Mine India, Rachel, Daisy, Henry (Los Angeles) Getty Museum Announces Significant Photography Gifts................................................38
in Saskatchewan, Canada, and Benjamin; and brother,
which once produced 15 per- Marvin.
cent of the world’s uranium.
A celebration of his life will be
Wolf and his wife assembled held at a later date in New York
a singular collection of art City. Donations in his memory
whose breadth spans Eigh- may be made to the Dr Martin
teenth and Nineteenth Centu- Kahn Endowment at NYU Lan-
gone Medical Center.

Berkshire Museum Reaches Deal To
Sell Prized Norman Rockwell Painting

PITTSFIELD, MASS. (AP) — chusetts for at least 18 months.
A Massachusetts museum that A proposal submitted to the
was previously blocked from
selling 40 pieces of art to stay state’s highest court on Febru-
afloat is now poised to sell its ary 9 says an undisclosed muse-
most valuable Norman Rock- um has offered to buy the 1950
well painting. painting. The deal will need the
court’s approval to go through.
The Berkshire Museum says
the state’s attorney general has After the sale of the Rockwell
agreed to let it sell “Shuffleton’s painting, the museum would be
Barbershop”’ as long as it goes allowed to sell other paintings
to a nonprofit museum and is in three batches until profits
first displayed at the Norman reach $55 million, the amount
Rockwell Museum in Massa- needed to keep the museum
running.

38 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

William C. Ulbrich, 86
Auctioneer And Civic Leader

WALLINGFORD, CONN. — William C. Ulbrich, 86, than 30 years but found satis- Bill Ulbrich with Maison gallery manager and
of Ashlar Village in Wallingford, died Monday, Janu- faction as an auctioneer, first friend Terry Masai.
ary 29, at MidState Medical Center. He was the hus- as president of Maison Auc- Ulbrich, active in town affairs, was a member of the
band of Virginia C. Behan Ulbrich, who survives him. tion Company, where he local housing authority board and an official in the
worked alongside his sister, Democratic Town Committee.
Ulbrich was born in Meriden, Conn., on May 10, Laraine Smith, and gallery
1931, a son of the late William J. and Elizabeth Reyn- manager Terry Masai. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his niece,
olds Ulbrich. He owned Ulbrich Plumbing for more Karin Smith; his nephew, Thomas Smith; and his life-
Bill Ulbrich calling his last sale at Maison Auc- Reporting on Maison’s final long friend, Terry Masai. He was predeceased by his
tion Gallery in 2005. auction in January 2005, sister and brother-in-law, Laraine and Harold Smith.
Antiques and The Arts Weekly
described Maison’s founding Services were February 5. Gifts in Ulbrich’s memo-
in 1965. Ulbrich said of it, ry may be sent to the American Heart Association, 5
“We bought a lot of stuff that Brookside Drive, Wallingford CT 06492.
we were going to sell to
another auctioneer, and
somebody said, ‘Why don’t you sell it yourselves?’’
Editor and publisher R. Scudder Smith noted at the
time, “Pretty much everyone ran their auction ads
with just text in the early days. Laraine came up one
day and wanted to run some photographs in her ad,
so we did it for her and soon everyone in the industry
followed her lead. I guess it is just one of the many
ways that Bill, Laraine and Terry positively impact-
ed and changed the auction business over the last 40
years. They will surely be missed.”

After Maison closed, Ulbrich helped fellow Walling-
ford auctioneers Rick Termini Jr and Rick Termini
Sr of Rick’s Old School Auctions and Estate Service.
“We worked with Bill for about a decade. Even after
he quit calling sales for us, he still came for the auc-
tions,” Termini Jr said. Of note, he said, was Ulbrich’s
role in the company’s sale of the contents of the Yan-
kee Silversmith Inn in 2008.

As reported by the Wallingford Record Journal,

John Singer Sargent Study Sonia Gechtoff, 91, Abstract Expressionist
Brings $97,600 At Grogan’s
NEW YORK CITY — Sonia York’s booming art network. traveling exhibition “Women of
Gechtoff (b 1926) died February She has been affiliated with Abstract Expressionism” (2016–
1 at 91 years of age. 17). Sonia Gechtoff not only
the Anita Shapolsky Gallery for contributed to the dialogue of
She was married to the artist many years, and her piece Twentieth Century visual art,
James Kelly (1913–2002) in “Goya’s Ghost” is in the current but cemented the importance of
San Francisco — both came exhibition “Focus on Abstract how influential the West Coast
from Philadelphia. They were Gems.” Abstract Expressionist scene
participants in the Beat scene was to the moment as well.
and exhibited at King Ubu Gal- Gechtoff is considered one of
lery on Fillmore Street. Gech- the most influential female Her work is in numerous
toff was close friends with Deb- Abstract Expressionists. Her museum collections, including
orah Remington and Ernest work evolved into forms evok- the Metropolitan Museum, the
Briggs — two acclaimed second- ing flickering flames combining Guggenheim, the San Francisco
generation Abstract Expres- her tactile palette-based strokes Museum of Modern Art and the
sionists and she admired Clif- into more contained composi- Denver Art Museum, as well as
ford Still. They moved to New tions. in numerous private national
York in 1958 because of New and international collections.
She was one of the 12 women
featured in the well-publicized

