Witherell’s first auction of the year is a collection from the estate of Robert M. Soares. The passion Soares had for the antiques business was unmistakable. His wife Dorothy said, “Bob bought and sold antiques everyday.” It was a vocation and his collection of art and antiques represents his tireless commitment. It’s an honor to re-introduce this distinguished collection into the marketplace.
Included in the auction is a lovely gilt and silvered bronze and alabaster figure of Nature Disrobing for the Sciences with a carved lapis scarab at the bodice on marble plinth. The statue bears Suisses Freres foundry mark and signed at base. The original statue was commissioned to decorate a new medical school in Bordeaux France. It is estimated at $10,000-20,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid
The sale also features several European landscape paintings. Of particular interest is a painting of Lake Tahoe by the German/American painter Frederick Shafer (1839-1927). This painting is estimated at $1,000-1,500 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid
Another highlight from the sale is a pair of English sterling silver candlesticks, circa 1756. The candlesticks are molded in the style of Rococo with natural forms and curves. They are estimated at $1,200-1,500 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid