IMPORTANT ENGLISH & CONTINENTAL FURNITURE / OLD MASTER PAINTINGS


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10am

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Estate of a New York Gentleman
Estate of a Palm Beach Lady
Estate of Anna Z. Maraffi
Estate of Eleanor D. Popper
Estate of Finbar Kenny
Estate of Geraldine Sour
Estate of Gladys Susman Topkis
Estate of Joan Von Koschembahr
Estate of Karl Lunde
Estate of Nan Safran
Estate of Paula Brown Glick
Estate of Ruth Sherlip
Estate of Virginia Warren Daly
Property from the Estate of Charles Blakiston ("Blake") Ashburner
Property of a Collector
Property of a Florida Collector
Property of a Greenwich, Connecticut Estate
Property of a Lady
Property of a Maryland Collector
Property of a New York Collector
The Collection of Dr. Ruth Lax
The Estates of Henry and Elizabeth L. Necarsulmer
The property of Gregory Muenzen


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Indo-Portuguese Table Cabinet Achieves $98,500 at Doyle New York's Auction of Important English and Continental Furniture and Decorations on October 27, 2010

Sale Totals Almost $2 Million Amid Strong International Bidding

Pair of George III Commodes by Pierre Langlois Sells for $62,500

Neri di Bicci's Tempera on Panel of Tobias and the Angel Achieves $23,750


Doyle New York held an auction of Old Master Paintings and Drawings and Important English and Continental Furniture and Decorations on October 27, 2010. The sale offered furniture and decorations from the 17th through early 19th centuries, as well as Continental, English and Chinese export porcelain, Georgian silver, sculpture, clocks, chandeliers, sconces, tapestries and rugs. The Old Master Paintings section of the sale showcased landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century.

With competitive international bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $1,902,539 against a pre-sale estimate of $1,465,500-2,262,700 with a strong 80% sold by lot and 87% sold by value.

FURNITURE AND DECORATIONS
Highlighting the sale was an Indo-Portuguese silver mounted stained tortoise shell and ivory table cabinet dating to the 17th/18th century. The table cabinet was in remarkably pristine condition, even retaining its intricately carved ivory interior fittings. It was also fresh to the market, having been formerly in the collection of the Marquess of Ripon and consigned to the sale by the Estate of a New York Gentleman. Estimated at $2,000-4,000, the table cabinet sold for a staggering $98,500 to a buyer from the United Kingdom.

Furniture in the auction featured a handsome pair of George III gilt-bronze mounted mahogany, tulipwood rosewood and sabicu commodes, circa 1765 and attributed to Pierre Langlois that achieved $62,500, surpassing their estimate of $30,000-50,000. A French ivory tray made in 19th century Dieppe and decorated in relief with classical scenes soared past its estimate of $5,000-7,000 to reach $32,500. Italian furniture offered a pair of northern Italian rococo gilt-bronze mounted walnut, rosewood and parquetry commodino, Genoese, mid-18th century, that sold for $34,375, doubling their estimate of $12,000-18,000.

The silver section of the auction featured a George III silver gilt presentation urn and cover by Thomas Heming, London, circa 1771-1772. The urn was inscribed as a gift from King George III to his godson, the Honorable George Montagu, 6th Earl of Sandwich, later Viscount Hinchingbrooke. Estimated at $15,000-25,000, the presentation urn sold for $23,750 to a buyer from the United Kingdom.

OLD MASTER PAINTINGS
The selection of Old Master paintings and drawings offered a large group of works from the Estate of Charles Blakiston ("Blake") Ashburner of Washington, DC. Highlighting these was Neri di Bicci’s (Florentine, 1419-1491) depiction in tempera on panel of Tobias and the Angel. Based on the Biblical narrative, the young Tobias was shown carrying a fish and walking hand-in-hand with the angel Raphael, who held a mortar and pestle. With competitive bidding, the work easily surpassed its estimate of $10,000-15,000, achieving a strong $23,750.

NEXT AUCTION IN THIS CATEGORY: JANUARY 26
Doyle New York's next auction of Important English and Continental Furniture and Decorations, Including Old Master Paintings and Drawings is scheduled for January 26, 2011. Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation.

 

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FURNITURE AND DECORATIONS

Lot 153
Indo-Portuguese Silver Mounted Stained Tortoise Shell and Ivory Table Cabinet
17th/18th Century
Of rectangular form, with studded diaper veneers and a pair of cupboard doors opening to reveal an interior fitted with six small drawers carved with foliate scrolls, on bun feet. Height 9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm), width 10 1/2 inches (26.6 cm), depth 7 5/8 inches (19.4 cm).
Provenance:
Marquis of Ripon Collection

C Estate of a New York Gentleman
Sold For $98,500
Lot 467
Pair of George III Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany, Tulipwood Rosewood and Sabicu Commodes
Attributed to Pierre Langlois, circa 1765
Each brass bound banded top of serpentine outline, above a bombe case enclosing three long drawers with scrolling escutcheons and foliate cast handles, raised on cabriole legs with chutes and leaf cast scrolling sabots. Height 33 inches (83.8 cm), width 32 1/2 inches, depth 21 inches (53.3 cm).


