Auction Viewing at Litchfield County Auctions: 425 Bantam Road, Litchfield CT Friday, Oct. 11 Tuesday, Oct. 15 10am to 5pm each day. Free Appraisal Day: Saturday, Oct. 12: 10 am 2 pm LCA_s October 2013 sale features property from a multitude of outstanding estates and collections: Property from The Estate of Phil Rubin, Riverside Drive, NYC; The Estate of Christina and James Erwin Koegel of Armonk, NY and the estate of Francis Mason, Rye, NY to name just a few. Mr. Rubin was a lifelong collector with a trained eye. Beginning with studies at Parson's School of Design and followed by a long career in retail at Sloan's and B. Altman's, Mr. Rubin eventually became an interior designer for numerous affluent families and individuals. He enjoyed a lifetime of travel, where he collected objects from all over the world, which thoroughly decorated his Riverside Drive apartment. The Koegel collection is one of those family collections passed down for generations, from grandfatherOttoto son James and now to his heirs. At age 16, Otto declared he was leaving home to make his fortune,_ which he succeeded at, graduating law school and joining a prominent NYC law firm in the early part of the 20th century. It was there he joined the Hajji Baba Rug collecting club, and began to develop his taste for fine oriental rugsand paintings as well. Francis Mason, author and dance critic on public radio, whose NYC collection we sold several years ago, also had a fine collection in a little gem of a home, just behind the Rye Country Club, which is what we are offering in this auction. These are just the tip of the iceberg. Please enjoy the auction and the many many other fine estates and collections herein, including: _ By Descent From the Estate of C.F. Wells (closed 1942) Bridgewater, CT _ From the Estate of Paul & Carol L. Baldi, North Street, Litchfield _ Property from a Private Westport, CT Collection (from which we have already sold over _ million dollars in Chinese carvings) _ From a Private Collection 72nd Street and Central Park West, NYC _ Property from the Collection of Penny and Gerald Levy, NYC _ Marbella Gallery, New York, NY _ From an Irvington, NY Collection _ From the private collection of Sir Richard Giordano, Chairman of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace _ From the Estates of Paul Zimmerman & William McCloy for sale to benefit the Slater Museum, Norwich CT _ From a Sarasota, Florida, Collection _ From the Corporate Apartment of the Toyota Company, 60th Street and Park Avenue Sale Code: L7BD
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