The current offering of Fine and Decorative Arts, Silver and Jewelry includes nearly 700 lots from various local collections. The auction, posted on Igavelauctions.com from March 4th-March 18th will have the galleries open for viewing from March 10th until the sale closes, including the weekend of the 15th and 16th from noon to 4pm each day. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the exhibition. An important New Jersey collection of fine art contains a veritable roll call of house hold European artist names. With over 100 items offered for sale, this impressive group was carefully put together over the course of the 20th century and has been off the market much of that time. The lead item is a sculpture by noted French artist Francis Xavier Le Lanne. His Blue Rhino is a stunning deep lapis hue and bears the artist_s stamp on the underside. Another contemporary sculpture of a seated woman by Niki de Saint Phalle was purchased in Paris in the early 80_s and has been in the collection since. Numerous abstract lithographic images by Joan Miro and animal prints by Alexander Calder are of interest. A lovely watercolor depicting figures on a beach by Eugene Boudin, a pencil drawing of The Gleaners_ by Francis Millet and an image of a bridge by Paul Signac are some of the easily recognizable names. Other artists people will know are names like Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Daumier, Steinlen, Dufy, Degas, Aglio, Levitsky, Whistler and many, many more. A very private Short Hills family is downsizing and also spent much of the 20th century collecting. Their predilection was for items of English and American origin, and their collection of miniatures is impressive. For example, there are approximately twenty small pieces of case furniture, comprising examples of sideboards, slant front desks, cabinets and chairs. There are also several dozen polychrome ceramic houses and buildings. The collection of South Staffordshire enamel boxes include examples from the 1800_s and 1900_s. There are numerous items to examine and to bid on. A large New York residence made out of three co-joined apartments is divesting a group of Louis Vuitton luggage. There is a George I mahogany side table, a nice set of bed steps and pair of George III painted open armchairs purchased at Kentshire Galleries. Further, there is a Pennsylvania bird-cage tea table and candlestand. All this furniture was carefully placed on a room-size Oushak carpet. There are several items from two prestigious Park Avenue homes that include a Georgian tall case clock, Caucasian rugs and numerous English engravings and maps. Additionally, there is a fine secretary a abbatant stamped twice B. Butte, brass candlesticks, several chandeliers and more. The sale includes the usual complement of sterling silver flatware, hollow ware, tea services, candle sticks and jewelry by names like Gorham, Tiffany, Towle, Whiting, Elkington, Mappin & Webb, and Movado. Highlights*
LeLanne_s Blue Rhino Leads Major NJ Collection Including Works byPicasso, Cocteau, Blatas, Renoir, Daumier, Steinlen, Dufy, Whistler * Lucite Furniture, Military Helmets, Accessories from Long Island Estate * Park Avenue Apartment Contents English and Americana, Vuitton * Short Hills, NJ Home Selling Collection of Miniatures * Antique Books including The Jungle_ signed by Upton Sinclair
In early 2010, Nye and Company relocated to Bloomfield, New Jersey making them more easily accessible to New York City. Our location moments off major interstate arties (Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 80, 280, 287) and State Routes 3, 46 and 23, is easily found by the large-format banners on the fa_ade. For photographs, to schedule an interview, or for further information, please contact: John B. A. Nye Nye and Company Auctioneers / Appraisers 20 Beach Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 p: (973) 984-6900 / f: (973) 743-0493/ email@example.com
Nye & Company offers free auction appraisals every Monday from 10 AM 2 PM and a full complement of contract appraisal work for estate, insurance, fair market value and equitable distribution. Please call 973-984-6900 during business hours for more information. Sale Code: N3HN
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