Sold For $62,500
Lot 247
French Ivory Tray
Dieppe, 19th century
Incorporated into a low table, of oval form, with a lobed border carved in relief with classical and mythical scenes centering a reserve depicting a bacchic feast, set in a Neoclassical style painted and parcel gilt low table. Height 20 inches (50.8 cm), width 34 1/2 inches (87.6 cm), length of tray 27 inches (68.6 cm).


Sold For $40,625
Lot 457
Pair of George III Gilt-Wood Consoles
Circa 1765
Each Sarrancolin marble top above a fluted frieze with alternating rosettes and ribbon bouquets, raised on acanthus carved cabriole legs ending in scrolling toes. Height 34 inches (86.4 cm), width 50 inches (1.27 m), depth 24 3/4 inches (62.9 cm).
The pair of consoles shown here illustrate several elements featured in similar examples from the workshops of Robert Adam and Thomas Chippendale. These include the elegant fluted frieze incorporating paterae and the cabriole legs carved with acanthus leaves at the knees ending shell carved scrolled toes.


Sold For $37,500
Lot 460
Regency Part Ebonized Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase
First quarter of the 19th century
In two parts, the rectangular upper section enclosing four arched glazed and mullioned cupboard doors opening to shelves, above the lower section with a deep drawer fitted for writing flanked by two drawers, over four paneled cupboard doors outlined with Gothic tracery opening to sliding shelves, raised on a plinth. Height 8 feet 2 inches (2.49 m), width 10 feet 2 inches (3.10 m), depth 23 inches (58.4 cm).
Provenance:
Kentshire Galleries, New York
Sold Sotheby's, New York, October 26, 2002, lot 1933


Sold For $34,375
Lot 447
Pair of Northern Italian Rococo Gilt-Bronze Mounted Walnut, Rosewood and Parquetry Commodino
Genoese, mid 18th century
Each rectangular molded fleur de peche marble top of serpentine outline, above a conforming case enclosing two quarter veneered drawers centering a star and scrolling pull, raised on cabriole legs with scrolling chutes ending in pierced sabots. Height 36 3/4 inches (93.3 cm), width 26 1/4 inches (66.7 cm), depth 17 inches (43.2 cm).


Sold For $34,375
Lot 449
Pair of George III Style Mahogany, Satinwood and Marquetry Inlaid Cabinets
Each D-shaped top with a radiating design and entwined foliate border, above a conforming case enclosing three cupboard doors veneered with classical scenes and flower filled urns, raised on square legs. Height 34 1/4 inches (87 cm), width 50 inches (1.27 m), depth 22 1/4 inches (56.5 cm).


Sold For $34,375
Lot 565
Lavar Kirman Carpet
Southeast Persia, last quarter 19th century
The ivory field with a central polchrome pendant medallion flanked by indigo spandrel is within a floral vinery border. Approximately 24 feet 8 inches x 17 feet.
Areas of minor wear, two rewoven areas.


Sold For $27,500
Lot 450
Regency Parcel Gilt Rosewood Center Table
Circa 1810
The circular brass bound top raised on a leaf carved columnar standard continuing to a tripod base carved with winged sphinx, and ending in scrolling paw feet. Height 29 1/4 inches (74.3 cm), diameter 48 inches (1.22 m).
Provenance:
Christie's, London, Property of Encombe, Dorset and La Chasse, Jersey, January 23, 2007, lot 123


Sold For $26,250
Lot 461
George III Style Rosewood, Satinwood, Marquetry and Penwork Side Cabinet
19th Century
The D-shaped banded top inlaid with a radiating fan and husk trails and scrolling rinceaux, above a single cupboard door, raised on square tapering legs ending in spade feet. Height 36 1/4 inches (92.1 cm), width 59 inches (1.50 m), depth 21 3/4 inches (55.2 cm).


Sold For $25,000
Lot 230
Pair of George III Gilt-Wood Mirrors
Mid 18th century
Each rectangular mirror plate with foliate scrolling frame carved with icicles and flowerheads. Height 47 1/2 inches (1.21 m), width 24 1/2 inches (62.2 cm).


Sold For $12,500
Lot 300
George III Silver Gilt Presentation Urn and Cover
Thomas Heming, London, circa 1771-1772
The leaf cast cover with a crown finial and laurel wreath rim, the urn cast with Vitruvian scrolls and the royal crest, the Montagu coat of arms on the reverse, the handles with husk trails, on a lobed socle ending in a laurel garland circular foot and square base, inscribed on the interior rim of the cover This cup was given by his majesty King George the 3rd [sic] to his godson The Hon. George Montagu Born y 4th of feb, Baptized y 5th of March 1773. Height 14 1/2 inches, total approximately 71 ounces. (36.2cm).
Provenance:
Gift of King George III to his Godson, George John Montagu, 6th Earl of Sandwich, later Viscount Hinchingbrooke.


Sold For $23,750
Lot 172
Roman Marble Head of a Bacchante
On a verde antico marble column. Height 10 inches (25.4 cm).

