Preview in Port Chester, New York By Appointment Only Call for Information (914) 963-7221 Saturday, November 20th, 12-5 pm
Special Preview for Japanese Doll Collection, Yonkers, New York By Appointment Only Call for Information Friday, November 19th, 12-5 pm
iGavel is pleased to present this auction of Asian and Ethnographic Arts from the Collection of the Late Louis F. Simon.
Louis F. Simon, a violinist, conductor, composer, and educator was noted by Edwin Downes at his Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1958 as a "real musician with a flair for his instrument." Mr. Simon participated actively in many musical endeavors in the New York metropolitan area, including the Metropolitan Opera, NYC Ballet Orchestra, NY Pops with Skitch Henderson, and many, many others.
As an educator, musician, and conductor he travelled all over the world, receiving a Knighthood in Cambodia and was proud to perform in eight Festivals Casals in Puerto Rico. As part of his travels, Mr. Simon and his wife Dorothy often sought out the art of indigineous peoples, buying objects that were bold and interesting. Their collection of Japanese Dolls include many rare and unusual examples not often found on the market. The collection was accumlated over many years and both Mr. and Mrs. Simon delighted in the community of collectors and dealers who shared their interest. Establishing Simon World Arts, Mr. and Mrs. Simon participated in many regional antique shows and fairs. The Simon Collection is available for private viewing in both Port Chester and Yonkers, please call for an appointment.
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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