The sale begins with an attractive set of four garden sculptures representing the “Four Seasons” as well as a Florentine marble bust signed by Eurico Brunelleschi. It continues with an exciting selection of furniture by Dunbar, Sligh, Baker, Folke Ohlsson, and designers George Zonars, Paul McCobb and Charles Eames. Hanging lights include a stunning 12 light crystal chandelier. Of special interest are oriental rugs of varied types & sizes (approximately 40) including a 8’ x 10’ Persian Sarouk, a 12’ x 14’ 10” Ushak and a 2’ 6” x 10’ Tabriz runner. Baccarat, Murano, Val St Lambert are featured crystal offerings. Of special interest is “The Whitehouse Gallery of Official Portraits of the Presidents” published in 1908 as well as a Watling 5¢ Treasury slot machine. Sale continues with a selection of fine jewelry, special porcelains and early leaded lamps.
Saturday auction offers 500 lots and features the estate of Duncan Mac Leod. The sale begins with American 19th c. clocks as well as a Vienna rosewood regulator. Unique sterling lots include a Gorham cocktail set, flatware by Towle, Wallace, International, Heirloom, also two sterling tea sets. Sale continues with outstanding crystal by Steuben, Baccarat, Lalique, china dinner sets by Meissen, Royal Crown Derby, Minton, Lenox, Wedgwood and Rosenthal. Oriental carpets, paintings, works on paper, Chinese artifacts, leaded glass hanging lamps and a selection of fine jewelry supplement modern and traditional furniture.
The Sunday session features an important oil painting by Marion Kavanagh Wachtel, entitled, “Glacer Lake” and other oils of note by: Frederick Soulacroix, Robert Hopkin, William Greason, William Trost Richards, Chuang Che, Taisuke Hamada, Durwood Dommisse, Henry Heerup, Howard Behrens, Judith Inghram, Thomas Faed, Gustave Langenberg, George Charles Aid, Aristodemo Baigler, E. Charlton Fortune, Georgius Jacobus Johannes Van Os, as well as several other old master paintings including after Allan Ramsay, style of/manner of Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen and a nice selection of Russian icons. Also of interest in the offerings of two dimensional unique works: a textile painting by Calman Shemi, a collage by Judith Inghram and a Richard Artschwager pencil drawing. Graphics by: Rembrandt van Rijn, Walter Joseph Phillips, Erte, Leroy Neiman, Bert Stern, Umberto Del Negro (plus mixed media and watercolor works by him) and an important lithograph by Henri Matisse, entitled, “Jeune Etudiant”. Sculpture offerings are highlighted by: a bronze sculpture by Leon Gregoire, a bronze garden sculpture by Rosalind Cook, a pair of allegorical alabaster figures of Night and Day after Mathurin Moreau, a bonded sand relief wall sculpture by Bill Mack and a bronze sculpture by Paul Ludwig Kowalczewski. Other offerings of interest to bidders: over 60 Oriental rugs, fine jewelry and furniture.