BEVERLY, Mass. (PRWEB) August 09, 2018
A collection of outstanding continental and English furniture and furnishings purchased from such notable antique dealers as Agostino Antiques, Florian Papp Antiques of NYC and Taylor B Williams Antiques, Chicago IL, features prominently in the Kaminski Auction August 18th and 19th, 2018 at 10:00 AM EST.
English Regency furniture from the collection includes a Regency-style mahogany dining table with rosewood and ebony inlay and a set of eight Regency rosewood and brass dining chairs with beaded brass banding overall, brass inlay and applied decoration, originally purchased from Florian Papp Antiques of New York City, New York. There is also a Regency leather top, rosewood library table inlaid with brass stringing and flower heads on scroll form legs and brass casters, also from Florian Papp, a pair of Regency style painted satinwood armchairs and a Regency satinwood revolving circular bookcase.
A large Adams satinwood and gilt cellaret decorated with a gilt gadrooned edge over a classical urn is an outstanding piece. The collection continues with a set of English 19th-century chinoiserie Tole tea canisters, a Samson "Chinese export" armorial porcelain covered vase and an 18th-century Chinese export Mandarin porcelain bowl.
Continental furniture and furnishings from the collection include a pair of 18th-century Louis XV giltwood console tables, each with serpentine form rosso marble tops, over a rose garland festooned frieze and foliate carved scrolling, a French Louis XVI style mahogany open side cabinet with white marble top, and a French Empire style Charles X bronze and gilt chandelier.
Complimentary offerings from other New York and Palm Beach estates include a circa 1830 Austrian Empire period walnut table having three carved mythological dolphins and a circa 1880 Italian Renaissance revival carved walnut nine-drawer chest with elaborate backsplash and five shelves.
From two separate Massachusetts estates comes a pair of matching carved giltwood, 19th century English Chippendale mirrors with elaborate phoenix crests, and a French Bullseye mirror with an eagle finial.
American furniture in the auction features a Beacon Hill Hepplewhite-style server from a Brookline, Massachusetts estate and a mahogany secretary bookcase with inlay and flame mahogany panels from a Beverly, Massachusetts estate.
A spectacular ebonized Steinway concert piano is sure to attract attention. The circa 1889, Model D concert grand piano, serial number 65665 is estimated to bring $5,000-$10,000.
European fine art highlights include two Russian portraits. The first is a portrait of Empress Maria Feodorovna (1759-1828), wife of Emperor Paul Petrowitz I of Russian, and the second is the Emperor Paul Petrowitz I (1754-1801), son of Empress Catherine the Great. Both paintings were purchased originally in Paris in 1915, and later, from the Helen Schachter estate, NYC. The portraits are labeled, oil on canvas and measure thirty-three inches by twenty-eight inches, (frame). Another work by Friedrich August von Kaulbach (1850-1920), titled “The Jewess - Judith with a Sword”, oil on canvas was also purchased from the Helen Schachter estate, NYC, NY.
An excellent addition to the sale is a view of the Grand Canal Venice with Saint Mark's Square, oil on canvas, signed by the artist William James (fl. 1761-1771), presented in an antique carved gilt Rococo frame measuring forty-seven inches by sixty-five and a half inches (frame). The provenance of the painting is originally from the Montelatici family of New York, Florence Italy and Miami Beach.
Modern highlights include an abstract painting titled ‘Combustione’, by the Italian painter and sculptor, Alberto Burri, and a portrait by the German expressionist Karl Hofer. Both have estimates of $40,000-$60,000.
New England art includes a collection of seven Brian Coole paintings from a Charlestown, Massachusetts collector including 'View of Boston State House and Bunker Hill from Chelsea,’ ‘Taking the Flag at Bunker Hill,’ and ‘The Burning of Charlestown’ to name a few.
There is also a signed Aldro Hibbard, winter scene of Vermont, oil on canvas board from a Beverly, Massachusetts estate.
Other eclectic entries of interest include a Coalport partial dessert service consisting of 22 pieces decorated with the hand-painted story of Cupid, a 19th-century Chinese Rose Medallion barrel-form garden seat and a 19th-century three-mast sailing ship model from a Wakefield, Massachusetts estate.
Of great interest to all scrimshaw and whaling history collectors is a rare find from a West Palm Beach, Florida estate comes a 19th-century seaman's wooden whaling tool with carved decoration, two 19th century seaman's hand-carved whaling motif wood blocks used to count whales captured in the ships log and a 19th-century English brass compass labeled 'Schmalcalder's Patent West 82 The Strand London', ion its’ original fitted mahogany box inlaid with bone cartouche scrimshaw in a ship design.
A selection of exceptional antique and semi-antique Sarouk, Isfahan and Tabriz rugs of outstanding quality from a Brookline, Massachusetts estate rounds out the offerings in the August auction.
Preview for this exciting auction is held at the Kaminski Auctions gallery, 117 Elliott Street, Rt.62, Beverly, Massachusetts, Tuesday- Friday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and day of sale starting at 8:00 AM. Preview is open while the auction is live. For more information and to sign up to bid with KaminskiLIVE go to http://www.kaminskiauctions.com.