Litchfield County Auctions is proud to present property from two of the more important collections to come onto the market in recent months: The Estate of Leonard Newman, as Decorated by Albert Hadley and the Estate of Alice Lawrence. In addition, there is one of the best discoveries_ in recent memorythe Estate of Dr. Jack Beckwith, plus numerous other estates and collections throughout New York and Connecticut. Both Alice Lawrence and Leonard Newman were consummate collectors, who were gifted not only with a fine eye but also the means to buy the best; in addition they surrounded themselves with advisors who helped hone their collectionswhether it was Albert Hadley or the famous collector Myron OrlofskyMr. Newman_s brother-in-lawin the Newmans_ case, or simply by purchasing at such prominent dealers as The Macklowe Gallery, among others, in Mrs. Lawrence_s case. Five of the important Tiffany lamps in the auction were discovered in an estate that was on the far other extreme of the spectrum from the clean and sparsely decorated halls of Mr. Newman and Mrs. Lawrence_s residences. The estate of Jack Beckwith had more of the Collyer Brothers feel to it; it was in his Kew Gardens, Queens home that the five superb pieces were found, three resting on the sofa, one on the floor, and the fifth, hidden behind piles of mid-century modern furniture and wrapped in newspaper and rubber bands from the 1970_s. Stuffed into the two-bedroom apartment were over 350 Mettlach Beer Steins which will be sold in February 2010, a collection of about 12 Russian Bronzesalso wrapped in old newspaper and still in cardboard boxes, Asian porcelain, a huge collection of books and much much more. Perhaps the most significant single item in the sale is a painting on board by Ben Nicholson. Birdwing_ as it is titled, is signed and dated April 15, 1953. It bears labels from 'Galleries Apollo, Bruxelles' and 'The Parish Art Museum, South Hampton, NY', and comes from the Collection of Harry Mathews whose parents amassed a tremendous art, antiques and modern collection in the 1950_s in New York. Another piece from this collection is a Henri Laurens gouache; there are also several lots of modern furniture and Ethnographic items. From a major New York collection come a selection of European Antiques & Art. Included in this group are small collection of 17th and 18th century tapestries, a variety of furniture and decorative art and several fine paintings. The highlight of her collection is the large and stunning tapestry of Hannibal Crossing the Alps. Also from her collection is a painting by Hermann Wagner of two girls in a garden and a very well painted portrait of a young woman. Numerous pieces of Asian & Ethnographic art will undoubtedly strike collectors fancy. They hail from the above mentioned estates, as well as a few items highlighted from the Hill Estate, Redding Connecticut, most of whose American and European items were sold in July. Litchfield County Auctions is also excited to announce their inaugural: JEWELRY, COUTURE CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES SALE: November 18 December 2 Featuring property from the Estate of Alice Lawrence and others They are also collecting property for their Winter Antiques Auction: American Folk Art, Furniture & Decorations Paintings, Drawings, Prints & Sculpture European Furniture & Decorations Books, Maps & Historical Documents Please call: 860-567-4661, email: email@example.com or visit their website: litchfieldcountyauctions.com if you have any questions. Address: 425 Bantam Road, (Rte 202) Litchfield CT 06759
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.
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Amanda and Chris Everard