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Sold For $21,250
Lot 157
Pair of Continental Baroque Alabaster Figural Pricket Sticks
17th/18th Century
Each standing infant supporting a torchere. Height 22 inches (55.9 cm).

C Estate of a New York Gentleman
Sold For $18,750
Lot 465
Louis XV Gilt-Bronze Mounted Amaranth and Tulipwood Bureau Plat
Circa 1745
The rectangular leather inset writing surface of serpentine outline, above three long quarter veneered drawers, raised on cabriole legs with scrolling chutes and ending in shell cast sabots, the chutes and sabots struck with the C couronne poincoin. Height 31 inches (78.7 cm), width 48 inches (1.22 m), depth 25 inches (63.5 cm).
Provenance:
Valerian S. Rybar, Inc., New York
French & Co., New York
The couronne poincoin or crowned C indicated a tax that was levied on all copper alloys sold between March 1745 and February 1749

C Estate of a Palm Beach Lady
Sold For $17,500
Lot 233
German Rococo Gilt-Wood Mirror
Mid 18th century
The rectangular mirror plate surmounted by a mirrored cartouche within a scrolling foliate carved frame. Height 65 inches (1.65 m), width 38 1/2 inches (97.8 cm).

C Estate of a New York Gentleman
Sold For $17,500
Lot 444
Louis XVI Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany and Beech Console Dessert
Circa 1780
The rectangular white marble top with a three-quarter gallery, above three drawers with shield-form lockplates, raised on octagonal tapering legs joined by platform stretchers. Height 32 1/4 inches (82.6 cm), width 35 1/4 inches (89.5 cm), depth 13 inches (33 cm).
Provenance:
Frank Partridge & Sons, London
Parke Bernet, March 6, 1964, lot 165

C Estate of a Palm Beach Lady
Sold For $15,000
Lot 399
Set of Four Louis XVI Style Ivory Urns
In two sizes, each with ribbon tired loop handles and carved floral garlands, on a beaded circular foot ending in a square base. Height of taller 7 1/2 inches (19.1 cm).

C Property of a Greenwich, Connecticut Estate
Sold For $13,750
Lot 170
Pair of Italian Baroque Polychrome Decorated Commodes
Each rectangular top of serpentine outline, decorated with a capriccio reserve within a scrolling border, above a conforming case enclosing three long drawers. Height 33 inches (83.8 cm), width 33 3/4 inches (85.7 cm), depth 18 1/4 inches (46.4 cm).


Sold For $12,500
Lot 458
Pair of George III Painted and Parcel Gilt Mirrors
Circa 1780
Each with a leaf carved molding above a ribbon tied frieze hung with drapery and flanked by paterae, over a divided rectangular mirror plate flanked by clustered columnar supports. Height 6 feet 7 1/2 inches (2.02 m), width 46 inches (1.17 m).


Sold For $23,750
Lot 324
George III Style Colorless Cut Glass Twelve-Light Chandelier
The urn-form standard above curved candle arms, hung with pendants. Height 41 inches (1.04 m), diameter 35 inches (88.9 cm).


Sold For $12,500

OLD MASTER PAINTINGS

Lot 89
Neri di Bicci
Florentine, 1419-1491
Tobias and the Angel
Tempera on panel transferred to panel
26 x 19 1/2 inches (66 x 49.5 cm)
Provenance:
Roberto I. Nevin (probably)
Sale, Galleria San Giorgio, Rome, Apr. 23, 1907, lot 150, as Scuola di Neri di Bicci, secolo XV (catalogue prepared by F. Mason Perkins)
Purchased by F. Mason Perkins for Dan Fellows Platt, Englewood, New Jersey by 1911
Thence by inheritance to Mrs. Dan Fellows Platt
Sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, January 9, 1947, lot 26
Acquired from the above by Wildenstein Galleries, London
Mrs. Wilton D. Cole, Fox Hollow, Morristown, New Jersey, acquired in 1968
Thence by descent in Mrs. Cole's family to a private owner
Sale, Christie's, New York, January 23, 2004, lot 39
Exhibited:
London, Wildenstein Gallery, Religious Themes in Painting from the Fourteenth Century Onwards, March 16-May 5, 1962, no. 11, pl. 11
Literature:
F. Mason Perkins, "Dipinti della Raccolta Platt," Rassegna d'arte, Jan. 1911, XI, pp.1-2
Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Rennaissance, Oxford, 1932, p. 386
Bernard Berenson, Pitture italiane del rinascimento, Milan, 1936, p. 332
Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Osford, 1953, pp. 385-9

C Property from the Estate of Charles Blakiston ("Blake") Ashburner
Sold For $23,750
Lot 253
After Domenico Zampieri, called Domenichino
The Cumaean Sibyl
Oil on canvas
54 1/4 x 39 1/2 inches (137.7 x 100.3 cm)
The original version of this work is in the Pinacoteca Capitolina in Rome.

C Property of a Collector
Sold For $10,625
Lot 30
French School
18th Century
Young Lady Reading a Letter
Oil on canvas, within a painted oval
24 x 18 1/2 inches (61 x 47 cm)

C Estate of Karl Lunde
Sold For $10,625