January 17 - January 31, 2013

Sale Code: W8CM

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Witherell’s 2013 Winter Auction
The Estate of Robert M. Soares
January 17-31, 2013

The passion Robert M. Soares (1926-2011) 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. Bob was a dedicated student and a skilled mechanic, which gave him a unique perspective of understanding the technical as well as the intellectual aspects of an item. He was the ultimate connoisseur, a decorated WWII hero, a devoted family man and a model of integrity and hard work. It’s an honor to re-introduce this distinguished collection into the marketplace. We welcome your inquiries.

THE ESTATE OF ROBERT M. SOARES SALE PREVIEW CATALOGC. Masson (French, 1838-1913) Patinated Bronze Cougar on Granite BaseEmerson Lewis (California, 1892-1958) oil on board, DESTINATION UNKNOWNJohn Otaredze (Russian/California, 1891-1939) Mixed Metal Octagonal TableMarianne Mathieu (California 1827-1897) CALIFORNIA WILD FLOWERSStained Glass Ceiling Fixture, Bent Glass Novelty, New York, ca. 1906