BOSTON — Grogan & Com- tie, Manson & Woods in 1925. Getty Museum Announces
pany’s February 11 sale includ- It has been exhibited more Significant Photography Gifts
ed “Two Heads of a Bearded
Man,” an oil on canvas by John than once and appears in John LOS ANGELES — The J. nize future exhibitions.”
Singer Sargent (1856–1925) Singer Sargent: Complete Paint- Paul Getty Museum announces Donations include work by
circa 1891–92. It was a study ings Vol. 9: Figures and Land- the donations of two groups of
for his “Frieze of the Prophets” scapes, 1914–1925.” photographs from collectors Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand
at the Boston Public Library Leslie and Judith Schreyer and and Graciela Iturbide. Adds
and is a well-documented work, Finishing at $97,600, it was Michael and Jane Wilson. The Virginia Heckert, curator and
having been first sold by Chris- expected to be the top selling lot gifts include works by artists department head for the Getty
in the sale, and it was. not previously in the museum’s Museum’s department of pho-
collection, as well as photo- tographs, “We are thrilled to
A full report will follow. graphs that enhance the muse- receive these new gifts from
um’s existing holdings. the Schreyers and the Wilsons.
Portrait Of Maori Princess “Broadway at 45th, Night,” Together this group of dona-
Charms To $21,600 The donation from Leslie and by Leon Levinstein (Ameri- tions introduce the work of 15
At The Cobbs Judith Schreyer is their largest can, 1910–1988), circa 1958, new photographers into the
gift to the Getty to date, and Gelatin silver print, (11-7/8 collection and expand our abil-
PETERBOROUGH, includes 50 photographs by 39 by 8-7/16 inches), ©Howard ity to demonstrate the myriad
N.H. — An unusual por- artists with a wide range of Greenberg Gallery, New ways in which photographs
trait of a Maori prin- styles and subject matter. York, The J. Paul Getty document the world of the past
cess painted by Gott- Michael and Jane Wilson, Museum, Los Angeles, gift of and the present.”
fried Lindauer, (New founding members of the Getty Leslie and Judith Schreyer
Zealand, 1839–1926) Museum Photographs Council, and Gabri Schreyer-Hoff- The Getty Museum is at 1200
realized $21,600 at have regularly donated the man in honor of Virginia Getty Center Drive. For addi-
Charlie Cobb’s Febru- work of important photogra- Heckert, 2017.44.3. tional information, 310-440-
ary 10 sale. The artist phers to the museum’s perma- Les and Judy and Michael and 7300 or www.getty.edu.
was known for his skill- nent collection. This most Jane are longtime and enthusi-
ful Nineteenth Century recent gift includes 71 photo- astic supporters of the museum ROSLYN HARBOR, N.Y. —
portraits of Maori lead- graphs by nine artists that and our photographs depart- Get ready to be amazed by an
ers and produced sever- strengthen the museum’s hold- ment. Their donations will pro- exhibition filled with optical
al, many of which are in ings of European, American, vide a rich trove of images from illusions and artistic sleight of
museums in New Zea- and Asian photographers which we will be able to orga- hand. Separate what is real
land. active in the last quarter of the from what is a clever ruse in
Twentieth Century and first “Fool The Eye,” on view at the
The painting sold to a decade of the Twenty-First Nassau County Museum of Art
bidder on the phone Century. through March 4 at One Muse-
from Australia, and um Drive. There are docent-led
there were numerous “These generous gifts comple- tours of “Fool The Eye” each day
internet bids. ment and strengthen our hold- at 2 pm; tours of mansion are
ings of important photogra- each Saturday at 1 pm. All tours
A full report on this sale will be published in an upcoming edition. phers from Los Angeles, New are included with admission.
York, Europe and Asia,” says For general information, www.
Timothy Potts, director of the nassaumuseum.org or 516-484-
J. Paul Getty Museum. “Both 9338.

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 39

Roosevelt House Acquires Collection Of Books On Presidential History

NEW YORK CITY — A trove “This is a wonderful gift that was made on January 30 —
of 65 books on American polit- enriches the Roosevelt House the 136th anniversary of
ical history, covering the pres- collection and will surely ben- Franklin D. Roosevelt’s birth
idency from the age of John efit scholars who come here to — at a Roosevelt House public
Quincy Adams to the era of conduct research in the house program devoted to a new
Bill Clinton — with a special that Franklin and Eleanor biography of the historian,
emphasis on Franklin Delano used as their New York City Schlesinger: The Imperial His-
Roosevelt — has been donated base from the earliest days of torian, written by Richard
to Hunter College’s Roosevelt their marriage until the Aldous.
House Public Policy Institute beginning of his presidency,” The books — by authors
by Alexandra Schlesinger, commented Jennifer J. Raab, from Jonathan Alter to Tom
widow of the late historian Hunter College president. “We Wicker, include several vol-
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Pro- are deeply grateful to Mrs umes on the family and presi-
fessor Schlesinger collected Schlesinger for choosing Roos- dency of John F. Kennedy, in
the volumes personally during evelt House as the repository whose administration
his long career as a revered for this generous gift. And we Schlesinger served as a spe-
scholar, acclaimed writer and extend special thanks to our cial advisor and so-called
influential White House advi- own Roosevelt House advisory “court historian” from 1961 to
sor. board member, Ambassador 1963. These include JFK
William vanden Heuvel, for works by Lord Longford, Wil- A selection of books from the Arthur M. Schlesinger library
The books, most of them per- helping to arrange the dona- liam Manchester and Herbert for the Roosevelt House Library. Included are books about
sonally inscribed to Schlesing- tion. S. Parmet, a volume on Ted the presidency, successful and unsuccessful candidates, as
er by their authors, will Kennedy by James MacGregor well as the writings of Schlesinger on the presidency and
become part of the holdings at “FDR loved reading history, Burns, and On His Own: Rob- other aspects of American history.
the Roosevelt House library, and it is so fitting that these ert F. Kennedy, 1964–1968, co-
which occupies the original books, authored by a virtual authored and inscribed by — Services
second-floor room that FDR who’s who of Twentieth Cen- William vanden Heuvel.
used as a study and office dur- tury historians and amassed Roosevelt House is at 47-49
ing his residence at the East by no less than the historian East 65th Street. For more
65th Street town house from of the century, can now be information, www.roosevelt-
1908 through his departure housed here at Roosevelt house.hunter.cuny.edu or 212-
for his own presidential inau- House,” Rabb added. 650-3174.
guration in March 1933.
Announcement of the gift

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BOSTON — Throughout the an in-depth examination, pro- It is one of a selection of initia- Lawrence J. Zinzi
month of February, visitors to vides the opportunity to uncov- tives run by the foundation that
the Museum of Fine Arts, Bos- er new information about how demonstrates its ongoing dedi- Professional
ton (MFA), can witness first- these paintings were made, and cation to supporting and pro- restoration & rePair
hand the restoration of two por- to share it with the public and tecting cultural heritage.
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retouching and layers of discol-
ored varnish. Over the next
year, Rhona MacBeth, the Eijk
and Rose-Marie van Otterloo
conservator of paintings and
head of paintings conservation,
will restore both portraits,
cleaning the surfaces to reveal
the quality and beauty of Rem-
brandt’s brushwork for the first
time in a generation. The resto-
ration process, accompanied by

