AMERICAN FURNITURE & DECORATIVE ARTS
AuctionWednesday, April 4, 2012 at 10am
CONSIGNMENTS ARE CURRENTLY
To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:David A. Gallager
SVP, Director, American Furniture
212-427-4141, ext 271
Anne Cohen DePietro
Director, American Paintings
212-427-4141, ext 281
Media ContactLouis LeB. Webre
SVP, Marketing & Media
212-427-4141, ext 232
Including Property FromCollection of Candice Bergen
Estate of a Titled Lady
Estate of Helen S. Cooper and Herman E. Cooper
Estate of Joan Von Koschembahr
Estate of Robert C. Graham, Sr.
Property from an Upper East Side, New York Estate
Property of a California Collector
Property of a Collector, formerly from his Paris apartment
Property of a New York Lady
Property of a Texas Estate
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Junius Brutus Stearns American, 1810-1885 The Meeting of Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison at Vincennes (Tecums.../carousels/1772/853425.jpg
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Andrew George Winter American, 1893-1958 Happy Lobstering Ground, Whitehead Island, Lower Penobscot Bay, 1940/carousels/1772/840183.jpg
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Junius Brutus Stearns' 1851 Depiction of 'The Meeting of Tecumseh and Harrison at Vincennes' Tops Doyle New York's Auction of American Furniture and Decorative Arts on April 4, 2012
Late 18th century Chippendale Cherry Chest on Chest Achieves $25,000
Chinese Export Green Fitzhugh Porcelain Table Service Achieves $20,000
Sale Totals Over $640,000 Amid Competitive Bidding
Doyle New York's April 4, 2011 auction of American Furniture and Decorative Arts, including Paintings and Prints showcased important American furniture and decorative arts from the Colonial period through the Federal and Classical styles. Silver, ceramics, mirrors, Chinese Export porcelain, American Indian art, and rugs were also offered.
With competitive bidding from buyers in the salesroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the sale totaled $643,862 against a pre-sale estimate of $479,000-729,000, with a strong 85% sold by lot and 91% sold by value.
Highlighting the sale was a masterful painting by Junius Brutus Stearns’ (1810-1885) 1851 depiction of The Meeting of Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison at Vincennes that fetched $80,500. Exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York in 1851 as Tecumseh and Harrison, the work illustrates an important historic confrontation between two adversaries: Tecumseh, leader of the Shawnee and a tribal confederacy opposed to American encroachment on Indian territory, and William Henry Harrison, then governor of the territory. Reuben Rowley's, Portrait of a Young Girl with a Coral Necklace from 1826 estimated at $1,500-2,000 sold for a staggering $40,625 and another notable work, Bombardment and Capture of Fort Hatteras, NC, August 29, 1861 by American marine painter Xanthus Russell Smith (est. $20,000-40,000) sold for $21,250.
An extensive 19th century Chinese export Green Fitzhugh porcelain table service from the family of Adaline Havemeyer Frelinghuysen, daughter of noted collectors and art patrons Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer sold for $20,000 doubling its estimate of $8,000-10,000.
American furniture featured a late 18th century Chippendale Cherry Chest on Chest which more than doubled its estimate of $8,000-12,000 selling for $25,000. A Federal inlaid mahogany butler's chest by New York cabinetmaker Michael Allison sold for 15,000 well over its pre sale estimate of $8,000-12,000 and a Massachusetts Chippendale Walnut Slant Front Desk (Estimate $5,000-7,000) also doubled its estimate at $13,750.
NEXT AMERICANA AUCTION: FALL 2012
We Invite You for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your American Furniture, Decorative Arts, Paintings and Prints
Doyle New York's next auction of American Furniture and Decorative Arts, including Paintings and Prints is scheduled for Fall 2012. Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.
For information, please contact:
David E. Gallager, American Furniture & Decorative Arts, 212-427-4141, ext. 271, or american@DoyleNewYork.com
Anne DePietro, American Paintings, 212-427-4141, ext. 249, or paintings@DoyleNewYork.com
Images and interviews are available upon request.
MEDIA CONTACTLouis LeB. Webre
SVP, Marketing & Media
212-427-4141, ext 232
Molded and Cut Colorless Glass Pokal with Sulphide Profile Portrait of George Washington
Height 10 1/2 inches.
Sold For $17,500