Online Bidding: June 27th – July 11th, 2012
Auction Viewing at Litchfield County Auctions
425 Bantam Road, Litchfield CT:
Friday, July 6th – Tuesday, July 10th; 10am to 5pm Each Day.
Free Appraisal Day:
Saturday, July 7th: 10 am – 2 pm
LCA’s eclectic Summer Sale mixes traditional art & antiques together with modern furniture, fine art and decorations. With more than 1000 lots in the auction, it offers a wide variety of property for dealers and collectors alike, including some serious antiques & old master paintings for seasoned collectors as well as numerous fun lots for those just starting out. Like a great summer barbeque, music festival, carnival or day at the beach, this sale has something for Everyone!
Fresh-to-the-Market Property comes from: The Estate of Leon and Norma Hess – Hess Oil and one time owner of the NY Jets, Park Avenue, NYC; The Estate of Interior Designer Barbara Girard—removed from a Plaza Hotel Residence, 1 Central Park South, NYC; Property from the Estate of Helen Rolo, NYC– an outstanding collection of Antiques & Fine Art; Property from the Woodlay collection, Westport, CT (from which a $200,000 Chinese soapstone seal was sold in our last auction); The Estate of Mrs. Frederick Bryan, Wingdale, NY; Also from the estate of Virginia Dooley, ‘Promoter, Protector, Companion and Friend of R. C. Gorman,’ as well as paintings from the estates of artists: Skaling, Giuseppi Napoli & Peter Marks and many other fine estates and collections.
Fine art highlights include: Old Master paintings by Jakob Bogdani (attributed, Hungarian, 1660-1724); Circle of Melchior Hondecoeter (Dutch, 17th C.); A Hudson River Landscape by Henry Ary (American, 1807-1859); Chinese Export Paintings; Works by Salvador Dali, Georges Binet, Chaim Gross, Paul Madeline, Gaston Le Touche, George Morland & RC Gorman; etchings by Piranesi and Whistler; and ‘Art from the Studio’ by Giuseppi Napoli, Peter Marks and Audrey Skaling and many others.
Furniture highlights in the sale include a William & Mary Highboy (Boston); a Chippendale Card Table (Irish); a Queen Anne Dressing Table (Boston) as well as Biedermeier, Federal, Arts & Crafts, Shaker, Stickley, Herter Bros., Mid Century Modern and more.
There is an impressive Pair of Large Cast Iron Garden Urns, C. 1900; a Pair of Cased Parlor Percussion Pistols, French, C. 1850; Antique Maps; Rugs, Lighting and Mirrors; Louis Vuitton luggage—including a very good steamer trunk, Stamps, Coins and Vintage Toys; Silver; Clocks by Billston & Battersea & Tiffany Studios; Cast Iron Mechanical Banks; Folk Art Paintings, Carvings and Needlework; Portraits and Portrait Miniatures; Chinese Export; Weathervanes; Samplers; Decoys; Scrimshaw; Stoneware.
More modern decorations include Blown Glass items by Dale Chihuly; Steuben colored glass, Lalique, Pairpoint, Baccarat and Orrefors glass; Porcelain items by Cartier, Meissen, Herend, Wedgwood, and Staffordshire; and Art Pottery by Paul Soldner, Karen Kames, Theodore Randall and Paul Chaleff and Buccellati silver.
We hope you enjoy the auction and if you have items of your own you are interested in consigning, we are now seeking property for upcoming sales:
Jewelry & Couture
Modern Art & Design
Asian Art & Antiques
Antiquities & Ethnographic Art
American Folk Art, Furniture & Decorations
European Art & Antiques
+ Artists Estates & Property suitable for single owner sales