40 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Top The Secret Life Of Barnyard Animals
Picks:
While it is the artist’s job to adequately tell the story of a scene through the subject, it is sometimes a fun mental exercise to imagine “what if.”
By Greg Smith What if the scene in Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait’s upcoming painting at Clars Auction, which depicts a bared-tooth dog harassing a group of cows and sheep,
was indeed a comical rendition that happened the other way around. Realizing their numbers, the farm animals decided to assault the lone dog, who was
sleeping and defenseless, as retribution for the years of abuse at his jowls. This was all well and organized and sanctioned by the barnyard constitution,
as their engaged huddle and collective attention clearly shows consensus. So, when the leader of the cows decided to nip at the dog’s hind, the flock of

sheep moved to close off his egress and force him into retreat, thereby establishing dominance and shifting the paradigm of authority on that farm
forever. In a world where the meaning of art is subjective, perhaps mine is just deluded. Or fantastical. Either way, it is surely fun.

MORPHY CLARS POSTER AUCTIONS
February 23 INTERNATIONAL
Lot 167 February 25
Red Crown & Polarine Summer Or Lot 6156 February 25
Winter Double Sided Tin Sign with Lot 424
Car & Driving Graphic Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait
(American, 1819–1905) Walter Schnackenberg (1880–1961)
The harder-to-find double-sided version. Side one
shows good color and gloss throughout the field. Untitled (barnyard confrontation), 1896, oil on can- Restaurant Preysing Palais. Schnackenberg was an
Side two shows very nice color with low gloss shown vas, signed and dated lower left, 32 by 48 inches. unusual graphic artist: a cultured and sophisticated
throughout. Copyright 1913 and maker marked “Pas-
saic Metal Ware Co. Passaic, NJ.”; 27 ½ inches high. Estimate: $10/15,000 aesthete who created only a handful of posters,
mostly for his acquaintances in Munich theatrical
Estimate: $18/25,000 circles. His sense of design was highly individual,
a strange, mischievous amalgam of caricature and

fantasy that he called ‘suggestive dreams.’
Estimate: $12/15,000

WIEDERSEIM BURCHARD GALLERIES APPLEBROOK
ASSOCIATES February 25 February 22
Lot 1138 Lot 62
February 24 Robert Field (American, 1769–1819) Silk Needlework American Eagle Emblem
Lot 100
Portrait of a gentleman, oval watercolor, 8 by 5½ 49 by 42½ inches in frame.
Rare French And Indian War Powder Horn inches, monogrammed lower right and dated 1804. Estimate: $1,4/2,800

“Dan L. Clous His Horn Lake George (NY),” Estimate: $5/8000 RAGO
with inscribed well-detailed map and crest,
BRIGGS February 23–25
11 inches length. February 23 Lot 88
Estimate: $4/6,000 Lot 181
Daniel Quare Roseville
HERITAGE Queen Anne
February 24 Rare 12-inch matte green jardiniere and pedestal,
Lot 43007 Marquetry Zanesville, Ohio, circa 1910.
George Washington ‘Pater Patriæ’ Tall Case Clock Estimate: $1/1,500
Inaugural Button
A Queen Anne
A 25-millimeter copper shell with lead-filled back. marquetry tall case
Inscribed “General Washington Pater Patriæ.” This
is the only portrait button in the accepted canon of clock with an
George Washington inaugural buttons, it may also overhanging cornice
be the earliest artifact that refers to Washington as resting on columns
over a square brass
the “Father of His Country.”
Starting Bid: $20,000 dial with winged
cherub spandrels and
silvered chapter ring.

Signed for Dan
Quare, London,
in a case decorated
with scrolling
foliate and cherub
marquetry inlay.

Estimate:
$10/15,000

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 41

Borein Brings Top Dollar At Lebel’s Old West Auction

Auction Action In Mesa, Ariz.

“A Bucking Bronco” by Edward Borein (1872–1945), water-
color, 8¾ by 13¼ inches, $76,700 ($65/85,000).

This shirt, along with matching leggings and “cac-
tus kicker” moccasins (not shown), sold for $55,050
($25/35,000). The set belonged to Apache chief Asa
Daklugie, Geronimo’s nephew.

This saddle outfit, $47,400 ($30/40,000), by Edward
Bohlin was used for many years in the Pasadena
Tournament of Roses Parade by Bob Tanner (1929–
2015), a pack-station pioneer. Paginated by don

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Brian Lebel’s Mesa Old West Auc-
email proof to: [email protected]

tion, conducted at the Phoenix Collection of salesman’s sample-size display saddles,
Marriott Mesa. Total sales topped $26,550 ($50/70,000), by Duff Severe (1919–2004), named a
$1.1 million, with a 94.3 percent living treasure by the National Endowment of the Arts.
sell-through rate. The auction Each saddle bears the cartouche of Severe Brothers, Pend-
opened to a standing-room-only leton, Ore.
crowd of approximately 600 peo-
ple, with more bidders on two Scale copy of Buffalo Bill’s Deadwood stagecoach by Roy
internet platforms, a busy phone Luttrell, length 34 inches, $21,240 ($3/4,000). A miniature
bank and the auctioneer execut- brewery wagon by Luttrell achieved $20,060 ($3/4,000). A
ing absentee bids. marshal’s wagon garnered $18,880.
The top seller of the night was
“A Bucking Bronco.” The Edward
Borein watercolor made $76,700.
Lebel traditionally does well with reDDing, ct estate sale
this California painter of Western
scenes known for his depiction of 241 Black Rock Turnpike
cowboys and horses. A smaller Friday-sunday, February 16-18,10-4pm
watercolor by Borein brought
$12,980. (1 mile from Spinning Wheel Restaurant)

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an Apache chief and Geronimo’s emailproof to [email protected]
nephew, sold to an absentee bid- Colt sainndglcec-ajciltlion revolver used by James Arness in the
der for $56,050. television series Gunsmoke, $24,780 ($10/15,000).
Continuing a recent trend, cow-
boy material performed well. A material still sells for great prices. and Auction are scheduled for Art: Pair of Bronze Outdoor Large Sculptural Chairs by Gil Bruvel, Still Life & Land-
Bohlin-made Rose Parade silver We say that all the time in our January 26–27. The Cody Old scape Oils by Dario Campanile, Darrell Hill, Pastels by Yonkel Ginsberg, Litographs, and
saddle that once belonged to Bob business, but it’s nice to be West Show and Auction will cele- more. Furnishings: Great 19thC Hall Bench, Carved Ornate Cabinets, Pair of European
Tanner surpassed high estimate reminded that it’s true.” brate its 29th annual event June Marble Pedestals/ Ormolu Details, Bernhardt Leather Sectional Sofa, Double Pedestal
to bring $47,200 from a deter- 23–24, 2018, in a new venue, the Dining Table & Sideboard, Large Harvest Table, Pair of Chests Marble Tops, Pair of Large
mined phone bidder. The Old West Show saw record- Santa Fe Community Convention Mirrors Carved Decoration, Maitland Smith Console Table, Pair of Inlaid Side Tables,
breaking crowds on Saturday, and Center in Santa Fe, N.M. Visit Bombay Chests, Mahogany Game Table & Chairs, Large Executive Office Furn. French
Miniature saddles also did well. brisk dealer and early-buy-in Style Carved Beds in Queen & King Sizes,Many Large Carpets, Outdoor Furniture. Cof-
A unique L.D. Stone of San Fran- fee & Donuts.

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It was a big night for smalls. A
group of three Roy Luttrell minia- this weekend in Darien, Connecticut
ture wagons each sold for more
than four times their high esti-
mates of $4,000, selling for we are selling the partial contents of a beautiful
$18,800, $20,060 and $21,240, 1930s French manor house with beautiful antiques, artwork,
respectively after fast-paced bid- sterling, decorative accessories, lighting and so much more
ding. The Luttrells were the run-
away items of the night, their suc-
cess resulting in a round of the sale is on Dorchester Road in Darien, Connecticut
applause from the packed room.
Saturday and Sunday, February 17th & 18th
In the firearms department, a
Gunsmoke-used Colt single-action 9-4 both days
revolver fetched $24,780, more
than twice its low estimate. Monte truly a beautiful sale. lovely items here.
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times low estimate. Who says the
old Hollywood cowboys have been
forgotten?
Pleased with results, auction
owner Brian Lebel said, “I am
thrilled to see that cowboy mate-
rial continues to sell well. This
business is always changing, but
it’s heartening to know that great

42 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Classic Vintage Comic Books Highlight
Heritage’s February 22–24 Auction

DALLAS — The original cover Amazing Spider-Man #100 Frank Frazetta’s “Tree of Death,” oil on board, Archie shoe store giveaway, February 1948
art from The Amazing Spider- cover original art by John 15¾ by 19½ inches, original painting, 1970. (Archie, 1948).
Man #100 — considered one of Romita Sr and Frank Gia-
the most iconic covers of the coia (Marvel, 1971). Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, daily comic strip original art dated 5-20-86 (Universal
1970s — may top Heritage Auc- amid a highly detailed and char- Press Syndicate, 1986), ink over graphite on bright white Bristol board, 12 by 3¾ inches.
tions’ comics and comic art auc- acter-stuffed background. Lead-
tion February 22–24. Brimming ing a selection of DC Comics 1940), featuring the origin and the first appearance of Spider- ics #1 (MLJ, 1942), as well as a
with fresh-to-market high-grade cover art is the 1964 original first appearance of Green Lan- Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 choice copy of Archie Comics #50
vintage books, the auction also cover art from Superman #171 tern. The price guide value of (Marvel, 1962). (Archie, 1951). Perhaps rarest of
features rarely seen art such as by Curt Swan and George Klein. the first appearance of Wonder all is an unusual promotional
Frank Frazetta’s “Tree of Life” Woman, in All Star Comics #8 A private collector’s complete issue published as a shoe store
original painting. Original daily newspaper (DC, 1942), has skyrocketed by run of every Archie-related giveaway (Archie, 1948), rarely
comic strip art includes two 49 percent between 2016 and comic or character reference seen at auction.
“Hot on the heels of a last important rarities: a scarce orig- 2017. ever published between 1941
year’s record sales, we are start- inal Calvin and Hobbes daily and 1971 debuts in this auction Previews are February 20–23,
ing 2018 with milestones of comic strip by artist Bill Watter- Collector favorites include with a group of 30 lots, starting at Heritage Auctions 17th floor
comic history,” said Barry San- son. In addition to Watterson’s, Captain America Comics #1 with his first appearance in Pep galleries at 3500 Maple Avenue.
doval, director of operations for fans of Charles Schulz are (Timely, 1941), for its dynamic Comics #22 (MLJ, 1941). The For information, www.ha.com or
comics and comic art at Heri- offered the original art for the Adolf Hitler cover by Kirby, and collection holds an Archie Com- 877-437-4824.
tage. “There are wonders to be December 21, 1958, Peanuts
found for every collector across Sunday comic strip featuring a
every price point.” holiday theme and an entire
cast of characters. Even more
Cover art for The Amazing Spi- beloved themes from Peanuts
der-Man #100 by John Romita are offered, particularly Snoopy
Sr. and Frank Giacoia master- on his doghouse or pretending
fully portrays Spidey and dozens he’s a WWI Flying Ace, Charlie
of famous canon characters and Brown and Lucy on the pitcher’s
marks the first time the artwork mound and Lucy as the sarcastic
has ever been offered at auction. psychiatrist, talking Charlie
Collaborating with the legend- Brown through an existential
ary Stan Lee, the two under- crisis.
stood the anniversary issue’s
cover needed to be a master- The sale’s selection of high-
piece. Historians and fans alike grade vintage comic books
rank the cover among the most includes copies of Batman #1
influential of all time. (DC, 1940), and a scarce copy of
All-American Comics #16 (DC,
“This cover was done during
the peak period of John Romita
Sr’s artwork, at a time when
Spider-Man’s popularity was
extremely high,” Heritage Auc-
tions’ Ed Jaster, senior vice pres-
ident for fine and decorative
arts. “John Romita Sr had done
the covers and interior of Spider-
Man #39–95, and he changed
the character from a kind of
nerdy high school kid to a more
self-confident college student,
which is part of the reason why
Spider-Man was able to capture
more of an older market.”

Another example of Marvel
Comics’ Silver Age covers is the
original cover art to Thor #154
by Jack “King” Kirby and Vince
“The Prince” Colletta. Thor
almost jumps right off the page

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates To Host Winter Variety Auction

From the Sisson collection of American coins.

CRAWFORD, VA. — The Jef- days, Friday and Saturday, Feb- From the Colonel Frederick Hornick, Hedgesville, W.Va., From the Sisson collection
frey S. Evans & Associates Win- ruary 16–17, with absentee, collection of Blenko glass, including rare vintage examples of more than 500 antique
ter Variety Auction contains a phone, internet and in-house and modern limited edition pieces. marbles, including many
diversity of material and will bidding available. rare swirl, onionskin and
include everything from antique includes more than 500 antique accessories; Victorian and stack sulphide examples
marbles and vintage movie Friday’s session, beginning at marbles, including many excel- bookcases; a collection of Twen- vintage postcards; a large
posters to country furniture and 1 pm, features part one of the lent swirl, onionskin and sul- tieth Century American illus- selection of antique clocks; a
silver coins. The 1,208-lot auc- 65-year collection of Barbara phide examples, all as-found tration art and other artwork; collection of opera glasses;
tion will take place over two Sisson, Charleston, W.Va. One and fresh to the market. country store and advertising, ceramics, including a collection
portion of the Sisson collection including spool cabinets; music of antique carpet balls, Flow
The other portion of the Sisson boxes; vintage railroad signage Blue, art pottery, beer steins;
BREVARD ESTATES SALE collection includes a massive and memorabilia; early wrought and a large assortment of sil-
FEB 23, 24, 25, 9am - 4pm hoard of American coins, includ- iron; a large selection of Civil ver and jewelry.
ing gold pieces, more than 2,000 War letters and other historical
Whipporwill Road, OLD LYME, CT. silver dollars and large quanti- material, including a collection All lots are currently on public
ties of other silver coins. Wrap- of clipped signatures; other sig- preview at the firm’s gallery at
Home of Jan & Christian Fenger, Haviland China ping up the Friday session will natures such as Thomas Edison; 2177 Green Valley Lane from 10
Collector’s President & Descendants of be the Colonel Frederick Horn- a selection of early photograph- am to 6 pm daily, and on Febru-
ick, Hedgesville, W.Va., collec- ic images and Union cases; ary 17 from 8 am until the last
Frederic A. Fenger,Yacht Designer & Author. tion of more than 300 pieces of manuscript material, including lot is sold. For more informa-
We offer Haviland and other China Galore; Room Packed Blenko glass, including rare the Rinker family of Shenando- tion, www.jeffreysevans.com or
vintage examples and modern ah Co., Va.; archival material 540-434-3939.
w/F.A. Fenger’sYacht Plans,Correspondence, Photos limited edition pieces. such as the Sessford family of
&Yacht Ephemera. Plus Home Filled Washington, D.C.; a collection of
w/ Antiques, Books,Tools & More. Saturday’s session at 9:30 am
features country furniture and
[email protected]

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 43

Nature’s Poetry, Edo Paintings At The Metropolitan
NEW YORK CITY — The Met- sity. Published by The Metropol-
ropolitan Museum will show a itan Museum of Art and distrib-
major collection of Edo paintings uted by Yale University Press,
in the Arts of Japan galleries in the 224-page book, like the exhi-
the Sackler Wing, beginning on bition, traces the development of
February 27, and on view for a the major schools and move-
year. “The Poetry of Nature: Edo ments of the era — Kano, Rinpa,
Paintings from the Fishbein- Nanga, Zen, Maruyama-Shijo
Bender Collection,” will trace and Ukiyo-e — revealing at least
the development of the major one unifying theme, the celebra-
schools and movements of the tion of the natural world. It is
Edo period (1615–1868). available at the bookstore or at
Featured will be more than 40 www.yalebooks.com for $30.
outstanding examples of hang-
ing scroll paintings from this The distinctive interaction of
fascinating era from the collec- poetry and the pictorial arts that
tion of Estelle P. Bender and her is fundamental to Japanese tra- “Stag amid Autumn Flow-
late husband, T. Richard Fish- dition is a particular focus of ers,” detail, by Mori Sosen Front cover of the book that accompanies “The Poetry of
bein. Many of these paintings — “The Poetry of Nature,” which (1747–1821), hanging scroll, Nature” is by Shibata Zeshin (1807–1891). Titled “Egrets
mostly gifts and promised gifts sheds new light on the ways in ink and color on silk, 40-3/8 and Crows,” it is individual panels remounted as a two-pan-
to the Met — have not been dis- which Edo artists used verse to by 15-1/16 inches. el folding screen; colored lacquer and white pigment on
played or published in the West transform their paintings into a Hakuin Ekaku. The Maruyama- gold left; each panel is 53-11/16 by 35-7/8 inches.
prior to this exhibition. hybrid literary and visual art. Shijo school, famous for its mar-
Inspired by the way the collec- velously naturalistic renderings works is an underlying lyrical Rainey Rogers Auditorium, will
tors enjoyed these works in their Although the Fishbein-Bender of flora and fauna, is represent- sensitivity drawing on the poems be led by the organizer, John T.
home, the exhibition will pres- Collection focuses on the schools ed by “Two Deer beneath Maple inscribed on the works or inspired Carpenter, and include: “Draw-
ent the Edo-period paintings in that broke away from orthodox Trees,” by the school’s founder, by the deep interaction of poetry, ing on the Canon of Chinese
juxtaposition with some 15 con- academies such as the Kano and Maruyama Okyo. The final sec- painting and calligraphy in the Poetry in Literati Painting”
temporary Japanese ceramics Tosa schools, it does include a tion of the exhibition contains Japanese pictorial tradition. (March 6); “Ancient Japanese
also from the Fishbein-Bender virtuoso painting of waxwings imaginary portraits of women of Courtly Verse in Edo-Period
Collection. Unexpected pairings and cherry blossoms by Kiyoha- the Yoshiwara demimonde, Education programs organized Paintings” (March 13); and “Pop-
of paintings and decorative ra Yukinobu, a highly skilled including a rare and beautifully to complement the exhibition ular Verse in Late-Edo Painting,
objects are also part of an age- woman painter of her day who preserved painting of a courte- include regular gallery tours Prints, and Books” (March 20).
old Japanese tradition called was trained by Kano masters. san by Hishikawa Moronobu of and a lecture series, “The Poetry
tori-awase (connoisseurial the late Seventeenth Century. of Nature: Edo Paintings from The Metropolitan is at 1000
arrangement). An additional 50 Rinpa — literally the “school of the Fishbein-Bender Collection.” Fifth Avenue. For additional
works in various formats and [Ogata Ko] rin,” referring to the A unifying thread of the diverse The lectures, which will take information, 212-535-7710 or
media from the Metropolitan’s great Kyoto painter of the early place at 11 am in the Grace www.metmuseum.org.
Eighteenth Century — is an
collection will provide further area in which the Fishbein-
context. Bender Collection excels; nota-
Painting blossomed in Japan ble works include the atmo-
during the Edo period as artists spheric “Moon and Kudzu Vine”
daringly experimented with con- by Sakai Hoitsu, and “Frog on a
ventional styles. Novel Lotus Leaf” by his top disciple,
approaches to pictorial art came Suzuki Kiitsu. Nanga artists,
to Japan from China or the West, who sought to revive the ideals
and new schools or styles of the literati culture of China
emerged when individual paint- within a Japanese environment,
ers stepped outside the rules set held ink paintings of expressive
forth by established painting brushwork by Ike Taiga and his
academies. wife Gyokuran in high esteem.
“The Poetry of Nature: Edo The poet-painter Yosa Buson is
Paintings from the Fishbein- strongly represented by “Deer in
Bender Collection” is accompa- Moonlight,” bought in honor of
nied by a catalog of the same Richard Fishbein’s 60th birth-
title. The exhibition is organized day, while the more energetical-
by John T. Carpenter, the Mary ly brushed “Herb Gatherers in Detail from “Two Deer beneath Maple
Griggs Burke curator of Japa- the Mountains” was one of the Trees” by Maruyama Okyo (1733–1795),
nese art, with Monika Bincsik, collectors’ final acquisitions 1787, hanging scroll, color on silk, 18-5/8 by
assistant curator, both in the before Fishbein’s untimely death 32-1/16 inches.
department of Asian art; the cat- in October 2014.   “Moon and Kudzu Vine,” detail, by Sakai Hoitsu (1761–1828), circa 1820, hanging scroll, ink
alog features essays by Carpen- and color on silk, 36-1/3 by 13-11/16 inches; inscription by Toyama Mitsuzane (1756–1821),
ter and contributions by Midori Zen painting and calligraphy “Like the colors of the blossoms / my bitterness over love remains / unseen ‘til the depths of
Oka, associate director of the had never been a focus of their night / when the moonlight slants down / upon leaves of kudzu vines.” Translation by John
Mary Griggs Burke Center for collecting interests, but they T. Carpenter.
Japanese Art, Columbia Univer- could not resist acquiring the
magically powerful calligraphy
with the oversize Chinese char-
acter for “Virtue,” by the monk

