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Maria van Oosterwyck

Abraham Bisschop

English School, 16th Century

Jacob Storck

Attributed to Agnolo Bronzino

Pair of consoles related to designs by William Kent

Dutch Neoclassical Buffet

Louis XV Trumeau

Pair of Armorial Chargers

AN IMPRESSIVE SELECTION OF OLD MASTER PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS TO HIGHLIGHT AUCTION AT DOYLE NEW YORK

Including Important English and Continental Furniture and Decorations

MEDIA CONTACT

Louis LeB. Webre
Vice President, Marketing and Media
212-427-4141, ext 232
louis@DoyleNewYork.com

Images and interviews are available upon request.

 

AUCTION: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23, 2002 AT 10AM

Doyle New York will hold and auction of Important English and Continental Furniture and Decorations, including Old Master Paintings and Drawings. Highlighting the broad selection of 17th to early 19th century furnishings are fine examples reflecting the artistry of English, Dutch and French craftsmen. The Old Master paintings and drawings feature important Dutch canvases and an early portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, as well as a group of over sixty drawings, watercolors and pastels. The exhibition will be on view to the public from Saturday, January 19 through Tuesday, January 21. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in New York City.


INFORMATION AND CATALOGUES


For more information, bidders may contact Alan Fausel in the Paintings and Drawings Department at (212) 427-4141, ext. 238, or email alan@DoyleNewYork.com, or Andrea Blunck Frost in the Furniture and Decorations Department at (212) 427-4141, ext. 220, or email andrea@DoyleNewYork.com. To order a catalogue, please contact the Subscriptions Department at (212) 427-2730, or email subscriptions@DoyleNewYork.com. The free, fully illustrated Internet catalogue will be available online prior to the auction at DoyleNewYork.com

 

AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS


OLD MASTER PAINTINGS

Maria van Oosterwyck (Dutch, 1630-1693)
Floral Still Life In a Glass Vase With Reflection of a Domed Church, with Butterflies, Sea Shells, and Pocket Watch
Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (97.1 x 76.8cm)
Estimate: $150,000-250,000

This large still life contains an impressive array of roses, peonies, tulips, narcissi, irises and other flowers, and is further animated by butterflies dancing around it. However, what sets this particular work apart is the inclusion of various warm-water shells and a very early pocket timepiece attached to a blue ribbon. The collecting of exotic shells reflects the expansion of Dutch interests into exotic lands and was soon becoming a popular pastime. The small timepiece most likely denotes the patronís interest in modern technology. Oosterwyck was known to produce work for members of the highest nobility from Louis XIV in France to William III in Holland. Certainly this work was painted with an erudite and enlightened patron in mind.


Abraham Bisschop (Dutch, 1670-1731)
Trumpeter Swan with a Kingfisher and Other Birds in a Landscape
Oil on canvas, 39 1/2 x 43 3/4inches (100.4 x 111.2cm)
Estimate: $40,000-60,000

Bisschop along with Pieter Casteels and Jacob Bogdany are among the premier painters of exotic birds at the beginning of the 18th century. They all exploited the variety and coloring of their plumage in their exuberant compositions. Bisschop is perhaps best known for his elegant white swans. This painting is an excellent example of his work, and is signed and dated 1722.


English School, 16th Century
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I
Oil on panel, 33 x 27 1/8 inches (83.8 x 68.9 cm)
Estimate: $30,000-40,000

An early portrait of the monarch and relates that relates to the 'Kitchener type' as outlined in Roy Strongs' book on the subject.


Jacob Storck (Dutch, circa 1641-1687)
Busy Harbor Scene with Shipping
Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 42 inches (76.8 x 106.6cm)
Estimate: $20,000-30,000


OLD MASTER DRAWINGS

Attributed to Agnolo Bronzino
Figures from Michelangeloís Last Judgement
Red chalk on paper, 15 x 8æ inches (38.1 x 22.2 cm)
Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Bronzino was a Mannerist painter from Florence, worked for the Medici family perhaps best known for his portraits, religious and allegorical works. This image of was taken from Michelangeloís Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel in Rome. The drawing was once in the collection of English sculptor Thomas Banks.


Attributed to Pier-Antonio Rotari
A pair of lovely pastel portraits of young women.
Estimate: $12,000-18,000


Henri Fantin-Latour
(French, 1836-1904)
Two drawings each depicting female heads.
Fantin-Latour was known for both his portraits and his still lifes.
Estimates $5,000-7,000 and $1,500-2,500


A strong group of over sixty Old Master Drawings, Watercolors and Pastels
, including 19th century French and English works
.


IMPORTANT FURNITURE, DECORATIONS AND RUGS

English Furniture

The highlight of English furniture is a pair of George II carved pine consoles closely related to designs by the renowned English architect, artist and garden designer, William Kent (1685-1748). Kent's furniture designs served as part of his unified schemes for landscape, building and interiors. Monumental and heavily carved with shells, these consoles are similar to Kent's designs for pieces at Houghton Hall, one of his landmark commissions. Other English furniture featured in this sale will include a William and Mary oyster veneered walnut cabinet on stand (est. $12,000-18,000). Dating from the late 17th century, this piece exhibits the exuberant veneer work typical of that period and possesses a warm brown patina. An extraordinary George III inlaid mahogany linen press (est. $8,000-12,000) dates from the late 18th century, the height of Georgian furniture design. It has an unusual shape and is interestingly inlaid with paterae and bellflowers.


Dutch Furniture

From an estate of Dutch descent, comes a group of Dutch furniture including a Dutch Neoclassical mahogany and satinwood buffet from the early 19th century (est. $2,500-3,500), a Dutch Neoclassical ebonized satinwood and mahogany side cabinet, early 19th century (est. $2,500-3,500), and a Dutch Rococo style walnut tall case clock (est. $5,000-7,000). Also part of this estate is a small selection of early Dutch Delftware articles.


French Furniture

French highlights include a beautiful Louis XV painted and gilt-wood trumeau, mid 18th century, (est. $8,000-12,000), delicately carved with a floral surround and inset with a charming panel depicting frolicking putti. Complementing the mirror is a Louis XV gilt bronze mounted kingwood commode, mid 18th century (est. $8,000-12,000). Originating from a New York estate, the commode is of bombÈ form and retains its original marble top.


Decorations and Rugs

A selection of Chinese Export Porcelain is highlighted by a pair of armorial chargers with Meissen Hausmaler inspired border decoration and the arms of Beilby Thompson with wife in pretense, circa 1740 (est. $5,000-6,000). The sale will also include 18th and 19th century English and Continental silver and a selection of chandeliers. A good group of rugs include a lovely ìZieglerî type Sultanabad carpet (est. $20,000-30,000). Originating in central Persia in the last quarter of the 19th century, this carpet has a large-scale allover pattern highly desirable in todayís market.