The April auction at Nye consists primarily of 20th century decorative arts, comprising large amounts of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modern furniture, lighting and table-top articles. The collection was formerly located on Florida_s west coast. Of the 600 lots, the 20th century works comprise the bulk of the auction with intentionally conservative estimates and reserves even lower than normal. The sale is posted to and open for bidding on www.igavelauctions.com until April 28th, 2015. Beautifully set up galleries are open for viewing every day until the auction closes, with the exception of Saturday, April 25th, from noon to 4pm. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the exhibition. Of course condition reports and additional photographs are available to people unable to make it to Bloomfield. There are works by notable named designers such as the Frederick Weinberg White-Painted Bent Metal Horse-Form Bar Cart, the Vintage AJ Royal Pendant lamp by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen, a Jaques Adnet Leather-Clad Table Lamp, a Tobia Scarpa Bronze Lily-Pad Floor Lamp and Vladimir Kagan Plaid-Upholstered Walnut Rocking Chair and Ottoman, Philip and Kelvin Laverne circular low table and much, much more. The most interesting example of Biedermeier case furniture is the architectonic fall-front secretary with elaborately inlaid interior and secret compartmentalized temple cornice. Additionally are the four armchairs and dining table. The work on artist board by Antonio Jacobsen depicts the sailing steamer, Sandy Hook_, motoring to the left and bears the signature and date of 1917 in the lower right. A pair of Neapolitan gouaches are in the auction along with some 20th century abstract works. The 18th century map of The Province of New Jersey, Divided from East and West, Commonly Called the Jerseys_ should elicit local interest and beyond. Though the jewelry component of the auction is relatively small by comparison to the other categories, there are some remarkable pieces, including a Patek Philippe Men_s Gold Calatrava Watch and a Tiffany & Co. Diamond, Emerald and Yellow Gold Antelope-Form Brooch, attributed to Donald Clafflin. There are other figural brooches, as well, such as the Cellino Dragon and the others in the form of a rose, duck and geometric. Other watches are from Baum & Mercier and Jaeger Le Coultre. There are numerous examples of chic lighting including bronze chandeliers and exotic table lamps. Desk sets, Rosenthal porcelain dinner services, pairs of wall sconces, mirrors, silver-plate, German redware, and so much more. This is a rare opportunity to acquire fine examples of 20th century design at reasonable prices. All in all, this is a very vibrant and interesting auction. One might think of it as a departure for Nye, but the overall quality, volume and low estimates make it attainable. Everyone must either visit the galleries or browse the select offering online.
Tuesday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 30th, 10-5pm
Thursday, January 31st, 10-5pm
This auction features Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years. As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.
Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.
Enjoy the auction!
Amanda and Chris Everard