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‘Figuring History’ Lecture At Seattle Art Museum March 2 Entire house must be emptied of all mid-century modern
furniture including art, pottery, artifacts and household
SEATTLE — Seattle Art Muse- Modern and contemporary art, compelling perspectives on black
um is conducting a lecture on as she discusses how each of culture and representation in an items with a southwestern flair.
Friday, March 2, 11 am to noon, these three American artists’ ever-changing social and political There are too many things to list.
in conjunction with the “Figuring work redefines history painting landscape.
History: Robert Colescott, Kerry in a contemporary context. Bridg- Laurel Ledge Court follow yellow arrows to sale
James Marshall, Mickalene ing three generations and shaped The lecture is free and open to Silver Lining Estate and Tag Sales LLC
Thomas,” exhibition, which is on by distinctive historic events, the the public.
view through May 3. large-scale tableaux of Robert
Colescott, Kerry James Marshall Seattle Art Museum is at 1300
Join Catharina Manchanda, and Mickalene Thomas open First Avenue. For information,
Jon and Mary Shirley curator of www.seattleartmuseum.org or
206-654-3100.

44 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

Full House At Dan Buck’s Cataloged Sale

Auction Action In Lisbon Falls, Maine

The sale included several LISBON FALLS, MAINE — On sale. Some auctioneers own some Bringing the second highest in their search for gold, and the
$20 gold certificates and a January 27, Dan Buck had a gal- of the material they sell but Buck price of the day was a silver gela- letters reflect the frictions and
half dozen gold coins. This lery full of prospective bidders does not. “That way I don’t feel tin photographic print mounted hazards of the venture. One 1849
1906 Liberty Head double and a wide assortment of offer- that I’m competing with my con- over a three-dimensional offset letter discusses heavy flooding of
eagle $20 gold piece, graded ings: gold rush letters, gold coins, signors. And consignors know lithograph by Roy Lichtenstein the Sacramento River caused by
AU 50-55, earned $1,210. gold certificates, Oriental rugs, they can’t bid on their own stuff, (1923–1997). Signed in pencil, it heavy snows and mentions “spec-
silver, folk art, Midcentury Mod- so it’s as open as we can make it.” was number 154 of an edition of ulating Yankees” driving up land
ern items and paintings. 200 and finished at $6,600. prices. Another letter mentions
An autograph album, which fighting among the group and the
A comprehensive catalog was topped the sale, had been assem- Also doing well was one of sev- failure of some to live up to the
available online and internet bid- bled by a woman living in Boston eral Midcentury Modern accesso- terms of their contracts. An 1851
ding was available, as was phone in the late Nineteenth and early ries, a chrome-plated cocktail letter, written in San Francisco,
bidding and numerous absentee Twentieth Centuries. It contained shaker and traveling bar in the laments, “It is surprising to see
bids. All the material in Buck’s 148 autographs of leading liter- form of an airplane. It had been what devils California makes of
sales is fresh-to-the-market, most ary, theatrical and political per- made by J.A Henckels, a German men.” All in all, the lot provided a
from New England estates and sonalities from the turn of the company that can trace its roots fascinating insight into life in the
none from dealer inventories. The Twentieth Century. It included back to 1731. The wings of the gold fields.
informative online catalog result- Grover Cleveland and his wife plane were real whiskey flasks
ed in more than 300 bidders from Frances, John Philip Sousa, Win- that detached from the body and Several lots in the sale were con-
11 countries registered for the ston Churchill, Mark Twain, Tom the interior of the plane had sev- signed by descendants of the
Mix, two autographs from Harry eral accessories, including a Moses family of Bath, Maine. The
Dan Buck relaxing before the sale got underway. After all Houdini, Julia Ward Howe, Susan strainer, four chrome-plated shot family was wealthy and influen-
was said and done, he was pleased with the results. B. Anthony, Clara Barton and glasses and more. An internet bid- tial, starting banks and manufac-
more. It went to a phone bidder der paid $4,510 for it. turing factories. A collection of 12
for $8,250. family photographs, including
Perhaps one of the sleepers A group of seven letters written daguerreotypes, reached $358,
of the sale was this large from the gold fields of California and a group of large albumen pho-
carved wooden figure of a sold to Maine dealer Jim Arse- tographs and a letter relating to
mermaid. It was 49 inches nault for a reasonable $1,100. The one of the family homes in Bath,
tall, painted and well-weath- letters were written to C.&W. realized $468. Buck stated that
ered. Family history said Crooker, merchants in Bath, the group was “going back to
that it had been found float- Maine, who underwrote a small Bath.”
ing in the surf south of Port- company of gold seekers. Appar-
land after a storm. Probably ently, the group was unsuccessful One of the more unusual items
worth a little research, it As Buck was selling this in the sale was a “Little Giant”
realized $330. signed Steuben pink Cluth- lawn sprinkler made by the Port-
ra vase, he said he had land Sprinkler Co. The 28-inch
found it in an attic at the cast iron sprinkler had large
bottom of a box filled with wheels with lugs and retained
inexpensive china. It sold much of its original red paint.
for $413. Maine dealer Chris Considine
paid $688 for it.

Buck had several nice pieces of
silver and silver sets. An eight-
piece German .800 silver set, on a
23-inch tray, and weighing 185
troy ounces total, topped the cate-

Review and Onsite Photos by
Rick Russack, Contributing Editor
Catalog Photos Courtesy of Daniel Buck Auctions

A silver gelatin photographic print, mounted over a three- With 148 autographs of liter-
dimensional offset lithograph by Roy Lichtenstein, signed ary, theatrical and political
in pencil, was the second highest priced item in the sale, figures, this album was the
finishing at $6,600. It was one of an edition of 200. highest priced item in the
sale, finishing at $8,250. It
The gallery was full. Buck had advertised the sale well, and dated from the late Nine-
there were very few unoccupied seats. teenth to early Twentieth
Centuries.

A well-advertised group of seven letters written to Bath, Twentieth Century modern offerings The table was cataloged as Eighteenth Cen-
Maine, merchants by a small group of gold seekers they had included a pair of chairs designed by Hans tury, and Buck thought it might be earlier.
financed were sold as one lot. The letters do not indicate Wegner and made by Carl Hansen & Son, It had an old dark brown surface and
any great success finding gold but discussed the conditions Denmark. The teak pair generated online showed appropriate wear on the base. It
in the gold camps and the problems encountered. They also bids, phone bids and bids from two in the was not a good day for American furniture,
indicate that as hopes of striking it rich faded, the group room. The pair reached $825. and the table brought $198.
quarreled among themselves. Dated between 1849 and 1851,
the lot went to a Maine dealer for $1,100.

February 23, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 45

Dan Buck used to work at the Hancock Shaker One of the highlights of the sale was this chrome-plated
Village and knew he had a good covered box combination cocktail shaker and traveling bar made in
with this one. The five-fingered box in old red/ Germany by J.A. Henckels. The removable wings are whis-
brown paint was 13½ inches long and went for key flasks and the interior held shot glasses and other
a low $770. accessories. An internet bidder paid $4,510.
Published in 1846 by Humphrey Phelps, New
York, this hand colored wood engraving
depicted all 11 US presidents surrounding the
Declaration of Independence. A bidder in the
room got it for a reasonable $264.

gory, finishing at $2,860, while an which ended up at $319. Russia, England, Canada and
83-piece flatware service for 12, in Dan Buck’s facility in Lisbon elsewhere. That would never have
Gorham’s St Dunstan pattern, happened without them. I was
earned $1,815. A pair of silver Falls is about four years old, but looking over the after-sale stats
beakers, made by Nathan Hobbs, he has been in the antiques world they provide, and they indicate
circa 1817, sold for $578. Hobbs is for more than 40 years. He was an that there were 365 underbidders
listed in the Boston directories appraiser on the Antiques Road- on its platform. That means that
from 1816 to 1846. They had been show for 11 years and worked at those bidders pushed up prices
inscribed “The New North Reli- the Hancock Shaker Village for even on things they didn’t win.
gious Society to Ephraim Eliot about five years. “We’re seeing a That’s a big plus for our consign-
Their Treasurer from 1794–1817.” very encouraging increase in ors,” Buck said.
business. We’re selling a lot of
Leading the selection of gold stuff and getting plenty of good All prices reported include the
coins and gold certificates was a house calls. Using LiveAuction- buyer’s premium. For additional
1906 $20 Liberty Head Double eers has been good for us. This information, 207-407-1444 or
Eagle gold coin, graded AU 50-55. time, we’re shipping pieces to www.danielbuckauctions.com.
That grade would show only
minor wear on the highest points Scott DeWolfe, book dealer from Alfred, Maine, was ready for
of the design. The coin brought the sale and was successful on some of the lots he wanted.
$1,210 from a dealer in the room.
A selection of about 20 1928 $20
Gold certificates sold in the $50
range, with one, a star note, fin-
ishing at $296. Selling for about
four times its estimate was a $20
US note from the Georges Nation-
al Bank of Thomaston, Maine,

With a high estimate of $40, it is no wonder there was a lot
of interest in this decoy. Properly described as a yellowlegs
decoy by George Boyd, it opened with a bid of $1,300 and it
quickly rose to $1,595.

There was only one Grenfell hooked rug in the sale, but it
was a nice one depicting four geese in flight, with the origi-
nal Grenfell label. It brought $825.

An internet bidder outbid a Nicely painted, this folky rocking horse earned $1,375.
dealer in the room for this
abstract gilt wall sculpture
of welded nails and metal
strips. It was made by Wil-
liam Bowie who died in
1994. He was considered one
of the earlier artists to work
with metal sculptures. This
example fetched $550.

The German .800 silver tea set had eight pieces, each with
overall repousse putti with scroll and floral decoration.
Three internet bidders competed with one in the room and
pushed the final price to $2,860.

Pablo Picasso’s color lithograph, “Le Clown,” was Salvatore Dali designed this label for a Made by the Portland Sprinkler Company, this “Little
signed in pencil and was one of an edition of 300. Chateau Mouton-Rothschild wine and Giant” heavy cast iron sprinkler retained some original
Finishing at $825, it was one of several prints then personally signed it. It earned paint and finished at $715, going to a Maine dealer.
that did well. $330.

46 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 23, 2018

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“FABULOUS PUBLIC AUCTION”
“HISTORICAL ITEMS FROM THE OLD WEST”
“FIREARMS – MILITARY – NATIVE AMERICAN & MORE”
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018, 12 NOON
INSP: 11 AM – FOOD ON PREMISES

FEATURING: THE COLT .44/40 SAA REVOLVER RECOVERED AFTER THE SHOOTOUT IN BOLIVIA WITH DOCU- ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE KNIVES! COCA-COLA “OUR AMERICA WW II POSTERS! OLD BIKES! WESTERN ART!
MENTATION! MULE SADDLE W/ ORIGINAL GIRTH FROM ROBBERY MULES! LARGE LEATHER PAYROLL TRUNK GOLD & SILVER COINS & CURRENCY: GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLES - $10 GOLD - $5 GOLD - $2 ½ GOLD - $1 GOLD!
FROM ROBBERY! PAYROLL BAG FROM ROBBERY! CIGARETTE LIGHTER RECOVERED BY CAPTAIN CONCHA! EYE BAGS OF MORGAN & PEACE DOLLARS FROM SAFE DEPOSIT! OLD VINTAGE LARGE SIZE CURRENCY! FROM
GLASSES RECOVERED BELIEVED TO BELONG TO THE SUNDANCE KID! PARTS FO THE 1900 BROWNING PISTOL SAFE DEPOSIT! HUGE COLLECTION FROM SAFE DEPOSIT!
FROM CAPTAIN CONCHA’S INVENTORY! THESE ARE ALL THE REMAINING ITEMS FROM THE 1908 ROBBERY CHOICE JEWELRY: HUGE SELECTION OF MEN & WOMENS HIGH-END JEWELRY – MEN’S WATCHES! 18K-14K-
FROM BOLIVIA! GREAT PIECES OF AMERICAN OLD WESTERN HISTORY! 10K BRACELETS – NECKLACES! MEN & WOMEN’S DIAMOND-RUBY-SAPPHIRE- EMERALD ETC RINGS AND
MANY OTHER RARE & COLLECTIBLE FIREARMS! RARE “PFEIFER RIFLE CO” 22-250 CALIBER TARGET RIFLE! PENDANTS AND MUCH MORE! MOST ALL WILL COME WITH AN APPRAISAL FOR INSURANCE!
SPENCER BUFFALO RIFLE! SPENCER RPGT.SHOT-GUN PAT. APR. 1882! CUSTOM SHARPS TARGET RIFLE! COLT
1860 ARMY .44CAL! REMINGTON NOT.1 ROLLING BLOCK .43 CAL. CARBINE! WINCHESTER MODEL 73 .44 CAL. BID LIVE ONLINE - PHOTO CATALOG WILL BE ONLINE
THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST”! CIVIL WAR DOUBLE ACTION STARR REVOLVER! ROBERT E. LEE & UULYSSES
S. GRANT COMMEMORATIVE SETS! WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 LOW WAIL MUSKET! FEBRUARY 21ST AT www.proxibid.com/jpc
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE! 19TH CENTURY G. CAPEN PERCUSSION MUSKET BLACK
POWDER! COLT DOUBLE ACTION 1877 LIGHTNIGN 6 SHOT REVOLVER! COLT MODEL 1911 .45 ACP PISTOL TERMS FOR BUTCH CASSIDY ITEMS: CASH! GOOD CHECK! WIRE TRANSFER! CERTIFIED FUNDS! ALL
(MARKED GOV’T MOD. C)! WINCHESTER 94 WRANGLER LEVER ACTION .32 RIFLE! NAVY ARMS CO. .44 CAL. OTHER TERMS: CASH! GOOD CHECK! CERTIFIED FUNDS! WIRE TRANSFER! AMERICAN EXRESS! VISA! M/C!
PERCUSSION REVOLVER CARBINE. WINCHESTER MOD. 90-22 LONG PUMP RIFLE! WINCHESTER MOD. 1894 DISCOVER! 15% BUYERS PREMIUM! NOTE: A 2% DISCOUNT OFF BUYERS PREMIUM FOR PAYMENT WITH
30-30 CAL RIFLE! REMINGTON 870 SHOTGUNS! ITHACA MOD. 800 20 GA.! BROWNING 30.06 RIFLE & 12 GA. CASH – GOOD CHECK – WIRE TRANSFER. ALL ITEMS SOLD AS-IS! NO GUARANTEES OR WARRANTEES ARE
SHOTGUN! ROMARM/CUGIR ROMANIA WASR-10CAL. 7.62X30MM! MARLIN MOD. 60 W/SCOPE! – MANY GIVEN OR IMPLIED! NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS ON PREMISES!
MORE!!
PLUS: CHIPPEWA (HEAVY)! WW II JAPANESE NCO SWORD! WWI & II BAYONETS! MILITARY KNIVES! “SOUTH- SOLD AT: SHAKOPEE KNIGHTS EVENT CENTER
ERN CROSS OF HONOR” AKA “IRON CROSS” DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY! RUSSIAN MILITARY RIFLES! 1760 4TH AVENUE EAST, SHAKOPEE, MN 55379
LARGE NORTHERN PACIFIC INDIAN POSTERS! WW II AXIS MEDALS – BADGES ETC! COLLECTION OF OLD
KNIVES! ROY ROGERS & OTHER WESTERN ITEMS! AMMO! GREAT NORTHERN RR INDIAN CALANDAR ART! AUCTIONEER: JAMES PETERSON CO. LLC
P.O. BOX 24735, EDINA, MN

TEL: 612-231-5999 • EMAIL: [email protected]
“FABULOUS AUCTION – DON’T MISS IT”


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